Comic 707 - Find Fuse and Michelle

Posted on 21st Dec 2017, 1:42 AM in Ghosts
Find Fuse and Michelle

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Morgenstern 21st Dec 2017, 1:42 AM edit delete
You head to the second floor to retrieve Fuse and Michelle.

"Whoa," Michelle says. "Caius is... awake."

"I am real painkiller'd AND level'd right now," Caius replies. "Which is good, 'cuz I'd be pissed if I wasn't. Ya shoulda put some pants on me before you brought tha tube in, Michelle. Now everybody's seen my junk."

"I was afraid of crackin' it open too early," Michelle says before adding, "I wanted to preserve the freshness."

"And to be fair, it wasn't your junk at the time," Fuse adds.

You inform the nurses that there's... a bit of a mess in the operating theater. You're going to try and clean up the worst of it, but--

"What're we doing with the body?," Fuse asks.

The nurses' eyes notably widen. Caius waves them off.

"It's mine, don't worry. We ain't, like, killin' people. ...Here, I mean."

"We could freeze it...?" Michelle speculates. "In case Caius needs a new heart or somethin' later."

"I... don't suspect there would be much salvageable from that corpse," Dr. Finch states.

You suggest that this conversation may be better had not in the middle of a hospital. You also make it clear to the two nurses that they can't tell anyone about this, ever. For their own safety. Seriously, you and your group were never here.

"What?," the male nurse protests. "This night'll be a little hard to just forget ab--."

"I'm cool with it," Cam replies, cutting him off. "You guys are like... some kind of weird shadow government thing, right? If we tell anybody we'll get assassinated, maybe."

The male nurse stops protesting.

"Oh, and we're going to take the trashcan bug," Fuse says to the nurses. He then turns to you and Dr. Finch. "Also, my leg's probably screwed. They took a look at it. S'not looking good."

"You're... quite calm about that revelation," Dr. Finch replies.

Michelle smiles. "I might've done too good a job talkin' up cybernetics."

For now, you all leave Caius's old body in the morgue, reinforce the security measures on the bio printers more thoroughly, and give Prima the same speech about you never being here. You and your allies head out, and pick up drive thru ice cream on the way back to the bunker. On the way, Fuse and Michelle explain everything that happened. Fuse sends a text to Lydia, asking her to warn other hospitals--Thale may be gearing up for another massive hack, like the Tobu incident. You're also careful to ensure you aren't being followed.


Madd 21st Dec 2017, 2:21 AM edit delete reply
Okay, check on Jury S now, and get an income source.
Cannons would be great, but hard to procure.
Also, do mechs/power exist, because we should get some.
Also, the whole guy we got locked up, but first rest.
Deminia 21st Dec 2017, 2:31 AM edit delete reply
We should take care of Fuse before his leg gets even worse. Either get him the cybernetics or do what we can with the red.
rufiangel 21st Dec 2017, 2:31 AM edit delete reply
*heaves a good long sigh* -v-* Phew. Love you Caius. So. Much. (Can't stop laughing at what he holds issue with. I guess we can chalk it up to major painkiller but like seriously, Caius? XD)

1. Dr. Finch and Jane probably need a nap *at the very least*, if not a full-blown sleep cycle at this point. Caius most likely needs to sleep as well. I think we can put off checking in on Jury until the morning, or at least the others (Fuse/Michelle) can check in on that right now if they really want to.
2. Gasmask. Just make sure he's not being a pain. We can talk to him tomorrow if he's not. We'll probably need him to help clarify whether we got the base of operations for the StQ magic 'shroom production or not. And Dr. Finch/Fuse can look into all the stuff we pulled from the plant. Well, not *now* but later.
3. Fuse's leg - get that as best as we can for now, and I guess tomorrow, look into cybernetics. Dang, a cybernetic leg for Fuse does sound pretty cool. >_>
4. Don't forget to give Macland dreams, if possible. Not thinking Nil will be happy about the turn of events so far... heh.
Guest 21st Dec 2017, 2:55 AM edit delete reply
I second all this, also we should probably blood gas mask if we haven't already so we can atleast know where he is if we don't want to keep him in the bunker.
Cuttlefish 21st Dec 2017, 7:14 AM edit delete reply
Good ideas. We should also pick up a large tub of some kind to submerge Edison's container.
Swagner 21st Dec 2017, 11:48 AM edit delete reply

(That's actually not sarcastic; it'd make keeping tabs on Edison really easy.)
Blue_Elite 21st Dec 2017, 2:39 AM edit delete reply
You have an anime cheek bandage now Michelle! I'm so proud of you! Also yay to ice cream party!

