Pocahontas followed Elisa outside and listened to her plan, her instincts mentally dragging her back with every step. She watched the cop write a note, which she gave to a large creature called Bronx. It wasn't quite a bear and it wasn't quite a reptile. Pocahontas reached out a hand and patted the gargoyle on the head, showing it she was friendly.
Pocahontas was shocked when Elisa said that they could leave. "I'm staying behind," she told them. "One of the prisoners is a very dear friend of mine and I will not see him come to harm. I'm going in with Bronx and helping in any way I can."
[[Quasi is still involved with the plot, right?]]]
Without further words, Pocahontas turned and dashed after Bronx in case one of them wanted to stop her. As soon as Bronx was inside the dungeon, Pocahontas allowed him to lead the way, watching all the time for signs of Tremaine and the guards. The prisoners were still chained to the wall, a pittiful sight and one that further angered the native woman.
She watched as Bronx freed the bear and watched him get out safely. She turned to poor Quasi and hugged him reassuringly. "Don't worry my friend," she told him gently. "All will be well. Bronx, can you free them as well?"
Just then the fire crackled and Pocahontas jumped. She really wanted to leave this place as soon as possible. Suddenly she heard voices on the landing above and turned to the stairs. Was it just her imagination or did she hear footsteps on the stairs?
Elisa sighed as Pocahontas raced off to follow Bronx.
"Please be safe." She whispered.
Elisa turned to Ariel.
"Look, about before... I'm sorry I yelled. But if you're gonna stay, you've gotta listen to me. Going undercover is dangerous if you're too rash. So from now on, you need to just do the tasks Lady Tremaine assigns you. Anything you want to try, tell me first so that I can help you. Believe me, she's not gonna get away with this, so just trust me, alright?
"We better hurry. Lady Tremaine will probably have more assignments for us to do before this dinner starts."
Bronx licked Pocahontas' hand as she followed him back inside the cellar. Pocahontas was attending to the human, so he hurried over to the tiny pig. He licked him happily, before laying down so that he could climb on his back.
Before bounding back towards the window, Bronx looked back towards Pocahontas. He hoped she would be okay until he came back to help get her friend out. Quickly, he raced back to the forest, and let the pig slide down his back. He nudged him in the same direction Pooh wandered, hoping the two would find each other.
(( Pooh is with Esme, Eil, and Goliath over at We Need Your Help ))
“Isn’t it better to stop her before she does something then wait and give her chance to?” complained Ariel as she followed Elisa outside. She was surprised to see that it had gone dark; clearly a lot more time had passed within the mansion then she’d been aware of. How strange. However before she could raise further complaints the same dog-like gargoyle she’d met before bounded out of the forest.
“Hey Bronx!” she replied cheerily as the canine creature licked her hand in recognition, however this soon turned to concern as she realised what Elisa planned for the gargoyle.
“But what if something happens to them?” she asked cautiously, thinking of all the times Eric’s faithful dog Max had gotten into trouble, “Lady Tremaine may end up holding him hostage too.” However before long the creature returned, rescued prisoners in tow. Ariel thanked him vehemently, before turning to the recued Prisoners and introducing herself before they scurried off into the forest.
“I’m not leaving you here alone,” replied Ariel firmly as Elisa asked if she wanted to continue, “but I can’t do everything you say. I’m my own person and just because I’m not the one being paid to save the day it doesn’t mean my way isn’t as good.” She sniffed, before following the police woman back up towards the house.
"I hardly save the day all the time, Ariel." Elisa said as they walked back to the house. "Sometimes I fail, and sometimes I get hurt, and usually it's because I didn't do what I was supposed to do. I'm glad you are your own person, but if you want to try something against Tremaine, you need to let me know first, so that I can keep her away from you.
"Bronx is going to get them out, I know he is." Elisa continued. "By the time this dinner party is over, every single one of them will be free, and Lady Tremaine will have no way of knowing it was us."
Post by ladytremaine on Mar 6, 2009 17:00:45 GMT -5
The house was filled with noble guests, and right now they were all seated by the table. Lady Tremaine sat at the end of the table, as the Lady of the house, and welcomed her house guests with a tiny smile. Nobody could see that she or her butler only moments earlier had tortured a tiny stuffed teddy bear to find out where some gypsies were hiding.
In the office drawers in Lady Tremaine's office, was a letter, written in riddles. Seemingly a childish game. But the answer to the riddle held a gruesome discovery: It was the name of the theme park where Lady Tremaine would order Frollo's soldiers to chase and arrest the gypsies - before bringing them to her dungeon for torture. That way she could get rid of Esmeralda once and for all.
The riddle of the first letter - four more letters would be written later - was this:
While Lady Tremaine and Edgar were busy with the guests downstairs, Elisa seized the opportunity to sneak around, and began with Tremaine's office. Elisa looked through the desk drawers, finding little of value. That is, until a strange letter caught her eye.
"A country vast of things that don't exist?" Elisa wondered out loud. "What could that possibly mean?"
