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Apr. 2nd, 2012 02:26 pm
nolongerhollow: (brood)
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[Dracula sits at one of the packed tables contemplating a beer that he can only manage tiny sips of. His manner is very relaxed, but there is a sadness around his eyes that totally ruins his usual mask of indifference. He has met too many beautiful and interesting women who are going to die. One has a few years left, but the others will fall into oblivion at the end of the night. It is not right; it is not fair. Never have humans seemed more mayfly-lived and fragile than they do to him now, and it is giving him unaccustomed heartache.]

...Why? [he rasped softly in his unmistakable accent.] Why should I get a second chance when they do not?

[The question is best directed at the Admiral, but he cannot wish for a single one of those lives to be saved until he makes graduation and becomes a Warden. If he manages it. Right now he is so wrapped in grief for people he barely  knows that he can't even think about making plans for his examination and exorcism. It doesn't help that he hasn't been able to get in contact with Luke.]

All three of them deserve better.

[He chokes down another sip of beer.]

playlist: 'Like a G6'. That was actually random.

Date: 2012-04-02 10:19 pm (UTC)
From: [personal profile] peter_vincent
[Peter arrives at the pub a little over four minutes after giving Charlie directions. Sure he could've recommended his room, but since the Admiral hadn't seen fit to restock his alcohol supply during his coma, the pub was the next best thing. Dressed in all black, with a bit of eyeliner and a few necklaces tossed on for good measure, Peter looked good. He strolled into the pub as if he owned it. As far as he was concerned, it was just an extension of his room.

He'd give Charley a few minutes before going in and sitting down, though. The least he could do. The fact there were other people there din't really phase him.]
Edited Date: 2012-04-02 10:24 pm (UTC)

but probably Peter's theme song?

Date: 2012-04-03 01:50 am (UTC)
socoolbrewster: ([flood]: brewster: ehh)
From: [personal profile] socoolbrewster
[He was not drinking.

This was what he told himself from the start; with Peter it was probably a good goal. It takes some navigating to find the place, since he's still nowhere near sure on where...anything is, but he finds it eventually and wanders in, trying to look like he belongs here. Like he's not underage.

Like that works.

But he locates Peter, which is the important thing, and makes a beeline, sliding onto the stool next to him.]

Just to clarify, I'm not drinking.

Date: 2012-04-03 02:17 am (UTC)
From: [personal profile] peter_vincent
[Peter's idea of 'waiting' lasted all of thirty seconds before he found a pair of stools to claim. One for sitting, two for stretching his legs out on. The moment Charley sits, Peter slumps his way into his space. Touching arms just for now, but he's still mostly sober.]

Right. Course you're not. That would be such a terrible sin compared to, oh I don't know. Fucking your girlfriend in my living room? [Have an eyebrow wiggle, Charley. Don't think you can escape his teasing.

Then he's whistling impatiently for the barkeep.] Can we get some service here, please?

Date: 2012-04-03 02:30 am (UTC)
socoolbrewster: ([flood]: brewster: ummm)
From: [personal profile] socoolbrewster
[Oh, good job, Peter. Now he's smiling sheepishly and trying not to get too embarrassed. But at least he's not displacing you from his space? Or at least trying to.]

It wasn't your living room. That would imply you actually have a living room. It's more a Slash kitchen.

Date: 2012-04-03 03:03 am (UTC)
From: [personal profile] peter_vincent
[Peter rolls his eyes. Way to focus on the most boring detail, Charley.]

You know what I meant. Drinks are free, and I recommend--

[Whoah, wait, what's going on over here? Peter turns, slightly annoyed at the interruption. But he can at least act concerned. Even if he hasn't moved from his seat.]

You alright over there?

Date: 2012-04-03 11:07 am (UTC)
socoolbrewster: ([flood]: brewster: agreeable)
From: [personal profile] socoolbrewster
[He is NOT discussing his sex life with you, Peter. Get over it.]

And I'm still not--

[Oh. Hey. Choking dude. Peter may not really care, but Charley does. Because he's actually a decent guy on his own. He's actually out of his chair and heading over in case help is needed, shooting a pointed look Peter's way. You aren't fooling him, he KNOWS you.]

Hey man, take it easy, it happens to everybody. You okay?

fuck you html :|

Date: 2012-04-04 01:26 am (UTC)
From: [personal profile] peter_vincent
[Not even a little? Fine. Whatever, Charley. It's obviously too boring, anyway. Has to be. It doesn't involve him at all.

An eyeroll at Charley's heroics. Yeah, good luck with that, he'll watch from over here, thanks. Until he hears Dracula speak and now he's making his way over, too.]

Since when does the big daddy of all bloodsuckers need to get drunk?

[All the sneering. You ruined his drink, bro.]
Edited Date: 2012-04-04 01:27 am (UTC)

*pat pat*

Date: 2012-04-04 01:53 am (UTC)
socoolbrewster: ([flood]: brewster: fff)
From: [personal profile] socoolbrewster

[And that, coupled with Peter's comments, does it.

He takes a step back, well, two, and frowns, looking...more than a little worried. No, that's not...uh-uh. Not happening.]

Hang on. Wait. What?

Date: 2012-04-04 02:17 am (UTC)
From: [personal profile] peter_vincent
[Peter's not afraid of Dracula and part of that was the comforting knowledge that the vampire was de-powered due to inmate status. That was true a month ago. It couldn't have changed since.]

Genocidal? Oh come off the victim podium, will ya? If anything there's not enough mistrust of you lot. Unless you've started pissing rainbows since I've been in a coma, then I hardly see you as different to the other leeches on board.

