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Bella [motai syndicate b series] ([personal profile] motai) wrote in [community profile] bakerstreet2012-11-16 03:04 pm

The Stockholm Meme


WARNING: Meme will contain TRIGGERS, including kidnapping, dubious consent, and general uncomfortable content. Please do not click if you don't want to see, and please respect your fellow role-players.

Stockholm Syndrome is a psychological phenomenon in which hostages express empathy and have positive feelings for their captors, sometimes to the point of defending them. These feelings are generally considered irrational in light of the danger or risk endured by the victims, who essentially mistake a lack of abuse from their captors for an act of kindness.

Stockholm syndrome can be seen as a form of traumatic bonding, which does not necessarily require a hostage scenario, but which describes "strong emotional ties that develop between two persons where one person intermittently harasses, beats, threatens, abuses, or intimidates the other."
1) Comment with your character and their series in the subject line of the comment. Include any preferences you might have on type of scene/squicks/etc.
2) Comment around to start scenes! Use if you get stuck for ideas.

1. KIDNAPPED. You've been taken, either for ransom money or just because you've pissed the wrong people off. Or maybe your kidnapper just wants company. Maybe they need someone to be their companion, to be their confidante, and they chose you.

2. CAPTURED. Maybe you were a soldier, fighting in a battle. Maybe a spy, or a political dissident. Either way, the military has caught up with you.

3. IN CUSTODY. It's a law enforcement agent that has you locked up. Maybe you're a criminal and you're in prison, or on house arrest so that agent can keep an eye on you. Maybe the agent doesn't have enough evidence, so they took matters into their own hands.

4. ASYLUM. This person isn't keeping you here against your will. It's for safety. Maybe you're in the Witness Protection Program. Maybe you sought asylum from your own country. Maybe your criminal life got a little too heated and you had to go underground somewhere.

5. HOSTAGE EXCHANGE. A war, between countries or gangs or even planets, and the two sides have decided to exchange important hostages as a gesture of trust. You're one of them. It might even involve arranged marriage -- a way to unite your two peoples. Hope you enjoy staying with your enemy.

6. HIRED. Someone's being paid to keep you. Maybe a new parent or guardian keeping you at home, or perhaps an evil uncle has had you tossed into a discreet asylum in order to claim your inheritance.

7. SLAVERY. Through birth or misfortune, you've become the property of another. But they're not such a bad master. You might even grow to love them, if enough time passes. If they treat you with the right combination of cruelty and kindness.

8. WILD CARD. For anything not covered by the other options!
allthepuppets: (Default)

Seito Souzen (P4 Protag villain route) | Persona 4 | OTA

[personal profile] allthepuppets 2012-11-18 03:25 pm (UTC)(link)
[AU where the hero is the villain and vice versa. #3 is canon for him as far as being the one captured is concerned, otherwise he's the one most likely pulling the strings.]
notyoursidekick: of appeal in detection. (✪ I am the last and highest court)

[personal profile] notyoursidekick 2012-11-18 07:43 pm (UTC)(link)
[...Would you like the version of Naoto from your world, Seito? A re-kidnapping could get nasty in a hurry...maybe we should give that a try...]
allthepuppets: (Your Shadows consume you all.)

[personal profile] allthepuppets 2012-11-18 07:46 pm (UTC)(link)
[Yes, yes he would... >8D And I approve of this on so many levels~]
notyoursidekick: What else is there to live for? (✪ I cannot live without brain-work.)

[personal profile] notyoursidekick 2012-11-18 08:42 pm (UTC)(link)
[Ultimately, it was her own fault once again.

Naoto hadn't been satisfied to simply sit back and let the others move at their own pace, a slow and steady but safe speed. She'd wanted answers, and she'd wanted them quickly, before anyone else was killed or even kidnapped. After a lot of snooping and poking around, the Detective Prince had decided that she knew just how to get those answers, too. Using herself as bait had worked once before; perhaps, she decided, it might work a second time...

Unfortunately for her, it had worked. Maybe a little too well, because the bait was taken all right...and this time not by the mentally-disturbed, misguided Kou, but by none other than Seito Souzen, the puppetmaster himself.

Leaving her captured, currently unconscious, and totally at Seito's questionable mercy.]
allthepuppets: (Let the lies blind you all.)

[personal profile] allthepuppets 2012-11-20 12:29 am (UTC)(link)
[Stupid little Detective Princess.]

