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Axel, Number VIII, The Flurry of Dancing Flames ([personal profile] firewheeling) wrote in [community profile] bakerstreet2013-12-12 03:00 pm

The Night In Jail Meme

The Night In Jail Meme

No matter how careful you are, no matter how good you try to be--well, sometimes things just happen. Maybe you need to fudge a few little rules for the greater good, or maybe you're a full-time villain with no regrets. Either way, everyone has to slip up sometime--and this time, there just so happened to be law enforcement involved to catch you as you fell. What happened to get you into this fiasco, and how will you cope?

Warning: This meme deals with criminal activity and confinement, and has the potential to get into explicit detail. Please be aware of any triggers you may have concerning subjects like these, and make sure to state any preferences you may have.

How to play:
1. Respond to this post with your characters--be sure to put their name and canon in the subject line, and include any preferences you may have. Leaving blank comments is highly discouraged.
2. Feel free to set up the scene yourself, or leave it to those who respond to you.
3. Click here to select a crime, and here to select a scene, or go to the RNG site and roll your own numbers.
4. Start playing! AUs and canon-blending alike are highly encouraged, as is characters who actually are cops or lawyers tagging around and getting to strut their stuff.


1. I fought The Law, and The Law won: You really don't mess around, do you? You're running right up against the law and government in its purest form. Did you try to resist arrest? Flee probation? Conspire to commit treason against the government? Maybe you didn't even do anything wrong, and you're being unlawfully held with no warrant, no conviction, and no hope of a fair trial. However it happened, it looks like you're in dire straits.

2. Civil disobedience: Fight the Man! You represent the will of the people! You're a political prisoner, and you regret nothing, even if the authorities are abusing their power and position. Whether you were organizing a peaceful protest, or engaging in a little ideologically-motivated terrorism, you're out to prove a point and ensure that justice will be served in the end.

3. No entry: You really shouldn't have gone in there, should you? Whether it was simple trespassing, forcible breaking and entering, outright burglary, or just sneaking into an abandoned building, you've been caught somewhere you have no right to be.

4. Up with your sticky hands, this is a fuck-up!: So, what caught your eye? Some smug fat cat who needs to learn the meaning of charity? A bank or jewelry store that didn't seem to have surveillance? Vital medical equipment you just couldn't afford? Whether it was armed robbery or a more hands-off theft, you've taken what doesn't belong to you.

5. Let's take this outside: That was one hell of a fight! Who won? Hopefully you gave as good as you got. And hopefully the other guy is doing just as much time as you are. Assault, public brawling, illegal use of firearms, or even self-defense gone wrong--as long as it's violent, you're going to have a hard time explaining yourself to the police that pulled you out and patched you up.

6. Hit list: Sometimes, just roughing someone up isn't enough. Sometimes, a more permanent solution is needed. Cold-blooded murder plots, a struggle gone too far in the heat of the moment, or perhaps just a terrible accident on the highway--however it happened, you've ended another person's life.

7. Superheroics don't pay: Not your average criminal, are you? No, you're the sort who should really be dealt with by special forces, not your work-a-day beat officers. Maybe you're a diabolical supervillain whose scheme got foiled, (again) or you shouldn't be here at all--you were the guy in the cape trying to save the city! The citizens, however, don't seem to appreciate the fact that your heroic defense included large explosions, vast collateral damage, or dozens of innocent lives being held in the balance to bait you into coming to fight your archnemesis. Maybe you and your cellmate were the two super-powers slugging it out, or maybe you're master and sidekick, but one thing is for sure--no normal jail cell can hold you. Unluckily for you, it seems this prison was well-prepared.

8. Organized crime: So, are you the criminal mastermind orchestrating illicit operations all over the city? Are you a much-abused mook who just happens to work for this sadistic madman for a living? Maybe you're a mercenary hitman, or just a kneecap-breaker and debt collector. Whatever your position, you're not one to operate in a vacuum, and it looks like you've made one wrong step too many. Hopefully your colleagues will get you out safely--if you don't sell them out first.

