Danger at the Discotheque!


Disco Vampire. Does it need any other description!?

Date: 2019-04-14
Pose Count: 23
Lacrima 2019-04-14 00:31:26 104482
Lacrima had gathered the usual people around, or those that would come anyways. Mars seemed absent this time... she wondered if she'd done something to upset her. She did not, but it was that little twinge of self doubt always nagging at her.

She gently looked at the sheet music and scratched her head. The music still sounded... modern. At least. When compared to the period pieces and old piano and harpsichord pieces that have come before. This one sounded like some sort of weird 'crocodile rock'.

Still she sighed and looked back to Jiaying and shrugged. "I dunno what to expect with this one. But... uh yeah."

She gently rubbed her face as she began to get ready to play it... with feeling, and open the door to whatever odd weird dream this one led to.
Ariel Theodore 2019-04-14 00:37:05 104483
    Ariel wouldn't miss this for the world. The littlest unicorn has her sense of duty, but more than that, this is her girlfriend. And therefore she has to be here to support Lacrima in both word and deed.
    No sign of Lucky though; the giant hound has been left to roam outside the manor for Jiaying's sake as Ariel, already in her silvery platemail, settles on the piano bench nect to Lacrima.
    "I think expectations can be thrown out the window after last time. Hopefully we don't end up calling Poderoso again."
Miho Kagami 2019-04-14 00:40:52 104484
Miho got here already in henshin. (She's still reluctant to transform in the middle of Lacrima's home unless there's an actual need to do so, given that she's made of purification.) "Slightly worried about the smaller turnout, but what can you do," she says softly. "And, like ... Even I'm slightly distracted by the new school year, since I'm a high school girl now, but like, this is important." She looks over the sheet music, remembering the modern sound even if she can't read it herself. "Still say there's some kind of shenanigans going on."

She nods to Ariel. "I'm gonna be a little quicker on the uptake if he does show up," she says. "I really don't want a repeat of last time. Noroiko wouldn't shut up for, like, days." She pauses, and looks between Ariel and Jiaying. "Did I email either of you the report I made on her, by the -- or, oh right, Ariel-chan's in Virtue so she would've seen it. Uh, Maki-san, did I send you the email?"
Jiaying Maki 2019-04-14 00:47:21 104485
Jiaying Maki stretches as she settles down in place, waiting for the music to start. She has no idea what song this one is either and expresses as much with, "When can we get to something like the classics? Sabbath or something." She twirls her finger, sighs and settles in, waiting. Leaning forward, she waits patiently, then runs her fingers through her hair. She's got the paper set up to hold the door open, proverbially.

Looking to Ariel for a moment, she says, "Well, we might end up doing just that, hard to tell. I mean... we're traveling into new and fascinating places with sheet music. That's weird on it's own."

"I still want to drag that fox out and thrash her. I'm getting my magic back one way or the other."
Lacrima 2019-04-14 00:54:44 104486
Lacrima speaks up. "He won't show up again. The fact Ariel was able to use that 'trick' means he isn't at full strength." she says. "He won't face us again until he's at full power." she grimaces. "Really. I wouldn't even be continuing with this... but..." she shifts. "As long as one of these jerks survives, he'll always be able to come back." she says angrily.

"--I mean. I could steal the energy I guess. For myself...? But. Like. I dunno how that would pan out. I'm pretty sure that'd affect me in a bad way in some base manner." she says quietly.

She sighs and leans against Ariel and closes her eyes a moment before she begins playing the music. Yup. Modern. Sounds 70ishes... early 80ishes.. weird.. odd...

And then with a bated breath. A door!---

A.... door. With neon bulbs.

...and labeled 'Disco'.

And it's flashing, garishly.

".....I... uh..." Lacrima blinks and walks to the door and pushes the handle in and peeks inside, and then looks back and blinks and then walks inside.

INSIDE. Is the Disco of the Damnned. Or. That's what the garish neon light above a dance floor surrounded by a little causeway with round tables and egg-shaped chairs insists. There's flashing lights.

There is a supergarishly vampire dressed in bellbottoms, and a cape, looking like some gaudy disco version of Dracula. He is shimmiing down some weird black inky shade beings and also skeleton-like beings in perfect timing with one another.

Boney M's 'Rasputin' is immediately assaulting your ears upon entering.

Lacrima looks absolutely mortified for some reason. Maybe it's her dancing proclivities.

