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Annabel Lee

"This is all just seriously irritatingly stupid."

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a character in “Unhappy Refrain”, as played by NaturesSecret

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Name:
Annabel Lee.

Age:
18 years of age.

Gender:
Female.

Personality:
“It's easy to fake relationships, but that just makes it harder to earn a real one..."
Anna on the outside is a fairly cheery girl, who smiles all the time. She is happy and bubbly and always tries to make the best out of her day. With many ‘friends’ and teachers /adults who trust her, it’s hard to believe that she would ever be sad.
Though, once you venture deeper into her life other than the outside material, Anna is a very sad and lonely girl. Not to mention she has a lethal and short fused temper that she tries to hide from everyone. She is often ‘fake’ to those around her and has no interests and another’s drama. Anna doesn’t mind too much of her peers and the adults around her and often of the times, finding herself looking down on others, envying them for their happiness and ignorance.
Anna, despite her ‘bittersweet’ personality, has one hell of an imagination. While she has no interest in artistic things such as creative writing or drawing, or even playing an instrument or singing, she can easily succeed in such fields.

Appearance:
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Anna’s appearance isn’t something people would stop and stare at. She isn’t beautiful, and in fact, very plain looking. She has bland, brown eyes that often look gray in a lighter area and dull blonde hair that frames her face and stops around her shoulders. It’s often worn down with some sort of decoration in it like a hair barrette or a band. Her style consists of skirts and tee’s, hardly ever wearing pants or shorts- in fact, the closest thing she’d wear to pants are leggings under her skirts. She reaches right around 5’5ft and is a very petite girl.

Cause of Unhappiness:
Anna has various reasons for her unhappiness; it could be from her parents’ selfish suicide that left her and her siblings alone in the world with over a thousand dollars in debts, or it could be the fact that she’d never be able to live a normal teenage life. Perhaps it’s just the fact that her college dreams and passion of becoming an international college professor was flushed away.

History:
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Anna was born into her family as the first child, and boy was everything perfect- even after the twins was born. It was four years after, that everything turned sour. Anna was just getting back from her part-time job when she found a note on the table with an envelope filled with money explaining that they had committed suicide. Instead of using the money for emergencies and waiting until the child protection aid(s) arrived, Anna packed everyone up in the car and drove out of town to go live with her aunt- who also, coincidentally died. Lucky for Anna, her aunt’s death was a little more justified and she was able to keep the insurance money, the land and the house. Now, she lives off of night jobs, using her aunts’ insurance money to pay taxes and getting everyone through school and slowly paying off the debt her parents left her.

Trivia (Optional):
While Anna is fairly new to the town, she is very popular amongst her peers; though no one really knows her life situation.
Gideon and Colby are her younger brothers; they are twins of 7 years old, just starting elementary.
Her jobs consist of a waitress (Mon-Fri [night]), a non-sexual escort (Fri-Mon[night]), and a sales girl at a pharmacy (Mon-Sun[day/evening]); the escort job is a secret and nobody knows much about it- unless you walk around in certain districts at night in the city.
She doesn’t always go to school, but because of her good terms with many of the teachers, she hardly ever seems to fail.
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So begins...

Annabel Lee's Story

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Annabel Lee


Even at four in the morning, the city hadn’t slept. The street was filled with bustling people, many of them having an attractive other hooked up onto their arm as they laughed, poured alcohol and continued to blindly enjoy their ignorance. Anna was one of them tonight. She wore a tight pink mini-dress that just barely came down to her butt, her legs extended outwards and ending with bright pink pumps while she wore jewelry that seemed as if they belonged to a kabuki stage. Her dull brown eyes lit up behind what seemed like pounds of makeup and her hair was fancily pulled back into a beautifully decorated bun.

Despite this, Anna was only as popular as long as she flaunted what body she had. An older gentleman drooped his arm over her bare shoulders and leaned closer to her, his breath stained with whiskey. “You know, doll,” God, she hated when men used that word. “I could get you some real diamond and pearls to put around yer neck,” He leaned in closer, causing Anna to slide back along the fake leather seats. “If only you give me a little more service.” He chuckled disgustingly at his own words and Anna could feel herself forcing vomit back down her throat.
“Oh?” She said questioningly. “And what would happen if Mrs. Halter found out?” She gave him a poisoned smile that made him clear his throat and poke her nose.
“You’ve got sass, doll,” He burped, holding up his cup when Anna held up the whiskey, silently offering him more. “That’s what I like about you.” He winked as he brought up the shot glass to his lips.

“Then you will love me.” A tall and curvy brunette leaned down, separating Anna from the man. Her hair swooped down from her shoulders as she gave the older gentleman a fine view down the striking red dress she wore. The man said nothing but only turned to his fellow gentlemen who were also staring down the woman’s dress, and raised his glass in appreciation of a woman’s body.
“Thanks Sandra.” Anna whispered to the brunette as she got up, smiling tightly when she did so.
“No need, Anna. You’re off anyways.” With that, Anna left the dimly lit room and down the purple and blue hallway, turning into an oddly off color white room that had the sign, ‘Employees Only’.

The moment Anna walked into the room and shut the door behind her; she shuffled out of that suffocating dress and pulled on some jeans and a tee. It didn’t take long to throw the dress into the dirty laundry bin and return the fake jewelry to the establishment’s dressing room and before she knew it herself, she was out of the escort building and walking down the busy street way, fatigue hitting her like a bus. Speaking of bus, she had to wait for one; great.

