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PostPosted: Mon Sep 18, 2017 12:58 am 
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"Okay...Okay, you can do this. You can do this Laika. No worries. None whatsoever. You'll just...accept whatever punishment Birch has for you. Just grin and bear it."

Laika was outside the gate to Birch's home. It was a quiet Sunday and Laika was dressed as professional as she could; tights, plaid skirt, a nice button down sweater...It made her uncomfortably preppy but she'd endure it if it won her brownie points. She pressed the button.

"Umm...Mr. Birch? Ramona?" She called. "It's L-Laika."

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Sigils: Dryadin, Willowisp, Vienta, Vemous, Freija, El-Ahriril
Runes: Endorok, Nichser, Tier, Morpho, Unviro,
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Character Name: Alice Springward Unlucky Witch
Sigil: Cherubim, Nariad
Runes: Destrok, Sentak, Vitale, defkon
Quest/ORP currently on: Mansion of the Sun

Name: Van Cheerful Thief
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There was no reply over the intercom, but Laika heard a mechanical buzz and the sound of the gate opening. The long driveway leading up to the house looked as inviting as the greeting she'd received.

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"I'm in trouble." Laika got back into her car and drove up the long driveway. "I'm in shit, I'm in shit, I'm in shit, I'm in shit....I am in so much shit I might as well be thrown in a garden. At least I'd be able to grow decent plants." She kept talking to herself. "But I can't get Nick in trouble. I forced him into it. He didn't agree to come with me, I made it an ultimatum so he HAD to go with me. That's it. I guilt tripped him into it. If Birch doesn't buy that then....well, guess I'll see if I'm a good actress."

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Ramona glanced out the window from her place on the couch. "Daddy? Um, Laika's here!" she busied herself scratching behind Cloud's ears. Laika was walking up to the door to knock.

And just Laika too...Oooh boy...

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Name: Jennifer Hamilton Bewitching Seer
Sigils: Dryadin, Willowisp, Vienta, Vemous, Freija, El-Ahriril
Runes: Endorok, Nichser, Tier, Morpho, Unviro,
Quest/ORP on: Silver Wings

Character Name: Alice Springward Unlucky Witch
Sigil: Cherubim, Nariad
Runes: Destrok, Sentak, Vitale, defkon
Quest/ORP currently on: Mansion of the Sun

Name: Van Cheerful Thief
Sigi: Vienta
Runes: Destrok Morpho
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"Send her to the study," Birch's voice replied through the door to the library. Ramona could hear Derrick's voice from the same direction; it was that enthusiastic fast-paced rambling he did when he wanted to explain something only he found interesting. Right now she could tell he was doing his best not to shout at the top of his lungs.

Ramona knew that the study was on the opposite side of the house from the library, and she knew someone else was already waiting in there.

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Status: Attacking Castle Dracula (yeah, I know, right?)

Name: Grace Meredith
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Ramona opened the door. She wasted no time in giving Laika the biggest hug she could give. "Umm...Daddy's in the study. Do you remember where it is? I can show you if you want."

Laika held up her hand, palm out. "I'll be fine. Trust me. I...I'll be fine." She forced a smile and walked past Ramona, ignoring Cloud's begging for attention. Once she came to the study, she knocked on the door.

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Name: Jennifer Hamilton Bewitching Seer
Sigils: Dryadin, Willowisp, Vienta, Vemous, Freija, El-Ahriril
Runes: Endorok, Nichser, Tier, Morpho, Unviro,
Quest/ORP on: Silver Wings

Character Name: Alice Springward Unlucky Witch
Sigil: Cherubim, Nariad
Runes: Destrok, Sentak, Vitale, defkon
Quest/ORP currently on: Mansion of the Sun

Name: Van Cheerful Thief
Sigi: Vienta
Runes: Destrok Morpho
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Name: Ramona Servant of Y'Leigha
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"Uh, come in?" came a deep male voice.

As Laika entered the study she saw a large, intimidating figure facing away from her. He was wearing a clean pressed suit and was busying himself shuffling some papers that she couldn't see. If his hair had been silver instead of black, she might have thought this was Birch.

"So, uh, have a seat," Tobias said, setting the papers on the desk and turning to face her. He looked about as nervous as she felt. He awkwardly indicated a old-fashioned fainting couch in the middle of the room.

