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⚓ Rowdy Pirate Boy ⚓ ([personal profile] h2no) wrote2017-02-07 09:37 pm

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Hey! Water you doin', you missed me! Bwhahahahaha! Leave a message and Archie'll get back to you when Archie deems the time to be right!

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caduceusvalkyrie: (Doctor is in)

[Voice]

[personal profile] caduceusvalkyrie 2017-04-30 03:38 pm (UTC)(link)
[It's voice because she'd rather not show how tired she is over the network. In person is okay though. She calls him up and leaves a message.]

Hey Archie, it's Angela. Are you...are you free to talk some time soon? I feel like I need to talk to someone.
caduceusvalkyrie: (Sigh)

Re: [Voice]

[personal profile] caduceusvalkyrie 2017-04-30 06:41 pm (UTC)(link)
Everything's [She stops herself from saying 'fine'.] I'm okay.

Just, I keep thinking and it's not helping any and I can't turn it off.

The whole sleeping and dream mess, I was in it, that dream version of here. That's what I can't stop going over.
Edited 2017-04-30 18:42 (UTC)
caduceusvalkyrie: (Worried)

Rude. My phone didn't say I had an email

[personal profile] caduceusvalkyrie 2017-04-30 10:35 pm (UTC)(link)
Thanks. Yeah, anything, I don't mind what it is. [Coffee. Tea. Strong ass alcohol.]
caduceusvalkyrie: (did you just)

[personal profile] caduceusvalkyrie 2017-04-30 11:18 pm (UTC)(link)
[One of the best combinations for this tbh.]

Okay, see you soon.

[She makes herself a little more presentable while he's on his way. By presentable, she pulls her hair up into a messy bun. Bins the take-out containers.]



caduceusvalkyrie: (Lazy smile)

[personal profile] caduceusvalkyrie 2017-04-30 11:26 pm (UTC)(link)
[That's an acceptable reason. You're a dick if you just kick the door with free hands.

She goes to the door, unlocks and opens it to let Archie in. She smiles at him and steps back.
]

Thanks for coming over.
caduceusvalkyrie: (Support)

[personal profile] caduceusvalkyrie 2017-04-30 11:48 pm (UTC)(link)
[Her smile falters at the question and she walks over to the couch. Hand that the bottom half of the house is all open plan. She sits down and takes a moment.]

It was so real in there. I had a totally different life and it...it wasn't me, but it was. It felt like I really had experienced it, not that it was just some kind of dream.
caduceusvalkyrie: (Doctor is in)

[personal profile] caduceusvalkyrie 2017-05-01 11:08 am (UTC)(link)
[She nods and leans back a little more rubbing at her face.]

At first I didn't remember anything when I woke up. Then I stopped waking up and just continued to live this other life.

I'd been brainwashed by the soviets. I still healed people, but I'd power boost others to take down others from the resistance. I'd killed people and I never thought about them. I didn't seem to care, that's what I'd been ordered to do and that's what I did.

You're lucky you weren't involved in it.
caduceusvalkyrie: (Here to help)

[personal profile] caduceusvalkyrie 2017-05-01 12:03 pm (UTC)(link)
No. But it still plays over and over again.

[She reaches out and pulls him onto the couch.]

I'm sorry, my head's just been such a mess lately.
caduceusvalkyrie: (Support)

[personal profile] caduceusvalkyrie 2017-05-01 06:28 pm (UTC)(link)
[She really wouldn't mind if Archie said nothing at all. She just had to get everything off her chest.]

I just don't know how I would have given in to the brainwashing. That's one thing I don't remember.

[She's quiet for a moment.]

I know I'm not alone in this, but I feel like I can't talk to them. I don't know them here in the real world.

I don't mean to dump all of this on you.
caduceusvalkyrie: (Laughing)

[personal profile] caduceusvalkyrie 2017-05-01 10:17 pm (UTC)(link)
[She felt like she understood where he was coming from and then he loses her for a moment. And manages a small laugh. ]

That's certainly one way to look at it. I feel a little better even just talking about it.
caduceusvalkyrie: (Worried)

[personal profile] caduceusvalkyrie 2017-05-01 10:30 pm (UTC)(link)
Mm, yes. Some of us were soldats, working for the soviets, some were in the rebellion and some tried to stay neutral.
caduceusvalkyrie: (Doctor is in)

[personal profile] caduceusvalkyrie 2017-05-02 03:42 pm (UTC)(link)
Very fucked up. I hope it never becomes something that actually happens. I know we can view the US in a similar way, but we have a choice in how to live life here.

No. I think I'm just too worried or scared. I don't remember hurting imports but it could have happened in the past of that world. I could maybe try and reach out.

caduceusvalkyrie: (did you just)

[personal profile] caduceusvalkyrie 2017-05-02 06:17 pm (UTC)(link)
[She leans into him and is happy for the contact. It's a comfort. She wraps an arm around his front and sighs.]

It just creeps up every so often, like a horrible reminder. I'll get over it given time.

[She shrugs against him.]

I think so? I don't know who because if I did, I'd give them a piece of my mind. I've kind of been avoiding keeping up with anything that might be related to it.
caduceusvalkyrie: (Over the shoulder)

[personal profile] caduceusvalkyrie 2017-05-02 10:04 pm (UTC)(link)
[She gives him a gentle squeeze.]

If it was you, then you're fired.

Just that everyone is awake and far too many people were taken into it.
caduceusvalkyrie: (Lazy smile)

[personal profile] caduceusvalkyrie 2017-05-03 11:00 am (UTC)(link)
[She looks up at him from where she'd leaned against him.]

This is enough for now. You came over and listened and convinced me to talk to others. I don't think I would have done that for a while.
caduceusvalkyrie: (Smile!)

[personal profile] caduceusvalkyrie 2017-05-03 05:34 pm (UTC)(link)
[She bats at his hand.]

Archie, you're such a sap!
caduceusvalkyrie: (Lazy smile)

[personal profile] caduceusvalkyrie 2017-05-03 10:38 pm (UTC)(link)
Mmhm, sure thing Captain Sap.
caduceusvalkyrie: (Laughing)

[personal profile] caduceusvalkyrie 2017-05-04 10:39 am (UTC)(link)
[She lets out a noise to the poke.]

Ah! Yes sir, Captain Sap sir.
caduceusvalkyrie: (Rise)

[personal profile] caduceusvalkyrie 2017-05-04 12:02 pm (UTC)(link)
You've done a lot. Just being here and letting me talk has really helped.
caduceusvalkyrie: (did you just)

[personal profile] caduceusvalkyrie 2017-05-04 02:48 pm (UTC)(link)
I am. Promise.

[She smiles at him and nods.] Would you?
caduceusvalkyrie: (Uh huh okay sure)

[personal profile] caduceusvalkyrie 2017-05-04 10:04 pm (UTC)(link)
You could say that.

My room works. [King sized bed or bust. All the room!]
caduceusvalkyrie: (Carefree)

[personal profile] caduceusvalkyrie 2017-05-04 11:13 pm (UTC)(link)
Oh don't act surprised!

[Of course she was going to offer her bed.]
Edited 2017-05-04 23:14 (UTC)
caduceusvalkyrie: (Laughing)

[personal profile] caduceusvalkyrie 2017-05-04 11:41 pm (UTC)(link)
A gentleman pirate as well? Oh wow.

