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And What You Get, Isn't What You See; BONESAW IS READYYYYYYYYYYYYYYYYYYYYYYYYYYYYYY
Topic Started: Oct 2 2016, 02:11 AM (899 Views)
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(Scout Pfeiffer continued from Two Mules for Sister Sara.)

Of course Scout Pfeiffer decided to make her presence known the second he had his back turned. She walked up to the open doorway.

It wasn't just poor timing on the boy's part. She had been shadowing him for the past several minutes. If Scout knew the creepy implications of stalking someone in the basement of an abandoned asylum, it did not show on her face.

Her face was stony, cold. Scout Pfeiffer was in a bad mood.

"Hey."

Her voice carried a slight echo in the mostly empty, completely plain concrete room. The only thing in there of note was a chair with a bunch of straps. Scout could only imagine what that chair was being used for. That made the boy's decision to hang out in a room like this all the stranger.

Wonder what he was planning to do in here before Scout showed up.

Maybe Scout didn't want to know the answer to that question?

Scout leaned her shoulder against the doorframe, the only exit the boy had. Her hands were in her pockets. The bonesaw was still tucked into her jacket.

"What's the rush?" Scout said, squinting. "You late for a bus or something?"
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... Scout pushed the door to the room closed with the heel of her foot. She made sure he saw it. Heard it too. The door carried a creak that reminded Scout of a haunted house. Her foot audibly lowered into a faint pool of water.

Scout pressed her back against the door. Hands still in pockets. Eyes narrowing.

"You seem jumpy. You scared of the dark or something?"

Scout... did not know. Not really. She could not recall who this boy was. His face seemed familiar, but she could not recall whether he was a junior or not.

What she did know was that he had two bags slung over his shoulder instead of one.

That's all she really needed to know.

"I don't like this dump either," she said, rolling her neck with two fingers pressed to the nape, "but that doesn't explain why you're in such a hurry."
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Scout did not move out of the way.

Her hands transferred from her pants pockets to her hoodie. She thumbed the bonesaw. Mentally prepared herself for if and when this boy decided not.

He didn't have a gun. She was pretty comfortable in that assessment. If he had a gun he would have whipped it out by now. Maybe he was waiting. Hoping to clear the distance so he would not miss.

Or maybe it was in the bag on the chair.

In the darkness, her eyes narrowed.

"What if I refuse?"

The few words she chose, the way she spoke, it all sounded like moving out of the boy's way was somehow inconveniencing her.

But that was far from the truth. She knew it. Alvaro Vacanti must have know it too.

Deep down, Scout was reveling in this.

"What then?"
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Scout stopped smiling.

She didn't expect the boy to actually stand his ground. He looked like a puss. Clearly she underestimated him.

As far as Scout was concerned, she did not give a fuck whether he was planning to do it again or not. All she knew, all she cared to know was that he did do it. Why the fuck did he have two bags? No way he looted a corpse. No way nobody would be stupid enough to hand their bag over. It was all illogical. He killed someone. He was a threat. She was absolutely convinced of that.

He knew that she knew. That's all that mattered, you come down to it. There was no need for names. He might as well have just said, "I killed someone already! And don't you go thinking I won't do it again!" Would have been a lot less subtle, sure, but she would have some little crumb of respect for him. Semantics. Point was, he posed a threat towards her. Didn't matter if he was just blowing smoke up her ass. That was all the proof she needed now.

Was this her hill to die on though? Shouldn't she just kill him now? He didn't have a gun. It'd be real easy.

... She looked at the boy. Sized him up real good.

Silence descended the room. An awkward, suffocating silence.

Then she stepped out of the doorway.

"Hey, don't get your panties in a twist," Scout said, motioning with an arm towards the open doorway. "I was just fucking with you. Don't want any trouble."

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...

Scout made a decision then, between the time the boy stopped to think and when he began to jog out of the room. Her plan? She had no real concrete plan when she found the boy. The second she heard those announcements, no, the moment she finally put things into perspective, all notion of 'planning ahead' went out the fucking window, like a stack of papers during a tornado. Not an apt simile.

The amount of times the boy cringed. The way he gave her those deer-in-headlights look. The fact that he knew, she knew, both of them knew that he was going to bolt out the door. His shoes scraped across the floor, he was going to make a run for it. It all added to the growing, inescapable anger that was brewing in her chest.

