curiously_cora: (Coraline-bored now)
Leg's stretched out, Coraline leaned back in her chair and rocked herself back and forth precariously balanced on the back legs of her chair. Coraline knew Neil was probably going to yell at her for putting her feet on his tables or for slacking off but she was bored. There were only so many dishes a teenage girl could do before she got bloody bored. Besides it wasn't like it was heaving in here at the moment.

"I'm so bored, isn't there anything else to do?" Coraline moaned, making a face as she looked up some boy's nostrils. Coraline yelled in surprise, overbalancing before falling back on the floor. Coraline groaned and scowled at the boy-man. "What did you do that for?"
curiously_cora: (Coraline-Happy)
Coraline didn't have many girl friends. She had Claire and she had O-Ren but mostly she didn't have girly type friends or friends she wanted to ask about clothes and boys because well, all her friends were boys and boys who had no idea about clothes like Jake (who wore none) or Sam (who was silly). But Coraline had made new friends, new female friends that she could ask about those things and who she respected people like Bella and Kate.

Coraline liked Bella and it wasn't just because she could cook and it wasn't just because she was Jake's best friend, she was genuinely a nice girl and Coraline? Coraline wanted to protect her from creepy, stalking vampires and from falling over which she kind of did a lot. And Kate, Kate was just plain cool and wasn't the type to let any vampire stop her from doing exactly what she wanted to do. In other words the two were perfect friends for each other and Coraline had an idea exactly how to to get them to meet.

Leaving notes for Bella and Kate to help her with her hair and ask for advice, Coraline smiled and waited for the pair at the compound where Coraline could get her hair dyed blue and matchmake friends at the same time. It was a perfect plan and Sam wasn't involved so nothing could go wrong!

curiously_cora: (Coraline-upset and crying)
Coraline ran, feet carrying her as fast as she could to Danny. He was going to die, he was going to die and she couldn't save him. She loved him, he was her friend and he was going to die. Just like Adam. Just like Sarah. Just like everyone she loved. He was going to leave and then he was going to die and she couldn't do anything. She couldn't change his fate no matter how hard she tried.

And Percy was just going to let it happen. Percy was going to let him die. Percy was going to help. Percy her friend, Percy her best friend and the hero she could always count on. And he was wrong. He was so wrong. The world was wrong. Black was white and white was black and everything was grey. And Coraline didn't know what to do. She just wanted her daddy.

"Danny!" Coraline half yelled, half sobbed as she caught sight of his and Steve's hut. Coraline choked back her tears, gasping for breath as she cried and cried hard. "Danny?"
curiously_cora: (Grown Up-Shocked)
Coraline was quick, nimble. She sprinted ahead of the others, disappearing like a ghost as she passed through the trees. They only saw her from the flash of blonde hair or when she dropped in on them the safeword tumbling from her lips. She wasn't the strongest or smartest or deadliest of the three girls but she was the quickest.

Until now.

She was running ahead of the girls, her breath coming short as she leaped over branches and ducked beneath the slow arm of one of them. It was Polly or what was left of her. Coraline gagged on the smell of rotting flesh as she made herself smaller and ran straight ahead. The crowd turning behind her away from something else and towards her instead. She was it, she was fresh meat.

Coraline whistled, high and long, a warning to Grace and O-Ren as she leaped and grabbed hold of a branch hauling herself up into the tree even as its clammy fingertips brushed against the sole of her shoe and reached for her. Coraline moved quickly pulling her legs and body up and moving higher into the tree out of reach.

"Shit, shit, shit." Coraline swore as she scrambled up higher as the crowd surged away from the thing they were pressed tight against towards her. Standing up on the branch Coraline brushed aside some of the leaves to stare at what they had been looking at her. Coraline almost staggered back at the sight in front of her; Atlantis. And something else, something familiar and long forgotten. "Johnny?"

Coraline looked straight across at the boy-man staring right back at her. Lifting her hand up, she smiled at him and waved.
curiously_cora: (Coraline-unafraid)
Coraline awoke in a strange, unfamiliar room. This had happened before to her but the bed hadn't been this uncomfortable and the ceiling hadn't been boring coloured and the floor hadn't been neat or tidy but filled with all the things a ten year old girl would want. Coraline blinked tiredly looking around and rubbing the sleep and tears from her eyes. Swinging her legs around Coraline wrapped her arms around her legs as she just sat there for a while and listened.

