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#51
Nicodemus Offline
"Another power, perhaps?" Teasing as his fingers crested the hill of her knee. "Or was it all vivid enough to stick?" He remembered too -- everything. Nine years of knowing her but it felt like a lifetime, moments of tenderness and rage that fueled him more than any vow or promise to Linnea or his children or his business.

"I'm sorry." There were far too many transgressions for her to pick from, but he didn't want her to think it was generalized either. Not when there wasn't much he was remorseful for. "I'm sorry I believed them so quickly. Swallowing that lie was as much of a betrayal as the story they fed me. I should have known -- I should have had more faith in you."
Witch (Carmine)

Played by: Lyss

Age: 50

Species: Witch

Power: Pyrokinesis

Posts: 41
#52
Alex Offline
"I should be so lucky." Or perhaps in this new Carmine tinted world that would be a curse, two powers meaning double the threat where a bunch of insecure humans were concerned. "I believed it too." Even if she wanted to be angry, wanted to make an ordeal of an apology she hadn't anticipated, even as she paid a feverish level of attention to the press of his fingers on her knee.

"I think, we've seen what we're capable of and forgot that we swore we were off limits to one another." Not that it helped really, giving that particular monster a face and an explination. "I'm sorry too." Brushing her fingers gently over the inside of his wrist, where she had cut into him only minutes before.
Witch (Carmine)

Played by: Vos

Age: 25

Species: Witch

Power: Telekinesis

Posts: 42
#53
Nicodemus Offline
He thought of all the holidays he'd spent alone. He thought of how she'd spent her birthday with nothing but a cat and far too much Taco Bell for company. If he had a reason to hesitate the alcohol in his system wouldn't let him see it. Standing, he parted her legs so he could step between them. 

Even in the dark his lips met hers without effort.
Witch (Carmine)

Played by: Lyss

Age: 50

Species: Witch

Power: Pyrokinesis

Posts: 41
#54
Alex Offline
She imagined the rest of this forced isolation would be spent in relative quiet, lacking the tension and the disdain that had been there at the get-go. Calm, standard, a fresh start on a new page. At least that had been the anticipation up until he stood, biting her lip as she felt him more than she saw him, flinched when the outside of his thighs pushed her legs apart.

Not a new page, not really. She kept still at first, didn't turn away or recoil but just tried to process what was happening. Grabbing him by the back of the neck after a moment and pulling down a bit more pointedly. Nipping at his bottom lip, she hooked one leg around the back of his - appreciated the irony that he tasted a lot like most nights alone at home, like liquor and little else..
Witch (Carmine)

Played by: Vos

Age: 25

Species: Witch

Power: Telekinesis

Posts: 42
#55
Nicodemus Offline
He remembered when one of the escorts he'd hired came in smelling too much like a bar. Smoke in her hair and booze on her breath, he'd forced her to shower and given her money to go down and pay for a travel toothbrush. When Alex was his he kept her candied with ambrosial soap. When he bit her skin he tasted citrus, so delicious even her sweat was sweet.

She'd soured with time but she moved the same, tentative and still, then greedy. Threading his fingers into her hair, they curled into a fist, pulling as he had not even an hour before. Tilting her head back, he sucked bruises down her neck, too drunk to be careful and too controlling to be considerate. "Tell me you wanted this. Tell me you never stopped wanting this. Say it."
Witch (Carmine)

Played by: Lyss

Age: 50

Species: Witch

Power: Pyrokinesis

Posts: 41
#56
Alex Offline
There was perhaps a sense of arrogance in how frantic he was, how determined - smug in the face of all the insults he had been so quick to hurtle just that night and on her birthday. Drunk and ruined, homeless and a runt - and it was not her who had some frantic need to lay claim and feel wanted. She didn't need to know if he ran through old memories like a personal tape collection, she just trusted that he did.

Refusing to be weak, she grunted when he pulled back, neck taut as she gritted her teeth and imagined the splotches of red and pink he had to be leaving behind. She had stopped, if only for a few weeks, but like a course of medicine stopped too soon he bled back into everything new. "I did - I do." Gripping the edge of the desk, she shuffled back the slightest bit despite the pull on her hair. "I do." Resigned in a way as she tried to raise her shoulders and push him back when she imagined the warpath he was leaving.
Witch (Carmine)

Played by: Vos

Age: 25

Species: Witch

Power: Telekinesis

Posts: 42
#57
Nicodemus Offline
They'd ended up on the floor, warm despite the steadily dropping temperature. He woke from a brightness that was natural, not artificial. The window that had offered no help the night before was now letting in a beaming assault of light, the sun refracting against drifts of snow, making the morning feel like high noon.

She was on top of him, naked, and heavy despite her bony appearance. Pain pierced through his temples and he groaned, covering his face the moment his eyes blinked open. Mouth dry, breath rancid, his entire body ached in a mix of hunger, soreness, and the aftermath of helping demolish his prized bottle of bourbon. He'd been saving it for a special occasion. 

Safe to say this counted.

"I don't know how you do this on a regular basis. I feel absolutely wretched."
Witch (Carmine)

Played by: Lyss

Age: 50

Species: Witch

Power: Pyrokinesis

Posts: 41
#58
Alex Offline
She turned her head when he had the audacity, the gaul, to talk right in the middle of what she was confident was a joint hangover. The only sign she gave that she was awake at first, being how she turned her head to hide against the side of his neck. Where her knees hit the floor was cold, but his chest wasn't and that made it hard to want to get up even if it was the better option for the both of them.

"The trick is that you don't ever allow yourself to become sober." Opening her eyes, she appreciated the unintentional standard she'd upheld in the dark the night prior. How all the marks she'd left could be easily covered up with a shirt. Drunk or not, good in ways that had very little to do with a moral compass (or lack of). "Where we fucked up was that we didn't ration properly."
Witch (Carmine)

Played by: Vos

Age: 25

Species: Witch

Power: Telekinesis

Posts: 42
#59
Nicodemus Offline
"Didn't ration and didn't eat." He replied, grinding the heel of his palm into his head. Then, all of a sudden, he let out a laugh so loud he made his own head throb.

"I'm blaming you for this."

And when she accused him of setting them up, he'd deny it. He didn't have the power to cause a blizzard or break their generators. He only had control over saving this revelation till morning.

"The god damn lock. Alex! Move it!" He laid flat with a huff. "All it'll take is a fucking flick of your fingers and we're out."
Witch (Carmine)

Played by: Lyss

Age: 50

Species: Witch

Power: Pyrokinesis

Posts: 41
#60
Alex Offline
The plan, the wise thing to do would be to recoil and dress, do just that and excuse herself without a word one way or the other. Instead, she sat up, straddled him for a second as she glanced to the door over the edge of the desk before she looked back down at him - a mess and clearly less than chipper. "Obviously." Quick to get up, going through the motions of pulling on her pants and yanking her t-shirt over her head.

"I'm not new, Nico." And even as she wiggled to get her heel into one boot, she glanced up to do just that, smiled to herself at the heavy sound of the lock sliding. Making a point to grab her check from the desk before she glanced back to him properly. "See you when this all blows over."
Witch (Carmine)

Played by: Vos

Age: 25

Species: Witch

Power: Telekinesis

Posts: 42
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