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Re: The Lillian Helsbrecht Story
« Reply #30 on: October 06, 2014, 11:58:35 am »

Is your name in this story? N? You're fine. Y? You're probably going to die -very- badly.

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Lillian put the final touches on the knot on her boot, then stood up and tugged at the edges of her armor where it had ridden up when she'd crouched. Her arm had healed nicely and quickly, and though she had a short scar on her flank now from the knife-wound, it had also healed without incident.

She slung on a black webbing vest this time, and slid a crowbar, a station bounced radio, a pair of earmuffs, a flashbang, and an extra pair of handcuffs into the pockets and catches. She looked over the table in the Security Muster Area at Jericho Delagrad, her first shift partner in Security, alongside Axl Blyant, who was long-standing Head of Security on 13, and the (recently replaced) Forensic Technician Malachi Kelly. They were standing around with coffee and donuts, chatting about solid-state weapons over energy weapons.

Jericho said, "Yeah, I like me a good shotgun, but you can't argue with the perfect accuracy and precise lethality of a good laser rifle."

Axl smiled and said, "I tend to agree with Jericho, on-station at least." He started ticking points off his fingers, "Lasers fire in space, through windows, and they don't cause hull breaches unless you act like an idiot. The wounds they leave don't bleed hardly at all, and most armor only absorbs the initial blast, not the radiating heat. Even if you're wearing armor, it will scorch a large patch of flesh."

Malachi nodded sagely, and said, "I'll agree with all these points. Let me make some of mine. Bullets stay in the wound, causing additional damage after the first wound. They break, tear, and shred vital internal organs, bones, and blood vessels. They DO make you bleed, which is good for tracking and stuff. And most guns fire in space, but they have a higher tendency to jam. I'll concede that point to you. But you only have to hit someone ONCE with a bullet in space, as it will rupture their suit."

Lillian smiled and said, "Alright, what about melee weapons. Shock-Maul or Telebaton?"

Axl said, "Telebaton." While Jericho and Malachi simultaneously said, "Shock-Maul." They looked at each other and also simultaneously said, "Jinx. Fuck. Hey!" Everyone dissolved into laughter for moment, then Axl wiped his grin off and said, "Alright, kids, let's get to work. Shift starts now. Jericho, go wander around Medbay and RnD. Watch out for the new clown. He's got a good repertoire of tricks. Lillian, go watch Cargo, Atmospherics, and Engineering. Malachi, stay here in Security when you can. We need someone to man the desk. I'll be wandering the core of the station, the Bridge, and the Escape Wing. Stay safe, use your gorram radio, and check in on your interval or I'll kick your ass myself."

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Two hours later, Lillian was wandering the halls still, strongly considering some Cheesie Honkers, when she turned the corner to be face-to-lower-rib-cage with an absolutely enormous man, with an even more enormous... Bright orange afro.

She looked up. And up. And up. And he looked down. "Hi." He said warmly. "I'm Axel."

Lillian nodded, "I'm Lillian Helsbrecht. Nice to meet you, Axel." She took a step back so she wasn't craning her neck to look at him. "You're the largest man I think I've ever met."

"Yeah. I was always bigger than other people." He shrugged eloquently. "Genetics."

Lillian nodded again, feeling like a bobble-head. "You're a Cargo Tech, huh?" She said, indicating his rank indicators and jumpsuit color. He nodded back, the top of his afro brushing against one of the long fluorescent lights in the ceiling.

"Yep. It's me, about four other new Cargo hires, and the Quartermaster. He's a bit of a jerk, so once I finished moving all the crates, I volunteered for scav-duty." His rounded, ruddy features beamed happily.

Lillian cocked her head curiously, "What's scav-duty?"

"Oh, there's always lots of crates left in Maintenance, or in Engineering closets and stuff. We get reimbursed for returning them to Central Command, so we have to go out and collect them. I'm the only one that can just pick up and carry three empty crates, so QM likes it when I do it." Axel said proudly.

Lillian's eyes widened behind her Sec-HUDglasses, but she smiled outwardly. "Wow. Those crates are pretty heavy, you know." A little bit of data scrolled across her HUD. "... An empty metal crate like NT uses usually weighs like eighty pounds. And you can just. Carry around three of them."

Axel nodded. "That's good right?"

