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gloomyApoplectic (GA) ♍ Kanaya Maryam ([personal profile] gloomyapoplectic) wrote in [community profile] towerofanimus2014-04-11 12:00 am

010; to the morning we're cast out

Characters: [AU1] Kanaya Maryam ([personal profile] gloomyapoplectic) and you!
Setting: Room 1-13, cafeteria, floor 3, floor 69
Format: Starting action, will match!
Summary: Kanaya used to think there was nothing worse than waiting alone for the end. Turns out that being alone after it puts it all into perspective.
Warnings: Sad, moodswingy trolls.

room 1-13 closed to 1-13 residents

[She went to sleep expecting to wake, as always, to the dilapidated lab on the meteor. The metal she finds in her line of vision instead is cleaner, sleeker, and undeniably familiar, especially when she accounts for the momentary paralysis in her limbs.

When she can finally move, Kanaya sits bolt upright, already trembling with an awful mix of anguish and relief. She tosses her head this way and that, confirming with her eyes that she is, indeed, once again in a Tower respiteblock.

Red fills her vision as tears prick at her eyes, but at the same time, she can't help but laugh, a hysterical sound still halfway to a sob.

She's back. She's not alone anymore.]


floor 1 - cafeteria open

[Kanaya eats the shitty oat-based breakfast slop greedily, even though it has about as much taste as the sheets on the Tower sleepsquares. She changed out of her white jumpsuit and into the outfit with her favourite coat as soon as she had the presence of mind to, even though she knows that the ensemble is just glamour. Her chainsaw rests on the floor behind the seat she occupies.

She might be the only one so excited to eat such flavorless crap. Made even stranger by the fact that after she's done, she goes to get another bowl and eats that just as enthusiastically.

Trolls are weird.]


floor 3 - library open

[As teenagers tend to do, Kanaya gravitates towards the terminals in the library once she's finished with her meal. She was ejected from the Tower shortly after the glamour failed and Ruana informed everyone that they would die within a year (which she now knows to be about half a sweep), but...well, she didn't exactly keep close track of time while she was gone.

When she catches sight of the countdown, she starts visibly, a hand flying up to cover her mouth. The number was so much higher when she left! It definitely felt like she was gone for a long time...but is this really all the time they have left now?

Kanaya flags down a passerby in the library and asks:]
I do not intend to interrupt any task you may be attending to, but I would like confirmation on the accuracy of this countdown. [She indicates it on the terminal screen with a point of her finger as she speaks.]

floor 69 - clouds open

[So she had missed quite a bit in her absence, it seems. She's...happy to be back, because it means she's no longer alone, even if it means she'll have to endure the whims of the administrators. But it's not going to last, and Kanaya doesn't know the first thing she can do to help.

She comes upon the cloudy floor on the way up to floor 73. Perhaps it's curiosity or perhaps she missed the sight of clouds, one of the warmest and most familiar things she recalls from dreaming on Prospit's moon, but after tentatively making sure she wouldn't immediately fall through, Kanaya steps onto the floor proper.

It's...soothing here. A good balm for her agitated mind.

Kanaya gives herself a bit more space from the stairwell and sets her chainsaw down so that she can seat herself atop the soft clouds. Maybe she'll stay here for a while. Just until she's less stressed.]
culbutiri: (attentative)

hey roomie hey

[personal profile] culbutiri 2014-04-11 05:55 am (UTC)(link)
Nesir had been laying low since Sephiroth's failed escape attempt and the fallout from it. By laying low we mean sulking in her room and trying to think of ways to beat some sense into Sephiroth.

She had noticed however that there were people arriving, she would have thought Zo wouldn't have brought any others after his panic. But perhaps Ruana had made him.

So a new roommate was not so much of a surprise, but she raised an eyebrow when she saw who it was. "Kanaya? You do be being back?" If this was indeed the Kanaya she had known.
culbutiri: (smirking)

[personal profile] culbutiri 2014-04-18 10:03 am (UTC)(link)
"It do be being good to be seeing you as well." She guessed, at least it was a person who knew what here was and what they were fighting for. Another person to help them get out.

"This do no be being our old room." She told her, "We did be getting moved." It was strange that she had still ended up roommates with Kanaya.
caliginous: (♋ NOBODY ELSE)

hope you're ready because im fucking not

[personal profile] caliginous 2014-04-11 03:34 pm (UTC)(link)
[There's at least one other lurking in the cafeteria amidst Kanaya's nasty breakfast binge. Karkat hadn't bothered to attend to the oatmeal -- not yet. It would probably take a round of vomitting or two before he finally gave in. It was a matter of pride as much as it was a matter of having so few fucks left to give.

Despite realizing his mortality many months ago, going home and coming back had been confirmed for stroking extreme apathy in the normally vibrant, foul-mouthed troll. Several activities had crossed his mind while he spent a few hours laying on the resting slab, but the only one that had any appeal to him was the one he was engaging in now.

He sees that it really had nothing to do with a desire to eat oatmeal at all. Seeing Kanaya by herself at a table sobers his mood a bit, and he finds himself gliding over to hover and peer over her shoulder. He's still in his jumpsuit, giving him a somewhat disheveled and unrecognizable look -- were it not for his faceted eye and dour demeanor, it might have been hard to pinpoint exactly who he was.]


I'm overjoyed to discover that after several months of falling down the stairs in the tower of terror, you still know how to embarrass the fuck out of yourself.

[He still hasn't figured out if he's happy to be back here and alive or not.]
caliginous: (♋ SHOW YOU TWICE)

[personal profile] caliginous 2014-04-12 01:34 am (UTC)(link)
[Karkat is still a bit weary from waking up from paralysis, so when Kanaya assaults him with a hug, he has to take a moment to catch his balance. Afterwards, he'll just spend his time gently petting his moirail while she cries gross red tears on him.

He doesnt sigh in exasperation for once. Its kind of nice to join the waking world again, with people actually milling about. Once he's sure nobody is watching, Karkat sets his chin between her horns.]


Dirty job but someone's gotta do it.

[He is somewhat thankful he didn't slip into a suit before coming here -- but then, being in such sterile attire made him equally uncomfortable.]
hoasen: (hmm?)

roomie time!

[personal profile] hoasen 2014-04-12 03:44 pm (UTC)(link)
[Vietnam, it still trying to relax (or perhaps she's thinking?) after having made it back to the Tower. This is one of the days she decided not to stay in the dorm just a little longer, when she noticed the newcomer suddenly sit up.

After watching for a while (what is she doing?), Vietnam decides to speak up.]


Hello?
hoasen: (pathways)

/HIGHFIVES!!!!

[personal profile] hoasen 2014-04-15 02:12 pm (UTC)(link)
[Goodness, was she crying?! She seems to be trying to calm herself, or at least tend to herself, but Vietnam had already noticed. However, she was unsure why this one was crying. Did she know already, or...?

Vietnam immediately walks over to her, trying to see what was wrong.]


No, it is fine. Well, I am fine. Mostly. More importantly, are you alright?
stitchedupbodyguard: (Just a prick)

Library

[personal profile] stitchedupbodyguard 2014-04-12 04:10 pm (UTC)(link)
[Not everyone tended to look at the terminals much. Some preferred to never look at them, as seeing the numbers tick closer and closer to the end could be quite unsettling.

Veronica was one of those people. But she looked up from her book at the... troll? That was what Feferi called herself. She looked from the troll to the terminal and nodded slowly.
]

Umm... it's accurate, I think. Nothing's ever effected the countdown, as far as I know.
stitchedupbodyguard: (Default)

[personal profile] stitchedupbodyguard 2014-04-15 01:07 am (UTC)(link)
[She's not the only one that's troubled by it. Most of the people here had just begrudgingly come to accept it. Not like there was anything they could do about it.

Still, she had to try and be considerate.
]

We don't. We're working on a plan though.
stitchedupbodyguard: (Totally sneaking)

[personal profile] stitchedupbodyguard 2014-04-16 10:17 pm (UTC)(link)
[They never did seem to talk about plans much in view of the cameras. Veronica and the rest had learned to go to hidden places to work plans out and that'd gotten them pretty far. She was relieved too. Veronica was mostly muscle and effort, not a large scale planner.]

[She shook her head at Kanaya's apology, finally getting an answer to the question at the back of her mind.] It's okay. You're not the only one who's said that. Lots of people are turning up now from a long time ago for some reason.
stitchedupbodyguard: (Just a prick)

[personal profile] stitchedupbodyguard 2014-05-20 10:47 pm (UTC)(link)
I don't think so. [Veronica shrugged.] I know Zo said that it'd be the last time he brought anyone in.
floreatnoctem: (pic#1344548)

hey roomie

[personal profile] floreatnoctem 2014-04-12 08:06 pm (UTC)(link)
...well.

[Chidori blinks at the sudden upright movement in what was previously an unoccupied bed, pausing in her embroidering as she looks up at the new arrival. The horns catch her attention, and she considers for a moment before setting her project aside to stand and move closer.]

Are you alright?
floreatnoctem: (pic#4463531)

yoooooo

[personal profile] floreatnoctem 2014-04-18 11:28 pm (UTC)(link)
Understandable. The tower has that effect on many.

[Rummaging in one of her sleeves, Chidori offers up a handkerchief after a moment, before looking her over critically.]

I do beg your pardon- but would you object to a... scan, of sorts? You... do not look well.

[And frankly, Chidori is more than a little invested, currently, in making sure as many people in the tower stay healthy as possible.]
bloodwriter: (Is that all you got?)

Cloud Floor! Why don't I remember this floor?

[personal profile] bloodwriter 2014-04-21 03:54 pm (UTC)(link)
[Well this was fun! Running around familiar spots, seeing all the horrific floors again. Disciple knows she's suppose to be scared and weirded out, but coming back after such a long time has left her feeling pretty nostalgic. She will still admit though that that is weird behavior of her.

While passing by the entrance of Floor 69, Di suddenly stopped and looked on. She doesn't think she ran into THIS floor before. It looked...nice. She relaxes and walks right onto the clouds, never minding her fear of falling (she's too mesmerized). It felt comforting to walk on, and she would have continued on if...if she hadn't spotted a cute troll laying down. Now she definitely thinks she's dreaming, if she spots someone familiar to her within a puff of clouds.]


H-hello?
bloodwriter: (Ch33rful)

[personal profile] bloodwriter 2014-05-21 04:24 am (UTC)(link)
[She was so cute, Di couldn't help but smile. Not to mention the fact that she seemed very polite and real, setting her at ease some.]

Yes please! [She then hopped right over to her and sat.]

Thank you so much for offering. I never seen this room before, not to mention seeing other trolls. It is a delight to meet you!
fragileprophet: (Robot face)

ion with a book in the library

[personal profile] fragileprophet 2014-04-22 07:16 am (UTC)(link)
[Ion wasn't doing much besides looking for a book to occupy his time while he sat and rested for awhile, so when a voice and a waving arm caught his attention, he wasn't the least bit bothered. A sad smile tugs up his lips as he goes to answer the question--only to stop, expression surprised.]

Yes, I'm afraid it's--ah!

[It had been...a year? It feels like a lifetime. But he recognizes that face. The name comes shortly thereafter.]

Kanaya?