Post by VengefulEternity on Dec 10, 2017 12:07:35 GMT -8
Within the depths of an unknown realm, lies a building with odd and confusing architecture.
In a room in this monstrocity of a structure was a small girl with a coat much too big for herself, who seems to be playing with some sort of video game console.
Her expression, though her eyes were obscured by her pure white hair, seemed to be of boredom.
Her expression doesn't seem to change even after there's a knock on the door, nor does she look away from the object of her current interest.
A screen of massive size, turns on, illuminating the area in a strange light. A symbol appears on the screen as a voice sounds from what seems to be a set of speakers.
「Come in, my dear guests.」
A man slinks into the room, and both the girl and the presence knows who he was. The man clad in loose robes and a dapper top hat bows, using one of his clawed scarf arms to keep his hat from tipping over.
「Have you brought the timepiece?」
He presents from one of his hands, a dingy looking watch. The presence knows exactly what it was, and what it may have housed.
「Good, good. Let's see if he still works. ...Foreign magic is always a bit troublesome to mess with, but I can manage.」
Both the small girl and the tall man stare at the watch with dull, almost lifeless expressions on their faces.
For some reason, whatever hex that silenced the watch has been temporarily disabled.
Post by flightlessicarus on Dec 10, 2017 16:08:24 GMT -8
A sudden loosening of a constricting hold. long has been his suffocating and isolated slumber. At first a challenge, then a bore. but now, the muzzle is off. "∆∆∆∆∆∆∆∆∆∆∆∆∆∆∆∆∆∆∆∆∆∆∆∆∆∆∆∆∆∆∆∆∆∆∆∆∆∆∆GH!!!!!!!!" ...and immediately, the watch screams.
It takes a moment, but after getting that out of his system, he finally actually says something coherent.
"...∆HEM! ...WHΘ D∆RES, ∆W∆KEN CHRΘNΘS, THE VΘICE ΘF TIME?"
Post by VengefulEternity on Dec 10, 2017 17:52:14 GMT -8
The girl drops her console in surprise, but in a brief moment she starts to mimic the scream, albeit a lot more monotone. A whole lot. For some reason, there's something familiar about her voice; but the familiarity passes quickly.
She eventually stops as the man gives her the watch without a word and shuffles out of the room. Her small, dainty hands are deathly cold, at least if he had any sense of touch in that broken prison.
The presence speaks again in reply.
「I have. You may refer to me as Ikelos, if you so wish. I do not care either way.」
Despite the girl's hair obscuring her eyes, the watch can definitely feel her piercing stare.
「Tell me. Do you remember anything about your imprisonment?」
Post by flightlessicarus on Dec 10, 2017 21:44:50 GMT -8
"DΘ I REMEMBER? HΘW CΘULD I FΘRGET SUCH ∆ DISGR∆CEFUL MΘMENT? ∆N INTERLΘPER, BY THE N∆ME ΘF IS∆∆C GREENFIELD, TR∆PPED ME IN THIS DINGY W∆TCH! ∆ND HE DR∆INED ME ΘF THE V∆ST M∆JΘRITY ΘF MY PΘWER TΘ BΘΘT! TH∆T BITCH ΘUGHT TΘ P∆Y FΘR WH∆T HE H∆S DΘNE TΘ ME!" The watch yammers on about his imprisonment. "∆ND YΘU W∆NN∆ KNΘW THE WΘRST P∆RT? I W∆S SUPPΘSED TΘ LE∆D THE REVIV∆L ΘF MY F∆VΘRITE PL∆NET! ∆ND HE FUCKING STΘPPED ME!" There is a certain tone of anger and annoyance to his voice.
Post by flightlessicarus on Dec 11, 2017 23:23:27 GMT -8
A wish? Anything he wants, within the confines of this unknown world?
what should he wish for? Freedom? Power? Love? This is not an easy decision. He might not get the chance to pursue any of the other choices if he chooses one. but he only has one wish. ...what if he wishes for multiple wishes? ...nah, this figure wouldn't fall for something like that. Clearly he needs to think out what each choice would bring. Wishing to be freed from the watch would be nice, but without power, he'd be nothing more than a wandering spirit, potentially even in danger of erasure. Not a good plan. Wishing for power seems like a no-brainer, but would he even be able to use it in watch form? Can he even ask for his timespace abilities to be returned to him?
...wait, he knows what to wish for!
"...I WISH TΘ BE ∆LIVE ∆G∆IN. GIVE ME THE LIFE ΘF ∆ TEMPΘRIC INSTE∆D ΘF THIS CΘNSTRICTIVE CLΘCKWΘRK PRISΘN!"
If he's alive, he can just get the other important things later.
Post by VengefulEternity on Dec 12, 2017 3:02:30 GMT -8
「I had anticipated that response.」
The floor shifts, and soon enough it lowers down into the darkness.
「I could say that our meeting was fate, but that would partly be a lie.」 「 It wouldn't be wrong for me to assume that above all else, you would desire a living vessel, right? You are a ghost trapped in a prison, after all. Nonetheless...」
The girl stays eerily still as their platform continues to sink into the unknown. The atmosphere seems a little tense, as if eyes have surrounded the area.
「I apologize if your journey to me was a little...bumpy. The dapper fellow didn't seem to like you, from what I could tell. 」
Chronos would be reminded of the man that brought him here. Such ire and contempt towards such a dingy old watch, but why? They had not met prior to that moment...Did they?
