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Apsel Lehrer

"That's the thing... my Temperance is always balanced."

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a character in “Platinum Night”, as played by Guardian Aelita

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Apsel Lehrer












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GENERAL INFORMATION


Card: Temperance
Gender: Male
Nickname(s)/Alias(es): Ap, Seldom, Apsi, Lehrer, Teufel
Age: 21
Love Interest: William Dunric
Face Claim: YOHIOLoid
Sexuality: Homosexual





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APPEARANCE


Height: 5'9''
Weight: 125 pounds
Build: Very lean, almost no muscle definition
Hair Color: Blonde, the hair goes down to his shoulders
Eye Color: Red, although mostly the pupils are circles, they can and do change into slits when Teufel takes over
Scars/Tattoos/Piercings: He has a two piercings on each ear; one on the lobe the other on the cartalige, as well as a scar surrounding his head covered by hair.
Description: People see Apsel and think of him as a cool and collected person.




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MENTALITY


Oddities: Some people find it odd that he constantly has a smile on his face. He's also seen as a bit emotionless as he keeps a perfect balance of his irrational state of mind.
Skills: His control over himself makes him an excellent listener to any and all problems. He also is good at figuring out people's emotional stability at a glance.
Power: The Temperance Arcana is an Arcana based on balance. Apsel's power is based on voodoo. Essentially, he will first link minds with one of his enemies. Then he will attack himself. One may see this as odd but when you turn to his enemy, you'll find that he's got the exact same wounds as Apsel. Thus lies the nature of Apsel's power. When his mind is linked to his enemy, they will receive each other's injuries until Apsel undoes the link. This could be very dangerous as Apsel could kill himself if his enemy is killed and the minimum time limit that a link can continue to connect is 5 minutes.
Likes: Tea, chocolates, William, being in control
Dislikes: Going out of control, his past
Hobbies: To distract himself, he'll sing. He also has a penchant for making jewelry


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Phobia(s): Losing complete control and reverting back to Teufel, his crush rejecting him.
Personality: Apsel, despite his nice demeanor, can be very stoic and emotionless. He'll compliment you and make sure you're feeling nice but it's usually coming from nothing. Apsel has to keep his two extremes in balance so he has to let nothing get to him. However, he does show a bit of fondness whenever William is mentioned and will be nice to younger students almost like a big brother.




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HISTORY

Apsel Lehrer grew up in unusual circumstances. From birth, he showed signs of instability and violence. He would attack his classmates, bite at people and even try and kill his own parents at times. Due to his violent nature and unusual silted eyes, people called him Teufel. He continued to wreck havoc from childhood to when he was a teen. Then, everything suddenly changed. On the day of his 17th birthday, his father decided that enough was enough. This monster was not meant to be in this world. So, his present to his son was a brain operation. It would either kill him or make him a better person. A few days later, Apsel awoke, emotionless but stable. He did very well in school but had no social life. The bully had become the bullied as everyone ridiculed this new change. Then, one day, Aspel awoke feeling normal. He could feel emotions and be rational at the same time. Confused by his newfound personality, he noticed the Temperance card in his hand. He now knew what he had to do. When he entered the manor at age 20, he met William for the first time. He was very impressed by Will's carefree nature and felt a spark inside him. He's unsure of his feelings for Will, but he feels it's admiration. But he feels very comfortable with him and is determined to keep Teufel under control for however long he can.





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So begins...

Apsel Lehrer's Story

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Character Portrait: Liliana Newman Character Portrait: Adira Dean Character Portrait: Apsel Lehrer Character Portrait: Vitali Heilige

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Apsel slowly woke up from another dreamless sleep. He never had dreams or nightmares anymore. He couldn't afford to. Any dream or nightmare could prompt Teufel to come back and that was the absolute last thing he wanted. He rose up from his soft bed and looked around the black and white room. No, the reason why everything was black and white wasn't because he was color-blind. He had actually requested that his room be in the monochrome state. "I need to do all that I can to prevent Teufel from taking over me." That was his only reason. So what did he tell the maid who constructed the room? "Color is an imbalance, my dear." Yes... As the Temperance Arcana, he wanted- no, needed to have a constant balance on his life.
"Right..." Apsel had gotten out of the bed. "We'll have new residents in our manor soon. I need to be presentable." He walked over to the closet and checked its contents. It contained a multiple array of clothing. It really did help to have a seamstress for a best friend. Or, should he say seamster? Yes, his best friend, William Dunric, was always quite talented with a needle and some thread. It was thanks to William's constant array of ideas that Apsel had this much clothing in his closet. In turn, Apsel had constructed most, if not all, of the jewelry the manor's residents were wearing. He felt his face grow warm upon recollection of these fond memories so he shook the nostalgia aside. He eventually found what he was looking for in his closet; a loose fitting grey t-shirt, black pants and combat boots. His fingers then traced the first object Will had ever made for him; a black and silver scarf. He decided to wear it.
As he admired himself in the mirror, he heard knocking at the door. Apsel smiled fondly and said "I had better wake Will up then." He walked downstairs from his room and went across multiple hallways. He found William's door after a few moments. He knocked, said "William? It's Apsel. I'm coming in", and opened the door to the Manor owner's room.

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Character Portrait: William Dunric Character Portrait: Apsel Lehrer

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Will was an erratic sleeper and as such was not a morning person. Whenever the day began William was probably the last one out of the house occupants to to rise from bed. In fact he would probably sleep till well into the afternoon if no one came to wake him, which was probably why he never locked his door in the evening. A shame really as Will liked being able to cook breakfast for everyone else, and usually ended up bemoaning it whenever someone had beaten him to the punch.

But going back to the matter of sleep, one could easily understand why when Apsel started knocking on the door the most emote William made was to grumble slightly and turn over on his side.

