Comic 611 - Vent a little

Posted on 23rd Nov 2017, 12:38 AM in Ghosts
Vent a little

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Morgenstern 23rd Nov 2017, 12:38 AM edit delete
You tell her that she can't trust anyone. Gesenai Shirai can't possibly trust Knox, or Thale, or Carpenter, or her own men, and the only person that has any clue what Carpenter actually did to Macland Row is you.

Caius takes a shot at the driver side window, but the bullet doesn't go through. The hummer backs up into position.

You tell her that Carpenter put Macland through some sort of mental conditioning under the pretense of it protecting him from you, but all it did was shut Macland's brain down. You tell her that if she wants Macland back that you're the only one with a chance of doing it.

You maybe phrase all that in a non-clinical, angry sort of way. Maybe also peppering in that none of this was your fault, people just keep trying to kill you.

The black vehicle backs up more... turns... and starts to drive off.

"If you can bring Macland back, then do it."

You start to explain that... well, you're not sure exactly how you can, it's just that you're the only--

"This isn't a request. I'm giving you 24 hours to bring Macland back and if you don't, I'll make you wish you had just eaten the bullet and gotten it over with. This was my attempt to be rid of you, but if you're going to try and get to me through the people I care about I can do the same. You know things the others don't? So do I. I know your doctor friend has a family. I know your pyro has plenty more childhood friends where Mr. Ferrings came from.

You have 24 hours to convince me there's any reason to let you live."


PurpleKetchup 23rd Nov 2017, 1:03 AM edit delete reply
Time to practice brain surgery, stat !

Also thank her semi-angrily for giving you a chance, and berate her for weaponising a childish lab experiment/mutant against you, considering the casualties it caused. Federal agents, dammit.
Steve 23rd Nov 2017, 1:07 AM edit delete reply
Make sure the tracking scrambler works, get everyone's asses to Mars. Eddy is coming with us for now, we don't have time to worry about this crap.
Auron 23rd Nov 2017, 1:09 AM edit delete reply
Ask Shirai for any details she knows about Macland's exact condition. Tell her you're going to want everything the hospital has found out. Tell everyone to grab finch's glasses, run the decoy, Grab edison's prison, then go research anything they can about how you might be able to fix Macland. Macland is currently top priority.
Mochi 23rd Nov 2017, 1:25 AM edit delete reply
well alright then. call us keffer sutherland because apparently we're on 24 except instead of stopping a terrorist attack we have 24 hours to save our own asses.

tell her we need some information from her. we need to know what macland's doctors have found out since he's been in their care. any little bit of information we can squeeze out of that is more information we have to help us. also make it clear that if any one tries to fuck with us in the next 24 hours our last act on this earth will be to drop edison off on her doorstep.
rufiangel 23rd Nov 2017, 1:55 AM edit delete reply
Shirai, you're a real piece of work. Thank you for not killing us immediately and I hope when we finish possibly saving Macland, you choke on your saliva and leave us alone. Screw you.

Can we do all the things, make sure Caius is okay, check if we can still drive everything back and then tell everyone the ultimatum? Also can we ask about Dr. Finch's family? ;v;*
Mochi 23rd Nov 2017, 2:02 AM edit delete reply
second asking finch about his family. also, advise shirai that it's probably iin everyone's best interest if she pulls knox off his guard detail and replaces him with someone she's absolutely one hundred percent certain she can trust. i don't want to risk thale finding out about our little cease fire and making knox smother mac in his sleep or something fucking stupid like that.
Blue_Elite 23rd Nov 2017, 2:26 AM edit delete reply
Explain we have an idea of what Carpenter did but not EXACTLY what it was. Any medical files on Macland would help us with the diagnosis and then we can get started on an actual cure.
Also to try and keep Knox and the others out of the loop. If Thale or Carpenter catch wind that Macland's recovery is tied to our lives, they'll likely do EVERYTHING possible to sabotage Macland's recovery.

Not Shirai related: check Caius and the vehicles for damage assessment (and Finch's glasses, hope those are okay). If we can hobble back to base let's; we've got a psycho-child-weapon to deliver to Mars, an android to deliver to cold storage, and a long night/day ahead of us.
GS 29th Apr 2019, 3:29 AM edit delete reply
… Shirai is a lot scarier than Edison.