Pig Week: To Catch a Piggy

Although this one’s not exactly about Vaughn or Sokola, which was originally the point of Pig Week, they appear in it. And it’s got a pig in it. In a way, it’s kind of like Sabrina’s ferret take-over post last year? Especially since she referenced Charlie in that one, back when he was still pure evil. Anyway, enjoy!

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Monday Character Conversations: A Follow-up from Charlemagne

I haven’t done one of these for a while. I hope to get back into the habit, if I can. I stopped because I ran out of characters whom I felt were important enough to interview. But, as I am starting a new novel for Camp NaNo today, and am also discovering new characters in the universe of my first novel, as I have a few pages written in the sequel, I feel I have many more characters I can explore now. Before I get to them, though, I want to interview a character who had already gotten the spotlight, but has recently gone through a transformation in the universe my friend and I have contained within Skype, even if his canonical transformation is a long way off, and may not even be mentioned (it will happen, though, to a lesser extent!) So, may I again introduce Lieutenant Charlemagne of the seventh district of Hael!

Hello, Charlemagne. How are you?

I am well.

That is good. Would you like to fill the nice readers in on what has happened since you were last interviewed?

Well…I…I hurt Sokola, and I was punished for it…

 But then?

But then…Abbi began to visit me. She was kind to me, and believed I could change. She listened to me as I sat and spoke of my regrets, of how much I hated my past actions and wished I could take them back. And…she encouraged my change of heart. She visited me day in and day out, speaking with me and encouraging me… And we began to fall for each other.

Aw~! Does Charlie have a girlfriend? :3

Well…yes. Abbi and I are in love. With her, I feel as if nothing else matters but her. I wish to protect her and love her, and I am happy to simply lie beside her and talk, or even just look upon her lovingly. I have never felt this way before. Love…I do not believe I ever truly learned what it was. I use to only care about the physical aspects, and the feeling of power. But…now that I have been reduced to a powerless state, I have realized I do not need it…either of them… I can allow myself to be vulnerable without fear, and be weak and speak sweet words to Abbi… And I do not want to feel power over her. I want us to be equals. I believe I would prefer death to overpowering Abbi, even accidentally, the way I use to do to my officers.

And how is your relationship with your officers, by the way?

[shakes head] We do not speak, usually. They are not happy with…my current state, and find it sickening the way I have fallen utterly for Abbi. Zurina has left the other two, so I have not spoken with heer for quite some time. But the other two…Jenneth desires to hurt Abbi, for some reason, and Bianca does little to stop her unless she is completely over the top. I do not wish to speak with them at all anymore, if I can help it.

Alright. :3 Since I like the sweet look you get on your face, let’s talk about Abbi some more. Do you two have any plans for the future?

Well…she would like to be wed. I do not understand it much, but Vaughn and Aria have gotten married, and it seems to be working for them, so I suppose I can try it, as well. I know it will make Abbi very happy. And…I would like to have children with her. Though I have never thought of having my own offspring, I do enjoy children. And, I now have a woman whom I would enjoy having mother them. But…if Abbi would prefer not to, I will not force her.

Charlie! Stop being so cute! People are going to be confused by how much you’ve changed.

I apologize.

No, no. It’s fine. Any ideas what you would name the children?

I…I do not know… I have not put much thought into it until recently. Perhaps…if Abbi and I reach that point in our relationship, we can discuss it together. I would possibly like to give them names like those from her world, however. Perhaps name them for her friends, since I have so few I would wish to admit to being acquainted with now to name children after.

Okay. So, how do you feel about sleeping with a goddess?

Please, do not be deceptive. Abbi and I are not to that level of intimacy just yet, and I would prefer not to have others believe we are. They might believe I am reverting back to my former ways.

Okay. How do you feel about sleeping beside a goddess?

Well, she has not ascended yet. She still has to beat her goddess first. And…she wishes to wait until after we are wed to fully ascend, even so… But, I find it very fitting. She has come into my life and cleansed my soul and life the way that many believe that only a deity may. And, I am very thankful to her for it. I know she does not want them to, but…I would like any children we may have to at least recognize their mother’s status as a goddess, even if it may be strange for them to outright worship her. Miceli…I am not sure how I would feel about my children following him, and I am not sure if they may worship Odelia, being as they would be demons, albeit two different types. So, I wish to encourage them to follow the deities of Abbi’s world.

