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Keeper of Dragons
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"Aya, the kid and me are just gonna talk.  Maybe he can remember something important, even if he doesn't know it's important.  We need a quiet spot.". Looking at Casino and then Echo, "You can stay put right there, we don't need a chaperone."

Posted on 2020-02-19 at 13:22:32.

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Ok Ok :)

They reached the motel, a place named Midnight Express, without any more trouble or shouting, though Echo had to hold her increased anger all inside as Ghlahn leaned forward and told finally told Blossom what he knew of the people who held Vegas. ~Jesus Christ he could of told her that hours ago~ she thought to herself her mind trying to remember how to stop a cyborg. For years Rolling States and Corpore Metal had been in conflict and there were records she was sure on how to bring a cyborg down, though she had no ready access to those records at the moment. She could only hope that it did not come to that.
As she and Casino moved to the motel’s entrance she felt his hand take hers and turned to face him, breathing suddenly heavy not sure what he wanted to say.

"We need to keep an eye on Ghlahn for now, no telling what else he is keeping to himself about the parking garage,"

A little disappointed she nodded her head in agreement, afraid for the moment to answer him, as he released her hand and they headed inside. Taking up a stance near the motel’s emergency exit she watched over the whole lobby and team. Then as the entered the room she took up a stance at the closet window and started to watch out into the street. With her nano healing she was neither sore or tired after their ride over so it only seemed natural.

“Let me see that arm. Is it bothering you much?” Hearing Bloodbank speak, her attention was brought back to the medic and Casino

Removing his crow face mask for the first time in at least a day, Echo could not help seeing his age etched into his face. The hard lines, the hard eyes, the almost consent non-smiling face. Yet she had seen inside him, the hidden warmth, a rare smile, and his laugh at Bloodbanks question and could not help think that the solo was still very good looking in his own way. A way she found herself liking. Her gaze moved back to the street.

"Hey kid, how about you and me check out the other room? Gotta make sure it is all safe."

Looking to Casino, she got his expected nod for her to follow Ghlahn and stay within hearing and waited for the cyborg and the kid to move.

"Aya, the kid and me are just gonna talk.  Maybe he can remember something important, even if he doesn't know it's important.  We need a quiet spot.". Looking at Casino and then Echo, "You can stay put right there, we don't need a chaperon."

Echo looked at Ghlahn, giving him only a smile, having no intention of letting Jase spend any time alone with the Corpore Metal cyborg.

Posted on 2020-02-19 at 14:56:23.

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"So that's how you two want to play this?  Fine, you figure it out all on your own.  These petty actions and overt distrust of me is putting Jace in danger, the team in danger and reducing the chance of finding Vegas alive.  You let me know when you are ready to let me do what I can do to help out."  Ghalan sat back down.  "Sorry kid, change of plans.  Looks like we are staying right here.

Posted on 2020-02-19 at 20:09:19.

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Trust is a hard thing to give

“Well Ghlahn if you’d been up front with all of us the moment you heard about what happened to Vegas, in fact being the person that actually killed this Falcone Sec’s seven guys, then maybe I’d be trusting you right now. However you did not give up that information until pushed into a corner, information that Blossom could have looked up and maybe we would be better off then we are right now. So give me a reason to trust you Metal Man, just one and i’ll flip a coin.”

Posted on 2020-02-20 at 02:08:56.

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"You want a reason to trust me?  Well how about I kept that sec team from killing all of you by bringing them to me in the garage instead of letting them enter the building and find you almost while almost dying in the process.  How about not holding a grudge against anyone for leaving me in that garage without comms?  Maybe for killing those guys that jumped us in the alley instead of just watching.  Or not starting a fight in the Hover jeep when you got hostile towards me?  I completely forgot about the sec team info until you mentioned it and I then gave it to Blossum.  I trust you all to get your part of the job done.  Don't flip a coin and blame the outcome on luck as that just shows distrust. Either you trust your teammates or you find new ones.   

Posted on 2020-02-20 at 07:41:56.

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Casino listened quietly as Ghlahn went on about the good the Cyborg had done to help keep the party, Rya and Jase from harm. Its was all true and the big solo was happy that Ghlahn had been there to do those things, however it was clear that Ghlahn did not understand that doing those things did not matter, it was all part of the job. What mattered to the big solo was the fact that Ghlahn had not revealed the small amount of information he had, even after knowing what had happened to Vegas. In the end they were stuck with the result of the cyborg’s forgetfulness and Casino could only hope Blossom could find out more on this Falcone Security outfit.

