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Open it's our town (everybody scream), this is halloween

Discussion in 'Ark City' started by Thea Queen, Oct 7, 2018.

  1. Thea Queen

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    Open to everyone who'd be interested! (yes, this includes party-crashers. It's not an event at Verdant unless something terrible happens)
    30th of October... Late

    Well, it was time. Thea hadn't tried throwing a big event at Verdant since coming to Pandora. Back at home, someone had always crashed it somehow. Either they tried to blow it up, take someone (usually her) hostage, or occasionally both. She'd blame it on the location, but it seemed to be more of a Queen thing than anything. Either way, she had pulled an all-dayer, making sure that everything was in place and ready for the night.

    The club was decorated in its usual green theme, but Thea had opted for a slightly... paler one, that seemed to almost glow in the dark. On top of this, there were hidden UV lights about the place, making everything white brighter. There were traditional Halloween decorations, of course. Nothing too disturbing, but fake cobweb hung from the railings and balcony, dark green fake spiders attached. Two Jack-O-Lanterns sat on the bar, glowing from inside out, not from the use of typical candles, but instead with an enchantment that made the light ebb and flow in time with the music. Turns out, one of her waitresses was a witch in training. Thea made a mental note to give her a raise. In the corners, a couple of skeletons sat, also enchanted to grab anyone that stayed in grabbing range for too long.

    This was just the general area, of course. The VIP Lounge was done far more classily, lit purely by candlelight from Jack-O-Lanterns, as well as the occasional string of fairy lights strung on the walls (Thea had always had a soft spot for fairy lights, so the chance to use them in decorating wasn't one she was going to pass up so easily). The couches strewn about had green cushions on them now, but that was about it.

    Most importantly, the basement was locked. Very locked. Thea was the only one who knew the combination, as far as her staff knew, it stored old furniture, and that was it. She occasionally went down to check on it, and that was all it was.

    Everything was in place. Thea herself was wearing a green and black dress that looked like it was made out of cobwebs. Not her usual style, but she thought she should get into the theme. The bouncers (both of them had been asked to attend for tonight) were in their usual suits, but with green Halloween themed ties, while the bartenders and waiters wore various costumes. Thea's only stipulation had been no "slutty" anything. It wasn't creative, or clever, or classy. She even had a spare stock of costumes in case anyone had tried that. No one did, happily (one of them did get used, but only because one of her waiters apparently couldn't afford one, as he was supporting a kid he had adopted. He got a raise, too) . Thea knew that there was a reason she liked her staff.

    The DJ was ready, everything was ready. With a breath, the lights and music started, and Thea opened the floodgates. With a nod to the bouncers and bartenders, earpieces for communication in everyone's ear, simply so that any issues could be fixed promptly, the crowd started to fill the dance floor. Thea promptly retreated to the VIP Lounge, so she could keep an eye on everything going on.

    Everything was fine.

    For now.
     
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  2. Setsuna

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    Setsuna had been hunting in the woods the previous day. The problem is that she, as usual, fell into a pit and had just been taken out of it a few hours earlier. To make her misfortune worse, a raccoon fell into the pit too and, scared, attacked her. Hopefully though, it didn’t truly hurt her, just slightly ripped some of her usual blue and white outfit.

    Her outfit was now slightly ripped, dirty from the fall, her hair was messy and her face covered in mud from when she fell into a puddle after spotting a rabbit. She had miraculously caught the animal, though, and it was now attached to her belt. Add her bow and arrows to her outfit, and the archer was perfect for Halloween.

    The problem is, Setsuna had no idea about what Halloween was, and she especially didn’t know it was taking place on that precise day.

    And finally, it was clearly not her day, she accidentally got lost in the woods while trying to go back to Misty Hollow, and arrived in another town she had never been to. The teenager saw a big group of people waiting in front of a building, all wearing strange clothes and she took the decision to go see them and ask about her whereabouts. Unfortunately, no one listened to her, they were all too eager to enter the building when the doors opened. Setsuna followed them inside to finally have an answer to her question.

    As she got in, she noticed the pale green light, the cobwebs, and the skeletons.
    Oooh... that looks creepy…” she said, apathetically.

    The archer approached the dance floor to ask people how to go back to Misty Hollow, but she suddenly ended up trapped inside the crowd of disguised dancers, pushed by them in every direction.
    Oh no… not again…

    The blue-haired girl took the decision that, if she stayed there for at least 30 minutes, she’d start shooting arrows in the air for people to notice and save her from this.

