circumitus: You can pick it up if you come down with ID... (i do believe we have a fire lady)
Reybama ([personal profile] circumitus) wrote2014-12-16 03:23 pm
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CODE   🔋 12:01 AM
REY
REGISTERED
"Rey."





ADDRESS
House 1401





MESSAGE
"not here right now.
leave a message. will get back to you soon. probably."

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NOTE: As of December 2016, Rey has adopted the alias Fiona Stransky.
Something to keep in mind for anyone attempting to contact her via Guard means,
since "Fiona" will not be a registered ID outside of the Guard records.
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[personal profile] hybridification 2016-03-17 02:01 am (UTC)(link)
Hey! It's Rhys.

Uhhh things are more or less on target for that hydroelectric stuff you were thinking of. The Nick guy has been pretty great for help, actually. Maybe up and running in a few weeks? No talk of rebellion in the task force so far, which is always a bonus!
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[personal profile] hybridification 2016-03-18 04:41 am (UTC)(link)
Well, surprise of the century, that guy Nick was the only one who didn't fight me on it. He actually turned out to be pretty decent.

But yeah, uh, it didn't go over well with everyone else. So no schedule.
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[personal profile] hybridification 2016-03-21 01:06 am (UTC)(link)
You have robots like him back home? We don't really make ours to look human.

Makes sense. Was this whole thing so we could be less reliant on the gods? I thought we were trying to give Hope a break.
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[personal profile] hybridification 2016-03-22 04:17 am (UTC)(link)
What'd they do?

I guess that makes sense. I don't really mind them most of the time, but I know some people have a bone to pick.
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[personal profile] hybridification 2016-03-23 05:59 am (UTC)(link)
Oh so not like robot-people, like people-looking-robots. Fun times in futuristic dystopias, am I right?

Haha yeah that was pretty crazy. Though power generation isn't really going to help with food.
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[personal profile] hybridification 2016-03-30 04:27 am (UTC)(link)
Yeah, I can see where a people-looking-robot would be scary, though. Secret agent robots!

Ooooh that makes more sense. Do you think that could really happen?
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[personal profile] hybridification 2016-04-03 05:21 am (UTC)(link)
Sounds like it.

Makes sense. He seems to tru s̀t̳͇̘ ͏p̨e̼̻o ͈̬̠h̲̯̬͘e ̩̺͈̲̳͜s̘̳̯͡h̹̙̖o̫̦͚̠ͅfsu͈̟̯l͉̥͜d̪̳̤͕̯͓n͍̹̦̥͙̩̯'̥̬̺̤͓͇̖ţ ͖̥̘̬̲̠̕ͅo̭͖͙̺͚̹̰T͈̺̟ ̛͔̤̘̹̩L͖͕̼̜̺͝I̥̘̠͍̰͜k̬̥̻̳̲͉ͅe̡̫̱̜̜̦̱E͇ͅt̺͚́ ͈̫̩̜h̙̣͎Á̗͖̫T̜̤̞ ̵̤͈̜̭̙͇i͎̜͈̤̥̮̘S͈͟ ̱̙̥̗̭͈Ṱ̯̫ͅN̪̥̪̬̤e̸͔̼̪̪͕͕̥w ̜R̵H͍̠͖̯̫͝S͉̠y͕̰̻͓̣̕s͙͉͈i͠ẹ̼̣͡ͅ!͕̦̪͇̼̣!̫̥!͖̭
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[personal profile] hybridification 2016-04-03 05:21 am (UTC)(link)
*trust people he shouldn't
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[personal profile] hybridification 2016-04-05 05:10 am (UTC)(link)
Uhhh

yes. I mean- you know, I built it into my arm so sometimes there's interface glitches. Weird stuff, nothing to worry about.
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[personal profile] hybridification 2016-04-09 04:38 am (UTC)(link)
Like what? A parasitic artificial intelligence masquerading as a virus and lying in wait to emotionally manipulate and kill me so it can use my body for nefarious purposes?

haha. Good one!
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[personal profile] hybridification 2016-04-12 03:34 am (UTC)(link)









oh.

What happened to him?
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[personal profile] hybridification 2016-04-14 04:50 am (UTC)(link)
Wait really? Him, or the AI controlling him?
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[personal profile] hybridification 2016-04-16 05:52 am (UTC)(link)
...buuuut the moral of the story here is that he survived and he's totally fine?
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[personal profile] hybridification 2016-04-18 12:00 am (UTC)(link)
That's... not cool.

How did the ai get extracted?
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[personal profile] hybridification 2016-04-24 03:13 am (UTC)(link)
That makes sense I guess.

Well.... thanks. This was an encouraging conversation.
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[personal profile] hybridification 2016-04-26 04:50 am (UTC)(link)
Well... I don't think I'd call it normal. I mean, there's not a ton of guys walking around with parasitic AIs...

