Comic 351 - Find Michelle

Posted on 9th Sep 2017, 5:48 AM in Unfathomable Hate
Find Michelle

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Morgenstern 9th Sep 2017, 5:48 AM edit delete
You check on Caius.

He's currently on his way back toward your house with a six pack of beer. Well, a five pack--he's drinking one of them as he walks.

You apologize to Fuse for leaving him here with all this, and ask if he can find blankets and the like to shove down the vent for later. You also tell him to keep an eye out, just in case.

You find Michelle in your room.

"It don't make any sense, does it? That government chick was lookin' for signs you'd been here, knowin' you were an alien... but your covers, the pillow, all that's still here. If I was just lookin' for whatever, the undried blood woulda been huge... but she didn't mess with any of it. I don't know what her deal is, but I don't think she's been honest about anything."

You tell Michelle what you saw when you forced a sync. You tell her that you have the ability to extend life and slow--or even prevent--aging. You tell her that you want to figure it out, and stop the cellular degeneration that normally happens to tube cops. You tell her that you don't see her as expendable--that she's a friend, and important, and you don't want to lose her.

Michelle smiles, rubbing at the back of her neck. "I, uh... I dunno what to say. I thought you were just gonna find spiders in there, I didn't... I didn't know you'd see all that."

She looks at the floor, seeming a little embarrassed. "...Thanks, though. I know Vasquez was a trash excuse for a person, an' a lot of what he said was just to control me... but it's still hard to shake those feelings. Like... you're some kinda crazy half alien blood master, and Finch is a genius, and Fuse is a hacker fire controllin' guy that hides bodies and does car chases like it's no big deal. I'm a tube cop. That's it.

I know you're my friend, and you want me to stick around... but if it came down to it, I would take a bullet for y'all. I'd have to. In the big scheme of things, I'm just not that important. Fuse, or Finch, or you... you guys are one of a kind. Other tube cops might not be as cool as me, but they can do what I do just as well or better."

You tell her that you don't care what skills she brings to the table, you care about who she is. She's optimistic, and caring, and your friend. Other tube cops aren't your friend. You don't want another tube cop. You want Michelle.

"Caius was right," Michelle says, smiling weakly. "You are just too damn soft, Blondie."


rufiangel 9th Sep 2017, 6:39 AM edit delete reply
THIS SCENE IS HEART-MELTING (in a beautiful way)


(Beer party in the secret bunker coming up soon XD)

(We can talk about that suspicious 'Fed' chick later. Hugs first.)

(Oh, and Caius, you simple doofus. <3)
Guest 9th Sep 2017, 6:44 AM edit delete reply

(It's probably good to wait until everyone's accounted for before we begin discussing n planning anyways; but what Michelle mentioned is probably good to keep in mind.)
Dragon_ANGL 9th Sep 2017, 12:19 PM edit delete reply
I THIRD THIS. But sit Michelle down first for a proper cuddling hug, rather than another half-hearted standing hug.

Also, start widening the vent down to the Red corridor, see if we can manage to get some furniture down there too. Warn the others about the mouth-in-the-wall (maybe sync Jane's memory to them, let them 'see' the mouth first so they don't react too negatively on first sight).
Kitty 9th Sep 2017, 1:07 PM edit delete reply
I fourth the hug, hug is necessary.
Baeronius 9th Sep 2017, 1:30 PM edit delete reply
Embarrasing Hug Time!

Hopefully this will put a few leaves on those trees.
Mochi 9th Sep 2017, 7:03 AM edit delete reply
soft doesn't mean weak. every time someone says something like "you're really nice" or "you're too soft" i really hope they aren't seeing our kindness and generosity as weakness or think that we don't get how dire everything is. jane probably understands that more than anyone. the fact that she's this kind despite everything shows how strong she is, if i'm honest. friends for us in this world are few and far between, we have to hang on to the ones we have. losing michelle would be devastating, she's been with us since the beginning. she was the first friend we made in this fucked up new reality we got thrown into. i'd say she's our best friend, i think fuse would feel the same way.
5007-574in3d 9th Sep 2017, 9:55 AM edit delete reply
Majin Buu was soft. And the scariest monster in DBZ.

Being too soft is not a weakness. Nor is it a strength. It just is.
Kitty 9th Sep 2017, 1:06 PM edit delete reply
Yes, and the eldritch horror part of us is probably VERY soft. And squishy, and slimy-- and very, very dangerous.
Baeronius 9th Sep 2017, 1:34 PM edit delete reply
O>O; I think I can read it now.►
rufiangel 9th Sep 2017, 1:33 PM edit delete reply
Fanart scene rendition of the raven catching scene, part 1 - this scene is pretty long, but I like it so much I'm going to do the whole thing. It's just gonna take a few parts XD;

9th Sep 2017, 1:45 PM edit delete reply
Her facial scarring is gone?
Mochi 9th Sep 2017, 2:12 PM edit delete reply
i get the feeling this is a wip
rufiangel 9th Sep 2017, 9:50 PM edit delete reply
I totally forgot about the facial scarring XD oops! It was nearly 3am when I finished this, that teaches me. I'll add it later :P
Baeronius 9th Sep 2017, 1:46 PM edit delete reply
So I was thinking to myself "How is she uploading this fan art?"
So... I peeked at the image file, only to find out, it's being posted on your own comic's folders.

*drama music*
rufiangel 9th Sep 2017, 9:53 PM edit delete reply
@Baeronius: Ya. I don't think Kyo minds, though obviously if he tells me to quit it, I will. ^^;
Baeronius 9th Sep 2017, 1:37 PM edit delete reply
I have the urge... to