Double Cross - Leviathan Part 2

Jun 26th, 2015
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  1. [17:52] <Midnight> With nowhere to go and the government after them, our heroes look for a home as well as answer to who burned them and evidence to support their own innocence.
  2. [17:54] <Midnight> For now, Jamie has offered to set them up in a temporary home. Her intelligence team is none too happy about their cramped workspace but they'll have to get over it.
  3. [17:56] <Tsukimiya_Mary> "Ah... so this is where we'll stay?" Mary has her hand on her cheek as the inspects the place, lips pursed as she pokes around.
  4. [17:56] <Ian_Goodwill> "So, you're not UGN, Jamie, and you've hanged around with us for a while now. I can trust you, but let's be honest, how safe can this place be?", Ian is sitting on top of a carton box filled with all kinds of papers.
  5. [17:59] <Midnight> Jamie shrugs. "Well, as far as I know, there is not one viable connection of this place to me, or any of you." She points to a small girl working at a bank of computers. "Weasel here bought this place as a representative of a small family owned business that doesn't exist. The only people who knows what goes on here was my team, plus you now."
  6. [18:00] <Ian_Goodwill> Ian sighs and kicks himself straight up. "Alright, but we can't hide forever. What's the plan now? What do we know, anyway?"
  7. [18:02] <Tsuboki_Junko> Junko emerges from the bathroom with a towel around her neck. She'd ditched her school uniform for now and dyed her hair a more natural black to hide the blonde color she'd been dying for years as a delinquent. "We know someone needs an ass-kicking."
  8. [18:03] <Midnight> "Well, we know someone fairly high up in the UGN wants us dead. We know that they've marked us as double agents and will probably be searching for us." She nods. "And she's right. We need to prove our innocence or at least expose the people who are truly guilty."
  9. [18:03] <Ian_Goodwill> "That's good enough for me.", Ian's suit is now more conservative, plated with ceramic plates underneath it, with plenty of pockets in them to hide all types of ammunition.
  10. [18:04] <Tsukimiya_Mary> "A constant in this troubled world," Mary nods, sitting seiza-style. She hasn't done anything to her appearance yet.
  11. [18:06] <Ian_Goodwill> "We'll make it out just fine, Mary. I can guarantee that to you.", Ian nods to her, almost instinctively reaching for a smoke until one of Jamie's research crew glares at him, painfully reminding him of the no smoking policy.
  12. [18:08] <Tsukimiya_Mary> "And if we don't, there is always the next cycle, hm?" She smiles, hands folded in her lap peacefully. "A worm in the apple is a troublesome matter though. Such a thing would leave a trail though, no? Can we discover who chose to cast us aside?"
  13. [18:08] <Tsukimiya_Mary> "Or even, the information that led them to such a conclusion?"
  14. [18:13] <Midnight> "That's the thing. Whoever is doing this is good. Really good. Most of the trails lead to us. There's documents reporting either direct contact with false hearts or records showing pay that is unnaccounted for." She points at the box Ian is sitting on. "Even for falseified documents I almost believed them. Anything else we could findwas too classified even for my best hacker." Weasel turns around and makes a face but Jamie waves h
  15. [18:14] <Midnight> "So our only option was to see what else was different at the UGN and we found one other anomaly. All of the missions that were going to be assigned to us or would have been within our expertise were all given to a single pair of agents."
  16. [18:15] <Tsukimiya_Mary> "Ah... So somebody took credit for the work we did?" Mary pouts, "How rude, taking what little I do!"
  17. [18:18] <Midnight> "Well, probably not taking credit, or they'd be burned too."
  18. [18:21] <Ian_Goodwill> "Layman's terms, Jamie. What can we do about this?", Ian sighs and crosses his arms.
  19. [18:22] <Midnight> "Basically we find out what is so special about these two and why they got our jobs. See if they can lead us to the person that burned us."
  20. [18:23] <Ian_Goodwill> "Right, then. And who are those two? Got a clue?"
  21. [18:25] <Midnight> "Names and designations but nothing about whereabouts. Akira 'Gun Show' Morikawa and Hiteo 'Flashing Blade' Kanemoto."
  22. [18:26] <Tsuboki_Junko> "Gun Show? Snrk."
  23. [18:27] <Ian_Goodwill> "City N is huge, we can't just hope to stumble on them by chance."
  24. [18:28] <Midnight> "Right. We have to find them, somehow."
