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Valerie Alastair

"The greatest thing in the world is to know how to belong to oneself." - Michel de Montaigne

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a character in “Bellingstone”, as played by nations

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"After women, flowers are the most divine creations."
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FULL NAME
Valerie Briar Alastair


NICKNAMES
Val, Briar


DATE OF BIRTH
1877, exact date unknown.


AGE
140 years old but appears to be 25 years old


OCCUPATION
Head Journalist at Bellingstone Newspaper


GENDER
Female


SEXUALITY
Heterosexual


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PHYSICAL DESCRIPTION
Valeria has her true faerie form and the human form she often takes and is known for in Bellingstone and in the human world. Valeria great vanity, taking care of every aspect of her physical appearance in both forms. While she is 140, her human form has a physical appearance of a twenty-five year old.

Faerie Form: Her fairy form clearly shows her to be an earth fairy. She has pearly white skin that emits a light glow from within and with brown undertones. Her irises are a light brown, contrasting strongly against her black pupils, like an animal fossilized within a drop of amber, and her lips are naturally a dark brown. Her hair comes in long, straight ebony strands. Her face is elongated and thin and her ears are long and pointed, adorning several accessories piercing into her skin. Unlike other groups of faeries, Valeria's body structure is very similar atomically to humans, although her faerie form stands at a towering seven feet, very long and slim. Her most distinguishable faerie feature is the crown of her head. Valeria has several sets of horns, two coming directly from her forehead, two ram-like horns each on either side of her head, and two long horns coming from the back of her head. Along the middle of the top of the head are smaller, root-textured horns. In her faerie form, Valeria wears heavily adorned dresses with flower textures.

Human Form: Valeria's human form is a strong contrast to her faerie form and, even though she can change her human appearance at will since it uses magic, the faerie has been very fond of this body for over seventy-six years. Her white skin remains, although this one is a fraction darker than that of her faerie form, the undertones more yellow. She has blonde hair with brown roots and striking blue eyes. In this form, Valeria is five feet seven inches but more often than not stands taller due to high heels. Her body is definitely more curvaceous in this form, but that is considering the discrepancy of tastes amongst species. She is often seen wearing formal, body-hugging dresses with heels and a full face of makeup. Her preference for flower fabrics remains in this form.

PERSONALITY
Valerie has changed a lot from the reclusive and weak faerie she was when she first came to Bellingstone, after suffering loss, living through a war, and having years of seclusion from any true interaction. Although living amongst many magical creatures has taught her that faeries are not the supreme being, she still desires to be part of a clan of earth faeries like her one day, like before everything in her life went to chaos.

After living in Bellingstone for twenty-three years and learning to feel safe in this town, Valerie has become more like the faerie she used to be. Valerie means well, loves to laugh, and is usually a nice person, although her faerie nature does cause her to be mischevious and problematic at times. She does her best to not cause trouble in Bellingstone, however, appreciating how peaceful it is and how it took her in from the beginning so she takes advantage of her weekend getaways to the city to do that. She makes sure, for example, that she doesn't go in luring humans into the woods or goes around giving them faerie food. This did happen once, but she has kept it a secret and is often paranoid that someone will find out, despite there being no definite evidence linking it to her, and that the town would expel her. In order to fight this nature, Valerie does go out to the city in order to spend some time with humans. However, having a human population in Bellingstone threatens this self-control because they are so close and there are so many more possibilities for her to slip again.

Even though she is approachable and ready to strike up a conversation, Valerie is very closed up about her life. She never invites anyone to her home, except the rare fling, and she never speaks about her past. Only a few selected citizens of Bellingstone, meaning one or two, know a little about where she came from and have a small idea of what happened. This secrecy is crucial for her feeling safe and comfortable.

Valerie walks and addresses herself with confidence. This gives Valerie a dominant aura, although she is not the dominant type. In fact, she hates direct conflict and will, like any faerie, resort to more sneaky and underhanded ways to get back at a person if needed. She often has to fight this part of her personality when she is out in her field of journalism in order to get information, knowing that it is important to be demanding in her job. So, despite having an even voice, one can clearly see the signs of distress (like palm sweating and shaking) when she has to go out and demand things.

