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Yohko [Youko] Mano | 真野 妖子 ([personal profile] yohko) wrote in [community profile] bakerstreet2014-07-14 03:23 pm

The Piggyback Meme.

The Piggyback Ride Meme


Ahhh. The immortal piggyback ride. So versatile, there are so many uses for it—to transport the injured and the beloved, as a means of showing affection, and to even play. It's not just for romance. It can be done between parent and child, siblings, friends, medic and patient, even complete strangers and, in those rare moments, mortal enemies! Just be sure the person can carry you, yeah?


How this works:
→ Leave a comment with the usual information in the subject line: character name, fandom. Any preferences, including what you don't want, should be included as well. If you want, indicate if you want your character to Carry, Be Carried, or Both.
→ Congratulations. Your character is one half of a piggyback ride with whoever tags them!
→ Tag around.
→ Feel free to roll RNG (1-9) if you cannot come up with scenarios of your own.
→ Have fun, and be excellent to each other!
  • 1 — Injury. (You can't walk like that. Here, let me carry you . . . )
  • 2 — Romantic. (Obligatory shippy option.)
  • 3 — Escape. (You're on the run and one of you is moving too slow or can't move at all!)
  • 4 — Surprise! (That back right there? I'm going to jump the fuck on it and they don't even know it yet!)
  • 5 — Duty. (EMT, military and disaster recovery personnel, firemen, etc. are sometimes required to carry civilians like this.)
  • 6 — Game. (Chicken fight, park games, made-up games, whatever!)
  • 7 — Wasted. (Go home, you're drunk. Except you can't walk . . . )
  • 8 — Platonic or Familial. (It's such a beautiful day, can I carry you?)
  • 9 — Fuck da police. (In other words, the random/whatever option.)
mynameisnotbud: I trust you. You know that, right? (True smile.)

Lloyd Irving | Tales of Symphonia

[personal profile] mynameisnotbud 2014-07-16 08:58 pm (UTC)(link)
[carried or carrier!]
tooprettysrsly: ("Bud" is a real step up from "red one". You should be PROUD of your new nickname!) (IDK my BFF Bud?)

SUP BUD 8D

[personal profile] tooprettysrsly 2014-07-17 12:36 pm (UTC)(link)
[Zelos wasn't drunk. He'd had a little bit to drink, just enough to loosen him up more than usual, but it wasn't like he couldn't walk on his own, and his judgement wasn't really all that impaired any more than usual. Still, the alcohol could probably be blamed when, seemingly out of nowhere, he made a running jump at Lloyd.

...Not that he wouldn't normally surprise-tackle his bud from behind anyway.

And proof that he wasn't really all that tipsy was the fact that he didn't miss and just fall flat on his face. Nope, he did exactly what he'd intended to, vaulting up onto the younger swordsman's back and clinging there like a little kid, then letting loose a a triumphant crow of laughter.]


Ha!

[...Of course, there was a considerable amount of force in his leap, so it might very well put Lloyd off-balance...]
mynameisnotbud: IT WASN'T ME IT WAS ZELOS I SWEAR (NO NO WAIT NO WHAAAT)

OH JUST THE USUAL. AN EXTREMELY ANNOYING MONKEY ON MY BACK

[personal profile] mynameisnotbud 2014-07-17 04:53 pm (UTC)(link)
[Lloyd's definitely not expecting anything of the sort -- why would he? He was just minding his own business, having left the latest overly fancy and awkwardly stiff party that Zelos pulled him along to. Not that he left early, but a good number of people had left, he was bored, and he wasn't staying as long as Zelos.

So he was just taking his time along a Meltokio street when this dumbass jumps him out of nowhere.]


HEY--!

[As quick as Lloyd normally is, that doesn't help his surprise, and they're on a slope of cobblestone besides. For a second it looks like he's managed to balance both of their weights, reflexively grabbing back at Zelos' arms (and planning to try and pry them off in a second) -- but no, it's all a little too much, and they go down in a heap.

Not only that, but--]


OW!!

