Log in

No account? Create an account

Previous Entry | Next Entry

006 || Voice

[Mickey's voice reaches over the intercomms and communicators at 8 AM sharp; hope you're good and awake, Academy.] Good mornin', students and staff!

It seems there's been a small snafu in the system. The good news is classes are cancelled until further notice; the bad news is curfew and the buddy-system is reinstated.

Sorry for the things actin' up, but we're makin' sure to get things back to normal ASAP!

So no panicking, and stay safe!


Okay, so there's really no issue with the system, but I don't want there to be too much worry.

It seems a couple of our students have gone missin':

Dark Leonardo

For the new staff members, this information is only for staff! I don't want to go frightenin' the students now. If any of you have seen the missin' kids, though, please let me know immediately!

Thanks a bunch and have a good day!


Jan. 14th, 2012 01:40 am (UTC)
[Classes are cancelled? This is horrible news! She just got here, she has stuff to learn!]

Er, what exactly do the buddy-system and curfew require?
Jan. 14th, 2012 03:33 am (UTC)
Allow me to answer that for you.

The Buddy-System essentially means you cannot leave the dorms without someone with you; a partner, it doesn't matter who, needs to be with you as you walk from building to building. Curfew entails that no students are allowed out of Joe West or Hoover Hall after eight o'clock at night until seven o'clock the next day.

It's just safety precautions for the time being; no need to worry.
Jan. 14th, 2012 04:53 pm (UTC)
[She was afraid of that. Sigh.]

All right. Thank you.
Jan. 14th, 2012 05:13 am (UTC)
[Locked to Esmeralda]
[Clopin can throw these things a fair bit further than he can trust them, so just in case the private tab doesn't work or someone knows how to hack, he's switched his language to Gypsy.]

What the woman with the hood said. Also, it means that you're not going to be leaving my side until this blows over. I'm in your room--get over here.

[He doesn't trust you to not pull something stupid when the news of disappearances and incoming Mist inevitably leaks. :| And his papa wolf streak has sort of been tripped by the whole 'there is a threat to people I have agreed to take care of' thing, but he's doing his best to just seem mildly annoyed at the situation instead of worried.]
Jan. 14th, 2012 04:58 pm (UTC)
[Locked to Clopin]
[She follows suit and answers in the same language, though there's a slightly exasperated edge to her voice.]

She said it was a buddy-system, not house arrest.

[She's not mad at you, but she really isn't appreciating all these restrictions.]
Jan. 14th, 2012 07:19 pm (UTC)
[Locked to Esmeralda]
[He wouldn't appreciate them either, which is why he won't be nearly as strict as he pretends to be. He just wants you to know that he was serious about you staying safe from the crazy dark Mist thing that keeps on stealing people and stripping them of everything that ever made them them.]

Yes, yes, but I want to talk to you and I don't trust these things. [Play your cards right and he'll leave you alone after.]
Jan. 14th, 2012 09:28 pm (UTC)
[Locked to Clopin]
[Okaaaaay. Fine.

She has to admit, restrictions aside, this whole thing is kind of unsettling.]

I'm on my way right now. Count to thirty and I'll be there.
Jan. 14th, 2012 09:44 pm (UTC)
[In Person]
I'll be counting.

[And then he shuts off the feed. He does not like this. Not one bit.

But when she shows up, he'll be pretending to be okay, playing complex knife tricks with a dagger in his hand like a bored kid.]
Jan. 14th, 2012 09:52 pm (UTC)
[In Person]
[She shows up, Djali at her side, her expression and tone rather dry.]

I have no idea what a "snafu" is, but I'm guessing it isn't that small.
Jan. 14th, 2012 09:55 pm (UTC)
[In Person]
[He keeps concentrating on the dagger, having calmed down a little since he started playing with it. It's almost as effective as playing music!]

Why, ma cherie, surely you wouldn't ask me to betray the confidence of our headmaster by sharing staff-only information!

[He tosses the dagger up, catching it easily and twirling it between his fingers after it spins four times.]

But oui, you're right. They're very bad at lying. Maybe I should give our headmaster some lessons on that.

Edited at 2012-01-14 09:56 pm (UTC)
Jan. 14th, 2012 10:06 pm (UTC)
[In Person]
I didn't ask you to.

[She crosses her arms, watching the dagger idly. It's a little bit mesmerizing.]

Mmm, maybe you shouldn't: he might wonder how you acquired such a talent.

