Fallout:[IC] - Ch 5 - Reluctant Love

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Re: Fallout:[IC] - Ch 5 - Reluctant Love

Postby sirfinn » Sat Apr 15, 2017 3:33 pm

Given's focus was in the ravine, near the old shack when Robin spoke.
Not letting his focus go, he continued to scan the ravine with his binoculars.

"Nah. Neva 'eard her before."
"Signal no strong enuf ta old farm."

"Hope she'll be breathin'."
Givens added, dearly hoping the old lady might has some information on his missing wife or the raiders come slavers who took her.

"Da lads, nearly 'ere."
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Re: Fallout:[IC] - Ch 5 - Reluctant Love

Postby Zak » Mon Apr 17, 2017 3:31 am

Zak was on knees and elbows, moving carefully to the edge of the overlook. He pulled his body into a sitting position so he looked like some desert scrub bush. He cradled the Springfield rifle, ready to snap it up into position if something showed itself down below.

He stuck a hand up in the air, waving it only at the wrist so catch Rob and Givens’ attention so he could signal them. He made a “come hither” gesture and then lowered his arm to concentrate on what was going on below.

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Re: Fallout:[IC] - Ch 5 - Reluctant Love

Postby Mordecai » Wed Apr 19, 2017 8:10 am

Mordecai stayed low as Zak wiggled out in front of him. The boy was doing really well with hidding, so much so that the scout thought he himself would be the one sticking out. The teenager definitely had the knack for being stealthy in the wasteland.

The tall man covered Zak and looked on at the shack. He truly wondered why no one had checked up the old woman before...if they had, why they hadn't heard anything more. Perhaps they would find out shortly.

Mordecai glanced at Robin and Givens to see if they acknowledge Zak's signal.

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Re: Fallout:[IC] - Ch 5 - Reluctant Love

Postby Herzog » Wed Apr 19, 2017 8:20 am

September 6th, Morning – Inside the 485 look, northeast of Mint Hill

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Nothing happened around the shack as the pair of scouts approached along the outcropping. All was quiet and normal sounding, at least from the outside.

Zak's keen eyes one again picked out some minor details. There seemed to be scuff marks near the door and suck. Like something being dragged. He also got a whiff of something foul smelling every now and then. It reminded him of the ferals they encounter shortly after leaving the vault.
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Re: Fallout:[IC] - Ch 5 - Reluctant Love

Postby Robin » Thu Apr 20, 2017 11:51 am

Robin had taken his eyes off of Zak and Mordecai for a moment. When he went back to look, he couldn’t see them. He stared at where they had been and traced the path to where they had all agreed they would go. A small motion fluttered, little more than dry grass rustling in the breeze. Robin stared hard at that exact spot. It was Zak. Or it was Mordecai. One of them. He couldn’t see the other but had to guess he was close.

“Wow, they’re really hiding good,” he muttered to Givens. “But I guess they’re in place now.”

He turned to his gaze away from the sniper perch and stared at the small hovel for a few more moments. Nothing seemed to happen, so he guessed nothing would happen until they forced the issue, one way or the other.

“Okay, let’s go.”

He stood up then, and took the first tentative steps toward the shack, walking slowly and looking around as he went.

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Re: Fallout:[IC] - Ch 5 - Reluctant Love

Postby Zak » Fri Apr 21, 2017 4:00 am

Zak wrinkled his nose and remained still as he watched. The secret to stealth in broad daylight was to avoid moving. Eyes could pick up the briefest of movements and then focus in on an area spotting the stationary target.

He whispered, "That stench... I have a feeling it is decaying corpse... there is some sign of someone being dragged off too... maybe she was attacked and fended them off... whoever they might have been..."
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Re: Fallout:[IC] - Ch 5 - Reluctant Love

Postby sirfinn » Fri Apr 21, 2017 4:22 am

With Robin leading, Givens gave a gentle tug on the lead ropes of the two brahmin and followed.
His eyes casting about cautiously, as they moved down into the ravine.

"They be hiding good. Not seen dem baggy things a'fore."
"Mighty neat."
Adding as a extra thought, "Lucky raiders too darn dumb, to be in dem."
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Re: Fallout:[IC] - Ch 5 - Reluctant Love

Postby Mordecai » Thu Jul 06, 2017 3:05 am

Mordecai had shimmied up to a spot a few feet from Zak. The teenager had done a great job in staying in cover and would make a great scout. A good addition to the wasteland. But those thoughts were put aside as the tall man laid there and looked down at the shack.

