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Gravity Falls: Awakening

Gravity Falls: Awakening

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(RESERVATIONS CLOSED, DM for Discussion) Twenty years after a brutal murder has taken place in a small, rural town, a group of estranged old childhood friends are called back home to face old demons they once thought were long forgotten...

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very loosely based on the same universe of the tv show, gravity falls. but only if it took a much darker, more adult turn.

Introduction

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For as long as anyone cares to remember, Gravity Falls has always been an odd town, to say the very least. With an all too known troublesome and rather dark past, people seem to keep coming back to the ghost-town. No matter how long they may leave for, or what caused them to leave, they always seem to return home once more. As if they're being brought back by some unseen force. But that isn't to say this town is entirely terrible. However dark the past of the town may be, as it's always been the center of rumors, mysteries and stories it's a rather cozy place. Halled off to the deeper parts of a forest surrounded treeline, lies a small and rustic town. With a population no more than 2,593 people, and steadily dropping...

With a town that could be entirely looked over, as it's not even on any map or any directional service or device, it's rare whenever outsiders wander in. Chances are, if you aren't born in Gravity Falls, then you'd most likely never know of its existence. But those who aren't from the town, can't help but feel like they're always being watched by someone or something. But never feeling threatened, oddly enough.

But even odder still, are the residents of this town. They seem to carry on an overtly charasmatic and almost animated personality with whoever wanders into the small town. While some may come across standoff-ish, not wanting anything to do with outsiders, there are the friendly faces melded in, who are more than happy to help with whatever problem may arise...

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However dark and mysterious the past of Gravity Falls had been, it had never been as dark as people made it seem. Sure, the normal oddities and happenstances arose. Just like in any small town out there. Petty and every day crimes would take place. Someone stealing from a local grocery store, or looting a few smokes or drink from a gas station, or even egging the local police station. No matter what it was, it was never anything life-altering. At least, that was the case until almost two decades ago.

People used to be able to stay out well passed sundown. Being able to stay out with their friends, exploring and camping out in the surrounding woods. It was peaceful and safe. That was until a dead body was reported in the woods by a small group of childhood friends. Anyone who wasn't there, has no idea what actually happened that day, but the ones who were there well, they've never spoken about it. Not that they refused, it was more so they were physically unable to talk about it. Whether their minds were shattered after beyond repair, or they were just in need of help to be able to cope with what happened. The truth behind the events that took place that night, have remained within the group of friends and the victim, who was one of their own since. An unsolved murder case in a small town, which hasn't left many residents' minds since then, nor will it ever. A shadow looms over the small village, and it seems to only have been growing darker, hungrier since then...

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The town of Gravity Falls was shaken beyond its core by the tragic loss of an eight-year old child. Their body had been discovered in a mostly untouched campsite that was alongside an old and run down shack, along with her close friends. The circumstances of her death left the police officers involved beyond puzzled. Something had happened that night in the woods, that none of her remaining friends wanted to explain. But those who had tried were claimed to be crazy, delusional, or "it's all just your imagination." By both police, and the rest of the adults throughout the town.

The only information involving the incident, that was released to the public, was that the child's death was deemed a tragic accident. No one truly knows what happened, except for the remaining nine children there that night. Whatever horrors they witnessed that night, has continued to live on through them. Like a heavy fog that's weighed down on them since they were children.

Days, weeks, months pass. And finally, nearly twenty years soon pass by. Those once, close-knit friends are no longer by each other's side. Most having gone on their separate ways since. They've moved on to new things and become new people. Or at least most have tried. Although, that young girl's death still haunts them, more than ever. Whether the whispers that float around this town are true or not, the young girl's ghost hangs over their heads every passing day. Almost as if like it were an omen, or a reminder of how they were all here, except one. One who never got to grow up.

Now fully aged adults, these former friends will have to confront the truth of what happened. As in one way or another, they've found themselves coming back to this small town. Or, if they never left, they've been fighting the urge to look for answers. Until now. Their darkest fears and secrets will be rear their ugly heads and force these once close-knit friends to open that closet door and face the skeletons they thought were so well locked away. But now, after all these years, something has reawakened. Including an evil that was supposed to be sealed away all those years ago. The woods, nor those kids will ever be the same like they once were.

