The Escapist Avatar Adventure: An Open RP (Now Re-Opened!)

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Jake scoffed at the arrogance of the Author. "You know as well as I do that Jack is his own. He's kinda busy now with the death of New York, I'd expect. However, the Lord of Chaos is the real threat here. Nope, I don't want nothing to do with it. You just sort that AI out. I distrust full connectivity. And as long as Shaun gets what's coming to him, I don't care. Watch our backs mate, I still trust ya."

Dimension: Avatar Adventures Universe

Location: The Boss's Office | Heaven
Time: Timeless

Lucifer and Devon:

While he did the stunts for the kid, Devon scowled at Mark's bad news. "Say whatever you want, all I will say due to the current company is that I am very opposed to that. Much more wouldn't be good for a kid to hear, and I don't want to deal with that can of worms."


Dimension: Avatar Adventures Universe

Location: Airship Rising Dawn | In Transit to South America
Time: Night | December 31st

Puce:

Tajuh raised the now half-empty bottle in a toast. "Well met. When it comes to that temple, I'd let our trap specialist on board tackle most of that. Likely poison darts, ambushes, pits, bit it's what we gotta do. One hell of a way to start the new year, huh? You're supposta be around good friends, an' here we are getting shitfaced."

Dimension: Avatar Adventures Universe

Location: The Boss's Office | Heaven
Time: Timeless

Mark, Lucifer and Devon:

Mark watched the stunt kite flying with interest as he listened to Devon's answer to his query about bringing Sav back to life and seemed to smirk as Devon censored his tongue in the wake of a dead kid in the middle of heaven.

"Look man. I understand where you're coming from but Sav's still one of us... whether we like it or not. I have to abstain from the vote since I'm under the control of the petitioner, Klaara. From the looks of things, it's one vote yay versus your vote of nay. Teri'll be the tie breaker." The image of Mark said, informing Devon of the results of the vote so far.

"Given what we know about Tomoya so far... we'll need at the support we can muster and Sav could be the tipping point for our favor. But you're right as far as the can of worms goes. Whatever the case... I'll let you know what the results are." There was a momentary pause as Mark looked over at Lucifer.

"Funny thing that you're taking on life lessons from the Devil. Sort of ironic if you ask me, like asking a Sith Lord how to keep the bullies from taking candy from a baby. Anyways... I'll keep a line open if you need me. Have fun playing with your wind powers." The Dramatist said before he disappeared.


Dimension: Avatar Adventures Universe

Location: Airship Rising Dawn | In Transit to South America
Time: Night | January 1st

Puce:

There was a large derisive snort that came from Puce's direction as he tipped back his bottle once again.

"Good friends? You clearly don't know the history of the Captains for this Airship. We'll start with Dillon, the original owner. Lost his girl Amaya... went crazy and tried to trap myself and my girl Kurumu inside of a Star Sapphire for eternity to bring her back from the dead. Then let's go to Tomoya... no secret there what's become of him... just ask the dead souls that are wandering the ruins of New York... or maybe the Rage infected of New York. Rugal?!? Couldn't make it a few hours before he was fighting everyone on the ship. Blind sided me with when he smashed my face into a wall. Tajuh... you've got this place figured out wrong. If there's one thing I should have done to improve on the ship it would have been to burn it to the ground the first time she was without a Captain or at least renamed her to what she really is... a Ship of Fools." Puce said, clearly wavering from the amount of alcohol he had consumed, his 3rd bottle in front of him.


Mark and Jake:

There was a slight pause as Mark took in Devon's response to the vote as to whether the resurrection of Sav would be a good idea or not.

"Second vote is in and it's a Nay from Devon. Says that he doesn't want to open that can of worms. I can't blame him in that respect since Red Mage did freeze me in a block of fiery ice." The Dramatist chuckled as he looked at Jake.

"Look man. I'll build a kill word into the A.I. and give it to you. That way we've got the checks and balances running. Otherwise a new EMP blast next to me will knock her out as well. As much as you don't like full integration... someone's gotta be your Air Traffic Controller. Also I've got more than enough incentive to keep you and the rest safe. Akane would be pissed if you died on my watch. Aftan would be pissed that Akane's pissed... and let's not forget the very bloody thirsty vampire that would love nothing more than to drain me dry if given permission." Mark said with a morbid chuckle before the tone in his voice changed.

"So... I have to ask since it's one thing to read it and another thing to be there. How are things going with you and the rest of the crew?"

StormShaun:
Awake, and ready to post.


Kud & Melethia.
Location: Rising Dawn, Armory.
Time: 4 Am.

Melethia looked the girl over and at the blade which didn't really seem to mesh well with the girl. "Okay, if you really want to. But if you are gonna use one, I gotta teach ya first. Using a sword's not like swinging around a metal twig, miss Silverhair. If ya want somethin a bit easier to use that can still help defend you and someone else, though, I can certainly try to find one of those."

After some time, she pulled out a large dagger and looked the blade over. "Hmm, it's not as ornate as that other blade, but it's pretty well made. And with the size, you could use this along with the other one."

Melethia handed the blade to the silver-haired girl to see her opinion.

Dimension: Avatar Adventures Universe

Location: The Boss's Office | Heaven
Time: Timeless

Mark, Lucifer and Devon:

The kite flying went on for quite some time, and the stunts performed by the kite started becoming somewhat elaborate. When the kid eventually became bored, Devon handed the kite over to the kid and kneeled down so that he was at eye level. "I'm glad that you ended up here, little guy. Look around long enough and you'll find the rest of your family. So, what's your name?"


Dimension: Avatar Adventures Universe

Location: Airship Rising Dawn | In Transit to South America
Time: Night | January 1st

Puce:

Tajuh laughed at the equally drunken man. "Look, as soon as this is done, I'm givin up control of the ship anyway. So if ya want to kill me, you're gonna have to do it soon. An' I'd rather be part of a ship of fools than a champion of a massacre. Also, if ya do off me, let my soul go. Probably plenty'a people waitin for me when I do, an' I'm not gonna keep 'em waitin."

bluerocker:
Deal

Disasterchild:
Or no Deal?

