It Begins

(11:03:15 PM) E4D: Jason dresses, then heads up top to the prisoner in Oxide. <Time to leave.>
(11:05:07 PM) Maddy: Alice showers up, changing straight into El-ahrairah when she's dried, and gets into the spotter seat and waits.
(11:05:18 PM) Nusquam: The prisoner remains strapped to the bed, regarding him impassively.
(11:05:49 PM) Dawny: Jillian sits in the driver's seat of Eve
(11:06:01 PM) Maddy: <R-ready to go, Jill?>
(11:06:28 PM) Dawny: <Everyone strapped in?>
(11:06:44 PM) Dr_Kens: "Copy copy."
(11:06:53 PM) Maddy: <Y-yeah, just w-waiting for Jason and Flight.>
(11:06:57 PM) E4D: It should be noted Jason is unarmed. He unbuckles her hands, then stands back.
(11:07:04 PM) E4D: <Go ahead, toots.>
(11:07:13 PM) Dexanote: "Imma ready." Shank calls from on top of Florence.
(11:07:17 PM) Maddy: <Em's t-taken care of. M-midnight's with her.>
(11:07:37 PM) Nusquam: She sits up, rubbing her wrists, staring at him for a moment before reaching to undo her foot restraints.
(11:08:24 PM) Tox: Vance slides forward into the drivers seat of Forence.
(11:09:05 PM) Tox: «Florence is ready to roll.» "Everybody strapped in back there alright?"
(11:09:18 PM) Nusquam: She climbs out of the bed and stretches, and resumes staring at him impassively. "Go ahead what?"
(11:09:20 PM) MisterFlames: "I'm good."
(11:09:32 PM) Dr_Kens: "Strapped tight."
(11:09:59 PM) Tox: "Alright. Buttoning up." Vance does the thing, and Florence's rear hatch seals.
(11:10:45 PM) E4D: <Out.>
(11:11:08 PM) E4D: <Bottom floor. Down the hall, stairs are on your left.>
(11:11:17 PM) Nusquam: "My gear?"
(11:11:29 PM) E4D: <You'll get it.>
(11:11:40 PM) E4D: <I'm not arming you in our presence.>
(11:12:56 PM) Nusquam: She sighs. "Yeah, yeah, whatever." She walks past him and out the door, following his directions.
(11:13:47 PM) Laito: Alex is waiting below for her.
(11:15:23 PM) Nusquam: She nods as she approaches halting a few meters away.
(11:16:54 PM) Sabitsuki [moc.rr.ser.submuloc.20734F86-CRInys|tibbiM#moc.rr.ser.submuloc.20734F86-CRInys|tibbiM] entered the room.
(11:18:05 PM) E4D: «All right, Toots, mount up. Let's go find your boy. You can head out first, tell him not to cap our asses, and then our docs can patch him up, I'll give you the directions to your equipment, and we'll leave. You should be safe enough in the hospital. Power, water, food.>
(11:18:11 PM) E4D: <About all you can ask for.>
(11:19:00 PM) Light: Birdman is still chilling on the back of Florence.
(11:19:23 PM) Maddy: Alice is drumming her fingers on her legs.
(11:19:30 PM) Nusquam: "Temporary. You know that. That's why you're moving on. I at least need my radio to have a chance at contacting someone for assistance."
(11:20:34 PM) E4D: <Any decent receiver will bick up signal. They know where you are. *But*. You get your radio.>
(11:20:40 PM) E4D: <It's in your gear as well.>
(11:21:04 PM) *Laito nods approvingly at Jason.
(11:22:33 PM) Dexanote: Shank is with Birdman.
(11:23:09 PM) E4D: <So, you want to lead us to your boy?>
(11:23:31 PM) Nusquam: She nods, "I'm not sure where he is. It's not likely he would have stayed put."
(11:23:39 PM) E4D: <If not, I'll just give you the directions to your gear from here.>
(11:25:02 PM) Nusquam: "Do so, I'll contact you once I've located it and determined his location. If it makes you feel better, you can accompany me and be sure all I've got is the radio."
(11:28:08 PM) Laito: Alex grins. "Aw, look at everyone being mature."
(11:33:00 PM) E4D: <No. Why do you have such a hard-on for that radio?>
(11:34:04 PM) Laito: "End of the world, perhaps, Jay."
(11:34:14 PM) E4D: Jason passes her his PRC-148's remote mic. <Here. Just tell me which channel, and you can call him.>
(11:37:29 PM) Nusquam: She takes it. "235.39."
