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Sanctuary / Re: Answers Take Two
« on: March 03, 2020, 02:36:50 PM »
Naoise's reaction made it all worth it. It confirmed his earlier thought. He had had a bunch that it started with the letter 'n' and now to it see it proven true. It was amazing. It was like seeing the light at the end of the tunnel. Yes his love wasn't in human form yet, but he'd be damned it he let this success go to waste. He would get that blasted collar off no matter what. Arutha loved him too much for him not to. Still he knew that he would have to be extra careful now. The bitch that was the collar's magic would have been alerted to how close they had gotten.

So Arutha threw all propriety out the window as he knelt down in the middle of the cafe before Naoise. Then he repeated his name as he went to try to touch one doubting fury cheek, "Naoise...I finally know what to call you, love." he breathed amazedly and smiled. "You're not human yet but damn...I think that we've finally caught a break."

Sanctuary / Re: Answers Take Two
« on: February 14, 2020, 01:39:27 PM »
Arutha flicked up his hunter green eyes from his phone to grin excitedly back at Naoise. "I was just thinking about what your name might be. I keep on getting this feeling when I look at you as to what letter it might begin with. So I thought that what if I do a search on the internet and try to guess which gaelic one it is based on what feels right. That's why I was saying that it can't be that easy, but what if? Anything is possible. Our relationship is proof of that." he said sincerely with a warm look as his fingers danced across the screen. He brought up a name meanings website and told it to search for said gaelic names.

He knew that it might not entirely work to get the collar off but if he got Naoise's true name out of this they would be one step closer. Arutha focused his eyes back on the screen and paused as he came across the 'n' page. His eyes scanned down the page until they hit approximately the middle. Then they stopped again as he hit the name 'Naoise', feeling like something had hit him like lightening.

"Holy shit! It's Naoise. It's got to be." he said, holding out his phone for his beloved to see.

Venture / Re: Learning How Not To Die 101
« on: February 02, 2020, 12:09:28 PM »
Feeling like a deer in front of a hungry wolf, Kieran slowly nodded as he listened to her. He couldn't help the prey-like feeling because of her grin and yet he found himself believing her. Jeanne may have been the epitome of an apex predator but she didn't seem to be entirely ruled by her instincts. She could choose when and if she wanted to act on her hunger. Also it fit the classy and controlled image she had presented to him so far. So he decided to take her at her word, no matter how unsettling it should have been. Though instead of feeling more afraid, he found himself just that much more curious.

His bright green eyes widened as she described how the bite could go. Holy crap, on one hand his reaction could be mild but blissful and on the other...oh boy. His cheeks reddened as his mind mulled over the ramifications of her biting him. The notion of being so out of control with a woman of her caliber stole his breath away. Sex happening or not, the thought sorely tempted him. And who knew when or if the opportunity to learn from this would rise again.

"I believe you and appreciate you giving me the choice, Jeanne." he said honestly as he gazed back at her. It was then that he made his decision as crazy as it was, "I must be temporarily insane, but you've gotten me too curious to turn this down."

City Streets / Re: A Fresh Start
« on: January 16, 2020, 08:30:52 AM »
Mitri's face reddened again at her frown. He hadn't wanted to make his problems hers, but there was no denying the facts of his situation. "True, you are right. And yet I can't entirely regret it. You were and are worth it no matter the consequence." he said honestly. "A night or so on the street or in a crappy hostel won't hurt me. I've been in both worse and much better situations." he added, smiling a little and nodding as she went to half lecture him. "It's okay. I deserve it. I've made my bed and now I'll have to lay in it, Ash." he said. His expression was open and sort of self deprecating.

Still he accepted Ashlin's phone when she put it into his hands and peered at the webpage she had brought up. "Well if you are up for it, the cheapest one would be okay with me." he said softly before trying to hand her phone back to her after about a moment or two.

Sanctuary / Re: Answers Take Two
« on: January 15, 2020, 01:20:01 AM »
Though for as frustrated as he was, what could always bring a smile to his face was Naoise. And this time was no exception as the other twined around his legs and rubbed his face against him. So he reached down a hand to try to gently caress said soft feline head.

