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memery. ([personal profile] dousing) wrote in [community profile] bakerstreet2017-03-18 08:29 pm



The darkest timeline is a phenomenon when there are multiple possibilities for a situation to turn out and progress forward. Each has a different outcome, but one of those possibilities. One of them is the darkest timeline. The timeline in which everything goes wrong and there's no turning back. The villain gets the weapon that will end the war instead of the heroes, you fuck up someone's food order and they turn out to be the health inspector, the cabin you picked has an axe murderer in it, you come back from a pizza run and the whole room is on fire and everyone has grown evil beards--wait, what?

In any case, explore those here: it may not be the end! Maybe you just have to live with this shit forever because there's no way out.

• Top level your character.
• Include any details you might think are relevant about how you want your timeline to go. Or don't. As always, we're not the cops.
• Reply to other people's top levels!
• Have fun!

only_half_a_god: (Astral)

Fou-Lu | Breath of Fire 4 | OTA

[personal profile] only_half_a_god 2017-03-19 03:56 am (UTC)(link)
[Option 1) Bad End in which Ryu merges with Fou-Lu, and the newly-fused god begins to wipe out all of humanity. Try to stop him, if you dare. (Or will you try to ally yourself with him...?)

[Option 2) IDK let's find a meme scenario and rng it?

[Option 3) Pitch me your ideas!]
aberranthubris: (pic#10120962)

Charles Xavier | X-men movies

[personal profile] aberranthubris 2017-03-19 12:29 pm (UTC)(link)
[ I'm open to ideas? We might want to talk about it. C: So many ways to go about it. ]
aberranthubris: (pic#10120988)

DoFP bad-end

[personal profile] aberranthubris 2017-03-19 01:37 pm (UTC)(link)
[ ooc: written for [personal profile] preciousblueberry and [personal profile] magneticvigilante but I'm totally happy to tag it with anyone else too. ]

Charles will never forget the day when the secret service man pulled the trigger while he was busy negotiating with Raven. It had gone unnoticed by both himself and Erik. That single gun and a single man, acting out of impulse. There had been nothing to do. Raven had drawn her last breath only a minute later. But the president had survived the bullet that left her weapon the moment the bullet penetrated her body.

Charles had never even been able to get to her before Erik had cleared them all out. He had been laying under a podium, crying, choking on his own tears, feeling her fading just a few feet away.

It had been the reason that pulled him and Erik together. That and Raven's son, Kurt, who had become an orphan the moment they all had lost her. He was barely 7, blue and lacking family who would take care of him. The boy had needed a home and both Erik and Charles had needed something to focus on.

However, it hadn't taken long for the government to give them more than enough work. The Mutant Legislation happened the next year, the launch of new Sentinel program the year after, and the power dampener collar bill was voted on in the senate the same year, accepted and put to action. Every mutant would be fitted with a collar, every mutant would enter a registry and be tracked by the collar.

Fast forward a decade or so, the Xavier school for the gifted has become a safe place for those children who have to learn to live with their collars, for the children's parents to dump their unwanted offspring in and for Charles to keep fighting the good fight peacefully while wearing a fake collar. But that's not all it is. It's also a front for the X-men, lead by Erik Lehnsherr, hiding in the vast properties. The kids, as they have grown up, are often joined to the cause. Of course they aren't left in peace to handle their affairs. They're often visited by the mutant control department, who make it their business to conduct experiments and run tests when they please. The mutant legislation gives them every right to do so, lawfully.

Of course they fight but it's becoming harder and harder to get through with anything with the development of the Sentinels. They raid mutant research facilities, torture chambers really, rescue as many mutant children as they can, try to halt the development of new anti-mutant weapons. There's been talk of a full terrorist war and Charles has tried to speak against it as much as he can. But he has to admit that he lost something that day more than ten years ago when Raven was shot right in front of his eyes. He's not fighting against the idea of full blown war as much as he probably should be.
preciousblueberry: (❧ curious [human])

[personal profile] preciousblueberry 2017-03-20 09:27 am (UTC)(link)
Everything about the mutant legislation is wrong in Kurt's opinion. They shouldn't be forced to wear these stupid collars that track where they go, make sure they aren't going to "have a full-on uprising," despite the fact that from the looks of it, there's going to be far more fighting than sitting back and letting things simply fall into place.

