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[center [font "tempus sans itc" Do you know the feeling of watching someone dying in front of you? Do you like seeing the light fading from their eyes? Do you like the feel of blood on your hands? For Maxim that's all he's ever known. When he was twenty years old, was the first time he really killed someone. He had been engaged to a woman he was madly in love with. What really set him off, was finding her in bed with his so called best friend. That's when something snapped inside of him. Something made him go and get the knife from the kitchen, and stab them both in the chest over and over again. The feeling of their blood on his skin, made him realize what he's been missing his whole life. That's when he started killing people, and not just anyone either.]]

[center [font "tempus sans itc" He loved the chase. He would move from town to town, and he would meet with women around that town. He would gain their trust, and make them think that he was the [i perfect] man for them. He would treat them like a queen, and then one night he would just kill them. It didn't matter how it happened. He wanted to see the light fade from their eyes, he wanted them to feel the same kind of pain he felt the night he found the love of his life, in bed with his best friend. He wanted the world to see the pain, and a part of him wanted someone to out kill him. Maybe if that ever happened, he would finally know his real calling in life. It sure as hell wasn't settling down, and starting a family of his own.]]

[center [font "tempus sans itc" [b Your Name Here] has the same killing pattern as a serial killer. She wanted people to know who she was. After her kills though, she would leave a little mark on the bodies, or on the walls, or somewhere that people could see it. She didn't care about anything besides finding her next kill. When she heard about a new killer in town, she felt like she was being run out of her own place. She wasn't about to take that though. She wanted to know who this killer was, and she wanted to see what they had to offer. Maybe just maybe, something will happen, and she'll change her mind about her so called killing business. As she started doing research, the news wasn't much help. All she knew was, the killer was a male in his late twenties.]]

[center [font "tempus sans itc" Meanwhile Maxim moved to this small town where [b Your Name Here] already was. He didn't know about her, and he didn't know that she knew about him either. The moment their eyes locked from across the street, they both had their new targets in mind. Maxim was going to lay on the charm, and win the woman over. [b Your Name Here] was going to try and gain Maxim's trust, and pretend that she was looking to fall in love, and start a family. That was before something seemed to spark between the both of them. Something they weren't expecting in the least. Both [b Your Name Here] and Maxim felt it the moment they saw each other, and they weren't about to let it slip away quite yet.]]

[center [font "tempus sans itc" As they started spending more and more time together, was when they realized that maybe there was something more than killing. Maybe there was something more that they could both learn about. Maybe this thing they were feeling was love. That's something they both didn't want happening. Neither one of them wanted to fall in love, but the more they were together, the more they realized they couldn't live without the other. What'll happen when Maxim finally decides to kill [b Your Name Here]? Will [b Your Name Here] finally realize that the killer she heard about was really Maxim? What'll happen when they both realize they loved each other more than anything in the world? You'll never know unless you join, [b [i Killing Secrets]].]]

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[center [b [font "tempus sans itc" [u The cast of Killing Secrets.]]]]

[center [b [font "tempus sans itc" [u Maxim Brooks: Taken]]]][center [pic https://i.imgur.com/m7NzTMv.jpg]]

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[center [b [font "tempus sans itc" [u What I need from you.]]]]

[center [font "tempus sans itc" I'm going to make this super easy on you. I would like you to send me a Private Message titled [b I'm Out For Blood], and inside of that message I would like this little skeleton I have down below.]]

[center [font "tempus sans itc" [i Character Picture {don't link it} || Name || Age {25-28} || Job title || Do you want an ending]]]

[center [font "tempus sans itc" See, that's not too hard now is it? At the bottom of your private message I would like your favorite holiday, and time of year. So that way I know you read all of this through, along with the rules down below. If I have to ask you twice, then I will have to deny you the spot. I'm sorry, but I'm going to be kind of picky about this.]]

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[center [b [font "tempus sans itc" [u The rules of Killing Secrets.]]]]

[center [font "tempus sans itc" [b [u First-]] The pictures are going to be real. None of the over used shit either. If it's too big, I will ask you to resize it to a smaller size. If you can't find one to your liking, simply message me and ask me for help. I would be more than happy to help you look, or edit your picture for you. Just don't get mad at me, if I ask you to change/edit it.]]

[center [font "tempus sans itc" [b [u Second-]] Romance will be a big part of this story, but not at first. Just like in real life you have to work up to it. It's not a love at first sight type of thing. Cybering is a no on this site, if you want to keep the story line going, then we can move this to e-mail, or just skip it all together. That won't happen for awhile though, so we won't need to talk about that right away.]]

[center [font "tempus sans itc" [b [u Third-]] Joining and then ditching is a no. If you don't like where this role play is going, simply message me and we can plot something out. Or if you are simply bored of it, and don't want to do it anymore, simply message me and tell me. I won't be mad if you get tired of it. Just if you join and then never post, is when I will be slightly annoyed with you. So please, at least talk to me about leaving the thread.]]

[center [font "tempus sans itc" [b [u Forth-]] Plot twists is a must. I love plotting things out, and see where we want it to go. It's not that hard to become my friend either. So if you have something in mind, and wanna run it by me, all you gotta do is message me and be like [b [i 'Hey! I have an idea, and I just wanted to see what you thought about it!']]. Because honestly I will do the same thing to you, so don't be surprised if you get messages from me about ideas.]]

[center [font "tempus sans itc" [b [u Fifth-]] Stealing this idea is a no. It's something that's important to me. If I see anything like it, or someone stealing the main idea I will make it known you stole it from me. I have worked hard on this idea, and if you like it that much, [i [b ask me]] if you can borrow it. Just make sure to give me the credit for it. I will most likely say yes to letting you borrow it, as long as you ask me first.]]

[center [font "tempus sans itc" [b [u Sixth-]] Posting. I know we all have lives outside of this site. I work full time, and sometimes on my day's off I'm not always on until later that night. So if you need a couple of days to post, I'm okay with that. If you are gonna be gone for a week or two, please let me know because if you don't, then I'll think you ditched out on me. I will do the same thing for you as well. If I can't post, or having a hard time I will make sure to let you know.]]

[center [font "tempus sans itc" [b [u Seventh-]] We can talk about this having and ending, or we can keep it long going. I really don't mind what we do. We can always add in more characters down the line as well. I'm more than happy to double up as a male. Right now though, I think it'll be better if we just stick with Blythe and the main Male. See where we go, and if we need to add in more characters we can. I can play up to four at one time, but that's my limit. I can't play more than that.]]

[center [font "tempus sans itc" [b [u Eighth-]] Please for the love of God don't message me over and over asking when I'm gonna post. That's something I really hate, and it get's on my nerves when that happens. I like to take time on my posts, and I like to make sure it's the way I want it. If you see me online, I'm most likely working on my post, and making sure it's done right. If I take two weeks to post, that's when you can message me and ask what's going on. Other than that, do not bug me to post, and I will not bug you to post either.]]

[center [font "tempus sans itc" [b [u Ninth-]] I love details inside of my role play's. I can post well over 1,000 words. Yes I said 1,000 words. That's only if I have the right partner, and if I have a lot in my head for a post. For this story though I'm only looking for about 500-600 words a post. If I need to put a posting limit I will. Anything less than that, and I will lose interest, or it'll take me longer to post because I don't have anything to work off of. So please don't make me put a posting limit.]]

[center [font "tempus sans itc" [b [u Tenth-]] Now that I'm done sounding like a total bitch, I want this to be enjoyable for the both of us. That's what writing is about anyway. Having fun, and making something beautiful together. So please enjoy writing with me, and let's make something amazing, and see where this will lead.]]


