Comic 609 - Finish off the shooter

Posted on 22nd Nov 2017, 8:22 PM in Ghosts
Finish off the shooter

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Morgenstern 22nd Nov 2017, 8:22 PM edit delete
Morgenstern
You quickly painkiller Caius.

The black vehicle draws near to where your car crashed... and begins to turn in the street, lining itself up. They're not planning to shoot you--they're planning to ram your car. You try and back up, but your car can't peel itself off the light pole very quickly, and the hummer is building speed very rapidly.

You scramble out of the vehicle, shouting to the others to do the same. Fuse pulls Dr. Finch out of the car. As the hummer speeds toward you, Michelle's pickup comes tearing down the street--completely running over the red-suited shooter as he finishes putting his flames out.

Michelle drives her truck into the side of the hummer. It's not enough of an impact to intercept it entirely, but it does greatly reduce the force of the crash. It's still enough to rock your car--you think if it had hit with its full intended speed it might have turned your car over completely, or at least slid into you and your allies.

Caius struggles to his feet. You ask if he's in any sort of condition to, maybe, call Gesenai on one of the burner phones. Maybe she could be talked out of this if she knew the truth, and she's more likely to listen to Caius than the rest of your group.

Caius takes a breath, holding himself up against the dumpster for a moment before finding stable footing. "Fuck her," is Caius' response. "I'm... I'm past talkin'."

Fuse hands you one of the burner phones. "Your call, boss."

You sync everyone with Michelle, just in case. The black vehicle is currently trying to back up, but Michelle continues to accelerate into it, making it harder for the hummer to withdraw. It might still manage to wiggle free and make another move to run your group over, or its passenger(s) might give up and attempt to shoot you--you can't really tell, and you don't have much time to plan around it.

Comments:

Xylas_Incarnum 22nd Nov 2017, 8:45 PM edit delete reply
Xylas_Incarnum
fuck it, call her. We need to do this because things are only going to get worse from here on out, rather have whether or not Shirai can be convinced to be on our side or not be put to rest now than a few weeks from now in verse.
rufiangel 22nd Nov 2017, 8:49 PM edit delete reply
rufiangel
Right now, I feel like we should go put that driver/other passengers out of commission because Michelle can only pin it down for so long. Dr. Finch and Caius should stay covered but maybe with their handguns ready (though Dr. Finch prolly can't see much without his glasses - no glasses sprite btw is like, homg Dr. Finchhh) -- Fuse and Jane should go and set it all on fire >_> is my thinking right now? I don't think calling Shirai right now is the best of plans - maybe later, if at all.

EDIT: Looks like votes are leaning towards calling Shirai, so if we do, then I'm just going to say we should probably tell her upfront that there's no time; she has to call off her hitman now, or there won't be a chance for Shirai to learn the truth. Take it or leave it, really, because if Shirai refuses then we're just going to have to go it the hard way around this hummer; there isn't enough time to 'negotiate'.
Mr.Fugglebutt 22nd Nov 2017, 9:04 PM edit delete reply
Call. Even if we dont convince her know, actually talking too us, the one she is told is the devil, it could give her enough doubt to work with later.
Mochi 22nd Nov 2017, 9:10 PM edit delete reply
Mochi
everyone needs to take cover regardless of what we're doing. i think that we might as well call shirai while also getting ready to have to fight our way out of this. worst case is literally what we're sitting in right now, so it's not like we have anything to lose. jane can call shirai if caius gives her the number. while michelle has the hummer occupied, fuse should look for dr. finch's glasses in the back seat. the more people we can have shooting, the better our chances.
Portal In Time 22nd Nov 2017, 9:10 PM edit delete reply
Portal In Time
Do you think Fuse could set the engine on fire through the grill? That would be a pretty good way to stop them, though you'd probably have to duck behind the car, or the dumpster.
rufiangel 22nd Nov 2017, 9:42 PM edit delete reply
rufiangel
As a side-note, for guest commenters who noticed there was a funny bug with the name the other day - the problem's been fixed so you can comment as guests with unique names again. :)
Auron 22nd Nov 2017, 10:03 PM edit delete reply
sync with Finch. He needs to know what's going on and he can't see.
Crestlinger 22nd Nov 2017, 10:49 PM edit delete reply
Grab the stuff out of the car if possible, move Away from the car's path and disable the driver (fire, blood, tranq., shot to the back of the kneecap, bloodfury, whatever). If all three vehicles still able to be driven good. If not take what works and call Shirai, loot the other goon's fancy pistol+scope, phone and wallet if not crushed. Finally check everything for trackers and drive off in what is still working.
AlphaDragon 22nd Nov 2017, 10:59 PM edit delete reply
AlphaDragon
Make the call but talk quick. He prepared to take out the other room if Shirai doesn't call them off.
dudecallmecool 22nd Nov 2017, 11:20 PM edit delete reply
Don't want to alarm you- but I did the math and found that blood is drawn will probably take around 11.6 years to get to this page (that's if it stays on schedule) still great to see the new pages though!
Mochi 23rd Nov 2017, 1:49 AM edit delete reply
Mochi
blood is drawn is only going to be the first chapter of blood is mine. it's not going to be the full thing. rufi and matt have said this on numerous occasions.