IC: https://www.iwakuroleplay.com/threads/what-once-was.33424 The clock kept ticking, even as the inside of my head screamed for it to stop. I could hear the bombs falling in the distance; listened to them screaming from planes that ironically never made a peep. Listened to their impact and my brain lit up like a fucking projector screen with the brilliance of the blast. They came out of nowhere, like a thousand hornets swarm--or killer bees. Missiles and machine guns, blasting away at what was once our ordinary, high school lives. I thought a pimple or two before the prom was bad--I just had to outrun a fucking humvee! At least I thought that's what it was--couldn't make sure cause I was ducking and weaving into place I hoped they could never go. But damn it all, if their jeeps couldn't go there then their damn tanks could! I was safe, for now. I wondered how many other students got out when the North Koreans came. Rules---------------- 1. No God modding. I don't care how bad ass your character is. He can't fight alone 2. No controlling another person's character. You may suggest that they feel a certain way, but it's up to them to reciprocate. If its an action, take it up with them. 3. No arguing outside of the game. I realize the truth of the situation between N.Korea and the U.S. No need to get into political debates over it. Its just an anchor for the story. 4. All the players will be students. The end. No former spec ops, no outrageously coincidental characters. Just try and think of atypical kid on a typical day--just when WWIII starts. 5. Romance is fine, if it involves sex--post a warning first. But this roleplay will have violence in it, and I'd like to see some characters going through trauma as they adjust to the war. You don't just say "Hey, its a war!" and pick up a gun. It doesn't work that way. 6. Write more than one or two sentences. This is a paragraph paragraph story. Third person perspective. * Edit: I'd like to add to rule #4. This won't be liked "Red Dawn". This kids will not be trying to willingly engage the N. Koreans who are active and highly trained combatants. They fight only when they need and have to. They don't know any combat strategies and many won't know how to use a gun right away.