Comic 1086 - Do some resting

Posted on 24th Jun 2018, 4:44 PM in Hope
Do some resting

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Morgenstern 24th Jun 2018, 4:44 PM edit delete
Morgenstern
You tell Dr. Finch that Faraday is back, and everything seems to be okay.

You start to take a step for the door... and immediately collapse.

"Oh no!"

"Miss, are you alright?"

...You did spend six hours as a ritual-induced imprint. With everything that was going on, you almost forgot about the whole physical exhaustion thing.

Luckily (?), Michelle wanders in moments after you collapse. Without saying anything, she heads over and scoops you up off the floor.

"Don't worry, girls," Michelle says to Faraday and Tesla. "I got it. She's good now."

Michelle shakes her head as she's carrying you back to Bunker A. "Does Southden got spas? I'm startin' to think you need a day off, Blondie."

You want to insist that you're fine, and wiggle free of her grasp, but your attempts to do so produce... well, no wiggling. You can barely move at all.


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"Oh, damn," Caius remarks as you're hauled in.

"Is... is is this a side effect of Incident F," Dr. Finch begins, "or or or is this...?"

It's just from doing the ritual for so long, you tell him.


...You're pretty sure it is, anyway.

You reaffirm that Faraday is whole again, and fine, and is catching up with Tesla. You want to take a swing at reuniting them with Edison--likely using one of those containment rooms, at first, since there's no way to predict how Edison's going to act--but that might have to wait until you don't feel like a truck hit you.

"While you were out, we began work on an attack via information," Dr. Finch states. "Fuse and Elizabeth are dealing with that presently--though it's hard to assess how susceptible Thale will truly be to such a thing, our research into methods of accomplishing it have been... hopeful, thus far."

"I was right," Caius adds. "Lovers is totally down for tryin' to help us, and she thinks tha rest o' tha Deck oughta be, too."

Slowly, you... start to manage to squirm your way out of Michelle's arms. You land on shaky legs, but... after a second or so of using her for support, you do manage to stand of your own volition.

"So, lunch then?," Michelle chuckles.

Comments:

Guest 24th Jun 2018, 6:42 PM edit delete reply
Lunch.
Wii G 24th Jun 2018, 7:21 PM edit delete reply
Lunch is about all we can physically manage right now, sounds like.
Twelveseal 24th Jun 2018, 11:47 PM edit delete reply
Twelveseal
Michelle needs to feed Mine~Clearly she's too weak to do so herself XD
Akasha 24th Jun 2018, 7:11 PM edit delete reply
Akasha
Lunch it is, then.
AgentKuga 24th Jun 2018, 7:18 PM edit delete reply
Yep, food.
Leafia_Barrett 24th Jun 2018, 7:21 PM edit delete reply
Leafia_Barrett
Yes, let us food. Ask what everybody else is in the mood for today.
Blue_Elite 24th Jun 2018, 7:39 PM edit delete reply
I'm thinking either hamburgers (greasy or not, as long as it's not fast food) or club sandwiches. Something concise yet "big".
chaosblitz 25th Jun 2018, 5:09 PM edit delete reply
I dunno, I think soup or something might work better. We might be too tired to eat something that requires a lot of chewing.
Blue_Elite 24th Jun 2018, 7:39 PM edit delete reply
Get more information about... the information war.
Also should discuss plans going forward for today. Mine is likely going to be out for several hours if not the whole day. Need to decide if today is going to be an off day or a research day.
Southden is supposed to be a semi-tourist attraction AND is connected to an ocean/sea/body of water so if not a spa it probably has a jacuzzi to soak in at the very least; though that'll cut into our already thin funds. There's spending more time with the ghost girls now that they're reunited; but it might be good to give them the rest of the day to bond especially since we're going to shortly reintroduce Edison. We've also got three cats at our beck and call if we finally want to fully indulge our cat fancy.
On the productive side we could discuss red-things with Mom's Red; though we may be far too tired to do anything more than discuss theory. We could actually read Geoangular Control and try to find some more actual spells; again though unless we're going to nominate guinea pigs we're all magic'd out as far as trying spells goes. We could very simply discuss and plan out what-all we're going to do to get Ilworth's power supply back up and running and what we're going to do with the refugees (there isn't exactly a business sector in Ilworth; they'll likely need the motorcycle we've been using to go shopping which will also require giving them money to use and passports as well).

