All the guys, plus Stella (Weee rose among the thorns )
You are awakened very much the same way as the rest of Garden, by the sounds and the smell, and similarly discover that there's an electricity outage. Sensing some commotion outside your dorms, you step out to find that most of your neighbours are complaining about the same things, but none of them know the cause for it.
"Members of the Trinity Mission report here immediately!" A female with a loud speaker hollers further down the hall, her voice familiar and authoritative.
Sho managed to pull on his shoes as he stumbled out of his dorm, shouting "Deo!" as he passed by the sleeping bomber's figure. His door was open, and everything was dark, but there were voices everywhere...and not all of them were his fellow SeeDs.
Someone was chanting.
"The heck??" Sho peeked out, and that was when he heard Xu.
"Members of the Trinity Mission report here immediately!"
Sho's usually smiling mouth was set in a grim line. "Deo, we're being summoned!" he called behind him. "I'm going on ahead. Just followed Xu's beautiful, shrieking voice to find the office, alright? Aa, and don't steal any of my 'Timber Maniacs' magazines!!"
With that word of warning, Sho ran out and sprinted down the hall. "'Scuse me, SeeD soldier running to his doom coming through, thank you~~!!!"
Post by Hadrian D'arcell on Apr 3, 2006 17:19:10 GMT -5
Hadrian pulled himself up, still clutching his head from the eerie migraine he had just felt. With all the unexplained event and the chanting, someone was definitely casting a spell. There was a logical explanation for all of this, and Garden was under seige.
The female voice in the speaker was relieving to hear, as well as the several SeeDs peeking out of their dorm room in perplexity. It just showed that he hadn't completely lost his mind. He pulled out his handy scanner to know his coordinates, and found out that he wasn't in the same place as before. The floor plan was skewed, and the whole dorm hall looked different. He ran along the gunk-covered corridor, completely disoriented, in search of the exit, but stopped when he saw a familiar face running past him. Grabbing the end of his shirt, he tugged him back forcefully and recognized the guy as Sho.
"Hey! Wait up! Where you going? Where's the others?" he bombarded the blue-haired guy with question. "This whole place has changed!"
"'Scuse me, 'scuse me--gahickkkk!!" Sho choked when someone suddenly grabbed the sleeveless, white muscle shirt, causing the collar to constrict. Sho almost fell backwards into his assailant, but the martial artist managed to right himself and wheel around, pulling his shirt away from the killer grip of...Hadrian D'arcell.
"Ha--" Sho began, but Hadrian beat him to it.
"Hey! Wait up! Where you going? Where's the others? This whole place has changed!"
"Hi! Can't wait! Headed to Xu's. Everyone's everywhere, and yeah, the whole place is kinda freaky!" Sho rattled off, answering Hadrian's every question and comment in the exact same order. "Anyway, come on, Xu's calling, and you know how women get when they've waited a while."
Sho turned around, studying the strange hallway. "I'm just following the sound of our Headmistress' sweet voice," he told Hadrian, before setting off at a sprint again. "Hurry and catch up, Geeker Boy!!"
Post by Diego Stanton on Apr 4, 2006 1:46:51 GMT -5
Deo: Hey who you callin' a thorn >( XD
"5... 5 more minutes.." Deo murmured underneath the covers. He kept his eyelids tightly shut.
"Deo, we're being summoned!"
"....noo 2 more minutes."
"I'm going on ahead. Just followed Xu's beautiful, shrieking voice to find the office, alright? Aa, and don't steal any of my 'Timber Maniacs' magazines!!" Sho shouted before Deo heard the dorm room slam shut.
"Okay.. okay..you go ahead." Deo said with his eyes still closed. He waited for a few seconds before peeping his head above the covers.
Is he gone?
The second he lifted his head, the stench hit him full force like a speeding train.
"UGH!!!!!!!!" Deo jumped out bed, wondering crazily where the smell was coming from. He couldn't pinpoint it: the smell was coming from everywhere. He could hear Xu's commands blaring from the speakers, along with muffled screaming coming from outside of the door.
Okay, something's definently not right here.
Deo threw on his jacket, pushed up the sleeves and grabbed his fresh new supply of bombs from Sho's desk. He tied his sack to his belt and opened the door.
