Post by Callid Warren on Sept 6, 2008 15:35:30 GMT -8
Monday, August 9th 2010; 1:00 PM
Callid's cute little face was currently peeping just ever so slightly out from a rather large bush. Yes, he was in animagus form and thusly a ferret. He was currently in a small park just outside of London, constructed in among one of the many suburban areas cropped up around the city. It had only been a mere hour since he had administered his plot to free Sienna from slavery, and now he was waiting to see if it was successful. Many things could have gone wrong, but he remained confident that everything had gone smoothly. Not confident enough to stand out in broad daylight, waiting for Sienna, obviously, but still... He sat in the bush, extremely well hidden, waiting for her to appear. If anyone else he knew were to appear, perhaps hunting him down if something had gone awry, he'd know the jig was up and would immediately apparate. So there he waited... a cute little ferret, hidden among a bush.
Everything had gone according to plan so far. Sienna had effectively switched places with Natalya and had all the information she needed to convince the Death Eaters it was Natalya working for Trevor. Getting out of the manor had been so blessedly simple too. She simply walked by the Imperium Guards at the front door, simpered a few words of conversation with them, and viola! She was free.
Walking down a sidewalk in the London suburb she was supposed to meet Callid in, the only thought running through her mind was 'I'm free.' She had literally been through hell during the time she had been a slave, and now suddenly she found herself a free woman. As stupid as it sounded, everything seemed new to her. It had been so long since she had been outside in the sunshine...Absorbed in her own thoughts, Sienna didn't notice the small ferret hidden in the bushes as she walked by, but just kept walking into the park.
Post by Callid Warren on Sept 6, 2008 17:40:49 GMT -8
Callid finally spotted Sienna/'Natalya' as she passed by. He watched her for a few moments to ensure it was actually her and not some sort of trap. She seemed very lost in herself; this would be expected as it had been some time since she'd been free. Deciding it was probably her, he weaseled his way back behind the bush where there was room, but was still obscured by the bush in front and the brick wall that surrounded the park behind. He certainly didn't need anyone seeing him shapeshift out of his animagus. Back to himself, he apparated out from behind the bush, to just next to Sienna. (She didn't need to know that he'd been hiding in the bushes). He hoped that his sudden appearance wouldn't startle her. Perhaps not, since she'd be expecting it "All went according to plan then, I see "Natalya'."
Sienna was so lost in her own mind that she didn't even notice Callid's approach. Startled by his sudden appearance and speech, she spun quickly around, wide-eyed with fear, not realizing it was Callid and not someone coming after her. Seeing it was only Callid, Sienna smacked him in the arm and scowled at him viciously as she said, in perfect Natalya form, "What in Merlin's name is your problem, Warren?! You scared me!" Dropping the bimbo act, she chuckled in her own voice and added, "Seriously, you did scare me...You couldn't have just apparated a few feet in front of me or something?" Smirking slightly, she moved to a bench a few feet off the path they were on and sat down.
Post by Callid Warren on Sept 15, 2008 15:57:47 GMT -8
Callid rolled his eyes at her little response. "Hush, 'Natalya'." He replied with particular emphasis to keep her voice lower. He took a seat next to her, making sure that there was nobody in the park before drawing his wand. "If I would have apparated in front of you, you would have walked into me. Now then... business." He flicked his wand and summoned up a medium sized chest. "As you requested," he said, handing her the chest. "You know, your family might want to consider tightening up their security on that lodge. Better yet, they should get rid of the damn thing altogether - I was almost certain it would fall to pieces the second I stepped into it." He gave an amused smirk as he then reached into his pocket and pulled out a small envelope. He handed it to her. "This is your key to your hotel room; a penthouse suite of course." He sniggered for a second before continuing on. "Your hotel is located right at the corner of this avenue," he said, pointing to the road just outside the main entrance of the park, "which is why, of course, I brought you here. May I suggest we continue our business in there? I dislike conducting business in the open and I'm afraid your polyjuice hour is almost up." He was certain that she was eager to turn back into the real her.
Sienna shuddered as he called her Natalya. "Ugh...that name gives me the willies...Yeah, Greanfather always said he was going to demolish it but he never got around to it." Watching him conjure her chest, she couldn't help but smile as she took it from him. It had been almost two years since she had had anything of her own, even her own clothes. As her own thoughts invaded her mind again, she barely heard the rest of what Callid said. As he mentioned the polyjuice, she snapped back to reality and looked at her watch, exclaiming, "Oh shit! You're right!" Standing up and hefting her trunk under her arm rather awkwardly, she started off then stopped after a few feet, looking back at Callid a little sheepishly. "Where did you say the hotel was?"
