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Interdimensional Managers ([personal profile] interdimanagers) wrote in [community profile] interstellar55552016-02-18 02:14 pm

☆TRACK VIII: I'LL REACH YOU BELOW

Who: All rescuers!
What: The trio is here to give you the deets.
When: The evening of February 18th.
Where: An abandoned subway.
Warnings: Nothing predictable, but you never know.

“Word has it on the wire
That you don't who you are.
Well, if you could jack into my brain,
You'd know exactly what you mean here.”

☆I'LL REACH YOU BELOW



The notification is sudden. A several hours in advance, all rescuers will receive a ping over the network from Shep that they are to gather at a specific location late that evening. The location will not be given out until one hour in advance of the meeting, but they are advised to be ready to receive it and move out immediately.

When they arrive, the meeting is taking place in an abandoned subway. At first it doesn't seem like there is a way in, but after slipping through the rubble in some collapsed tunnels, you'll find it. Shep, Gold, and Silver are all present, and will spent the first while doing a careful headcount of those that show up, until approximately 15 minutes after the starting time. The results seem to be disappointing. People who were here the first time are missing, that much is obvious just from looking around – the leaders’ unease with it is clear.

However, it doesn’t cause them to panic or change the point of the meeting, either. At 11:15 PM on the dot, then Shep will begin the meeting by explaining what they are all there for: information. There have been details that the team has been holding back on giving until now, and Shep will somewhat sheepishly explain that it’s because they didn’t want the risk the change of it being leaked in the event that new recruits were incapable or unwilling to blend and lay low for the time being.

Thankfully, he’ll explain, everyone here has more than proven themselves capable of working within Vista’s system. So, they’ve been brought together so they can be fully brought up to speed. Information will be delivered in three parts, by each one of the leaders. Afterwards, questions can be asked, and the rescuers will be allowed to mingle and discuss for a few hours.

All the information is concise, and in the end the actual explanation will end up taking a half hour or less. Afterwards, Gold has brought snacks to share, as has become customary. Hopefully you like pastries.

“So, if you've got the time,
Set up the tone to sync.
Tap in the code,
I'll reach you below.”
woomy: icon of a huffy Agent 3 (Glubbin' fintastic...)

[personal profile] woomy 2016-02-19 03:44 am (UTC)(link)
Agent 3 is leaning against the wall, lost in thought. Everyone has invincibility to her ink without any of the knockback a kraken or a bubbler would have. Movement is going to be her best asset... if she was allowed to shoot ink everywhere. Could she pretend to be a delinquent and just go crazy with shooting ink when she needs to move quickly? The ink does disappear eventually, so she isn't actually ruining anything. But then she'd have to worry about her being seen turning into a squid and swimming in it.

So... how can she help? Agent 3 has done rescue missions before, and she refuses to be carried. She can be useful! But... how...?

"... What happened to all the others? Where are they?" Agent 3 says to no one in particular. She thinks back to her conversation with Frisk about meeting semi regularly and keeping tabs on as many as possible so no one's alone. There is a much smaller group here.
Edited (Added something that she most definitely would be thinking as well) 2016-02-19 07:05 (UTC)
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[personal profile] charleslee 2016-02-19 12:23 pm (UTC)(link)
"Captured, potentially." Always here with a positive outlook, that's Connor. He's noticed the same thing and assumed they got caught out somehow. It's hardly as if any of them are from here, after all. All of them are gonna slip up here and there.
woomy: icon of an unsure Agent 3 (Water you talkin' about?)

[personal profile] woomy 2016-02-20 12:42 am (UTC)(link)
"... So we need to rescue them too." Because they aren't going to leave anyone behind, right? They don't know the number of kidnapped, but they should know the number of missing rescuers. They had IDs made and everything. "... Do you think the bad guys know about our headsets and network too?"
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[personal profile] charleslee 2016-02-20 01:55 am (UTC)(link)
"Ideally we will." He's long since had that optimism beaten out of him, but he'd certainly like to. The idea of leaving people behind never sits right, even if it's sometimes a necessity.

But that's a good question, Connor gives it some thought. "We can only act as we have been until we have reason to believe they do. If they don't, we could only be sabotaging ourselves by acting as if they do."
woomy: icon of a confused Agent 3 (Are you squidding me?)