Scout wasn't playing along anymore. This boy was acting like a chicken shit bitch. Only stuck his chest out when prompted, when she gave him no other choice, like a cornered chihuahua.

Scout Pfeiffer did not know who Alvaro Vacanti was. But Scout Pfeiffer had no respect for Alvaro Vacanti. He was nothing but a rat.

So when the boy made a move to run, Scout caught him. Blocked his exit. She reached one arm out to grab him by the scruff of his shirt. The other hand balled into a fist, reeled back. She was going to clock him in the face. Scout was no martial artist but she knew how to punch someone. Clean their pipes.

Scout Pfeiffer was not afraid of Alvaro Vacanti.
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(Gming approved by Yugikun.)

Did... Did he just try to kick her in the guts?

There are certain things you learn, growing up in Brooklyn. Certain things you just have to learn growing up. Brooklyn seems to speed up that process, makes everything a bit bitter too. One of the things Scout knew was how to defend herself. Basic shit really, just in case. Scout had never been in an actual fight. Closest she came was when some prick in seventh grade socked her in the cheek. Not her greatest moment.

The boy on the floor was not in the same league as that punk. The fact that he thought one swift kick was going to get her to stop was pathetic to say the least. Scout grunted. She cursed under her breath.

Scout found herself on top of him now. She kept him pinned down, put the weight of her body forward. She aimed for his face. Made fists so tight her knuckles turned snow white.

The first punch went for his jaw. The next landed in his face, according to plan. The third and forth? Honestly it did not matter where they landed. The first two were enough. He looked like he was tenderized before she even stumbled into him. Probably tried to attack someone else, go 2-0.

Scout grinned, inwardly. Outwardly her face was cold. She grabbed the boy by the scruff of his neck.

"What's your name?" Scout asked.
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"Hey dipshit, I asked you a question."

Tch. He was just spewing out nonsense. Scout just slapped the boy across the cheek, a light tap compared to the punches, She abandoned her squint in favor of a dead stare. Her knuckles ached, and she was prepared to blame it all the boy beneath her.

"Is that your name?"

She clicked her tongue. Whatever. She loosened her grip and pushed him, letting his shoulders and head collide with the floor beneath him. She did not let up though. Scout Pfeiffer was mad as hell, and this guy's whining and crying was making her anger worse by the second.

"You telling me the truth?"

She reached for the bonesaw. Whipped it out, brandished it.

"If you lie to me," Scout said, "I'll kill you."

There was a sliver of a hesitation there, between 'now' and 'I'll'. Deep down she knew she wasn't going to do it. She did not attack the boy in order to kill him. But Alvaro did not know that. As far as the ugly expression on her face was concerned, she was going to kill him regardless of whether he actually answered the question or not.
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Tch. She hesitated. A brief moment of doubt was all the boy needed to make his escape. She did not bother to chase him.

Alvaro Vacanti.

She heard that name moments ago. Scout wanted to doubt. Wanted to make excuses. But she remembered the circumstances of that death, and she had been following the boy up until the announcement. So just one kill. Just the one. She had been prepping herself and of all the names he could have given her it was the one that gave Scout pause. She could trust the announcement as far as she could toss it. The description was vague, did not give any real details. 'Too close to the edge'? Could mean anything. Could have been an accident. Could have been self-defense. Could be anything. The gamemasters are not presupposed to giving context, and Scout had a feeling that asking the killers for said context wasn't going to get her anywhere.

Why was he acting so suspicious? Why didn't he just reassert himself?

Maybe he was just a pussy on top of being a rat.

Sounded right to her.

Alvaro Vacanti. She'd remember that name. Scout Pfeiffer had a damn good memory, and that wasn't the sort of name you forget.

Which is good. Because if she heard that name again? Didn't matter what rock Alvaro Vacanti hid under. Scout would find him eventually.

And when she did? She was going to make him wish she just killed him right away instead of making him wait.

Scout walked over to the bag. She searched through the contents, took what she deemed useful and left the bag. She only needed the one, and she did not want people to get the wrong impression.

The bills fluttered to the floor. She did not bother to pick them up. Scout Pfeiffer left.

(Scout Pfeiffer continued The List of Adrian Messenger.)
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