9. White collar crime: A bit too sophisticated for dirtying your hands, are you? You know your way around the business world, and you know how to make it give you exactly what you want. Money laundering, embezzlement, corporate espionage..... so long as it involves a respectable workplace, there's a good chance you've got a hand in it. Did your boss finally find you out?

10. Indecent exposure: .....Wow. Uh. W-would you like a coat? Maybe you decided to streak for some reason, maybe you decided to skinny dip in a public fountain, maybe you couldn't find any covering for your walk of shame, or maybe you and your lover got caught in an intimate position in public, but whatever happened, you've bared it all to the wrong eyes.

11. Bad trip: You smoked what? And they found you where? Whether you were selling, using, or simply in possession of them, you've been caught with some illegal drugs. Drunk driving, sharing a joint with some friends, or maybe doing some of the harder stuff--you'll have a while behind bars to come crashing down and face the music.

12. Goddamned kids!: It isn't like this crime had a victim! Really. All you did was throw bricks through a few windows, or set fire to an abandoned warehouse, or spray paint graffiti onto public property, or maybe egg and toilet paper some loser's house. Whether you were vandalizing things, disturbing the peace, or just up to miscellaneous criminal mischief, you must have had bad luck to get caught by an officer having a lousy day.

13. Drunken shenanigans: Well, it looks like somebody had a wild night! You might be high-fiving your partner in crime and reveling in just how awesome that stunt you pulled was, you may be terribly hung over and regretting every second of your escapades, or you might not even remember what in the world you did to get locked up to begin with. Here's hoping it was at least fun enough to be worth the trouble you've gotten yourself into.

14: This isn't what it looks like! You've got the wrong guy!: Wow, it must really suck to be you. Either you were an accomplice who was thrown under the bus to take the punishment for everyone else, you were framed for a crime you didn't commit, there's a serious case of mistaken identity going on, or you were just some innocent bystander caught in the crossfire. Hopefully you can convince them of your innocence before it's too late.

15. Sweating the small stuff: Who shoved a stick up that officer's ass? Seriously, who gets arrested for littering? Or jaywalking? Or smoking at a bus stop? This is beyond ridiculous. Maybe if you can talk to some other, hopefully sane officer, you can get this whole mess straightened out.

16. You can get anything you want, at Alice's Restaurant: Got the perfect crime in mind? Don't see your offense listed above? Mix n' match, choose which you want, or create your own!


1. Caught red handed: Oh, now you've done it. The sack of money is still in your hand, or the body is still in your trunk, or maybe you reek so badly of alcohol they sniffed you out from a block away. What'll you do, now that there's no denying what you've done?

2. On the run: Whether it's a high-speed car chase, trying to climb a chain link fence, or a grueling crawl through the sewer system, you're trying to evade justice. Hope you're good at thinking on your feet!

3. Busted: No getting out of it this time. You're getting a very thorough patdown, being handcuffed, and stuffed into the back of the patrol car. The arrest is in progress, and there's nothing you can do about it.

4. Police interrogation: Down in the station, this is your one chance to persuade them of your innocence--or have them crack your resolve and make you spill everything you know. Are they playing good cop and bad cop with you? Using illegal torture methods? Does anyone even know you're here, or are these a different sort of police entirely?

5. Guard and prisoner: The arrest and crime alike are definitely past you now. Now you've got to deal with the people holding your life in your hands for the long haul. Maybe if you're lucky, or persuasive, or just have something to bribe them with, they'll be inclined to make your life a little easier.

6. I want a lawyer!: Even a prisoner has rights, after all. You've been allowed some legal counsel, so you'd better make the best of it. Just how sympathetic are they? Do you trust them to do you any good? Or are they just one more of law enforcement's dogs?

7. Cellmates: It looks like you two are going to be roommates for a long, long time, whether you know each other or not--better make yourselves comfortable and get acquainted. Who knows some party games?

8. Your one phone call: You're in it up to your ears, now. Who will you turn to, with only one chance to contact the outside world? Will they come in to bail you out, or let you suffer the consequences of your actions?

