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Isabella Marie Swan ᗜ "Aegis" ([personal profile] autokinetic) wrote in [community profile] belltower2013-03-17 05:50 pm
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i am the oncoming storm

There are three Bells in Milliways.

They want a fourth. A fifth. A sixth. A seventh.

And then Downside is going down.
self_composed: (g ~ go on)

[personal profile] self_composed 2013-03-18 06:31 pm (UTC)(link)
Now, where is this "Eights" they've heard so much about?
lookingforwardtoit: (2. warning: fun detected)

[personal profile] lookingforwardtoit 2013-03-18 06:37 pm (UTC)(link)
She is at Chainsaw's house!

Specifically, she is in Chainsaw's kitchen, making Chainsaw pancakes.
self_composed: (b ~ skyward)

[personal profile] self_composed 2013-03-18 06:39 pm (UTC)(link)
"Anna! Sandy!" says Stella. "Well, I wasn't expecting that, but I should've."
lookingforwardtoit: (7. pulled it right off)

[personal profile] lookingforwardtoit 2013-03-18 06:42 pm (UTC)(link)
"Do I know you?" says Eights. "I really don't think I know you."
nowait_letme: Mostly in shadow. (- inspecting the merchandise)

[personal profile] nowait_letme 2013-03-18 06:43 pm (UTC)(link)
"I know I don't know 'em," says Chainsaw, pointing his fork thoughtfully at each of the visitors in turn.
Edited 2013-03-18 18:44 (UTC)
self_composed: (h ~ calm)

[personal profile] self_composed 2013-03-18 06:45 pm (UTC)(link)
"Oh, not you specifically, but there's alts of you in my world. They work for me."
temporal_affairs: (d ~ lovable rogue)

[personal profile] temporal_affairs 2013-03-18 06:46 pm (UTC)(link)
"Speaking of alts," says Nathan, "Eights, assuming it hasn't been a few thousand years since I skipped town, you might remember me talking about my world's empress? These are alts of hers."
lookingforwardtoit: (c. let's hear it)

[personal profile] lookingforwardtoit 2013-03-18 06:49 pm (UTC)(link)
"No, you, I remember you," she says, nodding. "And you," this to the Bells, "I think I took a contract for somebody with that face once. The question that desperately needs answering right now is, what the fuck are you all doing here?"
self_composed: (g ~ go on)

[personal profile] self_composed 2013-03-18 06:51 pm (UTC)(link)
"Oh, we don't like the way this place is set up and intend to fix it," says Stella. "The one you met is Shell Bell. She got caught by a torturer who kept her in his basement for a quarter-century and is not accompanying us for obvious trauma-related reasons. Me and Juliet are here to discuss how to present this to the population, assuming we can do anything about the admin."
cross_and_bow: (l ~ business)

[personal profile] cross_and_bow 2013-03-18 06:52 pm (UTC)(link)
Speaking of fixing the place, what will it take to fuck up torturer's control permanently, Downsidewide?
ending_of: (Default)

[personal profile] ending_of 2013-03-18 06:53 pm (UTC)(link)
To remove not only all instances of control, but all instances of the specifically-granted ability to hand it out, it will take an arrow.

But an arrow does do the job.
nowait_letme: A chainsaw. (' I feek like fucking you up)

[personal profile] nowait_letme 2013-03-18 06:54 pm (UTC)(link)
Timely, too, because Chainsaw is smiling in a not particularly friendly way and ahem-ing like someone who sees a problem with this plan.
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cross_and_bow: (f ~ level)

[personal profile] cross_and_bow 2013-03-18 06:56 pm (UTC)(link)
Bye, Juliet's arrow.

"Tips? Input?" she asks Chainsaw mildly.
nowait_letme: Thoughtful or affectionate. (. get you up to five)

[personal profile] nowait_letme 2013-03-18 06:59 pm (UTC)(link)
"Why don't you tell me how, exactly, you intend to fix the place."
self_composed: (g ~ go on)

[personal profile] self_composed 2013-03-18 07:04 pm (UTC)(link)
"Well, first of all, this being dead thing is a bad deal. Shell Bell went home, for instance." (She's not going to bring up Juliet; not if they don't know yet how that information can be used.) "We'd like to send other people home insofar as we can. That's going to be easier to keep under control in Bell-operated worlds, but we'll figure it out for the others as best we can. People who don't meaningfully have homes to go to anymore - if it's been a hundred years since they died, say - or who don't miss where they came from should at least get to exist in an environment free of people randomly exercising body-control powers for nonconsensual amusement. We have nothing against consensual amusement, so whatever you and Eights do when you aren't having pancakes together is fine - assuming you are a Sandy and an Anna and don't just look remarkably alike and have suspiciously likely professions. We might move some people who don't want to go home per se but don't like it here even with that issue patched into our worlds. I can terraform a few solar systems for 'em, I'm probably best set up to take the immigration - Shell Bell or Amariah or Golden could set up to match, I guess, Aegis might be able to fold some in, but I'm the one who's already colonizing space."
nowait_letme: Questioning. (- but are we having fun yet?)

[personal profile] nowait_letme 2013-03-18 07:08 pm (UTC)(link)
"Question. Who the fuck are Sandy and Anna?"
lookingforwardtoit: (8. like any other)

[personal profile] lookingforwardtoit 2013-03-18 07:08 pm (UTC)(link)
"And does anybody else want pancakes?" adds Eights.
cross_and_bow: (c ~ smirk)

[personal profile] cross_and_bow 2013-03-18 07:09 pm (UTC)(link)
"I'll take some pancakes," laughs Juliet.
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[personal profile] self_composed 2013-03-18 07:11 pm (UTC)(link)
"Sandy and Anna are people from my world who look like you and Eights, respectively, and they're on my payroll. They help me with magic stuff. Sandy lives on a Jovian moon, designs buildings with spare magic, there's a giant chess set, he's got four surprisingly realistic imaginary friends, gets along famously with my boyfriend who is an alt of someone you met not long ago, does any of that sound about right to you?"
lookingforwardtoit: (5. watch your step)

[personal profile] lookingforwardtoit 2013-03-18 07:11 pm (UTC)(link)
Eights serves up a plateful of pancakes for Juliet. They are tasty and warm.
nowait_letme: Smirking, half in shadow. (' that's what they pay me for)

[personal profile] nowait_letme 2013-03-18 07:13 pm (UTC)(link)
"I meet a lot of people," Chainsaw says dryly. "I guess I don't get along with most of 'em. What's his relationship with power tools?"
self_composed: (d ~ eyebrow)

[personal profile] self_composed 2013-03-18 07:14 pm (UTC)(link)
"I don't involve myself in the details," Stella says archly. "My guess is that it would be a friendly-like relationship."
cross_and_bow: (a ~ pleased)

[personal profile] cross_and_bow 2013-03-18 07:15 pm (UTC)(link)
Mmm, pancakes. "Thanks!"
nowait_letme: Thoughtful or smug. (' I always deliver)

[personal profile] nowait_letme 2013-03-18 07:16 pm (UTC)(link)
"Then I bet you've got the right guy," he says. "So what are you gonna do about it?"

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