Post by Harlie Maybank on Jan 8, 2016 17:51:30 GMT -6
Harlie, looked over the market. The place seemed to be picked clean, what food was left had been picked over heavily from previous days. "God dammit! Can't anything go my way?" she said. Just then she heard a two loud bangs. Pods arose from the ground. One was spitting fire while the other seemed to be full of mutations. "Are you fucking kinding me?" she exclaimed. She rolled up her sleeves to get ready for the action, but her stomach began to growl. Harlie knew she couldn't do this alone.
"Minerva, I heard from Sharlot that you are a Peackeeper. I am one too. Do you know if any other peacekeepers are here?" Harlie whispered to the girl.
Post by Holly Edison on Jan 8, 2016 18:57:40 GMT -6
"Looks like you saw them too."
Holly paused, unsure of how to move forward.
"Harlie, I know that you and Minerva are Peacekeepers. But, that doesn't matter to me. She was with me and some of the others yesterday in the Watchtower and may think we followed her here to hurt her. I haven't seen her yet but that isn't the case. We were coming here for supplies... we heard Vester in the Watchtower ordering these pods be deployed. They're in every corner of the city. He doesn't care if civilians are hurt, Peacekeepers or Rebels. He wants this rebellion quashed. You're in danger just like us. All we know is they're dangerous."
Holly took a tentative step towards the pod she'd seen moving. It rolled a bit closer to her and she paused. Definitely able to track us. I wonder how far. Knowing the Game Maker if these were intended for the Arena, it won't stop. Carefully she stepped forward to inspect both.
"It looks like this one marked with flames has a countdown. Seems to be 24 hours. I can only imagine it will explode or douse us in something flammable and set us alight... The other, seems menacing. No doubt it will hurt us soon. But," taking a few test steps back and forth she continued "it looks like it's programmed to follow us. I don't know if it's only me, but I suspect it isn't programmed to only chase one of us - it will look for anyone and follow."
Holly turned to Harlie and sighed.
"I think the only way out of this, is if we call a truce and work together to dismantle these fucking things. It's something intended for the Arena, it will kill us if we don't."
Holly held out her hand in a friendly gesture.
"What do you say, can we work together and hopefully make it out of here in one piece? We can always kill each other another day."
Post by Sydney Gardiner on Jan 8, 2016 19:44:39 GMT -6
Sydney walked over and tapped on one of the pods, peering at it intently before standing next to Holly, looking warily at Harlie.
"This what Vester was talking about? This looks like lots of fun. This...this has gotta be a group effort, I think. And Lady Luck definitely has to be a member of our party if we have a hope of getting out of this alive. I'd rather not die by flames, if you feel me." Once she figured out Holly's direction, she walked over to Harlie and raised an eyebrow to her.
"If it's from our pal Vester, these things are programmed to shoot us down like dogs. He doesn't care about who dies along the way, no matter your allegiance from birth. It doesn't matter. You know it and so do I."
Post by Minerva Umber on Jan 9, 2016 5:57:07 GMT -6
"Girl Power?!?" Minerva said as she made her way out... that was so awkward. Ummm, I would agree with Holly. I think the pods are our biggest concern right now. None of us will probably be able to survive if we don't do this. But how are we going to split up our duties?" Minerva looked over at Holly, "I don't know what type of person you are. I have just been trying to stay alive. You've always struck me as an honorable person, I was brought up in this life, I didn't sign up for it. I hope I can trust you..."
"Now how do we all stay alive?"
"I think we have to aim to kill someone." Minerva whispered back, "Janet (who isn't here) was the only other Peacekeeper I knew who is still alive. Deo was killed, Dante from my district was killed." The others have been shouting that they're rebels...but I really don't know." She looked at her, "we need a plan, pods or not... last night in the watchtower was a bloodbath."
Post by Nelson Clark on Jan 9, 2016 11:22:08 GMT -6
Nelson walked through the Market and upon seeing the crowd of people made an unholy noise, "YOU ALL WOULD NOT BELIEVE THE 24 HOURS I HAVE HAD." he wandered over, "One guy can only do so much against two Pe---who're you?" he stared at Holly before looking at Minerva, "You---you I remember Yes, I think I can be Girl Power." he tapped his foot, looking between the two new people before looking at Holly and Syd. "So...anyway. Holly. Yes. The pods. I have an idea. I'm not sure if you're going to like my idea but I have one." He looked at Syd, "Hey. You had one hell of a couple days." he punched her arm.
