|Start of scene 1: Finally! A fight!|
You walk into a very large restaurant with high ceilings that leave the rafters exposed. Fluroescent lamps hang from the ceiling, adding light to the place and tables. Windows adorn the sides of the place, looking out onto the chaos that is Twisted. On some of the walls are paintings, photographs, and some holograms of different B-movies, and a number of people who tend to visit the UR as they're singing karaoke. The hardwood bar rests at the back of the place, it's surface polished and shiny and all together spotless (most of the time). Behind the bar are various beverages that are servered and a giant mirror. There seems to be an inordant amount of different drinks. A large stage rests in one of the corners of the restaurant, with an amazing sound system and a few microphones strung about it. Multiple round wood tables are in the room, and a swing door leads into the kitchen. Another door leads to the dance club, and another to the gym. And of course, there's and exit outside. A large fireplace rests in one of the walls, with a beautiful stone chimney that flows up and out. A long spiral staircase rests near the entrance to the kitchen, leading to a second floor balcony that overlooks the UR itself. The lights up there are a bit dimmer than those down below.
Oblivion appears behind the bar, in nothing but his helmet, and a bright pink speedo "HELLOOOOOOOOO NEOTOKYO! oh.. wait. wrong greeting. sorry!"
The door of the UR flys open and a large Mr.Peanut walks in and sits down at the bar. "Gimme a shot of peanut oil...."
Oblivion stops, GASPS!, and points at the peanut in shock "CANNIBAL!"
Using the classic zipper gag, the peanut unzips himself to revel, a horse, a pale gray one to be exact. "Bahhhh."
Oblivion smiles, and nods "Oh, well, OK then" he poses all cutsey like "Like the speedo? Rezo the Pink gave it to me. Looks good, don't it?!? DON'T IT!?!?!?!?". His smile gains several dagrees of evil and insane both at the same time
Putting a hoof to it's chin the horse pretends to think....then it vanishes, leving Devi in it's wake. "Very dashin, ya know you dragged me from dealin with a problem? I finally got things it motion."
Meanwhile, outside the UR, a man looking like a mix of Dr.Frankenfurter and Rezo passes by the window. He LOOKS like Rezo, but he's wearing nothing but a neon-pink speedo, a matching cape, and a matching 'phantom of the opera' mask. He seems to be looking for someone, for he is moving quite quickly.
Oblivion tilts his head as his armor reappears on his person "Dealing with a problem, you say? Do tell! Problems are ALWAYS fun to deal with, specially if their tied up in a soundproof playroom!"
Devi grins evilly as she beings. "You know my absolute LOVE for Sun? Well, she had Lee, the body of Samantha. A powerhouse of evil shit. I have not only managed to get the body of Lee, but Tabitha, Sun's current fuck buddy, in my apartment."
Oblivion ssmmiilleess evily "Oh? DO go on! This i must hear. Sun i do know well. She's a pain in the ass, but easily manipulated. Her heart is on her sleeve."
Devi says, "I tried to get her to fight but... she flaked out on it. I really expected more of ... well.... somthing from her. I got alot of words and a few flexing mucles. I also had to swear that I wouldn't hurt Lee, or Tabitha and that when lee woke up, that she was the first notifed..." Devi grins. "Johnny's daggers would allow me to pull out small bits of that insane power at a time. He can't use them.. but Tabitha could, and so could I." Devi says, "Think of what that would allow."
Oblivion raises an eyebrow "What EXACTLY did you promise to, or not to, do? The EXACT wording?". He thinks on that "Well, a couple of things i can imagine doing. None of them pleasent.... for Sun and company!"
And in to the UR comes one of the nicest young ladies ever...or so it would seem if it were not for the fact she glows blue on a regular basis. Lucia takes a seat by herself, though she does notice Oblivion and Devi huddled together. And it occurrs to her that the looks on their faces aren't exactly...friendly.
