Scene 3.3: Interlude.   Posted by All-seeing Eye.Group: 0
All-seeing Eye
 GM, 641 posts
Wed 7 Dec 2011
at 04:32
Re: Scene 3.3: Interlude
Linda Cole looked like she hadn't slept in a few days, and that was fully possible. The 12-year-old amnesiac had bouts wherein she just wouldn't sleep. She'd try, but rest would not come.
Looking a little more ragged-edged than usual, she took a seat across from Aki.
"Look like you're deep in thought. What's on your mind?"


An odd doughnut rolled off of Tinman's plate and continued to roll all the way down the table he sat at. At the far end, Louette LeBeau snagged it and smiled, "Seemed like your tray was piled a little high. Figured I could lighten the load."


Karl began to get that odd, hairs-on-the-back-of-the-neck 'being watched' feeling... But he had those a lot...
Riel Hahn
 player, 231 posts
Wed 7 Dec 2011
at 08:07
Re: Scene 3.3: Interlude
That's the thing about high school, Riel thought.  Everybody felt they were a freak.  At least here, they were.  Riel found Aki and, reminding herself not to bring up the topic of morals and ethics, she approached.

"Hey."  she said, flopping down beside the other girl  "D'you know if autumn is always like this, here?  It's so... drab."
Aki
 player, 289 posts
 Shadow Manipulation
 Apperance (2)
Wed 7 Dec 2011
at 14:09
Re: Scene 3.3: Interlude
"Oh, just thinking to myself about what happened a while back." Aki replied to Linda as she snapped out of her fugue.

She turned to Riel who sat next to her and tilted her head with her question.  "Drab?  What does that mean?"
Riel Hahn
 player, 232 posts
Wed 7 Dec 2011
at 14:27
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Riel cocked her head to one side. "Boring. Lifeless. Without color.  Oh, I just wish for soemthing exciting to happen to bring color to this tired and colorless life."

Riel smiled at her overly-dramatic response.  "If only someone would bring excitement to my day!"
Karl Grimmson
 player, 11 posts
Wed 7 Dec 2011
at 14:57
Re: Scene 3.3: Interlude
Karl scooted down a couple of seats, suddenly wanting to be a part of something social. "This weather doesn't have to be boring... think about it- this kind of light brings out all kinds of details, forcing you to look a bit more at textures," he started to slip his sketch pad out from under his backpack he had laid down beside him on the table. "Think about movies too- speaking of excitement. The idea of the heroes surrounded in a harsh darkness, it brings an anticipation, cause you know something's out there," he sweeps his hand to indicate the outside and then drops his voice lower as he opens the book, "quietly waiting... and when it moves, the whole world changes..."

A pencil suddenly in his hand, Karl begins to sketch. A central table with companions gathered 'round, making quick outlines of the small group around him in the cafeteria. His food forgotten, he sees the setting around them, like some dark abandoned Inn on an ancient European road. Furiously the outline is made- postures and angles taking crude shape on the paper.
Tinman
 player, 212 posts
 High Tech & Liquid metal
 But still in high school
Wed 7 Dec 2011
at 15:21
Re: Scene 3.3: Interlude
In reply to All-seeing Eye (msg #5):

"Ummm...yeah...thanks." He replied. He was barley looking at Louette, and was trying not to keep looking at Riel. Expect he did. He glanced at his food-of course he remebered everything on his plate. He could not not forget anything-the computer would not let him. It even had 'mini-cams' inside his eye where it would review and replay his actual memories. It once again brought up Riel's kiss with Marcus, trying to be 'helpful'.

"Thanks you glorified hunk of junk..." He muttered to it. Not that it would care.
Aki
 player, 290 posts
 Shadow Manipulation
 Apperance (2)
Wed 7 Dec 2011
at 16:17
Re: Scene 3.3: Interlude
In reply to Riel Hahn (msg #8):

"I don't see what's lifeless about autumn.  The trees are red, orange, and yellow.  People are preparing to bundle together for winter.  It's a fairly busy time of the year."
Whiplash
 player, 180 posts
Thu 8 Dec 2011
at 04:06
Re: Scene 3.3: Interlude
Elise meandered along the cafeteria wall, before dropping to the floor to collect her food.  She ended up having to argue and produce a permission slip for the cafeteria lady's perusal, before walking away with a tray holding a small bowl of still-shelled eggs, a tall glass of lime juice, and a relish sandwich with extra ghost chili.

