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February 10th, 2016
11:26 pm

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We Are Going To Eat You
We Are The Night session 14...

Mary woke as someone put a hand over her mouth.

"Don't scream. Listen. You can't trust them. Any of them. Even the ones sworn to keep you safe are still monsters."
"And I can trust you?" she asked accusingly as the man let her go.
"I never said that."

He wrote a cell number on a note and left. She lay back, now feeling unable to sleep by day or night.


Laura was waiting shortly after nightfall.

"Are you alright? You look exhausted."
"Wonder why that might be..."
"I... We do what we can." She sounded genuinely concerned. Mary pursed her lips, saying nothing. She continued. "One of my... associates believes that you know more about Simon's death."
"So you want to read my mind? I mean, do you go around just doing that?"
"No... It... would be helpful, but I won't push it. But someone else might."
"Who, your Prince? One of the others?"

Laura backed off, letting Mary have a bit more space.

Which is when two snarling vampires burst in.

Laura held one off, the other chased Mary - she ran into the kitchen and pulled out a knife drawer, throwing it all at him. He knocked her down, then Laura came in, teeth bared, moving almost too fast to see, and snapped his neck.

She moved to pick Mary up, to get her somewhere safe.

Trying not to look at the cut on her forehead.

Michael, meanwhile, was near enough to see the first vampire running off, holding his newly broken arm. He followed him to an alley between two campus buildings and dropped down behind him.

"What do you want with her?"

The vampire responded by snapping his arm back into place and attacking.

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Current Music: Stabbing Westward, Save Yourself
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February 4th, 2016
12:36 am

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We Are Unlucky For Some
We Are The Night session 13...


Michael paused to find an opening to get the vampire away from Steve without him seeing it. After a little while a new song filled the dancefloor and Steve was distracted for a moment - and when he looked back the woman was gone.

"What do you want?"
"Just to remind you all that the girl has too many ties to the world. She's not like us. So easily hurt."

Mary stayed among crowds, spending the night in the campus library, trying to stay awake till dawn.

Laura went to see the witch.

"You told me she doesn't know what she knows. Something important she's seen, that she doesn't realize?"
"If I am right... she knows why her grandfather died."
"Why?"
"She has seen too much. We keep secrets, you and I. And the one she carries could kill us all..."

Mary waited till dawn to go home, fell asleep almost immediately.

And didn't wake as someone entered...

Current Mood: dark
Current Music: garbage, Never Be Free
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January 28th, 2016
10:06 pm

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We Are 2016
We Are The Night session 12...


Laura waited for Mary after an evening class, taking care not to be seen by Steve or Jo.

"It may be that you know more than you realize."
"Like what? He never told me what he was. What you are." (Laura looked away uncomfortably.) "He never even told me who he really was."
"But maybe you saw him with someone, overheard something?"
"So what if I did? I don't know it."
"Some of us can... read minds."

Mary flinched, scared, then angry.


Michael tracked down the invading vampire, and saw him meeting with another, a dark-haired woman in gold.

And the next time he saw her, she was at a student club, putting the moves on Steve.

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Current Music: Thursday, Jet Black New Year
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January 14th, 2016
11:40 pm

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Alan Rickman
“Actors are agents of change. A film, a piece of theatre, a piece of music, or a book can make a difference. It can change the world.”
Alan Rickman

And please watch a tortoise eat a strawberry.

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January 11th, 2016
11:26 pm

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We can be heroes.

Current Mood: sadsad
Current Music: David Bowie, Heroes

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December 31st, 2015
12:33 am

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Should auld acquaintance be forgot...
So I had seven things to go to for Halloween and one for New Year's. What does this say about me and my circle of friends? Hmm...

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Current Music: Thursday, Jet Black New Year

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December 25th, 2015
12:52 am

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Happy Holidays!

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Current Music: Making Christmas

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December 16th, 2015
08:51 pm

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We Are Wish You A Merry Christmas
We Are The Night session 11...


(A day early because of something happening.)

Michael burst in and seized the vampire, fighting and forcing him out.

"Why are you doing this?"

The vampire vanished, laughing.

Michael called Laura to watch the room.

Talbot denied all knowledge of this vampire. Was he telling the truth?

Still at court, Laura was approached by one of her clan, a Crone witch.

"The girl does not know what she knows..."

Current Mood: dark
Current Music: Darkness! No Parents!
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December 10th, 2015
12:25 am

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We Are The Night session 10...


Michael and Laura cornered the man. Laura turned on the charm and he told them he's been working for Mr. Talbot to find out more about a murder. He didn't seem to know about vampires. Laura sent him on his way. Michael looked at her questioningly.

"Better not harm him. I would like to know what Talbot wants with her, though..."

Mary got up before dawn, waited till the sun is well up before going back to her room to get ready for her day.

