Ties That Bind

Ties That Bind

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Three Women lead ordinary lives until an unusual situation changes them forever.

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Introduction




First Things First




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Songs: The Scientist by Coldplay | Nine In The Afternoon by P!ATD | Not About Angels by Birdy | This Is Gospel by P!ATD | Anna Sun by Walk The Moon | Take A Walk by Passion Pit

Three women have been friends since they were roommates in Berkeley College. They formed their own little bond, going to parties together, local sporting events, triple date things… You get the idea. It's been three years since, and they all have lives of their own, but still manage to get together every now and then.

One of them lives with her boyfriend of two years, whom she has known for five years total, but they've only started being romantic since two years back. She works as a lawyer for Child Support cases, and her boyfriend is a DEA Agent (enforce laws and regulations relating to illegal drugs). However, their relationship has been faltering…

Another is majoring in Fine Arts, and she is an aspiring artist, or anything that has to do with art at all. She is still going to school, but at the New York Academy of Art, which is a 25 to 30 minute commute. She has finally convinced her friends that she isn't crazy, but completely sane as she also takes a job at the local Starbucks to pay her college tuitions. Finally, she gets the opportunity to go to an art show with her two friends…

The last one is plain and simple. Nothing too interesting going on in her life. She's single, and of all of the jobs to have, she's an accountant. The only thing unordinary is that she inherited a small cottage on the outskirts of her town. Then another unusual thing happens when she goes for a walk one night…

The three always meet at a local coffee shop that they found wondering around the city in their college years. In fact, they should be meeting right about now, at their usual table…

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Story Time





Anniversary
Song: Say Something by A Great Big World ft. Christina Aguilera

A and B have been together romantically for 2 years and they’ve known each other for almost 5 years in total. Since their second date they’ve sworn to a policy of telling each other the truth no matter what, which they believe has kept their relationship strong for so long. Lately, the honest couple has been incredibly busy with work and family obligations, barely having time to sit down together for a full meal before one has to dash off. Their anniversary date approaches and the couple promises to set some time aside for the occasion. Whether by pure forgetfulness, a lack of time to talk, or a desire to surprise their significant other, A and B have been keeping some news from their partner –news that each of them will share during the anniversary dinner. The couple dresses up and heads out to their favorite spot in town, each person waiting for the right time to confess what they’ve been hiding. While waiting for dessert, A finally speaks up and says they have news to share. But so does B, at the same time. Each insists that the other say what they have to say first and they ultimately rely on the flip of a coin to decide who spills first. A is one month pregnant. B is leaving for someone else.
Who will lose the coin flip and have tell their secret first? Will the other person decide to keep their secret (or change plans) after learning what their lover has been hiding? Will the sharing of the secrets make or break the relationship?





Be My Muse
Song: Try by P!nk

A is an aspiring artist who goes to a prestigious art school in the city. Upon attending a gallery show with friends, A is introduced to the work of an up-and-coming artist whom they’ve never heard of before. The artwork speaks to them on a personal level, as they see definite similarities between this artist’s themes and technique and their own work. To A’s dismay, the artist isn’t there to speak to, but they’re able to get the artist’s contact email from the show’s curator. Taking a chance, A emails the artist (B) and explains how their work has inspired them and how honored they’d be if the artist might one day give them some tips on how to make it in the fine art industry. To A’s surprise, they receive a response from B almost immediately. B wants to meet them the next morning at their studio. When the next day dawns, A arrives at the address given and is surprised to discover that B is close to them in age. They talk a little bit before B invites them into their work space.
Upon entry, A is in awe and expresses that they can’t wait for the day when they have a studio like B’s. Muse B offers to let them work in the space, if A will agree to be their muse. B offers a contractual arrangement, which states that for two month’s time A will come to the studio and provide inspiration to B in exchange for use of the space when B isn’t around. A happily agrees and signs the contract, thinking that this is a once in a lifetime kind of deal. The insight they’ll gain from being around B will be invaluable, plus they’ve never been anyone’s muse before. As the first month gets underway, A quickly begins to notice that B has a difficult personality. They have a long list of rules for behaving while in the studio, and require that every paint and tool be left exactly in the order it was when they left it. If A is one minute late for a session, B is on-edge and irritable for the whole afternoon. The working relationship between the pair of them becomes acrimonious in the first few weeks – little slights turn into huge arguments. Sometimes neither one of them feels inspired to work because of how tenuous their working relationship is, but their shared passion for artistic expression and the terms of the contract keep them bound to one another.. at least for the rest of the two month period.





Don't Forget Me
Song: How To Save A Life by The Fray

A is on their way home late one evening, driving along a quiet back road. A deer jumps in front of their vehicle, and startled, A swerves sharply to avoid a collision with the animal. The car spins out of their control and causes them to crash, knocking A unconscious. It takes nearly forty-five minutes for B, a passerby (or first responder), to arrive on the scene. They immediately aid A, whose injuries are quite critical. Thankfully the quick actions of B allow A to be transported to the nearest hospital and stabilized, where they begin the long, slow road to recovery. B continues on with their day to day life, but constantly thinks of A and wonders how they are doing. A recalls nothing of the accident, and tragically, absolutely nothing about their life up to this point (including their significant other), the head trauma endured in the crash having caused amnesia. When A is removed from ICU, B visits them in the hospital. B is stunned and heartbroken when the nurse informs them that A will have no idea who they are, but they still come forward to reintroduce themselves to A.
Will B back off upon discovering Muse A is spoken for?
Will A eventually recall their memories?
Will a relationship develop between the savior and the saved?
Plot Twist:C is A’s significant other, who’s trying to help Muse A remember their relationship.





