Enter Novikov

(1:29:28 AM) Dawny: Jillian sits in the sand, fiddling with something small, metal, and round
(1:29:58 AM) Tom90deg: Simon sits in the shade of the Stryker, playing with River.
(1:30:21 AM) Yox|Laptop: Vance sits on the minigun. He looks over at Jill. "Hey, watcha got?"
(1:30:53 AM) PaulS_laptop: John is whistling a cheerful song to himself and carving something out of wood.
(1:31:01 AM) Dawny: Jillian holds up her pitch pipe "Just thinking"
(1:31:37 AM) Yox|Laptop: "What about?"
(1:32:47 AM) Dodridge: * "War stuff, I gues
(1:34:00 AM) Dawny: "What would I be thinking about while messing with this?"
(1:34:17 AM) Yox|Laptop: "I'm not even sure what 'this' is." He peers at it.
(1:34:32 AM) Dawny: "My pitch pipe"
(1:36:05 AM) Yox|Laptop: "Ah, for singing?" Vance pulls back.
(1:36:20 AM) Dawny: "Yep"
(1:38:46 AM) Yox|Laptop: "Neat."
(1:39:03 AM) Heiden is now known as Carr
(1:39:12 AM) Sabitsuki is now known as TauV
(1:40:34 AM) Ragazzo is now known as Harry-Smith
(1:41:17 AM) Dawny is now known as Jillian
(1:41:31 AM) You are now known as Vance
(1:43:31 AM) PaulS_laptop is now known as JohnWilliamson
(2:00:35 AM) JohnWilliamson is now known as PaulS_laptop
(2:00:41 AM) Flames: Midnight walks over, then settles down near the group. "I'm sorry to say, Simon, but I don't think River's a hunter."
(2:00:59 AM) Vance: "What makes you say that?"
(2:02:44 AM) Tom90deg: "Heh, well, I'm not too surprized. Why do you think that?"
(2:02:57 AM) Tom90deg: "I mean, she's been pampered by me since I found her."
(2:07:09 AM) Flames: "Well, I tried to show her a few things, but she'd rather play."
(2:07:46 AM) Vance: "She's a cat. They work when they want to. No offense."
(2:09:11 AM) Tom90deg: "She always was rather playful. Cheered up the patients a lot."
(2:10:04 AM) laito [~ten.labolgcbs.ligchc.lsd.DABD58D9-CRInys|sirhc#ten.labolgcbs.ligchc.lsd.DABD58D9-CRInys|sirhc] entered the room.
(2:12:06 AM) Flames: "It's all right. Not everyone is a hunter, and she never needs to learn, I suppose."
(2:12:41 AM) Tom90deg: "TRue enough. Say…Odd question. Can you talk to her? I mean…I know she's just a cat, and I was just wondering…"
(2:13:26 AM) TauV is now known as Sabitsuki
(2:13:49 AM) Flames: "I can communicate with her, but 'talk' is a bit much. That implies cognizance, and while she's not stupid, she's just a cat, so her understanding would be limited."
(2:14:36 AM) Tom90deg: "Just wondering. Heh, I wasn't expecting her to recite shakepshear, but still, intresting.
(2:14:50 AM) Sabitsuki: Everyone outside, Perception.
(2:15:12 AM) Tom90deg: 4df+2 Lookin!
(2:15:12 AM) Quidmore: Tom90deg: Lookin!: 1 (4df+2=-, +, -, 0)
(2:15:25 AM) Jillian: 4df(2:15:30 AM) Vance: 4df+3 Per
(2:15:30 AM) Jillian: 4df
(2:15:30 AM) Quidmore: Vance: Per: 3 (4df+3=0, +, -, 0)
(2:15:31 AM) Quidmore: Jillian: -3 (4df=0, -, -, -)
(2:15:44 AM) Harry-Smith: 4df+2 Derpception
(2:15:45 AM) Quidmore: Harry-Smith: Derpception: 3 (4df+2=+, +, -, 0)
(2:15:50 AM) PaulS_laptop: 4df
(2:15:50 AM) Quidmore: PaulS_laptop: -2 (4df=+, -, -, -)
(2:16:39 AM) Harry-Smith is now known as Ragazzo
(2:16:40 AM) Sabitsuki: Everyone but Jill and - jesus Paul - John sees the big 939 standing in the distance, a heat haze blurring it somewhat. It stands completely still.
(2:16:55 AM) Ragazzo: "……."
(2:16:57 AM) Vance: "Motherfucker!"
(2:17:10 AM) Vance: Vance spins up the minigun and tightens up. "CONTACT!"
