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Requiem of the Dead S07E06 - [We're Together]
Saiph and Heilyn instantly swiveled their heads around to look up at the crates, and Saiph had to bite back a moan as she covered her mouth with her hand. No... It couldn't be... Tears began to form in her eyes and she didn't even notice as they spilled over.
Heilyn’s mouth had gone slack when he realized who it was he was looking at. He almost blurted out, "You can't be real," but he kept his words to himself. This was impossible. How...?
Saiph stared at Kaci with such intensity she was afraid she would make herself go blind. She was looking for any sign that this was a hallucination, or an illusion, or somebody's cruel, cruel idea of a trick. But she couldn't spot anything wrong. "K...Kaci?" she managed to breathe with wide eyes.
Kaci's gaze zeroed in on Saiph and her grin softened to a smile as she jumped off the boxes, landing gracefully on her toes. "Of course, who else would it be?"
Christie stared at her open mouthed, backing away a few steps. The problem was she backed st
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Requiem of the Dead S07E05 - [Unable]
Rovelaen was standing outside of the Umbra tent, his arms crossed and his head tilted back so he could stare at the night sky. The wind was strong and fierce, and it kept blowing past him with an icy chill that he didn’t feel. He expected to feel his hair fly in the wind, but he remembered that he had cut it all off the previous night. Absentmindedly, he raised one of his hands to brush his fingers through it. He would never have long hair again. He was fine with that.
He had watched the performance that Christie had given, but he didn’t know how to feel about it. If he hadn’t been so affected by Kaci’s death, he might’ve at least appreciated the effort behind it, but he just couldn’t bring himself to care. He was surprised that he had even come to watch. It didn’t hurt as much as he thought it would, which was both strange and a relief. Maybe he was becoming accustomed to the numbness now. He knew that Heilyn was still looking for him, so he h
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Requiem of the Dead S07E04 - [Familial Diversion]
Christie was sat backstage, her back against a couple of crates while trying to stifle some of her sobs. She hadn't meant to do that at the end. The two were supposed to just walk off into the darkness, stopping only to kiss briefly before they disappeared and it finished. She was a little glad that Rovelaen hadn't turned up to see it in the end, he would kill her for doing that.
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"Come on," Saiph called out softly to the others as she got to her feet. The patrons were all filing out now, making room for the next performance for the evening. "I'll show you guys to the backstage," she told the Max's as Heilyn eventually got to his feet.
"Yeah, I want to see how she's doing too," Heilyn murmured, mostly to himself. He felt like out of all of them, he could relate the most with Christie. Rovelaen may not have died, but he had been close, and Heilyn could
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Requiem of the Dead S07E03 - [Memoirs PT.2]
"Thank you to the five that have made this possible. You can go back to your seats and once you have, the main story will begin." As they disappeared off stage, Christie carried on speaking, hoping that Heilyn wouldn't kill her too badly for this seeing as she didn't know the whole story behind how he and Rovelaen got together. The peacock jumped off her arm and started showing off mid-air.
"The peacock wandered around for years on his own, no reason to do anything, until he stumbled on a scene. A young boy with his older brother; but they weren't playing games, oh no. The elder was jealous of the young boy because he had gifts that no human should have, and our hero of this story could only watch as the older brother attacked his only family, left what was his younger brother for dead far from where anyone could see him to help. Our protagonist vowed to himself that day that he would protect this boy, at what cost he might have because he didn't want to see that happen ever
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Requiem of the Dead S07E02 - [Memoirs PT.1]
Once the audience had calmed back down, a single spotlight came on, revealing Christie stood center stage. She had her head tilted so that her dirty blonde hair covered her blind eye rather than her eye patch, and her arm hung by her side so that she wasn't tempted to fiddle with the ends of her ribbons now that she was on stage. She was looking out at the audience with an intense gaze as she spoke, her voice unnervingly clear to everyone even though there was no mic and speaker set-up to carry her voice.
"I came here tonight to tell a story. One of love, of loss, and of heroism. However, I cannot tell this story by myself. As some of you have noticed, there was a paper rose on your chair as you sat down. For those of you who have them, you have become my volunteers for this part of our spectacle. There are one hundred and forty-five of you out there with five different colors of roses, and you're going to help me bring them to life." As she finished, she panned her gaze across
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Requiem of the Dead S07E01 - [Prepare]
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Christie was pacing backstage of the Umbra tent, fiddling with one of the loose ribbons on one of the bows that tied the front of her corset together. About an hour ago she'd kicked Saiph out of her room when Nik came by with her new performance outfit. It consisted of a black, laced up bodice attached to a choker around her neck by a half strap on her right side. On her left, there was a short sort of half cape that just covered her stump at the front while it draped down to her hip at the back. It was made of a royal purple satin that would shine in the lighting setup she had.
