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Vega
Weird Dude
Dominion Master
8/23/2010 9:34:38 PM

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Total Posts: 245
RE: Questionable Means

     "Yes, that is very true." he replied back as he turned his attention to the alien standing behind the counter. "Uh... She wanted some things. I'm just here to help out." he paused not sure what to say, then turned back to Tawny.

After several minutes of going over the list of items, bartering and conversing, they eventually wound up with the items they needed. They even had some money left over.
After thanking the alien for his help and items, they made their way back to the shop that Tawny was working at.

Only to find it trashed.
Fyrewyre

8/23/2010 9:54:10 PM

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RE: Questionable Means

Tawny felt her jaw drop as she stared at the sight before them.

"What." Without another word, she hurried into the shop, Ishkan not far behind her.

Setting down her bag of parts, she started looking around. Everything was destroyed. Everything.

The counter was trashed, the furniture torn apart, and the ships themselves were stripped down to nothing more than a smoking wire frame.

As she tried to focus on everything at once, she heard a low moan, following it to its source, she found Leo, bruised, beaten, bloody, and unconscious.

"Oh, frak, Ishkan, there's a phone down the street, I think, call for a medic." She held two fingers to Leo's neck, checking his pulse. "And hurry."

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Vega
Weird Dude
Dominion Master
8/23/2010 11:55:56 PM

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RE: Questionable Means

Ishkan turned and sprinted as well as he could out of the shop. His leg gave him a little trouble as he rounded the corner out of the shop and took off down the street in the direction that Tawny had implied when she'd told him about the phone.
The walkways were more crowded than he'd remembered them just being, because now he had an urgent mission. He forced his way through people, appologizing behind him as they cursed his way.
After finally making it to the phone station after what seemed an eternity, he mashed the "emergency" button that was at the top of the dialing area.

     "We have you calling from 462 Lincoln Tower, is this correct?" the female voice on the other end of the phone asked almost as soon as he'd pushed the button.
     "Ye-yes!" Ishkan stammered out after seeing the address printed right above the emergency button.
     "There are units on the way. Please state your emergency." the calm voice on the other end said.
     "There's a man severely injured. It looks like it was a robbery gone wrong, or something worse. I don't know." Ishkan said calmly, taking deep breaths.
     "Please stay on the line till medical assistance has arrived." the voice said to him. Luckily he didn't have to wait long.

He hung up the phone as the medical emergency response team arrived outside the phone booth. People cleared out of the way as Ishkan led them back to Leo's shop. Their miniture ambulance blaring a siren as it drove down the walkways.

Ishkan opened the door and walked in, EMTs right behind him.
     "Tawny? They are here." he called out to where Tawny was sitting with Leo in the back.
Fyrewyre

8/24/2010 12:22:05 AM

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RE: Questionable Means

Tawny let out a breath of relief and moved away from Leo, allowing the EMTs to do their job.

When Leo was all loaded up and on his way to the hospital, Tawny and Ishkan were approached by an investigator.

The Q&A session was brief. - "We work here." "Yesterday." "Out buying parts." "No we don't know who could have done this." - But it seemed to sretch on for an eternity.

Finally, the investigator let them go, giving them his number in case they thought of anything they might have forgotten.

They returned to the apartment, it was just starting to get dark as they walked in.

Ishkan sat down on the couch, while Tawny preferred to stay standing, absently fidgeting with the sleeves of her jacket.

After a moment, she looked down, finally seeing the bloodstains on her jacket. No wonder she'd been getting such weird looks on the way back.

"I-I'm always getting blood on my jackets, aren't I?" She mumbled, slipping the jacket off.

Something 'clunk'ed heavily, having rolled out of her jacket pocket. Tawny bent down and picked it up, rolling it around in her hands.

"Oh yeah, this thing." She walked around and sat on the couch next to Ishkan, still looking at the orb. "I found this at the market last night and completely forgot about it."

She shook her head, yawning, it was a strange little thi-

She froze mid-yawn, her eyelids snapping open.

"I know what this is," she said, shock and disbelief creeping into her voice.

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Vega
Weird Dude
Dominion Master
8/24/2010 12:44:36 AM

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RE: Questionable Means

Ishkan had had his eyes closed and head laid back over the back of the couch. He heard her take her jacket off and something thump on the floor. He didn't look up till she mentioned finding it at the store the previous night.

     "I know what this is..." Tawny's voice at the realization of what the small metal object appeared to be, made Ishkan's skin crawl. He didn't like the shocked tone her voice had taken when she said it, and it gave him the creeps. He looked at the thing she held up, but held no recolection of having ever seen anything like it before.
     "And that would be...?" he asked, his eyes shifting between the small object and Tawny's disbelieving looking face.
Fyrewyre

8/24/2010 1:04:20 AM

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RE: Questionable Means

(and of course, I lose the story notes I made for the orb and forget the majority of what I had in mind... Bare with me)

Tawny turned the orb around in her hands before holding it up for Ishkan to see.

"It's a calling card, a tracer, a death sentence. Whatever word you use, it means we're in big trouble." She rolled it across the room.

"We need to leave." She stood up, pulling Ishkan with her.

He was asking her questions, what she was talking about, what was going on, it all just blended together in her mind.

