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Plot Update: April 2018
IT'S ALL DOWNHILL FROM HERE... Thomas Sollozzo is back, and that's not  a good thing. No one knows exactly where he is, or what fa...
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Tally's 2018 Post-a-coaster!
That's right, it's POST-A-COASTER TIME! Now - May 18th, 2018 For each in-character post you make, a point will be added to yo...
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Shiny buttons system!
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Character Database Updates & Stuff
Hello all! It's been a while since I last pestered you by tinkering with things that probably don't need to be tinkered with (but damn it...
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Our House Heads!
House Heads! We've looked through the current Professors and allocated four to be the Heads of each House. This is based part on exp...
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Mousie's Bug Bashing Thread
Mousie is the worst and tends to make new things when there are probably things that need to be fixed/clarified/all of that fun stuff.  ...
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Timeline Time!
The Great Tally Timeline So it's a struggle remembering when things happen to your character, and that's why we've got the "Signific...
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Quoting, Tags, Following, Activity Streams, Search, Links & Images in posts!
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Linked Accounts, Reputation, Leaderboard, House Points, Avatars & Who Posted
I have had such a big day today coding, my brain feels like it's slowly melting out of my ears! Following up today with a few feature...
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Using Reactions
Hey guys, and welcome to the first of your tours on the new board! Today's feature: Reactions! At the bottom of each post, you'll...
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How to Apply
Welcome to Tally!  Looking to join a community of crazy writers as we explore the magical hijinks of the Australian wizarding world?...
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Beta Testing
Hey guys! Welcome to the new-look Tally! With a new look comes a new method of submitting your character. This guide is... quick and ...
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Gossip
Lions and Tigers and Bears... oh my!
A couple of farmers have been talking about sightings of a large wild cat of some kind, but when the try to chase after it to get a better...
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Music to your Ears
Bet you didn't know that the latest news is the performer on the net who goes by 'BlueEyed' is taking up schooling in Tallygarunga! Even s...
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No longer "AT", but we saw THAT coming.
It's official. Papers have been filed, and the unexpectedly long marriage of @Adele DeVylissea is over. Dear oh dear. At least the Drunk...
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Using Tally Gossip
Posting Gossip Small towns are notorious for gossip. The wizarding community that inhabits Narragyambie and Tallygarunga is no exception. B...
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Plotting
Ravioli Inside®
Ravioli A little bit about me and my roleplaying habits: one, I clearly have a very bad sense of humor. two, you should usually e...
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pyjamaviking's splotter
Current Characters I Have for RPing With 1. Scarlett Fate - a First Year Spencer   ...
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Bare feet like a tomboy, and a crooked smile
Alrighty, here be the characters unfortunate enough to be written by me---Mousie! Alan Burdett 50 | Headmaster of Tallygarunga |...
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Heather's Babies
Elliot Morietti 41 | Surgeon/Healer | Ellen Pompeo Ellie is still grieving the loss of her husband three years ago. She's grumpy,...
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Ducklings
  orion arua-karras 17. Seventh Year. Bourke student. ...
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Come and have a butchers.
Albertine Bellerose ● 16 ● Spencer ● Former Child Model ● Pureblood Even though she is a Spencer, Albertine doesn't fit...
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Roar!
ThistleProse's Minions 100% stole the code from Lily! *tips hat* I am up for all kinds of plots! Just hit me up on Discord and I'l...
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Callie's Chars
Callie's Characters Always up for plots and threads, post below with ideas!   Liam Somersfield  32 | Keeper for A...
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Kai's Little Lies
    Marcus Carsen     Species: Dhampir Blood: Half-Breed(Wizarding Pureblood parent) Age: 25 Gender: Male...
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out of hiding
JOSIE WILSON 22 | School Nurse | Former Spencer | Lily Collins Once a student of Tallygarunga herself, Josie has returned as th...
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Flowers Made From Iron
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Lily's Lovelies
Lily's Characters Always up for plotties and connections and threads, post below with ideas!Jez25(?) | Actress, Princess, and Super...
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[insert title here]
Penny Quinland 26 | DMLE Special Assignments Penny, just a tiny bab that is part of Magical Law Enforcement ...
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Highlights
Unflushable...
Rachel was like that floater that just refused to flush... And it was Audrey's self-designated job to be there for him and the kids whenev...
Miss Piggy Del
"What a delightfully ugly snort there, Adele! Don't tell me the pink cheeks are spreading and affecting your brain, I'm not sure how I'll ...
Blood to Blood, Shade to Shade
"...The other part owner is basically dead, and his wife is a swamp donkey. She let the place go and refused to do anything to save it, so...
Unwavering Faith
"Mamiere will cook." Caleb interjected, before looking squarely at Zane. "And then you will die." ...
Adoptables
Emily Burdett
Single Mother Youngest sister of Alan Burdett Former Flinders, class of 2001 Protective baby of the family Has a daughter from a sca...
Adam Longhurst
Interior Designer Is the twin brother of Matthew Belmont Currently has custody of his half-siblings, Aiden and Valerie Longhurst Has been in a...
Elizabeth Burdett
Waitress - Melbourne Eldest of the Burdett sisters Struggling actress Among her siblings, closest to Liam Does not enjoy country life ...
Liam Burdett
Public Relations Representative Youngest of the Burdett brothers Of his siblings, is closest to Liz Works for the Australian Federal Ministry of Magic as a ...
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Alan Burdett
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Stuart Blair
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Lorelei Valentin-Blair
Lorelei Valentin-Blair achieved Explosive Level One
Shell
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Scarlett Fate
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Mairead Townsend
Mairead Townsend achieved Explosive Level One
Chromatic
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Derrick Ackers
Derrick Ackers achieved Prolific Poster Level Four
Callie
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Heather
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Heather
Heather achieved Welcome Level One
Evenstar
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Angie
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Poppy
