nightcrossed: (magic!Hymn)
[It was the usual scene: Tear wandering around out of doors late in the evening. The melodist had been growing increasingly restless, and the easiest solution to quelling that uneasiness was to train her body to become stronger. Besides, she had requested sparring partners and Luke was expecting her to be able to teach him. If Tear didn't come to understand her own abilities better, she'd be hindering everyone else. Tear, as a soldier and as a person, did not want to slow anyone down.

Tear paused in an open area free of people, extending her staff so that it was parallel to the ground. She made sure her breath was even, shutting out everything around her in order to sense even the slightest of vibrations in the air. She focused, drawing those vibrations - particles of sound, towards herself.

To the average onlooker with any knack for magic, it probably looked like she was charging up magic in order to cast a spell. Rather than chanting a traditional incantation, however, Tear sang a short verse.]


♪ Croix Ryo Croix Nevu Tsuae Rei Croix Ryo Tsuae Rei Va ♪

Grand Cross!

[Some distance away, where empty, darkening air had been moments before, the space exploded into blooming light, forming the unmistakable shape of an ornamental cross.]
nightcrossed: (fighting!Staff (game))
[Filtered to friends & acquaintances; locked from Luke & Asch]

I have an inquiry I would like to make:

I encountered a new arrival to the island a few days ago; he was a swordsman wearing a black uniform with long red hair, green eyes, and a grouchy disposition. Has anyone else crossed paths with this person? If so, I'd like to speak with you at a convenient time.

[/end filter]

I'm looking for a sparring partner. Would anyone be interested?
Weapons and fighting style don't matter. I use a staff and knives, and what some people would refer to as "magic". I'm not opposed to using a sword, either, but I haven't received proper training in handling one.

In any case, a person can improve only so much using stationary targets.
nightcrossed: (fangirl!Resist)
[Private; hackable to friends (if you've interacted with her at least 3-5 times I'd say)]

Mystearica Aura Fende. That's what Misa-Misa said my name was, at least. It seems like it could be correct, judging it against my brother's name. But it makes me wonder if there's a reason besides convenience's sake that I remembered myself simply as "Tear".
I suppose shorter's just easier...

I can't say that I thoroughly understand her abilities, but they do seem useful enough, especially if you worked alongside healers or medics. The more I think about it, though, there really does seem to be a pattern. A lot of the people I've met seem to either have unique abilities, were important where they came from, or both. Perhaps there's a purpose for gathering people with a wide variety of specialties? Well, it's not like anyone can give me an answer. Moving on...

Speaking of people I've met, a lot of those I was introduced to when I first got here have since disappeared. Some people seem worried about that, as if this place is dying, or rather, that it'll "never be born". I don't think this place is dying so much as changing, but I dislike that aspect of it all the same. Disappearing. What happens to a person who disappears... do they appear elsewhere at the same rate and merely get transferred to another place, or is there actually a moment when they no longer exist?

[/Private]

Right.
Other than all that, I'm seriously thinking that this might be an ideal time for me to find a pet. ...I'm really sorry about earlier...!

Does anyone have any suggestions? I don't think I'm allergic to any animals, but it can't be one that would knock over or try to ingest plants now that I've finally succeeded in getting them to bloom properly.

[Hymn #21]

May. 9th, 2009 10:08 pm
nightcrossed: (Unreadable)
Well, that wasn't so bad. I could have done without sweeping, but learning the proper way to prepare tea was interesting enough. I never knew it was such a complicated process or that I had been doing it completely wrong all this time. It's a little embarrassing... I guess I'm not very graceful...

[Tear conveniently leaves out the part about her shoulders, arms, and fingers being stiff from working all day. You might not want to touch her. (You probably shouldn't either way.)]

I've been thinking on things again. It seems like some of the residents are trying to make a new life on this island and others are clinging to the past they can't remember...

What do I want to do? There doesn't seem to be a right or best decision.

Do I want to search for yesterday's me?
Or do I want to simply start over?
Or do I want to incorporate aspects of both of those people?

The problem is not knowing who I was or what I did. There's the possibility that I won't even approve of her (ie. the person I was) after meeting new people and experiencing different things here. At the same time, however, I don't think I can abandon her. Not only is she directly related to the person I am now (...I mean, she must be, logically speaking...), but there's also the fact that I will inevitably remember who she was and what was important to her. As for both? I don't know. I have no desire to contradict myself and I feel that's entirely possible. Then again, I've probably said hypocritical things already.

I have to wonder if people are waiting for me back home. I keep dreaming about Van. What would my brother be doing if he was in my situation, and has he even noticed my disappearance? (Do we even disappear?)

There's not much point in worrying about it, but it's difficult to ignore questions like this.

Anyway.

Mokona suggested that I try a fruit dish next. I was leaning towards pineapples or strawberries since I experimented with apples last time. Does anyone remember any of their favorite dishes from home?

Also, it seems like a family of birds have made a nest in one of the hanging baskets outside the cafe. They're really lively and seem to be singing all the time. I think the eggs will probably hatch soon. (I'm no expert, but...) Please be mindful of them if you visit the cafe, since I don't want them to abandon their eggs. I bet the chicks will be really fluffy and adorable. <3
nightcrossed: (maid!Working)
[[OOC: This and subsequent entries take place after the hiking thread (which is still going on, as far as I know) And her maid outfit is as close as I can get to a cafe uniform so, enjoy.]]

[Tear sat at one of the cafe tables with a sheet of paper and a pen, comprising a list. The room was mostly vacant and the atmosphere relaxed. The restaurant's manager had set her about the task of coming up with ideas to attract more customers, and she was brainstorming dutifully. It didn't hurt that an influx of customers brought with it the potential for tips, which she didn't particularly need, but were bound to be useful eventually for lessons or supplies.

So far she had written down the obvious: extending the menu, lowering prices, advertising, offering some form of entertainment, following some sort of theme which might be popular with the other residents (or maybe switching themes every week so that returning customers would have something to look forward to). It had also crossed her mind that hiring more staff members might draw a larger crowd - after all, there was only so much she could do by herself, and she didn't much want to run herself ragged if it could be avoided. Although, it was fairly obvious that Tear was the type to do just that unless someone convinced her to stop.

Tear paused in her work long enough to adjust her headband and help herself to another sip of tea.]

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