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Plant Music [Risko and Hunter]

Post  Risiko Bann on Wed Jan 08, 2014 1:54 am

There was movement in the closet that the castle collectively decided to call the musical storage room. Like most intrusions, it came in the form of a great deal of rustling then a little period of silence. Almost identical to a pest going through a trash can.

Perhaps it was unfair to call it a closet. To Risiko Bann, anything less than great room was too small to store anything musical in. And so he was digging through piles of cases and instruments, often picking one with an unfamiliar shape and examining it's contents. Rarer, he would pack it again and put it by the door to fool around with later. It wasn't like anyone else was using them, and he'd only take them out to the music room. It'd be fine if he put it all back.

The pile by the door contained what looked like to be a guitar, a banjo, double bass, cello, bouzouki and (to Risiko's excitement) a hurdy gurdy. He looked at the rest of the room. And he had only made it through the strings so far! He had spied a drum set, and what he had hoped was a cased accordion.

It was dark in the room. The only way Risiko would ever be able to justify it was (in his words) they aren't made to be looked at, they're made to be heard. Just dark enough that things had lost their color, almost an artificial twilight. Only the open door let light in.

Just enough light to reflect on a brass trumpet, which subsequently caught Risiko's greedy eye. Well, no one was around... and it was just lying there. Wiping off the mouthpiece, he prepared to try a note. Having no practice at embouchure, a strained high note came squealing out the other end far too loudly.

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Re: Plant Music [Risko and Hunter]

Post  Hunter on Wed Jan 08, 2014 5:35 am

The castle was indeed large, a decidedly gran affair with many rooms and many places to find new and exciting things and people. Hunter could have spent a year just wandering around doing just that. Currently her job was to learn everything she could about gardening and to find people to help her once the time came to prove that she truly was the right person for the job. The simple fact that she had been given that chance alone to her was beyond belief- better than anything she could have hoped for. For now however, though she had began picking through the library and looking at books on everything from plant biology to natural insect repellants and season planting guides, she had decided she could at least take some time to get accustomed to her new home.

She had been doing just that, wandering around rooms and corridors with the express purpose of getting lost, when she had heard rustling and movement. Generally a sign that there was people about she had followed her ears to a rather dark room from within which the sounds seemed to be coming. The room got slightly darker as well as her shapely silhouette entered the door-frame, eyes that weren't really there looking around to try and discern the source of the sounds that had lead her this far.
"Hello..? Anyone there?"
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Re: Plant Music [Risko and Hunter]

Post  Risiko Bann on Sun Jan 12, 2014 5:13 am

No, no, no, that certainly wouldn't do. Risiko put the brass instrument back where he had found it. He was just about to continue his rummaging when there was suddenly less light, and a voice said something. Risiko hunched over and looked towards the doorway before freezing.

There was a moment where nothing happened. Risiko guessed that they hadn't seen him, as they hadn't addressed him. Ah, decisions. He could bluff, stay still and hope they went away, or answer. Risiko gave the room a once over. There wasn't any obstruction between him and the doorway he could try to duck behind. There were others, yes, but it would take too much action to get there. Time was ticking. Risiko was sure that any moment now whoever was at there was going to come in and see him. Then they would know he was there! Oh, they might even try to talk to him!

It was a daring move. Only the mad or desperate would have tried it. Risiko struck preëmptively.
"....yes?" He said quietly, still not moving.
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Re: Plant Music [Risko and Hunter]

Post  Hunter on Sun Jan 12, 2014 10:36 am

For a moment, there was silence. Uncertain and unpredictable- not something she dreaded or feared, for the outcome that follows a silence is always a surprise, and Hunter liked surprises. It gave her time to wonder. Was she hearing things? Was there someone there or not? What would they do? Who would it be? What would they be? The possibilities were as endless as her imagination- and her imagination was something she took pride in, although it was neither the best nor the brightest- to her it was the source of her life and proof of her independent existence.

And then an answer. A simple one, true- but an answer nonetheless and one that cured plenty of questions. There was someone there, they sounded male from what she could hear- they were very quiet about it. That was plenty of questions now at ease- although now she only had more to ask. Such was the nature of knowledge, the more you knew the more you knew you didn't know, it was a wonderful cycle because it meant she always had room to find more answers.

Smiling she stepped further inside, looking around. As the light shone past her body- which was now less in the way- her vision adjusted and she noticed the figure of the boy standing further inside. Excellent- she really had found someone, someone new too. A stroke of luck to be sure, a pleasant turn of events.
"Hi, is this your room?" She looked around in wonder at the partially organized chaos of bits and pieces stashed around them. It didn't really look like anybodies room but you never know with a place like this. "I'm Hunter by the way, sorry if I'm er.. intruding."
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Re: Plant Music [Risko and Hunter]

Post  Risiko Bann on Mon Jan 20, 2014 12:11 am

Oh smeg, it didn't work, and now she was coming in! Taking a deep breath, Risiko straightened and looked around as she did.
"Ah, no, I just found it." he said, then decided that honesty was not always the best policy. "It's fine, I don't mind the company. My name's Risiko Bann. Good to meet you." Who 'you' was was unclear. The room was still dark, and she was silhouetted by the door. Someone with... curves, to put it politely, was all that was clear beyond gender.