From this confidence, a love for herself has also stemmed. Valerie has learned how to love her two forms once again and does use it to to get what she desires. Sometimes, Valerie doesn't even mean anything but faeries are romantic and flirtatious, and it could cause trouble even when she attempts to be respectful. With that said, Valerie does struggle with the concept of love. Even though faeries love the idea of love, since Techlan, Valerie has not been able to create a deeper, more meaningful relationship.


LIKES
Nature
Aesthetic and beautifu things/people/outfits
Dancing and music
Writing and reading (surprisingly, she has learned to enjoy some reading some human authors)
Sweet-smelling Perfumes

DISLIKES
War/Death/Guns
People prying on her past
Cluttered spaces
Being away from nature for too long
Feeling weak and vulnerable

FEARS
☠ Fire
☠ Faeries of other elements (she has had very bad encounters)
☠ Losing her powers again





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BIOGRAPHY
Valerie, like all other full-blooded faeries, is the daughter of an element of nature. In her case, being an earth faerie, Valerie was born from a tree in a forest located on the border between France and Luxembourg (had she been a partial faerie, she would have been the offspring to a faerie and some other creature, a very rare case amongst her species, who greatly value the purity of their blood). Her first ten years were spent in complete darkness as she grew to physical maturity within the trunk of that tree. When she finally emerged to the surface, Valerie was able to find and join the clan of earth faeries that dominated that forest. She spent her days hunting in the forest, playing with other faeries, and developing her earth powers. During that time, it was easier for faeries to remain undetected in their secluded places and there was no reason to use magic to hide their appearance apart from when they went out to lure humans into their territory. Valerie absolutely adored going to find humans, little creature who were easily infatuated with the faeries' beauty and ready to dance the night away to the sound of flutes and heavenly voices with the smallest bite from faerie food. They would always bring her pleasure but would not last longer than a few days since they always died from exhaustion, unable to keep up with the energy of the faeries.

Valerie would stay with this faerie clan for fifty-three years. During this time, she would gain a high position among the clan due to her ever-growing powers as well as fall in love with Techlan, the clan leader's charismatic and sought-after son. Everything was perfect until one terrible night in 1940 when there was a terrible noise followed by the flames that consumed their home. Valerie, who was alone in the river that day, was able to escape the flames but, when she went back, she found no more survivors. Devastated, Valerie spent months hiding and trying to find other faeries. When she couldn't find any, she was forced to take up her human form and flee into a world of humans that was also going up in flames with the war. Valerie remembers those first six years with terrible sadness and anger. She lived in Paris and learned the way of humans as well as of the war that was tearing the countries apart. During all this time, keeping her human form since she had to share a room and being unable to be around flora and practice her magic exhausted all of her other powers, leaving her weak and unable to do almost anything. Her life in Paris was harsh and she lived through many unpleasant and haunting experiences.

She was able to leave Europe two years after the war and travel to the United States in a crowded ship. Valerie lived in New York for some time before finding a way to travel to the country. She traveled the woods for several years, working on her powers and searching for faeries, hoping that she could a faerie earth clan that could take her in. Valerie was unable to and was even attacked a few times by faeries of other elements. Finally, she heard of Bellingstone, a peaceful sanctuary for magical creatures, and moved there in 2007.

Valerie lived her first years in Bellingstone in seclusion, getting a job at the newspaper that allowed her to work from the small apartment she rented. It took her a while to get accommodated. Staying in her apartment allowed her to remain in her faerie form for long periods of time without having to exhaust her powers, and being so close to the woods has allowed her to regain some of the powers she had lost, although she still remains relatively weak since it is hard for a faerie to grow her powers to her full potential without the company of other faeries. She is thankful for Bellingstone, which has provided a sanctuary for her with creatures that, although very different, understand what it is like to live in a world dominated by creatures

Now, it isn't rare to see Valerie strutting around in the streets with her sky-high heels and short dresses. She has two or three close friends, with whom she often goes to out to the city to party during the weekends. Bellingstone has allowed her to transform back, to an extent, to the bubbly and confident faerie she used to be.