The wastelander glanced over at Zak as the teenager mentioned something about decaying corpses.

"Maybe."

A bunch of possibilities whirled around the scouts head as he gazed down. Now knowing where to look, he noted the same scorch and drag marks.
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Re: Fallout:[IC] - Ch 5 - Reluctant Love

Postby Herzog » Thu Jul 06, 2017 3:29 am

September 6th, Morning – Inside the 485 look, northeast of Mint Hill

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As the pair of you in the ravine crept closer to the shack, the quietness of the morning was suddenly shattered!

The front door of the shack flung open and off its hinges as a spherical robo droid appeared from inside the front room. The droid had some kind of repulsor technology as it hovered off the ground. You can see the air shimmer underneath from exhaust. Three arms spindled off the main body of the droid. One was a manipulator of some sort, while one sported a wicked saw and the other had a ranged weapon of some sort. The sphere also mounted three sensor pods. The entire body had a dull gleam to it as the light reflected off of it.

A synthesized voice echoed in the ravine.

"INTRUDERS! TRESPASSERS! YOU WILL NOT HARM HER!"

The droid was hostile as it began to advance off the porch of the shack and towards Robin and Givens.

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Re: Fallout:[IC] - Ch 5 - Reluctant Love

Postby sirfinn » Sat Jul 08, 2017 2:55 pm

Givens stops in his tracks, held his hands up, calling out to the droid and hopefully the woman inside, "whoa there padre."
"We came here to do some tradin', nothing more."

"Heard a woman out here was lookin' for some radio parts n stuff."

"We be happy to keep on movin' if she ain't interested."
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Re: Fallout:[IC] - Ch 5 - Reluctant Love

Postby Zak » Mon Jul 10, 2017 5:39 am

Zak remained still, but still cradled the Springfield with the barrel already in the general direction of the hut and now the floating robot. He was fascinated and wondered how he was going to be able to capture it and figure out how it worked. He whispered, "That is cool. Hopefully, they can keep it from attacking. I don't wanna shoot it."

He was not even sure the bullets would do much damage to it.
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Re: Fallout:[IC] - Ch 5 - Reluctant Love

Postby Robin » Tue Jul 11, 2017 2:44 pm

Robin’s eyes widened, and he immediately raised his hands in the universal open-palmed gesture of non-aggression, mimicking Givens. He hoped Givens’ words would cut through the droid’s protective programming but he wasn’t sure. It seemed like the droid could just as easily have no true heuristic programming, which would lead it down a single path: fire on the threat. Then their time would have been better spent diving for cover and not talking.

He felt that impulse but still remained standing, though his skin prickled and sweat trickled down his back.

“I…I’m a doctor!” he blurted out. He wanted to choke on his own words the moment he said them, but if there was a way to convince the droid, this would be it.

Hopefully the risk would be worth it, and there were no hidden listeners about.

“Uh…is the lady who lives here okay? We heard she’s been quiet lately. We also wanted to check on her, and make sure she’s all right. Does she need any medical aid?”
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Re: Fallout:[IC] - Ch 5 - Reluctant Love

Postby Mordecai » Wed Jul 12, 2017 7:47 am

Mordecai stiffened up as floating robot appeared in the doorway. The spherical body looked menacing and the shell might be difficult to piece with bullets.

"A Mister Handy? I don't recall the woman rumors of the woman having a robot," the scout whispered to Zak.

The tall man sited his rifle just in case things went south.
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Re: Fallout:[IC] - Ch 5 - Reluctant Love

Postby Herzog » Wed Jul 12, 2017 7:56 am

September 6th, Morning – Inside the 485 look, northeast of Mint Hill

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Givens and Robin's words failed to register with the floating robot. It moved off the porch and rotated so that it's pistol looking arm was pointed at the pair of travelers.

"INTRUDERS! TRESPASSERS!"

A green blob of energy shot out at Robin and Givens from the arm. It missed and hit a nearby rock, leaving a black scorch mark. The robots intent was now clear.

Combat has begun

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Re: Fallout:[IC] - Ch 5 - Reluctant Love

Postby sirfinn » Thu Jul 13, 2017 12:28 am

"Oh crap."
"Run Robyn."
Givens muttered as he skaddled for cover, tugging on the lead ropes of the brahmin, so they would follow back the way they had come from.
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