AIM
"Good to hear. Viscus, Think of him as Mission Command, will be instructing us of our mission. If anyone can figure out how to put a dent in over 1.415 trillion US Dollars of Gear, It'd be him. Follow Me." Bison said as he went for the Meeting Room.
"You guys have fun. I'll get on the horn to Hammer and pull some strings." Cortex perked up as he pulled out a phone and called their Rep in Hammer.

David West
After what seemed like forever, the horror that was Twilight was finally over.
David lifted the remote and turned off the TV, unsure of what he just saw.
"....Well.....I don't see what the fuss is about....What about you Elena?" He asked, preparing excuses in case she wanted to watch the other films.

Rugal
After much trail and error, Rugal finally gave in, he wasn't going to figure out how to do Lay on Hands.
Somewhat disappointed, he left his quarters and made his way to the bridge, wondering what was taking them so long to reach the temple.

Training Room

Caim gritted his teeth as he adjusted his grip on the greatsword; and charged after the mechanical monolith. Jumping in the air after a hail of bullets tore at his feet; he brought the sword down on one of the machine's turrets. The impact and weight of the enormous blade was too much; and the arm ripped away with a brutal crunch. As Caim pulled his blade from the bit of wreckage, he called to Fionn, "One more and it's down! Get to it!"

Med Bay, before Mark's arrival

Teri sniffed a little, and a tinkling laugh emitted from the Tablet. "Did you just quote..?"

"Yes."

Another sniffle, and she said, "So... You really mean that? The, believing in me stuff? Even after I probably smell like hell, cry like a idiot and constantly forget my God loves me?"

The other Author nodded solemnly, his eyes not breaking contact. "Yup. I've got your back, and you've mine, right?"

After rubbing her eyes, Teri nodded, "Yeah.. Okay. I got your back."

Of course, that didn't stop the girls eyes from leaking any more. Even when Mark appeared, the girl's face was still a wet mess. When the now-AI infected Author asked his question, her face turned from anguish to shock; "You want to WHAT?! I.... I don't know Mark. I understand Klaara being sad but... Should we really try? In our world, Death was final. I mean; I suspect Jack wouldn't be too happy about a resurrection of someone who tried to kill his creator. I'll have to think about the ethics of this for a while; I cannot answer you now. Mark, please don't push this with me right now. I am not ready to do such things at the moment."

With that, the girl covered herself with the blanket, and Jake saw on the screen "Let me know when he is gone. I do not want to speak of this right now."

AIM

"Viscus? Hmn... Very well. Let us go then. The sooner this is done, the better; right?"

bluerocker:
Snip

AIM
After several minutes of walking, Inuart was introduced to Viscus, Choosing to don his Armoured Robot Form for the sake of appearances.
"Inuart, this is Viscus, he was one who called for your recruitment." Bison said as the Machine stared at the Bard.
"There is no time for introductions. My Time on the Internet has given me insight to the workings of out Target: The US Army. Main Screen."
A large monitor blared on as it loaded up a massive map of the US with locations of major bases and installations.
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"In order to attain maximum profit from this venture, we will need to terminate the competition. The US Army acquires most of it's weapons from private companies. AIM is one of them but have a smaller market share then the others, a result of our actions no doubt. You're Mission is to attack this Base here, It handles a large amount of the supply side of the Amry. Once in, you will grab a list of all the Private Companies supplying the Army. From there, I will arrange other teams to Terminate them. Once that is done, It will mean that the army would be broke and will have to contract to us, ensuring a massive profit turnover of over 1843%." He explained as a informational animation gave Inuart the general gist of it in case he was unfamiliar with the workings of the military in their world.

Captcha: Skynet is watching : "And I am watching Skynet!" <3

Rugal
After some wandering about, Rugal decided to drop into the Medical Bay to see what progress was made on his eyes.
A knock on the door from his cane alerted the authors to his arrival.
"Good evening. Just decided to come in to see what state my eye is in. Hope I'm not interrupting anything...." He said, unaware of the madness going on with Mark's appearance and Teri's latest fainting.

AIM

Inuart nodded along with the instructions given, and was silently thankful for the infodump given to him. "So, even without magic, this world is still dependent upon war and technology. Nothing ever changes, does it?" He mused to himself, as he double checked his equipment. With a frown, he thought aloud, "I wonder if my arms are adequate with the times? I have a feeling I might be a tad bit outclassed."

Med Bay
Teri's head popped out from under the blanket when she heard Rugal's voice, curious about what the warlord wanted with them.

"Hello, Mr. Bernstein." Her 'voice' echoed wearily; "I would direct all medical questions to Ms. Slindis at the moment... I'm not, er.. at my best at this moment."

A wave of nausea hit her in the gut; and Teri gave a heavy sounding cough, having nothing more to expel from her stomach.

Training Room

"One more and it's down! Get to it!"

Fionn leaped in front of the machine, Sandy was fully loaded and his Sabre was in hand. He aimed the shotgun at the robot and with one hand, began firing, each shot stunting the Scorpion and pushing it back. He slowly closed in, firing continuously and preventing the robot from defending itself. He moved in for the kill, slashing at the robot's chest in an unexpectedly surgical manner, carving open the core of the machine and ripping out its innards.

He stood over the dead machine, looking over to Caim as he dusted off his hands. "Right, who fancies lunch?", the man grinned.

AIM
Bison let out a small chuckle in his throat.
"Viscus....The Serums..." He commanded, prompting Viscus to open up a compartment on his wrist.
It was a kind of storage unit containing two large Needles, One Green, One Red.
"I assume you met Dr. Wesker. These are his work. They are a pair of serums designed to mutate human DNA in a positive manner.
The green one is a virus that greatly increases the host's Strength, Speed and Durability. The effects are permanent unless a counter serum is ingested.
The red one is know as "X-Factor". It provides a short term boost similar to that of the green one, but far more powerful. Use it only in case of emergencies.
I'd advise taking the green one now."
He explained as he handed the pair to Inuart.