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Character Portrait: Heaven Thatcher Character Portrait: Liliana Newman Character Portrait: Shio Naona Character Portrait: William Dunric Character Portrait: Adira Dean Character Portrait: Mattrim Hawthon Character Portrait: Apsel Lehrer Character Portrait: Vitali Heilige Character Portrait: Noah Hanson

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Aika blinked and said "Yes, I am in fact a dream. Shio created me when she was younger. That's her power... I know I shouldn't have given it away but knowing Shio, she would've told you anyway."
Shio was still nuzzling a cherry red Adira as she turned her eyes to Aika.
"Ai, you're no fun..."
Aika looked back at Shio.
"Well, someone has to be grounding you in reality and I don't trust anyone here so far. No offense..."
Aika raised up her hands in surrender upon saying that she meant no offense to anyone. Shio on the other hand grinned.
"Ai's right, I created her. You name it, I can create anything out of my mind... but there's a catch to my power-"
Aika glared at Shio. She didn't want her to talk about her heart problems so casually. Shio caught the glare and stopped.
". . . Maybe I'll tell you when I get to know you all better~"
Shio finally let go of Adira and then walked over to the center of the kitchen.
"In any case, I better introduce myself properly. My name is Shio Naona. You can call me Shi, Nao-Nao or anything you want though~ I don't bite too badly and hey, everyone needs a little Sunshine in their life~"
Shio laughed at her pun while Aika groaned.
"As I mentioned earlier, Shio is flighty. She tends to make bad puns like that and be spacy... be nice."
Aika sent a warning glare in everyone's direction. Though she liked the look of everyone, especially glasses boy, she didn't trust them because she didn't know them all that well. She then stood by Shio's side, waiting for Shio to bring her back into her mind.

(Elsewhere)

Apsel noticed that William was still trying to go to sleep. He could hear a loud noise coming from downstairs and sighed softly. 'It must be another new resident...' Apsel then shook William.
"Will? You have to wake up. There are new guests here and they require an official welcome from the manor's owner."

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Character Portrait: William Dunric Character Portrait: Apsel Lehrer

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"Will? You have to wake up."

William however was not particularly eager to agree, and pulled the blankets over his head to try and drown out Apsel's voice. "There are new guests here and they require an official welcome from the manor's owner." Now if he had been up and about that would have had the eccentric owner of the house rushing down stairs to meet the new arrival, as Will sometime insisted on being the first to meet a 'new friend'. As it stood however 'sleeping Will' (as he commonly refereed to his semi-conscious self to different from his more energetic awake persona) was determined to stay right where he was for the time being.

"Five more minutes" he whined.

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Character Portrait: Heaven Thatcher Character Portrait: Liliana Newman Character Portrait: Shio Naona Character Portrait: William Dunric Character Portrait: Adira Dean Character Portrait: Mattrim Hawthon Character Portrait: Apsel Lehrer Character Portrait: Vitali Heilige

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Suddenly there was another girl, or... Two? Liliana didn't know. Apperently one of them was like a dream, or a projection of the other girl's mind. What she did know, was that the new guy was very polite, and he looked rather confused, the new girl was very excited and she had a pounding headache. Someone should probably go and get William, she supposed.

“I have to go upstairs guys, my deadline is next week and I haven't even started yet," she stood from the table and smiled, then walked to the kitchen and placed her half eaten breakfast in the trash and put the plate in the dishwasher. “I'll get Will while I'm at it." She began the long trek back upstairs to her room and nearly passed William's door. It was open and she could hear Apsel trying to wake the fool up.

She leaned on the door frame and crossed her arms, just after taking her hair out of her bun. She didn't want to surprise Apsel too much so she knocked lightly on the open door.

“Throw some water in him," she smirked. “Show no mercy." She stepped into the room and took William's water bottle off of a table in his room and handed it to Apsel.

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Character Portrait: Heaven Thatcher Character Portrait: Liliana Newman Character Portrait: Shio Naona Character Portrait: William Dunric Character Portrait: Adira Dean Character Portrait: Mattrim Hawthon Character Portrait: Apsel Lehrer Character Portrait: Jude Maystro Character Portrait: Key Esdora Character Portrait: Vitali Heilige Character Portrait: Noah Hanson

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K E Y - E S D O R A // Justice


No, it was definitely not intentional for Key to fall asleep in the library. It was just... unfortunate, yeah, pretty much unfortunate. She longed to see Vito the last night, but she restrained herself, knowing well she had to learn for her studies, or she wouldn't make it this year. Repeating however wasn't an option. Key just wanted to hurry up and graduate, use it for getting a proper job in the criminal division then work as an investigator eventually, like she always wanted. That dream however, seemed still so far away. Studying was obviously not her piece of cake.

She rubbed her eyes, trying to uphold her head, clearing her vision -- Just to slump her head back on her arms upon the table and close her eyes, again. Her arms and legs were stiff, and she couldn't feel anything with her butt for that had to endure the hard chair through the night. She just couldn't find any motivation to stand up, but eventually she did, listlessly, walking out of the library right into her room, slumping down on her comfortable bed. She stared into the direction of her table and rested her eyes on the little picture wherein she and Vito are seen together. Not of the best quality, but enough to make Key's spirit awaken and motivated enough to go to the kitchen downstairs, urging to eventually pass by Vito.

While she stepped down the stairs which seemed to be countless therefore she started to get hungry, she heard the noises coming from the kitchen and couldn't seem to recognize three of whose voices she heard. It's weird, although Key knew nothing along the lines of music and tones; she can still recognize the differences between one another, despite that to be a quite corrupted way to interpret it. Anyhow, Key entered the kitchen with alert and saw two individuals she never seen before... in addition to the one strangely popping out of the other. How interesting, she merely thought and smiled politely to the both of them.

"Good morning everyone. New residents, I suppose? Greetings to both of you, my name's Key." She introduced herself calm like always, attempted to offer them her hand and further observe them as then she noticed Vito over there ... shirtless. "Waah- VITO! A- aren't yo- you cold?" For every other person, other men, she would have a rather distant and cold attitude even uncaring most definitely, but seeing Vito without shirt... how nice and se-- "C-come! I-it isn't good for you to w-walk around l-like that... even worse when greeting others!" She said flustered, grabbing his hand and rushed out the kitchen. Her complexion shifted into a deep red, she dragged him away from every others view as she then confronted him wanting to scold--- but then kept staring and staring... Wonderful... it's really bothering me why I am irritated that he lets everyone else see him like this. Am I a pervert?, she asked herself, feeling slightly awkward to say anything. "Y- you work out?" She eventually said, trying to concentrate looking at his face.


