Suburban Senshi IRC Chat #658: “ Auld Mortality ”
#658 “Auld Mortality (Ignore this)

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[04:47] <@Dr_Xadium> A word of warning: even before I start this entry I know it's going to be depressing as all hell. It's not OOC, but it's not meant to be funny, or happy, or even cheerful. It's written more for me than for you guys. So please feel free to skip it, but I have to do this one... considering.
[04:48] * The TARDIS is stranded in South Florida
[04:49] * Dr_Xadium and Minako are holed up inside
[04:49] <@Dr_Xadium> URL --> http://www.noaanews.noaa.gov/stories2004/images/frances090104-1645z.jpg
[04:50] <@Dr_Xadium> Look at that thing....
[04:50] <@Dr_Xadium> A churning engine of pitiless destructive force...
[04:50] <@Dr_Xadium> URL --> http://www.ssd.noaa.gov/PS/TROP/DATA/RT/FLOAT/VIS/20.jpg
[04:51] <CÚst_la_V> URL --> http://www.nhc.noaa.gov/ftp/graphics/AT06/refresh/AL0604W%2BGIF/011008W.gif
[04:52] <CÚst_la_V> The whole coast is under Hurricane watch...
[04:52] <@Dr_Xadium> Ironic, eh? That we will know our fate on the 4th.
[04:52] <CÚst_la_V> *That* day...
[04:52] * Dr_Xadium hugs Mina sadly.
[04:53] <CÚst_la_V> X-chan, what if we don't...
[04:53] <@Dr_Xadium> (sadly) Sometimes I regret coming to have known you, Aino Minako...
[04:53] <CÚst_la_V> Why??
[04:54] <@Dr_Xadium> Because before I met you, I barely valued my own existence at all... meeting you gave me something to live for, to be happy about.
[04:54] <CÚst_la_V> X-chan once said an Eternity with me wouldn't be long enough...
[04:55] * Dr_Xadium nods. Meant it.
[04:55] <@Dr_Xadium> And now we might not even make it three more days.
[04:55] * CÚst_la_V looks at X-chan slowly
[04:56] <@Dr_Xadium> Well, you might. Who knows how strong you really are. I on the other hand, well... heh. Even Time Lords are "easy to break" when it comes to something like that.
[04:56] <CÚst_la_V> X-chan...
[04:58] <@Dr_Xadium> Do you know, my father, who died a little over a year ago, was a healthy, vibrant man, so happy and full of life despite his years. When he died, it was a genuine shock to me, because he had not been ill... he was there one minute and gone the next.
[04:58] * CÚst_la_V remembers that day (Huggles X-chan)
[04:59] <@Dr_Xadium> He was probably even more surprised than we were at home. Unlike him, however... I seem to be getting clear advance notice.
[04:59] <CÚst_la_V> You never know... it could swing to the right, or go more north...
[05:00] <@Dr_Xadium> The storm is hundreds of miles wide, Category 4 and moving slowly. Which means more time for even minimal hurricane force winds to rip through the area-- an area basically the size of the state. Even if we wanted to run, there is nowhere to go.
[05:01] <@Dr_Xadium> I find myself contemplating my own demise. Interesting, really, because it is very well possible that I might know the day and the hour of it.
[05:01] <CÚst_la_V> Don't think like that...
[05:01] * Dr_Xadium sighs.
[05:02] <@Dr_Xadium> So much left undone, eh, Mina? But if I knew, absolutely for certain, that this was it, the Restaurant at the End of the Universe, what would I do?
[05:03] <@Dr_Xadium> Knowing I had just got three days left...
[05:03] * CÚst_la_V leans closer to X-chan. "I don't know what I'd do."
[05:03] <@Dr_Xadium> Nor I...
[05:04] <CÚst_la_V> What a s[BLEEP]tty way to go, on what was to be our special day
[05:04] * Dr_Xadium frowns
[05:05] <@Dr_Xadium> Someone once asked me if I knew what I'd do with all this when it was ready to be closed down...
[05:05] <CÚst_la_V> What are you thinking...?
[05:06] <@Dr_Xadium> I dunno. I think maybe... maybe I should put that plan into effect sooner rather than later, eh.
[05:06] * CÚst_la_V doesn't want to think about it anymore.
[05:06] <CÚst_la_V> I don't think you should do anything, really.
[05:07] <@Dr_Xadium> But that's Cheating, Minako. The people deserve closure.
[05:08] <CÚst_la_V> Heh, I once joked a wedding would be the perfect way to end this if it were a manga... (mumbles) Didn't wanna be *right* tho...
[05:08] * Dr_Xadium chuckles a little. "No, it won't end with a wedding."
[05:08] <CÚst_la_V> I know..
[05:09] * CÚst_la_V tears up a bit "I know"
[05:09] <CÚst_la_V> But we still might make it!!
[05:10] * Dr_Xadium can only hope
[05:10] <@Dr_Xadium> And if not, our little family can be all together again, somewhere.
[05:10] <CÚst_la_V> Not funny.
[05:10] <@Dr_Xadium> Wasn't meant to be.
[05:10] <CÚst_la_V> Moh.
[05:11] <CÚst_la_V> Will you feel silly for having said all this if you live through it, X-chan??
[05:11] <@Dr_Xadium> A little.
[05:12] <CÚst_la_V> Well I hope you feel silly in a few days (hugs him)
[05:12] <@Dr_Xadium> I hope so too... (hugs her back)
[05:13] <CÚst_la_V> And if not... (sniffles) It's been really, really, really, really fun....
[05:13] <@Dr_Xadium> Same here Mina... (wants to break down a bit)
[05:14] <CÚst_la_V> Don't cry yet, X-chan...
[05:14] <@Dr_Xadium> I'm not... yet.
[05:16] <CÚst_la_V> X-chan, why are we even having this conversation??
[05:17] <@Dr_Xadium> Because here on the internet too many people just up and vanish with no trace. No one knows what happened to them. If I go, I want someone to know why and how.
[05:18] <CÚst_la_V> This is too depressing for me...
[05:18] <@Dr_Xadium> Me too, Minako-chan... me too.
[05:18] <CÚst_la_V> I hope we'll all be laughing about this in a week...
[05:18] * Dr_Xadium nods tiredly.
[05:19] * CÚst_la_V hugs X-chan close, and waits for the coming storm.
[05:20] * Dr_Xadium closes his eyes and waits too, glad to be with a friend.
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