Comic 599 - Get Michelle

Posted on 18th Nov 2017, 10:49 PM in Ghosts
Get Michelle

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Morgenstern 18th Nov 2017, 10:49 PM edit delete
Morgenstern
Caius kicks through the door. You quickly hand him a tin foil hat, point him to the canister, and run to go meet up with Michelle.

Just as Michelle is kicking through the back door, Edison's hand grabs at her ankle. Michelle stumbles forward, hitting the floor, Edison starting to pull herself out of the floor to follow up. You get there in time to spray Edison, again forcing her to retreat as her body artifacts and breaks up.

You help Michelle to her feet, and you give her a tin foil hat. You make your way back to the cafeteria. By now, the entire floor has flooded, the sink in the back overrunning.


"So, uh, now what?," Caius asks.

You all stand above the floor, not sure how all the water will interact with Edison. You'd prefer not to be electrocuted trying to spring the trap.

"She can't reach us from the walls," Fuse states, "and she can't get through the floor without it messing her up. So... just keep an eye out. Wherever she comes from, we should be able to spot her ahead of time."



A long, awkward silence ensues.

The four of you idly standing around on the cafeteria tables.



You hear a series of loud noise, like a row of lights in the front hallway suddenly popping.

It catches everyone's attention

just for a moment

just long enough for Edison to come tumbling out of the ceiling, latching herself to Fuse's back.

"DAMMIT!," Caius shouts.

Fuse doesn't get much of a chance to fight her off, the paralysis setting in quickly. Michelle draws her gun, taking aim on Edison, but Edison makes for a very small target hiding thoroughly behind Fuse.


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"What do we do, boss?," Michelle asks, trying to sound calm.

Caius grips the canister tighter. Edison fidgets, trying to hold onto Fuse while unsticking a needle from the side of her dress.

Comments:

Steve 18th Nov 2017, 11:07 PM edit delete reply
CAIUS USE HEADBUTT!!!
Twyll 18th Nov 2017, 11:24 PM edit delete reply
Yeah no don't do that, brains are not fans of having too much electricity going through them all at once.
Twyll 18th Nov 2017, 11:07 PM edit delete reply
Trust in Caius' CQC skills to get that canister over her head without smashing Fuse. Heck, we can even try to get the canister over *part* of her-- that might mess her up pretty bad, or at least distract her.
Wierdweblurker 18th Nov 2017, 11:11 PM edit delete reply
Definitely painkiller Fuse here. This is going to hurt, no matter HOW accurate Caius is.
Deadly death sickle 18th Nov 2017, 11:13 PM edit delete reply
CAIUS SLAM THE CANISTER INTO EDISONS HEAD WITH OUT HITTING FUSE!!!
rufiangel 18th Nov 2017, 11:34 PM edit delete reply
rufiangel
Tinfoil hats for everyone is just the funniest and best thing XD;;;;

Man, this update though. Friggin' heck. Poor Fuse!! Precious boo better make it out!! ;3;

Uhm, yell at Fuse to light his shirt on fire (sorry boo) and have Caius attempt to move that canister towards Edison, as though to hit or trap her with it? Whatever happens, Jane or Michelle need to be ready to grab Fuse if that canister ends up flipping the table >_>;;; don't want anyone to drop into potential electric pool of death.

I'd like to suggest Jane run over to spray her with the extinguisher but I have a feeling she'd move too slowly to make it count. ;_; Not to mention we probably don't got much juice left.
Steve 18th Nov 2017, 11:36 PM edit delete reply
I say we let Caius decide if he wants to attack Edy with the can, or try and trap her, but either way, he needs to use it on her. Also, now seems like a good time to use what ever is left in that extinguisher.
rufiangel 18th Nov 2017, 11:58 PM edit delete reply
rufiangel
Yeah, sure. Makes sense - he'd know better how good his chances are.

Also, maybe Michelle can shoot at more ceiling lights or something to just add a layer of distraction while this is all happening? Though tell everyone mentally 'fire in the hole' so Caius doesn't get startled and drop the canister XD;;;
Mochi 18th Nov 2017, 11:50 PM edit delete reply
Mochi
working off the principle of the tinfoil hats i'm inclined to agree with twyll. if we can get the can over her head, that might be enough to block her powers and let fuse shake her off, or in the very least she might lose her grip in surprise. she's struggling to hang on to him with one hand as is-- i doubt that gets any easier when someone's trying to cup you like an errant bug.
Swagner 18th Nov 2017, 11:57 PM edit delete reply
Swagner
Drop the canister open-end down over Edison's head, then close the lid (if it can be done quickly) or throw it in the water (if it can't).
Steve 19th Nov 2017, 12:00 AM edit delete reply
After hefty discussion in the discord...
here's what i'm going to call, Plan Screaming Lemure;
Caius yells and tries to scoop Edy off Fuse
Jane empties the extinguisher at Fuse
Michelle shoots at the ceiling
Mochi 19th Nov 2017, 12:10 AM edit delete reply
Mochi
honestly, caius should be quiet while the rest of us attempt to distract her so she doesn't notice him trying to dunk her.
Blue_Elite 19th Nov 2017, 12:35 AM edit delete reply
So plan "San's Mercy" then? X3
Steve 19th Nov 2017, 12:00 AM edit delete reply
After hefty discussion in the discord...
here's what i'm going to call, Plan Screaming Lemure;
Caius yells and tries to scoop Edy off Fuse
Jane empties the extinguisher at Fuse
Michelle shoots at the ceiling
Blue_Elite 19th Nov 2017, 12:39 AM edit delete reply
Worse comes to worse, that's a floor covered in water and one good push from Jane would get Edison in there before Fuse (shame we don't have anything insulating to pull him immediately out... WHY don't we have rubber gloves yet? This is the 2nd time electricity has been a major threat against us).

EDIT: If the container can actually physically restrict Edison, would it be worth having Caius trying using it as a bat and swatting Edison off Fuse?
Portal In Time 19th Nov 2017, 1:10 AM edit delete reply
Portal In Time
Spray Edison with the rest of the extinguisher and get Caius to tube her while she's busy artifacting.
Portal In Time 19th Nov 2017, 1:10 AM edit delete reply
Portal In Time
Spray Edison with the rest of the extinguisher and get Caius to tube her while she's busy artifacting.
Verde 19th Nov 2017, 1:15 AM edit delete reply
Edison just cornered herself, didn't she? Unless she can fly there's nowhere for her to go from here. Letting us all go is the only way she could possibly get out of this 'cause if she kills Fuse(or anyone else present) all bets are off.
Baeronius 19th Nov 2017, 1:18 AM edit delete reply
Baeronius
Hmm

I'm interested in how she began to think that "killing is fun". It seems like she's been trained to do this to some extent.

Why did they train her?
I also notice that she tends to give attention to one person at a time, which also seems to imply training. Some scientist always babbling from behind a wall "focus on your target" perhaps? I mean it lines up pretty well.

If I had to ask some questions it would be, "why do you think this is fun?" and "who trained you to do this?".

Would not be surprised if it was Carpenter taking advantage of a confused child.
Auron 19th Nov 2017, 1:40 AM edit delete reply
Caius should jump at Fuse. Knocking him to the floor and/or putting the canister on Edison should free him.
Espylacopa 19th Nov 2017, 1:42 AM edit delete reply
Espylacopa
I'm a little concerned about how long that bench can hold the combined weight of Caius and the Zone 50 canister. It is already starting to bend.

On a side note, with him holding it above his head like that he kinda reminds me of Donkey Kong.