Post by Elisa Maza on Feb 22, 2009 21:00:19 GMT -5
"Yes, my Lady." Elisa said, bowing to Lady Tremaine as she and Ariel went their separate ways.
Elisa found the garden with little trouble. She didn't see anyone else here, and supposed that Hudson went to get a drink of water. She wondered if this Hudson would be anything like the one she knew, or if the gardener would be every bit as cruel as Lady Tremaine. Gazing at the garden, she smiled at the memory of Lady Tremaine's order to bring only the finest flowers. There wasn't a single flower here that had so much as a wilted leaf or a faded petal. She got to work on arranging a bouquet of flowers, wondering how long she'd be here, and hoping that Ariel found the bear and got out soon.
She wasn't sure how she would explain 'Jodi's' sudden departure to Lady Tremaine when that time did come, but she'd cross that bridge when it came. Maybe she could say her mother was ill...
Last Edit: Feb 23, 2009 0:14:13 GMT -5 by Elisa Maza
Eilonwy walked into the garden. Such a lovely garden. Flowers of all colors. Not a single wilt. She danced around in the flowers taking in the aroma. The princess saw a women that she easily recognized as Elisa.
"Well hello dear. Isn't today a lovely day? What are you up to?"
"Great Belain!l that's just awful. I've never met a person so ruthless. I have some words to say to her," the princess said. Eilonwy was very furious. She hated seeing other people mistreated and hurt. Or kidnapped. That's never very fun. She would know. She started heading to the house but then took in the words her friend was saying. "Well what can I do? There must be a way to stop this evil lady. And I won't just stand here and let her get away with this!" Eilnwy said to Elisa.
Post by Elisa Maza on Feb 22, 2009 21:38:23 GMT -5
Elisa sighed, bemused. She couldn't have Eilonwy here, much less going to tell off Lady Tremaine. But the girl's courage was rare, and courage was never something one could just let go to waste.
"Wait, I know what you can do to help me." Elisa said. "Go find my friend, the gypsy Esmeralda. She's tall, dark hair, and is usually with a goat. Warn her that Lady Tremaine is plotting against the gypsies, and that Judge Claude Frollo might be involved. Then tell her to find Goliath. He can help her protect her people, just in case I can't stop Lady Tremaine in time."
Elisa gave Eilonwy a quick hug. "Now hurry, before someone sees you."
Eilonwy sat there listening to what she had to do. It seemed like a simple enough task. And a one that could be done very quickly. Esmeralda, Goliath, save.... easy peasy. She was quickly hugged. But before she left she still had a few words. "Can do Elisa. And be careful. Don't want any of my friends getting hurt." The princess ran off in order to find the gypsy.
(((occ- now what should I do?)))
Last Edit: Feb 22, 2009 21:44:22 GMT -5 by Eilonwy
Post by Elisa Maza on Feb 22, 2009 21:53:24 GMT -5
(( Well, if you like, you can start a new sub plot. PM Esme with the details, so she knows where to go ))
Elisa smiled at Eilonwy's words. She waved as the princess hurried away from the mansion, breathing a sigh of relief as her young friend disappeared from sight. Reaching down for the scattered flowers, she decided that she'd better scratch these and make a whole new arrangement.
Dinner would be starting soon, and no doubt Lady Tremaine would have other duties for her before her guests arrived.
"Allo there." A voice greeted. "Ye must be the new first maid."
Elisa looked up. An old man was walking up to her. His clothes were dusty, and dirt from the ground covered his hands.
"Yes, I am." Elisa said, back in character. "My name is Salli. Are you Hudson?"
"Ah, I see the Lady o' the House told ye abou' me." Hudson said, extending a hand. Elisa shifted her new arrangement of flowers to one arm so she could return the handshake.
"That's a lovely arrangement ye made." Hudson said. "Lady Tremaine will be pleased."
"Do you think so?" Elisa said. "I'd hate to make her angry on my first day."
"Believe me lass, ye'd hate to hafta make Lady Tremaine angry on any day." Hudson said.
"Does she lose her temper often?"
"On the contrary. But it's when she's especially calm when ye hafta be wary. She's dangerous."
"I see." Elisa said. "How long have you been working for her?"
"Since I was a young lad." Hudson answered. "Been under her employment longer than anyone, even her butler Edgar. I've got an easy job, I s'pose. Get to keep to myself and the garden. I rarely see her, 'cept for when she's out and about down here. And the daily prayers, o'course. Everyone is expected to be there."
"Yes, she told me."
