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Roxas ([personal profile] thirteenth_brat) wrote in [community profile] itsjustagamerp2013-02-14 09:17 pm
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Someone really wishes this was all a dream...

Who: Roxas and anyone who encounters him
What: He needs to figure out who's evil and who's not. He's wandering around while he works out how best to figure this out.
Where: Anywhere, though starting by the vending machines
When: Noonish
Warnings: Depends on who tags him, so, possibly violence and/or language

This was a fine mess they were all in. Shunted into a mirror universe with some people taking on their mirrored personalities and some not, it was difficult to tell who could be trusted and who couldn't. Roxas knew for sure that Pinkie Pie hadn't been mirrored... mostly because she wasn't bothering to pretend and had gone and pretty much broadcast it over the Cambot network. Vanitas and Selphie hadn't been either, but they'd arrived after the jump and were stuck up on the satellite with the mirrored Mads where they really couldn't help. He suspected it was possible that Minako hadn't been mirrored, but it was hard to say. Other than that, he knew for sure that Sora, Riku and Ven had been mirrored from observing their interactions with Vanitas and Sora's recent message over Cambot bitching about all the talking and how it had better be picking out an experiment. After that, he was clueless, though he could think of a few people he hoped weren't mirrored. He'd told Vanitas flat out that it could be problematic if Aqua had been mirrored. He didn't even want to consider Xion or Namine mirrored...

'This couldn't suck any worse,' he thought as he poked about the vending machines. He'd been looking around to see if his mirror self kept a journal of any kind, but so far had turned up squat. After a while, he'd given up. He didn't keep one himself (time in the Organization didn't count) and it had only really been wishful thinking to hope that his mirror self did. It would have been helpful, but there wasn't one so he was going to have to wing it. Sighing, he got a bag of pretzels and a soda out of the machine and headed off to look for someplace to hang out that was hopefully out of the way. He was pretty sure an encounter with Sora right now would blow his cover, assuming no one suspected already that he was behaving strangely.

Maybe the library would be worth poking around it, since this place seemed to actually have some good literature on hand. Not to mention he already knew someone else's diary might be stashed there and a little research might be needed to get that person's help with getting out of this universe.

optimistickey: (Mirror - Happy)

[personal profile] optimistickey 2013-02-15 04:16 am (UTC)(link)
Unfortunately for Roxas, Sora had wandered into the vending machine hall as well in search of a couple of snacks. Riku was being a slow slob again, which meant it'd probably be a little bit before they actually sent an experiment up there. He'd have to demonstrate his displeasure about his tardiness later.

He spotted Roxas by one of the machines, and smirked. While he didn't have any respect for the Nobody, he didn't exactly dis-respect him the way Riku deserved it. But with how many had now been acting so goody-goody lately...well, that did raise some questions.

Sora walked over to the soda machine and put some money in...acting nonchalant, but actually keeping a close eye on Roxas's words and actions. "Keeping busy, Nobody?"
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[personal profile] optimistickey 2013-02-15 05:23 am (UTC)(link)
A soda fell to the bottom of the vending machine, and Sora grabbed it up and opened it with a carbonated pop. He and Roxas did banter a lot, although it was almost never good-natured. He couldn't help wondering if this was their usual banter, or something else...Roxas usually shot a nasty name back at him when Sora used one for him.

"I don't see why I should bother. And at least I've been busy doing something."
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[personal profile] optimistickey 2013-02-15 07:06 am (UTC)(link)
Sarcasm at least was something that both the normal and the mirror Roxas shared. Although now it seemed a little more out of frustration than out of their usual mutual contempt.

"Why don't you go ahead and try? Maybe this time would be even funnier," he replied with a sneer. Even as he casually drank the soda with one hand, his other curled into a fist. Getting into fistfights was not unusual for many ways, Sora even looked forward to them.

"And what do you care what I do with that overpreened wuss?"
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[personal profile] optimistickey 2013-02-15 09:41 pm (UTC)(link)
Roxas certainly wasn’t giving his usual level of confrontation...true, he did insult his strength and motivations, but Roxas usually threw it back with a bit of boasting on his part, too. And he apparently didn’t have anything to say to his challenge. That just made Sora want to throw out challenges even more.