     
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  3. Ben Reilly

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    Halloween was the only time when moving through the cities and towns above ground without swinging on a web became easier when in costume because he could then claim his Suit was his Halloween costume. He would tell anyone who asked he was a fan of Spiderman and had taken an artsy approach to the guys costume, which was kind of far from the truth. But it at least meant he was generally left alone, admittedly to fit in better he should of tossed in some blood to decorate the suit, yet he knew beggars could not be choosers.

    Ben was only attending this little Halloween set up in the hope that the jam packed club would provide him with a suitable place to get information or more preferably allow him to have a fight with someone deserving of it so as to shake off his pent up emotions within his chest. So far getting into the club had been the hardest part, for not wanting to expose his scarred face he had had to find another way in to get past the security checks. But having all the years of espionage beneath his belt it had made it not so impossible as it could have been, sure there had been challenges as it seemed the owner of the club had quite high tech security, yet there he was, in a club.

    He very quickly upon getting into the club had decided that, despite the cool yet spooky decorations, he was still not a fan of the whole clubbing experience though this club was fancier than most he'd been too before. Despite this the experience felt the same, excessive drinking, the music was too loud and yet he did not leave, after all leaving would mean his suffering had been a waste of time. He moved about the edges of the room, keeping an eye on the crowd, as well as the places staff as he did so and noted some girl with blue hair approaching the dance floor.

    Ben watched in silence as the girl spoke to those on the dance floor, he wished he could read lips in that moment because at this distance he could hear nothing. His gaze turned away from the dance floor to fix on the VIP lounge, he had a feeling the most interesting people would be in there but how to get in there he was something he was going to have to work on. Ben's pale blue gaze shifted back to the dance floor and he noticed he could not see the blue haired girl anymore, where she had been was now a throbbing, dancing mass.

    Frowning slightly he thought he saw her through the crowd, seemingly attempting to push her way out and then Ben was moving from the shadows, towards the dance floor where he quietly but firmly shifted the crowd apart around him with only the slightest use of his super strength to move those who just would not budgeuntil he could see the girl who at this point did not look happy to be there.

    He reached a hand out, tapping the girls shoulder then indicating she should follow him as he shouted over the noise"You want off the dance floor? Follow me!" Then without waiting for an answer he turned away, starting the parting crowd process all over again, so as to make a pathway out of the chaos for the girl.


    (( tagging @Setsuna cos interactiiiiooon xD))
     
  4. Ren Amamiya

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    Halloween was never really anything he paid attention to back in Japan. It normally involved going to parties he wasn't invited to, or doing mildly illegal things he didn't want to get involved in. Ironic, at this point. So Ren stood outside the club with a crowd of strangers, clad in a comfortable skeleton costume - hood pulled over his features as he leaned his back against the wall. Hands tucked into his pockets as his eyes focused on the ground. For once his glasses were left back at his house. Technically he was always fine without them; mostly only needed for reading or high-detail work up-close. He honestly had just gotten so used to wearing them all the time, it felt strange to leave them behind.

    The others hadn't come with him - something that had almost dissuaded him to stay home. But...he went anyway. Felt like trying something new. Maybe he'd meet some new people, or something. Or...just get bored and leave. Both seemed about equally possible. Honestly he had only really come because he was specifically invited, for giving a discount on coffee, or something. Truth was he always gave coffee to people who came in looking like they had just fought crime.

    Since his own vigilante-free-time was cleaning up the streets in a different way - it only felt right to give back to the ones that did it in reality.

    The doors opened - everyone crowding in. They apparently all really needed to get inside. The pushing seemed excessive, though.

    Once inside - Ren quickly stepped out of the crowd - wanting a bit of breathing room; gazing taking in all the nice little Halloween details the club had put up. Even the staff was celebrating the holiday. A small smile pulled at his lips as his costume ended up under a black-light; the bones almost becoming blindingly bright.

    Eyes moving back to the door in hopes of seeing someone he knew, he sighed - before idly seeking out a drink.

     
  5. Erik Lehnsherr

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    Of all the places he could have been dropped in, Erik found himself in a bathroom stall. Mere moments ago he fully planned on taking off his helm for likely the last time. He was certain Apocalypse hadn't survived nor was he capable of doing this, but he couldn't be too certain. Walking out of the stall, for a moment he caught a glimpse of himself in the mirror.

