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Asch the Bloody ([personal profile] bloodyashes) wrote in [community profile] towerofanimus2014-02-22 11:17 pm

Taking the long road home

Characters: Anyone. Everyone.
Setting: The few days after the event, throughout the Tower as you will.
Format: Mingle! Assign your own dates/locations/etc, tag yourself, do as you do.
Summary: Jason's dead. So are a lot of other people. Fallout and picking up the pieces.
Warnings: Discussion of death and cannibalism inevitable.

[Catch-all for events following the Event. Discuss Jason's death and its consequences, come back from the dead, party?, quiver in fear?, take a long, hot bath. Whatever it is you do, do it here.]
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Hidden floor, just after escape

[personal profile] undroppedeaves 2014-02-23 02:13 pm (UTC)(link)
Sam had gotten to the elevator in time, and he was glad to see that at least a good few others had as well. Still there had been many deaths, far too many deaths. Even though Jason was gone as well, the price had been high.

Sam looked around, he still hadn't found Quark or Tetra, the reasons he had gone into the labyrinth in the first place, but he had to hope they had survived. They were tough and he knew others would have looked out for them as well.

He walked around, exhausted from the fight but wanting to check on others.
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[personal profile] megazero_to_superhero 2014-02-23 09:28 pm (UTC)(link)
David's standing over close to a wall, one hand pressed against it to prop himself up. He's doing so mostly out of fatigue—while he's been getting better about feeling sapped by the power donation, the suit's systems are still offline. Without the motor-assist functions, David isn't just lacking his usual superhuman endurance, speed, and ability to leap over basketball hoops in a single bound—the weight of the armor requires much more effort for doing anything.

Still, he's staring forward at the wall, looking a little grim. That was Ruana, and the way she disposed of Jason—is that also what happened to Dax? The one that people told him was one of the "good guy" admins?

And what was with her suddenly turning into a little girl?

Hearing footsteps behind somewhere behind him, David looks over his shoulder to see Sam checking up on everyone. "Hey, Sam," David calls out to the hobbit. "You get out okay?"
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[personal profile] undroppedeaves 2014-02-23 10:36 pm (UTC)(link)
Sam saw David and hurried over to him nodding, "I did, just. Are you injured? I'm sure we can find someone to help." There was plenty of people who had came up from the other rest of the tower it seemed.
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[personal profile] megazero_to_superhero 2014-02-23 10:40 pm (UTC)(link)
"Nah, I'm arright," David responds, holding up his other hand for a moment as a means of waving off any need for first aid. "Just tired. An' a little unsettled."

Seeing man-eating creatures and horrible gory ends wasn't anything new for David. Seeing a woman practically inhale one of her monstrous subordinates and turn into a little girl? Not ... so much.
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[personal profile] undroppedeaves 2014-02-23 11:34 pm (UTC)(link)
"Yeah... I understand that." It had disturbed Sam as well, he had seen a lot. More in the last few years than most hobbits saw in a lifetime. But this place was something else, and not in the good interesting way.

"What is done is done." He said, "And it had to be done, even if we didn't like the doing of it."
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[personal profile] megazero_to_superhero 2014-02-25 04:29 am (UTC)(link)
"Guess so," David murmurs. Then he speaks up in a more conversational tone, if still a little unsettled. "Just—well. Dat's—dat's what happened to Dax, right? What we just saw. Is dere a good bet Ruana's gettin' stronger by eatin' her own people?"

That's the greatest worry he has right now. The other—whether Jason had to die just to be dealt with—he's not as concerned about. David's certain the man was a moral abyss, even if he doesn't know the full extent of everything Jason did to the Tower residents over the years.

... but back home, even someone like Jason would have been serving a life sentence in Ziggursky Penitentiary, rather than ... well, how Ruana dealt with him.
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[personal profile] undroppedeaves 2014-02-25 06:25 am (UTC)(link)
"I'm not sure..." Could a creature such as Ruana get stronger by eating others, "If souls can power this place like people say I don't see how her eating someone won't make her stronger."

Which was worrying, because that meant that in helping to kill Jason, even if he had done much evil, they had made Ruana, who had done more evil, stronger.
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[personal profile] megazero_to_superhero 2014-02-25 10:30 am (UTC)(link)
"Wouldn't even need to do dat, from some of da stuff I seen and heard about from home," David reasons. After all, Ruana and her ilk were the only flesh-and-blood residents of the Tower, barring any of the monsters that also had a physical body.

"But, I guess she's da type dat don't wanna waste nothin'."
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[personal profile] undroppedeaves 2014-02-25 05:36 pm (UTC)(link)
"I guess..." Sam shrugged, not wanting to think about it any more than he had to. "I just hope it hasn't made her harder to face." Because they would have to face her, at some point.
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[personal profile] megazero_to_superhero 2014-02-25 06:15 pm (UTC)(link)
"I got a feeling it will," David says glumly. "Question is, is she gonna keep doin' it until she's eaten all da other admins?"

David isn't really sure how many admins there even are—he's only heard of a few names, and this was the first time he saw two of them.
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[personal profile] undroppedeaves 2014-02-25 10:34 pm (UTC)(link)
"I hope not." Sam never wanted to see such a thing again. "I'm pretty sure Zo is the one who protects our souls. Even if just for our own sakes we should protect him from her."

And the fact that as far as Sam can see, he's a human child. Though he might not be human, and Ruana was a child as well.
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[personal profile] megazero_to_superhero 2014-02-26 04:15 am (UTC)(link)
"So dere is a good guy left among da admins ..." David murmurs. In an earlier conversation over the network this month, Reno told David that he didn't think any of the admins had any sort of moral compass. But in light of all that he heard about Dax—well, David wasn't so sure that was the case.

"Ruana seemed pretty obsessive about 'em," David says of Zo. "Guess dat could either work in our favor or against it."
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[personal profile] undroppedeaves 2014-02-26 08:33 am (UTC)(link)
"I would think so, or at least one that is more on our side than the others." Sam told him, "I would hope that protects him from her, but I don't know, I don't pretend to understand her."
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[personal profile] megazero_to_superhero 2014-02-26 10:30 am (UTC)(link)
"I wonder if anyone in dis tower does, an' dat includes da admins," David grumbles. He thinks about that for a moment, then looks around the room. This was where Zelda and Enoch told him Aria could be found, before Aria came and found them ...

"Though maybe dat Aria girl does ..."
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[personal profile] undroppedeaves 2014-02-26 03:49 pm (UTC)(link)
"Maybe." Sam frowned, "She certainly disagrees with her, but she might understand her."

He looked around as well, "She's at least clever enough to hide from her." If this room really was hidden.
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[personal profile] megazero_to_superhero 2014-02-27 04:39 am (UTC)(link)
"I need to talk to her anyway," David replies. "Some of da people I ran into recently, dey mentioned she's got some kinda new collar fluid dat lets you use your real powers."

He glances down at the chestplate of his powered armor suit, brushing it off half-heartedly. "I dunno if dat fluid'll do anything for me, 'cause I'm a Technology-origin hero an' all—but dis'll be somethin' else to ask too. Stuff on da admins."
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[personal profile] undroppedeaves 2014-02-27 07:03 am (UTC)(link)
"You haven't had it yet?" Sam looked surprised, "Next time you go for your checkup just find Aria, she's always around in the infirmary. She will give you the new stuff."
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[personal profile] megazero_to_superhero 2014-02-28 09:44 pm (UTC)(link)
David looks as surprised as Sam does.

"You mean she's been hangin' out dere all dis time—?"

Boy, what had happened to him ever since he wound up in this Tower? He's failed to notice one critical happening after another ...
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[personal profile] undroppedeaves 2014-02-28 10:58 pm (UTC)(link)
"I would say so yes. At least whilst checkups have been happening." He nodded. "I guess it's something you'd need to know before you could spot her though."

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[personal profile] warriorscribe 2014-02-25 10:29 am (UTC)(link)
Enoch had slid into a chair, eyes half-lidded and body limp. It looked for all the world as if he was about to fall asleep as adrenaline worked its way out of his system. He opened his eyes and focused when he heard someone pass nearby, and saw one of the people he'd spoken to in the media room earlier.

"...We were able to go help them, after all."
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[personal profile] undroppedeaves 2014-02-25 05:35 pm (UTC)(link)
"Yes, we were." Sam agreed softly, looking around for some kind of blanket to put around the man. "Do you need help getting back to your room?" Sam was a bit short to be a proper support but he could try. Or get someone else to help.
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[personal profile] warriorscribe 2014-03-02 04:38 am (UTC)(link)
"I'll be fine. I only need to rest for a bit..."

He didn't really think he'd fall asleep there (even if he would be wrong), so he didn't see the need. Perhaps it was just as well he wasn't planning to sleep, since there weren't any blankets around unless other residents had brought them.
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[personal profile] undroppedeaves 2014-03-02 11:18 am (UTC)(link)
Sam shrugged off his cloak, it was small, obviously as it fit Sam, but he draped it over Enoch anyways.

"You rest now, stay warm."
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[personal profile] warriorscribe 2014-03-06 03:02 pm (UTC)(link)
"Thank you..." A few sluggish blinks marked the pause before his question. "What room should I return this to?"
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[personal profile] undroppedeaves 2014-03-06 03:17 pm (UTC)(link)
Sam just nodded and smiled, "Second floor, room four." He told him, "Just bring it back when you feel better."