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[Center [Font "PT Serif" -Four Years Later-]]

[Center [Font "PT Serif" [U Current Status: Isolation]]]

[Center [Font "PT Serif" Release Date: Pending]]


He clawed at the metal cage, moving was hard enough, breathing and trying to make room for his limbs even harder; it had been six weeks since he had been locked in an ever increasingly small cage and dunked under water several times. He hadn't seen or heard from Lilith after she had fought tooth and claw to keep him in the group isolation ward. She had been taken too, his little monster was away from him and he had half hoped she would break out and find a way back to his cage. He shivered and tried to make himself even smaller but to no avail. [i [#279054 Will I ever see her again, why torture me when I am not a human but a monster? Why must they do this to all of us? We're just trying to do our jobs.]]

[Center -Meanwhile-]

[b Axel POV]

[#f67f55 "You can't stay in bed forever, they'll bring him back soon. I mean we're mostly here because you know... of our crimes to talk to our monsters she can't really do much anyway, nothing will kill them."] He sat by Lilith's bed, he was just eight months older than her, but because of his height he looked older than he actually was in reality. [#f67f55 "Moo made you mac and cheese. At least try to eat something alright? I think that's what Gideon would want."]

Every child had their own special nicknames with their monsters and their monsters tended to give the their child their own name too, for Axel his monster was Moo her full name was Candlemass but because he had failed to say her name when they first introduced themselves to each other, the winged serpent told him and everyone else to call her Moo.She had given Axel the nickname of Light. The Red head opened his mouth to speak when the doors to the group room opened once more and Gideon, soaking wet and looking terrifyingly small was pushed into the room. The reaction had been immediate.

Once upon a time the room had housed ten children and their monsters and Axel had lasted the longest out of all of them because his monster was considered too boring and baseless with no special gifts. He could list them off by heart.

[List

[s 1. Henry and Octo]
[s 2. Rudie and Mary]
[s 3. Cassie and Chocco]
[s 4. Elyssa and Birdy]
[s 8. William and Gretch]
[s 9. Juliet and Spear]
[s 10. Tessie and Cap]]

The only ones not crossed off were Lilith, some new girl Cassie and her monster and Axel.

[b Gideon POV]

Once he had been pushed back into the room, he was too exhausted and defeated to be able to feel anything, his eyes were almost to the point of not working and his muscles just felt so sore even as he stretched them out, Moo was beside him in an instant, heaving him up and onto her scaled belly before placing him one of the free beds that was not currently in use. The child assigned to that bed and their monster were off on testing. [#f67f55 "he doesn't look good."] he could hear that boy Axel say, Moo did not say anything but started to hum; soon the other monsters started to in hopes of lifting Gideon up enough so that he would be able to look after Lilith. Gideon on the other hand once he spied Lilith gave her a weak smile. [#c1e6b2 "Hello little monster. Missed me?"]
  Gideon, Forest King. / BrokenScroll / 160d 7h 50m 40s
Darkness, that's all she saw it first. Then there was a quiet hum that filled her ears. Suddenly she didn't hurt, but she still didn't wake. The scene shae saw changed before her eyes, it was bright and she stood in a large field with lots of flowers and grass, a few fluffy white clouds in the blue sky above her. Light blue eyes looked around until a beautiful grey dear creature with black accents began prancing around her. She smiled whole heartedly and became amazed by him, he was gorgeous.


When he bowed she giggled and curtsied, she was wearing a simple mint green gown that made her look like a princess. Soon they ran through the meadow, eating sweats, and laying on soft pillows. Then the creature led her to a small cottage that radiated warmth, she watched it go in first, eyes widening at the handsome man it became. Smiling with bright eyes she quickly followed grabbing onto his arm, hugging it as new smells filled her nose, fresh bread and jam, warm soup, and her favorite, the fire. [i [+green “Welcome home, I know that this is not much and that this is… mostly a dream but every night you’ll come here where you will be safe, where you can heal and do as you desire. Here is a place where no one will hurt you.”] Lilith immediately recognized the voice despite it being much smoother and gentle then the one she heard while awake, Gideon. Tears filled her eyes and she hugged the man's legs tightly, [+light blue "Thank you Eon, I love it, it's perfect. Thank you,"] she cried into his pants happily. 


Then she felt something wet hit her face and she was awake, she looked up at the dark and scary beast that Gideon was and smiled brightly. [+green “Time to wake little monster, we have arrived somewhere. I do not know exactly.”] She looked around and hugged Gideon before he snuck back under the bed and she looked as the doors opened. [b “Doctor Ivashov.”] Without notice the bluenette was lifted by the old and unsettling lady, who analyzed her with her large beady eyes. Lilith stayed quiet and just awkwardly looked away while trembling in fear. 


Everything happened so quickly, Lilith was taken to a room filled with other kids sitting fearfully under their beds, with her bed being sat there too. Then the adults were gone and Lith had crawled onto her bed while worriedly watching the other kids. Her observant orbs watched as lots of kids came from beneath their bed followed by their respective monster. They all surrounded her bed, causing her to retreat to the headrest, fearfully holding onto Gideon. [+darkorange “Welcome. I’m Axel. This is my monster Moo. We’re in here till that devil woman wants to play with us. They keep the door locked and they only open the bathroom for two hours each day. We have to rely on our monsters for food, medicine, and clothes. We never leave this room. What’s are your names?”] An older boy spoke, he didn't look mean, though his monster was intimidating. [+green "Nice to meet you. I am Gideon."] Lilith looked up at Gideon when he spoke before looking at the older boy, still holding onto Gidron's ginormous hand. [+lightblue "I-I'm Lilith. N-Nice to meet you, A-axel and Moo,"]  obviously more scared of the kid then the reptilian woman with empty eye-sockets. 
  Lilith (little monster) / Lynn8818 / 160d 8h 34m 51s
As soon as she was tossed into the van, he emerged from under the bed as the doors swung shut. Her eyes were closed and that concerned him immediately. He wrapped himself around Lilith she was breathing; he knew that at least her shoulders were moving up and down.

