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At Your Service ([personal profile] atyourservices) wrote in [community profile] bakerstreet2015-07-14 09:36 am

Created for Each Other

the created for each other meme
a dark shipping meme
tl;dr version — a meme that explores a shipping concept from a darker perspective. Characters, brainwashed by losing their memories and other scientific deviancies, are bonded with their "lifemate," who they're said to be created for. They must live together and grow co-dependently close, all while the machinations behind the scene are twirling like cogs in order to move them closer to the darkness.

Anyone can be manipulated. You just need to work at them through the right person.

You wake up, groggy and confused, in a white room that is expansive and furnished with all white furniture, yet pristine. The white is probably so bright that it hurts your eyes and you may have to blink for a moment. It doesn't help that your body is swathed in white, too; you're wearing what appears to be a modern day white cotton scrub top and and bottom. In fact, the only spot of black on you is on the palm of your hand: right in the center, there's a barcode. Under that, in neat, angular print, is a name. Your name.

It's a good thing it's there because otherwise, you wouldn't know it. Your memories are gone. You don't know how you got here, why you're here, or much of anything else. Soon, however, you'll know that you're not alone. The other person is not you're captor, that much is for sure. They're clothed like you are and look just as confused. They even have the exact same barcode as you, down to the last number. The only thing that differs is the name under it.

But the room is furnished for one alone. One bed, one couch, one bathroom. You two don't know much, yet you know you are two. The secret is soon made clear by a voice over a hidden loudspeaker. The voice claims to be a scientist and announces the purpose of you being here. This is the first day of your existence, they say, and you two were created together and for each other. Lifemates, the term is. You both are the perfect scientific experiment, and let man not tear asunder what science hath created.

And that's it.

Accept this or not, there seems to be little recourse. The room has no visible entrance or exit. The walls don't budge if you hit them. Nothing works. The only time anything changes is when food is brought in, but neither of you have ever seen that occasion. No matter how long you stay up, you always fall asleep when food or other necessities come in. Could that have something to do with the soft, soothing voices and pleasant feelings that sometimes come when you least except them?

You and your "lifemate" may be mutually scared, get along swimmingly from the start. It doesn't matter. Eventually, you'll become closer and closer. Lines will get crossed. Boundaries will get obliterated. Maybe it's because they're the only lifeline you have. Or maybe, maybe what the "scientist" said is right. You're created for each other, and this is your natural state. Whatever the case may be, as time goes on, you want to stay with them, even if you still want to leave this place. After all, how could you leave the side of the person you've spent your whole life with.

Yet there's something in your mind that tells you there's wrong here. Sometimes, at night, you'll get images of another life, and later, during the day, you'll feel hints of an existence you've never known. Luckily, you have your lifemate to get you through this.

  • Basically, your character has no memories and are power-nerfed...for some options.
  • Reply with your character and preferences. Also be sure to mention whether or not you'll play smut, since some options are smut-tinged.
  • Reply to others!