[She places a hand over her chest and pretends to be shocked by the discovery. ]
itistolaugh: Boner captioning. (Masturbating a penis!)

text;

[personal profile] itistolaugh 2017-05-02 02:41 pm (UTC)(link)
[Guess whose merslut commission is finished and attached in a high resolution file.]

i asked for something really special so the artist gave you 2 dicks
pale_blue_arrow: (Have Words)

[text] (The morning after Mother's Day)

[personal profile] pale_blue_arrow 2017-05-15 11:38 pm (UTC)(link)
will replace the booze when i have money. have cleaned the vomit. with bleach + disinfectant.

sorry.
pale_blue_arrow: (...)

Re: [text] (The morning after Mother's Day)

[personal profile] pale_blue_arrow 2017-05-16 05:40 pm (UTC)(link)
1. the vodka + some rubbing alcohol i stole from the pharmacy downtown

2. picked the lock w/ a paperclip

3. it was mother's day

4. my room

5. i usually know my limits. my bad.
pale_blue_arrow: (*sob*)

Re: [text] (The morning after Mother's Day)

[personal profile] pale_blue_arrow 2017-05-16 07:16 pm (UTC)(link)
1. getting my girlfriend pregnant

2. finding her body too late to revive her

3. being the one who's an imPort when she deserves it more, when our kid deserved it more

4. not dying from injuries back home like i was supposed to thanks to this healing factor

5. registering + thinking i could do the hero shtick

6. mixing too little orange juice w/ the rubbing alcohol

7. not dying. again. and not knowing how to live

8. getting upset when i would have been a shitty dad anyway lbr here

as for fixing it give me a minute. hour. year. it's all fucked up in my head at the moment.


[At least he had the good sense to wait until Archie was out of the house to send this so if he breaks down crying, nobody has to know.]
pale_blue_arrow: (Vulnerable)

Re: [text] (The morning after Mother's Day)

[personal profile] pale_blue_arrow 2017-05-16 10:01 pm (UTC)(link)
well you didn't have booze anywhere else. i don't normally go through people's stuff but there wasn't anything else. i got low

[This is a lie, he goes through people's stuff constantly, but he's too hungover to feel guilty about it at the moment. Besides, the guilt of failing his - his could-have-been family, his never-will-be family, that's a guilt that overshadows absolutely everything else. He's not even sober and he wants to get drunk again. He needs a case, a cause, somebody to go track down, something to take his mind off of this and put it somewhere, anywhere, else.]

we were gonna have a girl. i was going to have a little girl, archie

she would have loved it here

they both would have
pale_blue_arrow: (Smug)

Re: [text] (The morning after Mother's Day)

[personal profile] pale_blue_arrow 2017-05-16 10:21 pm (UTC)(link)
i can't outrun it. it's in my head all the time now.

a wise man once said to me vodka won't solve your problems but neither will water


[Hysterical broken snorts, not quite chuckles, bubble up in him. Emily. The drain pipe. The creek. It's hilarious and he wants to cry.]
pale_blue_arrow: (Regret)

Re: [text] (The morning after Mother's Day)

[personal profile] pale_blue_arrow 2017-05-16 10:28 pm (UTC)(link)
does anyone here have time travel powers

[Because that is the only way to fix all this.]
pale_blue_arrow: (Pause)

Re: [text] (The morning after Mother's Day)

[personal profile] pale_blue_arrow 2017-05-16 11:52 pm (UTC)(link)
i'm sorry i know i'm hungover but

did you just say you nearly genocided everything

literally everything

the fuck???
pale_blue_arrow: (Listening)

Re: [text] (The morning after Mother's Day)

[personal profile] pale_blue_arrow 2017-05-17 12:00 am (UTC)(link)
god isn't real back in my world

but if he was i wouldn't piss him off

WHY did you piss off god, archie?


[What the actual fuck.]
pale_blue_arrow: (Thinking)

Re: [text] (The morning after Mother's Day)

[personal profile] pale_blue_arrow 2017-05-17 12:19 am (UTC)(link)
you were going to hijack god to do WHAT, exactly?

i don't know wtf that is but i'd be pissed at you too, man
pale_blue_arrow: (Smug)

Re: [text] (The morning after Mother's Day)

[personal profile] pale_blue_arrow 2017-05-17 07:17 pm (UTC)(link)
how are you not several hundred kinds of dead

or arrested

i'm pretty sure that shit's illegal

also: why did you care about nature so much, it is trees and rocks and water, it's not that special
pale_blue_arrow: (Thinking)

Re: [text] (The morning after Mother's Day)

[personal profile] pale_blue_arrow 2017-05-17 07:35 pm (UTC)(link)
reaching out to people means telling them

then they own a piece of me bc they know my weakness

i'm done being owned and used
pale_blue_arrow: (Have Words)

Re: [text] (The morning after Mother's Day)

[personal profile] pale_blue_arrow 2017-05-17 10:36 pm (UTC)(link)
i went through your stuff, you're harmless. honestly when you passed on fucking me that reaction of yours said volumes about who you are as a person. you've got enough decency not to use this against me, i think

and if you do, you'd probably do in in a misguided attempt at helping me so it wouldn't be to a ton of people

besides, knowing i have a dead girlfriend =/= knowing i have a dead kid

the first bit will be public knowledge if anybody from back home pops up here, it made the papers when emily went missing and made the papers when i turned the one that did it over to the cops

second bit was something four people knew. half of which are dead
pale_blue_arrow: (...)

Re: [text] (The morning after Mother's Day)

[personal profile] pale_blue_arrow 2017-05-18 01:14 am (UTC)(link)
of course i did. how do you think i found your stash? and no i didn't do anything to the picture

[Brendan snorts. Archie is exactly the kind of person to trust with this: someone sappy and in touch with his emotions, someone with rigid self-imposed standards, someone who therefore won't use it against him later. He's made some sort-of friends, closer to acquaintances, here. They're all still too unknown to him and he doesn't have the means to dig up dirt on them just in case yet.

He misses Emily so much. It was so easy to trust her, to tell her his every thought, and never once did he worry she would stab him in the back. Even when he was an asshole and gave her all the reasons in the world to, she hadn't. She never even had that as an option in her pocket-notebook diary; he should know, he stole it and reread it a hundred times over.]


i can't even talk about this shit outloud yet

and for some reason you haven't thrown me out of your house

so you're going to have to do. think of it as a business deal. i'll owe you a couple of favors. i can get into places without leaving a trace, you'd be surprised what i've been able to pull off. i'm surprisingly useful when sober
pale_blue_arrow: (Have Words)

Re: [text] (The morning after Mother's Day)

[personal profile] pale_blue_arrow 2017-05-18 06:42 pm (UTC)(link)
the point about not being thrown out stands.

well technically i owe you at least one favor for the booze thing

also please stop acting like this isn't how the world works, if you're trying to protect my non-existent innocence that ship has sailed circumvented the world and returned to port laden with exotic spices, archie
pale_blue_arrow: (Oh Really.)