Will this reformed, rag-tag team of former friends, classmates, or even something more, be able to not only face each other once more, but their pasts, to be able to truly end an ancient evil that was once thought to be buried all those years ago? Or, has someone been lying this entire time, and is actually guilty of the events that unfolded that night twenty years ago? The only way for anyone to know, is to uncover the secrets they once thought were forgotten, and finish it once and for all.

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The Victim

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Sam Mathers | Died at 8, Appears 28 as a Ghost | Bi-Asexual | #1f2021 | Anya Taylor Joy | Taken: (Wolf's Bane109)

In life, Sam had been just like any kid who grew up in Gravity Falls. She was out-going, lively, a little odd but who in town wasn't? She was a bright child with an even brighter future ahead of her, and just before it could really even start to begin, her life was snuffed out one fateful night. The only one who knew what truly happened those twenty years ago, has taken it to the grave with her. That was until her spirit came back as a ghost, slowly regaining memories and fractions of being able to materialize in the human world for short bursts of time. The first person Sam felt herself being pulled towards was Eden, and she's been hanging amongst the shadows ever since. Sam knows she hasn't been strong enough to reach out to them before, only being heard as whispers of shadows, and she sees the torment it puts her old friend through. If Sam was only stronger, able to break through to Eden, she would. She would help all of her friends heal from their pain and suffering they all went through because of her death. All Sam wishes for, is being able to be seen again by her once close friends and family, to be able to help them find closure and to get the justice needed for what happened that night, but even Sam doesn't remember all of the details, but she knows who can and will be able to find the answers she needs. But all Sam needs, is time...

The De-facto Leader

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Miles Stevens | 27 | Heterosexual | #6C021B | Grant Gustin | Taken: (Caille)

Miles was a natural-born leader the moment he hit grade school. He was reckless enough to be okay being the first to try something new or go off into the unknown. He was good at listening to what others wanted and standing up for them when they felt they didn't have a voice. Then there was Sam, Sam made him feel weak in the knees at such a young age and he had the biggest crush on her. After her death he channeled all his time and energy into musical theatre, protecting his friends, and when he got older antidepressants.

The Theorist

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Wednesday Jones | 25 | Pansexual | #D16120 | Micaéla Verrelien | Taken: (EsmeBHeart)

Unlike most, Wednesday loved growing up in Gravity Falls. They would spend hours researching the oddities and the paranormal around the town. Although Wednesday had a strange side, they weren't bullied all too much, at least to their face. When Sam died Wednesday broke pouring everything they could into solving mysteries around the town, and even any they could find on the internet. They became obsessed with finding the answers to the unknown. As you would guess they never left, especially not after Sam's death. Wednesday now works as a part-time employee at the Mystery Shack alongside Eden, while also working full time on solving the mystery of Gravity Falls.

The Jock

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Isla Serrano | 27 | bisexual | #9E555D | Zión Moreno | Taken: (phosphene)

Isla was always a strangely secretive child. It was hard for her to make friends, she never knew how to act, always seemed to be stuck between what she wanted and who she was supposed to be. Sam's death affected her, obviously, and she started to throw herself more into the sports her father wanted her to play, finally becoming the child he wanted. This left her with less and less time to spend with her childhood friends, though she tried not to shut them out of her life. She left town right after graduation, quickly blossoming into the young woman she is today. She never thought she'd step foot back in Gravity Falls, but her parents needed help keeping the family restaurant afloat, so she's reluctantly returning, knowing she's coming home looking like a completely different person than when she left.

The Nerd

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Venus (Vi) Matthews | 25 | Bisexual | #519cc2 | Halsey | Taken: (Caille)

Vi grew up in a colorless and lonely world. At every turn, there was a note on the fridge saying her parents wouldn't be home for dinner and it only became a habit as she got older. Vi strived in the oddities of the town as it made her feel she could be more of herself. Vi grew up learning the ins and outs of board games that led to her love of tabletop games and eventually cosplaying. Her life has been a series of faces trying to reach escapism.

The Outcast

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Elliot Fox | 26 | Bisexual | #96909c | Josh Ramsay | Taken: (partially-stars)

Everyone handled their trauma differently. Or in some cases, they didn't process it at all. Elliot tried burying it, tried being the bright, shiny child he had been all along. That didn't last; the bullies saw to that. But he still tried burying it, tried pretending that it had never happened. The result was, he became known as "the weird kid." Somehow, he managed to graduate high school, shocking everyone. However, shortly after that, he was hospitalised for an extended period of time, and rumours flew around about what had actually happened. He left town shortly after to follow his dreams; but something is calling him home.

