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SeaTurtle
A tall, thin man entered the bar.
Wed Mar 25, 2015 19:56
70.26.31.52

He nervously scanned his suspiciously silent surroundings. Rudi's was normally a little more animated than this, right? He took a hesitant step forward. Nothing happened, so he took another step towards the bar. Out of the corner of his eye, he noticed a lady staring off into space over at a table at the back of the room. She wasn't moving. Gaspard nervously fiddled with his bowtie. Should he do something? This could be someone who had suffered a very silent heart attack or something. Alternatively, it could be a very tired and irritated agent who had managed to get away from her overbearing partner and was enjoying her free time by spending it in a mini-coma at Rudi's.

Gaspard looked at the bar, then at the lady again. He was hungry and thirsty... and besides, leaving her alone wouldn't do any harm. Right?

He sighed and very carefully approached the figure, watching it for movements. Best-case scenario: this was actually a mini-coma and he would've helped. Worst-case scenario: he'd get yelled at. Bah. Worth the risk, he thought. The Spy stopped when he was about three metres away from the lady's table. "Er... excuse me." He waved a hand, trying to get her attention. "Madame? Are you all right? Can I help you?" he asked softly.

  • The bar had been empty for a while now.Scapegrace, Wed Mar 25 12:20
    The only thing left in the place was the gentle hum of fridges with slightly dodgy wiring and the occasional flap of paper turning over. Why paper? Well, that was rather the fault of the woman in the ... more
    • A tall, thin man entered the bar. — SeaTurtle, Wed Mar 25 19:56
      • Rina noticed the Notary in the corner and immediately turned to leave, but Zeb grabbed her sleeve with his teeth. "What's the matter?" he said, once she'd stopped trying to leave. "Come on, Mr.... more
        • "I loved a maid as red as autumn..."Voyd, Wed Mar 25 20:53
          " ...with sunset in her hair~ " Valon was singing softly to himself in the corner, while Kala dozed next to him. He stopped when he saw Rina walk in. Valon's trademark enormous grin appeared on his... more
          • "Uh... fine, thanks," she said nervously. "Do I know you?"
            • "Probably not."Voyd, Wed Mar 25 21:05
              "But I helped clean up what was left of Rose's world. My name's Valon Vance, Department of Floaters. The gigantic cranky sleepyhead next to me is Kala Jeng. Don't wake her up; this is the first time... more
              • "Oh, um, they're okay, I guess?"Iximaz, Wed Mar 25 21:38
                Zeb peered at the man who was somehow taller, paler, and bonier than Rina. "You answered the call for Rose? I can't say how grateful I am; there was no way we could have finished the job on our own."
                • "Don't mention it."Voyd, Wed Mar 25 22:02
                  "I got to play Surgeon Simulator on a Luna replacement. It ain't torture if they can't feel it." His grin changed to a slightly more crazed one. "Brutal murder achieved in... ah, who cares. The point ... more
                  • The Guardsman dragged himself towards the bar.SeaTurtle, Wed Mar 25 22:33
                    This had been an awfully long day. He'd been pummelled, shot at, burnt, defenestrated, thrown, and spat on by no less than four different Suvians that had fallen into HQ during his shift. Medical... more
                    • ((Uh...))Voyd, Wed Mar 25 22:42
                      ((Valon's kinda too paralyzed to respond right now. He knows he said something insane, and he was desperate to defuse the situation. Kala just doesn't like being woken up.)) ((Also, basically, I have ... more
                      • ((That's...))SeaTurtle, Wed Mar 25 22:50
                        ((...not really OK, IMO. I mean, if it was a DMSE&R team of surgeons performing a post-mortem on a Sue, I'd understand but we're talking about an agent with a knife and no intention to make the death ... more
                  • Zeb felt his stomach flipIximaz, Wed Mar 25 22:12
                    and Rina blanched, one hand going to her own stomach. "R-right," Rina said shakily, trying to calm her racing hearts. "Well, it was nice meeting you, Valon." She glanced at Zeb and William, mouthing, ... more
                    • Valon frowned.Voyd, Wed Mar 25 22:22