Anna raised her brows at the drunkards and prostitutes who walked this street; a street police wouldn’t dare to supervise considering the fact that the majority of them come here to ‘relieve steam’ and drink. In fact, Anna couldn’t even count how many times the sheriff and his deputy came into their shop, demanding for a date with the escorts who worked with her. Of course, Anna wasn’t very popular amongst the men excluding the older ones who flew around her like bugs- yet, even they’d always pay more attention to the more ‘well-endowed’ women at her work; and that, was what made the difference. The pay; perhaps that’s why she’s always been stuck with the drunks, the old men and the business men who come in every now and then- because she was cheaper, because she wasn’t pretty enough to get paid more, because she was average.

She shook her head violently at those swarming thoughts. She didn’t need strangers to pay her for her attention to make her feel pretty. That was bullshit. Anna scowled violently as the bus pulled up, getting on and continuing her scowl until they reached the train station that would send her tired ass home. And it did. The minute she got home, which was about 7 am now, she fumbled off her heels and staggered in. Anna always wished there was a better paying job near her that wasn’t three hours away from home, and had a babysitter in the job; but alas, that would never happen, it was impossible. Just as impossible as her parents rising from the dead, smiling and laughing, telling her it was all a joke and to just resume life before they utterly destroyed it. That thought brought a horrible feeling to the pits of her stomach and before she could think about it even more, she crashed in her bed, sleeping off a small amount of the day’s irritation.

It wasn’t long before two sets of grubby little hands pushed into her side, causing her to stir in bed. “One more time Colby!” On three, another push pressured into her side, causing Anna’s eyes to flutter open slightly, her vision adjusting to the sight of two, small blonde children. Ah, back to reality; or more specific, it meant she had to get up; great.
“Alright, alright,” She yawned, pushing her zombie body up off the bed. “I’m up.” She rubbed her eyes and stared at the clock which read ten. That only meant that the boys had been up for two hours and where probably hungry. “Do you want breakfast?” She asked, standing up and stretching, peaking down at the doe-eyed children who looked up at her, Colby’s thumb in his mouth as Gideon’s chubby face gyrated as he shook his head up and down vigorously.

When breakfast was made- only consisting of toast and eggs, Anna sat down, a piece of toast in her mouth as she sipped on coffee, nibbling on the burnt piece of carbohydrate.
“Are you working again tonight?” Asked Gideon, who gave her a serious look of concern.
“Of course; if I didn’t, what do you think you’d be eating now instead of eggs and toast?” She said, her mouth full while she tried to swallow it down with coffee.
“Dirt!” Yelled Colby as he threw his hands up in the air in a blunt excitement.
“Right,” She reached over the table to take Gideon’s toast. “Learn from this dude; he gets it.” Anna smiled as she took a bite of the toast she rightfully stole.
Gideon didn’t find that amusing at all. He only glared at her with disapproving. “You shouldn’t work this hard you know,” He began, pouting and staring at his half eaten eggs. “Mom and dad always said that working too much is bad for you.”
This made her skin prickle with anger. “Yeah? Well tell me Gideon, where the hells mom and dad now?” She growled, glaring at the shrinking kid. “Stop filling your mind with the bullshit they fed you. They left us for dead.” She took her eyes off of him when she saw tears form in his eyes. “Don’t cry. It only shows how weak you are.” Gideon nodded and stuffed the rest of his eggs violently in his mouth to prevent himself from hiccupping a sorrowful moan.

The rest of the day went easy; Anna napped on the couch and only awoken for lunch before napping again. It wasn’t until dinner that she got up, made dinner and bathed herself and the boys. By that time, Gideon had forgotten about the morning’s scolding and was playing ‘knights and dragons’ with Colby, who’d roar fiercely, splashing both Gideon and Anna. Colby raised his bubble-soaked hands up in the air, swimming around in the small bathtub as Gideon flung shampoo at Colby to keep him away as Anna scrubbed his scalp clean. Once bath time was over, Anna dressed the boys and got dressed herself. Apparently, a high dollar benefactor was coming to the shop, so everyone had to bring their own dress- which only meant that she’d be borrowing from the neighbors again; yay.

She braided her hair and pinned it up, re-doing her makeup and headed out to the neighbor’s, knocking on the door and waiting until a thin, short yet beautiful red head answered the door. For once in her life, Anna was happy for her unbearably good people skills; it meant she could use them, or more importantly, their stuff. She spoke quickly to the woman who then gave her a short purple mini-dress with an uncomfortably high slit. After having the woman promise to check in and watch the kids, Anna walked into her own house and got changed. Just as she expected, the dress was uncomfortably short, making her wish it was only a bit longer. She had trouble just walking in it, the tiny thing kept riding up and the slit made the tip of her thigh high stockings visible to all those who wanted to take a peak. Anna threw on her pumps and an oversized, old long coat that went to her knees, hiding her awful, gaudy dress and head out to the shop.

As usual, the streets where crowded as can be, and only made maneuvering around without being seen in that awful dress even harder. It wasn’t until she got into the escort place that she felt comfortable, seeing the women who dressed even worse than she did made her feel better about the piece of fabric that covered her lady parts. The night itself went on usually; there was laughing, drinking and the high dollar benefactor all seemed relaxed and enjoyed the time. It was mainly filled with older gentlemen, with the occasional young man who seemed way too comfortable in this sort of club. None the less, due to the purple, short dress, Anna was able to get an ample tip, which made even her to show her real smile.

Sandra came up from behind her, in her signature, ‘look at my tits’ move, leaning over the chair and dismissed Anna to the back. Due to the customers tonight, Anna wasn’t able to leave until later, which meant her brothers would be awake and hungry when she arrived and also meant that Anna wouldn’t sleep until later this evening- great, another 24 hours with less than 3 hours of sleep. Perhaps she’d skip school Monday to catch up? Anna threw on her jacket and walked out, the sun burning her eyes red as she began to make her way to the bus stop on the now less crowded street.