Devi says, "My words, 'I, Devi, do swear on Johnny, Tenna and my..life.. that no harm shall come to the person in question, and that, upon her awakening, Sun and Tabitha shall be of the first informed."
Oblivion giggles like a schoolgirl.... in heavy black armor. The giggle turns to a snicker.... which in turn turns into a cackle, which then abruptly halts to his normal grinning facade "You never promised to not to anyting to Tabitha! So we can have fun with herrrrr!". Behind Lucia, a soft girlish giggle can be heard....
They could, possibly, do something to Tabitha...except, of course, they're cheerfully talking loudly enough for a goddess to hear. And a goddess heard. She hears the giggling behind her, but doesn't, for the moment, pay it any mind. She had been around in this world for some small time now and is starting to get used to some of it.
After a moment, a small doll-like being in a faded yellow kimono, and with long black hair covering its eyes, DARTS past her shoulder at high speed towards the pair, laughing softly
Devi says, "oh, I'm still taking what I need from Lee.. And it won't hurt her because she's in a coma and Sun'll never know because the wound won't show at all." Devi, grinning more waves in greeting to the tiny doll.
Oblivion looks aghast! "Oh, i had no IDEA you swung that way. Taking a girls virginity like that and all. How Romantic! Do make sure you clean up. Even if the blood stain usually IS small and the like."
After the doll flies over her shoulder, it occurrs to her she'd probably be wise to put a forcefield up...though a skintight one...and just relax a little more. The less she says or does, the more information she might get which would become useful later. She hadn't had much chance to do any good in this world...but it seems she'll have a chance now. She glows a little more obviously blue now, but is otherwise unchanged.
Devi flashes and is dressed in a pari of to tight jeans and a flannel shirt with the sleeves cut off, and a military hair cut. "I LOVE me them le-a-beans!" She snorts and returns to normal. "Hardly, I want the darkenss inside her. I want to use Johnny, and the will help me get a hold of him before the Doughboys fuck him up."
The doll flies back, and floats in front of Lucia's face, it's small mouth set in a twisted grin, which widens a bit, revealing rows of tiny, razor-sharp teeth. It just floats there for the moment, 'staring' blindly at her.....
Oblivion LAUGHS! "Oh, this has much potential! With THAT much power, killing Bob Sagat will be SIMPLE! NO MORE WILL I BE HAUNTED BY THAT HIS VISAGE ON FUNNIET VIDEOS! NO MORE!" He goes off ona cackeling fit from there....
Lucia watches the doll for a moment...and while it's rather annoying, she's determined it's probably not a nasty enough force to cause her forcefield serious problems. So she...mostly lets it float there if it wants to, and attempts to keep listening in on the coversation. She will have to move, and quickly, if she's to do any rescuing. But should she get help, or do this on her own? She should be able to do this...it'd be good for her to do some good for a change...but it always worked better, even back home, when other people were with her. Hmmm.
Devi says, "Thought you'd like it. I don't have to stab lee, all I have to do is scrape her, with the dagger, that's it." Devi watched before as Nny barly pricked her and Devi's whole home was destroyed by it. So, just a scrape should let it seep out slowly, and if she can power them......
Oblivion sneers at Devi "Powerful, you will become. I remember when that occured. You didn't know i was there, but i was indeed keeping tabs on the situation, for my own amusement. Such power could even go so far as to take over the dark side of the moon!". He slowly turns to Lucia, and smiiiiles evily. He then vanishes, leaving a mental command for Devi, Momo leaving with him to assist in performing whatever it is he has in mind.
The doll smiiiiles disturbingly twistedly, then vanishes with it's appearent master.
Lucia decides, once Oblivion leaves...one trick she's learned from humans is divide and conquer, after all...that once Oblivion leaves, she'll start looking for magical traces of the two people who need to be found. She's not worried about being alone, at the moment. Hmmm. At least the doll vanishes, that'll make it a little easier to concentrate. Now she just has to find them, and see what she and her magic can do about it.
