Project Aubade
Welcome to Project Aubade! Drop by this topic if you are thinking about joining! Thank you!

http://projectaubade.forumotion.com/t62-welcome-to-project-aubade-this-is-what-you-need-to-know


Deep within a lab in Iceland, a new virtual reality project has been launched. The participants, however, were kidnapped. Welcome to the world of Project Aubade.
 
HomePortalCalendarFAQSearchMemberlistUsergroupsRegisterLog in

Share | 
 

 Border of Life [closed]

View previous topic View next topic Go down 
Go to page : Previous  1, 2, 3  Next
AuthorMessage
Echo
Keeper of the Akashic Records
avatar

Posts : 343
Bits : 707
Join date : 2017-03-14

PostSubject: Re: Border of Life [closed]   Thu Apr 27, 2017 7:55 pm

All Callum could do was blink when Shepard hadn't quite given the reaction that he was expecting, instead, playing along with the statement and taking it to the next level. "..." His eyes glossed over for a split second when he was pulled in closer, lips parted as if to say something, but not a word came out. Within the same moment, the blonde fighter had repositioned them from being close to one another to being right back on both of his feet and being spun away, as though they had engaged themselves in a waltz. Opting to widen the distance between them, he let out a few coughs before glancing at the female pair.

... Oh, right. Seeing the scene almost reenacted in front of him, only for the AI to mess up, dropping her partner in a graceless fall. Though Hano was programmed to learn from her experiences, the fact that she had almost copied everything perfectly - almost - throughout the entire scene was enough of an opening for him to make a recovery. "Mr. Whiskers, I believe you're setting a very poor example for Hano. How her innocence has already been corrupted in a mere couple days," he said in between coughs. His hand had found itself right back at his mouth to deafen the sounds, but he found the opportunity to address Hano, gaze giving a vague warning. "You should get used to that body a bit more before you try moving too rapidly."

_________________


Callum · Lilian
Martial Artist + Mage / Third Level ~ Ranger / First Level
Back to top Go down
View user profile
Kitty

avatar

Posts : 214
Bits : 244
Join date : 2017-04-13
Age : 88
Location : Indiana - The only place where you get all four seasons in a week

PostSubject: Re: Border of Life [closed]   Thu Apr 27, 2017 8:06 pm

Mackenzie let out a soft gasp as Hano suddenly swept her up into the same position as her brother had just done so with Callum. Her grasp was just barely strong enough to support her, and Mackenzie had been caught off guard so she couldn't exactly support herself. As Hano's green hair seemed to cascade downwards towards Kenzie, her own blonde locks seemed to follow suit, as the colors turned from the green to blonde towards the forest floor.

To the eye, the colors blended rather beautifully. But they were soon parted as Mackenzie quickly found herself on the forest floor. Again, another gasp, this time a small pained squeak following suit. Afterwards though, she just giggled. "It's okay Hano. Although,
the phrase 'fuck off' doesn't really have a positive connotation with everyone."
She offered the AI a wink and a smile, getting to her feet.

She also had grasped Hano's hands and stood up with her, being sure the AI seemed undamaged before taking the position her brother just had. They both had certainly learned to waltz, and a grin beamed on the girl's face. "Let me be the one, m'lady~ Follow my lead." Completely ignoring her brother and Callum, she swept the AI into a graceful dance.

Making sure Hano was able to follow her steps, Mackenzie took time to dance around the forest. Grace followed every step before she slowed to a stop, finally dipping the rather pretty AI into a position much like how the boys had just done. The only difference was, Mackenzie was able to support Hano and didn't actually drop her to the floor. "Now this is how things are supposed to go." Sweeping Hano back upright, she guided the girl into a twirl.

ooc; sorry for the minor powerplay of Hano / the progression of events. but Kenzie needed to waltz with Hano.
Back to top Go down
View user profile http://pokefarm.com/user/Bayx
Splotch

avatar

Posts : 100
Bits : 294
Join date : 2017-04-13
Age : 17
Location : Arizona--Satan's Armpit

PostSubject: Re: Border of Life [closed]   Fri Apr 28, 2017 12:19 am

Shepard's head was turned to the side, watching Hano try and replicate what he had done to Callum. Just the thought of her copying him was funny enough, but dropping Kenzie onto the muddy ground was cause for hysterical laughter. Had it been anyone else, Shepard would not have laughed as hard. Though because it was his sister--he had all the rights in the world. A tear rolled down the side of his face from the sheer amount of laughter. The fighter, brushed it away with the side of his hand, only to have another to fall. Shepard grabbed his tan cloak from behind him, using it to wipe it from his face.

