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Offline Sylque

Re: Desperate Times
« Reply #25 on: December 02, 2012, 11:05:34 AM »
((Oh no it's okay! I'm new to this too and I wasn't sure which way you wanted to go either >.< I just figured the flustered maid would be alright since she was already pissed off XD I'm sorry if I messed up something you wanted to write D: I'm hoping you two will be approved here soon so we can move this over~ and have some real fun ;) ))

((Didn't mess up a thing.. I'm taking your lead since this is your RP. =)  BTW.. i started an RP as well if you're looking for more to get involved with.  It's 'Christmas and then the butler did it! - well maybe...' in the Non adult RP requests with the thread in the RP threads called "Manic Malfeasance - Chicago Style" ))

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Selina uttered a tiny feminine gasp as she saw what the maid produced.  "Let me see those!"  she demanded without thinking.  As she grabbed the papers from the maid's hands, several fell to the floor at the same time but she managed to get her hands on a couple.

Her cheeks pink up as she bites her lower lip before looking up at Jaered.  "My Prince?  what is this about?!"  She thrust the papers in his direction, the first line being visible to those closest to her.   

'My dearest Penelope.  It's been so long since I've set my eyes on your ..... '  At this place, Selina's gloved hand had scrunched the papers and nothing more could be read.

Offline MadnessChi1d

Re: Desperate Times
« Reply #26 on: December 02, 2012, 12:15:02 PM »
((I do also hope for a speedy approval. This is going to be a challenge.))

"'My dearest Penelope, it's been so long since I've set my eyes on your husband, I am happy to know the relationship between you two has improved.' I'm doing relationship counselling in my spare time," He said patiently, "I didn't want anyone to know because the last time I had asked to earn a wage with the common folk dad went ballistic." Jaered tried to explain, then he went into a mocking tone. "'Royalty is it's own job, leave the smithing to the smith's.'"

He focused to take control of his emotions and looked into Selina's eyes, "They are Karl and Penelope, you've met them... The smith's?" He took back the acceptance speech, "Go ahead read the rest, it got a bit monotonous because they all say about the same thing. Right now I'm not even interested in making a relationship of my own, but I must do it for the kingdom. My chasing this young lady with the whimsical statements of pretty hair was a bit of eye candy fore some of my relatives who would like to have the throne before me." He was blushing as he tried to force himself not to indicate the prime minister in any way. The next he spoke his voice was less serious, "Anyway, on to studies, as this chase has taken the most of my private time. GUARDS! Thief to be delivered to the dungeon until the council meeting to choose her fate."

He turned to his uncle, the prime minister and wrapped an arm around his large shoulders, "I have a question for you, would you care to walk me to the studies?" After they were on their way he asked his question, "How long after I sign a law document does it take to be effectively law?"

Offline CherriTopic starter

Re: Desperate Times
« Reply #27 on: December 02, 2012, 12:28:45 PM »
(( Isn't it close to the 72 hour mark for you guys? and I will be sure to check out those rps Syl :D ))

When the guards grabbed a hold of her she began to panic, what would happen to her? "Let me go!! I was-" she was about to explain how she had been hired, but she decided that detail was better left unsaid. Her employer had just as powerful of an influence, she'd feel safer if her thought she would still go through with her job. Though... she had the prince pegged wrong. He didn't seem as much of a womanizer as the rumors seemed to be. True he was a catch and women swooned at his feet, but he didn't seem too interested in it. She had almost felt bad for trying to ruin his reputation.

At that thought she chuckled lightly to herself. They were all aristocratic brats, this was nothing to them. When the guards placed her in her cell she walked over to the wall and slumped to the floor. The fear of what would happen next left her with a feeling of butterflies in her stomach.

Offline xxmaxinitxx

Re: Desperate Times
« Reply #28 on: December 02, 2012, 10:58:57 PM »
As the prince leads me away I'm cursing inside my own mind 'Damn girl. All she had to do was get a couple documents. How could she screw that up so monumentally? At least she doesn't know it was me who hired her.' The princes question causes me to pause. "Well young prince, any law you sign would become effective immediately if you so wanted to enforce it as such" The plan to cause the down fall of the prince soared back into my mind as I think about the law I submitted earlier today "Why do you ask? Is there one you were planning on trying to enforce?"

Offline MadnessChi1d

Re: Desperate Times
« Reply #29 on: December 03, 2012, 10:51:56 AM »
((If you could try to write in third person past tense.))
"Something of the sort, it's better such a talented young lady didn't loose her hand to the guards." He said with a smirk before stepping into the large library and waving goodbye.

