Comic 632 - Continue observing Macland

Posted on 29th Nov 2017, 7:47 PM in Ghosts
Continue observing Macland

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Morgenstern 29th Nov 2017, 7:47 PM edit delete
You hurriedly explain to Michelle and Fuse that Mac just woke up, and is about to make a phone call you need to watch. They nod, understanding, and you go back to watching Macland.

The guard brings Macland his cell phone. Macland motions him off. "Nailed it. Now get outta my face."

"But Macland, I--"

"Out. Gone. Shoo." Macland waves at him more dramatically, and the guard finally walks out. Macland dials up Shirai's number.

"...Macland?," Shirai answers.

"Hey," he speaks into the phone, "yeah it's Mac. I just got back from hell and I wanted to check up, see how things are going. I miss anything?"

"...Macland, I could kill you," she answers.

"I wouldn't stop you," Macland replies. "After what I just went through, death would be a god damn delight. Listen, Ges, we need to get out of this city ASAP."

Gesenai is silent for a moment. "Are... are you serious? Mackie, what about the club? What about our plans...?"

"Screw the club, screw the plans," Macland says. "Look, this whole thing's gotten way out of control. This is bigger than me, or you, or this stupid city and we need to go. We need to be anywhere but here. We'll take the money, we'll find a nice beach somewhere, change our names maybe--"

"Macland, no offense but you sound crazy right now."

"I AM crazy right now," he replies. "I just spent the last... how long was I out? Doesn't matter, I spent it chatting with the unthought, the dreamless sleep, the moment between moments and lemme tell ya, Ges--not a fan. One and a half stars, do not recommend. I just wanted money! I just wanted to kick back and give orders and live like a king. We're not dealing with kings, though, these fuckers are gods. Old gods. Big, old, scary gods and we don't mean shit to them."

"Mackie," Shirai says, sounding both confused and concerned, "what... what does any of that have to do with what's happening here? It just sounds like you had a wild nightmare--"

"That screwy nurse is one of them," Macland says, almost hissing the statement in an attempt to stay quiet. "She's not just some mutant, Ges, she's like... some kind of blood god. Thale's fucking around with all that. We are dead center in some business that is WAY, waaay above our paygrade!"

There's another long silence from Shirai before she speaks up. "I'm coming to get you. We'll figure out what to do from there."


BunnyMuffin 29th Nov 2017, 8:12 PM edit delete reply
Now time to ask Michelle and Fuse what they found/what happened. Also, put a blood alert on Macland if he tries to leave or is contacted/contacts Shirai.
Portal In Time 29th Nov 2017, 8:20 PM edit delete reply
Portal In Time
Call Shirai, and offer to explain the situation to her over phone, if she'd like. We don't want her to think of us any worse than she already does, and I think she should get our explanation too, before Macland's fear says too much.
Mochi 29th Nov 2017, 8:35 PM edit delete reply
.... yeeeeah i agree with portal, we should call gesenai and give her our version of events before macland goes on raving more. and also perhaps tell her she owes us a car. or two. i don't care, she owes us. and we beat her stupid fucking deadline by like ten hours! scrambling!
lil Joshu 29th Nov 2017, 8:39 PM edit delete reply
lil Joshu
Some Old Ones just wants to give friendly hugs, Mac. :3
Twyll 29th Nov 2017, 8:40 PM edit delete reply
Yep, definitely time to call Shirai before Mac gets there. Tell her what we dealt with, and tell her about the risks involved with Nil still hanging out in Mac's brain.

We might also want to suggest that being on our side is the safest option-- forget potential profits, you can't spend your money if you're not alive to spend it (or if an ancient eldritch being has taken over your body).
Auron 29th Nov 2017, 9:24 PM edit delete reply
If the fact the Shirai is leaving comes up ask her to make sure Carpenter doesn't know as long as possible.
Auron 29th Nov 2017, 9:27 PM edit delete reply
Oh and get what memories you can from the heads of the others.
skybirds15 29th Nov 2017, 9:28 PM edit delete reply
Mac is making the right choice, here. Also, no need to let maccc know that we saved him. That probably won't end well, anytime soon anyway, that sort of thing takes time.