(2:17:26 AM) Vance: "….Wait….it's not charging."
(2:17:34 AM) PaulS_laptop: "Hm?" John spins towards Vance
(2:17:34 AM) Sabitsuki: It holds its hands up in a…placating gesture.
(2:17:40 AM) Tom90deg: "Shit! Guys!"
(2:17:47 AM) Tom90deg: "THere's…Um…something weird."
(2:17:58 AM) Vance: Vance hops off the minigun and draws his SCAR. "Stay here."
(2:18:10 AM) Ragazzo: "…" Lance edges for the stryker.
(2:18:11 AM) *
Vance advances towards the figure.
(2:18:41 AM) Sabitsuki: It doesn't advance, or move from its stance.
(2:18:44 AM) PaulS_laptop: "Whatever it is, I ain't staying here" John grabs up the PDW and follows Vance, not having any clue what the fuck is going on
(2:19:19 AM) Vance: "Stand down, John," Vance says, drawing to 30ft and stopping, gun never leaving his shoulder. He simply stares at the 939.
(2:19:48 AM) Tom90deg: Simon waves his hand at 939.
(2:19:49 AM) PaulS_laptop: And now he notices it. And thumbs a grenade into the 203 anyway.
(2:19:49 AM) Sabitsuki: It clicks its teeth and stares - if a thing without eyes could do that - back at Vance.
(2:20:21 AM) Vance: Seeing that the creature is not charging, or making any sort of motion, Vance lowers his SCAR.
(2:20:48 AM) Dodridge: Jason steps outside. "What the fuck's going on?"
(2:21:02 AM) Ragazzo: "I think we're about to see that fellow die."
(2:21:09 AM) Maddy: Alice follows shorty after. "W-waht?"
(2:21:20 AM) Vance: Vance's voice drifts back over the radio. «Looks like….a big-ass monster. It's just standing here.»
(2:21:30 AM) Tom90deg: "It's…just sitting there. Looks more submissive than roar though."
(2:21:44 AM) Maddy: "Fuck."
(2:21:51 AM) Jillian: Jillian is silently raging "If he doesn't come back, 'll fucking kill him"
(2:21:58 AM) Sabitsuki: It's a 939 Alpha, yep.
(2:22:01 AM) Maddy: "Y-you h-have got to be shitting me."
(2:22:20 AM) Dodridge: Jason sights in, and. "FUCK! NINE THREE NINE! NINE THREE NINE! ENGAGE!"
(2:22:21 AM) Tom90deg: "Why isn't it attacking?"
(2:22:25 AM) Vance: "Put your weapon down, John. If it wants to be peaceful, we can play ball." Vance hasn't come off of ready, yet. "Hey! Can you hear me?"
(2:22:28 AM) PaulS_laptop: John gets on his radio «guys, get on the gun»
(2:22:39 AM) Dodridge: 4df+4
(2:22:39 AM) Quidmore: Dodridge: 2 (4df+4=0, -, -, 0)
(2:22:47 AM) Sabitsuki: 4df+4 Defense
(2:22:48 AM) Quidmore: Sabitsuki: Defense: 4 (4df+4=0, -, +, 0)
(2:22:55 AM) Vance: «NEGATIVE, NEGATIVE! Do *not* en» Vance dives for dirt.
(2:22:58 AM) Tom90deg: JAson! Don't make it mad!"
(2:23:04 AM) Maddy: 4df+4 Fuck you
(2:23:04 AM) Quidmore: Maddy: Fuck you: 3 (4df+4=+, -, -, 0)
(2:23:06 AM) PaulS_laptop: «And watch where you're fucking aiming!»
(2:23:13 AM) Vance: «Christ almighty!»
(2:23:22 AM) Maddy: "That's a fucking 939, they /don't/ play nice."
(2:23:28 AM) Maddy: "At all."
(2:23:29 AM) PaulS_laptop: John's still standing there, rounds impacting all around him.
(2:23:38 AM) Jillian: "Vance!" Jillian ups her M-16 and fires
(2:23:42 AM) Tom90deg: "Then why is it just siting there? THAT is not normal!"
(2:23:55 AM) Jillian: 4df+2 damn
(2:23:56 AM) Quidmore: Jillian: damn: 3 (4df+2=-, +, +, 0)
(2:24:02 AM) Vance: «I'm okay, I'm okay! Just….fuck! Watch your fire!»
(2:24:07 AM) Maddy: "T-there;s not a normal for the r-reds."
