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Topic Started: Oct 8 2016, 11:17 AM (855 Views)
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(Kaitlyn Greene continued from Until All Our Yesterdays Are Lighted Fools...)

She waited and stared down at the buildings south of her and Alan. Hopefully they'd gotten here in time. And hopefully they'd picked the right spot. If their tar get want the other way they were fucked.

And Kaitlyn really hoped that didn't happen because this was the greatest fucking idea in history and it'd be a real shame if it went down the crapper for reasons beyond their control. And because the two of them had damn near sprinted down here from the northeast shore where they'd spent the night once they'd heard the announcement so it'd be, like, a double shame to have wasted all that energy.

It was tough to tell with all the rocks and slopes and various trees and foliage around, but she was also pretty sure they were the only ones around right now. Which was both amazing and kinda sad, because didn't that really show what kind of different scale she (and Alan, sure) had to be on here?

Kaitlyn sat down on a rock and tipped the shield behind her, letting it slowly topple over onto the grass. She grunted in relief.

"Eh, no sign of her yet. We've got some time, it's still early."

She hoped.

"Guess we should figure out how we'll do this, find a spot or something."

Yeah. And while they'd wait, Kaitlyn would sit back and think about the night she'd just had and all that time she'd spent awake and staring at the stars. It would be wrong and pretty fucked up to call it a great night or anything. She knew that. She totally got that.

Maybe she'd just call it a live night. That worked. That sounded pretty damn accurate.
v6!
G058: Kaitlyn Greene aka Katy Buried - Horse Tranquilizer and Syringe
She Knew She'd Found Freedom - Questions - Fools - Barons - Opportunities - Sideshows - Dawns - Gulches

v5!
G038: Deanna Hull - Replica Freddy Glove - DECEASED
From Sea to Sky -Smoke--Sun--Tiki--Nine--Repeat--Talk--Now--Drift--Hunger--Valley--Fall--Rust--Paper--Heart--Sky-
B023: Jesse Jennings - Riz Action Figure - DECEASED
From Vision to Glory -Vision--Summon--Time--Plan--Length--Sleep--Cause-

v4!
B006: Ricky Fortino - Trowel - DECEASED
B022: Imraan Al-Hariq - Remington 870 - DECEASED
G036: Carly Jean Dooley - VASE D: - DECEASED
G077: Andrea Raymer - Gunpowder - ?????
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(semi-gming of Alan)

"So we find a spot," Alan said.

"Yeah, and then jump her when she walks by," she said.

"We're just supposed to hope she comes right by this particular spot?"

"...Ah."

"This is why you need me, Kait," he said.

"Why the hell do people call me that, anyway? I don't go around introducing myself as Kait. It's Kaitlyn. Maybe Katy. If I like you."

"We like each other, though? So fuckin' listen. We have to be flexible here."

She could be flexible. She had all sorts of ways to do this thing.

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The two of them scampered up a rocky path, kicking a few stones down as they went and briefly entertaining fantasies about starting some landslide, before they crouched in a bunch of overgrown grass and decided to keep an eye out from up here. They could see most of the way westward, and there were more than a few spots nearby that had enough foliage or hills to make a good ambush spot. Alan had thought he'd seen some movement south of them, where there wasn't much of a vantage point, but how likely was it that Kimiko would be heading that way after picking up her prize?

Right. So this was a good lookout place. And they had a real plan going now, just so long as they figured out who took which role in it. Who was the bait and who was the... ambush-person. Kaitlyn didn't know the right word for it. Either role was fine with her, really. Sure, it would be fun to use her tackling to take that unsuspecting girl down from behind, but there was just something about standing in front of the little sweet-gun-awarded little twit, facing her down that was just as appealing to her. And they had a secret weapon for that job in case there was any trigger-happiness going on. A secret shield-shaped weapon.

Stand in front of a killer? That idea was already putting the memory of standing under the stars and waiting for the announcements to shame. Because there'd be that same anticipation, that same question of this being it, but on a whole nother level.

Not that it hadn't already been pretty intense last night. Kaitlyn had been awake, she'd been zoning out, and then the question had hit her:

What if no one kills?

'Cause she hadn't. No one she'd met thus far had. And what if that was the case everywhere. What if they were like an hour away from all getting their collars blown because they'd turned out to be a bunch of hippies or something deep down inside, and she'd have to include herself in that list? And her heart had started fucking jackhammering. She'd told herself it was probably a bluff even if there'd been no deaths, the terrorists probably had too much invested in this shit to just give up; she'd told herself that she didn't think that had ever happened before and really, at least someone in their school was gonna snap and kill someone else. She'd even looked down to Alan and remembered what she was keeping secret in her bag from everyone.

