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Offline MaeveTopic starter

Re: Werewolves, Vampires and Crooks (F looking for takers)
« Reply #50 on: October 11, 2016, 09:03:54 PM »
35) An Unexpected Clause - Taken



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It had been 200 years since she had sold her soul to the Sorcerer Zul Duradel. She knows because even after all this time she makes a line with chalk every morning on her cell wall. He moved her to a new one everytime she ran out of wall space.

It's the only way she can tell time here, but counting those rooms of tally marks. Endless blank days of cleaning the keep, cooking his meals, seeing the same dead or desperate eyes of all of those who came to do deals with him. Endless nights of satisfying him.

She thought this would be her eternity. Until one morning, just after she marked another line on the wall, he pulled her into a forbidden room and held out a glowing glass jar. She knows what it is even before she laid her eyes on it. It was her soul, something she thought lost forever.

"I'll give it back to you," he told her, tossing the precious jar from one paw to the other, "but I need a favor."
« Last Edit: November 15, 2016, 08:08:51 PM by Maeve »

Offline MaeveTopic starter

Re: Werewolves, Vampires and Crooks (F looking for takers)
« Reply #51 on: October 18, 2016, 01:15:45 PM »
I Drew The Curtains, I Close The Doors

 



Musical Inspiration

It would just be one night. Her pride wasn't worth the destruction of their pretty port city. Her dignity could be sacrificed to the admiral and his many warships. She found it almost funny that her chastity could weighed in cannons and powder. That the beauty of her homeland could be compared to her own in the minds of military men.

She guessed however that on the morrow, he would be the only one considered a hero.

Offline MaeveTopic starter

Re: Werewolves, Vampires and Crooks (F looking for takers)
« Reply #52 on: October 31, 2016, 03:09:25 PM »
 
Sometimes, Triumph Is Just The Beginning


He had rejected her once. She wasn’t sure she would survive it again. Over the past 9 years she had survived everything that life had unkindly thrown at her and few dangers she had sought out herself. Sickness, hunger, assassination attempts, and barbarian hordes barely stimulated worry in her anymore. Him though, despite everything, he still made her weak in the knees and sick to her stomach.

 Last time had been in the throne room, where her humiliation was great entertainment for the assorted courtiers. She had been 19 and naďve and innocently in love with a beautiful cad. She had even confessed her undying devotion with a poem. An atrocious poem that she had tried to scrub from her mind along with the memory of him taking the arm of her cousin, the heir to the throne and patting her on the head as he left to be devoured by the malicious gossip of all of those who had witnessed her mortifying spectacle.

Now almost a decade later she waited in the rooms that had once belonged to that cousin, the banners torn down in favor of her own, just as anxious as she had been the first time she declared her love. This time she would do it in private, just in case he still said no or said only what he thought would please her. That was a concern now that she had an army at her back and the blessing of the Empire do with her homeland what she would.

She had the blood scrubbed from the floor, apparently her cousin had been found cowering by her peasant army who had dealt with their previous monarch as they saw fit, and she had filled the room to the brim with his favorite flowers, foods, and presents that she had gathered for him in the many years of their separation: trinkets from the Kingdoms she had conquered, lands from the Empire she now served and those little chocolates he had so liked when they were children. She was even going to gift him with the bird that she had bought in the market when she first left home, the one she couldn’t pass up because it’s plumage reminded her so of him. Provided he said yes of course, if he said no…well, she hadn’t planned on what to do if he said no.

Offline MaeveTopic starter

Re: Werewolves, Vampires and Crooks (F looking for takers)
« Reply #53 on: November 07, 2016, 08:02:31 PM »
Smiling Masks



Yes, this would work out just fine.


When Miss Lulubelle had been told that the boss man was sending her a nanny she had been livid. So what? They were a bit short on what they normally sent his way. It was there fault for not keeping the Coppers off their backs. Maybe a rival boss’s son was found hiding in her cellar? Maybe his enemies shouldn’t be so good looking and turn her girl’s heads? Maybe one of his guys had gone missing while he was out collecting tax from her? Maybe he shouldn’t have been so easy to kill? That was no reason to send some thin haired, pot belied lackey that would ease greasy fingers into her tills and under the skirts of her girls. No way to show respect for someone who had been a good earner for so many years.


