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mykingdom ([personal profile] mykingdom) wrote in [community profile] bakerstreet2014-12-27 08:09 pm

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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.
- Have fun!

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 honour → 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 Hatesex → It's not just rough or aggressive, you absolutely cannot stand each other.
⑲ Extreme → Fisting, knifeplay, 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?
hitorabu: (♗)

Orihara Izaya | Durarara!! | OTA

[personal profile] hitorabu 2014-12-28 11:10 am (UTC)(link)
[Please ask first about smut. Otherwise I'm good with all options, as long as Izaya isn't expected to be some kind of woobified uke stereotype. ♥]
littleoldme: (not sure what that's all about)

Fuck the rules, mixing action and angst or something

[personal profile] littleoldme 2014-12-29 03:22 pm (UTC)(link)
Akabayashi is not liking this current situation. He hadn't even been out on business when he'd been caught up in the fight; he'd actually been visiting a friend when the whole mess went down. Now, he's standing in the middle of what used to be an office complex, now half-bombed out and the other half teeming with people trying to beat the hell out of each other, and he's still working on piecing together why. There are claims the strike came from the Dollars, but that's always a claim, and there are way too many people around from different factions for him to be quite sure who is even fighting for what.

He's on his way out personally, now that he's helped a couple of civilians get out of the way, but he's making one last quick sweep through his immediate area just in case he missed anyone. (Which really means just in case he happens to spot a kid, because he has already ran into a couple who had no business being in the middle of this kind of shit.)

Then he opens a door, blinks into the interior of the small room at the man resting there, blood on his clothing and an expression on his face that doesn't quite fit the situation, and closes the door again.

That is not a kid who doesn't have any business in the middle of some kind of gang war. In fact, that is probably the person who somehow orchestrated this whole thing, one way or another. That is a person that the city would probably be much better off without, even though Akabayashi himself has used his services in the past. And here stands Akabayashi, on the other side of a door from him, considering whether he ought to walk away, set the room on fire, or check on the obviously injured informant's condition.

Sigh.

The door opens again, slowly, and Akabayashi leans against the doorframe, suddenly feeling very old and tired. "This mess yours, lad?"
hitorabu: (♞)

rules are meant to be fucked tbh

[personal profile] hitorabu 2014-12-29 05:19 pm (UTC)(link)
What a mess... Sitting in a corner of a tiny room that he sincerely hopes will be ignored in this miniature battle, Izaya carefully peeks under his hand at the wound in his thigh. He's pleased to see it's stopped bleeding; less pleased at how it probably won't stay closed if he moves. The way his hand's shaking as he pulls it away is probably not a good sign, either. There are a few other injuries, but nothing particularly bad except for that one wound. It makes him a little angry to think that that one thing could mean the death of him if he runs out of luck. His other hand is clenching on to one of his cell phones, but Namie isn't picking up. He'll make her pay for that. As soon as he gets out of this. For now, he can't do much but sit things out - literally, as it happens - and wait until things calm down to call Namie again, or call Shinra or whoever else might help when there's less of a war raging around him.

As long as he stays undiscovered until then, he should be fine. The cell phone is exchanged for his switchblade, and he sighs. It's getting kind of hard to stay focused, and he doesn't like it. Maybe he should think of creative ways to kill Shizu-chan to pass the time...

Izaya's a little late to look up when the door opens. By the time he realizes it was a familiar face, if not quite a welcome one, the door's already closed again, and Izaya laughs softly to himself. He's not surprised. He can't even blame Akabayashi, really. Still, it's -...

The door opens again, and Izaya does his best to look his usual self, composed and amused. It's not even entirely an act. "Akabayashi-san... If this were my doing, do you really think you would have found me here like this?" It's half true, if that counts for something. Izaya had every intention of keeping a safe distance, the better to observe everything, but someone was rude enough to poke a hole in the mosquito curtain. Izaya can just about imagine who's responsible, too - but that's of later concern.

"I didn't expect you to come back," he says frankly, to see if and how Akabayashi will explain himself. The man doesn't quite seem like a gloater, but Izaya isn't about to presume that Akabayashi came back to help him, either.
littleoldme: (you can handle it)

Sounds legit

[personal profile] littleoldme 2014-12-31 08:49 pm (UTC)(link)
"That? Oi-chan was just making sure his eye didn't deceive him, seeing such a sight." Akabayashi waves his cane idly, then steps just inside the door so that he can close it behind him. Best not to give away the information broker's hiding spot until he knows what's going on, at least. He leans back just to the side of the door still, instead of moving closer, and looks the young man over, casting a practiced eye over his injuries.

