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Annie Lira

A violinist and singer, Annie earns her keep performing in nightclubs and bars - she keeps clear of Gambit's as far as work goes, though. At least in other places if they don't like you they throw non-lethal objects.

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a character in “The Multiverse”, originally authored by Script, as played by Disdain

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Registered citizen of the Terran National Government

Description

Annie Lira

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Name: Annie Lira
Age: 22
Gender: Female
Race: Human
Nationality: British
Significant Relations: Friend of Elmindreda Damodred and her family, her sister also lives in Wing City but the two don't see each other very often.

Height: 5' 4"
Weight: 126lbs
Overall Appearance: Annie is a good looking young woman, with a cheeky grin and a glint of mischief in her striking olive green eyes. Her light blonde hair falls in a stylishly messy bob down to her chin and the base of her neck, with a fringe that slightly covers her left eye. Her skin is fair and smooth, with few blemishes barring the odd spot (that she will promptly nuke with various chemical products). Relatively small in stature, Annie doesn't have a strong build, but she is slim and shapely. As far as make-up goes, Annie tends to wear a coat of lip gloss, subtle eyeliner and eyeshadow, but apart from that she isn't a fan - though she adores painting her nails. She wears a pair of simple gold earrings that dangle about a centimetre down, two rings on her right hand and a snazzy silver watch.

Personality: If Min is the (at least moderately) prim and proper one of her group of friends, then Annie is the one that pokes her in the ribs until she lets her hair down and has some fun. Annie is energetic and confident, not afraid to giggle away with the girls or pal about with the guys - friends are friends and laughs are laughs in her book, and she enjoys both of them. Annie has a good sense of humour, and shrugs off insults like a duck shrugs off rain - though she isn't hesitant about returning fire.

Skills and Talents:

  • A very talented singer, with a powerful voice.
  • An equally talented violinist, often combining this with her singing in her performances.
  • Annie has a surprisingly keen eye for quality, in jewellery, clothes, even food. Coming hand in hand with that is a sharp eye for a bargain.
  • A talented (if not particularly adventurous) cook.
  • Annie takes classes in kickboxing, and is capable in the use of it to defend herself, though she has little experience of it.
  • High octane situations happen more than once when you hang around with the heiress to an arms cartel, and whilst Annie by no means commands these situations with vigour, she is at least unlikely to have a panic attack.

Abilities:

  • Synesthesia: Whilst not an 'ability' as such, Annie sees music (and some noises) through vision as well as hearing it, largely through colours. This can be overwhelming if it kicks in, say, next to a busy road full of noisy traffic.

    Equipment:

    • Electric violin.
    • Can of Mace spray in her handbag.
    • A handbag, containing make-up, money, her phone, etc.

So begins...

Annie Lira's Story

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There was a bouncer outside this club, which totally proved how hardcore it was. The fact that he was a bored looking, entirely average looking bloke with a cigarette that just checked people's IDs didn't detract from that at all.

Min and Annie approached 'Flush' with little in the way of caution, laughing and chattering as they made their way down Main Street, the cold night air causing their breath to mist. Most women would be at least a little self conscious in such a situation, but, well. Most women couldn't - or didn't have a friend who could - set people on fire with a wave of their hand.

"So this is that gay guy you told me about?" Annie was asking, grinning.

"Iante, yes. We met when I was seventeen."

"Oh, so when you were a brat?"

"Y- no! I... okay, yes."

Annie grinned, "I can imagine that went well."

"You have nooo idea..."

The two walked up to the bored bouncer and flashed their proof-of-age. The man nodded to them and held the door open, and the girls walked inside. The club wasn't, despite outward appearances, all that hardcore. There was a small dancefloor to the side of the room, and a stage, but both were empty. There were booths and tables scattered around the place, and the bar was the main feature of the room.

Whilst Min went to order them a couple of drinks, Annie took a seat at a booth. As far as nights out went, this wouldn't be the most 'rebellious' that she'd ever been on, but she was confident that she'd enjoy meeting these friends of Min's.

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Min smiled to Iante as he approached, elbowing Annie (who had been mid-flow of making wild speculations about him) and lifting a hand in a half wave. "Heya 'Ante!" she said, "No problem."

Annie smiled over her glass of G&T at the Irishman, "Hey there, it's nice to meet you."

As if remembering, Min looked back to her friend. "Oh yeah, I'd better introduce you. Iante, this is Annie, we've known each other since school."

"I've heard a decent amount about you." Annie said, offering a hand.

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Min raised an eyebrow. That would be Tommy then. She'd heard tell of this one, but never actually met him. His reputation wasn't promising, though. She thought Annie might get on well with him though...

