Comic 1145 - Head back home

Posted on 13th Dec 2018, 10:22 PM in Chapter IX
Head back home

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Morgenstern 13th Dec 2018, 10:22 PM edit delete
You thank everyone for their efforts, and apologize for losing contact. You... tried to be gone... uh... not as long as you were.

Caius begins to carefully climb back down.

You do a quick mental check on everyone, and you tell the worm that you'll be back tomorrow to talk. You want to give them some time to think about all this.

You also ask if they have a name.

"I DO NOT," the voices hum, somewhat distorted.

You nod, and start walking back toward the lab. You ask... what the hell all happened while you were gone. Why did everybody try to fight the giant silkworm

"We thought you got kidnapped, or soul sucked or somethin'," Caius replies.

"We gave it a couple hours," Michelle adds, "then we started worryin'. The guys went to go get a power reader--we figured y'wouldn't go down without a fight, so maybe the worm was weakened."

"We tested the air, and the EM fields were weaker than before," Fuse says. "Way weaker. It could've been trying to draw us in, but..."

"We got desperate," Michelle admits. "If that thing had you, we needed to do somethin' before it got its strength back. Fuse and Finch rigged up some EMP things."

"We hoped," Fuse starts, "they might be strong enough to like... counter-charge, form sort of a shield against the blast. It was a terrible ass idea, we had to have pinpoint reaction time, and we were gambling on the worm being weak enough--"

"Hey, it worked though," Caius interjects.

"ONCE," Fuse huffs. "It worked one time and blew out one of our two devices. We got lucky timing it as well as we did, if Blondie hadn't showed up we were probably SOL."

"Oh," Michelle adds, "and Liz's been talkin' to Edison."

"AND THAT!," Fuse actually yells, his voice echoing a bit across the empty town. "That sure as FUCK didn't stress us out any less."

Wait, what...? Really?

"Yeah," Caius nods, "while we were all messin' with worm stuff, Liz got tha kids to take her to Edison. Said they had a long chat."

Michelle nods, as well. "I checked the containment area before we left--Edison's still there, Liz didn't break her out or anything like that. Edison said she wanted to talk to you, though--I, uh, didn't mention we didn't know where you were, at the time. She was... calm."

"Which is a bad sign," Fuse suggests. "We have no idea what Liz said to her, we were too busy doomsday prepping for thunderworm to ramp up an interrogation."

You tell them you appreciate the, uh, effort, and you ask Michelle what she ended up giving the tradesmen.

"Oh," Michelle chuckles dryly, "long story short, I ain't gettin' my old apartment back. Joke's on them, I didn't want any of that stuff anymore anyhow."

You eventually make it back to the bunker. You feel... very, very tired, mentally and physically.

"Oh, thank goodness," Dr. Finch says with a sigh. "I was beginning to fear the worst. Is everything alright? ...Why is your armor pink?"

"'Cuz she's a magical girl," Michelle says simply.

Caius chuckles.

Fuse gives a louder, longer sigh. "I should have saved that super level the tradesmen gave us. I should've held onto it. I should've known."



Frission 13th Dec 2018, 11:05 PM edit delete reply
Oh my god, I love you so much, Fuse. xD
Xylas_Incarnum 13th Dec 2018, 11:09 PM edit delete reply
probably should trade for some more super level.
Limrix 13th Dec 2018, 11:13 PM edit delete reply
We no longer have the massive supply of level we once had, though we might be able to grow more in the red or the mars bunker.
Reactinator304 13th Dec 2018, 11:10 PM edit delete reply
Ooh, back to Edison, now, is it?
rhyu 13th Dec 2018, 11:15 PM edit delete reply
eh, we've already had siper level. lets go for super beer this time. while we do that, definitely go see what Edison wants and myabe question Liz
Twyll 13th Dec 2018, 11:16 PM edit delete reply
Probably question Liz *first*, THEN go see Edison. I think it would be a good idea to know the context before we head in there.
PurpleKetchup 14th Dec 2018, 12:39 AM edit delete reply
Twyll 13th Dec 2018, 11:17 PM edit delete reply
So, Liz did a thing on her own initiative! That's huge and really good! :D Even if it was an incredibly dangerous thing that she did ^_^; So let's try not to be hard on her when we ask her what she talked about with Edison. I think it would be wise to ask her about that while everyone else takes a breather, and then we can assess if we should rest first or go see Edison immediately.
Skullrama 14th Dec 2018, 12:46 AM edit delete reply
This. Let's have a chat, ask what her motive was here, see what she talked about, and probably praise her initiative, as long as she didn't do anything really off the wall. Maybe even then, depends on what it was, I guess.
Limrix 13th Dec 2018, 11:28 PM edit delete reply
Let's catch up with everyone, and ask Liz about her chat with Edison. I would like to talk to Pierce before we go to bed. If we find ourselves aware of things during our sleep again, let's try enhancing the effectiveness of everyone's rest.
Guost 14th Dec 2018, 12:56 AM edit delete reply
Did the talks have anything to do with how she used to work in the facility Edison and Tesla had been stored in?