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    A Space For Reminiscing

    Diana Winchester
    Diana Winchester

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    Post by Diana Winchester 13th November 2023, 1:26 pm

    Job Details:

    Job Sign-Up: Page 11, Post Number 274


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    Diana Winchester
    Diana Winchester

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    Post by Diana Winchester 13th November 2023, 2:15 pm

    Proof Of Possession Of The IIC:


    -Diana's Townhouse, 5:05 A.M.-

    Dressed in her purple t-shirt and black skirt, Diana was in her bedroom trying to sleep, but it was a lost cause. She had been trying to sleep off and on ever since midnight but was only able to sleep for roughly ten minutes at a time before waking up again. Ever since seeing her older sister Melody for the first time in years at the Halloween event the blonde had a hard time sleeping.

    After trying one last time to close her eyes and opening them three minutes later Diana gave up on the idea and rolled over onto her left side, then sat up on the edge of her bed. Her feet hit the floor and she stood listlessly in place trying to think of something she could do to take her mind off of her older sister. She had been thinking about both Melody and the threat that had been made before the latter had been banished with a Spirit Drain Beam spell.

    Was Melody still around somewhere in the spirit world waiting to return to the land of the living?

    Diana had no idea whether that was true or not, but she vividly remembered the encounter. She remembered being in Melody's room and seeing the grand piano the latter adored and the chair Melody loved to tie her younger sisters to before abusing them physically or mentally. Even defeating her sister with a spell had done nothing to ease the anxiety that had morphed into complete terror when Melody advanced on her with a length of rope with the intent of tying her to the chair for a thoroughly unpleasant trip down Memory Lane. Despite being a young adult woman and a powerful mage who had taken many trips to the Cursed Lands those traits did little to protect her from the terror her older sister could inspire years after the latter's death.

    Diana was wondering what to do when she was struck by the odd idea to go to her chest of drawers. The blonde slowly walked over to the piece of furniture and opened the top right drawer, then rummaged through its contents until she came across a fancy-looking device that looked a lot like an oversized wristwatch. It was called an "Infinite Improbability Chronometer" and it came with detailed instructions on how to use it.

    The blonde mage moved the device around from hand to hand as if trying to determine whether it was real or just something she was imagining due to a lack of sleep. After moving it around several times she finally decided it was real and decided to use it. Anything beat lying around on her bed hoping to go to sleep.

    Diana wound the IIC exactly forty-two times and when the final winding was done a pale blue light engulfed her and she disappeared from her bedroom moments later.

    -On board the space station-

    Diana reappeared in a burst of pale blue light to find herself in the hallway of a space station exactly as the instructions had advertised. It was a straight hallway with signs pointing the way to elevators on each end of the hallway. She had expected the passage to be unbearably cold because of its metallic construction, but to her considerable surprise the hallway was pleasantly warm. The floor beneath her bare feet felt nice despite it being made out of some kind of metal. Diana looked out the long rectangular window ahead of her and saw the stark beauty of outer space.

    She saw a countless number of stars as white specks carefully dabbed onto on the dark canvas stretching before her. Diana also saw her reflection and could not help but to notice that her hair had changed from blonde to bone white. The blonde wondered why her hair was white as she looked at herself with a calm expression until her hair eventually returned to its normal, more lively blonde color.

    Once that had happened Diana turned left and began walking towards the elevator to try and find someone who could tell her where she was. If she could not find anyone Diana would be willing to talk to an android, robot, or other entity who might be here.