"Ye best be gettin' back inside, lass." Hudson said. "Lady Tremaine is very particular 'bout table settin's, 'specially when company's expected."
"You're right." Elisa said. "Thank you, Hudson. It was nice meeting you."
"Nice meetin' ye too, Salli." Hudson said. "'Spect I'll be seein' quite a bit of ye."
"I'll look forward to it." Elisa said with a smile as she headed back for the mansion.
Last Edit: Feb 23, 2009 0:16:05 GMT -5 by Elisa Maza
The journey back to the Mansion seemed to take a lot longer then her desperate dash to the police station had, possibly because Ariel spent most of the return trip starting worriedly at the clock whilst whistling her song. However eventually the train screeched to a halt and Ariel finally emerged back into Disney World and quickly led her partner up to the Mansion she’d been lurking outside earlier. Cinderella’s castle seemed if possible even more sinister then the last time she’d been here, though this was probable due to her acquired knowledge of the sinister goings on in there.
“I understand,” replied Ariel as Elisa instructed her that her priority was to rescue the bear, inwardly not intending to leave her new friend behind. Not that she’d say that, knowing that it would probably prompt the police officer to leave her behind. The former mermaid shivered involuntarily at the sight of Lady Tremaine, for the woman was every bit as sinister as her imagination had made her. Staying silent, she listened nervously to the conversation between the women, curtsying politely when she was introduced as Jodi. She shot an exasperated look at Elisa when it came apparent that she hadn’t informed her team to refer her as well, but stayed silent as Lady Tremaine explained their new job.
“Good luck,” she hissed to the police woman as they split up, the nervous voice in her mind asking whether the pair would ever meet again. She moved off in the direction of the kitchens that Tremaine had indicated however as soon as she was sure she wasn’t being watched she doubled back, just in time to follow after the Lady. Ariel was confident that the way to find Pooh was to follow Tremaine, for Ariel deduced that she’d check on her prisoner sooner or later. Clearly someone had spread the word that there were new employees for she got nothing more then curious glances from the few she passed, fortunately none of them seemed to realise that she wasn’t where she was meant to be.
“Get the Bear and get out,” she repeated confidently, “piece of cake.” She only hoped Tremaine didn’t spot her following, for if that happened her plans would be scuppered. Although she supposed she could claim confusion and say she’d believed her new employer was showing her the way to the kitchen.
Post by ladytremaine on Feb 24, 2009 20:27:49 GMT -5
Lady Tremaine walked down the half dark corridor of the hallway. She thought she heard someone following after her, but when she stopped and listened, she couldn't hear a sound.
"Nonsense," she muttered to herself. "You are imagining things. Calm down."
Once she came to the end of the corridor, she felt that someone was following her, and she turned around, looking at Ariel. Her face was calm, but her voice was cold as ice.
"I believe my instructions were quite clear," she said, frost in every word. "The kitchen is the first door on left side of my office. Which happens to be in the other end of the house. We seem to have a bit of problems with remembering directions, don't we?"
Ariel froze in fear as Tremaine rounded on her; all lies and cover ups freezing in her throat before she could get them to her mouth. Fortunately, it was this that gave the former mermaid her next idea. Ariel often thought back to her brief three days of silence when she was attempting to win Eric’s heart, in particular how people had been more accommodating for her when silent. Perhaps the charm of being mute would work here as well.
Ariel pointed to her throat and shook her head, mouthing several words silently to show that she couldn’t speak. She then curtsied apologetically; casting her eyes down in what she hoped was a humble expression. The art of communicating silently was coming back to her naturally, so she was fairly sure that she would be understood.
Post by ladytremaine on Feb 25, 2009 13:39:51 GMT -5
Lady Tremaine gave the girl an ice cold glare, her face stern as she watched her. She noticed the girl trying to tell with signs that she was mute and couldn't speak, before she quickly curtsied and retired. Lady Tremaine looked after her and rolled her eyes.
"Good Lord, I've hired a retard!" she muttered under her breath.
As soon as she was certain nobody were spying at her, she opened the hidden entrance to the dungeon and went downstairs. The secret entrance closed behind her, hiding the door.
Lady Tremaine walked down to the dark room, noticing right away that they had gotten a new prisoner. Her cold green eyes glared at the little pig that was chained to the roof, just like the teddy bear, and with a fire burning under him.
"Well, what have we here," she said in a voice filled with frost. "Edgar, give the chef orders that we will have bacon for breakfast tomorrow."
She turned to Pooh, looking at him, and noticed that he was torn and that some of his stuff was burning on the fire. She spoke calmly to him in her ice cold voice.
