ELP: Lover, Fighter, Phone Charger

<gumbal1> "Right, so like…it's basically the perfect idea? I get to test my powers, you get to test your powers, and we both get to engage in a friendly little round of sparring." Leah, dressed in her workout clothes, had not actually come to the gym to do what she was about to do. However, familiar faces breed bad ideas when in Leah's presence, and the water she had brought had barely been touched. ELP could certainly do wonders on this level of charge.
<Nemi> Ellie's also in workout clothes, but mostly just to spare her regular clothes any wear and tear. It dates from a point when she were about two sizes smaller, and is a bit strained in general, which is entirely a tactical decision to throw off any opponents. Clearly. Ellie lounges on the bench there and sits back with a grin. "Sure. It'll be great. Whenever you're ready."
<gumbal1> Some opponents, maybe. Not ELP (hopefully). "Alright." Unscrewing her water bottle, Leah dips her hand into the water, which soon turns into a pale, powdery substance. And, appearing behind her, dressed as her usual highwaywoman self, antlers and rapier at ready, is Emerson, Lake, & Palmer, Act 3. "Don't mind the sword. It's basically just a long line of air I'm fucking up with spiritual energy. Won't do anything serious."
<Nemi> "If I bleed everywhere I'll keep that in mind." Ellie continues lounging. "So, you're teaching ELP to actually fight like a proper stand, huh?"
<gumbal1> "Basically, yeah. I got, like, heat, electricity, and some weird coctail of kinetic and potential down pat." ELP bows, before throwing off her overcoat (which disappears into the air) and pointing her sword at Ellie. "Dreamstuff doesn't really have an application so far, but I can do that."
<Nemi> "If you wanted to bully Maddie, maybe." Ellie languidly slides off the bench and stretches a bit. "Hit me with your best shot."
<gumbal1> "And why would I want that?" Leah punctuates with a pose (stolen from part IV) and ELP, seemingly on signal, charges with a single 'Ora'.
<gumbal1> ‘calc 4d3-8+4
<GameServ> 4d3-8+4 = 6
<Nemi> Ellie watches in mild interest before attempting to dart to one side and away.
<Nemi> `calc 4d3-8+6
<GameServ> 4d3-8+6 = 8
<gumbal1> "Heh, didn’t think she could make noises yet. I guess I expected it would be an Ora…christ, could you imagine if it started going Muda?" Leah grins as she watches the battle. "Don't know what I would do. My cred: over. Either I get the dogkilling vampire asshole or the worst JoJo. Anyways, yeah." ELP stops after its failed charge, taking on a defensive stance.
<Nemi> "I'm impressed! Stress brings them on stronger, right?" Ellie opts to just unleash a shockwave of mental force, the kind of thing that would totally ruin the walls and the floors and the furniture and such if she wan't sweeping the wave in a neat horizontal arc at waist-level that ends before too long.
<Nemi> `cacl 4d3-8+7
<Nemi> `calc 4d3-8+7
<GameServ> 4d3-8+7 = 7

