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  • #110557
    Livi Ryddle
    @anne_the_noob14

    @naiya-dyani

    OK NO BUT LIKE. I’M ACTUALLY SPEECHLESS IRL RN HALP. THAT’S SO NICE OF HIM and like obviously I know he’s not… real? But still like- gee, I’m actually tearing up right now XD Just goes to show… idk, what does it show? But seriously, thank you for that <3

    Ha, sorry Grace XD I forgot you and he have a bit of a quarrel.

    Dharin, fixing his hair: Huh? We do?

    Me: Yes. Remember when you first met?

    Dharin: How could I not?? *is now adjusting his tie*

    Me: Dharin, where on earth did you get a suit?? They don’t even exist in your world?? And why are you wearing it??

    Dharin: *spritqqzzlles more mousse in his hair* It’s to impress the beauty over there by that other author. The beauty who seems to be head-over-heels… glaring… at… me…?

    Me: *rolls eyes* She’s taken.

    Dharin: NOOOOO WHO KIDNAPPED HER???

    Me: *facepalms* No. Dharin, sweetie… that means she’s got a boyfriend. Or something.

    “Enough! Be quiet! I can’t hear myself think! I can’t hear my teeth chatter!"

    #110601
    Naiya Dyani
    @naiya-dyani

    @anne_the_noob14 <3 <3 <3

    Kiet: *sees your eyes getting teary* *squeak* Aunt Livi, are you okay??? *gives you a hug*

     

    Kiet: *just kind of blinks at Dharin and Grace for a moment, deciding whether to say anything*

    Grace: *rolls eyes* What she means is, I’m with this one. *grabs Kiet’s arm and pulls him closer*

    Kiet: *tenses*

    Grace: Oh my gosh, sorry Kiet. *quickly lets go* You alright?

    Kiet: *swallows hard and stares at nothing for a moment* Um. . . yeah. . .

    Hearts are like matter--they can be beaten down, torn, and burned, but they cannot be destroyed.

    #110603
    claire
    @claire-h

    @anne_the_noob14  @ariella-newheart @christlover@kristianne-hassman

    Ok, I just realized that I had completely forgot about Marlowe! Is 5 characters too many at one time? Should we group them off somehow? I’m not quite sure how this works…. 😛

    a flower does not think of competing with the flower next to it.
    it just blooms.

    #110608
    Livi Ryddle
    @anne_the_noob14

    @claire-h

    You’re good! I think the limit for the moment is 10 characters 🙂


    @naiya-dyani

    *sniffs, hugging back* I’m fine. 🙂 And I love my nephew Kiet, too 😉 <3

     

    I smell past angst… XD

    Dharin: *is silent for a moment*

    Well…

    *claps a hand on both Grace and Kiet’s shoulders*

    Invite me to the wedding.

    🙂

    *walks off, loosening tie and ruffling his own hair*

    *muffled voice from bathroom* Stilton, how do I take this thing off??

    Stilton: … brb

    Stilton, from bathroom: Dharin, how did you manage this…?

    *a few minutes later*

    Stilton, emerging from bathroom: Livi, don’t let him get a suit ever again. He somehow got his tie caught on his cuff links, wrapped around his pants leg, and he still had it around his neck.

    Dharin, now dressed in his usual outfit, still with traces of mousse in his hair: Aah, much better!

    Me: … ‘kay then.

     

    “Enough! Be quiet! I can’t hear myself think! I can’t hear my teeth chatter!"

    #110609
    Naiya Dyani
    @naiya-dyani

    @anne_the_noob14 Oh yes. . . past angst indeed. . . poor traumatized boi

    Kiet: *freezes at the mention of “the wedding” and blushes crazily*

    Grace: finally

    Kiet: . . .

    Kiet: I actually feel kinda bad for him

    Grace: don’t bother

    Kiet: Um. . . okay. . .

    • This reply was modified 1 year, 3 months ago by Naiya Dyani.

    Hearts are like matter--they can be beaten down, torn, and burned, but they cannot be destroyed.

    #110610
    Livi Ryddle
    @anne_the_noob14

    @ariella-newheart Hey, what kind of clothes does Marlowe wear?

    “Enough! Be quiet! I can’t hear myself think! I can’t hear my teeth chatter!"

