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Post  meadowlark on Tue May 17, 2011 11:11 pm

Roderich sat outside the Pearly Gates, his violin out as he double-checked the tuning on it. It hadn't gone out of tune for as long as he recalled having it, but it never hurt to check. He finally set it aside, placing the case on his blue jacket. He was in his human appearance, since he wasn't technically within Heaven itself.

The seraph tugged on the hem of his vest to smooth it down. He picked up his spectacles, considering whether to enter Heaven or return to earth. He didn't have any reason to do either and for the moment was more than content to watch the other angels come and go. He put the glasses on and leaned back, looking up as the gates opened.


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Post  Roisin on Tue May 17, 2011 11:46 pm

Roisin stared at the gates. With a gulp she swallowed her apprehension. She couldn't find the answer up here, but maybe she could find it on Earth. And Erik was down there again. She had spent so much time taking care of him in Heaven, and so much time worrying about him when he went Earthside that she felt it would be better to just be there with him.

Still... she was nervous. It had been millennia since she was among humans, and last time she hadn't had to appear as one of them. Not many seraphim took assignments on Earth, there just didn't seem to be many suited to it.

With a shake of her head she shoved her concerns away. She would never know if she stayed here. She pushed the gates open, ruffling her wings at the sight of the world outside. It was bigger than she remembered... Her lower wings tucked tight around her body. She nearly missed the other angel sitting by the gates. "Roddy!" She exclaimed. "Heavens, am I glad to see you!"
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Post  meadowlark on Tue May 17, 2011 11:50 pm

Roderich's brow rose, that had not been what he'd expected to hear. It was several years since he'd been in Heaven for a prolonged period of time. He tended to spend his time on earth whether he had an assignment or not. He offered the other Seraph a smile, "Oh? May I ask why, Rosie?"
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Post  Roisin on Wed May 18, 2011 12:00 am

Rosy's wings fluttered a bit, a little bit embarrassed that she needed help. "You spend a lot of time on Earth, right?" She realized that might not sound right. "I mean, you're familiar with it." She sat down next to him, looking up at him with bright green eyes. "I... I want to go Earthside."
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Post  meadowlark on Wed May 18, 2011 12:02 am

He nodded slightly, removing his glasses again, "Yes I do spend a lot of time on Earth." He met her gaze for a long moment, scanning her features in mild confusion, "You mean in human form?"
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Post  Roisin on Wed May 18, 2011 12:07 am

She fiddled with the feathers on one her flight wings. She dropped her gaze and nodded her head. "Yes. I want to take a real assignment on Earth." She shifted around a bit. "I just... don't know if I can..."
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Post  meadowlark on Wed May 18, 2011 12:08 am

He brushed a non-existent speck of dust from his sleeve as he considered that, "Is there a particular reason?"
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Post  Roisin on Wed May 18, 2011 12:13 am

"Well I've only been to Earth a total of... one time." She shifted again. "And back then all I had to do was provide invisible support for a saint." Her wings slumped a bit. "I have no idea what it's like now."
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Post  meadowlark on Wed May 18, 2011 12:14 am

"I meant that you felt the need to go down now, but..." He paused for a moment before putting a comforting arm around the other angel, "I can do what I can to help you, but much of it has to be learned on your own."
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Post  Roisin on Wed May 18, 2011 1:50 am

"Oh..." She leaned against Roderich's side, thankful for support. Her wings, for once, were still. "There's something I need to find... and someone I need to protect." She paused for a second and considered how to put her compulsion into the right words. "I think I've finally realized that the best way- no, the only way I really can, is on Earth." Roisin rested her head on his shoulder. "I know what I do brings joy up here, but I think I can do more good down there... Does that make any sense?"

