Grell's Diary Week One~GRELL'S SURPRISINGLY NORMAL DIARY~
December 25th 1880
Today I finally got myself a brand new diary~ I'm so happy that I'll have somewhere to write my thoughts down once again for the first time since my old one ran out... I kept wanting to buy a new one and Ronald was like 'Oh don't worry man, I need to think of SOMETHING to get you for Christmas' so I waited and waited and waited and you know what? He didn't even get me one. He got em a pair of lousy red socks just like he does every year.
And William? What did he get me? Why some files of course. For my paperwork. And a pen. At least he took the time to get my name engraved on the pen though... I'm writing with it right now... I ended up having to go out into the freezing snow, find an open shop and buy my own diary...
So anyway, it's been a pretty lame Christmas actually. Eric and Alan each got me a romance novel, which I actually hate even though I pretend to like them (they're all the sa
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January 15th 1881
Well diary, it's 6 a.m. and I decided today that the first thing I should do is write an apology letter to Ronald and Alan and say sorry for my unacceptable behaviour (although it was mostly Ronald's fault anyway). I'm glad it's the weekend today because I have a feeling this could take a while... I also decided today that I might write a letter to William and finally explain why I act so weird even though I'm actually straight. I have a feeling that he might appreciate my apology for my annoying behaviour over the years and if he knows that I'm not actually gay, he might see me as an equal rather than an annoying idiot.
I thought it best to start with Ronald's letter so I'll plan my draft here before I write it up properly...
Dear Ronald To RonaldRonald,
I got the letter explaining the events of the new year's party and I have finally opened it
so you don't need to
Grell's Diary Week Three Pt. 1~GRELL'S SURPRISINGLY NORMAL DIARY~Grell's Diary Week Three Pt. 13 years ago in Comedy More Like This
January 8th 1881
I finally went back to work in my office today and found a rather out of place package on my desk. On closer inspection I realised it was a gift addressed to me from William, but I haven't opened it yet. Knowing him it's probably something really horrible just to annoy me, so it's sitting on my bedside table right now, looking at me. Stupid William... Stupid Ronald...Stupid everyone! Even stupid Alan! If I hadn't gotten so drunk near him everyone probably wouldn't hate me now... I'm sorry... I'm just so ANGRY today!!
It didn't help that the repair man didn't come AGAIN, without even a call and not only that, there was a big pile of paperwork on my desk with a note attached that said 'No way I'm doing your crappy work. Alan.' So I'm guessing William tried to make Alan do my stuff... So does this mean Alan hates me now too? I don't even know... I just spent the whole day in my office trying to recall the events
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January 1st 1881
Well it's the first of January and I guess I should be happy, looking forward to a new year and a fresh start... but after last night I have a feeling it's going to take me a while to get into the spirit or things... Still, I made some New Year's resolutions:
1. At some point this year, reveal that I'm actually straight.
2. Try to avoid flirting with William as much as possible... it makes me feel uncomfortable.
3. Try to see Ronald's pranks as funny rather than offensive or insulting.
4. Get as much paperwork done as I can and ensure it's on time. This way, William will see that I am serious about my job.
5. Attempt to find at least some sort of female friend, whether it be romantic or just social.
6. Tone down my red obsession.
7. Get to know Eric and Alan better They don't seem to like me much.
8. Finally get around to writing that semi-biographical novel I've always wanted to do about my life.
9. Under no cir
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January 13th 1881
It's the thirteenth today and you know what that means bad luck. Now, I'm not really a superstitious person, but on this occasion I'm going to have to say I believe what they say about the number 13. Why? Well let me tell you about my day and you might understand...
It started off like pretty much every other day, with me getting up, getting ready etc, etc and I even had some spare time before I had to leave for work. Or so I'd thought. See, it turns out that Rose had gotten out of her cage AGAIN and chewed through the wires in my alarm clock... If I didn't know better, I would swear someone is sneaking into my room at night and letting her out... Or maybe the cage Undertaker gave me is just faulty....
