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Iximaz
Rina nodded and glanced at the newcomer.
Wed Mar 25, 2015 23:01
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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 smelling like time; the new guy was a Time Lord. Hopefully a nice one.

Looking back at Kala, she grinned. "We have a mini-Aragog named Mcgonagoll, a Hedwig replacement named Dogwig— she barks— and we recently got a wated. Uh, misspelled wallet with fangs. Looks a bit like a tribble, eats paper. Name's Bill."

  • "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
      • "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
                                  • "That's Lola," Rina said without thinking.Iximaz, Thu Mar 26 15:01
                                    She clapped her hands over her mouth, but it was too late.
                                    • "Lola?"SeaTurtle, Thu Mar 26 15:10
                                      "You mean she had a companion at some point? Unbelievable." The Guardsman absentmindedly rubbed the back of his head. "Wait a second. How much do you know about her?" he asked Rina.
                                      • "Uhhh..."Iximaz, Thu Mar 26 15:24
                                        Rina swallowed, not at all pleased to be so close to the Notary. "I'm not really sure... I mean, it was all jumbled images that I got when I..." she mumbled something that sounded like "Headbutted... more
                                        • The Guardian facepalmed. SeaTurtle, Thu Mar 26 15:32
                                          "Look, touch telepathy is something that should only be done if you know what you're doing. It can backfire on you if you're not prepared. Promise me you're not going to do that again, OK? Right."... more
                                          • The Notary was indeed doing just that.Scapegrace, Thu Mar 26 18:45
                                            Mostly she was fuming in outraged amazement that someone knew and had seen and knew and knew and knew - She shot to her feet with a noise like a collapsible tent unfolding and turned the kind of... more
                                            • Kala, who had previously said nothing...Voyd, Thu Mar 26 20:26
                                              ...now shot a glare at the Notary. "And here I thought I had anger management issues." She stood up angrily; while not very tall, Kala was still a very large menace toward anyone she was angry at. "I ... more
                                              • "Yes, thank you for your input."Scapegrace, Thu Mar 26 20:32
                                                "I'm sure we're all very grateful, and I'm equally sure you have somewhere to scuttle off to. Have you considered a bath? No, clearly not. I mean, how would you get out?"
                                                • *snap*Voyd, Thu Mar 26 20:37
                                                  That was all it took. Kala threw herself screeching at the Notary. Seven feet and four hundred pounds of furious scorpion is not something to be ignored.
                                                  • Funny thing about broken neuralysers...Scapegrace, Thu Mar 26 21:01
                                                    They have a tendency to go off at suboptimal intervals. The Notary was a planner, a common enough trait in any bureaucrat worth their rubber stamp. That included a mental inventory of DIA standard... more
                                                    • Meanwhile...Voyd, Thu Mar 26 22:11
                                                      Valon had been too dumbstruck by the sheer nerve of the Notary to properly respond when Kala charged her. After the dust had settled, he turned to Rina. "Did not think someone could be that horrible. ... more
                                                    • ...the Guardsman stowed his radio without having to use it and ran off after the Notary, adjusting his body camera to make sure it registered everything. He wasn't afraid of the Notary's reports but... more
                                                      • "I was there. It may have escaped your notice."Scapegrace, Thu Mar 26 21:27
                                                        If it seemed like she was counting under her breath, she was. If it seemed like she was wincing as she moved, well, she was. You try hiding stuff when you're in that kind of pain. "Since you have... more
                                                        • "Nice try."SeaTurtle, Thu Mar 26 21:35
                                                          "Also: let's add vandalizing DIA property to your little list of offences," he said as he zapped the body camera with his laser screwdriver in an attempt to salvage the file. "My, aren't we in... more
                                                          • "I'm afraid I don't recall that taking place."Scapegrace, Thu Mar 26 21:57
                                                            "I merely sent a request that your department run an external diagnostic scan at the exact time of the automatic upload. You, however, have just deliberately and conspicuously messed with your... more
                                                            • "Well played, Antrilovorasilendar."SeaTurtle, Thu Mar 26 22:22
                                                              The Guardsman wrung out his tricorn hat and plopped it back on his head. "But I'll still have the last laugh." He turned around and walked back to Rudi's while dripping water all over the floor. He... more
                                                    • Unfortunately for Kala...Voyd, Thu Mar 26 21:06
                                                      Her size and weight left a lot of momentum. Her charge continued uninterrupted, and she crashed into the opposite wall. She reeled away from the wall, apparently unharmed. "Urgh... what just... more
                                                      • Just as the Notary left, somewhat inevitably...Scapegrace, Thu Mar 26 21:09
                                                        Wobbles unicycled through the door holding a pizza. "Uh, ma'am? Your, uh, your hair's on fire."
