Donachi Business District - Neo Tokyo
This is the economic heart of Neo Tokyo and a great deal of the world. It is within these few square kilometers that corporate empires rise and fall, deals determining the fate of the world's commerical enterprises are made, and where the greatest commercial structure ever created dwarfs everything around it, the Stratoscraper. This immense building is so tall that aerospace technology had to be applied to maintain the building's atmosphere near the top, while the foundation below bores deep into the planet's crust. Around the base of this building are the smaller, though by no means small themselves, skyscrapers that house the headquarters of countless corporations and globe-spanning enterprises.The city has reached so far into the sky here that special public transports race up and down between suspended platforms that connect many of the buildings. Floating food vendor booths drift to and from specialized airlocks on the side of the buildings, and the lights from various holographic ad signs reflect from the mirrored windows.
South <S> leads to Harbor District - Neo Tokyo.
West <W> leads to Fujiwa Art District - Neo Tokyo.
Alia arrives from the Light Labs - Entrance Foyer.
Alia has arrived.
Starburst Dragon arrives from the Harbor District - Neo Tokyo.
Starburst Dragon has arrived.
IT'S HAAAAAAALLOOOOOOOOWEEEEEEEEEN!!! Which means lots and lots of egging, toilet papering, prank calls, and other bad jokes. For the Robot Masters anyway. For Midi on the other hand, he's going out doing what all kids love, Trick or Treating. Midi loves Candy and sugar, he also idolizes Rock, so obviously if he can dress up like Rock and get Candy, he must be ecstatic. Which he is. He loves Halloween.
Seems Midi has been out for a little bit, his oversized bag seems to have a few objects in the very bottom. He's also VERY hyper, running up to houses, and getting the whole process done within a few minutes. You'd think he should have dressed as Quick Man instead.
Light Labs! The friendliest place on Earth!
A place happy to pass out candy to the Americanized Trick-or-Treaters of Neo Tokyo. Spared the real fright-night possibility of Pavel Cossack passing out candy, the children that rush the lab's doors--and there are many of them--are greeted by Alia, the sparkly-dressed all-business pretend pop idol of the Maverick Hunters. The door is open to the interior, and she's standing out front, with a bowl of candy just about overflowing. This would be a security issue...if she wasn't the lady always on the radio anyway.
Dynamo arrives from the Fujiwa Art District - Neo Tokyo.
Dynamo has arrived.
Starburst Dragon is here for a somewhat different reason. He's walking the streets for the primary purpose of showing off his costume, which he's been spending quite a while working on- most of his free time and spare money went into it, and considering all the feathers, it must be a lot. He's carrying a bag, with less items in it than Midi's, but that's not his primary concern. After all, Starburst spent so much time- he's justified in being a little vain, right? Guess it's the dragon shining through. He's also chewing one some fried egg... well, someone threw one at him, and it was a shame to let it go to waste...
Dynamo wanders brazenly toward the Maverick Hunter's old base, smiling ingratiatingly as he meanders closer, apparently... just out trick-or-treating.
While Bahamut and Sephiroth wander about, Midi gets nearer and nearer Light Labs. Finally when he's about right next door, it occurs to him where he is. Blinking, he gets really excited, he didn't even intend to come here, musta been psychological or something. Yeah. Right before he heads up to the door, he straightens his costume out, like he were a nervous teen preparing for a date or something. Finally, he steps up to the door, brimming with energy and chibi-uber-cuteness, exclaims "Trick or Treeeeeeat!"
Alia laughs slightly at the new arrival. "Hello, Rock!" she says. "Aren't you supposed to be inside?" She glances back at the door, then back to little Midi, then drops a Hershey's bar into his outstretched bag. Light Labs gives out the full-size stuff.
The costume has actually attracted the attention of people, remarkably. The problem is, however, that when confronted by them the King of the Dragons dissolves into a blithering jello mould. Which kind of screws things up a bit. After his latest rejection, Starburst is sitting on a bench next to the lab, morosely chewing on a gumball.
Rigger arrives from the Light Labs - Entrance Foyer.
Rigger has arrived.
Starburst Dragon sits on the bench near to Light labs, chewing on a gumball and coveting over the small plastic ring he wound up with. It's a small dragon's treasure horde, but it's a start...
Dynamo blinks as he approaches the labs, appearing just above the little UN hacker and the Maverick Hunters, Dynamo pulling the Masamune up, pointing it down to run Aeris through... wait. No Aeris. He simply lands, then, slashing the sword out in a wide arc at noone in particular and grinning at the good guys here. "Has anyone, per chance, seen a black materia around here?"
Alpha arrives from the Fujiwa Art District - Neo Tokyo.
Alpha has arrived.
Alia blinks at Dynamo's antics... Hm. He's dressed as a goth swordsman? "Nice costume," she says, but without the 'oh how cute' tone she used on Midi. All the same, she reaches into her bowl and holds out a candy bar. With almonds. Apparent age is no obstacle to whether she hands candy out, it seems, as long as you put enough effort into your outfit.
"No, but ah got a few black jellybeans, 'll that do?" replies Starburst. He stares at Dynamo's costume, trying desperately to figure out who it is.
