Post by *Nightwhisper on Oct 1, 2019 22:22:16 GMT -5
He's taken off his shoes and one of his socks and... Actually, I think he's crying.
Muse A is a witch attending college, living far away from their overbearing family for the very first time. They grew up in a strict, secretive household and are thankful for their newfound freedom. Muse A likes to party, meet new people, and generally do all of the things that their parents never allowed them to before.
Muse B is an unsuspecting human who gets dragged into the supernatural world by discovering some long-lost family traits that they had no clues about. Whether their ancestors were shapeshifters, werewolves or witches, it turns out that Muse B, who is socially awkward and honestly kind of lonely, is not quite as human as they first thought.
Desperate for answers and not knowing who to ask, Muse B seeks out the party-goer, social butterfly that is Muse A. Trusting only the bizarre rumors they’ve heard down the grapevine, Muse B confesses everything to the stranger in the hopes that Muse A will be able to help.
What lies ahead for the pair? Will they work together to solve the odd history of Muse B’s lineage? Could their differences bring them together as friends or something more? College was difficult enough without the supernatural getting in the way.
Andromeda “Romi” Nightingale - Nineteen - WitchAndromeda comes from an old family of highly esteemed, traditional witches that don’t take very kindly to outsiders. Having lived a sheltered life until inevitably moving away for college, she relishes in her newfound freedom and enjoys doing whatever she likes. Average height for a woman, she’s five foot four and has a slightly curvy body build, though she’s not all that thin. Her skin is darkly tanned and sun-kissed, splattered with freckles across her nose and cheeks, as well as her shoulders and arms. Cut short and unmanageably curly, Romi’s hair is a dark red-ish brown and brushes just below her ears. Sporting common traits in her family, she has a small nose and upturned blue-gray eyes.
Romi prefers to wear some feminine clothes, such as jean shorts and crop tops, but she’s not a big fan of skirts or dresses. She does spend a lot of time on her carefully applied makeup and picking out the perfect jewelry, though. Around her neck, she wears a necklace of a butterfly pendant, which is an old family heirloom.
Apart from being a social butterfly and party animal, Romi is snarky and opinionated. She speaks her mind and isn’t afraid to put her foot down. While not usually rude, she doesn’t have a problem standing up for herself or others. However, she can be reckless and very short-tempered. One thing she doesn’t tolerate is being pushed around by anyone at all, period, so she’s been known to start a fight or two, perhaps for the wrong reasons. Most of the time, she’s bubbly and aloof, the kind of person that will talk to anyone if given the chance.
There isn’t much to note about Derek, however, he is a person that you remember easily. He has brown hair and smoky blue-grey eyes, and stands around 5’10”. His skin isn’t pale, but it isn’t exactly tan either. It’s somewhere in the middle. Across his skin are the scars that are the testament of his childhood. Most can't be seen due to his clothing, but his back mainly is scored with the beatings of a drunk father. Usually he wears jeans and a loose t-shirt with a necklace of small wooden beads. Derek is the kind of person who tries not to get too upset about anything. Key word is try. Despite the hardships of an abusive childhood, somehow the boy walked away with a kind demeanor. He tries to find the positive in everyone and everything, always giving people the benefit of the doubt unless they prove themselves to be bad people. If they are good, then he will be a loyal friend, always willing to lend a hand to those who need help or a shoulder to lean on. Yet he is not all whole and well. The boy is troubled with panic attacks. Triggered by stress or overwhelming emotions, he will have a moment of uncontrollable anxiety and fear that lasts anywhere between thirty seconds to two minutes. However, this is only one side of the coin for him. Derek has multiple personalities, or really, just two, for the moment anyway. This has a huge impact on how he interacts with the world and people around him since he really can't control when he switches between personalities. One minute he will be Derek, and the next he will be Sam or Winter, different parts to the whole of his being. It's hard for him to be out in public sometimes, and, since he can sometimes be aware of what the other "person" is doing, he is often times embarrassed when he has this shifts.
Sam is Derek's second personality. Created, unknowingly, when the boy was five, Sam is very much like a younger version of Derek. The child that never got to be. The purpose of Sam was more of a defense attempt during his father's drunken or angry state. Forever stuck at age six, Sam is the embodiment of six year old Derek, never growing up even if Derek does. He functions on the basic levels any normal six year old would. His concepts of right and wrong the same due to being part of a partner system, but he is single-minded and all education he should have obtained is completely forgotten. It's as if he were to step back in time yet kept his current body. Sam is a lovable little guy, but he is extremely unstable mentally. He is skittish and terrified of most adults, especially men, and most of the time, he's the one who gets the majority of the panic attacks. He clings to those he trusts the most, getting very upset whenever they have to leave or he can't see them. If anyone takes on an angry tone, the boy will retreat into himself, shying away from that person and trying to make himself as small and invisible as possible.
Winter is the complete opposite of Derek. As the protector of the system, he is the one that stands up for the others. He's the skeptical, cynical, and entrusting of the bunch. He is not the friendliest of people. If he believes you mean the system harm, then he will make it clear that you best stay away or else. He is not a stranger to fights, and will likely start one just to prove his point. If you have proven that you can be trusted, then he won't be as horrible towards you. Still distant and cold, but bearable. Winter's sole reason was to protect the system, and to do so, he took the worst of the memories of their abusive childhood. For years, he was actually the host for the system, meaning he was the person who controlled the body the most. He took the worst of the brutality of Derek's father and locked them away so the others couldn't access them, and he plans to keep it that way. Because of this, he's got no patience with other people. There are some things that he believed were best for Derek, and especially Sam, to never know of. Secrets that would only add more stress to their lives, and do more harm than good.
Void's appearance is heavily inspired by Talesin Jaffe's character Mollymauk from Critical Role's second D&D campaign.