Eye of the Dragon
DreamLyrics Play-by-Post
Who's Online Now
0 members (), 1 guest and 51 robots.
Key: Admin, Global Mod, Mod
ShoutChat
Comment Guidelines: Do post respectful and insightful comments. Don't flame, hate, spam.
Dice Roller
You will need to enable Javascript in order to view the Dice Roller.
Games Recruiting List










Previous Thread
Next Thread
Print Thread
Page 7 of 7 1 2 3 4 5 6 7
Joined: Sep 2000
Posts: 61,287
Likes: 3
Arssanguinus
Moderator
OP Offline
Arssanguinus
Moderator
Joined: Sep 2000
Posts: 61,287
Likes: 3
Carmen looks around, over her shoulders, shrugs, then points at the two with her.

“Must mean them then. ‘Fraid I’m just a geek on a leash.”

She offers a lopsided smile.

Dash … giggles.

Joined: May 2000
Posts: 24,704
Likes: 10
Moderator
Offline
Moderator
Joined: May 2000
Posts: 24,704
Likes: 10
Cadence Marie Weathers
Forsaken

"Of course I mean them," she replied with a shrug and grin. "We all have some kind of leash, I guess." Cadence glanced at her ankle monitor then back to Carmen.

"Hang with us... and you're cool too."

Joined: Sep 2000
Posts: 61,287
Likes: 3
Arssanguinus
Moderator
OP Offline
Arssanguinus
Moderator
Joined: Sep 2000
Posts: 61,287
Likes: 3
“Hah.”

There is a long pause.

“I’m really sorry you … lost what you lost. I mean, if I actually understand what you lost. I only lost the one. Do wish I’d known him better. But … maybe we can give you at least something back?”

Joined: May 2000
Posts: 24,704
Likes: 10
Moderator
Offline
Moderator
Joined: May 2000
Posts: 24,704
Likes: 10
Cadence Marie Weathers
Forsaken

Cadence shrugged. Carmen's words brought her mother and father back to the forefront of her mind. It was a wash of memory and emotion. A happy teenage life washed out in the moment that Alchemy killed her parents in front of her. It sent a shiver through but she pushed everything back down again.

"What I lost and what I gained that day... All part of the rage and sadness. I'm here... I could have been sent to the blackhole prison place with her and Nyx, I guess. So there's that. Nothing will bring my family back, but I can try to be the person they raised me to be again... Not the monster I let myself become..."

Cadence shrugged.

"Come on, let's watch the TV and we can talk ... whatever...if ya'll want." Looking sidelong back to Carmen, "Make your mother come looking for you... up to you?"

Joined: Sep 2000
Posts: 61,287
Likes: 3
Arssanguinus
Moderator
OP Offline
Arssanguinus
Moderator
Joined: Sep 2000
Posts: 61,287
Likes: 3
She settled in.

The next morning, there is a knock on Cadence’s door in the morning.

Joined: May 2000
Posts: 24,704
Likes: 10
Moderator
Offline
Moderator
Joined: May 2000
Posts: 24,704
Likes: 10
The next morning...

Cadence Marie Weathers
Forsaken

Cadence rolled over in her bed, mouth dry, dishevelled hair. She tried to roll her self over to the edge so she could get up, but only suceeded in twisting herself in her covers and falling out of the bed onto the floor.

She really wasn't a morning person.

"Yeah? What?"

Joined: Sep 2000
Posts: 61,287
Likes: 3
Arssanguinus
Moderator
OP Offline
Arssanguinus
Moderator
Joined: Sep 2000
Posts: 61,287
Likes: 3
“Hey Chika, you indecent in there?”

The voice is the voice of the smart mouthed Blake.

“‘Cause if you are I can come back later.”

Joined: May 2000
Posts: 24,704
Likes: 10
Moderator
Offline
Moderator
Joined: May 2000
Posts: 24,704
Likes: 10
Cadence Marie Weathers
Forsaken

"I'm up... I'm up," Cadence grumbled as she twisted around on the floor to untangle herself from her 'murderous' bed sheet. She haltingly made her way toward the door and opened it. Of course there wasn't going to be anyone to see. Cadence closed her eyes for a moment and allowed herself to settle in the 'middle'. She might not see Blake, but she might see the disturbance around the space she occupied.

