Vance Once-Broken

(7:04:40 PM) Sabitsuki: «Just, ah, come down to Florence. I'm working next to it.»
(7:05:04 PM) Light: The birdman stirs, and looks at Alice.
(7:05:27 PM) MisterFlames: Midnight walks over to the bird and rubs up against it.
(7:05:29 PM) Tox: «Roger. On my way.» He clips the radio back to his belt and walks down to Florence. "Tau, I'm here," announcing himself a fair distance away to avoid startling her.
(7:05:30 PM) Maddy: She looks up from her page. "A-anything you need?"
(7:05:56 PM) Nusquam [||tibbiM] entered the room.
(7:06:44 PM) mode (+ao Nusquam Nusquam) by ChanServ
(7:07:48 PM) Light: "You all are not afraid of… not-humans, talking ones. Scare people who see, normally, all of us hide. But lots of-" he gestures around- "Are not humans."
(7:07:54 PM) Light: "Why change?"
(7:10:00 PM) Maddy: "W-well, f-for some of us, w-we used to work at a p-place that s-studied "not-humans." she smiles. "A-and now, w-we don't know what c-comes next. N-no reason to b-be scared of those w-who might help us s-survive."
(7:10:34 PM) Light: Birdman bobs its head and itches a feather at its neck. "The building that burned?"
(7:10:59 PM) Sabitsuki: She sits with on the floor with her back to him, and a large, red velvet sheet in front of her holds a variety of clockwork. She raises a hand and beckons.
(7:11:15 PM) Maddy: "Yes. A-and many others."
(7:11:35 PM) *Tox approaches, stepping forward and standing off to one side, not directly behind her, and squats low, looking over the sheet.
(7:11:39 PM) You are now known as Vance
(7:11:59 PM) Light: "O-kay."
(7:12:29 PM) DawnyWorks: Jillian pulls the top back and clears the chamber "Easy"
(7:12:35 PM) Maddy: "S-some people m-might still be nervous, b-but right now, w-we can take a-any help i-if we want to s-survive."
(7:12:54 PM) Ragazzo: "Ah, hah. Of course, thanks."
(7:13:18 PM) Ragazzo: Lance pushes the round back in the clip, and flips the safety on.
(7:13:34 PM) Ragazzo: After sliding the clip back in.
(7:13:46 PM) Sabitsuki: She's assembling the beginning of an arm. "What is wrong now?"
(7:15:05 PM) Light: "I-see," it nods, and crows satisfactorially. (?)
(7:15:09 PM) DawnyWorks: Jillian takes another drag "If I killed myself now, no one would be able to fix the vehicles…I'd be killing you guys as well"
(7:15:16 PM) Vance: "I'll be the first to admit I know little of your Church, beyond that the Foundation held objects of interest. When I first asked for your help, Dr. Kens….was less than tolerant of the idea. Jason and Alice were the same way. I asked Dr. Kens about it, and…" He hesitates, not quite sure how to raise the point he needs to raise.
(7:16:10 PM) Ragazzo: We do have Tau. She'd manage it. Lance doesn't say that. "There's a better reason, really."
(7:16:32 PM) *
Vance sits back on his heels. "He seemed to imply that some members of your church worshipped the procedure of a couple of our items - the Clockwork Virus being among them."
(7:17:43 PM) DawnyWorks: Jillian shrugs "It keeps me alive"
(7:17:55 PM) Sabitsuki: "Blasphemous. We do not worship any 'virus' or such." She remains calm, carefully fitting various cogs and gears into a frame.
(7:18:31 PM) Ragazzo: Lance frowns, getting up. "Yeah. It'll do that. I'm going to go pack."
(7:18:55 PM) DawnyWorks: "Bye then" Jillian lays back in the grass, still smoking
(7:20:02 PM) Ragazzo: Lance takes a step away, and sighs turning back. He sits down. "That's enough for you? Just surviving."