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Name: Kyrad Darkspawn
Status: Attacking Castle Dracula (yeah, I know, right?)

Name: Grace Meredith
Status: Defending Veros

Naem: Enzo Greyson
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"I'm confused. I came here to visit with Mr. Birch?" Laika sat down on the couch, confused and worried.

Ramona meanwhile walked over to the library. "Is she gonna be okay, Daddy?" she asked.

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Name: Jennifer Hamilton Bewitching Seer
Sigils: Dryadin, Willowisp, Vienta, Vemous, Freija, El-Ahriril
Runes: Endorok, Nichser, Tier, Morpho, Unviro,
Quest/ORP on: Silver Wings

Character Name: Alice Springward Unlucky Witch
Sigil: Cherubim, Nariad
Runes: Destrok, Sentak, Vitale, defkon
Quest/ORP currently on: Mansion of the Sun

Name: Van Cheerful Thief
Sigi: Vienta
Runes: Destrok Morpho
Quest/ORP currently on:

Name: Ramona Servant of Y'Leigha
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"That's the thing," Derrick continued. "From a static quantum viewpoint..."

"I think she's referring specifically to the individual in the study," Birch interrupted, rubbing his eyes. They were surrounded by various whiteboards with drawings of timelines on them. They'd tried doing this with monitors, but Derrick kept getting so excited that the images wouldn't remain still long enough for Birch to understand them.

"Oh her?" Derrick replied, looking slightly less enthusiastic. "She'll be fine."

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"He...he wants to hear what you have to say, but he said that first you have to...hear what he's been saying." Laika could easily guess he was reciting some of this from a prepared speech. "He said he's tried telling you a bunch of times, but you wouldn't have done what you did if you'd really understood. I...I think he blames himself for not explaining it properly, which is why he wanted me to try."

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Name: Kyrad Darkspawn
Status: Attacking Castle Dracula (yeah, I know, right?)

Name: Grace Meredith
Status: Defending Veros

Naem: Enzo Greyson
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Laika narrowed her eyes. "Who is he? Tobias?" Laika tilted her head and clenched the cushions of the couch tightly.

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Ramona sighed deeply, catching the look in her father's eyes. "Did you want me to brew you some coffee Dad? Derrick?"

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Name: Jennifer Hamilton Bewitching Seer
Sigils: Dryadin, Willowisp, Vienta, Vemous, Freija, El-Ahriril
Runes: Endorok, Nichser, Tier, Morpho, Unviro,
Quest/ORP on: Silver Wings

Character Name: Alice Springward Unlucky Witch
Sigil: Cherubim, Nariad
Runes: Destrok, Sentak, Vitale, defkon
Quest/ORP currently on: Mansion of the Sun

Name: Van Cheerful Thief
Sigi: Vienta
Runes: Destrok Morpho
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"No!" Birch replied a little quickly. Derrick was wired enough already; even a small amount of caffeine could cause him to actually time travel.

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"Mr. Birch," Tobias replied, looking disappointed that he was already screwing this up. "When you first met us, he tried to tell you. When Geist joined our team, he tried to again. And a third time at the tournament. We aren't bystander getting caught up in someone else's fight. We aren't the big mean jerks trying to control you. We're a team, you included. We all know what we signed up for and we're in this until the end. Don't keep us in the dark or run away from us. Help us and let us help you."

It was amazing how someone as big and dangerous as Tobias could look so much like a hurt puppy.

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Status: Attacking Castle Dracula (yeah, I know, right?)

Name: Grace Meredith
Status: Defending Veros

Naem: Enzo Greyson
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Ramona laughed. "I was thinking of some decaf Dad."

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"You didn't want to be there Tobias." Laika shook her head. "I just...I did what I had to do. Can...Can I please speak to Mr. Birch?" She pleaded.

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Name: Jennifer Hamilton Bewitching Seer
Sigils: Dryadin, Willowisp, Vienta, Vemous, Freija, El-Ahriril
Runes: Endorok, Nichser, Tier, Morpho, Unviro,
Quest/ORP on: Silver Wings

Character Name: Alice Springward Unlucky Witch
Sigil: Cherubim, Nariad
Runes: Destrok, Sentak, Vitale, defkon
Quest/ORP currently on: Mansion of the Sun

Name: Van Cheerful Thief
Sigi: Vienta
Runes: Destrok Morpho
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Name: Ramona Servant of Y'Leigha
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"I've spent my whole life watching other people get hurt," Tobias said flatly. "If one of my friends is in trouble, the only place I want to be is between them and danger. And I don't know what you had to do, but you didn't have to do it alone."