It only faded when Kenzie proceeded to show off her skill of dancing. She proceeded to spin and sway with Hano along side. He smirked their way. "Quit showing off, ZeeZee. You will make Callum feel inadequate." And to which Shepard responded to Callum with a cheeky look. "Who said that was a bad thing? She didn't know dipping was a thing until now~" He offered, a grin spreading across his whiskered cheeks.

_________________

「 · s h e p a r d · f i g h t e r
「 · b e e c h e r · r a n g e r
☆「C H A R A C T E R · P A G E S」☆
Back to top Go down
View user profile
Jay
Admin
avatar

Posts : 315
Bits : 173
Join date : 2017-03-14
Age : 19

PostSubject: Re: Border of Life [closed]   Fri Apr 28, 2017 12:33 am

Hano was still hung up about the dip, even at Mackenzie's reassurance. Her code was firing contradictions. She was supposed to help people, but she quite possibly put someone in danger. This was her world, yet she was being cruel to its subjects. She had to be more perfect, she had to not make mistakes, this could never happen again, if that happened again she could be replaced, how could she avoid that again--

The AI was in a daze when Mackenzie took her by the hand. She followed the waltz wordlessly, but without much movement on her behalf, unsure what was going on. Was this just a fancy way of moving her? She was surely not taking a good route. Hano looked at Mackenzie's face, studying it, but the dance made her mind calm. The contradictions were put in the recycling bin. They required too much processing power.

The dip started her, but it was a familiar startle. She knew what a dip was. She came out of the twirl with a serene silence, an open mouth that had been so the entire dance. Through her confusion, her long process of what happened, her eyes reflected the moon.

_________________
| - site administrator - |

*✧・゚:Rory Kennedy - rouge |
| lancer - Wolfgang Pearson*:・゚✧
*✧・゚:Ellison Alvey - fighter |
Back to top Go down
View user profile http://projectaubade.forumotion.com
Echo
Keeper of the Akashic Records
avatar

Posts : 343
Bits : 707
Join date : 2017-03-14

PostSubject: Re: Border of Life [closed]   Fri Apr 28, 2017 1:03 am

「 I̸̵͏̻̳̦̯͎̻̞̯̮͈̠n̵̛̻̮̣̤͙͚̤͓̹͙̪̟̥̤͡a͡҉͖̜̻̪͡d̴̡̻̲͙͚͈̙̭͚͕̟̬͘͢ę̶̵̷͍̞̜̞͖͔́q̷̢̛̘͍͔̹͓̻̤̙͍͚̙̯͇̭͞ù̢͉̭͔̤̯̗͝͞a̸̴̸̼̤͉͇̘̰͘͝ͅt̵̢̧̫̼̦̺͉͕͍̱͓̗͖̟̱͕̬̘̥̗̀͠e͘͏̶͈̪̣͇̲̮̹͍̞̦̤͞ͅ.̵̨̨͎̤͈͓̫͔͓̺͘͘.͏҉͖̙̪̗̦̱͇̟̲̪̺͍̼̺̀͟͟.̷̴̣̳̩͙̥̰̘̯̪̩͘  」


Something about the word threw him off. It was indeterminable for now, but one pair of fingers had come up to clutch his side, his eyes lacking more luster than before. He had stopped breathing momentarily yet in the same second, he halfheartedly scoffed, "If I were inadequate, you'd be as well, by association." Quickly regaining his smile, Callum peered back at Mackenzie and Hano, watching as the blonde ranger led the AI in each of the movements, taking the care and caution that the world's goddess had failed to account for previously. Or, that was what it appeared to be. He was looking past them.

He didn't know how to dance, but he could pick it up from watching Hano. That much, he was capable of. Callum stepped in front of Shepard, bowing, and held his hand out in offering. "Do you want to let them outdo us then?" This wasn't his original intention from coming out into the forest, but seeing as Hano was content with it for now, he couldn't protest. Playing along was all he could do, and in the process, he might as well pick up a useful skill or two.

_________________


Callum · Lilian
Martial Artist + Mage / Third Level ~ Ranger / First Level
Back to top Go down
View user profile
Kitty

avatar

Posts : 214
Bits : 244
Join date : 2017-04-13
Age : 88
Location : Indiana - The only place where you get all four seasons in a week

PostSubject: Re: Border of Life [closed]   Sat Apr 29, 2017 7:46 am

Mackenzie made sure her dance partner spun away safely, before she turned to the boys. She made sure to glance at Hano every now and again, though. "Showing off? My dear brother, I was merely showing Hano the beauty of dance." That was the truth, and because if she knew anything about how AI worked, they learned by correction. Shouldn't Hano know both sides of a whole? That way she could do either part, if she were to be asked to waltz again.

