Mar 13

[22:58] Shadowcaller: As she is making her way back, her handheld is registering another call, unknown number.
[22:58] Happy: She takes it
[22:59] Happy: And turns on the record call function.
[23:00] Shadowcaller: She can hear a cold voice on the other line "Turn left right there. A misstep and there will be a bullet in your head, and I'm not paid for that."
[23:01] Happy: She laughs. "Brendan? Is that you?"
[23:02] Happy: And keeps walking straight
[23:02] Shadowcaller: "Okay, turn left here or there will be a bullet in your friends head."
[23:03] Happy: She freezes. "This isn't funny, Brendan."
[23:04] Happy: "Knock it off, or I'll never let you have backstage tickets again."
[23:04] Shadowcaller: "Turn left /now/."
[23:05] Happy: She turns left, hesitantly. "Brendan…?" *continues airhead act*
[23:07] Happy: She pushes a couple of buttons to transmit the recording to Dan's phone.
[23:08] Shadowcaller: She turns into an small alley, "Continue that way." Is a short reply.
[23:09] Happy: Is there anything of note in the alley?
[23:10] Shadowcaller: Yeah, at the end of it there is a woman waiting for her, the voice is male.
[23:12] Shadowcaller: "Give me the phone." She says, showing a gun strapped to her underneath her coat.
[23:13] Happy: I mean the alley itself. Or shops near the turn or anything
[23:14] Shadowcaller: Oh, no shops. There are a few older houses with closed doors.
[23:14] Shadowcaller: It's a quite old city.
[23:14] Happy: did she see any street names or anything?
[23:17] Happy: Any distinguishing features, basically, to stay what part of the town she was in
[23:19] Shadowcaller: Yeah, the alley is named Svern street 41 with a blue small sign at the start of it. The houses are in a yellow color, laying exactly next to each other, no space between them. In this specific area there are a number of underground basements and storehouses. She can't be sure if anyone lives inside any of the houses thought.
[23:26] Happy: She'll try to text 41 to Dan as she's walking down the ally. Her handheld can easy do that while she's on the phone.
[23:26] Happy: "Brendan, there better be a damn expensive piece of jewellery in my future."
[23:28] Shadowcaller: The voice doesn't reply. Eventually she meets the woman, she have a blue coat, a pair of jeans and black short cut hair. She shoves her gun. "Drop the handheld."
[23:30] Happy: Lucia yelps, still playing airhead, throwing her hands up in surprise and letting go of the handheld at the top of the arc. It should go flying through the air and smash into the wall of the alley.
[23:32] Shadowcaller: The woman arches her eyebrows stepping a bit closer to Lucia. She glances at the smashed handheld "Pick it up again, do anyone else know your here? Did you send of any messages?"
[23:32] Shadowcaller: *off
[23:34] Happy: "Don't hurt me I have money what do you want where's Brendan?" she says in a very fast voice, hands in the air.
[23:36] Shadowcaller: The woman sigh "Step back. I'm not going to hurt you."
[23:38] Happy: She takes a step back.
[23:39] Shadowcaller: The woman goes to pick up her handheld, glancing briefly at Lucia.
[23:41] Happy: It should be in pieces. Hopefully too many for her to recover them all.
[23:42] Shadowcaller: She picks up the largest parts, putting them in her pocket. "Just relax and this will all be over very soon."
[23:43] Happy: "Pleasedon'thurtme"
[23:44] Happy: She still has the earpiece for the handheld in her ear, but it's almost certainly no longer transmitting
[23:44] Shadowcaller: She mumbles something Lucia can't quite hear, glancing away.
[23:45] Happy: Lucia bolts and starts running back the way she came.
[23:46] Shadowcaller: "Oh fuck!" She exclaims "Stop right now bitch!" Lucia can hear a weapon being pulled, the woman taking a few steps after her.
[23:49] Happy: Lucia skids to a stop, intentionally trips and falls, and while on the ground with a hand under her, tears off her malachite bracelet and leaves it there.
[23:49] Happy: (She's so going to get shot, isn't she? :P )
[23:50] Shadowcaller: (We'll see >.>)
[23:52] Happy: (malachite beads wouldn't show up well for either the woman or Dan to find. They're dark green. And chances are Dan wouldn't recognize it anyway)
[23:52] Shadowcaller: "Stay still!" The woman sounds furious as she catches up to Lucia, her gun pulled.
