Chaos (Glenn;Ryu)


Ryu Doppler

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The man quickly became confused at Shiva's advice as what he said seemed to conflict with what she actually meant. "That... was the plan..." He commented, not understanding how she could confuse it for anything else. "You really think that Aurine might be hanging around at Penguin's place? If we head there first to check it would certainly save me a trip later." At the merc girl's comments about taming the cockatrice the man furrowed his brow and crossed his arms. He partially had captured the thing to satisfy Shiva, and to remove it as variable when dealing with Anubis. Keeping it around in the role of a servant or ally wasn't high on his priorities. Given how mighty it's scent could be it seemed more the liability to have around anywhere important. "I'll... keep that in mind..." He replied soon after, briefly pondering the possibility of how such eggs could benefit his own situation, especially in terms of getting some actual currency to use other than his body, despite how he still felt when first going after the bird.
 

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Shiva shrugged. "I'm willing to bet that they're all hanging out together. Or most of them. Though if Jill and Sona are near each other, I can only imagine a blood bath." she commented grimly. Then, they departed.

After a while of travel, going through the busy streets of the Magi, filled with tension and talk of doom and war given recent events, as well as the constant carting of cargo relating to heavy parts for golems and other unknown weapons carried upon their floating or even rolling wooden wagons like the one he rode. He saw a mixture of technology employed for seemingly no other reason than convenience, until he reached a rather crowded circle of Magi citizens dressed in their mixture of sleek and appealing attire all centered around and making a commotion over a scene before them. Someone was joining the scene as Glenn and Shiva arrived, a brown haired woman with white skin whose hair was tied into a ponytail rushed up to a similar girl with her hair done into a bun. "What's going on?" she asked her accomplice. "If you can believe it, Sphinx of all people is walking amidst our town." she replied. "People are feeding her and petting her, she was frightening at first but it seems she's just like a cat and loves the attention."

Looking through the crowd, Glenn would see Sphinx sitting at a table decorated with a purple umbrella in front of a cake and coffee shop, being smothered by facinated people who were petting her head and scratching her ears as she seemed to welcome it. "Myes~! Don't be scared, come pay respects to The Sphinx~" she cooed egotistically. "I'd like a strawberry shortcake next please~" she then requested. "And another glass of milk~!" she held up an empty glass, her lips decorated with frosting, as the crowd was more than happy to feed her.

"It's because you let the situation get out of control!" Glenn then heard Jill's voice. Then he heard Sona's, "She didn't want to wear the black robe anymore! Of course it'd get hot." she argued. Following their voices, they were off to the side, witnesses to the chaos sphinx happily formed as Jill folded her arms and gave Sona an annoyed looked while the latter also had her arms folded angrily. "Everything goes wrong when you take matters into your own hands, so stop it." Jill said simply. "I don't want to hear that from you! Miss: let's spare Glenn the trouble!" Sona retorted, waving her arms in mockery. "It would have worked if you weren't an idiot and let Sphinx off the leash out of pity." Jill retorted back. "We should have left her with Glenn like I said in the first place!" Sona flared her arms out wide as if throwing wind at Jill. "I'd never leave Glenn at the mercy of that thing. He needed his beauty sleep." Jill said calmly. "All she'd do is fuck him at worst! You're being way too paranoid!" Sona criticized Jill. Then, Jill just frowned. "Unlike you, I'm not alright with letting everything hump my master."

They bantered on, with Glenn able to inturrupt or just hear more if he wished, or simply pass them all on in favor of Penguin's house.
 

Ryu Doppler

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Aug 22, 2011
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The busy streets of the Magi were filled with a various number of things being carted about as the man and his companion traveled. Much of which Glenn noted were weaponized supplies or spare mechanized parts. Talk of coming troubles came from the crowds he passed, talk of which turned into whispers in his ear from the surrounding noise that acted to drown it out as they passed. People were much more on edge now than last he traveled, and this despite the various ease of use the technology around them seemed to grant their lives. He supposed the thought of losing all this to the threats that await were certainly enough to put anyone on edge. What did they say about who they were worried over when even with everything they had the talk of doom was still high in peoples thoughts?