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Character Portrait: Ataro Hatsuyuki Character Portrait: Annabel Lee Character Portrait: Ayano Kujikawa

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Annabel Lee


Sunday was normal for Anna; she got home, made herself normal before caring for the boys. Most of the day was spent sleeping, only waking up to make dinner. She loved Sundays; she didn’t have to work or do anything annoying, just sleep and care for the butt breath brothers of hers.
Though, when Monday came, it was a totally different store.
“Come on boy!” She yelled down the hallway in her usual agitated voice as she stuffed paper bags in each of their book bags. “Get your asses over here now!” She screamed, her neck becoming red with anger. “We’re already late! Remember what the teacher said she’d do if you guys where late again?!” Gideon reeled the corner, stopping at an instant; his shirt was tousled, his hair arrayed and he had toothpaste hanging on the corner of his mouth.
“I’m ready!” He said, catching the book bag she threw at him before Anna walked near him, wiping his mouth clean.

It wasn’t long after that before Colby silently walked towards them, looking much neater than Gideon ever could. “Alright, kid-lings, let’s move.” With that the small trio marched out and into the car. Anna started it and backed out, heading towards the elementary school. Along the way, she took out granola bars and juice boxes out of her armrest and threw it behind her; she figured that it might be good to carry them around just in case they ever ran late- which was every Monday and Friday. Hell, one could reason it was every day. They arrived at the elementary just in time and she dropped them off in a flash, saying her ‘I love you’s and ‘good-bye’s to them. She hit the gas pedal and arrived at the high school in a short amount of time, parking her car in the student parking and arriving in her class.

Oddly enough, it was vacant. Anna looked around, before the professor walked in, looking a bit shocked to see her.
“Oh, Anna,” He simply said. “I’m sorry to inform you but the last time you were absent, we formed groups.” He said, sitting down. “Due to your bright attitude, I thought I’d put you together with the…er, not so bright students; hoping you’d rub off on them.” He sat down and leaned in his black chair, acting as if he was busy. “Unfortunately, you weren’t here,” He went on, “and it seems as if they didn’t properly clean up their mess; they’re in detention as we speak.” Anna placed her bag on his desk, smiling a little to try and hide the swelling anger; she better not have come to school and spend her day in detention with people she could give two shits about- hell, that was everyone here. “I’m not asking you to write the essay, but just pop in there and see if you’ll brighten up their moods, will you? You know, be ‘apart of the team’, as they say.” He chuckled.

Anna laughed back at him before smiling. “Sure, though, I think you should give them a little more credit, professor,” She started to walk to the door, turning slightly, “They are just as bright as I can ever be.” With that, she gave him a wide, innocent smile and hoped that that line would bring an end to any future disturbances with the particular group.

It didn’t take her long to locate the library and walk in; there was a creepy boy and an awfully dark looking girl already sitting there- great. She had to make ‘friends’ with Sweeny Todd and Elizabeth Bathory; how could she barely contain her ‘oozing excitement’? None the less, she made her way over towards them, a note book in her hand and a smile on her face. Let the acting begin. She thought with a small sigh.
“Hello! You guys must be my group members, huh?” Her voice was light and bubbly; the voice she’d use at the escort club or to adults that just made them seem to love her. “Sorry about never being here. I feel as though because of that, you guys got in trouble. If I was here, I would’ve cleaned up for you guys.” She stood in front of the girl and the boy, holding out her free hand. “I’m Anna, and it’s ever so nice to meet you.”

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Character Portrait: Ataro Hatsuyuki Character Portrait: Annabel Lee Character Portrait: Ayano Kujikawa

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Ataro had already taken his seat beside the girl, but quite nervously. This girl had already walked away from him once. And she had to be at his school of all places. So their task was to write an essay about their outlook in life. Ataro sighed and just propped up his head with his hand, his forehead basically in his palm. Of course, he hated life. He wouldn't have tried to kill himself if he hadn't hated it in the first place. So did the world. He also hated it. Had he not dropped the knife at that time he would be already dead now.

"Hello! You guys must be my group members, huh?"

A bubbly voice snapped Ataro out of his world and life loathing. “Sorry about never being here. I feel as though because of that, you guys got in trouble. If I was here, I would’ve cleaned up for you guys.” The girl who had appeared without him noticing apologized to both of them. "It's fine. I'm never here anyways." Ataro thought to himself glumly. School was too boring for his tastes. He wasn't sure why he even marked his schedule that he had to go to school today.

“I’m Anna, and it’s ever so nice to meet you.” Another light and happy kid to Ataro, this Anna. He wasn't very fond of making friends with people like her- One, they never really understood him, and two, he tried to strangle the one friend he had before. The memory of his hands around her neck and the tears in her eyes as she begged him to stop, that it wasn't him, sent chills and a very painful shot of regret into his heart and down his spine. Ataro considered himself a monster. That's why he did the others a favor and locked himself up.

Nevertheless, he lightly shook the girl's hand though his face remained as stern as ever. "Ataro. Hatsuyuki Ataro." He introduced himself quietly before retracting his hand and stuffing it back into his pocket to grip his scissors tightly. If need be that this girl was not what she was, or if she was someone that saw him on Saturday when he slashed and stabbed that guy in the arm, or if she drove him to the edge, he might end up killing her.

After all, Ataro didn't consider himself a nuisance and a heartless beast for nothing.