In the center of her choker, there was a light blue crystal that would shine white in the lights, a nod to Kaci before everything happened, and now it meant so much more to her. On top of her bodice there was a small corset, consisting of a central piece that
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Requiem of the Dead S06E13 - [Solace in Company]
Saiph ran all the way to her room, but she stopped right outside of the door. She was still crying, although she could easily hide that because of the rain that was still pouring outside. The things she couldn't hide from them was the fear in her eyes and the newly formed scratch on her cheek. She shakily raised her hand to her face and flinched at the slight sting, pulling her fingers away to see a thin line of red before being washed away by the rain.
It took her five minutes to calm herself back down, and she realized that she was still holding her chopsticks in her hand. With an agonizingly slow pace, she fixed her hair back into a bun and tried to keep her hands from shaking. Hopefully the scratch would stop bleeding. She looked at the door to her room and tried to forget what Rovelaen had just done, but she was still in shock that he would do something that extreme to make her leave him alone.
She closed her eyes and took a breath before she opened the door to her room and steppe
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Requiem of the Dead S06E12 - [Push and Pull]
Nik put his arm around Christie's shoulders, but she shrugged him off. She didn't want to be touched right now, and he could respect that, but he wanted her to stop brooding. He thought up something that would take her mind off Kaci for a bit. "I asked Saiph something a while ago that she didn't know. I was hoping you'd enlighten me. What other flowers can you create, besides roses of course?" He bit back a sigh of relief as it seemed to work.
"Well, I can use any type of flower, but my ability revolves around what the meaning is behind the flower. I use roses because love is a neutral emotion and no one can get hurt...by..." She trailed off and looked away, remembering that it was because she and Rovelaen loved Kaci so much that her loss hurt so much. "Anyway, I tend to avoid negative emotions like anger, jealousy, or sadness because it can cloud my mind. The more I use those flowers, the more those harmful emotions influence me, but I can also use them on other people, such as with S
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Requiem of the Dead S06E11 - [Broken Hope]
Christie walked with her head hung low. Even though she had her fringe to shield her eyes from the rain, she didn't want to be blinded by it. She kept her mind open for any sign of her wolf on the way, but it was still empty, still only the other Circus members that she could feel as they hid from the rain. As she walked, she ran through the list of places where Kaci could be, as she wasn't in the stables. After their room, there was the main Umbra tent, maybe the Ignis tent, the cafeteria, even the Healers. She just wanted her to be somewhere.
Rovelaen still held out hope, although it was barely more than a tiny pinprick of light in his mind. He kept probing the area for any sign of Spirit energy, but all he could find was the energy that belonged to the other Guardians in the Circus. There was nothing that even hinted at Kaci's presence. He kept trying to remind himself that maybe she couldn't be sensed, but he could tell that he was giving up. It just seemed easier to give up
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Requiem of the Dead S06E10 - [Desire of Normality]
Nik quickly dropped off the trays, giving the Cook a quick thanks for the food before he headed out after Saiph, shrugging his jacket on as he went. He came up beside her and put his arm around her waist, thankful that it had dried off in the cafeteria. "Okay, so which direction are we headed in?"
Saiph looked over at him when she felt his arm around her, and her smile grew a little. She handed him the umbrella that Christie had left behind and murmured, "The Circus is too depressing right now... How about a simple walk into town?"
Nik took the umbrella and awkwardly opened it with one hand, but he managed it. At least it would stop him from looking like a drowned rat while they walked. "You know, that sounds like a wonderful idea." He returned her smile as he gently steered her towards the Circus entrance. Even with the dreary weather, he didn't mind walking through it with Saiph.
She looked down at her feet as they walked, since she was feeling embarrassed again at the question she h
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Requiem of the Dead S06E09 - [Getting Her Back]
Christie ran back through the entrance to the Circus and closed her eyes so she could focus on finding the man she wanted. It wasn't hard to do, seeing as how minutes beforehand she'd been completely empty minded to try and sort out her mood. She reopened her eyes and headed off towards the Bestia stables. If she had tried to do that at another point in time, she wouldn't have been able to; her mind was always too cluttered for her to track anyone over large distances.