Hours later a set of guards were at Yvette's cell, "You are summoned to council for your punishment hearing." A well fed guard told her as his underfed looking companion unlocked her cell. They went in and affixed shackles to her wrists and led her with a firm grip apiece on her forearms. They led her to a court house outside of the castles cathedral and after hours of criminal after criminal being railroaded into the harshest punishment for their crimes it was her turn to be judged. "Identify yourself." The Judge commanded.

Offline Sylque

Re: Desperate Times
« Reply #30 on: December 03, 2012, 12:10:37 PM »
Silina sat quietly watching the proceedings.  She had changed her morning dress to one more appropriate to the sombre occasion and was dressed prettily in a dark magenta silk.  Some of the older women were tittering at her rather risque outfit for the times as she thought nothing of it to push the boundaries of proper dress without crossing it. 

Her attention though was on the judge and the woman standing before him. It was clear from Silina's facial expressions that she was very interested in how the thief was going to explain the earlier chaos.  Occasionally she cast a curious glance towards the Prince and the Prime Minister as if trying to catch any expression that might convict them as accomplices to this intriguing event. 

Offline CherriTopic starter

Re: Desperate Times
« Reply #31 on: December 03, 2012, 12:24:30 PM »
Yvette made any form of protest she could to try and get away from the guards, but to no avail. When she stood before the judge she scoffed and turned her head away from him. "Why does it matter what my name is? Im just a petty thief. You've already decided the outcome Im sure." She had no desire to be cooperative. Just being in front of judgmental higher archies made her blood boil.

"Foolish child, state your name and don't make this worse on yourself!" The guard tightened his grip on her irritably. She slightly cringed before sighing. "Yvette Cardin."
« Last Edit: December 03, 2012, 01:11:59 PM by Cherri »

Offline Sylque

Re: Desperate Times
« Reply #32 on: December 03, 2012, 12:57:35 PM »
Silina watched both the prince and the prime minister now for signs of recognition when the woman said her name.  It was a very pretty name and one not easily forgotten she thought.  She had to admit to herself though that she had to admire the girl's spunk given the gravity of the situation.

Silina leaned forward to whisper to the Prince sitting in front and to her left placing her gloved hand lightly on his shoulder to ensure she had his attention.   "She's quite brave don't you think?  This Yvette Cardin? I know I wouldn't be quite so brave given the same circumstances.. hmm.. unless of course..... " She gave a lengthy pause for additional.  "... unless I knew I'd some how be protected from the consequences."

Her focus was entirely riveted now on the proceedings. 

Offline Sylque

Re: Desperate Times
« Reply #33 on: December 03, 2012, 01:00:47 PM »
Silina watched both the prince and the prime minister now for signs of recognition when the woman said her name.  It was a very pretty name and one not easily forgotten she thought.  She had to admit to herself though that she had to admire the girl's spunk given the gravity of the situation.

Silina leaned forward to whisper to the Prince sitting in front and to her left placing her gloved hand lightly on his shoulder to ensure she had his attention.   "She's quite brave don't you think?  This Yvette Cardin? I know I wouldn't be quite so brave given the same circumstances.. hmm.. unless of course..... " She gave a lengthy pause for additional.  "... unless I knew I'd some how be protected from the consequences."

Her focus was entirely riveted now on the proceedings.

OOC: Typo correction - " She gave a lengthy pause for additional thought "... unless I knew I'd some how be protected from the consequences."

Her focus was entirely riveted now on the proceedings. 

Offline MadnessChi1d

Re: Desperate Times
« Reply #34 on: December 03, 2012, 02:34:37 PM »
Jaered tilted his head back, "Don't worry, she'll be punished." He told his fiance' as the boring details of the trial proceeded, when it came to the announcing of the punishment Jaered was all ears.

"Considering evidence and law," The judge started reading off of the log, "You are required to have a hand removed as punishment for your crimes." He had almost dismissed her to have her punishment carried out until he caught sight of the prince risen from his seat.

"If I may, I present documents submitted by the prime minister for a change in the law." He said making a brisk walk to the judges seat and holding the papers to be read, "The law now reads the offended has choice of punishment not to exceed the damage of the crime whether completed or halted." He gave a pause to let the court mull it over.

"What punishment do you choose young sir?" The judge asked after he finished reading the papers.

"Ten years servitude to myself..." He seemed to consider his next words for disposal but thought better of it as he finished, "And princess Silina, with any attempt to escape punishable by death."

"So be it." The judge said before pounding his gavel.