Someone was moving, shuffling and stomping about, someone happy. She could smell... food cooking. She could hear the clatter and the noise outside sounded like home. Coraline wiped her eyes, brushing tears away as she got up slowly to her feet and cautiously made her way towards the noise and the smell. Her stomach growled hungrily at her as she wandered towards them- him.

"Daddy?" Coraline asked quietly before correcting herself. Danny not daddy. His back was turned to her and Coraline grabbed the key around her neck and prayed he didn't have button eyes. Prayed that he was really her Danny and not the Other Danny. There was a knife, she could get it if she needed to but she didn't want to. She didn't want to have to hurt him too. "Danny?"
curiously_cora: (Grown Up-Blushing)
Coraline was loving being a grown up. Not only could she drink and kiss boys and stay up as late as she wanted but she'd made a whole load of new friends and she was going into dino territory again unaccompanied. Well, accompanied by Aidan but that didn't count. Aidan was cool, Aidan was friends with ghosts and werewolves which was an idea that Coraline could defintely get behind. And besides it wasn't like she was going to get into trouble. Well, it wasn't like she was purposefully going to try to get into trouble.

"You're late," Coraline said as she heard someone approach her from behind. Bent over Coraline was trying to tie the laces on her boots and was scowling something fierce at them. Coraline had forgotten how irritating laces were, wearing wellies was far easier but that would led to some uncomfortable questions from certain people. Besides she didn't want people interrogating or stopping her when she was off to explore. "You know you're not supposed to keep a lady waiting."

Coraline stood up, pulling her t-shirt down from where it had ridden up and turned to face Aidan.

"I'm kidding, I haven't been waiting at all. I just wanted to make you fear my terrible wrath. Are you excited?" Coraline asked Aidan curiously with a bright, easy smile.
curiously_cora: (Grown Up-Gorgeous)
Coraline yawned, stretching her arms up as she kicked her sheets off her bed. Legs dangling off the end of the bed Coraline sat up onto her arms and stared down at legs that were longer then last night. Coraline knew she grew and grew quite quickly but this was ridiculous. Swinging her legs over Coraline walked over to her marked door and stood back against it before placing her hand above her head.

"How have I grown two inches?" Coraline asked curiously before frowning at her voice. It sounded weird. It sounded older. Coraline looked down at herself, at the clothes that had been too big on her last night but were now too snug. Especially around the chest area. "What the-BILL! BILL!"

Coraline opened her door, storming out into the hall and down towards the kitchen before she finally caught sight of her reflection. Coraline paused mouth open in shock as she looked at her face... her body! Coraline swallowed before giggling. This was going to be so awesome! She looked old!

"Nevermind!" Coraline yelled, turning around and around as she looked herself over. "This is so cool."

Looking around Coraline grabbed one of Bill's shirts and ran back towards her room with a happy whoop. Coraline put her 'DO NOT DISTURB' sign on her door before shutting it with a bang. Coraline needed a plan of action, Coraline needed to... get rid of her Coraline-ness.

"Okay, let's see. No key, no bracelet, no catbag, no Cat you'll have to stay here, no... wellies. Oh, but I like my wellies." Coraline said grumbling to herself as she began to write a list of things she wanted to do now that she was a Grown Up. "And I need a legend. A simple one just like Adam did. I could be Jo or ha! I'll be Caroline! Right, first I need clothes. And then I need a drink or a kiss or something! Ha this is brilliant!"

Coraline shrugged out of her clothes into Bill's oversized shirt and tugged on a pair of converse flats. Wrapping a belt around her middle she looked- well, Coraline thought she looked odd but she in fact looked hot. Peeking out of her bedroom Coraline looked around before making her escape.

"Going out!" Coraline yelled as she ran out of the Homestead. The island was in for a whole world of trouble.

OOC: Catch Coraline going up to the Compoung or trying to find something to wear.
curiously_cora: (Coraline-unafraid)
There was one long stretch of deserted beach. There was one boat. There was one teenage girl wiping her eyes as she tried not to cry. Coraline didn't understand it, at all. She'd asked Hiccup out, she had done everything that people had told her to do and he'd said yes but when she'd kissed him, when she'd kissed him he'd just stood there frozen in place looking at her like that. Like she was nothing. Like she wasn't anything to him at all.