Call me curious? Or terrified... or both.
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[personal profile] hybridification 2016-04-29 12:45 am (UTC)(link)
mmmmmaybe I know someone who might have some similar issues.
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[personal profile] hybridification 2016-04-30 10:49 pm (UTC)(link)
depends on your definition
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[personal profile] hybridification 2016-05-03 05:36 am (UTC)(link)
Ugh.

You're gonna make me spell it out for you, aren't you.
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[personal profile] hybridification 2016-05-05 04:15 am (UTC)(link)
Let's just say that hypothetically I have a parasitic artificial intelligence masquerading as a virus and lying in wait to emotionally manipulate and kill me so it can use my body for nefarious purposes.

That also nobody knows about, and that I would definitely be murdered for if the wrong people found out.
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[personal profile] hybridification 2016-05-07 05:37 am (UTC)(link)
He's kiiind of based off of a guy who caused mass genocide so he could build a utopia full of people he'd force to worship him.

Hypothetically.
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[personal profile] hybridification 2016-05-10 01:33 am (UTC)(link)
Well... no.

But it is a secret. The kind of secret that gets me brutally murdered, which I'd really like to avoid.
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[personal profile] hybridification 2016-05-12 04:25 am (UTC)(link)
heey that makes two of us.

Probably, like... the only two in the city, but thanks.
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[personal profile] hybridification 2016-05-14 06:16 am (UTC)(link)
What? No! I don't think that. I think I'm awesome.

They think I'm deplorable.
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[personal profile] hybridification 2016-05-17 05:48 am (UTC)(link)
Well, I mean...










maybe
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[personal profile] hybridification 2016-05-19 11:49 pm (UTC)(link)
No!

I mean yes?

I mean- ugh. It's complicated, okay? He just sort of... meant a lot to me. Taught me a lot about life out in the border planets. This is all that's left, you know?
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[personal profile] hybridification 2016-05-21 05:47 am (UTC)(link)
Well.... yeah.

I mean no. You have a point. But I'm from a brainwashed corporate system and thinking for myself is hard.



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[personal profile] hybridification 2016-05-30 12:17 am (UTC)(link)
Oh thanks, I never saw after school specials as a kid so I never heard any of that super helpful advice.

(that was sarcasm)
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[personal profile] hybridification 2016-06-02 02:44 am (UTC)(link)
Well... I'll think about it, okay? Thanks.
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[personal profile] hybridification 2016-06-04 04:54 am (UTC)(link)
Yeah, I guess.

I'll think about it.
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[personal profile] synthedick 2016-04-19 05:17 am (UTC)(link)
[Ring ring, Rey. Nick needs to talk to you about something important.]

Are you there?
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[personal profile] synthedick 2016-04-19 05:28 am (UTC)(link)
Are you okay? Word on the network is that someone attacked a young lady, or tried to. She said it was a woman with scars.

[He pauses there.]
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[personal profile] synthedick 2016-04-19 05:38 am (UTC)(link)
[She knows what he's talking about, then. He sounds just a hair relieved, though he still wants to get to the bottom of this.]

What happened, then? Because from the looks of it, you sure scared the hell out of her.
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[personal profile] synthedick 2016-04-19 05:57 am (UTC)(link)
[Nick's picking up on that disconnect, and it makes him concerned. Rey has a lot of resilience, but everyone has a breaking point. There's no telling how far the gods will push until they find hers.]

And that feeling is still with you, isn't it?
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[personal profile] synthedick 2016-04-19 06:07 am (UTC)(link)
[That'd be a small sigh on his end. That kind of answer isn't encouraging, Rey.]

Anyone else we know affected of by this?
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[personal profile] synthedick 2016-04-19 06:24 am (UTC)(link)
We're already down half the city's patrol, then.

What else can you tell me? You wake up feeling like you needed to strangle someone, or did something trigger this?
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[personal profile] synthedick 2016-04-19 06:40 am (UTC)(link)
I'm guessing from the fact she went into hiding that she didn't want to kill you as much as you wanted to kill her. Maybe she'll see someone else and feel it. Hell, maybe I will, too.

[He assumes he'll be affected by this, too. After all, the gods didn't skip him when it came to burying people alive. Why would they do so now?]

She's lucky you've got an iron will to go with the rest of the metal in you. You going to be okay?

[Because Rey absolutely didn't answer that question earlier, and he noticed.]
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[personal profile] synthedick 2016-04-19 07:05 am (UTC)(link)
That's not what I asked.

[Yes, dodging much.]
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[personal profile] synthedick 2016-04-19 07:45 am (UTC)(link)
[It is, but he has a hard time believing it when she currently sounds less human than he does.]

I'm going to make a sweep of the streets, see if I can't convince some people to stay indoors until we can figure out exactly what the gods are up to this time. I'll check in later if I find out anything.

