Part 5: Chapter Five: ThiefThis update is almost entirely made up of plot. Enjoy!
*Knock Knock* *Knock Knock*
: Eh? Who is it?
: A job? Really? Well, what are you waiting for? Come on in!
: So lemme get this straight. You want me, a semi-respectable, mostly-legit Ranger to break into some guys house and steal something?
: The man has stolen a priceless treasure from me, and Im asking you to bring it back. Please, you must believe me.
: I dunno I dont really do that sort of thing anymore All that thievery stuff just makes Ryu nervous. Were clean now. Sorry, but I cant help you here.
: I am a rich man, Mr. Bosch. I can give you enough money to set yourselves up anywhere you wanted. As for your associate what he doesnt know wont hurt him, hmm? We can come up with a story hell accept after the deed is done.
: Anywhere we want, you say?
: That Whisper Hood will be safely back in your hands before the nights out. Rangers honour, or whatever!
: Just once more. Just one more heist, and then nothing ever again. See you later, buddy
: *Yawn* Ah, the start of a new day. Bosch? Huh, hes not here. He sleeps like a log, I normally have to wake him up. Maybe he went out to hit the town or something.
: Still dark out, huh. Lousy winter months. Ill just go for a short stroll outside to stretch my legs
: What? Why?
: No, that cant be right. Bosch, he he promised that hed...oh, Bosch, you moron. Damn, I better find that idiot before anyone else does. Trout, huh? He lives to the north
: Watch where youre going!
: Tch! Who on earth runs around in this sort of light?
The kissing couple have moved, meaning we can now enter the richer side of Newhaven.
: Im gonna enjoy hunting that sorry mutt down like the dog he is! Make sure he knows that!
: Youll have to wait till Im done with him first. I cant believe hed do something like this
: Ryu Ryu! Over here!
: Hm? Oh, Mr. Kilgore.
: Bosch only went into Trouts mansion at my request. You must believe me!
: Tch. Be thankful youre a noble, Mr. Kilgore. I doubt youll have to deal with the fallout from this. *Sigh*, I cant find Bosch anywhere. Guess I better head back home
: Bosch. What the hell were you thinking?! Burglary, and you targeted Trout of all people! Dont you know hes in tight with the Church of St. Eva?! He is not a person you want to screw with!
: Im sorry, I really am! Kilgore said wed be set for life if I did this one thing for him. Look, I know it looks really, really bad, but Im telling you, I didnt do it!
: Im serious! I didnt take the Whisper Hood!
:...Alright. Youre my friend, so Ill give you the benefit of the doubt for now. You had better explain everything.
: So, heres what really happened
Music: Find The Truth
: Kilgore sent me into the mansion to get back something that Trout stole from him. Thats the story I know, anyhow.
: Before you ask, yes, there was a lot of other nice loot. No, I didnt get the urge to steal any of it. See? Im a good boy.
: But when I made to pick the lock
: the vault was already open
: That girl with the funny bat wings took everything! Including the Whisper Hood!
: But she got away, and I got left holding the less-than-proverbial bag!
: No. No, not really.
: Yeah, I suppose youre right. But anyway
: We gotta find her fast and ask her out! I mean, get her to fess up!
: How odd. I ran into a strange girl when I was looking for you. She also had a pair of rather leathery wings.
: Yeah. Okay, heres the plan. First we-
: Oh crap! Someones coming! Hide me, hide me!
: The bin! Get in the bin!
: Think it smells better than a jail cell? Then get in.
: Bosch! I know youre in here!
: And you! I know youre friends with the perpetrator! Dont try anything foolish!
The soldier checks around the room briefly
: Well hunt him down like the dog he is!
: Too much information, Bosch.
: Those rent-a-guards probably have the whole town cursing my name by now! How am I gonna get out of here?
: Hold on, Ryu! Im in a garbage can! You can just carry me around! No one will suspect Im in here! Okay, so Im not the lightest load, but whats a little heavy lifting?
: Yes, Bosch. I remember Nero. Im just staggered at how you think Im going to be able to cart you all the way there.
: Note to self: lay off the pies, the cakes and the sausage links!
: Whatever. Lets just leave before that guard comes back. Now, how am I going to get past the gatekeeper