MISCELLANEOUS

Powers:
The main power she uses is magic to hide her faerie form. Although she has learned how to use it for a large part of the day, Valerie still needs to change back to her faerie form every so often to regain her strength. Being an earth faerie, Valerie has several nature-related powers, such as making plants grow and uses them as weapons, but they are limited to short amounts of time since she has not been able to regain her full powers. Valerie also needs to be around nature in order to have strength so she takes daily jogs and walks through the woods. She also has extensive knowledge on plants and herbs and their magical abilities, using them often as medicine or food. While Valerie can make the faerie food to lure humans in, she doesn't allow herself to. This is a weakness because Valerie has to fight that very strong and primitive urge.

Finally, faeries have very long lifespans so Valerie can live for hundreds of years. With that in mind, she is a relatively young faerie, meaning that her powers are not the strongest.




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V A L E R I E ALASTAIR
Red heels tapped against the sidewalk as Valerie walked out from a boutique whose window displayed the season's newest collection of dresses. On her left arm hung her purse and bags. Fashion had decided to go with bold colors and patterns, much to the faerie's liking.

The pleasant weather had encouraged Valerie to come out to the town center this early in the morning and she was glad that at least it was paying off so far. She usually opted out of going out in the day during the weekends, instead staying home after her morning jog to tend to her plants and read, since she preferred to rest and go out to the city for a drink at night.

Valerie had been out and about throughout the whole week; with the murder case still being investigated and after finding out that there would be elections held from the mayor's office, Valerie had been forced to work more out in the town by the newspaper. While the idea of covering such topics did interest Valerie, considering that there had been very little to write about in Bellingstone since she arrived several years ago, the faerie couldn't help but be worn down by the hours she was forced to be in her human form.

And now, she had begun to hear rumors Albrecht being back. Valerie didn't know him despite living in Bellingstone while he was still here, but the mayor's office had let her into a little secret that had caught her attention. Although she hadn't started working on a story yet and looked further into it, she was interested in picking up some information today while she was at it.

Pursing her lips, Valerie looked at the streets through her sunglasses, remembering a reason why she never went out this early into town: she could never find enough things to do to fill her time until lunch. Afer a few seconds, she took a left. The diner was a couple of blocks down. A cup of tea never displeased her and she could always find something or someone on the way there.

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Dialogue: #C41818 || Species: Vampire || Occupation: Doctor


Ben was feeling quite chipper this morning; whistling as he poured his cup of iced tea. The vampire had always drank tea over coffee as he found the latter to be bitter. As he sipped his tea, Ben's eyes roamed over his swanky apartment that could be called a bachelor pad. Large open windows, polished wood flooring, leather furniture, and a huge flat screen TV. The TV was more for show than anything because Ben didn't really watch much television. Admittedly, Ben doesn't have many visitors aside from his female flings that only ever stay for a short time and they were never really there to admire his décor. He likes to keep his place fashionable and clean for himself though.

When Ben finished his cup of tea, he grabbed his wallet and phone and headed out the door. It was Saturday and he had the day off, but his job as a doctor called for him to keep his phone on him at all times in case of an emergency call. He may only be a doctor, but he has also had experience with performing minor surgeries and healing severe wounds.

The keys to his cherry red 1969 boss mustang were still sitting on the kitchen counter in his apartment because Ben was heading over to the diner, which was only a few blocks away so driving his car wasn't necessary. In his navy blue blazer, matching slacks, polished black shoes, and sunglasses, Ben certainly looked out of place as he walked through the streets of Bellingstone. However, he realized he wasn't the only one that was dressed nicely when spotted Valerie. The faerie was walking in a pair of sexy red heels and carrying several shopping bags on her left arm along with her purse.

Ben sped up his pace so he could chat with her. She was a close friend of his and he was glad to find someone to talk to so quickly. When he was comfortably walking alongside her he spoke up. "Good morning Miss Valerie, you look rather stunning this morning." They may be just friends, but Ben couldn't help but flirt a little bit. "I know that you're always up to date with all the latest gossip and news because of your job, so do you know anything about the rumor of Albrecht being back?"

He doesn't particularly know Albrecht all that well even though he was in Bellingstone when Albrecht was born, but he was curious upon hearing about the werewolf's supposed return.

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Sensing someone at her side, the faerie instinctively tensed up. It was a habit that Valerie still had to break, even after being here in Bellingstone for several years now and having no true reason to worry about anyone approaching being a threat of any sorts. Her shaded eyes turned to the figure and her body relaxed upon seeing the familiar face, her shoulders falling back so that her straight pose was no longer compromised.