(11:39:56 PM) E4D: Jason keys it. "Go ahead."
(11:41:09 PM) Nusquam: «Lucky, this is Flight, what's your current location, over.»
(11:43:01 PM) Nusquam: «Lucky, this is flight, do you copy?»
(11:45:18 PM) Nusquam: Her expression gradually meanders through several emotions, beginning with confusion, passing through the horror of realization, and settling on a mixture of sadness, anger, and disgust.
(11:45:48 PM) Laito: "…Miss Flight?"
(11:45:54 PM) Nusquam: She numbly passes the remote mic back to Jason.
(11:46:33 PM) Laito: "Should we still have a look?"
(11:46:57 PM) PaulS_laptop [~ten.dshqrabme.pchd.6990F71B-CRInys|luap#ten.dshqrabme.pchd.6990F71B-CRInys|luap] entered the room.
(11:47:08 PM) Nusquam: "That won't be necessary," she seethes.
(11:47:25 PM) *
Laito furrows a brow in thought.
(11:48:02 PM) E4D: Jason removes a piece of paper from his drop pouch, and a small Garmin device. <This will take you to where you need to go.>
(11:48:40 PM) E4D: <There's a paper in the top of the pouch with directions to another location. That's the batteries for the radio.>
(11:49:56 PM) Heiden is now known as Carr
(11:50:04 PM) Sabitsuki is now known as TauV
(11:50:09 PM) You are now known as Vance
(11:50:57 PM) Nusquam: She takes it and glares. "What did you expect to gain by keeping me here?" She doesn't sound so much angry as utterly defeated.
(11:55:24 PM) Dawny is now known as Jillian
(11:55:37 PM) Nusquam: "Information? You think I knew something? I'm fucking clearance level 1. All I've got is rumors. You wanna know what I know. Ok. There were reports from Egypt of things crawling up from beneath the Saharan sands. Global ocean level has fallen by about 100 feet; the Mediterranean is just gone. Someone on the International Space Station saw /something/
(11:56:11 PM) *Laito quirks a brow.
(11:56:25 PM) E4D: <I didn't say I'd keep you here. I offered you a spot with us.>
(11:56:34 PM) E4D: <You can still come along.>
(11:56:46 PM) E4D: <I told you, we're all little lost children now.>
(11:56:48 PM) Nusquam: enter the earth's atmosphere, and nobody knows what. Transit by sea isn't safe, and nobody knows why."
(11:57:31 PM) mode for #afteraction: +sntrS
(11:58:25 PM) Nusquam: "No, Mr. Dodridge, I'd really rather not."
(11:58:58 PM) Nusquam: She turns and exits the hospital, checking the coordinates on the piece of paper and the GPS periodically as she meanders down the street.
(11:59:02 PM) TauV is now known as Sabitsuki
(11:59:20 PM) mode (+ao Sabitsuki Sabitsuki) by ChanServ
(12:00:15 AM) Laito: Alex sighs follows the woman outside, then watches her wander off solemnly.
(12:00:22 AM) Laito: and follows.*
(12:00:56 AM) Dexanote: I'd like to say that Birdman's sleeping up against Shank, who is in scarecrow mode
(12:01:07 AM) Dexanote: Shank's been lit the entire time.
(12:01:45 AM) PaulS_laptop: John's playing a harmonica. badly.
(12:02:00 AM) PaulS_laptop: Sitting there and killing time before he goes to bed
(12:02:15 AM) E4D: Jason climbs into the LAV. «All right, let's get our asses out of here.»
(12:02:32 AM) Vance: «Copy that. Florence coming online.» Florence roars into life.
(12:02:37 AM) Maddy: «I'm y-your eyes, hun.»
(12:02:41 AM) Jillian: Jillian fires her up and smiles «You guys green?»
(12:02:49 AM) Vance: «Florence is green.»
(12:02:59 AM) Light: Birdman doesn't sleep, however, he just stops moving. But he squawks loudly when the engines start- but he doesn't sleep, right? So he totally saw that coming. Right.
(12:03:19 AM) MisterFlames: «Midnight here, Emily's sleeping.» Midnight apparently has a radio.
(12:03:24 AM) *
Laito gets into whatever vehicle Dmitri is in.
(12:03:27 AM) Jillian: Jillian smiles «Where to Sir?»
(12:03:31 AM) Dexanote: i forgot he doesn't sleep. Nevermind!
