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Sergeant-Major Adrian Shephard ([personal profile] hecu_marine) wrote2013-06-18 02:41 pm

Up the River

The door from Milliways opens onto the deck of a boat; the trolls will probably recognize the Borealis. The heat outside isn't high equatorial summer- this is, after all, the Southern Hemisphere- but combined with the humidity and the raucous sounds of Darwin only knows how many different species of both Earth and Xen origin out there, it's close enough. "Here we are, ladies," says Shephard. "We're in Brazil, pullin' up on the shores of... shit, I forget which part of the Amazon river this is."
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[personal profile] ice_broken 2013-06-19 12:58 am (UTC)(link)
A tinny voice echoes from somewhere inside the ship:

Ô abre a cortina do passado
Tira a mãe preta do cerrado
Bota o rei congo no congado
Brasil, Brasil...
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[personal profile] ice_broken 2013-06-19 01:10 am (UTC)(link)
"She's been singing the same song for hours," groans a similar-but-different electronic voice. "Please make it stop."
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[personal profile] donthidemycigs 2013-06-19 02:57 am (UTC)(link)
It doesn't matter what part of the Amazon it is, Grace is just thrilled to be here. And she's glad she brought a pair of sunglasses.

She squints up and down the sprawling river, soaking in the sights and sounds of the forest. Lush, verdant, green... she could cry. She opts to laugh instead. "You got an AI with a personality disorder, Shephard?"

Seems right.
bloodyvirgo: (cheerful)

[personal profile] bloodyvirgo 2013-06-19 03:19 am (UTC)(link)
The two trolls are lagging behind the humans, looking around at the new sights of the jungle.

It's interesting, and a definite change of scenery since the last time they were in Shephard's world.
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[personal profile] nepetaleijon 2013-06-19 03:21 am (UTC)(link)
Nepeta is actually hanging half over the rail, peering with fascination alternately down into the water and over to the shore.

There's so much to see! And hear! And smell!
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[personal profile] donthidemycigs 2013-06-19 04:55 am (UTC)(link)
Grace watches the both of them. Fucking fascinating.

"What are we waiting for?" This is as good as the Holy Grail for her. Damn straight there's so much to see, and hear, and smell and collect samples of. She slips her sunglasses on, patting the breast pocket of the shirt she's wearing to check that the pack of cigarettes is there.

She's also carrying a small black bag, slung over her shoulder, wearing olive green cargo-khakis and a maroon "STANFORD"-emblazoned tank under the Oxford.
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[personal profile] donthidemycigs 2013-06-19 11:26 pm (UTC)(link)
"Awãe aicô," says Grace, inclining her head. "It's an honor to meet you. I'm very eager to see your village."
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[personal profile] nepetaleijon 2013-06-20 02:54 am (UTC)(link)
Nepeta waves back to Maripyaipok, bouncing a little on her heels. Seeing the village might be interesting, but it's the jungle she's excited about.

(She might be trying to gauge how easily she could leap the distance to the shore, and how likely such a leap would be to annoy any local people and/or monsters that they don't want to annoy.)

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[personal profile] nepetaleijon 2013-08-12 03:07 am (UTC)(link)
The jungle isn't too different in feel from the wetter parts of the forests she used to hunt back home, but the scents are entirely new, complex and intoxicating. Nepeta is raptly trying to look in every direction at once as the two young trolls make their way along the trail.
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[personal profile] bloodyvirgo 2013-08-12 03:29 am (UTC)(link)
Kanaya's having something of a time keeping Nepeta in sight, the way the other troll is darting around excitedly.

It is all very new and fascinating, though, and a far cry from her old home in the desert, or even her Land in Sgrub.
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[personal profile] nepetaleijon 2013-08-12 03:51 am (UTC)(link)
"What do you think we should bring back fur the village?" Nepeta drops back to move beside Kanaya for the moment, keeping her voice hushed. "One big thing, or meowbe a bunch of smaller things?"
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[personal profile] bloodyvirgo 2013-08-12 03:53 am (UTC)(link)
Kanaya's reply is equally quiet, the troll's gaze fixed to the foliage around them.

"Why Don't We See What We Come Across?"
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[personal profile] nepetaleijon 2013-08-13 02:36 am (UTC)(link)
"So not try to track anything in purrticular, just s33 what we s33? Okay."

She bounces on ahead a little ways, crouching to sniff the underbrush.
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[personal profile] bloodyvirgo 2013-08-13 02:45 am (UTC)(link)
While not as active as Nepeta is, in searching for prey, Kanaya is still looking, keeping her eye on the underbrush, and trying not to glow too brightly.
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[personal profile] nepetaleijon 2013-08-13 03:02 am (UTC)(link)
Nepeta stops abruptly where she is, raises her head, sniffs the air -- and holds up a hand to signal Kanaya to be still.

There's something big moving through the trees, some distance away.
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[personal profile] bloodyvirgo 2013-08-13 03:04 am (UTC)(link)
Kanaya freezes as instructed, stopping dead in her tracks almost as soon as Nepeta raises her hand. Carefully, she tilts her head, trying to listen.
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[personal profile] nepetaleijon 2013-08-13 03:28 am (UTC)(link)
Troll hearing is sharp; Kanaya should have no trouble picking up the noise of a large and heavy body pushing its way through foliage, along with the vibration of massive feet hitting the ground. It's heading roughly in their direction.

Nepeta equips her claws, but doesn't move.
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[personal profile] bloodyvirgo 2013-08-13 03:30 am (UTC)(link)
Crouching, Kanaya pulls out a tube of lipstick, eyed fixed on the direction the large beast is coming from.

It's getting closer, now.
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[personal profile] nepetaleijon 2013-08-13 03:50 am (UTC)(link)
What shuffles through the brush, cutting the trail and coming into view some distance ahead of them yet, is a large four-legged creature vaguely reminiscent of an Alternian hambeast.

"Two eyes," Nepeta sighs disconsolately.
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[personal profile] bloodyvirgo 2013-08-13 03:52 am (UTC)(link)
There's a soft, disappointed noise from the taller of the two trolls, and Kanaya's lipstick disappears back into her Strifedeck.

"A Shame. It Looks Interesting."

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