(2:24:09 AM) Sabitsuki: 4df+4 vs Alice
(2:24:10 AM) Quidmore: Sabitsuki: vs Alice: 5 (4df+4=+, +, 0, -)
(2:24:11 AM) Ragazzo: "…" Lance sighs. He goes to grab as many first aid kits as possible.
(2:24:16 AM) Sabitsuki: 4df+4 Jill
(2:24:17 AM) Quidmore: Sabitsuki: Jill: 4 (4df+4=-, -, +, +)
(2:24:32 AM) Vance: "Hey. Hey!" Vance stands back up. "…Can you hear me?"
(2:24:41 AM) Tom90deg: Simon heads back inside the Stryker, scooping up river and getting cover.
(2:24:53 AM) Sabitsuki: It takes the bullets, to no real ill effect. It looks at Vance…pats him on the head, and then turns and sprints away, on all fours.
(2:25:16 AM) Vance: «…Did I just get patted on the head….by a lumbering fleshbeast.»
(2:25:31 AM) Sabitsuki: It mussed his hair a bit.
(2:25:33 AM) Maddy: "What the fuck is going on?"
(2:25:39 AM) Ragazzo: "…well."
(2:25:42 AM) PaulS_laptop: «I have NO fucking clue»
(2:25:43 AM) Vance: «No idea.»
(2:25:52 AM) Jillian: "…."
(2:26:10 AM) Vance: «I think all you did is annoy it. But it seems to like me.»
(2:26:31 AM) Tom90deg: Simon comes back out, very curious. "Ok, what just happened? Didn't that thing tear up out old base before?
(2:26:32 AM) Tom90deg: "
(2:26:49 AM) Maddy: "Yes."
(2:26:56 AM) Vance: Vance is rattled.
(2:27:08 AM) Maddy: "C-choked the shit out o-of me and d-damn near k-killed John."
(2:27:14 AM) Jillian: "You okay Vance?"
(2:27:21 AM) Tom90deg: "I think the rules here have changed a bit…."
(2:27:28 AM) Maddy: "Aparently."
(2:27:39 AM) Maddy: "Jesus…"
(2:27:48 AM) Tom90deg: "I think it was trying to comminicate."
(2:27:49 AM) PaulS_laptop: "Anyone up for a hunt?"
(2:27:52 AM) Vance: "Green, Jill."
(2:28:00 AM) Vance: "Status green."
(2:28:17 AM) Jillian: Jillian fishes for her cigarettes "Anyone else?" she hands one to Vance
(2:28:44 AM) Vance: "Please." Vance takes it and lights up.
(2:30:21 AM) PaulS_laptop: John walks back to the LAV and climbs into the turret "Anyone up for a hunt?"
(2:30:48 AM) Tom90deg: "No John…I think that thing was diffrent. I mean, it patted Vance on the head for crying out loud."
(2:31:31 AM) Vance: "It…tousled my hair, too. That thing's not a monster."
(2:31:33 AM) Dodridge: "Negative… there's no telling if or *where* those things are in the city… so we stay here. Secure the ground floor, and keep thermals up when it's dark."
(2:32:18 AM) Maddy: "I'm w-with Jason on th-this one. J-john, you d-don't remember those things, b-but they're n-not nice, and they've almost k-killed you. Twice."
(2:32:31 AM) Maddy: "You, John, you."
(2:33:11 AM) PaulS_laptop: "Why do you think I want it dead?"
(2:33:26 AM) PaulS_laptop: "Fuck those things. Why did we keep them around again?"
(2:33:29 AM) Ragazzo left the room (quit: Quit: http://www.mibbit.com ajax IRC Client).
(2:34:09 AM) Tom90deg: "Why did we keep half of the things in the vaults John?"
(2:34:36 AM) PaulS_laptop: "How should I know."
(2:34:53 AM) Maddy: "C-cause w-we were s-stupid."
(2:35:11 AM) Vance: "John."
(2:35:20 AM) Vance: "If you'll note, this one did not try to kill me."
(2:35:53 AM) PaulS_laptop: "Which means we had a chance to kill it"
(2:36:03 AM) Tom90deg: "That is important to note. It did not try to kill anyone, and it had a rather submissive posture."
(2:36:29 AM) Vance: "It was submissive, didn't react to being fired upon, and petted me on the damn head. It wants something from us."
(2:36:35 AM) Maddy: "…I s-still wouldn't t-trust it a-as far as I c-could throw it."
(2:37:10 AM) Tom90deg: "Oh, of course."
(2:37:18 AM) Vance: "That doesn't mean we should try to kill the shit out of it. If it comes back, we see if it remains peaceful."