"Nope, ah got no idea, who's it? Hey, candybars! Ooh, c'n ah have one? No tricks up mah sleeve!"
Predictably, a water pistol sproings from Starburst's arm, which he quickly shoves back inside.
Dynamo grins evilly, winking at Alia. "Why, thank you. Seen Alpha about?"
Midi grins and blushes at Alia's comments. "Thanks!" He says as she plops the Candy Bar down into the bag, wow, not many places give the real-sized ones. He then asks in an innocent tone "Is Rock goin out Trick or Treatin tonight too?" He then looks at Dynamo "Nice costume! Though I think you got Sephiroth's shoulder pad wrong..." Yeah, Midi is an otaku of many things himself.
"And *what* do you want *her* for?" A rather loud, slighlty annoyed voice asks of the silver-haired one as Rigger strolls out of the labs. She was always suspicious when someone started asking about Alpha. As it was, the slight look of irritation that covers her face simply adds to the costume she's chosen to wear. Loud, obnoxious, easily angered... Yeah that fits.
Alia hands out a candy bar to Starburst as well... admiring his floating bike wheel without really 'getting' it. She's about to respond in the negative to Dynamo, when Rigger busts her way onto the scene.
As Alpha is spoken, a GHOST!! approaches the group, specifically heading towards Dynamo who had spoken Alpha's name. "Youuuuu...invoooked...my...spiiiriiit...OooOOooOoooh!", Alpha. Likes. Halloween. "Noooooow I shall haunt youuuuuuu till the end of your daaaaaays...Oooooooh!", Alpha billows her bedsheets a little to be spookier. The ghost looks towards Rigger and says, "BoooooooOooOOoo...", as well, and sways from side to side.
Stealth Nekojin arrives from the Fujiwa Art District - Neo Tokyo.
Stealth Nekojin has arrived.
Starburst Dragon grins like a madman and examines the bar for about two seconds before devouring it completely. Now the sugar high starts. Lock your doors and windows. Noting a new influx of people, apprehension grows. It fades just as quickly when Alpha arrives, though, and Starburst cvan't help but blush. "Now thar's a classic f'r ya..."
Dynamo smiles at Rigger. "My intentions are perfectly honorable, I assure you." He turns at the ghost, and half-chuckles, putting on a scared-looking face. "My word, I do believe I am haunted!"
Cacophony Timberwolf arrives from the Harbor District - Neo
Cacophony Timberwolf has arrived.
Aww, poor Midi's been overshadowed. Well that often happens with someone so small. For now he merely observes all the newcomers in their various costumes, all the while hoping Rock himself might come out.
[RADIO: (B) World] Metal Man transmits, "There is anotherone."
[RADIO: (B) World] Pyro Squirrel transmits, "These are getting annoying."
[RADIO: (B) World] Rigger transmits, "They're getting closer to the present. That was last year this time."
Stealth Nekojin walks in from the west. Yes, walks. Not hovering as usual. It wouldn't go with the costume. He has a jaunty grin on his face as he pads over to the overshadowed Midi, and presents him with a candybar. He's apparently hit upon a unique approach. He's going forth and GIVING candy to people.
Who says trick or treating is just for kids? Then again, Cacophony Timberwolf is pretty childish in the head at times. Costume? Who needs a costume? She just walks around on all fours, an orange visor strapped over her face, and carrying her bag in her mouth. Ironic, her battle armor looks a lot like a Command Wolf normally...
[RADIO: (B) World] Rigger transmits, "Just after the zombie incident actually..."
[RADIO: (B) World] Pyro Squirrel transmits, "Someone out there has a sense of humor... A bad one, apparently."
Midi just continues to stand around the talking adults, looking like the cute little chibi-Rock he is. KAWAII!
Alia doesn't give candy to Cacophony. She only gives it to people that put effort into their costumes. For example, any Robot Master 'dressed as himself' would be right-out. She does almost hand one to Stealth Nekojin, until she realizes he's handing them OUT the way she is.
Far, far too kawaii for Rigger not to notice. She grins broadly and crouches down to examine the short midi's outfit. "Hey that's pretty accurate," she offers with an apparent nod of approval. She should know, she fixes Rock enough, right? "Been awhile since I last saw that version of his armor."
Alpha doesn't even seem to notice the waves of frequencies, though she possibly makes a note to check out playboy.com to see if Zero was right. Alpha waves her arms a bit more, cocking her head as Necro plainly tells her that she's not being scary. "Oh don't be silly.", she says softly to Necro so nobody'll hear (and thus ruin the disguise) I've already scared Dynamo.", she then speaks up, "Aye, youuuu who brought meeee heeeree. You will be haunted to the ends of the Earth to Space itseeeelff..You'll never escape my wraaathh...", she makes another 'OooOoooh' sound, having the time of her life, perhaps.
Starburst Dragon appears to be trying to look through Alpha's costume. And Dynamo's too. And, in fact, everyone's. "Do ah know any of you? Some'o'y look familiar..."