Last Edit: Sept 15, 2008 17:09:31 GMT -8 by sienna
Post by Callid Warren on Sept 15, 2008 17:34:53 GMT -8
"At the corner of this avenue," he repeated and pointed. It annoyed him when people didn't listen to him, but he didn't react to it. There wasn't enough time. "Come. I'll show you." He briskly walked out of the park and onto the sidewalk keeping an eye out for anyone who might see them. He led her down the road the rest of the block to the corner where a five-story hotel stood. Pushing through the revolving door, he gave a nod to the bell hop as he continued into the elevator. "I already checked you in, so you'll be fine for the next month," he said indicating the keyhole for the key he gave her that would take them to the penthouse.
Sienna bristled at the look he gave her when he repeated the hotel's location and said scathingly, "Oh don't give me that look, Callid. I've been isolated and alone for two years; excuse me if my concentration is a little off..." Following him out of the park and down the street to the hotel, she tried to hide herself from view as best she could. She wasn't sure, but being Williams' secretary had to put Natalya in the limelight occaisionally and Sienna didn't want to run the risk of someone recognizing her yet. As she followed him into the elevator and inserted the key, she sighed and said, "I'm sorry, Callid. I didn't mean to snap at you like that." When the elevator stopped at the top floor, Sienna stepped out and opened the door to her suite, silently admiring the luxury of it, something she hadn't had in nearly two years. Placing her trunk on the table behind the couch she opened it and lovingly took out her wand, leaving the spare tucked in its place, looking over the rest of her belongings. Without turning away from her things, she said to Callid a little awkwardly, "Thank you for the room, by the way. I would offer to reimburse you for it, but...I haven't many funds of my own at the moment...Shit!" she gasped as her polyjuice wore off and pain spread through her body. Not that it was that painful, just came as a shock at first, bringing Sienna to her hands and knees as her body shuddered and shifted back into her own. Panting slightly when it stopped, she grimaced in annoyance at Natalya's clothes, being too small for her. Standing slowly, still a little disoriented from her transformation, she rifled through her trunk and pulled out a pair of tight black jeans and a scarlet v-neck and headed into her bedroom, saying, "I'll be right back...I can barely move in her clothes..."
Last Edit: Sept 15, 2008 18:21:41 GMT -8 by sienna
Post by Callid Warren on Sept 15, 2008 18:34:38 GMT -8
"It's fine." Truth be told he hadn't paid too much attention to her comment, being more focused on getting them into the hotel while being as unseen as possible. He followed her into the room as she opened it, glad to be out of the open. The sound of the elevator returning to the main floor was an assuring relief. "A mere drop in a pool of resources..." he began, but was interrupted by her transformation. Personally, he was glad that he was finally with the 'real' Sienna. Talking to that twit slowly got to him over time. As she went to go change Callid replied, "Her clothes weren't the only things that were too small." He had, of course, been referring to her mind, but Sienna could take it how she wanted. He walked over to a nearby couch and sat down in it, relaxing while he patiently waited for Sienna to get changed.
Sienna rolled her eyes at his comment about Natalya as she walked into the bedroom, smirking slightly. "So not going there with you, Callid dear..." she replied sarcastically as she attempted to free herself from Natalya's too-small blouse without ripping it. She knew exactly what he meant, but Sienna just couldn't resist jabbing at him a little. Afterall, what was a little sarcasm between friends?
After several minutes of wriggling and pulling at them, Sienna finally managed to peel Natalya's pants off herself. She never really realized how much more of a figure she had than her twit of a cousin, but apparently there was more of a difference than there appeared, if the slightly stretched state of her trousers was any indication. After pulling on her own shirt and pants, Sienna looked at herself in the large full-length mirror across the room, surprised at her reflection. Slavery had taken its toll on her, it seemed. In her tight-fitting clothes it was obvious she had lost weight; her face was a bit care-worn and her cheekbones stood out prominently. Sighing at herself she turned from the mirror and headed back out to Callid, sitting opposite him in the living room and waiting for him to speak.