Now…not to be a downer, but…what would you do if Arazdori would win her and Abbi’s battle?

She will not.

I know that we are all hoping Abbi will win, but…we must be realistic. It is still a possibility.

No, Abbi will win. She must. If Abbi were not by my side…I do not believe I would be able to go on. She has become my life, my world. After being punished for my past sins, I had nothing. I no longer wished to associate with my forcer life, as anything that still lasted from that would only drag me down and remind me continually of how evil I use to be. But, my actions caused any possibility to create a new life on my own to be impossible. I had hurt too many people to be able to earn the trust of anyone who could lead to worthwhile aspirations. So, I had no choice but to sit in my room and sulk while the young girl assigned to aid me in my healing, Matilda, scurried around trying to at least keep me alive and well. Abbi gave me reasons to live, and has been helping me make amends, and show everyone that I have changed. Even though I have made acquaintances of many who formerly hated me, and have others who believe I will do good things now, I would feel as if I had nothing if Abbi was taken from me. Please…please tell me she will me alright. 😦

Don’t worry. We would hate for anything to happen to her just as much as you do. But, I feel thart is a good place to stop. Any last words before I close up?

Abbi…I love you deeply, but I hope my words do not make you feel as if you must stay with me. If ever you feel you no longer love me, and wish to leave me for someone of a more suitable age, I would understand. Still, I am glad you are with me. Let us always be happy together, and for us both to live for a long, long time, deeply in love. I love you, my goddess. I hope I may one day feel as worthy of your love as you believe me to be. 🙂

J: Jumelle (TRIGGER WARNINGS)

This story was a bit difficult to write. It was not that I did not know what to write, because I knew full well what horrible things would be typed for this day. It was simply that I had the misfortune of having a character in one of my novels who is in a particularly horrible situation, directly contrasting the luck my heroine fell into in a similar situation. But, I chose to write this anyway, because I knew that Jumelle was a character I needed to explore a bit more, if only for the sake of further understanding the sadness I felt every time she shows up.

If anyone is familiar with my Aria character (I have character interviews with both her, and Vaughn, back in January, if anyone wishes to meet them), they are probably aware of the “pet” system in Hael, as well as the fact that, when Aria was kidnapped in place of Princess Meira, she happened to be lucky enough to be kidnapped by a demon who thought the system was utter bull, and treated her with a level of respect. Well, Jumelle was in a similar situation (she was Meira’s body double before Aria, and was kidnapped in the princess’s place), but her kidnapper is one of the closest things to a villain my story has, and her life becomes extremely horrible afterwards. She is the example of what could have happened to Aria, had Vaughn been as blind to the horrific truth of Hael’s running as most demons were.

That being said, do not read this story if you are easily upset or offended by bad language, mistreatment of women, or horrible things in general. For the sake of not giving it away entirely, I can’t say much else, but Jumelle’s backstory is fairly upsetting for me to think about, so I’m well aware it will probably be horrible to read.

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Sir Vaughn and the Captive Princess: Part 2

This is a continuation of the fairy tale I’m writing for Sokola. A with yesterday, I realize it may be a bit weird and perhaps seem a bit forced at times. This was mostly written in a way I think would please the character it was written for, and therefore accentuation the roles that I feel Sokola would want to see her Skype-based friends and family in. However, I do hope everyone finds the overall story enjoyable! 🙂

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Sir Vaughn and the Captive Princess: Part 1

A few months ago, Sokola asked me to write a fairy tale for her about Aria being a princess, and Vaughn saving her. We could sit here for days and analyze what my life has become that a fictional character is asking me for favors, but instead i choose to shrug, accept it, and move on. So, for this thrird day of Pig/Vaughn and Sokola story week, I decided to start working on that tale. Given I have a life and this story will probably become fairly lengthy, I decided to post one part today, one part tomorrow, and a little post-tale follow-up story the next day. Given I was trying to write it in a way Sokola would like, the working is a bit awkward at places where I was trying to use wording she would like, and I am trying my best to insert characters from her and Vaughn’s worlds into the story as I go. Hopefully, it will turn out decent, though! Without further ado, allow me to begin the Adventures of Sir Vaughn! Continue reading

