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[11:12] <@spiritflame> ♦ The outside
[11:13] * @Dr_Xadium continues to Ponder why Miss Dream would be unaware of Artemis' identity as the Catman
[11:14] <.`~SugaBB_2999~`.> hoe dew u know sis kalled mass dram, newey...
[11:15] <@Dr_Xadium> As I came out of the chloroform, for a moment, I slipped into unconsciousness, and her birthing scream tore into my mind...
[11:15] <.`~SugaBB_2999~`.> och.
[11:21] <@Dr_Xadium> It's very odd, Hotaru is the only one who doesn't seem to be catatonic... her REM activity tells me that she's still actively thinking...
[11:21] <.`~SugaBB_2999~`.> are teh othars ded?
[11:21] * @Dr_Xadium feels Haruka's pulse "No."
[11:24] <@Dr_Xadium> ...the thing was, I heard her birthing cry, but she did not invade my mind...
[11:24] <@Dr_Xadium> It's all very curious.
[11:24] * GERMATOID COMES UP FROM THE LAB
[11:25] <GERMATOID> JEDITE'S CONDITION SEEMS TO BE STABLE. THE STRESS ON HIS BODY'S DECREASING RAPIDLY
[11:25] <@Dr_Xadium> It is?
[11:27] * GERMATOID NODS "FROM ABOUT 10 MINUTES AGO"
[11:27] <@Dr_Xadium> That's about when I heard Miss Dream's announcement
[11:27] <GERMATOID> MISS DREAM?
[11:27] * @Dr_Xadium sighs
[11:28] <@Dr_Xadium> Souichi, I hate to tell you this, but your daughter is host to whatever it is that's plaguing our dreams
[11:28] <GERMATOID> HMM
[11:29] * GERMATOID LOOKS AT HOTARU
[11:30] <GERMATOID> AND YOU SAY IT WAS 10 MINUTES AGO THAT SHE MADE BER DEBUT?
[11:30] * @Dr_Xadium nods
[11:30] <GERMATOID> INTERESTING...
[11:30] <@Dr_Xadium> You have a hypothesis?
[11:31] <GERMATOID> MAYBE...
[11:31] <GERMATOID> EACH OF US HAD NIGHTMARES FROM HER, BUT ALWAYS SEPARATELY.
[11:31] <.`~SugaBB_2999~`.> i dnt gat tit
[11:32] <GERMATOID> WE ALL HAD BAD DREAMS ABOUT THE ONES WE LOVED (WELL I HAD A SWEET DREAM LOL) BUT THEY WEREN'T *REALLY* IN OUR DREAMS, IT WAS ALWAYS ONE ON ONE...
[11:32] <.`~SugaBB_2999~`.> wen i wuz in da dram, we ware all dere...
[11:33] <@Dr_Xadium> None of the others have any REM activity at all. Only Hotaru.
[11:33] <GERMATOID> SO ALL OF A SUDDEN IT'S A GROUP DREAM. BUT SHE'S NEVER HIT US AS A GROUP.
[11:34] <GERMATOID> WHICH LEADS ME TO THE CONCLUSION THAT THE OTHERS ARE NOT IN A GROUP DREAM SO MUCH AS *ONE DREAM*
[11:34] <@Dr_Xadium> As in... her dream?
[11:36] * @Dr_Xadium points at Hotaru
[11:36] <GERMATOID> GRANTED IT'S JUST GUESSWORK, BUT IT MIGHT MAKE SENSE. SHE'D HAVE TOTAL CONTROL IN HER OWN MINDSCAPE.
[11:37] <@Dr_Xadium> Well total environmental control.
[11:37] <GERMATOID> IT WOULD EXPLAIN WHY JEDITE SUDDENLY GOT BETTER. SHE MUST HAVE LEFT HIS MIND. ALSO WHY ONLY SHE HAS RAPID EYE MOVEMENT RIGHT NOW.
[11:38] <@Dr_Xadium> Souichi, conundrum for you: Chibiusa says Artemis was able to hurt Hotaru as the Catman. In what is ostensibly her dream.
