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    Post by Serenity on Thu Jul 21, 2016 3:03 am



    For some, the weight of ones problems doesn't always overwhelm them. The every day struggles of the normal person aren't something to break down over. It's the extraordinary issues that cause extreme reactions. Being cheated out of your life, having your love ripped forever from your heart, experiencing the horrors of murder and death at young ages... These are issues that may overwhelm. The nightmares consisting of terrible acts, the fates of innocent people being forever altered by the outside sources of evil. These are the issues that can overwhelm. Vivianna Bellante, a name she has come to hate, has issues like these. Her life has been filled with pain and hatred as she watches her sister fall.

    It was the afternoon and Victoria was busy. Vivianna made her way out of the place she called home and over to a cliff. She didn't see the boat off in the distance because she was staring down at the water. She enjoyed sound of waves crashing against the side of the cliff. The cool breeze coming off the ocean was soothing. Today was a good day. Vivanna stepped toward the edge, but her foot did not meet ground. She leaned forward as her foot went over, her body tumbling through the air. The sounds of wind rushing through the fabric of her clothes as she fell overwhelmed her sense of sound. She looked to the water as it came closer and closer. She hoped to hit the rocks, but she aimed wrong.

    With a heavy splash against the surface of the ocean, Vivanna's petite body began to sank, her heavy clothes pulling her farther and farther down. And in the mean time... "Hey... You seein' that?" Jaden called out to Julius. Jaden sat on the side of the ship, his spear laying over his shoulder while he ate an orange. When Julius came over, he motioned toward the top of the cliff. There was a girl standing there, looking down at the water. "You think she's gonna jump?" Jaden asked at the moment of Vivianna taking that step. "Well that answers that question..." Jaden popped a piece of his orange into his mouth and looked to Julius, "You rescuing her? Or is it my turn this time? I think it's yours."



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    "Ah told ya b'fore, stop eatin' my damn oranges!" The captain of the Bearded Lady yelled out to the bow. He was a stern man in his 40s, and he didn't care about the lady that jumped off the cliff. All he cared about was shipping these barrels. Julius Greve, on the other hand, cared about a lot more. He was watching the ship cut through the sea to the small dock on the coast of Arcadia. It seemed there was one section deep enough for a ship of this size to squeeze in. "Yes, I see it." Julius watched the young woman walk to the cliff's edge.

    "I think she will jump." Julius watched as he predicted correctly. He sighed, then handed his friend his sword and jacket. "Don't worry, I'll save her. I wouldn't want you to stop enjoying your oranges." A small smirk crawled on his face as Julius dove into the water. Yells of "man overboard" rang out, and Julius swam away from the ship until he reached where the young lady fell. Narrowly avoiding being slammed against the rocks, Julius dove underwater to find her sinking. Julius held his breath and grabbed her, pulling her to the surface. After grabbing a rope thrown by the crew of the Bearded Lady, Julius was hoisted up the side of the galleon, Vivianna in his other arm. "Are you okay, young lady?"
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    Vivianna barely felt the arms of the one who saved her. She barely felt that she was being pulled from the water. It was only when she wasn't completely in the water and being hoisted up to the ship that she regained her composure. She was in the arms of a man. She stared at him. With wide and emotionless eyes that felt like the sharpest daggers, she stared directly into his eyes. They got onto the ship and Vivianna stood there frozen like a statue. "Here's your stuff man." Jaden came over, half an orange slice sticking out of his mouth as he handed Julius his stuff back. Vivianna still did not look away from Julius. She began breathing heavy and it got quicker. After a few moments, she stopped breathing all together. She reached for her waist, as if she were grabbing a weapon, but looked down to see it wasn't even there. She looked back to Julius and charged at him. She grabbed onto his shirt and began trying to slam her fists into his chest one by one. She began yelling and growling, but not speaking any clear words. She kept doing this, hitting and growling, until finally she yelled, "WHY!?"

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    Well, this was the strangest rescue Julius had ever done. She stared at him like a dead fish or a lazy eye. It just weirded you out, no matter where you went. In fact, Julius tested her eyes out. He leaned to each side, and her eyes followed. It was creepy, like a painting staring directly at you. He felt shivers go up his spine. He didn't take his stuff back, and instead just set it down beside him and Vivianna. "Are... you okay? You don't look to be injured there. Well, I don't see any blood at least." And then, the beating happened.

