17 March 2012 @ 12:14 am
01. nightmares | action/phone  
[BEDROOM: Action for Shirley]

Bad dreams are nothing unusual when you do this kind of work. )

[LIVING ROOM: Action for Misaka]

[Meet your new "parents": a pale, dark-haired man in his mid-twenties, and a red-haired woman so young that it might be more appropriate to call her a girl. They stand in the living room in the nightclothes they woke up in: white pajamas with blue stripes for him, a short, filmy nightie for her, with a sheet wrapped over the top of it for decency. The expression on the man's face as he looks around is a combination of bewilderment, frustration, and intense annoyance. He picks up an old-fashioned photograph of himself with the woman and two children he's never seen, peers at it, then hands it to her without a word. The woman stares at it, wide-eyed and open-mouthed, her brow furrowing deeply, and her hands flexing just a little as she clutches the frame a little more tightly.

These new additions to your household haven't made a lot of noise, but maybe it's been enough to attract your attention. You're in the picture too, after all.]

[PHONE w/ all appropriate filters: The next day]

[The man's voice is soft and low.]

It's my understanding that there are some of you who would be willing to help a new arrival as much as you can.

If that's the case, I'm curious: what were you doing before you came here?