Tuesday, 25 January 2011

The world of Nicolette Croga -2)

The wind whipped my pony tail around furiously as I bounded from building to building. My exposed legs and left shoulder formed goose bumps against the cold but I ignored it hoping to get to Kallista's before being noticed by anyone.

Up ahead I saw the distant jump between the houses and flats. Just beyond the flats was the house Kallista had momentarily been staying in, she had a beautiful house in the country but when we were given jobs we didn't have the luxury of time and staying in the city saved loads of time.

This jump was the most difficult of them all. I had to leap from a 2 story building and land on top of a 10 story, even with my biotics it would still be close.

approaching the jump I broke free from my jog into a run and jumped threw the air. Time slowed down as my first foot flung forward into the thin air and I shot a huge wave of energy at an angle into the building behind me to propel me forward.

The angle was spot on but the force wasn't quite enough. around 3 meters away I found my self at the top lever and falling. I quickly threw a dagger into the building and outstretching my arm grabbed onto it. My body lurched downwards and the cut in my arm was threatening to pull apart so I quickly pulled myself up onto the tiny dagger then onto the roof.

I collected the dagger before turning and smiling. Going up was hard, going down was as fun as hell.

I spirited, the smile on my face growing as I neared the edge. I lept forward using the blue energy to slow my fall as well as propelling me forward. "WOOO!" I shouted.

people below turned there heads up to try and find the source of the noise but by the time they did I was already out of their sight. I tucked and rolled on a roof and stayed there crouched. I stared looking forward for Kallista's house. I peered back thinking I may have passed it but didn't see it. I went over to the ledge and peered over realizing I had landed on her house.

I hung off the edge and dropped to the windowsill before dropping completely. My legs stung furiously but when I  stood they obeyed with little protest and I made my way to the door. before i could knock the door opened by what an ordinary person would of said was by magic, but Kallista was a skilled elemental and 10 different types of crazy in a sword fight so it wasn't hard for me to realize she had opened the door.

Just not with her hands, sort of. I strolled into the house and closed the door behind me. I saw the coat hanger and went to shrug off my coat before realizing I wasn't wearing one. Thankful no one was around I walked into the sitting room to see Kallista sat on her sofa sharpening her swords. Dragona and Sarthacus could be seen in the kitchen and Bridget was in the corner of the room practicing her whip on some of Kallista's cheaper looking ornaments.

However just because they were easily replaceable didn't mean Kallista didn't wince slightly every time one smashed. I crossed my arms and leaned backwards staring at Kallista who had acknowledged my presence by looking up and smiling.

"What gave me away, the noise I made when I hit the roof of the fact your freakishly good at guessing." Kallista smiled and stood leaving her swords on the sofa behind her. Bridger turned at my voice and smiled before going back to destroying Kallista's ornaments. I glanced back to the kitchen at Dragona and Sarthacus who looked over and nodded before returning to there talk. Seeing those too talking over tea and coffee just seemed so wrong.

"neither" Came Kallista's reply "Israel ratted you out." I peered round the room looking for Israel and seeing no one. Before I could ask where he was Kallista motioned to the garden.

"He's out in the garden, hes says he can see more when its quiet and Bridget's destruction of my ornaments is..." Kallista trailed off as Bridget smashed another ornament. "noisy." She finished before looking up and un crossing her arms. Bridget glanced back grinning. She turned back to what she was doing but realising she had run out of ornaments she sagged slightly and peered into the back garden.

Kallista motioned me over to the couch but I declined. "No thanks, I think I'll watch the boys being civilized, it might never happen again." Kallista shrugged slightly before smiling and mumbling a fine.

As I entered the kitchen I heard Bridget open the back door and go out muttering something about how the tree would make a loud noise if she hit it. I laughed in shocked surprise and sat on the counter watching the boys.

They stared at me as i sat and watched them, head resting on my hands. When I realized they were doing nothing I raised my head and waved a hand "Don't mind me just continue with your urr thing."

Dragona lifted an eyebrow and Sarthacus smiled but when I realized they wouldn't talk with me in the room I sighed and dropped off the side.

"fine then I'll go in the sitting room, It's not like I can't eves drop, I am a ninja after all."