"Shep, you know Ma made sure to teach us how to dance this with grace. I bid you luck~" Her own whiskered grin spread. While her 'whiskers' were more faint then her brothers, they could definitely be seen. She gave a bow to the boys, interest sparkling as she awaited what would come of this. From the look of how they stood, Callum would be taking the lead.

As Mackenzie kept her spot by Hano, watching the girl silently fill in the information, Mackenzie once more took her hand. Something about Hano's soft grasp was just relaxing in the otherwise arguably frightening forest.
Back to top Go down
View user profile http://pokefarm.com/user/Bayx
Splotch

avatar

Posts : 100
Bits : 294
Join date : 2017-04-13
Age : 17
Location : Arizona--Satan's Armpit

PostSubject: Re: Border of Life [closed]   Sun Apr 30, 2017 5:34 pm

"I guess so." Shepard responded to Callum crossing his arms as he watched the two finish up their dance. Hano looking quite dazed. "I guess we have to, Callum." The fighter held out his hand for him to take. Soon enough, Shepard took the lead, contradicting his sister's thoughts about who would take the lead. The dance was similar to Mackenzie's, as they had learned from the same person. All the while, Shepard would cast amused glances at the two standing on the sidelines paired with his tongue sticking out at his sibling during multiple occasions. Soon enough it was over, and the blond did a bow paired with a cheeky grin. "I think Callum was a great dancing partner." Came a matter of factly voice. I ought to remind you that you were awful in the begining, ZeeZee."

_________________

「 · s h e p a r d · f i g h t e r
「 · b e e c h e r · r a n g e r
☆「C H A R A C T E R · P A G E S」☆
Back to top Go down
View user profile
Jay
Admin
avatar

Posts : 315
Bits : 173
Join date : 2017-03-14
Age : 19

PostSubject: Re: Border of Life [closed]   Sun Apr 30, 2017 6:06 pm

Hano held onto Mackenzie's hand hard, rubbing her bangs with the other. As they'd been dancing, eyes had arrived to watch from afar. They were yellow glints in the darkness of the plantlife, peering out into the open clearing. Hano noticed them in no time. The conversation drifted away from them as the pale-skinned girl focused her glance to the bushes, and smiled. She let go of the twin's hand, her palm cool in the air, and began to walk forward.

She kneeled down once she got close enough to the owly glares, and put out a hand. Her hair whipped around her cheeks, but the girl continued to smile. There was a rustle, a falling of a few stray leaves, and then a face popped out. A brave fawni showed itself. Its upturned snout probed her slender fingers, and promptly ran its furry face over her nails. It only made her smile wider.

"Isn't it cute?" Hano didn't want to turn from the tiny creature, consumed by its eyes. They were large golden ovals, a quarter of its face. Its small mouth gave a sheepish purr as it looked up at her. There was a feeling in her chest that she'd never felt before, a swirling that sent shockwaves to her bones. She wanted to move her arms, but she didn't know where she wanted to move them to. She wanted to say words, but none seemed to come to her registry.

Was it unease? She was too happy to be uneasy, but there was certainly some restraint.

"I want to squeeze it," the girl announced in a low voice. She put her hands out for both of its sides, but the creature jumped, and almost tripped over itself scuttling back into the bush. Hano went forward, falling on her hands trying to soothe it with clicks of her tongue, but the gesture was solidified. The eyes watched her again from afar. She stayed there on her knees, her graceful palms in the mud yet clean, on her face the hooked brows of guilt.

_________________
| - site administrator - |

*✧・゚:Rory Kennedy - rouge |
| lancer - Wolfgang Pearson*:・゚✧
*✧・゚:Ellison Alvey - fighter |
Back to top Go down
View user profile http://projectaubade.forumotion.com
Echo
Keeper of the Akashic Records
avatar

Posts : 343
Bits : 707
Join date : 2017-03-14

PostSubject: Re: Border of Life [closed]   Sun Apr 30, 2017 6:56 pm

While he wasn't quite sure what he would've done if he had taken the lead, the question remained unanswered when Shepard played leader instead, beginning the waltz. Quick reflex and intuition allowed him to swiftly catch onto the dance steps, how each sequence linked with the next, and the way each leg was supposed to move in succession of the other. Here and there, he'd slip up and nearly lose his balance, but it didn't take long to figure out. A strong beat followed by two weak beats before starting over, endlessly repeating. Viriscent hues gently curved in with gold, the pair working side by side with one another with the staccato notes of the knife.