[sharp pain SHARP PAIN OW OW WHERE IS IT TOO MANY BRUISES] Dammit, ow!
tooprettysrsly: (And all I gotta say to you, wannabe gonnabe prankstas--when the fry dies down, what you gonna do?) (Damn it feels good to be a gangsta.)

RUDE, BUD, *RUDE*

[personal profile] tooprettysrsly 2014-07-17 06:32 pm (UTC)(link)
[And WHUP they're goin' down, and there isn't time for Zelos to let go and stop them from falling. Sprawling on the ground where he landed, he just keeps laughing--until that loud OW from Lloyd gets his attention.

Ignoring the throbbing in one of his elbows, he sits up, squinting a bit as he looks over at the other guy dammit eyes, focus okay, he didn't drink that much, really!]


Hey man, you okay?

[He's concerned, but not that concerned, because it's clearly nothing LIFE-THREATENING or too serious...right?]
mynameisnotbud: Not so sure here. Just what is a "panty-raid," anyway? (Yeaaah okay.)

NOT AS RUDE AS INJURING ME

[personal profile] mynameisnotbud 2014-07-17 07:42 pm (UTC)(link)
I'm fine -- what d'you think you were doing?

[/GRUMPYCAT.JPG as he also lies where he fell, luckily with his arms having cushioned and prevented a broken nose or something.

As he rolls onto his side, however, the throbbing pain of what he hoped was just a huge bruise or something flares up even more, making him start and hiss.]


Ow!

[fuuuu no

he knows this pain

or something like it.

Gingerly, he brings his knee up as he falls on his back, keeping weight off his left leg.]


Agh... great.
tooprettysrsly: (A little awkward & uncertain; could this be trust & true friendship?) (Not used to being myself around anyone.)

BUT THAT WAS AN ACCIDENT! YOU'RE HURTING MY FEELINGS ON PURPOSE! TOTALLY DIFFERENT THINGS, MAN!

[personal profile] tooprettysrsly 2014-07-17 08:30 pm (UTC)(link)
Well, I didn't feel like walking all the way down this street, so I thought I'd just get you to carry me! Only I didn't think you'd do it if I asked, so I just figured I wouldn't give you any choice in the matter and save us both some time!

[That part comes out light and carefree, but he sobers up a bit at the sight of a clearly-in-pain Lloyd right in front of him. He might even feel guilty about it already, if he wasn't so tipsy.]

Anyway, you're pretty obviously not fine at all. What's wrong with your leg?
mynameisnotbud: I'm just as good. Really. (Kratos needs to STFU.)

STILL AN EQUAL EXCHANGE

[personal profile] mynameisnotbud 2014-07-17 08:55 pm (UTC)(link)
You're wrong with my leg.

[IT'S TRUE

but okay seriously. He pushes himself up, leaning back on his hands.]


I dunno... might've twisted it. [He tries to shift, carefully, but still winces. He holds out a hand.] Gimme a hand up.
tooprettysrsly: (Then no one will ask, and you won't have to remember.) (Smile like everything's fine.)

ALWAYS SO HARSH 8'C

[personal profile] tooprettysrsly 2014-07-17 09:09 pm (UTC)(link)
Pfft! What kinda comeback is that?

[Still, he'll do as Lloyd asks...er, once he manages to stand, which is harder than it really should be, since the street is clearly moving under his feet. He finds his balance after a second or two though, and takes Lloyd's outstretched hand to pull him to his feet.]

Okay, but if it's really hurting bad, you prob'ly shouldn't walk on it.

[...No that was not just a slight slur in his words, get out.]
mynameisnotbud: What good does studying do way out here, Professor? (Siiiiiigh.)

YOU'LL FORGET IT IN FIVE MINUTES

[personal profile] mynameisnotbud 2014-07-17 09:19 pm (UTC)(link)
[He ignores the comeback to his comeback and stands with the assistance -- but even a little weight on that leg is near unbearable, so no, not walking. And since they're in the middle of the street with nothing to lean on, Lloyd keeps a hand on Zelos' shoulder (and him at arm's length >:|) for balance.]

I'm not sure I need advice from someone who's drunk.

