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27 May 2007 @ 10:21 pm
*Spike stood staring up at the castle. So this was the place that had been calling out to him. It didn't look so great, just another castle, he'd seen plenty of them in his time and he wasn't too fond of them, always freezing cold and in the middle of nowhere. But there was something different about this one, he could feel it. It eminated power, more power than he'd even felt the Hellmouth give off. And Spike was always one to go where the power was. He wondered if any of vampires had come, they must have felt it too. Well he wasn't going to waste anymore time standing around here, may as well go inside the dump.*

[Typist: Spike: Buffy the Vampire Slayer]
sisterofmekare on May 27th, 2007 01:47 pm (UTC)
*She doesn't know who he is, but that's no reason not to be friendly. She smiles, and says, her voice completely calm and yet warm at the same time,* Welcome to this place. I am Maharet.
spikexthebigbad on May 28th, 2007 03:06 am (UTC)
*He looks her up and down, smirking cockily. She's easy on the eyes that's for sure.* Spike. You mind tellin' me what the deal with this place is, pet?
sisterofmekare on May 28th, 2007 03:50 am (UTC)
*The smirk does nothing but amuse her - she's secure enough with the knowledge that she is far more powerful than him, though she doubts that she will ever need to use that power (and she's rather confused by his existence, as she wasn't aware that any vampires other than the so-called 'Coven of the Articulate' survived Akasha's recent near-genocide - but she assumes that he must be a newly created vampire, then, and doesn't ask, at least not yet)* It's evidence of the existence of some power beyond us. *and she smiles, aware of how utterly infuriating an answer that is, but she can be infuriating when she likes to be, and one of those times is when people call her 'pet'*
spikexthebigbad on May 28th, 2007 04:30 am (UTC)
*He rolled his eyes, obviously she wasn't going to be helpful* Well yeah, that's a given pet, why else would we bloody well be here? I wanna know what this 'power beyond us' is! *he quotes her words back to her in a slightly mocking tone, he's getting frustrated.*
sisterofmekare on May 28th, 2007 04:32 am (UTC)
*She is still utterly calm, a smile that oddly human on her statuelike face the only hint of emotion,* I admit that I don't know completely, though, I have my suspicions. *Almost abruptly,* Come. The hallway is no place to discuss such things.
spikexthebigbad on May 28th, 2007 04:39 am (UTC)
*He's slightly disapointed by her lack of reaction, in fact she's almost unnervingly calm. He senses a power from her totally unrelated to this castle. She's older than him that's for sure. He wonders if she knows this human woman* Sure thing luv, let's go somewhere a little more cozy, eh?
sisterofmekare on May 28th, 2007 04:43 am (UTC)
I suppose so, although 'comfortable' was more the word I was intending to use. *She turns briskly and walks down one of the corridors, not looking back, as though trusting him to follow her*
spikexthebigbad on May 28th, 2007 04:57 am (UTC)
Comtortable works too *He watches her walk for a moment then follows, although he doesn't like the implication that he'll do as she says. It just happens that his agenda involves finding out what the hell's going on and she seems to know more than him*
sisterofmekare on May 28th, 2007 05:01 am (UTC)
*She walks for sometime until she reaches a relatively small room that is - if only a bit - more comfortably furnished than the rest of the castle. In it there are several chairs, an unused fireplace, and a chessboard which languishes in one corner. She settles down in one of the chairs and gestures to another of them with a smile*
spikexthebigbad on May 28th, 2007 05:05 am (UTC)
*He glances around the room, typical castle furnishings. No TV of course. He sits down, slouching with his legs stretched out in front of him.* So Red, is it time for show and tell?
sisterofmekare on May 28th, 2007 05:09 am (UTC)
*She is utterly confused by that; though she may have picked up some modern expressions from Jesse and the other young members of the Great Family, there are still a good many of them that are completley unfamiliar to her* I beg your pardon?
spikexthebigbad on May 28th, 2007 05:23 am (UTC)
*He raises an eyebrow, feeling some satisfaction in confusing her.* Show and tell *he says it slowly, as though talking to a child* to share news or information.
