Lamya-chan Lamentations

Lamya crashes into her room and makes a huge mess. Lamya thinks that Ryo is the knight that 'killed her' two thousand years ago. Norie thinks this is dumb overall to dumb levels and she can't even.

Date: 2018-07-20
Pose Count: 22
Lacrima 2018-07-20 03:59:46 92760
Lacrima is having a Norie-day. This is something Lamya would know by now- where Lacrima takes one day a week where she burns the energy to hide indoors and 'be Norie' while she can't out in public the entire day. To this end, she is watching TV. Today's anime seems to be something about a giant pig that runs a cafe of some sort. She doesn't know the name but it's nice to just zone out.

And eat a lot of sandwiches. BOY that's an awfully big stack of sandwiches she has. Two of one type before moving to two of a different type. It appears she didn't intend to move too much for at least the first half of the day.

This is probably a stress response from yesterday though. Her brother is dumb. Why does he have to be so dumb.

She isn't sure which one she means. Alexis for blowing off a bad injury as 'it's nothing' or Ryo for being his currently asshole of a self.
Lamya 2018-07-20 04:14:08 92761
There's a sudden thump coming from upstairs around the vincinity of Lamya's room, and then a loud crash that sounds for all the world like an 80 gallon fish tank got thrown across the room and into a wall. There's a faint hum of magical energy as some of the protective wards that Norie's rommate has set up goes off. Lamya's voice thunders from above, shouting and cursing in, of all things, latin.

Lacrima 2018-07-20 04:19:23 92762
Thud! Norie 'chokes' on a bite of sandwich. Chokes in air quotes because she doesn't need to breathe technically, but she still manages to swallow when she can hear that, then feel the energy reverb of magical wards that Jia-chan setup.

She stands up and races upstairs and she hears....latin? She can understand it. She can understand it perfectly. More of Poderoso's influence seeping into her linguistics.

She raps on the door. "Lamya!? Who's there!? Are you in trouble!?" she begins rapping more rapidly on the door. knock knock knock.
Lamya 2018-07-20 04:37:40 92764
There is no answer from Lamya. However the crashing sounds intensify, as does the cursing, and water starts to leak out from under the door.
Lacrima 2018-07-20 04:43:39 92765
Norie can hear crashing and things through the door. The words earlier suggest that maybe someone is attacking Lamya and maybe something awful is happening!? Then the water. She really doesn't like barging into her roommate's rooms- notably because she's so persistent about the 'keep out of the basement' rule.

But she's also pretty sure Lamya will forgive her if say, something or someone is trying to kill her.

So she chooses to suddenly swing the door open, expecting the worse. She isn't feeling swaths of positive energy at least.

So hopefully nothing that can kill her.
Lamya 2018-07-20 04:48:03 92766
The door swings open easily, having been left unlocked. Inside is the dragon in her war form, a kind of hybrid between human and dragon, her clothes ripped to shreds as she didn't adjust them when she shifted.

The large acquarium that Lamya uses to sleep in had, indeed, been tossed across the room , the wards glow slightly at the spot of impact, having saved the wall from the brunt of damage, and a faint magical glow can be seen underneath that's protecting the floor from getting sopping wet. One of the windows is open, the one that faces the back yard and has the most privacy, presumably how Lamya managed to get into the house without going past Norie.

As for the dragon, she is literally letting off steam, each exhale of her breath sending steam curling up to the ceiling, eyes glowing red with rage and hate, as she takes out her frustrations on the poor four poster bed. Her cursing only gets more imaginative and vile with each slash of her immensely sharp claws, using ancient words that were probably scrubbed from the history books (but which the vampire can still understand perfectly).

When she hears the door open she whirls, ready to attack whoever it reveals. There's another pulse of magic, this time something much more ancient and powerful than anything the three girls who live at the mansion could set up is sensed, this time from the collar that encircles the neck of the dragon. It stops Lamya's charge well short of being able to make any kind of physical contact with her roommate.
Lacrima 2018-07-20 04:56:49 92767
The aquarium is tipped over. Then there's Lamya. In her powered form. And she's looking for an attacker, anyone, anything but she's seeing nothing but Lamya and a room is disarray, and she's cursing in words apparently that she's having trouble parsing but can still parse. Exactly how many languages did Poderoso /know/!? she thinks somewhere in the back of her subconscious.

There's a big sudden pulse of magic as Lamya turns around and this causes her to wince and flail and fall backwards a moment.

"Que diablos, Lamya! Que diablos esta mal aqui!?" she spits out.

She fumbles a moment. She knows she just Spanish'ed that out. "LAMYA WHAT THE HELL IS GOING ON HERE?!" she says more directly.
Lamya 2018-07-20 05:05:43 92768
The collar just increases the frustration in the dragon. She claws at it, long talons scraping at the flesh of her neck, causing it to start bleeding, but not doing any kind of noticible damage to the leather itself. Frustration upon frustration upon frustration just builds upon itself, until it boils out of her in a creschendo.

