Greencloak Message Board: The Underestimated: A Roleplay
We ran down the alleyway, our footsteps echoing off of the brick walls. The warehouse blazed behind us, crackling and smoking; sending bright licks of flame into the dusky sky. I heard fire trucks and ambulances screaming through the city, heading for us.
"This way!" Sarah whispered urgently, and we followed her into the shadow of an apartment building. We crouched there for what seemed like eternity, shivering in our huddle as we waited for the sounds of shouting and the steady rush and hiss of fire hoses to die away.
"We could have burned the whole town to the ground," Alice murmured, gaze fixed on the silhouette of the burning building.
Sarah blanched. "It was an accident! I-"
"Keep your voice down!" Anima hissed.
Ilene's eyes narrowed. She signed something, and Alice glanced over at her.
"She says to stop being mean, Anima." She raised her hands in a "don't blame me" gesture and turned back to the fire, which was slowly dying down.
Anima's mouth tightened. "Look, I'm just worried, okay? How long have we been in hibernation? These powers- I can't control them. And I still have-" She cut herself off abruptly, staring at the alley wall.
I changed the subject, sensing Anima's vulnerability. My senses still tingled from our near escape. "Sarah, what did that intruder look like?"
She glanced over at me. "You saw him too- oh. Sorry."
I rolled my eyes in annoyance. "No offense taken. Was he carrying anything? A weapon?"
"It looked like it... but I'm not sure." She still sounded shaken.
Gosh. Does anyone have working eyeballs anymore? "Was he big?"
"No... I don't know."
Seriously? I was getting annoyed. "Well, if you recall anything, wake me up. Someone needs to take first watch. Who volunteers?"
Ilene signed something, raising an eyebrow. Alice translated without even turning around. "How about you, Eva?"
"You saw how well that went last time. Not to mention that I don't have my peepers functional," I replied coldly.
"Maybe you should stop being mean too, Eva." Alice snapped, eyes still on the charred husk of the warehouse.
"Well, I'm just stressed. Maybe you should take a nap. Isn't it past your bedtime?" I growled venemously.
Alice whipped around, face flushed. "I am not a baby!"
Sarah stepped between us. "Stop! I'll keep watch. You're both acting like babies, so get to sleep!" Her freezing glare swept over us, and I pressed my lips together, closing my eyes. We need to work together. If we don't, we're all going to die.
I was standing in the middle of a cloudlike place. The puffy masses were tinged pink and blue and orange, lending substance to the whiteness. Everything was silent, except for the faint rushing of what sounded like wind outside my haven. I could see. I could always see in my dreams.
A voice spoke behind me. Eva.
I whirled around. There was another girl standing there, hands behind her back. Her blond hair was long, ruffling around her face; and her seeing blue-green eyes pinned me to the spot, betraying no emotion. Her faded jeans and lilac T-shirt looked exactly like mine.
I smiled faintly. Hello, Skyrah.
She brought a hand from behind her back and wiggled her fingers in greeting. I've brought a friend.
A figure stepped from behind her, pale skin contrasting strongly with her ebony hair; instantly recognizable. She raised her eyebrows, and the corner of her lip curled in a smile. Remember me?
My eyes narrowed. Anima. What are you doing here? This is my dreamscape.
I know you, Eva. I studied your aura. I can walk in your dreams when you allow me to.
I shot a look at Skyrah. You let her in?
She quirked an eyebrow at me and shrugged. Yes. There are some things that only I know. There are some things that only you know. We have to balance each other out.
What's that supposed to mean?
Just hear what she has to say.
I gave her an ineffective glare and turned toward Anima. Why are you here?
I had to speak with you. The company of the others is welcome at times, but a hindrance at others.
I sighed. True. What's so urgent that we have to talk now?
Something has come up. My dreams have been troubling.
So have mine.
Her eyebrows shot up. In what way? Do you mean... oh. Her expression turned stormy. Very funny.
I smiled sarcastically.
This is serious. For the past couple nights- since we escaped- my dreamscapes have been murky. I can hear screams and cries echoing beyond the cloudwall, and hands reach through to grab me and drag me into the darkness.
I shrugged. Nightmares?
You're too familiar with the dreamscape for that. Her tone was full of vexation.