[And that's not really information we want everyone to have, least of all your current employer.

She moves over to the window, peering out of it.]

If you're going to move in and be my new shadow, I suggest you bring your books over.
Jan. 15th, 2012 12:08 am (UTC)
[In Person]
True, true. As interesting as that conversation would be, I don't think I would like to have it.

[No on needs to know that Clopin is anything but a performer with no sense of personal space.]

'New' shadow? Please, Esmeralda. I'm everyone's shadow, yours included. [He twirls the dagger like a pinwheel, then suddenly stops it, the blade lining up with his arm but not making a single slice.] But the books would be a good idea. I found two that talk about the Mist and another that talks about 'racial persecution'.[That phrase feels so weird in his mouth. Such a sterile way of talking about what they live with every day. The book in general seems way too clinical for his taste, but he doesn't know what he might find out from it.] Relevant to our interests, no?
Jan. 15th, 2012 03:48 am (UTC)
[In Person]
[Don't mind her, Clopin, she's just a bit grumpy because -

a) classes are cancelled
b) she's under house arrest bound to a buddy system and a curfew
c) she doesn't know what's actually going on

- and all that equals a not very happy Esmeralda. She's glad you're safe, though, and as indefatigable as ever, even if she isn't really showing it.

She turns from the window to face him, just in time to see his last dagger trick - she raises her eyebrows slightly, impressed, but doesn't comment - and nods at his question.]

Very. I've been reading about political systems. [Wry grin.] I think we may need a new one.

[She brings this up very carefully, making sure not to appear too interested.]

I didn't think there would be books on the Mist - are they helpful?
Jan. 15th, 2012 04:17 am (UTC)
[In Person]
[Oh well, he wouldn't have survived the last thirteen years or so if he didn't know how to deal with a grumpy Esme. He looks up at her, quirking an eyebrow with a smile teasing his lips.]

Of course you would read about political systems. Tell me, do you prefer democracy or communism?

[Oh, he can guess at your interest, Esme. He spins the knife again, catching the light with the blade and making it glimmer.]

Mostly about the history of it and pulling together stories people have told from around the world. More helpful than anything we have in Paris, but we won't know exactly how helpful that is until something happens and we put it to the test, oui?
Jan. 15th, 2012 05:03 am (UTC)
[In Person]
[There is something almost quaint about comparing systems with their own flawed government in her modest little dorm. Do you hear the people sing - oh wait, wrong story.]

It might sound freeing on paper, but I don't see how communism would really work. [Distribution based on need kind of scares her - who determines that? She doesn't think this so-called leveling of the playing field will really make anything fair for anyone.] Democracy is promising. But in order to be ruled by the people, the people have to be educated.

[...you said test. She's not trying to get you to talk about top secret staff stuff - she doesn't want you to get in trouble at work - but she's wondering if this is something not job related.]

Will we be putting it to the test?
[In Person] - topsyturvyfool - Jan. 15th, 2012 05:20 am (UTC) - Expand
[In Person] - sirenspell - Jan. 15th, 2012 06:25 am (UTC) - Expand
[In Person] - topsyturvyfool - Jan. 15th, 2012 06:37 am (UTC) - Expand
[In Person] - sirenspell - Jan. 15th, 2012 06:51 am (UTC) - Expand
[In Person] - topsyturvyfool - Jan. 15th, 2012 07:08 am (UTC) - Expand
[In Person] - sirenspell - Jan. 15th, 2012 06:40 pm (UTC) - Expand
[In Person] - topsyturvyfool - Jan. 15th, 2012 06:50 pm (UTC) - Expand
[In Person] - sirenspell - Jan. 15th, 2012 11:39 pm (UTC) - Expand
[In Person] - topsyturvyfool - Jan. 15th, 2012 11:58 pm (UTC) - Expand
[In Person] - sirenspell - Jan. 16th, 2012 12:14 am (UTC) - Expand
[In Person] - topsyturvyfool - Jan. 16th, 2012 12:34 am (UTC) - Expand
[In Person] - sirenspell - Jan. 16th, 2012 02:07 am (UTC) - Expand
[In Person] - topsyturvyfool - Jan. 16th, 2012 03:23 am (UTC) - Expand
[In Person] - sirenspell - Jan. 16th, 2012 03:45 am (UTC) - Expand
[In Person] - topsyturvyfool - Jan. 16th, 2012 04:06 am (UTC) - Expand