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[font "tempus sans itc" Maxim was kicking himself for running off like he had. He honestly didn't like that about himself. There was something about that beautiful creature that drew him in. He didn't know what it was, or why. All he knew was he wanted nothing more than to get to know her. Marley on the other hand was no where to be seen. He knew she would be found sooner or later, and when that happened he hoped she wouldn't run away again. She was so skittish, that it made him really worry for anyone who wanted to get close to her. That's when he felt his phone buzzing, and he pulled it out reading the message.]

[font "tempus sans itc" So she had to work tonight. A small smirk passed over his lips as he hit the reply button. [#A2C4CF [i I'll pass. Marley can handle herself, and I don't wanna feel like the third wheel anyway. As for you working tonight, you might not be alone. I'm debating on coming in for a couple of hours, just to get some extra cash.]] He read over it and then hit send. He didn't know how else to reply to that. He wouldn't mind the extra cash, and he did need to save up for some shit too. If he wants to keep himself from being found out.]

[font "tempus sans itc" He slid his phone into his pocket, and walked down the street. He could head home and get some sleep, if he wants to work the late shift tonight. Which he chose to do. He then sent a quick message to Marley along the way, letting her know that he would be working for a couple of hours, and to be safe. He then went back t the cafe, grabbed his car and headed home. Once he was home, he took a quick shower, and made sure his alarm was set, and then crawled into bed. The day was an interesting one, and Pho. That darling girl caught his eye quickly.]

[font "tempus sans itc" There was something there that drew him in. He didn't know what it was, but she was different. She was stubborn, and she liked that about her. He was bound to find out what it was, and he wasn't going to stop anytime soon. He crawled into bed, pulled the blanket up to his chest, and fell asleep.]

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[font "tempus sans itc" Marley didn't really know where she was going. She felt at a loss for the whole thing. She knew she shouldn't have butted into Maxim's love life, but she could tell the male was interested in the black haired female. She just wanted nothing more than to make her friend happy. She had to admit though, the male that had been with her caught her eye. He was cute, and something about him seemed to catch her eye. She didn't like being around many people, but she could get used to being around another male, besides Maxim. She sighed lightly wishing she had left her number at least.]

[font "tempus sans itc" Or maybe he would forget about her, and she would be able to just move on. Her mind on the other hand wouldn't. She didn't know why, but she kept thinking of that male. Nic, was his name. At least she thought that's what she had heard. She wrapped her arms around herself, and lowered her eyes as she walked. There had been something there. She felt it. Her mind was wandering, and she wasn't really paying attention to where she was going. That's when she ran into a solid figure, and she was startled out of her thoughts.]

[font "tempus sans itc" She took a couple of steps back, and looked up. It was the handsome male from the cafe. Her cheeks turned pink, and she hurried and looked away. [#F29F8C "Sorry about that.. I was so lost in my thoughts I wasn't watching where I was going"] she stuttered. She meant it too. She shifted her weight from one foot to the next, as she waited for the male to say something. She just wanted to sink into the ground, and vanish at the same time.]
  ѕecreтѕ / MoonBird- / 8d 12h 2m 59s
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[tab ] Persephone wasn't altogether too certain how to process the surprisingly short, rather abrupt, and entirely unprecedented conversation between the four of them that had just taken place. What kind of a person asked someone on a date then left without giving any time to answer? She looked to her companion, and Nic was just raising his eyebrows at her in return and trying not to be blatantly obvious about how interested he was in studying Marley as she apologized for Maxim's behavior and wrote down his number-- that he knew damn well Pho didn't already have-- before quickly exiting the situation herself.

[tab ] Immediately, Nic turned to her expectantly. [b [+firebrick "Okay, weird, but also both very cute."]] He said immediately trying to see if he could catch sight of the direction the two had gone off in.

[tab ] [b [+darkgoldenrod "Honestly, he's so pretentious I could kill him."]] Pho grumbled a bit in response, taking the opportunity to sit down. Her hand grazed over the napkin with Marley's neat handwriting on it. She glanced up to the male and shook her head slightly, seeing him try to not-so-subtly inch towards the door and see into the street. [b [+darkgoldenrod "For fuck's sake Nicholai, if you're that interested you could always go after her. Some of us like that."]] She remarked, rolling her eyes.

[tab ] [b [+firebrick "Yeah, but I could always just get you to text Maxim and ask for it for me. If they are friends."]] Nicholai added. [b [+firebrick "Though the former is quite tempting. And besides, didn't you sort of want to get to know that guy anyway?"]] Pho threw her hands up in the air slightly, looking quite irked at the whole situation, and heard their orders being called. This was what she got for confiding in her friend then. Her own intentions twisted against her. She still needed to look into Maxim more before any sort of decision could be made.

[right [pic http://i.imgur.com/LbmSAkX.png]] [tab ] [b [+darkgoldenrod "Fine, look. Consider this-- you make an attempt to go find Marley, I'll text Maxim and tell him to screw off, and if you can't find her I'll get him to give me her number."]] She offered, getting up and walking over to get both of their coffees. [b [+darkgoldenrod "At least I have an actual excuse other than just 'you're acting like a prick' to tell him no."]]

[tab ] [b [+firebrick "Perfect--"]] Nic grabbed his coffee and smirked-- [b [+firebrick "I'll be back in a bit then."]] He said heading promptly out the door, causing Pho to roll her eyes once again, sighing and typing the string of numbers into her cellphone.

[tab ] [i [+darkgoldenrod 'I have to work tonight. Not that after that particular ask and dash I'm particularly inclined to-- though Nicholai is of a different heart. Maybe you three could go by yourselves?']] She typed with a precise ease, taking a sip of her coffee and trying to not let her normal pretenses get to her.
  |Persephone Kaylx| / DanceMyDear / 42d 5h 49m 33s
[font "tempus sans itc" Maxim shook his head lightly. Neither one of them were intruding. He was after all the one who had called them over. It wasn't that hard to tell him no either. He nodded when the other male walked over. [#A2C4CF "Not at all. I was just saying how interesting it was to run into Pho at the cafe. Oh, this is Marley, a really close friend of mine. She just came into town"] he was with a small smile. The red head nodded a bit, [#F29F8C "It's a pleasure meeting you both"] she cooed lightly.]

[font "tempus sans itc" Maxim looked towards the two others and nodded a bit. [#A2C4CF "Ya know Pho, it's not like we don't live in the same town or anything. We were bound to run into one another while out and about. I was wondering though, if you'd like to go out with me later tonight? Maybe make it a double date?"] he asked, as his eyes moved to Marley. She shrugged a bit before speaking. [#F29F8C "I mean, I don't have any plans, but I don't want these two to think they have to keep me entertained"] she said lightly.]

[font "tempus sans itc" She really hated being put on the spot like that. She was about to say something else when Maxim spoke up. [#A2C4CF "It was just an offer Marley."] he said, as he looked back at the two. [#A2C4CF "I do have to get to my other job though"] he said as he picked up his cup, and kissed Marley on the cheek, and looked back at the other two. [#A2C4CF "Let me know about the date Pho. You should have my number, if not ask Marley for it"] he said as he ducked out of the building, leaving Marley alone.]

[font "tempus sans itc" That was really rude of the male. Something was up, and she made a mental note to check up with him about it. She then grabbed a napkin and wrote the male's number down and handed it back to the woman before her. [#F29F8C "I really doubt he gave you his number. I'm sorry he wasted both of your time, I can see you both wanna be alone. So I'll leave you to it"] she said lightly. Her eyes slowly moved towards Nic, and her heart seemed to skip a beat.]