The rhythm of the waltz went undisturbed, but Callum had likened it to the choreography of combat. Each action taken was in response to the partner. It was more flexible, allowed for the unpredictable at times, yet it kept a consistent tempo. It was... interesting. Once they had finished, Callum returned Shepard's gesture. He contemplated on whether to say something, but before he could come to a solid conclusion, Hano had gone elsewhere.

A fawni. Yellow-green eyes blankly watched the scene unfold in front of him, doing nothing to stop Hano before she ultimately scared it off. Whispering a very quiet "やれやれ。" under his breath, Callum walked up to Hano, took a glance at her for a brief second before opting to do nothing.

Meek honey eyes continued to peer at them, the red glowing at its chest with a gentle ferocity. Roots enveloped its entire body, as though it were a tree itself, the branches shooting off from its head where rosy pink petals clung onto it feverishly, like a lifeline. Brushes of grass entwined its arms, and if one looked carefully, another set of eye-like features could be seen on its forehead.

"It's not that cute." The way he said it made it sound as though he had repeated those words multiple times, a hint of boredom in his tone. He wasn't as great with the First Level creatures as Hano was, and he didn't have any reason to change that. He just had to know some things about them to pass off the information, if necessary. That was all.

_________________


Callum · Lilian
Martial Artist + Mage / Third Level ~ Ranger / First Level
Back to top Go down
View user profile
Kitty

avatar

Posts : 214
Bits : 244
Join date : 2017-04-13
Age : 88
Location : Indiana - The only place where you get all four seasons in a week

PostSubject: Re: Border of Life [closed]   Mon May 01, 2017 7:16 pm

Deciding to disregard the comment made by her brother, Mackenzie's attention was allured back to Hano when her hand left her grasp. A frown caressed the edge of the whiskered twins' lips, and she made her way in the same path that Hano had. However, she kept herself a few paces back. Kneeling down, almost in respect to the creature, she watched as it interacted with the AI. It was somewhat interesting. To Mackenzie, Hano was almost a human and a creature one in the same. That was probably why it came up towards Hano, they were both creatures unable to escape this world.

Her cerulean eyes gazed with interest as it seemed to hold interest, before quickly jumping back with unease. Once more, Hano was on the ground, her palms in mud. It was like she was a newborn deer and still had yet to even be able to walk properly.

Slowly moving in a circle around the fawni, whom she still hoped not to alarm further, Mackenzie made a soft click of her tongue. It wasn't loud as it normally would be, but rather soft, as if she were lightly rap-tap-tapping her nails on a piece of wood or plastic. Hopefully it might allure the creature towards her? Its tree-like pattern embraced Mackenzie's curiosity full swing. What did it feel like?

Callum's comment made Mackenzie toss a raised-eyebrow look his way. It wasn't a glare, but more of a Really now? Type of gaze. The way the fawni's red chest seemed to softly illuminate the area around it was rather beautiful, and the moonlight only furthered that majestic projection.
Back to top Go down
View user profile http://pokefarm.com/user/Bayx
Splotch

avatar

Posts : 100
Bits : 294
Join date : 2017-04-13
Age : 17
Location : Arizona--Satan's Armpit

PostSubject: Re: Border of Life [closed]   Tue May 02, 2017 8:40 pm

Shepard watched Hano interact with the Fawni, his own blue eyes looking back at the group that hid along the shadows. As soon as the creature hurried away, Shepard stooped to Hano's side, his eyes following her stare towards the creatures. "To be fair, I think they are pretty cute. Do you think they are house trained?" He wondered, wrapping a finger around a blade of grass and plucked it from the ground. "I'm asking for a friend." He added as an afterthought, grinning cheekily.

_________________

「 · s h e p a r d · f i g h t e r
「 · b e e c h e r · r a n g e r
☆「C H A R A C T E R · P A G E S」☆
Back to top Go down
View user profile
Jay
Admin
avatar

Posts : 315
Bits : 173
Join date : 2017-03-14
Age : 19

PostSubject: Re: Border of Life [closed]   Wed May 03, 2017 9:04 pm

Hano still seemed down, despite their comments and Shepard's grin. It ran away from her. She was their god, in a way, but she scared her own subject. The girl got up front her squat, her gaze in pieces, and she brought it up to Callum. Her tongue in her cheek, the girl twisted her body, and her foot came to meet the revolution, a kick landing across the "boy's" face in full force. She landed unsteadily, but her brow was furrowed and angry.

"Don't say that again," she said. Her voice seemed an octave lower.

