cosmompolitan: (And I have always known.)
Dr. R. Lalonde ([personal profile] cosmompolitan) wrote in [community profile] arimoi2017-03-10 04:01 pm

Take what is lovely, leave before the rain hits [OPEN]

[The short version is: free yacht!

The long version, for the narratively curious, is that this time the Joyous Nerd Convention made the mistake of trying their summoning ritual on a boat. When Dr. Lalonde's confused, but affable attempts at conversation led to the appearance of chains, she promptly noped out of that non-consensual clusterfuck and threw her summoners overboard.

She left them a life raft, but she took their champagne and other victuals. A woman has needs.

Now, after a day spent lounging on a deck chair in Pearl Rock Bay sipping bubbly right out of the bottle, Dr. Lalonde's making harbor in the port of Arcrion. She's not terribly fussed, winking and flirting outrageously with any sailors who come to help her tie her new boat (to be rechristened The Rosie once she gets some paint) and paying for their trouble with the cash she found aboard, but it's also clear the woman knows her way around a boat.

No, it's stepping onto the dock that's a problem. She is super drunk. Giggling and somehow still the picture of class in her lab coat/dress and heels, she staggers her way towards the city proper, holding onto various passersby's shoulders and smiling brightly up at them.]


Thanksh, sailor! Hic!

[She laughs and pats their backs and continues on her merry way. After all, what port city doesn't put their finest drinking establishments close to the docks? Brawny seamen and abundant booze. This must be her eternal reward.]
planetary_bonds: (TIME TO GET SHIT DONE.JPG)

[personal profile] planetary_bonds 2017-03-10 09:55 pm (UTC)(link)
[Hell yeah, booze and brawn! Best combination ever.

Hold up, wait a second. This guy you just patted looks kinda scrawny-looking compared to the others, right? It's not that he's not brawny, he definitely has some defined muscle that's showing thanks to him wearing a tank top (there's even a bright red tattoo right on his forearm! not on his shoulder like a good sailor BUT IT'S A TATTOO STAMPED RIGHT ACROSS THEM MUSCLES), but it's decidedly more lean muscle than a proper brawny sailor should have. Boo.

Sniff. Kinda stinks too. Not like sea salt and sweat. More like grease and oil. Eugh.

Face is kinda boyish looking too, even though it's also very surly-looking and set in a perpetual resting bitchface. Tattoo under his eye and everything, very tough guy esque.

And what's wrong with his hair? It looks worse than the average bedhead-there's yellow spiky bits all out of place and it's all fluffy and scraggly and long-and there's streaks of blue in it?! How messy!]


...Aah. Not a problem.

[...Polite enough, one supposes. It's pretty clear he's used to dealing with drunken lots wandering the streets (it happens a lot in the Satellite, see), but still. What's a messy kid like him doing here?]
Edited 2017-03-10 21:58 (UTC)
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[personal profile] planetary_bonds 2017-03-10 10:12 pm (UTC)(link)
[Yuusei goes out the way he likes and you can't stop him! You're not his mo-]

Ah-

[Why are you touching him, woman. Stop that-ow.]

Tch-!

[Yeah, whatever those are on his head, they're stuck on there pretty tight. Like they're attached on there. What.]

A-what?

[What the hell is a cosplayer. Jack mentioned something like that being something his fans did, but-]
planetary_bonds: (polished by me) (susssspiiiiccciiooouuusssss)

[personal profile] planetary_bonds 2017-03-10 10:25 pm (UTC)(link)
...I don't watch that sort of thing.

[Ain't got no time for that, mom. He sighs in annoyance-apparently he has been getting this question a lot.]

Aah, I am. My hair turned into that not soon after I was taken here. I'm not sure why, either.

[Taken, is it?]
planetary_bonds: (a controlled anger)

[personal profile] planetary_bonds 2017-03-10 10:33 pm (UTC)(link)
...

[He crosses his arms, skeptical. You don't look fit to drive a boat, m'am.]

I hardly think you'd believe me if I told you.

