Darkpine [Private] in Fantastical Role Plays Posted June 12, 2015 · Report post The tires of Curtis' dark blue Jeep Wrangler crunched against the gravel road of the parking area near Carrow Hill. He pulled in to the lot and found a spot, noting there were a few other cars there. When he got out there was nobody around and it was already dark. Beyond the parking lot was a slim grassy path through the woods that led upwards to the clearing known as Carrow Hill. His sensitive hearing had already picked up on the dull bass that was thumping through the night from up the hill. He was dressed in a pair of blue jeans and black boots, with a royal blue, sleeveless t-shirt and a grey hooded sweater over it. He ambled up the hill as the grew louder and clearer. Among the usual woodland scents picked up by his heightened sense of smell, he could also smell beer, sweat and the sweat of a bunch of rowdy millennials looking to have a good time. When he was younger and his senses had first kicked in he had really struggled with the less than desirable smells, but over the years he had managed to filter them out. They were still present, but he was able to separate them, and focus on the ones he wanted to. When he emerged over the top of the hill he looked out on to a flat area of grass with a substantial crowd of people. Someone had brought those torches you can buy at Home Depot, and there was a distinctive scattering of everyone's party favourite, the red Solo cups. A tall boy had noticed his arrival and was walking towards him. The lanky figure was skinny and had a friendly, gentle face as well as a mane of wild, untameable hair. When he approached he brought his hand up in a fist and Curtis bumped it with his own. "Curtis, glad you could make it!" He said with a grin. "So am I, Danny." Curtis said with a smirk. "Looks like a big turn out.""Yeah, man. Some dude who just moved here arranged it. Looks like he makes friends real fast.""You're not kidding." Curtis said with a nod. "Come on let's get in there. I'll get you a beer." Danny said. "No thanks, I'm driving." Curtis said. "Oh come on, man." Danny replied. "One beer. It can't hurt.""I promised my dad." Curtis said, shaking his head. "Ah, okay. Well it's your loss." Danny said, admitting defeat. "Oh I think Justin is around here somewhere." The pair made their way in to the party and began to mingle with the guests. They found themselves sitting on the back of someone's pickup truck with a few other people, chatting and watching the drunker party goers dancing a little away from them. Further off a bunch of college kids were tossing around a football, and someone else had brought a grill and was flipping burgers. Curtis was sipping Coke from a solo cup when the music died down and was replaced by the gentle strumming of a . Curtis looked up as he heard a girl singing, and when he looked at her he felt his eyes focus on her, making everything around her become blurry and irrelevant. She was dressed in a leather top and a long, red slip-skirt. Her hair was long and the whitest blonde, and her make-up was minimalist but distinctive. His gaze lingered on her crimson lips for a moment, they looked soft. That, along with the pleasant sensation that came from hearing her voice, gave him a sudden and overwhelming need. It was not entirely pleasant. It was often described as having butterflies in your stomach, but with Curtis it was just that little bit worse. There was something deep and primal about his urges, something that became worse as the full moon grew nearer. It was one thing to keep the animal inside in check, he could do that much, even now. That didn't stop the feeling though, and he was always just a little sad when he felt those predatory desires within him. He was lost for a moment in her song, not even managing to particularly take notice of the guitarist she was with, who despite her talent seemed just as unimportant as everything else. And then she stopped singing, and his heart sank a little. People clapped, but he had been too lost in his thoughts to follow suit. The party music started again and Curtis became aware that he had gotten out of the back of the pick up and was walking. He could distantly hear Danny asking him where he was going but he didn't feel like responding. He moved through the people, tilting his head as passers by blocked his view of the pretty blonde. He just wanted to talk to her, he told himself. Yet the assurance did little to comfort him. His legs were moving on his own. The wolf inside had control, and he was just a passenger. However, before he could reach the girl, he felt someone grab him firmly at his shoulder from behind. The strong grip pulled him 180 and he was suddenly facing his cousin, Justin. "Uh-uh, buddy." Justin said, he was frowning a