Vaughn and Aria’s Best Day Ever (And some belated birthday wishes)

Some people might find it weird that I actually plan lives for my characters outside their story, and even outside their own universe, but I think it’s fun! You should totally try it sometime, if you’re a writer. Get another writer friend to talk to you over Skype of just hanging out with you, and then let the characters out to play for a bit. You’ll learn a lot about your characters and how they interact with different sorts of people that way. Oh, will you learn about your characters that way! D:

Anyway, Sabrina and I have had a few little plans up our sleeves for my characters. First of all, after we pestered him about it non-stop over the magic (“skype” for those new to my blog) to propose to Aria, he was finally ready. He had gotten the ring (meaning I finally got around to finding a site to design one) and he and Mordecai bought her a poetry book, into which Mordecai magically inserted a poem that Vaughn would use to pop the question. Vaughn even wrote the poem himself, with a little help from me. All he had to do was ask, and he would actually have a name for what Aria was to him that he didn’t have to be embarrassed about.

On the other end of the relationship, Aria had news of her own. A friend of ours has a character who is a doctor, so we’ve been sending our characters in one by one to be examined. The boys were none too happy with their own examinations, given all three of us are a bit evil, especially when it comes to Jill and her doctor. Mordecai ended up basically being cut open and his organ poked at, since the doctor was curious about having a zombie laid out before him. He did get a bit of a reward out of it, since Ellie (the doctor) gave him a mechanical heart that allowed his to blush again, as well as a type of fungus that allows makes him capable of impregnating Dorothy, or the condition Ellie can study the effects of an undead parent on the future child’s development and the attachment of the soul. Vaughn on the other hand, was told he had three extra balls hanging around in his abdomen, and had to get them removed, resulting in a week of not being able to “make babies” with Aria. During her exam, though, Aria picked the long end of the sticks of fate, and was let off the hook by discovering she was with child. She was just waiting for the right moment to tell him.

Finally, the pieces all fell together on Tuesday. Aria was speaking with…Ariya (Sabrina has a character, based off my Aria, named Ariya. I can’t remember to what extent she was spoken of on either of our blogs) over the magic, so we decided to send in Vaughn, Malik, Morty, Dorothy, and Sokola, so that Vaughn could finally stop stalling and propose in front of all their friends. So, he popped the question; Aria said yes, of course, because they were literally made for each other; we had a whole bunch of hugging and squeezing and celebrating, and then it was pretty much over. More than a month of planning and squeezing with Sabrina, all for about 5 minutes of rolelay. Then, Jill logged on, so we had a bit of a discussion/roleplay with her and another friend, before we announced that Vaughn and Aria were engaged, and she had one of her characters announce the big news that Aria had a bun in the oven, only making their day better. They spent all of yesterday celebrating. Take that as you will.

 

Anyway, since this blog post was meant to be published yesterday (Wednesday) afternoon, but I got sidetracked with school stuff, I will now be giving out some (late) birthday wishes to the most awesome honorary roommate (she doesn’t *actually* live in my room, but she’s here enough that everyone knows to check my room when they need her.) in the world!

 

Aria: Happy birthday, Miss Salay! And I do hope you have many more to come in the future! ^///^

Vaughn: Happy birthday, Sabrina. You’re a cool person when you’re not flirting with me or purposely instigating things. I enjoy your backrubs.