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    Diana Winchester
    Diana Winchester

    Alt Account- Mythical- Quality Badge Level 1- Quality Badge Level 2- Quality Badge Level 3- Z-Rank- Y-Rank- X-Rank- H-Rank- S-Rank- A-Rank- EXP Grinder- Jewel Grinder- Working Together- Unknown Powerhouse- Unknown Legend- Achiever- Expert Achiever- Buddy Buddy- Sticking Around- Taskmaster- Halloween Social- Halloween job event participant - Richie Rich- Rich- Magic Application Approved!- Character Application Approved!- Complete Your First Job!- Obtain A Lineage!- Join A Faction!- Senior [500]- Novice [250]- X-Mas Event Participant- Player 
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    Experience : 4,659,016

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    Post by Diana Winchester 15th November 2023, 1:09 am

    Diana walked to the end of the station hallway and boarded the elevator, which opened for her as if expecting passengers. She boarded without missing a step and the door closed behind her. She hoped that the elevator was functional because if it was not she might be stuck inside of it for quite some time.

    -On board the elevator-

    Diana stepped on board and looked around, immediately feeling the same pleasantly warm temperature that was inside the hallway. It seemed like she had stepped onto a freight elevator because it was much larger than the typical passenger ones she had seen back in Fiore. The interior was rectangular and could comfortably accommodate a large crowd of passengers in the dozens... it could fit at least three dozen people without crowding. Diana wondered why the dimensions were so large, but she did not question it because she did not have time to before a female voice began speaking from overhead.

    "Oh, a visitor!" The voice exclaimed in excitement. Diana wondered if there really was someone talking to her or if she was only imagining the voice because she was sleep-deprived. Hearing it again did not help matters.

    "I haven't had a visitor in quite some time! Welcome, welcome!" The voice bade Diana. The blonde questioned her mental state again but remained silent. The elevator began to move upwards without her doing anything, suggesting that the mystery voice had control of it.

    "I'm bringing you up to the penthouse suite. It won't take long!" Diana was assured that the ride would be brief. The elevator jolted and began to ascend faster, causing Diana to stumble forward for two steps before she regained her footing. Within two minutes of starting the ride came to a stop and the door opened onto a luxurious penthouse suite that certainly fit the bill.

    The suite was easily twice the size of Diana's bedroom, if not three times the size. In the back of the room was a long rectangular window like the one seen in the hallway Diana had first appeared in. On the left side of the room were two closed metallic doors and throughout the room were pieces of furniture such as a long black sofa positioned against the right wall, a glass coffee table sitting in front of it, and a pink chair sitting in front of the coffee table. Diana stepped off of the elevator and entered the suite, if only to satisfy her curiosity.

    -Inside the penthouse suite-

    Once Diana was inside the suite she noticed more features such as a mini-kitchen area to the left with a refrigerator and microwave plus a small kitchen island that had a black base. On the right side of the room was another closed metallic door. Just to the right of the door she had entered through was what looked to be a temperature control panel, suggesting that the suite had central air and heating.

    Hesitant to go any further, Diana stood at the elevator and wondered where her hostess was. Maybe she was behind one of the three doors getting ready to greet her guest. Or maybe she was elsewhere on the station and had guided Diana into her personal suite to wait for her there.

    "I see you've made it to my suite. Please wait there... I have some business I need to take care of before I officially welcome you! Make use of whatever furniture you'd like!" The voice granted Diana permission to sit on the furniture if she wanted, permission she was going to use. Diana walked over to the black sofa and sat down on it, then faced the door and waited for her hostess to arrive and speak with her.

    -The penthouse suite, two hours and seven minutes later-

    Diana had sat on the sofa for the past two hours or so and her legs were starting to go to sleep, so she slowly and painfully forced her way up and stood in front of the sofa while facing the doorway. She could not move right away because her legs were dangerously numb, so she awkwardly stood in place and waited for feeling to return to the limbs before she dared take a step forward. When it felt like it was finally safe to walk Diana took a step to test the waters and when she did not fall onto her face she took another one. Once she took a few more steps without falling over she began to walk around the room to get some exercise... and to prevent herself from falling asleep in her hostess' living quarters.

    Diana was tired before she had arrived on the station using the IIC and now that she had sat in place for awhile the drowsiness was starting to affect her. Hopefully her hostess would get here before the temptation became too great to withstand and she decided to sleep on the sofa.