A war that he is finding himself more ready to fight in than he'd ever thought imaginable.

Before the loss of his mother, Kurt might have been more open to the idea of humans and mutants trying to coexist together, but after that fateful day and the sudden disappearance of his father not long after, he'd all but lost hope for them ever being able to live side-by-side with them. Then, came the ridiculous laws put into place and honestly, he doesn't even know what he would be holding onto anymore. It's a lost cause at this point.

Thankfully, Charles and Erik have given him a sort of 'job' to keep him occupied, along with the classes he attends at Xavier's. He's an informant, delivering news from Erik to Charles and vice versa under the guise of being 'human.' Hank had set him up with a collar he'd been taught to hack and an image inducer, which allowed him to blend with ease into a group of 'normal' people and as long as they didn't get close enough to touch him, they would consistently be none the wiser.

He appears in the foyer of the mansion with a BAMF, spreading midnight-colored smoke and the scent of sulfur with the teleport. Image inducer still activated, he reaches into the bag at his side and removes the collar there, sliding it back into place around his neck with a disgruntled noise. After it's been 'turned on,' the blue boy goes about deactivating his camouflage, fidgeting with the watch on his left wrist. "Charles!" he calls, squinting at the device then tapping it with his fingers. "I'm back!"
aberranthubris: (pic#10735590)

[personal profile] aberranthubris 2017-03-20 02:28 pm (UTC)(link)
Charles is barely back himself. The car is still in the driveway and Hank just left the foyer while Charles is pulling off his jacket, shifting the tall pile of folders on his lap awkwardly. They're preparing another bill in the senate. He gets called in as the only mutant they bother hearing in these situations. Now the topic seems to be whether mutants should be allowed to procreate. He's tried his best to explain it wouldn't stop new mutants from appearing and that it's inhuman just as a thought, but he seems to be talking to brick walls. Next week he's scheduled for another meeting and if the cement that is in these heads doesn't break by then, he's going to have to do something awfully dangerous and twist their minds.

"Kurt," he calls out, relieved, happy to hear the boy's voice. Charles is now Kurt's legal guardian. It only makes sense given that Raven was like a sister to him. Besides, Kurt needs a proper home. Charles wouldn't have it any other way. In all sense and practice, he's like a father to him now. He's been there for longer than Raven had before she died. "Come help me," he calls out and stops the folders from sliding down from his lap, the pile of them already threatening to avalanche onto the floor.

"How was it?"
preciousblueberry: (❧ cheeky [human])

[personal profile] preciousblueberry 2017-03-21 12:05 am (UTC)(link)
He thought he'd heard footsteps down the hall and if he listens a little closer, he can faintly hear rustling, which makes him grin with affection at the thought of seeing his 'legal' guardian. It's still odd to think of it that way, but ever since Charles had officially adopted him, Kurt had begun to adapt to the idea of having someone who would always be there. At the time, it'd been a good distraction for both Charles and Erik, some twisted sort of way to bring them together when they all needed them the most.

"Coming," he returns, scoffing at the inducer on his wrist and heading in the direction of the telepath's voice. "You know, I'm going to have to talk to Hank about fixing this thing. It never fails to jam up when I put this stupid collar on. Must be interference of some sort." He arrives just in time to see Charles barely keeping a stack of folders on his lap and hurries over to catch a few before they end up on the ground, a somewhat cheeky smirk tugging his lips up while he rebalances the pile. "We need to find a way to make carrying things easier for you."

His shoulders shrug. "Same as always," he mutters, eyes rolling as he takes some of the envelopes to make the load easier for the other mutant. "Erik thinks you should brain blast all of them."
aberranthubris: (pic#10735023)

[personal profile] aberranthubris 2017-03-21 02:03 am (UTC)(link)
It's still odd to see Kurt with the image inducer. Jarring. Charles is so used to his naturally blue features and fangs and tail that he sometimes has to rub his eyes when that familiar voice comes from this boy who looks so very human in the lack of a better way to describe it.