Devi leans back and folds her hands, while bottles start slamming into the wall by Luica, repairing themselves and breaking around her agian. The noise is almost to much to handle, but Devi looks very placid as she waits for Luica to respond somehow.
Lucia eyes Devi for a moment. Apparently, her eavesdropping was noticed. Still, she's an easy answer for this. Lucia simply vanishes, and teleports into the sky above the restraunt, hovering up there. Once up there, she continues with her location spell for the two victims.
Grinning, Devi reamins seated and continues pelting lucia with bottles, mid-air or no. But, Devi does trans-locate to the roof to watch the fun.
But up in the sky, it's not enough. There's nothing up here to hit but her forcefield, which she allows to expand in a standard sphere aroud her. It's not the same amount of smashing and crashing there was indoors. Eventually, though the spell is cast, annoyances and all. She can't help thinking her long dead boyfriend would be proud of her. Anyways...let's see what her spell turns up.
Devi floats up by Lucia and just sits there. "What ya doin?"
Lucia replies...with an almost innocent smile. "Personal enlightenment." So to speak...
Devi nods, tilts her head and pokes Lucia's forcefield. RESULTS: Victim 1 : Tabitha. Location : Integra Arm's hotel. Status: Sleeping. Victim 2 : Unknown. Location: Unknown Status: Unknown.
The forcefield is solid and nonharmful. And blue. A very lovely shade of blue. Meanwhile...her spell will start showing some results...which she will shortly act upon. She vanishes to the Integra Arm's hotel without another word. It looks like the other one is being hidden from her sight somehow. She may have to try a more focused spell then looking for two people at once to find that one. But then again, according to what she overheard, Tabitha was in far more danger then Lee was, due to the promise.
Welcome to Devi's Living room. We'll start with the walls. They apper to be a dark tealish color, but what color they are is anyone's guess due to the lack of cleaning. A few pictures and posters hang, although they are all very odd. With a couch on the wall to your right, there sits a nice wooden coffee table, with only a few papers to decorate it. She has a comfortable looking chair in the far right hand courner, and the TV is on the left wall. A small table is next to the chair with nothing on it. The carpet is gray and there is transparent Alien head on a stand, with a floating brain in it, next to the kitchen which lacks a door. Against the northern most wall is a door.
Devi teleports right after Lucia to her apartment. "This is your idea of relaxing? You need to find a new playground, other then my home. Out."
Lucia shakes her head. "I heard what you were going to do to her. I'm not going to let you do it." There's only one sleeping girl in here, after all...and if she's the one who needs to be rescued, then that's what's going to occur. She just...walks over to where the sleeping girl is...and starts to extend a hand towards her...
Tabitha stirs in her sleep at the sound of voices. Here it was, the FIRST TIME since being created she gets to sleep and now someone is waking her up?? She opens one eye at Lucia and is abruptly awake and glaring, "C'n I help you? This'd better be good, god damnit... I aint slept EVER an' I was finally comfortable..." As she speaks she unlocks her kitana from it's sheath, letting just a bit of the metal gleam out from it. Her ears are lowered and, if one didn't know better, they'd think she was about to bite the hand held up towards her. Then again... she might do that anyways...
Devi steps between Lucia and Tabitha, wearing WonderWoman's outift, cape, rope, boots and all. "You shall NOT touch my ward." Her eyes glint behind her sunglasses, and her hands fist on her hips as an unfelt breeze moves her cape...
Lucia simply creates an illusion of an 'instant replay' of all that Devi and Oblivion said to eachother...mostly for Tabitha's benefit. Speaking of which, Lucia is still in a forcefield, so attempting to bite her hand wouldn't help very much. She isn't silly enough to drop forcefield right now. "...Choose, then, for yourself if you want to stay or go. But I don't think it's very safe for you to stay here, if Oblivion spoke the truth." She ignored Devi in favor of letting Tabitha make her own call.