It didn't take her long to get there and now that she was closer, she knew he was here. She circled the stables and realized that he must've been on the roof, and she sighed quietly, glad it couldn't be heard over the sound of the rain. She was grateful that the keepers kept boxes up against the walls that she could use to climb up. She looked down at her dress and sighed; it was going to be a challenge, but if she kept this from Rov, he would only murder her later. She made her way up and when she could see above the ed
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Requiem of the Dead S06E08 - [Yearning for...]
Christie wasn't paying attention to where she was going until she realized that she was a ways into the forest outside the Circus. She was sopping wet and water was dripping off the leaves above her, sending shivers down her spine when they landed on her. She was gasping for breath from her sobs as she collapsed on the ground, not caring about her dress and the state it was going to be in from the mud that would get on it. She just needed to sort herself out so that she wouldn't run mid-performance the day after.
Shakily, she managed to calm down enough so that she could breathe, but she couldn't stop her tears. They kept running down her face but she didn't care, she was a mess anyway. She took a couple of deep breaths as she leaned up against a tree and closed her eyes. It wasn't going to be easy, but she had to push away her pain and sadness so that she could function, or the next few days would be impossible if she couldn't.
She could still feel the tears sliding down her cheeks, b
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Requiem of the Dead S06E07 - [Eating Together]
Nik looked just as mortified as Saiph felt. He looked at Saiph, then at Christie, and realization dawned as he saw the faint smile on her lips again. Saiph was doing this on purpose to try and get her to think of other things. He looked back at Saiph and thought he'd play along; it couldn't hurt to try. "Sadly enough, that doesn't surprise me. What sort of things was she on about though? If it's anything like what she was insinuating back at my room, I should probably apologize for her." He heard Christie snort and glanced at her, grateful to see some life back in her.
"It wasn't that bad. I only wanted to know if she'd told you how she felt and it kinda escalated from there."
Saiph was grateful that Nik seemed to understand what she was doing, although she was mortified about it.
"Well, I asked if it was all right if I liked you, and she didn't seem to mind. Which is a good thing," she explained with a forced smirk. "And then I made a comment that referenced something I said du
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Requiem of the Dead S06E06 - [Gloomy Distractions]
Christie gave her a small smile and nodded, but it was forced. She was starting to regret coming out of her room now, even to apologize to the two of them about her behavior. They walked the rest of the way in silence, but it wasn't long until they reached Nik's room. Christie looked at the door and tried not to sigh, the lack of sound meant he was probably still asleep because she could tell he was definitely in there. She forced back the urge to knock; she knew he didn't get enough sleep as it was, and looked at Saiph as she shrugged. "I might find him later. He's still asleep and I'd rather not wake him."
Saiph couldn't help but feel disappointed, but she agreed with Christie. She wanted to let Nik sleep as much as he could, considering he didn't get enough of it spending all that time with her. "Well...do you want to try and get something to eat?" she asked softly. It was easy to forget, what with everything going on, but she hadn't eaten anything in what felt like days. If Christi
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Requiem of the Dead S06E05 - [Girl Talk]
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The weather had gotten worse during the night and into the morning. What had once been sunny and slightly cloudy skies had returned to the dismal charcoal gray it had been exactly a week ago. It seemed rather fitting, really. The weather seemed to really capture the mood of the Circus lately. Well, at least for a few of the members.
Saiph wasn’t supposed to be practicing considering she was still healing from her neck injuries, but really, nothing could stop her from swinging her sword around and venting out her frustration and grievances. She was in the Ignis tent trying to ignore the sound of thunder and the slight pattering of rain as she nimbly moved across the stage, dancing with her sword so chaotically and violently that she was sure she would pull a muscle from the extreme force she was using. A clap of thunder in the distan
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Requiem of the Dead S06E04 - [Consoling]
"Okay..." Saiph murmured in response as she futilely tried to wipe away the blood streaks on her face. She knew it was pointless, considering it was already dried. A sadistic side of her figured that she definitely played the part of a Cirque des Monstres member with all the gore on her face. Of course, being a member also entailed constantly getting attacked and being hurt in ways that tested a person's resolve and mental capacity. Saiph was surprised that someone her age was even still here.
"Did you want to change out of your shirt? I have a few men's shirts that I keep handy, and I think they might fit you," she offered.
Nik looked down at her with a raised eyebrow. "Oh? What are you doing with guys shirts?" He had a mock jealous tone, despite the fact he had no right to even think about acting that way. He didn't particularly care though; changing out of his ruined shirt sounded like a good idea and he didn't really want to trek all the way to his room, then all the way back to Ch
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