Annie, in the meantime, was oblivious to the new arrival. "Oh she was awful wasn't she? Honestly, I had to keep her on a tight leash in those days. Or at least, I probably should've... Hindsight and all."

Min folded her arms, "No, go ahead, talk about me, I don't mind. It's not like I'm sitting right here or anything."

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Annie Lira raised her eyebrow at the new arrival. "I think he's talking about you, Min."

"Oh, great, why am *I* always the crazy ass bitch?" Min rolled her eyes.

"It's because you break people's arms, sweetheart. That tends to do it." Annie laughed, "So Iante, is this your boyfriend? Jeh-lous!"

At this, Min burst out laughing, almost spilling her drink everywhere in the process.

"Wait, what?" Annie blinked, "Was I wrong there? Uh.."

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Annie Lira tittered quietly, "A-woops. My bad, boys. I'll wait for you to start snogging before making assumptions next time."

Min smirked dryly at Iante, "I take it social grace isn't dear Tommy's fortitude." she commented, clicking her tongue. "Or showering, by the looks of things." The second comment was tagged on the end almost idly, with an implied 'innocent whistle'.

Annie rolled her eyes, "Burn wars aside, guys. I'm Annie, nice to meet you." she said, extending a hand to Tommy as before to Iante. "Sorry about the mix-up."

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Annie Lira tittered quietly, "A-woops. My bad, boys. I'll wait for you to start snogging before making assumptions next time."

Min smirked dryly at Iante, "I take it social grace isn't dear Tommy's fortitude." she commented, clicking her tongue. "Or showering, by the looks of things." The second comment was tagged on the end almost idly, with an implied 'innocent whistle'.

Annie rolled her eyes, "Burn wars aside, guys. I'm Annie, nice to meet you." she said, extending a hand to Tommy as before to Iante. "Sorry about the mix-up."

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Annie raised an eyebrow, conscious of the fact that the compliment had been given with the full expectation that the reciever was 1) taken and 2) gay. But hey, Tommy was good looking in his own way, she might as well see where this went.

That was one of the differences between Annie and Min. There were lots of them, but this was one of them. Annie wasn't always that picky when it came to guys. "And you're asking?" Annie smirked, "I'll have to get to know you better before I make a concrete decision about whether, hypothetically, I would be jealous if you were Iante's boyfriend."

Min rolled her eyes and exchanged a knowing look with Iante. "I don't know, hm?"

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"You're eager, I'll give you that..." Annie laughed, waving a hand, "But come on, you can pick me up some other time, we have company." she half-joked, rolling her eyes and looking back to Iante and Min. "Sorry, you two. I just can't help it, huh?"

Min folded her arms and shook her head. "I'm fine." she said in reply to Iante. "Barely battered at all."

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Annie raised an indignant eyebrow at Iante, "Way to find a simile that identifies me as a dog, honey." she noted, clicking her tongue, "You must've had to try on that one."

Min snickered, "C'mon, Annie, you know he didn't mean it that way. Stop messing."

"Pshh, for all I know this might all be some elaborate ruse to... uhh... Okay, I'll admit, I dunno where I'm going with that." Annie laughed, glancing back at Tommy, "Well if we're gonna talk, Tommy, then let's talk. What do you do for a living?"

Min smiled to Iante, "It's no trouble, honestly. I deal with scum on a daily basis, it's almost a relief to be dealing with scum on behalf of a friend rather than just because I have to."

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"Ooh, a soldier boy huh?" Annie grinned and leant back in her seat with her drink, "Tactical warfare techie? So there are some brains underneath that mop too - always a bonus."

Min shook her head, "Don't worry. He's not the worst that Annie's dragged around. Seriously. I know it's hard to imagine, but..."

Annie scoffed, "Oh come on, are you never gonna let that go? I dumped him didn't I..."

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"It's the thought that counts?" Annie laughed, "Or at least up until the part where it explodes on you. You two sound like you go way back. I mean, few guys would so wholeheartedly sabotage one another's attempts to pick up chicks unless they were tight enough to actually stick by the bros-before-hos philosophy I hear so much about."

"What she's trying to say," Min pitched in, "Is that you two must be good friends. The rest is just filler."

Annie rolled her eyes, "They got that! Didn't you get that?"

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Annie Lira snickered, "I could get used to this banter. You're moderately more amusing than the guys I normally hang with. They're more bravado, less charm. Or at least attempted charm." she teased.

Min rolled her eyes, "That's 'cause the guys you end up hanging with are sleazy lechers who stick around after your shows. Half of them your gay manager has to physically remove from your presence."

"Okay, that's totally irrelevant and doesn't make my statement much less true."

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"I'm a singer." Annie said, smiling, "And violinist. I mostly just perform at clubs for a modest fee, and my manager is really just a friend who helps me with the financial side of things and looks out for me. Nothing big time."

