RP: Music to Your Ears

[RP open to all but please drop me a note before you join in. I might have.. plans...]

Hades, it felt good to get out and back into crime.

Granted armed burglary was at the smaller scale, but as Negaduck well knew, to make an omelette you had to smash a few dozen eggs.

Didn't mean he couldn't enjoy it.

So as the KLANG of the gates cut open reverberated through the clear night, the masked villain took a moment to survey the potential spoils laid out before him.

A building and home renovation depot.

"So much easier to find what you need when the crowds aren't around, don't you think?"

Time to grab a few supplies.

    • Harmonizer
      Harmonizer

      Harmonizer had been overlooking the city at the top of a building, as usual. It was a pretty cool night... seems pretty quiet too. Maybe too quiet. Classic movie cliché. But really, you'd think, on a night like this, there'd be-

      KLANG.

      There it is.

      Harmonizer perked up at the sound, probably a mile away. She quickly made her way towards the source. From the sound of it, this was a late-night robbery at the renovation depot. Because no city would make their workers work this late, right?

      Soon, she reached the gate entrance, noticing that the lock had been cut open. She glanced in warily before entering. She could hear someone in there...

      • Negaduck
        Negaduck

        Back in the industrial hire section of the complex, Harmonizer would hear the distinct sound of somebody pumping.

        Lit up by the flood lights, a cement truck was hotwired and ready to go. Along its sides were secured a plethora of other materials - huge steel gerders mostly, pikes, teeters.

        All ready to go and waiting only for a full belly of concrete to finish being delivered into the mixer via thick flexible piping.

        "A more appropriate vehicle for this particular job would be a DUMP truck! Hah hah!"

        Oh hilarious. Who knew who he was talking to, but he was madder than a pit of cut snakes, so it likely didn't matter.

        What did matter was, as Negaduck was watching that the cement was flowing properly, he did not appear at the ready to shoot or slice anyone up.

        APPEAR being the key word.

        • Harmonizer
          Harmonizer

          Harmonizer walked on silently, using the shadows for cover, until she reached the floodlights. Is that what she thought it was?

          Yep.

          Giant cement truck, with someone waiting by the side, dressed in yellow, with a ridiculous large red hat (now that she thought about it, it looked a lot like what Darkwing wore), waiting for the cement to be transferred into the vehicle.

          She couldn't help, it, chuckling a little at the pun... she had to be a fan of jokes. Even the lame ones. Good thing no one could hear that.

          Okay, hopefully. Harmonizer still wasn't sure how normal people's hearing range worked.

          Whoever he was, he had to be stopped. She stepped out, right in front of the vehicle. Probably not the best idea, but she wanted him to see her properly.

          Again, not the best idea.

          "Stop eet right there," she said, readying herself in case a fight broke out.

          • Negaduck
            Negaduck

            And here came yet another joke in a cape. At least in the villain's narrowed eyes.

            Unfazed in the slightest, he looked her up and down for just a second.

            Had the heroes been multiplying in the time he had been gone?

            "I'm sorry-" Hand cupped to nonexistent ear as though he hadn't understood. "I couldn't hear you over that ridiculous accent. Hah hah hah!"

            Oh yes, Negaduck loved humour. Only when it was at someone else's expense.

            • Harmonizer
              Harmonizer

              Harmonizer didn't take much offence. She just folded her arms and frowned a little. "Then maybe you need better 'earing," she said dryly. She wasn't good at comebacks as much as she was at ignoring them, but this guy just made her feel defensive. Probably all that negative energy or something...

              "Last chance," she went on, switching her posture to a fighting stance. "Surrender before I resort to violence."

              • Max Wicked
                Max Wicked

                Max was walking along the sidewalk of town deep in the dark shadows of night time and everything did seem quite calm tonight. But Max knew what this meant. As calm as things were...Things were only going to take a more nastier turn for the worse. As he continued to walk, he too heard a loud klang of metal dropping to the hard concrete. With that, Max began to run on ahead from where the sound was. Something was certainly going down tonight, but little did he know that he was about to meet one of the baddest villains of St.Canard...

                As he began to approach his destination, he heard a familiar French accent. Looks like Harmonizer was at the scene. Didn't mean he could say no to giving some back up and judging by the talking he could overhear, it wasn't looking good. Max saw this chance to head inside quietly beside the exit and see what this criminal was planning. Something seemed off about this criminal's voice though...It sounded just a little like Darkwing...Surely it couldn't be...

                • Negaduck
                  Negaduck

                  "Okay," he said to Harmonizer with surprising willingness. "I'll stop."

                  After which the pipe pushing cement mix into the truck was disconnected.

                  WITHOUT turning off the flow.

                  Which, naturally, allowed Negaduck to direct the spray of wet concrete at the would-be vigilante like a fire hose.

                  No, not was not Darkwing Duck.

                  There was no way Darkwing would be so casually cruel.

                  And be clearly enjoying it.

                  • Harmonizer
                    Harmonizer

                    Harmonizer was nearly taken off guard. Her eyes widened as the duck directed the spray of wet concrete towards her. If it wasn't for her reflexes, she wouldn't have gotten away. She backflipped out of the spot, a quarter of a second before the spray hit it, then quickly dodged any attempts to turn her into a garden statue.

