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    Fallen into the World

    Post  Ice Valentine on Thu May 17, 2012 4:18 pm

    Ice opened her eyes suddenly and gasped for breath. She felt as if she had been under water for a long time and was just returning to the surface for air. As she slowly caught her breath, she sat up to look around where she was. There she lay, on the side of an old road in the ditch. She suddenly felt that the air was freezing around her. There was frost on the ground all around her. Where was she? More importantly, who was she? She didn't remember anything. She finally got up and searched her pockets for anything that might tell her who she was. In one of the pockets of the trench coat she was wearing, she felt something. Pulling it out, she read it:

    I.D. Card.
    Name: Alice Rose Valentine
    D-O-B: 12/31/1994

    She stopped reading it. Her name was Alice, Alice Valentine. She was seventeen. Funny, she thought, I don't feel that young. She looked at the road. It was very old, as she had thought. But it looked like it wasn't used much either. The cold nip in the air and darkening sky reminded her what she needed to do. She started to walk down the abandoned road.
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    Re: Fallen into the World

    Post  The Circus Master on Thu May 17, 2012 4:25 pm

    "We have movement, Masster. . " The Commander breathed softly.
    The Circus Master nodded, green eyes flashing. This new arrival had a curious aura, people with curious aura's usually ended up as amazing recruits for her Circus.
    "prepared to move out, Massster?"
    "Da. .Notify Celestial that we are prusuing."
    The Commander bowed slightly and moved off, he would catch up. . .

    The Circus Master stalked off after the curious girl.
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    Re: Fallen into the World

    Post  Ice Valentine on Thu May 17, 2012 4:39 pm

    A cold wind blew even harder, forcing Ice to pull her trench coat closer around her. She started to cross a bridge when she saw lights up ahead. Someone was coming down the road. She instantly got a bad vibe and decided to hide. But where? Looking down, she saw the perfect place. She turned around and ran down the hill and under the bridge, careful not to step in the slush covering what water lay under the bridge. Climbing up the cement slopes, she grabbed the underside of the bridge and pulled herself up. Right in time too. Two men with guns and flash lights came under the bridge. They whispered, then one of them spoke aloud.

    "I know I saw someone on the bridge and this is the only hiding place," he said.

    "It's alright, my eyes always play tricks on me when I haven't slept in two days too," said the other man. "C'mon, let's go. It's freezing out here. Even if someone is hiding, they'd never survive tonight!"

    The two men left and a truck started up and drove away. Ice waiting about ten minutes before dropping down from her hiding place. "That was a good hiding place," someone said from her right. She saw a woman approaching in the fading twilight.

    "Who are you?" Ice demanded.
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    Re: Fallen into the World

    Post  The Circus Master on Thu May 17, 2012 4:45 pm

    The woman's long black hair blew out in the bitter wind, she smiled softly.

    "I am called The Circus Master." She spoke with an accent and even tone, she seemed harmless enough.
    Seemed harmless. . .

    "Welcome, to Russia." she continued. "And who might you be?"
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    Re: Fallen into the World

    Post  Ice Valentine on Thu May 17, 2012 4:51 pm

    "Russia?" Ice asked. "Is that where I am?" An inkling of a memory tingled in her mind... but she could not seem to recall it. "I'm..." she fished the I.D. card out of her pocket. She walked over the the woman with a sense that she could trust her. "This is what I found on me when I woke up. I don't know where I am, who I am, or anything else."

    "Alice Valentine," the Circus Master said looking at the card.

    "Call me Ice," Ice stated. "Do you live around here?" she asked. She had a million other questions, but she guessed that her first question should be toward getting out of the elements.
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    Re: Fallen into the World

    Post  The Circus Master on Thu May 17, 2012 4:58 pm

    "Da, you could say that. . ."
    The Circus Master reached up and tapped a comm device on her ear. "Ready?"

