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Ema Skye ([personal profile] glowing_skye) wrote2011-03-16 01:57 pm
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~thirty-five~

[Ema's still shaken from the whole angels thing (and the uncomfortable night she spent with a certain Edward Nigma while spirited away to wherever that was), but an opportunity like this doesn't come up every day. They're being given the chance to explore their world beyond the one town; she'd be remiss as an investigator if she didn't jump at the chance. Even if that's what the town wants her to do. Even if it will end up like Westport. Even if she dies horribly for it. Again.

Although she doesn't feel nearly as resolved about this as she'd like, Ema has made up her mind--she's going. Which is why guests and housemates can find her packing up a few bags and getting ready. She's even dared to take money out of the bank account (after much, much grief and a few lies to the drone banker), something for which she's sure to hear about from Schuldig later, if not now.

After her bags are packed, she takes it to the phones.]


I don't trust this.

But it's an opportunity I can't let pass by, so I'm going. However, I'm not an idiot--I won't survive alone if things go poorly. So I'm asking for people to come with me, assuming everyone hasn't already left. Scout? You around?

[Filtered to Klavier]

I'm sorry. I know you don't like when I do this.

I'll be glad to have you with us, if you're up to an investigation.

[Actually, she'd prefer he come with.]

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[identity profile] sturmbahnfurher.livejournal.com 2011-03-16 06:00 pm (UTC)(link)
If you're going, make sure to stop by the diner.

They have wonderful apple pie.

[And messages hidden in them. Though The Major would prefer not to say that out loud, and hope someone gets something more substantial then the mere "help us" he got in his. He can hardly prepare to do something on just that.]

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[identity profile] glowing-science.livejournal.com 2011-03-16 06:20 pm (UTC)(link)
I'll keep that in mind, thanks.

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[identity profile] sturmbahnfurher.livejournal.com 2011-03-16 06:23 pm (UTC)(link)
Tell me what you think afterwards.

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[identity profile] glowing-science.livejournal.com 2011-03-16 06:25 pm (UTC)(link)
I will. I plan on keeping a record of everything that happens once we exit town.

It'd be stupid to approach this in any other way.

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[identity profile] freakinblur.livejournal.com 2011-03-16 06:14 pm (UTC)(link)
Last time somethin' like this happened, we all got stuck in Westport. But hell, what else've I gotta do wit' my day, right? I'll bring tha car 'round to yer place.

[identity profile] glowing-science.livejournal.com 2011-03-16 06:21 pm (UTC)(link)
I remember--I arrived right in the middle of the Westport mess.

Pack a bag, just in case. We need to be ready for anything.

What thread do you want to hit up in the event?

[identity profile] freakinblur.livejournal.com 2011-03-16 09:51 pm (UTC)(link)
I'll be ready, sister!

[He will be over shortly with a car, and his usual bag packed with his scattergun, pistol, bat, and some Bonk and Crit-a-Cola. This kid is ready for battle.]

The diner? Ema's been pointed there, so she'll want to check it out first.

[identity profile] glowing-science.livejournal.com 2011-03-17 12:40 am (UTC)(link)
[Between that and the survival provisions Ema packed, they should be set! Until something horrible happens.]

Klavier wants to come, too. Do you mind going to pick him up?

sure!

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ryuuzaki: (...)

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[personal profile] ryuuzaki 2011-03-16 06:59 pm (UTC)(link)
[The male voice is low, cool, and deliberate. He sounds more curious than challenging.]

What makes you think it's an opportunity to do more than drive in circles?
You don't believe the information that's been put forward so far? Or you know something more than they did?

[[livejournal.com profile] socklessliving has the posts but this guy has the icons and editing, for the time being.]

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[identity profile] glowing-science.livejournal.com 2011-03-17 12:43 am (UTC)(link)
Precedent. The last time people were allowed to leave the town, it lead to a nightmare for those who ended up trapped outside the town... and from there, we learned an awful lot.

I'm sure the people who have said they've found nothing have found nothing. But I doubt there's nothing to find; we just have to be patient and thorough.
ryuuzaki: (stare - corner of the eye)

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[personal profile] ryuuzaki 2011-03-17 04:37 am (UTC)(link)
Patient and thorough... yes.

It sounds like you're willing to endure a lot for information. What did you learn?

