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Mayfield Mods ([personal profile] mayfield_mods) wrote in [community profile] welcome_rpg2012-07-05 12:36 am
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welcome to mayfield: day 4

[This carnival seems to be getting less and less maintained by the day. Your nerves aren't the only thing fallen apart: what were previously holes in the sky have expanded to cracks. What parts of the sky that haven't fallen into that strange, warping nothingness are full of brown smog-like clouds.

The carnival itself has become filthy, with trash and grease spots littered everywhere. The walls of the tents, wooden stands, and houses seem to be slightly melted, for lack of a better term. The holes of corrupted nothingness aren't confined to the sky anymore: pockets of nothing litter the carnival, shifting tears in the fabric of reality that hurt your eyes to look at.

A faint buzzing noise fills the air, making it difficult to concentrate. If you listen long enough, it starts to sound like voices. For your own sake, it's probably best not to listen to what they have to say.

You're also not alone here anymore, for those of you operating under the assumption that you ever really were. If you've been missing the friendly drones of Mayfield, fear no more, because scattered throughout the carnival are a few drone families seeing the sights, riding the rides and playing the games. Curiously, unlike the drones back home, these ones don't seem to notice you at all, acting as if you're not even there.

Also curiously: their features are warped nearly beyond recognition. Some are missing limbs or facial features; others appear to have had those features scrambled by Picasso's paintbrush, with mouths on their scalps or teeth on their fingers. Still other drones appear to be fused together at the wrist, or waist, or face. None of them seem to be any more aware of their deformity than they are of you.

...and yet, somehow, you can't shake the feeling that when you're not looking at them, they're looking at you.

New here? That's alright; your missing friends have had plenty of time to get acquainted, and they'll be happy to show you around. Just watch your step, because some of these old rides need some maintenance...]

OOC: If your character damages or affects the carnival or town in a noticeable and normally permanent way, please comment here.
chalicejoker: (Concerned)


[personal profile] chalicejoker 2012-07-05 11:12 pm (UTC)(link)
[Well, that's...different. Hajime is remarkably unaffected by the sight of all the blood; it's hard to get worked up over too much of it when the town has decided you're a butcher and your own blood is green.

He does, however, notice Natalie and her reaction to all the blood. He's got a pretty good idea of what the problem might be as he quietly approaches.] you need to get out of here?
spitefulvitae: (What the what)

[personal profile] spitefulvitae 2012-07-07 04:31 am (UTC)(link)
[She spins about when she hears Hajime's voice, turning her wide-eyed panicky gaze onto him instead of the bloody mess.]


Somewhere... not here. I don't know. Somewhere...

[Her eyes dart this way and that, taking in the abnormal drones instead of the blood. Could she drink from them? She could, she should, it would be easy, just....]

...quiet. Somewhere quiet.
chalicejoker: (Uneasy)

[personal profile] chalicejoker 2012-07-07 05:02 am (UTC)(link)
[He nods slowly and isn't liking the way she's eyeing those weird drones, because feeding on those just looks like a disaster waiting to happen.]

We can do that. Just come with me.

[He'd try to take her arm to guide her out of there, but he knows when his own darker nature takes hold, he freaks out on anyone touching him. He has no idea if she'd be the same way.]

I'll get you somewhere quiet. Away from...things.
spitefulvitae: (Stricken)

[personal profile] spitefulvitae 2012-07-07 05:31 am (UTC)(link)
[She forces herself to look at Hajime. It's easier to look at him. Despite his pulse, she's... fairly sure that she can rule him out as a food source. Somewhat. Mostly.]

...please. Thank you.

[And once he seems to have selected a direction to retreat in, she'll be right by his side.

Once they're a short ways away, she'll speak in a hissing whisper.]

Blood. I need blood.
chalicejoker: (Creeper)

[personal profile] chalicejoker 2012-07-07 03:58 pm (UTC)(link)
I take it the rats aren't enough, then.

[That was a problem. A definite problem. The last thing she needed was to lose control, especially in a place like this. Hajime is heading in the direction of one of the undamaged houses now, figuring the church will have too many people milling about to be considered "quiet." It's not like he's got much of an idea as to how to handle this situation, so he's just winging it.]

How much do you need?
spitefulvitae: (A Touch Mad)

[personal profile] spitefulvitae 2012-07-09 05:22 am (UTC)(link)
No. Not enough. Not anymore.

[She's not paying much attention to where they're going. Surely Hajime knows where to go and where to bed. She's more wrapped up in her own problems at the moment.]

...a few pints. A safe drink from two or three people. Or one person. One whole person would be wonderful...

