OOC: Sorry for the length and it probably won't make sense... but stick with it pleeeeeaaaaaase...
RPG:"Why are you doing this to me?"
This was the shortening of the moans groans rants and cries as i was still in the sink three days before christmas.
Grandma Pearl had ignored me for a whole twenty four hours, she had let my dad in the house and had sat him down for an important chat, Dad had come in and spoon fed me a bowl of cereal and told me although i was too young, although my grandmother was clearly barking, he told me he could understand why she was doing this, when asked if this meant i would be getting out of the sink soon he told me she'd have to talk to me first.
When would this talk be? Well it would be whenever Pearl Perry decided, of course all of her dithering proved to me that i wouldn't be stretching my limbs for some time, everytime she came into the kitchen humming silent night - which was irritatingly often, i would shout at her tell to get me the hell out, why was she doing this, it was unecessary, i wasn't going to sleep with anyone.
Unfortunately the more i yelled the louder her singer became, the more hysterical her notes and the longer she stood choking on a particularly high note and hacked against the counter as if she had a hair ball.
So for a change when she came in i decided to be quiet, i decided to not tell her my skin had gone a lovely shade of royal blue from the cold, i decided to not say anything about the fact i had been to the toilet for two days due to lack of sustenance, i didn't even mention that blood had stopped running through my now knobbled hands and feet and even gluteus maximus, i left all these things out, i kept my mouth still and silent, the mouth cracking with skin from the cold coming from the broken window.
Instead through gritted teeth i asked her how her day was.
She told me it was fiiiiine just fiiiiiiiine, all her grandchildren couldn't wait to open their presents so she had hidden them in the attic, she told me about how the next door neighbour had come over and threatened to phone the police if her son was ever within ten feet of this house again, then the son knocked on the door and gave her a card and she had slapped him across the head with her palm chastising him for not impregnating me.
This was a good let in for me so i wondered out loud why she wanted to get me pregnant so desperately, i know it was the Perry legacy and all but she waited until her sons were at least thirty before she made them have kids.
She turned and glared at me, this was it, this was the explanation, i thought it would be something along the lines of - because i said so now shut up, but it was more in depth than that, but she did start with that; then she breathed heavily against the counter and pulled a stool over and sat on it opposite the sink, i craned my next to the right to see her.
"We're heading for dark times twit," This was all calm and genial, almost warm, she never called me Nina, just twit, always twit. "The last war, i helped fight, all of us Perry's helped fight of course, we're strong at heart, i had just sent out your father to impregnate some muggle bint." She sighed "Then the war began and everyone fought, including your great grandmother Lucrecia, but i wouldn't let my children fight, your great grandmother died, she was frozen solid and trapped in some horrible place, well - my brother and sister went to save her, their children fought, and they died, I never saw Abraham and Grace again I know they died, I gained their powers, suddenly i was astral projecting in battle, i was moving things i couldn't see, and i knew they were dead, although.. although when Lucrecia disappeared so did her singular power, there used to be four Perry powers you know... four... none of my boys got it, it was for a woman, a woman who could control it, women are good at that, moving things you can't see, that's a male power, the other two, unisex." It didn't make sense to me.
She breathed heavily for a moment, this was odd, if my arms were capable of movement i'm sure i would have patted her shoulder or squeezed her hand, but sympathy and being stuck in a sink were two very separate entities. I couldn't bring myself to be sympathetic yet.
"A couple of Grace's children had that power, such beautiful children, the older ones fought, they were all so graceful, the rest were under the care of the most idiotic muggle ever - you see Grace married her muggle and before the war every single child of Abraham and Grace's went to stay with that... that twit." She spat the word, Abraham being her brother and having named her first son Abraham, Abe, my Dad. "He wasn't taking care of my children, I wouldn't let him, i sent them far away to America, Frank had just won it big there." She cackled, "Such clever boys!" The reasoning for leaving them all with a muggle being that the Death Eaters wouldn't think of looking there, and he did move them all to Alabania... where a Death Eater sect were waiting...
She stayed in hiding after this she fought with her brother and sister, a Perry power is ejected from the body if they are harmed grievously or close to death, it's just how it's been for centuries, then they return to the Perry when they are better, sadly Abraham and Grace were injured to such an extent the powers went in their sister instead - the powers don't care where they go as long as it's a healthy Perry most time it's how the powers are passed on, if a Perry dies peacefully though the power is just passed on through procreation, but Perry's only get one power each, in Pearl's case, power's don't care if the host is already occupied they just go ahead and whoosh in, so there's a disorientated Pearl seeing her siblings die painfully from a Death Eater attack and she gained control of their powers, she later discovered that Grace's muggle husband had failed protecting the Perry children and every last one had been slaughtered in Albania. She bundled herself into hiding until apparently some young boy called Harry Potter caused the downfall of the Dark Lord, then she gathered them up and demanded all of her sons reproduce immediately.
Harry Potter, that name always rings a bell, I mentioned i think he was in my year at school, my grandmother was all a blubber, whenever she mentioned her mother she'd get tearful, sadly i knew that story, i knew that Lucrecia had been frozen solid so her power couldn't be passed on because she wasn't dead, and all the children with her power were killed losing it for ever, her power was unknown to most but the Perry line, that was why she had been frozen as she was until the Dark Lord could harness it, her name, coincidentally was from some roman legend in which Sextus Tarquinius infamously raped her. I never understood what it meant, but she was the first known Perry (we're a pretty young family,) she took on the name Perry after something or other happened.
Grandmother Pearl never referred to the origins of her mother's name and it had been Frank who had told me, he told me she had the power to move elements, my reply to this had been 'meaning what exactly', she can affect the weather sort of thing, she could hold fire in the palm of her hand, command a lightning storm, control water, anything to do with fire air water or lightning she had a handle on, thing was using the power too long left her drained and weak. The war exhausted her.
Pearl stood from her stool, as she had already said she repeated, "Dark times are coming twit, we need to be prepared, your powers are the most potent, by being pregnant you'll be able to reproduce and be safe from the fighting, we have to start procreating now, we don't know how long this upcoming darkness will last, we have to be prepared."
But if i were to have children now they'd probably die, i'm weakened if i get pregnant, wait a second, what war?
"Can't you sense it? The whole country reeks of it." She scoffed.
Obviously she was losing her mind.
She told me to stop being so naive and get out of the sink, thing was, I couldn't. How did all that nonsense make sense to dad anyways.
"I'm not losing anyone else, do you know what it feels like to lose everything and then gain the one thing you dread most in the world."
Nope i couldn't even comprehend that, sorry Gran, what thing?
"You know all hope is lost when you gain the powers of you family, it's the most horrible thing in the world to have multiple powers." I would have asked 'How? it makes you stronger' but obviously you gain them at a price.
"If you get pregnant we can put you into hiding and if anything happens to the rest of us you'll survive and can continue the line, it's best to start now you know."
That was the most ridiculous theory i had ever heard but i didn't say anything, it clearly meant if this war were to happen she thinks i'd be the only one left alive... i let her call for Butch who stomped in and peeled me out of the sink and carried me to bed stretching me out on it, my limbs burned in pain, the soft covers of the bed felt like they were going to swallow me, me head was spinning.
Grandma followed him and stood over me as i lay perfectly still on the bed my eyes pinned to the ceiling above me to try and stop my head spinning, i heard her voice, "I'm only trying to do what's best for this family twit." She murmured.
OOC: told you it wouldnt make sense