[12:05:27 PM] ST: Last we left our intrepid heroes, they had investigated the cindered school alongside the arson investigator and came across the ghost of one of the Scions involved, who, through Mike, spurred them after a Hispanic woman—according to Joanna the ghost, she’s affiliated with the man who started the fire—who was peeling out of the parking lot. She ended up at a deserted church. However, Harry managed to get there first… and that is where we’ll begin.
[12:05:55 PM] Malif: And then… cliffhanger!
[12:06:16 PM] Harry: [Friday, May 31, 2013 4:04 PM] Harry:
Out comes the cellphone, mute, text Alejandro to check my position on my “GPS your friend list” app, phone is put back.
Coming out now. “So, nice church.” Still in the hero togs.
[12:07:35 PM] ST: The woman looks up quickly, apparently still jumpy from her escape. “Dios mio!” She places a hand over her heart.
[12:08:33 PM] ST: (( No one else is there yet, by the way ))
[12:08:38 PM] Harry: He takes it casual, running a gloved finger over the pews. “Nice work, someone’s really put in alot of effort keeping this place up to specs…that’d be you, right?”
[12:08:41 PM] ST: (( I’ll let you know when you come in ))
[12:10:51 PM] Harry: (Red and black with yellow highlights is a funny color scheme for this, at the moment, she probably thinks I’m fucking Satan.)
[12:11:36 PM] ST: She eyes him warily, standing absolutely stock still, but offers no response.
[12:12:53 PM] Harry: “Quite the driver too. Hell of a skill set. Actually had to put in effort to beat you here.” He leans on the back of a pew. “So. Let’s talk.”
[12:14:40 PM] Sanura: Sanura tries to coax Crook out from under the seat. “It’s safe.. come on out” she murmurs as the car speeds along. She wonders who they’re chasing down at this point, but she won’t know much it seems till they catch them.. if they do.
[12:15:11 PM] ST: She turns to retrieve her cleaning supplies and pulls them out, starting by dusting the altar. It’s clear she’s trying to play it cool but she makes sure to keep at least one eye on Harry. “No Englais, senior,” she murmurs.
[12:15:39 PM] Boudicca: Boudicca tries to lure the cat out with a bird feather…
[12:16:18 PM] Harry: He laughs. “Suuuuure. Then let’s start with my Spanish. ‘Fuego’. ’Esquela.” "Mas Muerto’ "
[12:16:50 PM] ST: Crook’s fur is on end and his claws are dug into the carpet of the car. His golden eyes are practically full circles as he stares at Sanura, his ears flattened against his skull.
[12:17:22 PM] Harry: “Muy ninos y ninas es muerto. Por que?”
[12:18:19 PM] Boudicca: “Hhhhmmm…I can lure birds out easy enough. Cats aren’t so easy. I need something shiny…”
[12:18:40 PM] Malif: (Lol Hans XD )
[12:19:27 PM] Sanura: Sanura grimaces softly that the feline is so distressed. “The..” a glance in Mikes general direction. “the ghost isn’t going to hurt you.” she murmurs “come sit with me, I’ll protect you”
[12:19:33 PM] Harry: (Two years of high school SPanish)
[12:19:41 PM] Harry: (Passed with Ds.)
[12:19:52 PM] Malif: lol
[12:20:17 PM] Boudicca: “Ghost? I don’t see a…wait a sec, nevermind…”
[12:23:42 PM] ST: The woman crosses herself but doesn’t look Harry in the face, proceeding to clean. “That’s muy horrible, senior,” she says in heavily accented English. “But I just clean. You here to pray for los ninos?”
[12:25:41 PM] Harry: “Not exactly. You were there. And sped off like a cheetah. But I’m faster.”
[12:25:57 PM] ST: Golden symbols drift from underneath the seat. I don’t need protection. /I/ am the sacred guardian here. That spirit doesn’t belong here! Where’s that dog Anubis when you need him?
[12:25:59 PM] Harry: “Fuckin’ Speedy Gonzales, me.”
[12:27:28 PM] ST: (( If you want to understand, Marc, you can roll for your Animal 1 Boon again ))
[12:28:45 PM] Sanura: Sanura smirks faintly “Well you’re not doing a very good job from under there.. come out” she murmurs before straightening. “I don’t know if the spirit should be here or not but she is so.. we stay calm and carry on, it seems there is work to be done.. if we can catch them.”
[12:29:03 PM] ST: She shakes her head. “I don’t know what you talk about, senior.” She wipes away some sweat with her sleeve.
[12:29:13 PM] Malif: “What is the world coming to when a cat is asking for a dog?”
[12:29:25 PM] Harry: He laughs. “Lady, let me elaborate.”
[12:29:36 PM] Harry: He is suddenly on the other side of the room.
[12:29:45 PM] Harry: One dash action. 19 yards.
[12:29:49 PM] Sanura: Shaking her head she laughs “it does seem rather a bad omen doesn’t it?”
[12:29:58 PM] Harry: Per second.
[12:30:13 PM] Harry: “Rapido.”
[12:31:09 PM] ST: Crook sits up imperiously, tilting his head at an arrogant angle, but his eyes flick to the empty spot where the spirit presumably is. His response swims up less urgently than the previous one. Anubis has his uses.
[12:31:30 PM] Boudicca: (2 successes to understand the cat)
[12:32:20 PM] Sanura: Smiling “I’m sure he does but this woman is a source of information so in this case she has her uses as well hmm?”
[12:33:46 PM] ST: Her duster falls from senseless fingers. “Dios mio!”
[12:34:16 PM] Harry: “Yeah. Dios. Exactly.”
[12:34:27 PM] ST: Sofia peeks over the seat. “It’s okay Crooksy. This is a friendly ghost. Like Casper!”
[12:34:51 PM] Joanna: “Casper! Fuckin’ a. Just when I thought death couldn’t get any worse.”
[12:35:36 PM] Joanna: Joanna pauses and checks herself, looking at Sofia. “I know you can’t hear me, kid, but I’m sorry—I didn’t mean it. You’re right, I’m like Casper.”
[12:35:07 PM] Harry: “Why were you at the school, lady? What do you know about the fire?”
[12:35:24 PM] Boudicca: (Looking at the cat) “What kinda dog are’ye lookin’ fer? Lugh ‘as a pup that’ll wake’ya up in the morn…”
[12:35:27 PM] Harry: (Okay, gonna stunt to throw her even harder off her game.)
[12:35:57 PM] Harry: (Popping a Legend each for Fast as Thought and Between the Ticks.)
[12:36:19 PM] Sanura: Sanura grins a little to to Sofia’s words “See that Sofia isn’t scared” she looks to Crooks with an arched brow, was he going to be scared of something that didn’t phase a little girl?
[12:36:46 PM] Harry: The man in red -vanishes-, moving faster than her eye can track, before appearing right in front of her, holding the duster. It never even hit the floor.
[12:37:53 PM] Harry: (10 hits on Dex+Athletics)
[12:38:35 PM] Harry: “Who. Started. The. Fire?”
[12:39:07 PM] Mike: Mike just chuckles a bit. “She agrees with you, Sofia. She’s just like Casper…” He starts thinking a bit now…
[12:40:05 PM] Harry: (Hopefully, this will convince her running, or pulling a gun would be bad.)