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    Diana Winchester
    Diana Winchester

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    Post by Diana Winchester 20th November 2023, 4:59 pm

    -Inside the penthouse suite, two hours later-

    It had been slightly over four hours since Diana had arrived at the space station and she had yet to see her hostess. She was now seated on the sofa again and still struggling to resist the temptation to lie down on it despite it being considered rude to do so. The blonde was a patient sort and would wait as long as necessary, but she was not sure if she could stay awake long enough to be sociable. The pleasantly warm room temperature was making her feel comfortable despite being in an unfamiliar place and she was more than a little tired.

    Maybe she should just lie down for a few minutes...

    Diana was just about to act on that when the suite door opened and in waddled a green ball of some sort. It had mechanical arms and legs and stood at a height that would place it just above her ankle if it stood next to her. Diana watched it and questioned if she was seeing things or not. It waddled up to the sofa where she was seated and raised its right arm, then waved it.

    "Hello, visitor!" It greeted her in a feminine voice that sounded a lot like Melody Winchester's except that it was an octave higher than the original's. Diana leapt up from the sofa and stared at it with an expression of intense discomfort on her face. It in turn looked at her with tiny unblinking red eyes that conveyed a hint of malicious intent it was waiting for just the right moment to act upon.

    Was Melody possessing the small robot in order to communicate with Diana?

    "Are you OK?" The female voice she had been hearing asked Diana over the intercom system.

    "Y-yes. The voice on the little green ball sounded familiar, that is all." Diana replied as calmly as she could considering the unpleasant surprise she had just been on the receiving end of. A giggle came from overhead.

    "She's Emerald, a guide robot for guiding visitors around the resort. My personal guide robot's with me right now, so I sent this little one your way. Her voice module needs some work... I can change it later so that the voice sounds more pleasing to you." Came the explanation of what the spherical robot did and why its voice sounded the way it did.

    "Would you like her to guide you to your personal suite?" Diana's hostess asked.

    "Yes, please." Diana replied. Once the shock of the guide robot's voice wore off she was feeling tired again.

    "OK then. Follow Emerald and she'll show you the way!" Diana was instructed. Emerald pointed her left arm towards the door it had come through.

    "This way, please!" It requested. It retracted its arms and legs into its spherical body and began to float at shoulder level, floating a lot more smoothly than it had walked. Diana wordlessly followed behind Emerald and was guided to the elevator, which she entered. She turned to face the door as it closed.

    -Another Penthouse Suite, two minutes later-

    After a quick and uneventful ride the elevator door opened and Diana and Emerald stepped into a penthouse suite that was exactly like the one the blonde mage had just left behind. It had the same layout and same furniture as the previous one.

    "Here we are!" Emerald announced, opening the hole where its right arm was and waving the limb to show off the room.

    "This is your personal suite, visitor! It hasn't been used for some time and I don't get a lot of visitors, so it's yours now!" Diana's mystery hostess informed her that the space stretching before the blonde was hers. Diana had not been expecting such generosity and wondered what price she would have to pay for it, but she would cross that bridge when it came. For now she would accept what she had been given.

    "Thank you." Diana extended her gratitude for the unexpected gift. Emerald turned to face her and spoke.

    "I'll be going now. Have a nice stay!" Emerald bade Diana before turning away and floating back into the waiting elevator. Diana watched the doors close and turned to face her new penthouse suite. She walked over to the black sofa and sat down on it, then reclined and rolled onto her side to face the room. She would tour the space and see what it had to offer after she had gotten some sleep.

    Emerald:

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    Diana Winchester
    Diana Winchester

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    Posts : 1292
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    Experience : 4,659,016

    Character Sheet
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    Post by Diana Winchester 27th November 2023, 10:39 am

    -The penthouse-

    Diana faced the doors as she waited to reach her destination. The trip was a short one of almost a minute and when she reached her stop the doors opened onto the penthouse, where a young woman with long pink hair wearing a white and lavender dress was waiting for her. The young woman noticed Diana and began walking towards her while Diana exited the elevator. It did not take long for them to meet and when they did they stopped a short distance away from each other.