Post by Wallace Barker on Jan 9, 2016 13:07:14 GMT -6
Wallace stared at the pods that were sitting within the market with a curious eye. "Interesting... I've only ever seen these in books or in other hunger games broadcasts." Wallace kept a safe enough distance, but he examined it carefully. "If any of you can get the pods down to me I can do my best to deactivate them... It looks like they may have a similar system to the defense grids for the different areas around here that the peacekeepers use." Wallace turned toward Holly. "It's good to see you again Holly" he smiled "Ran into Sharlot while you were gone, that was... interesting." He shot a look at Minerva. "I guess my faith in the peacekeepers keeping trust is a bit shaken after Sharlot tried to strangle me right in front of Nelson." Wallace gave Nelson a grin "you're one tough cookie" he jabbed. His smile faded as he turned back towards the pods. "The area is under peacekeeper control, we're all low on food I'm sure and Vester is throwing roaming Peacekeepers with guns and explosive pods at us. We need to prioritize soon if we are going to take care of anything here. I think our best shot is taking down those pods while one of use finishes off that gun toting maniac running around here"
Post by Sydney Gardiner on Jan 9, 2016 17:45:45 GMT -6
Sydney honestly could not have been more relieved to see Nelson if she had tried. At least he's still up and kicking, if you could call it that. Once he came out with a flourish, she noticed his beat-up body fighting with him. The Market sure hasn't been kind to him since they had last seen each other in the Hospital.
"Nelson, I mean this with all the good intentions in my heart, but honest to god you look awful. Anyway, you're too ugly to be Girl Power," she remarked, giving him a light punch on his shoulder.
A brand new person advanced towards her and instinctively she reached for her bow before she remembered that oh right, she doesn't have that anymore. She'd have to rely on the others to let her know if she needed to be on the offensive at this point. "Well, dark and myusterious new guy, that's a given. We heard Vester give the orders to release the pods when we were in the watchtower and he sounded as serious as I've ever heard. He's hunting us down like dogs, no matter who gets caught in the crossfire. We have to know who specifically is doing what so we don't waste actions and our time and hopefully we can keep casualties down to a minimum."
Post by Sydney Gardiner on Jan 9, 2016 22:37:46 GMT -6
"I can attempt to Hack one of the pods if that's what we need to do," Syd responded, hoping and praying that they wouldn't ask her to do the one thing she wasn't prepared to do, attack the armored peacekeeper. "Or scavenge or...something." A family business means there were family ties and she couldn't be sure that the person under the helmet wasn't a member of her family. Mainly, she was concerned for her only sibling. She had no way of knowing.
Post by Sydney Gardiner on Jan 9, 2016 23:09:14 GMT -6
"I bet even Nelson could get a good swing in if he wanted to," she chuckled, shoving him lightly. "So I'm gonna try and do that, like, in a second. I just need some kind of breather. How're you holding up, Nelly?"
Post by Nelson Clark on Jan 9, 2016 23:24:59 GMT -6
Nelson smirked, he wanted nothing more than to take out the Peacekeeper he'd been at odds with for the past few days. He was looking forward to this. "Oh don't you all worry...I've got my good friend here." he motioned to the wandering Peacekeeper. "Me and him have a bit of a rapport going. He hits me, I hit him. It's...lots of fun." Nelson waved his arms, "And after that I can do two more, provided we can disable the second pod."
Nelson clapped Syd on the shoulder, "Awesome, so we don't have to worry. Splendid.Awesome." he rubbed at his side before smirking at the pair of them, "Oh I'm fine. Couldn't be better." Nelson shouldered his gun. "Don't you worry. It takes a lot more than that to hurt me"
he leaned in close to Val, "So..Wren said Syd is a peacekeeper. are you sure we can trust her? Like--she's my district mate and all that but---are you sure?"
"Also--I'm so not in hot shape. The Peacekeeper--although he only has fists--he can do a lot of damage to me." Nelson stared at her. "Listen--if we can't hack that pod, and if for some reason it's all going to shit---I'm almost as good as dead anyway, Val. I can sacrifice myself."
