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NIKLAUS RAINER KINGSTON
Posted: May 9 2014, 04:46 AM


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Another date.

Niklaus was even willing to call this particular outing with the human a date. Rather or not he actually called it that aloud and within earshot of his date was another thing entirely. For whatever reason when he'd first met JJ he'd been taken by her beauty but mostly by the sadness that he could read from her. He'd wanted to make her smile and while he'd felt accomplished by the end of their meeting together, Nik was left wanting more of her smiles and certainly more of her laughter. So in the days after their original talk he found himself thinking of JJ more and more often. She made the normally sedate angel a pleasure to be around, or an annoyance. When roaming about the heavens he had a pep in his step and an easy whistle on his lips. Though when he wasn't roaming about heaven and walked the streets of earth the guilt returned that he should be happy when he'd ruined so many lives. Why should he get to look upon the faces of angels when he had so much blood on his hands and when it was possible that Scarlet burned in hell, after all Nik had heard that people who killed themselves got an automatic acceptance into the fiery depths.

It had been born out of both desperation and excitement that Nik had tracked down the pretty and fiesty woman that had snagged his attention a few days ago. He was careful not to be noticed by the lovely brunette with the sky blue eyes. He waited until a drunk man had stood up and stumbled out the door to walk over to where he'd been sitting. Where the tip sat Nik added a white card with the words “the angels were crying again. Must mean you aren't smiling. How about we take in some waves? Promise me you won't push me in! Meet me at Venice Beach, 7 pm. -Nik” With the card placed and a few more hours to go before the meeting she might not even agree to he slipped back out and went to his home on earth.

It was there that Nik debated on what he wanted to wear. He went through everything in his closet, hating everything either thinking that he was overdressed or under dressed. By the end of his destruction of his clothes Nik felt like his sister. He'd never really been like his family, not deep down where it really mattered. He couldn't stand to kill, preferring guns because they were cold and distant and not messy. He had been somewhat of a player back then but it was mostly to impress his father and uncle. Nik had decided that at a young age he would never have more then one wife, having no desire to share in his father's misery. No, Nik wanted to do with the man who had put a bullet through his brain. With a grunt of irritation Nik finally settled on a white v neck t shirt that exposed some of his pecs and a fair amount of muscles along his biceps. A pair of khaki shorts and some sandals completed the outfit.

His family was yet another reason he wanted to see JJ, she somehow with just her presence alone managed to keep him from thinking about his family. He'd chuckled so many times thinking of the amusement in her eyes as he burnt the hell out of his mouth from the first time they'd met. Glancing at the watch on his wrist he realized that he needed to be going and headed from his apartment downtown to Venice Beach. How h planned on finding her Nik didn't know. Then again with the growing hour most people seemed to be intent on leaving the beach. The sun was starting sink beneath the horizon making the sky a mixture of purple, pink, and orange.

He stood near the water, his gaze circling around him in search of a pretty brunette. When he found none at first glance he became disheartened, his face falling slightly worrying that his attempt at being cute might be mistake as creepy. However as he was about to turn and leave he caught site of her and immediately he smiled. He was so enraptured with her beauty that he didn't notice the tide sneaking closer to him until it washed over his feet. The suddenly frigid water caused the angel to yowl loudly and leap away from the water that had receded back to the ocean as if laughing at him. ”I'm telling you, next time you pick,” he called out to her over the roar of the waves.


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JENNIFER JULIET REID
Posted: May 27 2014, 12:10 PM


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Her meeting with Nik had been pure chance and, well, rather odd. At least, in comparison to the other men who frequented bars. Where their minds were set on how to get the brunette to return back home with them and into their beds, Nik seemed to be the complete opposite. Instead of taking her back to his place for whatever things lurked in the minds of men, he’d taken her on a walk outside in the recently rainy streets, down to a diner with the promise of cheese fries with bacon. How could she resist the temptation, even if, at first, she’d been wary of him? In the end, Nik had wound up being a decent guy. He didn’t try to pull her into any alleys and have his way with her. He didn’t try to murder her. He didn’t try anything, in fact, a quite refreshing fact to JJ.

