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07 January 2008 @ 08:45 pm
The Contract  
Yup, its finally time to return to the Arcadia story. Hope you guys haven't forgotten about it. ^^; As a lead-in to this photostory, I'm posting a bit of a conversation the boys had a while back that you might want to read to understand what brought this on...

Dietrich: Hey, maybe you can give me a better answer to this question as I haven't got much a response out of them.....when can I finally see home again? I mean, you already investigated there and all....so....I mean, who knows what my cousin is doing and.....hell, I'm worried and all this time is going by....
Julian: ... I'm sorry. I really don't know
Die: ......ah.
Lucian: As I've said before, it is not safe for you to go there as things stand currently. Now if you would just make the contract...
Die: But isn't there another way?
Julian: I don't think so... The contract is the best way.
Die: *sigh* I'm still not so sure I like the idea of just handing my soul over. It just doesn't sound very nice.
Julian: Its not as bad as you may think
Lucian: And you really don't have much choice. You would have no chance against Siegfried alone. But with the contract you'd have the power of the demons to back you up.
Die: It's still not a very easy decision to make.....
Jul: I know.. but we are running out of time
Die: You say its not that bad as it seems but what do you mean by that? Sorry but to us humans losing your soul has never had a very good image.
Lu: *rolls eyes* And how often have you humans been wrong?
Jul: That is true. We do know what we're talking about.
Lu: We treat our souls very well in Hell despite popular belief. It is only the ugly souls that we torture. And believe us, human, you would be much worse off otherwise.
Die: Worse off?
Jul: It's a good thing, really..
Lu: Would you really want to be in the hands of your corrupt relative and let him do what he wants with your soul? Just walking into Arcadia as you are now is the quickest way to give him what he wants. And that would mean the end of your beloved kingdom.
Die: ....I see your point but....
Lu: Think about it, prince. But do not take too long. We don't have forever after all.
Jul: We really are on a time limit. We need your soul now, or..
Lu: And I know there are important people to you in Arcadia whom you wanted harm to come to. The more you wait, the more in danger they are.
Die: I....
Jul: If you really want to take your place as King, then start acting like one.
Die: *is a bit taken back by that* .....I....I know. I understand. It's just....I'm still scared.
Lu: Perhaps you should rest and think a while, prince. But we expect your decision soon.
Jul: *sigh*
Die: Sorry....excuse me. *leaves*
Lu: Well, I think we're finally getting through to him at least.
Jul: I might have been too harsh.
Lu: No, he needed to hear it. And I think hearing it from you made all the difference too. Since he seems to trust you more than I still.
Jul: I know...
Lu: Don't feel too bad. It's for his own good after all.
Jul: I just want him to succeed as King
Lu: I'm sure he will. He's just young and still so insecure about things. He's used to people doing things for him and he needs to realize he has to do this himself.

As a result of this conversation, Dietrich has been doing a lot of thinking...

Die: *opens the curtains and sighs* I need to finally go back to Arcadia...but the only way is the contract with Mephisto, huh? ....

Die: *sits at his table, taking a drink to help calm himself* Julian is right...I need to start acting like a King if I ever intend to get back my kingdom.

Die: Even it if means giving up my soul to do so...

A black feather lands on the table...
Die: ....

Die: Hello Mephisto.

Die: I haven't seen you wear that outfit since the day you arrived...
Lucian: Well it is a special day. After all, I heard you talking. Have you finally made your decision?

Lucian: I have the contract all ready for you.

Die: Heh, hard to believe this simple piece of paper has the power over one's soul.

Die: *reads* "Lo Mephistopheles" Heh, your name is in red. How flashy. "I charge thee wait upon me whilst I live. I buy thy services with my soul and thus assure my soul to be great Lucifer's, chief lord and regent of perpetual night." ...Hm, I thought it'd be longer.
(Lyn: Bonus points to anyone who recognizes what those lines are from. ^_~)

Lucian: Now all you have to do is sign your name. *gestures towards the feather*

Die: So I really am signing my soul away to the devil...ah father, I wonder how you must've felt when you did the same. *sighs* I must do this for Arcadia.

Die: *picks up the feather-pen and begins to write*
Lucian: Good. You won't regret this decision.

Lucian: Now to you must complete the contract with blood.

Die: *picks up the knife, winces as it cuts into skin*

Die: *blood drips onto the paper* There, it's done...

Die: ...Now I feel suddenly tired...*slumps, passing out*
Lucian: *catches him* Ah perhaps I should have warned him that the contract absorbs a lot of his energy.

Lucian: *picks the prince up and carries him over to his bed*

Lucian: Now I finally have completed this mission. After I have helped the prince recapture his kingdom, his soul will finally belong to us.

Lucian: *rolls the contract back up* I better report back to Lucifer.

Lucifer: Ah, so the contract has finally been made. Good work Lucian.
Lucian: I'm sorry it took so long for me to obtain, my Lord.

Lucifer: Do not worry about that. You've never failed me once. I had faith in you.
Lucian: Lucifer-sama...
Lucifer: Now go and watch over the prince.

Lucian: ...You've certainly been difficult these last few months. But at least I got you to make the contract at last.

Lucian: Now sleep well my prince. For you have a hard path ahead of you.

DOA Link: http://www.denofangels.com/forums/showthread.php?t=187125
Alyce: Alicky and Caspianofthelily on January 8th, 2008 02:54 pm (UTC)
the setup of your photos just keep getting better and better. i really liked this photostory not just because of the content but how natural the positioning of the dolls looked in each shot.
Lyn: die - snowrose_of_pain on January 9th, 2008 09:13 pm (UTC)
omg, a comment! I was getting rather sad that no one was responding to this as I really worked hard on it and even sacrificed my pants in the progress (accidently slid my leg into the test-paint for the blood when I was getting one of the shots, lol).

I'm glad you liked it at least. I wasn't really expecting much comments since I know its a bit dark and not many doll people seem interested in that stuff. But hey I like my story and I thought I did a good job on the layout so thank you!

It also helps now that Die's been restrung. Previously none of those positions would've been possible with him. lol

*~ Science Patrol: Officer 001 ~*: Death Note Ryuk rockstar_no_koi on January 11th, 2008 02:52 am (UTC)
Poor Die ;-; makes me sad for him.

I love what you do with your dolls :D
Lyn: die - snowrose_of_pain on January 11th, 2008 04:44 am (UTC)
Yeah, he's got a pretty angsty situation right now. My poor boy.

Aw, thank you so much! I was feeling a bit down 'cause not very many people have been interested in it but I feel better seeing both Alyce's and your comments now. ^_^ So that really cheered me up, thanks.

*~ Science Patrol: Officer 001 ~*: Death Note // Matt // tenken_the_2ndrockstar_no_koi on January 11th, 2008 06:18 pm (UTC)
I've missed a few entries cause of the holidays and my dad being in a car wreck but I'm catching up lol