Poppy achieved Plotter Level One
Poppy
Poppy achieved Welcome Level One
Chromatic
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Chromatic
Chromatic achieved Welcome Level One
Shell
Shell achieved Welcome Level One
ThistleProse
ThistleProse achieved Plotter Level One
ThistleProse
ThistleProse achieved Welcome Level One
Characters
Maddison Harris
16 ☆ mb ☆ hu Maddie is like a rose, a delicate flower who can prick you with thorns if mishandled. She is a bit shy but a complete goofball around her ...
Matt Belmont
51 ☆ hb ☆ hu Matt’s obsession with neatness and cleanliness is a defining part of who he is. He keeps detailed records of everything, organises his m...
Liam Somersfield
32 ☆ pb ☆ hu Liam is a very quirky soul. He's extremely depressed from previous life experiences but he hides it well by constantly joking around and b...
Lot Karras
38 ☆ hb ☆ hu ven when he appears self-controlled and calm there is a seething intensity of emotional energy under the placid exterior. Lot is like a vo...
Elektra Devereux
31 ☆ mb ☆ hu Ely takes most of her life's problems on the chin. Most. For the rest, she usually hides it behind a mask of dry humour and sarcastic rem...
Jason Miller
38 ☆ pb ☆ hu Jason is a very colorful guy. A fun-loving individual, he loves to be around a crowd of people, having fun and cutting up when it's accept...
Calixta Karras-Pappas
45 ☆ pb ☆ hu Being the only daughter of a powerful family had it perks, but it mostly had them treating her as the breakable child.  She was never goo...
Lorelei Valentin-Blair
8 ☆ hbr ☆ sc To say Lorelei's personality is complex would be an understatement. She holds a deep intelligence that is clearly abnormal for a young ch...
Marcus Carsen
25 ☆ Halfbreed ☆ Dhampir To narrow it down to a 'playful sort' would do Marcus a grand discredit. Being in the business of news and socially active there is a cert...
Amy Lee
7 ☆ hb ☆ hu Amy is a very quiet, sweet little girl. She will go out of her way to comfort someone else, and tends to be always grinning and happy. She...
Patrick Kelly
35 ☆ hb ☆ hu  Patrick likes to think of himself as the antihero.  While he was always laid back so to speak he has found his nature had changed quit...
Kevia Hale
27 ☆ hb ☆ ww Kevia has always been a quiet child, not shy, but she always liked to observe before she found herself engaging in something.  She was n...
Vito Salvatore
28 ☆ pb ☆ hu Vito is a ballistic stubborn short tempered man. He is quick to anger and he doesn’t have a problem holding back or physically harming w...
Stanley Pike
17 ☆ mb ☆ hu Pike struggles to take most things seriously when it comes to his education, magical or otherwise. While not outright disruptive, his eff...
Zane Nedvidek
25 ☆ hb ☆ hu Serious. Sociopathic. Distant. These are just some words to describe Zane. He isn't much of a talker, but when he chooses to speak to you...
Gerry Richter
16 ☆ mb ☆ hu Gerry has always been very strong-willed. She knows what she likes, what she doesn't, and she seldom bends to any who aren't in her closes...
Eudoxia Miller
33 ☆ hb ☆ hu Eudoxia comes across to most people as cool and collected. She prides herself with always being in control of emotions, though she does no...
Bryan Hawthorne
45 ☆ hb ☆ hu Bryan Hawthorne is a down-to-Earth kinda guy. He enjoys the simple things in life such as the great outdoors with camping and hiking. He l...
Susan Summers
22 ☆ mb ☆ hu Frank and serious with little regard for easing the blow of opinions and facts. It’s not that she doesn’t care about people's feeling...
Tyson McKennis
17 ☆ Muggleborn ☆ Human Driven and Ambitious, Tyson's major noticeable traits is that he always finds something to work hard towards living under the shadow of h...
Jezebel Blair
25 ☆ hbr ☆ sc Jezebel is generally a friendly and understanding person in most aspects, this is because through her life growing up she herself has had ...
Sean Rhodes
27 ☆ hb ☆ hu Sean is a serious soul, but that doesn’t mean that he won’t stand up for himself or others. He’s incredibly loyal and you can always...
Stuart Blair
51 ☆ pb ☆ hu Considering he's the father of five Blair kids who were all Spencers (and a secret other one who ended up in Sturt), it would be fairly ac...
Caitlin Sullivan
36 ☆ hbr ☆ fr Cate would be considered a no-nonsense woman, which may sound strange when someone is told about her personal gifts and the fact that she ...
Josie Wilson
22 ☆ mb ☆ hu Josie is, for the most part, an optimistic young woman. She loves life as it is, and wants to explore it--but one day at a time. She deals...
Kate Belmont
48 ☆ pb ☆ hu Kate is Daddy's little princess all grown up. She's never had much of an interest in romance, beyond creating the odd scandal here and the...
Derrick Ackers
26 ☆ Muggleborn ☆ Human A man who seems to always be looking for the next big thing in his life in the way of fun or simply an activity to do just to shake up th...
Amea Nedvidek
25 ☆ hbr ☆ sc She's not easy to understand. She is for the most part, a cool calculating woman with a very serious look on life. She takes things person...
Keeley Monroe
28 ☆ hb ☆ hu Keeley is well known for being hard headed and stubborn. The youngest of four with 3 older brothers she learned from an early age how to b...
Maks Valentin
9 ☆ pb ☆ hu Maks is a cheeky little boy with a honey badger attitude to go along with it. Always cheerful, and willing to do whatever he wants and nee...
Hine Parata
16 ☆ hb ☆ hu While she likes to define herself as strong and athletic, her strength is in persistence. She has a tendancy to complete what she starts, ...
Kiera London
33 ☆ pb ☆ hu In her Tallygarunga days, Kiera was known as a quiet nerd. She was bookish and was often found in a squishy chair with her feet up and a ...
Vladimir Valentin
27 ☆ hbr ☆ dh Vladimir is one of the quietest people a person could ever meet. The man hates intruding upon the affairs of others. He respects everyone ...
Aiden Longhurst
15 ☆ hb ☆ hu Aiden is ridiculously protective of his younger sister Valerie, and treats all new people with caution - especially men. When he first cam...
Gemini Demetra
22 ☆ hbr ☆ vt A good egg for the most part, Gem has always been free-spirited. Always eager to use her knowledge to basically turn whatever she can into...
Ilia Collins
10 ☆ mb ☆ hu Ilia is rather unique. She tends to ramble, not able to pick up that other people have gotten bored, or checked out of the conversation. O...
Lilith Evenstar
24 ☆ pb ☆ hu Lilith becomes known to any community she joins very quickly, owing to her outgoing nature. She is fair and frank, preferring to be honest...
Lazar Valov
28 ☆ pb ☆ hu Lazar is a mechanic, in a way. He likes to take things apart and put them back together. He tends to be more internal in his thinking and ...
Rosmunda Townsend
32 ☆ pb ☆ vt Though she may appear stoic, practical and professional much of the time, Rosmunda is far from unkind or lacking in compassion. In fact, i...
Ashkar Gastrell
44 ☆ mb ☆ hu Ash is a man that seems to exude confidence. He wears this along with arrogance as a shield. Showing the world a Wizard who has little re...
Viktor Valentin
27 ☆ hbr ☆ dh Viktor is a fairly quiet man, but is more than comfortable with engaging in conversation with others, even those he has not met before. No...
Marielle Prince
17 ☆ hb ☆ hu Happy | Fun-loving | Talkative | Optimistic | Believes the best in people | Loyal ...
Iris Glauert
15 ☆ hb ☆ hu Iris is the type of girl that can easily overload herself. She likes to start projects, but not necessarily finish them, and her dreams ar...
Orion Arua-Karras
17 ☆ hb ☆ hu Orion is an independent, somewhat sociable, somewhat funny, somewhat stubborn young man. His life has always been full of 'somewhat' and '...