Anyway, I was two hours late to work... TWO hours!! And I haven't had a wash for ages so I'm pretty stinky too... (Which doesn't help with the looks). I mean, I tried arranging another repairman today,
Grell's Diary Week Seven pt.2~GRELL'S SURPRISINGLY NORMAL DIARY~Grell's Diary Week Seven pt.23 years ago in Drama More Like This
February 7th 1881
Alan turned up at the office in a frightful state today. The poor boy was black and blue from head to toe and one of his eyes had swollen up so badly that he could hardly see... Even his GLASSES were broken. I knew it was a mistake allowing him to return him with that crazy bastard... I feel so damned guilty.
The smug look on that vile blonde's face as he stood there with his arm around poor Alan made me want to lash out and smash his face in, but I managed to hold myself back; I've been getting into too many fights lately. All the same, I felt enough guilt at the situation to make a murderer seem care free, particularly when I went into Alan's office and found him crying under his desk. If it hadn't been for Eric suddenly coming to stand behind me with his arms folded, I might have done something more. As it is, I shall have to deal with it later.
I saw William today for the first time in a while. He's look
Grell's Diary Week Five~GRELL'S SURPRISINGLY NORMAL DIARY~Grell's Diary Week Five3 years ago in Comedy More Like This
January 22nd 1881
I was right, it DID hurt. It hurts a LOT. And... I think my nose is broken! I'm not sure, but it feels sort of wobbly and it's really painful... I'm too afraid to look in the mirror and it feels like I have another cold... (Or maybe my nose just feels funny because it's smashed to pieces...)
Damn it, this is all Ronald's fault! I try to have a nice civilised conversation with the guy and the damned fool gets all drunk (although I was a little bit as well) and starts rabbiting on about how 'babes find his metal arms creepy' and how he'll 'never be able to move again'. Well if that's true, then how the hell did he manage to hit me so hard?! Speaking if rabbits, I still need to tell Alan about Rose....
Anyway, back to Ronald I cannot BELIEVE he just left me lying there in the snow, plastered in blood to die!! (And why the hell didn't anyone else help?) Still, I can't help but worry a little a
Grell's Diary Week Eight Pt. 1~GRELL'S SURPRISINGLY NORMAL DIARY~Grell's Diary Week Eight Pt. 13 years ago in Drama More Like This
February 12th 1881
My leg felt slightly better today, but it still hurts quite a bit. I haven't seen Eric or Alan since yesterday (although I'm not surprised after what happened). The office still has a miserable feel to it and to be honest, I'm really considering just not coming in at all... No-one would probably care anyway...
I finally talked to Loretta again today at last. I told her about the shouty guy and she said it must have been her brother (apparently he's rather protective of her). We talked for a long time and she apologised for how she had been acting lately. She also told me that she was responsible for the headless snowman outside my house, but said she had no idea what all the bunnies were about (though I'm not sure if I believe her...). She said that we must definitely meet up again sometime to try and sort everything out and also so I could meet her brother to stop him being so fussy. I don't know what I was thinking,
Grell's Diary - January 29thJanuary 29th 1881Grell's Diary - January 29th3 years ago in Drama More Like This
I do believe that the last few hours may have been some of the most hectic ones of my life. It began with a call from Undertaker. I was at home, getting ready for bed while pondering about what to do about meeting Loretta's brother. I'd also found a note from William posted in my door saying that he was moving closer to me and that I should come over sometime and also asking if I had found the roses he left me (I didn't see any, I guess I must have been too busy...)
Anyway, just as I was about to get undressed, my phone rang and assuming that it was Loretta, I hurried to pick it up, only to hear Undertaker's rather frantic voice on the end of the receiver. He hurriedly told me that William was in some sort of danger and that Ronald had been rather badly injured so I told him that I would be there right away and rushed out of my house into the frightfully cold evening.
