ASLEEP at the wheel

The sleep card has awoken, leaving an oil freighter adrift in the sea. It's up to the magical girls(and boy!) to capture it and bring it to justice, can they do it? Yes. Yes they can. With one well placed coffee mug, the card was successfully 'mugged'.

Date: 2017-10-20
Pose Count: 57
Sakura Kinomoto 2017-10-20 23:19:38 85142
The oil freighter drifted on the waters, surrounded by ships and the navy(?) or whatever tokyo had. Basically, no one was getting in and out and they were trying to keep people away before it got dangerous.

Of course, Sakura had called her friends when the problem started, though only a few were available. There was a clow card on that boat. She just didn't know which one, or what it was doing. Her recent experiences with Takashi also made her a tad nervous about even trying it on her own. So she had made her calls, and was now waiting on a hill overlooking the bay.

Being recorded by Tomoyo, with Kero resting on her shoulder. Outfit of choice? An adorable pink and white space girl outfit. No sakura didn't get a say in it.
Sayaka Miki 2017-10-20 23:23:42 85143
Sayaka Miki had answered the call, and while her experience with Clow cards was limited she was determined to help out Sakura, knowing how nervous she had been lately. Playing the protective older sister, she readily joined the younger girl on the hill top, peering over the bay. 0Heh, Sakura-chan, how have you been? It's been a while."
Ikiko Hisakata 2017-10-20 23:27:49 85144
Ikiko had been one of the ones to receive the call, and she had headed over as soon as she could. Now arriving here as Cute Wolf Tsukiko, she waves to Sakura and Sayaka, then looks out across the ocean towards the freighter.

"Well, as long as we don't have to swim over there, we should be fine," the wolfgirl muses as 1-3 wolfmotes float around her. "And you said you weren't sure which card was doing this, Sakura?"
Makio Ryu 2017-10-20 23:38:18 85147
Makio having been someone Sakura had only met passingly once at the crown, it was actually Ryou and Keiichiro who sent him here. They were uncertain, but wanted to check and make sure this situation wasn't some how related to the Cyniclons, and even if it wasn't, this was NOT a thing they wanted to leave alone either way. As such Mew Macaroon has shown up and happened upon the others, rather unexpected as it is.

"Oh, hey," the pirate lite mahou shounen greets, "At least it looks like I'm not going to be looking into this alone after all!" Ichigo was apparently involved with something else for the time being.
Sakura Kinomoto 2017-10-20 23:42:46 85148
Sakura Kinomoto glanced and then... Some of her friends did come! She gave a big nod. "I... I've been okay. Mostly. I ummmm... I just.... know there's a card over there." She turned towards it, then paused. "Huh? Oh! Um, no, we won't have to swim. I actually have our way in already figured out. It's when we get there that I'm not sure what to do." Especially if Takashi was there.

She pulled out two cards. "Whenever everyone is ready, I'll get us--" And then Mew. She blinked a few times, then her eyes widened. "O-oh! I remember you! I think! You were there.... before, right? Um, thank you for all of your help!" She meets. So many. Magical. People. She bowed politely.
Sayaka Miki 2017-10-20 23:47:44 85149
Puella Magi Sayaka glances around and nods Wolf girl and a Mew she doesn't know join them. "Hi! Glad you could join us! Should be a piece of cake!" she steps closer to Sakura, resting a hand on her shoulder. "Don't worry, it'll be alright. You just provide the way in. We'll grab the Clow card and make our way out. You all ready?"
Ikiko Hisakata 2017-10-20 23:53:02 85151
Cute Wolf Tsukiko blinks a bit at the Mew, but nods to Sakura and Sayaka. "If you have a travel plan in mind, then I'm ready," she agrees with a smile as her motes rest on her shoulder.
Makio Ryu 2017-10-20 23:56:45 85152
Mew Macaroon nods toward Sakura's comment. "I met you at the Crown. I'd be surprized you recognised me like this, but my accent's given me away to another mahou before." He offers a little bow. "Nice to meet you dudes, but it sounds like I'm still a bit behind in my newness. I dunno anything about these 'clow cards', but this is some bad news, whatever it is, so just let me know how I can help."
Sakura Kinomoto 2017-10-21 00:03:41 85153
Sakura Kinomoto blinked. "O-oh. Wait, I might be.... confusing you with someone else. I'm sorry." She then nodded. "The clow cards--"

"The clow cards are powerful artifacts created from Clow Reed," Kero said, darting in. "The most powerful mage the world has ever known. Sakura here is the card captor, tasked with collecting all of the cards."

