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Offline Viscount Rhi-Rhi

Lady of the Lake [Aeyt!]
« on: April 14, 2017, 02:17:41 PM »
It was close to midnight when Adamaris escaped from her room and darted her way across the property, barefoot and silent. It was heavily guarded, of course, but she was familiar with the guards and knew their routes, their schedules. And, dressed all in black on a cloudy night, it was easy enough to get by undetected. She knew it was risky, knew her family would kill her if they found out about her sneaking off in the middle of the night, a young woman all alone--how dangerous was that? But it was something she just had to do.

She was feeling too claustrophobic, finding it hard to breathe, her chest too tight. She needed air. Needed an escape.

And out here, alone with her thoughts, was when she felt the most free. The most herself.

Besides, there was never anyone out in these parts, especially this time of night. Who else but her was crazy enough to go for a late night swim in a cold lake? Adamaris took a quick look around, making sure no one was looking, before she reached into the neckline of her dress and pulled out the key she had tied onto a cord. She had stolen it the day before, and she used it now to unlock the gate and slip outside.

And then she was free, bunching her skirts up in her fists and running across the field, quickly before the guards could come by that area on their patrol or the dogs could pick up her scent. The dogs were the ones that always caught her, whenever she was caught. They hated her, and made her nervous.

The lake wasn't too far away; a ten minute walk, so she was there soon. It was a secluded space shrouded in tall reeds, and she considered it hers. Her private getaway, where no one would bother her. She could spend a few hours here and be back before her family woke.

Walking to the water's edge, the earth squishing under her feet, she shrugged out of her clothes and hung them atop the reeds. Then, with a deep breath, she dove into the lake, and it felt like being reborn, like shedding off many tight layers of confinement that had nothing to do with the clothes she just shed. She came back up and let out a breath, laughing and shaking her hair out of her face, knowing this would look so crazy if anyone witnessed it but not caring because they wouldn't. The water was cold, icy cold, but she hardly felt it. To her, it felt comfortable.

Familiar.

A pang of nostalgia hit her, something like a memory long forgotten, and she tried to grasp onto it but it slipped away as it always did. It must not be that important then, she figured, and closed her eyes as she stretched out to float on her back.

Why did she crave this so much? She knew it wasn't normal. She knew she wasn't normal. But this was harmless, right? She wasn't hurting anyone.

She just...wanted space.

From everything.
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Adamaris // Aderyn // Aki // Alexander // Anoki // Astrid // Axieva // Aysel //  Beatrid // Branwen // Briar // Cadmus // Cerys // Charik // Chephirah // Clover // Corryn // Dai // Delwyn // Demaht // Durga // Einin/Owl // Fang // Faolán // Faris // Felix // Frost // Gwendolyn // Hatame // Hayate // Hazel // Hyacinthe // Ife // Iris // Jayari // Jirou // Juniper // Katxiel // Khaiya // Khero // Koi // Kota // Kuan // Kuvira // Kyran // Kyori // Liam // Makani // Makoro // Max // Maya // Mei // Misae // Monster // Nakato // Naovi // Nasrin // Nelly // Niaaki // Niamh // Noor // Pepper // Qiana // Qismat // Quinn // Raxta // Riyarin // Rowan // Sachi // Sadb // Sahar // Scarab // Siobhan // Simonea // Sita // Song // Syrae // Taj // Tanith // Tessa // Tiaret // Tikaani // Vahni // Valor // Victoria // Wakiza // Xinyi // Yarra // Yasmin // Yiroa // Yun // Zahara

