Part 11: Seekers in the RainPart 11: Seekers in the Rain
Everyone, GET OUT OF BED! I know its only been half a day, but there are more abductions in progress!
Everyone but you, Watkins. Youre still on medical leave. Go watch some of Allens movies with Hilda. Bar-Lev will command in your absence.
Ahhh thanks *thump*
Wholl be our fifth?
For the moment Hugo Gutierrez! His aims only average, but his willpower score is through the roof. Im hoping some combat experience brings out a little hidden potential in him.
Very, VERY pleased to make your acquaintance, ladies. Please, call me Hugo.
Hey, are you the guy always standing around the pool table? Nice to meet you.
So, you got any weird quirks we need to know about, Hugo? Cause, I mean, weve all got em.
None that Im aware of is it required that I be weird in some way? Maybe what makes me weird is how completely normal I am.
No, it just means that youll get weird later. *snicker* What did you used to do?
Cop. Tried to arrest an alien, just like in Men in Black. Except this one spit poison in my eyes bastard If we see any Thin Men, Im taking them OUT.
Were in the middle of some big construction site in the woods lots of cover, but also lots of open spaces, not many big buildings. There will definitely be seekers, I hate those fucking things Move up, SLOWLY.
So, Eva, howd you get in this outfit?
They promised me college credits
Oh, a college girl, huh?
No flirting during the mission, or Ill step on your dick! Focus. Keep moving up, cover by twos!
Floaters? We eat floaters for breakfast!
And sectoids to the right!
Ill give it my best shot!
Wow, Im getting better at this.
RRRRRGH. You scratched my paint job! DIE!
Here, have a patch job, Mimi. Be more careful!
The surviving sectoid and floater have pulled back.
I can reach the sectoid with a grenade! Please let me get it, I dont get promoted if I dont get any kills!
You are authorized to frag it, just dont get reckless.
Whew! Easy money!
FUCK! Seekers! Everyone, establish overwatch!
Eva, there is a seeker RIGHT NEXT TO YOU. Dont move.
How do you know?
Rain. Theres no rain droplets hitting the puddle right next to you.
Ive got an idea. Ill empty my drum, spray and pray the whole area next to you, Eva. The sparks should disrupt its invisibility. Then you blow the bastard away.
Ohh ohhhhh okaaaay. Go!
Keep your head down!
Cant believe that worked!
Alright, Im reloading, now we just need to keep an eye out for Seeker #2, and the last floater. Stay frostyFUUUUCKK!
Watkins said it often enough now Im saying it! NOBODY SAYS STAY FROSTY! Grrr
Last floater in the trees!
I got him!
Look around for raindrops! Anyone? Anyone see anything?
There! Definitely THERE!
I did it!
Great job, Eva!
For someone so shy, you are surprisingly good at blowing the stuffing out of aliens.
Hee hee, thanks.
Well! One step closer to an official code name, Eva. Congratulations! And not bad for a rookie, Hugo!
Thank you, sir! Now to recommence hustling at the pool tables.
Good trick with the rain, too, Leroy; too bad we cant count on the weather being on our side in the future.
** MEANWHILE **
Allens Movie Corner! posted:
Albert Pyun is a crap director, but this was the one time he got everything right. Nemesis is a movie about a burned-out ex-cop cyborg martial artist guy named Alex, running through Java on a quest to deliver some data to rebels about how androids are secretly replacing humans. Even his boss is one, played by Tim Thomerson, the King of the B-Movies in the 80s and 90s.
Forget about the plot for the moment. This is a movie where everything explodes. Where a shotgun is a rocket launcher. Where an old lady pulls a gun out of her purse and busts a cap in the ass of an android. Where the hero shoots out the floor beneath himself and falls through FOUR STORIES, screaming all the while.
But its got a few moments of surprising depth. Not all the androids are evil; some are helping the hero on his quest. And theres a great speech where Tim Thomerson quietly says how its wrong that the humans treat his kind like things when its not their fault theyre alive. Right before shrugging off some bullets and proudly declaring hes STATE OF THE FUCKING ART, ALEX! (Note: if one of us gets modified to be bulletproof, we must use this line)
Wow. That was a surprisingly fun movie to watch. a very Allen kind of movie to watch, but hey.
I liked the skinny girl who could leap off of rooftops like it was nothing. Wish I could do that
Well, it was great spending time with you, Hilda, but I guess theyre kicking me out of the hospital now clean bill of health.
Three fucking more days just make sure to shoot them all twice. Once for you, and once for me, okay?
Heh, of course. oh, wait a minute. Flip on the news again !
SHIT! Theyre attacking OPENLY!
Next time: Everything changes!