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    Shape Shifter without a name

    Post  certifiedjesusfreak on Sat May 19, 2012 4:49 pm

    Kesis looked around at her surroundings, shivering in the bitter wind. What was this God forsaken place, anyway?

    God forsaken. That was her. She laughed bitterly, trying to make her surlap dress - the dress of a sinner - cover as much of her skin as possible. The runes that had been carved into her wrists would have to heal before she could shift into something warmer - an animal with fur, for example. But for now, she would have to deal with this.

    The white haired woman touched her necklace. It was her lifeline now, the source of her power.

    There was no magic in this world.

    Rumple promised that someone would save me, she thought, someone who cared.

    How he could tell, she didn't know. But he never broke his promises.


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    Re: Shape Shifter without a name

    Post  The Circus Master on Sat May 19, 2012 6:36 pm

    She didn't have to travel alone for much longer.
    Ahead in the snowy wasteland was a woman, resting up against a man a few inches taller than her.

    Keisis was considering turning away, but the woman waved her over.

    "Privejt, stranger~."
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    Post  certifiedjesusfreak on Sun May 20, 2012 3:58 pm

    Kesis balled her fists instinctively. The woman - it was a toss up, if it came to a fight, but the man...she doubted that she could take him down.
    "Hello." she replied coolly, "What do you need?"
    "You seem out of place."
    No, really? Kesis thought sarcastically.
    "I must admit I am. I am from a different world, and I'm waiting for...a friend." Rumpelstilksin was supposed to be right behind her. Where he was, she didn't know.
    "Hmmm..." the woman said, tapping her lips, "I might be able to provide a place for you to stay. I am the Circus Master."


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    Re: Shape Shifter without a name

    Post  The Circus Master on Sun May 20, 2012 4:23 pm

    Kesis stared at the woman in slight surprise.
    What person went around offering boarding to someone who was 'out of place'.
    "And where is this place, Circus Master?"

    It was now the man'd turn to speak, with a slightly raspy voice.
    "Jussst beyond thisss clearing. . . We take in one and all. . ."
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    Post  certifiedjesusfreak on Fri May 25, 2012 6:40 pm

    The trio just stood there for a while, the white haired woman staring stubbornly at the two in front of her. Something seemed off. This wasn't right. They were right here, offering sanctuary...but they seemed little more than herself.
    She was wavering when a blast of cold air hit her from behind, biting through the thin dress she was forced in.
    "GODS!" she screamed shrilly, "Yeah, I'll go with you! Anything to get out of this cold!" The Circus Master looked like she was smiling.

    Kesis followed the pair in silence. When they finally got there, she was surprised with how big and organized the place was. She had been expecting a few tents...maybe a small building for a central place.
    No. It was like a small military operation threw up over a circus.
    Well. That was a pleasant picture.
    "Welcome to the Underground Circus."


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    Post  The Circus Master on Sat May 26, 2012 10:25 am

    "Lovely place. . ." The shape shifter commented slowly. The Circus Master smiled in reply, laughing softly.
    "Lovely. . .That is that word for i-"

    She was suddenly cut off by a small voice.
    "Milady Mas'er! Commander!"
    Kesis looked down. A small boy stood who could be no older then eight, the curious thing about him was that he had cat ears and a tail.
    Bandages were wrapped around one of his eyes.
    The Circus Master picked him up gently, frowning. "What is it Dexter?"
    He squirmmed slightly, clearly not wanting to give the news.
    "Well, I was helpin' the cooks like ya' said. . . But they say. . . We're runnin' low on foods. . ."

    The Circus Master nodded, smiling sadly. "I see, thank you Dexter." She set the small boy down and stroked his head. "Do not fear. . . The Commander and I will handel it soon. First we have a young lady to get to shelter."
    For the first time, the cat boy seemed to notice Kesis.