    "Hello, visitor! My name's Juno, the station manager!" The pink-haired young woman introduced herself to Diana, who was not sure if her hostess had a last name or had one but simply chose not to use it. Juno was as tall as Diana and had blue eyes plus an odd gold hair ornament in her hair, but her standout feature was the dress, which looked less futuristic than the blonde had imagined someone living on a space station to wear. She also had a wide smile.

    "I am Diana." Diana introduced herself and withheld her last name as well. The other young woman reached out to hug Diana and wrapped her arms around the blonde's waist. The latter's skin crawled until she was released from the embrace a few seconds later.

    "It's nice to meet you, Diana!" Juno said to the blonde.

    "It is nice to meet you too." Diana offered the obligatory pleasantry to the pink-haired young woman. In truth Diana would have been perfectly fine by herself, but she was not by herself on the station, so she would have to play nice with the station manager.

    "It's been a long time since anyone's visited this place. Would you like a tour of the station?" Juno asked Diana. Curious as to what amenities the place had to offer, Diana decided to accept the offer.

    "Yes, please." Diana replied. Juno clapped her hands together.

    "Great! We'll get started right away! Follow me!" Juno said with audible excitement and walked briskly towards the waiting elevator. Diana followed behind her hostess and was soon standing at her side. The doors closed and the elevator began to descend.

    -On the space station, two minutes later-

    The doors opened and Juno exited the elevator followed by Diana. The pair were now standing in a hallway exactly like the one Diana had arrived in, but this one had a single metallic door on the left side.

    "This is the park level, Diana. Here there's a large park full of grass and trees. It's a nice break from staring out the window at inky darkness all day, but this isn't the only space for recreation here." Juno told Diana where they were. She then guided the blonde towards the door on the left side of the hallway, pausing in front of it while the blonde hurried to catch up. When Diana was finally with her again the pink-haired young woman turned towards the door and placed her hand on a panel to the right of it. The panel flashed green and the door opened upward, revealing a wide green expanse of grass that was reminiscent of grassland at the end of a short tunnel.

    "This way!" Juno exclaimed, walking briskly into the park before Diana could turn to face the door. Diana hurried after her hostess and soon passed through the tunnel before entering the park.

    -Inside the park-

    Juno and Diana now stood at the edge of the park, which was a large space that was not enclosed by any sort of fence because the station walls served that purpose. The area was mostly a large expanse of grass with a few trees dotted here and there. but there was a wall of trees near the back wall to serve as a natural barrier of sorts. They were just thick enough to hide the bare metal wall.

    "Don't you like this place, Diana?" Juno asked the blonde.

    "I like it." Diana answered calmly. She liked it because it did a good job of simulating a natural space. She also liked it because it was not crowded... as far as she knew she and Juno were the only two people on the space station. That was fine with Diana.

    Juno:

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    Diana Winchester
    Diana Winchester

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    Faction : The Luminous Covenant
    Posts : 1292
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    Experience : 4,659,016

    Character Sheet
    First Magic: Silent Reaper
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    Post by Diana Winchester 19th December 2023, 10:57 pm

    Since it was just the blonde and the pink-haired young woman and she did not want to go back to her suite just yet Diana remained in the park with Juno for quite some time. She decided to take a casual stroll along the border of the park while her hostess sat in the grass in the center of the area. The blonde mage could not remember the last time she had taken a walk in the park, but there was a lot about her past that she preferred to forget. Chief among those things was how abusive some of her family members were towards her.

    Her mother Elizabeth was far and away the most abusive of the Winchesters, but her older sister Melody seemed determined to take that title for herself. Diana had lost count of the number of times Melody tied her to a chair and threatened to decapitate her favorite childhood doll with a pair of scissors just to get her to cry or tied her to a chair and left her there just because the older Winchester was bored. When she was not busy tying up her younger sister Melody was busy slapping her or pushing her to the ground because she was in the way or just because she could.