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<gumbal1> ‘calc 4d3-8+6
<GameServ> 4d3-8+6 = 8
<gumbal1> The thing weathers the mental shockwave well enough, clothes ruffling in the mental wind. "I actually felt that. G-d, I do have a stand, Rachel would’ve been hella jealous." ELP's sword briefly flashes red, before once more charging Ellie.
<gumbal1> ‘calc 4d3-8+4
<GameServ> 4d3-8+4 = 3
<Nemi> `calc 4d3-8+6 Out of the way again!
<Nemi> `calc 4d3-8+6
<GameServ> 4d3-8+6 = 3
<Nemi> Ellie makes to step aside but is clipped by the sword!
<gumbal1> The sword wasn’t actually all that forcefully made. It's somewhat dull and wasn't swung too hard. It was, however, heated somewhat. "Hopefully the heat isn't on too high. Don't want to burn your beautiful face that I intend on kissing the hell out of later tonight." Leah grins. "Your move."
<Nemi> "Oof- no, I DID feel that- point taken, just makes me nice and toasty, does it have a cold setting too?" Ellie grins. She's- honestly taking it a LITTLE easy even still, as she attempts to just snag ELP with her mind and hoist it into the air to dangle like a helpless puppet thing.
<Nemi> ‘calc 4d3-8+7
<GameServ> 4d3-8+7 = 8
<gumbal1> 4d3-8+6
<gumbal1> `calc 4d3-8+6
<GameServ> 4d3-8+6 = 5
<gumbal1> ELP isn’t exactly solid. It is, however, heavily and rather unsecurely based in the natural universe program code (Leah needed to learn how to encrypt better), so a few mere adjustments to the universe and its in the air.
<Nemi> "Huh- you're making me have to learn some new and interesting things here. Namely how to attack this properly. Interesting." Ellie drops ELP, grinning all the while. She rubs at her arm.
<gumbal1> "That's the great thing about stands." ELP twirls her sword, before pointing towards a light medicine ball. "Interaction's a one way street down spirit avenue." And the ball finds itself launching towards Ellie.
<gumbal1> ‘calc 4d3-8+4
<GameServ> 4d3-8+4 = 2
<Nemi> `calc 4d3-8+6
<GameServ> 4d3-8+6 = 5
<Nemi> Ellie kind of casually tilts her head to one side to evade the ball. This time, she’ll step in on it and attempt to hijack Leah's 'strings' controlling the Stand. What's a cheatyface.
<Nemi> ‘calc 4d3-8+7
<GameServ> 4d3-8+7 = 10
<gumbal1> `calc 4d3-8+6
<GameServ> 4d3-8+6 = 7
<gumbal1> Oh boy! Taking apart the fundamental spiritual circuitry of the univers yeilds a lot of interesting stuff. Like how there’s apparantly only one string connecting Leah and ELP, couming out from Leah's back (specifically a vaguely eye-shaped birthmark Ellie may or may not have scene) and ending at ELP's heart.
<Nemi> ".. Oh my god you even have a special birthmark tied to your stand. That's amazing. Also," Ellie steers ELP over to hug Leah before she loses control over it, grinning the whole time.
<gumbal1> ELP isn't physical by any means, but Leah's exertion is. She finds herself staggering as ELP puts her into a hug. "…yeah, I guess that's one way to do it. Still not as weird as that one time you puppeted me."
<Nemi> Ellie, still standing nearby, double finger-guns. "I try not to puppet people. It's rude. Also ethically questionable and generally fucked up."
<gumbal1> "I guess, yeah. Still, might be nice in a…controlled environment. Alone. Preferably in one of our rooms and with a designated safe word." Well, that was one use for psychic powers, certainly.
<Nemi> Ellie cracks up laughing, still standing where she is. ".. this's actually giving me some really neat insight into how ELP works, if nothing else- and um, teaches me some tricks on what I should be doing too."
<gumbal1> Leah laughs along. "Yeah. Might help with future stand users, if there are many others. Jeez, can you imagine? More people with the same idea."
<Nemi> "We should totally find them and go on adventures."
<gumbal1> "Maybe. It's be pretty biz-"
<gumbal1> ‘calc ’4d3-8+6
-ChanServ- Error: You typed an invalid expression.
<gumbal1> ‘calc 4d3-8+6
<GameServ> 4d3-8+6 = 6
<gumbal1> "-zarre, sure." Leah says, as ELP tries to break out of Ellie’s grasp midsentence.
<Nemi> ‘calc 4d3-8+7
<GameServ> 4d3-8+7 = 11
<Nemi> At this point, ELP isn’t doing anything if Ellie's not the one deciding it. She almost casually directs ELP to pick Leah up and carry her over, where Ellie leans over to give her a kiss. "That was perfect."
<gumbal1> ELP, being an amalgam of energy, just sort of uses a bunch of kinetic energy bursts to shove Leah in Ellie's general direction. She pretends to act surprised at the kiss, at least. "…something something kono Dio da. Yeah, I was…basically gonna try something similar."
<gumbal1> "…which may or may not have been complete with 'It was me, Leah!'"
<Nemi> Ellie grins toothily in reply. "I pre-empted you. Because that's what I do. You got /Ellied/."
<gumbal1> "…I have the best grilfriend in the world." Leah moves in for another kiss, and ELP tries to punctuate that with something, but its currently tied up.
<Nemi> "Nuh-uh. No you don't. /I've/ got the best girlfriend.. sekaiiii ichiiiiii!" Oh god Ellie no why. She releases ELP just after that kiss.
<gumbal1> To which ELP responds by 'forcing' Leah out of the way (It's p obvious Leah is in complete control of ELP) and smooches Ellie herself. She, well…it's a bit weird, being an amalgam of ghost energy with a bit of kinetic force and small static shocks added for emphasis.
<Nemi> Ellie's white hair flutters up from the force and verve and she kisses back just as enthusiastically. "Oh, ELP, you /scoundrel/..!"
<gumbal1> Leah just half grins, sitting back on a nearby bench. "What, you think she's only good for combat? ELP's got numerous talents, and surprise kisses are just one of them."
<gumbal1> "Get this. I haven't plugged my phone into a charger since September."
<Nemi> "Surprise kisses, looking like a dashing rogue AND charging phones. Best stand ever." Ellie slides into the seat beside Leah, grinning up at her and ELP in turn.
<gumbal1> "The rogue part's unintentional. I have no clue why she does that, honestly. Maybe it's my huge history crush for La Maupin or something." Leah shrugs. "It's cool, though. Wondering if she's gonna change again…"
<Nemi> "Change to what? A chef again?"
<gumbal1> "No clue. I mean, like…you remember when she was this fucked up pygmy deer, right? Then she turns into this weird deer child, and now this. Think there's any more transformation left in her?"
<Nemi> "Well.. You think it might parallel your own power development and mental state? Like, you used to be really nervous and freeze up a lot when you first got here, when she was.. Like a deer thing. And you've gotten a lot more comfortable with things in general and she's become bold to match. Maybe?"
<gumbal1> "Maybe, yeah. Still don't get the antlers." ELP strokes her antlers like one may stroke their own freshly cut hair.
<Nemi> "Well.. er.. No idea. Might just be your 'thing'."
<gumbal1> "Might be. I've always gotten along with deer. Man, you went to Diane, right? Ever fucking realize how friendly the deer are there?"
<Nemi> ".. honestly, I didn't get to see a lot of them, most of it was wandering around underground when I wasn't poking around the city itself. It's just.. It's probably my favourite city in its own weird way."