[font "tempus sans itc" That was something new to her. She hadn't felt that in a long time. Taking in the male was like a breath of fresh air. At least in her mind it was. She felt some kind of connection with him. She knew it wasn't going to last though. Who would be interested in someone like her anyway? She wasn't your normal person. She bit the inside of her cheek, and realized she was staring at him, and that seemed to make things awkward. She cleared her throat and looked down at the table top. She was killing Maxim in her mind.]

[font "tempus sans itc" [#F29F8C "It was a pleasure meeting the both of you, I'll see you around"] she said as she picked up her own cup, and carried it out with her. She was escaping a really awkward situation. She then pulled her phone out, and was going to text Max, but decided against it. She would deal with him later. Right now, she wanted to find somewhere to hide. She never felt more awkward in her life. She lifted her cup to her lips, as she walked down the street. Not really knowing where she was going.]

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  ѕecreтѕ / MoonBird- / 86d 19h 38m 23s
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[tab ] It was a glorious morning. She had slept well, woken naturally, and stretched out luxuriously in the knowledge that she had satiated her murderous intentions at least for a short while.

[tab ] Persephone had the most of the time to herself, she was able to sleep in for a bit that morning before getting up and cleaning her tools-- then she was going to meet Nicholai for coffee at around eleven am or so- a normal ritual for them-- and then that afternoon she would get in a quick practice session with the band she was siding with that evening-- some sort of grunge/rock tribute band that mingled in a few originals between official sets.

[tab ] Getting up, she switched on the television for the morning news and went to get dressed-- and grab her bag of tricks from its hiding place. Nothing too complicated for the morning. With any luck, someone had already discovered her work.
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[tab ] [b [i "Fancy meeting you here-"]] Pho turned, expecting to see Nicholai but quickly realizing that-- no, this voice was different- and it was her newest co-worker, Maxim, sitting with a young woman and waving her over to sit with them.

[tab ] [+darkgoldenrod [b "I'm going to order first-- I'm waiting to meet someone."]] She called back, giving a slight wave trying to regain her bearings. She wasn't expecting to see him here, not so close to her own neighborhood. But, then again, she supposed that in such a small town and being a fairly decent coffee-shop, it wasn't completely unusual to see someone from town in here. Even so, it all just felt... too close for comfort. She checked her watch as she ordered the usual for herself and Nicholai, seeing it was about 10:57 am-- and knowing Nic, the ass he was, he would waltz in at precisely eleven on the dot, but even so, she walked over to the two at the table, remaining standing at least for the moment.

[right [pic http://i.imgur.com/LbmSAkX.png]] [tab ] [+darkgoldenrod [b "Didn't expect to see you until sometime at work next week."]] She said tucking her wallet back inside of her purse before turning her focus to the woman sitting with Maxim. [+darkgoldenrod [b "I don't believe we know each other. Hello, I'm Persephone. I work part-time at the bar that Maxim was just hired with."]] she introduced cheerfully, offering a hand to the young woman and taking in her overall demeanor. The woman was quite pretty, and she hoped that she wasn't unintentionally intruding on a date or something. Would they have even called her over if it were a date? She probably wouldn't given the same situation.

[tab ] She was about to say something further when, sure enough, at precisely as the clock ticked to eleven the door to the cafe opened and in came Nicholai, who glanced around for a brief moment before seeing her and heading over. [b [+firebrick "Did you already order?"]] He asked and she nodded in response, before he turned to the others sitting down. [b [+firebrick "Not interrupting anything I hope? I'm Nic Jacoby-- pleasure to meet y'all."]]
  |Persephone Kaylx| / DanceMyDear / 88d 8h 8m 45s
[font "tempus sans itc" The male finally got a good night's sleep, and when his alarm went off that morning he let out a small groan. He wasn't in the mood to even go anywhere. Even though he slept like a baby, he felt like he didn't get that much sleep. He groaned lightly as he rolled out of bed, and headed towards the bathroom. He looked himself in the mirror and he let out a small sigh. He looked like total shit, and he knew the shower wouldn't help much. He took his eyes away from himself, and turned on the water.]

[font "tempus sans itc" He let the water heat up for awhile, and then he undressed from the clothes the night before, and threw them onto the floor. He then stepped into the shower and stood there a moment, his head down letting the water run over his body. Then the events from the night before came back to mind. The moment he met their newest employee, and a small smirk passed over his lips. Maybe he would see her again, or maybe not. He might just end up skipping town. He knew that wasn't gonna happen though.]

[font "tempus sans itc" He hurried and finished his shower, and then shut the water off. He climbed out, grabbed the towel and wrapped it around his waist. He walked out of the bathroom, and went back to the bedroom. He walked over and picked up his cell phone. He then scrolled to Marley's name and hit [i Send Message]. His fingers then started flying over the keyboard. [#A2C4CF [i Hey, I need to meet up with you this morning. If you can't this morning, then let me know when because I really need to talk to you about something important. Let me know.]]]

[font "tempus sans itc" The moment the message was sent, he set his phone down and walked to the closet. He knew Marley wouldn't let him down. That's when he heard a chime, and he grabbed his shirt off the hanger and went back to his phone picking it back up. [#F29F8C [i Hey boo, I was wondering when I'd be hearing from you. I'm in classes right now, but I can meet you at the coffee shop right by campus. Whatever you need to talk about better be important. I can't be fucked around with anymore.]]]

[font "tempus sans itc" The male smirked and replied back. [#A2C4CF [i I promise you, it's really important. I think I found my soulmate finally.]] That's all it would take to get Marley to meet up with him. He sighed lightly as he walked over to the closet again, and found a different shirt. Marley and him went back a couple of years. He had been interested in her, but she never showed the same interest, and it kind of hurt. But in the end they became close friends. His phone went off in his hand, and he looked down at the message.]

[font "tempus sans itc" [#F29F8C [i You know what. Meet me now. I'll skip out on classes. Xoxo Marley.]] That snagged her right away. The male smirked lightly as he hurried and finished getting ready. He dried himself off, and then he got dressed. He went back into the bathroom, brushed his teeth, added some gel into his hair, and then found his shoes. He was finally ready to go. He went to the car, slid inside and started it up. He pulled out of the parking spot, and headed towards the campus. A lot on his mind.]

[font "tempus sans itc" Meanwhile Marley was about to head into her Business class when she got the text messages. She wasn't in the mood to deal with his drama, but what other choice did she have? The only time she ever heard from the male was when he needed something, or if he met someone. That's the case right now. She sighed lightly as she messaged one of her other friends while she walked. [#F29F8C [i Something came up. I have to ditch out on classes. Get the homework for me. Thanks.]] and hit send. The message came back pretty quick.]

[font "tempus sans itc" [b [i It's that fucker you've talked about, Maxim isn't it?]] She sighed lightly knowing the other male would be really pissed off with her if she lied about it. So she replied back. [#F29F8C [i He's still a good friend of mine. I can't really ditch out on him.. Please just don't ask me anything more, just let me handle this. I'll talk to you soon.]] She sighed lightly and put her phone into her pocket. She then made her way to her car, and unlocked it with the key in hand.]

[font "tempus sans itc" She then tucked herself behind the wheel, and started it up. She rolled the windows down, piled her blood red hair on top of her head, and pulled out of the parking spot. [#A2C4CF [i Hey, I'm at the coffee shop. I already ordered your favorite coffee. Please don't be mad at me.]] She rolled her eyes at the message and tossed her phone onto the seat beside her. [#F29F8C "Of course I'm going to be mad at you"] she muttered out loud. She backed out of the spot, and headed to the coffee shop.]

[font "tempus sans itc" It took her less than five minutes to get there, and she pulled up next to the other's car. She put the car in park, shut it off and climbed out. She then slid her keys into the pocket of her jeans and walked inside. The male was right there with the cup in hand. She took it from him, took a sip and glared at him. [#A2C4CF "I know, I know, I've been an asshole, and I'm sorry"] he said lightly offering a small smile. She rolled her eyes and took another sip of the coffee in hand before speaking.]