(7:20:16 PM) Vance: "Then perhaps he was mistaken." There's a note of satisfaction in his voice. "Dr. Kens' concern - and the others', I would imagine - was that the arm would attempt to control or convert me. He wasn't exactly clear on the how, and I confess to not reading the file." He pauses. "But I seem to have your implied assertion, right, that this arm can't or won't do that?"
(7:21:09 PM) DawnyWorks: Jillian shrugs "Hey, I'm the one who asks about people being happy…that's the other thing that keeps me here. That, and fetching tea"
(7:22:07 PM) Sabitsuki: "There is no mental issue here to consider or be concerned about. This is regular clockwork, except for the driver, which can be kept in check by a child's mind."
(7:22:37 PM) Ragazzo: Lance rubs his face, and seems to be trying to articulate a very frustrating sentiment.
(7:22:41 PM) Sabitsuki: She stops to push up her glasses for a second, and then continues working, her deft hands moving quickly.
(7:22:57 PM) Vance: Vance smiles. "Thank you, Tau. What is this 'driver' you speak of? I'm unfamiliar." Understatement.
(7:23:31 PM) Ragazzo: "You joined the foundation willingly, didn't you, Jill?"
(7:24:06 PM) DawnyWorks: "Kinda, didn't know exactly what I was signing up for…but I signed it"
(7:24:28 PM) Ragazzo: "Did you do it to help people?"
(7:25:03 PM) DawnyWorks: "Not really…they had good birds. I wanted them"
(7:25:21 PM) Sabitsuki: "The driver, eh, is the gear that keeps the others moving and operable. In terms of maintenance, all it needs is oil. In an emergency, beer can work as well, though I admit I have only tested that fact with the former Engineering Director's brand."
(7:25:50 PM) Vance: "Oh, is that why I saw you always getting the beer and walking out?"
(7:26:33 PM) Sabitsuki: "Most of the time." She pauses a second. "Sometimes I just wanted to be drunk."
(7:26:50 PM) Ragazzo: Lance rubs his face. "…but…eventually…you were in it for more than yourself, right?"
(7:27:31 PM) Vance: "That is usually why one gets beer," he allows. "Now, eh, how would this integrate with my nervous system? Neural interface? Mental interface? Would I….be able to feel with it?"
(7:27:33 PM) DawnyWorks: "Yeah, to help my team…I could care less about humanity as a whole if that'
(7:27:40 PM) DawnyWorks: sthat's where you're going"
(7:30:53 PM) Sabitsuki: "It will interface with your body, and convince your body it is a natural extension of your arm. It will create a kind of metal bone, and the clockwork will surround that in a way similar to muscle. I do not think you will be able to feel with it, unless I added more Pieces."
(7:31:33 PM) Ragazzo: "Of course you should care about your team…just…ah, well, the ideals don't matter now. We lost." Lance gets to his feet again.
(7:31:42 PM) Vance: "And I assume that there is some risk to that."
(7:31:55 PM) DawnyWorks: "Bye again"
(7:32:26 PM) Ragazzo: Lance slumps off to pack, looking tired.
(7:33:11 PM) Sabitsuki: "Some risk, some gain. Enough Pieces would likely render you immune to The Heart's effects and make the arm a kind of automata, but it would be a terrible strain on your mind to keep them all under control."
(7:33:14 PM) Dexanote: Shank is in the hospital, doing some final looting.
(7:33:27 PM) DawnyWorks: Jillian closes her eyes, the cool earth relaxing her muscles
(7:34:57 PM) Ragazzo: Lance gives Shank a weary scowl when they meet. He's also scavenging.
(7:35:48 PM) Vance: "The Heart…eh..that's what the Foundation called 882, right? The assembly of gears and other parts?" Vance nods. "Dr. Kens was talking about that." He chews his knuckle. "An automata, you say? Self-controlled? Why would that be desirable, assuming I could handle the stress?"
(7:36:53 PM) Sabitsuki: "882…yes." She heaves a sigh. "An automata would repair itself, similar to my leg."