He placed her head on his chest and hummed a nursery rhyme that he had been taught when he was a boy by his mama. The notes were deep and nearly haunting but that was what him as a cursed beast sounded like; in reality he knew his voice was gentler on the ears but he couldn’t think of anything else to do. Unlike the nursery rhymes that humans were taught; citizens of Elvermourn were taught to use nursery rhymes as healing spells. The words he knew could not exactly be translated into human speech but humming it had quite the same effect.

Slowly as he continued to hum it, trying not to breathe in the scent of Lilith’s blood he watched as the bones of her wrist healed, the bruises and cuts started to heal and soon she was healed and clean of all of the scars that she once had. Or at least as best as he could remove those scars. Once he was sure enough that she would hurt no longer he started to hum another lullaby that allowed for pleasant dreams.

There was the terrible misconception that those who lived under the bed, only ate those who slept on their beds or plagued them with nightmares when really in reality once upon a time they were the bringer of good dreams and protection from the other demons and ghouls of the world who wanted to hurt the sleeping human, child or not.

He allowed Lilith to see him in his true non cursed form, what he had looked like before he had become a cursed creature, he wondered if she could see him as he pranced around her and bowed his head lowering his antlers, how they would run through the meadows with the sun on their skin, where there would be sweet cakes and other treats, pillows and a safe bed with nothing dark to scare her. A small blissful escape and paradise, where she could read and play and do any and all things that a ten year old could do with her heart’s desire.

He showed Lilith a small cottage, and whilst he entered first it was merely to change into his more humanoid form, the cottage was cute and quaint, comfortable with a roaring fire, the scent of freshly baked bread with jams and freshly churned butter, soup on the stove boiling. He transferred his thoughts [i [#279054 “Welcome home, I know that this is not much and that this is… mostly a dream but every night you’ll come here where you will be safe, where you can heal and do as you desire. Here is a place where no one will hurt you.”]]

The van came to a jolting stop and as much as he wanted to hold onto Lilith even more he licked her forehead to wake her up before giving her another reassuring squeeze [#c1e6b2 “Time to wake little monster, we have arrived somewhere. I do not know exactly.”] the location in question was none other than Mr McAdams orphanage for troublesome youths; especially the ones who spoke to their monsters and befriended them. Though the place looked nice enough inside in reality was a psychiatric ward where children and monsters alike were kept in padded rooms isolated from any other human contact; where in reality the children were experiments for the crazy Doctor Theodora Ivashov. Who believed that her treatments were revolutionary.

[b “Doctor Ivashov.”] as the door were opened and he looked at the doctor from under the bed, the woman was ancient he thought and her glasses made her eyes look like bug eyes, the female said nothing as she picked Lilith up examining her. She said something in a tongue that he could not understand. The bed was lifted up as well as Lilith and her belongings into a ghastly victorian inspired manor. They were led into a room known as “Group Isolation”.

“Group Isolation” was meant for the new wards that were joining the orphanage, here up to ten children were kept in a single room with their monster; no care was given to them and they only left the room and entered single isolation when the doctor was ready to experiment. Once the doors were slammed shut and the children who had all been hiding under their beds with their monsters emerged. Gideon did the same, there were friendly monsters of all kinds and all of the children looked well; they all surrounded the bed and one boy who seemed to be the eldest spoke first.

[#f67f55 “Welcome. I’m Axel. This is my monster Moo. We’re in here till that devil woman wants to play with us. They keep the door locked and they only open the bathroom for two hours each day. We have to rely on our monsters for food medicine and clothes. We never leave this room. What’s are your names?”] Axel's monster in question was a serpent like creature, a female who kept herself wrapped around Axel. She was far larger than the boy but didn't seem to be crushing him; attached just away from her neck were a set of bat wings. She looked terrifying with no pupils but she bowed her head in respect. [#c1e6b2 "Nice to meet you. I am Gideon."] he would let Lilith introduce herself.
  Gideon, Forest King. / BrokenScroll / 160d 8h 9m 32s
A small shaky, bloodied, and unbroken hand, reached into the bag, searching for the white tin box. [+green “Your wrist is broken, I can help with that. If you let me. In fact…I can take you away from here.”] She smiled softly up at Gideon's face and slowly shook her head. [+lightblue "If you heal me, s-she'd only beat me w-worse."] She said simply, her blood loss and pain causing her to stutter.


At first Lilith didn't hear the sirens, but when they got close enough she did. She had been wrapping all the wounds she could reach, though she.She had to hold back a scream with each movement, she didn't have painkillers.  [+green “I can hear sirens coming this way, what on earth does that mean?”] None of that mattered though since the ambulance was here, at least that's what she thought. [+lightblue "Normally it means help,"] she said out of relief as tears streamed down her cheeks. 


Lilith couldn't hear the voices, thy were to far away but she could only hope they were police, coming to save her. Even so she held onto Gideon tight still scared in case it wasn't someone good. [+green “There are people here to take you away.”] Pure relief filled her eyes and she hugged Gideon before she was sat down and he slipped back under the bed.