She was right. My dreams were the only place where I could really talk to Skyrah face-to-face, rather than just faint telepathic conversations in the back of my waking mind. I had gone there every night, ever since I could remember. The cloudwall was a safe haven, and I could control what happened there- for the most part. It was in my mind, after all. But nightmares were in a different territory altogether. If they had oozed through to the edge of the cloudwall... What's causing it?
I have no idea. But I think it's a warning. It started when we escaped.
Is it about us?
Maybe. Like I said, I don't know. But just keep an eye out, okay?
Fine. Could you get out of my head now?
She blew a strand of hair out of her face. Just try to get along with the others more. Their opinion of you is dropping.
I pressed my lips together. Thanks for the tip.
No problem. She slashed her hand through the air and vanished in a ripple of black.
I turned to Skyrah. Was that your idea of useful knowledge?
She shrugged. It's something you needed to know.
That some little kid is having nightmares? Really?
She's older than us.
I rolled my eyes. In body. In spirit - combined - we're older than anyone here.
She corrected me. Personality. It's not the same thing.
Her mouth quirked in a smile. Time to wake up, Eva. It's nearly dawn.
Have you seen anything like Anima described?
Her smile wavered. I... I'll keep my eye out.
Touche. I gave a two-finger salute and sliced my hand through the air, waking to a firm hand on my shoulder, shaking me back to the darkness.
"Sarah called a meeting," Astrid whispered as I sat bolt upright, eyes snapping open.
"Since when does Sarah call meetings? And at the crack of dawn, too?" I grumbled, jerking my fingers through my knotted hair.
I felt Alice's hot breath as she sighed. "Just come on." She grabbed my hand and pulled me to my feet, then dragged me over to a pile of boxes and pushed me into a sitting position. I heard her walk off and return with more bleary-eyed girls.
Sarah clapped her hands from atop her perch on the lid of a Dumpster. "Okay, when everyone wakes up, we need to discuss something."
Alice sat down smartly on a fallen garbage can and folded her hands in her lap, seeming very wide-awake compared to the rest of us. "Everyone's up."
"Why do we have to have this right now?" I yawned. "We were awake half the night running from that stupid fire, and now we're awake in the wee hours of the morning discussing something that could probably wait until the proper time for getting up, and after we've had breakfast?"
"Because we need to figure out what to do before someone wakes up and finds six delinquent superpowered physically impaired girls sleeping in an alleyway very near to where said fire was last night, and the police are sure to be asking around, trying to figure out who set that warehouse ablaze."
I rolled my eyes. "I guess you make a valid point."
"Good." Sarah turned to the rest of the party. "We need to get out of the city."
"I second that," Alice called.
"To where?" Anima asked.
"There's a forest bordering this city for a little way. It's free to the public, but people don't go in it very often. I think it's a good place to stay temporarily, until we find a new home. What do you say?"
Anima's face lit up. "Yes! Let's do it!"
I glanced at her. She seemed very excited at the prospect. I wondered it we really had that shared dream. In the daylight, it didn't seen so real. I shrugged nonchalantly. "I don't care. If it gives us a better chance of escaping, I say go for it."
Sarah glanced at the others. "What do you guys think?"
I fistpumped," I told you. WE LIVE FOR THE FOREST!" Anima covered her ears as Eva "rolled" her eyes.
" Sorry," I told Anima. She shrugged.
Astrid wondered," Why are you so obsessed with the forest?"
" It's because of my HFA, High Functioning Autism," I stated. " So I'm basically obsessed with everything nature, electric, um... animals, and yeah." I stood up and took a heroic pose," LET'S GO!" but this time I said in a whisper yell.
I mumbled noisily as my eyes began to close. We could go to the earth's core,and I wouldn't care! I just wanted to go back to sleep! Also,a bit of silence would be nice,thank you very much!
If you don't know yet,Ilene isn't a morning person. Tie that with her impatience and tendency to get annoyed,and you've got someone who you don't want to anger.
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Name: Elizabeth La Rue
Disability(s): Her left hand all the way to the elbow is completely metal and she sometimes has these sort of visions her body continues doing whatever it was doing but her mind is in a totally different world
Power(s): telekinesis and shes got wings
Personality: kind of really sarcastic and insulting
Appearance: Black hair green eyes always a little smirk really pretty
Other: street thief
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Personallity Shy, easily offended, very smart
Appearance short black hair, tall and skinny, brown eyes, wears jeans and long sleeve shirt.