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[TUESDAY] I guess someone should start one of these?
Wed Sep 9, 2015 05:52

((So, it's Tuesday. Two days have passed since the last events written in the Chaos. I'm not going to bother connecting the dots on how my characters ended up where they are, unless inspiration strikes.))

Salamander threw himself under the table as the wall of water crashed down. "Help!" he yelled. "He's going to put me out! Kayleigh! Somebody!"

There was a roaring sound from out in the cafeteria - the sound of a great, indrawn breath, as the monster prepared to drop a tidal wave on Sal. His borrowed body wouldn't stand a chance, even with its flames turned up to the hottest.

Then there was a flash of blue light, and a gruff voice said, "You couldn't have done that five minutes ago?"

"I would have if you'd let me grab the Remote Activator," another, very similar voice replied. "But nooo, you were too busy stuffing your face."

"This is a hungry body!" the first voice protested. "When I return to my own, I do not wish for its owner to come hunting for me."

"You don't think he'd - they'd - object to having it back crushed under a mile of water?"

Salamander crawled out, settling his flames back down, and stared: the two voices came from the same body. It was a two-headed ogre, and the two heads were arguing ferociously with each other.

"Besides," the second was saying, "what happened to 'I can take control any time I want, I'm used to multiple heads, this is easy'?"

"... shut up." The first head turned a toothy grin on Salamander. "Hi! No need to thank us, it's his fault anyway."

"It was not my-" The second head didn't get any further, as the body swung an arm up to cover its mouth. The other arm twitched, but the first head glowered at it, and it settled down.

"I'm Kyaris," the first head said, "Department of Intelligence. This is Jareth; he's a decent tracker. We heard you were planning to hunt down that missing machine that caused all this?"

Salamander shrugged. "Someone has to," he said. "And my partner-"

"Kaaaaayleeeeeigh to the rescue!" Sal ducked as Kayleigh swooped by overhead, hanging by her hands from a hoverboard. "Have at thee, foul beas- oh, it's goooo-oof."

The board came to a hard stop against the wall, and Kayleigh dropped down. She jogged across the wet floor to Salamander and waved.

"Wa- oh, sorry, I keep forgetting. Sorry I took so long, I had to get changed."

Salamander looked at her bikini and shook his head. "You didn't-" He frowned. "Wait, how did that take a long time? You were wearing a bikini already!"

"But that was my sunbathing bikini," she said. "This is my monster-fighting bikini. See?"

Kyaris tried to exchange a look with Jareth, but he was too busy glaring. "Right," she said instead, "okay. So do you actually have any ideas how to find this thing?" She looked around the bedraggled cafeteria. "Does anyone?"


((Happy for anyone to jump on-board here.))


