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Nov. 1st, 2015


[info]bohemianscandal

Public: Anon / Clementine M

[Anon: Public]

I have your [...] religious symbol.

[Clem M: as Irene A]

What is it you lost?

Oct. 30th, 2015


[info]mirrorsbehind

[public, anonymous]

[Fuzzy timelines, after leaving the Murray house.]

I am in possession of a wicked white cat.

Oct. 17th, 2015


[info]hitchhiker

[Penny Dreadful(s): Mina, Vanessa and Victor.]

[Mina hungered.

She'd lost track of time since he'd gone. Him, Master, keeper of secrets, her past, her present. She'd lost track of time since he'd gone, and she was newly awoken and newly awake, and she'd no idea how to hunt in this place. Her memories of feeding were something from before her eyes were opened, and she recalled them through fog and confusion. She'd given her word. Not here, and she would not hunt here, and she'd promised. But she'd lost track of time since he'd come, since he'd gone, and the house had been closed, and the basement quiet. No one home, and she hungered.

There was no before, and there was no after. She was a thing of a moment, of the present, and she was no longer two parts, schism, but she was lost, adrift, and perhaps she should not have offered to go to the church. But Victor was there, and Mina was so terribly alone, and he was a kind voice in her mind. He was words writ, spines cracked and pages that crackled when turned by her cold fingers.

She'd lost track of time since he'd gone, the Master, but she'd found his books and read them like things nearly recalled. Warm, like blankets, and her fingers upon pages with words indented deep, and she thought she could read the letters with her eyes closed. It was memory, and she understood it not, but it kept her warm. But she'd lost track of time, and he was gone.

She cared naught for Vanessa's predicament. The night of the seance was a thing couched in mourning, and loss came after on quiet feet. Tonight, she entered the old church where God stood silent, and she was a thing dressed in rumpled silk. Mauve, and her hair loose and tangled blonde along her spine. No gloves, and her boots worn through at the soles. Pale, pale, pale as the dead in the graveyard.

And Mina, she hungered.]

Sep. 26th, 2015


[info]monstrousdreams

[log: vanessa ives & victor frankenstein]

Who: Victor & Vanessa
What: The great search for Vanessa continues!
Where: St. Etherelda's Church.
When: Morning time, after Mina's contact.
Warnings: None yet.

Victor was not a religious man. )

Sep. 3rd, 2015


[info]mirrorsbehind

log: sherlock and vanessa bond over a body

Who: Sherlock and Vanessa
What: Investigating a corpse, possibly tbc.
Where: London, Penny Dreadful
When: Recently
Warnings/Rating: Mentions of corpses? Nothing explicit.

Glad to see you back, Mr. Holmes. )

Aug. 30th, 2015


[info]hitchhiker

Gotham: Vanessa, Mina, Dracula, Victor

Who: "Alexei," Vanessa, Victor, Mina
What: Exploration, part deux
Where: Gotham Cemetary: 1 and 2
When: Immediately after this hallway interlude
Warnings/Rating: Likely none

I almost wish we were butterflies and liv'd but three summer days - )

Aug. 17th, 2015


[info]hitchhiker

Gotham: Vanessa, Mina, Dracula, Victor

Who: Vanessa, Mina, "Alexei," and Victor
What: An Expedition that Sir Malcolm would not be proud of
Where: Hotel → Gotham
When: Fuzzy to when completed
Warnings/Rating: Unless someone gets ate, nope!

There were no windows in the inn's hallways, and the door which she intended to lead the explorers through was a place covered in smog and dark clouds. )

Aug. 9th, 2015


[info]mirrorsbehind

[locked to 'alexei']

I would like to extend an invitation to you, if you are amenable to receiving one.

Aug. 3rd, 2015


[info]hitchhiker

Public, Vanessa Ives, Dracula

[Public]
I seek the sender of the ribbon.

[Locked to Vanessa I]
Dearest Vanessa.

[Locked to Dracula]
[Upon waking somewhere windowless, yet elegantly appointed. It's late evening, and her mind has settled during the day's slumber.]

Dancing music, music sad,
Both together, sane and mad...


Am I prisoner here?

