[12:24:45 PM] ST: While things are going down with Malif, Mike, and Naomi… Harry and Angela sneak around to the back. Angela guides Harry to the back of the compound, keeping a fair distance from the security cameras’ line of sight. Eventually she urges him to stop and points to a shadowed corner of the compound wall. “Blind spot,” she whispers.
[12:28:08 PM] Harry: “Nice.” He takes a deep breath. “Can you run up it, or phase through it?”
[12:28:40 PM] ST: “Yes,” she says with a smirk. “Can you?”
[12:30:50 PM] Harry: He nods. “Run yes. You still haven’t taught me that walking through walls bit. So, I’ll run up it, head along the wall, and disarm who I can. Now we just gotta wait for the signal.”
[12:34:51 PM] ST: “I hate this part,” mumbles Angela. She reaches into a pocket and pulls out a pair of dice, rotating them in her hand restlessly.
[12:40:32 PM] ST: (( Shall we cut back to what’s going on up front, then? ))
[12:40:44 PM] Mike: ((I thought you’d never ask.))
[12:41:57 PM] ST: Back at the front of the compound… after Malif collapses…
[12:43:39 PM] Mike: Mike’s eyes go wide as it happens… Plan A busted out. Time for Plan B. He pulls out his Guitar and hits a hard and loud chord with it, the sound emanating from the very earth. Along with the sound came a command to the mortals of the place. ‘Sleeeeeep!’ ((Mass Hypnosis! Hopping on the dice site to roll it.))
[12:48:18 PM] ST: (( Make your roll. ))
[12:49:00 PM] Mike: ((Manip+Command+Legend. That’s Man 4+Comm 1+Legend 4+2 Epic Man+4Legend Flare. That’s 9 dice, 6 Autos.))
[12:49:24 PM] ST: (( So at least six people are asleep. ))
[12:49:43 PM] Mike: ((Ten people with that one strum.))
[12:55:04 PM] ST: Just as a couple of guards from the group begin to pick up Malif’s unconscious form, the strum echoes out across the compound. Instantly all of them collapse, and Malif is dropped a second time.
[12:55:36 PM] Mike: ((Dropped as in attacked, or just let go of him?))
[12:56:02 PM] ST: (( He was being lifted, they dropped him because they fell asleep. ))
[12:57:29 PM] Harry: “And that’s the signal. Time to make people have a bad day.”
[12:57:38 PM] Mike: ((Okay. Another strum of the Guitar and Legend spent. Not using Mass Hypnosis again… using Echolocation. Differencing conscious forms from unconscious. Easy to tell. If they’re standing, they’re conscious. Figuring out how many are conscious.))
[1:07:55 PM] Mike: Mike’s eyes set and, having gotten what he needed, charges the, by now, closed gate to bash it open. ‘Hope you two speedsters are ready to go… because at this point, we’re mixing Plans B and C…’ He will then rush to Malif.
[1:08:23 PM] ST: Without further ado, just as Harry finishes his first sentence, Angela pockets her dice, straightens and dashes forward, phasing through the wall with ease.
[1:09:48 PM] Harry: And Harry hit the top of said wall. If it’s got less than a 15 foot vert, he can actually just jump to the top.
[1:10:59 PM] ST: Naomi nods at Mike. “You’re covered,” she says, pulling out the lovingly crafted longbow she’d brought with her and stringing it with an ease and fluidity that bespeaks practice.
[1:12:23 PM] Mike: Mike nods and bashes the gate down. It’s going to cause a commotion, but if there were still people awake, they were going to go down anyway. ((Since it doesn’t cost anything to do so, keeping Echolocation active as I enter the house. Should I roll for bashing the gate, or will Epic Str 2 cover it?))
[1:13:47 PM] ST: As the siblings breach the wall in their respective manners, they find themselves near the outdoor basketball and tennis courts.
[1:14:49 PM] ST: (( Make a roll, Majin ))
[1:15:22 PM] Mike: ((Straight Strength, then?))
[1:15:49 PM] ST: (( Yeah. ))
[1:15:53 PM] Harry: The Speed Demon begins to do what he does best, and runs along the top of the wall, from guard spot to guard spot, disarming guards, by chucking their guns into the woods, bending them to uselessness, disassembling them…(Assuming it’s got guards atop the wall, I recall that from the initial desc, but it’s been a while.)
[1:16:21 PM] Mike: ((Spending Fate point to reroll.))
[1:16:34 PM] Mike: ((9/16 Legend left.))
[1:16:53 PM] Mike: ((No, Legend again.))
[1:17:35 PM] Mike: ((There we go. I didn’t want to have zero successes because I didn’t get any hits on the dice. 3 successes.))
[1:17:42 PM] ST: What few guards there are atop the wall are unconscious.
[1:18:28 PM] Sanura: [can still chuck their weapons though :D]
[1:18:30 PM] ST: The reinforced gate groans under the force of Mike’s blow but holds fast.
[1:19:27 PM] Harry: Can Harry hear and feel that?
[1:19:37 PM] Mike: Mike bounces back away from the gate. “Resilient fuck. Fine.” He looks at the camera posted at the gate and gives it the finger as he takes his Axe straight to the gate! ((If THIS don’t do it, then I give up.))
[1:20:13 PM] ST: (( He can hear the crash, yeah. ))
[1:20:57 PM] Harry: Making sure the unconcious guards are all unarmed, he heads around until he can see Mike. “Wall’s negated, need in the door?”
[1:22:04 PM] Mike: Mike was about to slash through the gate before he saw Harry. He nods. “Yes, please. I need to check on Malif.”
[1:23:37 PM] ST: Not long after Harry, Angela zips to the front. “That’s a lot of racket you’re making.”
[1:24:00 PM] ST: As if on cue, a car alarm echoes across the compound from far-off.
[1:25:46 PM] Harry: Harry drops down into the interior courtyard where Malif is. Any opposition, or are they all asleep too?
[1:26:01 PM] Mike: Mike waves a hand. “They’ll all be asleep until I tell them to wake up.” He then starts from the car alarm. He had his hearing set up high to listen to his Echolocation, and the piercing sound of the car alarm. “Looks like Plan C!” He doesn’t even wait for Harry to get the door. He just takes his axe to it and hacks it open.
[1:26:14 PM] ST: (( All asleep. ))
[1:26:33 PM] Harry: Search them for key cards or USBs, and check the door controls.
[1:27:05 PM] Mike: ((3 Dex, 3 Melee, 1 Acc. Flaring Legend again. 2/4 Legend Flares. Total: 7d10+4 Auto.))
[1:27:35 PM] Mike: ((My hit is 5.))
[1:32:09 PM] ST: Well, so much for doing this quietly, Angela thinks to herself. Instead of voicing her quip, however, she says, “I’ll scout ahead. Meet you at the children’s quarters.”
