Post by Holly Edison on Jan 1, 2016 12:33:37 GMT -6
Holly burst in the door, her face and clothes covered in Demetri's blood. He was weak and supported by Holly but he seemed to be able to handle himself for now, deeply wounded he'd need attention soon. Holly left him to his own devices and turned her attention to Janet.
"You shot Demetri, you bitch."
"Dante and Janet must die. They may kill Demetri today - they'll certainly try to shoot me too now that's they've heavily wounded him. They're working together as Peacekeepers, Dante told us days ago - he isn't on our side and isn't a friend."
I've got three guaranteed hits I took on Janet. Anyone else want to hit for the other five?
Post by Gwendolyn Fisk on Jan 1, 2016 13:05:32 GMT -6
Gwen ran over to Demetri to help support him, "Great. Just what we need when we have a Peacekeeper attacking us." She glared coldly over at Janet, "Is this true?" She spotted Wren approach as well, but no sign of Cal with him. She wanted to ask about him, but there was too much going on that had to take priority.
"I'm not much use in a fight, but I can try. We also have a Peacekeeper that attacked Nelson yesterday." She gritted her teeth. Things were a bit too quiet for too long. She just didn't expect something like this to happen.
Post by Wren Hartwood on Jan 1, 2016 14:04:12 GMT -6
Wren saw a crowd forming in the market and he ran to them. Luckily, he saw a few faces he'd hoped to see there.
"Holly! Gwen! Shit, Demetri are you okay?" Wren stopped as he saw the mess around Demetri and Holly. He shook his head and blurted out his promised messages first.
Wren spoke quickly as the crowd began to grow. Wren recognized Dante from the maintenance closet and kitchen scramble the night everyone split.
"Nelson, Sydney says hello and wanted me to check that you're doing alright. Gwen, Val: Cal took Eloise to the hospital. She wanted me, but I had promised Holly, Wallace, and Demetri I'd meet them back here and I felt a responsibility to make it back here and touch base with everyone as planned. Cal said you both should know why he didn't come to the Market on Day 4, and if you need some sort of verification on myself, to tell you he said 'Where is my mind.' He actually spied on me, which pissed me off, but now he has confirmation for you guys. So I hope that helps." Wren attempted to smile at Gwen and Val, despite the chaos around them.
TO: Holly, Demetri, Gwen, Wallace, Nelson (val wouldn't fit sorry) "Cal's alright, but he got into a nasty fight with a random peacekeeper that was patrolling the streets outside the watchtower. It only took a few punches from Cal and a few shots from me to take him down, though. We killed him. I gave Cal my last bullet from the handgun to protect himself. Eloise is armed now as well, so she should be fine.
Nelson is a rebel. So is Lartius, who stayed in the watchtower. Pretty sure Sydney is a peacekeeper, but Cal talked to her about becoming a peacebringer like himself and Val.
I found out about Dante (and Sharlot) and planned to take him (well, both) out if he was still here. I have a bow and some jacker venom, so I can help with either Dante or Janet. Do we know if they're both at full health?
Nelson has some morphling, so maybe if Demetri's really that bad Nelson would consider sharing. I never made it to the hospital, sorry guys. The watchtower had some good equipment though, and I have a running list of rebels and enemies.
Rebels: Wallace, Holly, Demetri, Gwen, Wren, Eloise, Lartius, Nelson (possibly Gillian) Other allies: Cal, Val -both are refusing to hack for their side because they believe in the accord Peacekeepers: Dante, Sharlot, Deo, Janet I guess? Probably Sydney"
Post by Holly Edison on Jan 1, 2016 14:28:48 GMT -6
"Damn, Wren you've been busy."
"Well, based on what we know now then - if Janet is taken care of then Dante MUST die. If anyone does any damage, let us know. He actively pledged to work against the rebels - he needs to be put down. I'm sorry I trusted him, but we all have our roles to play. No clue on health of either, before this. So to be safe, I say we hit Dante until we know he's dead."
"Demetri, if you're dying leave me whatever weapons you have so I'm not empty-handed when the time comes. I had to use the last gun I had on that girl."
Post by Wren Hartwood on Jan 1, 2016 14:31:14 GMT -6
Wren was impressed by Demetri's strength despite all he's been through. He sighed. Damn. What a guy. Plus, Demetri just looked like a total badass covered in blood and holding multiple guns.