(7:37:45 PM) Vance: "Ah, yes. I believe I noticed your leg doing that after we picked you up. That…might actually be useful, in the event it gets damaged."
(7:39:31 PM) Sabitsuki: "If you are concerned about the Heart, belief in it would protect you, as well." She shrugs. "It is useful, yes." Part of the arm whirrs to life.
(7:41:23 PM) *Vance watches, fascinated. "Hm." He studies the clockwork. "Hey, Tau." He turns to look at her. "Would you mind telling me about the Church, and about your God? I hardly know anything about the Church, mostly my fault, but…I think it's only right that I try to learn more."
(7:42:21 PM) E4D: Jason makes his way upstairs to Flight's room.
(7:42:21 PM) Kens_Away is now known as Dr_Kens
(7:43:37 PM) Sabitsuki: "Hm. You'd best pick a more specific subject on that manner, I would rant at you for days."
(7:45:45 PM) *
Vance smiles. "Mmm, where to start." He looks away, for a second. "Ah. Why was the Church classified a threat to the Foundation? What is it about the Church's tenets that made the higher-ups see danger, real or not?"
(7:51:49 PM) Sabitsuki: "Well, the Heart is, by its very nature, a cognitohazard, if you do not believe in it. As such, that alone would make the entire religion worthy of suspect and containment. As for the exact reason, I cannot say. The O5 are impossible to read. I have my theories, however."
(7:53:22 PM) Dexanote: shank's sitting on a desk on a higher floor, reattaching his arm.
(7:56:19 PM) DawnyWorks: Jillian wonders the halls whistling The Army Song, because it's better.
(7:59:36 PM) Dexanote: He flexes and cracks. "That ought ta do it…"
(8:00:25 PM) Dexanote: He stands and makes his way to the staircase to the roof.
(8:00:45 PM) Ragazzo: Lance sits in a room, flipping through patient files.
(8:01:16 PM) Dexanote: … man. That's so wrong.
(8:01:52 PM) Dr_Kens left the room (quit: Connection reset by peer).
(8:02:08 PM) Ragazzo: He's thinking about all the people who's deaths he failed to prevent.
(8:02:18 PM) DawnyWorks: Jillian makes a last cup of tea, still whistling
(8:02:31 PM) Dr_Kens [~ten.enilnotpo.nyd.C1AC529B-CRInys|sneK_ehT#ten.enilnotpo.nyd.C1AC529B-CRInys|sneK_ehT] entered the room.
(8:05:31 PM) Ragazzo: Jill might hear the click clack of clipboards, as lance sorts through charts.
(8:06:14 PM) DawnyWorks: Jillian follows the sound, sipping her tea "Hello again"
(8:06:41 PM) Ragazzo: "Hello."
(8:07:14 PM) Ragazzo: A large stack of files sit beside him, there's one or two beside him, and another in his hands.
(8:07:53 PM) DawnyWorks: "Anything good?"
(8:08:27 PM) Ragazzo: He finishes perusing the last few files, and sighs. "Why do you think I'm reading this?"
(8:08:31 PM) Ragazzo: *these
(8:08:51 PM) DawnyWorks: "For fun?" Jillian shrugs *sip*
(8:10:18 PM) Ragazzo: "Absolutely, yes, for fun." He sets the last clipboard aside with an irritated clack.
(8:12:34 PM) Ragazzo: "All these people who died because *we* dropped the ball. I'm reading about them, because that's the kind of thing that I enjoy."
(8:12:54 PM) Ragazzo: "That and morphine, apparently."
(8:14:40 PM) Vance: "Ah." Vance nods. "I don't think I've ever read that much about The Heart." Vance elects to speak to her using her terms, not those of an organization he no longer believes in. "What exactly is it the Heart does to an unbeliever?"
(8:15:35 PM) E4D: «Jillian? This is Jason, I need you up in Flight's room.»
(8:16:27 PM) Dr_Kens: Kens is in the stryker, organizing his scavenged parts.