9. Visiting hours: Awww, someone came to keep you company? How sweet! Hopefully they didn't come just to laugh at your misfortune.

10. The Great Escape: Maybe you and your cellmate are plotting to break out, or maybe a friend on the outside has come to rescue you--either way, you're busting out of this joint. Freedom!

11. Who was that masked man, anyway?: Got an idea for a scenario or relationship you can't see on here? Go wild!
bottlearum: (With the keys to the cage)

Captain Jack Sparrow | Pirates of the Caribbean

[personal profile] bottlearum 2013-12-13 10:02 pm (UTC)(link)
[ lbr, he's most likely the one in jail, here. ]
magicispower: (Let's make some magic)

Just because

[personal profile] magicispower 2013-12-14 04:37 am (UTC)(link)
[If there's one thing Rumplestiltskin hates, it's pirates. Despicable, lowlife, drunken, wife-stealing scum.

The current pirate he's holding captive in his castle's dungeons hasn't actually done anything to wrong him in particular. Unfortunately, he's adopted a bit of a "guilty by association" theory and feels the need to torment a pirate, and he's no idea where Captain Hook has gone off to. So this one will have to do.

The cell where he's keeping Jack is cold, dark and rather unclean. Perfect for a rat like him! Rumple walks over to the cell, grinning at his prisoner.]

Enjoying your stay so far?
bottlearum: (Heave ho)

You know, I've really been meaning to watch OuaT.

[personal profile] bottlearum 2013-12-15 12:50 am (UTC)(link)
[ Jack's lost count of how many times he's been arrested. Which, really, isn't all that surprising, what with him being a Pirate Lord and all. Not to mention the Pirate Lord with the most reward money offered up (Ha! Take that, Barbossa!).

However, he doesn't recognize the man who arrested him. That's not terribly strange. For all that Jack's facial recognition is pretty decent, he's been pirating his whole life, and he can't possibly be expected to remember everyone he's wronged, can he?

There's no dog with the key this time, meaning Jack must attempt to pick the lock manually. At least, until he hears the echo of boots, meaning Rumpelstiltskin is on his way down. He quickly makes himself look nonchalant.

Nonchalant, in this case meaning 'laying in the middle of the cold, dark, dirty cell, hat over his eyes, and looking entirely blase with the situation.

Oh, yes. [ He lazily waves a hand through the air. ] The decor is most excellent. Although, [ He sits up part way, resting on his elbows as he fully looks at his captor. ] I admit, not much to do. Perhaps a book, if you might be so kind?
magicispower: (You rang?)

It's cheesy but hard to stop watching

[personal profile] magicispower 2013-12-15 01:20 am (UTC)(link)
[Arrested might not be the precise word to use here. More... captured, for his own entertainment. But there is a cell, and he does hold the key to escape, so it's more or less the same thing.

Rather than being annoyed to see his prisoner appear so nonchalant in his cell, Rumple grins at him and leans casually against the bars.]

How thoughtless of me! Here you are, dearie. [He snaps his fingers, and a book appears in Jack's cell. Should he open it up, he'll find it full of graphic descriptions and drawings of gruesome tortures and execution methods.]

A little light reading before bed can't hurt, can it?
bottlearum: (Cromwell and his roundheads)

I feel like those are always the best ones, though.

[personal profile] bottlearum 2013-12-15 04:13 am (UTC)(link)
[ Captured, arrested; either way, it resulted in him behind bars without a single way of getting out of said cell.

Yet. He'll figure a way out sooner or later. He is Captain Jack Sparrow, after all.

Jack isn't a stranger to sorcery or voodoo. He's known of the existence of the supernatural since before he was a teenager. But seeing it used so causally, with naught a word spoken, but a snap of the fingers...

Well, he's gotten out of worse cages. It does up the stakes just a bit, though.

You've my thanks, luv. [ And he grins, because two can play at that game. But he doesn't open the book. Not yet. ] Anythin' to keep me goin' mad from boredom, aye?
magicispower: (Let's make some magic)

I agree! Also I love Jack Sparrow so I had to tag him.