Coming upon a large crowd of people, Shiva's prediction from earlier appeared to have come true. The two golems had gotten themselves into some trouble involving Sphinx, who was now happy to be at the center of attention in the crowd. A great many hands dedicated to spoiling the mamono with pets and treats, while the arguing between Jill and Sona were practically ignored. "We must have arrived just in the nick of time. The only blood I see are the remains of murdered cakes and pastries." Glenn commented to Shiva, before making his way past a few outliers in the crowd to walk toward Sona and Jill. "There you guys are. Are you two alright? I wondered where everyone went off to when I woke up. Have either of you seen Aurine?" He asked eyeing both of them, mostly for confirmation that the sea bishop might be towards Penguin's place. Though the man pondered whether she might be found elsewhere now instead given Sona's presence.
 

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Jill was the first to speak. "Master, we are well. I departed with Sona to see Penguin about adjustments to our bodies to better serve you, when Sona led us on this series of undesirable events." She said as Sona would roll her eyes. She looked like she had something to say, but in the presence of Glenn after all that had happened, she seemed to distantly just look away and be silent. "Aurine seemed to not bother herself with these events and went on ahead of us. What shall we do about the Sphinx, Master?" she pointed to the tanned feline who was given vanilla ice cream with hot fudge creamed over it. "This is one of your simpler dishes? How can this be? It should be only for the elite~!" Sphinx cooed as the nervous dessert shop owners declared it was popular, for both price and taste. "Could it be that the servants of this land are treated better than the elite? What a backwards place this is." she hummed, as her comment made everyone even more nervous.
 

Ryu Doppler

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So Aurine had gone ahead of both of them, but as to where to she didn't say. He really hoped they were off towards Penguin's before splitting up. Tracking down Aurine in a city like this would be quite the pain otherwise. If he couldn't find her he'd just have to assume she went ahead to Isabel instead. Given the question of what to do with Sphinx, the man watched the commotion she caused with a scratch of his head. More bemused at her reaction to eating a simple bowl of ice cream than nervous. "Let me think of something..." He told Jill, pondering a few moments before something came to him that might pull the royal mamono's attention. "It's not as backwards as you might think. More resources and wealth means even regular people can have it good. But that also means that the elite can have it really good. Depending on where you go you might actually think it too decadent if you can believe that. I'm almost afraid to see how you'll react then." He told Sphinx, choosing polite conversation to engage with here. "I'm sure Isabel will have something gourmet to sate your appetite during the meeting. Will you come with us? I'd like to keep things amiable between Anubis when we meet her again."
 

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Sphinx chuckled from her seat that she was treating and lounging in like a throne. "Don't you worry about Anubis. She's got leadership, but emotionally she's a big fluffy pushover~ You should have heard her after she met you." She put her paw to her face in a slightly mocking way. "~I hope I can impress upon him~! Myeh!" She ate another bite of sweets. After hearing that, the crowd began to whisper. The fact that Sphinx revealed that Anubis held some kind of favor for the brown clothed man seemed to be immediately spreading. "I tried to do her a favor, and catch the bird first while stopping you. Oh well, a shame to be sure~ I'll console her after you give her the bad news~" She purred.

"But, I know a sly negotiator when I see one. I know you're playing me, but I accept, the condition that if there are no treats, you will be the treat for the night. And no mere bite this time. I will devour you whole~" She cooed with a regal blush. The crowd then became loud with talk that this seemingly average and normal man was somehow in bed with Anubis and Sphinx.

'Dunno if I should envy him or pity him, probably both.' Said a male bystander.

'I bet he's under the covers with all those girls around him.' Said a female bystander.

Hearing them, Sona suddenly looked sad. And Jill looked happy because Sona was sad.
 

Ryu Doppler

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Aug 22, 2011
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Glenn remained skeptical about Anubis' character despite the reassurance he got. I'd be nice if she wasn't as tough as her initial appearance but he wasn't quite ready to completely trust her servant's words on it just yet. The same couldn't be said for the crowd around him though. He could hear the gossip spreading among them like fire at Sphinx's words, which only managed to get worse the more she spoke. By the end of it the man couldn't help but think that he should've brought the netgun with him and just captured her again. He'd remember next time. "Y-yeah yeah, of course. Now come on. You don't want to spoil your appetite and all that." Glenn hurried her, more than ready to escape the forum that was forming around them at all this to be on their way.
 