 

Sarah: Happy birthday, writer lady! I hope I can talk to Sokola and Mordecai a whole lot in the future! They’re fun! 😀

 

Severna: Hello, darling~!  I *do* so wish I could celebrate with you properly, but I’m stuck in my world… :O If it’s your birthday, and I’m practically you, doesn’t that mean it’s my birthday, too? Oh, can I celebrate with Raizha, please? She would be *such* a good present to myself. ^_~

 

Evron: Happy birthday, human lady! I hope you get to stay free for a long time, so that no demons have to make you scream like my daddy makes my mommy and the other human girls scream. 🙂

 

Jumelle: Happy birthday, Miss. I do not know you, but my son seems to like you, so I thought I would with you best wishes. Now…I have chores to do…

Then she looked nervous and walked away.

 

Charlemagne: Happy birthday, human. The human that controls us requested I speak, since you seem to like me. I pray we do not have to meet personally for quite some time, for your sake.

The favorites kid of stood behind him…being them. Jenneth and Bianca were talking among themselves about Miceli knows what, and Zurina was just rolling her eyes, as usual. Assume they’re wishing you a happy birthday, in their own weird way.

Also, Galan is not coming out. Never. ‘Cause that would me bad.

 

And one more, from a new friend:

Carissa: Hello~! Happy birthday~! I do hope I get to meet you soon, because you sound fun to talk to! Too bad I don’t already know you, ‘cause I might have thought about giving you a special rate, it being your special day and all. Oh well. You probably have no political power, anyway, so my times probably better spent on my king’s guests. Anyway, toodles! I have guests to entertain. 😉

 

And, of course, I wish you the very best of late birthdays, and hope to know you for many years to come! You’re one of the most awesome friends ever, and I don’t know what I would do without you, Sebby! 😀

Monday Character Conversations: Charlemagne

I must apologize for my lack of posting recently. Ever since the new semester started up, I’ve been swamped with homework, and I hadn’t realized until classes started that I’m pretty much booked solid on Mondays, which makes it difficult when I fail to have my weekly character interview ahead of time. I’m starting to progress in my workload, though, so I should be able to get back to my 2+ posts a week plan by Spring Break at the latest. In the meantime, I’ll do my best to post as often as classes will allow, and hope I did not disappoint anyone with my complete lack of post for the last 2 weeks.

 

Anyway, since I interviewed one of Vaughn and Aria’s friends last time, I thought I’d interview an enemy this week. So, due to popular (read: Sabrina’s) demand, I will be interviewing Lieutenant Charlemagne, head of the Shifter unit of the seventh district of Hael.

 

Hello there, Lieutenant.

Hello, human.

I prefer super-awesome creator of everything you know and love or love to hate, but whatever Charlie.

Do not call me Ch-

How was your morning, Charlie?

It was decent. We did not have too many disciplinary matters to take care of, so I sepnt the majority of the day on patrol.

Did the Favorites help you?

Excuse me?

Did Jenneth, Bianca, and Zurina help you with your patrol, or did you do it on your own?

I did it on my own. Those three are a bit too…overzealous for normal patrol. They can be a bit rougher than the offence requires. They are better prepared to control troops during battle than enforce rules in the barracks.

Can they do espionage?

Hm…Zurina can do so fairly well. But Jenneth and Bianca are a bit too flash and loud to properly obtain information properly. They all stay together, though, since Jenneth is so fond of the entourage that comes with her position, so I cannot even make use of the one officer who can do what she is assigned correctly…

Why did you give them those positions if they can’t do their jobs correctly?

They are strong females. They strike fear into those below them, and are capable of controlling the soldiers assigned to them excellently. Plus, they are very good at certain…other duties…

Okay then… So, what is it like being a shifter?

It is an honor which you will never experience.  To be able to change my form, and become whatever I wish, is a feeling of pure freedom that proves how the shifters are the superior form of demon,  and are better than the humans by far.

No, I mean what does it physically feel like to shift?

I was getting to that, mistress of impatience. I feel the energy ripple through my body, stretching and bending my bones and muscles, and I begin to become whatever animal I am capable of picturing. Then, my body begins to grow or shrink, depending of the size of what I am becoming. Before I know it, I open my eyes, and I have become what I had desired to be.

And why do you so often choose a ferret?

The ferret is a very useful creature. It is capable of slipping in and out of room undetected, get the needed information, and pass along messages without arousing the attention of those with no business knowing. In addition, it also is fairly unassuming, so I may travel the halls in ferret form without disrupting any other business occurring or causing a distraction.

