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27 February 2007 @ 01:35 am
... troubles...  

Who: Mikey and Tobi... anyone feel free to jump in.
What: Still exploring, so whatch your step...
When: Day One. Afternoon around 3 o'clock. Earth time.  


He wasn't sure how to describe it all. 

First, they were minding their own business, exploring this strange place they had been taken to, and next there is this, seemingly invisible monster that appeared out of nowhere. It attacked Mike and he deflected the attack by knoking out a few teeth, but who's the say it was the end of that? Whos' to say it was the only one around? 

Right now, Michelangelo and Tobi are trying to get an elevator to work, would they ever come across any other 'survivors' on any of the other floors, or is there a force somewhere preventing them from meeting? 

Only time could tell... 

And time may not even by on their side. 

Current Mood: geekygeeky
tobi_ridley on February 26th, 2007 10:57 pm (UTC)
Tobi winces and offers an apologetic “Oops?” as the elevator crashes at the bottom of the elevator shaft. At least her Swiss Army knife prevented the doors from closing all the way. She moves toward the doors and tries to force them open, but for all her effort she only gets them a few inches more apart.

“Mngh! Nnnngh!” she grunts, trying her best to get the doors apart. She’s pretty tough for a female of her species, and deceptively strong, but she just can’t seem to get the doors more then a half a foot apart. She steps back and gives Mikey an embarrassed look, “Do you think you can…? Y’know…?”
nexus_champion on February 26th, 2007 11:08 pm (UTC)
Mike's eyes widened a bit at the bomb comment, but he smirked bemusdly. This sweet-looking little thing could make things go boom? Sweet! Don would love to chare come chemestry recipes with her, that's for sure.

But then she seemed to struggle to reach into the elevator, so he stepped closer to grab her hand and help her balance herself, but before he could grab her, she was already finished and leaped out of the door's scissors-like walls closing in. Luckely, she dodged it, but not so luckely, the cable snapped and the elevator fell with a loud crash.

He blinked. He assumed the cables were so old, they were in terrible brittle condition and being worked into functioning made them snap. It only assured him that these elevators had not been used in years! In other words, if there were any other 'kidnapped' people in this building, then they were probably on the other floors.

Then she tried to open the door and couldn't so he gave her a teasing grin and gently ushered her aside. Maybe he wasn't as tough and muscline as Raph, but he was considerably strong! Flexing his muscles, just to ready them for the task, he streatched them out and carefully wedged his stubly fingers between the door, testing their not-so-sharp edge.

Taking a deep breath, he shifted his feet slightly apat, and then with all his might, pushed the doors away from each other. The pressure applied to hsi fingers stung at first, but the door creaked and shuddered before the squeaky sound stopped pericing through his ear, and the door slowly slid open. He grit his teeth and a small churr began in the pit of his throat, refusing to let the stubborn door close again. Summing up his streangth, he managed to push them back into their pockets.

He stopped and took a step away, gingerly waving his hands. His fingers buzzed with pain but it was worth it. He sighed in relieafe, but that's when he spotted the safety-lock camera on the top of the door! If he could cover it up with something, it'll think there is something standing in the door way and the doors wont close even after they leave.

"Hey, do you have any bubblegum?" he glanced at Tobi, hoping she had something sticky, "Tape or such? I need something sticky for that," he gestured at the lense.
tobi_ridley on February 26th, 2007 11:18 pm (UTC)
A stupid grin spreads across her face as she watches him flex and stretch. Okay, so a part of her was squealing like a little girl as she watched Mikey force the doors apart. She didn’t have to admit it out loud though. It obviously took a great deal of effort, and she rewarded him with a bouncing cheer when he got the doors all the way open, “Alright, Mikey! Way t’go, babe!”

She follows his look up to the safety lens and immediately picks up on his plan. “Oh! Good idea!” She pats her pockets, and then digs into them. A great big grin makes it obvious that she’s found something. “I don’t have any gum… But I have this kneaded eraser.” She pulls out a small grey wad of rubbery putty. She squishes it between her fingers a few times and she hands it to him – its not sticky sweet like chewed gum, but it’s thick and tacky like clay.
nexus_champion on February 26th, 2007 11:41 pm (UTC)
He grinned like an idiot when she called him 'babe' as if he was her boyfriend or something. 'Oh. You. Wish!' he chided himself. His mind was already getting ideas, and he and Tobi had hardly even spent more than a day together.