Offline CherriTopic starter

Re: Desperate Times
« Reply #35 on: December 03, 2012, 03:36:34 PM »
Yvette had panicked when they began to drag her back, but she had stopped when she saw the prince stand up. After hearing what he suggested, her mouth hung open slightly in shock. "S-Servant?! you must be out of your f^%king mind!" Yvette was never raised with class like most women were, in fact she had pretty much lived by her own set rules. Now with one stupid mistake she would have to serve on a lead it seemed.


Were the prince's action a merciful one or one of torment, she had yet to make a decision in her head and mulled over the possibility of just living with one hand. She quickly shook it off and sub consciously rubbed her wrists, no... it had been better. If the time came she could find a way out, or use this to her advantage  if she could get in contact with her employer.

Offline Sylque

Re: Desperate Times
« Reply #36 on: December 03, 2012, 03:53:10 PM »
Silina frowned.  "Your servant?  My servant?", she hissed behind him. "A lowly thief serving us?  You might as well just hand her the keys to the palace and let her have all our valuables - save her the effort of stealing them.  This is most unacceptable.  We'll be the laughing stock at court as soon as it gets around that we have a thief serving us."

She swallowed hard as she saw all eyes turn from the woman towards her and managed to put on a mask of civility.  "M'lord, as you wish."  she said with demureness in her sweet voice but under her breath so that only the Prince could hear her she hissed again.  "M'lord, surely we can discuss this later?"



Offline CherriTopic starter

Re: Desperate Times
« Reply #37 on: December 03, 2012, 04:34:13 PM »
Yvette let out a slight grin at the princess's refusal. "It would seem her highness is threatened by me~" truly she didn't understand why though, the princess was a far more beautiful creature... more delicate than she could ever be. It envied her that she could act with such grace. The guards ushered her into the servants quarters and she was given a set of clothes. One for cleaning and one for attending to the prince and princess's needs. That once had a bit more detail and elegance towards it... probably to help ease their eyes off a commoner, she concluded to herself.

"You are mighty lucky the prince decided to spare those lovely hands of yours. Ya best serve him well." An older maid who had handed her the clothes and showing her to a room in the servants quarters. "Be grateful he asked ya to serve him and the princess personally. This means you must be ready when they beckon. Therefor you will be excused for most of the other duties. Keep their spaces clean and do as you're told."

Yvette remained quiet. When they arrived to the room she set her clothes down. The maid left and she folded her arms acrossed her chest. "I can't run away, but no one said anything about leaving my room." With a huff she laid on the bed and let her mind play over all that had happened. What did the prince want? Why did he cut in once he heard? she let the back of her hand rest on her forehead and then subconsciously raked her fingers though her thick, curly dark auburn hair. "When I get the chance I should take a bath..." she mumbled. "Hopefully I'm allowed at least that, I may not be girly but I do like staying clean." Slowly her eyes felt heavier and she let herself drift off into a light sleep.

Offline xxmaxinitxx

Re: Desperate Times
« Reply #38 on: December 03, 2012, 04:48:59 PM »
(OOC:((If you could try to write in third person past tense.)) I understand the third person, but no one else seems to be writing in past tense. is that required?)

Offline CherriTopic starter

Re: Desperate Times
« Reply #39 on: December 03, 2012, 04:52:48 PM »
(( No its no required ^^ I think just the 3rd person would be easier to understand~ I hope that is alright ^_^ ))

Offline xxmaxinitxx

Re: Desperate Times
« Reply #40 on: December 03, 2012, 05:14:21 PM »
(its fine ^_^ I can do third person easily enough. I just don't like writing everything in past tense. It ruins the immersion factor for me)


Xavier was in deep thought while he walked back towards his chambers. The emotional turmoil from the morning's events started dieing down he started plotting again. 'The prince took the bait!' he though. 'With this law in effect and the thief he hired firmly entrenched in the princes life getting the documents he needed should be even easier. ' The Prime Minister got to his office and sat down in the chair 'now all I have to do is find a way to get her a message. maybe tonight' He started writing a missive towards the girl 'Yvette' he reminded himself 'Won't due to alienate her at this point' debating if he should try to meet the girl or if it would be too much of a liability. Deciding against it for now, he finished up the letter and folded it neatly,  and standing, he walked quietly out of the office.