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Character Portrait: Ataro Hatsuyuki Character Portrait: Annabel Lee Character Portrait: Alexa Flarea AKA Eradicatior Sins Character Portrait: Ayano Kujikawa

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Monday
"Why, Alexa-san?? Why did you attack those people?"
Alexa merely stared at the principal.
(flashback)
Alexa was walking to her class and a girl had bumped into her.
"Oh my gosh, I'm so sorry! Are you okay...? Here, let me help you up!"
Alexa stared at the girl before allowing her to let her up. As soon as this was going on, a group of girls started to surround the one girl.
"Why did you help her up, Rise?"
"Yeah, didn't you hear? This girl might be related to that killer going around!!"
Alexa felt an anger tremble inside her.
'I'm a monster sure... but I'm not a killer...'
Almost in an instant, Alexa felt a smile creep up on her face as Eradicator took over her. He walked over to the girls and punched one of them in the stomach, grabbed another girl's hair and threw her against the wall multiple times and for the last girl, he stared her down and then proceeded to kick her to near death. By the time security showed up, the damage had been done and Alexa snapped out of her confusion wondering what was going on.
(end of flashback)
"Alexa-san, you really should speak when you're spoken to..."
Alexa still stared at him, trying to make heads and tails of what had happened. He sighed.
"Well, the majority of your group is in detention so that's where you'll go."
Alexa left for detention. A guy and two girls. She nodded in their direction and sat down besides the one girl who looked somewhat normal.
'A deer in a room full of wolves. Interesting...'

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Character Portrait: [NPC] Bartender Character Portrait: Ataro Hatsuyuki Character Portrait: Annabel Lee Character Portrait: Alexa Flarea AKA Eradicatior Sins Character Portrait: Ayano Kujikawa

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Ayano had been spacing out for a few minutes before she heard footsteps approaching the library. She looked up and saw a young man headed into school. He was probably one of her "group mates" who doesn't even bother showing up. "Wait a minute--" She thought. "He was the SAME, FREAKING GUY back at the waiting shed." She just shrugged it off, knowing that he probably wouldn't have the guts to attack in a very public place. Muttering to herself, she simply took her pen and started scribbling.

A few more moments later, another face entered the room. She seemed bright and enthusiastic and she mentioned something about being here to cheer up the mood. "She seems nice, I guess..." Ayano thought. She saw her make small talk with her and the creepy dude, introducing herself. "Ayano. Kujikawa Ayano." Ayano introduced herself as nicely as she can, even managing a weak smile. She shook her hand after the boy. The next few minutes was spent in awkward silence.

While she was working, she heard a bunch of professors talking loudly outside, ruining the beautiful quiet atmosphere. Fed up, she stood from her table and headed to the door to give it a close look. It was one of those doors that stayed opened due to a screw lodged in the hinges. She reached up and removed it, causing the door to close. Quickly, she hurried back to her seat as the professor walked in the room.

"Who closed this?" He asked, staring daggers into each of them. "How are we supposed to know? We're not supposed to leave right?" Ayano answered back, a little timidly. The professor scanned the door and saw the missing screw. "Where is the screw there?" He asked, a little angry. "Maybe it fell off? You can't expect it to stay open due to its weight." Ayano tried to explain. The professor seemed to accept this but ordered them to look for it anyway. "Please sir, can't you just let it go? Screws fall out all the time, this world is a perfectly imperfect place." Ayano tried reasoning out.

"All right." The professor looked at them one last time and turned to the girl named Anna. "Keep a close eye on them would you? They can be a bit troublesome. Especially you." He pointed at the only male in the room. "I have your complete attendance sheet and I have to say, it's complete crap." He stormed out the room, finally leaving the students in peaceful silence. Ayano let out a sigh and rolled the screw near the door, where anyone can find it at first glance, feeling a little sorry for getting the others into trouble. "Sorry. I just can't take the fact that I'm in detention for something that my classmates failed to do."

As soon as she had sat down, another girl entered the room. She looked nice, she reckoned. Lucky of her that she came in right after the screw incident, otherwise she would have gotten a mouthful as well.

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Character Portrait: Ataro Hatsuyuki Character Portrait: Annabel Lee Character Portrait: Alexa Flarea AKA Eradicatior Sins Character Portrait: Ayano Kujikawa

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Ataro rolled his eyes as the professor left the room. "Talking crap about me because I have a screwed up attendance sheet, huh. How low." He growled under his breath. He was not the least bit pleased about this man talking about him that way as if he was a hungry wolf that would pounce on the girls in the room as soon as he left the room. Sure, he could injure a lot of people with his scissors but he wasn't that uncontrollable. He started scribbling down his answers with a ferocious pace as he was still quite irritated.

Just as he was still half-ranting on the paper about his annoyance at life, a girl came into the library. She had a dark shade of hair and violet eyes, which Ataro didn't see much. Then he recognized her as the girl from two nights ago, the one at the waiting shed with the girl beside him, Ayano. He was gripping at his scissors tightly for a strange reason- There was a strange vibe to this newcomer, and if she ever pulled anything off on them he would, without a thought, attack her. If she pushed him to the edge, if possible, he would have another insanity fit and also possibly harm a lot of people. Blood will be shed, indeed.

The silence didn't bother him much, he was already used to it. But the aura was awkward, he had to admit.

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Character Portrait: Ataro Hatsuyuki Character Portrait: Annabel Lee Character Portrait: Alexa Flarea AKA Eradicatior Sins Character Portrait: Ayano Kujikawa

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Alexa had noticed that the one guy seemed to be apprehensive about her. She sighed silently. She was used to it. After all, she was a horrific monster. Though he seemed familiar. Looking at the girl with purple hair, she too seemed familiar. Her stomach growled. Another failed attempt at getting breakfast or lunch. Alexa lightly blushed and cleared her throat.
"Sorry... I skipped lunch and breakfast."
Her voice came out very soft.
"Who are you?"

