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    Axel Lovison
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    getting kidnapped runs in the family -poppy and cillian-

    Post by Axel Lovison on Sun Nov 12, 2017 3:29 pm

    It was Neewollah, and Axel was back on Martha's Vineyard to hang with Poppy. Blue kept saying how it was weird how often he visited a girl he claimed to not be interested in, but Axel brushed her off. What was weird about visiting a friend? Besides, it wasn't like it was hard to come here all the time when he could stay with family for free.

    One thing that had caught Axel off-guard when he stepped off the boat was that everyone here was dressed up for Neewollah. Back on Ughdarras, dressing up was seen as just kind of a kid's thing. No one over settling age really did it, or if they did they put exactly zero effort into a costume. Here, clio were dressed as animals, monsters, clowns, overloridians, you name it. Axel stood out more here by not having a costume, not that he cared.

    Poppy had demanded to know where his costume was, to which he offered to go as her by carrying around a coffee cup with her name on it. No one else but them would get the inside joke, but oh well. He filled the coffee cup with booze and off they went.

    It was early in the night and they were on their way to a house party. Despite the early hour, it was already dark outside. Axel had made a little fire to keep them warm on their walk there, and was currently showing off for Poppy, making little shapes and stuff out of flame.
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    Post by Poppy Selway-Sommers on Sun Nov 12, 2017 5:22 pm

    Poppy laughed as Axel brought little fireballs to life. One was shaped like a little flower, red and burning bright in the darkness. It strayed too close to her face and Poppy blew on it. Her breath came out in a little cloud, extinguishing the flame. She was glad that Axel had been able to come out for Neewollah, she was already having fun and the night had barely started. When he'd told her he didn't really celebrate anymore, Poppy had been shocked--Neewollah was one of the best nights of the year!

    This year, Poppy was dressed as an autumn flower garden. She was in love her costume, which her mother had helped her make last weekend. Her mom had carefully dried the flowers, and then they'd been able to incorporate them into the dress together. They'd finished the costume by making a circlet of poppies for Poppy's head.

    "I think Scout said she'd be at the party later," Poppy said as they walked. She continued blowing out the little puffs of flame whenever they got too close to her face. She and Scout had made up after their "fight" about Axel, and it was like nothing had happened, now. Such was the way of high school drama.

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    Post by Axel Lovison on Sun Nov 12, 2017 5:52 pm

    "Oh yeah?" Axel said. He had made a conscious decision not to drunkenly make out with any of Poppy's friends this time around. He still felt a little bit guilty when he thought about that night, especially since now he knew Poppy liked him. But since she had pretty much gotten over it the next day, there was no point in dwelling on it.

    When she went to blow out another tiny flame, he instead manipulated the flame to shoot out in front of Poppy, making her look like she had breathed fire. He laughed when she gave a little start. "Popalop, the fire-breathing--" What was she dressed as again? "--flower girl." He made the flame shoot around like a tiny comet before flying up in the air and exploding into a tiny fireworks display.
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    Post by Poppy Selway-Sommers on Sun Nov 12, 2017 6:40 pm

    Poppy stuck her tongue out at him. "I'm a flower garden," she told him for the third or fourth time. He thought she looked silly, but she didn't care. Neewollah was the best.

    A pack of students walked nearby and a ghost jumped out at Poppy and Axel. "Ooooooh!" it cried at them, the student underneath waving their arms. Poppy laughed as the ghost's friends grabbed them and pulled them away, drunkenly.

    "We need to get on their level!" Poppy said to Axel. She'd taken a few shots before they'd left her dorm, but planned to get plenty wasted at the party.
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    Post by Cillian Reyes on Wed Nov 15, 2017 1:19 pm

    Cillian had been lurking in the corners and shadows of Poppy's past few days as he tried to organize, understand, and act on one of the many jumbled ideas that were overflowing in his brain. His work was a mix of strategy and spontaneity in a way that he likely couldn't explain if asked. He just had to feel his way through when it felt right, and something was telling him not yet.

    As soon as he heard Poppy mention in conversation to someone that she was meeting a guy named Axel later, Cillian knew he was in for a treat. And on Neewollah? Even though Cillian was a grown man, he loved this holiday -- mostly because he enjoyed causing genuine fear in others, and he could dress up and carry huge weapons and no one thought anything of it.

    Which was what he was doing now.