She didn't spot the man watching her.

As night fell, Laura came to her room and told her what had happened.

"Why would your prince be so interested in me?"
"I have one idea. You're not going to like it..."
"Tell me."
"Your grandfather had enemies, maybe more than he knew. Now they're ours. I don't know if he's with them or against them, but right now he wants to know what you're doing."
"But, why would vampires care about me?"
"Maybe to spite Simon, or his line. Or maybe you have something, or know something, they want?"
"I don't. I don't!"

Laura left in silence.

And at night another vampire came a calling...

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Current Music: Prince, Creep
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December 2nd, 2015
11:15 pm

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We Are There For You (When The Rain Starts To Pour...)

We Are The Night session 9...


Jo called the police.

Michael crept close to scent the air, then withdrew, not feeling like answering those kinds of questions.

The police probably weren't as helpful as they might have been if Mary didn't have to lie about her grandfather being murdered, what with him having been officially dead for decades.

Mary stayed with Jo. Steve slept on the couch. Michael and Laura watched from across the street.

"What we can do for her is find the man following her." With that, Laura left. After a moment, Michael followed.

They had little trouble finding him. Answering to the Prince.

(And there was some discussion of shipping Mary and Jo, as the only character who isn't totally into her.)

Current Mood: evil
Current Music: Deadboy And The Elephantmen, Stop, I'm Already Dead
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November 27th, 2015
10:58 pm

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Black Friday, I'm In Love
The streets are filled with ravenous, remorseless hunters. Not vampires. Shoppers.

Cleanup on every aisle. Please send help. We beg you.

Shop till someone drops.

Tales From Black Friday 2015

Current Mood: creepy
Current Music: Glee, Friday
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November 25th, 2015
11:29 pm

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We Are The Not Sure About This

We Are The Night session 8...


Laura shadowed the stalker, who proved to be a human. She suspected, not unreasonably, that he was working for a vampire, so got that bit closer to listen in as he made a call.

Mary hit a couple bars with Jo and Steve, having roughly zero much fun due to her grandfather dying and the whole issue with vampires.

Michael followed Mary, staying out of sight. He spotted the man tailing her, and Laura as well. I'm sure this won't be awkward.

The stalker's conversation was vague in a sinister way. "She's in sight, out with friends... no, nothing like that..." He headed off.

Some guys hit on Mary and Jo. Steve got defensive, telling them Mary wasn't interested. Not really his call to make even though she wasn't, as Jo pointed out. One of the guys looked like he was considering a swing at Steve. Laura intervened, far enough away that Mary didn't see, and one look in her eye made him back right down.

Steve walked Mary and Jo home, with Michael shadowing at a distance. When they got there, they found it had been ransacked...

Current Mood: ominous
Current Music: Ivy, Worry About You

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November 19th, 2015
12:24 am

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We Are The Nightlife
We Are The Night session 7...


A dingy basement nightclub in the Village, home to a small stage, domain of Julia. Laura tried not to look out of place. Michael didn't bother.

Mary stayed away, on campus, in brightly lit areas with lots of people.

"So, her defenders... Let me assure you that I have no interest in the girl herself, only in her grandfather's holdings. A shame to let it all lie fallow, wouldn't you agree?"

Unconvinced but with nothing more to go on at that moment, they split up. Michael said he would look over Simon's land while Laura returned to the Rack. He lied and went back to campus to keep an eye on Mary. Laura, in turn, called Mary to check in.

"It's Friday night, you should be out... I can be there to make sure you don't get any unwelcome attention..."

Vampires lying to each other. This will go well.

And sure enough, this was when Laura noticed someone following Mary.

Current Mood: busybusy
Current Music: The Clash At Demonhead, Black Sheep
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November 12th, 2015
12:15 am

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We Are You And Me And Them

We Are The Night session 6...


We know how Mary got mixed up with vampires... how did our vampires get here?

Michael sat with Mary at a cafe just off campus, slowly sipping water as she worked through a sandwich and cappuccino.

"It, uh, doesn't bother you, right?"
"It's fine..." he said, not entirely honestly.
"How long has it been?"
"Six years, give or take."
"That's not actually all that long... How did it happen?"
"Wrong place at the wrong time."
"It's okay, you can tell me. If you want."

He considered this, and told her. He'd been travelling for work, and not finding much, for a year or so when it happened. He hasn't seen her since.

"That's terrible."
"You deal."
"How? How do you...?"
"Animals, mostly."

He looked uneasy. She put a hand on his.

Naturally, that was when Laura came in.

She discussed what she had found about the woman with blue eyes - her name was Julia, and her preferred feeding ground and possible domain was a late night jazz and blues club in the Village - and her "enemy" - which wasn't much really. She suggested taking Mary to see her, and that Michael could come as well...