"Listen here, my fluffy little friend. If you just tell us where to find the gypsy Esmeralda, I will let you go."
Post by Winnie the Pooh on Feb 25, 2009 14:01:23 GMT -5
Pooh’s eyes looked at Lady Tremaine with innocence and fear before looking back at Piglet, wishing he knew how to help him. His ears drooped and he glanced back at the mean old lady, shaking his head.
He didn’t know how to find Esmeralda and if he did he wasn’t sure he’d tell the mean old lady where she was... except, she had Piglet and Quasi and it looked like she was going to hurt them too if he didn’t say anything...
Feeling frustrated by the situation Pooh wished he’d never gone into the mansion because now it was his fault his friends were in trouble, all because he was looking for a warm place (well he certainly found one!) to stay for the night and a small smackeral. At the thought of food his stomach gave a tiny rumble and he lowered his head a little in shame.
His friends needed him and there was nothing he could do, no way to help them! Struggling against the rope that bound him and trying to say something behind the gag he worked himself close to exhaustion and he gave up a little looking up at Lady Tremaine and shaking his head sadly...
Ariel hurried around the nearest corner and pressed herself against the wall, breath caught in her throat as she concentrated on counting Lady Tremaine's footsteps. There! Ten steps followed by the sound of a door opening, though unfortunately closing again before Ariel could poke her head around and see. She stepped out into the corridor again, standing on the spot Tremaine had been standing on before counting out ten steps. The former mermaid found herself stood in front of an old bookcase, which despite it's age was still perfectly clean and decorated with all manner of books and ornaments.
"A hidden door?" mused Ariel, briefly examining it, "I can't see any way to open it." She moved several books aside, pressing her ear against the back of the paneling and listening intently. At first there was nothing, but finally she faintly heard Lady Tremaine talking, a long with the Butler she'd met before. If only she could hear what they were saying clearly... wait! Ariel was sure that she'd just heard Tremaine refer to a 'fluffy friend'. So she did have the bear down here!
"Yes!" exclaimed the girl in triumph, making another brief search for a way to open to door. However as she searched she heard the unmistakable sound of footsteps growing closer from within the hidden passage and barely had time to fling herself out of the way before the door opened and the Butler stepped out, fortunately heading back the way Ariel had come towards the kitchen. She stepped forward and stuck her foot into the gap, involuntarily crying out in pain as the case slammed against it with some force.
"I'm coming," she whispered, slipping through the rapidly narrowing gap in the door and into the dungeon beyond. If her conclusion was right then Tremaine was alone down there now, well except for her prisoner. However even as she began her descent it was starting to seem like a bad idea without Elisa, however she steeled up her nerves and crept up to the end of the corridor, staying in the shadows as she looked out on Tremaine's monstrous activities and gasped. She didn't have one prisoner, she had three.
Post by Pocahontas on Feb 25, 2009 17:36:10 GMT -5
[[Invited by Lady T]]
Pocahontas was quietly passing through Fantasyland that night and had never planned to get into such trouble. She glanced calmly up at the large castle, wondering if anyone was home. Being away from home for so long had made her very lonely and she was always eager to make new friends.
She walked up the steps and moved to open the door when she froze. She could feel a soft breeze moving across her skin, a chilled wind that sent her instincts ablaze. It wasn't wise to walk into a large place uninvited. She knew that there were still many villians in the park and this would be an ideal place for them to hide.
But something was drawing her into the house, some notion that she had to continue. If she didn't, who knows what would happen. Gathering her courage, she opened the door as softly as she could and entered the hallway.
So far so good, she told herself as she continued on, ears pricked for any sound. Her bare feet were silent on the stone floor.
She wondered how long it would take before she found someone, and if it was a someone she wanted to find.
Post by ladytremaine on Feb 26, 2009 13:01:03 GMT -5
((Welcome Poca! *hugs* I thought Elisa and Ariel might need some help. Lady T has soldiers to her defense and will not give up without fight ;D ))
In the dungeon Lady Tremaine turned to Pooh again, frost in each word she was saying.
"You still don't want to talk to me, Mister Fluffy? Well, I will make you talk.... eventually."
She turned to Edgar.
"Make him speak, and if he doesn't, lower his rope each hour, so he comes closer to the fire. We will continue this until he talks and tells us where the gypsies are, or until he catches on fire."
Lucifer snickered evilly on the floor, starting to circling around Pooh. Now and then he jumped up, hitting the teddy bear with his paws, trying to scratch him. It almost looked like the cat was using the teddy bear as a giant Pinata.