[font "tempus sans itc" [#F29F8C "Because you bought me coffee doesn't mean this is over. I'm pissed that you made me leave, but I still care about you. So tell me about this woman"] she said as she moved to a booth and slid inside. The male was right behind her, and he started telling her everything. She sat there and listened, her eyes scanned the people around them. Then for some weird reason her eyes landed on the front door, and she thought she saw the woman, but didn't say anything. She just sat there and listened.]

[font "tempus sans itc" [#A2C4CF "So I don't know if I should ask her out, or if I should just leave her be. What should I do Mars?"] he asked her. She loved the small nick name he gave her and she shrugged a bit. [#F29F8C "I'm not sure to be honest with you. I don't know if that's her walking in, but just follow your heart, and see what happens"] she said lightly. Maxim looked towards the door, and his heart nearly stopped. She was here? What the fuck? He sighed a bit as he leaned back in the booth.]

[font "tempus sans itc" This was going to be really awkward, he could feel it. He didn't care though. At least he had back up just in case he needed it. He then turned to the woman and raised a hand. [#A2C4CF "Fancy meeting you here"] he called out towards her. Marley on the other hand didn't want the other female coming over, but she couldn't stop either of them. She lifted her coffee cup to her lips, took a long drink and set it back down, not saying anything. Maxim broke out into a smile, and offered the other woman a seat beside him.]

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  ѕecreтѕ / MoonBird- / 110d 7h 56m 54s
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[tab ] It didn't take long for the man that Persephone had hunted to begin to stir from the blunt force trauma she had induced getting him here. Surely, the bleeding wound on his leg couldn't help his awakening-- she had utilized it to write the names of his victims on the wall-- it was a trend she was going to try out. To force the police to look at the names of the women they had failed, that she had given justice to.

[tab ] [b [+darkgoldenrod "Ah. Look who's awake."]] She couldn't keep herself from smiling. Was that wrong? It wasn't quite the same smile that she gave during her shift, or even talking to her friends most of the time. But it was genuine, and quickly the edges of her mouth turned up into a smirk when she saw the man's eyes meet hers, and heard the muffled sound of his yelling made her laugh a bit. [b [+darkgoldenrod "What's the problem?"]] She asked looking over her tools; picking out a knife she was partial to. [b [+darkgoldenrod "Not used to being the weak one?" ]]

[tab ] Standing up, Pho moved towards him, greatly enjoying watching him flinch away from her knife. [b [+darkgoldenrod "I doubt you're intelligent enough to understand why you're here. I'm really... not certain you can read. But--"]] she brandished her knife in the low light- [b [+darkgoldenrod "I think you'll understand this."]] She stabbed her knife further into the wound in his leg, dragging it down a bit, before taking it to the wall and marking her symbol over the television.

[tab ] Glancing behind her, she could see the shocked expression on his face. The expression that said [i 'I thought they were a man-- I'm going to die'.] She didn't let herself revel too long in the expression though, approaching the man and stabbing him swiftly through the heart. That was all that she took pride in-- that and a kill streak that had yet to be cracked by the police-- a true testament to their inability to get anything important done.
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[tab ] From there, it was all a blur.
[tab ] She cleaned up her part, threw it into a trash-bag and made sure she didn't have any blood clearly on her, feeling a glimmer of pride at her ability to be a clean murderess. From there she went home, locking the door and stashing her toolkit in a crawlspace she had found at the back of her closet, and plopped into bed.

[tab ] Tomorrow she would meticulously clean her tools while watching the news report on her latest victim. But for tonight-- she would sleep.
  |Persephone Kaylx| / DanceMyDear / 116d 8h 9m 5s
[font "tempus sans itc" As the male cut the woman up, feeling her blood on his skin, and watching as her skin seemed to peel right off made him shiver a bit. This was the best feeling he's had in ages. He didn't know what it was about the kill, but it always made him feel loads better. Maybe it had something to do with his past. He did everything in his power not to think of that right now. He had other things to worry about, and it was right in front of him. The thoughts that clouded his thoughts made him stop.]

[font "tempus sans itc" What if she had a family? What if she had a child that was missing his or her mother? He shook his head lightly forgetting about that for now. He wasn't about to let something like that get to him. There was no way in hell. He sighed a bit, as he finished cutting the woman up. Her arms were the last to go. As he started cutting though her skin, and bones, he couldn't help but smirk a bit. He was covered in blood, and he knew it was going to take awhile to clean up. He didn't mind it though.]

[font "tempus sans itc" The clean up was something he didn't mind at all. He knew no one would come looking here, and if they did the place would be spotless. This was one of the reasons as to why he bought the cabin in the first place. To be away from everyone, and everything around him. He sighed lightly as he licked his lips a bit. He was finally done. Along the way he had taken his shirt off, and his chest and stomach was covered in blood.]

[font "tempus sans itc" It was a messy job, but it still pleased him to no end. He walked out of the room, and went to find some garbage bags, to put the woman into. He would drop some of her body parts into the river, that was deeper in the woods. No one would find the bags for awhile. By then he hoped that no one would be able to realize who it was. He sighed a bit, as he put the bags down, and opened one up. The first bag he filled with her head, and torso.]

[font "tempus sans itc" The other bags he filled with her arms, legs, and lower half of her body. When that was done, he made sure the bags were tripled before he put them into the trunk of his car. He then went back inside the cabin, and started cleaning up the plastic he had laid down. The whole clean up took a good couple of hours, and then he put on gloves, and bleached the whole place. The smell made his stomach turn, but it needed to be done. He didn't want to leave any type of trace that the woman had been here.]

[font "tempus sans itc" Once he was fully done, he climbed into his car and went to the river. He threw the first back into the water, and watched as it sank under the water. He smirked a bit, as he was back in the car. He then dumped the other bags where he knew people wouldn't find them for awhile. He then made his way back to his own apartment. He was tired, and he would clean the car tomorrow. It would take another couple of hours, and he wasn't in the mood at the moment.]

[font "tempus sans itc" As soon as he was home, he parked the car, looked over his shoulder and made sure there wasn't any trace of blood, or anything else out of place. He then rolled the windows down a little bit, and then climbed out. He then went into the building, went straight to his apartment, and fell into bed. He kicked off his shoes, and worried about showering later. Right now he needed sleep more than anything.]
  ѕecreтѕ / MoonBird- / 125d 8h 31m 47s
[font "Georgia" [size14
[tab ] Pho stiffened as she felt the man make a grab at her, wrapping an arm tightly around her waist and throwing a hand over her mouth in order to 'silence' her-- not noticing that she hadn't even bothered to scream. His slightly drunken state aided in that lack of observation. Every time she let this happen, every time she lulled them into this false sense of security, it made her heart race and fill with adrenaline. She had learned long ago that her fight or flight leaned towards fight.

[tab ] [b [i "Don't worry honey we're gonna have some funnn."]] The man said into her ear, making her roll her eyes. Yes. They would have some fun. Starting right now, in fact.

[tab ] Pho bit the mans hand causing him to pull it back and drawing his focus, so she was able to get both her hands on his other arm and pull it off her, utilizing her weight to pull him forward and lock his shoulder behind him, which she knew was really, quite painful... [b [i "What the fuck?!"]] The man started to yell, but she wrapped her other arm around his neck and tugged it back, watching with calculative eyes as he struggled with his free arm gasping for breath, until finally he lost consciousness and she dropped her stance.