    Diana's older brother Lucius appeared to not want to be left out of the fun because he abused her more than a few times. His favorite method of abuse was to shove or kick his younger sisters down the stairs, a tendency which made it hazardous to be anywhere near him on a flight of stairs. One time Diana recalled passing Lucius to go outside with Lucia and before she knew it there was a sharp pressure to the middle of her back and she was lying on the tile floor below while he laughed at her from above.

    Melody and Lucius were Mother's favorites and as a result were not disciplined at all, even when they harmed anyone right in front of her. Lucia tried her best to keep them in check, but the oldest Winchester child could only do so much when faced with Elizabeth always intervening on behalf of her favorites. As Diana thought about that subject a terrible thought entered her mind, one she should never have thought but could not help but to think anyway.

    Even though they were family she did not miss Melody or Lucius at all.

    They were sadists who had little sense of restraint and no sense of right and wrong. Had they lived to go on and marry someone to start a family there was no telling how much harm they could have done to other people. Diana was initially appalled at herself for feeling as she did, but the more she thought about it the more her sense of disgust dwindled away until she could not feel it any more. Melody and Lucius were dangerous to other people and it was only a matter of time before their actions resulted in them killing someone... if not one of their sisters then it would likely have been someone else.

    Diana moved away from that subject before she gave too much thought to it and sent herself into a downward spiral of negative emotions. She recalled how some of her other family members had treated her and recalled Lucia, Katrina, Gloria, and Jessica treating her well while the others were lukewarm towards her at best. Diana wished that Katrina, Gloria, or Jessica could receive a resurrection like Lucia had, but she was not the one in charge of doling out such an unheard-of gift.

    Then she thought about Lucia.

    Her oldest sister was the one who had cared for her the most. Diana remembered Lucia always being there for her whenever she needed someone to talk to or to care for her after Melody, Lucius, or her mother had hurt her physically, mentally, or both. The oldest Winchester sister was the de facto mother figure of the family because the real mother figure Elizabeth was too busy being drunk to care about anyone besides Melody or Lucius... she always had time and energy to care for her two favorites.

    "Diana? Diana, are you OK?" Juno asked the blonde mage. Diana faced the pink-haired young woman.

    "I am fine, Juno. I just remembered something I have not remembered in some time." Diana replied without giving details. What had happened between her and her family was none of the other person's business and Diana wanted to move on from the subject as quickly as possible. She hoped that Juno would not press the issue.

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    Diana Winchester
    Diana Winchester

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    Faction : The Luminous Covenant
    Posts : 1292
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    Dungeon Tokens : 0
    Experience : 4,659,016

    Character Sheet
    First Magic: Silent Reaper
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    A Space For Reminiscing Empty Re: A Space For Reminiscing

    Post by Diana Winchester 15th January 2024, 2:12 am

    "Oh?" Juno inquired and leaned a bit closer to the blonde to hear the latter.

    "Yes." Diana replied laconically. She really hoped that she would be allowed to let the matter of her family go instead of being forced to talk about it, but it seemed that she would not be permitted to change the subject so easily.

    "Is it something you want to talk about?" The pink-haired young woman asked. Perhaps she had picked up on Diana's laconic reply to the last question and knew that she was sticking her nose where it did not belong.

    "I would rather not talk about it, thanks." Diana tried to shut the conversation down before she had to drop her polite exterior and become somewhat rude. Once she said that Juno took the hint and her smile disappeared.

    "Oh, OK. If you don't want to talk about it then you don't want to talk about it." She summed up exactly how Diana felt. Not deterred for long, the pink-haired young woman soon rebounded and was smiling again. She crossed her arms and looked at Diana.

    "You probably want to leave the park now. Would you like to go back to your penthouse suite for awhile?" Juno asked.

    "Yes, please." Diana requested. Juno turned to face the door on the far side of the park.

