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  • Re: New Vindicators Academy of Europe #15: Deport (IC)

    Magnitude
    Kasimir Flaegler
    HP 5 LP 2


    Kasimir had promised not to desert Bulwark, but he hadn't promised to tag along if Bulwark deserted them. While he agreed it was important Elizabeth have the Astrolabe, they now had an opportunity to end this charade once and for all.

    He really would have to thank Astrid for the idea. Later.

    Pushing the others along, he encouraged them to seek out Crown Princess Sophie, where Gabriel could sober her up and the whole ugly truth of Oscar and Kasimir's plot could be laid bare. It wasn't until Gabriel actually used his powers on Sophie that things went sideways.

    OOC: Assuming at this point things DO go sideways.
    Last edited by Horsenhero; 06-01-2014, 06:41 AM.

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    • Re: New Vindicators Academy of Europe #15: Deport (IC)

      Alex "Current" Murphy
      HP: 2 CND: Normal

      Lex gave the police station a look then give Kirstie a look worried look that screams "do we have to do this here?"

      "I donno. Everything?" He bit his lip before saying, "There's the little stuff. Ya know. What if I'm no good? What if I don't measure up? What if I don't measureup? What if you don't like what you see when there's no jacket to hide behind?"

      He looks hesitant then sighs, "And the big stuff."

      "I grew up in the poor part of town. Kids there got into all sorts of crap, but everybody had plan, ya know? We all wanted to go on to bigger better stuff. But the kids who got pregnant? It was over. They weren't getting out, they were stuck,"
      he shook his head, "It was like watching a nightmare repeat itself, these kids getting pregnant, then they'd have the kid and get married, but they hated their lives and eventually each other. They'd think 'if it wasn't for you I'd wouldn't be here' and it'd just poison them. Then their kid says that they're going to go on to better things and get out of the slums."

      "I saw it happen so much and I always told myself, 'I'm not going to be that dumb',"
      He chuckled, "It was so easy to say that, 'cause nobody'd give me a second look, ya know?"

      "And then you... and I love you and I want you and I'd be an idiot not to, and I know we can be safe about it so that it doesn't happen,"
      he ran his hands through his hair, pulling at it lightly, "But I hear that voice in my head saying 'that's what they said too', and it scares me."

      "But..."
      Lex looks down fidgeting with his hands almost frantically, "That's normal, right... everybody worries about that... but I'm not normal... I got... I'm..."

      He bit his lip again then whispers, "What if I hurt you?"

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      • Re: New Vindicators Academy of Europe #15: Deport (IC)

        Fluxx

        Martin's eyes grew wide and he cupped his hands together. When he moved them there revealed a clear gemstone, about the size of a robin's egg. Martin lowered his voice.

        "Worth your payoff, wiz more to follow. Give me ze password and let me take your place and save my girl. Please." Martin says.

        "Please Viktor." he pleaded.

        Martin could, indeed, create vast wealth. It would just take him more time that these few seconds. He hoped Viktor couldn't spot his 'fake' diamond.

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        • Re: New Vindicators Academy of Europe #15: Deport (IC)

          DONAUSTADT POLIZEIWACHZIMMER (Violet; NPCs: Eve)
          "It's not about being defended. It's about..." She sighed. "He doesn't care about me at all."

          HOFBURG PALACE: THE DUNGEON (Blue Knight, Kas, Jack; NPCs: Astrid, Bulwark, Drifter, Gabriel, Gabrielle, Ulrich)
          The Drifter flashed Magnitude with a disbelieving look. "I can't leave without the Astrolabe," she said, "and if the warden comes back and you're all not here... Please, just... Give him a minute, and then-"

          Before anyone could argue it, Bulwark returned, bringing with him the promised items. "Fine, let's do this," Gabrielle said. Her eyes began to glow, and suddenly, their surroundings changed. They were back in Gabrielle's room. "Let's find your friend and get the hell out of here..."

          DONAUSTADT POLIZEIWACHZIMMER (Lex; NPCs: Kirstie)
          Kirstie rounded on him with an astonished look. "Scarred of what?" she asked.

          Lex scanned the police station before flashing his girlfriend an alarmed look. "I dunno," he said, surrendering to the idea that this was where they were going to have this conversation, "Everything? There's the little stuff, ya know: what if I'm no good? What if I don't measure up? What if I don't measure up? What if you don't like what you see when there's no jacket to hide behind?"

          Kirstie put a hand on his knee. "Lex..." she said. "I love you. You could... weigh eight hundred pounds and have one leg, and I'd love you."