Characters





Name | Age {21 - 27} | Story | Role | FC | Open/Reserved/Taken

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Name | Age {21 - 27} | Anniversary | Pregnant Friend | Blake Lively | TAKEN by dreamingreatly

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Name | Age {21 - 27} | Anniversary | Boyfriend (Of Above) | Henry Cavill | RESERVED by unjustifiable

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Name | Age {21 - 27} | Anniversary | Mistress | Jennifer Lawrence | TAKEN by RunaEnchantress

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Name | Age {21 - 27} | Be My Muse | Artistic Friend | Kristin Stewart | RESERVED by GM

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Name | Age {21 - 27} | Be My Muse | Artist | Marlon Teixeira | OPEN

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Name | Age {21 - 27} | Don't Forget Me | Plaine Jane Friend | Nina Dobrev | RESERVED by JustaHolyFool

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Name | Age {21 - 27} | Don't Forget Me | Survivor | Jensen Ackles | RESERVED by GM

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Name | Age {21 - 27} | Don't Forget Me | Girlfriend (Of Above) | Claire Holt | RESERVED by Starlight





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Rules





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And you thought you could get away without any rules, huh?

  • Well, I'm the GM. That's the first thing you should know. Our co-GM is Dumisa. All y'all should respect us, since we did make the role-play.

  • This role-play is an advanced one. Surprise! That means, no one-liners or one paragraph posts. I want things thought out and detailed. No posts below 300 words (minimum), please and thank you. Also, if you cannot use proper spelling, punctuation, grammar, and so forth do not even bother joining. Text talk is absolutely unacceptable.

  • Reservations last 48 hours. I would like you to have a WIP by then, but you don't have to. Once your 48 hours is up, the role will be back on the market.

  • This is an adult/mature role-play. Please, if you are not comfortable with swearing and sexual situations, then please do not join.

  • That being said, do not go overboard with the swearing, and when it comes to sexual content, once the clothes come off use the nifty “fades to black” or something along those lines. Take it somewhere else!

  • Do not join, post once, and then vanish. Dude, not cool. Please try to keep up with things and post when you must. If you do not post within 10 days, your spot will open back up (unless you have PM’d me letting me know you’d be gone).

  • The password (which needs to be on your character sheet in order for you to be accepted,) is endearment.

  • I did not mention this, but the role-play right now is set at the coffee shop where they meet up every now and then. It's around noon, sort of when lunch break is. So, the girls should be meeting up when the posts start flowing.

  • Also, the role-play will go on after the fact, if it stays flowing. Come on guys, we can do this!

  • Agh, one last thing! NPC's will be up once the role-play is going. Don't be afraid to PM me to reserve one. Actually, they can have a story of their own, if you keep up on consistency.

  • This role-play plot is already pretty clear of what's going to happen. If you have any ideas, please feel free to let them be known. I love input and would love to hear from you! Keep active in the OOC Forum! (Please don’t throw in random, outrageous drama, though. Especially without discussing it with the rest of us!)

  • If you have any questions, comments, problems, or whatever, feel free to say so in the OOC, or if you would rather stay private, send me a PM! I like to think I'm pretty easygoing, so don't hesitate!

  • Last one is simple: Have Fun! That’s what this is about, to grow as a writer and let your imagination run wild.


Song: Boom Clap by Charli XCX




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Are we still starting today?

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Let's do around the 17th, if that's okay with you?

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There's still a few more CS that need to be posted and some characters that need to be taken but roughly you know when this RP will be started Caitie? Just want to know so that I can get things straight with Runa and dreaming for my characters history and future posts.

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When can we get this started? :)

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I look forward to this RP! Still gotta do the personality and the history - might take me a bit, though. I had the personality written out and all of a sudden the alarm in the library went off. I had to force shutdown my laptop to move fast enough, and didn't have time to save. :(

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Guys, I'm serious about the 48 hour reservation thing :/ If you do not make your character before the 48 hour deadline, your reservation WILL open back up in hopes for someone else to actually make the character and not lay it off. If you go past 48 hours, I will private message you and tell you, but if you do not respond before somebody tries to reserve you character, then you're out of luck.

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Hey guys, minor announcement! It would be amazing if somebody could reserve the Artist and the Girlfriend of the Survivor so we could get the ball rolling :)

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This sounds like fun. May I reserve FC Henry Cavill?

And I'm sure there will be quite a few words of endearment in this RP.

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Can I reserve Jenifer Lawrence?

Endearment...

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May I reserve FC: Kristen Stewart, but change her face claim?

Endearment

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Holy…

Yes, you can reserve Blake :)

No, she's the girlfriend of the one who does :)

And, please use the password in the Character sheet ;)

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Is FC: Claire Holt the character that loses her memory? If so may I reserve her?

endearment. :D

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I was a few minutes late it seems...

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May I reserve Blake Lively? :)

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