"W-well, Takashi-sempai has some of them too..." the child mumbled.

"He's not a card captor, he's a thief. And we'll get those back," Kero said firmly. Sakura... looked unsure.

She just meekly nodded and lifted the cards up. "Float, carry us to the ship! Illusion, hide our presence!" And then... all of them were lifted up. Except... Tomoyo.

Wait, what? The girl looked shocked. "H-hey! Sakura-chan, you can't leave me behind!"

Sakura clenched her staff, but didn't look back. Instead... the group just floated out, over the sea, as mist enshrouded them. Tomoyo kept yelling, but Sakura didn't turn back.

Though the look on her face wasn't happy at all.
Sayaka Miki 2017-10-21 00:16:51 85155
Puella Magi Sayaka fixes her eyes impatiently upon the ship. "Alright, let's cut the small talk and get this over with." she nods to Mew Macaroon and grins. "Nice to meet you, Mew Macaroon, I'm Sayaka Miki." no fancy magical name for her! She looks expectantly towards Sakura as she waits for the rude. "Alright this is what I'm talking about." she grins, feeling herself floating up and away!
Ikiko Hisakata 2017-10-21 00:18:59 85156
"And I'm Cute Wolf Tsukiko," the wolfgirl smiles, then looks towards the ship. "Once we're on the ship, I'll go search for the sailors," she remarks. "Make sure they're not injured, or otherwise in immediate danger."
Makio Ryu 2017-10-21 00:23:07 85158
"That was the right choice," Macaroon insists, "With what's going on, she'd just be in danger. Maybe we can help make it up to her later." Oh right! As Sayaka introduces herself, he feels he should introduce himself more properly. "Yeah, I'm Mew Macaroon, nice to meetcha. Here to help protect the environment and defeat any predasites that might decide to show up! ...jeeze that was probably awkward..." He raises from having taken another bow as they're floating along, rubbing at the back of his neck a bit.
Sakura Kinomoto 2017-10-21 00:43:14 85159
Unsurprising, they made it across the water with no issue. The mist enveloping them. It was keeping them hidden, for now...

However, when they landed, all of a sudden a small, white light appeared in front of them. Sakura blinked and then... smiled. "Oh. It's so cute!" she reached towards it. It seemed to be some kind of pixie.

"Sakura, don't!" Kero yelled, but it was too late. The pixie touched her and the young girl's eyes drifted and then.... The only reason she didn't just collapse was Kero grabbed her by the back, holding her up. "A-a little... help..." he groaned.


The pixie flew off below deck. And, unfortunately, without sakura to maintain it, the illusionary mist was fading....
Sayaka Miki 2017-10-21 00:53:37 85160
Puella Magi Sayaka is enjoying the little rude but of course this is all business. Eyes narrow as she spies the 'cute' pixie, yelling out a warning seconds too late. "Sakura-chan!" she married her eyes, leaping to catch her and bring her down safely to deck. Once safely on board she glances around to check on the others. "Everyone alright? Watch out for the Pixie, I think that's what we need to catch, but with Sakura asleep.." can they still catch it?
Ikiko Hisakata 2017-10-21 01:04:44 85161
"Maybe my motes can dogpile it?" Tsukiko shrugs. With the card having come to visit them on arrival, checking on the sailors now seems like a secondary task at best.

