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Shaman's Sanctuary
Post by Shaman on Mar 20, 2007, 5:49am

Shaman's room is….unconventional, to say the very least. There is no bed, there are no dressers. The walls are covered with posters ranging from Pink Floyd and Led Zeppelin to Grandma's Boy and Half Baked. The overhead light has been replaced with a red bulb, and there are candles set up through out the room. In the place of a bed there's a couch with a table set in front of it, a small chest on top of it alongside a remote. There is a TV set up on a stand across from the couch with a DVD player set up and a rack of movies next to it. The area between the table and TV has a small circular rug on itl There's a stereo system hooked up in the corner. The closet is filled with pants and jackets, but no where in the room will you find shoes or a shirt. Hidden behind the clothes in his closet is a small case containing paraphernalia.


Re: Shaman's Sanctuary
Post by Sadie "Suicide Queen" Hannoura on Mar 20, 2007, 4:52pm

«Holy hell, he must have one of the Room Within Rooms spells like Bluebeard in Fables ;) »


Re: Shaman's Sanctuary
Post by Shaman on Mar 20, 2007, 6:02pm

«I figured that the bed being replaced would give it a bit more room.»


Re: Shaman's Sanctuary
Post by Sadie "Suicide Queen" Hannoura on Mar 20, 2007, 6:35pm

«I imagine every time the rest of the Hellions walk by the room, they're blasted by Magic Carpet Ride»


Re: Shaman's Sanctuary
Post by Danny O'Conner on Mar 20, 2007, 6:40pm

«Or Afroman's infamous Because I Got High…»


Re: Shaman's Sanctuary
Post by Sara "Radical Dreamer" Lincoln on Mar 20, 2007, 6:44pm

«Nah, he's a Pink Floyd junkie»


Re: Shaman's Sanctuary
Post by Shaman on Apr 13, 2007, 12:10am

Shaman floats back into his room to find it a mess, his things are scattered everywhere, but nothing seems broken. That's good at least. He sighs lightly and starts directing his finger across the room, moving everything back into place with his TK.

"Better."

He floats over to his couch and sits down before gesturing to his closet. His box of paraphernalia floats out so he can check it.

"Nothing broken…bitchin."

He pulls his bong out and starts to pack it.


Re: Shaman's Sanctuary
Post by Shaman on Apr 13, 2007, 2:33am

Almost immediately upon finishing packing the bowl, before he can even hit it, Shaman starts hearing gunshots, lots of them. He floats over to the window and sighs as he watches Wrathing and Kee'an shooting each other.

"For the love of….Mother."

He gestures a jacket from his closet and a pen and paper from the desk, writing a note with his TK and attaching it to the jacket as he sends it outside to Kee'an.


Re: Shaman's Sanctuary
Post by Shaman on Apr 15, 2007, 1:40pm

Shaman lowers his TK field and sits back on his couch, finally taking a moment to breathe for himself. Stuck inside the bus he has no need to worry about making contact with the planet, he's safely evlevated which allows him to clear his head. He pulls his bong up and takes a hit, measuring the amount of smoke he takes so that he gets a big one without coughing.

"Fucking right…."

It was a good one, good enough that he comfortably leans back with a goofy smile on his face as he gesture the TV remote to himself and turns on the Big Lebowski.


Re: Shaman's Sanctuary
Post by Shaman on Jun 22, 2007, 3:28pm

Shaman flies back to where he'd set up his room and opens the door, unlocked just as he left it. A quick glance inside shows how things have shifted about and how a fine layer of dust has settled, but everything seems in tact. A gesture causes a telekinetic sweep to perform across the room and pull up the dust which is then deposited directly out the window. A second gesture removes his jacket and returns it to the closet, while a third removes his bong and a bag from the closet and moves them over to the couch where he's made himself comfortable.

"Stuffy, dry, lifeless. At least the seat is comfortable."


Re: Shaman's Sanctuary
Post by Valerie Sinclair on Jun 29, 2007, 8:15pm

Val walks in after leaving Kee'an's Room, she drops down on the couch and closes her eyes.


Re: Shaman's Sanctuary
Post by Shaman on Jun 29, 2007, 8:18pm

Floating in the doorway, Shaman gestures towards a blanket and a telekinetic hand moves it over Val as he flies into the room towards his closet, looking through his things with a wave of his finger as he tries to stay quiet for her sake.


Re: Shaman's Sanctuary
Post by Valerie Sinclair on Jun 29, 2007, 8:22pm

"Thanks, but…wasn't sleeping."

She laughs. She removes her vest and tosses it on the floor.


Re: Shaman's Sanctuary
Post by Shaman on Jun 29, 2007, 8:24pm

"Ha"

He drops his jacket to the ground as he pulls a box out of the closet with a light blue aura, following after him as he heads back to the couch and sets it on the table.

"I can put the bed back in here if you want."


Re: Shaman's Sanctuary
Post by Valerie Sinclair on Jun 29, 2007, 8:35pm

"Eh, no big deal. This couch is comfy."


Re: Shaman's Sanctuary
Post by Shaman on Jun 29, 2007, 8:37pm

He lowers himself down on the couch next to her, and throws his legs up on the table as he lazily gestures at the box.

"I never thought I'd miss this place."


Re: Shaman's Sanctuary
Post by Valerie Sinclair on Jun 29, 2007, 8:40pm

"I didn't, I was fine where we were."


Re: Shaman's Sanctuary
Post by Shaman on Jun 29, 2007, 8:42pm

He looks at her amazed.

"And to think, you were the one begging to come home the first week."

He puts his arm around her as a bag floats out of the box and on to his lap.


Re: Shaman's Sanctuary
Post by Valerie Sinclair on Jun 29, 2007, 8:44pm

"Yeah, yeah. It took some getting used to."


Re: Shaman's Sanctuary
Post by Shaman on Jun 29, 2007, 8:56pm

The bag opens and a piece of glass comes out of the box and floats to his lap as the bag opens.

"I think you're better off for it."

His hand traces lazily over her shoulder.


Re: Shaman's Sanctuary
Post by Valerie Sinclair on Jun 29, 2007, 8:59pm

"I think you're right, I've changed."

She smiles as he touches her shoulder.


Re: Shaman's Sanctuary
Post by Shaman on Jun 29, 2007, 9:01pm

"You have no idea how amazing it feels to be able to do this."

His hand stays its course as the glass fills up with the contents of the bag.


Re: Shaman's Sanctuary
Post by Valerie Sinclair on Jun 29, 2007, 9:07pm

"I have some idea."

Val leans in and kisses him.


Re: Shaman's Sanctuary
Post by Shaman on Jun 29, 2007, 9:14pm

He returns it, holding her in tight.

"Seems like it."


Re: Shaman's Sanctuary
Post by Valerie Sinclair on Jun 29, 2007, 9:16pm

She wraps her arms around Shaman, holding him close.

"I love you."


Re: Shaman's Sanctuary
Post by Shaman on Jun 30, 2007, 12:44am

A hand makes it's way through her hair as the glass floats up to his mouth, a lighter alongside of it. He glance down at Val and grins.

"I know babe."

The glass presses against his lips, the lighter flicks, and the hit is taken.


Re: Shaman's Sanctuary
Post by Valerie Sinclair on Jun 30, 2007, 3:48pm

Val lets go and leans back on the couch.


Re: Shaman's Sanctuary
Post by Shaman on Jun 30, 2007, 3:51pm

The piece floats back to the table as his arms spread out across the back of the couch.

"The kid and the alien?"


Re: Shaman's Sanctuary
Post by Valerie Sinclair on Jun 30, 2007, 3:52pm

"That was odd, I thought she was with that other guy."


Re: Shaman's Sanctuary
Post by Shaman on Jun 30, 2007, 3:53pm

"So did I, but what are you going to do?"

He grins at her.

"Not that bad of a view though."


Re: Shaman's Sanctuary
Post by Valerie Sinclair on Jun 30, 2007, 3:58pm

She hits him playfully.

"Stop it, but…you're right."

She laughs.


Re: Shaman's Sanctuary
Post by Shaman on Jun 30, 2007, 4:13pm

"You're still better."

His hand slides down the back of her shirt, rubbing her back.

"Course, you're magical."


Re: Shaman's Sanctuary
Post by Valerie Sinclair on Jun 30, 2007, 4:16pm

"Oh that was bad."

Val giggles.


Re: Shaman's Sanctuary
Post by Shaman on Jun 30, 2007, 4:17pm

"Yeah….little buzzed."

His hand keeps tracing along her back

"So what do you want to do?"


Re: Shaman's Sanctuary
Post by Valerie Sinclair on Jun 30, 2007, 4:30pm

"I dunno."

Val closes her eyes as Shaman runs his fingers over her back.


Re: Shaman's Sanctuary
Post by Shaman on Jun 30, 2007, 4:39pm

Telekinetic fingers dance across her body as his own just run around her back.

"We're stuck here, so we could always toss a movie on."


Re: Shaman's Sanctuary
Post by Valerie Sinclair on Jun 30, 2007, 4:43pm

"Like what? I'd so much rather be outside."


Re: Shaman's Sanctuary
Post by Shaman on Jun 30, 2007, 4:49pm

"I feel ya babe, but last time I tried to get off the damn bus I got red flagged."

His hand slides down further and further

"Next stop we make, I'm thinking of making a break for it."


Re: Shaman's Sanctuary
Post by Valerie Sinclair on Jun 30, 2007, 4:55pm

"Again? Don't we have to be here?"


Re: Shaman's Sanctuary
Post by Shaman on Jun 30, 2007, 9:08pm

"Yeah, I dunno. I just haven't done the whole 'tied down' thing in a while. Just feels weird to me that I'd do it in a bus."


Re: Shaman's Sanctuary
Post by Valerie Sinclair on Jun 30, 2007, 9:12pm

Val giggles.

"If you go, I'm going with you."


Re: Shaman's Sanctuary
Post by Shaman on Jun 30, 2007, 9:22pm

"Figured as much."

He keeps his hand moving around while telekinetically fetching his pipe and taking another hit.

"I'm still a bit lost though, when we broke off Frost was in charge. Now we've got the Hulk?"


Re: Shaman's Sanctuary
Post by Valerie Sinclair on Jun 30, 2007, 9:24pm

"Yeah, that's weird, we should probably find out about that."

She glances at the closet.

"Is my book still there?"


Re: Shaman's Sanctuary
Post by Shaman on Jun 30, 2007, 9:25pm

"Should be."

With one hand on the small of her back, the other gestures at the closet. Some rustling is heard as a box is sifted through before her book finally floats out and hovers in the closet.


Re: Shaman's Sanctuary
Post by Valerie Sinclair on Jun 30, 2007, 9:29pm

"Okay, cool. I just wanted to make sure."

Val leans forward a bit.

"Alright, I'm bored. We need to do something."


Re: Shaman's Sanctuary
Post by Shaman on Jun 30, 2007, 9:36pm

"I'm stoned, so you pick."

«Shoot promo!»


Re: Shaman's Sanctuary
Post by Valerie Sinclair on Jun 30, 2007, 9:39pm

"Lets get out of this bus."

«Cue social topic?»


Re: Shaman's Sanctuary
Post by Kelly Alecia "Star Girl" Lisa on Jul 1, 2007, 3:28am

Knockity knock knock.


Re: Shaman's Sanctuary
Post by Shaman on Jul 1, 2007, 3:36am

"Huh?"

Shaman looks up at the door, not use to people coming by. Not answering vocally, he gestures at the door and opens it from the couch.

"Oh, hey kid, how's it shakin?"


Re: Shaman's Sanctuary
Post by Kelly Alecia "Star Girl" Lisa on Jul 1, 2007, 3:39am

There are a lot of simple, common sayings that Kelly doesn't get. Little, every day things.

She walks into the room and cocks her head to one side quizzically.

"'How's it shaking?'"

That would be one of them.


Re: Shaman's Sanctuary
Post by Shaman on Jul 1, 2007, 3:48am

He raises an eyebrow to her

"Yeah, what's going on?"

And he's wondering if he should resort to dropping slang around her all together.


Re: Shaman's Sanctuary
Post by Kelly Alecia "Star Girl" Lisa on Jul 1, 2007, 4:05am

"Oh, right!"

Feeling a tiny bit stupid after that, she smiles sheepishly with an almost imperceptible nod.

"Not much, really. Having an hard time understanding why so many people are inside when we're finally at a nice little town where we're free to go out as we want for a little while - but they all just want to stay inside the inn! I don't get it."


Re: Shaman's Sanctuary
Post by Shaman on Jul 1, 2007, 4:14am

"Weren't you the one who told me about the SHIELD lockdown?"

He gets a little confused, that's one of the only reasons why he's opted to stay inside. Fucking feds.

"And anyway, was just getting a little buzzed, it's not often I get to use my own glass these days."


Re: Shaman's Sanctuary
Post by Kelly Alecia "Star Girl" Lisa on Jul 1, 2007, 4:18am

"Buzzed? Yeah, we're kind of under lockdown while SHIELD's after us, though personally I think we should just stop and explain things to them. But Dr. Banner put together a shielding for the bus - why do you think we've been in the same place for so long? He explained it all when we went to his home - or at least, I think that was his home, but who lives in the desert? Oh, wait, you weren't with us then were you?"


Re: Shaman's Sanctuary
Post by Shaman on Jul 1, 2007, 4:29am

"Nah, we just sorta hopped on mid-drive a couple of days ago."

Weird kid, a little too cheery

"Why the hell are they after us, anyway?"


Re: Shaman's Sanctuary
Post by Kelly Alecia "Star Girl" Lisa on Jul 1, 2007, 4:42am

Kelly tilts her head back and thinks, trying to remember why.

"Uhm… well, I think it started back when the Hellfire Club Hellions came together. Mr. Shaw thought that we were all traitors or something so he tried to get this guy called Arcade and this lady named Dr. Rosewell - she's a really, really nasty person. She like, experiments on people, and she's just… yeah. He tried to get them to kill us, and we got trapped in these little traps and stuff. We got out and fought Dr. Rosewell, and only just managed to beat her. She cut one of our friends' head open and took something out of it, too. Severed the pathway that allowed her to access her powers. Then Dr. Rosewell promised revenge and she teleported off - this Darkforce guy called Nexus teleported her. I saw her again a few months ago and she was really creepy, told me that she was watching all of us and that she had a grudge against Wreck or something and was watching him too and was watching Wildfire - the girl she experimented on. Now, I guess she's working for SHIELD and… well, I don't know why they were after us first, but now they think that we killed a town, but we didn't, we would never do anything like that! And they're after us because of that."


Re: Shaman's Sanctuary
Post by Shaman on Jul 1, 2007, 4:45am

"Ah. Right. Of course."

She lost him at Hellfire Club, but he still smiled and nodded his way through. Gesturing lightly to bring his pipe up and take a hit after responding.

"So we're the bad guys."


Re: Shaman's Sanctuary
Post by Kelly Alecia "Star Girl" Lisa on Jul 1, 2007, 4:49am

Kelly takes one look at the pipe and starts holding her breath in between sentences.

"I… guess so… if we actually did anything wrong, but we wouldn't have, not us! We can't be bad guys. We take bad guys down. That's the way it works."


Re: Shaman's Sanctuary
Post by Shaman on Jul 1, 2007, 5:00am

He takes a few more hits before letting the pipe return to the table.

"You're more then welcome to come in you know, you don't have to stand in the door."