  25. [18:28] <Tsukimiya_Mary> "Mm... If that's the lead we have..." Mary stands and brushes herself off, "I suppose we should get started." With that, her form shimmers. Her hair goes black and slips up her back to bob and curl as her eyes go from their silvery gray to a muddy beige. Her skin picks up a few shades, and she loses a few inches from her height and waist.
  26. [18:29] * Tsukimiya_Mary looks like a painfully boring high school student as even her face changes, eyes half-lidding mouth turning rom that perpetual "c" to a forked ">"
  27. [18:33] <Ian_Goodwill> Ian gives her an interested glance as he picks up his things. "Oh? Do you happen to know who they are?"
  28. [18:33] <Midnight> "Is that new?" Jamie looks pretty shocked, not to mention the normies in her crew.
  29. [18:33] * Tsuboki_Junko is speachless.
  30. [18:34] <Tsukimiya_Mary> "Eh?" She sounds the same at least, "Eh? Eh. Eeeeeeh. eeeeeeeeh" She tries to get it sounding tired and boring. "I've met Kanemoto-kun before, he's attending the high school."
  31. [18:35] <Tsuboki_Junko> "What, he is? I don't remember seeing him."
  32. [18:36] <Tsukimiya_Mary> "Oh! I just learned this too!" Mary seems excited, her body shifting yet again to look similar to Junko. It's a little off (a few strands of white in the hair) but you have to look pretty close.
  33. [18:36] <Tsukimiya_Mary> "Well, do you talk to anybody at your school?" Mary's voice from Junko sounds wrong.
  34. [18:38] <Ian_Goodwill> Ian frowns at the poor imitation. "Copycat, uh? Learning tricks from that Fake-Jamie?"
  35. [18:38] <Tsuboki_Junko> Junko giver her an odd look, poking a cheek. "Well, no, I guess I don't/
  36. [18:39] <Tsukimiya_Mary> "Kyaa~" Mary bats at her hand, shrinking away, "That's why. And that's just their cover anyways, they work for the UGN, but we knew that." She pouts at Ian, "I may have had an idea from that."
  37. [18:41] <Ian_Goodwill> "Right then, since it's his cover, we might as well go check it at least."
  38. [18:42] <Ian_Goodwill> "Oh, before we go, can you morph into what he looks like?"
  39. [18:42] <Ian_Goodwill> "So we can all identify him."
  40. [18:42] <Tsukimiya_Mary> "J-jeez, if you think that's the best!" Mary crosses her arms, looking away, "Is this not good enough?"
  41. [18:44] * Tsukimiya_Mary takes the opportunity to shift into what she remembers Flashing Blade.
  42. [18:45] <Tsuboki_Junko> "Hrm, thinking about it, I've maybe seen him in the hallway a few times." Junko folds her arms over her chest.
  43. [18:46] * Tsukimiya_Mary shifts into a teenager with white hair in a ponytail and silver eyes. She (he?) loses some weight, skinny and tall. "Eh... I dunno if I like looking like this though..."
  44. [18:47] <Ian_Goodwill> "That's fine, it's just for a reference point. Thank you very much, Mary.", Ian then seems more than eager to leeave the no-smoking area.
  45. [18:47] <Tsuboki_Junko> "Y-you look better feminine." Junko comments, pulling at a locke of hair as she looks away.
  46. [18:48] * Tsukimiya_Mary turns back into her boring look, "I think so too. Oh! Is that why- ohoo..." Mary's new face looks suspiciously cat-like. "I see, I see."
  47. [18:50] <Midnight> You all prepare yourselves to leave before Weasel pipes up. "You guys headed to the school?"
  48. [18:51] <Ian_Goodwill> "That we are.", Ian has a bike helmet under his arm by the exit, too.
  49. [18:51] <Tsukimiya_Mary> "For the first time in my life as a student," Mary blurts out.
  50. [18:52] <Ian_Goodwill> "...You've never owned a van, right?"
  51. [18:52] <Midnight> "Gonna be hard to find anyone there mid June."
  52. [18:54] <Tsukimiya_Mary> "What is a Van?" Mary turns her head and tilts it, "Well... I'm sure we'll find them."
  53. [18:56] <Tsuboki_Junko> Junko pushes a motorcycle helmet into Mary's arms. "Here."
  54. [18:56] <Tsukimiya_Mary> "Ah... This again?" Mary pulls it over her head, curly hair poofing out the visor.
  55. [18:58] <Ian_Goodwill> "Time to bully the bully, then.", Ian makes the engine of his bike roar, ready to follow Junko.
