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fighterfetish ([personal profile] fighterfetish) wrote in [community profile] bakerstreet2014-11-07 10:27 pm

THE RANDOM SCENARIO MEME 3.0

THE RANDOM SCENARIO MEME 3.0


- Post your character, name, and series in the subject. Include any preferences as well.
- Go to RNG and enter 1-7 for a scene type, and 1-20 for a scene to play out.


TYPE OF SCENE.
① Action → Gun fights, bar brawls, fights to the death are all possible scenarios.
② Angst → Characters suffer emotionally or physically from relationships breaking up, death, injury, etc. Hurt and comfort themes are included.
③ Crack → Genderswaps, super powers, sudden compulsions are all possible outcomes.
④ Fluff → Something that is devoid of angst. It's light-hearted and might have the overtone of romance.
⑤ Gen → General fun, things that didn't fit in the other categories.
⑥ Sex → First times, kinks, even dubcon are all possible themes of sex related scenarios.
⑦ Your choice → Think of your own scenario, choose one of the above or make a combo even!

ACTION.
① Zombies → It's the zombie apocalypse, lock and load!
② Bar brawl → You had one too many drinks, said something wrong, and now you're being asked to take it outside.
③ Chase → You're caught in a high speed chase.
④ Gun fight → You're caught in a big shoot-out.
⑤ Fight with a friend → You're fighting with a friend, all out.
⑥ Interrogation → You're being interrogated for some offense you've done.
⑦ Aliens → Aliens are attacking and you're not going to take your probe laying down!
⑧ Final battle → This is it. The battle that will end all the fighting for you. Will you win? Will you get that peace you want?
⑨ Training → You're not actually fighting, just training for the inevitable.
⑩ No hope → You know this fight has no hope. It's not going to end well for anyone involved, but you can't turn away.
⑪ Sneaking in → You're stealing a diamond or sneaking in to kick some bad guy butt, but whatever it is, you have to practice stealth.
⑫ Blue wire → You're faced with a bomb that needs to be disarmed.
⑬ Fight for honor → You've been disgraced or someone you care about has, so it's time to fight for honour.
⑭ Showdown → Time for a cowboy-style showdown. Whoever draws the fastest wins.
⑮ War → You're caught in the middle of a war here. Remember to keep your chin up and keeping fighting.
⑯ Apocalypse → The apocalypse finally happened and now you're left to scavenge and fight for whatever is left.
⑰ Sabotage → It's time to sabotage someone's plan! How is entirely up to you. Do you set up a bomb in their toilet? Do you double cross them at the last minute?
⑱ Big damn hero → You know you have to handle this one alone, so that means disarming or knocking unconscious the person who wants to join you.
⑲ Fight club → You know the rules... you're in an underground fighting ring and you're fighting with all you've got.
⑳ Threaten → You've just been sent here to rough them up a little, threaten them into behaving.

ANGST.
① Injury / illness → Your character has become injured or ill! To what extent is the mun's choice.
② Last moments → You character has been gravely injured and this is their last chance to say their last words.
③ Depression → Your character is depressed, what actions they take is up to the mun.
④ Betrayed → You character has been betrayed by the other. How do they react?
⑤ Tortured → Your character is being tortured and needs rescuing or at least a sympathetic ear to help him through it.
⑥ Jealousy → Your character is feeling jealous and must deal with it, how will they do it?
⑦ Breakup! → This relationship has gone as far as it can, it's time to breakup.
⑧ Broken → For whatever reason, the character is broken, mentally or or physically.
⑨ Fight → You can't even be in the same room as your friend or lover without arguing anymore.
⑩ Lost → You lost the biggest fight of your life and now all you can do is try to pick up the pieces.
⑪ Worst nightmare → Whatever you fear the most is now real or maybe you're just trapped in a dream together, but whatever it is, it feels too real.
⑫ Addicted → You're addicted to something, alcohol, drugs, sex, whatever. It's destroying your life and you can't do anything to stop it.
⑬ Hurt you → You're being forced to hurt someone you love either by betraying them or even being forced to shout things you don't mean. It's for their own good in the end though.
⑭ Separation → You were forced to leave this person for their own safety and while you've been miserable without them, you really didn't mean to run into them again... maybe it was by accident or you were watching them from afar this whole time.
⑮ Becoming a monster → You are slowly changing, becoming a monster: vampire, zombie, demon, something you can't recover from and no-one can help you.
⑯ Frozen → You are entirely helpless, frozen, to stop some kind of disaster.
⑰ Prison → You were very bad and now it's time to pay the price by turning yourself in or maybe the law just finally caught up to you.
⑱ Fear → You're not sure why, but you are suddenly terrified and you can't deal with it. You need help.
⑲ Hated → You are now hated by the person you loved the most.
⑳ Down and out → You're living on the streets, you've hit rock bottom, and you don't know what to do.

