Re: presently presented

p. Elle

POSTED: Sat Jan 13, 2018 12:03 am

Pepsi didn't used to smoke - not until semi-recently. The friends that her parents so disapproved of - and the ones who'd just left and abandoned her, the assholes - had introduced her to tobacco and the particular way of ingesting it. She hadn't exactly liked it at first, but she didn't particularly dislike it, either. It just was. It was warm and made her cough at first, but she got over that quickly and was able to smoke with the rest of the group with ease. Soon enough, she started craving cigarettes, but she wasn't sure why. Maybe it was the need to be cool. Maybe it was god damn Maybelline. Whatever. They just relaxed her.

She was kind of relieved that the girl only wanted to get her ears pierced and nothing else. Pepsi had her side of her nose pierced, but she hadn't done it herself; the thought scared her a little bit and she'd have to get a little more experience before trying that out. A tongue, maybe, but ears were by far the easiest. All it cost her for the prized treasures was time and a few metal rings.

Aside from a slight wince from the girl when she started, she didn't move at all or mention that anything hurt. That was good - it'd ensure an even piercing with few problems down the road. Less room for crookedness or trouble getting in piercings or infections or whatever. After the third piercing was made, Elle smiled brightly at Pepsi, replying that it wasn't bad one bit. Well, alright then - definitely going fine, then.

"Good to hear," she said, smiling back at the dog woman as she gently nudged her to turn the other way for the other ear. She worked faster this time, practiced from the other piercings and growing more confident. She worked them quickly, driving the needle through the two spots that Elle had chosen, and cleanly slotting the metal rings into each new hole. She took another look at the piercings, ensuring that the rings were staying in place, and nodded firmly.

"Alright, that does it," she said, putting her materials away and grinning at the woman, partly due to her glee at being able to receive the first integral parts of her gifts to the Salsolan leadership. She side-eyed each ear, eyes appraising. "Nice. They look cool," she complimented - although she was only really complimenting her own work.

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POSTED: Sun Jan 14, 2018 11:39 pm

The corners of her lips pitched up more sharply. She liked it when the older woman responded in that way that told her she was responding appropriately. Usually, it would annoy her, because it meant that adults actually agreed with her and Elle really wanted very little to do with making adults happy. But PepsiCola was cool and she actually cared about what the wolf thought of her. "Aye," she replied, because it was good. While Elle didn't mind the pain she felt from piercing, it wasn't as thought she particularly wanted it to hurt... even though she did kind of like it, which was strange and a little confusing on its own but whatever. Probably it was just part of the whole excitement of having pierced ears.

Obeying Pepsi's gentle nudge, Elle turned her head and gave the woman full access to her other ear. This one would have only two piercings and, as the girl felt the wooden block press up against the back of her ear, she felt her heart thump thump thump in her chest. Adrenaline coursed in her veins in anticipation of the pain. Then then there it was: sharp and quick. Again, the curly-coated Cormier winced but held herself still as Pepsi inserted the wire ring and then moved deftly onto the next spot that she had requested be pierce. For the last time, Elle felt the wooden block at the back of her ear and then the prick of pain and then all was over. She had five new ear piercings.

Turning her head, Elle allowed PepsiCola to evaluate her new piercings, making her that the rings were appropriately placed and would stay in place, and then smiled broadly when the wolf nodded. "Tha's aall?" she asked, lifting her hand up to touch the rings gingerly. She liked the way that Pepsi grinned at her, and the way that she eyed her ears with an appraising sort of look. Her own grin spread across her face and broke open her mouth, showing a row of ivory fangs. "De they?" she asked and rose to her feet again, collecting the bag that she'd stuffed the rest of her belongings in. "Ah cannae wait te show them off!" Hearing Pepsi comment made her believe — really believe — that she could be as cool as this woman was.

Taking another puff of her cigarette (which, by now, had burned nearly down to a stub), Elle sucked some of the smoke into her lungs this time entirely by accident and coughed involuntarily at the burning sensation in her trachea. She tried to play it off coolly, forcing her body to remain in an upright position rather than doubling over. Tears pricked her eyes from the effort of trying to keep from coughing. "Thank ye," she managed through a tight, wheezy voice, then huffed a few more times while still trying her damned hardest to play off the coughing fit. This was not how Elle had wanted to end her otherwise incredible encounter with this woman.

