Posts by ShatteredDimensions

Check out the Court of Halcyon, holy knights of the Bleak Wilds and a growing unboarded proclan who aim to bring peace and order to Agrelos!

    (Cresswell)

    Cover your crystal eyes

    And let your colors

    Bleed and blend with mine


    Cresswell cries into Charlie's fur as the dog sits down and waits patiently, ever loyal and always ready to help him where she can "Its okay, Charlie. We made it," He says in a trembling tone, "We're gonna be okay." He doesn't move from this position until he hears footsteps drawing near him and he pulls his face from Charlie's fur. Arms encircle them both and pulls them up against a body, the voice of Vienna looming over them. Fordwin swallows dryly and buries his face into his sister's shirt, breathing through the fabric. No matter how childish it may seem, physical contact is oddly comforting to one without sight.


    He slowly draws his face away from Vienna's shirt, significantly steadier than a few seconds ago, "I'm okay.." He says quietly, but he really doesn't feel okay. He doubts anyone in this room is okay. Nothing about this whole situation is okay. But at least he can try to pretend to be okay. If not for his own sake, then for the sake of his sister and the others around him. He recognizes the distinct tones and accents of the other students. Charlie gives him an affectionate boop with her nose, and Fordwin quietly thanks whatever deities will listen that a couple of his friends made it to the gymnasium.


    ******


    (Raine)

    We love a lot so

    We only lose a little

    Cause we are alive


    When the hand around hers tightens, Raine squeezes Alli's hand in a way she hopes in comforting. She does her best to block out all the sounds coming from around her. Her chest heaves with anxiety and the effort it takes to run while on the verge of panicking. When the gym doors come into view, Rai nearly cries out in relief again and picks up speed to run side-by-side with Alli. The two crash through the doors as her lover pushes her in first and she's greeted with the sight of other survivors.


    Raine immediately swivels and clings onto Alli again, her entire body shaking like a leaf. And despite herself, she smiles as the other girl wipes away her tears. A wobbling smile that doesn't shine like it usually does, "We made it," She hiccups tearfully, simply letting the girl she loves cover her face in more lipstick kisses before leaning forward to briefly press her lips to Alli's. Once she pulls back a tad reluctantly, she takes a deep steadying breath. Her anxiety slowly dies down, telling herself that everything is okay; everything is alright when Alli is with her, "Thank God you're okay," She whispers, "I don't know what I would do without you..."

    (Cresswell)

    Cover your crystal eyes

    And let your colors

    Bleed and blend with mine


    Another glancing blow of someone rushing by him shoves the smaller kid to the floor again, his poor abused knees crying out and barely saving his face from a cruel fate by catching himself with his hands. Which sting quite badly now. The boy freezes and shakes, the tears falling more heavily down his face from under his glasses and he heaves with soundless sobs. Fordwin curls in on himself. Until a nearby a hand grabbing his halts his near panic attack in it's tracks. He whips his head up as someone pulls him up none too gently and proceeds to run off down the hallways.


    "I... I n-need my-- my dog!" He sobs to whoever is helping him, leading him off down the hall. When the two reach the gym doors, the klutzy blind kid promptly trips over nothing and slams his face straight into the gym main doors, tearing his hand from the other kid's hand. The jarringly loud sound of the gym doors being slammed open is startling and he yelps at the impact as his chin hits the floor. The doors slam shut again.


    Fordwin rolls over, reaching around for his dog, "Ch-Charlie? Are you in here?" He gasps. A bark answers followed by clicking claws approaching him. Charlie whines as she nudges his hands and he sits up on his knees. Hands shaky and movements jumpy, he swipes his fingers under his glasses to rid his eyes of the tears flowing from them. Charlie's cold, wet nose bumps his cheek softly and he flinches hard before managing a wobbling a smile. The dog proceeds to lick his face and he promptly encorcles his arm around her neck, and sobs some more. He hears the sounds of other kids, the distinct voice of Ev, but he says nothing in response. All he utters is a quiet "thank you" to who ever helped him.


    ******


    (Raine)

    We love a lot so

    We only lose a little

    Cause we are alive


    Raine somehow managed to shoulder her way through the crowd, shouting for her lover worriedly. When she hears her name being called by the other girl's voice, it's like music to her. Rai freezes and sobs harder as she spots Alli, running towards her with open arms. Her body melds perfectly against Alli's and she shakes gently in fear and relief, "Thank god, Alli!" She cries, "I thought you were--" She cuts off, pulling back only to have her face covered in kisses and hearing Alli call her her angel.