    "Oh," he said. "What are you?"
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    Post  certifiedjesusfreak on Sat May 26, 2012 9:12 pm

    Kesis gave a small smile. This boy - Dexter, did she call him? - reminded her of -
    No. Don't think like that, Kesis thought, That is behind you...
    "I'm a shape shifter. I change with the will of the mind, my body is as fluid as the water." she recited the lines that Rumple gave her when she first started training with him. Dexter's eyes got a little wider at her words.
    "Woah! Could you change now?!"
    Kesis's smile faltered.
    "Um...no, not right now. There were...people who didn't like me and they made it so I can't change shapes for a little bit." Kesis unwrapped her forearm to reveal the runes that had been carved into her skin with magic. Dexter recoiled in the slightest.
    "Ouch." he commented sagely.
    Kesis nodded.
    "Indeed."
    Dexter looked at her, looked at the Circus Master, looked at the Commander and ran off. The Circus Master exhaled and shook her head.
    "You were good with him."
    "I'm used to small children." Kesis said softly.
    The Circus Master gave her a sideways glance but let it drop.
    "You are a shape-shifter?"
    Kesis nodded.
    "And a runaway?"
    Kesis nodded again.
    "You come from a different world, don't you?"
    Kesis nodded yet again.
    "Transported here to be saved from...what?"
    "Witch burning." Kesis's voice sounded strangled, "The Village Chairman was a user of 'light' magic and made my powers inactive with that rune...that rune...and that one. The others were to make me easier to be subdued...and that one was to cause me extreme pain."
    "Nice guy."
    "Yes...Fairytales aren't just happily ever after."


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    Re: Shape Shifter without a name

    Post  The Circus Master on Sun May 27, 2012 1:32 pm

    The Commander nodded in agreement. "How ture. . ."
    There was a long beat of silence before The Circus Master clapped her hands together, nodding.
    "Right then, lets get Miss Keisi to the dorms, shall we?"

    "Ah. Of courssse, Milday. And you wisssh for me too?"

    "Da, check up on border patrol. . . I have a feeling. ."

    "Right away."
    The Commander bowed to the women before taking his leave.
    "A pleasssure to meet you, Misss Kesssisss. . ."

    ~{*}~

    The Circus Master briskly led the shape shifter to a rather large bulding. The dorms were seperated by gender and then by age. Kesis was placed in a room with five beds, each bed had a dresser and a chest next to it.
    "You will be sharing this room with Zo-Zo Todoke. You may keep any and all personal items here."
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    Post  certifiedjesusfreak on Mon Jun 04, 2012 3:24 pm

    "What personal items?" Kesis muttered darkly, "I was thrown out of my world into this one. I have nothing."
    The Circus Master nodded in agreement.
    "Granted, but if you get any personal effects, keep them here."
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    Post  The Circus Master on Mon Jun 04, 2012 3:29 pm

    Kesis nodded slowly, before she had a chance to speak again, a girl with medium length black hair with silver-streaks enterd the room.

    "Oh! Guten tag, Milady!"

    "Ah, Haschen. I almost forgot. . . kesis, Haschen also sleeps here."

    The German girl offered a friendly smile, nodding. "A pleasure to meet you, Kesis? Right?"
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    Post  certifiedjesusfreak on Mon Jun 04, 2012 6:11 pm

    Kesis nodded, taking the German girl's hand.
    "Not to be rude, but what are you?" Kesis wasn't one for subtleness, her mother always told her that, "And this...Zo-Zo girl? What am I rooming with?"
    Haschen gave her a funny look.
    "Why, I'm German, of course."
    The Circus Master shot her a look.
    "Haschen."
    "Sorry, Milady. I am a dragon anthro, Kesis. Zo-Zo is a Time Traveler. What are you?"
    "I'm a shape shifter."
    Kesis checked the wrappings on her arms. The runes were almost completely gone by now, so she just discarded the cloth. She clenched her fists and closed her eyes. It would take a little bit more focus to shift since she was so weakened, but it should be relatively easy...
    'I am a shape shifter...
    She felt her skin tingle with power. She knew that on the outside, she would look completely normal at this stage.
    I change with the will of the mind...
    The white haired girl imagined her subject. She saw it from all sides and forced her self to take that form.
    My body is as fluid as the water.
    Now is when she would look weird. Of course, this process took maybe 15 seconds, but now her body would be glowing so you couldn't see the change going on underneath.