Lillian opened her mouth to reply when her headset crackled, "This is Jericho. I've got... I've got something here. Maintenance between Medbay and RnD, Junction 21C, the storage room near there. Oh. Please fucking hurry, I'm creeped the fuck out."

"Change your panties, Officer Delagrad. You are a trained Se-" Axl was, astonishingly, cut off right then.

"Respectfully, sir, fuck you. You aren't seeing this. Get. The. Fuck. Down. Here. For. The. Love. Of. God." A pregnant silence filled the radio, and Lillian waved at Axel, then turned and ran. She was a good runner, and very proud of it. Back on Antioch, she'd run in marathons on occasion, and ran or walked everywhere. She passed the Central hallway, then entered a Maintenance shaft.

She brought out her sec-lite, running in the darkness, reading wall-signs as she passed. She came around a corner to see light at the next bend, and she could hear familiar voices. She kept running, drawing her taser. She skidded around the corner, and to an abrupt halt at the sight before her.

Axl and Jericho stood in one corner of the storage closet. In the other corner were three lockers, each one opened to reveal three... Corpses. They were recognizable as human remains, but that was the extent of their familiarity. Each one was dried out, dessicated. Almost mummified. Jericho jumped a little as she turned the corner, but Axl just waved her over.

Lillian's PDA pinged suddenly. She flushed, embarrassed, but Axl waved at her again. "Go ahead. They aren't going anywhere, and we all need a minute. I gotta go back to Security to get Malachi. You two rope off this area and I'll tell the Captain to tell all Maintenance crew to avoid this area on pain of chemical mace." He started to turn, then looked back, "Those bodies... They're fresh. Within a few days at least."

Jericho said, "How do you know that?" As Lillian opened her messages and checked it. It was Axel. 'hay hope u rnt mad at me 4 some raisn. U seem nice. :)'

Lillian replied, 'No, no. I was njoyin the talk but work called. I'll TTYL when this is done. It's FREAKY!!! Keep out of Maint in Sections 19b-22e'

'kk thnx'

Axl was saying, "Look at the blood at the bottom of the lockers." Then he vanished into the darkness.

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Fifteen minutes later, Malachi was scanning the entire compartment with a portable Forensic Scanner. He worked swiftly and efficiently, taking pictures, making notations, stuffing items into evidence bags, and generally managing the crime scene. He was almost done, and Lillian and Jericho were grateful to be out of Maintenance soon, when a new light came around the corner.

"Officers, explain the situation." Captain Flickenger and his Blueshield came around the corner. He took one look at the bodies, and waved their explanations off. "Nevermind. I can see that no one is likely to know much about this before the tests are done." Behind him came two Medical Doctors. They waited patiently to one side with a bevy of body bags and a curious cart apparently designed to carry eight bodies on two racks of four. "Once Malachi gets his results and the autopsies are complete, then we'll all meet in the Head of Staff Meeting Room and discuss it. Officers, return to patrol. I'll stay with Malachi and the Doctors." He patted a laser pistol belted to his hip.

Lillian and Jericho walked away in the dark, swapping theories. "Maybe it was a Xenoarcheological artifact or something?" Lillian suggested.

Jericho shook his head. "Why would they be stacked all neat like that in maintenance then? Wouldn't they have been IN RnD somewhere?"

They came to a door, and Lillian opened it for Jericho. The Research Director Horatio Oppenheimer was walking by, a distracted look on his weathered face. He was a big man of about sixty years, with neatly combed white hair and a neatly buttoned labcoat. He passed almost completely by the pair of Officers before Jericho said, "Good morning sir. Can you take a look at my right arm later? It's been clicking again."

Horatio stopped, his eyes blank, and looked at Jericho. "Erm. What?"

Jericho eyed him curiously, "Uh, my arm. You know, it's been clicking again. When I rotate it at the shoulder. I need you to open it up and repair the actuator again."

Horatio nodded. "Right, of course. Sorry, I was thinking about my treatise on Deliberate Quantum Biological Interactions." Jericho nodded blankly, but Lillian cocked her head curiously.

"What is that?" She asked, somewhat blithely.

Horatio smiled warmly at her and said, "Well, you seem, at the quantum level, everything is different. It's so small that the normal laws of physics don't quite apply. I was specifically dealing with the fundamentals of Biology at that level, and how a sentient might consciously cause interactions at the quantum level. It has a vast variety of uses, if my theories are correct. From cellular regeneration to autonomic production of medicines or chem-"

Jericho said, "Whoa doc. We're cops. This sounds a little out of our league." He nudged Lillian. "We gotta get back on patrol anyways."