I'm personally split pretty evenly down the middle: today has been extremely stressful physically and especially mentally; but at the same time Thale is far from out and Carpenter has been too quiet.
I'd go with casual read of Geoangular Control. It's the least stressful while still being productive.
Xylas_Incarnum 24th Jun 2018, 7:50 PM edit delete reply
Xylas_Incarnum
I think Mine might've removed a bit too much electricity from their body.
Frission 24th Jun 2018, 8:12 PM edit delete reply
Frission
Hopefully we figure out soon what was so super worth it about doing this. Aside from the warm fuzzies we regularly seek from doing nice things, that is. x3
Flat!Fuse was pretty adamant about it being worthwhile. >_>
Tsuki 24th Jun 2018, 8:38 PM edit delete reply
We still have all that electricity, just gotta figure out how to use it.
Twelveseal 24th Jun 2018, 11:54 PM edit delete reply
Twelveseal
Just a guess? Adding a trio of powerful ghost girls to our list of allies is probably worth it beyond just doing the right thing. Consider how much trouble Edison was. Then add in Tesla's love of hiding and Faraday's direct experience with the Bunker Network's electrical grid, and more broadly such grids in general.

We now have ghost units, in other words. And we still haven't seen if they can merge back into one. Or if they can interact with the Ilworth ghosts.
Skullrama 25th Jun 2018, 2:21 PM edit delete reply
If the girls want to help with like, making Ilworth livable in some way, that is fine.

If the girls want to help with battling Thale, that is a hard no - even if they volunteer. They may be ghosts, but they are still children - they don't have the capacity to truly weigh the costs and risks associated with what they'd be signing up for. It is up the adults to make that decision for them - and the only responsible decision is 'No, absolutely not'.
Portal In Time 24th Jun 2018, 8:18 PM edit delete reply
Portal In Time
Lunch. Future!Panda Express, get the family meal with a handful of eggrolls

Make sure they have fortune cookies.
Archon 24th Jun 2018, 10:08 PM edit delete reply
Ah, yes. "Lunch".
If by lunch you mean sleep, then yes. That.
PurpleKetchup 25th Jun 2018, 12:24 PM edit delete reply
Mental fatigue and physical exhaustion have different causes.
Better eat first, can always sleep later.
Mister 24th Jun 2018, 10:56 PM edit delete reply
I recall billboards being discussed, but I'm seeing large billboards saying: "Patton Thale - just an average person" with a picture of him as a young man.

if nothing else, it'll infuriate him. :D
undeadDreamer 24th Jun 2018, 11:35 PM edit delete reply
Lunch'd be nice. Lean against Michelle for stability. Yea stability.
Espylacopa 25th Jun 2018, 12:13 AM edit delete reply
Espylacopa
Lunch, possibly while discussing future plans, followed by a much needed nap.
1977 25th Jun 2018, 1:10 AM edit delete reply
If this were a Popeye comic the next step would be clear.
One can of spinach and everything is fine again.

Salad would be my choice right now.
Nothing to hard to bite, or chew.
Normally I'm against it since they are basically just high concentrated sugar, but energydrinks could be good too.
mr. thought 25th Jun 2018, 8:44 AM edit delete reply
yes lunch then Spa everyone truly needs a day off.
Caydenite 25th Jun 2018, 9:44 AM edit delete reply
Everyone together for lunch, we can here about what everyone's been up to, then we take a nap and go from there.
Barswanian 25th Jun 2018, 3:59 PM edit delete reply
Something with strawberries.
lil Joshu 25th Jun 2018, 4:10 PM edit delete reply
lil Joshu
Chocolate spaghetti with red-velvet ice-cream as sauce and strawberries for "meatballs"! (Roughly what I"m planning for a dessert tonight, actually!)