Part 15: Sins of the Fathers 15: St. John's Eve PartyPart Fifteen: St. John's Eve Party
Ok, now that Doctor John is unwittingly delivering our tracker, its time to return to St. Georges. Once there, we need to make an unusual request to Grace by showing her the drawing Gabriel made of Crashs tattoo.
Will you do me a favor?
Use your paints to copy this snake tattoo onto my chest.
Now, why on Earth would you want me to do that?
Im going to a party tonight. Costume, you know.
You dont say? I guess youre going with Malia.
Uh yeah. Thats right.
And why should I help you when I dont even like Malia?
We-e-l-l, if youre jealous about my feelings for her
You KNOW thats not it. I just think, as your friend, that shes trouble.
Its perfectly understandable. I know that you have certain feelings for me, quite naturally.
ME? I would rather be hung by my hair over a bed of scorpions.
I know it must be hard having it in your face like this. No chance to avoid hearing about it, seeing it day by day
FINE! Ill DO it! Just SHUT UP! Can we at least go in the back?
Sure, but could you say that one more time and pout your lips more?
These two might just be my favorite non-romantically involved pairing of all time. If the future games fuck this up, I will be very upset. Anyway, Grace paints the snake on.
Maybe youd like to tie me up?
One more remark, and Im leaving.
Done. Its just stunning.
Sorry I couldnt make it last longer.
Well, it was about what I expected from you.
*snort* Okay, so that being done, its time to hit the Bayou St. John.
Its about what youd expect. So we break out the tracking equipment.
Pretty basic, you walk in the general direction of the blip on the tracker. Easy.
But eventually, success! Before we can approach the party already in progress, Gabriel has to get changed. We put on our croc mask we bought earlier.
You said it, Gabe. So, what does an evil Voodoo cults ritual celebration look like? Lets just say, Its about what youd expect. Once there, Gabriel is confronted by Dr. John (inexplicably clad in a purple thong. Now imagine Worf wearing it. Enjoy that mental image.)
Welcome Brother Crocodile. Please join the other celebrants.
Yes, Dr. Joh-er, Brother Eagle.
But first Name the great serpent who crushes all in his coils.
You are correct, Brother Crocodile. Who is the destroyer of men?
You are correct, Brother Crocodile. Enjoy yourself WELL tonight (*evil chuckle*).
This entire segment has been recorded for your viewing pleasure, but to sum up: The celebrants begin dancing, as a woman in a leopard mask with a snake wrapped around her breasts enters the circle. The crowd begins chanting TETELO!, and Dr. John blows some powder into Gabriels face through the mouth of the mask. Unable to stop himself, Gabriel takes off the mask and approaches the leopard woman
And yeah, you all knew this was coming, its Malia underneath. In a very different voice, she shouts:
I know you now! I can smell his blood in your veins!
Before attempting to stab Gabriel. He manages to get away, but falls and hits his head. A mysterious hand reaches out to him, and then
Gabriel! Gabriel, wake up!
Oww! My head!
Its about time! Ive been trying to wake you up for hours! Theres no time to lose!
I had another dream.
It wasnt a dream, believe me. Now come on, get dressed.
Waitaminute! Im starting to remember something about Malia
Shes the head priestess of the Voodoo cartel. Theyre responsible for the murders, theyve been doing it for years.
Malia? Last night she was the leopard! Like in my dreams, Grace!
I know, those dreams were a warning. Now come on, get dressed.
But last night, Malia changed. She became someone, something else. And then I blacked out, I think .how did I get home?
I followed you last night. I had my doubts about the Geddes. Did you know that they arrived in New Orleans in 1800? Just in time for the Voodoo influx. I knew you were going to try to sneak into a ceremony last night, so I followed you. Lucky for you that I did. If youd been left at that circle last night, I dont know WHAT she would have done to you.
Youre wrong. Malia wouldnt hurt me.
What about Tetelo?
Tetelo! They were chanting that last night. Thats the name from Gunters journal the woman who took his talisman!
Yes. Gabriel, its your destiny that youre facing. You cant just blunder your way through this, or youll end up dead. Tetelo will be after you now. You HAVE to call your Great Uncle in Germany.
Yes. He knows more about this than we do.
Okay, Ill call him. But Malia isnt responsible for those things, Grace. Its that spirit that..Loa. Its Tetelo.
Yeah, possession is convenient that way. Call Wolfgang, Gabriel. Ill be in the shop.
Sounds like a good place to call it this one a wrap. Next Time: GABRIEL CALLS LONG DISTANCE!