Coraline didn't understand. She didn't know what she'd done. If he didn't like her then she didn't know why he'd said yes, if he didn't like her then why did he bother spending time with her or smiling at her like that or anything. She thought he liked her- really, really liked her but he didn't. No one did. They all wanted to be her friend but no one wanted to love her. Maybe the Other Mother was right, maybe she really was the only one who could love her.

Coraline brushed her eyes, pulling her knees to her chest. She'd run, she'd run away and she wasn't going to go back ever. No one wanted her, no one loved her so she was just going to live on her own and eat fish forever and ever and ever. She'd be on her own, she'd be happy on her own. And then no boy would ever make her cry again. No boy would ever make her feel like... this.
curiously_cora: (Coraline-windswept)
There were four apples ripe on the apple tree. There were eighteen bright blue flowers. And there was one Coraline Carter humming Somebody to Love in one of the trees. Not the Queen song of course, oh no Coraline was in love- in love with Justin Bieber. He was just so dreamy. He had a beautiful voice and he was so handsome and talented. Coraline couldn't wait to tell Bill all about him.

Coraline caught sight of an old familiar face and waved eagerly at him. Coraline knew Joe was a good musician and she wondered if he'd heard Bieber yet.

"Hi Joe!" Coraline called, greeting her old music teacher as she leaned out of the tree. Dangling precariously, Coraline eased herself off the branch before dropping down. Coraline pulled her t-shirt down, Bieber's face emblazoned on her t-shirt. To say Coraline had Bieber Fever was a little bit of an understatement. "How are you?"
curiously_cora: (Grown Up-Smart girl)
Drabbles in which an twenty year old Coraline has finally grown up. Nothing to see here move along.
curiously_cora: (Coraline-curious peeking)
Coraline looked curiously at one of the posters she had found and crumpled in her hand, pushing it into her back pocket as she collected glasses and plates and took them to wash. Coraline was curious, she didn't understand what Venerable diseases were and she didn't really get sex or tongue kissing but she wanted to understand it. It was just so frustrating.

Coraline wasn't sure who to ask though. She certainly wasn't asking Bill, there were some things one asked your guardian but Coraline was not asking him that. He was Bill Weasley. And it was just embarassing. She wasn't sure who she could ask though; Helen maybe, Sookie? Or... Coraline stared at Neil and put the plates down before starting after him.

"Neil!" Coraline called out, grabbing hold of his arm before all five foot six of her came to a sudden stop. "Neil, can I ask you something? Something... private?"
curiously_cora: (Grown Up-Smart girl)
Toothless looked up startled by a thud coming from Hiccup's room. Peering round the corner he caught the deep brown guilty eyes of Coraline staring at him from the window pane. Falling through the window she landed in a slumped pile on the floor. Rolling his eyes, he huffed and pulled his head back as she pulled off her wellies and climbed into bed with Hiccup. Curling up, he smirked as Hiccup yelped from the other room as cold feet were pressed against bare leg.

Cat peered around the corner, glaring at Toothless as he wandered out of Hiccup's room as cold feet were replaced by warm hands and soft laughter could be heard from inside. Cat headed towards Toothless, climbing up his leg and onto his back. Cat ran around in circles as something smashed in the room followed by a rather enthusiastic moan. Cat settled against Toothless's neck pressing a cold nose against him as the pair dropped their heads down and tried to ignore the soft gasps from the other room.

They might not like each other but they could both agree: Humans were weird.
curiously_cora: (Coraline-Fragile)
There were thirteen dusty shelves. There were four broken/chewed pieces of furniture. And there was one hole in the roof. Coraline stared up at the hole wondering how it got there and how she was supposed to fix it. It wasn't that big but it was definitely a hole, a leaky hole and if there was one there might be more. Coraline sighed, running a hand through her hair as she wandered back outside her old hut.

Being a grown up or trying to be a grown up was hard. No one told you about things like hut maintenance or how to keep animals out of your home. They just sort of knew. And Coraline didn't know and had left her home and now she had a hut she couldn't move back into. Not right now anyway and Coraline really, really wanted to go home.

