tall_dark_and: (always until the end)
Riku ([personal profile] tall_dark_and) wrote2009-09-11 06:48 am

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"Is this really going to work?" Riku asks, staring at the door. He's in civilian clothing, cargo pants and a shirt and some good sneakers. He has his hair tied back for the day.

"It might rebuff us, or put us in different places." But Riku is never really one to dawdle on possibilities. He likes to just move and act. Figuring they have a better chance when they go this way, Riku grabs onto Sora's arm and opens the door, pulling Sora out and then -

They're out of a store, in a really crowded area. It looks nothing like he's every seen before. There's some sort of giant tv on the top of a building, and strange metallic things that move on wheels, and -

Well. They certainly reached somewhere different.

There's music in his ears, even there's no possible way. He doesn't understan this at all.

Every day streets are crowded with people
Every night streets are jammed with these noise
"Things are so strange, are they real or a dream"
Where am I now, trapped in this city of illusion

[identity profile] aerora.livejournal.com 2009-09-11 11:26 am (UTC)(link)

Sora can hear it too.

He rubs at his ear haphazardly, as if that will get rid of the sound.

"This looks different," he manages to point out, amid the music. "Like really, really different." No sign of his Gummi Ship either.

[identity profile] tall-dark-and.livejournal.com 2009-09-11 11:37 am (UTC)(link)
"Too many people," Riku says, staring at all of the people. "How do they even -move around-?"

It seems impossible to him! Without obtaining a broken arm or a concussion, at least.

[identity profile] joshuas-canon.livejournal.com 2009-09-11 11:38 am (UTC)(link)
Grab the key let's go out and have some fun
Have you ever seen such a perfect day?
What's in your mind? Let's do it one by one
Have you ever though such a day would come?

[identity profile] aerora.livejournal.com 2009-09-11 11:43 am (UTC)(link)
Sora nods, but he's too busy with the next verse of that song in his head.

Okay, it's really weird.

"Do you hear that? You do, right?"

I'm not going crazy?

[identity profile] tall-dark-and.livejournal.com 2009-09-11 11:50 am (UTC)(link)
"I hear it," Riku says, slowly. "Whatever it is, it's fucked up. Especially since nobody else seems to be affected.

Let's wander around, maybe we'll run into something."

Because that was a good idea. Ever.

[identity profile] joshuas-canon.livejournal.com 2009-09-11 11:52 am (UTC)(link)
A chuckle, then, as if any efforts would be futile.

Time's up! Forget the theory
Start up the brand new story
See where you are
Seek what you want
Stray as you wish
Stay who you are

[identity profile] aerora.livejournal.com 2009-09-11 12:08 pm (UTC)(link)
"Okay," he says, because he doesn't have a better idea.

At least Riku seems more inclined to do something other than be gloomfilled or mopey. Or a combination of both. This has to be a good thing.

And besides, he feels a little compelled to do so.

Stray as you wish

- indeed.

[identity profile] tall-dark-and.livejournal.com 2009-09-11 12:19 pm (UTC)(link)
Someone said she was such a foolish girl
Who cares? It's better than without a light
Sometimes I need someone to hold me tight
Explain to me what is justice what is right?

Okay, now Riku's getting pissed. "We should track this guy down and punch him a few times.


[identity profile] joshuas-canon.livejournal.com 2009-09-11 12:22 pm (UTC)(link)
Looking for salvation
Useless old protection
Choked up with emotion
Searching for a scapegoat

Oh it's just a matter of time before the crime
(you are lost now)
Ah, it's a matter of fact when you see it all collapse
(you are lost again)

you'd never find me. but perhaps it might be interesting to involve you... hmm.

[identity profile] aerora.livejournal.com 2009-09-11 12:30 pm (UTC)(link)



That sounded kind of ominous.

"Riku? Maybe ... we should figure out where we are first." Something about a disembodied voice saying he'll 'involve you' makes him feel incredibly uneasy.

But then when they do figure that out, and find this guy - yeah. Punching is an option.

[identity profile] tall-dark-and.livejournal.com 2009-09-11 12:41 pm (UTC)(link)
"What do we about figuring it out? Wander aimlessly?""

He paused. "Twilight Town had an alreay opened gate to the dark paths, it just didn't just anyone near. We could check a place like that?

[identity profile] aerora.livejournal.com 2009-09-11 12:46 pm (UTC)(link)
"Yeah. That's a start," he says. And he'd feel better too, if he had his -

- if he had his

"Um. Riku?"

His hand is opened, as it would usually be when his keyblade appears. But his hands remain empty.

Also, that voice is suddenly gone. Like it was never there to begin with. Maybe he has something to do with this.

[identity profile] tall-dark-and.livejournal.com 2009-09-11 12:47 pm (UTC)(link)
Riku blinks. And tries to make a shadow shield.

"....the fuck?"

