Title: Scourge Skirmish
gallowsCalibrator - September 24, 2011 05:54 PM (GMT)
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Terezi wouldn't say anything more after those perplexing messages. And that would have been because she was making the journey to Vriska's hive, the route familiar from all of the times in the past she had gone to meet her and participate in their once frequent FLARPing sessions. But those sessions were all in the past now, and this journey was for serious business!
...Well, not exactly. She just really felt the urge to bother the hell out of Vriska. Because if anyone needed bothering, it was most certainly her.
It was all too tempting to don her Redglare costume for the occasion, to further establish her image as a legislacerator. But knowing Vriska, she would appreciate that more as a remembrance of their FLARPing days than an actual attack of Justice! So, Terezi reasoned that her typical getup would have to do. She didn't want to give Vriska the impression that she wanted to establish anything of their Scourge Sister partnership, after all!
It was just barely perceptible behind her red-tinted glasses as Terezi narrowed her eyes on Vriska's door. Smoothly, she shifted her weight off of her cane and slid it to her side, idly balancing the rather unnecessary object under her palm. "Okay, Vriska. I know you're up to something. So are you going to spill it, or will I have to use my judicious wiles???" she murmured under her breath, taking on a more business-like mode in preparation for what was to come.
Without further ado, she raised her cane to rap sharply against the other troll's front door.
arachnidsGrip - September 26, 2011 08:33 AM (GMT)
Vriska had no sooner finished reading the messages from the irritating blind troll when she heard a knock on the door.
"Ugh, here already?" she sighed, rising from her chair, "Well, at least I can figure out what the little spaz meant." As she strode towards the door to her respiteblock, Vriska's eyes settled on the poster of her beloved FLARP character, Marquise Spinneret Mindfang. Was that Terezi's intent? To get the old team back together? Unlikely, after the whole debacle with Team Charge, but then again Vriska could never really tell what that girl was thinking.
Vriska absentmindedly brushed her bangs out of her glistening yellow eyes, wondering whether or not to bust out her old roleplay gear. "Nah", she thought, "I'll let Pyrope make the first move. I can handle whatever she's planning on throwing at me, FLARP or not."
She strode through the halls of her hive, hands jammed into her pockets. She really wasn't expecting any visitors today, and Terezi's alleged visit was something she really wasn't expecting. On the bright side, however, this was another chance for Vriska to remind Terezi just how inferior she was to the spidertroll.
Her head snapped up as she realized she was right in front of the door. Time to shine. Vriska threw open the doors, smugly grinning. "Terezi. What do you want?" she sneered at the blind troll with a slightly challenging tone.
gallowsCalibrator - October 10, 2011 03:34 AM (GMT)
As Vriska opened her door, Terezi's near ever-present grin widened, distinctly more unnerving by the moment. She would then lean in nearer to the other girl, remaining just beyond her personal bubble, eyes unblinking as though she was trying to assess the other's every secret and private thought. As hard as she was staring, one could have forgotten that she didn't use her eyes for sight. "What do I want?" Terezi giggled, twirling her cane to raise it and lay it across her shoulder as she spoke. "If you're going to be so accommodating, you can begin by listing all of your most recent wrong-doings, to the most trivial detail!!! I have all night. And so do you, I'm sure, or you wouldn't have taken the valuable time to me. Always so busy!!! Isn't that right?"
Terezi didn't wait for an answer. Forgoing etiquette and manners altogether she took it upon herself to elbow into the hive past Vriska, swinging her cane down in the process to assist in entering through the doorway. She struck it out in a wide sweep in front of her feet as she made her way forward at a quick stride. No doubt there would be plenty of spiderwebs to knock out of her path; rather unpleasant and more of a hindrance to a successful hive search! If she was to uncover incriminating evidence, any and all webbing that blocked her way would need to be obliterated.
arachnidsGrip - October 11, 2011 09:53 PM (GMT)
"My recent wrong-doings? EVERYTHING I do seems to be wrong to you, with that obstinate and utterly insane view on justice of yours!" Vriska snapped, slamming the door shut behind the quirky, blind troll. "Is your life really so boring that you need to come bother me for no reason at all?
Vriska turned from the now closed door to face her unwanted hiveguest, but was met with only empty space. Terezi had already made her way to the end of the hallway, the clacks of her cane hitting the ground growing fainter and fainter. Vriska jogged to catch up, not wanting the "justice" obsessed troll rifling through her belongings unsupervised. Seriously. Why are you here?" What is it that you really want?" she coldly questioned as she caught up to Terezi. "We both know I've done nothing wrong. And even if I did, do you honestly think you could do anything about it?"
But, at the same time, Vriska couldn't help but wonder if anything she had done recently would qualify as an act of wrong-doing. She certainly didn't think so. Then again, she had grown up in a pretty dysfunctional setting. After all, murdering your peers to keep your lusus fed would mess almost anybody up. Whatever, that didn't matter. All of that was behind her. And besides, she was positive she had done nothing that Terezi could possibly find to be unjust. The only possible course of action now was to wait and see how this visit played out.
gallowsCalibrator - October 29, 2011 09:40 AM (GMT)
"Boring? Hardly!! Maybe you should feel privileged that I am allotting this time to spend sifting through all of your dirt, when I could be dealing with so many other important tasks! The work of a legislacerator is never done. Unless you want to make it easier on yourself by cooperating!" Little chance of that, she was sure. Terezi walked marginally faster through the hive, frowning at the frequent resistance of spiderwebs against the end of her cane. But there was probably nothing in their immediate vicinity that would count as incriminating evidence; she would need to continue to higher levels of Vriska's abode.
"It smells like a mess!" she exclaimed, already ascending the hive's stairs. "Next time I'll remember to bring supplies to remedy this! Or just chuck all of this stink out the window. That might be the more suitable option!" Actually, that wasn't entirely true, despite the webs and occasional broken 8 balls. It smelled like Vriska and guile and deceit, at least to her heightened sense of smell.
"Ugh!!!" It was as she reached the top of the stairs that Terezi stopped, swatting at the air in front of her face, and then yanked off her glasses to rub them against her shirt. "I should have known, I'm going to be covered in these by the time I find sufficient evidence, thanks to your weird idea of interior decorating!!" She glowered, brushing more of the demolished web out of her hair before she continued on to the hive's upper level at a quick stride.
arachnidsGrip - October 30, 2011 09:23 PM (GMT)
Vriska could only smirk as she saw Terezi struggle to stay free of cobwebs as she strode up the stairs. No matter how hard she tried to be intimidating, the illusion just faded away with every shake of the cane and swipe of the hand attempting to clear the webbing. My hive is fine! I don't need anyone to clean it. Especially not you!" Vriska retorted, Besides, I thought you were supposed to be a biiiiiiiig scary legislacerator, not a maid."
As she followed Terezi up the stairs, Vriska's brow furrowed, the troll deep in thought. Terezi was obviously there for a reason. She'd known that since she first opened the door. The tricky part was going to be finding out exactly what that reason was, before anything...unfortunate happened. After all, Terezi must surely be acting, using a cover to hide her true intentions.
On second thought, maybe not. As eccentric as she is, it would be very unlike Terezi to use a facade to achieve her goals. Maybe she really does think that Vriska is guilty of another crime. Whatever, the time for confrontation would come soon enough.
"Since you're so insistent on not leaving, I had a couple of questions to ask you. How's dear Taaaaaaaavros been? Has Pupa finally worked up the guys to fly yet?" she asked with a wide grin on her face. If Terezi was going to act stubborn and mysterious, Vriska could sure as hell bring out the huge bitch card.
Game on Terezi, game on.
gallowsCalibrator - November 24, 2011 06:21 AM (GMT)
Terezi turned to glare at Vriska, again all business. She could not have any tolerance for idle conversation. That was not how legislaceration worked. "Don't you talk to him yourself? Why not ask?" As many sweeps as she had known Vriska, she knew conniving intentions when she heard them. But then without her mind control, she would be all too transparent. Saying no more of Tavros, she gave her cane another wide swipe, its end coming just short of Vriska's nose. "Hehe, oops! If you follow me this closely--as though you're afraid I'll find something incriminating!--you may find it used against you in the courtblock! Veeery suspicious..."
Terezi turned to head in the other direction, traveling that next corridor of Vriska's extravagant hive. This time she didn't even bother to use the cane. It wasn't as though it served any other function but to slash apart spiderwebs for the time being, and she lifted it once again to hold at her back, giving it an occasional spin between her hands. She stopped after covering several yards, turning to face a door. "Well? What might you be keeping in here, Serket???" Terezi reached out to try the doorknob. It was open, and she pushed it in a fraction... then proceeded to send a hard kick for the door to slam it open with a noisy bang against the inside wall. It was purely for dramatic effect.