    "This way, please!" Juno exclaimed and sprinted for the door, leaving the blonde behind. Diana calmly followed her hostess at a walking pace. She wondered why the other young woman was so animated... maybe it was because her claim that she had not had a visitor in a long time was true. Diana briefly wondered how long it had been since Juno last saw another person before deciding that it was none of her business and continuing to walk towards the park exit.

    -In Diana's suite, one hour later-

    Diana was lying on the black leather couch in the living room and doing her best to stop thinking about her family, but no matter how hard she tried her mind inevitably drifted towards that subject. Right now her mind was on Katrina, the sixth Winchester sister and the only person in the family who needed glasses to see properly thanks to being nearsighted since birth.

    She and Diana were pretty close because they were both among Melody's favorite targets. Whether it was for her "games" involving tying one of them to a chair before subjecting them to verbal abuse, shoving them to the ground, or slapping them in the face so hard they spun around before falling to the floor, their sadistic older sister seemed to single one of them out for her attention. More than once Diana had had to pick Katrina up off of the floor after Melody had taken her glasses away and caused her younger sister to either walk into a wall or trip over a piece of furniture while frantically trying to find her older sister to get her eyeglasses back.

    Diana closed her eyes and saw her older sister in her mind's eye for the first time in years. Katrina had blonde hair that was of a lighter color than Diana's and green eyes that were also lighter than the youngest Winchester sister's but really stood out from the rest of the family thanks to her glasses, which had silver rims. Diana missed the other blonde and wished that she was still alive because Katrina was a cheerful sort who got along with almost anyone except for Mother's Favorites. The bespectacled blonde was a good source of support whenever Lucia was too busy keeping the household running to have time to spare for Diana, which was often because having to care for eight siblings and two parents who often neglected the responsibilities of a parent was a task that absorbed a lot of Lucia's time and energy.

    Since her mind was seemingly stuck on her family Diana did not bother fighting it. Instead she went with the flow and let her mind wander until she thought about Gloria Winchester, the third Winchester sister and another friend of hers.

    Katrina Winchester:

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    Diana Winchester
    Diana Winchester

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    Post by Diana Winchester 20th January 2024, 11:10 am

    Diana thought about her older sister Gloria and how the petite brunette had been a good sister to her.

    Gloria was a petite brunette who easily stood out because she was almost a full foot shorter than the other Winchester sisters and she was the only one who had light brown hair; all of the others had blonde hair. That was something she inherited from their father George, who was the only other brown-haired individual in the family. She also inherited his fondness for alcohol, but unlike him and her mother Gloria knew when to quit drinking before she crossed the line from just tipsy to stumbling around in a drunken stupor. She also did not become angry or abusive when she drank, which was something their mother was incapable of doing.

    Gloria's fondness for alcohol was matched only by her cooking skills. Lucia tried her best to cook for everyone, but she was not nearly as skilled as the brunette, who had a natural ability the oldest Winchester sister lacked. The two frequently worked together to prepare meals for the entire family and the results were always tasty. Even their mother had nothing bad to say about the dishes Gloria made.

    Unfortunately for Gloria her sister Melody seemed to have it out for her and made frequent remarks about her different appearance. Those remarks made fun of the brunette's short stature and hair color, features which made her stand out from the rest of the Winchester sisters, who were otherwise all blondes of average height with the notable exception of Jessica. Because of her appearance and Gloria's sensitivity about it Melody liked to claim that her sister was an orphan who their mother took pity on and adopted, something that seldom failed to make the brunette upset. Of course that only encouraged the sadistic blonde to say hurtful things repeatedly until Gloria cried.

    Diana frowned at the thought of Melody, that spoiled brat who reveled in making everyone miserable. She enjoyed tying Gloria up and making claims about her real parentage to her face until the brunette broke down in tears. When not doing that she also enjoyed occasionally shoving her younger sister into walls or shoving her to the floor. Gloria was a pleasant person who did not deserve that sort of treatment, but Melody was someone who seemed to delight in destroying beautiful things for the sake of it.