    Lazily hanging on his head and slightly over his face like a crooked hat, Cillian sported a bloody buffalo skull while carrying an intimidatingly large spiked club made of dirt and stone. Though it was chilly, he wore nothing but a layer of thick mud over the upper half of his muscled body -- and his lower body as well, but that was covered in a pair of dark denim and a toolbelt which carried a variety of other tools and torture mechanisms.

    He kept enough of a distance from the girl and his son so that they wouldn't notice the oohs and aahs from random obnoxious children and teens as he walked down the street, but figured it was about time to make his move as they approached the party. He didn't want to make too much of a scene and have to wound/kill a whole party of kids (that would just be annoying), but he did like that Axel and Poppy thought they were actually about to have fun.

    As he took a step, he planted his foot a bit harder into the ground, forcing a small uneven step in front of the kids' feet large enough to trip them but not large enough for them to notice as they walked. He wanted to fuck with them a little bit before taking them tonight.
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    Post by Axel Lovison on Wed Nov 15, 2017 5:46 pm

    "Oh, we'll get there," Axel said to Poppy, holding up his 'Poppy' coffee cup, which was full of whiskey and a splash of soda. Well, partially full. He'd been nursing it on the way here. He went to take another sip when all of the sudden his foot caught on something and they both tumbled forward. He managed to catch himself with his hands.

    "Oh, fuck me," he muttered, looking at the now empty coffee cup laying a few feet away and the large, dark stain of spilled liquid spreading across the sidewalk. He got up and helped Poppy to her feet. "Are you okay?"

    He looked back. They had apparently tripped on a small part of the sidewalk was jutting upwards about two inches...The otherwise completely flat and well-maintained sidewalk...

    Stop being paranoid! Blue said, knowing where his thoughts were going. Ever since Spenser had settled as Adhbhar, he liked to play these stupid fucking "pranks" on Axel with his eilemaiden. And since Spenser made no secret of the fact that he loved stalking Axel wherever he went, it wouldn't be out of character for him to be here, somewhere, in a mask, trying to fuck with him and ruin his night. Again.

    Axel looked around intently. The darkness combined with the fact that everyone out here had costumes on made it near impossible to make out any distinguishing features. "Hey, uhhh...why don't you go ahead to the party? I wanna smoke real quick before going in." If Spenser was here somewhere, he didn't want Poppy to get mixed up with him again.
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    Post by Poppy Selway-Sommers on Wed Nov 15, 2017 6:31 pm

    Poppy had been about to steal a drink from Axel's cup (it did have her name on it, afterall) when her foot caught on something. Unable to stop herself in time, Poppy fell to the ground. Her hands shot out in front of her and she was able to catch herself from smashing her face into the concrete.

    "Ugh," she groaned as Axel helped her to her feet. The heels of her palms were on fire, scratched up from the rough cement. Her knees weren't any better, she realized, when she looked down to brush dirt off herself. She shook her head in annoyance. "I'm fine. I'll just rinse off when we get to Jayde's."

    She bent down to pick up the now empty coffee cup. When she stood again she noticed Axel looked worried. "Are you okay?" she asked at the same time he asked her to go ahead to the party without him. She raised an eyebrow. "Can't you just smoke as we walk?" They still had a few house to go, and she didn't mind hanging out with him outside, anyway.

    Poppy looked around, had Axel seen something that was making him act like this?
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    Post by Cillian Reyes on Thu Nov 16, 2017 9:48 pm

    Cillian found it cute that Axel tried to separate this girl from whatever threat he seemed to think was around the corner. Maybe Axel knew it was Cillian, maybe he thought it was Spenser, maybe he was just generally paranoid now all the time about everything (which Cillian thought was a fun idea). Ultimately none of that mattered anyway.

    Cillian started laughing (though it came out as more of a booming rumble) as he slowly made his way into their vicinity, close enough that Axel could see him if he couldn't already hear him. He was swinging his club, moving it haphazardly through his fingers.

    "Don'tcha just love Neewollah, Axel?" he asked with a smile. "What about you, Poppy? You like Neewollah?"
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    Post by Axel Lovison on Thu Nov 16, 2017 10:13 pm

    Poppy wrote:"Are you okay? Can't you just smoke as we walk?"

    "Huh? No, yeah, I'm fine," Axel said distractedly. He felt a sort of sick anticipation in his gut, the way one would get at a haunted house or something, just waiting and knowing something was about to jump out at you. Ugh, maybe Blue was right, maybe he was just being paranoid.

    Aaaaand then he heard his father laughing. Oh, you have got to be fucking kidding me, he thought in dismay. This was worse than Spenser showing up. This was so much worse.