Med Bay
Rugal's somewhat friendly face darkened a little when he heard her cough.
"...I'll say. That doesn't sound very good at all..." He commented as he used his cane to slide over a chair where he though she was laying.
"Any reason for this onset? I'm hoping it's on contagious..." He added, completely unaware of everyone else around him.

AIM

"Oh. Well then, Er... Where do I..?"

A diagram appeared before him as Viscus read off a list of procedures in a bored tone, to which Inuart followed, albeit a bit clumsily. After a few missed pricks, Inuart was finally able to get the serum in his system. There was a pause for a moment; and Inuart gasped for breath as a burning sensation began to crawl through his skin.

"Gods above!"

Grabbing a railing next to him, he steadied himself as the feeling began to work it's way through his system. The intensity of it was surprising, to say the least, but as time passed for the next few moments, the feeling began to drop off, and, slowly, Inuart felt himself returning to normal... Or, at least, as normal as he thought. Taking a few more deep breaths, he let go of the iron bar; only to find it dented in his grip.

"Huh."

Turning to his comrades, he asked, "Is that normal for this serum?"

Training Room

Caim nodded at the suggestion, and looked over his comrade. "It's good to see some competence on this ship. I like that. That being said, I think you and I have earned that meal."

He wiped a bit of grime off of his face, he asked, "I am known as Caim. If we're going to be fighting together, I might as well have a moniker to acknowledge you by. So, your name?"

Med Bay

Rugal could sense a noticable fluctuation in the girl's presence; no doubt on account of being ill. However, a hint of melancholy crept into her voice as she 'said' "Mmn. It's not contagious, that I can assure you."

That was when Rugal heard a new voice coming from the tablet, this one masculine and somewhat posh in tone, "He already knows, Madam. There is no point in hiding it any further than necessary. Have not the other users established this already? Oh, where are my manners.

Greetings User: Rugal Bernstein, also known as: Mr. Bernstein or The King of Fighters. I am Dimitri; User: Teri Gravel, Third Level Cleric's low clearance Artificial Intelligence, and Virtual Assistant. As she is feeling not all herself at the moment, I am more than willing to answer any questions and take any personal messages the Madam needs should she find herself incapacitated. I apologize for the rushed greeting, but I surmised that my sudden appearance without introduction would surprise or alarm other users."

Teri rolled her eyes, and, after another light cough, 'said', "Getting a little ahead of yourself, aren't you?"

"I only mean the best for you, Madam."

AIM
Bison was a little nervous for a moment as Inuart shouted in pain, that didn't normally happen, but as always, Viscus was more or less uncaring during the episode.
"Sometimes the blood cells don't allow the Virus to spread as well, but aside from that and your eyes, there are no side effects."
"Wait...what about my eyes?..." Inuart asked, making sure he still had his vision.
Another compartment revealed a small mirror.
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"It's a trademark Wesker built into the Virus, though if you have any objections, we can remove it or get you some contact lens to cover them up." He explained as Bison went to prep the Transport.
"Now, if you wish to obtain some new gear, I direct you to the supply hub. I'm certain it'll have everything you need so long as you look in the right place. Once you are done, go to the hanger, a transport will be waiting."

Medbay
Rugal was startled by the new voice, a reflex he was yet to grow out of, but he soon sat back down once he explained himself.
"I heard something about Viscus and another AI. He actually made a rather big deal of it if I remember correctly." He said, leading to some awkward looks between Mark and Jake.
Rugal was yet to realise they were even there.
"Still, Will you be ready for our arrival?....Also, might I say these trips seem far longer on this ship. The Skynoah would have been there in about half the time it's taking us." He added, recalling better days.


Kud & Melethia.
Location: Rising Dawn, Armory.
Time: 4 Am.

Kud put her new short-sword called "Ivory Song" back into it's sheath and grabbed the unnamed dagger (I already named it Silver Thorn. XD) and pulled it open. The dagger glittered off light because of the moon, Kud swung it once and could clearly feel the difference in weight and speed of the weapon. "Umm, I don't know much about weapons... but this feels much more lighter." She said in a uncertain voice and looked at Ivory Sword, the short-sword was practically singing when it was swung.

bluerocker:
snip

Kalastryn makes her way to the infirmary after the sounds of combat seemed to disappear from the training room, seeing Teri in one of the recovery beds herself, she can't help but wonder what happened. and there was a question she had before but didn't get the chance to ask it... just what Kind of things would her power allow her to create? "Teri, what happened to you? you were relatively fine when I left you before... or are you still drained from creating Dmitri? either way I had an additional question for you if you don't mind..." she notes that Rugal had entered the room, so she whispers her question to Teri so no one else could hear. "what exactly is in your power to create? I know its rather limited... but if you could create an artificial intelligence from thin air without so much as a flick of the wrist... could you create something living too?"


Kud & Melethia.
Location: Rising Dawn, Armory.
Time: 4 Am.

She laughs. "Well, it is. You don't really look like you could hit anything hard, so why not try to go for strikes where it'll nurt? It's a bit different, but it's not that hard." Melethia hals-drags Kud out of the armory and begins making her way to the training area with her.

Medbay
Slindis sighed on hearing Rugal's complaints and chimed in, "Well, you have to count in that we've also got to evade lots of enemies that overpower us. Of course we're moving slowly."

Mad-Bay
Rugal looked over in the direction of the Drow's Voice.
"Mmmmmm....Good point...Still, no need to crawl at a snail's pace. If only we knew where he was to begin with...." He mused, leaning back in his chair as he did.
"If he wants a raw Kill Count, he should be in Asian, there's 1 billion down the drain..." He added, wondering if that was the case or not.
"....Did they have this Airships back where you came from? I mean, maybe on this advanced of course...."

Mad-Bay
She nodded. "Of course there were airships there. Of course, they didn't help much on Xen'Drik for any exploring, but they were there. They were probably powered differently, but it's not like they were rare. My daughter even destroyed one or two in some work she did."