[23:52] Happy: Lucia starts crying
[23:53] Happy: Babbling about offering the woman money, but she's almost incoherent through her sobs
[23:54] Happy: *pokes to other chat*
[23:54] Shadowcaller: "Shh… Be calm…" The woman replies awkwardly, she seems a bit unsure how to deal with this situation.
[23:57] Happy: "I don't want to diiiiiie!"
[23:58] Shadowcaller: "You are not going to die… I'm not going to hurt you. We just want some information, okay." She sits down on her knees near Lucia, her gun back into her holder.
[00:00] Happy: "I don't have any information!" Lucia bawls. "My agent takes care of all that!"
[00:01] Shadowcaller: The woman looks just about to give up when Lucia can hear the woman's handheld ring.
[00:01] Shadowcaller: "She's here." She replies.
[00:02] Shadowcaller: "Okay, yeah… On my way."
[00:02] Shadowcaller: "Nope, no signs of Marek's people yet."
[00:03] Shadowcaller: "But listen, she's crying, I don't know…"
[00:03] Shadowcaller: She sigh "Fine. I'll do it."
[00:04] Shadowcaller: She puts the handheld away after that brief conversation.
[00:04] Shadowcaller: "Okay, get up. I'm going to take you to a safe place okay?"
[00:04] Happy: "Please don't hurt me…"
[00:04] Happy: She slowly gets up.
[00:05] Shadowcaller: The Woman takes her arm and starts to pull her along the alley, gently.
[00:06] Happy: She goes, crying.
[00:06] Shadowcaller: ""Honey, please stop, your not making it better for anyone."
[00:07] Happy: She continues playing airhead. "Please let me call my manager. I can get whatever money you want…"
[00:08] Shadowcaller: "Why me?" She complains, not replying to Lucia.
[00:12] Shadowcaller: As they are about to leave the alley from the other direction where a car is waiting for them she squeezes Lucia's hand hard "Stop crying /now/."
[00:13] Happy: Lucia squeals at the pain of the squeeze and pretends to try to obey.
[00:14] Shadowcaller: She gets pulled in the care that then drives away. "That could have gone better." Comments the driver. It's not the voice she heard in the phone.
[00:15] Shadowcaller: "Shut up Bill, Marek's agents will be here any moment and this ditz isn't exactly easy to handle."
[00:15] Shadowcaller: The Driver sigh "No names…"
[00:16] Shadowcaller: "Don't worry, we will be off world when they get to her."
[00:16] Shadowcaller: "Hopefully." The driver replies.
[00:17] Shadowcaller: The woman turns to Lucia "Okay, I'm going to ask you a few questions, is that good?"
[00:18] Shadowcaller: All the screens of the car are blackened, both in and out. Seems to be a common feature here.
[00:20] Happy: Lucia sobs and nods.
[00:23] Shadowcaller: "What do you know of the man named 'Dan', we know you have traveled with him."
[00:23] Happy: "He… he… he's nice."
[00:25] Shadowcaller: "Who is he working for? What have he been doing since you went onboard?"
[00:27] Happy: "He… worked for Redline Spaceways" (the name of the company that owned the ship they travelled on together.
[00:29] Shadowcaller: The woman shakes her head "Okay, what is your relationship with him? What's the captain's relationship with him?"
[00:30] Happy: "I don't think he likes girls." *sniffle* "I can always tell."
[00:31] Shadowcaller: "Uhu… but your friends with him right?"
[00:33] Happy: "… she is?" Lucia feigns shock. "What? That little conniving bitch…"
[00:33] Happy: (i have absolutely no idea where all this is coming from… O.ol )
[00:33] Happy: "She /knew/ I wanted him!"
[00:33] Shadowcaller: "…what?" The woman seems confused.
[00:34] Shadowcaller: (Hehe, well your making my poor NPC's deeply confused:P)
[00:34] Happy: (that's her goal)
[00:34] Shadowcaller: (Well, she is succeeding.)
[00:36] Happy: "Did she tell you that? Where is she?"
[00:36] Shadowcaller: "Who are you talking about? The captain?"
[00:37] Happy: "Is she sleeping with him?!"
[00:37] Happy: "Where is she?"
[00:39] Shadowcaller: "Look… Just answer the questions. You'll meet her later."
[00:42] Shadowcaller: "We know the reason he came to this planet, but why were he at the research facility?"
[00:42] Happy: "Research facility?"
[00:46] Shadowcaller: "Yes, your ship left it just a few days ago."
[00:47] Happy: "The snowball?"
[00:47] Shadowcaller: "…yeah, sure. If you like to call it that."
[00:47] Happy: "Ugh. That was horrible. So cold."