He idly flips some more candy into his mouth, accidentally picking up a small plastic whistle and momentarily choking on it, before spiting it back in the bag. Yep, very eloquent. A small camera pops out of his foot and tries to look underneath the sheet... then, accompanied by a muted "Nope" from the Dragon, withdraws.
Dynamo snickers this time. "Oh, that's /too/ adorable." He looks over at Rigger, letting the transmissions go in one ear and out the other. "How could I do anything harmful to that? Swords can't hurt ghosts, after all."
Midi beams as someone pays attention to him again. Yee! "Gee thanks! I mostly modeled it after his older look. I made it all by myself too!" He's utterly proud of his creation, he seems.
Stealth Nekojin examines Midi's costume and nods, "Quite the realistic work. You should maybe start doing costumes for people as a hobby." He pauses, then adds another candy bar to the selection offered to Midi, "Here you go. Candy for the Mega Man."
Cacophony Timberwolf is getting enough candy as it is, one person ignoring her because she's being nitpicky isn't going to bother her. Hey, it's not easy saying 'Trick or treat' with bag straps in your mouth, give her a break.
Harmony arrives from the Harbor District - Neo Tokyo.
Harmony has arrived.
Alpha blinks, looking up a bit, her wings fwipping back a tad, her ultra-invincible costume -is- working! "Yes....They cannot...Because we're already dead...", Alpha intones spookily.
Dynamo looks at Rigger, pointing at Alpha. "See?"
[RADIO: (B) World] Job transmits, "If we have another T-virus outbreak...I'm going to flip."
[RADIO: (B) World] BroadbandClassic Jet Stingray transmits, "You didn't like being scared out of your mind, Job? Pansy."
[RADIO: (B) World] BroadbandClassic Jet Stingray transmits, "Though running away because I got ordered to got old quick. I still think we should have bkasted them."
[RADIO: (B) World] Job snorts, "I dunno bio weapons just rub me the wrong way you know?"
With little to talk to Alpha or Dynamo (Who doesn't seem to want the black jellybean-materia, which is promptly scoffed), Starburst stares sideways at Rigger, and walks over, the floating wheel following him at a delayed pace. "Ah'm sure ah've seen y'somewhere before. Annamean you-you, not the costume..."
[RADIO: (B) World] Job transmits, "Like we need Iris and Colonel to go undead on us again..."
[RADIO: (B) World] Pharaoh Man transmits, "Undead isn't all that bad."
[RADIO: (B) World] Squeak Toy Serenade transmits, "Mmm, brains."
[RADIO: (B) World] Pharaoh Man ->Undead and Loving It.
[RADIO: (B) World] Dynamo transmits, "o/~ Night creatures crawl and the dead start to walk in their masquerade... there's no escaping the jaws of the alien this time... this time they're open wide! Woo! o/~"
[RADIO: (B) World] Job transmits, "...Well if your mindless undead with about the iq of a insect."
[RADIO: (B) World] BroadbandClassic Jet Stingray transmits, "I know... Like when you blast them, you can beat them up again and again and again. And they are usually wimps too."
Cacophony Timberwolf has, by now, figured out how to do this easily enough though. Note to self, next year think of something she can actually use her hands instead of walking on four feet. Her nose is getting sore from pushing doorbells with it. *Dingdong* Door creeks open. "Trick or Treat! Smell my feet! Give me something good to eat!" The little kids around just give her odd looks as the occupant passes out the candy. "Miss, could you not do 'smell my feet'? It's really lame." "But you've *got* to do smell my feet! Tonight the timberwolf came to play." "Yer not a timberwolf. You're just a dog's as--" "Hey!" Kids can be so cruel.
[RADIO: (B) World] Pharaoh Man transmits, "Speaking of wimps..."
Rigger grins broadly at Midi as she gives a nod of agreement with Stealth's remark. "It is a great job, yeah." Her attention is torn away as she looks up to Starburst now curiously. "I get around alot. Most recently down at Mexico to bash a few heads in."
[RADIO: (B) World] Job transmits, "The Nemesis was no wimp Jet."
Midi will be doing many many cute things in 10 minutes or so. In the meantime he just hovors around, like the little fanboy he is, hoping Rock will come out, which he will, probably.
[RADIO: (B) World] Alpha transmits, "...OooOOOoooOooh!"
[RADIO: (B) World] BroadbandClassic Jet Stingray transmits, "Bah, yeah he was. The only way undead ever win is by teaming up on dudes that are a whole lot more powerful then them. Isn't that right, mummy man?"
[RADIO: (B) World] Tengu Man transmits, "They're undead."
[RADIO: (B) World] Tengu Man transmits, "Power in numbers."
[RADIO: (B) World] Pharaoh Man transmits, "Except for the 'more powerful then them' part, yes. Its very true. I like to call it 'tactics'. Repliforce should try them sometime."
[RADIO: (B) World] Job transmits, "If I rember right you were almost zombie bait your self last year."
[RADIO: (B) World] Tengu Man stifles a laugh.
[RADIO: (B) World] Star Man transmits, "Dude, you know Replidorks can;t do that!"
[RADIO: (B) World] Pharaoh Man transmits, "I know, but I should at least be nice, and humor them."
[RADIO: (B) World] Tengu Man continues stifling that laugh.
