Shank's Warning

Aug 27 00:17:28 <Dexanote> "… Oi Jason, c'n I talk ta ya?"
Aug 27 00:18:18 <Dawny> "Sure" Kay takes out her pack and hands him one. "Walk with me to get my blood stained ripped pants?"
Aug 27 00:19:00 <E4D> "Huh?" Jason's eyes narrow. "Yeah… sure thing, Shank." He turns to Kay. "Just a minute."
Aug 27 00:19:35 <E4D> "Actually, better go without me. Your pants get torn and your knees get scratched anytime we walk off on our own…"
Aug 27 00:19:42 <Salmander> Redd pulls out a loose thread on his shoulder, audibly gasping.
Aug 27 00:20:03 <Maddy> "You do realize h-ho terrible that s-sounds?
Aug 27 00:20:13 <Dawny> Kay smiles and stands, heading back to her tent.
Aug 27 00:21:15 <E4D> "It was supposed to. Night the earthquake hit, we though something was blowing up and hit the deck on the road. I was in mah b-ball shorts and she had her jammies on."
Aug 27 00:22:21 <Maddy> "I know."
Aug 27 00:22:42 <Maddy> Alice smiles and giggles.
Aug 27 00:22:44 <Dexanote> Shank walks off, away from the fire.
Aug 27 00:23:12 <E4D> He walks off away from the fire, lighting the cigarette. He reaches up and keys his radio. «Hey, John, I need to chat later.» He keys the radio three times, rolling the pre-set to Alice's.
Aug 27 00:24:44 <E4D> He walks up behind Shank. "What's up, scarecrow?"
Aug 27 00:25:32 <Dexanote> "Jus' wanted ta make sure no 'ard feelings bout tha otha day."
Aug 27 00:26:08 <Dexanote> "… That coulda bin worded betta."
Aug 27 00:27:03 <Dexanote> He's speaking in a conversational tone, not quite apologetic. "Jus' wanted ta get back ta Earth. An' be honest, none of ya were gonna do what tha chicks wanted."
Aug 27 00:27:16 <E4D> "I fucking warned you. And still… you hacked and hacked and hacked at my wife with a goddamn jagged ass knife until she couldn't move."
Aug 27 00:27:37 <Dexanote> "Yeh, but what did tha devil ladies say? They wanted a show."
Aug 27 00:28:01 <Dexanote> "An, really, I gave em one. I tried ta go quick, but tha girls made it a bit difficult."
Aug 27 00:28:19 <E4D> "She felt EVERY GODDAMN BIT OF IT." He shouts, easily audible across the camp.
Aug 27 00:28:32 <E4D> "Do you know the NIGHTMARES she's had?"
Aug 27 00:29:54 <Salmander> Redd looks over his shoulder. "Jeez, look like this is gonna get hairy. I'm out. Mind droppin' me off in a vehicle somewhere on your way to bed?" Redd crumples into a heap of clothes, his hat lying on top.
Aug 27 00:30:03 <Dexanote> "Yeh, I don' sleep. Course I 'ear you people talkin."
Aug 27 00:30:33 <E4D> Jason takes a step closer, ash falling from the tip of the cigarette.
Aug 27 00:30:53 <E4D> "I oughta burn you to the *fucking* ground.
Aug 27 00:30:56 <Dawny> Kay pauses and decides not to take her pants out there. Yeah, she's wait by her tent. Fuck it, she's gonna put on her other jammies, and wait.
Aug 27 00:31:08 <Dawny> she's gonna*
Aug 27 00:31:13 <Dexanote> "But d'ya think tha devil ladies woulda jus' let me sit there an' let… who was gonna kill everyone else instead? Wazzit gonna be Kay, or Zoe? I don' think Alice's a fighter. An' i don' think ya want ta make 'er do anythin she doesn't wanna do, do ya?"
Aug 27 00:31:27 <Nioki> Alanoch sits near the campfire, watching it.
Aug 27 00:31:45 * Salmander has quit (Quit: Everybody poops.)
Aug 27 00:32:21 <Dexanote> "What woulda 'appened if I din' just go an' do me thing? Nobody 'ad a gun."
