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a meme journal ([personal profile] waitingforsin) wrote in [community profile] bakerstreet2012-06-02 06:07 am

Rescue Me Meme

The Rescue Me Meme

Sometimes, you just can’t save yourself.

Post with your character’s name, canon, and any preferences in the subject line
Those tagging, go to RNG and roll for a number between one and ten.
Alternatively, just pick the choice you’re interested in most.

A Bad Date - You get a text, a phone call, or maybe you can just see the other person floundering on what clearly must be the worst date of their life. Time to step in and save the day.
Prison - Maybe they've been wrongly convicted, or maybe you're an accomplice. Either way, it's jailbreak. Maybe the guards will fall for the old 'wounded prisoner' technique.
Taken Hostage - They're being held at gunpoint, either for money or for fun. Maybe you can talk down their captors, or maybe you are a captor, secretly working to help them.
Abuse/Neglect - Your body is damaged, your suffering taken it's toll. You can't save yourself anymore. You're wounded, you're starving, maybe even dying. Someone, help.
Addiction - Just one more. Nothing bad will happen if you just get one more. Either way, you can't save yourself from this downward spiral. Someone else is going to have to help.
Yourself - One bad choice after another, your self-destructive tendencies are going to get the best of you unless someone steps in, quick, to save the day.
Climactic Situation - You're hovering over an active volcano, a pit of sharks, about to fall off a cliff. Whatever it is, you've only got precious seconds of life left.
Loneliness - You've been secluded, locked away, and the emptiness is overwhelming. You need company, or you might just drown.
Unwanted Social Function - A family reunion, your three o'clock board meeting, whatever it is, you desperately don't want to go. Hopefully your good buddy can come up with a distraction.
A Bad Romance - You're trapped in a relationship that's headed south, and you can't seem to get away from the other person. Looks like you need a helping hand, maybe a prince charming.
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Sarah Connor | Terminator 2

[personal profile] hows_the_knee 2012-06-03 07:38 pm (UTC)(link)
neverknocks: (09)


[personal profile] neverknocks 2012-06-04 02:23 am (UTC)(link)
[ York's not so much interested in the drinking so much as she is in the exploring different bars -- a different one every time she goes out, because shit Sacrosanct has a lot. And tonight she finds herself in a seedy little dive somewhere out of the way. Okay, so it isn't that seedy, but it's small and feels like a hole in the wall, with dim, low-hanging lights and a mindless stream of rock music playing just quietly enough in the background. She seats herself at the bar and orders herself a beer, but she hasn't been sitting there nursing the bottle that long before she notices another woman sitting a few seats down at the bar, looking miserable and sullen over her own drink.

It'd be a lie to say York never sticks her nose in other people's business, and she's never quiet and alone at a bar for long, always finding someone to talk to, and this lady looks like she could use a real pick-me-up. So of course she sidles over to occupy the stool next to the woman without an invitation, setting her beer down on the bar. ]

That beer do something to offend you, or is staring at bottles just a hobby of yours?
hows_the_knee: (gun cleaning time)


[personal profile] hows_the_knee 2012-06-04 02:36 am (UTC)(link)
[She'd chosen this bar deliberately. It's more than off the beaten path, it's fucking deserted, at the edge of a scarcely-populated zone. She'd been certain that she could find guaranteed solitude here, that no one would interrupt her.

Apparently she'd been wrong.

She's been back for a few days now, but she hasn't yet attempted contacting Wash or Delta, and even she couldn't say whether she hasn't tried because she isn't ready to face them yet, or because she's afraid, deep down, that they'd be gone, too.

Gone, just like York is. Sarah had tried contacting him first, as soon as she'd returned, and all she'd gotten in return was silence. It had only been insult to injury, after what she'd discovered upon returning home, and the only recourse that she'd seen was to search for comfort at the bottom of a bottle.

She gives the other woman a look that all but screams I'm really not in the mood, and turns back to the bottle, glaring at it and frowning.]

There's plenty of other seats.
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[personal profile] neverknocks 2012-06-04 02:43 am (UTC)(link)
[ York is, of course, not to be daunted. She just keeps the grin up, one eyebrow raising, and leans against the bar next to Sarah. ]

Yeah? This one seems just as good as any.

[ She wobbles a little on the chair experimentally, a look of vague concentration on her face, as though she's testing it out. ]

A little uneven, maybe, but nothing a spacer won't fix. Gotta say, though, that other stool? Not nearly as comfy.

[ yeah no you're not getting rid of her that easily. Besides, there's no one else to talk to in this bar, and sit and drink alone in silence? Well, that's what drinking at home's for. ]
hows_the_knee: (looking back)

[personal profile] hows_the_knee 2012-06-04 03:11 am (UTC)(link)
[There's something almost familiar about the woman, a casual easiness she can't quite place. Sarah turns to look at her, and she can't help note that the woman has a bad eye, just like -

She looks away, quickly. No, this is definitely no one she'd seen on the station before. Which just makes it stranger - and more irritating - that she won't leave her alone.