(12:04:01 AM) Maddy: Dmitri's in the Florence! There is a little sleeping 10 year old in there. Shhhhh
(12:04:14 AM) Dr_Kens: Kens sneezes in Florence.
(12:04:41 AM) Light: Birdman shakes his head and stiffens his grip on the vehicle.
(12:04:47 AM) E4D: «Jill, remember the gas station we were at? That sill on the tracker? If it is, take us there.»
(12:05:06 AM) *Laito looks the little girl over. How did they continue to acquire people?
(12:06:05 AM) Jillian: «Rog» Jillian drives down the road, headed to the gas station.
(12:07:48 AM) Jillian: Jillian pulls up to the pump
(12:09:40 AM) Maddy: She's about 10, if he looks at her wrist, there's a tattoo of the SCP symbol and the number 1879.
(12:10:30 AM) *
Laito tilts his head. There is a chance he's at least heard of her.
(12:10:30 AM) Nusquam left the room (quit: Quit: http://www.mibbit.com ajax IRC Client).
(12:10:59 AM) E4D: «All right, get the vehicle tanks filled. We're not stopping for a long time.»
(12:11:05 AM) MisterFlames: Midnight purrs softly as she rests on the child. Can't hurt to help, right?
(12:11:31 AM) E4D: «Last chance for a piss break. Anyone want anything from the convenience store?»
(12:11:45 AM) Vance: «Yeah, I'll grab some shit.»
(12:11:48 AM) Jillian: «More cigarettes»
(12:11:54 AM) PaulS_laptop: «I'm grabbing pork rinds»
(12:11:57 AM) Dr_Kens: «Gotta take a dump.»
(12:12:10 AM) Dr_Kens: Kens hops out and goes to the bathroom.
(12:12:13 AM) Vance: Vance pops out, setting up the fuel transfer. He heads into the convenience store and loots every single pack they have.
(12:12:17 AM) Maddy: «I'm good.»
(12:12:40 AM) Vance: "Alright, they have a lot. Wicked. Set for life."
(12:12:40 AM) Jillian: «COKES! COKES!»
(12:12:57 AM) E4D: <Jill, could you grab some energy drinks, a bunch of doritos, and as many cigs as you can haul off? Just fill up some bags.>
(12:13:01 AM) Dr_Kens: Kens finishes, comes back out, and loots for Monster.
(12:13:12 AM) Sabitsuki: kens, roll physical defense
(12:13:16 AM) PaulS_laptop: John hops out and grabs a lot of pork rinds. All the pork rinds. Yes.
(12:13:38 AM) Dr_Kens: 4df+2
(12:13:38 AM) Quidmore: Dr_Kens: 0 (4df+2=-, -, -, +)
(12:13:43 AM) Jillian: <Rog> Jillian loads all the cokes, and a shit ton of other things, except cool ranch doritos…because fuck those
(12:13:44 AM) Sabitsuki: k
(12:13:50 AM) Sabitsuki: go about your business
(12:14:04 AM) Maddy: Alice is still in the LAV.
(12:14:06 AM) *Laito looks around a bit, nodding at Kens.
(12:14:23 AM) Vance: "Dr. Pepper." He grabs them. Every single one. ALL of them.
(12:14:43 AM) Dr_Kens: He grabs a shopping bag and fills up all the Monster, Red Bull, and Mountain Dew. Also, seltzer. Lots of seltzer.
(12:14:46 AM) Dexanote: Shank's still on the LAV. He sits above the door, in an odd mockery of human posture.
(12:14:47 AM) PaulS_laptop: John returns, pork rinds in hand. bags and bags and bags of them. And all the pickled sausage thingies too
(12:14:57 AM) Vance: And….and…..um
(12:15:14 AM) Vance: THE SMARTFOOD POPCORN. SHIT. And the beef jerky. YES.
(12:15:39 AM) Vance: He is /happy/
(12:15:42 AM) Maddy: «Come on guys.»
(12:15:47 AM) Light: Birdman keeps watch, from the back of the vehicle.
(12:15:58 AM) Dr_Kens: Kens walks back to Florence, arms crammed with energy drinks.
(12:16:02 AM) Dexanote: "Come on then, hurry up.!" He calls out.
(12:16:05 AM) PaulS_laptop: «One last thing»
(12:16:15 AM) PaulS_laptop: John grabs some Charms. Fucking Charms.
(12:16:37 AM) Jillian: Jillian runs back in and gabs candy…all of it, then sits in the drivers seat
(12:16:42 AM) Vance: Kens takes his shit back to Florence, climbing in through the front hatch, depositing his stuff, then handling the fuel.