[personal profile] magicispower 2013-12-15 04:39 am (UTC)(link)
[He can certainly try, but no one escapes from the Dark One without outside help... and that is very unlikely to arrive. Rumplestiltskin speaks the language of bargains, which might offer an avenue of escape, assuming an appropriate bargain can be reached.]

You are quite welcome!

[Aw, not opening the book? Well, he will eventually.]

Is there anything else I could get for you? Perhaps a few furry little woodland creatures to keep you company?

[Or perhaps a poisonous viper or two. But no... what's the fun of tormenting someone if something else does all the tormenting for you?]
bottlearum: (pic#6745501)

Jack Sparrow is a big, stupid, dumb boy. But I love him so.

[personal profile] bottlearum 2013-12-15 05:13 am (UTC)(link)
[ Over the years, Jack has become well versed in the art of bargaining. Or, more specifically, the art of creating loopholes and subsequently jumping through them. It's a life strategy that's served him well over the years, and he sees no reason to change that now.

Besides, if it's good enough to work on Davy Jones, the man whom no one but Jack Sparrow had escaped from, he's willing to bet it'll work on Rumpelstiltskin.

He makes a face at the offer of woodland creatures. Jack Sparrow and animals do not work well together.

Knew a man with a monkey, once. Cursed, it was. Didn't die, no matter how many times you shot at it. [ Beat. ] I hated the thing.

'sides from that, though? [ He pauses, thinking the matter over long and hard before he replies with a grin and a shake of his head. ] No, don't think so.
magicispower: (The Dark One)

That icon sldkfj

[personal profile] magicispower 2013-12-15 05:32 am (UTC)(link)
[Unfortunately for Jack, Rumple has close to three hundred years of practice figuring out how to close loopholes in his bargains. He's been foiled before, yes... but the key is to be careful with the wording. Very, very careful.]

A cursed monkey? What possible use could anyone have with a cursed monkey?

[He lets out a giggle, then grips two of the cell's bars in his hands while looking down at the pirate.]

Oh, good! I hope you'll have a pleasant sleep... because by tomorrow I will have decided if I would prefer to flay you, or to simply tear out your heart and crush it in my hand!
bottlearum: (Battered all we know)

How impossible would it be for him to break out of his cell? Not the compound, but picking the lock?

[personal profile] bottlearum 2013-12-16 10:02 pm (UTC)(link)
[ Unfortunately, Jack does not have three hundred years of practice of creating loopholes. However, his words have gotten him out of numerous, numerous near-death experiences and, as such, if it's the difference between living and dying? He'll take his chances bargaining. ]

Ah, well, see, he were cursed too, at the time. Aztec Gold.

[ It wasn't even the first time Cortes ruined his life. You know, for a dead guy, Cortes sure is an ass.

With a huff, Jack lowers himself back down onto the floor, returning his gaze to the ceiling with boredom. He does, however, have to give his captor credit. Threatening to tear out his heart and crush it is a nice change of pace from "I'm going to send you to the gallows, pirate!"

An' I shall wait here with bated breath for you decision.
magicispower: (You rang?)

Rumple could make it possible just to fuck around with him

[personal profile] magicispower 2013-12-16 11:46 pm (UTC)(link)
How intriguing!

[He's never heard of Aztec Gold. Perhaps it should be something to look into... Rumple prefers to be up-to-date on all the latest spells and curses around this world and that.]

I hope I won't disappoint you.

[With one last laugh, he releases his grip on the cell bars and heads back upstairs, to the castle foyer to work on some spinning some more gold. He'd left a lock on the cell for a reason (he could have kept it shut with magic alone, however...) Might give the pirate hope that he could escape. It would certainly be amusing to see him try it.]
bottlearum: (pic#6745605)

I only ask because, uhm, Captain Jack Sparrow?? But if not, that would have been cool too. c:

[personal profile] bottlearum 2013-12-17 11:37 pm (UTC)(link)
[ If he wanted to keep up to date on all the latest curses and spells, he's completely missed his window. The gold, as well as most of Isla de Muerta, has been completely re-claimed by the sea. There's no possible way to get at it, and trust him, he's tried.