    The Circus Master blinked, looking at Haschen.
    "Well?"
    Haschen laughed.
    "That's weird. Milady, she looks just like you!"
    The real Circus Master just pressed her lips together.
    "Amusing."
    Kesis went under her transformation to return normal.
    "Sorry, Circus Master. I could not think of another subject."
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    Re: Shape Shifter without a name

    Post  The Circus Master on Mon Jun 04, 2012 6:38 pm

    The Circus Master sighed lightly but nodded. "Understood. Just--"

    "Milady Massster."
    The Commander had reappeared just outside the door, seeming slightly uncomfortable being so close to the gril's dorms.

    "Ly--. . Commander?"

    "Your sssupissconsss about the bordersss were correct. . ."

    "I. . . See. . . I will speak with you shortly."

    The snake-anthro nodded, walking away briskly. The Circus Master turned back to the girls, a bit distracted.
    "Alright. . . Are you hungry, Miss Kesis?"
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    Post  certifiedjesusfreak on Mon Jun 04, 2012 6:53 pm

    "Not particularly, but I suppose I could eat." Kesis admitted. The Circus Master nodded to Haschen.
    "Please show her the way. I have other matters to attend to."
    Haschen pulled a tight salute.
    "Right, Milady!"
    The Circus Master gave a strained smile and turned to find the Commander.
    "Well, this way Kesis. We have a wonderful mess hall..." Kesis let the German girl get far ahead of her. She glanced around, making sure that no one was watching.
    Once her paranoia was soothed, she changed into a small squirrel common to the area and scampered after the Circus Master.

    Her paranoia was great, but so was her curiosity.
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    Re: Shape Shifter without a name

    Post  The Circus Master on Mon Jun 04, 2012 7:13 pm

    It didn't take long to find her, The Circus Master and The Commander strode down the outer rim of the Circus grounds.
    "And you are sure they were a pair looking for Joss?"

    The Commander nodded grimly.
    "A couple of hisss alliesss. The prisssoner isss more trouble then he isss worth. . . We ssshould--"

    "We are not going to kill him. . . Yet. . . "

    ". . . ."

    They walked for a bit longer in silence before The Circus Master stopped.
    "Lynnick?" She said softly.

    "Hm?"

    "Do you truly believe that Joss and this supposed dark fae will prove a threat? And I do mean to more than jut Ice. . ."

    He sighed, shrugging lightly. He was about to answer when he heard a soft snap.
    "Sssomeone isss here."
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    Post  certifiedjesusfreak on Mon Jun 04, 2012 9:54 pm

    Kesis knew that staying hidden would only cause more suspicion. She hesitantly walked out into the clearing...

    The Commander let out a pent-up breath.
    "Jussssssssst a sssquirrel, then, Massssssster."
    The Circus Master nodded.
    "Right..."

    Kesis's little heart was pounding. She could have been caught just then...

    Ah! They were moving! Keep up Kesis!
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    Post  The Circus Master on Sun Jun 10, 2012 2:26 pm

    "About the dark Fae. . ." He continued slowly. "Ssshe is NightSsshade. You've heard of her?"

    "Da. . . From Desereved. . ."

    He nodded, sighing. They lapsed into comfortable silence, pausing at the edge of the dark woods.
    "You underssstand that the ssshapessshifter has been following usss for a while. . "
    The Commander whispered in her ear.

    The Circus Master blinked in slight surprise.
    "Oh. . . I do now."

    He offered her a soft smile before turning back towards the Circus grounds.

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