Alic Eron
24 ☆ hb ☆ hu Alic is a very mercurial person; he can be your worst enemy one minute, and your best friend the next. How he treats you depends on how he...
Violet Kalifa
28 ☆ hb ☆ hu Violet is incredibly tactile, but also very calculated and self conscious. While at first she may appear amiable she is very socially awar...
Alexander Winfield
18 ☆ Halfbreed ☆ Sorceraic Alexander is an extremely friendly young man and enjoys the better side of life. He has already dealt with what it felt like and even now ...
Elliot Morietti
41 ☆ mb ☆ hu Stern | Grumpy | Short | Compassionate | Dry humored ...
Penny Quinland
27 ☆ pb ☆ hu Stubborn, willful and determined to accomplish her goals, Penny has proven that even if there were some detours along the way, you can rea...
Keith Anderson
45 ☆ hb ☆ hu Keith is a shy person when he is in a new place. However, once you get to know him, you realize he is a fun loving, down-to-earth kind of ...
Caldwell Hughes
24 ☆ mb ☆ ww Clever - Stickler - Kind of a hard ass toward students - Can loosen up around the right people ...
Stella King
20 ☆ mb ☆ hu Stella is rather reserved and guarded.  Her family was close knit and traveled a lot.  She never had an actual home as a kid as the fami...
Mary Ohara
29 ☆ mb ☆ hu Mary is a rather ordinarily happy woman, though she might choose to express it a little more vehemently than others. Always talkative, Mar...
Siwan Llewellyn
16 ☆ hb ☆ hu Organized and studious, but erring on the aloof and dreamy side of it. Siwan spend so much time traveling, that it was difficult for her t...
Frankie Oliver
16 ☆ pb ☆ hu Perfection is her ultimate goal. It drives her crazy sometimes really Frankie spends a lot of time reaching for perfection. She feels that...
Kenna Westmore
16 ☆ hb ☆ vt Kenna acts as though she is driven by a motor, she is constantly moving constantly doing something and constantly attempting to be product...
Mairead Townsend
14 ☆ hbr ☆ vt Bright, Mairead is unafraid to raise her hand in class, pushing forward whatever answers she might know.  She's quick to learn, but she ...
Elena Bihar
30 ☆ pb ☆ hu Elena is one of the most stable women you will ever meet. she had an unnatural calm about her as well as a shrewd work ethic and strong wi...
Boaz Izem
30 ☆ mb ☆ hu Boaz would tell you he has led a fate filled life, full of dramatic personal relationships. This has led him to believe that he has all th...
Artemisia Bellerose
22 ☆ pb ☆ hu Having moved from one country to the next and then the next, Arti often had a problem making, or keeping, friends when she was younger and...
Daria Bishop
28 ☆ pb ☆ hu Many would say that Daria is the very definition of stubborn. The traits she has are almost a shock when you get to know her, she is outsp...
Lucy Fischer
27 ☆ hb ☆ hu Headstrong | Stubborn | Spontaneous | Loyal | Adventurous | Strong in her convictions ...
Gideon Monk
36 ☆ pb ☆ hu at first glance Gideon is energetic and youthful. many have told him he can be impulsive but he knows that this is really his ability to b...
Grant Thomas
25 ☆ hb ☆ hu Grant is a shy but smart guy, incredibly loyal to his friends. ...
Rue Delaney
28 ☆ hbr ☆ fr Rue is odd. She’s always been odd. There’s just something mildly unsettling about her. It could be her eyes, that startling shade of ...
Audrey Adagathguarde
25 ☆ pb ☆ hu Happy, hyperactive, and peppy -- if there was a cheer squad then Audrey would be it. She can be almost childlike in her natural bubbliness...
Michael Grant-Jones
27 ☆ pb ☆ hu Michael is a complicated man, who has two distinct personalities; that when he is in public company and that when he is with his loved on...
Ethan King
24 ☆ mb ☆ hu Energetic | Hyperactive | Friendly | Focused | Spastic | Inquisitive ...
Ikedi Azikiwe
43 ☆ mb ☆ hu Ikedi is the type of person you want in your corner. He is compassionate and caring, and incredibly driven. Because he was the eldest of t...
Tory Pierce
22 ☆ pb ☆ hu Tory has always been a tomboy who loved getting into scrapes. She is more courageous than is good for her, and particularly susceptible to...
Samhain Eros
16 ☆ hb ☆ hu Samhain is very quiet, and prefers to be on her own. She views people as untrustworthy, and tends to avoid them. However, she desperately ...
Alan Burdett
50 ☆ pb ☆ hu As a general rule, Alan is open, honest and likes to have a joke around. He was a Spencer student in school, and well known for his pranks...
Scarlett Fate
11 ☆ hb ☆ hu She is eccentric and very creative. She paints a lot and her favourite style of painting is abstract. She favours loud colours and messy ...
Tony Wolfe
38 ☆ hb ☆ hu Srengths: Compassion- regardless of what others may think of him Tony has a rather large heart. He keeps it hidden as much as possible, th...
Vladimir Valentin
527 ☆ pb ☆ hu Vladimir is a bit of a mix in terms of his personality, however the most noticeable feature of his is the fact that he is extremely calc...
Jonathan Azai
25 ☆ Halfbreed ☆ Fae Jonathan is an enigma of switching phases and no one personality or image he shows is entirely true only a fragment of what he wants to b...
Cassandra Sullivan
18 ☆ pb ☆ fr Wildcat, pocket rocket, little bundle of constant energy and amusement, there's a reason she needed to take up dancing to burn some of tha...
Atlas Karras
60 ☆ hb ☆ hu At first glance Atlas is energetic and youthful. Many have told him he can be impulsive but he knows that this is really his ability to be...
Naoki Nakamura
17 ☆ pb ☆ hu Player Friendly Fake Outgoing Fashionista Polite Casual ...
Scarlett Van Acker
31 ☆ hb ☆ hu Scarlett is a no-nonsense type of girl. People who complain about how sad and pathetic their life is drive her absolutely crazy. She lacks...
Morgan Ohara
13 ☆ hb ☆ hu Despite her situation, Morgan is a very sweet girl. She is rather shy, and introverted, but isn't afraid to make friends. She just needs s...
Jackson Renner
17 ☆ hb ☆ hu At first glance, Jackson appears to be a very quiet and withdrawn boy, in fact many gave mentioned that there is something calming about h...
Adele DeVylissea
35* ☆ Halfblood ☆ Sorceraic There are two very distinct sides to Adele. One, is the happy, carefree, laid back person she would like to be all the time. During these ...
Thomas Sollozzo
53 ☆ pb ☆ hu Thomas is a dangerous individual who enjoys nothing more in life than money, murder, and torture. Sociopathic by nature, he shows very li...
Dylan Connell
38 ☆ Pureblood ☆ Human Dylan Connell can be considered a very grim sort of man on the surface, more of actions than words. Often when he -does- speak it is short...
Lux Hightower
33 ☆ mb ☆ hu Overall Lux is rather dualistic in her nature, she find the number two to be of great significance she sees herself as the saint and the s...
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I just wanna feel such a beautiful sound. Enemies / Frenemies [particularly for Gerry, she needs people to get into actual fights with!] Friends [most of my roster desperat...
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Friends - All the friends, good, bad, mentors, mentees, old, young, who cares! Family - Everyone needs family An evil future boyf...
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But first, coffee. Comfy plots that build character relationships.  Penny is in need of friends. Work friends, acquaintances and close friends. No rom...
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The Australian Home of Magic Tallygarunga is an 18+ post-Potter non-canon forum RPG, featuring Australia's only public wizarding school Tallygarunga.
Setting
Location: Rural Victoria, Australia
Current time: April 2018
Term Two: April 18th-June 30th
House Points
Flinders: 135
Sturt: 162
Bourke: 160
Spencer: 140
THE AUSTRALIAN HOME OF MAGIC

