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    Post  Ice Valentine on Fri May 18, 2012 2:14 pm

    It was March 21. The snow and ice was just beginning to thaw out and plants were beginning to peek out of the soil. Ice rolled over in her bed and groaned as she once again reached up to itch her back. It itched so much, but there was no rash. It was very tender as well and already she had given herself long bleeding scratches. Carefully she scratched.

    "Whatcha doing?" Ice opened her eyes to see Celestial standing above her bed.

    "My... back... itches," Ice replied, sitting up. She was very tired, as the itching had kept her up almost all night.

    "Still?" Celestial asked. "I'm worried about you Ice. Maybe you should go see Vate."

    "Maybe," Ice agreed. She had been doing the best she could to forget the itching, but it wouldn't stop. It had been going on for almost two weeks now.

    "I've got to go. Hurry up or you'll be late for breakfast," Celestial said.

    She got up and started to dress. She reached for her over shirt but stopped when she caught the reflection of her back in the mirror. There were two large bumps... and they seemed to be growing. "Oh my goodness," Ice said. She decided she would go and see Vate right after breakfast. She laced up the back of her over shirt and put on her trench coat and went to breakfast. She hoped no one would be able to see how frightened she was.
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    Post  The Circus Master on Fri May 18, 2012 2:33 pm

    As she walked into the mess hall, the first thing she noticed was The Circus Master and The Commander sitting at the head table.
    Since he was no longer in public, the Commander no longer had to worry about his 'disturbing' appearence.
    His thick glasses and scarf were gone, revealing a face no older than twenty-one. Covered in a few painful scars and reptillian scales.

    The Circus Master caught sight of her and waved, motioning her over to their table.
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    Post  Ice Valentine on Fri May 18, 2012 2:37 pm

    "Good morning," Ice greeted both of them.

    "Good morning," they replied.

    "How are you?" Ice asked, with a shaky breath. Her back had started to itch even worse. She made fists of her hands to keep from scratching. She tried to keep her face plain and stay calm.
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    Post  The Circus Master on Fri May 18, 2012 2:45 pm

    The Commander's forked tounge flicked out, as if he was tasting the air.
    He tilted his head, watching Ice.

    "Missss Ice, iss everything alright. . ?"
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    Post  Ice Valentine on Fri May 18, 2012 2:57 pm

    Ice looked that him, hesitating. "I..." she started, then stopped.

    "Ice?" The Circus Master asked.

    "For the past two weeks, my back has been itching like crazy." Ice continued in a low tone, "It started out just as a usual itch and grew more persistent. Today when I was dressing, I saw my back in the mirror. There are two huge bumps on it. I'm so scared. I have no idea what they could be."
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    Post  The Circus Master on Fri May 18, 2012 3:04 pm

    The Circus Master and The Commander exchanged A glance, then stood.

    "Come. . . We're taking you to Vate right away. . "

    ~{*}~

    Vate sat on the window ledge of The Circus's military compound, finishing up his breakfast.
    It sky looked lovely, he decided, and was going to continue his usual ponderings of life when he heard someone enter the room.

    "Vai?"

    "Coming Milday Master!"
    He flipped back, landing in a crouching position on the floor. He was suprised to see The Commander, Master, and Ice.
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    Post  Shadowstep21 on Fri May 18, 2012 3:08 pm

    At the same time, a Shadow-Walker walked in fom the shadow (No Rly?).
    "Yo,Vate I need some bandage's from some people in training. One just cut themself with a sword." It was then she realized she was interuping The Master, The Commander, and a girl she hadn't see before.
    "Hey! Cool, I'm Shadowstep!" she stuck out her hand.
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    Post  Ice Valentine on Fri May 18, 2012 3:15 pm

    "What's wrong Ice?" asked Vate, getting Shadowstep the bandages she needed.