    At first, it was odd. Then it began to hurt. Julius grabbed her wrists, keeping her from hitting him. When she screamed at him "why," Julius shook his head. "Why am I here? I am guarding a shipment. Why am I so handsome? Genetics. Or perhaps you were asking..." Julius gave her a knowing glare. "Why I saved you. It is because I do not think that dying is ever the answer to solving a problem. So let me be frank. Were you trying to kill yourself?" There was a bit of a harsh note in his voice. But it was the type of tone that said "I need to know the answer to this" and not one of threatened violence.

    After getting his answer, Julius sighed. "As I said, dying is never the solution to a problem. And a young lady should never be thinking about dying. Especially one who gets to work at a house with such a wonderful view. And... I think it is your fate not to die this way. It is an odd thing to say, but I feel as though you aren't meant to die by your own hands."

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    Was that a threat? Did he just threaten to kill her? Vivianna's vision went back to normal, her tunnel vision ending. She looked to both of her wrists and then back to him. She pulled away from him, but she wasn't able to break free. Panic filled her eyes as she pulled away even harder, jerking back with all of her strength, and began screaming. Finally he let go and Vivianna fell back with a pretty hard thud, hitting her head on the side of the boat. It didn't seem to phase her though, because she crawled away from them and clung to the gunwale on the side of the boat. She was visibly shaking, glaring at each and every one of them with horror in her eyes. It was then that she realized how many of them were around her. "Get away..." she muttered. "Didn't hear you, what?" "GET AWAY!" Vivanna screamed at the top of her lungs, pushing herself harder into the gunwale, as if she could escape that way.

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    This woman was a feisty one. When she began to scream, Julius finally let her go. She clung to the gunwale, and Julius was ready to spring into action. She wasn't going to die on his watch. Nope. Her scream deafened Julius momentarily, but it snapped Victoria Bellante out of a work-based stupor. Her sister's voice was one of those things that could grab Victoria's attention any time. Julius raised his hands and stayed a few feet away from Vivianna. "Listen, we're not going to hurt you. We'll stay away, just don't jump over, okay? We just want to help you. You're probably just in shock from the jump. Lots of adrenaline, I know. Why don't you just sit down, right where you are, and wait for us to dock. We'll be there in ten minutes."

    Ten minutes later, Victoria was on the dock, pacing back and forth. None of the guards had seen her. She was going to ask the ship's crew if they had. And then she saw Vivianna on the ship. Her eyes went wide as the gangplank was lowered. She ran up the ship and hugged her sister tight. "Vivianna, are you okay? Did they hurt you? You can tell me if they did." Not long after, Victoria turned to the crew. Her voice was harsh and black flames wrapped around her hands. "Someone tell me what the fuck is going on and why my sister is on this fucking ship before I make kindling out of every single one of you dickheads. And if ANY of you hurt her, you best pray to every fucking god out there to kill you before I can."

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    Vivianna began muttering to herself, scratching at the wood she clung to. She flinched at the sound of the gangplank lowering and looked up in time to see her sister running toward her. Vivianna shot to her feet and clung to her sister, reacting the way she normally should. She returned her sisters hug and turned to the crew with Victoria. She watched with a sad expression while Victoria threatened the crew. When Vivianna looked away to ignore the situation, that saddness faded quickly and her expression went blank. Jaden crossed his arms, paying his attention to Victoria and not noticing the change in Vivianna. He raised his eyebrow at her threats and glanced to Julius, but the man was gone.

    "There won't be any killing here. No one did anything wrong or to harm your sister. We can promise you that." Jaden stepped forward to speak up, "In fact, my friend, who I assume went to go change clothes, saved her life." Vivianna's expression darkened as she looked to Jaden over her sisters shoulder. She gave him a glare that would frighten most, but Jaden knew what that was. Vivianna didn't want her sister to know what really happened. Jaden knew exactly what to do then. "Your sister fell off the cliff. It was just luck that we noticed her falling. Julius is the one who swam out to get her. I'll go get him and he can explain the rest." Jaden quickly winked at Vivianna, who's eyes widened.

    Jaden hurried to find Julius, probably catching him on his way back. "Julius, we've got a very cranky vixen out on deck. She's aware of the fact that you saved her sister, but not of why you had to. Now, I'm sure we don't want to reveal such a horrible thing right now, maybe in private where the crew can't hear... and well... Just don't mention the suicide attempt until we can talk to the busty one alone, okay?" Outside on the deck, Vivianna was staring off at the ocean, replying to her sister if talked to. Otherwise, she was muttering. "He winked at me... Is he gonna try something? I wonder what that means... The other threatened me. Should I tell sister? No, I'll just let him kill me when he wants."