Now pleasantly surprised by who saw so early in the morning, the faerie flashed a smile at the vampire. Had her eyes not been hidden behind the glasses, it would have been easy to see the small glow that appeared in them. Her facial expression lightened up more at the brief compliment -faeries had their natural vanity after all and, at this point in her life, Valerie was not spared from that attribute, even if it was from a friend like Ben- and a small laugh left her lips. The sound was said to remind some people of birds chirping early in the morning, and while that wouldn't be very odd considering that she was an earth faerie, Valerie could never say she heard the similarities.

"Good morning, darling," Valerie said, her voice warm and her tone mixed with a hint of playfulness-- a tone very common to her quotidian speech. Benjamin, never a sore to the eyes, always managed to look dapper and today, his business casual attire hadn't missed the mark either.

At the question of Albrecht, Valerie couldn't help but lift her sunglasses so that she could rub the bridge of her nose for a moment with her free hand. "I heard that he's back. The newspaper wants me to write a story about it. Which is fine, but you know I have to be out to get stories and how that can get me," she said, sighing lightly. "One thing I'm sure of is that Albrecht ready to be in the spotlight again."

Valerie wasn't sure how widespread the information about Albrecht and the race was. She had gotten a heads up almost immediately after the werewolf signed up as a candidate for the mayor's office and she was sure that at least some other people had to have found out by now. At least those close to the supernatural circle, which didn't worry her since she could still find a story. Plus Dre and Poppy for sure. She would have to swing by and see how they were doing.


Valerie came to a sudden stop when, on the other side of the street, she saw the person at the center of their conversation. "Speaking of the devil," she said, the common phrase slipping out of her lips, "There he is."

Her jaw tightened when she saw Poppy with the man, looking slightly shaken. She wasn't extremely close with the female of the Clarke family, but she was still friendly with the girl who was a frequent city friend. For a moment, Valerie was tempted to approach Albrecht but she didn't want to disrupt the conversation; if she was more naturally brazen, Valerie would have gone without hesitation. The faerie turned to Ben. "I was on my way to the diner to get some tea, and I would rather not go fishing for information without my morning drink. Would you like to join me?"

Plus, maybe Axel could tell her something. Valerie knew the story and again, she would not be so brazen as to approach the female werewolf so soon.

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"Good morning, darling."Valerie said with a hint of playfulness to her voice. Ben was glad to see that she seemed to be in a good mood this morning as well.

Ben watched as Valerie lifted her sunglasses to rub the bridge of her nose before she answered his question about Albrecht. "I heard that he's back. The newspaper wants me to write a story about it. Which is fine, but you know I have to be out to get stories and how that can get me," she paused to sigh lightly. "One thing I'm sure of is that Albrecht ready to be in the spotlight again."

Ben only gave a slight hum in response to that information. He felt bad for Valerie though as he knew that it was tiring for her to stay in her human form for an extended period of time. Unfortunately, Bellingstone isn't the human free town that it used to be and all the supernatural inhabitants of the city are forced to hide their true forms when in public.

Ben noticed that the faerie had stopped abruptly and was staring at something on the other side of the street. As Ben followed her gaze, he realized that it was a someone, not a something. "Speaking of the devil, there he is." Valerie of course, was referring to Albrecht, who seemed to be out for a morning jog. He was speaking to Poppy who seemed to be a bit frazzled upon running into the werewolf.

His eyes snapped back to Valerie when she spoke up again. "I was on my way to the diner to get some tea, and I would rather not go fishing for information without my morning drink. Would you like to join me?" Ben smiled when she said tea rather than coffee. He always knew she had fine taste.

"Nothing would make me happier, my dear." He said in that smooth even voice of his. Ben moved closer to her and linked his arm in her free one as they headed towards the diner.

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Character Portrait: Axel Wolff Character Portrait: Valerie Alastair Character Portrait: Benjamin Young Character Portrait: Ember Payne Character Portrait: Sydney Green

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Valerie smiled as Benjamin linked his arm with hers. The faerie wasn't one to feel comfortable casual physical contact with most beings, considering that she usually kept her distance from other creatures save those she knew a little better, but she had come to feel rather comfortable around the vampire. It was nice to have a closer friend, at least, even if it wasn't an earth faerie like herself. She did spend time with a limited number of Bellingstone citizens, but each of those people had a more defined type of activity and moment to be around.