Sitting by her door Coraline pulled out a book out of her book and began to look over 'DIY for Dummies'. Coraline frowned as she began to read and read and it was just awful. There were words in there that she just didn't even understand let alone know how to spell. Coraline sighed, getting up before smiling as she spotted someone she knew.

"Hi Danny!" Coraline said bounding over with a big, hopeful smile. "Do you know how to fix a roof?"
curiously_cora: (Coraline-quiet grown girl)
Coraline counted the scones (8). Four had mysteriously gone missing. Stupid Jacob Black. First ruining her card and now stealing her scones. Or it could have been Cat. Or the pair of them, Coraline was convinced those two were in cahoots.

Then Coraline counted the cups and saucers (2). One for her and one for Miss Helen. Coraline had wanted to invite Mister Will too but well, Coraline didn't want to talk to Will. Will wouldn't understand. Will was a boy. Miss Helen wasn't. Miss Helen was clever and smart and British! Coraline was sure she'd know what to do.

And then Coraline counted all the confused little girls in the Homestead Kitchen (1). Coraline was so confused how to feel and what to do. She wondered if this was how grown ups felt all the time or if this was something just made especially for her. Coraline was angry and hurt and worried and confused. Coraline didn't know who to believe. She wanted to believe Percy but she didn't want to believe that of Luke. And Luke was... was... confusing.

Coraline sighed, shooing Cat away as he jumped up on the table to sniff around the remaining scones. Coraline picked up her haughty black cat and dumped him on the floor as she waited for Helen to show for their afternoon tea. Coraline was sure Miss Helen would know what to do.
curiously_cora: (Coraline-upset and crying)
Coraline knew what she had to do. Coraline hid him out of sight and threw the key at the creature in front of her. Its head snapped up away from the little boy, button eyes narrowing at Coraline and long red claws curling into her palms. She smiled at Coraline, blood and gore covered her dress, as she stepped forward and away from Sawyer towards her. Coraline stepped back, she had to get her away from him. She wouldn't let her hurt anymore kids.

"Come on, what are you scared of? Me? I'm just a thing, a kid and you're scared of me! You're pathetic!" Coraline shouted at her. The buttons flashed and then she was moving, her body elongating and twisting into the monster she truly was. She was scared, she was terrified of her but she had to be brave. She had to save him. The Sawyer Other Mother creature moved quicker than Coraline remembered, her claws reaching out to grab her and Coraline let out a shriek, stumbling backwards onto a hallway floor that hadn't been there a moment ago.

Looking behind her confused, Coraline stared at the long hallway for a moment before remembering she needed to run. Scrambling backwards, Coraline rolled back and up onto her feet in one fluid motion and it was only then that she saw or rather didn't see. The Other Mother was gone, the boy was gone, the room was gone and only a long hallway remained in both directions. A long hallway with no windows, no doors and eerie flickering lights.

"I don't understand," Coraline said quietly, turning around on the spot as she tried to figure out what was going on. The place was silent except for the ticking that echoed down the corridor. Coraline felt an unease spread through her body at the noise. This place was wrong and she had to get the Other Mother and then she had to getout. Coraline ran down the corridor screaming. "Where are you? Come on! Come out and face me you coward!"
curiously_cora: (Coraline-upset and crying)
Coraline was thirteen years old, she was independent and brave and smart but right now, right now Coraline didn't feel like any of those things. Coraline felt rather small actually, small and weak and hurt and what she really wanted right now was her daddy and her mum. Or rather what she wanted was Adam and Sarah. Everywhere hurt from her head to her toes. Her head hurt the worst thought, it made everything hard to focus and she'd been sick earlier. She didn't like being sick.

And the worst thing was Coraline knew that Adam was going to yell at her. Or worse he was going to be disappointed in her. She hadn't meant to get hurt, she hadn't even seen the monster but it had been there and it had hurt her. It had hurt her friends. And now Adam was going to be cross with her. She wasn't sure what was worse; being hurt, knowing Adam was going to be cross or being unable to help her friends because she was weak. Weak and tired and hurt.

