Prelude: 112 St and 83 Ave (Prodigy & Ezra)   Posted by Aether.Group: 0
Aether
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Thu 14 Feb 2013
at 03:28
Prelude: 112 St and 83 Ave (Prodigy & Ezra)
Continued from Prodigy and Ezra's Prelude
(Note: it's about 10 - 15 minutes in the past for Ezra)

Ezra's view goes blurry for a moment as all the light around him comes rushing at him, hugging him, then suddenly it rushes away. Everything clears and Ezra sees that his surroundings have changed. After a second or two he is able to deduce that he is about a block and a half back. The air is a little bit chillier, like it was as he first stepped out into his back ally. Christian has traveled along with him and stands a few feet behind.

Looking across the street Ezra can clearly see the hot dog vendor from before opening a box of hot dog buns. After placing various condiments on his cart the vendor goes about opening the steel covers on his cart to begin his day of sausage selling.

The little bit of sidewalk between Ezra and the crosswalk is fitted with those familiar rusty grates. After a few seconds Ezra can see the opposite traffic lights turn yellow, his walk light would soon be lighting up.

"If you want that thing you're probably going to want to give it to him." he steps back and holds his hand out toward the road, inviting Ezra to cross.

"Oh, hey, actually, wait. Here ya go."
he walks up and hands Ezra another small silver object. "There ya go, now you won't be up all night going crazy thinking 'but if I got it by giving it to myself, where'd I get it in the first place.'" The man again steps backward and gives Ezra a quick wink.

quote:
Ezra nods, "Thanks, a pleasure, Christian. As I am sure you know, I was having a little trouble staying fixed today, which is odd... well for me anyways... since I am fixed." He depresses the the end with the symbol, "Transparent alloys you say? That is something I would definitely be interested in."

~

"Oh I do apologize!" His hand shoots forward. "Christian is my name."

"Transparent alloys, time travel and small silver objects are my business."

The man has incredibly controlled posture and sports a charming expression that is nothing short of bullet proof.

"Oh, you'll want to just tap the end of it friend, just the bit with the Mandarin." he gestures to Ezra's pocket. "It's sort of, important; to keep this fixed point from fragmenting and weakening the temporal integrity of this universe."


This message was last edited by the GM at 04:37, Tue 12 Mar 2013.

Ezra Stern
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Wed 13 Mar 2013
at 14:44
Re: Prelude: 112 St and 83 Ave (Prodigy & Ezra)
Ez nods, trying to get his bearings straight again for a second, lifting up his collar against the cold. He heads toward his crossing, keeping well away from the grates as he does.
Christian
 NPC, 4 posts
Fri 15 Mar 2013
at 01:43
Re: Prelude: 112 St and 83 Ave (Prodigy & Ezra)


Ezra walks around the grates, keeping close to the wall of the nearby building. As he approaches the crosswalk he pays close attention to the grates. The light turns green and Ezra is almost at the curb when he trips on a large crack in the sidewalk and stumbles into a traffic sign barely able to grab it to pull himself up. Seconds later a bus races past the curb two feet from where Ezra is standing, apparently having not noticed the red light. Several vehicles traveling the opposite direction slow down to avoid the bus, honking their horns.

"Wow, that was a close one.." he sighs "...I've always liked that part."

Christian stands leaning against the nearby wall watching the situation.

This message was last edited by the player at 02:29, Sat 16 Mar 2013.

Prodigy
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 House Shaea
Fri 15 Mar 2013
at 03:02
Re: Prelude: 112 St and 83 Ave (Prodigy & Ezra)
She was pulling up to drop her mother off just a few blocks away from her destination, as she drove she looked around and enjoyed the pleasure of seeing TIME as it truly was.  Something that could help in the future.

Not doing much she then lets her mother out and then drove off.
Ezra Stern
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Fri 15 Mar 2013
at 14:42
Re: Prelude: 112 St and 83 Ave (Prodigy & Ezra)
Ezra's face screws into an awkward expression of surprise as he trips, nearly into oncoming traffic. The sudden blaring of all the horns is almost as alarming. He looks up at Christian, a little bleary eyed from the tumult. "Which? The near brush with an oncoming bus or the unceremonious lurch into the street?"
Christian
 NPC, 5 posts
Sat 16 Mar 2013
at 02:56
Re: Prelude: 112 St and 83 Ave (Prodigy & Ezra)
Christian begins walking out onto the cross walk, passing Ezra he replies "I love the part where you save your own life, Mr Stern." Christian steps out on the street and swaggers across to the other side leaving Ezra to follow.