Harry does indeed find a key card, but there doesn’t appear to be any way to open the gate from here. It seems to be opened remotely.
[1:33:37 PM] ST: Finally the gate gives under the attack. The guitar’s twang as it hits, combined with the crash at the gate, sets a discordant undertone to the car alarm.
[1:34:17 PM] Harry: Harry, in his Speed Demon get up, just shakes his head. “Well, that’s one way to open a door…” With that, he follows Angela inside.
[1:35:21 PM] Mike: Mike smiles at that. He then goes over to Malif and looks him over a bit. He then hopes this will do the trick… He inhales deeply and shouts in Malif’s ear “WAKE UP, DAMNIT!” ((Overt Order. 2/6 Willpower left.))
[1:35:54 PM] Harry: (And suddenly, no eardrums)
[1:37:55 PM] Mike: If that doesn’t work, he focuses on the pick his father gave him and figures out just what’s going on with his teammate. ((Assess Health.))
[1:39:29 PM] Malif: Malif blinks slowly, and weakly reaches out a hand towards nothing, not even in Mike’s direction at all.
[1:41:16 PM] ST: Angela slows at the entrance of the living quarters. Once Harry catches up a half-breath later, she puts a finger to her lips and opens the door a crack, peeking inside. Not long after she opens it fully and slips inside, keeping it open for her sibling.
[1:41:31 PM] Harry: (Tiny Tina: “He’s drugged.” Brick: “I punch the drugs.”_
[1:43:09 PM] Harry: He follows, very quietly.
[1:47:31 PM] ST: Within appears to be a lobby/rec room, with a pool table, flatscreen television, various gaming consoles, and other such recreational luxuries. It’s in slight disarray, as if used recently. Stairs lead up to a second floor. There’s a muffled commotion going on upstairs. A female voice can be heard through the din, “Everyone find your buddy and line up, just like in our fire drills.”
[1:49:39 PM] Harry: (Note to self- buy compound. Use as base)
[1:51:34 PM | Edited 1:51:44 PM] ST: The car alarm ceases. Somehow the sudden silence seems louder.
[1:54:25 PM] Mike: Mike sighs. “Damn…” He smacks Malif a few times. “Hey. Stay up, guy. Get up. Plan A failed. Let’s go.” He then picks up Malif and would drag him along if need be.
[1:54:38 PM] ST: Angela slinks into a shadowed corner in the lobby and motions for Harry to do the same.
[1:56:07 PM] ST: (( You can spend WP to stay awake for another minute or two, Malif, but you’ll suffer a -4 penalty to pretty much everything and have to move with assistance. ))
[1:56:14 PM] Harry: Harry doesn’t do hiding much, but in this case, he’ll follow her lead.
[1:56:44 PM] Malif: Malif closes his eyes, not seeming to notice what is going on. “Jus’ a few more minutes…zzzzz….”
[1:57:17 PM] ST: (( Dex + Stealth, Harry ))
[1:57:35 PM] Mike: Mike smacks him again, this time just a bit harder. “Stay awake, damnit! You wanna sleep, sleep in the car!”
[1:58:37 PM] Harry: (Okay, so, 9 dice…and 4 autos)
[1:58:54 PM] Malif: “Huh? What car?”
[1:58:57 PM] Harry: (10)
[2:00:04 PM] Mike: “Alejandro. Sophia. Sanura. They’re all back at the car. They’re waiting for you. Got a nice comfy bed for you to sleep in. You can sleep all you want there!”
[2:02:50 PM] ST: “Denise, come here.” Pause. “Nothing to be afraid of, just follow the drill and we’ll be fine.” Pause. “Does everyone have their buddy?” A chorus of affirmative murmurs. “Good. Now let’s assemble downstairs. The guards will meet us in a minute or two and we’ll be evacuated.”
[2:03:48 PM] Malif: Malif blinks again and looks around, squinting. “You have a bed in your car? You’re weird……”
[2:03:49 PM] Mike: Mike’s ears pick up something. “Gotta go, sleeping beauty.” He would stop trying to wake Malif up, and pick up his guitar. “Alright, boys! PArty time! Wake the night!” Another strum of the guitar.
[2:06:03 PM] ST: A great groan rises up from the earth itself. Shortly thereafter, mounds of dirt grow and erupt into zombies in various forms of decay. They congregate around Mike.
[2:07:45 PM] Mike: “Boys, we got party crashers about the back! 5 of em. Let’s show em a ‘good’ time!” He would them lead the zombies in an assault on the 5 people approaching.
[2:09:01 PM] Malif: Malif looks over at the zombies, then examines his own hand. “Woah….”
[2:10:45 PM] Harry: Harry turns amber lenses at Angela. “Ice cream ploy?”
[2:11:16 PM] ST: “What was that?” a girl’s voice asks from upstairs.
“Sounds like zombies,” says another girl.
“I know this is scary, Denise, but don’t let your imagination get the better of you,” says the one in charge. “I know, let’s play the states game. I’ll start. Missouri. Carmen, your turn.”
Sets of footsteps begin tapping down the stairs.
[2:11:45 PM] ST: Angela gives Harry a ‘WTF?’ look.
[2:12:36 PM] Harry: Harry does something he would normally never do. He takes off the Speed Demon mask, and leaves the rest of the ensemble on, pulling down the hood.
[2:13:06 PM] ST: Angela’s ‘WTF’ look grows into a ‘WTF are you doing!?’ look.
[2:14:12 PM] Harry: “Either they’re completely indoctrinated, and would attack, or want to go home, and will respond to the man on the TV.”
[2:15:18 PM] Harry: Just to cut down on the connection though, he loses the hoodie and gloves.
[2:15:45 PM] ST: “Illinois,” says a young woman’s voice.
“Uh… South Carolina,” says a little girl.
“Maureen, Leanne, no cheating,” chides the one in charge.
[2:16:09 PM] Harry: Justice League T-shirt over underarmor, the red lightning pants, and his Air Mercurys.
[2:17:10 PM] Harry: He passes the Hoodie, gloves and mask to Angela, and walks into the room, openly. If things go completely south, he still has his powers.
[2:17:39 PM] Harry: http://www.copernicusmarketing.com/system/photos/110/original/under%20armour%20temp.jpg
[2:18:31 PM] Harry: “Hey kids! Everything okay in here?”
[2:19:18 PM] Harry: (This is either gonna be awesome, or fuck me the rest of the campaign.)
[2:19:39 PM] Malif: XD
[2:22:16 PM] ST: Angela accepts the items, clenching her jaw. In short order, the procession enters the lobby.
“Hey, Miss Simon, can we take the X-Box with us?” asks a boy.
The first to enter the lobby is an adult woman who appears to be in her mid-twenties, wearing sweatpants and a camisole. She’s holding the hand of a girl who’s maybe 10 years old, also in PJs. The woman halts, puzzled. Children collect behind her, ranging from ages 9 to 18.
