[4/21/2013 4:29:53 PM] Josie: Okay!

[4/21/2013 4:31:54 PM] Josie: Coil was eating lunch with Stella! He has on him an incredibly forbidden narcotic called felwerine on him! He also has a small white kitten.

[4/21/2013 4:32:42 PM] Coil: Indeed!  Uberverboten.

[4/21/2013 4:34:14 PM] Josie: Bigtime.

[4/21/2013 4:35:00 PM] Coil: Coil eats his salad.

[4/21/2013 4:35:50 PM] Josie: Stella does too! She seems pensive.

[4/21/2013 4:36:08 PM] Coil: What's on your mind?

[4/21/2013 4:36:53 PM] Josie: She smiles a little. "It's best not to ask. Besides, I promised not to talk about it again, so. What are you going to name the kitten?"

[4/21/2013 4:37:20 PM] Coil: I don't know.  Everyone is expecting me to name them lately.  You name her.

[4/21/2013 4:37:55 PM] Josie: Stella: I suppose "Snowflake" would be cliched.

[4/21/2013 4:39:16 PM] Coil: Maybe.  But she seems like a snowflake.

[4/21/2013 4:39:36 PM] Josie: Stella: How about Killer?

[4/21/2013 4:39:51 PM] Josie: Snowflake-or-Killer: Mew!

[4/21/2013 4:40:14 PM] Coil: I like Snowflake.

[4/21/2013 4:42:11 PM] Josie: Stella: I think she does too.

[4/21/2013 4:42:28 PM] Coil: Well, that settles it.

[4/21/2013 4:43:32 PM] Josie: She plays with the kitty a bit, rubbing her tiny tummy.

[4/21/2013 4:43:59 PM] Josie: The waiter brings your actual meal!

[4/21/2013 4:44:18 PM] Coil: Coil cuts off a piece of meat for the kitten!

[4/21/2013 4:44:50 PM] Josie: Stella: Does she eat?

[4/21/2013 4:46:24 PM] Coil: Well, let's see.

[4/21/2013 4:46:45 PM] Josie: The kitten sniffs at the meat and then nibbles at it.

[4/21/2013 4:47:01 PM] Josie: Stella: ... that may possibly be the cutest thing I've ever seen.

[4/21/2013 4:47:41 PM] Coil: Well, kittens are pretty cute.

[4/21/2013 4:48:58 PM] Coil: It's a natural defense, I think.

[4/21/2013 4:49:19 PM] Josie: Snowflake: Mew!

[4/21/2013 4:51:16 PM] Josie: Stella grins, and starts eating her food.

[4/21/2013 4:53:09 PM] Coil: Coil eats his food, glancing at Stella.  "So Althea thinks she might be able to give Irene a voice."

[4/21/2013 4:53:37 PM] Josie: Stella: ... really? When?

[4/21/2013 4:54:09 PM] Coil: Not sure.  She needed some supplies..  It might be a little while.

[4/21/2013 4:55:17 PM] Josie: Stella: ... how long is a little while?

[4/21/2013 4:55:36 PM] Coil: Some of the supplies she needs are going to be tricky to get.

[4/21/2013 5:01:20 PM] Josie: Stella: But how long?

[4/21/2013 5:05:35 PM] Coil: Coil looks at her.  "I dont' know.  It might take me weeks to get the stuff she needs."

[4/21/2013 5:06:22 PM] Josie: Stella: Oh, weeks. Not months or years. Good.

[4/21/2013 5:06:51 PM] Coil: You'd have to ask Althea for more details.

[4/21/2013 5:08:04 PM] Josie: Stella smiles. "I'll do that."

[4/21/2013 5:12:08 PM] Josie: Suddenly there's a clink-clink-crunch-crunch noise, and the centerpiece on the table falls over.

[4/21/2013 5:12:58 PM] Coil: Coil looks for Snowflake!

[4/21/2013 5:13:05 PM] Coil: ((Made more teeeeea.))

[4/21/2013 5:15:12 PM] Josie: The cat is on his lap!

[4/21/2013 5:15:20 PM] Josie: Stella frowns. "... what was that?"

[4/21/2013 5:15:42 PM] Josie: She looks out the window, and reaches out to touch it. "... it's broken."

[4/21/2013 5:16:22 PM] Coil: ... down!

[4/21/2013 5:16:41 PM] Coil: Coil gets low, sticking the kitten in his jacket pocket.

[4/21/2013 5:17:40 PM] Josie: She slips under the table.

[4/21/2013 5:17:50 PM] Josie: Stella: ... why are we down here?

[4/21/2013 5:17:58 PM] Josie: There's another clink-clink-crunch-crunch.

[4/21/2013 5:18:05 PM] Coil: Someone shooting.

[4/21/2013 5:18:33 PM] Coil: Coil looks around at the restaraunt.

[4/21/2013 5:18:45 PM] Josie: No one else seems to have noticed.

[4/21/2013 5:18:50 PM] Josie: Then again, the sounds *were* pretty quiet.

[4/21/2013 5:19:14 PM] Josie: Stella: ... oh, they were *bullet* holes. Who uses bullets anymore?

[4/21/2013 5:19:21 PM] Josie: ((distance shooters, mainly!))

[4/21/2013 5:19:25 PM] Coil: Snipers.

[4/21/2013 5:21:32 PM] Josie: A waiter wanders over. "... is something wrong, ma'am? Sir?"

[4/21/2013 5:22:27 PM] Coil: Get *down*, there's someone shooting, you have to clear the restaraunt.

[4/21/2013 5:23:08 PM] Josie: The waiter freezes. "What?"

[4/21/2013 5:24:20 PM] Coil: There's holes in your window and broken place settings.  Can you cover the windows?