                      "Oh... dear, I've gone and said something crazy haven't I?" Ignoring his own advice, he clapped Kala on the shoulder. "Oi, wake up and defuse the situation." Kala didn't seem to be in the mood to... more
                      • Even as Zeb left, Rina was sweating.Iximaz, Wed Mar 25 22:29
                        "Um, Lust Objects?" she said quickly. "Yeah, sooner or later he'll get a mission involving one. My very first one involved the Sue going after my primary LO. It wasn't pretty." ((So awkward RPing... more
                        • Kala sat up and stretched.Voyd, Wed Mar 25 22:37
                          "Ouch. Thankfully, nobody's touching Kimihito Kurusu. Though Valon says that in Monster Musume badfic, he tends to get swapped with someone else. Apparently, one of the replacements for the main man... more
                          • "That sounds... lovely."Iximaz, Wed Mar 25 22:44
                            At least she wasn't talking about disembowelment, Rina thought. She glanced at Zeb, who seemed to be occupied with chatting up the other three agents, then cast another frightened look at the Notary. ... more
                            • "Sure, go ahead."Voyd, Wed Mar 25 22:46
                              "I do apologize for Valon's comment. He's not normally >that insane. Usually, I'm the needlessly violent one."
                              • "Sounds a bit like me, actually,"Iximaz, Wed Mar 25 22:50
                                Rina said as she quickly slid into her seat. "I think my tendency to burn down every uncanon location we see scares my partner just a little bit." She paused. "Before you ask, no, I'm DMS, not DOGA."
                                • "Heh."Voyd, Wed Mar 25 22:54
                                  "Valon likes fire, but only because it looks pretty to him. He's the kind of guy that finds beauty in everything. Apparently, this includes the mini in our RC that looks like a gorilla with skin... more
                                  • Rina nodded and glanced at the newcomer.Iximaz, Wed Mar 25 23:01
                                    Something about him smelled different, but she couldn't place— She glanced over her shoulder at the Notary and took a sniff, just to be sure. Yep, same scent. So that's what they'd meant about... more
                                    • "We have three minis."Voyd, Wed Mar 25 23:08
                                      "One of them is actually from my home continuum, Monster Musume. She's a tiny slime, and she's really affectionate. We also have a mini-Brawler from Prototype, that being the cancerous gorilla I... more
                                      • "Really."SeaTurtle, Wed Mar 25 23:34
                                        The Guardsman didn't look impressed. He crossed his arms, drumming his fingers on his bicep. "From the top, if you please. Explain to me why vivisection is an appropriate method of execu--" That girl ... more
                                        • "N-no, it's not a disguise," she stammered. "I mean, it was, and then it wasn't. I mean—" She took a deep breath and rubbed her eyes. Retelling the story never got any easier, it seemed. "Long story... more
                                          • The Guardsman cocked his head. SeaTurtle, Thu Mar 26 00:01
                                            Even if she wasn't a Gallifreyan native, her case certainly was interesting. He'd been told about agents pulling off stunts like these but he never thought he'd meet one in the flesh. "What, do you... more
                                            • The Notary jerked awake.Scapegrace, Thu Mar 26 06:29
                                              "Hm? Wha?" People. There were people . Well, allegedly. She wasn't on her own any more, she wasn't- That thought got clamped down on as hard as she could. Over there was the Guardsman, she could tell ... more
                                            • "Emiranlanoamar?"Iximaz, Thu Mar 26 00:18
                                              Rina's relief was so visible it was almost embarrassing. "Oh, thank goodness, Desdendelle told me about you, but things kept coming up and I've been so busy with refiling paperwork I haven't had the... more
                                              • A Mage and a Drone enter the bar.Desdendelle, Thu Mar 26 03:02
