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Private Hit and Run

Discussion in 'Dread Wastes' started by Bill Cipher, Jun 1, 2019.

  1. Bill Cipher

    Bill Cipher Gravity Falls

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    May 2nd, Year 108 / 8:35 PM
    @Quirrel

    It had been a while since they were part of the cult that sacrificed people to a god. While it was all good—Quirrel was saving people, Bill was secretly killing them—things were...getting into a routine.

    Quirrel didn’t mind that, but Bill sure as hell did. So he tried amping some things; situations, he teleported around the world and tried to see what he could do now that he was physically here. There was still the fact the Otherworld was closed off, but he did remember that there was a way to get to the realm physically. Princess had done that and he helped her get out of there in exchange for her blood—which he still had.

    So, if he could just manage to find an entry and exit point, he was golden!

    Right now, they were chilling in the common room some of the cultists had—the normal ones since some were just fine with being part of a cult that kidnapped and sacrificed people, while they played games and drank some weird beverages and shit.

    Quirrel was...well, annoyed by that practice, but it was fun while it lasted. Unfortunately, right now? They were having a ceremony with the more...elite members. Basically, choosing who will sacrifice the next person and become ‘one of them’.

    And the lottery fell upon...Quirrel. Well, shit. This was gonna go poorly.
     
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  2. Quirrel

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    It was a filthy equilibrium they had settled into these past two months. Quirrel did his best to just do whatever good he could in this forsaken cult while Bill did his best to enjoy himself. Thankfully, those two goals didn't always conflict with each other... but honestly, the elderly former bug was getting sick of this place. His wanderlust was calling him elsewhere. And if his familiar truly was as chaotic as he presented himself, it was a given that he'd be tired of this soon as well.

    Something had to knock over their house of cards. But he didn't expect it to happen so soon...

    The lottery had fallen on him. What a joyous occasion! Something to break the monotony, and all he had to do was survive. "This is truly an honor," he exclaimed in a completely measured voice, his face mask hiding all the panic running through his mind. "To get the chance to become so close with our Lord of Ice! What luck!" He felt like such scum, having to act like this, but it wouldn't do to object at this critical juncture.

    No doubt, his familiar was ready to help him act. They had a mutually beneficial relationship, after all. They had to help each other. "Why, I hope I shall be able to do it right... I'd hate to mess it up. I might need some help, some instruction..." he turned his head almost imperceptibly towards Bill, the last part being addressed to him secretly. Some assistance would be good while he played up his reaction to make sure nothing seemed amiss.
     
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    Quirrel was trying to back out from it. That would be the best way to go from this, but it was also difficult to actually do that, without...well, screwing things up.

    Sure, they could just bust out through the whole thing, but that’d give away the game. If things go on too long...well, that might be necessary.

    Bill noticed Quirrel looking at his direction, however, before he could offer to help or anything, one of the other members—one of the ice ones, the one in charge of this, so the head priest moved forwards.

    “You shall have it, Lurien. We shall instruct you as our Lord of Ice has done so to us. Come; let us all go to the sacrificial chamber.”

    Well, shit. This was going to go great.

    As the few members that were there followed the ice groups and Quirrel, Bill was reeling his mind. Things could get dicey; sure, he wanted to see what would happen, however...Quirrel was tied to him. Bonded.

    If he dies, Bill can kiss his body goodbye. So, he guessed that he should help.

    They started talking about their ice lord. How he was strong and powerful and all-knowing—yeah, right! As if he was all-powerful—and basically how he’ll bring Pandora to its true original state, blah, blah, blah. Bill had to refrain himself from rolling his eye cause stars, he talked too much.

    Instead, he tried to focus on how Quirrel was doing; cause once things went to the sacrificing stuff...well, they’d have to book it.
     
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  4. Quirrel

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    Bill had to be planning something! The demon could kiss his body goodbye if anything happened to Quirrel! Of course, even if there was no help, the elderly man was sure it wouldn't be impossible for him to escape. He was still pretty fast, for a human, and the command of soul that the contract gave him had enabled teleportation through soul, at least short-range teleportation.

    Escape was not impossible, just difficult.

    "Right then, let us be on our way," Quirrel exclaimed with false enthusiasm. Right, he couldn't just rely on Bill to bust him out, even if the familiar did want to help. Some effort was needed on his end. He'd go along until the last moment, to buy time, but after that they needed to act. No way would he let himself become one of the ice-touched higher members of the cult.

    As the religious proceedings commenced, he planned. His nail was with him, the cult being fine with him keeping his weapon and masks with him at all times, so there'd be no need for detours. Once he was up there, with all eyes on him, he'd need to teleport away, towards Bill, and then grab him and teleport again. He didn't have enough soul stored up to do much else, on that front, though. Hopefully, from there, Bill could use his magic to give them an edge...