[4/21/2013 5:25:35 PM] Josie: Waiter: Y-yes...

[4/21/2013 5:26:11 PM] Josie: Stella: ... someone's trying to kill me?

[4/21/2013 5:26:21 PM] Josie: The waiter dashes off and draws the blinds, quickly.

[4/21/2013 5:26:27 PM] Coil: Or me.

[4/21/2013 5:27:02 PM] Josie: Stella: How do we tell?

[4/21/2013 5:27:08 PM] Josie: Snowflake: Mew!

[4/21/2013 5:27:34 PM] Coil: We dont' find out.

[4/21/2013 5:27:42 PM] Coil: Coil looks at the waiter.  "Back door?"

[4/21/2013 5:29:37 PM] Josie: The waiter points to the backdoor. "I should evacuate the place. Go on, go."

[4/21/2013 5:29:47 PM] Josie: He hurries toward the host.

[4/21/2013 5:29:58 PM] Coil: Coil nods, and grabs Stella's hand.

[4/21/2013 5:30:47 PM] Josie: Stella: ... we'd better go before they call the authorities.

[4/21/2013 5:31:11 PM] Coil: Coil nods.  "Yeah, let's go."

[4/21/2013 5:31:19 PM] Coil: Coil heads toward the back door!

[4/21/2013 5:31:46 PM] Josie: She stands up and follows him; there's another one of those crinkling noises, and this time Coil *feels* the bullet pass, it's so close.

[4/21/2013 5:32:05 PM] Coil: Coil looks at Stella, makes sure she's okay.

[4/21/2013 5:32:41 PM] Josie: She looks worried.

[4/21/2013 5:32:48 PM] Josie: But hasn't been hit.

[4/21/2013 5:33:01 PM] Josie: The back door actually leads straight into the kitchens.

[4/21/2013 5:33:28 PM] Josie: As you pass through the doorway to the kitchen there's a scream behind you, followed by several more screams, and a rush to the front door of the restaurant.

[4/21/2013 5:33:38 PM] Josie: Fortunately, you're not going that direction!

[4/21/2013 5:36:20 PM] Josie: Stella follows Coil hastily, and keeps his hand in hers.

[4/21/2013 5:36:44 PM] Coil: Coil opens the back door when they get there, carefully, his free hand on his gun.

[4/21/2013 5:39:19 PM] Josie: There's two ptt-ptt noises, and the metal next to his head gains two small holes, suddenly!

[4/21/2013 5:39:47 PM] Coil: ...this is starting to feel personal.

[4/21/2013 5:39:53 PM] Coil: Coil draws his weapon!

[4/21/2013 5:42:20 PM] Josie: There's two more of the noises! If Coil is looking for his assailant, there *is* a gleam of metal on top of the building across the way from this one.

[4/21/2013 5:43:29 PM] Coil: ((Are we out the back door?))

[4/21/2013 5:45:51 PM] Josie: Yep!

[4/21/2013 5:47:02 PM | Edited 5:50:53 PM] Coil: Coil hugs the wall with Stella, providing as narrow a profile as possible.

[4/21/2013 5:51:05 PM] Coil: Coil heads away from the shooter, trying to put a building between them.

[4/21/2013 5:52:50 PM] Josie: She follows him, pretty quietly.

[4/21/2013 5:53:10 PM] Josie: Once you get around the corner there's no more shots.

[4/21/2013 5:53:18 PM] Josie: Stella's bleeding, though.

[4/21/2013 5:54:00 PM] Coil: Coil frowns.  "Where are you hit?

[4/21/2013 5:56:07 PM] Josie: Stella: Shoulder, I think. It hurts.

[4/21/2013 5:56:13 PM] Josie: She sounds pretty calm about it.

[4/21/2013 5:57:14 PM] Coil: Coil nods.  "Let me see."

[4/21/2013 5:57:18 PM] Coil: Coil checks her shoulder!

[4/21/2013 5:58:06 PM] Josie: She moves the strap of her dress to let him; it's gushing blood, but if you can stop it in time she should be okay. Of course, hospitals *will* want to know why she's got a gunshot wound and there *will* be an investigation.

[4/21/2013 5:59:03 PM] Coil: ((Is it a flesh wound or is there a bullet in there?))

[4/21/2013 5:59:30 PM] Josie: There's no exit wound.

[4/21/2013 5:59:34 PM] Josie: So there's probably a bullet in there.

[4/21/2013 5:59:46 PM] Josie: It's a flesh wound, but there's a substantial chance of bleeding to death anyway.

[4/21/2013 6:00:01 PM] Josie: Stella: Interesting. I'd've thought it would be more painful.

[4/21/2013 6:00:43 PM] Coil: Adreneline dulls the pain.

[4/21/2013 6:01:27 PM] Coil: Coil tears off a bit of his shirt to bind the wound.

[4/21/2013 6:05:13 PM] Josie: Stella: I'm not especially excited, captain.

[4/21/2013 6:05:28 PM] Josie: He manages to tie it shut a bit, but she'll need some proper medical attention fairly soon.

[4/21/2013 6:06:43 PM] Coil: .... I know a guy who can help.

[4/21/2013 6:10:23 PM] Josie: Stella: Good. Let's go there, then.

[4/21/2013 6:10:38 PM] Josie: Stella: ... though it wouldn't be so bad if we didn't.

[4/21/2013 6:11:07 PM] Coil: You'll bleed out.  It's a flesh wound, but you'll lose a lot of blood if its not attended too.

[4/21/2013 6:11:10 PM] Coil: C'mon.

[4/21/2013 6:11:33 PM] Coil: Coil picks up his commlink.

[4/21/2013 6:11:40 PM] Coil: Coil calls Tiktok!