          Despite her attempts to reassure him, the boy still looked hesitant "And the big stuff," he said, sighing. It came out in a rush: all of his fears; the concerns he had with them taking their relationship to that level.

          And then... "What if I hurt you?" he whispered.

          Kirstie laughed. "Pretty confident, huh?" she asked.

          GRAND HOTEL WIEN (Martin; NPCs: Caballero)
          "It's tempting," Caballero said. "Very tempting... but there's just one or two glitches with your plan.

          "One, my partner--the man who took me in, and saved my life... The man who taught me everything I know? He's back there. I walk away from this, and what happens to him? Oh, sure, you'll probably tell me that you won't hurt him... but what about them, Martin? What if whatever rescue mission you've dreamed up in the last minute or two fails, and you're unable to take all of them? You go down, my treachery is revealed, and my partner will be killed alongside your friends.

          "Also, have you given any thought to what you'll do once you're over there? How you're going to save your friends? They have two men who move faster than thought. You make one wrong move, and someone will die.

          "Finally..." He reached for his ear, pulled out the communicator, and showed it to Martin. "Everything you just said? They heard. They're going to be extra suspicious of whoever comes back, now.

          "Like I said, it's very tempting... but the risk versus reward ratio is a bit off, yes?"
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          • Re: New Vindicators Academy of Europe #15: Deport (IC)

            Violet Lear
            HP: 3

            "Of course he cares about you. It's just..."
            Violet sighed. "Just not like you want him to. I'm sorry Eve. I guess he's not the right guy for you."

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            • Re: New Vindicators Academy of Europe #15: Deport (IC)

              The Blue Knight

              The Welsh teen looked around, at a loss. "No telling where Gas is now. I heard thunder when I left, so he was using his powers. If he was a captive, we would have run into him inna dungeons. First place to check would be our rooms."
              [I]Any sound can shake the air. My voice shakes the heart![/I]

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              • Re: New Vindicators Academy of Europe #15: Deport (IC)

                Alex "Current" Murphy
                HP: 2 CND: Normal

                Lex gave Kirstie a hurt look, "I'm serious, Kirstie. You've see what happens when I get mad, so what happens when I..."

                He turned a mortified red, and mumbles something incomprehensible.

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                • Re: New Vindicators Academy of Europe #15: Deport (IC)

                  DONAUSTADT POLIZEIWACHZIMMER (Violet; NPCs: Eve)
                  Eve didn't say a word. She simply bowed her head, and sulked.

                  HOFBURG PALACE: THE DUNGEON (Blue Knight, Kas, Jack; NPCs: Astrid, Bulwark, Drifter, Gabriel, Gabrielle, Ulrich)
                  "You want to find your friend so bad, have at it," Gabrielle said. "My brother and I need to find that bastard Oscar."

                  DONAUSTADT POLIZEIWACHZIMMER (Lex; NPCs: Kirstie)
                  Kirstie looked terrified. "So, you..." She gulped. "Do you think you'll ever be able to?"
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                  • Re: New Vindicators Academy of Europe #15: Deport (IC)

                    Violet Lear
                    HP: 3

                    Violet frowned and put her arm around Eve. There was nothing she could say to make her friend feel better. "Come on, let's go home." She wanted to text Jakob and find out how he was doing but that would have to wait. She couldn't do it in front of Eve but she had to know if they were still OK.

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                    • Re: New Vindicators Academy of Europe #15: Deport (IC)

                      Alex "Current" Murphy
                      HP: 2 CND: Normal

                      Lex couldn't help but look at Kirstie, eyes rolling up and down her body before latching back onto her eyes, "Oh god I hope so."

                      His eyes bugged out as he realized he'd said that out loud, "I mean..."

                      He turned red, looking at his knees, "Maybe I'm just making a mountain out of a molehill. When I'm not using my powers I push them down, like I'm locking it in a vault down in my stomach. Maybe they just come out when I'm mad because I want to hit something and I'm unconciously pulling the door open."

                      He reaches out and grabs Kirstie's hand, "I just want you to be safe."

                      "I," his heart lurched, "I love you, Kirstie. And I want you. I do. Real bad. But, could we take it slow? A little bit at a time until we're sure it's safe?"

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                      • Re: New Vindicators Academy of Europe #15: Deport (IC)

                        DONAUSTADT POLIZEIWACHZIMMER (Violet; NPCs: Eve)
                        An officer took the girls back to the school. Eve spent the entirety of the ride in silence. "Good night," she muttered as they headed for the dorms. Slipping away, Eve locked herself in her room.

