Post by Callid Warren on Jun 27, 2008 19:49:29 GMT -8
Monday, August 9th 2010
Callid strolled briskly through the manor hallways. It had been exactly a month since the masquerade, and his plot was underway. Sienna understood the plan and knew her role. He had been communicating randomly through vague notes he would send to her at night, and now it would pay off. He had purposefully chosen a day that he knew Trevor wouldn't be here. This was not only because he didn't need to deal with that paranoid fool, but because the security was also a little more lax. He kept his eyes peeled for any possible obstacles as he passed through the manor. A slave or two here and there, but nothing that was beyond his handling. There was nothing suspicious about him being here - after all he was a Death Eater. He also made sure that nothing was suspicious about his attitude either, though to anyone who knew him well enough it wouldn't really matter. He ascended the stairs that led to Trevor's office, but instead of going to his door, he turned to his secretary's room - Natalya's office.
He knocked on the open door, stepping in to speak to the woman who seemed to be doing some meaningless task for her Lord. "Miss Grant - Would Williams happen to be in? I have my monthly report." He knew the answer to the question, obviously. And it was true that he did have his report. Governing over the southern part of the country did require a monthly report, which he did have, so technically his visit was legitimate. It was all a ruse however, as the Trevor-loving wretch in front of him would soon find out.
This was the part of her job that Natalya really hated: sorting through the piles upon piles of requests for audiences with Trevor. Most of them were from followers or new recruits who thought they could get ahead by making small talk with the Lord. In fact, of the hundreds of these requests Natalya went over in a week, barely 20 would be important enough to even mention to Trevor let alone actually grant the audience. As she placed yet another waste of her time in the reject pile, she looked up to see a man in her doorway. Slightly startled, she realized she recognized the man, though recognition didn't make his presence any more pleasant. Even if she had liked him, she wouldn't have been pleased to see him when she was so busy. No, Warren, Trevor is not in. I believe he'll be out for the rest of the day, in fact. Sorry. Without so much as a dismissive gesture, Natalya returned to the stack of requests and ignored Callid's presence.
Post by Callid Warren on Jun 27, 2008 22:07:39 GMT -8
"Well then I suppose you'll just have to give him the report for me then, won't you?" He gave a mischievous smile as he walked forward and sat the report on her desk, positioning himself just out of sight from the doorway. He wouldn't give away his motive just quite yet. She seemed determined to ignore him - good, all the better. He glanced at all the paperwork she was going over. "Williams has you working quite hard doesn't he?" He was using the twit - how could she possibly enjoy this job? Oh well, he would alleviate her burden soon enough. Trying to picture Sienna doing this type of work in her cousin's place was slightly amusing. He imagined she'd have been burning half these requests to see her "Lord" by this point into it. It would get her close to Trevor though and that was important. At the moment he was assessing Natalya to determine just how difficult it would be to control her.
Without looking at him Natalya rolled her eyes and said brusquely, Yes, I suppose I will, Warren. Just leave the report on that table by the door and I'll give it to Trevor on monday morning. Now If you'll excuse me, you can see I'm rather busy. You know where the door is; feel free to show yourself the way out. Dear Merlin, couldn't the man take a hint? Any idiot could see she was up to her eyeballs in paperwork. And of course she had to finish sorting all the requests before she left today unless she wanted to stay late.. And honestly, who would want to have to work later than what they should have to? Looking up to see if Callid had taken the hint and left yet, she noticed he seemed to be looking her over intently. What a creeper...but whatever. If he tried anything, she could have one of the guards here in moments. Frowning and glaring at him slightly Natalya asked roughly, Is there a reason you're staring at me, Warren? If not, I'd appreciate you leaving...
Post by Callid Warren on Jul 22, 2008 21:35:12 GMT -8
As he stood there and "stared", Callid was actually surveying the area, preparing for the moments to come. He was in luck and spotted exactly what he was looking for. Her purse was sitting on a chair just off to the side and out of it her wand was poking. While she was distracted with one of her papers, he quickly snatched it, only moving his arm. As she finally became irritated by his presence, he knew it was time to begin. "Ah yes, the door." He slowly waltzed over to it, only to quickly close it and lock it from the inside. He turned back to her with an insidious grin. "Why yes actually, my dear, there were several reasons for my staring." As she instantly reached for her wand he held it out in front of him, dangling it between his fingers. Her expression was priceless. He pocketed it, brandished his own wand, and continued on. "And don't worry about trying to call the guard. I don't know how well sound-proofed this room is, but even still it is exactly noon. The guard are on their twenty minute lunch break, and their fill-in has come down with a rather nasty bout of the flu as it were." He raised his eyebrows in that weaselly way only he could, suggesting there was much more than just the face value of his statements. Pointing his wand at her, he took a step forward. "Your compliance would certainly be appreciated, not that you'll have a choice in the matter."