[Seito's expression remained neutral as he absently ran a finger along her jawline, though internally he was smirking, able to hear Magatsu Izanagi chuckling faintly in the back of his mind. Oh, what a stupid, stupid woman she was; he knew she suspected his involvement in the many murders in Inaba since his arrival, but so far had no proof. He also knew that she had been expecting to capture his misguided pawn when she offered herself up as bait again, despite the many protests of that idiot cop and his band of misfits. The look of surprise on her face before he knocked her unconscious had been priceless, and now her she was, prone on the ground with her hands duct taped behind her back.]

[Poor, stupid little Detective Princess. It was a shame she was so cute; maybe she would look even better dangling from a television pole.]
notyoursidekick: what other people don't know. (✪ It is my business to know)

Laaate but I sorta wanted to finish (or almost-finish) that other Seito+Naoto thread first. |D;

[personal profile] notyoursidekick 2012-11-30 07:18 pm (UTC)(link)
[Naoto gave a low groan as she started to come to, the throbbing of her head the first thing she was aware of. She tried to lift a hand to feel for a knot or a cut of some kind...and couldn't. That was when she noticed the pain in her shoulders, too--indicative of having her hands bound behind her for a considerable period of time--and the slight numbness in her fingers, and her eyes snapped open...then swiftly slid shut again as the world in general assaulted her eyes, too bright and somehow spinning.]

[She would've been lying if she'd said she wasn't afraid, but being kidnapped again had always been a possibility; she'd known that going into this, from the very moment she'd first conceived of this plan. She was in control of her fear, and she wouldn't show even a hint of it to her captor.]

[...Her captor.]

[She opened her eyes again, more slowly this time, and glared up at him.]


[Her voice was a little hoarse from disuse, but she spoke the name calmly. Seito Souzen had been first on her list of suspects for quite some time, and if she'd gone on hunches alone, she most certainly would have chosen him as the culprit. And yet, although his whereabouts fit nicely in regards to the first two murders, he had undeniable alibis for the various kidnappings that had least the ones that hadn't ended up with another body being found hanging from a utility pole or a TV antenna. As for the ones that had, though...]
allthepuppets: (This world is boring...)


[personal profile] allthepuppets 2012-12-01 04:24 am (UTC)(link)

[His expression remained neutral, though he still seemed to look kind of smug despite that. He didn't exactly stop what he was doing either, continuing to absently stroke her face.]

So kind of you to rejoin me.
notyoursidekick: than an obvious fact. (✪ There is nothing more deceptive)

[personal profile] notyoursidekick 2012-12-01 05:06 am (UTC)(link)
...It would seem I have little choice in the matter.

[She shifted a bit, trying to ease the strain on her shoulders and conveniently also moving away from the creepy badtouch. What she really wanted to do was sit up, but she wasn't sure she should try it just yet--both because of how Seito might react, as well as the possible (more likely probable) dizziness from that bump on the head he'd given her.]

So then, it was you after all.
allthepuppets: (Playing the innocence game.)

[personal profile] allthepuppets 2012-12-01 05:31 pm (UTC)(link)
Mm... no, you didn't really.

[He sat back, watching her struggle with that neutral expression still dominating his face. It was hard to tell exactly if he was getting any kind of enjoyment out of this, or what the hell his deal was; the perfect poker face, that was what Seito was a master of.]

You'll have to be more specific. What exactly are you trying to accuse me of?
notyoursidekick: what other people don't know. (✪ It is my business to know)

[personal profile] notyoursidekick 2012-12-02 12:27 am (UTC)(link)
[She couldn't read him at all right now--maybe she'd never truly been able to--and that blank, impassive face unnerved her. She had no idea what to expect from him, other than almost certainly being thrown into the TV at some point. But as for what would happen between then and now...]

[After a moment, Naoto decided to risk sitting up, rolling onto her side before slowly, carefully going about getting her legs under her. Forcing herself upright made her head pound, but it wasn't as bad as she'd thought it might be, and she didn't pass out again.]

You know quite well exactly what I'm talking about.
allthepuppets: (Playing the innocence game.)

[personal profile] allthepuppets 2012-12-02 03:14 am (UTC)(link)
[Seito let out a disapproving noise as he stood up, watching her struggle to an upright position. The neutral expression on his face broke for a moment, the line of his lips upturning slightly in a small smile that might have been friendly if they were in a different situation.]