    Spenser was predictable. He would show up every so often, taunt Axel, maybe start a fight. And then leave. But his dad...there was no telling what he was here to do. He didn't usually seek Axel out the way Spenser did, and when they did run into each other, it was a toss up whether his dad would be an obnoxious asshole or an angry psychopath. Sometimes he would switch back and forth within minutes.

    Axel turned around slowly and sure enough, there he was, dressed like some kind of horror villain serial killer. Only, of course the weapons in his "costume" were real. He must have been fucking lurking around some corner watching them this whole time, because Axel definitely would have noticed his huge frame among the other costumed clio.

    "What do you want?" he asked, stepping forward so that he was directly in between his dad and Poppy. In this moment he hated himself for becoming friends with Poppy and causing her to get dragged into his fucked up family situation.
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    Post by Poppy Selway-Sommers on Thu Nov 16, 2017 10:31 pm

    A chill ran down her spine as a booming laugh filled the air. Poppy froze as the scariest looking man she had ever seen in her life approached them from the shadows. He would have been terrifying regardless, but he was also dressed in a costume that looked like it was ripped straight out of a horror story. He was large and muscular, covered in mud, and carrying a dangerous looking club.

    The color drained from her face as he approached them, swinging his club and grinning.

    Scary Man wrote:Don'tcha just love Neewollah, Axel? What about you, Poppy? You like Neewollah?

    Axel wrote:What do you want?

    Poppy wanted to ask how the hell this man knew her name, but she was still frozen in shock. Axel seemed to know him, somehow, though it was obvious he was unhappy he was here. What was going on??
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    Post by Cillian Reyes on Thu Nov 16, 2017 10:52 pm

    "What do you want?" he asked, stepping forward so that he was directly in between his dad and Poppy.

    Cillian found it hilarious that Axel seemed to think he could protect this girl. He stopped walking and leaned the club over his shoulder (before where the spikes started), looking both of them up and down.

    "Turns out I'm actually here for her," he said, pointing to Poppy. "You just happened to be an extra surprise -- the cherry on top! It's just your fucking luck that you're getting cozy with my next target, son."

    He took a couple more steps forward as pebbles started to vibrate and float around Poppy and Axel's feet, a few larger pieces circling their ankles.
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    Post by Axel Lovison on Thu Nov 16, 2017 11:14 pm

    Target? Poppy!? No no no, fuck, fuck! This was even worse than Axel ever could have imagined. He didn't know who had hired his dad or why or if this was some kind of fucking ransom thing, but it didn't matter. He was here for Poppy. He was gonna try to hurt her or...or...

    No. Fuck that. Axel lifted his hands slightly and in an instant they were threateningly engulfed in red-hot flames. He didn't stand a chance in a fight against his dad, but maybe he could buy Poppy time to run for help, or maybe the struggle would catch enough nearby clios' attention that someone would get the cops, or something. He had to do something.

    He was keenly aware of the pebbles floating around their feet. What should he do? Attack? Stand his ground? He didn't have any sort of fighting instinct to tell him what the best move would be. Maybe it was all fucking pointless and he and Poppy were about to die here.

    "Just...stay the fuck away from her," he said, as if his words were going to do anything fucking useful at all.
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    Post by Poppy Selway-Sommers on Fri Nov 17, 2017 10:53 pm

    Poppy felt like she was frozen. Nothing that was going on made sense--stuff like this wasn't real. It was a joke, right? Some sort of Neewollah joke. It couldn't be possible that someone--Axel's dad--would be here, looking murderous and crazed, for her. Despite knowing her family's history, despite knowing Axel's, she still couldn't connect the dots that this was actually happening, right now, in this moment, to her. Despite knowing things like this certainly happened...she couldn't help feeling like things like this didn't happen.

    It took Axel's hands erupting into flaming balls for Poppy to be startled out of her overworked mind. She'd missed his words, missed the fact that he'd stepped in front of her to put himself between the man--his father--and her. Axel's father was a scary, scary man. And Axel seemed so small compared to him, standing there in front of the monster.

    Sansa, who had become a vicious looking panther, flicked her tail back and forth and bared her teeth at the man. Run. Poppy, run.

    It was true--Poppy had no way of defending herself. No way of fighting back, no eilemaiden and no strength. She wasn't dressed the part, either, in her too-short dress. She couldn't leave Axel, though, who looked ready to stand up to the psycho that was his father. The man would pulverize him in a moment, from the looks of it. But if he was really after Poppy, perhaps separating herself from Axel was the right thing to do, anyway.