The (Un)Real World
Location: Perth | Australia
Time: New Years

"I'd much rather just return home," Klaara sighed and got up from the table, "I think I'll just go home and start writing Sav back into reality. It was fun, but I don't think I can keep up anymore."

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Avatar Adventure
Location: Rising Dawn
Time: Night

Kyre

The Anti-Mage shook her head and ran her hands across her arm, watching the bubbles part with some sort of childlike glee, "No, this blood has always been with me. It will always be apart of me. As is the scar. It is a scar within my soul that has stained my flesh." Her voice seemed distant and strange as she sunk deeper into the water and lay her head on Kurumu's body. Soon Kyre seemd to be in some sort of trance, asleep, bit still vigil of the surrounding area.

BlackHarte

"I meant to cast no aspersions," BlackHarte asnwered before putting his hands on his head and leaving the room. "It is possible that she may be suffering from that, I would go so far to say that she might have even picked up some of Kurumu's true self with all that extended contact with her mind."

He shrugged, "I am at a loss of what to do, but you should try to stop diving into her mind. It is clearly unhealthy for her." BlackHarte had lied for the first time in his life, he held in his hand a magick that would rip out the young master's soul, and he was debating whether or not to use it.

Jake answered Mark after Teri said her part, the small smile still on his face. "Things are going well enough for me Mark. Give us some time please mate, I'll call ya when she's ready, or you'll see it I suppose."
Turning to face Rugal but staying protectively by Teri's bed, Jake smiled a bit at the AI Teri had created to help her.
"Captain, Ms Slindis and I are looking after Teri at the moment, she will be fine."

Jake nearly put his hand on the hiding girl's shoulder, but retracted it in respect for her wishes. Instead he placed it on his sword pommel and rested it there somewhat awkwardly, not that Rugal could see it.

Dimension: The (Un)Real World

Location: Mossman's | Perth | Australia
Time: Night | New Year's Day

Mark and Klaara:

Mark's hand shot out and grabbed Klaara's.

"Sorry Klaara, I can't let you do that. There's a procedure to follow... meaning if you piss the others off... there might be hell to pay. I understand you wanting to bring him back... he is your family after all. But... right now... there's deadlocked in the votes." The Dramatist looked at Klaara, his eyes sort of lost... he'd be the last one left in this dimension if Klaara not only failed but managed to piss off the Lord of Nightmares.

Dimension: Avatar Adventures Universe

Location: The Boss's Office | Heaven
Time: Timeless

Lucifer and Devon:

The little boy looked up at Devon with a bit of a smile and looked at him with black eyes. They weren't your regular black eyes either, but the whole of his eyes were coal black. The little kid sort of scratched his head in embarrassment before he said:

"Thank's for the help with the kite, Devon... but I kind of don't have a family. You can call me Azrael though."

Now that's a funny thing... a little kid being one of the many various facets of Death that roamed mankind's history. If Devon were to ask why Azrael was so young, he would just had to look around the rest of the area to realize that there was not one adult there.


Dimension: Avatar Adventures Universe

Location: Airship Rising Dawn | In Transit to South America
Time: Night | January 1st

Puce, Tajuh, Caim, Cadolbolg and Fionn:

Puce nailed Tajuh to the walls with a particularly stern look on his face, the kind that might have told most other people that there was an invisible line that had been stepped over.

"Listen, Tajuh. Since we've only just met, I'll give you a hint as to the type of person that I am. I'm not the type of person that'll stab you in the back. You treat the crew well and try your damnedest to keep them all alive then I'll be right there with you. If you so much as breathe a word that any of us are expendable... I'll end you. I've seen too many captains put their own personal bullshit ahead of the rest of us... but if you're not that type of person... you shouldn't have to worry about me." The Asian man said as he took another drink.

It was at that moment that Caim, Fionn and Cadolbolg (who had ran into the men as they traversed the halls towards the Canteen) entered. Puce gave his mute comrade a nod and made room at the table for the three.

"Caim, Cadolbolg... heard a bunch of racket coming from the training rooms. Please don't tell me there's gonna be a mess for me to repair." Puce said with a chuckle, his mood clearly changing now that he was in familiar company.

"Not I, Creator Puce. I just woke from a nice nap." Cadolbolg croaked with a smile.


Kurumu and Kyre:

Kurumu sighed with relief as Kyre fell asleep and as she the girl did, Kurumu's tail slowly crept up towards the girl's head. Kyre was too much of a danger to the rest of the crew to be allowed to continue to exist this way. She could either end her now while she slept, making it as quick and painless as possible or... she could try to fix her one last time.


Ku paused for a moment as she looked at Blackharte with a bit of alarm.

"Master Blackharte. I feel that I should inform you that the Mistress is about to enter Young Kyre's dreams once more." The Phantasm said with alarm.


Elena and David:

Elena looked surprised for a moment before she nodded. He was such a sweetheart. Of course she didn't know that he had a full list of excuses why they shouldn't watch the rest of the saga, but he didn't need it. She had been thoroughly bored with it within the first 5 minutes... where as David looked engrossed (faked probably but you never know). Neither of them would ever admit that they hated the movie to each other and had remained silent suffers of Stephanie Meyers.

"Come on, big boy. Let's go do something a bit more fun." She said as she also grabbed a box of ammo and David's M500 and started heading towards the hanger.


Mark, Jake, Teri and Rugal:

Mark wasn't about to force the issue with Teri since he knew all about what she had been going through. One simply needed to pay attention to the plot lines to understand that she was going through a bit of the ole PTSD. Instead of pressing her on the issue, however, he spotted Rugal.

"So... this is the all powerful Rugal eh? Funny... he doesn't look like much." The Dramatist said as he winded up and delivered a punch to Rugal's face. Only... there was no contact. Mark's fist passed harmlessly through the blind man's face.

"A wise guy eh?" This line was delivered 3 stooges style as Mark poked Rugal's empty eye sockets before he finally delivered the piece de la resistance... he made his face come out of Rugal's belly.