                                                “So I used the Stu’s laser rifle against him — it is amusing how many of them think CREWs are the best weapon there is — and simply reflected the shots back with a field. He never knew what hit him.” ... more
                                                • Rina shrugged and nodded. "Um, sure, I guess..." She scooted over to make room, wondering why these people wanted to sit at this table when there were so many empty ones in the bar. "Do you guys know ... more
                                                  • The Guardsman scooted out of the way...SeaTurtle, Thu Mar 26 09:45
                                                    ...to let the Mage and the Drone sit at the table. "Nah, never met these guys. Go on and sit; I'm fine with standing," said the former soldier, eyeing Kala. He turned back to Rina. "Pleased to meet... more
                                                    • "..."Scapegrace, Thu Mar 26 10:01
                                                      The Notary reached into the pocket of her robe and, after dumping several apples, a pink sock with eyes and a peculiar wig, and a glittery meat skewer on the floor next to her, ascertained that her... more
                                                      • ...and stalked over as best she could (her current regeneration didn't really do stalking very well. It was something she missed, and refused to admit out loud that she couldn't do). She had... more
                                                        • "And what fresh joy is this?"Scapegrace, Thu Mar 26 12:23
                                                          "Make it quick, Reader, whatever your conundrum is; I have an appointment with the local firewater for which I have no intention of being late. I'm probably going to regret not having prepared some... more
                                                          • "You're not going anywhere," said the Guardsman.SeaTurtle, Thu Mar 26 12:48
                                                            He had released the Notary and was busy scanning her body with his laser screwdriver. "You just suffered what might be a traumatic head injury and moving might make it worse. Now sit still while I... more
                                                            • She turned away from the Notary momentarily, and shook the Guardsman's hand. "I'm the Reader. DIC. It's a pleasure." Remembering the Notary, her scowl returned. "Notary, I just got back from two... more
                                                              • ((Sorry for disappearing...))Desdendelle, Fri Mar 27 12:30
                                                                ((Internet went kablooey a while ago, using a backup connection.)) The Mage and the Drone ignored the Notary. Pointedly, some may say. “No, we have not met. I am Navare and this is my partner Amris.” ... more
                                                              • ((... For real?))Scapegrace, Thu Mar 26 18:50
                                                                ((I mean, she's a blast to write for, especially now that she has a proper backstory (which is getting explored in my next mission, Coming Soon, hype hype), but people missing her? And, um, missing... more
                                                                • ((Also...))DawnFire, Thu Mar 26 22:46
                                                                  ((I kind of assumed that the Reader was just glaring and tapping her foot and getting soundly ignored by the Notary. That is, uh, the rp moved forward, so I'm going with that being what the Reader... more
                                                                • ((Yup! I'm serious.))DawnFire, Thu Mar 26 22:13
                                                                  ((I was on the Board when she was first created, and have watched what bits of her backstory exist so far come to light. My agents wouldn't miss her, but I did! Didn't realize until she started... more
                                                            • "It's so sweet that you care."Scapegrace, Thu Mar 26 13:34
                                                              "However, I am obviously fine. It will take more than moderate head trauma to keep me from any duties; the new one has met my associate, she'll be able to tell you about what goes on in my RC." The... more
                                                              • "Yeah, yeah."SeaTurtle, Thu Mar 26 14:53
