mayfield_mods: (Jane Smith)
Mayfield Mods ([personal profile] mayfield_mods) wrote2011-07-09 10:04 pm


[Early in the morning on July 5th, after Jane Smith's uncharacteristic behavior was put to an end, were someone to go on a walk throughout the park, they might come across an unusual sight.

Jane Smith is sitting on a park bench hidden somewhere between the trees. Or at least, at a glance it appears to be her, but at second glance, she doesn't look exactly the same. Her features are younger, more a 24 year old girl than a 30 year old mother, and there's something less perfect and put together in her looks.

Maybe this time, it's Samantha Achewood, the girl Jane Smith used to be, sitting by herself. She appears perfectly contented and peaceful with her eyes closed, perhaps napping. But on closer inspection, she isn't breathing and she has no pulse, and her body is cold and lifeless to the touch.

There's no cause of death to find here. Samantha simply went to sleep and will never wake up.

But that isn't the only surprising thing one might notice about Mayfield today. No matter where you look or what you might do, Officer Grady is nowhere to be found.]

[identity profile] 2011-07-10 06:57 am (UTC)(link)
[The smile is spreading. Still not physical smiling. Just that odd feeling.]

That must be quite nice. Social things, then? Such as what? Would you say you're quite good at them? Say, perhaps even teach others?

[identity profile] 2011-07-10 07:06 am (UTC)(link)
[This is creepy. There isn't anything wrong or unusual with what he's saying. Nothing Hitler can point to that's specifically bothering him. It's just.... the strangest feeling]

Just normal things. I mean, going out with friends, or going on dates. I don't think I've ever tried to teach anyone anything.

Unless you count telling people about Mayfield. I've had to do that a few times.

[Or teaching Shiro about the power of the Almighty Dolly. But that was back home.]

[identity profile] 2011-07-10 07:10 am (UTC)(link)
[The Majors voice remains as calm and weirdly benevolent as it has this entire time. He leans in a bit more, and this time? His smile does grow.]

Ah, you've provided warning, then. And...can you carry on the conversation?

Can you get people to listen to you?

[identity profile] 2011-07-10 07:15 am (UTC)(link)
Well, yes. Of course.

Carrying on a conversation isn't that hard. And most people listen.

[Lost. He is just so lost right now. What in the world is this conversation about?]

[identity profile] 2011-07-10 07:23 am (UTC)(link)
Ah. But some people will not. And it takes something to make sure people will continue to listen.

And that's called charisma.

And to take the initiative in warning people about this place, and to be able to hold their attention. That's the sign of a leader.

[identity profile] 2011-07-10 07:37 am (UTC)(link)
[Oh. Oh! Now he understands. His face pales ever so slightly.]

No, no that isn't-! I mean, that's nothing special. It's something anyone could do...

[He is nothing like his original. he is nothing like his original. Maybe if he keeps thinking it enough times, he'll believe it.]

[identity profile] 2011-07-10 07:43 am (UTC)(link)
[The Major laughs a little.]

Really? How many people do you think could get someone to stay on the line after being told they've been kidnapped and placed in a town in America from the 50s? How many people would continue to listen after hearing about multiple dimensions?

It takes a of gab, I suppose, to accomplish that.

[It really doesn't. Not from what he's seen here. But hopefully you'll still buy it.]

[identity profile] 2011-07-10 07:52 am (UTC)(link)
[He'll buy it. It rings too close to what the darker part of psyche actually believes. it's been helpfully cataloging every possible similarity he ever displayed to his original. No matter how slight or how much of a stretch it was. Since he got to Mayfield, he's started to ignore it. But maybe that was a mistake.]

No, it's.... it's not the same thing at all. I just... I'm just trying to inform people. To spread the information we have is just common sense.

[identity profile] 2011-07-10 07:55 am (UTC)(link)
[Another laugh. A louder one.]

You of all people should know the power of informing people of what should be "common sense".

Do you believe he acted any different on his ideas, and spreading them?

[identity profile] 2011-07-10 08:05 am (UTC)(link)
But that's.....

No, it's not the same thing.

[Who are you trying to convince? Him? Or yourself?]

It's not the same at all. I never tried to foster hatred or incite violence! I was just trying to keep people informed. To tell them what they needed to know. There's nothing wrong with that.

[Is there?]

[identity profile] 2011-07-10 08:08 am (UTC)(link)
What do you think is more realistic?

That the Fuhrer's thought process was that he was going to incite violence and hatred for the fun of it? Or that he was trying to keep people informed of the Jewish scourge?

Do you think anyone thinks they're the bad guy with what they say and do?

[Well the Major knows he is. He just doesn't give a shit.]

How far will you ultimately go to keep people informed?

[identity profile] 2011-07-10 08:17 am (UTC)(link)
But what I'm doing is different.

[It has to be.]

Information about the town is the only chance we have of finding a way out. I'm only telling them things that will help. And people have a right to know.

And- And I never wanted anyone to get hurt.

[identity profile] 2011-07-10 08:22 am (UTC)(link)
And what would you do if the information you had to give on getting out became less savory. If the only way out were to kill Lucy, or the Milkman...would you tell them that? That someone's death would be a necessity?

You keep assuming he wanted to hurt. What evidence do you have, and not that he simply saw it as a necessity he had to take for the greater good.

If it became the case that one man had to die for all others to escape....would you hide that fact? What would you do?

[identity profile] 2011-07-10 08:29 am (UTC)(link)
N- no! I don't want anyone to die! Not even them!

[But if that was the only way, most of the town would do so happily. No matter what anyone said. So could he tell them? If he was the only one that knew? Or would he hide it? He honestly... doesn't know.]

Violence and death never solved anything...

[identity profile] 2011-07-10 08:33 am (UTC)(link)
[The Major tsks a bit, shaking his head.]

Not so, not so.

Violence and death are frequently solutions used anywhere other then here. Do you honestly think the war your forerunner started could've been resolved with anything other then his own death and our countries defeat?

[identity profile] 2011-07-10 08:40 am (UTC)(link)
But that's...

[Different. But is it really? The Major is right. There couldn't have been any other ending for Hitler's original. But still....]

But what if there's another way? Some way that no one has to die?

[He's avoiding the issue a little. Because the thing is, he's pretty sure he wouldn't tell anyone if the death of Lucy or the milkman or anyone else would get them all home.]

[identity profile] 2011-07-10 06:53 pm (UTC)(link)
What if there isn't another way? Or what if the other way puts more people in danger. They may not die, but it could still be a possibility.

Which way do you choose?

[identity profile] 2011-07-10 07:10 pm (UTC)(link)
[Well, this decision at least comes easy to him.]

If there's a chance that everyone can be saved, then we have to take it. It's better than sacrificing people.

Once you start sacrificing people, it's no longer for the greater good. It's just to make things easier on yourself.

[identity profile] 2011-07-12 03:18 am (UTC)(link)
And so then you condone killing the one enemy to save the rest.