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Here the Daisies Guard You From Every Harm

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Here the Daisies Guard You From Every Harm

Post by Antonin Dolohov (Shayne) » Thu Jan 25, 2018 2:08 pm

1960s, United Kingdom.

Anya often fell asleep to the sound of anger.

Fyoder Dolohov was a tall, thin man with weathered features and chin-length hair, hard blue eyes and an unforgiving demeanor. He could turn on the charm when necessary; the gracious host, the humble accolades, but behind the doors of their cold stone home, the mask fell away. Years of firewhiskey and twisted genetics and trials of his own had shaped Fyoder into a haunting image that burned the back of his children's eyes.

Anya, the baby and his only girl, was spared the brunt of his physical rage. That, he exerted on Aleks and Ante, in what he claimed was character-building. If you couldn't take a punch, you shouldn't throw one. And in the environment that raised Ante, well, let's just say Antonin "Molotov" Dolohov threw a lot.

Neighborhood kids were terrified of him and his crew. Nott, Avery, and Mulciber delighted in the fear, whereas Ante remained, ever like his father, stoic. These exploits were rarely encouraged, and more often than not seen as detractors of Fyoder's reputation. Thus, it wasn't uncommon for Anya to witness the result: blistering, blinding punishment and yelling lectures on appearance and face.

Tonight, though, before she could fall asleep, Ante slipped into her room and sat on the edge of her bed.

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Re: Here the Daisies Guard You From Every Harm

Post by Deceased Anastasia Dolohov » Thu Jan 25, 2018 11:12 pm

She wasn't yet ten, but unfortunately, she'd seen -and experienced -a great deal more than Ante might have liked. Fyodor had grown bored with his wife, and Anya was an easy target because he'd taught her to love him. When her father would come into her room at night, she would sit up primly, eager for her Papa to sit and read fairytales from Mother Russia -lilting, haunting stories that she adored.

The fairytales turned into nightmares.

She'd just started to drift when Ante came in, and for a moment, she thought it was her father -stirring, her voice squeaked a soft Papa?, a note of fear in the corners of her mouth -but her rigid little frame softened as her brother sat gently on the edge of her bed. Anya recognized his presence, the sound of his breathing, even the faint smell of his shampoo in the room -her love for him was so deep, so infinite, that she thought maybe she'd even memorize his fingerprints, one day. Rolling slowly to her side so she could face him in the dark.

"Ante?" Her small, porcelain hand reached out to find him, curling in his pajama shirt since she couldn't find anything else.

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Re: Here the Daisies Guard You From Every Harm

Post by Antonin Dolohov (Shayne) » Sat Jan 27, 2018 1:04 pm

His hand slipped over hers, like a statue coming to life, and he righted the blanket over her shoulders. "Spi dal'she," he murmured. Their life was a series of masks. Even at home, Ante nor Aleks could afford to shed them. There was nowhere to run, nowhere to hide, no way to relax and shed the day. It was only here, ever so often, that he seemed human. With Anya.
Go back to sleep.

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Re: Here the Daisies Guard You From Every Harm

Post by Deceased Anastasia Dolohov » Sat Jan 27, 2018 11:35 pm

She tugged at his hand, urging him to lay with her. "What's wrong?" her small voice whispered, saucer-wide eyes pinned on him in the dark. The vestiges of innocence she had left still ruled her person; despite the damage that their father was doing, had been doing since since her seventh birthday, she clung to the belief that Ante, her white knight, would always be there to save her.

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Re: Here the Daisies Guard You From Every Harm

Post by Antonin Dolohov (Shayne) » Tue Jan 30, 2018 12:28 pm

"Aleks," he muttered disapprovingly. It was always Aleks. Aleks the Instigator. The Provoker. Fyoder and Aleks were far too alike to get along, both men prone to violence and heightened emotions, leaving the two youngest children caught in the middle. Ante tapped his nose. "Broken."

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Re: Here the Daisies Guard You From Every Harm

Post by Deceased Anastasia Dolohov » Thu Feb 01, 2018 2:05 am

Her already large eyes widened impossible. "Aleks broke his nose?" She whispered. Aleks had never been mean to her or shown her ill will, but he really didn't pay her any heed or acknowledge she existed most of the time. He was far more communicative with Ante. "Was it Papa that broke it?" Her eyes fell to their hands and she swallowed, the tiny cuts on the inside of her thighs stinging at the memory of his attentions only two nights prior.

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Re: Here the Daisies Guard You From Every Harm

Post by Antonin Dolohov (Shayne) » Thu Feb 01, 2018 9:01 am

Ante jerked a rough nod. "He'll heal."

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