[yeah he noticed]

But yeah, I can't even stand on it. [He sighs, loudly -- and that might be a bit of a pointedly irked glance in Zelos' general direction.

thanks bro]
tooprettysrsly: (Man, I rule! I'm sooooo cool!) (Yeah I'm pretty much the best ever.)

HUH? FORGET WHAT? :V

[personal profile] tooprettysrsly 2014-07-17 09:57 pm (UTC)(link)
Hey now! I might've had a drink or two, but I'm not drunk! See, I can do this!

[Surprisingly Zelos does actually manage to touch his nose with his pointer finger, then switch back and forth between his hands, doing the same thing. And he doesn't even poke himself in the eye once, look at that, isn't he awesome?]

So it'll be fine! I'll take care of it! Jus' sit back down, I'll heal ya!

[...That faint but continued slur is likely not so confidence-building. Especially since MAGIC is involved here.]
mynameisnotbud: I'm just as good. Really. (Kratos needs to STFU.)

........NOTHING

[personal profile] mynameisnotbud 2014-07-18 12:40 am (UTC)(link)
[yes yes it's all very impressive

except not because Lloyd's not sure what that has to do with being drunk (or according to Zelos' argument, supposedly not).

And while Lloyd may be dumb about a lot of things, he grew up seeing older men coming out of Iselia's tavern most nights and can usually recognize drunk, sometimes tipsy, and Zelos is definitely at least the latter.

...And he doesn't want to find out what happens when you mix alcohol and magic, especially after some of the hunting accidents he also heard about growing up.]


W-Wait! No!

[He shakes his head and waves his free hand, both in clear DNW gestures.]

You can heal me tomorrow! Just -- just give me a hand back to my room, okay? No magic.
tooprettysrsly: (A little awkward & uncertain; could this be trust & true friendship?) (Not used to being myself around anyone.)

GREAT, THEN LET'S GO TALK TO SOME CHICKS, WINGMAN! 8D

[personal profile] tooprettysrsly 2014-07-18 01:46 am (UTC)(link)
[Zelos also shakes his head, and tries to wave away Lloyd's concerns with his free hand and almost hits himself in the face with it, SMOOTH.]

S'jus' a First Aid spell! Nothin' fancy. I c'n do it!

[Frowning, he tries to focus...then stops, a thoughtful (and not at all drunk or impaired) look briefly passing across his face.]

...On second thought, nah. I'll wait like ya said. So, for now—

[He pulls away just enough to turn his back towards Lloyd, holding his arms out to the side just a bit and leaning forward.]

—I'll just have to carry you back! ♥ Get on!
mynameisnotbud: You were easily prodded? ("Prod...easy...?")

....I WAS JUST HIT BY DEJA VU I WONDER WHY

[personal profile] mynameisnotbud 2014-07-18 12:25 pm (UTC)(link)
[As glad as he is that no magic was involved in the end, Lloyd still shoots him a slightly skeptical look.]

I meant just let me lean on you, or something. Don't you think that'd look kind of ridiculous?

[HE'S NOT A LITTLE KID!]
tooprettysrsly: (You're so hot, I want to take all my clothes off. ♥) (Shall I compare thee to a summer's day?)

ABSOLUTELY TOTALLY 300% NO IDEA WHAT YOU'RE TALKING ABOUT SO I GUESS ~IT IS A MYSTERY~ 8'D

[personal profile] tooprettysrsly 2014-07-18 05:50 pm (UTC)(link)
Well...I am just a little tipsy, maybe. So I don't know if I'd be able to walk if you're pulling on me on one side like that. But if we do it my way, the weight will be distributed evenly, so it should be fine!

[He looks back over his shoulder with the usual smarmy, too-charming grin, and flaps his hands at Lloyd a little.]

So c'mon! This is a limited time offer--I don't usually give guys a chance at a free ride, y'know! This is only 'cause you're my bud!