But, much like the other men in bars, it was a one-night thing, she figured. She hadn’t seen Nik since and life had gone back to how it was. JJ went to the bars to drink – or would even stay home and do so – and flirt with men or anything to keep her mind off of the lonely house awaiting her, really. And during the day, she was back at the diner, pushing out greasy food as fast as the cooks and customers would allow her while ignoring crass advances from the lewd men who came in. It was a meager existence but, hey, it gave her something to do for the day that made her feel like less of a burden to her far more successful brother.

It was another mundane, ordinary day working at the diner that turned out to be something extraordinary, though. She’d been servicing tables since eight in the morning and it was exhausting, really. There was never a shortage of men making passes at her at work who thought they were charming or something. After refilling a couple of coffees on the way, JJ passed by a now empty table that had previously been occupied by a drunk man – hardly a rarity in the diner. She sat the glass pot down on the tabled as she collected a small collection of cash and change that constituted her tip, swiping it into the pocket of her waitressing apron, but something else accompanied the cash and coins. ’The angels were crying again. Must mean you aren’t smiling. How about we take in some waves? Promise me you won’t push me in! Meet me at Venice Beach, 7 PM. –Nik.’ For a moment, her eyes scanned over the card again before shooting up and glancing around the diner and out the windows into the streets, looking for a glance of the blonde man, but he was nowhere to be seen. JJ read the card again and a smile formed over her face. Before anyone could ask her about it, the brunette pocketed the card quickly and collected the dishes off the table.

It was unexpected, the invitation to meet him at the beach. JJ had been convinced after a few days of not seeing the man anywhere that she wouldn’t see him again, a fairly common occurrence with men she met at bars, though most she never wanted to see again. The curiosity of how he’d found her – let alone slipped past her to leave that little note for her – was enough to push her through the last two hours of her shift. And the minute five o’clock hit, JJ’s apron was in her bag, her time card was punched, and she was out the door of the diner before her replacement could say anything. The walk home took far less time than normal in her strange, curious excitement. If their first encounter had been any different, the brunette would’ve felt differently, perhaps even cautious about what she was launching into. After all, she hardly knew the man; his intention could’ve been to drag her off and murder her, not knowing that JJ could hold her own against him. But Nik hadn’t once tried to harm her or try anything on their excursion for cheese fries. That had developed just enough trust with her that it didn’t matter how she hardly knew him.

With the front door slammed behind her, JJ climbed into the shower, determined to rid her hair and body of any remaining scent of the diner before meeting Nik at the beach. This was odd for her, really. In her lifetime, especially before the one big move of her life, JJ had never been one to meet men. In Charlotte, her relationships with men had been nonexistent. They were friends and nothing more, if even that. Most of them had seen JJ either entering or leaving the martial arts studio, if not practicing; they knew better than to try anything with her lest they like to explain the shiner to their friends. Besides, JJ didn’t want to stay where she was. She had always wanted out and to live a better life than what her parents had been stuck with, and somewhere deep down, she knew that the men around her sensed that she didn’t plan to stick around. But it was that fact that explained that nervous excitement growing in the pit of her stomach as she exited the shower and pulled her wet hair back into a bun and stared at the minimal assortment of makeup that sat on the counter before her. Hell, she didn’t know how to dress for a date. Wait, was this a date? JJ couldn’t be certain. She shoved the thought aside, repeating to herself that it was just going to the beach and nothing more.

A quick glance at the time on her phone told JJ, though, that she’d spent too much time trying to dry her hair with only fifteen minutes to make it to the beach. Grumbling to herself, she tossed a pair of shorts from her dresser onto the bed, then tossing a white tank top to join it. At least now she didn’t have time to agonize over what to wear. Yanking a loose brown sweater over her head, JJ shoved her feet into a pair of sandals before heading back out the door, removing the hair tie as she did so. Stealing another glance at her cell phone, JJ rolled her eyes at herself; if only she could be on time for more than work. She hardly expected to make it by seven, by she would damn well try her hardest.

There seemed to be an exodus of people leaving the beach as the sun sank into the horizon while JJ fought to go the opposite direction of them. Snatching the sandals off of her feet, she sank into the sand as she scanned the remaining beach goers for the familiar man. A grin spread over her face as she saw him, giving her step a little more direction and purpose. And, as she was beginning to assume was typical fashion for Nik, she couldn’t help but laugh as the waves came up and washed over his feet. ”But it’s so entertaining when you pick!” JJ teased, raising her voice over the sound of the ocean.