(2:37:30 AM) Tom90deg: "And if it dosn't, Then we kill the shit out of it."
(2:37:32 AM) PaulS_laptop: "And then kill the shit out of it"
(2:37:43 AM) Sabitsuki: Perception again lol
(2:37:50 AM) Tom90deg: "No, if it dosn't. If it gets violent, go nuts John."
(2:37:56 AM) Tom90deg: 4df+2
(2:37:56 AM) Quidmore: Tom90deg: 4 (4df+2=0, +, 0, +)
(2:37:58 AM) PaulS_laptop: 4df
(2:37:59 AM) Quidmore: PaulS_laptop: 1 (4df=0, +, 0, 0)
(2:38:00 AM) Maddy: 4df+2
(2:38:01 AM) Quidmore: Maddy: 2 (4df+2=+, 0, -, 0)
(2:38:18 AM) Jillian: 4df
(2:38:18 AM) Quidmore: Jillian: -1 (4df=0, +, -, -)
(2:38:35 AM) Vance: 4df+3 SIGHT
(2:38:36 AM) Quidmore: Vance: SIGHT: 4 (4df+3=0, +, 0, 0)
(2:39:14 AM) Vance: "No, John. If it's peaceful, we stay peaceful.
(2:39:15 AM) Vance: "
(2:39:45 AM) Tom90deg: "That's not a order, it's a request. What if we kill it and then we get swarmed by a huge army of the buggers?"
(2:40:12 AM) PaulS_laptop: "Then we kill them too"
(2:40:17 AM) PaulS_laptop: "Like last time"
(2:40:29 AM) Sabitsuki: It's standing there again. Much further out this time, though.
(2:40:40 AM) Maddy: Alice stares. "FUCK OFF!"
(2:40:42 AM) Tom90deg: "Again, we will run out of bullets."
(2:40:53 AM) Tom90deg: "Oi! What do yuo want?"
(2:41:02 AM) Vance: "Okay. Everybody stay back, but feel free to put your guns on him."
(2:41:10 AM) PaulS_laptop: "I got plent-FUCKER"
(2:41:23 AM) Maddy: "D-don't shoot."
(2:41:26 AM) Vance: Vance walks away from the group, SCAR dangling freely from its sling. He strides towards the lumbering beast.
(2:41:37 AM) Tom90deg: "Damn it John, do not shoot!"
(2:41:42 AM) Maddy: "When it e-eats Vance. T-then shoot."
(2:41:48 AM) Maddy: "G-got it?
(2:41:53 AM) Jillian: Jillian watches Vance "I'll fucking kill you!"
(2:42:22 AM) Vance: «Save it for when I come back, Jill.» His voice is amused as he draws to the same 30-foot distance.
(2:42:42 AM) Sabitsuki: Doesn't move. Doesn't breath.
(2:43:04 AM) PaulS_laptop: John's in Eve's turret, waiting to plaster the 939 all over everything as soon as it eats Vance
(2:43:05 AM) Sabitsuki: *breathe
(2:43:19 AM) Vance: Vance adopts the same posture. Then sets his right foot in front of his left, taking a step.
(2:43:47 AM) Jillian: Jillian chews her lip, mumbling under her breath
(2:44:21 AM) Sabitsuki: It crouches slightly, ditching the 7 foot tall posture.
(2:45:36 AM) Vance: Vance stops his forward motion, his feet drawing even again. "Easy."
(2:46:27 AM) Sabitsuki: It's easy. Doesn't move or breathe. Just stares at Vance.
(2:46:52 AM) Vance: Vance takes another step, and a second, before stopping again to gauge its reaction.
(2:47:25 AM) Jillian: "Stop temping it" Jillian doesn't blink
(2:47:44 AM) Sabitsuki: Nothing happens.
(2:48:13 AM) Vance: «Easy, Jill. If it was going to kill me, it would have.» He keeps his voice calm and steady, before taking several more steps forward. 15 feet.
(2:48:45 AM) PaulS_laptop: John's just waiting for a shot. "I've always wondered how these guys taste"
(2:49:20 AM) Maddy: "P-probably like tire."
(2:49:32 AM) Sabitsuki: It extends a hand towards Vance, palm up.
(2:49:34 AM) PaulS_laptop: "Let's find out"
(2:49:54 AM) Tom90deg: "John, fire that gun and YOU will be responsibe for the death of Vance."
(2:49:56 AM) Jillian: Jillian starts to chew her nail to a nub
(2:50:01 AM) Vance: Vance mimics the gesture, right hand out,, palm up. He stays still.