Joined: Sep 2000
Posts: 61,287
Likes: 3
Arssanguinus
Moderator
OP Offline
Arssanguinus
Moderator
Joined: Sep 2000
Posts: 61,287
Likes: 3
She can … and in many ways Blake looked similar to Dash in this view. The way energies were rippling through her. She could see the outline of her body, almost as if she were Neo looking at the agents through the eyes of the Matrix, save she was outlined in jagged lines of purple, almost like a wire cage around her form. She was rail thin, not emaciated, but definitely coltish. Every so often the lines pulsed. Something about it just looked uncomfortable, as if her whole body were being squeezed by the cage.

“You alright Chika? Here. I’ll let you see me.”

She sees the lines around Blake’s head pulse brighter and almost strain.

Looking at her the way she was, Cadence could match the strain in Blake’s voice to what she was ‘seeing. When Blake said it was an effort to be visible she was apparently not lying - Enkidu’s broken things were indeed quite broken.

Last edited by Art in the Blood; Fri 05/04/24 02:15 UTC.
Joined: May 2000
Posts: 24,704
Likes: 10
Moderator
Offline
Moderator
Joined: May 2000
Posts: 24,704
Likes: 10
Cadence Marie Weathers
Forsaken

Cadence sat on the edge of the bed and waved off Blake. "It's okay...You don't need to make yourself uncomfortable. I can actually see you... Well, I mean, I can see the space you occupy and the energy around you, in you... whatever. I see you."

Joined: Sep 2000
Posts: 61,287
Likes: 3
Arssanguinus
Moderator
OP Offline
Arssanguinus
Moderator
Joined: Sep 2000
Posts: 61,287
Likes: 3
Blake

“You can? That’s a first. I barely know what I look like myself anymore. So how dumpy have I let myself get?” She pauses for a second.

“Any rate, that’s actually what I want. Need you. Or your eyes. Think you can see things. Right? I mean, I know that’s not what you do, not that I understand what you do. But it’s kinda a … side effect? I mean, you obviously saw things on Dash, for example. I might not be smart but I’m observant. Need your eyes.”

Joined: May 2000
Posts: 24,704
Likes: 10
Moderator
Offline
Moderator
Joined: May 2000
Posts: 24,704
Likes: 10
Cadence-

"I'm not sure what it is I really do," she began, then shrugged.

"I mean I guess I know what I did, and what Alchemy had me built to do..."

Another pause and a sigh.

"Still figuring it out... I guess... So, to answer your question, you look good... okay?"

"And yeah, I can see how the energy flows around you... Is that what you want me to describe?"

Joined: Sep 2000
Posts: 61,287
Likes: 3
Arssanguinus
Moderator
OP Offline
Arssanguinus
Moderator
Joined: Sep 2000
Posts: 61,287
Likes: 3
Blake:

“Not around me. What I look like is a curiosity. I grin and bear it and look at myself in a mirror every birthday. Don’t bother other than that. No, what I want is to see if someone left something behind. Caught someone sneaking. Here. Well, I didn’t catch. I kinda saw then Lamar saw more. Was thinking you might see even more. I mean, yes, go to … staff, but I want to know what I’m looking at first.”

Joined: Apr 2007
Posts: 173,614
Likes: 7
Babylon 5 Rules
Administrator
Offline
Babylon 5 Rules
Administrator
Joined: Apr 2007
Posts: 173,614
Likes: 7
Ben

He went looking to see if he could find Blake.

Joined: May 2000
Posts: 24,704
Likes: 10
Moderator
Offline
Moderator
Joined: May 2000
Posts: 24,704
Likes: 10
Cadence-

Cadence nodded with a shrug for added ambivalence.

"Okay."

Speaking with Blake was not the easiest thing. In some ways the other kids here that Cadence had met, who were cast-off or rescued from Enkidu's experiments, had social or communication difficulties. Like, they were just cattle to be used and abused, then cast aside as refuse or worse. She had no personal opinion on the implications of Blake's belief that there might be someone doing something they shouldn't.Blake wanted her help and that was enough for Cadence.

