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Captain Dandy
New location, new perspective.
Mon Aug 31, 2015 12:00

Captain Dandy did his best to cultivate the idea that he could not be surprised. It wasn't true, of course, but the facade was useful when dealing with others. Everyone in the PPC needed to believe that the Department of External Security was an ever-vigilant force, a bastion of strength and reliability.

So it was a very good thing no one could see him know, because he was most definitely surprised. In multiple ways, too.

This was not his office, but the bedroom of an unfamiliar response center. This was not his body, either; his psychic perception was gone, replaced by what he understood to be humanoid senses. Well, mostly. This particular body seemed to be augmented with technological enhancements. His… what was the word… vision, was complimented by a stream of analytic data telling him about his surroundings.


This body was also not very stable. It had nothing to do with the fact that Captain Dandy was unfamiliar with humanoid legs. That would be a preposterous suggestion.

He pulled himself back to his feet and staggered towards the door. It slid open just in time for the displaced Flower to catch himself on the frame.

There was an unfamiliar dark-skinned humanoid standing in the other room. He was wearing a DMS flash patch, which was a vague comfort to Captain Dandy.

Who are you? he thought.

It took a few silent moments for Captain Dandy to remember that this body probably used the shaping of air into sounds to communicate rather than psychic projection. He quickly dismissed the vaguely embarrassed feeling that stole over him. There was no time for that.

"Huh…" His… gah, another unfamiliar thing... his tongue struggled with the words. "Who… who are you? Where am I?"

  • Cyba and EagrusCyba Zero, Mon Aug 31 07:56
    Cyba hummed happily as she polished her various suits of armour arrayed on stands in the RC. It was not often that she got the time between missions so she was making the most of it. Eagrus,... more
    • New location, new perspective. — Captain Dandy, Mon Aug 31 12:00
      • Cyba has companyCyba Zero, Mon Aug 31 13:39
        Cyba jumped. "Er... well this is going to sound rather weird, but... Wait. You're disoriented too? I'm Cyba, Cyba Zero of DTE - or I was . As for where we are, hmm." She opened the RC door and stuck... more
        • Further orientation.Captain Dandy, Mon Aug 31 16:40
          Captain Dandy was doing his best not to completely freak out. Appearances and everything. It was very much a balancing act — a bit like like trying to stand in this new body, actually. So far, he had ... more
          • AhCyba Zero, Tue Sep 1 05:17
            "You're not used to a humanoid body, are you?" Cyba asked. She proffered an arm. "Here, lean on me until you get your balance. Treat it like a mission disguise and you should be fine. Something's... more
            • A most helpful tip.Captain Dandy, Tue Sep 1 15:00
              The "mission disguise" analogue wasn't a perfect analogue for this situation, but it worked. Dandy was briefly embarrassed he had not thought of it before. He chalked it up to the feelings of dread,... more
              • Possible plan.Cyba Zero, Tue Sep 1 16:27
                "Hoo boy, I hope not! But, the Board of Department Heads? Sure, we could portal to one of their office doors - but I don't hold out much hope. Do you seriously think they'd listen to a pair of... more
                • The Captain sighed.Captain Dandy, Wed Sep 2 15:43
                  He had been considering how to respond to this question ever since Cyba had given her name. The truth would definitely be alarming; after all, showing that the Flowers had been affected would... more
                  • "OH."Cyba Zero, Thu Sep 3 04:49
                    "This is bad. In that case, portalling to one of Upstairs' offices probably won't help; the Department Heads could be scattered across HQ! Do you have some kind of override so we could send a message ... more
                    • The captain shook his head.Captain Dandy, Fri Sep 4 11:02
                      "Overrides need a Flower's psychic imprint. That's part of the reason why we need to go Upstairs. There is a chance our forms are still there. Even if that is not the case, it may be that the other... more
                      • "Right then!"Cyba Zero, Fri Sep 4 16:06
                        Cyba had a quick hunt for the RA. "Portal to the Security office? With any luck, my agent partner might think of heading there himself, paranoid as he is."
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