"Shhhh... don't tell Ripley that I'm here." He said before he sat down next to Teri.

AIM

Inuart shrugged at his eyes new appearance, but took it stride. If anything; it reminded him of the dragons; which were powerful unto themselves. But, he hoped he could surpass even them with his new-found strength.

Med Bay
Teri looked at Kalastryn with anticipation and confusion, but decided to bite; but first, answered Rugal: "I'll be okay. So long as no one decides to pull me into another 'loving embrace' I'll be fine. I... I just don't like people touching me."

"Which makes sense, as being bound is a trigger for the episodes."

"DIMITRI! Please! I would like it if you didn't say anything else about that!"

*sigh* "Yes Madam."

Teri held her face in her hands, and shuddered a little, "As for your question, Kalastryn, I can; but it takes effort, like anything else. I certainly hope you mean nothing sentient. And Mark, STOP THAT! Even if he can't see you, and I mean that in the best way Mr. Bernstein, that's rude! And, do you think you could scootch a little to the left? You're a little too close for comfort, touching or no..."

Canteen

Caim covered his face with a palm for a moment, and his 'voice' said, "Something about a machine going haywire and popping out one to many enemies for some weak trainees. This guy here and I took care of the brunt of it. No biggie."

Rugal
"WHAT THE!?" Rugal let out when Jake talked, unaware he was sitting right next to him.
"Jake!?...GODDAMMIT! People, tell me these things. Jesus, I might need to put bells on the lot of you!" He said, feeling rather embarrassed.
"....Christ above, every time I walk into a room....Grrrr..."
A small disappointed look crept onto his face, this is what he would have to deal with for the rest of hi-
No! They WERE going to give him his vision back! Otherwise, He'll kill them all!....
Somehow.
"...No but really, tell me next time, I wasn't aware you were even there..."
Then Mark chimed in,
"Who said that!?....WHO ARE YOU?!" He shouted as Mark prodded and poked him, Rugal not feeling a thing.
It was funny, but there was a hint of guilt as they were making fun of a blind man.
"DAMN IT! TELL ME WHO ARE YOU!"
The shenanigans ended once Teri called for it.
"Mark is it?!...What did you do? TELL ME!" He shouted, his hands out feeling for Mark, ready to choke the life out of him.

David West
Phew, I was worried for a moment there David thought as he was finally free from the grasp of Twilight.
He followed Elena towards the hanger, rather glad to leave.
"So what's the plan? Flying Disks? Birds? stuff you throw out of the Airship?" He asked, iching to shoot something and pretend it was a teenage vampire.

Dimension: Avatar Adventures Universe

Location: Bridge | Bismark II | Lunar Orbit
Time: Spaaaace

Natalia Kassle and Cortex:

Natalia Kassle was in the middle of observing the D.Angel fleet when the call from Cortex was routed through to her console.

"AIM?!? What do those cretins want? Can't they see that we're in the middle of something here?" The new Hammer Fuhrer exclaimed in exasperation before she opened the video conferencing line with Cortex, flashing him the best smile that he'd ever seen in his life.

"Cortex, Dahling. Do what do I owe the pleasure of this call?" She asked, not breaking Cortex from his belief that he was making Natalia's day just calling her.

He answered...

"You want the mutated bitch? Well... you can have it but you've got to do a little something for... your little Natalia. Would you please, Cor-sexy? I'll send the girl along with a genetic sample of Ekou... yeah... our former Furher. I need you to bring him back... but dollify him. Make him loyal only to me." The Former Danger Girl said with a smile.

"Would you please... do that for me."

Dimension: Avatar Adventures Universe

Location: Airship Rising Dawn | In Transit to South America
Time: Night | January 1st

Puce, Tajuh, Caim, Cadolbolg and Fionn:

Puce sighed as he thought of the damage that Caim himself could inflict but if it took Caim and this stranger to take care of the issue.

"VISCUS!!!!" Puce called out to the ship's intergrated A.I.

"Mind explaining what the hell that was all about in the training room? It's a training room... do you understand what that mean you piece of crap A.I.?"


David and Elena:

Elena smiled at David as they reached the hanger and she created a couple of portals, one next to her and few outside the ship.

"I'm sorry David. I just ... couldn't stand those movies. I know that you smiled through them... but I'm sorry, love. I just can't sit through another one." David's love said as she dropped on of the disks through a portal, took aim with David's M500 and blasted the disc as soon as it emerged randomly from the portal array outside the hanger.


Mark, Jake, Teri and Rugal:

The Dramatist sighed for a moment and scooted over away from Teri as he looked at her with a mild bit of concern. Clearly she wasn't taking this whole Bruiser business too well. There were ways that he could help her out with this but... they were extreme.

"Mark is it?!...What did you do? TELL ME!"

Now this was a bit of a surprise. The fact that Rugal was addressing him. He had meant to only reveal himself to his fellow Writers but...

">>Add client Rugal Bernstein" Mark muttered allowing him to be heard by Rugal.

"Well... you tell me, Rugal. What exactly did I do to you?" He asked as he interfaced with Rugal's optic nerves and replayed exactly what he had done to Rugal for the man to see. As Rugal was seeing things from Mark's perspective, Mark turned back to Teri.

"Hey T. I know you're probably not gonna wanna talk about it... but... whenever you're ready..." He let the words trail off. Sappy was not his forte, sappy was usually replaced with humor. It was part of how he dealt with uncomfortable situations growing up.

"Like I told Jake... I got your back. Even Superman needed help from Lois every so often." The Dramatist said with a smile.

Dimension: Avatar Adventures Universe

Location: The Boss's Office | Heaven
Time: Timeless

Lucifer and Devon:

He nodded and knelt down to Azrael's level. "Hey, don't worry. I don't have one any more, either. Don't know exactly why, but that's nothing to concern yourself with. Take care, Azrael!" When the facet of Death ran off, the young man approached Lucifer. "You know, I never flew a kite back home, and a lot of that wasn't me pulling the kite along. Could it have something to do with the wind?" Although Devon didn't know when to stop sometimes, there were a few times that he managed to hit the nail on the head.


