[If you've visited the island any time in the past week, then you would have had the briefest conversation with Station Master in the elevator, right before you stepped off onto the island, demeanor as polite as ever as he speaks--]
I'm trying out some new cookie recipes and wanted to know if you wanted to try some. Stop by, when you and your friends are able. I’m thinking of baking up a big batch on Saturday and pass them out where we met before. You really should come.[--before the doors of the elevator will close, dissuading further conversation. He certainly looked far too serious to be talking about cookies.]---[For those who take Station Master up on his offer, he'll be waiting by the warehouse up on the island, distracted, before waving people inside. Inside are cookies, muffins, and cups of water, but those aren't the real reason he's summoned you here. When Station Master steps inside, he removes his hat, but his gaze is still distant, as if he has other thoughts preoccupying him.]
I’m sorry for calling everyone here on such short notice. I’m afraid I had little choice though and my message is not an enjoyable one.[His expression is serious now, very serious.]
This morning I intercepted a message meant for the Head Nurse from the lead scientists who are behind this experiment. I was able to erase the message, leaving her unaware of its existence for now but I’m afraid I’ve only been able to buy us some time, nothing more.[He’s reaching into his pocket now, drawing out a folded piece of paper. The message for those who’d rather read it black on white.]
It said they have gathered all the data needed and are shutting down this project. They’ve also given her the all clear on eradicating all left over assets. That is to say… you.((Now with a summary))
[The mingle party for this month is slightly delayed, and it certainly isn't because Station Master had decided to wait for the perfect weather
Today, the party is taking place on the island, where there are locals stationed out on the beach who're more than happy to toss you a kite and show you how to fly one in this breezy day. There are plenty of kites to choose from, ranging from the simple
to the pretty
to the more tentacular
Further out along the beach are rows and rows of surfboards, with a sign
. With those sweet waves
, doesn't it make you want to get out there and ride them? ...Well, even if you don't, some locals will be quite insistent you try and look they're even willing to show you the ropes!
Away from the waves, however, is an outdoor barbeque, with locals cooking
, fish, hot dogs, skewers... anything you want. There's something for everyone, and if you want to be the cook, they'll happily shove over and give you space to be the Iron Chef of the Beach.
...Actually the party's just an excuse for Station Master to show off his masterpiece
Who: Rin Okumura, Yukio Okumura, and Night
Where: Throughout the city
[Rin knew good and well that playing any prank on Yukio was going to instantly turn in to him biting off more than he could chew. But... it was Rin. And even when he knew better he would still do something stupid just for the sake of getting a laugh out of a situation. And with how their relationship had been edging towards something a little less difficult and stressful, he had hoped that he could at least try to return to being a proper pain in the ass to Yukio in ways that wouldn't get him punched.
That was really, really dumb.
But kind of worth it at the same time, even as he was now tearing through the city attempting to throw Yukio off his trail before he even had a chance to start.
He had run a good fifteen minutes, though, before realizing... there wasn't anyone following him. The locals milled about him casual as ever,
but no where amongst them was there any sign of the glasses-wearing exorcist.]
.. tch. Shoulda known. 'Run, niisan', who is he foolin'? He's just gonna be waitin' for me at home!
[Oh Rin, if only you knew...]
: Rin and Dolorosa | Rin and OPENWhere
: In the plaza | At the ClinicWhen
: Thursday, 7/25What
: Rin is back from going home, but something is wrongStyle
: Action[Return, at the plaza - closed to Dolorosa][New arrivals wasn't an odd occurrence around this time, but among them, some one else was returning to the bubble after a short absence.
Soaking wet, in an ornate teal and gold jacket over his normal school uniform, Rin Okumura stood in the plaza in a strangely dazed state. Something was very... off about him, as though his mind had been forcibly checked out. He stared blankly, mouth moving slowly though no sound came out.
He finally took a step forward, but his knees buckled, no strength left in them. Collapsing to the ground, a hand reached forward towards something unseen.]Usa... maro...[A pained groan followed as he slumped on to the ground on his side, clutching at his head.][Later, at the clinic - Open to all]
["Vatheon". That's what he had been told the place was called. He had been there before, but he couldn't recall it. His mind wasn't entirely devoid of memories, but what was there was hazy. Faces were blurred, familiar but so distant. Names were a blank canvas. People from home were there, but even memories of them were muddled.
His head hurt. Badly. He couldn't do much more than sit and blink without everything pounding like a goddamn jackhammer. The only thing that was clear was a round face, blonde hair in bunny buns and red eyes. A smiling face telling him "Thank you, Rin!" in a happy voice. A demon, one he was trying to protect, not defeat...
He sat in the unfamiliar clinic bed, the teal and gold jacket folded in his lap, blue eyes downcast on it.]
Usamaro... what did you do? Why can't I remember...
Who: Villa people + Guests
Where: Da Villa
Style: Action or Log, go wild.
[So there's that cuddle for warmth curse going on for a few more days, but that aside all seems well inside the Villa. For now.
Anyways, who doesn't love a mingle log? Party poopers, that's who.