CRACK.
① Sexswap → Uh-oh, you're suddenly the opposite sex!
② Forced confessions → No matter what it is and no matter how hard you resist, you're going to be compelled to spill some deep dark secret!
③ Mind-reading → You've suddenly got the ability to read minds!
④ Animal → You're suddenly part animal or transformed into an animal!
⑤ Awkward pick-up lines → You're compelled to use bad pickup lines on whoever is closest!
⑥ Back in School / Graduated → You're suddenly back in school! Or if you were already in it, you've aged and long since graduated!
⑦ Vampires, werewolves, and zombies, oh my! → You're suddenly a vampire, werewolf, or zombie! Maybe even a demon or a devil, whatever creepy crawly you can think of. What do you do now?
⑧ Ghost → You're suddenly a ghost or at least invisible. What are you going to do with this new ability?
⑨ Awkward conversations → So did you just fart or what? Any conversation goes, as long as it's embarrassing and awkward.
⑩ Crossdressing → For whatever reason, you're suddenly dressed in clothes of the opposite sex.
⑪ Suddenly naked → Oops! Your clothes are suddenly gone.
⑫ Suddenly a kid → You're a kid again! Have fun with that second childhood.
⑬ Fortune cookie → You've suddenly received a note with something that will happen in the future, either precise or vague.
⑭ Super power → And suddenly you're like Superman! Any power goes.
⑮ Bodyswap → Somehow you've changed bodies with the other person.
⑯ Back in time → Somehow, you wound up in the past again. Do you try to correct something or just sit and wait for time to jump? Maybe it jumps to various points in your life or maybe you actually think you're back in the day. Have fun, run wild with the idea!
⑰ To the future → Is it everything you've dreamed? Is it horrible? Whatever happens, you're here to witness what happens to you in the future. Either you take the place of your future self or you're just there to watch. Might cause some confusion if people start seeing double though...
⑱ Angels, mermaids, and fairies! → You're not necessary something dark or evil. You're just something different. How do you deal?
⑲ Locked in a closet → For some reason, you're locked up in a closet with someone else. Do you make nice and try to figure your way out or what?
⑳ Finger trap → You're caught in a Chinese finger trap... with somebody else! You can't figure out how to get loose either... have fun with that.

FLUFF.
① Cuddling → For whatever reason, characters feel like being close and cuddling.
② Pillow talk → After the main event, characters are up for some pillow talk.
③ Celebration → Anniversary or some other big event is taking place and characters want to celebrate!
④ Love confession → Someone has finally decided to confess their love and today is the day!
⑤ Appreciation → You feel the need to show appreciation for that person closest to you, even if it's just a pat on the back.
⑥ Apologies → You made a mistake and now it's time to make it up in some way you know the other can't refuse!
⑦ Get back together → Why did you break up again exactly? Whatever the reason, it was a huge mistake and you both know you can work through it.
⑧ Date night → You've planned for a wonderful night together and you can't wait to get it started.
⑨ Family → You've either found out you're pregnant or you've already got that addition to your family.
⑩ Marriage → You're just about to get hitched or maybe you're enjoying your honeymoon. Maybe you've been together for years now! Whatever the case, it's time for that next big step.
⑪ Meeting again → It's time for that happy reunion finally!
⑫ Love at first sight → For whatever reason, you are now insanely in love with the first person you set eyes on.
⑬ Flirtation → You can't resist to do a little bit of harmless flirtation all of a sudden.
⑭ In the snow → Look outside! It's a winter wonderland, so why not go out and play in it?
⑮ Engagement → You've planned it all out and now it's time to finally pop the question.
⑯ Friendly games → You've set up the game station or board games for a friendly competition!
⑰ Gift → Time to give that special someone a gift just because.
⑱ Recovery → You're taking care of someone who's just recovered from some illness or injury.
⑲ Healing → Time to help mend that someone who's been through hell and back.
⑳ Better than ever → You've finally got everything you've ever wanted here. What is your ideal life and who does it include?