[personal profile] woomy 2016-02-20 02:59 am (UTC)(link)
"So... we need to... let them hear our conversations if even if they do know about it? That sounds really dangerous." She thinks about how she has talked with other rescuers, and they've mentioned specific people and locations. They could know where she worked!
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[personal profile] charleslee 2016-02-25 05:38 pm (UTC)(link)
Connor honestly hasn't talked to the others like... At all. So really the question of what to do is less of an issue to him than perhaps it should be.

"Perhaps we should think about using codes?"
woomy: icon of a smiling Agent 3 (Just keeping swimming)

[personal profile] woomy 2016-02-26 04:15 am (UTC)(link)
"Do you know anything about codes? I don't really use them back home."

The stakes in battle are usually not as high as their mission here. Besides, no one will want her to come up with a code. It'll be full of references and meanings that no one will get.
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[personal profile] charleslee 2016-02-26 03:15 pm (UTC)(link)
"A little," but honestly he tends to rely more on trusted couriers and meeting in secret than using codes. People listening in remotely isn't exactly something he's ever had to worry about before. "But this is new to me, I have never had to worry about this kind of technology before."
woomy: icon of a confused Agent 3 (Are you squidding me?)

[personal profile] woomy 2016-02-27 11:37 pm (UTC)(link)
"I haven't either. We kinda had our communications taken over, but we weren't really talking about anything secret. It's not the kind of stuff I've learned at school."

To her, most everyone is from the past as most are human. Who are extinct from her perspective. So, Connor's comment strikes her as a little weird.

"Are you from even further back in time than some people here?"
hearted: (wistful)

[personal profile] hearted 2016-02-20 05:37 am (UTC)(link)
That simple question sets Minako on edge too. She listens, she accepts the likely truth, and...she clenches her fists.

"Anyone who knows what we do is a liability to their plan. They can't risk us taking their precious power sources, they'll lock us away somehow. They could even make us into their newest idol toys, couldn't they?"

She bows her head. "I'll look again at all the groups around town. There might be someone there."
woomy: icon of Agent 3 charging ahead (The agentsea is ready to rock)

[personal profile] woomy 2016-02-20 07:44 am (UTC)(link)
"So maybe they're not just captured, but they could be brainwashed too?" It's much less a question and more musing and siding along Minako's thoughts. And it makes her feel a little better too. If the missing rescuers are brainwashed, they're not dead and can be rescued.

"What kind of groups are you looking at? Can I help?"
hearted: (wishing)

[personal profile] hearted 2016-02-22 05:35 am (UTC)(link)
Minako steeples her fingers, exhaling softly. There's so much to worry about here, so much to consider...

"I doubt they'd put anyone they captured from us front and center in the hottest bands unless they wanted to taunt us. Somehow I don't think they're ready for a fight, or they already would've brought it to us, yeah? So they might be in tiny bands, something we wouldn't spot so easily."
woomy: icon of a side glancing Agent 3 (Don't be shellfish)

[personal profile] woomy 2016-02-23 12:56 am (UTC)(link)
After what the trio said, it sounds like the labels have the power to end them pretty easily, so something so drastic would have already happened. They'd be squashed.

"So... an indie garage band? Wait, can a big label even have an indie garage band?"
hearted: (number one!)

[personal profile] hearted 2016-02-23 04:11 am (UTC)(link)
"Well, nothing's impossible!" Minako laughed. "Though it could be unlikely. Maybe they're in other cities for now...ah, we'll have to search the whole world! I'd better get started as soon as we're done."

She's serious. She's gonna rip those library and internet archives to shreds looking for a trace. "Have you been reading the tabloids? It helps sometimes."
woomy: icon of a smiling Agent 3 (Just keeping swimming)

[personal profile] woomy 2016-02-23 04:29 am (UTC)(link)
"And this world's going to be bigger than the one at home. The polar ice caps haven't melted. There's more land to search!" It's a hard task, but maybe they haven't gotten too far. It hasn't been that long... Although there are planes and trains, so they could move long distances in a short time.

"I read a tabloid about a giant eel that was controlled by music in the ocean near Vista City. I thought that maybe it could be an ancient version of the Great Zapfish." It is completely understandable if Minako didn't understand a word she just said. "There's also one about Roy Mustang and another about multi-colored bagels." She leans closer to Minako, almost with an air of conspiracy. "Roy Mustang is Riza's special someone, but I know love will win and bring him back to her."

