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Stefan Salvatore-Alesci ([personal profile] stefanged) wrote in [community profile] savetheearth2015-04-22 03:48 pm

05 | network (for doppel-Stefan) and action, backdated to last week

[A] network; video]

[Doppelganger!Stefan here, in the Alesci house with a sleeping doppelganger!Xander on the couch behind him. It's been a hell of a month, let him tell you. He's holding a beer bottle, but he doesn't sip from it as he regards "the camera."]

Okay, "Stefanizo," I get that I owe you big time, but actually working your job was not part of that IOU. I don't do crowds. [Now the world knows how Stefan mysteriously got his shifts "covered" while he's in Tokyo.] You're welcome, by the way, for compelling all the babies at Sunday school. Perfect little angels, right?

[He finally takes a sip of his beer.] More seriously - since we keep talking about preparing ourselves for the worst, I might as well cure some of my boredom. Who's interested in learning hand-to-hand combat?

I promise I'll go easy on you. At first.

[B] action]
Who: (original) Stefan, Misa, and third-party interlopers!
Where: various places around Tokyo
When: Sometime last week
What: His powers finally catch up with him - and thanks to circumstances beyond his control, Stefan realizes he's finally become a vampire.

Spiritual care was a lot harder to deliver in another country, especially when language barriers (and different religious customs) were involved. As the only openly Numbered with this kind of experience, Stefan had found himself at the forefront of the debate within Tokyo's religious community. Some hadn't taken too kindly to Numbered assistance, leaving him with more scars and bruises than he'd anticipated. Most of them, he could bandage and pretend that they'd no longer exist. Remembering a rumor about the healing properties of healing blood, he'd even sought out Emi's help. (It was worth a shot, right? Blood wasn't halal, but God would forgive him if it were a life and death emergency - or so he tells himself.)

However, even her blood couldn't save him from the worst. One night, as he's returning to Misa's place from yet another of these long meetings, a car swerves and hits him, full-stop. Even with his speed, he couldn't avoid the impact. The car doesn't even stop; it just keeps going, leaving him on the side of the road.

It's only a few hours later, when he pulls himself up, that he realizes the impact should've killed him. He can see the dried blood across his arms, and he certainly doesn't feel like he's fully functional. The pain had overwhelmed his system and-- and by all logical, rational accounts, he shouldn't be breathing. Stefan pauses, staring up at the apartment building nearby.

He's not dead. (He thinks.) So he hesitates, before finally pulling out his phone and using the Network to contact Misa.

Sorry I'm late! Could you meet me outside first, though? I'm in front of the building.

Maybe after tonight, he'll go home to Locke. At least in America, he knows their dangers.
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[personal profile] lovesickkiller 2015-04-22 10:24 pm (UTC)(link)
Misa had expected Stefan to return much sooner, and though no one is on any sort of regular schedule in all this turmoil she grows more worried the longer he's gone. It's a relief when he texts her, and she smiles at the short apology. It was silly of her to get worked up, but she appreciates it none the less. She shoots back a quick 'on my way!' before excusing herself from those lingering in her apartment and taking the stairs two at a time.

It's curious that he wants to meet outside, but Misa doesn't put too much thought into it. Her apartment is rather full, after all, and it's hard to find alone time when people return to crash for the night. Why Stefan wants to be alone with her is a question that sends an excited little spark through her chest. She hurries down the remaining stairs and exits the building, glancing around to either side. Where is he?

"Stefan?"
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[personal profile] lovesickkiller 2015-04-26 06:53 pm (UTC)(link)
Misa's blood runs cold as soon as she sees him. Stefan looks like an extra in a horror movie, someone that has no right to be alive and walking around. Surely all that blood can't be his? A thousand scenarios of what might have happened race through Misa's head, but she recovers from her temporary paralysis to run toward him and meet him halfway.

"What- what happened?" she demands, hands raised as if she wants to touch him but is afraid of doing more harm.
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[personal profile] lovesickkiller 2015-04-27 10:21 pm (UTC)(link)
"Of course! I'll get my car, just-"

Don't bleed out. Misa can't tear her eyes away from him; how is he even talking? How is he standing? Heart beating frantically, she moves to support him, putting his arm over her shoulder and encouraging him to lean on her if he needs it. Stefan is far taller than her and she would probably collapse under his weight if he was actually depending on her to keep him upright, but she has to do something.

"We'll get you inside, there's people to look after you, I'll bring the car around and we can leave right away!" She tries not to squeeze him too tightly, blinking back tears. He may be magically still alive right now, but that could change. "Just hang on, you'll be fine."
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[personal profile] lovesickkiller 2015-04-28 05:28 pm (UTC)(link)
Misa starts to say that he doesn't need to be reassuring her at a time like this, but she goes quiet when his lips brush against her neck. Her heartbeat most definitely stutters, and the action is so surprising she has no idea how to respond. Is he delirious?

"Ah, y-yeah," she says, struggling to form coherent words as a light flush fans out over her cheeks and chest. This isn't the time to be distracted or tongue-tied, Stefan is in danger, but he kissed her on the neck and Misa is having a hard time focusing on anything else.
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[personal profile] lovesickkiller 2015-05-03 03:31 am (UTC)(link)
Misa's jaw drops as he bites into her neck, gasping with wide eyes but not quite screaming. Pain blossoms from where his teeth puncture her and there is a sickening pulling sensation as he sucks at her, far different from the gentle suction of a lover against her neck. A wave of nausea washes over Misa as she realizes that Stefan is drinking her.

She goes to dead weight in his arms, woozy and weak but still conscious. A limp hand pushes at his abdomen without much strength. Misa has little concept of what is happening, but she is certain that she is about to die.
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[personal profile] lovesickkiller 2015-05-04 11:12 pm (UTC)(link)
Misa barely registers the change, remaining limp as a rag doll in his grasp. Her vision is blurry and without Stefan's mouth at her neck the blood continues to flow out, rivulets rolling down her shoulder to stain her shirt. She doesn't have the presence of mind to attempt to staunch it.
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As providence would have it, the sound of leathery wingbeats could be heard as Emilia descends from the sky, approaching the front Misa's apartment building. She could smell the blood even from ten feet away.

"What happened!?" Emi demanded, landing a few feet away.

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[personal profile] highly_gifted 2015-04-23 01:09 pm (UTC)(link)
How long does "at first" last?

[After some... interesting developments, he'd really like to get a bit better at fighting.]
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[personal profile] highly_gifted 2015-04-26 02:55 pm (UTC)(link)
I would be interested, but excessive injuries will make my parents ask questions that I have no interest answering. [He's not particularly interested in getting injuries in the first place, but there is a difference between some bruises that he can hide or explain away and... worse things. He'd rather not have his movements limited because his parents think that it is too dangerous for him to go outside.]
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[personal profile] highly_gifted 2015-04-27 08:44 pm (UTC)(link)
I'm not in it for punching people but for learning something, so unless this Xander will teach how to fight as well, I'm not interested in him.
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[personal profile] highly_gifted 2015-04-28 10:54 am (UTC)(link)
I'll consider it, then.

The day after tomorrow, your 10 am?
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[personal profile] highly_gifted 2015-04-29 10:10 am (UTC)(link)
Feivel shows up on time, wearing jeans and a polo shirt, a gym bag slung over his shoulder.

He double checks the address before addressing the guy on the lawn. "So, do you go by 'Stefan'?" They never exchanged names, after all. And he'll just hope that he got the correct guy.
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[personal profile] highly_gifted 2015-05-04 01:37 pm (UTC)(link)
"Rather the opposite. But yes, I am. I don't have much time to waste, after all." Curfews and having to sneak around his parents' worry sucks, but for now it is a necessity.

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