Current Mood: gloomygloomy
Current Music: CHVRCHES, Now Is Not The Time
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November 9th, 2015
12:20 am

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Coincidental magic. With trucks.
In the gap between Halloween and the Bloodlines anniversary, imagining Mage: The Ascension from an outside POV at WOD Happens. It wouldn't be big and flashy, it would look like accidents...

The quiet week between Halloween and the Bloodlines anniversary where - oh, Mages at war. #WorldOfDarkness weather is coincidental lightning

When I grow up I want to be a Hollow One. Not that I'm going to grow up.

From an outside POV Mage battles are running, shouting and then someone getting hit by a reversing truck.

And then the Tremere are all like "look, I'm shooting fireballs, no Paradox for me!"
And then there's another truck.

There are always more trucks.

Mage war is less obvious than vampire or werewolf war. Unless you own a rare book store or a server farm.

Or, of course, a truck.

Current Mood: sillysilly
Current Music: Goat, The Witch
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November 5th, 2015
12:58 am

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We Are What We Are
We Are The Night session 5...


The Blue Eyed Woman was another vampire, a Daeva, older than Simon. There to see the Prince about Simon's hunting ground.

"So why tell us?" Michael asked.
"She is my enemy..." the man said, and stepped away.

"Are you all like this?" Mary asked, not unreasonably.

Next day she returned to class, reasonably confident that she was safe while the sun was out. She headed to the library, looking up local history... and unsolved murders.

Her studies were interrupted by friends, Steve and Jo. Hanging out reminded her how strange Laura and Michael were.. while also reminding her of them in another way, as Steve would have liked to be more than a friend, but...

Another night, and Laura was waiting outside her dorm. "You should be safe enough on campus, and with friends..." She pointedly glanced to a dark side path. Then she stood up, approached... paused and looked over as Michael stepped out of a shadow nearby.

Current Mood: dark
Current Music: The Vampire Lestat, Slept So Long
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October 31st, 2015
05:11 pm

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This is Hallowe'en
This is Hallowe'en
Hallowe'en, Hallowe'en, Hallowe'en, Hallowe'en

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Current Music: This is Hallowe'en
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October 29th, 2015
11:39 pm

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Paradox Interactive buys White Wolf
Look in on the White Wolf page...

Current Mood: curiouscurious
Current Music: Ministry, Bloodlines
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12:57 am

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We Are The People Your Parents Warned You About
We Are The Night session 4...

"So is this a fancy vampire party?"
"This will be a quiet session behind closed doors, but still, Prince of the city and all that." Laura shrugs.
"Prince? Really?"
"Yeah." Michael growls under his breath.

Laura helps Mary find an outfit that won't draw attention to her. Or her neck.

"Hair down, dark colors, sensible shoes. No cross jewelry - too on the nose. We'll do the fancy vampire party at the weekend. Promise!"
"... You don't have to on my account!"

Talbot, the Prince, attends the meeting at one of the Plaza's restaurants, attended by two humans who look like a bodyguard and a P.A.

"Miss Danvers, an honor to meet you, so sorry it is under such circumstances."

The Prince relays some of what he knew about Simon's recent dealings. Nothing that he couldn't have told Michael the night before. He speaks softly. Laura and Michael both notice how Mary doesn't seem scared by him like she is by every other vampire, including them...

On the way out, they see a woman with eerily blue eyes watching them at the bar.

Once outside, Michael bares his teeth as someone else approaches.

"Did you see the woman?" he asks.

Current Mood: busybusy
Current Music: Evanescence, My Immortal
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October 22nd, 2015
12:54 am

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We Are The Problem, Not The Solution
We Are The Night session 3...

The guy selling discard AB blood was curious why Laura was buying. "You haven't found religion, have you?" She paid extra for him not to be.

Michael headed to Mary's university campus to check for other vampires. A few. "There are always some. Kids away from home for the first time, access to drink and drugs. Almost too easy."

One of the ringleaders approached to a polite distance, asked what he was doing there.

"Making sure it's safe for this girl."
"Simon's? Sure, we can keep on steering clear." She smiled like this was an act of great generosity.

Mary discreetly tested whether vampires show up in mirrors, and on camera.

"We know we're being reflected like you know when you're being watched." Laura pointedly fixed her lipstick in the mirror once she figured out what she was doing.

On his way back, another vampire approached Michael, at a closer than polite distance.

"You are looking into the death of Simon Lucas. Might I ask why?"
"Of course. It's a family matter."
"Not looking to take over his holdings?"
"No..."
"There will be a meeting to discuss the matter at the Plaza tomorrow evening. Bring the girl."

Michael nodded low, and the Prince walked away.

(Yeah, the Prince is hot. This is deliberate.)

Current Mood: evil
Current Music: Stabbing Westward, Save Yourself
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