They had really lucked out with Siobhan and getting her permission and key to the back room so they could even do this research. Still it felt like something was missing. No matter the case, he couldn't give up, not when they had come so far. He would free Naoise no matter what. His love deserved nothing less. Naoise had spent so long being tortured by that damned collar. It was high time that he got his happily ever after and got to walk on two legs again in the real world.

"I know what you mean. My brain keeps on saying that I should dig deeper into these books and your history. And yet without all that when I look at you Kit, I get this feeling. Your name, it's like it is on the tip of my tongue but it won't come out." he said sincerely as his companion hopped up onto the chair next to him. "We are stupid close. I can feel it in my bones. We can do this, Kit." he added determinedly, nodding at his next idea. It couldn't hurt checking with the other witch that specialized in magical jewelry.

Then an idea popped inside of his head. "It can't be that easy." he murmured as he pulled out his phone from his pocket. What it was, was to do a internet search for Gaelic names and seeing which one he was drawn to that began with the letter 'N'. It was granted that it wasn't all of Naoise's name nor did it address what the collar was. Still he would take what he could get. If it helped Naoise he was willing do do anything.

Sanctuary / Answers Take Two
« on: December 27, 2019, 08:31:42 AM »
For Seragil.

Months had past by since the zombie incident. And with it many a change had happened. Arutha and Kevla had moved from the Detour motel into Siobhan's place, Sanctuary, briefly at Psych's insistence. Then they gotten set up at a new apartment in the Westward Apartment Complex. It was both a safer choice to live at than their previous abode and it had bedrooms for both of them. They both still had dreams of a permanent home that had a yard but it would come with time.

His sister's Kevla's relationship with Psych had only deepened during that time. She had started going to school at the Kerr Galvin Academy. She had figured that it would give her the chance to figure out the limits of her own abilities and get more clues into his own gifts. Then maybe they could finally free Kit from the collar. It was their biggest problem now that they had a better place to stay.

As for Naoise and himself, they had worked on their bond. Arutha had gotten much better with his dream walker skills. They now could spent a full night together in the dreamscape with some limitations. Intense emotion could still shatter it but up until then they could enjoy each other's company. There had been no further clues as to his love's true name, but when he looked at him he had a feeling that the first letter had to be an 'N.'

This absence of clues led him to return with Naoise to Sanctuary to see if they could consult some of Siobhan's books to help find the answer.

"Damn it. I can't help but feel like we are so close, Kit." Arutha said frustratedly after about a couple hour's worth of study as he sat back at their table. Said table had at two good sized stacks of old books resting on it.

City Streets / Re: A Fresh Start
« on: December 20, 2019, 03:20:33 AM »
Mitri had to flush embrassedly as the conversation turned. Damn, he hadn't meant to come across like this and make his money troubles hers. He appreciated the offer of help but what sucked was that he had been wanting to impress her a little. For he was really enjoying Ashlin's company. She was just the right sort of wonderfully quirky that he enjoyed being friends with as well as more.

"That would be awesome. Thank you, Ash" he said as he akwardly ran the fingers of one hand through his hair."Listen I'm sorry about this, Ash. I had meant to be a little more suave but my money situation at the moment isn't the greatest. Still I wouldn't change our night for anything. I have really enjoyed singing and just hanging out with you." he said honestly, hoping that he wasn't creeping her out too much. It was after all they were still almost entirely strangers.

Detour Motel / Re: A Late Night Interlude
« on: December 16, 2019, 11:32:06 AM »
Kevla's smile couldn't help but grow at his words as she returned his kiss. For the first time since she had come home, she felt like she could truly relax now that Psych was there. Yes it was true that they were still very much strangers in many ways, but Psych was already far from just a fling of hers. She was starting to care alot alot more about him than she would normally for one of her beaus. This thought should have scared her but instead in him she felt like she had an equal and an incredible person who understood her. It just made her want to know him all the more and to truly be his.

