Ghosts and phantoms

Unmei begins collecting halloween themed people as friends. First a vampire, now a spirit! After this, maybe a werewolf? Who knows!

Date: 2018-08-28
Pose Count: 17
Unmei Tama 2018-08-28 01:43:32 96227
Unmei Tama was walking through the park, her eyes lowered. Her hair was white again and two little birds followed her around. A beautiful phoenix and peacock. Her head was down and she looked miserable.

Why? Because she still didn't have an answer. She was scared. She didn't really know what she wanted. She just knew she wasn't happy with the current situation. But...

A part of her wanted to reach out to Kunzite. But she didn't... She was a bother to them. She knew she was a bother to them. That's all she was to anyone. That's what she just... was. Of all things. They gave her money. And she stayed in her little box and didn't bother them.

She knew she was being greedy. But she couldn't... stop. She missed what all of them... what she thought all of them had. And she wondered where she had failed... She sat down against a tree and closed her eyes, leaning forward as she hugged her knees to her chest. She wondered if this really counted as a 'patrol' if all she did was sit and mope.
Icela 2018-08-28 01:50:28 96231
From up above in that tree comes a voice. "Do you have a habit of sitting against other people's trees uninvited?" Icela's mildly chiding voice doesn't sound upset, more like she's pretty much used to it. She looks down at Unmei with curiousity, already flipping to a new page in her sketchpad and getting out her pencil, beginning to sketch the girl. "The price for such insolence is to be drawn."
Unmei Tama 2018-08-28 01:51:57 96232
Unmei Tama yelped and pulled away, shaking her head. "I-I'm sorry?" she said softly. "I didn't mean to... I..." Then blinked.

"Wait.... drawn? You want to draw me?" she asked with a tiny smile. "I-I didn't think I was... ummm.... okay.... if you want to. I-I don't mind." She sounded absolutely flattered as she leaned back against the tree.

"I'm Unmei, a pleasure to meet you."
Icela 2018-08-28 01:54:47 96235
"I like to draw interesting people. Keeps me practicing." Icela responds, avoiding making any statement about Unmei's appearance other than interesting; whatever that means. The pencil moves with purpose and confidence, "My name is Icela." She introduces herself with a smile, before adding a comment of mock-concern, "Are you alright? You look upset about something."
Unmei Tama 2018-08-28 02:09:30 96239
Unmei Tama sighs and nods. "Y-yeah. I'm just... lost... I guess. Concerned... I don't know where I belong or anything..." she mumbled. "I thought I had a family that wanted me but... they don't. They wanna help me but... we're not a family. They're family to me, but not the other way around..." she mumbled.

"I guess I just feel... alone..."
Icela 2018-08-28 02:14:07 96240
"If they don't want you to be family; they don't deserve you." There's a clear anger in Icela's voice; regardless of why it's clear the very notion of rejecting family is angering her. Still, it doesn't seem to impact her sketching, she's just going away at it. "And I know what it's like to feel alone. Believe me." She pauses a moment before admitting to a small weakness. "I don't have anyone to call family. Never have."
Unmei Tama 2018-08-28 02:17:26 96242
Unmei Tama nodded. "I don't blame them. They're pretty much the third one I had and the first two didn't want me either..." she muttered. "At least they support me so I'm not homeless or forced to... err..." Go back to eclipse. "Do anything bad..."

She then started. "Wait, no..." she glanced up at the woman. She didn't... She looked.... odd. "Are... what... are you... And... I'm sorry you don't have a family either. It... it really sucks, huh?"
Icela 2018-08-28 02:20:35 96244
"Rejecting family is never something excusable." Icela answers as she keeps sketching, her tone both angry and unshakable. She tilts her head slightly as she realizes Unmei can see that she isn't quite human. "I'm a spirit." She explains, "But before I was a spirit, I was a foundling. Grew up in an orphanage."
Unmei Tama 2018-08-28 02:26:46 96245
Unmei Tama nodded. "Yeah... it sucks. I just hate being unwanted," she mumbled. She then gave a nod. "A... foundling? I'm sorry. I did at least have parents for... most of my life..."

"Even if they hated me. Disowned me. Kicked me to the curb the moment I didn't bow to their whims... but I still had them then..."

She then shook her head. "Did you... are you an angry spirit out for vengeance, or just lonely?" Well, she accepted 'being a spirit' easily enough, at least.
Icela 2018-08-28 02:29:53 96247
"If they treated you like that, they don't deserve you." Icela reiterates the sentiment, with clear fury in her voice, and she keeps drawing Unmei. Until that last question, at which she pauses and tilts her head again. "Well, would an angry spirit be out here drawing and talking to strangers?" She asks with a smile, notably not actually answering the question.
Unmei Tama 2018-08-28 02:37:15 96249
Unmei Tama sighed and nodded. "Yeah.... probably. But I wish I had someone who did...." she said bitterly. "And yeah. I mean. You could be a spirit that is drawing people to make them lower their guard, then kill them as they walk away. And I figured it'd be rude to just assume you're a certain kind of spirit."
Icela 2018-08-28 02:41:10 96250
"Keep looking, and I'm sure you'll find someone eventually." Icela responds with a faint smile, looking at her own spirit flesh wryly. "And I guess I'm just trying to figure out what to do." Still technically not denying anything about vengeance, "I'll figure it out. Don't worry about me." She finishes up her sketch and hands it to Unmei. It's pretty good, fairly accurate except for one crucial difference.

The Unmei in the drawing looks happy.
Unmei Tama 2018-08-28 02:45:57 96252
Unmei Tama blinked and took it. She gave a small smile, nodding. "Thank you," she said before reaching out and patting the girl on the head. "Thank you. This is a really sweet gift. And I hope you find one, too... I really do. You seem like a real sweety and you only deserve the best."

"And... if you need help, you can ask. Okay? I mean... It might even make me feel good to actually help someone for a change instead of being a drain on everyone. And if you're worried about the spirit thing... Well... one of my best friends is a vampire, so... I think I can handle a cute little spirit."
Icela 2018-08-28 02:48:43 96253
"Sure, but uhh..." Icela smiles and allows Unmei to pat her head, "How would I contact you?" She seems a bit uncertain, but she clearly accepts the compliments and the offer; "I don't have a phone."
Unmei Tama 2018-08-28 02:51:16 96255
Unmei Tama opened her mouth... then blinked. Then finally shrugged. "You know what? You're not gonna try and kill me. My address is..." And she gave the address. I mean... ghosts. It could, feasibly, be dangerous. But... it seemed like a child to her and... well...

She didn't seem like a threat at all. And unmei wouldn't mind having more friends visit. Even if they were spirits.
Icela 2018-08-28 02:56:10 96256
Icela writes down the address. "Thanks. I don't know if I'll come by, but if I ever need help I'll ask." She smiles, and climbs back into her tree, leaning back and looking at the sky. "You're not like some of the others I've met. So many seem to judge me just for being a spirit, I didn't ask for this, you know?"
Unmei Tama 2018-08-28 02:59:56 96257
Unmei Tama nodded. "And if you wanna come by and like... watch movies and stuff... that'd be okay too. I'm usually... almost always home," she mumbled softly.

"Well... I might have before. But... you know. Vampire. I treated her really crapily when I first met her. I was scared. But... in the end, it turned out she was suffering too. I realized how awful I was being. And besides... if there's one thing I can understand, it's not liking, not wanting, the body you're in..." she mumbled. She then glanced at her watch. "I should head home. The new season of Go go rainbow boom starts tonight."