The red-brownish haired girl looked at the map in her hand as she went up to the floor her mission took place on. Lianne ran her fingers through her hair to untangle them as she held another the map in her other hand.
"What kind of map is this?" She mumbled as the elevator doors opened. The halls were quite dim. She chose to ignore the silly map, and went down one of the halls.
Looking left and right, she saw doors almost everywhere down that hall. "Must be some kind of trap... I'll use another hall." She said to herself as she walked away from that hall. Little did she know that that hall was the only hall on the entire that was 'trap free'.
The hall she went through had several paintings and one of the lights flickered on and off. She looked at the paintings as she twirled her scissors in her hands. "The eyes seem to follow you. It must be one of those trick paintings."
Lianne walked away from it. The people in the paintings grabbed the frame of the painting and seem to pull themselves out of the portrait. Of course, she used her scissors to slice the painting, but nothing was working. So she decided to run.
Once she thought she had lost them, she was already out of breath. Panting heavily, she held the walls and her other hand clenched onto her dress. She saw a flower vase perched on top of a small round table nearby. The roses in the vase were wilting, and the petals dropped onto the table.
Lianne looked around for a minute, wondering about any possible traps in the hallway. When she turned back to the flowers, they were fresh and beautiful. Beside the vase was a water bottle. Lianne looked down the hall to see a familiar face, more specifically, one of the officers in the HQ.
She saw Cordalyss walking away into the shadows and decided to chase after her. When she reached the end of the hall...
Lianne said, quite annoyed at the mission. She saw at the edge of the wall, that there was a doorknob. She reached for it and twisted it.
"Thank heavens..." she said as she entered the hall. What she didn't expect, was the headless cleaning robot. It vacuumed the floor and it suddenly jammed. Lianne has made similar mechanical dolls before, but she has never forgotten to include the head.
It walked towards her slowly, and it reached out to her, wanting to wrap its hands around Lianne's neck. She was confident she could just avoid the mannequin fast enough, since it was going at quite a slow speed.
Then, a green coloured smoke came out of the air vents and into the hall. Lianne immediately recognised the smoke.
"My gender swapping mixture??" she squeaked. Okay, now she was in trouble. She wasn't allowed to appear in the opposite gender or she would have to start all over again. Lianne panicked and twisted the doorknob, but it didn't open. It was locked from the other side.
She peered through the lock hole and saw purple coloured hair figure running away.
'Dietrich.' She cursed in her head. She turned around and took her pair of scissors and ran pass the mannequin and away from the smoke. Once she was far away enough, she lifted her dress and took the gun from her shorts and shot the mannequin numerous of times to stall it.
When the mannequin dropped to the floor and tried to get up, Lianne opened the nearest door so she could escape. Of course, she found even more mannequins in the room. She didn't want them to notice her, so she quietly locked the door.
The bromine opened another door, and saw it led to another hall. But it had a deep pit separating the hall from the door. She grabbed hold of the door frame.
'Curse me and my fear of heights.' She shut her eyes shut. But she re-opened them when she heard a ringing sound and a sweet smell. She saw cake crumbs on the floor, and immediately remembered that someone told her that Fray was delivering cakes that day.
Lianne readied herself at the door, and jumped over the pit, landing on her feet like a cat. She looked back to see that she was only 2 feet away from the pit.
Opening the door where the crumbs lead to, she saw a kitchen. And there was a door on the other side. She cautiously went through the kitchen, remembering not to disturb Fray and his cake and other sweets, no matter how tempted she was.
She twisted the door to the other side of the kitchen and opened it. It was the door she was supposed to enter. Lianne sighed.
"Finally." She grabbed hold of the knob, only to realize it was a hologram. The walls around her started to enclose. She immediately turned to open the door, but it's locked. Lianne didn't know what to do, but she was calm. Her genius IQ came in handy sometimes, but at the moment, there was nothing around.
"There is something projecting the hologram. Now where is it..." she said looking around. She looked up to see a hole with the hologram machine.
"There." She smirked. The walls enclosing around her helped her up. She jumped on one of the walls and then on the wall opposite of the wall she jumped off on, and reached out to the hole. She pushed the machine away and managed to climb up right before the walls closed completely.
The dim light at the end of the hall, so she followed that, just in case there was something in the shadows she didn't need to see. Lianne made her way to the end of the hall, but tripped over something and fell flat on her front.
