You Can't Run And You Can't Hide.   Posted by Chronicler.Group: 0
Geoff Wayne
 player, 181 posts
 A16 M2x15 1x2
 L35 E32 S14 X32
Tue 18 Jan 2011
at 20:32
Re: You Can't Run And You Can't Hide
Within half an hour of starting his scout mission, Geoff reached a bottleneck: several cars amassed on one side of the road, blocked the way almost entirely. Geoff reckoned that he could make it through by slowing down a lot, but was not entirely sure that the Unicat could make it.

Geoff looked at the pile up and frowned. His instincts told him to move forward and discover more, but his duty was to inform the others of the obstacle.

He turned the squad car around and headed back to the tiny convoy, hoping that he'd be less than thirty minutes returning to them.

This message was last edited by the player at 16:29, Wed 19 Jan 2011.

Jane Donato
 NPC, 85 posts
 Will try everything once.
 L44 E35 S14 X33 A10B+2x13
Mon 24 Jan 2011
at 09:07
Re: You Can't Run And You Can't Hide
It was almost funny, but not quite, that they almost crashed into Geoff as he unexpectedly appeared from behind a large truck.

Since they had stopped anyway, Jane took the chance to jump off the unicat and run to Geoff's car, where she planted a big kiss on him.

"Hey big guy... Missed me?"
Nephi Swanson
 player, 252 posts
 LP 48/48 EP 47/47
 SPD 16 ESS 52/52
Mon 24 Jan 2011
at 10:52
Re: You Can't Run And You Can't Hide
Nephi looked at Karen, silently asking if she wanted to talk to Geoff as well.
Geoff Wayne
 player, 182 posts
 A16 M2x15 1x2
 L35 E32 S14 X32
Mon 24 Jan 2011
at 16:29
Re: You Can't Run And You Can't Hide
"Always, darling," Geof said as he hugged Jane. He put her down and said, "There's a massive pileup further down the road. I don't know if the Unicat can get around it, do you want to give it a try or should we look at alternate routes?"
Karen Baker
 player, 143 posts
 I was buying GROCERIES!
 L39 E32 S14 X33
Mon 24 Jan 2011
at 19:06
Re: You Can't Run And You Can't Hide
Karen shrugged before adding her opinion. "Personally I think we should find a safer way around, everything has been far too convenient to be coincidental since that one radio broadcast."
Nephi Swanson
 player, 253 posts
 LP 48/48 EP 47/47
 SPD 16 ESS 52/52
Tue 25 Jan 2011
at 01:28
Re: You Can't Run And You Can't Hide
Nephi thought for a moment, before adding his opinion.  "I'm all for finding a safer route through, especially if there's any doubt on whether all the vehicles can make it.  Just one problem - the longer we take to get there, the longer the zombies have to set up whatever they have in store for us."
Monica D'Angelo
 player, 120 posts
 'm nothing like my father
 L39 S10 E29 X17 A15B+3x15
Wed 26 Jan 2011
at 19:48
Re: You Can't Run And You Can't Hide
"Do you guys really think the zombies have set a trap for us?" Monica asked. "Do they have the kind of brain power to do something like that? I mean, most of them seem like mindless husks. I guess there was that one, back at the doc's house. The way it looked at me... like it was trying to get inside my head." The memory of it seemed to leave Monica visibly shaken. "If they really are waiting for us up there, then maybe we shouldn't find away around. Maybe we shouldn't head toward the fort at all. Didn't the Rev say something about the mountains? Getting as far away from those things as possible is startin' to sound like a good idea."
Geoff Wayne
 player, 183 posts
 A16 M2x15 1x2
 L35 E32 S14 X32
Wed 26 Jan 2011
at 22:17
Re: You Can't Run And You Can't Hide
Geoff frowned, "I'm inclined to agree with you, Monica, but I'm going to have to investigate the route to the fort in case there is a trap. Survivors are going to try to make it there, if the zombies are being controlled by some sort of intelligence then it's my job to try to help people."
He hated saying this when every fibre of his body screamed at him to run for the hills and escape this horror, but he was wearing a badge and drove a car with "To Protect and serve" on the door. He'd been a pretty poor escape for a policeman up until now so it was time to start.

"Why don't we strip the squad car of everything we can use and I'll check the route out," he suggested, "you can wait at the point where we can head to the mountains. I'll do what I have to do and get back to you. If I take too long, you can head off. I don't intend to engage the zombies but I'd like to see if I could find a way to warn people if there is a trap."
Nephi Swanson
 player, 254 posts
 LP 48/48 EP 47/47
 SPD 16 ESS 52/52
Thu 27 Jan 2011
at 01:37
Re: You Can't Run And You Can't Hide
Nephi frowned.  "I don't like it.  It sounds too much like serving you up as bait, and it'd be far too easy to trap you.  Unfortunately, I don't have any better ideas."
Karen Baker
 player, 144 posts
 I was buying GROCERIES!
 L39 E32 S14 X33
Thu 27 Jan 2011
at 04:17
Re: You Can't Run And You Can't Hide
"Geoff, do you have any way of signalling us just in case something goes wrong?" Karen asked trying to be helpful.
Rev. Edgar Allan Smith
 player, 86 posts
 Livin' on a prayer
 L41 S16 E38 X36 A33+2x17
Thu 27 Jan 2011
at 14:26
Re: You Can't Run And You Can't Hide
"If the roads are blocked, the unicat can easily leave the road. It's designed to travel through rough terrain. It's built like a tank. Any walking dead we run into would find it nearly impossible to penetrate. We could put everyone inside it for now, and they should be safe if we want to continue toward the fort."