Elisa took another sheet of paper and copied the riddle down. She rushed outside, hoping to intercept Bronx.
Rounding the corner, she gasped as she nearly ran into Hudson.
"Easy there, Lass." He said. "What's the rush?"
Elisa froze. Something in the way the old man was speaking was different from this afternoon. His eyes fell on the piece of paper she clutched in her hand.
"Whatcha got there?"
"Nothing." Elisa lied.
"Really? Ye look nervous over somethin' ye says is nothin'. Perhaps it be a letter ta yer superiors abou' Lady Tremaine's wrong doin's?"
Elisa watched in disbelief as Hudson took the paper from her numb hands.
"Isn't it time ye gave me yer real name, lass?"
"What are you..." Elisa said. "I don't know what you're..."
"Easy, lass." Hudson said again. "Ye don't hafta lie ta me. I ain't aimin' ta tell no one."
Elisa was still in shock. How could he possibly know? "It's Elisa. How did you..."
"Couldn't help but over hear the little argument ye had with yer red headed friend." Hudson said. "I may be gettin on in years, but it wasn't too hard ta put two and two together."
Hudson read the short note. "Well, this is a bit of a puzzler. I wonder if she's talkin' abou' where she plans ta send Frollo's men after the gypsies."
"What?" Elisa nearly shouted in disbelief. "That's what she's planning?"
"Common knowledge 'round here, lass." Hudson said. "Lady Tremaine hates the gypsies, and particularly one named Esmeralda."
"She's one of my best friends..." Elisa said. She knew her friend was in danger, which was the main reason she took this assignment. But knowing that Lady Tremaine was ready to send an army after her threw this into a whole new level.
"I see." Hudson said. "Lady Tremaine blames her for her brother losing his mind over her."
"I don't believe this." Elisa said. "I've gotta warn her."
"Aye." Hudson agreed as he gave Elisa back her note. "But how do ye plan on doin that?"
"Bronx." Elisa said. She quickly added her new found knowledge of Lady Tremaine's scheme to the note. "He can get this note to her."
"Bronx?" Hudson asked. "Who's Bronx?"
Last Edit: Mar 13, 2009 19:16:01 GMT -5 by Elisa Maza
Post by Anastasia & Drizella on Mar 7, 2009 19:32:00 GMT -5
(Esme gave me permission to join ^^ Hope no-one minds)
Higher up in the Mansion that had until recently been an ornately decorated castle, one of the rooms was whipped up in a frenzy of activity. Two rather ungainly females were rushing around their bedroom, rapidly preparing for the dinner party that was taking place that night.
“I’m going to turn the head of every man there tonight,” bragged Anastasia, the older of the two sisters. She spoke with a slightly wistful air, having been dreaming of falling in love herself. Unfortunately her sister wasn’t one to ever let her sibling stay in a good mood.
“More like their stomachs,” retorted Drizella, sticking her tongue out for a moment before turning her attention back to applying her make up in the mirror once again. “They’ll all be too busy looking at me anyway.” She giggled unpleasantly, however was in turn interrupted by Anastasia pushing her sister out of the way to look in the mirror herself.
“Only to ask why there’s an animal at the table,” she muttered with a slight sigh, not relishing the constant insult contests like her sister. This banter continued in much the same manner until both siblings were all prepared, at which point they stood straight, hitched up their skirts and began the long walk back down the house to the banquet hall. However their procession was interrupted as they passed their mother’s office, noticing the door was ajar.
“Mother never leaves this door open,” mused Drizella, pushing the door open further and stepping inside. There was something else odd about the room too; several of the draws were half open and it looked like someone had been rooting around in there.
“Maybe we should just go,” suggested Anastasia nervously, “Mother forbids everyone from going in her office, even us.” The redhead was still hovering nervously by the door, gesturing with one hand for her sister to join her out there.
“You’re such a coward,” muttered the younger sister as she swept past Anastasia into the corridor once again. Hitching her skirt up again, she led her sister off around the next corner, only to almost run into two unexpected persons. One was the new servant she’d seen earlier out in the gardens from her window; however the other was a stranger. This wasn’t too odd though, for both siblings had been informed that Lady Tremaine might be bringing in temporary help for the evening’s party.
“Servants should be neither seen nor heard,” stated Drizella imperiously as she glared scathingly at Elisa and Hudson, “so please get out of my sight or I’ll have mother doc your pay.”
“You do have a lot to do,” added Anastasia in a slightly kinder tone of voice, which earned her an equally scathing look off her little sister.
Drizella's inner fairy: Vidia Anastasia's inner mouse: Miss Bianca
Just as Elisa and Hudson were ready to make their way to the gardens, two women appeared in their path. The younger of the two raked them with a disgusted glare and said servants shouldn't be seen or heard.
"Charming." Elisa thought. The older woman seemed a bit nicer, much to the other's chagrin.
"Aye, o' course, miladies." Hudson said. "Come, Salli."
Hudson led Elisa away.
"Who were they?" Elisa asked.