                                                                The Guardsman looked away from the Reader to check his screwdriver's interface. "Mmh. Nothing but bruises. You're lucky," he said as he pocketed his tool and stood up. "Most people would've had... more
                                                    • "Uh, well..."Iximaz, Thu Mar 26 09:56
                                                      Rina scratched her ear, looking sheepish. "I'm still trying to get used to both. To be honest, the time-sense thing is more than a little distracti-" The Notary walked past at that point, and Rina... more
                                                      • Valon returned to the bar.Voyd, Thu Mar 26 11:46
                                                        He was sporting a big black eye, he was carrying a small, cheerful-looking blob, and he looked horribly confused. "Uh... can anyone tell me why I left the bar? And why my left eye hurts? And why I... more
                                      • Rina gave Valon a frightened glanceIximaz, Wed Mar 25 23:17
                                        and decided to keep talking to Kala. "Tribbles are these little fluffy creatures from Star Trek , about yea big—" She motioned with her hands. "—and they eat everything in sight. 50% of their... more
                                        • "Hm, never really got into Star Trek, that was always more my dad's thing." Before he said anything else, Kala shot him a glare, and Valon remembered why he'd been stung. "... ah. Right. I'm going to ... more
                                          • "It wasn't his fault he freaked me out."Iximaz, Wed Mar 25 23:31
                                            "Well, I mean, it kind of was, but he couldn't have known about it..." Rina swallowed. "I'm just... just a bit twitchy about disembowelment..." She realized her leg was jittering and forced it to... more
                                            • Kala's eyes widened.Voyd, Wed Mar 25 23:40
                                              "Oh God... I didn't read the report... I didn't know that's what happened to you. Seriously, stop by RC 211 sometime. Valon doesn't get out much, and he needs people to talk to besides me. That, and... more
                                              • "I-I'll think about it."Iximaz, Thu Mar 26 00:01
                                                "As long as he promises to never bring that up again." She couldn't suppress a shudder.
                • "Man, I am dead tired," Sarah grumbled...SkarmorySilver, Wed Mar 25 21:58
                  ...as she and her partners entered the bar and made for the first empty table they saw. Amusingly, it happened to be the one right next to where Rina, Zeb, and Valon were talking. Sarah and Lapis... more
                  • ((Is this RP canon, then?))Iximaz, Wed Mar 25 22:17
                    ((Because the Purim one wasn't for my agents. Zeb wasn't in HQ before April.))
                    • ((Hmm,,, This might be problem...))Edhelistar, Wed Mar 25 22:44
                      ((Considering that Solvig meeting Zeb is canon for me, and is the reason of why she has Pokémon listed as a fandom. Gods, I need a retcon!))
                      • ((Nothing says she can't meet him here.))Iximaz, Wed Mar 25 23:07
                        ((Plus she'd have Sarah to exchange superhero stories with!))
                        • ((Should I, or should I not....?)Edhelistar, Thu Mar 26 23:20
                          ((I want another character to meet Zeb [a 1'04" tall character], and I have been holding it back for when it's a better narrative point for it to appear, but since the other RPer seems to have... more
                        • ((I decided to take the DCU route...))Edhelistar, Wed Mar 25 23:39
                          ((...you know heavy timey wimey mindscrewy stuff, that not even the writers can make sense of. In other words, she met him, but at the same time not. Is better not to think too much about it.)
                    • (I believe so.)SkarmorySilver, Wed Mar 25 22:19
                      (Though I'll have to edit out the line where Cupid recognizes Zeb and wants to pet him again. Just forget I typed it. ^^;)
                      • ((Haha, okay.))Iximaz, Wed Mar 25 22:22
                        Zeb glaned at Rina and William, then at the other three agents. "I'm sorry, do I know you?" he asked, padding over. ((Oh Zeb. You so naive.))