Tsukiko's wolfmotes start ranging ahead of her as she carefully follows in the wake of the card, peeking into rooms to see where the little sprite has hidden.
Makio Ryu 2017-10-21 01:07:12 85162
Mew Macaroon hurriedly moves to try and help, but it looks like Sayaka's got it covered. "Yeah, doesn't look like we're touching that thing if we can help it," he says with a frown. All ok here, but I guess we found the reason why no reports have been coming in..."

He tilts his head thoughtfully as he peers to the two Mahou Shoujo that are still alert. "Do you think you can carry her and still do your thing, Saya'," Macaroon asks, "Cause it sounds like you guys know the situation better than me, so, it might be best not to slow you down."
Sakura Kinomoto 2017-10-21 01:11:20 85163
Sakura Kinomoto snores in Sayaka's arms, completely unaware of what's going on. She just laid limply in her arms. Kero sighed and shook his head. "We better get inside."

When inside, they'd see that there were dozens of people. The rescue workers, the workers themselves, all just curled up on the ground, snoring peacefully and unaware of everything going on around them.
Sayaka Miki 2017-10-21 01:15:05 85164
Puella Magi Sayaka looks at the others and friend as she enters the cabin, still carrying Sakura effortlessly. "Okay..I think she will be safe here. Looks like it's the sleep card. We just have to capture it before anyone else falls asleep. However, I think Sakura-chan is the one who can control it with her wand...Hopefully she will wake up on her own, otherwise we may have to steer the ship ourselves. But we should focus on finding and catching sleep first." she carefully lays Sakura on a chair, trying to make her as comfy as possible. "Are you two ready? Kero?"
Ikiko Hisakata 2017-10-21 01:21:48 85165
"I'm ready," Tsukiko nods in reply, glancing both ways down a nearby corridor. "Really hoping it doesn't come down to us trying to steer this ship, but it is what it is."

Some of her wolfmotes float over to Sakura and gently nudge her cheek, like little tan puffballs of moonlight.
Makio Ryu 2017-10-21 01:23:59 85166
Mew Macaroon follows along and seems to agree to Sayaka's idea of resting Sakura here with the others that are asleep. "Right, hopefully she can just find us if she wakes before we can get back," he replies, "Ready as I can be! ...but... It looks like a pixie, so, would using the motes to catch it in some kind of jar work, since touching it seems like a no go?"
Sakura Kinomoto 2017-10-21 01:25:18 85167
Kero nodded. "Yes. Just be careful. Sakura should wake up soon, her own natural magic will win out quick." the guardian said with a nod. "In the mean time. The sleep card isn't a violent or aggressive card, so we should be fine. Against mundane people like this, it's very effective. But you three should be okay as long as you're careful."

He nodded. "Yes. Catching it in a jar or with your own magic should be more than possible. Sleep can't phase through things like some of the cards."
Sayaka Miki 2017-10-21 01:32:47 85168
Puella Magi Sayaka nods, peering around. "Okay..Good idea. We can use your wolf notes to catch the pixie. With any luck it will be drawn to us because we're the only conscious people in here. We just need to attack from afar.." she summons her sword, walking around, peering in every corner. "C'mon then, where are you?" she calls out.
Ikiko Hisakata 2017-10-21 01:38:17 85169
Cute Wolf Tsukiko nods again. "Sounds like a plan," she agrees, giving the motes a smile. They fly back over to her and nuzzle her, then they start floating from doorway to doorway as the wolfgirl cautiously follows them.

As they continue to search, a frown crosses Tsukiko's face. "Sayaka, you mentioned attacking from afar," she remarks. "Um, other than my wolfmotes, how well can we attack from a distance?"
Makio Ryu 2017-10-21 01:42:15 85170
With Kero's responce and Sayaka's statement (and summoning of her sword), Macaroon gives an even firmer nod. He moves to help look around as well, calling for his Macaroon Shards as under his breath as possible. Doing that, an item that looks like a hand guard with nothing attached appears in the grasp of both of his hands.

