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    April Fools - Backwards Character Rp

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    April Fools - Backwards Character Rp

    Post by LSG_Amarra on Fri Apr 01, 2016 3:36 pm



    Music / Backwards Lin's Theme:




    Liniel peeked around the corner. Her eyes darted around, looking for any signs of trouble. It seemed all clear.... She snuck out, staying close to one side of the street, books in hand. Her head stayed mostly down. Could she get back to her home in one piece? Well, that was a bit of an exaggeration; of course she would. It felt like a horrible, dangerous adventure every time she left the house.

    'Please don't see me. Please don't notice me.' She hoped that she could go just one trip without being stopped. People terrified her. Just the thought of trying to talk to anyone started to shorten her breaths. Anxiety shut her eyes as it crept up her spine. 'No, No, No. Just stay calm. You'll be okay.' She took a breath and held it, pushing her head up an inch or two higher.

    "Oh, look guys! If it isn't Little Lin." Her eyes snapped open and her heart sunk in dread. She stopped dead in her tracks, right in front of a group of boys. "Hey, Lin." One smiled. "How's it going?" The phrase was hissed out, malice lining the words of the young man.

    Suddenly, the books flew out of her hands when a boy came to her side, knocking them into the damp street. He laughed at the fear in her eyes. "P-please, just leave me alone." Her shoulders slumped and her head dipped as she huddled. She hoped they wouldn't try to get violent this time...

    "What? All we ever want to do is be your friends, Lin. What's the problem?" She jerked to the side, barely feeling hands push her, and she thudded onto the stone street. Blood seeped into her dress sleeve.

    She pushed herself up to sit, not daring to look up at the boys. 'Don't fight them, they'll only hit you harder if you do...' Their laughs echoed, and she looked up to find them walking away. Laughing at her.

    Sniffing, she realized she was crying. Again. Her eyes slid over to where her books lay; in a puddle. 'Oh no...' Soaked pages dripped as she scrambled to get them out of the water. "No, Now I have to pay for them...!" She whispered. She didn't have the money.... Now the tears were obvious as she sat on the side of the road, crying.
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    Re: April Fools - Backwards Character Rp

    Post by Lost Caravan on Mon Apr 04, 2016 7:32 pm

    "And geet out o' here! Ya filthy gutter rat!" a tavern owner screamed out, a black haired young man dashing out of the place with a rather large glass bottle being flung in his direction. He was quite dashing, and the smug grin on his face showed that he knew this fact. With a skip and bound around the corner, he'd walk down the quiet path with a yawn. He was probably a little hung over... Mainly because he hadn't remembered falling asleep the night before.

    He'd continue his merry little way, finding himself staring at a group of boys and a girl in the dirt. In the Casanova's mind, he saw a few dashing boys on their way trying to swoon this fair maiden! That was, until he saw the tears in her eyes and the blood... Well, it was time for action, with a quick duck into a near by store, he'd quickly steal, yes steal, a rather bright cloak and mask before dashing towards the boys.

    "And what do we have here? A few scoundrels messing with this fair maiden? Have at thee! I'll slice you all into four equal parts!" he'd say haughtily, reaching to his side for a sword that wasn't there... However, with the rather extravagant attire he was now wearing, this fact would probably ho unnoticed.
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    Re: April Fools - Backwards Character Rp

    Post by Cat on Mon Apr 04, 2016 8:35 pm

    Evandra hummed, her basket swaying on her arm as she strolled along the street. She considered the options for dinner, weighing her ideas. Maybe Nilo and Liniel would come over. Then she'd have an excuse to make something a little... prettier. Ellery always complained about her extravagant taste, but really, how can you go wrong with making something fun and new each day?

    She stepped past a small group of men working on a building, offering them a large smile and a dip of her head in greeting. This side of Ledra was normally bustling with people; as a port city, they received a lot of trade. And many, many travelers. Evandra's gaze slid over to a group of foreigners, her keen ears lingering on the strange language as she sauntered past. Not a day went by when people didn't stop fascinating her. The languages, the different cultures, the clothes. She bounced slightly with her next step. Ledra was certainly the place to be.