The little bluenette laid on the floor, bleeding through her bandages and the wounds she couldn't wrap, still bled as well. But when her face looked at the man who stepped in all the blood in her face drained and she went pail trying to drag her self to the bed. Looking under her eyes filled with tears and absolute fear. [b “So this is the troublemaker? Talking to beasties are we lass? We’ll take her. I’ll have her fixed up right and true, she won’t be talking to them monsters anymore.] She recognized the man, he had been there before, even watched her stop mom beat her while he smiled and said "that will fix her". 


[i “Oh I tried to do everything but after her monster, which she ordered to attack her brother did that I just couldn’t anymore. I am so grateful you’re able to help.”] [b“Anything ma’am. Now you lassie. Pack your things and come with me quietly or I’ll have to hurt you even more, we don’t want that.”] Llith looked under the bed as tears streamed down hr bruised face, she tried to keep crawling, to get under the bed with him, so he could hold her, or even eat her at this point. But she couldn't get close enough, her tiny hand grazed his claw before a man grabbed her and her bag, threw her over his shoulder, and carried her out with no concern for her wounds.


[i“Oh take her bed too, maybe once she sees how terrifying a place that is and the monsters that are there she won’t be so nice to the one under her bed. It’ll set her straight.”] [b “We can do that ma’am. Now come along lassie.”] Lilith heard this and the black spots in her vision grew, probably from blood loss. The last thing she heard was Gideon voice, [+green “Stay strong little monster I’ll see you soon.”] The last thing she saw was her bed being carried ahead of her. Then she went limp having passed out.


Her body was soon tossed into the padded van with her bed, and she was left, still injured and roughly patched up on the padded floor knocked out.
  Lilith (little monster) / Lynn8818 / 160d 18h 27m 19s
After all of that, he could not do anything to watch as her body was thrown about like a doll, inside him the anger started to boil and build almost to a level that he had never known, he should have been angry with himself and perhaps he may have been but instead he was disgustingly scornful at the woman who left Lilith on the floor bloody bruised and broken.
Gideon now understood why his kind stayed away from adults now, because they were terrifying creatures who didn’t seemingly care for anyone other than themselves and their own interests. He also understood now the concept that adults would do anything to protect their young if the young one was favourable. It seemed in this circumstance that Lilith was not considered favourable.

He listened for a voice and when he heard it he felt a huge wave of relief wash over him, he looked around the room trying to find the bag once he spotted it, his tail wrapped around the small fabric container and placed it in Lilith’s lap. He watched as she opened it looking for this kit and thought why not just use his magic? [#c1e6b2 “Your wrist is broken, I can help with that. If you let me. In fact…I can take you away from here.”]

He had wanted to say more when he heard sirens approaching he looked down alarmed at Lilith [#c1e6b2 “I can hear sirens coming this way, what on earth does that mean?”] he had not been taught about sirens or what they meant to humans; he wrapped himself up tighter around Lilith waiting for her to make a decision as he watched her taking odd wrappings and tools? He thought they were tools out of a white plastic kit.

The sirens soon came to a halt and he could hear talking downstairs. It was coming from that woman she was talking to people that did not sound familiar and it sent chills down Gideon’s back; what was an orphanage he hadn’t actually known what that was when that woman had mentioned it. He understood that by technicality he was not supposed to be the friend of Lilith at all. He was supposed to have devoured her and moved onto the next child. He listened as those people came up the stairs. [#c1e6b2 “There are people here to take you away.”]

Gideon didn’t know what else to do, but he felt that he should move back under the bed so he did giving Lilith one last pat and squeeze before hiding again. He watched as the door opened and a short fat man entered the room to see Lilith. [b “So this is the troublemaker? Talking to beasties are we lass? We’ll take her. I’ll have her fixed up right and true, she won’t be talking to them monsters anymore.”] The fat man reached for Lilith - he seemed rather blind to the girl’s injuries and predicament as that woman again, that bitch spoke in a calm almost oddly fake demeanour. [I “Oh I tried to do everything but after her monster, which she ordered to attack her brother did that I just couldn’t anymore. I am so grateful you’re able to help.”] [b “Anything ma’am. Now you lassie. Pack your things and come with me quietly or I’ll have to hurt you even more, we don’t want that.”]

Then it hit him, if she was being taken then he would no longer be her monster he would not be able to look after her, and it caused him to panic he had to do something say something before she was taken from him! His first ward would be taken and he would be forced to move on and eat or scare some other child! He would have failed and be no closer to figuring out how to break the curse he had been given. [I “Oh take her bed too, maybe once she sees how terrifying a place that is and the monsters that are there she won’t be so nice to the one under her bed. It’ll set her straight.”] [b “We can do that ma’am. Now come along lassie.”]

Two other men soon entered the room and picked up the bed, he grabbed onto the underparts of the bed and held tight careful to remain in the shadows that the bed made as to ensure the adults didn’t see him, adults didn’t quite believe in the monsters but they were still afraid of them nonetheless. [#c1e6b2 “Stay strong little monster I’ll see you soon.”]

The bed was soon hauled into a white van that had been waiting by another car. He crept out from under the bed and realised that the inside of the van was covered in white padding, it was soft enough… where were they taking Lilith as well as himself too? He waited in hopes that Lilith would soon be out of the door and in the van with him.

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  Gideon, Forest King. / BrokenScroll / 160d 19h 40m 38s
Pure horror filled Lilith’s bright blue eyes as she watched Gideon’s large claw wrap around Angus’s throat. She was gonna die, that woman was going to kill her if her son died. Her small body was frozen, though it trembled as she thought about what was to come, not actually worried for the boy she instead was fearing for her own life. [+green "You must be one of the people who has been hurting my ward."] While the cruel older boy struggled in Gideon’s grip, Lilith reached out and touched his leg, since he was so big it was the highest she could actually reach. [+lightblue “p-please let him go Eon,”] she said looking up at him with pleading eyes. [+green "I am going to let you down in a moment. You will stop being a stupid selfish little boy or I'll have the monster under your bed eat you alive. I cannot but they certainly will."]