What the?!? Deo gaped at the distored hallways and fleshy walls. Am I still in the Garden!??!
Deo saw Hadrian and Sho farther down the hallway.
"What the fuck is going on?!!?" Deo yelled at them.
Sleep is the best thing in the world, Deo believes, because he can escape reality by hiding in his mind
Jax had always been a light sleeper. So it was no surprise that Xu's booming announcement quickly woke him up. His room was pitch dark as he had forgotten to change the bulb on his only lamp. As he bumbled around the room searching for a shirt, Jax noticed there was a strange smell floating in the room. It was somewhat fish-like, and yet awful. He glanced at an old tray of food that looked like it had been sitting there for a week, and decided that that must have been the source. Still dark, Jax finally found his shirt and began to make his way towards the door as Xu made another announcement.
"Members of the Trinity Mission report here immediately!"
He heard the urgency in her voice. Headmistress was normally quite composed and in control of her emotions. The almost shrill tone of her command revealed that something was terrible wrong. With that, Jax flung open his door was completely shocked.
Streaks of blood across once pristine walls. Flesh, meat, and fat, seared everywhere. Younger cadets had already begin to gather in the hallway, many of whom were in tears, horrified by what they saw.
Jax wanted to comfort them, reassure them all that the Xu had everything under control, but he couldn't when he himself didn't know what the hell was going on. To his left, he saw a panicked Deo running towards Sho and Hadrian.
""What the fuck is going on?!!?"
Jax ran over to meet them, when he suddenly remembered something.
"Members of the Trinity Mission report here immediately!"
Stella awoke to the noise with a loud groan. It was such a lovely dream too. Why oh why did Xu have to attach her to this group of people? She would much rather sleep in. And what the hell was that smell? Her next door neighboor must have been doing one of his weird science projects again.
With a grumble Stella climbed out of bed and stumbled over to her closet. It only took a few moments to pull on one of her classic black suits. Her black boots came next, laces tight.
With a soft sigh she opened her gun case looking down at her shiny Lyric and Rhyme resting among the red velvet inside.
"Ready to get dirty boys?" she asked them softly running her hands over the smooth newly polished metal. With a little smirk she lifted them with a twirl and holstered them.
She left the peace of her room and headed out into the hall way stopping short. It was a scene of chaos outside. The walls were covered in... something.
"Hello?" Stella called out as she drew her guns once more. Keeping her back to the wall of goo she headed down the corridor, alert and ready for any enemies.
Sho barely made it a step before someone shouted at him again. He turned around. Deo. Sho opened his mouth to reply but another voice stopped him. Sho blinked in the darkness. Jax. Hadrian. They were all asking questions.
"Aa, okay okay okay!!" Sho shouted, clapping his hands over his ears. He pointed to Deo. "You! The Garden is obviously under attack, so Xu's calling the team out." Then to Hadrian. "Geeker Boy! Better make sure Deo doesn't get lost." Then he turned to Jax. "Jax, I think you and I should go check on the girls, like you suggested." His tone was brisk. "We'll go to their hall, see how they are, and then we're headed to Xu."
Sho moved past Deo and Hadrian, gesturing for Jax to lead the way. The martial artist glanced back at the hacker and the bomber. "Aa, you guys go on ahead," he commanded. "We'll bring the girls as soon as we can."
"Stop calling me geeker boy, will ya?" Hadrian grumbled. "And sure, we'll wait for you guys outside! Just hurry up."
"There you are," a female voice said, catching the attention of the four men. "We've been tracking you down all this time. Are the speaker still functional here? I hope you heard my announcement." The woman strode towards them. She had blonde hair pulled into a bun, had blue eyes behind her glasses, had a nice figure, and an austere, yet beautiful face. "All of you should follow me." There was no doubting it. The woman was Quistis Trepe. She had aged a little, but other than that, everything about her was pretty much the same. "Don't worry about the other half of them, someone should be there looking for them too. Is this all of the men? "
The rose a.k.a StellaXD
You walked along the corridor, alerting yourself from any possible danger when a male voice addressed you.