[Spoiler: he's going to check in with Rey later even if he doesn't.]
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[personal profile] synthedick 2016-04-19 08:04 am (UTC)(link)
Right.

[Another pause.]

You call me if anything changes.

[Hanging up with a click. He might be a synthetic man, but his concern is all too real.]
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[personal profile] foundafamily 2016-04-22 03:19 am (UTC)(link)
Anything you can tell me about a tall lady with brown hair and armor?

[His tone isn't angry or confrontational. He's seen enough of these odd fights by now to know that something's up. Rey really hadn't seemed like the type either.

Maybe she'll know what this is about. It's almost exactly the description that Miriam gave Firo of her attacker, and the only thing that he doesn't know for sure as fitting Rey is the armor.]
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[personal profile] foundafamily 2016-04-22 03:24 pm (UTC)(link)
[Sorry, Rey.]

So it was you.

[He sighs. Damn it, what's going on?]

Okay, so then what did you do? Because she was pretty damn freaked out.
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[personal profile] foundafamily 2016-04-22 10:17 pm (UTC)(link)
You think? That'd explain what's been goin' on...

[She could be making it up to deflect suspicion, but Firo doesn't really believe that. Her words make sense--fights like the ones he's been seeing aren't unusual, but this many? That's not normal. Not to mention that, aside from the monsters, Hadriel's seemed to him to be unusually peaceful before--this makes it an even bigger red flag.]

Handled?
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[personal profile] foundafamily 2016-04-24 02:58 am (UTC)(link)
Makes sense. If you can keep that up until it's over, then...

[He almost feels like he should thank her, and that's a funny thought. Whatever the motivation, he can't forget how rattled she left the kid. All the same, whenever he shut off his emotions it was always for selfish reasons.]

...then that's good. Thanks.

[He laughs.]

Don't take it personally, but I'm not about to tell her to stop. Besides, it could be a lot worse.
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[personal profile] foundafamily 2016-04-24 03:22 pm (UTC)(link)
[Firo knows a lot of people who'd kill a kid even if they weren't forced to. Heck, some--like maybe Ladd or that nameless creep from Alcatraz--would welcome the opportunity. The fact that she not only doesn't use it as an excuse but willingly fights it earns her some points with him.

His answer, then, isn't curt but heartfelt.]


Good. Don't know if she'll believe me, but I'll try.

Shit, I hope not. There anything else you've figured out about this? How to tell who's gonna go after who? Why?

[But he has a feeling he may know why.]
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[personal profile] foundafamily 2016-04-27 01:54 am (UTC)(link)
Exactly.

[He tsks.]

Great. I hope they're all gettin' a kick outta this.

[And he's sure they are.]
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[personal profile] foundafamily 2016-04-28 12:58 am (UTC)(link)
You think it still works if it's sarcasm?

[Or maybe this is Rey not getting jokes again.]

I ho--maybe he'll choke on it.
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[personal profile] foundafamily 2016-04-29 03:59 pm (UTC)(link)
[Uncontrollable anger would be precisely the norm for Firo, but he opts not to say that.]

Nothing yet. Don't want to kill anybody any more than I normally do--but I don't have a beef with anybody here, either.
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[personal profile] foundafamily 2016-04-30 04:01 am (UTC)(link)
Damn. Guess I can't say for sure then--obviously I haven't seen everybody here today.

I'm probably not gonna go out lookin' for people to test it out.
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[personal profile] foundafamily 2016-05-02 01:35 am (UTC)(link)
Sounds like it's gonna be hell out there. If things get rough, you'll probably need people to break up fights.

[General 'you,' not Rey personally. Firo doesn't really consider himself a part of the community, so there's no 'we' for now.]
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[personal profile] foundafamily 2016-05-03 01:32 am (UTC)(link)
And I'll keep her out of your way.

[It's better for everybody like that. The method Rey's using may be reliable, but Firo finds it better not to trust in the first place. Nothing personal.]
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[personal profile] foundafamily 2016-05-05 03:15 am (UTC)(link)
Sure.

[He's about to hang up but pauses. She's really not a bad sort...]

Good luck out there.
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[personal profile] liquid_serpent 2016-04-27 07:20 am (UTC)(link)
[He clicks on the feed because he's rather embarrassed about it all. Going after the girl and not even knowing who she is or why he did it. His face and chest still had a rather nasty burn on it from his encounter. Not that she could see the burns, since he'd rather just allow her to hear him and not see him.]

....hello? I would like to condone my apologies for attacking and trying to kill you. This wasn't my intention at all and it seems the gods had their fun with me and I am wondering.....are you alright?