Blue eyes watched as Angus dropped to the ground in a terrified and crying mess, it caused her to gulp as she knew he’d go to his mother. [i "You freak how can you be be friends with a mon-monster like that!"] She looked down as a boney and heavy thing seemed to wrap around her, before she looked up at Gideon with sorrow filled eyes. [+lightblue “Thank you Eon, I appreciate your help, b-but p-please don’t step in n-next time,”] she trembled as she sunk onto the floor further into the protective tail.

As she sat, encircled by Gideon’s spiny tail she trembled flinching as a loud and cold voice shook through the house. [i "YOU'VE DONE IT THIS TIME. I'LL LEAVE YOU WITH BROKEN BONES."] Even Lilith could hear the footsteps as her stepmother approached, so hard the floorboards creaked down the hall as she walked it. Quickly she climbed over Gideon’s tail and looked up at him tugging his claw to go under the bed, though he’d be forced to anyway with an adult entering the room.

Then she was there, towering above the tiny child with cold and piercing eyes from the open door. [i "I hear you told your beastie to hurt Angus, who has done nothing but been a good boy, all he wanted to do was play with you and look at you. lazy. stupid. A trouble making no good child who should have died. Maybe then your mother and father would have been happy."] Lilith was on the ground sitting on her feet as she looked up at the women with terrified eyes though her expression was blank as a fresh piece of paper. [i "Stand up stupid girl. Take your beating like an adult."] Shakily Lilith stood up, her head lowered as she trembled awaiting the first blow.

A large hand with perfectly manicured nail grabbed the girl’s tiny wrist and yanked her forward, her nails digging in and drawing blood, though the blood only matched the nail polish. The first hit was a quick lash with the belt across her face. The sting caused Lilith to flinch just as she was slapped, then thrown to the ground. Lying on the floor with her back toured the women, the belt was whipped against her repeatedly till so much blood stained the she that you couldn't tell it’s original color had been green. Lilith was crying by the time the women grew tired of whipping her back and yanked her up by her short blue hair. [+lightblue “p-please, i’ve learned my l-lesson, p-please s-s-stop,”] she trembled as she begged the women, but that only got her a broken wrist. The cruel woman had yanked Lilith up off the ground so hard off the ground there was a snap and she was thrown into the far wall, hitting her head on the dresser.

Lilith stayed there crumpled on the ground, against the wall, her head bleeding as she remained quiet, eyes blurring with unfallen tears. [i "You can die for all I care. I'll keep you locked up here. No more school. You don't deserve it."] Then there was a loud slamm and Lilith’s ears rang, vision darkened at the edges. She felt cold and empty, but then she was moved, taken into the large, hairy and scary arms of Gideon, who had temporarily pressed his head to her body, she didn’t understand why. He was warm though, his fur was surprisingly soft though it looked rough and matted. Her head was too heavy, hell, everything was too heavy for her to move, so she was basically limp against Gideon, buried in his comforting fur. [+green "I'm here little monster, please I don't know what to do! I.... please! Say something! Move!"] she wanted to comfort him, to hug him and smile so he wouldn’t feel so sad, she wasn’t used to having a monster react this way. All the other monsters under her bed had watched and quietly left her alone when she was beaten, every so often ones she would befriend would ask if she was alright, but never had they tried to actually help.

[i "I have failed you already little monster. I am so sorry."] Slowly and while wincing Lilith reached up with her tiny, broken wrist hand and cupped the side of Gideon’s skull. Her dry and cracked lips formed a smile as she closed her eyes slightly while looking up at him .[+lightblue “It’s ok Eon… I’m not ready to die… I just need my kit from my bag,”] she told him, her voice surprisingly even and calm despite it’s gritty sound. For being beaten to near death she was a sight to see. There she was, bloody, torn, and broken, but instead of weeping and screaming in pain she only had small tears escape her eyes whilst she tried to comfort the huge beast, that had been sent to scare her, with a large smile.
  Lilith (little monster) / Lynn8818 / 161d 17h 5m 14s
Gideon watched as Lilith's eyes widen in almost awe and happiness as she reached for the bowl, once she was sat atop the bed he listened as she spoke. He gave her a soft nod and watched as she ate glad that she was being fed properly with hot food. He would have to ask what she liked to eat particularly so that he could summon the foods she wanted when she pleased. He bowed his head when she thanked him feeling an almost heart wrenching sensation of sadness; just how long had this poor little girl been neglected without love or proper care?

[#279054 [I Perhaps this is my lesson to learn how to care and to protect such a small fragile being... perhaps this is our true purpose to protect the ones we have been assigned. She is small but she is strong and I can see her heart won't fail her, but how can I help her when I am supposed to remain hidden and in the end I.. was supposed to no I am supposed to kill her or in the very least scare her till she loses her spirit. What do I do... I cannot let her be like this but I also cannot become the monster I am meant to be... I have to protect her, at least till she is old enough to be away from this place.]]

He had missed it before but it seemed there was another door aside the one that opened and closed; flicked his tail towards it and opened it, revealing an even smaller and even dirtier bathroom with nothing but a almost ancient looking claw-foot bath tub and a broken toilet. Snapping his fingers again he restored the bathroom to brand new and placed what he hoped was what humans used... shampoo or soap or whatever it was he had been told they used to make themselves smell good...monsters were attracted to humans who smelt clean but he didn't want to tell her that.

