Rina paled even further.
Tue Mar 31, 2015 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. "Zeb and I had killed her other five fics with no problem, but the last time, she caught us off-guard. Teleported in before we were ready. She kicked Zeb into a wall and..."

The memories came rushing back and Rina shuddered violently, wanting nothing more than to curl up in a ball under the table. "I— I got hit. Puncturing Curse right here." She gestured with a trembling hand, blinking hard. "A-and then there wasn't a whole lot of anything for a while. The next thing I remember is Zeb screaming about a remote and then suddenly I was regenerating."

She left out the part where she could remember bleeding out on the floor, never mind seeing her own intestines. People were trying to eat, after all.

Rina was fighting the urge to burst into tears. She was not a cryer, not in any regeneration. Not a cryer, not a cryer—

It was no good. She put her face in her hands, furiously wiping away the tears that she couldn't seem to stop.

((Traumatic experience + new body with unfamiliar hormones = not as much control as you'd like.))

  • 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
      • 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
                        • "Actually, from what I've seen..."Iximaz, Tue Mar 31 22:17
                          "We— uh, I mean, humans tend to be portrayed as the most adaptable of species." Rina bit back a laugh at the Guardsman's remark. "Or the most tenacious. Or both; it varies occasionally, but not... more
                          • "Exactly."SeaTurtle, Tue Mar 31 22:29
                            He gripped Rina's shoulder and leaned in to look at her face. "You humans-- yes, you too: you said this was only a temporary thing-- you have this joie de vivre that we aliens do not. We are old,... more
                            • At least up until the end, when she just giggled. "I don't know about all that. I mean, humans are just as capable of being inflexible and bound by outdated laws. Besides, if people believe they're... more
                              • "Yeah, that's the problem with regeneration."SeaTurtle, Tue Mar 31 22:55
                                The Guardsman laughed. He made his way back to his seat and lifted his monster piece of pizza to his mouth. "Though I have a saying: when in doubt, turn to bacon." He wolfed down his pizza in ten... more
                                • "Want a slice of my pizza?"Voyd, Tue Mar 31 23:00
                                  Valon offered a slice to Rina. Exactly where the rest of it had disappeared to couldn't easily be explained. "It's got everything! Bacon, ham, pepperoni, sausage, peppers, pineapple, I think there's... more
                                  • and eyed the giant plate of olives. "Those look really good," she said. "May I?" To the Guardsman, she said, "Never used to eat bacon before I came to the PPC. Vegetarian, but I found out pretty... more
                                    • "Knock yourself out."Voyd, Wed Apr 1 09:59
                                      Valon pushed the plate of olives in Rina's direction.
                                      • ((Guess I'll go ahead and continue.))Iximaz, Thu Apr 2 07:21
                                        Rina pulled the olives to herself and began picking at them with long fingers. "Awesome, thanks!" She swallowed and sighed happily. "Oh, that is good stuff." To Valon, she said, "So, talk to me. What ... more
                                        • "TB stands for Terabyte!"SeaTurtle, Thu Apr 2 19:53
                                          "AKA, my partner who-is-a-computer-program. It's a geth from the Mass Effect continuum: a collection of intelligent processes that form one cohesive entity. It's also been beefed up with some DoSAT... more
                                          • "Okay, that looks pretty cool."Iximaz, Thu Apr 2 20:09
                                            Rina examined the picture for another moment before catching on to what the Guardsman said. "Other partner? Desdendelle mentioned a quarian or some such. Is that him? Or her? Or it, I suppose I... more
                                            • "Naya is the quarian."SeaTurtle, Thu Apr 2 22:24
                                              "And she'd very much object to being called an 'it'!" said the Guardsman, laughing. "Only TB goes by 'it'. Quote-- 'I am an artificial life form. Biological sex or gender has absolutely no meaning... more
                                              • Rina held up her hands in apology.Iximaz, Thu Apr 2 22:41
                                                "Sorry, I'm totally unfamiliar with Mass Effect ," she said. "I really ought to look into it, though, I've heard it's good." She finished off the olives and watched sadly as the garlic bread... more
                                                • The Guardsman's brow furrowed.SeaTurtle, Sat Apr 4 13:48
                                                  "Hmm.. that title tells me something. It's the one with the tripod mechs with heat beams that are eventually defeated by bacteria, right? That's an advertisement for bacteriological warfare if I've... more
                                                  • "Ooh, I do like lasers."Iximaz, Sat Apr 4 18:21
                                                    Rina grinned. "Especially sharks with frickin' laser beams and automated laser monkeys. Those are fun. Shame I tend to get missions in fantasy continuua; I've never worked with anything more... more
                                                    • "Pfft. Bows."SeaTurtle, Sat Apr 4 22:38
                                                      "You get absolutely no armour penetration with a primitive thing like that," said the Guardsman, "unless you're using a super-heavy pull. Go for a crossbow instead: a quarrel can easily punch though... more
                                                      • "Well, Sues tend to not wear armor."Iximaz, Sun Apr 5 07:48
                                                        "And even if they did, my longbow's got a ninety pound draw to it. There's not much it can't pierce." Rina did look thoughtful, though. "I do know how to shoot guns thanks to my dad, and I was... more
                                                        • The Guardsman cracked his knuckles.SeaTurtle, Sun Apr 5 13:07
                                                          He was waiting for someone to ask him this question. He pulled his trusty notebook from his pocket again and opened it to a dog-eared page labelled "D.E.W". He carefully turned a few pages and... more
                                                          • "Staser pistol, mark two," Rina repeated.Iximaz, Sun Apr 5 17:07
                                                            "Gotcha." She looked longingly at the picture of the staser rifle, mark seven, making a mental note to keep an eye out for one anyway. That sounded pretty sweet. It would certainly be nice to have... more
                                                            • "Ugh. Long day."SeaTurtle, Sun Apr 5 18:41
                                                              The Guardsman picked at a chicken wing. "Naya, Terabyte, and I were called on four times today. The first three were pushovers but the fourth one was a real piece of work. She was this ninja-Suvian... more
                                        • "Because the list is bloody long." Valon took a deep breath and started down the long list he'd mentally prepared. ((Go ahead and check out my user page on the Wiki for a full list.)) "... and I just ... more
                                          • "I've never seen either of those, sorry."Iximaz, Thu Apr 2 20:13
                                            "But hey, at least it means I can't spoil you on accident! I mean, last time I talked to my parents, I accidentally spoiled the ending to Farscape for them. I totally forgot time flows differently... 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
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