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NIKLAUS RAINER KINGSTON
Posted: Jun 12 2014, 03:16 AM


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Niklaus Rainer Kingston. It was a name that in the right worlds had used to spawn fear and resentment. He'd been the first born (as far as he knew) of Wolf's children and therefore set to inherit it all, he'd been groomed from a young age how to be a man. He'd been shown what it was to hold a gun and how to take a life. Despite his rather fucked up past he'd been given countless chances to redeem himself, to have a happy ending. Though in the beginning he'd been thoroughly convinced that villains didn't get those things and he'd certainly thought himself that. Even though he'd screwed up his relationship with Scarlet, gotten murdered, and killed more people than he could count...God still saw fit to throw this woman in his path because Nik could think of no other way that the two of them could have met.

Ever since having laid eyes on her Nik could think of little else, it was a problem when one considered that he was an angel in charge of protecting humans but he couldn't stop himself from thinking of the way she smiled and how she laughed. His family would probably all tell him that he was a foolish sap, they would disown him...but hell a bullet in the head was a pretty good indication of being disowned. So as Nik walked to the beach, hands in his pockets and lost in his own thoughts he had to wonder why he was being given so many chances.

He knew that he didn't deserve them and also realized that if JJ ever found out what he'd done she'd leave him in a heart beat...so why was he being given this option? His head was bowed slightly, not in despair but simple in contemplation, watching the grains of sand separate under the pressure of his show. His footprints blended in with all the others until he couldn't differentiate the difference. Again he worried that he would be unable to find the brunette in the amount of people that had decided to go to the beach, but then again they were all starting to leave.

He sort of welcomed the privacy the two of them would have with most of the humans gone home to their lives. He wasn't planning anything but the thought of sharing such an intimate moment as a sunset on a beach with JJ just seemed appealing. He couldn't deny that her reaction to everything left him in a permanent state of joy, she'd explained wanting to see Paris and Nik wanted to take her there, she'd laughed at his pain from the fries and turned down his attempt at giving her his coat...she was both delicate and strong all wrapped up into one.

He wanted to see her reaction to the sunset, to bask in it. He'd wanted to stick around after leaving the note for her, wanted to see if she would smile or frown but in his mind he pictured her smiling. He imagined that her gaze would scan for his and that left him feeling as if he could take on the whole world.

Standing in the sand, near the tide, he'd looked around for a brunette knowing that he'd be able to spot her if she decided to come. When he saw her walking towards him his breath was momentarily stolen away. He wondered how a woman could manage to look so beautiful wearing only a pair of sandals, a sweater, and a pair of shorts. Yet she did, her hair danced in the occasional breeze and for a moment there was no God, only an amazing Goddess and she was walking towards him, her eyes deeper than any ocean he'd ever seen. It was because of the spell she'd cast over him that Nik didn't even pay attention to the increasing tide until it washed over his feet and danced away, laughing merrily...or whatever the hell tides did when playing a joke upon an unsuspecting angel.

Though the ocean had done a bang up job of making him look ridiculous, Nik decided that it was worth it to see her laugh. He grinned at her as he crept away from the ocean and towards her. Now standing before her he somehow forgot how to speak. Was it normal for someone to be so effected by a woman on their second meeting? For Nik it was practically unheard of. He'd been around women in one form or another all through out his life but only two had managed to effect him and one was standing right in front of him. He cleared his throat and took her arm, tucking it into the crook of his own as he walked with her away from the crowd.

The beach was nearly empty and soon the only sound was of the waters crashing against the shore. He stopped finally, making sure to keep clear of the incoming tide he motioned for the two of them to sit down. Sitting comfortably, leaning back on his hands he turned his head to look at her. ”If my picking is so entertaining I shall endeavor to always find hilarious places to bring you. It shall be my only goal in life.” He lost the playful tone of his voice, though still relaxed when he spoke again. ”How was work? Any attractive, rugged, and strong men there to make you smile?” he asked meaning himself of course, because while he was an arrogant sort of guy upon occasion, overdoing it just seemed good for a laugh.

