chameleonshadow: (i'm the nightmare in your skull)
[Kilian]

Really. Still nothing?

You really are proving to be a pack of true imbeciles. Would you like to hear about how little Arwen trusted me utterly? How even when the knife broke her skin, she still gazed up at me with eyes that asked "why?" How each of you were so eagerly played, desperate to mistrust each other! Jayne wants to be loved, Arwen wants to be special, Aiden wants to be angry, and not a one of them truly cares about Marias at all.

Puffins? Bald eagles? Or what about whooping cranes? Come now. Play with me.
chameleonshadow: (i'm the nightmare in your skull)
[Kilian]

Really. Still nothing?

Puffins? Bald eagles? Or what about whooping cranes? You really are proving to be a pack of true imbeciles.
chameleonshadow: (Default)
Oh, fine. I suppose macaws are a little too obscure, aren't they?

What about cardinals, then?
chameleonshadow: (your tears are all the pay i ever need)
Oh, you're all far too adorable. Fine, just a little tidbit, my little ones.

Have you ever heard of the scarlet macaw?
chameleonshadow: (i'm the dagger in your back)
[Kilian]

So you're finally on your way. Ah, I'm looking forward to this, really. It's been so long, Marias. And you're even bringing your friends, just as I hoped.
chameleonshadow: (Default)
[Filter: Aiden, in Kilian]

Ah, the poor thing.

I think I finally broke him. Pity, and he's been such a joy all these years. I was beginning to wonder if it were possible.
chameleonshadow: (your tears are all the pay i ever need)
[Filter: Marias, in Kilian]

He's dead this morning, is he?

Well. What a surprise.
chameleonshadow: (Default)
[Filter: Marias, in Kilian]

My, so very cooperative lately, my love. I barely even know who you are. It seems that every question I ask, you have an answer to, and everything I want you to do for me, you're willing to do.

Does the plight of your fellow man suddenly concern you so very much? What happened to the lone wolf who'd fight me with every breath no matter who it hurt?
chameleonshadow: (your tears are all the pay i ever need)
[Filter: Marias, in Kilian]

Now, what a peculiar expression you're wearing today, everytime I go up there. It's almost as if you want to ask me a question, but that can't be right. You, approaching me, with something other than murder in your eyes? How could this be?

I'm so curious.
chameleonshadow: (your tears are all the pay i ever need)
[Filter: Marias, in Kilian]

Have you decided yet?
chameleonshadow: (Default)
[Filter: Marias, in Kilian]

Well, now. Our guest is finally peacefully asleep, no more forest demons or magic terrors haunting him and making him rave madly.

Perhaps you'd like to learn a little more about him?
chameleonshadow: (your tears are all the pay i ever need)
[Filter: Marias, in Kilian]

Now, are you feeling more cooperative, today?

I still don't understand so much of your strange little delusion, and there are so many questions I want to ask about it. Please, do spare a bit of time for my curiousity today, lovely.
chameleonshadow: (Default)
[Filter: Marias]

I'll take the fact that you managed a ghost of a glare at me this morning when I brought you breakfast as an indication that you're starting to drift into your own mind again. I've waited long enough to talk to you.
chameleonshadow: (your tears are all the pay i ever need)
[Filter: Tori, in Kilian]

I spoke to your friend, recently. Well, wrote, that is. Aiden, is it?
chameleonshadow: (Default)
[Filter: Private, in Kilian]

Well, of course, Marias. In your perfect little fantasy version of history, Tori always loathed me. She knew right from the start that I was cracked and flawed and twisted. She never competed roughly with all other locals for the chance to be my student, she was never overcome by my charm and charisma, never sought to impress me with single-minded attention, and never quickly gave herself over to me when I offered it. In your version of the story, Tori was savvy, smart, and always knew there was something off about me.

Amusing, really.

It's been a lovely few months. I feel as if I've opened so strange new door, and inside is filled with so many tomes of knowledge I can't even fathom them all. And I've taken my time, poured over the introductory texts, familiarized myself with what I'm facing.

I think it's time to delve a little deeper.

[Filter: Aiden, in Kilian]

I really did have so much fun the last time we played together. Offering you that choice, having you bring an innocent man and lay him at my feet in exchange for your darling sister ... it didn't all work out the way I'd imagined, but I had no regrets. I like you, Aiden, more than most of my friends. I feel there's so much to you that I can learn from.

I have a proposition for another game. No worries, it doesn't involve you bringing Arwen to me. In fact, there's little personal risk to yourself. But you fascinate me, and I'm curious what actions you might take, given options.

You may have noticed me having a little amusement at your sister's expense. Harmless, really, except for confusing the dear little thing. I want to see how far I can take this.
chameleonshadow: (i'm the nightmare in your skull)
[Filter: Private, in Kilian]

Fascinating.

He truly thinks that he is her. Somehow, he has managed to convince himself that he was the one who died at my hands that night, and his beloved Tori lives on in his stead. How could he have done such a thing? And if he is able, why does he not go through life, every day, lost in his fantasy, playing the role of "Tori" for random passersby?

It's as if he's changed himself to become his fantasy.

It's ... amazing.

What could it be like to feel so strongly that your emotions warp the very stitches of your reality? His feelings for her, his love, his guilt, his self-loathing, his regret, they've all come together to change the truth. To remake history.

Tori lives. Marias dies.

How has he managed to pull this off?

Oh, I'm dying to know.
chameleonshadow: (Default)
[Filter: Private, in Kilian]

He seems ... different.

Not his usual blank stares and empty, repetitive statements, that sweet music I always achieve when I break him down to the simplest parts. I was looking forward to that. Relishing every step along the way.

This is not that. This is something new.

His voice has almost a completely different cadence. His mannerisms are different. He doesn't even speak with the same words. He's almost like a completely different person, but ...

There's something familiar.

How interesting.

[Filter: Marias, in Kilian]

Now just what, my love, is the matter with you today? You seem considerably more broken than you have lately. Can't you confide your troubles in a dear old friend?
chameleonshadow: (Default)
[Filter: Marias, in Kilian]

This is amusing, I'll admit. I can't help but wonder how you found the energy to break away like this. I thought you were looking a little beaten, my pet.

Tell me, what has the forest shown you, so far? Anything pretty? You shouldn't be so confident in your abilities to find the road, not after months of madness. You may have jumped out of the pot and into the fire, you know.
chameleonshadow: (your tears are all the pay i ever need)
[Filter: Private, in Kilian]

Oh, just look at your darting, desperate little bunnyrabbit eyes, my pet. Muscles tensing everytime the door opens. Glancing about for blind spots. You're so terrified, so driven to a new sort of breaking that you'd do anything to get out from under my tender hands and loving mouth, wouldn't you?

You'll try and run, I see that now.

It could be fun, to see you go, for a day. Perhaps two. To have you think that you're safe, and meanwhile, be stalking you through the haunted forest. I'd risk what it would show me, to have it show you something far worse. But it will be worth it, you'll think, because you'll be free.

And then, to close the trap, and bring you back.

Would that break you? And if I continued, once you were broken? What then?

Do try to run, my love. I'll be waiting.

I feel as if we're getting to know one another again, for the very first time. You amaze me.
chameleonshadow: (your tears are all the pay i ever need)
[Filter: Marias]

And how are you feeling this afternoon, my love?
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