* all scenarios have the possibility for intimacy/smutt, but it's dependent on character/RP chemistry.#1 - DELAYED Setting::
- Modern/Sci-Fi, Furturisti/Sci-Fi -- in either case the general public has no real idea aliens exist, or that they've been living in the deepest parts of the ocean for millennia; 20,000 feet or more below sea level; an under construction under water research facility/bunker; the only currently working living space designed for one; (more details can be discussed!)Scenario::
- Your character showed up months ago to do some work on the facility (electrical, moving large parts into place, drilling/carving out canyon rock for the next part of construction.. etc, you choose!) which was going great until some earth quakes elsewhere caused some heavy currents which made work impossible for two weeks or more. As such, he's had to stay behind and finish what he started. Ishta was scheduled to come in right after him, assuming he'd finished on time. It was agreed, and in her contract, that she have the bunk to herself while she was there working-- unfortunately for her, no one told her the previous contractor hadn't yet vacated, due to current delays, so she swims down there with her gear and no proper deep-sea diving equipment on her persons, expecting to show up to an empty dive room and equally empty bunk-- but she was wrong. (We can talk about the details of how you'd like them to first meet!)The Guy::
)) Loner. 35-45 years old. He's chosen to live alone most of his life because people tend to be a wide variety of disappointment. He enjoys the quiet of the deep and the solitude that comes with it. He might even go as far as to say he loaths people and being around them, which also means he hasn't spent much time with any women recently, though not necessarily for lack of desire, just lack of opportunity and patience with the whole process of "hooking up." He came from a big family himself, and as such, has little interest in a family of his own; which is why he does what he does, spending six months or more at a time down in the deep.
)) Family Man. 38-48 years old. He's in it for the money, plain and simple. He has a wife with the hope of having children soon, but they haven't had any luck for the last two years. Fertility treatments cost money and tension between his wife and he have prompted him to take the six-month solo job working on a private facility willing to shell out big bucks to keep it hush-hush, even though he considered himself retired from this line of work years ago. He's not entirely happy about it, but it's given him time away from his wife to clear his head, and the money to make things happen when he gets back.
(Yes, in this one I do want you to play into his conflict of wanting Ishta, but not wanting to cheat on his wife. We can discuss the possibility of pregnancy to confirm it's not him who can't conceive, but I do not play pregnancies to term.)#2 - DEAD IN THE WATER Setting::
- Modern/Sci-Fi, Furturisti/Sci-Fi -- in either case the general public has no real idea aliens exist, or that they've been living in the deepest parts of the ocean for millennia; 20,000 feet or more below sea level; an under construction under-water research facility/bunker; the only currently working living space designed for one; (more details can be discussed!)Scenario::
- Ishta is pulling her six-month rotation in the facility she's working on, welding everything from chairs to the floor to bulkheads; especially the places only someone as small as her could fit. While down there, she picks up a MAYDAY call from a treasure hunter
in a submersible, being attacked by something-- he's reluctant to say what, but she already knows because the attackers are doing it to draw her out, knowing her compassion wont let her leave him to die at their mercy. So, armed with a pocket knife, Ishta swims to his rescue, having no option but to allow him to watch the underwater battle take place as she's forced to kill two of her own... and since his submersible was damaged, she likewise has little choice but to haul it and him, back to the bunk for repair. The Guy::
)) Legit Treasure Hunter -- 28-48 years old. He lives to salvage old wrecks and find treasures, even those others don't consider to be worth much. It's more about the hunt and discovery than making money, because money he has. His adventurous side was what brought him out so far from any easy-to-reach help, and the selfish desire to enjoy it without having to live up to other peoples expectations or answer to their desires, he went the journey alone, as he often did; never having more trouble than a few busted seals or foggy camera lens.
)) Not really a Treasure Hunter -- 38-45 years old. Former military making it big in the private sector as a lone contractor willing to take those crazy jobs no one expects you to come back from. Not really a "ladies man" though he could be if he wanted to, he's a the sort who has two, maybe three women who willingly take him into their bed any time he wants, which is usually just after a rough or particularly long job. This one was a retrieval job, picking up and securing a safe that had been dropped into the bottom of the ocean to keep it out of unwanted hands. Nothing he couldn't handle... or so he thought, until things started getting strange.
(For this guy, please play into his military background and perhaps the fact he's seen a lot of weird shit, but maybe this takes the cake.)
* also, open to ideas for her! It doesn't HAVE to be deep sea either:RANDOM IDEA SNIPETS
- .. could be as simple as her being hired as a dive instructor on a private yacht that runs into a bad storm-- a shipwreck kind of thing, or perhaps she doesn't find out, until the last minute, the only other person on board is the client who's also the captain of the yacht.
- .. maybe Ishta was out swimming in the deep, far enough out she didn't think there would be any people, but a man on a small fishing boat has gone out for some late night deep-sea fishing, and accidentally hooks her or nets her, reels her in thinking he got a shark or something..
- .. Ishta goes to a club because she needs some extra cash and they're looking for under-water dancers, could be a nude club-- your choice. Normally the owner doesn't pay the dancers any mind, but this one's grace and ability to "hold her breath" under water catches his eye.. maybe enough for a private showing..
- .. washed ashore... we could discuss why, but for whatever reason, a naked or half-naked Ishta washes up on your characters private beach.. could be an Island or just a remote location of some kind..
- ... house on a lake, it's owned by his family and often rented by tourists though this summer, your character has decided to spend his time there to work on (whatever project) in assumed seclusion. What he doesn't know, is that Ishta has taken up residence in a tiny little cabin on the other side of the lake.. but he finds out when he sees her during an extended swim..
- .. a private investigator has been hired by a private firm looking to find out how Ishta can do some jobs in the time she does it when it seems impossible, because it requires deep see investigation, they have to hire a former Navy who's not afraid of the darker more dangerous depths of the ocean. Maybe use this one with the above setting, or we can discuss a place for him to spy on her and confront her when he sees for himself!
- .. for hire-- tests required, your guy is responsible for hiring someone for a special deep-sea job, but it's not the kind of job they're willing to accept resume's for.. so all applicants are required to show up and complete tests to prove their abilities.. some tests have a risk of death and thus liability waivers must be signed.. when the allegedly 18 year old Isha comes up, he wants to oversee the tests himself..
- .. vacation cruise, he's there to take the money of the wealthy and intoxicated, but when he keeps crossing the path of the fair skinned, fair haired little Ishta, all over the ship, he gets curious enough to follow her to one of the private pools only the wealthy can afford..
- .. toss me an idea of your own!