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JENNIFER JULIET REID
Posted: Jun 18 2014, 06:20 PM


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If Nik didn’t deserve JJ, she certainly didn’t deserve him, she was convinced. The brunette didn’t know the things that he’d done in his past life; for now, he was just some man who was intent on charming her, making her smile, and taking her out for cheese fries. Now, JJ had never killed anyone. In fact, she’d hardly injured anyone, at least, not on purpose when she was training in self-defense. Up until the death of her parents, JJ had actually been a pretty well-behaved, if not slightly directionless, woman who’s only life goal was to get out of the impoverished neighborhood she’d spent her life in.

But losing her parents had sent her spiraling, due to the unexpected nature of their passing. She’d gratefully moved to Sepulchre with her brother in his new stationing in the States, more than ready to sell and leave behind the small apartment they’d all inhabited since she was born; it had only been filled with a heavy sense of sadness since the police had shown up at her door, and she was more than happy to leave it behind and start over, finally walking out of that indigent suburb.

Still, leaving the city for somewhere new hadn’t helped. JJ still couldn’t quite move past suddenly being parentless in her twenties, and she’d turned to avenues she shouldn’t have, like alcohol in the excess and taking up residence with the men who’d offer to take her to bed. It was a temporary relief, really, and a dangerous road when it wouldn’t quite help her let go enough. All JJ wanted was to start a new life and move past the fact that it was just her and her brother now, although she knew there was her grandmother and then her maternal grandparents who couldn’t be bothered to give a rat’s ass. But she just couldn’t; for some reason, she was getting stuck in a downward spiral and unable to escape the confusion and pain left behind. And all she figured she was capable of was taking anyone who tried to befriend or help her down with her, and that included Nik.

And yet, he made her feel different. He managed to bring back happy memories – like all those summer days at the boardwalk, the carnival rides whirling and singing in the background as she sat curled up next to her dad on a bench, happily munching away on the messy, cheesy fries with the light of the summer sunset playing in her hair. He managed to make her remember the dreams that she had harbored once upon a time, before she’d gotten stuck in working a dead end job and saw no way out – like going to Paris and frequenting a café along the Seine and just taking in the city. Nik managed to bring back those hopeful, childlike little wonderments in her life and make her feel younger than the world had turned her out to be, like anything was possible once again.

That’s how it felt just walking onto the beach where he’d said to meet with no idea of what the evening had in store, just like the first time he’d approached her in that bar. She hadn’t known that night that she’d be taken from her self-destructive plan that they would wind up sitting in a diner, her watching him burn the roof of his mouth on cheese fries. Just like she didn’t know where they would go tonight or what his plans had in store, and it was exciting. It made her feel like a child again on Christmas morning, eagerly awaiting whatever surprises were sitting under the tree for her. Besides, the beach was a favorite of hers since childhood, back to those days of cheese fries and sunshine, and the feeling of the grains falling away from her bare feet as she walked towards him was comforting and warm, a very homey feeling.

It was near impossible to wipe the grin off her face at the sight of the tide overtaking Nik and his shoes, illustrating the exact reason that she had taken her shoes in hand the minute she’d reached the sandy beach. JJ meandered a little more in the path of the waves, allowing them to lap at her feet as she had approached him and loving the feeling of the cool water against her feet on the warm sand. And when he took her arm and tucked it in the crook of his, the corners of her eyes crinkled a little as her lips pulled into a closed smile as she glanced down at the sand, tucking a lock of brown hair behind her ear; well this was certainly a new experience. Gentlemen weren’t exactly abounding in Southside Park. Arm in arm, she followed him as he cleared a foreseeable range of the tide before they both sat down in the sand. JJ placed her hands in the sand behind her, stretching her legs out and crossing her ankles, leaning her head back briefly and taking in the sun. She grinned at the man as he mentioned how his only goal in life would have to be finding amusing places to take her. ”I wish you the best of luck with that endeavor,” she teased, still grinning at the man.

JJ gave a light shrug of her shoulders, brushing a sandy hand off on her shorts before pulling all of her hair over to one shoulder. ”Work is work,” she answered lightly, treating it as the trivial thing that it was. ”Well, you know, I think one slipped in and out without me noticing, what, with all those stumbling drunks stealing my attention,” JJ continued mockingly, the corners of her lips turning up a little as she knew she was teasing him. ”Left me a little note, telling me to meet him on the beach. Very romantic, but cryptic.” The brunette allowed herself to break into a full on smile, indicating her joking nature. ”How was your day?” she inquired, leaning back heavily on her hands and turning her head to watch him.