Unlike Dharma and Greag, (A show Sensei loved watching, because he liked how Dharma oh-so-inncocently drove Greag's mother batty) it's not like they're going to get married on the first day, so why was his heart racing every time he hears her sweet, giggling voice?

When she produces the- playdough of sorts and calls it an eraser, he blinks at it for a moment. He'd used lots of putty erasers, but this looked kinda- different. He coudln't pinpoint why, it just did. He wasn't sure those things were sticky, either, but maybe the putty from her world is not like the stuff from his?

Nevertheless he accepted it with a 'thanks' and a grin, squished it a bit more to make it nice and molded, before carefully stepping closer to the apperantly endless drop-down hole. On his toes, careful not to slip on the edge, he reached up and carefully applied the frairly sticky stuff on the lense. Slowly he drew back his hands and watched it, waiting for it to peel off or something.

When it did not, he grinned triumphly at Tobi and gave her a thumbs up. "Good thinking!" He then turned to the opening and looked around. There was a narrow ladder on the opposite side of the elevator hatch, on the back of where the elevator should be, but it was really rusty and didn't look very reliable.

Then again, it was probably much worse off than other things around here. Those hinges looked in bad shape, and he knew they probably wouldn't handle too much weight. Tobi might be able to use the ladder, but maybe not for long before the thing snaps, and he was much heavier, so it will not be able to handle his weight.

"I guess this is out of the question, the ladder is in pretty bad shape." he turned back to her, "The best we could do right now is get a rope and climb down to the lower levels, cause the upper levels are out of the question." He paused, furrowed his brows and then reached into his pouch pocket.

Inside was his bedroom key, titled E-014, and the elevator had the floor labeled from A to J... E was the fifth letter, so that meant they were on the fifth floor, smackdub in the middle of the building!

He looked at Tobi again, "Just a question, but what was your room's number?" he showed her his key, "Did it have a tag like this?"
tobi_ridley on February 26th, 2007 11:54 pm (UTC)
She peers over his shoulder as he examines the shaft and reaches the same conclusion that he did about the ladder. She gives a soft sigh of disappointment. She looks up the shaft and notices that the cable is still there. It must have snapped only a few feet above the elevator, unfortunately it’s too high up for them to reach. “We might be able to climb up the rope, if it wasn’t so high…” she murmurs sadly.

She blinks as he produces his room key and asks her about her own. “Oh! Yeah, but why…?” she reaches into her pocket and fishes out her own key. The tag reads F-106. That’s when she remembers that one of the hallways she came down was a long ramp that curved back around to deposit her on a lower floor. “Urg!” she groans, slapping her forehead. “I came from upstairs! I can’t believe I didn’t think of that before now!!”

She turns around and shakes her fists up at the ceiling, growling out her frustration at herself, “I am SO leaving this out of my memoirs! Augh!”
nexus_champion on February 27th, 2007 09:57 am (UTC)
He smiled bemusdly at first but then a slight furrow kint his brow ridges together in thought. "Wait, your room's code has an F, and yet you came from upstairs?" he blinked, and then counted the letters on his three fingered hand, paused, and then counted again, before he shook his head.

"That's not right, F is the sixth letter in the alphabet, which means your room should have been on the floor under us. My room's code is E, the fifth letter, and I didn't leave the floor, so if you came from the upper floor, your code should be D, not F..."

He paused again, glanced at the ceiling and surrounding floors, before he scratched his head, "Unless... this building is upside down?"
tobi_ridley on February 27th, 2007 11:17 am (UTC)
She shrugs helplessly, “It’s a space station. For all we know it could be shaped like a giant doughnut.”

Since the ‘climbing up the elevator shaft’ idea is a no go for now, she starts heading away from them, down the hall toward the nicer lobby where they first met. She gestures for him to follow her, even holding out her hand for him. “In any case, the further we are away from that freaky monster’s lair the better. Let’s keep moving.”

