On what should have been a normal Tuesday morning in the busy city of New York, seven complete strangers board the last car of a train, all with different destinations in mind. As the train goes underground along it's normal route, it suddenly comes to a startling hault. The conductor informs the passengers that everything is fine and the train will get moving again fairly soon.
Except it doesn't.
There is an incredibly loud booming sound above you that shakes the tunnel walls and rocks the train. It sounds a lot like a nuclear bomb just went off but you all nervously laugh it off. That's just not possible.
A short while later you hear the conductor's voice again, and this time he cannot mask his terror behind false pretenses. Everything is definitely not ok. New York has just been leveled by a bomb and you and the other passengers are trapped below ground on a train.
On one hand, you're still alive and well. On the other hand you're stuck below ground for God know's how long and with a bunch of strangers. And whats worse, a huge slab of rock comes crashing down on top of the car in front of you. The resulting rockslide leaves an impassable wall where the rest of the tunnel used to be, effectively cutting you off from the other side.
What will the seven of you do now?
So this roleplay has six open slots right now as I will be taking one. I'll leave up 3 female slots and 2 male slots to be filled now, and the last person can choose the gender they want. Try to diversify the ages, I don't want a bunch of teenagers lol If someone would be willing to play a mother and a young child(would count as one character towards the total seven) that'd be awesome!
The roleplay will start just before the bomb hits, but you can have your first post start from the moment your character gets on the train if you want, as long as you end just before the bomb hits. I will make a special event post so you guys know when the bomb hits. I wanted to give everyone a chance to introduce their characters before we dive right into the story.
Brandon Jones was never a particularly prompt person, but a very important interview had the sandy blonde male up and awake well before his usual 10:30 am rising. He'd even taken care to shave this morning, remembering his mothers words of advice that also included 'take a shower, make sure you don't stink ya?'. Presently, he was fiddling with dark green tie that he bought specifically for the interview having read some website article that said the color green represented a lot of good qualities that he didn't actually possess. After he finally got the tie to sit just the way he wanted it, Brandon checked his reflection in the mirror. He was a well built in-shape twenty four year old, though a few months of unemployment and lazing about his apartment had started up a beer belly. Brandon lightly patted said belly, sucking in his breath to try and hold the pudge in before letting the breath out in a huff. Heck, they couldn't refuse to hire him because he was getting a bit fat. No sense in giving himself a headache trying to hold it in.
Pleased with his appearance, Brandon made his way out of the bathroom and into the kitchen. There he poured himself a cup of coffee to go, careful to unplug the machine so he didn't come home to a smoke filled apartment again, and grabbed his freshly pressed suit jacket from the back of a chair along with an empty briefcase that was strictly for show. Certain he hadn't forgotten anything, the male left his apartment with one last glance and locked door.
He was used to there being a lot of people trying to catch a train, but not so many people that he was forced to sit in the last car. All the other cars had filled up and where standing room only, so Brandon had mosied on over to the last car, choosing the single seat at the back. He could count on one hand how many times he'd been on the last car of the train and decided to treat the experience as an adventure rather then a nuisance. He settled into his seat, sipping at his cooling coffee as six other stragglers boarded the car. He was surprised it too hadn't filled up, but was glad nontheless. It meant he'd have a relatively peaceful train ride.
The trained pulled off moments later, creaking along the tracks as it traveled through New York city. Brandon looked out to admire the same scenery he saw everyday. It didn't amaze him quite as much as it did when he first moved here for college but the view was still nice. He knew he wouldn't be seeing it much longer though as the train took a dip, signaling they were about to enter a tunnel. Brandon sipped at his coffee again as bright blue sky was replaced by darkness with the faint orange glow of lamps.
As he was preparing to settle down further into his seat and perhaps catch a light nap, the train came to halt.
"Ladies and gentlemen this is your conductor speaking. Just wanting to inform you folks that there is a bit of rail traffic ahead of us so we will be delayed for about 10 minutes or so. We do apologize for the inconvenience, but everything is fine and we will be moving as soon as I get the all clear. Thank you for your patience."
Brandon let out an audible groan of frustration. The one day he actually had to be somewhere and this happens?
He supposed it was just his crappy luck. "Awesome." He muttered, letting his head thump back against the window. This would likely be the longest ten minutes of his life.