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Brink Orpheus

"I'm the owner and ring master... If you have a problem... I guess you come to me."

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a character in “Cirque Du Soir”, as played by CookieCupcake

Description

Name:

Stage Name:
The Ring Master

Age:
18

Gender:
Male

Role:
Normal and The Ring master

Blood Type:
A+

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Eye Color:
Black

Hair Color:
Blonde

Dressing Style:
He tends to wear allot of red and black mainly things that are sleek or strange for the time.

Weight:
160 pounds

Height:
6'0

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Likes:
Night, Full moons, Silence, Roses, Pie, Cats.

Dislikes:
Sun in his eyes, Clowns, Creepy music.

Habits:
He tends to wanna rescue everyone who is smaller then him so flips out each time he see's the acrobats doing there thing.

Crush:
N/A he is also Bisexual

Personality:
Quiet and reserved is the best way to describe him he doesn't talk much and is fairly laid back. His calm and reserved exterior as well as his uncaring cold gaze make most people scared of him... But believe it or not Brink is actually quite sweet and has the whole prince mod implanted in his brain he can't help but wanna protect everyone smaller then him not because he automatically thinks there weak but simply because he finds small things to be so cute he just can't really stop himself.

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Skills:
He is more of an announcer then anything but he does perform tricks with knives to entertain the audience during longer then needed intervals.

Family:
Parents - Dead
Cousin - Alive

History:
There's not much to tell. Brink was born and raised in the circus and unlike his parents was a normal. He has always been good at knife tricks but because of his duty to the circus never really performs just runs things. He's always felt like an outcast by his parent's because of being normal and he felt normal society did not like him either. This made Brink recede into a quiet reserved shell where he learned and devoted all of his time to the circus and to protecting everyone. He lost one of his eyes actually protecting someone during a small incident a few years back with the stage collapsing.

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So begins...

Brink Orpheus's Story

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Character Portrait: Nixie Blue Character Portrait: Brink Orpheus

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Brink Orpheus

Brink woke up and exited his caravan. They had recently set themselves up next to a large town and as they usually did they would stay several nights until they felt it was time to move on. Originally Brink's parent's only stayed for two days but Brink found the Circus was more successful if they stayed 3 or 4 days giving everyone the time to rest and perform at least once... As well as there to be enough time for the very few rides they offered to be set up.

Running a hand through his messy blonde hair Brink blinked and looked around. Soon night would be hear and the performers would wake up and get ready this meant they would need food. Poking his head back into the caravan to wake up Nixie, Brink noticed his cousin was not in the small nest like bed she normally set up in her corner of the caravan. If she was not here then that meant she was already making breakfast. Well it would be dinner for most people but because the people at the circus worked on a backward schedule they normally ate breakfast or soup for dinner then stayed awake ate again at morning slept then during the day they might eat again but this was rare.

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Nixie Blue

Nixie yawned sleepily as she forked off the bacon into a large plate. She was one of the few people at the circus who did most of the work work, luckily she'd been spared from running a food stall. She fed the animals, cooked the meals, helped set up shows tents and was one of the people who barely slept. Yet the wing headed girl was so use to her strange schedule that she barely noticed her lack of sleep. Nixie looked over the plates piled with food set up along the large table. She hoped there would be enough for everyone. She'd prepared french toast several omelets pile upon pile of bacon waffles toast and various other eggs cooked in different ways.

Yawning heavily Nixie turned back to the kitchen. She'd make a few more omelets she knew how much everyone enjoyed them... yes just a few more then she would help set up the acts anything to help... Anything to help. Nixie's head wings perked up a little. She had to get her mind of the ideas of her family and being adopted by Brink thinking of that either made her very sad or very optimistic today the memory of her parents hate was making her sad but she refused to be down on a day like today! There would be some many great performances and if she did all her chores maybe she could catch one of two maybe all of them! Nixie despite not being a performer herself loved just watching yes that was good enough for her.

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Character Portrait: Callus Makara "Makra" Character Portrait: Nixie Blue Character Portrait: Brink Orpheus Character Portrait: Derrick Cartner Character Portrait: Lenka Paris

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Brink Orpheus

Brink was wandering about when he spotted Callus his friend. "Up early Callus?" Brink strode toward the man and blinked. His friend was unlike himself what they called a freak personally though Brink thought he was cool and fascinating and interesting but mostly he just saw Callus as a good friend he could actually talk to instead of like with everyone where he had to answer there questions approve things and well was seen as a boss not friend. Well there was always Nixie but him and his cousin had a very odd relationship he would worry about her and protect her and she despite her blatant innocence would somehow end up in some situation where she would nearly kill herself. Brink rubbed his temples at the thought of Nixie she was more helpful then disastrous but either way it was stressful...

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Nixie Blue:

Nixie was busy focusing on making food when she was greeted by Lenka, and jumped a little in shock luckily she'd not hurt herself. Nixie turned and waved at the girl before turning back right as she was about to grab the pan another voice jumped in causing Nixie to jump she was never the most alert. This time however her small jump caused her to move her small hand and burn it on the pan. Immediately Nixie bit down on her tongue so as not to yelp in pain. Instead she walked over calmly to the sink and ran cold water on the burn she always carried band-aid's as this was a regular occurrence.

Nixie looked over at Derrick and smiled her head wing's fluttering in both a form of annoyance and embarrassment at him calling her dear and love."Hi and no thank you really I'm fine I have everything ready I was just making a few more things... I always worry that everyone doesn't get enough." Nixie turned back and looked at her red burnt finger she would leave it under the water only a little longer. "Oh if there's anything specific you two want I'd gladly make it! After all I still have some time." Nixie's bright red eye's shimmered and her white little wings twitched and moved on there own accord reflecting her mood which at the moment was a strange mixture of pain, happiness and over all naive-ness to the obvious awkward tension in the room. Of course she could not feel it. Nixie believed everyone liked each other at the circus and each person was so unique the strange girl could not help but admire them all in some way.