Min tutted, "Only because you haven't gotten your act together to find a bigger label to sign yourself up to." she noted, "You could easily be much bigger."

"I'll cross that hurdle when I get to it! Besides, don't those sort of things normally.. find you, rather than vice versa?"

"No. That's idealogical. You gotta put yourself out there. They aren't gonna magically know to find you."

"You never know, here..."

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"Yeah yeah, I know. It'll happen. It's on my to-do list." Annie folded her arms, "But hey. I'm not going too bad. I only started making any money out of music this year."

"Yeah yeah, but you gotta make the next step. Bar work isn't exactly glamorous."

"Mhm. I know, guys. I'm on it, like."

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"Delightful." Min commented, "I suppose you assume that anyone with wealth is inherently a lesser person because of it. No, I rather think that it's prejudices like *that* which makes someone a bitch, and that you should shut your trap before you start choking on your own hot air."

"Min..." Annie nudged her friend in the ribs.

"Sorry. I apologise. My tongue must've slipped."

Great. Now there was awkward tension. "Soo... who wants another round of drinks?" Annie suggested.

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Min shook her head, "And I snapped, and we're both idiots. But let's move on. I'll go and buy drinks."

Annie piped up "No, no, I offere-"

"And as Tommy here quite rightly pointed out, I'm the person with no financial concern about buying the best this place offers for her friends. I won't be long." Min interrupted, standing and making her way over towards the counter.

"Sorry..." Annie said again, "She'll do that. Snap, I mean. She doesn't mean it, I'm sure. You've only just met."

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"I'm sure if I had any idea what that meant, I'd be suitably impressed." Annie commented, raising an eyebrow. "Sadly..." the girl smiled. "And don't worry. I'm sure that Min deals with worse in the way of running mouths."

Annie leant her elbows on the table, and rested her head on the backs of her hands. "So..."

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Annie Lira grinned, "Oh really? I thought it sounded like an impressive acronym. I'm glad to hear that the safety of the populace is in such good hands." she winked, laughing.

At that point, Min returned with a round of drinks carefully gripped, and placed them down. "Sorry I took a while. There was a more than moderately drunk man in the queue ahead of me - the bar staff were having a hard time understanding his order..." She rolled her eyes, taking a seat. She had, apparently, dismissed the previous clash of tongues from her mind.

"So, did I miss anything?"

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"To be fair, that is a helluva lot of examinations. I don't think I've even done that many..." Annie counted off her exams in her head, "Okay, I just about match that. Ten GCSEs, four AS levels and three A2s. But you did the equivalent to them too, obviously. Jeez. You've done a lot of exams." Annie laughed, "Heavy duty stuff."

Min raised an eyebrow, "Impressive." she said - genuinely, without a hint of sarcasm (a rarity in itself for Min).

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"Well aren't you two a pair of heroes, huh?" Annie said, grinning. "Am I the only person with a job that doesn't involve some form of dangerous excitement?"

"Depends on whether you count drunkards with busy hands as dangerous." Min said, smirking.

"True enough. But they don't, you know, tend to explode things."

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"The bad guys do, though!" Annie noted, nodding. "Or at least, they try to. Drunk guys just smell rank and try to grope you. I'd rather have to knee a disoriented loser in the groin than deal with people with guns any day."

"You and me both..." Min rolled her eyes. "It gets tiresome."

"So I hear."

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Min clicked her tongue. "My family are caught up in a lot of feuds. It's ridiculous and unnecessary, but a 'shoot on sight' culture has developed between a number of groups. It's like dressed up chavvy gang warfare."

Annie shook her head, she'd heard this - and experienced it - before.

"Officially, my family deals in security. Yeahh..." Min scowled, "In the vaguest way."

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Min shook her head, "Believe me, it's in my interests to remove the vague aspect." she murmured. Her mother and (crucially) her father were not aware of her plans for the 'family business' when she succeeded them. They did not involve the plans they had at present. "But anyway..."

Annie smiled brightly and attempted to move the conversation along, "So, guys - tell us some more about the SIB!"

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"Ohh, that's cool!" Annie grinned, "You're like the kind of people they make TV shows about! How accurate are those, anyway?"

Min raised an eyebrow, "I'm pretty sure it's like Casualty. Far more cinematic than the real thing."

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"She sounds delightful. But I suppose you'd have to be that sort of tough nut to run something like that." Annie mused, smiling. "I've not had much experience with bosses. I guess that Skye is the closest, and he doesn't really 'boss' all that much."

Min scoffed, "Skye couldn't boss if he was given an instruction manual on it. You'll need a tougher manager when you go big time, and he knows it. It's not even his career."

Annie laughed "I know that, ha. We already have an agreement on that, actually, so ha."