[4/21/2013 6:12:59 PM] Josie: Tiktok: Hey! Change yer mind about dinner? Or about the weasels? Bambambam weasels EVERYWHERE. Awww yeah!

[4/21/2013 6:13:09 PM] Josie: Stella: There's worse things.

[4/21/2013 6:13:34 PM] Coil: My friend is hurt, Tiktok.  She needs medical attention and not a lot of questions asked.  Can you help?

[4/21/2013 6:14:21 PM] Josie: Tiktok: Um... sure, I guess. Is she an android?

[4/21/2013 6:15:26 PM] Coil: No, but she's been shot.

[4/21/2013 6:17:45 PM] Josie: Tiktok: Oh, okay. So you want a fleshy-surgeon. Okay!

[4/21/2013 6:19:01 PM] Josie: Tiktok: Um. Meet us... um...

[4/21/2013 6:19:20 PM] Coil: Where?  Away from the park.

[4/21/2013 6:19:44 PM] Josie: Tiktok: Well, how about the lower levels! Cops don't go there usually.

[4/21/2013 6:20:24 PM] Coil: Okay.

[4/21/2013 6:20:54 PM] Josie: Tiktok gives you an address that's deep, deep within the bowels of the planet. Cops *don't* go there, and for a good reason--they'd probably never be heard from again.

[4/21/2013 6:21:12 PM] Coil: ((How long will it take to get there?))

[4/21/2013 6:22:14 PM] Josie: Probably an hour, unless you get a speedercar.

[4/21/2013 6:23:06 PM] Josie: Judging from how pale Stella is, and the blood that's oozing out of the bandage, an hour will be too long.

[4/21/2013 6:23:55 PM] Coil: Okay.  I'll meet you there.

[4/21/2013 6:24:11 PM] Coil: Coil looks at Stella.  "I'll have to steal a car."

[4/21/2013 6:26:44 PM] Josie: Stella: Oh, that's nice.

[4/21/2013 6:26:46 PM] Josie: Tiktok hangs up.

[4/21/2013 6:27:11 PM] Coil: Coil tugs Stella along!

[4/21/2013 6:30:33 PM] Josie: She murmurs something.

[4/21/2013 6:31:09 PM] Coil: What was that?  Stay with me!

[4/21/2013 6:31:17 PM] Coil: Coil finds a secluded car!

[4/21/2013 6:32:31 PM] Josie: Stella: I said this is a very exciting first date.

[4/21/2013 6:32:48 PM] Josie: There's a car parked a little way inside of an alley.

[4/21/2013 6:36:14 PM] Josie: It's a *nice* speedercar.

[4/21/2013 6:36:51 PM] Josie: Two person, something like a cross between a modern automobile and a modern motorcycle. Enclosed, but two-person. They go significantly faster than the larger family models.

[4/21/2013 6:36:55 PM] Josie: ((BRB, digestion.))

[4/21/2013 6:37:09 PM] Coil: This'll do.

[4/21/2013 6:37:17 PM] Coil: Coil gets to criming it!

[4/21/2013 6:47:22 PM] Josie: Back!

[4/21/2013 6:47:50 PM] Josie: He *is* somewhat familiar with this model; it normally requires an ID to start it.

[4/21/2013 6:48:07 PM] Coil: ((Can he crime it open?))

[4/21/2013 6:48:29 PM] Josie: He can try to hack it, yep! Although he could also call Lou.

[4/21/2013 6:48:49 PM] Coil: Coil will try and do that, then.

[4/21/2013 6:49:50 PM] Josie: Which?

[4/21/2013 6:50:00 PM] Coil: Comm Lou.

[4/21/2013 6:54:27 PM] Josie: Lou: Hey, Captain. Feelin' lonely?

[4/21/2013 6:55:35 PM] Coil: Need some hackery, Lou.  Need to hack this Luxus 25 speeder in a hurry.  Can you help if I hook my comm unit into it?

[4/21/2013 6:58:30 PM] Josie: Lou: ... we-elllll... maybe if you ask nicely.

[4/21/2013 6:58:39 PM] Coil: Please?

[4/21/2013 7:00:14 PM] Josie: Lou: Sure thing, hook me up.

[4/21/2013 7:02:37 PM] Coil: Coil hooks his commlink into the speeder!

[4/21/2013 7:03:51 PM] Josie: It takes about ten seconds and the door slides open.

[4/21/2013 7:04:10 PM] Coil: Thanks, Lou!

[4/21/2013 7:04:39 PM] Coil: Coil gets on, getting Stella behind him.

[4/21/2013 7:07:12 PM] Josie: She curls up in the back seat, silently.

[4/21/2013 7:07:13 PM] Josie: Lou signs off.

[4/21/2013 7:07:25 PM] Coil: Coil starts the thing up!

[4/21/2013 7:09:30 PM] Josie: Someone comes out into the alley. "Hey, that's my speeder! Stop! Thief!"

[4/21/2013 7:09:43 PM] Coil: Coil flies off anyway!

[4/21/2013 7:10:13 PM] Coil: Coil comms Lou again.  "Did you deactivate the tracker on this thing?"

[4/21/2013 7:10:34 PM] Josie: Lou: 'course, what do you take me for, a baby?

[4/21/2013 7:11:08 PM] Coil: Sorry, that was rude of me.  But we're being shot at and I don't need the speeder's owner after us as well.

[4/21/2013 7:12:06 PM] Josie: Lou: Woah, you're being shot at? Should I tell Vir?

[4/21/2013 7:12:32 PM] Coil: No, not much to be done about it.  Stella got shot, I'm going to get her help.

[4/21/2013 7:15:28 PM] Josie: Lou: Oh well. Nobody important then. See you later!

[4/21/2013 7:16:35 PM] Coil: Coil flies to the lower levels in the most indirect but fastest way he can!