Aug 27 00:32:58 <Dexanote> "SOMEONE was gonna stab SOMEONE. An' either ALice was gonna stab Zoe an' Kay in tha neck, or she was gonna be killed 'erself. Which one sounds betta to ya?"
Aug 27 00:33:45 <Dexanote> "An' what good did that do?"
Aug 27 00:34:16 <Dexanote> "Tha devilgirls wanted a show. An' no offense, but gunshot wounds to tha 'ead in't very showy."
Aug 27 00:35:31 <Dexanote> "… Huh. That makes sense…" He tilts his head and pauses for a moment. "… Course issa bit different, you an' 'er bein husband and wife. Bit more meanin than shootin a catburglar or soldier."
Aug 27 00:35:51 * Bright just watches from his spot atop the Eve.
Aug 27 00:36:30 <PaulS_laptop> John's still sipping his coffee. He's not getting involved, although he does hope that Shank doesn't get himself blown up. He's useful.
Aug 27 00:37:53 <E4D> His voice drops, thinking back to one of the first operations he took part of in O-23. "She already went through that shit once. And you fuckin' did it again. And everyone there just fuckin' *watched*. I swear to fuck, you so much as look at her crosseyed again, and I'll burn you so completely that God hisself couldn't fuckin' put you back together."
Aug 27 00:38:19 <E4D> "I told you a dozen times. This is your final warning. Consider yourself on notice."
Aug 27 00:38:55 <Dexanote> "… Eh. I gotit outta me system anyway."
Aug 27 00:39:16 <Dexanote> "I'll rememba that, but i really don' care bout killin 'er again.
Aug 27 00:39:18 <Dexanote> "
Aug 27 00:40:18 <E4D> "…"
Aug 27 00:40:44 <Dexanote> "… What?"
Aug 27 00:42:43 <Dexanote> "… Prolly not tha best phrasing."
Aug 27 00:43:22 <E4D> He runs through what Shank just said again in his head, the words sounding so *wrong*, with her life devalued like that. "Is that all it was, you piece of shit? A fucking urge? Like a goddamn rapist? A fucking thrillkill? What was it? You wanted to see if you could get away with it?"
Aug 27 00:44:03 <Dexanote> "… Uh. Not really… How do I… Hm."
Aug 27 00:44:15 <Waxx> Misha senses by the tone of voice that something isn't quite right. He sets his coffee down and stands, watching the two of them.
Aug 27 00:44:40 <Dexanote> "… Okay, prolly gonna sound horrid, but I got a kinda explaination. Don' know if it'll make sense, seein as we're not tha same."
Aug 27 00:45:12 <E4D> "I tell you what, *Shank*. If we hadn't been there, and I hadn't been bound by those stupid cunts up in the viewer's box, I'd have broken your goddamn chain myself. That goddamn run rabbit run bullshit? What, were you tryin to scare her? Tryina put to fear in her?"
Aug 27 00:45:36 <Dexanote> "Tryin ta put on a /show/ for tha devil ladies."
Aug 27 00:46:09 <E4D> "*BULL*! *SHIT*!"
Aug 27 00:46:22 <Dawny> Kay slowly walks to Dmitri's tent. She stands at the door and calls quietly. "Um…Sir?"
Aug 27 00:46:31 <Waxx> Dmitri is out like a fucking light.
Aug 27 00:46:43 <Dexanote> "Doya REALLY think that they woulda let us off if we din't impress em?"
Aug 27 00:47:03 <Dexanote> "I don't. I know devils."
Aug 27 00:47:21 <Dawny> Kay takes a step in and taps his foot. "Sir?"
Aug 27 00:47:29 <Waxx> Nope. Nothing.
Aug 27 00:47:41 <PaulS_laptop> John's watching the goings on
Aug 27 00:47:46 <PaulS_laptop> pop goes the holster
Aug 27 00:48:15 <Dawny> Kay sighs taps his leg a bit harder. "Sir?!"
Aug 27 00:48:19 <E4D> Jason takes a step back, shaking his head, trying to clear his thoughts. He looks back up at Shank. "So what do you want? And what's this explanation of yours?"
Aug 27 00:48:25 <Waxx> Dmitri grunts and rolls over.
Aug 27 00:48:54 <Waxx> Misha undoes the flap of his holster and rests his good hand on the grip of his sidearm, watching intently.