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NIKLAUS RAINER KINGSTON
Posted: Jul 3 2014, 04:34 AM


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Why Nik had decided to take JJ to the boardwalk/ beach, of all places, Nik didn't know. He didn't really have any happy memories of the beach..or at all. Ocasionally his uncle would have brought he and his siblings out for a good time, or Nik had gathered his little brother and sister up for a quick trip that would make the two of them smile. It hadn't really been enough, in his opinion anyway. He'd wanted his siblings to have a life away from the family and their business, instead his brother was royally fucked and he hadn't yet seen his sister but he could only imagine how she'd turned out.

Maybe he'd invited JJ out to the beach in the hopes that her smile would drive out all the bad thoughts in his head, some days being an angel could be a real pain in the ass. He wondered if other angels found sanity in the presence of a human. He wondered if they found humans to be purer than they were themselves. That was the case with JJ, he looked at her and only saw the best parts and he drank them in. He shook his head, having realized he hadn't commented on how she looked. He hesitated for a fraction of a second. Was that the right thing to do? She wasn't some cheap whore that he could seduce just for fun, as he'd done to impress his father and uncle growing up. He wasn't sure what she was but she mattered to him. Clearing his throat slightly he smiled at her ”You look great,” he said.

'Great' was such a mild word compared to how she looked but he was trying to play it cook, he'd already made a fool of himself and he was in no hurry to continue letting her think he was an idiot. He walked with her along the beach, enjoying the warm sand and the cool breeze that brought with it the briny smell of the ocean. He remembered her smile when she'd seen him, it had lit him up inside and he decided that if he died all over again and that was the last thing he'd seen it would be enough. He wanted to tell her that she made him want to be a better person, and coming from an angel that was really saying something.

It was too soon. He didn't want to rush into anything, he'd only just admitted to himself that this was a date and part of him still waited for something horrible to habit that would take her away from him. It made him go cold inside, made him glance down at the sand as they walked in silence. He didn't deserve her, the thought kept continuing to return to his mind and wouldn't let up. In his heart he knew that God forgave but he felt beyond that salvation, the angels had told him that it had been his forgiveness of his father that had saved him...but some days he didn't want to forgive his father...or anyone for that matter. Some days he could feel bitterness inside of him trying to consume him and it was only the presence of the other virtues that kept him from giving in.

When they sat down he turned to look at her and smiled forgetting about the bitterness, about his failures, and how he didn't deserve her. She was smiling again, she looked relaxed and he'd never seen anything so pure as that moment. ”That's all I need. I take it then...since you seem to be enjoying it, that I picked well?” he already knew he had, despite not knowing how much she loved the beach, but it would be good to hear her say it. Her response about work caused him to grin, unable to help himself. ”'Work is work.' Such a poet you are,” he teased her and watched as she moved her hair to one side of her shoulder. To distract himself he flopped back onto the sand, not bothering to brace himself on his hands. He turned his head to the side to keep her in his gaze.

He grinned at her response. He was glad that she thought his idea was romantic, he wanted to do more for her. However, this only being the second time he'd met her there was only so much he could do. ”Oh my day was horrible. I confess, my reason for asking you here was completely selfish. See, I was feeling so bored and I thought to myself...whose the best person to keep me sane and your name came up,” though it was spoken jokingly, there was a tenderness in his eyes as they met hers that couldn't be ignored. Finally he turned away to stare at the waves as they rushed in and then got sucked back out with the tide.

It dawned on him that aside from how she made him feel, he didn't know that much about her...he knew that she wanted to go to Paris one day and have lunch on the river. ”So I have to ask...why do you continue to work at a bar when you hate it? Surely there are other places you'd prefer more that could pay you the same? Seems a rather miserable way to be,” he commented. Not like Nik had any reason to question her choices. He'd hated his “job” the moment it had been given to him. Working for the family had been a curse, knowing that at the time he was to inherit it from his father had only worsened the deal. Going to work as a cop and knowing that he was dirty...well that only made it so much worse. He had no one to really talk to about it, too afraid of what they'd do...of what they'd say. So he'd forced himself to go on and see where that had gotten him. ”You don't have to answer that if it's too personal...sorry wasn't really thinking when I asked that.”