Ever since she had met both of her brother's epic loves, Micah and Naoise, she had craved finding someone of her own. She never would have thought that throwing a piece of scrunched up paper at someone's head would lead to this, but damn she had no complaints. Psych was just what she needed.

"Yes it is mine." Kevla finally answered with a small laugh as she let herself be tugged towards her room. "Snuggling with you sounds simply divine." she added.

One would not have though Kevla's room to be just a motel one. For she had completely made it her own. There was a plush looking sapphire blue comforter covering her bed with a matching collar pillows. She had also put up a couple posters against the far wall. The first was an vivid image of the eagle nebula that she had fallen in love with. The next was of a library of books that different portions of them had come alive, like fairys and other magical creatures. This poster reminded her of when as a child she had first opened up a book and adored the story.

Venture / Re: Learning How Not To Die 101
« on: December 11, 2019, 12:34:23 PM »
"Touche." Kieran responded. Jeanne did have another good point. No matter the origin of the vampires as a whole, there was no way of knowing how they might eventually grow and change as a people. Darn it, it just made him want to do more research to play with the theoretical possibilities. His mind had already concocted an image of a one day future vampire wearing a spacesuit of all things. True, it was a bizarre image. And yes there were many practicalities that would need to be addressed for this to happen, but it wasn't out of the realm of possibility.

Out of anything, he didn't expect her next question as he was released. Part of him was terrified by the notion, but the other half of him wondered what it might be like. "I don't know. The idea definitely has me curious Jeanne, but I also value my life." he answered honestly, not knowing quite why he was saying this,

"So if I say yes will I live to tell the tale?"

City Streets / Re: A Fresh Start
« on: November 27, 2019, 05:29:09 AM »
Mitri had to pause at her question as she returned, nervously biting down on the edge of his lower lip. Honestly part of him wanted to come clean about his own money situation. Yes he knew it would be very embrassing to admit, but then he wouldn't be lying to her anymore, species differences aside. The problem was that could his pride allow it.

"Err...not one that is in my budget." he said a little akwardly, his face reddening slightly as he decided to tell her at least part of the truth. "Do you know of any hostels or shelters nearby?" he asked softly, "I could try one of them instead until I get more money or a more stable spot to stay."

Venture / Re: Learning How Not To Die 101
« on: November 23, 2019, 01:43:57 PM »
A second before he had felt compassion for Jeanne's situation. He honestly didn't know what he would have done in her shoes. To have lived that long, it just boggled his mind. All the people she had to have met. All the people she had to have lost. If he thought about it for longer, he would make himself dizzy as well as damned morose. Now he wasn't sure what he felt. For the mysterious smile that crossed her features just then set his nerves on alert. Maybe it was the prey in him that recognized the predator in her. He didn't know what but when she stood and even loomed over him his pulse began to race.

" it would be interesting to find that out." he managed to get out quietly, feeling very much like a rabbit in front of a wolf as she turned his head from the side to side. He didn't dare move a hand up to try to stop her. Kieran wanted to live no matter what, but his gut feeling was if he tried to deny her that it would end badly.

"Are you going to eat me?" he had to ask softly, his bright hunter green eyes wary.

City Streets / Re: A Fresh Start
« on: November 17, 2019, 11:20:32 AM »
Mitri had to snort at that as he grinned back at her. She had a good point. For they all had had both kinds of moments. His smile then grew at the emphasis on a couple of her next words. It was more than nice to hear that she felt the same about their short time together. It was rare enough to find someone who enjoyed karaoke as much as he did these days. As she stepped out, he followed after her into the hall.

At her suggestion, he nodded as he inwardly frowned. The problem was that he had no more money. So the hotel idea was not going to work, but it would be harder to admit that fact to her."That sounds like a plan." he agreed softly as he pulled out a burner phone he had. It was granted that he didn't turn it on,

"I'll see you in a little bit."