When they finally reached the diner, Valerie could feel a level of tension that was not common at the family-friendly place. Her blue eyes glanced around and she spotted a few familiar faces, including that of Ember, the young vampire she spoke with at times. Valerie had loved the blonde's mischievous nature from the beginning and enjoyed hearing her stories. She also spotted Ophelia. Valerie wasn't familiar with the female vampire, but she had always appreciated the elegant style the vampiress took on. It always made the town look a little much more sophisticated than it was whenever she was around.

Well, there were certainly more vampires among the crown today than the usual, but Valerie doubted that was the source of tension. She looked over at Sydney and Axel. She would've normally gone up to greet Axel, but the pair was speaking. Valerie supposed that news of Axel had reached them by now; after all, news traveled awfully fast in towns like these.

Valerie had arrived during the time that Bellingstone was still recovering from the werewolf's disappearance, but she knew enough of the story. A jilted woman, a leader leaving without explanation. It was an ugly story and, although she would never tell anyone this, Valerie was angered at the thought that the werewolf had been willing to leave his family without even an explanation. Valerie had lost her clan to a fire and she would do anything to have gotten the chance to tell them goodbye before the fire destroyed every faerie she had cared for and the love resurrected so often in her dreams.

"Morning," Valerie said, smiling slightly as she came up to the booth that seated Ember and Ophelia. Her eyes turned to Ember for a moment longer; she had not sat down with the vampire to talk for some time and couldn't help but wonder what pranks she had been pulling off lately.

Valerie motioned towards the booth that sat behind where Ophelia had taken a seat, the only empty one since everyone usually went for the booths and there really weren't that many in the diner to begin with. Valerie avoided open tables if possible; it meant being more open and, with humans around, it was just a burden.

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Character Portrait: Ivan Moreau Character Portrait: Axel Wolff Character Portrait: Valerie Alastair Character Portrait: Benjamin Young Character Portrait: Ophelia M. Hawthorne Character Portrait: Ember Payne Character Portrait: Sydney Green Character Portrait: Lucy Payne Character Portrait: Johanna Collins

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Ivan scuffed at he pavement gently as he matched Lucy's pace. Certainly, he was in no major rush to begin with. The library's patrons always came and went at a sluggish pace throughout the day. The vampire chuckled softly and pushed his thick-rimmed glasses further up his nose.

"She's resourceful," he commented, pulling his knapsack higher up on his shoulder. "The sheriff's office is in for one hell of a day if they do manage to take her in." He knew nothing of Ember's taste for human blood, but he would be lying if he said he had ceased consuming it all of those years ago - back when he and Felix first wrote the constitution for the supernaturals of Bellingstone. He often made time for a quite bite here or there when he left on his occasional trips outside of the town. It was easy for a werewolf to make those restrictions - they didn't need to consume human flesh at all and were sustained just fine on a normal diet. Vampires had not been created to live that way - animal blood worked, but it was like drinking grape juice in a vineyard. Or something like that - it was a difficult thing to equate to anything else.

"I think I will join you, as long as you don't mind. What does a few more minutes without books mean to this hick-town, right?" Ivan looked over at her, flashing a quick smile. "You sure an old man like me doesn't cramp your style?" Sometimes he wondered what it would have been like if he had been turned a decade or two earlier like some of the town's other citizens. Instead, he was stuck in a perpetually forty year old body with a mind that had never stopped trying to keep up with the latest trends. Hell, he looked like someone's dad who had gone crazy in Forever 21. At least he always looked put together.

"Have you been reading anything interesting as of late?" Of the two sisters, he found Lucy far easier to connect with, given their mutual love for books, especially fiction. He didn't mind any of the Paynes, in all honesty, but TJ seemed stand offish more often than not, and Ember was a bit too much of a handful for him.

Ivan held the door for Lucy as they arrived at the diner, ushering her in with one hand before he followed behind and let the door shut. The diner was hopping, full of far too many vampires and werewolves - and a faerie, he noticed. Ivan had no enemies, as far as he knew, and while he was never particularly close with any citizen in particular, he imagined they all knew him by now either from the library or from his wandering from shop to shop.