                    She worked on getting closer to the criminal as much as she could, without getting hit by wet cement. "Ze place... really doesn't need new flooring," she protested a little, noting how much wet cement covered the ground when she dodged it, then frowned a little. glancing at him. "Uh... just who are you, anyway?"

                    That seemed to be her main question in a fight for villains she didn't know.

                    "Darkweeng fan? Because you're doing eet wrong..."

                    Famous last words.

                    • Max Wicked
                      Max Wicked

                      Max waited but he soon heard a sound of wet cement and turned and saw the situation. Max would need to find a way to stop the threats. As he approached the battle, he saw that it did look a lot like Darkwing...Except the colors looked different and as Max took a glance at the eyes of the criminal, he could sense a seriously dark and evil aura from him. This Darkwing look alike...Was not someone to mess around with.

                      Max pulled out the Wicked Sword from its sheath and began to look around at the truck and cement mix and holding out his right paw, he began to concentrate in an attempt to spill the mixer's contents on the floor away from Harmonizer. It was his first time using his powers in St.Canard so heck knows what sort of situation this could possibly bring...Max didn't know that there was only so few people who used magic so Max could be a rare case. Max however...Had yet to find out about all of this...

                      • Negaduck
                        Negaduck

                        That... That was not a smart thing to say to him.

                        "You have no idea how WRONG I can be!" he roared as he plucked Harmonizer neatly out of the air mid-pirouette.

                        If his unflinching grasp stayed around her collar, she would find her air supply cut off rather quickly.

                        "I," You little worm, you nothing. "-am Negaduck. Destroyer of universes, tormentor of the innocent-"

                        His grasp would only tighten as he slammed her mercilessly back into the cold wet cement.

                        "- And ender of know-nothing saps like you."

                        Weirdly, however, the liquid concrete parted away from Haromizer like the Red Sea.

                        "... what?"

                        The brief moment's confusion caused by the unnatural behaviour of building materials may have been all of either of them needed to kick some faces in. Whether that would help the situation any was another matter entirely.

                        • Harmonizer
                          Harmonizer

                          "GAKK-" Not Darkwing fan. NOT DARKWING FAN!!!

                          Harmonizer gasped for air as the villain lifted her up by her collar with hardly any effort. She struggled to break free, glaring defiantly at him, but he was stronger than she was. She would have been able to throw him off easily, but she didn't have her footing.

                          Since the wet cement parted away from her as Negaduck shoved her down, she hit the ground. Hard. She lay there, slightly dazed, tiny bluebirds fluttering around her head as she continued her futile attempts to struggle free, the villain's fingers still tight around her neck. She didn't even know what was worse... the wet cement, or the floor. Maybe it was the latter...

                          Probably would be a good time to lift her legs and kick out at the villain, making him lose his grip and throw him off her, but thanks to that mild concussion Negaduck gave her, and the lack of oxygen in her brain, she was still too dazed to think straight. She needed a minute or two to get her act together...

                          Which she didn't have.

                          • Max Wicked
                            Max Wicked

                            Max focused even harder as he saw Harmonizer in danger before hitting the floor badly which made him worry with concern as he saw his friend get hurt "...Oh he's gonna pay for that..." he thought to himself. Max looked around him and saw a stack of boxes containing some heavy equipment not too dangerous to kill anyone but more or less possibly land a bonk on the head. Max noticed that the criminal was just about next to one of those stacks and held his paw out at that and concentrated as the stack began to wobble before one heavy box that was a square shape around medium size dropped towards the criminal's head. Hopefully it'd land on him before Harmonizer would run dry of oxygen.

                            • Negaduck
                              Negaduck

                              BONK!

                              Right on target. The blow and resulting dizziness sent the caped criminal staggering backwards.

                              Into a huge, teetering shelf of lighting supplies.

                              More boxes came crashing down. In the midst of the noise and confusion, somehow a large, very decorative pink lampshade got stuck over his top half.

                              Blinded by both the shade and by rage, he tore madly at it to free himself.

                              The two heroes had approximately ten seconds before he succeeded and things turned REALLY nasty.

                              • Harmonizer
                                Harmonizer

                                Harmonizer gasped, letting the oxygen pour back into her lungs gratefully, as Negaduck finally released her, staggering back into a shelf of supplies.

                                It took her a while to register what was going on, and she started laughing.

                                Okay, that didn't help.

                                She glanced around, trying to stifle her laughter. Someone else was definitely there... she was just too focused on Negaduck earlier to think much of it. Probably did all that to save her too. Normally, she hated asking for help, but she knew she needed it this time.

                                • Max Wicked
                                  Max Wicked

                                  Max then came out of the shadows and revealed himself "I suppose I arrived just on time." he chuckled as he glanced at the criminal and gave a serious look to Harmonizer and said quietly but quickly to avoid the criminal from hearing "We need to raise the alarm in here fast. A criminal wouldn't have a second to spare if we get the alarm raised here." Max looked around for a sign of triggering an alarm.