Re: Shaman's Sanctuary
Post by Kelly Alecia "Star Girl" Lisa on Jul 1, 2007, 5:05am

"I know, it's just - I think I'll just wait for that to clear a bit before I come in," she says with an apologetic smile.


Re: Shaman's Sanctuary
Post by Shaman on Jul 1, 2007, 5:15am

"Hm? Ah."

He lazily throws a hand in the direction of the window and it promptly opens as a fan floats into it and turns on.

"Better?"


Re: Shaman's Sanctuary
Post by Kelly Alecia "Star Girl" Lisa on Jul 1, 2007, 5:17am

"Much, thanks."

She skips into the room and stops at the fan, looking at the pipe.

"What was that, anyway?"


Re: Shaman's Sanctuary
Post by Shaman on Jul 1, 2007, 5:26am

"Same as it ever was. All natural, fresh from the ground, and delivered through a clean piece of glass. That's the best part about being home."


Re: Shaman's Sanctuary
Post by Kelly Alecia "Star Girl" Lisa on Jul 1, 2007, 5:29am

Kelly nods, but it's obvious that she has no idea what he's talking about.

"So, here's a question, and I hope you don't think it's rude. How come you're here? I mean, what made you join/stay?"


Re: Shaman's Sanctuary
Post by Shaman on Jul 1, 2007, 5:36am

"You know, you're the first person to really ask me that."

He sits back and thinks

"Frost found me roaming the country a few months back and recruited me, said I could be of more use to the greater good working under her then just flying solo. First mission got my soul damned, second set it free, and you'll be good to note I didn't stick around all too long after that. I'm not much of a joiner, Mother makes it hard for me to….create loyalties."

He lets out a small laugh

"This time around I only came back because I needed a place to crash and take a shower. But I might stick around, might not, haven't fully decided yet. How about you, what made you join up? You weren't hanging around before we stopped at that mansion."


Re: Shaman's Sanctuary
Post by Kelly Alecia "Star Girl" Lisa on Jul 1, 2007, 5:49am

"I… well, there's something about this all, as to why I'm here." Kelly looks to her side, as if expecting a very familiar face to pop up, or something of the like.

"I used to live in England - actually, I spent my entire life there, shifting around a bit. My parents were always more restless than me, a little more adventurous too. Little shifts weren't really enough. So they came down to a choice, and gave me the choice. Chicago or Melbourne. Guess which I chose?"

She glances down, hiding a little sadness, before looking up with the same cheery smile.

"Then there was the Calamity. My family… they died in that. I woke up outside the broken rubble of my house. I think my powers saved me somehow." She gives a bitter laugh. "They couldn't activate a moment later so that I could be with them, and they couldn't activate a moment after so that I could save them. No, they were only good for saving myself then…. I guess I was a street kid after that. I didn't really have anyone or anything - in a completely foreign country, in a city that I'd only just moved to a week earlier. I lived on the street for a while, barely managing."

"Mr. Shaw found me then - and I still don't really know how. He offered me a place to stay, a home, as long as I joined the Hellions. I agreed and, well… obviously, ended up with the Hellions there. I didn't have a family, but that team - well, it quickly stopped being a team, and very quickly became a family. The most of us loved each other, cared for each other. I wouldn't have managed at all without Kidd, Wildfire, Blind and Nicolette. They- I just wouldn't have managed."

"When my friend died… I went on a bit of a wild goose chase. I thought there was something I could do for her - that I could bring her back somehow, help her. I found the way to do it… and spoke with her. Found that she was happy. Who am I to take her away from what she deserves? She didn't ever get the chance for true happiness while she was alive, despite how much she deserved it."

"After that… well, there were other things around that that I'd really rather not talk about, if it's okay. I went into a little coma, and when I woke up from it, I went back to the mansion. I had no idea where anyone else was, so it was the only thing I could do. The thing is, I was sure that my place was with the Hellions. I didn't know it wasn't the family it was before… so I tacked on. I have no idea where my family is, though… no, that's not really true. I do know where it is. Some of it's here; Wreck and Jesse. The rest… they're all scattered everywhere. At the mansion, with Generation X, and in space. So, I guess my place is here."


Re: Shaman's Sanctuary
Post by Shaman on Jul 1, 2007, 5:57am

He managed to catch bits and pieces, cursing himself silently for his choice to not smoke in front of her.

"That's….quite a story. I will say though, it's nice to see that you got more of your memory back. I mean, I still have a few bits and pieces of you in here."

He puts his hand on his chest and nods

"Which I have to say creeps me out just a little bit because aside from Val, no contact has left any prolonged effects, and with her it was at least on purpose. With you it's like sharing a chunk of soul with the overly naive and conservative little sister. No disrespect intended."


Re: Shaman's Sanctuary
Post by Kelly Alecia "Star Girl" Lisa on Jul 1, 2007, 6:04am

"None taken. I can- well, I don't know, but - I can try to remove them…? It's probably because we're both empaths. I mean, I've got some things left over from that too, but I can't really make sense of any of it - other than a constant rumbling from below. Are you getting that too?"

She leans against the wall and slides down it, sitting on the floor. Again, habit.

"I don't know about memories… I kind of- as far as I know, or have ever done, I can affect direct emotions, and even the alignment of a soul…"

That's how I first used it, at least. Kind of. To Erebus. And then the second time, it was the direct opposite, so he could be happy.

"I don't know how it would work on memories, though. If it's actually little bits of me, it would work for that…"

Since little bits of me were exactly what I put in Erebus, and then took out later, too.


Re: Shaman's Sanctuary
Post by Shaman on Jul 1, 2007, 6:10am

He shakes his hand.

"Leave them, please, it makes me feel half normal sometimes."

An odd thing for the man to say, it takes a piece of a teenage girls soul to make him half normal?

"Rumbling from below, eh? Mother make contact with you yet? She has this thing about hitting you from the ground up, watch out if you toe hits down by accident sometime."

A small laugh, he doubts she'd gain that sort of link.

"And from what I've gathered, the soul is nothing more then a road map to your person. Your little quirks, the memories that you base yourself on, the essence of your being. The little bits of you that I can feel inside, they tell a story all their own. And while I can't hardly decipher it, I will admit that it's a calming influence when I put my focus on it."


Re: Shaman's Sanctuary
Post by Kelly Alecia "Star Girl" Lisa on Jul 1, 2007, 6:18am

"I can hardly handle my empathy at all… so I can't delve too deeply into a soul to find out about that," she smiles. "And if I didn't have permission, trying on anyone other myself would be a violation. It used to be easier to handle - the empathy. But… it got too powerful, too quickly. Too powerful for me."

She runs her hand along the floor.

"As for that… well, no, no contact, exactly. Just… I've heard anger. A lot of it. Normally, it wouldn't get through my empathy when I shut it down entirely, which is what I tend to do - otherwise everyone's emotions rush into my head, and it takes me too long to make sense of any of it - to get it under control… and it hurts too much in the mean-time."

She sighs, letting a slightly depressed look cross her face before being wiped off by another cheery smile.

"If Ms. Frost were here… she fixed it last time. Doesn't matter… it's not her job to help us right now… she needs us."


Re: Shaman's Sanctuary
Post by Shaman on Jul 1, 2007, 6:33am

The poor girl syphoned the connection

"That's your problem kid. You go to a telepath to work on empathic abilities, that's not going to help all that much. She can sort out your head just fine, but she can't dig deeper into your core. Just from what I can gather from what we've had, she's suppressing your powers more then anything."

He extends a hand in her direction.

"Now this is entirely out of character for me, because to be totally honest, you're a cool kid and all, but not the type of person I normally keep around. But that little piece of you inside of me gives you something of a soft spot in my core. So if you'd like, I could help you train your empathy."


Re: Shaman's Sanctuary
Post by Kelly Alecia "Star Girl" Lisa on Jul 1, 2007, 6:43am

"To be honest, I needed her to suppress it, rather than help me use it. NYC in my head? All the suicidal, manically depressed, murderous, homicidal, enraged, loving… all of it. I couldn't take it. I - well, I felt like my head was going to explode. I just… couldn't take it. At all. It… it was just too much for me. Too powerful. I can focus through it, but by the time I do, I've just felt too much from them."

Training… it would be good to be able to control this. It's a gift I've been given, and as it is, I just keep it shut down most of the time. Or focus it on one or two people. I've got almost complete control over it, but… the only reason I always keep it down is because of the fear that I might lose control.

But what would it be like to not have that inhibition on it? Would I be able to handle that?

"I- I don't know."

I reach out slightly, but don't take his hand.

"Maybe?"


Re: Shaman's Sanctuary
Post by Shaman on Jul 1, 2007, 6:49am

"When my empathy manifested the planet's screams wiped my mind clean. I has no past, only a mission. I was unable to touch another living, breathing thing without feeling it's every want and need radiating through my core. The slight rumblings you hear when you touch the ground echo through me constantly without end."

He takes a slight pause.

"Empathy is about control, control that you have to understand and embrace so that it doesn't overwhelm you. I brought myself from near souless fist of the planet to a point where I can feel again. I can be a man again."

His hand gestures and Kelly raises a few inches off the ground, done more to freak her out then anything else as is given away by his tell tale grin and laugh.

"If you're ever willing and wanting, my offer stands. I can train you to understand it and live with it. I can help you secure control. And I promise you one thing kiddo, it's not going to hurt too bad, not compared to letting it run rampant."


Re: Shaman's Sanctuary
Post by Kelly Alecia "Star Girl" Lisa on Jul 1, 2007, 6:59am

She looks down when lifted off of the floor, and then looks back to Shaman.

"Please don't do that."

Better than letting it run rampant. Better than letting it run rampant. Better than letting it run rampant.

Kelly holds her hand to her mouth, covering it, and then reaches out and takes Shaman's tentatively.


Re: Shaman's Sanctuary
Post by Shaman on Jul 1, 2007, 1:35pm

He keeps grinning as his TK field fades away initiating contact between them ever so briefly.

Whenver you're ready, come back to me dressed light and free, and willing to let as much of your baggage go as you can. Free your mind.


Re: Shaman's Sanctuary
Post by Kelly Alecia "Star Girl" Lisa on Jul 1, 2007, 1:43pm

The hand snaps back the her cheek and she nods a moment later, dashing back out.


Re: Shaman's Sanctuary
Post by Shaman on Jul 1, 2007, 1:45pm

Shaman falls back on the couch and gestures his pipe back up to his mouth to take another hit before returning it to the box, and the box to the closet. Making sure his jacket is hung up and his pockets empty. He just sits there in wait, part of him proud of what he's about to do, another part of him wondering what he's thinking.


Re: Shaman's Sanctuary
Post by Kelly Alecia "Star Girl" Lisa on Jul 1, 2007, 1:49pm

Kelly knocks on the door tentatively.


Re: Shaman's Sanctuary
Post by Shaman on Jul 1, 2007, 1:52pm

"It's open."

He never bothered to lock it behind her, he's just cleaned the room up a bit. His coffee table has been cleaned off and moves out of the way. Val is passed out on the couch which has also been shifted backwards towards the wall. The middle of the room is just two pillows to sit on with candles around the room and Pink Floyd playing in the back.


Re: Shaman's Sanctuary
Post by Kelly Alecia "Star Girl" Lisa on Jul 1, 2007, 1:55pm

Kelly steps barefoot into the room, pushing the door open. Immediately, her eyes fall on Valerie.

"We're not going to disturb her sleep, are we?"


Re: Shaman's Sanctuary
Post by Shaman on Jul 1, 2007, 1:57pm

"If she wakes up she'll try and join in, this wont be her first sit in with me."

He glances at her

"No shoes, perfect."

He floats off the couch and hovers over one of the pillows, gesturing to close the window and kill the fan.


Re: Shaman's Sanctuary
Post by Kelly Alecia "Star Girl" Lisa on Jul 1, 2007, 1:59pm

A hop takes her into the air where she sits cross-legged, hovering.

"What exactly is going to happen?"


Re: Shaman's Sanctuary
Post by Shaman on Jul 1, 2007, 2:02pm

He matches her postition, hovering cross legged over the pillow.

"Right now? I'm just going to teach you how to free your mind. That's the first step, releasing your baggage. Your empathy feeds on your emotional state, if you're not fully in control of yourself you wont stand a chance at controlling your abilities."

He takes a deep breath and rests his hands out over his knees

"Mind over matter. Close your eyes and think about nothing, and then tell me what you see."


Re: Shaman's Sanctuary
Post by Kelly Alecia "Star Girl" Lisa on Jul 1, 2007, 2:07pm

She closes her eyes and breathes deeply, trying to do as he said. Tries to think of nothing. As much as she tries, she can’t do it. At all. Something always creeps in, but she manages to blank out any images, at the least.

"No images… no sights. That’s the best I can do. I can’t- can’t think of nothing… and what I see… green. And pink. Green and pink everywhere."


Re: Shaman's Sanctuary
Post by Shaman on Jul 1, 2007, 2:10pm

He grins a bit

"Green and pink? Focus on it and just that. Let my words be an after thought. Shape the colors and tell me what they become."


Re: Shaman's Sanctuary
Post by Kelly Alecia "Star Girl" Lisa on Jul 1, 2007, 2:11pm

Her nose screws up slightly as she concentrates on it. They don’t really take form. Not really. But she can understand them anyway – she still knows what they are.

"Courage – willpower… and love."


Re: Shaman's Sanctuary
Post by Shaman on Jul 1, 2007, 2:16pm

"Good…now I need you to let go of the last one, just for the moment."

He reaches out and places a hand just inches from her forehead.

"Use the courage, the willpower. Find your fear, whatever tether that keeps you bound to it. Look deep within yourself and try to locate it."


Re: Shaman's Sanctuary
Post by Kelly Alecia "Star Girl" Lisa on Jul 1, 2007, 2:20pm

There are remnants. Remnants and shards, everywhere, there’s just pieces of the same shattered whole.

But alone, it doesn’t mean anything.

"There was something – a little while ago. It’s gone now."

The death of a friend was what it was. The fear. Harm to my best friend.

"Now there’s nothing. No real fear."


Re: Shaman's Sanctuary
Post by Shaman on Jul 1, 2007, 2:22pm

He can read the look on her face easily, she truly believes what she's saying.

"Ki—Kelly, I'm going to put my hand on your forehead now if that's ok with you. You need to look deeper, and I don't think you can reach far enough without a boost."


Re: Shaman's Sanctuary
Post by Kelly Alecia "Star Girl" Lisa on Jul 1, 2007, 2:24pm

"Kelly?" she lets out a quiet giggle.

"That’s a new one. Do it."


Re: Shaman's Sanctuary
Post by Shaman on Jul 1, 2007, 2:28pm

He laughs with her a bit before resting his finger tips on her forehead and initiating the contact. He can feel her essence flowing in and out of him, like their souls are rivers meeting in the middle.

Help me help you, help me find the crutch.

He's sifting through her soul as if he was after a needle in a hay stack. Working more to draw up a map of it then anything else so that future visits inside will be more productive.

Show me what scares you the most


Re: Shaman's Sanctuary
Post by Kelly Alecia "Star Girl" Lisa on Jul 1, 2007, 2:35pm

She brushes past the remnants. There was something that the fear was born of… something that it came from.

The green shuts out, replaced by a glaring yellow everywhere. A fear she represses, but one that’s always there. Her only true fear. A pain that she ignores, but one that colours and guides her every action. A fear born of something she would die to correct.

Of course, that’s the problem. She should have died. She should have died with them. Her powers should have activated later, and she should have died with them. Or her powers should have activated sooner, and she should have saved them.