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    Victoria's eyes narrowed in a challenging glare. Why the hell did this man think he could tell her there wouldn't be any killing? She was about to speak when he continued. The black fire disappeared from around her hands. And a measure of surprise appeared in those yellow eyes. And her fists un-clenched in response. "Yes, go fetch him." Victoria made a shooing motion, then turned to her little sister. Although her heart was stained with sin, only her love for Vivianna kept her afloat. If Vivianna were gone, Victoria would fall. She wrapped her arms around her sister again, leaning down to let their foreheads touch.

    Julius was changing into a set of dry clothes when Jaden came in. He raised an eyebrow at the situation. Oh dear. This was a problem. "Sister? ...ohhhhh shit." Julius's eyes widened. "We're going to have to tread carefully on this one. I... I think the cranky one must be Victoria Bellante—yes, that one. And... the young one must be her little sister." Julius swallowed. "If we piss off Victoria, we're not going to get any work in Arcadia. You do your thing to keep her calm, okay?" Julius nodded as he quickly changed into better clothing. Better to make a good first impression.

    "Is that him?" "Yes, ma'am, I am the one who saved your sister. She was drowning after a terrible fall, and I—" "Not here. You two, come with me. We'll have this discussion in private." Victoria turned to her servant who stood on the dock still. "Go draw a warm bath for Vivianna. And get her clean clothes as well. Now." With another shooing motion, the servant bowed and ran up the wooden stairs. Victoria led them to a stone table outside of the manor walls. It, too, overlooked a cliff. "Vivianna, the bath should be ready. Go warm up, and meet us out here after you're done if you feel like it, okay?"

    After her sister left, Victoria turned hard looks at the two men at the table. "You two seem to be the only clean people, let alone 'trustworthy,' on that ship. If you hadn't been there, my sister probably would have died. Thank you for saving Vivianna. She means a lot to me. So tell me what exactly happened. Don't leave anything out."

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    Vivianna smiled as she and her sister touched foreheads. It was all she could do right now. She was scared of what those two were going to tell Victoria; she hoped they'd keep it a secret. When Jaden and Julius returned, Vivianna's smile fell and her gaze focused on Julius. He was going to tell, wasn't he? Vivianna felt a horrible pit form in her stomach. The group made their way back to the house. Vivianna nodded to her sister, "Okay, I will." With a much cheerier stride than before, Vivianna hurried off to take her bath. Jaden sat down on either of Victoria's sides. "Thank you. It's nice to finally be around someone who understands the word 'soap' and all that it entails." Jaden said smoothly.

    When Victoria asked about what happened to her sister, Jaden wasn't sure how to answer. Should they answer completely honestly? This is Victoria Bellante. "Well, um." Jaden straightened his back, glancing to Julius for a moment, "I really do hate to be the one to have to inform you of this, but your sister seems to want to end her own life." Jaden stopped there to guage a reaction out of Victoria. He didn't want to anger her, and lying would do that. He just knew the truth likely would as well. "She wasn't pushed, nor did she fall. Your sister walked off that cliff. We saw it. When Julius pulled her from the water, she began striking him and screaming. She asked why he pulled her from the water as well."

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    "I can only imagine." Victoria knew that world all too well. There was a time that she would go months without bathing, and never by her own choice. It was a bad time, one she was oh-so-thankful to have behind her. Julius nodded to tell Jaden to speak more. Victoria's eyes narrowed as Jaden explained. She rested a hand on the table, her fingernails tapping hard at the stone. Jaden continued and Victoria's eyes remained narrowed. When he finished, she stopped tapping on the table. "Do you take me to be some sort of fool?" "Ma'am, please. It's the truth. I watched her take that step with my own eyes. And she did fight me back. My chest still hurts from her pounding on it."

    "I can't think of any reason as to why she would do such a thing." Victoria shook her head, then glared at the two of them. "This is to stay between us for now. I will talk to my sister about this on my own. If she did srike you, then confronting her in front of you would be bad taste." Victoria let her words hang before continuing. "But you won't be leaving here yet. If you lied to me about this, I don't want to waste resources tracking you down. But if you are telling the truth... then you will be rewarded for saving her life." Victoria nodded as a servant brought out three cups of coffee. It was strong and black as Victoria's dress. "So tell me about yourselves. ...Start with your names, I don't think I have them yet."