"Look," she said as she grabbed her backpack, filling it with food. "Let's just say that when you spend eight years on Menos, you tend to, try as you might to not, cross a few people. And some of those people tend to hold grudges."

she lightly smacked herself on the head. "I should have figured it out as soon as I got the orb, shouldn't have picked the stupid thing up."

she turned to Ishkan, fixing her belt and making sure that all her weapons were there, they were. "You ready to go?"

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Vega
Weird Dude
Dominion Master
8/24/2010 1:18:19 AM

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RE: Questionable Means

(Alright, just send me a PM or something if you think of more, so I can steer away from messing the story up.)

     "I... I don't understand." Ishkan said, stuffing the last of his food into his pack and zipping it up. "How did they find us? Do you know who they are? How did it get into the store? Are they after me now?" his questions kept coming, not giving her time to answer them.

She grabbed him by the elbow and walked towards the door. He understood that now was not a good time to be asking questions and followed her out. His mind was racing as they made their way through the crowded walkways towards one of the taxi locations.

      "Any ideas for getting off this planet? Or are we just moving to a new location?" Ishkan asked, still trying to piece together what was going on. His mind raced back to Leo, beaten to a pulp on the floor.
     "Had he taken the beating for them? Had he given them up?" the thoughts raced through his mind even quicker than he was able to ask them, so he decided to keep his mouth shut for now and just follow Tawny.
Fyrewyre

8/24/2010 1:39:49 AM

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RE: Questionable Means

"For now, we need to find someplace where we can lay low and not avoid drawing attention to ourselves." Tawny glanced around nervously before pulling Ishkan into the shadows, keeping them close to the wall. "There's a subway not too far from here, keep your head down and don't look anyone in the eye and we can probably manage to get on the next train out of town."

They reached the subway in a few minutes, Tawny absently smoothed her hair as they slowed down, walking down the stairs and over to the ticket seller.

She laid the tape on the counter in front of the "Two tickets for the next train out of town, please." To her credit, Tawny thought she did fairly good keeping the panic out of her voice, the only sign that something was amiss was her grip on Ishkan's arm tightening as she pulled him closer.

"Anywhere specific you want to go? Or do you just want to ride until you find a place you like?" The teller asked, printing the tickets.

Tawny shook her head. "Second one, we just... Need to get out of town. Spur of the moment, you know?" She forced a smile.

"I know exactely what you mean, my husband and I had the exact same thing happen to us ten years ago, next thing you know, our lovely daughter was born." She handed them the tickets. "You two have fun now."

Tawny tightened her grip on Ishkan's arm to stop him from saying whatever he'd opened his mouth to say and took the tickets. "Thank you, we plan to." She handed Ishkan his ticket as they walked to the subway.

A few minutes later, they were alone in one of the cars, sitting next to each other and waiting for the subway to start.

"Guess not a lot of people take the 'late-at-night-fleeing-for-your-life-oh-god-help-us-all' train." Tawny said in deadpan as the subway doors closed and it lurched into motion.

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Vega
Weird Dude
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8/24/2010 1:59:30 AM

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RE: Questionable Means

     "Yeah... guess not." Ishkan said, his eyes a little wider than normal, which is saying something for being a Zap'ana. He was so confused and ready for an answer, but had no clue where to even begin with his questions.

     "So, uhm..." he paused, "I think it's time you told me what happened on Menos, don't you?" his voice sounded odd in the metalic emptiness of the subway car. His idle finger picked at gum stuck to the seat next to him without realizing it.

He wrapped his jacket a little tighter around himself as he waited for Tawny to gather her thoughts about what she was going to tell him. He still hadn't grown accustomed to the cold nights in both space, and other planets. His mind drifted off, thinking about his childhood; growing up with his mother in the warm marshes of Gekel.

He pulled his focus back to Tawny as she cleared her throat.
Fyrewyre

8/24/2010 2:54:13 AM

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Total Posts: 95
RE: Questionable Means

"This happened a while ago, so you'll have to forgive me if I'm fuzzy on a few details." Tawny's absently played with her fingers.

"I was sixteen, making a nice living as an 'underground' mechanic, and generally just thinking that I could take on the universe with one hand tied behind my back."

"I know it's cliche, but I first got mixed up with this guy because I needed money - that's not why he's after us now, I paid him back (ridiculous amount of interest and all)"

"He wasn't the trusting type apparently, because he had his son watch me constantly." Tawny paused before clearing her throat. "And it continued on like that for years, with me paying him back gradually over time and him leaving me with barely enough money to eat."

"One day, I was bringing the last of the money I owed him to his house. I don't know what was going through my mind at the time I guess I thought he wouldn't notice them gone..." She trailed off.

"There were some special little bits of technology that could allow for incredible upgrades on nearly any piece of technology. Only about ten of them were made before being discontinued for being too potentially dangerous. He had four of them, being used as a doorstop."

"What could I do? Judging from the way he used them, he couldn't know their worth, and they were practically legends among the engineering community. I grabbed them while I was alone in the room."

"Five months later, I came home to find my shop trashed. I can only be glad that I kept my ship out of town, otherwise I probably would have been joining everything that had been in there."

"I left Menos and travelled around, that was nearly a year ago. I thouht that I'd finally gotten rid of him..." She trailed off.

"So there you go," she said after a minute. "we're on the run for our lives all because I couldn't use common sense."
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