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Anya Lehnsherr | Earth 97400 ([personal profile] fridgetothefire) wrote2015-05-17 09:46 pm

072 ☣ Last night I was a cypress tree

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[Anya looks very tired, but a great deal more put together than last time - except for the crumbling remnants of bone spikes, like the bases of marble columns in Roman ruins, like terrible broken teeth, now almost entirely covered by the admiral's cap.]

Some of you remember the mirror barge, and some of you don't. You can ask your neighbor for the gory details if you want. The point is, the ship was in bad shape. Worse than now. And the other barge was - feeding on it, as far as we could tell, parasitically. The walls were rotting, and the Admiral needed to conserve power to chase the other ship before we were eroded entirely.

There was a warden, then, who'd been on the ship for - four years? Five? Longer than anyone but Arthas, I think. And when I asked her, she said she'd never seen everyone on the barge manage to work together to do anything.

But we did. People volunteered, and wardens agreed to certain unanimous incentives for inmates, and the whole ship, more or less, helped me keep the place in one piece until we could reverse the drain. I....

[She trails off for a moment, then blinks, comes back to herself, scrubs a hand down her face, pops a bottle of advil out of her desk drawer and swallows two dry.]

We all assume we can't work together, that we'll squabble and go our own ways because most of the time, that's what works. But we can. When we have to.

It - takes it out of me, when I dare try to will us to sail straight. When I try to get lost inmates back, there's no exhaustion, no headaches, nothing. So this is something we can affect. We should try to do it together, instead of haphazard and maybe hitting each other with our metaphorical oars.

Everyone who's gotten some of this, if you're willing - and I know there's a lot we don't know, and nobody has to, but if you're willing to try with me - I think we should pick a common goal. Somewhere on early twenty-first century earth would be best, I think, since that seems to be...common, in whatever neighborhood or transdimensional archipelago we're usually traveling through. But the direction doesn't matter so much as long as we can agree on one. And then take it in shifts, to keep ourselves stable and the pressure steady, too.

Thoughts?


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[A few days after his arrival, she goes to slip a pamphlet under his door, just in case.]
tucky: (sorry about your mile-long vagina)

[personal profile] tucky 2015-05-18 03:13 am (UTC)(link)
I'll help.

Cassel was talking about New York before. We could try that.
americasdirtiest: (can we get this show on the road)

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[personal profile] americasdirtiest 2015-05-18 03:33 am (UTC)(link)
Not New York.

[He wasn't planning on joining the conversation, but he needs to chime in there.]
tucky: (what's he going to do)

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Why not? I'd love to go to New York.

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patheticvillain: (ʭ we are fake)

[personal profile] patheticvillain 2015-05-18 03:29 am (UTC)(link)
[He was already thinking about her. He saw the Admiral-or-not-quite announcement a few days ago, imagined how frazzled she must be, how exhausted, after Pietro. But he knows that she will bear up under pressure, because she always does. Because she's Anya, and that's how she functions: by continuing, despite.]

[When he sees her post, he takes it into himself, plays it on repeat over and over from where he's curled up in a dark corner of the library. All the things she says, all the strength she gives to the people on this ship who are more likely than not to lash out at her for what she's saying, the majesty of her. He doesn't think he deserves a sister like this.]

[But he will take advantage of her anyway. That's why he shows up at her door, a bottle of Campari in one hand, vodka in the other, bags under his eyes and a bruise on his temple. His knock is as desolate as knocks can get, a one-two death rattle. He's giving up as soon as his feet get his body inside.]
patheticvillain: (ʭ now the time is here)

[personal profile] patheticvillain 2015-05-18 03:44 am (UTC)(link)
Yeah.

[He manages a crooked smile of that, a bastard's grin, all teeth and no charm, oozes his way inside after her and kicks the door shut behind him. He loves her for all of her right now, her exhaustion and her frankness and her stupid beautiful windowseat. Handing her a bottle, he collapses not on the seat but on the floor in front of it, leaning his head back with a thunk against the wall.]

I feel fucking awful.

You feel fucking awful, Anya?

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[Compared to how he should be, Pietro's slow as fuck right now. But fast enough to catch the sound of someone at his door and get there before they can slip away. He yanks the door open hard enough that the cheerful wooden letters - P and W - rattle on the door.

It's her.

He's still not sure who she is, or why she knows things about him she shouldn't. But he saw the announcement. How could he miss it? He hadn't replied then, but it'd stirred something in him. It felt familiar. She has one hell of a presence, that's for sure. Pietro isn't even quite sure how to react to her, now, so he just stands in the doorway for a second, frozen.]
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[There's a long, tense moment where Pietro forgets to breathe. Not sure if he's mad, or frightened, or... what, exactly. Then he glances down at the paper in her hand, and lets the air out of his lungs in a quiet huff.]

At least you didn't make it pop out of nowhere like a dick.

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[personal profile] leavetreadmarks 2015-05-18 04:31 am (UTC)(link)
I'm in.

Do you think location matters? Where we focus from, I mean.

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[personal profile] warisart 2015-05-18 04:34 am (UTC)(link)
[Ben hates this. He hates the unknown variable of committing to using something that he doesn't understand, he hates feeling heavy and listless, he hates that he just got Anya back and she is committing to this so soon.

Which, of course, means only one thing as far as he's concerned. Especially now that Abigail is gone.
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I will help. [Low, but firm.]

I will also collect source material from the library once a destination is agreed upon, for those that wish to help but are not familiar with it to utilize.

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maytakecenturies: (cause you feed me fables)

[personal profile] maytakecenturies 2015-05-18 04:41 am (UTC)(link)
No.

[Fuck Earth, but early twenty-first century Earth? No. No. She will make herself sick trying to steer it elsewhere.]

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Oh! Can we go to Albania? I hear there's been fantastic werewolf sightings there.

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omar: (that's up to y'all really)

[personal profile] omar 2015-05-18 11:52 pm (UTC)(link)
What you think about Baltimore?
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velocette: (the greeks got 'em)

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I don't know what the twenty-first century is like, or how to imagine it. I assume there aren't flying cars?

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[personal profile] routemistress 2015-05-19 06:12 pm (UTC)(link)
[Iris answers on audio, because right now she's in bed with a cool damp towel over her aching eyes.]

'Ey Anya. I've been putting everything I can into trying to make the ship well, I 'aven't been thinking too 'ard about where to point 'er. But I s'pose a spell in dry dock wouldn't 'urt.

Wouldn't it be better to try for somewhere with stellar and temporal engineers, though?

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formerself: (police station)

[personal profile] formerself 2015-05-19 07:34 pm (UTC)(link)
I can take a shift. Ain't never been to Paris but I know what it looks like.

[It's the plan he'd have come up with himself if he was at all comfortable with the dynamics of a multidimensional spaceship. Give him a few months.]

What happens when we get there, though?

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