Alexander Winfield

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About Alexander Winfield

  • Birthday 04/25/1999

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    Hippogriff
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  • Connections
    Adele DeVylissea - Sister

    Amea Nedvidek - Niece

    Jezebel Blair - Niece

    Geraldine Richter - Dear Friend, Tutor, (Crush)

    Cassandra Sullivan - Best Friend, Girlfriend

    Iris Glauert - New Friend, Musical Collaborator

    Frankie Oliver - Dear Friend, Personal Doctor

    Lorelei Aellra Valentin-Blair - Great Niece
  • Significant Dates
    April 25th, 1999 - Birth of Alexander Winfield

    July 15th, 1999 - Left on Darryl Winfield's steps

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  1. Alexander wanted to make sure on his own front that the other Blue-eyed creepers wouldn't get too worried about his sudden absence. Especially since he had been visiting more often especially the nieces and nephews that would let him in, emotionally that is. Of course, there were the small number of them that probably suspected he was going off to do something that most wouldn't approve of him getting into though not -really- able to stop him due to his adulthood status. It hadn't escaped his mind that both Lillian and Bethianna potentially could be watching or already had a glimpse of the moment. That was a bit more unsettling than he would have wanted to admit but he pushed the idea from his mind entirely fixating on this surreal moment. After all, they were in Vegas! His eyes darted from one display to another and then lined the various tourists that passed them by along with the different impersonator's that seemed to be an attraction ploy to gather up people to check out their services. This only lasted a moment in his sight as his attention snapped back towards the red-headed woman that he walked along with. "You did some pretty good work with them. Well, better you than me, if Elemental Magic class or DADA's class has given any kind of idea for you." His teeth chewed at his inner cheek still a bit stressed out about the outcome there. Not that he didn't expect it but he had hoped it'd be one of the days where everything would fall in line and yet. . . Almost every class where practical magic was applied it was all but 'practical' for him always exploding in his face - literally. A hand rose up and rubbed the back of his head causing his backpack and the dufflebag he carried along making a bit more weight in the motion. This had also been one of the few times he had decided to leave Sapphire back at home not wanting any urges of distraction to pull away from Cass and their moment in this vacation. In every sense of the word the two of them were fully disconnected from the life back at home for just a few days. After their bit of walking and exploring the different sites mostly to mark down where they'd hit first or in what order their next trek had been towards the Hotel to officially check into it. "Oh, you bet! As much as I'd love to give those hotel bed's a run for their money with our usual antics...." Eyebrows wriggled in the woman's direction before continuing on. "But we're going to be so hot and sexy dressed that we will need to make that our nightly conclusion plan! What are you looking to get into the most? I'm having my eyes on that skydiving bit."
  2.  Uh, what, what? Happy Birthday to me! That's right music-fans! As a gift to myself and my lovely, lovely audience - Be prepared for an actual original single! 🔊🎶🎸

    1. Cassandra Sullivan

      Cassandra Sullivan

      Happy birthday, babe! You’ll rock their socks, I already love what I’ve heard of it so far. ❤️❤️❤️ Got my own special present for you.😘 

    2. Alexander Winfield

      Alexander Winfield

      Thanks, babe! You already know I'll love what -my- present is! 