The Stoner

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Eden Ackerman | 26 | Homosexual | #0e849e | Lynn Gunn | Taken: (Wolf's Bane109)

Eden and Sam were best friends back when they were children. Growing up on the same street, staying over each other's house for sleep-overs, anything you could name, they did it together. Wherever one went, you never saw one without the other. No one was more shaken up than Eden after Sam's death. It was like losing a part of theirself. A part of their very own soul. Without Sam, Eden slowly fell apart. It was like everything came crashing down around them. Before that night, Eden's family life was already plenty miserable enough, but after Sam, Eden's life continued to spiral further down. By the time they were six-teen years old, Eden had already dropped out of school. Their grades had been failing at too rapid of a rate, as did their mental and emotional health. It wasn't so long after dropping out that they turned to substances to keep the demons from their past at bay. If they didn't stay sober, they couldn't hear the voices. Couldn't see the shadows from the corners of their eyes in rooms or hallways. Anything to numb the pain and looming memories that dared to creep over them like an enveloping shadow. It's safe to say that Eden never left Gravity Falls, and has been living out of the backroom of the local 'Mystery Shack' in the middle of town, where they work part time as a cashier for the small oddity shop. But Eden has always known something was off about the town, especially after that night. They're aware something is coming, they just aren't sure what or even who it may be..


The Journalist

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Heaven Conrad | 24 | Pansexual | #ebb13a | Hayley Williams | Taken: (partially-stars)

Eva, as she prefers to be known, has spent her whole life in the shadow of her family's legacy. Her father and mother own and run some of the biggest companies on the West Coast. But Eva's never been the business type. She went to college to study English and Journalism, and has been all but cut off by her family in the intervening years as she made it clear that she did not want to be a part of the family and their ideals any more. She knows that, perhaps, if she made a name for herself as a respectable journalist, they might take her back. Which is why she instead began working on a podcast investigating the strange goings on of a town in Maine.

The Primadonna

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Benjamin Falls | 25 | Homosexual | #E8A3A4 | Bretman Rock| Taken: (EsmeBHeart)

Benji was pretty much born with a silver spoon in his mouth, living in a lavish house, having everything at his fingertips, and never having to face the consequences of his actions. I guess things come easy when your the descendant of one of the town's founders. I mean who was gonna put him in his place when he is part of one the most wealthy families in gravity falls and could ruin your life. Born in the spotlight it wasn't shocking when he craved the limelight, his one true friend growing up was the theater. He wanted to be the best at it and unlike most things he worked as hard as he could to succeed. Benji ended up leaving gravity falls to pursue a job in the theater, He was making a name for himself but ended up coming back home recently as his father grew ill. Leaving his job, his boyfriend, and the part of him that started to become a kinder person in New York. Back on his old stomping grounds, Benji is ready to make waves in this small town. Whether you wanna call him a Prima-Donna, a bitch, a gossip, a drama queen he has enough money to not care.

The Detective

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Mason Cartwright | 27 | Homosexual | #800000 | Andrew Garfield| Taken: (Wolf's Bane109)

Mason hadn't grown up in Gravity Falls, but a town over. He grew up just as any other child out there, with hopes and dreams. But, he didn't know what he wanted exactly, or who he was supposed to be. Growing up in the home he did, being himself was anything but accepted. So when he was outed by his parents finding him with a boy, he was kicked out, but not before having a few lasting scars that still ache to this day. He was dedicated to being able to help others, and originally went into CPS, but after seeing just how bad some crimes were, he decided to join law-enforcement and not soon after climbed the ranks of becoming a detective. He was looking at cases when he stumbled upon the cold case file of a child named Sam Mathers, and after some digging, he remembered it was a case back in Gravity Falls. With no set direction, he accepted to take on the case of the murder that happened when he was a child himself, and he's dedicated to finding out the truth of what happened that night...

The Artist

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Ashir Rahman | 28 | pansexual | #3C5148 | Riz Ahmed | Taken: (phosphene)

Ashir's put his entire heart and soul into his art, and after a particularly unfruitful residency in Vermont where he felt like he'd lost touch, he decided to take a little road trip before heading back home. While driving through a particularly scenic part of Maine, his car broke down. With no cell signal, he walked the few miles into town, found a place to stay the night. That night, he had the most vivid, bizarre dream of his life, and woke up to create one of the first pieces of art he'd felt truly proud of in ages. So he just stayed, making more and more abstract art by the day.