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Character Portrait: Callus Makara "Makra" Character Portrait: Brink Orpheus

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"Up early Callus?" Brink, someone Callus considered a friend, had just approached him. Callus didn't very much think his own name was appropriate, since 'callus' didn't mean anything as far as he knew, but he couldn't do anything about it. "I'm not used to the schedule yet." He admitted. He probably should have been used to it, but he was just not a normal person. "You look stressed," He started, "are you holding up well?" He asked, sitting down on the floor. He could attempt simple small talk, but that would probably not work, and he guessed that Brink would enjoy talking about himself more.

The wind made a strange noise as it went around his horns, but he had gotten used to the noise quite a while ago. He pulled back his hair with his hands, a half-hearted attempt to straighten it. The attempt didn't do anything other than provide Callus with something to do. God, was his hair annoying to take care of. He decided that he would no longer care for it, not that he could if he wanted to. His piercingly purple eyes were focused on Brink, as to not appear rude. Callus resisted the urge to touch his scars quite well, not even showing a bit of tension in his body.

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Character Portrait: Callus Makara "Makra" Character Portrait: Nixie Blue Character Portrait: Brink Orpheus Character Portrait: Derrick Cartner Character Portrait: Alynna "Risque"  Silverkin Character Portrait: Lenka Paris

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Brink Orpheus

Brink laughed gently. "I'm only stressed because of Nixie... She's been wild as ever lately." Brink looked over at his friend and chuckled lightly as he messed around with his hair. "I think we should get food into you so you actually have energy to deal with the large amounts of people who will be drawn to your ever amazing show my friend." Brink ran a hand through his hair once again. He may have offered the food as a suggestion but really he was prepared to not give his friend a choice in the matter.

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Nixie Blue

Nixie was starting to feel over-whelmed as people stepped in and out of the kitchen doing there own thing and eating. To be honest the wind headed girl was not sure how to deal with it all and was about to tend to everyone when Derrick called back her attention by pulling her hand out from under the water. She winced when he kissed it but that was soon forgotten when he apologized. "Oh no need Derrick It's my fault for not being aware of everything this morning." When he insisted on making it up to her, she flapped her head wings wildly and flailed. "No n-no! It's my job to take care of everyone I don't wanna burden you..." She paused. Derrick was fairly new and with all the errands she'd had to run lately she had not had time to actually see Derrick's performance. Huffing so as not to see like she was giving in to the boy she looked away. "But I guess if you insist... Then I hope to maybe catch your performance but aside that I forbid you going out of your way!" Nixie's head wing's opened widely to show that would be where she draws the line.

Nixie looked around at everyone else in the kitchen. "Brink is still busy I think or asleep... Oh I forgot about fruit! Oh Lenka Alynna everyone I'm sorry!" Nixie ran over to the fridge and opened it pulling out various fruits. "Ah... We only have some apples and peaches..." Nixie sighed and crossed her arms. "I hope you guys don't mind apples and peaches she smiled awkwardly making a mental note to talk to Brink later about going into town... They probably needed some meat as well for the lions and other animals. Maybe she would stay awake after the night and go into town she would end up dead tired but she could always catch up on sleep later.

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Character Portrait: Callus Makara "Makra" Character Portrait: Brink Orpheus

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Callus smiled calmly, relieved that there wasn't anything too serious wrong with his friend. "I guess I don't have very much of a choice." He held his hands up in mock surrender. "You'd probably force feed me if I tried resisting." He joked, not sure if his friend actually would do that. He gently touched the top of his right horn, making a bit of blood come out of his finger. Yep, his horns were as sharp as ever. He could probably use them as a weapon, an inconvenient one at that. "I hope I don't pass out while in the middle of the show, that would be embarrassing." He had before passed out, but that was when he was just starting out in the circus. He had built up stamina since then, and he was fairly confident that he wouldn't exhaust himself.

Living in the circus wasn't so bad. Sure, he was a freak, but it was better than being a lab rat. His horns were sensitive, which was a reason for him not letting people touch them. He stood up, his tall stature clearly visible. He was beginning to resemble his father, mostly in appearance. He rarely talked about his family, preferring to keep his past a secret. Most signs of his normal self disappeared when asked a question, replaced by a violent and cold-hearted jerk.

"I'm going to eat now. I don't want you forcing me to eat." He joked, still unsure if his friend actually would force-feed him. He began walking in the direction he thought the kitchen was in. He just hoped he wasn't by chance heading to the lion's den. Big predatory animals tended to stay away from Callus, thinking of him as a monster-like creature. He probably resembled some species that died out a long time ago.

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Character Portrait: Callus Makara "Makra" Character Portrait: Brink Orpheus Character Portrait: Alynna "Risque"  Silverkin Character Portrait: Lenka Paris

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Brink Orpheus

Brink watched Callus walk off to get 'food'. Your going the wrong way genius! The blonde huffed before forcibly picking up Callus and swinging him up and over his shoulder. "And your right I will force feed you no one in my Circus goes under fed then is forced to perform this includes you!" Brink carried Callus away until they reached there destination. Walking into the tent he smiled seeing his little cousin Nixie being her oblivious caring self and the others though he noticed a few were missing.

Brink gently plopped Callus down before forcing him to sit. "Now eat!" The words came out harsher then Brink intended this was... The norm for him the older boy could not help but always seem rude, uncaring, cold or scary. On several occasion's he'd asked Nixie to teach him to not be but it always resulted in his cousin just un-sure how to help.