Natalya glared angrily at the weasel holding her wand as he took a step closer to her and threatened her. What the hell did he want with her?! True, she was close to Trevor, but she was just his secretary. Well, there was the whole lovers thing...but nothing had happened for a month or more...and besides, no one knew about their 'thing' anyway. So what the hell did he think he was doing?! And how weak did he think she was that she was just going to let him do whatever he planned to do without fighting back? No...she would not just lay down and let him have his way. Standing angrily, she came around her desk, standing defiantly in front of Callid. Oh, I don't have a choice, do I? I beg to differ, Warren... With that, she kneed him hard in the groin and ran for the door, hitting the secret lever that was installed in the unlikely even that she would be locked in with an attacker. She would have to remember to thank Trevor for insisting on that, if she got out of here that is. Starting to panic, she yanked the door open, ready to scream for help.
Post by Callid Warren on Aug 7, 2008 21:08:13 GMT -8
Natalya's actions had taken him aback. It wasn't the defiant attitude - he'd expected that much - but the sheer stupidity it took to do. Had she forgotten who was holding the wands. Her knee made him wince but it certainly wasn't enough to incapacitate him for any decent length of time. She ran to the door, and pulled what was apparently some lever that automatically unlocked the door. Why she bothered was beyond Callid - the door was locked from the inside and could just be unlocked manually. Perhaps she thought he had done something to the door from the outside before entering? She'd given him too much credit then, and the small amount of time it cost her allowed him to recover and pursue. Where or what exactly she intended to go or do was beyond him; had she not listened to his little speech? The guards were gone and he doubted the slaves would be too keen on helping. Sheer stupidity.
However, he could not risk the chance of there being some random Death Eater in the manor at the moment, and so he had to shut her up. Pointing out his wand right at her back he hissed "Silencio". Not wasting any time, he decided to make her regret her stupidity and weaken her will a bit. "Crucio" She'd only made it a step or two out of the door as the spell caused her to fall to the floor in what he could assume was silent pain. He swished his wand to drag her body back inside and relocked the door. He stood over her, focusing on the curse for a minute or so before releasing her. "No, Grant. You don't have a choice. Imperio."
She was going to make it. She had the door open, and she had a clear shot down the hallway. So what if Callid had her wand? She could still make it...
As she heard him behind her, Natalya finally started to panic. She frantically tried to run down the hallway, preparing to scream. She didn't care if Callid said there was no one here, she was going to scream. Just as she prepared to scream, she heard Callid cast the silencing charm, then her heart stopped at the curse he followed it with. She had never been tortured before, but she knew it was going to hurt... As the curse hit her, Natalya collapsed to the floor, screaming silently, writhing in agony. Through the haze of pain fogging her mind, she felt her body get dragged back into her office. As Callid stood over her, Natalya screamed and pleaded with him, but to no avail; the silencing charm had seen to that.
When he finally removed the curse, Natalya lay on the floor curled up in a ball as the aftershocks of pain rolled through her. She looked up at Callid when he spoke, not caring she looked pathetic, and just as she opened her mouth to respond, she felt her mind go blank. The imperious curse had her...
Post by Callid Warren on Aug 12, 2008 17:59:41 GMT -8
Callid brushed himself off, cracked his neck, and breathed a sigh of relief and victory. The hardest part of this little breakout scheme was complete and the rest was downhill. He turned backed toward the girl's body and began. To emphasize and strengthen his commands, he repeated them out loud in addition to in her mind. "Stand up." He stood there waiting and after she was upright, he continued. "Now then... why don't you be a good girl and go fetch that cousin of yours, Sienna. In no way are you to stop or speak to anyone along your way back or forth . You will, however, act natural. You will not tell Sienna why you need her, and you will bring her straight back. Is that clear?" Receiving only a blank expression, he smiled. "Good. Now go..." After she left, he pulled up a chair that sat along the wall and sat down. He rocked back and forth on the back legs but kept a wary eye on the door - there was no guarentee of success, no matter how likely. He was confident though, and couldn't help but smirk out of satisfaction as he waited.
