|Amsterdam -- Musings?
||[Sep. 18th, 2004|10:14 pm]
Ninja Pirate Mafia Force
Amsterdam is one of the pivotal moments in the entire arc, and there are several different ways how it could go down.|
PLAN A: Take Me To Your Dealer
Team Crimson Blossom gets sent to Amsterdam, where the Azure Mint Destruction Trio are expected to perform, but when they go to a local cafe, they get a little extra special "something" in their coffees. Will and Claire end up crawling all over one another (but we never find out for sure if they have sex). Jon crawls over Stephen, has a minor epiphany that he really does like Stephen, then ruins the moment by accidentally calling him "Will." Stephen, because of his alien physiology, doesn't get stoned, and turns out to be a very competent leader in Will's stead. Stephen more or less completes the assigned mission and gets a commendation. This is a lovely shout out that Will is having problems being a leader, and begins the rumors at Force HQ that maybe Stephen should be bumped up to Ninja Master. No one goes home happy, or even has intact memories of the entire mission except for Stephen, who refuses to divulge any details.
PLAN B: Just Say "Yes"
Team Crimson Blossom gets sent to Amsterdam, where the Azure Mint Destruction Trio are expected to perform. Claire and Will walk into a bar and end up drugged. Jon and Stephen are exploring the city's finer cultural aspects when Stephen is brutally assaulted and dragged away. Jon freaks out because he's beginning to piece together *why* he enjoys spending so much time with Stephen. Will and Claire are too busy trying to get into one another's pants (with continual coitus interruptus) that they don't want to help Jon find Stephen. Stephen, meanwhile, is "rescued" by a gang of Canadian expatriots who have begun a significant crime spree in Amsterdam, but they have hearts of gold underneath it all. They want to rob the AMDT blind and develop their own J-pop band, and Stephen is the perfect lead singer. Stephen then turns out to be not only a great singer but also a criminal mastermind. One night, Will and Claire end up at one of Stephen's concerts, and Will gets pissed because that little punk is better at being a punk than Will is. Stephen is also convinced that he was having an affair with a cop (Jon), and in spite of the attraction, he tries to push Jon away so that he can have the perfect heist. There is much humor and angst, and eventually, Stephen comes to his senses and is positively horrified by what he's done. Not so much with the rest of the NPMF--Stephen earns a fatty commendation for making life hell for the AMDT. He becomes a huge hero. People begin to question Will's ability as a leader.
PLAN C, anyone? Post it!