"If it wasn't for the fact it went for so many normals, I'd wonder if it'd be attracted to magic or not..." he murmurs as he peeks around. Though at Tsukiko's question he pauses. "...well I can /kind of/ do ranged ice wave slashes with the shards, but the waves don't go /very/ far and might be hard to hit a pixie with. There's beams in my big attack, but that takes a lot of energy, so I'd have to be careful of when I drop it..."
Sakura Kinomoto 2017-10-21 01:47:01 85171
Kero nodded. "Good luck. I'll stay here and keep Sakura safe. Just be careful, okay?"
Sayaka Miki 2017-10-21 01:51:08 85172
Puella Magi Sayaka nods to Kero. "Take good care of Sakura-chan!" she grins at Tsukiko. "No worries, I can summon swords and hurl them from afar, when we scare it out of hiding, just try and catch it!" she nods to Macaroon and starts summoning swords and tossing them in various random directions. "C'mon sleep card, you missed some conscious bodies!"
Ikiko Hisakata 2017-10-21 01:56:46 85173
Cute Wolf Tsukiko gives the others a grin, then resumes looking for the sprite, rummaging around through stuff in an attempt to find the card. Even her motes go sniffing through stuff, poking around in some of the harder-to-reach spots.
Makio Ryu 2017-10-21 01:58:59 85174
Mew Macaroon would probably be wierded out by Kero if he hadn't have seen some of the other mascots, now that he takes a moment to notice it... Eh, it's magic. That's all he needs to know. Magic is as magic does. "Come out, come out cute, tiny sleep pixie..." he calls softly as he continues trying to help in the search.
Sakura Kinomoto 2017-10-21 02:07:36 85175
For a while, there was no sign of the card. In fact, it seemed it was leaving them alone? Weird... until they got to the engine room. Someone was sleeping on the wheel and the FROM SAYAKA'S LEFT, the pixie suddenly flew out and over her, its magic flowing down to try and knock her out!
Sayaka Miki 2017-10-21 02:10:22 85176
Puella Magi Sayaka peers around intently, a bit impatiently even and perhaps ready to give up when it suddenly darts towards her. "Woah!" she ducks and rolls to the right, then summons her chain sword, throwing it out like a whip, trying to snag at the pixie and catch it or slow it down or something! "Tsukiko-chan, your wolf motes!"
Ikiko Hisakata 2017-10-21 02:16:01 85177
"Minipack, FETCH!" Tsukiko calls as she points at the pixie. Her wolfmotes dart forward, bumping into the pixie from different angles in an effort to slow it down -- harder than it sounds, given the size difference in favor of Sleep.

In the meantime, the wolfgirl quickly looks for an open box or an empty mug to catch the pixie with.
Makio Ryu 2017-10-21 02:19:16 85178
Hearing the sudden cry from Sayaka, Mew Macaroon 'activiates' the shards with his magic. Jagged, icecicle like energy blades burst into existence from the previously empty handles, laying flat sides pressed upward against his inner arms. He'd try to rush in Sayaka's direction, attempting to fling a slash wave into Sleep's direction with one arm. If nothing else, maybe he can help slow it down?
Sakura Kinomoto 2017-10-21 02:24:20 85179
The sleep card is a nimble little thing. All of a sudden the whip flies out... and it darts around it, the chain getting around it but darting out too fast before it can close. Instead, it leaves the motes to get entangled with the chain as it flies forward. There was, however, a cup in the room. With old coffee.

The pixie weaves around the slashing wave as well, instead making it connect against the poor chain and possibly scattering it, and the poor wolf motes as the card darted straight at Sayaka's face! Reaching out to touch her nose! AGH!
Sayaka Miki 2017-10-21 02:30:21 85180
Puella Magi Sayaka blinks, "It's fast!" she grits her teeth, catching sight of the cup and lunges for it, moments before the pixie reaches out to touch her nose. "Gack!" she stumbles back but is a second too slow, flinging the coffee at the pixie at the same time. DmSuddenly she is overcome with exhaustion and rapidly collapses to the ground, falling asleep. The cup goes flying.
Ikiko Hisakata 2017-10-21 02:38:58 85181
Cute Wolf Tsukiko ducks backward as Sleep rushes forward, her wolfmotes starting to float tipsily from their repeated proximity to the pixie. When the coffee counterattack is made, she has to make a choice: catch Sayaka, or catch the mug?