This was -not cool-.

[identity profile] aerora.livejournal.com 2009-09-11 12:57 pm (UTC)(link)
Not cool at all.

"Okay, we don't ... need any of that stuff."

The right? is in his tone of voice.

"We'll just ... uh. Walk carefully."


[identity profile] tall-dark-and.livejournal.com 2009-09-11 01:05 pm (UTC)(link)
"Well, I can barehand fight. What about you?"

Riku heads for an alley, because he's totally stupid forever.

[identity profile] aerora.livejournal.com 2009-09-11 01:09 pm (UTC)(link)
"Yeah! Of course I can!"


COME ON, RIKU. Sora's like ... friggin' Bruce Willis and Rambo all in one, for goodness sake.


And Sora follows, a little helplessly, because really - what else can be done? Where else can they go?

[identity profile] tall-dark-and.livejournal.com 2009-09-11 01:21 pm (UTC)(link)
"I'll protect you if you need it," Riku says, casting a smirk in Sora's direction.

Then Riku is like Arnold and Rocky all put into one! So there!

"...it's just a brick wall," Riku says, poking at it. Yes, poking at bricks. he's very smart. "Dammit."

[identity profile] aerora.livejournal.com 2009-09-11 01:25 pm (UTC)(link)
Then together they're Team Unbeatable.
Or Team Hardcore!
Or Team Brawn and Absolutely No Brains Whatsoever!

Well. One of these is true.

"I don't need protecting," he mumbles under his breath. But he is relieved when it's a brick wall and not a gang of seriously deranged serial killers. "Okay, maybe we should ... go to a shop and ask where we are and what this place is called."

[identity profile] tall-dark-and.livejournal.com 2009-09-11 01:43 pm (UTC)(link)
"Shibuya," Riku says, automatically. "I hear a few talking about it."

He pauses.

"Hey, that's where Rhyme's from!" He brightens. "It wouldn't really be dangerous here, right?

You know, except for the thug approaching behind them.

Not dangerous at all!

[identity profile] joshuas-canon.livejournal.com 2009-09-11 01:48 pm (UTC)(link)
"To tell the truth, in this contract I don't care about anything except me"

Hum,hummeedhy hum hum.

"I'm busy, dizzy, and lazy"
I got global eyes and a growing mind
"Above all, I'm wise and very well organized"
Made a compromise
Watch me rise high for the for one last time
See how my connection works
Information goes back and forth
Sit beside the window and all I do is watch the shadow grow longer

"Living in the life of mediovrity? Hypocrisy, legitimacy"
He's got an opinion and posted suggestion but never reveals his name
"Read by someone, taken as a good one but nobody knew who had wrote it"...

[identity profile] aerora.livejournal.com 2009-09-11 01:53 pm (UTC)(link)
"Wait. Who?"

He's never heard of any rhyme. When did Riku suddenly get into music?

Or maybe it's got something to do with that VOICE IN HIS HEAD AGAIN.

And it's speaking in riddles he can't make out.

"Shibuya." He pauses. "And is this -" he waves his hand around his head to indicate the voice-hearing "- normal in Shibuya?"

[identity profile] tall-dark-and.livejournal.com 2009-09-11 02:06 pm (UTC)(link)
Riku gives Sora an odd look. "My girlfriend of several months?

I have no clue what's normal around here. But I think we got trouble."

[identity profile] aerora.livejournal.com 2009-09-11 02:17 pm (UTC)(link)
"Your - what?"

Wasn't he with that other girl? The one who felt very familiar to him, but he could never really remember?

"Wait. When did this happen?"


[identity profile] tall-dark-and.livejournal.com 2009-09-11 02:19 pm (UTC)(link)
"Uh. A long time ago. I never saw you in the bar much, then?"




[identity profile] aerora.livejournal.com 2009-09-11 02:25 pm (UTC)(link)
There is a sort of look one gives another when one has been holding out on information for a very long time. And when they're supposed to be your best friend.

That looks is being used right now. With Sora to Riku.

[identity profile] tall-dark-and.livejournal.com 2009-09-11 02:36 pm (UTC)(link)
"...uh. I'm dating someone else, too?"

He's telling stuff now!

[identity profile] aerora.livejournal.com 2009-09-11 02:49 pm (UTC)(link)
Cue eye-twitch of doom.

That's all well and good that you're telling things, Riku. But. You should've done this ages ago!

"Since when do you have the time to date a buncha people, Riku?"

Date people and not talk to your bff. :(

[identity profile] tall-dark-and.livejournal.com 2009-09-11 02:52 pm (UTC)(link)
"The bar,' Riku says. 'It stops time."

[identity profile] aerora.livejournal.com 2009-09-11 03:26 pm (UTC)(link)
"Yeah, but -"

Okay, he wants to stop sounding like a clingy girl right about now.

He shrugs.

"Never mind."