As I said, you need to be more specific. Are you accusing me of kidnapping or murder?
notyoursidekick: of appeal in detection. (✪ I am the last and highest court)

[personal profile] notyoursidekick 2012-12-02 05:51 am (UTC)(link)
[She managed it, finally, though she swayed forward a bit and had to keep her head down at first until she could force the pained grimace from her face, meaning she missed that flicker of feeling crossing Seito's face, or at least something like feeling. But at least now that she was upright, the strain on her arms and shoulders was all but gone, which was a welcome relief.]

Both. But you aren't responsible for most of the kidnappings, are you? [Clearly a rhetorical question, more an accusation than an inquiry.] Only the ones that you don't have convenient alibis for--the ones that resulted in the actual death of the victims.
allthepuppets: (Your Shadows consume you all.)

[personal profile] allthepuppets 2012-12-02 05:58 am (UTC)(link)
Hm... you're more perceptive than I give your little group credit for. Then again, considering who your illustrious leader is, you can hardly blame me.

[He smirked then, before reaching out and planting a hand on her chest, shoving her backward.]
notyoursidekick: It is a shocking habit—destructive to the logical faculty. (✪ I never guess.)

...Well, it's the *Stockholm Syndrome* meme, so...

[personal profile] notyoursidekick 2012-12-02 07:09 am (UTC)(link)
[She drew a swift breath, ready to leap to Adachi's defence...then slowly let it whisper out through barely-parted lips. What could she say, really? Seito did have something of a point, after all: Adachi had hardly been the most inspiring of leaders, at least at the beginning. He'd improved greatly since then, of course, but he still had a long way to go before he'd be true leadership material.]

[...It was gratifying, though, to know that her theory regarding the victims they had managed to save versus the victims who had been killed was correct.]

While I can't say that you're completely wrong, you're still underestimating him. And the rest of us as--

[Words failed her when Seito placed his hand squarely on her chest (bound or not, she could still feel that pressure all to well), her eyes going wide, though in that fleeting instant of contact she was too taken aback to blush. All she had time for was a startled Ah! before he pushed her backwards--hard enough that when her head hit the floor, she saw stars. Not that that was too difficult a feat at the moment, all things (and previous head-trauma) considered.]
allthepuppets: (You barely hold my interest.)

[personal profile] allthepuppets 2012-12-03 11:23 pm (UTC)(link)
[Seito let out an amused noise, sitting down behind her, almost looking down at her kindly despite the fact that he had just shoved her down.]

No words of defense for the cop? Hm... interesting.
notyoursidekick: What else is there to live for? (✪ I cannot live without brain-work.)

[personal profile] notyoursidekick 2012-12-04 08:19 am (UTC)(link)
[Under normal circumstances, she never would have said it. She had a grudging sort of respect for Adachi now, but grudging or not it was still respect, and in any case it wouldn't be professional to complain about one's coworkers in such a manner, especially to an enemy. But her head was still a little fuzzy from the first bump he'd given her; the second jarred loose an honest answer. A not quite brutally but completely honestly answer, at that.]

I already have to do everything else for him. I shouldn't have to defend him as well. What's to defend any-


By that time, her head had cleared enough for her to realise what she was saying (though maybe not exactly what she'd just said), and her mouth snapped closed with an audible clack.]

[...She doesn't try to sit up again. Not yet. She doesn't trust the room not to pivot like a ballerina and/or hurl her against the walls.]
allthepuppets: (Your Shadows consume you all.)

[personal profile] allthepuppets 2012-12-05 01:08 am (UTC)(link)
[That was okay, because the damage was already done. A smile had spread across Seito's face, to the point where he didn't look like the kind and loving big brother and more like the psycho serial killer he was. He leaned back, reaching a hand over to brush her hair out of her face.]

Nice to know that I'm getting rid of the brains of the group.
notyoursidekick: what other people don't know. (✪ It is my business to know)

[personal profile] notyoursidekick 2012-12-05 01:07 pm (UTC)(link)
[This time Naoto couldn't help but flinch slightly at his touch (particularly since it was coupled with that smile), though she didn't outright pull away. She doubted that something like that would set him off, and she knew that he already planned to kill her--he'd just stated as much, after all--but it was wisest not to risk provoking him. The longer he stayed calm and interested in toying with her, the longer her friends colleagues would have to find her. Though, seeing as this was Seito, she had little enough hope of that. She was used to being the smartest person in any room she entered, and was usually entirely certain that she was. But right now...she couldn't be certain of that at all.]