[00:49] Shadowcaller: The woman sigh "Yeah, well, what were you doing there? What was Dan doing there?"
[00:52] Happy: "Dan said that there was a chakra alignment practitioner there who could fix my shoulder. Dr Fengalawai." She pouts. "But no…. he'd already left before we got there."
[00:53] Shadowcaller: "There was an explosion… A cleaning team was sent there."
[00:53] Happy: "Oh, I don't pay any attention to terrorist activity."
[00:56] Shadowcaller: "Right… " She looks down on the floor, thinking before she starts up with the next question "Have Dan acted odd? Is there any family members he have mentioned?"
[00:59] Happy: "Oh! I know this one!" she says brightly. "He has a sister. On Erythro. I performed there two years ago. They have the best venue. Rezen Hall. I love it. I need to remember to tell Quentin to book that one again. They had the best concierge there that I can remember."
[00:59] Shadowcaller: "Okay… You mentioned a personal relationship with the captain?"
[01:01] Shadowcaller: She writes something in her handheld.
[01:03] Happy: "That's what you said. You said Kara and him…" She shakes her head. "No… I'm sure he doesn't like girls."
[01:05] Shadowcaller: "What caused you to believe that then? From what we know, she have some kind of disease that would make such close contact deadly."
[01:07] Happy: "But you said… You said she was with him."
[01:08] Shadowcaller: "No, I… I asked if you were friends with him."
[01:10] Happy: "Huh? I guess… I don't really think men and women can /be/ friends though. Not without sex."
[01:11] Shadowcaller: She can hear a muffled laugh in the front seat.
[01:12] Shadowcaller: "…well, then you are not friends with him?" She starts to sound a bit impatient.
[01:12] Happy: "I don't know. He wouldn't sleep with me though," Lucia sounds angry.
[01:12] Happy: (gah… where the hell is this coming from?)
[01:13] Shadowcaller: "And that makes you think he's homosexual?" She raises an eyebrow.
[01:13] Happy: (intelligence gained from interrogating Lucia: none)
[01:13] Happy: "Well, duh!"
[01:13] Shadowcaller: (More of a loss of intelligence:P)
[01:14] Happy: xD
[01:14] Happy: ("I'm a celebrity. of course anyone who doesn't want to sleep with me must be gay.")
[01:15] Shadowcaller: The woman blinks and takes up her handheld, calling a number.
[01:15] Shadowcaller: "Yeah… It's me."
[01:15] Shadowcaller: "What did you get from her?"
[01:16] Shadowcaller: "Uhu… Okay…"
[01:17] Shadowcaller: "Well, this one doesn't seem to know much."
[01:19] Shadowcaller: "Right, she claims they should fix her shoulder there at some chakra alignment with Dr Fengalawai or something."
[01:19] Shadowcaller: "Yes, Dr Gengalawai."
[01:20] Shadowcaller: *Fengalawai
[01:20] Shadowcaller: The woman looks up at Lucia, there is a glint in her eyes "…now that's interesting."
[01:21] Happy: "Can I call my agent now?"
[01:21] Shadowcaller: The woman ignores her "Yeah, I tell her that."
[01:22] Shadowcaller: She puts off the handheld. "So, mind telling us what /really/ happened there? We got two different stories."
[01:27] Happy: "I told you! I didn't want to go there until they told me about Dr Fengalawai. I wanted to go to Memnos. But Dr Fengalawai sounded like a good idea, so I agreed to go to the ice world. Only we got there, and there was a terrorist attack and it was really stupid and a waste of time."
[01:29] Shadowcaller: The woman puts her hand on her forehead, she is starting to look a bit tired. Taking up her handheld and calling the same number again. "Yeah… Me."
[01:30] Shadowcaller: "You asked her about Dr Fengalawai? We need to keep this straight."
[01:31] Shadowcaller: She holds off her phone. "What did this doctor do?"
[01:31] Shadowcaller: *handheld
[01:31] Happy: "A big fat load of nothing since I never saw him."
[01:33] Shadowcaller: "Well, what sort of doctor was he? You said something about shoulders?"
[01:34] Happy: "He aligns Chakras. And my shoulder is injured." She says this as if the two sentences actually go together in some logical way.
[01:36] Shadowcaller: "You heard? Yeah, ask her that."
[01:36] Shadowcaller: The woman nods. "Okay…"
[01:36] Shadowcaller: "Well, your stories don't match, one of you are lying."
