I've been doing a lot of self-discovery lately. And what have I come across over the past few weeks? Parts of my personality with names, past lives, and their own appearances and basic souls. I call them Figments, and they are within all of us. And I've been using them as roleplay characters. XD So now I think I'll try and make things work, maybe add a few stories from the Mansion, which is where they live.
But now it's time to give you their appearances and a brief bio on each of them: Raphael, Kakana, Alakina, Stepha, and Raven. They are the main characters, and maybe bios of the others will be added later.
Figments were human once. They lived and breathed, but when they died they chose to stay here and exist on the earth as parts of people, instead of going to heaven or to Hell. None of their deaths were peaceful, and I believe that all of us can choose to become a Figment or pass quietly into eternity. When the time comes for me, I will become a Figment.
Raphael, or Raph/Raphie as he is sometimes affectionately known, is a definite worrier. He was born in France, in the Victorian Age. He fell in love with a woman named Dana, who was entranced by him. Raphael was brilliant, noble, kind, unbelievably caring, and he was also heavily artistic. And he had just enough of a dark side to him to make him be irresistible to the ladies. However, Kakana (Raphael's twin, read below) tricked Dana into thinking Raphael was using her, and she ended up marrying Kakana instead. At Kakana's wedding, the church they were in burned to the ground--with all the guests trapped inside. Raphael and Kakana never got over Dana, and as time passes and they come to today they do not forgive each other. Raphael takes an interest in poetry, healing, cooking, and he's still quite the ladies' man, even though he is a few millennia old. He, however, has settled down with Alakina, a fellow Figment he met not long after his death. Alakina and Raphael are my parents basically. Both Kakana and Raphael died at the age of seventeen. Raphael, out of all of mah Figments, is the one I spend the most time with and he is also the strongest by far.
Kakana, or K/Kaka (if you REALLY feel like annoying him) is not very much like his brother. He is so much darker than Raphael is, despite having been born only a few seconds after him. Kakana is quiet, vicious when he wants to be, brilliant with machinery, and he has a definite touch of cruelty and lust to him. While Raphael keeps himself in check and never deals heartbreak, Kakana breaks a definitely huge amount of heart. Raphael's bad-boy attractiveness is nothing compared to K's, and he was enchanted on sight with Dana. He became automatically determined to win her, no matter what it takes, and he managed it. Now, he has a workshop where he has made things like explosive arrows, quivers that never empty, a memory machine that duplicates memories and can also bring copies of people back from the dead, and he is very happily settling down with Dana. This picture is faintly off--K's wings are red and draconic in nature. But the rather bored yet intent expression? That's definitely his.
Alakina (she has no nicknames O_O) is very, very much a contradiction. She is ancient, dating back to Africa not long after the time of Adam and Eve, and she is quite tricky. She is loving, vengeful, kind, cruel, wise, a fool, and she is also extraordinarily playful. She's pretty easily embarrassed, strong beyond her years, and she died horribly. She was fifteen when she died, and her tribe was almost dead due to starvation caused by a drought. Late one night her tribe was set upon by lions, and everyone within it was torn to pieces--including Alakina and her son. She still doesn't like big cats. She's my mother, just as perverted as Raphael, and she definitely cannot be tamed. Oh she's beautiful, isn't she? She's kind and wise and so very strong, and she's everything I want to be. Everything I am. Of all my Figments, she's the one I have the most in common with. She basically runs the Mansion. Alakina and Raphael have recently had a child by the name of Jace, named after a lover who had saved her life, a fellow angelic Figment. He had killed a Figment, and in return for doing the deed that had saved her life, he fell and was destroyed. She never truly got over him.
And now for my youngest Figment....Well, technically she is the eldest. She died at the age of twenty, in Chicago around the 1920's, but she appears to be a girl of around ten to twelve. Her mind seems to be trapped around that age as well. Her story is the darkest out of all them: Her mother was a prostitute who's husband left her--Stepha's mother, Rachelle, was manic-depressive and he left her. Rachelle tried her best, but they never had very much money. And it wasn't long until Rachelle took back the wrong client, and wound up getting murdered right in front of a six year old Stepha's eyes. Stepha was taken in by the murderer, the case having been written off as 'just another whore killing.' She was raised by her new Master, taught to love abuse and rough treatment, and she almost flourished under his care. At least there was food....But then she grew and grew, and her Master began hitting her more and more as she aged. And then came her twentieth birthday, and she just knew she was done for. There was no way her Master would want to keep someone who ha grown to be that age. But things seemed fine for a while, until Stepha was sent out to get milk...She got mugged on the way, got back late, and her Master gave her to his friend as punishment. She was brutally raped and left for dead. Now, she is still a slave and still has a Master, but she seems to be finally growing into herself, trying to break free of the slave mentality she had been forced into her entire brutal life.
Raven, or Ravey/Rave as he is occasionally called, is the Master of cute little Stepha. He was born in Texas, and he died at the age of nineteen, in prison for the rape of a little girl. He was alive around the fifties, not very long ago. He's the most recent addition to my Mansion, and he was brought in when Stepha's former Mistress was..discontinued for reasons of endangerment to the others. He is cruel, cold, heartless, and evil, for all intents in purposes. He's part wolf, but he definitely has two major twists to him: He is actually a vegetarian and he does truly love Stepha, and not too long ago he revealed his feelings for her, and the pair are flourishing as a couple now that Stepha is finally seen as an equal. They're likely going to have a kid soon, and the Figments and I are taking bets on how much lupine aspects it will have.