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Maketh Tua ([personal profile] mismanagement) wrote in [community profile] hadriel2016-04-26 04:43 pm

002 [video]

[Maketh doesn't look well, but she's putting forth a solid effort. She's got her hair up and a coat slung over her shoulder, half buttoned, to cover the mess of bandages. But her face is pale and strained. She's been injured and hasn't yet recovered.]

Hello, Hadriel. I hope you're all well, or at least -- recovering.

Recent events have made two things clear to me. First, that the gods will attempt to turn us against each other. And secondly, that they can influence our minds in ways far more direct that I had anticipated. A protocol must be created so this will not happen again.

[She takes a deep breath and winces.]

However, I don't have the proper training to make such a thing. So I am reaching out to everyone here. If you have ideas, I would like to hear them.

Thank you.

[There's a pause.]

I am sorry, to the man I hurt. I'm afraid don't know your name.

That is all.
bekommen: (gimme shelter.)

voice.

[personal profile] bekommen 2016-04-27 03:31 pm (UTC)(link)
[Oh ... well, Nick knew she'd have to face Maketh again sooner or later. This town isn't so big, and people you don't want to see have a way of finding you anyway, in her experience. Probably best to just get this over with. She's too embarrassed to show her face, though, so she sticks with just voice, taking a deep breath to steel herself for whatever reaction she gets. Nick doesn't do apologies often, and the fact that she'd been manipulated by one of the gods into (nearly fatally) attacking Maketh only complicates the whole thing.]

Hey ... look, um. I just wanted to say I'm real sorry for what happened. You were right about it being Rage. I should've listened.
bekommen: (for fear your grace should fall.)

voice.

[personal profile] bekommen 2016-04-27 04:19 pm (UTC)(link)
[This is ... almost worse, that she seems so calm and understanding about it. Nick tried to kill her.]

Yeah ... well, it was still shitty.
bekommen: (i don't want anything anyway.)

voice.

[personal profile] bekommen 2016-04-27 04:46 pm (UTC)(link)
[It takes Nick a second too long to piece together what Maketh's saying here, and when she does ... ]

Goddammit - Chris said you were OK. You got hit? Shit.

[However bad she felt about the incident, Nick now feels exponentially worse. This wasn't so near a miss.]

No, sorry, I - I don't really know a whole lot about this. It's all pretty new to me, and that - that thing I did, it's only ever happened one other time before, when I got attacked by a wendigo.
bekommen: (gimme shelter.)

she's just gonna stick with permavoice

[personal profile] bekommen 2016-04-27 05:11 pm (UTC)(link)
[Dammit dammit dammit. Not hitting her intended target doesn't feel any better. Nick sighs. She hates this, hates talking about what she is, hates being what she is, but - well, she nearly killed this woman. The least she can do is answer her questions. And it's not exactly like she can keep it a secret anymore, can she.]

Might be, I dunno. I'm adopted, apparently - all Nightbane are. That's what I am, what it's called. I just found out a couple months before I showed up here. Graham - he's the guy who found me, told me all this - he said I'd probably develop some abilities, but he didn't say what they'd be. Apparently Nightbane all look different, all do different things. There's really no way to predict it, he said.
bekommen: (nothing lasts forever.)

[personal profile] bekommen 2016-04-28 11:16 pm (UTC)(link)
Yeah, I sure didn't pick that out. I would've gone with something a lot less noticeable.

[She sucks in a hard breath, and her voice is duller with her next words:]

Guess there's monsters everywhere, huh.
bekommen: (gimme shelter.)

[personal profile] bekommen 2016-04-29 03:13 am (UTC)(link)
Sure, if you want.

[She's committed to listening to what Maketh has to say for the duration of this conversation.]
bekommen: (nothing lasts forever.)

[personal profile] bekommen 2016-04-29 05:52 pm (UTC)(link)
[She's silent, listening to what Maketh says, silent for a bit after, too, taking it all in, rolling it around in her head and seeing if anything sticks. It's a nice thing to say, that she's not a monster, that something with power manipulated her - and Nick doesn't want to trust it. Why is she being so nice? Nick almost killed her, and even though she hadn't, she'd still injured her. She doesn't trust anyone who's nice, because she doesn't tend to trust anyone. Because she's been burned too many times by people she's trusted who turned out to not be worth her trust.

She's felt like a monster for a long time, well before she ever Became a Nightbane. She's been a monster for most of her life, and mostly, she was fine with that. Acted to fit the part that people saw her as, because why not? Why shouldn't she be a monster, if everyone was going to assume that she was anyway. Maketh doesn't know her, and in some ways, that makes her niceness that much worse.

But there's no real point in vocalizing these thoughts; it will sound stupid and self-pitying, and Maketh doesn't need to hear that. She barely knows Nick. Let her think what she wants.]


Thanks, Maketh. That's real nice of you to say. And - I guess that makes sense. I mean, it's not like I go around attacking people like that for fun, usually. Mostly I'm just fighting off something else that's attacking me.

[So maybe that power isn't bad, inherently.]

Anyway, I'm real sorry about it. And I really hope these asshole gods don't try pulling this shit again.
bekommen: (gimme shelter.)

[personal profile] bekommen 2016-04-29 06:20 pm (UTC)(link)
Right. [She half-laughs under her breath.] "Live together, die alone" - that's how it goes, right?

[A line from a TV show she only halfway paid attention to, but who knows if Maketh will get the reference - most people don't understand what Nick means when she talks about pop culture here. The sentiment, though - it strikes her as overly optimistic. People, in her opinion, are terrible, and asking them to work together sounds just short of impossible.]
bekommen: (for fear your grace should fall.)

[personal profile] bekommen 2016-05-02 11:00 pm (UTC)(link)
Yeah ... I guess we'll have to see how well that goes.

[She's not holding her breath.]