[01:38] Shadowcaller: (Bah, urge to kill off the whole keep rising:P)
[01:38] Happy: (:P )
[01:40] Happy: "I never lie. I /embellish/" Lucia says haughtily.
[01:40] Shadowcaller: "What? What does that even mean? Just tell me the truth!"
[01:42] Happy: "The truth? The truth? That my career is in ruins, my last album is barely selling, and I have to slum it on that bucket of bolts for passage and don't even have a say in where they go? Is that what you want to hear?" Lucia shouts back
[01:43] Shadowcaller: "No!" She appears quite angry by now "Just tell me what happened at the fucking station! How hard can it be you stupid bitch!"
[01:43] Happy: "I don't know! I didn't want to go there, but I didn't have a choice!"
[01:45] Shadowcaller: "Calm back down there, we are soon there." Comes Bill's voice in the front seat.
[01:46] Happy: "When do I get to kill my agent? Call… call my agent?"
[01:47] Shadowcaller: "Well, this bimbo isn't giving me anything but a fucking headache Bill."
[01:47] Happy: "Oh, well fuck you too."
[01:48] Shadowcaller: "An interesting concpet…" Comes Bill's voice again, he sounds amused.
[01:48] Shadowcaller: *Concept
[01:51] Shadowcaller: The woman sigh, trying to calm down "Okay… Let's start over… Dan helped you at Phrygian didn't he?"
[01:52] Happy: "You said we were almost there."
[01:52] Shadowcaller: "Answer the question… /Please/."
[01:54] Shadowcaller: "Bill, take another tour around the block…"
[01:54] Happy: "They tried to frame him for <crime guy's> murder." She looks at them suspiciously. "Waaaait. Is that what this is about? You think he's responsible for that?"
[01:56] Shadowcaller: The woman stares at her grimly before she replies, ignoring her question. "He helped you escape, why?"
[01:57] Happy: "I /thought/ it was because he liked me." *pouts*
[01:57] Shadowcaller: "And the real reason was…?"
[01:59] Happy: "How should I know? Did you ask /him/?"
[01:59] Happy: "Maybe he's trying to get close enough to embezzle my royalties."
[01:59] Happy: ("It's all about me! me! me!")
[02:03] Shadowcaller: She sigh "Okay… so he rescued you and you got cleared from the charges. Don't that…" She looks up at her "…nevermind."
[02:04] Happy: "It's almost 5 o'clock. I need my grapefruit juice."
[02:05] Shadowcaller: "Where were you going just now? Why are you visiting these planets if not for you?" She grins her teeth in annoyance.
[02:05] Shadowcaller: *grinds
[02:07] Happy: "If I don't get my grapefruit juice on time, I will faint!" she proclaims.
[02:07] Shadowcaller: "/Answer/ the question."
[02:08] Happy: "Fuck you."
[02:08] Happy: "I'm tired of this. I want my agent, and I want him now!"
[02:09] Shadowcaller: "Answer the question or I blow your self centered brain out the window."
[02:10] Happy: "Yeah, Quentin would love that. My record sales would go crazy if I was murdered on some stupid mudball like this."
[02:11] Shadowcaller: "I'm going to do it Bill… we don't need her."
[02:11] Shadowcaller: The woman slowly pulls out her gun. Bill remains silent.
[02:12] Happy: Lucia stares at the gun, transfixed.
[02:12] Shadowcaller: "Answer the question."
[02:13] Happy: "How the fuck am I supposed to answer you? You don't even know what you want to know."
[02:14] Shadowcaller: "I want to know why you are visiting these planets and where you are going."
[02:15] Happy: "So I can get mugged by some woman with a bad haircut apparently."
[02:16] Happy: "I was following my tour schedule until my shoulder got injured. Now I have no income, and the insurance isn't paying up, so I go wherever the fucking bucket of bolts goes. Is that what you want to know?"
[02:17] Shadowcaller: "…and you have no idea why you are going to these planets? Your completely unaware about everything that is going on around you?"
[02:20] Happy: "Honey, when you've been on tour as long as I have, you don't even know what planet your own without a handheld"
[02:24] Shadowcaller: "Fine we are done here. We are keeping your friend." She takes up a cellphone from her pocket and offers it to her "Call Dan and tell him we kill her if he doesn't meet our demands."
[02:25] Happy: "….What?! You said nobody would get hurt!"
[02:26] Shadowcaller: "As long as he goes along with it, everything should be fine."
[02:28] Shadowcaller: "We aren't thugs."
[02:30] Happy: Lucia starts crying again.
[02:31] Happy: (and I guess we have to pause here for Murska)

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