[11:39] <GERMATOID> SIMPLE. THE CATMAN IS A NUTJOB
[11:39] <@Dr_Xadium> That's a bit harsh, isn't it?
[11:39] <.`~SugaBB_2999~`.> facker, kitman is facking insaine, he dant evan see mikakno, tink abut tit
[11:40] <@Dr_Xadium> I suppose you have a point.
[11:40] <GERMATOID> I WAS ABLE TO TURN THE TABLES ON HER BECAUSE I'M NOT EXACTLY ALL HERE EITHER! MUAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHA!
[11:41] <@Dr_Xadium> Ahem, yes... So, her powers are blunted on minds that... for want of a better term, don't exactly operate on the straight and narrow...
[11:41] <GERMATOID> THAT'S A GOOD IDEA AS ANY
[11:42] <@Dr_Xadium> Hmm. Then you could be our Trump Card, Souichi.
[11:42] <@Dr_Xadium> The only question is, how to get into her dream...
[11:42] * GERMATOID QUAFFS SOME SLEEPING PILLS, HEAD DROPPING ON THE TABLE LIKE A STONE
[11:43] <@Dr_Xadium> ^_^;;;
[11:43] <.`~SugaBB_2999~`.> dat materfackers insine.
[11:43] <@Dr_Xadium> An insanity that might save us all.
[11:43] <.`~SugaBB_2999~`.> hay ia gats a kestion?
[11:43] <@Dr_Xadium> Hmm?
[11:44] <.`~SugaBB_2999~`.> weres da goldan kistal? Dat sit ken lat u gat int2 dreems
[11:44] <@Dr_Xadium> Well when Hotaru killed Elios, I assume she took it?
[11:44] <.`~SugaBB_2999~`.> bat if si did si wuldn't b stack in2 one dram...
[11:44] * .`~SugaBB_2999~`. sarches horatru's bodi
[11:45] <@Dr_Xadium> Chibiusa... why are you patting her down like *that*?
[11:45] <.`~SugaBB_2999~`.> hloy sit dere's reeel!
[11:45] <@Dr_Xadium> Ugh.
[11:45] * Miss Dream 's arms reach out and GRAB Chibiusa by the neck!
[11:45] * @spiritflame changes topic to `In Dream`
[11:46] * Sailor Uranus and Sailor Venus are beating each other up in the corner
[11:48] <Sailor Pluto> Michiru: When Venus came up with the idea of getting Uranus so angry she wouldn't be incapacitated by her fear of harm to you, I didn't think she realized it meant Uranus would then become so fixated on killing *her* that shes still useless to us.
[11:48] <Sailor Neptune> That's my Haruka. Heh. I almost wish I could see it.
[11:48] <Sailor Pluto> How are your eyes.
[11:49] <Sailor Neptune> Destroyed, I think. :<
[11:49] <Sailor Pluto> I see.
[11:49] <Sailor Pluto> Sorry, bad choice of words.
[11:49] <Sailor Neptune> Heh.
[11:49] <Sailor Pluto> Dream has stopped again. I think we can attack her.
[11:49] <Sailor Neptune> Why does she stop?
[11:50] <Sailor Pluto> She stopped once before, then told Venus that Xadium was "feeling her up".
[11:50] <Sailor Neptune> I doubt that's what was going on. (giggles)
[11:51] <Sailor Pluto> The point is, she was distracted... by something outside of the dream.
[11:51] <Sailor Neptune> She can't walk and chew gum at the same time, something like that?
[11:51] <Sailor Pluto> I think so. But the problem is we have no way of co-ordinating attacks with the outside.
[11:52] <Sailor Neptune> The other problem is that in here, she seems to know our thoughts before we do.
[11:57] <Sailor Pluto> Not all of us... look at Artemis
[11:58] <Sailor Neptune> (dryly) That's a bit difficult for me at the moment.
[11:58] * Sailor Pluto winces
[11:59] <Sailor Pluto> Sorry. If only she hadn't realized he was Artemis..
