This girl obviously didn't understand.
He could completely comprehend the grieving the felt, and probably even the way she felt now. How dead she sounded, it only tore at him more. He hadn't even chose his work over her. In all honestly, he would have rather not left. But he wanted to become someone, he wanted to give himself more reason to live. He felt that with Melody. And he wanted to feel that more. Which was why he left, and he was hoping to recruit her into the force by making himself a good name. He was on the borderline of doing just that, when it was announced he was dead.
Soon enough, Jared returning. Tossing a helmet onto the couch and flopping down on the floor. He seemed a bit aggravated, but not from the fact that they had gotten themselves into a tight situation. With furrowed brows, Joseph approached and asked the male what was wrong. "That bloody girl won't come down from a tree. She's gonna either get us found out, or get herself hurt." Jared said to Joseph, glancing up at the male through a half-lidded gaze. Joseph only shook his head, smiling sadly.
All of those moments when he tickled her cheeks and sides, and called her a monkey girl when she giggled. He used to find it absolutely adorable. Now all he wanted was for her to stop climbing up, and start climbing into his arms. Though that was something he may never achieve. There was no way for him to work her heart like that, and he just had to accept it - but it was too damn hard. "And you're expecting me to manage to get her down?" Joseph asked with a sigh, and Jared only shrugged.
"You are lovers, or so lovers in quite the quarrel now aren't you?" He questioned, with a snicker. He seemed to be spiteful as of late, but the male could understand. He was forcing so much stress upon his shoulders and giving him burden after burden. "Sorry man, I just don't mean to be like this," he said after a moment of silence. "That girl if just so freaking stubborn, I hate it," he said softly, turning over on his side and curling up a bit.
"I know she's stubborn," Joseph began slowly making his way out of the living area. He had finished his glass of water, and felt much calmer than he was only moments ago. "It's one of the things I really love about her, yet get irritated by. But I guess I enjoy the irritation. . " He said softly, and then slowly trekked outside. He attempted to look up into the dress, but the light seemed to be too glaring for his sensitive eyes to handle. Yanking his hat down over his head more, he shoved his hands into his pockets. Kicking at the forest floor.
"Melody, you really misunderstood me. If I could have contacted you when they pronounced me dead, I would have. They banned me from any type of communication. I was given absolutely no kind of communication device besides the ear bud in my ear, which is a one way line with the company that I can't even call on demand. I wanted to speak to you so badly, each and every day. And I almost lost everything once, thinking too much about things. . " He said, sighing deeply. The stress was obvious. It hung over him like a curtain. Lifting his hat off his head he ran his hands through his hair and whipped it at the ground with a growl. "Now all I'm doing is completely regretting trying to make something of myself, and maybe get you to just. . be adventurous with me! So that I could actually be the best husband to you, boyfriend, lover, whatever! And just provide for you. But it seems like that damned effort is futile, since you want me freaking dead!" He yelled at the ground angrily, his hands curling into fists in his pocket.
Breathing in deeply, he shook his head. Staring at the hat that was on the ground. He had no desire to pick it back up. "But it really doesn't bloody matter, as long as you stay safe. I hope you'll eventually come down from there, since the temperature drops drastically once night falls. And it's gonna rain. I also don't want you getting shot. This is still a public area you know," he said softly, before returning to the house. Jared only looked at him from his spot on the floor, before curling up again. It seemed he understood to not bother Joseph.