“Awesome! It’s Harry Mercury!” says a young man.
It’s clear the adult woman looks uneasy, but she says as calmly as she can manage, “Uh… can I help you, sir?”
[2:24:05 PM] Malif: o.o
[2:24:34 PM] Harry: “Yeah, I’m here to help out. Happened to be in the area, thought I’d say hey to the kids, lend a hand…” (Intentionally making it sound like the “genuine” talk you get with a staged press event.)
[2:25:54 PM] ST: (( Manip + Presence, and you get +3 dice for being famous. ))
[2:26:28 PM] Harry: (4 hits)
[2:26:44 PM] Harry: (3 dice works, because this is one hell of a stunt)
[2:27:58 PM] Harry: “So, autographs, questions, field trips…you guys have me all day.”
[2:28:14 PM] Harry: “Personally…I’m thinking ice cream.”
[2:30:25 PM | Edited 2:30:27 PM] Mike: (( XD Ohh, this is gonna be hilarious. ))
[2:30:32 PM] ST: Miss Simon gives Harry a look of incredulity, but shakes her head. “Forgive my manners, Mr. Mercury, I’m Lisa Simon, and these are my students.”
Two identical red-haired, freckled girls brighten and turn to look at each other. “Ice cream!” they exclaim together.
[2:30:45 PM] Malif: d’awwwww
[2:31:16 PM] ST: The sound of gunfire from outside cuts through the lobby.
[2:32:19 PM] Harry: Harry takes the moment of distraction to gesture to Angela to get to her friends from the school, and clue in the useful ones.
[2:33:07 PM] Harry: Then right back to Lisa. “Christ, that’s some realistic gunfire. Scared me!”
[2:33:22 PM] ST: A wave of panic sweeps through the assembled people.
[2:34:01 PM] ST: (( Manip + Presence again. ))
[2:34:42 PM] Harry: (1 with no bonus dice)
[2:34:52 PM] Mike: ((Doesn’t he get the +3 dice still?))
[2:34:55 PM] Harry: (2 with)
[2:35:56 PM] Harry: He puts a hand on Lisa’s shoulder, walking her away from the kids for a few second, to whisper to her.
[2:36:49 PM] Harry: “Walk with me a second, Miss Simon. And tell me it’s Miss, Mrs would leave me heartbroken.”
[2:37:04 PM] Mike: (( XD ))
[2:37:51 PM] ST: “Oooooh,” taunts the young man from before.
Lisa lets go of the girl’s hand and allows herself to be beckoned away. “Mr. Mercury, what’s going on here?” she asks just under her breath.
Angela takes that opportunity to take a deep breath and step out of the shadows. “Okay, I’m taking orders for ice cream. One at a time, now.”
[2:38:00 PM] Harry: (I still have Epic Appearance and Center of Attention to fall back on)
[2:39:19 PM] ST: Naturally, a chorus of favorite flavors rises up.
[2:41:18 PM] Harry: He leans in. “The gunfire downstairs is a group dismantling the power structure of this place, and rendering your guards unconscious when possible. They’re already basically done. What we want to do, is keep the kids calm and get them somewhere safe. Now, I’m gonna go out on a -long- limb, and assume you didn’t know what situations brought these kids here, and try to help you get out of this in one piece and safe, but my priority is these kids. So, you can either help me, and be treated like a fellow prisoner being freed, or like a fellow guard, being knocked out. Your call.”
[2:43:12 PM] ST: Lisa goes pale. “I… I…” she considers a moment, then looks at Harry, takes a deep breath, squares her shoulders, and nods.
[2:45:36 PM] Harry: He leans up. “Awesome. And we’ll discuss the rest outside. Let me get the producer on the phone, while I’ve got your name fresh in my mind.” He pulls his cell and calls Sanura.
[2:45:49 PM] ST: (( Service is nonexistent out here. ))
[2:46:14 PM] Harry: He sighs. “I have -no- bars. How do you guys live without cell service?”
[2:47:34 PM] ST: “I know, right?” says a young woman of clear Hispanic descent, rolling her eyes skyward.
[2:51:54 PM] ST: Lisa turns to the children. “All right, everyone, let’s go outside with Mr. Mercury.” She holds out a hand towards the girl from before, who obediently takes it.
Just then two armed men burst through the front door flanking an older fellow wearing priest’s clothing. “What’s going on here?” His eyes flick from Harry to Angela to Lisa to the children. “Children, go back upstairs while we deal with these trespassers.”
[2:52:45 PM] Malif: Get im! O.<
[2:53:08 PM] Harry: (Taking their guns)
[2:54:37 PM] Harry: (And I’m gonna do it -without- kicking superspeed dashing)
[2:55:51 PM] ST: (( Dex + Athletics ))
[2:56:27 PM] Harry: 12 hits.
[2:56:29 PM] Mike: ((XD))
[2:56:50 PM] Harry: “You have failed to deal with the Synergy.”
[2:58:12 PM] ST: The guns are removed from the guards’ hands so quickly it takes them a moment to realize they are disarmed.
[2:58:34 PM] Harry: Guns get handed to the two oldest.
[3:02:23 PM] ST: A murmur of confusion rises up from the children. Immediately one of the teenaged girls moves to calm them, followed by another. Lisa steps protectively in front of the children. Angela zips behind the guards and the priest, blocking their exit. The guns are handed to the Latina and an Asian-looking fellow, the young woman holding it at a distance between two pinched fingers and the young man handling it with excessive care.
[3:03:18 PM] Harry: Harry looks at the kids. “Who here is from Ben Franklin High?”
[3:05:18 PM] ST: There’s an uncertain pause.
“Go on Carmen,” says one of the other teenaged girls, the one with long, straight blonde hair.
The Latina raises her hand uncertainly.
Lisa gives first Carmen and then Harry a puzzled look.
[3:06:35 PM] Harry: “We’re here to get the kids taken from Ben Franklin High out. Since I know why you’re all here, you’re all getting out. The chaos downstairs is my team getting you out.”
[3:07:02 PM] Harry: “And those of you who are wondering, yes, I’m one too.”
[3:07:40 PM] Harry: With that, he turns alot more hostile gaze at the two men. “And I got to learn what I could do. Run.”
[3:07:58 PM] Harry: It’s not a example. It’s an order.
[3:11:15 PM] ST: One of the men loses his will and runs. The other leaps at Angela, catching her by surprise and managing to knock her down. The priest takes an opportunity to run for it.
[3:11:38 PM] Harry: (Nope)
[3:11:45 PM] Harry: (Between the Ticks)
[3:11:45 PM] Mike: (( XD Run from Synergy? You don’t do that. Silly Priest. ))
[3:12:19 PM] Harry: I grab him by the hair (or shirt if he’s bald), and snatch his ass to the floor midleap.