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Character Portrait: Ataro Hatsuyuki Character Portrait: Annabel Lee Character Portrait: Alexa Flarea AKA Eradicatior Sins Character Portrait: Ayano Kujikawa

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Annabel Lee

Anna smiled when the two introduced themselves, sitting down next to them, placing her hands on her lap with her notebook. Ataro and Ayano… She repeated their names in her head; interesting enough, all of their names started with the letter ‘A’, which instantly made her want to change her name. It wasn’t anything personal- then again, maybe it was- but Anna didn’t care for these specific people; they where gloomy, as if they all wanted to die. Perhaps this was why Anna disliked them; because there wasn’t anything holding them back from doing so- or maybe it was the fact that she had experience the effects of suicide amongst others. That thought made her smile tight and almost uncomfortable, thinking that these people where like her parents; it already made her feel sick.

None the less, she raised her notebook and put it on the table, opening it and began to write an essay she didn’t need to. While it was irritating to do so, she was planning to skip tomorrow to take up extra hours at the diner and she needed the extra brownie points to do so. She didn’t get very far though, when the agitating noise of the teachers distracted her. Anna looked up, her eyes gazing quickly over the others before shooting towards the door, then back down at her notebook. Suddenly, Ayano stood abruptly and tip-toed her way towards the door, stealing the screw that kept the door open. All in an instant, a teacher came in and blabbed about not being able to close the door before turning to Anna and telling her to ‘keep an eye out for them’. This caused her to scuffle, making it sound like she snorted when the teacher left. Yeah, because suddenly I need to babysit these little shits She thought bitterly as she rested her chin in the palm of her hand, smiling sweetly at the girl who was apologizing about something.

The boy across from also began to growl about the teacher, but he soon ceased. Huh, blaming others and then complaining about something that’s your fault; typical. Despite her nasty thoughts about the others, Anna still remained bubbly and sweet. Suddenly, another girl walked in; she looked meek and quiet, choosing a seat next to Anna. Oh look, one of the twins from ‘The Shinning’ showed up. Anna smiled and sat back a little, pulling her hair to the side as she adjusted herself in the seat, turning her body towards the group. It was silent for a few moments, and right before Anna was about to ‘break the ice’, a loud rumble sounded from the girl’s stomach, making Anna look at her in astonishment, before she giggled at the girl’s reasoning for such a noise.
“Who are you?” The girl asked out loud.
Anna turned herself towards her bag, pulling out a peanut butter jelly sandwich and handing it out to the girl. “My name’s Anna.” She smiled, “You can have this if you’d like. I’ve already eaten today so I don’t need it.”

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Character Portrait: [NPC] Bartender Character Portrait: Ataro Hatsuyuki Character Portrait: Annabel Lee Character Portrait: Alexa Flarea AKA Eradicatior Sins Character Portrait: Ayano Kujikawa

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Ataro was still furiously ranting about life on his paper when the girl that appeared suddenly spoke. "Who are you?" "Wow, perfect question to ask in a room full of gloom. Way to go." He thought, a hand going up to his head to lightly ruffle his black hair in thought. "Ataro." He finally said his name in an introduction again before he went back to writing his answers, albeit much calmer now. Speaking of which, he drew out a small soda bottle from his bag and then proceeded to drink it, closing it and returning back to his work afterwards.

Soda, it always usually calmed him down. Perks of being an addict, he guessed. As he continued to write, his eyes darted from left to right. Alright, so in this library is one guy and three girls. The one beside him was the girl who walked away from him two nights ago. The other one seemed bubbly and light, though he wasn't sure if she was pretending or she was really like that. And the last one looked innocent but still had a strange vibe that he was probably going to look out for. How screwed was he? The answer was: Very. Screwed.

And he was pretty sure all three knew how to defend themselves, and because of his strange and suspicious appearance- black hair, black hood, eye bags....you know- they were probably wary of him, too.

"...Ah well. That's how life these days works anyway."

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Character Portrait: Ataro Hatsuyuki Character Portrait: Annabel Lee Character Portrait: Alexa Flarea AKA Eradicatior Sins Character Portrait: Ayano Kujikawa

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"Anna... Ataro..."
Alexa stared at the blonde who offered her a sandwich. She seemed so nice to her... It was a lie of course. Alexa knew that she was hated throughout the school. Hell, she had looked like she was constantly attending a funeral. If it wasn't for the fact that Eradicator takes over every time she gets ready to kill herself. But for now, she'll play along and be nice. This was the last time she would see these three anyway. She offered a smile of her own as she took the sandwich.
"My name is Alexa Flarea. Thank you for sharing your food. I can get absent minded at times."
Alexa ate the sandwich silently. She then looked around.
"I take it we're writing an essay. Would someone mind telling me what it's about?"
Alexa's smile faded a bit.
'What the hell is wrong with you?! These people don't care if you live or die so why even bother conversing with them?!'
'...I'm tired. I don't want to be alone anymore. I... I want to know how it feels to have a friendship again. Even if it is a fake one... I just am so tired of being alone...'
Alexa and Eradicator continued to bicker in Alexa's mind as she waited for an answer.

