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Offline ADDY.

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SKIPPING STONES - OPEN
« on: January 10, 2020, 12:48:31 PM »

plunk!

the rock plunged into the water, leaving the redhead staring with a small scowl. he stood, barefoot as the waves lapped at his feet, unimpressed. he thought after that one time lucerne tried to teach him he would’ve learned how to skip a goddamn rock. however, all of his attempts had been hit or miss (mostly miss, although he wouldn’t admit it). it wasn’t like he was going to drag lucerne out to teach him, especially when he was.. kind of pissed off with everyone and everything at the moment. perhaps that wasn’t new for addy, but this was a different type of anger. anger that left him almost feeling disappointed in everyone involved.

he tried to skip a rock. it plunked into the water. fuck lucerne for wanting to leave badlands and come here. he threw another rock. it plunked into the water. fuck cat and green for the fiasco that happened there. he picked up a rock and flicked his wrist. fuck him for thinking he could leave the badlands and fit in anywhere else. the rock skipped across the water a few times. what? four, five times? he watched as it disappeared beneath the water’s surface before turning his gaze around, as if expecting some applause for the action.

he sighed before picking up a rock, and repeating the process.


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Re: SKIPPING STONES - OPEN
« Reply #1 on: January 12, 2020, 07:52:00 AM »
      It had been quite some time since Tara had felt out of place. Like she did not belong. But, those feelings were since left in the past; after all, Northstar was her home now. There was no more believing that the greatest she'd be was second-best in somebody's life. Perhaps that was the curse of a unbreakable family bond - nothing could tear Thomas away from his number one priority which was the family he was born into. No matter how much he'd insist otherwise, or try and beg Tara to see that she and Finn were his priority, the only question Tara had to ask him was:

Who did he choose live with, then?

Maybe Flintlock Lodge was a better home for him anyway. Tara was perfectly content with her family unit here in Northstar. Mickey was a breath of fresh air, a kindness in her life, and he provided her with the company she truly believed she needed. She didn't need a husband to pick and choose when it was convenient to love her. As much as she loved and cared about Thomas, the marital connection that they once shared was nothing more than the past now. And, honestly, leaving that family behind was the best thing she could've done for her and her son. Northstar was home to her.

Finn springing forwards in a wobbling trot across the sand, Tara watched as the toddler made his way over towards a very recognizable redhead. The man who played tag with him that one time (not really, but Finn thought he was a part of the big game). ❝ Uh- Why'd you frowing them?! ❞ Finn explained messily before hopping and landing with a splash in the water as the waves lapped up the sand. Tara wandered over, hugging her torso gently as she stopped nearby. ❝ He's skimming stones, Finn. ❞ She explained, pausing before turning her head to glance over towards Addy. ❝ You look like you've seen better days. ❞ She was blunt as she pointed out, observing him carefully. And, she felt that it wasn't because the stones he was throwing were mostly landing without dancing across the surface first. Something was bothering him; that, or his resting face was truly one of permanent vexation.

Spoiler: tags :: updated 11/5 • show
basics.
✴ tara mae baskerville // no known nicknames
✴ female // she/her
✴ thirty // ages real time // born twentieth september
✴ member of northstar district

appearance.
faceclaim - annabelle wallis
voice claim - annabelle wallis
✴ comes from a british family where she grew up with them in america
✴ speaks received pronunciation with the slightest western irish twang
✴ 5'7ft // lithe and slim frame
✴ soft blue eyes and dirty blonde hair
✴ physical health - 95%
   ¬ current injuries: bruised wrist
✴ mental health - 95%
   ¬ she's been somewhat anxious recently

personality.
✴ has a calm and aloof air of authority to her
✴ comes across as prim and proper // in reality she isn't
✴ never moved emotionally easily by others
✴ tolerant and slow to anger // smart about revealing emotion
✴ independent and relies mostly on herself // sees power in her femininity
✴ ambitious and smart with her words // speaks short but meaningful words
✴ too stubborn for her own good // doesn't give up easily
✴ emotionally intelligent // can understand her own and others' emotions
✴ mentally strong and durable // confident in her abilities
✴ can be tender and loving in her own way // fiercely loyal
✴ cares a lot about the ones she loves, but never in the romantic sense
✴ witty and incredibly sarcastic when times call for it
✴ stands up for what she believes in, coming across too strongly sometimes

relationships.
✴ don baskerville x vorana baskerville // whereabouts unknown
✴ has a younger brother, adrian, but his whereabouts are unknown
✴ she and her husband, thomas stirling-moray, are no longer romantic
✴ she lives with mickey serge and sees him as family
✴ heterosexual heteroromantic // does not wish to pursue romance anymore
✴ her two year old son, finn, is her number one priority in life

interaction.
storage // playlist // pinterest
✴ physically: easy // mentally: hard
✴ her only weapon is a pistol, and she's not afraid to use it if necessary
✴ the stirling family taught her how to defend herself
I BLOW A KISS TO ALL THE HATERS
THIS BABY DON'T CRY  ¬  BIOPLAYLISTPINTEREST

Offline ADDY.