[3:12:40 PM] Harry: (Epic Strength 1 says -no-.)
[3:13:07 PM] Harry: “Wrestling. Football. You want to keep testing my reflexes?”
[3:13:21 PM] Malif: XD
[3:13:42 PM] Harry: “Or should we move on to MMA?”
[3:14:07 PM] Harry: “Two months undefeated in the Octagon.”
[3:14:36 PM] Harry: (Running low of Legend pool though)
[3:20:00 PM] ST: The priest collapses to the ground.
“You’re hurting Father O’Brien!” shouts the girl next to Miss Simon.
“Father O’Brien is evil,” spits a reedy pre-pubescent boy with sandy reddish-blond hair.
“He’s right,” says another, a Middle-Eastern teenage girl.
“Everyone, we’re going with Mr. Mercury now,” says Miss Simon.
“NO!” growls Father O’Brien, attempting to tackle Harry.
[3:20:30 PM] Harry: “Oh hell no. YOU’RE Father O’Brien?!”
[3:20:38 PM] Harry: He gets hoisted right off the floor.
[3:21:01 PM] Harry: (Do I even need to roll against this mook?)
[3:21:13 PM] ST: (( Nope. Mortal. ))
[3:22:24 PM] Harry: “We met your janitor. Lovely lady. Told us all about you. Angela! Look what I found in my Cracker Jacks, it’s the guy who is responsible for all this! Arson, kidnapping, murder…”
[3:23:06 PM] Malif: GET IM! O.<
[3:24:43 PM] ST: The blond teenaged girl rushes over to Angela, trying to help her get the guard off. “Susan!” cries Lisa. The guard full-on whirls and punches Susan in the face, giving Angela an opportunity to throw him off of her and deliver a blow of her own that knocks him clean out.
[3:29:24 PM] Harry: “You okay, sis?”
[3:32:21 PM] ST: Angela nods, then pauses a moment in surprise. “Yeah, my knuckles don’t even hurt.”
Quickly she recovers her senses and places a hand on the teenage girl’s shoulder. “Suze, you all right?” asks Angela.
The teenager rubs her jaw, tears in her eyes, nodding. “Glad you’re here,” Susan says through her wince, her voice muffled by her hand.
[3:33:21 PM] Harry: “Angela. Get the kids downstairs. Me and the Padre are gonna have a talk. And it’s gonna be rated R for violence and strong language.”
[3:33:47 PM] ST: “Holy fuck,” says the young man holding the gun.
“Language!” chides Miss Simon, fighting to keep the edge of hysteria out of her voice.
[3:34:59 PM] ST: Angela nods and guides Susan back to the group. “Come on now, let’s go. I still remember what ice cream you guys want.”
[3:37:25 PM] ST: Sure enough, eventually everyone’s led outside by Angela, encountering Mike who’s approaching the front door.
[3:38:09 PM] Mike: Mike looks at Angela. “This all of them?” He’s still holding his guitar in his left hand.
[3:40:00 PM] ST: “Uh…” Angela turns towards the crowd, struggling to count all the people milling about.
Miss Simon takes this opportunity to call out, “Roll call!” to which each of the children respond one-at-a-time with their names. Once the process is through, Miss Simon turns to Angela and Mike and nods.
“Do I have to keep holding this thing?” asks Carmen, the gun still pinched between her fingers and at arm’s length.
[3:40:51 PM] Mike: Mike goes ahead and takes it from her. “Nope. You’re good.” He looks at Angela. “Where’s O’Brien?”
[3:41:24 PM] ST: “With Harry,” she replies.
[3:41:32 PM] ST: “Inside.”
[3:42:44 PM] Mike: “I’ll be joining him, then. Everything’s been taken care of. Sanura and Alejandro should still be waiting. Don’t let ’em wait long.” He smiles and heads inside, letting his echolocation help him find where Harry and the Father are.
[3:43:27 PM] Sanura: Sanura meanwhile is waiting on the others.. she tentatively looks to Crook .. “Can you sneak down and see what’s going on, tell Uncle about the location change?”
[3:43:58 PM] ST: Angela nods and begins guiding everyone outside the compound.
[3:50:17 PM] ST: Crook hops out of the car and stalks off into the night. Not long after he comes across Naomi and Malif, the latter’s arm slung across the former’s shoulder. He rubs against Naomi’s legs, then pulls away, the golden hieroglyphs above his head clear and bright. Follow me.
[3:51:49 PM] Malif: Malif points. “Follow kitty!”
[3:52:07 PM] ST: Naomi nods and does so.
[3:53:21 PM] ST: It’s not long before they reunite with Sanura and Alejandro.
[3:54:08 PM] ST: “They’re here,” murmurs Alejandro.
[3:55:11 PM] Sanura: Sanura moves to help Naomi with Malif. “What happened..where are the others.. is everyone alright?” moving to try and pile Malif into the car.
[3:55:42 PM] Malif: Malif is stumbling almost drunkenly. “I don’t know….. they tranq’ed me or something….I didnt see….”
[3:56:36 PM] ST: “You too?” Alejandro asks with a low chuckle. To Sanura, his words seem a little clearer.
[3:57:55 PM] Sanura: Sanura can’t help but smile a little at that, glad he’s seemingly shaking it off. “Naomi can you take these keys to Harry? let him know to send half the kids this way and take half back to where we parked.. but be careful.. there were guards there.”
[3:58:27 PM] ST: Naomi releases Malif into Sanura’s care and nods, accepting the car keys.
[3:58:31 PM] Malif: Malif has to chuckle at that. “How did they find YOU? They got me when my charm failed on them. Maybe thatpower doesntwork through intercoms…”
[4:00:26 PM] Sanura: Sanura sighs softly. “Really Uncle.. for shame” her tone slightly teasing though she looks to Alejandro when he’s asked how he got hit. “I’m pretty sure it was pushing me out of the way..” feeling a little guilt for her own shortcoming having caused another to be in harms way.
[4:01:14 PM] Malif: Malif chuckles again. “Did a patrol find you or something?”
[4:02:02 PM] Malif: “And why is he hurt?”
[4:02:30 PM] ST: “Who’s hurt?” asks Alejandro.
[4:02:48 PM] Sanura: Sanura gives a slight nod "I don’t know what happened to most of them.. but I don’t think they’re going to be an issue.. " shaking her head. “He got a dart to the.. somewhere” she shrugs.
[4:03:37 PM] ST: “Two, actually,” Alejandro says. “I think… Maybe more.”
[4:03:51 PM] Malif: Malif points to Alejandro. “You smell of blood?”
[4:04:50 PM] Sanura: Grimaces “you mean they’re still in you?” she’d start around to the passenger side because.. you really shouldn’t leave those in. “He said it’s not his.”