[12:42:13 PM] Harry: (I have got to be careful with this showboating. I’m burning Legend pretty hard)
[12:42:30 PM] ST: This only causes the cleaning lady to clam up even more as she begins rapidly murmuring a prayer in Spanish.
[12:42:41 PM] ST: (( Okay, this is where everyone else comes in ))
[12:42:57 PM] Harry: (But, eh, Competitor nature, he’s a showoff. And now, with the mask, he doesn’t have to stop at “human maximum limitations”)
[12:43:47 PM] ST: Crook darts out of the car as soon as the door is open, then flicks his tail and lifts his head high, his ears forward as if nothing had happened. Well? You coming?
[12:44:28 PM] Mike: Mike hops out of the car and waits for the ghost to get out before addressing it. “Joanna, wait… I want to ask you something.”
[12:44:52 PM] Joanna: She looks at Mike, and looks at the church in agitation. “What?”
[12:44:42 PM] Harry: “Hm. Now, last thing I would normally do is beat up some working woman in a fricking church…seems like real bad taste for a hero. But someone hurt those kids. And you know something. So do us both, and those kids’ families a favor, and spit it out.”
[12:44:43 PM] Boudicca: Boudicca gets out of the SUV, grabs her spear and throws it over her shoulder. She waits for the rest of the group before going towards the flash…
[12:44:50 PM] Malif: Malif climbs out of the car, and heads forward into the church. “I wonder where Speedy Gonzales got himself to…”
[12:45:22 PM] Sanura: Sanura snirks softly at the feline and exits the vehicle, her gaze moving over the building as she heads inside naturally, looking for the car they’d been following. “Oh fearless one, do you see any sign of the quarry?”
[12:46:21 PM] Mike: “You want to get the creep who burned your school down and cleaved your head in half just as much as we do… even moreso… I don’t know if it’s possible… but with you being a ghost and being the Daughter of a God… do you think it’s possible for you to inhabit a body?”
[12:54:37 PM] ST: Joanna pauses. “I… didn’t think about that. Yeah, I think so.”
[12:47:45 PM] Malif: (Majin wants her INSIDE him!)
[12:47:53 PM] Sanura: [creeeeper]
[12:47:58 PM] Mike: ((NO! No! Gods, no!))
[12:48:25 PM] Malif: XD
[12:48:32 PM] Mike: ((While she wouldn’t look anything like herself at all… I’d see about using a Zombie as her body or something… IF it were possible.))
[12:48:34 PM] ST: As everyone gets out of the car, Sofia puts her hands the back of Alejandro’s seat. “Can we go in too, Daddy? I wanna beat up the bad guys.”
Alejandro shakes his head. “It’s complicated, sweetheart, and we have to go soon to get you to your tutor.”
Sofia pouts. “But Daddyyyy.”
“This mission’s in good hands, Sofia. Harry’s on the job.”
She falls silent, but still appears pouty.
[12:49:03 PM] Malif: (Cheval, its the new fetish!)
[12:49:40 PM] Mike: ((I don’t have levels in it… yet… but she does. Which is why I’m wondering if it’s possible that way. :P))
[12:50:35 PM] Sanura: Sanura smiles a little “Maybe we’ll see you after your lessons Sofia if there’s a fight I’m sure Crook will get a scratch in for you” She glances to Alejandro “You’ll be back to picks up I’m assuming?”
[12:50:38 PM] Boudicca: (cheval is great…I’d take a Loa for cheval alone)
[12:52:32 PM] Malif: Malif is on his way inside to look around.
[12:52:37 PM] ST: Alejandro looks at Sanura, “We’ve got ten minutes before we have to go. If you get this done quickly, I can take you to the jail, but after that I have to go.”
[12:53:10 PM] Sanura: Sanura gives a nod and then heads in after Malif. Holding the door for Crook if he’s coming along.
[12:53:11 PM] Harry: (Also, can I hit Intelligence + Academics to get the swing of her prayer?)
[12:53:44 PM] Harry: (In case she’s spilling things)
[12:56:22 PM] Boudicca: (Boudicca is a little out of her element here so she’s looking around, keeping her eyes open, getting advice, etc etc)
[12:56:34 PM] Boudicca: Boudicca looks in the sky for a sign of her ravens…
[1:02:58 PM] ST: The corvids content themselves with perching on various parts of the deserted church, save a jackdaw that alights on Boudicca’s shoulder. As those who are to enter do so, they see Harry in his costume facing the Hispanic woman who clearly appears terrified, sweat dripping down her face. Her eyes flick to them. “Please help,” she begs. “El demonio!” The church itself is absolutely pristine and smells of incense and citrus cleaning solution.
[1:03:55 PM] Boudicca: “I might not be spanish but I’m thinkin’ she needs help with a formoiri…”
[1:04:59 PM] Mike: Mike smiles. “Then let’s give you a body to try and inhabit…” He looks at Sofia. “This is why my powers don’t make me like a superhero…” He grasps his guitar and pick together, strumming the guitar heavily. All 6 strings. The sound that it makes would cause the back of everyone’s hair to stand on end, as it sounded like it was coming from the Earth itself, and it was a very creepy chord. ((Spending one Legend to Summon my Follower: Zombies. 5 dots. How many show up? If I can control how many, I’d want to just summon one for her right now.))
[1:05:13 PM] Malif: Malif enters and sees the confrontation. “He’s no demon, madam, just a man who wantsto remain anonymous. But we do need to know why you were at the burnt school, and fled in such urgency?”
[1:06:05 PM] Sanura: Sanura frowns a little and walks over to the small group. Waiting to hear what the woman might offer as reasoning, suspecting it’s the lighting a candle or some such thing.
[1:06:16 PM] ST: As the devil music rings through the church from outside, the cleaning lady looks around in fright and slides to the ground, pressing her back against the altar, clenching her eyes shut and babbling a prayer.
[1:08:04 PM] Harry: “Do we need the soundtrack? Really?”
[1:09:27 PM | Edited 1:09:40 PM] Sanura: Sanura rubs one of her ears at the sound from outside. “Damn it.. it is not time for a concert” Shaking her head she turns her attention to Harry “Why are you harrassing the cleaning lady? Clearly you’ve scared her beyond reasoning” a soft tsh sound before she bends at the knee to face the woman. Please Seniora, he’s no demon and we’re not here to hurt anyone.. we just need to know what you were doing at the school.."
[1:09:58 PM] Harry: “She’s the driver from the school.”
[1:11:48 PM] ST: A great, collective moan springs up from the earth and the nearby church garden erupts in hands grasping and scrabbling for purchase. An entourage of 13 zombies springs forth from the ground.
Sofia presses her face against the SUV’s window. “COOL!” Alejandro rubs his brow in exasperation.
[1:12:15 PM] Boudicca: “Remind me, are we the good guys or the bad guys?”
[1:12:31 PM] Sanura: Giving a glance to Harry as she shakes her head “You always tell your driver your itenerary?” her attention on the woman again her expression calm and her tone even. “Senora, please.. can you tell us who you were with?” unaware if the woman can speak english or no.
[1:13:24 PM] ST: The cleaning lady stops praying and looks up at Sanura beseechingly, clearly terrified out of her wits. Her eyes flick from Harry to Sanura and back again.
[1:13:45 PM] Sanura: She sighs “Speedy.. vamenos”
[1:13:59 PM] Sanura: “out” she flicks her hand towards the nearest door.