Venture / Re: Learning How Not To Die 101
« on: November 17, 2019, 04:39:23 AM »
For all of his compliments, there was no doubt in Kieran's mind what Jeanne was. She was a very powerful being who could easily curb stomp him if she wanted to. He was grateful that she hadn't and had chosen instead to share with him a little about her life. It was just so fascinating. He still wished that he could chronicle some of it. Yes he knew that the public would never see it, but someone should even if it was just Jeanne herself. Kieran knew that for the most part it was his reporter's instincts that was doing the talking. And yet he felt like it was more than that.

As a result, he had to smile at the beautiful sound of her laugh. When the subject turned to what she couldn't do, his features turned more serious. And yet at the same time, there was compassion in his bright green eyes as he gazed back at her.

"Not being able to face the sun side, I think that no matter what species or race anyone is we all wish for all the rest. I know that I do." he said honestly. "I can only imagine the regrets and the triumphs you must have experienced during your long life, Jeanne. Thank you again for sharing with me." he added.

"I have one more question for you. Do you know your species origin? I know that there are many vampiric legends all over the world, but there must be some fact in all of the fiction."

City Streets / Re: A Fresh Start
« on: November 10, 2019, 11:41:03 AM »
Mitri smiled back at her as she selected their next song. It was one of his favorites. So to make up for some of the earlier awkwardness, he put in an extra flair to the rest of his singing and dancing. For he wanted Aislin to feel as comfortable as possible again and to just have fun together with her. It didn't matter what happened next. All that mattered was this simple silly feeling as they sang and danced their hearts out as the song shifted to their next choice.

He had been so wrapped up in the moment. He almost didn't notice when the door flashed red. When Mitri did, he too felt disappointment. Just a second ago, it had felt like they had just been getting started and now it was over. "I guess time really goes by fast, huh?" he said as he handed over his mike.

"Thank you for singing with me, Ash." he said warmly.

Detour Motel / Re: A Late Night Interlude
« on: November 06, 2019, 03:02:52 PM »
Kevla hadn't meant to dump all of this on Psych but when she had started speaking all of the story came out. She couldn't blame him for being shocked. It was how she had felt when she had come home to the motel and saw the devastation around the area. She had immediately ran into her brother's room to try to find them and when she saw them missing she felt such panic. Arutha was her only brother and Naoise was as good as family. She honestly didn't know what she would do without them. Now talking with Psych now about it, she was realizing more of how she felt about him too.

She shook her own head in an effort to clear it of that terrible memory. "I'm sorry for dumping all of this on you like this. I just needed someone to talk to and you are at the top of my list. I do not know who was the witch. The one's to ask in the morning are Arutha and Kit." she continued before nodding as she heard him move around his room.

"Yes, they are. They are now in their room resting." she added. She didn't need to go into detail about what she suspected about their more intimate plans, "I'm okay, Psych. I'm not hurt. Just a little rattled with everything, but there are no signs of any zombies around here at the moment. Whatever caused them to rise in the first place seems to be over with." The evidence of her still jangled nerves laid in her still wearing the same flirty black skirt and jewel blue tee-shirt she had when she had gone to see Psych in the first place.

At the sound of his reassuring words, she let herself relax a little more. "I know that you're probably right but with everything that had happened so far it is hard not to think that." she admitted with a small shrug. She only knew a little bit about the districts and how they were governed. "Still for all our weird luck, a couple good things have come out of it. My brother meeting Kit and me meeting you." she pointed out a bit warmly. After all who knew when she had thrown that scrunched up paper back at the library, they would have ended up as close as they had gotten.

Kevla's heart easily lifted more when Psych said that he was going to come over even though he didn't have to. She had been used to dealing with problems on her own. So it was nice to have someone riding in to her rescue and caring about her for a change beyond her brother. "I'll see you soon." she said before they hung up. Afterwards, she slipped back on her flats and went to wait outside for him.

When Kevla saw him arrive, her features brightened and she went to him, letting him fuss before kissing him back."Hey." she greeted softly, plainly happy to see him, "Thank you for coming."

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