Dimension: Avatar Adventures Universe

Location: Airship Rising Dawn | In Transit to South America
Time: Night | January 1st

Puce, Tajuh, Caim, Cadolbolg and Fionn:

After he was released Tajuh shook his head and looked the Asian straight in the eyes, that incident doing much to sober him up. "I don't know what you have me pegged for, but I am not the type to casually throw lives away. I've worked hard with the last Kurumu clone on the deck to ensure this ship runs smoothly, and I have flown under a man that saw his men as chess pieces. Believe me, he did not have my respect nor do I ever hope to be like that."

The caucasian rubbed his wrists as he continued. "Personally, I hate being a commander. Can't stand it. It's why I'm stepping down when we get rid of Tomoya. And when that time comes, I'll not have abused any of you for my own personal gain. I will throw this out there though: when the time comes, do not restrict me to the bridge. It may not make sense now, but it will when the time comes. Am I understood?"

Med Bay

A smile flickered on the girl's face for a moment, and then it went away, clearly from being reminded of what rendered her weak at the knees.

"Even if I'm sick at the moment, I'm still Klark. Don't forget that, okay? So please, worry about yourselves. As for you, Mr. Bernstein, Mark is another like me and Jake. He's a bit more... Er, tricky about things. For the moment, I think he's making you see things as he does, or something like that. But don't take it as Malice, please?"

She rubbed her eyes a little, and took a large gulp of the ice water. It was soothing after the few bouts of stomach acid she had to deal with.

Cortex
Cortex knew Natalia's type, pure show off, she wasn't into him and was most likely angry to even talk to him.
Still, he liked the affection, fake or not.
"Really?...Is that all?...Please, remember who you are talking to..." He said before he dramtically stood up on his chair in some kind of strong man pose and shouted "THE MASTER OF SCIENCEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEE!.....So yeah, I can do that, Sure. Just.....err....make sure the Sample and the Girl are separated. I know how you Hammer types are like. Pleasure meeting you, I'll send him over with the next Arms request. BYE~!"
He then shut the feed and leaned back on his chair, rather content with himself.

Rugal
"EAH!....What?....I can See?!....I CAN SEE AG-........Ohhhhhhh...." Rugal reacted, his anger reaching new levels.
"Oh what I am going to do to y-AHHH!" He cried out, in his blind fury, he ended up tripping over the leg of one of the chairs and went shoulder first into one the counters.
A few suppressed laughs were had at the King's expense.
He clinched his fist as he picked himself up off the ground.
Then he felt blood run down his face again from his eye sockets.
"...What?.....grrrrr, Not again!" He sighed as he began looking for tissues to clean it up with.

Viscus
The intercom for the canteen came on:
"I am fully aware of what happened. I was counting on it. Angel AI's managed to board the ship during a attempt to track Tomoya. I was monitoring them, waiting for them to send a transmission to their leaders. I understand that my efforts were in vain and I accept full responsibility for what happened....
...
...Is that all?"
He said in his robotic tone of voice, his question at the end proving this was a half apology.

David West
"Hey...As long as it ain't Seamus Moore, I'll live." David answered as he began to keenly snipe each target Elena threw out.
"There are other movies you know. MUCH better ones. There's ones with Action-"
He did a dramatic dive straight from a John Woo Film as he shot a target.
"-Ones with Adventure-"
Firing a shot at a crane handle to make it fall and give him something to swig off as he hit another target.
"Wait-whoa-CRAP!" He let out before he smashed into the side of the Hanger as he was unable to stop.
He soon picked himself up though, wincing a little.
"....and ones with Comedy....ow..."


Kud & Melethia.
Location: Rising Dawn, Armory.
Time: 5 Am.

Kud was startled as she was dragged off to the training room/Dojo with Melethia. The weight of the two weapons on her made her heavily, though she was pretty light off to begin with.

So the two walk to the training room as the sun was starting to Rise over the Rising Dawn.

Riki.

Meanwhile in the couple's room, the boy Riki woke up to the sun Rising over the bed and face face. Looking around he was pretty confused until he remembered everything. "Oh... yeah... this is the Rising Dawn... ugh" He muttered to himself as he looked around for his younger lover. "Hmm... it seems Kud got up before me... how does she get her energy." Riki yawned as he got out of the bed and started to get ready for the new day.


Dark Tomoya.
Location: Lightning Archangel Fleet, Blackhawke.
Star System: Aegis 522.
Time: N/A.

After an hour of torturing his own writer, Dark Tomoya got quickly bored as Shaun descended into unconsciousness time after time. Walking out back onto the bridge, he pulled the holographic screen from his computer watch and decided to see what everyone was up to. "Hmm is that right." He muttered to no one as he flicked off the screen with a single swipe. "Everyone, prepare for star travel. Set coordinated to 1788871. It seems someone is looking upon us and it is time to lose them. Drop a EMP bomb as we leave, activate scramblers once we arrive... and for fuck sakes, activate the stealth field!" He started to Command the fleet of many, many ships.

"Also get a drop pod ready and activate a portal to... hmm... ahh coordinates Earth 591109... I'm leaving for a while." Dark Tomoya smirked but Storm intervened, "But Tomoya-" He said but was cut off by his dark glare. Storm simply nodded to his command, "Good I was getting bored anyway... cover for me Storm whilst I am gone."

He started to laugh all the way through-out the ship until he reached the hangers.

A few second later a drop-pod fell from the hanger and into a portal, but nothing could see this due to the many ships traveling trough portals and dropping EMP bombs behind them. The ships exited through into a unknown universe where lightning and electricity ruled over all.

(Also this isn't a part of the arch.)
Meanwhile.
Location: A small town between the US and Canada.