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Character Portrait: Ataro Hatsuyuki Character Portrait: Annabel Lee Character Portrait: Alexa Flarea AKA Eradicatior Sins Character Portrait: Ayano Kujikawa

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This time Ataro took the honor of answering the question. "Basically your 'onlook on life'." He said as a response to Alexa's question. He continued writing, his eyes fixated on the paper. After a while he put down his pen, sighing and burying his head in his crossed arms on the armchair. Just a few more sentences to go, he was done. His hand already hurt from writing at such a ferocious and angry pace a while ago. He once again fingered the scissors concealed in his pocket. "Hey, why don't you just destroy your very being right now?" That damn voice was speaking in his head again. "No one gives a damn about your existence anyway, so why not just kill-" "SHUT UP!" Ataro was fighting with himself again.

The cause of his insanity fits was talking to him again, but he chose to ignore the voice and instead, squeezed his eyes shut, dismissing the voice as some suicidal note or something like that.

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Ayano was still working in total silence. She wasn't having any conflict within her mind so suffice to say, she managed to finish early. She glanced around the room; the professor wasn't back yet so she just kept the essay on the side and took out a sketchpad. She soon started drawing some things, some landscapes here and there, a few animals maybe.

In the middle of her drawings. she soon heard someone ask a question. The creepy dude in black answered it immediately.
"Basically your 'onlook' in life."the creepy dude said. "It's outlook, I don't think onlook is even a word." She thought as she continued drawing. The atmosphere was kind of refreshing to her. Normally, this area, even if it's a library, is filled with whispers and hushes here and there. Today, it was total silence.

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Ataro had answered the question for her.
"Basically your 'onlook on life'."
"My... outlook...?"
Alexa almost laughed out loud but she restrained herself to merely letting out a few giggles. Out of all the things to write an essay about, why this topic in particular? Knowing how the principal looked at her during their "discussion", he would never buy the essay she could write, saying how her life was full of rainbows and happiness. No human being would attack people who have given her no reason to. Alexa stared at the blank paper. The essay came to her head almost immediately. She took out a pen and began to scribble down the following.
My outlook on life... Honestly, that's one of the easiest questions I can ever answer. Life is nothing more than a bunch of lies, pain, struggles and blood. I won't go into details about why I believe in this because I respect my privacy enough. However, I will say this much; darkness really does love me and refuses to let me go. I regard myself as a monster and for good reasons too. Death and me go hand and hand and if it wasn't for someone who is "close" to me, I would have died ten times over and made sure to write in my will to burn my cremated ashes. I have no friends. Those who I try to befriend have two things happen to them. Either HE hurts them or they end up being fake anyway. I have no family. They all died ten years ago. I live out on the streets, barely living by clinging onto old clothes for blankets or thrown away food just to get by the day. I want to go see a therapist but who will care about me enough so that I may get the strength to fight back? No one... that's who. And no one ever will. Because a monster doesn't deserve happiness or love. Long story short, it's terrible and I don't want anyone to share the same fate that I do.
Alexa looked at the paper and nodded to herself. She wasn't good at essays but she got out her honest feelings.
'This will probably land me in major trouble... but I got it out. They told me to write about my outlook on life. Well, here it is. If they don't like it, I'd like to see how they fix it.'
Alexa looked over at the three people sitting around her. The girl with purple hair who sat drawing on her sketchbook. Anna, who seemed almost too nice and looked like she had something to hide. Ataro, the boy with black bags under his eyes who seemed to be just as angry at the world as she was.
'Did the world mess with them too...? I wonder...'
Alexa shook her head.
'It's not my business to pry. A monster doesn't deserve to pry. I just need to exist... that's all. If they want me to talk, that's fine. I'll talk whenever it's necessary and whenever they want me to.'
Alexa looked around the library, finding herself bored after finishing the essay so quickly. She eventually pulled out a book and began to read it.
'I'd kill to play a piano melody right now...'

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Ataro finally raised his head, getting a weak headache that made him wince for a moment before he picked up his pen and wrote the last sentences for his essay.

"You know what? Screw my above explanations. This life of mine completely sucks, so don't pry any further."

That was going to land him in trouble, that was for sure. But then he would be gone and no one knew about his online identities, so they couldn't possibly contact him to give him an earful of rants about life is good and useless crap like that. He sighed, putting the finished essay off to the side. He took out his bottle of soda again and took a swig. Again, soda was a calming beverage for him.

He glanced around the room once more. Alexa had begun reading a book, he wasn't sure about Anna, and Ayano was drawing something. He just pulled his hood over his head more and buried his head into his crossed arms once more, sighing in relief that he was finally done.

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Anna was completely done when she looked up, seeing as nearly all of them had completed the essay with ease; hers was just a bunch of bull crap telling about how they should live everyday like it’s their last or something. She set down her pen and ripped the page out of her notebook, taking off the rough part from the side. She placed her essay to the corner of her table, now resting backwards and stretching outwards.
Let’s see, today would be my last night at the escorting place for the week, but I also need to run to the diner before that to work; I should get out of there around 10, leaving me thirty minutes to get the establishment. That means I would get home around eight…
Anna sighed, realizing that her brothers would be late yet another day and she’d have to hear the elementary teacher dish her out on how her ‘parents being so irresponsible to allow a high school girl to care for children while they ‘worked’’; not to mention she was taking up extra hours at the diner which also meant only 3 hours of sleep before she had to work, yet again.