As she walks away, she lowers her eyes thoughtfully. “Y’know, it’s obvious that this space station was designed with the intent to have people inhabit it… It’s logical then that there should be some kind of directory or map somewhere. Like an information station in a mall or something, y’know? If we could find it…”
nexus_champion on February 27th, 2007 11:28 am (UTC)
the mentioning of the donut made him hungry, but he didnt voice it out.

Timidly, he took her hand and let her guid him towards the dinning room. At her question regarding the directory, he nodded, "Yeah, but often those things are placed within the entrance of the first floor, or on each floor if it's a really big place." he paused, "I think since we're on the fifth floor, there should be a directory either on the upper or lower floors, cause I'm sure I didn't spot one while I was here."

It took them a moment to ponder across the junctions, before they finally found their way back towards the dinning lobby. "Ah, we're back where we started," he murmured, and then an idea sprang to mind. He turned to Tobi, "Hey, I remember you said you came from the upper floor before we met, right? Think you could back track back to your room?" he suggested.

If they could find the steps leading towards the next floor, then there should be connected to the main staircase connecting the first/bottom and last/top floors together. That way, they'll just have to walk their way up or down the building, and maybe if they find a reseption desk, they'll be able to hook up the phone lines to the rest of the station and figure out where they are...
tobi_ridley on February 27th, 2007 11:40 am (UTC)
She knows that going up to her room would be the next logical destination on the path to get out of the place, but she can’t help but laugh. Again her mind wanders places it shouldn’t go. She quickly smothers her laughter and smiles apologetically at Mikey. “Yeah, I think so. I think it was this way…”

She leads down the hallway she originally came down. She looks over her shoulder at Mikey for a moment and smiles, very thankful to have someone walking with her this time. “I’m glad I found you, Mikey,” she says quietly, “Of all the people that I could meet in this strange place, I’m glad it was you.”

She falls silent again, concentrating on retracing her steps. She doesn’t want to disappoint her new friend, especially after that fiasco about breaking the elevator. She makes a delighted little ‘oh’ as they finally come to the ramp. One side winds up slowly, while the other slowly angles down, as if they’ve just come to the middle of a wide tower. She starts heading up, and in a matter of moments the ramp lets out on the floor above them. “My room is just down here,” she grins, pointing.
nexus_champion on February 27th, 2007 11:56 am (UTC)
He didn't know what to say to her comment, he just nodded, hiding a tingled smile, he ducked his head for a moment while keeping an eye on their surroundings. So far, only the cameras followed, but he wasn't as tense as before, meaning the monster thing wasn't after them. He knew if it was there, he'd sense it, his ability to sense danger had been honed greatly, so he allowed himself to relax... for now.

No more than minutes later they found the staircase, and were soon going up. Sadly, the straircase apperantly didn't connect more than four or five floors together. When he peeked from over the rail, he saw maybe two or three floors, before it was flat again. He could see the floor quiet easily. The upper floors, however, all he could spot were two floors, if not just one.

Clearly, the upper two floors, as well as the bottom two were seperated from the middle-section of the building, meaning that the only way to get to them was through the elevator hatch. When he was sticking that putty on the lense, he had looked down, and saw that it was at least six stories high. Whatever restricted areas they were pervented from acsessing, he had the hunch they were seperated for a very good reason.

That invisible monster thing was his first clue.

Soon, they arrived in the bedroom lobby. He glanced to the sides and found that there were three paths, one to the left leading somewhere currently unknown, one to the right leading to a bit wider area, and he could spot a large cushioned seat there, and the path before him, where Tobi was standing in. The bedroom lobby was clearly a resident area where the people who lived here would rest.

How many people were in this building? Are there any survivors? He was too engroussed in thinking, he crossed an arm over his plastron and pressed a fist to his chin, lost in thought. Unlike the lower floor, this floor didn't seem to be in good condition. Actually, it looked dusty here and there, as if not all the areas had been tended to, some were neglected for a fairly long time.

"Did you ever wonder why some spots are clean, while others aren't." he told, a statement, not a question. "I don't think there were any janitors around, so who's keeping the place clean?" he looked at Tobi, confused.
tobi_ridley on February 27th, 2007 12:19 pm (UTC)
"Robots," Tobi replied with a grin. Mikey had unwittingly opened a can of worms labeled 'Tobi's obsession with robots'. "I bet there are robots that clean and maintain some of the areas, and the robots that are supposed to clean the dustier rooms are broken.” There’s a gleam in Tobi’s eye, similar to the one that Donatello has when he gets his hands on a new piece of computer hardware.