    "This." Ice took off her trench coat and unlaced her over shirt. She was still wearing her undershirt, so she was somewhat modest. She recounted the story of her itching and the bumps that she had seen come up that morning. The only difference was now the bumps were bigger and starting to take on a strange shape. "Do you know what they are?" Ice asked, fear in her voice.
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    Post  The Circus Master on Fri May 18, 2012 3:20 pm

    Vate didn't say anything for a moment, tapping his foot.
    "An Elven magyk Ailment. . ." he finally said.

    Quickly he turned and began to go through his medical supplies, not stopping until a he found a vial.
    "Here. Drink this, please."
    He turned and started to flip through a tattered book.
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    Post  Shadowstep21 on Fri May 18, 2012 3:23 pm

    Shadowstep started to take then bandage's and leave but then she realized Ice's back. She left and then returned with nothing. She stared at her back.

    "I know I have seen that somewhere before. . ." She was muttering to herself.
    The Circus master looked at her, "You have?"
    "I believe so, but i forgot what it was called, Shadow-Walker's with light skin where always getting this. . ."
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    Post  Ice Valentine on Fri May 18, 2012 3:24 pm

    ((Oh, sorry Shadowstep! I didn't see that you posted until now.))

    "I'm Ice," Ice said. She took the vial from Vate, wondering what was inside and wondering why he had said Elven. But, she did as he said and drank it. "Oi! This tastes awful!"

    "Did you expect it to taste good?" he asked, still searching through his book.

    "No, but still," Ice muttered.
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    Post  The Circus Master on Fri May 18, 2012 3:27 pm

    Vate chuckeled lightly, continuing to search. He glanced over at ShadowStep.
    "Ah, Light Shadow-Walkers too Hm? It makes sense. . ."

    He finally stopped on a page and nodded.
    "Here. . ."
    He pointed to a title that was written in Japanese.
    Underneath it was the description of the sickness.

    "Just as you described," Vate continued. "Ice, I believe you may Be a Fairie/Elven hybrid. . ."
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    Post  Ice Valentine on Fri May 18, 2012 3:33 pm

    "A Faerie/Elven hybrid?" Ice asked. "What is happening to me then?"

    "Prepare yourself," Vate replied. "I do believe you're growing wings."

    "Wings, eh?" Ice questioned. "Well, I suppose that would account for all the dreams about flying I have been having. It is spring as well, so it would make since that the wings would grow now. I suppose I shall be okay then. I just wish they didn't itch so much."
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    Post  The Circus Master on Fri May 18, 2012 3:35 pm

    Vate smiled, turning around and reaching up into a cabnit.

    "I may have just the thing. . ."
    He flipped back and handed her a small container with blue gel.

    "Apply this to your growing wings and it should soothe the itching quite a bit!"
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    Post  Shadowstep21 on Fri May 18, 2012 3:41 pm

    ((XD It's fine. You know i am one with shadows~!))

    Shadowstep sat in the corner. She was bored now.
    "Still doesn't explain why it happens it light Shadow-Walker's, they didn't grow wings. . ."
    The Circus master looked at Shadow, "Don't you have a Alchemy class?"

    "Yea. . .Ches will do it. He likes to do it by himself anyway."
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    Post  The Circus Master on Fri May 18, 2012 3:46 pm

    The Circus Master nodded thoughtfully then turned.
    "Thank you very much, Vate. Once again you have proved your skill."

    The cat boy smiled warmly but shook his head.
    "I'm just a healer."
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    Post  Ice Valentine on Fri May 18, 2012 3:50 pm

    "Thank you," she said, taking the container of salve and applying it. It worked almost instantly. "Oh, it feels so much better. Again, thank you." She turned to The Circus Master and The Commander. "Thank you both as well," she said. "I see why the girls said this feels like a big family after a month." She paused, "You may be 'just a healer' Vate, but you are a gifted healer."

    The four talked for a bit longer, the Ice said, "Well, I'd better go. I'm supposed to be helping out with the sewing and mending today. Thank you all!" She left the building and headed toward the sewing tent on the edge of the camp. As she went, she felt like someone was following her. Finally, at the tent, she spun around and saw a guy not much older than herself. "You," she hissed and sprang toward him.

