sharktrash: (fight // trashing the place)
Superbia Squalo // KHR! ([personal profile] sharktrash) wrote in [community profile] interstellar55552016-06-22 08:04 pm

"Fuck you, Lesedi Santiago, you giant bag of whores." - Oikawa Tooru, 2055

Who: A bunch of Priders and Rescuers!
What: THE GRAND PRIDE BREAKOUT
When: night of June 17th to early morning June 18th
Where: Moscow
Warnings: language, injuries, will add as needed


OUTCOME:
Escapes: Sariel, Terry, Mai, Tooru, Xanxus, Trucy, Squalo, Pinkie
Stays/Captured: Demyx, Artolo, Aramat

NOTES:
Particular details, badassery and touching conversations (also with characters not mentioned below, as long as they don’t try to escape) can be threaded out individually! This post is meant to serve as a general guideline for things that happen, but you are by no means limited to the events listed here. o/ Feel free to make prompts for the party, the concert, the running or whatever else you want!

We've tried to keep everything vague enough to allow more freedom, but if you want something changed, your character moved, etc, please contact us and we'll fix it ASAP.

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After the final show in Moscow, as is usual for Pride, the semi-civilized afterparty gradually shifts into a massive sparkly clusterfuck (courtesy of Artolo) at a club on the ground floor. It lasts into the wee hours of 18th, and ends with an impromptu street show by some of the popular Pride performers; Terry Ward, and, later, Aramat Drawdes. There’s a hidden agenda to Music Wizards singing, of course; they’re making sure that those who aren’t fucking off don’t notice it too early, and possibly making obstacles for the security out of fans and guests.

As a mass of musicians, (lower-ranking) staff and fans gather to watch the spectacle, some of them slip away or excuse themselves to go “for a smoke” in a blind alley next to the club that’s commonly used for that, though isn’t directly visible from the show area aside from its entrance (but that’s fine, right? It’s a dead end, right?).

In the meantime, on a different street right behind the back alley, Rescuers have parked two vans and are advancing. Some of them had been contacted and filled in on the plan earlier (like, days/weeks earlier) and had tried to form a rescue team, however thanks to Blanche’s ritual it’s been more difficult than planned. There’s less of them than originally agreed, and some of them might not be in the best shape mentally.

The rescue team consists of Doc Brown, Ivan Karelin, Pao-Lin, Agent 3, Koushi Sugawara, Oscar, Mammon, Belphegor, Eiji Hino, Rarity and Yamamoto Takeshi.

Ivan, Pao-Lin, Oscar and Sugawara mingle into the crowd on the other side to direct the escapees, but Ivan and Pao-Lin ditch the plan and goes after Trucy in particular thanks to Virgo’s influence. Yamamoto helps make a hole in the wall separating the streets and anyone who’s been headed to the back alley can now trickle past the dead end and get into the vans. Mammon is further helping the effort by smuggling Xanxus and Squalo musicians through unnoticed. Rarity makes a grab for Pinkie and they attempt to go after Steven, however it fails and the ponies need fellow rescuers’ help to get back out, further thinning the number of rescuers in the field for the moment.

Unfortunately, there’s only so long Music Wizardry and illusions can cover people disappearing from the main event; security (accompanied by Eda) finally notice shit and give chase. A fight breaks out in the alley; Demyx, Agent 3, Squalo, Terry, Eiji, Rarity, Belphegor, Mai, Yamamoto and Xanxus fight back the guard allowing the rest to get in the vans.

Terry wants to go back for more musicians, so he's knocked out and tossed in the van while the escaping group continues to be pushed back. Sariel and Eiji get injured in the fight, most of the others will be roughed up. As it looks like they’re ready to flee, Squalo “deals” with Xanxus to prevent him from going after Carnies, and has Mammon and Belphegor secure him in one of the vans.

The group continues to fall back with the rescuer’s defences shielding them, managing to hold the guards back just enough to get in the vehicles. The pursuers break through and grab on the last fleeing musician, Demyx. There’s a momentary struggle as someone probably tries to pull him back in; Squalo sees it’ll give the rest of the security a chance to get in/on the van so he punts the poor kid the rest of the way out; it gives them a moment’s advantage and the car speeds off (while someone may, no doubt, be very unhappy with this direction of events.)

Aramat and Artolo stay behind. Artolo acts oblivious, implying that he was used against his will. Aramat may be confronted about her participation in the breakout.
woomy: icon of a confused Agent 3 (Are you squidding me?)

post breakout

[personal profile] woomy 2016-06-27 04:57 am (UTC)(link)
[ One of the people in the van is a bright green squid that slips through a crack in the window with ease. Once she plops onto the nearest seat, she changes back into her Inkling form. ]

You okay?

