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 Camping (Johnny)
Dallas Winston
 Posted: Dec 3 2017, 08:17 AM
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God, I didn't know you had this problem with, with yelling in my face.


OOC Date: December 2017
IC Date: December 2017

Dally had put together a ton of things for his camping trip with Johnny. He packed one backpack full of food, because if anything, Dally got incredible hungry all the time. Another backpack he packed with essentials, including a first aid kit, water bottles, and various other things for camping. His pocket knife was in his pocket, his cigarettes were in his pocket and an extra pack in the backpack. He put a tent in the back of the truck and headed to Darry's, where JOhnny always was.

It was no secret that Dallas told Johnny he wanted to take him camping. He'd mentioned it that day at breakfast. Well, today was the day, granted it was cold out. They could use a fire, and they'd keep warm. They didn't even have to sleep. They could stay up and watch the fire, or do something that Johnny wanted to do. It didn't matter. What mattered was that Dally got Johnny out of town, thinkign about other things, rather than just trouble and his parents.

He pulled up in front of Darry's and honked until Johnny came out. Darry stood on the porch yelling at him to knock it off, the neighbors would be yelling at him. "Yeah, yeah," Dally muttered, pushing the passenger side door open for Johnny. "Hiya, Johnny! You ready? This is going to be great," Dally said, waving to Darry, putting the truck in drive, and speeding away.

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Johnny Cade
 Posted: Dec 3 2017, 09:41 AM
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If you can picture a little dark puppy that had been kicked too many times and is lost in a crowd of strangers, you'll have Johnny.


Camping in December? Johnny had never heard of such a thing. He thought people reserved camping only for the warmer months, but what did he know? He was just a city boy. The only time he had been out of their neighborhood was... well, he didn't like thinking about that, no matter how many times he had reenacted it over the last fifteen years.

So Johnny had no idea how camping worked. Maybe December really was a fine month for it. Dally would know, surely. He was smart: perhaps not book-smart like Pony but definitely street-smart and, in Johnny's opinion, worldly. Dally came from New York, which was pretty much as far away as China was. Heck, when you were Johnny, the next town over might as well have been China.

Repeated horn honking brought Johnny back into the Curtis living room. That would be Dally, and sure enough, Darry's response to the driver confirmed it. Johnny picked up his bag and followed Darry out the front door. With a word from Darry about being safe and not letting Dally do anything foolish, Johnny walked down the steps, out the gate, and to the truck.

"Hi, Dal." Johnny climbed in and set his bag at his feet. "I guess so." He was as ready as he could get, anyway. Spending some time with Dally was about the greatest treat Johnny could conjure up, even if it did unsettle his nerves from time to time. "Thanks for takin' me."
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Dallas Winston
 Posted: Mar 15 2018, 07:42 AM
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God, I didn't know you had this problem with, with yelling in my face.


Darry stood on the porch and watched as Dally literally sped off with one of the gang's most precious pieces of cargo. He wasn't sure how this would play out. It was December after all. They were even thinking about getting a Christmas tree and everything! And here was Dally, going camping, of all things! Darry, like most of the other guys, was very protective of Johnny. He knew that Dally was even more so, but sometimes he failed to show it and tried to make the boy into a man while doing stupid things.

Camping in December looked like it might be one of those stupid things. Dally sped down the road, whooping and hollering all the way. He pushed Johnny next to him in a playful way. "Are you excited? Gah-lee! I've been waiting forever to do this with you! It'll be cold, but we can handle it. We'll make a fire and I brought marshmallows! It'll be just as good as going in the summer!" Dally said, nodding both to Johnny and to himself. "Oh, boy, you're more than welcome! I wouldn't want to go with anyone else."

Dally was great at talking and even better at pretending. He pretty much wore his heart on his sleeve, and he was boisterous about everything, but when it came to Johnny, Dally tried to simmer down. He knew how the kid got nervous at the drop of a hat. "What do you want to do while we're out there, camping? One thing you've always wanted to do or thought you'd like to try? Go on. What do you want to do? I'll make it happen!" Dally really wanted Johnny to like his time with him. He'd planned it rather quickly, but he'd been truly planning it for a real long time.
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Johnny Cade
 Posted: Mar 16 2018, 10:09 AM
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If you can picture a little dark puppy that had been kicked too many times and is lost in a crowd of strangers, you'll have Johnny.


At Dally's words and his antics, Johnny couldn't completely mask his grin. Johnny knew he wasn't anyone special, but Dally had asked him of all people to go camping. It wasn't even a pity invite, either, because no one else was going. This was solely for him. Johnny treasured all his friends, but Dally was one of the ones he cared about most of all. He was his hero. No matter how gruff Dally was with the rest of the world, no matter how tough he played it, Johnny knew Dally would always come through for him. The second scene at the church showed it every single time.

Dally peppered Johnny with questions, but though his enthusiasm was catching, it didn't provide Johnny with any answers. "Gee, Dal," Johnny said and ran a hand through the back of his own hair. He was completely at a loss. "I dunno. I've never been camping before. Everything you mentioned sounds more than fine." Besides---and he would never dream of saying this to Dally because he knew it would gain the opposite result---Johnny didn't want Dally going out of his way for him. A special trip out of town was more than enough already.

"What do people do when they go camping? I've only ever been out at that church, and that ain't the same." Johnny ignored the bad memories of the church and focused only on the good ones, like watching the sunset, trying to catch rabbits, and winning cigarettes in a card game.
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