Comic 298 - Save Caius

Posted on 29th Aug 2017, 9:35 PM in Unfathomable Hate
Save Caius

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Morgenstern 29th Aug 2017, 9:35 PM edit delete
Morgenstern
You hug Michelle, and tell her it's alright. The three of you very carefully step through the nearby door, making sure the room isn't trapped before approaching Caius.

You untie him, and remove the blindfold.

"...You?" Caius gets a cynical, almost sarcastic kind of grin across his face. He glances around, to Fuse and Michelle, before looking back to you. "You're the one they're all worried about? You're the devil Captain Wheezy was scared of? You're the one everybody at the club freaked out over?"

He rolls his shoulders, stretching his arms, as he's been tied up for an outrageous length of time.

"Hooo leee shit. I was expectin' a monster, not... this."

You hear a very loud boom from the back of the warehouse, the room rattling just a little bit. You, Michelle, and Fuse all turn and look at each other, wide eyed, with Michelle the first to speak up. "Shield generator?" Fuse nods hard, motioning toward the door. "We should, uh, probably get out of here."

"Sure. Why not?" Caius gives a huge shrug, following you all toward the door. "Where we goin' kids?"

Comments:

Mochi 29th Aug 2017, 9:54 PM edit delete reply
Mochi
oh my god, captain wheezey, i laughed so hard. i love him, i hope we can keep him. also, yeah. we're three (four counting finch)... pretty regular people, who got dealt a pretty shitty hand and now a huge drugged-out junkie cult wants to kill us, welcome to the party.

i'd say head back to finch's, it's probably the safest place at this point. that, and we should have the good doctor actually deal with the massive train wreck that is our back at the moment. also, apologize to caius for getting him wrapped up in this. if he doesn't want to stick with us through the fuckery that's sure to come, he should be fine to crash at finch's place for the night and head out of the city in the morning.
Eternity 29th Aug 2017, 10:01 PM edit delete reply
Yeah, I'm with Mochi here.

Maybe we could explain all the... Everything on the way. Wait, would that be safe? Maybe not. But at least explain the truth beind the "goddess" and the "devil".
rufiangel 29th Aug 2017, 10:12 PM edit delete reply
rufiangel
Third up on Mochi. Just need to check on Dr. Finch to make sure he made it back home okay after Rockwell Arcade. Uh, and I guess let him know we got Caius in tow. Hope he got some good research done on those names Prophet dropped. (We can get that info once we're *all* crashed at home and Jane's back has been tended to.) Should we check in on Mackey real briefly on the way back?

Caius amuses me with his reaction to Jane being the 'devil'. XD;; Well, understand if he wants to opt out of this whole thing by jumping ship in the morning, but if he wants to know what Mackey's *really* up to...
rufiangel 29th Aug 2017, 10:17 PM edit delete reply
rufiangel
As a side-note, I'm so glad we made it to Caius! I was thinking we wouldn't make it for a second there. MM, this warehouse was INTENSE.
Wing Eye 29th Aug 2017, 10:20 PM edit delete reply
Wing Eye
Should we trust Caius just yet? I mean don't get me wrong, I'm all for a new member of the team and we could always use more tube muscle, but he probably still has some pretty strong ties to Macland. Sure we saved his life, but only after WE got him into this mess. We should at least see where he stands on the whole situation before taking him back to Dr. Finch's.
Mochi 29th Aug 2017, 10:30 PM edit delete reply
Mochi
i mean macland did want to torture, drug, and probably kill him... we kind of have a few ups on ol' mackey boy there at least.
rufiangel 29th Aug 2017, 10:44 PM edit delete reply
rufiangel
That's fair. We could drop him off at a train station or something if all he wants now is to gtfo. But he seems somewhat willing for now. I would assume if worst comes to worst, if Caius is all like 'mwahaha I'm a jerk and I'm going to tell Mackey and Enyo ALL YOUR SECRETS' we could just pull the command trick and be like 'uh I command you not to'. XD;;; Hope it doesn't come to that, though!
Crestlinger 29th Aug 2017, 10:51 PM edit delete reply
After leaving the warehouse, outside of the potential blast radius Explain things as they stand to Caius, current scenario, aims, and offer him the same choice offered to the others.
(Not This close though: http://thepunchlineismachismo.com/archives/comic/im-almost-surprised-this-isnt-actual-in-game-dialogue)
Eyeblink Quickly check in on Mackers. After resting up go back to the secure room in your house to have a talk with mom's Red and our own about that a whole regeneration thing and why we got freakin Teeth poke through. Also check in on Dr. Finch and see if he can get any identification on the previous owners of those masks via DNA records.
Get Michelle some desensitization training for spiders (http://www.craveonline.com/mandatory/1059620-the-scariest-spider-pics-and-gifs-sure-to-make-your-skin-crawl) to start.
Set up a secure area to hold a supply dump of weapons, ammo, armour, etc. that you have found/will buy and can draw on as needed. Inventory check and identify things to get.
From a different location (to thwart tracking) check the cellphone acquired and see if there's anything worthwhile on it.
SAFELY learn how to mimic and amplify Level's effects without the side effects (Hehe Level Up).
Mochi 29th Aug 2017, 10:58 PM edit delete reply
Mochi
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