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Catarina Calico's pulse was racing. It was all too real, too vivid, too violent, too heavy. She had, of course, done bad things before -- she'd been mischievous since before the curse -- but this was really bad. This wasn't taking out some nasty ogre, or lying, or stealing. This was so much worse.
Her hands and her clothes were stained with blood, and it felt like acid seeping through her skin and into her very bones. Bile built in her throat but she swallowed it down as she struggled with her keys. Whoever lived in the townhouse would be home soon, they'd see what Cat did, and she'd be hauled off. Her life here was practically over, thanks to her own stupidity and greed.
The guy definitely had it coming, though. It wasn't her fault he’d pushed her too far, was it?
Then again, no one had put the gun in her hands, she’d done that.
Her hands wouldn't stop shaking, but she was finally able to shove the key into the ignition, bringing the rusty old truck to life. She clung to the steering wheel, her lungs slowly filling with dread and her head spinning round and round. She swallowed air through a thick knot in her throat as she fought to remain steady. Tears threatened to escape her eyes, but she fought back, her energy fixating on resisting the urge to cry. It was such a human thing, Cat thought, and she knew that she hadn't always been this way.
Even before the curse, Puss in Boots had understood that she had to kill or be killed, but never had she really considered the consequences of her actions. She'd never felt a human life extinguished under her grasp, never actually used a gun. And the memory of the weapon shaking in her hands as she stared down at the body kept flashing through her head, a relentless torture that she could hardly withstand. She hadn't meant to pull the trigger. She'd just meant to scare him -- to make him keep his distance while she rummaged through his stuff for something valuable.
"Oh god--", she whispered into the night air, "--I killed him. I freakin' shot him!"
The young woman stared out into the empty road, eyes aglow with guilt and undeniable fear. The wailing of sirens could be heard in the distance, which meant that someone had called the sheriff. Presumably, a neighbor who had heard the gun shot.
Unexpectedly, she found herself scrambling out of the vehicle, leather boots scraping against the asphalt as she slipped into the shadows. She'd left the truck running, but Cat didn't care, considering that it actually wasn't her's. She wasn't sure why she'd even gotten into it in the first place; she wasn't going to be able to just skip town, seeing as the town line would inevitably erase all of her memories. And, she most certainly couldn't drive to her apartment where she'd be forced to face her brother, because there was no way she could tell him how she'd just made a terribly horrible mistake.
So she ran.
Cat raced down the sidewalk, her small figure easily hidden within the darkness of the night. She'd been in enough sticky situations to know how to blend into the shadows, but this wasn't a simple everyday theft, and she wasn't just trying to escape from an angry civilian. The heels of her shoes clicked obnoxiously with each step and she kept stumbling, but somehow she managed to stay balanced. She just needed to go a little faster, just needed to find somewhere to hide from the sheriff.
Mr. Gold's pawnshop was definitely the last place she'd ever have wanted to go. Based upon the false memories provided by the curse, the man had apparently stopped by the Calico shoe store a few times in the past, and while she'd have never missed an opportunity to tick off old Gold, Cat certainly didn't like him. Now that the curse had been broken and she knew that he was Rumpelstiltskin, he was considerably more frightening, even to the legendary Puss in Boots, and she wouldn't have in a million years expected to go to him for help. But, alas, desperate times seemed to call for desperate measures. Everyone said that he was the man to go to when you had no one else to turn to. Hopefully, he'd be willing to help her hide and maybe escape the sheriff, or even escape suspicion when they found the body... maybe. But, for something like that, she just wasn't sure if she'd be able to pay the price.
A bell clanged as she pulled open the door and stepped over the threshold. It was remarkably quiet and unsettling, but she pushed back the hood of her jacket and cautiously ventured inside. The tempo at which Cat walked was slow and steady, yet remarkably clumsy as she focused on mentally blowing away the horrors of the night wrapping themselves around her soul. It wasn't working.
A slight growl from the back of her throat filled the dusty air, and she pressed up against the counter, looking more animal than human in a single moment.
"Hello?", she called out, impatience and desperation lacing her voice. She tried to school her expression into something calm and collected, but she doubted it was very convincing. There was a tiny bell on the counter meant to announce a customer who was in need of service, and she repeatedly slammed her hand upon it. "Hellooo?You in here, or what? I don't have all night."
Sorry I disappeared for a while! Anastasia is officially done and I am back, had some IRL mishaps but hope to write with all of you guys soon <3.
Aug 20, 2016 21:00:20 GMT
Apologies to all members, for once again going off the grid. The admins here are still very much invested in keeping this site alive, but sometimes our real lives serve as speed bumps on the road toward that goal. Thank you all for being patient with us.
Jul 26, 2016 15:52:20 GMT
...is this even happening?
Jul 2, 2016 19:56:24 GMT
I'm so excited to see this alive! Hoping my app will be reviewed and, fingers crossed, accepted now! ( Though it has been archived. )
Jun 18, 2016 16:15:05 GMT
Hey guys Ariel here, Thursday night a bad storm knocked my power out and as I Saturday, today, I still don't have any!! I'm not ignoring the site, I just don't have a computer to use yet. As soon as I get power, I will be back!
Jun 17, 2016 19:39:26 GMT
Apologies to all for being so MIA, had a lot going on work wise and with real life this month, the biggest being having my wisdom teeth removed earlier this week. BUT I AM BACK <3
Jun 14, 2016 18:03:21 GMT
All done with my app Lovelies <3
Jun 7, 2016 1:46:17 GMT
hey guys! we're slowly but surely still working on updates. thanks for your patience! we love you!
Jun 2, 2016 1:36:18 GMT
Open thread to anyone that would show up at the snow's residence here
May 19, 2016 20:14:35 GMT
Just a note to all members: Snow will be out of town from Tomorrow morning until Monday afternoon. If anyone has any questions, or needs any help during that time, please direct your concerns to myself and the other staff members! Thank you <3
May 16, 2016 23:23:41 GMT
If you are ready and want to begin writing - the RP boards are open!
May 16, 2016 20:05:07 GMT
Today is Monday guys!!! Please remember it is the last day to reclaim any characters that you are planning on keeping!! Thank you all <3
May 13, 2016 14:35:07 GMT
as you guys are retooling your apps - know that we are canon seasons 1-3, and everything after that can be up to you. you can stick to canon, or go off script - but remember to work with the folks who have connections to your characters! <3
May 13, 2016 13:45:26 GMT
all apps have been archived. please repost the apps of characters you are keeping. pm me with any questions. <3
May 13, 2016 13:16:38 GMT
I just wanna say how very excited I am to see so many of you guys staying and sticking with us <3
May 13, 2016 12:39:46 GMT
don't worry - your plot pages are not deleted, they have been archived, and you will be able to access them once the RP boards are opened back up. I promise nothing has been removed completely - you will have access to all of your posts and plot pages. <3
May 12, 2016 20:37:28 GMT
Hey everybody, I am the admin formerly known as Belle, just so you all know <3
May 12, 2016 20:08:51 GMT
you guys can reply at this link, to let us know which characters & accounts you're keeping! <3
May 12, 2016 18:26:29 GMT
Is there a place to say "yes, I want to keep my character?
May 8, 2016 3:42:44 GMT
don't panic - the rp boards are hidden to staff only for now, as we move everything to the archives and work to restart the game. you will not loose any old work, but we will be wiping the slate clean.