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[Somewhere deep, deep in the crumbled, abandoned remains of what was once the slums of Merry Widow, past a half-collapsed armory containing the charred and broken bits of disturbing weapons from a bygone era, there is a rickety old house surrounded by a high wire fence. Perhaps once warm and welcoming, the building now holds all the nostalgia of a bombed-out schoolhouse in a forbidden and forgotten war zone.

A hole has been cut in the chain link fence, just large enough for a person to pass through. Beyond it, the entire wall of the building has been taken out, and the inside is rank with mildew and mist. Rotting books, pictures, wallpaper, and less identifiable substances have seeped into the surroundings, left to decompose where they fell years ago, the sad reminders of a life ended tragically quick. Even the bandits (shady, violent criminals that have made a territory of the remains of the city) and the vagabonds (dusty, homeless wanderers with sticky fingers who hide in the cracks) have left this area well enough alone. It's too dilapidated to safely worldhop straight in, and too far into the ruins to be reached by car or mount. It seems impossible that a wheelchair might have come this way, but if one carefully examines the dusty ground between the jagged chunks of concrete, tire tracks (and deeper dragging tracks) are faintly visible.

There are more tracks inside the house, criss-crossing the filthy floor and the even more filthy remains of old carpets. There are signs that the stairs have been used as well -- not as recently as the tracks, but sometime after the house fell into disrepair. A year or so ago, perhaps? The door at the top of the stairs hangs drunkenly half-on, half-off its hinges, and the massive, echoing room beyond is dark and in complete shambles. The rest of the building is hardly any brighter, half-buried as it is in the debris of the surrounding city. The depressing shades of gray give it the feeling of being frozen forever in some terrible moment in time, sealed off from the outside world of the living. And for a place that was once so filled with music, it is now stuffed to the seams with deadened silence.

It can't possibly be healthy to live here.

For all intents and purposes, nobody's home, and nobody has been for a while. But under the grime, some of the water bottles and garbage look newer than the rest, and there's plenty of nooks and crannies in the former music academy that are large enough to hide a person...]

Date: 2009-03-31 09:44 pm (UTC)
From: [identity profile] godisagirl.livejournal.com
[And suddenly, there are voices in the silence, breaking through the deadness of the place and bringing just a little life. It's a girl and her two male companions. Haruhi is trying to remember how the Merry Widow used to be, and where in it, Alize could hide]

Alize! Come out! I know you're in here!

Date: 2009-03-31 10:38 pm (UTC)
From: [identity profile] clockmaster.livejournal.com
[Hakuba studied the place. Alizé describe it to him once, but he never imagined it to be so decadent. Even Watson, perched on his shoulder, looked warily around.]

It's not a good idea to scream here. The place looks like it's going to collapse, and we can scare her.

Date: 2009-04-01 02:41 am (UTC)
From: [personal profile] pandorabox
[Kaito was trailing both Haruhi and Hakuba, hand in his pocket, clutched around his card gun just in case]

... this is Merry Widow? [he never imagined it would be this bad]

Date: 2009-04-01 03:01 am (UTC)
From: [identity profile] godisagirl.livejournal.com
Guess so. But she's here! I know she is, but we have to go in deeper, Alize isn't the type to make things easy.

[Haruhi has a small pistol strapped to her leg, though she makes no effort to grab at it]

Date: 2009-04-01 03:09 am (UTC)
From: [identity profile] clockmaster.livejournal.com
[Hakuba already noticed the pistol, and he's not very pleased with it. He has Alizé magic pistol with him though, and the photos Aoko took when they were ice skating.]

You been here before? [He ask as he moves his right arm and Watson flew to it.] Check the place from the sky, my friend. [He tells her, and the hawk flew away]

Date: 2009-04-01 05:18 am (UTC)
From: [personal profile] pandorabox
[Kaito sucks in a deep breath]

If you've been here before Suzumiya-san, you should lead the way so we don't get lost.

Date: 2009-04-01 05:24 am (UTC)
From: [identity profile] godisagirl.livejournal.com
I'm already leading the way because I'm a leader! And we're going...this way! [she points down a hall] Alize said she used to have a room back there.

Date: 2009-04-01 01:30 pm (UTC)
From: [identity profile] clockmaster.livejournal.com
Let's go then. [The blond detective is not exactly happy with the idea of someone he barely know giving them orders, but it's for Alizé's sake. The girl has a temper and looks like she knows what she's doing, Hakuba wonders about how olds she is.]