    Raine manages a little, teary giggle at what she knows are black lipstick marks on her face, holding onto Alli's hand like it was her only lifeline. And to her, it kinda was, "Okay..." She replies, the tear tracks down her face causing the black lipstick stains to smudge a bit. Legs wobbling but feeling much better with her lover by her side, Rai runs after Alli. It's a good thing they're both athletic, running down the hall and leaping over puddles of blood and swerving around dead bodies.


    Raine doesn't dare let go of Alli's hand the whole way to the gym. She isn't taking the chance of losing the girl she loves to this massacre.

    (Cresswell)

    Cover your crystal eyes

    And let your colors

    Bleed and blend with mine


    Being honest with oneself, Cresswell hates last period. The last couple of classes are always a struggle to get through. By the time his last class of the day rolls around, of course it's boring mathematics, the teenage boy is beginning to tap his fingers idly off the algebra textbook on his desk detailing the current lesson written in braille. It isn't that he hates the subject or hates school itself, but he's restless to get home. He just wants to relax and give Charlie, his ever loyal seeing eye dog, a break. The professionally trained dog never seems to mind her duty of helping her best friend along, but the boy likes to think that even dogs appreciate breaks from work. The mix breed lays right beside his desk, her head pressed close to him as a constant pressure on his leg to let him know she's still there. Honestly Fordwin never goes a day without thanking whatever deities will listen that the school lets him bring Charlie into the building and inside his classrooms with him. He's heard some schools don't allow even service animals inside and some schools allow them but don't let them into the actual classrooms. He doesn't know what he'd ever do without her, if they didn't let her inside with him. Aside from his mom and sister, Charlie is everything to him. She's part of his family, his best friend, and best friends always stick together!


    Fordwin tunes back in on listening to the lesson when Mrs. Halter calls on him to answer a question. The woman is always extremely kind to all her students and patient with even the most surly of kids. And she's also used to his mannerisms by now, so the boy is chagrined to realize she's caught him slacking again instead of listening to the lesson. Halting his fingers tapping a random beat on the book to instead ghost them over the series of dots forming words under his fingertips and follow along with the lesson on the textbook, Fordwin offers an apologetic smile and answers the question. Incorrectly of course because he hadn't been paying attention to what was asked, but it appeases Mrs. Halter all the same. The lesson continues on. Not even a full minute later, a startlingly loud bang from the right side of the room cuts his homeroom teacher off and he feels Charlie whip her head up off his leg, he assumes to look at whatever caused the bang. Fordwin doesn't need sight to know the noise came from the door.


    The screech of the door harshly pushing open and someone gasping loudly in apparent shock to his left sends chills up and down his spine, and the unfamiliar sound of Charlie growling lowly vibrates uncomfortably in his ears. And an even more guttural rumble of a growl from across the room, sends his heart pumping loudly against it's cage of bones. Suddenly there's an earsplitting screech and the sound of booted feet tearing across the floor. Straight towards him, and the boy freezes solid in panic at the frenzied animal noises escaping whatever the hell was pelting towards him. But he is not the chosen victim. around somewhere in front of him, a girl screams and there's an audible thump, chair legs screeching on the tile floor as other student shout in surprise and Mrs. Halter's voice breaks over them all as her heavy footsteps rush over. Fordwin is frozen in his seat, staring toward the ungodly noises with eyes concealed behind dark lenses of his glasses growing wide in fear... Sounds. Wet sounds, tearing sounds, slurping sounds, awfulsounds. Screaming. There's an awful noise that he can only describe as similar to hearing wet paper being ripped in half, followed by an agonized gurgling scream and something warm sprays to catch him full in the face, splattering his cheeks and smearing his glasses. Cresswell flinches hard at the liquid hitting his face and the whole entire classroom erupts.


    Students trample by as more horrid screeching bursts through the open door, Charlie snarls loudly beside him and finally Cresswell snaps out of his frozen trance. Heart pounding so hard he swears it'll burst right out of his chest like some obscure alien in a Sci-Fi horror movie, the boy leaps out of his chair and doesn't even manage one step before other students carelessly shove by the smaller kid in a screaming horde of panicking teenagers. He hits the floor hard enough to sting against the palms of his hands thrown out to break his fall. A high-pitched, distinctly canine yelp causes his heart to leap into his throat, "Charlie, here!" Fordwin cries out, scrabbling to get away from the swarm of feet and legs pummeling him from all sides. He futilely curls over his knees, tucking his head down and trying to shield his head with his arms. Something large and soft pushes up against his curled arms and, knowing by pure instinct that it's his Charlie, he grasps out for her harness. The professionally trained guide dog bows to her chest and gives supportive nudges to help him up, the swarm of panicking legs thinning out rapidly. As soon as he finds his footing beneath him and his hand finds the handle of his dog's harness, he's being pulled forward and he wobbles uneasily after Charlie in shaky limbs. Outside the classroom, things sound like they're even worse. Screaming and sobbing and screeching and growling amd gurgling and...