This message was last edited by the player at 18:36, Sat 16 Mar 2013.

Aether
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Sat 16 Mar 2013
at 03:16
Re: Prelude: 112 St and 83 Ave (Prodigy & Ezra)
The neighborhood is familiar to Prodigy. The university is in sight across a field, a theater she used to go to a couple blocks east, and of course Whyte Ave.

As she pulls out into traffic another wave of deja vu flows over her.  The feeling of driving down this street, in this sort of weather, perhaps a few years ago. She has clear images in her mind of the pedestrians, overcast skies, and the smell of hot dogs. After a moment or two she can feel her pocket watch come to life and the hands go to work showing the effects of time displacement.

As she heads south down the street the address on the piece of paper in her pocket closes on one block away. As Prodigy gets closer she can see a hot dog stand on the corner.

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Prodigy
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Mon 18 Mar 2013
at 15:18
Re: Prelude: 112 St and 83 Ave (Prodigy & Ezra)
Shaking her head she didn't like the feeling of deja vu.  But it all seemed too real, as if she really been here before and did things.

Driving down the road and seeing the hot dog stand made her drive a bit slower, it all seemed to be happening again.  AGAIN, how can that be when this was her first time coming this way today.

The smell of the hot dogs did attract her scent and she pulled over to get something to eat plus she could walk the rest of the way from here.  This was a good place to park cause there might not be a parking spot down the street further.

Exiting the car and walking over to the stand she walked a bit slower than normal, she wanted to make sure that the feeling wasn't going to happen again.
Aether
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Sun 24 Mar 2013
at 21:42
Re: Prelude: 112 St and 83 Ave (Prodigy & Ezra)
Ezra isn't sure what to make of this aloof individual. If anything, he could use some more effective interpersonal skills.

Ezra furrows his brow as Christian walks off mid conversation. Ezra never was one for theatrics, he viewed it as a barrier to communication, and communication was something he very much wished he could have right now.

Taking a second to check for traffic Ezra stepped out onto the street and made his way across to the other side. Christian was already waiting at the hot dog stand, the only customer until a women walked up.

"Yes please." Christian says to the Vendor. "Anything for your friend?" the Vendor asks, apparently having seen them talking across the street. "Oh, uh no," he looks back at Ezra "I think he's going to wait until about 20 minutes ago."

Ezra walks up awkwardly and gives the Vendor a forced smile. It was odd meeting a person you've met before who hasn't met you yet. "No thank you."

Ezra looks to Christian who has already made his way through half his hot dog. Christian gestures to the Vendor.

"Right, uhm, Mr."
Ezra looks down at the side and remembers "Mr. Emperor. Would you do me a favor. I'll be coming back here shortly, could you give this to me please?" he holds up the small silver object and after pausing for a second the vendor reaches out and takes the object.

"What is it?"

"It's an... electronic lighter." Ezra throws out a random lie.

"Oh, right. Sure thing friend!"

Ezra looks to Christian who is smiling at the women waiting to order. "What about those metal grates Ezra." Christian still stares awkwardly at the women. Prodigy can't help but return his gaze, feeling somewhat awkward that this random person was staring at her.

"Uh, yes. The grates. This might seem odd, but would you be able to give me a message? Those sidewalk vents a block back...tell me to walk around them."

"Yeah, sure! Have a great one friend." he replies before turning to Prodigy. "What can I get you miss?"

Prodigy had her order ready but was distracted by the name. Ezra? she thought to her self. Prodigy reaches into her pocket and pulls out the piece of paper to confirm the name. Ezra Stern was written very clearly next to the address.


"Ezra Stern?"
she asks.

"Maybe...? Who's asking?"


"My name is Prodigy. Would you happen to know anything about a fob watch?"

Ezra looks to Christian, who simply winks at him, before looking back to Prodigy. "Uhm, I know what they used for...?"

Christian throws his napkin in a nearby trash and starts sauntering off down the block.

"Hey now, just wait a second." Ezra commands. The person with all the answers wasn't about to just walk out of his life.

"Excuse me." Prodigy says to the Vendor as she follows after Ezra.

"Sorry mate, places to be, people to send back in time. You know how it is."

