SeaTurtle
"It's tricky but doable."
Sun Mar 29, 2015 16:05
70.26.31.52

"Doubly so because this is the PPC. It's really, really vague because you're seeing all of these potential timelines at the same time but you can get a gut feeling for someone else's future. For example..." the Guardsman scanned the pub. His eyes settled on a nondescript young man sitting alone at a table. "The kinda ugly bowtie guy over there. Look at him. Think about his future. Can you see where he will be in one week's time? One year? Now, can you feel his far future bunching up like a bottleneck? That is a fixed point."

* * *

Gaspard was suddenly aware that two people were watching him. One was the Guardsman-- Mental note, check with him to see if he was still on board with the plan, thought the spy-- and the other he didn't recognize. The sudden attention made him feel uncomfortable.

  • "Oh, you just had to say that!"Iximaz, Sun Mar 29 15:37
    Rina smacked the Guardsman lightly on the arm, but her brow was furrowed. "Can you see others' timelines? Is it possible to pull this off? There's no 'fixed point in time' crap going on?" ((When in... more
    • "It's tricky but doable." — SeaTurtle, Sun Mar 29 16:05
      • Rina squinted at the person...Iximaz, Sun Mar 29 16:13
        then looked back at the Guardsman, shaking her head. "I'm sorry, I don't know what I'm doi—" She glanced back and suddenly felt it. Her mouth fell open. "Oh my god, that is weird ."
        • "Neat, eh?"SeaTurtle, Sun Mar 29 16:46
          "He doesn't look like it but somehow this guy is at the centre of a fixed point in time. If you plan on sticking around the PPC for... thirty-odd more years then I highly suggest you talk to him. If... more
          • "Maybe I will later."Iximaz, Sun Mar 29 16:50
            "I mean, I've got quite a lot to catch up on. Canons to reread. I don't know why, but not all my memories copied over properly." She scowled down at the table. "I can't remember the last time I... more
            • "So long as they're Notary-free, of course. I seriously need to start watching my back around her: I'm sure that she'll try to strangle me in red tape now that I know that she had a friend at some... more
              • "I'm probably not the best person to ask."Iximaz, Sun Mar 29 18:37
                "I mean, my old self used to love the tomato soup. Dunno if I still do or not. Might as well give it a try, I guess. I mean, who can hate tomato soup?" Rina grinned. "Seriously, though, thank you so... more
                • Vallon looked mildly sheepish. "I kinda prefer when they're tossed in with a bunch of other stuff, like in salsa. Straight-up tomatoes, though? Not my thing."
                  • "Hey, food is food," said the Guardsman.SeaTurtle, Sun Mar 29 21:41
                    "And anything is better than the old nutri-pills I used to swallow three times a day. Let's see..." The Guardsman waved down a passing waiter. "Excuse me! Yes, hello. I'd like to order... the tomato... more
                    • Rina stared at the Guardsman for a moment.Iximaz, Sun Mar 29 21:56
                      "Um, I'll take the tomato soup as well, and, eh, a cup of Earl Grey. No Bleep, very allergic. Oh, and can you get a basket of Sweet Poffins for the Luxray at that table?" She pointed at Zeb. Looking... more
                      • "Yeah, sure."SeaTurtle, Sun Mar 29 22:12
                        "I not sure what you want me to teach you about Time Lords: I mean we just breathe, walk around, and are mind-blowingly awesome compared to humans," said the Guardsman, "but yeah, I'm game. If you... more
                        • Rina took the paper with a trembling hand.Iximaz, Sun Mar 29 22:22
                          "Oh, thank you, thank you so much," she said, laughing with sheer giddiness. "I know a lot of this stuff is probably second nature to you, but I haven't the faintest when it comes to telepathy, and... more
                          • "Any sense of time is better than mine."Voyd, Sun Mar 29 22:33
                            "I couldn't tell you if it's been half an hour or five of 'em. I also couldn't tell you the difference between fifty and twenty feet, so spacial awareness is probably a good thing to have too,... more
                          • ((No, he really doesn't.))SeaTurtle, Sun Mar 29 22:33
                            "Steady on there, young lady. You're going to start hyperventilating if you keep this up," said the Guardsman. "Oh yeah, I totally forgot to ask: who's your partner? I suppose that they were the hero ... more
                            • "And where in the name of all the authors he got the idea, I don't..." Her mouth suddenly fell open. "Oh my god, he actually remembered?" She began to laugh. "Sorry, it's just that fairly early into... more
                              • "Oh, that guy I know of."SeaTurtle, Mon Mar 30 12:08
                                "I heard stories of him running around HQ. His reports are actually quite interesting," said the Guardsman, "but he left HQ four years before my arrival so I never got a chance to talk to him." The... more
                                • ((My mom's beaten the Diamond E4.))Iximaz, Mon Mar 30 12:15
                                  ((It's nice because she actually understands what my brother and I are talking about when Pokémon comes up. XD )) "Yes, he's a Pokémon, a Luxray, to be exact." Rina caught Zeb's eye and he nodded at... more
                                  • "Been here for nearly two years."SeaTurtle, Mon Mar 30 13:19
                                    "I fell into HQ a couple of days after the initial run of Day of the Doctor , " said the Guardsman. "My future partners found me smouldering at the base of Big Tree. I regenerated in front of their... more
                                    • "America. Indiana, to be exact."Iximaz, Mon Mar 30 13:27
                                      "Twenty-first century. I was a pretty average kid. Started reading to myself at three, but otherwise very normal. Liked reading, writing. Never imagined a place like the PPC existed until I fell in.... more