And she'd cherished every second when she wasn't sure if she was on the brink of death or not. And she was fucking alive.

Now on this ridge, looking down, Kaitlyn took a second to remind herself of that one more time. And... dink. She was already done reminiscing and like only a few minutes had passed. Nothing else to do but wait for the target to stroll by.

They waited.








Holy mother of piss this was getting boring. Whose idea has this been anyway?

She had to pass the time somehow.

"I'm gonna make a protein bar sandwich."

It tasted better than it sounded, actually.

v6!
G058: Kaitlyn Greene aka Katy Buried - Horse Tranquilizer and Syringe
She Knew She'd Found Freedom - Questions - Fools - Barons - Opportunities - Sideshows - Dawns - Gulches

v5!
G038: Deanna Hull - Replica Freddy Glove - DECEASED
From Sea to Sky -Smoke--Sun--Tiki--Nine--Repeat--Talk--Now--Drift--Hunger--Valley--Fall--Rust--Paper--Heart--Sky-
B023: Jesse Jennings - Riz Action Figure - DECEASED
From Vision to Glory -Vision--Summon--Time--Plan--Length--Sleep--Cause-

v4!
B006: Ricky Fortino - Trowel - DECEASED
B022: Imraan Al-Hariq - Remington 870 - DECEASED
G036: Carly Jean Dooley - VASE D: - DECEASED
G077: Andrea Raymer - Gunpowder - ?????
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"Holy shit!"

Exclamation mark or not, she was whispering to Alan.

"Holy shit it's her. Eeeeeeee."

Kimiko Kao. Mute. Not deaf, she had to keep reminding herself. Short. God, Kaitlyn had met nothing but shrimps on this island so far, Alan excepted. Mostly friendly, not that they were friends or anything. And somehow THAT had come together to kill some other kid and win a sweet-ass gun for it? Bizarre.

Oh, and in a sunburst of perfect karma, one more thing. Heading right the fuck close to them. Ba-zam.

"Alright, see ya in a few."

She slid the shield along the grass to Alan and waited until he'd made the first move down the ridge before she started slinking through the foliage perpendicular to him. There was a copse of trees nearby, and if she could get there as Alan was hopefully drawing Kimiko to him they'd have the perfect setup. Alan distracts and Kaitlyn jumps and then Alan jumps to and then poor little Kimiko would have nothing to kill anyone else with.

They were fucking heros.

Huh. Bonus. She sure as shit hadn't been signing up for that.

It did make sense this way; Alan taking point. She guessed. Alan had that whole calm and collected, nice-guy thing going on. He could pull it off. He could keep her at ease. If Kaitlyn was the one bounding out to meet her, Kimiko might be more edgy. Might just book it and then the whole day would have been wasted. Not that they were enemies at school or anything, but still. Kaitlyn was a libertarian, Kimiko was... Daoist? Taoist? Toasty? Some weird Chinese thingy. And frankly, she kinda creeped Kaitlyn out with the whole not-talking thing. How the hell was someone mute but not deaf anyway? Didn't those two things go together? Would've been a lot easier.

v6!
G058: Kaitlyn Greene aka Katy Buried - Horse Tranquilizer and Syringe
She Knew She'd Found Freedom - Questions - Fools - Barons - Opportunities - Sideshows - Dawns - Gulches

v5!
G038: Deanna Hull - Replica Freddy Glove - DECEASED
From Sea to Sky -Smoke--Sun--Tiki--Nine--Repeat--Talk--Now--Drift--Hunger--Valley--Fall--Rust--Paper--Heart--Sky-
B023: Jesse Jennings - Riz Action Figure - DECEASED
From Vision to Glory -Vision--Summon--Time--Plan--Length--Sleep--Cause-

v4!
B006: Ricky Fortino - Trowel - DECEASED
B022: Imraan Al-Hariq - Remington 870 - DECEASED
G036: Carly Jean Dooley - VASE D: - DECEASED
G077: Andrea Raymer - Gunpowder - ?????
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(skipping Rugga w. permission)

You can't actually tackle someone in roller derby. Yes, contact sport, but the contact zones were very clear, and as a blocker, Kaitlyn sure as shit had them committed to heart. Target the arms, hands, front, hips, thighs. Not the legs, back, head, or booty. More important to know were the body parts you could actually use to block. No hands, meaning no grabbing or tossing or hairpulling, or at least none that the ref could see. No kicking, no head-butting, no elbowing. You can hit the other girl with your shoulder, upper arm, torso, thighs, hips, or booty.

Yes, booty was in the official rule book, take that you half-fucked other sports.