  56. [18:59] <Tsuboki_Junko> Not that Junko needed a helmet. She's the first outside into the summer heat, already pulling at her shirt's collar to fan herself. It's a plain white top that says Money Is Like Much Not Not and it isn't hard to see the shadow of her sports bra under it.
  57. [19:00] <Tsukimiya_Mary> "Aaah... I should try that appeal sometime. Although, it's got a strange mark on it," Mary muses.
  58. [19:01] <Tsuboki_Junko> Junko isn't keen on revving her poor bike's engine but she's ready to go. A thumbs up to Ian and it's out into traffic with Mary on the back of her bike.
  59. [19:02] <Midnight> You all head off for the highschool, hoping to find Hiteo Kanemoto. The school is bustling, students milling or heading to classes.
  60. [19:03] <Tsukimiya_Mary> Mary has no idea what "personal space" or "don't grab there" or "seriously stop this makes it hard to steer." Junko might enjoy herself more than Ian did.
  61. [19:08] <Ian_Goodwill> Ian pulls over and takes his helmet off, his hair ruffled by the ride and the wind. "Can't complain about this weather."
  62. [19:09] <Tsukimiya_Mary> "Eeeeh... It must be hell where you're from." Mary finally lets go of Junko, stumbling off the bike. She pulls off the helmet and her hair pops up, out of control.
  63. [19:10] <Midnight> Jamie gets off Ian's Bike. "It's pretty nice yeah. Makes riding a bike worth it."
  64. [19:10] <Tsuboki_Junko> Junko's cheeks are bright red as she climbs off her motorcycle, almost immediately pulling at her shorts. They didn't go down past her fingertips and she regretted the purchase already.
  65. [19:11] <Tsukimiya_Mary> "Crazy," Mary murmurs, "Maybe when this is over I'll move to a city by the ocean."
  66. [19:16] <Ian_Goodwill> "Change of pace could be nice.", Ian replies as he throws his helmet into a compartment under the seat.
  67. [19:18] <Tsuboki_Junko> "So what year is this kid?"
  68. [19:18] <Tsukimiya_Mary> "Eh..." Mary shrugs, "I dunno. I didn't bother asking back then. I just give advice to people, you know?"
  69. [19:20] <Tsuboki_Junko> "Advice? So what should I do with my life?" She tries to put her hands in her pockets but they're sewn shut. Fuck.
  70. [19:20] <Tsukimiya_Mary> "Mm, my normal advice doesn't work, but, maybe be a little more honest and open with what you want?" Mary smiles a little, but it just does not fit her current face.
  71. [19:21] <Ian_Goodwill> Ian throws away a cigarette he was enjoying. "Where did you first meet him anyway? Maybe he hangs out around there."
  72. [19:21] <Tsuboki_Junko> "Haaah? How am I not honest and open?"
  73. [19:23] <Tsukimiya_Mary> "Ahahaha," Mary laughs a little, "We should find them. Perhaps... Eh, making a scene would be..."
  74. [19:28] * Tsukimiya_Mary shrugs, and goes about asking around, really all she can do.
  75. [19:28] <Tsuboki_Junko> Junko does the same, trying to avoid anyone that might recognize her immediately.
  76. [19:33] <Tsukimiya_Mary> "Eh? Misbehaving?" Mary frowns a little, "The principal's office..." She mentions it to the others.
  77. [19:34] <Tsuboki_Junko> "He's around here somewhere. Probably."
  78. [19:34] <Ian_Goodwill> "If he was called to the 'Principal's office' this morning and hasn't surfaced since, he's on UGN business."
  79. [19:35] <Tsuboki_Junko> "I get called there all the time and never get missions."
  80. [19:36] <Ian_Goodwill> "Yeah, but you don't necessarily go missing all day, do you.", Ian snickers.
  81. [19:36] <Tsuboki_Junko> "Wouldn't he have been called to a classroom? Like us."
  82. [19:38] <Ian_Goodwill> "Well, perhaps we can convince the secretary we have a meeting with the principal, then.", Ian suggests as a backup plan.
  83. [19:38] * Tsuboki_Junko shrugs. "Just guessing here."
  84. [19:39] <Tsuboki_Junko> "I just hit stuff." The wall gets a punch for emphasis.
  85. [19:41] <Tsukimiya_Mary> "It can't be that hard," Mary chimes in.
  86. [19:42] <Ian_Goodwill> Ian then closes his throwaway phone. "Now, I don't want us to focus on too many leads at once, but there's been radio silence a couple blocks away from here."