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Nixie Blue

Nixie blinked as her cousin walked in and set down Callus. "BRINK!" Nixie's head wings opened widely. "Don't force the man to eat what if he's sick!" She huffed and crossed her arms only to have Brink stare at her. "If he was sick then food would give him strength." Nixie faltered at his remark. "Well! In any case Miss Alynna was looking for you!" Huffing annoyed by her defeat Nixie crossed her arms annoyed her cheek's bright red and her red eyes looking in any way that was not making contact with her older cousin's only gray eye.

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Character Portrait: Callus Makara "Makra" Character Portrait: Nixie Blue Character Portrait: Brink Orpheus Character Portrait: Lenka Paris

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Synthia woke up sleepy eyes under a tree, she had fallen asleep watching the sun-rise again, she stood up sore and pulled her knives out of the tree. She had been practicing for her show, she usually did that after catching a glimpse of the other performances she always loved that. She stretched out and carefully put her knives in a little pouch she had. She could smell Nixie's omelets, she loved thoughs so she followed the scent all the way to the kitchen. hesitantly sticking her head in and saw Brinks, standing next to Callus and Nixie was in the kitchen with Lenka looking through the cupboards. She bite her lip and walked in quietly and sat down and grabbed on of the plates, she stared down at the food she looked at Callus. His horns always fascinated her, she always thought they were real even though she heard people say they weren't she never really asked him about them though. She looked at Nixie and than at Brink she wondered why they were acting like this so early in the morning, she would listen and wonder about it until they said something. Barely whispering "good morning" she wondered where everyone else is, Julius might be sleeping in the Lions den again, Derrick was probably annoying someone as usual.

She grabbed a fork and set it next to her plate, than smelled the food it smelled really good it made her stomach growl even. She didn't eat the night before and she saw Brink give other people a hard time about eating afterwards, she wondered if he noticed that she didn't eat anything. Probably not, she usually kept to herself because no one would really talk to her.

pulling out a knife and used a cloth she had in her pocket and started polishing it, when it shone and shined some light in her eye she blinked and put it back in her pocket. She loved polishing her knives even though she ran out of shiner and was scared to ask Brink to get her some more, his cold demeanor sometimes sent a shiver down her spine.

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Character Portrait: Callus Makara "Makra" Character Portrait: Nixie Blue Character Portrait: Brink Orpheus Character Portrait: Ash'waren Shagress Character Portrait: Synthia, Fiora

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Ash wasn't one for staying around people for long. Usually enough to get what she needed or listen in on what was going on and leave before anything way a miss. However, the smell of the food made her stomach protest her wandering. She looked behind her, watching her smaller kin stop behind her. She smiled to herself, turning around to lower herself and greet them. "Go see what the others are doing. I'll be back in a little bit." She said as they seemed to raise their front legs at her and scatter to different parts of the carnival as they usually did.

She wandered into the tent, scittering in carefully as she tried to not get in the way of anyone for the moment. She tilted her head to the side, seeing Brink trying to force Callus to eat. Not that this was uncommon to her, but started to pace a bit. "M-Morning Brink. M-morning Nixie." She studdered, fidgeting her front legs a bit out of nervousness. It was well known that Ash wasn't the most socially adept out of everyone in the troop, but at least she tried in some cases rather than just staying in the back.

The food smelled like heaven, thought chairs where not. She simply lowered herself at the table and began to eat, watching the others as she tapped at the ground with her legs. Synthia was polishing her knife again, Callus...she wasn't all to sure and Nixie looking defeated from what she assumed was an earlier argument with Blink. She shrugged at bit, looking to eat as quickly as her she could without choking again.

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Character Portrait: Nixie Blue Character Portrait: Brink Orpheus Character Portrait: Alynna "Risque"  Silverkin

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Alynna grabbed an apple. "Apples are my favourite anyway Nix." She'd say before taking a bite out of it, letting the juice drip on her chin. Derrick leaving didn't bother her, they weren’t best friends, but they weren’t exactly friends anyway. Though she did enjoy seeing his performance, the way he charmed the snakes. Sometimes she wished she could do something with charming animals or taming big cats, but her role was important... she was supposed to keep the crowd believing in magic, in miracles...also make them believe in taking Risks. Maybe that's how she got her stage name? She'd shrug off the thoughts seeing Brink.

Putting down the apple, she'd half eaten, she wiped the juice off her face with her sleeve. Not very lady like, but she really didn't care. "Ah... yes.. Brink, I was looking for you... its about my performance... I have a little more for my finale." She'd give a very sweet smile, her green eyes glowing with pride, and a bunch of ideas. "I'm going to need Julius's help, and he's already agreed to helping me... I just need your permission and some birds." She'd chuckle, knowing that would get his attention.

After speaking her little speech, she picked the apple back up and polished it off. Looking at the fruit once more she'd shake her head, and grab a peach. "We need oranges, and bananas. That's where I get my vitamin C and Potassium." She was a nerd when it came to vitamins. It's how she made sure she got enough nutrients so Brink didn't force her to eat Eggs or Meat.

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Character Portrait: Nixie Blue Character Portrait: Brink Orpheus Character Portrait: Mia & Maya Gold Character Portrait: Alynna "Risque"  Silverkin

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Maya sighed, laying down the soft, silver brush she was using to brush Mia's hair and turned to face her conjoined twin.
"Where do you reckon everyone is?" She asked in her soft, gentle voice which was, the complete opposite to her twin's.
Mia shrugged her single shoulder and gestured to say she was standing up, "Let's go find them, 'eh?"
Maya obliged, standing at the same time as her sister and deciding against arguing with her - although she really didn't want to leave the room, her shyness was embarrassing and yet Mia seemed to not acknowledge that.