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JENNIFER JULIET REID
Posted: Jul 17 2014, 04:31 PM


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”Thank you,” JJ replied with a smile, fighting the urge of her body to pulse blood to her cheeks. Actually being complimented about her appearance was something that had rarely happened until she’d left her birthplace and hometown, where she was just one of the guys and only received blank, wide eyed stares in response to any feminine clothing. But she kind of enjoyed it. ”So do you,” she continued, ”you know, aside from the whole wet shoe look.” The brunette grinned facetiously, fighting the urge to giggle as the image of the waves overtaking his feet ran through her mind again. Much like the burning of the mouth on cheese fries, it was an infamous moment that would never be forgotten, much to JJ’s glee. After all, it was an amusing and possibly embarrassing moment that wasn’t incited by her.

Whereas Nik was telling himself that it was too soon, JJ wasn’t even quite sure what she felt. After all, dating had never been a thing for her. Most of the men back home had left her be, knowing that she was likely more lethal than they could ever be, she’d assumed. And Zeke. That had really just been a disaster of what the hell was going on between them, with a dash of drunken fun between the sheets and snapping at each other in the aftermath. All JJ knew was that she enjoyed being around Nik. He’d taken her away from the bar that first night, a place she knew she was starting to frequent just a little too much. He made her laugh and remember the good times, rather than being consumed by the darkness of losing all but one family member.

Like his suggestion of the beach. Even as it cooled with the ensuing night air, it was still a place of warmth and happy memories for her. Places with that feeling gave her a sense of being at home, as if everything was all right again and she’d just drag her family out to the beach and pier the next day for some cheese fries, carnival rides, and good times. And, even though she knew that it wouldn’t happen and that her parents would never be back, she didn’t mind so much and wasn’t so consumed by that sense of overwhelming adulthood. Instead, she could feel the comfort of the happier times, as well as her current company.

”Yes, I think you picked quite well,” JJ answered him with a smile, leaning back on her hands in the sand. He couldn’t have picked better, she could almost argue. Though she’d nearly long since forgotten her love for the beach, it was renewed just sitting there in the warm sand, listening to the waves crash on the beach. She simply gave him a sweet, mock grin as he called her a poet, laughing as he flopped back onto the sand and sprawled out.

”Oh, I see,” JJ said teasingly as he explained his selfish reasons. Honestly, she was glad that he had contacted her, even if it had been in such a strange way. It gave her something to do, a reason to stay away from the bars and everything else it entailed. Instead, she’d get to spend time with someone who could actually hold a conversation and keep her entertained without the use of any substances.

JJ gave a light shrug at the mention of her work. ”I mean, sure,” she started, shifting a little and lying on her side, propping her head up in her hand, ”working in a diner is hell. Greasy food, drunken men, long hours. But college wasn’t in the cards after high school, and it was the first job I could get. And on a good day, tips are great. Sure, I’d love to have some glamorous desk job or anything that doesn’t involve getting hit on by inebriated guys or coming home smelling like disgusting food, but you have to make money somehow, right?” JJ gave a little shrug of the shoulders, as if to shrug away the concept. ”It pays the bills and that’s what matters.” She tacked on a smile, as if to indicate that it didn’t really bother her for, most days, it really didn’t.

As he apologized for asking a very personal question, JJ simply laughed, a devilish grin coming over her face. ”Oh, don’t worry,” she assured him, though what she was about to say would hardly be reassuring. ”That just means I get a rain check on a personal question,” the brunette teased, still giving him that evil grin. She opted for the rain check, knowing that she didn’t have one on the top of her head. But one day, if this were to be a lasting friendship – or whatever it was – JJ knew that she would be able to use that rain check well when she could tell he was hiding something. And those answers would be glorious and well worth the wait.

”All right,” she pressed on, ready to be rid of the boring and sad topic of her job. ”So you know what I do to make ends meet. What do you do?” Besides, JJ had to learn something about him; for now, he was simply a mysterious man with a penchant for causing himself embarrassing yet hilarious moments involving the ocean and cheese fries, and the brunette was certain that there had to be more to him than that.

