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Ruby Gloom ([personal profile] genkigoth) wrote in [community profile] stepsideways2013-01-07 09:15 pm


[The earth rumbles and shakes. OH MY GOD, EARTHQUAKE!!!

Except. If you're on the west side of town, you may notice a new addition.

While the rest of Burby is bright and sunny, the sky above the mansion is cloudy.

A young girl peeks hesitantly out the window. Will you come knock on the door?]
13pitchblackcats: I don't mind being in this rut. (Whut)

[personal profile] 13pitchblackcats 2013-01-08 03:19 am (UTC)(link)
[Misery is in the mansion when it arrives. The earthquake doesn't bother her (it's not like they're uncommon), but she goes the great hall when everything stops shaking to see if her earthquake-specific first aid kits are still fully stocked. Just in case.

Something isn't right. There's blue sky and green outside beyond the reach of the clouds.

Blue sky. Green ground.


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[personal profile] 13pitchblackcats 2013-01-08 04:28 am (UTC)(link)
Ruby! You're alive!

[Not that she's surprised. Really.]

I didn't do it.
13pitchblackcats: Life could be worse than it usually is. (Mirror Break)

[personal profile] 13pitchblackcats 2013-01-09 02:42 am (UTC)(link)
Whatever went wrong.
13pitchblackcats: At least it's not acid rain. (Rain)

[personal profile] 13pitchblackcats 2013-01-12 02:48 am (UTC)(link)
[Misery just... stands around. Like she does. It's currently raining on her head.]

I didn't hear him talking about being related to famous people who move houses... aaaand there aren't any electrical fires or exploding machines or incredibly detailed models made out of unconventional materials.
13pitchblackcats: Things could be worse than they usually are. (Mud)

[personal profile] 13pitchblackcats 2013-01-17 02:35 pm (UTC)(link)
Great. I wanted to visit my bed anyway.

[She heads off to look, not waiting to see if Ruby follows.]

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[personal profile] element_wizard 2013-01-08 06:38 am (UTC)(link)
[Alec is going to poke at the clouds and see if he can move them with his powers.


Because why the hell not?]
13pitchblackcats: At least it's not acid rain. (Rain)

[personal profile] 13pitchblackcats 2013-01-08 02:50 pm (UTC)(link)
[Those clouds aren't going anywhere. Misery has inexplicable storm-front-bringing abilities. The banshee-girl wanders onto the mansion's porch and it promptly begins to rain.]

Nice weather we're having.

[Her voice is completely monotone.]
element_wizard: (scruffy hair)

[personal profile] element_wizard 2013-01-08 06:18 pm (UTC)(link)
[The rain hits Alec for all of three seconds before it decides to avoid him. He may to be able to stop it from raining but he can sure as well stop it from hitting him.]

It is.

You're new. Welcome to Burby.
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[personal profile] 13pitchblackcats 2013-01-08 10:20 pm (UTC)(link)
I don't want to be welcomed to anything that sounds like a medical condition.
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[personal profile] element_wizard 2013-01-08 10:31 pm (UTC)(link)

Don't be welcomed to Burby.
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[personal profile] 13pitchblackcats 2013-01-09 12:16 am (UTC)(link)

[She stares at him, slooowly tilting her head.]

You don't have anything contagious, do you? Small pox, large pox, really-bad-initis, PLAGUE?
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[personal profile] element_wizard 2013-01-09 01:19 am (UTC)(link)
[He grins at her.]

Nope. Sorry. I could if you wanted me to.

[Because he's weird like that.]
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[personal profile] 13pitchblackcats 2013-01-09 01:29 am (UTC)(link)
NO, I don't want you to!

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[personal profile] watsonyourmind 2013-01-09 12:56 am (UTC)(link)
Was that mansion there yesterday?

That mansion was totally not there yesterday.

Jane is standing down by the sidewalk, contemplating the new real estate.

[personal profile] watsonyourmind 2013-01-09 03:51 am (UTC)(link)
At first Jane thought this was another lost child, but actually, the kid seemed pretty much in her element. Did she match the house or did the house match here? She was getting Addams family vibes, but she wouldn't turn down a friendly hello, so she waved back.

"Hey! I guess you're new around here, huh?"
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[personal profile] nopolicelikeholmes 2013-01-09 03:57 am (UTC)(link)
Shirley wanders over from where she was possibly trying to reassure some poor sap that his missing tea-bag-squeezing tongs were not related to her ongoing investigation and were probably just under his bed or something. Really. She would have liked to stay and help him recover from the emotional letdown, but then Watson had gone missing and a house appeared. Were these two strange occurrences related?

Obviously not. That would be silly. But she did find Jane in the general vicinity of the mansion.

"Morning!" she said, waving, because greetings were occurring. "You brought a house, I see."
13pitchblackcats: At least it's not acid rain. (Rain)

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[personal profile] 13pitchblackcats 2013-01-09 10:33 pm (UTC)(link)
An odd-looking girl--taller than Ruby but still a good match for the mansion--chooses the moment of many greetings to step outside, saying, "Ruby, I think they--"

She blinks at the small gathering. And blinks again.

"Never mind, you're busy. It can wait." With that, the girl heads back into the house.

[personal profile] watsonyourmind 2013-01-12 07:35 am (UTC)(link)
Did she just call that girl Misery? Maybe it was a nickname.

"This is Burby, for better or worse." Jane shrugged. "People tend to end up here by accident. We did."
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[personal profile] nopolicelikeholmes 2013-01-14 01:31 am (UTC)(link)
"A house and roommates," Shirley remarked, apparently having a completely different conversation from everyone else.

"We should have brought our residence hall with us, Watson. What were we thinking?"

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