[12:00] <Sailor Neptune> Setsuna... why are you talking to me instead of attacking Dream while she's out?
[12:00] <Sailor Pluto> ...
[12:00] <Sailor Pluto> Because... I don't...
[12:00] <Sailor Neptune> I know. But we don't have a choice.
[12:01] <Sailor Pluto> Does it always have to come down to this?
[12:01] <Sailor Neptune> You always were too soft, Setsuna.
[12:01] * Sailor Pluto grasps her Time Staff
[12:02] <Sailor Pluto> She was like a daughter to us. All of us.
[12:03] * Sailor Neptune cries a little. "I know, but if we don't, we're dead."
[12:04] <Sailor Pluto> I'm... sorry... Hotaru... (Aims her staff at the immobile Hotaru, who has her hands outstretched as if strangling someone invisible)
[12:04] * Miss Dream is completely immobile
[12:04] <Sailor Pluto> dead... (sniff) scream....
[12:04] * Sailor Pluto launches her killer attack
[12:05] * Sailor Uranus and Venus stop scuffling, and see what's going on
[12:05] <Sailor Venus> Our chance is here. VENUS LOVE AND BEAUTY SHOCK!
[12:05] <Sailor Uranus> You... you're not going to try and save her?
[12:06] <Sailor Venus> For our Futures, Uranus. We don't have a choice.
[12:06] * Sailor Uranus nods.
[12:06] <Sailor Uranus> SPACE SWORD BLASTER!
[12:07] * the three attacks speed towards Hotaru, who gives no impression of seeing them.
[12:07] * Sailor Venus drops to her knees. "I'm so sorry".
[12:07] * Sailor Uranus just looks on coldly, unflinchingly.
[12:08] * the attacks fly close to Hotaru, their energies beginning to scorch her clothes
[12:09] * Suddenly, a wispy black, nebulous hand catches the attacks and TOSSES them aside!
[12:09] <Sailor Uranus> What the f[BLEEP]k?!
[12:09] <Sailor Venus> Is she back?
[12:10] <Sailor Pluto> No... she's still standing there... what the devil?
[12:11] * GERMATOID MATERIALIZES IN FRONT OF HIS DAUGHTER, WHITE LAB JACKET IN FLOATING TATTERS, BANDAGES ON HIS HEAD, HIS GLASSES SLIGHTLY CRACKED, A WIDE, CRAZY CRIMSON GRIN ON HIS FACE
[12:11] <Sailor Pluto> Tomoe... hakase?
[12:11] <Sailor Uranus> Prof?!
[12:11] <Sailor Venus> What--
[12:12] <GERMATOID> (DEEPER THAN USUAL VOICE) YOU'RE TRYING.... TO HURT... MY DAUGHTER!
[12:12] * GERMATOID TAPS HOTARU "WAKE UP, DEAR"
[12:13] * Miss Dream stirs "Ahh, the Professor"
[12:13] * Miss Dream LASHES OUT at him
[12:13] * GERMATOID BLOCKS EASILY
[12:13] <Sailor Uranus> Yeah prof! Kick her ass!
[12:13] * GERMATOID LOOKS AT URANUS ODDLY
[12:13] <GERMATOID> WHY WOULD I DO THAT?
[12:14] <Sailor Uranus> ...She's trying to f[BLEEP]king kill us!
[12:14] * Miss Dream chuckles
[12:14] <Miss Dream> A father's love for his daughter...
[12:14] <Sailor Venus> Oh no.
[12:15] <Miss Dream> Uranus, Neptune, Pluto... thy false parents... giving love to Hotaru when it suited your childish whims, so that you three could "play house" and pretend you had a family...
[12:15] <Sailor Neptune> It was never like that!
[12:17] <Miss Dream> Hypocrites! (winds her arm around Tomoe's waist) But this man, for all his base drives, even at his darkest moments, was always motivated by one thing, a true love for his daughter. He sold his soul to Pharaoh 90 and nearly destroyed the world, all to keep her alive.
[12:17] <Sailor Uranus> ...