[Because guess what? He actually damn cared.]
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[personal profile] synthedick 2016-05-16 02:44 am (UTC)(link)
[Now that the fireflies have dissipated from the immediate area, he's gone out to run a quick sweep of the streets. He didn't manage to pass Rey on his way out, but he definitely needs to touch base with her.

So have a phone call as he walks.]


There's another synth here, Rey.
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[personal profile] synthedick 2016-05-16 02:57 am (UTC)(link)
We do. You'll know this one when you see her, though.
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[personal profile] synthedick 2016-05-16 03:23 am (UTC)(link)
[In poor taste indeed, but it still gets an unseen smirk from him. Friends tease, Rey. This is what they do.]

Hey, not all of us are lucky enough to to look like we came straight from the factory.

She does, though. Shiny, metal, but humanoid.
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[personal profile] synthedick 2016-05-16 03:47 am (UTC)(link)
Sure, sure.

[Hanging up. He just wanted you to know, Rey. You know, not that he worries about you.]
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[personal profile] foundafamily 2016-06-27 02:49 am (UTC)(link)
[There's something he should've told Rey a long time ago but somehow never quite got around to it. Or never figured out a way to make it sound not bizarre. It hadn't seemed like too big a thing before, but now he suddenly just feels bad about it. He has to say something.]

Hey, I’ve got somethin’ to tell you. It’s, ah, gonna sound pretty weird, but… just try and hear me out, okay?
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[personal profile] foundafamily 2016-06-27 05:01 pm (UTC)(link)
First off, do you know about a place called the AUC? Or a lady who calls herself Fiona?

[God, he can't hold it back any longer. He has to say.]

...I think I dreamed about you. N-not in a weird way! I-I mean, yeah, it'd be weird no matter what, b-but not like that. You were in a box and then we broke out and then we were on a train.
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[personal profile] foundafamily 2016-06-28 06:38 pm (UTC)(link)
You--? Oh.

[It’s okay? Really? Well, he shouldn’t look a gift horse in the mouth. Relieved, he tries to speak quickly to get away from any weirdness.]

I wasn’t even sure I was right, but… The face looked pretty much the same, even without the scars. So that was you? You used to go by that name?
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[personal profile] foundafamily 2016-06-30 02:34 am (UTC)(link)
When you changed your name? Why'd you change it, anyway?
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[personal profile] foundafamily 2016-07-01 03:06 am (UTC)(link)
...What? Why?

[Was this person hiding her to help her or hurt her? Despite his personal ideals about family, Firo knows that not every father is a good one--maybe hers was worth hiding from. Or maybe not--maybe she was kidnapped.]

This got anything to do with the escape? Was that real?

[Minus him, obviously, but she'd mentioned another guy...]
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[personal profile] foundafamily 2016-07-02 02:36 pm (UTC)(link)
You think I'm squeamish or somethin'?
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[personal profile] foundafamily 2016-07-03 07:05 pm (UTC)(link)
So what happened? You’re still alive.

[That’s already a comfort of sorts. Not knowing definitely isn’t.]
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[personal profile] foundafamily 2016-07-05 03:36 am (UTC)(link)
Wait, what?

[At least from what little she’s said already, it smacks of what he has going on with Szilard. Rey’s face doesn’t show up anywhere in the memories of other immortals, but that doesn’t necessarily rule her out as one.]

So then what happened to her?

[It’s a little more easy to digest than asking how Rey came by all those memories.]
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[personal profile] foundafamily 2016-07-07 02:39 am (UTC)(link)
...Can you say any of that in dumber words?

[Extracting someone sounds bad.]
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[personal profile] foundafamily 2016-07-09 04:22 am (UTC)(link)
Not even a trial, huh? Usually they at least pretend to give everybody a fair shake.

[That might explain a bit about why her version of 'death row' looked so bizarre. Because it wasn't.]

But she didn't get killed, I'm gonna guess.
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[personal profile] foundafamily 2016-07-10 07:20 pm (UTC)(link)
Hmph. Pretty shitty of them to act like she wasn't one, but that's people for you.

[They do what they can get away with, and it's plenty easy to get away with things against people who "aren't normal" or however they'd choose to put it.]

Why not? Where'd she end up?
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[personal profile] foundafamily 2016-07-11 04:40 pm (UTC)(link)
So she just started over? What else was she gonna do anyway?

[Most people condemned to death have a worse outcome.]

Obviously there's more, though.

[Come on, Rey. Cough it up.]
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[personal profile] foundafamily 2016-07-12 03:51 pm (UTC)(link)
[That's... creative. What happened to just dumping people in the river?]

What exactly did he have against her? Sounds like a lotta trouble to go through for revenge unless it was something big.
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[personal profile] foundafamily 2016-07-13 07:31 pm (UTC)(link)
I'd be a lot more straightforward about it... but yeah. I get what you mean.