Nodding repeatedly, Starburst replies "Yeap, that w's the place... y'got out OK, right? Ah never wanna see Mexico again after what happened there... was real scary'n sah wet... busted up mah heatsinks... ulp! Ah'm sorry, blabberin' on."
.oO(Try not to screw this one up, OK?)Oo.
"Shut it, brain, or ah'l download a crate'o mp3s int'yer Temp folder. Ah'm Starburst Dragon, good ta meetcha," he explains, offering a handshake.
[RADIO: (B) World] BroadbandClassic Jet Stingray transmits, "Once again, Robot Masters forget about Cario and all the other times their afts have been handed to them. Cowardly losers."
[RADIO: (B) World] Tengu Man transmits, "'Cause the times we've handed your afts to you lot outweigh the other times."
[RADIO: (B) World] Gemini Man transmits, "We GAVE you Cairo."
Alpha looks towards Rigger, and thusly Starburst, "Meeexicooo is where Montezumaaa liveess.... I got him chocolate.", she looks to Dynamo and adds, "And cornbread too. Someone's gotta appease us spiiiriiits..."
[RADIO: (B) World] Tengu Man adds, "That too."
[RADIO: (B) World] Pharaoh Man transmits, "We like to be nice, give the illusion you have a hope of winning."
[RADIO: (B) World] Pyro Squirrel transmits, "Hah."
[RADIO: (B) World] BroadbandClassic Jet Stingray transmits, "Just like you are sooner or later going to 'give' us Africa? That's nice."
[RADIO: (B) World] Gemini Man transmits, "Come and get it. We dare you."
[RADIO: (B) World] Tengu Man transmits, "Eh."
Dynamo snickers, and offers Alpha what little candy he has on him. "Here you go. Consider it a gift from one frightened swordsman."
Stealth Nekojin just stands around, cape flapping impressively in a too-too convenient breeze. And people say antigravity can't help costumes. Bah. He grins at Alpha's costume... traditional works. And admires Dynamo's Sephiroth with an air of impressedness.
[RADIO: (B) World] Star Man transmits, "Yeah, cmon! Like to see you Replidorks put your money where your mouth is intead of where your giant butts are."
[RADIO: (B) World] Pyro Squirrel transmits, "I can hear the oxygen being wasted."
[RADIO: (B) World] Star Man transmits, "Freaking GINORMOUS."
[RADIO: (B) World] BroadbandClassic Jet Stingray transmits, "No thanks. I still enjoy the gift you gave when you offered up about half your attacking forces so General could use his super cannon attack. I've proven myself to you all before... But if you want me to do so again, fine, I will in the next few weeks."
[RADIO: (B) World] Tengu Man does a bad impression of Jet, "General! Super Cannon attack! I choose yoooooou!"
Cacophony Timberwolf continues on her way, moving on to another part of the city. Much to the annoyance of the group of kids she's apparently decided to follow around.
[RADIO: (B) World] Star Man transmits, "Man, Jet Stingradorkgay, the only thing you've proven to me is that you can't be around a chick without getting nervous. *blows a slide whistle, decreasing*"
[RADIO: (B) World] Star Man transmits, "*Jet Stingray* Yeeeeeeeeeaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaay! We won a battle, General! We're the greatest team EEEEEEEEEEEEVVVVVVVVVEEEEEEEEEEERRRRRRRRR!"
[RADIO: (B) World] Star Man transmits, "So totally, I mean, whoa."
[RADIO: (B) World] Tengu Man transmits, "No s***."
[RADIO: (B) World] Rigger transmits, "Guys, it's Halloween. Can't you just shut your yaps and enjoy a holiday like the rest of us?"
[RADIO: (B) World] Star Man transmits, "Dude? I am SO enjoying this!"
[RADIO: (B) World] Tengu Man is suddenly altogether to cheerful, "But we /are/ enjoying it!"
[RADIO: (B) World] Rigger transmits, "YOu didn't just call me a 'dude' did you?"
[RADIO: (B) World] Tengu Man is still cheerful, "Oh, he did."
[RADIO: (B) World] Star Man transmits, "OOC Oops, sorry about that."
[RADIO: (B) World] Star Man transmits, "OOC Having never RPed with you, I didn't know you were a chick."
[RADIO: (B) World] BroadbandClassic Jet Stingray transmits, "Dude, I've gotten more dates in a week then all you Wily Wimp morons get in a year."
[RADIO: (B) World] Tengu Man transmits, "Suuuuuure."
[RADIO: (B) World] Gemini Man transmits, "Is that how you measure your masculinity, Jet?"
[RADIO: (B) World] Tengu Man transmits, "Suuuuure."
[RADIO: (B) World] Star Man transmits, "Its okay Jet. We're all friends here, you totally don't have to lie./"
[RADIO: (B) World] Gemini Man transmits, "How much you can pretend you have a sex drive and bow and scrape to hold onto a woman?"
Rock arrives from the Light Labs - Entrance Foyer.
Rock has arrived.