No one has noticed the small group enter.
Ariel Theodore 2019-04-14 01:05:04 104487
    "Mmmmm..." Ariel doesn't quite like the fact that the only weapon in her arsenal won't exactly be effective the next encounter as the pulls her phone and quickly rummages through Heartnet for Miho's post.
    "Mmmmmmmm..."
    "Sorry... I've been kind of busy with schoolwork." She admits sheepishly, putting an arm around Lacrima as she leans in. But then Norie starts to play and the door appears and...
    Are those neon lights?
    That is...
    That is a disco parlor.
    Ariel pauses and stares for a long moment, before looking down at her armor. A little overdressed.
    With a snap of her fingers there's a small flare of white light, and her armor is replaced...
    With a tiny-sized men's liesure suit.
    She is bedazzled overindulgently in sequins.
    "There!"
    Now she blends in.
Miho Kagami 2019-04-14 01:12:18 104488
Life Witch Joy nods to Jiaying. "I am totally on board with this plan!"

She nods to Ariel. "Oh, it's totally fine," she says. "Like I said, I'm in the same boat!" She smiles. "High school is this big new thing, in another two weeks I'll turn sixteen, and it's ... uh ... it's ..."

She boggles at the discotheque. She steps in more-or-less automatically. "What the actual heckie is this song," she says. Her English isn't perfect, and the lyrics are indistinct enough that they just fly over her head. "I ... guess this guy was also ... keeping up with modern stuff? Or, uh, modern as of forty years ago or whenever." She shakes her head, and looks around; even though it's just a dance party at the moment, she's on her guard, ready for a fight at any moment. "... Wow?"
Jiaying Maki 2019-04-14 01:19:46 104489
Jiaying Maki looks at the door. Then to Norie. Then to the door. Her mouth opens briefly, then she stops and says flatly, "I don't know. Can't we just close this door, lock it, throw away the key, then throw away whatever we threw that key into, into the deepest parts of some hell?" She doesn't seem thrilled to be entering that place.

Standing up though, she brushes herself off, looks to the others and steps through the door, as before lingering by it to jam it open, more or less.
Lacrima 2019-04-14 01:25:20 104490
Lacrima makes a face at Joy. "Someone had to bring the dumb necklace to Tokyo. I bet it was this joker. I bet some person got to him soon after that. Since this city is always heavy with magical girls-- relatively." she grimaces quietly. She flexes her hands. "That.. that is 'Rasputin' but Boney M. It dates when he was an actual physical being last." she says a little angrily.

"...So basically... this -----" she wants to swear so bad but her eyes look over to Ariel as she settles a little. "This... vampire.. is responsible for why I'm even stuck with this necklace." she says through grated teeth.

"Oye, Ostentoso, tu baile es basura y tu madre es un oso!" there is a sudden record scratch as everyone on the dance floor turns to look at the group. Ostentoso... 'Ostentatious'. because he is. Looks to the group and directly to Lacrima. "WHAT DID YOU SAY ABOUT MY MOTHER!?"

"I SAID SHE IS A BEAR! SINCE YOU'RE OBVIOUSLY DESCENDED FROM ONE WITH THAT HORRID DANCE ROUTINE!" she says angrily.

The dance floor glows bright GREEN ominously.

"THE RUDENESS! OSTENTOSO WOULD NOT PUT UP WITH THIS!" the flamboyant disco dracula says. "I BET YOU DANCE NO BETTER!"

Lacrima flexes her fingers and starts stamping towards the dance floor, before stopping and then looking back. "WELL!?" she asks.

Is...

Is Lacrima gonna defeat this vampire via dance off?

It... it sure looks like that.
Ariel Theodore 2019-04-14 01:41:30 104491
    This is it. An encounter with the ostentatious Ostentoso. Lacrima makes the opening move in insulting the man's dancing, and from there on out there's only one thing to do.
    No sooner than the vampire motions for the dance floor, Ariel pauses. There's a doe-like look of a wild animal caught in the lights of an oncoming truck, before the girl snaps her fingers.
    A glance is cast over her shoulder for Miho and Jiaying, eyes dancing with mischief as that little nubby horn starts to glow.
    And in her hands, forming out of the very gossamer stuff that dreams are made out of is... Is...
    A vinyl record.
    Hucking the record like a frisbee it sails through the air and lands on the DJ's turntable, needle swinging into place and... The music starts.

    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=RTv9eSa9R9I

    Ariel storms forward, taking Lacrima's hand in her own as she starts powerwalking towards the floor.
    "Just have fun with it and we'll win~."
Miho Kagami 2019-04-14 01:45:14 104493
Ohhhh boy. A dance-off. Miho takes a deep breath.

As Ariel puts on music, Joy steps forward, mildly wishing she could summon sunglasses at a time like this to make herself look more awesome. And then she remembers she's already wearing glasses, so y'know what, never mind. "Y'know, this is outside my usual ... field of expertise," she says, "but I bet I can find some inspiration from somewhere!" (She is never going to tell anyone that this inspiration is the victory dances from various Sonic the Hedgehog games.)

