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Re: Around the Folf
« Reply #540 on: March 02, 2019, 11:47:15 am »
 Marita entered the room where Flora was. ' what ARE you doing flora? Marita said . ' i dont think they left the  vault keys in there. come to think of it, there isnt anyone else here.So i dont know why you are sneaking around.' marita added as she came up to where Flora stuck ' now the question is: in or out?Do you want to go in there, or  get out"
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Re: Around the Folf
« Reply #541 on: March 02, 2019, 04:32:44 pm »
"No, I can see them!" Flora protested, dangling her arm over the counter where a rack of keys hung just out of her reach. "They won't go to the vault, but I bet they open the safety deposit boxes. Push me forward, I just need a little nudge!" She struggled fitfully for a couple more seconds before giving up in frustration. "Look," she panted, "there's a killer storm outside and we're fighting for our lives. Maybe someone stored something useful in these? We're not stealing, we're scavenging for survival, like Tom Hanks in Castaway."

But despite her assurances, Flora knew the burden of choice was on Marita. If she wanted to help Flora loot the deposit boxes, or if she decided that was unethical and instead pulled her out of the window, Flora would have to go along with what Marita decided.
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Re: Around the Folf
« Reply #542 on: March 09, 2019, 12:35:55 pm »
Fine I'll help you" Marita said. 'hold on i'll give you a push' she said gping up to up to floria and oushing on her but. ' just.. squeeze in your gut' Marita said, as she pushed '  and reach for something to pull yourself towards"
- Emma and Marie were trying to clean themselves off in the sink as best they could. ' this stuff is nasty ' Emma sighed as she filled a sinbk with greeen gunk. ' could be a lot worse." marie said.

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Re: Around the Folf
« Reply #543 on: March 09, 2019, 08:20:32 pm »
Flora huffed and puffed and sucked her stomach in as much as she could. Scrabbling her fingers for purchase, she gasped in surprise when her hips popped through the window frame and Marita’s push sent her flying into the far wall with a crash.

“Nice...job!” Flora encouraged dizzily, stumbling to her feet and rubbing her head. She staggered to the booth’s door and opened it, giving Marita access to the deposit boxes. “There are two keyrings, let’s split up and see what we can find,” she urged, tossing Marita the set for the near wall and crossing to the further one.

The keys were marked, but not with the number of the deposit box, meaning that it was a slow and laborious testing process to find the key that opens each box. The first three were empty; the next contained someone’s will. Two empty boxes later, she gasped in surprise at the set of military medals in a fashionable case. “Okay, we’re leaving this one here...” she muttered, looking in alarm at the different colored ribbons. “Last thing I want is to make an enemy of somebody with this much military history.”

The next deposit box contained the first real score; a handful of glittering gold coins. The next had several rolls of foreign dollars Flora didn’t recognize. “I wonder why they didn’t store these in a bank...” she murmured, nevertheless retrieving and throwing them in a plastic bag with the coins. “Hey, wait, there’s something else here...” With the bills out of the way, she fished out a metal rectangular device with four rows of nine blinking lights. Each light had a name next to it, and a thin black button sat in the center guarded by a removable transpart cover. “What the hell is this?” She raised her eyebrows, opening the cover and experimentally pressing the button.

The device beeped loudly and Flora almost threw it back in the deposit box, fearing it could be a bomb, but then it stopped beeping and died down. <”Results forthcoming,”> a computerized voice informed.

Flora blinked. “Marita, you have any idea what this thing is?”

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Kojurro was still lying in a crumpled heap somewhere in Sartonic. He would have been perfectly content to keep doing so, but his tontine augment suddenly activated. Detecting his semi-conscious state, it sent a pulse to his brain asking if he was dying. When the brain didn’t respond, it flooded him with stimulants, causing him to gasp and roll over reflexively.

“Augh! Ugh...” Kojurro rubbed his forehead. “Where am I...?” He looked around. “Goddamn, the storm is still happening? I hoped to wake up in sickbay...drugged out on morphine...”

The tontine augment sent another signal to his brain, seeing if he was alive. This caused his fur to stand on end...every member of the tontine promised never to scan for a status update unless they knew another member had died. He’ll need to return to his deposit box and see which names remained; last he remembered only four of them were still alive after all this time. Tontine augment, he asked, which participant requested the update?

It reported his own name, and he gasped in surprise. Someone had access to his tontine status indicator? He quickly crossed to the nearest window, shattered it with a spinning kick, and fled into the torrential storm. If someone had broken into his deposit box, there was no time to waste.
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Re: Around the Folf
« Reply #544 on: March 10, 2019, 07:40:22 pm »
i have no idea, best to put it back' Marita shrugged ' better  hope its not a detonator to a bomb or something. lets see what else these boxes hold. Also is there any other way out of there? Or do i have to pull you out the same way?

