02-26-2012, 11:21 PM
Lorelei stepped neatly backwards, her fine features forming a small scowl, as a heavy, metallic looking creature clanked past them at a dangerously fast speed for something so seemingly large and clumsily put together. Although not in danger of being knocked down by it, whatever it was, she hardly wanted to be close to it, not with the ridiculous amount of putrid smoke it appeared to be producing. Slim, and pale skinned in her human form, with a long, thick mane of red hair, it wasn't until one looked closer that they managed to pick out Lorelei's more unusual, or rather, unnerving features. The small green and silver scales that dotted her upper arms and legs, for instance, an easy giveaway in regards to her usual, and much more comfortable, mermaid form.
"How awful," she remarked indignantly, flicking her hair over her shoulder before crossing her arms in a show of disgust. "And all of that smoke and noise! Completely lacking in any sort of public grace or etiquette." Unfortunately, although capable of being absolutely charming, Lorelei possessed the unique ability to pull of the vain, bossy, judgmental and stubborn brat to utter perfection. And more often than not she indulged in putting this particular ability to good use. This wasn't to say that she was utterly and completely consumed by her looks, but following in the general tradition of most mermaids, she tended to take a particular sort of fierce pride in her appearance, as well as in the appearance of her surroundings. However, once one pushed past this somewhat superficial layer, she wasn't entirely unpleasant to be around, just a little difficult.
"I completely agree," she said, turning away from the road so she didn't have to face any more of horrendous creatures, a look of distaste on her face. "This is obviously the wrong place," she raised her voice in order to be heard over the roar of the engines. "In fact, I absolutely refuse to believe this is right. It must be a mistake." It was fair to say that she was thoroughly disappointed, because common sense was telling her that yes, they were in the right place, and it wasn't at all what she had expected. It had been curiosity, excitement and the prospect of something new that had caused her to volunteer for this, but it had also been because she had filled her thoughts with prospects of beauty and peace, not an industrial world full of concrete and noise.