GEN.
① Nice meeting you → It's your first time meeting this person! You bumped into each other on the street, in a bar, at work... whatever!
② Drinks → You're out for drinks! Or just chilling at home with some beers. Wherever!
③ Lost → You're lost and you kind of need help finding your way to where you're going. A little help with directions?
④ Costume party → You're at a costume party, both of you are wearing masks. Do you keep the anonymity or take it off and see whose company you've been enjoying?
⑤ Wrong number → Oops, actually you didn't mean to call that person...
⑥ Drunk → You're already drunk! Drunk dialing, stumbling into someone, showing up unexpected... what type of drunk are you anyway? Aggressive, loving, happy? How does the other react?
⑦ Old friends → you haven't seen this person in a long time!
⑧ Rivals → you're suddenly rivals! Or maybe you have been all along...
⑨ Problems → you've got a problem with each other, just got in a huge fight, whatever. Try to work it out!
⑩ What are your intentions... → This person? They're dating a close friend, family member, etc. You need to find out if they're going to hurt them! Or you need to discuss your friend/family's dating choice.
⑪ I saw you → you saw the other person doing something bad and you need to confront them about it.
⑫ Sorry but no → the other person has feelings that you just don't share. They don't necessarily have to be romantic... maybe you just don't agree with their sudden desire to quit their job and start a business making tiny, fuzzy teddy bears.
⑬ My hero → you need to tell this person how much they mean to you. They've been your best friend or your role model your whole life and they need to know.
⑭ Enabler → you're enabling the other (or each other) to do something bad, really bad. Addiction, stealing, killing, or just any other self-destructive behavior.
⑮ Cooking → Time for an impromptu cooking lesson!
⑯ Oh, sure, I remember you... → It's that awkward moment when someone comes up and seems to know you, but you have no idea who they even are!
⑰ Rescue! → One of you was in trouble, but you came to the rescue!
⑱ Boss → One of you works under the other. Is your relationship good? Are you scheming things? Or do you hate each other?
⑲ Perfect crime → You and the other person have just pulled off the perfect crime... or you're planning to! What are you doing? The heist of the century, an assassination?
⑳ Movies → movie night! Maybe it's a sleepover. Whichever the case, it's time to eat a lot and have fun.

SEX.
① First time → it's your first time together or your first time ever! Enjoy the awkward times!
② Bondage → You and your partner decide to experiment a little with ropes or handcuffs or whatever you'd like to tie your partner up with.
③ Rough / Aggressive → Your characters want it rough.
④ Romantic → Slow and gentle, meaningful, that's how characters want it.
⑤ Dubcon → Character A wants Character B and it doesn't really matter if Character B wants it as bad or not.
⑥ In public → Characters feel like taking a risk and doing it in a public place.
⑦ Roleplay → Naughty nurse fetish? Pirate kink? You and your partner decide to try it out now!
⑧ Healing → You've both fought hard or gone through a rough time and it's time to get some R&R in.
⑨ Last time → This is the last time you're going to this because you're breaking up or maybe your lover is running off to sacrifice their lives in some heroic way. The possibilities are endless, but you better make this one count.
⑩ No strings attached → You're just friends with benefits. Nothing wrong with that, right?
⑪ Anonymous → You met in a restroom or bar, any location of your choosing, but you don't even know each other's names.
⑫ Toys → You're eager to try something new, so why not toys?
⑬ Aphrodisiacs → You've been slipped a strong aphrodisiac somehow and now you absolutely cannot control yourself.
⑭ Show → You're putting on a show by either doing it right in the club or filming it for a bunch of people.
⑮ Ménage à trois → It's time for that threesome you've always dreamed of.
⑯ Non-penetrative → Frottage, handjobs, whatever you want to try out.
⑰ Controlled → You are under mind control and must do whatever your lover asks of you.
⑱ Hate sex → It's not just rough or aggressive, you absolutely cannot stand each other.
⑲ Extreme → Fisting, knife play, whatever you can think of so long as it tests the boundaries.
⑳ Fantasy → This is just a fantasy, a dream, and you know it, but what is your ideal fantasy and how willing is your partner?