    Staring into his own eyes for a moment, he let out a deep sigh as he donned his helm. He knew if this was some sort of mind trick, the mutant was a fool. How could they let him put on his helmet or even move around freely? But it wasn't until he heard music that confusion grew within him.

    Quickly he made his way out and into the club. Erik noticed all those who wore various costumes of all sorts, some skeletons, and others dressed up as creatures. Yet as he stood clad in his Horsemen uniform, he found a few eyes drawn to him. Presuming it was due to the fact that they quickly figured out who he was.

    It wasn't everyday Magneto the 'Mutant Terrorist' arrived within your 'Halloween Party?' Erik said to himself as he connected the various dots. Almost instantly his jaw tightened as a scowl overtook his face. They must have thought his garb was a costume.

    Instead of standing like a fool, Erik tried to figure out exactly where he was.
     
  6. Ignis Scientia

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    Prompto hadn’t stopped talking about the big Hallowe’en party since his birthday. Excitable as always, he gently ‘encouraged’ – read: badgered and/or guilt-tripped - all of his house-mates to attend, especially the two ‘Proper People’ as he had come to refer to Luna and Ignis himself. How the Prince… King… Noctis had managed to keep off that list was unclear. Ignis suspected it had something to do with the dirty laundry spilling from their bedroom.

    Which was still a strange thought, if not unwelcome.

    And so, after being dragged to all manner of shops with the others, he found himself attired in what he was told was a respectable, if silly superhero costume, but privately suspected was nothing of the sort. In fact, the sandy blond was wearing a skin-tight black cat costume, clinging to his toned physique, with a tail sweeping in his wake and a dark domino mask with a mesh covering his eyes, and the scarring surrounding them.

    It had been easy enough to move with the crowd outside, following the voices into the club, where he could hear the throb of dance music beyond. Inwardly, he groaned. Not that he hadn’t been to parties in his… younger days. And it wasn’t like the Glaives didn’t party hard. Or people in a sunless world, for that matter. But he’d never sought out that atmosphere on his own. Stamping down the distaste, he would not ruin this for Prompto, who was so excited.

    Where was Prompto, anyway?

    Once inside the club, the sound rose to disorienting levels. Ignis worked his way through the crowd towards what he hoped was the bar, cursing his lack of forethought. He should have realized that the noise levels would be a problem for him.

    Just as he got near the bar – he could just make out the clinking of bottles and glasses on the bartop - he collided with someone. As he stammered apologies, he could make out a drink hitting the floor, the resultant splash dampening his leg and, he assumed, that of the poor victim. “I do apologize. Forgive me, I didn’t see you there. Can I buy you another?”



    @Ren Amamiya
     
  7. Jackie Estacado

    Jackie Estacado The Darkness

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    Jackie hadn't left Pandopolis in a while, losing Z had done that to him, he'd been in a rut that using his powers to do some good didn't give him enough of a rush to fill. But he'd kept at it and gotten back into the game, he wasn't a Don per say, he had his neighborhood under his boot, when it came to crime at least, no one was allowed to deal, pull hits, or extort anyone in his neighborhood, anyone tried and he'd rip their face off or something. It was...cathartic, maybe it was taking all the bad in him and putting it to good use. He was starting to get out more though, and it was getting easier even if it still hurt to be doing it alone. Jackie had decided to get away from it all on Halloween, to take a day to himself in Centria and maybe try to party. He was all dressed up for the occasion, white suit, black shirt, black leather shoes. He wasn't dressed or Halloween at all but he was dressed for a party. Jackie made his way through the crowd and to the bar, leaning against it and ordering a whiskey he could sip on. He watched the crowd, someone being carried out of the dance floor by a guy. A couple other people wandering around.

    Jackie sipped his drink when he saw someone approach him. "I know you?" The guy was in a nice suit and handed him a card. "Mister Franchesso would like to work with you." Jackie looked at the card and at the guy and realized what this was. "I don't do that sorta business so please...fuck off." The guy sucked on his lip and nodded. "He won't like that but if that's your answer..." The guy shrugged and walked off. Franchesso...he'd keep an eye on that. Jackie swigged more of his drink and looked back at the bar. "Another, I'm tryin' to enjoy myself."
     
