unparental: ( eaѕycoмpany ) (❝ i don't care about that prize but)
jenna sommers. ([personal profile] unparental) wrote in [community profile] ataraxion2012-03-18 03:05 am

( 005 ) video ✶ they say what you lose only turns into gold is that what this luck's gonna bring

[ admitting she's a vampire hasn't been topping jenna's list of priorities on-ship. she's spent more time as a vampire aboard the tranquility than she did at home-- she still thinks of herself as human, for crying out loud. it doesn't matter if she likes garlic on her pizza and she can still primp in mirrors, and that unless someone accidentally impales her with a large piece of wood she could probably keep her secret longer. there's a line now, and jenna's firmly on the non-human side of it, like it or not.

after todd, there are people who won't care what jenna classifies herself as, people who will be every bit as terrified as she was when klaus used ric's body to threaten her. if klaus had been the only vampire jenna had met before dying-- before he killed her, just to drive the point home-- she might still be just as afraid.

but he wasn't the only one, and jenna can't just say nothing. so she's uncharacteristically anxious before this broadcast, staring at her communicator and changing her mind a million times. finally she sighs and pushes the button, quiet as all the careful speeches she prepared slip out of her head. ]


...Hi. Hey. [ sighing, she lifts a hand to wave awkwardly. ] For those of you who don't already know me, I'm Jenna. And I'm-- [ not human. not human. god, this is ridiculous. ] --stalling. I'll just go for it, like a bandaid.

I'm Jenna, and I'm a vampire. [ her words speed up here, because she's aware nothing here sounds like more than a sincerely nice trip taking hold. ] Here, hold on.



[ reaching out of frame, jenna grabs a small knife stolen from the kitchen-- a fit of paranoia, after katherine's arrival-- and holds it out. she's debated about this part, going back and forth all week. she's not happy with the idea for a multitude of reasons-- but even everyone won't be convinced regardless of what she does on-camera, if she has to somehow prove she's not just screwing around to everyone one by one, she'll go nuts. better a big impression first, and add more personal sides of the story one on one. ] If you're squeamish, you might not want to watch this part.

[ stripping off her hoodie and angling her arm so it's in clear view of the screen, jenna places the knife's tip on her upper arm before turning her head away and looking a little pale. the first score doesn't bring blood to the surface-- vampire strength is nothing when compared to a lifetime of trying to not cut herself when holding knives-- but after a deep breath she pushes harder, wincing as her skin splits under the blade. once the cut is long enough to make her point but not be dramatic, jenna prods at the wound a little, avoiding the sluggish, fat trickles of blood winding around her bicep. ] Sorry about that, it's just the best way I know to prove it. I mean, other than this.

[ all jenna has to do is let herself think about how much that hurt, how unfair this all is-- the ship, that she's dead at all, everything-- for her features to slip into something a lot less run of the mill. the whites of her eyes go red, veins protruding beneath them. she keeps her teeth firmly hidden behind her lips, but the point is hopefully made. her cut is beginning to close, as well, but it's still hard to switch back so jenna lets her hair swing in front of her face for a moment-- when she raises her head, the face on-screen is the one everyone who's met her up until now expects. ]

I don't drink from other people, I've never killed anyone, I really love garlic bread, all a holy water bath would do is make me cleaner, and I never asked for this. Any questions?

[ 'any questions'. yeah, she'd bet. ]
circumitus: Otherwise you'd be a dad by now. (thank god you're gay)

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[personal profile] circumitus 2012-03-18 09:35 pm (UTC)(link)
Abilities like those sounds like they might have the potential to be useful in a pinch.

[She's not worried. Or shocked by the scene, for that matter.]
circumitus: I have big plans. I'm learning spanish this month. (i need an office)

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[personal profile] circumitus 2012-03-19 12:31 am (UTC)(link)
So you wouldn't have any reservations about making do with those abilities if you have to?
circumitus: Because you're marine grade... You rascal. (you need 400 proof or marine proof)

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[personal profile] circumitus 2012-03-19 01:18 am (UTC)(link)
Sounds reasonable.
circumitus: ...it got messy. (i did a shot of seamonkeys)

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[personal profile] circumitus 2012-03-19 01:27 am (UTC)(link)
Why should I be? It isn't like vampires are the strangest things I've heard of here, and I'm capable of defending myself if it ever comes to that.
circumitus: Otherwise you'd be a dad by now. (thank god you're gay)

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[personal profile] circumitus 2012-03-19 02:32 am (UTC)(link)
Are any more caveats necessary?
circumitus: Because you're marine grade... You rascal. (you need 400 proof or marine proof)

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[personal profile] circumitus 2012-03-19 07:07 am (UTC)(link)
You feel better, after telling the truth?
circumitus: This is drunk and confused... (this is worse than naked and afraid)

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[personal profile] circumitus 2012-03-22 01:27 am (UTC)(link)
Ah.

Then it was an honor.



...I guess.
circumitus: tall, lanky, uses teeth when giving head, and runs like a giraffe. don't do it, man... (no i know her type)

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[personal profile] circumitus 2012-03-23 06:24 am (UTC)(link)
I suppose you're... welcome.
circumitus: I have big plans. I'm learning spanish this month. (i need an office)

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[personal profile] circumitus 2012-03-29 11:00 pm (UTC)(link)
[Because Rey is ALL ABOUT THE HUGS.]

...

It's Rey.

[Or, that's what her toe tag had said. But chances are that would only inspire a much different kind of conversation.]
circumitus: Otherwise you'd be a dad by now. (thank god you're gay)

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[personal profile] circumitus 2012-03-31 02:31 am (UTC)(link)
I guess.

[Shh, it's a totally not rude at all response.]