His eyes locked with Ghlahn’s the solo made it clear, that if Ghlahn left the team after this run, Casino would not miss him, his skill at killing yes, the cyborg personally no. In fact the big solo had the beginnings of an idea where more help might be found if Charlie had the contacts and Blossom was good enough to get a small piece of info. However for now Casino had no choice but to work with him and he would do so until this mission was done. However after that, all bets were off, and what would come would come.

Turning back to Bloodbank the big solo asked “So how bad is it?”

Posted on 2020-02-20 at 14:19:53.
Edited on 2020-02-20 at 14:43:49 by TannTalas

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Not much

Fixer wasn't interested in the argument. He'd stick with the group. But he was wondering about Rya -he wanted the story. Did the kid care that he was getting people killed? Why'd he run? zbut it probably didn't matter

(Best I can do right now.)

Posted on 2020-02-21 at 13:26:11.

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I fixed things... :) Don't break my toys! That's my privilege.

X00032:8.Y00001:12.Z00054:5, On the Mean Streets | South Night City Integrate | Midcity | UrbanZone - March 9th, Day 3 (Sunday), 01:03 PM PST

Weather Conditions: High City (Thunderstorms, 15 mph winds from the NE.) | Midcity (Rain, 10mph winds from the NE.) | Undercity (Fog and Rain, no winds.)

Air Quality Index: High City = 25 | Midcity = 42 | Undercity = 75 (masks required)

Once everyone is decently settled, Bloodbank approaches Casino, “Let me see that arm. Is it bothering you much?”

His head jerks up in acknowledgment, the big solo remembers the wound in his arm for the first time in hours. As he relaxes the cybernetic pain editor wired into his body, he is at first slightly overwhelmed with the rush of pain, but drawing in a few deep breaths brings it to a bearable level. Removing his crow face mask for the first time in at least a day, its edges covered with a good layer of dried sweat, he gives the medic access to his arm.

"Yeah, now that you've reminded me," Casino says with a smile, traces of the pain clearly visible to the medic.

Bloodbank removes his own cracked skull mask and begins his examination.

Right now, the team is gathered in one room with Rya and Jase sitting on the bed, their backs against the headboard.

“So,” Blossom chirps from where she’s planted herself on the edge of the bed, “let’s iron this thing out like civilized people on the same team. Then, while Good Ol’ Mister Charlie tries to get us a drop location, I’ll look into Falcone Security and see what I can find on Vegas, unless, that is, you’re still intent on me checking into our benefactor.”

With a wave of a hand, Charlie brushes off the suggestion that they look at the benefactor. The group is still too green in his opinion and a few of these gringos might talk. That might be the end of them all. No. Charlie is going to let them figure it out for themselves. He has his orders and he will continue to make sure that the contract won’t suffer until these edgerunners got salt in their shoes. 

"Falcone Sec first, please, Blossom, if no one objects," The big solo says through the pain of the examination, his eyes drifting towards Ghlahn. The cyborg had finally given up the name of the security company and Keith thinks back over the past several hours. Casino isn’t one to recklessly offer up trust and his concern over Vegas’ situation mixed with the frustrations of a second team and the challenge of blending a new group of operators has gotten to him. With chagrin, he realizes that he’s been seriously overreacting. Ghlahn had shared the results of the conflict with the group and had first attempted to avoid the firefight. Vegas had known about it as well when he went to meet up with the Capore Steel. The solo has to admit Ghlahn is dangerous, killing seven men from a security company is no small feat. With all his under the skin dermal armor and wired reflexes, Casino had to wonder if all his upgrades were known, would he too be considered a cyborg. Would Echo react to him with the same vehemence that she has Ghlahn if she knew about his wetwork?

"Hey kid,” the Cee-Metal edger interjects (OOC: Persuasion & Fast Talk check rolled: 13), “how about you and me check out the other room?  Gotta make sure it is all safe." Ghlahn wants a few moments to talk with the kid and also make sure there is no danger lurking. Activating his IR vision, he scans the adjoining room through to the current room and then the one on the other side of their other room.

Jase stares at the quiet red-headed soldier with wide-eyes as he attempts to melt into Rya. The woman, mouth slightly agape, encircles him though her eyes are saucers as well. 

Looking towards Echo, Casino shakes his head to let her know not to interfere with Ghlahn and the boy, though he thinks it highly unlikely that Rya will allow Jase to go off alone with Ghlahn, it is time the big solo began showing his teammate some trust and respect. 