I arrived almost instantly after replacing the phone receiver and Ronald
Grell's Diary Week Seven pt.1~GRELL'S SURPRISINGLY NORMAL DIARY~Grell's Diary Week Seven pt.13 years ago in Drama More Like This
February 5th 1881
Alan went home today.... I told him that he didn't need to and that he could stay as long as he wanted, but he insisted. Something about Eric saying he was sorry and Alan deciding to forgive him... It didn't help much with Eric coming round to deliver Alan's medication (even though Alan hid in a closet). Personally I think it is a TERRIBLE idea and if anything happens to that poor reaper don't think I'll ever be able to forgive myself...
On the other hand, the office was open today (it seems this is where Eric and he 'reconciled') and I was happy to see both Ronald and William there, despite the latter looking rather tired and ill... I hope he's alright. I should really explain to him what happened with Loretta but I'm not sure if he would understand... He can be so stubborn sometimes...
The office still hasn't explained why it had been shut down for so long, but I'm sure they'll tell us eventually... I think it must h
Grell's Diary Week Eleven Pt. 2March 7th 1881Grell's Diary Week Eleven Pt. 23 years ago in Comedy More Like This
I'm currently sitting in the lobby of the other division after arriving not that long ago. It seems that we travelled for most of the day and night yesterday, but I guess I must have fallen asleep... It's pretty early in the morning so I don't have that much to say, other than the fact that I think we're only resting up here before continuing back to the London division. It's quite nice here I suppose, almost better than our own place since it looks so big and clean... there's a lot less shouting and crying too and everyone seems surprisingly happy... Not sure about the accents though; a bit to country-ish for me and I'm finding it slightly hard to understand what they're saying (Undertaker seems to be managing fine though). I shall leave you now diary, until I have more interesting things to say.
Well, nothing much else to report. I'm sitting in yet another carriage making my way home. Undertaker is in a different carriage this time though, so I have more free
Grell's Diary Week Six Pt.2~GRELL'S SURPRISINGLY NORMAL DIARY~Grell's Diary Week Six Pt.23 years ago in Comedy More Like This
February 2nd 1881
I don't think I've ever been so happy about the office being closed as I was today. I woke up today with a feeling of dread, knowing that in just a few hours I would have to see Eric at the office and try to explain what happened without my face getting smashed in.
I'd tried to get ready as slowly as I possibly could but had eventually just given up, knowing I'd have to face him sooner or later. Alan was in the bath AGAIN this morning and I'd noticed that a considerable amount of food had gone missing from my cupboard... There's no way that Alan could have eaten it all could he? It just doesn't seem like the sort of thing he'd do... Mind you, if he sleeps in a bath at night I guess anything is possible...
Anyway, as I said, the office was closed, but I didn't know until I'd got there (I just left Alan asleep; he looked like he needed it). Anyway, I was just walking away when some woman came up to me and star
Grell's Diary Week 8 Pt.2February 16th 1881Grell's Diary Week 8 Pt.23 years ago in Comedy More Like This
I couldn't sleep last night, not after what happened. I ended up leaving the house after all... at least... I think I did. I can't really remember, I just know that I woke up in my office with lots of paperwork stuck to my face and the sound of William banging on my door. I can only assume that I must have walked there in a tired daze, somehow found my way in and fell asleep at my desk. After I finally managed to stagger over and let him in, he asked me something about borrowing my chainsaw to cut down a dead tree... I was to delirious to think about it so I just gave it to him.
I remembered today that I'd missed Valentine's Day... How ironic it is that it was spent with my deranged 'lover' Loretta... God knows what she did to me while I was unconscious... I don't even want to think about it. I found a couple of cards on my desk, most of which were just pranks to annoy me and I was surprised not to find one from William. Perhaps he's finally realised that I'm
Grell's Diary Week Nine Pt. 1February 19th 1881Grell's Diary Week Nine Pt. 13 years ago in Drama More Like This
Decided to stay home today, thinking it was probably for the best since I clearly needed a lot of rest. One the one hand, I'm glad that I did because the sleep has done me good, but in the other hand, I wish that I gone somewhere else to sleep... Or at least not had a shower.
