My tulpa reappears near Zombie, having dispersed when Salt began discussing domestic arrangements. He telepathically links with Sigma.
"Hey man what up?"
The telepathic link reaches into the darkness to find me, but I am no longer anywhere. And from that shadow-realm, something reaches back
"I'm getting some interference, hold up a sec." I climb to the highest point of the mall use the mall itself as a channel for my telepathy. "Where are you?"
"W̨̛̰̩̥͇̜̦̱̬͐̌̋̾̎ͦ̀ô̵͖͚̮̤͚͖͓ͦͪ͐̏ͥ͢ù̷̧͉̮͇͖̆ͮ̔̃ͪḻ̼̰̈́̓́d̵̛͉̩̻̈͑̽̉ͪ̑ͤͫ̾͡ ̦̲͖̘͍͍̳̜ͤ̒͋̐͢y̱̺̞̰ͤ͝o̫̤͍͕̯͍̪ͨͧ͟u͕͕̪̮̼̭͎̎̍ belive me if I told you I had no idea??"
"Did you think I wouldn't?"
I look around, scanning my surroundings. I seem to be on a raised plinth of some sort, with circular steps around it. As far as the eye can see, bookshelves stretch off in all directions. Looking up, there is another floor, and another, stretching off into infinity. In the distance, moving vaulting over shelves and scrabbling across stairwells, many-legged creatures scurry.
"I think I'm in a Library."
"WELL HOT DIGGETY DAMN! I'll be right over!" My tulpa appears next to Sigma before exploding in a cloud of thought energy. Particle lights swirl and hum as a tulpa reappears in the mall, transparent and weakened. The cloud of lights around Sigma and the tulpa in the mall speak simultaneously. I'm glad I'm not alive to feel how much this hurts."
I walk over to Paddy's tulpa(?). "Hey, dude. You got any change?"
I scream and stumble backwards from the cloud of thoughts, tripping over the em of my dress and falling over. Something small and indistinct skitters out of my pocket and is soon lost in between the shelves.
"Don't sneak up on me like that!"
"I'm sorry dude I thought you'd be expecting me! Uh, not dude I guess. Sorry."
"I'm still a guy, Paddy"
I get to my feet and adjust my corset, again. It needs to be restringed. The Seamstress Guild won't be happy.
"Any idea where we are?"
"FUCK NO! owowowowowowow. Nice dress, hook me up with whoever made up after this. ANd how would i know ehwre we are i came here because oyu said there werre books?""
I look down at my outfit, still damp after the pool dimension.
"Thanks. It's standard-issue. And yeah look around. Theres loads of books."
I look down at the floor, and notice a piece of paper. Bending down to pick it up, I show it to the half-Tulpa.
"Hey look an advertisement. Maybe there's a Seamstress Inn around here."
"Standard issue for who? And I can't exactly put on a dress like this can I?"
"For practicing members of the Seamstress Guild silly."
"HHHHowww do i join this hting>"
I then realize that Paddy's tulpa isn't actually there, and I wonder to myself if my fever dream will ever end.
I turn to Paddy.
"Here fill out this form."
Out of boredom I give Trilby a hair cut.
OOC: HA HA payback time
"zombie why are you giving Trilby a haircut?"
"Because I want to? Duh. We all need hair cuts, considering we haven't had any for weeks/months/years."
"that's true but i don't know if i could trust you with my hair or scissors for that my matter, you may cut my throat with em so i'll do it myself when i can but for now i'll just shave my beard a little" i say picking a razor and start to shave my beard off
OOC:-looks at the forum's tile- oh shit we're nearing the end
[OOC: Nah, we're at the end of this act and we're nearly done with Paddy's quest.]
"Pfft. You call that a beard? It's barely a stubble."
I check my hair in a mirror.
I put on a trilby, then punch Woon's wrist, causing him to cut his throat with the razor.
"No problem Tril!"
I proceed to give Tox a hair cut.
"Lemme just. Nope can't do it. Save that for the real me."
OOC: oh good i thought the forum was ending for a minute then.
"damnit" i die and then respawn "what the hell was that for?"
"I was just giving you..."
I run into a store, grab a pair of sunglasses, then run back out and put the glasses on.
"A close shave."
suddenly "AW YYYYYYYYYYYYEEEEEEEEEEAAAAAAAAAAHHHHHHHHHHHHHHH!"
I cover my ears.
"Never. Ever. Do that again."
I chainsaw Woon in half.
i respawn "meh i had my fun"
I push Zombie the fuck away and look at a mirror. "OH MY GOD, I... Hey, I actually look kinda good with that 'do."
"So, what's happening?" I ask, walking over to the group.
"not much just zombie giving everyone haircuts" i say turning to knife