She rested her head in her hands and slid herself onto the table- she could easily sleep now if she wanted to. No one was going to stop her. Her dull brown eyes glided among the people who sat with her- all glum; bleh, who would’ve known the word individuality here? Anna’s eyes closed for a second, growing a bit heavy before she opened them once again, sitting straight up before standing up.
She smiled at the group, “I think I’m going to look around here. Even though I’ve been going to school here, I haven’t been able to get a good look around the area.” She grabbed her bag turned on her heels, stopping a little bit before turning around once more. “You guys are more than welcome to come. If you’re with me, I doubt the teachers would really complain-” She looked at them with her eyes widened a bit. “Hey, since you guys are done, why don’t turn in your papers? Then we can all hang out…” She gave them her ‘escort smile’ again, though, this time, it was the one she used when she wanted a good tip.

Did Anna really mean her words? Hell no; in fact, she was mentally killing herself as she said them, but the fact of the matter was that the teacher wouldn’t let them leave, if all them weren’t done- plus, the ‘hanging out part’ was something she threw in there to seem nice and the fact if they did go hang out, she’d make them buy. Who knows, maybe one of these Tim Burton characters where rich.

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Ayano heard the girl Anna asked all of them to hang out with her. She was going to look around the place a bit, she said. "Since everyone is done, I guess we can just place it on the desk there..." She thought as she gave her essay one last scan.

What is life? How many times has humanity asked that question. Per se, life is just the small time we spent on this world. It is pointless to discuss it as it is. Maybe it's better to reflect on its concept in parallel with another aspect of life: death.

When someone dies and his body is laid to rest, there are engravings placed on his tombstone. There we see the date from when he was born up to the point where he passed on, separated only by a dash. That dash is what is called life. It is the culmination of all experiences, emotions and knowledge that a person has a accumulated throughout the short time he has spent on this world. Depending on how one has lived his life, the value and quality of that dash may vary.

Personally, I find life as just a simple chore. It is just another task that one has to finish. Some people choose to live a life of virtue, following the ways of a saint, granting them immortality. They live on in the hearts and memories of the people whose lives they've touched. Some spend it in a pursuit of power. The drive to prove to the world how they are the best among the rest. They may or may not attain immortality but people will remember them just for their power. I'll admit that I found the latter a little worth pursuing. It didn't work out for me. Nobody can please everyone. I learned that the hard way. The world is just this unfair.

Living a saint's life is no assurance that everyone will treat you like how you treat everyone. Pursuing power still won't be enough to save you from your ultimate fate: death. There is no way one can live without risk. So I guess I'll just go on my own pace. I'll move on, like how this world is supposed to be. I think I'll live it in pursuit of my own happiness.

You may have noticed that my personal output probably has nothing to do with what I've stated earlier. It's because when the time comes for my body to be laid to rest, I want that dash to be a dash of happiness. To be known as the girl who chose to live on her own terms, as the girl who escaped the shackles of the expectations placed on her without reward. To be the one who has gone over the horizon.


Ayano finished checking her essay and placed it on the desk. She looked at the others first, anticipating what they would do. If they choose to tag along, then maybe she will too. She thought about the irony. She has just stated in her essay that she wanted to live on her own terms yet she still can't find the strength to do that.

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Alexa listened to what Anna was offering. It was an invitation to hang out.
"W-Well... I do owe you for the sandwhich. I'll go along with you."
Alexa searched her pockets and eventually found her wallet. She decided to check inside to find out how much she had. ...2,000 dollars in cash.
(Eradicator flashback)
It was another night of bloodshed and playing games. Eradicator was just about ready to turn in for the night, when he heard a woman whimpering.
"Aw, come on, doll~ It'll be real good pay~ Just get down on your knees."
The girl in question had long blonde hair and dull brown eyes. She seemed helpless enough so he could easily kill her off. Little sluts like her always were the most fun to play with. However, something about the drunken man just pissed him off more. Maybe it was because he reminded him of his favorite to Alexa's father. Well, that wouldn't do at all~ Eradicator approached the man from behind.
"Hello~"
The man turned to face Eradicator who merely grinned and punched him in the face. He then kicked the man against a wall, rushed over and stabbed him 15 or so times, laughing manically all the while. By the time he finished blood had stained his white hair. He licked blood off of his right hand. It really did taste good when the person who died was a waste to humanity. He then took the guy's wallet. 2,500 dollars. He turned to the girl and tossed 500 dollars her way.
"You were going to be paid anyway so have it early."
He walked over to her, deciding whether to kill her or not. He decided to screw with the woman instead and placed a short and sweet kiss against her lips befor pulling away.
"Blood suits you well, my dear. Well then, sleep well~"
With that, Eradicator walked away, keeping the 2,000 dollars for himself.
(End of Eradicator's flashback)
Alexa just shrugged. Eradicator must have decided to be nice to her one day. At least she didn't have to worry about skipping lunch anymore. The money would be suspicious so she decided to lie about it.
"My birthday was a few weeks ago so I saved all my birthday money in case one of my friends wanted to do something."
Alexa looked around, secretly hoping that the others wanted to go out with Anna like she did.

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Looking up, Ayano saw that the girl Alexa wanted to tag along with Anna."All right, I guess I'll come too." She volunteered to go exploring with them. The university is rather big so even if she tried not to miss a day of school, Ayano hasn't fully explored the whole place yet.

She checked her wallet to see if she had enough to buy something. It was just enough for lunch and some transportation fee. She placed it back on the small pouch she carried and walked towards the two. She wondered if that creepy dude wanted to come along. "Would he feel comfortable exploring with a bunch of girls?" She thought.

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Ataro noticed that everyone was done with their essays already. He sighed as they all decided to go exploring, but he tossed around the possibilities in his mind. "Okay, one, they'll let me come with them, and be normal like other friends or groups. Or two, since I'm the only guy here and I'm in a rooster in a hen house situation, they won't even ask me. Probably the latter." He thought, shivering. Women were scary when angry or disgusted. Plus he already made a bad impression back at the waiting shed, when Ayano walked away from him.

