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Lapis Lazuli ([personal profile] oceantier) wrote in [community profile] interstellar55552016-05-04 10:22 pm

And they need me to do their will

Who: Closed to Eda, Frisk + Sans, Connie + Agent 3
What: A mind-controlled Lapis attacks Eda, Frisk, and by extension, Sans. Connie and Agent 3 go looking for Lapis and find more than they expected.
When: Prior to the festival, after Lesedi
Where: Club near Pride, then a park. Also the beach.
Warnings: Violence

A. Closed to Eda - The young man was too thin, not even enough visible muscle to be called wiry. Dressed in dark clothing, the deep hood drawn up and obscuring the upper part of his features, he still managed to move with some grace, slipping through the waning crowds. It was late -- very late, and the club was emptying slowly, laughter echoing off into the night even as the lights began to flicker out in the establishment one by one. Soon there would be little but the streetlights.

Unlike the other patrons, though, the young man doesn't go home. He pauses on the street near the entrance to an alley, silent and waiting in the dark.

B. Closed to Frisk and Sans - Evening. The park is beginning to empty, parents dragging their children off for dinner. Only a few kids remain -- mostly older, but a few younger ones tagging along after brothers and sisters. The basketball court is busy with the slap of feet and the pounding of a ball against concrete. A few of the smaller children spin idly on the hand-turned merry-go-round, the momentum dying slowly with a screeching protest of metal. The kids have long since left the water feature -- a collection of spits and spurts dancing up from the sidewalk at random in patterns. The water shoots briefly into the sky as one goes off, then another, reaching their peaks and then arching back to the pavement.

It's quiet, but Frisk might catch a familiar figure in the near distance: Luna, drifting towards them, her shape unmistakable, but features not clear enough to read from this distance.
missknight: (maheswaran (Constantly wanting to rebel but)


[personal profile] missknight 2016-05-15 08:21 pm (UTC)(link)
Lapis hasn't been back at the apartment lately.

It's not too strange. Lapis does that sometimes, as far as Connie has been able to figure out. Yet everything is becoming too much- the world tour approaching, the chance to finally have things that can remove the chips out of the musicians' brains, rescuing musicians... It feels like anything could go wrong at such a critical time, and Lapis' absence makes her feel nervous.

They've already had so many other people disappear, after all.

It's been a whole day of searching- secretly, which is actually really hard to do, but that Juno woman saw her, and Connie doesn't want to take any chances. Whether it's because of that or just plain rotten luck, it seems like they don't find anything.

'They', meaning mostly her and 3, who Connie glances to as she sits down on a park bench somewhere. "Sorry for taking you all over the city when we didn't find anything even hinting about Lapis," she says apologetically. "The beach is only a little ways from here, and I was thinking about going to check there, but..." Well, it seems like water is a thing for a squidkid.
woomy: icon of Agent 3 charging ahead (The agentsea is ready to rock)

[personal profile] woomy 2016-05-15 09:24 pm (UTC)(link)
Lapis does come and go from the apartment, but like Connie, 3's noticed that Lapis hasn't been around. That's why she agreed to help Connie search and figure out what's going on. Lapis isn't responding to any attempts of communication through the headset either.

"It's okay. Let's check the beach. But the ocean starts going crazy again, I've gotta jet out of there."

Somehow, Agent 3 hasn't quite put together that Lapis was the one to cause that chaos. She knows of Lapis' trigger finger (thanks to Sans' unplanned arrival and subsequent chaos there) and her water powers. Yet, she can't quite picture Lapis doing all of that and putting so many people at risk.
missknight: (maheswaran) (current emotion: the "oh no" in)

[personal profile] missknight 2016-05-21 06:18 pm (UTC)(link)
"Alright, if you're sure-" A flicker of blue, and Connie jerks her head about. There's no mistaking it. She'd recognize that shimmer of ocean blue anywhere. "There she is!"

Leaping up to her feet, she gestures for 3 to follow after her. At the same time, she's trying to call out. "Lapis! Lapis, it's us!" Can she even hear them that high up? Connie has no idea, but she tries anyway.
woomy: icon of a confused Agent 3 (Are you squidding me?)