    RUN, Sansa commanded, again.

    Poppy ran. "Help! Help!" she cried, her voice strangled and loud. She screamed as loud as she could, louder and more shrill than she had in many years. Panic and adrenaline filled her body, but all she could do was run and scream.
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    Post by Cillian Reyes on Sun Nov 19, 2017 1:47 pm

    Though Cillian knew that clio tended to run and scream for help when they were about to be kidnapped or hurt, it utterly annoyed him. Who knew what the clio in this neighborhood would do, or how many he'd have to take on. Nonetheless, he wasn't too worried. Most of the time average clio in areas like this were too scared for their own safety to try anything with him, or simply believed other clio would help and so they wouldn't have to.

    As soon as Poppy started running and screaming, Cillian snapped the fingers on his free hand. Bits of dirt, cement, the road, and rocks on the ground around them molded and hardened in an instant into a Jason-like hockey mask (fitting the theme of Neewollah, assuming Amelia has a similar serial killer entertainment industry) which slapped itself -- painfully -- onto Poppy's face as she ran. Instead of having holes around the mouth, Cillian had put just a couple holes around the nose so the girl could breathe, effectively filling Poppy's mouth with dirt and rocks if she were to keep her mouth open and muffling any screams that would come of her. He decided to keep the eye holes so she could watch her capture, though.

    The pebbles floating around Axel continued to move up and circle around his entire body, growing in number and slightly in size as all of this happened. A trail of the same earth bits followed Poppy as well.

    "You know you can't stop me, boy," he said to his son, looking him straight in the eye. "The fact that you're trying is cute, and makes it a bit more fun, but you're only making it worse for yourself and for her."

    That wasn't necessarily true -- Cillian probably would hurt them pretty much in the same way if they hadn't defended themselves or tried to run or whatever, but he liked playing mind games just as much as he liked playing with clio's safety and comfort. He wanted Axel to question whether he was actually helping or not, and to doubt himself and his ability to protect or help this girl.
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    Post by Axel Lovison on Sun Nov 19, 2017 5:16 pm

    When Poppy's screams for help died abruptly, Axel had the sick, sunken feeling that his father had used his eilemaiden to murder her right there and then. His hands started to shake, though it was impossible to see due to the flames still engulfing them. His vision blurred--

    She's alive! Blue said from high up in the air. He covered her face with stone.

    Somehow Axel was able to feel a huge wave of relief, despite the deadly situation they were still in. It mingled with adrenaline and made him feel less scared, a little. He dared to take a moment to look behind him. Poppy was struggling wildly with the--thing--on her face, which was completely covering her mouth. Could she even breathe like that!?

    "Stop it!" he snarled, ignoring his dad's threats. Giving up and doing nothing wouldn't do him any favors, no less than fighting back would. His mom had always taught him that if anyone ever came after him, or attacked him, to fight back like his fucking life depended on it. "They're going to hurt you either way, so you may as well give them hell instead of rolling over and dying." He grabbed his dad's forearm with both hands, intensifying the heat of the flames.

    He had never used his eilemaiden on a clio before. Skin sizzled and popped under his fingers, and the smell of burnt meat filled his nose. It made him want to choke, but he held on as tightly as he could.
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    Post by Poppy Selway-Sommers on Sun Nov 19, 2017 6:25 pm

    Poppy wasn't running for long when she was suddenly smacked in the face by something extremely hard and abrasive. She opened her mouth to scream in pain and panic, and dirt and debris filled in. She choked and fell to her knees. The rocks that hit her face weren't leaving, either, and she realized with horror that they had in fact encased her head. A rock helmet, covering her face. She started to hyperventilate, tried to spit the rocks and dirt from her mouth, but it was impossible--the mask covered her mouth in its entirety.

    The holes left for her nose weren't enough for her to breathe easily, and she felt herself start to panic about suffocating, especially with the gunk in her mouth. She reached up and tried to dig at the mask, but clawing at stone with her bare fingers was useless. She turned her head back to Axel and his father and was met with a terrifying sight. Fire burned brightly between the two of them, and rocks circled them quickly, creating a sort of Adhbhar-Earalas tornado.

    Poppy tried to get to her feet, but the stone mask was so heavy, and her breathing so restricted. She felt lightheaded as she blinked, trying to keep dirt out of her eyes, and continued trying to tear at the mask despite knowing it was useless.

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