[4/21/2013 7:19:03 PM] Josie: A couple of times he thinks there's another speeder following him--a fast one, dark grey.

[4/21/2013 7:19:21 PM] Coil: He tries to lose it!

[4/21/2013 7:21:07 PM] Josie: It's hard to do--there's not a lot of traffic at this time of day.

[4/21/2013 7:21:11 PM] Josie: Stella murmurs something again.

[4/21/2013 7:21:37 PM] Coil: What was that?

[4/21/2013 7:23:55 PM] Josie: Stella: It's nice to meet you.

[4/21/2013 7:24:58 PM] Coil: Coil looks over his shoulder at her!  She going into shock?

[4/21/2013 7:25:36 PM] Josie: It doesn't look like it, but she is *awfully* pale.

[4/21/2013 7:25:55 PM] Coil: ... this is going to be tough to top for our second date, you realize.

[4/21/2013 7:26:01 PM] Coil: Coil flies down to the lower levels!

[4/21/2013 7:26:35 PM] Josie: Stella: ... date with death.

[4/21/2013 7:26:57 PM] Josie: He *thinks* he's managed to evade the pursuit, but it's very hard to tell. One thing's for sure, though--it wasn't law enforcement.

[4/21/2013 7:28:55 PM] Coil: I'm on a first name basis with death.  He isn't coming near.

[4/21/2013 7:29:03 PM] Coil: By the way, his name is Gary, strangely enough.

[4/21/2013 7:29:19 PM] Josie: Stella: Aren't you him?

[4/21/2013 7:29:35 PM] Coil: Nah.

[4/21/2013 7:30:13 PM] Josie: Stella: I don't believe you.

[4/21/2013 7:30:44 PM] Coil: He's taller.

[4/21/2013 7:30:51 PM] Coil: Coil steps on it!

[4/21/2013 7:32:06 PM] Josie: Stella: You're tall.

[4/21/2013 7:32:52 PM] Josie: He gets to the place Tiktok said he'd be waiting.

[4/21/2013 7:34:33 PM] Coil: He parks and opens up the speeder, looking for Tikitok!

[4/21/2013 7:37:03 PM] Josie: Tiktok's at the corner, waving frenetically.

[4/21/2013 7:37:13 PM] Coil: Coil gets Stella out!

[4/21/2013 7:42:02 PM] Josie: She's not able to walk on her own at this point.

[4/21/2013 7:42:42 PM] Coil: Coil carries her over, then, fast!

[4/21/2013 7:45:18 PM] Josie: She doesn't even cling.

[4/21/2013 7:45:29 PM] Josie: Tiktok: ... woah, she's gettin' that red stuff all over the place! Come on.

[4/21/2013 7:45:57 PM] Coil: Lead on.  She needs help,f ast.

[4/21/2013 7:45:58 PM] Josie: He dodges into a sewer grate.

[4/21/2013 7:47:06 PM] Coil: Coil follows!

[4/21/2013 7:49:35 PM] Josie: He leads Coil through a series of sewer pipes--large ones, easy to walk in even carrying a girl--and eventually he leads you into a big empty room with waterlines on the sides. It's damp, and smells like water.

[4/21/2013 7:51:28 PM] Coil: Coil wrinkles his nose, looking for somewhere to put her down.

[4/21/2013 7:52:36 PM] Josie: Someone else wheels a stretcher in from a tiny narrow doorway. "Here."

[4/21/2013 7:52:51 PM] Josie: It's a little girl, with brownish hair in pigtails.

[4/21/2013 7:53:04 PM] Coil: Coil puts her down.

[4/21/2013 7:54:15 PM] Josie: Girl: She's bleeding a lot! What'd you do?

[4/21/2013 7:54:21 PM] Coil: She got shot!

[4/21/2013 7:55:54 PM] Josie: Tiktok: It wasn't Coil though, 'cause if it was she'd be all dead.

[4/21/2013 7:56:11 PM] Coil: Some sniper started shooting at us.

[4/21/2013 7:56:12 PM] Josie: Girl: Oh, okay. Just wanted to make sure you wouldn't do it all over again. Um. She's missing a lot of blood, huh?

[4/21/2013 7:56:24 PM] Josie: Tiktok: Woah, really? Cool!

[4/21/2013 7:56:36 PM] Coil: I don't know her blood type.  If I'm a match, she can have some of mine.

[4/21/2013 7:58:30 PM] Josie: Girl: Oh, okay. Yeah, we might have to synthesize from yours if it's not.

[4/21/2013 7:58:42 PM] Josie: She pokes Coil with a little gadget; it stings.

[4/21/2013 7:58:45 PM] Coil: Coil nods.

[4/21/2013 7:58:54 PM] Coil: What's your name?

[4/21/2013 7:59:25 PM] Josie: Girl: Teela. I heard *all kinds* of crazy stories about you!

[4/21/2013 7:59:59 PM] Coil: You Tiktok's girlfriend?

[4/21/2013 8:00:22 PM] Josie: Girl: Looks like you're O negative! That's *really* great.

[4/21/2013 8:00:37 PM] Coil: Is it?  Great.

[4/21/2013 8:00:39 PM] Josie: Girl: Nuh-uh, I built Tiktok.

[4/21/2013 8:00:44 PM] Josie: Tiktok: She totally did!

[4/21/2013 8:00:51 PM] Josie: Teela: Out of spare parts and stuff.

[4/21/2013 8:01:00 PM] Josie: Tiktok: The sparest!

[4/21/2013 8:01:01 PM] Coil: Impressive.

[4/21/2013 8:01:25 PM] Josie: Teela jabs Coil with a tube shaped thing, and hooks up the other end to Stella.

[4/21/2013 8:01:33 PM] Josie: Teela: He's got all kinds of addons and stuff.

