By the time the alien was torn to pieces by her shots, something strange happened: Volume slowly kicked in. She started to hear far away screams and yelling. She heard slippery sounds when the pieces of the dead meat that had been an alien until moments ago fell to the ground. But more than that, she heard the blood. She heard the blood of the alien that was spilled on the ground, she might have heared Tomoe's blood being pumped through her veins... No, it probably wasn't Tomoe's blood. It was her own. It was her blood that flushed through her ears, raced through every part of her body by a heart that was beyond normal functioning. She blinked... and suddenly, everything turned back to normal. Her wounds ached horribly, her whole body shivered harder than before, was full of pain at every spot, in every muscle, bone and nerve, even her mind itself seemed to ache. And she was terribly cold. She heard her teeth chattering, her own hard, but fast breaths and she knew that she was extremely close to death, grinding at the edge of life. She needed help, needed somebody, anybody close to her, but... There was nobody. Only Tomoe who was fighting for her own life. She saw her, saw her effort. Now it dawned to her, what Tomoe had been telling her moments before she shot the other alien. Her arm was cold, her fingers clammy around the triggers, and she decided that she had to help her. She decided that she didn't want to think of that, which caused her shock, because she was to close to death for any thoughts, any second guesses. She stiffened her arm, to minimize the shiver, concentrated on aiming for the chest, letting her pain flood all through her body and mind, accepting it as a part of her being, and shot two times when she was sure that she would hit the enemy and not her friend. And then she just collapsed, lost energy for movement. Her arm fell to the ground, she lost grip on the gun, breathed even harder now and just tried, to stay alive, so that nobody would have to resurrect her, just so that they could yell at her.
(OOC: I hope that she will make it, though I don't have the slightest clue how that would be possible. I just don't want to give up hope that Naomi isn't already screwed...)
Dino's memories swirled in a confusing hazy whirlpool in his mind. His childhood, his training, his mob days, friends now dead or enemies, enemies turned friend or that he killed, first meeting his wife, their love, fleeing to Tokyo, the hits here, the hits there, the killing and the living that he'd done. The images became clearer and clearer until he was reliving the experience of being thrown over 200 feet through a building and skidding onto the pavement in a strange and confusing city.
He awoke from his stupor suddenly and painfully. Most of his body was just a big mess of pain and aches. Blood was flowing openly out of his nose and he noticed a few of his teeth were loose and also bleeding. He spat blood out of his mouth and tried to sit up. He checked his body. Surprisingly, there were no broken bones, but most likely a whole lot of bruising. He picked himself up and slapped his face a few times with his hands to clear up his mind. He stretched his limbs and got out the radar screen. The image was fuzzy but still decipherable. The man he was fighting had not moved since he had sent Dino flying, but another of the big reds was moving slowly towards the rest of the group.
"Shiiit..." he groaned "One thing after another." He checked his inventory. He only had a 3-pronged pistol-like weapon and the extending sword. Since he would be more comfortable with his fists and the blade, he left the pistol saddled to his thigh and took out the sword, then sprinted towards Tomoe and Naomi.
Koi just stood there for a few seconds. Amazed that what he did worked so well, but he finally got a chance to look around for his other gun. What he saw was the bodies of not only the aliens, but of the people that were in the area when their barrage first happened.
"Oh shit..." was all that he could find himself to say. Falling to his knees he then cried at what was obviously his fault. He couldn't stand being there any second longer, he had to get away, so he ran out, tears blurring some of his vision.
Due to her close combat inexperience, she is unable to dodge in time and is smacked right under the chin with the mass of stone hard muscle and flesh, which sends her 15 feet straight up into the air. The impact has left many of her teeth shattered and bleeding.
Originally Posted by Sidharthavicious
Her first shot hit the alien in one of it's organs, the second shot flew harmlessly away into eternity. As she drops to the ground, she goes into cardiac arrest. CPR is now her only hope.
Originally Posted by Palpatine
Dino and Koi: You may now meet up with Naomi and Tomoe or you may try to face the Commander alone(good luck with that).
The last remaining minion alien basked in the success of it's attack. As the girl begins to fall, he readies his disgusting weapon for the finishing blow. At that moment, his aorta explodes and blood rushes like a flooding river out of every imaginable orifice in his body: his eyes, nose, mouth, ears, pores. He slumps over, a dried up husk, into a pool of his own blood. The leg (rigamortis had occurred at an accelerated rate due to the unearthly nature of the creature) landed on the ground next to it with a sickening thud. It can now be used as a weapon.
Skittles: continues to watch the events through randomly procured binoculars as if watching a tv drama.
Commander: continues his slow approach towards the players. You only have 2 cycles left before he is in attacking range.
General Notes: Alright, Sid was kind enough to work up a map of the current positions (as of the last update). This is subject to change:
The only difference is that Koi is now out of the department store, but Sid won't be able to edit the map until Sunday night, so we'll just live with it for now. I really need to learn how to do the map D:.