Angus had sounded so gosh darn confident as Gideon moved to stand over the small child, it had only taken a second but the older boy's mouth opened and before he could scream Gideon wrapped one of his hands around the throat. He inspected the boy who was now kicking and panicking having dropped what were supposed to be his weapons to the floor. Gideon smiled a toothy smile as much as he would have liked to eat this kid's head he knew the monster who had been assigned would have been furious. So instead he lowered his voice it now sounded deadly and sinister [#c1e6b2 "You must be one of the people who has been hurting my ward."] the boy continued to struggle trying to release himself, Gideon did not relent. [#c1e6b2 "I am going to let you down in a moment. You will stop being a stupid selfish little boy or I'll have the monster under your bed eat you alive. I cannot but they certainly will."] the words were like gongs resounding in the boy's ears as he was dropped to the floor. He immediately scrambled back red with fat tears falling down his face. [I "You freak how can you be be friends with a mon monster like that!"]

Gideon growled again snapping his teeth as his tail well it was mostly his exposed spine but that didn't matter wrapped around Lilith almost protectively, Angus on the other hand did his best to collect his wooden blocks and then ran down the stairs leaving the door unlocked. Gideon looked down at Lilith. Realising now that he had broken the rules by protecting her, he half wanted to punish himself but he felt that his ghastly form of his was enough punishment.

[Center Downstairs]

Angus brawled to his mother who was furious, that little brat with her damn monster already friends? What an abomination! She reached for her late husband's belt, holding it tight she kissed her son all over before storming up the stairs. [I "YOU'VE DONE IT THIS TIME. I'LL LEAVE YOU WITH BROKEN BONES."] she howled.

The thing about this new house they lived in was that it was simply so isolated and old, there was no one in the near vicinity to be able to hear or see if things were going wrong, Lilith's step mother Rachael had always been a selfish woman, she was cold hearted and only cared for her sons and her wealth. She had been married all of ten times with each of the men she married dying soon after, she always made it seem like an accident or that it had just happened out of the blue - she had become rich as a result living off the insurance money that her dead spouses provided. However she hadn't counted on Lilith existing, all the men before her were single successful eligible bachelors who didn't have children.

As she stopped in front of her step daughter's door which was wide open, she looked at the girl. [I "I hear you told your beastie to hurt Angus, who has done nothing but been a good boy, all he wanted to do was play with you and look at you. lazy. stupid. A trouble making no good child who should have died. Maybe then your mother and father would have been happy."] she had no qualms in beating the girl bloody which was her intentions. [I "Stand up stupid girl. Take your beating like an adult."]

Gideon would have stepped in except... he had been shoved under the bed. He watched horrified as this grown woman grabbed and threw Lilith around like a rag doll, hitting and flicking that belt to no avail she didn't stop when Lilith cried, didn't stop when Lilith begged just kept going until Lilith was silent before leaving. [I "You can die for all I care. I'll keep you locked up here. No more school. You don't deserve it."] before slamming the door and taking the key.

He moved quickly scrambling out of the bed and picking Lilith up, he tried to listen for a heart beat but his head was too big he was too big to be able to tell if she was still alive or breathing. He tried to look for tell tale signs. Part of him wanted to break the door down and chase after the woman but he couldn't leave Lilith, his ward.... and little monster to die. He wrapped her in his fur. [#c1e6b2 "I'm here little monster, please I don't know what to do! I.... please! Say something! Move!"] he waited for the child in his arms to respond.

It had been his fault if he hadn't had scared the stupid little boy then maybe Lilith would have gotten only slightly hurt but now she had been beaten almost within an inch of her life Gideon supposed. Oh how he would not forgive himself for failing her, he should have listened and part of his heart sank... if she died then where would he go? Would he be reassigned? He didn't want to think he would be forced to leave before being able to help the girl. [#c1e6b2 "I have failed you already little monster. I am so sorry."]

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  Gideon, Forest King. / BrokenScroll / 161d 23h 41m 42s
Lilith had sat watching the creature, carefully looking over his body, he was unlike any of the monsters she'd met before, normally they were scaly or just bones, she knew her first monster had been nothing but a dark sludge thing, but Eon was different from them. Eon had a posture that other monsters didn't most hunched over and held their heads low but Eon's head was held high though he hunched because he was too big for the room, he seemed to want to stand tall and proud. [+green "Call me Eon. Little Monster."] She looked up at him after finishing most of the can though her nose scrunched at the taste of beans. Normally she hated being called a monster, everyone called her that though they seemed to like calling her a freak more, but the way Eon said it felt alright, almost warm, so she just slightly smiled up at him.


After he rejected the beans she finished them though her stomach still growled, to which she blushed. She threw the can in the trash, hearing a snap behind her. Quickly she turned around, thinking it was a belt for a moment but instead found Eon holding a bowl of mac and cheese. Her eyes lit up like fireworks when she saw the bowl, and the smell drew her closer. It could be a trap to draw her in for him to eat and she wouldn't have cared, she hadn't had mac and cheese before, not the real stuff, just the solid noodles with powder cheese.


Climbing back on the bed she looked up at him with a bright smile, [+lightblue "Is this really for me Eon?"] She asked, waiting patiently to receive it. But that wasn't all, he even cleaned her room and made it look new, he was amazing in her eyes immediately. [+green "When that woman enters this place she will not see what I have done she will think it is as clean as what a child your height and age can manage. You need not worry about food anymore."] Slowly she took the bow in her hands after he sat it down taking one bit before tears filled her eyes, though she didn't let them fall. Turning to him she met his eyes with a genuine smile, [+lightblue "T-Thank you Eon,"] she said with a sniffle, quickly whipping her as before continuing to eat happily, enjoying the taste. [+green "I need no food to be ok. My job was I was going to and have to scare you, but you seem brave and strong."] 