She gestures expansively. "In the name of the Life Blessing ..." She leaps into the air and twirls while doing a backflip, and lands on her feet with one hand pointed at Ostentoso. "... I will dance the night away!"
Jiaying Maki 2019-04-14 01:47:21 104494
Jiaying Maki watches the green glow quietly. There's a headtilt after a moment, then she leans in close between the other two bystanders and asks, "This isn't actually happening is it? Should we maybe mop up the uh... boney ones while they're distracted?" Then there's suddenly two more dancers and she chews her lip, sighs and facepalms.

Stepping forward, she calls out, "I can't dance, I do the mosh pit thing. I can totally do the mosh pit thing." Maybe she can DJ. Can she get some early Iron Maiden going? You can dance to that right? ...Right? "Guys seriously, I can't dance, that's not my thing. It'll look like kung fu forms or something." Which, at this point might be what she resorts to if she has to dance. "Please don't make me..."
Lacrima 2019-04-14 02:01:03 104495
Lacrima grabs Ariel's hand as she stares the vampire ghost down. "Ah we can dance if we want to, we can leave your friends behind Cause your friends don't dance and if they don't dance Well they're are no friends of mine~." she sings just teasingly at Jiaying. Despite her staring down, her voice is as sweet as ever. Lyrics from the Safety dance, suggesting that Jiaying come and give it a try anyways. "But come try." she says matter of factly.

Ariel picks a remix of a disco song. That's good. She spins Ariel into a position as she grips Ariel's other hand and them shimmmy's to the right, as she stares at the other vampire. "Where's your partner." she says bluntly. She looks over to Miho, and then loops Ariel's arm with hers and shimmies a bit to the right as she bends backwards a moment and then forward again.

She stamps her foot down with purpose.

Ostentoso gasps and takes the hand of a skeleton and then spins across the floor towards Lacrima and then bends backwards to stare Lacrima in the face. Oh. It's on now. It's on like some form of Donkey Kong, probably.

It'll be Ari's turn to lead next.
Ariel Theodore 2019-04-14 02:13:38 104496
    A shimmy. A sway. Ariel lets Lacrima lead once they're on the floor, but as soon as Lacrima cedes control over to her Ariel's horn glimmers again and...
    She's clenching a rose in her teeth.
    A spin, a twirl, Ariel and Lacrima are soon whirling around the disco floor, bright lightpanel flooring under foot, music pulsing, Ariel...
    Dips Lacrima.
    Funny. Ariel isn't holding the rose in her teeth anymore.
    Lacrima's got it now.
Miho Kagami 2019-04-14 02:17:44 104497
Joy shoots Jia a smile. "You'll do fine!" she says.

And then Joy is moving. It's not a partner-style dance; it's all concentrated on ostentatious movements and exaggerated reactions, all perfectly in time to the music. A backflip, an acrobatic ****ing pirouette (What? It's 4/13 today) ending in a flawless three-point landing. ... Most likely, she's cheating using her magical girl agility, and probably some measure of her super-speed as well. Hey, as long as it works!

She happens to be facing Lacrima and Ariel at the moment of the dip. Miho breaks into a smile; she ships it.
Jiaying Maki 2019-04-14 02:23:32 104498
Jiaying Maki looks at Norie and hesitates for a moment. There's that thought of just backing away slowly. It's funny, very much so, but she really doesn't have the first clue about dancing! Rolling her shoulders she slinks back, watching. She sighs after another hesitation and mutters to herself in a lengthy string of Chinese. "This doesn't leave the room." Is the last thing she says before a snap of her fingers creates an illusory fan. There's a moment of fiddling with it in her hands, trying to get the feel of it right. There might be more annoyed Chinese escaping. Some particularly virulant too.

She tries to get the timing down, going into what looks like a mix of traditional Chinese fan dancing and kung fu. Someone might realize she hasn't had to do any kind of dance like this for a very long time if she's improvising! And then you add in the music, which is definitely not a Chinese song and she's struggling. But trying. Honest!
Lacrima 2019-04-14 02:34:59 104499
As Ostentoso dances back, there's an odd... tingle at the assorted 'heroes'. It feels strange and weird and starts to sting. Is... is his dancing acting like an attack!? It is. But likewise, so skeletons begin to falter and fall out of line as Joy's pirouette hit, even more when Ariel dips Lacrima and suddenly there is a rose in her teeth and this causes Lacrima to blink rapidly and blush and almost causes her to loose the beat!

Almost. Jiaying's attempts to cause some to falter, but she's not putting all her heart into it- so it's not nearly having the same effect! Come on Jiaying, you can do it!

Lacrima decides to bring Ariel into a tango power walk forward before she dips Ariel again-- though she doesn't transfer the rose, she merely grins like an idiot~ She is indeed having a lot of fun. And it's working like crazy to help things along.

