02 December 2012 @ 11:36 pm
You've walked for what feels like ages down the highway as a group- all those who chose uncertain freedom over certain death. Within an hour, Mayfield became a distant speck on the horizon before ultimately fading into the hills and trees. The only sign of the place you've escaped is the sky, which remains an eerie brown even after night falls and you've put Mayfield hours behind you.

Try as you might, it's impossible not to imagine that you've been led into a trap. What if this is all part of some new sick game of Johnson's- or even Zemekis'? It certainly wouldn't be the first time. What if the events of the past few months- saving Annie, Gray's "ghost", Zemekis' apparent death -what if it's all been nothing but the latest in a long tradition of Mayfield's-

These thoughts fade when you see the first sunbeam.

This road isn't like the ones before: the roads that looped endlessly into themselves, inevitably leading back to where they began. This road has an end.

Keep walking forward and you'll find yourself in a new town, both similar to Mayfield and utterly unlike it. The buildings here are crude and unfinished- the streets little better than paved paths of dirt. There are no drones here, no hazmats, no one in sight other than you and your companions. But all of these things are nothing more than trivial details, when compared to what you feel the moment you enter its boundaries.

There's power here- you can feel it in your fingertips. Each and every one of you can, from the most godlike seraph to the most ordinary human: power, faint but unmistakable. The power to build a world, and to destroy it. The same power that's been lorded over you for four years... but now, it's yours to command.

You can create a new life here. It isn't the home you remember- the home you remember, after all, was never yours to begin with. For some of you, that's a blessing. For others, it's a hard truth you'll have to live with. But even though you can't go home, with the power you've been given, it might just be possible to bring home to you. Bits and pieces of it- locations you remember, small creatures from your world- no people, though. That's one power Annie decided not to give you.

The place you've found isn't perfect- there will be work, hard work, and pain. The place you've found is your own: there are no overseers here, no Zemekis, no Johnson. The place you've found may not be paradise- but it's the nearest thing you're going to get.

You've found, at last, a better place to live.
02 December 2012 @ 12:41 am
event: the end  
[By the time Johnson's voice crackles over the radio, most of you have probably already evacuated your homes. Outside, the town appears to have gone to hell, with hazmats both glitched and "normal" ransacking the place and attacking anything that moves. Glitch holes litter the sky, buzzing and stretching, contorting the world into a nightmare horizon.

Johnson's voice doesn't sound angry anymore: it sounds afraid, and sad.]

You can't leave. I won't allow it... I control this place, I control you! I control everything! I... I get to be the one running the experiments, this time, not...

[There's a quiet sound that could be any number of things. Weeping? Laughing? It's hard to say.] Come back. Please come back. I won't hurt you, just- stay. You have to stay. Mayfield is perfect, I can fix this, I can... I can...

[her voice fades out; Annie's fades in.]

I don't know who's left, but whoever can hear this, don't listen to her. She's sorry now, but it won't be long before she's at your throats again.

This place, Mayfield, it's going under. The simulation won't last much longer at this rate. The one I'm sending you to should last for a while, a few years at least, but I don't know if it'll last forever. That's something for you to figure out, I suppose... [she coughs again- and it doesn't sound healthy.]

I'm sorry. I wish I could go with you, to show you how to work things, but I... I want to stay here, with her. I don't have much longer anyway, and I think it's best if the two of us are here, when Mayfield goes down. We're the last two left, so... it's kind of fitting, don't you think?

[silence for a moment, and then:] I know you probably won't believe me, but there was a time when we were actually happy here. Some of my best memories are from Mayfield, when things were good, before Zemekis went mad. I know a lot of you can't forgive him, and I don't blame you. But I really do believe that in the beginning, all he wanted was to save us from the wasteland. To give us a place we could call home.

I know that what he said... about you being copies... I know that it upset you. But if it means anything at all, I never knew the people you were copied from. But even before you saved me, I was watching you from the Library. I watched you live here, I watched you fight, I watched you laugh. So... to me, you're not copies. You're more real than any of us ever were. [you can only hear the words, but somehow you know: Annie smiles.] Good luck out there. Don't you forget about me! And... thank you, for everything.

...I'll miss you guys.

[And that's when the radio cuts out- for the last time.]
01 December 2012 @ 10:23 pm
34th Magic Bullet  
[So, turns out it actually wasn't that hard for Yuna to get over her clone issues, thanks to some particularly inspiring speeches from her father figure, her best friend from home, and other assorted parties.  She's got the best friends ever.  And any other lingering issues preventing her from wanting to work hard to get out of Mayfield and return home to Mahora Academy have been utterly blown away by the sudden announcement that the highway is open and actually leads somewhere now.  No one said where, exactly, but she's pretty sure it's got to be better than here.  So after packing up her regains and some assorted foodstuffs and cramming them into a backpack, Yuna transforms into her pactio costume and tears off out the front door, running at breakneck pace toward the edge of town.]