[4/21/2013 8:03:12 PM] Josie: Teela: You don't have any blood diseases or anything, right?

[4/21/2013 8:03:28 PM] Coil: Not that I know of.

[4/21/2013 8:04:56 PM] Josie: Teela: Well, it should be cleared by the filter anyway.

[4/21/2013 8:05:48 PM] Coil: Coil nods.  "She going to be okay?"

[4/21/2013 8:06:27 PM] Josie: Teela: Um, think so! She's kinda a squishy organic type.

[4/21/2013 8:06:59 PM] Coil: Yeah, well.  We can't really help how we're created, can we?

[4/21/2013 8:07:20 PM] Josie: Teela: Well sure! You could get upgrades!

[4/21/2013 8:07:38 PM] Josie: Tiktok: I *offered* to make him an arm that has a gun in it once! But he said no.

[4/21/2013 8:07:58 PM] Josie: There's a click and blood starts moving down the tube to Stella.

[4/21/2013 8:09:52 PM] Coil: No, I said, 'not unless I lose my original arm first'.

[4/21/2013 8:10:08 PM] Josie: Tiktok: I can cut it off! We got a bone saw!

[4/21/2013 8:10:09 PM] Coil: I lose it, and you're the first person I talk to, that promsie still stands.

[4/21/2013 8:10:18 PM] Josie: Teela: I got *three* bone saws.

[4/21/2013 8:10:25 PM] Josie: She grins.

[4/21/2013 8:10:26 PM] Coil: It's all right.

[4/21/2013 8:10:53 PM] Coil: Hmm.  I have an android on my crew who got some of her personality circuits fused.  I should give her your number.  You might be able to help her.

[4/21/2013 8:10:56 PM] Josie: She also cleans off Stella's arm and shoulder, and then lays some artificial skin on it, with a binder in between.

[4/21/2013 8:11:37 PM] Josie: Teela: Oh *man*, really? I don't deal with hardbodies, that's Tiktok's specialty. I had to follow the instructions to get him to come out all right and even then I ended up with some extra pieces.

[4/21/2013 8:11:50 PM] Josie: Tiktok: That doesn't mean it's wrong though, everybody comes up with extra pieces!

[4/21/2013 8:12:01 PM] Josie: Teela: Sure, but sometimes I wonder if it's your sanity and stuff.

[4/21/2013 8:12:09 PM] Josie: Tiktok: I don't need any *more* sanity!

[4/21/2013 8:13:41 PM] Josie: Before the false skin binds to the wound fully, Teela peels it up and pulls out a bullet. It's a fairly small-caliber thing, but if it had hit her in the head instead of the shoulder... it wouldn't've needed to be any bigger.

[4/21/2013 8:13:50 PM] Josie: Teela: Well no, prob'ly not!

[4/21/2013 8:14:17 PM] Josie: ((Going to make that cake now, so I'll be slow on the replies!))

[4/21/2013 8:14:26 PM] Coil: ((mmm, cake.  Okay!))

[4/21/2013 8:14:41 PM] Coil: Coil nods absently, keeping an eye on the entrance.

[4/21/2013 8:15:57 PM] Josie: No one. Stella murmurs a bit.

[4/21/2013 8:16:09 PM] Coil: Coil squeezes her hand.

[4/21/2013 8:17:12 PM] Josie: Teela: So, how come she got shot?

[4/21/2013 8:17:54 PM] Coil: Youd have to ask the sniper.

[4/21/2013 8:22:41 PM] Coil: Coil pulls Snowflake out of his pocket and puts her on Stella's stomach.

[4/21/2013 8:23:39 PM] Josie: The kitty mews adorably.

[4/21/2013 8:23:56 PM] Josie: Tiktok: Awww. Does she like her?

[4/21/2013 8:24:29 PM] Josie: After a moment Teela stops the blood flow. "You should maybe sit down!"

[4/21/2013 8:24:33 PM] Coil: She does.

[4/21/2013 8:24:36 PM] Coil: Coil sits!

[4/21/2013 8:34:23 PM] Josie: ((Cake in!))

[4/21/2013 8:34:32 PM] Josie: Tiktok drags over a chair from whoknows where.

[4/21/2013 8:34:55 PM] Josie: Teela takes the cords away; they automatically deposite some sort of superglue-like substance on the wounds, which close on their own.

[4/21/2013 8:35:11 PM] Josie: Teela: Okay, that should do it! Where do ya want the bullet?

[4/21/2013 8:36:12 PM] Coil: I'll take it, if you can clean it up.

[4/21/2013 8:40:28 PM] Josie: Teela rubs it on what looks like a garage cloth, and hands it to him.

[4/21/2013 8:40:34 PM] Josie: Stella eyes Coil.

[4/21/2013 8:40:40 PM] Coil: Coil looks at the bullet.

[4/21/2013 8:40:41 PM] Josie: ((Cake in the oven! Sandwich in the hand!))

[4/21/2013 8:41:20 PM] Josie:  It's a little smaller than one would expect, and a bit deformed from hitting Stella's shoulderbone.

[4/21/2013 8:42:51 PM] Coil: Mostly he's trying to identify what kind of weapon would have fired it and who he might know that uses such a weapon.

[4/21/2013 8:43:58 PM] Josie: High-powered, low-caliber rifle, sniper style, but a small enough weapon to disassemble and disguise as something else. An assassin's weapon, most likely.

[4/21/2013 8:46:26 PM] Coil: Coil looks at Stella.  "How are you feeling?"

[4/21/2013 8:48:48 PM] Josie: Stella opens her eyes. "Good. I've had some strange dreams in the past few minutes."

[4/21/2013 8:49:36 PM] Coil: Like what?