"Stella Artos, right?" he said, and you whipped around to see a man with brushed back blonde hair, reading from a profile list. The scar on his forehead was unmistakable and he lifted his emerald eyes to face you. "A SeeD from the Trinity mission, huh...Come with me." Though his features were more mature now, you could tell that the guy in front of you was none other than Seifer Almasy.
Sho snapped a perfect SeeD salute the minute that Quistis Trepe had stopped talking. "SeeD officer Sho Miyavi, SeeD Trepe," he introduced himself in the typical protocol. Usually ID numbers were involved, but whatever. "And no, ma'am, this isn't all of the men. We're missing...uhm..." Sho blinked, dropping his 'attention' stance and glancing around at the rest of the males. "What was his name?" he asked Hadrian blankly. "The blonde kid at the beach."
< ...Rayden, > Zephyr spoke quietly in his mind.
"Rayden!" Sho answered himself, turning back to Quistis Trepe. "We're missing Rayden...Sharpola, SeeD Trepe."
Standing at attention, feet together, hands behind his back, Sho awaited the blonde SeeD's orders.
Jax raised an eyebrow. So it hadn't been Xu belting over the intercom, but none other than the beautiful Miss Quistis Trepe. Who would've thought that such a pretty face would be capable of yelling that loud? But Jax knew better than to be fooled. You don't ever piss off SeeD Trepe, unless you're looking for a blow to the head.
"We're missing Rayden...Sharpola, SeeD Trepe," said Sho who was standing besides him.
With his feet firmly planted to the floor, arms fixed at his side, Jax added, "And with all due respect m'am, I would like to have permission to check on the condition of my fellow teammates in the girl's dormitory."
A second after he finished speaking, all three heard a horrendous scream echoing in through the hallways.
Taking that as his cue, Jax heaved Ravaner onto his shoulder and took off running. As he sprinted through the corridor, he turned his head and shouted, "Hey Miyavi! You comin?"
It was as if Sho was on automatic. Out of the corner of his eye he saw Jax moving, brandishing a beautiful-looking weapon of mass destruction and making his way down the hall. Sho was already after him, only a step behind, close enough. Jax glanced back and yelled,
"Hey Miyavi! You comin'?"
Sho grinned. Jax knew. Maybe they would get their asses in detention for disobeying an officer ranked higher than them - Quistis Trepe hadn't given them permission to leave - but Sho knew that Jax was only intent on one thing.
< Milady Gemma. >
Sho grinned as he kept pace easily with the pilot. Jax was protective, almost unbearably so. Gemma was a big girl - she could take of herself.
Sho almost laughed. < Then again, so are Jun, Curly Fries, and Pixie. And here I am running to try and save the day. They'd just kick our asses. >
They were almost there, Sho suddenly realized. The girls' corridor was just around the corner.
The two of you excused yourself from Quistis Trepe, following the sound of the scream down the hallway. You arrived at the source and saw a woman sitting on the ground covered with muck. It appeared that she had tripped for she didn't look like she was enjoying the repugnant thing all over her elite SeeD uniform.
"Oh, for the love of Hyne!!" she barked, vexed, trying to brush off the sticky muck on her. "Where are they? And where the heck did Quisty go?" she mumbled irritably, looking around the place. You caught sight of her face and you already recognized the woman as Selphie Tilmitt--another respected veteran from the previous sorceress war.
Sho almost skidded to a stop, almost falling onto Selphie Tilmitt. Once again he snapped a SeeD salute, but it was getting old. "SeeD officer Sho Miyavi, ma'am!" he said. Then he moved to the 'at ease' position. "Ma'am, who are you looking for??" he asked in confusion.
Stella spun around when he first spoke, readying her pistols. But upon seeing he was a SeeD lowered them right away clearing her throat.
"A SeeD from the Trinity mission, huh...Come with me."
Oh my god. That's Seifer Almasy.Stella nodded shortly and followed after him, trying to keep her cool. Of all the times to meet the hottest guy in Balamb Garden. It was soooooo romantic to be walking along a goo covered hallway with him. Oh she would follow him all right, right off a cliff into the ocean.
Stella blinked and flushed the thoughts out of her head trying to keep focused. Just follow him and don't lose sight of him, the situation is dangerous. But it won't hurt to just... look... at him as you follow..