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Offline ANNIE C.

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— REST IN PEACE / task
« on: October 17, 2019, 03:51:26 PM »
/tw for handling of dead bodies, mentions of various body fluids, overall nasty stuff

She gripped the tool tightly  in her hands, a shovel that had obviously seen better days. It was tucked away inside a shack behind one of the houses, and since it had yet to be claimed, she decided to help herself. Everything but the shovel had been useless to her. Despite all it's cracks and chipped areas, it would be sturdy enough to use for her task. She wasn't interested in digging with her bare hands.

The people of their group probably would have preferred the bodies to be buried away from town, to have a patch of land turned into a resting place for the dead, and while she wasn't too happy about having to haul them back and forth, she figured she would do as they wished. Even if there were already a bunch of corpses buried under their feet already, their faces and names lost to time and decay. They were living on top of graves but that wasn't exactly the worst of her worries.

Luckily the corpses weren't that heavy, considering the lot of them were rotting away into nothing. The ones that were closest to the outskirts she dragged by the arms, while the others she resorted to carrying in her arms (if they were light enough), not wanting to waste the time it would take dragging them. The only downside was the smearing of blood and other body fluids on her clothes. It was definitely irritating, since these were her only clothes right now, but for now she would shrug it off and deal with it later.

With all the bodies gathered in one spot, Annie took a quick break, plopping down in the grass not too far away from one of the nameless corpses. It stared up at the sky, eyes nowhere to be found within it's skull and rotten mouth hanging open. Flies buzzed all about.

It was a disgusting sight. Her nose wrinkled as she stared into their face, mumbling to herself, "Wonder what happened to you." She supposed that they would never know what awful fate had fallen this eerie town.
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Re: — REST IN PEACE / task
« Reply #1 on: October 17, 2019, 04:42:35 PM »
smoke inhalation, most likely.” there was lhano, a hand over her wounded side with the other hand holding a thin bouquet of lavander. she wasn’t sure if that’s what killed him, or if maybe it was his burns, or even birds plucking or his eyes. if the eyes were gone, there wasn’t much room for an autopsy anyways.. she stared down at his body, eyes tired and almost uninterested. “or maybe it’s not one of our own. it’s seems old if the eyes are already gone.

it was a simple explaination moved to the pile and setting the lavender on top of it. she heaved a sigh, looking at annie. “thank you for taking this task. i don’t think anyone else would’ve if you hadn’t.
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Re: — REST IN PEACE / task
« Reply #2 on: October 20, 2019, 01:04:36 PM »
      What ever happened to these lost souls, Brock would never be able to tell. In fact, the mystery of Graveyard was a peculiar one. What happened to these people? What happened to this town? Although these questions lingered in his mind, they never kept Brock up at night. Finders keepers - he supposed.

Arms folded comfortably across his chest, Brock slowed to a stop nearby empty graves as he watched Annie sitting down to have a rest. He had to be honest; this girl was one hell of a hard and honest worker. It was delightful to see how tirelessly she'd work for the group. Less work for him to do, Brock thought as an afterthought.

Eyes wandered across the graves before looking across the rotting corpses of the deceased. ❝ It appears that the mystery of these people will forever remain unsolved. ❞ Brock hummed, ❝ Thank you for your unrelenting effort, Annie. Are the bodies light enough to carry? ❞

Spoiler: tags :: updated 07/18 • show
basics.
♘ brock van den bergh // no known nicknames
♘ male // he/him
♘ forty seven // ages real time // born third january
♘ member of bluestem prairie // formerly traveled with family and confidants
♘ led a gang with his closest confidants and colleagues before his wife died
♘ group unraveled during his grief, so he and his son soon left for BP
♘ joined BP april 2039
♘ promoted to marshal

appearance.
faceclaim - jeffrey dean morgan
voice claim - jeffrey dean morgan [tw. violence]
♘ 6'0ft // strong, well-built frame
♘ dark chocolate brown eyes and salt and pepper hair
♘ physical health - 100% // current injuries: none
♘ mental health - 100% // N/A

personality.
♘ has anarchistic worldview // wants a world free from rules and regulations
♘ very well educated and therefore eloquent in his ways
♘ pro-individualist idealism forms charisma that attracts following of deviants
♘ has a kind, caring and playful disposition // very encouraging
♘ confident and sees himself as a sort of mentor
♘ shows a genuine compassion for allies // full of compliments
♘ his fearlessness often overlaps into recklessness
♘ very driven by vengeance and his own ego
♘ scarily charming and charismatic
♘ behavior has grown more aggressive, violent, and erratic recently
♘ often gaslights people to have things his way
♘ gets under people's skin using his charm to control them
♘ acts like the group's father and mentor // it's merely manipulation
♘ there is no ❝ real ❞ brock // he changes based on who he's with
♘ hypocritical // every ideal he preaches, he ends up breaking in some way
♘ he cares for himself over everyone else // driven by his own ego
♘ distances himself from conflict unless he knows he’s well guarded
♘ every decision of him is for self-preservation first and foremost
♘ terribly selfish // he only genuinely cares when it's convenient
♘ he would martyr anyone for his cause and has no shame in it
♘ takes in those in need of it, but not without his own ulterior motives
♘ only helps people as he knows these people will ❝ owe ❞ him after
♘ carries himself with the vigor of a much better, and mentally stronger, man
♘ picks pretty words and weaves them together, but is shallow all the same
♘ fashioned himself into something of a robin hood-like figure in the past
♘ he still thinks of himself in this manner // a vigilante