Still muttering about her favorite topic, Tobi heads for her room. She seems to expect Mikey to follow her in, because she leaves the door open. She heads for the bed and grabs one of the pillows, pulling off the pillow slip and leaving the pillow itself to flop back on the bed. Then she begins untying one of the ropes that ties back the curtains on the bed’s canopy and stuffs it into the pillow slip.

“…and I bet they run on a perpetual energy motor too! Either that, or there’s someplace they go on the station where they recharge.” She’s still going on about her robot theory as she starts going through the drawers and wardrobe.
nexus_champion on February 27th, 2007 12:43 pm (UTC)
Mike's attention is perked when she starts rambling about robots, their types, they mechinesem(sp?) and what their juice might be, some techno-babble here and there, and most importantly, a bright glint of excitment shone in her eyes, like that of his geeky brother when he gets the idea of the century- or something along that line.

But then again, if robots are doing the work, someone must be around to maintain them, right? If someone is here, then he might know what's going on...

Calmly, he followes after her but doesn't enter, he merely stands at the doorway and watchs her shuffle around, picking up items and getting what they might need for their next adventure. He braves on and stepps inside, inspecting some nearby drawers, spots some batteries- or at least, they looked like batteries, they're just a bit more odd looking.

"We need flash lights," he murmured, more to himself than to Tobi...

While wondering around, he glances out the window into the vast ocean of endless stars. Nothing but a dark purplish-blue blanket littered with gazillions of sparkly, twingling stars. In the distance is a purple-violet colored planet, with pinkish clouds coating it. Something in the distance glints, and he wonders if it's another sattlelight station, or a really bit star.

Either way, he's mesmerized by the imagry, it was really beautiful. "Ya know," he said after a moment, "if we weren't in such a pickle, I would have really liked to stay in this place for a while longer. The view is just- beyond any coherent words," he glances at Tobi, and then pushes away from the window to pick at some dressing cabnit.

"But right now, we need to find a way off this picklejar." He opned the doors and stared at the neat and clean clothes hung inside. He searched at the bottom, pushing away some shoes, before searching on the other side.

After a moment, he spotted the first aid kit. "Bingo!" Inspecting it, his joy was dampened, the item box was missing a few things, mainly alchohol for cleaning wounds and clean gauze. The roll he found had a bit of dust and cobwebs on it. It wouldn't do.
tobi_ridley on February 27th, 2007 01:01 pm (UTC)
She stops collecting her odds and ends when he pauses by the window. She nods knowingly and offers a small, sad smile, “I know what you mean. This is one of the more exciting things that has ever happened to me. I just wish it had happened under happier circumstances.”

They both continue their search for useful items and she perks up when he yells ‘bingo!’. She moves over to his side and looks over his shoulder, smiling warmly. A first aid kit! Good thinking! But the bandages are a bit musty… She looks at the clothes and smiles, taking out a pair of long white shirts and shaking the dust off of them. “We can make bandages out of these,” she suggests, “They’re a bit cleaner.”

She takes out her pocket knife, ready to cut the shirts into strips, but then the laptop she left on the table catches her eye. It’s still logged into her online journal. “Someone left me a message!” she says in surprise. She hands him the knife and the shirts and trots over to her laptop, examining it. “Huh… Someone named ‘warrior_turtlef’ friended me. And someone named ‘nexus_champion’. What the heck is a Nexus Champion?"
nexus_champion on February 27th, 2007 01:09 pm (UTC)
Mike accepted the knife and watched her hop off. He was abotu to rip the shirt himself to turn it into long ribbons, but then she mentioned that she was 'befriended' by two people. He blinked wide, frowned, and then set everything on the floor, before he pushed up to glance at her laptop.

"That cant be, Nexus Champion is my user name, and I'm sure I didn't befriend anyone." he paused and glanced at the messege's dilevery time, "Look here, this is pretty much half an hour after I left my room! Someone must've known you were here and added you. Maybe this turtle warriror fellow, whoever he was." he strightened up, blinked and then quizzically stared at the laptop.