[4:05:46 PM] ST: “No, not mine,” he says. “And I… I took them out… I think.”
[4:06:28 PM] Sanura: That said she rolls her eyes and procedes to the nudge and tug him so she can check him over to be sure the darts are all gone.
[4:06:43 PM] Malif: “Well, whose then?”
[4:09:53 PM] ST: “Hey, watch it, chica,” he murmurs as she manhandles him. Sanura manages to find another dart stuck in his skin.
[4:10:38 PM] Malif: “Why is there blood on him and he doesnt want to talk about it?”
[4:10:51 PM] Harry: “I wonder if I can throw you out a window and still catch you before you hit the ground.”
[4:11:05 PM] ST: (( I was about to say let’s move on to Harry, Mike, and the Padre. ))
[4:11:12 PM] Sanura: Sanura plucks the dart out and stores it away for later examination. “You watch who you’re calling girl, fella” she bites her lip “I’m pretty sure we don’t need to worry about those guards.. ever again”
[4:11:23 PM] Harry: (Then we have perfect synergy._
[4:11:29 PM] ST: Father O’Brien merely glares at Harry, no fear in his eyes.
[4:11:31 PM] Malif: Malif smacks Hans :P
[4:11:50 PM] Harry: “So, care to get your villain rant out of the way now?”
[4:12:17 PM] ST: “I have nothing to say to you, heathen.”
[4:12:20 PM] Mike: ((Has Mike gotten there yet, or still finding where they are?))
[4:12:28 PM] ST: (( Give it a couple moments. ))
[4:12:33 PM] Mike: ((Mkay.))
[4:12:33 PM] ST: (( I’ll let you know when you get there. ))
[4:12:46 PM] Harry: “I was raised Southern Baptist, thank you. Backslidden, admittedly…”
[4:13:07 PM] Harry: “But money, power, and finding out you’re the son of an Olympian God can do that.”
[4:13:33 PM] ST: “Traitor, then.” Father O’Brien sends a glob of spittle Harry’s way.
[4:14:24 PM] Harry: “Well, at least you’re getting more accurate.” He catches it with the other hand, and slicks down the Father’s hair.
[4:14:32 PM] ST: (( Nice. ))
[4:14:44 PM] Sanura: [ewww]
[4:15:00 PM] Harry: “And I’d save the spit, I’m faster than a speeding bullet nowadays.”
[4:15:38 PM] ST: Father O’Brien simply sneers.
[4:16:18 PM] Harry: "So. Burn down schools, kill children, harvest the rest for your little Waco compound. I assume we both think all those kids are children of “pagan” gods?"
[4:16:35 PM] ST: (( At that, Mike comes up the stairs. ))
[4:17:25 PM] Mike: “Please tell me I didn’t miss the evil villain speech.” He’s still got his guitar in hand. It looks, and is, a gigantic double-bladed axe that looks unwieldy to even hold in two hands.
[4:17:39 PM] Harry: “Nah, we’re still in the spitting and name-calling.”
[4:18:15 PM] Harry: Harry’s out of his Speed Demon gear from the waist up, and holding the Father off the ground by his shirt like an ornery kitten.
[4:18:50 PM] ST: Father O’Brien’s eyes flick to Mike. Then they flick back to Harry. He smiles smugly and grinds his teeth. There’s an audible click from within his mouth.
[4:19:08 PM] Mike: Mike laughs at that. “If we’re dropping names, how about I drop one now? Of course, the good Father might not know this name but for the way she was killed… Joanna Devereaux.” He then hears the click. “SHIT! OPEN HIS MOUTH! NOW!”
[4:19:10 PM] Harry: “Oh no you don’t, fucker, I -read- Watchmen.”
[4:19:37 PM] Harry: I reach -in- his mouth and swab with his own shirt.
[4:21:48 PM] Harry: “Cyanide capsule Nazi spy James Bond bullshit…”
[4:21:48 PM] ST: Father O’Brien gags and chokes and coughs and sputters.
[4:22:24 PM | Edited 4:22:43 PM] Mike: Mike’s scrutinizing him, getting a feel for his health now.
[4:22:29 PM] Harry: “You’re gonna have to hang yourself in a prison cell like the rest of the pedos, Padre, no easy way out for you.”
[4:24:34 PM] ST: Father O’Brien coughs and chokes violently.
[4:24:53 PM] Harry: I get the shirt out of his mouth before he swallows it.
[4:25:26 PM] Mike: “He breathed some of it in. It went down the wrong pipe.”
[4:26:20 PM] Harry: “Well, if he’s uncomfortable for a while, tough fucking titty.”
[4:26:40 PM] Harry: “Long as he survives to be judged.”
[4:26:57 PM] Mike: “No, I mean the Cyanide. I don’t know what sort of effect it’ll have on him.”
[4:27:27 PM] Harry: “I think I got most of it.”
[4:29:30 PM] ST: Shortly after a great hack and a gulp, Father O’Brien’s eyes roll up into his head and he begins convulsing.
[4:30:24 PM] Mike: “He needs medical attention. He can be saved, but it needs to be done NOW! You’re the fastest!”
[4:31:51 PM] Harry: Harry pours it on. Out the door, down to the ground floor, and I blow the doors of all things not possessed of jet engines, and take this fucker to the closest primed, hospital or Doc in a box.
[4:32:17 PM] Harry: Legend is now nil, unless I got some back earlier.
[4:33:56 PM] Mike: Mike follows after, heading back to where the others were parked. He notices Malif is gone, and wonders if the tranq finally worked its way out of his system. Either way, he continues on and keeps using his echolocation to sense everywhere.
[4:34:16 PM] ST: (( Harry manages to get Father O’Brien to an ER. We’ll get back to that. ))
[4:35:07 PM] ST: Mike finds Alejandro’s SUV some distance away from Harry’s car.
[4:35:48 PM] Mike: Mike raises an eyebrow at that… but heads for the SUV instead of Harry’s car.
[4:36:29 PM] Sanura: [where’s Naomi with the keys? did she take half the kiddos with her to Harry’s car and send the rest thissaway?]
[4:36:44 PM] ST: (( She hasn’t returned yet. ))
[4:37:45 PM] ST: Mike reaches the SUV.
[4:38:11 PM] Sanura: Sanura peeks over the side of the car. “Where are the kids?”
[4:38:50 PM] Mike: Mike closes his eyes and concentrates… pushing his echolocation as far as he can.
[4:43:23 PM] Sanura: Sanura explains to Malif “We got ambushed.. there were darts and guards.. Captain Latino here went sort of crazy I think..” she eyes Alejandro, not sure herself just what had happened in the shadows.
[4:44:12 PM] Mike: Mike opens his eyes. “I can’t sense them. They must still be back at the compound. I’ll go back and get them.” He would start to head back.