(8:24:10 PM) DawnyWorks: Jillian heads up "Yes?"
(8:24:22 PM) E4D: "You want to observe?"
(8:24:35 PM) E4D: "I need someone to watch."
(8:24:37 PM) DawnyWorks: "Sure" Jillian stands there, tea in hand
(8:25:39 PM) E4D: Jason raps on the door, and Akane, presumably, lets him in.
(8:27:59 PM) E4D: He sends her out, allowing Jillian to step through first.
(8:28:16 PM) Tom90deg [||ged09moT] entered the room.
(8:28:32 PM) DawnyWorks: Jillian steps in and sighs
(8:28:53 PM) Dexanote: Shank's standing on the ledge on the roof of the building.
(8:29:02 PM) Dexanote: He's twisted into scarecrow form
(8:29:29 PM) Sabitsuki: "They feel a strong desire to throw themselves into the gears, to sacrifice their lives to the Heart. It is abated temporarily by small sacrifices of metal, but only for a small time."
(8:30:48 PM) Tom90deg: Simon sits in the cafeteria, idly reading.
(8:31:03 PM) Nusquam: Jennifer remains restrained to the bed, looking about as happy as you would expect.
(8:31:26 PM) Dexanote: oh baby~
(8:34:46 PM) DawnyWorks: "Hello Jillifer" Jillian smiles "How are you feeling today?"
(8:34:59 PM) DawnyWorks: Jinnifer, rather
(8:35:04 PM) Sabitsuki: Jennifer
(8:35:15 PM) Nusquam: She just glares.
(8:35:17 PM) E4D: Jason keeps a straight face.
(8:40:45 PM) E4D: "I believe my friend asked you a question."
(8:41:22 PM) DawnyWorks: Jillian perks a bit "I'm your friend Jason, sweet" fist pump
(8:41:29 PM) Yox|Laptop [~ten.nozirev.soif.cdhsaw.D1BB1404-CRInys|agemO#ten.nozirev.soif.cdhsaw.D1BB1404-CRInys|agemO] entered the room.
(8:41:45 PM) Waxx is now known as Strelnikov
(8:42:05 PM) Nusquam: "Can we just get to the point? I'm very busy, you see." She is, in fact, not very busy at all, being restrained to a hospital bed.
(8:42:31 PM) Vance: "Oh, I see," Vance says. He cocks his head. "And you mentioned that inserting more pieces into the arm could help blunt or avert that effect? How so?"
(8:43:31 PM) *Strelnikov swings his legs off the bed and stands. Was he really out that long? Must be age catching up with him.
(8:44:26 PM) E4D: "Well, I've reached a decision. You'll be with a just a bit longer. Unfortunately, that's all I can say."
(8:44:52 PM) E4D: "Is there anything we can get you? Trip to the head? Food? Something to drink? Cigarette?"
(8:45:12 PM) Nusquam: "Food would be great."
(8:45:24 PM) DawnyWorks: Jillian smiles "What would you like?"
(8:46:36 PM) Nusquam: "I'd kill for a filet mignon."
(8:47:08 PM) *
Strelnikov stretches, his joints cracking. After flexing a bit, he keys his mic. «This is Dmitri, reporting in.»
(8:47:34 PM) E4D: "So would we."
(8:48:24 PM) DawnyWorks: "Do you need to take that?" Jillian nods to the radio
(8:48:36 PM) E4D: "We can do chicken salad sandwiches. Got some fruit, too, I think." He looks at Jill. "We've still got that from yesterday, right? Alice?"
(8:48:53 PM) E4D: *That Alice made?
(8:49:07 PM) Maddy: «R-reading you, sir.»
(8:49:09 PM) E4D: Jason keys his mic. "Loud and clear."
(8:49:20 PM) E4D: *«»
(8:49:30 PM) Nusquam: "That'll do, I suppose."
(8:49:33 PM) Yox|Laptop: «Five-by, sir.»