It's not a hard choice.

The wolfgirl dives forward to catch the mug, giving the Puella an apologetic wince in passing. Halting that Clow Card takes priority, especially if they want to make sure to safely stop the ship.
Makio Ryu 2017-10-21 02:41:17 85182
Mew Macaroon winces as ice energy hits the motes instead of the pixie. Drat, bad move! Annd down goes Sayaka, no! "Augh, no good, sorry Tsukiko," he shoots aside with as much honest regret as he can in such a quick moment. Seeing her go for the cup, he does a sort of sliding roll to try and catch Sayaka.
Sakura Kinomoto 2017-10-21 02:44:15 85183
The sleep card had won, ha, the girl had-- BAM! Mug to the face. The card didn't get caught in it, quite so much. It did, however, get chucked across the room, bounce off a few walls then land in a box.

Ow. Way too light.
Sayaka Miki 2017-10-21 02:55:32 85184
Puella Magi Sayaka is lightly caught in Macaroon's arms before hitting the floor. If she was awake shed thank him. But instead he is greeted by the sound of snoring......
Ikiko Hisakata 2017-10-21 03:01:24 85185
With her attention on catching the mug, Tsukiko wasn't able to track Sleep's pinballing off of the bulkheads. Her wolfmotes were, though, and they lazily drift after the pixie, dozing on it.

A quick turn of the mug and a two-handed placement puts the mug on Sleep, and to further restrict its retreat, Tsukiko quickly closes the box as well. "Unless it recovered immediately after that crash course, I think we've caught it," the wolfgirl says with a small yawn, then giggles. "Coffee: the bane of Sleep."
Makio Ryu 2017-10-21 03:03:06 85186
Mew Macaroon rewards Sayaka's snoring by not so gently 'potato sacking' her over one of his shoulders. Sorry Sayaka, time is not in high quantity right now! He dismisses one of the shards, using one arm to keep her in place...and to readjust her quickly if needed. He goes wide eyed as he noticed the pixie fell into a box! Please let there be some way to close that!

Apparently there is! He gives a small sigh of relief as Tsukiko seems to have captured it. " what though...," is murmured as he peers around lostly.
Sakura Kinomoto 2017-10-21 03:11:04 85187
For a while there was nothing but silence, then.... thrashing as sleep tried to get out of the box! GRRRR! Bad people, how dare they capture it!

Of course, now there was like... bringing it back. Not too hard, actually. And, in fact...

Sakura was up when they walked back, blinking a bit and yawning. "Everyone... okay? Kero filled me in...." She didn't look that away.
Sayaka Miki 2017-10-21 03:15:33 85188
Puella Magi Sayaka yawns and stretches, feeling a little too relaxed to get up just yet but hey wait, did they catch Sleep?? "What's going on?!" she blinks and climbs groggily to her feet, "Dud you catch sleep? Oh! Hey, Sakura Chan..Welcome back!"
Ikiko Hisakata 2017-10-21 03:19:10 85189
Cute Wolf Tsukiko carefully places the box in front of Sakura, one hand still on top to make sure it stays closed. "One boxed Clow Card, some sealing required," she grins. "Sayaka hit Sleep harder than Sleep hit her, and Mew Macaroon's chill slowed it down enough to get it packaged up."
Makio Ryu 2017-10-21 03:20:00 85190
Mew Macaroon flails slightly as Sayaka tries to stand up from her place draped over his shoulder. He manages to safely get her on the floor without either of them falling over, however. "Welcome back dudes," he greets toward Sakura and Sayaka, "Sleep's /hopefully/ about to be taken care of right now!"
Sakura Kinomoto 2017-10-21 03:22:32 85191
Sakura Kinomoto nodded, readied her wand. "O-okay. Ahem. Clow card, return to your true form!" she called, before tapping it the moment the box opened. The card tried to dive BACK into the box, and away, but it wasn't enough! It was sucked into the card, turning back into a card.