“I don’t care how tough you think I look. Riku needs the discipline.” As he said it, though, the manic grin seemed to more indicate that mirrored Sora just found bullying mirrored Riku to be fun. “Anyone else, I can show them how tough I am!”

The soda can in Sora’s hand began to crack and crinkle as he squeezed his fingers tighter around it.
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[personal profile] optimistickey 2013-02-16 12:29 am (UTC)(link)
By now, Sora was definitely suspecting that something was amiss with Roxas. He wasn't throwing back his usual insults, and seemed to be putting on a show more than really being himself. This seemed like as good an excuse as any to...persuade some more truths out of him.

"If you say so..." With that, Sora reached back and punched Roxas across the face.

"Hey, I feel better already!"
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[personal profile] optimistickey 2013-02-16 01:14 am (UTC)(link)
That punch had felt good, and Sora was ready for a fight...but he wasn't ready for Roxas to immediately go for the low blow and kick him below the belt. Mirrored or no, blunt trauma to the groin was terribly painful no matter what, and Sora nearly collapsed onto his knees with a sharp grunt of pain.

It took him more time to recover from that retaliation, and when he did, he didn't have any response for Roxas. He just gritted his teeth in rage, and while he was down low, drove his fist hard into Roxas's stomach with the intent to knock the wind out of him.
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[personal profile] optimistickey 2013-02-16 02:07 am (UTC)(link)
Sora took advantage of the time given him by Roxas recovering from his last punch. Unfortunately, the kick to the groin had turned this little fight from something more common to something more rage-inducing, at least on Sora's side. He growled, managed to get to his feet again, reached up and gripped hard around Roxas's jaw, while raising his other fist. He looked prepared to deal Roxas another blow...something that would hurt a lot.

"You're going to regret that, Copy."

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[personal profile] optimistickey 2013-02-20 03:16 am (UTC)(link)
If he had his Keyblade, Roxas would have been in an even greater world of hurt. But even without it, he could still inflict a lot of pain.

And he did, starting with a hard punch in the jaw made worse by the fact that he still had him by the neck. He followed it up by bringing his knee up into Roxas's ribcage.
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[personal profile] optimistickey 2013-02-23 06:21 am (UTC)(link)
That kick in the gut definitely hit home, and Sora grunted in pain. This was definitely more than their usual brawling, but considering the fact that he seemed to be winning, Sora almost didn't mind.

Hyped up on adrenaline from the fight, Sora ignored the pain in his stomach and grabbed up Roxas again, this time by the collar. He then turned, and moved to smash him into the wall. Even shielding himself from the impact, Roxas would likely feel a lot of that.
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[personal profile] optimistickey 2013-02-25 03:00 am (UTC)(link)
Unfortunately, Sora had been paying attention enough to notice that Roxas was trying to kick him again. He got the first kick a little bit in the side and stumbled backwards from it, wheezing. The next time, however, he dodged it and answered with another hard punch in the stomach. He followed it up with his own kick, aimed at Roxas's knees with the intent to bring knock him off his feet completely. He grinned like a maniac the entire time, barely suppressing a laugh.
skysmirror: (So what happens now)

[personal profile] skysmirror 2013-02-19 05:08 am (UTC)(link)
Xion herself had been laying low this week, and having a bit more success at it than some others. If Riku's reaction to her were any indication, that could be because the version of her here that she'd replaced didn't resemble her that much. At some point maybe she could figure out a way to use that to her advantage, but she'd have to be sure of who else hadn't been replaced by this world's version of themselves.

At least she'd managed to confirm that Namine was still herself. Since the incident with Riku, they'd been sticking together, so they both heard the sounds of what seemed to be Roxas, Sora, and Ven fighting. They'd approached cautiously, but that faded into worry when they found Roxas lying on the floor, obviously badly hurt. "Roxas?!"

Namine's hand on her arm kept her at a safe distance, but the concern would be fairly obvious on her face.
colorbymemory: (In distress)

[personal profile] colorbymemory 2013-02-20 05:52 am (UTC)(link)
Maybe they were, but that didn't make the end result any less worrying, even if this was a mirrored version of Roxas used to fighting with Sora and Ven like this. Namine wouldn't have blamed him for just wanting to sleep. At least neither she or Xion had any interest in inflicting any further pain. They were just concerned.