And then there was Kidd. Poor, young Kidd. A beautiful girl, and only fourteen… she never deserved what happened to her. Such a brave girl, such a bright girl… so full of life. As she should still be.

She should have been there too… either to help her – save her somehow. But the thing is, Kelly knows that’s impossible. She couldn’t have done anything to Magneto. She couldn’t have saved Kidd from Magneto.

So Kelly should have died there alongside Kidd. It was her fault, anyway.

A tear trickles down her cheek, and the pain becomes real again – reaches the surface, tired of being ignored, tired of being repressed – and rips through her. She crashes to the floor.


Re: Shaman's Sanctuary
Post by Shaman on Jul 1, 2007, 2:39pm

A tear soaks it's way down Shaman's face without him even realizing it as he reaches down and picks Kelly up gently in his arms, his TK field back up to keep from re initiating contact.

"You did it kiddo, you really did it. You just saved your soul from a lifetime of misery. I'm proud of you."


Re: Shaman's Sanctuary
Post by Kelly Alecia "Star Girl" Lisa on Jul 1, 2007, 2:42pm

"I can’t- I left them alone… I left them alone… I should have been there, with them," she whispers hoarsely.


Re: Shaman's Sanctuary
Post by Shaman on Jul 1, 2007, 2:49pm

He pulls her in closer and runs a telekinetic hand through her hair to comfort her

"It's survivors guilt, I know how you feel. All the pain, the fear, I can feel it in me now. But it wasn't your fault Kelly, none of it was. Life throws situations at us that are outside of our ability to control, and as much as it sucks, and as much as we hate it, that's how it is. Right now you're looking at the one thing that's holding you back the most, the fear that's ruling your life. You need to embrace it, control it."


Re: Shaman's Sanctuary
Post by Kelly Alecia "Star Girl" Lisa on Jul 1, 2007, 2:57pm

"But all it would have taken was one moment… one moment, and so many things would be fixed. One moment earlier, and I could have saved them. Kidd would’ve never stayed – she would be living like she deserves in Japan. Meghan would’ve never had her problem with drugs, because she wouldn’t have slept with Jay. And I know that there must be other problems I’ve caused. None of them would have happened.

If it was a moment later… then I would have gone with them. With them… together." Another tear. "With my family. I deserve that, at least, don’t I? Just to… have one more moment with them, at least… one more day… or a lifetime? And then none of the problems would have happened either.

Just one more moment with them… that’s all I want…

One more moment…"


Re: Shaman's Sanctuary
Post by Shaman on Jul 1, 2007, 3:09pm

He just keeps gripping her tighter as the usually cold and collected young mutant lets several tear flow freely.

"Welcome to the first day of the rest of your life Kelly, you're never going to be alone again."

He kisses her forehead lightly through his TK field

"You've gone through more things then a girl your age should have to, and you have every excuse in the world to be afraid…to be depressed and lonely. But you're not alone, not anymore. You've made more friends, you've created a new family for yourself. Your parents wouldn't have wanted you to die with them, they would have wanted you to carry on and live your life, to honor them like that. Kidd is in another place, and I know it hurts, but you talked to her yourself. Didn't she say she was happy and at peace?

But remember something kiddo, and this is the hardest part to learn. No matter how much times passes, and no matter how much it may hurt. They'll always exist inside of you, padding out your soul with all of the things they've done with you and for you. You need to embrace them, their love, and especially their will for you to go on and be happy even without them. What is…is kid, and as long as I'm here I promise you, I swear to you, I will never let you fall without offering a hand to pick you back up again. You'll never be alone again."

The feeling is still weird to him. When he first met the girl he wanted to hit her, she was that annoying. And when he came back to the bus, all the way up until right now, she was just a kid that he had a connection to. But now, looking at her like this, he's feeling something that he doesn't think he's ever felt before. He feels like an older brother and he'd do anything to protect this girl now.


Re: Shaman's Sanctuary
Post by Kelly Alecia "Star Girl" Lisa on Jul 1, 2007, 3:16pm

"… Does it ever stop hurting?"


Re: Shaman's Sanctuary
Post by Shaman on Jul 1, 2007, 3:22pm

"Everyday is just a little bit easier until one day you just don't think about it too much. The memories will always be there, and yes, they're going to hurt, but over time you're going to create new ones, better ones. And those are going to be what occupy your mind, and you'll smile and you'll laugh, and the world will just be that much brighter of a place."


Re: Shaman's Sanctuary
Post by Kelly Alecia "Star Girl" Lisa on Jul 1, 2007, 3:29pm

She sniffles and shuts her eyes.

"I want to smile again, and- and always mean it. I used to… I used to always mean a smile. I loved it. It was- there was no reason not to. Now… well, now, most of the time I mean it. Most of the time I smile and it’s still real. It’s still all there. But then there’s that rare time where I’m smiling and it just- it just hurts so much underneath it and I can’t mean it no matter how much I want to… and I’m just hiding from the pain, and hiding it under a smile.

I want to always mean it again… I just… I want to be able to always smile. Always."


Re: Shaman's Sanctuary
Post by Shaman on Jul 1, 2007, 3:34pm

"You're well on your way kid, trust me. You just had a breakthrough in an hour that would take any normal schmuck months or years. Just embrace everything that you are, let it flow. If you're happy, smile, if you're not, then fix it. That's the secret, when life knocks you down you just gotta get back up. And right now you're the toughest chick I know. Smile kiddo, you're doing great."


Re: Shaman's Sanctuary
Post by Kelly Alecia "Star Girl" Lisa on Jul 1, 2007, 3:37pm

She smiles, but a few more tears make their way past the closed eyelids.

“’A hero is someone who stands when they have no legs to stand on’, huh? The problem is… it’s so hard to stand with legs, let alone without them. Almost as hard to get back up…. And we’re none of us heroes."


Re: Shaman's Sanctuary
Post by Shaman on Jul 1, 2007, 3:51pm

A telekinetic hand wipes the tears off her face as his continue to hold her up

"You'll find your footing and you'll stand tall again, and this time…this time there wont be a relapse. This time when you stand tall and proud, with that infectious smile on your face, it's never going to go away again. And then one day, one day you'll be a hero. The biggest one on the damn planet."


Re: Shaman's Sanctuary
Post by Kelly Alecia "Star Girl" Lisa on Jul 1, 2007, 3:53pm

She gives another quiet laugh and reaches over to him again, hugging him.

"Thank you. Thank you so much."


Re: Shaman's Sanctuary
Post by Shaman on Jul 1, 2007, 3:54pm

He hugs her back, laughing a little with her

"No problem kiddo, anytime, anything, you just ask, I'm always here for you."


Re: Shaman's Sanctuary
Post by Kelly Alecia "Star Girl" Lisa on Jul 1, 2007, 3:56pm

"I’m not free of this. I never will be. I know that. But I can see things a little more… I don’t know… safely? A little less straight cut – which helps. It makes it harder to see the pain. All I see is colours – I saw colours before, but now, the brightest ones hide the more painful ones a little."

She tilts her head up and looks up at him.

"Do you want to see them?"


Re: Shaman's Sanctuary
Post by Shaman on Jul 1, 2007, 3:58pm

He's proud of this girl, he can't say it or think it enough. When he offered to help her, he never really expected her to show, let alone make any progress. And yet here she is, a break through on day one. It's uncanny, all he can do is smile.

"Show me."


Re: Shaman's Sanctuary
Post by Kelly Alecia "Star Girl" Lisa on Jul 1, 2007, 4:04pm

"It- It’s like this… it’s a little tricky, it’s easier when I’m closer to it…"

Saying that, she absorbs all of the ambient light in the room. In a brilliant flash, the light swirls around her and starts illuminating her. Her hair rises slightly when it’s bombarded by light and every electron in it jumps energy state, before falling again and covering her face entirely, a beautiful silver. The same silver colour seems to emanate from her in a glow that covers her from head to toe. She winces a little, and looks at him through a grimace, pushing through the pain that absorbing the light brings.

"Now, everything – it’s less form. I just see the uncertainty of it. All in energy, all in colours. It’s like… that genius teacher in high school tells you about quantum physics, and everything being energy while at the same time being particles. It’s true. And the energy is amazing. Beautiful.

Make contact, and I’ll try to show you."


Re: Shaman's Sanctuary
Post by Shaman on Jul 1, 2007, 4:09pm

Impressed by her display, and trusting her words, he lowers his TK field and the briefest of contact initiates the connection.


Re: Shaman's Sanctuary
Post by Kelly Alecia "Star Girl" Lisa on Jul 1, 2007, 4:14pm

If you aren’t used to something like this, it would be confusing at first. It can be confusing when you are used to it. Kelly’s used to it, though, and he’s in contact with her, so he’s used to it.

There are layers on everything. No shape or form to any of it, but a wave on top of a wave, superimposed onto another wave – and it makes everything. There’s a perfect patterning amidst it all, but the colours are up to you. They shift depending on how you choose to perceive them. Specifically, depending on what kind of person you are.

For Kelly, she’s surrounded by the same green and pink as before, but there’s something else, too. A blue. And the blue is there for her, as a part of her, something very simple, and yet too complicated for many people.

Tranquillity and hope.


Re: Shaman's Sanctuary
Post by Shaman on Jul 1, 2007, 4:24pm

Shaman's perception is unique in it's own way. There's a darkness surrounding him, he's there alone, naked, fragile. Kelly appears before him in the same way. A meeting of the eyes and they each begin to glow in their own way. His body radiates a blue as hers is a mesh of green and pink. The colors overtake the darkness and suddenly it's all clear to him. The colors merge and seperate, forming shapes and constructs.

He can see life, creation, and most importantly, a purpose.


Re: Shaman's Sanctuary
Post by Kelly Alecia "Star Girl" Lisa on Jul 1, 2007, 4:29pm

The colours fade when Kelly powers down, unable to hold her grasp on the light when not concentrating it. Instead, she opens her eyes and looks slightly confused.

"Ashton?"


Re: Shaman's Sanctuary
Post by Shaman on Jul 1, 2007, 4:32pm

He's not sure what's more shocking to him, the fact that despite contact still being made that she's able to interact as if there was nothing, or that she just spoke a name that hit him like a tank.

"I…"

A tear flows down, just a single one, but it's not from his empathy, this one is from him.

"I remember it now….thank you."


Re: Shaman's Sanctuary
Post by Kelly Alecia "Star Girl" Lisa on Jul 1, 2007, 4:35pm

"Your- your name, that’s your name, isn’t it?" she asks with a bright, cheerful smile.

"You have your name again!"


Re: Shaman's Sanctuary
Post by Shaman on Jul 1, 2007, 4:36pm

He runs a bare hand over her face, amazed that he's able to.

"I…I have it back. I haven't known it over a year, and now it's back."

He can't help but smile.

"Thank you Kelly."


Re: Shaman's Sanctuary
Post by Kelly Alecia "Star Girl" Lisa on Jul 1, 2007, 4:38pm

"Little bits of you… it’s all just the same way, only- only it’s into the earth, isn’t it? Is that right? It’s just- through the earth- you can get them all back. You can get them all back."


Re: Shaman's Sanctuary
Post by Shaman on Jul 1, 2007, 4:41pm

"Mother took them from me when she took me as her servant, I'd regained some, a few, not many. From what I remembered there wasn't much of a life worth remembering. But having a name again….I never thought it would be this important. I'm never going to let it go again."


Re: Shaman's Sanctuary
Post by Kelly Alecia "Star Girl" Lisa on Jul 1, 2007, 4:45pm

"A name… it’s always the first step to who you really are. It’s something special. But in the end, even without it? You’re still you. Whether you think it was much of a life or not… it was still your life, and no-one has the right to take that away from you."


Re: Shaman's Sanctuary
Post by Shaman on Jul 1, 2007, 4:50pm

"The student has become the teacher, eh?"

He laughs a bit and gives her another kiss on the forehead.

"You just gave me the greatest gift in the world, I am forever in your debt."


Re: Shaman's Sanctuary
Post by Kelly Alecia "Star Girl" Lisa on Jul 1, 2007, 4:52pm

"I think we’re even right about now, what with- yes, I think we’re even."


Re: Shaman's Sanctuary
Post by Shaman on Jul 1, 2007, 4:54pm

"You going to be ready for class tomorrow?"


Re: Shaman's Sanctuary
Post by Kelly Alecia "Star Girl" Lisa on Jul 1, 2007, 4:57pm

"Of course. I’ll see you then. Thanks, Sh- Ashton. Is it alright if I call you that? Just when no-one else is around, at least?"


Re: Shaman's Sanctuary
Post by Shaman on Jul 1, 2007, 5:00pm

"For now, lets keep it our little secret. I've kinda gotten use to Shaman, but I don't mind you calling me by name in the least bit."

He grins a bit

"Just remember to dress light and free, don't be modest, it's a hindrance."

He sets her down, trusting she's able to stand on her own.

"You just come and find me tomorrow when you're ready."


Re: Shaman's Sanctuary
Post by Kelly Alecia "Star Girl" Lisa on Jul 1, 2007, 5:03pm

"Modesty is something I don’t think I’m ever going to drop, or want to drop," she smiles.

"Thanks, Ash. I’ll see you tomorrow," she says before dashing out.


Re: Shaman's Sanctuary
Post by Valerie Sinclair on Jul 1, 2007, 7:12pm

"What was that about?" Val asks sleepily. She had just awoken as they were finishing up.


Re: Shaman's Sanctuary
Post by Shaman on Jul 1, 2007, 7:13pm

"Eh?"

He turns around having almost forgotten that Val was there

"Not much, helping the kid master her empathy. She had something of a break through. Have a good nap?"


Re: Shaman's Sanctuary
Post by Valerie Sinclair on Jul 1, 2007, 7:17pm

"Yeah, best sleep I've had in days."

Val props herself up on her elbow, letting the blanket fall off of her.


Re: Shaman's Sanctuary
Post by Shaman on Jul 1, 2007, 7:20pm

He can't help but gesture towards her to move some "other" things around as he smiles back at her.

"Good to hear. You didn't really miss that much, a lot of quiet meditation for the most part."


Re: Shaman's Sanctuary
Post by Valerie Sinclair on Jul 1, 2007, 7:23pm

"That's cool. I really should get back to studying that book and getting all these spells down."

Val glances down at herself, realizing that she's topless.

"You wanna pass me my shirt?"


Re: Shaman's Sanctuary
Post by Shaman on Jul 1, 2007, 7:25pm

"Mmmmm….."

He just grins as he gestures his pipe back to him.

"Not so much."


Re: Shaman's Sanctuary
Post by Valerie Sinclair on Jul 1, 2007, 7:27pm

"Yeah yeah, fine fine."

She moves into a sitting position.

"What was her breakthrough that you mentioned?"


Re: Shaman's Sanctuary
Post by Shaman on Jul 1, 2007, 7:32pm

"I found the floodgate that keeping her from reaching her potential, and then I just made her rip it out on her own."

He takes a hit off the pipe while telekinetic hands move all over Val

"She had a telepath trying to help her get control over her empathy, but all that was happening was she was getting her powers suppressed repeatedly, making things worse every time they boomed."


Re: Shaman's Sanctuary
Post by Valerie Sinclair on Jul 1, 2007, 7:34pm

Val giggles a bit as the TK hands move over her.

"I see…you know all that empathy stuff doesn't mean all that much to me, but it's good that you're helping her."


