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Noboru Gongenzaka ([personal profile] betheman) wrote in [community profile] lostcarnival2017-04-18 03:41 pm


Who: Gongenzaka, and Y O U
Where: Carnival Grounds!
When: Day 86, During and After performances
Warnings: None... ...Except Team Skull Grunts being dumb I guess

[Patrol is Gongenzaka's job. In fact, it's his ONLY job, so he tries his best to do a good job of it. The difficulty of the task, of course, varies location to location-here in particular, it's not too bad...even during the Performance Week, when the gates are wide open and bringing visitors inside in droves, he's finding more often than not that the Carnival is relatively peaceful. His patrols, if anything, a calming walk.

Occasionally however...

I, the man Gongenzaka, must ask that you cease harassing the cinder spirit.

[Some trainers feel that the 'pokemon' here are open season. Cinder spirits aren't even the only issue-aside from them, Gongenzaka has not only had to turn trainers away from other workers, but even-]

YO YO YO uh...Dog? [In one particular case, a pair of teens in black with bandannas on their face are the problem. Both are trying to rap.

Both are failing. Badly. The wild arm gestures do nothing, and Gongenzaka frowns at them.
] You think you can trot up in the middle of OUR battle? You fixing for a match??

I, the man Gongenzaka, have heard complaints from other visitors, [he replies evenly, frowning.] Given your conduct...I, the man Gongenzaka, must ask you to leave!

UH, WHAT? [The other teen gives an exaggerated huff, and a shrug, before she butts in herself.] 'Conduct'? We look like old farts? We do improv music...


The exchange does not last long.

Suffice to say-


[Gongenzaka can be seen quite 'calmly' hauling these two out by the backs of the shirts, trotting toward the gates for now.]

[[OOC - Cinder Spirit mention is its own mini prompt, for those wanting something slightly more open than the Team Skull Escort-you're free to have some npc's pelting your own muse with pokeballs for the prompt too! But if you have something else in mind, just let me know and we can plot something out!]]
hippocarnival: (✮ 102 ✮)

[personal profile] hippocarnival 2017-04-19 12:52 am (UTC)(link)
[Yuya makes his way to the commotion--is hard to miss Gon's booming voice. He steps beside Gongenzaka, stuffing his hands in his pockets.] Hey.

[He won't interrupt his patrolling otherwise, though, until Gon kicks them out.]
walkonedge: (i want to be stronger and protect you)

[personal profile] walkonedge 2017-04-19 05:48 pm (UTC)(link)
[ ..... guess who's just... watching... Gongenzaka haul out the troublemaking grunts out of the Carnival. It's mostly morbid fascination, actually, because Gogenzaka is picking two people by the back of their shirts like it's zero effort at all.

Also, Yamato is treating this as a five-minute work break.

He'll only talk to Gongenzaka when he walks back after having gotten rid of the troublemakers. ]

So, uh. I guess I'm going to send any future troublemakers your way?

[ Truthfully, though, he doubts he's going to find many of them. Unless they somehow manage to break into wardrobe or any of the other storage areas. ]
otoko: (o3o)

[personal profile] otoko 2017-04-20 02:42 am (UTC)(link)
[To be fair, Gongenzaka IS effectively a 9 foot dog-taur...Thing. So the Man himself is pretty fascinating to observe as well. The two grunts are sent through the gate ('WOAH!?! HE STOPPED BEING A DOG?!' 'YIKES!!!'), and once they're on their way, Gongenzaka dusts off his hands and turns-

Right to face Yamato. With twitching ears, he pauses, and then chuckles.
] Hmm! I, the man Gongenzaka, should hope so, considering it is my job! Though with any luck, you won't see too many of them here.

[Now then, that aside.] Auh...And you are, however..?
otoko: (:0)

[personal profile] otoko 2017-04-20 02:44 am (UTC)(link)
[Out they go, and with great shock-the two grunts are shouting about how weird it is that the 'dog thing' turned into a man, and are blasting off as fast as they can book it. Giving a nod to himself, Gongenzaka prepares to head back to patrol only to turn when he hears a familiar voice-] Mmn! Yuuya! [he exclaims, only half used to seeing the other here.] You are done your first performance then? [he asks, eyes wide. He must be, if he's out here, but...] Hmmmn...I, the man Gongenzaka, regret being unable to watch then...unfortunately, there may only be the final day of the location for me to see...

...Mn! But, that aside, how did things go?
hippocarnival: (✮ 69 ✮)

[personal profile] hippocarnival 2017-04-20 03:10 am (UTC)(link)
[Yuya makes a face at the Grunts as they go bolting off. But he turns to Gon with a grin once they're off in the distance.] Yeah! I just did some tricks before one of the bigger performances, so you didn't miss much. Next time I'll be more prepared!