Hahaha!  We're finally going home!

[It seems that all of her daily training in both athletic and magical pursuits has paid off in spades: Yuna's running through the streets of Mayfield at a far faster clip than she was able to when she first arrived, and doesn't even seem to be getting winded.  All the adrenaline and sudden excitement is certainly helping, too.  She keeps an eye out for any of her friends that might need help getting out along the way, but she's mostly keeping her body moving, making short pauses only to fire magically enhanced bullets or flaming arrow spells at any and all hazmats she sees as she goes, clearing a path as best she can for anyone else making the trip.]

C'mon, follow me!

01 December 2012 @ 11:24 pm
Final Theft [Action]  
[Zidane could not send everyone home. He could not go home himself.....well, he did not have a 'home' to begin with. He could not save Dagger either and he was having a lot of conflicted and guilty feelings over that, despite the fact that she wasn't the real Dagger.

What he could do, however, was get as many people as possible out of Mayfield and to that Highway. What would happen when they got there, he did not know but one thing was for sure....if they all stayed in Mayfield, they would die for certain!

Which was why Zidane is trying to get as many people out as possible. He may be knocking on your door or calling for you if you're on the front porch]

Hey! C'mon, we've gotta get outta here right now!

[And if you aren't moving for whatever reason.....you've given up or you're just not paying attention for whatever reason, well.....he's going to pick you up and drag you, anyway. Have fun with that.]
01 December 2012 @ 12:38 pm
Connected 5: Trinity  
Action 769 Bunker Street

[Sora's got his things and his running around the house to find Riku and Carrie. It was just them now and even though Sora didn't get that much time to know Carrie well, he wasn't about to abandon her either. Plus, Riku is his best friend, clone or not. When he's got his things ready he opens up the car that was left behind and begins to turn it on.]

Riku! Carrie! Come on we gotta move!

01 December 2012 @ 09:06 am
[That's it, then. Time to leave. Hajime's tearing out of town on his motorcycle, but he's not taking a direct route to do so. No, he's driving around making sure others have a chance to escape, even if he's slowly moving in the direction of the exit.

Don't worry about those hazmats. Kamen Rider Chalice aboard his motorcycle will come jumping over something to ram into them, buying you some time to escape.]

Hurry up and run! I'll take care of them!
01 December 2012 @ 08:58 am
[Trying to escape from the town and the hazmats on foot? Have no fear, Blue Beetle is here! A large insect-shaped craft will touch down nearby and the hatch will open. Ted will wave you inside.]

Come with me if you want to live!

[...he's always wanted to say that.]
01 December 2012 @ 07:34 am
The Last Cup  
[Crown has taken to the streets. Not knowing how to drive a car is a hiderance but he's booking it. He's setting infernos off with his sword burning any kind of creature that gets in his way. When he does this to a hazmat, he learns to never set those things on fire.

In any case, he's moving. Any child that he comes across that's on foot he's instantly taken them with his free hand making them move faster, but anyone else he'll just be running passed. He needs a lift guys. Anyone willing to offer?]
01 December 2012 @ 12:03 am
The End  
[Sirius will be driving to Lily and Remus' house, grabbing them as fast as he can and getting out.]
30 November 2012 @ 10:52 pm
38th Blood | Whoops time to go  

Well, I guess it's time to leave. Hopefully it isn't some kind of stupid trap.

Anyway, I'm gonna go over there. If anyone needs help I'll help you out...everything's going kinda crazy.

[Filtered to Ciel/Marisa and Merem]

I assume I don't have to worry about any of you, right? If I do don't worry, I'll swoop in to your rescue.

Don't worry, I won't leave "little Ciel" behind either.

[Action | All around town heading toward the highway]

[Arcueid's out, making her way toward the highway. She'll be stopping to break up clusters of Hazmats trying to harass citizens, so if anyone needs help this'll be your glittering White Princess in shining armor.]
30 November 2012 @ 11:46 pm
Final Seal Unlocked  
[time was of the essence right now and the Shadow Immortal did know the value of getting a move on when time was running short.

the minute he heard the call, Dainn left his house. he was sick of this place, copy or not, true or not, he hated being closed up in what felt like a box. he hated being controlled. if he could never leave that was fine. anything to get out of this stupid place and away from that stupid woman who thought she could control him.

so he makes his way through the town, blasting hazmats with bits of Dark Matter. oddly enough though, Dainn will stop if he sees someone in trouble. it'll be brief but he'll still offer some firepower.]