[STRICT GIRLS-ONLY POLICY IS IN PLACE, OK OK


EVEN FOR PIGGYBACK RIDES


...OR DID YOU THINK HE MEANT SOMETHING ELSE~ |3



spoilers, he didn't mean it, but he sure was jokingly implying it]
mynameisnotbud: What good does studying do way out here, Professor? (Siiiiiigh.)

SURE IS, NOT SURE WHERE THAT CAME FROM

[personal profile] mynameisnotbud 2014-07-19 01:37 am (UTC)(link)
[Like all most implications, that one goes straight over Lloyd's head. He sighs -- he won't win this argument if he tries, and really, it's only fair to make Zelos haul him back since this is his fault... provided he doesn't cause more injuries on the way.]

...Okay, okay.

[He half-hobbles, half-hops forward, hands on Zelos' shoulders as he tries to figure out how to go about this. In the end, it does kinda have to be a team effort, huh... so he just leans against the other swordsman's back, expecting him to figure out how to manage the weight of his legs.]

If you feel any tipsier on the way, try to fall with you on the bottom this time.
too_pretty_srsly: (pic#7336942)

IKR, IT'S NOT LIKE I PLAY ANY OTHER CHARACTERS WHO ARE PERPETUAL FLIRTS

[personal profile] too_pretty_srsly 2014-07-19 02:43 pm (UTC)(link)
[Bud, you really are boring sometimes. But oh well, it was just a joke anyway, and...who knows, Lloyd might not have been flustered by it even if he had gotten it.]

*sigh* Fine, fine...I can take it. Now c'mon, let's get going already.

[It's definitely a team effort to get Lloyd up on his back, though Zelos does his part by leaning over more and grabbing hold of his bud's legs, halfway hauling him up into place.]

Allez-oop!

[That...was actually a lot easier than he'd expected, though he does take a second to be sure Lloyd's settled into place and that they're both hanging on in a way that's secure and not uncomfortable for either of them.]

You okay back there, bud?
mynameisnotbud: It won't last long either way. (Semi-interested? Not sure yet.)

NOPE CLEARLY I AM JUST UP TOO LATE

[personal profile] mynameisnotbud 2014-07-20 04:43 am (UTC)(link)
[It's been a long time since anyone carried Lloyd in piggyback fashion -- not since he was little, he thinks, back before he ended up taller than Dirk. And he was always the tallest between Genis, Colette, and himself, so... yeah, it's been a while, and it's a little disorienting at first because it feels like he's gonna tumble backwards -- but between the two of them, he stays in place, fortunately, and then relaxes some after a couple seconds.]

Yeah, think so.

[His hands stay on Zelos' shoulders, since that seems to be the most ideal place.]

How about you? You'll tell me if you're about to drop me, right?

[So he can... prepare or something.]
tooprettysrsly: (Man, I rule! I'm sooooo cool!) (Yeah I'm pretty much the best ever.)

GET MOAR SLEEPS U DUMMINS

[personal profile] tooprettysrsly 2014-07-20 07:42 pm (UTC)(link)
[It's been a while since Zelos carried anyone like this, too. Not since Seles, when they were really, really little, before Everything Happened.

It's...a nice sort of weight, really, because it means the person you're carrying is relying you to hold onto them, and not fall or suddenly let go or anything. You're being trusted. And that's a feeling that Zelos definitely doesn't take for granted.]


Heh! Yeah, I'd let ya know if you got too heavy, bud. But you should know by now that I'm the complete package--looks, brains, and strength!--so that's not gonna happen! So just hang on tight! ♥

[Aaaaaand OFF THEY GO! At a pretty good clip, and without any worrisome wobbling, either. So was Zelos just faking the slurring before, or...

For the moment Zelos is too lost in his own thoughts, of being trusted and of the past, to strike up a conversation himself, but he's not so far gone that he'll miss anything Lloyd says.]
mynameisnotbud: I trust you. You know that, right? (True smile.)

