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Zelda ([personal profile] sageprincess) wrote in [community profile] towerofanimus2014-05-18 11:56 am

just this once, everybody lives!

Characters: Everyone.
Setting: Anywhere.
Format: Party style.
Summary: Post-Ex Machina catch-all mingle.
Warnings: See individual threads.

[After a long, drawn out battle, the infiltration team returns to the residential portion of the Tower, weary, battered... but victorious. Some catching up is in order.]
megazero_to_superhero: Now where'd that last goon go? (✪ Observing ★ Conversation)

[personal profile] megazero_to_superhero 2014-05-19 01:46 am (UTC)(link)
Hidden Floor

[As soon as David emerges from the elevator the Infiltration Team used to reach the Machine Room, he makes a show of throwing the Orcish sword down on Reno's table of notes—but not actually on the notes—and pumping his fists into the air.]

Yeah! Riki's gonna wish he didn't try an' screw us over again!

[For a guy who soaked up a lot of electric shocks, took some glancing blows from the moving wall, and a few lashes from the electric whips, he sure seems chipper. The wonders of an autodoc system built into the suit! This, however, does cause David to remember that a lot of people took a worse beating than he did, even with others working their healing powers. So, David pulls out his Medical Device and holds it up to the crowd.]

Anybody still dinged up? Dis thing might help.

Floor 100 (VR Memory Floor)

[Later, David returns to this room again to wind down. The floor takes the same appearance as it did the first time he arrived here—a night time rooftop in downtown Paragon City, overlooking Atlas Park, with all the related vistas.]

[Soon, this cityscape and all the other myriad universes won't be a distant memory anymore. Soon. Somehow, they'll set right this immeasurable wrong.]

[Anyone's free to run into him or come down to bug him in person.]
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Floor 100

[personal profile] stitchedupbodyguard 2014-05-19 03:38 pm (UTC)(link)
[It was likely that Veronica shared the same idea as David, going up to this floor to give the illusion one last look. She didn't see a cityscape of course. Instead, it was a large, stone estate, sitting in the middle of a forest.

Her home, obviously, and it hurt seeing it without it actually being there. But she'd see it again, right?
]

It's not real. [She said mostly to herself. Reminding herself of the illusion made it hurt a little less.]
megazero_to_superhero: You tell me where, I'll tell you when. (✪ Serious ★ Conversation ★ Listening)

Re: Floor 100

[personal profile] megazero_to_superhero 2014-05-20 02:41 am (UTC)(link)
[On the other hand, David isn't aware that everyone sees something different simultaneously—that part wasn't mentioned in the notes he'd read concerning this place.]

[He overhears Veronica's voice, turning his head and torso enough until she's within his peripheral vision. Since they're the only two here at present, David assumes she's talking to him.]

Yeah, I saw dat floor guide.

[His voice has a tinge of wistfulness in it—he wishes it were real, right now, and that door he'd walked through was really just one of PortalCorp's gateways back to Primal Earth. Alas, that's not the case ... not yet, anyway. He turns back to look out at Atlas Park proper, still assuming Veronica can see what he sees.]

Quite da view though, ain't it?

[He punctuates his question by nodding in the direction of the giant statue of Atlas that dominates the city zone, with the lights of City Hall behind it.]
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[personal profile] stitchedupbodyguard 2014-05-20 05:25 am (UTC)(link)
[She follows up on his gesture to the large estate in front of them with a nod. Vines crept up it's stone walls, foliage abound wherever she looked. Not a creature to be seen though. That was what made it empty. A beautiful emptiness.]

It's... very nice. Probably.

[She'd had the same problem, once upon a time.]

I can't see what you're seeing.
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[personal profile] megazero_to_superhero 2014-05-20 05:27 am (UTC)(link)
[That gets David to turn around and face her properly, looking quite surprised.]

Wait, you can't?
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[personal profile] stitchedupbodyguard 2014-05-20 10:42 pm (UTC)(link)
[She shakes her head slowly, gesturing with a hand to what she saw as her old home.]

It shows everyone what they want to see. I see my home; an estate in the forest.
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[personal profile] megazero_to_superhero 2014-05-21 04:59 am (UTC)(link)
[David gazes in the direction of where she's pointing. ... Yep, no forest or mansion, to him that's Hyperion Way. Pointing directly at the Architect Entertainment building, even.]

Huh.

[He looks back to Veronica.]

I'm lookin' at my hometown right now, Paragon City. Right nearby City Hall, in fact.
stitchedupbodyguard: (Totally sneaking)

[personal profile] stitchedupbodyguard 2014-05-21 08:30 pm (UTC)(link)
Paragon City?

[Never heard of that one. Of course, there were a lot of places she'd never heard about.]

I'm... sure it's really nice.

[That counts as a compliment, right?]
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[personal profile] megazero_to_superhero 2014-05-21 08:46 pm (UTC)(link)
[David gives Veronica a half-hearted smile in recognition of her tactful response, much as he'd earnestly agree with it.]

Yeah. One of da biggest cities in da United States—you got a United States in your world? United States of America?

[That's one of the best yardsticks David knows for determining how similar someone's home dimension is to Primal Earth.]
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[personal profile] stitchedupbodyguard 2014-05-21 11:36 pm (UTC)(link)
[At the very least, she's learned how and when to properly compliment someone. The way he was gesturing to whatever he was looking at lent a hand in that.]

[She nods.] Yeah, I do. I don't live there though, but I have traveled through it.
megazero_to_superhero: You tell me where, I'll tell you when. (✪ Serious ★ Conversation ★ Listening)

[personal profile] megazero_to_superhero 2014-05-22 04:12 am (UTC)(link)
[David nods a few times. So they're from fairly similar worlds. Well—similar compared to some of the other people he's met here, that is.]

S'in Rhode Island if you're ever in da area again. 'Bout as big as New York City, heh—takes up a whole lotta da state.

[He points out toward City Hall again.]

We're—or, I'm, I guess—in Atlas Park right now, dat's where City Hall is. Right in front of da building dey got a huge statue of Atlas himself dere, holdin' up da world like his namesake's s'posed to've done.
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[personal profile] stitchedupbodyguard 2014-05-22 03:40 pm (UTC)(link)
I've heard of that place, but I've never been there. I mostly went to major cities in America when I was traveling.

[Her father aimed for largely populated places. Easy to shake off hitmen and assassins.]

I can't see it, but it's probably very impressive. I'd like to go there sometime.
megazero_to_superhero: Now where'd that last goon go? (✪ Observing ★ Conversation)

Sorry about the delay! Disk imaging went OK and chkdsk fixed my hard drive, I'm good to tag now.

[personal profile] megazero_to_superhero 2014-06-01 07:16 am (UTC)(link)
[Mention of "the major cities in America" puts a waning smile on David's face.]

World's prob'ly too different from mine, 'cause you prolly woulda at least heard about it otherwise.

[David still hasn't met someone from a world similar enough to his own to have a Paragon City in it ... which is strange to him. Many of the alternate dimensions he'd traveled to in the past had some form of Paragon City. Maybe it was just a matter of not traveling "far" enough, multiversally speaking, away from Primal Earth?]

[And yet ...]

But hey, we fix dis whole mess, maybe I can come find you an' give you a tour.
stitchedupbodyguard: (happy)

s'all good!

[personal profile] stitchedupbodyguard 2014-06-01 06:38 pm (UTC)(link)
Oh?

[Many people had been offering tours of their worlds to her, or even to let her stay somewhere if it turned out her world was not savable. It wasn't something Veronica wanted to consider, but if her world really was dead, and her family was too, what was she supposed to do?

...Ugh, she'd think about it some other time. She put on a small smile.
]

Uh, thank you. I'd like to see some of these other worlds. They seem really different.
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[personal profile] megazero_to_superhero 2014-06-02 02:43 am (UTC)(link)
Yeah, dey can get pretty out dere—

[David glances back over to the cityscape, surveying it.]

Before da Tower took me, my world was in da middle of a war with an alternate universe. So I was doin' a lotta scoutin' of other nearby dimensions to help keep tabs on deir movements. Boy did I see a lotta crazy stuff.

[Though, David actually hasn't heard much talk of other people doing that ... he'd only thought of offering this to Veronica given his past experience with crossing dimensions. Which piques his curiosity, and causes him to look back over to her.]

So, uh—you met a lot of people who do dimensional travel?
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[personal profile] stitchedupbodyguard 2014-06-02 03:43 pm (UTC)(link)
[She shook her head.] I've met people, this one person, who offered me a place to stay if my world wasn't saveable. Other people I know like to talk about their worlds.

I'd like to go see some of them sometime, see the people again.
megazero_to_superhero: You tell me where, I'll tell you when. (✪ Serious ★ Conversation ★ Listening)

[personal profile] megazero_to_superhero 2014-06-02 04:03 pm (UTC)(link)
[David thinks that over. Either that person Veronica's met is capable of dimensional travel themselves, or they have an idea of how to pull it off ... He looks at her more directly.]

Who's da guy, if ya don't mind me askin'?

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Hidden floor

[personal profile] keybearer 2014-05-20 03:56 pm (UTC)(link)
[While Riku hardly knows David, he'd be lying if he said the guy wasn't a big help back there. He was gutsy enough to dive right in, prying at the panel even when it nailed him with electric shocks. Sure, it was kinda reckless, but sometimes that's what it takes to get the job done.

When he throws his sword down, Riku tries to hold back a laugh, but darn it, a good laugh is probably just what they need right now.]


I'd love to see the look on his face right now. Who'd have thought a group like us could wipe out his 'precious' machines?
megazero_to_superhero: Just yer average ordinary everyday superhero. (✪ Neutral ★ Looking)

[personal profile] megazero_to_superhero 2014-05-20 06:52 pm (UTC)(link)
[Hey, you'd be jovial too if you were a Blaster who survived doing a job normally reserved for Scrappers and Tankers!]

[Recognizing Riku's voice, though, David turns to look over at the kid, giving him a full-on grin.]

'Specially considerin' dey've got our souls stuffed in dese sacks of goop? I betcha he's crapped his pants!
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[personal profile] keybearer 2014-05-22 03:41 am (UTC)(link)
Bet he's just sitting in a corner now, growling over his failure. We can't let our guards drop just yet, but I'd say the odds are finally on our side.

[And at that, he puffs out his chest and lifts his chin, using bravado to mask any doubts he still has.]

So, how're you holding up?
megazero_to_superhero: You tell me where, I'll tell you when. (✪ Serious ★ Conversation ★ Listening)

[personal profile] megazero_to_superhero 2014-05-22 04:15 am (UTC)(link)
Me, I'm doin' arright. Da admins might've not simulated all my stuff, but at least dey let me have my suit's autodoc.

[He taps himself on the chest to indicate the suit.]

Took a few lumps back dere, but I'm already startin' to feel better. How 'bout you?
keybearer: (amused)

[personal profile] keybearer 2014-05-25 02:14 am (UTC)(link)
Considering what we just went through? I'm feeling better than I have in months.

[He chuckles, wiping a hand across his forehead.]

Still, I get the feeling I'm gonna wake up with about a million aches tomorrow. All that fighting took a lot out of me.
megazero_to_superhero: Just yer average ordinary everyday superhero. (✪ Neutral ★ Looking)

Sorry about the delay! Disk imaging went OK and chkdsk fixed my hard drive, I'm good to tag now.

[personal profile] megazero_to_superhero 2014-06-01 07:19 am (UTC)(link)
Hey, I might be able to help with dat.

[David holds up the Medical Device again, pointing to it with his other hand.]

Last time I tried usin' dis on somebody in da Tower it didn't work, but I can give it another shot.
keybearer: (cocky)

no worries. I've been insanely busy with school, anyway

[personal profile] keybearer 2014-06-04 02:55 am (UTC)(link)
Well, as long as it doesn't kill me, I'm up for it. It's either that or I try hitting myself with another Cure spell, and I've already worked myself to the bone.

[So he'll hold still, letting David do whatever he thinks is necessary. Riku's no doctor, and medical machines are hardly his expertise.]
megazero_to_superhero: Now where'd that last goon go? (✪ Observing ★ Conversation)

I hear that! BTW, mods say the Tower!Device heals only minor/moderate wounds and may sometimes fail.

[personal profile] megazero_to_superhero 2014-06-04 09:13 pm (UTC)(link)
Heh—pretty sure it won't do dat, unless da admins're feelin' really nasty—

[If it was within their power, surely the admins could just cause everyone's powers to catastrophically backfire, so ... it should be safe, David reckons.]

'Kay, lesse here ...

[David readjusts the cigar in his mouth as he taps at the Medical Reconstruction Device's touchscreen a few times. Then, he holds it out to Riku, as if he were turning on a television with a remote.]

[The device emits a distorted whirring noise, before sweeping Riku with green rays of energy. Hopefully, the device will actually do something useful this time ...]