"He's in a bad mood," Charles warns as he piles the folders on Kurt's arms for a moment while hanging away his coat. Then he reaches back and slides his fingers against Kurt's cheek momentarily before taking half of his load back onto his own lap. "Thank you."

"Hank keeps saying the same thing about finding a better way to transport things. I just can't seem to think that attaching a basket to the chair is a good idea." Mostly it's silly.

He gives a soft sigh as Kurt delivers Erik's message, which shouldn't come as a surprise to anyone. "Of course he does. And to be honest, I'm inclined to agree with him if this current trend keeps going on."
preciousblueberry: (❧ worried [human])

[personal profile] preciousblueberry 2017-03-21 02:47 am (UTC)(link)
Being back in the mansion means that he can at least loosen his tail from around his torso and let the appendage slither free from beneath his shirt and jacket. The one single thing that continues to remain blue, regardless of the rest of him appearing normal; the only way it stays hidden is to keep it still and honestly, it's easier to hide it beneath his clothes.

"Of course he is." Another huff from his end, head shaking at the comment, but his arms are held out and ready to accept the folders as soon as Charles hands them over. He opens his mouth to grumble about Hank never being in a good mood anymore, but the brush of fingers over a scarred cheek past the illusion of the inducer is enough to make him stop. "... you're welcome," he breathes out, reluctantly allowing the man to take the bundle once more.

"You could hire Jean as a part-time secretary." Kidding--he's kidding.

There's a disbelieving snort at first, though when he stops to think about it: the papers, Hank being upset, Charles' slightly disheveled demeanor. "Wait," he starts, returning cornflower blue eyes to his father figure. "Are you serious? What did they say this time?"
aberranthubris: (pic#10120989)

[personal profile] aberranthubris 2017-03-21 01:05 pm (UTC)(link)
It's true. Hank is never in a good mood anymore. But Charles understands why and he never bothers Hank about it. Kurt stopping his train of thought about Hank makes Charles smile, too. He's a good boy. The feel of the scarred cheek under his fingertips makes Charles breathe a little easier too, because that's 100% Kurt.

"I'm afraid she's probably much more interested in other activities," he muses with a small smile. Yes, he knows you're kidding.

Charles just doesn't have much of energy to keep up with the joke. The smile disappears in the next moment and he urges Kurt to follow him. "You probably don't want to know. But I will tell you in any case over dinner. We have plates in the fridge waiting for us. And then you can tell Erik the news tomorrow."
preciousblueberry: (❧ are you alright?)

[personal profile] preciousblueberry 2017-03-21 01:46 pm (UTC)(link)
"You say 'activities' and all I can imagine is how much time she spends with Scott." Which, to be honest, he doesn't want to think about. What they do in their alone time is none of his business and it would be a smidgen too voyeuristic for his tastes to wonder.

Poor Charles. He wants to do more to help, but at this rate, he's at a loss when it comes to ideas of what he could offer. One of these times, Kurt's going to make him not work for the entire day and demand that he relax for once in his life. We all die, so no reason to rush to the grave any sooner. God, what a morbid thought.

And follow he does, easily keeping pace beside the chair while struggling with the collar around his neck. Eventually, he shuts it down long enough to smack the inducer with the heel of his palm, forcing the thing to turn off and making the hologram fade away to reveal his natural blue form. He wrinkles his nose, iridescent eyes flashing crimson then narrowing with concern. "No, most likely not, but I might as well. You already know I won't be able to keep myself from wondering when delivering the information to Erik."
aberranthubris: (pic#10121000)

[personal profile] aberranthubris 2017-03-21 07:44 pm (UTC)(link)
"Don't imagine, then," Charles says as he leads their way to the kitchen with a small smirk that seems almost playful. He is a telepath and sometimes those thoughts reach him, too. It is enough to make him not want to open up for the foreseeable future. And it's not just Jean and Scott. He lives now with a lot of teenagers. Sometimes it's Kurt too and certain someone who inhabits his thoughts...