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    Victoria's immediate response was understandable. Jaden just looked to Julius so he would be the one to speak up. There was nothing more Jaden felt he could say to convince her. Luckily, Julius seemed to be able to do so. "Don't worry, please. This is not a matter we would reveal to anyone." Jaden relaxed a bit in his seat, "Just because we work along side less than trustworthy men, does not mean we are one of them. This issue is safe with us." Jaden raised an eyebrow. They weren't allowed to leave? That didn't feel right. Whether they lied or not, the fact that Vivianna was wet and cold when Victoria arrived pretty much screamed that she had fallen in the ocean. Julius had obviously saved her as well.

    Well, that was sitting wrong with Jaden already. He glanced to Julius again to see what he thought of the situation. The coffee came and Jaden took a sip of his. That was the last sip he was taking of that coffee. He didn't show it, but it was too bitter and he usually drowned out the taste of caffiene with sugar and milk. "My name is Jaden Heskett." he introduced himself first and then let Julius speak up. A moment later, the sound of foot steps slapped along the ground as Vivianna reappeared. She was in clean clothes and had her hair down, but it was still a little wet. When she showed up, she looked to Jaden and Julius first and then stopped about ten feet away from them, keeping her distance.

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    "And mine is Julius Greve. That's g-r-e—" "I really don't care how your name is spelled." Julius nodded and shrunk down a bit. Vivianna's appearance was a welcome reprieve of the silence that followed. Victoria looked over, her expression warming as she saw her sister. "Um, Miss Victoria... You said we're not allowed to leave, but where are we staying? The ship is leaving today, is it not?" A wry smile slipped on her face before quickly disappearing. "There are... servant's quarters you can stay in if it keeps you overnight. You're not to go onto the second floor at all though, is that understood?" Julius nodded.

    At dinner that night, Victoria looked somewhat upset. She was thinking on how to ask her sister the question that had been nagging at her. She motioned for the serving staff to leave them. They shut the door behind them, and Victoria put her utensils down. She looked at her sister with eyes of concern. "Vi... those men told me that you didn't fall off the cliff. They said that you just walked over the edge. Tell me, please... Is that true?"

    Outside the mansion, Julius turned to Jaden. "Jaden... That woman..." Julius shivered. "It's hard to even call her a woman... Something is wrong with her. And I don't mean the one we saved. Victoria... her Arcana is black and writhing. It's not like anything I've seen, and it's nauseating to look at. We need to be extra careful... and ready to run or fight. And something tells me running might be the better option if things come to that..."

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    This was probably the most awkward situation that anyone here, besides Victoria, had probably been in. Vivianna wanted to speak up against her sisters decision. She felt that both of these men deserved some sort of decent place to stay, but she didn't have the courage to speak out. Before the group separated, Vivianna glanced back to Julius and Jaden with an apologetic expression. Later that night, Vivianna was having a hard time eating her food. She wondered what Victoria had been told, but that question was answered when her sister spoke up. "Wh-What?!" the little actress looked apalled, "N-No, of course not!" Vivianna was always a good actress. It was the only way to keep her sister happy.

    Jaden was laying on the ground, staring up at the sky while the two ladies enjoyed their dinner. He looked over to Julius and raised an eyebrow. "You sure you're not overreacting to her behavior? That woman is feisty." Jaden said with a smirk. He was interested in Victoria's story. She was an interesting one. "No, don't worry. I can sense something odd about this place. The way she said servants bothered me; she doesn't treat her help very well. It makes me wonder what type of woman Victoria Bellante actually is." Jaden sat up and looked to Julius, "Look, if we have to run, we'll run. If we have to fight, we'll fight. Let's just hope it doesn't come to that. It's not like we lied, so we'll be fine."

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    Victoria, for once, managed to get a feeling that this wasn't the truth. Her eyes turned pleading. "Vivianna... Please, if you did that, tell me. I won't get mad at you. Fuck, I don't know if I can get mad at you..." Victoria shook her head. "Did those men hurt you, Vi? If they did, I'll make sure they're properly punished." Victoria was quite sincere about that, both in care and in threat.

    "I'm not overreacting. Her Arcana is pitch black, Jaden." Julius was quite serious for once, but sighed as his partner agreed. "I just hope that young lady isn't being controlled or abused by Victoria... or if she's like a runaway or something. I hope we did the right thing by telling her sister."