  3. This trip had been one that started out as a partial joke after their first night of taking their physical relationship several steps forward. Though in light of it all they had agreed it was a pretty swell idea as long as they had the time and finances to make sure that it was possible for them to have a bit of fun with it but that had been on top of not letting people know where they were -actually- going. Limiting the amount of nosy busy bodies had been one reason for it the other being that, personally, he just wanted the time to spend with Cassandra without one drama filled event after another, if it hadn't been one of his friendship issues causing a bit of weight for the couple it was dealing with either his families secret talent for having just 'The most' drama possible or her own dealings with a darker past that seems to nip at both of their heels, little did they know just how much. Alexander at least left a few friends and all of his family enough information to know that he and Cass were heading out for a little couples vacation and with the months he had been having and those that knew even more depth about everything that surrounded him, could they blame him for wanting a moment to center his mind and strengthen himself? An excuse just to have fun and rock out with his- well, you know, out. They found themselves in Las Vega all the way in America after taking some time to get their passports in order and then taking a plane since using magic for such a long distance was just dangerous and foolhardy, at least conventional magic. The plane ride was pretty lengthy and they had to jump a few airports before getting to Nevada but at last they had found their way to the City of Sin. Quite the moniker for a city to hold amongst majority of the world's populace but if one were to see the tourist trap that had been setup to fully encompass this very idea it would hardly be a reason to wonder the 'why'. With a big slung over his shoulder and his hair actually drawn back into a ponytail for better ease of sight for everything in front of him his eyes shifted towards Cassandra with a mischievous grin that had a hidden fondness stitched on the inside of his eyes. "So, the plan! We find the hotel and then hope those 'Id's' of ours can stand up to scrutiny or at least a bit of ignorance on securities part, right?" That's right, these two younglings had decided to get fake identifications made to make sure that they could access the full breadth of what they wanted to do in this city with so much entertainment and craziness. They were probably asking for much more trouble than they would ever have thought but what was a bit of fun without the dragon by the cave guarding its juicy hoard?
  4. All the emotions that had been curled up in this bundle of family had been hitting him like a boxer in the ring yet it was so jumbled up that he couldn't make heads or tails of anything. Before he knew it Cass had already left his sight and he was being pulled along. "Woah, Alice! Isn't the Mad Hatter and March Hare supposed to be tugging -you- along for a ride?" He didn't fight back against the tug from the young girl because something clearly had piqued her interest to the point of sheer excitement and he couldn't fathom why in the moment. Eyes glancing towards Caleb who seemed to be caught in the same whirlwind which meant it was something that the entire family needed be privy towards, a slight hope that he could have tugged along his Fae of a Lady but he knew that wasn't quite an option. At least, not until they had managed to arrive to the scene though it had been before the revelation of someone named 'Alex' and his connection to the man 'Rheldor'. Nearly on a collision course with the backing away Cassandra his free hand reached out to press at the red head's lower back to bring more awareness. "A Cheshire Cat that isn't aware? That is a bad way to play this game, love." His usual bright and playful nature placed on until his eyes took on more of a focus with the scene in front of him. "Hey there, Auntie!" He had already resolved in himself to treat Bethianna as more than just an 'Interloper', she had been dubbed at least to him personally like an 'Aunt'. "What's hap-" Blue eyes slowly course over towards the Man of the Moment, of sorts, and it caught him entirely off guard. It actually shut him up which took a lot to do if one truly knew the depths of how Alex was as a person. The similarities were like looking into an aged mirror and it made his lips close up from the agape nature that took place and the pit of his chest and stomach felt heavy due to what the implication and realization brought in its wake. He glanced towards Bethianna not needing comfort or confirmation but more of a way to connect the fact it was at her hand that this man before him was his Father. "H-Hi erm. . . Pops." That felt weird.
  5. Alex refused to let the recent experiences and the knowledge that had been revealed to be the sole defining factor for the state of his mind. It was just one consideration amongst all the others. Much more weight, surely as expected but he wasn't going to change the way he saw things cognitively. The difficulties surmounted which often made it difficult to get through had always been the scars and at a certain point with longevity jaded became something else entirely that morphed the word and the world. Those with a truly finite life could appreciate the cycle of life and death by trying to leave something behind but he could understand others more long lived would have a much more 'I am sick of this' attitude if they weren't already distant from the start of it all from the knowledge of longevity. "The consequence of living too long, yea? I can understand why the choice to want to die and fade away is there for our people then." That sounded odd to say and then his head shook almost to clarify but more so for his own mind to comprehend better. "It's like a twisted balance, eventually the trials of the world will weigh on everyone and become too crushing the more people connect to multiple others in their lifetime from all the losses and separations. Hrm... But I guess the same can be stated of isolationists because everyone needs some kind of social activity. Get's boring being on your own." That last part was spoken more out of experience than theory. A shrug flowed through figuring that it wasn't the time of his life to be a scholar of philosophy of that level just yet. He started to wonder what wounds truly laid on Bethianna herself to be drastically different to his Mother. That was probably a thought he'd expect to get chided for as none of his business and so he sealed it up, for now. The quirk of her eyebrow after his words made his eyes squint in suspicion was he wrong. . .? At any rate there was just too much going on with him now to delve deeper into thought especially with this current revelation of the circumstances towards his birth and situation in life. He hadn't considered how vastly different he had been in comparison to everyone else when it came to the way that his personality reflect and perhaps that had to do with not being raised around the others. There was this odd coldness that resided in the family that much he knew but it wasn't a sense of malicious just more of a keeping people at bay, which wasn't his style at all. "Perhaps isn't a no. That means it's good probability." Gentle chuckling escaped from him. "Done?" He began to sigh gently a smile grew on his face that was more of one someone would see if a challenge was initiated by a willing person. "I'm only getting started. This world has no idea what kind of person it has unleashed on it but I plan to make it know one way or another."
  6. An eyebrow raised at the state she had made which wasn't too far from the truth. He, of course, had his juvenile moments more so when it came to pranks and purely in the light of lessening the tension of people at the school. Some tend to be very rigid and walk around with a stick of brood up their rear-end. But it had been the culmination of several things that seemed to put him in a more mature bracket. "Let's just say. . . I've dealt with a lot more than most other teens around the school have ever dealt with in their life. Something that's forced to stick with me to this day and unfortunately is the cause of a lot of issues in my life now." It wasn't without its merits, however, after all if not for what his body went through or rather the cause of it he wouldn't have connected with an entirely new host of family members. "Paint me? Sure! You know I've been trying to put up a bit of a. . . Show for artistic talents in the field. Ya' know, Music, Dance, Fashion and stuff like that. Would be pretty neat to get a painter on board with it." He wanted to expose as much culture to people that sought it or even were blind to it to open up their eyes on what the younger generation planned to push into the world - Creativity. "Surprisingly? Most Spencer's aren't loud most of us are just really super quirky in our own way! No other house can really boast that." He knew that they could but it just felt better to amp up the atmosphere of competition and challenge between the other three. It was healthy as long as people didn't become too obsessed about it and truthfully he felt it helped to prepare a person for the adult world where competition is all in how you sell yourself to survive, succeed, and thrive. A hand rubbed along his chin in consideration then his head shook. "Nope. I honestly didn't know much about Tally kind of walked in up in the air! Luckily I started to show up during the summer time to move in and get some of my student stuff sorted out." Mostly going through the method of 'What if's. . . ' if his magic shifted out of control. Both of his hands pressed into his pockets as the memories from Greyheme flooded back into his mind. Aside from it being a sausagefest it was a harsh time for him being most isolated due to his inability to be athletic as well as the fact he was often bullied or teased for not being an accurate sort with spells. "Yea, it's actually in Victoria like Tallygarunga is but it's a. . . Very high upscale school. A lot of money stuffed into it for the overly paid critical teachers and the rich boys who have more bills than talent in the craft." Whether he had talent himself wasn't an easy argument to make as it had been clouded with unstable magical blood. "This is my first year here at Tally transferred during the summer." To think it was only a few months ago but here he was at a new school having a massively different life than prior. "Ah, this Sapphire can be pretty annoying too. But she makes beautiful music and gotta' say I wouldn't be able to do the thing I love most without her. So a special place around my life for the wooden tramp."
