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Salem (Romulus) Whales

"Dont mistake me for man's best friend"

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a character in “Freaks Galore”, as played by BAWADABOO

Description

If You Look In This Cage, You Will See Romulus.
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They Were Born Under The Name Salem James Whales. .
They Are 19 Years Old.
They Are A Male.
They Are Here Because He shares traits with the grey wolf. His fingernails and otenails have extendable claws, as well as an extreme sense of smell and hearing. He is extremely quick and fiecrely dangerous. His teeth are long and very sharp. His eyes become fierce and yellow when upset, kind of like a mood ring. .
They really enjoy Singing, Chewing gum, Running, Sleeping, History. They Really Hate Snakes, heat, bugs. .
What Really Scares Them Is Loneliness, Thunderstorms. .
Their Story Goes Something Like This. He didnt realize he was mutated until high school. He was always attracted to people. He liked being around them. He liked to be talked to. He just loved to be with people. He assumed his unnatural teeth and excesively long nails were just physical imperfections. It wasnt until his junior year that he realized he was something much different. Once he learned of his true nature he couldnt look his friends and family in the eye. He ran away.

After a year or so living off scraps he found the zoo. They picked him up and he hasd been living there ever since. Times change however, and he is getting tired of being a sideshow.
Even If They Are Freaks, They Have Personalities... He is a hyper person. He is always in motion, and is not able to sit still for much. He is normally free spirited and happy. But he tends to have a short fuse. If he gets angry, people regret it. This is expeccialy pertinent when it comes to those he cares about. He will defend his loved ones within an inch of his life.

He likes people, and hates to be alone. He tries to stay with the group, feeling wierd if he is not part of it. He is always chewing gum, It relieves stress.

He loves to sing as well. This is one of his main attractions as a zoo exhibit. He always find himself singing to the sky on nights when the moon is high.
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Wait! One More Thing! .
Moving on to our next freak...

Writing Sample?

"Hey why dont you back off?" the large boy said to Salem. He pushed him into the locker and laughed with his other large jock friends. Salem hit the locker hard, and felt them dent. He growled. "Just get away from her Jake" he ordered. The boy stepped away from the girl he was hitting on. One of Salems foster sisters, Juliet. Salem knew this guy was bad news and wasnt going to let him get involved with his sister.

"Make me Phiranna." What a stupid nickname. Just because his teeth were a bit more pointy than most. Salem rolled his eyes. "Look, just get out of here" Salem had never been in a fight before, and he didnt want to start now. Juliet did not look happy with Jake. "Jake leave him alone you jerk." Salem watched Jakes face get visibly redder. He didnt like being insulted, that much was obvious.

The brute turned to her. "Oh, I'll leave him alone" Jake sneered. He quickly spun back and punched Salem in the jaw. Salem reared back and hit the floor hard. Jake laughed with his friends and turned back to Juliet.

Salem lost control. His vision lost color. He could only really see black and white, but all he needed to see was Jake. He snarled and jumped form the floor onto his back. His nails dug into the boys flesh and He closed his teeth on Jakes neck. Jake screamed and began thrashing around to get Salem off. Eventually Salem was thrown off and hit the concrete wall. He rolled over and stood back up, but this time he was on all fours. His mind started coming back. "What the hell was happening?" He stood straight while Jake and his friends ran away. His nails, they were long and sharp... like a dogs. He bit his lip, and it instantly bled.

Juliet was horrified. "What... what are you?" she quesitoned. Salem too a small step, but she ran away screaming. He was very confused. He ran into the bathroom and looked in the mirror. His usual brown eyes were a bright yellow now. His mouth was bloody, and his teeth were even sharper than usual. "What am I?"

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Three years later the same boy found himself on the doorstep of a zoo. They asked him for a name. He smirked. "Romulus." He recalld the story of Romulus and Remus, brothers who were raised by a wolf in ancient times. It seemed more than an appropriate nametag. He smacked the gum inside of his mouth.

So begins...

Salem (Romulus) Whales's Story

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Salem scratched his ear. He was standing with a group of freaks having a conversation. He was shifting back and forth on his feet. He never could get himself to stay still. way too much energy. He smiled at himself and turned to walk away. He was tired of the conversation. They werent keeping him entertained so he ducked out.