The relief on Namine's face when Roxas recognized Xion was probably visible. Given Riku's confusion, the fact that Roxas wasn't confused by her appearance was a good indicator that this wasn't a mirrored version of him. With that reassurance, she let go of Xion's arm and stepped forward.

"It's both of us."

She managed a slight smile as Xion hurried forward to kneel beside Roxas and check for injuries.
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[personal profile] skysmirror 2013-02-21 05:38 am (UTC)(link)
Neither Xion nor Namine had any idea of how the mirror version of Roxas behaved. All they had to go on was that somehow the mirrored Xion looked different, so anyone who recognized the real one for who she was probably was their original self. A small clue, yes, but enough to reassure them enough for Namine to relax and Xion the freedom to get to work patching Roxas up.

She hissed in sympathy when she saw how bad a state he was in up close. If they'd been on a mission, she'd have used a Cure or Potion before he'd gotten this badly hurt. The cuts and scrapes could be tended to easily enough with a first-aid kit, or even soap and water if that was all that was available. Cracked ribs could be dealt with using some makeshift bandaging and lots of rest. With how badly bruised the wrist was, a break wasn't impossible, so she gently started moving it to confirm. It would probably hurt, but if it was broken, it should be set soon, so they needed to know.

What really worried her was the lack of responsiveness. It could indicate a head injury, which meant they needed him to stay awake and trying to communicate. "Okay, Roxas, you're not going to like this, but I need you to stay awake. Can you focus your eyes on me or Namine?"

Xion mentioned Namine because the she'd come to sit beside them and offer what help she could.
colorbymemory: (In distress)

[personal profile] colorbymemory 2013-02-22 06:23 am (UTC)(link)
Fortunately there was no need to worry about how his mirror self acted around the mirror versions of either girl. Though caution on his part could be understood since he hadn't quite confirmed which version they were, even if they were confident in their knowledge of who they were dealing with.

Not as experienced as Xion or Roxas in gauging severity of injuries, Namine was content to offer moral support and help where she could. Still, even she knew that Roxas's reaction to Xion moving his wrist and his subsequent grumbling indicated nothing good. At least he was awake and talking to them, though, even if he was miserable. Even if it wasn't the best answer, it gave them something to go on.

There was something she could do fairly easily while she had his attention, though. Raising one hand and leaving only her index finger raised, she slowly began moving it. "Can you follow this with just your eyes?"

That should help confirm whether or not they should be worried about any head injury. Xion, meanwhile, quickly but gently set Roxas's hand back down and began muttering about the supplies they'd need. Not that there were many real first-aid supplies here, but substitutes could be found if they knew what they needed.
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[personal profile] skysmirror 2013-02-23 07:04 am (UTC)(link)
Whatever the case, at least he wasn't fighting them and making the situation worse. Then again, Xion had never known him to turn down help unless he really felt it unnecessary, and both of them knew injuries like this were nothing to brush off.

When it came to experience with injuries, Xion and Roxas had been part of the former group. Missions had never been what anyone would call safe, and getting hurt was a daily occurrence. That said, with Hughes and MakubeX not her, Xion was becoming the default medic simply by being interested enough in learning what was needed to patch her friends up.

She wished they were here right now--the real them--because she would have liked some confirmation on the best course of action. As it was, she'd have to do what she could. Roxas definitely seemed to have a concussion, but thankfully not a severe one if he were able to communicate with them. They'd still have to keep him awake for a while, though, and keep an eye on him for the next few days.

At least he could think of an answer to some of her concerns. She hadn't meant to think out loud, but in this case, that had led to something good. "Okay. Can you walk if we help you? I don't think it's a good idea for any of us to be on our own now. Not with the others acting the way they are."