    #110611
    Livi Ryddle
    @anne_the_noob14

    @naiya-dyani *grins* Stilton can, once again, relate 😉

    XD

    *is actually chuckling irl*

    Yeah, Kiet, he doesn’t really need any pity.

    Dharin: *is sorta sulking*

    Me: *hands him tankard of ale*

    Dharin: 😀 😀

    Me: *rolls eyes, turns back to Kiet* See? He’s fine. XD

    “Enough! Be quiet! I can’t hear myself think! I can’t hear my teeth chatter!"

    #110614
    Livi Ryddle
    @anne_the_noob14

    @naiya-dyani XD XD XD I didn’t see the edit til just now XD XD

    Aunt Livi wants to be invited as well 😉

    “Enough! Be quiet! I can’t hear myself think! I can’t hear my teeth chatter!"

    #110615
    Naiya Dyani
    @naiya-dyani

    @anne_the_noob14

    Grace: *staring at Dharin, shaking her head* My word. . . it’s like if Kiet was disappointed and I gave him a cat.

    Kiet: *blinks and also stares*

    Tai: Hey, I like ale, too! *whips out can* So, it’s ginger ale, but still works, right?

     

    Hearts are like matter--they can be beaten down, torn, and burned, but they cannot be destroyed.

    #110616
    Naiya Dyani
    @naiya-dyani

    @anne_the_noob14

    Oh, I’m sure you’ll have a front row seat! 😀

    Hearts are like matter--they can be beaten down, torn, and burned, but they cannot be destroyed.

    #110623
    Livi Ryddle
    @anne_the_noob14

    @naiya-dyani

    XD Exactly like that.

    *laughs* Same here, actually, Tai. *pulls out my own can of ginger ale*

    Dharin: *throws an interested look at my can* Is it any good?

    Me: … *winks at Tai* Here, try some. *hands Dharin the can*

    Dharin: *empties can into his tankard, nodding satisfactorily at the foaming*

    *takes huge swig*

    *spits it out, coughing*

    WHAT IS THAT STUFF??? IT’S TICKLING MY THROAT. IT’S GOT HAGWEED IN IT.

    *hacks and gags*

    Me: *dying of laughter*

    Me: It’s a drink from my world. It’s a soda. That means it’s fizzy. Why it’s called ginger ale, I have no idea. But it’s not like ale ale. There’s no hagweed.

    Dharin: *rinsing mouth out with his own ale* I don’t believe you.

    Me: *still laughing*

     

    Yay!! 😀 😀

    “Enough! Be quiet! I can’t hear myself think! I can’t hear my teeth chatter!"

    #110624
    Livi Ryddle
    @anne_the_noob14

    @ariella-newheart @christlover @claire-h @kristianne-hassman

    It’s short, but Ariella’s gonna have to take over with what Marlowe says next, so… *shrugs*

    Here we are:

    __________

    He sheathed his sword as he opened the door, smiling as he thought about Dragon. She was a good horse, and served him well in his long trips. He knew she would be relaxing in her stall, probably being fed one too many apples by the stable boy.

    Dharin continued down the corridor, noting how the torches on the walls cast odd shadows and light onto the floor and ceiling. He shivered, despite himself, wishing he had brought his cloak. Then he rolled his eyes at himself. He had no way of knowing that he’d end up here, and he wasn’t in the practice of wearing his cloak during dueling practice.

    He settled for counting his strides as he went, counting by fives. There was ten, then fifteen, twenty… Before long, he’d passed sixty, still seeing no end to this corridor. Then he heard a noise from behind him. He turned and saw a woman, wearing strange clothing, walking down the corridor towards him. The first thing he noticed was how tall she was, and the way she carried herself. For someone who usually towered over the women he met, Dharin was pleasantly surprised that he was only about six inches taller. She had her hair pulled up on top of her head, and had an air of importance about her. Perhaps she was the head housekeeper or cook. They were generally, in Dharin’s experience, the leader types, with the sharp and slightly judging look that this woman’s expression hinted at.

    As she got closer, Dharin decided that being a little extra polite might get him a good meal or an explanation of how the castle was laid out.. He donned a polite smile, and said,

    “Good afternoon, mistress. I seem to have lost my way in this place. Would you be kind enough to point me in the direction of the privy?”

    She stopped, seeming to scrutinize him. The look reminded him of one his mother used to wear, and Dharin felt the sudden urge to straighten his tunic and make sure his hair wasn’t awry.