    "Alice, oh I've finally found you!" he said. Next thing he knew, he was on the ground and she had him at the edge of a knife.

    "Give me one reason I shouldn't kill you now," she said, holding the knife to his throat.

    "Ice?" The Circus Master, The Commander, and Shadowstep were all around her, as well as a crowd of onlookers. "You forgot your coat," Shadowstep said.

    Ice snapped out of the rage she had just been in. She realized she had a strange man pinned to the ground which no one else seemed to know and that she had an extreme hatred for.
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    Post  The Circus Master on Fri May 18, 2012 4:48 pm

    The Circus Master cocked a head, suddenly her eyes went cold.
    "He isn't one of us. . " She drew a concealed hand gun from her pocket and aimed it at the stranger.

    "Ice. . ." she motioned to her. Ice slowly got to her feet, the man remain on the ground.
    "Stand slowly." The Circus Master spat as The Commander walked behind him.
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    Post  Shadowstep21 on Fri May 18, 2012 5:00 pm

    Shadowstep pulled out some daggers hidden in her boots. Threating the inturder,
    "How did he get in?"
    "I don't know."
    "Come on I am just looking for Ice!" Said the man as he rose
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    Post  Ice Valentine on Fri May 18, 2012 5:04 pm

    "Alice, what's going on?" the man asked.

    "Do you know him?" The Circus Master asked.

    "I've never seen him before in my life," Ice said. "At least not that I know of."

    "Alice, you don't remember me?" the man asked. "It's Joss. Don't you remember me?"

    "Joss," Ice said the name to herself. An inkling of a memory tingled. She reached out in her mind and touched it. This time, it didn't slip away and she remembered.

    She had been falling through the portal. Her wings had burned as they landed in the wood between the worlds. Joss had told her she be okay as he put the fire on her wings out. He had had his arms around her and that was when she felt the cold sting of a blade as it cut through what was left of her wings. She had howled and pushed him off into the nearest portal. She had fallen backward into another portal and that was all she had remembered.

    "Ice... Ice... ICE!" Ice broke out of her remembrance to someone calling her name.

    "I... do know him. I remembered something, a fragment of a memory," she said.

    "Oh, she remembers me!" Joss said.

    "Yes," Ice said looking at him critically. "I remember you cutting off my wings."
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    Post  The Circus Master on Fri May 18, 2012 5:13 pm

    At that moment, Vate left his infirmary and stepped out into the cold.
    Instantly spotting the strange man.

    His tail-flicked slightly as he moved to stand in between Ice and The Circus Master.
    "What is going on here?!
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    Post  Ice Valentine on Fri May 18, 2012 5:23 pm

    "I remembered something. I remembered what happened before I made it to this world. He," she pointed accusingly at Joss, "cut off my wings." She recounted the story.

    "Alice, please, I can explain," Joss said.

    "Save it!" Ice snapped. "For all I care, they could kill you."

    "Alice!" the man yelled. It came out in more of a strangled yelp.

    "Do what you want with him," she said to Shadowstep, The Commander, The Circus Master, and Vate. She turned away from the man. Another head ache was beginning and she didn't want to faint again.
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    Post  Shadowstep21 on Fri May 18, 2012 5:26 pm

    Shadowstep readied her dagger's and lept on the man, pinning him to the ground.
    "Circus Master, shall i put him in a cell?"

    "Yes, Shadow. He seems to know something. I will want to interagate him later though, I will need you there. Liars don't seem to escape your grasp very easily. . ." Shadowstep nodded, Placeing the knifes around his throat, she guided him to a cell.
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    Post  The Circus Master on Fri May 18, 2012 5:31 pm

    Vate turned to address Ice, he looked concerned.

    "Ice, are you alright?"
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    Post  Ice Valentine on Fri May 18, 2012 5:39 pm

    "I... yes," she said. "So much has happened today. Not only did I find out I'm a faelven and I'm growing wings, I found the person who cut off my wings."

    "That is quite a bit for a person to go through in one day," Vate agreed.

    I think I had better go and lay down, my head-" she didn't finish. Instead she blacked out again.

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