[1:14:08 PM] Mike: Mike bursts out laughing at that! “Sofia, you’re so random!” He lets his laughter subside and looks at the ghost. “So… take your pick. You’ve got 13 to choose from here.”
[1:14:12 PM] Harry: “She was alone in the car. I followed her here, no stops. She sped off before she ever saw me.” He turns, and heads towards the back.
While in the back…
[1:12:16 PM] Harry: Ooooh, idea. She’s distracted, searching the closet she went into for a purse or something.
[1:12:50 PM] Harry: Specificly, looking for a phone with a call history, or something like that
[1:14:12 PM] ST: The closet merely has cleaning supplies. She has no cell phone, but you do find a phone in the church.
[1:14:19 PM] ST: A landline.
[1:14:41 PM] Harry: Okay, so, here’s what I do.
[1:14:47 PM] Harry: Whip out my cell.
[1:14:50 PM] Harry: Set it to record.
[1:15:04 PM] Harry: Put it to the earpiece of the landline.
[1:15:42 PM] Harry: Hit redial first.
[1:15:53 PM] Harry: Record that. Hang up. THen *69
[1:16:07 PM] Harry: Record that. Hang up.
[1:17:17 PM] Harry: Last call in, last call out
[1:18:04 PM] Harry: So, thanks Epic Wits 3.
[1:29:44 PM] ST: The landline is apparently new and has only handled outgoing calls. You successfully record the number.
[1:15:02 PM] Malif: Malif will use the Blurt It Out knack, now that the the topic of the school is in play.
[1:15:21 PM] Sanura: Her attention on the woman again. “Now.. please..what can you tell us?” A faint smile on her lips. She’s aware Harry can make it back here before the woman can try anything.. if she has the intention.
[1:15:39 PM] ST: The ghost regards each the zombies, her lips pressed together in clear distaste. “You’re too kind,” she says flatly.
[1:17:38 PM] Mike: “I know it’s not as glamorous as you’d like… but given the alternative… that is, standing by and being unable to do anything…” He shrugs. “If you don’t cross over after this, I’m sure we can go to the Morgue and find a recently deceased body you can take… I’ll talk to someone there or something.”
[1:19:57 PM] ST: “Y-y-you know h-him?” she stammers. “P-please. These children… Father O’Brien says they’re… special. He t-takes them to his school, he takes c-c-care of them, teaches them the word of God. I’ve b-been there, I can draw a map.”
[1:21:05 PM] Boudicca: “Why is it the Irish are always the bad guys?!?!”
[1:21:18 PM] Boudicca: “Bloody hell!”
[1:22:32 PM] Malif: (We dont need no stinkin Word of Aten! )
[1:22:35 PM] Sanura: She heaves a soft sigh as the woman speaks “Yes we know him.. he’s.. exhuberant but has a good heart” she glances to the others. “Anyone have paper and pencil?” then to the woman. “Will we find the padre where you will show us?”
[1:22:43 PM] Malif: “A map would be wonderful, senorita!”
[1:23:56 PM] Joanna: She doesn’t respond to Mike, her face screwed up in equal parts disgust and apprehension. She approaches a female zombie that looks relatively whole and not-so-rotted and slides into the body.
[1:24:52 PM] Mike: Mike stands there and looks at the particular zombie. “Well? Do you have control of it?”
[1:24:55 PM] Sanura: She’d rather have a large paper and pencil but what she has must do. She hands over the small notebook and her pencil. “This isn’t the best I suppose but here you are”
[1:25:59 PM] ST: One of the zombie shivers violently and then falls still for a brief moment. Then her face screws up in disgust. “Ew ew ew ew.”
[1:26:50 PM] Malif: XD
[1:28:27 PM] ST: With a shaky hand the cleaning lady draws a rough map of the school and compound itself, but offers no directions on how to actually get there. While she draws it, she details the security set-up with the guards as best she can, but can’t give much about their patrols.
[1:29:17 PM | Edited 1:29:31 PM] Mike: “I know, I know. Not very pretty. But like I said, if you have to stay after all this is over, we’ll find you a fresher body in a morgue. Find one recently dead somewhere. Less decay.”
[1:29:20 PM] Harry: Harry zips out of the back room, and outside…and sees fucking zombies. “What the everloving fuck.”
[1:29:51 PM] Sanura: Sanura nods softly taking note of the details provided. “Very good.. now.. is there an address?” she questions still smiling gently. “We have to know how to get there hmmn?”
[1:31:46 PM] ST: Tears run down her cheeks alongside sweat. “I-I-I don’t know, senorita. Is very… strict. Secret. I’m blindfolded every time I’m taken there.”
[1:32:15 PM] Mike: Mike smiles at Harry. “Meet my superpower. I summon Zombies.” He gestures to a female one that looks somewhat intact. “Meet the Ghost from the School. Joanna Devereaux. Daughter of… what was it, Erizule? Am I pronouncing that right?”
[1:33:16 PM] ST: The zombie looks at Harry, stifling her disgusted expression but still clearly not loving this. “I… I think my insides are mush.”
[1:34:34 PM] Sanura: Sanura purses her lips softly and then nods. “well.. thank you so much for your help Senora, I’m sorry our friend was so.. pushy” she straightens and offers the woman a hand up. “If we leave a number with you perhaps you will call us if you remember anything new?” she pauses. “or maybe you can tell us where else we could find the padre?”
[1:34:55 PM] Malif: “Hmmm, are there any landmarks around the place that might help us then?”
[1:35:10 PM] Harry: Harry looks around, then sheds the hood, mask and gloves. “Yeah, so basically I scared the piss out of a way-stereotypical cleaning lady, and wasted about half my juice accomplishing squat.”
[1:35:20 PM] Mike: “It’s the best I could do on short notice… I’m sorry. Do you want to get the bastard or what?”
[1:36:17 PM] ST: The cleaning lady shakes her head vigorously.
[1:36:56 PM] Harry: He opens the passenger side door and strips out of the hoodie and armor, stuffing his disguise back in his bag, and tugging on his Avengers tshirt. “I prefer my criminals more punchable.”
[1:38:19 PM] ST: Zombie Joanna’s expression of disgust quickly shifts into that of hot anger. “Let’s get that bitch.” She immediately turns and strides towards the church with righteous purpose. She doesn’t even pause when one of her arms falls to the ground with a plop.
[1:38:51 PM] Harry: Harry looks over as he’s getting his shades on. “Wait, wait!”
[1:38:59 PM] Harry: “They’re actually making progress in there.”
[1:39:37 PM] Sanura: Sanura checks out the map and jots down the notes the woman had rambled off. “Thank you for your help” she takes out a business card and hands it to the woman. “If you remember anything else or if you see the padre please call me.. and pray for my friend si? He’s going to need it dont’ you think?” she grins softly to the woman.
[1:39:42 PM] Boudicca: “Do we know what we’re even going up against?”
[1:39:43 PM] ST: Sofia brightens as Harry enters the vehicle. “Were there lots of bad guys, Harry?” As he grumbles about the lack of punchability, however, her expression fades to disappointment, but it brightens again as Harry mentions progress.
[1:40:58 PM] Harry: “Well, seems we caught a henchwoman. But, from what I saw as I was coming out, they got a lead off her. Goddamn, I need something to eat. Ice cream after this, definately.”