Horatio frowned, disappointed, but he nodded and carried on his way.

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Re: The Lillian Helsbrecht Story
« Reply #31 on: October 06, 2014, 02:24:25 pm »

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"Respectfully, sir, fuck you. You aren't seeing this. Get. The. Fuck. Down. Here. For. The. Love. Of. God."
Hilariously, that sounds like something I'd say.
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Re: The Lillian Helsbrecht Story
« Reply #32 on: October 06, 2014, 03:09:07 pm »

If only people in actual SS13 PDAed each other with slang.
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Re: The Lillian Helsbrecht Story
« Reply #33 on: October 06, 2014, 05:46:10 pm »

I'm calling it right now. The research director is a bad dude.
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Re: The Lillian Helsbrecht Story
« Reply #34 on: October 06, 2014, 09:34:37 pm »

All I can hope for is the torture session that me (Lily Caukwell) and Hans got up to. One of my favourite Hans moments.

We actually managed to get several cultists, there. And one randomer who had bad luck. It was even better when Hans was spaced without a suit or oxygen and came back even more pissed off.


That was Zackary Fryer. :P
Really? Oh bollocks. I thought that was Lillian.

Still, torture sessions with Hans are fun in SS13.

I almost said it without the 'in SS13'. Unlike Hans' sadistic characters, I do not have a torture fetish.
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Re: The Lillian Helsbrecht Story
« Reply #35 on: October 07, 2014, 08:55:54 am »

All I can hope for is the torture session that me (Lily Caukwell) and Hans got up to. One of my favourite Hans moments.

We actually managed to get several cultists, there. And one randomer who had bad luck. It was even better when Hans was spaced without a suit or oxygen and came back even more pissed off.


That was Zackary Fryer. :P
Really? Oh bollocks. I thought that was Lillian.

Still, torture sessions with Hans are fun in SS13.

I almost said it without the 'in SS13'. Unlike Hans' sadistic characters, I do not have a torture fetish.


I don't either, actually. It's just fun in-game because most people are squeamish as fuck about torture.


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Lillian said, "Wanna trade sections for awhile, Jericho?" As Oppenheimer walked away.

Jericho shrugged. "Sure, I don't mind. Is Cargo behaving?"

Lillian nodded, "Yeah, met this big, strong motherfucker named Axel in Cargo. He can just pick up and carry three crates like it wasn't shit. Speaking of which..." She brought out her PDA and started tapping away at lightning speed. "I need to text him back. I'm gonna go chat up the doctors for awhile."

Jericho nodded and started off, saying, "Yeah, the eggheads in Research are all a little self-absorbed. I'll see ya, Lil."

Lillian nodded absent-mindedly and kept typing. 'Hey Axle, just got back on ptrl now, goin2med, wanna chat there?'

'BRT gotta mop stoerrom SYS'

'kk'

Lillian wandered into Medbay, where the Doctors from before were pushing the cart laden with corpses into the autopsy area. One doctor sat at the Receptionist's desk, peering over the rim of his glasses at a book and steadily demolishing a box of donuts. Lillian sauntered over and leaned  down onto her elbows, holding her face up with her hands. "Whatcha dewin'?" She asked playfully.

The doctor smiled up at her quietly and said, "I'm reading Director Oppenheimer's treatise. It's on-"

"Deliberate Quantum Biological Interactions?" Lillian imitated Oppenheimer's deep intonations and steady manner.

The doctor nodded again with a rueful smile. "Pretty good at imitating him. I wouldn't let him hear you though, he might take offense. I'm Hector Petridis, by the way." He stood and held out one hand. Lillian slyly took it, kissed it, and curtsied.

"It's a pleasure to meet you, Mr. Petridis. I am Lillian Helsbrecht." Hector's face flushed a bit when she kissed his knuckle, and he pulled it away, somewhat significantly rubbing his wedding ring. Lillian smiled and waved it off. "I'm just being playful. I like those quiet, intelligent types. I don't mean anything by it, I'm loyalty implanted."

Hector nodded. "Do they actually completely curtail your sex drive? I know the science is sound, but I find it hard to believe."

