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Emiel Regis Rohellec Terzieff-Godefroy ([personal profile] mandrakes) wrote in [community profile] entrancelogs2017-07-03 12:10 am

[OPEN]

Who: Regis & OPEN
Where: Various locations
When: July
Rating: PG
Summary: Open log for July
The Story:

Indoors; Music Room
[It was only a matter of time before Regis found his way into the music room of the mansion. It's somewhere on the first floor, though he couldn't give directions to it if he tried, and the first time he finds it is entirely by accident.

Not to say that every time after is not also an accident, when the room drifts around like it does.

If you happen to hear the quiet playing of a piano, or a bow being drawn across strings, you might find your way to the room that the vampire occupies. He has never been a proficient musician, but one does not live so long without picking up some skills here and there, and he is capable of following music at the very least.

While there he stokes the fire, and offers a small, friendly smile and a glass of wine to anyone who might come in, be it through curiosity or their own will to seek the place out. He favours the piano and violin, but other more interesting instruments occasionally catch his eye...
]

Outdoors; Forest
[The forest is not unlovely... but Regis doesn't enter it. Getting too close makes the hairs on the back of his neck prickle up, and he doesn't question why the animals in Wonderland avoid going in.

What Regis finds there is far more interesting than actually going inside the forest, in any case. Anyone happening upon him while walking along the edge of the trees would discover him crouched by a tree, speaking quietly to a raven that appears to be so keenly fixed on him that it could not be doing anything but listening. The bird perches on a stump while Regis crouches down, and even allows him to touch it - a gentle stroke of two fingers down the back of its head - before it leaves.

If spotted, Regis comments easily that birds always have more to say than people would expect, but it isn't always useful.
]

Outdoors; Gardens
[Much of the vampire's time, be it day or night, is spent in the gardens. In the day he takes time to read, or draw - though his drawings are more technical than aesthetic - or write lines in small, spidery shorthand in a notebook that he keeps in a small satchel carried over one shoulder. Often, he walks about the gardens and orchards and picks the occasional flower or leaf, tucking them between slips of brown paper and into the same notebook he uses to write in.

The gardens are usually more densely populated than his usual haunts, particularly during the day, and he isn't one to be shy of conversation... or of asking what might be wrong if you look like you have something on your mind. At night, while he watches the patterns of fireflies, he is far more likely to enquire what might be keeping you out of bed at that kind of hour.

It may become evident, to some, that Regis doesn't sleep. It's just as well that he isn't particularly guarded about the fact.
]
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[personal profile] blackbirdsing 2017-07-07 03:31 pm (UTC)(link)
[ This is actually coming at the perfect time. She needs a distraction so she doesn't necessarily have to keep thinking about the possibility Ray may die, sooner rather than later. Maybe he won't, maybe she should be positive.

(She's positive he's gonna die, and she hates it so much. If he doesn't, she'll apologize every way she knows how.)

Sarah's a good listener, soaking up the explanation from Regis, then takes a deep breath, letting it out slowly when it's her turn. ]


There are tournaments for kids and adults. I mean, genius kids, not run of the mill kids.

[ She finally makes a move after a minute or two, trying to keep in mind everything he's taught her so far. ]
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[personal profile] blackbirdsing 2017-07-17 07:08 pm (UTC)(link)
You'd think it'd be the other way around. With kings needing to go be...royal and...stuff. I guess? I always imagined kings were busy people. Maybe I watch too much tv.

[ Game of Thrones has her thinking it's all war and meetings to steal kingdoms. ]

I guess this is something I wouldn't have minded learning even as a kid, if I'd had someone to teach me.
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[personal profile] blackbirdsing 2017-07-24 04:00 pm (UTC)(link)
[ Sarah's quiet for a while, possibly contemplating her next move as she thinks. ]

For a while. My brother and I had a best friend named Taylor. We played all the time, we were the same age.

[ Sarah makes her move, still staring at the board as she speaks. ]

We played until she disappeared and was never found. She was five. I don't remember playing a lot after that. My brother tried, but it was never anything much.
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[personal profile] blackbirdsing 2017-07-31 12:38 pm (UTC)(link)
No, it's okay.

[ Sarah looks up at Regis, smiling in a way that isn't happy, just...fond. As if it's cathartic to talk about it. After telling everything to Ray, she's realized she doesn't have to hide that pain of her childhood, not with people she'd like to be closer to, to have friendships with. ]

Sometimes the only way to move past trauma is to talk things out. Most people don't get anywhere by holding things in.

[ She's studying the board, contemplating her next move as they speak. ]
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[personal profile] blackbirdsing 2017-08-07 02:12 pm (UTC)(link)
[ She makes her next move, then settles back a little in her chair to watch him as he contemplates. ]

You've probably seen a lot in your life. More than I ever will. What do you think the most important part is? Of...living and learning and finding your place in the world?

[ It's a loaded question and she knows it, smiling just a little. ]

You can take that as rhetorical if you want. I'm just thinking out loud because...I'm not sure I know where I belong. Not in a lost and hopeless way, just in the grand scheme of things. I don't know where I'm supposed to be.
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[personal profile] blackbirdsing 2017-08-12 12:08 pm (UTC)(link)
[ Sarah thinks about that, biting at her bottom lip a little. ]

I want to be where I think my son will be happiest. I want to give him what he wants and needs.