little. "I know that look. Have you been drinking?""Uh..no." Curtis said, shaking his head. "I was just...gonna talk to that girl.""Ah...I get it." Justin said, shaking his head as a little relieved smirk spread across his face. He looked over at the two girls and then back to Curtis. "Well I can see why. You still lost control of yourself though.""Give me a break. Can't I talk to a cute girl?" Curtis asked. "Cute?" Justin said, smiling again. "That girl is hot, dude. You're talking about the brunette, right?""No, the blonde..." Curtis said. "Dude, she's not for you." Justin said dismissively. "Actually...I kind of like that brunette. You should probably just give up on them altogether.""Shut up!" Curtis said, giving Justin a playful punch on the arm. "Look...I'm going over there. Why don't you join me since you like that brunette so much?""Well the bro code dictates that I can't deny a request to be a wingman." Justin said, smirking some more. "You're a piece of work, you know that?" Curtis said. Together they made their way over to the two girls. When they looked at him, he suddenly felt incredibly shy. What, exactly, was he supposed to say now? Apparently Justin seemed to have that avenue covered. "Evening, girls." He said confidently, making sure to keep his gaze on the brunette. "I'm Justin. This here is my cousin, Curtis.""Uh...hey, how's it going?" Curtis said with a bashful smile, whilst inwardly picturing himself dying a slow and painful death. Lily who had been facing their direction as they approached looked Justin up and down deciding if it was worth speaking, her mouth tilted to the side in a cute sorta way and then turned into a smirk and after a few seconds she had decided. "Evening to you as well gentlemen. .. I'm Lily" She then motioned a hitch hiking thumb over her shoulder to Vivian who was facing the opposite way looking around at the party curiously. "That's Vivi" Vivian then glanced over her shoulder as she heard her name, just now realizing they had a conversation going. She quickly turned around and her long split skirt flared to the sides. "Hello." She said with a happy smile. She probably would have felt more uncomfortable if not for the courage charm Lily had performed earlier. "We were just admiring your music." Justin said. "So are you girls like a band or something?""Yes we are!" Lily had just decided this now with out consulting Vivian. Vivian looked a bit wide eyed at her friend and then back at the guys and shrugged her shoulders. "I guess so, ...we don't have a name yet..." She laughed. "Any suggestions?""Uh...hmm." Justin put his hand to his chin thoughtfully. "...sorry but I guess that's not really my strong suit. You got anything Curtis?"Curtis looked at Justin for a moment, then he shrugged uncomfortably. "Uh...not really. I mean...I guess I don't really know that much about music.""You play guitar, dude." Justin said, nudging his shoulder. "Well...I don't think playing old Nirvana songs in my bedroom is really the same thing to be honest." Curtis replied. "Sorry, uh, Lily, right? I guess I'm just a dumb jock who's not in High School any more." Lily looked bored. "Well I guess if 'dumb jock' is all you have to offer, I'm gonna go get a drink." She began to walk away, when she noticed Vivian wasn't following. She hadn't heard anything after Justin mentioned Curtis played guitar. Vivian simply responded to his statement about Nirvana songs as if she were intrigued. "I love Nirvana. Maybe we could collaborate some time." Lily looked back at her and rolled her eyes. Without another word she continued off to an area a little bit away where some guys were playing beer pong. Justin sighed and walked off to go after Lily, making sure to slap Curtis across the back of the head and mutter "Way to go, numb nuts!" before he disappeared in to the crowd, leaving Curtis alone with Vivian. "Uh...yeah I guess..." Curtis said as he nervously scratched the back of his head. "I mean I'm not really that good. I just play sometimes when I'm alone. My grandpa was really good on the guitar, he used to play these really good blues songs. So do you sing, like, professionally? I mean...you're really good."Feeling fairly confident Vivian seemed to get a bit excited. "Aw, Thanks! Actually this was my first time singing publicly. Lily has been trying to get me to do this for years, but uh, I didn't feel as good about it before today! That's awesome that you have music in your family though. I'm the only one interested in that sort of thing with mine.""Well my Grandpa died when I was just a kid. I have a pretty big family though, two uncles and aunts, four cousins..." Curtis realised he was rambling a little. "Then there's just me and my dad. We all run the local auto repair garage in town. What about you? I haven't seen you