hi hi hi so here’s the head cannon story line for my sort of popular? playlist “the battle for night vale” here at 8tracks because i had a few anons and commenters asking for it. its like 11 pg long in word so its pretty much a big ol unfinished fanfic
each chap is a song - the actual chapter titles are on the playlist
characters: cecil/carlos, db!carlos/kevin, TAMIKA, appearances by earl harlan josie and the angels teddy williams etc.
IF YOU WANT TO WRITE IT PLAESE DO just lemme know uwu
WARNING–LONG POST but i love how this came out so check it:
ch1 is northern lights: a basic view of what’s going on in night vale before the battle, i.e. strex has taken over and no one likes it. tamika’s been rallying against them and they do not like it and try to turn night vale against her i.e. the “you would eat your young” line in the song. cecil brings carlos to go back to the arbys, to look at the lights and regain some semblance of normalcy in their life. cecil is worried about carlos and carlos is worried about cecil. they have lovely lovely non-strex-approved sex. nerds.
ch2 is invaders must die i.e. first blood–new station management gets increasingly restrictive and cecil gets increasingly obvious on the radio. we hear from cecil on the radio about tamika’s bombings of the strex owned businesses using the stolen helicopter in vivid detail, as if cecil was there himself… *shifty eyes*
ch3 is now in which cec surprises no one by giving strex the old middle finger by reading a dramatic as hell speech about freedom and at the end casually bombing his own radio station in protest. nbd
ch4 is radioactive in the dark - it’s getting hella real. strex is pissed af and cecil is nowhere to be found. carlos is worried and lost without his bf, but resolves to focus all his efforts of prepping weapons and researching strex. strex is pissed and starts sending in soldiers to repress the people overnight. some escape, most don’t. carlos is stuck inside enemy lines and believes cecil dies in the station bombing. he is a heartbroken woobie.
ch5 teeth in the grass - carlos goes about his day to day, trying to ignore the strexification of night vale and seething under his skin. he keeps experimenting with acids and chemical warfare in a secret basement lab with a malicious smile on his face. he also invests in training equipment and punching bags and if i were writing this i’d include a nice scene with carlos working through science calmly in his head while punching the shit out of a sandbag. carlos gets ripped the musical. he knows he’s going to have to fight.
HERES A READ MORE CAUSE THIS GOES ON FOR 37 CHAPS OKAY