[ She goes quiet again; when he needs (his father who's on the opposite coast) and what she wants (to stay in New York) are two different things. But her child's actual needs will always come before what her heart wants, at least for her. ]

I think everyone would try to find out what their future is like if they could. Everyone wants to know if they'll be happy and loved. Because you're right, life is short. And in that short time, so much can go wrong.

[ Your father can murder a child, for example, and derail so many lives. ]
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[personal profile] blackbirdsing 2017-08-15 01:31 am (UTC)(link)
[ Sorry, Regis, you just have this presence and it's comforting and trustworthy and Sarah's been through some Things what with Ray possibly dying...it's just been a long few weeks, and this, somehow, is just easy. She didn't come here with this in mind at all, and that crosses her mind, that this is heavy for chess. ]

I don't know. I mean, stick around Wonderland long enough and maybe it's guaranteed to happen. I've already seen a future that can never happen, so why not the real deal?

[ But does that mean she'd actually want to know? ]

I don't think I want to know...everything. If my son turns out okay. If my brother's happy.

[ In short, the answer turns out to be no, she does not want to know her future. She just wants to know her family is okay. ]
Edited 2017-08-15 01:32 (UTC)
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[personal profile] blackbirdsing 2017-08-19 03:17 pm (UTC)(link)
I guess there's no good answer to any of this. Knowing could destroy a person. Not knowing and wondering if you could have done something to change a bad outcome could destroy someone, too.

[ Sarah doesn't even remember how they got here, and she lets out a soft breath, trying to clear her head. ]

Maybe the answer is to just live. No matter what kind of life you may have. Do the best you can with it.
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[personal profile] blackbirdsing 2017-08-21 03:23 pm (UTC)(link)
[ Sarah smiles a little, and they continue the game for a while in comfortable silence before she speaks again. ]

I'm totally gonna lose this, I can already tell.
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[personal profile] blackbirdsing 2017-08-28 04:01 pm (UTC)(link)
[ Sarah laughs softly even as he takes the piece, and rests her chin in her hand. ]

Very wise words, Regis. There's some saying...the only mistake is one you don't learn from. Something like that. I guess it can even apply to bad moves in chess.
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[personal profile] blackbirdsing 2017-09-06 02:20 pm (UTC)(link)
[ Sarah smiles and as the game begins to wrap, she has to admit she's learned a lot, and she's eager to try again in the future. ]

I really appreciate this. Not just teaching me. The talking, too. You didn't exactly sign up for that part, so just...thank you.
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[personal profile] blackbirdsing 2017-09-10 04:37 pm (UTC)(link)
I appreciate that. More than you know.

[ Especially considering some of the things she's said. ]

And I hope we get to play again soon. I promise I'll practice in between.
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music room

[personal profile] naughty_nurse 2017-07-03 06:18 pm (UTC)(link)
[Ever since Mettaton suggested Mikan try to 'perform', she's been trying to get up to enter this room and make some attempts. Today she finally got up the nerve and - someone's already here!! she can't bother them!!! But... what pretty music. She stays in the doorway, too nervous to enter.]

Oh...
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[personal profile] naughty_nurse 2017-07-11 08:18 pm (UTC)(link)
Oh, no no no no!

[She flails, even though the answer was technically yes.]

I'm sorry to interrupt you, that was very rude of me!
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[personal profile] naughty_nurse 2017-07-16 01:05 am (UTC)(link)
Um, I, ah, er...

[She keeps fidgeting in place, but then slooowwwlllly comes over to sit.]

Th-thank you.
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[personal profile] naughty_nurse 2017-07-17 01:23 am (UTC)(link)
N-No, I just got here, really! I-I... I'm not even sure what I'm doing.
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[personal profile] naughty_nurse 2017-07-22 06:55 pm (UTC)(link)
Instruction? Oh, n-no, that's too generous! I don't deserve it!
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[personal profile] naughty_nurse 2017-07-23 07:34 pm (UTC)(link)
I... Um... Uh...

[Her anxiety goes into overdrive. It'd be rude to refuse, but rude to take it too. But thankfully time in Wonderland has told her it's okay to be a little bit selfish.]

If... you really think it's okay, then... I'd be very grateful.
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[personal profile] naughty_nurse 2017-07-30 08:17 pm (UTC)(link)
[She lightly shakes her head no.]

All of this is completely new...
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[personal profile] naughty_nurse 2017-08-05 12:49 pm (UTC)(link)
[Mikan watches, eyes moving across the keys, and murmuring to herself.]

Middle C, D, E, F, G A B...

[She then nods to herself once.]
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[personal profile] naughty_nurse 2017-08-08 08:58 pm (UTC)(link)
[She jerks at such an accusation-/i>]

N-No, not at all! If anything, I'm imposing on you!
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[personal profile] naughty_nurse 2017-08-11 10:21 pm (UTC)(link)
... Are you... a teacher, back home?
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[personal profile] naughty_nurse 2017-08-14 11:01 pm (UTC)(link)
[Thinks...]

... I think I can understand that. It makes you feel... smarter.
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[personal profile] naughty_nurse 2017-08-18 07:25 pm (UTC)(link)
[Not that self-serving endeavors are always a bad thing... but she doesn't say it.]

You... the both of you... can only do your best.