(8:49:35 PM) DawnyWorks: "Yeah" Jillian almost beams "And I could make some tea or coffe"
(8:49:46 PM) Strelnikov: «Da, tovarishii. I will be around if needed.»
(8:50:00 PM) Sabitsuki: "The Heart would recognize you as a believer, by virtue of the Pieces in your arm."
(8:50:23 PM) Maddy: «S-sir? J-just letting you know, w-we moved Misha to the S-stryker, g-getting ready to go s-soon.»
(8:51:02 PM) Strelnikov: «Very good, spasibo.»
(8:51:06 PM) Yox|Laptop: "Ah. The pieces are significant to the Heart, then, beyond being clockwork." Vance nods, then seems to consider.
(8:53:11 PM) Sabitsuki: "They are significant to all of us…the Faithful, that is. Accepting the Works into your body is akin to becoming a nun or priest in Christianity. It is not a very good comparison, but it is the closet." She shrugs.
(8:53:29 PM) E4D: «Alice? Can we get some of the chicken salad sammiches up here? Our guest is hungry. Bottle of water as well, please?»
(8:54:17 PM) Maddy: «On m-my way.»
(8:54:51 PM) Maddy: She heads up with a couple sandwiches so everyone can eat if they want. "D-delivery."
(8:54:55 PM) Yox|Laptop: Vance nods. "I thank you, then, Tau, for your efforts. I would ask you…to put enough of the Pieces in place to render my arm capable of self-repair. What are the risks involved?"
(8:55:23 PM) DawnyWorks: "Are you in very much pain?"
(8:55:27 PM) Maddy: She has water too.
(8:55:55 PM) E4D: Jason unbuttons the retainer of his handgun, taking a sandwich and bottle of water and placing it by Flight's feet.
(8:56:06 PM) Maddy: "S-should I go?"
(8:56:11 PM) E4D: He passes his Eagle to Alice.
(8:56:13 PM) Sabitsuki: "Mental, mostly. It will make it difficult to concentrate. The voices will echo in the back of your mind, and you will have to train yourself to silence them."
(8:56:20 PM) Maddy: She takes it. "I g-guess not."
(8:56:55 PM) E4D: Jason reaches up, undoing a single hand restraint, her left, then steps back.
(8:57:07 PM) DawnyWorks: Jillian sighs and takes out her new handgun "Tell me first please"
(8:57:30 PM) E4D: "Go ahead and undo your right. We'll talk and eat."
(8:57:56 PM) ***Strelnikov makes his rounds through the building, checking to see that nothing of value is left behind. He passes by the receptionist's desk and glances at his note.
(8:58:08 PM) Yox|Laptop: "Ah. That seems a small price to pay. Please, do so." He offers a genuine smile and returns his eyes to the work on the sheet. "That looks fantastic, by the way." His eyes trace it.
(8:58:43 PM) Nusquam: She reaches across with her left and does so, and begins undoing any others currently fastened.
(8:59:02 PM) E4D: "Not the feet."
(8:59:14 PM) E4D: Jason takes the handgun from Alice and sights in.
(8:59:33 PM) E4D: "Keep messing with them and we'll have problems.
(8:59:36 PM) Maddy: Alice watches. Not sure what to do.
(9:00:19 PM) E4D: 4df+4 Sighting in.
(9:00:20 PM) Quidmore: E4D: Sighting in.: 2 (4df+4=0, 0, -, -)
(9:00:52 PM) Sabitsuki: "Merci beaucoup. It is one of the few things I take pleasure in these days."
(9:00:56 PM) Nusquam: She sighs and stops fidgeting with them, reaching for the sandwich and bottle of water.
(9:01:03 PM) Sabitsuki: fail, Jason
(9:01:52 PM) Nusquam: She unwraps it, assuming it is wrapped, and begins eating.
(9:02:26 PM) Maddy: "N-no allergies, r-right?" Alice asks, after she's bitten into it.