(12:16:52 AM) Vance: He slides himself back into the drivers' seat.
(12:16:54 AM) Dr_Kens: Yep
(12:17:11 AM) E4D: <*NO*!>
(12:17:14 AM) Jillian: «Who wants what passed to them?»
(12:17:19 AM) E4D: <FUCKIN *HELL* NO.>
(12:17:26 AM) Jillian: «What?»
(12:17:36 AM) E4D: <John, you drop those GODDAMN CHARMS right now.>
(12:17:48 AM) E4D: <Those things are *not* coming in my vehicles.>
(12:18:15 AM) Vance: "Alright, fuel's up, stores loaded."
(12:18:31 AM) *
Laito …grabs some baubles from the counter.
(12:18:35 AM) Maddy: «Can we just go?»
(12:18:41 AM) Tom90deg [~moc.retrahc.om.slts.pchd.486E13D7-CRInys|ged09moT#moc.retrahc.om.slts.pchd.486E13D7-CRInys|ged09moT] entered the room.
(12:19:00 AM) Dexanote: "Gimme tha wheel, i'll get us goin."
(12:19:00 AM) PaulS_laptop: John cracks up on radio
(12:19:27 AM) Vance: «Alright, I'm solid and Florence is solid. Ready to follow your lead, Eve.»
(12:20:11 AM) Jillian: Jillian cracks a coke and opens a peanut butter snickers «Everybody strapped?»
(12:20:29 AM) Vance: "How're we looking?"
(12:20:56 AM) Tom90deg: SImon is strapped in, and gives a nod. "Ready."
(12:22:11 AM) Vance: «Florence crew ready.» He turns on the engine. «Florence is green.»
(12:22:31 AM) *Laito settles in next to what is likely a sleeping Dmitri, and opens a book. He's got -so- many.
(12:22:53 AM) MisterFlames: Midnight regards Laito from Emily's cot.
(12:23:16 AM) Jillian: Jillian heads out «What direction Sir?»
(12:23:25 AM) Laito: "Would you like a book, Cat?" he asks without looking up.
(12:23:55 AM) *
Vance follows Eve
(12:24:38 AM) Nusquam [ten.tenreitnorf.ai.ddtf.10rd.25F5BCBC-CRInys|tibbiM#ten.tenreitnorf.ai.ddtf.10rd.25F5BCBC-CRInys|tibbiM] entered the room.
(12:25:00 AM) mode (+ao Nusquam Nusquam) by ChanServ
(12:25:27 AM) E4D: Jason pus on his best British accent. <Second star to the right, and carry on till morning.>
(12:25:30 AM) PaulS_laptop: "anyone got a CD or something?"
(12:25:46 AM) Tom90deg: "Nope, sorry."
(12:25:46 AM) Maddy: <Har har.>
(12:25:47 AM) Vance: «Jason, I will run you over,» he laughs.
(12:25:48 AM) Dexanote: "Ya suck Jason."
(12:26:02 AM) Dexanote: He shouts this over the roar of the engines
(12:26:36 AM) MisterFlames: "Got a netbook with my library, thanks." Midnight replies. "Watching Emily right now."
(12:26:55 AM) Jillian: Jillian hooks her ipod to the radio system and plays PTO
(12:29:10 AM) Laito: "Ah, but I bet you don't have, 'Undercover Wolf,' a story of a big city lawyer who travels to the countryside and meets a mysterious rancher with a secret who may, over the course of 60 chapters, show her how to love again." It appears Alex picked up a lot of horrible romance novels, which he may or may not read ironically.
(12:29:29 AM) Dexanote: nah, he enjoys them
(12:29:39 AM) Laito: He does a littler bit.
(12:30:16 AM) Jillian: «This good for everyone?» Jillian smiles to the music
(12:30:35 AM) Maddy: «I'm fine w-with whatever.»
(12:31:19 AM) Vance: «Solid.»
(12:31:28 AM) MisterFlames: "I don't, you're right. Last thing I was reading was Dianetics."
(12:31:37 AM) Jillian: «Jason, you're not going to bitch?»
(12:31:40 AM) Vance: "Dia—you read that crap?"
(12:32:03 AM) MisterFlames: "I do. Don't believe a word of it, but it was amusing."
(12:32:23 AM) Vance: "God. Read like the drug-fueled ramblings of a delusional man."
(12:32:24 AM) Laito: "Yeah, no, I read it too."