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NIKLAUS RAINER KINGSTON
Posted: Jul 23 2014, 05:25 PM


ALLIANCE - PLAYED BY EMILY
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JJ ▪ 985 ▪ a good answer that's not an answer
His smile fell, or at least appeared that way but his eyes still gleamed with amusement. ”Never gonna let me live that down,” he asked with his best attempt at a frown. ”Although I hear in Paris wet shoes are all the latest rage,” he said with a straight face that he couldn't keep for very long. She wasn't an idiot and would probably figure out that people in Paris certainly didn't walk around in wet shoes, squeaking as they walked along the cafe's. Since he was thinking about it though Nik stopped and took of his shoes, carrying them in his hands so he could walk bare feet through the sand. It was a welcome experience for him, having not spent much time there. He wondered if he took Dash and Viv, if they would enjoy it as much as JJ was. He doubted it. His brother was sort of a mess, struggling with guilt and stress. Viv didn't seem like the type to play in the sand, but he would try anyway...once he actually informed his sister that he was in fact, still alive. No one in his family knew that he was alive, except for Dash and that had been a disaster. He was not looking forward to telling the rest of his family about it, especially not his father.

He focused on the woman directly next to him, he'd only just met her a few times but there was something about her that he liked. It wasn't love, not yet, because that was moving to fast for his liking but in his time of walking the earth he knew when he found someone he liked and that was the case with this woman. Though he doubted he could ever be fully friends with her, she was a human and therefore would probably freak out if ever he told her the truth of what he was and had been. He was pretty sure that humans weren't supposed to know about the existence of angels but the idea of hiding something from her didn't sit right with him. ”I'm glad you approve. Do you come to the beach often?” he asked her as they moved along the sand and it was such a perfect picture that he wanted to treasure it for as long as he could. When they sat down, the fading rays of the sun bathed them in warmth with the waters breeze keeping them from getting too hot, it was wonderful. He grinned, his eyes closed to keep out the fading sun and listened to the sound of her laughter as he flopped back against the sand. It felt good to forget about everything and with her it was almost second nature to do.

”Aren't I just the worst?” he asked her, turning his head to face her so he could open his eyes again and take in the smiles and laughter she offered freely. Among his list of faults selfishness was probably towards the bottom but he hadn't been joking when he asked her, though his tone was anything but serious. Nik, through his years of working for his father and growing up around the people he had, became adept at hiding his true feelings and that skill hadn't exactly passed when he'd become an angel and then a virtue. He smiled as she shifted her body to look at him when she spoke about her work and propped his head up on his hand so that he could be comfortable while they talked. ”You bring up a good point gorgeous. Besides, I'm sure there are worse jobs out there.” Nik was speaking from experience, he'd hated the things he'd had to do towards the end of his life as a fairy. Being a cop was the good, it was the dirty things he'd done while supposedly working for the PD. It was the blood on his hands from the lives he'd taken. Compared to that, he could understand her having a job as waitress because it did get the bills paid for and it didn't tarnish ones soul in the process. Although Nik had never really believed in souls before he'd become an angel, more proof that he didn't deserve his wings.

He lifted a brow as she gave him a devilish grin and he chuckled under his breath. ”Clever girl. Hope your memory's good because I have no intention of reminding you,” he teased right back with a wink. There was something so pure about the teasing he gave her and the way she reciprocated. He paused as she asked him the dreaded question...or the start of the dreaded questions. He was content in knowing everything about her but when it came to his life there wasn't much he could tell her that wouldn't be a lie. How did he explain what he did or used to do without her finding out that it was a lie. He could say he was a cop, which was true but then there was that pesky business of him dying though he highly doubted a body would have been found, his father was too careful for that. ”I help people.” He blurted it out and while it was the truth it was probably the vaguest answer he'd ever given. Angels did help people, they kept them from the demons that preyed on them, they tried to help in every day life but it couldn't always happen. He grinned at her, winking ”You caught me. I'm a super hero. By night I run through the streets of Sepulchre wearing my underwear on the outside of my pants and save the town from the evils of the world.” He kept a straight face while saying it but he laughed shortly afterward hoping that his joke would make her laugh and she'd forget about his not really answering her question.