As Lilith finished her mac and cheese she sat down the bowl  turning to look at Gideon who was now curled around her. Seeing this only made her smile, any other child would be horrified to have a creature so dead looking, huge, and dark curled around them but she was simply glad he was comfortable. There was a click. Lilith's head snapped to the door as she rushed to hide the bowl in the drawer of the bedside table, almost falling straight to the floor. 


[i "Hey freak are you alive in there or have you been eaten up already!"] Lilith shivered at the sound of the voice, Angus. [i Oh freak answer the door! Or I'll tell mama to come beat you black and blue for ignoring me."] The girl paled even more and got off the bed looking at Eon who seemed to suddenly be a source of comfort for her. As she reached the door that familiar rough and strong voice filled the room again. [+green "What do you want me to do little one?"] Her eyes met his, her eyes empty as they had been with the women, though they had the tiniest bit of light when turned toured the monster.  [+lightblue "Hold me after?"]she asked, her melodic voice suddenly shaking slightly before she took a deep breath and opened the door. [+lightblue "I'm not ignoring you Angus, I was finishing my beans,"] she lied with her head lowered in submission.
  Lilith (little monster) / Lynn8818 / 162d 17m 9s
He watched her open the can and he couldn't stand it anymore. He had to remember his training what was it they said.... He had been taken aback when she addressed him as Mr.Eon. he preferred Eon though suppose his full name was a bit of a mouthful to say [#c1e6b2 "Call me Eon. Little Monster."] he liked the sound of that and it rolled off his tongue so he stuck to it. He thought for a moment longer.

[I [#279054 Snap your fingers once for an item, that's it! I can get this child proper food. Good food and maybe some clothes. That fit her. Why isn't she scared of me. I practically cramp this room to full capacity. What other monsters reside within this building?]] He looked down at this fingers. He hoped it would work.

He make a soft snapping noise and he thought for a moment that a girl like her needed someone hot to warm her up and keep her strength up so he summoned an item from the collection of dishes he had been taught during his lessons. Children especially humans were partial to things that were simple but tasty. She was too small he thought to be eating a grand feast so he decided that the item that formed in his hand was a simple bowl of Mac and cheese. It was steaming yet warm to the touch as he looked around the room again.

She had only been allowed to take what she could carry, he could change that. He placed a hand on some of the objects and watched as the dust and age of some of the items was removed leaving behind newly cleaned pieces of furniture. [#c1e6b2 "When that woman enters this place she will not see what I have done she will think it is as clean as what a child your height and age can manage. You need not worry about food anymore."] he placed the bowl on the bedside table before huffing again, this room was claustrophobic and for a beast the size of him he needed space to move and stretch.

Gideon finally decided to answer the girl's question [#c1e6b2 "I need no food to be ok. My job was I was going to and have to scare you, but you seem brave and strong."]

[Center Down The Hall]

The two boys, Lilith's step siblings arrived into the bedroom and started to play neither of them named Fergus and Angus respectively scared for the little girl who lived in their attic, they enjoyed the luxuries in life and like their mother held the strong belief that she was a freak. They cared not for the monsters who lived under their beds, rather seeing them as inconveniences that really in reality didn't exist. Though the monsters beneath their beds could not say the same.

Underneath Fergus bed was a snake like beast who had a history of swallowing children whole in their sleep or whenever he was feeling particularly 'bored' the other monster on the other hand was a female who looks like a zombified feline with no eyes - unless you counted the eyes in her throat. Both had been transported to this house along with their respective children.

Angus had decided after getting bored with blocks to go pay Lilith a visit, the smaller of the two boys took his wooden blocks deciding it'd be fun to use them as weapons and trekked his way up the stairs, the key was still in the door by the time he stopped. He unlocked it. [I "Hey freak are you alive in there or have you been eaten up already!"]

[Center Inside the Attic]

Gideon watched Lilith with an unnerving level of fascination, deciding to wrap himself around the child in order for him to have at least a bit more space to spread out and stretch his limbs, he decided it'd be best not to move from where he was until he heard the lock click to suggest it was unlocked again. Was it that woman again? However he was surprised when he heard the voice of a small boy. Asking if the girl that was now under his care was eaten up yet or not. [I "Oh freak answer the door! Or I'll tell mama to come beat you black and blue for ignoring me."] now that he couldn't stand. He looked down at Lilith. [#c1e6b2 "What do you want me to do little one?"]

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  Gideon, Forest King. / BrokenScroll / 162d 1h 4m 41s
Red eyes stood out in the darkness that was the underneath of the bed, they were spine chilling… to other children. Though not scared of the revolting figure, she did flinch when one of his large claws with yellow tipped nails was placed on her cheek. Her light blue eyes watched as the misshapen thing crawled out the arms and bones shifting in unsettling ways. Soon the creature towered over her, yellowed antlers reaching the light that hung among the roof beams. Slowly sitting up, crossing her legs she looked up, her head all the way back to see it's head, his hand still cupping her tiny cheek. [+lightgreen "Hello child."] 


Lilith watched as the creature seemed to assess his surroundings, well she assumed it was male, the voice implied so. It's voice was rough, like gravel, and deep, with a growl like undertone. [+lightgreen "Who was that person. Why is this room so... small and cold."] Lilith watched him with curiosity, as he spoke, the skull face's jaw just opening and closing with exposed black muscle pulling tight with every opening.  [+lightblue "She was papa's wife, but he died. So I'm here. I wasn't allowed to bring stuff that wouldn't fit in my backpack. But that's alright,"] she said intelligently. 