  1. First Meeting — You've just woken up and are getting the news.
  2. Learning about Each Other — Though you don't have memories, you still have personalities to navigate.
  3. Distaste — You don't like each other. How are you created for each other at all?
  4. Guard — While one sleeps, the other looks on. Why does their sleeping form bring up so much fondness?
  5. Unwittingly — You didn't want to give in, yet you find yourself being pulled in by your companion and growing protective of them.
  6. Closeness — Soft words grow into soft touches, embraces, tiny kisses, and a gentle (relatively) haven.
  7. Initiating — The first time you're going to be intimate, or the five millionth time, it will be on your own terms.
  8. Need You Now — You've grown reliant on your "lifemate" to keep you calm or even take care of you, whether you want to admit it or not. You may even need them beside you to sleep or
  9. Physicality — Your relationship has a full-on carnal aspect. What else is there to do?
  10. Twisted by Science — Your emotions have been tampered with to make you love your lifemate more because you weren't responding.
  11. Pure Love — Despite the situation, what you feel for your companion is real. You truly love them, even if you haven't told them.
  12. Connection — In some cases, lifemates have been known to have a mental connection, where they can share some thoughts and all pain.
  13. Aphrodisiac — The sexual bonding between the two of you isn't progressing in a way it should, so one or both of you is injected with a potent aphrodisiac. That should do the trick.
  14. Implanted Memories — You remember happy times with your lifemate. Surely those memories are real.
  15. Flashbacks — You remember another life, and it doesn't match up with what you know.
  16. Nightmares — Waking up in the middle of the night, sweating in fear is never a wonderful experience. Luckily, you have someone close by to cheer you up...if you want to worry them with your dreams.
  17. No One but You — You've decided to ignore the scientists and make the best of what you have, carving out a little life together.
  18. Scientist — You're not actually a lifemate, you're a scientist! However, you've developed pesky feelings for one of your subjects.
  19. Breeding Stock — You're not humans, you're animals, and the scientists want you to breed as such.
  20. Protect — You'll fight off anyone to protect your lifemate, scientists included.
  21. Power Surge — What are these powers that have suddenly appeared? You've never had these! Your lifemate should stay back, lest you hurt them.
  22. Training Together — New equipment has been put into your living quarters and you've been told to learn to work together perfectly. Whether you're both fighters or one is a fighter and the other their handler or healer, you must fit as well in battle as you do in life.
  23. The Veil Falls — The curtain is raised, and you see that you're not an experiment. You had a life that's been stolen from you. Your mate had one, too. What will you do with this new knowledge?
  24. Wish to Forget — Instead of being angry or glad about your past existence, you're horrified by what it was like and only want to live in the now with your lifemate.
  25. To Garner a Response — The scientists want to see how you'd respond if your lifemate was hurt.
  26. A Task Given — In order to guarantee the safety of your lifemate, you have to do a certain task. Maybe hurting someone else isn't a big deal as long as you get what's yours back.
  27. A Taste of Freedom — You and your lifemate are allowed out, but you have a job to do.
  28. Separated — You've been disobedient and as such, you two will be punished by separation.
  29. Escape — There's a tiny window of opportunity to get out. Take it. But no one gets left behind, even if you would have before.
  30. Separate Ways — Now that you're out, there's no reason to stay together, right? You're not really lifemates, right?
  31. Can't Be Without You — ...only not, because now you're dependent on each other, and you can't live a life alone or with another.
  32. Hard Time Adjusting — It's different living in the free world when you're used to being in a completely controlled habitat.
  33. Living a Peaceful Life — You've managed to get past all the challenges and are now living a normal life together. But did the scientists ultimately win? After all, you are still "lifemates"...and there's still the trauma to deal with...

ingoodfayth: (Default)

Yuna | Final Fantasy X/X-2

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[ open to most prompts! deets on journal ]
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Allison Argent | Teen Wolf

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[ Open to most prompts, except no. 19. Slight preference for F/f, but will happily write with anyone. ]
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Richter Lawrence Alcross | OC

[personal profile] for_redemption 2015-07-14 07:15 pm (UTC)(link)
[Open and M/F please!]
chevy_n_pie: (Default)

Deanna Winchester | Rule 63 Supernatural | OTA

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colonially: (neutral > stand my ground)

Quatre Winner | Gundam Wing | m/m

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(( any prompt is fine by me! ))
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Sarah Manning || Orphan Black || F/M

[personal profile] cloneororiginal 2015-07-14 09:10 pm (UTC)(link)
[ooc: Good for any of the prompts.]
technologic: (❦ And I started staring)

April Sinclair | OC | OTA

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[Open to any prompt!]
lost_singularity: (Curious)

DJ (cyborg) | Original Character

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[prose style preferred! Definitely ok for smut (m/f please). Not really into 3, 10 or 19. Any questions/ideas? PM me! I'm very chill and super hard to offend/trigger :) ]
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Dick Grayson | Batman | OTA

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Peter Parker | The Amazing Spider-Man | OTA

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Maecenas | Rome | OTA

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sumeragi subaru ✡ clampverse

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[ No 19, please. M/M for shipping. ]
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Radia | Tron: Evolution

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[Prose preferred! Open to F/F or M/F for shipping/smut :)]
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Yugi Mutou | Yu-Gi-Oh!

[personal profile] loves_games 2015-07-15 09:36 pm (UTC)(link)
[Prose preferred! M/F for shipping. Thread will most likely be gen. If anything more happens, Yami will probably take over. This Character is in the 16-18 age range]
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Raiden | Mortal Kombat

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[Prose style preferred! M/F for shipping/smut. Open to most prompts. Any questions feel free to ask! <3 ]
eadem: (一人呟く「愛して」)

Tomie | Tomie | OTA

[personal profile] eadem 2015-07-16 01:15 am (UTC)(link)
[ open to almost anything including severely injuring miss Tomie, but definitely refusing 19 and noncon if you please. ]
youoverreach: (pic#9325968)

Hecate Poole | Penny Dreadful | OTA

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mttbrandlegs: <user name=moa810> ((95) moa)

Mettaton | Undertale

[personal profile] mttbrandlegs 2017-02-23 05:54 am (UTC)(link)
[I'm open to pretty much any of the prompts (tho not so much 19, tbh), and I can offer different flavors of Mettaton (King MTT, human AU, Genocide route MTT, etc.), just let me know. Otherwise it's default True Pacifist Mettaton.