The sky changed from clear night to cloudy black as lightning crackled in the sky, it created a portal which opened up near a mountain range near the town. A fiery ball of metal hit a couple of mountains and landed in the large forest a short while away from the town. The towns people started to gather an investigation for the object. A small crowd were on the edge of the forest. "What shall we do mayor... it's going to get too dark to search soon." One townsman cried out, "Calm down, everyone... calm down, we shall look tomorrow, all of your scatter back to your cabins and homes!" The Mayor yelled out, the crowed soon disbanded and the Mayor looked out to the forest in concern.

Meanwhile.

As the wreckage of the drop pod was in flames, the infamous Dark figure climbed out from the wreckage and fell on the snow. "Well... that was different." Dark Tomoya said as the looked at his surroundings and saw a forest. "... fuck... I'm so killing Jenkins because of this!" He yelled out to himself as he looked below and found snow and a cold atmosphere. "Ugh... fine. This place will have to do." Dark Tomoya said as he put his hood on and started to walk towards the town. "30 days of night... how blissful for death." He laughed to himself.

Diablo1099:
Is he now?

Teri's protective instinct took over at that moment; and when she scribbled into the tablet; a bright green potion appeared in her hands, and she (shakily) forced herself out of the bed.

"MR. BERNSTEIN! Stay still I'll be right there; AUGH!"

"Madam, Please! Someone else can help him!"

As she was getting out; she fell to the floor in a heap, the potion safe from the fall. With a tired smile, she made her way back up from the floor, and wobbled to the King of Fighters.

"I'm a medic, this is my job, Dimitri. If I can't help my friends, then who can I help? Now stay still, Mr. Bernstein the potion might feel a little funny."

After helping Rugal to his chair, Teri began to diligently apply potion to his bleeding socket, despite the heavy sweat bearing down on her brow.

bluerocker:
Night all

"Ah....Who keeps moving the damn tissues!?" Rugal said as Teri began to move, much to the protest of everyone.
"Look, Ms. Gravel. All I need is something to wipe this up with before my suit is ruined, It's okay. You can stay put." He said, bumping into the counter as he turned back to face it again in his search.
Despite his pleas otherwise, Teri led him back into a chair as she closed up the bleeding wound again.
"....Thank you...Now, get some bed rest. It's just some bleeding...nothing major..." He said, Gently helping the writer back to her bed.
"....Well.....As you were...." He said before he grabbed his cane and left the Med-Bay.
God, it's like I'm 18 again....

Dimension: Avatar Adventures Universe

Location: Bridge | Bismark II | Lunar Orbit
Time: Spaaaace

Natalia Kassle:

Natalia frowned as she hung up with Cortex.

"Tell von Cripplor to ship out the body, minus the samples that he wants to keep. Also send a couple of Ekou's samples. Oh and... if that asshole doesn't come through, place a bit of insurance into the bitch's corpse." The Hammer Fuhrer ordered.

She despised working with non-believers but AIM was an important supplier of weapons and tech to the Hammer Cause.

"Mein Furher... Several drop pods have been dispatched from the Dark Angel fleet." The massive Major Maxim reported.

"Keep track of them. No contact. I want to know what they're doing."


Dimension: Avatar Adventures Universe

Location: The Boss's Office | Heaven
Time: Timeless

Lucifer and Devon:

Lucifer's mouth opened as if he going to say something but shut it. He wasn't going to play Yoda to this Padawan. Instead he asked:

"So... how exactly are you feeling? Your arms better?" The Former Daemon now Archangel asked as he continued observing Devon. He wanted to ensure that there weren't any ill effects due to Devon's manipulation of the Wind.


Dimension: Avatar Adventures Universe

Location: Airship Rising Dawn | In Transit to South America
Time: Night | January 1st

Puce, Tajuh, Caim, Cadolbolg and Fionn:

Puce looked at Tajuh for a moment as if he was looking at something other than the man. He was, in fact looking at the man's aura, correction, he was looking at how truthful the man was being and as far as he could tell, Tajuh was being truthful.

"Alright. So... maybe we got off on the wrong foot. Just... these walls bring back memories every so often." The Ener-Mancer said as he looked at the corner were Red Mage used to sit, then to the spot where Tao used to eat her steamed buns. Even to the spot where Chrysalis had revealed herself to the rest of the crew.

He ignored the report from Viscus and continued to drink.

"What a waste..." Puce muttered.


David and Elena:

Elena could only laugh as she covered half of her face with a hand before she walked over to pick David up off the ground.

"You forgot the second gun and the doves." She said in reference to John Woo movies, clearly she knew something more than Vampires and Werewolves in movies.

"We could always watch the Bourne Trilogy. I think that's more up your alley, Mr. Woo." She said with a smile as she tossed another of the Twilight discs through a portal, grabbed David's gun as well as hers and blasted it into a silvery confetti.


Mark, Jake, Teri and Rugal

Mark smirked for a moment, knowing that he was safest of the bunch at the moment, even if Klaara was about to bring on the full wrath of the Lord of Nightmares. There was still the fact that Teri and Jake were in more immediate danger. So he did what anyone else would do in when faced with that little dilemma... he lied.

"You got my word on that." He responded to Teri's advice about worrying about himself.

"Warning... injury detected. Initiating healing sequence..."

"Wait... what?" Mark asked aloud to the voice that no one else could hear and that's about when it happened.

Mark's typical clothing, was replaced by a old style sexy nurse outfit.

"OW OW OW OW! That chafes! OW OW OW OW"

"Commence bio-hazardous waste disposal" A.I. Vermilion's voice continued in Mark's head, forcing the Dramatist to walk over to where Rugal's eye blood was pooling up. The Writer grabbed a mop and began mopping up the grisly mess while looking a bit ridiculous doing it.

"A.I. Vermilion, cancel alarm!" Mark muttered internally, desperate to stop his own embarrassment.

"Request Denied...


Kud & Melethia.
Location: Rising Dawn, Armory.
Time: 5 Am.