(2:50:13 AM) Maddy: "Do not fire."
(2:50:18 AM) Jillian: "I might not be able to kill you John, but I'll hide all the damn coffee"
(2:50:24 AM) Sabitsuki: The 939 does the same. It seems to be waiting for Vance to do something.
(2:51:39 AM) Vance: Vance isn't sure what
wait. Handshake? What? He steps foward, hand still extended. The tips of their extended fingers almost brush.
(2:52:45 AM) Sabitsuki: Nothing happens. It does a synonym for 'doesn't move'.
(2:53:21 AM) Vance: «Alice? You speak animal.» Slow, calm. «What does it want from me? To prove I'm not a threat?»
(2:53:43 AM) Maddy: «I don't know. That t-thing is not l-life as w-we know it.>
(2:53:58 AM) Tom90deg: "Midnight? Any Advice?"
(2:56:26 AM) Sabitsuki: The 939 clicks its teeth.
(2:56:38 AM) Vance: Vance drops his right hand and thumbs the magazine release on his SCAR. The mag clatters to the asphalt. He kneels, retrieves the magazine, then places it in the 939's outstretched palm.
(2:57:10 AM) Jillian: Jillian eyes get big "I'll fucking kill him myself"
(2:57:26 AM) Dodridge: Jason's rifle remains sighted on the thing's leg; as he was there the entire time. Totally.
(2:57:33 AM) PaulS_laptop: "Do these things have some sort of mind control or something?"
(2:57:40 AM) PaulS_laptop: "I don't remember"
(2:57:46 AM) Vance: «I think it wanted me to prove I wasn't a threat. My gun is a threat.»
(2:58:04 AM) Jillian: "This is a threat, I'm going to stab you"
(2:58:14 AM) Maddy: "No, they don't. M-most the Alpha's do is m-mimic v-voices."
(2:58:15 AM) Sabitsuki: The 939 takes the magazine, holds it up to its face, looks at it for a bright second, and then hands it back to Vance.
(2:59:02 AM) Dodridge: "Jesus… SHIT, I *fucking* forgot! GODDAMNIT, GET THE FUCK BACK FROM THAT THING!"
(2:59:48 AM) Jillian: Jillian jumps at Jason's yelling "Vance…Jason says to run…it's usually a good idea"
(2:59:51 AM) PaulS_laptop: "Can I kill it yet?"
(3:00:08 AM) Jillian: "If you shoot Vance I swear to christ John"
(3:00:12 AM) ***Vance accepts the magazine, and pockets it. He looks at the creature—then freezes as Jason's voice comes back. «Say again, Jason. You are ordering me to fall back?»
(3:00:32 AM) Vance: Vance steps back, slowly.
(3:00:34 AM) Maddy: «Those things b-breath an amnesiac.»
(3:00:36 AM) Vance: One foot, behind the other.
(3:00:51 AM) Sabitsuki: It…whines.
(3:01:07 AM) Vance: «This thing doesn't look like it's breathing. Deliberately so.»
(3:01:14 AM) Vance: "Hey. Hey, can you talk?"
(3:01:23 AM) Tom90deg: "It's holding it's breath?"
(3:01:31 AM) Vance: «Correct, Simon.»
(3:01:31 AM) Dodridge: "If it breathes, you're not gonna remember *shit* and you're gonna bring down a fuckin' world of Betas on us. I will open fire on *both* of you."
(3:01:47 AM) Tom90deg: "Vance, step back. Maybe it's tryig to not breath when it's so close to you."
(3:01:54 AM) Maddy: "D-did we f-find the one b-broken red?"
(3:02:06 AM) Sabitsuki: It shakes its head.
(3:02:09 AM) Jillian: "Vance, I swear…" Jillan's voice cracks slightly
(3:02:20 AM) Vance: «Betas? I didn't read the file.» He fishes out a notepad and pencil, then tosses it at the creature's feet. "Can….you write?" He's still backing away.
(3:03:08 AM) Sabitsuki: It hesitates, starting almost eagerly for the pen and paper, and then stops, looking pointedly at the guns on Eve.
(3:04:01 AM) Tom90deg: "Everyone back up and relax…"
(3:04:05 AM) Vance: Vance catches the glance. «Stand down. It wants to communicate, but the guns are threatening it. Before you say anything, yes, I know. Still.» He has resumed the original 30ft distance.
(3:04:26 AM) Maddy: "J-Jason?"