Whelp, if we can do anything to help Fuse's leg situation tonight (keeping in mind we're completely exhausted) do that. Otherwise we (Jane) should just go to bed.
Have someone check on Jury and don't forgot Unity needs to be given her name at some point.
Leave it to Michelle if she wants to interrogate GasMask tonight or wait until tomorrow.
Auron 21st Dec 2017, 2:44 AM edit delete reply
What's going on with Gasmask? Also how expensive are cybernetics?
Guest 21st Dec 2017, 2:52 AM edit delete reply
OH MAN IVE FINALLY CAUGHT UP! Alright I want to test something, this is a thought I had way back, people in our posse know our real name, can we check if they can actually say it, I want to know if the Patton Thale name trick is something that can't be turned against us, because if our guys can't say our name then something about the mind control prevents that, and if they can than Thale might be able to disable the not saying the name, which could spell disaster. Also I just want to say that this comic is freaking amazing, I've been reading it so much the past couple days, plus with it updating every like four hours puts it leagues ahead of other webcomics I'm reading where updates come every 2-3 days, sometimes even weeks. It's saying a lot that when I check the page counter earlier in the day to see how close I am to being caught up, and then when I get there, there's like 3 more pages that got added in the past 6 hours, it's crazy what you're doing here morgenstern and I love it
Blue_Elite 21st Dec 2017, 4:14 AM edit delete reply
Dr. Finch still address "Jane" by her real name. It just never comes up in-comic as an in-joke to the readers.

We currently do not know why Patton Thale absolutely seems to abhor hearing his own name (or why he doesn't allow those close to him to say it anyway). We just know that anyone either close or under his influence will do everything possible to avoid saying it. At least for now...
Guest 21st Dec 2017, 3:41 PM edit delete reply
Yeah it's that last bit I'm worried about, right now our test is like a lie detector, if they can say it then it means nothing, because Thale might just force them to say it, but if they can't say it then atleast then we know
Nayru9572 21st Dec 2017, 4:09 AM edit delete reply
Could we inform Mac that Caius is fine now? He did help out a whole lot, after all.
Should we check the cars and all for possible bugs placed while we wre busy in the hospital? And maybe move the raven?
lil Joshu 21st Dec 2017, 11:12 AM edit delete reply
lil Joshu
I see a fresh canvas for tattoos....


Just sayin'.
Frission 21st Dec 2017, 12:07 PM edit delete reply
Woo, Fuse gets to be a cyborg! He can run around yelling "I NEVER ASKED FOR THIS! <_>" and jumping off buildings in a ball of yellow lightning. :D
Mochi 21st Dec 2017, 1:04 PM edit delete reply
i was gonna say “everybody sleep” but then i remembered we still have gas mask to deal with, who is probably awake and very angry and/or confused. we should probably talk to him and make it clear that we grabbed him for his own safety, i guess? at least make it clear that he’s not in any danger from us. we can probably let him go as soon as we know he is also not going to be a problem.

where did michelle even stash him, anyways?
Dragon_ANGL 21st Dec 2017, 3:40 PM edit delete reply
Remember, gas mask also refused to say "Patton Thale" - he dodged the demand rather than being outright unable to say it plainly...

Also, let's try to get some "unused" mindless bodies to experiment with in safety, so we can regenerate our frie- new family more easily in stressful situations.

...and I'm really curious as to what Finch'll do to Carpenter, if he gets to him first.
Crestlinger 21st Dec 2017, 5:32 PM edit delete reply
If Fuse fuses with machines Do keep in mind Carpenter's forte is mechanical. Maybe put a few emp grenades in the leg robocop-style or something