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Mature Content - Due to the premise of this story, this shouldn't be a shock. But I am going to preface this straight away. **TRIGGER WARNING NOW**. In this role play, your characters will be subjected to mature content and if you don't think you'll be comfortable with anything along the lines of what is hinted at in the above sections, I can only advise you to leave now. This RP in short, will contain Strong language, violence, and gore. Mentions of drug use, abuse, possible self harm and even suicide. As well as the obvious, murder involving a child. Your characters will be in intense and adult situations so be prepared now. If you think you can handle these subject matters, then I am more than happy to welcome you aboard.

Character Interaction - Just because your character(s) do not like each other doesn't mean they can't interact with others. If anything that's more reason to put them together and see how they interact. This role play is very character relationship driven, but I will provide direction to advance the plot. I want everyone to be included, so if you have an idea for your character and another, do it! Just because your character is a loner type doesn't mean they have to constantly be by themselves. While there is a supernatural element to this role play, it is realistic fiction so keep that in mind when writing your character's responses.

Post Expectancy - Due to this being both a story driven and character driven role play, this won't be a fast paced RP in terms of posting and getting responses up. I get that life happens, people work, and have lives outside of online. As long as literally like, one person can get a single post up just once a month, I'm not too hard pressed. But, if you think you won't be able to respond for long bursts of time, just message me and I'm sure we'll be able to make a way to narratively progress until you're able to come back without removing your character from the over all narrative.

Ghosting - I think everyone can understand the annoyance that comes with this. While we do get life happens and you may need to step away, as mentioned above. But what is not tolerated, is either sending in a CS and never completing it because one dips without a word, someone reserves a spot and never submits a CS and someone else loses out on that spot due to waiting for that CS submission. Or, when it comes to posting and someone just disapears into thin air. If you feel like you cannot respond to a post, make a character, or even just spare the time for an RP, you can always bow out whether temporarily or permanently with a simple "Hey, I don't think I can carry on with this RP because 'insert reason here', and everyone will be understanding. But disapearing without a word is not the way to do it, and you'll be immediately removed from the RP if I need to get into contact with you more than three times and never receive a response from you for long periods of time. Plenty of my RP's in the past have died because people have ghosted. Someone ghosts for more than a month without responding to my message? Well, you'll be removed and we'll carry on without that character(s).

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Welcome to, Gravity Falls...

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Eden Ackerman
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The Stoner | Attirex|xhex: #0e849e
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xxxOnce in a dream I thought
xxxI could keep you safe forever
xxxYou held on to me
xxxA beautiful scene
xxxI still remember

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8:00am October 25th, 2021

Twenty years after 'The Accident.'

It had been twenty years to the date since that ever fateful day in the local woods that outlined the small town of Gravity Falls. Twenty years since a group of children had discovered the remains of, what could only be assumed to have been their friend, Sam Mathers. Twenty years since six children were left scarred for life by whatever they saw and experienced out in those woods, and one child who wasn't allowed to grow up. And twenty years since a heavy weight fell over the town. Almost as if a curse had befallen the people who lived there. But that's just stories, right?

The skies above this small forest town were just as grey as they had always been, sunshine being a rarity but never an unwanted sight to be had. The air was blanketed in what could only be described as a heavy fog as it drifted down the streets. Giving it a somewhat eery appearance. Due to it still being rather early in this small town, life hadn't exactly kick started itself for the day just yet. As stores were slowly beginning to open their doors for the day. Students and workers walking down the stretch of side-walk as they made their commute, whatever it may have been for. But the energy that this day seemed to always hold was equally as heavy as the fog that hang about the air. Seeing as it was the twentieth anniversary since 'The Accident'.

An accident, Eden mused to themself. A god damn accident doesn't eviscerate a child. Anyone and everyone who was in the woods that night knew it wasn't a god damn accident. Whether they wanted to admit it or not. An accident doesn't cause a child to be nearly torn to pieces, and be enough cause for a closed casket to be needed for a god damn eight-year old. It was some sort of fucked cover-up on the police's end, and everyone knew it. The cops in this damn town cared more about saving their own asses and sweeping it under the rug, than bringing the dark truth to light. The truth that what happened that night, wasn't normal nor natural. That something had caused a child to die a brutal death like Sam Mathers had. And something or at least someone had to have been responsible for what happened to the others. Kids don't just become unable to control themselves. Kids don't all just have a panic attack and all go unconcious all at once, like some kind of hive-mind mentality. There was no logical explanation.

