"I wish I knew what it was like...
to find a place where I belong."
The scents permeating through the air were a mixture of cotton candy, peanuts, beer and sweat. All of which were just fine on their own, but together, it was almost nauseous. Underneath the large big top, the circus known as Requiem had set up camp, intent on giving a good time to those that were curious enough to venture forward. Wild animals roared and banged on the steel cages they were kept within, clowns practiced their deceitful tricks amongst the other performers and contortionists bent their bodies in abnormal directions for an applause.
All of these things had been among what Trinity had gotten rather used to during his time here, often waking up early in the morning to. From the first iconic moment that he had come across what was called the Circus, he had been taken under its strange spell. People seemed happy here, happy to entertain and bring a smile to countless faces while they performed tricks that were often considered dangerous or downright stupid. Trinity had always had a knack for being an enigma here; someone that caught attention more than he was often comfortable with.
Quiet and withdrawn, despite having the ability to show a charismatic nature, the Hybrid had a hard time figuring out how to handle other people. It was a little unnerving to have someone in his face if only for the fact that he didn't know whether to throw a harsh punch or allow a kiss to happen. He did well to appear as though he had a damn clue what was going on around him, but on the inside, his brain was a jumbled mess of wires, many of which were already short-circuited.
Soaring through the air on a motorbike or chancing killing himself or someone else in the Globe of Death had become the one thing he was familiar with. There was nothing overly complicated about operating a vehicle, let alone a smaller bike, and once he had gotten the hang of it, he had risen to new heights. Requiem had wanted to keep him for a slew of their own reasons: he was handsome, charismatic, skilled and fearless. Four traits that they looked for in new recruits.
He wasn't new anymore and as he walked along the perimeter that led him to his bike, he took the scene in the way that he always did. Flaring his nostrils out, he breathed in the many odd and mixed scents of the gathered people already cheering for the act that was presently on stage: the lion-tamer. Next, the sounds of angry, agitated roaring hit his overly sensitive ears as he walked along, shrugging on the red leather jacket that was signature of the style he had adopted.
Black gloves were slipped on after that as another wave of the crowds cheering caused a shiver to run up along his spine. They always did love to be entertained and vaguely, he could understand. From what he observed, people enjoyed danger. Swinging a leg on over the waiting motorbike, he dropped himself down onto the leather seat, taking the hard-shelled helmet that he knew he always had to wear. People died doing what he did, or they often broken fragile bones that ended with them being paralyzed for life.
While he was far more durable than most, he'd hit the ground a number of times and had experienced pain that had often gotten a negative reaction from the crowd. That was years ago, when he was still new. Listening to the sound of the bellowing showman announcing the next act over the hand-held speaker, Trinity lifted a gloved hand and gave a thumbs up. Revving the engine of his bike, he rolled forward as he followed the other riders towards the area that was decorated in large, high ramps, bunched up cars and fire-rings.
The circus always did have the 'go big or go home' theory. Kicking the bike into high gear, he raced towards the first big ramp, increasing his speed as the distance became shorter until he was gliding through the air. Tipping his body weight back, he edged the bike into a backflip, illuminated by the ring of fire in the middle of the stage. And like all other evenings, that's how this one began.
Starters are always rocky for me, so hopefully this works, rofl. Feel free to fast forward wherever you see fit in your post and if you need any clarification, just hit me up :)