"And I dont think I even checked if this place has a local area netweork. Think you can acsess the station map from here?" he asked her, wondering how much a techno-wiz she was.
tobi_ridley on February 27th, 2007 01:26 pm (UTC)
"You're nexus_champion?" she asks, clicking the link. She reads silently for a moment. “Huh… Weird. And this warior_turtlef person - Leonardo somebody – is stuck here too apparently!”

She thinks for a moment, then her short fingers start flying rapidly across the keyboard. “Well, we’re on some kind of network, that’s for sure, and someone has access to our journals,” she murmurs, “I already tried tracing the IP address, but maybe I can access some of the other files on the network….” Her tongue sticks out of the corner of her mouth in concentration as she types and clicks away. “Whee! There we go!,” she throws up her arms in victory as a map of the space station pops up on her screen.

The display makes the space station appear to be a tube of sorts, with two rings suspended around it. Apparently, they’re on the lower ring. “According to this, there’s a bridge that connects our ‘doughnut’ to the main part of the space station… y’know, that tube in the middle there.” Her eager expression falters as she clicks another link to bring up a more detailed map. “And that bridge is on the other side of the room with the monster in it,” she groans.
nexus_champion on February 27th, 2007 01:39 pm (UTC)
"The Nexus is a battle area of sorts, intersecting with multiple dementiones, I've been there a couple of times." he told her quietly, not bragging, just being informative, "I'm the champion cause I won the championship four years in a row." he explained his username, "But that's aside the point."

Mike's shock to 'Leo's name popping into the picture was lost as Tobi revealed the 'truth' behind their encounter. "So you think that monster thing was trying to stop us from getting to the other side?" he glared at the map, mentally trying to memorize as much details in it as possible.

He spied the elevator shaft, and noticed that it connected all the floors, except the last one in the bottom, instead there was a seperate elevator connecting the last two floors together. But the last floor was colored red and the side note 'Contaminated area' was labled on it.

"Great... it figures why it didn't follow us." he sighed softly, and absently put a hand on Tobi's shoulder, as often he'd do if he was with Don in the lab, "It was probably a guard dog of sorts. It protects that area from tresspassers..."

He pointed at the upper ring alighed witht he third floor from the top, "Since this bridge here connects to the upper level, probably the watchtower, and the lower ring here connects to the basement," he pointed to the lower ring that was alighned witht he floor just below his room, "means that if we try to get into either one of those, we're bound to find more of those things."

"We're locked in the civilian areas, apperantly. Those guys in labcoats probably worked in the restricted areas, meaning they'd have ID cards to help them pass." he paused for a moment, then recalled that the body that had tumbled out of the elevator had not been touched. "Hey, think the corpse we left has an ID card?"
tobi_ridley on February 27th, 2007 01:58 pm (UTC)
"It's a reasonable guess," Tobi nodded, "It wouldn't hurt to check it out anyway." She closes the laptop and places it in her makeshift bag, deciding to keep it since it may come in handy later.

"So you've won fighting completions?" she asks, her eyes round with wonder, "I'm REALLY glad I'm with you then. I know you can handle that monster if we ever have to deal with it again. I mean, you already knocked it a good one, maybe it'll be scared of you now."

She kneels down next to the shirts and helps make bandages out of them, still going on about his title. “So what’s this Nexus place like? Do you get a trophy for winning?,” she asks. “I’m really impressed that you’ve won four times! I tried kick boxing for about a year, but I sucked horribly at it. I never even tried to get into a competition.” She blushes and leans forward, as if she’s sharing some kind of scandalous secret, “I’m honestly a real baby when it comes to people actually swinging at me. I think I’d cry like a little girl if someone really tired to hit me.”
nexus_champion on February 27th, 2007 02:55 pm (UTC)
He smirked inwardly at her 'baby' comment, but didn't poke at it, "I don't think I can blame you." he nodded and settled on his knees besides her, fishing a small scissor from the kit he began to sread another shirt into ribbons. "Considering that I live in a world full of humans I'm forced to fight to survive, while you fight to defend yourself."

"In face, its a bit different, especially since my world isn't like yours, I dont have a law to protect me, and if someone attacks me, I'm the only one to blame because I'm different, and if I fight back, they'd consider me aggressive and a threat." he sighed, "Gee, I'd liek to see them go against Raph then, he's way more hotheaded than me. He's practically a walking bomb, sometimes."