Jack continues to lay on the ground, staying completely silent, until his captor is completely out of hearing range. Then, and only then, does Jack jump up to his feet and resume his picking of the lock. It's not easy -- 18th Century keys are a lot thicker and larger then most modern day keys. However, it's not the first lock Jack Sparrow has picked, and he keeps at it until he hears a click!

He stays still for a long moment, making sure, should anyone happen to be around, they didn't hear the cell unlock. When no one comes rushing down to apprehend him, Jack slowly opens the cell door and steps out. His captors have stolen his effects -- his sword, his gun, his compass, his hat -- and, as thus, his first plan of attack is to find those and then the exit.

He turns the way his captor both came and left from, and begins to make his escape.
magicispower: (Straw into gold)

Hahaha it's all good

[personal profile] magicispower 2013-12-18 12:22 am (UTC)(link)
[Well, that's just a shame, isn't it? But, no matter. He has enough curses to last a lifetime- or several lifetimes in his case.

While Jack is busy working on his great escape, Rumple is sitting as his spinning wheel, just waiting for the pirate to show. There's only one exit from the castle, and that's through the front doors. Which Rumple happens to be sitting across from currently. And by strange coincidence, Jack's effects also happen to be sitting about three feet away from his spinning wheel.

To add insult to injury, Rumple has Jack's beloved hat on his head. It's almost as if he knew he was going to try and make a run for it.]
bottlearum: (Blistered burns the soul)

[personal profile] bottlearum 2013-12-19 06:14 am (UTC)(link)
[ And here's Jack Sparrow, turning the corner as casually as though he walks through these halls every single day of his life and not, in fact, a prisoner trying to make an escape.

Then he catches sight of his captor and slows to a stop. He doesn't say a word, not for a long minute. He narrows his eyes, not because the man is sitting exactly between him and the exit, as though he knew Jack would escape, but because he's wearing Jack's hat.

He doesn't care what it takes. Jack swears to himself here and now that he will put a bullet through his captor's heart.

He smiles.

Nice night for a stroll, eh?
magicispower: (You rang?)

[personal profile] magicispower 2013-12-19 01:20 pm (UTC)(link)
[He can certainly try... if he can retrieve his pistol.

Rumple smiles when Jack makes his way into the foyer, though he doesn't raise his eyes from the spinning wheel just yet.]

I wouldn't know, dearie. I've been inside all evening.

[No, he doesn't seem concerned by the fact that his captive has escaped his cell. He's slightly impressed that Jack managed to pick the lock. Nothing to be concerned about, of course. He'd rather hoped he would.]

I suppose you'd enjoy a breath of fresh air? A chance to wash off all the grime?
bottlearum: (We are a call to all)

Sorry about the late -- the holidays ate me alive!

[personal profile] bottlearum 2013-12-29 04:07 am (UTC)(link)
[ He gives a grin back, although his own is slightly strained, because this man is still wearing his hat, and Jack Sparrow does not approve, not at all. ]

Aye, I admit, the fresh air would be a mite better than the stilled air in me cell. But, before...

[ He moves, casually, taking just a few steps closer to his possessions. ]

...I will be havin' me effects back, aye?
magicispower: (They'll never love you)

Very understandable!

[personal profile] magicispower 2013-12-29 04:10 pm (UTC)(link)
[He happens to like the hat. But mostly, he likes the idea that the pirate will hate seeing him wear it.]

Ah... I would return them, but you've forgotten the magic words.

[Although Rumple doesn't rise from his seat at the wheel, he does turn to face Jack. For now, he's happy enough to hide the full extent of his powers. Makes it more amusing, really.]
bottlearum: (But reasons there are none)

beep boop, okay, I'm back to a regular tagging schedule, I promise!

[personal profile] bottlearum 2014-01-04 04:33 am (UTC)(link)
[ Jack spreads his arms to the side in a symbol of naivete and innocence. ]

Me apologies, luv, I don't know much the way of magic. Perhaps if you'd be so kind as to give me a hint, eh?