Prodigy catches up with Ezra and prepares her series of questions but pauses when Christian spins around. "Wait!..." his eyes shoot back and forth as his mind races "We need to activate you. Now." Christian takes a step back, and crouches slightly. He begins waving his arms up and down, slowly at first then speeding up; apparently indicating the curves of an invisible women. Ezra and Prodigy hear Christian start to gobble. Starting somewhat quietly, then building into a highly audible chant.

At first the act is merely an odd display, but Ezra and Prodigy quickly become very aware of that familiar feeling of warm peanut butter running down the back of your neck or that feeling you get when you don't think about what you may have forgotten to remember. They are also very much aware of each others thoughts and feelings toward the current situation. Ezra and Prodigy each feel their perception start to shift directions, not to the left, or right, or in any direction one would recognize, but in a new direction somewhere in the middle resulting in a mind set completely the same as the opposite of what they weren't seeing before watching a gobbling orangutan. The world has changed somehow, or maybe not the world. Ezra and Prodigy have changed. They feel different. Sort of, at an angle. No, straight, much straighter. Ezra and Prodigy feel balanced and straight up and down, but they can't believe having never before realized how lopsided they had always felt. They were both aware of the others similar feelings.

An unknown amount of time passes and Ezra notices Christian had stopped gobbling and was walking away slowly, toward a traffic sign. "You may want to move out of the way. You'll be come down the block soon."

A voice catches Ezra's ear and he quickly realizes it's his own. Ezra looks back and sees himself talking to the hot dog vendor. Without being completely clear as to why, it becomes clear to him that he should place himself out of sight before his past self approaches. At the same moment Prodigy and Ezra turn and enter the doorway of a nearby building, placing themselves out of line of sight. A moment passes and they watch Past Ezra walk by heading toward Christian.

This message was last edited by the GM at 22:56, Sun 24 Mar 2013.

Ezra Stern
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Mon 25 Mar 2013
at 20:10
Re: Prelude: 112 St and 83 Ave (Prodigy & Ezra)
Ez lifts his brows at prodigy, "To quote Alice, 'Curiouser and curiouser'. That's that can really be said. I mean... I'm pretty sure this is all supposed to be going on, I mean... it just feels right, but boy is it a ride. I can barely keep my head on straight, let alone navigate the last few moments. How are you doing?"
Prodigy
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 House Shaea
Tue 26 Mar 2013
at 14:08
Re: Prelude: 112 St and 83 Ave (Prodigy & Ezra)
Shaking her head to help clear her thoughts, she didn't know what to say at first but once she heard Ezra voice walking toward them she too thought it wouldn't be a good thing to see himself or let alone she would we walking down that was soon as well.

Everything happens for a reason she thought.

Following Ezra down into a doorway she looked back once to see where her past self was at this moment.  Or was there a past life of herself.  She knew that her own Avatar was of the ancient past.

Now hearing the present Ezra speak to her she turned to him. "I am feeling better now, just that first rush was something.  But still I'm wondering what is going on.  How did we even do what just happened.
Ezra Stern
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Tue 26 Mar 2013
at 14:56
Re: Prelude: 112 St and 83 Ave (Prodigy & Ezra)
Ezra hmmms, "Do you have any talent with Ars Temporis or Ars Conjunctio? The most I can make of it is that two different timelines were intersecting, but I think the other me knew something in that time that I needed to know now... perhaps. Does that makes sense?"

This message was last edited by the player at 14:57, Tue 26 Mar 2013.

Prodigy
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Sat 7 Jun 2014
at 04:54
Re: Prelude: 112 St and 83 Ave (Prodigy & Ezra)
Nodding her head but she didn't say to what question.

"Let us move somewhere safer.  I don't like this
Aether
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Wed 18 Jun 2014
at 19:47
Re: Prelude: 112 St and 83 Ave (Prodigy & Ezra)
Ezra and Prodigy watch as Past-Ezra walks up to Christian.

Christian leans forward "Excuse me sir, might you be Mr. Ezra Stern." he sports an inquisitive look, betraying no signs of guile.

Past-Ezra stops and says casually, "I suppose it depends on who's asking." He dabs his mouth with a napkin in case hot dog residue remains. He hated being too suspicious of strangers, especially when trying to establish a business, but he had been in some entanglements lately that made caution necessary. If he was dead, there's be no business at all.