He shrugged at Holly. "I've been dealing with a lot of planning and updating people. Plus, Cal and I got some unexpected quality time in together on day 2." He blushed.
He saw something move at the far end of the market. "Shit. I didn't see that peacekeeper until now. This place is way too crowded."
Wren looked around frantically. "Nelson Clark are you willing to give that morphling up and help Demetri out? If not, I get it. Everyone's looking out for themselves, but I think you should consider helping if you're not in too bad of shape."
Wren directed his attention back to Demetri. "Damn. Thanks for taking her out, man. Should I direct my attention to Dante and the random peacekeeper, then? I could start with one hit at Dante, maybe use the jacker venom to lower his food level in case we don't finish him off today.
Is anyone else armed to take on Dante or willing to throw some punches at the peacekeeper over there? I bet we can take him out even with some hand to hand combat, but we should coordinate and update each other on our *progress (rolls)* so no one's wasting time."
Post by Gwendolyn Fisk on Jan 1, 2016 16:55:46 GMT -6
Gwen raised her eyebrow and grinned at Wren's comment of "quality time" with Cal. "Well, well, Wren, you scamp. Quality time, eh?" She winked, "Perhaps we can swap stories? Share some notes?"
"I managed to get a hit on Dante. I wondered why he was avoiding giving us any information on Holly and Demetri and what happened over there. Figures that Minerva was a Peacekeeper. Bitch stole some of my food before she left."
Post by Nelson Clark on Jan 1, 2016 17:44:47 GMT -6
"WREN!" Nelson was thrilled to see his friend, "aren't you a sight for deceptively sore eyes." He patted his cheeks before stepping bac, "wait. My district mate? You saw her? I thought she was at the hospital.I'm fine except for the whole getting shot thing." Nelson rubbed at the crude bandage he'd managed to make.
Nelson took in all the information Wren was spouting at him, "wait...Syd is a Peacekeeper?"
"I'm not the picture of health but I think I'm doing better than Demetri and what the hell; I didn't expect to live this long anyway. Yeah, I'll share. I only have one vial so while it won't supercharge you, it should give you a boost."
"I tried to take out the Peacekeeper but when you're going up against a gun with fists, sometimes shit happens. I did wound him though. I'm pretty good at attacking so I can go hand to hand with someone if we need it. I can maybe give Dante a run for his money, I doubt he'll suspect me attacking him."
Post by Wren Hartwood on Jan 1, 2016 17:49:32 GMT -6
"Hey, man!" Wren hugged Nelson even though he was stepping back. "Yeah, she came up to us on the watchtower yesterday. I mentioned some info on her earlier, I hope you heard? And yeah, seems everyone's got some damage at this point. Shit's getting real, and real fast."
Wren laughed at Gwen. "I'm sure you could guess. He told me he mentioned what we have to you and Val during day 1. He said he hoped you'd respect that. But if you must know, yes. We're a thing. Since the day we met on the roof during training, basically. It's...pretty serious at this point I guess."
Wren looked down, slightly uncomfortable discussing this with Gwen. He still had some residual bitter feelings towards her. "I hear you and Val...? Or maybe I'm mistaken...?"
"I got 1 arrow of damage on Dante, and minus 1 food level in case we can't quite finish him off in one day. That'd help drain him. I can get a few more shots in, if I need to."
Wren looked around.
"Cal's really worried you guys have been brainwashed by Sharlot, so I figured I'd just let you all know she's like Dante. Peacekeeper, once pretended to help the accord but then turned and hacked for their side. Fuck, she was even in the alcove with Eloise, Millie, and I. So if anyone sees her, she needs to go down, too."
"Nelson, are you still feeling the same as you were in the tower or have you been injured further? Did you already heal yourself up?"
Post by Nelson Clark on Jan 1, 2016 17:59:23 GMT -6
Nelson nodded, "I guess I just--didn't expect it. I mean, we weren't that close but I figured district mates should like--I don't even know. It's just so good to see you." Nelson shook out, wincing.
"WAIT WHAT. You and Cal are a THING
"I---oh. That should be good. If someone else will go with me, I'll for sure try and take him out. But I'm not doing it alone again."
