Take My Hand

Take My Hand

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Four children are abandoned by their mother and must find their way to the aunt's house (who they've never met) four states away. With no car, and no adult figure; how will they make it?( 2 OPEN FEMALE, 1 MALE role! 5/19/13)

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I don’t know if anyone will ever find this… but if you find this, mama, I’m taking the kids to Aunt Jenny’s. I hope you’re there when we get there, cause I’m not ready to raise kids.. I only just turned seventeen, mama… and, I don’t really know how I’m going to take care of them.

But don’t you worry, mama, cause I’m doing my best. I remember you said Aunt Jenny lives in Easthaven, out west. So that’s where I’m taking the kids. I hope you’re there. I really do. We’ll follow the railroad as far as it’ll take us, then I’ll ask for directions where I can get them.

Why’d you leave, mama? If you’re at Aunt Jenny’s we promise to be good. Extra good. We won’t fight as much, we all promise. We won’t be much trouble. We love you, mama. I’m leaving this note with the car… incase we just didn’t wait long enough for you to comeback out of the mall… But see, it’s been four days… and the mall cop says he hasn’t seen you. I think people are starting to ask questions—the people that work here… And since we can’t take this yellow Cadillac with us… I guess I’ll just leave it here and hope you come back with the keys.

People are starting to notice we’ve been here this long, seeing as I’ve been getting food from the free samples in the mall… It was my choice to move on. I’m so sorry, mama. I love you so much.
See you in Easthaven.
Clara.



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Four children are abandoned by their mother in the middle of a cross-country road trip. She leaves them in her yellow Cadillac and goes into the mall. Four days later; her oldest daughter, Clara, gives up on her mom ever coming back and decides that her siblings and her would be better off if they just walked to Easthaven, where their Aunt Jenny lives. They’ve never met her, but their broke mother seemed to think she would take the children in. Jennifer Kensington is very wealthy and lives in a large manor with her mysterious house staff. The large manor is full of secrets.

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This role play will start with only 6 main roles. Four children of the abandoned Cadillac and two children that have been on the streets for quite some time. The Cadillac children will meet up with the Street Children and then journey to Aunt Jenny’s house together. They will have to avoid cops and kidnappers, while managing to find food and shelter from day to day. Everyone will be welcome to play a number of NPCs (shop keepers, cops, daily citizens, etc.) The Street children are wild thieves, having known no other way of life. The Cadillac children are more reserved and skittish about the big world they’ve been cast into.


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This will take place in no /real/ time period. Main travel is by train or old style cars. No cell phones. No internet. Girls mostly wear dresses, but some do wear jeans. It’s sort of a mix between the 1800s and the 1900s with a bit of a steampunk twist on things (minus all the weaponry). With this in mind, please keep your characters realistic to this setting: No unnaturally colored hair, no extensive piercings or tattoos (they’re KIDS).


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    Clara Eddington| Cadillac Children | Age 17 | TAKEN by Jynxii
    Douglas Eddington| Cadillac Children| Age (13-16) | TAKEN by Starlight77
    Natalie Eddington| Cadillac Children| Age (10-12) | OPEN - PLEASE ADOPT
    Flynn Eddington| Cadillac Children| Age (6- 8) | TAKEN
    Oldest Boy| Street Children| Age (17- 18) | TAKEN by Shatari19
    Penelope King| Street Children| (13-15) | OPEN - PLEASE ADOPT
    Alex Curtis| Street Child| (15) | TAKEN by Jakomocha



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1. Please no gm or pw. Obviously ^^
2. This is always said last, so… Let me say it first? HAVE FUN!
3. Please follow the standard rules of RP; no killing anyone without their permission (and mine), don’t constantly post and leave people out…. The standard ^^
4. Please be as realistic as possible.
5. What I say goes, but I would love your opinion!
7. Tell me which number I skipped when asking to reserve so I know you read the rules (:
8. All posts will be in third person. <3



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Alex Curtis

Alex hardly payed attention to Penelope and Zach's conversation, instead focusing on his messy side of the cart. The room was a messy one, but that's what would be expected when two teen boys get a room of their own to take care of. Zach's side, however, was much cleaner. There was a few notebooks and pencils nearby, and a folded bed sheet. Not neat, but acceptable. Alex's side had the smaller bed of their clustered cart yet had open books laying on it and art utensils on the desk. Three half-finished clay models were also positioned on his desk as well as one of few finished paintings partly-nailed onto the wall. A small, broken guitar and old prank material laid under his bed as well.

