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[IC] A Journey through Space and Time!

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Re: [IC] A Journey through Space and Time!

Post by Fireynay » Sun Jun 24, 2018 1:59 am

Nay stared dumbly out of the window throughout the whole journey home, she was too tired to concentrate on anything but keeping herself awake long enough to make it to her room. Although all her injuries had been healed thanks to Lumeus, a dull ache persisted in her arm and she held it close to her chest protectively.

While Red's blatant disregard for the secrecy required so as to not alarm the human would normally have horrified Nay, she barely noticed, giving no outward sign that she had even noticed other than a slight furrowing of her brow. The tension exacerbated her pounding headache though, so it lasted barely a second before disappearing again. As soon as the car stopped Nay stumbled out. Without a backwards glance she headed back to her room where she flopped on to her bed fully dressed and immediately fell in to a deep sleep.
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Re: [IC] A Journey through Space and Time!

Post by Moccasin » Sun Jun 24, 2018 6:50 am

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Moccasin, Rick

MOQ sighed as she settled into her bath, rose petals with lavender and coconut milk. “You spoil me, Crimson.”

“Anything for you, girlfriend *sassy finger snap*.”

As the ship’s robotic voice left her chambers, MOQ laid her head back on the backboard, her hand hanging lazily over the edge of the tub. The day had been a whirl. She hadn’t fought like that in ages and she was a little rusty. Years of private security had made her weak, though she’d scarcely admit it. At one point she trained to be a warrior, a specialist eager to enter the battle against the Green Hive. After the assassination of her Princess, she could’ve died for the cause.

That kind of life was galaxies away from her now. Dimensions and fractals separated her from her original purpose until she could no longer feel the pulse of the hive. It was almost as if she had become deaf from all the noise and the glamor of stardom, and now she lay mute in a pool of essential oils and regret.

“Right, I think I’m done being alone.” MOQ slipped on her bathrobe as the bath emptied, petals shriveling up as the incinerator burned off every trace other than the stale perfume of burnt roses. MOQ glanced around the room for her bunny slippers, before clicking her tongue and reaching under her bed for the twins. “There you are.”

For the next half-hour, she roamed around the ship, glancing at the walls and making little stories out of the marks. Eventually, she made her way to the lounge, the smell of sausage clashing with her perfume. She stared at Rick in the doorway, alone with his potato.

“Hey Red.”

Red looked up from the smorgasbord of food he was currently picking at; a nibble of prime rib, a bite of spiced sausage, a whole cracker slathered with goat cheese and apricot jelly, generally stuffing his face to distract from that gnawing feeling of guilt that had made its home in his chest ever since they left the mine. Now MOQ was here, probably about to give him a piece of her mind and he knew he would deserve it.

“You’re looking fresh, wanna eat?” Red motioned to the table of food with the hand holding his plate, a welcoming smile on his face and goat cheese in the corners of his mouth.

MOQ blinked, eyeing the schmutz on his face. His cheerfulness was suspicious, especially after what happened in the cave. However, ignoring her intuition, she merely smiled and grabbed a plate of cheese and crackers. “That was quite a fight down there, wasn’t it?" She pressed her lips together, pretending to inspect her food. “I’m glad we made it out alive,” she said with an uncharacteristic edge, giving him an odd smile. She walked over to Rick, her slippers making soft squeaking noises on the hard floor. “So… What’s the plan, Captain? Where we headed next?”

Red clenched his jaw; the Collectivites had been lucky to make it out alive. To go up against shadow version of Palacia and him was no small feat, especially since shadow Red had a better grasp of Quetzalcoatl’s power than Red. Someone could have died and it would have been on his head.

“I, uh, I don’t know, we’ll see when the rest get here. That hitchhiker we picked up might have somewhere interesting or else he’s getting thrown out of the airlock,” Red wiped his mouth with the back of his hand, his appetite suddenly vanishing.

Red placed his plate on the table and leaned back on the couch,” So, how did you do against shadow me?”

“I cut him into pieces.” MOQ grabbed a cracker from her plate delicately, savoring the goat cheese with an almost malicious crunch. “Do you trust him?”

“The hitchhiker I mean. How do we know he didn’t have anything to do with what happened at the cave? Dude with strange abilities just happens at the same site where we all get abducted by a shadow demon. A little sketchy, don’t you think?”

“If life has shown me anything, is that it’s unpredictable, but you’re right. After what happened I shouldn’t be so careless. He did help out, but we can always interrogate him. With our little group I'm sure we can find out exactly who he is, and if he proves to be trouble Crimson will blast his ass into space.”

“As long as you trust him.” MOQ glanced down at her getup. “Right, I’m going to take this beautiful goat cheese to my room and then I’m going to change.” The alien shuffled towards the doorway, before glancing back. “Don’t feel too bad, Rick. Days from now, it’ll just be a fun story we can look back on.”

