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Epimetheus wasn't like Prometheus when it came to powers and magic. He had power, sure, but he'd never mastered it the way his twin had. He hadn't needed to, really. He'd never been trapped in the mortal realm after all, he came and went as he pleased- Using portals. ...Portals he generally had others open for him. However, since he was traveling alone lately, the only way to pop back home for a bit was to crack one open himself, using the only spell he knew to do so. A very blunt spell, honestly, that Prometheus had scolded him time and time again for using. 'Spells like this aren't like garage door openers, you know. They don't just open one portal, they'll open any in range,' the other titan had scolded, though all Epimetheus had said in return was 'What's a garage door?'.

That had been some time ago, but Epimetheus had used the spell many times since. He'd never noticed any ill effects personally, and didn't have the foresight to see how it might go a bit wrong. So this morning when he'd popped home to see Pandora, he'd gone on as he always did- Oblivious to any trouble he might be causing elsewhere.

(Portals are opening and closing all over london, letting things into the city from other places, times, ect. The sky is the limit here! Have anything you want slip through into the city- Or maybe let your pups go stumbling through one themselves? The choice is yours! This post will be open all next week, so tag in and then check back often! As always, we trust you guys not to go too crazy with this power, but please, no wrecking the city or doing anything that might cause gamewide issues without checking in with us first. Also, like any plot, feel free to have your pups sit out or be completely oblivious to the chaos. Assume that Torchwood and the like are keeping it out of the papers. ;) Have fun!)

Date: 2017-05-13 12:15 am (UTC)
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Val followed after him, frowning as the scent hit his wolf like nose.

"What is that?" he asked, sniffing at the air. "There's no market today..."

Date: 2017-05-13 12:33 am (UTC)
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They rounded the corner and though there was no market, there was a vendors cart laden with spring flowers. The scent was so strong it was overpowering.

"That's not something you see everyday," Jack said. He figured surely there could be no threat from flowers, and he moved in to select one.

"I always liked violets," he said, but then something bright and sweet exploded in his senses and Jacks eyes glazed over.

Date: 2017-05-13 01:11 am (UTC)
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"Something smells off about these," Val murmured, unaware of whatever was currently attacking Jack's senses.

Date: 2017-05-13 01:12 am (UTC)
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The violets fell from Jack's hand and he turned to look vacantly at Val.

"There's nothing here. We can go," he said in a flat, automatic tone. "But first, smell the tulips, Val..."

Date: 2017-05-13 01:54 am (UTC)
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Taking a step back, Val frowned and made a point of keeping some distance between them.

"I'll pass. ...Are you feeling alright, Jack?" he asked calmly, gaze drifting to the flowers, looking for some sign of what was going on.

Date: 2017-05-13 02:15 am (UTC)
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"The tulips, Val," he said dreamily. He plucked a purple bloom and held it out. The scent was sickeningly sweet and even in his daze Jack could only think of rotting flesh.

Date: 2017-05-13 03:04 am (UTC)
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Val could already smell it, and he pushed Jack's hand away before taking another step back.

"Stop," he said calmly, his gaze flickering over Jack as he tried to think. If it was the scent that had Jack looking glassy eyed and braindead, then maybe the answer was to cover that scent. It was just a guess, but it was something, and he pulled a pack of matches from his pocket and struck one- Only to immediately snuff it out and hold it under Jack's nose.

Date: 2017-05-13 03:06 am (UTC)
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The hot, acrid smell of charcoal and sulfer jerked him out of his fugue. He dropped the tulip.

"What happened?" Jack asked, torn between running and fighting.

Date: 2017-05-13 04:16 am (UTC)
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"I don't know, something to do with the flowers though- One good sniff and you were like a bloody zombie," Val replied, raking his fingers through his hair.

Date: 2017-05-13 07:58 pm (UTC)
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"Then we've got to get it out of here before it affects anyone else," he said. "Lets find the nearest portal and push it through."

Date: 2017-05-13 10:27 pm (UTC)
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"Not to be a spoil sport, but perhaps we should dispose of it permanently, rather than shove it back into the universe?" Val suggested.

Date: 2017-05-14 06:13 pm (UTC)
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"Good idea, but we need to do something now," Jack replied. "And who knows? Maybe where it came from this is normal. Come on. Find me that fracture."

Date: 2017-05-14 06:16 pm (UTC)
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Val frowned a little, but didn't argue.

"Alright," he sighed, "It'll take a moment though, I still haven't mastered this."

Date: 2017-05-14 08:48 pm (UTC)
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Jack nodded. This was no exact science, even with the best equipment. As Val worked the device, he checked his own wrist strap, trying to get any specific reading. But there was just too much. Whatever was happening it was all over the city.

They needed to contain this.

Date: 2017-05-14 09:23 pm (UTC)
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"God, the way this thing is blinking and fussing you'd think the whole bloody city was about to crack open," Val said, tapping at one of the symbols, then going still.

"I think I have it. If I get it open, can you push that through?"

Date: 2017-05-14 09:30 pm (UTC)
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"Yeah, I can do that," Jack said. The cart was on wheels and he quickly checked for a brake. Seeing none, Jack got close to manhandle the thing. "Just point me in the right direction."

Date: 2017-05-14 09:33 pm (UTC)
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Straight ahead," Val assured him, tapping again, then watching as the portal slowly split open.

Date: 2017-05-14 09:39 pm (UTC)
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Jack pushed hard. The cart rolled slowly forward and Jack could feel a rush of air, just like before. The portal opened wider and wider and the cart was drawn in. He felt the pressure lessen and finally the whole thing was pulled away from him and through the portal. Jack stumbled backward clumsily to avoid being sucked in as well. The portal was unstable and as soon as it had swallowed the cart it closed itself.

"This is out of control," Jack said. "We need to find a source or else we're just going to be running around the city like mad men."

Date: 2017-05-14 10:16 pm (UTC)
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"Maybe we should head back to HQ, see if we can find the source," Val suggested.

Date: 2017-05-14 10:18 pm (UTC)
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"Yeah, I think that's the best idea. And while we're at that, I can try to mitigate some of what's on social media. The last thing we need is for any of this to go viral," Jack said. He turned on his heel to head back to the SUV, his shoulders square and back straight as he stalked the distance back.

Date: 2017-05-14 11:11 pm (UTC)
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"Feels like magic," Val said as he followed along. "Rather, it smells like magic," he admitted.

Date: 2017-05-14 11:16 pm (UTC)
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"Y'think? You're probably right, then," Jack said. He was perfectly willing to let Val take the lead on things like magic. Jack was firmly rooted in science and magic...never sat right with him. He tried to avoid it as much as he could.

Date: 2017-05-14 11:34 pm (UTC)
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Val offered a smile then, small and genuine. He wasn't sure why but praise from Jack always felt huge. ...Like a gift. There was just something about the other man that made you want his attention and approval.

Date: 2017-05-15 12:51 am (UTC)
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The change in the way Val smelled, the way he tasted, was subtle but Jack was attuned to little changes like that. It was part of why he was so good with people.

He flashed Val a smile and put his arm around the man's shoulder. Pride suited the man.

"Let's get back and you can work your magic. I'll get on corralling social media."

Date: 2017-05-15 03:01 am (UTC)
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"Sounds like a plan," Val smiled, leaning into Jack slightly, and forgetting for a moment that they were on the clock as he leaned in and pressed a kiss to the other man's jaw.

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