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  8. Kiri

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    This was Kiri's first Halloween and she intended to make the most of it. It started days ago when she presented a few innovations to her guardian Rip Hunter who approved of them as most where at shelters and schools so the Verdant one seemed innocuous by proxy. Verdant hadn't been the first party she attended today but was certainly going to be her last. For tonight at least.

    So far the event excited her, sure she was getting stares but it was often followed by praise for such a detailed costume. What she was wearing wasn't particularly praiseworthy. It was an off the shelf off-brand custom called the wise space wizard. She liked it because it came with this strange extendable light up tube that was like a sword and a wand. She had seen similar toys there that had sound effects but were way more expensive, but it was pointless since she mimicked the sound herself. For now, that toy was off and in it's collapsed state hanging from her belt.

    When she entered and looked around at the green theme she had an excited glint in her yellow eyes as it reminded her of her other guardian Lorna, as well as being the same color of the sword wands light. It all seemed like absolute kismet. Now it was just a matter of finding the games and candy. At the other parties, it was more apparent but here she only found the bar.

    After watching a few people order she climbed up on a stool and in a male German-sounding voice she ordered, " A thirly Semple." It was something Caleb mentioned and wanted to see for herself she held up two clawed fingers to indicate two of them. Then looked over to the door to see if Rip and Lorna made it.

    @Rip Hunter @Lorna Dane ((I'm open to anyone interacting with Kiri just tag me so I know :D ))



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  9. Ren Amamiya

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    Ren had located alcohol, which he wasn't certain was a good or bad thing. Legally - in Pandora - he was old enough to drink. Most areas respecting somewhere around sixteen as the legal adult age - for both renting a place, as well as consuming alcohol. Which...was very different then Japan. Normally he forgot about this fact - still considering himself a minor for the next month or so, until someone younger than him casually bought alcohol right in front of him.

    Maybe it was finally time to grow up and try this stuff.
    Though...he really should have waited until his friends showed up.
    ...If they showed up.
    Eh.

    Taking a cup of something that smelled like the stuff Yusuke used to clean his paint-brushes, he glanced down at it - before taking a sip. Yeah, that tasted terrible. Burned all the way down his throat, and into his stomach. But...the heat sort of spread. A warmth flowing through him with every sip he took. The natural more reserved feeling he typically felt when alone in public, melting away. It was sort of like going into the Metaverse, and being thrown into his Joker Otherself. Just...had to drink something to get there.

    Which was...interesting to say the least.
    Though for some reason, he felt like Makoto wouldn't be as interested in his findings as he was.

    As he moved away from the bar with the idea of possibly trying to talk to strangers, someone bumped into him; his half empty glass being knocked to his hand and falling to the ground. It was more disappointing then it should have been.

    Then he glanced up at the man before him.

    Ren tilted his head to the side, wondering what exactly was happening at that exact moment. A man who had a naturally dignified air to him...dressed as a sexy cat. The outfit having more in common with Ann's Panther outfit, then he would expect on...well, anyone. Ever. On top of that, the man had dark glasses obscuring his eyes - gaze appearing slightly off from where Ren was standing. Was...was he blind?

    "...Nice costume. Uh...sorry," was all he was able to say - realizing his alcohol had actually splashed on the guy a bit, once it hit the ground, genuinely at a loss for words. Maybe before he had a drink, he would have had more to say - mind able to wrap around the situation more fully. But with the foreign sensation of liquor in him, he just felt...overwhelmed. Too much happening at that exact moment.

    Right, he needed to focus.
    Take a deep breath, and just accept what was happening.
    That's...how he got through most things.

    "Careful, there's broken glass," while he wasn't certain the man struggled with his sight, it was a good warning - shards scattered by both their feet. Pulling his sleeves over his hands, he ducked down and started scooping them up. It was actually pretty common for Ren to have to clean up broken glass back at the cafe. Well, not always glass. Sometimes it was shattered bits of ceramic plates or cups. But people just seemed to like to drop things around him. He was used to it. With a majority of the pieces scooped up - the rest were too fine for fingers and needed a broom - he stood, "Let me throw this away - be right back," and dumped the pieces into a nearby trash can - mentioning to one of the workers that there was some broken glass pieces over where the possibly-blind-sexy-cat-man was standing.

    "Sorry I'm back," he greeted - still trying to figure out if the guy could see, "And it's fine. I should have looked where I was going," he offered a smile, as he scratched his neck, "Glass didn't get you, did it?"
     
