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Well...another day here in Hope Springs. Have some minor errands to do today, one youngling wish me to take letter to father up in Flag, another wants me to find and bring her friend in from caravan some where on road between here and Flag...sound easy enough, chips not so bad. Should cover cost of gas today and dinner...

First was escort job, since there and back fastest. Not surprising, found lady and started to bring her back. Of course nearby Devil's had other idea. I think they wanted her for some reason, or what ever she was carrying, they didnt focus on me at first, bad idea...should always pay attention to the lady with the shot gun being aimed at you...(Sora sure did the other night, then again, having one of those aim at family jewels sure to get any male attention). Del;t with them quickly enough, bit of mess on road, but see hungy coyotes nearby, wont be that messy for long I think.

So after being paid for that little outing I got on bike and made quick trip to Flag to deliver letter, oh, and drop off a few items at the bank I scavenged from area outside of Hope and from the deaders. They didnt need the metal or scraps anymore, I do. Was asked by father to collect flowers and chocolate (really? where!) to send to Ex. That was quick, so pleased with few chips from that as well. On way out of Flag saw Reavy's car outside building, so made stop to see what was up.

Seems it is actualy NFPD building, she was there...err...actually, dont think she really said WHY there, just that numbskull Sora was there...behind bars. *sigh* I dont hardly know him, yet he was in trouble again it seem. Could not realy visit, seems officers were tad bit upset with either Sora or some one else in the back, so after saying bye to Reavy, started back for Hope.

It does not seem like long on the road before her radio woke up with Reavy's voice, telling her that the Mayor was seen in town, and might be best chance to catch up to him before everyone else pounced on his time and attention. Thanking Reavy, hit the speed gear and burn gas to get there fastest and look around. Well, he not at clinic so perhaps...oh over there, car in front of bar, lets check that. 

Bingo, he's there. Lots of books and such spread all over table, he's making notes of some sort, though from my angle could not make them out clearly. Started to talk to him, weas pleasent enough, found out for sure he IS the man everyone refered to as the town Doc, which is good, reminds me of one of High Caste back....STOP that Jess...not them, not there....He's not one of Them.

Might have been good, but two more men come into bar, one seemingly just wanted company and drink with Doc (gonna call him Doc from now on, easier to remember now, not as...grr) Anyway, other man seemed to want to see Doc for medical issue, did not seem like he wanted to interrupt discussion I was having more than to let Doc know he needed to be seen at the Clinic when Doc had time for him.

MIGHT have been ok, but no, another man enter, big, fully armored. Blue highlight, interestng, but he was too quiet, too...much of a reminds...all of them were now...Doc in front of me, the other two to eight side, casual it seems, but not at same time now, can feel some tension building. Other man, Khalil I learn name is later, is now behind me and gives me shakes, memory of the past of situation like this and yet...worse...He put container down on table, has something in it for Doc. Could not understand what he called it, but very evident it was important by Doc's reaction. Others react too, more nervous it seemed...aware. They know Khalil more than I do at that time.

Then...its not good...seeing the past now...

My Daddy took me with him on a trip, I thought it was great to be with him since I get to see so little of him at home most of the year. He talks to me, telling me stories of a far away place, where men are strong and fearless, women are gorgeous to behold and gracefull. Little did I know what he really ment, they were simply stories to me. Warriors, Preist Kings, Raids and other seemingly fantactic things to encourage the imagination of a young girl.

We stopped at a bar, though I should have been too young to go in, he insisted, said it was where I was ment to be. I believed him then and went in willingly and unknwoing what was about to happen to me. For the most part, there was only a bare few people not counting us, three men at a table and the man behind the counter where they served food. Daddy told me to go take a seat with the other people, they were expecting us. One of the men is a doctor I believe, long white coat, that funny thing drapped around his neck. He smiles at me and as I sat, asked me if I would hold something for him. I agree quickly, still trusting and took the simple looking metal tube in my hands. It looked neat, had some pretty blinky lights, a tiny place to plug it into the Data Reader on the table.

Its only a few minutes before I realise Daddy is not at the table so I looked around for him, there was another man here now behind me, looking down at me with dark eyes, then he said something to the doctor I didn't understand. The doctor reached over and easily pulled the tube from my hands and plugged it into the reader. It didn't seem to take long before it told him what he wanted to know, he nodded to this other man and answered back. I am still looking for Daddy, but he told me they were expecting Us, so I thought he should be here, maybe he forgot something in the car. When I looked back at the doctor, the stranger behind me had set down a small box, which the doctor opened and pulled out a pretty gold coin, only bigger than any I'd ever seen before.

He nods again, speaks some more and then the men to either side of me stood up. Something starts to not feel right when something is pressed over my mouth and nose from behind, the man I think for a moment, but that's all as I gasped and breathed in...................

