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Re: Don't Fear the Abyss (New RP!)
« Reply #90 on: November 19, 2018, 01:57:37 AM »

Orville moved towards the front of the crowd, hoping for at least a decent view of the Ceremony.

Kal trotted along after her, staying close so he wouldn't lose her in the crowd which got more and more dense as they got closer to the stage. At one point he gently touched her on the head again. I should probably hang back. I can't be in front, some people might not be able to see past me and that's rude. He gave her a friendly wave with his free hand. It was nice meeting you, Aphis. I hope we see each other again some day.

"Oh, I..Nice meeting you, too, uh, Kalavhan." Aphis nodded and waved back before finding herself being pushed more towards the front by the rest of the crowd of moving monsters.

A bell rang out, and two figures walked onto stage. One of them was a tall, slim young man with slicked-back red hair and a snappy suit. The other was a short, purple-skinned monster woman with catlike ears and seven eyes. The human stood to face the human side of the crowd, while the monster faced her own kind.

"Years ago, humans and monsters were torn apart by war and false accusations." The human announced, his voice loud.

"But now, we perform this Ceremony to show that we still want peace, and that humans and monsters are equals!" The monster also announced.

"Today, four humans..."

"And four monsters!"

"Will be selected to represent their own kind..."

"...And to unite as couples, to show coexistence and peace is within our reach!"

A black box was set in the middle of the stage.

"In this box..."

"Are the names of all eligible humans and monsters!"

"Everyone has a chance to be chosen!"

Orville rolled his eyes at these theatrics. Hard to believe the Ceremony was supposed to be sacred, like he'd said, when these two were hamming it up.
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Re: Don't Fear the Abyss (New RP!)
« Reply #91 on: November 19, 2018, 04:10:00 AM »

Kalavhan had made his way towards the back of the crowd, where the taller monsters congregated. He watched expectantly as the ceremony started, his tail flicking impatiently. Something about this whole ordeal didn't feel very sacred, yet he found his gaze glued to the announcers, unable to look away. Perhaps there was some sort of magic at play.
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Re: Don't Fear the Abyss (New RP!)
« Reply #92 on: November 19, 2018, 04:57:52 AM »

Abi stood, hair sparking from nervousness. She turned to one of her neighbors. "The anticipation always gets m worked up."

Oz slouched, hands in his hoodie pocket.
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Re: Don't Fear the Abyss (New RP!)
« Reply #93 on: November 19, 2018, 10:44:10 AM »

(so sorry! I was at a camp with our Youth all weekend! Probably should have mentioned I'd be gone.
super exhausted so I apologize if I make no sense today!)

Lina stood at the outskirts of the crowd, talking with a group of friends and not really paying the announcers much attention. The odds of being chosen were so slim, she was not that concerned. Though, there was a little feeling of unease growing as it came closer to the drawing. What if?

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Re: Don't Fear the Abyss (New RP!)
« Reply #94 on: November 19, 2018, 12:18:59 PM »

(eeeeee time to get started with the randomized coupling! DRAMAAAA!!!!)

Kalavhan had made his way towards the back of the crowd, where the taller monsters congregated. He watched expectantly as the ceremony started, his tail flicking impatiently. Something about this whole ordeal didn't feel very sacred, yet he found his gaze glued to the announcers, unable to look away. Perhaps there was some sort of magic at play.
Abi stood, hair sparking from nervousness. She turned to one of her neighbors. "The anticipation always gets m worked up."

Oz slouched, hands in his hoodie pocket.

Aphis nodded. "Me too." She responded.

(so sorry! I was at a camp with our Youth all weekend! Probably should have mentioned I'd be gone.
super exhausted so I apologize if I make no sense today!)

Lina stood at the outskirts of the crowd, talking with a group of friends and not really paying the announcers much attention. The odds of being chosen were so slim, she was not that concerned. Though, there was a little feeling of unease growing as it came closer to the drawing. What if?

(That's okay!! ^v^)

The announcers continued.

"When we announce your names..."

"Come onstage to meet your chosen partner!"

"I can hardly wait to meet our couples!"

The human and monster, in rehearsed unison, moved towards their respective sides of the box.

The human reached in and pulled out a slip of paper.

"Ozmand Kylar!" He announced with a wide smile. "Aaaand..."

The monster woman reached in and pulled out a slip of paper.

"Aphis Lycoda!" She called.

Aphis froze.

....It was her? How? How could she have been chosen? She wasn't supposed to marry some human, she was supposed to inherit her family's shop. Meet a nice monster. Live a quiet life.

Not this.

Please not this.

She felt the eyes of the monster woman onstage stare her down.

"Come onstage, dearies, and meet each other!" The monster crooned.

Aphis hid her face with the hood of her coat. Why her? Why her?

She stepped up the stairs silently, heart racing. Why her?