[It's said with hushed delight at the idea of it.]
chalicejoker: (Uneasy)

[personal profile] chalicejoker 2012-07-10 12:51 am (UTC)(link)
[Oh, yes, Hajime is quite glad he decided against bringing her to the church. Far too many wounded, bleeding individuals there for it to be really safe for anyone involved.]

Food's scarce for everyone here, it would seem.

[That made finding potential donors difficult, he knew. A starved, dehydrated human wouldn't handle that well. And a starved vampire would probably do a great deal of damage to those was a bit of a conundrum for a guy who existed to bring about doomsday conditions and thrive in them. He was doing better than most here, and he knew it. And somewhere along the line, that still-unfamiliar urge to prevent any innocent humans from getting harmed had kicked in, as had his sympathy for another with monstrous tendencies...] has to be red blood, does it?

[The question comes out almost absentmindedly as Hajime tries to think.]
spitefulvitae: (Going over here now)

[personal profile] spitefulvitae 2012-07-10 01:29 am (UTC)(link)
[Hajime's question catches her off-guard. She blinks up at him, looks around in surprise, and blinks at him some more. It hadn't ever been something she had to much consider.]

...if it comes in colors other than red, I haven't tried it. I wouldn't know what it would do.

[...but he's offering. He's offering. That's a roundabout approach on an offer if she's ever heard it. Maybe he just hasn't realized it yet?]

I... could try.
chalicejoker: (Uncertain)

[personal profile] chalicejoker 2012-07-10 02:22 am (UTC)(link)
[He just offered, didn't he? Somehow. Perhaps that would even things out after the way he'd attacked her that time...and given the current circumstances, he's likely one of the only ones in this place that's in any shape to be of any help.]

Mine's green. It's...worth a shot.

[It's painfully obvious he has no idea what to do next.]
spitefulvitae: (Rare Kindness)

[personal profile] spitefulvitae 2012-07-10 02:29 am (UTC)(link)

[A funny color for blood. Maybe appropriate, considering the insect-like form he apparently had when he wasn't looking all human.

She steps forward and takes his hand in both of hers. If he doesn't resist, she'll gently try to lift his arm. And then slide his wrist back.]

You're sure? I'll stop before you're weakened. I promise.
chalicejoker: (Skeptical)

[personal profile] chalicejoker 2012-07-10 02:52 am (UTC)(link)
[He doesn't resist, looking curious as she takes his arm.]

I'm sure.

[Because even though this is going to be a bit weird for him, he's not one to back down from something like this...]
spitefulvitae: (Maybe if...)

[personal profile] spitefulvitae 2012-07-10 03:24 am (UTC)(link)

[She feels that she owes him a bit more honesty and care than most others that she'd choose to feed from. She dips her head lower and lifts his arm to her mouth, bares her fangs, and then bites.

It's immediately painful, of course. It's a bite that pierces the skin. But suddenly that pain fades into something pleasant. Vaguely wrong-feeling, just like Natalie herself, but still enjoyable on some level. The blood is flowing freely from the wound, and Natalie takes several long, hungry gulps. Then suddenly pulls away, licks the wound to close it, and gasps.] strong!
chalicejoker: (Just Woke Up)

[personal profile] chalicejoker 2012-07-10 04:05 am (UTC)(link)
[He's braced himself for the pain in part to make sure his own instincts didn't freak out upon being "attacked," and so he doesn't make all that much of a fuss over the initial bite. What he wasn't prepared for was the way the blood-drawing would feel; this wasn't like a normal wound starting to bleed out. It was...nice? No, odd. That might be a better word for it. He wasn't really sure what to make of that.

When she pulls back, he's shaking his head a couple of times as though to clear it.]

That...worked, then?
spitefulvitae: (You're not serious)

[personal profile] spitefulvitae 2012-07-10 04:15 am (UTC)(link)
It worked.

[She licks her lips, releases his arm, and puts a foot or two of distance between the two of them. She almost seems jumpy, now.]

It's potent. Your blood is potent. Strong. Invigorating. Too strong, I think, maybe. But good....

[And now she's looking this way and that, regarding the distant malformed drones with paranoia and hostility.]
chalicejoker: (Skeptical)

[personal profile] chalicejoker 2012-07-11 02:44 am (UTC)(link)
[As soon as she releases his arm, he can't help but check out the wound. It's definitely not bad by his standards, but his standards include things like regularly getting hit by an electrified sword.]

Too strong?

[Oh. much as he might try to deny it, he was still the Joker Undead. Strong enough to make the other Undead afraid of his power...

