betheman: (i can feel the waterworks already)
Noboru Gongenzaka ([personal profile] betheman) wrote in [community profile] lostcarnival2017-05-15 02:58 pm

A Bit of a 'Downgrade' [OPEN]

Who: THE MAN, GONGENZAKA and you i guess
What: A MAN COMES OUT FROM THE GAME...And becomes Tree Covered...
When: Late Day 98 - Day 100
Where: Mainframe, The Lake, Carnival Grounds...
Warnings: N/A

[A WINNER IS YOU! - Late 98, FIRST COME FIRST SERVE, MAINFRAME]

[When the game cube rises back up, Gongenzaka pays no mind to the curious addition of a cable or two off his back. There are more important things to do after all, such as celebrate. They won. 'GAME OVER - COMPUTER WINS' is echoing in the air, and it is quickly joined by rousing laughter and excited yips from his snubbull.] HAHAAAHAHAAAAA!! [He laughs, grabbing the nearest person and pulling them into a crushing hug.] WE DID IT..!

WE'VE SUCCEEDED..!

[Did you need that spine you didn't need that spine right? (Also, you might be getting a bit wet. He is absolutely crying.)]

[DAY 99 - LAKE]

[It is strange, but once he returned to the Carnival, he began to feel rather...lethargic. He considered using the scroll of meditation to help recover some-after all, the day following when the Game touched down would be the start of the Performance Week-but eventually decided against it, instead trotting up toward the lake and springs. His intention had been to go to the springs, but...

...The minute so much water lays before him, he finds himself running as fast as his legs can carry him, vaulting off the side and crashing in with an enormous SPLASH. He doesn't so much leave as surface slightly, shaking off a bare minimum of the water as his proud pompadour falls flat over his face, the usual combined strength of gel and dryness falling apart.
] Hoooo... [Who knows...why he needed this much water, but he feels a lot better now, that much is certain. He moves some of the hair from his face-the black strands far longer than most would have likely expected from him, and their roots tinged with what could be a mix of green and brown.

...Hmm. Hopefully he didn't splash anyone...
]

[DAY 100 - CARNIVAL GROUNDS/TRAILER/COOKHOUSE]

[So. ...It appears this is why he needed the water.] A...AUH...

[Quite literally overnight, Gongenzaka's body becomes coated in plantlife-stretching from within his hair to move down along his back and shoulders, all through his tail and even along the underside of the taur-body he has. His silvery white fur is dotted with bark from the life now growing off of him, tendrils of equally pale wood coiling down through his limbs to allow various flowers and leaves to sprout from tufts of once 'flame-like' fur. The leaves and flowers, one will notice from any long distance, are at least themselves a 'flaming' red. Red, Japanese Maple, dark rose (nearly red themselves) sakura blossoms among them, and a few other plants that he himself can't fully recognize. His tail seems to have been completely replaced by them in fact-though despite all appearances, it seems people can still sit on his back if the question ever arises.

Or rather, they can sit there and not end up seated on twigs-it instead feels like a bed of flowers and leaves, as soft as the fur once was. (And he is, somehow, still wearing a T-Shirt today.)

It is not the only change, perhaps-but it is certainly the one that Gongenzaka pays most attention to, and certainly the only one he sees at this point in time over himself-Suzu the snubbull is also left with a minor change of her own in fact, and the pokemon follows him around for the day bearing a collar of moss about her neck, with similarly fluffy patches at the base of her ears like little bows.

It's.

Quite impressive, really, though he doesn't honestly feel it. If anything, as he makes his way from his Trailer to the Cookhouse for some food, he feels a little lost about everything.
]
otoko: (AWWWWWWWWWWWWYEA>8D)

[personal profile] otoko 2017-05-20 02:15 am (UTC)(link)
No doubt we can...! I, the man Gongenzaka, should think the shoreline will be perfect in fact..!

