Super Smash Quest - Story - Chapter 62: Time for Scenes from a Couch
Date: July 13th & 14th 2004.
Trivia: I was still playing Clarinet during this era. That was not to last much longer, as 7 o'clock was prime SSQ time... and I wasn't much into Clarinet as a serious thing, either.
Trivia 2: Hydro says 'Hmm...' at least 15 times. Why? ...I dunno, but it's REALLY annoying.
Metal Man (GM): *FLASHBACK.* It's the old stadium. Pat (from SSS) has gone out on a walk for some weird reason. He notices something shiny in the road.
Pat: "Ooh, shiny!"
Metal Man (GM): It's a weird cube.
Pat: "Hmm. It appears to be a weird cube."
Metal Man (GM): Anyways, he heard somewhere that these cubes are some sort of alien technology. Wolfman disavowed their existence, but now he's face-to face with one. And, of course, it's natural that he wants to pick it up.
Pat: "Hmm. I must pick up this shiny cube." *picks up the cube.*
Metal Man (GM): *WARP* The cube flashes, nearly blinding Pat with blue light. He's now surrounded by trippy blue energy. It is infinitely large.
Metal Man (GM): *FLASH* Warp about 2 years, maybe 3 into the future. Hydro is, for some reason, walking down a street in Toad Town. He's always found it strange that he was the only human for miles... Suddenly, a huge blue vortex opens up, and tosses Pat out.
Hydro: "Hmm... man... this is creepy... WHAT THE?!"
Pat: "Hello. Who are you?"
Hydro: "... My name is Hydro. And you are?"
Pat: "I am Pat. And I don't appear to be where I was two minutes ago."
Hydro: "...Hmm... and that was?"
Hydro: "This is Toad Town so..."
Metal Man (GM): Pat was RIGHT outside the stadium last time he checked.
Pat: "Right... I was RIGHT outside the stadium last I checked."
Hydro: "hmm... Stadium... Stadium.."
Pat: "The Super Smash Stadium?"
Hydro: "You mean the Old Battle Ax... I mean the Old Stadium?"
Pat: "That one over there." *points.*
Hydro looks. "Hmm..."
Metal Man (GM): Pat points at a building that Hydro thinks is supposedly some sort of top secret government agency. All who enter that area are never seen again, to his knowledge.
Metal Man (GM): Some silly people also claim it's haunted.
Hydro: "Isn't that the old Government building that people keep disappearing at?"
Pat: "Silly people claim it's haunted."
Hydro: "Yeah so I've heard."
Pat: "Yeah, the one silly people claim is haunted. Wanna go?"
Hydro: "My Dad went over there once..I never saw him again.."
Pat: "What did he look like?"
Hydro: "Yes! ...I want to find my dad... hopefully... let's see..."
Metal Man (GM): There's a broken up street leading to the stadium.
Hydro: "About my size... brown hair... blue eyes. And carrying a Bow and a Quiver Full of Arrows."
Pat: "Wait... ... Wait... Wait... um..."
Hydro: "What? ..."
Pat: "...Nope. Never seen him."
Metal Man (GM): Aribar's outside, and he sees two weirdos nearby talking about the stadium, claiming it's haunted.
Hydro's leg starts twitching in the air.
Metal Man (GM): ...One of them looks like Pat. The guy who Aribar may have seen once, then never saw again.
Pat: "Anyway, there appears to be some sort of broken up road from here to the Stadium. Care to traverse the broken road?"
Hydro: "Hmm... Let's."
Hydro follows him while looking up at the sky and seeing how dark it is as the Lamp posts glow with a mild shine "Hmm... odd night ain't it? ..."
Metal Man (GM): Pat sees a one-armed man near the building. *WOOOOooooOOOooooOOO!*
Aribar blinks and listens to them a bit.
Metal Man (GM): They're coming towards Aribar.
Pat: "My god! It's a one-armed man!"
Aribar: "Uh... Hi... Wait..." *He squints at Pat.*
Hydro: "Oh My gosh!"
Aribar: "Is... Is that you, Pat?"
Pat: "And he appears to be a Schizophreniz!"
Pat: "Wait... Aribar?"
Hydro: "Aribar?! ... Who the?!"
Aribar: "I thought you died and went boom! Just like me half the time..." -_-'
Hydro stands there, confused. "What is going on?!"
Metal Man (GM): Hydro thinks Aribar looks like his father.
Hydro: "...wait a second... Aribar..."
Pat ignores Hydro.
Hydro: "That was my dad's name..."
Pat: "Aribar? What's going on?"
Hydro: "...Brown hair..."
Hydro goes up towards Aribar. "Blue eyes..."
Aribar: "Uhh... Hi kid..."
Hydro: "Bow... and a empty Quiver... DAD!!!" *hugs Aribar.*
Aribar doesn't have a bow and quiver.
Pat: "Aribar, I never knew you were a daddy."
Aribar: "Gah!! I'm not! I'm only 15!!"
Metal Man comes out. He looks like a large ogre or something.
Hydro opens his eyes and realizes he is only 15.
Pat turns around five times.
Aribar: "HELP! THE EVIL CAT GIRLS HAVE TURNED INTO LITTLE BOYS!"
Hydro: "WHAT THE?!"
Metal Man: "...Well, it's nice to know Pat wasn't exploded."
Hydro: "...sorry about that..."
Metal Man: "Hi Pat."
Hydro: "I got confused there..."
Pat: "What the hell is going on? Why is the road I was walking down suddenly broken up?"
Metal Man: "Well, it was put down long ago, before Toad Town went this close to the stadium."
Pat: "Wait... Toad Town? What? Huh?"
Metal Man: "Exactly."
Pat: "WHAT THE HELL HAPPENED?"
Aribar backs away from Hydro and heads over to Metal... Metal=Safety from scaries.
Hydro is confused beyond belief.
Metal Man: "I dunno. Anyways, was Wolfman around last time you checked?"
Pat: "Yes, he's around... I think..."
Hydro: "Stadium? I was told this was a Government building."
Pat continually ignores Hydro's confusion.
Metal Man: "Government?" *laughs.*
Pat: "We have a government?"
Hydro: "That's what I was taught in school..."
Metal Man: "Well, Wolfman turned into VG."
Pat: "Wait. Wasn't he VG before Wolfman?"
Aribar: "Schools tell lies."
Metal Man: "...Yeah."
Hydro: "Ah I see."
Metal Man: "I didn't know that too much, myself."
Pat: "What the hell are you saying, I traveled through time?"
Aribar: "Ug... I hate time travel... Good to see yer still alive after it, though."
Metal Man: "Well, let's see."
Metal Man: "I don't know."