Who was this 'Ozmand' person anyways?
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Re: Don't Fear the Abyss (New RP!)
« Reply #95 on: November 19, 2018, 12:35:08 PM »

Milo’s heart jumped in their throat and they fought against a nervous smile to no one. It was starting! Maybe they never really knew the people who got chosen, but it was always fun to watch how they reacted. Like reality TV, minus the TV.
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Re: Don't Fear the Abyss (New RP!)
« Reply #96 on: November 19, 2018, 12:36:36 PM »

Oz froze. No. this couldn't be happening. Hell no. His feet began to move, seemingly on their own. He walked until he was standing on the stage, and turned to face his partner.
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Re: Don't Fear the Abyss (New RP!)
« Reply #97 on: November 19, 2018, 12:49:10 PM »

Knowing someone, even as little as he knew Aphis, who had been chosen suddenly made the entire ordeal all the more interesting. The little monster looked absolutely terrified, even more so than when she had initially run into him. He felt bad, but then thought to himself that that was silly. She was certain to have a great time. Being chosen was a special honour, right?
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Re: Don't Fear the Abyss (New RP!)
« Reply #98 on: November 19, 2018, 12:51:54 PM »

The human announcer patted Oz's back as if to say, 'Well done!' as he came onstage.

"Why don't you two hold hands and get to know each other while we call our next couples?" The monster announcer took Aphis by shoulders and pushed her closer to Oz, 'accidentally' pulling her hood down.

Aphis was horrified. She...Was really going to be trapped with a human for the rest of her life, huh?

Shakily, she held out a blue, furry hand.

"Hi." She weakly managed to say, trying to resist the urge to break down crying. ".....Pleased to meet you."

"So we have our first couple! Ozmand Kylar..."

"...and Aphis Lycoda! Give them a big hand!"

The crowds applauded, many humans and monsters pleased with both the new couple and the fact that they weren't the ones being selected.

"Next up..." The human reached into the box again and motioned with his free hand for Aphis and Oz to move to the side of the stage as he pulled out the next paper. "...Kaia Kamala! And..."

"...Kalavhan Vernet!" The monster announcer pulled out the next paper with an excited coo, clearly hamming it up for the audience. "Why don't you two come on up and meet each other?"
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Re: Don't Fear the Abyss (New RP!)
« Reply #99 on: November 19, 2018, 01:31:01 PM »

He didn't register it when his name was called. In fact it wasn't until hundreds of pairs (and sets) of eyes were upon him that reality finally hit him like a shovel to the face: he had been chosen.

He had always found himself curious of humans and envious of those whose names were picked for the monumental occasion, but when it came down to him being chosen he suddenly felt different. For the first time in his life Kalavhan felt small. He awkwardly trudged through the crowd, feeling everyone's eyes on him. The monsters, sympathetic; the humans judging. They looked scared, he realized as he walked on stage, close enough to see them clearly. Not of him, he noted, but scared for the human who had been chosen.
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Re: Don't Fear the Abyss (New RP!)
« Reply #100 on: November 19, 2018, 01:38:30 PM »

Kaia's heart stopped for a moment. She cast a terrified look to her father, who stared blankly back. She had watched this event, always silently praying that she wouldn't be chosen, and in previous years, she hadn't. It made it all the harder, knowing that she was chosen this time.

She walked slowly forward, a ringing in her ears, and a hollow feeling taking over her as she made her way onto the stage. She turned to face her partner - Kalavhan, if she had heard correctly - and stared. Though there had been some muttering among the humans, some sort of false fear that would dissipate once they moved on with their lives, about her being matched with a monster of this size. She did not fear him though; in fact, she was curious. Perhaps it was her heritage, but she did not fear monsters at all.
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Re: Don't Fear the Abyss (New RP!)
« Reply #101 on: November 19, 2018, 01:44:01 PM »

The crowd went a bit wild with frightened chatter as Kalavhan and Kaia faced each other.

"How could a monster like that even exist?? This is unfair!"

"That poor monster, stuck with such a small human..."

"A monster like that could kill her!"

The announcers raised their hands and the crowds silenced.

"Why don't you two hold hands and say 'hi' to each other?" The monster woman asked. "Get to know each other a bit!"

"Let's hear it for our next couple, Kaia and Kalavhan!" The human announced.

The crowd cheered again, but due to the tall, skull-faced monster onstage, the more judgemental humans sounded...less happy.

Aphis felt bad for Kalavhan. He seemed nice - He didn't deserve a life chained to a human he didn't know. This Ceremony just kept getting worse and worse.
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Re: Don't Fear the Abyss (New RP!)
« Reply #102 on: November 19, 2018, 01:47:05 PM »

Kalavhan approached the human slowly, carefully, as if she were a prey animal that might bolt. What was her name again? He hadn't been paying attention. He did his best to ignore the jeers and shouts from the crowd, but it soon grew impossible. They sounded like they hated him. But why? He was a monster, but not a monster, and he wished he could explain that to the crowd. Kal turned to look at the human, 'his' human, as it were. He reached out his hand toward her but waited for her to meet him half way, hoping she got the memo. He couldn't speak, couldn't reassure her until she did so. Unless she knew their sign-speak, but he doubted it.
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Re: Don't Fear the Abyss (New RP!)
« Reply #103 on: November 19, 2018, 01:51:10 PM »

She looked at his hand curiously, but then realized that perhaps he was one of those monsters she had heard of that communicated through touch. Otherwise, wouldn't he have said something by now? She met his hand half way, wondering what he would say.
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Re: Don't Fear the Abyss (New RP!)
« Reply #104 on: November 19, 2018, 02:11:09 PM »

Their hands finally touched, yet Kal remained silent. What would he say? None of it felt real yet. He settled on a simple I'm Kalavhan, nice to meet you.
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