She--You, whatever--really didn't seem the type.
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[personal profile] foundafamily 2016-07-16 05:18 pm (UTC)(link)
[‘Tell it to the judge’ might be the common response to excuses like that, but Firo’s seen such a thing at least once. In Ennis’s case.]

This all sounds complicated.

[He sighs.]

So then who wanted ‘em dead? And why her?
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[personal profile] foundafamily 2016-07-17 05:47 pm (UTC)(link)
He 'loved' her, so he made her off her mom? What a creep.

[Firo doesn't even know the half of it.]
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[personal profile] foundafamily 2016-07-19 03:42 am (UTC)(link)
Did he ever get his?

[Firo hopes it was slow and painful.]
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[personal profile] foundafamily 2016-07-19 03:50 pm (UTC)(link)
That, and how painful it was. But I guess that's all that matters in the end.

I won't ask more if you don't wanna talk about it.
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[personal profile] foundafamily 2016-07-22 03:40 am (UTC)(link)
[Yeah, Firo knows that feeling. Even if he doubts such a thing wouldn't matter... he's sure the best thing to do now is to drop it, if she's talking like that.]

Well, I'm sorry to bring it up. Thanks for explainin'.
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[personal profile] foundafamily 2016-07-23 07:48 pm (UTC)(link)
Huh? Come on, that's what anybody'd do if they saw some lady in a box. Anyway, it's not like it actually changed anything.

[Or, well, what anybody should do. Firo knows very well that many people--most--don't do the right thing. He's not going to let that get in the way of him trying to wiggle out of the thanks, though. Gratitude is awkward.]
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[personal profile] foundafamily 2016-07-25 04:04 am (UTC)(link)
Oh. Well, uh...

...You know, I gotta thank you too. You did something for me in those dreams. Well, the younger me, I guess.
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[personal profile] foundafamily 2016-07-25 10:07 pm (UTC)(link)
Well, that was all kinda embarrassing to me, so I did think about just forgettin' about it completely.

But that stuff you said...

[...Was touching? Nice? Surprising?

He can't just admit all that.]


You didn't have to say all that.
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[personal profile] foundafamily 2016-07-26 04:07 pm (UTC)(link)
That woman in a box hadn't just tried to rob me.
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[personal profile] foundafamily 2016-07-27 03:08 am (UTC)(link)
Oh, thanks.

[Sarcasm. He's still slightly offended even if he knows it's the truth.]

It's not just that. A lotta people, well... People'd just drop you from the building anyway just 'cause you annoyed 'em, not because you were a threat.
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[personal profile] foundafamily 2016-07-27 07:08 pm (UTC)(link)
That depends on who you ask. Not that I disagree with you.

And good to know.
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[personal profile] foundafamily 2016-07-29 02:31 am (UTC)(link)
Hey, if I'd known it was just some harmonica, I wouldn't've stolen it in the first place. I only stole good stuff. What was so important about that thing anyway?
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[personal profile] foundafamily 2016-07-31 02:08 am (UTC)(link)
Oh yeah? I guess then it is important.

Is he in a band or something?
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[personal profile] foundafamily 2016-08-01 03:53 am (UTC)(link)
He sounds like he's got good taste.
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[personal profile] foundafamily 2016-08-03 02:45 am (UTC)(link)
That'd be a bit of a stretch. But I liked those kinda movies back when I was a kid.

[And he still does now, but she doesn't need to know that.]
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[personal profile] foundafamily 2016-08-07 12:19 am (UTC)(link)
Oh yeah? Well, that's too bad he's not here, not that I'd wish this place on him.
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[personal profile] foundafamily 2016-08-09 03:40 pm (UTC)(link)
Yeah, but better that than bein' stuck wishin' they weren't here.

[It's just selfish any other way.]
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[personal profile] foundafamily 2016-08-14 01:32 am (UTC)(link)
How's that make any sense? Just 'cause you're scrapin' by doesn't mean you belong here. I don't think any of us could belong here. It's too weird.
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[personal profile] foundafamily 2016-08-16 05:40 pm (UTC)(link)
'Intruders' seems pretty unfair when none of us got a choice about comin' here in the first place.
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[personal profile] foundafamily 2016-08-22 04:13 pm (UTC)(link)
And that makes it sound like we're havin' a good time here.
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[personal profile] foundafamily 2016-08-23 03:14 pm (UTC)(link)
I'm gonna assume you're joking.

[He sighs.]

Well, it's a lot better than Alcatraz, I'll give it that.

[It's just hard to be thankful for the lack of bars and guards when he lacks a purpose. Or, rather, is being prevented from carrying out his purpose. Added comfort can't make up for that.]
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[personal profile] foundafamily 2016-08-24 02:47 am (UTC)(link)
You might be surprised, but no. Not that I haven't done things that I could land in jail for--I'm not gonna be one of those guys who whines about how he's innocent, 'cause I'm not. But this was for something unrelated.