gotbottle: (gloved hands)

[personal profile] gotbottle 2014-11-09 05:01 am (UTC)(link)
[ If there's anything below you want changed, to work better, I'm totally up for it, just let me know. We can also assume she's arrived looking into an unrelated matter? ]

It had started innocently enough, with a car accident. Rachel had been assigned to cover the hit-and-run, and had been working on her own to try to track down the driver. The trail had led to a shipping company, to rumors of a couple of workers gone missing, to shady dealings.

The rumors led her to an abandoned warehouse near the harbor. It wasn't anywhere near where the shipping company had its holdings but that would make sense, if they were trying to hide something.

The front gates were locked, but the fence was easily scaled at the back. The doors, too, barred, but climbing up on a dumpster got her to a window which got her inside.

She climbed down from a shipping container, feet hitting the floor with a soft thump. She took out a small flashlight, and turned it on, quietly trying to get the lay of the room.
pridegoeth: (actuator attention)

[personal profile] pridegoeth 2014-11-09 05:15 am (UTC)(link)
[Works for me!]

She should probably have known better than to wander around this neighborhood alone, where exactly the kind of people who had shady dealings lurked. The place was dim, but a few high, filthy windows let in just enough light to make out towers of old crates, but not enough to keep from hitting one's shin on something. From deeper in, as she entered, was a sound like a low voice humming, but once her feet hit the ground all was silent, and the sound had been faint enough to easily dismiss.

Sheltered by the walls formed by old crates, several more formed a makeshift desk and chair, cluttered with papers and scraps of junk- wires and small pieces of metal, batteries and circuitboards. Somebody has been at work, here, and it doesn't look like the usual drug dealings.
gotbottle: (searching)

[personal profile] gotbottle 2014-11-09 05:45 am (UTC)(link)
Rachel wasn't even sure what she was looking for. There were stacks and stacks of crates, piled against the walls. She shined her flashlight up and down, trying to glean some clue about what they contained, but there wasn't much information on the outside.

There were a few stacks slightly further out from the wall, stacked together in a square. Was there something special about these? All put together--maybe they were the same product, or had the same point of origin or destination.

She rounded the stack, stopping short when she saw they sheltered a workspace created by a few more piled together. Papers. Works in progress--electronics?

...Someone was here.
pridegoeth: (mild frown)

[personal profile] pridegoeth 2014-11-09 01:51 pm (UTC)(link)
That thought was all the warning she had, before a shadow fell over both the desk and herself, from a larger figure moving to cut off the avenue she'd come in by. Moving quietly and quickly was not exactly second nature for him, but he lunged in hopes of grabbing her and clamping a hand over her mouth before the inevitable scream came. It wouldn't due to have somebody find out he was still alive too soon, and already she'd seen too much not to start nosing around further.

The lunge was accompanied by a strange noise, a sort of mechanical rattle, and the shadow that had fallen over her was not only a large figure, but one that had four writhing snakelike appendages coming out of it.
gotbottle: (surprised)

[personal profile] gotbottle 2014-11-09 06:59 pm (UTC)(link)
Rachel saw the shadow just a moment too late. She started to turn but there was suddenly an arm around her body and a hand over her mouth. She began to struggle but there was an odd sound, like the rattle of machinery; a moment later she registered the edges of the shadow, the writhing appendages that extended past the main shape.

Startled, she dropped her flashlight, and it rolled away, leaving her defenseless.
pridegoeth: (scowl)

[personal profile] pridegoeth 2014-11-09 07:15 pm (UTC)(link)
The man behind her was tall, tight grip pulling her head back against his chest, while a hard ridged surface pressed into her spine, uncomfortable as a metal grid. Four tentacles flexed and curled in the dim shadows on the floor, the claws at the ends tilting to watch her, but they kept back far enough to be out of her peripheral vision. That wouldn't stop her hearing the strange soft rattle of their movements, somewhere behind her.