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[identity profile] glowing-science.livejournal.com 2011-03-17 07:46 pm (UTC)(link)
What did I learn? How do you mean--my training?

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[identity profile] weaponsparked.livejournal.com 2011-03-16 07:05 pm (UTC)(link)
... We're going. Soon as I grab him, we're going.

[Which is supposed to be one of those "You won't be out there alone" reassurances, but he forgot to mention that part.]

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[identity profile] glowing-science.livejournal.com 2011-03-17 12:44 am (UTC)(link)
[She kind of knows Sideswipe well enough by now to get the jist, anyway.]

I'll see you out on the road, then.

[i.e. "Take care of yourself and thank you."]

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[identity profile] weaponsparked.livejournal.com 2011-03-17 12:45 am (UTC)(link)
Yes, you will. The car is absolutely hideous, you can't possibly miss the damned thing.

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[identity profile] glowing-science.livejournal.com 2011-03-17 12:50 am (UTC)(link)
Not a thing of mechanical beauty like yourself, I'm sure.

I'll keep my eyes peeled for it.

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[identity profile] puzzlerprince.livejournal.com 2011-03-16 07:41 pm (UTC)(link)
[After a bit of quiet deliberation, Edward picks up the phone and clears his throat before addressing her. His voice is relatively level, curt, and professional, yet there's still a faint bit of apprehension and insecurity in his tone.]

Question: Just what do you hope to find out there?

[He's hardly expecting her to give him a straight answer. And he's definitely not expecting her to extend an invitation to join her team, all things considered. But still. He's curious.]

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[identity profile] glowing-science.livejournal.com 2011-03-17 12:45 am (UTC)(link)
[She hesitates before she answers. When she finally does respond, her tone is pretty much a mirror of his: cool, short, professional. Her conversation with Harley sticks in the back of her mind, but there's no point in bringing it up now.]

Anything.

Ideally, clues on what's going on here and how to break this quantum nightmare that is the town's sense of time and geography.
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[identity profile] puzzlerprince.livejournal.com 2011-03-17 12:48 am (UTC)(link)
You realize you could be walking into a trap?

[Though he doubts that will stop her. It's not going to stop him from investigating, after all.]

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[identity profile] glowing-science.livejournal.com 2011-03-17 12:52 am (UTC)(link)
I'm sure that I am. Either that, or something in their system has gone wrong and I'll be walking right into the backlash of it.

But I'm going.

[She almost asks him why he even cares--Harley's chipper 'I think he likes you anyway' fresh in her mind--but she refrains.]

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[identity profile] gaydrill.livejournal.com 2011-03-16 08:54 pm (UTC)(link)
... [ He keeps the phone close to his ear, but remains quiet for a while. TO CREATE SOME TENSION!!


But soon you can hear some quiet chuckling coming from the other end of the line. ]
Well, I shall consider this as a huge improvement for actually asking me to come with you.

And did you honestly think I'd skip on an opportunity like this, mm?

[identity profile] glowing-science.livejournal.com 2011-03-17 12:47 am (UTC)(link)
I'm learning. [She smiles a little--she had a feeling that would be his reply.]

Scout and I are headed out--I don't think anyone else has stepped up just yet. We'll come by and pick you up after he comes and gets me.

[identity profile] have-your-lives.livejournal.com 2011-03-16 09:23 pm (UTC)(link)
[Oh, yes, now.]

Assuming you could actually get out of Mayfield, just how much good do you think money is going to do you out there? [He's leaning in the doorway, looking - and sounding - infinitely amused.] Isn't the current theory that everything outside of Mayfield is destroyed anyway?

[identity profile] glowing-science.livejournal.com 2011-03-17 12:49 am (UTC)(link)
[Ema doesn't even look up at him as she continues to pack.] There's a diner, according to what's been said over the phones. I'm pretty sure they don't feed people for free, so I'm taking money to pay for a few meals there as a pretense to investigate it.

[At least he seems amused and not irritated; she was afraid of the latter.]

[identity profile] have-your-lives.livejournal.com 2011-03-17 02:28 am (UTC)(link)
Oh? I was planning on going myself. [But probably not with Ema - more likely with Crawford and/or Nagi. But he doesn't mind scaring Ema with the thought of him as her traveling companion.]