    Diana thought about all the times Gloria had cheered her up after the blonde had been abused by Melody and all of the times the brunette had made wonderful meals on short notice with whatever she could find. The blonde mage closed her eyes and thought about questions that she asked herself from time to time.

    Why did Gloria have to die that day?

    Why had she survived when all of her sisters who were kind to her died?

    Diana already knew the answer to that. She had been away from the house on an errand and was not around to drink the poisoned wine that killed the rest of her family. She wished that Katrina, Gloria, Jessica, and Lucia had not died that day because they were all good people who deserved much better than what happened to them. Diana took a quiet breath as she saw her older sister's face in her mind. She saw the petite brunette with a smile on her face like the one she usually had whenever she was not being tormented by Melody or Lucius.

    Diana kept her eyes closed and took another quiet breath as she had a thought that made her aware of the sadness that was beginning to creep up on her.

    Gloria was dead and was never coming back.

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    Post by Diana Winchester 30th January 2024, 11:15 pm

    Diana was still lying on the couch thinking about her family and wishing that she could have done something to save at least a few of her sisters from their fate when Jessica Winchester came to mind.

    Jessica was the second-youngest Winchester sister and was born only two years apart from Diana. As a result of the small age gap and suffering the usual treatment that older siblings doled out to their younger siblings Jessica and Diana were fairly close. Jessica was slightly taller than Gloria, but that was not saying much considering the height difference was a matter of inches. Due to her height the blonde was the target of short jokes just like the brunette, but unlike her older sister Jessica refused to take them lying down. More than once she came to blows with Melody and Lucius over them and more than once she managed to send Mother's Favorites walking away while doubled over with a well-placed punch or two to the stomach.

    Of course Elizabeth reacted with fury when she found out her favorites were hurt and she frequently came down on Jessica like a ton of bricks, but the short blonde did not care. She stood up to her mother with no fear whatsoever, something that Diana wished that she could have done. She had the least to lose considering how she was their mother's least favorite child, but she was too scared to stand up for herself and always wilted when she was called on the carpet for whatever reason. It did not help that her mother almost always felt the need to strike her while delivering a lecture, sometimes repeatedly.

    When she was not having to fend off Mother's Favorites or defend herself against her mother's fury for daring to defend herself against her older siblings Jessica was a cheerful sort who was nothing but kind to Diana. She was always supportive of the youngest sister and always willing to help her through rough spots such as the recovery period from their mother's infamous slaps. Elizabeth's slaps hit so hard that the recipient frequently did a 180-degree turn before hitting the floor and remained dizzy for at least an hour afterward. Diana had received a lot of them for various reasons such as not addressing her mother properly, not greeting her with a smile, or just breathing the wrong way.

    In addition to being the bane of Melody and Lucius Jessica was fond of coffee, though not to the extent Lucia was. Unlike the oldest Winchester sister Jessica was not a morning person and it showed on her face, which was usually fixed in a frown when she first woke up. Fortunately for everyone that state usually lasted until she had a cup of coffee, but once she had it she was instantly cheerful and ready for the day like someone had flipped a switch. In contrast Lucia was bright and happy the moment she woke up even without a cup of her favorite beverage.

    The more she thought about the members of her family who were kind to her the harder it became to contain her sadness. Diana found herself wishing that she could have saved them from death by poisoning so that they stood a better chance of living long, happy, and fulfilling lives. Maybe somewhere down the road they could have found love, started families of their own, and perhaps even had children. If all of that happened the youngest Winchester sister would have been one day referred to as "Aunt Diana" by nephews and nieces.

    Unless Lucia got married and had children that was never going to happen.

    Diana closed her eyes.

    She did not plan on having children herself because she was not really looking for a significant other nor was she willing to give up her independence just yet. Another factor against settling down was the belief that after all of the unsavory acts she had done in the past she did not deserve that kind of happiness. The youngest Winchester sister would leave that to Lucia... if anyone deserved a chance to have a happy life it was the one who had set aside her wants and needs for the sake of her younger siblings, even Lucius and Melody.