(3:05:06 AM) Jillian: Jillian takes a shaky breath and chews her lip…a small drop of blood showing
(3:05:26 AM) PaulS_laptop: John can't be seen, by virtue of being the guy in the turret
(3:06:08 AM) Dodridge: Jason pulls his helmet on. <Goddamnit. Stand by!>
(3:06:19 AM) Vance: «Copy. Standing by.»
(3:06:27 AM) Dodridge: He slings his rifle, advancing forward.
(3:06:33 AM) Vance: He looks back at the beast.
(3:06:43 AM) Sabitsuki: It doesn't move and doesn't breathe as Jason moves forward
(3:07:02 AM) Maddy: Alice swallows, trying to remind herself that one of these things isn't going to take JAson out.
(3:07:12 AM) Jillian: Jillian glances at Alice "I'm sorry…"
(3:07:37 AM) Maddy: "H-he'll be fine. If I c-can take one one of these s-solo, so can he."
(3:08:50 AM) Jillian: Jillian nods, still not sure about Vance
(3:08:57 AM) Tom90deg: "Don't get too close. It seems like it's trying to not breathe, maybe it dosn't want to give all of us that amnesiac."
(3:09:22 AM) Vance: «Which is another expression that it's peaceful, yes?>?
(3:09:24 AM) Vance: >
(3:09:27 AM) Dodridge: Jason closes the distance. He stares at the 939. "Vance, back up and get a mask on.>
(3:10:07 AM) Vance: «Yes, sir.» Vance dutifully falls back and accepts a mask before stepping back to his 30ft mark.
(3:10:36 AM) Tom90deg: "Don't have to convince me Vance, but still…That thing does have a history."
(3:11:04 AM) Dodridge: Looking at it still, he draws his handgun and clicks the selector to automatic. <Convince me.>
(3:11:12 AM) Dodridge is now known as E4D
(3:11:49 AM) Sabitsuki: It slowly reaches for the pencil and paper, looking right at Jason the entire time.
(3:11:49 AM) Vance: "Jason, it's not going to write on that pad I tossed it until the guns go away. At least temporarily."
(3:11:49 AM) Tom90deg: "We'll talk later…I don't suppose a note from it would convince you…"
(3:12:44 AM) E4D: "Shut up, Vance. I ain't bankin' lives on a fuckin' warm and fuzzy."
(3:12:53 AM) E4D: "You're a cop. You know better than that shit."
(3:12:59 AM) E4D: *<>
(3:13:01 AM) Light-off is now known as Light
(3:13:22 AM) Tom90deg: "Just let it write…"
(3:13:41 AM) Jillian: Jillian looks at Simon "You better be right"
(3:13:50 AM) Vance: "Jason, listen. If you say it breathes an amnesiac, I was five feet from it and it deliberately wasn't breathing. It was in a position to kill me before and didn't. It didn't even react to getting shot at."
(3:14:00 AM) E4D: Light!
(3:14:02 AM) Tom90deg: "You and me both hope so…"
(3:14:08 AM) E4D: <REDACT>
(3:14:22 AM) Sabitsuki: It grabs the pencil and paper, withdraws slightly, and tries to write. It manages to get about a half of a minute of writing time out of the pencil before it accidently snaps it in half.
(3:15:00 AM) Flames: Midnight comes out of the hospital, curious.
(3:15:04 AM) Vance: Vance winces. He has another. He withdraws it from his pocket and tosses it.
(3:16:23 AM) Sabitsuki: 1d2
(3:16:23 AM) Quidmore: Sabitsuki: 1 (1d2=1)
(3:16:42 AM) Sabitsuki: It catches the pencil…and then immediately crushes it again by accident.
(3:16:51 AM) Sabitsuki: It whines and puts the pad on the ground.
(3:17:04 AM) Tom90deg: "Vance…you're up."
(3:17:11 AM) Sabitsuki: And…lightly kicks it over to Jason.
(3:18:24 AM) Flames: "So what's going on?" Midnight asks.
(3:18:37 AM) Jillian: "Vance is a fucking idiot"
(3:18:49 AM) Maddy: Alice looks down. "W-we found an old a-adversary, b-but this one's different."
(3:18:58 AM) E4D: Jason cocks his head. "Very well." he holsters the handgun, and reaches down to pick up the pad.
(3:19:01 AM) Flames: "How so?"
(3:19:05 AM) Tom90deg: "It's trying to talk to us."
(3:19:09 AM) PaulS_laptop: "They won't let me kill it" Midnight hears from the turret
(3:19:54 AM) Maddy: She points. "T-the Found called them 939. N-not at all intelligent. B-basically murder machines." she chuckles at John. "T-this one…is t-trying to comunicate."