If he'd been looking for confirmation that they weren't mirrored, that would be a big hint. Probably a better one than outright saying they weren't, since he might be suspicions of such an obvious ploy to gain his trust.
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[personal profile] colorbymemory 2013-02-25 05:46 pm (UTC)(link)
Namine had only the vaguest hint about her mirror self, but that had been enough. Thinking about a version of herself that was comfortable with erasing peoples' memories wasn't something she wanted to do too much if she could help it. Seeing how the mirrored versions of her friends acted was bad enough. She'd agree with Roxas that, for their sakes, she hoped they didn't remember anything that happened when they got back, and go so far as to hope that if they didn't remember, they wouldn't ask.

What Roxas called "not severe" she would call "very bad," but to each their own. If he tried anything else like this again soon, though, he was going to get a very disapproving look. That aside, all they could do was do the best they could to help him heal. At least they'd found him, and not some of the others.

With Roxas's assent, she followed Xion's instructions to help him stand, and support him on one side, trying to do as gently as possible. "Let us know if you need to rest on the way."

No need to overdo it while he was already injured. Namine just hoped that luck held, and they made it to the lab without running into any trouble.
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[personal profile] skysmirror 2013-02-26 05:25 pm (UTC)(link)
Remembering the whole turn of events wouldn't be good for anyone's mental health, no. Which meant they probably would, since the satellite seemed to like to test that a lot. That was something they'd have to deal with when it happened. At the moment they had more than enough on their hands.

Attempting to act like her mirrored self wasn't something Xion had even considered. Then again, she wouldn't be able to fool anyone given what she'd learned from her fight with Riku. Not that she'd wanted to raise suspicions any more than she had to. It simply looked like that couldn't be avoided.

Thankfully, they did manage to avoid any other mirrored versions of the others. Safely in the lab, she and Namine helped Roxas sit on one of the tables. That done, she began looking for something to stabilize his wrist while it healed, along with a lot of water, bandages, and disinfectant.

Those things gathered, it was time to get to work. Xion let Namine take care of cleaning up the scrapes while she started trying to set Roxas's broken wrist. "This might hurt a little, sorry."
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[personal profile] skysmirror 2013-03-02 05:15 pm (UTC)(link)
Sometimes it did seem like the satellite had a mind of its own and was laughing at their problems. Odd to think, but true nonetheless.

Between the two of them and the suspicions they'd raised, it was probably a miracle Riku hadn't told Sora something that had Sora out to hurt them more than usual. Well, more than usual for this Sora.

Sleeping in a closet definitely wasn't any fun, nor any good for healing. There were a few overstuffed, too-squishy-to-really-be-comfortable couches in the library. Maybe they could all hide in those. Though that really was a thought for later.

"Oh, you know what I mean." Xion rolled her eyes, but smiled all the same. It was actually kind of a relief that Roxas was feeling enough like himself to make comments like that. Her smile soon gave way to her brow furrowing in concentrations as she set the wrist, splinting it and then wrapping it in bandages. Hopefully that would do the trick.

It was too bad there weren't really any painkillers in the lab. Muttering something about people who really needed to take a walk barefoot down a lego-covered hallway, she went to check his ribs.
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[personal profile] colorbymemory 2013-03-03 05:16 pm (UTC)(link)
Not all the events were bad, even if they took some getting used to.

Considering that they probably couldn't act exactly like their mirrored counterparts, they were going to raise some suspicions anyway. Trying to get help from someone who was mirrored hadn't occurred to Namine, It wasn't necessarily a bad idea, but potentially a risky one. It would help if they could find a way to learn more about this universe and why everyone here seemed so different from their usual selves.

She'd help him think of something once they were done here.

Wincing in sympathy at his reaction to getting his wrist set, she paused in cleaning up his scrapes to put a hand on his shoulder. Once he'd settled and Xion was checking to see what they should do about the ribs, she started patching up the last few little cuts. Noticing his raised eyebrow, she offered an explanation. "We heard about these little building blocks called Legos. They're really small and have sharp edges, so if you step on it really hurts. Especially if you don't have shoes on."

There, all done. Now to see what Xion said about how to treat the injuries to his ribs.
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[personal profile] skysmirror 2013-03-05 05:50 am (UTC)(link)
They hadn't been bad at all, until Pearl had sent the cages. Or Discord or the Missing No. showed up. New forms took some getting used to, but they'd been fun after that.

Getting information was the tricky part. Asking questions would lead to more suspicions, which could lead to worse trouble if the mirrored folks found out the truth of what was going on.