[1:41:25 PM] Mike: Mike just sighs. “I am SO getting you a fresher body later…” He looks at the remaining 12 zombies. “Take 5, you guys. Back to your graves.” He would dismiss them.
[1:42:35 PM] ST: The lady doesn’t respond to Sanura, merely closing her eyes and shading them with a hand, the tears spilling more freely now. It’s at this point that Joanna storms into the church sans one arm. “Out of the way,” she growls, storming down the carpet between the rows of pews. The other zombies are summarily dismissed, shuffling into alleys and other dark nooks and/or crannies available.
[1:43:13 PM] Mike: Mike runs in after her. “Joanna, wait!”
[1:43:18 PM] Harry: “Aw, crap. Moron let a goddamned revenant loose, and I -just- got out of costume.”
[1:43:25 PM] Boudicca: Boudicca wonders if the day will get any wierder and follows the one-armed zombie…
[1:44:21 PM] Malif: Malif looks at the not-terribly-intact zombie. “Oh dear…. Listen, senorita, you need to explain to our friend here how innocent you are. I’m afraid its quite important.”
[1:44:26 PM] Sanura: Sanura starts as the doors open and she turns to face a.. is that a zombie? “What the hell?!” Between the crying cleaning lady and the vengeful corpse.
[1:44:41 PM] Harry: Harry gets back out of the ride, facepalming. “MORON.” He heads for the door, sticking his head in just behind the undead. “Guys…dumbass set loose the dead. We should go?”
[1:45:37 PM] ST: Crook hisses and spits at the zombie, standing in the middle of her path.
[1:46:37 PM] Malif: (If the zombie is still safely distant enough to possibly stop her, then Malif will just try to keep the lady’s attention in the opposite direction)
[1:46:48 PM] Sanura: Sanura looks at Harry as it dawns on her “I’m not leaving this woman to be terrorized further. Tell that fool to come get his pet or else” She takes out a long black and red whip and flicks it out to length.
[1:47:34 PM] Harry: Harry just leans out of the way as Mike bursts in. “I didn’t do it.”
[1:48:19 PM] Malif: wwhhppssshhh!
[1:48:57 PM] Mike: Mike just runs up to Joanna and stands in front of her. “Joanna, wait! Did you not hear what Harry was saying? Let my friends take care of it. IF we need to bust heads, you can bust heads! But right now, we need to play this smart!”
[1:51:36 PM] Harry: “Names? Really?”
[1:51:37 PM] ST: “I said. Out. Of. My. Way.” The zombie stops in her path, glaring at Sanura. “This woman helped a man fuckin’ kidnap /children/ and /kill my friends/. She doesn’t deserve your mercy.” Her eyes flick to Mike. “This /is/ smart. Don’t you think she won’t fuckin’ call this guy to warn him that you’re coming for him?” The cleaning lady spots the zombie and clutches at Malif, utterly terrified.
[1:52:20 PM] Sanura: Calmly Sanura looks from one to the other. “Did you see her harm anyone?”
[1:52:46 PM] Malif: “As I said, senorita, if you are truly innocent, now would be an EXCELLENT time to explain that to our friend here. The only time, in fact.”
[1:52:54 PM] Boudicca: (afk 5 min)
[1:53:01 PM] Sanura: [this time is best time]
[1:54:56 PM] ST: “I set no fire, senior,” she blubbers through her tears. “I just looked, watched policias, watched you…”
[1:56:12 PM] Malif: Malif pushes the woman from him. “So you DID help….. that is a shame.”
[1:56:12 PM] ST: (( Now would be a good time for a Charisma + Persuasion roll ))
[1:56:49 PM] ST: (( If you want to keep Joanna from killing her. ))
[1:57:22 PM] Malif: now, there IS no ‘persuasion’ skill
[1:57:24 PM] Malif: Empathy?
[1:57:32 PM] ST: (( Err, yeah. ))
[1:57:34 PM] Malif: presence?
[1:57:53 PM] Malif: 2
[1:57:56 PM] Boudicca: (I’d say more presence then empathy shrug)
[1:58:06 PM] ST: (( Depends on how you want to go about it ))
[1:58:19 PM] Malif: Eh, its 1 die difference for me.
[1:58:23 PM] Malif: I’ll stand with my roll of 2.
[1:59:00 PM] ST: (( Okay, what does Malif say to try and assuage the revenant? ))
[2:00:06 PM] Malif: “Joanna, we should get more information from her, she’s no use to us harmed, yes? She can lead us to the one behind all this.”
[2:00:15 PM] Mike: Mike turned to look at the cleaning lady. “And you were watching us because you were told to… am I right?” He looks at Joanna. “If you’re that obsessed that she’ll tattle on us…” He marches right up to the cleaning lady. “Right now, the only thing keeping that dead girl’s spirit from exacting revenge, because she SAW you at the fire… is me. She’s worried that you’ll call whoever actually took the bayonet to her head… and warn them of us coming… but…” His eyes set, glarind at the woman. “If I find out that you DID call him… I WILL let this angry espiritu attack you… comprende?” ((Popping Willpower for Overt Order. Command to be obeyed: do not call anyone about them.))
[2:00:28 PM] Malif: (That said, I’m not sure I WANT to leave her alive anymore, when we leave o.o )
[2:00:48 PM] Malif: “And senorita, please do explain why you would help shield someone from the policia?”
[2:01:26 PM] Malif: (Read your damn powers for once Majin XD Overt Order only lasts for 1 action)
[2:02:17 PM] Mike: ((It reads as if the order is obeyed constantly… but if that’s the case, then another order would be for her to destroy any cell phones she might have…))
[2:02:51 PM] Boudicca: (I command you to dance!)
[2:03:08 PM] ST: The cleaning lady stares up at Mike and nods vigorously. “Si, si, si.” Joanna pauses at Malif’s words, gritting her teeth. There’s a wet crack from inside her mouth and she spits the rotten tooth out on the floor. “Dammit this is SO FUCKING GROSS,” she growls.
[2:03:28 PM] Mike: ((I command you to destroy your cell phones! Any and all! XD))
[2:03:32 PM] Malif: (It says nothing about it being constantly at all, you’re h allicunating Majin)
[2:04:36 PM] Malif: “Now, senorita. Will you explain why you are helping criminals abduct children? Or do we leave you alone with the zombie?”
[2:05:29 PM] Sanura: Sanura listens to the conversation going on around her but doesn’t speak for the moment, she’d like those answers as well.
[2:06:29 PM] Boudicca: Boudicca is just looking on, wondering how we got to be associating with zombies…
[2:07:59 PM] Harry: Harry just shakes his head, and heads back to the ride, climbing in. “Hell of a crew you’ve gathered, Alejandro. Hell of a crew.”
[2:08:03 PM] ST: “P-please, senior… El Padre t-t-tells me it’s God’s work, that my sins will be forgiven if I d-do this. All he ask is that I watch los ninos at the school, and watch el policias after the school burned down.”
[2:09:17 PM] ST: Alejandro sighs in exasperation. “I know. Looking forward to seeing what else falls in my lap.”
[2:10:02 PM] Malif: “The padre sounds like he is up to some very bad things, senorita. And as far as I know, mortal men cannot forgive sins, only the divine can do that. And you are helping a very bad man. It really may be safest if you come with us, as we truly cannot trust you alone back here, even with your cellphone damaged like that.”
[2:10:17 PM] Harry: “My bet? That revenant’s jaw.”