(3:20:02 AM) Sabitsuki: The pad says HELLO. The 939's penmenship is terrible, though, so it's a bit hard to tell.
(3:20:16 AM) Maddy: "J-john, come m-meet Midnight."
(3:20:26 AM) PaulS_laptop: "Who?"
(3:20:28 AM) Maddy: "Y-you two h-have people in common."
(3:20:42 AM) Tom90deg: "Midnight. Talking cat witch."
(3:20:45 AM) Jillian: "I /swear/ on whatever you find holy John"
(3:21:15 AM) PaulS_laptop: "In a sec. Let me kill this thing first"
(3:21:15 AM) Tom90deg: "JAson? What'd it say?"
(3:21:25 AM) E4D: He tosses the pad in Vance's direction. <Can you talk? We're masked.>
(3:21:40 AM) E4D: Jason looks back. "'Hello.'"
(3:21:49 AM) Vance: Vance catches the pad. "Huh."
(3:21:53 AM) Vance: He turns back to the beast.
(3:21:57 AM) Sabitsuki: It looks at Jason and shakes its head, and then mimes eating something.
(3:22:23 AM) Tom90deg: "Hm…Do we have any raw meat?"
(3:22:33 AM) Flames: Midnight walks over toward the… odd thing curiously. She keeps her distance, though, because this thing is not natural. "Let me try something." The little cat concentrates and starts to purr.
(3:22:39 AM) Vance: "We got anything on the menu for fleshbeasts?"
(3:22:59 AM) Flames: 4df+4 Mind over Chatter.
(3:23:00 AM) Quidmore: Flames: Mind over Chatter.: 4 (4df+4=0, +, 0, -)
(3:23:26 AM) Sabitsuki: 4df+2 Hi
(3:23:27 AM) Quidmore: Sabitsuki: Hi: 3 (4df+2=0, +, +, -)
(3:23:58 AM) Flames: ~Hello, there. Can you understand me?~ Midnight sends to the critter telepathically. ~Think in English to reply, I should hear it.~
(3:25:37 AM) Sabitsuki: ~HELLO~
(3:26:40 AM) Flames: ~Hello, I am known as Midnight. How do you wish to be known?~
(3:26:52 AM) Sabitsuki: ~NOVIKOV~
(3:27:09 AM) Sabitsuki: ~OMEGA TWENTY THREE~
(3:27:48 AM) Flames: "It says it wishes to be known as Novikov. And apparently knows your old task force designation, Omega Twenty-Three." Midnight states.
(3:27:58 AM) Sabitsuki: It waves.
(3:28:11 AM) Tom90deg: "Huh."
(3:28:18 AM) Vance: Vance….is confused. He waves back. "Hello….Novikov."
(3:28:18 AM) Maddy: "hmmm."
(3:28:23 AM) Maddy: Alice…wves back.
(3:28:37 AM) Tom90deg: Simon gives him the vulcan salute.
(3:28:48 AM) Sabitsuki: It puts its claw on the ground and waits for Midnight to approach it.
(3:29:02 AM) Flames: Midnight walks forward, and sniffs.
(3:29:19 AM) PaulS_laptop: John sees a cat through the gunsight
(3:29:35 AM) Sabitsuki: It carefully, gently, shepards Midnight into the hand, and then picks her up, putting her on its shoulder.
(3:30:47 AM) Tom90deg: "Ah geeze…"
(3:30:49 AM) Flames: "I don't know why humans and other people want me to ride them, but I'm not going to complain. Thank you, Novikov. I can hear your thoughts, and give them voice if you'd like."
(3:31:02 AM) Vance: "…Huh."
(3:31:22 AM) Maddy: "John, g-get out f the turret. This ones…friendly."
(3:31:31 AM) PaulS_laptop: "You sure?"
(3:31:37 AM) Tom90deg: "Yes."
(3:31:56 AM) Tom90deg: "Or as sure as we're going to get."
(3:32:28 AM) PaulS_laptop: "Y'alls funeral"
(3:32:30 AM) Jillian: Jillian lights a cigarette "I'm still going to stab you Vance"
(3:32:36 AM) PaulS_laptop: He climbs up and out"
(3:32:58 AM) Vance: «I'd rather you didn't, Jill.»
(3:32:59 AM) Vance: He
(3:33:05 AM) Vance: He's still out with Jason and the beast.
(3:33:06 AM) Flames: "I suppose you're hungry. What do you eat, Novikov?"
(3:34:44 AM) Flames: "Interesting." Midnight considers, "Would you eat anything else aside from that? I understand the need for diet."
