“Audrey! What are on you doing? Let’s get out of here!”
“I’m looking for something!”
I had already made quick work of scanning the area. I was kneeling down checking corpses when Vince had yelled out. I knew all too well he would disprove if I said what my search was exactly for. I just kept my head down checking corpse after corpse for weapons. My mind fully focus on the task as David watched while screaming his head off. Had I put too much thought into it I’m sure I would let my bitterness win leaving David to his demise, but I was better than that and he had done almost as much for me.
My search had seemed to be turning up nothing, but then I spotted him propped up against a tree motionless. A corpse dressed in fatigues. He wore a helmet and tactical gear. Gear that held weapons.
Demetrio or Demetri, in this case, is back in a new modeling competition hosted by Ina. Starring Role is over. so I figured I give him a chance to model a little. Also changed his name back to Demetri since he's taking a break from acting. ;P
Joined another comp since Face Off got cancelled and Starring Role is pretty much done with. It's based on fashion and our chosen animals. I'm really not feeling confident about it since my brain keeps blanking on it, but I'm trying. Here's the link if you're interested in lurking since it's a really unique comp.
I watched it burn till sun rise. Till it was nothing more than a pile of rubble and flickering embers.
Thick smoke still darkened the sky, but something about the sun shining through gave me hope. Life even. Whenever I saw the sight of it in the sky and felt its comforting warmth I knew I had made it another day. I only wondered if my father had gazed upon the same sun rise. Had he made it another day? My uncle surely hadn’t, but his shelter had outlived him at least. I’m sure I would have waited forever there for my father to show up. The two of us would have had a good laugh about his crazy old fool of a brother being right over a meal, but that wouldn’t happen now. It was all gone. Everything.
Playboy bachelor, Lance is used to pulling off one-night stands and breaking hearts, but things change one morning when he's the one left waking up alone. So with only the memories of their steamy tryst and the place they met, Lance seeks out the woman who played him all the while finding himself thinking about her non-stop. Thus a game of cat and mouse begins. Can either be tamed long enough to fall in love?
In the scene, a night with his paramour leads to the tricky dance of who will wake up first. Lance looks in the mirror thinking he's finally won, but the woman has other plans.
I faced Vince and our captors now. The fire still going steadily beside us. I tightened my grip on my weapon and prepared myself to fight, but Vince pleads had me rethinking my strategy. "Audrey. Run. Go,“ he begged.
Ok. A couple things have happened these past few months. My birthday happened and went as you know. I eventually got my Nintendo Switch in the mail a week later. My grandmother happened to be looking through the blinds when the UPS dude drove up. The dude literally just left it on the porch, so I'm glad she was looking out at the time. Would have been gone with my f**ed up neighbors.
Now I must say the Nintendo Switch is awesomesauce. I only got a few games, but the best game so far is Zelda: Breath of the Wild. It's a completely beautiful open world with so much to do. Never a boring moment. It's amazing! Plus it's nothing like the Zelda's of the past for me when it comes to saving and dungeons. Like it's the first Zelda game I'm truly content with. Yes, it's still freaking hard, but I love it. xD I also like Mario Kart a lot too and Arms is pretty cool. My only complaint about the Switch is the pricing of the games. $60 dollars for a game that's smaller than a DS cartridge should be a crime!!! That's too damn expensive for any game that's not a PC game. It's double the price of most games I own! I'm going need a job just to keep up.
Haha, on that note I have a job. Well, I haven't started yet, but my job interview was Friday and manager dude called me up to tell me I was hired that same day. 😃 The job is not glamorous whatsoever. It's Mcdonalds, but it's a job. A job is a job, especially in these times. I believe my city was listed as one of the worse cities to find a job among other things, so I'm lucky to get anything. Especially with my job gap and lack of experience to boot. I was to suppose to receive orientation Monday, but it got moved to Wednesday. Hopefully, they teach me how to use the register come Wednesday, which is a big thing I MUST learn to move up and be able to be qualified for better jobs in the future. I really hope I can handle myself much better in this job. I'm a lot more mature than I was when I was working at Kmart and my meds for hormonal issue really help my anxiety, so I'm hoping this a positive experience for me. TBH, this is where I should have started off at. Oh well. I'm going make the best of this opportunity. 👍
As for anything else....Roxie is fine and almost 7 years old. My grandmother turned a year older and still her spunky lovable self. I got new pets. A bowl full of guppies and they had babies, so that's been interesting. I also have a new favorite show to add to the list. Preacher! I didn't get it at first, but I love me some Jesse, Cassidy, Tulip now.
This woman is my spirit animal.
On a more serious and simming note, I do feel my time amongst you simmers is dwindling. This year may be my last when it comes to the community. As time goes on I feel more and more detached from the community. Maybe it's age, maybe it's the atmosphere, the feeling, or maybe it's just time. I really don't know, but this has been a long time coming. Weirdly enough I do think I'll play sims from time to time still, but I won't be publically sharing any of that if I do. We'll see. The year is still young, so I may just be kidding myself.