"They're Lady Tremaine's two daughters." Hudson replied. "Spoiled as peacocks, the both of them. The red head is Anastasia, and her younger sister is Drizella. Ye best not cross either of them. I remember the time Cinderella still worked here. A mouse got in Anastasia's breakfast tray, and the poor girl was accused of putting it there on purpose to scare her. Lady Tremaine worked her all day for it too."
"Sheesh." Elisa said as they entered the gardens. "What a family."
With two of the prisoners freed, Bronx hurried back to the cellar, ready to rescue Quasimodo. He rushed towards the man, who was still weakened from the torture. Bronx managed to lift him onto his back, then whined at Pocahontas to follow her.
The trio escaped the cellar unnoticed. Elisa was waiting for him with another human.
"This is Bronx." Elisa said to the old man. "Bronx, this is my friend Hudson."
Bronx found he liked this Hudson, almost as much as the Hudson he knew.
"Bronx, get this man to Esme and Goliath." Elisa said. "And I need you to give them this note."
The first clue is A country vast of things that don't exist. Esme, Tremaine has control of Frollo's soldiers. Get your people to safety as soon as you can, and keep yourself hidden.
With Quasimodo on his back, Bronx raced towards the park, hoping he'd find Esmeralda and Goliath quickly.
Last Edit: Mar 13, 2009 19:26:11 GMT -5 by Elisa Maza
Post by ladytremaine on Mar 12, 2009 9:59:07 GMT -5
In the dining room, the dinner was over, and the servants had cleared the table. Lady Tremaine, dressed elegantly as always was politely conversating the noble guests that had come to visit her. Edgar stood in the background, should the Lady of the house require anything. None of them noticed their captives running away, or what their servants were doing.
The music started to play, and some of the guests started dancing. Lady Tremaine looked around, frowning when she didn't see her two daughters here.
"Now what?" she mumbled to Edgar. "The house is full of suitable young men, and they do not show any interest? Edgar, try to take a look around and see if you can notice them, will you?"
Edgar nodded and shuffled out of the room, looking for the two young mistresses. Lady Tremaine continued watching the dancing guests, her brow furrowed.
They better have a good excuse for missing out the first dance. If they spoil this chance to get married, I will force them to marry the stable boys. Then perhaps they will learn humility enough to not miss out the great opportunities the life as a noble can offer them.
(sorry for the delay.. I`ve been away a little while, without Internet*siighh* but i`m here now ;D)
Quasi looked up as the door opened, trying to focus on the dark shapes in the stinging bright light. His eyes grew wider, as what he figured to be Lady Tremaine`s voice spoke. What.. Frollo`s SISTER? his mind screamed in absolute chock. However, it did make sense, he slowly realized the similarities between them. Hadn`t they both been sly enough to fool him completely? His eyes started to focus, only to meet that frosty stare of hers, as she continued speaking.
He glared back at her, daggers in his eyes, not speaking as much as a single word. Not in his wildest dreams would he even think about betraying Esmeralda, who meant the world to him.
He sighed relieved as she turned on her heels and disappeared through the door, followed by her sneaky butler.
But how long was Adam in paradise?
He watched with disgust as she returned with Pooh and a little toy pig, which she both tied up over the now burning fire place, the whole scene were not unlike the time Frollo had tried to burn Esmeralda on the fire.
As he noticed the flames came dangerously close to the two toy animals, he finally spoke up, still with a death glare Archimedes would`ve impressed by.
You heard the pig, they don`t know anything. It`s me you want, so come and try me. He spoke challenging, not having the slightest idea where he got the courage from. Well, the only thing he had to fear from her was pain, right? What else had he had in life but pain? If it were to be either him or Esmeralda, it better be him.
As "Lady" Tremaine again left them to their own dark fate, he sighed, fearing the worst. He couldn`t help but think it were because of him, they all got hurt. Both the gypsies, and his two companions.
As on clue, the miracle he no longer dared to hope for showed up, disguised as a gargoyle dog and two human girls.
How did you find.. he stuttered bewildered by the evenings quick change of events, and distracted by Pocahontas heartwarming hug.
Don`t think of me, just get the others out of here, and yourself, he smiled weakly. ( so playing the hero aren`t we. ) However, no protests where of use, or even heard, as Bronx tipped him over on his back, making him too busy with hanging on for his bare life.
Post by Elisa Maza on Mar 16, 2009 23:53:22 GMT -5
~~Looks good to me, Quasi. It's good to have you back. Right now all of Lady T's former prisoners are regaining their strength at the Court of Miracles, but there's going to be plenty of fights with the soldiers coming up. It'd be great to have more help. ~~
Esmeralda approached the castle, after what seemed like hours of walking. When she was finally stood in front of it, breathing in all its glory, her jaw involuntarily dropped and she absorbed the beauty of the blue castle. "Its so.....magnificent!" she finally allowed herself to say. She walked further, until she was close enough to the castle to touch it. She stretched out a hand, and felt the exterior. More in awe than ever, Esmeralda stepped through the open and inviting doorway, and entered the castle.