J U D E - M A Y S T R O // The Magician


With every step he made, the newspaper beneath his feet will announce its attendance, slightly annoying Jude while concentrating. Concentrating for what, you ask? In front of him, there's a big canvas. Still white. Untouched. Jude wanted to do something extravagant, something spectacular, something no one ever did before. For that very purpose, he stayed awake all through the night, staring at that white thing in front of him, not coming to any useful - or at least, meaningful - idea. He lacked of inspiration, he conclude, after going in circles dozens of time on the newspaper floor in his room, thinking and thinking. Well, where do artisans like him find inspirations anyway? Of course, there are women. Everywhere in this manor there are women. Problem is, they're not going around naked, and nudity is the very art he sought.... This was a problem, obviously. Not only for him, but also for those he asked. Well yeah, he asked them, isn't that common sense? Not like he is a perv-- let's leave it with the last sentence.

Sighing, he tied up his hair to a ponytail, slumped listlessly on his bed whereupon he did not put the newspaper. It wasn't required as it was far away from the canvas and additionally already stained with several of colour spots. It didn't really matter if the paint would hit the bed sheets, at least, for Jude. For awhile, he had still observed the white fabric up front with a frown, he also played with the thought of going back to sleep. No one's going to hinder him, at least, no person. It was his stomach who raised objection and therefore, after airing the room by opening both of his windows to get rid of the strong smell of paint, he walked out of his room, accompanied by the crackling sound of the newspapers below.

Honestly, one could never guess how proud Jude was, to be able to get the room in the corner with the two windows! Then additionally its strategic location made it easy to reach the kitchen in no time, very significant point. There are times, Jude liked this place, but he can't blame himself for sometimes disliking it. The Platinum Manor made him realise, everyday, that he had to conceal. Conceal, so nothing bad leaked out, scaring those who are afraid of his powers and make those who're curious hunt them down. Probably a rather dark thought to have, but he couldn't help to think of such matters with that artisan mind of his, wanting to understand every point of view while still claiming individuality. Yes, that's probably a good idea for his next work-- Wanting to continue his thought; he heard the noise coming from downstairs. Not like that was anything new, but somehow it was louder than usual, getting Jude slightly interested. After making a nice sandwich for himself in the small kitchen and bit in with relish, he took it along with him, planning to go downstairs, wanting to satisfy his curiosity.

However, he just had to peek inside the room of William (it was open, so there's nothing he can be accused of) and saw Apsel vainly tried to get the manor's owner to wake up, for whatsoever occasion. Or probably for private stuff? Jude noticed Apsel's overly admiration towards the owner, but he wouldn't call it gross or anything, rather, it interested him quite a bit. As anything goes though, he'd like to have some information to what happens below so he interrupted the scene (which he thought was still kind of allowed to interrupt in). And there's Lili anyways, so I guess he couldn't do anything wrong. "Morning Will, Apsel, Lil, can you let me in on what happens downstairs? It's really loud for a Thursday morning." Then he peeked into William's direction, biting into his sandwich and concluded those five minutes might mean lots more than that. "Will, youw lawzy thingw, doun't leawe Apwsel hangwingw!", he said part joking part serious while chewing, watching with amusement how Liliana handed over the water, curious, at what Apsel will do.

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Character Portrait: Liliana Newman Character Portrait: William Dunric Character Portrait: Apsel Lehrer Character Portrait: Jude Maystro

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"Argh" Came a groan from under the sheets and the pillow short disappeared under the blanket, now being used to smother Will's ears and drown out the noise. "You guys are too noisy!" Will was definitely closer to 'awake' by this point, but still being stubborn for stubbornness sake. The invasion of privacy was irksome but routine at this point. And because of that 'Sleeping Will' had gotten used to having to put up more of a fight when it came to large masses of people barging into his room in the mourning to try and drag him out of bed. "Go away!" He growled irritably, clutching the blanket tighter for when they inevitably try to pull it off him.

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Character Portrait: Heaven Thatcher Character Portrait: Liliana Newman Character Portrait: Shio Naona Character Portrait: William Dunric Character Portrait: Adira Dean Character Portrait: Mattrim Hawthon Character Portrait: Apsel Lehrer Character Portrait: Jude Maystro Character Portrait: Key Esdora Character Portrait: Vitali Heilige Character Portrait: Noah Hanson

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Apsel heard a light knocking on the door. He turned and there stood Liliana. "Good morning to you." Apsel spoke politely to her. He always treated each resident with the utmost respect even if some of them didn't deserve it. He was often a source where people would go to for help. He then heard newspapers crinkling and without even turning around, he said "Good morning, Jude. I trust the next painting is going well?" Jude yawned and said "Morning Will, Apsel, Lil. Can you let me in on what happens downstairs? It's really loud for a Thursday morning." Apsel laughed to himself. "That would be because we have new guests. And by the sound of it, on of them gets excited easily." He saw Jude peek in to see the situation for himself. Jude, biting his sandwich, muttered "Will, youw lawzy thingw, doun't leawe Apwsel hangwingw." Apsel could feel his face grow warm. "J-Jude! It's nothing like that!" It usually doesn't work when you try to get Apsel flustered but mentioning his crush on Will is one thing that works guaranteed. Liliana smirked and said "Throw some water in him. Show no mercy." Before Apsel could object, Will spoke from underneath his covers "Argh! You guys are too noisy! Go away!" Now Apsel knew Will was just being stubborn. Well, two can play at that. He felt a rather mischevious smile creep up as he said "Jude, open up the curtains. It's much too dark in here. Liliana, be a dear and remove the blankets so I have a clear shot. I believed you said I should show no mercy, correct~?" As he waited for the two to complete their tasks, he took the water bottle, drinking a bit of the contents due to thirst.

Shio watched as Key and Vitali walked out of the kitchen. She grinned and said "So how long have the happy couple been together?" Aika sighed.
"Shio, you don't know if they even are a couple." That had stopped Shio a bit before saying
"Well, if they aren't, I will root for them to be a couple until my dying days!" Aika turned a little pale when Shio mentioned death but otherwise kept a straight face.