"All right," Zach announced, bringing Alex back to reality. He wasn't surprised that Zach agreed to go to dinner as Penny could convince her brother to do nearly anything. Maybe it was just because she meant the world to him. Maybe it was because he felt like he owed his sister for coming with him. Probably a mix of both.

Alex quickly snuck a pack of cards in his pocket because if anything got awkward at the dinner table, he could distract everyone with a game of blackjack or poker. As they exited the cart they walked out to the crowded area with their coworkers offering each other hi-fives and toasting each other. That was the routine after every successful, and even unsuccessful circus.

"You know that other family, the newcomers? They don't really seem prepared for this sort of life. I guess none of us really were either though. Maybe they're just trying to get somewhere though, and don't plan on sticking along with us," Alex said to Penny, loudly saying the last part so Zach could add on if he wanted to. Maybe Zach also didn't know where, if anywhere, they were heading. Either way, Zach did not respond as he seemed consumed with his thoughts. As they entered the tent where food was served, Alex softly grabbed Penny's arm and asked her, "Wanna cut the line?" That's what Penny and Alex did most of the time anyways. He also noticed Clara and her eldest brother's face in the crowd and waved to her.

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Penny


Alex had asked if she wanted to cut line, but by the time they had gotten there, it had already died down. "No point today," she shrugged. After standing in line with the boys she made a B-line for the Eddington family. Immediately she sat down next to Clara and offered her a wide smile. "Well, how did you like the circus?" As the girl answered, Penny glanced over to her brother, frowning. What was his problem? At his silence, she reached her leg under the picnic style table and kicked his shin. She glared for extra emphasis. 'Be nice,' she mouthed, jerking her eyes towards Clara and her family. "You know, no offense or nothing, but... you all don't look much like circus folk. Why are you here? Are you staying or just passing through?" Penny had so many questions, all swimming in and out of her thoughts. Biting her lower lip, she forced herself to wait for another response before spilling out any more.

It had been a long time since she'd seen another girl around her own age, and it was kind of nice to have another girl around. Not that she was going to start going all girly and cooking for anyone! To hell with that! But it was nice, to see a 'proper' young lady around. Penny would never admit it, but Clara kind of reminded her of Wendy, from the stories Zach used to read her. Wendy was just a kid herself, but she pretended to be the mother of all those Lost Boys. Penny felt her mood dropping a little at the thought. Lost boys. That's what Alex and Zach were. Penny glanced over to her dark haired friend, who always had a smile on his face. Did he have a family to go back to? After all this time, did they? Did their mother and father even remember them anymore? Were they missed? Penny's shoulders slowly began to fall with all the sad thoughts she was thinking.

Upon being noticed, she perked right back up and flashed one of her usual Penny King smiles. The only people allowed to be sad in the circus were the clowns; and they had real reasons to be sad! They get made fun of all day, so at least she didn't have to deal with that.




Clara Eddington


Clara waved at the others who were in line, and pointed them out to her siblings. She continued to eat until the others had their food and sat down, Penny beside her, Alex beside Penny, and Zach directly in front of her. "Well, how did you like the circus?" Penny chirped, bright eyed and full of life. "I thought it was wonderful," Clara replied honestly, a smile lifting her lips. "What did you all think of it," she asked to her siblings, hoping that they enjoyed the show as much as she did. After she was answered, the black haired girl beside her spared no time. "You know, no offense or nothing, but... you all don't look much like circus folk. Why are you here? Are you staying or just passing through?" Clara laughed, unable to answer her right away. Penny was like a puppy; so excited, it was unsure what to do with itself. Clara regarded the girl, wondering if she would start vibrating from her restraint of more questions.

Ever patient, Clara calmed her laughing and nodded. "You're right, and I'm sorry to say we can not stay. We are heading to Easthaven, to live with our late aunt. The ringmaster was kind enough to give us a ride... Although it is lovely here and the people," she paused to offer the three of the circus group a smile, "are wonderful... We need to get to our aunts as soon as possible." Once she was sure that the two little ones were busy eating their food, and tuning her out, she added in a low tone, "I think that is where our mother went, and we are trying to find her." Clara felt a blush rise in her cheeks, and the reaction was unexpected. She was embarrassed. How does one 'lose' their mother? She felt like an idiot.