"This looks like a bit of a fix."

He picks up a hand with the intention of running it through his hair, sees that they're blood on it, and drops it instead. Just a scratch, probably, he's nowhere near as beaten up as Izaya, but it does remind him how serious this situation is. He's not gotten through quite unscathed himself. He twirls the cane a little with the other hand, affecting comfort that isn't there, just like he suspects his companion is trying to do.

"Was just about to head out. You might want to do the same." It's a joke, mostly.
hitorabu: (♕)

[personal profile] hitorabu 2015-01-01 06:03 pm (UTC)(link)
Izaya deigns to hum a little in agreement, though he's looking at Akabayashi's hand as he does it. They sure came close to seriously injuring even that unpleasant man... Now, that would have been a sight for sore eyes. Akabayashi is always so full of himself - which wouldn't be so bad if he didn't fully live up to his own opinion. There's bound to be something that can get to him, though... and Izaya means to watch it happen, at some point.

Not right now, of course. He's not quite that suicidal.

Head out, huh? "Oh, I mean to. But, you know: he who hurries his footsteps errs." He's so very calm, regardless of the circumstances. Apart from the bloodstains, the only sign that anything's wrong at all is that his expression and his voice don't quite reach their usual cheerfulness. Pain and bloodloss have made him tired, and to the observant eye, no doubt he looks it. "I don't suppose you could lend me a hand in getting up?"
littleoldme: (unless you're on the wrong side)

[personal profile] littleoldme 2015-01-03 11:01 pm (UTC)(link)
For a moment, Akabayashi stands very still, his hand gripping his cane a little harder. This has been quite the day, and he's keyed up from there being one too many civilians - especially young ones - in the mix. There's no doubt that if Izaya is here, the information broker had some hand in this mess, though the fact that he's still around is a little strange. Perhaps whatever it was got out of control; it certainly looks like it.

Finishing him off or leaving him to see if it happens naturally... well, there's a second where he considers it. Then he sets his cane against the floor, shifts his weight onto it a little, looking every bit an old man right this moment. At least he's not injured, though. He reaches out a hand toward the injured young man before him, his eye steadily trained on Izaya's face.

"Up you go then. Can't just leave you here, after all. Oi-chan doesn't need that kind of excitement, how much of the city would throw themselves at his feet in gratitude."
hitorabu: (♝)

[personal profile] hitorabu 2015-01-04 08:33 pm (UTC)(link)
"You'd be surprised... but we'd better not risk it." The city's gratitude or lack thereof aside, Izaya wants Akabayashi's help, after all; he's not going to make it too difficult for the man to hide behind whichever excuse he favors. But this really is a surprise... A pleasant one, but still a surprise. It balances out everything that went wrong before, giving Izaya a special kind of hope that's close to entitlement, but not quite the same thing; not a sense of destiny so much as confirmation that he'll be able to accomplish what he wants, eventually. There are more than a few holes in that theory, of course, but that's not going to keep him from enjoying the feeling, no matter how ill-earned.

He does his best not to move his injured leg too much as he gets up, trying to make do with one hand in Akabayashi's and one on the floor to help push himself up, getting his good leg under him to stand at last. It's easier than he expected, even with that minimal amount of help, and the slight wooziness he's experiencing doesn't disturb his sense of balance too much. That's standing, though; walking isn't quite the same thing.

"Much obliged. Ah... I'd hate to rob you of your favorite accessory," he gestures shamelessly at the cane, "but I fear I won't get very far without it." Well, he may as well come out and say it. His situation is pretty obvious, and while he doesn't like racking up a debt with Akabayashi of all people, he can't ask anyone else at the moment - and he'd rather like to get out of this alive.
littleoldme: (can smile all day)

[personal profile] littleoldme 2015-01-07 01:46 am (UTC)(link)
"Oh, you won't be robbing me of it," Akabayashi responds, without any hesitation at all. In fact, he steps around beside Izaya instead, sliding an arm around the young man's waist and lowering his shoulder a little, as if expecting Izaya to slide an arm over his shoulders to hold on.

"Oi-chan isn't about to let you try to make it out of here with just that." Or it might be more that he's not giving Izaya his cane, but that's not the way he wants to spin it. He smiles, waits to see if the young man will take his offer, and in the meantime has a question of his own to ask.

"Your other hand in good enough shape to try to use that little knife of yours, or perhaps even a gun?" It's worth a try anyway, though arming Izaya seems a little crazy. Well, he's done worse in his day, he supposes, and now that he's made a decision, he's not exactly going to change his mind on it.
hitorabu: (♗)

[personal profile] hitorabu 2015-01-07 02:49 pm (UTC)(link)
Ah, so there's something special about that cane after all, is there? Izaya always did wonder, and this comes pretty close to confirmation. Oh well, there'll be time to think about that later. For now, he's more than happy to put his arm around Akabayashi's shoulders - and he's not shy about leaning on the man when he needs to, either.

"Yeah, it will do." He's actually in pretty good shape, except for that wound on his leg. It's just that blood loss is making him feel less on top of things than he'd like to be - but he can still wield his switchblade, sure. "A knife is all I have on me, though. As I said, I wasn't expecting to get caught up in something like this."

No harm in repeating that, right? And, if it's a little too obvious, consider it a light tease. Or, if it's practically an admission in disguise, does it count as a reward for Akabayashi's cooperation, including him on the joke?

Maybe it's all of the above. It's keeping Izaya entertained, if nothing else.
littleoldme: (not sure what that's all about)

[personal profile] littleoldme 2015-01-10 04:09 pm (UTC)(link)
"Oi-chan believes you." The words are said so very sweetly, a little too sweetly perhaps. He knows perfectly well that he's carrying the poisonous beast across the river right now, thank you very much. He shifts his cane in his other hand a little, getting it ready, and then moves toward the door, trying to keep his movements steady, though he's not slow exactly.

"Get that knife ready then, lad, you'll probably need it. Tell you what, if I die, you have can borrow the cane." There's a bit of a pause there, and then a soft laugh. "Though I suggest you be ready to make sure it gets back to my associates properly, otherwise the young information broker might find himself in a right mess of trouble if the wrong idea gets out."

That's an amusing thought, really, and he laughs again as he carefully opens the door between them and the rest of the mayhem, peering out to see just how clear a path they have. "Put you on the right on purpose, kid, better let me know if you see anything coming."
hitorabu: (♞)

[personal profile] hitorabu 2015-01-11 09:27 pm (UTC)(link)
The knife's back in Izaya's hand in a flash. Somehow it's a little reassuring that things like that can still go well - and they really have gone very well, for Akabayashi to find him and help him. Izaya has no doubt he'll pay for it later, in some way or other, but he can live with that, if it's a reasonable exchange. (And if it isn't a reasonable exchange, he'll make it a reasonable exchange.) At any rate, his life is quite valuable to him, and having Akabayashi help him is just a bonus for the sheer irony of it. If Izaya could have predicted that, he wouldn't have minded letting himself be caught in this situation on purpose.

"I expected no less of a notorious fighter like Akabayashi-san." As for the rest: he'll let Akabayashi know if it's anything Izaya can't handle by himself, anyway. But, with something - someone - to lean on, he's not quite helpless. He's up for a little half-sprint (though he definitely won't last long), and he can easily cut down a few people threatening to get in their way. Don't expect him to take it easy on anyone, though; while it's more fun to keep playing with his humans, at this point in the game, any opening offered is one Izaya will take, and the more quickly it would take someone out, the better.
littleoldme: (and watch the show)

[personal profile] littleoldme 2015-01-17 05:30 pm (UTC)(link)
"Sure do know how to bolster an old man's ego, don't you, lad?" Akabayashi snorts, taking a last second to reassess the situation before heading out that door. He knows what he saw on the way in this time, but it's been several moments, and these situations can change quickly. For all he knows, it's all over by now, but also for all he knows the building is going to come down around their ears any moment. Lingering any longer is ill-advised, but so is bumping into a huge mass of people. So he stops for just a few seconds to remember the path he came in, the things he saw, the things that he's predicting would have happened since that point.