    This would be easier if they had a way to communicate telepathically. A shame that their contract hadn't had a clause like that.
     
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    Despite having to help with this situation, Bill had to admit, he liked seeing Quirrel being all distressed. It amused him to no end, but he made sure his face remained the same expression.

    They were getting into the juice of the matter, Quirrel leads to the altar with someone there to be sacrificed to the Lord of Ice. It was then that Bill decided, it might be a good a time as ever to get them going.

    Subtly, Bill looked at a corner of the room and with just a thought, a spark ignited on the curtain. He let it grow slowly, before he shouted, “Oh, shit! Fire!”

    When a few people went there, Bill made two more fires pop up into existence on opposite sides of the room. There was some panic, someone screamed—it was one of those ice looking guys, having been burnt more likely.

    It was in the commotion, while the ex cathedra was trying to bring order to this chaos that Bill teleported to Quirrel’s side.

    “Let’s get the hell out of here.”
     
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    Things were starting to get a little down to the wire here. Quirrel knew that sacrificing this person was as good as sacrificing his own individuality. So the only option was to leave. Before he could make any moves, though, Bill took matters into his own hands. Flames throughout the building, drawing attention and hurting cultists.

    Sowing chaos was well within Bill's wheelhouse, so this solution really did fit him.

    When his familiar teleported to his side, Quirrel was ready to move. "Couldn't agree with you more," the masked man replied, making a small incision in the sacrifice's leg with his nail to draw a bit of soul out. They were beyond saving at this point, at least their soul would fuel his escape... sick as it made him. He drew upon the stolen Soul, laying an arm upon Bill's body and teleporting through the wall and outside the building.

    Now outside, he turned to Bill. "Do we have an escape route or are we going to plan as we go?"
     
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    Bill’s brow perked when he saw Quirrel made an incision on the sacrifice’s leg, using that soul magic the guy was so fond of. It was a bit strange, since to him, the magic felt...well, something similar to his own. It was consuming. And yet, Quirrel used it, despite his morals and all that shit.

    They teleported out of the building; some people were still around, but for now, they wouldn’t be immediately spotted. “We get out of here and kill anyone who tries to stop us! We have, say...about five minutes before they set the alarm and have them hunt us down.”

    Bill sighed, groaning in annoyance, “Going to the Otherworld would have been so much easier.” But no, he still didn’t know where that ability had gone!
     
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    "Plenty of time," the masked man remarked, looking out around him. "Just so long as we don't dawdle! We're in a nest of enemies, but that's fine." Looked clear for the moment. He pointed at an alleyway in the frozen city. "I've memorized the layout, mostly, we'll be taking the fastest path." His sense of direction never steered him wrong.

    It definitely would be easier if they could just vanish into a different plane of reality, but that clearly wasn't an option. "Well if you haven't figured out how to do that these past two months, I doubt you'll figure it out now," Quirrel remarked, not turning back to look at him. "We'll have to do it the old-fashioned way, can't just ride out on a stag or what have you."

    He gestured towards the small side path he had pointed to a few moments ago. "Down there, less people and it will take us closer to escaping."
     
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    Bill didn’t comment on the dawdling since he could have left Quirrel behind, but he didn’t. Because he liked having this body. And excuse him, but he has found a way to the Otherworld—thanks to some portals scattered here and there—but he would prefer his usual way!

    “Watch your mouth, Sophos. You won’t like me when I’m mad.” His one eye flashed red, before returning to a normal hue. He didn’t like it that his familiar was rubbing in a failure—well, if it wasn’t for some idiot that just decided to cast a spell to see what happens, they wouldn’t be in this mess, to begin with!

    Bill gestured for Quirrel to lead the way since he knew the way. And it didn’t hurt for him to lead, just in case, they get attacked.
     
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    ...Quirrel had gotten too comfortable with Bill. The normal care with which he chose words while talking to the demon had slipped, and now tensions were flaring at a time when there were really more pressing matters to focus on. "I meant nothing by it, but alright," the masked man said in an attempt to try pushing the issue off until later. "I apologize for my words." Later he could talk it out more effectively, but right now they were busy.

    Walking casually yet quickly, like he had nothing to worry about, Quirrel lead Bill around. Until the alarm was raised, acting like nothing was wrong would be the best way to slip past people. Down an alleyway they went, emerging into a street with a few regular cult members loitering around. Not a single one of the blue-skinned upper echelon was there, though.

    Noticing someone approaching them out of the corner of his eye, the former bug made a quick assessment. Didn't look hostile, seemed more like someone who was new here and was going to ask for directions. They didn't have time for that, though! "I can't believe I lost track of the time!" he exclaimed to Bill, loudly enough for people nearby to notice. "We need to step up the pace, no detours." The cultist who was approaching them stopped upon hearing that, and then walked away towards another person to ask whatever question he had.

    Look busy, and people won't bother you.
     
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