It was just then that she noticed a change in the younger female sitting beside her. "Penny, are you alright? Honestly, it's no problem at all, there's no need to be sad for us. I think the younger two are quite happy to be on such an adventure!" Clara felt relief when the other girl lifted her head and flashed a beautiful smile towards her. Clara smiled back, thankful to have lifted the girl's sadness. "What about you," she asked, turning her attention directly to Zach and then to Alex. "What brought you here, and why did you stay?" Don't you have families, she wanted to ask, but after glancing between the trio again, she decided against it.

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As Penny began speaking to Clara, Zach kept quiet still. He'd not really thought anything different about his actions but apparently his sister didn't care for it. The younger girl kicked him quite hard in the shin and if that wasn't enough Penny made sure to mouth the words, "Be nice" to him. The younger girl even went so far as to glare at him. Zach had done a poor job at hiding his pain, though. He turned his blue eyes to his sister, returning her glare before rolling his eyes at her. He didn't understand why Penny wanted him to be social. She knew how much he hated speaking with those that he didn't know. He tried to push these thoughts from his mind and attempted to concentrate on what was going on around him. Penny was still talking with Clara. "You know, no offense or nothing, but... you all don't look much like circus folk. Why are you here? Are you staying or just passing through?" Zach noted quickly Penny's mood turning. He wondered what she was thinking. Hopefully it had nothing to do with him, though..he was afraid that perhaps it had to do with the both of them. Zach kept his eyes upon Penny, even as Clara answered the younger girl. "You're right, and I'm sorry to say we can not stay. We are heading to Easthaven, to live with our late aunt. The ringmaster was kind enough to give us a ride... Although it is lovely here and the people," she said smiling, "are wonderful... We need to get to our aunts as soon as possible." Clara spoke again before noticing the change in Penny. "Penny, are you alright? Honestly, it's no problem at all, there's no need to be sad for us. I think the younger two are quite happy to be on such an adventure!" the older girl said. Zach was quite happy when his sister seemed to perk back up and even smiled. Zach was frowning towards his sister. He would have to speak with her later about what was bothering her.

Zach was finally forced to take his eyes off of his sister when Clara directed a question towards the trio. "What about you? What brought you here, and why did you stay?" His blue eyes focused upon Clara. The boy's face was still quite blank even after Penny telling him to be nice. He just couldn't help it. He allowed Alex to answer first, listening to his friend. Zach knew that Penny was expecting him to answer Clara. Could he do it? He wasn't sure but he would try. After Alex had finished speaking, Zach stared at Clara. He wasn't sure why he was, but at last he finally tore his eyes from the girl in front of him, looking down at his plate. "My parents..they kicked me out of the house. Said that I was too much to handle..needed to straighten up." he said softly, still looking down. "I begged Penny to stay but..she insisted upon coming with me. We stayed because we have nowhere else to go." Finally he looked up again, holding Clara's gaze this time, for a moment before turning his gaze to Penny, trying to see if she was happy that he'd at least made an effort to speak with the girl.

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Alex Curtis

Penny asked the question Alex had been wondering the whole time, "You know, no offense or nothing, but... you all don't look much like circus folk. Why are you here? Are you staying or just passing through?" The mood suddenly became tense at the wait for Clara's response, however it was all lost as Clara started laughing. Penny bit her lip, obviously restraining the multiple questions she wanted to blurt out.

Clara responded, "You're right, and I'm sorry to say we can not stay. We are heading to Easthaven, to live with our late aunt. The ringmaster was kind enough to give us a ride... Although it is lovely here and the people are wonderful... We need to get to our aunts as soon as possible." She then blushed a little as she bent closer to the trio and said in a hushed tone, "I think that is where our mother went, and we are trying to find her."