  87. [19:43] <Tsukimiya_Mary> "Radio silence?" Mary frowns a little, "Strange, considering..."
  88. [19:46] <Ian_Goodwill> "Well, let's go check that principal first, alright?"
  89. [19:46] <Tsuboki_Junko> "Yeah."
  90. [19:47] * Tsukimiya_Mary nods, "Let's get going then!"
  91. [19:49] <Midnight> Those that go get into the main building easily enough and up to the secretary for the principle. She's got a nasely voice and looks bored as hell. "Yes. Can I help you?"
  92. [19:51] <Tsuboki_Junko> "We're here to see the principle."
  93. [19:51] <Tsukimiya_Mary> "Yes, we're here to speak to the Principal." Mary bows respectfully, hands clasped in front of her.
  94. [19:52] <Midnight> "And do you have an appointment?"
  95. [19:53] <Ian_Goodwill> "Of course we do, should start in about 15 minutes.", Ian bluffs.
  96. [19:54] <Ian_Goodwill> "Do you not have it? I swear, every goddamn time I come here, there's always a problem with your system." He gives the woman an annoyed frown.
  97. [19:55] <Midnight> She doesn't look too convinced. "It's not in the paperwork." She's not even looking down.
  98. [20:03] <Ian_Goodwill> Ian leans annoyed against the counter. "Is this going to be like last time, where you make me wait here for half an hour and I end up being late and making the man wait?"
  99. [20:05] <Midnight> "He's not even in. He went on lunch. So no, I don't think it will be like last time unless you had security called on you last time."
  100. [20:10] <Ian_Goodwill> "Very well then, we'll just wait for him here until he's back from lunch.", Ian sits still, not intent on moving much.
  101. [20:11] * Tsukimiya_Mary sighs a little, "Miss, I'm terribly sorry we're disturbing you like this, but could we have his number. My older brother is just concerned." Another deep bow. "It concerns my academic future."
  102. [20:16] <Midnight> "The principal's number is for emergencies only. You will have to wait."
  103. [20:17] <Ian_Goodwill> "Okay, enough.", Ian loses his patience and deploys a warding.
  104. [20:17] <Tsukimiya_Mary> "... I see." Mary does the same.
  105. [20:17] <Tsuboki_Junko> "Ah geez."
  106. [20:18] <Midnight> The woman is now doubly unconcious and slumps forward onto the desk.
  107. [20:18] <Ian_Goodwill> Ian jumps over the desk and reaches for her contact list for numbers.
  108. [20:19] <Tsuboki_Junko> "Right in the middle of what might as well be enemy territory." Junko throws her hands up.
  109. [20:19] <Midnight> There's numbers for all sorts of people along with the principle's number and emergency contacts that look suspiciously like UGN contact numbers.
  110. [20:19] * Tsukimiya_Mary smiles and steps around the desk, looking for a list of numbers or contact list. "Goodwill-san, will you watch the entry? Or, if you wish, Junko-chan, you can watch the door?" There's a serious edge in her normally cheerful voice.
  111. [20:20] * Tsuboki_Junko rolls her eyes and heads to peek out the door.
  112. [20:20] <Tsukimiya_Mary> "Aha... Here we are." Mary examines the numbers, taking note of them. "Mm..."
  113. [20:22] <Ian_Goodwill> Ian then jumps back over the counter and heads for the entrance. "No problems, Mary."
  114. [20:24] <Tsukimiya_Mary> "Good." Mary shakes her head and tries the door to the principal's office, just in case. "When we leave, Ian-san should probably look ahead and make sure we're safe leaving. Do you hear anything? Junko-chan, I think we can leave any angry people to you as we abscond."
  115. [20:26] <Midnight> You open the door to the principal's office and it is empty. Just before you go to close the door you notice a projection screen pulled down.
  116. [20:26] <Midnight> There's chairs arranged in a semi circle and on the screen is the UGN logo.
  117. [20:27] <Tsukimiya_Mary> "Ara~..." Mary steps in, looking to see what the projector might've been hooked up to.
  118. [20:28] <Midnight> It's connected to a computer, screen saver on the logo. Looks like when the principal went on lunch he went quickly.
  119. [20:29] <Tsukimiya_Mary> Mary jiggles the mouse, a skill she's learned from the unfortunate she's bunked with.
  120. [20:30] <Midnight> It opens to a locked screen. If only you were so lucky.