Re: Shaman's Sanctuary
Post by Shaman on Jul 1, 2007, 7:36pm

"It's a hard power to get down, there's a lot that can go wrong with it. I figured that if I could get a grip on it, then maybe I could help her do the same."

The hands keep moving around while he smokes, his eyes not moving from her

"So what spells are you seeking out this time?"


Re: Shaman's Sanctuary
Post by Valerie Sinclair on Jul 1, 2007, 7:38pm

"Nothing in particular really, I just want to make sure I'm ready when I need to do something."

She giggles again, can't help it.


Re: Shaman's Sanctuary
Post by Shaman on Jul 1, 2007, 7:43pm

The hands stop tickling and start moving about more innapropriately, though his expression has yet to change.

"Getting a little hot for the arcane?"


Re: Shaman's Sanctuary
Post by Valerie Sinclair on Jul 1, 2007, 7:45pm

Val tries to ignore it and continue the conversation.

"What do you mean?"

She bites her lower lip to keep quiet.


Re: Shaman's Sanctuary
Post by Shaman on Jul 1, 2007, 7:47pm

Noticing the subtle changes in her demeanor, he doubles his efforts

"Your book, it's arcane magic, right?"


Re: Shaman's Sanctuary
Post by Valerie Sinclair on Jul 1, 2007, 7:51pm

She bites down harder on her lip for a moment before speaking.

"Yes…yes it is."

She turns her head to the side to take a few breaths.

"It's not as fun as the….."

Back to biting her lip.


Re: Shaman's Sanctuary
Post by Shaman on Jul 1, 2007, 7:54pm

"Hmmm?"

Now he's just teasing her with a straight face as he adds extra pressure to his grips, working her over harder.

"As the what?"


Re: Shaman's Sanctuary
Post by Valerie Sinclair on Jul 1, 2007, 7:56pm

"Forget the book, and get over here….now."


Re: Shaman's Sanctuary
Post by Shaman on Jul 1, 2007, 7:57pm

"Had enough I take it?"

He laughs a bit before floating over closer to her, his TK still doing its thing


Re: Shaman's Sanctuary
Post by Valerie Sinclair on Jul 1, 2007, 7:59pm

Val doesn't say anything, but once Shaman is close enough she pulls him onto the couch with her and falls backwards.


Re: Shaman's Sanctuary
Post by Shaman on Jul 1, 2007, 8:07pm

He lets the lady win and falls back with her.

"Jeez, somebody's in the mood."


Re: Shaman's Sanctuary
Post by Valerie Sinclair on Jul 1, 2007, 8:10pm

"What? You'd rather I wasn't?"

She kisses him without waiting for a reply.


Re: Shaman's Sanctuary
Post by Shaman on Jul 1, 2007, 8:31pm

"Never one to complain…"

He's interrupted quickly by her kiss

"….but I thought you wanted to study."


Re: Shaman's Sanctuary
Post by Valerie Sinclair on Jul 1, 2007, 8:41pm

"Screw studying."

She kisses him again.


Re: Shaman's Sanctuary
Post by Shaman on Jul 1, 2007, 8:44pm

He goes with it and rolls her over, getting himself on bottom with her on top of him. A smirk still on his face as with a flick of his finger a telekinetic hand picks her up by the waist of her pants and holds her up off the couch.

"My my, what a great student you are."

He's just enjoying teasing her at this point.


Re: Shaman's Sanctuary
Post by Valerie Sinclair on Jul 1, 2007, 8:47pm

"I never really cared about my grades."

Val puts her hands on Shaman's chest.


Re: Shaman's Sanctuary
Post by Shaman on Jul 1, 2007, 8:49pm

"They are overrated, I'll give you that."

He lifts her up a bit higher, silently glad that he picked the material so he knows they wont just rip off under the weight.

"The best lessons are the ones you teach yourself. Like this one."


Re: Shaman's Sanctuary
Post by Valerie Sinclair on Jul 1, 2007, 8:50pm

"All you're doing is making me want you more."

She grins.


Re: Shaman's Sanctuary
Post by Shaman on Jul 1, 2007, 8:53pm

"Really? I thought I was getting you in the mood to further you magical studies."

He starts laughing a bit heavily and lifts her some more so that only her finger tips even reach him now.

"But if that's what you want…do something about it."


Re: Shaman's Sanctuary
Post by Valerie Sinclair on Jul 1, 2007, 8:56pm

"What would you suggest I do?"


Re: Shaman's Sanctuary
Post by Shaman on Jul 1, 2007, 9:02pm

He shrugs and gestures the TV remote and a pipe to him.

"You can figure it out, I can hold you up like that all day."

He takes a hit and turns on the TV, acting indifferent and waiting to see how she gets out of it.


Re: Shaman's Sanctuary
Post by Valerie Sinclair on Jul 1, 2007, 9:09pm

Hell…

Val reaches down and grabs the top of her pants.

"Teleport pardus ut solum."

The band of gold on her upper right arm glows momentarily and her pants teleport to the floor. Val falls down on top of Shaman.

"There."


Re: Shaman's Sanctuary
Post by Shaman on Jul 1, 2007, 9:10pm

"Oomph…"

He's taken a bit by surprise, it took her longer then he was expecting.

"Seems like you learned something today."

He throws an arm around her while he takes a hit.


Re: Shaman's Sanctuary
Post by Valerie Sinclair on Jul 1, 2007, 9:14pm

"I was trying to figure out another way to do it."

Val laughs and scoots closer to Shaman.

"Now, I'm naked. Are you gonna do anything about that or just sit here getting high?"


Re: Shaman's Sanctuary
Post by Shaman on Jul 1, 2007, 9:23pm

"What's wrong with sitting here and getting high? Aren't you going to do it with me?"


Re: Shaman's Sanctuary
Post by Valerie Sinclair on Jul 1, 2007, 9:25pm

"Well yeah, but….."

She places her hand on his thigh.

"You don't get to get me started like that then just…stop."

Val giggles.


Re: Shaman's Sanctuary
Post by Shaman on Jul 1, 2007, 9:28pm

He takes a hit and looks at her oddly before just randomly giving her ass a squeeze.

"Gettin frustrated babe?"


Re: Shaman's Sanctuary
Post by Valerie Sinclair on Jul 1, 2007, 9:31pm

"A little….your TK hands were…rather thorough…"

Val blushes.


Re: Shaman's Sanctuary
Post by Shaman on Jul 1, 2007, 11:13pm

"They get like that sometimes."

Finally bothering to get around to it, he gestures out to the door and makes sure that it's locked.


Re: Shaman's Sanctuary
Post by Valerie Sinclair on Jul 1, 2007, 11:14pm

"Good idea."

Val leans in and kisses him again.


Re: Shaman's Sanctuary
Post by Shaman on Jul 1, 2007, 11:15pm

Finally sick of teasing her, Shaman finally gives in and pulls her in close as he returns the kiss. He quickly reaches out and kills all of the lights.

«And scene»


Re: Shaman's Sanctuary
Post by Kelly Alecia "Star Girl" Lisa on Jul 2, 2007, 3:41am

Day Two.

Kelly knocks on the door.


Re: Shaman's Sanctuary
Post by Shaman on Jul 2, 2007, 4:52am

Shaman rolls over at the sound of the knock and winds up falling off of the couch with a thud and a groan.


Re: Shaman's Sanctuary
Post by Kelly Alecia "Star Girl" Lisa on Jul 2, 2007, 6:55am

"Uhm… are you okay in there?"


Re: Shaman's Sanctuary
Post by Shaman on Jul 2, 2007, 7:07am

"Yeah….gimme a second."

What time is it? The kid already? The thoughts run through his mind as he starts moving things about. Val is quickly covered back up with the blanket and the majority of his paraphenalia is restored to it's box in the closet. But looking around he's struggling with the thing he needs most.

"Crap, where the fuck are my pants?"


Re: Shaman's Sanctuary
Post by Kelly Alecia "Star Girl" Lisa on Jul 2, 2007, 8:14am

"Are you sure you don’t need help, or something?"


Re: Shaman's Sanctuary
Post by Shaman on Jul 2, 2007, 1:47pm

"Nah, I'm good, jus t gotta…"

He scans over the room briefly, spotting them and grabbing them quick.

"Found 'em."

Quickly pulling them on, the deadbolt make a click as he unlocks the door.


Re: Shaman's Sanctuary
Post by Meisha "Muse" Aisha on Jul 2, 2007, 3:11pm

"Hi! That took a while!"


Re: Shaman's Sanctuary
Post by Shaman on Jul 2, 2007, 3:13pm

"Yeah, sorry about that, couldn't find my pants."

He finishes zipping them up.

"So how are you feeling today?"


Re: Shaman's Sanctuary
Post by Meisha "Muse" Aisha on Jul 2, 2007, 3:18pm

She pauses to think about it. Very quickly, she realizes that she can’t really describe it.

"I’m feeling… light. Not, not the light, sparkly, but… yeah."


Re: Shaman's Sanctuary
Post by Shaman on Jul 2, 2007, 3:20pm

"Burden off the shoulders, eh?"

He gives her a little grin as telekinetic hands run through his hair to try and fix it

"You're standing a bit taller today."


Re: Shaman's Sanctuary
Post by Kelly Alecia "Star Girl" Lisa on Jul 2, 2007, 3:21pm

"Burden off my shoulders? Maybe. I’m really not sure. I hope so."

She’s smiling brightly as always.


Re: Shaman's Sanctuary
Post by Shaman on Jul 2, 2007, 3:23pm

"You're looking it. So pick your poison, we can either hang back and just chat through it, or I can try and teach you some meditation."


Re: Shaman's Sanctuary
Post by Kelly Alecia "Star Girl" Lisa on Jul 2, 2007, 3:27pm

"Uhm… I really don’t know. Which do you think would be best?"


Re: Shaman's Sanctuary
Post by Shaman on Jul 2, 2007, 3:29pm

"Well, did you dress for meditating or for hanging out?"


Re: Shaman's Sanctuary
Post by Kelly Alecia "Star Girl" Lisa on Jul 2, 2007, 3:31pm

She looks down at the loose, long green shirt, long grey skirt, and bare feet.

"I think it would work for either."


Re: Shaman's Sanctuary
Post by Valerie Sinclair on Jul 2, 2007, 3:33pm

Val starts to wake up. She sits up, knocking the blanket to the floor. She's completely naked.

"I'm gonna take a shower."

She gets up and walks into the bathroom, not even noticing Kelly.


Re: Shaman's Sanctuary
Post by Kelly Alecia "Star Girl" Lisa on Jul 2, 2007, 3:34pm

Kelly didn’t see her either. Just heard her. The door’s just open a crack.


Re: Shaman's Sanctuary
Post by Shaman on Jul 2, 2007, 3:36pm

"Alright, come on in, I'll rearrange some stuff."


Re: Shaman's Sanctuary
Post by Kelly Alecia "Star Girl" Lisa on Jul 2, 2007, 3:38pm

"Rearrange? Okay…"

She skips into the room, stopping when she’s in the centre.


Re: Shaman's Sanctuary
Post by Shaman on Jul 2, 2007, 3:40pm

His gestures start moving furniture around to clear out the center of the room for all except a few large pillows. Taking a look at her he shrugs.

"Good enough for now."


Re: Shaman's Sanctuary
Post by Kelly Alecia "Star Girl" Lisa on Jul 2, 2007, 3:41pm

She hops into the air and hovers with her legs crossed like last time.

"How come you don’t have a bed?"


Re: Shaman's Sanctuary
Post by Shaman on Jul 2, 2007, 3:42pm

He walks over and runs a hand through the air under her.

"Because I can keep myself levitated in my sleep, and no mattress beats an air mattress."

He laughs a bit

"But I do have the couch if need be, like last night."


Re: Shaman's Sanctuary
Post by Kelly Alecia "Star Girl" Lisa on Jul 2, 2007, 3:45pm

Her eyes run across the floor, falling on the women’s clothing scattered over it.

"Uhm… how come there’s women’s underwear on the floor?"


Re: Shaman's Sanctuary
Post by Shaman on Jul 2, 2007, 3:48pm

He hops up into the air across from her and relaxes his shoulders.

"Val slept over."


Re: Shaman's Sanctuary
Post by Kelly Alecia "Star Girl" Lisa on Jul 2, 2007, 3:49pm

"Oh."

That doesn’t quite explain why her underwear is on the floor, instead of on her, but Kelly doesn’t realise that.

"So, what do we do today?"


Re: Shaman's Sanctuary
Post by Shaman on Jul 2, 2007, 3:52pm

"Hmmmm."

He rubs his chin a bit as he thinks of how to begin.

"Give me a run down of your powers as you understand them."


Re: Shaman's Sanctuary
Post by Kelly Alecia "Star Girl" Lisa on Jul 2, 2007, 3:56pm

"My powers? It’s all light. I can boost my strength, agility, speed, everything with it, I can fire blasts, flashes, flares, I can run it through any part of me, I can make constructs, I can fly… I should be able to be functionally invisible, but I’ve never tried it. I can make illusions. I can-" she pauses and swallows.

"I can hypnotise people and give them seizures."

She looks down for a moment.

"I can… kind of shift a tiny bit to light now. Like I did yesterday. And there’s the empathy. But all of my powers have been… iffy ever since I went back to the mansion."


Re: Shaman's Sanctuary
Post by Shaman on Jul 2, 2007, 3:59pm

"Constructs? That explains the magic clothes the other day."

He laughs a bit before getting serious

"Anyway, from what I've gathered you put blocks up on yourself before you came back. And in the case of your empathy, well, that's just in shambles."

She feels a hand on her head despite his being crossed in his lap

"And don't worry about speaking any of quietly, that's an issue all it's own. There's nothing to be ashamed of."


Re: Shaman's Sanctuary
Post by Kelly Alecia "Star Girl" Lisa on Jul 2, 2007, 4:03pm

"I don’t- I think that if the blocks are there… they’re probably there for a reason, right?"

She doesn’t realise that one of the reason they’re there is because she didn’t think she should have something that she couldn’t use to help the people she knows when they really needed it.

[Fun fact. The only time that she’s come anywhere near going all out is when she fought Alexander recently and thought she was fighting Magneto. Then, because she still had some blocks keeping her from using her powers, and didn’t have a will to kill or harm greatly, even against Magneto, she was still significantly under ‘all out’. All out is something that’ll never happen. Most of the time right now she’ll end up doing whatever can be done in the mission that doesn’t involve fighting.

Obviously right now, it’s moot.]


Re: Shaman's Sanctuary
Post by Shaman on Jul 2, 2007, 4:05pm

"It could be because you haven't grown into them yet, but much more likely you put them in place on your own without even realizing it. After your break through yesterday, I can tell you exactly why you would have done it, that is, if you haven't figured it out yourself."


Re: Shaman's Sanctuary
Post by Kelly Alecia "Star Girl" Lisa on Jul 2, 2007, 4:07pm

"I… have no idea. Why would I do that? They can only help people. I mean, that’s what they’re for. That’s why I have them. There’s a reason for everything, and that’s the reason for us. So that we can help people who need it. Help people that can’t help themselves, right? It wouldn’t make sense for me to do that."


Re: Shaman's Sanctuary
Post by Shaman on Jul 2, 2007, 4:09pm

*Sigh*

Never an easy time is what comes to mind

"You've got survivors guilt Kel, that was your roadblock. Now think about it a little bit, you're keeping yourself held back behind a wall of guilt because of being unable to save the people closest to you, so what happens? You reach into your mind and put blocks on your powers, more then likely feeling that you didn't deserve them."