He jogged through the zoo, heading for his cage/cell. He only had a few minutes left before they had to be back, and h decided to get a quick jog in before he was locked up.

He arrived at his cage and leaped onto the door. His momentum pulled the door closed and he dropped into the cage. He smiled. He closed the door like that every time. It entertained him. He licked his lips and scratched his ear once more.

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Dawn looked down, and couldn't help but notice the few people that looked at her. Ridley. She liked her, and she was a friend. Sort of. And then there was Lilith and Ara. They were alright, but she had to say that Lilith was a bit more her style. Sighing as she saw nearly everybody returning to their cage, she tucked her wings in and plummeted to the ground, managing to land on the balls of her feet. It wasn't too hard, she did it everyday. She walked over to her cage, sliding in and allowing the door to close behind her.

Her cage was actually a bit bigger then most. After all, they had to give her room to show off her flying skills. A small frown set on her face, she flew up so she could sit in a fake branch on a fake tree. It was actually quite annoying how this was built exactly like a normal cage at a zoo, with a painting of a landscape and a few trees here and there. From here, the audience wouldn't be able to see her too well. The only problem was she knew the Owner would come around at some point and make her come down.

Dawn looked out the glass and could see Salem. His cage was right across from her own. Giving a small wave and an even smaller smile, she lay down in the fork of the tree. It was going to be one long day at the zoo.
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The Owner

"Come on, you freaks! Get back in your cages!" Jack yelled out, looking around at the array of cages. Most of them had already climbed in, but there were a few stragglers hanging around. He saw that tiger girl talking to Tony. Rolling his eyes, he caught the girl's eye and she gave Tony one last growl before returning to her cage. Better. Walking over to Tony, he handed the boy a folder.

"Your the lucky fellow giving out ticket's today. The tickets are in here, and so is the list of prices. Adults are five dollars, kids are three. Not a dime less, okay?" He didn't bother waiting for an answer. He walked around, giving a look into every cage. Most of them gave him a snarl or a hiss, but he just glared back and continued on his way. After making sure all the cage doors were locked from the outside, he stalked back to his office, taking a seat in the chair and staring out the tiny window. Let the day begin.

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Romulus. He read the name above his cage. Salem always thought it was a cute little history lesson, bt he understood most uneducated people wouldnt get it. He shook his head with a smile and pounced on top of the large rock placed in the middle of his cage. He considered this his own personal "Pride Rock." He paced.

People came pouring in. People just itching to see a little glimpse of the strange, of the unreal, of the creativeness god had every now and then. He squatted on top of the rock. He enjoyed giving the people a show.

He didnt harbor hatred towards the viewers nearly as much as some of the other freaks. They were just in here to see somethig new. Salem was farely certain that he could leave any time he wanted. Whether the owner wanted him to or not. He wasnt bitter. There wasnt anything else out there for someone like him. But he was not a slave.

People approaced the cage, looking at Salem with wanting expressions. He smiled and kindly obliged. He sprang from the rock and landed feet from them on all fours. He spang at the cage and grabbed the bars, bareing his teeth and extendng his claws. He gave a powerful bark and backed away slowly. His eyes turning back from the fierce yellow they had been.

He stood up, with his legs spread. He threw his arms out and howled to the sky as loud as possible. He flexed his powerful leg and and muscles for the crowd. They always loved a good howl.

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Kalie shuffled along, not bothering with a map and decided to turn right, then left, and stopped in front of an exhibit with bars. Black Widow. Interesting. Expectedly, this exhibit was spider related, a girl with spider abilities. Kalie tilted her head. So that's what this place was. Humans...mutated...

How would having spider abilities help me? Kinda sounds suckish really. Spiders aren't scary but...eh, they kill bugs I guess. Does this girl kill bugs? Her hair reminds me of someone...wonder if she eats bugs too...

Kalie watched the act a bit. Then moved on. Now that she knew what this place was, she had a weird pit in her stomach. This wasn't a zoo. It seemed like torture.

Romulus. Romulus and Remus. The myth of Rome's creation. Seeing the abilities of a canine didn't surprise Kalie either. She watched him pounce around and howl a bit. She even smiled. He appeared to be having fun with it.

Maybe dog abilities wouldn't be so bad.

As some customers moved on after Romulus' performance, she stuck around, taking down notes about his appearance and smiling. He seemed more at home than the spider girl.

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Salem growled endearigly while the audience moved on. All except one girl. She was wrting something in some book. He strolled over to the bars and leaned his head into them, letting his nose pass inbetween. He subconsciously sniffed her. This was just something that he did instinctively. He looked down at her, she was significantly shorter than him. He gave a small smile.

"Shouldnt you have stayed with the group?" He smiled wider. "I could be dangerous." He reached his hand trough the bars and extended his claws, twirling his hand next to her shoulder. "You never know." he grinned. He kind of enjoyed talking to the people who came to see him. He was willing to admit he sometimes went to far and frightened them.

His smile remained as he drew his hand back through the bars. The claws retracted. "sorry about that. Got a little excited, not many peope stick around after the show." he laughed and dropped to his knees and sat on his feet.

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Kalie remained still, watching the claw near her shoulder with interest. Fear zipped down her spine, realizing just how dangerous such a stupid act could be. But the boy retracted, smiling and crouching down with a small smile.

Sorry about that. Got a little excited, not many people stick around after the show.

The corner of Kalie's mouth lifted. "You're fine," she replied. "I thought the uh...show...was great. Really great." She wasn't sure what else to say without seeming rude, but it came out seemingly of its own free will. Gripping her pen tightly, she blurted, "Why are you here?"

She closed her mouth at once. They probably didn't like to be asked. But it seemed to horrid! Why would anyone want to be caged and perform like this? Or...were they forced?

Suddenly sympathetic, Kalie's eyes grew wide with sadness, a frown forming on her lips. Wanting to speak, she tried to find words, but felt she had already said too much.

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Salem bounced back and forth from foot to foot. He grinned at her question. He bounced up from his squatting position to stand straight. He then proceeded to lean backwards on the cage, turning his head to her. "That, my curious friend." He began with a sigh. "Is not a difficult question." He shrugged himself off the bars and started pacing the cage excitedly.

He tapped his hands on his thighs as he paced. "but before I answer it." he turned to her. "Tell me your name?" He smiled. He was havng fun with her. It wasn't often that people were interested in him. and the ones who usually stayed behind just wanted to see another show. This girl was different. She kept looking down at that notepad of hers. He couldnt help but wonder what she was writing down.

He supposed it was rude to ask her name bfore giving his own. "You know me as Romulus, but outside my cage I'm Salem." He approached the cage and reached through it once more, this time requesting a handshake. He winked. "No claws, promise."

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"Oh uh...Kalie," she replied, accepting the handshake without worry. For some reason she knew he meant no harm and would keep to his promise of "no claws."

Salem. Salem witch trials...Salem the cat on Sabrina the Teenage Witch...Salem Massachusetts...It's an interesting name. Wonder why his parents named him that...

Kalie wondered if he truly would answer her question or was just messing around. He seemed to be, in a playful, happy to have someone around, sort of way. It was good to see that he could have fun with his situation, but she still felt odd about watching him through bars, dangerous claws attached to him or not. He wasn't a threat, it appeared anyway, so why should she have to accept his handshake across a boundary?

Being caged for being unique. Difference squashed down by powerful hands, money filled hands. Such a cruel world. Screwing us all over.

She tried not to look uncomfortable or upset. But the situation greatly granted such.

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He drew his hand back through the bars. She didnt seem to fear him... she seemed more... intrigued. He grinned and backed away from the bars. He scratched his ear furiously with his left hand. Damn fleas. They came by very now and then, at least he was smart enough to know how to get rid of them. He ceased scratching and approached the bars once more. She was eyeing the bars.

"Ahh, My story" he forgot what she had originally asked for. He took a deep breath. This wasnt something he liked to relive. "You see... The great thing about animals... is their instinct. They know when and how to use their various abilities to survive. Or to protect. The wolf especially." He didnt like to give his exact story, but he could give her an explanation so she could draw her own conclusions.

"Wolf packs are tight. Most have a bond that no human can comprehend. Any single member would protect the pack regardless of the consequences." He reached into his pocket and produced a pac of 5 gum. He selected his piece and began chewing. It calmed his nerves.