[ 3 doesn't consider that even though they have met before (and possibly multiple times during staff laser tag?), that doesn't mean an ink based squid suddenly turning into a kid could be startling. ]
maipokerface: (we made these memories for ourselves)

[personal profile] maipokerface 2016-06-28 03:56 am (UTC)(link)
[Mai's seen her slipping around all evening but it's still jolting to see the... well, what even is the bright green looks-like-a-girl next to her? She looks at her now in obvious if somewhat muted surprise, then gives a slight sigh.]

I guess as much as I can be.

[She turns the knife over in her hand. It's not one of her typical knives from back home and she more than knows that now. She more than knows a lot of things and she's still a little ill over it all.

Her tone is a little somber.]


Artolo and Aramat didn't come, did they.
woomy: icon of an unsure Agent 3 (Water you talkin' about?)

[personal profile] woomy 2016-06-29 03:07 am (UTC)(link)
I haven't seen them, but maybe someone else has!

[ She thinks it's too early to start doing a final count of who has escaped and who hasn't... but... the longer people take to get here, the less likely they will be escaping. They need to head on out to the ship and get these chips out of their heads. ]

Did they know the breakout was going to happen?
maipokerface: (you never wanted to stay)

[personal profile] maipokerface 2016-06-30 12:39 am (UTC)(link)
Aramat was providing cover I think. Artolo... I'm not so sure. I mean that asshole is bound to know about the whole breakout as long as he's not playing hero or something.

[She sounds flippantly annoyed there, even if she looks vaguely worried.]
woomy: icon of Agent 3 from behind (New squid on the block)

[personal profile] woomy 2016-06-30 02:18 am (UTC)(link)
[ That... doesn't sound good. 3 glances out the window and presses her face against the glass like that'll make her able to see them. It doesn't. ]

Did they want to leave? I know some people have cushy roles in the label and might not want to.
maipokerface: (we keep this love in a photograph)

[personal profile] maipokerface 2016-06-30 05:34 pm (UTC)(link)
I'm pretty sure Aramat didn't. I don't know about Artolo though.
woomy: icon of an unsure Agent 3 (Water you talkin' about?)

[personal profile] woomy 2016-06-30 10:57 pm (UTC)(link)
But she didn't mind others leaving and helped out? That's risky of her... Gotta give her points for the courage there.

[ 3 plops down in the seat again, abandoning her search out the window. ]
maipokerface: (i've got an elastic heart)

[personal profile] maipokerface 2016-06-30 11:55 pm (UTC)(link)
If she's got anything it's courage.

[She says that almost fondly to be honest. She certainly didn't hate the other woman even if their relationship had always been a little tenuous to some extent.]

I kinda hate to admit it but Artolo too. And Tooru.

[She wondered quietly what Wolfram may have thought of all of this if he were still around. It brought a pang of regret considering how well she really honestly felt she ought to know him and now... well.

Her expression hardens.]


They've been playing with us for months now. Pride, Virgo, everyone else.

[They had made her care, damn it. Forced her. And in all of it she had forgotten Ty Lee, she had forgotten Tom-Tom, she had forgotten Zuko. Absolutely everyone.]
woomy: icon of a huffy Agent 3 (Glubbin' fintastic...)

[personal profile] woomy 2016-07-01 01:41 am (UTC)(link)
[ Courage is good to have, and there's something to be said for those willing to help push the objective even at the expense of themselves. 3 doesn't like the idea that they might have sacrificed themselves for the good of their fellow musicians. However, sometimes it has to happen. That doesn't mean it's a game over. ]

Those brainwashing pond scum. They've done this long enough, and we're all gonna stop the bad guys. It doesn't matter what turf we do it on. We'll get your friends next time.
maipokerface: (now find a way around)

[personal profile] maipokerface 2016-07-01 05:23 pm (UTC)(link)
Do you think we can? Stop them, I mean.

[She pauses, then makes an amused sound.]

Have you been part of the rescuers all along or something? I know you remember me from laser tag after all.
woomy: icon of a confused Agent 3 (Are you squidding me?)

[personal profile] woomy 2016-07-01 09:32 pm (UTC)(link)
Yup! We can't give up and let them win. Winning and beating them is the only option.

[ There is one more option which involves losing and letting the bad guys kill them or enslave them, but that's not an option 3 is willing to see. She's going down fighting. ]

I've been here since Cap'n Shep started picking us, so I'm not going to flounder now that we're making progress.

[ She pauses. ]

Though, working at laser tag was fun. I gotta see if I can put that on my resume when I get home.
maipokerface: (so never show me happiness)

[personal profile] maipokerface 2016-07-04 04:11 pm (UTC)(link)
If we manage it?

[It's in a tone of amusement more than despair or pessimism.]
woomy: icon of a smiling Agent 3 (Just keeping swimming)

[personal profile] woomy 2016-07-04 09:19 pm (UTC)(link)
Okay... if we manage it.

[ She says in mock annoyance. ]

But we're still gonna.