[Which is an important thing for Firo to emphasize, because he didn't betray any Family secrets when he made the deal with Victor. He can't pretend that his unauthorized leave of absence deserves anything less than punishment, but at least that's the worst he did in terms of harming the Martillos. They're probably doing just fine without him.]
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[personal profile] foundafamily 2016-08-25 03:38 am (UTC)(link)
Nah, it's fine. I'm the one who brought it up.

It's kind of a long story, but, uh... Well, a friend was in a bad situation a while ago and did some stuff she wouldn't normally do. So I struck a deal with the feds so that they wouldn't go after her for it.
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[personal profile] foundafamily 2016-08-26 01:48 am (UTC)(link)
N-no, not really...

[He's not a kind person, and he knows that. That was just something he had to do.

More firmly:]


She's family.
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[personal profile] foundafamily 2016-08-29 03:13 am (UTC)(link)
Exactly.

[He calms a little, because it at least sounds to him like she gets it.]

It's just what you do.
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[personal profile] foundafamily 2016-08-29 05:08 pm (UTC)(link)
[Very firmly:]

Then their family deserves better. Actually, then I'd say they're not even family.
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[personal profile] foundafamily 2016-08-30 03:04 am (UTC)(link)
It's not--

[Firo's about to be offended, but he softens when she mentions her brother. That means she's not being dismissive, right? He finds himself smiling a little.]

Then it sounds like your brother's a pretty good guy. You guys look out for each other?
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[personal profile] foundafamily 2016-09-01 01:23 am (UTC)(link)
Of course he had to be, he's your brother.

But that doesn't mean he's worth any less, of course.

[Plenty of people would cut and run.]
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[personal profile] foundafamily 2016-09-02 02:36 am (UTC)(link)
You mean you never saw other people with brothers..?

[That seems awfully weird to him, having grown up with a set in a neighborhood where families tended to be large. He and his mom were the odd ones out.]
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[personal profile] foundafamily 2016-09-03 03:36 am (UTC)(link)
[Firo thinks he understands this too. He'd seen happy families in movies and stuff, but he never thought one would be his no matter how much he wished for it.]

Oh, I get it. But you still wound up gettin' one anyway, huh?

[Isn't that lucky?]
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[personal profile] foundafamily 2016-09-08 02:34 am (UTC)(link)
Yeah...

Did you understand any of that?
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[personal profile] foundafamily 2016-09-09 03:14 am (UTC)(link)
Same here.

[Embarrassing things. That's stuff he definitely wouldn't have let get out to someone he wasn't close with.]

It makes it easier to believe, even if all the stuff about the ship is pretty far-fetched.

...Then again, I don't really know any kids who could cook up a crazy story like that.
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[personal profile] foundafamily 2016-09-10 03:10 am (UTC)(link)
The moon?

[That's just crazy, right? It's so far! But that's not the point.]

Okay, so I guess he was tellin' the truth about all that too.

You think we can ever remember what went on there?
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[personal profile] foundafamily 2016-09-12 03:54 am (UTC)(link)
Nah. It sounds completely insane to me, but the rest of this stuff is more important right now.

[Any other time, he would've been amazed and skeptical. But Firo's always been pretty good at compartmentalizing when he really tries.

He sighs.]


You're probably right. I just feel kinda bad when he talks about how things 'were' for us.

...He's gotta be lonely like that.
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[personal profile] foundafamily 2016-09-13 03:23 am (UTC)(link)
He did?

Huh... How'd that go, exactly?

[Motherly? Firo's thinking along much the same lines, though he does recall how surprisingly kind she was to his child self.]
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[personal profile] foundafamily 2016-09-14 06:52 pm (UTC)(link)
Can't say I'm surprised.

So... what're you gonna do?

[She can't just abandon the little guy, right? :<]
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[personal profile] foundafamily 2016-09-15 02:36 am (UTC)(link)
[He grunts in agreement. He hadn't realized it would color her own feelings about motherhood, but now that she points it out it makes sense.]

Right. And everybody who becomes a parent knows exactly what they're supposed to do.

[Just a bit of light sarcasm there. Only a moment later, though, he does have to concede her point.]

We owe it to him to do our best. I guess that means knowin' our limits too. We can't be his parents, but... well, I don't know about you, but I'm gonna do what I can for him.
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[personal profile] foundafamily 2016-09-15 02:13 pm (UTC)(link)
I won't argue with that.

[But on to the main point--which he can and will argue with.]

So what if he's weird?

Look, we were family before, right? Don't you think any kid who winds up in a crazy place like this is gonna miss his family? All we have to do is be around for him and look after him.

[Make sure he knows how to use a weapon, keep him from being eaten by monsters. Family stuff.]
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[personal profile] foundafamily 2016-09-16 06:39 pm (UTC)(link)
And I'm a great real model?