Melethia started out by pulling two dulled blades from one of her pouches and sized up the girl. "Okay, Try to hit me. It's the only way you're gonna learn, and it's not like you can hurt me anyway." The girl stood in a slight defensive stance and easily stepped aside when Kud wildly swung at her before thwacking Kud on the leg. "No, not like that. You're gonna throw off your balance like that, and it leaves ya wide open. Now try again, and with some more control!"

Dimension: Avatar Adventures Universe

Location: The Boss's Office | Heaven
Time: Timeless

Lucifer and Devon:

He shrugged. "All the numbness is finally all worked out, and I'm feeling pretty good. I've even gotten used to the air here, so no more coughing and wheezing." After the talk, he started doing some weird motions, trying to feel out how he would move the air that looked completely absurd to almost anyone watching, then stopped out of nervousness. "I'm looking like a fool right now, aren't I?"


Dimension: Avatar Adventures Universe

Location: Airship Rising Dawn | In Transit to South America
Time: Night | January 1st

Puce, Tajuh, Caim, Cadolbolg and Fionn:

Tajuh nodded. "We all have places that'll bring back memories. The only difference is that I usually stay away from those areas, since I'd rather not see those memories. You know how it is, though. You always end up getting pulled back in, no matter how much you'd like it to stop calling." The man pulled out a jade colored dagger teemed with magic around it, and the Energy Conduit could instinctively tell it held a story all its own. "Sometimes, you've just got to keep putting one foot in front of the other and keep moving, no matter how much you want to turn around and stay in the past."


Mark, Jake, Teri, Slindis and Rugal

The paladin woke up from the small rest she had fallen into to see Teri tending to Rugal's wounds and yawned, rubbing her eyes before speaking. "Teri, please get some rest. If you're tired, how can you expect to perform at your best?" The Cleric-in-training could tell that Slindis was concerned for her, but it was equally scary to think that she had slept with nobody noticing. Did her teacher sleep with her eyes open?

Disasterchild:
I did say "Pod" and not "Pods"... right? ... but whatever.


Kud & Melethia.
Location: Rising Dawn, Armory.
Time: 5 Am.

Awkwardly catching the dulled blade in both her hands, Kud was scared about fighting and blood shed, she was never one to fight or be hostile due to her personality. Kud mustered up her courage to face the younger girl...

"Have courage" A voice called to her. (It was also the captcha so... XD)

"Wafu!" Kud yelped as she was hit on the leg. She jumped back and rubbed it to hear Melethia, Kud got back up and told herself to use her agility to her advantage. Back in her world, she was the best catcher on the Little Buster baseball team, she could catch almost anything.

Kud now lunged at the young elven girl, but used her agility to add more control to the swing.

Riki.
Meanwhile

Riki had washed himself from and ridden himself from the stew. Once he had dressed he left the room, noting that Kud had the keys. "Ahh... where could she be?" He sighed and started his search for Kud or someone else on the ship.

Dark Tomoya.
Location: Alaska, Small town, outer forest.
Time: 1 am.

As D.Tomoya's pod was launched, other empty pods were launched towards Earth as well. One to Tokyo, one to Sydney and one to England. These others pods acted as decoys for Tomoya and allowed him to land in Alaska safely and with a small trace left behind him. Well the only thing that he is going to leave behind is red snow, dead bodies and a burning village. With that image in his mind, Tomoya could only smirked as he whistled as he slowly entered the village, but not before he heard several growls behind him... wolves.

"Ooh... I was starting to feel hungry... come here doggy~" He said as his dark red eyes began to glow. The wolves were easily intimidated and tried to run away, but not before the alpha wolf was speared by a dark katana and pinned to the tree. Tomoya then decided he would have a bite before having the main meal.

Teri gave a yawn after she was put back in bed; but nearly jumped out of her skin when she heard her teacher speak.

"How did you sleep during all that?!"

"Skill, Madam. Anything as such takes it."

The Writer would have glared at her AI, were it not for that fact that he lived in her Tablet, and would have looked plain silly. Flopping back on her bed, she gave a light sigh and gave a little wave to her friends, deciding to keep watching what her friends were doing before allowing her allowing herself to fall to sleep.

The (Un)Real World
Location: Perth | Australia
Time:New Year's Day

Klaara paused, another angry scowl crawled across her face, and her eyes pierced Mark with a disapproving glare, "What the fuck made you think I cared about your due process. You won't be able to stop me from doing as I please."

She dabbed the wound on her right arm and swiped it on Mark's arm, causing his immediate body to turn numb. With that Klaara stood up and left the restaurant.

---

Avatar Adventure
Location: Rising Dawn
Time: Night

BlackHarte stumbled in his step when Ku reported that Kurumu was trying to enter Kyre's mind. He immediately caught hit step and dashed madly toward Kyre's location, taking out the orange flame that he held in his right hand. "Come with me quickly! There is little time!"

He gritted his teeth and turned a corner sharply, Stupid organics and their stupid emotions. Things will not end well for you Kurumu Kurono.

---

Kurumu touched the girl's neck with her tail and tried to enter Kyre's mind. That was her first mistake.

The Succubus found herself in absent creation. An endless void of a mind. This girl dreamed no dreams, and thought no thoughts. It was utter and complete terror. The shadows wrapped themselves around her body and choked her, filling her self and trying to consume what little conviction she had in her mind.

It was this blackness that obscured her vision and her thoughts, Kurumu felt a great urge within her rise. Hunger, lust, thirst. All of them contended for her conscious thought, and they began to conflict against each other, to tear down her being, to shatter the memories of Kurumu Kurono into shards of emptiness to be cast to the winds.

This blackness was going to kill her.

Then a great orange flame spread across the void and consumed Kurumu, and tugged hard. The heat burned her skin, singed her hair, and boiled her blood, but it also burned away the darkness. Then tis burning fire pulled on her, and the pain was sharp and fast. It was as if the bottom of her body was torn from the top of her body.

Then Kurumu woke up, BlackHarte's hand was holding her chest.. as in, it was inside of her chest holding her beating heart.

"I thought I said that you should leave it to me..."

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