That flew down in front of Sayeka. Well, she HAD hit it with the mug.
Sayaka Miki 2017-10-21 04:00:25 85193
Puella Magi Sayaka blinks and scratches her head as the Sleep card floats in front of her. Instinctively she reaches out for it, handing it to Sakura. "Here, do you think the others will wake up now?"
Ikiko Hisakata 2017-10-21 04:03:54 85194
Cute Wolf Tsukiko gently scoops up her now-dozing wolfmotes and places them on her shoulder. "We should probably leave before that happens," she remarks. "As long as we're sure the ship is stopped, anyway -- did anyone see what speed setting they were at?"
Makio Ryu 2017-10-21 04:06:09 85195
Mew Macaroon erfs a little at that thought. "That's right...that could be an issue...both of those could," he replies, "And I think all of us were too busy with sleep to think to look. Do we still have time?"
Sakura Kinomoto 2017-10-21 04:10:36 85196
The ship has been adrift for days. Sakura took a pen and wrote down on the card, "Thank you!" Kero nodded.

"Yeah, they won't wake up for a bit. But we should get out of here, before they wake up. People might be coming to see eventually, too. Once the first wakes up, who knows what'll happen?" he said.

Sakura nodded and drew the two cards. "I... I'm ready whenever everyone else is. Thank you," she mumbled softly.
Sayaka Miki 2017-10-21 04:20:57 85197
Puella Magi Sayaka frowns as she glances around. "Wow, has it really been adrift that long? But I hope they wake up before it hits the shore! Alright Sakura-chan, how about another ride back to shore?"
Ikiko Hisakata 2017-10-21 04:25:26 85198
"Well, drifting's certainly better than motoring into the shore," Tsukiko notes as she steps in to reduce the radius Float needs. "Time to get out of here!"
Makio Ryu 2017-10-21 04:26:50 85199
Mew Macaroon nods to the others. "No problemo, let's get out of here then dudes. Sorry I seem to have kinda gotten in the way there...just a case of the new kidness kicking in, I guess." He moves in closer as well. "Though um, I /can/ swim if amount of people's too much."
Sakura Kinomoto 2017-10-21 04:38:25 85200
Sakura Kinomoto Sakura nodded and... soon they were shrouded in mist, making the flight back pretty fast and simple. "Oh, no, I can support us all," she said. She glanced to the sky... "No takashi-sempai..." she mumbled, before they slowly hovered towards land.

Tomoyo... did not look pleased. In fact, she was scolding.
Sayaka Miki 2017-10-21 04:40:47 85201
Puella Magi Sayaka nods and steps into the floaty platform, grinning. "I could get used to this..." she murmurs, though her smile fades as Taka is mentioned, watching Sakura with concern. "Hey, you did well, Sakura-chan..I'm glad I got to help." she offers with an encouraging smile. "I think we all did well. We should go out for ice cream!"
Ikiko Hisakata 2017-10-21 04:46:29 85202
"Ice cream sounds like a good idea," Tsukiko nods as they float along.

After landing, the wolfgirl gives Tomoyo an apologetic shrug. "I'm not sure how well the footage would have turned out," Tsukiko notes to the cameragirl. "Kind of hard to aim a camera when the Clow Card makes you fall asleep."
Makio Ryu 2017-10-21 04:46:58 85203
Mew Macaroon nods in agreement with Sayaka. "And Sakura can take her friend to the Mew Mew Cafe sometime later to make up for leaving her here," he adds, cause then he can probably fanagle something up in her favor, since he works there. "If it makes you feel better, Sakura fell asleep..."
Sakura Kinomoto 2017-10-21 04:48:04 85204
Tomoyo shrieked. "I missed Sakura-chan falling asleep? But she's adorable when she sleeps! That's not fair! I could have gotten the best footage from that!"

Sakura merely sighed. Yeah, ice cream sounded great...