[He's flattered, Rey. He doesn't even see his response as bolstering her argument--giving a kid two awful influences is better than leaving a kid alone.

Maybe if he gets into the concrete stuff he can convince her. Firo thinks he knows enough from being a kid himself.]


Here stuff like makin' sure he's fed and all is gonna be easy. At his age, we might have to keep people off his back, too. Not fight all his battles for him, obviously, but if he gets snatched by a lotta people who're bigger, that's when we should help out.

Other than that, you kinda just let kids run around and do what they want and make sure they know to back by dark or else. That's what my friends' pop did with us.
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[personal profile] foundafamily 2016-09-18 04:32 pm (UTC)(link)
[He sighs.]

I wasn't tryin' to shove that stuff off on you. I'm just sayin' that's what you do for a kid.

You know, you could come over for dinner once in a while. He might like that.
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[personal profile] foundafamily 2016-09-20 03:42 am (UTC)(link)
Yeah. We're his family, right? Then spending time together is something he'd probably like.

[Or, if Firo's experience being on the kid end of this is anything to go by, it'd be an absolutely dream come true.]

You can at least do that much.
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[personal profile] foundafamily 2016-09-21 02:41 am (UTC)(link)
[These are the things you must do for family.]

Huh?

Who knows. Sometimes this kinda thing just happens when people bump into each other.
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[personal profile] foundafamily 2016-09-24 02:22 am (UTC)(link)
I'll talk to him and see what he wants, okay? We'll work something out.
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[personal profile] mismanagement 2016-07-03 02:13 am (UTC)(link)
I need your help.

[Maketh looks tired, though she's powering through it.]

Henry's armor was--ruined. Hope's price for getting a new set was to fix one of the bridges over the river, and I know that you had a hand in building the dam. Can you help me with this?
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[personal profile] mismanagement 2016-07-03 02:23 am (UTC)(link)
[Maketh's face doesn't change, but her shoulders are suddenly less tense.] It is appreciated. I'm afraid I don't know much about construction, but I'll do what I can.
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[personal profile] mismanagement 2016-07-03 02:50 am (UTC)(link)
I--suppose it would be.

Thank you, again.
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[personal profile] mismanagement 2016-07-03 03:12 am (UTC)(link)
Of course.
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[personal profile] hotspurred 2016-09-03 02:51 pm (UTC)(link)
Members of the Guard,

Chris has kindly made us a tool which, when used, shall afford us all awareness of compromised allies during an extended crisis. It works by prompting one to respond through a simple touch at set intervals. The names of those who fail to respond in reasonable time are sent to those who have responded. I am sure I need not explain its advantages.


[There is an app attached for download.]

Please inform me once you have acquired it.
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[personal profile] hotspurred 2016-09-05 11:10 pm (UTC)(link)
Good.

We should ever strive to improve. To that end, suggestions and improvements are welcome.
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[personal profile] hotspurred 2016-09-10 12:31 pm (UTC)(link)
I hear tell that you are an accomplished fighter. That alone is of great value.
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[personal profile] infinite1up 2016-09-09 01:18 am (UTC)(link)
[Apropos of absolutely nothing, some time after their little bomb-making discussion, Sato sends a short message:]

Have you ever thought about what it would take to kill a god?
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[personal profile] infinite1up 2016-09-09 02:44 am (UTC)(link)
[Okay now he's getting sidetracked, but entertained]

Which ones are you powering today?
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[personal profile] infinite1up 2016-09-09 03:23 am (UTC)(link)
[Speaking of not giving a fuck... on the network? Sure, why not.]

Some of them certainly get less power than others. Has anyone ever met them in person?
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[personal profile] infinite1up 2016-09-09 03:27 am (UTC)(link)
Frankly, I'd be surprised if nobody has tried to kill any of them so far. I wondered if you might know.
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[personal profile] infinite1up 2016-09-09 03:51 am (UTC)(link)
Oh, that might give me some useful perspective. Thank you.

[Is he actually going to do that?]

[Yes. Yes he is.]


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[personal profile] infinite1up 2016-09-09 04:05 am (UTC)(link)
Would that be a problem?
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[personal profile] infinite1up 2016-09-09 01:17 pm (UTC)(link)
Unless you have anything heavier-duty I could borrow, that was the plan.

I'm sure I can find a travelling companion if you think it's set to Nightmare! mode. Or would you like to come along?
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[personal profile] infinite1up 2016-09-09 01:41 pm (UTC)(link)
[Sato's still not entirely sure about Rey, but nothing ventured, nothing gained.]