Sarah shakes her head, picking up her beer and taking a swig.]

God forbid I inconvenience you.

[The sarcasm's dripping from her voice, tired and bitter.]
neverknocks: (on the day we were supposed to leave)

[personal profile] neverknocks 2012-06-04 03:36 am (UTC)(link)
[ She's persistently miserable, York'll give her that -- but it doesn't do anything but motivate her to try and get in this stranger's good graces a little more. Call it a personal challenge, or boredom, or whatever -- but it's not like York has anything pressing drawing her attention anyway. ]

Aw, c'mon. Don't be like that. I'm just trying to make some conversation. You seem, uh --

[ choose your words carefully, York. ]

You seemed kinda lonely.
hows_the_knee: (first field dressing)

[personal profile] hows_the_knee 2012-06-04 03:54 am (UTC)(link)
[Sarah sighs, running a hand through her hair. She wouldn't have put it that way, exactly, but she can't really deny it, either.

The only problem is, the person she's lonely for isn't here anymore.]

I'm fine.

[It's an obvious lie, as she stares moodily at her drink, as stubborn as ever.]
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[personal profile] neverknocks 2012-06-04 04:46 am (UTC)(link)
Yeah, 'cause going out to a seedy bar and drinking alone is something you do when you're fine.

[ York raises an eyebrow, and yeah, she should probably leave this poor woman alone, but she's so obvious about her glaring misery -- and she just can't bring herself to pick up her beer and walk away. She props herself up on one arm, cheek resting in her hand. ]

C'mon, it's just a little friendly conversation. Hell, might even take your mind off of whatever's got you so down.
hows_the_knee: (they don't know what's coming)

[personal profile] hows_the_knee 2012-06-04 05:12 am (UTC)(link)
I'm not the only one drinking here alone.

[She turns back to the other woman, finally raising an eyebrow with something like curiosity - if she's going to get slammed for seeing out a dive like this on her own, the other's just as guilty.

She rolls her eyes at that last, though, turning back to her beer with a shake of her head.]

neverknocks: (of all that you gave me)

[personal profile] neverknocks 2012-06-04 05:18 am (UTC)(link)
Hey, there's a difference. I didn't come here to stay alone.

[ She tips down a bit more of her beer, settling into the stool with a little sigh, but she doesn't let up. ]

C'mon, five minutes of conversation. Promise if you really can't stand me I'll go to some other shitty bar.
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[personal profile] hows_the_knee 2012-06-04 05:51 am (UTC)(link)
You picked a great spot for making friends.

[There's less hostility in Sarah's words now, though; she's pretty much accepted that this woman isn't going to be scared off so easily, and besides, she's not that bad, compared to most of the other people here.

She sighs, shrugging her shoulders, and looks over at her, resting her head on one hand.]

...Okay. Deal.
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[personal profile] neverknocks 2012-06-04 05:53 am (UTC)(link)
[ York grins like a kid in a candy shop, just pleased, and she sits up a little straighter, draining the rest of her beer. ]

I dunno, seems like an all right place to me, stranger. So hey, tell me something about yourself. Like -- uh, I dunno, hobbies?

[ Seems to York like everyone at Sacrosanct has got a sob story, so she figures it's best to keep it light, if this lady's here because of whatever's got her down. She signals the bartender, ordering another round of beers for the both of them. ]
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[personal profile] hows_the_knee 2012-06-04 06:13 am (UTC)(link)

[Sarah smiles to herself, looking down at her drink, fingers curling around the bottle. Hobbies aren't something she's had much time for, lately - or for the past ten years of her life.

She shrugs, a little forlornly, a little self-deprecatingly, glancing over again.]

Does "trying to stay alive, and avoid being kidnapped by AI" count?
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[personal profile] neverknocks 2012-06-04 06:17 am (UTC)(link)
Hey, there's something for everyone, right?

[ Her answer is a little dry, though, a little more humorless, and she twists her lips into a frown, taking the fresh bottle that's been handed to her. ]

Parts of that sound eerily familiar. Guess everyone's got AI problems, huh?

[ Of course, she was never worried about being kidnapped. Just...about her boyfriend going a little too crazy. ]
hows_the_knee: (they don't know what's coming)

[personal profile] hows_the_knee 2012-06-04 06:33 am (UTC)(link)
You have no idea.

[She snorts darkly, taking another drink of her beer. Sarah's had enough AI problems to last her a lifetime, and she's far from the only person on the station who has.

She's silent a moment before speaking again, a little more kindly.]

You new here?
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[personal profile] neverknocks 2012-06-04 06:35 am (UTC)(link)
[ It's something that she's asking York a question, now -- they're getting somewhere, and York smiles a little down at her bottle. ]

Yeah, kinda. Been here about a week and change. Feels like longer, though.
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[personal profile] hows_the_knee 2012-06-04 06:45 am (UTC)(link)

[She'd thought so; Sarah knows there's no way to keep track of every person on the station, not anymore, but she does make - or had made - a fair effort to keep up with the network, and she'd definitely never seen this woman before.