Tabitha sits up and stares uncarryingly at the scene played out before her. She then slowly turns her head towards Lucia when she speaks. Her expression very serious. "Yer an idiot, aint'cha?" Pushing the bangs out of her eyes she glances over at... Devi? Sweatdrops heavily at the costume and shakes her head. "I got part of th' maniac in my head. Devi's from the same world he is. I'm not th' least bit surprised if she's after it and I could care less." She pushes the sword back into it's sheath and sits up, her ears still lowered angrily. "I'm here to watch over th' other me. I could care less what happens ta this me..."
Devi flashes, and is back into her normal dress. "There you have it. Now. What to do. Tabitha here doesn't want to be rescued, and Lee, well, she doesn't matter to you. So, like I said, Leave. Or we can fight, and I can kick you out. Choose?"
Lucia isn't an idiot so much as she doesn't even have even 1/100th of the story. "...To the contrary. My initial locating spell didn't find Lee, or I'd go there next." Turning back to Tabitha, "But aren't you...worried about what may happen to the other you? There is still a danger. Or it was made to seem so to me." She doesn't even dignify the offer to fight with a reply. Lucia doesn't have an aggressive nature as such, but she is trying to solve the overheard problem with...effectively no real data on said problem.
Tabitha glares at Lucia again. "As I understand it, there's only two people who c'n wake 'er up. Yer lookin' at one of them." She guestures at Devi. With a disgusted shake of her head she explains, "There's -always- a danger. Like th' other me goin' nuts and killin' every one tryin' ta help her." She stands, holding her sheathed weapon at her side. "Or maybe me goin' nuts with what Johnny left with me. Hell, maybe even whatever's tainting Sammy getting inside me and makin' me go even worse. Life's a gamble. Now why don'tcha listen ta the girl and git outta here 'fore we find out just what would happen if someone here snaps?"
Devi sighs. "Your going to make me kill a kitten arn't you... " Suddenly a small pink kitten, one from the back of the UR most likly appers in her hands. She starts applying the pressure and the kittens head pops off on rolls onto the floor. "There, I've killed a kitten. You're a horrible person, letting me kill innocent life." Sighing, she drops the cats body and it squeeks as it bounces at her feet. "Tsk, horrible indeed."
Lucia has an answer to that, however. A hand extends towards the kitten...and with a formiddable flash of blue power, the kitten is revived! "...There are answers to that, as well." Where there is death, Life springs up new! The confused recently murdered and now suddenly better kitten mews. However, not wishing to antagonize people who apparently don't want anything to do with her, she simply vanishes again, up in to the sky, this time above the apartment building. She must continue trying to locate Lee with her magic.
Devi extends her hand to Tabitha, saying "Wanna come watch the fun?" Tabitha raises an eyebrow at the squeaking kitty as it hits the floor and shows genuine surprise as it suddenly is given life and mews. Weird. She glares at Lucia vanishes and turns her attention to Devi, taking her hand. "Wouldn't miss it for tha world..." Giving a totally evil smile, Devi teleports next to Lucia. "Stop trying to find her. You won't you know. And if you persist.... " Devi leaves this hanging for Lucia's imagination. Condsidering she has Tabitha dangling from her hand, Devi is sure that Lucia can get a general idea. Even though their only about 15 feet from the roof.
Lucia glares herself, this time. "...I don't think you'll actually drop her. Not if you consider her your ward, as you claimed earlier. And she didn't want to be rescued, which implies she trusts you." Or if Tabitha is dropped, the catlike being might be able to survive the fall. As falls go, it's not that big, and there are people in this world who can jump rather high. Still, she's obviously casting the locating spell again, this time more forceful and targeted. Even if SHE can't wake Lee up, she knows someone who just might be able to. Especially if they work together. Somewhere on the muck, Zarek has disconnected.