Pat: "... How are we supposed to see if you don't know how?"
Metal Man: "...Well, the warp room reported time inconsistencies shortly before you walked up."
Hydro is still confused.
Pat: "...Damn shiny cubes."
Hydro: "...Hmm... Metal?"
Metal Man: "...A cube? Yes... mysterious bystander?"
Pat: "Yeah. I was walking, and I saw something shiny. So I walked over, and it was a cube."
Hydro: "Have you seen a man about my size with brown hair blue eyes, with a bow and a full Quiver of arrows?"
Pat: "Naturally, I picked it up without any consideration for what it might be."
Aribar: "Uhhh... Do you know his name?"
Hydro: "I don't remember..."
Metal Man: "...I haven't seen anyone like that."
Aribar: "Ah... Well, maybe... What is your name?"
Pat: "Then I saw some shiny blue stuff for about 2 minutes, and appeared down the road."
Hydro: "I'm Hydro. Sorry for not introducing myself."
Metal Man: "Ah. That shininess confirms my suspicions. Hi, Hydro."
Metal Man: "...So then, Pat, should I show you your old room?"
Pat: "It's not moldy, is it?"
Pat: "... Hey..."
Metal Man: "...No... although... nah. I probably shouldn't tell you about... it."
Pat: "Who's been feeding Billy? Right."
Metal Man: "...Well, someone fed him, but there's the... other... thing."
Aribar: "Uhh... You mean the Billy that was good with a slice of lemon?"
Aribar: "Just kidding!"
Pat: "I will kill you all. What other thing, Metal?"
Metal Man: "...Uhhhh."
Aribar eeps and backs up a few steps.
Metal Man: "The thing that stashed alcohol and weapons in your room."
Hydro hears something happening in town as he listens.
Pat: "Is that all?"
Hydro: "What the? ..."
Metal Man: "Yes."
Hydro looks towards town and it is in smoke.
Aribar: "You mean Panzer?"
Hydro: "WHAT THE HECK?!"
Metal Man: "Yes. And, follow me."
Metal Man walks inside.
Pat follows Metal.
Hydro runs towards town.
Aribar follows Metal.
Metal Man (GM): The town is okay. This is not the town that exploded.
Hydro: "Hmm..." *rubs eyes.* "DANG IT MY EYES ARE PLAYING TRICKS ON ME AGAIN!" *follows to the inside.*
Metal Man: "Do you want to see VG?"
Pat: "I guess..."
Metal Man: "This way." *leads Pat into the medical ward.*
Metal Man (GM): There, VG is resting. He only looks slightly bruised.
Hydro catches up and asks: "What is VG?"
Aribar: "He used to be our leader..."
Pat: "Uh... hi, VG."
VG: "...Who's that? A new recruit?" *looks at Pat.* "He's perfect! He's outstanding! He's even better than Pat! I wish there was 10 of you! You're hired!"
Pat: "... I hate you, VG."
Metal Man: "Wow. I didn't know you'd fall for that trick."
Hydro steps away from Pat.
Metal Man: "He isn't actually awake."
Pat: "Oh. Then he hasn't become a jerk?"
Aribar blinks. "Well, you are better than Pat, Pat..."
Metal Man: "No... however, when the Quester Hunters exploded... he kinda became jerky. Like, beef jerky."
Hydro: "Mm. I'm Hungry... where is some food?.." ^_^
Metal Man: "...Except he's a mushroom. Errr. Well, I was almost exploded too."
Pat: "You'll have to explain some stuff."
Metal Man: "In the cafeteria." *points to a room full of things like spaghetti. Mario is eating lots of said spaghetti.* "Probably a lot of stuff."
Hydro: "Hmm... ok Thanks." *Heads off to the Cafeteria.*
Metal Man: "Now, of course, your room."
Pat follows Metal.
Metal Man: "I think I can clean out that mess Panzer put in there, but it's still gonna be dusty."
Aribar follows just for the heck of it...
Pat: "But I like guns and alcohol."
Metal Man goes to the long hallway of Quester rooms, and opens Pat's... well... not really. "...I lost the key to this a while ago."
Pat: "I have a key. I think."
Metal Man: "You use that."
Metal Man (GM): Pat does have the key.
Pat: "Actually, I remember now... Er... Metal, I actually went on a walk because I locked myself out of my room... the key is inside."
Metal Man: "...Ah. Then I'll have to do this." *Opens the door with a credit card.*
Aribar: "... ."
Metal Man turns on the lamps, revealing Pat's room. and his fish, which happens to be perfectly fine.
Aribar smacks Metal on the back of the head for breaking and entering before saying, "Whose was that?"
Metal Man: "That credit card? VG's. Since I've never used one."
Aribar: "... "
Metal Man: "Don't worry, I'm not a thief."
Pat: "Ah, Billy. I see that auto feed has done its job... but why are your eyes so big?"
Metal Man (GM): Pat would notice that there is a large pile of junk in one of the corners.
Hydro walks around the building after eating with Mario and fighting for a bowl of Spaghetti with Mustard on it. (I do like mustard on my Spaghetti ^_^)
Pat notices that there is a large pile of junk in one of the corners. "Why is there a large pile of junk in one of the corners?"
Metal Man: "Because Panzer stuck it there."
Pat: "Where is Panzer?"
Metal Man: "...Gone. She disappeared."
Pat: "Oh. So I can't kill her?"
Metal Man: "Indeed."
Metal Man: "She may already be dead, if that's good enough."
Pat: "Well, SOMEBODY better get this stuff out of my room..."
Hydro walks by Pat's room.
Metal Man: "Like I said. Some Toads will clean it up soon enough."
Metal Man: "Oh, yeah. VG also made a note just in case you returned."
Pat: "Oh yeah? Where at?"
Metal Man gives Pat a really, really, really old note.
Pat grabs hold of the moldy note and read sit. *reads it.
Metal Man (GM): The contents are as follows. 'Dear Pat. If you are reading this, you have come back. That is good. However, I am afraid several changes have occurred since you left.'
Metal Man (GM): 'You are the only one who has moves that predate Slytock. ...This makes you both highly powerful and highly weak. If anyone finds Slytock again, it could easily kill you.'
Metal Man (GM): 'However, in the meantime, you have the strongest Melee moves of anyone... besides me. Your room has probably already been taken care of. However, there is something you should see. In your desk, the second drawer. I have the cube that we found near where we last saw you. ...It has strange powers, but please accept it as a gift.'
Pat: "No way! I'm burning the damned shiny cube."
Metal Man (GM): 'That's about it. I'm getting ready to fight the Quester hunters now. Hope to see you again. Wolfman/VG (Super Smash Quest Administrator)'
Metal Man: "And there you go. So, you really want to burn that cube?"