Also up for gen or shipping. I like both.]
coolskeletonnyehntyfive: (pic#10401374)


[personal profile] coolskeletonnyehntyfive 2017-02-23 06:22 am (UTC)(link)
[Day one. Papyrus sits up, rubbing his skull and looking confused. Where was he? The place was cold, all white, stirring some faint feeling in him he couldn't quite pinpoint. He was sure he had something very important to do, but as hard as he thought, nothing specific came to mind.

He pulled himself to his feet and took stock of the room. One bed, one couch, one robot that appeared to be charging nearby.

All right. That wasn't so strange. Some days were just more puzzling than others, right?

Puzzle. Hmm. That felt like something very important as well. Clearly he was well on his way to solving this mystery!

He turned his attention on the handsome robot.

Hello! Are you awake? Do you need any assistance from... Erm...

[Uh oh. This was a problem. Who was he?]

From me??
mttbrandlegs: <user name=xamag-undertale> ((83) xamag-undertale)


[personal profile] mttbrandlegs 2017-02-23 06:43 am (UTC)(link)
[The robot has kept to himself for quite a while. He doesn't really feel tired. Weird, since the skeleton across from him was resting as if he sorely required it. Still, he felt as if he was weak anyway. That was...probably why he was plugged into the wall?


Either way, he had been feigning sleep for a while, and only opens his eye when he's addressed rather enthusiastically. Haha, what an excitable fellow!

Mettaton flashes a smile, though he does little else besides. Sitting is fine, he's still a little heavy, and if the internal readout is to be believed, he's only 45% charged. Jeez, not very power efficient, is he?]

Oh, worry not, darling! I'm alright. A bit confused, but alright all the same! The only real bit of help you could offer me is an answer to why I'm here.

[Buuuut, judging by the pause near the end of the skeleton's question, he's probably about as confused at the bot is.

How would he know that, know? Well...he's not entirely sure, but Mettaton feels as if he's just used to reading people. Why would he ever need to use that skill? It's a mystery!]
coolskeletonnyehntyfive: (pic#10401417)


[personal profile] coolskeletonnyehntyfive 2017-02-23 06:47 am (UTC)(link)
Well, that is fortunate! For you see, I...
coolskeletonnyehntyfive: (pic#10401398)


[personal profile] coolskeletonnyehntyfive 2017-02-23 06:48 am (UTC)(link)
...happen to be in the same predicament as you!

[THIS IS TOTALLY FINE. He's decided, so there.]

Two skulls are better than one, which means that now we'll figure out what's going on twice as fast!
mttbrandlegs: (min-min-minnie 21)

[personal profile] mttbrandlegs 2017-02-23 06:54 am (UTC)(link)
[Well damn, if this guy wasn't just the most adorable thing since a newborn puppy.

Or maybe he's just predisposed to find someone so confident and sincere adorable. He's not quite sure yet. But he'll go along with it, of course!]

While it is disheartening to know that we are both here without any clues as to how we arrived, and presumably against our will, I'm glad to know that you're so positive about the whole thing!! Good on you, sweetie!!

So perhaps we should start with something simple--do you remember anything before this point?

[Because this guy sure doesn't!]
coolskeletonnyehntyfive: (pic#10034667)

[personal profile] coolskeletonnyehntyfive 2017-02-23 07:04 am (UTC)(link)
Not at all!

[But at least he sounds cheerful about it.]

But we can start remembering things now, right? And perhaps figure out what we're doing here in the meantime!

Do you know your name?

[Because he sure as heck doesn't know his. And his gloves completely cover the barcode and name etched into his hand bones.]
mttbrandlegs: (nejiki)

[personal profile] mttbrandlegs 2017-02-23 07:16 am (UTC)(link)
[The robot looks thoughtful for a moment.]

It hasn't yet occurred to me to try and find out, actually. Silly, right? I'm sure that I've been given a designation, however, since I'm a robot and all! Let me see...