[2:11:02 PM] Sanura: [ewXD\
[2:11:47 PM] ST: Alejandro chuckles, putting his head in his hand. His chuckle quickly grows into helpless laughter.
“You saw the zombies, Harry? That was so cool. And scary. But I wasn’t scared. They were like ‘UUNNNNNNNNGGH BRAAAAINS,’” Sofia gushes.
[2:12:17 PM] Malif: (I’m thinking we gotta bring church lady with us, or neutralize her some other way. Maybe have her arrested?)
[2:12:30 PM] Malif: (ooo I know, bring her to the cops and have her confess!)
[2:12:32 PM] ST: The cleaning lady hangs her head.
[2:13:13 PM] Malif: Malif offers her his hand. “The first step to atonement would be to confess to your crimes. Come with us.”
[2:14:29 PM] ST: Joanna clenches her jaw, her brow furrowed. She tries to cross her arms, but gives up once she realizes that only one arm can be crossed and contents herself with clenching her fist.
[2:15:02 PM] Malif: hehe
[2:15:08 PM] Sanura: Sanura coils the whip and looks to the zombie, she latches it onto the outside of her bag.
[2:17:02 PM] ST: The cleaning lady looks at Malif’s hand with tear-filled eyes, and considers. “If she didn’t actually fuckin’ do anything except play voyeur, I don’t think the cops are gonna give two shits,” Joanna says. “Let me at her now, come on.”
[2:17:53 PM] Sanura: Sanura looks to the zombie “If all she did was watch and report .. and was innocent of malice then you are not going to harm her”
[2:19:02 PM] Malif: “I am fairly sure that playing lookout against cops, and spying on their activities, is some kind of crime. And one not worthy of death, either.”
[2:19:02 PM] ST: “Are you fucking kidding me!” Joanna tosses her head angrily. Crook growls. “Oh, shut up, you pussy.”
[2:19:10 PM] Malif: XD
[2:19:14 PM] Malif: (Go Crook!)
[2:19:20 PM] Mike: Mike looks at Joanna. “Exactly. If she didn’t DO anything, then why are you angry at her? We should be going to find and deal with the guy who did it… besides. Killing anyone won’t set things right… dead, the truth lies with them. Alive, Angela and Naomi walk free.”
[2:20:15 PM] Malif: (Ironic for the son of The Baron to imply that death is any kind of finality XD )
[2:20:49 PM] Sanura: Sanura growls as her companion is disrespected, as she takes a step forward. "Get the hell out of here, take your teeth with you and stay out unless you’re summoned. " [1wp overt order]
[2:21:52 PM] ST: Joanna clenches her jaw again and defiantly turns her head to the side as she hears Mike out. But, just as she’s about to respond, her jaw clacks shut and she turns and marches out of the church.
[2:22:43 PM] ST: The cleaning lady watches the zombie leave. “Si… I will… I will go with you,” she says, taking Malif’s hand.
[2:23:04 PM] Boudicca: Boudicca whispers to a raven on her shoulder quickly, then looks back at the arguement…
[2:23:12 PM] Harry: Harry pulls out his phone and starts playing Game Dev Story.
[2:23:37 PM] ST: The raven fluffs its feathers and flaps to the altar.
[2:23:47 PM] Mike: Mike frowns and looks at Sanura. “That was just a little cold-hearted. She’s upset. I was talking her down…” He then follows Joanna out the door. “Joanna, wait… it looked like you were going to say something… what was it?”
[2:24:31 PM] Malif: Malif heads back to the vehicle, but seeing the raven flap by, he inclines his head towards the altar and Boudi.
[2:24:32 PM] Sanura: Sanura takes a breath and turns to the cleaning lady. “Lovely, let’s move on then” she straightens her blouse and walks towards the exit. “Crook.. you might have been right about that spirit.. what a stubborn thing.” Her glare fixed on Mike “terrorizing a woman for doing as her priest asks is cruel.. if you don’t like my responce to that.. too damn bad”
[2:25:42 PM] ST: Joanna whirls on Mike after she’s exited the church. “I was about to fuckin’ agree with you, okay?”
[2:26:07 PM] ST: Sofia watches over Harry’s shoulder.
[2:26:39 PM] ST: As the cleaning lady follows Malif, the raven hops after her.
[2:26:54 PM] Harry: “Sofia, I need a name for a School RPG, for the not-Game Boy…” He watches around the screen for the others coming out.
[2:27:21 PM] Boudicca: Boudicca follows Malif and the Cleaning Lady as well…
[2:27:24 PM] Sanura: She exits and walks towards the vehicle, groaning when she realizes that they have to ride with a rotting body now.
[2:27:32 PM] Malif: Malif ushers her into the vehicle, and makes sure she’s not sitting next to Joanna.
[2:28:05 PM] Harry: “Hey, Re-animator! I’m not riding with a corpse. Lose the meat, and get her something fresher later.”
[2:28:54 PM] ST: Sofia looks up at the others as they head to the SUV. Her eyes fall on the cleaning lady. “Is that the henchwoman?” she asks Harry.
[2:29:32 PM] Harry: “Yeah, that’s her. Why are they bringing her here?”
[2:29:35 PM] Boudicca: Boudicca takes off her spear and puts it in the back. She offers to sit next to Joanna as no one else will, and Joanna is coming with us, leaving a logistical problem…
[2:30:32 PM] ST: Alejandro’s nostrils flare as the cleaning lady comes into range, but he remains in a thoughtful silence.
“She doesn’t look very tough,” says Sofia.
[2:31:00 PM] Harry: “She’s not. Some people don’t realize they’re working for the villain until the heroes show up.”
[2:31:01 PM] Mike: Mike holds up his hands, backing up a bit. “Okay, okay. I wasn’t the one who got angry at you. And you shouldn’t let your anger guide you. It only serves to make you forget why you’re doing this in the first place. You want to get back at the guy who burned down the school, and killed you… so let’s do that.” He hears Harry’s declaration and regards Joanna again. “He does have a point… I can get you another body when we get where we’re going… even possibly kill a guard and you can take their body when they fall. What do you say? No more liquefied entrails?”
[2:34:49 PM] ST: Joanna calms down a little at Mike’s words, notably laying off the swearing as she gets in range of the SUV. “What I /want/ is to save those children that were kidnapped. Just so we’re clear. And don’t tell me you wouldn’t be this angry too if you took a bayonet to the skull.” After he says his latter statement, Joanna says, “God, I thought you’d never ask.” The zombie shivers and collapses on the pavement and the temperature of the car drops dramatically.
[2:35:19 PM] Boudicca: “eew…”
[2:35:33 PM] Malif: “Can’t say that would have been pleasant for her…”
[2:35:48 PM | Edited 2:35:57 PM] Harry: Harry leans out. “Anything in that power set -clean up your messes-?”
[2:36:03 PM] Mike: Mike sighs and takes out his guitar pick and taps the corpse. “Get off the pavement… back to your grave.”
[2:36:04 PM] Sanura: Sanura frowns faintly as she passes the creatures discarded form, she starts to like the idea of being mummified even more. “well that’s just lovely.. I don’t envy the loved ones who must read about this” she sighs softly as she climbs into the vehicle and pats her lap for Crook.
[2:36:26 PM] ST: The zombie groans and rises, shuffling off to disappear in some dark corner or other.