Focus! Its not then...Still I react, going to my feet and make my excuse, not so much running for the door as much as...escaping outside, some where safer for now, back to the wall where no one can sneak up behind me and breath. Takes a minute or two to calm down and push away from wall a little, was considering going back inside when I see the Doc leaving, but not by front door. Seems strange, but ok. Didn't see the other men so went down to get bike and follow Doc to clinic. Doc's inside, seems a little upset about something else now, something to do with the big armored man. I start to ask if he ok, if we could continue, but that is not happening. Big man at the back window, acting creepy...no, not that...*afflicted* might be better word. He trying to get through window, trying to get inside to the Doc, calling for him, saying strange things about being "fixed" or doing something. All I can think of is Doc in trouble, other men from bar showing up but I don't know if to help Doc or other man outside. Doc is looking for tranq to use, when he does find something, like typical man, he goes outside to deal with it himself, rather than let me use it. I am not Doc, Khalil as I learn his name now, does not know me, might not realise threat posed until too late though does little good as other men are ganging up to contain Khalil. All well and said, I thumb my radio link and call for only person I know some what well...

I called Reavy, told her Doc in trouble, need her there now. She responded fairly quickly, said be there in three minutes. Must have been close by or just left Flag to be able to get here in that time I think. Good. She'd do what need be done if the others and Doc could not stop Khalil with drugs. Either way, looked like he got hurt a little as they bore down on him and used tranq. Reavy showed up at about that time and asked questions, tried to answer her as best as I can, though situation seems both contained and not so...Ah damn, is that Chota...mmm...Zybella think heard name said. She pissed and pulled out a shot gun, though not seem so pissed at Reavy this time unlike last. Takes some doing, ropes first, one of the men thought to use car to drag Khalil to front of clinic, that didnt happen. They got him inside soon enough...

I was forgotten in all the chaos.

Your used to that ain't ya girl? Unfortunately...yes...no...*sigh* Kings help me...

All this took little time seems, yet life time as well. Either way, Doc now too busy to see me, to help me with what I went to him in the first place. Rode around a little on my bike, got flagged down for another quick and easy job, go shoot some spy or some what. Not feeling in mood to ask question, just be away a little, think on anything but memory, think on anything but being...forgotten...again. So, job gets done fairly well, well, easier than that. Subject not even know was ever there, never knew what killed her...though think the Socom needs replacing, something didnt sound right after trigger pull. Not ammo feed problem, something other. Ah well, got some one known who might know whats good to use now. He promised new rifle from forge tomarow. Can hardly wait to see what he come up with this time. DID get another message, arms dealer in Flag has two guns I ordered, they waiting for pick up. Funny thing, and I had to laugh for a moment...

Pick up point was next to NFPD building. Dont know if they know dealer working that close. he said something once about keeping enemies close, didn't matter to me. All mattered was picked up new shotgun, a full auto this time, magazine fed even! All right! Much better than having to hand load the Coyle each time it runs dry. Pistol he show was GA-8 II, said was best light pistol he could get at time. Offered to do something, called...balls stic `periment...he needs to learn better english! Either way, he assures me gun will be much better when he done and would I like that. Said yes, anything that gives me edge if I plan to continue to learn Merc trade...though only few know that for sure. 

Anyway, got those, looked through his catalog of other items he thinks are useful or has on hand. made some selections that appeared to perfore better or save my hide a little better than current equipment. Exchanged chips with him then nodded before leaving Flag to go back to Hope. KING! If I didn't dislike Flag so bad...but I do, can barely stand the city...hate needing to go back since only close place Bankers have certain deposit boxes I use currently. Done with them for today, good enough...

Got back to Hope late, well, not so late didnt see oddity, some women on rooftop of Waffle House. Seemed mad at a man...oh wait, he's one of the two men from much earlier, still dont know his name, but figure I will eventually. Anyway, they angry, something about stolen chips. tried to chime in, maybe help a little...

Yeah right girl...yer forgotten again, remember?...*snarls*

Fine! Go stop at clinic, Doc still inside since his car is there. Does not matter, he is busy still, that i can see just by looking in from outside window. So screw it, grabbed medical journal and tore a page out, and wrote down a comm code, not mine though...Reavy's. Ok, that might be mean, but feeling something, hard to say what it was that felt at that moment to use her code, but I did and maybe he deal with her, trying to explain why he comm her, maybe she light fire under his ass.... He'd stepped out as I was finishing with note, telling him to comm about earlier conversation we had before problems...

Then I fled...again...

Tomarow...might be better day...we shall see...

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Jeassiah Black's picture

(allow me to say, some folk are mentioned a lot more than others, some I don't honestly remember your name that I either interected with or encountered. If I have forgotten an important detail or some information, please let me know and I will add it somewhere...Please, enjoy the reading as much as I enjoyed the evenings RP)

Nisha Samara's picture

(( Strong and fearless men, women gorgeous and graceful, warriors and priest kings in a far away place.   I know this Counter Earth Wink in fact this exact name resided there once long ago.  Good read))



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