"Nicolette you'll never be a ninja." Dragona replied with amusement in his voice. I turned to him as I left, "Your right, I'm better then a ninja"
"If your such a ninja then how come your name is up with our on the most wanted list in the police stations and news channels?" Dragona asked

"Don't forget crime watch." Sarthacus interrupted. "were on crime watch?" Dragona asked bemused. "yeah" Sarthacus replied "The drawings were way off but they got some of their facts right."

I left the kitchen as Dragona and Sarthacus started a conversation and jumped over and onto the sofa. "So, Kallista what's the plan for today."

I turned to see kallista looking at me, "We can't even go out in public after last night Nicolette everyone knows roughly what our faces look like by now, we need to lay low for a few days."

I nodded at Kallista's logic. "I see."

We walk through the streets, the path barley lit with shadows creeping onto it at the corners. Dragona and Sarthacus laugh from behind as Lizzy strolls on ahead. I stick in the middle with Kallista and Israel. Our conversations are quieter then a whisper and Lizzy and Israel stay silent.

"Ambush!" Israel shouts as we round the corner. I arm myself realizing we may not be being attacked right now but soon would be. All of a sudden half a dozen vampires strike from the shadows. We work well in a team, like a well oiled machine. The small numbers of vampire are no match for us and they know it.

Behind me heat flares up my back alerting me to a few elemental attackers. the elementals gently get us fighting apart allowing the incoming vampires to over whelm us. "we have to split up and loose them!" shouts Israel "over wise they'll over whelm us."

"could of figure that one out by myself." Dragona retorted fighting his way to the edge. Sarthacus and Dragona run drawing the majority of vampires with them. They nod and run in different directions at the end of the alley. They quickly propel themselves up and the vampire bound after them following them. I turn to see Lizzy whip an elemental unconscious before jumping over his limp body and up onto the roof.

I slam 1 vampire into the wall knocing unconscious before stabbing one about to bite me. I catch Israel and Kallista exchange a nod and at the same time we break up.

An explosion propels me forward, one of the elementals blown a car engine tank up. The mortals are alerted in the street and calls and yells are shouted just waking even more. In the distance after only 3 minutes of running blue and red lights flash and a screaching alarm comes within hearing distance.

I shake the memory from my head staring back at Kallista who looking at me oddly. "So we wait." I asked even though it came out as more of a statment.

"Pretty much" she admitted "But you know me Nicolette" Kallista began her smile growing "waiting with me is never boring."

Thursday, 20 January 2011

The world of Nicolette Croga - 1)

Beep, Beep, Beep.

I grumbled under my breath before flailing out a arm towards the direction of the noise. My hand patted around the smooth surface of my side table, momentarily colliding with bits of broken glass that when pressed against my skin gently and painlessly re-open the previous cuts causing blood to tickle out of my hand slightly.

Giving up I roll over and stare up at the ceiling. The smashed window let in way to much light for my liking and the now tattered curtains did little to stop that. I could feel the warmth across the side of my face were the sunlight infiltrated the room and I closed my eyes slightly in satisfaction.

I would of drifted back to sleep if the alarm clock hadn't paraded on beeping away in a desperate attempt to wake me. Of all the things to be broken it stayed in tact. I turned my head at squinting my eyes against the sun pressed the button on top of the alarm clock.

I sat up and rubbed my eyes before slipping sideways out of bed and allowing the glass to cut at my feet. I walked over to the mirror and moaned before heading to the bathroom. In my head I made a small checklist.

. Wash my face
. Sort out my hair
. Sort out my cuts
. Throw alarm out of the window and laugh if it hits someone

Yeah that seemed like a fun morning. I splashed my face with a bit of cold water and my eyes stung open to their full size revealing they were hazel not brown. I straightened my eyelashes with the water and rubbed the water down into my cheeks.

I pulled out the Chinese hair piece from my hair and set it down on the side. It stood 10cm tall and was in braided with a swirling gold and blue pattern. I grabbed the hair brush and used the brush to re-collect the stray blond, red and brown strands of hair that had come loose in my sleep. I left my side fringe free across my face along with a little bit on the other side of my face.

With my hair and face sorted I straightened my cloths and walked back into the room to see the armour plates peeking out from under the bed were I usually kept them along with my various patterned daggers. Most parents wouldn't of allowed there 23 year old daughters to have real weapons in their room but my parents were long gone now so it didn't really matter.

I threw my self on the mattress cross legged and stared at my cut arm hands and feet. In my hand a small blue ball of energy conjured up in my hand. I burst out over my body like a scanner and small parts attached to the cuts. They removed the smallest pieces of glass and closed the cuts into thin lines that would heal well within a few days.

