Welcome Guest [Log In] [Register]
Welcome to Survival of the Fittest, a RPing board loosely based off of Koshun Takami's Battle Royale, with its own unique plot and spin on the 'deadly game'. We've been around quite a while, and are now in our thirteenth year, so don't worry about us going anywhere any time soon!

If you're a newcomer and interested in joining, then please make sure you check out the rules. You may also want to read the FAQ, introduce yourself and stop by the chat to meet some of our members. If you're still not quite sure where to start, then we have a great New Member's Guide with a lot of useful information about getting going. Don't hesitate to PM a member of staff (they have purple usernames) if you have any questions about SOTF and how to get started!

Let the games begin!

Username:   Password:
Add Reply
Call Me Maybe; trigger warning: transphobia
Topic Started: Aug 26 2016, 07:48 PM (1,665 Views)
Deamon
Member Avatar
Humans...
[ *  *  *  *  *  *  * ]
Cameron Herrig continued from Nature's Predators

So she was done a foot. Not the greatest start to the rest of her life, however long that was going to be. On the plus side she had...shit...what did she have? It seemed unlikely that she was going to get her hands on a bike, she didn't have her guitar and she had no body paint. In summary she needed new party tricks, being the one-legged woman at the ass-kicking contest wasn't going to cut it. As things were Mel was helping, she wasn't able to put any weight on her foot or ankle so having someone to lean on allowed her to still keep up a good pace.

It was also a comfort thing, someone she knew however little. Someone to travel with and co-operate with. It was better than travelling alone. Cameron didn't know how she would have coped with being alone.

They had managed to craft a splint at least and were heading to get ice. Proper first-aid was looking to be a priority considering the life and death, she wouldn't be able to run though. That had the potential to turn into a problem.

"Good idea." Cameron grinned as they hopped after the figure with Mel's help. "Don't need them shooting us by accident."

All the same Cameron would have loved to have her pickaxe. If only for comfort.
Forrest Quin - At the Zoo
Bret Carter - On a date
Aliya Kimia Nemati - In Training
Arizona - Practicing
V6
V5
Offline Profile Quote Post Goto Top
 
Deamon
Member Avatar
Humans...
[ *  *  *  *  *  *  * ]
The phrase was something about closing a door and opening a window.

She couldn't walk properly without help, but now she had found a friend, a good one. Cameron smiled. "Sup, Human?" She disengaged herself from Mel and hopped forward to give Enzo a hug with her eye arm. It was a good feeling to have someone she was close with nearby; it wasn't a knock on Mel at all. Enza was just one of Cameron's best friends, having them around made everything feel less heavy. For a split-second Cameron could almost convince herself that everything was alright.

It wasn't though and it wouldn't be again.

Depressing and sobering facts about her new life aside, things had taken a step up. Cameron trusted Vinny unconditionally. So that wasn't an issue going forward. Tessa she wasn't as comfortable with; she knew of the girl, she played guitar and was into art so Cameron obviously knew her through that. She was nice enough, Cameron didn't see her being a bad presence and was happy to have her with them. If they decided to all join up they'd a group of four. Safety in numbers was a theory for a reason.

Cameron gave a small nervous chuckle.

"Yeah, I may have bailed down some stairs."
Offline Profile Quote Post Goto Top
 
Deamon
Member Avatar
Humans...
[ *  *  *  *  *  *  * ]
"Good to see you too human," Cameron said, grin still plastered to her face. "that sounds like..." She trailed off following Tessa's comments. That killed the mood dead. They hadn't even been awake for half a day and already one of them was turning into a paranoid nutjob. Things were going great.

Luckily Mel made things didn't get too heavy. Cameron couldn't help snorting at her response. She knew she shouldn't have and she tried not to, but the whole scenario she was describing was so ridiculous. If that was what Tessa thought had gone down or some other plan they had thought up between them she was going to be disappointed.

"Yeah, it's not like we're planning to rob you using Elmo." Although that would have been an equally amazing image, running up to someone slamming Elmo into their face and then running off with their bag. A drive-by Elmo'ing.

Bitches don't fuck with Sesame Street.

Cameron hopped around using Enzo as support until she ended up facing Tessa. Quieter than before she spoke.

"Nothing happened, I just fell."

Offline Profile Quote Post Goto Top
 
Deamon
Member Avatar
Humans...
[ *  *  *  *  *  *  * ]
This was true insanity. Cameron knew she was weird, different, a little off, and all those other phrases. But in those moments of raving about the government and false flags she got a glimpse of someone who had truly lost it and she knew that no matter how weird she was, she would never be on the same level as Tessa.

It was just nutso on so many different levels, none of it really made sense. At least not to Cameron, but she would admit she wasn't the smartest person ever.

Oh.

She was being accused of murder.

Cameron froze like a deer in the headlights for a moment. Then Vinny gave punctuated their rant with the bluntest response imaginable and Cameron almost burst out laughing...not the best response ever. She put the back of her left hand up against her mouth. Only allowing a couple of snorts to fight their way out.

It was just the way Enza had told Tessa to shut up. It had hit the right note at the exact right time for Cameron. Sheepishly looking between the other three Cameron cracked a smile. Truly she was a social etiquette goddess.

"Sorry," She rubbed her face with her hands to get some semblance of seriousness back and considered her words carefully before responding.

"That theory's pretty fucking dumb."

Nailed it.
Offline Profile Quote Post Goto Top
 
Deamon
Member Avatar
Humans...
[ *  *  *  *  *  *  * ]
Cameron shook her head and stupid grin plastered across her face. She knew she should wipe it off and be serious but there just something about Tessa that she couldn't take fully seriously. Just the gaps in logic and mental jumps Tessa must have been doing to get to the idea that she was the one in the right in their situation. Cameron felt a little sorry for her actually. She must have been lonely back in Kingman. Then just as things seemed to be cooling down the conspiracy nut had to go and make things just as explosive as they had previously been.