[Much like he's done so far with tracking his battery power, Mettaton attempts to run internal diagnostics. Basic readouts pass through his vision--core temperature and status, energy levels, status of all limbs and joints...


Aha, that looks promising! Not a bad name either, once the numbers and version were removed.]

I think my name is Mettaton? At least, that's what I could find on a cursory pass. Let's go with that!!
coolskeletonnyehntyfive: (pic#10401380)

[personal profile] coolskeletonnyehntyfive 2017-02-23 07:38 am (UTC)(link)
What a cool name! Of course, you're a very cool robot, so that makes sense! Perhaps I also have some information somewhere! A label on my clothes, perhaps...

[That sounds like a sensible thing for someone to have. After all, how else would they stay perfectly organized?

Papyrus tries a few articles -- his boots, the chest piece -- before taking off one of his gloves.

A-ha! It seems you're not the only one with identification on you! Look, it says right here, I am... Papyrus!

[Something about that feels right, but not entirely right. He'll worry about it later. He's Papyrus, that other guy is Mettaton, and they're already progressing by leaps and bounds! He's so excited.]
mttbrandlegs: (xamag-undertale 20)

[personal profile] mttbrandlegs 2017-02-23 08:24 am (UTC)(link)

My, doesn't that hurt? I'm happy to know your name, of course, but that's directly on your bones, and although I am a robot, you are an organic creature!

[Mettaton might not have his memory, but he does still have his common sense about him. Slowly, he rises to his feet--it's actually much easier at 50% now than it was before, and he's got plenty of slack on his charge cord--and makes his way closer to Papyrus.

It's only natural to be concerned for a nice guy's well being, right?]
soundtest: sushidragon on tumblr ([Human] More cry)

Gen all the way also Napstablook is human

[personal profile] soundtest 2017-02-23 07:18 am (UTC)(link)
[They woke up from a nightmare again.

The details are always a little fuzzy, but it usually went the same way each time. An empty, decrepit house in a dark cavern full of glowing blue flowers. A television show depicting a robot in a showdown with a young child, losing to that child in the most brutal way possible before the screen shifts to static.

They remember being scared for some reason, worried about there being no place left to hide...

And then they wake up, sniffling and eyes full of tears. They've only been here for a few days (they think? It's hard for them to keep track of time here), but sleep never seems to come naturally to them. It's always restless, always difficult to fall back asleep once they wake up.

Once they realize their sniffling is probably disturbing their companion, they quickly wipe their face and apologize.]

oh... sorry, did i wake you?
mttbrandlegs: <user name=min-min-minnie> ((88) min-min-minnie)


[personal profile] mttbrandlegs 2017-02-23 08:28 am (UTC)(link)
[Mettaton doesn't sleep. He can't, really.

That being said, his human companion in this tiny, none-too-fabulous room was hardly a bother. Rather, he finds their behaviors rather concerning the more time passes. So when they wake up crying, he moves towards them, concern written all over his face.

Why? He doesn't know them, really.

But he still feels as if he needs to take care of them.]

It's okay, sweetie! I don't sleep! You aren't bothering me! But what about you, have you had another unpleasant dream?
soundtest: ([Human] No I'll leave)

it's cool!

[personal profile] soundtest 2017-02-23 08:46 am (UTC)(link)

[Mettaton had been a comforting presence, as disoriented as they felt as of late. They didn't remember anything before waking up here, it's true, but little by little they've tried to let themselves get swept up in the robot's energy.

Everything was kind of scary and confusing, but it didn't have to always feel like that as long as Mettaton was here.

They're not really sure why his presence feels oddly familiar to them, but it felt nice anyway. In any case, they don't really lift their face to look at Mettaton. They fold their hands in their lap as the details of the dream get fuzzier. There wasn't any point in trying to deny that they weren't upset by it - they'd been caught crying after all.]

seems i've been having them a lot...
mttbrandlegs: <user name=monolithia> ((121) monolithia)

[personal profile] mttbrandlegs 2017-02-23 09:01 am (UTC)(link)
[Mettaton doesn't hesitate to settle in close to Napstablook, wrapping an arm around them. He's a very touch-oriented person, he's found, and unless the human tells him they're uncomfortable, or presents any of the signs which might indicate it (and he's pretty good on picking up on it, unnaturally good), that's the way he'll stay.]

I'm sorry, darling. Would you like to talk about it...? Or maybe a change of subject?