So Kaitlyn might not be as much of an expert on the matter as she'd hoped to be. So she would have to improvise how she was going to do this. Against Kimiko the armed killer.

And that realization, come to while creeping to the inner treeline in what really wasn't a vast concealing forest, let Kaitlyn to ruminate for a moment on the fact that she hadn't the slightest fucking clue how she was going to pull this off.

Because she did know that. She wasn't dumb, she wasn't off her meds, not that she took any meds. No, Kaitlyn had a connection to the reality of this situation.

Now, about her feelings on that knowledge?

That was a better question to turn over in her head, but it only made a half-rotation before she pulled the plug and focused on Alan strolling up and making like a king.

Kaitlyn held her breath. Well, one in their favor. Alan had stopped Kimiko in about the best spot he could. And double the pleasure, the dumb little twit had been caught flatfooted. Okay, that wasn't fair. Kaitlyn'd never felt 'dumb' emanate from Kimiko given what she knew of her. But regardless, Kimiko had one of those Japanese katana sword thingos hanging over her shoulder, and nothing in her hands. The BKA gun must be stowed away safely in her pack.

Holy no duh yes. This would work and to the victor would go the spoils.

She gave Kimiko a few seconds to reply (hehehehehe) to Alan. He had some skills. But no, it didn't look like yesterday's reigning champ was about to just relinquish her stuff. Instead Kimiko was tapping her weapon. And she was only what, twenty feet up and to the left of where Kaitlyn was? Maybe she could just sneak up from behind without her even noticing.

Kaitlyn crept out of the treeline, and took a few quiet steps, crouched low. Which she could totally hear, because what the hell did she know about stealth? Grah. There was no way she was gonna be able to tiptoe through the daisies here.

OK then.

Kaitlyn broke into a full-on sprint.

"Yaaaig! Give us the weapons, ya fuckin' mutie freak!"

At the second-to-last moment Kaitlyn had a flash of enough instinct -- given the potential of Kimiko having time to draw that sword and skewer Kaitlyn's face -- to go low on the tackle instead of high. She half-dove, half-slide tackled, and adrenaline surged through her like a jolt of coffee at 1 in the morning.

v6!
G058: Kaitlyn Greene aka Katy Buried - Horse Tranquilizer and Syringe
She Knew She'd Found Freedom - Questions - Fools - Barons - Opportunities - Sideshows - Dawns - Gulches

v5!
G038: Deanna Hull - Replica Freddy Glove - DECEASED
From Sea to Sky -Smoke--Sun--Tiki--Nine--Repeat--Talk--Now--Drift--Hunger--Valley--Fall--Rust--Paper--Heart--Sky-
B023: Jesse Jennings - Riz Action Figure - DECEASED
From Vision to Glory -Vision--Summon--Time--Plan--Length--Sleep--Cause-

v4!
B006: Ricky Fortino - Trowel - DECEASED
B022: Imraan Al-Hariq - Remington 870 - DECEASED
G036: Carly Jean Dooley - VASE D: - DECEASED
G077: Andrea Raymer - Gunpowder - ?????
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"Aw, motherass!"

Okay, huh?

Seriously. How in the hell had that not worked? It was the absolute perfect plan. Sure, they hadn't planned for random cray guy literally jumping out of the reeds and screaming at them, but really, that should have just been a minor inconvenience at worst.

But noooo.

Kaitlyn tried to pivot forward after she hit the ground, only for kimiko's foot to hit her square in the nose. And it only took her a second to grab her nose, curse a few times, and blink away the stars and darkness, but by the time Alan was shaking her arm and helping her up, Kimiko and Guy were heading for the hills.

Damn it.

(Kaitlyn Greene and Alan Banks continued in Elapsam Semel Occasionem...)
v6!
G058: Kaitlyn Greene aka Katy Buried - Horse Tranquilizer and Syringe
She Knew She'd Found Freedom - Questions - Fools - Barons - Opportunities - Sideshows - Dawns - Gulches

v5!
G038: Deanna Hull - Replica Freddy Glove - DECEASED
From Sea to Sky -Smoke--Sun--Tiki--Nine--Repeat--Talk--Now--Drift--Hunger--Valley--Fall--Rust--Paper--Heart--Sky-
B023: Jesse Jennings - Riz Action Figure - DECEASED
From Vision to Glory -Vision--Summon--Time--Plan--Length--Sleep--Cause-

v4!
B006: Ricky Fortino - Trowel - DECEASED
B022: Imraan Al-Hariq - Remington 870 - DECEASED
G036: Carly Jean Dooley - VASE D: - DECEASED
G077: Andrea Raymer - Gunpowder - ?????
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