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"That would be good," Birch replied.

"But this, this is where I had it all wrong," Derrick continued. "I just thought Ramirez was incompetent. But he was sabotaged from the beginning. Or the end. Technically it was from the outside..."

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Status: Attacking Castle Dracula (yeah, I know, right?)

Name: Grace Meredith
Status: Defending Veros

Naem: Enzo Greyson
Status: Inside Castle Dracula


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"I didn't go alone." Laika rubbed her arm awkwardly. "I sort of....guilt tripped Nick into coming with me. He had the most experience with what we were about to do. Here's the thing Tobias...I don't regret my decision. The things I learned...the things that happened. I don't want everyone knowing it all at once. Now, I need to talk to Mr. Birch. This is my last time asking nicely."

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"Ramirez was...sabotaged?" Ramona glanced from Derrick to her father. "Umm....what? We got a third party to this fight?"

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Name: Jennifer Hamilton Bewitching Seer
Sigils: Dryadin, Willowisp, Vienta, Vemous, Freija, El-Ahriril
Runes: Endorok, Nichser, Tier, Morpho, Unviro,
Quest/ORP on: Silver Wings

Character Name: Alice Springward Unlucky Witch
Sigil: Cherubim, Nariad
Runes: Destrok, Sentak, Vitale, defkon
Quest/ORP currently on: Mansion of the Sun

Name: Van Cheerful Thief
Sigi: Vienta
Runes: Destrok Morpho
Quest/ORP currently on:

Name: Ramona Servant of Y'Leigha
Quest/ORP on: Free the Children


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"I want you to know," Tobias said. "I really really tried to avoid what happens after this. Birch is in the library."

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"We had the whole thing backwards," Derrick exclaimed, reinvigorated now that someone was listening to him again. "We thought Ramirez was using the time loops as a means to some kind of immortality. But the time loops the whole point. Every time Ramirez fails, he jumps back in time and creates a new timeline. Time compounding on time. An infinite source of fuel."

"Infinite until Ramirez succeeds," Birch corrected. "And fuel for what?"

"The what is still eluding me," Derrick admitted. "But Laika said timelines were being erased. Burned up with only the smoking screams left behind. No one in those timelines was a threat to Chronos, so why destroy them? And Ramirez? So what if he succeeded. Immortal or not, he can't survive time being unwritten. And that's assuming it's even possible. Chronos might wipe out any timeline where he makes even a modicum of progress, or could have been fed him false information from the start."

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Name: Kyrad Darkspawn
Status: Attacking Castle Dracula (yeah, I know, right?)

Name: Grace Meredith
Status: Defending Veros

Naem: Enzo Greyson
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"The second I left that night Tobias, I knew this would happen. I accept it." Laika smiled gently. "Thank you though."

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"Is Chronos even a thing that can think logically or is it a beast?" Ramona asked, folding her arms across her chest. "You're assuming this thing has a brain. Though, that's easily forgiven when you recall the Greek Myth of Cronos."

She examined the different sketches of timelines. "Please tell me you two haven't been at this for hours...I'll go get that decaf." Ramona turned and opened the door to leave. "Oh! L-Laika..."

Ramona glanced back at Birch and Derrick awkwardly. They could see Laika behind her.

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Name: Jennifer Hamilton Bewitching Seer
Sigils: Dryadin, Willowisp, Vienta, Vemous, Freija, El-Ahriril
Runes: Endorok, Nichser, Tier, Morpho, Unviro,
Quest/ORP on: Silver Wings

Character Name: Alice Springward Unlucky Witch
Sigil: Cherubim, Nariad
Runes: Destrok, Sentak, Vitale, defkon
Quest/ORP currently on: Mansion of the Sun

Name: Van Cheerful Thief
Sigi: Vienta
Runes: Destrok Morpho
Quest/ORP currently on:

Name: Ramona Servant of Y'Leigha
Quest/ORP on: Free the Children


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