With my appearance and well being sorted I whipped my head to face the alarm clock and my eyes narrowed as I allowed myself an evil grin.

"OW!" Came a startled males voice from below. I ran over to the window to see the smashed clock parts scattered on the pavement and a man probably twice my age rubbing an imaginary bump on his bold head. His eyes scanned the buildings and before he could see me I hid round the corner of the wall and laughed.

I continued laughing slightly until it was no longer funny and stared at the gap under my bed. I crawled over on my hands and knees and brought out a box filled with various daggers of different shapes sized and colours. Normally my armour would be layered neatly on top but considering what happened last night it was obvious I hadn't the time.

I stared back at the smashed window and ragged curtains that blew slightly in the wind.

Smash! Glass shattered around me but thanks to my biotic barrier none collied with my skin only bouncing off and tearing the unexpected curtains to shreds.
I land in a painful position on my back and momentarily my breath is knocked from me.
I reach for a dagger under my bed and once I have one I launch myself forward into a standing position aiming the dagger out the window.
It is dark outside but the light my barrier is giving off would of been enough for me to see them. After a few minutes of scanning I am sure the person has left. I drop my dagger and hastily remove my armor throwing it under my bed. Crouching up I reach for my pillows and blanket planning to move then to a different room to sleep in, but I slip on the broken glass and fall onto the bed. Without meaning to I fall asleep as soon as my head hits the pillow.

I shake off the disturbingly life like memory and stare out the window. Cocking my head I see the smashed screen read 9:27 when it was torn apart by the curb. In my head I do a rough estimate that its half past or twenty five to and grab the parts of my armour.

I slip the armor on and grab a few various daggers from my blue pile and slipped them into the various straps. Standing up I look out the window, satisfied no one was around I climbed onto the frame and climbed onto the roof.

Quickly plotting the way I started running across the roof tops towards Kallista's home.

OC- Nicolette Croga

Name: Nicolette Croga

Age: 28

Gender: Female

Hair Colour: Medium brown with copper red and Blondie highlights

Eye Colour: Hazel

Appearance : Medium height, Thin and Pretty, She has tattoos of falling feathers on her back.

Personality: She is Funny, Kind, Forgiving and smart but get on the wrong side of her and she can be unforgiving.

Magical Skill: Biotic (can conjure up an energy blue in appearance that can throw levitate disarm and knock enemy's over. Can also be used to create shields and exhilarate healing.

Physical Skill: Daggers, She can hit opponents from far distances with incredible accuracy and Never misses her target.

Other Skills: She is a great gymnast and used to have a black belt in Jui-Jit-Zu. These skills have left her as a stealthy and fast individual who can stay silent when needed to. She can handle most guns but prefers Physical combat.

History: Nicolette learnt about the world of magic when she was 10 and studied elemental magic for 3 months. She then switched to necromancy and finding this easier continued studying it. When Nicolette was 12 she was attacked by a local necromancer looking for gas, money and food. He killed her parents but Nicolette  escaped as he didn't know she was magical and underestimated her. Nicolette found a elemental teacher and gave up necromancy because of the events with her parents. At the age of 22 Nicolette tracked down her parents killer and killed him. For 6 years Nicolette has freelanced going from Private jobs to Sanctuary work. In the mortal world Nicolette is listed as Missing.

Weapon: Dagger

Car: Koenigsegg CCXR

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Books, Books and Oh look more books! God where are they coming from?

Heya everyone! Sorry I wasn't on tonight but I have a lot of reading to do!

Turns out if you switch the lids on the money pots your sister will never know the difference!

So today I brought two new books from the book fair.

Shiver and Linger

Normally I go for vampire books but these books are all about werewolves.... it's like the werewolf version of Twilight just not as soppy and stupid.

Trust me I'm half way though the first book 'Shiver' and it is awesome!


 Also as if that wasn't enough my mums friend had just brought a new vampire series and had now lent me the first book!

She is the same person who lent me the morganville vampires books...

 The book is called Marked and looks so awesome! When I have read these book I'll tell you all about them! accept Morganville because just like Skulduggery it is to epic to describe in words

First of 9 Morganville vampire books in a planned 12 book series

Plus I still haven't finished the other books I was reading
'The Last Vampire'

So yeah loads of books and no where near as much time to read them :)