    "Of courssse. . "

    Ice jumped. Behind her was a man, or what looked to be a man hidden behing a long, thick coat, a heavy scarf, and drak glasses.
    "A pleasssure to meet you, Misss Icce. . ." He bowed slightly.
    The Circus Master smiled warmly. "This, is my Commander. He will be getting us 'home'."

    The Commander gave raspy chuckle and suddenly motioned to them towards a cleverly hidden vehicle in the distance.

    "Come."
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    Re: Fallen into the World

    Post  Ice Valentine on Thu May 17, 2012 5:05 pm

    Ice shivered and followed them to the vehicle. This man... he almost sounded like a snake. Or a dragon... He mind started to whirl again, and she tried to touch a memory, but it would not come. She rubbed her forehead vigorously, frustrated. Her head was starting to ache badly, probably a product of the cold, no food, and amnesia.

    "So, exactly how far is your home from here?" Ice asked as they got into the vehicle.
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    Post  The Circus Master on Thu May 17, 2012 5:14 pm

    The Commander slid into the driver seat. "Not too far, Misss. . ."
    The Circus Master sat in the back with Ice, nodding. "Da. It will only be a few minutes. . ." She reached up to touch a button on the car's roof. Out slid a tray with two drinks, she handed one to Ice.

    "Vodka. It will keep you warm till we reach 'home'. . ."
    Ice nodded, but decided not to drink to much.

    Less than fifteen minutes later, the sleek car braked in front of a large building with assorted tents.
    It looked like a strange Military Circus. .

    The commander exited the vehicle and opened the door for Ice and The Circus Master.

    "Welcome to the Underground Circusss. . . "
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    Re: Fallen into the World

    Post  Ice Valentine on Thu May 17, 2012 11:31 pm

    "Underground Circus?" Ice questioned. She slid out of the vehicle and looked around. Tents were everywhere in the clearing around the building.

    "What is this place?" she asked. "I mean, you've told me what it's called, but what is it?"
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    Re: Fallen into the World

    Post  The Circus Master on Fri May 18, 2012 9:23 am

    The Circus Master smiled, a hint of pride gleaming in her eyes.
    "This is where those society rejects can have a family. . . This is my Circus." Ending her sentence with a dramatic hand flourish, The Commander moved to stand by her side.

    "Yess, we built this placce from the unground up. . ."

    "One and all are always welcome here." she added.
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    Re: Fallen into the World

    Post  Ice Valentine on Fri May 18, 2012 11:40 am

    "Oh," Ice said. Looking around some more, she continued. "I suppose since I have amnesia, this is a good place for my right now." The Circus Master nodded. Without thinking, Ice asked, "What season is it?"

    "Early Spring," The Circus Master replied, "why do you ask?"

    "I... don't know," she said, dumbfounded at her own words. "I don't know at all... There is just something... a memory... just out of my reach." Her head started to pound more violently. He legs shook and gave way, and she collapsed, unconscious, on the ground.
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    Re: Fallen into the World

    Post  The Circus Master on Fri May 18, 2012 11:46 am

    The Circus Master kneeled next to the fallen girl, placing her hand on her forehead then checking her pulse.
    "Commander, call upon Vate. I will get her inside. . ."

    ~{*}~

    Inside the military compound, Ice now lay on a lavish silk couch. The healer, a cat-boy named vate, hovered over her.
    "She has a slight fever," he noted, place a compress on her head. "And she's definetly recieved a shock, but she'll be fine."
    The Circus Master nodded. "What of her amnesia?"

    Vate sighed, running a hand through his unnatrual blue hair. "I'm working on it, but I am just a healer. . ."
    "Your effortsss are welcomed, even if you cannot heal her memoriesss, Vate." The Commander commented.
    Vate bowed slightly in thanks.
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    Re: Fallen into the World

    Post  Ice Valentine on Fri May 18, 2012 11:58 am

    Ice groaned and her eyes fluttered open. Again she felt like she had been underwater and was just resurfacing. She gasped for air and soon recovered. Then she realized three people were standing next to her.

