Comic 700 - Smash the bugs

Posted on 19th Dec 2017, 6:11 PM in Ghosts
Smash the bugs

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Morgenstern 19th Dec 2017, 6:11 PM edit delete
They're quick, and they're not stupid. They maneuver around the narrow room, attempting to flank Michelle, using distractions to create openings for the others.

They're fragile, however.

Thin skin and hollow bones. They're awkward creatures, their forelimbs closer to human hands than Michelle would prefer--misshapen and malformed, but definitely hand-like, with visible fingers and bending joints. They shift the weight of the monsters too much toward the front--when they move, the bugs have to use their poorly crafted hands to walk, not unlike an ape. It hinders the agility their light bodies and sharper minds would normally afford them.

Michelle has to take them seriously, and stay on perpetual guard... but they don't stand a chance. She waits for them to lunge, fluttering with their skin wings, before she smashes them with the metal instrument tray. She gets a clean shot on one, smearing it against the wall, but only clips the second one. She finishes it off by stomping on it.

Michelle takes out her phone, snapping a blurry picture of the last one, then finishes it off. She takes a deep breath.

One room down.

Michelle checks the bio printer to make sure Fuse turned it off. She confirms--it is completely inactive.


rufiangel 19th Dec 2017, 6:25 PM edit delete reply
Just... ew, ew, ew. :'D

Good going Michelle, you're the bestest. <3

There is no way the second bio-printer room is going to be this easy, though. Do we need to bring Fuse with us, just in case? Ugh.

Let's clear up here, and maybe shift the bio paste out - *just in case*. Or ask our nurse friends to help us clean up, if that makes more sense.
Zi 19th Dec 2017, 6:38 PM edit delete reply
With his injured leg I don't think Fuse should be facing any quick opponents if he can avoid it. If things don't go too badly here maybe we can get it fixed up better before we leave the hospital.
rufiangel 19th Dec 2017, 6:49 PM edit delete reply
Yeah, that's fair. Though maybe he could just stand at the doorway and shut the door if they come for him XD
Twyll 19th Dec 2017, 9:19 PM edit delete reply
We could ask the nurses who usually handles biohazard cleanup around here.
LytharWolfe 19th Dec 2017, 6:34 PM edit delete reply
Yeah, there's no way it's gonna be that easy. I would check to see if we could remove the power source physically as well from the bio printers. If they're on but inactive, it's only a matter of time before one of the hackers manages to get it active again.
rufiangel 19th Dec 2017, 6:49 PM edit delete reply
Unfortunately, we can't remove the power source because everything is EM powered in this world. We can't do it without an EMP of sorts, which a) we do not have and b) we should not do because this is a hospital >_>
Twyll 19th Dec 2017, 9:18 PM edit delete reply
We can maybe remove the bio-paste canister or something, though.
Akasha 19th Dec 2017, 6:38 PM edit delete reply
Ultimately kind of rubbish, I see. Mind, I'm a bit concerned Howler and his team may learn from this and make a second version of these shits later on. Either way... I'm kinda curious as to how susceptible their blood sacs are to bursting if you just put a hole in it. Something to test later, possibly. Or not.

Regardless, I agree with asking the nurses to help clean up, now that we've gotten the bugs in this room dealt with. Though, do stay on guard in case there's a fourth somehow lying in wait or some shit.
Madd 19th Dec 2017, 7:29 PM edit delete reply
Inspect the room before asking for clean up.