(9:02:42 PM) Light left the room (quit: Quit: ChatZilla 0.9.87 [Firefox 3.6.8/20100723084720]).
(9:02:45 PM) Nusquam: She shakes her head.
(9:02:48 PM) Yox|Laptop: "It's a good thing to take pleasure in things, especially when you do well at them." He smiles, rocking back on his haunches as Tau assembles the unit.
(9:03:01 PM) Maddy: "G-good. Y-you still need me, hun?"
(9:03:14 PM) E4D: "Be nice to have you here."
(9:04:05 PM) Maddy: She nods.
(9:04:37 PM) E4D: "So, yeah… Flight. Tomorrow morning, I'm going to put you out on your way, with a note in your pocket, and a zeroed GPS with one location. Both are redundant instructions to where your gear will be located."
(9:04:54 PM) Sabitsuki: "It is…a small thing. It is difficult dealing with…the loss. It keeps my mind occupied."
(9:05:25 PM) E4D: "Armor system, uniform, weapons, ammunition, load-bearing equipment, medical supplies, and some basic supplies."
(9:05:52 PM) DawnyWorks left the room (quit: Quit: ajax IRC Client).
(9:05:57 PM) E4D: "I will *not* be turning you loose amongst us armed and armored."
(9:06:54 PM) Yox|Laptop: Vance is curious…but this 'loss' seems to be personal. He backs off. "Lord only knows everyone needs something to keep them occupied. Otherwise, they'd go nuts. Um, if you'd like, if neither of us have anything to do, you could observe or work on my arm, if you want and if it'll satisfactorily occupy you."
(9:07:21 PM) Nusquam: She smiles slightly. "I'm not stupid. One of me, what, a dozen of you?"
(9:07:57 PM) Maddy: "I'm n-not wasting b-bullets on an unarmed person. A-anyone on our t-team who w-would is stupid."
(9:08:30 PM) Strelnikov: Dmitri would!
(9:09:04 PM) E4D: "I don't fuck around with lives in the balance. You don't have to do anything but get lucky."
(9:09:57 PM) E4D: "So you will be sent as you are with the knife and GPS. Released, just like I agreed. We can do the same for your buddy."
(9:10:23 PM) Nusquam: "Speaking of Lucky, he needs a medic."
(9:12:03 PM) Strelnikov is now known as Waxx
(9:12:13 PM) Nusquam: "Or did you forget?"
(9:12:27 PM) E4D: "I did not."
(9:12:41 PM) E4D: "I'm also not sending my personnel with you unarmed."
(9:13:06 PM) E4D: "Not after you tried killing us half a dozen times after we stopped shooting and tried patching you up."
(9:13:55 PM) Nusquam: "You started shooting again soon afterward."
(9:16:05 PM) Maddy: Alice sighs.
(9:16:24 PM) E4D: "That was my wife's reaction to *your* attempt to put a knife through my face."
(9:16:50 PM) E4D: "If you hadn't fucked around, this shit wouldn't have happened for you. Save me the mudslinging, because your stupid ass is at fault there."
(9:17:06 PM) E4D: "You don't swing a knife at the people fixing you up and expect there to be no consequences."
(9:18:15 PM) Nusquam: "I expected consequences, they just weren't the ones I was hoping for," she says, unscrewing the cap of the bottle of water and taking a drink.
(9:18:45 PM) Nusquam: She's grinning devilishly. "And radios will be amongst the gear provided?"
(9:18:46 PM) Sabitsuki: "Very well." She takes a fat black gear and sticks it in a spot near the elbow. The entire thing turns to life. "Excellent." She picks it up and reverently hands it to Vance.
(9:19:36 PM) E4D: "You'll get a short-range ICom. If they come back for you, they'll be able to pick it up."
(9:20:13 PM) Sabitsuki: "Hold onto it, and I will attach."
(9:20:20 PM) Nusquam: "How about you just give me my old radio back?"
(9:21:39 PM) Yox|Laptop: "Of course. One moment." «Kens, Vance. Pop by the garage, over near Florence?»