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Character Portrait: Heaven Thatcher Character Portrait: Liliana Newman Character Portrait: Shio Naona Character Portrait: William Dunric Character Portrait: Adira Dean Character Portrait: Mattrim Hawthon Character Portrait: Apsel Lehrer Character Portrait: Jude Maystro Character Portrait: Key Esdora Character Portrait: Vitali Heilige Character Portrait: Noah Hanson

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There are quite a few people here now... Adira glanced around the numerous faces in the room, there were too many of them in one place. She introduced herself to the two new strangers, Adira supposed that she would try and get to know them at some point, but for now she wanted to leave the kitchen. She didn't quite know what to say as everyone else talked around her, what was there to say to everyone? She was still trying to adjust to the two new members being present yet alone all this action going on in one place.

Have breakfast later, when it quietens down. It seemed like a good plan and she would be able to prepare something she wanted. Adira thought for a brief moment, she supposed that she could go into the library for a short while before waiting for everyone to disperse, that way she could properly introduce herself to the others on her own accord. She smiled to herself, good idea. Although part of her wanted to get the introductions over and done with already, she was curious to know more about the powers of the new arrivals, it made her feel good when she thought about the fact that there were people like her. However, she got slightly uncomfortable when the new girl began nuzzling her cheek? Adira went bright red and felt really awkward all of a sudden, as soon as she stopped Adira was more than ready to get out of the room for a moment.

Leaving the room, Adira started towards the staircase, climbing the stairs quickly before hurrying towards the library. She often resorted to visiting the library when she wanted peace and quiet, or as an alternative to her room. Staying her room all day was something she did quite often, a change of scenery was much appreciated. However, there were days when Adira would go out into the garden and spend her day lying on the grass and staring at the sky. Adira sat down in the library, she considered reading something but it would take her too long to find anything worth reading, she was far too picky about books. Well, at least it is pretty quiet up here. Adira reassured herself. She planned to go back downstairs after half an hour or so, that way she could get something to eat and probably go outside for a little bit.

Since there were two new arrivals, Adira wondered if there would be any more. I thought there were enough people in this house as it is.

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Character Portrait: Liliana Newman Character Portrait: Shio Naona Character Portrait: William Dunric Character Portrait: Mattrim Hawthon Character Portrait: Valeria Sajès Character Portrait: Apsel Lehrer Character Portrait: Vitali Heilige

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When Valeria woke up the Sun was already shining through her beige curtains. It was her third week here at Platinum manor and she still wasn't used to this place. The huge Victorian mansion was quite different from the last place she stayed.
After putting on a white blouse and pair flower pattern shorts she ventured through the house, her goal of course being the library. To get to the library she had to get past William's room which seemed to be a focal point of the second floor. Both Apsel and Liliana were trying to wake up William. It seemed most of their efforts went to vain and they had to resort to pouring water onto him. She didn't want to anywhere near room 231. A while ago Vitali and her had put ice cubes down his shirt in order to wake him and even though he always says prefers not to dwell on the past she could feel he still resented her just a tiny bit.
Grabbing a book from the library she went downstairs to get some breakfast. When she entered the kitchen three unknown faces were staring at her. "I'm Valeria." She greeted with a shot wave and continued to grab a bowl and a pack of cereal. As she poured it into her bowl she answered Mattrim's question, "Are there a lot of people with powers like yours?" even though it wasn't directed at her. "Liliana, the black haired girl, can control lighting and pretty much everyone has something." She said and had a spoon of her milk-free cereal. "Well except for William who should come greet you as soon as he's awake, and dry."

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Character Portrait: Liliana Newman Character Portrait: William Dunric Character Portrait: Apsel Lehrer Character Portrait: Jude Maystro

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"Morning Will, Apsel, Lil. Can you let me in on what happens downstairs? It's really loud for a Thursday morning."

Apsel laughed to himself. "That would be because we have new guests. And by the sound of it, on of them gets excited easily."


"Ugh, I know, I'm tired of being so friendly, I was going to just come upstairs and do some work, but they said that they needed Will, so, here we are," Liliana said as she rolled her eyes. she cracked her knuckles and watched as William seemed to be trying to deny his will to get out of bed.

"Jude, open up the curtains. It's much too dark in here. Liliana, be a dear and remove the blankets so I have a clear shot. I believed you said I should show no mercy, correct~?" Apsel said after Jude entered to bother the sleepy William with them. She supposed that the fool really would be of help downstairs, since she didn't feel like explaining anything. Being friendly made her tired, and there was work to finish, though she had exaggerated its amount a bit.

She saluted sarcastically. "Yessir," with a hop she reached the side of William's bed and she threw off his blankets in a flourish. She then stepped back a bit so that Apsel wouldn't hit her with the water, that he was now taking a sip of.

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Character Portrait: Liliana Newman Character Portrait: Shio Naona Character Portrait: William Dunric Character Portrait: Mattrim Hawthon Character Portrait: Valeria Sajès Character Portrait: Apsel Lehrer Character Portrait: Jude Maystro

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Apsel made sure both Jude and Liliana were far enough away so that he could properly get William up. Apsel then poured the near freezing contents all over William, soaking him from head to toe. When Will rose up and glared at Apsel, he merely shrugged and said
"You need to be awake for the guests. Come on, I'll help you get changed."
Apsel then turned over to Liliana and Jude.
"You can go ahead and get going on your work now, Liliana. If you need my assistance, contact me. Same with you, Jude."
As the two left, Apsel looked over at Will.
"Now, do I have to watch to make sure you'll get changed or are you completely awake?"

Shio stared at Valeria.
"That... is... AWESOME!!!!"
And with that squeal of delight, Shio proceeds to glomp Valeria. Aika sighed and turned to Matt.
"Yes, she's like this with everyone she meets, not just you. Heh, I remember when I was created the first thing she did was hug me."
Aika let out a melodious laugh at the memory. Meanwhile, Shio was showering Valeria with all of her attention.
"So, what's your powers?! Tell me, tell me, tell me~"
Shio's behavior was not unlike a child who was being told an important secret by her best friend. She then turned over and noticed a lacy handkerchief on the floor. She picked it up and nodded to herself.
"Yup! This is my second memory here at Platinum Manor."
She then stuffed the handkerchief in the same pocket holding the dirty pink ribbon. Aika sighed.
"I hate to rely on you, Mattrim, but did Shio pick up another thing from the floor?"
Upon getting confirmation, Aika sighed softly to herself.
"I knew it. That's one of Shio's many quirks. She'll tend to see random items, pick them up and call them her memories. I'm not entirely sure what brought it up in all honesty."
Aika turned to try and find Mattrim again. She really did wish she had eyesight at times so she could see Matt's face...
I bet it looks nice... What is wrong with me?! Aika tried to shake off her blush and continued to try and find Matt.