    As she rounded her way to her home, the streets became a little less filled, and her mind began to wander, musing about the things and people she'd seen and heard during her trip to the market. The group of nobles with their most beautiful dresses-- oh, she could have stared at the dresses all day. The excellent tailoring and--

    "Goodness gracious," she breathed. Liniel-- poor, timid Liniel-- sat there on the ground, in tears. She hastened forward and immediately came to Lin's side. She carefully set down her basket, held her skirt back, and reached for her friend. "Are you harmed?" she asked quickly, looking the girl up and down.

    A brash voice broke through her thoughts, drawing her attention to-- was that Nilo? A ridiculous mask and a bright cloak didn't disguise his identity from her. (But goodness gracious, why ever was he wearing that in the first place?) A smile quirked at her lips, but she kept it back-- for Liniel's sake. Perhaps he thought it would make him look the part of a dashing rescuer. Which, it kind of did.
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    Re: April Fools - Backwards Character Rp

    Post by LSG_Amarra on Mon Apr 04, 2016 9:38 pm

    She yelped, first at Nilo's shouting - oh, how loud he could be... - Then at the touch of her friend. Frightened eyes leapt upwards before they eased back into sorrow. She was damp, her hair was a bit disheveled, and her elbow stuck out of the corner of her sweater sleeve, but other than that she was unharmed. She held one of her books by a corner, the saturated pages dripping onto her pale skirt. "Th-they ruined my books..." She whispered. The Library was going to be so angry at her...

    She sniffled again. Books were one of the small comforts she had. She spent so much time at the library, reading, reorganizing, helping others find things, that eventually they gave her a job there. It was small and quiet. Her one safe haven.

    Quick footsteps gripped her heart as they neared again, and she clutched the wet book to her chest - if only to hold on to something. The boys ran past, yelping and shouting to each other, trying to get away from Nilo. She looked up at the brash man.  "Th...... Thank you, Ni-nilo." He helped get her out of bad situations, but every time she felt just as weak and small as the last. She would never be able to defend herself.
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    Re: April Fools - Backwards Character Rp

    Post by Cat on Mon Apr 04, 2016 9:59 pm

    Evandra sucked in a small breath, relieved to see Liniel was fine. She cast Nilo an appreciative smile before she reached to gather Lin's remaining books and set them on dry ground-- next to her basket. "There, there. Books can be replaced, don't worry." She reached to gently push some of Lin's disheveled hair back and smiled. "Chin up, it'll be just fine," she repeated, a little louder, and cast another glance toward Nilo.

    Turning back to Lin, she extended her hand to help her to her feet. "Besides, we have our knight in shining armor to stop anything else from happening." She winked at Liniel before turning to Nilo again. "Besides, where in all of Oclaria did that cloak come from, Nilo dearest? You could have done with a better color."

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    Re: April Fools - Backwards Character Rp

    Post by Lost Caravan on Wed Apr 06, 2016 9:09 pm

    "Ha-hah! Take that! And never come back, you hear!?" the rash young man's voice chimed out, happy in his attempt against the bullies. People should know better than to be rude against little innocent girls like Liniel! Humph. There were just no more good natured boys anymore. What had today's society come too that boys were just picking on little girls?

    "H-Huh? Uh, yeah! Exactly what Evandra said here. Obviously! Yep yep." he'd say rather enthusiastically. He had absolutely no idea what he was agreeing with, but disagreeing with Evandra wasn't exactly smart. So, he usually just agreed with everything she said, just in case. I did mean he usually got into some... Less that desirable predicaments, but it was worth it in the end!

    "Yup yup! I'll keep you beyond safe, Liniel! Just have faith in me!" he'd say simply, but with quite a bit of flare as per usual. Though, he'd blink at Evandra's next comment. his cloak? Oh right... The one he stole along with the mask... Uh, they should probably walk that way to avoid the shop clerk's noticing of his wares.