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Re: SKIPPING STONES - OPEN
« Reply #2 on: January 13, 2020, 11:39:28 PM »

his eyes wandered towards the newcomer, watching as the toddler messily garbled some words his way. then, before waiting for an answer, the kid then splashed about in the water. “water’s cold,” he bluntly stated to the kid, as if trying to warn little finn before it was too late. the water wasn’t even that cold, but he- didn’t know. he was trying, here. while his experience with kids were very few and far between, he at least resembled some form of a soft spot for the little ones. especially when their parents weren’t completely unbearable.

and in this case, tara wasn’t that bad. if anything she was one of the only people that made this fucking place bearable. the blonde was his type of person; she looked kind and sweet, but there was more to her than what met the eyes. that didn’t mean he was going to unload all of his bullshit onto her. he shrugged the slightest bit as she pointed out that he looked like he’d seen better days. hell, he definitely had- but he wasn’t going to talk about it. instead he picked up a rock and shrugged, pursing his lips momentarily. “must be the new workout regimen.”

his attempt at sarcasm was followed by throwing the rock out across the water, skipping once before plunging into the water. “how long have you been here?” a small question, the smallest insight into whatever must be on his mind. the redhead waited a moment, then, before he slowly crouched down next to finn. “here, you want to try and throw a rock, finn?” and with rather gentle hands for the redhead, he guided the kid’s hands with the rock - and, while it didn’t make the best skip, it made a small splash. with that he turned his head back over towards tara, shrugging. “we tried.”

//sorry for this post what

Offline TARA.

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Re: SKIPPING STONES - OPEN
« Reply #3 on: Yesterday at 09:58:06 AM »
      As Addy pointed out that the water was cold, Finn kicked his bare feet around in the water, the bottom of his slightly rolled out trousers getting wet in the sea. ❝ Look! ❞ He announced, staring at Addy with a straight face, determined eyes gleaming before he splashed about more. As if he were wordlessly rebelling against Addy's words. Tara slowed to a stop beside Addy, chin tipping up ever-so-slightly as she glided her hands into her jean pockets. ❝ I tried rolling his pants up - nice to see that didn't work so well. Little shit. ❞ She mumbled fondly before chuckling to herself.

It felt nice getting to speak so openly around somebody. Tara tended to hold her tongue, simply observe rather than express her own thoughts because, honestly, if people wanted her opinion then they'd ask her for her opinion. Otherwise, she kept her mouth shut, not because she felt like she had to, but because she felt like it'd be a waste of breath on her part. But, when it came to Addy, she was beginning to feel more free to pass quips and comments because, like her, Addy too enjoyed to pass comments every so often. She quirked a brow as she gazed off at the horizon, listening to Addy's sarcastic comment before quickly quipping in return, ❝ That must be it; I don't think the washboard abs are a good look on you, I'm afraid. ❞

She watched as he threw a stone, which quickly submerged beneath the gentle waves. ❝ In Northstar? Nearly two years now. On this beach? Around five minutes. ❞ She commented, turning her head to look towards him before she began to fight off a small smile. Next, Finn was the center of attention, the toddler tipping his head up to look at Addy before Addy helped him throw a stone. It barely skipped before landing in the water, earning a proud round of applause from Finn. ❝ Yay- ❞ He cheered, Tara unable to help herself from chuckling quietly before looking towards the two boys. ❝ Good job, you two. ❞

Finn picked up another stone before holding it out for Addy again expectantly. ❝ Lets again. ❞

Spoiler: tags :: updated 11/5 • show
basics.
✴ tara mae baskerville // no known nicknames
✴ female // she/her
✴ thirty // ages real time // born twentieth september
✴ member of northstar district

appearance.
faceclaim - annabelle wallis
voice claim - annabelle wallis
✴ comes from a british family where she grew up with them in america
✴ speaks received pronunciation with the slightest western irish twang
✴ 5'7ft // lithe and slim frame
✴ soft blue eyes and dirty blonde hair
✴ physical health - 95%
   ¬ current injuries: bruised wrist
✴ mental health - 95%
   ¬ she's been somewhat anxious recently

personality.
✴ has a calm and aloof air of authority to her
✴ comes across as prim and proper // in reality she isn't
✴ never moved emotionally easily by others
✴ tolerant and slow to anger // smart about revealing emotion
✴ independent and relies mostly on herself // sees power in her femininity
✴ ambitious and smart with her words // speaks short but meaningful words
✴ too stubborn for her own good // doesn't give up easily
✴ emotionally intelligent // can understand her own and others' emotions
✴ mentally strong and durable // confident in her abilities
✴ can be tender and loving in her own way // fiercely loyal
✴ cares a lot about the ones she loves, but never in the romantic sense
✴ witty and incredibly sarcastic when times call for it
✴ stands up for what she believes in, coming across too strongly sometimes

relationships.
✴ don baskerville x vorana baskerville // whereabouts unknown
✴ has a younger brother, adrian, but his whereabouts are unknown
✴ she and her husband, thomas stirling-moray, are no longer romantic
✴ she lives with mickey serge and sees him as family
✴ heterosexual heteroromantic // does not wish to pursue romance anymore
✴ her two year old son, finn, is her number one priority in life

interaction.
storage // playlist // pinterest
✴ physically: easy // mentally: hard
✴ her only weapon is a pistol, and she's not afraid to use it if necessary
✴ the stirling family taught her how to defend herself
I BLOW A KISS TO ALL THE HATERS
THIS BABY DON'T CRY  ¬  BIOPLAYLISTPINTEREST