Uh-huh…so what you mean is, being a ferret helps you snoop around in demons’ rooms who you think might be breaking rules and snoop around, and if they have a human for a pet, you scare the bejeezus out of the poor girl without having her master notice.

If they are breaking rules, then they do not deserve privacy. I must go through their things, to ensure they will not be rebelling or trying to overthrow the general any time soon. And most of the troublesome types with slaves care about them so much that hurting the female is the most productive way to punish the master, ad seeing their little toy in pain and fear often hurts them more than anything I may inflict on them. Of course, there are some who, instead of taking their punishment and allowing it to be over with, they fight back, only causing their punishment to worsen…

Speaking of which, care to give a little description of how you feel about Aria and Vaughn?

Vaughn is a decent soldier when we are attacking the humans, given his rank and how lazy he is. It is unfortunate his record is sullied by those silly feelings for humans. It is especially unfortunate he has such strong feelings for that human girl. It was a mistake by the general to allow him to keep her, when has no use for her outside the bed, and does not even hold her to those duties very strictly. He could achieve such rank if he would give up his useless sensibilities and applied his strength to defeating the weak humans, rather than protect them. Of course, he will not allow me to lay a finger on the fragile thing, and is willing to take all manner of other punishment in order to keep her from having to take it for him. I suppose he will learn his lesson when the girl finds herself with child someday, and her body has been too coddled to survive the birth. [mutters] If he is not so gentle with her that he is not incapable of even bedding her properly…

And what do you think of Sokola? She wanted me to ask.

Oh, you mean the fluffy-haired winged human from that other world who is always calling for me?

Yeah, her.

She seems like a sweet girl. She is very feisty, it appears, and could probably protect herself fairly well. She must grow a bit of common sense, however. Given her personality, she would not be a very good slave. She would most likely fight back much too often, and would thus be beaten and reassigned fairly often, until she is simply marked as unbreakable and killed. As that general of hers presented her to General Galan, he is very set upon claiming her as a slave for one of our soldiers. She best stay away until he has had a chance to forget about her.

But what about Evron? I think he’s been growing sort of attached to seeing her in Sabrina and my chats. He’s probably be upset to bever see his Captain again.

That would be too bad. He will get over it.

What kind of relationship do you have with Evron and his mom, Jumelle, anyway?

Jumelle is my general’s slave. Unfortunatly, about five or so years ago, she found herself beginning to grow round with Galan’s child. The months passed, and Jumelle gave birth to a wingless little wretch that she named Evron. She was very lucky he did not have any wings to him, and she might not have survived the birth if he had. Obviously, my general would not want anything to do with the child of a human, even if it was most likely his, and was just eager to have Jumelle get back to her duties. Still, she was barely more than a child herself, and she could not stand the thought of simply abandoning him with nobody to care for him. So, I offered to help her with the child. Through that, we’ve managed to build a sort of friendship, in a way, though I’m still not a big fan of humans. The child is growing to show promise, however, and he is half demon, so perhaps he will grow to be of some use to us when he is older.

Admit it, Charlie, you have a soft spot for kids! :3

Do not call me Charlie.

Charlie~!

[sigh] Fine. Yes, I do feel that children deserve to be protected, regardless of whether they originate from above the ground or below. They are small and naïve, and have no chance to protect themselves. Thus, until they become adults, I do feel that I should especially enforce the rules to protect them, even if it means going against my general’s orders. I can usually find a loophole that protects the children somewhere, and I can often make one when one does not already exist. It pains me when there is no saving one, and they are hurt by one of our soldiers, or by the way our society is run in general.

Well, that seems like a good stopping point. Any last words, Charlie?

Do not call me Charlie.

Say good-bye to Charlie everyone! ^_^

 

So, there you have it. An interview with the ferret man himself. Hopefully, I will have time to get more on top of my blog from now on. If I do slack off, though, I assure you I will try to post something at least every other week, if not keeping up with just an interview every Monday. Wish me luck, and all the best to all of you!