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

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[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] notsaul.livejournal.com 2011-07-10 07:16 am (UTC)(link)
[Of course she bites; it's essentially her main attack move in this form. And it's awful, like chewing on tin foil but worse, and she's vaguely sure she's chipped a fang or something. It messes with her enough that she actually backs off of him, shaking her head to get rid of the strange feeling.

She's so concerned over this that she doesn't even see the gun.

The bullet scrapes her shoulder but doesn't pierce, though the surprise is enough to get a yelp out of her. She aims her claws-- much safer bets than teeth-- at the hand holding the gun while trying to avoid the bullets the best she can.]

[identity profile] puzzlerprince.livejournal.com 2011-07-10 07:34 am (UTC)(link)
[It's at this moment that a man in green and a frightened young boy arrive on the scene. Eddie stops in his tracks, extending his cane out to the side to stop Luke as well. There's a body, yes. But somehow, he doubts that Luke had seen this unfolding when he'd first encountered the corpse.

It's... the Major. Fighting against some kind of a beast. Where on earth did it come from? There's a sinking feeling in the pit of his stomach when he recognizes the corpse as well---Jane Smith. She doesn't look quite the same as she did the night before, but she isn't unrecognizable, outside of the strange carving the Major's made into her skull.

Did that Nazi bastard do this to her? And what the hell was trying so desperately to slice the Major apart? His eyes dart down to his fake son, his cane still extended protectively in front of him. His grip around the handle grows even tighter as he speaks in a hushed tone.]


Luke. Run home. Now.

[identity profile] tapshoetomove.livejournal.com 2011-07-10 07:43 am (UTC)(link)
[Luke definitely wasn't expecting to see fighting. While he didn't recognize the other man, he certainly didn't recognize the beast fighting him. Taking a few steps back, he somewhat attempts to hide behind Edward, even though it's pretty obvious he's there.

He's too terrified to move.]

M-Mr. Nigma, y-you're really not going to stay are you?

[identity profile] sturmbahnfurher.livejournal.com 2011-07-10 07:51 am (UTC)(link)
[The Major lets out a snarling laugh, just about as animalistic as any sound a wolf could make, as Annie backs off after having bitten him. He tries to scramble up as she gets off, trying to take advantage of the brief reprieve. He doesn't notice the two new intruders, not now. His mind is focused entirely on his current battle.

He hisses a bit as Annie strikes at his hand, and he's surprised at how deep the claws get, the Major dropping the gun. There's an unpleasant squeal, like keys being dragged against a car, as the claws tear strips in the Major's hand. And what's revealed isn't flesh and sinew, but circuitry. Wires. Metal.

The Major kicks at the wolf, hoping to strike hard enough to make it back away so he can try and go for his gun. He hardly has any belief he'll walk away alive. But he intends to annoy and punish his opponent as much as possible before he goes down.]

[identity profile] notsaul.livejournal.com 2011-07-10 07:57 am (UTC)(link)
You're... You're not even fucking real--

[His foot collides with her stomach, momentarily knocking the wind out of her. But, she's soon back up and at it again with her claws, trying to tear off anything she can get them on. She doesn't know how robots run, what she's even supposed to aim for, now. But, she supposes, nothing can survive without a heart. It's a good a place to start as any..]

[identity profile] puzzlerprince.livejournal.com 2011-07-10 09:43 am (UTC)(link)
[Edward's almost tempted to have Luke send for Susan---it was thanks to her that he was able to take the Major down back around April Fool's Day---but he thinks against it. There's no way she's going to save his skin again, given their current status. Before he can answer Luke, though, there's an earsplitting screech when the wolf attempts to mangle the Major. Not exactly the sort of sound he would expect to hear when someone's arm is being torn apart.

That's when he sees it. Very barely, from as far away as they are, but he can see the most vague hints of internal circuitry. Metal. Eddie's eyes go wide at this new discovery.]

A cyborg...?!

[Not only that, but he recognizes the harsh tones of the wolf's voice. It doesn't take much for him to recognize that sort of crassness. Annie Goldstein?!

So. Just to recap, one of his deadliest enemies is a mechanical monster, one of his students is a werewolf. Well. Nothing's impossible here in Mayfield. Thankfully, Edward's brought along two weapons with which to defend himself: his gun and his new cane. Perhaps he'll have the opportunity to test the modifications Hiccup's prepared for him much sooner than he'd anticipated. Grimly, he glances back at the terrified boy.]


I've managed to strike that monster down in the past. And I'll do it again, if I have to. Go. [Besides. He knows something. He has to. Edward's sure of it.]
Edited 2011-07-10 09:50 (UTC)

[identity profile] tapshoetomove.livejournal.com 2011-07-10 03:32 pm (UTC)(link)
[Luke just stares in wide-eyed horror at the display. Was Edward really planning to stay for this?! It was a giant wolf and robot that were fighting.]

B-but...! There's two of them, if you stay who knows what could happen! Please don't fight them!

[He didn't want to just leave, but what could he do exactly?]

[identity profile] sturmbahnfurher.livejournal.com 2011-07-10 06:45 pm (UTC)(link)
[The Major says a small curse in his own language as Annie comes at him again. While he at least got to strike her, it wasn't enough time for him to regain his gun, and he finds himself forced to try and cover his chest, his arms beginning to show massive damage as Annie begins to claw them to metallic ribbons.

Still, he laughs to himself, trying to back away some, hoping to find a chance to kick at her again. He hardly has anything that could be an advantage in the fight. But what works? Works, as far as he's concerned.]


Hardly. I'm as real as any other man.

[identity profile] notsaul.livejournal.com 2011-07-11 02:17 am (UTC)(link)
Like shit you are! You're a fucking alarm clock with legs, that's what you fucking are! [But, if he's meant to look like a human, meant to pass as a human... It makes sense that the main bits that run him would be hidden up in that big fat head of his. That's where she aims her attacks next, hoping to throw him off.]

[identity profile] puzzlerprince.livejournal.com 2011-07-11 02:55 am (UTC)(link)
[Yep. Definitely Annie Goldstein.

For now, though, Edward simply observes the battle in progress---so long as he and Luke still hadn't been noticed, there wasn't any logic behind simply jumping into the fray. For now, he'll watch as Annie tears into the Major, taking careful notes of his structural and physical weaknesses.]


You're going to have to trust me, Luke. I know what I'm doing.

[Or at the very least, he has an idea for what he may have to do.]

[identity profile] tapshoetomove.livejournal.com 2011-07-11 03:09 am (UTC)(link)
[Luke nods, if Edward was the kind of person he thought he was, obviously he had some kind of plan in mind!

It didn't make him any less worried, but he took some small comfort in knowing that Edward wouldn't be standing around if he had no idea what he was doing.

Right?]


R-right, I understand...

[...He wants to ask what the plan actually is, but too much talking might end up giving them away. But curiosity is getting the better of him and he lowers his voice to a whisper.]

So how do we stop them?



[identity profile] sturmbahnfurher.livejournal.com 2011-07-11 05:19 am (UTC)(link)
[She manages a strike to the face, though not a killing one. Still, her claws finally sink into actual flesh, leaving bloody, red swaths crawling down his cheek. Still, the Major laugh. Practically giggles, even.]

As I told you before.

You are wrong. But that isn't surprising.

[Fuck it. After that last strike, the fight won't be going on much longer anyway. He'll attempt to aim an elbow strike at her throat, seeing if it'll do anything if he can even hit her.]

[identity profile] notsaul.livejournal.com 2011-07-11 02:51 pm (UTC)(link)
[Yeah, that was her trachea making that cracking noise, putting a definite end to all pithy remarks for the foreseeable future. But, that last strike proved that he wasn't all metal, at least. That means she can go back to using her fangs. Much more effective.]

[identity profile] puzzlerprince.livejournal.com 2011-07-11 09:11 pm (UTC)(link)
[Edward winces at the sound of the Major's attack---this battle isn't going to last much longer. Extending his cane in front of him, he aims the question-mark crook of it straight at the Major. With any luck, he'll be within range, though hopefully the wolf can finish him off first.]

Let's find the answer, shall we? Stay behind me. And close your eyes.

[Whether it's Annie delivering a killing blow, the Major finishing her off, or the Riddler intervening with a sneak attack of his own, it would be in Luke's best interest to avert his gaze.]
Edited 2011-07-11 21:11 (UTC)

[identity profile] tapshoetomove.livejournal.com 2011-07-12 02:07 am (UTC)(link)
[It'd be a stupid idea to stay where he is, so Luke ducks behind Edward and closes his eyes.

Somewhat. He'll open them for a quick peek every now and then. There was too much going on for him not to look, and he wants to see what Edward does.]

[identity profile] sturmbahnfurher.livejournal.com 2011-07-12 03:17 am (UTC)(link)
[The Major backs away slightly as his elbow connects with Annie's throat, trying to move in range of picking up his gun.

But in the end, it's too little, too late, and the wolf is on him, fangs neatly clinging into his throat. There's no sound, not even a gurgle of protest.

The fight is over. The Major can deal with that.]

[identity profile] notsaul.livejournal.com 2011-07-12 03:37 am (UTC)(link)
[Annie, however, can not. As soon as she's sure the man is dead, she backs off of him quickly, ears pressed back against her head. She manages to transform back to her human form-- meaning she is now naked, on all fours, on the ground, enjoy that-- before she begins to cough up blood, her own mixing with the blood already there. She doesn't seem to have noticed the others.]

[identity profile] puzzlerprince.livejournal.com 2011-07-12 03:59 am (UTC)(link)
[Well. That was gruesome. Edward lowers his cane, thankful that he didn't need to intervene (partially because aside from a potential attempt to pierce through the Major with his cane's grapple, he really didn't have much of an idea for what to do past that. Of course, the situation is far from over. Annie seems to have reverted back to a human form. That and she's now fairly injured and naked in public. He passes his cane off to Luke.]

Hold onto this for a moment. And keep those eyes closed.

[Edward knows a thing or two about making a fool of yourself in public. Not to this extent, but. Regardless, he treads cautiously towards Annie, sure to keep his own gaze averted.]

Ms. Goldstein? Are you all right?

[When he draws closer to her, he sheds off his jacket for the sake of giving her something to cover up with, offering it to her.]

[identity profile] tapshoetomove.livejournal.com 2011-07-12 04:18 am (UTC)(link)
[Luke happens to staring wide-eyed at the whole scene, trying to process what just happened. The robot thing he could make some sense of, robots weren't all that strange in his world, but being torn apart by a giant wolf? A giant wolf who was now a naked woman and...

Naked and...

Uh.

Luke absently takes the cane, and it's probably a good idea that Edward is helping Annie because Luke is in shock right now. After a flustered attempted at speaking, he shuts his eyes again when instructed to.]

[identity profile] notsaul.livejournal.com 2011-07-12 04:30 am (UTC)(link)
[She silently takes the jacket from him and puts it on-- not before using it to clean her face, though, because she is the most grateful and considerate person ever. As she stands, the obvious failings of this plan come to light. Annie is a good three inches taller and a body size larger than Eddie is. Do the math.

When she speaks, her voice is even harsher than normal.]
Gave him what he fucking wanted. Shit...

[identity profile] puzzlerprince.livejournal.com 2011-07-12 04:59 am (UTC)(link)
[Wow awkward. He glances back at Luke briefly, just to make sure he's still doing as told, before returning his attention to Annie, his gaze still averted.]

You need medical attention. I can call for assistance.

[identity profile] tapshoetomove.livejournal.com 2011-07-12 05:44 am (UTC)(link)
[Luke is doing what he's told, every once in a while his one eye opens just the tiniest bit.

Look he's a teenage boy going through puberty and he's curious okay. Because closing his eyes isn't really working very well, he just turns his head and looks off in the other direction.]

[identity profile] notsaul.livejournal.com 2011-07-12 05:52 am (UTC)(link)
Fuck, no, no doctors. Heal pretty fast. [Yeah, just ignore her covertly coughing up more blood on your jacket, bro. It's okay, she'll just give it to Daniel later. Once she's done, she'll look at him a bit suspiciously.] The fuck are you here for?

[identity profile] puzzlerprince.livejournal.com 2011-07-12 05:58 am (UTC)(link)
[Charming.]

I'd heard about the, ah. The body. [He tilts his head back towards Luke a little bit.] Luke informed me that he'd found one in the park, so I had decided to come and investigate. [He glances down at the Major's bloody mechanical corpse.] Was he responsible?

[identity profile] tapshoetomove.livejournal.com 2011-07-12 06:25 am (UTC)(link)
[Nope not looking, just gonna keep looking at this tree over here. Is that oak?

He will pipe up though.]


That woman, she was dead when I found on her on the way to school. But it didn't look like she'd been murdered.

[Or at least not from first glance, he kind of hurried off as soon as he found her.]

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