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    Vivianna didn't think her sister would be mad at her over the action, but didn't want her sister drilling into why she did it. Telling your sister that you hate who she's become is not something that anyone wants to go through, especially with how much Victoria has done for her. "Hurt me? No. They did not. They were actually..." Vivianna showed an almost confused expression, "...kind of nice. It was weird. I'm sorry though. They shouldn't have lied to you. I wouldn't do something like that, okay?"

    "Whether it was right or wrong is not our concern, Julius. The fact is, if she was going to harm herself, her sister needed to know." Jaden stood up and stretched, twisting himself back and forth, "We can't watch over the girl or her secret. Once Victoria talks to her sister, we'll be able to go. We just got to wait..." Jaden looked over toward the cliff, "It's a nice night. Haven't had a view like this in a while."

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    Victoria raised an eyebrow in minor confusion. "Hn... Why would they lie about that though, Vi?" Victoria sighed, then shook her head. "It's not matter, really." Victoria stood, grabbing the black cloak draped on a coatrack nearby. "I'll go make sure that they are... properly taken care of for lying about that." Victoria began to walk out towards the door's exit.

    Julius didn't look pleased with that answer. "I suppose... All I know is that I just have a bad feeling, Jaden. Something is not right with those two." Julius couldn't shake the feeling that something bad was going to happen. "Last time we saw the stars like this... Four months ago outside of Colburn, right? When we almost got arrested?" Julius smiled slightly. "Which it was still your fault, by the way. I didn't knock over the mayor's wagon."

    Victoria exited the front door of the manor with two burly men at her side. All three were armed. Victoria found Jaden and Julius, her expression hard and cold like ebony. "So why did you lie to me about my sister?" Victoria narrowed her eyes. "And you best have a good reason, else you won't be able to work anywhere in or near Arcadia again."

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    They didn't' lie about it. Vivianna was the liar in this case. She just couldn't tell her sister. When Victoria walked out, Vivianna lowered her head in shame. She sat there for a short while and then decided to follow her sister. Outside, Jaden was laughing at Julius. "Yeah, I know. The mayor of Colburn is a bit childish. I couldn't believe he had us arrested. He was the one running his horses around the corner. He was the one that was late; I just happened to be running through there as they turned." Jaden said with a smile, "It was wo-..." He stopped when he was cut off by Victoria, "What? We did not lie." When Vivianna showed up, she hid behind a wall and tried to keep from being seen.

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    Victoria crossed her arms in annoyance. "Lying to me twice is not good for you. So tell me again. Why did you lie?" Julius looked worried, but shook his head. "We didn't lie though. It's the truth. We saw your sister jump off the cliff. Well, step off. But the picture is the same." Victoria's left eye twitch. "And what? You expect me to believe you, a couple of strangers who arrived on a ship this fucking afternoon, over my own flesh and blood? She told me what you said wasn't true. And I believe my sister." Victoria snapped her fingers, and the two guards stepped forward. "Rough them up. Don't kill them though. Oh, and cut off that one's hair." Victoria pointed to Julius, who looked at her with wide eyes as he tried to speak. He looked to Jaden to see if they should run... or fight.
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    "What?" Jaden's eyes narrowed. He looked to the two guards, taking a few steps back as they got closer. Jaden looked to Julius and waved his hand, motioning for him to hold his ground. "Now look. We did not lie. We saw what we saw and told you exactly that. If anyone is lying, it's your sister. Maybe she's scared for you to find out the truth, I don't know, but that's not our problem." Jaden spoke this while keeping his eye on the incoming guards. Vivianna listened from her little hiding spot. Jaden was right about her. Should she come forth? Her sister wouldn't really harm them. She's just scaring them into telling the truth, right? Vivianna knew better than that. She was just lying to herself now.

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    "And I still see no reason to believe my sister lied to me." Victoria crossed her arms again, her head tilting back in arrogance. "I'll give you one last chance to admit you lied." "We didn't though." Victoria sighed. "Have it your way." With a shrug, she watched as her guards moved closer. One of them raised a cudgel to strike Julius. Julius avoided the guard's strike with a quick sidestep, but the second guard's staff hit his gut. "Hmm... cut off the last two fingers too. If anyone asks, they were thieves that tried to steal the art inside." And Victoria watched as the guards pulled out shortswords. Her expression wasn't changing. She didn't want to hurt them, but they were giving her no choice.
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    Re: Broken [Closed]

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    It began. Vivianna watched the scene unfold before her. She had done this to them. The guard approached Jaden and went to strike with the back end of a hatchet. Jaden moved out of the way and even dodged the second attack that barely missed his face. "We did not lie! And admitting to something we did not do, would you call of your gu-..." Jaden was struck in the stomach and fell over. He tried to catch his breath as the wind was knocked out of him. The guard grabbed his wrist and planted it against the ground, ready to chop off his fingers. The other guard took his chance after striking Julius' gut to grab the mans hair. Vivianna was wanting to speak up. She couldn't say it. Instead, she moved.