Suddenly the threats were very real again, it had been fun while it had lasted. Back to reality now, everyone's on high on fear and paranoia and they were a hell of a drug. Cameron stared at the mine, then looked between her companions and friend.

"So...I'm fine not having anything to do with that."

Hopping slightly to alleviate some pressure that was building in her ankle Cameron winced and coughed.

"Yeah, don't want to sound y'know demanding or anything, but my ankle is on fire."

She glanced over at Mel and the pickaxe. Her pickaxe. Considering how Tessa was behaving Cameron felt supremely naked without her weapon.

"Can we just like go inside?"
Offline Profile Quote Post Goto Top
 
Deamon
Member Avatar
Humans...
[ *  *  *  *  *  *  * ]
There was no ice in the pub, because that would have been too good. Instead Cameron was sitting in a soft as fuck armchair with her foot elevated. She was living the glamorous rock star lifestyle. What she really needed was some weed...or peyote. Just something to take the edge off.

What Cameron did have was Vinny though and she didn't underestimate the positive effect that was having. Sure Tessa wasn't the best companion to have around but safety in numbers was a thing. They were holed up in the pub and since there was only one way in our out they would know if someone was coming. It gave a degree of comfort and safety to know that.

Eventually night came and went and they were greeted by an announcement. Cameron listened out for the names of her friends. Cristo and Abby were dead which gave Cameron pause. She knew and talked to Cristo but they had never really been close, she had been closer with Abby and now she was gone. It was a weird sensation, being aware that while she was enjoying the company of Enzo, someone she knew had died. Cameron didn't really know how to react. Instead she just looked at the tattoo on her palm and picked at it.

She was glad that neither Vans or Coleen had been in the announcements but she didn't think she should have been happy about it. Each classmate whose name was read out was a family losing a son, daughter, brother, sister, grandson and stuff. Being happy that her friends were OK didn't seem respectful.

Cameron continued to absently scratch at her until eventually it became too much for her.

"What's the plan? Stay here until we have to go?"
Offline Profile Quote Post Goto Top
 
Deamon
Member Avatar
Humans...
[ *  *  *  *  *  *  * ]
Cameron nodded in response to Vinny. They made a good point, sure they were safe, but everyone else they knew and cared about in the game was outside the pub. They could have been in danger that exact moment. She thought of Vanessa and Coleen and realized she couldn't go through the rest of whatever her life would be without seeing them again, both for different reasons.

However Tessa then decided to open their mouth and of course it was to be sarcastic. Cameron wasn't sure if that was Tessa's default mode or if there was an off-switch but she wanted to find one for it.

"It was about as subtle as a brick." Cameron said from where she was seated. When Tessa mentioned she knew how to get the collars off Cameron's eyes widened momentarily before she took a look at Enzo. Her face one of 'can you believe this shit?'

Turning back to Tessa, Cameron raised an eyebrow. She did not like the sound of Tessa's plan or what it may have meant for them. It also showed an amazing lack of self-awareness that nearly put Cameron to shame in that Tessa expected her and Enza to just jump at the opportunity to work with her on whatever the idea was even though Tessa had spent most of her time being accusatory, passive-aggressive and just generally unpleasant to be around.

"I'm not seeing how, since we have like nothing useful." Cameron scratched at the side of her head, just below her hairline. "Also why do you expect to even listen to you, I mean have you been hearing yourself?"
Offline Profile Quote Post Goto Top
 
Deamon
Member Avatar
Humans...
[ *  *  *  *  *  *  * ]
Cameron looked at Tessa and blinked a few times before looking over at Enza. Tessa had almost had her there, up until the end.

"I don't think it'll work."

Cameron shook her head.

"What's to stop them figuring this whole plan out before you've built your machine and then they just kill us. Hell that video had fucking sound. For all we know they just heard everything you said and are just waiting for us to agree to go along with this plan before they blow all our heads off."

She didn't like the plan at all. It wasn't the unknown quantity of whether it would work or not. It was all the variables and things that could have gone wrong. The car batteries could have been dead, the supply depot might not have had the tools they needed. Cameron didn't want to have a scavenger hunt with the potential of death hanging over her head. Nope. It had the potential to waste her remaining time and that was something Cameron couldn't easily commit too. Not without seeing Coleen or Vans. She needed to know they were alright. There was also one other big issue with the entire plan as well.

Cameron gently scratched at the scars on her wrist and met Tessa's gaze.

"Plus, you're a bitch." Cameron slowly levered herself up and swung her bag over her shoulder. "I'd rather spend my time looking for my friends than with you."

Hopping over to the door Cameron rested one hand on it and turned back to Vinny.

"You coming with?"
Offline Profile Quote Post Goto Top
 
Deamon
Member Avatar
Humans...
[ *  *  *  *  *  *  * ]
Enzo was coming with them. That was a relief. Cameron took the offered support and grabbed the pickaxe from where it sat by the door, she didn't know if she would needed it but it would have been foolish to assume otherwise. Everything was going to fall apart eventually that was certain. Still as things stood, nothing had gone too badly, obviously Tessa hadn't been the best company but it was better than sharing a room with someone who had gone nuts.

Cameron allowed a small smile to play across her lips. She was glad Enzo had chosen to go with her.

((Cameron Herrig continued in Shock Me))
Offline Profile Quote Post Goto Top
 
1 user reading this topic (1 Guest and 0 Anonymous)
DealsFor.me - The best sales, coupons, and discounts for you
« Previous Topic · The Pub · Next Topic »
Add Reply