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Always Come Prepared [P]

Postby zapdragon555 » 10/08/2015 1:35 AM

[Edited because this is no longer a contest entry, but a normal RP instead!]
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Initially, Clivius hadn't expected to go out trick or treating. After all, he was nine years old now, which was definitely getting a little old for it, in his opinion (and his mother's). Sure, he had a costume, but it was a practical and simple one, and yet something so terrifying, any kid could take one look at him and instantly shiver with fear.

A doctor. He was dressed as a doctor. And up until now, he'd been giving out candy to the smaller kids who'd been coming up to the Amentia household. The only issue was that now he was completely out of candy, and the thought of going back to the stressful situation inside the house was not an appealing one. His mother was high-tension virtually all of the time, but tonight she was especially so, and for no real reason other than Clivius' dad was coming to visit. He supposed that was a big reason, for his mom.

Regardless, he wanted no part of their meeting. Clivius made a decision and quickly stood up, reaching down to brush the wrinkles out of his white labcoat and adjust the small stethoscope around his neck. He walked down the porch stairs with a timidness that suggested he expected his mother to come out the front door and catch him any moment, when he realized that he was perfectly allowed to take a walk. It was a safe neighborhood, if not a sprawling one. And so, that's exactly what he set out to do.
You're a door-without-a-key,
A field-without-a-fence.
You made a holy fool of me,
And I've thanked you ever since.
If she comes circling back,
We'll end where we'd begun,
Like two pennies on the train track
The train crushed into one,
Or if I'm a crown without a king,
If I'm a broken open seed,
If I come without a thing,
Then I come with all I need.
No boat out in the blue,
No place to rest your head
The trap I set for you seems to have
Caught my leg instead.

I do not exist. I do not exist. I do not exist.


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Re: [Contest] Always Come Prepared [zap and bacon]

Postby Baconwizard » 10/08/2015 8:17 PM

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Freylan hadn't meant to get lost. She had promised her grandmother that she would stick to the route they had decided on––down their quiet street to the park and back––but Freylan had gotten overwhelmed by the mass of children in costumes and scary lights and decorations. Her familiar neighborhood had been transformed into a dark, scary place full of goblins and monsters, and Freylan didn't recognize anything. The park was just across the street, but Freylan didn't know if she should go backwards or forwards; so many neighborhoods and streets connected to the mile-long park. Plus, she was told that if she ever was lost, she should stay put until her grandmother found her. And she was also told not to talk to strangers, which was why, even when the chaperones following their small costumed children cast curious gazes towards her, Freylan didn't ask them for directions.

She stood by a mailbox, clutching her pillowcase in both hands. Like every Halloween that Freylan could remember, her grandmother had made Freylan's costume. This year, she was a fairy. She was wrapped in a fluttery, gauzy green dress, with little streamers that floated down the fabric, and drooping gauze wings. Her honey blonde hair was curled underneath a small tiara. But unlike previous Halloweens, her best friend, Graben, wasn't with her. He was visiting his cousins, and trick-or-treating with them. Freylan's mother was working, like always, and her grandmother had to watch the house. So Freylan had reluctantly agreed to go trick or treating by herself. But without Graben to hold her hand, or her grandmother to tell her where to turn right or left, Freylan was completely lost.

It was at this point, Freylan began to cry. Panic welled up in her, along with a heavy dose of fear. What if she never got home? What if she never managed to find her way back? Her grandmother would be so worried. The darkness and the scary sheet ghost hanging from the tree beside her did nothing to calm the little girl. It only amplified her fears, making fat tears run down her cheeks.
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Re: [Contest] Always Come Prepared [zap and bacon]

Postby zapdragon555 » 10/09/2015 1:46 AM

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"Ah, Z-zane, wait up!" Cody squeaked as he stumbled slightly over his cape, soft felt dog ears bobbing slightly where they sat on a headband circling his head. His redhead friend was only a year older than him, but far superior in the running and height department. Keeping up was hard, especially in the dark, but thankfully Zane's costume was fairly easy to see. That, and a small, excitable husky puppy was tugging him along at a fairly high speed, though occasionally veering off to sniff at a piece of dropped candy, only to be tugged and scolded gently by his small blond owner. "C-copper, you wait up, too!"

Cody had never been trick-or-treating without his dad before, but there was a newness to the experience of going off on his own that made his heart pound. That, and he trusted Zane to lead them on the safest path with the most candy, even if he did run way too much. At least Zane had known what Cody was dressed up as--Underdog, really, how hard was it to guess?--and that had put him somewhat more at ease, as well.
You're a door-without-a-key,
A field-without-a-fence.
You made a holy fool of me,
And I've thanked you ever since.
If she comes circling back,
We'll end where we'd begun,
Like two pennies on the train track
The train crushed into one,
Or if I'm a crown without a king,
If I'm a broken open seed,
If I come without a thing,
Then I come with all I need.
No boat out in the blue,
No place to rest your head
The trap I set for you seems to have
Caught my leg instead.

