Shoreline High - Bathrooms.   Posted by Corax.Group: 0
Corax
 GM, 5 posts
 a raven's black eye
 hides a devious mind
Thu 5 Apr 2018
at 16:37
Shoreline High - Bathrooms
A refuge for smokers, ditchers, the bullied and the criers. The facilities may be old, but they are clean and well maintained.
Cyrus Erinyes
 The Witch, 9 posts
Wed 25 Apr 2018
at 23:52
Shoreline High - Bathrooms
Leaving the assembly, Cy ducks away from the crowds of people and heads to one of the older parts of the school. Fewer people come this way, so his chances of getting caught are less. He ducks into the men's room and takes one of the stalls.

Inside, Cy pulls out his wallet and then peels his jeans down to his ankles and sits on the toilet so that if anyone comes in it won't look suspicious. What was that with the projector? He thumbs through his wallet, at last pulling out his old library card from before he moved. The Ravenman stories might not be true, but that wasn't just some prank. He's taped a razor blade to the back of the card and he pries it off, careful not to cut himself. Not yet.

Whatever it is, someone is fucking with us. They fucked with Kyle. A small part of Cy's brain questions if he is overreacting. A few months ago, it would have been a much larger part of his brain. But... things have changed. For all he knows, the Ravenman stories really are true. And either way, Victoria is going to ask him about it as soon as she finds him, so he needs to know what was going on.

He begins the recitation. Just names, really-- subvocalizations, little more than a tremor in his throat. He had practiced for hours with the woman on the phone, never saying a word, but she had still screamed at him each time he mispronounced something in his thoughts. It doesn't take much blood: he rubs his thumb over the inside of his  left thigh, just below the cuff of his briefs, and then the razor. Quick.

The trick is to not actually think about the question, just about the names and the blood. The metal is cold and then hot. He closes his eyes. His consciousness slips into the drop of blood and rolls with it, away.

OOC:
16:47, Today: Secret Roll: Cyrus Erinyes rolled 9 using 2d6+1.  Gaze into the Abyss (Dark 1).

Corax
 GM, 33 posts
 a raven's black eye
 hides a devious mind
Sat 28 Apr 2018
at 02:13
Shoreline High - Bathrooms
Blood flows down dripping onto the floor and your head swirls. Your heart pounds in your ears and you are transfixed by the flow of blood. As you stare, the blood begins to form pictures... first is the horrific Ravenman, unmistakable though rendered in blood. It's cold eyes peer back at you, sending a deathly chill through your being. Then the blood shifts... to a trailer surrounded by trees, you are filled with loneliness. Finally the blood streams into the shape of a pentagram and for a moment, any darkness in your being rises to the surface, filling you with a dark dread before dissipating. before it oozes back to a formless puddle on the stall floor.

This message was last edited by the GM at 02:16, Sat 28 Apr 2018.

Victoria Patterson
 The Chosen, 10 posts
 Chosen
Sat 28 Apr 2018
at 04:51
Shoreline High - Bathrooms
Victoria tailed Cyrus toward the bathrooms, but couldn't catch up before he vanished into the forbidden territory of the men's room, so she planted herself against a nearby wall to wait for him. She heaved an aggravated sigh while she waited, glancing around, pretending to examine her nails, trying her absolute damnedest to look casual.

Eventually, as Cyrus stubbornly refused to come out where she could interrogate him about the monstrous visage from the assembly, she grew impatient (total elapsed time: maybe thirty seconds) and knocked on the men's room door, first politely, then insistently, eventually adding a hauntingly high-pitched plea of "Cyyyyyruuuuus.... come out to plaaaaaaaaay...." into the routine.

When even her Warriors reference failed to produce immediate results, she sighed and called to the other side of the door plaintively, "C'mon, man! I just wanna talk about that video! Help a girl out, Cy! If I'm not talking to you, I have to go to class... come on, you wouldn't do that to me, would you?"
Cyrus Erinyes
 The Witch, 10 posts
Mon 30 Apr 2018
at 03:15
Shoreline High - Bathrooms
Cy's heart leaps to his throat, and his focus returns just as the pentagram dissolves into a sticky puddle. A shout boils out of his throat and he lurches off the toilet, landing in the blood. Everything's cold. He's alone in the forest at night. Cold. Alone. Scared.