Aug 27 00:49:00 <Dawny> "DMITRI! Wake the fuck up!" Kay shoves his back.
Aug 27 00:49:26 <Dexanote> "MMk. Gonna sound 'orrid. Butits not a thrill kill. Only cowards an' weak, sad blokes thrill kill."
Aug 27 00:49:46 <Waxx> Dmitri's eyes open and he looks up at Kay groggily.
Aug 27 00:49:48 <Dexanote> "Jus… ok. Like, imagine yor hiking an ya find this grove of apple trees. Beautiful, pristine fruit."
Aug 27 00:50:20 <Dawny> "Jason and Shank are fighting, it might get ugly"
Aug 27 00:51:04 <E4D> "…"
Aug 27 00:51:25 <Waxx> Some unintelligible muttering, and Dmitri rolls back over.
Aug 27 00:51:50 <Dawny> "Dmitri, if Corporal dies I will never forgive you!"
Aug 27 00:52:08 <Dexanote> "… Wait no, thaz not right. Hold on, lemme think."
Aug 27 00:52:15 <Waxx> Kay seems to have forgotten that she just recently gave him a dose of sleeping pills.
Aug 27 00:53:11 <E4D> "Beautiful fruit, now what?"
Aug 27 00:54:41 <Dawny> Kay heads to Florence, crushes a modafinil, mixes it with water, pulls about half of it into a needle, grabs an alcohol swab, and walks back. "Dmitri, if you don't get the *fuck* up, I'm using the god damn needle."
Aug 27 00:55:06 <Waxx> He's asleep agian.
Aug 27 00:55:09 * Bright slides to the ground, and begins humming softly to himself.
Aug 27 00:55:53 <Dexanote> "… S'just… like, how I see people."
Aug 27 00:56:06 <Dexanote> "I feel like I'm pickin apples for someone better'n meself."
Aug 27 00:56:10 <Dawny> Kay rips the alcohol swab open, cleans his arm, and injects the drug. She pulls back and counts to one hundred…he should be awake by then.
Aug 27 00:56:20 <Dexanote> "… fuck thaz stupid soundin."
Aug 27 00:56:33 <Dexanote> "Prolly makes ya angrier."
Aug 27 00:56:45 <Waxx> Dmitri blinks. "What is it."
Aug 27 00:58:03 <Dexanote> "I feel like a bringer of harvest."
Aug 27 00:58:04 <Dawny> "Jason and Shank are fighting, it's going to get ugly." Kay sounds a bit pissed, his arm will hurt…he's going to have a bruise.
Aug 27 00:58:39 <E4D> "… Harvest, huh?"
Aug 27 00:58:41 <Waxx> Dmitri flails a bit in an attempt to get up, finally manging to stand up. He wobbles for a moment, then gathers his thoughts and balance. "Where is Misha?"
Aug 27 00:58:51 <Dexanote> "Well, I am, kinda. Yeh."
Aug 27 00:59:02 <E4D> Jason nods.
Aug 27 00:59:39 <Dawny> "Out there" Kay points
Aug 27 00:59:39 <Dexanote> "No use in harvestin tha same thing again… I don' even care bout yor girl anymore."
Aug 27 00:59:57 <E4D> He steps up to Shank, inches from him, looking up into his pumpkinhead eyes. "How many humans you killed Shank?"
Aug 27 00:59:59 <Waxx> Dmitri adjusts his uniform, makes sure his sidearm is secured on his hip, and steps out to join Misha.
Aug 27 01:00:08 <Dexanote> "… Hm. Lemme think…"
Aug 27 01:00:35 <Dawny> Kay puts the needle away and grabs a piece of gauze and some tape.
Aug 27 01:01:07 <Waxx> Belatedly, Dmitri wonders why his arm hurts so much. Oh well, deal with it later. Misha brings him up to speed as best he can.
Aug 27 01:01:08 <Dexanote> "If ya ignore tha ones I've killed because they were annoyin, or attackin me, or in me way, one hundred sixty eight."
Aug 27 01:01:39 <Dexanote> "I did kill half a gang somewhere in China once. Bout… mebbe fifty four people."