"If you want to scout ahead, I don't think you should go alone." Allan stepped inside the unicat and retrieved his hunting rifle. "We could take one of the handheld radios to communicate with the rest of the group, unless the signal gets jammed again. As a last resort, we could always fire off a flare to let the others know they should head for the mountains."
Geoff Wayne
 player, 184 posts
 A16 M2x15 1x2
 L35 E32 S14 X32
Thu 27 Jan 2011
at 19:17
Re: You Can't Run And You Can't Hide
Geoff smiled, "Always glad to have someone along," he said.

"OK," he continued, "we'll move along until we find somewhere we can go off road with the UNICAT then the Reverend and I'll scout a bit further ahead to see what's in store. If we get in real trouble we'll use a flare to let you all know to head off. Does that sound OK?"
Nephi Swanson
 player, 255 posts
 LP 48/48 EP 47/47
 SPD 16 ESS 52/52
Fri 28 Jan 2011
at 01:19
Re: You Can't Run And You Can't Hide
Nephi looked a little happier with this new plan, and replied "I still don't like it much, but okay.  We do need to know what's coming up."
Rev. Edgar Allan Smith
 player, 87 posts
 Livin' on a prayer
 L41 S16 E38 X36 A33+2x17
Tue 1 Feb 2011
at 15:18
Re: You Can't Run And You Can't Hide
Allan handed the spare set of keys for the unicat to Jane. "Stay safe, all of you." He took a box of extra ammo, one of the handheld radios, a flare and put them in the squad car. He stood by the passenger door and looked at Geoff. "I'll be riding shotgun."
Karen Baker
 player, 145 posts
 I was buying GROCERIES!
 L39 E32 S14 X33
Tue 1 Feb 2011
at 16:58
Re: You Can't Run And You Can't Hide
"You too Reverend." Karen replied as it was decided that Edgar would be riding along with Geoff as support while the rest remained behind.
Geoff Wayne
 player, 185 posts
 A16 M2x15 1x2
 L35 E32 S14 X32
Tue 1 Feb 2011
at 18:23
Re: You Can't Run And You Can't Hide
"I'm on it," Geoff said and headed off back towards the roadblock.
Nephi Swanson
 player, 256 posts
 LP 48/48 EP 47/47
 SPD 16 ESS 52/52
Wed 2 Feb 2011
at 02:21
Re: You Can't Run And You Can't Hide
Nephi looked at the car disappearing around the block, then at the girls who were staying with him.  "So...Now what?" he asked.
Jane Donato
 NPC, 86 posts
 Will try everything once.
 L44 E35 S14 X33 A10B+2x13
Wed 2 Feb 2011
at 21:11
Re: You Can't Run And You Can't Hide
"Now we wait." Replied Jane tensely. "And god help the living dead if something happens to my boyfriend."
Chronicler
 GM, 340 posts
 ...and Don't! Blink!
 ________________
Wed 2 Feb 2011
at 21:18
Re: You Can't Run And You Can't Hide
Not five minutes later, the sound of an approaching car caused the group's hands to run to their weapons... Until Monica recognized the shape of Eddie's car.
Nephi Swanson
 player, 258 posts
 LP 48/48 EP 47/47
 SPD 16 ESS 52/52
Fri 4 Feb 2011
at 06:17
Re: You Can't Run And You Can't Hide
Nephi looked at Monica and Jane, silently asking them to take the lead as they know Eddie far better than he does.
Karen Baker
 player, 146 posts
 I was buying GROCERIES!
 L39 E32 S14 X33
Fri 4 Feb 2011
at 06:30
Re: You Can't Run And You Can't Hide
Karen watched the car approach alongside Nephi.
Monica D'Angelo
 player, 121 posts
 'm nothing like my father
 L39 S10 E29 X17 A15B+3x15
Fri 4 Feb 2011
at 14:44
Re: You Can't Run And You Can't Hide
Monica hesitated as she looked at the approaching car, as if she couldn't believe what she was seeing. "Eddie?" She took a couple of steps forward, and then noticed a second figure seated on the passenger side. "HECTOR!" She sprinted toward the car.
Hector DeSanto
 player, 176 posts
 L50 E38 S16 X21 A15B+Nx15
Sun 6 Feb 2011
at 20:56
Re: You Can't Run And You Can't Hide
  Oh the relief on Hector's face, all the hardness and stress that this whole zombie scene has done to him melted away replaced by relief and joy as he sees the angel like figure of Monica sprinting towards them. In no time at all Hector leaped from the car in turn, and ran to her....
Monica D'Angelo
 player, 122 posts
 'm nothing like my father
 L39 S10 E29 X17 A15B+3x15
Mon 7 Feb 2011
at 16:45
Re: You Can't Run And You Can't Hide
Monica practically leaped into Hector's arms. She wrapped herself around his body and kissed him. When her lips finally released his, she stood there holding Hector's face in her hands like she was afraid to let go. "I thought I'd never see you again."
Hector DeSanto
 player, 177 posts
 L50 E38 S16 X21 A15B+Nx15
Thu 10 Feb 2011
at 23:00
Re: You Can't Run And You Can't Hide
 "You worry too much sweetheart; the black guy never dies in a zombie flick," said Hector with his trade mark shit eating grin as he gently nuzzled her cheek. But then a look of concern washed over him, "But then his white sidekick sure can. Are Geoff and the others alright?"