[4:45:05 PM] Malif: Malif nods. “So they were expecting us? Or a random patrol?”
[4:45:41 PM] ST: “Hard to say,” says Alejandro.
[4:46:11 PM] Sanura: Sanura sighs "you left without the children we came here to rescue? .. " a shake of her head to Malif “I don’t know honestly.. Alejandro smelled something.. off and we went to investigate.. and then I’m knocked down and he’s drugged up running off into the woods.” gives another shake of her head.
[4:49:47 PM] Malif: Malif smirks. “He handles his tranq better than me it seems. I was out likea light….”
[4:56:15 PM] ST: A gunshot rings out shortly after Mike leaves. Not long after, Angela zips up, surrounded by a golden glow. She hops from foot to foot in agitation.“GetfirstaidkitkidswentcrazyandstartedfightingNaomicalmedthemdownbutsomearehurthurryhurry.”
Alejandro clenches his eyes shut in concentration. “What?”
Mike would come across the group just as they’re leaving the compound. Naomi’s carrying a little girl who’s crying. Her ankle’s sprained. Miss Simon is limping along due to a gunshot wound in her thigh, aided along by a young man. Some of the other children are nursing arms, faces, and other relatively minor wounds. They’re sullenly but obediently following Naomi.
[4:57:21 PM] Mike: Mike approaches them. “What the he-” He stops himself. Young kids. “eck happened here?!”
[4:58:08 PM] Sanura: Sanura searches out the first aid kit, assuming it’s in a usual place. “Why were they fighting what happened. Who’s injured worst?” she questions not quite as quickly as Angela manages to fire off words.
[4:59:00 PM] Harry: WHOOOSH.
[5:00:33 PM] Malif: Malif shakes his head. “Looks like the padre has dropped any pretense of being caring to anyone here…”
[5:01:21 PM] ST: “Divine Chaos,” says Naomi simply in response to Mike. “Help me get them to the cars.”
[5:02:39 PM] ST: “IdunnosomethinghappenedMissSimontookabullettothelegLeannehasatwistedankle”
[5:02:54 PM] Mike: Mike does help with getting everyone to the cars, not asking any questions. “Anyone seriously hurt?” He would ask the group.
[5:04:43 PM] Sanura: Sanura nods “OK So.. miss simon first then.” taking the kit [assuming it’s found] she’d head down the way to try and help with Miss Simon’s approach to the vehicle. Not a doctor she’d at the very least bandage the wound to slow any bleeding.
[5:05:15 PM] ST: “Toshi shot Miss Simon in the leg,” says the young man assisting her.
“I didn’t mean to!” insists another.
“Let’s not… argue…” says Miss Simon through her teeth.
“I knew we should’ve gotten rid of them sooner,” offers the Latina.
[5:05:50 PM] ST: “Hey!”
“The guns, weirdo, not you.”
[5:08:49 PM] Mike: Mike sighs and looks. “Where’s the gun now?”
[5:08:56 PM] Sanura: Sighing softly she shakes her head “could have should have blah blah.. the point is.. get in the damn car” as she works to help staunch the flow of blood from the wounded teacher.
[5:11:20 PM] Malif: (How close are the kids and teacher to the car I’m at?)
[5:13:55 PM] ST: “Look, I don’t have it!” insists Toshi defensively. “Dropped it as soon as it went off!”
Miss Simon emits a stifled yelp of pain as Sanura staunches the wound.
“Is Miss Simon gonna die?” asks one of the red-haired, freckly girls, eyes full of tears.
“Don’t be silly,” says another girl, who appears a little older than the previous. “Can’t you see it? She’s still got a lot of light.”
“Father O’Brien says we all have different gifts,” says one of the teenagers in an attempt to calm the budding argument.
[5:14:05 PM | Edited 5:14:10 PM] ST: (( Close enough to receive treatment. ))
[5:15:27 PM] Mike: Mike smiles at the teenager that said that. “That’s right. And Miss Simon’s gonna be alright. I can see it too.” ((Assess Health, just to be sure.))
[5:15:36 PM] ST: (( She is. It’s a flesh wound. ))
[5:15:43 PM] Sanura: Sanura looks up at the teacher “Sorry.. I’m not a pro.. we’ll get you to one as soon as we can” she looks at the kids. “No she’s going to be fine.. get into the car.. -now-” she orders with a brief pause in bandaging to trust her hand towards the vehicle.
[5:16:15 PM] Sanura: *thrust her hand “Mike take half of these kiddos and Naomi, get to the other car.. hop to it”
[5:16:32 PM] Malif: Malif steps out of the car, stilla bit wobbly. “I’m glad everyone here is alright”
[5:17:23 PM | Edited 5:18:59 PM] Mike: Mike nods. “Hop to it, kids.” He would then lead them and Naomi to where he can sense Harry’s car.
[5:21:49 PM] ST: Naomi helps the little girl with the twisted ankle into the car. “Couldn’t find Harry,” she mentions to Sanura before turning to half the kids and guiding them to the other car.
“I’llfindhim,” says Angela just before she zips away.
A teenaged girl with blonde hair and purpling bruises around her jaw and a nasty scratch on her face approaches Sanura. “The gifts the… I guess our parents… gave us are still at the compound. I’d like to take Amanda and Brendan and go back to get them. We may not get another chance.”
[5:23:14 PM] Sanura: Sanura frowns at that. They shouldn’t chance going back of course, yet, such power shouldn’t be left with the enemy either. “How quickly can you go back and get them and get back here?”
[5:25:43 PM] ST: “Better yet, Susan, we can take the other car back and stuff everything in the trunk,” says a Middle-Eastern-looking teenage girl.
Susan nods and looks to Sanura for either the affirmative or the negative.
[5:25:47 PM] Malif: “Why don’t you and I go with them, Neice? We should definitely recover those. Why is this girl bruised, though?”
[5:26:48 PM] ST: “It’s nothing,” says Susan. “Just got punched in the face by one of the security guards.”
[5:27:16 PM] Sanura: Sanura considers that “Alejandro, can you drive?” frowning slightly as she finishes the bandaging and helps Miss Simon to the car.
[5:28:39 PM] ST: “Yes, I said… said that I could… before,” he replies.
“Whoa, is he drunk?” asks the Latina.
[5:29:10 PM] Sanura: She frowns “right so that’s a no”
[5:29:11 PM] Malif: “I hope the guard got punched back then!”
[5:29:18 PM] Sanura: brb!
[5:29:34 PM] Malif: “Come, let’s gather these gifts and get out of here.”
[5:29:39 PM] ST: Susan smiles. “Oh yeah, Angie got him good.”
[5:30:54 PM] ST: “I’ve got my license,” Susan offers.
“I’ve had mine longer,” says the Latina.
“Yeah, but I wouldn’t trust you not to text and drive, Carmen.”