She roars to the heavens in anger, a jet of superheated acid spraying the ceiling of the bedroom, causing the wards to flare off again, protecting it from damage. Fortunately for Norie, none of it seeps out of the room, the wards managing to neutralize it before it could eat away at anything important.

It seems that venting like that managed to get it all out of her system, as she sinks to the floor afterwards, sobbing quietly. Once she gets a hold of herself, she manages to finally answer Noire. "Your brother," she says, voice quiet, vulnerable. "Is the Knight."
Lacrima 2018-07-20 05:12:01 92769
Well. That Happened is all Norie can think for what seems like five minutes in her head but it's just seconds. She'll need to have Jia-chan repair wards.

She isn't worried about the state of the room anyways, Norie blinks a little, she seems really confused about this. "Yes... Alexis-niisan is a knight. We discussed this before, didn't we...?" she asks softly. "I'm pretty sure... that... we agreed that Alexis-niisan isn't a bad knight...?" she says softly.

She hasn't thought of Ryo as 'brother' for nearly a year. She isn't making the connection right away.

"Please calm down... did something happen.. did Alexis-niisan say something something wrong...?" she asks with furrowed brow.
Lamya 2018-07-20 05:15:26 92770
"No," sobs the dragon into her hands. "Alexis is.... he is a good Knight." She looks up, cheeks streaked with tears. "No. I mean your brother by blood. Ryo." She slups, her wings drooping into the brackish puddles of water that flood her bedroom. "I don't know what to do. I can't fight him."
Lacrima 2018-07-20 05:17:51 92771
Norie sort of goes dead pan at this revelation. "Wh...what?...." she asks. "What did he do!? Did he transform or something!? Does he have magic!?" she asks rapidly. She rubs a hand up her face. He /does/ remember the magical things after all. "What did he tell you or say!?" she asks.

"I don't believe that. He's been just a normal jerk his whole life." she mutters. "Never a knight or...."

She shifts uncomfortably a moment. Just a little.

"Just please tell me what happened?" she asks.
Lamya 2018-07-20 05:23:34 92772
"I...." begins Lamya, unsure where to begin. She looks around her, and winces, seemingly aware for the first time of the damage she's caused. "I am sorry," she concludes slowly. "For the room. I shall fix it." For the dragon to admit fault so easily, and to be ashamed of her own actions is rare. Almost unheard of.

She stands, dripping with water, and starts to push the shattered remains of the acquarium together into a little heap. "I went to lunch down at Korma Chameleon. You know how much I like the curry there." Indeed. It seems the spicier the curry the more the dragon liked it, so it's not unusual for her to be seen with a plate of curry so hot that it could melt through the table. "And your brother came in for lunch while I was eating."
Lacrima 2018-07-20 05:26:53 92773
Norie seems confused. "Okay?" she asks. "What did Ryo do or say then, that led you to this belief?" she asks softly. "That he's 'The Knight'.". She knows that knight has a name, but she's going with 'The Knight' for now.

"I mean. Did he say or do something...? Did he try to attack you...? I mean. I think I've had heard from Rashmi-chan by now if he attacked you in her parent's shop." she says meekly.

"...Don't worry about the room. I'll need to move you into the one down the hall temporarily because I need to have an actual cleaners/contracter in here to fix it." she says quietly.

"Just... relax. Okay? Don't worry. About this right now." she says softly.
Lamya 2018-07-20 05:38:05 92774
Lamya scowls slightly, pushing the last of the aquarium together. "Let me do this. Please." Again, it's unusual for the dragon to be asking permission for something. Usually she just does what she wants. She reaches out a hand and speaks in a language long dead and forgotten, something connected to primal magics. Something that even Poderoso in his extremely long life doesn't know. A green glow engulfs the tank as it begins to reassemble herself.

"At first I didn't recognize him," she admits. Now that the spell is woven she just needs to feed it energy until it's job is done. "And I knew he looked familiar." She looks over to her roomate and offers her a wan smile. "You don't keep many pictures of him around, so it took me a while to figure out that he was your brother." She looks back at her handiwork when the spell is complete and nods in satisfaction.

"The family resemblence is there, so it wasn't hard to figure out." She beds down and easily picks up the acquarium with one arm and walks over to the stand where it had been, righting it and placing the acquarium atop it. "But there was something else that nagged me about him."