Hydro walks by Pa'ts room again.
Metal Man: "Okay... you might want to look at it first." *chuckles.* "Hi Hydro. What do you think of the HQ?"
Pat: "Last time I looked at it, I got sent forward in time. TWO YEARS."
Hydro walks back. "Huh? Oh it's nice!"
Aribar: "Maybe you'll be sent back in time two-hundred years."
Hydro: "Oh look a Temporal Cube! they taught me about those in school..."
Metal Man: "Well, let me see." *opens the drawer, revealing a red cube.*
Metal Man pokes it. Nothing happens.
Metal Man: "...Well, this cube is pretty safe looking." *starts juggling it.*
Hydro: "No, the only way you can activate it is if you think about a time period. at least that's MY hypothesis. which got a B+ so..." ^_^
Aribar: "So Pat was thinking about two years in the future?"
Hydro: "Most likely..."
Pat: "Well, why don't you pick it up and think about the Jurassic Period, Hydro?"
Hydro: "But there are other ways to activate it."
Aribar: "Then that means I could return home... Bah! Too much technology... I don't trust it..."
Pat: "I don't know why I'd be thinking about two years in the future.."
Metal Man: "This here is a flame cube." *RPG-Esque Tutorial.*
Metal Man: "You stick these things in your weapons, and your weapons can shoot fire."
Aribar unsheathes his short sword.* "May I try?"
Metal Man sticks it in his gun, and shoots the cubes. His shot is on fire. It burns away the junk.
Hydro: "That could be why I got a D- in Cube-determining... heh..."
Aribar: "Oooor not..." *Ari sheaths the sword.*
Pat: "But I got rid of my old Sword. The cube is useless to me."
Metal Man: "...What is your weapon now?"
Pat: "I was trying to learn Martial Arts..."
Hydro: "what is this old stadium about anyway?"
Aribar: "You could always stick it in yer eye or something..."
Aribar looks at Hydro. "We're here to defend all the worlds out there. Mobius... Hyrule... That evil pokemon place..."
Hydro: "Ah... hmm... I've read about Hyrule but... the others..."
Metal Man: "...Martial Arts, eh?"
Pat: "Yeah, I'm trying to become a Martial Artist."
Metal Man: "Well, we're makin' some neat gloves for these things."
Hydro: "we're going to research Mobius next..and I burned my Pokémon research book... because it got severely retarded."
Metal Man: "They don't interfere with punching, and still give you flaming punches."
Pat: "That's sweet."
Aribar looks at Hydro and shrugs. "Well... You may regret it."
Hydro: "Lol I already learned about the first 250 then it got stupid after that... so..."
Pat: "Where might I find these gloves?"
Hydro: "Also... may I join this guys? ...I've read about the Stadium's past... and it seems VERY interesting..."
Metal Man: "Uhhh... Game and Watch's shop."
Pat: "How much is it?"
Metal Man: "Let's see..."
Hydro: "Mr and Mrs.Game and Watch shop?! oh man that is a AWESOME store! well... after the divorce it's been Mr. Game and Watch's Shop..."
Aribar: "There is no Mrs... I hope."
Metal Man: "..." *stares at Hydro like he has a third eye.*
Pat: "I thought you'd never been to the Stadium, Hydro."
Hydro: "I haven't."
Pat: "The shop is HERE..."
Hydro: "I've read about it... and was told it was a government building. and only... what the... good... point..." *becomes confused... whoa... He nearly falls. light headed...*
Pat: "Um... Right. I need to check how much money I had..."
Metal Man: "Just stop drinking the green water that is in the stream nearby."
Pat looks in a drawer.
Hydro: "...Yeah I was wandering why it was green..."
Metal Man: "...Oh yeah. The glove isn't out yet."
Pat: "Curses. They aren't out yet? Damn."
Metal Man: "Yeah... maybe tomorrow."
Hydro: "Hmm... ok, Thanks."
Metal Man: "Anything else I can do for you?"
Hydro: "Hmm... anything like Bows and Arrows?"
Pat: "Eh... who's all working here now?"
Metal Man: "Well, everyone's the same, except VG made me leader. ...Oh, yeah. Oak no longer deals with melee moves. He deals with weapons."
Aribar: "The staff has changed a bit. Some people went, some people came in... Some people went berserk..."
Metal Man: "Oh. You mean THAT staff."
Metal Man: "Yeah. Phantom went berserk and had to be exterminated. Then he came back from the dead recently to attack us."
Hydro: "Also... I saw this one room... it looked weird... it said... Holo... something..."
Aribar: "The holoroom."
Hydro: "Holo-room... holo-field... that's it..."
Aribar: "You can train there and such."
Hydro: "I started it up... and I saw this half naked woman... and there was a poll...it said Aribar was running it last... or was that Ariba?... hm... m..."
Hydro: "Well the poll was a voting booth... and the lady had a Flag bikini... with Stars and Strips..or something... oddest program I've ever seen..."
Aribar: "That makes no sense... Who would want to look at a half-naked woman anyways?"
Metal Man: "...Hydro. I told you, stop eating the round green poison bars."
Hydro: "Hmm... I didn't think it was green..I thought it was turquoise..."
Hydro is light headed again. He is dizzy beyond belief. Wheeee room is spinning... @_@
Metal Man: "Anyways... do you remember what melee moves you knew?"
Pat: "Uh... Final Cutter and Falcon Kick... And something about a shell."
Metal Man: "Ah. Well, we can try those out another day. I have to file some paperwork."
Hydro: "How do you learn Melee moves? ...at school they never teach you fighting..."
Metal Man walks off. Meanwhile, toads dust off Pat's room. "Oh, yeah. Melee moves are no longer taught."
Aribar: "I remember my Wood Blast Barrage... Luigi sure taught me a good one..." *He looks towards Pat.* "You're lucky."
Hydro: "Hmm... Hmm..."
Aribar exits the room and gets some supper.
Hydro walks around again. He walks towards the Holoroom to get a better view of it.
Metal Man (GM): Things fade out from there. The next day... everyone's in R&R, or just a room to relax and rest or something. There's TVs, a minibar, a patio, whatever they need. There's also a couch that's been roped off for a looooong time. Aribar would identify it as Sky's couch.
Razor sits at the bar, leaning atop it, cradling a small glass in his arms.
Aribar stays away from the couch. He's at the bar drinking a nice tall glass of... Lemonade.
Metal Man (GM): Then, suddenly, the couch starts ringing.
Hydro is sitting on the couch watching TV.
Alex would be shooting pool once more at the pool table, currently knocked the 7 ball into the corner pocket.