I'LL SLEEP WHEN I'M DEAD etc

[personal profile] mynameisnotbud 2014-07-21 03:40 am (UTC)(link)
[It's a little worrisome at first, just because Lloyd doesn't know if starting off that fast is a good idea, but... when Zelos does pretty well despite his previous behavior, Lloyd relaxes further. That done, it's not a bad experience -- it's even kind of fun, since being dropped is a caution soon gone from his mind. Plus it's like he's suddenly taller! A little. And he can see farther than normal. :>

And while his ankle's still throbbing some, having the weight off it has helped a ton, and he's pretty much able to ignore it -- enough that he laughs after a moment.]


I thought you didn't even feel like walking!
tooprettysrsly: (Then no one will ask, and you won't have to remember.) (Smile like everything's fine.)

BUT THEN IT'LL BE TOO LATE 8'C

[personal profile] tooprettysrsly 2014-07-21 05:35 pm (UTC)(link)
[Sure you're having fun now, but give it five minutes or so, and you'll be totally bored with it. Zelos knows how this works by now. Still...that laugh is a good sign. Maybe Lloyd's forgotten to be annoyed with him already.]

I didn't, and still don't--I feel like running!

[He's gonna go a little faster, even, but not so fast that he's not in control. He doesn't want to break any sort of trust that Lloyd has in him, even something small and inconsequential like this.

...but still

WWWWWHOOSH, HOLD YOUR ARMS OUT TO THE SIDE LIKE AN AIRPLANE A RHEAIRD, YOU KNOW YOU WANNA X'D]
mynameisnotbud: ("I get it! You're a handcuff thief!")

KANYESHRUG

[personal profile] mynameisnotbud 2014-07-22 03:09 am (UTC)(link)
[It's not that big a difference, but the up in speed still has Lloyd reflexively gripping tighter, at least for a moment.]

H-Hey! [It's not really an objection, especially since it's also said with a half-laugh.] Shouldn't you get slower after drinking or something?

[THAT'S HOW IT WORKS, RIGHT

HE'S PRETTY SURE]
tooprettysrsly: (Man, I rule! I'm sooooo cool!) (Yeah I'm pretty much the best ever.)

8C 8C 8C

[personal profile] tooprettysrsly 2014-07-23 07:02 am (UTC)(link)
[Zelos doesn't slow down, but he doesn't speed up any more either--he's just about at his limit when it comes to speed/control, and yeah, not gonna risk dropping his bud.]

Maybe that's what happens to most people, but THE GREAT ZELOS WILDER isn't "most people"! I'm just too cool to be slowed down by something like a few drinks!

[Zelos no

that doesn't work, or make any logical sense

and you know Lloyd might just believe it anyway]
mynameisnotbud: You were easily prodded? ("Prod...easy...?")

[personal profile] mynameisnotbud 2014-07-29 03:51 am (UTC)(link)
[that's totally you being full of yourself and you know it!

...except... maybe that was literal...?]


...Temperature doesn't have anything to do with it, does it?







[yeah

he might just believe it anyway]
tooprettysrsly: (And all I gotta say to you, wannabe gonnabe prankstas--when the fry dies down, what you gonna do?) (Damn it feels good to be a gangsta.)

[personal profile] tooprettysrsly 2014-07-29 11:59 am (UTC)(link)
[..........Why is he ever even surprised by you any more, Lloyd.

He knows Lloyd isn't the type to make a joke like that, and even if he can't see the younger swordsman's face, his tone is honestly inquisitive, so...he actually means it.

Really, all Zelos can do in response is sigh (and start to slow down, because almost-running while carrying someone gets to be hard work after a while)...and then give a brief chuckle.]


Sure it does! My internal body temperature is a little lower than most people's a lot of the time, so it probably freezes out the effects of the alcohol!


[If Lloyd's gonna believe something goofy

why not make it as goofy as possible]
mynameisnotbud: ("I get it! You're a handcuff thief!")

[personal profile] mynameisnotbud 2014-07-30 02:49 am (UTC)(link)
[That earns a pause, because while Lloyd's quick to take any answer that makes some sense (yeah... somehow, that makes sense to him...), this is Zelos and he's Not Sure If Joking or not...

then again...]


Oh -- is that why Sheena told you she wouldn't touch you with a ten-foot pole?

[BECAUSE YOU'RE COLD...?]

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