  121. [20:31] * Tsukimiya_Mary takes a deep breath, clasping her hands in front of her very tightly. "Alright. It will not let me in." She looks around for anything resembling a password and tries them, one key at a time.
  122. [20:34] <Midnight> She looks around and sees a post-it note on the screen. It clearly has a random assortment of numbers and letters. When she types that in it works wonderfully.
  123. [20:35] * Tsukimiya_Mary claps her hands together carefully, "Waai! It worked!" She looks at the screen, "I have no idea what any of this means. J-Junko-chan, are you good with these?"
  124. [20:36] <Tsuboki_Junko> "Huh?" Junko pops her head in, off door duty. "I've used them in the library. Lemme see."
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  128. [20:38] * Tsukimiya_Mary steps aside to let Junko at the computer.
  129. [20:39] <Tsuboki_Junko> She bends down to take a look.
  130. [20:42] <Tsukimiya_Mary> "Anything interesting? We should be prepared to leave soon."
  131. [20:45] <Tsuboki_Junko> "Uh, well..." click click. "Looks like Gun Show and and Flashing Blade are on a mission in the area under radio silence. There were disapperances in the area."
  132. [20:45] <Tsukimiya_Mary> "Ara~... Strage is the fate indeed," Mary hums, "Alright. We should go."
  133. [20:46] <Ian_Goodwill> "Well, guess who was right all along?", Ian smirks cheekily as they return.
  134. [20:47] <Tsukimiya_Mary> "Who said you were wrong, exactly?" Mary looks at him with a smile way too wide.
  135. [20:48] <Ian_Goodwill> Ian simply shrugs and leads the way back to the bikes. "Nevermind that."
  136. [20:49] <Tsuboki_Junko> "This could be trouble though. People were disappearing after going to see doctors about dark spots on their chests. They'd vanish in broad daylight. Last one left a leg behind with tooth marks."
  137. [20:49] <Tsukimiya_Mary> "Ah... It's kind of familiar, no?" She clambers onto the back of Junko's bike.
  138. [20:51] <Tsuboki_Junko> "I guess." Junko hops on, adjusting her shorts, before kicking the motorcycle to life. "Lead the way," she says to Ian,
  139. [21:07] <Midnight> The trip into the zone with radio silence is short. Once inside you can start to see evidence of a fight. All over there is broken streetlamps, dented or crushed cars. You follow the wreckage to a large turn around area with a fountain that has been broken. You see two forms lying in the water
  140. [21:07] <Tsukimiya_Mary> "... Junko-chan, I don't recall you leaving us at any point..."
  141. [21:08] <Tsuboki_Junko> "Har har."
  142. [21:09] <Ian_Goodwill> Ian hops off his bike and with a simple flick of the wrist, an obviously high quality arisaka rifle is in his hands. "Let's be careful."
  143. [21:09] <Tsuboki_Junko> "Better stay behind me, then."
  144. [21:10] <Tsukimiya_Mary> Mary herself draws from... somewhere... her bow, "Those two..." She approaches them carefully, an arrow already in her hand.
  145. [21:11] <Ian_Goodwill> "You'd think I'd learn my lesson.", Ian smirks as he keeps just behind Junko.
  146. [21:11] <Tsuboki_Junko> Bike left behind she makes the the two bodies Mary had been heading for.
  147. [21:12] <Tsukimiya_Mary> "Have you two been having fun without me?" Mary makes a pouting face, "I'm getting tired of looking like this."
  148. [21:13] <Ian_Goodwill> "We'll bring you to the konbini with cat donuts after this, no worries."
  149. [21:13] <Midnight> You spot the white hair easily enough. You've seen that kid before, thanks to Mary. He's lying not to far from a girl with short, dark hair who has pistols in nearly every holster position imaginable. They're both covered in schatches and the pool itself looks more red than clear where they are.
  150. [21:14] <Tsuboki_Junko> "Something got them good." Junko's posture straightens, looking around.
  151. [21:15] <Tsukimiya_Mary> "Aaaah... W-wait, what?!" Mary turns, before snapping into serious mode. At this point she just lets her disguise drop, reverting to the pale-faced priestess. "This is no good." She hurries up a tad to inspect them for signs of life.
  152. [21:15] <Ian_Goodwill> "Are they dead?", Ian examines their surroundings through the sights of his rifle.
  153. [21:17] <Midnight> When you get closer you can see that their skin still has the scars of renegade healing. Whatever hit them knocked them out cold but didn't finish the job yet.
  154. [21:18] <Ian_Goodwill> "Well, that's good. Having them dead would be a blow to us.", Ian coys his lips.
