fridgetothefire: (honed attention)
Anya Lehnsherr | Earth 97400 ([personal profile] fridgetothefire) wrote2015-03-04 12:07 am

066 ☣ rubbing together white sticks of your own ribs

[Open spam, library, first couple of days]

[She is easily ensnared. Not because she is weak-minded, but because she is too comfortable with darkness. Not because her resistance would be easy to shatter, but because she does not really try to resist. She slides along shelves like a shadow, fingers hovering over spines. She avoids the ones that sing to her most sweetly, that try to reel her in with threads as strong as spidersilk and slender as razorwire. Partly because she knows the ones who need prey will have the brightest lures - but mostly, mostly because it is the ones with no breadcrumb trails that will have been seen by the fewest eyes, contain the rarest secrets.

Sometimes, she is utterly mad. Sometimes she races between the stacks, hissing, whimpering, eyes darting like a rabbit's, sometimes she barrels into you, claws at you, or circles you like a feral dog, fearful and hungry. Sometimes she knows the names of the ghosts that are following you.

Sometimes she is scavenging the dead, nibbling crackers and nudging the open books that devoured them with someone else's bare-boned finger. Sometimes, after her water runs out, she scribbles an incantation on the floor, the pops the resulting ice chips into her mouth. If she sees you, she'll hold them out, a glassy dripping handful. Whispers, as one should in a library -]


Thirsty?


[Open video, laterish, the chess board behind her]

After this you only have to push through some vertigo and you'll be back to the ship. If you can get this far, I'll get you across. I promise.


[OOC: you can also spam her in the gamesman's hall if you want to ICly confirm someone getting across. I will not be calling out actual chess moves but they can talk while narratively dramatic chess is vaguely happening. ]
tucky: (pay attention to the word of God)

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[personal profile] tucky 2015-03-04 06:20 am (UTC)(link)
[Tiffany doesn't ask what happens if she fails. Anya says she'll get her across, and so she believes it.]

Can you do two at once? Maybe more.

[She's still looking for people.]
tucky: (no names were changed)

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[personal profile] tucky 2015-03-04 05:05 pm (UTC)(link)
Okay. We can figure something out.

You still gonna be there when I get up there?

[She has no idea when that's going to be.]
tucky: (I can't ask for more than that)

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[personal profile] tucky 2015-03-04 05:11 pm (UTC)(link)
Okay. We'll, uh. Make sure we got time to spare if we need to wait.

[Not that she has any idea how long they have before they need to get back.]

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mistconduct: ([unmasked] chilling on the porch)

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[personal profile] mistconduct 2015-03-04 02:57 pm (UTC)(link)
I know how to play chess, Anya! God.
mistconduct: ([unmasked] derp shrug)

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[personal profile] mistconduct 2015-03-04 06:05 pm (UTC)(link)
And get my ass kicked by cheaters and trolls? No thanks.
mistconduct: ([unmasked] annoyed)

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[personal profile] mistconduct 2015-03-05 12:30 pm (UTC)(link)
If I get there. I haven't seen anything even resembling a chess board yet.

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threetoned: (had his moment of doubt and pain)

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[personal profile] threetoned 2015-03-04 10:37 pm (UTC)(link)
So confident, are we?

[The man with the beard would never take the place of a piece. He's standing behind the black side of the board.]

Maybe you need more of a challenge.

[The smell of smoke starts to fill the room. Embers and ash are borne through the air - but no heat. Not yet.]
strangehistorian: (the regretful)

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[personal profile] strangehistorian 2015-03-04 10:56 pm (UTC)(link)
[Chromie finds her, feral, and shrinks back.

The ghost trailing her is tall and gold-haired with high elven ears and the same robes in black and white that Chromie wears almost every day. The angles of his face are sharper than hers, more intense.

His name is Kairoz, the Timewalker. They are siblings.]


Are you real? [she whispers, to Anya.]
strangehistorian: (the curious)

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["I wouldn't bother with this one," Chromie's ghost says.

She shrinks back.]


Anya. What happened? Did you get hit with a curse?
strangehistorian: (the frustrated)

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[personal profile] strangehistorian 2015-03-11 08:56 am (UTC)(link)
I know. Don't worry about him. Do you remember what happened?

[Chromie's ghost rolls his eyes. "Of course. Never worry about me until it's too late."]

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omar: (that's up to y'all really)

[personal profile] omar 2015-03-05 12:59 pm (UTC)(link)
Anya? Didn't expect I'd still see you here.
omar: (you been so busy being devious...)

[personal profile] omar 2015-03-06 11:10 pm (UTC)(link)
[He's already encountered this particular bit of paranoia, well enough to place it. It's not like he can even really blame them, though he sighs inwardly a little.]

And now you do. This ain't the Overlook, honey.
omar: (oh i bet it do)

[personal profile] omar 2015-03-08 04:36 pm (UTC)(link)
So I'm starting to see. Don't got no proof on me, though, 'cept my name and my face, so I guess that'll have to be enough till we back on the boat.

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