                        • "Maybe not," said Sarah, "but your partner might..."SkarmorySilver, Wed Mar 25 22:34
                          "Well, by proxy, anyway. I have a Skarmory for a brother, and he once said he knew yours. Rina Dives, I think? Must've told her about me, that good ol' tin turkey." The Super chuckled, sitting a... more
                          • ((Oh whatever! I'll give a try!))Edhelistar, Wed Mar 25 23:31
                            The door to Rudi's opens and two girls, one an auburn-haired and blue-eyed caucasian, and the other an asian with blue eyes and blonde-dyed hair tied in a long braid; enter the bar. "So, this is... more
                            • "Solvig! Nice to see you again!"SkarmorySilver, Thu Mar 26 01:59
                              Having left her partners to talk with the Luxray, the Super agent rushed over and tackle-glomped her new friend. "How's life? Have you been assigned yet? Where's your RC?" Then she noticed Shui-Hua... more
                              • "Ack... happy... to see you... too," said gasping the redhead/brunette, "no powers... need to breathe... Ow... may have... cracked rib..." Shui-Hua (who was watching this with a sadistic glee) pushed ... more
                                • "Whoops! Sorry!" Sarah laughed.SkarmorySilver, Fri Mar 27 12:38
                                  She disengaged from Solvig and gingerly shook Shui-Hua's hand, taking care not to break it this time. "Wait, no powers?" she asked to Solvig. "What happened? Did someone give you some kind of... more
                                  • Solvig made a "Wait" signal...Edhelistar, Fri Mar 27 14:38
                                    ...while she coughed and tried to regain her breath. Shui-Hua meanwhile shook Sarah's hand and said, "I take it that you must be Sarah, Solvig has spoken a lot about you," she smiled, "Solvig has a... more
                          • The Luxray gave Lapis a grateful nod.Iximaz, Wed Mar 25 22:39
                            Then he paused. "You... heard what happened?" he said. "I just want to make something clear, Rina did not destroy Gryffindor tower." Mentally, he was wondering how Alex had found out since Rina was... more
                            • "Actually..."SkarmorySilver, Wed Mar 25 23:32
                              "...we didn't find out until after we finished our first mission," said Lapis. "Someone slipped a copy of the Multiverse Monitor under the crack of the door in our RC. I was the first to read it,... more
                              • "Well, maybe not total bull..."Iximaz, Wed Mar 25 23:38
                                Zeb was blushing, not that anyone could tell under his fur. "Really just the 'destroyed tower' bit. And the 'foolhardy' bit, that was just insulting."
                                • "Wait, foolhardy?!"SkarmorySilver, Wed Mar 25 23:53
                                  "From what Adam told me, Rina seems like a competent agent!" Sarah exclaimed. "Why would they call you and her 'foolhardy' for taking on a legendary badfic?!" "They weren't the ones who decided to do ... more
                                  • "Tried to make my partner look bad," Zeb said. "And she knows Harry Potter better than anyone I've ever met." He paused. "Not that I've met very many people, but still."
                                    • "You are one lucky Luxray, you know that?"SkarmorySilver, Thu Mar 26 01:57
                                      "My only experience with that continuum so far is that one HP/Pokemon crossover on my second training mission, co-starring Des, the Librarian, and that goddamn cat," Sarah muttered. "Rashida?" asked... more
                                      • "Only three others."Iximaz, Thu Mar 26 07:07
                                        "One was into Percy Jackson , but the other two were Harry Potter . I've only been in HQ for a little less than a month."
                                        • "Really? So have I!" said Cupid.SkarmorySilver, Fri Mar 27 12:36
                                          "We've only been on two missions," he added. "The Super Smash Bros/Criminal Minds one we mentioned earlier and one into the Godzilla fandom..." "We are never speaking of that ever again," Lapis... more
                                          • "It was... interesting."Iximaz, Fri Mar 27 19:06
                                            "The only non-replaced characters we got to meet were Grover and Clarisse, sorry. It involved some OC son of Chaos who was a... what was the word, porn star? He took off almost all of his clothes to... more
                                            • A female Pikachu with a pink ribbon bow...Edhelistar, Sat Mar 28 11:30
                                              ... with a Light Ball embroidered in it, arrives and waves at Zeb, "Piikaa! Kachu chu pika-pi pi-kaaa-chu! Chuuu chu, pikachu ka pika-pi pikachu piikaa pika-pika pipi ka!" [Translation: Hello!... more
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