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Re: Don't Fear the Abyss (New RP!)
« Reply #120 on: November 20, 2018, 07:29:58 AM »

“Oh, um, I watch a lot of TV?” Milo said, realizing abruptly how lame a hobby that was. “And I have a cat. Do you have pets?” Their face crumpled as they realized: “Do you think they’ll let me bring my cat?”
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Re: Don't Fear the Abyss (New RP!)
« Reply #121 on: November 20, 2018, 07:40:27 AM »

Orville smiled softly. "I like cats. I don't, ah...have any pets, but I like animals." He thought for a moment. "I think they'd have to, right? Pets are like family." At least, that's what he was told. He'd never actually had an animal.
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Re: Don't Fear the Abyss (New RP!)
« Reply #122 on: November 20, 2018, 07:43:10 AM »

Lina was too in shock to move at first; the group of friends just stared at her in silence, looks ranging from horror to pity. The initial shock was quickly replaced with fear, anger and grief as her eyes fell on one friend in particular. The one she couldn't bear to walk away from. They had always talked about a future together if they made their names were never called. Now her worst fear was becoming reality.

She ignored repeated orders to make her way to the stage and instead, planting a long and passionate kiss on this boy that was being ripped away from her. "I love you," she whispered before finally walking through the crowd and and then to the stage with her head held high. She stood beside this monster they selected for her and stared out at the crowd with a defiant scowl.
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Re: Don't Fear the Abyss (New RP!)
« Reply #123 on: November 20, 2018, 07:48:31 AM »

The announcers seemed shocked by this display - Several folks in the crowd, specifically on the human's side, protested aloud about tearing someone away from someone she loved. Others called for them to 'get it over with!'.

The monster announcer gently pushed Abi towards Lina.

"How about you two young lovebirds say hi to each other? Hold hands, get to like each other a bit?" She asked with a wide, fake smile.

Aphis stared at this strange human. What a display - And what more proof that this ceremony was cruel and that humans would never love monsters.

Orville averted his gaze from the human girl as she came onstage. He felt bad for her. Was he the only one who wasn't...upset about being chosen?
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Re: Don't Fear the Abyss (New RP!)
« Reply #124 on: November 20, 2018, 09:10:26 AM »

Abi stood with her tail twitching rapidly, as she looked at the human she had been assigned to. "Gods this sucks." She gently touched Lina's arm.

Oz stood sullenly nearby.
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Re: Don't Fear the Abyss (New RP!)
« Reply #125 on: November 20, 2018, 10:07:18 AM »

Lina flinched at the girl’s touch and drew away. “No” she said in response to the announcers request. She would not play their games; better the crowd see how wrong this was.
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Re: Don't Fear the Abyss (New RP!)
« Reply #126 on: November 20, 2018, 10:23:27 AM »

The announcers seemed shocked at such an outward display. Still, they'd seen far worse reactions to being chosen.

"You two go stand by the others." The human announcer took Lina's arm and tried to lead her and Abi to an open space for them to stand.

"There you have it, folks! Your four couples, drawn together in the name of peace and love!" The monster woman announced. "May their union symbolize the eventual reuniting of human and monster-kind!"

"Peace?" A voice rang through the ears and minds of all attending the ceremony. The announcers looked around in confusion, unsure of where it was coming from. "You of the world of light know nothing of peace."

"Um...who's there?" The human announcer tried to ask. Attention somehow became drawn to a figure.

Wearing a dark grey cloak covering their arms and body, a figure with skin black as ebony...So black it looked as if it wasn't there...stood alone behind the crowd. On their face was a smooth, white mask with two symmetrical horns coming up from it, with two circular black 'eyes' and no mouth.

"Years ago, your kinds unleashed war on each other over a swarm of darkness in the sky. Our darkness. Our offering." The voice rang, sounding hollow, like a million whispers. "We, the world of darkness, see you all as hypocrites. You attack each other and force loveless marriage in the name of peace when the darkness' offering of peace resulted in death and death and death."

"Are...are you a monster, darling?" The monster announcer asked, trying to keep a brave face.

"I am a Vessel of the Dark." The voice responded. "Years ago, we attempted to make our power known. We sent a gift of darkness in the sky. You killed each other over it."

The crowd was silent.

"We see you are an unsound society. You do not deserve to exist with your flawed beliefs." It continued. "But you will have one more chance. Enter the Abyss. If your kind of the light can make peace with my kind of the dark, we will not declare war. But if you fail, and you will....The darkness will reign."

