nepetaleijon: (beyond quadrants)
nepetaleijon ([personal profile] nepetaleijon) wrote2012-11-12 08:48 pm

> Rogue: Take Knight.

They've been here before...

Hurtling through the Void between worlds, neither here nor there; the in-between. Here in this space-that-isn't-space and time-that-isn't-time, Karkat's hand can tighten on hers. Moving in the darkness with them are shapes; titanic, slumbering shapes of old and tired gods, brief glimmering glimpses of dreams, phospherescent and fragile as soap bubbles, and something new.

Cracks, striations in the fabric of nothingness, colorless and every color, like someone punched a hole in God's windshield with a crowbar.

Spreading.

AC: :33 < ... what IS that?
AC: :33 < it makes my head hurt
AC: :33 < or meowbe my head was hurting already

CG: OH JEEZ
CG: THAT GUY
CG: HE IS PRETTY MUCH THE WORST

AC: :33 < i can s33 weve got some catching up to do
AC: :33 < what happurrned to you while we were fighting Combine meownsters?

CG: GAMZEE WOKE ME UP
CG: BUT IT DIDN'T STICK
CG: IT WAS... WEIRD
CG: I GUESS I DIDN'T BELONG THERE ANYMORE OR SOMETHING?
CG: IT WAS LIKE I BOUNCED OFF
CG: LIKE UNTIL GAMZEE WOKE ME UP MY SELF WAS EXISTING IN TWO STATES SIMEOWLTANEOUSLY AND HE OPENED THE BOX
CG: OR AT LEAST THAT'S HOW IT WAS EXPLAINED TO ME

AC: :33 < ... that
AC: :33 < sure is an explanation!
AC: :33 < so where did you bounce off to?


(Shards of something that isn't glass tumble lazily through the void, their edges unspeakably sharp and glinting like diamonds.)

CG: HERE
CG: WITH ALL THE OTHER ALTERNATE TIMELINE LOSERS
CG: I TALKED TO A BUNCH OF DEAD ASSHOLES AND THEN
CG: ...WE ALL GOT BLOWN UP

AC: :33 < blown up??? DD:
AC: :33 < by the guy you meowntioned?

CG: THAT WOULD BE THE GUY
CG: HE JUST SHOWED UP
CG: AND STARTED DOING...
CG: ALL THIS
CG: ALL THE FRAGMENTED COLORFUL NONSENSE
CG: I DON'T KNOW WHAT IS EVEN THE POINT OF KILLING GHOSTS
CG: BUT HE SURE IS DOING THAT
CG: I DON'T EVEN KNOW WHAT'S GOING ON ANYMORE, I AM OUT OF THE LOOP ON COSMIC THREATS TO EXISTENCE I GUESS
CG: I AM STILL BACK ON PAGE JACK FUCKING NOIR

AC: :33 < but who even is he?
AC: :33 < another Dersite or a Denizen or what?

CG: I DON'T KNOW, HE IS A BIG GREEN SKULL GUY
CG: I THINK...
CG: I THINK HE MIGHT HAVE BEEN A PLAYER ONCE

AC: :33 < in a diffurent session, you mean? like the humans?
AC: :33 < i guess that would make sense
AC: :33 < ... meowbe he's from the session that started our unifurse

CG: MEOWBE
CG: I MEAN MAYBE
CG: ANYWAY
CG: HE WAS DEFINITELY GOING TO KILL US
CG: I AM PRETTY FAMILIAR WITH THE SIGNS AND UNHINGING YOUR JAW TO SPEW TECHNICOLOR DEATH RAYS IS ONE OF THE CLASSICS
CG: AND THEN I DON'T REALLY KNOW WHAT HAPPENED





AC: :33 < i think ...
AC: :33 < i think i stole you
AC: :33 < or a piece of you
AC: :33 < i didnt know i could do that!

CG: OH
CG: RIGHT
CG: I THINK I DID
CG: MORE MISCELLANEOUS DATA GATHERED FROM THE AIMLESS DEAF
CG: I MEAN DEAD
CG: WELL, BOTH

AC: :33 < well
AC: :33 < while you were having confursations with dead people
AC: :33 < we were fighting the Combine
AC: :33 < and they have something that gets into your thinkpan and tries to kill you there.
AC: :33 < *ac shudders all ofur and twitches her tail*
AC: :33 < and all i could think of was if you were there
AC: :33 < we could fight it together!