I do not exist. I do not exist. I do not exist.


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Re: [Contest] Always Come Prepared [zap and bacon]

Postby Baconwizard » 10/11/2015 2:31 PM

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"C'mon, Cody!" Zane urged from his position five feet away, bouncing with excitement. A winged crown was shoved haphazardly on his wild red curls, and a red cape hung from his shoulders. With the addition of the styrofoam hammer in his free hand, Zane looked like a perfect, ginger miniature of the mighty, Marvel comic book character, Thor. "This candy isn't gonna get itself!" Zane shook his pillowcase slightly to emphasize its not-full state. Grinning, Zane waited for his friend to catch up. "Are you tired?" He asked, tilting his head, the crown on his head balancing precariously.
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Re: [Contest] Always Come Prepared [zap and bacon]

Postby zapdragon555 » 10/11/2015 4:16 PM

Cody caught up in a matter of seconds, puffing lungfuls of air into the chilly night. "Mm mm," he murmured in the negative, offering a grin in kind. "Nah, I mean... a little, b-but I'm good. C'mon! The sooner we fill these up, th-the sooner we can divide it all between us." Cody was glad the two of them seemed to like different kinds of candy; it would make Halloween so much more prolific for the both of them, and more fun, too.

Clivius walked along the sidewalk with his small fists stuffed into the pockets of his white coat, carefully stepping out of the way of passing families. Some of the younger kids seemed to make a wide berth around him anyway--did he really come off as that intimidating? Maybe it was the costume. Yes, it was most likely the costume. He stopped at the corner and glanced up at a streetsign, blinking. He'd walked a pretty far way... but he was good with directions. It was no problem--what was that noise? Clivius blinked behind his round glasses, glancing back and forth until he pinpointed the sound of what seemed like soft crying. He turned in that direction, brows already knitting slightly with apprehension and worry. "Hello?" he called down the shadowy street as he walked, not wanting to frighten the small figure sitting on the curb. "Are you okay?"
You're a door-without-a-key,
A field-without-a-fence.
You made a holy fool of me,
And I've thanked you ever since.
If she comes circling back,
We'll end where we'd begun,
Like two pennies on the train track
The train crushed into one,
Or if I'm a crown without a king,
If I'm a broken open seed,
If I come without a thing,
Then I come with all I need.
No boat out in the blue,
No place to rest your head
The trap I set for you seems to have
Caught my leg instead.

I do not exist. I do not exist. I do not exist.


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Re: Always Come Prepared [P]

Postby Baconwizard » 10/19/2015 2:45 AM

Zane grinned, unable to kee his excitement tapped down for long. He took the leash with the straining puppy out of Cody's hand, since he was able to have a slightly better grip on it. Putting his hammer strap around his wrist, Zane punched the air, holding his pillow case. "To candy!" He cried, as his new battle cry.

Freylan gasped as she heard someone behind her, head swiveling around to face a boy in a doctor's costume. Big, fat tears rolled down her cheeks, and Freylan quickly brought both hands up to scrub at them. "I-I--" Freylan began, hiccuping slightly. "I don't know how to get home..." A fresh wave of fear descended on her, making Freylan's already wispy voice disappear underneath her small, hitching sobs. She didn't know how to get home, she was lost, and Graben and Grandmother and no one knew where she was.
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Re: Always Come Prepared [P]

Postby zapdragon555 » 11/26/2015 6:11 PM

Cody looked utterly grateful as Zane took Copper from him, a relieved sigh escaping him. "Th-thanks... she seems to mind you better than she does me." He grinned as Zane cheered, and he laughed aloud and ran after him, reaching out to grab the corner of Zane's cape as he ran to keep up with the other boy.

Clivius stared at the girl as he came closer--now realizing that it was indeed a girl, and that she was indeed crying--his brows knitted in concern. "You're lost?" he echoed, blinking and glancing around, wincing at the lack of people on this particular street. "Um," he dithered, looking back at her, dark eyes flickering. "Okay, I... I can find my way different places from the park. We should... I can probably try to help you, if we go that way." His fingers fidgeted at his sides, and he reached out with one hand, bending his knees slightly to be a little more on her level. She looked about a year younger than him, but far smaller. "If... you want to? I-I don't wanna just leave you here, now."
You're a door-without-a-key,
A field-without-a-fence.
You made a holy fool of me,
And I've thanked you ever since.
If she comes circling back,
We'll end where we'd begun,
Like two pennies on the train track
The train crushed into one,
Or if I'm a crown without a king,
If I'm a broken open seed,
If I come without a thing,
Then I come with all I need.
No boat out in the blue,
No place to rest your head
The trap I set for you seems to have
Caught my leg instead.

I do not exist. I do not exist. I do not exist.


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