Anigma Fluxx - Strange Auditorium
Had Zionne been in a normal situation, she would have bristled at being called less competent. However, the situation they were in was anything but normal and even though she thought of herself as being a fairly smart individual, perhaps she wasn't. She pushed the thoughts away and focused on the rest of what the pixelated man was saying. Logic dictated that it was in her best interest to keep the information they were being given in mind and heed his instructions. If Mister Reid was to be trusted was another thing entirely though there was really no time to argue his merits and demerits. There was no choice but to trust him.
Nothing was making any sense yet Zionne's brain began processing what small information was made available, her mind straining to grasp at what was presented as facts. Here was Anigma Fluxx according to the man in the TV. It wasn't earth. Though the things around them wasn't entirely alien looking, the place definitely didn't look like anywhere she'd been to. Were they in a different dimension? A different world? An alternate reality? It felt like she was somehow transported into that strange TV series her godfather was so fond of... The Twilight Zone.
Planned and by accident. What did that mean? How can something be planned and at the same time be an accident? Her mind immediately translated it into something that was easy for her to understand. It was like saying that a woman planned on getting pregnant and at the same time accidentally conceived. Huh. When she put it that way...It was still confusing yet somehow, it strangely made some sort of sense.
The sizzle and spark that rippled through the television towers was enough to push everything that was running through Zionne's mind aside and pump adrenalin into her system. Her eyes immediately fell on the brightly colored VHS tape as it clattered on the floor, recognizing the casette thanks to her godfather's hobby of keeping what she liked to call "outdated, ancient things." From her vantage point, she could make out the words "Eat Me" printed on the artifact, the smaller words beneath it unreadable. She had no idea what it contained but her first instinct was to grab it. Playing it might give them more clues on where they were and why there were in this place. With that intent, she took a step forward, her foot suddenly slipping. Catching herself before she fell, she looked down and noted that the floor had somehow started leaking water. It was almost at that exact time when the electricity snapped back on, filling the auditorium with noise from strange, chaotic tv shows. She immediately looked around them, worry etched on her face. Electrical cords and wires strewn about and dangling above water was bad news. Very, very bad news. It would only take one spark to--
As if taking a cue from her mind, purple electricity sparked across the room. Zionne cursed under her breath. Electrocution was definitely not the way she wanted to go and she doubted that her companion would want the same fate. She quickly looked around, her eyes falling on the stage, on the ladder, at the scaffolding and at the door. Her survival instincts immediately chose the door. It was the closest and the most logical choice. The best way not to be fried alive was to get as far away as they could from the fatal water-electricity pair.
As Sarah rushed forward, so did Zionne. She sidestepped a live wire and scooped up the VHS, hugging it to her chest as she avoided an arc of electricity that almost shocked her had she not ducked. She looked at Sarah who was running towards her. "Come on, this way! The door's not that far!" she yelled over the cacophony.