Still in her pajamas, Cadence slipped on the sneaks she had been provided by the school staff, and motioned for Blake to lead the way. "I'm with you... Let's see what we can find."

Joined: Sep 2000
Posts: 61,287
Likes: 3
Arssanguinus
Moderator
OP Offline
Arssanguinus
Moderator
Joined: Sep 2000
Posts: 61,287
Likes: 3
Ben will run into her exiting the girls dorm with Cadence.

Joined: May 2000
Posts: 24,704
Likes: 10
Moderator
Offline
Moderator
Joined: May 2000
Posts: 24,704
Likes: 10
Cadence-

Out the door and down the hall to the common room. The kid named Ben, another one who had been brought to this place the same time that Cadence arrived, was just coming though the opposite door. He looked as though her was focused and looking for something... or someone.

"You lost?"

Joined: Apr 2007
Posts: 173,614
Likes: 7
Babylon 5 Rules
Administrator
Offline
Babylon 5 Rules
Administrator
Joined: Apr 2007
Posts: 173,614
Likes: 7
Ben

He looked over at the two girls and shook his head.

"No, I was looking for Blake." he said, glancing at Cadence in her PJs and shoes, an odd combination.

Joined: Sep 2000
Posts: 61,287
Likes: 3
Arssanguinus
Moderator
OP Offline
Arssanguinus
Moderator
Joined: Sep 2000
Posts: 61,287
Likes: 3
A pair of eyes appear right in front of his face. One winks.

Joined: May 2000
Posts: 24,704
Likes: 10
Moderator
Offline
Moderator
Joined: May 2000
Posts: 24,704
Likes: 10
Cadence-

"Found her..."

Cadence stepped out around Ben, "She asked me to check something out for her... Maybe someone snooping around where they shouldn't. Tag along if you want."

She then gestured toward a place that Ben might only presume the 'invisible' Blake might be occupying. From that point she motioned Blake to lead the way. "Lead the way."

As Blake passed her, Cadence's attention shifted to Ben. "I can see her and you can see me... Follow if you want."

Joined: Apr 2007
Posts: 173,614
Likes: 7
Babylon 5 Rules
Administrator
Offline
Babylon 5 Rules
Administrator
Joined: Apr 2007
Posts: 173,614
Likes: 7
Ben

"Lead the way ladies. Blake, I need to speak with you alone when you are done if that is okay." he said, nodding in the general direction of where the eyes had been.

Joined: May 2000
Posts: 24,704
Likes: 10
Moderator
Offline
Moderator
Joined: May 2000
Posts: 24,704
Likes: 10
Cadence-

Cadence allowed Blake to lead. She was the one who knew where she needed cadence to check things for her.

Page 7 of 7 1 2 3 4 5 6 7

Moderated by  Art in the Blood 

Link Copied to Clipboard
Newest Members
Talon475, Randal Trimmer, Kimf, Yvon, TennesseeBaron
176 Registered Users
Today's Birthdays
Denis
Member Spotlight
Mats
Mats
Vienna, Austria
Posts: 620
Joined: May 2000
Forum Statistics
Forums108
Topics2,943
Posts143,570
Members176
Most Online296
Jan 19th, 2020
June
S M T W T F S
1
2 3 4 5 6 7 8
9 10 11 12 13 14 15
16 17 18 19 20 21 22
23 24 25 26 27 28 29
30
†Restricted forums can only be accessed by DreamLyrics members of the age of 18 years or older. Access which is granted by the Behind Closed Doors Procedure.
™DreamLyrics Play-by-Post. DreamLyrics Play-by-Post does not own copyright on DreamLyrics texts or graphics, except trademarked DreamLyrics logos and logotypes. The works contained in DreamLyrics are copyrighted (automatically, under the Berne Convention) by the original authors and may be available under the terms of the Creative Commons Attribution Licence. (See Copyrights for details.)
Privacy Policy
Powered by UBB.threads™ PHP Forum Software 7.7.5