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JENNIFER JULIET REID
Posted: Sep 21 2014, 10:11 PM


WANDERER - PLAYED BY KRISTEN
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I'LL SEE BETTER
when the smoke clears

Whereas Nik’s smile fell, JJ’s only grew brighter, more amused. ”Oh no,” she teased, ”Not until the day you die.” That was the way that the brunette had grown up – in a family full of light and laughter to ward off the dark, the kind of family that would remember whatever ridiculous thing you did five years ago drunk at three-thirty in the morning and would bring it up every opportunity thereafter, and not out of spite or malice, but out of love. So the human simply laughed as Nik teased that wet shoes were all the rage in Paris. ”I’m sure, you know, with all that extra water that just flows out of the river banks in the city,” she pressed onward, ”but I’m sure it is whenever it’s raining.” The brunette resisted the urge to jokingly stick her tongue out at the man, but reminded herself that the childish behavior could be solely reserved for her brother, the next time he was around enough to tease.

”Ugh, I wish,” JJ groaned a little when he asked if she came often to the beach, tilting her head back and closing her eyes for a moment, enjoying the radiant warm rays that landed on her face while letting the tips of her hair drag in the sand a little; what did it matter, after all? They were both already covered with sand on their both wet and dry feet, what was a little sand on the ends of her hair? ”Shifts tend to take precedence over playing in the sand, unfortunately.” And it was something JJ considered a great misfortune, though the beach had rarely crossed her mind since moving. After all, it wasn’t a Southern beach like South Carolina, but, then again, it was the same concept. ”What about you? Do you come here often?”

A smirk came easily as he teased her about how awful he was with his selfish reasons for getting her to come out, her mind amused by how he teased how awful it was and yet she considered it something so welcome and warm. JJ’s brother was never home anymore, really, too busy with his new assignment to have time to come home and have dinner with his elder sister or even just spend a little time with her. And, as wonderful as his house was, JJ wasn’t the kind that liked to sit around in the quiet and calm, for that wasn’t the way the Reid siblings had grown up; their home had always been full of noise, happiness, activity. Having someone who was willing to get her out of the unnerving silence was practically a blessing in disguise, for she no longer had to entertain herself until either going to work, sleep, or out to a bar.

JJ felt a self satisfied smile spread across her lips as Nik concurred with her argument that there were worse jobs out there than waitressing. Sure, there were the leering men, the long hours, and the greasy food whose scents stayed in your hair long after you’d left the diner and tried to wash it out, but JJ could think of far worse. ”Exactly,” she stated matter of factly. ”At least I’m not the guy who has to go work in the sewers or something equally disgusting,” she posited simply with a small shrug. That was the worst job that the brunette could actually think of: having to crawl around in the sludge and muck of human waste all day for some god forsaken reason. She’d rather have the scent of burgers, potatoes, and pie linger on her than that of excrement.

If there was one thing that Nik was good at, it was instilling a sense of pride in JJ, like calling her clever for slipping in subtly a way to find out what he did for a living while she served up greasy food that was waiting to cause a heart attack. She simply cocked her head a little, the amount of pride playing plainly across her face, reaching up to run a hand through her brown hair as she waited for him to answer her. But as he answered her, JJ raised an eyebrow, tilting her body a little towards him. ”You help people?” she repeated, her voice maintaining hints of skepticism at the response. Of course, JJ knew better; there were plenty of people out there who helped others. Firefighters, cops, doctors, aid workers, social workers – there was a whole gamut of professions who focused solely on helping others in the ways their talents allowed them. But, for some reason, even though it was entirely plausible for this man who loved to see others smile work in a profession helping others, something about it just didn’t ring true at first to her – be it the way he blurted out the answer or the way he paused before stating it.

Then the brunette laughed. A superhero, running the wild streets of Sepulchre by night in cape and outturned underwear. It was a good joke, really, and amusing sight to try and imagine in her mind. ”Oh, I see,” she grinned, ”and I’ve discovered your secret identity, I suppose?” JJ resisted the urge to take the joke all out, teasing about whether or not he’d lock her away in his secret lair so as not to spill his secret. Still, if that was the answer he was going to give her, the human was willing to let it go. ”Besides, everyone gets their secrets, right?” she inquired lightly, giving a shrug of her shoulders as she settled a little deeper into the sand. JJ knew that she had her own secrets, the ones that she buried deeply and wasn’t willing to let up to the surface for even the tiniest gulp of air; why wouldn’t Nik be any different from her?

she will never let him live a lot of this down
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