Carmen scoffs. “No service out here, dumbass, remember?”
[5:31:25 PM] Mike: All the while, Mike is still leading half the kids and Naomi to Harry’s car.
[5:31:53 PM] ST: They reach the car with little incident, pile in, and start off.
[5:32:37 PM] Mike: Mike thinks now. “So where to then?” He hasn’t driven off just yet.
[5:33:43 PM] ST: “Warehouse?” suggests Naomi.
“You’re taking us to a warehouse?” asks one of the teenaged boys in the car. “Wait, like the mafia? Are you kidnapping us?”
[5:34:42 PM] Sanura: [I thought it’d be common sense to go to the warehouse >.>]
[5:35:17 PM] ST: (( More like it’d be common sense to know where you’re going to escape to before enacting such a plan. ))
[5:36:09 PM] Mike: Mike sighs. “No, we’re not kidnapping you. But we need a place to meet up with the other car so we can figure out where each of your parents are. And don’t tell anyone…” He looks back with a friendly smile. “-but it’s our secret base.” He then thinks about it a second. “Come to think of it… is there a Brendan in here right now?”
[5:37:21 PM] Sanura: Sanura shakes her head “OK so everyone pile in, I’ll drive and we’re going to pick up that stuff because damned if the Order or what have you is getting it” Once everyone is into the car she’d drive as directly as possible to the front door. "God I hope no one woke up.. "
[5:38:01 PM] Mike: ((They won’t wake up until I wake them up. Or the scene is over. But at this point, we’re still technically in the same scene.))
[5:39:02 PM] ST: “What do you want that little twerp for?” says the teenage boy from before.
“Shut up, Lance,” says a boy with reddish-blond hair and freckles.
[5:39:36 PM] Mike: Mike smiles gently. “Lance… do you know about ghosts?”
[5:40:54 PM] ST: The car pulls into the compound easily, now that the gate has been crashed. Susan guides you to one of the buildings in which they’re stored. “They’re in the lockers here.”
[5:41:23 PM] Sanura: Sanura ordered the rest of them into the vehicle and is taking them to the front door, items will be retreived then we can get the fuckout of here. “shit.. not open lockers I guess are they?”
[5:43:24 PM] ST: “Lance wouldn’t know ghosts from fairies,” mumbles the redhead.
“So? I can still kick your ass, kid.”
“Fuck off!” shouts the redhead.
Lance laughs again.
[5:44:12 PM] ST: “The keys to the locks are in my office,” Miss Simon says. “Top drawer.”
[5:45:22 PM] Sanura: Sanura rubs her brow not wanting to split up anymore. “Ok.. Carmen.. come show me where the office is.” To Miss Simon “any locks between us and those keys?”
[5:45:26 PM] Mike: Mike turns his head to glare straight at Lance, his eyes full of malice and his grin sadistic in nature. “Well then how about zombies, Lance?” He focuses on the pick in his posession still, willing just a couple of zombies to show. He wasn’t gonna hurt em. Just scare em.
[5:46:05 PM] Malif: Malif facepalms.
[5:46:32 PM] ST: Miss Simon nods, her expression still tight with pain. “But my office door has a glass window.”
[5:48:14 PM] Sanura: Nodding her head Sanura waves for Carmen “let’s go kid.. the rest of you sit tight and behave or I swear you don’t want to see what will happen” a stern expression on her face as she would head off with Carmen, moving as quickly as she’s able.
[5:50:03 PM] Malif: Malif keeps lookout, not feeling up to any lifting yet.
[5:53:27 PM] ST: Lance grins. “Bring it.”
“He who pisses the farthest still has to wash his hands,” says Naomi mildly.
It’s the other boy’s turn to laugh.
“Can we just get the fuck out of here?” says a teenaged girl with dark skin and darker hair.
[5:54:25 PM | Edited 5:54:30 PM] Mike: Mike turns around, his face returning to normal. “Yeah yeah, fine. We forgetting anything at all before we leave?”
[5:54:38 PM] ST: Carmen sighs and gets out of the car, following Sanura. “I’m not a kid, okay? I just turned 18, which means I’m an adult.”
[5:55:22 PM] Sanura: Sanura grins a little bit “sure ok, lead on young miss”
[5:55:46 PM] Malif: “So, kids.. how did… how did O’Brien get you all out here, anyway?”
[6:02:32 PM] ST: Susan, clearly a little miffed, says, “Long story short, he had our families killed and fooled us into thinking that he would take care of us.”
“Nuh-uh!” says one of the little freckled girls. “The bad woman did it. She said she was our mom and she… she killed Daddy because we wouldn’t listen to her!”
Susan winces and heaves a great sigh, suddenly wishing she could take her statement back.
“Father O’Brien was lying, Maureen,” says the Middle-Eastern girl. “I managed to sneak a peek at some files.”
“What?” says Miss Simon, clearly horrified.
[6:03:40 PM] ST: Carmen sighs and rolls her eyes, leading the way to the a door with an opaque glass window, white decals proclaiming “Lisa Simon’s Office.”
[6:05:40 PM] Sanura: Sanura smiles still and takes out her whip using the stone in the handle to help break through the glass without getting injured. [hopefully]
[6:05:42 PM] Malif: “Wait, what bad woman do you mean?”
[6:05:45 PM] ST: “My modded X-Box,” says another young man mournfully.
[6:06:53 PM] Mike: Mike shrugs. “Mkay. Let’s go get it. And the rest of you can think of what you need on the way.” Mike then puts the car in gear and drives to the complex.
[6:07:55 PM] ST: “She said her name was… Brigid… of-the-Tooha-Day-Dan,” says the other little freckled girl. “Or something.”
[6:09:29 PM] Malif: “Tuatha?”
[6:10:03 PM] Malif: (Academics/Occult roll to ID Brigid?)
[6:10:26 PM] ST: Naomi looks at Mike, still deadpan. “There are more X-Boxes in the world.”
“Yeah, can we just leave? I don’t want to go back,” says the redheaded boy.
[6:10:39 PM] ST: (( Go for it. ))
[6:11:15 PM] ST: Alejandro makes a thoughtful noise in his throat.
[6:11:56 PM] Mike: Mike stops the car. “Alright… we’ll go. But first, if Brendan’s not in here, can any of you see ghosts?” He then makes his way to the Warehouse.
[6:12:16 PM] Malif: 4
[6:14:30 PM] ST: Lance laughs again.
“I’m right here,” says the redheaded boy. “And Aida can see them too.”
“Brendan…” cautions the dark-skinned girl.
“It’s okay,” he says. “These guys can’t be any worse than Father O’Brien.”
[6:15:40 PM] Mike: Mike nods. “Don’t worry. I only asked because when we get to the warehouse, there’s someone some of you might know… Joanna. And I can see ghosts, too.”