Red chuckled in an attempt to hide his discomfort at the fact that MOQ had seen through him as she walked out of the lounge. He ran his hands through his hair and pressed the intercom button on his communicator.

“Foods getting cold, people, get your asses to the lounge.”

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Re: [IC] A Journey through Space and Time!

Post by Glassdoor » Sun Jun 24, 2018 8:04 am

Lester stayed silent for the whole ride to the Crimson, thinking about what had happenned during their stay at the mines, idly examining his levitating tome's lock, pulling at it from time to time lightly. Strangely enough, Tommy didn't react to either, it didn't even do its usual levitating, simply lying on Librarian's lap.

Once they arrived at the ship, Lester drew the Library's Homing Rune on the floor (ignoring Crimson's loud protest) and, without saying a word, teleported into the Library. A short note appeared on the Rune right after, reading "If my attendance is needed, please stand in the middle of the circle."

"I need to make a decission, Tommy." Lester wandered along the Library's shelves with his hands behind his back. "It is clear that the definitive majority of the expedition's members far surpass my skills as a Librarian. All I did was create a protective bubble and provide a distraction. And after that I was useless." The tome hanged from the Librarian's belt, seemingly unresponsive, but Lester turned his gaze towards the book, wincing angrily. "Yes, I know that was not 'nothing'. But I cannot be caught off-guard like that! The amount of mana my body is able to hold is ridiculously small, compared to the Librarians before me! Remember Dexter Gladstone? He didn't even need to use spells! I need power, Tommy, and we both know how I can get it." Lester's movements became more and more rapid and chaotic. "Yes, I do realise that it is irreversible and the effects it has on one's mind! That's why I'm still having doubts." Lester stopped suddenly. "'Ask the others' you say? That... That might actually be a good idea. Yeah, I think I'll do that. But for now, I need to rest, Tommy. Bring me a flask of Rex's Relaxator, would ya?" The levitating tome disappeared with a silent puff as the Librarian sat on one of hundreds of comfy armchairs laying around in the Library.

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Re: [IC] A Journey through Space and Time!

Post by Sea Lion224 » Sun Jun 24, 2018 10:40 am

"I can't help it if I molt," Alexander countered, walking over to the table and grabbing a plate.
"I said, do you hear me?"
The ship's sharp tone made the bird flinch. He sighed, head bowed and shoulders slumped. "Yes, Crimson. Sorry."
"Much better. Thank you," she said firmly.
Placing a slice of bread on his plate, Alexander scooped some tuna and shredded cheddar cheese on it, then placed another slice on top. He added a sausage patty and some crackers smothered in peanut butter and put the plate on the table. Grabbing some silverware wrapped in a napkin, he placed it to the side. The bird headed over to sink and filled a plastic cup with cold water, before returning to the table and setting the drink down and sitting in a comfy armchair with a content sigh. After cutting his sandwich in half, he ate, cooing happily.

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Re: [IC] A Journey through Space and Time!

Post by The_Legion_Ex » Sun Jun 24, 2018 4:43 pm

Omega L finally finishes his very short pause, following his way towards where everyone else is dining on. He immediately tracks the nearest available chair and casually sits on it, crossing his legs as if nothing happened. He managed to arrange his respective utensils in a formalized manner, just right before proceeding to get his own share of every type of food on the table, carefully and strategically selecting the perfect ratio of food and arranging them in an organized manner. He then looks around, and begins to eat while concealing his face from everyone present.
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Re: [IC] A Journey through Space and Time!

Post by Cerulean » Wed Jul 11, 2018 1:11 pm

If anyone were to ask him why, Rich wouldn't really be able to give a satisfactory answer. He didn't realize that the day he would hop on a ship and go off planet would come so quickly. But here it was, as the young man stared up at the sky with blue eyes and shaky knees. You used to believe that space travel was out of his reach, along with easily throwing a bus the length of a football field. It still made him nervous, as he stood on top of his apartment building. His bags were packed and he was ready to go. Looking down, Rich wondered if what things that were packed are suitable for space. Hopefully his room had a bathroom, as well. As much as being around people made him happy, having a space of one's own was paramount. Not to mention he needed a place to put his stage face on. Tonight, however, it was already in place.

Then the young man just hoped he would be well liked. Thankfully, he had some new friends that were likely already on board. So the whole social things already had a handle on it. Taking in a deep breath, he flipped a switch in his jean pocket to start the broadcast to space.

It wasn't much. Just a call to the Collective in hopes that he would be beamed up by Scotty. - Something Something - "It's Rich." -Something Something- "I'm ready to rocket through space." -Something Something-

Scratching a head itch, Rich walked over to the edge and looked down at the street. He tried to take in all that he could. Just in case it was a long time before they were within sight again. The sounds of cars beeping and pedestrians doing god knows what to god knows who.

Actually maybe space is looking better by the minute.
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