Mia led the way, out of their very own colourful caravan and down the steps, after walking around for a little Mia spotted Risque, Brink and Nixie.
Pulling them over to the other acts, Mia smiles and then turns to Brink and begins talking - After Risque had finished.
"Our song for tonight is cleared, right?" She asks, her smile bright, as if her and her sister were only singers - Not siamese 'freaks'.
Her eyes sparkle as she thinks about the fire and craziness that was involved in her and her sister's performances; a lot of people think their show could potentially be boring, if only they know, the Darling Duo always go out with a bang.

Maya shifted her balance, looking at the ground. She was never the outgoing one, that was for Mia, Maya was the quiet, shy one that stays in the background (or as far as she can go into the background will being a conjoined twin) and yet when she got on stage - All her fears just melt away and she is just...Normal, a normal human singer, not some freak people pay to see because she's attached to someone else.
Snapping out of her thoughts, Maya looks up at the small group and smiles a little at them all, happy that at least Nixie was there - She seemed the nicest to be honest and yet, Maya still couldn't bring up the courage to even hold a conversation with her.

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Character Portrait: Callus Makara "Makra" Character Portrait: Nixie Blue Character Portrait: Brink Orpheus Character Portrait: Ash'waren Shagress Character Portrait: Mia & Maya Gold Character Portrait: Alynna "Risque"  Silverkin Character Portrait: Synthia, Fiora

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Brink Orpheus

Brink ran a hand through his hair and listened as people began to ask questions... "Alynna..." Brink's tone was it's cold serious-self when he stared at the girl. "I'm fine with you performing I know your capable... But... Just be careful." Brink touched his eye patch. "Even someone who thinks they know what there doing can end up hurt... I am all to aware of this." Brink let his hand drop from his eye patch and sighed. "You have my permission just take every safety precaution." More people were drifting in to eat... Well at least they were eating or sitting near food.

Brink finally directed his gaze to the twins Maya and Mia. They were kind girls and unlike most he wasn't bothered by the fact they were conjoined. He tried a smile but it came out awkward and strange as always... Brink was one of those people who only smiled rarely and forcing himself only made it weird. Finally he gave up and just nodded. "What would our Circus be without singers... Your tent for tonight was set up last night you should go there and make sure everything is as you need it."

Finally having taken care of the numerous questions tossed his way Brink looked over to everyone else and glared. "Nixie prepared this food now I expect it to be eaten and enjoyed! I have enough issue's to attend without the health of my friends being on my mind." Brink gruffly crossed his arm before finally taking his own seat with a huff.

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Nixie Blue

Nixie watched Brink run a hand through his hair. Despite the fact her cousin looked annoyed or stressed Nixie knew from experience that wasn't the case. Brink just wasn't any good at socializing each time he did he sounded like an army general or a murderer. Of course alone in there caravan that wasn't the case mainly because her older cousin would try and treat her like a princess much to her dismay. I mean when she was younger it was pleasant but now a days being forced to sit in a chair why your cousin picked out your clothes and cleaned your feathers was just annoying.

Nixie barely heard Alynna say something about other fruit. "I-I'm sorry I normally don't let the fruit supply get this low... Il head into town after the circus closes up and get some fruit... Maybe I could even get some papaya's or pineapples." Nixie felt embarrassed as if she'd been caught not doing her job. And all for the sake of fruit. Nixie looked around her cooking duties were done for now everyone was eating or sitting at the table even Ash had come out of her hiding place. Nixie jumped toward the older half spider lady and wrapped her arms around her. "Good morning Ash! I think you needed a hug so tada!" Nixie now feeling accomplished flapped her little head wings that was until she noticed the clock... And realized she was late doing her other chores! Wide eye'd she quickly said her goodbyes said why she was leaving and ran out of the main tent trying to think about what she had to do first!

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Character Portrait: Callus Makara "Makra" Character Portrait: Nixie Blue Character Portrait: Brink Orpheus Character Portrait: Ash'waren Shagress Character Portrait: Synthia, Fiora

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Callus blushed a bit, his cheeks turning slightly purple. He had a habit of getting lost at the worst times, it was almost comical. He wondered how Brink managed to carry him, but he decided to not ask. Questions were quite annoying. He laughed nervously.

He simply smiled when Brink told him to eat, trying to hold back a laugh as he watched the two cousins argue light-heartedly. He enjoyed speaking to most of the people at the circus, there being a few exceptions of course. He noticed Synthia coming in, but he didn't appear to. He had before been acused of having 'fake horns', but he didn't care. People could check for themselves if they truly wanted to be sure his horns were real, but he wasn't going to promise that he wouldn't punch them. He noticed Ash, but he didn't make any noticeable expressions. He looked down at the plate in front of him, wondering how it had gotten there. Had he put it there? Probably. He decided that he would try socializing with the others more, since he had rarely spoken to them. It wasn't that he was shy, he just rarely had any time to speak to others, and most people tended to stray from the horned demon-looking creature. He didn't blame those who called him a demon, and considering his past, this was as good a term as any to define him.

He wondered what had Nixie flustered, but he knew it was probably something little and important to her. He began eating carefully and methodically, appearing to for some reason, have impeccable manners. His purple scars were beginning to show through his face-paint, but he didn't notice. He had been fairly certain that he covered his scars completely. He ate with his unnervingly sharp teeth, his knecklace ratttling slightly as he ate. Most of his past was a mystery, including his knecklace, scars, and family.

He honestly didn't know what to do. He could prepare for his show, but that would be easy and take little time. He could try talking to one of the other performers or workers, but he doubted any of them were free.

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Character Portrait: Callus Makara "Makra" Character Portrait: Nixie Blue Character Portrait: Brink Orpheus Character Portrait: Ash'waren Shagress

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Synthia managed to say fare-well to Nixie before she ran off, after giving a hug to Ash she pushed her plate away from herself a bit. She laid out 10 of her knives carefully. She carefully polished each one, she liked trying to hit small targets from a long distance away, it was a talent of hers. She would ask the audience if anyone had an object even a bit of food or a fork and she would hit any part of it that the person who offered it up allowed her to hit. If someone wanted her to hit between their fingers she wouldn't let them but every now and than she would allow them but she would get them to be very still. She did not want anyone them to get hurt or anything so she would make sure that they were absoloutly sure they wanted her to. Looking at Brink as he sat down, she wanted to see Risque's performance now, her food smelled good but she wanted to finish polishing her knives.

