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Love "Cassandra" Goodchild | Whit "Whitney" Brokehouse; February 15-26, 2009

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Voice Mail: Love "Cassandra" Goodchild to Whit "Whitney" Brokehouse; February 15, 2009

[Cassandra sounds sort of nervous, albeit an upbeat kind of nervous.]

"Hey Whit, this is Cassandra.

I'm not sure how to put this... because you really don't know me and all, but I sort of wanted to call and ask you if maybe... aw jeeze...

Um... I'm not... I mean... yeah.... could you ah... stopthreateningtokillPangloss? Maybe? Please? I mean, I don't have your side of the story and he ISN'T ASKING ME TO CALL, but just, unless he's doing something killworthy, it'll just encourage him, and being a jackass isn't a violation of any Tradition as far as I know and I'm sorry because HE IS A JACKASS, but he's kinda of weird about things right now.

It's sort of... complicated. You sort of remind him of himself, you see - and he um... I guess you could say he has low self esteem? COMPLICATED! Yeah!

Sooo.... yeah....

Sorrythiswas awkward. Bye.

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Whit "Whitney" Brokehouse to Voice Mail: Love "Cassandra" Goodchild; February 15, 2009

[Whit's voice is kind of nervous/awkward sounding though she's taking her time in speaking.]

"Hey Cassandra, it's Whit.

"Please tell Pangloss that I am not threatening to kill him. I, uh, don't think I've ever said anything close to that but... uh... it may be that he's misinterpreting something. It's just his general way of... um... asking questions with no serious meaning and insisting on them that's annoying me. He's not breaking or pushing or any kind of thing with the Traditions, but honestly I have more important things to worry about than my favorite color.

"I don't know about me reminding him of himself, but I have had a lot of bad history and it has affected how I deal with people. So... yeah. I have no desire to kill him or hurt him in any way, but I would... greatly appreciate if he would not bother me with... silly questions. I have other things to worry about.

"I don't want to hurt you either... so, uh, don't worry about that. I just think you're both... eccentric.

"Don't worry about awkwardness, I deal with it often. Bye."

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Voice Mail: Love "Cassandra" Goodchild to Whit "Whitney" Brokehouse; February 15, 2009

[Cassandra sounds sort of relieved and a little bit spacey.]

"Okay cool. Ixnay on the illingkay and all. Gotcha. Won't happen. Good. With Glossy it's more the principle and less the actual fear of death anyhooo... Here's the thing... on the topic of principles, that's why he's going to come across as "silly." Principles.

"I can't really go into it, but the professor was previously disallowed from silliness. No jokes. No smiling. No thoughtcrime. No nonconformity. Malk cliques can go wrong like that. This city of all cities should know too... his Sire.... yeah, many many many crayons short of a full box... actually scratch that, take a box of crayons, remove the crayons and fill it with undifferentiated non-colorful mass. That's sort of almost is the metaphor I failed to make.

"Anyhow, that's why I'm sorry I can't promise you he won't be silly - because silliness is something that he takes utterly seriously. He knows that his favorite color is important because he used to not be allowed to have one... either that or they just told him his favorite color was burnt sienna or something. I think that's why he's...

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Voice Mail: Love "Cassandra" Goodchild to Whit "Whitney" Brokehouse; February 15, 2009

[Left seconds after the previous voicemail]

"Jupiter's genitals! I miss real phones. Sorry about that. I always talk too much and always leave like sixty billion messages when I'm trying to explain anything at all.

"Anyhow, what I wanted to say on this bizarre round of phone tag was that Pansy is going to keep at it because he has to... because he's insane. I'm insane too granted, but mine's more internal than ex and is only really applicable to interactions with myself. I think anyhow that he's worried that your worries are more about the horrible onslaught of tragedy that keeps hammering anyone who's like us - the death and despair and realization that you are what you are and watching everything muck up in your hands as you're helpless to stop it - and...

Yeah... even though it's awful, he and I for once agree that you can't worry forever about JUST that or you'll end up insane too... and then you'll wake up and realize that you don't have a favorite color and don't know how much milk costs and haven't seen a movie since 1989 and only have one set of clothing and POOF! You're not you anymore.

But like... he doesn't need to...

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Voice Mail: Love "Cassandra" Goodchild to Whit "Whitney" Brokehouse; February 15, 2009

[Left seconds after the previous voicemail]

"ARRRHhhggg! Okay! Got it! I'll make this one short.

"Pansy ought not be a jackass at you. If he is being a jackass in the future, I will go outside of Elysium and feebly attempt to punch him in the hat - right where it hurts.

"That being said, I might recommend you get a favorite color and all before you feel sad about not having one because it can happen.

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Voice Mail: Love "Cassandra" Goodchild to Whit "Whitney" Brokehouse; February 15, 2009

[Left an hour later. Cassandra's voice sounds notably hyperactive and a little bit erratic]

"ONE MORE THING! Jennifer!

"It's a horrible long shot, but I know it wasn't you and it wasn't Clarke and it's really stupidly important right now because I found her when it happened and we need to know. I made a lot of promises on Valentine's Day.

"Do you know ANYTHING? ANYTHING at all.

[Pause, followed by a soft change in tone to a quieter and notably serious voice]

"I will go and bother the next person if you don't. I'm sorry, but it's just... there.

[Quieter still]

"You're not the only person with important things to have done and bad times in the past."

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Whit "Whitney" Brokehouse to Voice Mail: Love "Cassandra" Goodchild; February 15, 2009

[Whit sounds a bit lost for words or confused about how to say what she's wanting to... like she's trying to think and talk at the same time.]

"That's fine. About Pangloss. With the silliness. I can sort of, in an odd way, understand. I used to not be allowed to ask questions. But that's another story.