[4/21/2013 8:52:07 PM] Josie: Stella: I dreamed you were Death, coming to take me away in your chariot.

[4/21/2013 8:52:12 PM] Josie: She smiles wanly.

[4/21/2013 8:53:49 PM] Coil: I don't even have a chariot.

[4/21/2013 8:54:02 PM] Coil: Pretty sure Death rides a horse.  And I don't know how to ride.

[4/21/2013 8:54:06 PM] Coil: So.

[4/21/2013 9:00:21 PM] Josie: Stella: You have a ship.

[4/21/2013 9:00:41 PM] Coil: That's not a chariot or a horse.  You should rest.

[4/21/2013 9:02:16 PM] Josie: Stella: Here?

[4/21/2013 9:03:24 PM] Coil: We're not getting shot at, are we?

[4/21/2013 9:04:52 PM] Josie: Stella: No, but it *isn't* a bed.

[4/21/2013 9:06:32 PM] Coil: Coil looks at Teela.  "Where's the closest place to get a shuttle up to orbit?"

[4/21/2013 9:07:01 PM] Josie: Teela: Well, you'd have to walk up a flight or two. That'd be it, though!

[4/21/2013 9:07:22 PM] Coil: Okay.

[4/21/2013 9:07:45 PM] Coil: That's fine.

[4/21/2013 9:09:36 PM] Josie: Stella: It's cold.

[4/21/2013 9:10:07 PM] Coil: We'll get you back to the ship, then.

[4/21/2013 9:11:20 PM] Coil: Can you stand up?

[4/21/2013 9:14:20 PM] Josie: Stella: Yes, I think so.

[4/21/2013 9:14:38 PM] Josie: Teela: You could always stay here somewhere! ... do you think they're hunting you or anything?

[4/21/2013 9:15:53 PM] Coil: No idea.  I think I saw someone following me when we were flying down here, but I can't be sure.

[4/21/2013 9:16:54 PM] Josie: Teela: .... do you think they'll be watching the station?

[4/21/2013 9:18:52 PM] Coil: Probably.

[4/21/2013 9:21:32 PM] Josie: Teela: Okay! Whatcha gonna do, then?

[4/21/2013 9:22:14 PM] Coil: ... well, we need to leave this district.  Maybe hole up for a night and then return to the ship.

[4/21/2013 9:25:18 PM] Josie: Teela: Okay!

[4/21/2013 9:25:24 PM] Josie: Tiktok: Oh man, I know where you should stay!

[4/21/2013 9:25:33 PM] Coil: Oh?

[4/21/2013 9:29:53 PM] Josie: Tiktok: Yeah!

[4/21/2013 9:29:57 PM] Josie: He gives a bunch of directions.

[4/21/2013 9:30:34 PM] Coil: Where is this place?

[4/21/2013 9:30:39 PM] Coil: What is this place, I should say.

[4/21/2013 9:31:27 PM] Josie: Teela: Oh, it's an old water reclamation site!

[4/21/2013 9:31:39 PM] Josie: Tiktok: Nuh uh, I think he means the place I was giving him directions to! It's a surprise.

[4/21/2013 9:31:44 PM] Josie: He grins maniacally.

[4/21/2013 9:32:09 PM] Coil: .... is it safe?

[4/21/2013 9:33:06 PM] Josie: Tiktok: Sure!

[4/21/2013 9:33:37 PM] Coil: All right, then.

[4/21/2013 9:35:56 PM] Coil: Coil looks at Stella.  "Can you stand?"

[4/21/2013 9:37:37 PM] Josie: Stella sits up, wobbling a bit.

[4/21/2013 9:41:26 PM] Coil: Coil helps her up.  "Don't rush it.  Take it slow if you need to."

[4/21/2013 9:45:45 PM] Josie: Stella stands, putting her arms around Coil to steady herself.

[4/21/2013 9:46:29 PM] Coil: You okay?

[4/21/2013 9:49:24 PM] Josie: Stella: No. I've been shot.

[4/21/2013 9:49:27 PM] Josie: She giggles.

[4/21/2013 9:49:39 PM] Coil: Who hasn't?

[4/21/2013 9:53:27 PM] Josie: Stella: Have you been shot? Where?

[4/21/2013 9:54:15 PM] Coil: Coil thinks.  "Twice in my left arm, once in my right shoulder, once in my upper thigh, once in the gut, and once  in the chest.  Missed my heart."

[4/21/2013 9:55:45 PM] Josie: Stella: Can I see?

[4/21/2013 9:56:06 PM] Coil: Maybe later.  I don't have a lot of scars.  Thank medical technology for that.

[4/21/2013 9:57:49 PM] Josie: Stella: Tonight will have to wait, then, won't it?

[4/21/2013 10:07:20 PM] Coil: ((blegh.  Now my stomach!))

[4/21/2013 10:07:43 PM] Josie: ((Awwww. *snug*))

[4/21/2013 10:09:23 PM] Coil: Coil nods.  "Yeah.  Well, being safe is the first priority.  We'll go to this place that Tiktok mentioned and lay low for a bit."

[4/21/2013 10:17:43 PM] Josie: Stella nods. "You're so sensible. I never expected that."

[4/21/2013 10:18:15 PM] Coil: You don't live long as an assassin without being sensible.

[4/21/2013 10:21:12 PM] Josie: Stella: You're a very sensible semideity.

[4/21/2013 10:21:51 PM] Coil: You're still delirious.  And you might just think that because you have some of my blood running through your veins.

[4/21/2013 10:23:14 PM] Josie: Stella: I might. Aren't you glad?

[4/21/2013 10:23:38 PM] Coil: Damn my partial vampire lineage.

[4/21/2013 10:27:12 PM] Josie: Stella: Death the vampire.

[4/21/2013 10:28:57 PM] Coil: I'm not death.  I'm retired.