The tension today was palpable, and he could sense it in particular from the wolves, all of whom had gathered near the counter around Axel Wolff, the reluctant Alpha. A particularly unfortunate man, Ivan couldn't help but think, waving quickly to the young man and his pack as he followed Lucy to where Ophelia and Ember sat. He managed to come up just as Val stepped back, giving him the perfect opportunity to sidle in slightly, standing next to the faerie.

"Morning, ladies," he greeted, nodding slightly at the general direction of the group. "Fine day, isn't it?" Ivan slid himself into the booth Valerie had gestured at, figuring he might as well take his time now that he was already late to the library. "Although something's brewing, no? I can feel it in the air."

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"I bet they're going to spit in it," Ember advised, a smirk on her face as she caught on to the condescending tone that came from Ophelia as she flagged down one of the diner's employees to take her order, after her original response. It probably wasn't intended, but there was just that air of superirorty that came off of the woman, whether she opened her mouth or not. In Ember's mind, ti was easy to be superior to a werewolf. They were the bottom of the barrel type. Even so, Ophelia's elegance and sophistication made her seem like a class of her own even among the vampires, who Ember believed to be the most high class of all creatures. She, herself, wasn't necessarily into all of that glitz and glam. Definitely not. She was far more simple than Ophelia, and in actuality, there were many vampires like that. However, after being alive for multiple lifetimes, it was easier to develop more of a sense of who you were and who you wanted to be, and all of that extra time made getting there more attainable. High-end fashion wasn't Ember's style. She had never ventured away from her clan, so in a way, she had never had the opportunity to find herself like Ophelia and so many others did. She liked the security that her family gave her, but that wasn't to say that she never wondered just what she could do in the world if she left one day and didn't tell anyone where she was going. She didn't want to live lives like Ophelia's that would go down in history, but change and adventure were concepts that enthralled Ember. "And it was intended to be a compliment," she confirmed, nodding as her fork played with the food on her plate. "I would never insult you to your face, Lia. I like you too much to do that," she added, in what could either be construed as a compliment or not, though she smiled through it.

The group of werewolves grew by one as Johanna joined them. Her presence didn't do much for Ember, so she opted not to comment on it, and was just about ready to ask Ophelia why she stayed in this little town for so long when the diner door opened once more, and Valerie came in. She sat at one of the booths close to the counter that Ophelia and her were seated at, and her presence made Ember grin with delight. Ophelia was a good conversation partner because she had a lot to offer. She was intimidating to an extent, but not to a point where Ember felt like she offered anything other than knowledge... in her direction, at least. Leaving her seat by the counter would mean losing the ability to pester the werewolves at any second's notice, but she hadn't spoken to Valerie in a while, so the trade-off seemed worth it. "If Sydney does spit in your coffee, just let me know," Ember continued, leaving her plate on the counter as she slid off the bar stool. "I'll make sure she meets the same fate as the mayor did, and they'll dub her murder a mystery too," she insisted with a wink, in what was probably a "too soon" joke. She didn't care though. She felt no attachment to a mayor she barely knew, having only lived in the town for six months. She left Ophelia with that as she made her way to Valerie's booth, taking a seat across from the other blonde. "It's a Saturday and you're still here," she stated plainly, resting her folded hands on the tabletop. "Why?" She suspected that Valerie would be off in the city having fun on a day like today.

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Character Portrait: Ivan Moreau Character Portrait: Axel Wolff Character Portrait: Albrecht Wolff Character Portrait: Valerie Alastair Character Portrait: Poppy Clarke Character Portrait: Ophelia M. Hawthorne Character Portrait: Sydney Green Character Portrait: Junsoo Moon Character Portrait: Johanna Collins

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Her head was beginning to hurt because she felt really overwhelmed right about now. She sighed softly to herself and raised her fingers up to rub her temples, her eyes fluttered back over towards her phone as it chimed. Sydney waltzed over to grab her phone and saw Poppy's name stroll across the screen. 'Oh, great. What now?' She thought to herself with an eye roll after reading Poppy's message, which she began to type a reply to.

To: Poppy
Is today pick on Sydney day or something?