Yet, the cops swept it under the rug and treated it like any other investigation. They were nothing more than children who needed real help. Psychological and mental help. Not just a pat on the back and an 'It's gonna be okay'. That doesn't help repair a broken mind of an impressionable child. And the fact that everyone in this town, had gone back to their old ways within a few months. None of it made sense, not even to the ones who were literal children at the time. The remaining kids knew it was wrong. That something was wrong, but they were more or less silenced. And for what? Cuz they knew the truth? None of it made sense...





Eden stood alone as their eyes looked almost glazed over. Tears having since long stained their cheeks. Eden rubbed their face once more, finally wiping away their nearly dried tears from their darkened, hazel green eyes. They were kneeling down in front of a small headstone that was under a medium sized pine tree, a bit off from the rest of the headstones that littered the cemetery. Their eyes scanned over the carved lettering into the old and gray stone:

In Loving Memory
Samantha Lily-Rose Mathers
1993-2001


Eden could feel that all too familiar burning sensation start up behind their eyes once more as their hands trembled as they were down by their sides. It wasn't right. Sam should have been here beside all of them. She should have been allowed to grown up. She should have graduated like the rest of them. Should have been able to have been to fall in love and experienced life. Even for all of the shitty aspects of life, they were all worth it. It wasn't fair that one of them wasn't here, while everyone else was still alive, wherever they may have been. Eden felt their chest tighten as tears streamed down their eyes once more, tightening their fists once more. Taking a deep breath as they slowly tilted their head upwards, the sun shining down on their pale skin as the sun peaked out from behind graying clouds. "You de-deserve to be here, Sammy..." Eden mumbled softly, keeping their eyes closed as they felt a soft gust of wind scrape across their skin. With a heavy intake of breath, Eden retrieved their black sunglasses from their jacket's pockets and put them on, slowly looking around as they could once more sense as if someone was watching them.

But like usual, Eden braced themself as they turned to face whatever was spying on them from afar, but there was nothing there. "It's fine, E-Eden...It's f-fine." they reassured themself, rubbing their hands together in the cold October air. Eden glanced down at the headstone once more, gently pressing their palm against the cold stone, closing their eyes once more as they said a few silent words to themself and got back up to their feet. Nearly towering over the small grave, shaking their head as they let out a sigh. "'Till ne-next year, Sam..." they said softly. Clicking their tongue, and there was a chirp as a small, brown form bounded towards them, rubbing against their leg. "Let's get some br-breakfast hm, S-Seb?", Eden questioned the small otter that was on a lead, and turned on their heels, heading back towards the entrance of the cemetery. But not before seeing a few familiar faces at the front gate of the cemetery.

Eden stopped and paused for a moment, taking a deep breath as they looked at the family, "I-I hope you've be-been well." they stuttered out. A nervous tick that they still hadn't ever been able to break. Even after all these years, Eden was never able to break their stutter when talking to other people.

The older man within the group gave them a kind smile as he stepped forward, gently enveloping Eden in a soft hug, "We have, Eden. Thank you. How have...How have you been?" Ezekiel asked with a kind smile, stepping back once the hug came to an end. Eden returned his smile with a small one of their own. "I'm alright. Th-thank you, Mr. Ma-Mathers." Eden sheepishly dug their shoe into the partially frozen dirt below. The younger male who was standing next to his father gave them a gentle smile, "It's good to see you always, 'Ed. You could come 'round the house sometime." Kyle commented, "-But, there's no pressure. Just letting you know you can always stop by, if you ever needed anything, of course." Alexandra smiled at her son's comment, "What he's trying to say is, there's no need to make a stranger of yourself, hun. You're always welcome to our home. Always have, always will." the woman reassured with a warm smile that met her eyes.