I'm not dying any time soon, he responds Kurt's silent thoughts with a snort of amusement while piling he folders on the dining table and turns to roll his way to the fridge. They have this new kitchen appliance called a microwave oven that will heat their food in a few minutes. It's miraculous how this kind of professional appliances are starting to appear in consumer kitchens.

"You really should stop snooping when you're told not to look," he continues, trying to sound stern. Kurt has been drenched in the X-men project for a long while now and Charles can't fault him for it. All he would like for Kurt to make sure he's safe, not in danger. But these times aren't going to make that possible, are they? "Sometimes the information is classified, you know."
preciousblueberry: (❧ inquiring minds)

[personal profile] preciousblueberry 2017-03-21 10:57 pm (UTC)(link)
"It's not that simple," Kurt counters, shooting the telepath a mock glare then letting his own grin return at the sight of Charles'. Ridding oneself of certain thoughts after they've invaded is becoming easier for him, but it doesn't always work. That certain person he himself thinks about being one of the harder things to purge from his mind.

Thank God, is his answer, along with a brief twisting gesture of his hand. He wants to continue with this part of their conversation, yet something tells him to think better of it and he leaves the thought at that, attention solely focused on Charles moving about the kitchen. He's not sure if he should ask to help or not.

"I don't always snoop. Eesh, have a little faith in me!" The blue boy knows he's being overdramatic, though there have been times when he's probably poked his nose where it shouldn't be. What can he say? Being able to blend seamlessly into the shadows makes for perfect nighttime camouflage; he's even been practicing his mental shielding for when that occasion might arise. "Ja, I know. I peeked once at a classified file and I swear, that was one of those rare times when you and Erik wholeheartedly agreed on something."
aberranthubris: (pic#10120986)

[personal profile] aberranthubris 2017-03-22 07:41 am (UTC)(link)
Charles should really feel horribly guilty for sailing in and out of Kurt's mind as he does. But he's never before raised a child on his own and after what happened with Raven, he wasn't ready to chance it. Not that he ever controlled Kurt's mind and he had given up with the deep scans years ago, but he still had a habit of picking up thoughts. It was much more organic kind of conversation that went on between them than was comfortable with most people. Usually even mutants who knew perfectly well what he could do and that it was just as normal to him as it was for Kurt to be blue still felt uncomfortable when Charles discussed with their minds.

He waved Kurt over to take one of the plates that he had pulled out of the fridge, peeling away the layer of foil on top of the plate. "I think five minutes in the microwave oven should be enough."

He can't help but laugh at the almost indignant excuses that aren't even excuses. "Is that how you measure the level of seriousness? When I and Erik agree, it's necessary to listen?" Now he's teasing.
preciousblueberry: (❧ everything will be fine)

[personal profile] preciousblueberry 2017-03-23 03:04 am (UTC)(link)
He shouldn't feel too terrible, though. It's a way for Charles to look out for him and Kurt expects it nowadays, regardless of whether he notices it being done or not. He tries his best to stay out of trouble, even though he's been talked into a few things he never should have participated in - measly things that frankly, he should simply have rolled his eyes toward and left at that. Someone's apparently become a bit rebellious in his teenage years and Charles has to keep an eye on him somehow.

Charles motions him over and Kurt follows through, reaching to take the other plate once he's close enough. "Should be. You know, we have all this fancy technology and this thing still blows my mind."

His shoulders shrug as he removes the thin sheet of metal from the plate, the most innocent smile he can manage at this rate coming across his face. "It's not that ridiculous when you think about it."
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Bodhi Rook | Rogue One: A Star Wars Story | OTA

[personal profile] onlyeverdoubted 2017-03-19 11:06 pm (UTC)(link)
[Scarif mission fails, empire captures everybody, making his canon worse is a challenge!]
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Hal Emmerich | Metal Gear Solid

[personal profile] oedicon 2017-03-20 03:05 am (UTC)(link)
[ Not like his canon can get worse but hit me up! ]
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Lavi | D.Gray-Man

[personal profile] imprintmemory 2017-03-20 09:15 pm (UTC)(link)
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Fingon | The Silmarillion

[personal profile] utulien_aure 2017-03-21 03:27 am (UTC)(link)
[Well I'm not sure how The Silmarillion could be made worse, but you're welcome to try]