"My particular.... mutation. It gives me the traits of a wolf. I have all of these studious things like the claws, and the teeth, but I was also gifted with the wolf instinct." He paused. "When someone I care for is in danger, or is hurt, these instincts kick in... and I cant control myself."

He turned once more to look at her. "Long story short... I'm dangerous."He reached through the bars and extended his claws. He twirled the hand in front of her agan. "I'm not normal... and I'm scary." His eyes changed color. They were now bright yellow.

He touched her cheek with his fingers. He could feel her stiffen up. This may have been cruel, to scare her like this. But she had to know what he was about.

"So I stay here. Where I can't hurt anyone. I'm no prisoner, I'm here by my own choice." He trailed off as he returned his hand. He turned to walk away. "Sorry if I scared you." She was a nice girl. Unfortunately he would probably never see her again. Once he zoo moved on she was gone forever. "Nice meeting you Kalie."

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"You too Salem..."

Self-perception, he sees himself as dangerous. Is this the work of his actions or others' projections? Not much to go on...

Kalie remained in front of Salem for a long time, just watching him, analyzing his words. He was here to protect people...

"Salem...how did you come to be...the way you are? Were you born this way?"

She was genuinely intrigued by this whole concept of "freaks." Was there a correlation with all the "exhibits" here?

"I dont mean to be rude but...its fascinating really." Without thinking, she leaned against the bars, continuing to write and smile to him.

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Salem had retreated to a corner of his cage. But she hadnt left. He kind of expected her to bolt after his last display, but she seemd much more intent on getting informaton now than ever. He smiled and reapproached her. He leaned on the bars where she was doing the same, so he was eye to eye with her.

"Why so curious Kalie?" he blinked a few times. He tried to figure her out. What could be in that head of hers that made her so intereted in him. No one but the owner and other freaks had gotten this close to him without running away scared. Not since the accident anyway. He eyed her. What does she want with me. Seth backed away from the bars.

He disregarded his question and moved onto hers. It didnt matter why she was interested anyway. He was, as most would say, an open book. He didnt keep too many secrets. And it was nice to talk to somone who wasnt a "caged animal."

"anyway." he drew her attetion. "I wasn't bitten by a radioactive wolf, so sorry, no comic book ideas here. and I'm not one of your Twilight werewolves." He smacked his gum. "In all honesty I dont know why I am what I am. It first aired its ugly head in highschool, but I'd been feeling different my entire life. I'm not sure what the catylyst was that brought it all out."

He smiled. "Sorry I can't divulge the entire history of us "Freaks"," he air-quoted the word. " but I hope I helped a bit" this time h didnt walk away. He simply kept his eyes on her, still trying to work her out in his head.

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He remained nearby and she watched him, accepting his words and pen hovering above the notebook in the crook of her left arm. Was he put off by her presence? It seemed like it, but he wasn't telling her to go away, so maybe she was imagining things.

A crowd was forming around his exhibit again and Kalie sighed, not liking so many people around at once. Before she could move though, the crowd had circled her in next to the bars. She sighed, but smiled over to Salem.

"Thank you," she said quietly. "I guess you have to perform again..."

She stood there, with a small smile, waiting for watch his tricks again. She wasn't sure if she should enjoy it or not, knowing that she definitely didn't like the idea of this zoo, but he seemed happy while performing. Outwardly at least.

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Ridley leaned her head against the bars of her cage, her legs dangling outside. She was bored. The crowd that Jack had pushed over to her had slowly dispersed, to find different exhibits or to leave all together. She watched as people gathered around Salem's cage, excited to see a wolf like creature. She liked Salem; he was really nice. He didn't seem himself as a freak, which she thought was interesting.

Almost everyone who was apart of this zoo thought of themselves as a strange being, something that shouldn't exist. But not Salem. He was happy to be who he was. He was happy to be alive.

Ridley kicked the back of her foot against her cage, trying to come up with something to do. She didn't feel like do anymore tricks, her body tired and ready for a nap. She felt her stomach grumble with hunger, but she ignored it.

She watched as Timothy scurried between cages, checking on the animals. He eyed her and she smiled, brandishing her fangs, and he scurried past quickly keeping his eyes downcast. She couldn't help but laugh. Tormenting Timothy was her favorite part of the day.

