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Alla Chaikovskaya [ Inactive Character ]
1997 Posts  •  21  •  played by Inga
[Moscow - Nov 2001] Metalmen Matryoshka (Vera)
« on: December 16, 2017, 09:30:29 PM »
Why had she agreed to do this?

Alla looked at her reflection in the mirror. Even after she had used more make up than usual she still looked like death warmed up. What was even worse, the girl did not feel any better than she looked. However, when her father had owled her, asking if she could do him a favour she had felt unable to say no. Had she told him that she had no time or did not feel up to the task he had come up with he would have enquired further. She felt quite certain that either her father or her mother would have shown up at her doorstep had her answer been anything but yes.

The black long sleeved dress which was actually slim fit hang loosely now, looking like she had got it from an older sister or something along the lines of that. Until now Alla had not even been aware that she had lost weight. Self-consciously she pulled on the left sleeve of the dress so it hid the bandage she kept on her wrist. Somehow lately the cuts she made on herself did not heal properly anymore. She could perform healing spells and yet there were at least scars left, sometimes even wounds that started bleeding if she happened to prod at them. Not wanting to attract unwanted attention, Alla had decided that wearing a bandage that she could conceal with a long sleeve was her safest bet.

There was a party tonight; a party of the Moscow Metalmen. Her father apparently thought that Alla would be the right one to approach the team officials to let them sign a sponsoring contract. Why he thought so was beyond Alla's understanding. The girl assumed that her dad thought that a young blond girl who had even played Quidditch during her time at school would rather be able to convince the officials but she doubted it. In fact, she was afraid she could not secure this deal for the family business. What would her father say if she failed? He would probably think that she had not really tried hard enough. The necromancer bit her lips nervously. She really did not feel up to the task. If she could only bring Burmin to support her... However, her father had made quite clear that she was not to shop up with a skeleton at this party.

Maybe it was foolish, maybe it was an idea bound to backfire but Alla had nicked a corpse from the morgue of the funeral parlour - a pretty young wizard's body - and put him into dress robes. She had animated him to at least lead her into the hall where the party was going to take place. The Klyk Vampira graduate just didn't feel like turning up there alone despite the fact that she actually needed all her energy to keep going herself. She apparated to the location holding hands with the animated corpse. Once they had arrived the girl felt shaky and sickly. However, there was no time to think about that now. She looked at her companion skeptically now. He looked handsome and her animation had really worked well. The only thing that gave away that he was not really alive was his empty stare. She could not do anything about this now though.

They entered the hall and Alla made him take her coat. After he brought their coats to the cloakroom she made him sit down at the bar and walked through the hall on her high heels, looking for the people she had to talk to. Her attempt at a bright smile was maybe not as successful as it should have been but she still managed to steer up a conversation with one of the officials of the team, handing him a leaflet and talking about her father's idea to create magical matryoshki with the faces of the current team members of the Moscow Metalmen and selling those at her father's shop. The man seemed interested enough but did not want to make a decision right away. He told her to get a drink and talk later after he had had the chance to discuss this with other team officials.

Alla wasn't sure what to think of this. Not everything was lost yet but she would have preferred a clear answer now so she could just get home. Having to wait until the party would end was a prospect the Muscovite did not find intriguing at all. However, she went to the bar and ordered a vodka for herself. As she waited for her drink, the girl took a seat on a bar stool next to the animated corpse and rubbed her forehead which was beginning to ache like it often did these days when she was overexerting herself with necromantic experiments.

@Veronika Petrova



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Re: [Moscow - Nov 2001] Metalmen Matryoshka (Vera)
« Reply #1 on: December 23, 2017, 10:13:08 AM »

Alla Chaikovskaya [ Inactive Character ]
1997 Posts  •  21  •  played by Inga
Re: [Moscow - Nov 2001] Metalmen Matryoshka (Vera)
« Reply #2 on: December 26, 2017, 08:52:58 PM »
The first thought when she heard her name was that she did not want a conversation now. She felt tired, her headache was getting worse with every minute that she had to focus on keeping the corpse animated and she was beginning to feel sick. The glass of vodka she had ordered was standing right in front of her, still untouched. She knew it would not help. It was likely to make things worse and yet she had felt like it was the only thing she could order without feeling completely sick after the first sip.

As Alla looked at the young woman who addressed her she immediately recognised her. By her voice she would not have been able to tell who had approached her but looking at her, the necromancer at once recognised Veronika. She remembered her quite well from school, after all, Vera had been an extraordinary gifted Quidditch player already then. It did not surprise Alla to see her now either. Naturally the Muscovite knew the line up of the Moscow Metalmen and was quite aware that Veronika Nikolaievna was a part of the team.

"Veronika Nikolaievna," she said automatically in response. Her voice giving away that she was quite tired. Realising how she was sounding, the girl straightened her back and offered a warm smile before she continued in a forced more cheerful tone. "What a pleasure to see you. You look really stunning tonight. That dress is..." Alla didn't really know how to call it. The dress was like it came straight from a catwalk. it was way too revealing for her to ever consider wearing anything of the likes. "It's amazing. I thought you might be too busy to actually talk to people who are not..." she paused again, trying to find the right word but going for a not so perfect choice in the end, "important."

