rekindledtitan: (On duty)
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TYPE: Patrol log

LOCATION: Nexus

PARTIES: Three [3]. One [1] Ghost-type, [1] Guardian-type, designate Blaze-37, Class Titan [[personal profile] rekindledtitan], One [1] Unconfirmed, designate Costas, Adia [[personal profile] chiron_survivor]



ASSOCIATIONS: Multiversal Nexus; Costas, Adia; Blaze-37; Cylons; New Caprica; Demeter Effect



Blaze’s patrols in the Nexus have become less frequent, but the need to keep the place monitored and safe hasn’t diminished just because she wants to distract herself. So she still arrives, on a schedule dictated by strategy and calculated variations. All the better to be unpredictable.

Still, there are certain people they’re not out to surprise, and by the time her boots hit the paved Nexus streets this time, Ghost has already sent a text message well ahead of them:

Hello Adia! If you’re free to come along, we’ll be on patrol in the Nexus three hours from now. Hopefully the temporal variations won’t throw that estimate off by too much. If you can make it then we’ll arrange a rendezvous. -Ghost

Date: 2017-01-08 07:54 pm (UTC)
chiron_survivor: (Default)
From: [personal profile] chiron_survivor
As luck would have it, Adia is free of obligations (or critical Cylon surveillance) at the time Blaze will be on patrol. She fires off a quick reply, not wanting to have her PINpoint out of her pocket longer than necessary.

I can make it. Where do you want to meet?

Date: 2017-01-08 09:53 pm (UTC)
chiron_survivor: (one sad tulip)
From: [personal profile] chiron_survivor
Ok. See you there.

Having arrived a bit early, Adia is already standing by the coffee machines, a cup of hot chocolate in her hands to ward off the winter chill. She doesn't look any worse for wear physically, but there is a pensiveness in her expression, a tiredness that wasn't present at the Halloween party. It seems the new year has brought her more, not fewer worries.

She brightens immediately upon seeing Blaze -- or Ghost, rather, as he is easy to spot floating above everyone. She waves them over with a gloved hand. "Hi, Blaze. Ghost. Happy New Year."

Date: 2017-01-10 03:15 am (UTC)
chiron_survivor: (Default)
From: [personal profile] chiron_survivor
Adia smiles tiredly; she feels bad that this is the first bit of news she will share with her friends, but maybe it's better to get the bad news out of the way before bringing up more pleasant topics. "The Resistance bombed a Cylon armory a couple of days ago. The Cylons retaliated by rounding up a few suspects and increasing their security. It's tense, at work. And I'm worried that this is only the beginning."

Date: 2017-01-11 01:08 am (UTC)
chiron_survivor: (tired of running)
From: [personal profile] chiron_survivor
Adia sighs softly and wishes that she could give Ghost a pat on his... well, on him. His concern is touching. "They're doing exactly what I thought they would," she says, looking from him to Blaze, and there is a morbid sort of pleasure in being proven right, in not being unnecessarily worried, but that self-righteousness is short-lived. "I don't know where they got their explosives. I'm assuming they made them from chemicals at the water treatment plant, but Will has kept me purposefully out of the loop, in case I get questioned."

She takes a small sip of hot chocolate, preparing herself to deliver more bad news. "Several Cylons died in the blast. They resurrected, but... Julia, the Cylon I work with, she says that a Cylon doesn't lose the memories of dying. They relive them when they resurrect."

Date: 2017-01-12 06:30 pm (UTC)
chiron_survivor: (Default)
From: [personal profile] chiron_survivor
Adia cringes a little at Blaze's assessment, but she hates to see anyone suffer. Even Cylons, but especially Caspar, who she had hoped escaped his violent suicide relatively unscathed. But she doesn't interrupt Blaze's exchange with Ghost, just listens silently and wonders if there is more to being a Guardian than simply fighting evil and protecting civilians.

"I think, unfortunately, the only thing they've learned is to hate us more," Adia says quietly. "But what's done is done." As awful as it is, at least the Cylons can come back from the dead, and she can't help but feel a little resentment over that. "How are things on your world, Blaze? It looks like you've been busy."

Date: 2017-01-15 12:30 pm (UTC)
chiron_survivor: (Default)
From: [personal profile] chiron_survivor
"They can be kind of petty," Adia admits with an almost embarrassed look. "They've been sentient less than fifty years... I didn't think something like that would matter, but the one I work with, Julia, she seems really emotionally immature at times. They don't have a lot of empathy for us to begin with, anyway." Sensing Blaze's frustration, she adds, "They don't have much in common with you. Or you," she says, smiling briefly at Ghost.

At the change of subject, she nods hurriedly and takes a quick sip of hot chocolate. "Okay, lead the way. I've been doing some more exploring myself lately, but the winter weather has kept me closer to the Plaza most days."

Date: 2017-01-16 12:55 pm (UTC)
chiron_survivor: (Default)
From: [personal profile] chiron_survivor
"It is," she says simply. "But they aren't as different from humans as some people would have you believe, either. You see far scarier things on your world, Ghost." It is something of a marvel that a little alien machine can show more concern for Adia than a Cylon that is biologically no different from a human. Blaze is lucky to have him as a companion.

Adia keeps pace with Blaze as best she can. It is not her height or a lack of energy that gives her trouble, it's that darn cup of hot chocolate. She can't take a sip without slowing down. "Ah, maybe not so fast at first?" She'd ditch the drink but she hates to waste anything, even if it was free and made with one of those instant cocoa packets. "The snow is beautiful, but I don't want any of it on me when I return home." There is no way to explain snow on a planet where the only precipitation is rain. "But it is very pretty. I'm glad I get to see it here."