After a minute, the shirt is recused the ribbons, rolled and neatly tucked in the box. He picked another shirt and began ripping it, and continued to talk, "As for the Nexus, like I said it's a demention where warriors from all around the galaxy gather. It intersects with almost all other galaxies."

He paused, "Every three years there is a torunament where the mightiest of warriors gather to compete against each other. But on earth time, it sort of happens more every one and a half years. Time on Earth kinda moves faster than that or other galaxies, I guess."

"The first tournament was kickshell awsome! My bros were really irritated when I kept rubbing my victory in their faces. I was a real brat back then, always bragging and shoving it in their faces." he shook his head and sighed softly, "No wonder Raph used to beat me up so much. I must've been so annoying..." he send her a sheepish grin.

"The second time, I had to defend my title from a cheapskate who cheated, and won it again fair and square." he smiled proudly, "The third time, I did it for the sake of not losing a title to someone else, although I nearly lost it to Raph at the last round." he paused, recalling how close to losing he was at that last fight.

Why he and Raph always seemed to end up going against each other, he never knew...

"But at the Fourth time, I really got tired of fighting, and of having to carry the responseabilities that came with the title, I was even tempted to lose and let someone else take it off my hands," he gave a heavy sigh, "but my dad was just so proud, ya know? I didn't have the heart to 'intentionally' lose, I didn't want to dissopoint him."

"It's just one of those things you start as a fun hobby, only for it to turn into a depressing job of sorts, ya know?" Finishing a third shirt, rolling it and tucking it into the kit, he tucked the scissors in place. "I think we're done with these, now we need something to clean wouns with, cause I dont see anything with that value here." he murmured.
tobi_ridley on February 27th, 2007 03:19 pm (UTC)
She listens intently and nods with interest as he talks about his family and his experiences in the Battle Nexus. It seems like he enjoys fighting, but finds fighting in the contest wearying; that confuses Tobi a bit, but then she can understand how one can do something that they love so often that it becomes a chore rather then a pastime.

“Well… Maybe the Nexus place connects to my world too?” she smiles hopefully, “After we get back to our worlds, and… if you ever enter the fighting championship again… Maybe I can come cheer you on?”

He mentions that they don’t have anything to clean wounds with and she looks around thoughtfully. She spots the refrigerator and smiles, walking over to inspect it’s contents. With a victorious little squeal she holds up a bottle of clear vodka. “I’d hate to have to drink this stuff, but it’s pretty potent alcohol. We could use it to clean wounds in a pinch, y’know?” She holds it out to Mikey, waiting on his approval. Somehow she got the impression that he probably didn’t approve of hard liquor.
nexus_champion on February 27th, 2007 03:34 pm (UTC)
--About the Nexus--

His face was flustered from the enthusiastic comment, about cheering him on if he ever came to her world, he smothered a smile and pushed to his feet. "If your world is anywhere like mine, they is ptobably a way to get them connected. A guy ther told me I come from Third Earth."

"In other words, the Third alternet mirror to the Planet Earth. A frind of mine, a Samurai names Usagi, he comes from Fifth Earth, get what I'm saying here?" he asked with a warm smile, "If you're on any of the mirror worlds, there is a pretty good chance you would cross through the Nexus and jump into my world. Although I really don't advice it, seeing my world is infested with humans and all, ya know."

He stared at the bottle for a moment, before he lets out a small chuckle, "If my dad ever caught me with one of those in my pocket.. well, lets just say I'd be under-grounded for the rest of my life... with lots of cushioned seats." he grins sheepishly and gives a negative shake, "He's a bit oldfashioned, raised us on his own for eighteen years, but tries his best to be a good dad." he mused, wondering if his father missed him, and Leo, assuming it was really his brother on this Picklejar Station.

He walks over to Tobi with the kit and glances at the bottle, "I guess it'll have to do. Hopefully, we wont need to drink any of that. I've never gotten drunk before, so I have no idea if I can hold the stuff or not." he admitted.
tobi_ridley on February 27th, 2007 03:56 pm (UTC)
“Maybe I’m from Forth Earth,” she giggles, nodding in understanding.