  7. "Aaaah! There we go!" He responded in a chuckle that followed afterwards with his arms wrapped around Lorelei. There clearly was the presence of her energy flowing into him as a small smile stretched along his face. "Dang it, I keep forgetting about that! Aaah, well, you have me thanking you again, Kiddo." He offered a small wink towards Lei as she pressed his body into a better state of comfort due to the offering. It did make him feel a bit bad that he had been siphoning like a leech in this manner even if it was of her free will to do it for him. But he had also kept in mind what Bethianna had told him about the state of existence of himself in comparison to everyone else. There was no getting around it and he'd need to suck it up. Suddenly another person that demanded his attention and affection came jettisoning and his arm instantly wrapped around Caleb as a wide smile formed. "Ah ha! March Hare! You nearly were late for tea!" Alex's eye shifted from left to right in a manner of forming up a conspiracy. "Cassy seems to be the sneaky sort, that Chesire cat and her puzzles!" He was glad the young boy had taken to Cass, even if it was because of her relation to himself it was a start. That meant he was willing to open up to people that he had a good vibe towards at least. He had been aware of how he felt about David's return but Alex was still on the fence about everything and that primarily had been due to the fact he didn't know the man from a hole in the wall. As he started to stand up his hand pressed along Caleb's head lightly not to disturb the ears that had been an illusion on top of the crown. That was until his eyes narrowed at the sudden presence of emotion that swarmed and caused his hand to gently caress the center of his forehead. Still, he had not been used to all of it, everything being so brand new and in such a compound with people connected all at once. Eyes scanned the area feeling the presence grow stronger in a direction that had his eyes spot a very familiar figure, a woman with a stern regal nature about her. Eyes laid on Bethianna as the smile on his face grew like a child who had spotted their favorite Aunt. But this sense of emotion dimmed his lips to a softer expression. "When it rains it pours. . ." He figured he'd may as well keep Caleb and Lei a bit busy until whatever was worked out. "Hey, how about we grab a seat and some food?! Because this Mad to the Hatter is hungry and thirsty."
  8. Superstitious would be one way to describe him though it had been less about the spiritual aspect as much as it had been about what he often tried to see. While others used divination and aimed at a 'Guess' he was still struggling dealing with the more 'Seer' aspect of his bloodline, at least, for the time being. Alexander's eyes shifted towards the memorial while letting his oddly blue eyes settle onto the words and names engraved into the stone in reverence and memory. A weak and saddened smile stretched over his face as he gave a half bow of his head towards it. 'Rest in peace, Lauren, sorry Uncle Alex didn't get the chance to really meet you. Chances are I'd love you like everyone else, Kiddo. Don't worry, I'll try to help out your Mommy. Some how.' "Yeap! Painful memories but the painful stuff should never be forgotten. As weird as many people may think of it. . . Letting it stay with you to remind you not of the hurt but what it's strength is for you is pretty important. Live on as a testament to a good memory, imparting a change in other people to make sure they will always have something in themselves to remember about you and teach them to leave good memories." The loss of his true Father had him speaking on a different front these days trying not to let the pain overwhelm him too much but using it as a stepping stone to grasp for something much better in himself and in his life. That was something he would have wanted for him after all. "Oh sweet! Another Spencer! We need more of those in the area. These days I feel I see more Red, Yellow, and Blue. Not enough green. Even though we're the -best- House, have the best alumni and no one can refute that fact!" It wasn't a lie either he one hundred percent believed it as a true fact. As she grasped his hand to shake it he gave a light motion of sealing the greeting. "Scarlett? Nice to meet you! Hogwarts, huh? My Girlfriend is actually from there before she moved here." His hand withdrew to settle in his pockets as he gave a light nod. "Probably better here anyways, less likely to get into crazy life or death situations in comparison to Hogwarts." He's heard bits and pieces of what had gone down there and often hot spots of evil in energy drew more of those types of things towards those areas. "You know. . .I was kind of like you in that front." Alexander took a bit to consider his own first arrival to Tallygarunga which had been under some pretty dire circumstances, something he almost tries to forget but the dreams still haunt him in their own special way. "I was sent here from another School, Greyheme, All boys school for Wizards and it wasn't the best... But the move here I figured I try to do something a bit different. Wasn't sure how it'd turnout or if it'd just end up being the same but it actually turned out a hell of a lot better than I could ever expect it to be." He gained friends like a whirlwind and it was primarily because they were just as weird and displaced as he had been in themselves in some weird way. "I say give it a try before judging it too badly. Sapphire agrees with that too." A hand ran along his cobalt blue guitar that hung at his back.
  9. There wasn't much he could offer up in words and that much he already knew, someone could say something blue in the face but unless the receiver saw it in their own perception of being the case they wouldn't truly accept it. They may have an idea that is how he viewed it from the words but at the end of it all it would end up being judged more on his actions than anything else. The fact that she had opened up to him hadn't escaped him either which meant that things were being taken much more to heart than she probably had ever expected it to be let alone the intensity behind it. "Though. . . If it helps out a bit, in the future we probably will be working pretty closely together?" A small smile formed on his face along with a light shrug of his shoulders. "I'm not going to stop my music but. . . I'm thinking about a life in Medicine, A Doctor." Most likely a specialist in genetics and the effects of magic behind them. That may end up being knowledge that can be applied once enough was understood about himself, that had at least been his main idea. Genetics that caused an issue in the body. "Could always use a good friend whose really awesome in potion making." He playfully offered a wink to lessen the tension between the two of them, resolve had formed within him to survive. He never told people he was close to death with the idea that he had no intention to fight against, merely to inform them that it was there. If only he could tell her it wasn't as spectacular as it may have looked. At least from his perspective he found a loving family on one spectrum, but on the other, he had the knowledge of knowing that his mother wanted him dead. Maybe it was some maternal instinct of severity to lessen the pain he'd feel and as a result the pain he'd inflict on others from mere existence. In some strange way. . . She was taking responsibility but that didn't soothe the young man what so ever. His family was twisted, messed up, broken, and it meant that he was placed in a position to build, fix, nurture. He walked into more work than actual arms and it meant he still needed to stand up on his two feet and be strong even after survival. As the Nurse came by with a cup of water Alexander grasped it and kneeled slightly next to Frankie handing her the cup. "Take light sips, don't gorge yourself." He knew she was aware of this but sometimes actions beat you to an action before your mind had the chance to process. At least if he reminded her consciously of it perhaps subconsciously it'd follow right behind it. "Hey, I trust your fashion sense. Add a bit of the Frankie touch to them too. I like being a bit of a special snowflake I can go around slapping my shoes up on surfaces purposefully. 'Modded by Frankie!'." He nodded towards her and relaxed a hand on his own lap. "As long as you're sure. Just don't be afraid to ask me for something if you need help, yea? I'll try to do what I can." Certainty wasn't his entire friend in this particular thought, he wasn't aware if he could help given that they weren't in the same House some things probably wouldn't be allowed for him to assist in terms of Academics. But he had hoped there were other ways he could offer that helping hand the same she had given towards him when they first met. "Speaking of your Fashion talents! I managed to snag a good friend of mines to join in, Gerry, she's from Sturt too. You don't need to worry about stage and stuff in terms of costs I think I can get my Niece to get excited about it. She really likes stuff with arts and showing peoples talents more than I do I think." Alex hadn't spent much alone time with Jez but he already felt she was more similar to him than anyone else in their Family. "Now, I know, it may seem like a bit much but I don't do anything like this without putting every possible effort. "
  10. Can't believe I'll be hitting nineteen this year. One step longer than expected!