    "Get to the gymnasium! They havent reached it yet!"


    Fordwin's breath hitches and his jaw moves without actually saying anything, only panicked squeaking. Hyperventilating, he gulps down frantic breaths of air and forces out, "Charlie, gym!" He croaks, the Labrador mix silent as she halts briefly then begins pulling the shaken boy off down the hall. His converse squeaks audibly on the flooring and warm wetness quickly soaks through the worn bottom. Choking down a sob, he squeezes his eyelids shut tight over eyes that can't see anyways. He stumbles along after his dog, fighting not to trip over his own feet as his hands shake uncontrollably where one grips the harness and the other clenches at his side. And then it happens, inevitable. He slams into another students, yelping as they collide. He falls hard on the floor again, his knees and calms slapping into a puddle of sticky, warm liquid that smells of iron. Fordwin loses his grip on Charlie who continues to run as he hears her clicking claws rapidly moving further away. The footsteps of whomever he just slammed into moves further away as well. Hands shaking, he reaches out to lay a hand on the wall and leans heavily on it to support his shaking body that feels like it's currently made of Jell-O, "Charlie!" He calls out, his bottom lip already quivering with the promise of tear brought on by fear and panic. The boy shakily starts walking, keeping one quivering hand on the wall and the other partially extended out in front of his face, "Charlie, here girl!"


    Pure desperation laces his tone and the tears go pouring down his face from under his glasses as he sobs weakly, beginning to hyperventilate all over again as he hears demonic screeches somewhere behind him. Monsters drawn in by the sounds of helpless prey, "Charlie, please come back!"


    ******

    (Raine)

    We love a lot so

    We only lose a little

    Cause we are alive


    As with most of everyone in the school, Raine can't wait for class to be dismissed. Mainly because she planned on meeting up with Alli after class. The teacher, a rather strict man called Mr. Bennet, is lecturing them on Language Arts when some kids go running by the door screaming. The teacher simply shrugs them off and goes about his lecture. A couple of seconds later, something slams into the door. In bursts a small girl with her hair plastered to her neck with blood.


    Raine recognizes the girl as her friend, Annie, a girl from Texas who only just moved here, "Y'all need to go, there's somethi--" she doesn't make it much further into her warning when some creature, a barely recognizable boy, leaps upon her with a guttural snarl. The boy's eyes are a milky and bulging like a dead fish's eyes. The undead boy rips his teeth into Annie's face and yanks back, peeling back flesh, tissue, and muscle. Blood sprays everywhere. The white board, desk, walls, the floor.


    Right onto Raine's face as she's sitting closest to the door.


    She barely has time to scream before Me. Bennet is pushing students from their seats and screaming at them to evacuate the classroom. Raine feels her heart pounding in her chest, knees weak and hands shaking. Mr. Bennet pushes her towards the door and she stumbles out of the classroom while the zombie boy is occupied with devouring Annie's innards. The hallway is so much worse. The girl only just registers she's sobbing and hyperventilating. She hears that the gymnasium is safe, but barely even registers that either. Raine swivels to face the crowd of zombies and screaming kids, her only thought; Alli might still be out here somewhere.


    The panicking girl doesn't even think. She sprints into the thick of all the blood and screaming, her anxiety overriding her thoughts but all she can think about is finding Alli and getting to safety as she runs in the direction of Alli's classroom, "Alli!?" She sobs, praying to God that the other girl is still alive. She really wishes she had brought Wyatt to school with her today.

    also Ev is getting his face mcfucked-up pretty early into the roleplay. Probably like a couple days or something after they escape the school

    nooooooOOOOOO DONT HURT THE CRAZY MAD DOC BEAN ;~; I'm so hyped for all of this aaaaaa


    EternalFlame57 They're gonna be so cute asfdgsf. Raine will distract Alli with dumb jokes and give her bear hugs just to get her to laugh and smile. I also think it's adorable that Raine is older while Alli is taller and they're both just these two hardy athletic girls

    EternalFlame57 I'm 100% down for a relationship between Alli and Raine! I'm planning on switching Raine to be in the school with the others so I'd be down for them already being together and stuff. It'd honestly be super cute cause they just balance each other out perfectly and I kinda like the idea of them just kinda taking care of each other. Like Raine helping Alli when her ADD gets to be too much and Alli can be like Raine's security blanket for her GAD?

    Please do protecc the blind bean, he'll need all the support he can get :') Aside from Vienna, I feel Fordwin will be particularly drawn to Ev and Kodi since they're just these chill dudes, and Alli cause she reminds him of his sister. Maybe he can eventually get along well with Penny too given his empathic nature towards her anxiety and panic attacks?