Once he moves, however, it's quickly. The door is pushed open wide suddenly, and Akabayshi steps out it decisively, his cane slightly raised off the floor, ready to come up quick if needed. He has other weapons if he absolutely needs them, but he rarely does, and would prefer to keep it that way. The first person that he sees doesn't seem interested in bothering them; a civilian still trying to get out of the building. He'd offer help if he weren't already loaded up, but the man seems to be doing just fine on his own, and the best Akabayashi can do is not follow him too closely, in case trouble follows him and Izaya, which seems inevitable.

The first real challenge, however, is a group of young men, scuffling among themselves down the hallway, who suddenly perk up and seem to form up together when they see strangers. That's funny; they seem to be wearing different colors, but apparently interrupting them distracted from that.

"Well, now, shouldn't you kids run along home?" he says, casually.
hitorabu: (♘)

[personal profile] hitorabu 2015-01-20 12:44 pm (UTC)(link)
Saying something like that is more likely to elicit an attack than anything else, but no doubt that was what Akabayashi had in mind. Easy for him: he can still ditch Izaya along the way if he wants. There are benefits to provocation, too, of course: an overly rushed attack is better than anything more organized. Well, as long as the die is cast...

"That's right. Listen to your elders." To Akabayashi, that is; Izaya doesn't include himself in that category. He does, however, flash his knife before pointing it emphatically at one of the youngsters.

As half intended, the guy makes an angry face before he comes running over, one of his teammates and then another immediately following his example - but they really didn't think that through. Someone on the other side is smart enough to take advantage, attacking those among his enemies who got left behind while their attention is elsewhere. His teammates soon jump in on the action, the private scuffle continuing as a few gang members throw themselves at Akabayashi and Izaya.
littleoldme: (really not crazy)

[personal profile] littleoldme 2015-01-28 03:25 pm (UTC)(link)
Akabayashi doesn't release his grip on the young man at his side, though he does loosen it just enough that they won't both fall over if they happen to move a little out of sync. Still, when the young man in the lead heads to Izaya's side first, rather than trying to maneuver to handle him, Akabayashi takes a step just far enough to his left to get Izaya out of the way of the guy's weapon, then pushes him right back in, expecting him to be able to handle it with his knife.

He'll help Izaya; that doesn't mean he's going to coddle him or carry him around like dead weight. In the meantime, the next in line is charging right for Akabayashi, and he swings his cane up even as he moves Izaya back in toward the first opponent, too busy with his own attempt to hook the man attacking him and pull him in to really focus on whether Izaya manages with his. At this point, the fact that not everyone rushed them is a really good thing, and he's hoping if he can get this one done quick and brutal enough, the others will think twice of leaving their own little fight to focus on him.

Well, that's the idea anyway. He doesn't speak this time, and that might betray the fact that he's focusing a little more on his strategies than usual, trying to think how to overcome the handicap of Izaya's injury.

That doesn't stop him from smiling, though, a little too wide and eager, as if the old Akabayashi might be back in this moment.
hitorabu: (♝)

[personal profile] hitorabu 2015-01-31 01:30 pm (UTC)(link)
Trust Akabayashi to know the best way to handle the situation. Izaya may not be overly fond of the man - he's dangerous, and, if the stories are right, he has exceptionally poor taste in women - but Akabayashi is a good partner in a fight, if nothing else. And Izaya, though he's very much not his best right now, is still anything but dead weight.

Letting Akabayashi half guide his movements is easy enough. Izaya lets his center of gravity be shifted and adjusts accordingly, lashing out at the first opponent the moment he can. Having to rely on Akabayashi, there's no way to be sure he can stand in place for any length of time, so he dodges rather than blocks, turning on his good foot a little before planting his knife solidly in his opponent's side.

The attack goes off without a hitch, which is only expected; the tricky moment comes right after. If Izaya's opponent keeps fighting, there's only so much Izaya will be able to do: he has little brute strength, and less chance to use it at the moment.

But the man does go down - and a good thing it is, too, because while Akabayashi is taking care of number 2, number 3 is coming at Izaya. Too fast, this time; too strong: Izaya pivots to avoid the man's first strike, and let him stagger in Akabayashi's direction.

"Incoming!"

Izaya doesn't stop at that, though: he stabs the opponent in the lower back the moment he passes by.