Post by Callid Warren on Sept 15, 2008 20:40:40 GMT -8
Callid watched as Sienna finally reentered the room several minutes later. Even out of her cousins clothes, it was noticeable how thin and gaunt she'd become. "Now then..." he began, deciding where to start first. "We obviously have a few things we need to go over. As for long term plans, those can wait: I'm certain you're just relieved to finally be free and wish to get comfortable with your accommodations. However, we do have a few matters we must discuss." He stood up as he continued to talk, watching into the kitchen to pour himself a glass of water. "Firstly, is how to prolong the polyjuice potion. My supply isn't endless, and we can't expect your cousin to keep taking it every hour without getting caught, not to mention the own hassle you'd face having to take it every hour as well. You said you believed you had a solution to this?"He sat back down on the couch across from her as he sipped his drink.
Sienna listened as Callid spoke, nodding and smiling slightly when he said their long term plans could wait. He knew her well even after two years apart. As he mentioned the polyjuice, she nodded again and went to her trunk. Searching through the compartments for what she was looking for, she finally pulled out a battered diary and a small key. At the look on Callid's face, she said, "Relax, it was never really a diary. I used it as a log of potentially useful spells and potions I found in our library growing up. The diary guise was just a deterrant for that twit of a cousin of mine. If she had found what was in it, she would've blabbed to Grandfather; she always was a snitch." Opening the small book, she flipped through to a section she had written on potions, scanning the pages until she found the one she wanted. "Ah, here. I found this in my last year at school. It's described as a 'long-term Polyjuice...'" Handing the book to Callid to let him read it, she continued. "If you think this would work for our purposes, I would suggest we test it for a time to see how 'long-term' it really is. After my experiences with my family, I'm not all that inclined to trust previous generations either..."
Post by Callid Warren on Sept 16, 2008 8:54:03 GMT -8
Callid raised an eyebrow as Sienna fetched out the diary from her chest, wondering what it really was. A fleeting thought passed through his mind as she explained; wouldn't her cousin tried to have read her diary? She seemed like the kind of brat who would have; then again they were cousins, and Sienna resourceful enough to hide it in clever places. He was so glad that he was an only child. He quickly shoved those thoughts out of his mind though to return to business.
He took the book from Sienna and glanced through the ingredients. He had them all in stock, so it wouldn't be terribly hard to make. It wasn't all that different from the basic potion; a few extra ingredients here and there, and slightly more complex timings. Still it was manageable. When finished looking at it, he handed the book back over to Sienna. "Yes, but we'd need to find a desirable test subject first. Your cousin would be the obvious choice, if it weren't for the fact that it could expose our plan if it didn't end up working. So then... where to get a guinea pig...?" It was an interesting question, but one with an answer as he mischievously glanced toward the door. This was a hotel after all, and under the current government muggles went missing left and right. What was another one or so? Or perhaps to avoid unnecessary attention, they could just pick one up at some random location. Whatever - the stupid things were everywhere anyway.
Smirking evilly Sienna retorted, "Well this is a hotel, Callid. It won't be that difficult to find someone suitable. I could simply go to the restaurant this evening and-" And what? Any other time she would've said 'go to the restaurant and simply seduce some muggle into returning to her room with her and put him under the imperius curse.' But after seeing her reflection in that mirror, she wasn't so confident. She had always been gorgeous (or so she was told) and lean with plenty of muscle tone; now she was obviously too thin with next to no muscle tone and too prominent bones. 'What man would want that?' she thought to herself, more than a little disgusted at the situation. 'It's not like it's my fault I look this way...that's what happens when you're barely fed...damn it...' Granted she could still see her old self under the stress of slavery, but she wasn't at all sure her old tricks would work in her current physical state. Realizing she had abruptly stopped talking and Callid was giving her an odd look, she quickly cleared her throat and stood, walking over to the in-suite bar and pouring herself a large glass of firewhiskey. "Nevermind..."
Post by Callid Warren on Sept 16, 2008 17:27:04 GMT -8
Callid knew what he should say, but knowing and saying were two different things. He tried to come up with whatever sort of condolence he could must. "Relax. You may be a little more rough around the edges, but you're nothing less than what you were before. If anything you are more: determination and willpower drive the soul, and you've had nothing to hold onto but those very things. Now, allow me to simplify the process. May I borrow your key for a moment?" He then strolled over to the balcony door and stepped outside.
Waiting for a proper target to pass by, he cast the Imperius curse and had the target immediately proceed into the hotel. Callid then stepped back inside, walked through the suite, and headed out and down the elevator. Moments later he returned back up accompanied by a young blonde man. As they stepped in to meet Sienna, Callid looked at the Muggle and said "Well? Compliment the lady." The man proceeded to get down on his knees in front of her and replied:
"You are the most beautiful woman I've ever seen in my life, and I am your worthless slave, yours to do with what you will."
Callid smirked as he waited to see her reaction.
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