Devi lets go of Tabitha's hand, through tetporting her to the rooftop before the connection is fully broken. As for Lucia, Devi tilts her head, and points her index finger at Lucia, letting loose a beam of high powered royal purple energy, that would reduce steel towers, fully fortified to dust. "You... will... not... find... her.."
Tabitha lands on the rooftop gracefully and glares the few feet upwards where the two are hovering. oO(Who said anythin' about droppin' me?) Instictively she motions for a dagger thats not at her side, groans, and draws her sword, throwing it's sheath over her back. She's not to be underestimated, and if this is about Samantha, it's about her too. She may not seem on par with the two, but she's got more going for her than reflexes and a sword now-a-days. She closes her eyes and concentrates, muttering softly enough that no one would be able to hear her. Soon fire dances around the blade of her sword and she reopens her eyes, focused on Lucia. "No one's fightin' over tha other me unless they're fightin' me too...."
But that forcefield she uses is designed to take hits from other Gods. Though, admittedly, a purple beam of doom is sufficiently distracting to convince her to stop casting locating spells long enough to speak. The forcefield absorbs the hit well enough. It'll take a bigger hit then that to do real damage past her forcefield. "...If you do that again, I will be forced to attack back. Please stop." Her instincts about Devi not harming her ward seem to be correct. "Fighting actually isn't on my agenda at all. If you attack first, however, that is on you." That to the person she was orignally there to rescue. ... Devi says, "Well, how about this then. You swear on your Goddess that you will not search for my other ward in any fashion, nor will you ask anyone else to. In addition, you will not speak or convey anything of what you heard in the UR, what you speculate might happen, or your concerns in the matter. Not in writing, not in speech, not in telepathy, in no concevable manner. And if you agree, I will let you be. But these terms are not up for debate. Do you agree?" Her tone wavers between total insanity and calm collection. Her arms fold as she waits there in the sky, tapping her foot on the non-exsitant ground. ... Tabitha's teeth grind together as she listens to the conversation. Something inside her is deffinitly reacting to all this. It's unclear if its Johnny's hatred for people wanting to tell people what to do 'for their own good', the fact that they're talking about her other half as an object, or if it's just the fact that she's stuck standing off to the side AGAIN as people decide what to do with Samantha without her. Reguardless she can feel this unnamed emotion building inside her. It's almost a rage making her want to chew on her own lips just to keep herself from attacking. What's going on inside her body??
[!]Along the street of Twisted, rocks, debris, metal, and yes, even some people, are suddenly slammed to the ground as a power floods over them, it only lasts a moment though, as another power then pushes up against them...pieces of buildings, bones, and various objects caught between the two forces begin to crush in on themselves, exploding in small explosions. Might want to not walk along the street tonight.
Swear on the name of her goddess? She IS her own goddess! And the power of Althena is hers. Swear to herself, then? Hardly. "That is...unacceptable. But if you insist on continuing this, Dragonmaster Cale will be summoned. He is there to protect me, after all. As for goddesses...I am his Goddess, the goddess of his homeworld, having inherited that position from Althena." Lucia is well aware Cale is better known around here the she is, and figures she can avoid a battle if she brings him up. But she is not entirely convinced she needs help yet. She feels equal to the task at hand without calling in the Dragonmaster. She notices Tabitha's rage is growing, however. And finds it unlikely Tabitha will attack her. "...Excuse me, it seems I have other business to attend to." The massive powers going off attracted her notice away from what she was originally going to do, and she teleports off towards the disturbance to check it out.
Lucia disappears in a flash of blue light. Lucia has left.
Devi looks down at Tabitha. "You'd better run. I'm following."
Tabitha curses. "...and I'm left on the side lines?? Fuck that! This is about me too, damnit!!" Without another word she leaps off the edge of the building, using the storm drains to get down to the street safely, and charges towards the destruction in the distance...