Why do you only have one day? Are we leaving soon?
otoko: (o3o)

[personal profile] otoko 2017-04-20 03:15 am (UTC)(link)
Auh, not is more that my shifts happen to overlap with the show during most of the remaining days that we are here... [He sighs, crossing his arms.] Though, perhaps that is for the best-I, the man Gongenzaka have been told that in many cases here, the 'finale' showing is the greatest one to watch! [Gongenzaka laughs.] And as it is the only one that I, the man Gongenzaka, do not work at all, I'll be able to catch all of it!

[Yes, now that's a good plan..! As is.] Mmnn...all the same, we have perhaps...three days left, I should think. If there is anything you wish to see of Alola before then...this is very likely your final chance to do so, that and whenever your next break is during that time.
hippocarnival: (great day to avoid all responsibility ✮)

[personal profile] hippocarnival 2017-04-20 03:33 am (UTC)(link)
I guess you do have to keep the carnival safe. [He looks thoughtful, finger to his chin.] don't think I'm part of that this time... we should go see it! Do we get special seats because we work here?
walkonedge: (we continue growing)

[personal profile] walkonedge 2017-04-20 04:00 pm (UTC)(link)
[ It's not too hard to tell that Yamato is a Carnival worker, especially since he's starting to develop fangs and there's small bioluminescent blue stripes along his arms. Still. Very minor changes, compared to Gongenzaka being a dog-taur hybrid that's towering over Yamato. Admittedly, Yamato thought that he'd been intimidating at first, but hey, he seems friendly enough. ]

Yeah, I hope so too. Don't think trouble is a thing we want.

[ He sticks out his hand, instinctively. ] Yamato. I just joined about a week ago.
otoko: (uwu)

[personal profile] otoko 2017-04-21 04:13 am (UTC)(link)
[And heck, still smaller than a certain someone's champion state...

Gongenzaka gives an instinctive bow of the head before taking Yamato's hand, shaking it firmly.
] Gongenzaka Noboru, [he introduces, the archaisms of his speech persisting.] It is a pleasure to meet you, Yamato! I, the man Gongenzaka, see that changes have come forth rather quickly then...

[He hopes he's right, and you aren't just. Well. Someone from a place where glowing stripes are common.]
otoko: (-3- hrmnnnnn)

~I have no idea if this is actually correct whhhhoooop~

[personal profile] otoko 2017-04-21 04:15 am (UTC)(link)
Aah! are not part of the final show..? [Oh no...] Th-Then I, the man Gongenzaka, may not see you perform at all!? [NOOOOOOOO-

...Ahem. He clears his throat.
] a sense. If we wish for a seat nearer to the show, we must pay-a discounted, but no less existing-fee...however, there is space near the back where those of us who work here are able to watch all the same.
hippocarnival: (✮ 09 ✮)

[personal profile] hippocarnival 2017-04-21 06:11 am (UTC)(link)
It won't be the last time I'm on stage! It'll be a better show when I have time to prepare.

But I don't think I've earned any ticket money. I guess it can't be that bad to watch from the back!
otoko: (AWWWYEA 8D)

[personal profile] otoko 2017-04-21 03:41 pm (UTC)(link)
E-Even so, for I, the man Gongenzaka, to miss your first show at all...

[] It is UNFORGIVABLE..! At the very least, I, the man Gongenzaka, could have found time for one of the runs you would have during this week..!

[Nothing they can do about it now though. Besides, they both know Gongenzaka would rather use magic before skipping out on a responsibility. (Actual magic, not magic cards, obviously. There is a dIFFERENCE-)] You may have earned something, but chances are, it won't be paid until after we move on...

But! As you said, it isn't so difficult to watch from the back, most likely!

[He doesn't do it often, to be fair...]
hippocarnival: (✮ 113 ✮)

[personal profile] hippocarnival 2017-04-21 07:11 pm (UTC)(link)
[Yuya waves his hands.] It's fine! I'll tell you when I'm performing next time. Besides, you look like you've been busy patrolling.
otoko: (-3- hrmnnnnn)

[personal profile] otoko 2017-04-22 03:05 am (UTC)(link)
Aah....that is true... [he admits, coughing.] ...Admittedly, though busy, most of the incidents have been quite minor. ...Not to mention...

...they are all 'repeat' offenders... [Team...Skull...]
hippocarnival: (is my eye off model ✮)

[personal profile] hippocarnival 2017-04-23 01:56 am (UTC)(link)
[Repeat offenders, huh.] So there's no way to stop them from coming back?
otoko: (HRMMNN =3=)

[personal profile] otoko 2017-04-24 04:27 am (UTC)(link)
Aah, not as far as I, the man Gongenzaka, have found...

...Though... [His nose twitches.] ...Admittedly, I, the man Gongenzaka, cannot be entirely certain that those were the same ones from before...

...They all smell quite...similar...