"In short: I'll figure out my favorite color for him, I won't go insane because I'm working out the stuff of my past with someone good. I have a theory about Jennifer, and am going to be working on it as much as I can. I want to find out who it was too. [She's staring to sound rushed, speeding through thoughts.] And as Sheriff I will give you permission to punch him if you really want to inside the building without breaking the rules.

"Um... yeah. Hope things work out for you both.

[She's talking insanely fast now. Some words probably squash together a little.]

"And I know I'm not the only one with important things to do or terrible pasts. It's just how I see them that makes them more important to me than anything else and more personal..."

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Voice Mail: Love "Cassandra" Goodchild to Whit "Whitney" Brokehouse; February 26, 2009

[Cassandra sounds hyperactive, maddened and frantic.]

"Hey! This is Cassandra! I know this is out of left field but I just got this and I don't wanttokeepcallingBrodybecause I... I think he's mad at me. I mean he's mad at Pansy... I mean Molly and you are mad at Pansy and... I mean...

"Jennifer. I figured something out... almost. Not who, but yes... you're Sheriff and if you don't already know. I mean. I need to help in any way I can.

"I can see things... not "THE FUTURE" like Clarke thought he could, but I can look into the primordial alphabet soup of the unspoken collective consciousness of all things made and unmade and occasionally I see a sentence - and that sentence is "Bobo the cab driver was affected by unknown powers of the blood, not Jenny."

"He was a coincidental victim, but he was the one... and... I'm not certain if Wright's told you but. The PARKING LOT. They fixed him up in the parking lot... if only I had a way to figure it all out. I know the target and the victim and the scene, but we can't putitalltogetherrightnow....

"I mean... I'm not in your camp and all and I don't really know how to say it, but... I really think you were the one in the room who didn't... I mean, there's Molly and Haldor and... and...

[Her voice gets drastically calmer]

"...and you seem to be... or at least to have been a good person. I think it's still present tense. Yes. So we called you. I'm not certain."

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Voice Mail: Love "Cassandra" Goodchild to Whit "Whitney" Brokehouse; February 26, 2009

[Left seconds after the previous voicemail. Cassandra still sounds calmed down]

"Cassandra again. I know we'll never see eye to eye on some things, but I also know that what I just got involved with, and I know what's right and wrong, and I know that even if... well if you don't think Jenny was the important bit, somebody's undermining your Prince and I want it to stop, and I think you do to.

"Somebody very probably used hypnotic powers on Barnaby Boxer, a cab driver who is now dead, in the hopes of killing Jennifer Preston, a girl who was very sweet and just wanted somebody to love her and didn't want to end up in hospitals or be told she was alone with nobody to take care of her... this wasn't Clarke, and I'm not sure who it is but...

[She still sounds subdued but her voice has a quieter sadder quality to it.]

"I'm sorry... it's been a stupid and crazy and sort of fantastic week but I'm very tired and I'm sorry I won't let it rest. Just... the parking lot. Bobo. Barnaby Boxer. The parking lot.

[Her voice cracks a bit. She sounds tired and sort of upset.]

"My favorite color is a sort of mango if I didn't mention before... like an orange creamsicle... or a sunset... or the day-glo horrid colors wallpaper used to come in when the 70s were in full swing. I think... I think orange creamsicle is the best way to describe it.

[mumbles]

"Sorry if I'm wasting your t..."

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Whit "Whitney" Brokehouse to Voice Mail: Love "Cassandra" Goodchild; February 26, 2009

[Whit sounds slightly frantic herself, talking fast, but also knowing what she's saying and with a bit of an official but caring air to her voice - non-frightening.]

"Cassandra. Thank you, seriously thank you. I want to find out what happened to. Seriously, you aren't bothering me at all. I'm not mad at anyone, I just think some people overdo things sometimes. Like Pangloss. But that's not his fault, I understand... I'll try to calm Molly down about it and hopefully Brody too. I'll see what I can do. Don't worry about it too much. They have lots of things going on...

"This is potentially a matter of safety in the city. And being the Sheriff it's my duty to take care of it, so I'm going to take care of it with whatever help I can get. I know it's not Clarke's fault, all of it isn't. He let me inside his mind to check his story, and I checked everything. I know you may think that I believe you're all crazy cuz you're Malkavians, and while that's true I also understand that you are able to see the world in a way the rest of us can't. I can vaguely understand, being able to do some of the things I can do but that's not the point.

"The point is I believe you. I don't think this is too much, and I want to help with..."

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Whit "Whitney" Brokehouse to Voice Mail: Love "Cassandra" Goodchild; February 26, 2009

[Left a few moments later]

"I knew it was going to cut me off... I want to help Cassandra. I want to know who did this to her and I want to not let that happen ever again. It never should have happened...

"Why don't we plan to meet tomorrow night, in my office? You can bring Pangloss if it makes you feel safer, but please tell him to control himself... This is a really serious matter and I don't want it to get silly or out of hand, no matter his disposition. I will kick him out if I feel like he's impeding my progress.

[Whit's voice suddenly slows and calms considerably.]

"I want to fix this... I'm really on your side Cassandra... I just hope you believe me."

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Whit "Whitney" Brokehouse to Voice Mail: Love "Cassandra" Goodchild; February 26, 2009

[About five minutes after her last message. Whit sounds kind of calm but a sad note in her voice.]

"Just one last thing... I still don't have a favorite color, but tell Pangloss that I'm working on it. I can understand his point, and I strangely appreciate his help..."

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Whit "Whitney" Brokehouse to Voice Mail: Love "Cassandra" Goodchild; February 26, 2009

[Whit calls back one last time, sounding the same as the last message]

"One last thing, I swear... until tomorrow night at least.

...

...

"I hope I'm a good person too... I just hope it's enough."

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