Cold.

His body clenches, snarling his legs in his jeans, and his eyes burn with tears. Somewhere he hears a voice shouting at him. Victoria's voice. Blood and tiles and trees. A trailer and blood. Blood. The Ravenman.

"Fuck." His vision clears and Cy takes a long, shuddering breath. He's in the old bathrooms at Shoreline. Victoria is shouting for his attention from outside. His briefs are sticky with blood and his thigh is throbbing in time with his heart. He pushes himself onto his hands and knees and sees the razor lying on the floor. "Fuck," and then louder, "H-hang on, Vic. I-- I'll just be-- just-- fuck. Gimme a second." He's embarrassed by the way his voice cracks.

Retrieving the razor blade, Cy grips the toilet and levers himself to his feet. He grabs a wad of toilet paper one-handed and starts mopping up the blood while fumbling to pull up his jeans with the other. His brain is still on the trailer. On the Ravenman.

By the time Cy leaves the bathroom, he has the shaking mostly under control. Blood is running down his leg and his pants are sticking to it. He gives Victoria a smile that's really more of a wince. "So, that was a little fucked," he says, trying to sound casual.
Victoria Patterson
 The Chosen, 11 posts
 Chosen
Tue 1 May 2018
at 04:56
Shoreline High - Bathrooms
At first, Victoria grinned when Cyrus finally came out. Then, she gave him a quick look up and down, quirked an eyebrow in what might have been concern, and nodded.

“Yeah. Little bit. You talking about that monster in the memorial presentation, or whatever happened in the bathroom just now? You look like you just saw hell, man. You feeling ok?”

She paused just long enough to indicate concern without being awkward and pushy about it, then continued, still serious, “So, this monster. You think there’s something to it? Think maybe it had something to do with Kyle?”

Her serious demeanor cracked then, just long enough for a wicked grin to sneak through. She leaned in a little closer, glanced around to make sure no one was eavesdropping, and whispered, “You think I can kill it?”
Cyrus Erinyes
 The Witch, 12 posts
Tue 1 May 2018
at 05:43
Shoreline High - Bathrooms
"I'm..." Cy leaves it hanging longer than he intends. He's not okay, if he's being honest. He wants to go home, to wrap himself in his tattered wool blanket and read his book, to have a cup of coffee or a joint or both. "Yeah, I'm good. Just a little queasy this morning."

He chews on his words for a moment, before nodding to Victoria. "And yes, there's something to the Ravenman. Not," he forestalls her next question, "that I know what. But that wasn't just some dumb prank. Either the Ravenman killed Kyle or someone pretending to be the Ravenman did."

Cyrus feels himself returning. Being the one to know things brings something back to him. His brain still shies away from... from the cold. But he even manages to return Victoria's grin. "Do you know of any trailers around here? Not like in a park, but alone out in the woods? I think that might be where we should start looking."
Victoria Patterson
 The Chosen, 12 posts
 Chosen
Tue 1 May 2018
at 17:36
Shoreline High - Bathrooms

Victoria nodded and punched Cyrus lightly in the arm, a mildly affectionate gesture. Her grin broadened and she said, "Awesome! I always wanted to bag a local legend. I mean, Ravenman's no Bigfoot, but just think how that monster's head's gonna look stuffed and mounted in the garage... Dad'll have to take me seriously then."