  155. [21:19] <Tsuboki_Junko> "Guess we should take care of the problem here first?"
  156. [21:19] <Ian_Goodwill> Ian shoulders his rifle and keeps scanning his environment.
  157. [21:20] * Tsukimiya_Mary kneels, checking them, and nods, "Yes. This kind of trouble... Should we lure it in?"
  158. [21:20] <Tsuboki_Junko> "Lure it with what?"
  159. [21:20] <Ian_Goodwill> "If a Gjaum is around, a warding will warn them of our presence."
  160. [21:21] <Tsuboki_Junko> "Right."
  161. [21:21] <Ian_Goodwill> Ian just does so, afterwards, Renegade spores filling the air.
  162. [21:21] * Tsukimiya_Mary nods, and in the same moment prepares her own abilities.
  163. [21:24] * Tsukimiya_Mary 's hair lights up as she starts floating again, bow held carefully as her eyes take on a bright glow.
  164. [21:29] <Tsukimiya_Mary> As she alights, she pauses for a moment, and waits- then gracefully floats a few inches to her left.
  165. [21:30] <Midnight> She hears a rush of wind and then a snapping sound just to her right then more wind.
  166. [21:31] <Tsukimiya_Mary> "Ah... So nice in this weather." Her eyes go hooded, "Come out, come out, wherever you a~are!"
  167. [21:36] <Ian_Goodwill> "Well, I can't hear it.", Ian mutters.
  168. [21:37] <Ian_Goodwill> Swift as usual, he finds himself on the roof of a building, terrifying rifle in his hands.
  169. [21:40] <Tsukimiya_Mary> "Bothersome," Mary grumbles, "However, from Tsukiyomi-no-Mikoto's light, there is no hiding." She takes a deep breath, and lets out a blast of orbs and lasers of light, carefully leaving blind spots for Junko and Ian.
  170. [21:44] * Tsukimiya_Mary disappears in a flash as her attck goes off, the beams scorching and impacting around her, her very existance seeming to disappear into a shower of stardust.
  171. [21:45] <Tsukimiya_Mary> However, over the sound of her impact, Ian can hear her laughing to herself, "Aaah... How bright."
  172. [21:45] <Midnight> You can clearly hear an unhuman roar of anger from the airspace above.
  173. [21:52] <Midnight> Heavy claws rip past armored scale and make deep furrows into the ground as the air shimmers before you and you see a giant reptillian creature with wings. It roars into your face and stretches out it's wings.
  174. [22:01] <Tsuboki_Junko> Junko's response is to gain height and muscle mass, scales more distinct and reptilian. She was the Beast King, a moe Tyrannosaurus Rex. "Eat this!" She lashed out with sharm claws attached to strong arm.
  175. [22:02] <Tsuboki_Junko> sharp*
  176. [22:03] <Midnight> The creature roars as the claws rip through it's own scales, leaving gashes through it's chest.
  177. [22:03] <Ian_Goodwill> Ian is excited like a little kid on Christmas as he looks down the building he's on, taking the reptilian in his scope. "Oh, lovely Hecate, show me your magic."
  178. [22:08] <Ian_Goodwill> The shot echoesthrough the city, the recoil perfectly controlled and the massive .50 cal round empowered by Renegade power rips through the scales of the creature, leaving a juting hole through it. The hit would've been enough to disable a lightly armored vehcile, but Renegades are another thing entirely.
  179. [22:09] <Ian_Goodwill> Ian then rushes down the building back to Junko's side, his rifle disappeared by then, replaced with his Arisaka from earlier.
  180. [22:09] * Mid (~androirc@Rizon-849D0E71.cl.ri.cox.net) Quit ( Ping timeout: 240 seconds )
  181. [22:12] * Tsukimiya_Mary reappears a good forty meters in the air, "Aaah... from this far away... well, Junko-chan is strong." And from her fingers tracing in the air, she shoots down a lance of light!
  182. [22:16] <Tsukimiya_Mary> As her lance hits, punching through Junko's previous strike, Mary lets out a satisfied "Hmph!"
  183. [22:17] <Midnight> The creature moans in pain once more and thrashes backwards. Then you all feel an ache in your heart then a burning feeling as a black spot appears on your chest.
  184. [22:20] <Ian_Goodwill> Ian goes down for a moment, effectively dead had the virus not taken him over. He manages to stand back up, panting and huffing.
  185. [22:27] <Tsuboki_Junko> Even Junko was hurting, lashing out with her claws but it certainly wasn't her best.