  10. Lunafreya Nox Fleuret

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    It wasn't her idea. None of it was actually. Both Ignis's outfit and her own were the devious brainchildren of Prompto and Noctis. Only, she at least agreed to her outfit knowing full well what she was getting into. Luna's costume was nothing more than a comfortable ]black chocobo onesie. The hood was sewn to look like a chocobo head and each sleeve like a chocobo's wings. Honestly, it was kind of cute. Plus Prompto wore a matching costume sporting the typical chocobo yellow. She and Prompto joked it was their 'couples' cosplay. As for Ignis, well, it might not have been her idea but she certainly wasn't inclined to stop the boys either. A girl was entitled to some fun every now and again.

    The crowd at the bar and the dance floor were certainly an eclectic group. Honestly, it was a bit hard to tell what was and wasn't a costume. Luna watched the whole procession from off to the side, clearly not sure where she should be standing except out of the way. Sure, she'd been to plenty of parties, but none quite like this. Luna was used to a lot more pomp and circumstance. People dressed in ball gowns with their absolute best finery on display. Stiff, choreographed dances that took ages to lean and even more to perfect. Tables filled with fine wine and finer food. The music a symphonic harmony with a small vocal part if they were lucky. Nothing like this.

    It was loud, claustrophobic even. Luna wasn't really sure she could call what the people on the dance floor were doing was dancing. It didn't look like any dance she knew. Then again, that was the kicker wasn't it. This wasn't a world she knew.

    Luna glanced over at Ignis just in time to see him crash into someone. Startled, she pushed her way through the crowd until she was by his side. The boy in the skeleton costume left and came back by the time she was able to actually reach her companion. Luna touched Iggy's elbow to get his attention. "Are you alright?"
     
  11. Setsuna

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    Setsuna finally saw a light at the end of the tunnel… Well, more like an opening to escape from this crowd of dancers. Someone had slightly pushed the others to make a path for her! That was so nice! The man had tapped on her shoulder and, as she turned around, she heard him saying that she should follow him if she wanted a chance to escape. She immediately did. It wasn’t really easy to not lose sight of him in such a big crowd without getting distracted, with all these bright colors and these funny clothes!

    But Setsuna was able to focus long enough; she imagined that she was tracking a prey in the woods… and she tried very hard not to shoot arrows at the man to catch him.

    Finally, she was able to leave the dance-floor, in a little bit less crowded space, near the bar.
    Phew, you really saved me back there! I was asking for directions and everyone just started dancing…” with a little smile, innocently, she added. “I almost started shooting arrows in the air to get someone’s attention!

    Finally, Setsuna could get a good look at the man who had freed her from the crowd. She looked at him from head to foot, trying really hard to understand why someone would wear clothes like that. It didn’t look comfy and fluffy like the clothes she liked to wear… The blue-haired teenager tilted her head to look at the logo on his torso from another perspective.
    Is this an angry, hairy man?”, she said, as she mistook the abdomen and the head of the spider for eyes, and its legs as very big eyebrows and a long mustache.

    And then, almost as out of the blue as her previous comment, the Hoshidan exclaimed, impressed:
    Ooooh have you seen these glasses with the little umbrellas?! Wait, why would they need umbrellas indoor?


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  12. Ben Reilly

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    He moved quickly through the crowd, leading the girl forth from the crowd and once they were out she finally actually managed to catch up to him as he peered about for a quiet place to go stand that would allow him to be out of the way yet give him a decent view of all in the club. But instead of going her own way once off the dance floor the girl stood there and spoke to him, he glanced at her with surprise this sounded almost like she was thanking him. An innocent looking smile was flashed towards him as she spoke about arrows and he realised the girl he'd just helped out was a Hawkeye type, keen on the archery. Ben eyed her through the lenses of his mask before responding"I... Errr... It was nothing, though its good you didn't shoot anyone that probably would not of ended well..."

    The girl was looking at him funny now and then she was tilting her head at a weird angle, Ben backed up a step about to ask what in hell she was doing when she spoke again. He froze and slowly looked down at his chest, confusion washing over him before a flash of irritation went through his veins and with that Ben found himself exclaiming"What? Hairy man? No Its a spider! How is-" But then she was mentioning glasses and umbrellas, cutting him off with her innocent chatter. Ben just stared at the girl, he did not know how to respond to this, all he wanted to do was vanish back into the shadows and escape whatever this was. He tried to find words to respond with"What? Glasses? glasses with umbrellas? What are you talking about?"