He pauses

"There's also the very unlikely chance that you put the blocks on hoping they'd just cut off one day. But here's hoping that isn't the case."


Re: Shaman's Sanctuary
Post by Kelly Alecia "Star Girl" Lisa on Jul 2, 2007, 4:11pm

"Oh, my."

Kelly looks back up, but it’s an aimless glance that falls again.

"What- what… oh."


Re: Shaman's Sanctuary
Post by Shaman on Jul 2, 2007, 4:12pm

"Don't worry about it kid, the problem is outed, and I'm going to help you fix it. I'm running a training camp for you, not a suicide watch."


Re: Shaman's Sanctuary
Post by Kelly Alecia "Star Girl" Lisa on Jul 2, 2007, 4:14pm

She giggles involuntarily.

"I don’t think that would be necessary, anyway. I’m a little lost…" very lost "… not depressed. And I would never do that."


Re: Shaman's Sanctuary
Post by Valerie Sinclair on Jul 2, 2007, 4:15pm

Val walks out of the bathroom, still wet from her shower. She's not wearing anything, and has her towel in her hand.

"That feels a lot better."

Then she notices Kelly.

"…oh…uh…sorry."

She turns around and walks back into the bathroom.


Re: Shaman's Sanctuary
Post by Kelly Alecia "Star Girl" Lisa on Jul 2, 2007, 4:17pm

Still focused on looking into her blocks, looking inwards empathically, and looking at the floor, Kelly didn’t see Valerie.

[Do you have to do that? It’s very annoying.]


Re: Shaman's Sanctuary
Post by Protoman on Jul 2, 2007, 4:17pm

«Grey told me to :P»


Re: Shaman's Sanctuary
Post by Shaman on Jul 2, 2007, 4:18pm

"You'll be fine, just keep smiling, just keep laughing."

And at the notice of Val he gestures the bathroom door back closed before she can reenter.

"Hey babe, just helpin the kid out."

He turns back to Kelly as if nothing happened.

"How do you normally access your empathy."


Re: Shaman's Sanctuary
Post by Kelly Alecia "Star Girl" Lisa on Jul 2, 2007, 4:19pm

[If he told you to jump-

Grey, tell him to jump off a cliff.]


Re: Shaman's Sanctuary
Post by Lisa "Nephy" Nephrahim on Jul 2, 2007, 4:19pm

« It's all part of the plan ::) »


Re: Shaman's Sanctuary
Post by Shaman on Jul 2, 2007, 4:20pm

«Alright

Proto, cliff jump!»


Re: Shaman's Sanctuary
Post by Protoman on Jul 2, 2007, 4:20pm

«*Jumps*»


Re: Shaman's Sanctuary
Post by Kelly Alecia "Star Girl" Lisa on Jul 2, 2007, 4:21pm

"It- when I reach into it, it’s just like another sense. It’s just… there, unless I shut it off, and it’s there whether I’m willing or not. It’s like a sight, or a sound, or a smell, only more acute."


Re: Shaman's Sanctuary
Post by Kelly Alecia "Star Girl" Lisa on Jul 2, 2007, 4:22pm

[Yay.]


Re: Shaman's Sanctuary
Post by Shaman on Jul 2, 2007, 4:23pm

"The trick, and I say this as someone who had empathy drive him mad, is to never turn it off. You learn to integrate it into your day to day life. It's no different then being able to listen to see."


Re: Shaman's Sanctuary
Post by Valerie Sinclair on Jul 2, 2007, 4:24pm

As the door closes in front of her, Val glares at Shaman.

"You're so very evil sometimes."

Val walks around the room quickly, grabbing her clothes and getting dressed. Then she sits down on the couch.


Re: Shaman's Sanctuary
Post by Kelly Alecia "Star Girl" Lisa on Jul 2, 2007, 4:26pm

Her eyes are still on the floor, not actually seeing anything but the colours green and pink. They aren’t really there… not in a normal sense.

"But that means that I’d always be feeling what everyone else is feeling – and an emotion, it’s something special, something private. No-one has the right to do that."


Re: Shaman's Sanctuary
Post by Shaman on Jul 2, 2007, 4:29pm

"That's called control kiddo. You can feel them without invading their privacy, it's like reading body language."

A telekinetic hand rubs the back of Val's head.

"You'd have done the same thing"


Re: Shaman's Sanctuary
Post by Kelly Alecia "Star Girl" Lisa on Jul 2, 2007, 4:31pm

"Mm… I’m not sure, though… I mean, feeling them at all feels like an invasion of privacy. I can feel them even as I am without strictly invading their privacy… it runs to me, I don’t try to pick them out… but still, you know?"


Re: Shaman's Sanctuary
Post by Shaman on Jul 2, 2007, 4:33pm

"No, I getcha, but by trying to stray away from it all you're doing is causing it to atrophy. If you ever want to master it, you have to accept it."


Re: Shaman's Sanctuary
Post by Valerie Sinclair on Jul 2, 2007, 4:34pm

"Yeah, yeah."

Val kicks her feet up on the table and starts thumbing through the Grimorum Arcanorum.


Re: Shaman's Sanctuary
Post by Kelly Alecia "Star Girl" Lisa on Jul 2, 2007, 4:35pm

She lets out a submissive sigh.

"Okay. What do I do?"


Re: Shaman's Sanctuary
Post by Shaman on Jul 2, 2007, 4:48pm

"Alright, eyes closed. Think about nothing. I want you to push yourself with your empathy, tell me what you feel."


Re: Shaman's Sanctuary
Post by Kelly Alecia "Star Girl" Lisa on Jul 3, 2007, 1:16am

"I thought we already did this? I can't think of nothing."


Re: Shaman's Sanctuary
Post by Shaman on Jul 3, 2007, 1:25am

"You can't reach out and feel what's around you when your mind is preoccupied, not yet."

He stops to think for a minute, trying to find some way to help.

"There's a barrel with a star inside of it. Through no part of the barrel can you see in though, no cracks, no holes, nothing. Think about how to get the star out without damaging the barrel at all."


Re: Shaman's Sanctuary
Post by Kelly Alecia "Star Girl" Lisa on Jul 3, 2007, 3:05am

Kelly shuts her eyes and concentrates on it… but as hard as she tries, she can't get anything. At all. She comes up completely blank.

"I can't do it!"


Re: Shaman's Sanctuary
Post by Shaman on Jul 3, 2007, 3:27am

"Exactly."

He grins

"Now as you think about that, allow your power to flow freely. Only think about the star in the barrel, make it your only concern."


Re: Shaman's Sanctuary
Post by Kelly Alecia "Star Girl" Lisa on Jul 3, 2007, 8:58am

Focus, she does. Though, it’s easy enough to say something like that. To think something like that. It’s a lot harder to actually do it.

She sits there, visualising it. The barrel, the star. A star has another meaning for her – well, several others, but she’s trying to keep it literal. She can’t get it out without the barrel breaking…

"I can’t do it…"

Then she finds herself trapped inside it, and the barrel’s empty. She’s sitting in it, alone.

Alone is something she hates to be. Alone is something she can’t stand. She keeps on thinking about it, and the barrel disappears, leaving her free.

"I couldn’t do it."


Re: Shaman's Sanctuary
Post by Shaman on Jul 3, 2007, 1:43pm

He can't help but shake his head.

"You're thinking too hard kid, just relax. I gave you a question with no answer so that you could, in all honesty, think about nothing."


Re: Shaman's Sanctuary
Post by Kelly Alecia "Star Girl" Lisa on Jul 3, 2007, 1:45pm

"…"

She bows her head, a little defeated.

"Yeah, that didn't work."


Re: Shaman's Sanctuary
Post by Shaman on Jul 3, 2007, 1:53pm

He pats her on the head with a telekinetic hand.

"Just relax kiddo, this is empathy, not rocket science. You just need to empty your head of all random thoughts and feelings, take down any flood gates of control, and just let the power out."


Re: Shaman's Sanctuary
Post by Kelly Alecia "Star Girl" Lisa on Jul 3, 2007, 1:57pm

"But it’s so hard! I’m usually thinking of a thousand things at once, and – well, you’ve heard me when I speak!"


Re: Shaman's Sanctuary
Post by Shaman on Jul 3, 2007, 2:28pm

"Yes I have, just try and relax. If it helps, just think about the colors. Find their meanings, see their shapes. Understand what's being laid before you."


Re: Shaman's Sanctuary
Post by Kelly Alecia "Star Girl" Lisa on Jul 3, 2007, 2:31pm

"Relax?"

That’s something she can do quite easily, and, which, although it can lead to thinking of nothing, it’s significantly easier than just making the jump to thinking of nothing.

A few breaths lower her heart rate, and she levels out, calm.


Re: Shaman's Sanctuary
Post by Shaman on Jul 3, 2007, 2:35pm

He can't help but wonder how it could possibly have been that easy.

"Alright, calmed down, breathing controlled. Tell me kid, what do you feel?"


Re: Shaman's Sanctuary
Post by Kelly Alecia "Star Girl" Lisa on Jul 3, 2007, 2:38pm

"Feel? I don’t- I see things. It’s, well, that’s easier to describe. It’s back to the colours. Only them; the same as before."


Re: Shaman's Sanctuary
Post by Shaman on Jul 3, 2007, 2:39pm

"Eyes closed, follow the colors. Try and read me."

He's sitting there grinning proudly.


Re: Shaman's Sanctuary
Post by Kelly Alecia "Star Girl" Lisa on Jul 3, 2007, 2:44pm

"Read you? Sure!"

Her nose screws up a little in concentration as she follows the colours, swirling into him (or at least where he would be) – but they fade. They disappear, running straight down. A red and a dark, dark blue swims across the room rising from below and filling the room.

"Hrrk!"

She drops to the floor and starts convulsing.


Re: Shaman's Sanctuary
Post by Shaman on Jul 3, 2007, 3:28pm

"Kelly!"

He dives from his stance and picks her up off the ground, putting a hand on her forehead and trying to link up to pull her out of it.

Sound of my soul, listen, follow it, relax, pass the pain to me


Re: Shaman's Sanctuary
Post by Kelly Alecia "Star Girl" Lisa on Jul 3, 2007, 3:34pm

She places her hands onto his shoulders with an involuntary scream, and the emotion runs straight through him into the earth, like he’s a switch closing a circuit.

"A-angry…" she whispers with a shudder.


Re: Shaman's Sanctuary
Post by Shaman on Jul 3, 2007, 3:57pm

"Hnnnnn."

His head shoots back as he uses all of his power to pull them from the ground.

"Mother is a real bitch sometimes…."


Re: Shaman's Sanctuary
Post by Kelly Alecia "Star Girl" Lisa on Jul 3, 2007, 3:59pm

"Angry," she mutters to herself again, still shaking from a moment ago. "Why is she so angry…"


Re: Shaman's Sanctuary
Post by Protoman on Jul 3, 2007, 4:00pm

Val just sits there watching, pretty confused to be honest.


Re: Shaman's Sanctuary
Post by Shaman on Jul 3, 2007, 4:15pm

"Watch the news sometimes, she feels all of that hell out there"


Re: Shaman's Sanctuary
Post by Kelly Alecia "Star Girl" Lisa on Jul 3, 2007, 4:18pm

"I can’t-" A tear trickles down her cheek, but it isn’t hers. Remnants of the emotion from the connection continue to rattle in her head.

"All of her love is so muted, and it’s being crushed beneath all of her anger… burning…"


Re: Shaman's Sanctuary
Post by Shaman on Jul 3, 2007, 4:23pm

He can't find the words to say so he just reaches out to her soul and tries to ignite hope inside of her.


Re: Shaman's Sanctuary
Post by Kelly Alecia "Star Girl" Lisa on Jul 3, 2007, 4:27pm

The hope’s still there. It’s always there, in the centre. The most powerful part of it. And it’s fighting off Gaia’s influence – not doing poorly at it, either. Gaia’s emotion isn’t actually influencing her… it’s closer to using her as a conduit. The hope flares up, but it’s still not competing with her own emotions – that wasn’t the case. Kelly just isn’t interested in the pain and anger that Gaia’s selling.

That’s why it’s a conduit connection rather than an imposition.

"I’m fine," she says, clearing the conduit connection out with a forceful rejection of it.


Re: Shaman's Sanctuary
Post by Shaman on Jul 3, 2007, 4:33pm

Shaman gestures her back up off the ground

"Now you've, unfortunently, seen what I deal with. Sorry kiddo, I really never wanted to share that with you."


Re: Shaman's Sanctuary
Post by Kelly Alecia "Star Girl" Lisa on Jul 3, 2007, 4:36pm

The first few inches are under his power, and then she floats up herself and sits cross-legged in the air, shaking her head, trying to clear it.

"It’s okay. It’s just nnn… very different to the empathy I’m used to. 'A whole new world' different. We’re not going to do the sharing thing where I show you what my type’s like, are we? It’d probably be better that we don’t."


Re: Shaman's Sanctuary
Post by Shaman on Jul 3, 2007, 4:45pm

He can't help but laugh a bit

"I'll take your word for it."

He manages to smile at her a bit

"And for the record, I was feeling pride."


Re: Shaman's Sanctuary
Post by Kelly Alecia "Star Girl" Lisa on Jul 3, 2007, 4:47pm

She smiles back, but it’s a waning one – she’s still feeling a little weak from the experience.


Re: Shaman's Sanctuary
Post by Shaman on Jul 3, 2007, 5:02pm

"You need anything? Something to drink? Something to eat? You're looking pretty drained."

He gestures towards his fridge and pulls a beer out for himself.

"Don't worry, I've got plenty of non-alcoholic's in there."


Re: Shaman's Sanctuary
Post by Kelly Alecia "Star Girl" Lisa on Jul 3, 2007, 5:04pm

She takes a glance at the fridge, pretty tempted, but just shakes her head.

"I’m fine, thanks. What’s next?"


Re: Shaman's Sanctuary
Post by Shaman on Jul 3, 2007, 5:15pm

He's thinking that right now he'd probably have an easier time if he conned her into eating a special brownie, but he's hardly going to try and suggest it out loud.

"Next is we try and figure out how to keep you severed from mother, at least until you gain some semblance of control over the intensity. I don't want you to wind up like I did, not even knowing who you are after a prolonged connection."


Re: Shaman's Sanctuary
Post by Kelly Alecia "Star Girl" Lisa on Jul 3, 2007, 5:30pm

"But that’s not how my empathy works. I get it through people, not the earth. I think that was just from a connection through you."

She shuts her eyes, more because it’s hurting a little to keep them open right now, than to concentrate.


Re: Shaman's Sanctuary
Post by Shaman on Jul 3, 2007, 5:34pm

"That's how empathy works in general. You pick up on the feelings of those around you, which, in most cases is going to be from the people around you. Mine allows me a council with the planet as well, and I think the piece of me inside of you is what's granting you that extra connection."

He pauses and watches her as she seems to fade

"Your ability with it is just very raw, there's a lot to understand about your abilities and yourself, and I believe we've just seen the tip of this iceberg. But after yesterdays session, believe me when I say that you're making good progress so far. But now it's just a matter of trying to figure out just how exactly it effects you."


Re: Shaman's Sanctuary
Post by Kelly Alecia "Star Girl" Lisa on Jul 3, 2007, 5:40pm

"I think- I can’t think in terms of empathy. That’s not how it is to me… I’m not sure how, but it just comes as an extension of me when I allow it – as an extension of my light."