Offline Aeytrious

Re: Lady of the Lake [Aeyt!]
« Reply #1 on: September 30, 2017, 11:12:24 PM »
        Kheelan Elvey'Resitl was laying on the bed of his lake, the kelp danced around him as he gazed up at the moon through the fresh water. It was another beautiful night, the stars were bright enough to reach him below the surface. The light of the moon made his blue skin shine, and his pure white hair billowed with the slight currents of the lake. He loved passing his days and nights in such uneventful ways.
        All of a sudden there was a ripple through the water. Someone was swimming in his lake at night. It didn't happen very often, mostly they came during the day, but it happened on occasion. A few times, when a night swimmer came though, they were accompanied by that terrible smell, and he had hidden, fearing for his life. His kind knew that smell so well. They were a favorite snack for the beasts. Kheelan, was just thinking about that horrible possibility when the smell came to him on the currents of the water, and he was about to swim for cover when he caught sight of the pale legs of a young human woman swimming above him.
        She was in danger. The creature would surely eat her, and so he began to swim toward her instead. He must warn her, drag her from the water if he had to. As he drew closer the scent grew stronger, the beast was closing in. Kheelan whipped his head around, searching for it. They swan nearly as fast as his kind, but he was especially fast, and confident he could out pace it. But where was it. He did not see it, and in his rush up toward the girl the odor only grew. Then he realized it. The smell was coming from her. She was one of them.
        Kheelan began to swim away, slowly at first, then fast, but quickly came to a stop. It wasn't chasing him. Had it not seen him, not smelled his sweet mossy scent. How could that be. Aquatic elves were a legendary snack to the blood thirsty monsters. The only playing with them they ever did, was seeing how long they could keep their prey alive as they pulled out their insides. The games were never psychological for them. Maybe with humans, but not with those that knew their true nature by the smell. To humans, it was a mix of earthy and ocean smells. To other fae, the smell was that of blood.
        Confused by the actions of the beast in girl form, Kheelan swam toward the shore of his little lake. He rose into a low crouch as the water became shallow, and crept to the grass. He cautiously traversed the lakes edge, moving closer to the girl, watching her swim. She seemed to truly be enjoying herself. He just didn't understand why she was in that form. He didn't disapprove, it was an appealing form. It just wasn't her true form. Perhaps she was hunting a human, or trying to lure one to her, and that thought made Kheelan scour the area, his eyes crawling across the shore and treeline. He saw no movement, nobody approaching. Then he caught sight of the clothes discarded on the shore. Clothes?
        As he approached them, he could see that they were finely made, billowy fabrics. A black dress. Black was fitting for her kind, the color of death and mourning. The questions were just stacking up though. Why was she in human form? Why had she been wearing human clothes, and the clothes of a noble at that? Why was she simply swimming about in his lake, at night, with no prey in sight? Kheelan's curiosity was getting the better of him, and so he decided to ask her. First he climbed a tree close to the shore, and once he was sure that she couldn't quickly reach him, he called out.
        "Why are you in my lake," Kheelan asked. "I don't see any prey for you here."
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The Soot Wolves

Characters
Ryk/Theodore/Rufus
ArjanDirkElijahGeldGulliusHiramKurohanaLexMelyndaria
MowellesaSehrayanahTiberiusValencia
Ritousaey

8etty 8otter 8ought a 8it of 8utter.
"8ut," said she, "this 8utter's 8itter.
If I put it in my 8atter,
It will make my 8atter 8itter.
8ut a 8it of 8etter 8utter
That would make my 8atter 8etter."
So 8etty 8otter 8ought a 8it of 8etter 8utter
(8etter than her 8itter 8utter)
And she put it in her 8itter 8atter
And made her 8itter 8atter a 8it 8etter.

Yes. I know I'm sexy.
You don't need to keep pointing it out.

Offline Viscount Rhi-Rhi

Re: Lady of the Lake [Aeyt!]
« Reply #2 on: October 01, 2017, 12:46:47 AM »
Adamaris gasped and splashed upright at the sound of a man's voice, whipping her head around to look for the source. And as she did, her wide, pale eyes caught the moonlight, giving them an eerie glow--

White and luminous. Not the red that human eyes reflected.

She treaded water in a circle, at first not seeing the speaker, but then she caught a flash of white and looked up, into one of the few trees there. There she saw him, a young man perched in a tree, dripping wet and nearly as naked as she.

Alarm shot through her; she'd never been caught in her private ritual before, and though she'd always felt comfortable and unconcerned in her own skin, her upbringing told her that she shouldn't, that she should feel shame for being seen unclothed--and by a man, at that. But before any of those emotions could truly take hold, confusion and curiosity replaced it as his words sank in. What the...?

She blinked, cocked her head, and pushed a wet lock of hair out of her eyes.

"Your lake...?" she said, and winced, more concerned about that more than anything else. Oh, gods. Whose property was this? She was familiar with the local noble houses, had socialized among them many times, and hadn't thought she was trespassing. She certainly didn't recognize him...but this could be awkward. If he reported this to someone...

She was certain her parents would be thrilled to know their daughter was trespassing to swim naked in a lake at night!

Then again, if that was the case and she was trespassing, he probably shouldn't be here, either!

She frowned, crossing her arms over her chest and kicking to stay afloat. "I'm not sure what you mean by 'prey', either. Do I look like a poacher?" Another wince. Oh. She hadn't meant that to come out so biting, and that...probably wouldn't help her situation any. With a deep breath, she bit her lip.

