Comic 556 - Check on Fuse and Caius

Posted on 5th Nov 2017, 4:45 PM in Doors
Check on Fuse and Caius

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Morgenstern 5th Nov 2017, 4:45 PM edit delete
You and Michelle get some ice cream from the refrigerator, and you check on Fuse and Caius.

It looks as though they're just finishing up loading equipment into the back of the truck. Fuse is smoking level, and Caius... looks like he could use some. He's visibly tense, keeping a constant look out. The third person with them--likely the man that sold them the gear--asks a question that only amplifies Caius's anxiety.

"So, y'all into... that stuff?," the man asks, motioning loosely toward the large symbol of Enyo painted on the nearby building.

Fuse answers before Caius can. "We've mostly been doing business upstairs the last few weeks. I'm not even sure what that stuff is."

The man chuckles, taking a puff of his own level. "Right? Like it jus' showed up overnight. I don't get it m'self, but everybody else is goin' crazy about it."

"Oh, yeah?," Caius throws in.

"Yeah," the man says with a nod. "Some goofy church... I guess one o' their preachers died not too long ago? Now everybody's gettin' up in arms, even folks that ain't ever seen a church. I think it's jus' another excuse to go tearin' shit up in the rich part o' town... not that I need an excuse, ya mean?"

Fuse grins, and Caius gives a very nervous chuckle.

"Jus' watch yourselves," the man says. "I seen 'em get pretty pushy about joinin'. Y'all prob'ly got the right idea, stayin' above ground for a while... I think it's gonna get real ugly down here, real soon."

"It's always ugly down here," Fuse replies. "But thanks for the tip, man."

Fuse and Caius get into the truck and drive away. They get a few blocks before Caius heaves a huge sigh of relief.

"Geez," is all Caius can manage. "I thought me an' that guy were about to go."


Nayru9572 5th Nov 2017, 5:07 PM edit delete reply
Can we ask Caius what he meant with that? And then maybe update everyone about what we've been up to and ask for how things have been going on their end. Maybe include Finch in that.
Mochi 5th Nov 2017, 5:12 PM edit delete reply
you did well boys ❤️ now just get home safe.

it’s interesting to get another perspective on what’s been going on with the church and everything, good to know not everyone in the lower tiers is on the queen train to crazy town. still, probably good to keep our business down here to a minimum. now that we know our boys are good, let’s go check on finch and see if he wants some ice cream.

also, we now have a public Blood is Mine discord server! you can join it by clicking right here!
Morgenstern 5th Nov 2017, 5:19 PM edit delete reply
Also news-wise, the Kickstarter for my next tabletop roleplaying book, GAG: ORDER, still needs... a lot of help.

If you guys have Twitter, reblogging this post from my (admittedly pretty dry) Twitter would help a ton.

I've also got a Tumblr that I sometimes post updates on, if you'd rather reblog from that.

Either case would be incredibly helpful and greatly appreciated. Thanks to everybody that's helped me out so far!

edit: If anyone wants to go the extra mile, I'm also trying to get Kotaku to help push it. If people want to mention my anime horror tabletop game to them (e-mail or @Kotaku on Twitter), that would be a fantastic.
Deadly Death Sickle 5th Nov 2017, 6:01 PM edit delete reply
Deadly Death Sickle
Wait... when the voice on the other side of the door said 'somebody try hell'...

Does anyone remember back to when we force synced with macland, and there were two doors, heaven and hell. Is it possible it might have been referring to that. As in, we need to go back to macland mind and try the 'hell' door again
Macheman7 5th Nov 2017, 9:28 PM edit delete reply
Or maybe it's referring to that THE OTHER SIDE OF DOOR C IS HELL.
But actually, I'd be curious to see how Macland's Sync has changed since we broke him. On the other hand, we'd probably be in deep crud if we tried it.
Baeronius 5th Nov 2017, 10:02 PM edit delete reply
Technically you could, but whatever it was in there ate itself when we left, and Carpenters renewed interest in Macland's brain kind of implies that the whole implant may be gone.
rufiangel 5th Nov 2017, 7:44 PM edit delete reply
Yeah, okay, maybe next time we should actually communicate the conditions of our blood alarm with Fuse? XD;;; I mean, if he's smoking level his emotions wouldn't rile up even in the face of a terrifyingly doomtastic screw-up. We need to change the blood alarm over to Caius maybe. :'D Come home safe, precious dears.

I second asking Caius what got him riled up so much, and then checking in on Dr. Finch and offering ice-cream.
Guest 16th Oct 2018, 11:03 AM edit delete reply
Don't know if he was truly riled up or anxious because he thought the dealer might be flirting with him. XD
Guest 20th Dec 2017, 8:31 PM edit delete reply
As dangerous as it might be, it might be wise to send just fuse on these missions, or just have caius fake a sort of bodyguard role and give him some imitation level if he gets too panicked, cause fuse obviously knows A. How to converse B. How to not overstep boundaries and C. How to Not die, Caius might get too panicked and that could end up with a fight, like he said the two of them can probably handle a drug dealer, but shaking the tree so to speak may not be wise if we don't want what's going to fall