The platform slowly grinds to a halt as they arrive at some sort of lab. Tubes containing various creatues of all shapes and sizes litter the vast spacious room. The girl walks, seemingly aware of where to go, as she leads the watch to a strange looking man.
A man of inverted colours. In front of what seems to be a pod of some sort, big enough to house a single being. His stature steadfast, his expression without emotion. But his eyes....His eyes show that he is unwell. But it is hard to tell at a mere glance.
「This new assistant of mine has done well to develop a vessel. While it was for another purpose entirely, we can easily mold it to something you can use. Right, Eniar?」
He nods, almost forcefully.
「Though I do not quite know what you mean when you said "Temporic". Is this referring to that planet you had mentioned?」
Post by flightlessicarus on Dec 12, 2017 7:57:51 GMT -8
Chronos is relieved that his wish was worded sufficiently well enough, not to mention that granting it is within close range possibility. The scarf-handed bitch that brought him here... Chronos is no stranger to those with grudges against him, even those he's probably never met, but honestly? fuck that guy that got him here. Definitely could have picked somebody better. The tenseness of the moment doesn't seem to phase Chronos too much. he's too excited. "YES. THEY ΔRE THE HΘRNED PEΘPLE FRΘM THE PLΔNET KΘRΘUS. SEEING ΔS THEY WERE MEΔNT TΘ RESEMBLE ME, IT SEEMED THE MΘST ΘBVIΘUS ΘF CHΘICES TΘ BECΘME ΘNE ΘF THEM."
Post by VengefulEternity on Dec 12, 2017 10:29:43 GMT -8
「So...Like this little one? And this one?」
The small girl points towards a screen as it changes to video footage of one temporic fussing over something on a notebook, then another, who seems to be drunk as hell. The footage seems to be labeled to have been months old.
「I have managed to come across one of them, it seems. She had been causing much trouble, so I had to neutralize her for the time being. See for yourself...」
The girl's finger trails down towards a set of empty tubes...And stops at a peculiar looking one. Within this glass container was someone who indeed looks like a temporic. Whoever they were, they weren't the two from the footage, with their white hair that seemed to have been dipped in ink. They're fast asleep right now, it seems.
「Perhaps I shall use her as a base for your new vessel. At least partly, appearance-wise. Are there any objections?」
Post by flightlessicarus on Dec 12, 2017 23:08:00 GMT -8
Chronos can overhear some familiar voices being played back from the footage. They are in fact temporics, as far as Chronos is concerned. The captured one in the tube however, Chronos can't really get much of a sense for who or what that is in there. "...I CΔN'T SEE JΔCK SHIT FRΘM THIS WΔTCH. EXCUSE MY FRENCH, BUT I CΔN'T TELL WHΘ THE FUCK THΔT'S SUPPΘSED TΘ BE, LET ΔLΘNE IDENTIFY THEM ΔS Δ TEMPΘRIC ΘR NΘT." He may be excited at the prospect of having a body of his own once more, but he's gotta make sure it's one worth using for the rest of his life. "REGΔRDLESS, I ΔSSUME THΔT MY VESSEL WILL BE SUITΔBLE FΘR ΘNE WHΘ IDENTIFIES ΔS MΔLE, CΘRRECT?"
Post by flightlessicarus on Dec 13, 2017 2:18:49 GMT -8
Chronos emerges from the ruins of the broken pocketwatch, taking form as ethereal wisps of his essence gather once more. No longer impeded by the broken timepiece, he can now see. It seems he made the right choice to wish for life, he's got freedom out of it so far. He sees no reason to mess with anything, especially while he's being promised something very nice.
Chronos takes a quick scan about the room. It's not a place he's ever been to before, that's for sure.
The girl in the tube before him... has he... met her before? Something about her strikes him as almost... familiar? He looks her over... She surely has the horns, but some of her features are... not quite what he would want to have. "HM... SHE SEEMS... ΔVERΔGE. TΘΘ SHΘRT, THΔT'S FΘR SURE. FΔCIΔL FEΔTURES NΘT ΔNGULΔR ENΘUGH. WΔY TΘΘ SΘFT ΔND RΘUNDED... ΔS FΔR ΔS BΔSES GΘ, THERE CΘULD CERTΔINLY BE WΘRSE, BUT CLEΔRLY THERE CΘULD BE BETTER..."
She slams her fists on the glass, with an expression of both panic and worry. As if pleading for her life. A flash from somewhere, and the girl cringes as she floats backward, in pain...And eventually drifts back off to sleep.
「...Anyway, I think I get what you mean. Should I base it more on your...grandson? I can pretty much remember everything about him like the back of my hand...Uh. Metaphorical hand. And the vessel on hand is pretty close to looking like him already!」
Post by flightlessicarus on Dec 13, 2017 17:58:35 GMT -8
A special case? Now that he thinks about it, her less personally desirable physical traits do seem decidedly... untemporic.
Chronos watches the panicked girl in the tube. It's rather satisfying to see her suffering, but, there's an odd feeling, just below the surface, that he seems to also be experiencing. Is it... no, it couldn't be. Chronos has no sense of empathy... does he?
These musings are cut short by another option offered. The boy... a lot of trouble he had been in the past for him... but his body is the one he is most accustomed to. His appearance already fairly well calibrated to his liking... yes, a far better base to work with.
"THE BΘY IS FINE. LESS RETΘΘLING NEEDED THΔT WΔY."
Chronos wonders off-hand why this unseen wish granter knows so much about the boy, but the thought passes quick.