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At Your Service ([personal profile] atyourservices) wrote in [community profile] bakerstreet2014-08-21 10:34 am

Reincarnated Lovers Meme

The Reincarnated Lovers Meme
Everyone knows the feeling of when you see someone and you know you've seen them before. Isn't that a part of déjà vu? But what if the connection you have with that person goes beyond the superficial recognition of familiarity? Perhaps you were connected once...in the most intimate of ways. Some religions and philosophies believe in reincarnation of souls, and it's said that souls could be reincarnated together - once again to follow out the same path they did before.

Or maybe not. Maybe it could be a second chance for fixing things that went wrong before, like the a tragedy or circumstances keeping you apart. But can you take that chance? Do you even want to?

HOW TO PLAY
  • Comment with your character, stating preferences and pertinent information.
  • Tag around to others and roll the RNG to determine what your scenario will be.
    • The first roll determines the parameters of the "past life," the second the parameters of the "present life." The meme is intended to take place in the present, but there's nothing stopping you from playing out flashbacks to the "past."
  • Play out the scene!
  • WARNING: There will probably be triggers here.
 A. THE PAST
  1. Medieval: The two of you lived in the middle ages or an equal high fantasy setting. Kings, queens, knights, wizards, your doomed love was set among the sword and shield.
  2. Feudal Japan: During this time, honor reigned supreme and warriors lived and died by the sword. Perhaps the two of you lived here?
  3. War: World War I, World War II, World War...III? Whatever the tension was, the two of you weren't living in happy times.
  4. Not Human: You were gods, demons, monsters, angels - or at least one of you was.
  5. Sci-Fi: The two of you found love in a world of science and technology...maybe a base on the moon?
  6. Taboo: In a past life, the two of you were related, yet still somehow fell in love. Or perhaps there was a big age gap, or different social standings. Whatever it was, your affection was "wrong," somehow.
  7. Intended for Someone Else: One of you was engaged, intended, or taken by someone else.
  8. Not Allowed: For some reason, you couldn't have your love back then.
  9. Tragically Cut Short: Somehow, your love ended in tragedy and one of you died.
  10. Living Happily Ever After: The two of you grew old together, had a family, the whole shebang, and died of old age. As a reward, you get to be with your loved one again.
  11. WILDCARD or CHOOSE YOUR OWN
B. THE PRESENT
  1. (Not So) First Meeting: You could swear you've seen this person before...but where?
  2. Need to Be Near You: You don't know why, but you have to be close to this person, to protect them, to love them.
  3. Memories: You're having memories of your past life and it's freaking you out.
  4. The Reveal: Somehow, the truth is revealed to you about who you used to be and what you life was like with this person.
  5. But I'm Taken: Unfortunately, you've already moved on to someone else who doesn't fit into the picture of your past.
  6. You Have to Be With Me: You're determined to rejoin with your past lover...even if they're not interested.
  7. He Doesn't See Me: You're afraid your lover only sees the past "you" and not the you who exists now. Are they in love with a memory?
  8. Madness Ensues: It's getting hard for you to tell which life is the "real" one, the one you have now or the one in the past. Perhaps you only see one way of release: becoming reincarnated again.
  9. It All Worked Out: The battles are fought, the war is one. You've earned your happy ending in this life and the two of you can live together.
  10. WILDCARD or CHOOSE YOUR OWN
Meme inspired by the anime/manga Please Save My Earth. Feel free to repost this as you feel fit.
damselled: by <lj user="virizion"> (Did I just say that out loud?)

Herodachi, 2 - PRESENT

[personal profile] damselled 2014-08-22 02:54 am (UTC)(link)
[Well, now, this is a most unexpected development. She thought she would be terribly bored in Inaba, but that wasn't the case. But the Amagi Inn is lovely, and there's a certain quiet charm to the place.

And, of course, there's the strange young detective she keeps running into. She doesn't know why, but she always feels drawn to him whenever she sees him. Still, it wouldn't do to trouble him while he's working.

Sos he's stayed close to the inn, out of fear she might see him and have her heart burst out of her chest for some indiscernible reason.]
Edited 2014-08-22 03:05 (UTC)
wantedittobeagame: (...maybe things aren't so bad.)

[personal profile] wantedittobeagame 2014-08-22 03:08 am (UTC)(link)
[When in the modern world were things ever that easy?]