[tab ] Taking a brief glance around the parking lot, she smirked a bit seeing no one. She opened up the trunk of her car and unceremoniously shoved the man inside, not worrying too much about him. She dusted herself off a bit and re-shouldered her purse, getting into the driver's seat and starting up the car, turning on the radio and letting music fill the car.

[hr ]
[tab ] Persephone got the man back into his rundown apartment-- honestly, none of it really surprised her-- and she was happy that the man lived on the first floor. Putting on her gloves, she hummed a cheerful tune to herself. Years of hauling gear to and from shows had helped her build up strength and stamina, but that didn't mean she wanted to try to sneak an unconscious rapist up four flights of stairs.Her hand was itching like crazy for her to finish this job-- get that release of adrenaline high that she craved. She snatched his keys from his pocket and dragged him inside, setting down her bag and closing the door.

[tab ] She stretched her arms a bit, taking a quick glance around, looking for her canvas. The apartment had little furnishings, leaving a large empty wall behind the television that the man had on top of a crate, and a single chair and couch facing towards it. She re-centered the room a bit, pushing the couch to another wall and setting up the chair in front of the television and pulling the man into it, doing her best to get him set up. Grabbing her tools from her bag she leaned back against the wall and waited for her prey to wake up...
  |Persephone Kaylx| / DanceMyDear / 138d 6h 52m 30s
[font "tempus sans itc" The male wasn't really paying any attention to the woman beside him. He didn't want to pay attention to her. He had other plans for her anyway. He wasn't going to take her home. Oh hell no. He was taking her to one of his favorite places, and that was up in the mountains. Deep in the mountains he had a cabin, a place he used to go when he was a child. It didn't have cell service, and it was clear out there. The perfect place to do this. He looked towards her as she touched his arm.]

[font "tempus sans itc" [b "I just wanted to thank you for taking care of me tonight.. I really didn't mean to come onto you like I did, I was hella drunk, and I just broke up with my ex of five years. Found out he was cheating on me, and I just needed a distraction"] she said lightly. The male smirked a bit in the dark car and shook his head. [#A2C4CF "It's alright Princess, you won't have to worry about that anymore"] he said lightly. She dropped her hand from his arm, and leaned her head back against the seat.]

[font "tempus sans itc" As the car climbed higher into the mountains, was when she finally said something. [b "I'm surprised you haven't asked for my address.. Where are we going? I thought you were taking me home.."] she said, her voice slightly cracking. The male pulled off the normal road, and onto a dirt one. [#A2C4CF "I'm not taking you home. I'm taking you to my cabin"] he said lightly. He felt the woman stiffen beside him. [b "Take me home, please.. I want to go home.."] she nearly begged him. Sometimes he would have.]

[font "tempus sans itc" Tonight though was different. He wanted to get rid of the temptation, and then he'll finally be able to get the urge out. He didn't say anything more on the matter. He pulled up to the cabin, and shut the car off. He was glad it was really dark out, because she would have been able to run. He then turned and looked at her. [#A2C4CF "If you run, you'll hurt yourself. I'm already going to be doing a lot of that, and I don't think you'd like to be hurt more"] he said lightly opening his door.]

[font "tempus sans itc" The woman let out a small scared cry. [b "Please don't kill me.."] she begged. The male didn't hear her as he walked around the car. He opened the door and pulled her out. He made sure to hold her against his chest, as he took her into the cabin. He unlocked the door, and walked inside. The woman was begging him to let her go, and he wasn't about to do that. [#A2C4CF "I'm sorry sweetheart, I can't"] he said, as he took her into his so called [i Play Room].]

[font "tempus sans itc" He shoved her inside, and then slammed the door closed. He locked it and went to get what he needed. The woman was banging on the door and yelling. [b "LET ME OUT OF HERE! I PROMISE I WON'T SAY A WORD! JUST DON'T KILL ME!"] that's the sound he loved more than anything. Well besides pleasing a woman, that's the second sound he loved. He licked his lips lightly, as he moved to the basement for a couple items, and then took them back upstairs. The joys of not being around other's, they wouldn't be able to heat her screaming.]

[font "tempus sans itc" He found all of the right tools, and then took them into the room. He loved the fight she put up. The male shook his head, and sliced her throat open. He watched as her blood ran down her skin, and landed on the floor. Then he went to work, feeling alive more than he had in weeks.]
  ѕecreтѕ / MoonBird- / 138d 19h 10m 4s
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[tab ] Pho smirked a bit as she watched Maxim respond to her comments about his heroism, all the while keeping an eye on the woman that they were now both playfully referring to as [i princess] in her spot in the corner. When he mentioned being more of a wolf in sheep's clothing she paused for a moment, thinking the implications of that phrase over in her head. To her it jumped out more than he likely intended-- thinking herself the wolf of a situation so often-- but he more than likely was trying to get her to stop teasing him. Right?

[tab ] The night went on, they fixed drinks, and around an hour before closing Pho was mulling over how best to prevent the woman in the corner from becoming the victim of her victim while Maxim helpfully washed glasses as the night slowed to a snail's pace. She popped outside to park her car in a slightly more secluded are of the parking lot and made her way back inside, Maxim letting her know that the glasses were all drying. She was grateful to have help, honestly, but he could become a problem with all his good intentions and helpfulness. She barely noticed him go into the back before he was back out again, having let her guard down just a little bit more than she normally would so she could focus on her murder puzzle. Maybe she could initiate the take-down? Or use princess as bait? .... That seemed like a terrible idea.

[tab ] [b "I'm going to clock out now, and take that Princess over there home. I'll see you in a couple of days." ] Maxim said, touching her arm gently. It was as though the stars had aligned.

[tab ] [b [+darkgoldenrod "No problem,"]] She smiled, nodding in return. [b [+darkgoldenrod "I have closing up shop down to a science. Have a good night."]] It was perfect. Truly. Gods, it was like the man could read her mind. Now she didn't have to worry about his heroic tendencies messing up her own hunt.

[tab ] The end of the night around here people had usually wandered over to another bar, or just home in general, so there were only a small handful of barflies and patrons still inside. She had dealt with worse before working closing shift anyway-- she had to be used to it considering she picked up the shifts that others would drop or were going to be too busy for one or two bartenders to handle by themselves.

[tab ] Among the few were the princess Maxim was off on his way to escort home, and the predator she was wholly intending on doing her best to make her prey that night. She gave a smile and a wave to Maxim and the Princess as he gently helped the woman stay safe and upright head out of the bar. Out of the corner of her eye, her fox was visibly annoyed, and she hummed quietly to herself, deciding that it was time for last call so she could clean up the bar before closing.

[tab ] Her prey ordered another drink and sat at the bar now, obviously emboldened from the passed chance of a different target and determined to redouble his efforts-- well seen in the mildly aggressive flirting now that Maxim and most of the others had left. She gave her perfectly practiced gentle smile and did her best to seem like a good target.

[tab] It didn't take long for it to be closing time. He only left a few minutes before she did, and she took a moment to prepare her thoughts and do her very best to give off an aura of 'helpless' and 'prey-like', softening her shoulders and expression as she shrugged on her coat and headed into the parking lot. And right on time, she could see him from the corner of her eye, waiting. She headed over to her car in its newly darkened spot, and heard footsteps but pretended she was nary the wiser.

[tab ] Let the fun begin.
  |Persephone Kaylx| / DanceMyDear / 142d 4h 29m 12s
[font "tempus sans itc" The male kept looking over to the table in the corner making sure the woman was okay. He looked back at the woman he was working with, and raised a 'brow at the [i cute] comment. The male laughed out loud and shook his head. [#A2C4CF "Believe me sweetheart, if I wanted to be cute I would be. I just hate seeing women like that, being given something they aren't used too"] he said lightly. He shrugged his shoulders a bit, wishing everyone would stop looking at him, it made him feel weird, and like he was on trial or something.]