Eden smiled nervously as they dug their hands into their pockets, nodding slightly in response. "I app-ppreciate it. Th-thank you." Eden began to turn to leave, but stopped half way before turning back to face them, "I might t-take you up on th-that sometime. I'll l-let you get back to your v-visit." Eden nodded once more, the family simply nodded and gave the young blond a gentle smile and carried on about their day as they parted. As Eden walked away, they took a deep breath. That small voice whispering in their ear begining once more. Eden needed to get their mind off of things, but before they could do that they knew they'd need to get something to eat and headed off in the general direction to where the local diner was. They didn't have work as they always got this day off from it, for obvious reasons. Something they appreciated about the Mathers. They gave everyone that worked at the store the day off. They'd need time with things today, just like they always did every time this day came around for the past ten years. Today was like no other, or at least that's what Eden thought. But for now, Eden planned to get some food for them and their roommates, and head back home. Where they'd do nothing at all for the rest of the day, if they were lucky and didn't get roped into their roommates usual bullshit...




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the outcast. outfit. #96909c.
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they're better off without you,
cause a scene like you're supposed to
they'll fall asleep without you
you're lucky if your memory remains
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If he was being completely honest, Elliot would have rather not been in town on that day of all days. Being home was going to be hard enough as it was without being there on the anniversary. But the way everything had shaped up, it was the only day he could arrive. His parents weren't around either. It was Steve and his mom's fifth anniversary, and they'd had a non-refundable cruise booked. It did at least mean he had his childhood home to himself, but he wasn't sure if that was a good or a bad thing.

Town had hardly changed since the last time he'd been home. Hell, it had hardly changed since he'd left. He was sure that it was a comfort to some, but it just left him feeling uneasy. Things were supposed to change. His neighborhood on the outskirts of LA seemed to change every time he left for a tour. But here he was, home for the longest time in seven and a half years, and nothing had changed. Except him, he reminded himself. He didn't have to be the same person he'd been back then. He wouldn't be that person.

He'd never been able to sleep on planes, and even though his flight was an overnight one, that didn't change. He'd rented a car and driven up himself, so he knew he should have been exhausted by the time he was dumping his bags on his bed. He should have been ready to pass out. But instead, he felt wide awake, too anxious to even think about sleeping. Was this a good idea? Had any of this been a good idea? He tried lying down on the bed in the hope his body would win out over his brain, but after ten minutes of staring at the ceiling, sleep feeling as far away as ever, he figured it was futile. So, instead, he decided to go for breakfast.

The diner had always been the best place in town to get breakfast after a long night, and while the unchanging nature of Gravity Falls freaked him out a little, that was the one thing he hoped hadn't changed. As he approached the diner, he spotted a familiar figure a short distance away. Somebody he'd only seen over screens for the past year and a half, since he'd managed to avoid coming home last Christmas. He grinned and began making his way over to them. They hadn't spotted him yet, by the looks of things. He had some witty comment in his head, ready to say to catch their attention, when, at the last moment, he spotted the animal they had on their leash.

"Is that a freaking otter?" he said as he reached Eden, almost without realising it. Then he grinned at them. "Hi."





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eva conrad
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the journalist. outfit. #ebb13a.
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she's a killer queen
gunpowder, gelatine
dynamite with a laser beam
guaranteed to blow your mind
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"On the surface, Gravity Falls seems just like any other town this far out in the woods. It's... quirky. But not in a bad way. The people are pleasant. A little... strange, perhaps, but pleasant. Truth be told, for most people, it's hard to tell if they're genuinely strange, or if it's an act that they're putting on. Gravity Falls' only tourist attractions is the lake and a charming establishment known as... the Mystery Shack. Gravity Falls' brand is that of the weird and the mysterious, so it makes sense that the people would be the same. But there's an undercurrent of... something else. Something... darker. I met a detective this week investigating a cold case from twenty years ago. His name is Detective Mason Cartwright, and I spoke with him yesterday about why he's here."

Eva clicked the stop button and groaned, stretching. The first episode of Orbiting was supposed to be coming out the next day, and Eva was still trying to get everything recorded and edited. Because she had plenty of experience in editing and putting shows together, she'd volunteered to do the bulk of the editing as well, with her producer doing any final tweaks and touch-ups. It had possibly been a little too much work to take on, but she wasn't backing down now. It just meant several early mornings and late nights. She, at least, had all of the interviews she needed recorded, it was just scripting and recording her own thoughts.

She'd already been at her desk recording takes for almost forty minutes, and she needed food. Being told, she didn't entirely trust the bed and breakfast's breakfast offerings, so instead, she sent a text to Vi.