[And... ...He'll just laugh at that last bit.] I'm sure you'll be fine..!
hippocarnival: (✮ 103 ✮)

[personal profile] hippocarnival 2017-05-20 03:15 am (UTC)(link)
I just don't want it to distract me on my performance! And it got a lot worse after the game... I wonder if that has something to do with it?
otoko: (HRMMNN =3=)

[personal profile] otoko 2017-05-20 03:17 am (UTC)(link)
Ah....worse? [Uh oh.] ...Worse how?
hippocarnival: (✮ 72 ✮)

[personal profile] hippocarnival 2017-05-20 03:23 am (UTC)(link)
Uh--I've just been really itchy. Turning into things just makes my body feel weird.

[Boy does it ever.]
otoko: (HRMMNN =3=)

[personal profile] otoko 2017-05-20 03:24 am (UTC)(link)
....Hmm. [Sorry Yuuya, but having seen others go through changes before....] ...Are you still itchy now?
hippocarnival: (✮ 61 ✮)

[personal profile] hippocarnival 2017-05-20 03:30 am (UTC)(link)
Yeah. I thought it'd go away on it's own but it's been a couple days. [He frowns.] Do you think the doctors have anything here for that?
hippocarnival: (more mistakes were made ✮)

[personal profile] hippocarnival 2017-05-20 03:40 am (UTC)(link)
A new change? [Well, he has been doing a lot of changing with the--oh. Ooooh.] You mean like you?

... I'll be back. [And then he goes running for the wardrobe tents. He needs a mirror right now.]
hippocarnival: (hell no ✮)

[personal profile] hippocarnival 2017-05-20 03:56 am (UTC)(link)
[Gon will have absolutely no trouble catching up to Yuya. But Yuya also isn't really paying attention to if Gon is behind him, he's far more focused on getting into an empty dressing room section, almost jumping in front of the mirror.] It better not be another limb...

[Sure, he knew eventually he was going to have a more permanent change to his body--everyone else at the carnival was proof enough of that. But he didn't know when.]
otoko: (:0)

[personal profile] otoko 2017-05-20 03:59 am (UTC)(link)
Yuuya..!

Yuuya, where- [Ah, there he is. Gongenzaka sighs, shaking his head a moment as he follows the other in.] ....It would take quite a lot of magic to grow another limb, I assure you...I, the man Gongenzaka, barely even had more than fangs before my own injuries came...

[As it is.] If it were a limb, I, the man Gongenzaka, doubt you wouldn't have been able to see it just yet...
hippocarnival: (✮ 51 ✮)

[personal profile] hippocarnival 2017-05-20 04:09 am (UTC)(link)
[He throws his coat off carelessly and turns his back to the mirror.] I would've preferred fangs. I thought I wasn't going to feel it...

[He pulls his shirt off and looks over his shoulder as far as he can to see his back in the mirror. Sure enough, there's a jagged pattern of some sort of opalescent substance going from his shoulder to his back. It looks like it could be scale, but instead of the pattern you would find on a reptile it's in small rough, flaked pieces.

Of course, he immediately reaches back to pick at it.]
Is that my skin?
otoko: (HRMMNN =3=)

[personal profile] otoko 2017-05-20 04:13 am (UTC)(link)
NGMH- D-Don't just pick at it!!

[GEEZE YUUYA. He crouches down to peer at what seems to have grown there, nose twitching somewhat.] ...They look to be stone. I, the man Gongenzaka, would think someone such as Zecora would know better however...
hippocarnival: (I SAID EXCUSE ✮)

[personal profile] hippocarnival 2017-05-20 04:18 am (UTC)(link)
[He doesn't quite go as far as trying to pull it off--he's at least smart enough to realize that's probably a bad idea.

But he doesn't look any more enthused to hear he's turning into a rock.]


She's the doctor, right? [All this time, he still hasn't been to see the doctor.] There's no getting it off anyway, is there?
otoko: (o3o)

[personal profile] otoko 2017-05-20 04:19 am (UTC)(link)
Aaah, she is. And no, there most likely is not...

[Hmm. Well, he stands up, blinking.] Though... ...While you noted it was itchy, perhaps it will only be in those areas? I, the man Gongenzaka, only had fur over my arms for a time...
hippocarnival: (what's all this negativity ✮)

[personal profile] hippocarnival 2017-05-20 04:33 am (UTC)(link)
Yeah, maybe. [He pulls his hand back and twists, looking at the new growth.] It's not that bad, I guess. When it stops itching.