Her exuberance faded only slightly as she worked through the rest of the information. Eventually, after a long pause to think, she had to shrug and say, "I dunno about trailers out in the woods, man. I could ask my dad, but that's gonna make him suspicious, y'know?" She paced back and forth while she formulated something resembling a plan, and eventually said quietly, "Alright, so this is what we do, right? Camp out's this weekend, we'll go searching for this trailer then. Meantime, ask around, see if anyone knows around where Kyle's body was found, so we can start looking there. I'll see what I can sneak out of Dad's shed without him noticing. Shotgun's probably out of the question, but I think he's got a set of brass knuckles squirreled away that I can pocket. Maybe a big knife. Whaddya think, Cy? Sound like a plan? You and me, heavily armed, in the woods, hunting monsters?"
Cyrus Erinyes
 The Witch, 13 posts
Tue 1 May 2018
at 21:33
Shoreline High - Bathrooms


"Shit, Vic. I can't imagine how many types of expelled we'd get if you managed to sneak a shotgun to the camp out." Cy's grin erupts into full-on laughter. "But I wouldn't say no to a big knife. Or three. You forgot to mention alone: 'You and me, heavily armed, in the woods alone hunting monsters.'" He falls quiet and and suddenly worries that his words came out the wrong way. "Just don't get me killed, alright?" he adds to keep things from becoming awkward.

"So, I'll ask Kalien and Trina about the trailer? He's spending more time in the woods these days, and she just," he shrugs, "seems to know things sometimes. Do you want to see if you can get an answer out of the freakshow? They almost seem afraid of you, so maybe you'll get a real answer out of them."
Victoria Patterson
 The Chosen, 13 posts
 Chosen
Thu 3 May 2018
at 05:59
Shoreline High - Bathrooms
Victoria quirked an eyebrow in amusement at the word alone. With a grin and a barely serious tone, she teased, "Now, Cyrus... anyone else got that worked up about being alone in the woods with little ol' me, I'd say they were trying to flirt..."

She let the half-accusation hang in the air for a moment before she started laughing and said, "Nah, but seriously, nothing to worry about. I'll see what Jackson's crew knows, just gotta get one of 'em alone so it's not all 'one of us, one of us!' y'know? Hella creepy."
Cyrus Erinyes
 The Witch, 14 posts
Thu 3 May 2018
at 23:20
Shoreline High - Bathrooms
"It's not you I'm worked up about, Victoria. It's your knack for finding trouble." Cy hopes the acid in his voice just sounds like sarcasm. The anyone else stings in a way it shouldn't, but then her laughter takes the edge off of the remark and he rolls his eyes. "We spend enough time together, I think I can save my flirting for when we aren't hunting monsters. Or being hunted by them."

He smirks when she mentions Jackson: "Why do you think I left Jackson for you? At least Trina's friendly. So, do you want to meet somewhere before the camp out to make our battle plan? Preferably somewhere your dad won't find us playing with his toys?"
Victoria Patterson
 The Chosen, 14 posts
 Chosen
Fri 4 May 2018
at 07:04
Shoreline High - Bathrooms
Victoria grinned, either completely missing the acid in Cyrus' voice or indeed mistaking it for sarcasm. Either way, she rolled her eyes at the mention of trouble and said, "Yeah, well, I can't help being real popular with a certain kind of trouble, right? Just a shame it's never the cute, sexy kind of trouble."

With a wink, she went into an exaggerated pre-swoon, throwing her head back and placing her hand on her forehead in melodramatic fashion and announcing, "Alas! The closest I'm going to get to cute, sexy, and trouble on this adventure is Jackson's crew, and there's only one of them who fits that bill."

Recovering, she grinned again and continued, "I'll see what I can get from 'em, probably over lunch, get what I can out of my dad's toolshed, say we meet up in the park before the camp out, compare notes, see what I've been able to get out of the shed, yeah? Then we go, find this trailer, bag us a local legend, and leg it back to camp in time to revisit the flirting conversation, if you like."

Victoria gave a quick wink at Cyrus, then she was turning to go with a jaunty little spring in her step.
Cyrus Erinyes
 The Witch, 15 posts
Fri 4 May 2018
at 16:55
Shoreline High - Bathrooms
"I," Victoria's last remark catches Cyrus off-guard, as she must have known it would, "Yeah, cool. I'll see you there." He resettles his backpack, suddenly aware again of the throbbing in his leg and the way the drying blood tugs at his skin. Giving her a grin that he hopes looks casual, Cyrus heads off to find Kalien.