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May. 4th, 2005 @ 09:54 pm Vash the Stampede
Alas!
signy1:
*Vash knocks on door, then opens it.*

Hi, everybody. Supposedly there--

*Tsuzuki leaps from his chair.* Don't close that--

*The door slams shut, apparently by itself. Vash turns to glance at it, startled. Tsuzuki sinks back into his seat, sighs.* ...door.

*Vash is a bit confused by this, but carries on.* Ah... supposedly there's a hostage situation going on in here. So I came to see about a peaceful resolution...?

(In case anyone doesn't already know, he's from Trigun. Vash is tall, with blond hair adding about six inches to his height. His ankle-length red coat is badly bullet-riddled, and he carries a handgun.)
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From:doomweasel
Date:May 4th, 2005 07:53 pm (UTC)

Riku

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*sullenly* Hostage? That's one way to put it.
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From:signy1
Date:May 4th, 2005 08:16 pm (UTC)

Vash

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*He's trying to be unobtrusive about trying the doorknob.*

Well, ah... I'm sure we can talk this out.

*Now he's not being unobtrusive.*

If we all just keep our heads and be reasonable...

*Now he's tugging at the door with all his strength.*

If you'll just excuse the noise for a moment?

*He pulls his gun and shoots the lock. The door still doesn't open.*

Oh, shit. *Sighs, holsters his gun, and slumps into the nearest chair.* I take it I just fell into the same trap as the rest of you, right? Do we know why we're here?
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From:gaudior
Date:May 5th, 2005 09:49 am (UTC)

Akito

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To whine about our problems and moralize about other people's. Not to mention squabbling like spoiled children.

Have you got something to whine about?
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From:signy1
Date:May 5th, 2005 10:27 am (UTC)

Vash

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Er...well, I've got a planet full of people trying to collect the bounty on my head, my brother wants me to help him destroy the human race and he's got a stable of trained killers to help him drive me over the edge, there are a pair of insurance agents following me around and all my friends have a tendency to get killed if they get too close to me.

But do we have to talk about negatives? There's no point in dwelling on the past. Your ticket to the future is always blank.
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From:lignota
Date:May 5th, 2005 03:55 pm (UTC)

OOC

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I will respond in character presently, but for now I bounce up and down with much glee. Because Thrud keeps telling me and everyone keeps telling me about how Kenshin and Vash should get together and fight evil nonfatally and save the world, or possibly just people, and I took their word for it but have never watched Trigun, and so I don't know what actually happens when you put Vash and Kenshin in the same room, but now I get to find out. *happybouncebouncebounce*
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From:lignota
Date:May 5th, 2005 04:07 pm (UTC)

Soujirou

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*with his usual mild interest* Wow, I've never seen anyone except Chou-san whose hair does that . . .
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From:lignota
Date:May 5th, 2005 04:29 pm (UTC)

Kenshin

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It does not seem to be a hostage situation, as no one is being threatened, that is. For the moment, it seems we are unable to leave.

He *indicating Mikage* is attempting to encourage those present to talk about their problems, that is, although he may also be the person keeping us here. This one is attempting to keep the peace, that is. *smile*
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From:doomweasel
Date:May 5th, 2005 05:01 pm (UTC)

Riku

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*ironically* And you've been doing such a great job, too.
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From:powercorrupts
Date:May 5th, 2005 06:22 pm (UTC)

OOC

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I want to see what happens if Vash, Tsuzuki, & Kenshin are all present when some poor helpless person gets killed in front of them. >>;; The sheer dorky angst might detonate a planet.
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From:lignota
Date:May 5th, 2005 07:32 pm (UTC)

Kenshin

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No one has been killed or injured, that is . . .
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From:signy1
Date:May 5th, 2005 09:32 pm (UTC)

Vash

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*He's simultaneously trying to watch all the speakers and check out his hair to make sure it hasn't started doing anything odd.*

Well. It's good that nobody's been killed... *Cranes his neck to read the nametag* Kenshin. Has it really been that rough in here?

*Gets up to retrieve a nametag of his own. As he writes:* I didn't introduce myself, did I? My name is Vash the Stampede.
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From:gaudior
Date:May 6th, 2005 11:08 am (UTC)

Hisoka, raising an eyebrow

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"The stampede"?
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From:signy1
Date:May 6th, 2005 06:13 pm (UTC)

Vash

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*Grins sheepishly.* Oh, you should hear some of the other soubriquets I've picked up over the years. 'The Humanoid Typhoon.' 'The Localized Disaster Area.' 'The First Human Act of God.' 'The Six Billion Double-Dollar Man'-- that's how much I'm worth, dead or alive.