Xion would leave couch improvement to the others; it wasn't really her thing. Right now she was a little more concerned with patching up Roxas. Most of what she knew she'd learned from talking with Hughes and MakubeX, or reading the few informative books on the media deck. It wasn't always detailed information, but usually enough that she could avoid doing more harm than good when she tried to help her friends.

On second thought, they might not want to bandage the ribs. Fortunately, there were supplies to make an ice pack in the lab. Wrapping one in a towel she handed it to Roxas. "Here. Let's try this for now. If it gets really bad, we can try some bandages, but I don't want to do something that might mess with your breathing..."
colorbymemory: (In distress)

[personal profile] colorbymemory 2013-03-07 06:51 am (UTC)(link)
The circumstances surrounding the changes hadn't been good, no. It was too bad, especially since the unpleasant part usually started just as soon as they were getting used to the new forms.

Namine herself was going to avoid this Riku, for various reasons. If Roxas could convince him to help, though, that could be useful. If nothing else, they could at least get some more information about this place.

Finding out what made the couches squishy could probably happen soon. It looked like they were finished patching Roxas up if both he and Xion were okay with just using the ice pack on his ribs. He still needed to rest, though, and that might be the most likely place.

"Okay. Do you want to sleep? I don't think staying where someone could find us easily is a good idea..."
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[personal profile] skysmirror 2013-03-12 05:49 am (UTC)(link)
No, no it wasn't. They'd just have to keep making the best of things.

Xion wasn't going to avoid Riku, but she might have made him want to avoid her. That having been the goal, so much the better. Really, considering her mood at the moment, none of the mirrored people would want to cross her path.

She'd save any scowling for them, though. Now she was mostly concerned about her friends and getting Roxas to a safe place to get some rest. Injuries tended to, that was what he needed the most right now.

A short stay in the library was all that was required to become acquainted with the uncomfortably squishy couches. Unfortunately, those looked like their best bet. Xion was not agreeing to the closet, so it was probably a good thing Roxas suggested the library himself. "That might be best. Do you need us to help?"
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[personal profile] colorbymemory 2013-03-13 05:12 am (UTC)(link)
Even if they didn't actively remember anything, the links in their chains of memory would still be there, waiting to be reconnected. Maybe they'd eventually remember some of their time here.

Desperate times often called for desperate measures, and sometimes made people realize unpleasant truths about themselves. Namine had certainly had to face up to some of that in Castle Oblivion, and, to a lesser extent, with putting Roxas in the digital Twilight Town. If he waned to talk about it later, she'd be willing to listen.

Rest was the best thing when you were hurt or not feeling well. It also required something better than a table or a floor, yes. Even if the couches weren't very comfortable, they were better than what was offered in the closet. Fewer people tended to go there, too, and the fewer people who know Roxas was hurt, the better.

Along with Xion, she helped Roxas down off the table and out of the lab. Hopefully their luck would hold again and they wouldn't run into anyone on the way to the library.
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[personal profile] skysmirror 2013-03-15 06:26 am (UTC)(link)
They'd have to see what happened. Despite some of the bad things that had happened, Xion couldn't say she wanted to forget.

Xion would offer a listening ear if he wanted, too. She'd had to do her own share of manipulating, after a fashion, to get the Riku here to back off. It was strange, using something from what had been a game in such a bad way. While she'd been happy at the time that she'd achieved her goal, really the whole experience was leaving her with a bad feeling now.

If Roxas was thinking silly things like that, he really did to rest. Fortunately, that was soon to happen, since they made it to the library without any trouble. Glad for that, she helped Roxas sit down on one of the couches.
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[personal profile] colorbymemory 2013-03-16 05:21 pm (UTC)(link)
There were many things Namine would want to remember. It was true, though, that one couldn't always control which links in their chain of memories remained the strongest and brightest.

Whenever he was ready, she would listen. That's what friends did, right? Not wanting to talk about it right away was understandable, though.

Seeing him test the couch cushions, she held back a sigh. After all that, he still wanted to try to fix the couches for sleeping? They could do that after he'd rested. It was a good thing she and Xion were there. "Why don't you get some rest now? We can be quiet so we don't bother you."