[He's been turning into all manner of weird things lately, he can deal with this... it's just going to be weird when it doesn't just disappear a few hours and a doorway later.]
hippocarnival: (but for me it was tuesday ✮)

[personal profile] hippocarnival 2017-05-20 04:40 am (UTC)(link)
I'll ask her about it later. [A pause as he looks aside to Gongenzaka.] How long did it take you to get used to changing?
otoko: (-3- hrmnnnnn)

[personal profile] otoko 2017-05-20 03:00 pm (UTC)(link)
Used to it? [Feels a bit like a trick question, that-can he really say he's 'used' to it at all? Well...] I think perhaps....

...What I did was become used to this place, before becoming used to the changes. I, the man Gongenzaka, cannot even truly say I had adapted until after I found myself with these legs..! [He laughs, shaking his head.] ....Minor changes... ...seem rather minor, after such things.
hippocarnival: (my mom is a punk ✮)

[personal profile] hippocarnival 2017-05-20 11:22 pm (UTC)(link)
[Yuya smiles wryly.] How many months has it been? Seven or eight?
otoko: (-3- hrmnnnnn)

i cant believe the man is L Y IN G

[personal profile] otoko 2017-05-21 01:45 am (UTC)(link)
[For a moment, he frowns. Seven or eight? It's been a fair bit longer than that, it's-

And then he remembers. Right-he hasn't been counting the months he was recovering. So he nods.
] Aauh, 7 months now. [There was the six months prior the war....and then if he were to count the time between there and when he 'hatched', that would technically bring them closer to a year; two from when the awake ones were sitting around the Summerlands, three more for while it had visited the Crossroads and then a few weeks in the Dreamworld...he tries to keep track of what he's picked up as having happened during his 'down time' in mind, just to be safe.] It would have been perhaps a little more than half-way in that I, the man Gongenzaka, was injured.

[He's not lying about THAT at least. 6 was a little more than half of 11 months.]
Edited 2017-05-21 02:39 (UTC)
hippocarnival: (✮ 44 ✮)

Where are your morals, Gon

[personal profile] hippocarnival 2017-05-21 04:41 pm (UTC)(link)
[He nods before shimmying his shirt back on.] It was to train, right? Do you feel stronger now?
otoko: (-3- hrmnnnnn)

watering his flowers with their tears-

[personal profile] otoko 2017-05-22 03:14 am (UTC)(link)
[Gongenzaka nods readily, though the smile he has falters as he recalls various conversations on the matter. He...

...He needs to speak with the Ring Master about that, honestly.
] Aah, I, the man Gongenzaka, did come here to train, [he agrees, nodding.] ...However, it was not a matter of just feeling 'strong'.

I, the man Gongenzaka, vowed to learn how to use my strength in more than just the ways I was familiar with! To expand the techniques of the Steadfast Style further..!

[Slight Problem: he hasn't really done that yet.]
hippocarnival: (✮ 36 ✮)

[personal profile] hippocarnival 2017-05-22 05:54 am (UTC)(link)
Like when you learned how to Synchro summon, right? [He nods emphatically. But when he dwells on it for a moment, his excitement slips.

He glances down, a little more sober.]
That was a really good idea. When I made a contract with the Ringmaster I was only thinking about getting help to save Yuzu. [And Reira.] I said I'd become strong enough to protect her, but I haven't yet. Maybe I need to find a new way to be strong?
otoko: (-3- hrmnnnnn)

[personal profile] otoko 2017-05-23 04:51 am (UTC)(link)
Aah, exactly so! [It is hard to look upon such a grave matter with excitement. He understands and nods deeply with Yuuya's words, and takes time to answer.]

Hmmnn... ...I, the man Gongenzaka feel that perhaps... ...it may be best if both of us spoke to the Ringmaster about such matters. I, the man Gongenzaka, at the very least came here to learn.

It would be UNFORGIVABLE if I, the man Gongenzaka, refused to accept the guidance she has offered in the past!

And if you yourself ask her for it... ...I, the man Gongenzaka, have no doubt she will offer something.

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