[He turned towards Charlie, with a broad, false smile.] I should do introductions then, shall I? Charley Brewster, meet Count Dracula. Shake hands if you want, go on.

Date: 2012-04-04 11:14 am (UTC)
socoolbrewster: ([flood]: brewster: make a stand)
From: [personal profile] socoolbrewster
...Nah, I think I'm good.

[All the wariness; he's fresh off killing a couple vampires for killing pretty much a solid third of the town, at least, he's...not feeling particularly friendly towards them at the moment.

Where is his stake. He knows he has one around here, he's been kind of paranoid about it since the whole thing ended.]

We're not stake-waving maniacs. You kill people. You kidnap them and lock them up like some kind of, mini-bar. One of you got my friend, killed his parents. [an arm flung towards Peter as emphasis] Tried to kill my mom, got my girlfriend... And you wonder why we act like assholes? Come on, dude. We're trying to protect ourselves from you.

all the love for you and apologies for delay!

Date: 2012-04-09 05:24 am (UTC)
From: [personal profile] peter_vincent
[Really, Charley, you're not helping. It's not like everyone doesn't know about his parents' death. But still, man. No need to broadcast it. Anyway, good argument there. Too bad its overshadowed by a leech getting all up on his soapbox.

Or... floating off it. Which Peter notices and backs away a step from. As the speech goes on, though, Peter returns to his former spot, and by its end, he has his hands on the table, leaning forward. Dangerous enough, given that he is weaponless and Dracula is clearly not as powerless as he thought. But dammit, he can't just walk away from that.]

Now who is doing the generalizing? You see hunters and ignore all logic. Call us evil. [Just as they did to Dracula. Shut up, he'll ignore that obvious parallel. Smirk goes here, Dracula. Point for you.] I don't need to know your world to know you. I've read about you. Studied every bloody historical account. Someone who slaughters for centuries doesn't change just because he decides to. That indicates a soul. A conscience. I doubt you have either.

[He pauses. Peter could argue with Dracula for all eternity... or at least until he gets his warden deal. But with Charlie he has maybe one night, two if he's lucky. Was it worth it to argue now?

Answer: no. He stands back up, glances over at the bar, a brief look to Charley that revealed far too much, then back to Dracula.]

Unfortunately for all three of us, this is the only place to get anything good. So I'm calling a truce for tonight. Deal?
Edited Date: 2012-04-09 05:27 am (UTC)

Date: 2012-04-09 02:11 pm (UTC)
socoolbrewster: ([flood]: brewster: uncertain)
From: [personal profile] socoolbrewster
[Don't look at him like that, Peter, he can't shut it off like you can, and he can't interpret the rest and it makes him uneasy. But he takes a breath, follows his lead. Peter may be a coward by nature but he proved himself in the end, and he's still the more experienced of them both. So if he wants to bide time, that's fine by him; he's not really sure he's ready to take on Dracula himself anyway, not with the display he just gave.]

...Fine. Maybe you're not like the others, maybe you're not a stone-cold killer, I know I wouldn't have believed any of it a few days ago, I'm just saying. I'm not against vampires because of what they are, just what they've done. If you don't do that, I don't have any problem with you, I swear.

[A pause, a breath, and a sigh. He's just a scared kid, if he can get back home in one piece after this he promises to be done with the whole thing.]

So...yeah. Truce. I know I probably don't have a chance anyway.


Date: 2012-04-03 06:19 am (UTC)
plays: ((~ ̄▽ ̄)~)
From: [personal profile] plays
Hmm... dumb luck, maybe?

Re: voice

Date: 2012-04-04 12:34 am (UTC)
zeitgeists: (what.)
From: [personal profile] zeitgeists
If justice is blind, maybe fate is too! Who can say? Maybe they'll even get their second chances in due time.

Re: voice

Date: 2012-04-05 01:34 pm (UTC)
plays: ((+_+)a)
From: [personal profile] plays
What was your old one?

Re: voice

Date: 2012-04-08 07:58 am (UTC)
plays: ((~ ̄▽ ̄)~)
From: [personal profile] plays
This sounds like a good story. Mind sharing your plan of attack on how you upped lifespans, buddy?

Re: voice

Date: 2012-04-10 12:12 am (UTC)
zeitgeists: (what.)
From: [personal profile] zeitgeists
Not in public, at least! Are you a kindly bloodsucker? Handing out immortal lives like Halloween candies?

Re: voice

Date: 2012-04-10 01:44 am (UTC)
plays: ((+_+)a)
From: [personal profile] plays
Ooh, are you out of the coffin? There's an accepted parlance? Are there vampire bars? In all the modern urban fantasy novels there are vampire bars, you know.

Re: voice

Date: 2012-04-10 03:25 am (UTC)
plays: ((¬‿¬))
From: [personal profile] plays
I just heard a great noise, such as a multitude of tweens crying out in vast joy might make...

Re: voice

Date: 2012-04-10 08:19 am (UTC)
zeitgeists: (what.)
From: [personal profile] zeitgeists
They'd love a vampire bar and a vampire war, I bet. Dramatic battles, towering romance... Fangeo and Juliet...

Re: voice

Date: 2012-04-13 09:31 am (UTC)
zeitgeists: (^________^)
From: [personal profile] zeitgeists
Too bad for all of us! It sounds like it would be quite the spectacle.

Re: voice

Date: 2012-04-14 12:40 am (UTC)
plays: ((ノ◕ヮ◕)ノ*:・゚✧)
From: [personal profile] plays
I'll bring popcorn by sometime. Thanks for the tip-off.


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