Monday, November 30, 2020

Settling In - Spirals - Part 4

 Key: MD, MC, Hypno

Description: Xander arrives for his first night of work at Spirals.  

    Xander walked into Spirals to find the party had already started, despite it being quite early in the evening. The music was going, and there were several people seated at the bar on the top floor, which was at street level. Numerous groups were seated in the tabled area on the second floor, and multiple people were on the dance floor at the lowest level. All three floors shared the same ceiling so you could see the dance floor from the main entrance even though it was two floors below.

    As he surveyed the club, he found Tammy bouncing to the music in the DJ booth while Celene leaned up against a wall in the corner, keeping a watchful eye. There was no sign of Nadia yet, but Xander could feel his skin crawling and knew she was around…somewhere. However, as he scanned the room he was pleasantly surprised to find Dr. Stacy on the dance floor, she appeared to have a friend with her but other than that the two were mostly alone.

    He made his way down the stairs to the edge of the floor and snuck up behind her. She was so focused on the music and her dancing that she never even noticed him there until he poked her in the sides. She let out a high pitched yelp and rapidly spun around, much to the surprise of her friend. “Xander!” she shouted as she wrapped her arms around him in a big hug. “How are you doing?” she asked.

    “I’m good.” he said, returning the hug. “Tonight’s my first night working here as…well, as manager I guess.” As he said this, he realized that he still wasn’t entirely clear on what his job duties were, other than being physically present.

    “Shouldn’t you know what your job is?” Stacy said, giving him a playful smile. 

Tuesday, November 24, 2020

Settling In - Spirals - Part 3

 Key: MD, MC, Hypno, Plot

Description: In an effort to calm his temper, Xander stops by a coffee shop and finds the perfect tool to get his revenge on Nadia.

    Xander was walking through the streets of New Chicago like a man on a mission…but in reality he had nowhere to go. He was just...angry. His encounter with Nadia at Spirals had put a completely opposite spin on what was supposed to be a fresh start for him. Now he was being asked to work with a woman who was instrumental in his ending up in a Depressor for ten years. A woman who, as far as he was concerned, was responsible for destroying his life.

    He took a few more steps and then stopped, balling up his fists and grunting through his teeth in frustration. It wasn’t really Nadia’s fault…not entirely, anyway. She did throw him under the bus, to save her own skin no less, but he had also let the Depressor win. She didn’t drive away the people in his  life…he did. And he knew it.

    He closed his eyes and took a deep breath, focusing on the tension and anger in his body and pushing it down into his chest. At least he could keep it stored there until he could safely punch something. Repeatedly.

    Finally, with his temper under control again, he continued down the street and began planning his next move. Revenge was such a costly endeavour, but so worthwhile in the end. But what was the best way to go about this? He pondered for a while until the simplest solution came to him. “The best revenge…is success,” he mused to himself with a smile. If the hypnotist wanted to go against him, he’d show her who was better at mind control. After all, he was an incubus.

Tuesday, November 17, 2020

Settling In - Spirals - Part 2

 Key: MC, Hypno

Description: Xander goes to start his first day of work at the Spirals Nightclub, only to find that a lot more surprises await him than he originally realized.

    Veo exited the elevator with a smile, a secret source had told her that Xander had finally found a place to live and it was her intention to surprise him. As she made her way toward his apartment she was surprised to see the door suddenly open as a young redhead walked out. “Oh…” she said, the surprise evident in her voice “Good morning, miss!”

    It was then that she noticed just how disheveled the young woman’s hair and clothes were, to say nothing of the blank expression on her face. It was topped off very nicely by a lovely pair of glassy, dilated eyes. “I had a wonderful evening…” Kathy said in a blank, flat tone. “I slept at home…I had a wonderful evening…I slept at home…” the woman kept repeating softly as she walked past the angel without even acknowledging her presence.

    Veo, noticing that the young woman was clearly still in a trance, moved out of her way and let her pass. “Oh, I’m sure you did!” she said with a proud smile, giggling and knocking on Xander’s apartment door.

    Xander opened the door with a confused expression on his face, clearly not expecting anyone to be knocking so early. “Helloooo Veo!” he said with a warm smile. “Come in!” he gestured as he moved out of the way for his angelic friend. 

Monday, November 9, 2020

Settling In - Spirals - Part 1

 Key: MC, MD, MF

Description: Xander tries to settle into life in New Chicago, but there are more surprises, good and bad, than he could have anticipated.

    It was late evening in the city of New Chicago, and the sun was shining brightly through the blinds of a penthouse apartment. The door unlocked and swung open as a gorgeous redhead, who looked to be about twenty-five, walked in. She was professionally dressed in a black skirt suit and held a clipboard close to her chest as she entered, motioning to the room around her. “As you can see…” she began “The west facing french doors and balcony still get plenty of light during the evening hours”
    Behind her stumbled in a visibly weary Xander, dressed in his usual black jeans and muscle shirt. He seemed to lack not only his usual energetic disposition, but also his defining red demon’s tail.

    “The living room is finished to give it a more rustic look,” the woman, Kathy, continued without skipping a beat “complete with a fireplace and wood trim to give it a kind of…cabin in the woods feel in the heart of the city!” she finished with a smile.

    Xander was actually impressed, however they had been looking at houses for the last seven hours and he had no idea how Kathy was doing it. He was an incubus...he was immortal…and he was just about exhausted. But she wasn’t even showing the first sign of slowing down!

Tuesday, November 3, 2020

Among Us (N.C.U./Spirals) - Round 2

 Key: MC, FD, FF, Hypno, Freeze

Description: The people have spoken, and Nadia has been selected to be removed from the group. But was she really the hypnotist? And if so, who was her accomplice?

Note: To help you follow along a bit better a map of the camp grounds can be found here:
There is also a link to a poll at the end of the story where you can help to decide who gets voted out, and change the course of the next chapter!

The Sitting Room:
    As Nadia sat down and glared confidently at Rayne, she heard the nervous, hesitant voices of the girls around her cast their votes, one by one.

    “Nadia.” Eve said. Even though she was confident in her answer, she couldn’t hide her nervousness about how the older, and much more aggressive, hypnotist was going to respond.

    Nadia shot a glare in Eve’s direction, only to hear Abigail respond with “Nadia” next. Unlike Eve, Abigail wasn’t worried about any repercussions from her mentor. She would have voted for Nadia regardless, just to see her get hypnotized and drained by the succubus.

    “What?!” Nadia shouted as her eyes widened in shock and rage. “What the fuck are you thinking!”

    “Nadia…” came a very timid, almost whispered response from Jessy. She seemed to be trying to hide behind Eve as she gave her answer.