Re: [text] (The morning after Mother's Day)

[personal profile] pale_blue_arrow 2017-05-18 07:01 pm (UTC)(link)
i, personally, do not believe people that chivalrous exist

everyone wants something from someone

it's the one true constant in life

your world might be different but people are people and people are always looking out for number one
pale_blue_arrow: (Default)

Re: [text] (The morning after Mother's Day)

[personal profile] pale_blue_arrow 2017-05-18 07:21 pm (UTC)(link)
removing yourself from the equation before you cash in your chips isn't the smartest move

but alright if that's what you're going with i'll give that to you. seems legit enough.
pale_blue_arrow: (Smug)

Re: [text] (The morning after Mother's Day)

[personal profile] pale_blue_arrow 2017-05-18 08:06 pm (UTC)(link)
you tried to hijack a god

WHAT sanity?
pale_blue_arrow: (Smug)

Re: [text] (The morning after Mother's Day)

[personal profile] pale_blue_arrow 2017-05-18 10:56 pm (UTC)(link)
and you think I need help

like you've got it all together

look after yourself, i'll do me
pale_blue_arrow: (Mundane)

Re: [text] (The morning after Mother's Day)

[personal profile] pale_blue_arrow 2017-05-18 11:58 pm (UTC)(link)
yeah well i don't plan to slip again

so
pale_blue_arrow: (Regret)

Re: [text] (The morning after Mother's Day)

[personal profile] pale_blue_arrow 2017-05-19 12:07 am (UTC)(link)
last time i tried to lean on someone when i was weak they tried to bury me. i know better. i'm safer on my own, slip or no slip.
pale_blue_arrow: (Defiant)

Re: [text] (The morning after Mother's Day)

[personal profile] pale_blue_arrow 2017-05-19 12:17 am (UTC)(link)
you take zzzquil from the supermarket, slam it down en masse and chase it with enough alcohol and your heart's supposed to stop

that's what the fuck that was, archie


[There, you've pissed off enough to get 100% unfiltered honesty out of him.]
pale_blue_arrow: (*sob*)

Re: [text] (The morning after Mother's Day)

[personal profile] pale_blue_arrow 2017-05-19 12:24 am (UTC)(link)
takes some skill to fuck this up, but i managed.

wait what about the porter? what's that got to do with anything?

healing factor is amplified by sleep. i got a full night, i'm in the clear given how much i threw up
pale_blue_arrow: (Vulnerable)

you're not his real dad!

[personal profile] pale_blue_arrow 2017-05-19 12:31 am (UTC)(link)
it already did when i first got here. stopped internal bleeding. figured i could overload it

...fuck.


[Now he really needs a drink. Or a hundred. God damn it.]
pale_blue_arrow: (Baggage)

[personal profile] pale_blue_arrow 2017-05-19 12:42 am (UTC)(link)
does sleep count as running bc i need that right about now. stomach still feels like someone decked me.

[After that... who the fuck knows what he's gonna do then. Make Archie something to apologize, maybe. Text some people to try and keep an ear to the ground for anything that might be headed his way.

Try not to think about how much Emily deserves to be here instead of him.]
pale_blue_arrow: (Baggage)

[personal profile] pale_blue_arrow 2017-05-19 12:49 am (UTC)(link)
i gotta repeat this year anyway. let the school think what they want

i am sorry. partly for failing, partly for doing it. not sure that's worth anything comin from me but there it is. do what you want with that.

i'll make this up to you when my ears stop ringing like a fire alarm
pale_blue_arrow: (Have Words)

[personal profile] pale_blue_arrow 2017-05-19 12:59 am (UTC)(link)
have at it.

get a bronze lock. harder to pick, easier to spot when it has been. i'll pay for it when i get money coming in

goodnight
taraincognita: (binch????)

[voice]

[personal profile] taraincognita 2017-06-14 12:40 am (UTC)(link)
[ archie will receive a call from tara roughly a day after the whole ruining downtown heropa incident. unfortunately, it won't exactly be from her number. if he picks up the phone, he'll hear the following, in a pleasant--if somewhat robotic--female voice. ]

You are receiving a collect call from the Heropa Juvenile Detention Facility. Do you accept?
taraincognita: (sad tara)

[personal profile] taraincognita 2017-06-16 03:01 pm (UTC)(link)
[ the same voice lets archie know that the call will be transferred; and then, tara's voice comes on the line. ]

Uh. Hey, Archie. Are you--okay? Um.

...I'm in jail, by the way.
Edited (wrong icon) 2017-06-16 15:02 (UTC)
taraincognita: (huh? she talkin n think n all)

happy fathers day

[personal profile] taraincognita 2017-06-19 03:24 am (UTC)(link)
I stole that kid's cactus and he attacked me.

[ she bites her lip, before adding:]anyone. It just kinda happened.
taraincognita: (sad tara)

[personal profile] taraincognita 2017-06-20 01:05 am (UTC)(link)
It was stupid, okay?! He bitched me out on the Network, and I wanted to get him back! I thought I was just playing a prank on the kid!! I didn't realize he was gonna fight me until he literally attacked me. !!

[ her voice breaks, just a bit. ]

I dunno what I'm looking for, either.
taraincognita: (skool)

[personal profile] taraincognita 2017-06-23 09:52 pm (UTC)(link)
No. I'm supposed to be here for like, a week, and then I get released to whoever my probation officer is.

[ she pauses. ]

Thanks, though. I mean, I didn't think you'd--offer, 'cause I'm...

[ ...kind of a fuck up. ]

Yanno.
taraincognita: (sad tara)

[personal profile] taraincognita 2017-06-27 03:43 pm (UTC)(link)
...'Kay. I'll drop by, or something. If that's still okay.
taraincognita: (hhhah no thanks....)

[personal profile] taraincognita 2017-06-30 02:26 am (UTC)(link)
Does Crobat really like me, that much?
itistolaugh: Turn it into a flannel kilt. (Whoa. You just blew my fashion mind.)

text;

[personal profile] itistolaugh 2017-06-25 01:07 am (UTC)(link)
ok the bat wont hit you and wont take a lapdance from me so i'll fight him and you twerk on him
dun_moch: (Unfortunate)

Private voice

[personal profile] dun_moch 2017-07-03 06:58 pm (UTC)(link)
Hello, Archie. I hope you have been enjoying your new work with NBSea.
dun_moch: (Height)

Private voice

[personal profile] dun_moch 2017-07-04 12:11 am (UTC)(link)
You suppose correctly. You are familiar with a young man named Tohru Adachi, aren't you?
dun_moch: (Strike down with hatred)

Private voice

[personal profile] dun_moch 2017-07-05 10:37 am (UTC)(link)
[Dooku snorts softly.]

I perceive you have encountered his... unique personality, then. I have worked with him in the past, but of late he has taken to threatening me for no good reason. He has a criminal past, and I want to avoid unnecessary trouble.

Will you help me?
dun_moch: (heh)

Private voice

[personal profile] dun_moch 2017-07-08 08:15 pm (UTC)(link)
Your support is appreciated, Archie.

[As is the fact that he's still using his proper name. Rot in hell, 'Dookie,' and never come back.]

I know that Adachi has weapons. Firearms, specifically. I think he would be less of a threat to others if those weapons were to go missing, don't you agree?
dun_moch: (Default)

Private voice

[personal profile] dun_moch 2017-07-09 07:39 pm (UTC)(link)
I am sure it would.

[You can almost hear Dooku smiling.]