[No one else here does. He thought he'd find some people willing to spill information on weird cults at the seedier bars, but everyone's just laughing off his stories like the tall tales of some whimsical kid! Bah.]
planetary_bonds: (a controlled anger)

[personal profile] planetary_bonds 2017-03-10 10:41 pm (UTC)(link)
[Dead? Not like the Dark Signers, is his first thought. Then he dismisses that out of hand. Maybe it's just more ramblings of a drunkard. She looks drunk enough to be dead on her feet.

...Bah. What would it cost him to tell? Just more needless laughter, and while that's annoying, it's not a huge deal.]


Hm.

[He sighs.]

Some strange cult summoned me here. Bunch of people called the Joyous Order. Some others and I managed to escape from them, my hair started changing a little while after that.

[He narrows his eyes, tilting his head inquisitively.]

Have you heard of them, this cult?
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[personal profile] planetary_bonds 2017-03-10 10:47 pm (UTC)(link)
Oh...?

[Wait, did she actually run into some members of the Joyous Order? And left them in such a fashion...

Oddly enough, a small smirk crosses his face at the thought. Seems like you've touched on his more troublemaking side.]


Not bad.
planetary_bonds: (Almost a smile. Not quite.)

[personal profile] planetary_bonds 2017-03-10 10:59 pm (UTC)(link)
Ah, that wouldn't have been a bad idea, now that you mention it.

[He's all up for fighting cultists, honestly. Too bad they're probably seafood by now.

Now that she's told him what she did to the other cultists, he's honestly finding himself reevaluating his opinion. Finding her stance to be surprisingly solid despite her apparent drunkenness is helping that impression nicely.]


Seems so. We're not sure why, so we've been trying to find out more about them. It might give us clues on how to get back home.

[Pause. A guess, but...] So, you were summoned here, too?
planetary_bonds: (polished by me) (side eying you so hard rn)

[personal profile] planetary_bonds 2017-03-10 11:08 pm (UTC)(link)
...In my experience, anyone being brought back from the dead doesn't lead to much good.

[Yikes.]

You don't mind showing me the boat? There might be clues on there.
planetary_bonds: (default stoic expression)

[personal profile] planetary_bonds 2017-03-10 11:17 pm (UTC)(link)
[Holy shit.

Doc Lalonde, you're a pretty cool mom. Yuusei, no.

Anyways, give him a sec and he'll jump right after you because if an eighteen year old daredevil of a child wouldn't try that shit out after seeing someone else do it then Yuusei'll join you in drinking that gross alcoholic stuff.]


So this is it, huh?

[A small boat like this...?]
planetary_bonds: (Deep in thought)

[personal profile] planetary_bonds 2017-03-10 11:28 pm (UTC)(link)
Hah...

[Wow, that was actually kind of a laugh. Nice job, Doc.]

To be fair, I've never seen much what cults do, myself. Some summonings...but they weren't anything like this, I don't think.

[He hopes they weren't like this, at least.]

So this might have just been an attempt at a more isolated summoning?

[Maybe they heard about the escape of Yuusei and the others and tried to create more favorable conditions? Hmm.]

Can you show me which part of the boat they tried to summon you at?
planetary_bonds: (Deep in thought)

[personal profile] planetary_bonds 2017-03-10 11:44 pm (UTC)(link)
Summoning circle, is it...

[He doesn't recognize any of this, as expected. But at least he can take pictures with one of the phones he'd snagged and repaired earlier! Bless smartphones.]

Thank you. This really doesn't look like anything I've seen other than in storybooks. [He blinks at it.] It's surreal.
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[personal profile] planetary_bonds 2017-03-10 11:54 pm (UTC)(link)
Mmm. The ones I've witnessed only required the mass sacrifice of hundreds of souls during battle-nothing this elaborate.

[Bee tee dubs? Is that supposed to be him? (What the heck is that supposed to mean...?)]

It serves its purpose.
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[personal profile] planetary_bonds 2017-03-10 11:56 pm (UTC)(link)
...

Presumably it's happened in ancient history before, but I only experienced it myself recently.

[It wasn't fun.]

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