Post by Ayla Farrow on Jan 7, 2016 20:07:12 GMT -6
Ayla looked up from her laptop to see Vester entering the room speaking into some type of device. For the past several days, she had been trying to research how to best hack the computers from within the capitol, but with little luck.
Vester must not have noticed her, and she listened in as he described what was surely a plan to take down the remaining tributes that managed to stay alive up until this point.
"What's wrong with you? This game maker role has clearly gotten to your head. It's messed up enough that the capitol has been allowing kids to kill each other for years, but now you're going to take out an entire city."
She looked around the room at the memorabilia displayed in trophy cases and spotted the very gun that she had stolen from Jaffe in the last games. She lunged forward and attempts to break open the case to grab the gun.
Scavenge for Gun (+1 for knowing where it is) DiM|zO5M1d10+1 1d10+1
Post by Agni Sparks on Jan 7, 2016 23:21:33 GMT -6
Eyeing the peacekeeper suspiciously Agni took up the rear to follow Millie and the armed guard down the darkened hallways.
'Feels good to hold ont' this again!' His grip tightened on the axe, a wickedly sharp hatchet with a curved blade. Holding it, the District 11 victor could almost smell the open fields of his Arena again.
"Gotta say Ms. Cartwright." He called, jogging behind her. "Mos' times I'm tryin' to avoid trouble. 'm certainly not used t' dashin' towards it!"
Whatever reply she had was cut short by her charge at the Game Maker. Her knife flashed in the dim emergency lighting as Vester staggered, blood staining his richly clothed suit.
Stepping aside from the peacekeeper, Agni noticed Ayla's scramble to pick up the gun from her Games.
"Howdy, Ms. Farrow! Been wonderin' where you'd gotten to!" Agni's brow lowered menacingly toward Vester.
"You're not gettin' out of here easy, Lombard." Agni growled, brandishing his weapon. "Reckon your only chance is t' call off the pods and give up to the rebels."
Post by Ayla Farrow on Jan 7, 2016 23:47:06 GMT -6
Ayla smashed though the trophie case and grabbed the gun that had been her saving grace just a short year before. Just then, Agni and Millie dashed in to her side.
She pointed her gun at Vester, not taking her eyes off him she greeted her fellow victors, "Sorry I was late to this years games" she cocked the hammer back and tightened her grip on the trigger. "That's what this is, right? Only this year Vester's playing. Call of the game pods or I will shoot."
It looked like Milly already had him at knife point. Never underestimate a red head.
Post by Vester Lombard on Jan 8, 2016 10:45:49 GMT -6
Vester slowly put his hands up in surrender. The three victors had him cornered, yet Vester still maintained his sly grin.
"Looks like someone was feeling a bit left out," Vester said quietly to Ayla, who emerged with her old handgun. "Don't worry, I didn't forget about you."
Just then there is a whirring sound and a small hovercraft appears outside the front gate. It drops a six foot long silver pod onto the ground. The top of the pod bursts off and out from it some sort of mangled creature begins to crawl forward on its hands, dragging its legs behind it...
Post by Seth Judkins on Jan 8, 2016 10:58:28 GMT -6
The writhing muttation slithered into the common area, behind the three victors. Its flesh was ripped apart with bits of shrapnel protruding from the skin. It locked eyes with Ayla and stared piercingly. It paused, as if thinking, remembering.
Post by Ayla Farrow on Jan 8, 2016 18:17:34 GMT -6
Ayla whirrled around ay first glance she thought she saw Seth. The boy she had loves and lost in just a few short weeks. "Seth?!" Could it really be him? Jaden had survived. Was all the pin she has endured last year a lie?
And in a cruel twist of fate she realized that this was not Seth. Her heart had blinded her eyes. In reality, Seth's beautiful unscarred face was now covered in gory wounds, and his eyes were not his own. "Seth..." She wept trying to come to grips with reality.
It wasn't Seth. Heart had kept and then sunk far deeper than it ever had in a matter of seconds.
She turned to Vester. "How dare you? How dare you remind me of the worst day of my life, when I watched a boy that I loved sacrifice himself so that I might have a chance."
Post by Seth Judkins on Jan 9, 2016 22:00:23 GMT -6
A thick purplish fluid splattered out of Seth's neck and onto the floor. But he kept his eyes locked on Ayla, seemingly unfazed. He crawled unnaturally fast towards Ayla and gripped her leg, digging his jagged nails into her skin, but still looking at her with a gaze that was almost pleading her...
Post by Ayla Farrow on Jan 10, 2016 18:28:08 GMT -6
Ayla just watched as Millie pleaded with her to keep her gun on Vester. Ayla held out her arm defiantly, pointing the gun at Vester. She was sobbing so vehemently that he arm was shaking and trembling. She knew the right thing would be to try to help Millie take down the Seth muttation... but she just couldn't. It was too hard.
Just then, Agni came in wielding an axe, that he slashed through Seth's body with ease. Ayla sobbed. She had to remember that that was not Seth... she had already grieved his death a year ago.
"Thank you," she whispered to Agni "I couldn't have done that. I just couldn't"
Her voice shaking, she kept her eyes locked on Vester. "What's your next move, Lombard? It looks like you're a little outnumbered."