Rigger reaches out to take Starbursts hand if it was offered for a shake. Player has a hazy memory when it comes to spam scrolling past in the form of radio transmissions. As it is, she offers him a smile and chuckles wryly. "Well I'm here, so yes, I made it out okay. Other than some bruises but makeup covers them well enough." Of course she still does have a slight lump on her forehead where she took a pelting of hail from the storm. "I'd be more worried about you having made it out, really. That was one nasty crowd."
Barrage Raptor arrives from the Harbor District - Neo Tokyo.
Barrage Raptor has arrived.
[RADIO: (B) World] BroadbandClassic Jet Stingray transmits, "Gemini... You are getting me confused with Crash Man again. The only time I didn't date was when my Stingray self got hurt by the war that is love. But since I respect Rigger's wishes, I'll shut up. Get in your licks, I don't care because while you guys might think got style, you're just wanna bes. Except Star Man. You guys should learn from him. And Crash Man once in a blue moon. Other than that, losers across the board."
Midi stands among the crowd gathered outside Light Labs, in his uber-kawaii chibi-Rock costume. Doncha just wanna eat him up? ... WELL DONCHA?
[RADIO: (B) World] Pyro Squirrel transmits, "Those two are losers as well, methinks."
[RADIO: (B) World] Fusion Phoenix transmits, "Sword Man has a certan style."
[RADIO: (B) World] Tengu Man transmits, "Hn."
[RADIO: (B) World] BroadbandClassic Jet Stingray transmits, "Okay, and Sword Man from time to time. But that's it."
[RADIO: (B) World] Star Man transmits, "Oh Pyro Dork. You'd make me laugh if I could be bothered remembering who in Doc Dude's name you were."
Alpha looks to Kael, trying to pin what the costume is down, but unfortunately, she has no idea what -any- of them are. Alas. She looks back to Dynamo, and smiles, becoming more Alphaesque than ghostesque, and she lifts up her sheet a little, revealing that the ghost is indeed Alpha as she takes the candy of Dynamo. She says, "My Spirit's appeased, kind sir...Here, a gift from the Spirit World in exchange for your charity...", she intones as she offers Dynamo a wrapped orange cookie shaped like a pumpkin. It's sprinkly.
[RADIO: (B) World] Pyro Squirrel transmits, "Didn't you just do that?"
[RADIO: (B) World] Star Man transmits, "It comes and goes."
[RADIO: (B) World] Tengu Man again says, with great eloquence, "Hn."
[RADIO: (B) World] Star Man transmits, "But Jet makes one good point. As in, I got things to do. Which is to most totally say, not continue this conversation. Laters! *intro riff to Rust In Peace!'"
Dynamo takes the cookie with a smile, tucking it into a pocket on his duster, not eating it quite yet. "Why, thank you, kind spirit. I shall treasure this delectable pastry until it is no more!"
[RADIO: (B) World] Pyro Squirrel transmits, "What bad music. Some people have no taste."
Starburst Dragon looks thoroughly embarrased. He'd be blushing if his skin wasn't covered in slate-grey paint. "Ah... had to be rescued, ah... passed out fr'm damage after savin' those two what were up on'the pillars. T'was worth it though..." he says airily. "But 's a learnin' experience if nothin' else. Just hope ah don' have any more that hurt so much."
Music begins piping in from nearby, various seasonal tunes causing Starburst's earts to prick up. "Aaaah, ah shouldn' be mopin'. Let's get in th'spirit of things!"
His attention is drawn to a shop window, advertising some kind of haunted house attraction on TV...
The doors to Light Labs open in a very quiet, very soft 'swish' of noise - it's really not much of anything. It's the footsteps that are. Heavy clomping steps carry out a rather small Reploid, dressed rather simply. There's no ornate costume here - well, maybe that thing on his back, peeking out from behind his head could be kinda ornate. Hands moving to the straps over his shoulders, Rock adjusts the pack slightly, rolls his head around on his shoulders, and smiles - happier than he's been for a while. Tonight, he enjoys himself. "C'mon, Rush!" he whistles to the dog behind him, who stalks out after him... drenched in brilliant day-glow green paint. It's not exactly an even covering of paint, though. Looks like he had a fight with a paintcan, and lost.
Harmony enters the area, by herself unfortunately. That isn't entirely safe, considering how she's dressed tonight. Holding the fake plastic space blaster close, as if it's going to shoot off the weirdos, she slinks over to Starburst. "Happy Halloween!" she says, smiling brightly. "Zap!" she adds, pretending to shoot him. Grinning at Rock, she 'zaps' him too. Oh no! Zapping all around.
Burn Dinorex arrives from the Harbor District - Neo Tokyo.
Burn Dinorex has arrived.
Stealth Nekojin looks over as the doors to the Labs open, and grins, waving to Rock, "Hey, Ghostbusters! Over here!" He then carefully re-tucks his tail around his waist, where it is concealing itself as a belt. Paladins don't have tails usually, after all.
Alia, standing out front in her 'popstar' dress, handing out candy, turns and looks as the doors open again. She smiles, and waves brightly at Rock and Rush. "Happy Halloween!"
