|I hop, you hop. We all hop.|
The Twisted street stretches on and on in two opposite directions, though in a straight line it does not stay. Forever is the street a black and white color, and even your own body and clothing begin to lose their flare and become a dull grey if you stay outside for too long. The sky above this part of the street is dark and grey, and rarely does the sun shine through. Newspapers from various times and places roll across the street, which isn't properly maintained and has multiple cracks in its forever running surface. Never does the wind stop blowing softly here. Pieces of buildings warp in and out of existence at times, all except one. A lone restaurant sits amidst the madness, alone and untouched by the darkness, a beam of light from the grey clouds occasionaly touches its surface. A fight seems to have taken place here. Many of the buildings are utterly ruined and there are chunks of stone embedded in the street.
From here do all the worlds, times, and lives of Twisted connect, on a never ending road that has no beginning or end. A simple five minute walk could bring you to another world, another place, another time. One can also get lost if they stray to far from the road, though rumors of Street wanderers spread eternally; those who have learned to stroll through the maddening insanity beyond the road. Wander where you will, but stick to the path lest you never return to it.
Mei is out stumbling just a smidgeon from going girly drink drunk. She sort of pauses her foreward moment to wobble into a light post "Weeeeeeeeeeeeeeee!"
Tenna is having one of those breaking-the-forth-wall moments so as you may have seen before she leaps out into the street, brandishing her toy Spooky around like a weapon, acting like a bad action movie. She rolls, she ducks, she aims it at random people (as close to their faces as possible) and... SQUEEK!! With a goofy grin, her tounge flapping out of her smile, she pauses briefly and screams, "SPOOKY DEMANDS BREAKFAST!!!" Sure... it's not exactly early in the morning, but what the hell? She looks back and forth. "Now.... does Twisted have an IHOP?"
Mei's face is one of those faces. "If you want to hop, could you do it quietly out of my face, please?" the gorgon yawns, standing up to wobble a bit. She looks dreadfully confused at being asked about hopping by some deranged girl with a plush, ears flicking a bit.
Tenna glares slightly out of character. Spooky is plastic, not plushie! But that's hardly something worth mentioning here. "Excuse me? You WILL be nice to Spooky or" *cue dark scary voice* "SPOOKY WILL BE AAAAAAANGYYYYYYYY!!!" >>SQUEEK!<< She smiles again. It's one of those so-cute-you-could-puke smiles. "Hi! I'm Tenna! I don't know who you are, but you made the mistake of talking back. Wanna be my special friend?" Few would notice that's an Animaniacs refrence. Guess what she's been watching a lot of?
Mei ers a bit "I'm everyone's friend!" Mei comments, reaching over to pet the plastic figure a little wobbly. "Now why do you want to hop around?" she asked, confusedly. At the squeaking she SQUEAKS Back. "Spooky would taste better if he wash made outta marshhy mallows." She drunkenly spins around, holding both hands up to rather lazily and insanely yell out a spell "Marshhhhmallow Shummon!" and with that.. it rains nice pink mini marshmallows.. Which causes Mei to tilt her head back and open her mouth.. "Om nom nom."
Tenna looks slightly terrified by the idea of an edible Spooky. She begins to explain, "Not 'hop' IHOP. They sell..." That's when she gets distracted by "MARSHMELLOWS!?!!?!? Oh my god, that's like the BEST super power EVER!" The hyperactive girl mimics Mei's gesture, leaning back and letting her mouth fill with marshmellowy goodness. "G'fee? Thawts wah aye wove mis..." *gulp* "...love this place! I don't get it, but like come on! It's like Candy Mountain threw up after eating Charlie's kidney and this town was the result!" She smiles, grabbing some more freebies and stuffing her pockets. "Pancakes! IHOP sells pancakes. They're yummy!"
Mei pause a bit "Pancakesh.. I can make pancakesh." she murmured, either a bit too drunk to be afraid, or so used to being around a psychotically powered two year old or perhaps too long on Twisted itself, to really even be phased by Tenna. "You could get Pancakesh at the Ushualal., I think." she points a little, giggling and holding out a sack to catch the marshmallows. "Marshmallow Shummon is my moshth powerful shpell!" she wobbles back and forth a bit. With a bit of deranged friendship armed and ready.. Mei bows, ungracefully towards Spooky "I'm Mei. I'm a nurshe.. but shomeday Mishter Jashon sheems to think Ima be a jedi.." she begins laughing uproariously, as if that tidbit was the funniest damn thing she'd ever heard.
Tenna ooooh's "A Jedi? I was a Jedi for halloween once!" She swhooshes around a phantom light saber. "Voooosh! Vooooooooosh! BZZZZZZTICH!" She 'sheaths?' the imaginary weapon and slicks her hair back looking towards this 'Ushualal'. "So... paaaaancakes? Where might I find this house of paaaaaaancakes?" She fishes into her pockets and pulls out two rolls of quarters. "If they're cheap I'll buy ya some!" Tenna pauses. "Ya think this is enough?"
Mei thoughtfully digs into her shirt, pulling from between her small breasts, a small velvet bag which she offers cheerfully to Tenna. "Thish'll cover it. Shorry I can't talk right. Ain' got no teefsh..." she points at her mouth to show that she only has two visible fangs, lazily. "An I'm drunk ash all getout." she offers before holding out her hand cheerfully at the taller woman.
Tenna ooooh's again. "Your my new bestest friend ever aside from Devi!" The fangs, the strange person who spawns marshmellows from the air. This is all ignored. Why? God only knows. Maybe she's just too absorbed in the moment. "B-but I can't. I mean I won't... I mean, oh pleeeeaaaase!" She whips out Spooky. "Wanna go pig out on pancakes, Spooky?" >>SQUEEK!<< "YAAAAAAY!!!"
Mei ers a bit "Devi doeshn't like me.. SHe shaid sho.. sho yoush prolly shouldn't tellsh her we're friendsh.." Mei offered, cheerfully inviting Tenna for Pancakes. "I don't mindh treating yoush.. Shincshe we're friendsh.." she offered, smiling brightly and throwing both arms up to energetically yell "YAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAY" too..
Tenna eh's? "Wait... wait... Devi likes everyone!" She pauses to think. That fat lady, the chalk kid, the projectile child, Johnny, torso-boy... "Okay, maaaaaaybe I'm exagerating a bit. Okay, though. Your totally on! Besides, not like we have much to worry about with her up and leaving me in her apartment for a freaking month." She shakes her fists in the air angrily. "Ooooooh, just makes me so slightly annoyed. She should call or something."
Tenna ponders further. "Hey, you should come over and watch a movie with me or something! Not like she's gonna show up and start screaming about anything." Is it a wise idea to invite people over to her apartment while she's out of town? Let's ask spooky. >>SQUEEK!<< Yep. That settles it. "See? Even Spooky says you should!"
Mei paushes "She got kidnapped.. I'm too afraid of her to go in her houshe.. letsh go get shome pancakesh.. that shoundsh nishe and fun!" Mei insists, taking a hand to tug Tenna just gently. "Devi wantsh to kill me, sho I shouldn't go in her houshe.." even bombed Mei isn't retarded.
Tenna nearly drops Spooky. "KIDNAPPED!?!?!!? No! No way!" Of course by this point she's already being drugged slightly by Mei and offers no resistance. "I-If she's been kidnapped we need to do something! We need to call someone! LET'S GO GET THE MILITARY!!!" >>SQUEEK!<< "MEN! We're going to the Olympics!" Where did she get the army helmet? No, wait. Gone now. "Then again, this is Devi and she's got all crazy-cool since she tore up her painting. I wonder if we could find Sickness around here somewhere?"
Mei shakes her head no no no no no! The mention of sickness ruin's Mei's buzz "Oh hell no. We ain' dealin' with that little fucker. She'll be back sooner or later. If you find sickness I'll hafta go into hiding. Dye my hair.. possibly hope to god my ex doesn't show up." Mei begins visibly flailing. "Finding sickness is a horrible idea! HORRIBLE!"
Tenna stares blankly. "So... your... not down with the Sickness? But she's such a cute little girly. Cute like roadkill. Heheheh. I think she's afraid of me because last time I found out Devi -wasn't- just crazy, I tried to put Sickness in a dress and make her play with some Barbies I found." Wait... did she really? No telling. Well... stranger things have happened. "I'm forgetting something important...." >>SQUEEK!<< "PANCAKES!!!"
Mei is not down with the sickness apparently.. Mei tromps towards the Usual and throws her arms in the air "You crazy woman!" she blinks, pausing when she's handed something by a random Npc, sorta carefully unwrappin' it.. "Oh! Thank you!" she waves, tucking it in her hip pouch, yawning wide before opening the door to the usual and yelling "PANCAKES!"
The Usual Restaurant(#1836R)
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.
Tenna stomps after her, throwing open the door in a similar fasion. "PANCAKES!" >>SQUEEK!<< "PAN-CAKES!" >>SQUEEK!<< "PAN!" >>SQUEEK!<< "CAKES!!" Is the squeaking annoying yet? >>SQUEEK!!<< Good. Tenna's eyes scan the room carefully as she suddenly pulls Spooky close to her heart. "This place looks rustic-oldschool. Are you sure they have Pancakes? I'm not big on gruel and ale."
Mei taps a scutter, ordering .. a table full of pancakes. She flops down on the chair, propping her feet up "M'sure they got pancakes. had 'em here before. Had a cookie too and pizzza and cheeseburgers." Mei isn't annoyed by the squeaking it seems.
Tenna follows over and takes a nearby chair. "Wow! Maybe I should start coming here instead of hanging out at that tasty chinese place. Although those kitty cats make a meeeeaaaan pizza." She dances Spooky on the top of the table playfully. "Not sure the apartment building cares much for the holes they keep leaving in the walls, but those guys in the creepy jumpsuits keep fixing everything so I guess it's okay..." Jumpsuits?
Mei looks confused. "I'm sorry." Mei takes out a note book drawing a so-so picture of Tenna and observing her for a moment. Soon the scutter returns, putting up two large plates of pancakes and syrup. Many syrups.
Tenna pockets Spooky and starts consuming one of the plates with total disreguard of anything that might get between her and her delicious prey. She glances at the skutter out of the corner of her eye and wonders briefly if this is some kind of theme place like all the other weird shops around here. "Thish... ish good. Very good!" Thish? Talking with her mouthfull again. "Okay, food? Excelent. Shops? Awesome. People? Very cool. This, my friend, is the best place I ever got dropped off by aliens at." She grins happily. It's hard to tell when she's kidding as she does that. "What's yer name again?"
Mei ers and pauses "I'm Mei. I'm really not mean, I promise. Did you say your name?" she asked, writing down tidbits 'likes sugar' 'a little crazy' .. spooky gets his own entry too.. For the sake of fun.
Spooky would like that. "I'm Tenna! I've been like Devi's best friend for years. She's probably talked about me to... oh wait, you don't like her. Um...." Out comes Spooky again. "This is Spooky! He likes long walks on the beach, songs without lyrics, and dancing with that cute little yellow doggy with the zipper who likes to show up at the raves I useta go to!" Maybe she is crazy....?
Mei Ers a bit "Devi dislikes me. I liked Devi before she did something really mean. Girl needs to get out and get laid already." Mei commented, bluntly. She ffs a bit, "Does Spooky talk?"
Tenna makes Spooky squeak a few extra times for good measure. "Spooky's just a toy, and yeaaaaaaah. She needs to get out more! I TOTALLY tell her that all the time but she's all like 'Damnit, Tenna. Shut up and get that damn squeak toy out of my face' and then I cry and protect Spooky from the bad words because she doesn't really mean it, it's like that time she wore the bee suit and never got a reaction from anything? Yeah. Kinda like that." She snickers and talks to herself, "Heh-heh-heh... bee suit. That'll learn her."
Mei raises a brow "You know.. if its just a toy thats fine, but I've seen a LOT of weird shit." she commented. " Devi is high strung and honestly needs friends that love her. So keep being a good friend to her." Mei pauses.. "Even though I don't like her because she was awfully nasty to me.. I wish her well and hope she ends up happy." she offered, smiling brightly.
Tenna squeeks! Yes. Tenna squeaks not Spooky. "Awwww... your so sweeeeeeeeeeeeeeeet!!!" She's lept up and started pinching Mei's cheek for some odd reason. "See!? SEE?! It'saswooshimooshimeimei!" What.. the.. fuck..? Her typist nearly dies from the cuteness. "It's like a Unicorn threw up on Bambi!" She squeaks Spooky and dashes into her seat again, nearly toppling it over. "Oooooh, I need a careful reason to escape so I can sneak back and watch the next episode of Dragon Ball Z. This place has the BEST free cable!!" Little does she know news in one world is a sitcom in another... "My offer is still there, y'know! Come ooooon! Come with me! It'll be fun!"
Mei doesn't look at all bothered, instead she grabs Tenna back by the cheeks to cheerfully tug back "EEe!" yep now Mei's squeaking out noises. Poor Tenna "I think we met before.. now that I think about it." she pauses "In the weaponshop." she offered, shifting to hug Tenna "Nah I gotta go home and check on my baby." she offered. "But, you can come over sometime, and have sherbert."
Tenna's memory faintly sparks at the joys of the weapon shop. "Oooooh, yeeeeeaaaaaah. Maybe I do remember ya!" She processes further. "Awwww's it's-a-babies!?!? I wuv babies!! Babies and sherbert? Totally cool mix!! Next time, you bring the kid out and we make it puke on people on the street because there's nothing they could do but bow down to it's awesome cuteness and worship the diaper it crawls in!" She stomps her feet playfully as she leaps to her feet, offering a hand to shake. "Yes! Yes!! We have a deal!"
Mei ers and shakes Tenna's hand "Nah don't want her throwing up and she's really shy so you'll have to be calmer around her or she'll cry." Mei offered, taking the hand out as a chance to hug Tenna, squeeeeeeeeeeeeze <3. " There ya go." Mei's snake hair lazily smells at Tenna. "You should go watch that Television you mentioned. Wouldn't want to keep you." she offered.
Tenna snaps her fingers as she stomps a foot onto her chair. "YES!! I MUST LEARN TO DEFEAT MY ENEMIES!! Once I master how to" *dramatic voice* "blow... up... the... moon....." She grins, "Yes! Then I shall save the princess from Dracula's evil clutches and SAVE THE WORLD!!! AH-HAH-HAH-HAH-HAH-HAH!!!!" >>SQUEEK!<< She spins back around and squeaks Spooky a few more times. "I'm really glad I ran into you today, Mei!" With that she darts off, bashing out the door and cackling happily as she skips down the street. Just a typical day around here...
Mei waves a little dazedly, her ears twitching as she starts out the door, most likely headed for bed. She rubs her head, lazily. She seems calm.