(9:22:01 PM) Dr_Kens: «Copy butt.» Kens wakes up from inside Florence and walks out.
(9:22:05 PM) Dr_Kens: "What's up, Vance?"
(9:22:38 PM) Yox|Laptop: He's holding the finished clockwork arm by its wrist, and Tau's holding the other end. "Figured you might want to watch, didn't know you were so close. Tau finished her up."
(9:22:56 PM) Yox|Laptop: "Before you ask, yeah, I spoke to her about that thing we discussed."
(9:23:04 PM) Dr_Kens: "Hrm." Kens crosses his arms and taps his foot.
(9:23:09 PM) laito left the room.
(9:23:13 PM) laito [~PI.02E7A19C.BC8F08BC.B0FE8151|sirhc#PI.02E7A19C.BC8F08BC.B0FE8151|sirhc] entered the room.
(9:23:25 PM) Sabitsuki: "…Yes? We are going ahead, correct?" She glances at Kens.
(9:23:28 PM) Yox|Laptop: Vance turns to Tau. "Ready." He swallows.
(9:26:17 PM) E4D: Jason considers a moment. "Why would I want to do that?"
(9:27:21 PM) Nusquam: "Why wouldn't you?"
(9:28:27 PM) E4D: Jason smiles. "I asked first."
(9:29:06 PM) Nusquam: "Because it has sentimental value."
(9:29:10 PM) Sabitsuki: She pushes the attachment gear into Vance's arm stub. It whirs and hurts a bit as it digs into his skin, attaching.
(9:29:56 PM) Yox|Laptop: "Hngh…" Vance winces a little bit. "That…wasn't exactly bad."
(9:30:29 PM) Sabitsuki: "Move the fingers."
(9:30:39 PM) E4D: "Oh? Then I'll go ahead and help you in a step towards professionalism and say no. You want one find another. The ICom will do fine for short range communication between you and your friend, and for anyone who comes for you."
(9:30:57 PM) Yox|Laptop: Vance attempts to move the fingers of the new arm. Is he successful?
(9:31:44 PM) Nusquam: "It's my lucky radio. I once beat a man to death with it, and you and I both know there's probably no one nearby going to come for us."
(9:32:25 PM) E4D: "Like I said, I don't fuck around when lives are in the balance, and I don't give a shit if it was your first boyfriend."
(9:32:48 PM) Nusquam: "Neither do I. I will not be stranded with no means of communication."
(9:32:50 PM) Maddy: Alice maintains a straight face, but she's cracking up inside.
(9:32:52 PM) E4D: "If you're so worried about no one coming, then you don't need to worry about a long-range radio anyway."
(9:33:05 PM) Sabitsuki: Yep. His new hand is made of what looks to be a very dull copper, like bronze. "The hand will allow you to conceal the works underneath a long sleeved shirt, and the hand will make it appear as a regular replacement arm. Of course, anyone up close will notice, but at that point, they'll like hear the clicking anyway."
(9:33:06 PM) E4D: "And you won't be without comms. Hence, the Icom."
(9:33:15 PM) E4D: "You're not getting any traction here."
(9:33:41 PM) E4D: "You're argiong two angles, not sticking to either one."
(9:33:47 PM) E4D: "*arguing
(9:33:49 PM) Dr_Kens: Kens crosses his arms and looks at Vance's new arm with disapproval.
(9:34:42 PM) Yox|Laptop: Vance nods, smiles, moves the arm about. He flexes and twists it as far as he could a normal arm. He seems pretty pleased as he balls the fist in front of his face, eyes tracking it. "This is a beautiful piece of machinery, Tau. My thanks."
(9:34:42 PM) Nusquam: "If you want to know anything I know, you'll return my radio." She screws the cap back on the now empty water bottle. "Thanks for the sandwich."
(9:35:11 PM) Maddy: "You're welcome."
(9:35:19 PM) Yox|Laptop: "Anything I should know about maintenance, repair, side effects?"