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<gumbal1> "I know, right? It's a fucked up Florida town, but, like…nothing else has that same sort of charm, I think."

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<Nemi> "Or gigantic subterranean chambers full of carvings to bizarre eldritch monsters."

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<gumbal1> "You still need to show me that. Preferrably during the intense makeout session I promised you earlier."
<Nemi> ".. speaking of, the guys over there just left, soooo if you wanted to get started.."
<gumbal1> "Right here? What are you, Zita?"
<Nemi> ".. I mean, if you wanted me to be.."
<Nemi> Ellie taps at Leah's temple.
<gumbal1> "If I wanted Zita I'd have tried to get with her instead." Leah grins. "But sure. Pretty sure people have done worse."
<Nemi> "See-" Ellie leans over to put her cheek to Leah's, and whispers, ".. we're good. .. we can let it take us aaall the way back to the dorm.."
<gumbal1> "I mean…we could. Probably comfier. Quieter. Less chance of getting interrupted."
<Nemi> "… given my enormous laziness and fondness for being comfy.. tempting.."
<gumbal1> "Plus, I gotta change out of this. Think the fight got me sweaty. Unless that's a plus in your book."
<Nemi> ".. okay yeah let's go- ELP, be my guide!"
<gumbal1> And ELP leads the way, back to the dorms.
<Nemi> And good times are had.

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