relationships.
♘ horatio van den bergh x tanya van den bergh // both deceased
♘ two sisters, one older and one younger
♘ heterosexual, heteromantic
♘ widowed when his wife, alexandra, was shot and killed
♘ father of jamie van den bergh
♘ once owned a dog named baron who has since died
♘ owns a horse named prospector // adores him

interaction.
bio // playlist // pinterest
♘ physically: very hard // mentally: hard
♘ very insensitive and brutal when it comes to harming others
♘ he'd even harm/omit to help his own allies if it does not benefit him
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Re: — REST IN PEACE / task
« Reply #3 on: October 21, 2019, 04:24:59 PM »

roman definitely wouldn’t have picked that task if he had a say in it. not only was it gruelling and exhausting to drag dead bodies around and then have to bury them, but also it was traumatizing to say the least. the young man hadn’t really seen dead bodies that often, never really had to see so many dead people all at once..

and it was getting harder to act unfazed by it all.

still, for that exact reason of trying to seem unfazed, he found himself strolling closer to the empty graves. he stood a few steps behind brock, arms crossed over his chest as he gaze at the rotting corpses. took a deep breath through his nose. and then, he turned his head away and towards the empty graves. “i can help, if you need it.” not that he was so eager to-- but as brock stood there, he wanted to prove that it paid off to not be so goddamn lazy all the time.

//whoa sorry for this post
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Offline ANNIE C.

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Re: — REST IN PEACE / task
« Reply #4 on: October 21, 2019, 06:42:41 PM »
She's caught off-guard by Lhamo's sudden appearance, her heart leaping in her chest but otherwise showing no outward signs of surprise, save for the way her head whipped around quickly. She settled when she realized who it was, her eyes glancing down at the lavender she held before focusing back on her face.

She wasn't too sure how to feel about the doctor after that night, the incident that had left her with the wound she now held with one hand, the questions swirling around her head now as she regarded the woman. But she figured she had no right to speak about past wrong doings. She, and everyone else in this world, had done something wrong at least once in their life. The past haunted them all in some way.

Annie nods as she speaks, watching her set down the flowers onto the heap of bodies, a nice shade of purple against the muted colors of rot. It seemed to deter some of the flies buzzing about, too.

Lhamo's sudden thanks surprises her, eyes darting away to stare into one of the graves she had dug, a home for the deceased with a floor and walls made of dirt. "Yeah." That's all she offers before turning to Brock and Roman as they approach.

Being around them was a bit overwhelming, considering she didn't quite trust any of them yet. They hadn't made any moves against her, not yet, but they hadn't proven themselves trustworthy, either. They were all strangers to her, with or without names, fellow community members or not.

She feels uneasy under such praise, only managing a nod at their leader's grateful words. "Most of them. Some are a little heavy, but I can manage," she confirms with a slight shrug of her shoulders. It wasn't too much of a hassle, she could just drag them or roll them over to their assigned graves. Still, Roman's offer to help wasn't unwelcome.

"Sure, knock yourself out." She wasn't about to refuse an opportunity for help. If he was willing, then it just meant it would get done quicker.
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Offline roman.

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Re: — REST IN PEACE / task
« Reply #5 on: October 28, 2019, 10:58:25 PM »

roman wasn’t necessarily keen on helping annie with her chore. again, out of all the things on the list, burying dead bodies would’ve been the last thing he picked. that being said, he supposed it would be the worst to leave someone alone to tend to all these corpses.

it didn’t mean he was any less apprehensive as he wandered over to one of the bodies, dragging said corpse over to what he assumed would be their designated resting place. he tried not to make any disgusted expression or show any sign that he was anything more than indifferent to the act of it - but, shit, he could feel his insides churning at the sight.

he remained relatively impassive, though, as he laid the body down to rest in the grave. then, looking around for a shovel, he went to work on burying the body. suppose putting this bodies in an eternal resting place wasn’t the worst thing in the world to do. still, all it would do is perhaps speed up the decaying process, and make the place look a bit more sightly -- was this all really worth it?

he wasn’t too sure.

pale eyes glanced towards brock. "are you gonna help?" he knew he wouldn't - though it still felt nice to almost pester brock about those sorts of things.
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Re: — REST IN PEACE / task
« Reply #6 on: October 30, 2019, 04:51:41 PM »
      Brock's eyes went from Annie to the corpses, then from the corpses to Roman. A slow exhalation passed slightly flaring nostrils; oh, that man. Some day Brock would make him so sorry. But, for now...

