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Blitz: "Right, well good luck then!" -Blitz starts leaving the room- (And be careful...)
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Senshi:<I would take his advice...find the one called Duke, and soon.>
edited 26th May '14 8:32:44 AM by Skyzerk
Blitz: (Don't worry, that's the first stop I had in mind...) -Blitz proceeds down the hall in hopes of finding said Auric-
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-He begins to clean up the room.-
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-Joseph and Samantha are both about-
Blightclaw: <TO SOME, MAYBE. BUT CONSIDER, HERE YOU ARE RELIEVED OF YOUR DUTIES, YOUR FRIENDS WILL MOVE ON, YOUR LOVED ONES WILL RECOVER AND MOVE FORWARDS, WHILE HERE, YOU CAN PURGE IT, PURIFY THIS PLACE OF DARKNESS AND EXIST FOREVER, THE MIND WILL PERSIST EVEN IF THE BODY ROTS. IT CAN BECOME A WORLD OF BEAUTY AND PERFECTION IMPOSSIBLE IN THE REAL WORLD, ONE OF YOUR CREATION AND WHERE YOU ARE NOT BOUND.>
Jacob: "Still, as she said we'd be merely existing, shades of our real selves."
Blightclaw: <AND WERE EITHER OF YOU TRULY SATISFIED WITH YOUR REAL SELVES? ONE OF YOU IS PERHAPS MORE NOW, BUT THE OTHER...>
Jacob: "A perpetual state of perfection is stagnation. To exist the way you describe invalidates living that way to begin with, the point of life isn't to make your mark on history or be the best or mean something, it's to simply take your existence as far as it can, learning the whole way. Experiencing, accumulating, living. It's a journey that doesn't end, so being brought to the end invalidates that end."
Blightclaw: <PERHAPS. PERHAPS NOT. VERY WELL THEN, CONTINUE TO CLING TO YOUR PATHETIC LIVES. DRAW MEANING FROM THE LIGHT YOU BASK IN. OR AT LEAST YOU, SARAH. YOU, JACOB, HAVE ALREADY ADMITTED YOU HAVE NO PLACE IN THAT LIGHT. YOU BELONG HERE IN DARKNESS... ALONE. YOU KNOW THIS TO BE TRUE, YET YOU RESIST. ALWAYS. ALWAYS RESISTING. YOU CANNOT RESIST, YOU CANNOT HIDE FOREVER. IN THE DARKEST SHADOW WE STILL SEE YOU, IN THE FURTHEST CORNER IT WILL STILL FIND YOU.>
Jacob: "That's great and all but can we move on now?"
Blightclaw: <SUCH INSOLENCE. BUT VERY WELL.>
-The Rubik's Cube glows again and shifts, before the area is bathed in light, and when the light fades...-
-Sarah and Jacob are transported into a long immaculate hallway, with paintings lining the walls-
-Each painting moves, playing out a scene from Jacob's memory, the ones on the right all display the happy, the left the dark-
-At the end of the hall there's a staircase going up-
Jacob: "... And that means that's where the end of this section goes."
-Lanie might be near Joseph and/or Samantha.-
Sarah: ...So basically this hallway is like those two locked rooms in the Memory Shop in my mindscape. One side good, the other bad. Pleasant.
-Sarah starts forward, glancing at the various paintings.-
-Joseph, having his schedule freed, hugs Galahad-
-Samantha, meanwhile, looks to Lanie-
Jacob: "Kind of." -Walks forward, not giving any of the paintings a glance-
-Among the paintings are moments such as one from a long time ago, given it's haziness and how large everything looks from its perspective, catching a Ralts in a somewhat wooded and grassy area, one looking over two dead bodies in what looks like a kitchen, being curled up with the Ralts in an alley late at night-
"I hate places like this. Some people love reliving their happy moments. Become stuck in the past. I never want to be that. The past builds the future, and I want to enjoy my life. Experience the good, live it, then let it go when it's over, live the bad and realize it won't define my whole life. Memories show who we were, not who we are."
-Further along, the paintings show moments like seeing Raquaza at the top of a tower that reaches above the clouds, in a volcanic cavern watching an angry looking Groudon tromping towards the frame as if it's about to stomp out of the picture before being stopped dead by a psychic field, looking at Jirachi, sleeping peacefully and surrounded by a relaxing pleasant teal light-
-Several moments from when the team was in Unova are also hung, then a few from Holon-
-There's a painting with a cracked frame expelling clouds of darkness detailing Titan snagging Regina and then skipping ahead to a battle with the shadowified Regina-
-There's one of standing on the surface of a lake, facing down a massive wall of floating swords and staring down Zeal with red eyes-
-There's the Titan battle where Regina was snagged back, passing by it releases a very calming energy-
-Then there are several moments from the time spent in Kalos, and beyond that there are only empty picture frames-
Sarah: ...Well, you're certainly better at resisting that than I am...
-She looks on ahead and continues.-
Lanie: Hey, have you seen Chary around anywhere? I can't find him.
Lanie: Er, my brother. Um... maybe you know him as Zeal?
Samantha: Doesn't ring a bell. Who are you, then?
Lanie: Lanie Motte. And you?
Samantha: Samantha Muirgheal Kearney. If you know Herbert, I'm his girlfriend.
Lanie: Oh, yeah, Octave. I don't think I've seen him for a while, though.
Jacob: "Moving forward is all I've ever been able to do until this last year with you all. Even then. I didn't have time for it, and I didn't want to. There's not a moment I'd like to go back to and just live forever, not a time in my life where I wish there'd be nothing more. It's just who I am. It's not necessarily a good thing."
-The moment they reach the end of the hall...-
-Chirp, chirp, chirp-
Lanie: Er... right. That's what I usually call Herbert, y'know?
Samantha: ...I see. Do you call everyone something?
-Zeal appears behind Lanie.-
Zeal: Of course! Everyone calls everyone something, right? I certainly think so.
-Lanie turns around.-
Lanie: Aha! There you are!
-They wake up... somewhere.-
Sarah?: Good, you're not dead...
-Jacob may notice there are two Sarahs near him. One is just waking up, and the other has a deep, unpleasantly greenish gash in her shirt. The latter also has waist-length hair, much like the former used to before her haircut.-
Aspect!Sarah: Now it would be a really good idea for you to go quickly...
Jacob: -Does notice the two Sarahs and notes the gash- "... So then you're the Sarah aspect. And well we've been trying to go but... uh... well we keep getting... delayed. Are you okay?"
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