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A Tale of Woe

Post by Debonaire on Tue Jun 19, 2018 8:04 pm

A short roleplay to test the format.

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A storm had come.

The rain fell hard as the woman in the white dress stumbled aimlessly through the city streets clutching a bouquet of red flowers to her breast. Black streaks marked her porcelain features and, whimpering loudly over the pitter-patter of the rain, she looked up. The sky was above her, night sky, and twinkling infinite stars. So vast and dark was the seamless world above, making all in mortal existence seem incomplete and superficial.

With tears and rainwater streaming down her face, she went still, gazing.
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Post by GlowyGothGoddess on Wed Jun 20, 2018 1:04 am

"Ma'am?" A soft, feminine voice attempted to cut through the rain to the figure across the street. She thought briefly about her next actions, and then quickly crossed the street.

She approached the woman from behind and held her umbrella in a way to shield them both from the rain, "Ma'am? You're going to catch a grim cold in those clothes, in this rain..." The young woman placed a gloved hand upon the almost ghostly figure's shoulder, gently, "We should get you out of this weather."
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Post by Debonaire on Wed Jun 20, 2018 1:12 am

The woman in white seemed to not have been listening as the stranger attempted to get her attention. Perhaps the rain was too loud, perhaps her thoughts were.

As the umbrella was positioned over her, her tearful eyes widened in panic, and then her body tensed as the girl touched her. She swatted the foreign hand away and took several steps backwards. "N-No!" she screamed, "Don't cover it all up! I need to see it! I need to..." Once she caught another glimpse of the sky, her anxiety faded back into sorrowful silence.

What a pretty night it was.
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Post by GlowyGothGoddess on Wed Jun 20, 2018 1:18 am

The girl stared at the woman, a mixture of confusion and worry set in her eyes. She kept the umbrella just over her body, hopeful she could avoid upsetting the woman once again.

"Ma'am," She attempted to step toward her again, "you don't look well. Please, let me help you." Her voice was only loud enough to slip through the rain between them. She tried with her entire being to sound soft and supportive, although she wasn't sure why she felt the urge to help.
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Post by Debonaire on Wed Jun 20, 2018 1:30 am

The woman, not taking her eyes away from the sky, waved the girl away with a vague gesture of her gaunt hand. She swayed uneasily, trance-like. Little lights, infinite upon infinite, in a sea of black.

Her soaked white dress stuck to her pale flesh, its ruffles sagged with rainwater. She began playing with the flower petals which the girl would notice had wilted. The bright red they had once been had faded in intensity and beauty, and now the withered things sat dead in the clutches of a woman. They then slipped from her grasp; the flowers scattered and drowned on wet ground.

Her breathing grew uneven as she rocked gently to and fro. So many little lights.

The woman collapsed onto the pavement.
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Post by GlowyGothGoddess on Wed Jun 20, 2018 1:38 am

The girl stared at the woman in horror as she fell. She dropped her umbrella as she attempted to catch the woman in white. She placed the woman's head against her thighs gently, attempting to clear some of the woman's hair away from her face.

"I'll get you some help," She breathed out, her voice filled with worry. The girl scanned the empty, soaked streets that surrounded them before she focused on the woman again. "I won't leave you here."

The girl tried to see if the woman was even able to pay attention, if she even truly inhabited that body anymore, or if she had crossed the path onward.
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Post by Debonaire on Wed Jun 20, 2018 4:49 pm

All was dark now. The little lights had faded to black and the cool touch of the rain grew more distant. The woman in white heard nothing but indiscernible mumbles from the girl and the static that was falling rain.

Then she heard nothing.

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Eyes open now, the woman sat up. Her head pounded severely and her limbs were weak as a corpse's. Tilting her head laboriously, she examined her surroundings.
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Post by GlowyGothGoddess on Wed Jun 20, 2018 5:19 pm

The woman tucked into a small bed in the corner of a dimly lit room, which appeared to be a bedroom. Faint traces of moonlight displayed a portrait of poverty.

The door was creaked opened, peering into the candle-lit hallway. The soft murmurs of another living creature came from the next room, although quieted, perhaps in an attempt to not startle their guest.

The girl had kept close to the bedroom, listening. She had even tried to check the woman, roughly every thirteen minutes, if she remembered. She was worried but continued to try and care for her guest.
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