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The Leading Player ([personal profile] guardianofsplendor) wrote in [community profile] itscurtains2016-11-28 02:42 pm
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[Once all is said and done, the Leading Player turns her attention back to everyone else. She claps her hands once and the lights turn off and on in quick succession in an attempt to gain back everyone’s attention.]

Ladies! Gentlemen! Cast, crew, and audience alike! Under the usual genre conventions this would be where I would demand you vote to choose your fate, to stay with my troupe or have one of you sacrifice yourselves to the flames and bring this game to an end. However, you’ve all already made your votes clear and due to executive demand we’re obligated to present you with the ending you’ve earned by stealing my crew and forming a united front. You’re all real cute, with your private Plurks. [Wow, bitter much, LP?]

So enjoy your happy, sappy ending. I’m sure Denny’s will love having you. [She snaps her fingers and the fires in the pit finally extinguish.] Show’s over. Fastrada, get the others. Lewis, take the curtains, get the ghost lights, clean up the house. Berthe, take down the page since someone would rather go be a hermit handing out seeds to children than help me with CSS. And turn off the email notifications, I don’t even want to look at this!

[The remaining stagehands, those who didn’t respond to the cast’s attempts at friendship, look at each other and split off, posture a little downtrodden as they slink into the wings or the house. One of them starts to gather up the ghostlights from the side of the stage; another begins stripping the curtains.

The Player herself hops down from her platform, landing easily. For a moment, she stands looking down into the pit, posture tense. One hand rests on her hip; the other hangs at her side, still holding Hans’s winter coat.]

Charlemagne, get the throne.

[Still up there, the Balladeer sidesteps the stagehand as he comes to take the chair, and cautiously begins to make his way down the stairs. The Player pays him no mind; she takes a breath, straightens, and steps around the pit towards the apron.]

And as for all of you - [It’s not clear who she’s addressing now but it’s not the characters.] - we hope you’ve enjoyed your time with us, as participants or even simply as spectators. Hopefully you’ll join us the next time around. Unfortunately, I don’t think I will be. [She snaps her fingers and seemingly out of nowhere a hat and cane appear. The coat doesn’t fit the aesthetic, but she slings it over her shoulder nonetheless. The stagehands moving the platform away and taking down the lighting rigs part before her as she turns and strides upstage.]

I’m erasing myself from the narrative
Let future murdergame casts wonder
Where the Player went to
When she left the stage

Go turn your new page,
And I’ll watch this burn...

[She pauses before the last curtain, letting the orchestra continue the song without her for a few phrases.]

I forfeit my rights to all this. Whatever you took from my office, just give it to him. [She jerks her head towards the Balladeer.]

Let him have the memory
Of when this was ours…

...the world seemed to burn...

[Without looking back, she parts the curtain, steps through, and is gone. The remaining stagehands filter out a few moments later, leaving a bare stage and a quiet theatre behind them.

But, of course, there's still a little more magic to do, isn't there?]
rockthistown: (la la la)

[personal profile] rockthistown 2016-11-28 10:18 pm (UTC)(link)
Judas-san! Don't you want to meet everyone, too?
heavenontheirminds: (should've stayed a great unknown)

[personal profile] heavenontheirminds 2016-11-28 10:44 pm (UTC)(link)
...sure, kid, show me around. I'd introduce you to the folks I know, but they don't deserve it.

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[personal profile] rockthistown 2016-11-28 11:55 pm (UTC)(link)
Don't worry! They might be a little scary at first, but I think they're really nice when you get down to it. Um, Mr. His Majesty the Pirate might jump out at you all "HI HOW'S IT GOING WHY ARE YOU RUNNING AWAY" a lot.
heavenontheirminds: you really do believe (the things they say of you.)

[personal profile] heavenontheirminds 2016-11-29 04:15 am (UTC)(link)
...I think I'll be okay. Can't say any of 'em look all that scary compared to some of my group. Even the bird guy, and he is trying.
rockthistown: (pack your bags for holiday)

[personal profile] rockthistown 2016-11-29 04:36 am (UTC)(link)
I know! Can you believe he and Krelborn-san are really in love? It's so cute!
heavenontheirminds: at last all too well (Default)

[personal profile] heavenontheirminds 2016-11-29 04:08 pm (UTC)(link)

[He seems a little depressed by all the happy couples making out around them, tbh.]