❝ I'm afraid I have... other matters to attend to. ❞ He cleared his throat, tipping his head towards Annie with a quick smile before walking over to Roman, staring him down sharply. And then, the quietest of utterances beneath his breath, just enough for Roman Darrow to hear. ❝ Don't you be an arrogant son of a bitch. You're better than that. ❞ The response was seemingly unprovoked, but Brock knew. Roman knew. Tensions had been rising between the both of them for some time now.

Silence ensued momentarily before Brock began to smile, patting Roman on the shoulder before beginning to wander away. ❝ Don't forget to help young Annie carry the heavier bodies. ❞ Brock then turned his eyes to look towards Annie, wagging a finger towards Roman. ❝ Don't be afraid to ask him for help; it's what he's there for. I am grateful for all of y'all's help! ❞ And with that, Brock was quick to leave the scene, teeth clenched together as eyes burned with vexation.

Spoiler: tags :: updated 07/18 • show
basics.
♘ brock van den bergh // no known nicknames
♘ male // he/him
♘ forty seven // ages real time // born third january
♘ member of bluestem prairie // formerly traveled with family and confidants
♘ led a gang with his closest confidants and colleagues before his wife died
♘ group unraveled during his grief, so he and his son soon left for BP
♘ joined BP april 2039
♘ promoted to marshal

appearance.
faceclaim - jeffrey dean morgan
voice claim - jeffrey dean morgan [tw. violence]
♘ 6'0ft // strong, well-built frame
♘ dark chocolate brown eyes and salt and pepper hair
♘ physical health - 100% // current injuries: none
♘ mental health - 100% // N/A

personality.
♘ has anarchistic worldview // wants a world free from rules and regulations
♘ very well educated and therefore eloquent in his ways
♘ pro-individualist idealism forms charisma that attracts following of deviants
♘ has a kind, caring and playful disposition // very encouraging
♘ confident and sees himself as a sort of mentor
♘ shows a genuine compassion for allies // full of compliments
♘ his fearlessness often overlaps into recklessness
♘ very driven by vengeance and his own ego
♘ scarily charming and charismatic
♘ behavior has grown more aggressive, violent, and erratic recently
♘ often gaslights people to have things his way
♘ gets under people's skin using his charm to control them
♘ acts like the group's father and mentor // it's merely manipulation
♘ there is no ❝ real ❞ brock // he changes based on who he's with
♘ hypocritical // every ideal he preaches, he ends up breaking in some way
♘ he cares for himself over everyone else // driven by his own ego
♘ distances himself from conflict unless he knows he’s well guarded
♘ every decision of him is for self-preservation first and foremost
♘ terribly selfish // he only genuinely cares when it's convenient
♘ he would martyr anyone for his cause and has no shame in it
♘ takes in those in need of it, but not without his own ulterior motives
♘ only helps people as he knows these people will ❝ owe ❞ him after
♘ carries himself with the vigor of a much better, and mentally stronger, man
♘ picks pretty words and weaves them together, but is shallow all the same
♘ fashioned himself into something of a robin hood-like figure in the past
♘ he still thinks of himself in this manner // a vigilante

relationships.
♘ horatio van den bergh x tanya van den bergh // both deceased
♘ two sisters, one older and one younger
♘ heterosexual, heteromantic
♘ widowed when his wife, alexandra, was shot and killed
♘ father of jamie van den bergh
♘ once owned a dog named baron who has since died
♘ owns a horse named prospector // adores him

interaction.
bio // playlist // pinterest
♘ physically: very hard // mentally: hard
♘ very insensitive and brutal when it comes to harming others
♘ he'd even harm/omit to help his own allies if it does not benefit him
I HAVE A PISTOL PARTY AND I KILL 'EM ALL
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Offline roman.

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Re: — REST IN PEACE / task
« Reply #7 on: October 31, 2019, 05:53:17 PM »

other matters to attend to. roman felt almost like he could’ve cut brock off and given that usual tag-line response from the man. he was sure if he followed after brock, he’d more than likely find the man sitting in a cozy chair with his feet up. other matters his ass.

instead rome merely nodded absently, saying casually, “ah, right. you’re a busy man.” the words didn’t sound convincing, though ro was pretty sure he didn’t intend for them to be either. except, last thing that he had expected was for brock to actually step closer, stare him down, and quietly utter, only for those two to hear, harsh words. for a moment all roman could do was stare at him, an otherwise blank expression -- except for a few blinks of surprise that brock managed to weasel out of him with that remark.

what the fuck?

he tried to remain collected on the outside, simply turning to continue his work on the corpses. however, on the inside, he felt almost a bit of.. irritation, and anger towards brock. hell, brock telling him to not be an arrogant son of a bitch made him want to show brock what a true arrogant son of a bitch was like. he wouldn’t, though. instead he’d still stand in line, working hard while brock wandered off with the last word.

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