[4/21/2013 10:30:35 PM] Josie: Stella: You'd do one more thing, for me, wouldn't you?

[4/21/2013 10:30:55 PM] Coil: What's that?

[4/21/2013 10:31:31 PM] Josie: Stella: You'd kill me, wouldn't you? Please?

[4/21/2013 10:31:51 PM] Coil: ...what?!

[4/21/2013 10:35:06 PM] Josie: Stella: Not now. Later. You have to promise me.

[4/21/2013 10:35:28 PM] Coil: I'm not promising anything.

[4/21/2013 10:35:51 PM] Josie: Stella: ... you're the only one. Althea... it would bother Irene.

[4/21/2013 10:36:20 PM] Coil: Explain yourself.  i'm not promising anything until I know the whole story.

[4/21/2013 10:37:11 PM] Josie: Coil manages to bring her up to the next level without too much trouble. The address is still some distance away.

[4/21/2013 10:37:54 PM] Josie: He could take the risk of ordering a cab, or else take the risk of stealing another car!

[4/21/2013 10:38:08 PM] Coil: Coil will find a cab, then.

[4/21/2013 10:38:22 PM] Josie: A cab can be ordered from his pad pretty easily. Those things are handy!

[4/21/2013 10:39:01 PM] Josie: Stella: I didn't want to tell you,  but now I have to. My telepathy is going to destroy my brain and I'll be left a vegetable.

[4/21/2013 10:39:23 PM] Coil: ...when?

[4/21/2013 10:40:43 PM] Josie: Stella: I don't know. It might be a few years or a few months.

[4/21/2013 10:40:59 PM] Josie: Stella: I'll do it myself if I can, but I can't guarantee I'll have the opportunity.

[4/21/2013 10:41:08 PM] Josie: Stella: ... if I wait too long... I won't.

[4/21/2013 10:43:39 PM] Josie: Stella: I don't want to die, but I don't want to be... like that either.

[4/21/2013 10:43:50 PM] Josie: Stella: This is so much easier to say than I thought it would be.

[4/21/2013 10:43:58 PM] Coil: .... I can't blame you.

[4/21/2013 10:45:10 PM] Josie: Stella: You don't have to say yes. ... just don't feel sorry for me.

[4/21/2013 10:45:29 PM] Coil: ... I'll do it.

[4/21/2013 10:52:31 PM] Josie: Stella: ... thanks.

[4/21/2013 10:52:36 PM] Josie: ((Cake in fridge!))

[4/21/2013 10:52:57 PM] Coil: And I don't feel sorry for you.

[4/21/2013 10:54:43 PM] Josie:  A cab stops by. There is no driver, as is usual with cabs--they run automatically, by computer.

[4/21/2013 10:55:24 PM] Coil: Coil ushers her in, cautiously, then sets the destination a few blocks away from the address.

[4/21/2013 10:56:19 PM] Josie: Easily done.

[4/21/2013 10:56:39 PM] Josie: Stella slips into the back. She's still moving fairly slowly, and she--and Coil--have lost a fair amount of blood.

[4/21/2013 10:58:18 PM] Coil: Coil gets in beside her.

[4/21/2013 11:01:49 PM] Josie: The taxi zips off!

[4/21/2013 11:05:00 PM] Coil: Coil watches it warily, making sure it's going to the right place.

[4/21/2013 11:05:42 PM] Josie: It is!

[4/21/2013 11:05:59 PM] Josie: The taxi zooms! Far faster than a human could drive it without being splattered.

[4/21/2013 11:06:13 PM] Josie: Stella: I wasn't talking about me before.

[4/21/2013 11:09:14 PM] Coil: No?

[4/21/2013 11:11:46 PM] Josie: Stella: I was talking about the person who killed me.

[4/21/2013 11:12:38 PM] Coil: The one who made you what you are?  I thought you volunteered.

[4/21/2013 11:16:33 PM] Josie: Stella: They didn't say it would kill us.

[4/21/2013 11:16:43 PM] Coil: Oh.

[4/21/2013 11:17:29 PM] Josie: Stella: Although it won't.

[4/21/2013 11:17:43 PM] Coil: ...well, now you're just trying to confuse me.

[4/21/2013 11:18:57 PM] Josie: Stella: I'll be braindead, not dead.

[4/21/2013 11:19:06 PM] Josie: Stella: They left that part out too.

[4/21/2013 11:19:18 PM] Josie: The address is about half a block from where you're at now!

[4/21/2013 11:19:24 PM] Josie: You can just walk over there.

[4/21/2013 11:19:49 PM] Coil: Okay.  We'll walk from here.  ((What kind of neighborhood is it?))

[4/21/2013 11:21:12 PM] Josie: It's a posh neighborhood.

[4/21/2013 11:21:18 PM] Josie: Very, very upper-crust.

[4/21/2013 11:21:29 PM] Josie: And the address itself appears to be a *very* swanky hotel.

[4/21/2013 11:25:06 PM] Coil: ...huh, very nice.  Surprising.  I thought he would send us to a haunted amusement park.

[4/21/2013 11:25:58 PM] Josie: Stella: Why?

[4/21/2013 11:26:31 PM] Coil: Well, Tiktok is the one that wanted to make me a weapon that shot explosive weasels, so.

[4/21/2013 11:26:58 PM] Josie: Stella: ... I must have lost a lot of blood.

[4/21/2013 11:27:10 PM] Josie: Stella: I think I just heard you say "shot explosive weasels."

[4/21/2013 11:27:22 PM] Coil: I did.  He's eccentric.

[4/21/2013 11:32:52 PM] Josie: Stella: ... oh. Has the rest of this conversation been real?

[4/21/2013 11:33:09 PM] Coil: It's all been real.