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A crowd had gathered. It seemed their conversation would be cut short. At least for now. He winked at her before skulking behind his Pride rock. He waitted for th cowd to get a bit bigger. Once he heard quite a rackte outside his cell he climbed onto the rock. He stalked to the top of the rock and squatted down, placing his left hand down in between to stabilize himself. He dropped his head and his right arm down lazily. After a few moments the crowd had settled down, ready for his show. His show wasnt the same everytime. He liked to change it up.

The crowd was silent. He slowly raised his head and arm. His first howl was extremely loud. and as he raised his head it got louder. by the time he was done the howl was shaking the fake rock beneath him. He ceased the howl and stared down into the crowd. He could see Kalie there, squished between the people, looking a bit uncomfortable. He got an idea. She had bee so sweet to him. He might as well help her out.

He smiled and dove off the rock, performing a layout flip before landing softly on the dirt. At once he pounced into the bars where Kalie stood and scratched them. Sparks flew and everyone near the bars jumped back in fear. Kalie did as well. But he had promised her he wouldnt hurt her so he hoped she knew she was safe enough to stand closer were the others were to afraid to stand.

He finished off his show succesfully. They all seemed pretty pleased, but he really couldnt care less if they liked it. He only went as far as he did with it most days because he was bored. The crowd dispersed, but there she was. Still standing with her book. He smiled and sat against the rock. She obviously wasnt done yet. He sat quietly, awaiting more questions from her.

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She smiled as she jumped away from the sparks Salem's claws showered down from the bars. The crowd had loosened around her and she was grateful, stepping closer again and grinning at his performance. When he finished, she remained where she was, scribbling a few things down.

I should learn some acrobatics or something. Seems fun. I wonder how the other exhibits are. How does one get an animal mutation? Would it be worth it?

Curious now, she peered back up to Salem asking, "Do you wish you were never like this? Like...what if you were normal? Would that be better? Or is being the way you are advantageous somehow? What if...what if someone wanted to know...how to become one?"

Her rambling questions had switched subjects a bit, but she was deadly serious. It would be exciting, as long as she wasn't in this zoo she supposed. Then she regretted saying it. She would probably end up right here if she ever discovered how to become anything at all. The thought saddened her and she leaned against the bars with a sigh.

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Salem raised an eyebrow. Ahh. So this was her game. He chuckled a little. It was such an innocent thought. but such a heavy one as well. He had often wondered what it would be like if he were "Normal." This grl wanted to be suprnatural. So does everyone. Everyone wants to be something different, something unique. He regretted that he didnt have an adequete answer for her.

He sighed. "Kalie. Yes, sometimes I do wish I'd never become...this" he gestured to his body. "and sometmes I do wish I was normal. I would love to have a normal life, Id love to have a job, to have my own house, and even to have a girlfriend." He romanticized the thought of a relationship sometimes. Unfortunately he couldnt see that happening in the near future.

"and of course its advantageous to have these abilities. The instinct is great when necessary, but it has no place in the human world. People love to see us perform, and play around behind a cage. They love to bring their kids and friends by to look at the freaks. but at least 80% of them would not allow us to live in the same town as them. They would fear us. People are afraid of what they dont understand, and they never quite take the time to understand." He realized he had gone off on a tangent. "But what I'm trying to tell you is that these mutations have no place in the real world. I belong here, We belong here."

This thought was very saddening, but he had come to terms with his fate. He would never leave this place. It was where he belonged, the only place where people werent scared to see him.

"But I'm sorry, I dont know how anyone would become one of us. I'm sure comic book fanatics would have figured that one out by now." he joked.

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All he said made sense, and should have gone through her head before she had opened her mouth. But she still wondered how it would be...

Although he ended on a joke, he seemed a little distant now with his thoughts on depressing things. Without thinking, Kalie gripped the bars and leaned her head on the bars as if trying to get inside. It was strange speaking to someone so far away.

"What if you got out?" she mused. "What if you could leave here and control your abilities to a point where...you could function in a normal society? I mean...there can't just be you guys. If there's a whole zoo of people like you...there has to be more out there...in the real world. So...what if you could be one of them?"