Aug 27 01:01:52 <Waxx> Dmitri waves for John. "John, get your flamethrower."
Aug 27 01:01:58 <E4D> "How many you killed in a stand up fight?"
Aug 27 01:02:07 <Dexanote> "An I was made fireproof once an blew up a drug fort thing… Hm."
Aug 27 01:02:11 <Dexanote> "Whatcha mean?"
Aug 27 01:02:25 <PaulS_laptop> John heads over to Dimitri
Aug 27 01:02:49 <E4D> "Like the kind there's be if I drew my knife right now and when to hackin' at your head. How many?"
Aug 27 01:02:52 <PaulS_laptop> "colonel, Jason's not got any problem. he hits a button once and he burns him up"
Aug 27 01:03:08 <Waxx> "He may not get the chance. Always be prepared."
Aug 27 01:03:25 <PaulS_laptop> "I been watchin' em anyway, all they're doing is talking. Flamethrower's on hand anyway, though."
Aug 27 01:03:38 <Bright> "Semper Chronos, Colonel. With me watching him, anyways."
Aug 27 01:03:46 <Waxx> "Keep it ready, and stand by."
Aug 27 01:03:52 <PaulS_laptop> John walks to the LAV and takes a seat up top. right above the flamethrower.
Aug 27 01:03:58 <Waxx> Dmitri isn't sure what that means, but it sounds somewhat reassuring.
Aug 27 01:04:00 <Dexanote> He creaks, making a grinding noise. "Seventy seven, including Dusty, Alice, tha catburglar an' Kay."
Aug 27 01:05:10 <E4D> Jason scoffs.
Aug 27 01:05:48 <Dexanote> "Ta be fair i only rememba three years back."
Aug 27 01:07:06 <Dexanote> "Prolly done a fair bit more."
Aug 27 01:08:33 <Dawny> Kay walks up to Dmitri. "Right arm" She holds out her hand.
Aug 27 01:08:55 <E4D> "Well, lemme tell ya, "harvester", you better have goddamn enjoyed it. Because it ain't happening again. You done fucked with the wrong one. And I'm tellin ya this… you better toe the line." Jason points behind him, waving a finger, pointing at the camp. "You step across it, and I don't care how bad the alchemist or the cat hate you…"
Aug 27 01:09:23 <E4D> "I'll take you to the edge of fuckin' fear and end you with my bare fuckin hands."
Aug 27 01:09:37 <E4D> "Do you understand me, scarecrow?"
Aug 27 01:09:40 <Waxx> "Huh?" He looks at her, then holds out his hand.
Aug 27 01:10:22 <Dexanote> "… Yeh."
Aug 27 01:10:24 <Dexanote> "I do."
Aug 27 01:10:50 <Dawny> Kay pushes his sleeve up, reveling an already purple bruise, cleans it with an alcohol swab, covers it in gauze, and tapes it down…she's a bit harsh.
Aug 27 01:11:03 <E4D> Jason turns around, walking away briskly.
Aug 27 01:11:09 <Dexanote> "Oi Jazon, one more thing."
Aug 27 01:11:17 <E4D> "What."
Aug 27 01:11:24 <Waxx> "Ow, hey. What the hell-"
Aug 27 01:11:47 <Dawny> "I had to wake you up" Kay shrugs and lights a cigarette.
Aug 27 01:11:49 <Dexanote> He creaks, and pulls his chest apart. "Thissis tha bomb, right?"
Aug 27 01:12:03 <Dexanote> "I don' wanna touch it if it is. I aon't stupid."
Aug 27 01:12:06 <Dexanote> ain;t*
Aug 27 01:12:32 <E4D> "I'd be careful with that if I were you, Shank."
Aug 27 01:12:50 * Tox has quit (Broken pipe)
Aug 27 01:12:52 * Tox (~ten.nozirev.soif.cdhsaw.E2D5BD62-CRInys|agemO#ten.nozirev.soif.cdhsaw.E2D5BD62-CRInys|agemO) has joined #afteraction
Aug 27 01:13:26 <Dexanote> "Now now, jus' makin sure. I don' know jack shit bout fire. Keep forgettin ya people like it so much."
Aug 27 01:13:48 <Dexanote> He closes up and roots.