She puts the vodka bottle in her bag and hoists it over her shoulder. “Your dad sounds like a very good guy. I’m sure you make him proud,” she smiles wistfully and lowers her eyes, “…I’m a little jealous…”

“I’m lucky I got my mom though. She’s a single parent too; she raised me and Miles by herself after the war. She used to drink though, and so did a lot of her boyfriends.” She makes a face, “It wasn’t a whole lot of fun for me and Miles, so I decided that I’d never do it. …Good or bad, my mama was always an example to me.”

She thinks for a moment and then laughs, “Isn’t that silly? I must’ve been the only person in the military that didn’t drink, curse, or have a tattoo.”
nexus_champion on February 27th, 2007 05:26 pm (UTC)
"I think it adds to your character," he send her a charming grin and winked, "But anyway, do we use the staircase and try going to the upper or lower levels, or use the elevator shaft and search the place from bottom up?" Either way, he was okay with it, as long as they don't bump into any more of those invisible monsters.

After a pause, he arched a brow, "Think we'll find a weapon room somewhere? If the people who lived here are human by any chance, I figure there should be a weapon room, just in case of an assult or something." he told, curiouse to where such a room would or could be placed.
tobi_ridley on February 27th, 2007 05:48 pm (UTC)
Tobi cocks her head to the side thoughtfully, adjusting her small circular glasses. "Mmn, it looked like the bridge to the main part of the space station was the only way off this particular section, but maybe we can find another way that wasn't on the map if we explore a bit," she said, nodding. "Let's see how far we can get using the stairs, and then climb down the shaft if all else fails. As for a weapons locker..."

She shudders and sighs slightly, “I don’t much like weapons. I know I designed and built bombs when I was in the military, and I had to fight for most of my young life… It’s just that I hate hurting people, especially with guns, y’know?” She rubs her arm and lowers her eyes, “Still, I’d rather not face any more space monsters unarmed, so you’re probably right. We might be able to find an armory somewhere near a maintenance or laboratory level…?”
nexus_champion on February 27th, 2007 06:12 pm (UTC)
"From what I could figure out, the lat two bottom floors are the lab areas, mostly because you need special access of sorts to go through, but I could be wrong." he replied, and then petted her shoulder, "Trust me, I don't like weapons or guns either, had to dodge way too many bullets when intrapped in the game of survival."

"Nevertheless, I woudn't want to go against those invisible monster things unarmed. My chucks might have knocked out a few teeth, but that's mostly because their jaws didn't seem all that solid. I don't know about the rest of their bodies. They could be armored liek an armadello, for all I could tell." He added with a concerned, thoughtful expression.

"I wonder if the other 'kidnapped' people on this picklejar have encountered any monsters, though." he murmured. "Hopefully, they're having better luck..."

For a moment, his mind drifted back to the 'Leo' Tobi had mentioned. Could it really be his Leonardo, his brother? Or just someone else named just Leo and not Leonardo? There was no way to tell, not until meeting the 'befriending' person.

"Lets go to my room and check if I got any messeges on my comp, first. If we're on the same network, I'd like to see how much we can learn by hoking the laptop to the computer in my room." he suggested.
tobi_ridley on February 27th, 2007 06:26 pm (UTC)
She nods in agreement and adjusts her bag. For once she doesn’t giggle about ‘going to his room’. It seems the humor is wearing off on her. When they leave the room, she turns and locks her door, out of habit if nothing else and follows him down the hall.

“I hope Leonardo is friendly,” Tobi says hopefully, “She seemed rather miffed in her journal, but then… I guess anyone trapped here would have the right to feel upset about it.”

“But… Y’know we really don’t have it that bad. I mean, we’re alive, and we have food and water and there are lots of rooms all over with nice beds to sleep in. The only thing we really have to be concerned about is that monster, and it seems to want to stay in that one room down there. And I’m sure we’ll find someone who can explain why we’re here, sooner or later…”
nexus_champion on February 27th, 2007 06:31 pm (UTC)
He nodded once, absently replying to her statement, "I guess-- wait! Leo's a girl?" He suddenly whipped his head around to gawk at her, "How'd you know if it's a girl or guy? Leo's a guy name, isn't it?" he quirked a seriously confused brow.

It wasn't his brother after all.. darn...

