I'll even do romance, but I can't get on too often...
Fine by me, I'm not on all the time either. Got a topic in mind?
Really, I thought about doing a detective story, with a newly founded private detective agency trying to solve their first case (and maybe some more afterwords). How's that?
Sounds great! :D Would one of us actually be solving a mystery the other created? And would both our characters be in the agency working together or.....again, love the idea!
They characters would solve a case that one of us created. It wouldn't have to be limited to murder or kidnapping, it could be small things. Like the person who was first consulted about the case could lead the investigation and be the one to solve it, so it could could go the way as invisioned. How's that?
Ok, so if we have that figured out, should we post skellies? (unless you don't think we have to)
(It's probably a good idea to post skellies of the main two, but not so much the clients. Unless, of course, you want to.)
Name: Erin Harper
Appearence: Tall, slightly muscular frame, and short blonde hair. Her frame makes her look like a feminine man, but cleans up nicely. She has slightly tanned skin, brown eyes, and is usually seen in a rumpled pantsuit. Stands at 5'11".
Personality: Generally untrusting of people, but will warm up if she knows you for a bit of time. Seems cranky, but is actually nice underneath everything. She's a night owl and a terrible cook.
Bio: Erin's dad was a cop, but died in the line of duty. She was raised by her aunt, but still wanted to help other like her father. With her sharp eye and quick reflexes, she figured she was well suited for life as a detective. Lives in a cheap studio apartment alone.
Name: Simon Rethsquar
Appearance: Somewhat short and squat, but not fat. Has noticeably big ears, buzz-cut black hair, dark green eyes. Wears ripped-up cargo jeans and old T-shirts.
Personality: Extremely geeky, not afraid to show it. Easily befriends people, but isn't used to working with people. Gets frustrated when other people don't agree with him or get in his way.
Bio: After ping-ponging between divorced parents, Simon learned to operate on his own. Had a lot of aquaintences as a child, but never a genuine confidant. Needed a little money as a college student, but doesn't feel he can do it alone.
(I guess we can start then.)
Erin stood in front of the newly rented office space. It was a bit small and the furnishing was a bit slap dash, but it was an office that she was pleased with. She took out her key and unlocked the door. She stepped inside and looked around in her part of the office. There was an old leather couch she'd bought from the Salvation Army, an old computer that had a place for a floppy disc, a desk covered in scratches with a lumpy armchair for a client and a wobbley office chair for her. She smiled at the thought of finally being abled to start a detective agency like she'd always wanted. She walked over to the common area and started to brew coffee.
Simon, tripping over the ragged hems of his jeans, asked himself where the office was. "Is it here? No...it's this one, isn't it?" All the office spaces looked the same, how would he know which one it was? Guess that was his first case, he thought to himself, laughing at his own joke. He found himself rushing into an office space that looked about right, staring blankly at a girl about his age holding a coffee pot. "Hi, uh....hi?"
"Hey there." replied Erin, "Are you the guy who responded to the ad?" She put the coffee on to brew and sat in her wobbley chair.
"The detective one? Yeah, yeah." Simon began making himself at home in the lump armchair, awkwardly holding the suitcase he brought in on his lap. He reached out his hand to Erin. "I'm Simon. And you?..."
Erin took his hand and shook it. "My name is Erin Harper. I have a test you have to take in order to work with me." She took her hand back and reached into her pocket and took out a slip of paper. "Are you ready?"
Simon licked his lips, almost starting to sweat. "Absolutely." He pulled out three pencils, four pens (two black, two red), fiddled with his writing instruments for a bit, and looked back to Erin. "Hey, will I need my graphin calculator? I brought my own."
Erin almost snickered at the scene, and it showed on her face. "No, all you need the the ability to think and speak." She cleared her throat and began,
"A woman meets a handsome man at a party and falls for him, but he leaves before she can get his contact info. Two days later, she kills her sister. Why did she do this?"
((darn, I have to actually take a test? XD))
"Hmm..." Simon though, switching the pen caps on his pens absentmindedly. "Logic says pure rage and depression, but it has to be more than that, right? Let's see...To get attention, perhaps, get her name and info out there so the guy can contact her? It's crazy, but if she's that desperate. Of course, this is assuming the two events are related."
"Right. Next question,
A man overpowered and murdered several young women. What do you think the reason he gave for their slaughter was?" asked Erin, making a mental grading system.
"The phrase "young women" leads me to believe he was a se.x addict or something and killed them to cover his tracks. Otherwise, maybe because they were ex-girlfriends or something, and he was getting some sick form of revenge?"
"Not quite. His desire was to feel stronger, superior even, to them. Next question,
Have you ever seen Monster?"
Simon screwed up his face. "Monster? A movie, I'm guessing? Can't say I have..."