[That sounds somewhat creepy, Gon.]
hippocarnival: (I SAID EXCUSE ✮)

[personal profile] hippocarnival 2017-04-24 04:44 am (UTC)(link)
Smell similar? [He wrinkles his nose.] Do they look the same too?
walkonedge: (we continue growing)

[personal profile] walkonedge 2017-04-25 06:47 pm (UTC)(link)
[ Not everyone can become a gigantic wolf, Gon. He's a liiiiitle bit startled by the very firm handshake and the archaisms of his speech - he's not used to this kind of formality, and it shows in how he's a little bit more awkward and maybe the slightest bit thrown off. ]

Ah... yeah. They did come pretty fast... [ Faster than expected, although based on what he's seen from the rest of the Carnival staff the changes tend to get more and more extreme the longer they stay around. Or unless Things happen, but then again based on eavesdropping and talking to people that information isn't exactly forthcoming. ]

I mean, it happens, right? Your changes... [ A pause, because while he's trying to figure out how to put things across diplomatically to someone he's just met he also realises it's... kind of offensive, oops. ] Sorry, forget I said anything.
hippocarnival: (✮ 42 ✮)

[personal profile] hippocarnival 2017-04-27 11:23 pm (UTC)(link)
It's still bad if they're ruining people's fun. [Or throwing Pokeballs at them.] Why don't they just enjoy the carnival like everyone else is?
walkonedge: (we continue growing)

[personal profile] walkonedge 2017-04-28 05:55 pm (UTC)(link)
[ ... conflict? On the Carnival grounds? That's not really an answer that he's expecting, since well. The Carnival doesn't really look like the type of place for a dangerous conflict to happen, but well. The more you know. So far this place seems safe?? Those goons that Gongenzaka chased away don't seem particularly bright and there doesn't seem to be any more where they came from, so maybe the dangerous conflict is a one off thing.

A pause, and then his tone is slightly a liiiiitle bit unsure - he wants to make sure he got it right, okay. ]
Oh, so the changes were... because of your medical care? [ He winces, and there's a small grimace. ] Sounds painful.

hippocarnival: (great day to avoid all responsibility ✮)

[personal profile] hippocarnival 2017-04-28 10:42 pm (UTC)(link)
Maybe someone should tell them? If they don't mean it, they'll stop if they understand. [Look at that optimism.]

I'll talk to them next time I see them!
hippocarnival: (✮ 15 ✮)

[personal profile] hippocarnival 2017-04-30 03:54 am (UTC)(link)
I dunno, everything's pretty calm here if that's the worst thing happening. It'd be better if they didn't have to be thrown out all the time.
walkonedge: (our unreliable wings now allow us to fly)

[personal profile] walkonedge 2017-04-30 03:23 pm (UTC)(link)
...Ah, I'll take your word for it.

[ Even he knows when a conversation is veering into MASSIVELY AWKWARD TERRITORY, so all he can do is give a slightly embarrassed chuckle. And then promptly changes topics like that doesn't make it even more awkward. ]

D'you think those-- [ further vague gestures in the direction of the goons Gon has just chased away ] --are going to come back anytime soon?
otoko: (HRMMNN =3=)

[personal profile] otoko 2017-05-01 04:39 pm (UTC)(link)
Hmm! [Good call. On the note of said goons however, he looks to the side, frowning.] be entirely honest, I, the man Gongenzaka, have tossed them out a number of times, but...

...I, the man Gongenzaka...cannot be certain that these are the same ones...
walkonedge: (our unreliable wings now allow us to fly)

[personal profile] walkonedge 2017-05-02 01:11 pm (UTC)(link)
[ He snorts. Should have figured. With a uniform like that... ] They're probably all part of the same group, then. Seems like a pretty big group. [ Must be, if Gon has had to throw them out a couple of times.

He straightens. ]

I'll leave you to your work, and I'll be sure to let you know if I come across any more of them.
otoko: (uwu)

[personal profile] otoko 2017-05-03 05:50 pm (UTC)(link)
Aah, no doubt...I, the man Gongenzaka, believe they are likely from that 'team skull' we were notified of when we first arrived...

[Ahhhh but he sighs, shaking his head. Nothing to dwell on, and he manages a smile to Yamato in the meantime.] I, the man Gongenzaka, appreciate it-such notices help us greatly, after all!
hippocarnival: (✮ 44 ✮)

[personal profile] hippocarnival 2017-05-03 06:35 pm (UTC)(link)
[Yuya still thinks they need to hear another perspective... but Gon is always steadfast.] Well, how much longer do you have to throw them out? Maybe we can play some of the games when you're done.
otoko: (uwu)

[personal profile] otoko 2017-05-04 03:45 pm (UTC)(link)
Ahhh... [Good question.] I, the man Gongenzaka, believe there is...

[Give him a second to fish a watch out of his bag....he isn't exactly the sort for a wrist watch!!] ...Twenty minutes. So, not too long, fortunately!