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The Gardeners ([personal profile] thegardeners) wrote in [community profile] peachgarden2017-04-17 09:13 pm
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TRIAL ROUND MINGLE

[You won’t remember dying. You won’t remember gasping for breath, or hitting the floor, or even the feeling of pain in the first place. But you will remember falling.

Darkness. Then faint muttering, then burning heat, all hitting you at once. Before you can even get used to it, your limitless descent is halted, like a car hitting the wall-- and yes, the sudden stop is just as shocking.

And once again, without explanation, you wake up in a bed, intact and seemingly very much alive. A bad dream, perhaps? No, that was very real.

Congratulations! You’re alive again... or so it seems. When you awake, a letter will be placed on your table with only a single stamp on it. Perhaps you should ask someone here who seems familiar with the place about what it is.

Once you leave your room and descend the stairs to leave the pagoda (and hopefully you’re on a reasonable floor and not... Floor 21... sorry), you’ll find some strange people ushering you to a room in the Courtyard. Strange, as in, they look like they’re trying to seem human and failing. You can resist, but as much as you punch and kick, you’ll end up in a quaint room where Meng Po is seated. There, she’ll brief you all about your new after-life on the island as you all fight for reincarnation. Yes, you are 100% dead, don’t you remember dying? ...You don’t? How about falling through Hell?

Well, anyway, you’re dead. Try not to feel too bad.

If you want to return to life, all you have to do is kill someone else-- yes, you can die again-- and get away with it! Easy peasy.

And if you don’t like that, you can try to forget about your predicament by visiting the many scenic locations you have access too. This isn’t so bad. Would you really mind spending the rest of eternity here? There's delicious food in the cafeteria, if you come at the designated times! And why not stop by the peace garden? Surely, such a beautiful place would never be stained in an act such as murder...

(P.S. If you want to mess with the lake, please put “MODS” in the comment title or drop a mention on Plurk! Head mod is going to take a flight back to Singapore as of this post and will get to everyone ASAP latest tomorrow morning. Sorry for the late post! Thank you for your patience!)]
sundiet: (Come again?)

[personal profile] sundiet 2017-04-17 03:03 pm (UTC)(link)
[Look, you can't blame a guy like 'him' for making a mess. He's just... exploring!

He looks at the peach, before he reach out and accept it. He looks at it in his hands. Huh, it looks really nice and no blemishes at all. With a quick sniff, he can pick up on that nice, peachy scent. A moment later, he remembers something and looks at her.
]

Oh, thanks for this. [... Standing here like this while she's sitting down feels a bit awkward. So he just continues.] You don't mind... if I sit near you?
soundspeachy: (i don't like this job but what can you d)

[personal profile] soundspeachy 2017-04-17 03:30 pm (UTC)(link)
[ A mess is a mess regardless of cause. ]

Go ahead. Well, as long as you don't come too close.

[ A lady needs her space... and she's engaged, thank you. ]
sundiet: (Sigh)

[personal profile] sundiet 2017-04-18 12:41 pm (UTC)(link)
Yeah, got it.

[And he just... plop down onto the ground. No worries, he makes sure he didn't drop the peach or let it touch anywhere near the ground. He brings the peach to his mouth for a bite, savouring it slowly.

Mostly because he didn't know what else to say. Well, he knows he have questions. But would she know? Or he could ask someone else.
]

... Hey, can I you about something?
soundspeachy: (this is the 5th person who asked me)

[personal profile] soundspeachy 2017-04-18 01:36 pm (UTC)(link)
[ Since he's not interfering with her personal space, she'll go on munching her own peach. ]

Sure.
sundiet: (Is that really justice)

[personal profile] sundiet 2017-04-18 02:01 pm (UTC)(link)
Is...

[For a moment, he wants to ask about the whole... process. The death, the murder, the whole reincarnation thing. But he hesitates, before he forges on.]

It's really true, right? That whole... [He makes a gesture with his free hand.] "kill someone, get away with it and you can come back to life" thing?
soundspeachy: (spectating murders is entertainment i gu)

[personal profile] soundspeachy 2017-04-18 02:21 pm (UTC)(link)
[ Ah, this question. ]

Yeah. Did the old hag explain it badly, or something? [ Why is it always her who has to do it again... ] Everyone here's a sinner, so the theory in it was to kill off the most sinful one so the less sinful ones would go on to get reincarnated.

[ The definition of sinful, though... ]

I work here so I'm not supposed to interfere, in case you get any ideas. King Yama runs it so it's probably his idea of sieving out the worst person.
sundiet: (Uncertainty)

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[personal profile] sundiet 2017-04-18 02:40 pm (UTC)(link)
She explained it enough! Just that... well, it's a bit hard to believe?

[Going from being alive to being told he's dead. But the way back to life involves murder.]

Like I know other creatures and spirits exist. So why not this place? That "kill to live again" is just... new...?

[Unless people keep this fact away from him when he's still alive. He sighs and scratch his head.]

