Comic 613 - Split into two groups

Posted on 23rd Nov 2017, 8:14 PM in Ghosts
Split into two groups

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Morgenstern 23rd Nov 2017, 8:14 PM edit delete
You stop to check the body of the contract killer.

You acquire a scoped pistol.

You discuss the plan with the others. You don't want to make a trip to the hospital just yet, as the nurses will need time to compile a report for you, and Shirai needs time to get Knox out of there. Fuse and Michelle will head to the bunker to stash Edison on Mars, and drop the Jury parts off with the proto-Juries. Meanwhile, you, Dr. Finch and Caius will plant the fake beacon somewhere, and start patching Caius up.

You load the canister and the parts of Jury into Michelle's truck. Fuse gets into Michelle's truck, as well, and you go your separate ways.

There's a space in the middle tiers that's a straight drop into the lowest of the lower tiers. You don't think you knew about it before, but Fuse does... so you do, too. You drive out to that hole and, after Dr. Finch confirms the fake beacon can take the fall, you drop it into the abyss. Anyone tracking it is going to have a very difficult time actually reaching it.

You head back to Bunker A.


You are greeted by Mom's red, now fully formed in the lab area.

While you take care of Caius' wounds, Dr. Finch alternates between fixing dinner for everyone and inspecting Mom's red. You finally push for more information about his family.

"Wh... which part?," Dr. Finch asks with some hesitance. "I I I have a brother, parents... they're all rather atrocious human beings. They're middle tier, but you would think that they're wealthier from their attitude in regard to... to to to politics, and... those with mutations, and the genetically engineered, and... and..." he drifts off for a moment before sighing. "They are a collection of pernicious individuals. The more I learned about the world and the more I experienced, and the more educated I became the more harmful I saw their behavior was. They buy into the sort of rhetoric that's put this city in the condition it is, and no matter what I show them or how thorough an argument I put forth they will not budge on a single matter. Not one. I've given up on trying to convince them how foul things truly are. They are precisely the sort of people that Patton Thale and Theodore Reigns rely on to maintain their stranglehold."

There's a brief pause before Caius speaks up.

"That's one part, right? You asked which part. Who's tha other part?"

"I..." Dr. Finch stops, actually turning away from you and Caius. "I was married, briefly. I'm... I'm a very professionally focused person, perhaps not cut out for a dedicated relationship in that vein. Suffice it to say, things did not work out."


Auron 23rd Nov 2017, 8:48 PM edit delete reply
We could get her to come to the bunker as a last resort. She still has leverage on fuse.
Auron 23rd Nov 2017, 8:50 PM edit delete reply
just realised the ambiguity
first she is his ex second is our enemy.
Mochi 23rd Nov 2017, 8:50 PM edit delete reply
maybe apologize to finch for prodding and bringing up potentially painful memories. and about the fate of his marriage. we just want to know where we stand and what liabilities we have if we fuck this up. i mean, hopefully we won't fuck this up, but it's still good to be aware of what is at stake. also, check in on fuse, michelle, and the PJs if possible.
rufiangel 23rd Nov 2017, 9:27 PM edit delete reply
I really like how these random things Fuse knows are now things Jane knows XD

Caius's noggin has a bunch of stitches now ;v;* but I'm glad he's mostly okay!

Aaaaand DR. FINCH WAS MARRIEDDD *screams* ;A;**** I am SO nosy I want to know EVERYTHINGGG but like uhm only if he wants to share because clearly this is very painful for him T^T so I guess like Mochi-yan suggested, we can apologise for bringing up sad things instead of poking at it too hard (even though that's what I wanna dooo).

(Also Dr. Finch and his family - I'm pretty sure plenty of people can relate to that ;;;; man...)

Second checking in on Fuse/Michelle~

P.S. Also, hiii Mom's Red~ <3
Deadly death sickle 23rd Nov 2017, 9:40 PM edit delete reply
I’m not logged in, but. We sure definitely put the fake Edison tracker in our old house where we first found jury
rufiangel 23rd Nov 2017, 9:46 PM edit delete reply
DDS - we just dropped it into an abyss ^^;
Twyll 23rd Nov 2017, 9:53 PM edit delete reply
We should hug the Mom-red-wall!

I agree with the idea of apologizing for prodding and then prodding further, cuz sadly it's kinda necessary.

We should also ask Dr. Finch if he thinks we can use our knowledge of Cleantex to help fix Macland. What Cleantex does is relevant, since bringing up old memories is essentially returning the brain to a previous state when those memories were encoded and not written over by other memories-- meaning that if we know how it works, we might be able to use it to revert Macland's brain to a previous state.

Also, we might need to blood a spider. It turns out that the silk of golden orb weavers can actually be used to connect severed neurons with one another, without actually provoking an immune response. If his brain was physically damaged, we may need to learn how spider silk works in order to be able to glue it back together.