• There is nothing that Lucie remembers of life before Aunt Morna's house beyond feeling of fear and searing physical pain. She cannot draw to mind the faces of her parents, only the disgust in Eleanora Blacknall's voice when she spoke of her "devil-sighted" offspring, Lucie and her twin Luna. A turning point of searing pain as their mother drove a hot blade into the soft flesh of Lucie's back, carving a cross along her spine to drive the demons out at a tender age.
  • Protection from the adults of the the world that were untrustworthy only came from what Lucie and Luna could gain from one another. Where Luna became a shield, Lucie was the sword, darting out from behind to stab and gain purchase before hiding again.
  • Despite the need to protect one another, the need for survival at any rate became even more important to Lucie. She spent years searching for a way out, a way to save both of them, but the opportunity for two never arose. Lucie took a chance and seized an escape route, leaving behind a note for Luna promising to return for her when it was safe. But Luna never got it - Morna uncovered the letter and threw it into the fire, satisfied with having one less mouth to feed and one less problem to deal with.
  • Compared to what she had known, living on the streets seemed a kinder life to Lucie (though tough in its own ways), and she survived by stealing, grifting, and conning her way through many cities putting as much distance between herself and her childhood, telling herself all the while that she would return for Luna when she was able.
  • Soon she became gifted in the art of the con, using the modern world's reliance on technology and obsession with subscription boxes and services to her advantage, along with working as a Merry Maid - she stole from the homes she cleaned: small trinkets, cash laying around, and, best of all, prescription pills that she could then turn around and sell on the streets. Never Lucie Blacknall again, she drifted through as a Jane, a Sarah, another nameless face in the crowd, quiet and fading as a spectre herself.
  • Five years have gone past since she left her dreaded aunt' home, five years distance placed between her and well-intentions of saving her sister, stretching and thinning out her
  • But of late she's been burning up all of her resources and can feel debtors, other sellers wanting to get even, and even the authorities closing in on her. Word of Ma'am Blacknall's death came not a moment too soon - it provided Lucie the perfect moment to slip out of a city in which she has overstayed her unwelcome and return to the identity and a promise she had not revisited in years.
  • GOALS: slip away from current problems and headhunters to a nameless seaside town, to reconnect with Luna and hopefully apologize for abandoning her (they say it's easier to ask forgiveness, or so she's heard), pluck up the courage to stay in the actual castle
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