[2:36:27 PM] Malif: “Honestly, this church being undersome suspicion might not be so bad.”
[2:37:15 PM] ST: Crook hops up into Sanura’s lap, his eyes fixed on the empty air in the backmost seat.
[2:38:05 PM] ST: His tail flicks to and fro a little in restrained agitation.
[2:38:21 PM] Sanura: Sanura softly strokes the feline as she settles for the ride. “We don’t have an address so does anyone have a suggestion for our next move.. after the police station I mean?”
[2:39:00 PM] ST: “Does this mean we can get some ice cream now?” Sofia asks. Alejandro keeps his eyes on the rearview mirror, watching the cleaning lady huddle quietly in the car, her hands on her lap.
[2:39:28 PM] Harry: “After we drop off the henchwoman, because apparently we do that now.”
[2:39:56 PM] Malif: “Senorita, do you remember any landmarks around the place we are going? Is it on a hill or anything like that?”
[2:40:20 PM] Sanura: She sighs and looks to the cleaning lady. “What is your name Senora?” to Sofia “She’s not a henchwoman.. she’s more a .. rube I think”
[2:40:21 PM] Mike: Mike then puts his pick back in the guitar, then heads to the SUV. “There. Taken care of.” He looks at where Joanna’s parked herself, the same spot Crook’s looking. “We’ll find you a fresher body. There’ll be some people there we can kill that you can take their bodies… it’s likely you’ll have to take a male body temporarily, unless we can find a female guard right off the bat.” He stops talking when the cleaning lady comes in.
[2:40:26 PM] Malif: “Oh, and Alejandro, the police station is definitely first, if you would.”
[2:41:45 PM] ST: “But we don’t have a whole lotta time…” Sofia looks pleadingly at Alejandro. “Can we cancel today’s lesson, Daddy, please? We’re doing good guy stuff.”
“Nope. Not negotiable, Sofia.”
He starts up the car and heads out of the parking lot.
[2:42:33 PM] Harry: Harry looks over at Alejandro. “Can we not use our names around the minion, please?”
[2:42:57 PM] Joanna: “Tell me you’re joking. Because I’m not keen on inhabiting the body of an innocent guard.”
[2:43:04 PM] Boudicca: Boudicca straightens out her skirt, then settles back in her seat…
[2:43:36 PM] ST: He nods curtly. “Right.”
[2:44:15 PM] ST: A black cloud of birds rise up from the church and follow the SUV. The jackdaw on Boudicca’s shoulder begins preening itself.
[2:44:46 PM] ST: Crook looks from the spirit to the jackdaw, his tail falling still.
[2:45:13 PM] Boudicca: Looking straight ahead, she mutters, “Don’t think about it cat…”
[2:45:38 PM] Harry: Harry shakes his head. “This operation is so amateur. At least we got a lead out of this trainwreck. So, guys, what did you learn?”
[2:45:43 PM] Sanura: Sanura glances to Crook “no hunting coanions”
[2:45:59 PM] ST: The jackdaw catches Crook’s gaze and cackles at him, flapping its wings a little.
[2:46:30 PM] ST: Crook’s neck straightens, golden symbols popping up angrily. Did you hear what she called me!?
[2:48:32 PM] Malif: Malif grins at Crook. “Well, apparently the padre is taking the children away someplace hidden to re-educate them or something. And he wanted the cops watched, so it can’t be good. We’re taking senorita here to confess her part in it so the police can keep her safe while her boss is on the loose.”
[2:48:34 PM] Sanura: ah. no?
[2:49:00 PM] Harry: “So who’s this boss?”
[2:49:18 PM] Joanna: “Oh, and don’t forget letting Angela and Naomi off the hook.”
[2:49:23 PM] Malif: “We’ll know when we get there.” Malif hands the drawing to Harry.
[2:49:41 PM] ST: It’s a map of what looks to be a school compound.
[2:50:01 PM] ST: There are some dots to indicate security guard posts.
[2:50:23 PM] Joanna: “Tell them that, please.”
[2:51:07 PM] Sanura: Also, Sanura jotted down the other notable things mentioned.
[2:52:08 PM] Harry: “So why the fire, to cover his crime?” He closes his game, opening maps.google.com and starts trying to pin the place down.
[2:52:38 PM] ST: The place can’t seem to be found on the map.
[2:52:57 PM] Mike: “Right. According to Joanna, two of her friends were accused for the fire. If we have the cleaning lady there confess, the girls SHOULD be let go… hopefully…”
[2:53:10 PM] Malif: (Meg, didnt get an answer from her yetabout landmarks?)
[2:53:37 PM] ST: Crook’s tail swishes angrily. The jackdaw turns and shakes its tailfeathers vigorously at the cat. He rises suddenly and then begins grooming himself.
[2:53:48 PM] ST: (( Yeah, she shook her head, indicating no landmarks. ))
[2:54:10 PM] Malif: (oh, ok)
[2:54:26 PM] Malif: “Say, did anyone get a look at the altar as we left? The birds seemed interested in it.”
[2:54:45 PM] Harry: “Did you get a name? Maybe I can google him, and the church, get a lead.”
[2:59:41 PM] ST: Sofia watches the henchwoman intently. Unfortunately she doesn’t seem to be doing anything except staring out the window. “What’s your name, Miss Henchwoman?” Sofia pipes up. The cleaning lady looks at Sofia. “Daddy just said mine, but if you didn’t hear it, Harry says we shouldn’t use our real names. Otherwise I’d tell you.”
“Sheila Rodriguez,” says the cleaning lady quietly.
“What’s your favorite ice cream, Miss Sheila? Mine’s fudge ribbon.”
[3:01:08 PM] Harry: Harry facepalms.
[3:01:21 PM] Malif: lol
[3:01:33 PM] Malif: “What is the padre’s name, Miss Sheila?”
[3:01:39 PM] ST: Comprehension overcomes Sofia’s face. “Oops,” she says.
[3:01:56 PM] ST: “Father O’Brien.”
[3:02:23 PM] Harry: Harry begins to google O’brien, as well as the name of the church, the name of the town…
[3:03:31 PM] Malif: “You do not know his first name, Sheila?”
[3:04:19 PM] ST: There are a distressing number of Father O’Briens popping up on Google, and each of them seem to be different. There’s even a badly photoshopped picture of Miles O’Brien dressed in a priest’s garb creepily approaching a scared-looking little boy.
[3:04:20 PM] Sanura: Sanura smiles a little at Sofia, glad that someone else had asked the womans name and gotten it. Reaching over she ruffles Sofia’s hair gently. Letting Harry do some work. Pausing a moment and letting them ask the woman what questions they needed to. Her fingers returning to lightly pet Crook.
[3:04:23 PM] Boudicca: “Try ‘Patty’. All Irish men are named ‘Patty’,” Boudicca says, irritated with something…
[3:05:37 PM] Malif: “Maybe our speedster should return to the church and give the place a search?”
[3:05:39 PM] ST: The jackdaw hops on the back of the seat and begins pacing across it, clearly taunting Crook. He tenses.
[3:06:15 PM] Harry: “That sounds…really racist.” He shakes his head, swapping over to images that match O’Brien, Father, Catholic, and the name of the city the church and burned school are in.
[3:06:44 PM] Harry: He passes back the phone. “See if she recognizes any of those. And the speedster already did.”
[3:07:33 PM] ST: The phone begins to flicker as it gets closer to the back seat.