"At first I didn't get it," she admits. "The Knight... St George, as you call him, came from what is now Greece. But the resemblence is uncanny nonetheless." She adjusts things a little until they're back just so and nods in satisfaction. "It's more than just appearance, too. His walk. His attitude. His.... everything. There's no mistaking it."
Lacrima 2018-07-20 05:52:52 92775
Noire takes a cleansing breath. "So you think he's... The Knight. St. George based on his looks and..." she purses her lips and shakes her head. "I don't think he could be, Lamya-chan." she says. "People can look like other people and act like other people all the time." she says quietly.

"I mean. Even if he is... I mean...." a pause.

"Did he mention remembering anything?... or. Did he say something specific? Did he confirm that for you? I mean. Directly. Or did you just leave or something without talking to him at all?..." she asks quietly.
Lamya 2018-07-20 06:04:31 92776
Lamya looks about herself, at the dripping floor and debris. She sighs, and turns towards the bed, and starts casting a simliar spell like the one she used for the acquarium. "You don't forget the person who murdered you," she says bitterly. "It's him. Every fiber of my being says it's him. I have no doubt."

She watches wordlessly as the bed reassembles itself, pulling itself together from the splinters and fragments scattered across the floor. "Every instinct I have, as a dragon, tells me to kill him. To .... rip him to shreds with my talons." She stares at her hand, and at the the deadly implements of destruction that graces them. "But I cannot." She turns to look at Norie directly in the eye. "Have no fear. The collar makes sure of that."

The dragon continues to stare directly at her hostess, "But more importantly, I will not." To many, there's not much of a distinction between "can't" and "won't", but to Lamya it's everything. "He is your kin, and more than anything, you have earned my respect and... and friendship." She sighs, deflating. Almost quite literally as he form shift and shrinks down to the schoolgirl guise.

"There is a human part of me, now" she admits. "That's... something I've come to admit. And it is that part that guides my actions on this."
Lacrima 2018-07-20 06:19:01 92777
Norie gently rubs her face. "I wish Mamoru wasn't...." a pause. "I wish Mamoru was able to touch him or something and do his empath thing and see if he can't find anything out." she says. "But he can't right now. He's... busy." she says. Well without his powers. But she doesn't know how open or closed that secret still is.

She shifts uncomfortably. "I'll. Talk to him. Okay? I mean I'll try to." she says. "He doesn't see me as 'Norie' anymore. Just something wearing her skin." she says.

She sighs. "Thank you. For that much. I don't know what would happen to my parents if they also... lost Ryo-niisan." she has to wrap her tounge around that one. But it seems apt for the moment.

"I just... I need to think on this some more. Okay?" she asks.
Lamya 2018-07-20 06:24:53 92778
Lamya nods slowly in agreement. "As do I." A heavy sigh falls from her lips and a third spell causes the room to grow warm, but not uncomfortably so. The water starts to dry up from the floor and Lamya's clothes, which are still tattered.

"Like I said... I don't know what to do." She scowls, picking at the rags she wears. "I do know that I will defend myself if necessary. I just... hope--" the word is not one she's familiar in using for herself, "--that it doesn't come to that." She looks up. "I promise you. I will not instigate anything."
Lacrima 2018-07-20 06:34:01 92779
Norie sighs a little. "Ryo gave me a hard noogie once that made a bruise on the top of my head when I was younger. I don't think that he could hurt you." she says. She sighs a bit.

"Like I said. I'll talk to him. Just. Ignore anything he says if he starts to backtalk or anything. Words can hurt, but they're not physical attacks." she says quietly.

"I think he's scared. Really. Of all this magic garbage." she says. "He just doesn't know how to deal with it." she mutters.

"I need to talk to... Mamoru or... one of his boys or... of. The girls. They're. Reincarnations. Of ancient people. Maybe they might know some way to poke Ryo. To see if it's something like that. I'm not sure." she says quietly.
Lamya 2018-07-20 06:41:04 92780
Lamya nods slowly, looking at her room. It's mostly clean and dry, but could still use some love to make it homy again. Plus she still needs to pick up all the foliage that used to be in the aquarium. "Okay. I think I'm... " she pauses. "I think I don't want to sleep in here tonight," she concludes.
Lacrima 2018-07-20 06:44:54 92781
Norie nods a little. "You can sleep where you want to, Lamya-chan. Whether that's here or somewhere else, that's up to you. But you can always come back here, I promise. Just. Please don't. Hide?" she asks softly.

"In case something happens and I need to talk to you about this again." she says quietly.

A pause. "OH! My sandwiches." she mutters. "I have sandwiches downstairs do you want any?" she asks. "I forgot what I was doing before...." she mutters a little. "Before I heard all that."
Lamya 2018-07-20 06:49:55 92782
Lamya goes over to close the window. "Dragons don't hide," Lamya says. "So you will not have to worry about that and," she pauses assessing how she feels. Yes. "I am hungry, so the sandwiches sound delicious." She looks at the mess but decides that the rest of the room can wait.

"Let's go."