Miss Lulu was thumping mad and ready to lash out at the nearest gangster to vent her rage. Until she saw who he was. She knew him, everyone knew him, he was the handsome as sin wildcard that would just easily kiss you as kill you. The one whose loyalty had recently been called into question. The one who was being punished just as much as she was. The one who had just as much reason to be pissed as the boss as her.


She couldn’t have planned it better herself.



Offline MaeveTopic starter

Re: Werewolves, Vampires and Crooks (F looking for takers)
« Reply #54 on: November 15, 2016, 08:28:55 PM »
36) Strictly Taboo



She's not his wife. Everyone knows that. Some whisper that she is his sister. Others that she was once afflicted by witches and he now uses her to sniff out others corrupted. There are a few who dare to suggest that she is a witch herself. That during his green days as a young witchhunter he had failed and allowed her to distract him while trying to exact the truth. He now wears her like a yoke to remind himself never to be weak again.

Whatever she is, she's nervous when they enter Suffolk. A county so infested with witches that no other hunter would go there. The few that have, keen on the fortune and glory of such a conquest are lucky if they leave with their lives. Most do not, and if they do it is without their wits intact. She can barely hope the same for them.




The nature of this story changes dramically on whether you see the witch hunter as good/bad or neutral. I look forward to hearing your ideas.

Offline MaeveTopic starter

Re: Werewolves, Vampires and Crooks (F looking for takers)
« Reply #55 on: November 28, 2016, 01:29:13 AM »

A Ridiculous Proposal




He felt that his laughter might have been bordering on rude, but he wanted to drive home the point of just how preposterous the idea was.

"But," he grinned, "We hate each other."

She nodded, doing everything she could not to stare at the seductive curve of his mouth, "That's why it'll work."

Offline MaeveTopic starter

Re: Werewolves, Vampires and Crooks (F looking for takers)
« Reply #56 on: December 05, 2016, 01:30:52 PM »
37) More Precious than Rubies

Women are nearly extinct, the same methods that saved the planet have caused the females of the human species to dip to just one million souls. They are the worlds greatest resource. Too great to be allowed to care for themselves, no matter what the Feral Wimin may say. For those who have not escaped civilization it is a structured life from secluded schools to training facilities to position of wife or concubine.

Carlotta is one of the few women to be independently powerful in this new world. She is the widow of one of the creators of the female schools, where girls are kept chaste and educated until they come of age. At such point they gather the knowledge needed to serve their new husbands. Some of their methods are considered a touch extreme, especially if they happen to capture of those wild female creatures. This year she has three star pupils and one very rich buyer.

What, did you think they did this as a charity?

Lord Lycan is a billionaire, a senator and one of the most gallant men about town. Every three years he shows off another wife or harem girl, each prettier than the last. It's been a good year for him, he's just been re-elected on a platform dedicated to catching the last of the Feral Wimin and returning them to the loving arms of civilization and his investments have been more than profitable. Time to buy himself a treat. Three treats precisely. A new wife and a new consort. However the law that he upholds states that you can only have two within the space of three years. Carlotta, the understanding soul that she is allows him to take all three, to let him decide who fits best into his household and he may return the one that doesn't.

Fawn, Pansy and Chiclet know what that means. The one returned will no longer be considered pure and therefore sent to the block, to be auctioned to the highest bidder: no courtship, no say, no gentlemen to be found. They have a choice before them, fight among themselves for the highest position of wife or the conciliatory prize of concubine or stick together and find a way to escape their fate.

Carlotta -
Upon her husbands death, she let none of his power fall to another man. She runs the most prestigious of schools and produces the wives and harlots of the elite. In return she just has oodles of money, and that treasure provides her with the best of everything. That being said, she is not unsympathetic to her charges. If she is unkind it's for their own good. Better to belong to a rich man, than take your chances being offered up at the block.

Pansy -

The wild child of her class, Pansy knew more than she should from an early age. She never believed that story about the stork or Prince Charming, but she does believe in Carlotta's diamonds and furs. She wants the good life and she doesn't care who she has to hurt to get it.

Fawn -

The star pupil and the good girl. Fawn has never said an unkind word, nor been anything but proper.

Chiclet -

The others were born in captivity. She's the only one who lived for a time in the forest with her mother and her aunts. She still dreams of being free.

Lord Lycan -

This man has never been anything except rich and powerful. The women he collects are status symbols for his virility and success. In private they are his only comfort in an otherwise strained and demanding life.