around before.""Oh wow, that's the opposite of me. Just my mom's and my grandma. " Vivian thought for a second. "But we are all apart of a pretty big , um, women's club thing, that is basically family." After responding she thought about what he said about the local auto repair place. The only one she knew of belonged to Sam Archer, her mother specifically never let Vivian go there because of all the turmoil between their families. "Wait..." Vivian looked a bit shocked and leaned in close to Curtis and whispered. "You're not an Archer are you?" She hadn't really noticed yet but their faces were awkwardly close together now. "Uh..." Curtis found himself lost for words for a moment. She was really close to him. He could smell the subtle fragrances of the shampoo she used on her hair. "...yeah, that's me. Curtis Archer. How did you know?"The courage charm that had been cast now quickly dispelled. Vivian looked as if she had seen a ghost. Things had been going so well, he was cute, they had common interests... now what. Maybe it wasn't his son. Maybe he was a cousin, wait that would make Justin the wolf she was bonded with then. She had to clear this up for her own knowledge. "Um, so, you're his son...or nephew? Sam's I mean...the owner. Just curious. No particular reason." Vivian was terrible at lying. Her hands nervously gripped the sides of her skirt. She hadn't moved away yet, she was now just staring at his handsome face, praying for a specific answer. She wasn't sure which would be worse though to be honest."Yeah, that's right." Curtis said, licking his lips nervously. "...Is that...a problem?" So he was his son. "Oh. Well....its nice to meet you...I uh, I've heard a lot about you." By that she meant she had been told by everyone not to ever talk to him. She gave a weak smile. She looked at him with a bit of longing, but then quickly took a couple steps back and let out a sigh. She looked away for a second to see where exactly Lily had run off to, but didn't move."Are you okay?" Curtis asked. He could sense the change in her. She had grown suddenly nervous. Was it something he had done? "Heh...yea I'm fine...Does the name Clearwater mean anything to you?""Oh, yeah." Curtis said with a nod. "My dad knows someone with that name. Penelope, I think. Hey...are you, like, her daughter? I mean...well...my dad said she was into girls so..." Curtis looked away for a moment. "I mean. uh...sorry."Vivian felt a bit more comfortable. But there was still a sad tone to her voice. "It's okay. Yea, I have two moms." She wasn't going to explain the ritual they had done so she gave a non magic explanation. "They used a sperm donor. Um, from my other mom's family. So were all still you know, same blood and everything." "Well that sounds kinda cool to be honest." Curtis said with a smirk. "I mean...I figured it might have been magic or something, but I don't really know how that works...""Oh!" Vivian perked up. "You know about the coven! It was..I just didn't know...how to act. So I guess it's ok I know your a wolfman then...and you must know about the bond and everything. You seem super okay with that." She smiled."Werewolf." Curtis corrected. "And yeah my dad mentioned the Clearwaters were witches. You guys are basically the only other supernaturals in town so...hang on." Curtis gave her a confused look. "What do you mean...bond?"All of the blood rushed from Vivian's face. "Um... uh..." She was lost for words and looked a bit scared. Curtis frowned and moved closer to her again. "What are you talking about?" He asked. "I don't know anything about-" He stopped what he was saying. A commotion had caught his attention. People were coming up the hill and he could hear sirens coming from town. He walked towards his friend Danny who was arguing with some woman dressed in a smart skirt and jacket. "Come on we're not doing any harm." Danny said, holding his hands up in protest."On the contrary young man." The woman replied. "This event has not been approved by the Darkpine Social Events Committee, and the music is far too loud, no doubt breaking the noise pollution policies in place. There is alcohol being distributed without a licence, and not to mention this is just a breeding ground for fornication! This is making a mockery of our good town. I have had no choice but to call the authorities.""Are you for real?" Danny said as he rolled his eyes. "It's just a party. Lighten up!""I don't have any time for your complaining. This event is being shut down, right now!" The woman snapped back. "Now tell me who organised this event." Quite quietly and calmly a figure seemed to appear at the edge of the crowd. Had he been there all along? Curtis was sure he hadn't been. However he knew the man on sight, they had just been speaking a few hours ago. "Lex..." he said.