ooc: Sorry for the wait; I had a really, really painfully busy weekend. But 10 and a half hours of sleep later I'm up and ready to go.
BTW, Gretin, I'm going to assume Hembar is out in the main section of the lab by now.
Dionysia was watching as Arnie whispered to the #7 Slig, then to the robot. When RG fired she saw it coming and didn't jump.
Also, she recognised the sound of a dry bullet when she heard one. Phoneyness didn't intimidate her; she was going no where.
(ooc: not to be hypocritical but we can move this along now; if you don't have a very definate reason to stay in the cafeteria then can you move to your work station in your next post? I just don't want us to be here for ages
Anni smiled up at the big creature; he was really cute! "We'll just wander round for a bit. I don't really know where Jim is though. What did you say your name was? And, uh, I've never seen anyone like you before; what species are you?"
Jim tried to shrink back into a corner when the slig entered the production lines.
It didn't work.
From the slig's speech, he managed to pick up that he and Anni were supposed to be working here with this slig. Oh Odd; he was in trouble!
He more or less failed to respond to the slig.
He more or less failed to move. He's frozen up.
The lab storeroom was very tidy; in fact, aside from a couple of pieces of machinery which had been messily shoved back in place after being used, the room was very well ordered, and quite clean. As Krik had a quick look around, he spotted a few valuable drugs but didn't take any as it would be too obvious with the shelves as neat as they were.
Instead he preyed upon a filing cabinet which had been placed discreetly in a corner. It was, it turned out, doctor's records for the factory.
He pulled out a few files at random but it was fairly standard stuff; a mudokon inhaling smoke, a slig loosing an arm in a fight, muds loosing their sight in machine accidents, or getting badly cut when messing with scrap metal, a slig receiving treatment for steal inhalation, another slig who-
Oh, good grief.
Krik very delicately replaced the file into the drawer as if he wanted to touch as little of it as possible, and then prudently pushed the drawer closed, trying to wipe away some horrible mental images which would no-doubt keep him awake for the rest of the week.
Suddenly having had enough of Rupture Farms to last him a good long time, he walked delicately towards the door back into the main lab, pausing only to pick a bo of chill pills off of a shelf.
About the same time a certain duo of mudokons was crossing the lab, Krik turned the door handle from the storeroom.
Annoyingly, he knocked a lab-coat which was hanging from a hook on the door with his elbow, and it fell to the floor.
The door swung open just a little as he reached down and picked up the coat. Then he noticed something had fallen out of the pocket; another medical file. Not without trepidation, he reached down and picked it up.
Then he stopped and stared.
What cunning piece of plot-element has Krik discovered? Will he spot the escaping slave and his sneaky saviour as they slip out of the lab?
Also, is anyone enough of a W@RF buff to identify all of the records Krik found in the lab? unfortunately they were only started when Dek arrived, otherwise there would undoubtedly have been a slig getting hit by a train in there.
Cookies to anyone who can identify...
A mudokon inhaling smoke
A slig loosing an arm in a fight
A mudokon loosing his sight in a machine accident
A mudokon getting cut badly when messing with scrap metal
A slig receiving treatment for steam inhalation
A slig with a medical problem so gross that we demanded that that particular plot be discontinued (baaaaaaaaaad mental images)
And also any guesses for the mysterious record (MM can't guess on that one because I've already discussed it with him.)
And finally, I just want to remind everyone to try and speed up the action in their posts in the hopes of keeping the thread moving further than the last. If the people given jobs could clear out of the cafeteria now I would appreciate it. Let's keep this thread an ALIVE experience!!! (Sorry, couldn't resist).