I do not have his exact schedule, no. You will have to manage on your own. I trust that won't be a problem.
dun_moch: (Unfortunate)

Private voice

[personal profile] dun_moch 2017-07-10 12:07 am (UTC)(link)
Thank you for doing this, Archie. Good luck to you, and let me know when it is done.
devoutish: (I always give 110%)

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[personal profile] devoutish 2017-07-16 05:36 pm (UTC)(link)
fyi

[Archie gets a typed transcript of this video.]
Edited 2017-07-16 17:36 (UTC)
devoutish: (I know the knife goes next to the spoon)

text

[personal profile] devoutish 2017-07-17 04:19 pm (UTC)(link)
it was a young girl who made it. do u know who taht wld b?
devoutish: (I always give 110%)

text

[personal profile] devoutish 2017-07-17 04:37 pm (UTC)(link)
ur fond of her or no?
devoutish: (put your money where your mouth is)

text

[personal profile] devoutish 2017-07-17 04:46 pm (UTC)(link)
odd job 4 an 11 yr old

were there no adults around 2 do the job
devoutish: (I always give 110%)

text; dammit I missed this tag, sorry!

[personal profile] devoutish 2017-07-25 02:57 pm (UTC)(link)
what happened after, 2 those useless adults?
devoutish: (I always give 110%)

[personal profile] devoutish 2017-07-25 05:59 pm (UTC)(link)
and if u spread the truth around u wldnt b trusted, is that it?
devoutish: (that's just murder math)

[personal profile] devoutish 2017-07-25 06:02 pm (UTC)(link)
then tell her.
devoutish: (put your money where your mouth is)

[personal profile] devoutish 2017-08-04 01:14 am (UTC)(link)
likely 2 get her in trbl 1 day wn she gets in2 a situ8ion she cnt handl on hr own

ur lookng out 4 her?
devoutish: (put your money where your mouth is)

[personal profile] devoutish 2017-08-04 01:20 am (UTC)(link)
cnt imagine hving a kid as a propr enemy but ive run into the meddling 1s here

fucking odd thing
devoutish: (put your money where your mouth is)

[personal profile] devoutish 2017-08-06 01:55 am (UTC)(link)
if a kid tt young tried 2 take on my gang id sweep thm out of the fight n send thm off home
devoutish: (I always give 110%)

[personal profile] devoutish 2017-08-15 07:49 pm (UTC)(link)
dare i ask what the mum n dad think of all this
devoutish: (I always give 110%)

[personal profile] devoutish 2017-08-15 09:14 pm (UTC)(link)
that might b part of the problm
devoutish: (I always give 110%)

[personal profile] devoutish 2017-08-20 04:14 pm (UTC)(link)
n those ridiculous heroes 2 i wld hope
devoutish: (I always give 110%)

[personal profile] devoutish 2017-08-20 07:21 pm (UTC)(link)
no m8 im hoping t prnts wld kill the heroes
devoutish: (I always give 110%)

[personal profile] devoutish 2017-08-20 08:06 pm (UTC)(link)
well if i see her out n abt ill b nice 2 her
namesaquestion: (Cause I don't feel anything)

[Voice]

[personal profile] namesaquestion 2017-07-28 07:40 am (UTC)(link)
((Backdated to after this.))

That trick with healing pokemon better not have been a one off.
namesaquestion: (I don't think so)

Re: [Voice]

[personal profile] namesaquestion 2017-07-29 06:16 am (UTC)(link)
No. De Chima. [He was exploring!]

You in Heropa?
namesaquestion: (I'm ready for the riot to begin)

To Action

[personal profile] namesaquestion 2017-07-29 06:34 am (UTC)(link)
[He almost says it can wait, but at the same time, he wants his team healed, and healed now, if only because he's so used to not not having a pokemon ready to fight at a moments notice.]

I'll be there in uh. I don't know, fifteen, twenty.

[Because travel time, even with the intercity porters, is still a bitch.

Anyway, he eventually shows up, and at least he's had a bit of time to cool off. Sorta.
] Archie!
namesaquestion: ([Golbat] GSC sprite)

[personal profile] namesaquestion 2017-07-29 06:57 am (UTC)(link)
[Aww. Boo hoo. You're a walking pokecentre as far as he cares.

The first one to be released is the golbat, and it's uh. Sure, pokemon can survive a lot and or come out smelling like roses, but it looks like it was sent against something that was almost double it's level.

And seeing it now, even Nikolai grimaces slightly.
] It was a Flare Blitz.
namesaquestion: (disgusting piece of shit)

[personal profile] namesaquestion 2017-07-29 07:07 am (UTC)(link)
[A dark look flickers across his face.] Hmph.

[As soon as the pokemon starts to come around, its recalled, Nikolai swapping it out for the feraligatr who's still faintly twitching from the Thunder Fang it took.] Just heal them.
namesaquestion: (Default)

[personal profile] namesaquestion 2017-07-29 07:20 am (UTC)(link)
And? A pokemon that can't fight is worthless. If it can't fight, then I don't want it, and that's all that matters. These things are the strongest I've found so far, but if something stronger comes along...

[He'd toss his team aside in a heartbeat.

While Archie might be careful, Niko's watching like a hawk and as soon as it starts to stir, it's recalled with the same callous look.

The haunter is the last one sent out, Nikolai tapping his foot impatiently.
] It's a superhero power. You can always use it. Training it makes it stronger and better.
namesaquestion: (I NEVER SAID THAT)

[personal profile] namesaquestion 2017-07-29 07:36 am (UTC)(link)
[.... There's a groan from the teenager before the biggest scowl as he digs out his wallet, while recalling the haunter.] I only have $31 left, and a bunch of useless money from our world.
namesaquestion: (The sound of a fight)

[personal profile] namesaquestion 2017-07-29 07:46 am (UTC)(link)
Yea, yea, whatever. [Just, going to hand over all his money.

RIP money. At least most of it is smaller notes and larger coins?

But, once that's done, he's going to head off. He has better things to do than stick around.
]
caduceusvalkyrie: (Default)

[Voice]

[personal profile] caduceusvalkyrie 2017-07-31 12:31 am (UTC)(link)
[She missed his response to the post.]

Archie, did you really steal Nikolai's pokemon?
caduceusvalkyrie: (Default)

[Voice]

[personal profile] caduceusvalkyrie 2017-07-31 10:14 am (UTC)(link)
[There's a sigh. She's probably pinching the bridge of her nose (she is). ]

Why did you steal a child's pokemon?
caduceusvalkyrie: (Why)

[Voice]

[personal profile] caduceusvalkyrie 2017-07-31 10:26 am (UTC)(link)
[It takes her a moment before she can reply. She really didn't expect to hear that Nikolai had been abusing them. Though really she shouldn't be surprised after hearing him call them weaklings.]

You know stealing them isn't the right answer to the problem Archie. As much as the thought of someone hurting them makes my blood boil, it isn't right. You're both in the wrong on this one.

[Angie knows that with the boys attitude there would be no surrendering them over either.]

Do you see them as property on your world?
caduceusvalkyrie: (Support)

Re: [Voice]

[personal profile] caduceusvalkyrie 2017-07-31 10:47 am (UTC)(link)
Archie calm down. You should care, at least a little. He can go to the police and report the theft and you can get into trouble.

[There's a kettle sound because she needs coffee for this. She's more angry right now and it's not aimed at Archie. She was disappointed to hear he had stolen pokemon, but to know the kid had been abusing them was right at the front of her thoughts.]