...nice they could meet someone, at least.
rockthistown: (royal glowing fancy stuff)

[personal profile] rockthistown 2016-11-29 04:46 pm (UTC)(link)
...Judas-san, it's okay. I'm sure whatever happened in the past, you can be happy too!
heavenontheirminds: (should've stayed a great unknown)

[personal profile] heavenontheirminds 2016-11-29 06:31 pm (UTC)(link)
Ha. You're a funny one.

...nah, I was just thinkin' about Mag and Mark. They were our...whatever that is. [gestures broadly to Billy and Anna]
rockthistown: (everything sucks rn)

[personal profile] rockthistown 2016-11-29 06:54 pm (UTC)(link)
I don't know. Half of the disasters in my life started because of someone else's love troubles. [pouts]

They didn't make it, right... That's really sad. Do you think they moved on to someplace else?
heavenontheirminds: at last all too well (Default)

[personal profile] heavenontheirminds 2016-11-29 06:57 pm (UTC)(link)
Guess they must've. I had time enough to turn that other Opera upside-down - there wasn't so much as a sign of any of the others.
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[personal profile] rockthistown 2016-11-29 08:05 pm (UTC)(link)
I bet they're happy now that everything is over. Even if we weren't able to do something for them too.
heavenontheirminds: at last all too well (Default)

[personal profile] heavenontheirminds 2016-11-30 02:32 pm (UTC)(link)
Yeah...yeah, they would be.

I guess they must be somewhere. I'm not exactly much for religion, but I was a ghost thirty seconds ago.
rockthistown: (sharing is caring)

[personal profile] rockthistown 2016-11-30 02:34 pm (UTC)(link)
Anna says God works differently in different worlds anyway. Maybe we'll never know, but I hope it's nice.
heavenontheirminds: when they find they're wrong (and they'll hurt you)

[personal profile] heavenontheirminds 2016-11-30 02:37 pm (UTC)(link)
I guess that could be true. Between you and Jezebel, it's gotta be.

[Unless you're just crazy]
rockthistown: (is that really gonna work)

[personal profile] rockthistown 2016-11-30 02:44 pm (UTC)(link)
I should phone God. He probably knows I'm missing by now anyway, even if he doesn't live at the embassy anymore. I hope he doesn't get mad that everybody found out all that stuff about me, but he's really nice, even if some of the things he does are annoying. Like never telling anyone anything important!
heavenontheirminds: at last all too well (Default)

[personal profile] heavenontheirminds 2016-11-30 02:54 pm (UTC)(link)
That...sounds like a real God thing, yeah.
rockthistown: (not the main character anymore...)

[personal profile] rockthistown 2016-11-30 04:09 pm (UTC)(link)
It would have saved everyone a lot of trouble if he did just explain things, though.
heavenontheirminds: when they find they're wrong (and they'll hurt you)

[personal profile] heavenontheirminds 2016-11-30 11:56 pm (UTC)(link)
That'd be too easy, though, wouldn't it? Way better to have some kinda grand plan that everyone else just gets to be pawns in.
rockthistown: (someone shut up the neighbours)

[personal profile] rockthistown 2016-12-01 01:40 am (UTC)(link)
And then instead of explaining anything he does, he just goes and makes rules about it!
heavenontheirminds: should have stayed a great unknown (Nazareth your famous son)

[personal profile] heavenontheirminds 2016-12-01 04:47 am (UTC)(link)
Yeah, what the hell is that? What, it's too much trouble to stop and have a conversation like a real person?
rockthistown: (groaaaaaaaan)

[personal profile] rockthistown 2016-12-01 05:01 am (UTC)(link)
Apparently! Even if things don't usually turn out all right. I bet he never would have told us about Mirage if things hadn't gone the way they did, and then they never would have been happy.
rockthistown: (is that really gonna work)

[personal profile] rockthistown 2016-12-03 02:30 am (UTC)(link)
She used to be our enemy. It's a long story and everyone says it doesn't make sense when I talk about my world.