Warm up sketch/pose thingy that went rogue thanks to an rp with *Crimson-Agony
of a fight between Jo and Nemesis. (From *Amadalia
Prologue, Nemesis has the ability to assess people's fears... and Jo is infertile, which is pretty much her biggest sore spot/regret/the only thing she is really ashamed of.
(Also sorry about angsting up BH Ama XD) Jo's condition follows her through every AU (and original story)
Anyway doing this made me sad haha, and realize I got really good at compartmentalization wooo
also have a quick shitty story! : D (ps yes Jo is a dork k)
~~~After a full minute of lame insults, Jo finally rolled her eyes and turned her back on the long haired boy.
"Whatever, Nem... Come back when you have something interesting to say, I need to study" She snorted and started walking off, but Insei... Or Nemesis, as he liked to be known, sneered at her back, his eyes flashing cruelly.
"What are you studying?" He called after her, before following behind slowly. "... A way to fix your body?"
Jo flinched, but assumed the comment was about her arm and shrugged it off. "You're not going to rile me up to fight, so do us both a favor and fuck off..."
Nemesis stopped and crossed his arms over his exposed chest. "Fine, don't fight me... Not like you could produce anything useful anyway..."
The comment stopped Jo, and she looked over her shoulder at him with a scowl.
"What did you just say to me?"
Nemesis's grin widened. "Oh? Something wrong?" Jo hesitated before shaking her head and turning away again.
"Whatever weirdo... I'm out."
He cackled, and his next words stopped her dead. "Walk away and I'll tell them... your friends I mean."
Jo didn't turn around, but her fist clenched tightly. "...Tell them what, exactly?"
"Oh come on now... There's only one thing you won't tell them." Jo flinched, and fought the urge to turn.
There was no way Nemesis, of all people, could know that...No one knew, at least on the island. She shook her head and pushed herself to walk forward. "You're full of shit."
He followed her, an even crueler look crossing his face. "Full of shit huh? So you won't care if I go and tell them what a useless human you are?" He chuckled. "Or are you even a human? You're a one armed, scarred up freak. You can't even bear children..."
Jo's posture went rigid, but she willed herself to ignore him.
"In fact, you're pretty useless aren't you? Can't reproduce, your body is fucked beyond repair... face it, you've got nothing to offer anyone." He smirked as she finally snapped and rounded on him.
Jo felt herself coming unhinged, fur sprouting along her limbs and the sides of her face, but at least during a shift she wouldn't be able to cry... she would die of embarrassment.
Fangs sprouted from her jaw as she screamed at Nemesis: "What the actual fuck is your problem?? What do you fucking want from me!?" She let herself shift further, anything to prevent the tears from spilling over.
Nemesis simply sneered at her, arms still crossed. "You know what I want freak. A fight, so I can beat you down and show everyone I'm the best!" He growled out the last few words, and Jo's shift was halted midway as she stared at him with a mixture of incredulousness and utter sadness.
"Are... Are you fucking kidding me? A fucking fight!!" She snarled. "You... I..." Jo was too angry to form a complete sentence, and after sputtering she finally just clenched her fist and spat, "You'll get nothing from me..."
As she turned and stalked away, Nemesis smirked.
"I already did, you self-righteous bitch..."
Jo held on until she knew he was out of sight, then burst into a full sprint until she reached her room, slamming the door shut behind her and sinking against the wall, angrily clutching her stomach... her useless, barren stomach. Now that no one was around to see, she let the tears fall freely, dropping her head against the wall.
She couldn't believe he knew... or how he found out. But now that he did, she was going to have to learn how to ignore it, the useless feeling. She had to know she wasn't useless... she wasn't, right? It was a thought she could normally forget, until that asshole had brought it up so brutally... and no she couldn't get it out of her head.
"Useless... useless... I can't even fucking follow biology..." Jo swallowed and squeezed her eyes shut, trying and failing to get rid of that thought. She was being pathetic! But...
"Goddamn he's fucking right... Everyone would fucking hate me if they knew..." She mumbled to herself, closing her eyes.
She had to learn to get rid of, or at least ignore, that thoght... But obviously today was not that day.