Well, not that he'd wish for his brother to be stuck with him in a dreary place like this, anyway. But still, the company would have been appriciated, so at least if anything happened to him, Tobi would have someone to protect her.

Although he did realize she was a fighter at some level, having confessed being in the army, he still couldn't see her kicking it up, beating punks in an allyway and such. She looked too- famanine to be doing rough stuff liek that. then again, April didn't look so tough, and she could swat Raph and Casey to the floor, if given the chance, and a headstart.
tobi_ridley on February 27th, 2007 06:55 pm (UTC)
She gives him a strange look, then laughs good-naturedly, "Isn't Tobi a boy's name too? You don't seem to have a problem with my name." She looks around, and leans in to share another of her secrets that aren’t really secrets, "Don't tell anyone, but my first name is actually Tobethy. I was named after my dad." She makes a face and shakes her head, "Dad wanted a boy so much that he made me Tobethy Ridley Junior despite the fact that I'm a girl!!"

It doesn't even click with her that Leonardo may be the name of one of his brothers.

“I always hated the name Tobethy. It’s such an ugly name, even for a guy! So I started calling myself Tobi when I was really little and I think it suits me much better. It sounds much more like a girls’ name, y’know?” She sighs and smiles wistfully, “Dad was always really disappointed with that… And with me… Don’t tell anyone, kay?”
nexus_champion on February 27th, 2007 07:20 pm (UTC)
"Your secret's safe with me." He smiled in understanding.

"I know what you mean. My full name is Michelangelo, but when we were little kids my brother Raph, short for Raphael, kept nagging that it was a mouthful, so I've been dubbed Mike or Mikey ever since." he shrugged, "And on the topic of names, my brothers are Donatello and Leonardo, see the trend there?" he teased.

"And besides, I think Tobi's a nice name, Tobethy sounds a bit slurred, but it's not really bad." he then added, "Didn't even think it could be a boy's name though." he paused, then furrowed a bit in confusion, "But I take it if your father wanted a boy, your brother got all the attantion when he was born?" he inquired, "I know how that feels too, and I actually like attantion." he pouted.

He had to shake it off his head, they had a lot of things to do, and standing here wasting breath wont keep that monster thing at bay for long. They'll need to explore the area, secure any tight spots and then see if there is anyone else trapped in this building.

"You wouldn't think they'd be a printer within this place, do you? I think having a map to pin down where we are any any places we need to be wary of, or need to remember for some reason or another handy." he informed, wondering if there was a resturant, an office or an infirmary within this facility.
tobi_ridley on February 27th, 2007 07:36 pm (UTC)
She nods and heads down the hall, walking as she talks.

"Michelangelo, Leonardo, Raphael and Donatello," she giggles nodding, "All renaissance artists! Is that a tradition in your family? Tobethy is an old kempi name meaning ‘the wave that does not break’ or rather a tsunami. It’s a very traditional, very conservative name,” she makes a face again, obviously not happy at all with her real name, “I wish my family had a cooler tradition, like your family.”

She sighs and continues, “Dad was pretty happy when Miles was born. He’s still Dad’s golden boy, y’know? They still talk, and Miles still visits him every summer. He thinks that I’m being obstinate by not wanting to see our father, but I just can’t face Dad. Not after what he did during the war... Miles might have forgiven him, but he was too little to know what really happened. And I never had the heart to tell him.”

She looks around at the mention of a printer and squints her eyes thoughtfully. “Well, if this is a residential level, then there’s got to be an office of some type around here, right? We keep passing a bunch of doors… maybe we should start checking them to see if any of them are offices or at least rooms that have paper?”
nexus_champion on February 27th, 2007 07:45 pm (UTC)
Mike gave a empathetic nod; a war casualty, huh. "I see, I guess some things are better left alone. You don't have to talk abotu it if you don't want." he smiled, "but if you do need someone to talk to, I'm here." he offered.

Then she mentioned the office and the possibility they might actually find what they're looking for. He nodded once, "Yeah, maybe you're right. I didn't check the doors earlier cause I figured they were locked." He explained, but now they had already crossed the bedroom ward and were heading back towards the staircase.

He glanced behind him, and then at the staircase, "You know, the floor I was on looked more maintained than this one, how abotu we check that floor first?"