As Ostentoso takes this hit he gasps as he scowls. "Ostentoso shall not be outdanced on his own dancefloor!" he bellows.

He suddenly points his finger upwards and soon-- he and the skeletons are unleashing their most powerful dance move!

They start to do 'The Thriller'.

Better dance with your heart to beat it back!
Ariel Theodore 2019-04-14 02:43:48 104500
    There's a tinkling giggle when Ariel gets Norie blushing, but she doesn't lose the beat, and once again lets Lacrima lead into the tango. Ostentoso can suck it, Ariel is having her own fun right now, but when the skeletons do Thriller, she steps up her game.
    Hoisting Lacrima, she twirls and swings the girl around her once before setting her down and...
    Ariel manifests a Michael Jackson hat.
    And she starts doing the moonwalk. But when she shoots a finger-gun at a nearby skeleton, an explosion of glitter bursts from her fingertips. And then.
    She does that crazy anti-gravity lean from Smooth Criminal.
    Ariel proceeds to en-glitter all the skeletons with finger-guns before spinning on her heels back to Lacrima and holding out her hand.
    OW~o/`
Miho Kagami 2019-04-14 02:53:27 104501
Miho knows literally nothing about Thriller. She knows very little about dancing, either; she's much more competent regarding track and field.

But dancing with her heart? That, she can do.

She starts mixing up her moves, picking up the intensity, and starts full-on Sonic-breakdancing! But there's more to her than just looking like she's having fun. She actually manages to keep it pretty much entirely perfectly with the beat of the music!

Well ... almost. Again, she's better at 'fast' than 'rhythmic'.
Jiaying Maki 2019-04-14 03:15:31 104502
Jiaying Maki tries to work it through her head, twisting through a mix of kung fu, some half-forgotten tai chi and the traditional uses of her fans in the dance, speeding things up and treating it as something of a competition against herself. Step, arm out, fan open and twist into a new step. It's kind of like training in her preferred style, very fluid, that's close enough to a dance she hopes, it's definitely something she's passionate about. The kung fu and there's an attempt to do her best at least, right!
Lacrima 2019-04-14 03:30:50 104503
Lacrima basically grows this very very dumb smile at Ariel the kind one has to shake themselves out of, which she manages to. Lacrima probably just fell head over heels in love all over again right there because it actually takes her a longer moment to get back to it, but it's mostly also shaken off from the sheer raking of power from THE THRILLER.

She grits he teeth a bit as she turns around and takes a deep breath. She spins, daintily... even to the 'disco' music.. as she takes a few graceful leaps forwards, as she mutters. A dip downwards, hands moving with her... this dance has a meaning for her, but she isn't trying to expound on it. But it's the dance she never finished. When she collapsed on stage.

Because of this dumb necklace.

She then gently pirouettes forward and then takes----a bow.

Despite the simple nature of the dance, there is sure is a lot of power resonating from that one...

And with the combined power of Ariel's Smooth Criminal, Joy's 'You're too slow!' breakdancing and Jiaying's fan dance mixed with Kung-fu and giving it all she's got....

There's a sudden flare of light. "What!? No!? Impossible!?" screams the vampire, as there's suddenly a stronger blast of light up from the dance floor "NOooooooooooooo!" he cries out in pain. "I CAN'T BE BEATEN!.... ON MY OWN DANCE FLOOOOOOOR!" he screams out.

Skeletons and Shades also begin disintegrating at the same time as a single, awful afro hovers in the air.... floats to the ground. Then dissolves into green dust with a 'puff'.

"Guess he couldn't keep up...." she says with a snort.
Miho Kagami 2019-04-14 03:35:14 104504
Joy lands, strikes a pose, salutes, and does a curtsy. Right in time for all the bad guys to start disintegrating! "And the rest is silence!" she intones dramatically. ... No, Miho, that's theatre, not dancing!

She smiles. "Well ... certainly ended better than the last time!"
Jiaying Maki 2019-04-14 03:43:35 104505
Jiaying Maki snaps the fan shut, causing it to outright disappear. Then she shakes her head and points to each of them, "I didn't cheat, I totally remember how to do those dances and you won't tell either of my parents I've forgotten my lessons alright?" She looks down over herself briefly, back to the doorway, then to the dancefloor. "I don't think I could keep up either." She offers flatly after, seeming quite embarrassed about it. "When do we get to the thrash vampire?" She finally asks, trying to change the subject. Totally not assuaging her embarrassment about it all. She's convinced she's no good at it!

To Joy, she nods and says, "Yeah. No crazy foxes, no crazy vampires. A good night out. It's like karaoke, but more embarrassing." ...'for me.'.