[Of course her plan to just stay in the inn backfired horribly, especially when one day a certain familiar voice wafted in from the main lobby, and there was mister detective. He was in plain clothes this time around -- sloppy jeans and a hoodie that had seen better days. He was chatting with the inn owner's daughter, a friend, judging from how at ease he seemed.]

[Of course he would chance to look up. Of course he would happen to see her.]

[Isn't how this always worked out?]
damselled: by <lj user="virizion"> (But it was also wonderful.)

[personal profile] damselled 2014-08-22 03:10 am (UTC)(link)
[Maribelle froze when she saw him, unable to tear her eyes away from him. He wasn't particular handsome man, nor did he even look as if he could dress himself properly - and yet, she was mesmerized. Why?

She was so captivated by the strange feelings she inexplicably had racing through her that she failed to notice she was staring.]
wantedittobeagame: (W-well then...)

[personal profile] wantedittobeagame 2014-08-22 03:13 am (UTC)(link)
[He found himself staring too, and it took a bit of prodding from his friend to snap him out of it. The detective let out a sheepish noise, excusing himself, before starting right for Maribelle, despite the confused look that was being directed at his back.]

Uh... hey.
damselled: by <lj user="virizion"> (How lovely.)

[personal profile] damselled 2014-08-22 03:14 am (UTC)(link)
[Normally, she'd sniff at his lack of eloquence. She'd scoff, and ask him just what he wanted and why he was wasting her time. Not this time, however. This time, she finds herself blushing and looking down, unable to quite meet his eyes any longer.]

Good morning.

[Never mind that she doesn't even know his name, here they are, greeting each other like this. It's almost as if they know one another - but that can't be true.

Can it?]
Edited (and once again, I completely failed to notice that half my post got eaten :|) 2014-08-25 03:41 (UTC)
wantedittobeagame: (W-well then...)

[personal profile] wantedittobeagame 2014-08-31 01:19 pm (UTC)(link)
[Adachi felt the same way; he didn't know her name, never saw her before now, but he felt like he'd known her forever. What the hell... was this TV world weirdness coming back into play? Was that goddess screwing with his head again?]

Uh... s-so, you enjoying it here at the inn?

[He had no idea what to say either.]
damselled: by <lj user="virizion"> (A woman must have her secrets.)

[personal profile] damselled 2014-08-31 11:00 pm (UTC)(link)
[How very odd. Maribelle brought her gaze up to his again, furiously trying to force her heart rate to go back to normal. Really, what was this? It wasn't as though she even knew him; there was no reason whatsoever for her to feel like there were butterflies in her stomach.]

Yes, I am. It's quite lovely here, and peaceful. I never expected to find a place like this.

[In more ways than one.]
wantedittobeagame: (Rainy day man)

[personal profile] wantedittobeagame 2014-08-31 11:30 pm (UTC)(link)
Y-yeah; it's a big difference from the city, but you'd be surprised how much you find yourself needing something this different...

[He trailed off; wow, he felt like an idiot right now.]

U-uh... I'm Adachi. Adachi Tohru.
damselled: <lj user= "headset"> (A great comfort having you by my side.)

[personal profile] damselled 2014-08-31 11:39 pm (UTC)(link)
Actually, I'm not from the city... not precisely. But I've certainly never been anywhere like this before.

I am Maribelle. It's a pleasure to meet you.

[More than she'd expect, anyway... but somehow, it really doesn't feel like a first-time meeting.]
wantedittobeagame: (W-well then...)

[personal profile] wantedittobeagame 2014-09-01 12:02 am (UTC)(link)
[Adachi let out a faint noise; no family name? Well, he wasn't going to object beyond that, if she didn't want to give it. Still, he felt like he should be a lot more humble around her, and he found himself giving her a faint bow before he could stop himself.]

Ah... heh... w-well, have you been around town much?
damselled: by <lj user="virizion"> (A woman must have her secrets.)

[personal profile] damselled 2014-09-01 12:06 am (UTC)(link)
[In fact, she'd quite forgotten to give her surname, what with the aforementioned butterflies in her stomach. She smiles at the bow, giving him a nod in return (and noticing his pretty friend starting to giggle at the man. Was this sort of behavior normal for him?]

I'm afraid not. I suppose I ought to; I will be staying here for the foreseeable future.

[Her father had wanted her to branch out, after all.]
wantedittobeagame: (W-well then...)