As if to emphasize this, a black cloud begin to grow past the horizon, stretching across the sky.

The crowds began to scream. The darkness had returned.

The announcers looked at each other, and then at the chosen couples.

"Get backstage." The human demanded.

The different crowds begin to scatter, as if trying to escape the cloud of darkness. Screams grew louder.

The figure of darkness melted into shadows.
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Re: Don't Fear the Abyss (New RP!)
« Reply #127 on: November 20, 2018, 10:45:29 AM »

"Go!" Abi told Luna. "Go find your family and boyfriend."

Oz froze, eyes wide. This was bad. Very, very bad.
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Re: Don't Fear the Abyss (New RP!)
« Reply #128 on: November 20, 2018, 11:44:31 AM »

All the minds around her were in full panic mode, and Kaia could hear them all. She clasped her hands over her ears, but of course, it didn’t keep a single sound out. This was why she was isolated before this. It was too much to bear.
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Re: Don't Fear the Abyss (New RP!)
« Reply #129 on: November 20, 2018, 12:16:37 PM »

Milo’s eyes widened, even their third twitching. Half by instinct, they tightened their hold on Orville’s hand and made to pull him backstage like the announcers said.
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Re: Don't Fear the Abyss (New RP!)
« Reply #130 on: November 20, 2018, 12:26:23 PM »

Orville let himself be pulled, eyes widening as he saw the darkness amass over the sky, blocking out the sun. No. This wasn't happening.

Four tall individuals - Guards, it looked like, came out to escort the couples backstage.

"There's a boat waiting for you all on the other side of the island." One explained. "We have to go, now."

Aphis let go of Oz's hand and was frozen in fear, staring at the sky. It was so much worse than all the stories...
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Re: Don't Fear the Abyss (New RP!)
« Reply #131 on: November 20, 2018, 12:41:53 PM »

Lina was frozen in fear, eyes fixed on the approaching darkness but when the guards came out to take them away, she resisted.  Maybe she could take the moment of chaos to get away. Surely if she ran into the crowd they wouldn't be able to find her, especially once they were plunged into complete darkness. Lina dared one last glance at the guards then made a break for it
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Re: Don't Fear the Abyss (New RP!)
« Reply #132 on: November 20, 2018, 12:45:19 PM »

Oz broke for the crowd, trying to escape.

Abi watched with a sad smile. She would have liked to at least to have gotten to know the girl.
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Re: Don't Fear the Abyss (New RP!)
« Reply #133 on: November 20, 2018, 12:47:12 PM »

There was something wrong with her. He didn't have time to ask what it was, however, as they were already being ushered away. It's going to be okay, Kalavhan told her, before scooping her up in his arms as if she weighed nothing, carrying her to where the guards were. He stopped suddenly though, seeing some of the others running. Should I put you down? If you'd rather flee on your own, I mean.
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Re: Don't Fear the Abyss (New RP!)
« Reply #134 on: November 20, 2018, 12:55:58 PM »

Lina was frozen in fear, eyes fixed on the approaching darkness but when the guards came out to take them away, she resisted.  Maybe she could take the moment of chaos to get away. Surely if she ran into the crowd they wouldn't be able to find her, especially once they were plunged into complete darkness. Lina dared one last glance at the guards then made a break for it

One of the guard cried out, and two rushed after her.
"Get back here!" They cried out, gaining on her fast.

Oz broke for the crowd, trying to escape.

Abi watched with a sad smile. She would have liked to at least to have gotten to know the girl.

Another guard rushed to chase after Oz, determined to catch the runaway.

The final guard took Aphis and Abi by the arms and ushered them to the backstage area, where there was a dimly-lit path leading to what looked like a small docking area with a nice-looking boat waiting.

"Let's go." She ordered before letting go of the two of them to look back at Kalavhan and Kaia. "We need to go, now! It'll safest on the boat with all this chaos!"

Aphis was still frozen - Well, not entirely still. She was shaking badly. She turned to look at Kalavhan, and then looked at the boat. She wasn't about to run, but she also didn't want to leave the only 'friend' she'd kind of made behind. She'd seen the others run.

"C-Come on!" She called, hoping to convince Kalavhan not to run. In all this chaos, who knows what could happen?

Orville held Milo's hand tightly as he looked around the backstage area - It was all open, outside space, so he could see the path to the docks. It was getting darker, though.

"There's the boat." He pointed. "Can you see it?"
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