"I just...ah...you're not going to tell anyone, are you?"
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Adamaris // Aderyn // Aki // Alexander // Anoki // Astrid // Axieva // Aysel //  Beatrid // Branwen // Briar // Cadmus // Cerys // Charik // Chephirah // Clover // Corryn // Dai // Delwyn // Demaht // Durga // Einin/Owl // Fang // Faolán // Faris // Felix // Frost // Gwendolyn // Hatame // Hayate // Hazel // Hyacinthe // Ife // Iris // Jayari // Jirou // Juniper // Katxiel // Khaiya // Khero // Koi // Kota // Kuan // Kuvira // Kyran // Kyori // Liam // Makani // Makoro // Max // Maya // Mei // Misae // Monster // Nakato // Naovi // Nasrin // Nelly // Niaaki // Niamh // Noor // Pepper // Qiana // Qismat // Quinn // Raxta // Riyarin // Rowan // Sachi // Sadb // Sahar // Scarab // Siobhan // Simonea // Sita // Song // Syrae // Taj // Tanith // Tessa // Tiaret // Tikaani // Vahni // Valor // Victoria // Wakiza // Xinyi // Yarra // Yasmin // Yiroa // Yun // Zahara

Offline Aeytrious

Re: Lady of the Lake [Aeyt!]
« Reply #3 on: October 01, 2017, 01:06:55 AM »
        Poacher? Kheelan was becoming more intrigued and more confused. He would remain wary. Perhaps there was a human coming that simply hadn't arrived yet, maybe this was some long con, or the result of boredom. He didn't trust her though, this not-girl.
        "Yes, my lake," Kheelan replied, "I live in it. I've lived in it for sixty years, and my aunt lived in it before me. The locals called her the spirit of the lake, or the lake spirit, or any number of other names. She's got quite the reputation around here. This is her, our, lake. We don't appreciate your kind coming here and smelling the place up. If you start killing people in my lake, the humans are probably gonna blame me. I'd prefer if you left."
Guild
The Soot Wolves

Characters
Ryk/Theodore/Rufus
ArjanDirkElijahGeldGulliusHiramKurohanaLexMelyndaria
MowellesaSehrayanahTiberiusValencia
Ritousaey

8etty 8otter 8ought a 8it of 8utter.
"8ut," said she, "this 8utter's 8itter.
If I put it in my 8atter,
It will make my 8atter 8itter.
8ut a 8it of 8etter 8utter
That would make my 8atter 8etter."
So 8etty 8otter 8ought a 8it of 8etter 8utter
(8etter than her 8itter 8utter)
And she put it in her 8itter 8atter
And made her 8itter 8atter a 8it 8etter.

Yes. I know I'm sexy.
You don't need to keep pointing it out.

Offline Viscount Rhi-Rhi

Re: Lady of the Lake [Aeyt!]
« Reply #4 on: October 01, 2017, 01:35:49 AM »
"If I start what?" That took her back completely, so much that for a moment she stopped treading water and sank in the water to her nose. She popped back up with a small sputter and stared up at him in disbelief.

None of this was making sense. "The humans"? He lived there for sixty years? What? True, she could see his pointed ears, so it sounded like he was obviously older than he looked, but...what was with him? Her? Start killing people? Why on earth...?

And did he just call her smelly?!

For a moment she just gaped at him, equal parts confused and horrified--horrified because his accusation, ridiculous as it was, had pierced her like a dagger. All those strange thoughts...the cat...

But how could he know that? And why would he say such things? But then again, he had mistaken her for a hunter or a poacher or something, hadn't he?

When Adamaris could finally find her words again, she shook her head. Whatever enjoyment her freedom had given her was long since forgotten; now she just felt cold, like she'd swallowed ice. "Why...why would you say such a horrible thing?" she said, speaking past the lump in her throat. "I don't know what humans you've met, but I'd...I'd never. Gods, how could you think something so cruel?"