You remember how I met Loretta, yes? She was a plumber, came to fix my heating after it had broken down (I only today realised how incredibly suspicious and odd this was...). Anyway, the point is that I had completely forgotten about this until something happened today that not only reminded me of her so called 'profession' but made me wish I had just let the water cold.
It happened around mid afternoon today. I had just woken up, feeling quite refreshed from finally being able to sleep and get the rest that I needed and thought it would be a good idea to have a warm bath to wake myself up a bit. For some reason though, just as I was about to run it, I decided it wou
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I FINISH OF THE EXCITING DAY, WHICH IS GETTING POSTED SOON *
February 23rd 1881
What a surprise, no William. Or Alan. Or Ronald. Or Melody. Or even ERIC. WHERE THE HELL IS EVRYONE THESE DAYS?! I just feel like everyone is avoiding me... Even Undertaker is still away on 'business'... I mean come on, how long does it take to figure out these whole glowing soul orb things? I mean REALLY. Another day spent moping around alone as usual, working, sleeping, eating... Or maybe that should be eating THEN sleeping... Mind you I have been sleeping a lot lately...
I was too scared to have a shower today or even a bath after what happened. I haven't washed myself for a while actually... I'll need to try and find someone to lend me their bath for a while, or their shower at least. I'm beginning to get suspicious of that bear Loretta gave me too... It's starting to smell really bad a
Undertaker's Diary Week OneJanuary 9th 1881Undertaker's Diary Week One3 years ago in Comedy More Like This
Well hello there mister diary, your new owner speaking here! I guess you're wondering why your usual darling whatshisname isn't writing in here, hm? Well I shall tell you why mister diary, it's because he's dead! I was searching through his pockets and I just happened to find you and since he won't be needing you any more, I'll just take you instead~
Let's see now... According to you the guy was a repairman correct? He didn't write much in you... What a shame. Just stupid dates and times... Well no worries, I shall change that~ Shame this is the second day of the week... Now it will start with a blank space... Oh my, how inconvenient.
Ah, and what else did I find in his pockets you ask? Well a number of course! And you will never guess who it belonged to~ Hm? What's that, you give up? Why it was that redhead Sutcliff of course! I have to tell you, I was certainly surprised when he answered! I almost burst out laughing but then I remembered that I had to break th
Grell's Diary Week Ten Pt. 2February 29th 1881Grell's Diary Week Ten Pt. 23 years ago in Drama More Like This
Today I just stayed at home and didn't leave my house to avoid anything else bad happening to me while it's still February.
...Is what I would like to say, only... I didn't. I woke up today fully intending to just stay in my bed and read a book or something, perhaps even try to figure out a way to contact Sebastian, but of course, my plan failed, just like it always does.
I was sitting at my desk, just about to write in my diary as a matter of fact when I got a call from Undertaker. That's right, Undertaker. And do you know what he said? He told me that he was feeling a bit depressed today HIM, depressed!! - And that I should pay him a visit or something because he felt lonely. Naturally, I was intrigues by this sudden change of character in him, but I was obviously cautious and told him to come and visit me instead. He said he would have, but he was in a bit of a difficult situation and I should really come over. You'll never guess what I found
Grell's Diary Week Ten Part 1February 26th 1881Grell's Diary Week Ten Part 13 years ago in Drama More Like This
I woke up today with a splitting headache and the feeling that something was completely wrong. Despite that however, I also had a feeling that I was free of something and I couldn't think what it could possibly be until I was slumped over the toilet vomiting when I suddenly remembered what it was Loretta! She was dead! I was so happy at the remembrance that I nearly stood up while I was still getting sick. I laughed at my idiocy, but it wouldn't have made a difference anyway, I reeked of alcohol and blood and I had dried blood all over me.