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Character Portrait: Liliana Newman Character Portrait: William Dunric Character Portrait: Apsel Lehrer Character Portrait: Jude Maystro

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When he felt Liliana grab hold of the bed sheets William clenched them tighter. But inevitability was something that was all to common in this routine and Will found himself dragged off the mattress when Liliana showed surprising strength for a girl her size. Will barley had time to mutter an "oof" when he made contact with the floor before the splash of lukewarm water was emptied upon him. Sputtering and coughing, he flailed his way back into a sitting position and fixed his irked gaze upon the room's invaders with a pouting expression.

"Okay, that was just mean." He gripped. Yes Will tended too sleep in, but the lengths some of the other tenets would go to inorder to wake him could get down right ridiculous at times. "Now, do I have to watch to make sure you'll get changed or are you completely awake?" Will just threw the toppled pillow at Apsel's head for that. "Oh just get out!"

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Character Portrait: Shio Naona Character Portrait: William Dunric Character Portrait: Lucas Cavelier Character Portrait: Mattrim Hawthon Character Portrait: Valeria Sajès Character Portrait: Apsel Lehrer

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"Oh just get out!"
With those words, William threw a pillow at Apsel's head. Apsel merely laughed and dodged the attack.
"Very well. Meet me in the kitchen when you are done."
Apsel then made his way into the kitchen. Lucas and Valeria were already standing there. Apsel smiled and greeted the two.
"Hello, Lucas. I trust you slept well. And a good morning to you as well, Valeria. I hope your cousin didn't cause any trouble."
Apsel then noticed three new faces. One of them was an orange haired girl who held a strange and rotten apple. There was another girl with white hair holding onto the final person's arm. He had glasses and an odd collar around his neck. Apsel gently smiled at the three.
"Don't worry. I'm not going to harm you. My best friend is on his way to give a proper welcome. But for now, I'll introduce myself. My name is Apsel Lehrer. It's nice to meet you."
Shio felt a smile grow on her face and hugged Apsel tightly.
"Hiya Apsel! I'm Shio Naona!!"
Aika merely tried to focus on the man.
"I'm Shio's dream, Aika."
Apsel was briefly confused, but he decided to save his questions for later. They needed to get used to the manor first.

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Character Portrait: Liliana Newman Character Portrait: William Dunric Character Portrait: Apsel Lehrer Character Portrait: Jude Maystro Character Portrait: Key Esdora Character Portrait: Vitali Heilige

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K E Y - E S D O R A // Justice


Key had a very, very hard time to not peer at his body. And she just couldn't rest her eyes on his face... wherein the familiar naughty expression lay. Something not very good for her heart when looking at it for a long time, no, really not. That's why she glanced all over the place and therefore needed time to realise how close Vito's face suddenly was, his breath tickling her ears and made her pale face completely turn into a tomato. She was so flustered that he failed to realise the faint scent of cigarettes still lingering within Vito's breath... fortunately.

"Are you jealous of me flaunting myself in front of everybody?"


Her eyes wide open, staring into his orbs as if obsessed... she quickly averted her glance to the ground, embarrassed. Key was an honest person, she couldn't lie by saying against it... it's the truth after all. I am jealous..., she pouted in her thought still having a blush on her cheeks. "As a matter of fact I do.", he then answered to her question. Key watched him putting on his white shirt with a bit of relief. Slowly, her mind cleared up, and her complexion recovered, but not completely. Why is he so cunning? Button it up... please!, she said still slightly flustered.

"Running away from mobsters is my favourite activity."

"M-MOBSTERS?! GANSTERS? Where?" She shouted with disbelief, for a part afraid of Vito and another determined to get them into prison. With no hesitation she approached him on the spur of the moment, grabbed his hand and squeezed it tightly. "I am always here for you, you can call me anytime you want! I will help you. Definitely." She uttered seriously. I don't want you to be hurt. But then she put a little distance again, smiling awkwardly when she realised that she had again, touched his hand without thinking. "I-I'll do anything." She said, averting her eyes elsewhere, oblivious that 'anything' is a rather unspecific (and dangerous) way to tell her preparedness to help. In that way, it is rather suitable to call her innocent.

"Besides I'm getting a new tattoo on my chest next week and I won't be able to wear any clothes over it so I'll be shirtless weather you want me to be ot not."

I am not against you to be shirtless, was Key's first thought, but she quickly dismissed it. She was troubled with how others will stare at him, eager to get near him, closer and closer... how unpleasant. Key frowned and bit her lip when she again, glanced to Vito and approached him, now beginning to button his shirt. "Why... why do you want to have another tattoo?" She asked, obviously placed her concern on the other matter than the tattoo.

J U D E - M A Y S T R O // The Magician


Honestly, Jude rather liked this moody Will more than the fool Will. Probably because the fool would think of nothing when interfering with his personal stuff, even not really getting that he interrupted. Perhaps it's fortunate to have such an easygoing person as the owner, not some strict madame with glasses who orders people around but to be frank: Jude enjoyed the situation, with a rather creepy delight.

"That would be because we have new guests. And by the sound of it, on of them gets excited easily." Bingo. Jude guessed right. "Ugh, I know, I'm tired of being so friendly, I was going to just come upstairs and do some work, but they said that they needed Will, so, here we are," Jude laughed. "Well, they can have him. In such a lousy mood, he'd only be useful playing dead.", he commented taking another bite on his sandwich which seemed to decrease rather fast. He needed to make another one, because his hunger is still far from being appeased.

"Jude, open up the curtains. It's much too dark in here. Liliana, be a dear and remove the blankets so I have a clear shot. I believed you said I should show no mercy, correct~?"

"That'd bew mwy pleawsure," He said while chewing and did, what he was told to.

"You can go ahead and get going on your work now, Liliana. If you need my assistance, contact me. Same with you, Jude." Jude assumed that it was privacy time and so slightly smirked. "No need to get rid of me, take it easy." He commented with a rather naughty tone as he turned to leave. "Oh and Apsel, about your offer... can you model for me? Naked?" ... He left his question lingering in the air unanswered for good.