Jul. 17th, 2015


[info]mirrorsbehind

[locked to sherlock h]

[On more than a hunch, after their brief exchange of physical messages. The penmanship is just as crisp as it was on the message he was brought.]

Mr. Holmes.

Jul. 12th, 2015


[info]mirrorsbehind

[a calling card to sherlock holmes]

[The card is sent round to the residence of Sherlock Holmes early in the morning on Sunday. A boy from a messenger service brings it, and it's written in a fine, tight hand. The message is simple, the implication direct.]

Mr. Holmes,
If you possess a journal of a peculiar character, contact me. I may have work for a man of your storied reputation.
-Miss Vanessa Ives

Jul. 3rd, 2015


[info]mirrorsbehind

[locked to mina m]

[Experimentally.]

Mina, it has been some time since you were home. Need I send a search party for you?

Jun. 24th, 2015


[info]monstrousdreams

vanessa i.


Miss Vanessa Ives,

If this letter finds you well, I would like to continue our correspondence on the subject of your friend, Miss Murray. In the time since her visit, I have contemplated the finer details of our conversation, her and I. Upon reception, everything seemed appropriate, lest I would have contacted you sooner. Miss Murray proved to be in good health, you will be relieved to know.

While initially in high spirits, Mina became gradually distressed over mention of some things that she remembers, as well as those she does not. She was not hysterical, you understand, but did seem somber and confused over the funeral dream she had. In addition to this, she spoke awareness of a dark, foreign man. She voiced no knowledge of him save for the simple knowledge that he exists. Not his name or the true manner of their relationship.

This would be of minor concern, save for the fact that she spoke with fond reminiscence about many other details of her life and youth. She spoke of you and her brother, small memories of childhood whimsy that remain intact despite complete amnesia surrounding the more recent details we have an interest in. This memory loss could be the work of the creature, do you think? Is it possible that if he once captured her soul, he also held reign of her mind? And does that control remain, even now that she lives?

Your devoted friend,
Victor Frankenstein

Jun. 22nd, 2015


[info]anchored

vanessa i

(not long after this)

[LOCKED: EVELYN T/VANESSA I]
Se Miss Vanessa, have you seen Mina recently? Is she all right?

Jun. 13th, 2015


[info]mirrorsbehind

log: vanessa i, dracula, mina m

Who: Vanessa Ives, Mina Murray, Dracula
What: Discovering a body.
Where: The house next door to the Murray's.
When: Immediately following the discovery of the body.
Warnings/Rating: None.

Vanessa did not fear the dead.  )

Jun. 7th, 2015


[info]mirrorsbehind

[public, locks to victor f, mina m]

[locked to victor f]

Sir, I hope your dreams carried you through without trouble. Any news of Mina's condition?

[locked to mina m]

How fares the gossip? Was the gathering well-received?

[public, anonymous]

I am interested to speak to anyone who knows something of the dead who are not dead.

May. 12th, 2015


[info]andstone

Victor F, Mina M, Vanessa I, Irene A

[Locked to Victor F]

You've been making a lot of visits in the evening as of late.

[Locked to Mina M]

The party was quite enjoyable.

[Locked to Vanessa I]

Have you heard any new gossip about town?

[Delivery to "Mr. E" at Trafalgar Square]

[The letter comes by private courier several days after the initial conversation. In a tidy, angular handwriting, the author details his experience in odd jobs at the theatre and around town. He goes so far as to assure the recipient of his ability to handle even the most messy of situations as well as a promise to discretion.

There is no return address, and the letter is signed only 'Caliban'.]

May. 9th, 2015


[info]bohemianscandal

Anonymous

[The writing is sharp, spiked. It is dark and the words are unmarred by splotches: expensive ink does not spread deeply into the paper.]


Wanted

General man-of-all-work. Discretion and a strong stomach required.

Salaried. Uniform paid for.

[info]mirrorsbehind

[locks to victor f, john w]

[locked to victor f]

How did you find Miss Murray? And have you read the news?

[locked to john w]

You gave me the impression that you were a doctor, sir.

Apr. 28th, 2015


[info]andstone

[public]

Next time, I shall ignore such invitations and simply stay home.

The company was enjoyable, but I do not enjoy being whispered about.

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