"So, how did everyone sleep?" in a voice that was just barely above a whisper, she wondered if they would ignore the question. Finishing up polishing her knives. Putting them back in the leather pouch and than tieing it up to her belt carefully so they would not fall out. She looked up at Callus and than at Brink, she thought that he was soft sometimes but he acted cold but his cold exterior made it hard to tell. She still wasn't yet used to life in the circus even though she had grown up with it, but she was glad that she found some-place to show her talents to other people.

She had a small soft smile on her face as she gave people when she tried to have a conversation, she wanted to get to know theses people better. So starting a conversation seemed best way to do just that.

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Character Portrait: Callus Makara "Makra" Character Portrait: Brink Orpheus Character Portrait: Ash'waren Shagress Character Portrait: Synthia, Fiora

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Ash blinked at being hugged out of no where, not used to the feeling of it at all. She tensed up as bit, the chitlin that covered her legs making an aduble noise from them scraping together. She watched callus, mostly in fasinasion really. Most couldn't say that her body was the work of some extensive surgeries, so she kinda felt bad for callus in a way. Part of her always wanted to take a quick tug at them, but that would be rude in most cases and she wouldn't want someone putting on her legs to see if they were real.

She continued eating, mostly the eggs and meat but wrapped the fruit up in her silk for later. She looked around again at the others. Nixie had run off to the main tent and the others seemed to either be eating or milling around the place. She could see some of her spiders milling around the opening or following people, and started to wonder if any others were hanging around anyone else that she hadn't seen all day. Then again, her web covered caravan was the hub of news, most of it day to day things.

She tapped her front legs in thought, weaving her silk in to a a sort of very fine knit as she looked around a little. "Still need to figure out what I wanna do for the show...see if burtha and Lilith are up for it this time." She muttered to herself as the knit started to grow in shape.

She perked up a bit, hearing the question at hand. "I slept ok...a bit chilly but ok." she said, her knitting growing in size.

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Character Portrait: Brink Orpheus Character Portrait: Alice Darkwood

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|Alice "Kitten" Darkwood|


Alice woke up with a kitten-like yawn from the top of a tree branch. She looked down curiously and looked up at the sky. 'Nya~, what a nice day it is today!' Leaping down gracefully, she landed on her hands and feet with cat-like reflexes. Her stomach rumbled loudly, as she thought to herself, 'Food...'

She walked calmly and silently to where everyone else was having breakfast and looked around. Smiling to herself, she realized how fun and interesting everyone looked. Alice turned and kept looking for the ringmaster, Brink. 'Where is he?' Soon enough, she found him and sat on the ground near him. "Good morning Brink! It's such a lovely day today, right?" Alice laid on the ground and started stretching, embracing her mutated cat-human self. 'Today is going to be an amazing day!'

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Character Portrait: Brink Orpheus Character Portrait: Alynna "Risque"  Silverkin Character Portrait: Julius Barker Character Portrait: Alice Darkwood Character Portrait: Moshe Fairview

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Moshe purred happily as he got scratched. "I hope so.." He'd murmur before turning to stalk off to the breakfast caravan. "Hope they have steak cooked." He'd mutter softly to himself, his fluffy black tail twitching slightly. As the wind picked up he sniffed a familiar presence. Running into a straight jog, he'd look behind him making sure that Alynna couldn't see him before he transformed into his small tiger form. Giving a playful roar, he'd go and nuzzle Brink playfully before giving Alice a playful swat. If he could he'd hop up in her lap and give her a few playful licks before hoping up to jump on Brink's shoulder, plopping himself down, and stretching across Brinks shoulders, a purr rumbling deep from his throat.

He closed his eyes and would just lay there, his tail twitching casually. Seems tonight would be fun.

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Opening her eyes she saw that Moshe had ran off, but Mosh was with the group of boys. Shaking her head, she'd run out of the lake, grabbing her cloak, she'd wrap it around her body. "Julius!" She'd scream, running her feet bare with only her cloak wrapped around her. "Have you seen Moshe? I think... he ran off or something." Her green eyes were wide and full of concern, she loved that kitten to death. It was the only thing she considered family. She'd take a few deep breaths, she wouldn't be able to focus tonight without her kitten. Her aqua hair dripped around her, framing her face, accenting her cheeks, and showing the subtle differences between her eyes and hair colour. "Oh... Brink gave us the ok...for tonight." She'd add on before she forgot. She'd bite her lip, her eyes still scanning for the little black kitten. She wasn't embarrassed with being only in her cloak, that only covered her top, and barley covered her thighs. She knew Julius wouldn't be interested in her like that.

"Have you seen him?" She'd ask her voice full of urgency. "I know we gotta preform soon, but... without that kitten... I can't."