Date: 2009-04-01 02:50 pm (UTC)
From: [personal profile] pandorabox
[Ah, good ol' hard headed Haruhi. Kaito shoots Hakuba an amused glance, before he follows the girl down the hallway, glancing from left to right as he walks to make sure nothing is going to sneak up on him.]

Date: 2009-04-01 05:27 pm (UTC)
From: [identity profile] godisagirl.livejournal.com
[Haruhi moves down the hallway and starts slowly making her way up the stairs. It's a dangerous path as a lot of the steps have rotted away and left gaping dark holes down.]

Date: 2009-04-01 05:45 pm (UTC)
From: [identity profile] clockmaster.livejournal.com
[Hakuba follows her, carefully not to step on the wrong place.]

How did you know about this place?

Date: 2009-04-01 07:01 pm (UTC)
From: [personal profile] pandorabox
[Kaito's naturally light footed, so traversing the stairs is pretty easy for him. Looks like Hakuba and Haruhi are talking, so he stays silent right now]

Date: 2009-04-01 07:53 pm (UTC)
From: [identity profile] godisagirl.livejournal.com
I went here once with Alize a long time ago. Anything else is none of your business.

[Haruhi jumped over a large hole and landed on the top of the stairs. She looked around, trying to remember where to go]

Date: 2009-04-01 08:13 pm (UTC)
From: [identity profile] clockmaster.livejournal.com
[Hakuba gave the girl a glare, he's trying to be civil for now so he didnt' reply.]

Date: 2009-04-02 12:24 am (UTC)
From: [personal profile] pandorabox
[Over the hole Kaito goes too!]

So secretive, Suzumiya-san...

Date: 2009-04-02 01:09 am (UTC)
From: [identity profile] godisagirl.livejournal.com
It's Alize's job to tell you, she doesn't talk about this place much for a reason.

[finally decides on a direction and heads down the hall]

Date: 2009-04-02 01:25 am (UTC)
From: [identity profile] clockmaster.livejournal.com
[The detective is still following her in silence. Looking up from time to time to see if Watson was near.]

Date: 2009-04-02 10:38 pm (UTC)
From: [personal profile] pandorabox
[Frowning. Alize told him the whole story, so he knows why she never speaks about this place. He isn't sure why she came back here if it just brings up bad memories, but if Haruhi is sure... then he'll trust her]

How much further?

Date: 2009-04-03 04:43 am (UTC)
From: [identity profile] godisagirl.livejournal.com
Not much.

[and here we are! peeks into the dorm rooms]

Alize?

Date: 2009-04-03 03:54 pm (UTC)
From: [identity profile] clockmaster.livejournal.com
[Striding into the room, Hakuba stared at the lyrics warily.]

Alize! [He scream to the emptiness] We are not going back without you.

Date: 2009-04-04 02:30 am (UTC)
From: [personal profile] pandorabox
[He sucks in a deep breath, hands up by his mouth to amplify his sound]

Oi! Alize! C'mon, we know you're here!

Date: 2009-04-05 10:46 pm (UTC)
From: [identity profile] godisagirl.livejournal.com
[leans down and picks up one of the note sheets, softly humming out the tune written on it, before looking around]

Alize, stop being dumb and get out here!

sorry for the late reply >_>

Date: 2009-04-11 02:21 pm (UTC)
From: [identity profile] clockmaster.livejournal.com
Hakuba come closer to the door, his eyes still trying to adapt to the darkness. Hakuba blinked. Had she just-?

He paused for a long moment. "Alizé. Get out, please" Was the final pronouncement.

/also late

Date: 2009-04-14 04:32 am (UTC)
From: [personal profile] pandorabox
[Kaito reaches out and grabs the door, glancing at Hakuba in the process]

Let's open it.

Date: 2009-04-14 05:56 am (UTC)
From: [identity profile] godisagirl.livejournal.com
Okay!

[KICKS THAT DOOR OPEN]

Date: 2009-04-14 06:01 pm (UTC)
From: [identity profile] clockmaster.livejournal.com
[That's what not exactly how Hakuba likes to do things, specially because the pace can fall down and any moment, but at least the door was opened now.]

...T.thanks Haruhi.

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