[ He takes another step closer to his effects. ]
magicispower: (You rang?)

It's all good!

[personal profile] magicispower 2014-01-04 05:31 am (UTC)(link)
I'm afraid I don't give hints.

[Rumple chooses that time to lean forward, grabbing Jack's pistol from among his effects. He isn't familiar with firearms, but it doesn't take a genius to realize what it must be meant to do. He doesn't expect he'll need to know how to work it either; he just wants to see the pirate's reaction when he aims his own weapon at him.]

...Although I may be willing to make an exception if you tell me how to work this gadget of yours.

[He doesn't need more weapons, but... curiosity. Might as well make the dirty bastard good for something.]
bottlearum: (Cromwell and his roundheads)

[personal profile] bottlearum 2014-01-06 10:57 pm (UTC)(link)
[ Jack stops from where he'd slowly, but steadily, been making his way across the room. The only other indication that he might even be remotely worried is the way his eyes fix on the gun and don't move.

He does, however, raise and eyebrow before giving a shrug and crossing his arms across his chest.

It's a gun, luv.

[ And I'm afraid that's about all that you're going to get out of him. It seems fairly straightforward, to Jack, on how to use a gun. But if his captor truly doesn't know, well, Jack's not about to be the one to tell him now, is he? ]
magicispower: (Let's make some magic)

[personal profile] magicispower 2014-01-06 11:45 pm (UTC)(link)
[Just knowing what it is doesn't help him very much. Unsurprising. With a grin, Rumple tosses the gun up in the air, and when it falls back into his hand, it's transformed into a rose.]

Actually, it's a flower! You must be careful not to prick yourself on the thorns!

[He laughs as he gently places the rose on top of Jack's bag.]

That looks very elegant, don't you agree?
bottlearum: (The rolling sea breaks my revenge)

[personal profile] bottlearum 2014-01-09 03:53 am (UTC)(link)
[ Jack stares....

And stares...

And stares some more.

Did you just... turn me gun [ The gun he's been in possession of for over twelve years, the gun he got when he was mutinied, the gun he used to take his revenge on one Hector Barbossa. ] ...into a flower?

[ I... he... you...

How is he supposed to kill his captor, when his weapon is no longer a weapon???
magicispower: (An old lady selling flowers)

[personal profile] magicispower 2014-01-09 04:07 am (UTC)(link)

[A rather perfectly proportioned flower too. He's really perfected that over the years. Of course, he could have transformed it into something else. A flower simply seemed to be the most amusing option.]

And I suggest you scurry back into your cell before I turn you into a flower too!

[Or a small animal. Luckily, he can turn people back as well. Usually doesn't though.]
bottlearum: (The bell has been raised)

[personal profile] bottlearum 2014-01-10 08:25 pm (UTC)(link)
[ Jack does not, in fact, scurry back into his cell. Instead, he stays standing, exactly where he is, and points at his... rose / gun / ?!!? ]

You do know how to turn that back, yes?

[ And when he moves, Jack moves towards his captor, and away from the cells. ]

I'll make you a deal, then, mate. You turn me gun back, and I'll show you how to use it. Savvy?

[ What could go wrong? ]
magicispower: (You rang?)

[personal profile] magicispower 2014-01-10 09:52 pm (UTC)(link)
[The gamble pays off, as Rumple does not, in fact, go through with his threat and turn Jack into a flower. He's actually more intrigued by what he has to say.]

I do.

[He appears to think about the offer for a few moments before nodding.]

Agreed! [Picking the rose back up, he snaps his fingers, and the gun is back to its original form, though a few leaves fall gracefully to the ground beneath his hand.]
bottlearum: (Than the god we once believed in)

[personal profile] bottlearum 2014-01-12 09:06 pm (UTC)(link)
[ Jack continues to move closer to his captor, holding out a hand for his once-again-a gun. ]

If you please, sir.

[ After all, he can't explain how it works if he's not holding it. His gun is but a small little thing, it's hard to show how the different parts work while someone has it in their hands. ]

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