Comic 148 - Get out of the apartment

Posted on 4th Aug 2017, 5:04 PM in Blood on Mars
Get out of the apartment

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Morgenstern 4th Aug 2017, 5:04 PM edit delete
Based on what Dr. Finch said, you suspect the best thing to do right now is leave. You tell Fuse what Finch suspects, and he nods, shutting the computer down. The two of you climb out of the vents, and you explain the situation to Michelle.

"Yeah, that makes a lot of sense. Let's get outta here."

The three of you pile into Michelle's truck and take off down the road. You suggest stopping off to get hair dye, or at least a hat--now that you know the entire hospital incident was livestreamed, and that everyone on Queen can be used as a scope for whoever's behind all this, hiding your identity is suddenly a much bigger deal.

Michelle chuckles to herself. "So we're lookin' at... a bunch of people that did Queen, and they can be forced to work for the bad guys at any second. We're lookin' at a cult of people who... I guess are in on it, and want to kill you whether they're forced to or not because they think you're Satan. We got however many people were watchin' that livestream... who might be on drugs, might be in the cult, or they might just be sickos. And then we got whoever's runnin' all this in the first place. Somebody in between there has a bunch of money, enough for a fancy computer and enough to hire cops to "rescue" you. Geez, Blondie, when you piss people off you really swing for the fences."

You notice that Fuse has been very, very quiet since reading through those e-mails. It seems like he'd been hoping Howler was controlled, or blackmailed, or set up... but in the end, he was just given resources and incentive to do what he'd already planned. Fuse stares out the window as you drive along.

Michelle stops the pickup at a convenience store, hopping out long enough to buy a hat. And sodas for everybody. Then she takes off again.

"So, where to? Grizwald wants to meet us at that arcade, but he put that video in your locker like... what, two months ago now? Somewhere around that? Hope nothin's changed since then. We still got your house key, too... we haven't been by your place since bailin' on the hospital. Dunno if Dr. Finch would want in on all this action or not."


Xylas_Incarnum 4th Aug 2017, 5:29 PM edit delete reply
Drive by Jane's house a few times to scope it out a bit. Given how she's been deemed the one true evil in the world by a cult probably means it's been ransacked and rather likely torched by now. If it looks untouched then odds are good that people are waiting inside to ambush... well if the place hasn't just been foreclosed and sold to someone else due to Jane having been killed off and all before she got better.

On a side note, It might be a good idea to lean to use disguises. Far as Jane's concerned anyways. Given that unless whatever in command of the drones sees in aura rather than the basic physical spectrum, Having Jane dressed up in a way that prevents people from pegging her as the "devil"/girl from a photo like Fuse did will likely prove useful in the long term.
DrBilly 4th Aug 2017, 5:48 PM edit delete reply
I like giving the house a look, but I'm worried that would lead to us getting tailed as we try to meet with Grizwold.
Vahno 4th Aug 2017, 6:00 PM edit delete reply
I vote we go to Grizwald... Not sure why he put that video in your locker, but..
Wing Eye 4th Aug 2017, 6:07 PM edit delete reply
Wing Eye
See if Dr. Finch can research the Lasker Incident, if what happened to Jane happened before there might be some kind of medical record
PurpleKetchup 4th Aug 2017, 6:31 PM edit delete reply
Hmm... I hope injecting Fuse with Jane's blood cut off that link entirely. It could be he's not controllable but can still be used like a GPS tracker everywhere he goes.
Discuss the possibility while going wherever.
Paradoxdragonpaci 4th Aug 2017, 6:35 PM edit delete reply
Talk to Fuse wherever you are going to
Frission 8th Dec 2017, 4:01 AM edit delete reply
This crew has been very soda-addicted since the first vending machine. Perhaps Soda Cola™ has some addiction-forming compounds in it. D: