thebeastslair: The Beast-Bestial Child (Bestial Child)
The Beast ([personal profile] thebeastslair) wrote2014-03-10 12:15 am

'Accidental' Video 1: A Little Bird's Song

As the video starts, there is a man standing with his back to the camera.  Long blue-black hair lays loose against his shoulders, messy and snarled.  He sways back and forth in an odd, almost worried rhythm.

"He's sick.  He's sick.  My Little Bird's sick and needs to rest," the words are soft, spoken to the same odd rhythm as the man's swaying.  "I want him to be better soon.  To be better now.  Why isn't he better?  Why doesn't the healing work?"

The Beast crouches down by the bed then, allowing a dark shock of hair belonging to someone curled up in a bundle of blankets on the bed to be seen for the first time.  However, the Beast doesn't stay that way long, bouncing back to his feet a few moments later and blocking the man from view again, "I know!  I feel better when he sings to me. I will sing to him!"

There is silence in the room for several moments and then a soft, low, harsh but oddly melodic voice starts singing a song in Ancient Gaelic.  It's a lullaby.  One his Little Bird said he wrote.  It is not long, so The Beast repeats it.  Over and over again.

Until the feed ends...
athousandcurses: (You will read my thoughts...)

[personal profile] athousandcurses 2014-03-10 05:05 am (UTC)(link)
[Grainne doesn't know how she found this post, and nor does she care. She had been about to switch to something else when the words of the song caught her attention, and the longer it goes, the more angry she gets until she finds herself replying in text.]

Where did you learn that song?
athousandcurses: (Sad)

[Video]

[personal profile] athousandcurses 2014-03-10 05:44 am (UTC)(link)
[Grainne is upset enough that she complies with the request easily enough, impatient to know the answer.]

Fine! Is that better? Tell me where you heard that song!
athousandcurses: (Aloof)

[Video]

[personal profile] athousandcurses 2014-03-10 05:57 am (UTC)(link)
[Grainne hesitates, frowning and ignoring his first remark; she's heard too much of that during her first life.]

Your 'Little Bird'?

[This man is so odd she is having trouble understanding exactly what he means with some of that... but the meaning is clear; someone taught it to him and there were only so many someones that knew that song, all long dead.]

Where did he learn it? What's his name?
athousandcurses: (Surprise)

[Video]

[personal profile] athousandcurses 2014-03-10 06:34 am (UTC)(link)
[Grainne looks nervous, biting her lip at the mention of the one place she's been trying hard to avoid. But...

Wait.

The strange man's first sentence finally works into her head, and with sudden realization;]

Diarmuid.

[It's soft, and she's hardly breathing, so many emotions caught up in shock.]
athousandcurses: (Not Amused)

[Video]

[personal profile] athousandcurses 2014-03-10 07:00 am (UTC)(link)
[The man is mad, she's sure of that now. It worries her... and she remembers the dark hair that appeared when he was singing.

With the shock wearing off, she can think better now, and she glares at the man. If Diarmuid is here, it must mean he is the same as she, a Servant, and if he's ill-- that shouldn't even be possible. But what is this odd one here, another Servant? Though, with the way the conversation is going, she doubts she'll get any answers from him.]

I want to speak to Diarmuid. Let me speak to him.
athousandcurses: (You will read my thoughts...)

[Video]

[personal profile] athousandcurses 2014-03-10 07:12 am (UTC)(link)
[Now Grainne's ire is rising...]

I heard, but I'm not getting off until I talk with him.
athousandcurses: (Surprise)

[Video]

[personal profile] athousandcurses 2014-03-10 10:00 pm (UTC)(link)
W-what?! No! That's not what I meant!

[Grainne's frustration is only tempered by her surprise he took it that way.]

It's important. I need to talk to Diarmuid!
athousandcurses: (Caster)

[Video]

[personal profile] athousandcurses 2014-03-10 11:48 pm (UTC)(link)
[Grainne's patience snaps then, growing even more angry as the man only confirms the other is Diarmuid... he didn't deny, after all.]

You let me talk to him now! Let me talk to him!

[She's yelling at the screen, upset and distraught.]
athousandcurses: (Surprise)

[Video]

[personal profile] athousandcurses 2014-03-11 12:57 am (UTC)(link)
[When it's obvious her words weren't making any impact, Grainne pauses and stares at him, tears starting to form.]

Let me talk to him...

[She had to try one last time.]
athousandcurses: (Surprise)

[Video]

[personal profile] athousandcurses 2014-03-11 01:58 am (UTC)(link)
[Once Diarmuid appeared on screen, Grainne freezes, tears still streaking down her face. She can hear him, see him, but there's a split second of surreality where her mind defaults to her pre-Servant self and tries to reach out and touch him through the screen. Her hand only meets smooth plastic though, jarring her back to reality.

She hits the "end video" almost immediately, her side of the stream going blank.]
athousandcurses: (Sad)

[A week later; their house]

[personal profile] athousandcurses 2014-03-11 03:22 am (UTC)(link)
[Grainne had struggled for ages over what to do after that video she'd discovered on the network. Part of her wanted to go straight there to see him, another part whispered at the back of her mind that the strange man was right, that she wasn't wanted and she would only be a problem. A liability.

In the end, that Diarmuid had appeared so sick and the strangeness of the other man won out, and she had to know. That's why she had taken the next flight out of Ireland and hunted down the address she'd discovered linked to what appeared to be Diarmuid's account.

With all of it's entries...

That's why she is currently lurking about their house at night, letting herself in through less than legal means. If she can catch them sleeping, she could see for herself if her knight needed her.]
thebeastwithin: Set-I See What You Did There (I See What You Did There)

[personal profile] thebeastwithin 2014-03-11 06:53 am (UTC)(link)
[There is really only one person sleeping in the house when Grainne enters. That is, Set thinks Dia is sleeping and not unconscious because of his illness again. He sighs softly, running a hand through his hair and then leans forward to check the group of healing runes he has set on Dia. It is frustrating that no matter how he chains or stacks them together, they never do anything more than provide temporary relief and even the temporary relief has become less as time has passed.

It is safe to say that Set moved from being worried about his lover to being terrified a long time ago.

He is about to try adding another rune to the group when he feels something trigger one of the sets of detection runes he has laid in the upstairs rooms. Immediately, he is on his feet and on his way out of the room pausing only for a moment to look back at Dia.]

Stay there...

[Set knows it stupid to say it when his lover isn't even awake, but he does it anyway before dashing out of the room and up the stairs. He knows that whoever has broken in will be trapped in the room, but considering how shaky the Beast has made any rune use besides his healing ones, Set is taking no chances on them escaping because he dallied.]
athousandcurses: (Surprise)

[personal profile] athousandcurses 2014-03-11 07:12 am (UTC)(link)
[Meanwhile, Grainne instantly feels the trap settle as soon as she enters the room, freezes for a second, and then immediately curses herself for being lazy. Whatever class of servants Diarmuid and the odd man were, she didn't count on one of them being a Caster, or having any ability like this at all. She makes a frustrated whimper and claws at her face.]

No..!

[Frantic, she starts working to break them and get out of the house. The runes feel shaky to her, and she might have a chance at getting out before they caught her, but she isn't pinning her hopes on it.]
thebeastwithin: Set-Look Up (Look Up)

[personal profile] thebeastwithin 2014-03-11 09:03 pm (UTC)(link)
[Unfortunately for Grainne, the primary class of the person who cast the runes is Lancer, which means she only has a few seconds before he is standing outside the room's open door. He could enter without breaking the seal on the room, but he doesn't. Instead, Set crosses his arms over his chest and just watches her.

This...isn't what he was expecting to find at all. Pretty ladies don't usually break into his home... Well, not unless their name is Bazett and this definitely isn't Bazett.]

Are you lost there, Lass?
athousandcurses: (Aloof)

[personal profile] athousandcurses 2014-03-11 09:40 pm (UTC)(link)
[Grainne turns to face the man with some dread, recognizing him from some of Diarmuid's video posts. Unfortunately, the only thing that comes to mind to say is completely unfiltered and inane due to how completely unsettled she is at getting caught.]

You mean this isn't the bathroom? I'll be on my way then!

[Pausing, she rubs her hands over her face briefly before starting again.]

I'm assuming you're the... Caster. Please take these down. I am no threat to you.

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