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Character Portrait: Brink Orpheus Character Portrait: Derrick Cartner Character Portrait: Alynna "Risque"  Silverkin Character Portrait: Julius Barker Character Portrait: Alice Darkwood Character Portrait: Moshe Fairview

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Alynna narrowed her eyes at Derrick, but refused to engage in a battle of wits with him. She was the furthest thing from a whore. "See how you feel should all your snakes disappear." She'd say coolly, before turning on her heel and walking off. She knew Derrick had a crush on Julius, but she wasn't that harsh to say anything. Wonder if Julius knows... The thought passed through her head, wondering if Julius even went that way. She'd give a wave to Julius, "Later Leo..." she called out, because if it wasn't him, she'd probably act cold hearted and get in a shouting contest with Derrick. She'd reach the lake and quickly get dressed in her costume for the night. Mosh was the one who picked it out for her, and she did like how it looked on her. It complimented her curves nicely, and didn't reveal too much, but just enough to keep the men in the crowd attentive to her. Wrapping the damp cloak around her neck, she'd walk off to go to the Big Top.
Walking in the breakfast caravan, she made a detour to grab some more fruit for later, during practice.
In her anger, she didn't realize that she bumped shoulders with Brink. "Oh! Brink! I'm so sorry!" She'd squeak out as the cloak (that was loosly tied anyway) slipped from around her neck and onto the ground. Seems that the nudge gave the cloak the tug it needed to fall off. The tiger around his shoulders would give out a loud growl reminding Alynna there was an animal around Brink's shoulders. She'd blush slightly, she hated revealing her outfits before the show... it was just a bit embarrassing.

"Still... so super sorry..." She'd give a polite wave to Alice and motioned to her outfit
"What do you think? Good for tonight's show?" She'd ask, happy that this outfit went well with her hair color, seems she always wore black and silver because that was all that she thought went with it.

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Character Portrait: Brink Orpheus Character Portrait: Ash'waren Shagress Character Portrait: Alynna "Risque"  Silverkin

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Synthia smiled at Ash "good to hear, and yeah last night was a bit chilly, I got goosebumps all over from dozing off under a tree" she leaned back in her chair a bit. One of the legs breaking she fell back eyes going wide tried to grab the counter but her attempt failed hugely, she hit her head on something. As well as hitting her head on the ground she blinked a few times to get rid of the stars floating around her head and sat up and picked up the chair. She moved it and grabbed a different chair sitting back down when Alynna walked in bumping into Brink, rubbing the back off her head looking at her outfit. It seemed just like her and looked nice on her as well "nice outfit Alynna" she looked down at the counter where her food was. She didn't want to start eating it anymore, she was hungry sure but she wasn't sure if she wanted to until her performance was done. Which reminded her she wanted to ask Alynna if she wanted to do something in her performance. She needed someone pretty to be her assistant, looking up at Alynna "Alynna, I wanted to ask if when you are done with your performance if you would like to be my assistant I need someone really pretty to be part of it. Your not scared of knives are you?" she felt a little bit dizzy but she knew taking a small walk outta fix it real quick. She wonder if Alynna would ignore her until she finished talking to Brink, she hadn't meant to talk right after but she didn't hear her. She only knew she had after she spoke, looking at Brink quickly with the tiger around his shoulders, she wondered when it got there.

Looking back at Alynna her expression was like a hopeful child, she really wanted Alynna to be part of her act because than people might look more to see if the pretty person got hurt. She had enough confidence in her skills that she wouldn't hurt Alynna, it was the reason for practicing so late without giving time for dinner in the morning. She was used to the schedule already for the circus, had been used to it for years because of how long she had been part of it.

Firmly holding onto the counter again so she wouldn't fall again, she wouldn't be surprised if Alynna said no to it not many people liked having knives thrown in their direction. She looked down as if knowing Alynna's answer, wondering why she even bothered to ask, she sat in her chair perfectly still and than held her head just a bit. Looking down at the table, she sighed and saw one of her knives had fallen out of her pouch seeing as she was clumsy with everything else a bit except when she was preforming. Onstage was like feeling true bliss over and over, leaning over she grabbed her kinfe quickly wipped off the diry and put it in her pouch with the others.

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Character Portrait: Brink Orpheus Character Portrait: Derrick Cartner Character Portrait: Alynna "Risque"  Silverkin Character Portrait: Julius Barker

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Leo. Julius huffed slightly at the use of his nickname as he walked away, a pout briefly present on his face before it disappeared into his default relaxed expression. Allyana just had to have the last word, didn't she(this was, of course, ignoring the fact that he'd tried so desperately to get in the last word this morning)? Derrick was light on his shoulder, not much of a nuisance for the lion tamer to cart around. Well, at least after he'd stopped his feeble struggling and accepted the fact that, yes, he was catching a ride on the Julius train.

"Considering you're the reason my pants are wet right now, your sassy pants can deal with it," He retorted, but in a good natured way, adjusting Derrick into a better position over his shoulder. There was, luckily enough, no one outside right now, or at least in the general vicinity. Well, it may not have been lucky for other people because they must have been quite an amusing sight, the soaked lion tamer carrying around the almost equally soaked at this point young snake charmer. Still, the scene- albeit normally without either of them wet- had become a sadly almost frequent sight since Derrick had joined Cirque du Soir. It had all begun on one of those early days in his career as a snake tamer when Derrick had found himself embroiled in a fight with a fellow circus member- Julius had never learned what had started the fight and, honestly, didn't care to- that was flirting dangerously close to becoming physical when the lion tamer had simply picked him up and carried him off. Oh, Derrick had whined at first, had demanded to be put down, but, really, it was his own fault. It wasn't like Julius liked doing it just because it was fun and slightly hilarious- okay, that was partially it, but Derrick didn't really need to know that.

"You should be afraid. I probably taste awful," He hummed, shivering involuntarily when Derrick's breath ghosted across his neck and then again when his fangs lightly scraped the skin. It was easy to forget that he had those because, honestly, at this point in their odd friendship, so much more stood out about Derrick than just fangs or his ever present eyepatch(then again, after joining the circus, he'd met plenty of people with eyepatches Brink included). It was funny that, despite growing up where "normals" were, pardon the pun, strictly the norm, he'd found himself easily integrated into the circus were so-called freaks and normals cohabited without issue. That was probably because, he often admitted to himself, he was pretty strange himself.