[4/21/2013 11:34:42 PM] Josie: Stella: .... so you *are* Death. Ha. I thought so.

[4/21/2013 11:34:48 PM] Josie: She pokes his chest with her index finger.

[4/21/2013 11:34:49 PM] Coil: ... I am not.

[4/21/2013 11:34:53 PM] Josie: Stella: That will teach you.

[4/21/2013 11:35:49 PM] Coil: ...what will?

[4/21/2013 11:38:48 PM] Josie: Stella: ... I'm not sure.

[4/21/2013 11:38:58 PM] Coil: ... I'm not death.

[4/21/2013 11:41:15 PM] Josie: Stella: You're a man. I don't even know your first name.

[4/21/2013 11:41:54 PM] Coil: Hakan.

[4/21/2013 11:44:40 PM] Josie: Stella: Hakan.

[4/21/2013 11:44:45 PM] Josie: Coil heads into the hotel, I presume?

[4/21/2013 11:44:50 PM] Coil: Yep.

[4/21/2013 11:46:16 PM] Josie: He's already got a room reserved! And paid for.

[4/21/2013 11:46:46 PM] Coil: ...huh.  Well, the three of them go up there, then.

[4/21/2013 11:47:59 PM] Josie: It's easy to get there! ... it's apparently the honeymoon suite. The porter tells you your champagne is already chilled and waiting for you, and eyebrow waggles horrendously.

[4/21/2013 11:48:20 PM] Coil: .... Tiktok.

[4/21/2013 11:48:45 PM] Coil: ...on the other hand, nice room.

[4/21/2013 11:49:39 PM] Josie: It *is* nice.

[4/21/2013 11:49:42 PM] Josie: Very luxurious.

[4/21/2013 11:50:07 PM] Josie: There's a *chocolate* bar. Not a single bar of chocolate, mind, but next to the wet bar an enormous variety of chocolates.

[4/21/2013 11:50:17 PM] Josie: Also various types of less innocent things, but let's not go there.

[4/21/2013 11:50:35 PM] Coil: Hrm.

[4/21/2013 11:50:49 PM] Josie: (All brand new and still in the packages. This is a *clean* hotel.)

[4/21/2013 11:52:16 PM] Josie: Stella: I'm going to need clothes again.

[4/21/2013 11:53:17 PM] Josie: ((Oh Scream Family, you so crazy.))

[4/21/2013 11:54:03 PM] Coil: ((Scream Family?))

[4/21/2013 11:54:15 PM] Coil: Well, I suppose those are all bloody.

[4/21/2013 11:54:21 PM] Josie: ((Family upstairs with the screaming child, screaming baby and occasionally shouting parents.))

[4/21/2013 11:54:52 PM] Josie: Stella: Yes. I'll take them off; you can put them in the sink so they don't stain.

[4/21/2013 11:55:24 PM] Coil: Coil nods, and grabs her a robe!

[4/21/2013 11:57:01 PM] Josie: Stella toddles over to the sink, shedding her flowy robe thing on the way, and washes off the blood on her first, taking the robe gratefully. "Thank you."

[4/22/2013 12:01:05 AM] Coil: Coil nods.  "Of course.  There's... a lot of candy.  And other stuff."

[4/22/2013 12:01:34 AM] Josie: She sits on the bed. "Bring me a glass of water and some candy? And come sit by me?"

[4/22/2013 12:02:01 AM] Coil: Coil nods, setting Snowflake down on a couch and pouring two glasses of water.

[4/22/2013 12:02:26 AM] Josie: Snowflake curls up and goes to sleep.

[4/22/2013 12:03:17 AM] Josie: Stella takes her water and takes a sip or two of it, before lying back on the bed.

[4/22/2013 12:04:27 AM] Coil: Coil hands her a truffle and sits down on the bed.

[4/22/2013 12:04:41 AM] Josie: She nibbles it, smiling, and makes room for him.

[4/22/2013 12:05:02 AM] Josie: Stella: When I said I wanted to go to bed with you, I didn't have this in mind.

[4/22/2013 12:05:36 AM] Coil: I don't think you ever said that you wanted to go to bed with me.

[4/22/2013 12:05:47 AM] Coil: Coil sets his gun down on the nightstand.

[4/22/2013 12:06:23 AM] Josie: Stella: Didn't I? I meant to.

[4/22/2013 12:08:08 AM] Coil: That's alright, it's been a busy day.

[4/22/2013 12:12:19 AM] Josie: She pats the bed beside her.

[4/22/2013 12:13:02 AM] Coil: Coil lays out beside her.

[4/22/2013 12:13:14 AM] Josie: Stella: If we sleep we might dream again.

[4/22/2013 12:14:34 AM] Coil: That doesn't sound so awful.

[4/22/2013 12:21:16 AM] Josie: Stella: I'd like it. You missed all the best parts.

[4/22/2013 12:24:18 AM] Coil: Coil smiles.

[4/22/2013 12:26:22 AM] Josie: Stella: I was hoping to get the chance to try it while we were awake. But I don't think you want to hurt me.

[4/22/2013 12:27:42 AM] Coil: I don't.  I can wait.  I'm pretty patient.

[4/22/2013 12:31:05 AM] Coil: Besides, we're both missing a bit of blood.

[4/22/2013 12:31:30 AM] Josie: Stella: I'm not. I never know how much time I'll have left. But we *are* missing a lot of blood. I have yours now.

[4/22/2013 12:31:56 AM] Coil: Well, we can wait a night.

[4/22/2013 12:37:12 AM] Josie: Stella: Or not. You never know what we might dream.

[4/22/2013 12:37:25 AM] Coil: True.

[4/22/2013 12:40:33 AM] Josie: She snuggles up to him a bit, and goes to sleep!