"I--well I have to be honest. I was sent to the watchtower to kill Cal, Sharlot was acting like a ally and told me how Cal was a Peacekeeper and I was fully prepared to like--but then you walked in and a I was outnumbered but then j got to know you guys and what it was you were doing and God, I so badly want to take out Sharlot. She almost just--fuck. I'm in this whole mess because I talked to a pretty girl who ended up being evil."
"when I met you in the Watchtower, I had taken 2 damage from a botched hack job in the hospital thanks to Deo. But yesterday, I got shot by the Peacekeeper and took another 2. Luckily I was able to land one hit on the Peacekeeper. I didn't use it yet, I was waiting for you or Cal to get here."
Post by Wren Hartwood on Jan 1, 2016 18:17:54 GMT -6
Wren shrugged. "Whatever. Lots of people are things. It's not like everyone will make it out of this alive anyway, so we're at least hoping to have another day together at some point." Wren's expression fell flat, as this was the first time he'd admitted the possibility of him or Cal dying. He felt sick, so he sat down and tried to shake the thought.
"Heh. And yeah, sorry man. I thought you knew, with our hushed conversations."
He turned to Val. "Hey. Cal told me you guys had some interesting conversations. That's good to know." He then glanced over at Gwen. "What do you wanna know? We can chat over in the corner if you really wanna know anything." (OOC: new thread if you want)
"He's a peacekeeper, but he calls himself a PeaceBRINGER. He says Val is the same. He's completely devoted to the accord, and to me. I'm not quick to trust anyone, but I trust him with everything I have."
Wren winced. "As for Sharlot, she's a lying two-timing bitch. She's been playing mind games for way too long, playing up both sides. Cal spied on her, confirmed with her hacking attempt, and stole her stupid token. And you should trust Cal, because he helped me take out a peacekeeper yesterday. Like I've said, sometimes it's a person's actions that define them more than their title. I'm hoping that, if I survive this thing, I can try to get our two peacebringers Cal & Val pardoned from execution."
He sat up and looked back at Nelson. "I'll go try to get another arrow in at Dante if you wanna throw a punch at him or something."
OOC: (left wallace out of this one, since nothing's too new to him & val wouldn't fit in my past whispers. Sorry, Val. Too many allies, not enough spots in whisper boxes)
Val: "Cal's at the hospital with Eloise. We took out a peacekeeper together, but he got hurt in the process. I gave him my handgun with one bullet so I think he'll be okay for a bit. Eloise is also armed, so maybe she can help him."
Post by Holly Edison on Jan 1, 2016 18:31:11 GMT -6
Holly smiled, it was nice to be among friends again.
"Glad you found someone, Wren."
"I trust Cal more than I trust Sharlot. I hardly know Cal, but Sharlot's story didn't add up. We spied on her, she'd clearly been attacked. She tried to spin a story about Gwen feeling rejected and turningon her romantically... which isn't exactly true to form for Gwen. She'd just move on to the next pretty thing - the idea of her being vindictive and getting all of your to turn on her reeked of bullshit. And I've said before that I trust Valeria, anyone willing to paint a target on their back back in those kitchens and admit who they are before we even came out here... Well, she took a huge risk."
Holly looked around at her comrades.
"By my count, Gwen got 1 on Dante, Wren got 1 and took some food. But that's it - we have to hit him 6 more times to be sure. Who else? Demetri may help but we don't know for sure how that's going."
Post by Nelson Clark on Jan 1, 2016 18:31:34 GMT -6
"Hey, I think we're doing all right for ourselves so far. No ones dead yet." Nelson sat next to Wren and shook him a little, "we're all good right now. Cal will be here soon and we'll all get through this cause there's a lot of us here. It's a regular party." He was shit at trying to help Wren feel a little better. "It's a party just with--less....balloons."
"WHA--Nooooo! I didn't! Is anyone else getting it on during this?? Am I just missing something?"
"Yeah...Sharlot mentioned the token stealing. She also mentioned Gwendolyn a little bit but I'm not sure. Everyone kind of has been unsure about me here, so I just kind of...did my own thing. Of course I trust Cal. I trust you and Cal, because you both didn't kill me in the Watchtower even after you knew I had talked with Sharlot. You didn't even threaten me. You let me come to my own conclusions, especially about what it is we're doing. You guys gave me the reason and a cause to fight for, which I didn't have."