CG: WELL I WAS
CG: AND WE DID
CG: SO
CG: GOOD WORK I GUESS
CG: I DON'T REALLY KNOW HOW THIS IS GOING TO WORK WHEN WE GET BACK TO MILLIWAYS
CG: FROM WHAT THE MAGE TOLD ME THE SPLINTERS OF SELF ASSOCIATED WITH A HEART PLAYER ARE USUALLY NOT SO...
CG: SUBSTANTIAL
CG: WELL SHE DIDN'T SAY SUBSTANTIAL SHE SORT OF MIMED A STATUESQUE FEMALE OSCILLATING SOME ENORMOUS HIPS BUT THAT WAS WHAT I TOOK AWAY FROM IT
CG: BUT THEY CAN POTENTIALLY SNAG A MORE POTENT ITERATION OF THE ESSENTIAL SELF IF THE CONDITIONS ARE RIGHT
CG: AND YOU WOULD NOT ***BELIEVE*** HOW LONG THAT TOOK TO MIME
CG: BUT WHAT I MEAN IS THAT I AM SOMEWHERE BETWEEN A LEGITIMATE GHOST AND SORT OF...
CG: AN IMPRESSION OF ME THAT YOU TOOK
CG: LIKE A ROGUE TAKES OF A KEY
CG: FUCK, GHOST PHYSICS MAKE MY HEAD HURT

AC: :33 < mine too :((
AC: :33 < so if youre an impurression of you
AC: :33 < then wheres the rest of you?

CG: IN MY BODY
CG: BEING ALIVE AND IN THE ALPHA TIMELINE
CG: AND I GUESS MISSING THE SPLINTER OF MEMORY FROM HIS TIME IN MILLIWAYS?
CG: SO BASICALLY IT'S PAST ME
CG: FUCKING EVERYTHING UP AGAIN

AC: :33 < so long as milliways-you can get back there
AC: :33 < ... purrhaps i can bring you through with me when I go?

CG: I GUESS THAT'S WHAT WE'RE COUNTING ON
CG: BUT I DON'T KNOW IF I WILL HAVE A BODY AT MILLIWAYS LIKE BEFORE
CG: OR WHAT
CG: JUST REMEMBER, NO MATTER WHAT HAPPENS, I AM NOT IMAGINARY
CG: I WILL HAVE TO REMEMBER THAT TOO
CG: NO MATTER WHAT ANYONE TELLS US OR EVEN COMMON SENSE OR RATIONALITY OR PHYSICS TELLS US
CG: WE ARE NOT CRAZY
CG: I AM NOT A DELUSION
CG: I AM JUST A DISEMBODIED VOICE IN YOUR HEAD YELLING AT YOU ALL THE TIME
CG: ...

AC: :33 < ...
AC: :33 < *ac giggles*
AC: :33 < dont worry karkat
AC: :33 < if theres one impurrtant thing I learned from roleplaying
AC: :33 < its how to tell when youre making something up and when its real

CG: I FEEL LIKE THAT WOULD BE JUST THE OPPOSITE
CG: I MEAN
CG: WHOA
CG: CHECK IT OUT


That's.... a pretty big frog.

AC: :33 < it comes with purractice!
AC: :33 < i mean when you
AC: :33 < ...!!!
AC: :33 < *ac stares at the frog*


At first, it seems like it's getting bigger; only after a long moment does Karkat realize that it's getting closer. Or even more correctly, they are getting closer, rushing headlong towards the vast amphibian.

It doesn't look so good. In fact, it looks like...

CG: IT LOOKS LIKE YOU, FURBALL
CG: LIKE IT'S BEEN THROUGH A WAR






Her voice is hushed.

AC: :33 < i think...
AC: :33 < i think its bl33ding.

CG: WELL DON'T LOOK AT ME!
CG: I THINK THIS IS A LITTLE OUT OF MY RANGE
CG: DO YOU THINK THE COMBINE DID THAT?


Very slowly, she shakes her head.

AC: :33 < i dont think so.
AC: :33 < meowbe your guy?
AC: :33 < the gr33n skull guy
AC: :33 < does this look like something he could do?

CG: OR JACK?
CG: I DON'T KNOW
CG: I DON'T KNOW


As they pass by the injured universe, more casualties are apparent; cosmic horrors spilling purple blood into the darkness.

CG: I DON'T LIKE THIS

The sight of the purple blood in the livid nonlight is just a little too familiar, right now. Nepeta shivers.

AC: :33 < me neither
AC: :33 < lets get out of here

CG: GREAT IDEA
CG: I THOUGHT YOU WERE DRIVING



Somewhere in the distance, farther away from the splintery cracks: a faint shimmer.

AC: :33 < there's something ofur there!
AC: :33 < i ...
AC: :33 < i think its a place?

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