Outside, he turned to Liliana. "Lil, want me to make you some sandwich? You gotta work right? I wanna make my second after this anyway, or do you prefer pancakes? Unlike you, I won't let it end up in a disaster." Jude said while laughing freely without any bad intention. Liliana was probably already infamous for her terrific cooking skills, wherein Jude was known to be a rather decent cook. Sometimes he made some dishes for the entire manor, more often though for himself. Depends on his motivation... which lacked lately the past months.

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Character Portrait: Liliana Newman Character Portrait: Shio Naona Character Portrait: Lucas Cavelier Character Portrait: Mattrim Hawthon Character Portrait: Valeria Sajès Character Portrait: Apsel Lehrer Character Portrait: Jude Maystro

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Taking a sip of his coffee his attention fixed onto the orange haired girl who he did not recognize. " Shio.." he was about to carry on when he heard the boy he did not recognize ask a question, and quite a bold question at that. Listening to the explanation Lucas couldn't help but nod in agreement. " The most beautiful blossom is often the shortest live... but its already dawned on you that there is a price to everything hasn't it?" Lucas said, taking another sip of his coffee.

" I cannot complain... but i trust William might with the effort you went through to awaken him" the closest thing to a smirk flickered at the edges of his mouth, but never did it manifest as he turned his gaze to acknowledge Apsel. Though he couldn't help but raise a brow at the statement of no intention to harm, while it probably stood true that none in the room at the intention as of yet, did it really warrant it to be stated as such.

Catching the glance from the boy, he decided he answered his own question. Such statements were necessary with so many different people and personalities within this house, not to mention some powers make others feel uneasy. Then, the power went, Modern homes would of been fine, since they are built to let light in, but this old manor struggled with that so some rooms went dark. Raising his cigar, the dull embers lit up as he took a drag, he heard the shout so he knew someone else was going to fix it. " I do hope none of you are afraid of the dark.... its even worse at night"

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Character Portrait: Liliana Newman Character Portrait: Shio Naona Character Portrait: Lucas Cavelier Character Portrait: Mattrim Hawthon Character Portrait: Valeria Sajès Character Portrait: Apsel Lehrer Character Portrait: Jude Maystro

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Apsel smiled at Lucas.
"I'm glad... And yes, it was an utter nightmare to get William up. You're aware of how he gets..."
Apsel then turned his gaze to Mattrim.
"And likewise for you, Mattrim."
He then noticed the strange looks around the room. He mentally cursed himself while his face was still smiling and caring. He really shouldn't have said that. The last thing he wanted was a chance for Teufel to come out however small it was. Lucky for him, the power went off. Seeing the power go off made Apsel sigh a bit.
"Oh dear... I suppose I'll-"
He was cut off by Liliana's announcement that she'll take care of the power. He smiled.
"Very well then."

Shio had blushed at Lucas's statement. But then she had frowned a bit at his near morbid statement.
'How did he know?! Does he...? Don't tell me...'
Shio had wondered if he went to the same hospital that she did. She decided to get to know this guy a bit better. He seemed pretty interesting. Or maybe Shio was over analyzing things... Still, she wanted to get to know this guy with sunglasses and the girl with the brown ponytail. Aika on the other hand merely blinked. She heard the power go out and decided now would be a good time to disappear. So she did. Shio smiled.
"Oh, I'm not terrified of anything really!"
That was a lie but she certainly wasn't scared of the dark. She was scared of death... and that was going to be inevitable. Shio shook off the morbid thought and continued to smile.

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Character Portrait: Liliana Newman Character Portrait: Shio Naona Character Portrait: William Dunric Character Portrait: Lucas Cavelier Character Portrait: Mattrim Hawthon Character Portrait: Valeria Sajès Character Portrait: Apsel Lehrer

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The cheerful looking girl whose name appeared to be Shio pounced on her and squealed as soon as she mentioned Liliana's lightning."That... is... AWESOME!!!!" She glanced towards glasses boy and whoever or whatever the other figure was. Usually she would know a persons name by just looking at them but this person's aura was a bit different. Well she seemed nice enough when when she explained Shio's actions. "Yes, she's like this with everyone she meets, not just you. Heh, I remember when I was created the first thing she did was hug me." Wait a minute did she just say she was created? She now looked at all the people in the room with a perplexed expression but she decided not to question anything. She never got to answer Shio's question about her power since the girl's attention was whisked away by a handkerchief? If that was Vito's and it should be since he's the only one that carries handkerchiefs she wouldn't touch it, god knows where that has been.
Opening the book she brought with her she focused on reading. She smelt cigars she absent mindedly waved in the direction of Lucas and continued reading. "So... are these new residents, or have we been degraded to hosting a breakfast club?" The question made her smile a bit but she shook her head and squinted at Lucas to hint him to at least pretend to be polite. "A breakfast club would have more food." She pointed at at table which was empty, except for her cereal.
Shio's display of her power left Valeria a bit stunned, to create something out of nothing seemed like such a good power, it's just a shame it didn't work properly. Well even it you couldn't create exactly what you imagined it was far better that getting random visions of peoples futures, and not even the interesting parts of their future.
Apsel's appearance meant that the mission to wake William up was a success. Although waking the manor's owner didn't mean he'll be down soon since he still needed to dress himself and sometimes that could take a very long tome.
Valeria's vision blurred for a moment and she saw the lights flicker, her foresight always showed her the most unnecessary things. The power itself had potential but it seemed that power shortages were more important that lottery numbers. Well it looks like we'll have another power shortage in about 5.. 4.. 3.. 2.. now. The lights went out and a distant "Power's out, I'll fix it!" could be heard.
Valeria wasn't afraid of the dark but she preferred the sunlight much more. And this grand mansion barely had any windows on the ground floor so some rooms seemed shadowy and dark even during the day. "Wouldn't it be nice if our newcomer Sun had the power of glowing in the dark? We could certainly use it with the bad wiring of this place." She crossed her arms and looked around the dim room, there were no conditions for reading and she felt rather uncomfortable around groups of more than four people. "If you will exuce me I'll go check if our charming host managed to dress himself or did the power shortage make him believe it's night and go to sleep again."