She extends her right arm, making a fist. She places her left hand just over her elbow joint down the arm as she holds it along the line her shoulder crafts. Light shoots out of the end of her hand, forming a smaller replica of Simba.

"I can feel through them… he’s confused. They always are at first. Nnn…."

The construct dissipates.

"The last time I opened myself up fully, I could feel everything within the state at the least. I couldn’t leave my room for a week, and had to have Ms. Frost suppress it."


Re: Shaman's Sanctuary
Post by Shaman on Jul 3, 2007, 6:11pm

"Hmm."

He starts pondering over it, having figured initially that their powers were similar at least in the manner that they were inacted, but now realizing how much more to it there is.

"So what you're telling me is that to you, it's all or nothing, right?"


Re: Shaman's Sanctuary
Post by Protoman on Jul 3, 2007, 6:13pm

Val gets up. "I'm gonna leave you two alone."

She leaves.

«Mostly so I don't have to keep watching this for something that she'd speak up about.»


Re: Shaman's Sanctuary
Post by Shaman on Jul 3, 2007, 6:15pm

"Sorry babe, I'll give you a tap through the connection when things die down."


Re: Shaman's Sanctuary
Post by Kelly Alecia "Star Girl" Lisa on Jul 3, 2007, 6:15pm

"As close as I can explain it. Or understand it. There are degrees of intensity… but I either need to be linked to the person before hand to be able to do that without being overwhelmed, or I need to have sifted through the cacophony first."


Re: Shaman's Sanctuary
Post by Shaman on Jul 3, 2007, 6:17pm

His TK field sparks around him.

"This right here is my personal answer to that conundrum. Until recently I couldn't make physical contact with any living being without connecting to them. Now I have it slightly more controlled, but still, there's only two people that I'm able to touch with no feedback. It took a solid weed of sitting in the desert to get that under wraps."


Re: Shaman's Sanctuary
Post by Kelly Alecia "Star Girl" Lisa on Jul 3, 2007, 6:23pm

"I don't have one of those," she pouts.

"Who're the two people?"


Re: Shaman's Sanctuary
Post by Shaman on Jul 3, 2007, 6:27pm

"You really want a sterilized field of psi-power?"

He laughs a bit

"Just you and Val."


Re: Shaman's Sanctuary
Post by Kelly Alecia "Star Girl" Lisa on Jul 3, 2007, 6:35pm

"Wow. Wow, I actually hadn't noticed. It just seems like such a normal thing to me. I'm honoured."


Re: Shaman's Sanctuary
Post by Shaman on Jul 3, 2007, 6:37pm

"Well, you're a part of me now"

His hand motions at his chest

"That little piece of you that I asked to keep, it's very much a light in a dark tunnel."


Re: Shaman's Sanctuary
Post by Kelly Alecia "Star Girl" Lisa on Jul 3, 2007, 6:40pm

"Thanks. That's nice to hear," she beams. If a little creepy that a part of a teenage girl is now a part of him.


Re: Shaman's Sanctuary
Post by Shaman on Jul 3, 2007, 6:54pm

He grins, finally a chance to show her how a master uses his craft.

"It's not that creepy if you manage to see just how many little pieces of others are inside you right now. I have you and Val, you on the other hand, I can see spots all throughout your essence."


Re: Shaman's Sanctuary
Post by Kelly Alecia "Star Girl" Lisa on Jul 3, 2007, 7:04pm

That manages to take her completely by surprise.

"Spots in my essence? What do you mean?"


Re: Shaman's Sanctuary
Post by Shaman on Jul 3, 2007, 7:14pm

"You'll understand the visual sooner or later, but just imagine that your essence is a blank piece of paper. The color of that paper is the color of your soul, it's who you are. Mine has two spots on it of different colors, one is the piece of you, one is the piece of Val. Yours on the other hand is almost a rainbow. Some big, others small, but you've left the imprints of so many different people on you that, well, I'm slightly jealous."

He pauses

"You truly do come from a place of love and hope."


Re: Shaman's Sanctuary
Post by Kelly Alecia "Star Girl" Lisa on Jul 3, 2007, 7:19pm

"Wow."

She pulls her arms across her chest, holding onto the opposing shoulders.

"You could be like that too, you know. Love and hope, I mean. It isn't hard. Just… know it, and it'll be. Everyone could."


Re: Shaman's Sanctuary
Post by Shaman on Jul 3, 2007, 7:24pm

He beams at her, part of him wanting to slap her knuckles with a TK ruler, but another part of him fully believing in what she's saying. He's not use to conflicting emotions, it's odd to say the least.

"You should try and look inside sometime, see the spots on your essence. Looking from the outside as I am, it's quite puzzling to me. I only recognize a few of them."


Re: Shaman's Sanctuary
Post by Kelly Alecia "Star Girl" Lisa on Jul 3, 2007, 7:27pm

He's starting to move too quickly for her to follow. Even if she were to look inside, she wouldn't have the slightest clue how to recognise between people, and would just get lost in the colour.

"Who's that?"


Re: Shaman's Sanctuary
Post by Shaman on Jul 3, 2007, 7:31pm

"There's a spot that I recognize as myself, but that's from the trade. Your boyfriend has his mark in there as well, though there are a few that I see stand out much much more. Unfortunately, they come from people I've yet to meet, so I can hardly identify."

It is rather confusing, the girl who's been touched by so many, he could hardly figure out which color was hers at the begining.


Re: Shaman's Sanctuary
Post by Kelly Alecia "Star Girl" Lisa on Jul 4, 2007, 2:08pm

"Wow."

She takes a step back, her feet coming down gingerly on the floor.

"I guess we should continue."


Re: Shaman's Sanctuary
Post by Shaman on Jul 4, 2007, 2:10pm

He pops open a beer bottle and takes a swig.

"We should, and todays lesson isn't over until you can get a solid reading on me."


Re: Shaman's Sanctuary
Post by Kelly Alecia "Star Girl" Lisa on Jul 4, 2007, 2:24pm

That brings up so many levels of apprehension that it isn’t even funny. After what happened the last time she tried it, she isn’t exactly looking forwards to trying it again so soon.

Then again, one thing pops into her head when she considers refusing.

"Dysthymia. Generally milder in the short term than clinical depression, but the effects are much more long term, and those suffering from it are much more likely to commit suicide. Once a chronic dysthymic state has set it, it's very difficult to break, and usually, the sufferer falls into a routine that seems to ease the feelings but only propagate it, furthering a self-destructive cycle that too often ends in suicide. The odd thing is, one burst of elation is sometimes all it takes to break a dysthymic state."

So it doesn’t matter whether it hurts. Whether it burns, whether it warps, whatever it does. It’s a gift that she can use to help people - which pretty much means only one thing. It means that she has to learn to be able to use it without it failing on her, or messing with her, so that she can use it to help. It’s pretty much the only thing that matters in this respect, so it’s what she’s going to do.

Still, all the determination in the world doesn’t stop trying to read him from being so confusing – one touch into him links into the earth, and then from there, no matter how much of a guard she’s put up, into every person in the state, if not further. She can’t sift through the dissonant cacophony quickly enough, so she just blurts out what she thinks is coming from him, without being even remotely certain.

"There’s a lot of general simmering stoicism in regards to other people. A fair amount of arrogance… I’m not sure, uhm… some lighter emotions that are more muted, but it seems to be externally so… there’s a lot of confusion within you as yourself… and a general…"

The connection snaps off, forcibly disconnected, but not from Kelly’s end… and as far as she knows, not from Shaman’s end, either.

"Sorry. I couldn’t get any more, A- Shaman. I’m kind of relieved, though… it wasn’t just you I was linked to."


Re: Shaman's Sanctuary
Post by Shaman on Jul 4, 2007, 2:27pm

He grins a bit as he can feel her disposition change through the link.

"Well, you've got body language down. Now eyes closed and up and in the air."


Re: Shaman's Sanctuary
Post by Kelly Alecia "Star Girl" Lisa on Jul 4, 2007, 2:30pm

"Sure."

The obvious drawback of a wide range, unfocused empathic link that she usually forms is that she often ends up with remnants of what she felt through the connection rattling in her head after it… or more accurately, in her heart.

As such, she’s feeling a little queasy from the sheer quantity of emotion she had to process as she hops into the air and starts hovering with her eyes shut.


Re: Shaman's Sanctuary
Post by Shaman on Jul 4, 2007, 2:35pm

Taking another drink he reaches out and uses his TK to spin her.

"Keep them shut."

Hoping to cause some sort of confusion and get her to actually work he stops spinning her and she's facing almost the exact same way as before.

"Wreck, Kee'an, myself. What do you feel. Focus on your target and only them. One at a time, be patient."


Re: Shaman's Sanctuary
Post by Kelly Alecia "Star Girl" Lisa on Jul 4, 2007, 2:37pm

Yeah… spinning someone while they’re already feeling queasy… it just doesn’t have good effects, you know?

She throws up.


Re: Shaman's Sanctuary
Post by Shaman on Jul 4, 2007, 2:39pm

"Ah crap."

He reaches out and manages to catch the vomit in a TK bubble which promptly flies out a quickly opening window.

"Alright, sick to your stomach, you say something. I've never gotten down how to notice that."


Re: Shaman's Sanctuary
Post by Kelly Alecia "Star Girl" Lisa on Jul 4, 2007, 2:42pm

"Jus’… just felt a little queasy. Spinning kind of… yeah. I’m okay."


Re: Shaman's Sanctuary
Post by Shaman on Jul 4, 2007, 2:43pm

He lifts her up with a TK hand and places her on the couch, using another to get a glass of water and holding it up next to her.

"Relax kiddo, your health is something of a little more important."


Re: Shaman's Sanctuary
Post by Kelly Alecia "Star Girl" Lisa on Jul 4, 2007, 2:46pm

Kelly drinks the water and then hops back up into the air.

"Seriously, I’m okay!"

She almost falls back out of the air again, before stabilizing herself.

"Okay, maybe not, but I’m good enough to continue."


Re: Shaman's Sanctuary
Post by Shaman on Jul 4, 2007, 2:47pm

He reaches out and throws her back on the couch.

"Just relax for a couple of minutes, get your bearings, then we'll get back to work. But as long as you're out of it, it's only going to make you sicker."


Re: Shaman's Sanctuary
Post by Kelly Alecia "Star Girl" Lisa on Jul 4, 2007, 2:51pm

"Don’t do that," she says, springing back up into the air. "I’m good."

Kelly takes a moment to recover, and then she starts by focusing on Wreck.

It’s very straight forward to her what she feels for Wreck. There’s purity about the love she feels for him, a constant. A rock. One thing comes to mind immediately, one that would probably seem too corny to say anyone other than Kelly. He’s her earth and heaven.

And she says as much as all of what she’s just thought of.


Re: Shaman's Sanctuary
Post by Shaman on Jul 4, 2007, 2:54pm

He reclines back on the couch and takes another drink.

"Alright, you've got the easy one down. Keep going.

He noticed that Wreck's presence in her was larger then anyone else on the bus, so he figured it would be a decent place to start.


Re: Shaman's Sanctuary
Post by Kelly Alecia "Star Girl" Lisa on Jul 4, 2007, 2:56pm

There’s not much to be said for what she feels about Kee’an. All of it comes to her in just a second. She feels resented… and that’s pretty much all it is.

When Kelly focuses on Ashton, it’s not quite as straightforward. Even though she’s known him for a very short time, there’s an almost brotherly feel – not quite at the level of what she has with Blind, but it’s there – possibly due to their empathic connection.

She relays both of these to him just like she did with Wreck.


Re: Shaman's Sanctuary
Post by Shaman on Jul 4, 2007, 3:36pm

A telekeintic hand finds its way to her head and messes with her hair.

"Doin good kiddo, you've got some short range stuff down. How did it feel to connect?"


Re: Shaman's Sanctuary
Post by Kelly Alecia "Star Girl" Lisa on Jul 4, 2007, 3:37pm

She closes her eyes as the hair goes everywhere, covering her face.

"Connect to what?"


Re: Shaman's Sanctuary
Post by Shaman on Jul 4, 2007, 3:40pm

"You just read two people who weren't even in the room, and then read something that my face wasn't telling you. That's connection."


Re: Shaman's Sanctuary
Post by Kelly Alecia "Star Girl" Lisa on Jul 4, 2007, 3:41pm

"It- I did? I didn't even realise that I did. That's… weird."


Re: Shaman's Sanctuary
Post by Shaman on Jul 4, 2007, 3:46pm

"Qucik, without thinking, pick any random person you haven't seen in a while. Someone close to you yet far away. Read them."


Re: Shaman's Sanctuary
Post by Kelly Alecia "Star Girl" Lisa on Jul 4, 2007, 3:54pm

She starts reaching out, but comes to a realisation very quick.

"I can't reach out of the state like this. I need to… Mr. Banner gave me something to hold my power in - it's been completely out of control since Damascus. I can even use it to take the powers away. This-"

She pulls her pendant off, and immediately, the room because illuminated to a blinding extent, a pure white light bursting through the entire place.

"- he put it into my pendant."


Re: Shaman's Sanctuary
Post by Shaman on Jul 4, 2007, 3:57pm

He reaches out and grabs it from her with his mind, throwing it into the box with all of his stash.

"Good! This is what I wanted to see! No holding back!"


Re: Shaman's Sanctuary
Post by Kelly Alecia "Star Girl" Lisa on Jul 4, 2007, 3:58pm

"No! Not that. Never that."

She dashes to where he throws the pendant and catches it before it hits the ground. It opens up in her hands, to two pictures, one of Kidd, and the other of Wildfire.


Re: Shaman's Sanctuary
Post by Shaman on Jul 4, 2007, 4:00pm

He gestures it back to him.

"I'm not keeping it, you're going to have it back. I just want to see you push without your crutch."


Re: Shaman's Sanctuary
Post by Kelly Alecia "Star Girl" Lisa on Jul 4, 2007, 4:01pm

A small burst of energy arcs out of her, knocking him down, and she grabs it out of the air again.

"Sorry. I didn’t mean to lose control… but you can’t take this. Not even for a moment. It’s not my crutch. It’s just important to me. It was the only thing I took with me when I left, and out of everything that I picked up, it was the only thing I brought back. Mr. Banner just used it to make sure I don’t destroy something by accident, or that something else happens." She frowns slightly. "This hurts, you know. Being in this form."


Re: Shaman's Sanctuary
Post by Shaman on Jul 4, 2007, 4:12pm

"Ungg."

He grips his chest, that fucking hurt. He manages to claw his way back on to the couch and lay down.

"Then just…urrrr…find someone and….nnnnn….read them."


Re: Shaman's Sanctuary
Post by Kelly Alecia "Star Girl" Lisa on Jul 4, 2007, 4:20pm

"Sorry," Kelly says again with an apologetic wince.

She closes her eyes and looks out – but immediately, she hesitates. It’s very likely that she wouldn’t be able to handle the flow she would be taking in from this… easily intercontinental, if not global. It isn’t something that she’s experienced before… and it isn’t something she would like to.

The intensity of her connections with any one person is, in that moment, as close as someone could come to being that very person. Coming into being with several billion people at once… it’s torture. No other word is applicable.

An anchor is what she wants – it’s what she seeks. But oddly enough, there’s something blocking her off from the mansion. Her mind’s eye trails from there to Essex. Rachel Thorley… but she isn’t there. Why isn’t she there?

Kelly doesn’t get the chance to try and find the answer to that question as she’s yanked north from there to Scotland… but once again, she’s blocked from most of the potential anchors there. If she thinks more clearly then she might think that there’s a reason for that. As it is, it doesn’t occur to her.