Lillian nodded briskly and gestured towards the autopsy room. "So is there somewhere I can watch that? I'm kind of curious how they died."

Hector nodded and pressed the lobby door button, letting Lillian into the Medbay proper. They went around a corner and entered an Observation room over the autopsy room. Hector pointed to a seat, then put his hand on Lillian's shoulder and said, "It was nice to meet you, Ms. Helsbrecht."

She nodded and smiled at him, then said, "Can you tell me if Axel shows up? He's a big guy with an orange fro in a cargo-tech uniform."

Hector nodded again and sealed the door behind him as he left.

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Mini update. :P I'll get more going today, though. I'm off and I have time.
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Re: The Lillian Helsbrecht Story
« Reply #36 on: October 07, 2014, 04:45:36 pm »

Spoiler: Brayein Graye (click to show/hide)
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Re: The Lillian Helsbrecht Story
« Reply #37 on: October 08, 2014, 01:32:02 am »

Now these are some introductions :D
the top of his afro brushing against one of the long fluorescent lights in the ceiling.
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Re: The Lillian Helsbrecht Story
« Reply #38 on: October 08, 2014, 08:47:16 am »

Perspective shift!

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Chief Medical Officer Dorian Fullwider leaned back in his chair, pleased that his Medical team was taking care of the Captain's orders so thoroughly. He kept one eye on the Vitals/Tracking display for all integrated jumpsuit sensors, idly. Runtime crept up and butted her head into his leg.

Dorian absent-mindedly reached down and started petting his cat. On the V/T display, something ticked lightly. He looked up at the sound, and saw that one of the Cargo Techs that were wandering maintenance had received from injurious trauma from a physical source. The readings were low though, and his vitals were fi-

They started spiking and jumping erratically. His heartbeat was steady, except for an oddly regular irregularity. Something else was pumping OUT of his heart in a different synchronization than his heartbeat. Dorian activated his headset, "Captain, Head of Security, we have a Cargo Technician showing odd symptoms in maintenance, north of the Vault. I'm going to go check it out, but I want some Security back up when I get there."

Without waiting for a reply, he snatched up his medical belt and ran out of the room. As it turned out, he was the nearest crewman to respond to the situation. He entered maintenance, running down the hall, the small penlight on his shoulder illuminating just enough for him to see by. He came to a corner, and heard a curious sound. Then, in the faintest whisper, "Please... Please don't kill me... Please..."

Dorian turned the corner, a personal defense Flashbulb in one hand, his PDA in the other, shining more light on the scene.

On the floor was the Cargo Technician, blooding seeping slowly out of a laceration on his forehead. Standing above him, somewhat crouched, was a dark figure in a firesuit. As Dorian came around the corner, the tech tried to shout, "Run!" but it came out as a rasping wheeze. The figure stood abruptly, and with a sucking noise, Dorian got a good clear look at what had been going on.

A three foot long proboscis tipped with vicious looking barbs was retracting into the fire-suit clad individual's clothing. Droplets of blood where it had been ripped free from the now-dead Technician's body pattered to the floor gently as the figure turned toward Dorian. Dorian raised the flash and put one finger to his headset to activate it. Halfway there, he saw a tiny... Dart? Shoot out of the figure, and it struck Dorian directly in the wrist.

Immediately his whole left side went tense, every muscle locking instantly. Dorian collapsed, trying to scream for help, but the numbness spread, forcing all his muscles to contract. He lay there, paralyzed and helpless, as the figure loomed over him. "Please..." Dorian whispered.

It was the last thing he ever said.

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I want to write more right now but I'm so fuckin' exhausted.
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Re: The Lillian Helsbrecht Story
« Reply #39 on: October 09, 2014, 08:05:56 am »

Re-reading, I noticed:

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Dorian raised the flash and put one finger to his headset to activate it.


Should be:

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Dorian raised the flash and put one finger to his headset to activate the communications device.


Moving on.

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Lillian watched the autopsies interestedly. The doctors were quick, efficient, and well practiced. They spoke aloud and the Observation Intercom played it for her.

"We have a puncture wound, mid-abdomen. Looks like it punched up and jabbed into the heart. Bleeder wound, though. Estimated death time, about two minutes."

"Scanner is showing no residual metals or other non-organic materials. We are picking up some strange DNA results in the wound, but it doesn't match any recorded DNA pattern to date."