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Character Portrait: Liliana Newman Character Portrait: Shio Naona Character Portrait: William Dunric Character Portrait: Lucas Cavelier Character Portrait: Mattrim Hawthon Character Portrait: Valeria Sajès Character Portrait: Apsel Lehrer Character Portrait: ACHAK

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"If you will exuce me I'll go check if our charming host managed to dress himself or did the power shortage make him believe it's night and go to sleep again."
When Valeria said that, Apsel felt a weird pain go through him. It wasn't anything that badly hurt him, it just... felt strange. He shook off the strange feeling and smiled at Valeria.
"I would feel safer if you did that. My attempts to wake Will had resulted in a near execution via pillow. I'd be careful if he's still cranky."
With those words, a loud bump was heard.
"Ah, Achak must have returned with dinner."
Shio looked at Apsel confused.
"Achak? Ooh! I'll go help him!! But first... Let there be Sunlight!"
And with those words, Shio created... torches. Shio felt herself sigh.
"I wanted candles but these work too. Where is this Achak located?"
Apsel wondered a bit.
"Well... knowing him, he's probably near the entrance. But don't move. Will wants to greet you and besides, you don't know the manor that well. I'll get him."
And with that, Apsel walked over to the front of the manor, leaving Shio alone with Lucas and Mattrim. Shio shivered a bit in the darkness.
"This is almost like the time the hospital's lights went out. At least I can stand instead of being in a bed most of my life..."
This was said aloud. It may have made no sense to anyone but the thought comforted young Shio.

Apsel eventually found the front of the manor. He frowned a bit.
"It really is impossible to see in the darkness."
But the darkness proved to be helpful. Apsel felt the calmest when he was in darkness. With nothing to see, everything is perfectly balanced and he could feel human. He then heard drips and followed the sound to greet a Native American man.
"Ah, hello, Achak! Was the hunt successful?"

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Character Portrait: Liliana Newman Character Portrait: Shio Naona Character Portrait: Lucas Cavelier Character Portrait: Mattrim Hawthon Character Portrait: Valeria Sajès Character Portrait: Apsel Lehrer Character Portrait: Jude Maystro Character Portrait: ACHAK

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Liliana dashed down the stairs into the foyer and turned to find that Achak and Apsel standing near the doorway.

"Hello gentlemen, I suppose we really should get this manor fixed up. I'm just going to turn the lights back on now." She flashed a quick smile then began walking quickly again towards the kitchen. In the dining room people still sat around the table, though some were standing now due to the sudden disappearance of light. However Liliana could see in this room because of the torches that burned near to the people. "Ah, hello again, I'll just go and fix this right now." She turned away from the people at the table and entered through the kitchen to a back room hidden by a door.

She turned the knob and opened the door to find the fuse box and all sorts of other necessary things to keep a manor running like it should. It was dark in here too, so Lilian backed into the kitchen again to open a drawer and grab a flashlight, with this, she entered the utility room again and opened the fuse box. It seemed that the circuit had shorted, so Liliana put the flashlight under her arm and re-arranged the wires, they shocked her several times, but she merely shivered, enjoying the feeling of electricity pulsing through her. She removed the obviously broken fuse and took another one out of the box that lay underneath the fuse box, they had one since this happened at least once a month. She replaced the fuse skillfully and then gave it an extra zap of charge to make sure that it stayed on a bit longer.

The lights flickered back on slowly and Liliana turned her flashlight off, smiling in victory.

"Done!" She grinned.

[Note: This could be entirely wrong, I'm no electrician. Don't fix a fuse box on your own.]

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Character Portrait: Liliana Newman Character Portrait: Shio Naona Character Portrait: Lucas Cavelier Character Portrait: Mattrim Hawthon Character Portrait: Apsel Lehrer Character Portrait: Jude Maystro Character Portrait: ACHAK

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Shio smiled and looked at the man with the sunglasses.
"I wonder how long it took the first time."
Despite her initial fear of him, the sunglasses man didn't seem to want to hurt her. This had comforted Shio. She then slapped herself on the forehead.
"Oh, duh! I completely forgot!! God, I'm an idiot... This is what happens when Aika's not here to guide me. Well, Sunglasses Man, since I said my name, could you please tell me yours? Also what's your arcana? Mine's the Sun... But you probably figured it out, huh?"
Shio laughed a little bit and fiddled with her hair in embarrassment. This action caused the previously lit torches to disappear.

Apsel had seen the power go on.
"Oh, well that's convenient. Come, Achak. I'm sure you're aware of the new residents. Why not introduce yourself?"
Apsel helped to guide Achak down to the kitchen, dead deer and all. When Apsel and Achak had arrived at the kitchen, they noticed that only Shio, Mattrim and Lucas were there. Apsel smiled warmly.
"This is Achak. He's also one of our residents."
Shio was about to give her traditional hug attack with her introduction but stopped upon seeing the dead deer on Achak's shoulder. Her eyes widened as a flashback appeared in her mind.
"Big Bro, I'm scared..."
Shio stared as her mother shook on the hospital bed. Her brother stood beside her as they both watched a potentially fatal operation to replace her mother's heart. Her elder brother, Hisashi, allowed Shio to cling to him. Their father refused to attend the surgery.
"It's okay, Shi... Just... Just don't look at it, alright?"
Despite the advice, Shio couldn't look away. The blood was a brilliant scarlet and seemed to stain the white bed. Her normally cheery eyes were filled with both tears and fright. She could hear the erratic "beep, beep, beep" of the monitor keeping track of the heartbeat. Then it all went silent. That was Shio's first experience with death and it had made its mark.

"A-Ah...!"
Shio had backed away at this point and then hid behind sunglasses man for safety. She was still reeling from that flashback and needed to take a few minutes to calm down with someone. Unfortunately, Aika still needed time before she could come out again. Apsel for his part looked at Shio in confusion.
"What's wrong, Miss Naona?"
Shio didn't answer... She was still thinking about the bed turning red and how she lost her mother.