  • Body-swap Event: Device Hunt!JulyFlame, Mon Sep 7 23:55
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    • [TUESDAY] I guess someone should start one of these? — Huinesoron, Wed Sep 9 05:52
      • "Can't smell it."doctorlit, Wed Sep 9 09:42
        Yoof, in Aaron Hunter's body, sat on a cafeteria bench, head hanging and hands gripping the seat. "Dumb human body. Nose bad for smells. Ears bad for noise." He perked up with his head tilted.... more
        • "Smell? Of course!"Huinesoron, Wed Sep 9 10:44
          Kayleigh leapt back onto her hoverboard. Admittedly this required her to run halfway across the cafeteria, drag it back across to Sal's side, adjust the settings, and then jump up, but her enthusiasm ... more
          • Gieves was dusting the console in RC4Pippa's Ghost, Wed Sep 9 11:03
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            • "Horse!"Huinesoron, Thu Sep 10 02:29
              Kayleigh's hoverboard swung abruptly vertical, ramming its nose into the ceiling, then dropped to the floor. Unharmed, its rider hopped off and stood directly in front of the blue unicorn. "Hello,... more
              • Yoof kept up with Salamander.doctorlit, Thu Sep 10 12:21
                He would have preferred to stay in the cafeteria and wait for SÚverine . . . but SÚverine still hadn't come back, after two days. If these agents were going to find the head-switcher, that might help ... more
                • "That's right," said Hild to the two-headed ogrePippa's Ghost, Thu Sep 10 15:06
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                  • "Greetings, Hild of the Hill Country."Huinesoron, Fri Sep 11 07:32
                    Jareth smiled back at Hild, but Kyaris was already talking. "I know what he means - well, obviously. One of the heads I picked up during the Invasion is particularly prone to headaches - I've... more
                    • "Okay!"doctorlit, Fri Sep 11 10:01
                      Yoof was beginning to like the agent on the flying thing. She was always very happy, and that made Yoof feel better! Despite being told to look for a color, Yoof began sniffing at the air and tried... more
                      • Hild was not quite sure...Pippa's Ghost, Fri Sep 11 12:24
                        ...what she was supposed to be sniffing for, but she kept sniffing the air anyway. Well, kept sniffing it for all of twenty seconds before she remembered where she was. The last thing you did to find ... more
                        • "We should sing a song!"Huinesoron, Fri Sep 11 15:43
                          Kayleigh was swooping backwards and forwards over the group. "I'll start. Let's sing Beethoven's Fifth ! DA DA DA DUMMMM!" Jareth muttered something to Kyaris, then stepped their body back to walk... more
                          • "Yeeeaaah."doctorlit, Fri Sep 11 19:04
                            "Supposed to be a mawg. Half man, half dog. I'm my own best friend!" He smiled, but it faded quickly. "I miss SÚverine. And man body boring! Can't hear, can't smell." He gasped. "Bet it can't taste... more
                            • Hild was talking to Jareth.Pippa's Ghost, Sat Sep 12 15:22
                              "No, I never trained in the Iron Fortress myself. I sometimes took messages there from my tribe, and back again. Because I'm blonde, I could pass as a Forgil, so I never had to worry about being... more
                              • "No, I've given up carrying things around - this body likes to burst into flames at every opportunity." He blinked. "I think I said that already. But it's still weird." When Hild paused, Jareth took... more
                                • Yoof sniffed experimentally.doctorlit, Tue Sep 15 15:59
                                  "Oh! I smell that!" He walked to the stand and inhaled, moving his head from one end to the other as he did so. "Guess human nose okay sometimes!" He turned to Bjam. "What is this stuff? Smells... more
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                                    • "Well," said Kayleigh.Huinesoron, Tue Sep 22 06:22
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                                      • ((Hild is in a MLP unicorn body.))Pippa's Ghost, Tue Sep 22 13:31
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                                        • ((Bother. Correction, then:))Huinesoron, Wed Sep 23 04:50
                                          "For stress in carnivores," she went on, looking at Hild, "I recommend my special Double Marrow Infusion. That's bone marrow and marrow-the-vegetable. Sprinkle some in a bowl of hot water and... more
                                          • "Sounds good. I'll take it."Pippa's Ghost, Thu Sep 24 04:37
                                            Hild tried to put her mouth into the pocket of her (or rather, the unicorn's) little black waistcoat to pull out her money pouch. But each time she tried, she just ended up pushing the pocket further ... more
                                        • Yoof's borrowed eyes widened. "Beef?"doctorlit, Tue Sep 22 18:21
                                          He grabbed up the container Bjam had pointed out and took a big whiff of the beef scent. "Aaaaaah, meeeaaat!" He grinned briefly, but then pouted. "But SÚverine has all the money . . . Maybe smell... more
                                          • Bjam beamed.Huinesoron, Mon Sep 28 09:42
                                            "Don't worry about payment, either of you. Anyone dragged around by Kay is a friend of mine. Not to mention you lot seem to be the only hope for sorting this whole mess," she gestured at her borrowed ... more
                                            • Yoof sniffed at the card.doctorlit, Tue Sep 29 17:36
                                              Then, he picked out one of the beef-scented products. "Thank you, nice smell lady!" He took a big whiff. "Outside the cafeteria, huh? I can always get to the cafeteria real quick!" He started... more
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