Hydro: *is sitting.* "What the?!"
Hydro gets off the couch fast. WHAT THE?!
Alex: "...calm down."
Metal Man (GM): It's the one that's roped off.
Alex turns to the couch, arching an eyebrow at it.
Razor quickly downs the golden liquid in his glass and turns his head towards the couch as well.
Aribar looks over his shoulder. "I remember that couch... I thought we got rid of it..."
Hydro looks at the couch oddly. "You have your butt vibrate with that stupid thing... it was... an odd sensation... "
Metal Man (GM): Aribar see a plaque that says 'fished out of Dracula's dumpster.'
Aribar remembers... And then wonders when the last time they fed it.
Metal Man (GM): It's ringing really loudly now.
Hydro: "MY EARS ARE RINGING! ...wait that's the couch..."
Alex slowly moves over to the couch, stepping over the rope. He... well, he kicks it.
Razor: "Someone shut that thing up..."
Metal Man (GM): The couch twitches.
Hydro: "...anyone got a shotgun?! ...Let's shoot it! ..." O_o
Alex hesitates, then kicks it again, harder.
Hydro ts starting to freak out. "Did it just move?!"
Aribar: "... Who fed it a telephone?"
Metal Man (GM): Alex finds a weird ringing radio.
Hydro: "It eats things?..."
Alex goes to take it out then.
Metal Man (GM): Alex's hand is stuck in the couch. ...It's sinking...
Alex: "Son of a..."
Hydro sees Alex and freaks. "ALEX!!!!"
Alex tries to pull his hand back out.
Hydro Runs over to Alex to help him.
Aribar chuckles... And then realizes... "Oh no! Now it has tasted blood! Run!"
Razor: "Someone pull him out of there..." He says as he slowly stands up from the bar and walks over to the others.
Hydro helps pulls Alex out.
Aribar stays where he is.
Metal Man (GM): Hydro pulls it out, with the phone.
Razor: "Give that to Aribar..."
Alex: "Piece of junk... thanks..." Tries to answer the stupid thing "...hello?"
Hydro: *Covering his ears.* "ANSWER IT PLEASE!"
???: "Hello. Is this Metal Man?"
Hydro: "You're Welcome."
Metal Man (GM): It's a strange metallic voice, and sounds like a radio transmission.
???: "Hello? Hello? What took you so long to pick up?"
Alex: "No, this isn't Metal Man. I can find him, though. Hold on."
Hydro walks over towards the TV and turns it off.
???: "...Nevermind. Who are you?"
Alex: "Well, the phone was stuck in a couch..."
???: "...That is where it is supposed to be! ...Errr... who are you?"
Alex: "...riiiiight. I'm Alex Gorvan, Quester."
???: "Quester? How did a stinking Quester get this line?"
Alex: "...the couch in question was in the R&R room for the Questers."
???: "...But he said you were destroyed..."
Alex: "Who said?"
???: "Metal, of course."
Razor looks to Alex. "Who is it?"
Alex: "Well, apparently we aren't, seeing as we're all right here. Who is this?"
Smithy: "Why it's Smithy. Who else did you think I was? That stupid lizard? The moron with no hair?"
Alex: "...ohhh, so YOUR Smithy..."
Metal Man (GM): Smithy laughs evilly.
Aribar blinks and walks over. . He whispers, "The call must have been intended for Dracula, I guess."
Smithy: "Metal Man was made to destroy you all. And he hasn't done it... WORTHLESS TOASTER!!!"
Alex: "...toaster, right."
Aribar looks at Metal "Is this true?! You're... You're..."
Aribar: "A toaster?!"
Metal Man walks in.
Alex: "I'm not surprised..."
Metal Man: "...What are you doing with my secret phone?"
Alex: "It's was annoying us with it's loud ringing."
Metal Man: "Worthless couch! You were supposed to eat anyone who tried that! ...Who says I'm a toaster?"
Alex: "Your a toaster, Metal? Smithy does."
Metal Man: "You're a toaster. Not me."
Alex holds up the radio.
Metal Man: "...Smithy? What is that dolt doing talking to you?"
Smithy: "What dolt Quester talks to me?"
Aribar: "... Alex did it!"
Alex: "I told you, my name is Alex. Gorvan. I'm a Quester."
Smithy: "Alex Gorvan. You shall be visited by death! And bad luck! Now, good bye... forever! MWAHAHAHAAHAHAHA" -hangs up-
Metal Man (GM): The radio then explodes on Alex, charring him anime style.
Alex: "..." *cough.* "... I think you'll be needing a new secret phone, Metal."
Metal Man: "...I shoulda told you about that sometime before Smithy started his master idiot plan."
Hydro: "You ok Alex?" *As he walks over towards Alex.*
Alex: "I'm fine, I'm fine..." *pushes Hydro away and walks over to Metal, folding his arms across is chest.*
Hydro: "..." *hits the wall.*
Alex: "...so, you were made to destroy us, huh?"
Metal Man: "Well, that was fun. Let's go talk about something else!"
Alex: "Nuh uh, we're talking about this here and now."
Metal Man: "You really want to know?"
Alex: "Yes, I really want to know."
Alex slowly lets his hand linger near his jacket, where his buster is kept.
Metal Man: "Do you really REALLY want to know?"
Alex: "Obviously. Now, tell me before I start shooting."
Aribar: "Yes, yes, yes, yes, no, yes!"
Hydro goes to the restroom.
Metal Man: "...You couldn't hit me if you tried. Anyways..." *points at Alex.* "I was made by Smithy to destroy all of you. It was a big component of his overly strange plans that are only occurring now. Now, you're all wondering why I haven't turned on you. Well, it's due to the amount of electricity-Oh... my... god... When I traded moves with Skyhigh, I must have transferred my program to Skyhigh's brain!"
Aribar: "Is that good or bad?"
Aribar: "Well, I mean he's DEAD, but still..."
Metal Man: "...Well, if he's alive, he'll probably try to hunt all of us down and destroy us one by one."
Alex: "...you're saying that now... SKYHIGH is going to try and kill us?"
Razor chuckles and leans back against a nearby wall. He'd seen his share of the like... he himself had once turned on his allies... but this is much more interesting. "Heh..."
Metal Man: "...Yeah. But not before trying to join as a new Quester. Anyways. That darn fighter remote shocked me good."
Alex: "...but... it's... it's Skyhigh! Skyhigh isn't going to be a challenge at all. Any of us could take him with one behind our backs."
Metal Man: "The resulting information exchange gave me personalities and info from many fighters. It also shoved my program into the back of my mind."
Aribar: "One what, Alex?"
