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[complete] What's New, Pussycat?

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Re: What's New, Pussycat?

Postby Hakim Al-Qasimi » Fri Dec 08, 2017 12:21 pm

“This is…a phantom blade is the closest English translation I give you,” Hakim explained. “You will feel a cold sensation in the centre of your palm when the knife enters your hand - do not be alarmed, you will not be injured by the experience.”

Hopefully, Caleb took that to heart, because in the next moment, he flipped the knife over and appeared to plunge the blade through his hand, though there was no pain - only a slight, chilly spot of coolness as if an ice cube had been set there. It lasted a split-second before it, and the blade, withdrew.

Down in the bowl, a circular pit the size of a thumbprint had opened in the salt, black with a reddish tinge.
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Re: What's New, Pussycat?

Postby Caleb Walker » Sat Dec 09, 2017 8:30 am

Caleb had probably read or heard at least a little about this shit? So to his credit he didn't move his hand, instead in the microseconds before "impact," he thought about how dumb he was going to feel if it was actually a real knife, but thankfully it wasn't. >.>

In a flick of pale lashes, he glanced down at the black print that had formed in the bowl. "What next?"
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Re: What's New, Pussycat?

Postby Hakim Al-Qasimi » Sat Dec 09, 2017 8:53 am

Hakim put the knife aside and picked up the Radiohead CD. "Now we will focus the energy of the curse back on the caster," he said smoothly, pressing the case down into the bowl of salt on one side of the divot. "Based on the reaction of the salt, it seems to be quite minor - though of course, all curses bestow an intangible weight on the soul."

He pushed a hand mirror into the salt opposite the CD. "Put your fingers on the edge of the bowl and close your eyes," he instructed. "I want you to imagine the caster in as much detail as you can. Picture them in your mind's eye as vividly as you are able."

With that instruction given, Hakim rested one hand on the book and lifted his wand with the other, the slow swirl of it blurring into the sound of his voice chanting a musical incantation in Arabic, the heavy scent from the burner filling their lungs, turning the atmosphere soporific. Within it, Caleb would feel his mind open, silencing the concerns of his day and allowing him to focus solely on the act being asked of him.
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Re: What's New, Pussycat?

Postby Caleb Walker » Mon Dec 11, 2017 9:59 am

Caleb did the thing with his fingers on the edge of the bowl, closing his eyes and trying to imagine Xara in a flurry of images--of cowl neck sweaters and yoga pants, tight jeans and matching panties, her raucous laughter and the stupid hurt face she got sometimes.

"Is it working?"
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Re: What's New, Pussycat?

Postby Hakim Al-Qasimi » Thu Jan 25, 2018 7:44 am

His own words seemed to echo in his head but they came out muted, faint, carried away on the smoke without the slightest interruption to Hakim's chanting. Caleb felt a stirring inside his chest, as if a great, black mass was uncoiling itself, and the room blurred before his eyes, only for a few moments until the poison bled out.

When at last the fog in his head lifted, he was lying back in the cushions, an uncommon sensation of peace settling over him, as if just for a few moments in time, everything was exactly how it should be.

In the bowl, the CD case had melted into a twisted blob of plastic and the mirror had shattered. Hakim was dousing the burner and gave Caleb a small smile as he cleaned up the table. "How are you feeling, Mr. Walker?"
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Re: What's New, Pussycat?

Postby Caleb Walker » Fri Jan 26, 2018 6:27 pm

Caleb pulled back from the bowl and sat up straight, regaining his bearings in a dazed yet relaxed sort of state. He blinked a few times and said, impressed, "Like I just took the most amazing dump."
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Re: What's New, Pussycat?

Postby Hakim Al-Qasimi » Mon Feb 12, 2018 5:38 am

"Ah, the lightness of an unencumbered soul," he said, amused. "The curse has been summarily returned to its caster, and you should find certain interactions considerably less fraught with personal danger. Commensurate to your work, of course," Hakim added with a twinkle in his gaze as he rose from the cushions and carefully disposed of the contents of the bowl into a beautiful Moroccan green urn that pulsed with fey energy. They made no sound where they should have hit the bottom.
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Re: What's New, Pussycat?

Postby Caleb Walker » Tue Feb 13, 2018 8:14 pm

Thank the fucking lord.

Caleb thanked Hakim, and after a quick post-decursing small talk he was on his way, feeling considerably lighter.
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