She sat down next to Karl, blinking down at his sketch pad.  "Whatcha drawing?" she asked cheerfully, taking a very large bite of her sandwich.
Karl Grimmson
 player, 12 posts
Mon 12 Dec 2011
at 14:48
Re: Scene 3.3: Interlude
"A.. ah.. its the heroes, waiting at an inn or a lunch table," he said with a flicker of a smile as he indicated those around them, "just before the shit hits the fan... I figure when I put some charcoal to it I'll make some vague monstery shapes and little blanks for eyes.", he answered, reaching his hand out to snatch a sandwich from his plate and take three quick bites that filled his mouth.
Riel Hahn
 player, 233 posts
Tue 13 Dec 2011
at 08:06
Re: Scene 3.3: Interlude
"That's so..." Riel started to feign a snobby attitude, but then she nodded and inclined her head.  "actually really good!  Hey Chuck!" she called out.  "You gotta check this out!"
Aki
 player, 291 posts
 Shadow Manipulation
 Apperance (2)
Tue 13 Dec 2011
at 13:04
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Aki squirmed a bit as she heard from Karl what he was putting in.  Shapeless black monsters were all too familiar to what she had to contend with....
Tinman
 player, 213 posts
 High Tech & Liquid metal
 But still in high school
Tue 13 Dec 2011
at 14:45
Re: Scene 3.3: Interlude
In reply to Riel Hahn (msg #14):

Chuck looked at his food again, and then blinked as Riel called to him. "Hmm? What? What?" He said, trying not to get up too fast, and look too eager as he comes over, bringing his tray of food.
Karl Grimmson
 player, 13 posts
Tue 13 Dec 2011
at 15:27
Re: Scene 3.3: Interlude
Karl felt a bit self-conscious, but by this point he was already behind on his work. There were details, images, that he could see- but had yet to place on the paper. Being immersed in his work and not having to talk (he was still trying to work around the mouthful of food he had stuffed in) saved him from his usual shy and awkward behavior. He nodded to thank Riel for her compliment, finishing the details around her eyes that gave her a vaguely anime 'big-eyes' feel, then went to work on Tinman (who was subtly looking at Riel- a fact that Karl didn't even really notice as he drew).
All-seeing Eye
 GM, 643 posts
Wed 14 Dec 2011
at 22:11
Re: Scene 3.3: Interlude
"Hey, that -is- good," Linda said, seeming to perk up a little. "You should do the art thing more! You paint at all? The art instructor here said they were looking for a student-made mural for the entryway."
Karl Grimmson
 player, 14 posts
Wed 14 Dec 2011
at 22:32
Re: Scene 3.3: Interlude
Karl stops abruptly, looking up at Linda. Swallowing the remainder of the food he raises his eyebrow, "A mural? Na (OOC: this is like a heavy accent saying 'Now') that'd be fun'ta get in on...", he said with a quick smile, then returned to the picture. He made a mental note to speak with the teacher, vaguely aware that his voice and mannerisms were a bit different. A personality of someone else had bled in there, but Karl hoped the others wouldn't notice.
Tinman
 player, 214 posts
 High Tech & Liquid metal
 But still in high school
Thu 15 Dec 2011
at 18:13
Re: Scene 3.3: Interlude
In reply to Karl Grimmson (msg #17):

"Hey that's...pretty good..." He noticed who he was looking at in the picture. "Little too good..." He said under his breath. "So, ummm...what is your...'special talent', if you get my meaning."

(OOC-I assume you drew Tinman as he appears now, as an unarmored Chuck.)
Karl Grimmson
 player, 18 posts
Thu 15 Dec 2011
at 18:38
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(OOC: forgot to mention this- but I figured Tinman would be armored- but more in the style of a fantasy character than he is on the field (field plate as opposed to a full on body suit look).