Metal Man: "That move trade with Sky gave him my program."
Alex: "One arm."
Metal Man: "Smithy has called me all the time across the years."
Aribar: "That would be hard for me, Alex..."
Alex: "...sorry, Ari."
Metal Man: "I have fed him a long line of misinformation."
Aribar: "Don't worry. I'll get you back when you least suspect it!" ^_^
Metal Man: "Anyways. ...Skyhigh can be ANYWHERE. Highly dangerous, and heavily armed. ...And highly stupid."
Metal Man (GM): *SMASH.*
Skyhigh flies in through a window. "Am I too late?"
Metal Man (GM): He's in the same outfit, except now Smithy mounted guns and junk on it.
Alex: "...no, you're right on time."
Skyhigh: "Good. I shall vaporize you all!"
Alex: "I highly doubt that. Shall we, gentlemen?"
Metal Man (GM): Skyhigh sprays Aribar with vapor... that has absolutely no effect.
Aribar: "Oh no. I'm dying..."
Skyhigh: "Hah hah hah! Just kidding. I'm gonna blow you to bits!"
Metal Man (GM): Skyhigh pulls out a bazooka.
Razor: "Wait a second... have I seen this Kindergarten reject before?" He lifts his right hand towards him, gloved hand palm open.
Aribar: "Look! A coin!" *Throws one out the window.*
Skyhigh: "It's a bomb! DIE COIN!"
Metal Man (GM): He launches a rocket at it. *BOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOM.*
Alex draws his buster and blasts him while his back is turned.
Skyhigh: "Now then, what the-OW!"
Aribar: "... So he has grown a bit smarter than before..."
Hydro comes out of the Restroom to where the guys are. "What the?! What's going on guys?!"
Metal Man (GM): Skyhigh dodges. Pat hear an explosion downstairs. Hydro runs down, seeing a madman with a rocket launcher.
Alex: "...holy crap... he dodged my shot..."
Metal Man (GM): It's Skyhigh.
Razor squeezes his hand into a tight fist, locking on and firing three laser blasts.
Skyhigh: "Now, your turn to die, scum! Shadow Ball OMEGA!"
Pat: "My god! It's a Madman with a Rocket Launcher!"
Metal Man (GM): Alex takes damage.
Hydro: "What's going on guys?!"
Skyhigh: "Hah hah hah hah hah hah."
Metal Man (GM): Skyhigh dodges Razor's attack.
Alex goes flying, smacking into a wall. He's already almost dead.
Skyhigh: "What are you, a winner?"
Metal Man shoots at Sky's head.
Alex: "Okay... that sucked..."
Aribar unsheathes his sword... "This might be bad."
Metal Man (GM): *CRITICAL HIT!*
Metal Man (GM): Skyhigh's helmet is shot off.
Skyhigh: "You damaged my beautiful helmet!"
Aribar: "AAAAAAAH! ELTON JOHN!"
Metal Man (GM): His face looks like Elton John, except now with flaming red hair!
Alex slowly gets to his feet, having been slammed a good one in the chest.
Aribar: "IT BURNS!! IT BURNS!!"
Hydro: "Oh... my... Gosh..."
Skyhigh: "...You die next."
Hydro: "MY EYES!!!!"
Aribar: "Die!" *He attempts to stab Skyhigh's face.*
Metal Man (GM): *STAB.* Aribar knocks off... his EJ mask.
Hydro takes out his Metal Rod.
Pat ...um... readies fists?
Metal Man (GM): His face is actually like Brad Pitt's, except with red hair.
Hydro: "... meh..." *Charges with his Metal Rod ready.*
Aribar: "It burns..."
Hydro: "I severely doubt that's his face!"
Skyhigh: "I'll burn YOU!"
Metal Man (GM): Skyhigh unleashes Falcon Punch at Aribar.
Metal Man (GM): Skyhigh falls on his face. *KAPLOOK.*
Aribar blinks... And stands still. "THAT is why Falcon Punch sucks, folks."
Hydro starts trying to beat on him with his Metal Rod.
Skyhigh: "You can't defeat me! I'm Skyhigh! Heheheheheheeheeheheee heee hee!"
Aribar: "YAH!" *He attacks the ebil pink... Err... Red hair.*
Hydro: "Yeah, because you're as high as the sky."
Metal Man (GM): Skyhigh leaps over the attack.
Pat tries to Punch him in the... Stomach. "I have +4 str..."
Metal Man: "DIE!" *Shoots at Skyhigh.*
Skyhigh is hit in the shoulder. "Owie!"
Metal Man (GM): Sky is bonked in the noggin by a large, blunt rod.
Skyhigh: "My beautiful beautiful face!"
Hydro: "It ain't beautiful... more repulsive now... heh."
Razor jumps into the air, his wings erupting from his back and allowing him a bit of a higher vantage point as he locks on and fires again.
Metal Man (GM): No hits.
Skyhigh: "I'll teach you all a little trick!"
Hydro: "Uh... oh... "
Aribar: "How to blink and breath at the same time?"
Hydro: "I have a bad feeling about this..." *Has a bad feeling about this.*
Metal Man (GM): Skyhigh leaps over Hydro, and morphs into a stone. Ouch. He turns into a Gordo. Hit.
Hydro: "Oh man..."
Metal Man (GM): Hydro is knocked out.
Pat screams. "Nooooooooo~!"
Skyhigh: "Don't make me try my special move again!"
Aribar: "You're special alright... "
Metal Man (GM): Skyhigh fires a rocket at Razor.
Metal Man (GM): *WIFF.* It flies into a wall and explodes.
Aribar attempts an uppercut at Sky.
Metal Man (GM): Hit. Sky's armor is broken. He busts out of it, revealing his more smooth and modern armor on the inside.
Skyhigh: "No more joking today!"
Metal Man shoots Sky 3 times.
Razor: "...I swear this guy's like one of those little Russian toys..."
Metal Man (GM): *BAM BAM.* He takes two more hits.
Skyhigh: "Ow! Stop that!"
Razor moves to the side, clenching his fist again, sending out another barrage of blasts.
Metal Man (GM): 2 hits. Ouch.
Skyhigh: "Those things hurt! You die next!"
Pat: *Punching him in the chest.*
Razor motions with his hand. "Bring it on..."
Metal Man (GM): Pat misses.
Skyhigh: "Close one, Mr. Pat!"
Metal Man (GM): Skyhigh looks kinda busted.
Aribar attempts another slice...
Metal Man (GM): Ari misses.
Skyhigh: "Now, taste your doom!"
Metal Man (GM): Skyhigh runs up to Razor and hits him with judgment hammer. ...And sets the wall on fire.