Date: 2017-01-17 03:45 pm (UTC)
chiron_survivor: (reporting for duty)
From: [personal profile] chiron_survivor
"You can fight them with a clear conscience," Adia says, smiling a little at Ghost's comment. Not that she desires to punch anyone, but a war fighting pure evil sounds much more appealing than the complicated mess in Adia's world.

"Sorry." She lifts up her cup. "Once I finish this, I'll be able to move faster." The cold doesn't seem to be bothering her, though. She's not even wearing a hat. "Yes, that's right," she says, pleased that Blaze remembered her home world. "We had snow in the mountains, but the winters where I lived were very mild. Only a few inches at most."

The topic of winter is a perfect segue to mentioning its patron spirit, but Adia stalls, taking another sip of hot chocolate first before clearing her throat. "I, um... I talked to Reynard."

Date: 2017-01-18 12:59 am (UTC)
chiron_survivor: (woobie eyes)
From: [personal profile] chiron_survivor
Despite the conditions of her settlement, Adia is a lot hardier than Steve. It also helps that Reynard blessed her with cold resistance for the season. "You have a sense of smell?" she asks Ghost, surprised, before peering at the little bot thoughtfully. "You aren't missing too much. Flavor mostly comes from a human's sense of smell. The tongue only picks up five distinct tastes, so it's smell that carries the most information."

Adia stops as well, less gracefully, not expecting so abrupt a reaction. It takes her a moment to fall back in sync with Blaze, "It went okay. It wasn't easy confronting him, but he knew something was wrong as soon as he saw me. I... I don't think he realized how much it would hurt me, to be caught off-guard like that." To be reminded of her own painful past. "So, um... he explained himself, as best he could, and promised that he would try to be honest with me from now on." She looks up at the both of them, Blaze especially, unconsciously looking for their acceptance, or at least tolerance, of her continued friendship with Reynard. "I don't think he would ever hurt me -- not directly -- but I can't say the same for the Nexus. He's not the same person in the winter. But at least I know what to expect."

Date: 2017-01-19 07:17 pm (UTC)
chiron_survivor: (Default)
From: [personal profile] chiron_survivor
"Well, if you don't need to eat, then a sense of smell loses some of its purpose," Adia muses out loud. "But it's still important. It's the most primitive sense. Can you eat, Blaze? Or do you use your sense of taste for something else?" Seems kind of a strange thing to give an artificial life form, even one with a similar structure to a human.

Not knowing how to interpret Blaze's reaction, she hurriedly takes another sip of hot chocolate, draining the cup enough to justify throwing it out. A quick toss in a nearby trashcan, and she quickens her pace for Blaze's benefit, as if to apologize. For what, she doesn't know. "He said that this time of year, his own will is Winter's. And Winter wanted to stay in the Nexus for as long as possible."

Date: 2017-01-22 02:36 am (UTC)
chiron_survivor: (Default)
From: [personal profile] chiron_survivor
She hopes she hasn't said something inappropriate by asking. Although it's true, it doesn't make much sense. "Cylons inherited a lot from humans, too, but I much prefer your company, even if we can't share a meal." Or the same walking speed for too long.

"Well... not quite. It's not as though he's possessed. But Winter lives through him. I don't think he could tell it 'no', even if he wanted to." She hopes she's explaining it in a way that Blaze will understand. "Do the people on your Earth have any stories about spirits that they like to share? Creation myths, things like that?"

Date: 2017-01-24 02:13 am (UTC)
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From: [personal profile] chiron_survivor
"Whatever they did, they did it the right way." She wouldn't want hordes of evil aliens swarming her solar system, but she can't help but wish that the relationship between Cylons and humans had turned out a little more like the ones between Guardians and humans. "You can drink? How does that work?" She looks over at Ghost again curiously. "How about you? Or do you only have sensory receptors?"

Adia nods, mildly surprised. She had forgotten that Blaze's world had some names and myths in common with her own. "Demeter is one of our gods, yes. She's in charge of agriculture and fertility..." She puzzles a little over any possible connection to Reynard, then shakes her head. "She's responsible for winter, too, but only because her daughter was kidnapped and taken to the underworld. At least, according to the old myths. Stuff that predates the Sacred Scrolls. But the reason I bring it up is that Reynard fits those old myths. The ones that talk of spirits who are beholden to the things that they represent."

Date: 2017-01-25 02:22 am (UTC)
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From: [personal profile] chiron_survivor
"Oh... oh, I see." She never would have thought it possible for robots to get drunk, except she's had this conversation before. "I had a robot friend in the Nexus who told me that his kind could get drunk on something called energon."

Adia hides a smile behind her hand when Ghost gives Blaze a look. "Not a fan?" she says mildly. She suspects that Ghost wouldn't drink even if he could, likely for the same reasons she chooses not to imbibe much. "No, not very much. I have a low tolerance, and the only alcohol available in the Settlement is the kind you make in a wash basin. It smells like paint thinner."

"No, of course not," she agrees quickly. "It's not like he's possessed, he's still aware of what he's doing." She absently adjusts the scarf around her neck, a thick wool knit in a pretty shade of blue. "He's well aware that he's made enemies here, too. He doesn't seem to care much about that. But... he does care about me, for what it's worth."

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