[font "tempus sans itc" When she handed him the list of drinks, he reached for some glasses and made sure he made them right, but then added in a little bit of his own touch. Something to make them come back for more. The whole time, he kept watching the woman, and he looked back at Pho and rolled his eyes again. [#A2C4CF "Oh please, I'm not a prince charming. If anything, I'm a wolf in sheep's clothing"] he teased. He was right about the wolf part though, but didn't say anything else.]

[font "tempus sans itc" As the lines died down, and people were on the dance floor, he took a load of glasses to the back and washed them. He could tell that Pho could handle her self, and he wasn't too worried. What he was worried about was the woman. She looked pale, and ready to pass out. He took a few extra minutes to finish washing the glasses, and put them back into the tote he had. He then carried them back out onto the floor, and put them behind the counter. [#A2C4CF "Glasses are clean, just need some drying"] he called out.]

[font "tempus sans itc" He didn't know if this place was like his last one. As long as the glasses were cleaned out, and dried before being used, they wouldn't run out. He made his way over to the table, and he put his hands onto the table top, and leaned down. [#A2C4CF "Everything okay Princess?"] he asked her. The woman looked up at him, and she nodded lightly. [b "I think so.. I don't know what happened.. But my head is pounding, and I feel faint.."] she muttered lightly. He could tell she did. He sighed a bit and stood.]

[font "tempus sans itc" [#A2C4CF "I'll be right back, I think the other bartender will be okay if I leave about 45 minutes early to take you home"] he said. He was surprised that the time flew by like it did. He then found Pho and touched her arm lightly. [#A2C4CF "I'm going to clock out now, and take that Princess over there home. I'll see you in a couple of days"] he said with a thank you smile. He wasn't about to take no for an answer either. He was trying to play the good guy role, and so far it was working.]

[font "tempus sans itc" He walked to the back, told his new boss what happened, and she nodded letting him go home. He clocked out, made sure he had his wallet and cell phone. He then went back out and helped the woman to her feet. She nearly toppled to the floor because of how weak her legs were. [b "I'm sorry.."] she breathed out. Maxim just shook his head, and he scooped her up into his arms, and carried her out to his car. He unlocked the car, and opened the door.]

[font "tempus sans itc" He tucked her in safely, before he went around and climbed into the drivers side. He started the car, and pulled out of the parking lot. He then asked for the woman's address, and went the way she directed him too. Maybe tonight he would get his kill in, and then he would feel slightly better. For the time being, he made sure not to let her know what was really going to happen to her.]
  ѕecreтѕ / MoonBird- / 152d 7h 21m 41s
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[tab ] She couldn't help but let the corner of her mouth tug upwards into a slight smile as he held eye contact- not shying away from her. [i Good.] He didn't have the usual shyness from the eyes like most of the people she found herself drawn to in one way or another-- almost telling her he wasn't going to be normal prey. Hell, she could see the smirk he was trying to suppress cross his features as they talked, her nodding along as he told of his past work as a bar tender, explaining his knack for making drinks customers loved. She couldn't help but wonder if he was trying to impress her, or if he didn't realize he was rambling.

[tab ] Pho opened her mouth to respond but was interrupted by a young woman she vaguely recognized from hanging out at the bar a few times come up and grope Maxim, absolutely off the wall on [i something]. She bit back a small laugh as she watched the two interact before her while still trying to keep track of the orders coming to the bar, as well as Maxim carefully moving the woman's hands off of him and asking Pho to grab some water and lemon.

[tab ] [b [+darkgoldenrod "I'll have it in just a moment."]] She said in the middle of making someone else's drink, but when she looked back he had taken the woman over to a table in the back It was kind of sweet, actually, to see the man taking such nice care of the woman who had either taken something that was more than she was used to or had been drugged by some asshole trying their best to get laid. She had seen both plenty of times working here, but unless someone pressed charges no one was going to be able to tell which one it had been.
[tab ] She was handing over the drink she'd finished making to the customer as Maxim told her to forget what he'd said regarding the water and lemon, grabbing them and a bucket himself and heading back to the woman who was sitting dazed in the corner, and scaring off the predator that she had been hunting temporarily.

[tab ] [i Fuck.] That complicated things a bit.

[tab ] Maybe her plan would go off better tonight-- less chance of her target going after the clearly wounded prey than herself. She shrugged it off, turning back to the bar and gritting her teeth a bit as she saw a small group of customers enter the building and head over, all the while thinking about how she could edit her plan to bait this man into going after her while dealing with Maxim being here at the end of shift and that other woman as well. That [i would] in the very least open up her morning the next day, which she honestly would prefer seeing as she had been contacted to play a show which she was originally going to turn down.

[tab ] She took down the new group of orders as Maxim came over, getting a few looks as he came back around the bar beside her. [i Stranger, stranger, everyone better look.] [b [i "Did I do something wrong? Everyone's watching me.."]] He said lightly, causing her to laugh just a little as she set down the list of drinks they needed to make.

[tab ] [b [+darkgoldenrod "Well, let's see. You're relatively new here. You were just hired. The people in here just saw you get your ass groped by a [i very] off woman, take her over to a table, and make sure she was alright which is far more than most people around here would do."]] She listed, reaching over to grab glasses for the drinks they would need. She took a slight pause, feigning deep thought. [b [+darkgoldenrod "Oh. And it helps that you're cute too,"]] she teased, starting on the first drink. [b [+darkgoldenrod "Now help me with these drinks, Mr. Superstar-hero-makes-the-best-drinks-secretive-bartender."]]

[tab ] Pho kept a wary eye after the woman in the corner though, and the man she was hunting. Perhaps she'd be able to get Maxim to escort the young woman home, explaining that she was used to closing by herself. They hardly ever had late, late night customers most of the time, unless they were too drunk to be much worried about sleep or getting home. When things had calmed down a bit at the bar, she peered over towards Maxim.

[tab ][b [+darkgoldenrod "Do you often save damsels from dragons?"]] She asked jokingly, shifting her weight on her heels a bit to a more relaxing position. [b [+darkgoldenrod "I'm certain she'll be back there all night now. Waiting for her Prince Charming."]] She teased.

[tab ][i You take care of the princess.] She thought. [i While I slay the dragon.]
  |Persephone Kaylx| / DanceMyDear / 158d 4h 47m 40s
[font "tempus sans itc" So he wouldn't see this woman very much. Seeing as she only working over nights a couple times a week. He was okay with that. He wouldn't mind getting to know her either though. The reason he felt slightly drawn to her, was because of her eyes. The way they locked on his, and he felt a small smirk pass over his face. He made sure to keep his eyes locked on her's as she spoke. When she asked if he had any type of experience he nodded a bit. [#A2C4CF "I used to be a bar tender"]]

[font "tempus sans itc" [#A2C4CF "Not many people would believe it, but a really good friend of mine had a really nice bar. He offered me the job right then and there. So I knew how to mix the drinks right, and I even made my own drinks that the customer's loved. My friend loved that fact too, he was just bummed that I wouldn't tell him what was in it"] he said with a small laugh. He wasn't meaning to talk so much about himself, but this was the perfect timing. He did miss bar tending more than anything.]

[font "tempus sans itc" [#A2C4CF "As for only working together a couple times a week, I'm okay with. Sometimes I like being on my own, it keeps my mind busy, ya know?"] he said lightly. He felt someone come up behind him, and she grabbed his ass. He looked over his shoulder and he looked deep into a pair of hazel eyes. [b "Well if it isn't some fresh meat. Pho, you haven't broken him in yet have you?"] the woman cooed. Maxim was slightly taken a back at the boldness of the woman behind him.]