I didn't think you did, I still don't know a lot about your world but I knew you wouldn't any way. [You're too good.]

Archie, as much as I hate the thought of it, you should give them back. Maybe on a condition? That if he harms them in any way they're surrendered over? Though I doubt he would go for anything.

caduceusvalkyrie: (Uh huh okay sure)

Re: [Voice]

[personal profile] caduceusvalkyrie 2017-07-31 11:02 am (UTC)(link)
[Oh boy.]

And you really think that keeping his pokemon that you stole is going to teach him anything? His anger is just going to get worse and he isn't going to see that he's done anything wrong, just that you stole from him. [There's no doubt in her mind that these pokemon will have a much happier life with Archie.]

Don't you think that maybe your own anger is clouding your judgement on this situation?
caduceusvalkyrie: (Why)

Re: [Voice]

[personal profile] caduceusvalkyrie 2017-07-31 11:40 am (UTC)(link)
I am in no way excusing Nikolai for his behaviour, but put yourself in his shoes for a moment and think how angry you would feel if someone stole your pokemon, would you care why they took them or would you just want them back?

I know you had good intentions and that you did it because you love pokemon.

Talk to him. Like an adult and try to keep your temper in check. Meet him somewhere neutral without the pokemon there.
caduceusvalkyrie: (Support)

Re: [Voice]

[personal profile] caduceusvalkyrie 2017-07-31 08:30 pm (UTC)(link)
I meant if someone stole them, straight up stole them. Another import. I don't mean imagine you'd mistreated them and they were stolen. I'd be angry if someone stole Crobat, that's what I meant by that.

Just [She gives a heavy sigh.] just be the adult in this or I swear to God I'll find a way to ground you.
namesaquestion: (Default)

on the 7th of August.

[personal profile] namesaquestion 2017-08-08 05:31 am (UTC)(link)
[As much as Nikolai may dislike everyone from home, he's also a fourteen-year-old kid. Who just found something really, really cool that he has to share right away!

Attached to the link is this text.
]

Go look @ teh 1st 2 pics!

Noctowl and swanna!!!!

this wurrld does hv pkmn!
namesaquestion: (Cause I don't feel anything)

[personal profile] namesaquestion 2017-08-12 01:32 am (UTC)(link)
ill lk 4 shinies wen i wlk teh mutt.

n wen i feed haunter and 'bat.

gtta find 1 now.
namesaquestion: (W T F Kris)

[personal profile] namesaquestion 2017-08-13 04:54 am (UTC)(link)
y/watevr

[THAT.... sounds like dad talk.

HE'S NOPING OUT NOW.
]
aberranthubris: (Default)

Invitation

[personal profile] aberranthubris 2017-08-13 10:04 pm (UTC)(link)
[ One day, this shows up in Archie's mailbox. See you there? ]
halloflamer: (The number of times I've lost!!)

[1 AM text]

[personal profile] halloflamer 2017-08-26 04:52 pm (UTC)(link)
[On the night of the 23rd(ish?), Archie receives a text containing a tilted photo of Red passed out in bunny pajamas with Pikachu cheeks scribbled on his face in marker]

[(There's like 3 empty bottles of Mike's on the table within frame)]

[And Blue's hand in the foreground of the photo, of course, is as such: 👌]
halloflamer: (Drunk or lewd??)

[1 AM text]

[personal profile] halloflamer 2017-08-26 05:10 pm (UTC)(link)
GOT EM

he was like we gotta wear jammies likes we're babies haha what a nerdd
halloflamer: (Your hat is stupid I look stupid)

Re: [1 AM text]

[personal profile] halloflamer 2017-08-26 05:54 pm (UTC)(link)
[!!!]

[!!!??!]

[Blue's brain shorts out a little upon reading this, so the reply takes a while while he stares back and forth between his comm and Red does Archie know something he doesn't]


no way hed never

[After another few minutes]

like what
halloflamer: (I don't wanna talk about it)

Re: [1 AM text]

[personal profile] halloflamer 2017-08-26 06:10 pm (UTC)(link)
[Blue made a strangled noise IRL. HE HAD TO MUFFLE IT INTO A PILLOW.]

no way id have seen it

[...r-right?]
halloflamer: (NOT FAIR I WAS CHAMP FIRST)

Re: [1 AM text]

[personal profile] halloflamer 2017-08-26 06:25 pm (UTC)(link)
ARCEUS NO

I loved w/ him u DUGTRIO
halloflamer: (why this)

Re: [1 AM text]

[personal profile] halloflamer 2017-08-26 06:33 pm (UTC)(link)
LIVED

LIVED

ARCEUS
halloflamer: (And then he sent out a RATICATE!)

Re: [1 AM text]

[personal profile] halloflamer 2017-08-26 06:59 pm (UTC)(link)
w/e

[about 5 minutes later another photo: this one of the Rattachu plush propped up lovingly on Red's bed]

lol!!
halloflamer: (Never going to Pokémon Tower again)

Re: [1 AM text]

[personal profile] halloflamer 2017-08-26 07:11 pm (UTC)(link)
WE DIDN'T FUCK
halloflamer: (If that Snorlax uses Rest one more time)

Re: [1 AM text]

[personal profile] halloflamer 2017-08-26 09:02 pm (UTC)(link)
??

[what kind of question is that archie]
halloflamer: (I don't wanna know where eggs come from)

Re: [1 AM text]

[personal profile] halloflamer 2017-08-26 09:05 pm (UTC)(link)
wtf do you mean why not

cuz its Red
halloflamer: (I don't wanna talk about it)

Re: [1 AM text]

[personal profile] halloflamer 2017-08-26 09:20 pm (UTC)(link)
hes not like that ok im not ruining this again

[he really, really should go to bed]

[after he throws up]
the_red_pawn: (Default)

[Text]

[personal profile] the_red_pawn 2017-08-26 05:18 pm (UTC)(link)
Archie, are you okay? Everyone's been getting hurt or having their stuff broken and I know you're tough, but I just want to make sure you're alright. I didn't think there were really all that many angry people until they took my bike and... stuff. Um. Anyway, let me know you're okay? Thanks.
the_red_pawn: (Smile)

Re: [Text]

[personal profile] the_red_pawn 2017-08-26 06:29 pm (UTC)(link)
Oh, good! I'm glad you're okay. Stay inside, alright? Until things get better.

Well, no and no, but it's okay! I stopped the bleeding and Mr. Erik, from the picnic? He's going to pick me up so I can go stay at his house where it's safe. So I'll be fine. Don't worry about it. :)
the_red_pawn: (Hurt)

voice > video

[personal profile] the_red_pawn 2017-08-26 06:52 pm (UTC)(link)
U-um... th-they pushed me off m-my bike, and th-threw rocks...

[She fumbles with her phone, until the video comes on. The bleeding has stopped, but her temple is still bloody and her face is pale; there's a tear in her left upper arm's sleeve where blood is still visible, too.] B-but it's really m-minor, really. It j-just needs to dry m-more a-and I'll have Mr. Erik l-look at it. I'm f-fine!
the_red_pawn: (Downtrodden)

Re: voice > video

[personal profile] the_red_pawn 2017-08-26 07:06 pm (UTC)(link)
I c-can't go outside. S-some of the k-kids from earlier f-followed me, they threw r-rocks at the door, t-too... that's why he's c-coming over. They won't do a-anything with a grown up around, I, I th-think.
the_red_pawn: (bReAkDoWn)

video

[personal profile] the_red_pawn 2017-08-26 10:48 pm (UTC)(link)
[She sees all that purple and her mind goes blank for a second except for one thought: Ritz.