Oh, just another five minutes! Five minutes more and he could have been out of here with more stuff than he could carry. Unintentionally, he took a step backwards. "So ah, what brings you to the storage room?" Risiko asked politely.
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Re: Plant Music [Risko and Hunter]

Post  Hunter on Tue Jan 21, 2014 9:08 am

Oh good- she wasn't intruding upon anything (or anyone) that was a relief. She didn't want to be rude, poking around in places. She was merely... interested. Looking for something new- not that there wasn't plenty of that around. She had plenty of 'new' to keep her busy here.
"Hunter, the pleasure is all mine..." she had been brushing up on her introductions and the like. Never hurt to get those right- manners were important.

"I was just... exploring the castle and I heard sounds," she shrugged. That was the truth of it. "So I came to see what was going on. I'm new here..." she hoped that explained why she was partaking in such activities. She looked around as she began to walk further into the room. Instruments of various nature surrounded her. She recognized enough of them to know what they were. Tools for making music. "This is like.. a music room or something then? Do you play any of these?" She gazed around a bit in awe-the sentiment reflected in her tone of voice- at how many variations and bits and pieces there were. So many different styles and kinds...
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Re: Plant Music [Risko and Hunter]

Post  Risiko Bann on Fri Jan 24, 2014 12:20 am

Risiko was about to point out that she had already given her name, until she went on.
"That was probably me" he said, picking up and putting down the trumpet responsible.
"Well, sort of. The music room is outside this, this is just storage for the instruments" Risiko followed her gaze. It was kind of impressive, wasn't it? So much time and energies just spent to make pretty sounds. Hundreds, if not thousands of years worth of work that didn't make food, water or anything tangibly useful. Amazing.
"Yeah" he responded, a bit embarrassed. "That pile over there by the door. To varying degrees of proficiency." He gestured further back in the string section he had already picked over. "And a few of those over there that I didn't move" Risiko hated discussing what he could and couldn't do. Regardless what he said it always felt like showing off, or false humility. He started rapidly repeating Don'taskmetoplay,don'taskmetoplay,don'taskmetoplay mentally, hoping it would make it true.
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Re: Plant Music [Risko and Hunter]

Post  Hunter on Mon Jan 27, 2014 10:15 am

Well at least she knew now she had found the source of the noise and not accidentally found something else. Not that something else was nice as well- but it was nice to know she had solved one mystery.

So it was a room for storing music in? Or.. the objects that made the music at least- she didn't see or well, hear any music around the place. It was an interesting concept- almost like it was all going to waste but.. perhaps they were simply waiting for the right time. Currently in disuse until one day, someone needed them. The instruments were waiting. She liked that idea.

So he DID play- she was rather impressed by the simple fact that he had even tried. Human accomplishment always interested her. Although asking him to play didn't even cross her mind- if he was playing he couldn't talk and she had to many questions she wanted answers to. None of them were really very good questions though. In reality she simply wanted to know it all. Everything. Where to start?

"Oh awesome- I've never been any good at music making, I have tried though..." he smiled, still cheerful. "Are you going to take them then? The instruments?" she looked around at all the neglected implements. "You really should. They look so lonely here..." she frowned slightly.
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Re: Plant Music [Risko and Hunter]

Post  Risiko Bann on Sat Feb 01, 2014 4:52 am

"No!" Risiko said defensively, and a little to vehemently. "I'm just going to...borrow them. Not take" forever he didn't add. Looking around the dark room as Hunter did. His expression softened as he considered what the plant said.
"Maybe not lonely..." he remarked, and walked past Hunter to the pile of instruments. He picked up the bouzouki and plucked each of the strings. Quickly tuning them in relation to the A string, he started plucking out some thing with a lot of minor fourths.
"Maybe more sad... like an abandoned plaything" he said as he continued to play. "I mean, I'll never know who used this before me, or what they used it for. Were they attached to it? Was it with them when something important happened?"
Risiko stopped playing and looked around at the shelves full of instruments in disuse. "To me, this room is full of forgotten life. Everyone who came in here before really lived. They had hopes, fears, the works. And for a brief period of time, those feelings lived here, and were expressed with these tools" he looked down at the instrument in his hands. "And now no-one is around to know what they were"
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Re: Plant Music [Risko and Hunter]

Post  Hunter on Wed Feb 05, 2014 8:09 am

She listened to him describe the rather melancholy life of the instruments with something that could only be translated into awe. He was rather unexpectedly deep. Not unexpected in that she was surprised to hear this coming from him- but in the sense that she rarely heard people speak so openly like this. In fact in her brief experience she'd heard it pretty much never.