Coraline winced at the bright light in the clinic and slowly lifted a scraped and bruised arm to cover her eyes and protect them from the light. It hurt, everything hurt.
curiously_cora: (TeenCora-laugh)
Coraline walked slowly along the path, trying to drag her walk home out as much as she could. It wasn't that she didn't love Adam or want to go home to see her baby sister or see Sarah even, it was just she was fed up of being treated like a child and then like an adult and then like a child again. So, she was going to go home but not get there a minute before she had to. Not when she could drag this walk out all she liked.

It was really, really rubbish being thirteen. No one told you that. They told you about teen romances but they never told you how much they hurt, they told you about all the freedom you had but didn't tell you about the responsibility and they told you about how cool it was to be a teenager but they didn't tell you how much it sucked too. Coraline hated being thirteen. Thirteen might have been just a number but it was a stupid number. She'd rather be old like Bill than spend one more minute being thirteen

"Stupid island," Coraline said kicking a rock, watching as it almost hit a Roman guy. Except it wasn't a Roman guy at all. It was Bill. Wearing a really, really stupid outfit. Coraline paused, looking at him curiously before she began to laugh loudly.

Nah, she'd definitely rather be thirteen than Bill. Bill looked stupid.
curiously_cora: (Coraline-shocked)
Coraline Carter had once woken up in an alien place. Instead of waking up in her warm bed and clutching Jeremiah the toy horse, Coraline had woken in a cold, damp enclosed room- a prison. She had spent such a long time in there, she had clawed at the walls and cried until finally her daddies came and found her. That had been the worst day on her time on the island, much worse than the time when she had woken as a boy.

Coraline learned from her experiences. She learned not to blindly run in temples when the floor could give way, she learned not to trust creepy mothers who wanted to give you everything and she learned that when you go to bed, you prepare just in case you find yourself in the bad place again. So, she wasn't in the bad place this time but she certainly wasn't in her bed and she was greatful for the wellington boots she wore to bed because the ground would have been cold and damp and hard against bare feet.

"Hello?" Coraline called out, wiping her eyes tiredly as she stretched and yawned. This wasn't her hut and she couldn't see Adam anywhere. He was going to be very angry with her when he found her bed empty again. "Hello? Adam? Is anyone there?"

Coraline walked through the bushes before pausing as she heard a rather loud roar. That sounded like a dinosaur. That sounded like a dinosaur! Oh, wow. She was in dino territory. Oh, bugger Adam was going to kill her. Well, if he was going to kill her anyway at least she could go and have a proper look at the dinosaurs.

"Hello? Mister dinosaur? I won't hurt you," Coraline said as she wandered off towards unknown dangers.
curiously_cora: (Coraline-upset and crying)

Leading Trisha to the empty flat, Coraline pushed opened the stiff door and held Trisha's hand. Coraline didn't want to go down into the dark but she knew that was where the other mother would have put him and she needed to talk to him. She knew her other mother would have given him something to keep because she knew how much Cora hated the dark.

"I don't want to go down there," Coraline told Trisha. She was scared but they had to be brave. They still had three more souls to find, three more objects were hidden in the house and they had to find them so they could escape. "I don't but sometimes we have to do things we don't want to do or are too scared to do. That's what being brave really means. Being scared and doing it anyway."

Coraline pulled on the trapdoor with all her might and slowly it came free and opened. The smell was worse than she remembered. It smelled of urine and stale wine and uncooked dough and death and decay. The smell alone made Coraline gag. And the darkness down there was overwhelming. Coraline pulled out the torch from her pocket and turned it on.

"I'll go first," Coraline said descending down the stairs slowly, turning the light around the room so she could try and find him in the darkness.

A voice groaned low in the dark. Eerie notes played from an out of tune piano as the voice stuttered along to the music.

"M-making up a song about Coraline. She's a peach, she's a doll, she's a pal of mine. She's as cute as the button in the eyes of everyone who ever laid their eyes on Coraline. When she comes around exploring mum and I will never make it boring, our eyes will be on Coraline."

Coraline turned the torch to the sound of the music and stared at the mishapen man before her.

"Hello Daddy," Coraline said simply at the gross figure before them. The dough like creature turned its head towards the sound and smiled at her. Even without his button eyes, the other father still terrified her.


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