And then she screams in sheer terror and throws her phone, the communicator skittering across the room and into a wall while she drops into the fetal position.]
taraincognita: (Default)

voice

[personal profile] taraincognita 2017-09-06 02:06 am (UTC)(link)
Hey, uh. Thanks for the present n'all, I really didn't expect it. Uhm.

Can we talk? Soon? I mean, it's not, like--I just...

Yeah.
taraincognita: (huh? she talkin n think n all)

voice

[personal profile] taraincognita 2017-09-09 12:28 am (UTC)(link)
Uh. I dunno. Lots of stuff is always happening, and I dunno if I should....

[ she pauses, biting her lip--not that he can see. it's over the phone. so maybe she can pretend she's fine. ]

Have you ever done something--really bad? Like--really, really bad?
taraincognita: (sad tara)

voice

[personal profile] taraincognita 2017-09-09 12:50 am (UTC)(link)
No, but like. I've--I think I'm. Not being a good person, right now. I dunno. I....

[ she tries not to let her voice break. ]

I did some really bad stuff, before, and now I'm kinda--still doin' it. And I...

[ and she doesn't know what to do. ]
taraincognita: (sad tara)

voice / action

[personal profile] taraincognita 2017-09-09 02:23 am (UTC)(link)
I--yeah. Yeah, I think so.

[ in a few minutes, archie is going to hear a very upset tara hop his fence, and use the key to let herself in the back door. tara, what was the point of that? ]

Yo.

[ her eyes are just a little bit red, and her shoulders are hunched. someone has been having A Time. ]
taraincognita: (gotta hav a cryin one)

DIES

[personal profile] taraincognita 2017-09-09 02:32 am (UTC)(link)
[ after a minute, she leans into archie, succumbing to the Need to be hugged. ]

...It's stupid.
taraincognita: (sad tara)

[personal profile] taraincognita 2017-09-11 02:45 am (UTC)(link)
Lots of stuff.

[ it's. hard to talk about. hard to formulate the right words. ]

I--um. God. Someone from before is here, and it's--bringing back a lot of things I did, to--to him, and I--I've been lying, again, and I don't know how to....
quickfingers: (☈ it was the pentagon)

[personal profile] quickfingers 2017-09-06 02:35 am (UTC)(link)
YO BRO YOU NEED TO HELP ME OUT
I WANNA SET UP A DATING PROFILE BUT I NEED A BIO

DO I DO SELF DEPRECIATING HUMOR (I HAVE EXPERIENCE IN) OR ATTEMPT WIT (LESS EXPERIENCE IN)
quickfingers: (☈ ur boring af dude)

[personal profile] quickfingers 2017-09-06 09:20 pm (UTC)(link)
WHAT I HAVE FOR THE TIME BEING IS:

"SMELLS LIKE TEEN SPIRIT AND A LITTLE BIT OF YESTERDAY'S PIZZA"

I WANT TO PUT ONE OF THOSE LITTLE PIZZA SLICES IN THERE
WTF ARE THEY AGAIN? "EMOJI"?
quickfingers: (☈ stylin')

[personal profile] quickfingers 2017-09-06 09:26 pm (UTC)(link)
IT'S OLD? REALLY? GODDAMN. I'VE BARELY GOTTEN TO USE IT

I DON'T WANT THE FIRST THING ON MY DATING PROFILE TO BE A JOKE ABOUT BEING TOO FAST IN BED, BRO. I NEED TO AVOID THAT AT ALL COSTS.

ALSO I'M 27.
quickfingers: (☈ come again?)

[personal profile] quickfingers 2017-09-06 09:44 pm (UTC)(link)
HERE FOR ALL THE SINGLE LADIES. (ARE BEYONCE JOKES STILL COOL?)

BUT SO HOW DO I COUNTER THIS. I NEED TO PRESERVE MY EGO HERE.
quickfingers: (☈ gimme a go)

[personal profile] quickfingers 2017-09-06 10:22 pm (UTC)(link)
I LIVED 27 YEARS AND SPENT MOST OF THAT TIME LIVING IN MY MOM'S BASEMENT PLAYING VIDEO GAMES.

I'M GONNA LET THAT ANSWER YOUR QUESTION HOW IT WILL, BUT A GIRL ALSO THREW HER COFFEE ON ME LAST MONTH - THAT'S ABOUT THE MOST ACTION I'VE GOTTEN IN A WHILE
quickfingers: (☈ ur very ew y'know)

[personal profile] quickfingers 2017-09-06 10:46 pm (UTC)(link)
I MIGHT'VE SUGGESTED SHE KISS ME
SHE WAS HOT AND KINDA INTO IT THO. I THINK. SHE SAID SHE'LL CALL ME FOR A REPLACEMENT DRINK SOMETIME

EVEN IF THAT WAS A LIE I THINK IT TURNED OUT PRETTY WELL ALL THINGS CONSIDERED
IT BEING ICED COFFEE WAS A BIG PLUS
quickfingers: (☈ hot damn)

[personal profile] quickfingers 2017-09-06 11:17 pm (UTC)(link)
CAN I STILL PUT THE PIZZA EMOJI IN MY BIO
OR DO YOU RECOMMEND A DIFFERENT ONE
quickfingers: (☈ ohhh)

[personal profile] quickfingers 2017-09-06 11:35 pm (UTC)(link)
IS THAT BECAUSE WHY I THINK IT IS BECAUSE
quickfingers: (☈ pretty sure)

[personal profile] quickfingers 2017-09-07 12:21 am (UTC)(link)
GOOD TO KNOW.
ANYTHING ELSE THAT A GUY WHO IS FROM THE 80S SHOULD POTENTIALLY BE AWARE OF?
quickfingers: (☈ idc)

[personal profile] quickfingers 2017-09-07 10:16 pm (UTC)(link)
THANKS BRO
I APPRECIATE THE HELP
WHEN MY PIZZA JOINT'S BACK UP UR GETTING A FREE PIZZA
halloflamer: (WHOSSA GOOD DOGGY WHO IS? YOU ARE!!)

[PHOTO]

[personal profile] halloflamer 2017-09-07 02:02 am (UTC)(link)
[Texted photo of Crobat in Blue's backyard, using his little wing-feet to scoop soil over a newly-planted berry while Exeggutor cheerfully levitates a watering can over the patch. Look at what fun they're having!]
halloflamer: (#POKESWAG)

[text]

[personal profile] halloflamer 2017-09-07 05:21 pm (UTC)(link)
[Hoo boy. This isn't all that surprising to Blue, at this point, but...]

sorry if his appetite is spoiled for dinner but I let him have whatever he helped plant
halloflamer: (A shiny Pidgey huh)

Re: [text]

[personal profile] halloflamer 2017-09-07 09:19 pm (UTC)(link)
Stuffed himself full, your Pokémon are gluttons

he's doing better... got the garden all replanted now so we should have regular crops again soon

thinking about planting some other stuff


[you know. just some plants.]
halloflamer: (Hey baby hey baby HEY)

Re: [text]

[personal profile] halloflamer 2017-09-07 09:46 pm (UTC)(link)
Better that than blood, I guess

[SQUINTS.... Archie would, right? Probably. Well, just to be sure]

Some different stuff I guess. Stuff I heard was good for food and medicine
Edited 2017-09-07 21:47 (UTC)
halloflamer: (I thought I smelled a Slowpoke!)