[personal profile] woomy 2016-05-22 12:28 am (UTC)(link)
3 sees the same flicker of blue and gives chase.

Maybe if one isn't enough, then two girls yelling might better catch her attention. 3 waves her arms over her head. "Lapis! Over here!"
missknight: (maheswaran) (current emotion: the "oh no" in)

[personal profile] missknight 2016-05-28 01:46 am (UTC)(link)
That's... not good. The hairs on the back of Connie's neck stand up, but she doesn't stop running. Instead, she yells back to Agent 3, "Stay away from the water! If something weird happens, try and get Lion!" The disguise device should be recharged by now, after all.

But that's a worst case scenario kind of thing. As the beach comes into view and Connie stumbles onto the stand, she hopes that it doesn't happen. "Lapis?" she calls again hesitantly.
woomy: icon of Agent 3 charging ahead (The agentsea is ready to rock)

[personal profile] woomy 2016-05-28 04:37 am (UTC)(link)
"I got a trick up my sleeve if it comes to that," Agent 3 says as she doesn't turn around. She's the last person who needs to be warned of water, and she's seen a little of what Lapis can do from up close.

"Lapis! You okay? Where've you been?"
missknight: (crystalgemsicons) (how do i die without telling my mom?)

[personal profile] missknight 2016-05-31 09:29 pm (UTC)(link)
"We came to look for you, Lapis!" Connie calls out, remembering another beach and water rolling upwards into a night sky. She shakes the thoughts from her head, focusing on the now.

"We've been worried about you! You haven't come back in a while."
woomy: icon of an unsure Agent 3 (Water you talkin' about?)

[personal profile] woomy 2016-06-01 02:36 am (UTC)(link)
"Yeah! We didn't know if you bounced back home or if you got caught up somewhere. You okay though?" Agent 3 asks again because Lapis didn't answer, and she doesn't really sound okay at all. She continues to get closer, so she can get a better look at her.
missknight: (crystalgemsicons) (I wish I could say "?????????" in)

[personal profile] missknight 2016-06-03 05:59 am (UTC)(link)
Uh oh. That is not good. Slowly, Connie raises up her hands, fingers spread out to show she's not doing anything.

"Okay, we're back! Right, 3? We're staying back. But can we just talk to you, Lapis? Please?" Despite her words, her whole body feels tense, ready to leap at any other show of aggression. Her heart is beating hard in her chest, throwing itself against the inside of her ribs, and it's getting hard to breath. Connie does her best to ignore it and keep all her attention on Lapis.
woomy: icon of a surprised Agent 3 (Holy shrimp!)

[personal profile] woomy 2016-06-03 06:11 am (UTC)(link)
3 quickly jumps back a few feet away from that warning wave, and a hand goes to her wrist where her half-Bubbler is. She's ready to activate it at a moment's notice.

"Not again. That's a really bad habit of yours, and talking works a lot better." This is really not good. They didn't even do anything threatening like Sans did, and Lapis is still giving them the warning water. Why is Lapis being so salty about their concern?

"Just talk. No fighting. Did we do something to upset you?"
missknight: (crystalgemsicons) (Hey no offense but)

[personal profile] missknight 2016-06-12 07:02 pm (UTC)(link)
The shudder already as Connie's body ready, and by the time the water surges forward, taking shape, she's already leaping away. She hadn't fought the Water-Steven, not really, but she'd seen enough back then.

Water doesn't take hits. It ignores them completely.

So she completely disregards fighting her double completely, just dodges and uses her spare breath to call out to 3. "They can stretch their arms, so just run, 3!"
woomy: icon of a surprised Agent 3 (Holy shrimp!)

[personal profile] woomy 2016-06-12 10:30 pm (UTC)(link)
"Lapis?!" 3 yells, noticeably alarmed and scared now. She gives herself some distance and aims with her Hero Shot. Ink vs. water isn't a combination that'll go in her favor, but 3 knows she can use the mobility if she shoots on the ground. Shooting her water clone (such a weird thought) will not do anything. Shooting the ground will make 3 harder to hit and move faster.

"What are we gonna do? She's lost it!" And the chance to talk is now gone.