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    2. Alexander Winfield

      Alexander Winfield

      Only the beginning? Here I thought we were at least a bit by that! >;)

    3. Cassandra Sullivan

      Cassandra Sullivan

      You and I both know there's a whole lot more to come. ;)

    4. Alexander Winfield

      Alexander Winfield

      Getting saucy in public?! I love it.

  11. "The chaos! Ah. . .!" Alex's arm reached across himself to stare at a badly drawn on watch, purposefully, it was crooked and the hands looked like they weren't even pointing at accurate numbers or nodes that most numberless watches would hold. "It is clearly tea time! Not chaos time! But maybe I am not truly mad?! Or am I. . .?" A hand clasped a few fingers along his chin in consideration. This was his little 'bit' he had been doing losing sight of the trickster Cat, which, oddly enough? Was fitting for the woman and he wasn't entirely sure what she had been up to. Usually, it meant some kind of surprise. Blue eyes cascaded across the area until he found extremely blonde hair and a young girl waving her hand towards him. Waving?! Now, that just wouldn't do, oh no. That was a very unmerry kind of etiquette for Tea parties! He could slip out of character for a moment for one of the few favorite people around in his life! As he kneeled down he glanced around for a moment as if he were breaking some major rule in the Fantastical world before opening his arms up wide for the young girl. There wasn't a need for him to vocally speak the intention, there was just the way he had decided to greet her with open arms and a warmth only an Uncle could give! Or at least only an Alex can give. His eyes drifted to see his younger great nieces and nephew gathered over at Améa and though he gave the older woman a light wave of a greeting he didn't expect much back from her. He couldn't be a hit with every single person around, now could he? Regardless if Lei chose to run into his arms for a firm hug he'd speak out towards her. "Would you like a little more tea?" A small smirk formed on his face after his words.
  12. "Nah, never that, Frankie. I don't really know how to cut people out of my life." A gentle laugh was offered towards the woman, though it was a truth. How could he ever consider doing something like that when he had such little experience with friends that managed to stay around let alone having friends at all? The introduction he had to Tallygarunga shook up a lot of what he had expected from people and it didn't help that his lack of capability shook things up even further. But everything was a learning experience and he couldn't become disheartened due to things not turning out as he had expected or hoped it would. "I tell you things." There we just a few things that he couldn't and it was often harder to get anyone to truly understand that he just. .. Couldn't. There was just way too much, a lot of things he didn't know or understand - the true depth of the rules and the dangers that were incorporated from them. "You just have to understand there are just things I can't tell. It isn't a reflection on anyone or anything other than the fact I . . Just can't." A hand weaved through his raven locks sighing and shaking his head. He was starting to sound like a broken record at this point it seemed. "I'm not asking you to always be stalwart. I understand everyone is different in how they process and deal with things. The only thing I ever expect is that understanding will eventually come. " He was trying to be fair, there was more than just here to consider. There was everyone else that him saying something could effect, that it could cause much larger issues in the future. "Aaah, It's fine. . . I'll deal with it later, more important things to worry about than my shoes." He could always just buy some later, hopefully, anyways. Maybe request some as a birthday present. "Eh? Are you sure. . .? I mean I can always just scrub them really well. Some say manual labor is good for cardio." The fact he could even consider that manual labor was laughable in his mind but still a true scenario. That'd have him tired and sleeping for a few moments afterwards. As he settled her on the bed he started to sit down taking a glance at the 'damage' done to his footwear. Yea, he'll definitely need to get some sooner than he had expected. "Trust me, I am the last person who would be looking at anyone in a bad light." There had been a lot that tore his mind asunder in that kind of thinking forcing his mental vision to be a lot more opened to understanding or at least piecing together the puzzle that had pieces forgotten. This had been on top of the fact that both he and his girlfriend were in a situation where they could be viewed as less than 'Human', no matter how true it was to the fact. "Do you need me to stop by your classes and pick up your work and stuff?"
  13. "No, you're right that is how one deal's with it." That had not been the impression he received. In truth it felt more as if the blame was being pressed at his feet for something out of his entire control. "I am just letting you know it hasn't escaped my notice that yes, it is something hard." At one point he didn't really expect people to be 'Okay' but rather supportive. It wasn't that he didn't want her help but rather he understood the extent and effort was going to be meaningless, he wanted her to devote that attention towards something that was beneficial. Yet. . . He couldn't come out and say the whys or how's and no matter what it'd sound as if he were trying to ditch the concern and care both she and her parents have placed into it. "It isn't that I don't want it, Frankie. That is far from it. . . It's that it won't help. Those resources? The effort you're putting in? If you truly have that passion the thing you can do for me that'd make the most of it? Is follow it to help others." That's what he wanted the most, while he may have been a driving force there was no point in pushing the resources towards him if it held no effect but there also had been the underlying factor of not wanting her hard work to be brushed aside. "Me being busy isn't entirely untrue." Alex responded with a slight dip of his head before it straightened back into place. "But not all the time. The last few weeks were a bit more heavy than usual but I felt more as if you simply decided you didn't want to be bothered anymore." He wasn't in the business of forcing people around if they didn't want to be around. "Whether this situation was handled well or not isn't part of the factor now, it's been acknowledged on both ends that it's been shaky." He hadn't tried to absolve himself, not at first. He stood on the grounds two people made poor choices and learning and understanding from them meant they could build. That hadn't been the same case overall it had seemed - This wasn't a black or white scenario to him. "I'm not saying ignore it, Merlin's stringy hat, that'd just be silly. But choosing to deal with the problem in grace sets a better pace. " There had been a new spark within him of late on how he viewed his particular situation and it had been due to Bethianna in this particular case. "What I need most is the support of connections, friends. That will help me much more, I assure you. I know it doesn't make much sense but I'm asking you to trust and believe me on this." The help he wanted from her wasn't on anything so fanciful or requiring any dedication other than honest friendship. "Don't apologize, this isn't a scenario like that. We're both at a crossroad of wrong and I'm not going to put all of the issues squarely on your shoulders. We both had our part in how we chose to not react or not engage." His hand rose up lightly. "Woah, I never said I didn't get it. I'm not expecting everyone to just stand up and take it as if it were just a simple pie in the face." Maybe he had held people at too high of an expectations, Cass had set that tone by being someone who stood as a pillar of support when he had told her. To expect the same from others was foolish of him. "No, you're right I shouldn't have expected people would handle the news with a certain resolve, that was my mistake. I've long decided that is the information I am keeping to myself from now on." Two out of Three times it blew up in his face like a sausage left in the microwave too long. This wasn't a matter of good friend or bad friend to him - it was a matter of simply correcting an issue. His head shook and a soft sigh escaped form him. "Friends aren't an easy topic, I don't think there is one person in the school that could really give us a proper manual on how it all works." A shrug formed from him as he smiled lightly at the blonde. "Like life you just move through the obstacles, when it's something too difficult you take a moment to regroup and figure things out. Giving up, walking away, choosing to back down? These are how you lose the battles in life that cost you more." He planned to go fighting in every aspect of what he walked and that didn't stop at trying to claim his life. "I'm not looking at you any less - I still have a high opinion and view of you. I am not mad at you being upset either, that isn't what it's about. I am mad at the fact you implied I didn't want to be friends with you." What he did or didn't say was never entirely a reflection on their friendship but a reflection on if he could handle the truth of it. No one knew of his father's deeper condition, not even Cass, and that had been because of the shame he felt on being the cause. The reason. Then. . . His shoes got a helping of galosh paint from her heaving. His head sharply jabbed. "Oh man. . ." He would need to clean these in bleach for a bit to make sure it didn't stain. "Nurse! Can we get some water please!" He called out before looking towards Frankie pressing a hand to the top of her forehead. "Hey, don't push yourself. You're going to end up making the bug worse. Why not take the day to rest here for a bit? yea, yea, I know, you want out. But you'll need your strength if you keep throwing up." Even with his shoes a mess he started to loop his arm around Frankie's back and holding her arm gently to lift her up. "Come on, let's get you back to the bed."