Lilith tilted her head when a growl came from the creature's chest and out the skull. [+lightgreen "I must go back under the bed. I am Gideon. You are? That adult is coming back it seems she means to bring you some kind of food in a can. Is that all she feeds you? Things out of cans?"] Her small lips slightly curved into a smile hearing his name. [+lightblue "Ok, I'm Lilith. Nice to meet you, Mr. Eon. Can food is alright,"] she said before turning her head to the door quickly as the nob jiggled. 


A loud thud caused Lilith to flinch, before she realized it was her food. [i "There. You're fed. Don't make a mess. After you're done come down and polish the floors and clean your bloody room you lazy stupid freak."] Lilith looked at the women, all the light that had been shown in them while talking with Gideon was gone as she looked at the women. Then another loud slam as she left the room, Lilith again flinching before hearing the click of the lock. Taking a small breath Lilith stood slowly. [+lightgreen "Well isn't she just pleasant."]

Lilith had gotten up and went to her bag first, beginning to unpack. She could hear the creaking of the bed as Gideon crawled from beneath it. With that slight sparkle returning to her eyes Lilith turned to the creature carrying her bag to set on the dusty bedside table. [+lightgreen "Is this enough? I can go get food for you elsewhere if you let me."] Light blue eyes met bright red ones as she listened to him pulling herself onto her bed as she pulled out a can opener from her bag and a plastic spork.  [+lightblue "I don't let you do stuff Mr. Eon, you choose. It is plenty, I don't [b need] more,"] she said as she held out her tiny hand for the can. When the large claw gently sat the bent can on beans in her hand she gave him a tiny smile before opening the can, holding it out to him. [+lightblue "Are you hungry, Mr Eon?"] Despite how little she had and how she was treated Lilith remained calm, grateful, and sweet toured a creature who was meant to terrorize her even more.


She was a lot like her father, though she wouldn't know since he had hardly been home when he was alive, and her birth mother died from giving birth to her. Though her father never laid a hand on her he didn't stop his wife from doing so nore did he hide his hatred toured her for [b "murdering"] his beloved first wife. Her father had been kind, curious, and understanding, toured everyone else, so yes Lilith was like him but she looked a lot like her mother who had the light blue eyes and pale skin. Though Lilith's hair was a mystery, it was some sort of mutation of her mother's red hair gene causing another vibrant color, blue. Unlucky for Lilith, since this blue hair caused her to also be bullied at school.

 
  Lilith (little monster) / Lynn8818 / 162d 1h 23m 32s
He watched as the girl seemed to settle into the room, but he hadn't been prepared to watch her lie down and speak to him, he felt partially uncomfortable. He looked over her and at first he just wanted to turn away and ignore her when he saw the bruises.

[#279054 [I You've got to be kidding me, why is she covered in bruises? Why is there a bandage on her face? Who would hurt such a small child. No! I should not care. I am the monster and she is my ward, I am here to terrorise and make her life hell if she doesn't leave me alone... did the woman who slammed the door hurt her? Why was she blaming this child for a death?]] he reached his hand out to her placing a hand on her cheek, watching as she flinched. He slid out from under the bed, towering over the small human. He looked over her appearance. She was much too small for the sweater she was wearing; her clothes looked dirty and tattered. [#c1e6b2 "Hello child."] he kept his voice low, he realised she had probably kept her own voice low to avoid the attention of the person who had slammed the door. He inspected the room.

He had been shoved under the bed and hadn't the chance to look around the room, it was bare and barren and he cursed himself, what was the point of scaring and living with a child if a room didn't even look like a place for a child to sleep in. [#c1e6b2 "Who was that person. Why is this room so... small and cold."] He had been told by those before him that their children often lived in rooms full of colour and toys - things that they played with to have fun with. Fun. He hadn't remembered the last time he had fun.

The only source of light not including the small dangling one that his antlers nearly hit, was the window but even that was covered in dust. He paused and shut his eyes inhaling and listening to the building in which he and this small child resided in. He felt other sources of life, an adult and what seemed to be two younger ones, like the girl he had in his room.

[Center Downstairs]

[I "Oh we needn't worry she'll be stuck in that room all hours of the day expect for when she's at school. she's the reason my husband is dead. A total freak. She loves the monsters. Just like her father I hope she dies too. I mean once she's gone I'll have the fortune my sons and I deserve."] the woman thanked her friend before getting off the phone and looking at her two sons from her first marriage. Both of the boys were well fed and groomed and were currently eating big bowls of ice cream, she gave them encouraging loving looks before looking up a the ceiling [I "God I swear she's not worth feeding."] she then reached into one of the cabinets and produced a can of baked beans. [I "This will do, no point in her eating any more of our food tonight."]

[Center Back in the attic.]

He growled, his chest making a soft rumbling noise as he heard the woman speak, she was coming up the stairs he looked down at the girl again. [#c1e6b2 "I must go back under the bed. I am Gideon. You are? That adult is coming back it seems she means to bring you some kind of food in a can. Is that all she feeds you? Things out of cans?"]

He slid back under the bed just as he heard the clicking of the lock, he watched as the adult a woman in heels he realised now threw the can against the wall. [I "There. You're fed. Don't make a mess. After you're done come down and polish the floors and clean your bloody room you lazy stupid freak."] before slamming and locking the door once more. He cringed at the sound, he hated loud noises. [#c1e6b2 "Well isn't she just pleasant."] he rumbled again.