[font "tempus sans itc" He could tell she was on something, but that didn't bother him at all. [#A2C4CF "Sweetheart, no one has to break me in. Is there anything I can get you though?"] he asked as he turned around, so her hands weren't on his ass anymore. She looked up at him, and licked her lips lightly. [b "Oh honey, I would love to get you into my bed. The things I could do to you"] she said with a giggle. Yes, she was on something, and the male had to fight the urge to laugh out loud.]

[font "tempus sans itc" He turned to Pho with a helpless look on her face. [#A2C4CF "Will you get her some water and lemon's? I'm going to take her to a table, and see if I can bring her out of whatever she's taken"] he said. He then turned to the woman, who had pretty much latched herself onto his side. He wrapped his arm around her shoulders, and led he to a table in the back corner. He could feel people watching them, but he wasn't worried about that. He was worried about the woman he was holding onto.]

[font "tempus sans itc" As they were walking, she swayed a bit, and her free hand went to her forehead. [b "I don't feel so good"] she breathed out. The male helped her into a booth, and he hurried back to the bar. He went behind the counter, grabbed a bucket, filled up a glass of ice and another glass of water, telling Pho to forget about it. He grabbed a lemon, and a knife as well. He then made his way back to the table. A man was standing there over the woman. He shook his head as he shoved the man aside.]

[font "tempus sans itc" [#A2C4CF "Nothing to see here, get the fuck away"] he snapped. The man was slightly startled but walked off. Maxim sat down and he grabbed some napkins, put ice in them and started placing them onto her forehead, and neck. She let out a low moan at the cold upon her skin. He placed the glass of water down, and then grabbed the knife. He slowly cut up the lemon, and the smell made him wrinkle his nose. He hated lemon's with a passion. Right now, the woman was more important that that smell.]

[font "tempus sans itc" [#A2C4CF "Put this in your mouth a moment, then drink some water"] he told her. The woman did as she was told, and in about fifteen minutes she looked over at him, and her face flushed red. [b "I am so sorry.. I don't know what came over me"] she said lightly. The male broke out into a smile and shrugged a bit. [#A2C4CF "It's alright darling, are you feeling better?"] he asked her. She nodded lightly. [b "Much better, thank you"] she breathed. He waited to make sure she was before standing.]

[font "tempus sans itc" He could feel people watching him, and he looked at Pho and shrugged a bit. [#A2C4CF "Did I do something wrong? Everyone's watching me.."] he said lightly. He didn't like being watched. He felt like people were judging him, or they were slowly figuring out that he was a killer. He did have a new victim in mind though, he just hoped she would be around when he got off work. He looked at the woman before him, and waited for her reply, feeling like a total idiot.]
  {ѕecreтѕ} / MoonBird- / 159d 7h 28m 58s
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[tab ] [b [i "In more recent news, police have officially marked the 'Lady Killer' case as postponed in order to save police resources as the killer has seemingly disappeared for good. This is the man who most recently murdered a young woman in her own home six months ago, slitting her throat and seemingly interrupted in disemboweling her bodily organs. More news on the story tonight, but as always, if you or someone you know has any tips or information on the killer's potential whereabouts, call-"]]

[tab ] Persephone Kaylx shut off the television sitting on her bedroom dresser, tossing the remote aside as she sat down to put on a pair of thick black tights that were a part of her bartender's uniform for the bar she worked in. Standing up and shimmying into a black skirt to match that came just above her knees and sitting back down to put on her wedged boot-like black shoes.

[tab ] She had had enough of hearing constantly about this silly 'Lady Killer' that had been capturing the attention of the media over the past few months. The one that was just ballsy enough to nearly get captured by the police during his last murder but had somehow still managed to get away. And by gods- did the media [i love] the ones that got away- it was one of those things that let her know that deep inside of everyone there was a hunter, tracking down their prey. The tracking of criminals was simply the more socially acceptable version of it.

[tab ] There was no way he was going to stay gone for long, especially not now that the police had dropped the investigation for the time being. She was practically willing to pay good money to be that in the next month or two he'd strike again-- the urge would simply get too strong. And she knew plenty about that urge. She grabbed a sharpie off the side table and traced over the faded mark on her left palm right at the base of her thumb that was washing off in the shower. Her own fun little game.

[tab ] [i "Pho, don't you know that's that symbol that's been on those murder victims?"] Her concerned friends would ask, to which she would innocently reply, [i "It's the symbol of Hades though-- It's always given me luck to hopefully find the one, ya know?"] It was true-- hell, she'd get a tattoo of the symbol if she wasn't more self-preserving than that- she knew better than to mark herself with anything permanent to connect herself to her string of murders. Getting up, she headed into the living room to grab her coat off the chair and look around for her keys and apron, taking a quick stop by the mirror to make certain that her hair and makeup hadn't been too mussed by her slipping on her work shirt. She practiced a sweet smile in the mirror, and made sure her lipstick hadn't transferred onto her teeth.

[tab ] Keys in bag, apron in hand, she headed out the door of her apartment and off to work.

[hr ]
[tab ] She had always prided herself on being able to see the darkness in others; after all, she had it within herself. And perhaps it was a just a little twisted, but Persephone let the fact that she murdered abusers help her sleep just a little better at night. Not that she had ever really felt remorse for her victims, her actions... The night was full of dark people, and her work at the bar did nothing more than to allow her the chance to see them just a bit easier. They were the men who thought she didn't see them slip something into a lady friend's drink, the woman who bought another round of shots for the freshly twenty one year old man and his equally young friends despite the fact they really didn't need them, the ones who's partner was wearing long sleeves despite the hot weather.

[tab ] Taking her time mixing drinks and pouring beers, Persephone had her eye on a man who she had seen many, many times in the bars around her-- even going so far as to come to shows she had been performing in recently-- watching her from afar and getting a good idea of her work schedule. But she knew precisely what she was doing-- she had planned to take a closing shift the next night and linger perhaps just a [i little] too long in the dark parking lot as she walked out to her car. He certainly must feel like a sly fox, tracking and hunting down a bird for his prey. A pity that she was a wolf, and not a bird.

[tab ] She pretended not to take notice of him, instead keeping her ears keen on the sound of footsteps coming back from the office. Diana and a man she recognized as being relatively new to the area had gone back about an hour ago for an interview, surely this was them returning to the main portion of the bar with the results of it.

[tab ] [i [b "Pho, this is Maxim, you'll be training him before you leave tonight."]] Diana said, bringing over a man perhaps a few years older than herself she recognized from a few shifts at the bar over the past weeks. Something within Maxim drew her focus to him, but she couldn't quite put her finger on what it was. The few times she'd seen him within the bar before, she had only taken a moment or two to look him over, to try to get a gauge on who he was. Nice, yes-- honestly that was the thing that made her mistrust him, it always seemed that these dark people were "oh so [i nice]". The more terrifying thing to her was simply-- what if he really [i was] nice, an actual, genuinely nice man... and she was drawn to him for actual ... attraction.

[tab ] It seemed preposterous.

[tab ] [b [i "Looks like you are stuck with me for awhile tonight."]] He said, causing her focus to shift back to him as he placed his hands within his pockets. Her eyes flicked from his hands to his eyes, taking a brief second meet his eyes and study them through her eyelashes-- she'd found that people often avoided the eye contact-- she was interested in seeing how he reacted.

[tab ] [+darkgoldenrod [b "I suppose that I am,"]] she replied; letting the corners of her mouth tug into a gentle smile that seemed rarer than it truly was. She finished up pouring the drink she was making for a patron, finishing the glass with a slice of lime hung neatly on the side. [+darkgoldenrod [b "My shifts vary a bit, but I wouldn't be too terribly surprised if we work alongside each other two or three times a week."]]