The bagels were just neat.
hearted: (silly)

[personal profile] hearted 2016-02-23 05:21 am (UTC)(link)
"Right, right, so we've gotta look our hardest!" Minako's determined. She definitely won't give up...

...though the girl's next statement makes her break out in a delighted cackle. But...wait, she could be here. Minako would have to lower her voice. "I knew it! I met Riza and the way she talks about him...she denies it, but you're right. It's absolutely unforgivable for the managers to break up true love like this."

She huffs, fists balled on her hips. There's a lot more she could say about true love, but...best to be cautious for now.
woomy: icon of a confused Agent 3 (Are you squidding me?)

[personal profile] woomy 2016-02-23 07:33 am (UTC)(link)
"And he totally remembers her. Did you see the title of his last album?" 3 struggles to keep her enthusiasm in check because Riza is probably in the area. Yes! Another who believes in love like her!

"I guess I need to read up on some others... but I don't know who to look for. Are all the musicians in this world kidnapped?"

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[personal profile] spokethetruth 2016-03-01 06:58 am (UTC)(link)
Signless gravitates over to Agent 3, as one of the people he's been sharing a space with. This is one of his first times out of the house in a while, and it feels good. He pauses to consider what she seems to be asking about.

"Has anyone spoken to the leaders about this?" he asks. "I saw them doing a head count earlier...they must have their suspicions."
woomy: icon of an unsure Agent 3 (Water you talkin' about?)

[personal profile] woomy 2016-03-01 07:06 am (UTC)(link)
"I haven't yet, but I don't think it's good news..." She looks over towards the other three. She recalls a conversation she had with Riza about leadership, and with this meeting, she wonders if they do have leaders now. Maybe they'll be more involved now?

"How many did we have at the start? I didn't get a chance to count."
spokethetruth: (Weathered.)

[personal profile] spokethetruth 2016-03-01 07:10 am (UTC)(link)
"Thirty and some, I think..."

Signless uses the term leader loosely. He has no particular complaints with the three that have brought them here, but leadership is usually something born of systems far more practiced than this. Everyone is winging it, and he thinks that is likely the case with the three in charge of the briefing as well.

"We've lost a fair number, but them being captured seems unlikely. Wouldn't that be cause for more of an emergency, with everything they'd know?"
woomy: icon of an unsure Agent 3 (Water you talkin' about?)

[personal profile] woomy 2016-03-01 07:22 am (UTC)(link)
"Thirty something... We really have lost a lot." Agent 3 brings her gaze back to Signless; her worry is clear on her face. She doesn't want to think of the alternative to not being captured. Captured means that they can still rescue them. The alternative isn't reversible unless they can respawn... which she's not even sure she can do here.

"They could tap into our network and play their own brainwashing music along with hearing our plans."
spokethetruth: (Don't let it worry you.)

[personal profile] spokethetruth 2016-03-01 07:25 am (UTC)(link)
Signless nods, frowning uncertainly. He glances over to the group, and then back to Agent 3.

"...I don't believe they'd keep it from us if it was that dangerous. Things have been complicated regarding our arrival here before. I'm sure there must be an explanation, if we ask for one."

He puts a hand on her shoulder - an offer of support.
woomy: icon of Agent 3 charging ahead (The agentsea is ready to rock)

[personal profile] woomy 2016-03-01 07:32 am (UTC)(link)
"Do you think they were just sent home?" But as soon as she says it, Agent 3 knows that isn't a possibility. "No, because then they'd just tell us that instead of being spooky about it."

With his hand on her shoulder, she straightens up and feels a little more certain about what they need to do at the moment. "Let's go ask them together."
spokethetruth: (Sunny side up.)

[personal profile] spokethetruth 2016-03-01 07:34 am (UTC)(link)
He thinks about that. There had been some kind of...time confusion upon leaving the various universes, hadn't there? He seems to recall losing some people on the way out too.

"I remember that happening before...on the way out of the...time freeze, they said. We lost people then, too."

He smiles encouragingly.

"I think that is a great idea."
woomy: icon of a confused Agent 3 (Are you squidding me?)

[personal profile] woomy 2016-03-01 07:57 am (UTC)(link)
Time freeze... Oh yeah, there were others people that she met in her dreams and on Cap'n Shep's ship. This time dimensional stuff sure is confusing. It's weird enough that she's in the past with so many humans and so much land.

"Okay, let's go and get some real talk with some real folks."

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