    Raine probably won't get attached to anyone unless they make an effort to get to know her on a kind of her anxiety disorder, but she'll always try to care for those that manage to befriend her. I kinda want her to make at least a few friends if anyone is interested! I would love if the sign language kids just kinda hang out


    Also we noticed a lot of the extras forms say they'll be introduced later, we originally wanted that, but decided we would let any of the extras be in the school and gym with the main cast for plot reasons. So Kushala and I were wondering if anyone would want their extras to be present from the start with the main characters?

    Late to my own thread smh

    |~| ECHO |~|

    I feel it in my veins

    It's not going away

    Everything's about to change


    OC: ~:Wanderer:~ Brooooo your character is awesome, Maneater was such a dope game and the Shark in the River theme was just epic!


    IC: All around the male are other little creatures like himself starting to enter the world and popping out of their eggs at a rapid pace. All different colors and shades and hues, some with wings and some with fins and some lacking either, some walking on two legs and some walking on four while others slithered like snakes and some of them walking on their wings like him. Echo, as he dubs himself on a whim, is awed at all of them.


    Vibrant eyes search the broken enclosure from where he sits atop the throne of his eggshell. This new world he and the others have been born into is big and wild, but the tiny predator feels no fear. The hatchling stands on his hindlegs steadily and jumps nimbly from his nest onto the ground of the enclosure, heeding the calls of the others that are like him and yet not at all like him. Echo advances forward, walking with six limbs total on his arms and legs as well as his stronger wing-arms, chittering to tell the others to tell them that he's here too.


    The dark eyes of the bat-like male swivel to the long, furry female calling out. He approaches her curious, both sets of ears perking in interest as two other male their way towards them. Echo knows, somehow, they are one in the same even if all of them are nothing alike. All born of the same mistakes. They shouldn't exist. Echo sits back on his haunches. Words come naturally to his mind, the knowledge of how to pronounce these words floating in his brain and knowing he can say them with a mouth and tongue that shouldn't be able to do so. His voice is clear and crisp and it asks a question that has gnawed at him since he was aware he existed.


    "What are we?"


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    |~| ECHO |~|

    I feel it in my veins

    It's not going away

    Everything's about to change


    OC:


    IC: Inside the destroyed lab of the rogue organization of scientists is where several nests of unidentified eggs, hidden away from unwanted eyes, rest inside a large, shattered, glass enclosure meant to hold several living organisms. The rest of the lab is in shambles, falling apart, and littered with the ruined remains of the organization's experimental effort. The eggs still remain, untouched and unseen by the government officials who periodically come by to recover anything left from the lab. Eventually they stop coming and leave the ruins of the lab alone. A warning to any living creature that playing god doesn't end well for humans. But sometimes, it does for other creatures. Eventually, everyone forgets it's existence. And of course, eventually, the eggs start hatching. This is the coming of a new era. The birth of the first dragons.


    One such egg in a nest of eggs crushed by debris is the first to hatch out of all the nests. The egg is all shades of brown with a dusting of black speckles and it only moves a tiny bit at first, miniscule rocking that is hardly noticeable. However the egg's movements pick up rapidly and soon the shell is cracking and breaking away in flakes. A dark snout pushes out from the top of the egg followed by a brown head, a male of this new species. A shrill screech escapes his razor-toothed maw, filling the abandoned lab with the cries of a new creature being born into the world.


    The furred beast leisurely breaks his way out of the egg, grasping onto the edges of the whole on the top with the phalanges of his wings and crawling on out. At a split second glance he may be mistaken for a bat of some sort, but it's clear upon close inspection that he is no bat. The little male is covered in dark brown and black scales, a lighter brown ruff of baby fluff runs down his neck and chest that indicated fur would grow in later. He's long-legged and narrow in frame, with a long tail slithering out behind him and leathery wings that look too big for his body. He seems to support himself more on his wings than his front arms, which are not quite vestigial but much smaller than his more developed wings and stronger hindlegs. Uniquely, he has two sets of ears and a soft, padded nose. Unbelievably swift to steady himself on top of the now empty shell, the newborn dragon peers around with soulfully dark eyes.


    The baby dragon shakes himself like a dog to rid himself of fluid from the egg, fanning his oversized wings briefly to dry them as well. The male is completely silent and simply observes the surrounding area with intelligence in his dark gaze. Intelligence that a baby animal should not have. The eerily intelligent eyes of the bat-like dragon sweeps over the other nests. The others are starting to hatch. For some unknown reason he can't quite explain, he feels that their birth is of major significance. He feels they should not be here in the first place.