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Character Portrait: Shio Naona Character Portrait: Lucas Cavelier Character Portrait: Mattrim Hawthon Character Portrait: Apsel Lehrer Character Portrait: ACHAK

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Bear had heard footsteps coming towards him and once he felt the presence in front of him, he instantly recalled whose voice was talking to him. "Avsal. Hunt good. Big deer for feast." He shifted the deer back onto his shoulder and sheathed back his axe into the holster. "Need... skinning."

Apsel told him that the new guest arrives and it would be a good idea for him to introduce himself. Bear seemed to understand that he should greet the new guest as well, thinking that it would be wise to get his pipe from the tent first. But Apsel ended up dragging him to them already. The whole house lit up again and he sees two unfamiliar faces in the group of familiars. Bear had picked up which are the new residents and gave them his traditional greeting. He placed his fisted hand on his chest and tapped it twice, a signal of peace and welcome.

The crowd was a bit silent and one of them looked like she was going to approach him but froze like a statue. "Oi, oi. I think you scared the poor child. She looks very much like a stone sculpture from the looks of it." Bear just nodded in recognizing the voice's will. "Avsal, I will skin meat." He left the group with a sort of bow and walked out of the kitchen exit into the backyard.

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Character Portrait: Shio Naona Character Portrait: Lucas Cavelier Character Portrait: Mattrim Hawthon Character Portrait: Apsel Lehrer Character Portrait: ACHAK

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" Yes i overheard what Arcana you possessed" he said, glancing quickly over to the boy to make sure his attention was in the room as Lucas did not like having to repeat introductions " I am Lucas Cavelier, holder of the 13th card in the major arcana.." a brief drag on the now almost finished cigar "..Death"

Seeing Aspel returned he waited for the breifest of moments before finally seeing Achak, and his impressive deer. " Your hunt went well this morning it would seem" he said towards Achak, though something caught his eye, it wasn't movement within his peripheral that took his interest, it was a sudden lack of movement. Turning his shaded gaze back to Shio, he raised a brow. The sudden freezing, which momentarily seemed to be all, but then the slow backing up, pretty much behind him.

" Aspel.. perhaps we should be more cautious about bringing still bleeding deer in front of the new residents..Blood and Death invokes different thoughts in everyone" shifting his position, he used his free hand and placed it gently on Shio's shoulder " Do you need a moment to gather your thoughts?"

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Character Portrait: Shio Naona Character Portrait: Lucas Cavelier Character Portrait: Mattrim Hawthon Character Portrait: Apsel Lehrer Character Portrait: ACHAK

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Apsel was confused. Shio hadn't acted like this the first time he met her. He then saw Shio hiding behind Lucas.
'Perhaps... I may have messed up...'
His suspicions were confirmed when he heard Lucas tell him
"Apsel.. perhaps we should about bringing still bleeding deer in front of the new residents.. Blood and Death invokes different thoughts in everyone"
Apsel really did feel guilty. He hadn't meant to scare Shio. Although, different people had different balances. He had assumed too much again.
"You're right, Lucas... I apologize."
He then heard Achak speak to him.
"Avsal, I will skin meat."
With those words, Achak walked out of the room after a bow. Apsel turned his attention towards Shio.
"Miss Naona, I apologize. I didn't think about your past... I hope you can forgive me."

Shio was still reeling from the flashback. The bloodstained bed, the monitor suddenly going silent, her mother no longer being there... She started to shake and tremble, but something made her snap out of it. Or rather, someone... A hand was placed on Shio's shoulder. She looked up to see Lucas looking down to see Shio.
"Do you need a moment to gather your thoughts?"
Shio blinked and slowly nodded. She then heard Apsel's words to her.
"Y-Yeah... I'm sorry, it's just... I-I have to go."
Shio quickly ran out of the kitchen to get some fresh air. It turned out to do her some good. With no one to watch her, silent tears began to roll down. Shio darkly laughed at the tears.
"Stupid... Getting all worked up over a little blood and a memory... See what you did, Shio? You made everyone worry about you..."
The tears fell down quickly. Shio was silent for a moment before continuing to talk to herself.
"Death's inevitable... No one knows that more than Lucas... but I know it too."
Shio hugged her knees.
"Mom... I miss you..."
Shio wiped her tears and heard the door open. She noticed someone had followed her outside. Shio took a deep breath and turned around to see who had followed her.

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Character Portrait: Liliana Newman Character Portrait: Shio Naona Character Portrait: Lucas Cavelier Character Portrait: Mattrim Hawthon Character Portrait: Apsel Lehrer Character Portrait: ACHAK

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#, as written by Jersh
Matt was about to follow Liliana to help her restore the power but by the time he got to the doorway she had vanished down the lights were already behind to flicker and power back up. In that dim light Matt could see small arcs of electricity radiating from the blown fuse box but Liliana seemed to pay it no mind.

" ..Especially when the one fixing them does not mind being electrocuted by the outdated wiring" he heard Lucas saying from behind him. 'M-masochist' Matt thought to himself and then oh-so-casually backed away. Even if it did not bother her, she could very well be 'holding a charge' that would shock the next thing Liliana touched. Matt did not feel like having his heart stop just yet.... though when he turned around and saw a giant man with a dead deer across his back all his attempts seemed for not.

Breath in, breath out. Matt had always found that simple breathing technique settled his nerves. The man did not seem violent, but it was a bit unorthodox to bring a deer into the home.. especially when it was still dripping blood, making dark red splotches on what had to be an expensive floor once. Shio had reacted even worse than himself. She cowered behind Lucas who was, surprisingly, gentle with her though Shio ran out of the room regardless. Matt was starting to follow her when suddenly a piercing headache had him down to one knee. Gritty faces of men he did not know, bared steel and flashes of a reflection of a moon in an ever widening pool of blood. The stares of those same men, the light long-gone from their cloudy eyes.

Matt was panting for breath once the sights passed. 'That has never happened before' Matt thought to himself, even thinking the words hurt. His head felt like it was on fire and when he tried to stand his legs felt weak. "What in the hell is happening to me?" the words escaped before he could bite them back. Matt looked around the kitchen and paled slightly. This was bad, he couldn't let them know anything about this. Matt made as if to retie his shoelace and with much effort he pushed himself back up to his feet and leaned with his hip against the table. It made him appear casual, though truth be told the table was doing more work than his legs at keeping him standing.

"Would someone mind checking on Shio?" Matt suggested