Comic 432 - Have Caius make the call

Posted on 25th Sep 2017, 4:43 PM in Doors
Have Caius make the call

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Morgenstern 25th Sep 2017, 4:43 PM edit delete
You take a quick check on Macland Row. Knox is not in the room but wandering the halls, and appears to be texting someone. However, you can't get a decent look at his phone.

You all rest for a while. You and Dr. Finch double check everyone's wounds, you all catch up on any details that might have been missed, and you eat.

Once you've all sufficiently winded down, Fuse confirms that he's copied the surveillance footage. You run through the video files to make sure nothing was altered by Carpenter--everything looks correct. You give Caius a USB with a copy of the footage on it.

Caius walks a couple of blocks before hailing a taxi, riding to a different motel. It's not that far from your current motel, in case you suddenly need to send in the cavalry.

Caius calls the number.

"Hello?," asks the voice on the other line. It does, in fact, sound like the agent from before.

"Hey, uh," Caius begins, "it's me, you gave me your number a while back... told me to call if I find out anything about--"

"Oh, right," she cuts him off before speaking a little more quietly. "One second." There's a pause from the other end, the sound of movement... and then she continues. "Did you run into her?"

Caius takes a deep breath. "I got tha rest of tha footage from that hospital. Unedited, tha whole thing. There's some stuff on here you might wanna see."


"I know a guy. Trust me, s'better not to ask."

Caius gives her the address of the motel he's currently at.

"Give me... about twenty minutes," she says. "I'll be there."

She hangs up, leaving Caius to stand idly around outside a motel. "Well," he mutters--to you, though to any outside observer it would just look like he's talking to himself--"that's that, an' she's on tha way. Hope we got a damn good opener ready."

You ask if Caius thinks she's coming alone.

"Oh, yeah," he says. "I know when I'm on tha other end of a secret phone call. She didn't want nobody else hearin' that... prob'ly tryin' to sneak away from the rest of tha feds right now. Anyway, we got a bit--so if you got any last minute prep ya wanna do, might be a good idea."


Nayru9572 25th Sep 2017, 5:08 PM edit delete reply
Definitely place some ravens nearby to keep an eye out for any unwanted visitors, so we can at least avoid another situation like at Finch's house.
Mochi 25th Sep 2017, 5:30 PM edit delete reply
i am very nervous and very excited. i mentioned to kitty that i thought she might’ve given us her personal number and it looks like i was right! some federal investigation— if it was an official thing, this would have gone to a federal line and probably her superior. it’s too bad that we don’t have a laptop or something she could watch it on then and there.

as for openers… mention all the good things we did at the hospital, or whatever good things were captured on film and emphasize that we clearly aren’t the worst thing that came out of that.
rufiangel 25th Sep 2017, 6:07 PM edit delete reply
We are the best thing that came out of that fufufu
Mochi 25th Sep 2017, 6:49 PM edit delete reply
no but we literally are the best thing that could have come out of that hospital, that’s an actual fact like it was us or a giant fleshbeast so we really and truly are the best thing
Macheman7 25th Sep 2017, 6:51 PM edit delete reply
That's strange, I thought we were the only thing that came out of there... Alive.
2FABZ 25th Sep 2017, 5:40 PM edit delete reply
For an opener lets try and figure out who she really is? Since its obvious she's not just a normal agent lol
Crestlinger 25th Sep 2017, 6:06 PM edit delete reply
Not sure if this was done previously or explained enough, but if not
sync with Caius to impart your viewpoint on the events so he isn't going in blind.
rufiangel 25th Sep 2017, 6:07 PM edit delete reply
Oh wow, it really was her number! Alrighty, we're making things happen! :D

Are we getting a room in the motel and talking in it? ._.? Or sitting in some kind of lobby/reception area? Or a coffee shop? Or standing around the outside -v-?

I think opening with what's on the footage sounds like a plan since we're not showing it to her on the get go. Unless she's bringing something to watch it on, but even then we should talk about it first before watching anything. It has Jane helping people, killing monsters to defend herself, and risking her life to destroy the bio-printer from hell so that it wouldn't escape to wreak havoc in the middle tiers.

And then I guess we should just straight-up ask about why the hospital footage interests her, because is she interested in learning the truth, or is she looking for something specific - something she was clearly looking for in Jane's home? Is she really looking for Jane, or is she looking for something behind Jane? We're certain from the footage that something, or someone, is behind it that extends beyond Howler Ferrings - no hacker could have made all those working bio-printed monstrosities without medical professionals doing the necessary calculations for him. So if something that dangerous is after Jane, who from the footage looks like the victim and the heroine rather than some scary alien trying to hurt people, then we want to know where exactly this 'Fed' lady stands. Because really, who is she?

And that's what we want to know, right? Who she is? XD;
Mochi 25th Sep 2017, 6:46 PM edit delete reply
yeah that’d be a good place to start, like “before i give you this why don’t you tell me who you are and why you’re really looking for the girl”, or something along those lines. we should have a raven follow her if this doesn’t end in us meeting her face-to-face, so we can keep tabs on her if we need to.
rufiangel 25th Sep 2017, 7:12 PM edit delete reply
Good plan. Our raven be ninja. -v-
Mochi 25th Sep 2017, 7:31 PM edit delete reply
oh and i'm realizing that if we haven't told caius our real name it might be a good idea to do so, since he's supposed to know us from before the hospital, and that's kind of an important detail in such a situation. we... don't actually know how we've been introducing ourselves this whole time -- i'm assuming as "jane doe" when we need a name, but who knows. everyone else calls us blondie except finch, who hasn't addressed us by any name at all to my knowledge. though, finch is the only person who for sure knows our real name, since he's had access to our medical records.

i'm rambling now but yeah. caius should be told our real name if he hasn't been.