The caravan was a welcome sight as he let Derrick wiggle safely out of his arms and followed him inside. He gave a little smile when Derrick flopped onto his bed, effectively messing up the made-up blankets, and made himself at home. Putting his dirty clothes on a little countertop to be dealt with later, he began going through his cupboards, picking out fresh and, thankfully, dry clothes. The request for a shirt did throw him for a bit of a loop, the image of Derrick practically dwarfed by one of his button-ups bringing barely suppressed laughter to his lips. The mention of how long it took Derrick to get dressed was too much and the laughter finally escaped his lips. Anyone who complained about their wife or sister taking too long to get dressed had obviously never had to wait on the young snake tamer.

"I'll see what I can find you," he promised before going back to rummaging through shelves until he found what he was looking for. It was, quelle surprise, one of his button-ups from a few years ago, a royal purple color that he hadn't had a chance to wear very often until, before he knew it, he'd outgrown it. It would still probably be a bit big on Derrick, but it was better than nothing, and in relatively good condition.

"Here we are," He said, holding it up triumphantly before passing it over to the boy occupying his bed. "I'll just be a minute, yeah?" With that, he slipped away to one of the corners to change. There wasn't much privacy, per say, in any of the caravans, but the propriety that had been drilled into his brain from day one up to year twelve had left its mark, demanding he at least make an attempt not to accidentally become an exhibitionist.

As promised, it didn't take more than a moment to change out of his soaking wet clothes and into dry replacements. He ran a hand through his tangle of curls, still damp after his little dip in the lake.

"Ready to go grab some breakfast?" His stomach rumbled in agreement with the sentiment.

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Character Portrait: Callus Makara "Makra" Character Portrait: Brink Orpheus Character Portrait: Ash'waren Shagress Character Portrait: Alynna "Risque"  Silverkin Character Portrait: Alice Darkwood Character Portrait: Stella Howards Character Portrait: Synthia, Fiora

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A soft moan escaped Stella's lips as her eyes adjusted to the dimly lit room. Waking up had always been a dread for the teenager, especially when she barely received any, like last night. She had had worse nights where she gotten none at all, and was barely able to stay awake while preforming. Gladly, she knew today wasn't one of those day. The thought of preforming caused Stella to jolt from her bed. Had the show already started? She was unaware of the time, and this made her skittish. Quickly throwing her normal attire on,-a tank top and a pair of leggings-she groped about for her hairbrush. The small, worn out brush glided through the upper half of her hair, but then refused to move through her knots. The bristles caught between the dead ends of white, tangled hair. Sighing, she took the ponytail on her wrist and wrapped it around her hair twice, creating a messy high ponytail. She'd deal with her hair right before the show.

By the time Stell had exited her sleeping area, she had been up for only a few minutes. The grogginess of sleeping had completely subsided, and her body was now alert. Her stomach seemed to be more alert than any part of her, considering its extremely loud and unnecessary grumbling. Placing her bony fingers on her abdomen, she made her way to the kitchen. Scents of breakfast wafted through the air, causing her mouth to water. Finally, when Stella had reached the caravan, she entered with a hop to her step. To the others, this was normal. From her third day here, Stella had always been so happy and upbeat, even though she felt like she was always dying. Over the years the dying feeling had diminished, and she was thankful.

As she neared the others already in there, she smiled. The company of others always made her happy. She would eventually greet them, but not before she got her food. Grabbing a plate, Stella piled on eggs and a few pieces of bacon, never forgetting about her daily pear. Then, when she had gotten all her needed items, she seated herself. Once she scanned the faces and saw who was in the room, her smile grew. "Hey guys," she greeted. It seemed as if others were having their own conversations, and Stella didn't mind not being talked to. As long as she said hello to everyone and wasn't alone, she was a-okay.

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Character Portrait: Nixie Blue Character Portrait: Brink Orpheus Character Portrait: Alynna "Risque"  Silverkin Character Portrait: Alice Darkwood Character Portrait: Moshe Fairview

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Brink Orpheus

Brink was eating when suddenly Alice plopped next to him and stretched. He blinked. "Umm... Alice?" He raised his eye brow un-sure what to do with her. Suddenly can go eat another purring fuzzy creature showed up this time claiming his shoulder. Brink smiled gently for once and pet the small fur ball on his shoulder. What could he say... Brink had always had a soft spot for anything small and cute... It was a horrible weakness.

Brink blinked when Alynna ran into him and dropped her cloak. "Here." He picked up the cloak and gave it to her silently. "Yes your outfit suit's you quite well for your show." Brink's voice did not hold much emotion then again it never did. Or not around people he wasn't yet accustom to. Picking up the feline off of his shoulder Brink nuzzled and pet it holding it in his arms tightly hiding his gleeful smile.

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Nixie Blue

Nixie had run out of the tent and was now heading toward the bird caravan. The birds did indeed have there own caravan as they had birds of all kind. Many of which were attracted to her, hence why she was one of the few people who actually cleaned there cages and let them out for there flight. Nixie jogged over to the caravan and pulled off the caravan's movable wall revealing all the cages there doors were open so the bird's could fly out. Nixie pulled open the first cage door most of the birds flew out but a few of them jumped onto her shoulder and head and cooed before calming down.

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Character Portrait: Brink Orpheus Character Portrait: Alynna "Risque"  Silverkin Character Portrait: Alice Darkwood

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Alice stood up from her spot and looked away, embarrassed of her behavior. "I'm sorry! I'm just embracing my catness..." She looked over at Alynna and waved happily. "Risque, that looks like a really cute outfit there!" She couldn't help but feel so happy and energized. "Hey Mosh!" Alice said, looking at the furry animal. "Let's play today! I wanna have fun!"

Alice starting rolling onto her back and began to paw at the cuter feline. 'He's so cute!'

(OOC: Sorry for the short post, I had to go for study hall...)

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Character Portrait: Brink Orpheus Character Portrait: Alynna "Risque"  Silverkin Character Portrait: Alice Darkwood Character Portrait: Synthia, Fiora Character Portrait: Moshe Fairview

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Hearing Synthia's proposal she'd grin, of course she'd love to do it! That is would Brink let her...? "Syn, sure! I'd love to be a part of your act" She'd pause and chuckle, "They don't call me Risque for nothin do they?" Thinking back on getting the 'boss's' permission she'd look down at Brink and add on, "Unless Brink would have a problem with us preforming together." She'd giggle and examine the girl fully. Certainly she was shy, but she didn't seem to act like it when she was in front of the crowd. Cracking her back a bit she'd adjust her corset. It seemed as if Brink weren’t really interested, his voice didn't show it. But then again that was Brink for you, showing little emotion in his voice. Her eyes would shift back over him and fully examine him. His Ebony black eyes would attract and make any girl fawn and melt over him? How come she didn't? Maybe because he was too different for her? Or were they similar in some ways? They both seemed to care about the small animals, but... there was something different about him, she didn't understand... why he seemed to put off a cold vibe. Shaking her train of thought she'd look back at everyone giving them a warm smile. "Let's have a grand show... whataya say?" She'd ask everyone shifting in her outfit, glad that Brink had given her the cloak back. Gently taking it out of his hand's she'd wrap it around her shoulders once more, making sure it was secure and wouldn't fall off once more.

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Meowing he'd paw at Alice, of course he wanted to play, but right at the moment he liked the attention he was getting from Brink. looking up at him with his bright blue tiger eyes he'd lick the man's cheek. His tail flicking left and right, noticing the small smile he had on his face. It was rare for Moshe to see Brink smile, and he thought Brink looked sorta cute with the grin. Carefully he placed his paw upon the man's cheek and reached up to nuzzle his nose. Purring rumbling deep within Moshe's chest, made him feel pretty proud of himself. He'd look back at Alynna, and give a mental chuckle, She was daring, and her performance tonight would be amazing...he just knew of it. Now if only he could be the dangerous panther being tamed by Julius tonight, everything would be set. He'd be in the spotlight with Julius, and not in the background with Alynna. Not that he didn't mind being with Alynna in her performances, but he wanted to be in the spotlight... once... just once. Turning his attention back on Brink he'd snuggle close to the man's chest and close his eyes, glad that he was getting all the attention in the world.

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Character Portrait: Brink Orpheus Character Portrait: Alynna "Risque"  Silverkin Character Portrait: Alice Darkwood Character Portrait: Synthia, Fiora Character Portrait: Moshe Fairview

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Brink Orpheus

Brink was holding Moshe close and petting him loosing his interest in those around him. He faintly registered Alynna and Synthia's question. Blinking he looked back up his face going back to it's neutral expression his dark eye staring at Alynna. "Sure... Just as I said before... Don't get hurt." Brink closed his eye's for a moment trying to resist the urge to touch his eye-patch at the memories. "Also make sure that you taking on all of this won't wear you out... Nothing is worse then me having to see friends so worn out... Besides were here for a few days..." Brink picked up a piece of bacon and ate it enjoying the food his cousin had cooked.

Brink went back to holding and petting Moshe holding the cute purring ball of fur carefully and gently to his chest. This would surprise most as Brink was normally seen lugging around crates. His gruffness did not help. Brink smirked and his eyes warmed as he dangled and wiggled his fingers up and above the feline to amuse him. "Kitty..." Brink's voice slipped and instead of coming out in it's normal emotionless tone it was softer and actually held some form of emotion though Brink was sure Nixie would just pop out of the woodwork to point it out and embarrass him she was indeed gone and out of sight. Much to Brink's relief...

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Character Portrait: Brink Orpheus Character Portrait: Mia & Maya Gold Character Portrait: Alynna "Risque"  Silverkin Character Portrait: Stella Howards

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Stella had been fully absorbed in her food when the conjoined twins sat themselves at the table. The change caused the elastic girl to look up, and smile when Maya, the shyer of the two, greeted her back. Her voice was almost inaudible, but Stella managed to catch what she had said. To be quite frank, Stella had always been a tad envious of Maya. Her calm, shy demeanor was somewhat cute, like that of a scared puppy's. Of course, that was as far as the paper thin girl would go on about others. She was indeed entitled to her opinions, but she never dared to share them. Around the circus, she was known as friendly and upbeat, not judgmental and such. Judging physical appearances was something she would never dare to utter. Considering what she looked like, she had no room to talk.

When her eyes landed back on her half-eaten meal, Stella quickly finished what remained of the fluffy eggs. After, she went onto her bacon, which seemed to melt under her tongue. Alynna's voice seemed to snap Stella out of her thoughts, even though she wasn't thinking of anything. Normally her mind raced, and it was hard for her to concentrate on a specific topic. This time, her mind was placid. The girl had been talking to Brink, but Stella had to listen in. Besides the two of them talking, only attempts of small talk seemed to be thrown around. When Alynna finished speaking, Brink returned an answer, one that Stella figured would make Alynna happy based on the male's response. From what she heard, she knew it was about the performances. Stella stuck to the same routine for the most part, only throwing in a few new things every once and a while. The little change of her rote created no need to talk to Brink, and no need for people to ask if her routine was any different than the last one she had done.

Every piece of fruit to be consumed by the female had to be thoroughly wiped on her shirt. Even if the food had been washed, cleaned, and wiped, Stella had to take it upon herself to re-clean it. Bizarre things began to cross the teenager's mind. Some of them even caused her to shudder, and her fingers to twitch. What had made those thoughts occur was a mystery, one that Stella wouldn't want to solve. Maybe she was still hungry, due to the fact she had the bare minimum of food the previous day. When she was satisfied with her pear, she bit into it. The sweet juices slid down her throat, filing her hunger needs completely.