(3:35:19 AM) Vance: "What's he saying?"
(3:36:00 AM) Flames: "We're discussing dietary needs. Alice, could you get some of the meat we've salvaged? Novikov wants to see if that will sate his need."
(3:36:15 AM) Jillian: "I don't care" Jillian takes a drag
(3:37:40 AM) Flames: "As for his story, he used to be a Foundation researcher, and did an experiment with whatever 939 and 184 are. I suppose that he did some sort of transformation, or maybe something else?"
(3:37:41 AM) Tom90deg left the room (quit: Connection reset by peer).
(3:38:05 AM) E4D: <You on the run, too?>
(3:38:10 AM) Maddy: "Uhhh, sure…" she goes and gets one of the older looking pieces of meat. "H-here."
(3:38:23 AM) Maddy: Lets say its pork, cause why not.
(3:38:44 AM) Sabitsuki: He takes it from her, gently.
(3:38:53 AM) Sabitsuki: And swallows the whole thing.
(3:39:07 AM) Flames: "Let me hop down so you can eat without worrying about… oh, that works. How was it?"
(3:39:42 AM) Maddy: "184 is like a soul swapping thing. This…I'd heard someone t-talking about trying this b-but I never thought t-they would."
(3:39:55 AM) Sabitsuki: The 939 pauses, opens its mouth, and then makes a little oink noise.
(3:40:30 AM) Flames: "He says that he's on the run, and he thought the meat wasn't bad." Midnight considers, "I know where there's a steakhouse, Novikov. We can probably sate your hunger there for a bit."
(3:40:58 AM) Flames: "Pork, huh? Looked like it."
(3:42:33 AM) Jillian: "Simon, where's your old holster?"
(3:44:43 AM) Flames: "How good are your senses, Novikov? You might be good at hunting game with me."
(3:46:05 AM) Flames: "Including me?"
(3:47:43 AM) Jillian: Jillian starts digging through her bag "Found a knife Vance"
(3:47:46 AM) Flames: "Now that's impressive. We'll have to see if kangaroo, goanna, and rabbit work for you, too. Oh? Well, hmmm…. you probably don't use scent but some sort of psychic analog that you interpret as scent."
(3:48:04 AM) Vance: «Keep it away from me, Jill….»
(3:48:19 AM) Maddy: "Tell him not to eat our pets."
(3:48:24 AM) Maddy: "We have 4."
(3:48:31 AM) Jillian: "The plan is the opposite" Jillian smiles evilly
(3:48:44 AM) Sabitsuki: Novikov sets Midnight down on the ground, carefully.
(3:48:54 AM) Vance: «Hell no. You are not stabbing me. That is not a thing that will happen.»
(3:49:00 AM) Flames: "Trust me that I don't smell like a person." Midnight's tail curls. "Novikov says he'll follow, and apparently knows about Lauren Bacall. Whistle if you need him."
(3:49:30 AM) Vance: "Can he keep his amnesiac in check? Jason says he breathes the shit."
(3:49:31 AM) Flames: "Novikov, you can smell me, but can you smell the other cat, or the rabbits?"
(3:49:41 AM) Sabitsuki: Novikov clicks his teeth and runs off on all fours.
(3:49:42 AM) Maddy: "Lauren who now?"
(3:51:18 AM) Flames: "'You know how to whistle, don't you? You jsut put your lips together and blow.' Lauren Bacall said that in an old movie to Humphrey Bogart."
(3:51:33 AM) Maddy: "Ooooh. Yeah I-I'm dumb"
(3:52:17 AM) Vance: "Didn't Jiminy Cricket say that to Pinocchio, too?"
(3:52:30 AM) Jillian: "Just wait"
(3:52:47 AM) Maddy: Alice shrugs. "W-well…this should be interesting."
(3:53:11 AM) Flames: "Right. He's probably in need of a psychologist. He'll keep to a safe distance, and stated that he's ugly. No doubt he knows about the properties of his breath. I don't know if it would affect me, though… my memories work a bit differently than yours."
(3:54:03 AM) Maddy: She nods. "I-if you talk to him again, l-let him know we're probably m-moving on in a few days."
(3:54:35 AM) Jillian: "You headed back Vance?" Jillian takes a drag
(3:55:13 AM) Vance: «S'long as you're not going to stab me.» He starts back.
(3:55:33 AM) Jillian: "I never said that"
(3:55:46 AM) Flames: "He'll be around. Let me tell him where the steakhouse is, and the other agents." Midnight concentrates, and sends her thoughts to the researcher about the frightened agents, and the location of the steakhouse.