[personal profile] wantedittobeagame 2014-09-01 12:23 am (UTC)(link)
[Adachi turned a fresh shade of red when he heard Yukiko giggling at him. Man, he was never going to hear the end of this...]

I-I can show you around. You know... if you want.
damselled: by <lj user="virizion"> (But it was also wonderful.)

[personal profile] damselled 2014-09-01 12:26 am (UTC)(link)
[Her heart leaps at those words, and she can't stop herself from beaming at him.]

I would enjoy that very much, I think.
wantedittobeagame: (W-well then...)

[personal profile] wantedittobeagame 2014-09-01 02:19 pm (UTC)(link)
[...o-oh wow, that smile. Adachi felt himself leaning back a little as his mouth hung open, his whole face turning red.]

A-ah... s-sure, sure. D'ya need to get anything from your room?
damselled: by <lj user="virizion"> (How lovely.)

[personal profile] damselled 2014-09-01 02:31 pm (UTC)(link)
[Cue the aforementioned pretty friend of Adachi's cracking up - likely because she could guess the look on his face - and Maribelle giggling a little. Scruffy as he was, he really was kind of cute.]

I don't, thank you.
wantedittobeagame: (W-well then...)

[personal profile] wantedittobeagame 2014-09-01 07:38 pm (UTC)(link)
[Oh no, there went the hyena laughter. Adachi let out a faint noise, looking like he wanted to curl up in a hole and die, before offering her a hand.]

A-ah... well, shall we?
damselled: by <lj user="virizion"> (A woman of fair mind and breeding.)

[personal profile] damselled 2014-09-01 07:48 pm (UTC)(link)
[Maribelle gracefully places her hand in Adachi's, trying not to let loose another giggle. She couldn't help it; the other girl's laughter was contagious. But as much as she'd been avoiding Adachi earlier, now that he was here... well, she really didn't want to anymore.]

Yes, please. If you would be so kind as to lead the way...?
wantedittobeagame: (W-well then...)

[personal profile] wantedittobeagame 2014-09-02 02:23 am (UTC)(link)
Yeah, of course.

[Oh for the love of... Yukiko, please breathe. Adachi shook his head as he took Mari's hand, marveling at how soft she felt.]

Ah... t-this way.
damselled: by <lj user="virizion"> (But it was also wonderful.)

[personal profile] damselled 2014-09-02 02:26 am (UTC)(link)
[His hand was rough, but warm, and Maribelle found herself intertwining her fingers with his without realizing it.]

Thank you.
wantedittobeagame: (...maybe things aren't so bad.)

[personal profile] wantedittobeagame 2014-09-05 11:04 pm (UTC)(link)
[...yep, that was definitely his heart doing a little flutter in his chest. Wow, he didn't think that could be done, but apparently...]

Yeah...

[...oh right, he should probably actually lead her out and all that. He flushed a brighter shade of red, standing aside as he started to lead her out of the inn.]
damselled: by <lj user="virizion"> (A woman must have her secrets.)

[personal profile] damselled 2014-09-06 12:21 am (UTC)(link)
Well, then, may I ask where you're taking me?

[Because usually, she wouldn't be caught dead with a stranger - much less one as poorly dressed and scruffy as this one. Somehow, though...]
wantedittobeagame: (If you say so...)

[personal profile] wantedittobeagame 2014-09-06 11:35 pm (UTC)(link)
Oh uh... we can start with the shopping district? It's the heart of this little town.

[Wow, he wanted to kick himself. The shopping district... there were better places to pick than that! What was he doing?]
damselled: by <lj user="virizion"> (A woman of fair mind and breeding.)

[personal profile] damselled 2014-09-06 11:37 pm (UTC)(link)
That would be interesting. I've been meaning to go there, anyway.

[The reason she hadn't before now? She was avoiding this guy.]
wantedittobeagame: (The happiest man on earth)

[personal profile] wantedittobeagame 2014-09-07 07:02 pm (UTC)(link)
[Hah... there he goes, accidentally being a menace to people.]

There's a lot in the shopping district. We could get a bite to eat while we're there.
damselled: by <lj user="virizion"> (But it was also wonderful.)

[personal profile] damselled 2014-09-07 11:12 pm (UTC)(link)
[Clearly, scruffiness is a threat to national security. Who know?

Well, besides Maribelle.]


I would like that.

[But she finds herself wanting to know more about him, so she ventures: ]

Tell me, how long have you been in Inaba? Did you grow up here?