*Shrugs whimsically.* Pretty silly, but compared to some of those, a mere stampede sounds good, right? Besides, we don't get to pick our own names. Just call me Vash; there's nothing negative about that part of it.
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From:lignota
Date:May 7th, 2005 08:33 pm (UTC)

Kenshin

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You said you had come here to resolve a hostage situation, that is. Do you do that sort of thing often?
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From:signy1
Date:May 7th, 2005 08:59 pm (UTC)

Tsuzuki

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*To Hisoka, in a cheerful undertone* Sounds like he's blown up more buildings than I have.
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From:signy1
Date:May 7th, 2005 09:09 pm (UTC)

Vash

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*Either doesn't hear or ignores Tsuzuki's comment. Smiles at Kenshin.*

Actually, I have been in my share of hostage situations. You know how it is- some blowhard with more weaponry than sense stomps into town... or onto a sandsteamer... or whatever, and takes over. Someone's got to make sure that nobody gets hurt, and nobody else seems to want the job. Besides, I'm a lot harder to kill than most people, anyway.
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From:lignota
Date:May 8th, 2005 06:15 am (UTC)

Kenshin

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*smiles* Protecting others . . . is a good thing, that it is.
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From:lignota
Date:May 8th, 2005 06:19 am (UTC)

Soujirou, still smiling

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You're . . . strange. Both of you are strange.

[This is an insult delivered in a polite, cheerful tone of voice.]
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From:gaudior
Date:May 8th, 2005 06:51 am (UTC)

Akito

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"Strange"? I wouldn't say strange.

Naive, nosy and meddling, yes. But that's terribly common.
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From:gaudior
Date:May 8th, 2005 06:55 am (UTC)

Hisoka

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*to Tsuzuki, in a less-cheerful undertone*

Have you heard of 'damning by faint praise'?
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From:signy1
Date:May 8th, 2005 10:13 am (UTC)

Vash

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Well, what's wrong with meddling if it means that someone else gets to live their own life the way they want to because of it? Maybe it's a bit naive to want to help everybody-- a friend of mine, a priest, certainly thought so-- but where's the harm in trying?
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From:signy1
Date:May 8th, 2005 10:15 am (UTC)

Tsuzuki

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*To Hisoka, in a still cheerful undertone.*

Aw, Hisoka, you're so mean...
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From:powercorrupts
Date:May 8th, 2005 03:10 pm (UTC)

Sephiroth

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*To Vash*
So you just appointed yourself to the position of saviour? I never saw anything that said that there was a job opening. You can't save everyone, and not everyone wants to be saved. From the sound of those nicknames, it might be assumed that your meddling does more harm than good. Can you honestly say that you know that what you do helps people in the long run?

Humans have changed the patterns of survival, perhaps for the worse. Mercy may be more painful in the long run.
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From:signy1
Date:May 8th, 2005 06:52 pm (UTC)

Vash

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Um. Actually, the nicknames might have a lot to do with the fact that, wherever I go, there are bounty hunters blasting the place to rubble. What am I supposed to do? Surrender? They don't have the right to kill me any more than I have the right to kill them, and I don't want to die.

*Looks away* I have the obligation to make sure the mere fact of my existence doesn't get innocents hurt. Job opening or not.
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From:powercorrupts
Date:May 8th, 2005 07:01 pm (UTC)

Sephiroth

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Men don't get bounties put on their heads for picking flowers. If there are people out to kill you, kill them. If more come, kill them too. Make an example out of them. After a while, their numbers will dwindle, if nothing else.

Are there any innocent humans?
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From:signy1
Date:May 8th, 2005 07:08 pm (UTC)

Tsuzuki

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*Looking directly at Muraki.* Of course. Law of the jungle. Kill or be killed. An eye for an eye and a tooth for a tooth, until we're all blind and living on applesauce. Brilliant strategy.
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From:syonakeleste
Date:May 8th, 2005 08:54 pm (UTC)

Mikage, to Sephiroth

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::with an insufferable smirk:: Unfortunately, the dead have a capacity for...haunting.
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From:thedemonprist
Date:May 8th, 2005 09:41 pm (UTC)

Muraki

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*smiles approvingly at Sephiroth*

*grins knowingly at Tsuzuki*
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