    “I’m afraid I can’t.”

    Dharin knew he had a frustrated expression flit across his face. That was one of the hardest emotions to smooth over. He composed himself and kept the smile intact. “But surely since you work here, you know the layout of the castle?”

    Her face remained blank, but Dharin sensed her carefully thinking something over. The silence was just getting uncomfortable when she took in a breath, saying,

    [letting Ariella take over!]

    __________

    (Btw, I don’t think I ever said exactly how tall Dharin is. He’s about 6’5″)

    And hopefully I wrote Marlowe alright… XD

    • This reply was modified 1 year, 3 months ago by Livi Ryddle.
    • This reply was modified 1 year, 3 months ago by Livi Ryddle.

    “Enough! Be quiet! I can’t hear myself think! I can’t hear my teeth chatter!"

    #110628
    Livi Ryddle
    @anne_the_noob14

    @urwen-starial @jennythefaun

    Tagging y’all cause you both were here on the first page, and I don’t want you to think we forgot about ya 😉

    “Enough! Be quiet! I can’t hear myself think! I can’t hear my teeth chatter!"

    #110682
    claire
    @claire-h

    @ariella-newheart @christlover @anne_the_noob14 @kristianne-hassman

    Ok guys,here goes Emory’s introduction… 🙂

    . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .

    Emory recited under her breath a few lines of the poem she was memorizing. “The tapestry woven of sorrow swayed in the icy wind. The hearth was dark and the room was cold…” Wait. Or was it “The hearth was cold and the room was dark”? She frowned in concentration, then gave up. Retracing her steps down the corridor, she entered her room and scooped up the book of poems. As she flipped through it, she sunk down into a chair by the window. It was an overcast day and a hawk was swooping through the crisp autumn air. The landscape fell away into gently rolling hills, dotted with houses. Emory found the line of the poem and smiled. She’d been right the first time. A shadow suddenly fell across the page and a tapping sound on the window pane made her look up. An evergreen was being tossed by the wind and its branches were hitting the glass. Emory blinked. What was happening? Her bedroom was on the third floor of the palace and there were no trees nearby! Quickly, she stood and turned around. Her bedroom had disappeared and in its place was a snug little chamber that only had room for a round little table and a few chairs. The painted wooden door was shut. Emory closed her book with a muffled thump. Peering out the window, all she could see was a forest of evergreens with some mossy boulders. What had happened? Confusion washed over her. Emory took a few tentative steps towards the table in the center of the room. On it was a map. Strange lights hovered in the air above it. Emory squinted at the parchment, tracing with her finger the various continents. The only one she recognized was Faran. Above it hung a star. Stretching out her hand, she touched the hovering lights and they blinked out. Deciding there wasn’t much else to find in there, Emory opened the green door.

    A hallway lined with more doors presented itself. The woodwork was elaborately carved and the ceiling was vaulted. Whatever this was, it was magnificent. Echoes came from further down the corridor. They sounded like voices. Trying to decide if she should be relieved or frightened, Emory tiptoed down the hall, peering through some of the doorways as she went. One opened to a garden, heavy with the scent of flowers. Another led into what looked like a kitchen. Emory sighed. She’d always longed to learn the art of cooking, but her mother wouldn’t have it. “Cooking is below your station, my dear,” she would always say. Emory pushed the remembrance from her mind and continued down the hall. The next room she peered into looked like a very sophisticated lavatory. Raising her eyebrows, she turned the corner and almost collided with two people. Both were tall, and, judging from their clothes, weren’t from anywhere she’d ever been. Emory blushed under their stares and took a step backward. “I beg your pardon.”

    . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .

    Ok, I hope that all makes sense. 😛

    How does the character interaction work? Should I write other character’s responses, or do their authors want to do that?

    a flower does not think of competing with the flower next to it.
    it just blooms.

    #110750
    Livi Ryddle
    @anne_the_noob14

    @claire-h Oooo I like it!!

    I personally don’t mind id you’d like to write Dharin’s response! Just a couple things to keep in mind is he’s flirty, but he can, as you can see from my newest addition, buckle down and be reasonable 😛 I’ll see if I can kinda give a more fleshed-out version of his personality tomorrow 🙂

    “Enough! Be quiet! I can’t hear myself think! I can’t hear my teeth chatter!"

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