Decided to release these. Since things are slow lately I figured I could post it here and archive it later on my actual cc blog. Nobody will probably use these, but at least they're available just in case. We need more storytelling poses imo.
By the book, Detective Carter (played by Cruz) gets transferred to the swanky city of Los Angeles where he's partnered up with TJ (played by Knight). A flashy uncovered cop with an eye for fame and a habit of recklessness. In the pilot, the two set aside their differences and team up to solve the case of a murdered movie producer at a posh estate. There they meet a cast of suspects fit for a soap opera. The producer's famous actress wife, Beverly Vance, the Butler, and the wife's pool boy lover, but only one seems to fit the bill. Will evidence prove the pool boy's innocence? Did the butler do it? Or do we have a Hollywood scandal brewing with Beverly Vance as the star suspect? No matter the case, Carter will seek justice amongst the glitz and glam. Find out on the pilot episode, "In The Deep End."
No this isn't some lost assignment from last cycle or Deja Vu. I got back on the horse and joined Face Off again and since it was All-Stars I thought it would be more appropriate to use Nicole again. She wants her crown dammit!!!! I also blame Beech for forcefully reserving me. xD
Top 3- 2nd Place
Nicole by Vid
ASSIGNMENT 1: METAL
All the assignments will be callbacks from previous cycles so you may see some familiar themes. This photo here is actually a lot like I wanted for A2 of last cycle minus the crystals. I'm pretty proud of it. 😊
You can't find them in stores. They have to be ordered. They're that popular. So I got to freaking wait for them to deliver it.
So my gift was an order receipt.😝 Super expensive too I must say. Oh well. I think I'm just tired of being upset, so I'm not upset. Kind of funny. I kept wondering why my dad and grandmother were stalling. Well I got cake and ice cream. Got a nice sugar high going at least. 😵
I'm kidding, but eh. I shall cherish these last two years of 20ness. In the meantime, bed. I just wanted to post something in case I was occupied with celebrating or playing my new Nintendo Switch that hopefully appears. Have a good July 12th on me all!
Don't judge me!!! I HAD join this comp! I once started a comp like this, but it never took off so to be able to compete in something like this myself seem too good to be true.
1st Vid and Demetrio Cruz
141/150 points - 47/50 average
Mock: Supernatural Teen Drama
Starring Britney Scott and Demetrio Cruz
After her mother's untimely death, Lucy Turner and her father decide to move to the small town of Lupin to start a new life. The intelligent and modest Lucy then begins attending Lunar High where she meets a handsome jock (Tyler Lucas) who takes a keen interest in her. As she begins to fall for the seemingly normal athlete she starts hanging out with the wrong crowd. The young man's group of friends who called themselves "The Pack." A rowdy clique with odd rituals and even odder behavior who practically run the school. Maybe even the town. Only time will tell how deep and dark their secret is and how far she'll go to follow her heart. Will Lucy survive The Pack?
She sighed closing the door slightly, “You can’t tell me you’re not at least a little bit curious about this place.”
“Of…Of course, but…”
“Then come with me. You and Nate.”
“No,” I heard Nate voice boom from behind me. “I mean…we just got here and you’re trying to get us in trouble already?”
I turned around to him shocked by his initial response, but I was even more surprised by his expression. He looked nervous. I wasn’t sure what to make of it. Not wanting to stir the pot the first night seemed rational, but what was with the outburst. Why was he so nervous suddenly?
I stood in what look like a cafeteria now surrounded by strangers. A big room with tables, countertops of food and people. More people I had seen in days. Weirdly enough I had stuck with the group who I was quarantined with. I guess you could say we were bounded now due to our previous predicament. Human nature was funny like that. It almost felt like I was back in high school again in some type of weird clique, but I didn’t bother to chat with them. I couldn’t because I couldn’t take my eyes off the double doors. Every time they opened I prepared myself to see him and every minute that went by I prepared myself to hear bad news. It was agonizing. Where on earth was Nathan?
I watched her disappear into the night. Into the crowd of the dead. Charging through them like a soldier in the midst of battle. She left a trail of corpses in her wake. Blood decorated the ground she walked on. I was relieved that blood wasn’t mine. That she had spared me for now, but they were more pressing manners at hand. I turned my attention back to Mark who was a spectator on the sidelines now. His eyes darting between me and the car before us.
Warning: Suggestive language referring to rape. Then violence of course. Duh.
Chapter 12: What Lurks Below
I saw it’s lights and heard it’s engine. It was set to collide into me, but somehow I escaped. I was laying on the ground when it came to a halt and Vince laid beside me. He had saved me. Yes, he had pushed me out the way, but he laid motionless now.
I instantly feared the worse, but then he sat up groaning. “That was close. You alright?” he said breathing heavily.