"What are you doing here? What do you want?" The man's voice was deep, wearily angry, and after a moment's pause he added, "-and don't scream, or I'll kill you before anyone has the chance to hear it."

There was a soft metal sliding sound, and in the shadows she could see the metal spike that bloomed from the center of one of the claws, backing up his threat. Very gingerly, though, the gloved hand clamped over her mouth lifted slightly.
gotbottle: (wtf)

[personal profile] gotbottle 2014-11-09 08:33 pm (UTC)(link)
Rachel couldn't figure out what was going on. The voice was a man's, the general shape of the shadow she could see was a man's. But those arms... and the sounds of machinery, and metal.

Her breath halted, eyes going wide, at the spike emerging in the shadows. His fingers lifted, and she needed two breaths, deep ones, to steady herself enough to speak.

"I'm a reporter. I'm investigating a hit and run, and two vanished dockworkers. A tip led me here."
pridegoeth: (explaining)

[personal profile] pridegoeth 2014-11-09 08:40 pm (UTC)(link)
'Doc Ock' made the papers, albeit more headlines in the disreputable Daily Bugle than anywhere else, but he'd been declared dead some six months ago after a very brief rein of terror that came down to a single bank robbery and a rumored nuclear physics disaster. He'd supposedly drowned in the Hudson along with the physics experiment, and the papers had lost interest since.

One arm still held her firmly, clamped across her chest, and the gloved hand hovered ready to clamp down again if she tried to scream. He was relieved enough that she didn't, though, and it just might be a good sign that he hadn't killed her outright. "...What kind of hit and run?" If she meant vehicular, it was a safe bet she'd stumbled here by accident- thanks to the metal arms he barely fit behind the wheel of a car these days. He'd definitely engaged in some sneaky robberies over the past few months, though, cutting out security systems in jewelry stores and other shops before making off with the contents of their safes to fund his scientific research.
gotbottle: (over shoulder)

[personal profile] gotbottle 2014-11-09 09:14 pm (UTC)(link)
"A car accident," she answered, quickly. Maybe if she could just explain she could get herself out of this mess.

"A hit and run driver ran over a girl in Midtown two weeks ago." She lifted her chin slightly, turning her head a little so that maybe the man holding her could better see her face. Or at least better hear her voice.

"I work for the City Desk at the Times, I work the crime beat. I caught the story. I've been looking for the driver. The car was tied to a shipping company, and two workers have recently gone missing. I came here on an anonymous tip."

She paused a moment, waiting to see if that answer provoked any kind of response. "...If you don't work for Universal Imports then I've got no business with you, I'll walk away."
pridegoeth: (explaining)

[personal profile] pridegoeth 2014-11-09 09:57 pm (UTC)(link)
"You'll walk away." His tone dripped skepticism, but he hadn't hurt her yet. If anything, there was the slightest lessening of his grip, now that she was proving to be reasonable about things. In her peripheral vision the gloved hand still hovered, and the frayed sleeve of a greenish-grey coat that smelled faintly of rotting fish. It might just be the undertone scent of the whole neighborhood, of course. Those stuck living down here tended to tune it out after a while.

"You'll walk away, and not tell anyone a strange man accosted you and demanded to know your business?" He's not sure he believes her, especially since his return from the dead would be one hell of a scoop for the crime department of any New York paper. "But I don't have anything to do with your investigation, no. And workers in this area go missing all the time. People don't work around the docks because they're looking for a career and job stability." Loading and unloading cargo at all hours is a good job for men who want to make a few quick bucks without having an employer look too deeply into their history. He's seen the types that work and live around here, and even had a few of them run odd errands for him.
Edited 2014-11-09 21:58 (UTC)
gotbottle: (brave)

[personal profile] gotbottle 2014-11-09 10:07 pm (UTC)(link)
"I'll walk away," she repeated, "and not tell anyone a strange man demanded to know what I was doing--because I was breaking and entering." Her gaze tracked that gloved hand for a moment before she turned her face again, addressing him as best she could.