Oh dear. Midi's gaze turns to the entrance of Light Labs, just as Rock steps out. ROCK! "Rock-Rock-Rock-Rock-Rock-Rock-Rock!" Midi zips through the gathered group of people like they were cardboard cut-outs, don't stand in the way of an over hyper little otaku from meeting his idol while he's dressed like him on halloween. Oh no. Even in Rock's costume, Midi recognizes him. "Hey-Rock-Happy-Halloween! Wow-That's-A-Great-Costume-Hey-You-Like-Mine? I-Made-It-Myself-An'-I-Worked-Real-Hard-On-It! Hey-Rush-Looks-Cool-Hey-Can-I-Pet-Him-Can-I-Can-I-Can-I?" Just give a sec for your heads to stop spinning. Sheesh.
Alpha grins and says, "I will as well.", she looks towards The Ghostbuster, glancing to Kael, and then back to Rock. Her eyes widen a bit and she ducks a bit, as if trying to hide from the terror that is the Ghostbuster. She still makes 'oooOooOooh' sounds a little though.
Rigger gives a slight laugh and pats Starburst's shoulder reassuringly. Or arm, depending on his height, she wasn't picky. "Trust me, that's usually the situation I'm in. No shame in doing your best," she remarks with a grin. Hearing the commotion behind her sheturns to wave at Rock with a grin. "Hey! Cool, I loved that movie." Of course she's probably drowned out by Midi's rambling greeting.
Isaac arrives from the Light Labs - Entrance Foyer.
Isaac has arrived.
Q: What does a dinosaur go as for Holloween?
A: Anything he wants to!
Okay, seriously, it's just Dinorex, costuming as a old japanese movie monster. And no, it's not Godzilla. That'd be too easy. Not that big monsters roaming through Tokyo is anything -new-...
"Hey, guys! Happy Hall--ack!" Rock doesn't finish his greeting to all and sundry, as he's 'shot' by Harmony. The Hunter Commander quirks a grin before clutching at his chest melodramatically, bemoaning: "Oooh, oohhhh! I've been shot! I'm a goner!" He sinks to his knees, still holding his hands to his chest as Rush pads up beside him, barking and prancing at the bad acting job. "A goner I tell you! Oh, mother, is that you mother? The light... it's so bright...," he splutters before keeling over onto his side.
"Tell Becky... I love her." He collapses to the ground, splayed out on his back with a 'gaaak', eyes closed and tongue hanging out, the very picture of melodramatically dead. This lasts for all of two seconds, because Midi's sudden approach and happy chatter makes him open his eyes in bewilderment. "Hey, wow, you're me!" he remarks, sitting up onto his elbows. "Neat costume." Rush moves for Midi, eyes hoping. He heard the word 'pet' and 'Rush' in the same sentence. PAT. ME.
"Whoa!" Alia steps back as the little Megaman-fan comes running back to the door. Then, after Rock is finished, she blinks at him, almost dumbly. "Who's Becky?"
[RADIO: (E) UN-Secure] Gunsmith Cat transmits, "Hunters, UNers, you want to join up with the zombie-bashing? I'll bring the nuclear accelerator."
Barrage Raptor enters the Harbor District - Neo Tokyo.
Barrage Raptor has left.
Enforcer Malamute arrives from the Harbor District - Neo Tokyo.
Enforcer Malamute has arrived.
Harmony prances over, putting a boot on Rock's chest. Don't look up the skirt, either, it's not nice. "Hahaha! I have taken down Rock, now I can take over the wooorrlld!" Halloween must make people a tad crazy. "Oh wait.. Rock's down there!" she says, pretending little Midi is the Blue Bomber. "ZAP!" she says, pointing her gun at Midi, foot still on Rock's chest. He won't get away anyway.
Stealth Nekojin pads over to the 'dead' Rock, and gently prods him with the sheathed tip of his sword, "Hmm. I'm thinkin' ya killed him, missy. We'll have to revive him now." He produces... a Phoenix Down! But not really. It's just a soda with that written on the sleeve. "Fortunately, I always bring revivification items." He places the soda in Rock's hand.
Midi just soaks up Rock's words like a spongue. He doesn't even wait for Rock to answer him on the Rush question, as the robo-dog moves over, Midi pets him anyway. <pet-pet-pet-pet-pet-pet> "Wow Rock! Rush is a neato dog! I wish I had a dog! Hey I recognize your costume now, I saw the Ghostbusters when I was looking through old archaic cartoon archives!" Is there an off button for that thing? He's about a strung up as Ten on a shopping spree.
Starburst Dragon stares blankly. "Y'all feelin' OK, Harmony? Y'wanna apple?" he asks, offering her one of the Worst Things You Possibly Can Get On Halloween from the bottom of his bag.
Rock wouldn't *dream* of looking up someone's skirt. That's not his thing, after all! "Becky's just a name I made up," Rock replies to Alia, chuckling. "No, it's not any girlfriend of mine." He looks up instead at the 'gun' pointed at Midi, and wriggles around for a moment before grabbing his proton pack's 'gun' and aiming it at Harmony. "STOP," he booms, surprisingly authoritative, "OR I'LL SHOOT." Rush, meanwhile, happily prances around Midi, caught up in his happy chatter and his pats.
