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Marlowe ([personal profile] marlowe_tops) wrote in [community profile] bakerstreet2017-03-18 04:40 pm

The Road

The Road

Maybe you’ve always been traveling this road. Maybe you just started. But, either way, now you have a companion. They say it’s not about the destination, it’s the journey. Now you’re going to have to find out.

1. Post-apocalyptic. There’s not much left of the world out there. But there’s still this road, and at the end of it, they say, there’s a haven.
2. Epic fantasy. It’s a long and winding road, through forests and plains, and all manner of treacherous fairies and giant spiders along the way. Supposedly, at the end of it there’s a castle, a dragon, and a treasure.
3. Yellow brick road! A journey through a world weird and wonderful, and at the end, if you’re lucky, is a way back home.
4. Road trip! Route 66, cheap motels, diners, small-town America and the open highway.
5. The Eternal Commute. Welcome to hell. Or New Jersey. Either way, really. The two of you are stuck in this car, in traffic, and you’re getting nowhere. Eventually, one day, you’re going to get to your destination.
6. Wilderness road. Maybe you’re lost, or stranded, or this is all you’ve ever known. All you know is there’s only one road in all this wilderness, and if you’re ever going to get back to civilisation, you’re going to have to follow it.
7. Shangri-La. You’ve heard a rumour about this road. It goes somewhere. Somewhere special. El Dorado. Atlantis. Camelot. But if you ever want to get there, you’re going to have to follow the road. Don’t stray.
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[personal profile] itsmesteven 2017-03-20 07:13 pm (UTC)(link)
[ Steven is following the road. That's all he's really knows anymore. Just the road in front of him, the road he's been told leads to someone who can answer all his questions. Who it is, and exactly how they know the answers, he's not sure. He's following this road based on a rumor he heard, one of those that everyone seems to have heard but no one knows exactly how or from who. No one had ever heard of anyone actually following the road to completion, but they all knew what happened if you did. An oracle of sorts, maybe a genie, everyone's version was different, but all agreed that it was something that knew the answer to everything.

Steven's questions burned in his mind, spurring him on, ever on. He'd reached a point in his life where he needed to know the answers, needed to know what had become of his mother, how exactly she was a part of him. He missed her, Dad missed her, the gems missed her. If there was some way he could restore a part of her to them he had to know. Pushed forward by his indomitable childlike spirit, a spirit which could not help but yearn for it's mother, he followed the road.

He lifted his head, a quick up and down to check that the road was still continuing as expected with no obstacles. He blinked, moved his head back up again. There was someone there, walking ahead of him. In all his time on the road, he'd not come across a single other traveler. And now, this. Excitement filling him, displacing the tiredness that he'd grown accustomed to suffusing his body, he rushed towards them, calling out as he did so. ]

Hey! Heeey!

[ He slowed to match her pace as he neared. ]

Are you following the road too? My name's Steven!
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[personal profile] orphangirl 2017-03-24 08:20 am (UTC)(link)
[ Opal's with Ronan but Ronan's gone off somewhere while she was looking at something, or eating a stick. It could've been either of those things or any number of other things that had happened when they got seperated. Ronan didn't always have the greatest patience and well, neither did Opal.

She turns when she hears a voice but there's a dark pout when it's not Ronan's voice. Where was he?! Has he left her alone on this road? Maybe she shouldn't still be walking. But she's sure that he'll find her. ]


[ She eyes him with suspicion and curiousity. ]

Why are you following it?