(9:35:49 PM) Sabitsuki: She stands back and looks at him critically, waiting on something.
(9:35:55 PM) Yox|Laptop: He blinks a little bit, shaking his head.
(9:37:54 PM) Yox|Laptop: Vance looks at Tau. "Yes?"
(9:38:10 PM) Sabitsuki: "You hear it, oui?"
(9:38:51 PM) Yox|Laptop: Vance nods. "It's dull, and it's nothing I need to consciously ignore, but yeah. It's there, in the back of my mind. This is normal, yes?"
(9:39:39 PM) Sabitsuki: "It is. I had the same thing, only mine was twice as loud, and I was a child. It is possible to train yourself to ignore it with time, but I never did. I felt it comforting."
(9:40:52 PM) Yox|Laptop: Vance pauses, considering. "It's almost like a white noise." He cocks his head, as if listening to something. "They're the gears in my arm, right?"
(9:41:45 PM) Sabitsuki: "Right. They're connected to you now."
(9:42:57 PM) Yox|Laptop: Vance nods. "Again, anything maintenance or repair-wise I should be aware of? Further side effects?" He taps the mechanisms of his arm. "Huh. I felt that."
(9:44:48 PM) Sabitsuki: "Like I mentioned, the driver needs to be oiled in some matter about once a month. Other than that…no, not really. Feed it scrap metal, and it'll repair itself."
(9:45:51 PM) Yox|Laptop: "That shouldn't be too hard to find. We'll be generating plenty of spent brass." He shrugs. Damn it feels good to have two arms.
(9:46:16 PM) Yox|Laptop: "Is there a way to open the arm to get at the driver, or which cog is it?"
(9:46:27 PM) Yox|Laptop: He looks over at his arm. "This black one?" he points at the elbow.
(9:46:50 PM) E4D: Jason passes his sidearm to Alice.
(9:46:59 PM) Maddy: Alice takes it.
(9:47:15 PM) Sabitsuki: "The blackest one, near your elbow. The Heart of Darkness, they called it in the design manuals." She grins as if she finds these particularly amusing.
(9:47:25 PM) Sabitsuki: *this particularly
(9:47:50 PM) Yox|Laptop: "That's disconcerting," he muses. "Why does that amuse you?"
(9:47:50 PM) E4D: Jason steps forward to tie her restraints back.
(9:48:18 PM) E4D: He stops. "Don't do anything stupid. The lady over there is *very* protective."
(9:49:00 PM) Maddy: She grins a little.
(9:49:46 PM) Nusquam: She doesn't offer any resistance.
(9:50:52 PM) E4D: He ties her back up then, checking the restraints, and taping around them. "You'll be released tomorrow. If you have any… requirements… just let the female agent we leave with you know."
(9:51:53 PM) Sabitsuki: "Ah. Heart of Darkness was my mother's favorite book. She designed what you're wearing, now."
(9:52:27 PM) Yox|Laptop: Vance looks at the arm, then back at Tau. "…Then I truly thank you."
(9:52:28 PM) Dr_Kens: "I've hated that book. Nice story, interesting characters, but hated the way he wrote it."
(9:53:53 PM) Sabitsuki: "She's dead now. She was in Site 19 when the world fell to…" She shakes, anger almost reaching the surfaces, and then it fades. "…fell to shit."
(9:54:33 PM) Yox|Laptop: "Oh. Oh my. I'm sorry." He sighs.
(9:55:10 PM) Maddy: Alice nods to Jason, holding out his gun for him. "S-shall we?"
(9:56:48 PM) E4D: He holsters it and walks out, leaving Akane there. Derp.
(9:57:06 PM) Sabitsuki: "Dr. Tau Vriska. Senior Staff." She pauses, and then speaks in monotone, as if from a file. "Dr. Tau's SCP-085 permission are currently stripped. She is likely using the object as a substitution for her daughter." She shakes her head, turns, and walks off, deep in thought.