“You know what,” Blossom shifts so that she’s facing Rya and Jase. “I think that’s not a half-bad idea. Jase, please go with Ghlahn.” (OOC: Persuasion & Fast Talk check rolled: 15) The ten-year-old shakes his head, his chin beginning to quiver again. 

“He’s staying with me,” Rya boldly declares.

"Aya, the kid and me are just gonna talk,” Ghlahn explains further. “Maybe he can remember something important, even if he doesn't know it's important. We need a quiet spot." Looking flatly at Rya, he adds (OOC: Intimidate check made: 21 [exploding 10]), "You can stay put right there, we don't need a chaperone."

Echo looks at Ghlahn, giving him a humorless smile, unsure of her feelings about letting Jase spend any time alone with the Corpore Metal cyborg. Hesitantly, Rya jerks away from the Cee Metal’s unnerving gaze. A couple of breaths later, she slowly moves Jase so that he’s looking up at her. 

“Go with the man, honey,” she instructs calmly despite her white-knuckled grip on his shoulders. “You’ll just be right next door. It will be okay.”

“But I want to stay with you,” Jase whines and makes the attempt to push himself back into her embrace.

“I know,” Rya glances at Ghlahn and then returns her concerned look back to the boy. “It will only be for a little bit. We need to discuss some adult things. Understand?”

Staring at the Hispanic woman for a good five heartbeats, Jase finally nods once and immediately shifts to roll off the bed and timidly approaches Ghlahn.

Fixer is still wondering about Rya—he wants the story. Does the kid care that he is getting people killed? Why'd he run? It probably doesn’t matter...

A jolt of pain as Bloodbank works to clean the remnants of the makeshift bandage Keith had been fit with while in the hospital brings the solo's attention back to his arm and the man working to repair it.

"You did a good job during that fight, I'm sure you hated doing what you did, but it was necessary so, thank you." Keith is sincere in his thanks and the medtech picks up on it, pressing his lips together in a tight frown as he dips his head in acknowledgment. 

“I don’t like taking lives,” Collin (Bloodbank) explains, crumbling up a bloodied disposable antiseptic wipe and dropping it on the desk. “Doesn’t mean I won’t do it to protect my team. I just always wanted to be the good guy, ya know? Not the bad guy.” With that, the medic reaches into his bag and pulls out a thick pen-shaped object.

The big solo asks, “So how bad is it?” Ghlahn and Jase make their exit, with the cyborg closing the door behind them.

“It’s pretty serious,” Collin replies matter-of-factly. “You’ve sustained some damage to the bone and the muscle is pretty torn up. It’ll be a while before it is fully healed. In the meantime—” he holds up the pen device, “—I’ve properly cleaned it, fished out fragments of bone and shot, and am now going to cover it with Liquid Skin. This should hold you over for about ten days, even showering. You’ll need to have it checked every day, though. Just to guard against infection.”

"Someone needs to sit on these two," Charlie mentions to the group from his seat on the couch and begins to use his agent to connect to the Darknet (OOC: Streetdeal check required). Ordering his agent to begin a search for another set of wheels with cybernetic controls only and space for all these choombas, he is momentarily distracted from the interactions in the room. The challenge he is facing is finding a vehicle that will hold nine people comfortably and not be conspicuous. No small feat and he quickly realizes that he may need to seek two vehicles and ask the group who can drive. 

Cred Stick Charlie is hoping to grab some time to study for a bit, and maybe grab some shuteye until a message comes in from Starlight with the location of the drop. Still wrapped up in his vehicle search, the fixer adds, "I would suggest to the solos... PCI (OOC: Pre Combat Inspection), recheck your ammo levels and clean your weapons while you have the downtime. We are not out of the woods yet."

Then, glancing over to Fixer, he asks, "would you mind looking the vehicle over before I turn it back over to its owners, please?" 

Once again, Charlie taps out another message to Starlight titled, "Teammates."

“Well,” Blossom looks around the room. “I’m going to see what I can find on Falcone.” Activating her bracer, the netrunner’s keyboard forms. Beginning to type, she glances over at Charlie and Fixer, then Casino and Bloodbank, and finally Echo. “You gatos gonna just hang out and stare? Kinda creepy.”

(OOC: March 9th, Day 3 - Sunday, Time is 01:20 PM PST - Midcity, Moonlight Express Motel, South Night City Integrate.)

Posted on 2020-02-21 at 15:59:29.


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