To put it lightly, Sienna was FREAKING OUT! Not that she'd let it show in the slightest. She knew Callid was at this moment dealing with her bimbo cousin, and any minute he would send Natalya to get her. She only hoped it would be soon; she couldn't take the worrying much longer. There were so many things that could go wrong and where would that leave them then? Since this was both her and Callid's second chance, Trevor would probably just kill them both to eliminate the nuisance. Uugh...she had to get ahold of herself. Just chill out, she kept telling herself. He'll get it done...
After another ten minutes that felt like ten years, Natalya entered the slave quarters. Sienna allowed herself a satisfied smirk as she noticed the blank expression on her cousin's face as Natalya relayed Callid's orders. To keep up the ruse, Sienna snorted and sneered, obviously unhappy about having to go with Natalya. Fine, whatever. Let's go, then... She followed her cousin back to her office, smirking as she entered, seeing Callid reclined comfortably there. Shoving her blank-faced cousin out of the way, Sienna perched herself on the edge of Natalya's desk, smirking at Callid. Half-way there, Callid...
Post by Callid Warren on Aug 12, 2008 19:23:58 GMT -8
As the door opened, Callid held his wand at arms but quickly lowered it upon seeing who it was. "And it's the easier half," was his reply to Sienna who was looking somewhat relieved. He hopped off of his chair, walked over to the door and locked it. Now was not the time for them to be disturbed. He reached into his front pocket, pulling out two small vials. Each one contained polyjuice potion- he had more back in storage at his home, but this amount was sufficient. "Now then..." He uncorked a vial, turned back to his puppet, and plucked a strand of golden hair off her head. He placed it into the potion, and it turned a cool shade of lavender. He then cut a small lock of her hair off and placed it into a bag which he pocketed in order to have a stock supply. He handed the prepared vial over to Sienna and uncorked the second. He held out his hand, and simply said "And yours?" indicating that he needed a hair of hers. After he received it, he placed it in the second vial. It turned a brillant shade of scarlet. He handed over to Natalya, and commanded her, "Drink."
Sienna watched Callid prepare the polyjuice anxiously. She hated drinking polyjuice, absolutely hated it. Not that she knew anyone who really enjoyed it, but still. It was disgusting. Watching Natalya's hair be added to the vial meant for her, Sienna cringed as the thick liquid changed from brown to lavender, the voice in her head pointing out that at least it looked pretty if nothing else... Trying not to gag as the smell wafted up into her face as she took the vial from Callid, Sienna muttered to no one in particular, "I hate this crap...makes me wanna vomit..." Prolonging the inevitable as long as she could, she watched as her cousin mindlessly drank the scarlet potion, her features changing as she stared blankly ahead, completely oblivious. It was rather odd looking at an exact carbon-copy of herself though, Sienna had to admit...
Post by Callid Warren on Sept 4, 2008 15:52:16 GMT -8
Ok, one down, one to go. "Yes well I’m afraid you’ll have to if you ever want to get out of here, so try to refrain. If I had to venture a guess, I would say it would probably taste sickeningly sweet with a nasty aftertaste.” He waited for her to drink it to see if he was right. That had always been the impression he got from the little twit. As he watched her shapeshift into Natalya, it was hard to tell himself that the two of them had switched places. Just the sight of Natalya annoyed him, so he would have to be careful not to make a nasty comment and remember who it really was. The next part of the plan would involve Callid leaving alone so as not to arouse suspicion, and for Sienna to take control of her cousin to find out her routines and interests. After all, they would be switching places from now on, and it needed to be as unnoticeable as possible. He waited to make sure Sienna was ready before moving on.
Sienna made a face and downed the vial in one swallow, gagging as she drank the potion, barely managing to swallow it. "Ooh, Merlin! Tastes like sugar-water...sickening little twit..." Walking over to the mirror behind Natalya's desk, she groaned when she saw her reflection, or rather 'Natalya's' reflection. "God...I think I just felt my I.Q. drop fifty points...aww, hell...I'm shorter too...this is just ridiculous...I can't even stand to look at myself..." Becoming momentarily distracted by her new and less-improved look, Sienna continued to moan and groan to herself as Callid waited.
Post by Callid Warren on Sept 6, 2008 10:20:30 GMT -8
Callid had a slightly smug look when his prediction about the polyjuice taste was correct, but he held in any 'i told you so's. He gave a minor eyeroll as she complained about her appearance. Honestly, wasn't it enough that we would finally be free? "Oh come now, there were a lot worse people we could have done this with than her. Now if you're done whining, shall we continue?" They had a few more issues to discuss, and then Callid would leave the two of the to get... "reacquainted" as it were. He and Sienna would then rendezvous in a few hours in order to iron out the rest of the details.
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