Alabaster — 29 of 123

John Cater, Rob Dubbin, Eric Eve, Elizabeth Heller, Jayzee, Kazuki Mishima, Sarah Morayati, Mark Musante, Emily Short, Adam Thornton, and Ziv Wities

Release 1

Chapter 2 - Beats

To say beat:

if the mood of Snow White is:

-- menacing:

say "[one of]You wait, heart pounding[or]Very little time passes[or]Something rustles in the shrubbery[or][random lampstate][or][random temperature][or][random urgency][or][random sound][or]A bat flits into the lamplight and just as quickly out of it[or]Something — almost certainly a rat — runs over your boot and is gone[as decreasingly likely outcomes].[run paragraph on]";

-- aggressive:

say "[one of]You edge a little further away from her[or][random lampstate][or][random temperature][or][random urgency][or]You wait several paces away from her[or][random sound][as decreasingly likely outcomes].[run paragraph on]";

-- furious:

say "[one of]You edge a little further away from her[or]You wait, out of reach[or][random sound][or][for eye-gest]She glares at you[or breath-gest]She huffs and mutters something under her breath[or walk-gest]She paces around, kicking at the roots underfoot[end for][as decreasingly likely outcomes].[run paragraph on]";

-- whiny:

say "[one of]You are still[or][random lampstate][or][random temperature][or][for eye-gest]She looks at you reproachfully, obviously blaming you for keeping her in this dreadful place[or walk-gest]She stumbles on something — in the lamplight it looks like the corpse of a squirrel — but she immediately kicks it away[or breath-gest]She sighs [one of]gustily[or]heavily[or]loudly[or]pointedly[purely at random][end for][as decreasingly likely outcomes].[run paragraph on]";

-- needy:

say "[one of]You wait[or][random lampstate][or][random sound][or]She shivers[or]Her teeth chatter[if a random chance of one in three succeeds] audibly[end if][or]She bends as though she is going to try to curl up on the ground for warmth; then she apparently thinks better of that, and stands up again[as decreasingly likely outcomes].[run paragraph on]";

-- warm:

say "[one of]You wait in companionable silence[or]The lamplight dances over her features[or]Her hair falls across her face, and she tosses it back again[or]Neither of you speaks for a little while[or]Half-intentionally, you draw nearer to her[as decreasingly likely outcomes].[run paragraph on]";

-- harmless:

say "[one of]Both of you are silent[or]There is a pause[or][random sound][or][random temperature][or]She hums a snatch of a dwarven tune under her breath[or]She squints up through the branches as though looking for stars; but of course none are visible[as decreasingly likely outcomes].[run paragraph on]";

-- weird:

say "[one of]You pace a small circle[or][random lampstate][or][random temperature][or][random urgency][or]Even when you don't look at her, you are conscious of her watching you[as decreasingly likely outcomes].[run paragraph on]";