  186. [22:28] * Tsukimiya_Mary crashes into the ground after a moment.
  187. [22:33] <Ian_Goodwill> Ian speedily delivers another round into the monster, Mary perhaps familiar with the sound of the Pacific war era rifle.
  188. [22:33] * Tsukimiya_Mary is passed out, but she stands up shakily.
  189. [22:39] * Tsukimiya_Mary holds a hand to her chest, bleeding from her temple, as she doesn't even bother with the sigils, and intead the beam just blasts from a hole that opens before her, light and stardust escaping as it shoots.
  190. [22:40] <Midnight> The creature barely seems to notice the shots of lead and light as it rears back on hind legs and takes a deep breath. Junko can see the fire as it leaps up even through the ragged tears in the monster's throat.
  191. [22:49] <Tsuboki_Junko> She's too slow to get out of the way and even her scales are no match for the gout of flamces that come blasting out of the beast's mouth. Junko falls dead, only able to get back up because of her Renegade. She groans as she stands back up, charred skin flaking off.
  192. [22:55] <Tsuboki_Junko> Though injured Junko is tough, vicious. She presses the attack, claws raking at the terrible beast. "I'll kill you!"
  193. [22:56] <Ian_Goodwill> Ian takes the knee once more as it fills the monster with yet another round. "How is it not down yet?"
  194. [22:57] <Tsukimiya_Mary> "Some things..." Mary lets out a ragged breath, "Simple do not wish to die. The same could be the said of us."
  195. [23:03] <Tsukimiya_Mary> With that, she fires another blast, as her body begins to... drift. Her glowing hair, her skin starting to light up and the edges of her body simply washing out into the background.
  196. [23:06] <Midnight> The creature decides that it's had enough of it's inner organs exposed and jumps up with a gust of wind, soaring up through the sky faster than a creature that size should move.
  197. [23:08] <Tsuboki_Junko> "No way I can keep up with it..."
  198. [23:08] <Tsukimiya_Mary> "... Eheh... heh..."
  199. [23:11] <Ian_Goodwill> Ian rushes up a building, then kneels, to take a shot at the dragon. "Think I'll let you go easy?"
  200. [23:15] <Midnight> The dargon curves to the side, narrowly missing a bullet.
  201. [23:18] * Tsukimiya_Mary kneels, and then jumps 20m in the air, her body continuing to fade as she fires yet another blast at the fleeing monster.
  202. [23:24] * Tsukimiya_Mary takes a deep breath as she focuses, and lets out a final blast, the shot sparking and splitting like fireworks. Slowly she sinks down, the tips of her fingers completely transparant, her hair like moonlight on fire and her eyes glowing blue and white.
  203. [23:24] <Midnight> There's a final roar as the dragon's body jerks limp and crashes to the ground, slowly dissolving to nothing.
  204. [23:24] <Tsukimiya_Mary> She doesn't even flinch when the beast's body hits the ground. ".. Troublesome."
  205. [23:25] <Ian_Goodwill> Ian doesn't even take a chance, auto switching to his grenade launcher and filling the dissolving dragon with a well placed explosive.
  206. [23:25] <Ian_Goodwill> He races up as close as he can to Mary afterwards. "Are... are you okay?"
  207. [23:27] * Tsukimiya_Mary turns, speaking with two mouths as one as her hair begins to lose it's lustre, "I'm better than okay. I think." She smiles a little, "Maybe, some rest would be nice."
  208. [23:28] <Midnight> You hear grunts and moans as the two in the fountain seem to have been jarred awake by some explosion.
  209. [23:29] <Tsuboki_Junko> "That sounds like a good idea to me." A weak thumbs-up from Junko.
  210. [23:30] <Tsukimiya_Mary> "Ah... Such is the blessing of the Renegade," Mary muses, examining her still-transparant fingers as she walks slowly towards the other two.
  211. [23:32] <Midnight> You see the girl warily raise her pistol, her eyes unfocused. When they do focus again she raises another. "You!"
  212. [23:33] <Ian_Goodwill> "Yes, us.", Ian's mechanical device in his arm collects the grenade launcher. "And that's Mister You, and you can also thank us."
  213. [23:33] <Tsuboki_Junko> "Maybe we shoulda let it eat them," Junko says as she arrives to Mary's right, hands on her hips.
  214. [23:34] <Tsukimiya_Mary> "... If we wanted to fight you. Kill you. We would've done it before." Mary smiles thingly, " 'Flashing Blade', is that what you call yourself on the job?" The smile gets a little warmer.