"Oh.. I... that does sound sad..." she looked from him to the instruments rather thoughtfully. "But perhaps that's part of the beauty... you get to put your own feelings into them, regardless of what other people felt..." she paused to think, truly considering this concept. "And no matter what you tell them, you know they'll keep it a secret."
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Re: Plant Music [Risko and Hunter]

Post  Risiko Bann on Mon Feb 10, 2014 11:51 am

"You could just keep them to yourself if you really didn't want anyone to know. Instruments are tools to move feelings inside to out."
The plucking ended as a depressing strum across all eight strings, and the bouzouki was put down. Risiko felt embarrassed. Talking all high and philosophically like that always felt wrong, like trying to seem fancy or showing off.
"I'm sorry, I wasn't trying to be rude" he said, looking around for something else to talk about. "So ah... you're new here then? Where were you before?"
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Re: Plant Music [Risko and Hunter]

Post  Hunter on Wed Feb 12, 2014 7:41 am

She didn't frown so much as she stopped to ponder further on what she had originally thought a pretty nice explanation. Evidently she didn't know enough about music yet- but she didn't mind so much, she was learning. Right now even, she was learning and it was excellent. Making progress.

She was however a little unsure where to go from there with the conversation- so it was all well and good that he kept talking.
"Oh not at all, I think it's interesting.. hearing how you feel about it.." not the most concise English but she was trying, and that's what counted right? "Yes I am, before however I was... well no where in particular." she shrugged, now making her way more over to where he was once more. "Thankfully it's not there that matters- it's now." She was incredibly thankful for now. "Have you been long at the island?"
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Re: Plant Music [Risko and Hunter]

Post  Risiko Bann on Sun Feb 16, 2014 6:26 pm

The flow of conversation palpably disrupted, Risiko started to regret changing the subject.
"Oh, about a little over a year now?" he guessed. He wasn't completely sure. Sometimes time seemed to pass by quickly, and other times drag on for months. Not to mention when he... ah, when he couldn't recall exactly what happened.
"It's nice here. Well, nice enough. But, ah..." He looked at Hunter again. Nothing seemed odd about her except her piercings, maybe. In the unlit room, her green skin wasn't apparent to Risiko.
"What brings you here?"
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Re: Plant Music [Risko and Hunter]

Post  Hunter on Wed Feb 19, 2014 5:08 am

She had become so comfortably used to the concept that she fitted in around here that she'd quite forgotten she had any reason to stand out. It wasn't until reminded that she realised he simply hadn't yet noticed the odd nature of her body due to the darkness inside the room and of course her natural bodily illusion.

"Oh, me?" She paused, not so much as uncomfortable or reluctant as she was simply unsure. "Well you probably can't tell in this light but one might say I'm a bit of an oddity, which makes fitting into human society a rather fruitless endeavour. To put it bluntly my appearance is quite literally a nightmare... or rather a nightmare is what I am." There was no helping the mild undertone of resentment that became apparent towards the end of her explanation.
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Re: Plant Music [Risko and Hunter]

Post  Risiko Bann on Sat Feb 22, 2014 12:33 am

"A nightmare?" Risiko repeated, confused. She didn't look like a bat or horse with eight legs. She dressed a bit... less modestly than he'd prefer, and there was something across her stomach, but nothing too unusual. "How so?"

Squinting harder and leaning in a little, he saw the pattern on her stomach was more intricate than he had first thought. It almost looked like a tattoo or piercings or something. Hmph. What was the point of eyes if you needed something to use them properly? He'd have actually moved closer to inspect it, but... that would mean getting closer to the stranger.
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Re: Plant Music [Risko and Hunter]

Post  Hunter on Tue Feb 25, 2014 2:50 am

'How so?' what a delightfully amiable response that was- not even a hint of misplaced fear or judgement. What a truly marvelous establishment this was to hold such refined types of people. That is to say, the type that don't flee on sight. Anything better than torches and pitchforks was a step in a new direction and had yet to cease amazing her.

"Well, specifically I am a Venomous Hunting Trap, native to dreamland and something of an introduced species in the material world- that is to say, your reality. I however, was born here." She was blissfully oblivious to the fact that she might be rambling, or indeed providing more than the desired explanation. "My... predecessors-" she used the term in an attempt to stress that she took no personal part in it. "-lured in unsuspecting human men with their feminine display and then devoured them whole, fear not however for myself I have long since forsaken such barbaric undertakings- I even have restraints in place over my maw just in case it starts acting up, though you'd need to get closer to see past the illusion, if you are indeed human yourself."
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Re: Plant Music [Risko and Hunter]

Post  Risiko Bann on Sat Mar 01, 2014 6:30 pm

"Oh. Um. Ah" Risiko sputtered. Well, it explained her... ah, curves. And, in a terrifyingly cold and logical way, the appearance of nightmares would be very effective. He took a nervous step towards the door.
"So, ah... luring human men." Another step "That's certainly something. Well" Step step. "If you'll excuse me, I have to... ah.. ah" he drew a blank and decided to make a break for it. As he started to make a sprint for the exit he fell when his foot slipped.
Sprawled out on the floor, he imagined his last thought was ThisishowIdiethisishowIdiethisishowIdiethisishowIdie
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