Alpha frowns silently at some radio transmissions. She looks towards Dynamo and starts to tap her foot, biting her lip underneath her costume.
Dynamo smiles at Alpha. "Something troubling you, my enchanting spirit?"
[RADIO: (B) World] Bridgit Cascio transmits, "I *(&#ing hate Halloween."
[RADIO: (B) World] Midi transmits, "Why? Halloween's great!"
Burn Dinorex ROARS as he steps up to the lab doors, followed by the usual "Trick or treat!", snapping open and shut his extra 'heads' as if all three were speaking. The traditional cry is echoed by the various kids gathered around his feet. Looks like the Repliforcer in disguise is doing the volunteer chaperoning thing this year. Hey, it's good PR, and he gets candy for it!
Alia nods. Well...of course he made it up. "I thought it might be from a movie or something. Apparently a lot of the costumes tonight are from movies I've...never watched." She looks around at the group. "I recognize yours, though," she says, partially as self-reassurance. "Great idea!"
Dr. Thomas Light arrives from the Light Labs - Entrance Foyer.
Dr. Thomas Light has arrived.
[RADIO: (B) World] Rigger transmits, "I rather like it. Though the trouble that pops up now I could do without."
[RADIO: (B) World] Bridgit Cascio transmits, "Friggin' kids and their friggin' 'gimme candy' crap."
[RADIO: (B) World] Kain transmits, "...YOU apparently haven't been in a zombie infested CITY."
[RADIO: (B) World] Tengu Man yells in a falsetto voice, "TRICK OR TREAT! TRICK OR TREAT!
[RADIO: (B) World] Bass transmits, "Blah, blah, blah, zombies-infested cities. God, you people are worse than the stories I've heard about Baby Boomers."
[RADIO: (B) World] Rigger transmits, "Me? No. I just got to deal with helping to stop the virus. I'm trying very hard to forget that, too."
Harmony squeels in shock, stumbling away from the Ghostbuster. "Ohhh, no, /don't/ shoot!" she says, feigning fear. Her plastic gun clattering to the ground, she holds up her hands. "I surrender!"
Dr. Thomas Light wanders out, wishing he knew how to set like you all have your disguize names in your 'Contents' list.
[RADIO: (B) World] Bridgit Cascio transmits, "Zombies. I work with politicians. Don't talk t'me about soulless husks."
[RADIO: (B) World] Tengu Man laughs.
[RADIO: (B) World] Star Man transmits, "*pilot from Jason X* You guys weren't alive during the Microsoft Conflict. We were beating each other with our own severed limbs."
[RADIO: (B) World] Tengu Man transmits, "Maybe McLaren and Montezuma could have a heart-to-heart."
[RADIO: (B) World] Bass transmits, "Literally."
[RADIO: (B) World] Bridgit Cascio transmits, "Sure. If McLaren hadda heart."
[RADIO: (B) World] Midi transmits, "Hey, Miss McLaren can be nice, sometimes!"
[RADIO: (B) World] Tengu Man snickers.
[RADIO: (B) World] Dynamo transmits, "I do need to speak with that charming president sometime..."
Alpha pauses for a few moments before saying, "Halloween's my favorite holiday, I think. I haven't seen all of them, but so far it is."
Out walks a dark form, waving a blazing sword. No, this time it's not even Zero. Hopefully.
[RADIO: (B) World] Pyro Squirrel transmits, "Bad Dynamo! No cookie!"
[RADIO: (B) World] Dynamo transmits, "What? I'm not contracted to kill her or anything. I merely need to speak with her.""
Starburst Dragon shrugs and eats the apple himself. Yes, he is eating the apple. It's a bit wrinkly, but hey, this Dragon caught a house-egging egg, fried it on his arm and ate it earlier. Are you going to question the intensity of his stomach? Because things are getting a little crowded, he flaps his wings and hangs over the entrance to Light Labs, possibly dropping down directly infromnt of Mr. Beam Saber.
[RADIO: (B) World] Pyro Squirrel transmits, "Oh. Carry on."
[RADIO: (B) World] Bridgit Cascio transmits, "She might not letcha get a word in edgewise, eh. Politicians bein' th'windbags they are, an' all."
Rock saves him from the evil Harmony! Eee! Even though it's all mock, Midi is thrilled. As Rock stands to talk to the others, Midi plays with Rush for a few minutes. Even sacrificing one of his chewier candies to the canine, poor ol Rush will get an upset tummy from that. And then, Dr. Light walks out. "Dr. Light!!" Midi rushes over to him, not quite as hyper as he was when Rock came out, but pretty energy nevertheless "Hey Dr. Light! Wow, that's a great costume! All the Hunters have really neat costumes this year! What do you think of mine? I dressed as Rock! Pretty good huh? I made it myself ya know!" Ok, maybe he is still that hyper.
Dynamo nods. "It is fun, indeed." He sighs. "Though, I should be going. I am certain your fellow Hunters would be glad for me to leave, given that I'm supposed to be hunting you down." He looks over at Rigger and company. "However, thank you for the candy, and thank you for your delightful scares. I must trick or treat in front of more bases..."