"I don't want any trouble. If you have nothing to do with what I'm looking for I'll leave you alone." It wasn't worth her job, or her safety--which was a concern at this point.
pridegoeth: (actuator attention)

[personal profile] pridegoeth 2014-11-09 10:20 pm (UTC)(link)
Backlit as he was, in the dim warehouse, it might be hard to make out detail, but his grip was loosening and she could see part of a narrow, pointed nose in a full face, and dark eyes shadowed by heavy eyebrows. She could also see the claw with the spike, now, somewhat lowered and no longer an immediate threat. Three-taloned and segmented, it hung half opened, and red lights glowed from around the spike.

"You are that..." He smirked faintly, because he was trespassing just as much as she was, and then some since he'd made a temporary refuge of the place. "But most people put a price on their silence."
gotbottle: (challenge)

[personal profile] gotbottle 2014-11-09 10:59 pm (UTC)(link)
She was starting to have her suspicions. She hadn't touched the story, and it had mostly been carried by one of the city's rival newspapers. But she'd heard about the scientist, about the experiment gone wrong.

"I'm not like that," she insisted. "I don't like taking advantage of people."
pridegoeth: (mild frown)

[personal profile] pridegoeth 2014-11-09 11:06 pm (UTC)(link)
He gave a snort, but the hand poised to cover her mouth lowered at last. "Most people like taking advantage of other people. You're just bargaining because you know you're the one in the weak position, here." After another moment's consideration he let go, and took a step back. Simply holding her against his body without the threat of imminent death seemed far too much like a threat of another kind. Whatever wrongs he might do in the world, Dr. Octavius was no sexual predator. Under the gloves he wore his wedding band still, a painful reminder of who he once was.

The metal claw had not retracted the spike, but the tentacles drew back with him, being attached as they were. She had her freedom, at least for the moment, but it would be unwise to flee too abruptly just yet. He was still deciding how to play this out, and no matter the end he'd have to abandon this location as a safehouse, just in case.
gotbottle: (red shirt)

[personal profile] gotbottle 2014-11-09 11:25 pm (UTC)(link)
"You can believe whatever you want about me," she replied, turning to face him. She was both clearly relieved to be let go, and trying very hard to keep her expression schooled, not give it away so easily.

"I'm going to walk away. I keep my word, when I give it." Even though this could have been the biggest scoop of her career, if this man was who she thought he was. She couldn't deliver any story if she compromised her own safety. And whether he believed it or not, she stuck by her principles.

"...You're Dr. Octavius, aren't you?" She held up a hand. "I'm still walking away. It's not like you won't abandon this place the moment I'm gone anyway."
pridegoeth: (unwell (no goggles))

[personal profile] pridegoeth 2014-11-09 11:35 pm (UTC)(link)
Eyes narrowing slightly, he watched the woman turn to face him, calmer than he would have expected. Up close he was a very large man, tall and stocky and between his own mass and the metal arms from his back he had a way of filling a room. It was dim enough in the warehouse that he'd forgone sunglasses, though, face bare and bags heavy under his eyes. Life on the run had left him looking worn down and tired, and he was wary of her despite his threats.

"I am. And you wouldn't be much of a reporter if you didn't take the chance to tell the city I'm not dead." Not entirely well, and not currently a major threat, but not dead.
gotbottle: (hands)

[personal profile] gotbottle 2014-11-10 04:52 am (UTC)(link)
She was slightly taller than average, five foot seven or so, but not a particularly large presence. But she was possessed of a quiet resolve, and was calmer now that she'd been let go, now that she could face him.

"I wouldn't be, no," she agreed. "But I guess that's gonna be my lot in life, because I'm worth even less if I go back on my word."
pridegoeth: (smirky)

[personal profile] pridegoeth 2014-11-10 01:27 pm (UTC)(link)
The big man shifted on his feet, considering still, and the lower set of metal arms curled downwards to plant their claws on the cement floor, supportive. That much metal was hard to carry around all the time, and he preferred to walk with their aid.