With a few hard kicks, she swam toward the shore and stood when her feet touched mud. Her long hair clung to her, falling past her hips, and she didn't bother to try to hide her nudity even as she shivered. "There. The lake is all yours again."
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Adamaris // Aderyn // Aki // Alexander // Anoki // Astrid // Axieva // Aysel //  Beatrid // Branwen // Briar // Cadmus // Cerys // Charik // Chephirah // Clover // Corryn // Dai // Delwyn // Demaht // Durga // Einin/Owl // Fang // Faolán // Faris // Felix // Frost // Gwendolyn // Hatame // Hayate // Hazel // Hyacinthe // Ife // Iris // Jayari // Jirou // Juniper // Katxiel // Khaiya // Khero // Koi // Kota // Kuan // Kuvira // Kyran // Kyori // Liam // Makani // Makoro // Max // Maya // Mei // Misae // Monster // Nakato // Naovi // Nasrin // Nelly // Niaaki // Niamh // Noor // Pepper // Qiana // Qismat // Quinn // Raxta // Riyarin // Rowan // Sachi // Sadb // Sahar // Scarab // Siobhan // Simonea // Sita // Song // Syrae // Taj // Tanith // Tessa // Tiaret // Tikaani // Vahni // Valor // Victoria // Wakiza // Xinyi // Yarra // Yasmin // Yiroa // Yun // Zahara

Offline Aeytrious

Re: Lady of the Lake [Aeyt!]
« Reply #5 on: October 01, 2017, 02:05:57 AM »
        This girl was the strangest monster Kheelan had ever met. Well he'd never actually met a monster before, though had heard the stories, and seen one from afar, and he'd been told how dangerous they were of course. She was strikingly beautiful, standing there in the complete nude. Her young human shape curved in all the best places. His keen eleven eyes caught the goose bumps racing across her skin, saw her pink nipples standing erect in the cold. Why was she cold? Why form a glamour so complete that you seemed to react to the water and the air as they did? The ruse only had to last long enough to lure in prey.
        The reactions to his words, the act of climbing out of the water, they just felt off to Kheelan. He couldn't put his finger on it. She actually seemed to be human, except he could smell her. She was not human. She was so much more than human. Was it possible she didn't know? That was more absurd than anything. Perhaps it was so crazy it was true. What would happen if she found out? Would she go insane? There were stories of changling babies growing up their whole lives not knowing they were fae. She wasn't a changling though. Maybe he should prod deeper.
        "My name is Kheelan. Who are you?"
Guild
The Soot Wolves

Characters
Ryk/Theodore/Rufus
ArjanDirkElijahGeldGulliusHiramKurohanaLexMelyndaria
MowellesaSehrayanahTiberiusValencia
Ritousaey

8etty 8otter 8ought a 8it of 8utter.
"8ut," said she, "this 8utter's 8itter.
If I put it in my 8atter,
It will make my 8atter 8itter.
8ut a 8it of 8etter 8utter
That would make my 8atter 8etter."
So 8etty 8otter 8ought a 8it of 8etter 8utter
(8etter than her 8itter 8utter)
And she put it in her 8itter 8atter
And made her 8itter 8atter a 8it 8etter.

Yes. I know I'm sexy.
You don't need to keep pointing it out.

Offline Viscount Rhi-Rhi

Re: Lady of the Lake [Aeyt!]
« Reply #6 on: October 01, 2017, 02:19:42 AM »
"Lady Adamaris Locke," came her curt response as she wrung out her hair. "Of House Locke."

The words left her mouth before her brain caught up. She'd answered because maybe he would realize the depths (and absurdity) of his rudeness the instant she gave her House and title--and realized too late what a mistake that was. With a jolt of horror, she froze and stared at him, dripping hair still wound up in her hands.

"Please don't repeat that," she said, voice dropping to a whisper, her heart skipping a beat. "Please. You mustn't tell anyone I was here. Okay? If anyone found out..." She glanced down at herself then, as though remembering her nudity, and with another jolt she snatched up her clothes to cover herself. She didn't blush; she wasn't actually embarrassed. She just knew she should be, and that that was the proper thing to do.

"Just...please. If my parents knew, they'd skin me alive."
OPEN THREADS! HOP ON IN FOR SOME WILD GOOD TIMES. 8D
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Adamaris // Aderyn // Aki // Alexander // Anoki // Astrid // Axieva // Aysel //  Beatrid // Branwen // Briar // Cadmus // Cerys // Charik // Chephirah // Clover // Corryn // Dai // Delwyn // Demaht // Durga // Einin/Owl // Fang // Faolán // Faris // Felix // Frost // Gwendolyn // Hatame // Hayate // Hazel // Hyacinthe // Ife // Iris // Jayari // Jirou // Juniper // Katxiel // Khaiya // Khero // Koi // Kota // Kuan // Kuvira // Kyran // Kyori // Liam // Makani // Makoro // Max // Maya // Mei // Misae // Monster // Nakato // Naovi // Nasrin // Nelly // Niaaki // Niamh // Noor // Pepper // Qiana // Qismat // Quinn // Raxta // Riyarin // Rowan // Sachi // Sadb // Sahar // Scarab // Siobhan // Simonea // Sita // Song // Syrae // Taj // Tanith // Tessa // Tiaret // Tikaani // Vahni // Valor // Victoria // Wakiza // Xinyi // Yarra // Yasmin // Yiroa // Yun // Zahara