                                      • "Ooh, a fellow Hoosier!"Voyd, Mon Mar 30 14:40
                                        Valon's undivided attention was suddenly on Rina. "Have you ever been to Holiday World? Have you ever seen the Lazy Muncie video? How big a fan are you of Garfield?"
                                        • Rina recoiled slightly at the enthusiasm.Iximaz, Mon Mar 30 14:49
                                          "Uh, yes, several times, no, and I prefer Calvin and Hobbes ." She gave Valon an uncertain smile. "You from World One, or somewhere else?"
                                          • "Aye, Cap'n!"Voyd, Mon Mar 30 14:52
                                            "I prefer C&H myself, but I just think it's funny that I once lived a couple hours away from Jim Davis. Course, when I joined the PPC, I lived an hour or two away from Bill Watterson. I've lived all... more
                                            • The Guardsman sat at the table next to Rina's...SeaTurtle , Mon Mar 30 22:28
                                              ...and half-listened to the conversations around the pub. His eye caught Gaspard's from across the room. The spy returned the look and raised three fingers of his left hand, then pointed at himself.... more
                                              • Rina paled even further.Iximaz, Tue Mar 31 06:26
                                                "Overpowered doesn't begin to cover it," she mumbled. "I don't know why the Flowers picked us, but we were sent into— into Rose Potter." Rina took a deep breath, trying to steady her shaking hands.... more
                                                • Valon reached for her...Voyd, Tue Mar 31 08:09
                                                  ...but stopped short. He didn't know if Rina would want a hug. ((Valon can't stand to see people cry. He wants to help, but he's just not sure how.))
                                                  • Sumisu burbled a bit.Voyd, Tue Mar 31 10:45
                                                    The mini-Suu, apparently oblivious to Rina's freakout, started nuzzling her foot. Sumisu looked up expectantly at her.
                                                    • "Oh. Oh, dear."SeaTurtle, Tue Mar 31 12:57
                                                      The Guardsman immediately made his way towards Rina, taking care not to set a foot on the little goo mini that was gurgling by her feet. He put a hand on her shoulder and leaned in. "It's all right,... more
                                                      • "Uh... er..."Voyd, Tue Mar 31 13:11
                                                        Valon took a deep breath and started talking, surprisingly coherent. "You beat her. Even when she threw everything she had at you, you still beat her. She died, and, well... I suppose that makes YOU... more
                                                        • Rina's shoulders shook harder.Iximaz, Tue Mar 31 13:19
                                                          And then she began to laugh. "I guess I am," she said. She sniffled and wiped her eyes on her jacket. "Aw Zeb, bless his heart. He really deserves another basket of Poffins." Rina looked at her... more
                                                          • The Guardsman shook his head.SeaTurtle, Tue Mar 31 13:27
                                                            "No, don't be sorry. You gave us a scoop on the Notary's life, you learnt of a way to become human again," he pointed at the pocket which held his notebook, "and you've got a friend in us. Always... more
                                                            • "No regrets," Rina echoed.Iximaz, Tue Mar 31 13:37
                                                              "I... I think I can do that." She brushed a strand of hair out of her face. "Might as well start getting used to things being like this for a while. No telling how long it'll be before I can become... more
                                                              • "Hmmm..."Voyd, Tue Mar 31 19:31
                                                                "You know, I've been wanting to ask this. Do Time Lords get hiccups?" Valon seemed sincerely curious.
                                                                • The Guardsman arched an eyebrow.SeaTurtle, Tue Mar 31 22:05
                                                                  "Of course we do. We have diaphragms too, you know," said the Time Lord. "And what about you, human? I've heard from some people that you have this thing called 'love'. What is it and where do you... more
                                                            • Valon clapped his hands a few times.Voyd, Tue Mar 31 13:37
                                                              "Amen. I feel honored to have met you!" He whistled a few notes, before singing again. " Here's to us, here's to love All the times that we messed up Here's to you, fill the glass 'Cause the last few ... more
                                              • "Mmvrrppmmrrd Svvvs?"Voyd, Mon Mar 30 23:19
                                                Valon gulped down a slice of his Buddhist pizza and reiterated his question. "Overpowered Sues? Considering what we killed cleaning up the mess, I'm guessing that yes, Rose was overpowered. And I... more
                              • Valon started singing again.Voyd, Mon Mar 30 11:31
                                " I loved a maid as fair as summer, with sunlight in her hair. I loved a maid as red as autumn, with sunset in her hair. I loved a maid as white as winter, with moonglow in her hair. I loved a maid... more
                    • "Pizza pizza pie?"Voyd, Sun Mar 29 21:49
                      "I'll have the Buddhist pizza, please." To any blank stares, Valon responded "You know... make me one with everything?"
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