[tab ] She shifted her posture into something softer and moved her hair back out of her face, letting her hand linger through her hair looking to him. [+darkgoldenrod [b "So Maxim. You have any [i experience] with handling this sort of thing?"]] She asked, bringing her hand back down as her palm itched slightly, reminding her again of her impending [i need]. There was already a new victim lined up-- one she planned to strike tomorrow night-- but the darkness in her couldn't resist in the very least seeing if this pretty boy was worth her time even if he probably wasn't.

[tab ] But wouldn't it be lovely to make him scream?
  |Persephone Kaylx| / DanceMyDear / 164d 4h 13m 26s
[center [b [font "tempus sans itc" [u Six Months Ago.]]]]

[font "tempus sans itc" [i Drip... Drop... Drip... Drop...] the sound of the blood hitting the plastic seemed to make the male smirk a bit. The woman that was hanging before him, made him feel like he had won something amazing. He didn't know what it was, but there was something there. Something dangerous was lurking inside of his mind, and he sure as hell wasn't about to let that slip away. He was kind of surprised when the woman had accepted him. She had been drunk off her ass though, and that had been the perfect timing for him. He had swooped in and wooed her.]

[font "tempus sans itc" At first she didn't know what was happening, they had been busy making out, and somehow he had tucked her into the his truck, and he had gotten her address out of her. Once they were in her apartment, he was still working his magic. She hadn't realized that her apartment was covered in plastic either. She just let it slip aside, but she just wanted him. The way he made her feel was something she hadn't felt before. [b "You really are perfect you know that?"] she muttered lightly.]

[font "tempus sans itc" The male couldn't help but smile down at her. [#A2C4CF "Well thank you darling, just remember that in a few moments"] he cooed into her ear. She was about to say something else, when he pulled her against his chest, and then slit her throat. The shock in her eyes made him smirk a bit more. Seeing the light slowly start draining from her eyes, made him feel slightly better as well. He lowered her limp body to the floor, and then he slowly got to work, as her blood dripped from her throat.]

[font "tempus sans itc" He watched as she tried to stop him, but her life was ebbing away, and that made him shiver. He hadn't seen something like this in ages. It was somewhat peaceful for him. He licked his lips, as he started cutting into her skin. Pretty soon he had her hanging from the ceiling as well, and he was doing an amazing job. As he was cutting out her heart, his phone buzzed in his pocket. He groaned lightly, and wiped his hands on his jeans, and pulled his phone out, checking the caller ID. Why the fuck was Dillon calling him?]

[font "tempus sans itc" [#A2C4CF "Hello?"] he answered. [b "Finally I got the right fucking number. Dude, you need to get the fuck outta that apartment. The cops were called, and now they are heading there. Don't ask how I know you are there, just do it"] click... Maxim was slightly confused, and he sighed lightly. Dillon wasn't someone to pull his leg either. He knew that the male spoke the truth. He had to hurry, and get the place cleaned up. He sighed lightly, running a hand over his face. This was bad, and he knew it.]

[font "tempus sans itc" He looked up at the dead girl, and shook his head lightly. [#A2C4CF "It was nice meeting you darling, thank you for a fun evening"] he said in a cold dead voice. He didn't know how long he had. He just knew he had to get a move on, and that's all that mattered. He cleaned up the plastic in the whole apartment, shoved it all into a bag, and then bleached the whole place. He knew the cops would know someone had been here. They hadn't caught him yet, and he wasn't about to let them either.]

[font "tempus sans itc" He'd been doing this for years, and he knew how to keep his tracks covered. He took one last look at his handy work, and then used a pair of gloves to lock the apartment door, and then he slipped out into the hallway. He went straight to the stairs, and slung the bags over his shoulders. He was finally done here. He was now heading to a different city. Another place where no one would know him. That's how he liked it though. Going to a small town, and then causing hell.]

[font "tempus sans itc" He ducked his head, shoved his gloved hands into his pockets, and slipped out into the night. The moment the door opened, he heard the sirens, and saw the red and blue lights. He was going to make it, but barely. He walked down the street towards his truck. The moment he was behind the wheel, he tossed the bags into the passenger seat, started the truck up, and pulled away from the curb. Leaving another town in ruin. He smirked lightly looking into the rear view mirror. [#A2C4CF "Good bye my love"] he muttered heading towards the freeway.]

[center [b [font "tempus sans itc" [u Present Day.]]]]

[font "tempus sans itc" Smoke billowed between the male's lips as he looked out the window of his small house. He had found the house shortly after he had come into the town six months ago. He had kept a low profile, and now it was time he got out there, found a job, and blended in a bit more. He had looked like the normal single guy, who just moved into town well. He couldn't get his last kill off his mind though. The way the woman looked hanging there, and he smirked a bit, putting the cigarette between his lips.]

[font "tempus sans itc" He had seen the news, and he couldn't help but laugh at the name they were calling him. [i The Lady Killer] wasn't something he liked, and he knew he would have to change that up a bit. He would have to kill a couple of men, to make the cops call him something else, but at the moment he really didn't care. He rolled his eyes lightly, as he watched the sun rising over the peaks of the mountains. The small town felt like home for him. He sighed and took another drag.]

[font "tempus sans itc" A couple minutes later, her stubbed the smoke out, and then pushed himself away from the mirror. He might as well get a shower, and get ready to go. He needed to find a job, and he needed one now. There was one place he felt like would be a good match for him. A bar in town, where during the day it was family friendly, and then at night it was pure adult. No children were allowed after nine at night. That would be the perfect place for him, and he knew he could get the job right away.]

[font "tempus sans itc" He wasn't gonna lie though, there was a woman who worked there as well. He had seen her a couple of times, she wasn't that much younger than he was, and she was beautiful too. He wondered if she would be his next victim. A small smirk passed over his lips at the thought. That would be interesting to see. Maybe she would be. He sighed as he walked into the bathroom, took a quick shower and made sure he looked nice for the day. He knew he would woo the owner of the bar too.]

[font "tempus sans itc" When he was ready, he added some aftershave, and then he was finally ready to go. He made sure he had his keys, along with his phone. He walked out to his beat up truck, slid in behind the wheel, and started it up. The bar wasn't that far, but he wasn't in the mood to walk. He would be leaving town anyway after he got the job. He would need the truck then. As the bar came into view, he checked himself in the mirror, and knew he looked perfectly fine.]

[font "tempus sans itc" He pulled into the parking lot, shut the car off, and climbed out. He walked into the bar, and noticed that they were somewhat dead. He spotted the woman who wasn't much older than him, and he bowed his head towards her. That's when he heard his name being called. The owner knew him, because of her husband. He walked over and hugged the woman. [#A2C4CF "Good morning Diana. How are you?"] he asked her. [b "Doing well, come with me"] she said, and led him into the back. He wasn't about to tell this woman no anytime soon.]

[font "tempus sans itc" The interview took about an hour, and he was hired on the spot. She reached out and shook his head. [b "Welcome to the team, I'll have you training with Persephone for the day"] she said. The two walked back out onto the floor, and he spotted the woman again. He finally had a name to the beautiful face. The two walked up, and Diana crossed her arms over her chest. [b "Pho, this is Maxim, you'll be training him before you leave tonight"] was all she said. She didn't take no for an answer.]

[font "tempus sans itc" When she turned and left them alone, the male turned towards the other, and smiled a bit. [#A2C4CF "Looks like you are stuck with me for awhile tonight"] he said, with a sheepish smile. He shoved his hands into his pockets, and waited for the woman to say something towards him.]
  {ѕecreтѕ} / MoonBird- / 165d 6h 52m 37s

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