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Animus Moderators ([personal profile] animusmods) wrote in [community profile] towerofanimus2014-05-24 11:08 pm

Endgame: In This Last of Meeting Places

Characters: Aria, Zo, open
Setting: floor 001 for now
Format: action brackets
Summary: Aria and Zo reappear quite suddenly.
Warnings: standard animus event warnings

Aria and Zo tumble out of the elevator more than they step out of it. They look worse for wear; Zo's covered in minor scrapes and bruises, and Aria'a left arm hangs at her side uselessly, bloody and mangled. As soon as they're on solid ground, Zo turns and forces the elevator doors shut without touching them, leaving the broken car lodged in place behind it, and Aria slides to the floor, gasping for breath. They're both on high alert even for all their exhaustion.

SPEAK TO ARIA
SPEAK TO ZO
ESCAPE
-FLOOR EIGHT
greyerrant: (Looking down.)

Re: SPEAK TO ARIA

[personal profile] greyerrant 2014-05-25 03:25 am (UTC)(link)
The space marine reacts almost instantly. Loken sets his food down, and he will gently lift Aria up so she can stand. "You're injured." He says, rather redundantly, then asks the important question.

"How can I help?"

animusnpcs: (R-037 ♫ Aria)

[personal profile] animusnpcs 2014-05-25 03:28 am (UTC)(link)
Aria smiles gratefully and tries her best to look composed, though it's of middling success when she's this exhausted. "There was--we were attacked, so--we had to come up here. Couldn't get higher with that--broken thing."

She glances back at the closed elevator doors.
greyerrant: (There is only war)

[personal profile] greyerrant 2014-05-25 03:39 am (UTC)(link)
"I see. Do you need someone to fight for you? And... what exactly attacked?"


He looks back to the elevator, scowling.
animusnpcs: (R-037 ♫ Aria)

[personal profile] animusnpcs 2014-05-25 03:41 am (UTC)(link)
"Monsters--the ones that used to be up here--and retrieval units. Non-chipped, I mean. They wanted Zo and I--got in the way."

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wegotlucky: (♈ there's a moment in life)

[personal profile] wegotlucky 2014-05-25 03:30 am (UTC)(link)
There's nothing Neal can do to help her arm. He can't heal her, he has no magic. And even if he did he's not sure it would help. It looks bad, and he's tempted to offer to go grab something-- anything to help wrap up her arm, even if it is going to be film.

"What the heck happened to you two?"
animusnpcs: (R-037 ♫ Aria)

[personal profile] animusnpcs 2014-05-25 03:33 am (UTC)(link)
"There was--a fight," Aria explains, her exhaustion obvious in her occasional gasps for breath. "I don't think Zo's--hurt too badly."
wegotlucky: (♉ there's nothing beyond but pain)

[personal profile] wegotlucky 2014-05-25 03:39 am (UTC)(link)
His brows furrow, shifting awkwardly. "You need medical attention," he says quickly. "I should... I should go find a healer. Something." He should probably ask for details about the attack. Was it Riki? Ruana?

Something else?

Monsters are no longer in the tower. He doesn't know what else it could be, but Aria is also severely injured.
animusnpcs: (R-037 ♫ Aria)

[personal profile] animusnpcs 2014-05-25 03:42 am (UTC)(link)
"I can keep going--if I need to," Aria says, though the look she gives the staircase isn't the most pleased of looks. "I probably--should, soon."

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sageprincess: (Fearful realizations)

[personal profile] sageprincess 2014-05-25 03:30 am (UTC)(link)
Aria!

[Zelda's voice rings across the cafeteria the moment the pair emerges, and in the second moment she's on her feet, rushing towards them. Zo seems to be in one piece, so her attention turns to the retrieval unit (not at all biased), staring horrified at her arm.

The other retrieval units assured her she would be alright, and yet--]


Goddesses above, what happened? Who did this to you?
animusnpcs: (R-037 ♫ Aria)

[personal profile] animusnpcs 2014-05-25 03:34 am (UTC)(link)
[Aria's exhaustion is obvious in her features and her body language, but she tries to manage a smile that approaches reassuring for Zelda.]

Just a little fight. They--they wanted Zo, but I got him--up here.
no_longer_a_king: (Still here)

[personal profile] no_longer_a_king 2014-05-25 03:36 am (UTC)(link)
What for?

[Arturia comes up behind Zelda, concern on her face. She's been just as worried about Aria and had been startled when her friend had cried out so suddenly.]

That arm does not look like a 'little' fight, Aria.
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sageprincess: (Kept secrets)

[personal profile] sageprincess 2014-05-25 03:43 am (UTC)(link)
Hold on.

[With Arturia nearby, she feels okay with leaving the pair for a moment to rush back into the kitchen at fetch a water bottle, which she will open and offer Aria upon her return. If only she knew more about healing...!]

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keybearer: (heart wrenching)

[personal profile] keybearer 2014-05-25 03:34 am (UTC)(link)
[The moment he spots Aria, Riku reacts automatically. Whipping out his Keyblade, he tries shooting a Curaga spell at her. He's not sure how well it'll close her wounds, but darn it, he's not gonna just sit there with two of their only allies in such rough shape.]

Does that help at all? If there's anything else I can do, just say the word.
animusnpcs: (R-037 ♫ Aria)

[personal profile] animusnpcs 2014-05-25 03:37 am (UTC)(link)
[The bleeding stops, for which she looks quite grateful.]

Thanks. We just need--a little break, yeah? It was--kind of rough down there at the--at the end.
keybearer: (listen)

[personal profile] keybearer 2014-05-25 03:39 am (UTC)(link)
But why? I thought we secured the machine... Did something go wrong?

[Well, no, it's obvious that something went wrong, it's just a matter of what.]
animusnpcs: (R-037 ♫ Aria)

[personal profile] animusnpcs 2014-05-25 03:43 am (UTC)(link)
Not with that. They--they came for Zo. Retrieval units.

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ninjainviolet: ([Shock])

[personal profile] ninjainviolet 2014-05-25 04:29 am (UTC)(link)
[Sheena enters the cafeteria moments after the two have arrived, and intrigued by the crowd, hurries over, her guard raised and lowered within seconds while her concern grows when she sees who's there.]

Aria! What in the name of Martel happened?
animusnpcs: (R-037 ♫ Aria)

[personal profile] animusnpcs 2014-05-25 04:34 am (UTC)(link)
Monsters. And retrieval units, but this was a monster bite. [She smiles a little, maybe trying to act like it isn't as bad as it looks.]
ninjainviolet: ([Concerned])

[personal profile] ninjainviolet 2014-05-25 04:43 am (UTC)(link)
Wait a second. Both of those things attacked you? Why?

[She reaches out gently for the arm but doesn't touch.]

Monster bite, huh? If no one can heal it or hasn't offered, we can make a sling with this.

[And she hold up the end of her obi.]
animusnpcs: (R-037 ♫ Aria)

[personal profile] animusnpcs 2014-05-25 04:45 am (UTC)(link)
The monster got off worse. [She grins a little.] Everyone's pretty willing to help, at least.

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slightlyoblivious: (stronger than I think)

[personal profile] slightlyoblivious 2014-05-25 02:04 pm (UTC)(link)
[ The first thing Yukiko does upon seeing Aria is focus, casting Diarahan. It's the least she can do. ]

I'm sorry I didn't ask beforehand, but that arm looks bad enough that I reacted first.

[ Yukiko gives a sheepish grin. ]

There are barricades and things going up by now. What else do you need? I can be a dedicated healer if you need one.
animusnpcs: (R-037 ♫ Aria)

[personal profile] animusnpcs 2014-05-25 02:13 pm (UTC)(link)
[Aria raises and lowers her arm a couple of times, then bends it at the elbow. It's usable now, at least.]

Thanks. Don't worry about me, just make sure Zo and the residents are okay.
slightlyoblivious: (grateful really)

[personal profile] slightlyoblivious 2014-05-25 02:27 pm (UTC)(link)
I'm glad to do it, but I wish I could do more to actually set it properly. I'm glad you can at least move it.

[ Yukiko nods. ]

I think everyone down here has stuff pretty well covered, and I know there are a few healers in the crowd. Will it help you getting to whereever it is you're headed if you've got a dedicated healer with you?

animusnpcs: (R-037 ♫ Aria)

[personal profile] animusnpcs 2014-05-25 02:35 pm (UTC)(link)
It'll keep us moving. [And Aria seems determined enough to scoop up and carry Zo until her legs are torn off if she has to. Even then she'd probably try to drag herself with her arms.] Just don't get yourself killed, okay?

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