She hit send and placed her phone back on the counter top, trying her best to form a smile among her lips as a few more customers rolled inside. Luckily, some of the other employees were now handling the floor so that she could be beside Axel and Johanna for a little while longer. Sydney's eyes averted over towards Ophelia whenever she finally responded towards her about the water. She made a face, of course and went ahead to gather Ophelia's order, walking away momentarily.

Sydney placed the coffee cake in front of Ophelia, along with a fork and spoon then placed a mug beside it, pouring some coffee inside of the mug. "I hope you enjoy." She said then sat the coffee pot down back in place. Her eyes then went towards Valerie as she came into the diner and offered her a wave. She then saw Ivan, yet another vampire, walked in and went over to sit beside Valerie. She could not help but make a slight face towards him that signified her disgust for him.

Whenever Axel answered her questions, she looked at him. Sydney wondered to herself if Albrecht was actually back to regain some type of control over the pack once again. Her eyes cut towards Johanna as she could feel that she is worried about her. Sydney could not help but go over towards her, resting her hand on top of hers. "No need to worry about me. Both of you. I can handle myself." She had no choice but to remain strong in front of the alpha male and a member of the pack. Once Axel said that he needed to call a meeting and now, she did not know how to feel.

Every single time the door opened, she kept on looking over to see if the so called trouble that Poppy referred to had entered the premises. Her phone chimed once more and she walked over towards it, reading the message sent from June and did not bother to response since he was probably on his way towards the diner anyway. Sydney really had hoped that Albrecht had not returned to town because if he did, she certainly had some explicit words for him.

"Well, I guess all we do now is wait." Sydney muttered towards Johanna and Axel as she decided that she needed to take her mind off of things and needed some fresh air. "I need to step outside for a moment. Johanna, would you care to join me? I really need some girl talk right about now." She practically pleaded towards Johanna, walking towards the back and waving for Johanna to follow her out of the backdoor.

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Valerie Alastair
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Valerie took a seat on the booth, putting her bags on the floor. From what the faerie could see, with Sydney and Axel preoccupied with their own problems, she would not be getting that tea anytime soon. But no matter, she had eaten and her pains could be sedated for a while longer. Plus, she would be going out tonight. That gave her enough time to converse with the vampires that had gathered. Her eyes flickered towards Ivan for a moment. She had seen him around, that was for sure, but she had spoken to Ember, who had been here for only half a year, possibly more times than she had seen the male. She supposed their circles just never mixed, but this might be a good situation to make the connection.

Her gaze turned back to Ember, who had just asked about her whereabouts. She was right, it was Saturday, Valerie's holy day for partying, where she could go to the city and get her dose of humans. In that way, faeries and vampires were similar-- they both relied more heavily on humans than the werewolf counterparts.

"I'm afraid humans by day are just not that... entertaining," Valerie said with a small smirk. "The best ones always come out at night. Liquor just seems to have that effect on them, you know? It's a shame you can't accompany me."

Valerie had never told anyone about her going out to "feast" on humans, of course. She had gone out clubbing with Poppy before, but her way of feeding was much more subtle than that of a vampire. A kiss would do and, if she controlled herself, no one around would even notice. The liquor helped with an impaired memory and the clubbing, well, it was just fun. Of course, the beneficiary effects for her did not come in full when she didn't go all the way, but she was alive now thanks to her life here and she couldn't risk it.

"It's a relief to know that I'm not the only one feeling this tension this tension," she said, turning to Ivan for a moment. "It definitely kills the family diner vibe."

"It seems like the werewolves are having a little get together..." said, looking over at Sydney, who was exiting the diner with a worried-looking werewolf behind her, "Probably not too happy to know that Albrecht is back."

Her comments were rather light, but she honestly was not happy with what she felt would go down. With Albrecht signing up as a candidate for the upcoming elections, it was clear he was ready to lead again. She didn't know how the werewolves felt about him, but she could only guess there was still resentment in their hearts. Plus, she enjoyed the peace and quiet she had found at Bellingstone. With the scandal of the mayor and what she would only guess would be a scandalous election, she was quite displeased that the unwelcomed visitor had chosen such a time to return.

With that, she let out a small sigh. "So, what have you been up to, love? she said, looking at Ember. "I can only guess you were trying to... cheer up Sydney and Axel during these stressful times?" she added with a small chuckle. No matter the situation present, Valerie was always amused by the vampire's mischiveous objectives. For her, it always managed to lighten up her day.