"...Just remember, it's not healthy to wander around down here alone." He managed a smirk, despite private reservations about letting the woman go. "You could have run into somebody dangerous."
gotbottle: (smirk)

[personal profile] gotbottle 2014-11-10 05:10 pm (UTC)(link)
She let out a soft laugh, rueful. "I'll take it under advisement, Doctor. Thank you."

She was so full of questions. Even aside from it being a hazard of her occupation, to want to know more--she'd heard he died. How was this possible? But launching into a bunch of questions hardly seemed like the best way to reassure him that she'd keep her word and leave him alone.

"My name is Rachel Conway," she offered instead. "Watch the Times; you'll see I'll keep my word."
pridegoeth: (unwell (no goggles))

[personal profile] pridegoeth 2014-11-11 01:06 am (UTC)(link)
"Hnngh. Don't make me regret this." He nods, gratefully leaning on the support of the actuators a little to take their burden off his knees. He is, at least for the moment, oblivious to the fact that he's still basically blocking her way out.

His gaze is assessing still, perhaps noticing the unspoken questions in her face. Some of the questions she has are ones he'd rather not think about himself, but at the same time it's strangely good to actually speak to somebody, however briefly. Not an exchange of witty banter in a fight, and not the ever-present, barely-comprehending voices of the actuators, but another living breathing human being willing to talk to him like one of the same.
gotbottle: (hold up)

[personal profile] gotbottle 2014-11-11 03:30 am (UTC)(link)
"I won't," she assures him. He is more or less blocking the way out; she's a little wary of pointing that out yet, of seeming to hurry to get away. There needs to be some trust between them, she thinks; she should show some in order to convince him that he can have some in her.

She doesn't miss the somewhat weary way he lets the actuators help carry his weight. She looks up at him with sympathy--actual sympathy, not a ploy, certainly not pity. She can't imagine having all that metal and machinery fused to his body is comfortable.

"Have you been sheltering here the whole time?" Since he vanished. Since he was presumed dead. She's careful to say sheltering, not hiding, trying not to pass judgment.
pridegoeth: (unwell (no goggles))

[personal profile] pridegoeth 2014-11-11 01:35 pm (UTC)(link)
Trust has been something of a struggle for him, dating back to long before the accident, but the reports of his former colleagues since then mainly focused on his arrogance, how difficult he could be to work with. In the wake of tragedy, scientists he'd worked with before were all to quick to distance themselves. Actually, that probably hasn't helped his trust issues any.

"Not... here..." He frowns, waving a hand vaguely to indicate the warehouse. The actuators are never still, swaying like cobras, sinuous and watchful even when 'at rest'. Dr. Octavius himself, by contrast, moves as little as possible, a static lethargic figure willing to let the metal arms do all the work. "...But around the neighborhood. I can't exactly walk down the street in broad daylight and expect not to be harassed." He's bitter, but his anger lacks energy for the moment.
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[personal profile] gotbottle 2014-11-12 01:25 am (UTC)(link)
Her gaze drifts for a moment to track the wave of his hand; she's vaguely aware of the nonstop movement of the actuators too, but those she lets fade into the background of her focus.

"No, I don't suppose you can." Her eyes go back to his face. It's amazing that he's been able to keep from being discovered for so long. It was just bad luck that brought her here tonight, that had her path cross his.

"How are you managing to get what you need?"
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[personal profile] pridegoeth 2014-11-12 02:38 am (UTC)(link)
He frowns, heavy eyebrows drawing together in a scowl. "How do you think I get what I need?!" His tone is sharp and bitter, a warning hiss, but he lacks the energy to get truly riled up unless she really goads him. "I'm a criminal. Haven't you read the papers?" Stealing the basic necessities is as petty as theft can be, and frankly he's ashamed to have to stoop so low, but it's easier to vent his frustration over that at somebody else.

Keeping hidden has not been easy, but he's clever. One thing no slander has been able to discredit is his intelligence.
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[personal profile] gotbottle 2014-11-13 03:24 am (UTC)(link)
"I work for the papers." Her reply is calm, measured. "Which means I understand how they work. And I know that just because it's in the paper, doesn't mean it's necessarily true or the entire story."

None of the stories had been his, only reporting on events from the outside.

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