"Oh I do apologize!" His hand shoots forward. "Christian is my name."

"Transparent alloys, time travel and small silver objects are my business."

Christian has incredibly controlled posture and sports a charming expression that is nothing short of bullet proof.

"Oh, you'll want to just tap the end of it friend, just the bit with the Mandarin." he gestures to Past-Ezra's pocket. "It's sort of, important; to keep this fixed point from fragmenting and weakening the temporal integrity of this universe."

Past-Ezra nods, "Thanks, a pleasure, Christian. As I am sure you know, I was having a little trouble staying fixed today, which is odd... well for me anyways... since I am fixed." He depresses the the end with the symbol, "Transparent alloys you say? That is something I would definitely be interested..."

His sentence is cut short as all the light around Past-Ezra comes rushing at him, hugging him, and then Past-Ezra and all the air around him suddenly vanishes with a subtle snapping sound followed by a low thump as the vacuum is quickly filled.

Christian turns to Ezra, "I'd be happy to setup an appointment, I offer very competitive prices." apparently resuming his past [or present?] conversation.

Just then a smart-car quickly appears from around the building, whirling around the curb stopping instantly a few meters from Christian. "Ah, fantastic. Our transportation."


The passenger door opens and an excited man leaps out of the passenger door and runs around to the sidewalk.


"Ezra!" Ezra recognizes the man as Tome, his cabal mate.
"Are you alright man?"
Gesturing back at the car, "St.. Stan..."

"Stephen!"
The driver of the car says, as he pops his head out the drive side window.

"..uh, yeah Stephen! told me about those Agents of the Greys."

"Agents of Grey Face." Stephen corrects him again.

Tome quickly looks Ezra over, checking for any obvious injury.

This message was last edited by the GM at 21:04, Fri 20 June 2014.

Prodigy
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Sat 21 Jun 2014
at 19:40
Re: Prelude: 112 St and 83 Ave (Prodigy & Ezra)
When the first man walked up to past-Ezra she wondered what was going on but after awhile they were talking as if they knew each other.  Then when the other man peeked his head out the car she had to wonder what was going on at this moment.

If Christian, by the name he said saw the past-Ezra be covered in lights then vanish and it didn't bother him then he too must be Gifted.

Looking to Ezra "So are we to get in the car or stand here and see what Fate has in store for us. seeing that she didn't really know these two gents she relied on Ezra to value for their characters
Ezra Stern
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Wed 2 Jul 2014
at 03:10
Re: Prelude: 112 St and 83 Ave (Prodigy & Ezra)
Ezra sees Tome and his eyes light up. At first he isn't sure what to make of him showing up. The last he knew of Tome he was at the lab, but than, that wasn't Tome, it was something else; what had happened to him. "Tome! Uh yes, yes I'm fine. But how are you?! Where have you been?" Ezra returns the courtesy and glances over Tome, checking for injuries. "Oh sorry, uhm Prodigy, this is Tome; Tome, Prodigy. Tome is my business partner, cable mate, and general co-conspirator and sidekick in crime."
Christian
 NPC, 5 posts
Wed 2 Jul 2014
at 03:36
Re: Prelude: 112 St and 83 Ave (Prodigy & Ezra)
Tome smiles, but then groans "hey now, you're the sidekick mate."

Christian walks over and interrupts the introductions, "Prodigy is correct, we should depart with some haste." Christian looks around, as if expecting something, or someone.

"Ezra man, you gotta check this out, it's brilliant." Tome motions for Ezra to follow.

"Departing in 2 minutes." Stephen says from the drives side.

This message was last edited by the player at 22:45, Thu 03 July 2014.

Ezra Stern
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Wed 2 Jul 2014
at 03:18
Re: Prelude: 112 St and 83 Ave (Prodigy & Ezra)
Ezra follows Tome over to the passenger side door and peers in. At first he seems more or less underwhelmed, until Tome urges him to get in. Ezra steps into the vehicle.

"Cool..."
Prodigy
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 House Shaea
Fri 11 Jul 2014
at 03:57
Re: Prelude: 112 St and 83 Ave (Prodigy & Ezra)
She nods her head to the fellow she was just introduced to, Tome.

Hearing Stephen say leaving in 2 minutes she made her way next to the car and followed next to Ezra.  She didn't know what to think but still she didn't want to be standing there alone when they pulled off.