As it is, without realizing it, she forges a two way link between herself and a young girl named Sara Lincoln.


Re: Shaman's Sanctuary
Post by Shaman on Jul 4, 2007, 4:56pm

Shaman grimaces a bit as he focuses on her essence, reading the map and watching one of the spots grow and shine. Realizing her link has been created he grins a bit.

"What do you feel?"


Re: Shaman's Sanctuary
Post by Kelly Alecia "Star Girl" Lisa on Jul 4, 2007, 5:06pm

A connection over this distance is… tenuous. Scattering as it moves over the oceans, it sways with every breath of the wind. She winces, holding onto the wavering signal, but keeping it steady.

"She’s… happy. Frustrated. Confused."

There’s one thing about it, though; Kelly’s not used to holding a connection this sensitive, this acute over such a distance. In fact, she’s never done it before. She accidentally sends part of her – a whisper – a resonant remnant of her with a name and an intermittent echo.


Re: Shaman's Sanctuary
Post by Shaman on Jul 4, 2007, 5:18pm

"Good…keep going, try and join with her."

He's impressed, she's showing a lot of promise already. He's wondering if maybe this is too much for her, but at the same time he knows that if it gets bad he can jump in and try to help her control it. Also, his chest is really fucking hurting, he'd gotten into a habit of not keeping his field up around her.


Re: Shaman's Sanctuary
Post by Kelly Alecia "Star Girl" Lisa on Jul 4, 2007, 5:20pm

A tiny flinch under the strain… and sweat that would run down her brow if she had a normal one right now.

"J-join with her? What do you mean?"


Re: Shaman's Sanctuary
Post by Shaman on Jul 4, 2007, 5:23pm

"Read the essence, and in a way, become it. Two becomes one becomes two again."


Re: Shaman's Sanctuary
Post by Kelly Alecia "Star Girl" Lisa on Jul 4, 2007, 5:25pm

"Wouldn't- wouldn't that be a violation?"


Re: Shaman's Sanctuary
Post by Shaman on Jul 4, 2007, 5:26pm

"Only if you try and come away with pieces of them. But to view it, and become it, even to leave a piece of yourself behind, there is no violation in that, not if it's someone close to you."


Re: Shaman's Sanctuary
Post by Kelly Alecia "Star Girl" Lisa on Jul 4, 2007, 5:27pm

"I- I don't know if I can do it!"


Re: Shaman's Sanctuary
Post by Shaman on Jul 4, 2007, 5:52pm

"Yes you can! Shed your doubts and do it!"


Re: Shaman's Sanctuary
Post by Kelly Alecia "Star Girl" Lisa on Jul 5, 2007, 1:28am

Kelly tries to keep her head up – she tries desperately to remain conscious, but with every breath her head dips and she sways, weaving between echoes of perception, almost passing out of them altogether, each time.

"It won’t hurt her, will it?"


Re: Shaman's Sanctuary
Post by Shaman on Jul 5, 2007, 1:41am

Thinking about it for a moment he realizes that he has no clue, but given that he has no idea who the girl is, he finds it harder to care and maintains the interest of Kelly;s training above it.

"She'll be fine, just focus."


Re: Shaman's Sanctuary
Post by Kelly Alecia "Star Girl" Lisa on Jul 5, 2007, 4:44am

"If you’re sure she’ll be fine."

Truthfully, Kelly has no idea what she’s doing here. Combining essences? It sounds like something out of a bad magic movie, or some sort of Tolkien novel. The closest she’s come to doing anything that sounds like that was between Wreck and herself, and though it was something much stronger – much more potent than whatever this may be, it wasn’t even her at all. It was Ms. Frost anchoring her empathy through Wreck. An intrinsic link through the ability, the power, the gift itself.

And even with the assurances that Sara will be fine, she still doesn’t know what this will do to her. She believes that Sara will be fine upon being told that once, but the entire thing still leaves her somewhat apprehensive about trying it.

Still, binding herself to the link – envisioned in a rope connecting the two – she twirls it around her hand and her arm, holding onto it more firmly still, and pulls Sara’s image to herself in the mountain-side imagery that crafted itself from her subconscious thought, appearing herself as close to how she is at the moment, shining radiantly with pure light that is almost all she is.

"Sara? Sara, can you hear me?"


Re: Shaman's Sanctuary
Post by Sara "Radical Dreamer" Lincoln on Jul 5, 2007, 4:48am

*Why is there a voice inside of me?*


Re: Shaman's Sanctuary
Post by Kelly Alecia "Star Girl" Lisa on Jul 5, 2007, 5:31am

"Relax, Sara. It’s me, Kelly. This… it doesn’t hurt or anything, does it?"

Immediately, there’s something noticeably wrong. The environment is innately comforting to the both of them, having formed directly from Kelly’s subconscious, but the connection was…

The word ‘foreign’ would be the wrong one to use to describe it. It was more… fresh? Clean? She wasn’t sure. ‘New’ could come closer, but that wasn’t entirely right, either… it was like it had all been wiped clean, or something.

"Are you alright?"


Re: Shaman's Sanctuary
Post by Sara "Radical Dreamer" Lincoln on Jul 5, 2007, 5:47am

Confused beyond words, Sara initially struggles to recognize the girl

*Wait, you're the girl from the picture.*


Re: Shaman's Sanctuary
Post by Kelly Alecia "Star Girl" Lisa on Jul 5, 2007, 7:05am

"The girl from the picture? What picture? You don't recognise me?"

Of course, that does make it much easier to make sense of the change in the connection… but why?


Re: Shaman's Sanctuary
Post by Sara "Radical Dreamer" Lincoln on Jul 5, 2007, 1:27pm

*There's a picture in our common room, and Nephy told me that the third girl in it's name is Kelly, and you look just like her.*


Re: Shaman's Sanctuary
Post by Kelly Alecia "Star Girl" Lisa on Jul 5, 2007, 1:29pm

"You have a picture in your room with me in it?"

Kelly smiles at that before shaking her head, shaking the light off of it like water, and the light around her dims before fading away entirely, leaving her as she normally appears.

"This isn't funny Sara. Why are you acting like you don't know me?"


Re: Shaman's Sanctuary
Post by Sara "Radical Dreamer" Lincoln on Jul 5, 2007, 1:31pm

*This is creepy weird, like superly so.*

The experience is leaving her nothing if not utterly confused

*I only know what people've told me, and that's not a whole lot*


Re: Shaman's Sanctuary
Post by Kelly Alecia "Star Girl" Lisa on Jul 5, 2007, 1:34pm

"Why- hm. Have you lost your memory?"

It certainly does seem to be going around, and that would be why the connection was the way it is. It does nothing to lessen the disconcerted feeling Kelly has.

"Sorry. It's the first time I've done this. If this is too weird, I can break the connection off."


Re: Shaman's Sanctuary
Post by Sara "Radical Dreamer" Lincoln on Jul 5, 2007, 2:19pm

*A couple of weeks ago it went bye bye*


Re: Shaman's Sanctuary
Post by Kelly Alecia "Star Girl" Lisa on Jul 5, 2007, 2:27pm

"What happened? Why did that happen? Are you okay?"


Re: Shaman's Sanctuary
Post by Sara "Radical Dreamer" Lincoln on Jul 5, 2007, 2:55pm

*Iono, this is still super creepy weird. How come it feels like you're talkin in my chest?*


Re: Shaman's Sanctuary
Post by Kelly Alecia "Star Girl" Lisa on Jul 5, 2007, 2:59pm

"I'm an empath, Sara. I'm speaking straight into your soul. Into your emotions. Your heart. We've been speaking at least a Like I said, if this is too weird, I can cut off the connection, if you'd prefer that."


Re: Shaman's Sanctuary
Post by Sara "Radical Dreamer" Lincoln on Jul 5, 2007, 3:01pm

*Why do I have more of your memories then my own?*


Re: Shaman's Sanctuary
Post by Kelly Alecia "Star Girl" Lisa on Jul 5, 2007, 3:03pm

"I… don't know. I tried to make a connection between the two of us a moment ago - this is the result of that. I guess it's 'cause of that. I'm not sure."


Re: Shaman's Sanctuary
Post by Sara "Radical Dreamer" Lincoln on Jul 5, 2007, 3:22pm

*Nephy recognized it all better then me*


Re: Shaman's Sanctuary
Post by Kelly Alecia "Star Girl" Lisa on Jul 5, 2007, 3:30pm

"I guess that means that they were mine, yes…"

Kelly takes a few steps forwards, reaching out to Sara's forehead. The environment switches suddenly from the mountainside to a cold, dark alley. Kelly's hand quickly goes back, and she places it on her cheek, her eyes wide with surprise.

"Oh…"


Re: Shaman's Sanctuary
Post by Sara "Radical Dreamer" Lincoln on Jul 5, 2007, 4:00pm

Looking around is maddening, it's like being in two places at once.

*W-w-where is this?*


Re: Shaman's Sanctuary
Post by Kelly Alecia "Star Girl" Lisa on Jul 5, 2007, 4:03pm

Kelly takes a fleeting looks around her, and shuts her eyes tightly.

"Oh, my… here. This was… one of my many homes, I guess you could say. I don’t know why we’re here."


Re: Shaman's Sanctuary
Post by Sara "Radical Dreamer" Lincoln on Jul 5, 2007, 4:07pm

*This…I….you….if you don't have somewhere to live, there's an empty room here.*

How do you offer something to someone who isn't even there?


Re: Shaman's Sanctuary
Post by Kelly Alecia "Star Girl" Lisa on Jul 5, 2007, 4:11pm

"Was," Kelly tells her with a smile. "This was a few months ago… I was given somewhere to live by a man called Shinobi Shaw. He called me a little street urchin… a lot of people called me that back then. I didn't mind, though."


Re: Shaman's Sanctuary
Post by Sara "Radical Dreamer" Lincoln on Jul 5, 2007, 4:14pm

*But what about now? I mean, street urchin? That's severely not cool*


Re: Shaman's Sanctuary
Post by Kelly Alecia "Star Girl" Lisa on Jul 5, 2007, 4:17pm

"I didn't mind it. I guess it was what I was… a street urchin. What about now? Well, now I live on a bus."


Re: Shaman's Sanctuary
Post by Sara "Radical Dreamer" Lincoln on Jul 5, 2007, 4:18pm

*…………*

Was that supposed to sound like an improvement? Without even truly understanding why, Sara can't help but want to do more, to do anything to help her out.

*You should just come live here*


Re: Shaman's Sanctuary
Post by Kelly Alecia "Star Girl" Lisa on Jul 5, 2007, 4:20pm

Kelly gives a light hearted little giggle.

"I can't. Do you know what SHIELD is?"


Re: Shaman's Sanctuary
Post by Sara "Radical Dreamer" Lincoln on Jul 5, 2007, 4:21pm

*A metal thingie used to stop a sword?*


Re: Shaman's Sanctuary
Post by Kelly Alecia "Star Girl" Lisa on Jul 5, 2007, 4:23pm

She giggles again and shakes her head.

"No, silly! It's an international policing organisation that originates in America. They're kind of after us, but why they first decided to come after us, we don't know. We're kind of on the run all of the time, as a result."


Re: Shaman's Sanctuary
Post by Sara "Radical Dreamer" Lincoln on Jul 5, 2007, 4:25pm

*Well we're in Scotland, so you can just come here and be fine, no authority.*

Yeah, none of this is catching


Re: Shaman's Sanctuary
Post by Kelly Alecia "Star Girl" Lisa on Jul 5, 2007, 4:29pm

"It doesn't work that way, Sara. I can't leave them alone here. I can't leave the country because they'd catch us if I tried, and I can't leave the people I'm staying with alone."

Her face falls slightly, and her smile fades.

"It's bad here. It really is. They sent supervillains after us. People who are so far out of our league that it's a miracle that we beat them. They put the Hulk down without breaking a sweat. We could die.. and if it comes to that… well, even if I can't do anything to stop it, I can't leave them to that fate alone, Sara."


Re: Shaman's Sanctuary
Post by Shaman on Jul 6, 2007, 12:20am

Getting slightly bored watching, Shaman gestures his bong and a baggie over to himself from the bag and loads it up. Taking one last look to make sure that Kelly is totally entranced, he takes a rip.


Re: Shaman's Sanctuary
Post by Sara "Radical Dreamer" Lincoln on Jul 6, 2007, 3:58am

*I…..this is still sorta super trippy*


Re: Shaman's Sanctuary
Post by Kelly Alecia "Star Girl" Lisa on Jul 6, 2007, 4:03am

"I could try to calm you down. Would you prefer that?"


Re: Shaman's Sanctuary
Post by Sara "Radical Dreamer" Lincoln on Jul 6, 2007, 4:09am

*I'm still not totally sure that I haven't gone crazy and you're the voice in my head*


Re: Shaman's Sanctuary
Post by Kelly Alecia "Star Girl" Lisa on Jul 6, 2007, 4:12am

"Don't worry, you're not crazy," Kelly smiles.

"This is the first time I've done this, which is probably why it feels so weird, and… one second."

A couch forms right behind Sara.

"I figure if this place is forming from my memories, then I can probably do something like that, right? Take a seat. Is everyone okay over there?"


Re: Shaman's Sanctuary
Post by Sara "Radical Dreamer" Lincoln on Jul 6, 2007, 4:31am

Bewildered by the fact that she's conciously existing in two places at once, Sara tries to go along with it.

*Everyone's good, Joe's leg is in a cast. We went to this big ball up on the moon last night and it was the most amazing time ever!*


Re: Shaman's Sanctuary
Post by Kelly Alecia "Star Girl" Lisa on Jul 6, 2007, 4:34am

"Why's Joe's leg in a cast? He's okay, right?"

The image of the moon triggers several thoughts, but the most basic and most prominent is one of 'white'. As such, the environment shifts again, to a perfectly white room.

"You went up to the moon?"


Re: Shaman's Sanctuary
Post by Sara "Radical Dreamer" Lincoln on Jul 6, 2007, 4:42am

*He pretty much lives in our suite, but you know what? I've got no clue what happened to him. I should ask.*

Talking to a voice inside her while being in two places at once, way too creepy, but she's gettin use to it.

*There was a real fancy dance and I got to wear this amazing gold dress, it was so much fun!*


Re: Shaman's Sanctuary
Post by Kelly Alecia "Star Girl" Lisa on Jul 6, 2007, 4:47am

"There was a dance on the moon?"

She blinks a few times, trying to process that, and trying to imagine who lives on the moon.

"You went to a dance with the Watcher?"


Re: Shaman's Sanctuary
Post by Sara "Radical Dreamer" Lincoln on Jul 6, 2007, 4:56am

*The who? These were the unhumans or somethin like that. I just spent the whole time making out really, but the view was beautiful*


Re: Shaman's Sanctuary
Post by Kelly Alecia "Star Girl" Lisa on Jul 6, 2007, 5:00am

"The Inhumans? Oh, wow! Did you meet Blackbolt and Medusa?"


Re: Shaman's Sanctuary
Post by Sara "Radical Dreamer" Lincoln on Jul 6, 2007, 5:02am

*They were the hosts, I think, she had cool hair.*


Re: Shaman's Sanctuary
Post by Kelly Alecia "Star Girl" Lisa on Jul 6, 2007, 5:05am

"It's her power, kinda. She can control her hair's movement."

Kelly takes a tentative 'step' towards Sara.

"How do you feel about not having your memories?"