After I'd stopped puking, I had a shower, being able to relax in it for the first time in a long while without having to worry about blood pouring out of it all over me. Today was going to be a good day, I could feel it. I didn't even bother going into the office today and just went straight t Undertaker's house.
I have to say, I was pretty surprised at how he was looking to be honest. The poor guy looked r
Grell's Diary Week Eleven Pt. 1March 4th 1881Grell's Diary Week Eleven Pt. 13 years ago in Comedy More Like This
We're still hopelessly lost, but we managed to find a little village today, which is odd because I don't remember seeing it on the way here. Mind you, I was in a carriage.... still should have seen it though. Anyway, point is it seems like a nice enough place and I think we'll be able to happily rest here for a little while before finding our way back home. Now I know what you're thinking 'I bet something really bad and dangerous is going to happen here, like they get attacked or something.' Well you know what? I think everything might actually be OK for a change!! The people seem really nice and they're all pretty old so I don't think anything could happen, because even if it did I could just shove them all over~
Having said all that, Undertaker bet me five pounds that they all turn out to be part of a witches coven or something crazy like that. Knowing him he's probably seen the future, but I hope not.... They all s
The Day Grell Died pt.1--------------------------------THE DAY GRELL DIED---------------------------------------The Day Grell Died pt.14 years ago in Comedy More Like This
*OK WELL THIS IS PART ONE OF DUNNO HOW MANY PARTS.
BASICALLY, THE REST OF THE STORY IS WILLIAM TRYING TO FIGURE OUT HOW TO DISPOSE OF GRELL'S 'BODY' WITH SOME HELP FROM RONALD... IT'S ACTUALLY QUITE FUNNY XD
I'LL TELL YOU NOW, IT IS /NOT/ SOME WEIRD YAOI CRAP, I DON'T WRITE STUFF LIKE THAT...
WELL ENJOY IT ANYWAY... IF ANYONE READS IT AND IF PEOPLE WANT MORE, JUST SAY... I MIGHT PUT PART 2 UP ANYWAY~*
*ONE NIGHT AT ABOUT 3am. GRELL IS IN HIS ROOM (Next to William's), EVERYONE ELSE IS ALSO IN THEIR ROOMS, ASLEEP*
Grell: *Waking up from bad dream* Oh my...what an awful dream...Ugh I feel terrible...*Sniff* WILL!! WIIILLL!!!! WILLIAAAM!!!
William's voice (through the wall): Go to sleep Sutcliff.
Grell: WILL! I HAD A REALLY BAD DREAM!!
William: I DON'T CARE!
Grell: BUT I'M SCARED!! WIIIILLL!!
William: SHUT UP!
Grell: YOU WERE IN IT WILLIAM!!
William:...I'll be right over.
Undertaker's Diary Week Three Pt. 1January 22nd 1881Undertaker's Diary Week Three Pt. 13 years ago in Comedy More Like This
*Sigh*... Another hectic day thanks to the incompetence of my fellow reapers. Honestly, don't they have someone else they can turn to in their time of need? Just because I'm old, experienced and lonely, it does NOT mean that they should come crying to me every time they fall over. I mean REALLY, do I look like a doctor? Do I? I fix DEAD bodies, not living ones!
Well anyway, today or should I say tonight Grell turned up at my place covered in blood (AGAIN) with a stupid broken nose. 'Oh Undertaker, Oh Undertaker, please help meee oooh, it hurts so baaad blahblahblah!!!' Why doesn't he go and ask one of his stupid boyfriends to do it? Not that he has any, the stupid idiot. He might as well be straight; he'll be alone either way. Stupid, STUPID fool! Why does he always get so hurt and expect ME to fix it? Huh?! And the rest of those idiots too! Can't a guy just sit eating his dinner and nursing his injured bunny without some bloodied jerk turning up
Undertaker's Diary Week TwoJanuary 15th 1881Undertaker's Diary Week Two3 years ago in Comedy More Like This
Ah, my little diary today marks our first full week together! Isn't it wonderful? Now I shall fill you with the many wonders of my days and I shall look back on this in many years and...and... hm... maybe I'll just write a word a day or something.