To: Vi
wanted: recommendations for the best breakfast in town. reward: i buy you breakfast in return.

She'd been so glad when she'd arrived into town to discover Vi was also around. Knowing just one person in town made it so much easier to settle in and start to find out information. It meant that she got all the best insider knowledge and gossip, as well as having someone to grab a few drinks with in the evenings. Her phone buzzed with a reply from Vi.

From: Vi
“Best breakfast is a place that doesn't normally sell it! La Cocina de Serrano, I will meet you at the front door, I have connections ;)”

Eva grinned, grabbing her bag and slinging it onto her shoulder, before heading out to meet Vi.

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The Stoner | Attirex|xhex: #0e849e
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xxxOnce in a dream I thought
xxxI could keep you safe forever
xxxYou held on to me
xxxA beautiful scene
xxxI still remember

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Eden had been semi-out of things as they walked down the side-walk, having taken out their ear-buds and put one ear in, keeping another one on alert incase anything happened around them that they needed to react to around them. Occasionally mindnessly skipping songs that were on shuffle until they found one they liked in that moment, looking through a few different apps, liking a few posts or sent some memes to some of their friends. Just anything to keep their mind preoccupied from those damn voices. The cool autumn air that scraped across their skin as they walked was a welcoming thing. While there wasn't much that Eden looked forward to around Gravity Falls, they always managed to somehow enjoy the ever so small things. The crunch of fallen leaves under their every step, the sound and sensation of wind against their ear, and the smell of fall that filled the air. It was small things that like this, that made living in this ghost town bearable. Even when at times Eden wished that wasn't the case. Maybe if they had left when everyone else did, things could have gotten better. Maybe exploring the world and doing something at the very least would have been better than continuing to wallow in their own misery for twenty years. Yet here they still were.

Doing the same old shit, every god damn day. Never going anywhere, never progressing. Always in the same old cycle. It was like no matter how hard they tried, they were stuck in some endless sort of limbo. Being how they were wasn't exactly helping either, and Eden knew it. Never breaking out of their shell, keeping to the same group of people. Hell, it was even a miracle that they ever interacted with Ashir. Then again, it was only because he was their newest roommate. But that wasn't to say Eden had anything against the guy, rather the opposite. However unexpected his arrival was, it wasn't unwelcomed. If anything, it was a pleasant surprise. Someone that didn't know who Eden was, didn't really know their past. And they preffered to keep it that way. Then again, news travels all too fast in a small town, so it was only a certain amount of time until word got around to the guy. Oh well, not much that they could do.

Eden was only shaken out of their thoughts when they heard someone call out to them. It took them a few moments to process not only the words, but the voice. That sneaky son of a bitch, were the only thoughts before they turned on their heels, and sure enough. There he was. In all of his god damn, blue-haired glory. "You be-beautiful son on a bi-bitch-" were the only words Eden got out before they had practically flung themselves at Elliot. Embracing him into a tight hug, which would have otherwise taken them both down to the ground if Elliot hadn't been expecting it. This was more or less routine for them at this point. Elliot showing up out of nowhere, and Eden tackling him with a hug.

After taking a moment to take in the moment, Eden finally broke away from the hug, taking a few steps back and patted down their clothing. Blinking for a moment as their brain took a moment to process what was asked. Looking down and quickly scooping up the small creature, "His na-name is Se-Se-Sebastian. Th-thank you ve-very much." Eden teased, before gently placing a kiss on the otter's head. Scratching under his chin for a moment, before turning on their heels as the two of them started to walk again. Eden paused for a moment, looking at Elliot. "Should have t-told me you'd b-be co-coming. Would have d-done somethin' sp-special." Eden smiled gently, turning back ahead of them.

Eden nodded in response after Elliot spoke, eyeing him up for a moment. If they could venture a guess, he was beyond tired and clearly hadn't eaten anything in hours. If they could place a bet, he arrived to town and didn't do much before running into them. "Br-breakfast, is o-on me. C-come on then, Ell. No Arguments." they gestured with their head, indicating the way that they had both been heading to anyway. Eden mindlylessly fidgeted with the rings that they had on their left hand. "How...Ho-how have yo-you been? I kn-know you'be be-been worki-ing on an al-album, right?" Eden already knew the answer to that. They had been keeping up with his social medias and everything in between for years. But they were more or less desperate to keep the awkward silence from sticking around for too long. Anything to keep their mind and ears off of those damned voices would help.