Partially lost in the art, Karl answers Chuck without his normal filters- the ones set in place by a teenager who constantly feels like a freak. He cracks a quick smile (think Donnie Darko) and speaks as he brings more lines and textures to the paper, "more'a curse than talent... Imma kinda psychic stuck in the past- delving up chunks o' memory from 'past lives' and getting haunted by what sticks 'round after I borrow a skill or knack from them...", he says, leaving a pause.

"Then I get to dream about'em... oh and I can pull weapons outta those echoes too- shimmering remembrances of big hammers and sharp swords.", he said, looking up with a smile... but it quickly dissolved as he realized not only had he shared a bit more than he was comfortable with, but he had done it talking with a bit so someone elses accent.

This message had punctuation tweaked by the player at 18:40, Thu 15 Dec 2011.

Marcus Magnusson
 player, 221 posts
Sun 18 Dec 2011
at 07:08
Re: Scene 3.3: Interlude
Marcus, as usual, kept to himself when he entered the cafeteria.  This school was strange to him.  He used to be part of a team.  He enjoyed it.  Now he wasn't so sure.  The students were much more intellectual than he was.  He thought as he glanced around at the different groups.  As his eyes followed Chuck's path to Riel he gave her a nod and half smile that seemed his "friendly" form of greeting.  Marcus had thought of Riel as kind of a kid sister since they had started school, but her kiss had been anything but sisterly.  He passed it off as "just in the line of duty" as he figured that was how she felt, but he found that he couldn't think of her as sisterly anymore either.

One thing he was sure about was how the night at the club made him feel.  It felt awesome.  He got to actually do something!  He confronted some badguys, saved the girl, got kissed and one of the girls had given him her number.  Not a bad night at all.

More than the usual smile tugged at his lips as he sat by the one student that he knew shared his love of sports Louette.  Her table had just been vacated by Chuck so he sat across from the girl.

"Hey Lou Lou." He greeted her.
All-seeing Eye
 GM, 672 posts
Mon 19 Dec 2011
at 04:26
Re: Scene 3.3: Interlude
Louette munched a doughnut and smiled, "Hey yourself. You look more than usually stoical. Something up, sugar?"

Looking at the drawings, Linda arched an eyebrow, "The accent come with the past lives?"
Karl Grimmson
 player, 20 posts
Mon 19 Dec 2011
at 05:23
Re: Scene 3.3: Interlude
Karl just nodded nervously at Louette, then put his eyes back to his paper... there we go... soon you'll be just a freak again...
Marcus Magnusson
 player, 226 posts
Tue 20 Dec 2011
at 17:54
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"Fun weekend." He answered with that same smile.  "How was yours?" He asked in return.  His posture eased slightly sitting with his friend.  Louette was someone he was comfortable with.
All-seeing Eye
 GM, 677 posts
Tue 20 Dec 2011
at 19:48
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"Not bad," Louette said, finishing the doughnut, "Mel wanted to learn more about world sports. Teaching baseball was easy. Learned I don't know a damn thing about cricket, though. Had to enlist Fer to talk about that, then realized what a mistake it was to bring in someone who can't tell the truth half the time to give details of a game no one else knows about."
Marcus Magnusson
 player, 228 posts
Tue 20 Dec 2011
at 20:05
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Marcus chuckled quietly. "That's ok.  Anything played while dressed like you're going to church isn't really a sport anyway." Sports was the one area that Marcus spoke in length about.  Though he was sure Fers' made up rules made the game much more interesting. "What did Fer have you doing?"
All-seeing Eye
 GM, 678 posts
Tue 20 Dec 2011
at 22:15
Re: Scene 3.3: Interlude
"It started out all right, but when the ball just 'happened' to break through a window on the 'do not enter' third floor of the school? I got a little suspicious. When the rainbow-decorated hippopotamuses showed up? Yeah. Kinda called her on that."

Linda continued looking at the drawings, "Kinda cool. I mean, it's nice to -know- what you can do, right? And to..." She trailed off a little, suddenly looking to others to change the subject.
Marcus Magnusson
 player, 233 posts
Wed 21 Dec 2011
at 19:43
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"Nice." He commented at the hippopotami. "You'd think Mel would know everything by now." Marcus mentioned offhand.  He was now beginning to eye the food line as he had yet to grab anything to eat this morning.