Re: [text]

[personal profile] halloflamer 2017-09-07 10:18 pm (UTC)(link)
Say please, loser
halloflamer: (And then he sent out a RATICATE!)

Re: [text]

[personal profile] halloflamer 2017-09-07 10:31 pm (UTC)(link)
Sounds like you could use some
halloflamer: (Top Kecleon)

Re: [text]

[personal profile] halloflamer 2017-09-07 10:48 pm (UTC)(link)
Went to a party

I'll just ask Exeggutor to put it in a seperate patch
halloflamer: (I *AM* THE VERY BEST)

Re: [text]

[personal profile] halloflamer 2017-09-07 11:20 pm (UTC)(link)
A little Hypnosis or Confusion and-- an accessory to what?

[Using Pokémon to get away with social deviance isn't the same as real crime, right? Right?? Speaking of..]

Leave it to the criminal! I'll see how long it takes.
siriusly: (item get)

9/13, a.m.

[personal profile] siriusly 2017-09-15 12:33 am (UTC)(link)
Hi Archie, I'm sorry for the sudden request.
Can you head out to my house and pick up Scout for me? I might not be home for a few days and don't want my housemates to have to look after him alone.
siriusly: (god dangit)

[personal profile] siriusly 2017-09-15 01:25 am (UTC)(link)
Unfortunately not, I'm sorry.
I'm told I'll probably be released sooner than later, since I'm registered, but I don't want to take any chances for Scout's sake.
siriusly: (doing duty deeds dutifully dangit)

[personal profile] siriusly 2017-09-15 01:35 am (UTC)(link)
I'll trust your judgment, and I appreciate your help.
versusseeker: (Default)

[Text] - who cares when tbh

[personal profile] versusseeker 2017-09-21 03:09 am (UTC)(link)
arch
versusseeker: (Blank stare)

[personal profile] versusseeker 2017-09-21 04:06 am (UTC)(link)
wnt 2 hear a joke
versusseeker: (Grabbing his had)

[personal profile] versusseeker 2017-09-21 04:09 am (UTC)(link)
wut pkmn cud also b a pirate?
versusseeker: (Small smile)

[personal profile] versusseeker 2017-09-21 04:12 am (UTC)(link)
aaaaaaaarbok

[He almost went for Aaaaaaaaaaarceus, but he doesn't want to blaspheme.]
versusseeker: (;))

[personal profile] versusseeker 2017-09-21 04:15 am (UTC)(link)
[Oh, Shiftry! That's a good one, too.]

wut abt
aaaaaaaaaaaaaarchie
versusseeker: (!?!?! OuO;;;)

[personal profile] versusseeker 2017-09-21 07:34 pm (UTC)(link)
[!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

[Brb. Dying.]

lol!
versusseeker: (Grabbing his had)

[personal profile] versusseeker 2017-09-21 07:48 pm (UTC)(link)
[Oh! He knows this one! But...Well, he doesn't want to ruin it for Archie.]

ok
wut is it?
versusseeker: (DOUBLE WAHHH)

[personal profile] versusseeker 2017-09-21 07:52 pm (UTC)(link)
[HE USED THE KAOMOJI. HE USED THE KAOMOJI!!!]

he <3s it!
<(ノo◕ᆺ◕o)>ノ*:・゚✧

✧・゚:*\<(o◕ᆺ◕o\)>
<(o◕▽◕o)>
versusseeker: (Disturbed)

[personal profile] versusseeker 2017-09-21 08:02 pm (UTC)(link)
[Oh. My. Arceus.]

!!!
I <3 IT


[Did Red just capslock at you? He sure did.]

thts gr8!
thts amazing!
do more!
versusseeker: (^u^)

[personal profile] versusseeker 2017-09-21 08:20 pm (UTC)(link)
[You have no idea how much child-like glee you are instilling in him right now.]

(┛`Д´)┛炎炎炎炎炎炎炎
spr efctv
versusseeker: (His hat casts a shadow)

[personal profile] versusseeker 2017-09-21 08:29 pm (UTC)(link)
<(o◕ᆺ◕o)> ϟ ϟ ϟ ϟ ϟ ϟ ϟ
shadowglitter: <user name=emigrate> (𝙸𝙸.)

text

[personal profile] shadowglitter 2017-09-21 02:52 pm (UTC)(link)
[ out of nowhere this fucking novel arrives in archie's inbox, probably at like 2AM when odin's bored out of his mind and unable to sleep ]

Once upon a time, there was a man named Archie. But he wasn't just any man! No. He was special. He was a mermaid. But a man. A merman. (Do you have mermen in your world? They're people with fish parts.)
Anyway, Archie was a merman. His tail was that of a shark and his teeth were as sharp as knives. He lived in the sea and he spent all his time swimming through the water with his mermaid girlfriends, or his mermaid boyfriends, if that was his preference. He also spent a lot of time with his platonic non-mermaid full-animal shark friends who were sort of like his pets but not really because they were more like best friends. Oh, and his mermaid boyfriends and girlfriends were also shark-y, like him. It was just a bunch of sharks in the Archie Sea.

Humans were mean and scary when it came to dangerous animals like sharks and shark-mermaids and shark-mermen. The stupid legged freaks thought sharp shark teeth were designed to rip out their fleshy landlubber guts, even though Archie and his apex predator friends were bound to the ocean and could only interact with the landlubbers when they decided to invade the shark-people's waters. For a long time, there was tentative peace between Archie's friends and the land dwellers, but it turns out that when people are prejudiced and defensive and threatened by an enemy they've concocted in their own heads out of fear and ignorance, they lose sight of things like peace and love and justice.

So, one day, the humans attacked. They took their harpoons and their nets and their spears to the sea, and one by one, Archie saw a lot of his friends get hurt... or worse, die. It was hard for him to see all the pain on the faces of his loved ones, as it would be for anyone. He saved as many people as he could, but the sea ran red and the tide pounded in his ears for far too long. When the attack was over, the ethereal quiet of the water that was once so peaceful, and the pitter patter of rain on the surface above him that once connected him so deeply to the world of the air-breathers... it wasn't the same anymore. He had seen too much death, and now, it all just hurt. It was all too confining. Home didn't feel like home anymore.

So he went on a journey. He had once heard tale of a witch that dwelled deep on the ocean floor, with hair of seaweed and skin of sand, and Archie thought that maybe if he could find her, she would be able to fix everything that went wrong. He swam and he swam and he swam until he was too tired to swim anymore, and as he closed his eyes and cried, he heard a beautiful, lilting song that filled his heart with warmth. The witch had a delicate grace, and she was there, waiting for him, playing her sea-violin which I guess is like a big conch shell with lots of strings on it. Maybe eels? I don't know. Her name was Odin and she was really cool and strong.