Razor laughs down at Skyhigh as he runs underneath him... since he's flying... heh...
Metal Man shoots Skyhigh again.
Metal Man (GM): *CRIT HIT.*
Razor chuckles and smiles down at Skyhigh before unleashing death from above!
Metal Man (GM): 1 hit.
Pat goes for the groin. Whoohoo!
Metal Man (GM): Pat KOs Skyhigh.
Hydro laying there unconscious.
Skyhigh: "AGH!" *falls over.*
Razor chuckles maniacally.
Metal Man (GM): A toad comes over and revives Hydro.
Hydro wakes up.
Metal Man: "...Well... there he is."
Aribar: "... Remind me never to make you mad, Pat..."
Hydro: "Oh now you revive me... heh..."
Pat: "Can I drink his blood?"
Metal Man kicks the body.
Aribar walks over to Sky and attempts to cut his hair off.
Hydro knocks the Toad with his Metal Rod.
Metal Man: "...It might infect you with his stupidity..."
Hydro: "That's for not being here sooner."
Razor: "Why... don't we just feed him to the couch?"
Metal Man (GM): Aribar cuts off his red hair.
Hydro: "Man my head hurts..." *goes and cures the little toad he knocked over.* "Hmm... hey Metal?"
Metal Man: "Yes?"
Hydro: "May I operate on him and take some of his organs as a souvenir?"
Aribar: "Hrm..." *He attempts to see if there were any more masks on Skyhigh.*
Metal Man (GM): Aribar sees that was his real face.
Aribar shudders and backs off.
Hydro: "So may I Metal? It would also confirm his death." :)
Metal Man: "He might be useful."
Razor walks over to him, reaches down and lifts him from the ground by one ankle. "Yeah... let's just chuck him in the brig..."
Metal Man: "You do that."
Hydro: *Kicks Skyhigh* "That's for turning into a rock and crushing me!"
Metal Man (GM): Pat steal his wallet. 1200 coins for him!
Metal Man (GM): Hydro steals one of his boots.
Razor looks him over as he drags him along the ground.
Metal Man (GM): ...His foot is shriveled and green! EWWWW!
Aribar looks for any move giving items... Or some radio thing.
Metal Man (GM): Razor finds Skyhigh's badge.
Razor reads said badge and continues with the dragging.
Metal Man (GM): 'Skyhigh, lieutenant commander of Fallen Questers.' Aribar finds... a cube. A special cube. ...It indicates by the purplish color to contain Shadow Ball.
Razor chucks the badge to Metal and proceeds to drag him along the floor to ze brig.
Metal Man takes the badge.
Metal Man: "...So that's what he does with them..."
Hydro: *Looks at the boot* "I wonder how much this would sell for?..."
Metal Man (GM): Hydro sees that Skyhigh's boot is a boot. Razor gets to the brig.
Aribar takes his sword attempts to put the cube in a slot of the right side of the hilt.
Metal Man (GM): Aribar sticks it in.
Hydro: *starts to head towards the bathroom* "I am gonna go wash this boot I'll be right back."
Razor chucks Skyhigh into the brig and locks it up... forcefield, metal bars, the like.
Metal Man (GM): Aribar resists the cube. However, his sword now is crackling with dark energy. Furthermore, it looks like the sword of Darkness now. Mewtwo pops in.
Aribar: "Ummm... Maybe I shouldn't have put that cube in..." *He mumbles this.*
Mewtwo: "Hello, how are you... WHAT THE?"
Aribar sheaths his sword...
Metal Man (GM): Mewtwo stares at the exploded windows.
Mewtwo: "Who did this?"
Aribar: "Skyhigh did it!"
Hydro walks back in with the boot on his right foot.
Pat points at...
Razor walks back into the room. "Yeah... he's locked up and under guard right now."
Mewtwo: "Yeah right. Skyhigh is dead."
Hydro: "Mewtwo..I read about you..."
Mewtwo: "...Metal wouldn't break windows for no reason..."
Razor: "Nope... not dead... just wishing he was. Pat here kicked him in the bojangles..."
Pat: "Heheh. Bojangles."
Metal Man (GM): He warps to the brig.
Hydro: "HAHA, That's just wrong."
Metal Man (GM): Mewtwo then warps back.
Mewtwo: "...I sense a great evil... emanating from Aribar..."
Hydro: "Meh... Mewtwo and his Teleport move."
Pat: "Aribar is Evil?"
Mewtwo: "Did you steal something off of Skyhigh?"
Aribar: "I am not a thief!"
Hydro: "I doubt Aribar is..."
Pat: "But he wasn't dead."
Mewtwo: "Good. Otherwise, you might be the target of one of Smithy's mind-hexes."
Aribar: "I am sure I can withstand a machine's magic... That is, uh... If I stole something! Which I didn't!"
Mewtwo: "Show me what you stole. Now."
Pat begins to Aim at Aribar.
Hydro: "I have a bad feeling about this..."
Metal Man sneaks off before anyone can mention his past.
Metal Man (GM): Aribar hears Metal leave, knocking a few tables over.
Metal Man: "...Oops!"
Aribar: "Uhh... Metal, where are you going?"
Metal Man: "To my room."
Hydro looks at Metal.
Mewtwo: "...Stop changing the subject. What did you steal, Aribar?"
Razor gives a quick cough. "No no no... you stay here..."
Aribar: "Oh... Weren't you wounded from the fight? Lemme help you to yer roo- Errr... I technically did not steal a thing!"
Mewtwo: "You stole two things?"
Hydro: "Wait a second..."
Aribar: "I borrowed it... So I didn't steal it!"
Mewtwo: "What did you borrow, that was full of pure evil?"
Hydro: "Aribar Borrowing without asking is STEALING."
Mewtwo: "I don't care if you stole it, but it is intensely evil."
Aribar: oO(Think! Think! Oh! I got it!)
Mewtwo: "I know we wouldn't sell anything of that kind."
Aribar: "I stole a lock of Skyhigh's hair... So I could use it in a spell to attempt to make him smarter and good! That must be it... "
Mewtwo: "...His hair is as benign as that large flaming crater. ...What, do you have a hair fetish?"
Hydro: "Aribar Mewtwo may be right..so tell him what you 'Borrowed.'"
Aribar: "No! I already said what I'm using it for! Now goodbye!" *He attempts to leave.*
Pat prepares to kick Ari in the bojangles. "CONFESS, VILE THIEF!"
Aribar: "I'm not a vile thief!"
Hydro: "Aribar tell him!"
Pat takes kicking position. "THEN CONFESS AND YOUR REPUTATION WILL REMAIN RELATIVELY UNTARNISHED!"
Aribar: "I already told you! It was a lock of hair I'll use as a spell component to make skyhigh smart, as well as on our side!"
Metal Man (GM): Aribar's sheath shoots dark sparks.
Metal Man (GM): Aribar is covered in a dark aura. His sword looks like the sword of Darkness.
Aribar blinks... And unsheathes his sword.
Metal Man (GM): Aribar has a strong urge to stab Pat.
Hydro does a Sense Motive on Aribar.
Razor blinks a few times. "Oh hell no..." He quickly lunges forward in an attempt to knock the sword from his hand.
Hydro: "PAT WATCH OUT!"
Metal Man (GM): Hydro senses that Aribar is gonna stab Pat good.
Hydro takes Metal Rod out and tries to knock the sword away from Aribar. "Dang it..."
Metal Man (GM): Aribar's aura deflects the rod.
Pat: "I will kill."
Aribar easily parries Hydro's attack. "There is nothing wrong with me!"
Metal Man (GM): Aribar blocks Razor too.
Pat: "Metal, can I kick him in the groin?"
Hydro: "Aribar I sense a dark Aura around you..."
Aribar's Perfect Field blocks the attack...
Metal Man: "...You found me! AHHHHH!" *hides.*
Pat: "... ..."
Aribar blinks... And lunges forward to stabbinate Pat.
Metal Man (GM): Pat dodges it. Aribar stabs a window.
Mewtwo: "...The darkness is too strong in him!"
Hydro: "You sense it too?"
Aribar: "Leave me be!"
Pat goes to elbow Aribar in the head.
Mewtwo: "...Luckily, all it commands him to do, is to stab Pat."
Metal Man (GM): *BONK.*
Aribar: "What... Was that?"
Hydro: "Mewtwo get Pat outta here!"
Metal Man (GM): Aribar is still entranced. Stab Pat... staaaaab paaaaaat...
Metal Man (GM): Pat is warped to the roof. Aribar are surrounded by a barrier.
Hydro: "Thank you MewTwo."
Aribar: "Dah! Stop this!"
Pat is warped to the roof. "I hate them. "
Mewtwo: "...I'll deal with this."
Metal Man (GM): Mewtwo psychically takes the sword, and with a whole lot of effort, sends the cube out of it.
Hydro: "Ok... just be careful... that dark aura is HUUUGELY powerful."
Metal Man (GM): Aribar is returned to normal.
Aribar: "Gah! Hey!" *He shakes his head and kneels to the floor as he returns to normal...* "Gah... Are you going to give me back my stuff now?"
Metal Man (GM): Pat is warped back tot he others. Aribar get your sword back.
Pat is warped back to the others. Whoo.
Hydro: "I wonder... could that dark Cube converted Skyhigh?"
Razor frowns. "We should destroy it... now."
Mewtwo: "...We can also purify it."
Hydro: "Mewtwo good idea."
Mewtwo: "So that it adds evil powers to attacks WITHOUT controlling the user."
Aribar: "I found it... I can control it in time!"
Hydro: "Sounds good."
Mewtwo: "...Right... though we don't need Pat to have 3 extra breath holes."
Hydro: "..." *gives Mewtwo a weird look.* "You worry me."
Mewtwo: "Now then, I hope you can get along for now." Mewtwo warps out, and Oak comes in.
Pat: "...Breath holes?"
Oak: "Mewtwo told me to take this cube."
Metal Man (GM): Oak picks up the cube with tweezers.
Hydro: "Grr I hate him being Psychic... you never know when he reads our minds..."
Oak: "...Don't worry, it'll be fixed soon enough."
Hydro: "Where is a good ghost to scare him off..."*laughs.*
Metal Man (GM): Oak walks out with the cube in tow. ...Then, the Questers hear an explosion in the brig.
Hydro: "What the?!"
Razor: "...oh damn..."
Aribar hrms and decided that he'll have to have that cube to prove he can handle it's power... He's dealt with thousands of thieves in his time. ...He should... Aribar's thoughts are interrupted by the explosion.
Hydro: "Not good." *Runs to the Brig.*
Metal Man (GM): There's a large hole in the cell wall, in the shape of Skyhigh.
Pat goes to the brig.
Hydro: "OH... MY..GOD..."
Nick Caligo (GM): Sora is already standing there, staring at the hole.
Razor: "...did he... run through the wall?"
Nick Caligo (GM): Yes. You heard me. Sora. Complete with giant key.
Aribar blinks and follows the others slowly, still thinking...
Metal Man (GM): There's a note on it that says in big bold letters.
Hydro runs towards the hole and looks around. "DANG IT!!"
Metal Man (GM): 'SEE YOU LATER, SUCKERS'
Pat: "Must... kill..."
Hydro: "GRR DANG YOU SKYHIGH DANG YOU!!!!!!"
Metal Man (GM): Under it is a scribbly Skyhigh signature.
Razor: "That's it... next time we're feeding him to the couch, end of story."
Hydro: *spits on the note.* "Sounds good to me Razor..."
Pat: "Aye, I hated that couch..."
Sora: "Feeding him to the couch?"
Razor nods. "Yeah... the couch tried to eat Alex..."
Hydro: "Yeah I had to help pull him out of it. evil little couch..."*giggles a little bit.*
Metal Man walks in. "...Yes... the couch I rescued from a dumpster. ...This is all my fault for not telling you earlier. ...Though I still don't know why Smithy would send him on a suicide mission..."
Pat: "Where, might I ask, are you keeping that couch?"
Metal Man: "...Wait... yes, I do. ...The couch is in the living room, roped off. You heard it ring."
Hydro: "Yeah I almost sat on it..."
Nick Caligo (GM): This would be the first time, likely, that anyone has SEEN the Keyblade master other than on television or something. He's older now. Taller. Of course, when he grew into those giant shoes he had to get an even bigger pair. He's in his all-black KH2 uniform now.
Metal Man: "...Oh. Yeah. Who are you?" *points at Sora.*
Hydro: "I was about to ask that... of course I don't know half of the people here."
Sora: "... Metal, you showed me around the Stadium before Mewtwo sent me with Link to Termina, remember?"
Metal Man: "OH, yeah. Just been caught up in all sorts of old junk lately."
Hydro: "Termina... evil stupid clock tower... "
Metal Man: "How'd you get to Termina, Hydro? It IS only in another dimension."
Hydro: "I didn't I read about it in school."
Pat: "You read too much."
Sora: "... You read about giant octopi that shoot rocks at you in school?"
Metal Man: "..." .oO(Good thing this school that leaked illegal secrets was exploded by Smithy)
Aribar just stays silent and sits back in the corner of the brig. He attempts to remember any schedules of Professor Oak.
Hydro: "Yeah those evil purple with green eyes?"
Metal Man: "...At least they didn't teach you about the ones on crack..."
Sora: "Anyway, I'm Sora. Nice to meet all of you!"
Hydro: "...yeah the red eye ones are creepy. Hello I am Hydro." *Shakes Sora's hand.*
Razor gives him a short nod. "Razor. Glad to have you..." He blinks at the key for a moment. "Mmmhmm... I've seen weirder..."
Pat flies to seclusion. Like on the roof or something.
Metal Man: "...I am Metal Man. And, as I just explained, I used to be one of Smithy's minions, until the fighter remote made me good. That's all there is to know... except Skyhigh's brain contains the program that made me evil due to that botched move switch we did long ago."
Hydro: "... T... M... I... Metal..."
Metal Man: "T M I Metal? What?"
Hydro: "Never mind..."
Metal Man: "Anyways, Ari, don't worry about that cube. Smithy just made that one evil. Once it's been repaired, you can be stabbing things with dark energy in no time."
Aribar: "... " *He just stays silent... Except for cursing at all of them in his mind.*
Metal Man: "Anyone up for a good holotraining?"
Hydro: "Aribar you alright? Yeah I am!" ^_^
Sora: "Uh, sure!"
Metal Man: "Okay." *heads to the holo-room.*
Pat returns. "Meh, sure."
Hydro follows Metal.
Nick Caligo (GM): Sora follows Metal, noting what strange sights there are to be seen in this zany, Mario-esque place.
Aribar goes to Oak's lab... He tries to make sure no one follows him.
Razor shrugs and follows.
Metal Man (GM): Everyone reaches the holo rooms.
Aribar enters Oak's lab and wonders if he's currently in.
Metal Man (GM): Oak is currently messing with the cube.
Aribar attempts to quickly hide behind something.
Metal Man (GM): Everyone reaches the holo rooms. Aribar sneaks in, able to spy on Oak.
Oak: "...This thing is just crawling with mind-control elements..."
Aribar looks for something, like a pokeball or potion, to throw and distract Oak.
Metal Man (GM): Oak messes with it some more. Aribar see a red potion. A weird looking one. He can throw it. Or you can knock it over... or even drink it.
Aribar takes the potion and sets it on the floor. He then attempts to push it hard so that it'll break into something on the opposite side of the room.
Metal Man (GM): It breaks. A red door appears on the other side of the room, SMB2 style.
Oak: "...What the?"
Metal Man (GM): He walks over, and opens it, and disappears inside it.
Aribar dashes over and attempts to grab the cube.
Metal Man (GM): Aribar grabs the cube. He then comes out of the door, and sees Aribar.
Oak: "Hah! Thought you could trick me?"
Aribar: "Mewtwo wants to see it!"
Oak: "...He already saw it WHILE YOU WERE STABBING PATRICK."
Aribar: "I only tried once! Or was it twice? Anyways, he thinks that it can only become purified by his powers now..."
Oak: "I'm almost done. If you would just let me take the last of the mind-control jelly off, you could have it."
Aribar blinks... And attempts to run out the door...
Oak: "Just let me burn off the rest of this..."
Metal Man (GM): Aribar runs out, right into the group, clutching the cube.
Metal Man: "...Hey! What're you doing with that?"
Oak: "Come back here!"
Aribar: "Oh... Hi! I just have to take this to Mewtwo!" *dashes away.*
Razor: "Doesn't sound like it to me Ari! Get back here!" He quickly turns and dives at him.
Metal Man (GM): Razor misses. Aribar escapes.
Aribar attempts to head into one of the holorooms and locks the door after him.
Razor grunts and tries to pursue anyways... he's a Fast Hero... and he can fly... he's sure he could keep up...
Aribar whispers, "Computer, give me a permanent Cloaking Device."
Metal Man (GM): Ari turns invisible.
Aribar hides in one of the other corners away from the door... After unlocking it, that is...
Metal Man (GM): Razor enters the holo room. It appears empty.
Razor blinks a few times. "Where... did he go?"
Metal Man (GM): There is a little glint in the corner. That's where Ari is. Ari is in control of the simulation, though.
Razor holds up his gloved hand, almost clenching it. "Turn it off..."
Aribar whispers again, "Computer, give me Darkvision and make this room pitch black... With lots of spiky walls..."
Metal Man (GM): The room turns pitch black. The door locks. Ari has darkvision. Razor is perched precariously on a platform over spikes. Ari is on his unspiky corner.
Razor furrows his brow. "Aribar... stop this now."
Aribar: "Go away! Let me master it on my own!"
Razor: "I can't let you do that."
Aribar whispers, "Computer, hide this cube until the password, Gravy, is said."
Metal Man (GM): The cube is hidden.
Aribar: "... Okay. You win..."
Razor pulls out his Dex from behind him and flicks it on to communication. "Metal... override and deactivate all simulations."
Aribar stands up. "Computer, return the room to light. Get rid of my Cloaking Device." He makes sure to stand in front of the cube.
Metal Man (GM): The room is lighted, and Aribar appears.
Dex: "You are in a simulation. All communications are blocked."
Razor: "Piece of shit..." He tosses it aside and looks up at Aribar. "Where is it?"
Aribar: "What? Oh! Computer, get rid of the spikes too."
Metal Man (GM): The Dex lands safely. The simulation hands it back to Razor. The spikes disappear.
Aribar walks towards Razor. "Computer, reveal all hidden objects in this room."
Razor grumbles, tempted to try crushing the stupid thing.
Computer: "You need password of 1 item(s)."
Aribar silently curses... He mumbles, "Gravy..."
Metal Man (GM): The cube appears, suspended in front of Ari.
Razor nods slowly. "Thank you, Aribar. What's gotten into you?"
Metal Man (GM): ...Everyone would notice, that on one side of the cube, is a mark that is the icon of E. Gadd. Some iridescent purple goop is also stuck on one corner.
Aribar just says, "Sorry..." before exiting the room and heading towards his own room.
Computer: "Simulation ended."
Razor reaches up, clutching the cube on an ungoopy edge with his gloved hand. He turns to slowly walk back out, eyes looking down towards the ground.
Metal Man (GM): Razor has received: Cube of Darkness. WOOOoooooOoooooOOOO!
Metal Man has disappeared, yet again.
Razor just takes the cube back to Oak's lab.
Hydro walks out of holo-room 1. He wipes sweat off his brow.
Oak: "...Thank you. You can give it back to him once I get rid of the goop."
Metal Man (GM): *Oak starts welding the goop.*
Hydro: "MAN that was a good training session..."
Metal Man (GM): That ends this session.