    "Huh huh? You don't like my natural color? I think red with lots of feathers and gold trimming fits me quite well. Plus, it matches this awesome mask! Hah hah!" he'd say, his extravagant mask covering his eyes and having quite a large red feather coming out of the side. It was amazing. He was amazing. Being awesome could be a crime with how awesome he was.
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    Re: April Fools - Backwards Character Rp

    Post by LSG_Amarra on Thu Apr 07, 2016 4:40 pm

    She laughed breathily at Nilo's show. It was like watching a peacock strut. "I like it." She said as she stood up once more, "It makes you look like a story hero." She looked up at her friends. She hadn't had many when she came here, looking for her father. Indeed, they found her, much to her dismay. Ever since then, however, things were a little brighter. Her mood had improved, and her smile was a bit bigger around them.

    She lifted her shoulders to her full height, looking down at them. Being so tall made her so self-conscious. Sometimes she imagined what it would be like to be able to look people in the eye without having to look down all the time. It did help in the library with the taller shelves... She hid her favorites up there.

    And unfortunately, she had two less to hide. She forced herself not to look down at the sodden books, nor the running ink, or the ruined binding. She stayed quiet; she never wanted to impose her ideas or run over anyone in conversation. She just stood, waiting for someone to continue.
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    Re: April Fools - Backwards Character Rp

    Post by Cat on Thu Apr 07, 2016 8:20 pm

    After making sure Lin was most certainly fine, Evandra turned her attention back to Nilo. A small smile played at her lips as she sized up the mask and cloak. Fine craftsmanship-- something she hand't noticed upon her first observation. She pursed her lips. Nilo did have a point: the red actually looked quite right on him. Bright and attention-drawing-- just like his personality. Just a little crooked.

    She stepped forward and reached to straighten the cloak collar. "There. Now it looks better." She patted his shoulder. Then she turned, carefully picked up Lin's ruined books, holding them so as to not  get anything on her dress, and extended them toward Nilo with her sweetest smile. "Here, Nilo dear, be a gentleman and carry these for Liniel, if you will?"

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    Re: April Fools - Backwards Character Rp

    Post by Lost Caravan on Mon Apr 11, 2016 7:16 pm

    Heh, a story hero and the perfect knight. He'd stand a little more regally as Eva came too fix his collar. He'd be as dashing and fare as possible for his princess! What more could be asked from him?

    "H-Huh?" of course, he'd take the books in hand... But still. Carrying duty after his heroic charge? He expected at least a kiss... Regardless, he'd take the books with gusto! Bravado! H-He held them... And away from the cloak as well. He spent a good twenty seconds stealing it! It'd be best to not ruin it.
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    Re: April Fools - Backwards Character Rp

    Post by Cat on Sat Apr 16, 2016 11:03 am

    Her sweet smile widened, and she turned from Nilo, stooped, and picked up her basket. It swung haphazardly on her arm, but she stayed it with a light touch. "There, all sorted. Now, let's take this home, and I can fix up something delicious for dinner.~" She hopped over next to Liniel and linked her free arm  around Lin's-- although she did have to reach up a bit.

    She beamed up at her tall friend. If she wasn't so self-conscious of her height, Liniel would look absolutely splendid with such height. Eva patted her arm affectionately, then glanced back to Nilo over her shoulder. He'd seemed a little taken aback when she'd thrust the ruined books in his arms- but hopefully he wasn't offended. She'd make up for the pack-mule duty by making supper. "Ready, my dear?" 
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    Re: April Fools - Backwards Character Rp

    Post by LSG_Amarra on Mon Apr 18, 2016 5:16 pm

    Eva taking her arm startled her a bit, but her smile eased the anxiety. Sometimes, she wished she could be like Eva; talking so easily, being so confident, taking life as it came. Then again, there had to be someone who listened. Between the two of them, it was hard to get a word in edgewise when she did wish to speak, but most of the time she didn't mind. So she simply nodded at her friend's inquiry.

    "May- ...Maybe I could help... I've been practicing." One thing she did acquire from her absentee mother is apparently her cooking skills. Well... More like the ability to turn food into inedible mush, or burn it so much it may as well be charcoal for the next session. "I-I made toast without bur-burning it so badly this time," she said quietly, "Father could almost eat it." Although, the look on his face had told her otherwise, he politely ate what she had made for him. As goofy as he was, he did everything for her; even if he had to suffer through meals to make her feel better about herself.

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