    He glanced about him looking for someone who he could direct the girl towards before shaking his head and saying determinedly"Look, if this whole party thing is your thing, I suggest going to the bar and befriending people... If you still want to go somewhere I would suggest leaving and asking someone outside the club, no one in here is gonna be interested in anything but partying..." He started to turn away, planning to leave the girl to sort herself out and retreat back to the shadows at the edge of the club where things would be less awkward.


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  13. Ignis Scientia

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    As the boy stammered his apology, Ignis waved it off. “No need for that, it was entirely my fault.” He was shaking the small bit of wetness from his leg while the younger man gathered his thoughts, warning him that the glass had shattered. He stilled, bending to assist with the clean-up, but aborting the movement when he nearly collided with the other man, hearing his breathing as he got close. Feeling like an awkward oaf while the other cleaned up the mess. Which wasn’t a feeling he had all that often anymore.

    With the boy’s departure and return, he tried valiantly to listen to the movement around him and not fidget. He was pretty sure he could suss out where the dance floor was by that point. And he was certain he was only feet from the bar. Offering a faint smile to the young man, he tipped his head towards him as he joined him once more. “No, no. I’m unhurt. Thank you for your help cleaning that up.”

    He was starting to wish he had a drink of his own.

    Where the hells had everyone gotten to?

    He jumped as a hand touched his elbow, relaxing as Luna’s voice met his ear. Inwardly cursing the noise in the place, he put his arm out, gently grasping her forearm through the fuzzy fabric of her costume. “I’m fine, honestly. I was just about to replace this man’s drink by way of apology,” he answered, gesturing towards Ren with his free hand, "and maybe get one of my own."

    “Though… I could use some assistance in actually reaching the bar without a repeat of my blunder,” he finally admitted. “I’m Ignis, by the way. This lovely young lady is Lunafreya.” At least, he assumed she was lovely in her costume. He’d overheard Promto and the Lady Lunafreya making costume plans – chocobos, they’d said. But then, he didn’t think he could imagine the Oracle being anything but dignified somehow.



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  14. Thea Queen

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    Thea watched the ongoing party with a smile on her face and a margarita in her hand. She couldn't see much up here, but she noticed Ren in his glowing skeleton costume, a fun side effect of the white lights, and was going to wave and invite him up, but instead he was caught in... oh, someone spilled a drink, and was that... it was. The older woman who had helped her when she got shot. In a dark chicken onesie? Kinda cute. A big difference to the white dress she had worn when Thea had met her last. Though, to be fair, this cobweb-y purple dress was a huge difference to the red vigilante gear that Thea had been wearing when they last met. Which was good, because Thea preferred people not knowing her identity. Well, strangers. Even if they did heal her of her injuries.

    Maybe she should've dressed as herself. It would probably throw anyone investigating her off the scent, because it would be a truly stupid move. A truly idiotic thing to do. Tempting to do it anyway, though.

    There was a guy dressed like a Spiderman knock-off leading a girl with... that was an actual bow, and a quiver. Thea recognised it. If she knew how to use those, and Thea bet that the girl did. She could see it in the way that the bluenette carried herself, in the way she moved her fingers. Thea had always been good at reading people, and after training with Malcolm, she had only got better at that, even if it related more to reading someone in the heat of battle than at a Halloween party, with white lights.

    Okay, that was.... interesting. She recognized that guy. She had punched him in the face more than once. He worked for a mid-level crime boss, running drugs out of Saenghu and Radical Pointe. Mr Franchesso, or something like. So why was he here? It wasn't like this was a drug hotspot. The last people to be found dealing drugs in her club got delivered to the police with a bowtie on top. By the bouncers, not by Speedy. That would be a little bit of overkill, and one hell of a giveaway. It looked like recruitment, of the guy by the bar. Based on how the guy walked away, it looked like it was a hard no, but Thea was curious anyway. She slipped away from the mostly empty VIP lounge, and walked down the stairs, heading over to the bar. "Hey," she said, sitting down idly by the guy. "Any reason why you brought a drug runner into my club?"