    Vivianna rushed forward and pushed one guard away from Julius, which was enough to stop the second. The guard looked at her with a raised eyebrow and spoke angrily, "Lady Bellante has asked for these two to be punished. Why does her younger sister interfere?" Vivianna was frozen. The guard turned to her. He was not threatening her, but just curious of her actions. Vivianna's fear of men took hold. Her pupils dilated. She began to sweat and shake. Jaden noticed this and hoped Julius did too. It was like back on the ship, where Vivianna was freaking out and screaming. "Julius." Jaden called out and used his free hand to point to Vivianna and the guard, "Put your back to the girl."

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    Re: Broken [Closed]

    Post by Tsubine on Sat Jul 23, 2016 12:21 am

    Victoria raised her hand the moment Vivianna stepped into the fray. It was an order to stop. Julius looked at Jaden with an incredulous look. He was concerned about this action. "And put my back to her? If I get stabbed, the healing is coming out of your pocket." Julius darted forth and did as Jaden asked. He blocked the young woman's view of the guard. Victoria slammed her foot down, black fire shadowing the area around it. "What the hell is going on here?! Vivianna, what is the meaning of this?" There was more than a bit of harshness in Victoria's voice. "And you, why the hell did you tell your friend to do that? Someone just tell me what the fuck is going on at my own damn house!"
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    "Just do it!" Jaden said as he jerked his hand away from the guard. The man hadn't been paying attention, so he took his chance. He kicked the guy away from him and stood up, stepping back a bit. Vivianna had been staring in fear at the guard when suddenly she was staring at hair. She blinked a couple times and looked around, realizing that Julius had stepped between the two of them. Hearing her sister yell caused her to jump. Vivianna took a few steps back from the group and covered her ears. "I told him to do that because your sister is afraid of men. I remember how she started screaming when Julius stopped her from hitting him. He had grabbed her wrists because she wouldn't stop attacking." Jaden explained and sighed, "When your guard was staring down at her, she froze. When Julius stepped in between, she was able to focus again. It is something I learned a long time ago. Now Vivianna... I think you have something to say to your sister, don't you?"

    Vivianna opened her eyes and looked to Jaden, Julius, and then Victoria. She hesitated and couldn't keep looking at her sister. "I-I lied... They didn't. They saved me. I walked off the cliff on my own." Vivianna's eyes narrowed toward the ground, "I thought if you knew, you'd be mad at me."

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    Victoria looked at Vivianna with wide eyes. Emotion other than anger, cruelty, or care appeared in her eyes. It was worry. Victoria inhaled, then exhaled. She re-composed herself. "Stop attacking them, get back inside." Victoria ordered the guards away, and they complied. "Vi... you... You should know... No, actually you probably wouldn't. This isn't something that's come up, so... I'm not mad at you, Vi. If you have problems, you can talk to me about them. And even if you don't want to talk to me about the problems, know that I am there for you. Vi, no matter what, you're the best sister I could have asked for." Julius had snuck off to beside Jaden. He whispered in his friend's ear. "What the hell are we doing? Shouldn't we, you know, leave?"

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    Jaden raised an eyebrow at Julius. "No, this is cute. I'm going to watch. Besides, if anyone could get that young lady to care about her life again, it's you." Jaden smirked at Julius. There was an evil intent behind that smirk though, one that Julius would recognize. Jaden wanted to get to know Victoria. Vivianna lowered her head and kept looking away. "I don't know how to talk about things. I am not even sure I'm ready to talk about them either. That's the problem." Vivianna explained, "I can't even promise I won't try it again. I'm just trying to get through a few things and it's hard. I... I'm going to bed." Vivianna ran off as quickly as she could. "Lady Bellante, I understand your concern for your sister more than you know." Jaden stepped forward and spoke up, "If I may ask a question, how long has she been on the island? Does she ever get out? Does she have friends or anyone to talk to? Obviously she has you and you two seem very close. It may sound strange, but sometimes there are things that come up in life that are easier to tell a stranger over your own flesh and blood... Julius can help with that."


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