sisterofmekare on May 28th, 2007 05:32 am (UTC)
*She nods briskly* Thank you. *And she returns immediately to more important matters* I believe that the power which has drawn us here is from some sort of spirit - what in these days might be called a demon. As far as I can tell, it created this castle and the surrouding area and this entire thing is probably some sort of game to it. Such creatures do remarkable things on a whim. *This last statement has some weight to it, as if it matters to her somehow*
spikexthebigbad on May 28th, 2007 08:08 am (UTC)
A demon? *He said increduously* Trust me, luv, I've tumbled with my fair share of demons and I've never even heard of one that could do something like this. *But then by the sound of her voice so has she*
sisterofmekare on May 28th, 2007 02:03 pm (UTC)
*Not at all taken aback by his doubt* Demon is the modern term...I apologize if it further confused things. And, if such a spirit could create our entire race, why would one be incapable of this?
spikexthebigbad on May 29th, 2007 05:10 am (UTC)
A spirit created out race? *He's interested by that, he'd never given their origins much throught. He wondered how she knew this*
sisterofmekare on May 29th, 2007 05:15 am (UTC)
*Clearly he's a young one, then. One old enough to survive Akasha's attempted genocide and also escape her and Mekare's detection would have known such things. She nods* The spirit Amel. It was many thousands of years ago.
Mina Harkerminaharker10_2 on May 27th, 2007 01:51 pm (UTC)
*Mina is not looking where she's going, and quite runs into him* Oh, I'm sorry, sir, *she says immediately. But then, when she stops to look at him a little closer, she realizes that he may very well not be a normal human. She can't quite tell, though, and her Victorian manners will not allow her to actually ask such a thing to someone she just ran into*
spikexthebigbad on May 28th, 2007 03:14 am (UTC)
*She comes out of nowhere, damn near knocking him over* Bloody hell! Watch where you're going! *He steps back and takes a closer look at her. A human. He wonders what she's doing here. If she felt the call of this place then there must be more to her than first meets the eye. He briefly considers biting her, his eyes lingering on her throat, but decides against it for now, he's too curious about her. Maybe she knows this Maharet.* Alright luv, who might you be?
Mina Harkerminaharker10_2 on May 28th, 2007 03:51 am (UTC)
*A bit flustered* I'm sorry, truly I am... *She sees his eyes linger on her neck, and flinches slightly, but refuses to let herself make assumptions and smiles shakily* Mina Harker. And you are?
spikexthebigbad on May 28th, 2007 04:35 am (UTC)
*He grins at her, noting the slight flinch. She knows what he is then, interesting.* Spike. Tell me luv, what are you doing here?
Mina Harkerminaharker10_2 on May 28th, 2007 04:39 am (UTC)
*A genuine smile this time* You have no last name? *pause* I'm not entirely sure. I didn't mean to come here, I don't know where it is... *She's obviously nervous, but refuses to let herself show weakness in front of him, a stranger, who may possibly be a vampire as well*
spikexthebigbad on May 28th, 2007 04:50 am (UTC)
Not one I use, pet. *She definately intrigues him, he's almost certain that she knows he's a vampire but she doesn't seem afraid, or at least not as afraid as she should be. She doesn't seem to be connected to Maharet anyway* You didn't mean to come here? How the hell do you come somewhere like this without meaning too?
Mina Harkerminaharker10_2 on May 28th, 2007 04:57 am (UTC)
Would it be impolite for me to ask you why not? *She'll be all right as long as he doesn't do anything that makes it impossible to deny the fact that he is a vampire. For now, the bizzare nature of the entire situation is enough for her to deal with* I...really am not sure. It's all quite confusing. I'm sorry that I can't be more help.
spikexthebigbad on May 28th, 2007 05:20 am (UTC)
*He can't help but laugh, it's been at least a hundred years since he heard anyone talk like this* It's not who I am anymore. *She's not going to be particularly useful either, at least not until he's hungry. He notes the crusifix, she difinately knows about vampires. He wonders how.*
Mina Harkerminaharker10_2 on May 28th, 2007 05:26 am (UTC)
*And that, of course, would be because Mina's from a hundred years ago. And, at his comment, she nods, understanding* That makes sense. *she looks at him more carefully, tilting her head slightly. If he should happen to be a vampire, it would make even more sense, and be rather sad, as well.*
spikexthebigbad on May 28th, 2007 08:13 am (UTC)
*He's a little confused at the way she looks at him, it really is like she knows he's a vampire, but if she did shouldn't she be running the other direction? He smiles at her, he can be charming when he wants to be and if he's not going to kill her she may as well be at ease* I always make sense, luv.