Archie asked Odin if he could maybe trade what little possessions he had with her to bring his friends back to life, but she didn't have that kind of power. What she could do, however, was send Archie back in time so that maybe he could stop the human's attack before it happened. The problem was... if she did that, Archie would be stuck in this new, second timeline, where another Archie already existed. He would be forced to live outside of his own life, looking in, knowing there was no place for him in this world he saved. But Archie didn't care, because Archie's a hero and he does what's right, and what was right for him was to create one future where his friends who died had another chance at living long, healthy lives, even if that all came at the cost of his own happiness. So he gave the witch everything he had, and she sent him back in time.

For weeks, and then months, and then years, Archie pleaded with the humans every time they came a little too close to the shark's territory. He promised them that his friends wouldn't ever hurt them, and that their sharp teeth were just tools for survival they needed to utilize in the rough ocean currents if they wanted to survive. Time and time again, the humans came to attack, and time and time again, Archie bought himself a little more time, telling them tales about why sharks were peaceful and loving creatures and why they wouldn't ever attack a human unprovoked. And then... one day, his words weren't enough. One day, he couldn't hold them back. The humans attacked, and Archie was overwhelmed with helplessness as he saw that old, dark fear he dreaded fill his friend's faces once more.

But strength surged within him. Odin the Great Witch didn't just grant Archie the ability to go back through time - she granted him courage, and the feeling flowed through his cool mermaid veins with impossible speeds. Archie stood alone in battle, facing off against each human, tearing them down, carrying the weight of their lives on his soul as he severed their spirits from their mortal shells. All of his friends survived the battle - but they were afraid of this Archie who came back to save them, and the sharp teeth and strong tail he used so ferociously against the humans who had come to hurt them all. So many humans had died at his hands.

But the shark people weren't judgmental, or bigoted, or afraid of courage or afraid of asking questions like the humans were. Though they were scared, at first, with time they each understood why Archie did what he did, and they learned what Archie had been through back in his own home timeline. They all wrapped him up in a big big shark hug. The Archie of this timeline welcomed our hero Archie into the fold as his own man, and told him he would always be welcome here, and that as hard as things might be sometimes, and as much as our Archie might feel like he might not belong in this sea sometimes, the love these sharks felt for him was overwhelming and unwavering. Archie found love, and a home, and though it was hard at first... he was happy.

And the next generation of humans were super cool and not bigoted and he made friends with them too and Odin the sea witch got to come play with all of them all the time whenever she wanted.
Edited 2017-09-21 15:01 (UTC)
shadowglitter: <user name=livebites> (𝚇𝙸.)

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[personal profile] shadowglitter 2017-09-21 03:42 pm (UTC)(link)
[ the truth is, what had started out as a pretty innocent story had very quickly divulged into an overly personal therapeutic exercise in which odin just sort of shoved a lot of his awful life experiences into his friendfiction and slapped archie's name on it. pretty cool. as archie types up his story, anxiety and self-doubt builds in odin's head, and he wonders if archie maybe saw through that and is calling him out, or else maybe he's annoyed and wants odin not to message him with this kind of thing again - he writes out a few sorry, that was a lot of text and it all came out of nowhere, i shouldn't have bugged you and hey, you can ignore that last message if you didn't read it, i'm gonna head to bed messages that he can't bring himself to send, and he's curled up in bed fretting about all sorts of things when his communicator finally buzzes again.

and he loses his mind. th-this is the best thing he's ever read!!!!!!!!!!! HOW CAN HE TOP THIS?????? ]


ODIN THE SEA WITCH SOUNDS SO COOL AND NICE IN YOUR STORY AND I DON'T KNOW IF YOU REALIZE THIS BUT I NAMED HER AFTER ME SO IT SOUNDS LIKE YOU'RE CALLING ME COOL AND NICE WHILE YOU CELEBRATE MY BIRTHDAY WITH ME AND I REALLY LIKE THAT.

What kind of video games did they play? I've never played a video game! I only learned about what they were pretty recently. Can we play video games in real life? Also, my birthday is the fifteenth of July, so please remember that so we can hang out and be best friends just like we were in the story. AND WHAT KIND OF HALF-HORSE DID I TURN INTO WHEN I WENT ALL CENTAUR-WITCH OR WHATEVER? I can't decide what I want to be. Palamino? Or maybe something made of bones. Spooky ghost horse. Ghost skeleton horse. Aaaaaaaaaaaaaaaa

Also also also also,

I really like you and I really like spending time with you and thanks for letting me ride Sharpedo and I hope my story was okay. I really liked yours and we should write more stuff together. Do you have any requests for the kind of story you want to be in?! Any adventures you want to go on? You don't have to be a mermaid! I don't have to be a witch, either. I was just trying something, 'cause I'm usually the dark tragic hero, but I made that you this time. We can be anything! THAT IS THE KIND OF BOUNDLESS FANTASY MAGIC-POWER WE CAN IMMERSE OURSELVES IN WHEN WE HARNESS THE EVER EXPANDING POTENTIALS OF OUR IMAGINATIONS.
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[personal profile] shadowglitter 2017-09-21 04:07 pm (UTC)(link)
I can do happier stuff!! I just kinda default to tragedy and I probably shouldn't do that because it's uncomfortable for some people but I think it's kind of cooler and I like making people feel cool and it's also I guess just what I know best. But. Happier's okay. Sorry. I should have just been happier from the start, I think? I'm sorry. Haha.

[ /sweats. odin reads back what he wrote and feels kind of irritated at how awkward and weird he sounds. he'll just press on. ]

Ugh. Everything I hear about pokémon is so so sososososo cool. Do you know Pikachu? Pikachu is basically my best friend. Red thinks that he's his, but nope! I've stolen his heart. I'm the best friend man, now.

But okay, there's no time for dumb reality. I'm going to draw what I would look like as a sea witch centaur and if you're okay with it I'm going to draw what you look like as a shark merman. How many abs do you think mermen have? Sixpacks are kind of boring. Maybe you need, like, a 20 pack. 'Cause you're part shark, it'll give you a pretty long torso, but I'll probably have to draw some of those abs down to your tail to make them all fit. I'll figure it out.

Um, but, okay. Happy story. So.

What would you prefer to be? A prince or princess, a radical ninja or a MYSTERIOUS VISITOR from a FOREIGN LAND who transfers into a NEW SCHOOL and has to deal with SOCIAL POLITICS AND ROMANTIC INTRIGUE? Spoilers: you can totally choose all three options at once.
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[personal profile] shadowglitter 2017-09-22 03:22 pm (UTC)(link)
Haha, what? Yeah, of course! I'm always okay. I'm an okay and super happy dude. That's kind of my thing? I don't mean to brag, but everyone likes me for it. Literally everyone.

I mean, okay, sure, I'm haunted by the souls of the millions of enemies I've cut down with my aching sword hand. And I constantly hear the screams of the foes whose souls I've scattered to the wind with my eldritch spells. But that's just stuff I made up just now to sound cool.
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[personal profile] shadowglitter 2017-09-22 03:46 pm (UTC)(link)
What? What! Wait! It's super late! It's really dark outside and you could get jumped by a villain and mugged or something!
Are you going to be okay? Should I come over there instead?
I don't want you to get hurt, this is insane. And I'm too embarrassed to tell stories in front of people! I mean, I'm not, but I might be! Especially when it comes to big heroic epics like the ones we've been telling!
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