"....execution? Wait, let's not worry about that. We're gonna make it. We're gonna survive this. I'm sure of it, right? Yeah? I'll do whatever I can; Ijust know that the Peacekeeper has a bit of fight in him. I should've scavenged more morphling."
Post by Wren Hartwood on Jan 1, 2016 18:42:19 GMT -6
Wren couldn't help but burst into laughter from Nelson's pathetic attempt to cheer him up. "Thanks, man. What a party, huh? Sorry I didn't order any escorts for you, but it seems our tastes differ in those regards." Wren winked at him. "Talking to shifty, lying girls isn't good for you, man. Maybe you should talk to more dudes."
"And I'm sure there are more couplings. I just bet most have been mainly...physical and not as emotionally involved. But with death knocking on your door, who wouldn't jump at the chance, right Gwen?" Wren smirked at her.
He turned to Holly. "And thank you. It's been...a comfort knowing there's one definite person to have my back when I feared the worst from some scheming bitch going around."
I got 1 more arrow in, so we're up to 3 hits for sure on Dante.
Post by Nelson Clark on Jan 1, 2016 18:52:39 GMT -6
"Now see, I'm quite in tune with what I like and although Demteri has an impressive beard, you have those doe eyes from heaven and Cal's sculpted face makes me want to punch it, I'm not into dudes in that way. Not to say that I won't tell you that you're pretty." Nelson turned to the others,"...please don't think ill of me. I promise I'm more normal than this conversation would lead you to believe."
"I'm so oblivious. Unless there's a neon sign with 'CAUTION: BONING PAIR HERE.', I might never know."
Post by Gwendolyn Fisk on Jan 1, 2016 19:24:17 GMT -6
Gwen grinned back at Wren, "I'm just glad there's love in the air along with all the bullets. Might cushion the blow." Gwen glanced over at Val, "Alas, it's that very thing that eludes me. We haven't exactly talked too much about it yet," she sighed. "Ah, well, perhaps after the dust has settled."
Gwen clapped Nelson on the shoulder and gave him a warm smile, "Don't worry about it, champ. Not all of us are as attuned to the song of romance as others."
Post by Nelson Clark on Jan 1, 2016 19:34:03 GMT -6
"HEY! If that's a crack at my romancing skills THEN....okay. Fair enough. Fair enough." Nelson grinned at Gwen. "It doesn't help when most of the people I live with constantly smell of fish. Not exactly romantic."
Post by Gwendolyn Fisk on Jan 1, 2016 19:50:40 GMT -6
Gwen winked at Nelson, "Well, I could most certainly help with your romancing skills."
Gwen nudged Holly and grinned, "By the way, I'm glad you got me pegged. I wrote off Sharlot the moment she fled the dining hall on our first day." Her grin disappeared, "With that said, I get first shot at her when we see her next."
Post by Wren Hartwood on Jan 1, 2016 20:12:27 GMT -6
Wren shook his head at Gwen's flirtations and ran his hands through his hair. "Some things never change, eh?"
He looked around. He knew Wallace was there, but hadn't spoken to him yet. Maybe he'll show up eventually. Actually, Janet and Dante haven't shown their faces, either. Where IS everyone?
"Glad we've got Dante nearly accounted for. But what about this guy?" Wren nodded towards the far end of the market, where a peacekeeper was lurking and searching for rebels. "He looks weak, I bet we could just punch him to death if we run out of ammo."
"Let me know if we need any more attention on Dante. I have one arrow left."
Wren felt a bit paranoid at the recent short discussion points. He hoped people weren't talking about him quietly or anything. He frowned. He had complete faith in and deeply cared for this rag-tag team, so he hoped they trusted him, too...He even left Cal to fulfill his promise to meet up for today. With Eloise leaving in the other direction, he felt it was up to him to keep everyone updated on information and fight when he's needed.
OOC: Val's not in this one, sorry. I never know who to fit in. Can you add an extra person somehow? Gwen, feel free to whisper-copy these to her if you think she needs to hear anything I haven't told her yet
"Wallace Barker you're a good hacker, right? Think you could make an attempt or two just in case Dante or Janet are trying anything?"
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