    @Jackie Estacado
     
  15. Ren Amamiya

    Ren Amamiya Persona
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    The more time that passed between him drinking about half the cup of something...vaguely alcoholic, the more he started to feel it. Which - from what he understood - was somewhat sad. Made sense since he hadn't even had a sip of alcohol before that moment. He...really wished his friends would show up soon. Instead, he was just buzzed and cleaning up glass from a blind man in a cat suit bumping into him. Honestly not even close to the strangest evening he had ever had, but not exactly the best one either.

    Ren's eyes moved to a blonde woman dressed as some sort of chicken - who apparently knew the cat-suit man.

    "Ren," he introduced - starting to offer a hand before he hesitated, awkwardly having it drop back to his side. Scratching his neck, he frowned before making a motion towards a different side of the bar, "I'm going to go see if I can find my friends. Enjoy yourselves," he made a slight hand motion before moving away from them - pulling his hood further over his features.

    Sliding through the crowd, he idly glanced at the costumes. Someone with an actual bow. Someone who was possibly actually Spiderman. He thought he spied Thea on the other side of the room talking to someone, too. Made sense since it was her party.

    Ending up on the other side of the bar, he got himself a new drink. It was something that at least sounded more appetizing then the last thing he had. Sort of tasted like juice, but burned. Wasn't bad.
     
  16. Prompto Argentum

    Prompto Argentum Final Fantasy
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    Honestly he was over Noct being the biggest pooper of parties. He had other cool friends to hang with. Meaning the amazing and incredible Lulu who had to agree to be a chocobo with him. Couples costumes for the freakin' win. And the shiz they pulled with Iggy? Honestly, he wasn't even close to over. Prompto managing to crack himself up roughly four times just thinking about it. Was it sort of mean? Yes. But also hilarious. In his opinion, it walked the line. And that was fine with him. Why? Because Luna freakin' played along. Didn't blow the 'wow yeah Iggy super cool and badass' thing they had going.

    She was the best, t-b-h.

    They had all headed over separately - Prompto having to head over to work to drop off some photos and actually do some meetings and shit, before doing the par-tay thing. He quickly joined the crowd - rocking his yellow chocobo costume, which went super well with Lulu's black one. It was also stupid comfy. Yeah, yeah - they ran the risk of being called chickens. But he'd happily be called a chicken, while living the dream of being a chocobo. What mattered was that he was here with some cool people, and going to have a really dang fun time.

    Clicking his tongue his headed inside - chin bobbing to the beat of the music as he took in the decor. Funky and fantastic. He dug it. Locking onto the only other person dressed as a giant bird, he half-skipped over to Iggy and Luna; crashing into both of them with his arms around their shoulders.

    "Hey-hey cool kids! Sorry I'm late. I had to like...be a responsible adult and jazz. But! Tomorrow's papers is totes gonna have some pics I took, so that's pretty cool. But! I'm here, queer, and ready to party," he beamed - eyes locking onto the bar.

    Booze.
    The great start to any fun time.

    Unhooking his arms, he headed over to the bar - glancing over his shoulder at his friendos, "What can I get you guys? I'm getting something vaguely Halloweeny that sounds like it might kill me," he smiled, drumming on the bar.

    He was gonna have fun, dammit.
    And possibly get really-really drunk in the process.
    Which was fine - he wasn't driving.

     
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  17. Setsuna

    Setsuna Fire Emblem

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    Whoa, the stranger that just saved Setsuna also congratulated her for not shooting arrows! He was really nice!

    He explained to her that the symbol on his chest was not, in fact, a hairy angry man, but a spider. She tried to tilt her head a bit more, but really, she couldn’t see it.
    It’s funny that you mention spiders because when I almost fell in a river of lava and was brought here instead, I ended up in a spider web! I think it wanted to eat me, but the web cocoon it started wrapping around me was soooo comfy!” she said, as she hugged herself.

    When he was confused about the glasses and the umbrellas, she pointed at the bar. “Look! Some drinks have little umbrellas, it’s so cute! I’d love one, even if I still don’t get the point of it…

    Setsuna didn’t quite listen to what he said next, she was more focused on a strange feeling she had at that time. She felt like someone was watching her. The archer looked up and noticed the woman standing there, watching over the people there, and especially her at that time. The blue-haired teenager waved at her with a smile because the stranger looked really nice.

    Then, she did start listening to what the man in the suit had to say, at some point, when he mentioned a party and people partying.
    A party? Where? Are parties here like festivals in my world?” she noticed how he was trying to walk away. He was probably leaving for the party! She had to follow him to see how those took place in this world. She started running after him. “Wait for me, I’m coming with you!