Post by Sydney Gardiner on Jan 9, 2016 23:28:16 GMT -6
"I haven't been successful yet but don't worry, I'll make use of the energy pill I have. Gives me another shot and hopefully this will work," Syd replied before kneeling back next to the pod to figure it out.
Post by Sydney Gardiner on Jan 9, 2016 23:49:17 GMT -6
A slow whirring noise echoed from the pod as Syd breathed out a huge sigh of relief. "Oh thank god", she muttered to herself before standing up and facing the group. "Well, looks like nobody's letting the dogs out today. We're good here. Aroooo." Syd pretended to howl as she walked back to them.
"Oh my god," Syd did her best to cover her face to stop from wheezing in laughter.
Post by Nelson Clark on Jan 9, 2016 23:52:03 GMT -6
"I can give you several shots." Nelson motioned to his gun, "All of them are in here though."
Nelson smirked and blew a kiss. "I wish he'd take off the helmet and show me his face. I think his lack of communication is hindering our relationship. Plus the fact that he's trying to kill me. But...minor things. They can't stop our true love."
He glanced at Syd, hoping for some good news with the pods, it was one less thing to worry about. "It's okay though. As long as there's some of us fighting the good fight, we always stand a chance. To reach the party on the other side. Where I am going to dance with my boyfriend sans helmet and drink."
"....okay, if you guys say she can be trusted, I'm inclined to believe you. After all, attacking me would just be no fun." "...Deo was a fuck anyway."
Post by Sydney Gardiner on Jan 10, 2016 0:24:20 GMT -6
"Listen, we saved everyone here. A good proper hug is the least I can do." She returned the hug and truthfully, she wasn't used to the physical affection. She didn't grow up with it and it was...nice, something she hadn't experienced in a while. "Anyways, you honestly needn't worry, I can come to my own conclusions after the cuddle party in the watch tower yesterday."
"Hope so. It's what I can do right now. One last hurrah before the march to the guillotine."
Post by Minerva Umber on Jan 10, 2016 4:21:33 GMT -6
Minerva wandered over, "Sorry I've been so quiet gals. You two are the most interesting Peacekeepers I've ever met." She looked around... "I didn't know there could be people like you." She glanced at Val and Syd, "and you saved us all... and I wasn't able to help." She nearly broke down in tears, this all started to feel so real now.
"Is there anything I can do to help?"
Minerva looked at the two girls. "Ladies, I don't know what's up or what's down any more, I know Harlie is here and a Peacekeeper as well, but I just want to make it out alive. Are you two trying to win this fight, or just survive?!? I need to know what my team is to be honest. Blood or no blood, diplomacy or no diplomacy. Right now I just want to..." she looked down, "I just want to belong."
She looked over at Nelson. "You know... you're cute, if you weren't taken by our recently lost Peacekeeper friend... well you know." She winked, and then couldn't help laughing at the absurdity of this whole damn thing.
Post by Nelson Clark on Jan 10, 2016 12:11:41 GMT -6
"I AM CUTE. THANK YOU." Nelson grinned, "Well...you could put on the mask and threaten me the way he used to. 'Hey kid get out of the street! Traitor!'" he waved his fist in an exaggerated manner, "I'm going to miss his squeaky voice."
"Syd, don't act like you don't reek either. We all smell. It's been a week."
"You could--I don't know--keep us company. It's better to go through this with someone at your side rather than hunting each other down, right?" Nelson shrugged, clearing a spot for Minerva to sit. "Because...if these pods were showing up, then it's clear that the Capitol doesn't necessarily care who the pods hurt. They've stopped caring about what side we're on. They're hunting us like dogs."
Post by Harlie Maybank on Jan 10, 2016 15:00:18 GMT -6
"It's pretty clear that the real enemy is Vester and the Capital." replied Harlie to Holly. "It looks like we mopped up his traps for the day! I don't need food for the today. But does anyone want me to get some fore them?"
"I think the rebels spent all there actions on the pods and peacekeeper. We should both hack and attack Wallace Barker. I don't think anyone will miss him."
Post by Holly Edison on Jan 10, 2016 15:34:32 GMT -6
"Wallace! I'm so glad you're okay!" Holly was glad to see so many friends again, and to have brought new ones. "Damn, Val. Thank you. And Syd you took care of the last pod - is that Peacekeeper still wandering around, Nelson? I assume with your close relationship you would know." Holly smiled at him and awaited answers.
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