[3:07:56 PM] Boudicca: (Can one be racist against their own race? :) )
[3:08:07 PM] Harry: “Oh, see if the ghost recognizes him too.”
[3:08:31 PM] Joanna: Joanna floats closer to the phone.
[3:08:32 PM] Malif: “Did you find anything at the altar, or anyplace else?”
[3:08:55 PM] Mike: Mike takes the phone and shows both the cleaning lady and Joanna each picture. “Let me know when you see him.”
[3:09:10 PM] Sanura: Sanura sighs softly and reaches out to the bird tugging at one of it’s tail feathers “behave yourself” she intones softly but firmly.
[3:09:20 PM] ST: Suddenly the phone dies, apparently completely drained of battery.
[3:10:08 PM] ST: The jackdaw squawks in startlement and flops to the ground. Crook settles on Sanura’s lep with a very smug look on his face.
[3:10:26 PM] Mike: Mike sighs. “Great… ecto-electrical interference…”
[3:10:41 PM] Boudicca: Boudicca pokes the corvid, implying it to play well with others…
[3:11:15 PM] Sanura: Sanura chuckles softly and looks to Boudicca appologetically.. for the most part. “I really didn’t think he’d react like that..”
[3:11:21 PM] Boudicca: (To the jackdaw) “Look out the window, tell me if you see anything outo f sorts…”
[3:12:25 PM] Boudicca: Boudicca nods non-chalantly, “Not your fault at all. I don’t think my friend realizes his place on the food chain,” she says with a small snort
[3:12:39 PM] ST: The bird makes some disgruntled noises, settles its feathers, and hops up onto the window, staring out as bid.
[3:13:23 PM] Malif: (So… fast forward to bringing Sheila in to confess, and things moving on to investigations?)
[3:13:42 PM] Sanura: Sanura chuckles softly to that and resumes petting her feline companion. “Crook is all to aware of his.. but maybe not anyone or thing above him” she smirks faintly and rubs one of the cats ears.
[3:14:11 PM] ST: Crook’s response floats in the air. There is no one above me. You and Bastet alone are equal to me. Oh, and Malif is getting close.
[3:15:32 PM] ST: (( Get your responses out to him, if you have any, and then we can fast forward ))
[3:15:45 PM] Sanura: Sanura bites her lower lip and laughs as she glances to Malif. “Uncle Malif is a lovely man” she nods her head and is silent for the rest of the ride.
[3:16:21 PM] Harry: Harry just sighs. “48 hour battery life my ass. Total waste of money.”
[3:16:32 PM] Malif: Malif smiles warmly at Crook and Sanura. “I’m honoured!”
[3:16:40 PM] Joanna: “Oh… I forgot that I do that. Sorry.”
[3:16:56 PM] ST: “Tell Harry that I’m sorry, I can’t help it.”
[3:17:02 PM] Mike: “It’s not your fault… Joanna says she does that. That she can’t help it.”
[3:18:34 PM] Sanura: [so anyone else thought that maybe the ghost can inhabit the cleaning lady? be a spy for us?]
[3:18:53 PM] Sanura: [*Sheila]
[3:19:01 PM] ST: Soon enough, you pull up to the Millbrae city jail. The building squats against the ground like a toad made of dirty sandstone. A definite throwback to a time when building a jail meant bars on everything, the city jail has taken this concept and run iwth it, adding a fifteen-foot-tall electrified fence topped with razorwire, floodlights, security cameras, and armed guards patrolling with Dobermans and Rottweilers. It’s all more than a bit much for a city jail.
[3:19:06 PM] Malif: (Interesting idea!)
[3:19:44 PM] Harry: Harry looks out at this edifice. “Jesus, when did I end up back in Wetumpka?”
[3:19:58 PM] Sanura: Sanura pauses as they pull up. “Hold a moment.. I think we may be turning Senora Rodriguez in too soon.. she might be able to do a little work in contrition for her unknowing sins..”
[3:20:36 PM] Malif: “Oh?”
[3:20:43 PM | Edited 3:20:49 PM] Boudicca: “More importantly she might be our only link to Father O’Brien…”
[3:21:14 PM] Sanura: She nods “that.. and she’s known to them.. if Joanna were to.. borrow her skin a while..” she tries to phrase it less.. frighteningly.
[3:22:01 PM] Harry: “There’s gotta be a less creepy way to put that.”
[3:22:10 PM] Mike: “Yeah, seriously.”
[3:22:33 PM] Harry: http://www.spokesrider.com/j/wp-content/uploads/2008/03/julia-tutwiler-prison-2285-1.jpg
[3:22:38 PM] Sanura: Sanura winces and sighs “I’m sorry I was trying to avoid the P word and that’s what came to mind.” tsks
[3:22:55 PM] Joanna: Joanna considers Sheila for a moment. “Catwoman has a point. But I want to get Angela and Naomi /out/ first.”
[3:23:13 PM] Malif: “Hmm,that’s an excellent idea.”
[3:24:25 PM] ST: Sheila looks up warily, not entirely sure what’s going on in this conversation but knowing it has to do with her.
[3:25:25 PM] Mike: Mike laughs. “Alright, that’s it! Sanura, your new official nickname is Catwoman!” He lets his laughter subside. “But… even if it were a good idea… that’d mean two innocent girls are left in Jail all that much longer while we try to find out WHERE this guy is… I say we just give Sheila up to the police here, have her confess, get the innocents out, and we can just use the guards at the compound as spies instead… or do you think that’s too mean to do?” He directs that last question to Joanna.
[3:26:11 PM] Harry: “Names! Christ!”
[3:26:38 PM] Harry: “We’re gonna get shot in our beds.”
[3:26:40 PM] Sanura: Sighs softly “those girls may be safer in there than out in the world..”
[3:26:53 PM] Malif: “Oh, it would only be temporary, though. We can being Sheila here back afterwards. Surely thosewith the padre are in more immediate danger , we should address that first, yes?”
[3:27:13 PM] Sanura: Sanura nods to Malif’s words as well.
[3:28:28 PM] Joanna: “Look, I can just possess the desk sergeant and you guys can get them out, okay? Angela and Naomi are just like you and me—they can be a great help.”
[3:29:18 PM] Joanna: “Besides, we’ve got all our stuff in our hotel room still. Weapons and information about this mysterious school. Angela has the information encrypted on her laptop.”
[3:29:40 PM] Boudicca: “Well, we know the Father has a driver. Is there nothing we can do to track that person?”
[3:30:02 PM] Mike: “OR we go with Joanna’s suggestion, and she takes over the desk sergeant’s body… apparently, Angela also has information about where this mysterious school is encrypted on her laptop.”
[3:31:47 PM] Malif: “Who is Angela?”
[3:32:02 PM] Mike: “One of Joanna’s friends that are in jail.”
[3:32:07 PM] Harry: “Or, and hear me out…we turn in the conspirator and lookout here, get the innocent released, ask Angela for the data, and let the cops solve an arson/murder/kidnapping?”
[3:32:44 PM] Sanura: Sanura has made her own suggestion and sits back a little. “So.. what will we do then?” her gaze turning to Alejandro “Mr X?” she smirks at Harry as she uses the mysterious name and then returns her regard to Alejandro. “you have assembled this.. crew such as it is are you not the leader?”
[3:32:58 PM] Malif: “I must have missed something. I did not realize one of them had the information we needed. That sounds much simpler.”