OOC: "Maybe it was god damn Maybelline." xD

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POSTED: Mon Jan 15, 2018 1:45 pm

"Yeah, that's all," she said, nodding for affirmation. It was actually somewhat surprising how little "work" it took to pierce ears; it was more simple than the concept let on. When she first found out, she was hesitant about literally piercing them - wasn't it just stabbing yourself with a needle? - but she got over that quick. The aesthetic of it was well worth it, and it didn't even really hurt that much. From Elle's agreement, it seemed that she shared the sentiment.

She closed her lips around her cigarette and inhaled again as the girl exclaimed how she couldn't wait to show it off. The metal rings didn't look particularly impressive - they were fashioned from wire that Pepsi found, after all - but they'd do well enough until the girl found other piercings. If she was resourceful enough, she could probably adorn the metal rings herself with beads, shells, or rocks to make them slightly more attractive; there was no rule against modifications, after all.

"Everyone's gonna love it," she said as the smoke emerged from her mouth. Pepsi's parents had not, but who knew; maybe this girl had cool parents.

Elle then took another puff from her nearly-stubbed cigarette - although it seemed that she did it properly this time, and inhaled the smoke into her lungs. She immediately began to cough from the smoke, although to the girl's credit, she didn't bow over. Rather, she stood straight while coughing her lungs out, although she did have tears beginning to sprout in her eyes. PepsiCola simply watched as the girl coughed and thanked her through her fit; she gave a light laugh at that.

"You get used to it," she said, a smile still lingering on her face as she took another drag from her cigarette, easily inhaling the smoke and exhaling again. The smoke wafted up into the sky and dispersed.

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POSTED: Mon Jan 15, 2018 8:50 pm

Try as she might to keep her cool, Elle was absolutely buzzing. She knew that her twin, Fionnlagh, would appreciate the holes that she's allowed a complete and utter stranger poke through her ears — hell, he might even want some of his own — and there would undoubtedly be others in Krokar would who would be impressed (maybe even jealous) of her piercings. But the one person who the curly-coated Cormier hoped would not be happy with her new look was her father, Finlay Cormier. A devious smile curled her lips when she imagined his reaction and she hoped that it would be so good in actuality as it was playing out to be in her mind.

"Ach, aye! Ah knaa they will," she replied with a puffed out chest, bringing her cigarette up to her lips. And that was when she sucked the smoke and tobacco into her lungs, initiating the coughing fit she was trying her damned hardest to will herself through. She was embarrassed and felt stupid. She was trying to impress this person and Elle was feeling as though she was failing spectacularly. As her throat tightened and her lungs burned, the girl's body proved stronger than her mind and succumbed to the coughing fit.

When PepsiCola opened her mouth to say something Elle braced herself for mocking laughter or an unhelpful remark. Except... that wasn't at all what happened. Instead, her laughter was light and her remark was kind. A few more puffing coughs popped out of her mouth, billowing her cheeks outwards as the air forced itself through her tightly closed lips, and she looked at Pepsi through teary eyes. "Ah hope so," she wheezed, forcing a smile to her face. Her cheeks burned and the insiders of her ears were hot from the effort to trying to keep the cough in... and probably also from embarrassment, she supposed.

Pepsi's response made her realize, then, that the times before — when she was trying to be cool and impress the older woman — were wrong. She hadn't ever been sucking the smoke into her lungs! A new wave of embarrassment pummeled her suddenly and she groaned inwardly. All this time she probably looked like a complete and utter fool! Working through a couple more hacks, Elle cleared her throat and grabbed her bag of remaining belongings, dropping the stub of the cigarette into the snow. Well, at least she had some sweet new piercings, anyway. And now she knew how to properly smoke cigarettes. Maybe she and Fionny could raid Ail Po Barn when she got back and learn how to harvest the tobacco there.

"Well," Elle said, glancing at PepsiCola again. "Ah best be gittin' on. Thank ye agin, PepsiCola. Ah hope te see ye aroond." And, with a final grin, the curly-coated Cormier started away from the piercing artist back toward Krokar, where she was eager to show off her newly pierced ears and the story of how she got them to her brother.

OOC: FIN! Thankeeee! <3

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