Post by Seth Judkins on Jan 11, 2016 11:06:54 GMT -6
Seth's grip loosened on Ayla's leg as the axe sliced through his collar and into his torso. Seth rolled onto his back, convulsing at Ayla's ankles, spewing more purple fluid. With his remaining functioning limb, Seth tore away his tattered shirt to reveal a device chained to his chest that resembled the one him and Ayla had discovered in the tower.
Hack 9 to disarm. A score of 5 or less detonates the bomb. Or sacrifice self and only you take damage. A timer on the bomb prevents you from escaping the blast radius before detonation.
Anyone can hack or sacrifice themselves, but I'd like for Ayla to decide what should be done so that each victor gets their moment to make a tough decision.
Post by Vester Lombard on Jan 11, 2016 11:13:45 GMT -6
"I'm afraid you've spoken too soon, Ms. Farrow," Vester cackled.
"What will the girl from District 5 do next?" he said, imitating Caesar Flickerman's announcer voice. "Will she redeem herself after forcing the love of her life to sacrifice himself for her? Or will she make her friends take the hit for her once again?"
Post by Ayla Farrow on Jan 12, 2016 18:46:19 GMT -6
Ayla considered her options, fuming with rage at Lombard. She had a decent chance, but was it worth it? What would Seth do?
"Millie-" she shouted "If you survive this war, please go the home the capitol provided me after I won last year. You'll find an elderly woman named Erica there. She was important to Seth and she is very important to me. Although she was healthy for must of her life, she took a nasty turn for the worst after some peacekeepers attacked her just because she was friends with me. She's been living with me and needs a caregiver. Please Millie... Take care of her... For me ... And for Seth."
Seth's deep blue eyes flashed through her brain and she knew what she had to do she grabbed Muttation Seth's Armand dragged him to Vester. "If I'm going down, you're going down with me!" When she was right next to Vester, she detonated the bomb - just as Seth had done to save her nearly a year ago to the day.
Post by Millie Cartwright on Jan 12, 2016 19:03:30 GMT -6
It took an instant to comprehend what was about to happen but when it clicked it hit her like a ton of bricks.
"AYLA, NO!" Millie screamed but as soon as the words escaped her mouth the brilliant orange glow had already begun to creep its way from the device on Seth's as time seemed to slow to a crawl.
The adrenaline pumping through her veins commanded her to feet to move even though her eyes were glued on what was about to happen. She threw herself behind the short wall that used to run around the perimeter of the eating area outside the cafe.
A wave of heat shot over her head as she forced her eyes shut.
Post by Peacekeeper on Jan 15, 2016 19:25:27 GMT -6
PK-31 walks across the room and kneels down where Vester lay. He cuffed Vester’s wrists together.
“Vester Lombard you’re under arrest. You better hope you die here or you’re going to the firing squad for this, you son of a bitch.”
As PK-31 stood up he spoke into his radio, “I have Lombard in custody. He’s in bad shape.”
Then he turned to face the victors. “You better take Ms. Farrow and go. There’s warrants out for all of the escaped tributes and believe me the Capitol plans to get you for association. There’s a hovercraft parked outside the Loading Dock. Get out of here before I change my mind.”
Cal Mensen: I believe you edit the post. You can either rewhisper to everyone (too much work), or copy and paste the whispers into public text. I'd imagine you'd want to give some sort of symbol or notation that they were once whispers.
Jan 23, 2016 17:42:35 GMT -6
Holly Edison: Just copy it before you go to edit...sometimes it disappears
Jan 23, 2016 18:37:20 GMT -6
Wren Hartwood: I hope everyone enjoys my amazing but wasted bird ending lol
Jan 24, 2016 10:16:08 GMT -6
Cal Mensen: It was pretty great, I could see it having been carried out as part of Wren's mind breaking, like a delusion only he could see
Jan 24, 2016 13:38:18 GMT -6
Holly Edison: READ ALL THE THINGS
Jan 24, 2016 14:06:01 GMT -6
Cal Mensen: Archive binge!
Jan 24, 2016 15:47:17 GMT -6
Cal Mensen: I think reading all the other Day 9 locations hit me harder than the finale. Fuck...
Jan 24, 2016 17:38:46 GMT -6
Eloise Sugarglider: Anyones in particular, i havent madr it to binging yet.
Jan 24, 2016 18:17:59 GMT -6
Cal Mensen: Yours... Watchtower... Market...
Jan 24, 2016 18:47:49 GMT -6
Gwendolyn Fisk: Wallace, I loved your Day 9.
Jan 26, 2016 16:56:35 GMT -6
Wallace Barker: Thank you! I loved reading everything that happened with everyone :3 SUUUUUPER depressing.
Jan 26, 2016 17:36:51 GMT -6
Holly Edison: I miss this game.
Oct 25, 2018 12:51:36 GMT -6
Cal Mensen: Same here, part of me wants to allocate some time aside to building a new one in a different setting. It'd be easier to devote time to if there's a shard interest.
Nov 26, 2018 10:38:10 GMT -6