[3:33:02 PM] Harry: ‘All the while, covering the cops from the shadows, and stepping in if needed. Preferrably without signed RSVPs.’
[3:34:01 PM] Harry: ‘I make too much money to change my identoty.’
[3:34:19 PM] Harry: Identity*
[3:36:50 PM] ST: Alejandro looks at everyone through the rearview mirror. “If these friends of… the spirit’s are fellow scions, they would be of great help, not just in this but in future endeavors. That’s my two bits.”
“Yeah! Superheroes shouldn’t be in jail,” Sofia adds matter-of-factly.
His eyes flick to the clock on his dash and sighs. “Looks like I’m going to have to reschedule that lesson.” Sofia grins.
[3:38:23 PM] Sanura: Sanura inclines her head slightly "I agree.. " she opens the door and climbs out. “Senora” offering her hand to the woman to help her out of the car.
[3:38:59 PM] Malif: Malif climbs out as well, nodding. “When was this Angela and her data brought up? I completely missed that all…”
[3:39:27 PM] Mike: “So let’s just have Sheila confess, get the girls out of jail, and we can have their help along with Joanna’s. I’m sure, even if she’s just a spirit, that Angela and Naomi would be happy to know that Joanna helped in getting them free.” He handed Harry back his phone and stepped out of the car as well. He looks at Malif. “Joanna mentioned it to me, and I just mentioned it now. It’s the first I’m hearing of it as well.”
[3:39:33 PM] Sanura: Glances to Crook “can I leave you and Tweety over there alone?”
[3:40:40 PM] Joanna: “No, I like Catwoman’s idea. Keep Sheila here. I’ll possess the desk sergeant and give you the go ahead to get to my friends.”
[3:40:58 PM] Malif: Malif leads the way, patting Sheila on the shoulder. “You’re doing the right thing, senorita.”
[3:41:21 PM] ST: Crook sits up straight, gazing steadily at Sanura as he responds.
[3:41:43 PM] Mike: Mike stops. “Wait… Joanna’s going back to saying to just take over the Desk Sergeant while we just spring them from the place.”
[3:42:12 PM] Malif: “Why can’t she make up her mind?”
[3:42:16 PM] Joanna: “FUCK this is really frustrating. Actually explain WHY I said that.”
[3:42:23 PM] Harry: “Let’s keep that as a backup plan. Maybe she’s worried the guy’s on the take?”
[3:42:27 PM] Sanura: She looks to the jail.. “alright.. if you can get past the guards and such I don’t see why not”
[3:42:41 PM] Malif: “If we break them out, there’ll be a manhunt after them to get them back. We want themc leared of charges, not just snuck out…”
[3:43:36 PM] Mike: Mike just sighs. “It’s just running through my head and I can’t make sense of it, Joanna… I’m sorry. Here. Take over MY body real quick and explain to them.”
[3:43:50 PM] Sanura: Sanura is clearly speaking to Crook then by the way.
[3:43:50 PM] Boudicca: “If they’re Scions, then them being out of jail should not be a major issue I would think…”
[3:45:00 PM] Sanura: “We’ll try the legal normal way.. if that doesn’t work then we have options.. let’s go”
[3:45:14 PM] Joanna: “Are you kidding? It takes valuable god-juice and willpower to possess people. Here. I’ll just go. Be right back.”
[3:45:29 PM] ST: The temperature in the car returns to normal.
[3:45:50 PM] Mike: Mike just sighs. “She’s off to just get it done… she said she’ll be back.”
[3:46:40 PM | Edited 3:46:58 PM] Sanura: Frowning “lovely, so we’ll have to dodge the authorities as well as the bad guys” clearly annoyed. “You need to gain more control of your.. friends”
[3:47:45 PM | Edited 3:47:56 PM] ST: Alejandro picks up his phone to send off a quick text to the tutor and growls in frustration as he realizes his phone’s dead because of aforementioned ecto-electro interference.
[3:48:19 PM] Sanura: Climbing back into the vehicle.. “car charger?” she suggests.
[3:51:21 PM] ST: Soon enough a mildly overweight man in a police sergeant’s uniform approaches the SUV. The dogs growl and their hackles rise as he passes them, but they’re kept strictly under control by their handlers. He raps on the glass. Alejandro rolls down the window. “Go on in, you shouldn’t encounter any problems. The guards just think you’re visiting. You have fifteen minutes. I’ll check the computer and see what I can do to get them cleared. Come up with something just in case I can’t.”
[3:51:26 PM] Malif: “Well, perhaps a paper trail can be avoided this way, at the least.”
[3:52:13 PM] Sanura: She sighs softly “that’s a plus” she murmurs as she crosses her legs and waits.
[3:52:29 PM] Harry: Harry sighs. “Overcomplication.”
[3:53:12 PM] Mike: Mike nods. “Right. Since you’re the sergeant, shouldn’t you be escorting us to the prisoner’s cell?”
[3:55:01 PM] ST: “Well I actually f…” the sergeant pauses as he looks at Sofia and swallows the cuss, “did something while you all were debating about what to do.” The sergeant turns to Mike. “Yeah. Right. Come on, then.”
[3:55:50 PM] Mike: Mike would follow the ‘sergeant’ to the cell.
[3:56:38 PM] Sanura: “So.. are we turning Ms Rodriguez in?”
[3:56:43 PM] Harry: Harry’s eyebrow raises behind his shades. Once the specter is gone he looks at Alejandro.
[3:57:22 PM] Harry: http://www.youtube.com/watch?feature=player_detailpage&v=2dvLFro3Ic0#t=780s
[3:57:32 PM] Harry: He then bursts into his Mr. Torgue impression.
[3:57:59 PM] Malif: o.o
[3:58:09 PM] Harry: “Is it just me, or does it seem like he’s gonna betray the fuck outta you?!”
[3:58:32 PM] Sanura: Frowns. “Language!”
[3:58:44 PM] Boudicca: (btw, is this a place I can bring my spear into?)
[3:58:49 PM] ST: (( Absolutely not ))
[3:59:21 PM | Edited 3:59:27 PM] Boudicca: :(
[3:59:30 PM] Harry: Harry looks back at Sofia. “What’s the rule about things that fly out of Uncle Harry’s mouth?”
[4:00:03 PM] Sanura: Sanura puts her whip into the bag and then procedes with Malif to escort Sheila into the jail presumably[?]
[4:00:06 PM] Malif: “Uncle Harry is quite the odd one. It does seem safer for Sheila here to remain in custody though.”
[4:00:18 PM] Sanura: [ or not]
[4:00:43 PM] ST: Sofia recites, “Fifty dollars in the swear jar!”
[4:01:00 PM] Harry: He nods. “Kid’s gonna end up going to college on my bad breaks.”
[4:02:10 PM] Sanura: "It’s no excuse.. " she murmurs “Sofia.. you know not to repeat the words right?”
[4:02:13 PM] Mike: ((I guess now is the stopping point… since it’s 4 PM now…))
[4:02:45 PM] Harry: “Yeah she does. She spends the swear jar, and everytime she uses foul language, it empties.”
[4:03:30 PM] ST: “Yep! Fifty dollars buys a LOT of candy.”
[4:03:42 PM] ST: (( Yeah, it’s about that time. ))
[4:03:56 PM] Sanura: Sanura chuckles softly to that