Rigger turns away from the small gathering of shoot-em-up kiddies wandering about in costume with a broad grin. It was silly, but then that was the point of a holiday. Fun. She spots Light and lifts a hand to wave to him in greeting only to stop before wandering nearer. Too many people crowding around the famous people of the group by the fanboy-Midi dressed as Megaman.
Rock grins as he springs up to his feet once again, 'holstering' the weapon on his makeshift proton pack. The Hunter salutes Harmony with a chuckle, remarking, "I accept your surrender and--ack!" He starts at the sudden roar from Burn, and blinks, chuckling and offering up a wave to the giant flaming beast. "Oh, there're so many movies to watch, I don't think anyone could ever see them all," he replies to Alia before watching Midi dart around ever so hyper. His gaze falls on Rigger, and he gives her a wave as well. He thinks he's said hello to everyone now...
"What movie is that?" Alia asks, pointing at Dynamo. She can't help overhear as he talks about 'hunting Alpha down,' and it makes her face fall.
Harmony salutes with a wink. "Good! ..cuz y'know, I would've won anyway." she says matter-of-factly as she re-holsters her own plastic weapon. Distracted by Dynamo's near exit, because you know. Can't help it! Pouting as she tears her gaze away, she skitters back over to Starburst. "Having fun?" she asks, tilting her head up at the Dragon.
Kalinka arrives from the Light Labs - Entrance Foyer.
Kalinka has arrived.
Alpha seems to relax a little, "You're welcome. It's nice to see you again... And thank you for the candy too.", she looks to Rigger for a moment and then says softly, "Y'don't have to go though if y'don't want.", she flexes her wings out behind her, and she listens to them, whatever they say.
Dr. Thomas Light , having no idea what's going on, steps dramatically forth before the crowd. He waves his saber, making cool-aft *zzzzzt* noises in the air, then touches it to his forehead in salute to Rigger and Rock and Midi who said hi. A quick pat to put his costume out later and he's back to getting to waving it around madly, then steps aside to show a rather large pumpkin pie he snuck out! Ah, a distraction! He uses Zero's beamsaber to cut the pie.
Dynamo beams at Alpha. "Tempting, but perhaps later. I am sure that Ms. Rigger, at least, will feel a little less ill at ease with me gone. So, until next we meet... have an enchanting Halloween, dread spectre." He bows, and blinks away.
The costumed kids naturally flood for the doors for their handouts, but Burn Dinorex keeps back out of the way himself, it's getting crowded enough without the big guy getting in the way. A pause as he looks between Rock, and... Rock? The real head, the one in the center, smirks a bit. "Okay, which one of you is the real Megaman?", he plays along.
Dynamo smirks, dropping into a Darth Maul stance and tossing a Nightmare Soul at you. Trade it in for power-ups later!
Stealth Nekojin finds a convenient fence to lean against, smiling as he admires everyone's costumes and occasionally nibbles on one of the big sack of candies he's carrying around. He's not in the mood to leap right into the conversation... but it's fun to watch, and hey - might as well get some use out of his costume.
Dynamo blinks to another location.
Dynamo has left.
Michael Eildath arrives from the Light Labs - Rooftop Runway.
Michael Eildath has arrived.
"Things are pretty peaceful so far," replied Starburst, who's dangling upside-down over the doorway. The wheel is still there! Whatever's holding it in place must be doing a good job... just hope Prismatic doesn't notice it's gone missing... "Ah managed to pick some free candy up... look, ah got a few jawbreakers an' a bunch o' gummies, ah'm savin those f'r last... did you pick up anythin' yet, Harmony?"
Enforcer Malamute is here. He hasn't seen Neo Tokyo in a long while. So he's here, to look around, taking advantage of Halloween to take a look around...
Michael Eildath steps out atop the runway of the Maverick Hunter base, most of yesterday's unpleasantness wiped from his head, the dark-cloaked Hunter looking down at the merry hooligans going about their way. He tenses, eyes almost glowing under his cowl... and steps off the runway, plummeting toward the ground.
Harmony shakes her head, "Nope, not yet! I hope so though, looks really fun.. free candy! How crazy is that.." Hrrming, she taps her radio gently. "This thing in Mexico is giving me the heebies though, I keep wondering if I should check it out. I don't think General promoted me, just so I can not go places when things happen." Hrrm. Appears to be thinking.. still, /free candy/..
Midi beams at Burn Dinorex. As far as Midi needs to know, Burn really thinks he is the real Rock, something that couldn't make Midi happier. Just for effect, Midi poses in the standard Mega Man victory pose.
Dr. Thomas Light uses a magnetic coil converter hidden inside his suit to create a standing field projectable across small areas, grabbing the mettalic elements in ....
Nevermind. Light waves his jedi hand and uses the force to serve pie onto plates, slipping them to anyone who wants one.
Alpha looks to Harmony, "If you go, can I give you something to give to Montezuma to soothe his spirit?", she glances to Michael, and flaps her wings back and forth thoughtfully. She saw something like that before.
Alia hands Harmony a piece of candy, a full-size pack of Twizzlers. Even if she doesn't recognize that costume, either, it's still pretty good.
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