Re: Shaman's Sanctuary
Post by Sara "Radical Dreamer" Lincoln on Jul 6, 2007, 5:16am

*It's not as bad now as it was before, I mean, it sucks, but I have good people helping me out, I think. I just feel kinda, Iono, empty sometimes*


Re: Shaman's Sanctuary
Post by Kelly Alecia "Star Girl" Lisa on Jul 6, 2007, 5:18am

"That won't do at all…"

She places her hand at Sara's temple and closes her eyes.

"I'm just going to try something, and I don't know if it'll work or not, but I need you to relax and stay calm, okay?"


Re: Shaman's Sanctuary
Post by Sara "Radical Dreamer" Lincoln on Jul 6, 2007, 5:22am

*Wh-wh-what are you gonna do?*


Re: Shaman's Sanctuary
Post by Kelly Alecia "Star Girl" Lisa on Jul 6, 2007, 5:23am

"Relax, Sara. I don't know if it'll work, but I'm going to try and trigger some memories."


Re: Shaman's Sanctuary
Post by Sara "Radical Dreamer" Lincoln on Jul 6, 2007, 5:28am

She gulps so noticably that her actual body does it as well

*Are you sure that's a good idea? I've just been sorta letting them come back….*


Re: Shaman's Sanctuary
Post by Kelly Alecia "Star Girl" Lisa on Jul 6, 2007, 5:30am

"I - to be honest, I can't see what could go wrong. It would either work, or just not do anything, I think. It's your choice, of course."


Re: Shaman's Sanctuary
Post by Sara "Radical Dreamer" Lincoln on Jul 6, 2007, 5:34am

*I….go for it.*


Re: Shaman's Sanctuary
Post by Kelly Alecia "Star Girl" Lisa on Jul 6, 2007, 5:37am

"Great! Just… relax… and give me a moment."

Kelly places her other hand at Sara's other temple and shuts her eyes again. A blue glow rises around her hands and flows slowly into Sara's head, until Kelly jolts back and drops to the floor. She gets back up, wiping some blood away from under her nose, and looks at Sara again.

"Did it work?"


Re: Shaman's Sanctuary
Post by Sara "Radical Dreamer" Lincoln on Jul 6, 2007, 5:58am

Sara's face shrinks back a bit

*I have no idea….hahahaha, I guess I need some sort of trigger?*


Re: Shaman's Sanctuary
Post by Kelly Alecia "Star Girl" Lisa on Jul 6, 2007, 6:30am

"I… I really have no idea, I- oh no."

Kelly slaps her forehead with a quiet laugh. A trigger to being Sara… only one thing comes to mind for her, but she already knows that it's something that she's going to regret doing. She regrets even thinking about it. And then if it doesn't work… well, that would be…. Hopefully, it would.

The urge to help Sara overcomes any feeling of embarrassment that she has… still, she has no idea if it will work or not.

Succumbing to what she knows is a bad idea, she wipes the remaining blood away from under her nose and kisses Sara.


Re: Shaman's Sanctuary
Post by Danny O'Conner on Jul 6, 2007, 7:10am

« :D Yay! Hey Seph, can we be friends now?»


Re: Shaman's Sanctuary
Post by Sara "Radical Dreamer" Lincoln on Jul 6, 2007, 3:45pm

If this is a dream, if this is going crazy, let it keep going! Not caring if any of it's carrrying over to the 'real world', Sara goes for it and even throws in some tongue. Something feels familiar.


Re: Shaman's Sanctuary
Post by Kelly Alecia "Star Girl" Lisa on Jul 7, 2007, 1:49pm

Kelly jerks back.

"Uhm… did it work?"


Re: Shaman's Sanctuary
Post by Sara "Radical Dreamer" Lincoln on Jul 7, 2007, 1:50pm

*I dunno, but can we do that again?*

The giggle commence


Re: Shaman's Sanctuary
Post by Kelly Alecia "Star Girl" Lisa on Jul 7, 2007, 1:53pm

Kelly smiles a little sheepishly.

"Sorry. Do you… remember anything?"

Pleasepleaseplease…


Re: Shaman's Sanctuary
Post by Sara "Radical Dreamer" Lincoln on Jul 7, 2007, 1:55pm

*I got a lil somethin 'bout you bein all mad at me, an me moping about. An then I did that and we both laughed.*

She sighs a little bit, she was hoping for more


Re: Shaman's Sanctuary
Post by Kelly Alecia "Star Girl" Lisa on Jul 7, 2007, 1:58pm

"Oh… well, it's something, at least, right? You also made me feel really embarrassed when you did that!"

She crosses an arm across her chest and starts tapping her chin pensively with the other.

"You know, when I lost mine, Demi restored them."


Re: Shaman's Sanctuary
Post by Sara "Radical Dreamer" Lincoln on Jul 7, 2007, 2:03pm

*Then do it some more and it wont be so 'barrassin!*

And like a leaky faucet, they keep on coming out

*Is Demi that creepy thing that flies around the base?*


Re: Shaman's Sanctuary
Post by Kelly Alecia "Star Girl" Lisa on Jul 7, 2007, 2:11pm

"Creepy? Well, she is a little odd, but she’s sweet, really. At least, from what I’ve seen of her, which admittedly wasn’t that much."


Re: Shaman's Sanctuary
Post by Sara "Radical Dreamer" Lincoln on Jul 7, 2007, 2:15pm

*She just appears and floats and sends chills all up and down my back. Brrrr! The first time I saw her I 'membered pukin my guts out.*


Re: Shaman's Sanctuary
Post by Kelly Alecia "Star Girl" Lisa on Jul 7, 2007, 2:18pm

"I think- I think maybe you just need to get used to her. Just… she’s alright, I think. Just ask her to give you your memories back. She did it for me, so she can’t be bad, right?" Kelly asks, smiling reassuringly.


Re: Shaman's Sanctuary
Post by Sara "Radical Dreamer" Lincoln on Jul 7, 2007, 2:32pm

*I guess I can do that, I mean, my boyfriend is her boss*

Little proud grin followed by a blush as she feels like she just blew her chances of empathic make out


Re: Shaman's Sanctuary
Post by Kelly Alecia "Star Girl" Lisa on Jul 7, 2007, 2:34pm

"Marcus? You're going out with Marcus? That's wonderful!"


Re: Shaman's Sanctuary
Post by Sara "Radical Dreamer" Lincoln on Jul 7, 2007, 3:12pm

*Mhm! He was my date last night, he's so amazing!*


Re: Shaman's Sanctuary
Post by Kelly Alecia "Star Girl" Lisa on Jul 7, 2007, 3:16pm

"But… I thought that you-"

Realising that it’s probably best to leave that out if she’s happy with Marcus, Kelly lets the sentence trail.

"It’s great to know you’re happy, Sara."

A drop of blood permeates the serenity, despite being a physical concept. A hand moves to underneath Kelly’s nose, where blood is now flowing freely.

"I don’t think that I can hold this any longer, Sara. Sorry."


Re: Shaman's Sanctuary
Post by Sara "Radical Dreamer" Lincoln on Jul 7, 2007, 3:21pm

*Kelly?*

She's finally adjusted enough to see this for what it is, everything is growing more and more familiar

*Don't go Kells! Not till we make plans to go shopping asap!*

Not even caring that things are fading, Sara leaps forward and tries to grab ahold of her.


Re: Shaman's Sanctuary
Post by Kelly Alecia "Star Girl" Lisa on Jul 7, 2007, 3:25pm

"You remember?" Kelly smiles brightly, and Sara catches her before she completely collapses. As it is, she drops to both of her knees, barely remaining conscious. She manages to lift her head to look at Sara, but it’s obvious that it’s taking all the effort she has.

"As soon as I can… I promise. Gotta get out from under S.H.I.E.L.D. first…"


Re: Shaman's Sanctuary
Post by Sara "Radical Dreamer" Lincoln on Jul 7, 2007, 3:30pm

Sara tears up a bit and rests her forehead against Kelly's.

*I'ma hold you to that, you gotta come an see me. You gotta do it soon. Get outta trouble!*

She giggles a bit before squeezing tighter.

*You brought it back Kels.*


Re: Shaman's Sanctuary
Post by Kelly Alecia "Star Girl" Lisa on Jul 7, 2007, 3:37pm

"I’m glad," Kelly says quietly, leaning against Sara, only staying upright because of the support she’s giving her.

"Gonna do my best… promise that. I promise."


Re: Shaman's Sanctuary
Post by Sara "Radical Dreamer" Lincoln on Jul 7, 2007, 3:39pm

*Promises promises*

Sara just keeps squeezing her


Re: Shaman's Sanctuary
Post by Kelly Alecia "Star Girl" Lisa on Jul 7, 2007, 3:43pm

"I mean it, Sara. I mean it."

Kelly squeezes back weakly, with too little energy left to hug her any more tightly.

"Sorry… I can’t hold it any longer at all. I’ll see you, Sara. Soon, hopefully. Give everyone my love. Goodbye…"

The connection breaks off and Kelly drops from where her physical body is hovering. Even though she isn’t wearing her pendant, she isn’t glowing at all. She’s completely normal. Powerless, even… she’s expended all of her light energy, and most of her own energy. Every last iota.


Re: Shaman's Sanctuary
Post by Shaman on Jul 7, 2007, 3:47pm

Shaman catches her in his TK field and pulls her over to the couch.

"How you feelin kid?"


Re: Shaman's Sanctuary
Post by Kelly Alecia "Star Girl" Lisa on Jul 7, 2007, 3:53pm

"Awesome!" she replies quietly while beaming, despite the fact that her face is covered with blood, and she’s barely conscious.


Re: Shaman's Sanctuary
Post by Shaman on Jul 7, 2007, 3:54pm

He takes on a hand on approach and actually starts wiping away the blood with a cloth held by his own hand instead of TK

"You were in the trance for a while."


Re: Shaman's Sanctuary
Post by Kelly Alecia "Star Girl" Lisa on Jul 7, 2007, 3:57pm

"Oh. Thanks."

She tries to get up, but her legs buckle underneath her and she drops again.

"There… was a lot to talk about. She'd lost her memory."


Re: Shaman's Sanctuary
Post by Shaman on Jul 7, 2007, 3:58pm

He gives her a light push back down

"Just rest kid, I'm amazed you're speaking."

He gives her a grin and a small laugh

"So she lost her memory, eh? Something you guys have in common?"


Re: Shaman's Sanctuary
Post by Kelly Alecia "Star Girl" Lisa on Jul 7, 2007, 4:02pm

"Oof!" she goes back to lying down on the floor.

"Yeah, I guess so. I think it’s back – she remembered some stuff, said I brought it back – I just don’t know how much."


Re: Shaman's Sanctuary
Post by Shaman on Jul 7, 2007, 4:07pm

"If she remembered you, then she probably got enough to smile."

He hides his pipe next to the couch

"So did it feel right to you?"


Re: Shaman's Sanctuary
Post by Kelly Alecia "Star Girl" Lisa on Jul 7, 2007, 4:08pm

"Right? I’m not sure. I’m not really sure what that even means for this."


Re: Shaman's Sanctuary
Post by Shaman on Jul 7, 2007, 4:11pm

"Well, did you have to put the effort up the entire time, or did it start to feel natural at all."


Re: Shaman's Sanctuary
Post by Kelly Alecia "Star Girl" Lisa on Jul 7, 2007, 4:15pm

"It… it felt kind of weird at first, and then started feeling kind of natural… but then it got harder and harder to hold up, until, well…"

She holds up a hand slick with blood.


Re: Shaman's Sanctuary
Post by Shaman on Jul 7, 2007, 4:16pm

"Well, I'm proud of you. You just maintained a cross continental connection for over an hour."


Re: Shaman's Sanctuary
Post by Kelly Alecia "Star Girl" Lisa on Jul 7, 2007, 4:18pm

"It hurts…"

She looks up at Shaman and beams again.

"But I did good, didn't I?"


Re: Shaman's Sanctuary
Post by Shaman on Jul 7, 2007, 4:19pm

"You did great Kiddo, freakin amazing."

He rubs her forehead a bit and tries to help her handle some of her added pain


Re: Shaman's Sanctuary
Post by Kelly Alecia "Star Girl" Lisa on Jul 7, 2007, 4:23pm

"Thanks…"

Kelly starts to relax as some of the pain fades away, and she shuts her eyes again.

"Things sound kinda sucky over there… at least, on Sara's end. She did sound happy enough, but she doesn't know why she lost her memory, and Joseph's leg was in a cast… I hope they're okay…"


Re: Shaman's Sanctuary
Post by Shaman on Jul 7, 2007, 4:26pm

"You lost yours once too, she'll get it back. When we get out of all this SHIELD crap, you should venture out to see them. Hell, I'll go with you if you want, a change of scenery is needed."

He laughs a bit.

"Joseph? He's the big, kind of slow kid. Right?"


Re: Shaman's Sanctuary
Post by Kelly Alecia "Star Girl" Lisa on Jul 7, 2007, 4:29pm

"He's the big, really sweet kid," Kelly tells him, her tone carrying the warning without her having to open her eyes.


Re: Shaman's Sanctuary
Post by Shaman on Jul 7, 2007, 4:31pm

"Yeah, I accidentally got him on the verge of tears when I met him. Still feel like crap about that."

He picked up on it quick, wont make that mistake again.


Re: Shaman's Sanctuary
Post by Kelly Alecia "Star Girl" Lisa on Jul 7, 2007, 4:33pm

"How? Why? What did you do? Was he okay?"


Re: Shaman's Sanctuary
Post by Shaman on Jul 7, 2007, 4:34pm

"He was going on about religion and I sort of debunked Christianity."


Re: Shaman's Sanctuary
Post by Kelly Alecia "Star Girl" Lisa on Jul 7, 2007, 4:35pm

"Why did you do that?"


Re: Shaman's Sanctuary
Post by Shaman on Jul 7, 2007, 4:36pm

"It wasn't on purpose, he just started on about how a Priest told him this and a Priest told him that, and I just sorta tore it open."

He pauses

"Not a huge fan of organized religion."


Re: Shaman's Sanctuary
Post by Kelly Alecia "Star Girl" Lisa on Jul 7, 2007, 4:42pm

"You should be more careful…"


Re: Shaman's Sanctuary
Post by Shaman on Jul 7, 2007, 4:44pm

"I've gotten better. I mean, when's the last time you saw me berate someone to tears?"

He casually taps his chest three times.


Re: Shaman's Sanctuary
Post by Valerie Sinclair on Jul 7, 2007, 4:45pm

Val walks in to the room.

"Hmm?"


Re: Shaman's Sanctuary
Post by Kelly Alecia "Star Girl" Lisa on Jul 7, 2007, 4:49pm

"I don't think I've ever seen that, to be honest."

She smiles weakly, trying to get up again.

"But I would hope that I wouldn't have to."


Re: Shaman's Sanctuary
Post by Shaman on Jul 7, 2007, 4:51pm

"And you never will."

He gives her another smile as he reaches out a TK hand to yank Val in to give her a kiss.

"So I see you got the page?"


Re: Shaman's Sanctuary
Post by Meghan "Twilight" Sanders on Jul 7, 2007, 4:55pm

~Val~

Val returns the kiss.

"Yes, what's up?"


Re: Shaman's Sanctuary
Post by Kelly Alecia "Star Girl" Lisa on Jul 7, 2007, 4:56pm

Completely exhausted, Kelly put the pendant back on, but didn't manage to even move from where she lay before falling asleep.


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