Comic 301 - Ask about money

Posted on 30th Aug 2017, 12:59 AM in Unfathomable Hate
Ask about money

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Morgenstern 30th Aug 2017, 12:59 AM edit delete
Morgenstern
One severely burned and lacerated back, one sprained wrist, one brachial plexus injury--

"Wait, when did that happen?," Michelle asks.

You tell Michelle about tumbling down the vents at your house and landing on your neck, back when she was taken over by TH. "Oh, yeah," Fuse adds. "I forgot about that... I thought you might've broke your neck for a second."

Dr. Finch scoffs. "You grew a network of cochlear nerves in your upper chest--among other things--but you didn't fix a basic cervical burner. The next time you're in a life or death situation, please try to prioritize." He says it with such a deadpan expression that you can't tell if he's joking.

Incidentally, he informs you that your hearing is incredibly damaged... at least, the hearing in your head. It was likely impacted by the flashbang going off so close. "It's fixable, but it's going to require surgery," says Dr. Finch. "...Real surgery. In a hospital, preferably. Good thing you have a spare ear setup now, yes? Yes."

You ask about what else is going on in your shoulder. Dr. Finch gives a long, slow, drawn out exhale. "Well," he says... and then pauses, awkwardly hanging on the silence. "If the grinding becomes uncomfortable, I do believe giving the bones more breathing room would be doable. Some of the extra ones could... probably... come out entirely, but the muscle fiber is rather dense in that area. I wouldn't want to dive in all willy nilly, despite my curiosity."

All in all, it's been a fun day.

You ask about the money situation. You know that you personally have a decent amount of money put back, enough to comfortably live for a while on--not accounting for sudden gas purchases, shopping for firearms, buying replacement eyes, or other expenditures that could eat away at your funds more rapidly.

Dr. Finch confirms that he still has a good deal of money saved up, though he's likewise not too comfortable trying to fund an army just yet.

Fuse and Michelle are both bordering on broke.

"I got a good chunk o' change back at my apartment," Caius says, "jus' don't ask how I got it an' we'll be good. I need to stop by there anyway, sooner or later--I ain't wearin' this suit for the rest of my life."

Between you and Dr. Finch, you think you all have enough money to survive for a while, as long as you keep the crazy purchases to a minimum.

You ask Caius if he plans on staying with the group. He strokes at his chin for a second.

"If I left, I dunno where I'd go. This city's my home. I can't jus' go back to bouncin' at Elegance, neither. I'm... I guess I'm stickin' around, least 'til I figure out what else I'm doin'. Might be nice to see Mackey suck a bullet, too, kinda seems like that's where this is headed."

You ask about Caius' 'a third of my life' comment, and if he's really only been alive a couple of days.

"Nah, I was blowin' smoke. I been around a year almost."

You also ask Caius if he wouldn't mind being checked for a tracking device. He argues with you about it, briefly, but eventually concedes. Dr. Finch runs a scan; nothing of the sort is detected. "See, I told ya," Caius says, "I think I'd know if they put somethin' like that in me."

You check the tiger woman's cell phone. There's a few names in there, but none you recognize.

However, there's also one listed as ████.

Comments:

Mochi 30th Aug 2017, 1:48 AM edit delete reply
Mochi
one, welcome to the team, caius! we appreciate your shared hatred of macland row and look forward to having your surly ass around.

two, do not call the number. at least, not while we're sitting in the middle of one of our very few safe locations. check waldo's phone and see if it has the same number listed. we picked up his, too. if it does, we know it's linked to the whole operation. it's already pretty likely that it is, but if the same number is in both phones, that cements it.
rufiangel 30th Aug 2017, 2:28 AM edit delete reply
rufiangel
That's a relief, no tracker!

This whole update is great XD I'm having silly fun imagining Fuse and Michelle putting their heads together to calculate and yelling out in triumph, "YES! If we pool our funds together, WE CAN BUY A PIZZA!" (I'm sure it's not that bad.)

I agree we should hold off doing anything with the phones unless Fuse (resident hacker) has any good ideas.

We are seriously beaten up. Injury count:

Jane
One severely burned and lacerated back
One sprained wrist
One brachial plexus injury
Severely damaged hearing with our regular ears
Grinding sensation in our shoulder
Multiple cuts in our hands from generally bleeding into things like vents or bandages

Fuse
One badly burnt arm
One cut wrist
One stabbed thigh

At least Michelle, Dr. Finch and Caius are relatively good on the injury front. Though Michelle has a good portion of her face scarred as a reminder of what happened in the hospital... (She might be rather pleased with it though, in a way. XD; It certainly marks her differently from the 9 other hers. Our Michelle is irreplaceable. <3)

Uhm, we really sound awfully beaten up, though. I guess we should sleep or something and replenish that HP? -v-;;;;;
Mochi 30th Aug 2017, 2:59 AM edit delete reply
Mochi
Fan page updates, whoo!

* added new information on the following: Gesenai Shirai, Arvin Carpenter
* updated Michelle's info to include her fear of spiders
* moved Caius from "Other Characters" to "Protagonists" and updated/condensed his bio
* updated Prophet and Nimrod to include the possibility of psychic powers in at least one of them
* added the cultists to Characters
30th Aug 2017, 3:32 AM edit delete reply
No entry for Mr. Vasquez still.
Mochi 30th Aug 2017, 3:36 AM edit delete reply
Mochi
oh yeah, i forgot about him. i'll try to remember to add him later, or Rufi can if she gets the chance.
CiciEnixa 30th Aug 2017, 11:30 AM edit delete reply
CiciEnixa
I was trying to remember what spare ear setup Dr. Finch was talking about, then remembered Jane grew some ears (or at least something that functions as ears) in that shoulder. How well does it actually work?