I didn’t know rather to hit him or punch him. I was confused. Just minutes ago he was plotting with Mark to steal from me. Had I heard wrong? Maybe, but there was no time for that. No time at all. Walkers. About a dozen of them were making their way onto my property and the car that almost hit us drew more. It’s horn blaring. It’s bright lights shining. Both could bring walkers by the droves if not dealt with.
“Audrey, I just want to say that what you heard…,” Vince started.
“Shut it. Where’s Mark?” I asked impatiently. I looked around and found Mark a few feet away checking out the car. “We need to clean this mess up. The walkers and the car. See if the driver is alive.”
“But…wait. Where are you going?” Vince yelled as I began walking towards the shed. I looked back briefly and retorted back, “I’ll deal with you and him later if you’re still here. I need to protect the bunker. I need to protect my uncle’s legacy.”
I didn’t bother to stay for a response. I ran back wasting no time and climbed down to see the place under siege. Two men dressed in black crowded around the shelves of can goods while a drunk David remained hostage in the corner thanks to cuffs I found in his back pocket.
The men seem too enthralled with their stolen goods though to be bothered with David or me, but I made my present known. “So which one of you want to die first?” I said brandishing my blade.
The men both looked over at me and then at each other. One of them came forward with an eye patch over his eye.
“Remember me? Small world isn’t it?” he laughed.
“Oh yeah, you’re the dickhead who’s face I fucked up. How convenient! Now I can put you in the fucking grave I promised you.”
He cocked his gun. “In your dreams princess!”
The bullet glided pass me and I jumped out the way. My ears ranging from the sheer volume of it as it echoed off the walls. I jumped up feeling disoriented, but I quickly recovered and rushed forward catching him off guard. My blade swung without fear and I made contact slicing into his arm. He dropped the gun screaming in pain, but he lunged forward tackling me to the floor.
My katana flew across the room. We struggled, but my adversary proved to be a stronger opponent. He pinned me down and wrapped his hands around my throat strangling me.
“Bitch. Why don’t you just die!” he roared as hatred filled his eyes.
I began to lose strength as my airways constricted. Then he released me looking down at me coldly. I turned over eyeing my katana near David, but he put his foot on me almost warning me not to move.
“David?” I whispered.
“That fucker can’t help you. No one can,” my captor laughed. “If only you had just been a good girl and let me bunk with you. Let me have some of your glorious food.”
I gazed up at him. His face was twisted in an evil grin. He began unfastening his pants and looking down hungrily. I stared at David hoping he had heard me. Hoping he was willing to help, but he remained still. Only his eyelids flickered.
Roy’s boy came closer standing above me. “Now you’re going lose it all. You’re going regret hurting me… but it’s OK. You’re going be hurting soon girl. It’s been awhile since I got laid.”
I turned over staring at him. It was probably the first time in this new world I felt vulnerable. I felt powerless. Not even Mark’s knife against my throat could evoke these feelings. I was afraid. I was ready to plead for my life. For my dignity. Then something slid across the floor towards me. My katana. I looked up at David who lifted his head slightly and winked.
I was sure he saw it or least heard it, but something had caught his eye. His henchman. I had forgotten about him. He had grown quiet during the struggle. He was supposed to be finishing the job while the asshole finished me off, but the guy was slumped over in the corner now. Blood slowing pouring from a bullet hole in his abdomen. A stray bullet must have killed him, but he was waking up now. Neither alive or quite dead. Rasping and groaning like one of the zombz with no evidence of a bite.
There was no mourning for him though. No remorse. His accomplice seemed unfazed by his death or what he had become. Instead, he turned his attention back to me.
I remained silent laying flat on my stomach. My sword hidden under my body. “You know you don’t have to do this. You can walk away now. Save yourself,” I said cutting my eye up at him.
He laughed grabbing my arm forcefully, “You scared? No need to play the damsel now, princess. You’re going be the one needing saving.”
He leaned forward grabbing my waist and licked his lips. I shuttered, but I grabbed my katana. Gripped in my hands tightly as I could. Then with one swift movement, I turned over and slashed across the face. His screams were blood-curdling. Blood pour from his face.
I watched him thrash about as the room suddenly began to fill up with smoke billowing from the trap door. I looked over at David. He was wide awake now and focused on the smoke.
“Something’s on fire I think. Hurry. Uncuff me,” he pleaded.
I pulled the key out my pocket and I unlocked his handcuffs giving him a grateful smile. He seemed hurried. Almost scared. He leaped up immediately pushing me out the way and grabbed the thieves’ bag of food. He took one look at me shaking his head and practically flew up the ladder leaving me.
“Wait!” I screamed, but it was no use. He was gone.
I looked over at the bloody scene I left behind. The boy was still alive curled up on the floor sobbing. From the looks of it, I had blinded him. The zombie crawled over to him and was only inches away from biting him when he sensed me nearby. He rushed forward grabbing me by the leg.
“Please kill me. Kill me, please. I…I’m sorry. Don’t let me die this way. Don’t leave me this way. Please,” he cried.
Decision: Kill him or leave him with the zombie/walker?
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