(12:32:31 AM) Dexanote: "what in blazes is this shit i'm hearin."
(12:32:37 AM) MisterFlames: "I wanted something light after studying Crowley."
(12:33:12 AM) Vance: "Who?"
(12:33:33 AM) E4D: «I ain't in a bitching, mood, Jill.»
(12:33:55 AM) Waxx is now known as Strelnikov
(12:34:06 AM) Jillian: Jillian smiles and hums along with the bars of Andrew Lloyd Weber
(12:34:17 AM) MisterFlames: "Aleister Crowley. His work on Thelema is fascinating."
(12:34:28 AM) Laito: "Interesting guy."
(12:34:34 AM) Vance: "Isn't he that Satanist dude?"
(12:35:11 AM) MisterFlames: "No, he was an occultist. You're probably thinking of Varley."
(12:35:22 AM) *Strelnikov 's eyes open and he yawns, stretching.
(12:35:23 AM) Vance: "Dunno who that is, either."
(12:35:49 AM) Strelnikov: "How long have I been out, Aleks?"
(12:36:46 AM) Laito: "Half hour, maybe."
(12:36:49 AM) Dr_Kens left the room (quit: Quit: sleep wid de fishies.).
(12:37:04 AM) MisterFlames: "It's all right. I'm a lorist, I study a wide range of things concerning magic."
(12:37:08 AM) Strelnikov: "Damn. Did I miss anything?"
(12:37:34 AM) Jillian is now known as Dawny
(12:37:34 AM) Laito: "Stopped at a gas station. Got you some more liquer and snack cakes."
(12:37:47 AM) MisterFlames: "Those 'zebra cakes'?"
(12:38:22 AM) Strelnikov: "Horse cakes?"
(12:38:30 AM) Laito: "Among others. Horse cakes are hard to find out here."
(12:38:43 AM) Strelnikov: "Yes they are. I am hungry."
(12:38:53 AM) *
Strelnikov rises a bit and bumps his head. "OW, SON OF THE BITCH."
(12:39:27 AM) MisterFlames: "Watch out, please. The little girl's sleeping."
(12:39:41 AM) Strelnikov: Dmitri rubs his head, "Oh, right. Of course."
(12:40:05 AM) Strelnikov: He sits back down in his seat. "What are we, a moving day care now?"
(12:41:07 AM) Laito: "She used be Contained, D."
(12:41:22 AM) Tom90deg: "And a rolling animal shelter."
(12:41:26 AM) Strelnikov: "How did I know that."
(12:41:36 AM) MisterFlames: "We're survivors, Colonel. Children will have survived, too, I hope."
(12:41:36 AM) Laito: "No worries."
(12:43:08 AM) Strelnikov: "What happened with the prisoner?"
(12:43:22 AM) Laito: "She left."
(12:43:40 AM) Strelnikov: "Did we send anyone with her?"
(12:44:06 AM) Laito: "She didn't want anything from us. Suddenly solemn. Read your book, Alex.
(12:44:11 AM) Laito: from us." *
(12:44:32 AM) Strelnikov: "We should have shot her, then."
(12:44:39 AM) E4D: Jason climbs up to the top, scooching up into the turret beside Alice.
(12:44:45 AM) Laito: Alex says nothing.
(12:45:07 AM) Maddy: She nods to him. <So it begins?>
(12:45:19 AM) Tom90deg: "No, we shoudn't have shot her. We need to reamain civilized."
(12:45:59 AM) Strelnikov: Dmitri snorts. "That is ridiculous."
(12:47:19 AM) Laito: "Dmitri."
(12:47:41 AM) MisterFlames: Midnight listens in silence.
(12:48:02 AM) Strelnikov: "You spoke to her as well, Aleks. What did you think of her?"
(12:48:34 AM) Laito: "She's trying to survive just like we are."
(12:48:54 AM) Strelnikov: "So that is why she tried to kill you?"
(12:49:44 AM) Laito: lex turns his head and blink at the man, his brow furrowed as if to say 'what are you, stupid?'. "What?"
(12:50:16 AM) Strelnikov: "Come on, Aleks. Do you really think she is going to walk away from this?"
(12:50:45 AM) Laito: "Better for her the chance to than ending her on the spot, Dmitri."
(12:51:24 AM) Strelnikov: Dmitri leans back in his seat. "You have less experience with such people than I, so I will forgive you this ignorance for the time being. But mark my words, this is not over."
(12:51:31 AM) E4D: <It begins.>