  215. [23:37] <Midnight> The boy puts his hand on Gun Show's lowering one of her weapons. "Mary? Why did you help us? They said you'd joined the False Hearts."
  216. [23:38] <Tsuboki_Junko> Junko rolls her eyes, turning away to light up a cigarette.
  217. [23:38] <Tsukimiya_Mary> "Ah, do I really seem like that kind of person?" She pouts a little, crossing her arms, "That kind of thing hurts my feelings, you know? I don't hurt normal people, that woul disgrace Tsukuyomi-no-Mikoto-sama."
  218. [23:39] <Ian_Goodwill> Ian checks his chest for any black spots on it, just in case.
  219. [23:40] <Midnight> "I-I'm sorry. It's just..." Flashing Blade looks at his partner. "When we got evidence that you'd switched sides, it was another Caulwell."
  220. [23:42] <Tsukimiya_Mary> "Ah..." Mary lets her guard down a tad, walking towards them, "Sorry, that was a little much. We never changed sides, we were just..." She looks at the others for backup.
  221. [23:42] <Ian_Goodwill> "Someone set us up, apparently.", Ian shrugs for a lack of better words.
  222. [23:42] <Midnight> "That...Why would they do that?"
  223. [23:43] <Tsukimiya_Mary> "We were too effective, we heard..." Mary shrugs a little, patting his head, "Which, I don't know, the UGN doesn't call me for work often so..."
  224. [23:44] <Ian_Goodwill> "Well, if you've seen what we've done before the weird reports probably started showing up, we've angered a lot of people.", Ian sits on the edge of the building he's on. "Someone wanted us out of the picture. UGN? False hearts?" Don't know."
  225. [23:48] <Midnight> "So, they framed you?" Blade seems to think about it but Gun Show seems doubtful, even suspicious. "How do we know you didn't actually join the false hearts and jus saved us so we'd join you?"
  226. [23:50] <Ian_Goodwill> "Really, what is this, Veteran Aids back in the US?", Ian snickers at himself for a moment. "Listen, you might not want to believe us if you don't want to, but there's one thing that's sure, I wouldn't work the false hearts, there's too much for me to lose."
  227. [23:51] * Tsukimiya_Mary nods in agreement, "We have people here who aren't Overed who we care about."
  228. [23:52] <Ian_Goodwill> Ian nods and slings his rifle over his shoulder. "Me? Give on on my family? Come on, you've read the files, there's nothing I care more about then my non-Overed sister. Which I can't even visit anymore because I officially am dead, for her own safety."
  229. [23:54] <Midnight> Her face softens and she looks off. Her gun lowers slowly. "Well, then...What do we do?"
  230. [23:54] <Ian_Goodwill> "Who recruited you? Who gave you info about us? Why did you take our spots?", Ian doesn't seem angry, more curious.
  231. [23:55] <Tsukimiya_Mary> "... Who reported that we turned?"
  232. [23:56] * Tsuboki_Junko (~IceChat77@Rizon-72499018.lightspeed.bcvloh.sbcglobal.net) Quit ( Quit: Hard work pays off in the future, laziness pays off now )
  233. [23:57] <Midnight> "Well, the report was anomymous...but we took your spot because we tested to be the best team for the job by the branch manager himself. We've been working for a long time. I'm not sure our recruiter's name will help..."
  234. [23:58] <Ian_Goodwill> "Just, a name, anything, we just need to prove our innocence somehow."
  235. [23:58] <Tsukimiya_Mary> "... They took an anonymous report that we betrayed the UGN." Is that a vein throbbing in her forehead?
  236. [00:02] <Midnight> "Well anonymous or confidential...We were just told that we weren't supposed to know." Blade stands slowly. "Leviathan, the branch manager, he was the one who suggested tests to see who'd be the next team designated #0.1. If anyone would know who or why, it'd be him."
  237. [00:03] <Tsukimiya_Mary> "Ah... That sounds like it'll be frustrating." Mary sighs.
  238. [00:04] <Ian_Goodwill> "A lead is a lead. Anyway, we need rest now, if you understand."
  239. [00:04] <Midnight> "yeah we know the feeling."
  240. [00:05] * Tsukimiya_Mary nods, bowing, "We will meet again then." She smiles and changes her appearance again, the same painfully boring teenager... who is now still partially transparant.
  241. [00:06] <Midnight> After trading information you find your way back to the warehouse.
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