    She caught up to him, and, raising the rabbit attached to her belt, she said, happily:

    You wanna share the rabbit I caught earlier today? It’s a way to thank you for being so nice with me!



    @Ben Reilly
    and a brief mention of @Thea Queen
     
  18. Jackie Estacado

    Jackie Estacado The Darkness

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    Jackie was going back to enjoying his drink when something else caught his attention. Some woman coming up, at first he was just gonna return the pleasantry and go back to his drink but then she followed it up by not only revealing she owned the place. But that she also thought he had come there to meet with a drug dealer. Jackie let out a laugh at the accusation and put the drink down turning to her. "You really think I asked for some guy to meet me at a Halloween party and try and get me in on his bosses drug trade? No he found me and offered and I told him to fuck off. I'm just here to party." Jackie looked back to the crowd and sipped his drink again. The place was nice, and it looked like she wanted to keep things civil and on the up and up but one thing was burning in his mind. he turned to look at her. "Jackie Estacado, I run Jenny's Place in Pandopolis, a little drinks and jazz place, Prohibition stye." His grandparents had gotten rich using the Prohibition, sure when it ended that all dried up and they were forced to turn to other vices but a speak easy still had that allure to the populace. Live music helped of course.

    "But uh, quick question." He smirked at her. "How'd you know he was a drug dealer if you didn't hear what he was sayin'?"

    @Thea Queen
     
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  19. Ben Reilly

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    Ok this girl really did seem quite innocent really, it was either that or she was ridiculously naively, dumb and Ben forced himself not to focus on the negative thought there. He wanted to tell her she was dumb for not trying to escape the web, for thinking it was comfortable, she clearly had a death wish. But he forced himself to keep his mouth shut remembering how the other members of the Web Warriors had hated when he had put them down, it was not easy though, he wanted so badly to make a comment. Thankfully she noted his confusion on her new topic about glasses and umbrellas, understanding washed over him, as he made himself respond"Oh, that's just decorations... You know to make the drink look interesting... Its nothing special..."

    At least to him it wasn't special but he didn't add that last bit, his instinct to flee from the crazy lady with a death wish was kicking in strongly now. She spoke up about his words in regard to parties now and hidden behind his mask Ben's face twisted into an incredulous expression, could she not tell she was in a party already? Clearly not, it pointed to her being from another era, which suggested the parties she attended were very different to now. He decided not to respond though because perhaps if he did not respond she would think him rude and leave him alone but no such luck for as he attempted to make his escape she followed saying she was coming too. His already tense form if anything grew tenser and he found himself responding"I don't think- Urgh! What are you- Put that away!" He cut off as she brought a dead rabbit up before his face, taken by surprise, disgust washed through him, how long had she been carrying that?

    He veered away from the dead animal she dangled before him and with his attention on the crazy girl beside him he did not realise where he was going until his shoulder collided with something solid. Instantly he was flinching back, his gaze immediately fixed on the guy he'd bumped through the lenses of his mask, noting dark hair and dark eyes. But even as this as happening he could feel his spider senses tingling, almost in slow motion he could see he'd knocked the guys drink out of his hands and like lightening he was moving, reaching out, catching the glass as easily as if he was catching a baseball. Upon catching the drink he stood the awkwardly a moment glancing towards @Setsuna and then at the guy he'd bumped. After a moment of awkwardly standing there he thrust the drink back towards @Ren Amamiya saying"I.... Here.... Sorry..." Then his gaze went back to the weird girl as he added"I didn't mean too walk into you... Usually I'm a lot more aware but she was distracting me with... Well with rabbits... Again, I'm sorry..."
     
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  20. Gerold Hirschberg

    Gerold Hirschberg Inglourious Basterds

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    It took him a while to get to this part of 'The New Pandora', but one look around suggested to Gerold that it just might be worth it.

    For one, the celebratory atmosphere included glowing green and white lights, which automatically reminded him of the soothing sights of Horizon.

    And for another, there were quite a few people around that might be willing to talk to him...provided most of them were comfortable with talking in general. He would, no doubt, open up to them soon enough.

    For the time being, though, he would be content enough to hide behind his desert goggles and sample the local punch. At least, until he either went over to someone and said hello, or vice versa.


    @Erik Lehnsherr @Prompto Argentum