Alex didn't understand how a mother could get lost without the intent of abandoning her children but seeing Clara's blush made him refrain from asking and he did not want to make her sad. Penny's mood suddenly dropped and the whole atmosphere of the room nearly changed. Clara almost instantly said, "Penny, are you alright? Honestly, it's no problem at all, there's no need to be sad for us. I think the younger two are quite happy to be on such an adventure!" which brought Penny out of her zone and led to her giving one of her sparkling smiles. It was rare for Penny to be so sad which caught Alex a little off guard.

"What about you? What brought you here, and why did you stay?" Clara asked curiously. Alex suddenly became self-conscious of his scars, something he had learned to ignore, and while he couldn't cover the barely-visible scars on his eyes he made sure his sleeve was tucked down enough to cover the scars on his arm. Even Penny and Zach spoke to Alex little of his past. "You know, my family went through some tough times. My mother died when I was seven, which was tough on me but a lot tougher on my dad, who was very close to her. He started going out and drinking and eventually I couldn't take it much more and left on my eighth birthday. I didn't meet Zachariah or Penelope until I was twelve- or was it thirteen? I think they were frightened of me at first," Alex joked. He decided to leave out his habits of gambling and his fathers beatings.

Zach suddenly surprised Alex by sharing his story. He seemed to be doing it more to impress his sister rather than share his story, but nonetheless it was something unusual of Zach. The story always amazed Alex of how attached Penny was that she decided to go with her brother. However, the story always made Alex long for a companion who would always stick by his side. Clara's siblings had Clara and Zach had Penelope while Alex had no one.

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Sadly, yeah we are =/

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I am back. Jynxii, are you and me the only people still active?

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Alright, sorry. Is anyone else still here?

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No we can wait. I think it's just you and me now anyway.

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Alright. I'm going away for two weeks this Sunday so maybe I should wait until I get back as I won't have internet access where I'm going- unless that's too long of a time for you?

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I would just sum it up honestly, and then list the spots we have open. Don't forget to link them to the rp, too. I am celebrating fathers day today, so I can deal more with this tomorrow (:

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I'm still here. I'm not very good at creating things like roleplayers wanted posts though. How exactly would I format it, especially considering that I'm not the creator of the roleplay?

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Would someone else like to post the role player wanted thread? I've already posted two, so I don't want to seem like I'm hounding people or anything o.o Thanks so much for you dedication, btw, Jako <3

Also; Is everyone still here? o.o

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*bump* Is everything alright guys?

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You're right, that wouldn't make much sense. You're probably gonna need to bump the roleplayers wanted page back to the front page.

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T_T I need Clara to have at least one sibling. It doesn't make sense for her to take a bunch of runaways to her aunt's house xD

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I don't really have any connections on this site... sorry !

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Alrighty, thanks Twi.

So, now we need to fill, by order of importance:
1. Doug
2.Natalie / 3. Flynn

I want to at least try to get one more role filled before I start us back up... Can you guys do me a favor and ask some of the role players you know if they'd be interested in taking Doug or the little ones?

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I took Penelope

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Aww, thanks Jako, but I will probably let her be adopted if a willing and able role player wants her. Playing two main characters and developing the story line by myself is a little much I think. I'm surprised I've been able to juggle all three thus far without boring you guys haha

On a side note... where the hell did Flynnigan go? >.> I made a new Flynn since the other two were abandoned and not put up for adoption and now he's gone D: Nu!!!!!

I've also decided that if another week goes by and we cannot replace the two little ones I will be creatively writing them out of the story. It also just occurred to me that Doug has completely vanished too... X.X

So currently we need a:
1. Natalie
2. Flynn
3. Penny
4. Doug.

Good grief. .-. All of the Eddingtons (aside from Clara) left... v.v

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No problem about the hold! I just hope you keep Penelope as one of your characters (and of course Clara) because you are amazing at rping as her.

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Hey twi-twi! ^-^ Yes, as I said in the credits area I am loosely basing the role play off of the novel.

Which character were you interested in?

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I read a book like this once.... Homecoming. Hated the book, liked the idea. So, could I take up one of the characters?

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We are on hold again, everyone. I will not be posting again until we can fill at least one of the now THREE missing character slots. I don't want whoever joins to feel hopelessly behind. >.< So, again, bare with me guys. I'm so sorry about the leavers. I have put up a new Characters Wanted advertisement, so hopefully that will bring in new blood.

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Okay sounds great (: