HOFBURG PALACE: THE DUNGEON (Kas and Jack; NPCs: Bulwark, Drifter, Gabriel, Gabrielle)
"So, you can come back from the dead. Blackholes also are theorized to open wormholes Bulwark. How would you like to be the most immortal man on Mars?"
"We're in another dimension, dummy!" bellowed the warden. "Mars don't exist in here!" Looking to Jack and the Drifter, Bulwark jerked a thumb towards Kas. "This guy, amiright?"
Moving so that he was in between Bulwark and Kas, Jack put his hands up in an effort to get the warden's attention. "Look my friend has been under a lot of stress since we got here and I think it's all just gotten to be too much for him, so if you'll agree to drop the matter then so will he. But if feel like you've been wronged, then I'll pay the price for it."
"Like I said, dude," said Bulwark, "if you're sorry, we're cool. Hug?" Again, he opened his arms wide for Jack.
"Nein Jack, if the warden has an issue with me, I will settle it. I am not some delicate flower that needs defending." Turning and walking over to Gabrielle, he sighed. "I will restrain my hostility though, since we seem to be stuck here and it is counter productive."
Kneeling down, he grabbed Gabrielle's hand. "Gabrielle! Pull yourself together!"
"Something is wrong with this place," Gabrielle cried. "Can't you guys feel it?" NVAE: NEWTON'S OFFICE (Martin; NPCs: Newton)
"Doctor Fisher and I have been discussing a new compulsory class: power training. It's possible we could utilize that..."
THE MALL (Violet; NPCs: Beatrice, Eve, Kirstie, Sarah, Tatjana)
Michuru81 wrote:Aye. The school is protecting from divination. Magical scrying will find nothing inside the compound.
"Trust me," said the pregnant teen, "you're better off that way." WRECK ROOM: ISOLATION (Otso; NPCs: Juozas)
"I wouldn't have taken it," Juozas said. "He had his chance--he made his decision...
"Sorry. I came here to try and cheer you up, and it feels like all I'm doing is bringing the room down. The Volunteers are doing great. We hit a snag recently. I mean, with Kas away, our mobility is shot. We got word that Francois and Antoine Vitesse hit a bank. Even with Kas, we weren't going to get there in time, but there've been other situations we arrived too late for.
"We're hopeless with him..." NVAE: BAND ROOM (Lex; NPCs: Doug)
"She can only really make life miserable for you if you let her."
"Bologna," Doug spat. "No matter how hard I fight her, she's going to turn everyone against me."
"Most of us have been here for about a half a year already, we know one another."
"Really? Because Lena's known me for a month, and Rose for about a week. Still, the moment Rose tells her that I'm some kind of... weirdo, she buys it."
"First thing Rose did was make enemies with Violet."
"Oh, good!" Doug boomed. "At least I've got a chance with Violet! Oh, wait: no, I don't!"
"Kirstie, Eve, Tatjana, and Sarah don't like her. That's almost half the women in this school. The ones she hangs with? A Laputa girl that nobody else trusts enough to even talk to, and the new girl who doesn't know any better. Oh, and Mike who's so busy hoping he might get some that he's ignoring everything else."
"Violet and Eve won't notice me if Larrikin made my skin fluorescent with polka dots. Tatjana's with Martin, and Kirstie's with you. Whatever hopes I had to get a girlfriend? Rose has killed."
"She might be bugging you now, but I think she's a couple weeks from discovering that this is a very small school. And that nonsense she's pulling is going to wind up with her being the outcast. That crap might fly where she came from, or even where we came from, but everybody here knows everybody else."
"You really don't get it, do you?" asked Doug. "Lex... Since we came here, we've had how many new students show up? The Laputa kids, Larrikin, Mouloud, Adam, Matt S.--heck, we just had a new kid enroll this week! Rose isn't hurting for friends, Lex: she's almost always surrounded by Kate and Lena and Herta and Anne. The new girl's already been inducted into Rose's little cult. As more students come, who's to say they won't drink the Kool-Aid she's passing out, too?"
Lex paused before offering: "We could always talk to Fiore. That guy's pretty cool. I'm sure we could get him to sic his Mom on her or something."
Doug sighed. "If you think it would work, go ahead. The whole thing just seems pointless to me..." HOFBURG PALACE: HALLWAY (Harry; NPCs: Astrid, Guards x2)
Harry looked around the corner, only to see a pair of guards lazily making their way down the hall. In a few moments, they'd be on him. If they didn't hear Astrid's bizarre muttering, it would be a miracle...