Mina Harkerminaharker10_2 on May 28th, 2007 02:04 pm (UTC)
*She smiles back* That's a rather unique trait. Most of the people I know have at least a few moments of making utterly no sense at all.
spikexthebigbad on May 29th, 2007 05:12 am (UTC)
*He laughs* I'm a unique guy, pet.
Mina Harkerminaharker10_2 on May 29th, 2007 05:17 am (UTC)
*He used the term 'pet' earlier in their conversation, and, at the time, she ignored it because she was too preoccupied with the possibility of him being a vampire. This time though, it makes her flinch slightly.* Could you please not call me that?
spikexthebigbad on May 29th, 2007 05:21 am (UTC)
*He laughs again, he's not used to dealing with Victorian formality, he hasn't had to since, well Victoriam times* What would you prefer, luv?
Mina Harkerminaharker10_2 on May 29th, 2007 05:26 am (UTC)
*This, actually, is not Victorian formality but a specific dislike for that term. She smiles, though* Perhaps it would be easier to simply call me by my name? It is Mina Harker, if you forgot.
spikexthebigbad on May 29th, 2007 05:31 am (UTC)
Mina Harker it is then. *He smirks, for him this is good manners, it amuses him*
Mina Harkerminaharker10_2 on May 29th, 2007 05:47 am (UTC)
Thank you. *The smirk is a bit annoying, but not overly so* Would you like to tell me anything about yourself...Spike?
spikexthebigbad on May 29th, 2007 05:53 am (UTC)
*No, he really wouldn't* Well, pet, Mina, I'm a capricorn, I like poetry, long walks on the beach and puppies. *He says it in a mock tone of someone on a reality tv dating show* And you?
Mina Harkerminaharker10_2 on May 29th, 2007 06:01 am (UTC)
*Isn't sure how much of this is sarcastic, so just assumes that it's all genuine until she has information to the contrary* I live in London, I'm a teacher, I'm married to a solicitor named Jonathan Harker. I prefer prose to poetry, walks in the woods to walks on the beach, and don't very much like many sorts of animals. *A smile that might indicate that she's joking a bit is on her face*
spikexthebigbad on May 29th, 2007 06:20 am (UTC)
*He's a little surprised that she doesn't seem to pick up on the sarcasm, does he seem like the kind of guy who bloody well likes puppies?* London? That's a long ways away *pause* I think. It's been a while since I was there. *He looks reminiscent, he's had some good times in London*
Mina Harkerminaharker10_2 on May 29th, 2007 06:23 am (UTC)
*Well, who knows? Anyone could like puppies secretly. Her voice is slightly gentle* Did you like it there?
spikexthebigbad on May 29th, 2007 06:32 am (UTC)
[Typist: LOL at secret puppy lovers]
*He smiles, remembering the time he spent there with Dru, Darla and Angelus, he doesn't often think about his life as a human but he remembers that too* Wasn't too bad. And how do you fancy it? Life as a teacher must be thrilling. *Why the hell is a London school teacher here in a castle full of vampires? She continues to interest him*
Mina Harkerminaharker10_2 on May 29th, 2007 08:50 pm (UTC)
[Typist: For my part, I'm randomly amused by "Why the hell is a London school teacher here in a castle full of vampires?"]

I'm glad. Where do you live now, if you don't mind my asking? London is lovely, I think, though I would like to see other parts of the world at some point. *laughs slightly* I wouldn't say that it's the most exciting part of my life, but I do like teaching.