I thought so, but at least I heard you say that. I'm not going to kill or drag you into anything, anyway. Beside...
sundiet: (The things I must do)

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[personal profile] sundiet 2017-04-18 02:44 pm (UTC)(link)
[He shake his head, as if dismissing whatever's on his mind.]

Never mind. I got another, different question.

[He looks at her, right into her eyes.]

... About that lake. I saw all of those warning signs. Which all points to "Don't disturb" and "stay away!".

[Not exactly, but you know, the gist of it.]

That makes me think... what if someone try to fly over the lake?
soundspeachy: (I'M GETTING PAID DAYS OFF??)

[personal profile] soundspeachy 2017-04-18 02:57 pm (UTC)(link)
[ The snake spirit shrugs, a little in sympathy. ]

Sorry. I don't make the rules... I just work here, you know? Even spirits have to make a living in this day and age.

[ He gets a bit more warmth from her from not being a bratty human. ]

Oh, please don't. Things live in there, bad things would happen to you.
sundiet: (I am not a puppy)

[personal profile] sundiet 2017-04-18 03:41 pm (UTC)(link)
Geez, that gotta suck... Though, I do understand.

[He's not a spirit, but he might as well be to some folks. He raise a brow.]

Not even if I... someone fly really high above the water?

[HIS... HIS PLAN... no, come back...]
soundspeachy: (the blood is so hard to clean off tiles)

[personal profile] soundspeachy 2017-04-18 03:53 pm (UTC)(link)
Don't tell me you're gonna try flying out of here...

[ pls no ]
sundiet: (Come again?)

[personal profile] sundiet 2017-04-18 04:09 pm (UTC)(link)
... No?

[Yes. Yes, he's thinking of it.]

If I have the power, why not use it?

[A mix of #yolo, curiosity and well, a desire to leave and see what else he could find.]
soundspeachy: (this is the 5th person who asked me)

[personal profile] soundspeachy 2017-04-18 04:13 pm (UTC)(link)
[ Bad dog!! ]

You could get hurt pretty badly, or die a second time. Then you'll go straight to hell.
sundiet: (Is that really justice)

[personal profile] sundiet 2017-04-19 05:45 am (UTC)(link)
[He's trying not to curse,
but he did tsk.
]

Alright, alright, I won't go out and fly over the lake.
soundspeachy: (the blood is so hard to clean off tiles)

[personal profile] soundspeachy 2017-04-19 06:23 am (UTC)(link)
[ Seriously. ]

You've got a new body here and all, so try not to waste it. They're not easy to make.
sundiet: (Sigh)

[personal profile] sundiet 2017-04-20 06:30 am (UTC)(link)
Okay, I'll be careful.

[For now.]

I thought we'd just be... spirits down here. Without any physical bodies.
soundspeachy: (this is the 5th person who asked me)

[personal profile] soundspeachy 2017-04-20 06:34 am (UTC)(link)
[ That's better. ]

King Yama decided it that way. Would be a little boring if we just floated around not being able to interact with anything, though.
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[personal profile] sundiet 2017-04-20 06:42 am (UTC)(link)
... Yeah, that makes sense. I like walking around as much as flying.

[That feel of soft leaves against his limbs... Though, he seems to realise something.]

... You know what I am, right?
soundspeachy: (spectating murders is entertainment i gu)

[personal profile] soundspeachy 2017-04-20 06:48 am (UTC)(link)
Sorta.

[ Spirits sense other spirits, but she's just never brought it up since it wasn't really relevant. ]

I'm a snake.
sundiet: (Simple times)

[personal profile] sundiet 2017-04-20 06:55 am (UTC)(link)
[Well, here goes.]

I'm a dog. Does... tiangou ring a bell for you?
soundspeachy: (I'M GETTING PAID DAYS OFF??)

[personal profile] soundspeachy 2017-04-20 07:30 am (UTC)(link)
[ That gets a reaction. ]

Did you actually eat the sun, or no?
sundiet: (I am not a puppy)

[personal profile] sundiet 2017-04-21 02:19 am (UTC)(link)
No!

[He said that rather quickly. Before he... seems a little unsure.]

I know I haven't eat it... I think. [A pause.] But... if something did happen to the sun, would you guys hear about it down here?
soundspeachy: (this is the 5th person who asked me)

[personal profile] soundspeachy 2017-04-21 12:46 pm (UTC)(link)
I'm sure we would. I haven't heard anything yet, but you never know. Humans in the mortal realm are doing all sorts of crazy things these days.

[ Does Xiao Bai know how he died? Maybe, but she's not allowed to talk about it. ]
sundiet: (Come again?)

[personal profile] sundiet 2017-04-21 02:08 pm (UTC)(link)
You'd think the sun would be big news... But I'm glad. Not like I planned on eating the sun any time when I was alive.

[He have his reasons, even if that's technically against his nature.]
soundspeachy: (spectating murders is entertainment i gu)

[personal profile] soundspeachy 2017-04-21 02:54 pm (UTC)(link)
[ What a good dog. ]

Yeah. The sun's pretty important, so thank you for not eating it.

[ She means it..... ]

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