  14. Without his hard-headed optimism and perhaps even more foolhardy belief that things could potentially changed he'd have been in a larger rut than now. Perhaps even worse than the choices Adele and Améa had made whatever those may have been. One fact did remain within him though and that was every being held the potential of change and though it depended on the degrees person to person it meant that it was still possible even if slim. What he had not expected had been Bethianna's much more detailed intimacy of what Lillian had gone through, another part of her that he had already knew the woman wouldn't divulge. It was enough to make his teeth nip at his lower lip. What did she have to go and tell him that? No, he knew, her intention so far had always been in his minds best interest to make the most informed decision. It was almost as if she didn't like the idea of an unknown black screen when a person needed to make a defining choice within themselves, that they needed to understand the whole picture and not one that they were forced to see either by themselves or by others. "I expected but . . ." A hand weaved through his hair trying to find the right words and his right state of mind to approach it all. "Scars, they never heal. But even with them on her there is always the chance she can get strength versus ignoring it as if it doesn't exist." The way of ignoring things never worked for anyone, it festered, eventually? It'd eat at Lillian. As much as he had grown to dislike her treatment, as much as he disliked the way she chose to operate. . . He would not want that kind of infestation to be inflicted on even his worse enemy let alone his own mother. The truth had been? He didn't wish her harm. "Because she isn't human. . . Loss won't process for her as it is supposed to for us, will it?" Loss, it happened in life of mortals. It was intended and not just because time had been up and a new cycle needed to begin to keep a balance but also because others needed to learn to garner strength and move on. Loss was a fear that was meant to let people know to have strength and push on without those people but honoring them. The irony hadn't escaped him that Lillian's family wanted her around in their own way, if she'd change her view or even be more accepting that they would show her love and care even in the midst of the pain that'd follow from the potential losses. That was what family had been for. "I don't excuse her or forgive her for the choice she's made involving myself and definitely not for how she treats Caleb. But understanding her reason a bit better. . . Maybe I can help her out a bit too." That was the nature of Alex, the nature to help others - maybe much more of a healer than he would have ever considered and yet here he was. "Haha, yea, Cassy is a bit of an exciting fireball too." Bethianna? Not so much. It was like literal night and day. It was enough to make him chuckle a bit in amusement. "Eh? Well I mean I've never met a Fae just someone who has some blood. Not sure how much. . ." Had he? Now that he thought about it Cass never really did go into much detail on how much of a Fae she had been but he had no reason to believe she was more than what they expected. "It seems like I have -a lot- of traits from him and I haven't even met the man. Haha, I guess it's true what they say? Sometimes you get a bit more of your parents than you believe even without them around." A slight shrug formed afterwards from him not displeased by it. Another question beckoned in his mind and to be honest this was much more personal perhaps even selfish on some level. "So, I'll end up seeing you again more often, right?" It was like he had been a child reverted to looking forward to that 'Special Aunt' that would show up. "I mean I know you said the rest of you all believed a fondness for mortals is a weakness and all but. . . I gotta say I'm pretty fond of you!" He was more of an open book than most people and found no reason to hide most things about himself. Least of all how he felt about things. "I mean after the whole Acceptance too, if it all pans out on the positive side."
  15. Alex shook his head lightly, what did people want from him? Damned if he didn't tell him damned if he did. "Yea, next time I'll keep that kind of info to myself then." The last thing he wanted had been people to use that against them as a means to be upset. "You do realize. . . I am the one actually living the experience of dying, right? Yea, it effects others that hasn't escaped me. But what seems to be escape everyone else is the fact I am the only one -feeling- it." He snorted as he stood up with his arms crossed against his chest. "But I'm not looking for sympathy, I'm not looking for help in that way - not anymore." He had his answer and the only way he knew to truly survive was to conquer to devour the obstacle that stood before himself. "Life. . . It's full of pains. Yes, upsetting news, but the cards were dealt long before I had a say in that matter." He dealing with it all in grace and strength unbound. "No, I get that you're hurt. But there's a difference between dealing with and lashing out." Maybe he was just in a different mindset it wasn't so much the fact he had only been a few years older because he had still been quite a teenager when he wanted to be. But facing various grim realities again and again had shaped him in a different way that formed him to be more mature than one would expect, wiser to deal with his issues. "Expecting people to deal with it as I do is silly. They haven't lived with it and they don't face that truth. Not like I do." Hearing it, thinking you know the woes paled in comparison to the reality of standing against it. "As I tried to tell you before you don't need to have you or your fathers work on this. Follow your dreams regardless, Frankie. Don't follow something if you don't feel you have the heart for it." He was not going to be used a scapegoat to why someone else felt miserable, tied, because of something that wasn't in their control to halt by normal means. "Not saying that you aren't but don't think that it's my -only- problem in life that I am trying to juggle and find out how to manage." A short huff exhausted from him. There was so much more that he still needed to combat and come to gripes with and he wasn't even sure on what footing that would be possible. "How hard would it have been to say 'I'm doing being upset and can talk to you now'?" It was bitten back retort as if to question her on the same level she had been questioning him. All the effort she had been putting in to studying for him caused an eyebrow to arch. She'd been doing that much for his life? How cruel would it be of him to tell her that it wasn't going to solve the problem? A hand rubbed along his face as he gazed away. "How was I supposed to take you being upset and avoiding me, Frankie? You held out your own aura as well. " A huff exhausted once more as he shook his head. "No, I don't think you're horrible. I'm just trying to figure everything out. As much as people may think it's easy for me? It isn't. Nothing in my life is easy." That was a fact, not in comparison to others. Those that had a better life because of their situations - because of their health. Because they didn't have to live with the confirmed idea their own parent wanted them dead to avoid the pain of suffering. "But I push on because I desire to push on. There is no other option. Look, Frankie, the way I've been is no reflection of wanting to be left alone. I'm always opened to having my friends around, but they have to understand things around me at the moment are chaotic and uncertain. I can't guarantee I can always tell everything because of circumstances and I can't guarantee people will always know when they -want- to know. But they will eventually know." At least the things that were pertinent to know. "It's not going to be an easy ride with me. For anyone." Not for Frankie, Not Cass or Gerry, not even for Adele, Caleb and Lei. Knowing never truly prepared. Though some understand the darker secret of what he would have to endure if he wanted to truly live. "I'm not going to force you to stay around, either, not if you're in too much pain. That was never my intention by telling you. I told you because I thought we were at a place where we could be honest and work through it even in its tension. I don't think less of anyone that would choose not to be associated with me because of the fact of my health, because of the pain it can bring." He chose to use can rather than will - he was not signing his death warrant.
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