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Who wants some more music?
[Update] Creepin on this thread
princeofpuzzles wrote in thewake_rp
[There's problems right here in Nautilus City, but some people just don't care. Some people just sit back and watch the show. But every now and then someone also needs to just participate, right?]



[The feeds opens to the sound of music coming from ... well we all know the drill at this point, it's coming from nowhere and everywhere. It shows a sweet little Lily Evans just walking down the street in time with the music, not a care in the world, when a dapper ... er, "gentleman" shows up cane in one hand and a wicked smile on his face.

He then begins to sing. God help us all.]


Heard you're new in town,
Want someone to show you 'round?
Well no one knows this place just quite like me.


[He spreads his hands out motioning around the city before strolling leisurely around Lily, almost appraising her, but still giving the air of a concerned individual.]

Well I don't hang with the crowd
Where I go we're dressing down
I'll take you where the music plays for free
.

[He then extends his hand in a kindly manner.]

So don't rely
On people you meet
...

[Lily just raises an eyebrow, not sure what the heck this loon is on about.]

'Cause no one is safe in these streets!

[He just grabs her by the arm and whisks her off. The feed then changes to the sinister looks of ... the wooded shops of the Southern District.]

I'm gonna take you out tonight
I'm gonna make you feel all right


[Next the museum of the Eastern District, where Lily actually looks like she's enjoying what she's seeing as Riddler walks behind, still singing and watching her almost paternally.]

I don't have a lot of money but we'll be fine
No I don't have a penny but I'll show you a good time.


[And still they move onto the streets of Manhattan.]

I'm gonna take you out tonight
I'm gonna make you feel all right
.

[The montage continues to the great library where Lily examines some books and the Riddler absent-mindedly views a couple himself.]

I don't have a lot of money but we'll be fine
No I don't have a penny but I'll show you a real good time
...

[The montage ends at the Western District, Lily actually eating some ice cream happily as Riddler walks beside her, one hand in a pocket, the other with his own ice cream cone (Lily had insisted after all), and cane under his arm.]

So what do you think so far?
Is it all you're hoping for,
Does it live up to your every dream?
Or do we disappoint,
Well you made the choice
When you wake up can you hear the screams?


[Wait, when did the Riddler move behind her? Lily doesn't even seem to notice, instead looking happily around the now perhaps too-menacing Western District.]

So don't rely
On people you meet
'Cause no one's safe in these
Streets!


[With punctuation the Riddler raises his cane and whacks Lily on the back of the head with it, knocking the poor girl unconscious. Now we see his true colors once more, as that mischievous gleam in his eyes return. Continuing to sing he picks Lily's body up and slings it over his shoulder before strolling happily down the streets of the Western District.]

I'm gonna take you out tonight
I'm gonna make you feel all right
I don't have a lot of money but we'll be fine
No I don't have a penny but I'll show you a good time ...


[The feed cuts to ... somewhere. Dark, large, with Lily inside some sort of class cage. She awakens blearily, looking around rubbing her head before getting a look of pure annoyance on her face. Not even rage. Somewhere Riddler's voice is still crooning.]

I'm gonna take you out tonight
I'm gonna make you feel all right
I don't have a lot of money but we'll be fine
No I don't have a penny but I'll show you a real good time.


[Something beneath her feet illuminates, a checkered board of question marks, some lit and some not. She steps clumsily aside and the square she steps on darkens, illuminating others around it. Clearly it's some sort of puzzle, the trick to turn out all the lights. Easy enough, right?]

[Within the building there is a large metallic clang, like some sort of lever being pulled. A shower of water begins to pour over Lily's head and she gives a bit of a startled cry.]

[The entire building suddenly brightens, what appears to be some sort of warehouse. The Riddler is standing on some scaffolding above the glass cage, staring with malicious glee as Lily realizes the danger she is in. If she doesn't solve the puzzle she will drown. However she shows no panic nor fear, but pure determination. As a puddle begins to form over her ankles she steps square by square.]

I'm gonna take you out tonight
I'm gonna make you feel all right
I don't have a lot of money but we'll be fine
No I don't have a penny but I'll show you a good time
...

[The water is rising quickly, already to her hips and making it difficult to maneuver properly. Still she goes strong.]

I'm gonna take you out tonight
I'm gonna make you feel all right
I don't have a lot of money but we'll be fine
No I don't have a penny but I'll show you a real good time!


[Raising to her head now, Lily has only a few more squares to go as the music finishes. She places her hands on the glass to push herself down, keep from being buoyant as she solves the final steps to the puzzle. But it's not enough, and after a final shaky breath the entire cage is filled. With final desperation she pushes herself off the top and slams her feet down on the final square, turning it off. As the light goes out, so does the entire room go dark once more and the floor of the cage opens, dropping her ten feet to the ground below with the rest of the water. She coughs up some fluid from her lungs before standing up and giving a glare to the darkness.]

You ... you lying, selfish ... ugh!

[The feed then cuts out.]

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[Even though Dana's been keeping to herself and not posting to the network, she's been keeping an eye on it, and this looks serious enough for her to respond.]

Lily? Are you all right now?

[And, just barely audible:]

You're dead, Riddler.

[Cough sputter cough]

Oh, yes, perfectly alright!

[>[ >[ >[ Well, okay, she's mostly OK, but she sure looks pissed!]

[Wringing out her hair AUGH priorities]

I'm alright. [Cough] Mostly.

Edited at 2012-04-01 11:47 pm (UTC)

Lily!

[Time for the scary eyes!]

Let her go, creep!

"Creep" doesn't even begin to describe him.

[Now she's wringing out her sweater. And shaking a little but because it's cold.]

[She doesn't know who you are, but-]

Are you alright? Do you know where you are?

[She recognizes him from Christmas.]

I-

[She tries to look around, but she really can't see much of anything]

As alright as can be, given the circumstances, and I'm afraid not.

Edited at 2012-04-02 12:55 am (UTC)

I've solved your sorry puzzle, now let me out!

[She solved the puzzle. Interesting.

Lily it would have been far better for you to die than solve it.

He speaks, but it's among the darkness, and the direct location is not clear.]


But now you've peaked my interest.

MISS!! Shit... Are you alright!? Where are you? Crap... you could be anywhere in this shitty city... Do you have any way of sending out a signal flare, or something like that?

[He glares at the screen, though the Riddler is long-vanished from view.] Damn it... YOU again!? You asshole! You have a sick way of amusing yourself!

[voice/locked to Riddler because l-lol muncest otherwise]

Nygma.

... men like that deserve to die in ditches.

[Haibara sighs in annoyance.]

Are you out now or do you still need help?

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