I'll meet you at Sorrow's temple, then. See you soon.
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[personal profile] wormintheglass 2016-10-08 11:31 am (UTC)(link)
would you prefer a nice walk in the caves with me and hyenas, a nice walk in Silent Hill without the hyenas (they don't like the monsters there, poor loves) or shall I come see you after my walk for something involving rather fewer monsters?

pick any two
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[personal profile] wormintheglass 2016-10-08 07:54 pm (UTC)(link)
I like the atmosphere there. it reminds me of Berlin.

I shall come find you.


[Shortly afterwards, there's a knock at Rey's door. Bianca has managed to find a long black coat - it's not fur, which is a disappointment, but the way it swirls around her calves soothes her spirit. She has her long daggers at her belt and Bud and Lou behind her, making little excited yips because walkies.]
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[text, Nov. 2nd]

[personal profile] synthedick 2016-11-06 08:24 pm (UTC)(link)
Won't be home tonight. Got some work to do.
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[personal profile] synthedick 2016-11-06 09:20 pm (UTC)(link)
Right.

[And by whenever that means he's still not home two days later.]
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[personal profile] synthedick 2016-11-10 05:28 am (UTC)(link)
[He checks his phone, illuminated by only its light and that of his cigarette.]

Yes.

[He really should elaborate, but he'd rather not have Rey here, having to deal with this woman. He's taking care of it in the way he deems best. He won't have another Jenny.

He sends another message a moment later, just to hopefully alleviate any concerns.]


I'll be home when I'm done. Just keeping an eye on a few things.
Edited 2016-11-10 05:28 (UTC)
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[personal profile] synthedick 2016-11-11 12:59 am (UTC)(link)
[Damn.]

Give it a few days.

[You know, how long it takes for someone to come back from the dead in this town.]
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[personal profile] synthedick 2016-11-11 04:20 am (UTC)(link)
[He can tell he's in trouble.]

I will. For now, everything is fine.

[... Relatively speaking. Don't mind him; he's just going to stay out here until he's sure everything actually is fine.]
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[personal profile] synthedick 2016-11-11 05:16 am (UTC)(link)
[Though Nick's been watching the temple like a hawk, even he has to step away from time to time -- there are still patrols to make, newcomers in need of help, people looking for answers as to what's going on and where they should go. While Hope's temple is usually a sanctuary, Nick's not so sure it's safe. Not until she comes back.

If she comes back. Can Hope bring back synths like them? He doesn't really know, but he doesn't want to take that risk. Not when he has so much to lose.

As he comes back to the nearby stores after making a quick sweep of the adjacent streets, he comes face to face with his roommate. Not the synthetic he was hoping to find, but one who surprises him, given her apparent condition. One doesn't have to be a detective to notice her pallid color.]


Rey? What's wrong? What're you doing out here?
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[personal profile] synthedick 2016-11-11 11:15 pm (UTC)(link)
[He can worry about having kept her in the dark for too long later; for now, Nick closes the gap between them, putting a hand on her arm.]

Come on. You shouldn't be out here.

[Especially not when IV might be back. He doesn't want to abandon his post, but he can't have her out here, especially not when she's more ill than he's ever seen her.]
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[personal profile] synthedick 2016-11-13 08:21 am (UTC)(link)
[His eyes meet hers.]

It's important. You know I wouldn't be out here if it wasn't.
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[personal profile] synthedick 2016-11-13 11:09 pm (UTC)(link)
[Nick considers insisting she go home; he considers a lie, anything to get her away from there. In the end, he knows better to do that to her. They're partners, and there's only so long he can dodge the truth, especially when she already knows it.]

The one you were hoping wouldn't show up here.
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[personal profile] synthedick 2016-11-13 11:23 pm (UTC)(link)
[He averts his eyes.]

I did what I had to do.
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[personal profile] synthedick 2016-11-14 06:47 am (UTC)(link)
[He avoids her gaze another few seconds before finally casting his eyes her way, his brow tightening.]

I know it's useless, but I guess I hoped maybe they wouldn't be able to bring someone like her back.

[Someone like him, too.]
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[personal profile] synthedick 2016-11-15 04:26 am (UTC)(link)
[Nick sighs. He might be not have to eat or sleep, but even he couldn't watch the temple forever, not with all the new folks coming in.]

If she's out there, then you don't need to be. Come on.

[Though his tone is soft, the look he gives her is a stern one.]
Edited 2016-11-15 07:37 (UTC)
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[personal profile] synthedick 2016-11-15 10:13 pm (UTC)(link)
[His hand removed from Rey, Nick's tone hardens.]

You look like hell, Rey. Let the rest of the Guard take care of it.
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[personal profile] synthedick 2016-11-16 03:44 am (UTC)(link)
She's our problem. You're not alone here.

[And the severe look he gives her says he means that.]
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[personal profile] synthedick 2016-11-16 04:09 am (UTC)(link)
She doesn't have to come from my world to have done that already.