Current player/suit status:
Koi: Out of the department store, within sight of the Commander. Current suit strength: 92%
Tomoe: Currently about 15-20 feet in the air. Current suit power: 77%
Naomi: Now in the cold, hard grips of death. In cardiac arrestm requires CPR and a way to stop the bleeding. Current suit strength: 0%
Dino: Heading towards Tomoe and Naomi. Current suit strength: 72%
GM notes: Wow, Naomi has been doing good considering how...dead she is. Or close to it. Seriously, somebody help her out. Sorry Tomoe has had such a run of bad luck. Hopefully she'll fare better against the bosses.
Last edited by Angryman; 02-10-2008 at 10:57 AM.
As Dino comes within sight of the ally, he sees Tomoe get knocked into the air by the alien and sprints towards the scene, extending the sword into ready position. When he notices the alien's blood shoot out of it like some sort of disgusting water balloon he turned his attention to Tomoe, who was starting to fall. He sprints as fast as he could and then flies into a baseball slide in order to catch her.
Tomoe landed on Dino with a thud and grimaced in a way that must have looked like a ghoulish, bloody smile.
"Thit," she swore through a mouth full of blood and broken teeth. She kicked at the dead alien that had broken her teeth and stopped when she noticed how unresponsive Naomi had become.
"Wuck." She pointed to Dino Y-gun and then at the severed and bleeding stumps of Naomi's limbs. She did her best to say the word "Tourniquet", but knew it had no chance of coming out understandable. She tapped Dino's gun and pointed at the previous Y-Gun bindings Tomoe had shot Naomi with.
Tomoe then straddled Naomi's stomach and began pushing down on her chest. She glanced back at Dino. "Bweave fo huh. My mouf's too bloody."
For the time fear had replaced pain. Tomoe closed her eyes and tears streaked down her face.
The three largest and most frightening of the dots were the only ones left, but Tomoe could feel no relief in that.
*OOC Note- Since my last post was only movement, I don't see any reason for me not to post twice in one update. Koi also has that option if he chooses to come to us rather than face the alien.
Dino grunted as Tomoe landed on him. She was light, but that 20 foot drop on top of his already sore body did not help the situation. He breathed a quick sigh of relief and pain as she smiled awkwardly at him with a bloody grin. When she got up he noticed the still form of Naomi and the small pools of blood that were forming at her stumps. 'What the hell happened to her?' Tomoe rushed over to her and ordered him to shoot he stumps with his pistol and then began the steps to CPR.
As he jogged over to her, he realized that Tomoe had missed a step.
"I'm not trying to say anything perverse but...you're supposed to remove the clothing around the chest before you start compressions." Dino wasn't embarrassed by saying this, but he did feel that she would get the wrong idea, so he decided to shut up. He targeted both of the frayed limbs with the strange weapon. Chords powered by rockets shot out of it. He couldn't stifle a quick smile. That was the most ridiculous thing he'd ever seen. Rocket cord gun? He shook it off and knelt over Naomi's face. Once Tomoe reached 30 compressions, he tilted Naomi's head back, cleared her airway, plugged her nostrils and gave her 2 breathes with a pause in between.
Once Koi was outside he holstered his gun. The thought and the images of what he was responsible for, even if only partly, was still in his mind. He couldn't shake it, the thought that he killed innocent people, just stayed with him. Then what of the aliens? No, I don't have a choice on that one....I think. Was his latest thought. Maybe what happened was a possibility that was going to happen from the start, but... there were CHILDREN in there. Oh god I hope I didn't kill any. I hope I just killed the last alien.
*OOC: for the record koi has yet to even use the radar in any form, nor does he have the one he was "issued".
Tomoe ripped at the tears in the Naomi's suit until her torso was exposed and unrestricted. She knew that if Naomi regained consciousness she would hate to find herself in such a way, but would be glad to be alive.
"I thould have pwokecked huh."
All she wanted right then was one breath from Naomi. One breath and Tomoe knew her fear would dissipate. Tomoe silently promised the wounded girl she straddled that for the price of one breath she would kill anything and everything that stood in Naomi's way of being healed.
Boss movements: As Koi sits pondering the consequences of his earlier actions, the Commander walks up to him slowly. The 9' tall alien looks down at Koi with contempt, reading his mind with his psychic prowess. 'The Earthling feels remorse? How weak. There's no looking back boy, no use dwelling in it. What you did is in the past and there can be no taking it back. Unfortunate for you, since those were my comrades you killed so dishonorably. You'll now have to pay for those actions.'
The Commander raises his large, robotic arm, aiming it at Koi. It morphs into a cannon and a light and a humming noise are emitting from the barrel.
General notes: Naomi's heart starts beating again and she takes a raspy breath. Her breathing is shallow and her heart rate is erratic, but she's somewhat stable for now. The tight coils of the y-gun effectively stop the bleeding.
Unfortunately, Naomi is now comatose, it's doubtable that she'll be able to do anything more during this mission.
Tomoe and Dino can now engage the boss if they choose to do so.
There is now only 15 minutes left on the clock.
GM notes: Naomi is reeeeeeeally lucky to be alive right now. You shouldn't expect her to do anymore this mission or for me to let her do any more. Humans have limits, especially frail girls who have no arm, leg, and just got raped.