"New xenomorphic parasite maybe? Or some sort of space-faring predator? We know Space Carp have some sort of natural predator that controls their population. Perhaps this is it's attack method?"

Lillian's headset crackled, "Lillian, proceeded north into maintenance and rendezvous with Chief Medical Officer Fullwider. Immediately." She sprang up as soon as she heard Axl's voice and exited the autopsy Observation room. As she came to the front desk and exited the triple-width doors, Hector and Axel both turned to look at her.

Axel asked, "What's wrong?"

Lillian eyed him contemplatively. "You got a hammer in that tool-belt?"

He shrugged, "Yeah, I got all kinds of stuff in there."

She nodded. "Can you show me into the maintenance sections north of the Vault?"

He nodded, and Hector looked back and forth between them. He said, "I'll watch you on the V/T monitors. You really concerned?" He looked down for a moment, and froze. Hector turned on his communications and said, "CMO Fullwider? CMO Fullwider?"

A moment with no response. Hector said, "He isn't showing on the sensors. He must have taken off his jumpsuit." Without a word, Lillian grabbed Axel's wrist and dragged him after her. Quickly, he took the lead and steered toward a dark maintenance door. It hissed open at their approach, and they entered the enveloping darkness at speed.

Lillian's seclite flared to life a moment later, and they hurried through unused sections of the station. Lillian shined her light into side rooms and checked lockers as they went, but they swept the area and found nothing. Axel turned to her, shrugging his big shoulders, "I don't know where they could have gone. It's not like they can just..."

His gaze settled on a pair of Optical Meson Scanners, sitting neatly on a small shelf incongruously placed in the middle of a long corridor. Axel pulled them on and activated them, then looked around for a moment. He said, "Follow me." And walked to a blank section of wall.

He pushed it lightly, and it held firm. Axel frowned, "I can see the mechanism is jammed. They didn't make this fake wall right. Hold on a second..." He dug out a crowbar, and edged it into a near-invisible seam in the wall. With a solid yank, he popped the fake wall apart, sending pieces clattering to the floor.

Lillian quietly took out her taser.

Axel took off the Meson Scanners and eyed the doorway warily. Lillian stepped through, shining her light around this hidden room. It was a large bar area, with a few small tables, a long bar along the far wall, and what appeared to be a dancing stage. The pair advanced into the room slowly, and Lillian settled her light on the booze locker. The only place to hide anything in this hidden chamber.

She stepped close, and traded her taser for a Shock-Maul. It sparked on, and she put one hand on the locker's handle. She looked back at Axel-

And screamed, dropping the baton and digging for her taser again. Axel jumped, nearly bashing his head off the ceiling, and turned, swinging reflexively. Dorian ducked under the swing, his immaculate baby-blue uniform swirling as he moved. He said, irritated, "I couldn't find that gorram Cargo Tech. Sorry. I had already moved to a different section and I got too caught up in searching to call the Captain and tell him. Doesn't mean you should hit me."

Lillian cussed vibrantly, and picked the baton back up. "We thought you were in trouble. I brought help, cuz I'm a little lady, even with the gun."

He nodded, bemused, "I appreciate the... Spirited response, but I am fine." He waved at the door. "What is this place? And can we get out of here? I'm getting creeped out."

Lillian nodded, and they filed out into the main corridor. They discussed the room and it's implications for awhile, then Lillian and Axel went back to Hector at the Medical Lobby. Hector waved them over, a strange look on his face. "The CMO's sensors came back on right after you lot entered that Unknown Area, whatever it was. His sensors came back on about ten feet behind Axel. Where ever he was and what ever he was doing, it was close. Real close. And he wasn't moving quick, his pulse was barely at 50 bpm. Highly unusual."

Lillian cocked her head, her face going a little pale. "I didn't open the locker. Oh fuck me. I let him get us out of there without checking the locker." She put one hand to her headset, "Arrest the Chief Medical Officer on suspicion of multiple murder, immediately."

Axel was quiet, but Hector said, "Lillian... It might have saved your life to not have opened the locker. We don't know what we're dealing with here. And the CMO has access to grenades, syringe guns, poisons, and all kinds of dangerous things."

Lillian nodded, but she said, "Still. I have to find out for sure. I just put a warrant on him." She waved at Axel, "Just stay here and watch the V/T with Hector. You know how to get ahold of Axl Blyant, yeah?" They nodded. "Good. I'll be right back."

"Stay safe!" Hector said.

Lillian ran. She burst into Maintenance, flashing her light around swiftly. Then she entered the hidden area, sprinting across it in a flash, and vaulting the bar to land right next to the locker. She swiftly swept her ID across it, and it unlocked...

Immediately spilling open to reveal two corpses.

Behind Lillian, she heard a pair of boots click softly against the steel of the floor...
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« Reply #40 on: October 09, 2014, 09:47:57 am »

Lillian turned, taser searching for a target. As she caught sight of her target, she relaxed a bit.

Captain Flickenger stood in the darkness quietly. He was visibly unarmed, and Lillian looked around for the ever-present Blueshield. He was nowhere to be found. A little voice in the back of her head started whispering questions, and she asked, "Hello, sir... Can I help you?"

He nodded, stiffly. "Yes, Lillian Helsbrecht, you can."

She tensed, her hand tightening on the grip of the taser. "Well, sir. What do you need?"

He grinned, and it was eerie. Lillian fought back a whimper of fear as she stood amongst corpses and viewed his grin. He started taking slow steps to the left, circling towards the dancing stage. And speaking. "You see, Lillian. There's been a breakdown in Command and Control functions aboard this station. Attempted assassinations. In addition to these mass murders you've been investigating." He paused, in both gait and oration, for a moment, "I deeply appreciate your efforts, by the way. They've made my job much, much harder."

Lillian sighed a little as she heard confirmation, and she asked, "What do you mean, sir?"

Brandon smiled again, and it was different this time.

His teeth were longer.

"You see, Lillian... We get so hungry. It's so hard to control one's self when surrounded by such a bountiful harvest." He took a step closer, and Lillian hefted the Seclite gently, feeling it's weight. "Such wonderful creatures, humans are. So seldom do we find cattle suited quite so perfectly. Such a shame." He grinned one final time, and lunged.

Like a coiled snake, Brandon leapt the distance between them ferociously, his features distending monstrously. Lillian rolled under the bar door and sprint for the door, firing the taser over her shoulder as she went. She entered the maintenance shafts, and heard no pursuit, but kept running. She broke out of Maintenance with a grateful hiss of hydraulic doors, then heard something dreadful.

"All Security Personnel, detain Lillian Helsbrecht. This is a direct order from your Captain."
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Re: The Lillian Helsbrecht Story
« Reply #41 on: October 09, 2014, 11:05:41 am »

No. No.. NOOOOOOOO  :'(
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« Reply #42 on: October 09, 2014, 11:36:55 am »

The plot, it thickens.
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Re: The Lillian Helsbrecht Story
« Reply #43 on: October 09, 2014, 01:28:52 pm »

"The Officer Helsbrecht escaped me, as we thought she might. She is heading south, armed, armored, aware of our threat. Find her and destroy her." The creature that wore Brandon's face sent this thought across the psychic link they shared. Across the Hivemind. It sent enough information to indicate male-pattern speech, and the barest suggestion of individuality. In English, it's name would work out to Mister Phi.

"Noted. I shall interce-" The reply from it's equal fellow was cut off by something of an altogether different feel. If the first creature's name worked out to Mr. Phi, this voice worked out to Lord and Master of All Shape.

"Silence. Helsbrecht has my protection, along with the others we agreed upon. You will obey, or I will consume you."

Silence reigned in the hivemind for a long moment, then Phi tentatively queried, "So how do I keep her off my back? She saw my shift-melt. She will tell Security."

"I don't care. Die and come back as someone you ate perhaps. Use your imagination. Discredit her. Do not harm her though."

A sullen silence fell, and the Lord withdrew from the psychic link. In the Escape Hallway, Mr. Phi grimaced inwardly as it's mind raced, trying to escape this sticky situation. It could defy the Lord and eat Helsbrecht regardless, but it would be a mistake. It's own power was formidable and terrifying, but the Lord was beyond anything it could contend with.

Worse yet, the Lord knew all the tricks, all the faces, all the hiding places.

Phi calmly settled on a plan, and walked toward the Security wing, guessing at what Lillian might try to do...
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« Reply #44 on: October 09, 2014, 01:36:24 pm »

"pls dont eat me"

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