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The curse was broken... Something that had turned the sleepy little town of Storybrooke into a chaotic mob of people. Instead of one set of memories under a false identity... There were two sets of memories and that false identity was a part of them. Some people were trying to reconcile with those they had lost. Others working together with those they had known for the 28 years to figure out what to do next. And then there was the apprentice mortician Shade Graves who was trying not to run into his room mate as he grabbed some things.
He had no idea who he had been roomed up with during the curse.... He knew her then as his twin sister and he had been pretty close to her despite them being separated by the mental asylum. Now he wasn't sure exactly what he was or what she was either... So he just wanted to get a bit of space until he figured that out. He looked carefully in from the doorway to check if Silvia was there. At the absence of the other person, he entered into the main area as quietly as possible and jetted for his room.
He then went to his drawers. He was packing up a few things to stay at Viktor's for a night or two while he got himself in order. He had already called ahead to ask.Whether Viktor got back to him in time was really a case of how busy he was at the hospital and how much trouble he was getting into with the curse. Either way... If Viktor said no, which he would respect, he would just stay outside in the forest for a few days. It wouldn't be any sort of problem. Just right now he needed space.
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Post by Silvia Graves on Sept 3, 2016 19:48:40 GMT
They Are Right to Fear Her
The curse was broken, memories restored. Silvia seemed to be handling it better than most. Maybe that was because her life had never been easy and this was just another fucked up thing to add to her long list of grievances. Or maybe it was because she owed her life to this curse. Van Helsing had been poised to strike, ready to end her undead life permanently. He'd pulled out all the stops too for the previous “weird sister” as some were apt to call them. He'd staked Daciana in the heart, proceeded to decapitate her, and then filled her mouth with garlic. She was “dead as a doorknob”as the saying went. Although Silvia had always found that idiom strange as a doorknob had never been living to begin with.
It had been day and Silvia in a sleep like death as she'd drunk heartily the night before. Powerful as she was, the sunlight was a weakness. The movies and books in the land without magic tended to get it wrong. It wasn't that sunlight scorched her skin. She wouldn't burst into flames upon contact and die a quick but agonizing death.
However, she was significantly more vulnerable. Even if she hadn't drunk that much or anything at all the previous night, she'd be weary like some mortal who'd been skimping on their sleep. And direct exposure to sunlight was still rough on her body. Overcast days were much better; but, even those left her feeling drained. She wasn't supposed to be active when the sun rose even if she could force herself to function.
If she was back with her husband in their castle or somewhere else she'd be sleeping unless of course he had need of her or there was something she must do. And no it wasn't like she was some lapdog at his beck and call. She was willful and defiant and caused him no small measure of grief with her demands, cold demeanor, and “teasing”. But then it wasn't like he was a perfect angel either. Although if he was, she wouldn't have been so fond of him in the first place.
They tugged and pulled until they both wanted to scream and rip their own hearts out. But she had to admit, no one understood her like her husband. And all she'd ever known was tainted love. From him, there was tenderness and genuine affection. And if he was too sweet..Well, she wouldn't know how to handle that.
At the end of the day, they both knew it. If he truly needed her help or her his, they would be there. No longer did they walk the night alone. Although that in no way meant she listened to his orders. She'd been thirsty as she so often was. (Despite many myths the hunger was intense not insatiable. Drink enough and one felt quite satisfied.) He told her to stay away from Jonathan...She hadn't been able to wait. Vlad had pushed her away from Jonathan, saving the sniveling solicitor. Although he had been careful not to harm her, just withdraw her fangs from his neck. As twisted as the pair was, they never hurt each other physically.
In part they knew each other so well because they were intimate. Mortals could never truly fathom the meaning of the word intimate. Sex was nothing compared to what her and Vlad shared. Blood was the lifeforce, the currency of the soul. Vampires were no exception there. And Silvia and Vlad drank from each other not because they must but because they enjoyed it. The experience was one of immense pleasure, strengthening their psychic link as well. It didn't mean they could read each other's thoughts. But they got sentiments, impressions.
If Silvia was being perfectly honest she missed that, terribly, the certainty of his existence. But the curse had whisked her here; and, what had become of either her other sister Tsura or her husband, she hadn't the faintest idea. But she feared for them. Van Helsing was ruthless and Tsura at least had been in his clutches.
Some part of Silvia had taken pleasure from her sister's demise. It was cruel she knew. She could almost feel guilty about it since Daciana had been family these past 10 years. But while Silvia had been close to Tsura, imagining that this sort of bond was what a healthy blood sister relationship should be like, Daciana had been more than cold to Silvia. She'd been outright malicious at moments. And still, it would be a lie to say there was no added melancholy. There was a strong sense of bereavement. Despite their complications, she was still a fellow sister. Obviously there hadn't been any time to process her feelings before the curse. She'd been in a sleep like death and merely sensed her sister's parting before the curse had stolen her identity and memories.
Enough about Daciana though. She shouldn't be the focus. Silvia needed to confirm just what had happened to her husband and Tsura. She wouldn't accept that either one was dead without proof! Although there were further issues.
No one in Storybrooke was going to take kindly to vampires. Since the curse had recently broken, it was especially important to keep up appearances, make sure people saw her moving around during daylight hours. She hadn't yet decided if she should dye her blond hair sable. Everyone in Storybrooke was used to the sable color, the color of her human form.
Her 'beloved' mother had been so obsessed with beauty even as Silvia was on her deathbed. When she was too weak to do it herself, Mother had dyed Silvia's hair the shade she believed superior. When she'd died and risen as something else, she was a natural blond. (Magic could be strange.)
For now, she was a little against dyeing it. She missed her husband, fiercely. And the blond was a bond between them. She'd met him with light hair, experienced everything with him with light hair. It was a reminder. And it was easy enough to tell people she'd dyed her hair blond. Most everyone had more important things to fixate on at the moment anyways, like piecing together mostly pitiful and insignificant lives.
Either she'd been lucky or the curse was structured so that crucial belongings followed their owners. As Sable, she couldn't grasp the significance of the coffin filled with dirt. She'd thought it was cool and kept it around as a showpiece even when it wasn't Halloween. With her decoration scheme, it might as well have been Halloween all the time in her home.
Now that she'd been reverted to her vampiric form, the coffin with soil from her homeland was paramount. The loss of it wouldn't outright kill her. But she'd grow weaker and weaker with each passing night no matter how much she drank until even a mortal could outdo her in terms of speed and strength and as for powers...Forget it.
Powers and daylight didn't mesh especially well. She could only shift once, three times a day. As for the rest..Draining as all hell even though she could technically do them whenever.
She was being careful about the fact she cast neither shadow nor reflection. Most were too careless to notice. But she did believe her roommate (and biological brother) was sharper. The plan there was just to avoid him as much as vampirically possible.
Silvia had of course heard his return home as she prepared to leave, make sure people saw her flitting about. Ideally she'd slip outside before he could lay eyes on her.
She opened her window, poised to jump. It would be far simpler to avoid him this way. There was no reason he should be poking his nose into her room. It was always locked. And there had been a clear understanding during the curse as close as the 'twins' were, that he would respect her privacy and never enter without permission. (What a joke! As a vampire, she was the one who needed permission to step inside any private residence.)
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
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May 19, 2016 20:14:35 GMT
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May 16, 2016 23:23:41 GMT
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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
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May 13, 2016 12:39:46 GMT
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May 12, 2016 20:08:51 GMT
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Is there a place to say "yes, I want to keep my character?
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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.