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Post by Truth on Sun Apr 21, 2013 7:23 pm

Occasionally we do horrible things to our characters. That's practically expected of us and comes with the territory.

Occasionally other people do horrible things to our characters. This isn't cool. In response, I have taken the step of creating a support group for characters who have had horrible things happen to them, e.g. rape, torture, or other trauma (such as witnessing horribly gory death or talking to Sez).

The room is in a community building of some sort, and is quite large. There is a circle of chairs in the centre and a table at one end with snacks and drinks. The room is kept at a comfortable temperature by a fan and the large windows on one wall that show a bright sunny day and a nearby park.

Feel free to add a therapist or an abused character, although we need more of the second than the first.

Allow me to introduce Dr Katie Morgan, who whilst technically not the right kind of doctor has a grounding in psychology and once escaped from Rapture.
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Post by V on Sun Apr 21, 2013 9:32 pm

Invisimort:

I ended up having to walk T.Mor in, as he was kind of having a moment in which the general feel on everything was: No no no this is fine, I'm fine seriously, nothing is wrong, It's fine.

To which of course I kind of had to laugh. ...I wasn't sure what planet he got his definition of "fine" from, but it definitely wasn't Earth. And prooooobably wasn't Erf, considering the state of their current events.

"Look I'll come in with you, make sure it's not scary or whatever, ok? Seriously this could be good for you." I told him as we walked.

"...yeah... ...I... I... guess... ...." He mumbled. He wasn't really in the practice of looking at me, and when we were together spent most of his time staring at the floor or at a wall behind me. I didn't have the capacity to mind, and figured that as long as he was still speaking it was alright for him to look wherever he wanted.

We finally walked inside and I led him over to the circle of chairs, though we both made a stop at the food table for a Styrofoam cup of coffee. "Look... see? Coffee... chairs, it's fine. You'll be fine, ok?"

He glanced at me briefly over the cup of coffee in his bony hands before looking at the floor again. "...I... I guess... ..."
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Re: Characters Anonymous

Post by Truth on Sun Apr 21, 2013 9:38 pm

Dr Morgan

Seeing the young man enter the room, I couldn't help but be appalled at his emaciated state and headed over to talk to him and his minder.
"Hello! My name is Dr Katie Morgan, but you can both call me Katie. I see you've already found the coffee and the snacks. Feel free to make yourself at home here and if you need anything, don't hesitate to ask. We'll be starting in a few minutes when our other members arrive, but I think there'll be a few minutes for you to get settled in."
I realised that I had probably best talk to his companion as well.
"Will you be accompanying this young man for the session or would you like to wait outside?"
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Post by V on Sun Apr 21, 2013 9:56 pm

Invisimort:

"Lovely to meet you... uh, I'm probably going to go hang out at the shop down the street or something; he doesn't need me here." I knew from experience that I tended to make things worse with regards to getting T.Mor to talk about his feels and whatnot. ...Not like I was terribly surprised by that information, as I'm not terribly in tune with how to deal with feels, or any of that stuff. I am feels incompetent.

"Oh! I'm Invisimort, and uh, This is T.Mor. Sorry... forgot that names are generally a good thing to give to people." I added after a moment of silence in which I was certain that I'd forgotten something important.
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Post by Truth on Sun Apr 21, 2013 10:06 pm

Dr Morgan

"No, no! It's a pleasure to meet you both. Is T Mor going to come and find you afterwards or will you be picking him up?"
I picked up a plate of cheese sandwiches and offered it to T Mor.
"I'm so sorry. Where are my manners today?"
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Post by V on Sun Apr 21, 2013 10:16 pm

Invisimort:

"I'll be back for him; figured that would be easiest for everyone." And then I wouldn't have to explain what exactly I was doing in a store that sold nothing but shoes, or why such a place existed. Sometimes it was just easier to keep T.Mor's worldview a bit smaller. Caused less strange questions.

I watched him look at the sandwiches in confusion. "...uh, no... no thanks... I'm... ... not hungry..." He told her after a minute. Probably wasn't his turn to eat today. Not like that rule really applied to him anymore, but, ah well. Bad habits are hard to break, I suppose.
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Post by Truth on Sun Apr 21, 2013 10:33 pm

Dr Morgan

"If you're sure," I said cheerfully, and put the plate down. I hated to see the guy go without food for a second longer than was necessary, but it was more important that he felt safe and free from pressure. "I see you already have some coffee. Care to take a seat?"
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Post by V on Sun Apr 21, 2013 10:42 pm

T.Mor:

I went ahead and took a seat when she asked me about it. "...Oh... uh... yeah..." I added, kind of uselessly as I sat down. ...I kind of didn't know exactly how or like, what even I should be saying. If anything at the moment.

After I sat down I noticed that Invisimort was heading to the door. I kind of waved, a bit upset about like, being like, left here. Not that I thought it would be bad or anything... it was just... I don't know. Nervousness. "... ...bye..." I said.

She stopped and looked back at me for a minute. "Look, I'm just going down the block to get better orthotics for my feet, it's not like I'm disappearing off the face of the universe. Ok?" She said, and then waved, and then left. I held on to my coffee a bit tighter.
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Post by Truth on Mon Apr 22, 2013 3:50 pm

Dr Morgan

I grabbed myself a cup of tea and sat down nearby. Not too close, mind. I left an empty chair between us. I thought it had been a clever idea to set out more chairs than were strictly necessary so that nobody had to be threatened by unwanted proximity.
"Lovely day, isn't it?" I said cheerfully.
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Post by V on Mon Apr 22, 2013 6:55 pm

T.Mor:

I looked at her for a minute over my coffee. And then I looked at the floor. ...She seemed probably ok... I think... "uhm... I... I... guess... uhm... It's... it's er... not really... not my how... how usually weather... is... where... where I... where I'm... was... from... ..." I tried to explain.
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Post by Truth on Mon Apr 22, 2013 6:58 pm

Dr Morgan

"Oh?" I said. "Do you come from somewhere warmer than here?"
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Post by V on Mon Apr 22, 2013 7:07 pm

T.Mor:

"...uhh... less... less... bright. ...We... we don't have a... that... uh. Sun... thing. It's... it's kinda... really... ...weird..." It was weird enough on the days it didn't rain... but no rain and also like... the sun... was like... really weird. ...And I still didn't understand how they weren't getting killed by space invaders all the time because there was no firewall... Earth was too weird.
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Post by Truth on Sat Jun 08, 2013 5:18 pm

Dr Morgan

I nodded understandingly. I didn't know exactly which canon he was from, but it sounded frankly bizarre. "I'm sure you'll get used to it soon."
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