                                                        • Sumisu had noticed before Kala did.Voyd, Thu Mar 26 21:29
                                                          The mini-Suu climbed up on Kala's head and smothered the fire. "... I have a ridiculous watery hat on now, don't I?" The cheerful vibes exuded by the mini calmed her down quickly enough. ((If you're... more
                                                          • "Oh dear, was she here?"Scapegrace, Thu Mar 26 21:32
                                                            "I really wish she wouldn't drink so much. She gets awful tetchy."
                                                            • "Was who here?"Voyd, Thu Mar 26 21:37
                                                              "I remember this guard dude getting ticked at this lady in fancy robes, and the next thing I know, I'm careening toward a wall. Why..." Kala took a moment to piece things together. "Ah. The lady in... more
                                                              • "Oh, she does."Scapegrace, Thu Mar 26 22:00
                                                                "In and out of Medical. It's kind of sad. I think she does it deliberately, you know, to..." Wobbles shrugged, always a dicey proposition from atop a unicycle. "To get hurt."
                                                                • "Huh?"Voyd, Thu Mar 26 22:06
                                                                  "Surely she's realized that someone... like, for instance, me ... could go overboard and actually kill her? My stinger can only paralyze, but I've got two giant pincers that could take the head off a ... more
                                                  • ((Since Kala's personality at this moment is "RAWR HURT THING THAT MAKE MAD," you can easily predict what she'll try to do. If the Notary manages to stop her, or if she gets pinned by the giant bug,... more
                                                    • ((You do realize certain neurotoxins...)Iximaz, Thu Mar 26 20:58
                                                      ((Work differently on Time Lords due to physiology differences? Kala might be in trouble.))
                                                      • ((What kind of trouble?))Voyd, Thu Mar 26 21:00
                                                        ((Trouble as in she accidentally buffs the Notary, or trouble as in she kills her?))
                                                        • ((Who knows? Maybe nothing.))Iximaz, Thu Mar 26 21:05
                                                          "Stop! Stop it!" Rina jumped out of her seat and grabbed hold of Kala's tail, clinging on for dear life. "So help me, I'll take your tail off!" ((Hey, she might be scared of the Notary, but... more
                                            • Behind the Notary's back...SeaTurtle, Thu Mar 26 19:57
                                              ...the Guardsman quietly reached into his coat's pocket and withdrew his laser screwdriver. He pointed it at the sleeve in which the Notary had stowed her neuralyzer and sent a locking command to the ... more
                                              • The Notary just looked at him.Scapegrace, Thu Mar 26 20:22
                                                Well, she might have been looking at something she was scraping off her shoe. "You will have a full report on my actions here, as well as your lack of respect for personal privacy or property,... more
                                                • As the Notary withdrew, the Guardsman laughed.SeaTurtle, Thu Mar 26 20:57
                                                  "Have fun writing the forms!" He looked down at his chest and checked his body camera. "Yeah, it I got everything on tape," he muttered to himself. "Who does she think she is anyway? I just looked at ... more
                                            • "Did she just... neuralyze a tribble?"Iximaz, Thu Mar 26 19:21
                                              Rina stared after the Notary for a moment before shaking her head. "You know what, I don't care. I'm just glad she's gone."