[12:18] <Miss Dream> While you three were always, in the darkest corners of your soul, still afraid of the one called "Saturn", ready to cut her down at a moment's notice... your love a convenient conceit, something to be cast aside when needed, "for the good of the mission"
[12:18] <Sailor Uranus> (tears in her eyes) That's BULLs[BLEEP]t!
[12:18] <Miss Dream> Oh? Whose starseed did you just HAPPEN to rip out when you felt like it, Haruka-"poppa"?
[12:19] * Sailor Uranus drops to her knees. "You STILL don't get it, do you?!"
[12:20] <Miss Dream> Of course I do. I was an expendable pawn for whatever half-baked scheme you and your lover cooked up. With some help from the 10,000 year old Time hag, of course. She who feigns loyalty to both sides, but in truth looks out for neither.
[12:20] * Sailor Pluto stays silent
[12:20] * Miss Dream strokes her father's chin
[12:21] <Miss Dream> But Papa, even now-- all he care about really, in his heart, is the love of his daughter. He wants her back, wants her to be safe.
[12:22] <Miss Dream> The first time I judged him based on superficial appearances, his little "Twister" obsession... but it's a bit of psychological damage on his part that I almost neglected to look past... his desire to find his wife in whatever woman he meets... but this, (hugs him) this is his true core desire, which I see so much more clearly now that he is in my dream...
[12:23] <Sailor Venus> Tomoe-hakase! She's not Hotaru! She's dangerous!
[12:23] * GERMATOID DOES NOT REACT, BUT HUGS HOTARU TO HIS CHEST
[12:24] <Miss Dream> This man understands true filial love-- no preconditions, no prejudices, no assumptions. As the horobi no Messiah, Mistress 9, I still had his love. This time I am no different.
[12:24] <Miss Dream> You'll protect me, won't you, father?
[12:24] <GERMATOID> YES, DEAR. ALWAYS. NO MATTER WHAT.
[12:25] * Miss Dream begins pulling Tomoe into herself.
[12:25] <Sailor Uranus> W-what are you doing?!
[12:25] <Sailor Venus> Stop it!
[12:25] <Miss Dream> Then lend me your power, papa.... fuel me with your madness, the non-linear genius of your thoughts...
[12:26] * Sailor Neptune can't believe what she's hearing
[12:27] <GERMATOID> I'D DIE FOR YOU, DEAR. ANYTHING AS LONG AS YOU'RE SAFE.
[12:28] <Miss Dream> You won't die, papa... (pulls him completely inside her, her face turning completely black, a crimson grin spreading across her face) ... You'll live forever... as a part... of ME! MUAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAH!
[12:29] * the livingroom explodes away, revealing a blasted, blue-tinted wasteland, the sky bleeding blood
[12:29] <Sailor Venus> What... the hell...
[12:29] <Sailor Uranus> f[BLEEP]k.
[12:29] <Sailor Neptune> Do I want to know what this is?
[12:30] <Sailor Pluto> Be glad you're blind.
[12:31] * Miss Dream stands atop a cliff, a tattered black cloak surrounding her, a twisted, gnarled version of the Silence Glaive in her hands
[12:31] * Miss Dream is now known as Miss Nightmare
[12:31] <Miss Nightmare> Welcome... to your Future's End. The Final Nightmare.
[12:32] * @spiritflame changes topic to `The External`
[12:32] * GERMATOID 'S NOSE STARTS TO BLEED
[12:32] <.`~SugaBB_2999~`.> hloy sit, lok!
[12:32] * @Dr_Xadium takes Tomoe's pulse, and checks his eyes
[12:33] <@Dr_Xadium> His complexion is clearing up... but there's no eye movement...
[12:33] <.`~SugaBB_2999~`.> horatru...
[12:33] <@Dr_Xadium> Her face is darkening... what... does this mean?
[12:33] <.`~SugaBB_2999~`.> si loks lik har ded used 2
[12:34] <@Dr_Xadium> Somehow I think things just got worse...
[12:34] <.`~SugaBB_2999~`.> /...fak