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Sphinx hummed at Ryu. "... Alright, sounds good to me. Also..." She walked forth, moving up to Glenn and moving with him. She seemed to choose to wait to speak just a little bit, before they all gathered together and started walking as one unit. Shiva spoke up first, looking a bit shocked. "I'm... Genuinely shocked that this situation went so smoothly for you, Glenn. I'm used to all kinds of shit going wrong around you." She declared with a chuckle. Jill took up the mantle next. "That is thanks to the master's logical mind, and my presence helping to stabilize the Chaos you create around him." Jill declared. That sentence earned a glance from Sona, but she seemed to remain quiet.

Once that moment had passed, Sphinx continued. "That look in your eye when you pulled me from my joyous relaxation, it reminded me of Anubis in a way... The Pharoah as well. It's a tired, exalted expression, and I know it well. Be careful, young man. I've seen great people go astray who wore that expression." She cautioned Glenn. This made Shiva chuckle. "Oh, ha-ha, yeah. He goes astray alright. He'll reach right up and grab the handlebars and throw you right into old grandma cat's lap." She declared. The Sphinx looked a bit annoyed with Shiva. "My youth is eternal. Silence, albino." She hissed at Shiva, who merely cocked an eyebrow and silently let the conversation end.

Then, they arrived at Penguin's miserable looking house...


Inside, there seemed to be the sound of people talking. Two recognizable voices. One, Aurine. The other, Penguin. The discussion seemed peaceful yet methodical. As if they were talking about something serious. Shiva seemed to hum. "I sense a somewhat... Unapproachable atmosphere coming from the sounds of their voices. I wonder if Aurine wanted to speak with Penguin alone about something?" She pondered openly. They didn't have much chance to knock. Both inside were capable of weaving and would sense the group approaching. As such, the door opened to show Penguin pulling the door in while Aurine was sipping from a white mug with her eyes fixated on the contents as if in deep thought, before looking up and glancing at Glenn. After meeting his eyes, she seemed a bit bothered and looked away.

"Oh... Hi, Glenn..." Penguin greeted in her usual pathetic and tame voice. She sounded a bit louder a moment ago, outside. "I was speaking with... Aurine..." She glanced backwards, then at the floor. "Did... Did you want to talk... As well? I'm not... I'm not really used to getting so many visitors so often... Uh... I can't..." She shuffled a bit, looking like she was suddenly having a very complicated and bothersome time. "... I can't accomodate this many people..." She admitted. Indeed, Glenn's company started to make it seem like he was going to throw a compact party inside of Penguin's meager dwelling.
 

Ryu Doppler

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"I'll keep that in mind." Glenn muttered briefly in regards to Sphinx's words. Returning to silence in the walk with the group right after. It was nice to have things work so smoothly for once. If Sphinx wasn't willing to come with them he may very well have had to leave her there at that shop. If he had well... he didn't want to know what kind of a bill she might have totaled up, or better yet who might have to pay for it in the end. Assuming there was a bill of course, or that one might eventually hit the table with her gluttony. No matter now though, so he put it out of his mind and settled on more current things to worry about.

They were all at Penguin's place in no time flat, and it was then that the misery of it really hit the man. He hadn't noticed it before during his rush to check in on Sona but now it stood out like a light display. It made him ponder how his old apartment loft might compare? Decaying brick, wood and rusted metal versus this? 'I at least had more furniture and knick knacks about.' The man heard both voices as he approached, nodding at Shiva's comment with a small hum. What could Aurine be asking about? Especially something that as Shiva put it created an 'unapproachable atmosphere'? Perhaps something involving her troubles asked in private?

He briefly met the sea bishop's eyes when the door was opened, before focusing on Penguin. Her quiet greeting much softer than the louder muffed conversing from her he could make out before. "No need to be bothered about that Penguin. I don't intend to stay long." He assured her about having to accommodate guests before continuing, "I actually came to gather Aurine. I've got business today, and I want Isabel to take a look at her before it if she can. I figure if anyone knows how to alleviate some of the... substance effects... that she is going through it'll be Izzy." Pausing a moment, Glenn glanced back at Sona, before adding quietly, "And maybe you could look at Sona as well? She might have... taken a bit of nasty feedback from those effects too. S-sorry..."
 
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Penguin blinked, before looking at Sona. "I'm fine." Sona confessed, but said nothing else. It seemed like all the things going through her mind were written on her face, and the writing was from fifty different authors writing in the same place to turn it into an unreadable cacophony. "Are you sure...?" Penguin inquired sheepishly. Sona nodded. "Yes... Something else is bothering me. I-I'll get over it!" Sona declared with a bit of minor laughter and a very small smile. Jill seemed to speak up in her favor. "The model you created is still suffering from it's defective behavior, Emperor." Jill said to Penguin. "I have already taken the liberty of scanning her. She is fine, for what she is." She declared not with a tone condescending, but very obvious meaning.

Aurine rose when she heard Glenn's intent, quietly leaving the house and giving more than just a glance to Penguin as she walked by, who locked eyes with her. The stare they aimed at each other in silence seemed to carry something heavy based on the length of it, and the general uncomfortable feeling emanating out and weighing heavy on the atmosphere. Penguin spoke soon after Aurine left her house and joined with Glenn. "Aurine... I'll see you when you're better." Penguin said with a small, gentle smile and a soft tone. To which Aurine seemed to react harshly, turning to Penguin with wide eyes that shot at her like daggers. "... Yeah. I deserve it, don't I?" She seemingly asked directly to Penguin. "I'm... Sure that things will work out for you. I'm rooting for you~" Penguin said with a smile, before raising a hand at Glenn. "Glenn... I just... Wanted to, uh... Thank you, for taking care...-" She stepped forth, taking one of his hands into her own as he felt paper brush his palm. "-of Sona. Please, treat her kindly, as I'm sure you have been." She said with a small bow, her words causing yet another reaction, this time from Sona, who seemed to suffer from a bit of despair.


Meanwhile, Shiva was staring at Aurine. Hard. As Penguin went to hide back inside of her house, bidding them farewell unless Glenn stopped her, Aurine took note of this and looked back at Shiva. "Stop staring at me. I'm in a bad mood." She said to Shiva. Shiva's left eye twitched. "Uh-huh. Bad mood, is what you call it. I'd like to know what kind of 'bad mood' was going on with you talking to Penguin and looking like you're ready to hit someone."

To that, Aurine looked to light up with fury. "It was a private conversation-"

Shiva cut her off. "-With someone you don't know-"

Aurine launched her arm out in a flash, to which Shiva didn't react in time, a bit shocked at how Aurine too, seemed like a capable fighter. Her fingers squeezed around Shiva's thin neck, leaving imprints. "You don't know when to shut the fuck up, do you!?" Aurine yelled. "Stop!" Sona begged, while the others remained as on-lookers. Before causing any harm, and upon any protest that Glenn might or might not add, Aurine would relent. Shiva would have more air for it if Glenn intervened. "Respect people's privacy, you glorified Witch." Aurine concluded, while Shiva adjusted her head and rubbed her neck, seeming mostly undaunted given her tough nature. Shiva merely looked at Glenn, before shaking her head and moving on. Aurine seemed to already know where to go for Isabelle, leading the way. The others all followed, even Sona who followed closely behind Aurine. Sphinx and Jill remained with Glenn. The latter cast her cold gaze to Glenn.

"Logically speaking, master. You'd do well to cast aside troublemakers and instead focus on true progress. Though, I trust that is what you need Aurine for." She stated, folding her arms behind her back. "While I serve the Magi, I am second most loyal to you, master. Feel free to only rely upon me. Relying on the other members of the company you keep would be unwise, and dangerous. No matter your decision, I will protect you from them should they turn against you."

Sphinx mewled while putting a paw to her mouth. "Oh-ho? She utters such loyalty right after putting you second. Don't worry, Glenn. I'll be truly honest with you. I won't pretend to care about you at all~" She cooed with a smile.
 
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