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xxxxxWednesday Jones
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xxx The Theorist | Outfit | #D16120
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xxxxxWell, I guess I made my bed
xxxxxNow I gotta lie in it
xxxxxLike a suicidal kiss
xxxxxI got a guilty conscience
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Wednesday trudged through the muddy leaf-covered path that borders their backyard. Making their way to the town’s park, going this way would spit them out into a more secluded part of it. Once at their usual picnic table they quickly sent a text to Isla, something that has become a habit of checking in on her in the morning. As they hit send they got a message from Vi, as she had sent them a plethora of memes, videos, and texts to try and cheer them up. Wednesday chuckled a little and a small smile formed on their perpetual stone-like face, they texted Vi back "thank you" before sliding their phone back in their bag and pulling out a laptop strewn with various stickers. They rubbed their cold hands together before getting ready to write, in a futile effort to try to forget the incident.

Just as Wednesday was starting to lose themselves in the grove of their writing, a piercing voice broke their concentration. 'Wendy, you back here again?" asked Wednesday's sister, as she slithered out from the thick trees that usually block this part of the park from the townies. "What do you want, CeCe?" they asked without taking an eye off their writing. "Ugh no need to be so testy, Wendy." said CeCe with a smirk as she knew how much that annoyed her sibling. "All I wanted to know was how you were doing. Now I'm being punished for just being a good sister." she said with a dramatic flourish. Wednesday rolled their eyes "I'll tell you again like I always do, I just need to be alone on this day." CeCe slid down across from them and started drumming on the table. Wednesday tensed up trying to focus on their writing, but with a constant stream of distractions coming from across them, it was an impossible task. "Can you please leave me be? I'm just trying to get some writing done." Wednesday asked with a sigh. "It's a park hun, I can sit wherever I want, you don't own this area." CeCe replied as she propped her feet up on the picnic table slightly kicking the laptop. "God be careful!" Wednesday snapped back at them. CeCe rolled her eyes before closing Wednesday's laptop with her foot. "You do know you're never gonna find out what happened to that kid Sam right? I don't understand why you keep trying, it's been 20 years, and you're not any closer." CeCe stood up brushed her legs. "If I were you I would let this little obsession die off." CeCe chuckled before turning to leave. "Well, it's a damn good thing I'm not you." Wednesday said before they watched their sister leave.

Now too upset to continue Wednesday packed up their belongings and started making their way to La Cocina de Serrano, to get some food.

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Miles Stevens was used to his morning routine by now. Being a teacher it was the same kind of morning every day, except for this one. It was the anniversary of Sam's death and even after 20 years, he took it a bit different than he should be. Miles could never sleep the night before, because when he closed his eyes he was reminded of everything he saw that day. It was something he didn't even like to talk about with the therapist.

It reminded him everyday that there was something out there in Gravity Falls, but he never could figure out what or why it went after Sam. Not many other incidents like it have ever been reported, so the question kept lingering around in his head, Why Sam?

He groaned as he got out of bed. He got ready for the day and just automatically turned off his phone not wanting to deal with it. Almost as if it were autopilot he made his way out to the edge of the forest to stare at it for awhile. What was it about Gravity Falls? What made it easy for people to come crawling back? Miles sighed as he tried to peel back the layers of the forest to maybe get some sense of clarity, but that would never happen. Part of him wanted to go further into the forest and just sit at the spot where they found Sam.

His fingers moved in a way that made him want to wrap around the a cylinder container, but there was none on him. The itch and the crave to have something was there. Miles felt extremely irritated now and just began to walk away from the situation, decided to get some coffee and a breakfast bagel before he had to head to the school.

His walk wasn't too long and it was rather peaceful. When he got up to the diner doors, he opened then and walked in. As he placed his order to go, he couldn't help, but see two familiar people sitting at a booth together. Eden and Elliot. He walked up to the two of them with a big goofy grin on his face.

"Yo, wassup guys! I haven't seen either of you for a hot minute." Miles said same grin continued to be plastered on his face, "How's the Mystery Shack, Ed? Also sick music bro." Miles spoke and near the end he lifted up a closed fist towards Elliot. He understood it may not be Elliot's thing, but it had been so long the guy was just excited beyond words.

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life gave me some lemons so I made some lemonade

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