    "Oh, hello there," she said sheepishly.

    "Are you feeling alright?" asked the blue-haired cat-boy.

    "Yes..." Ice answered, meeting his eyes. "I fainted, didn't I?" The Circus Master and Commander nodded. "I can't promise that it won't happen again," she continued. "All I know is I had a headache, the headache got worse, and I wake up here." She looked the the cat-boy. "Who are you?" she asked quite curiously.
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    Re: Fallen into the World

    Post  The Circus Master on Fri May 18, 2012 12:07 pm

    He smiled earnestly.
    "The name is Vate, I am the lead medic here at the Circus!" His voice edged with pride.
    The Circus master rolled her eyes, but was smileing warmly.

    "Master tells me your name is Alice Valentine, correct? I'm trying to find something for your amnesia." he added.
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    Re: Fallen into the World

    Post  Ice Valentine on Fri May 18, 2012 12:12 pm

    "Apparently that is my name, but I go by Ice," Ice smiled. She had caught The Circus Master's eye roll and giggled. "But, for all I know, my name could be something else and this I.D. could be fake."

    "What a thought," The Circus Master said.

    "So, you're the lead medic are you?" Ice asked. "How did you get to that roll? You look so young. If you don't mind me asking, how old are you?"
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    Re: Fallen into the World

    Post  The Circus Master on Fri May 18, 2012 12:23 pm

    " I don't mind at all," he said, one of his cat-like ears flicking. "I am pretty young."
    "Jussst a kid, really." The Commander mumbeled.

    Vate grinned. "Mm, I am eight-teen." He warmly reguarded The Circus Master and the Commander.
    "Milday Circus Master and The Commander took me in when I was just a kit, merely four years old. . . They saw I had a an ability for healing and got me my supplies. I have been working with medical officals whenever I can."
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    Post  Ice Valentine on Fri May 18, 2012 12:31 pm

    "Well, according to my I.D. I'm seventeen, so I suppose we are both just kids," she said, casting a glance at The Commander. "You must have a real ability for healing then."

    Vate nodded, "I try my best." He laid his hand on her brow to check if her fever had broke yet, but it hadn't.

    This caused Ice to suddenly ask to all in the room, "Do you think you can help me remember who I am and where I am from?" She looked down sheepishly, "I'm sorry for asking so many questions, but I am full of them."
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    Post  The Circus Master on Fri May 18, 2012 12:45 pm

    The Circus Master nodded. "Da, we will do all within our power. . ."
    "In the meantime," Vate continued. "It would be safest for you to join our ranks."

    "Vate is correct, I shall have a bed prepared for you."
    "Already in progresss, Master."
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    Post  Ice Valentine on Fri May 18, 2012 12:53 pm

    Ice bit her bottom lip and nodded, "Alright. I just have one more question for now. Why is this so much like a military camp? Is there an enemy?"

    "Why do you ask?" Vate questioned.

    "Because of the two men who I hid from before I met The Circus Master," Ice said. "I was surprised I could understand them, this being Russia and all." She suddenly realized something. "They trying to get me to come out of hiding by speaking English." She looked at the three. "But, you still haven't answered my question. Is there an enemy?"
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    Re: Fallen into the World

    Post  The Circus Master on Fri May 18, 2012 1:05 pm

    Suddenly, everyone seemed far less eager to speak.
    The Circus Master sighed after a long moment. "The Circus, We, have many an enemy. . .But the most letheal is the governemt agents themselves. . ."
    She trailed off, Ice was taken a back by suprise when The Circus Master's form flickered. Physically flickered like a shadow chased by light.
    The Commander continued on. "If they have their way. . . They will murder us all. . ."