My, my, you'll never guess who I met today! Why William of course! It was quite strange really... I was out on one of my midnight walks which I had decided to take early because I was bored. I think it was eleven or something... Anyway, I was just wondering along, considering whether I should go and have a coffee or something (yes, I can do normal things too) when what should I find but a rather tired, bespectacled reaper talking to himself! It was rather funny, because I followed him for aaaages and he didn't even notice until I put my hand on the poor guy's shoulder! You should have seen how much he jumped! Honestly, he jumped higher that my darling little bunny! Anyhow, apparently he was all s
Grell's Diary Week Six Pt.1~GRELL'S SURPRISINGLY NORMAL DIARY~Grell's Diary Week Six Pt.13 years ago in Comedy More Like This
*Please note that Jan 29th counts as part of this week, so there will only be 6 dayd in weeks six pt 1 and 2 altogether.
January 30th 1881
After yesterday's incident I was unsurprised to find the offices unusually quiet. I considered not even coming in myself today, but then I remembered that I had those souls to deal with. I'm not quite sure or how they were in those weird globes, but I guess when demons are involved, anything is possible.
As expected, both William and Ronald's offices were empty and I presumed that they were either in the hospital (yet again) or getting their wounds treated at Undertaker's place. I had a feeling that William would opt for the latter. Speaking of him, I finally found those roses that he'd said he left for me... Sadly they were rather wilted, but it was a nice gesture I suppose... I still can't believe that he'd moved closer to me a while ago and I hadn't even known! Well, maybe I would have if I hadn't
Undertaker's Diary Week Three Pt. 2January 25th 1881Undertaker's Diary Week Three Pt. 23 years ago in Comedy More Like This
Another somewhat uneventful day for a change. I probably shouldn't have went to that beach last night, because I woke up with a terrible ache in my ear this morning and I'm worried that something might be stuck in there... Honestly, can't I have just one day without some sort of ludicrous pain getting me down? Still, it's all part of getting old I suppose...
Yet again, there seemed to be an abnormal amount of bodies today... I really wonder what could be causing this. I'm sure that on my younger days I would have been able to figure it out without a moment's thought, but now.... Now I always feel like everyone else is a step ahead of me. It's not fun watching younger reapers running around you know, in fact it's rather depressing. Mind you, just look at poor Alan, trapped in a hospital with an incurable disease... On the other hand, if the kid would just eat something I guess this wouldn't be the case.
My sweet little bunny grows ever sicker and I feel I may ha
The Day Grell Died Pt. 5OK so far William and Ronald are trying to think of how to dispose of Grell's body. Ronald has gone to find Undertaker and William is still in Grell's room... What will happen?The Day Grell Died Pt. 54 years ago in Comedy More Like This
*ONE HOUR LATER*
William: *Pacing up and down* Come on Ronald, come on...
*Knock on the door*
William: (Crap...Maybe they'll go away...)
Eric: Come on Grell, we know you're in there.
Alan: Yeah, the superwhatshisname told us you were ill.
Eric: We wanted to see if you were OK, you know?
William: (Damn...) *In Grell's voice* Uh...Just hang on a second while I try and get out of bed, DEATH. (Glue, glue...where's the glue?)
Eric: Well, you know if you're too ill, it's fine...
William: No, no, just hang on a minute there...
*Outside the door, Grell's head pokes through with his eyes glued again*
Eric: Holy crap Grell, you look terrible!
William: Ohoho, no, no, no I'm fine, really... *Grell's left eye un-sticks and falls down*
Eric: Now Grell, don't wink at me, you know how annoyed I get