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Dawn looked up as everybody was ushered out, before looking straight ahead. She saw Herrick, since his cage was right across from her own, but he wasn't looking at her. After the show, his hat was back on, and he didn't speak. Well, usually Dawn didn't either. But for some reason, she wanted to talk today. She wanted to ask him about the girl he had spoken to. They were close enough together he could hear her when she spoke normally, so she looked for Jack. Still near the gates. She crawled a bit closer to the bars, before sitting cross legged again.

"Herrick? Who was that? Is she coming back?" She spoke only as loud as she needed to, looking at him with a curious expression. She usually didn't talk to people, why was she starting now? After all, nobody here wanted to be her friend... Freaks didn't have friends... She tried to shake the thought out of her head (literally) but it continued to echo in her mind. A small frown crossed her lips, but she tried to act neutral again as she looked back at Herrick, where his eyes would've been if that hat wasn't tipped so low.

As she waited for an answer, Dawn took time to kick off the flats that were part of her costume. She looked him over one last time. She had watched him the entire time, and to be honest, this girl seemed to make him act like a different person. Which took a lot, for anybody here. Well, not like it was a shocker. The Owner tended to suck the life out of them, at a very young age.
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Jack locked up the gate with one last smile, before turning around and facing the cages. It was quiet now, besides the sounds of cars staring to life and freaks that dared to talk to each other before The Owner came along. His foot steps seemed to echo on the cobblestones as he approached the cages, not bothering to look at the freaks. He was ticked off. Very ticked off. He finally stopped, in the center of the zoo where everybody could both hear and see him. He circled around, before finally opening his mouth to talk.

"I'm not happy. You didn't do a good job today, freaks. To start, Miss Widow didn't perform at all today. Oh, and Jetta. Broken rib? But let's not forget my fruits. Talking back isn't allowed here, thought you would've have learned that by now." He took his time to stare at everybody he was talking about, before looking around again at some other faces. Jaws. Zero. Angel. Romulus. Kat. They hadn't done anything wrong, for the most part. He gave a look of disapproval at all of them before continuing.

"There wasn't a lot of performing going on today, either. Quite a lot of chatting, don't you agree, Zero?" Jack approached the scorpion, whom he didn't have a problem with most of the time. He tended to follow the rules. But there were still times. He gave the freak a warning glare before returning to the center again.

"Widow. Jetta. Blueberry and Strawberry. Expect to see me later. I'm not happy. Not at all." With that, he was off again. You had to leave them scared.

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Character Portrait: Katerina Markov Character Portrait: Ebony *Jetta* Keneson Character Portrait: Ridley Shay Character Portrait: Rosa Evangeline Character Portrait: Dawn Murphy Character Portrait: Herrick Mederionos
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Katerina heard every word The Owner said. She shivered slightly at the sound of his voice. It always gave her goosebumps when he was angry. Thank God it had nothing to do with her. Just keep him happy, and nothing would go awry for her.

After The Owner left, there was silence. An eerie silence. Katerina crawled to the bars of her cage, looking to Taylor's tank. She rested her head on the bars and got in her usual sitting position on the edge of the cage. She made sure The Owner was long gone before she dare speak to the others.
"So what now?" she says loud enough for all the other freaks to hear her.

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Character Portrait: The Owner Character Portrait: Salem (Romulus) Whales Character Portrait: Kalie Ringer
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The familiar voice was heard over the bustle of the people. The owner. Salem didnt really like the owner very much, but he fle the had to obey him. He was housing him. Salem sadly looked to Kalie. He hadnt gotten to answer all of her questions yet. He walked to the cage. She was still lingering. "It was nice to meet you Kalie" he put his head against the bars, inches from hers. "If you want any other answers come by tomorrow and we can keep this conversation going."

He smiled and backed away from the bars. "You really should be off now, lest the bouncers come by and throw you out." He waved goodbye and headed back behind the rock where he could get some peace and quiet until boss man came round.

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Eventually the owner did come out and he was pissed. Salem groaned and moved to the bars. He took a seat and crossed his legs, waiting for the owner to bitch at them. And he delivered. Obviously the owner had not noticed Salem speaking to a girl for the past hour or so. That was good. He wouldnt have been happy with it.

One the owner took off everyone started to get less tense, but they still wanted out. Salem just paced around. The freaks were talking amongst themselves. He rolled his eyes and yamned. He was tired.