                                  • Negaduck
                                    Negaduck

                                    What did they think he was, an amateur? Of course the building alarm was cut off, nothing more than a jumbled mess of wires.

                                    Which left them.. what? The Bat Signal?

                                    While they were busy pondering that, Negaduck had tugged himself free, and was working on a re-attack.

                                    "I don't know who you pipsqueaks are-" called from beside another row of shelving, that ran the full length of the building, and about one storey tall. "But if you think I can't handle the both of you-"

                                    One handed tip of the shelves so that they fell towards the two like a cardboard and concrete tsunami.

                                    "You're going to be DEAD wrong."

                                    • Harmonizer
                                      Harmonizer

                                      Harmonizer didn't want the authorities involved... it was just starting to be fun. And besides, she didn't want word getting back to S.H.U.S.H. that she was around.

                                      She wanted to protest when Negaduck pulled free from the wreckage. She glanced back at him as he tipped the shelves over, heap of carboard and concrete heading towards them, and she quickly shoved Max out of the way, dodging out the other way barely in time.

                                      The cloud of dust that rose from it sprung Harmonizer into action, charging immediately through it directly at Negaduck, one fist aiming for his face. She'd have more of a chance of attacking him if he didn't see this coming.

                                      • Max Wicked
                                        Max Wicked

                                        Max saw the criminal soon beginning to knock down the shelves in an attempt to squish and trap Harmonizer and himself. But he wasn't prepared for the sudden push that Harmonizer get him which sent him flying out of the way of the shelves but he sat up and coughed a bit as the dust got to him. But Max knew he needed to react quickly before he was to be attacked again. Quickly, Max pulled out the Wicked Gunlance from his other hand and held the gun out and looked around. His grip tightened in case a surprise attack happens. Should that happen, his sword in his other hand should do it.

                                        • Negaduck
                                          Negaduck

                                          The thing was, Negaduck would see her attack incoming. He had launched one on the two of them, after all. It wasn't like it was going to come as a surprise.

                                          Except he was too busy laughing his tailfeathers off at the sight of them scurrying for cover.

                                          "OOF!"

                                          The blow sent him skidding along on his back. Not laughing now. The daze, however, only lasted a second.

                                          "You hit like a girl," he scowled, and threw a hook of his own at the Harmonizer.

                                          Harmonize that.

                                          [OOC: Sorry for slow response! Writers block. Feel free to gang up on him, teamwork works!]

                                          • Harmonizer
                                            Harmonizer

                                            Anticipating that, Harmonizer blocked his attack with a hand. "And you fight like a baby chipmunk."

                                            Where did that come from???

                                            "Uh, I mean..." Standing way too close to Negaduck, the scary ticking time-bomb...

                                            You know what, Max? Anytime would be a good time now. Even if she didn't appreciate teamwork.

                                            • Max Wicked
                                              Max Wicked

                                              Max saw the battle slowly go on as the dust cleared and knew Harmonizer needed help and once he was in the clear, he aimed and began to attempt firing at Nega but not Harmonizer. Least he wanted was to shock Harmonizer with the current electric bullets he had. "Didn't your parents tell you not to hit girls?" he asked as he fired at Nega.

                                              • Negaduck
                                                Negaduck

                                                Sneering, increasingly annoyed and therefore increasingly nasty, Negaduck was right in position to make Harmonizer pay for her insolence.

                                                "Is that really the best you gottttTTTTZZZZZ--!"

                                                Nice shooting Max. Right in the back. The stun wasn't enough to knock him out, but it certainly halt that arm mid-strike.

                                                It would certainly make him angrier too, so good luck with that.

                                                • Harmonizer
                                                  Harmonizer

                                                  Harmonizer was caught off guard by Max's comment about girls... and she looked fairly annoyed as she glanced at him. First, the villain, now him? Girls were always seen as weak and defenceless... he didn't just compare her to them, did he? BECAUSE SHE WAS A WHOLE LOT MORE-

                                                  It was kind of a touchy subject for her. Was it so hard to see her as an equal, and fight her like she was a worthy opponent? Have at her, bring it on, the whole package.

                                                  She shook herself out of that long enough to crouch on the floor, swiping out at Negaduck's legs with her own, hoping this would do the trick, and he'd take a tumble.

                                                  • Max Wicked
                                                    Max Wicked

                                                    Once Max saw Harmonizer attempt to knock Nega down he'd fire should he dodge. Little did he know was how grey the oval shaped jewel part of the Wicked Gunlance was getting which was a indication of how his energy bullet was currently running low on juice. Hopefully it wouldn't run out at the worst time possible... But should Nega get knocked down, Max would approach the knocked down Nega and hold him up. Only if he gets knocked down first.

                                                    • Negaduck
                                                      Negaduck

                                                      The foot sweep wasn't really necessary. Negaduck had momentarily crumpled as a result of electric shock. Harmonizer's actions though sealed the deal, and down he went.

                                                      Bill first onto the pavement.

                                                      Indignity upon indignity. That's how it usually went.

                                                      An animalistic growl rolled out of him, and he began to painfully push himself up.

                                                      Doom, there would be so much doom...