[6:16:27 PM] Malif: Malif smiles warmly. “Brigid cannot possibly be a bad woman, and she definitely did not kill your father. She’s the Celtic Goddess of smiths, poets, and healers!”
[6:16:54 PM] ST: The glass eventually breaks, leaving Sanura and Carmen free to enter and search the drawers. It’s not hard to find the keys.
[6:18:26 PM] ST: The twin girls fall silent.
“I… are you saying Leanne and Maureen are children of a goddess?” asks Miss Simon.
[6:19:19 PM] Sanura: Snagging the keys she nods firmly “lets get back to the others and get out of this place.” she heads towards the door. “So Carmen, you seem pretty sharp.. have you heard anything juicey while they had you here?” Not slowing her steps as she wants to get the kids and everyone else out of here asap.
[6:20:22 PM] Malif: Malif smiles, and makes an all-encompassing gesture. “I am. I’m certain ALL of these children are, in fact, of some deity or another.”
[6:20:52 PM] Malif: “That’s why OBrien kidnapped and lied to them.”
[6:21:42 PM] ST: Carmen smiles knowingly. “Wouldn’t you like to know,” she says with a playful tone to her voice.
[6:23:20 PM] ST: Miss Simon falls silent, taking the information in.
“I wanna go home,” says one of the freckled girls, beginning to sniffle.
[6:23:43 PM] Sanura: Sanura laughs at that “yeah exactly. If you give me somethin’ good, how about when Harry takes everyone for icecream you and I go get our nails done?”
[6:24:03 PM] Malif: “In fact, I’d bet OBrien or his mooks are the ones that did the killing. That’s why we’re here to get you away from him.”
[6:24:47 PM] Mike: ((Any of the kids recognize Joanna’s name?))
[6:24:55 PM] ST: (( Nope. ))
[6:25:03 PM] Mike: (( Ah well. ))
[6:26:01 PM] ST: Carmen’s smile grows a little wider. “Show me this nail place and then I’ll give you the goods.”
[6:26:20 PM] Malif: “In any case, Miss Simon, it looks like you’ve been caught up in something much bigger than what you’ve been told.”
[6:26:58 PM] ST: “Excuse me… I feel… a little faint…” says Miss Simon.
[6:27:18 PM] Mike: Mike waits a few seconds. “Noone? Meh. Whatever. She and a few others have worked hard to keep you children safe, and it’s because of them that we were able to save you guys. So… just warning you, Aida and Brendan. She’ll be there… a ghost. She might seem angry, but that’s only because she’s angry at me.” He smiles and continues the drive to the Warehouse.
[6:27:42 PM] ST: (( We’ll finish once everyone gets to the warehouse. ))
[6:29:03 PM] ST: (( In fact, want to fast forward the Birthright retrieval? ))
[6:29:12 PM] Malif: sure
[6:30:00 PM] Mike: ((Fine by me.))
[6:31:15 PM] Harry: (I’d like to know what’s up on my end)
[6:31:26 PM | Edited 6:31:29 PM] ST: Though it takes a bit, soon enough the SUV’s trunk is packed with all sorts of relics, ready to head back to the warehouse.
At the Hospital
[6:33:07 PM] ST: You bring Father O’Brien into the ER and he’s admitted into intensive care immediately.
[6:33:29 PM] Harry: I hang around.
[6:33:51 PM] Harry: I inform the nurses he literally had a poison tooth, like an old movie spy.
[6:35:30 PM] ST: The nurses give you an odd look, but, as their profession disallows them from ignoring anything regarding poison… one asks if you know which kind of poison.
[6:35:51 PM] Harry: I describe the symptoms.
[6:36:24 PM] Harry: ‘Looked like the cyanide from the movies.’
[6:36:59 PM] Harry: ’It’s all over his shirt from where I tried to save him.’
[6:38:41 PM] ST: One nods and goes to inform the doctor while the other tells you that it does indeed sound like cyanide poisoning. She warns you that cyanide renders one unable to process oxygen… which means, if he’s already unconscious, he may have suffered severe brain damage.
[6:39:06 PM] Harry: “Figures. The guy’s a monster.”
[6:39:57 PM] Harry: “Like a goddamned James Bond villain.”
[6:40:24 PM] ST: “We’ll try to do what we can, sir,” the nurse assures you.
[6:40:41 PM] Harry: I walk outside, and call Sanura. “We got a healer?”
[6:47:44 PM] Harry: “Turns out O’brien may have brain damage from cyanide.”
[6:54:15 PM] Harry: “I’m coming back. This guy isn’t worth more of my time.”
Back with the Children
[6:45:23 PM] Sanura: Holding the phone to one ear and getting herself in the car along with the kids being hussled in as well. “Hey guys, anyone a healer?” doubting it because no one had seen to miss Simon.
[6:45:54 PM] Malif: Malif shakes his head.
[6:46:19 PM] Sanura: “Not in the other car either?” she questions
[6:47:19 PM] Mike: ((I thought we were fast-forwarding to the Warehouse… aren’t we all there right now?))
[6:47:36 PM] Sanura: ]]I suggested it but I don’t think it was implimented?[[
[6:47:44 PM] ST: (( If everyone agrees, I don’t see why not. ))
[6:49:06 PM] Sanura: Sanura grimaces as she looks at the others “We need a healer.. if we’re going to find out what Father OBrien was up to.. do any of you -know- of one?”
[6:50:23 PM] ST: “You said Brigid was the goddess of healing? Then Maureen or Leanne might… but I’ve never actually seen them do it,” offers the Middle-Eastern girl.
[6:51:15 PM] Mike: “Doing research on my heritage, my dad had the ability to… means I could… if I could only figure out how to get it to work…”
[6:51:40 PM] Sanura: Sanura speaks into the phone “is he stable to move.. either way we can’t leave him at the hospital.. he’ll be moved to a secure facility or his bosses will see to it we get nothing from him. Can you bring him here?”
[6:52:09 PM] ST: (( If you’re going to try to extract O’Brien from the hospital, that’ll have to wait until next week. ))
[6:53:06 PM] Malif: Malif nods. “Give the twins their gifts from their mother, and they might be able to tap into that with them.”
[6:54:26 PM] Harry: WHOOSH. He’s back at base.
[6:55:03 PM] Harry: “Fuck that guy. I’ve got ice cream.” There’s a pair of five gallon tubs in each hand.
[6:55:56 PM] Sanura: Sanura hangs up and runs her hands back over her hair. “OK.. we need to get the girls their … items.. and maybe they can help Miss Simon here?” glancing to Harry “language” though she hadn’t watched hers so much in the thick of things.
[6:56:22 PM] ST: “Angie’s looking for you,” says Naomi mildly to Harry.
[6:56:46 PM] Harry: He nods. “She’s got my superhero gear too.” He sets them on the back end of the car and goes looking.