Gideon hadn't really known what to do at this point normally the relationship was the kid ignored or avoided the monster and the monster got to sleep and be lazy, but it seemed this was a far different case; this child was in danger and needed to be cared for. There was no love in that woman's voice. Children needed love Gideon remembered from his lessons before he was sent here. As he climbed out from under the bed again, he sat down making sure not to crush anything before he did and picked up the can. He tried to read it but was unsure of what it said; he only knew that food was inside of this odd object. [#c1e6b2 "Is this enough? I can go get food for you elsewhere if you let me."]

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  Gideon, Forest King. / BrokenScroll / 162d 2h 29m 56s
Bright blue eyes looked up at the woman who stood on the other side of the doorway. The woman had long black hair and cold, sharp, cruel blue eyes that glared into the young girl. Slowly the little girl no more than ten set her backpack down by the door. The bag was filled with everything she owned, besides what she was wearing. [i “Your father, sweet father is deceased now and it is up to me to raise you. But you will not have a free ride, you were always such a spoilt child. So you will stay here in the attic you will clean when you do not have to study. You will look after the top, bottom and every inch of this house. If you slack off I’ll have the police take you away so you’ll be forced to live in an orphanage. Remember don’t reach under the bed. Or maybe do. We have no use for a useless child like you.”] Those words hit deep, it hadn't been long since her father had died and her mother's abuse had only grown worse with his death. 


She flinched when the door slammed in her face before there was a click from the door. Whipping her eyes with her the baggy sleeve of her sweater she sniffled a couple times before going quiet and turning away from the door. Then the little girl collected herself and crouched to unpack her only bag. But as she croached she got a chill, she knew someone was watching her, she could feel it. Looking around for a moment it finally clicked. A new bed. A new monster. 


At the thought the girl's eyes gained a sparkle to them as she walked over to the bed. Slowly she lowered herself to the ground, carefully, aware of her bruises. She layed on her side afoot away from the bed and looked under with her short sapphire hair spread on the carpet as her cheek was pressed to the floor. With a warm smile she looked at the huge black, furry, and body creature that lurked under her new bed. 


[+blue "Hi… mr monster"] she said quietly, more afraid of her mother hearing and coming to hit her, again. She had a bandaid on her cheek, and wore a big sweater with tattered, and paint splattered jeans, as well as cute deer socks. The socks were the only new or none old looking thing she wore. Her hair was short and she almost looked like a boy though her voice was too high and melodic to be a boy's voice.

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  Lilith (little monster) / Lynn8818 / 162d 2h 46m 7s
In the world of Elvermourn, fairy tales and legends exist and it is here where the inhabitants are either cursed or not at all, here is a place where creatures are assigned in order to make dreams come true; humans once knew of the world of Elvermourn but by taking sciences and the known over the unknown and unexplained the humans forget the joy of running into a world of pure bliss and escape. Afraid of being erased the leaders of Elvermourn decided it was time if the humans were not to return then perhaps it would have been best for the humans to fear the creatures of Elvermourn.

Eons have passed now, and so we are here in a world where beasts who have lost the wars of Elvermourn are cursed to live under the beds of humans, and the rumours began to spread. ‘Don’t reach under the bed, when you sleep. Do not look under for the creatures there will swallow you up. They are our enemies and will eat you if you misbehave.’ A threat given to children who misbehaved to be afraid of the beasts that watched with their glowing eyes.

So comes the story of one Gideon Forest, once a great king in the world of Elvermourn, cursed to be a beast for losing the previous war, his titles stripped his life stolen and so he was assigned a girl. A mortal child that he didn’t care for he hoped he could just kill her and be over it, the creatures who assigned him told him she was different that she was not afraid and that in fact she had befriended or entirely ignored each beast in turn.

Thus begins his first night. He was forced and shoved under the bed during the waking hours that way he would be unnoticed, nothing happened really and he found himself falling asleep several times. Was a human ever going to sleep on the bed that he had been assigned, he didn’t care to know. If it was a child he’d eat them and if it was an adult than he’d ignore them.

He woke at the rustle and creaking of the door, his eyes scanned the bottom of the floor and noticed the sneakers and a bag full of possessions being dropped onto the floor. [i “Your father, sweet father is deceased now and it is up to me to raise you. But you will not have a free ride, you were always such a spoilt child. So you will stay here in the attic you will clean when you do not have to study you will look after the top, bottom and every inch of this house. If you slack off I’ll have the police take you away so you’ll be forced to live in an orphanage. Remember don’t reach under the bed. Or maybe do. We have no use for a useless child like you.”]

These words disturbed him as the door was slammed and locked, he felt the need to reach up and look from under the bed to see who his new room mate was but froze, he would not make moves to disrupt whoever they were if they did not cause trouble. He took a deep breath in and waited.

[#279054 [I Who are you? Why were you locked in here with me of all things? Why was that woman so cold and cruel towards you. How old are you child?]] these thoughts ran though his head as he waited for any sign of noise or movement. Gideon had never actually met a human and part of him absolutely feared that the child would go insane at the sight of him… he was ghastly he was cursed! He no longer looked majestic or beautiful he no longer had the appearance of a King. Oh no. No he was just a monster now stuck under a bed forced to survive knowing that this child would be the first of many he’d have to live with and perhaps watch.

His Antlers were no longer beautiful and long but short and marked with yellow, a sign of decay. His tail was no longer fluffy but disgusting… exposing his bones and not him. He was forced to wear this terrible mask and he hoped the child would understand. [#c1e6b2 "God please don't reach under the bed."] he whispered.

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  Gideon, Forest King. / BrokenScroll / 162d 2h 58m 0s
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