Subconsciously she rubbed her forehead, hoping the headache would go away and allow her to have a proper conversation. As it was she struggled to focus enough to find the right words to fit into sentences she already started. However, she did not only have to control herself but also her 'date'. Speaking of whom - Veronika seemed to just have noticed him. Alla wasn't sure if she wanted her former house mate to be aware of who he really was or if she should keep pretending that he was a proper date. She had not really thought about that in advance and now her headache seemed to be preventing her from seeing things clear. Noticing that the sleeve of her dress had slipped a little, allowing an observant person to take a glimpse of her bandage, Alla quickly tore on it so it almost hid half of her hand.

"Yes, sort of," she said, smiling weakly. "May I introduce him to you?!" Having voiced this more or less rhetorical question, Alla made the corpse get to his feet and step around Alla so he stood between the girls. "This is Andrey Pavlovich," the girl paused, not knowing what else to say about the recently deceased young man. He was a young wizard from Moscow but frankly, Alla had not taken the time to do a proper research. She knew nothing about the man other than that he was an exceptionally well built and pretty guy.

Even though she knew that it would only exhaust her further, the girl made the corpse bow, take Veronika's hand and lift it almost to his lips to simulate a kiss on the hand. "He does not really talk much..." Alla said in defence of the taciturn corpse. "He can dance quite well though."


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Re: [Moscow - Nov 2001] Metalmen Matryoshka (Vera)
« Reply #3 on: December 29, 2017, 09:51:56 AM »

Alla Chaikovskaya [ Inactive Character ]
1997 Posts  •  21  •  played by Inga
Re: [Moscow - Nov 2001] Metalmen Matryoshka (Vera)
« Reply #4 on: December 31, 2017, 10:52:38 AM »
Veronika's reaction to her compliment on the dress made Alla smile. She had believed that a Quidditch player who was well built with no blemishes like the ones Alla had due to necromantic experiments would be fond of her body and would like to expose it in a revealing dress like the one Veronika wore. "Nah, it's really not that bad. I take it you didn't get to choose what you're wearing today?" Alla observed how Vera asked for more vodka and turned her gaze down to her so far untouched glass. Should she drink it at all?

Her train of thought was interrupted by Vera now complimenting her on her dress. "Why thank you," Alla said, her surprise clearly audible in her voice. She did not think that she looked pretty in that black dress. In fact, it was a dress she occasionally wore when she attended funerals just that she combined it in a different manner then. Black was always a good choice for almost every occasion except, maybe, weddings.

The thought that anybody could recognise the deceased young man she brought to the party had never really occurred to Alla. However, immediately when Veronika repeated the name she had offered, she felt that this might have been a very stupid idea in the end. She felt a shiver run down her spine as she became aware that she might thus lose the deal she was here for. Her parents would definitely be infinitely mad at her and what was worse, they'd be disappointed. Maybe, just maybe she could manoeuvre herself out of this predicament. Yet, for that she'd need to choose her words wisely which was hard given the hammering headache and the exhaustion that made her just think about resting now.

Her fear was confirmed only a split second later when she saw that Veronika suddenly paled recognisably. Alla wondered briefly if Veronika was now even paler than she was herself and as pale as the corpse that was still standing between them. The girl listened closely to Vera's whispers, relieved that she was talking quietly so that nobody else could overhear them. She glanced at the deceased man and tried to remember if she had seen him alive. She could not recall having seen him before but then again this didn't mean that he hadn't attended Durmstrang when she had been an underclassman.

"No," Alla said calmly. "You're mistaken. I see a certain similarity between the two of them but this is definitely Andrey Pavlovich." She didn't want to lie so bluntly but nothing else really came to her mind. Although she already felt close to fainting due to the exhaustion of keeping the corpse animated, the girl made him perk up, wave at someone further away from them and nod at them before turning on his heels and leaving the two girls alone. Alla watched him get swallowed by the mass of people but had to keep focused to guide him out of the hall and towards the bathroom. Hopefully nobody would take a proper look at him there.

Yet, controlling an animated corpse that was even out of sight was harder than Alla had expected. She could feel that there was something in the way, that he'd bumped into something. Maybe she had not steered him out of the hall at all? Had he missed the door? Walked into the wall? The young necromancer suddenly felt dizzy, she was breathing hard as she slid off the stool and made a tentative step away from the bar. "Ugh," she gasped, "I am quite unwell all of a sudden..." The world seemed to spinning fast now, making it impossible for Alla to go and search for the lost corpse. If he bumped into the wall and fell, people would hopefully assume that he only just died instead of guessing the truth.


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Re: [Moscow - Nov 2001] Metalmen Matryoshka (Vera)
« Reply #5 on: April 16, 2018, 06:10:58 PM »

Alla Chaikovskaya [ Inactive Character ]
1997 Posts  •  21  •  played by Inga
Re: [Moscow - Nov 2001] Metalmen Matryoshka (Vera)
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