    Vate turned in disgust. "Even the children here. .We are a legall business and they refuse to acknowladge us."
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    Post  Ice Valentine on Fri May 18, 2012 1:17 pm

    "That's horrible!" Ice exclaimed. "Killing innocent children? They are murderers." Everyone was silent, so Ice added, "That's why they came under the bridge looking for me, isn't it?"

    The Circus Master and The Commander nodded. "Like we said, they want to kill us all," The Circus Master said bitterly.

    "I'm so sorry," Ice shook her head. "I don't know what I can do, but I'll help in any way possible."

    "I'm ssssure you will," The Commander said.

    Ice sat up and took the compress off her head. "Shall we find out what I'm good for tomorrow?" she asked, trying to restore the cheerful note to the room.

    "Yes," The Circus Master said with a forced smile. "We'll lead where you will be staying now."

    As they started to the door, Ice got up and followed them. Suddenly, she stopped, turned and asked Vate, "You have magic, don't you?" No sooner had the words left her mouth than she covered it, her eyes wide. "I have no idea where the question came from," she told the three. "No idea whatsoever."
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    Re: Fallen into the World

    Post  The Circus Master on Fri May 18, 2012 1:31 pm

    Vate waved away Ice's reaction and smiled. "Not to worry, really. We've had that question before. . ."
    The Circus Master nodded, laying a reasurring hand on Ice's shoulder.
    "And Da, we do have magyck here." The Commander's eyes gleamed slightly,
    "Quite a bit of it, actually."

    Ice relaxed, nodding. "Ah, thank you. ."

    "Not a problem." Vate replied, "Now, I'm sure you're tired. . ."
    Ice nodded again and followed the Circus Master to an area of dorms.
    They were seperated by gender and by age, Ice was placed in a room with three other girls.

    The first was a nine-teen year old named Celestial, she had white hair the was held up with metalic bands. The second an eightteen year old named Mirgae with wavy, short black hair and headphones, and finally, Shadowstep. A seventeen year old Shadow-Walker who seemed slightly distrusting.

    Celestial smiled brightly and lead Ice to a comfortable looking bed with a dresser and a chest next to it.
    "Here is where you will sleep, you may also use the chest and the dresser for your items!"
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    Re: Fallen into the World

    Post  Ice Valentine on Fri May 18, 2012 1:47 pm

    "I have a whole two items, but thank you," Ice took out the I.D. and took off her trench coat. It was then she realized what she was wearing. There were several layers that made up the dress and the clothes looked very natural, almost plant-like. Three shirts made up the bodice, she had on two skirts, and a pair of leggings and pants under the skirt.

    "Oi," she said, looking herself over. The top shirt of the bodice was very richly designed with embroidery and gold paint. "Well, this is strange."

    She sat down on her bed and looked at the other girls who were watching her. "So... where are you all from?" she asked, trying to think of something to converse with.
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    Post  The Circus Master on Fri May 18, 2012 1:59 pm

    Celestial readily spoke up. "My twin brother and I are Russian, we grew up in Moscow."
    ShadowStep looked up, "I am from Italy. . "

    Ice looked to Mirage, but the dark hair girl seemed zoned out. Obsorbed in her music.
    "Mirage? MIRAGE!"

    The dark haired girl jumped. "What? What?"

    "Ice asked where you were from. ."

    "Oh," She sighed. "No where glorious. Just Coweta, Oklahoma." She shrugged lightly.
    Celestial gave Ice a sympathetic smile. "I am sorry you cannot remember where you were from. . .Vate will help in any way he can."
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    Re: Fallen into the World

    Post  Ice Valentine on Fri May 18, 2012 2:04 pm

    Ice smiled too. "Vate seems very kindhearted. The Circus Master does too, though I feel there is something else... And The Commander seems nice as well, but he is quite standoffish. Oh... and apparently I have the knack for asking the strangest questions without even meaning to. Must be something from my amnesia." She laughed slightly.
    "What are you all? I'd tell you what I am, but I don't really know. Someday I may know again though."

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