This is getting to be troublesome...
30 November 2012 @ 11:50 pm
 [Jeanne had been doing her best to hide from everything and everyone since her defeat at the hands of humans. Now, however, things have been pushed too far. Despite having gone even more mad with fear, the swarming of haz-mats and whatever else hazards Mayfield has to offer has riled her rage. Especially in the wake of the message with a promise of possible freedom. Arming herself with kitchen knives, Jeanne now stalks the streets of Mayfield, firing her flames at any and all haz-mats.]

For The Black King! For The Ends!

Burn! Burn! In the name of The Black King!

[Bursts of fire fly from her hands chaotically, careful to stay out of her line of fire, though she can be a potential ally if goaded toward attacking the Mayfield forces more specifically...]
30 November 2012 @ 11:50 pm
Final Key  
So...the place is starting to finally go to hell huh?

[Marvelous is busy as hell, cutting down any hazmat guys in his path. Help out, or call for help. He's still technically a hero after all. But he is moving fast, so be quick.]
30 November 2012 @ 10:31 pm
Last call  
[ Ilsa has been watching the web of people in Mayfield, and unsuccessfully attempting to unhook Johnson's control from them.

With the latest of messages from Johnson and Annie, Ilsa goes to her next not-quite-plan. Grabbing the altar case, she heads to the garage. She silently apologizes to the Nash Rambler waiting there as she throws the case in the back, and gets in.

Not bothering to open the door, she backs out as fast as the Rambler will allow with Tarvek's modifications. She is making a sweep of town, searching out the links to the rest of the aware lights in town, thankful that Mayfield was set in the days of Detroit-Steel-and-Plenty-of-It designs.

The station wagon screeches to a halt in front of lone runners and groups, and Ilsa yells.

30 November 2012 @ 11:47 pm
Final Case  
Agghhh! Why'd I have to give up the bike!?

[Shoutaro is busy, searching for people that are having trouble getting along, using the rooftops as a vantage point.

He'll try to help ANYONE in trouble, so just give a shout. Especially if he knows you.]
30 November 2012 @ 11:43 pm
[Whatever place Yuki had trapped her in finally gave way once the call was given... and now she found herself in what seemed to be Hell. Sasami began to panic as she saw her surroundings, left completely out of the loop. What was going to happen now? Was she going to be left behind? Or, worse, murdered?]

...someone? Anyone? HELP!
30 November 2012 @ 11:45 pm
[Jenny is on a grab and go mission as soon as the announcement is made. Anyone she's decided she gives a damn about (And anyone she can convince to let her do it) She's grabbing and running through the lines. First, before anyone else is Henry. To Jenny Henry is the most important person in this hellhole and she refuses to let the kid get left behind or killed trying to escape. If anyone is getting the hell out of here it's him.

After Henry's out she'll be going back and forth grabbing people.

(ooc: If you want your character to be grabbed by her just comment here)]
30 November 2012 @ 11:40 pm
Egg Post Final Version  
[With Annie's call, Eggman didn't have to be told twice! Riding in the Egg Walker and flanked by so many Egg Robos, Egg Pawns and the Mecha Sonic, all Eggman could to is run and try not to be killed.]

This is ridiculous! I was going to take over this place! Not let it do this! Oh, how I HATE that witch!

[As the hazmat men start arriving, the robots make their move, tackling, shooting and all around trying to save Eggman from them.]

Keep up or you'll be left behind!
30 November 2012 @ 11:36 pm
The Final Dream  

[You didn't have to tell Nozomi twice to get moving! Things are going to hell in a handbasket and Nozomi wasn't going to stay and let it get this way! Still as Cure Dream, she ripped open the closet door and picked up the still tied up Hayate.]

Don't worry, I'm getting you out of here, too... just... try not to kill me if you're still trying to.

[And making sure Rin was with them, Nozomi began racing for the highway, leaping and bounding over the arriving hazmats, making sure to avoid them.]
30 November 2012 @ 11:17 pm
[The race for the finish line is on! Every man for himself! Reach the end or don't reach anywhere at all!

Lucas naturally, immediately heads as far away from the highway as possible towards the people who live at the far end of town. Not without good reason, though.

Through the streets of Mayfield barrels a giant... head at high speed. Hovercraft, actually.  Anything it runs over is squished, drone, hazmat, bear, or otherwise. Even if some of those weren't even in the town anymore. It screeches to a halt in the middle of most streets, and a boy covered in bloody stains will hop out and scream as loudly as he can.]


[So he did his lose his temper sometimes.  Sort of.]