She blinked up at him. In someways, she felt like a child compared to Roderich. He was knowledgeable, level headed, and experienced. He had actually gone out into the world, while she just staid where she was, too afraid to leave her Father's house. "I'd be really thankful for any help you can give. I have a feeling I'll need all I can get."
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Post  meadowlark on Wed May 18, 2011 1:52 am

"You can do a great deal of good down there, Rosy, but there are a lot of requirements on an angel down there as well." He considered for a long moment before speaking again, "Do you know your human form?"
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Post  Roisin on Wed May 18, 2011 2:17 am

"Ok." She considered his words carefully. If she was going to do this, she wanted to do it right. She shook her head. "No, not really. When I was with Columba, all I had to do was watch over him out of sight, and appear as a vision every now and then."
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Post  meadowlark on Wed May 18, 2011 2:52 am

So they were completely starting from square one. That was good to know. "Well, do you know how to take human form?" He asked gently.
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Post  Roisin on Wed May 18, 2011 3:04 am

"Ummm..." She blushed a bit, looking off to one side. "I know that I need to make my wings vanish and appear less... heavenly, but as for how to physically do that..." She let out a sigh. "No. Not really."
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Post  meadowlark on Wed May 18, 2011 3:09 am

Roderich smiled softly, shaking his head, "Well, that will be the first thing to deal with, I think." He considered, trying to recall how he'd first learned to do it all those millennia ago.
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Post  Roisin on Wed May 18, 2011 3:35 am

Rosy nodded. "Alright. So we'll start at the very beginning." She smiled at him, wings fluffing contentedly. "It's a very good place to start." She was ready to learn.
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Post  meadowlark on Wed May 18, 2011 11:12 am

Roderich's brow rose at the words, recognizing the lyrical quality from something on Earth. He paused for a moment before beginning to give her the basic instructions for how to take human form.
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Post  Roisin on Wed May 18, 2011 12:10 pm

Rosy honestly had no idea why Roderich was giving her that look. The words had just sounded right to her. She listened carefully as Roddy began explaining, not wanting to screw this up. In theory, it sounded simple enough, but then again, only practice would tell.

"Ok, here goes nothing!" She concentrated hard on willing her wings to that plane beyond human sight. Tried to force her heavenly glow inward. It was a struggle, but she was determined. She hadn't realized that she had closed her eyes until she opened them when it felt like the process was done. She glanced at her back, not seeing her largest pairs of wings. "Did it work?" She asked Roderich, upper wings twitching in excitement beside her face.
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Post  meadowlark on Wed May 18, 2011 12:46 pm

The other seraph smiled slightly, shaking his head, "Partially. You need to focus on concealing all sets of wings, not just the flight wings. Your aura's decreased though which is good."
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Post  Roisin on Wed May 18, 2011 10:41 pm

Rosy brought her hands up to the sides of her head, pouting when they came in contact with familiar soft feathers. "Alright, so it's a bit harder than I thought..." At least she had done well with her aura, that was encouraging. She tried again, and again, and again with varying levels of success. There was one time where she managed to make her non-flight wings disappear and could have passed as an angel instead of a seraph, but that wasn't what they were after. Another time all of her wings disappeared, but her glow shown even brighter. And on one memorable occasion in Rosy's opinion, all of her wings vanished except the very tips. It was rather unsettling to see the fluffy bundles of feathers just floating along side her.

Thankfully, she was eventually able to pull together a mostly human appearance. "... make that a lot harder."
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Post  meadowlark on Thu May 19, 2011 12:34 am

Roderich smiled, "It's against our nature to hide, so yes it is a good deal harder. You just have to concentrate on keeping your wings and aura hidden now. And be careful to avoid mentioning anything that would indicate you're older than a normal human. And try to keep references to heavenly realms--at least the fact that you're from them--out of your conversation."
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Post  Roisin on Fri May 20, 2011 12:16 am

Rosy nodded. This assignment was going to be a challenge. She counted off the list on her fingers. "So what do I talk about then? Does that mean no miracles?" She asked.
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Post  meadowlark on Fri May 20, 2011 12:39 am

"Yes, Rosie, that means no miracles. You ask them about what they like, what they do, until such time as you figure out how to converse without revealing what you are. It takes time and practice."
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Post  Roisin on Fri May 20, 2011 8:56 pm

It sounded like most things in Earth assignments took practice. And experience was one thing that she just didn't have. These assignments, they were for souls. It wasn't something she could afford to screw up. She worried her lip slightly. "Roderich... what if I mess up?"
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Post  meadowlark on Fri May 20, 2011 9:37 pm

He looked her over for a long moment, "You won't. The advice I'm giving you is more for your own sake. Your innocence may draw people to you, it's for your own sake that I counsel you to keep the miracles hidden, and your origins as well."
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