                        DONAUSTADT POLIZEIWACHZIMMER (Lex; NPCs: Kirstie)
                        "A little bit at a time until we're sure it's safe?"

                        "How are you going to know if it ever is, though? I mean, we won't know until we try, right? So..."
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                        • Re: New Vindicators Academy of Europe #15: Deport (IC)

                          Originally posted by Michuru81 View Post

                          GRAND HOTEL WIEN (Martin; NPCs: Caballero)
                          "It's tempting," Caballero said. "Very tempting... but there's just one or two glitches with your plan.

                          "One, my partner--the man who took me in, and saved my life... The man who taught me everything I know? He's back there. I walk away from this, and what happens to him? Oh, sure, you'll probably tell me that you won't hurt him... but what about them, Martin? What if whatever rescue mission you've dreamed up in the last minute or two fails, and you're unable to take all of them? You go down, my treachery is revealed, and my partner will be killed alongside your friends.

                          "Also, have you given any thought to what you'll do once you're over there? How you're going to save your friends? They have two men who move faster than thought. You make one wrong move, and someone will die.

                          "Finally..." He reached for his ear, pulled out the communicator, and showed it to Martin. "Everything you just said? They heard. They're going to be extra suspicious of whoever comes back, now.

                          "Like I said, it's very tempting... but the risk versus reward ratio is a bit off, yes?"

                          Martin frowned at the man. He closed his hand and the 'diamond' reabsorbed into nothingness.

                          "I 'ad to try somezing." Martin says, desperation creeping into his voice. "Please tell Tatjana I love 'er, and zis will be over soon."

                          Martin will leave to let Caballero finish his task in peace. Wary of any followers, Martin will take conventional means to the lobby and into one of the public restrooms. He'll check for spies, avian or otherwise then pull up a map on his phone. Once he orients to the right direction he'll phase through the ground, slipping between molecules of solid matter and glide off in the direction of Rembrandt's bookstore. Surely the mages will help recover one of their own.

                          What is Martin's timeline compared to the others?

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                          • Re: New Vindicators Academy of Europe #15: Deport (IC)

                            Violet Lear
                            HP: 3

                            Violet had her phone out to text Jakob as soon as Eve closed her door. r u ok? plz dont hate me

                            She headed back to her room to wait for a reply.

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                            • Re: New Vindicators Academy of Europe #15: Deport (IC)

                              GRAND HOTEL WIEN (Martin; NPCs: Caballero)
                              "Please tell Tatjana I love 'er, and zis will be over soon."

                              Caballero sighed, and reached into his front pocket. Drawing out his cell phone, her pushed some buttons and held the phone up as though to take Martin's picture. "You can tell her yourself," he said. "I don't think anyone would mind me showing her a video."

                              Pressing a button, he motioned for Martin to begin recording his message to Tatjana.

                              NVAE: GIRLS DORMS (Violet)
                              It was almost an hour before Jakob texted her back. y wajudo
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                              • Re: New Vindicators Academy of Europe #15: Deport (IC)

                                Magnitude
                                Kasimir Flaegler
                                HP 5 LP 2


                                When Gabrielle stated she was going to find Oscar, Kas snarled at her. Nein! You will do no such thing! Despite the fact Gwyn chose to assault you while you were asleep, Oscar did not have him do so out of fear. He did it to frame us for the murder, just as your duplicitous false assassination plot against Kasimir was meant to throw everyone's suspicions away from his and Oscar's intent to kill Sophie. His forces are capable of killing both you and your brother in a stand up fight as well."

                                "Don't play this foolishly. Stay together. Bring our suspicions and testimony to Sophie as a united front and let her judge. Let her inform her father the emporer of the attempt at regicide. Justice will be done, but it will be carried out in a manner unimpeachable. Remember, even if you succeed in slaying Oscar, you are mercenaries, so the assumption will be you and your brother simply sold your loyalty to a more generous benefactor...and that assumption will doom you. Even political rivals of the Austrians will not trust you and most would see your betrayal as a sign you are better off dead, since you are incredibly powerful and woefully traitorous."


                                Kas pointed a finger at her, his voice low and dangerous. "I interceded on your behalf with Bulwark...you owe me. Plus..." He said nonchalantly. "...I promised the warden we would not try to escape. How could I break a promise to the last survivor of the Flemish navy?"

                                Turning to Bulwark, Kas asked politely. "I realize this bowling dispute you have with his majesty is important, but might it be possible to make a small detour to check on the health of our remaining comrade?"

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