She nurses her beer a moment longer, wondering how much to say.]

You'll want to be careful.

[Sarah glances up at her, giving her an appraising glance. Is she a soldier, or someone who can take care of herself? It's hard to say.]

My advice is to keep to yourself, as much as you can. I'm not saying isolate yourself completely, but be careful who you trust.
neverknocks: (there was a good bar downstairs)

[personal profile] neverknocks 2012-06-04 06:51 am (UTC)(link)
But I should trust your advice, huh?

[ It's not meant seriously, though, and York's giving her a cheeky grin. She can take care of herself -- even without Delta, she knows how to watch her own back. This lady seems all right, though -- honestly, she sounds a little like Wash. She lifts the bottle to her lips, and God, a cold beer is just perfect right now. ]

Wouldn't worry about me. I've done my fair share of time in dangerous situations. Besides, my roommate's paranoid enough for the both of us.
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[personal profile] hows_the_knee 2012-06-04 07:19 am (UTC)(link)
Wouldn't blame you if you didn't.

[She is a stranger, after all; there's no reason either of them should trust the other, except that there's just...something about the other woman, something that makes Sarah feel like she can trust her more quickly than most.

It's the same sort of feeling she'd had around York, the one that had driven her to tell him about John and the Terminator the very first time they spoke, and Sarah frowns to herself, hunching her shoulders unhappily over her beer.]


[Her lips twist up into a bitter smile, as she stares down at the table.]

Sounds like someone I'd like.
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[personal profile] neverknocks 2012-06-04 07:34 am (UTC)(link)
Seems like solid advice, though, even coming from a stranger. Anyway, it's not like I haven't been told the same by everyone else I've met here.

[ The lady looks like something's reminded her of whatever it is that's eating at her, though, and York feels kind of bad, for some reason -- she's not sure why, exactly, because as far as she knows, everything she's said has been pretty innocuous. Still, it looks like she's dealing with some pretty heavy shit. ]

Yeah, you'd probably get along with him. You don't seem half bad, at a glance, y'know, and although he can be a pain in the ass sometimes, he's pretty okay, too.

[ It's an understatement, of course -- York knows she owes a lot to Wash, and she knows that she still can't help but get her feelings about the Wash here and the Wash she knew back home a little mixed up in her head, sometimes, despite her best efforts to keep them separate. ]
hows_the_knee: (looking back)

[personal profile] hows_the_knee 2012-06-04 07:45 am (UTC)(link)
Guess they know what they're talking about.

[She smiles a little, at that, despite herself, shaking her head with a faint huff that might be laughter.]


[One thing is odd, though - apart from this whole situation - if this woman really is newly arrived on the station, it's strange that she has a roommate so soon, especially one who's supposedly so paranoid. She tilts her head, curious.]

Did he come here with you? From - wherever you came from?
neverknocks: (duct tape and soldered wires)

[personal profile] neverknocks 2012-06-04 07:48 am (UTC)(link)
[ York's just flat-out pleased that this lady seems to be warming up to her, because she really seems like the prickly sort, kinda hard to get to know -- then again, that's always been York's thing. She's always been a people person. She's grinning, even as she takes another swig of her beer. ]

Huh? No. I mean -- yeah, he's from the same place, but he's been here awhile. Way longer than I have. And he's, uh -- well, things are a little different in his timeline. Same world, slightly different crap going on.

[ That might be an understatement, gathered from everything Wash and Delta have told her, but it's more or less true. ]
hows_the_knee: (a vulnerable moment)

[personal profile] hows_the_knee 2012-06-04 07:57 pm (UTC)(link)
Mmm, yeah.

[That concept's easy enough to understand - York and Wash had had the same sort of situation, where they knew each other but didn't quite remember the same events. Sarah nods, quiet.]

Lucky for you, I guess, finding someone here you already knew.
neverknocks: (duct tape and soldered wires)

[personal profile] neverknocks 2012-06-04 08:18 pm (UTC)(link)
Yeah, well, depends on what you'd call lucky. Kinda weird to know someone in a way they don't know you.

[ And it's definitely weird to live with someone whose alternate universe self you've had sex with and been romantically involved with, but, uh. Still better than living alone, somehow. ]

I take it you don't know anyone from back home?
hows_the_knee: (hang on to what you have)

[personal profile] hows_the_knee 2012-06-04 10:18 pm (UTC)(link)

[She gets it; she does. She'd been more than grateful to find the Terminator here when she arrived, grateful to have an ally here, even if he wasn't necessarily the first she'd have chosen.

But it must be strange, for people and their relationships with you to be other than what you'd expect them to be.

She stills slightly at the other woman's question, staring at the bar for a moment before taking another drink of her beer, shaking her head.]


They...they went back home.

[Or back to death, in the Terminator's case, but she tries not to think of that more than she has to.]

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