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Re: Around the Folf
« Reply #545 on: March 10, 2019, 07:55:06 pm »
"Naw, the door opens from the inside." Flora crossed and pushed the door aside so Marita could enter. She looked at the rectangular device again, then set it aside and continued unlocking deposit boxes.

About thirty minutes later, she'd found a fair amount of valuables among the mostly-useless contents (usually notarized documents or birth certificates) but had to leave a number of items that would be difficult to fence, like passports and land/property deeds. "That wasn't as successful a search as I'd hoped," she admitted. "Most of this is only useful if we find ourselves needing to purchase something. You find anything good?"

She glanced at the mysterious rectangle and jumped when it suddenly lit up. Each of the little lights next to the names was now red, except for one that was blue. She checked the name: 小十郎よしひろ. Hmmm, if we can find a working computer we could translate that to English. Glancing to make sure Marita wasn't looking, she slipped the device into her bag of money. "We should probably get back to the others, see if they're still showering."
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Re: Around the Folf
« Reply #546 on: March 15, 2019, 09:20:17 pm »
no, let then have their privacy.' maritas said pulling out her phone.. i have an app can translate different languages..  let me look sat that thing..' just for a second.. ' she said running  her phone over the letters ' ok, its Japanese. its a name yoshihiro Kojurro.' marita said. ' wonder why its on that list..' She said  before puling the phone away,. ' Not lets go see if we can find anything and i mean anything to eat.. i wouldnt turn my nose up at a hot dog or a bratwurst ' Marita said. 'she opened the door to the room they were in. ' come on Flora...
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the water slowly ran down over Emmas front as she scrubber the gunk off of her with a var of soap. Marie had created a vice screen to replace a yucky , moldy screen had had been in its place before. ity would serve as basically a large , disgusting floor mat. ' Just remember to leave some soap for me.'  Marie said from behind her. the showe area was small as they were real close to each other, emma currently in front closers to the howerhead which was spraying water straight down  and only some was washing over Marie.

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Re: Around the Folf
« Reply #547 on: March 15, 2019, 11:36:29 pm »
"Kojurro?" Flora asked. "I wonder if he's related to the Dr. Kojurro at Sartonic." Now that they had a name to go off of, she decided to hold onto it. Hopefullly it wasn't actually a bomb or something... Then Marita mentioned food, which broke Flora out of her contemplative ruminations. "Ooh I'd found a room with food! There was a fridge back in the break room!" Flora led the way back down the hallway. "I wasn't brave enough to go rummaging through old forgotten lunches, but there was a partially eaten cake that wasn't bad."

However, when they entered the break room, the floor was now flooded. "What? That couldn't have come from the ground floor." Flora followed the source of the water and found herself at a stairway going up. she followed it, and eventually found herself creeping through concrete corridors straining and shuddering from the full brunt of the storm. The walls were badly leaking, and eventually she decided it wasn't safe enough to continue.

"Bad news," she told Marita somberly, returning to the flooded break room. "We won't be able to go much higher; the bank's ceiling is slowly eroding; water's flowing in from the top floor down. I think we're fine for the time being, but we have to hope this storm doesn't last forever..."
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« Reply #548 on: March 18, 2019, 10:20:23 am »
it wnont last forever, naturally. earths atmosphere is simply not stable enough to keep storms going indefinitely. jupiter which has storms that last for literally hundreds of years, is what you are thinking of. " marita said ' come on, lets go find something to eat. at  this point  "i'l eat just about anything.
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 rose had finished cleaning her paws as best she could in the sink. ' just dont hog all the hot water , you two. i'm going to need a shower muself pretty soon. " dont worruy' emma replied . marie and I are almost done..'

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Re: Around the Folf
« Reply #549 on: March 24, 2019, 05:40:46 pm »
"We've got one more option," Flora nodded. "I saw a vending machine on the upper floor."

She led the way to the staircase. "Be careful," she warned, as water was leaking from the ceiling and the walls were showing signs of disintegration. "Things are a lot less stable up here."

The vending machine contained a decent supply of chips, pretzels, gum, and other snacks. "Oh man, that fish jerky would be perfect..." Flora panted, pressing her face against the glass. "Let's see. If we can find some sort of heavy object to break the glass..." She spotted a potted plant and lugged it over. "Help me with this. Three...two...one...HEAVE!"

The succulent smashed against the vending machine glass, bounced backward with alarming elasticity and making Flora dart out of the way with a startled cry. Simultaneously the floor collapsed from underneath them and sent the plant, folf, and machine plummetting down to the next floor.

"Marita! Are you okay?" Flora called out in alarm, rubbing her hamstrings from the sudden unexpected fall. She'd ended the tumble unharmed, albeit in a crumpled heap and covered in sawdust. "I think I'm okay--whoa!" Abruptly the floor gave out again, sending her plummeting into the lobby with a heavy splash. Luckily the water level was high enough that it completely dampened her landing. "Oof..." she groaned, paddling to the surface. "Good news, Marita, most of the snacks are okay!" she called out, gathering handfuls of the bags. "Get down here!"