And now he's a little concerned with the sudden jumpiness. Really, this whole place was freaky. That was nothing new. The drones were nothing new. The surroundings were nothing new.]

...are you going to be all right?
spitefulvitae: (Oh no no no)

[personal profile] spitefulvitae 2012-07-11 05:46 am (UTC)(link)
Stronger than human blood. Different. I'm... I'm not sure. It'll pass. It should pass. I think? I think. Father never mentioned...

[That thought is apparently lost, as she has become quite fixated at one particularly alarming-looking set of drones. They were fused at the hands, and had mouths that took up their entire faces.]

...these things are hideous.
chalicejoker: (BattleCloseup)

[personal profile] chalicejoker 2012-07-12 03:29 am (UTC)(link)
This probably isn't something he could have forseen...what with the Undead of my world seemingly being different than others...

[The idea struck him as odd. Having a father. Having someone older to care for you and to warn you of things like wasn't anything Hajime had experienced. He was tempted to ask what it was like, but now probably wasn't a good time. Yet he might have, in his earlier days as a human...

His attention is quickly drawn to the drones. They're nasty enough to draw him out of his pondering.]

I've never seen anything quite this...grotesque. I'd try to destroy them, but I'm not quite sure how well that would work.
spitefulvitae: (Going over here now)

[personal profile] spitefulvitae 2012-07-19 03:58 am (UTC)(link)
We're in completely new territory. An entirely new land. Lupines, father told me never drink from those, but... but there was never anything else to not drink from, so... so...

[Her attention is all over the place now. Her eyes dart from the horrible drones to Hajime and back agan, back and forth, back and forth.]

...leave them be. Until they do something. You might need your energy. I might need your energy. [...wait, what?]
chalicejoker: (Uneasy)

[personal profile] chalicejoker 2012-07-20 12:39 am (UTC)(link)
Out of curiosity, what would happen if you were to drink from one of those?

[He's a little concerned at the sudden shift in her behavior. Hungry was one thing, but this seemed to be something else. The last bit of what she said definitely catches his attention, and not in a good way. He's heard variations on that before; most of the other Undead seemed to have designs on Joker's power for one reason or another.

She's suddenly quite jittery and going on about his energy? Oh, yes, he's wary. He's hiding it, but he's on guard for further erratic behavior.]

Perhaps it would be a good idea if you got away from those drones...
spitefulvitae: (Yes?)

[personal profile] spitefulvitae 2012-07-20 03:30 am (UTC)(link)
I'd be overcome with rage. Rage at everything. My Beast wouldn't be able to resist it.

[She seems a little more focused, talking about that. A little. She seems to catch his expression, catch herself in her ramblings, and then forces herself to fixate on the strange drones.

This is so awkward.]

...yes! Excellent idea. Excellent. And... and perhaps... maybe we need to split up. To... throw them off our courses. Right? Yes?
chalicejoker: (Skeptical)

[personal profile] chalicejoker 2012-07-21 02:55 am (UTC)(link)

[He wondered if perhaps draining the blood of an inhuman species might impart certain traits, in which case...there's a possible problem here.]

That...might be best.

[Maybe? Should he really leave her alone like this even if she's setting off a few personal alarm bells?]
spitefulvitae: (A Touch Mad)

[personal profile] spitefulvitae 2012-07-21 03:01 am (UTC)(link)
Rage. [There's no need to explain, right? It explains itself, doesn't it?

She's already taking steps away from Hajime, smiling awkwardly.]

We'll... catch up later. You'll be fine, I'm sure. The both of us will! We're survivors, aren't we? Ahah... ahahaha...
chalicejoker: (Suspicious)

[personal profile] chalicejoker 2012-07-22 12:50 am (UTC)(link)
[He considers her behavior for a bit, and then gives her a nod, trying to act like nothing at all is wrong...but let's face it, you're disturbing an Undead a little bit, Natalie. That takes some doing.]

Yes, we'll survive. We're both the best suited for it, after all.
spitefulvitae: (Absent stare)

[personal profile] spitefulvitae 2012-07-22 05:15 pm (UTC)(link)
[Nosferatu are specialists at being disturbing. Sometimes, it just can't be helped.

She, too, is trying to act like nothing at all is wrong. Her steps are becoming less jittery and more relaxed, the more distance she puts between herself and Hajime.]

We are, aren't we? We truly are. Still, take care! Be careful.
chalicejoker: (Default)

[personal profile] chalicejoker 2012-07-22 11:30 pm (UTC)(link)
[Well, at least she seems to be calming down somewhat the further she gets away from him. He'll turn to leave in the other direction.]

You take care of yourself as well.