_________________
| - site administrator - |

*✧・゚:Rory Kennedy - rouge |
| lancer - Wolfgang Pearson*:・゚✧
*✧・゚:Ellison Alvey - fighter |
Back to top Go down
View user profile http://projectaubade.forumotion.com
Echo
Keeper of the Akashic Records
avatar

Posts : 343
Bits : 707
Join date : 2017-03-14

PostSubject: Re: Border of Life [closed]   Wed May 03, 2017 9:26 pm

He noticed Mackenzie look his way, but the gesture was ignored; whether or not he understood what she was trying to convey there or not was indeterminable. The three of them seemed so enamored by the creature and the supposed cuteness that it had. What was so special about it anyway? It was just a bunch of code, programmed to look adorable and act timid, and it didn't have the same sort of artificial intelligence capacity that Hano and the other gatekeepers appeared to have. There wasn't anything that important about it, and Callum crossed his arms with Shepard's remark. "I highly doubt they--" His voice was cut off when he saw Hano getting up from where she previously was.

Expression blank and smile unwavering, he effortlessly moved his upper torso out of the way, not taking her attack seriously as her heel scarcely grazed his cheek. Ah, she was furious with him. Callum sighed, "I beg your pardon?" Flippant as he was, he reached up to readjust his scarf once more, tilting his head to the side and pretending to take a moment to reconsider his words. "Have you ever heard of freedom of speech? It's quite a hit among millennials."

_________________


Callum · Lilian
Martial Artist + Mage / Third Level ~ Ranger / First Level


Last edited by Echo on Mon May 08, 2017 7:42 pm; edited 1 time in total
Back to top Go down
View user profile
Kitty

avatar

Posts : 214
Bits : 244
Join date : 2017-04-13
Age : 88
Location : Indiana - The only place where you get all four seasons in a week

PostSubject: Re: Border of Life [closed]   Thu May 04, 2017 10:57 am

"Guys, shhh!"

Mackenzie had thrown her head back once more towards the quarreling people, and AI. Her hands were still outstretched, her frame still crouched. She spoke sharply towards them, but still in a rather hushed tone. The Fawni had turned towards her, the creature constantly keeping a wary gaze on the others. Any sign of agitation that Mackenzie had towards the others was gone the moment her gaze was back at the creature, a smile curling her whiskered cheeks.

She held her palms up and towards the Fawni, who slowly approached her. Its almond-shaped eyes looked at her with curiosity, and hesitance filled its step. Mackenzie couldn't blame the innocent creature, it having just been frightened by her 'friends' moments before. Well, more specifically, the AI.

Mackenzie tried to keep her gaze on its red 'heart,' but she used her peripheral vision to watch its eyes. She watched the glow come closer to her, before feeling the soft brush of its head. All of the others were in their own world, and Mackenzie was suddenly just with the Fawni. It was soft... Strangely soft, in contrast to its wood-like appearance. A grin swept onto her cheeks, and she let her one hand slowly brush over its head. Hearing the creature's soft purr-like sound, it was hard to suppress a quiet chuckle. "Hello, little one." Her voice was like a soft hum.
Back to top Go down
View user profile http://pokefarm.com/user/Bayx
Splotch

avatar

Posts : 100
Bits : 294
Join date : 2017-04-13
Age : 17
Location : Arizona--Satan's Armpit

PostSubject: Re: Border of Life [closed]   Sun May 07, 2017 1:59 pm

Shepard recoiled as Hano lept up next to him and swung her heel at Callum. Her anger shocked the blond. It was only Callum's opinion, what's the issue? Slowly, Shepard stood up, holding both hands out with palms forward. "Callum has a right to his own opinions, Hano." The fighter defended the other 'player', although he didn't necessarily agree with that. "As do you." Shepard added, smiling earnestly.

Eyes flickered over to Kenzie, who had attracted the creature's attention. Hastily, he glanced back at Hano--knowing she might get upset at the fact that the fawni had run away from her but walked towards his sister. Biting his lip, Shepard glanced back and forth.

_________________

「 · s h e p a r d · f i g h t e r
「 · b e e c h e r · r a n g e r
☆「C H A R A C T E R · P A G E S」☆
Back to top Go down
View user profile
Sponsored content




PostSubject: Re: Border of Life [closed]   

Back to top Go down
 
Border of Life [closed]
View previous topic View next topic Back to top 
Page 2 of 3Go to page : Previous  1, 2, 3  Next
 Similar topics
-
» Bro Life (closed for Aia)
» New life (closed social)
» The secret life of Fairies book 1 Banished
» Kovu: Life of Scars
» Post yourself in real life!

Permissions in this forum:You cannot reply to topics in this forum
Project Aubade :: First Level - The Valley :: Maeko Forest-
Jump to: