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13 July 2009 @ 09:35 pm
030 Music 050 Robot  
Title: Darkness Overwhelming
Fandom: Mystic Force
Pairing: N/A
Rating: 15
Disclaimer: Not mine.
Summary/Warnings: Somewhere, all wishes come true. Toby thinks, and things get worse for the townspeople.
Word Count: 689 / 52 682
Author's notes: My table is here.
I felt bad going back to only very short chapters, so you get two again this week. They're getitng longer now that all the setup is over, promise.

030 Music

It’s so quiet all the time. I don’t know what to do.

There’s always been music. Even when I wasn’t at work, when there was no radio or TV or anything, I always heard music. I don’t remember it ever being quiet in here.

I’m losing the music.

I’ve been staying in the Rock Porium. I know it’s dangerous, and the kids would hate it, but I can almost hear music here. Vida’s decks are gone, but I can hear her if I try.

I haven’t gone back to the kids, not to stay. Xander knows why, I think. At least, he hasn’t tried to convince me to stay. Maddie probably would, if she was talking, but she’s not yet, not really.

Leelee’s been past with her boys a few times. I don’t know why; there’s nothing here. She doesn’t seem to care about anything much, as long as she’s having fun. Koragg’s the one to go to if you’re being attacked; Leelee’s the one to go to if you’re bored, pretty and male. She doesn’t turn people, either. Necrolai’s been making vampires. Leelee doesn’t bother. Not so much fun for her.

And it’s so, so quiet. Always so quiet.

050 Robot

Vida came in from keeping watch, rubbing her hands together. “Whoof. It’s cold this morning.”

Chip offered her a bowl. “Saved you some.”

“Thanks.” She sat between him and Clare, hunching forward towards the fire.

Xander stirred, rolling towards them and flinging one arm over his eyes. “What time is it?” he asked softly.

“Little before dawn.”

“Vee?” He raised the arm, eyeing her. “You’re early.”

“Leelee and Necrolai are doing something down the block. Just came in to warn you guys and get warm before I go after them.”

“What’re they doing?” He rolled to his feet, glancing at Nick and Maddie to make sure they were still asleep before joining the others at the fire.

“I don’t know, but there was a bunch of people with them.”

“I’ll come with.” He took a spoonful of her breakfast over her shoulder, grinning at her outrage. “Come on.”

Necrolai and the others had moved another two blocks down, and Xander and Vida were able to get relatively close undetected. Leelee was slouched against a wall, looking utterly bored despite the slightly desperate attempts of her entourage.

“There.” Vida pointed to three people standing apart from the others.

“She’s turning people,” Xander murmured. The three were pale and sickly looking, and though they weren’t moving they were looking increasingly afraid as the sun inched higher. “Making vampires.”

“God.” Vida shuddered. “That’s horrible.”

“We should go,” he said suddenly.


“Because the sun’s coming up and they’re not moving.”

“The…” Vida flinched, understanding falling into place. “She’s going to kill them.”

“Yeah. Come on. We need to go look for Toby…people need to know she’s doing this.”

Vida followed him back towards the school, but at the end of the block she hesitated, looking back. Leelee glanced up, catching sight of them just as the sun rose over the surrounding buildings.

Xander caught her shoulders, trying to pull her away from the sight. Vida resisted for a moment, watching Leelee, until he yanked her forcibly around the corner. “Come on!”

At the school he quietly explained to Nick and Chip, sending them out together to look for Toby. Once they were gone he turned on Vida. “What was that?”

“Leelee. I don’t think she…she wasn’t enjoying that, Xander. I don’t think she’s like them.”

“She’s Necrolai’s daughter,” Clare said tentatively. “Her father was human, but she’s not. No one knows what side she’s on.”

“She’s on Necrolai’s side,” Xander said impatiently. “You’ve seen her with her boy toys. She just let her mom kill them, for god’s sake. Now get some rest, Vee, you were up all night. I’m going out to warn people.”

“You want me to go to sleep while you’re all gone? I don’t think so. I’ll go back on watch, get some rest when you come back.”

“Feed her,” Xander told Clare, turning away.

Vida looked back at Clare, who smiled weakly. “What would you like?”
angel_negra on December 6th, 2009 10:21 pm (UTC)
Aw, Toby
I was wondering where Toby kept wandering off to. Poor baby.

I find it interesting that Vida's the one who's noticing LeeLee's disinterest here. Both because she got along best with LeeLee, and not just in the Vida is a Vampire episode, and also because she was the one who sympathized/understood Matoombo.
Acting my shoe sizewild_force71 on December 6th, 2009 10:31 pm (UTC)
Re: Aw, Toby
Toby's got reasons, and they'll show up eventually. :D

And yay Vida being on the side of the oppressors! So to speak.
angel_negra on December 7th, 2009 12:19 am (UTC)
Re: Aw, Toby
I look forward to seeing these reasons. I always loved Toby.