    Diana's thoughts turned to Lucia, the oldest of the Winchester children and a miracle worker who held the family together through tireless effort and force of will.

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    Post by Diana Winchester 7th February 2024, 11:41 am

    Lucia held a special place in Diana's heart because the oldest Winchester sibling was by far the kindest to her. Lucia was kinder to her than her own mother Elizabeth, who seemed to hate her simply for existing. Diana knew that her mother often wished that the former had been born a boy instead of a girl... that was not a fabrication of Melody's but a harsh truth straight from Elizabeth's mouth. Lucius and Melody picked up on the disdain for their youngest sister and ran with it, getting away with all manner of physical abuse that would not have been tolerated had someone punched, kicked, or shoved them around like they did Diana.

    Diana recalled how her older sister always seemed to arrive right when she was needed the most and how Lucia had cared for her when Katrina, Gloria, or Jessica were too busy to do so. Lucia always had a kind word, a hug, or some way to cheer Diana up after Melody or Lucius did their best to grind her into the dirt. The older blonde was popular with all of the other Winchester siblings precisely because she always knew how to lift them up whether the cause of their troubles was Melody and Lucius terrorizing them, Elizabeth in the middle of a drunken fury aimed at anyone within reach, or just the ordinary troubles of life. It was safe to say that Lucia was a better mother than their actual mother.

    The oldest Winchester sibling was the one who had introduced her to the piano and to coffee, two things that Diana had varying degrees of fondness for. She sort of liked the piano because of memories of Lucia playing it for her and teaching her how to play it, but coffee was a mainstay in the green-eyed blonde's life because drinking it gave her comfort whenever the going got rough or she just needed to take a step back and plan her next move. Thinking about her older sister was starting to take its toll on her because Diana was starting to feel overwhelmed to the point she could no longer keep up a facade of polite but distant behavior.

    Diana felt a surge of emotion and the sensation felt like a punch to the head; it was so strong that she was unable to lie on the couch any longer. The blonde mage stood up and wandered over to her closed window, then stood in front of it and stared at the shutter. It did not matter that she could not see out of it... she just wanted to do something other than lie around and think. She had to do something else or she might give in to the sadness she was feeling.

    Once again Diana found herself wishing that she could have somehow saved her family from what had happened to them, especially Lucia. The other blonde deserved to live a lot more than Diana did, whose hands were too stained with blood for her to deserve a happy life. The green-eyed blonde closed her eyes and had another thought about the fate of her family.

    Maybe Lucia should have been the one out of the house at the time of the fateful banquet.

    Maybe Diana should have been the one to drink the poisoned wine in Lucia's place.

    Maybe the world would have been better off if the oldest Winchester sibling had been the one to survive that night.

    Diana opened her eyes again when she realized that her "what-if" thinking was just that, an exercise in seeing how many "what-ifs" that led to her older sister's survival she could come up with. The fateful banquet had been over four years ago and none of her thoughts or wishes were going to alter the past. She and Lucia were the last surviving members of the Winchester family and that was unlikely to change.

    The blonde turned to face the coffee table upon which she had placed the Infinite Improbability Chronometer. She was tempted to use it to return to Fiore and visit Capital Coffee in Capital Crocus so that she could get some coffee for solace or go to Capital Crocus Mall for some window shopping. She was aware that doing that was running away from her problems instead of facing them and finally gaining closure, but Diana would just have to run because she had no idea how to face all the emotions she was feeling right now.

    Deciding to get the device and prepare for a return to Fiore, Diana began to walk towards the coffee table to pick the IIC. She reached it and bent down to grab it with her right hand when she paused and drew her hand back because she was starting to have second thoughts. Unsure as to what to do, Diana just turned and walked away from the coffee table, then reclined on the couch again to try and calm down and think about whether she should use the IIC to return home or stay and actually face what she was feeling.

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