Offline CherriTopic starter

Re: Desperate Times
« Reply #41 on: December 03, 2012, 11:15:10 PM »
(( Sorry! I wanted to post a much better picture of Yvette >.<I wasn't happy with my last sketch~ And with this I shall try drawing the others! Try >.< I'm still learning~ :) ))


Offline xxmaxinitxx

Re: Desperate Times
« Reply #42 on: December 03, 2012, 11:16:51 PM »
(( No need to apologize dear! Your drawings are pretty good. You are actually pretty good with hair ^_^ Your shading could use a little bit of work but over all its good. ^_^))

Offline xxmaxinitxx

Re: Desperate Times
« Reply #43 on: December 03, 2012, 11:24:05 PM »
(That is really good. Definitely better shading. I couldn't do something that detailed on a computer. I'd have to use actual color pencils. I'm pretty jealous. We should probably move our convorsation to the OOC forum place :p)

Offline Sylque

Re: Desperate Times
« Reply #44 on: December 04, 2012, 03:36:25 PM »
Sirina's focus shifted from the Prince when assuming his mind was made up about the situation and instead she analyzed the Prime Minister's reaction.  He seemed very deep in thought about something so she rushed after him as she adjusted her silk gown to ensure her most enticing assets were displayed to their best advantage.  ((PG13 for the non-adult forum for now  :D ))

M'lord Xavier?!  Do you have a minute?" She managed to catch him just as he was coming out of his office.  Not bothering to wait for his answer she pressed on as she lowered her eyes demurely and then looked up through a fringe of soft curls that veiled them. "You seemed so deep in thought that I couldn't help wonder if you are concerned now with palace security and afraid she will get her hands on even more important documents and leak them to our enemies?"

She was clearly confused as to how the Prince and the Prime Minister could allow this.  Something did not seem right to her and it showed on her features.   Some might assume it was jealousy that was fueling her questions but in truth, it was more a quest for knowledge because as everyone knows, knowledge is power and Sirina was all about positioning herself in a place of power.

Offline xxmaxinitxx

Re: Desperate Times
« Reply #45 on: December 04, 2012, 09:25:31 PM »
Xavier stopped and turned around the letter sliding up into his sleeve so as to not be noticed. He looked down and had to fight to keep from showing either reaction. He didn't show any visible reaction to her question. He smiled slightly and nodded

 "Do not worry my dear. I trust the Prince's judgement on this matter. But I will also personally make sure she doesn't leave the castle with out an escort." He put his hand on her shoulder giving it a light squeeze "Will that be all my dear princess?" His thoughts were now racing. He knew he'd have to keep his secret better hidden than he previously thought. 

Offline Sylque

Re: Desperate Times
« Reply #46 on: December 04, 2012, 09:39:37 PM »
A little shiver ran through her when he squeezed her shoulder which made her catch her breath. 

"Alright.. but if I catch her with any of my jewels, I will insist that either you or the Prince take a different course of action."

She backed away to allow him to continue on his way and mused for a moment on what she should do next.   She was not convinced that all was the way it appeared despite the Prime Minister's perfectly appropriate response.   Silina thought a moment longer and then suddenly grinned to herself. 

She hurried off in search of her new 'servant's' quarters after asking the errand boy that was scurrying past obviously doing someone's bidding.  "M'lady, she be beside the Housekeeper's rooms.  Miss Frankfurt said she be needin' watchin' M'lady"

Within minutes she stood outside Yvette's door and gave it a little knock.


Offline CherriTopic starter

Re: Desperate Times
« Reply #47 on: December 04, 2012, 11:54:38 PM »
"Who is it?" Yvette groaned and pulled a pillow over her head, not wanting to socialize or be a servant.

Offline Sylque

Re: Desperate Times
« Reply #48 on: December 05, 2012, 08:26:01 AM »
Silina heard the groan and being the person she was suddenly felt compassion for the girl's plight despite her own reservations. "Maybe she had no choice but to live the way she did..  we DO live in desperate times, " she mused to herself.   "Well lets just see what you're about Miss," she whispered to herself.

Putting her mouth a little closer to the crack in the door she said softly, "A Friend."
« Last Edit: December 06, 2012, 07:07:09 AM by Sylque »

Offline MadnessChi1d

Re: Desperate Times
« Reply #49 on: December 05, 2012, 09:39:07 AM »
Jaered sat back down for the remainder of the hearing, loosing himself in the familiar complaint's of the princess. She complained about allot of the things he did, like when she found out that he was secretly pursuing his passion of psychology, or when he bought a dog for his quarters. "We will have time to discuss everything, but for now I have some papers to go over," He told Silina as court was dismissed. His first peice of business with the new servant would come later, first he judge that by the time she had spent in the cells that she would both desire and need a bath.