Offline Aeytrious

Re: Lady of the Lake [Aeyt!]
« Reply #7 on: October 07, 2017, 12:53:42 PM »
        House Locke wasn't a major family, but they had been around for a long time. Definitely fae blood in them, but not enough to smell the danger in this girl. They must not know the monster they harbor. It seemed though that the girl didn't know what she was either. Kheelan could only imagine what sort of awkward situations that had led to so far.
        He no longer felt threatened, so Kheelan jumped down from the tree. If Adamaris didn't even know what she was, it was unlikely that she would attack him, or try to eat him. He still approached her slowly, since he didn't want to startle her. Who knew how she might react to sudden movements. Deer were known for spooking rather easily, and she had that cervine look of fear in her eyes. Such strange eyes they were. Not what he expected though.
        “It’s very unlikely that I will speak with your parents.” He gestured to himself. “Do I look like the type to mingle with noble human houses?”
Guild
The Soot Wolves

Characters
Ryk/Theodore/Rufus
ArjanDirkElijahGeldGulliusHiramKurohanaLexMelyndaria
MowellesaSehrayanahTiberiusValencia
Ritousaey

8etty 8otter 8ought a 8it of 8utter.
"8ut," said she, "this 8utter's 8itter.
If I put it in my 8atter,
It will make my 8atter 8itter.
8ut a 8it of 8etter 8utter
That would make my 8atter 8etter."
So 8etty 8otter 8ought a 8it of 8etter 8utter
(8etter than her 8itter 8utter)
And she put it in her 8itter 8atter
And made her 8itter 8atter a 8it 8etter.

Yes. I know I'm sexy.
You don't need to keep pointing it out.

Offline Viscount Rhi-Rhi

Re: Lady of the Lake [Aeyt!]
« Reply #8 on: October 16, 2017, 11:28:25 AM »
"No, you...certainly don't," Adamaris said slowly as he approached, casting a wary look over him from head to foot. Now that he was closer, she could make out the finer details: his pointed ears; his clothes, which were hardly clothes at all and didn't even look to be made of cloth but of...plants? And maybe it was just the moonlight, but his skin had a strange, blue cast to it.

And his smell...

It hit her a few seconds after he approached, a strong, sweet scent that made her pause and draw a deeper breath--and made her stomach  rumble. But it was probably only because she hadn't eaten since dinner, and that was at least six hours ago. Coincidence, clearly. Whatever it was, though, it was good, and it took willpower not to step in closer to get a stronger whiff. Because that would have been...strange. Why on Earth did the thought even enter her mind?

Hugging her clothes to her wet body, she shook the thought from her head and focused on the more important detail: that he was no threat to her, as far as her secrecy went.

She cocked her head curiously. "Who are you, anyway? And...what on earth are you wearing?"
OPEN THREADS! HOP ON IN FOR SOME WILD GOOD TIMES. 8D
Dreams of Demons
Blood and Roses.



Adamaris // Aderyn // Aki // Alexander // Anoki // Astrid // Axieva // Aysel //  Beatrid // Branwen // Briar // Cadmus // Cerys // Charik // Chephirah // Clover // Corryn // Dai // Delwyn // Demaht // Durga // Einin/Owl // Fang // Faolán // Faris // Felix // Frost // Gwendolyn // Hatame // Hayate // Hazel // Hyacinthe // Ife // Iris // Jayari // Jirou // Juniper // Katxiel // Khaiya // Khero // Koi // Kota // Kuan // Kuvira // Kyran // Kyori // Liam // Makani // Makoro // Max // Maya // Mei // Misae // Monster // Nakato // Naovi // Nasrin // Nelly // Niaaki // Niamh // Noor // Pepper // Qiana // Qismat // Quinn // Raxta // Riyarin // Rowan // Sachi // Sadb // Sahar // Scarab // Siobhan // Simonea // Sita // Song // Syrae // Taj // Tanith // Tessa // Tiaret // Tikaani // Vahni // Valor // Victoria // Wakiza // Xinyi // Yarra // Yasmin // Yiroa // Yun // Zahara

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