"I'll go explore when they're out of sight, I guess." He decided, running his fingers through his hair.

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Anna smiled, pressing her hands together when almost everyone agreed- though, Ataro seemed as if he was a bit nervous. Right when she was about to invite him along as well, Alexa pulled out over two thousand dollars. She only stopped and stared for a while, remembering something she thought was a mere nightmare; though, all of that was covered with the rising envy and greed that bellowed in her chest.
So my hunch was right, this girl is just rich- freaking rich! Do you know what I could do with that much money- not much, but still… who carries that much money in their wallet… Her thoughts ran on from there, though, it was once again, pushed to the side when the nightmare-like memory appeared in her head. It was like any other night at the escort facility, the usual pig asking if she’d do more than just pour them alcohol, walk them to their cars or see a movie with them- what was different was the fact that the man who was harassing her was killed, brutally she might add. Not to mention the man who killed him gave her a bloody kiss on the lips. After that incident, Anna calmly walked inside, clocked out and walked home, going to bed as if it was all a nightmare- the same way she handled her parents’ death. No tears, no dramatic emotions; just taking it as it was, but this time, she merely pretended to be a dream. The odd part about it was the fact that no one came knocking on her door, asking for answers.

Shaking her head lightly, Anna turned her attention back to Ataro, smiling sweetly. “Why don’t you come with us?” She offered, leaning back against the table again. “Don’t be intimidated just because you’re with a bunch of girls.” She gave him a friendly wink, turning towards the others. “Alright, so where should we go first?”

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Ataro was approached by the most cheerful out of the bunch. "Why don't you come with us?" She offered sweetly. "Don't be intimidated just because you're with a bunch of girls." Then she winked at him in a friendly matter before turning towards the other girls. He sighed, scratching the back of his head and placing his essay on the desk after standing up. "Guess I've no choice." He muttered to himself quietly. "Alright, so where should we go first?" Anna asked.

Ataro just remained quiet in his place just at the desk. These girls could decide for themselves, right?

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Alexa looked across the campus. The place really was huge from a distance. She had never been in this campus before. Even if she wanted to, Eradicator would always stop her to have... fun as he would put it. She never did remember things that happen when he took over to have fun. All she could remember was blood and sometimes presents if Eradicator decided she was a good girl. Looking throughout, she had noticed an abundance of classrooms, a café, a student store, a parking lot and across the street a mall. Alexa looked at the group. She figured that only Anna would want to go to the mall. Ataro would probably not like going there and she didn't know Ayano well enough. Scratch that, she didn't know any of them well enough.
"Well... How about the student store? I've never been to one of those before..."
Alexa looked to the floor as she said that, not wanting people to laugh at her. What? She was homeless! She's never even been to this school outside of today. What a great first impression she made today. Eradicator really does know how to ruin people's relationships. But, she felt somewhat happy that he hadn't taken over her yet.
'Please don't come out, Eradicator... I want to be happy just this once...'
The silence in her head somewhat comforted her. By now Eradicator would have argued with her and tried to take over just to screw with her. However, she couldn't help being a little bit afraid. This would be her first encounter with people without Eradicator. She didn't know how to react to situations like this. She instead just looked at the three people with innocent purple eyes and prayed internally that this peace could last. Even if they didn't care about her, she was just happy to have a feeling of what having friends feels like.

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Anna clasped her hands together, standing up straight as she gave them a wide smile, thinking practically the opposite as she felt. “Awesome!” She said when everyone agreed and Alexa offered the stupid student shop as a place to firstly visit. Anna raised her hands up; all that smiling was bringing a bright blush to her cheeks, which only made her seem more excited. “All who are with the idea? Say I- I” She repeated, internally rolling her eyes at her own self- but hey, not only was she going to get free stuff, but she had a time to actually act like a regular teenage girl instead of a mom or a working girl; thinking like this, anyone couldn’t easily oppose hanging out with random people- but of course, Anna didn’t. She simply saw it as something to waste her time.

“I wonder what they’ll have at a student store, any of you ever been?” She asked, turning back on her heels, collecting her own paper and making her way towards the door.

(Sorry bout the short post!)

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Alexa shook her head.
"That's why I wanted to go there. Everytime I try to have some fun, he always-"
Alexa stopped herself midscentence. She didn't want to give away Eradicator to them just yet. They would hate her immediately and not want a thing to do with her. That was the absolute last thing she wanted.
"Ehehe~ I get carried away sometimes. Sorry... I doubt you want to hear about my life..."
Alexa offered a soft smile.
'Wow, Lexy~ I must be doing a shit job if you're smiling.'
Alexa blinked. She hadn't smiled for a long time. It felt strange but welcome at the same time. Alexa looked at Ataro and Ayano expectantly, wondering if they had been to this Student Store.

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"I've passed by this stall a couple of times but, I never actually entered it." Ayano spoke up, seeing as they are looking a little excited, maybe? to enter the student store. She started going along with them on the stuff that most normal people do.

She went inside the student store with the others and checked out a lot of items. They sold a variety of things including some luxuries and hobby items. Ayano picked up an old looking book. It was about 19th Century Thaumaturgy. She wondered what it was doing there. She saw a couple of weird looking porcelain pigs on sale. Finding it a little attractive and since it was within the realms of her excess finances, she purchased it. After all, she does feel kind of rude if one enters a store, touches the merchandise and not buy anything.

"They look cute, in a way. Maybe I'll call them Tweedledee and Tweedledum." She lowered her head, wishing that nobody else heard it, a little embarrassed at how childish she was acting.