                                              • The Guardsman strode back into the pub...SeaTurtle, Thu Mar 26 22:46
                                                ...and made his way back to Rina, water dripping all over the place. "Sorry about that incident. Even if she's a stuck-up bureaucrat she's still a PPC agent-- and we're supposed to Serve and Protect. ... more
                                                • Well, two things, really. Er, one and a half. The Notary was checking through the Guardsman's registered equipment list to make sure she hadn't missed anything, and promptly started having a... more
                                                • "Oh, is that what's causing it?"Iximaz, Thu Mar 26 23:58
                                                  "I just havent been able to make sense of it! And I haven't had a chance to talk to anyone other than the Notary and the Librarian, no time to go to the Canon Library and find books, and I haven't... more
                                                  • "Yeah, sure."SeaTurtle, Fri Mar 27 08:35
                                                    "You got questions, I've got answers," said the Guardsman. "Well, most of the time. If you asked me how to fix a TARDIS I could show you that but you'd need..." He scratched his chin. "Say... a... more
                                                    • "Hey, I go on tangents all the time."Iximaz, Fri Mar 27 08:40
                                                      Rina gave the Guardsman a weak smile and handed him his laser screwdriver. "Here, you kind of threw this." "Anyway, I think I turned eighteen a few days ago, but it's hard to be sure. Doc Fitz said... more
                                                      • "Yessiree. You got time, though."SeaTurtle, Sat Mar 28 11:32
                                                        "Provided you don't pull a Doctor and blow through over half of your regenerations in the span of a millennium you can easily live to be several thousand years old and only use up... say... five or... more
                                                        • "Three thousand years?" Rina gasped.Iximaz, Sat Mar 28 11:42
                                                          "That's... that's a long time..." She fell silent for a moment, staring down at the table and suddenly realizing just how incredibly young she must seem to the others. She decided it was best if she... more
                                                          • "Painful?"SeaTurtle, Sat Mar 28 15:36
                                                            "You're being torn apart and reassembled on a cellular level while your metabolism burns though an inherently unstable form of energy all while remaining conscious. Of course it hurts! Then again,... more
                                                            • "That's... weird."Iximaz, Sat Mar 28 16:04
                                                              "Really weird. I mean, I knew that, but it's a lot stranger now that it's applicable to me." She twisted a lock of hair nervously. "Um, so, you said the touch-based telepathy needed training. What... more
                                                              • "No can do."SeaTurtle, Sat Mar 28 16:39
                                                                "It's as natural as breathing for us. On the up side, you'll be able to sense these weird 'tipping points' in time and guesstimate the best course of action based on your gut feeling for the future.... more
                                                • Valon grinned; no psychosis this time.Voyd, Thu Mar 26 22:50
                                                  "Hiya! I'm Valon Vance, DF. My partner's the one who just juggernauted her way into the wall. Uh, why are you wet?"
                                                  • "The Notary tried to fry my cameras..."SeaTurtle, Thu Mar 26 22:56
                                                    "...with some sort of magic water or something. She honestly thinks she can get away by writing bogus complaints because people talk to her. Well, let's just say her complaint isn't going to go very... more
                                                    • "Vivisection?"Voyd, Thu Mar 26 23:12
                                                      Valon honestly seemed confused. "If this is about the turtle in the Cafeteria, I had no way of knowing it was still alive." ((Valon got a visit from the Gods of Retcon; the vivisection no longer... more
                                          • "Promise," Rina mumbled.Iximaz, Thu Mar 26 15:53
                                            ((Eh, not really much to say on my end until Scape takes a turn))
                                            • ((Erm...))Voyd, Thu Mar 26 20:04
                                              ((There seems to be important things happening. I suppose now would be a bad time for Kala or Valon to cut in?))
                                          • ((*Guardsman, dammit.)) (nm)SeaTurtle, Thu Mar 26 15:32
                                  • Valon noticed the Guardsman.Voyd, Thu Mar 26 14:59
                                    He screwed up his face in concentration. "I feel like I should know who you are and be terrified, but hey, what do I know?" At this, the mini in Valon's arms wriggled out of his grasp and approached... 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.
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