"What?" she flipped herself over and went on her knees, picking up the book. A manga book?
Astii must be nearby if these were lying all around. She picked up the book in her hand, and several other books that were laying about. She saw the pink haired officer sitting on the chair nearby typing away on her computer.
Lianne didn't want to bother the officer, so she simply placed the books on the table and went towards the light.
The ex-mafioso face palmed when she reached the end of the hall. More doors...
She checked every single one, and some of the doors were just doors attached to the walls. Nothing was on the other side. "How am I ever going to- WOAH." She fell flat on her front again, having tripped over a loosened tile.
She picked herself up and went over to the loosened tile. The 16 year old heard that they could flip over the tiles to take something.
Lianne flipped it over and found a gas mask that looked oddly similar to Lon's.
"Alright..." she said. The halls were confusing, and she secretly hoped to find more things lying around.
As she walked further, it was another dead end. Lianne sighed and face palmed. Suddenly, the wall started raising into the ceiling. Lianne simply looked up at it in awe and heard footsteps behind her, running away.
A note on the floor said "Thank you. –A"
"...Well, that was fortunate." Lianne kept the note in her pocket of her shorts as she continued walking, occasionally finding water bottles and cake crumbs in unusual places.
She tripped over many loosened tiles and jumped over several sharp tiles, but none of them actually had very useful things underneath.
At the moment, Lianne had a gas mask, several water bottles, a baseball bat, a box of matches and a carrot. Oh, and a wedding cake topper.
She looked at the confusing map again, and wondered if she had gone too far, or hasn't gotten there yet. When she leaned against the wall, it opened and Lianne fell through.
Lianne tried to grab hold of something, but it was to smooth so she continued falling.
Once she hit the ground, it wasn't that hard. In fact, it was quite... squishy. She took out the box of matches she had earlier and lit a match on fire. She looked down to see she landed on a fairly large Rottweiler.
She immediately jumped away from it, and found out it was asleep. Lianne deadpanned.
"Alright, how do I get out of here." She saw a door, and opened it. When she was outside, the very annoyed girl dusted her dress and continued spinning her scissors around. A loud growling was heard by the short girl and she turned around to see that the Rottweiler was looking at her and in a stance, ready to jump onto Lianne.
"Im a member of Psychedelique HQ, and a DOG is not going to stop me from getting to that door." She glared at the dog. After a few minutes of intense glaring, the dog whimpered and went back into the room. She smirked triumphal and turned around to see a cleaning mannequin directly behind her.
'So that's why the dog backed away.' She backed away slowly from the doll, which mimicked her movements exactly. It morphed to look exactly like Lianne as well. God, cleaning robots are very annoying.
'Fuck, this thing knows.' Lianne cursed in her head. She hated the feeling of being replaceable by the advanced humanoid machinery. She had a phobia off it, but she's not going to show that she was afraid of anything. Her height enough gets her underestimated around the HQ, and fear being shown is defiantly going to make no one take her seriously.
"Look here, stupid robot." Lianne said as she held her hands on her hips. The robot mimicked her exact movements. "I'm not going to let you steal my life. I already had enough of this! Don't make me pissed even more." She said going closer to the robot and it followed.
She noticed one of the panels nearby had no panel, and the electric wires were very easily seen.
Lianne smirked and moved backwards, and the robot moved backwards as well. When the robot stepped on the electrical wires, Lianne quickly took the water bottle out of her shorts and threw it at the robot. Of course, the robot mimicked her movements, but it threw a knife at Lianne.
Of course, Lianne was expecting that and shot the water bottle so the water spilled all over the mannequin and electrical wires, making the Lianne-robot get electrocuted and stopped working.
She didn't forget about the knife which was flying dangerously close to her, but it was too close to dodge it and too near to shoot it with a bullet. So she held up her scissors and made it clash with the knife.
It sliced her hand just abit, and it skidded across the floor.
Lianne heard it stop, and decided to go after it, to collect it. After all, the matches and the water bottle had been useful earlier. Maybe the knife would do some good.
When she bent to pick it up, she looked at the door in front of her. It was a double door, with a large butterfly on the centre of the door. Lianne touched the butterfly, the cool metal and rusty smell reassured her that this was the destination.
She was about to open the door, when she remembered she was suppose to wait at the first room beyond the door. Lianne sighed and turned towards the door nearest to the butterfly door and waited in there for something else to happen.