[Especially considering the fact that she'd walked right into his trap so easily and unwittingly. He was her equal at the very least, if not even more intelligent: her Moriarty, as it were. And he had no moral constraints to bind his use of that cleverness...]

As I said, you underestimate them. They'll realise that it's you eventually, though it may very well be later rather than sooner, considering who they're up against.

[...A little flattery was never amiss, though she rather doubted that Seito cared what she thought of him--what anyone thought of him.]
allthepuppets: (Playing the innocence game.)

[personal profile] allthepuppets 2012-12-06 02:07 am (UTC)(link)
[Seito's insane expression calmed, becoming a soft smile that made him look like any other young boy. He continued touching her, gently running his fingers along her face again.]

Do you believe flattery will prolong your life?
notyoursidekick: than an obvious fact. (✪ There is nothing more deceptive)

[personal profile] notyoursidekick 2012-12-07 05:27 am (UTC)(link)
[She still didn't like it, but she was growing more accustomed to his touch, and since she didn't want to chance moving again just yet, she had little choice but to submit to it. It felt strange, even a bit chilling, knowing that nearly tender caress came from the hand of a murderer, but it wasn't outright unpleasant, and he wasn't hurting her, so she didn't try to pull away. In any case, she wouldn't show her discomfort so easily.

...And then he smiled like that, so gentle and serene, and she could almost--almost--believe that he was just another normal teenage boy. Almost. But of course, she knew better.]

Of course not. I'm well aware that you're far too intelligent to be swayed by something as simple as that. You'll dispose of me whenever and wherever you choose, regardless of what I say. I'm merely stating the facts.
allthepuppets: (Let the lies blind you all.)

[personal profile] allthepuppets 2012-12-08 06:51 am (UTC)(link)
[Seito let out a faint chuckle, as if she had just told a joke.]

You are definitely too smart for those fools.

[He leaned closer to her, lips just bare centimeters away from the tip of her nose. It was almost like he was treating this encounter like some twisted love affair; like he was stealing her away from Adachi.]

A pity he met you first. I would have enjoyed keeping you for myself.
notyoursidekick: before one has data. Insensibly one begins to twist facts to suit theories, instead of theories to suit facts. (✪ It is a capital mistake to theorize)

[personal profile] notyoursidekick 2012-12-08 07:27 am (UTC)(link)
[This time it took all her willpower not to flinch or turn her head away as he leaned towards her, and she had to clench her jaw at the feel of his breath ghosting over her nose and mouth. She wanted to close her eyes too, to block out the sight of him hovering almost intimately close, but she didn't dare, and she was determined to remain stoic and strong to the end. It would take more than that to break her.]

"Keep me?"

[Naoto's eyes narrowed just slightly, and she couldn't prevent a trace of indignant heat from creeping into her tone.]

While it's undeniable that you make a phenomenal Moriarty, I would never have willingly been on your side regardless of whether or not you'd met me first. Unless you meant to "keep me" as a captive, as if I were nothing more than a whelp on a leash.
Edited 2012-12-08 07:29 (UTC)
allthepuppets: (Your Shadows consume you all.)

[personal profile] allthepuppets 2012-12-08 05:56 pm (UTC)(link)
[Seito raised an amused eyebrow at that, finally backing off, if only a little.]

'Moriarty'? Now I know you're trying to flatter me.
notyoursidekick: which nobody by any chance ever observes. (✪ The world is full of obvious things)

All I can think? Naoto is *ordinary*. She's on the side of the angels. B]

[personal profile] notyoursidekick 2012-12-09 01:58 am (UTC)(link)
You've killed seven people, had many more kidnapped, led the whole Inaba police department a merry chase for months, and left the whole town looking over its shoulder, uncertain as to where you'll strike next, not to mention why or how you're doing it. Even those of us who know how, and to an extent where, have been unable to catch you in the act, much less capture you. I fail to see how it's any sort of flattery.

[And since he's given her a bit more space, at least for the moment, she tilts her head back a titch to meet his gaze more directly.]

And tell me, what else should I call someone whom I've spent months in a private war against?
Edited 2012-12-09 01:59 (UTC)
allthepuppets: (Playing the innocence game.)


[personal profile] allthepuppets 2012-12-09 02:22 am (UTC)(link)
Hm... yeah, I suppose I've caused some trouble for everyone.


[Seito just let out a bored sigh, shaking his head. Once again he returned to absently stroking her, as if she actually were a pet for him.]

But I will still consider that a compliment.


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