The Straight And Narrow Path.   Posted by Chronicler.Group: 0
Xynthia Smith
 NPC, 49 posts
 L28 E26 S10 T50 A0+0x0
Sat 26 Feb 2011
at 21:37
Re: The Straight And Narrow Path
Xynthia watched the police cruiser approach carefully and smiled.

"I knew you'd come for me..." She whispered.
Geoff Wayne
 player, 186 posts
 A16 M2x15 1x2
 L35 E32 S14 X32
Sun 27 Feb 2011
at 16:19
Re: The Straight And Narrow Path
Geoff stopped the squad car and got out, "Xynthia, thank God you're alive... get in the car quickly and we'll get you back to the others as soon as I find out if Fort Monroe is a safe haven or a death trap."

This message was last edited by the player at 20:07, Sun 27 Feb 2011.

Rev. Edgar Allan Smith
 player, 88 posts
 Livin' on a prayer
 L41 S16 E38 X36 A33+2x17
Thu 3 Mar 2011
at 18:39
Re: The Straight And Narrow Path
Allan quickly got out of the car. "Xynthia?" He started to move toward her, and then stopped. "How..." All the color had drained from his face, and he had the expression of someone who had just seen a ghost. Allan's rifle was pointed down, but his grip on it tightened.
Xynthia Smith
 NPC, 50 posts
 L28 E26 S10 T50 A0+0x0
Fri 4 Mar 2011
at 15:05
Re: The Straight And Narrow Path
Xynthia smiled gently at Allan: "I'm not dead yet, honey... Mommy knows I wouldn't be useful to her if I were. She needs your help, too."
Rev. Edgar Allan Smith
 player, 90 posts
 Livin' on a prayer
 L41 S16 E38 X36 A33+2x17
Wed 9 Mar 2011
at 19:54
Re: The Straight And Narrow Path
"My help?" Allan began to walk toward her.
Geoff Wayne
 player, 188 posts
 A16 M2x15 1x2
 L35 E32 S14 X32
Thu 10 Mar 2011
at 19:17
Re: The Straight And Narrow Path
Geoff pulled the Remington 870 that he had liberated from the gunshop and slung a bandoleer of fat red cartridges around his chest. He held the shotgun at high port and kept a careful watch as the Reverend headed toward his wife. When he heard Xynthia's enigmatic suggestion his mind started to race. Maybe this would allow them to determine the source of just what was going on.

He gripped the gun tightly, gaining comfort from its solidity although he seriously doubted that he'd be able to solve whatever conundrum was unreeling at their feet with firepower.
Xynthia Smith
 NPC, 51 posts
 L28 E26 S10 T50 A0+0x0
Sun 13 Mar 2011
at 07:37
Re: The Straight And Narrow Path
Xynthia sighed: "She planned this for a long time, as long as Daddy planned the Rising. We are not the only ones, but she says we are her best bet."
Geoff Wayne
 player, 189 posts
 A16 M2x15 1x2
 L35 E32 S14 X32
Sun 13 Mar 2011
at 10:02
Re: The Straight And Narrow Path
Worried that he might be putting two and two together and making five, Geoff just stood still and kept watch.

10:00, Today: Geoff Wayne rolled 12 using the Unisystem system (1d10+7) with rolls of 5.
Rev. Edgar Allan Smith
 player, 92 posts
 Livin' on a prayer
 L41 S16 E38 X36 A33+2x17
Mon 14 Mar 2011
at 12:55
Re: The Straight And Narrow Path
"Her best bet to do what?" Allan stopped in front of his wife and looked into her eyes. "Can she stop this?" His left hand reached out and gently touched the side of Xynthia's face. "If we help her, will she... let you go?"
Xynthia Smith
 NPC, 52 posts
 L28 E26 S10 T50 A0+0x0
Wed 16 Mar 2011
at 10:19
Re: The Straight And Narrow Path
Xynthia raised a hand to stroke her husband's cheek: "We can't have it both ways... She needs us to stop daddy, and if we want to do that I will need more of her gifts. You know what they say: with great power comes great insanity."

Her irises switched from their normal ice blue to deep blue, then dark blue, then black. Then she blinked and she was back to normal.
Geoff Wayne
 player, 190 posts
 A16 M2x15 1x2
 L35 E32 S14 X32
Wed 16 Mar 2011
at 16:36
Re: The Straight And Narrow Path
Geoff looked around nervously, "There's zombies coming."

"We'd better do something soon," he wasn't envious of the Reverend's choice between trying to save the world and seeing his wife drop off the edge or keeping his wife sane and let the world go to hell, "I think we've got serious company coming."
Rev. Edgar Allan Smith
 player, 93 posts
 Livin' on a prayer
 L41 S16 E38 X36 A33+2x17
Fri 1 Apr 2011
at 13:18
Re: The Straight And Narrow Path
Allan grabbed Xynthia's hand and tried to pull her with him as he quickly made his way back toward the car. He stopped near Geoff and readied his rifle. "Run or fight?" he asked the officer.

This message was last edited by the player at 19:44, Fri 01 Apr 2011.

Geoff Wayne
 player, 191 posts
 A16 M2x15 1x2
 L35 E32 S14 X32
Fri 1 Apr 2011
at 15:25
Re: The Straight And Narrow Path
"Run if we can," Geoff said, "unless Xynthia needs us here."
Xynthia Smith
 NPC, 53 posts
 L28 E26 S10 T50 A0+0x0
Fri 1 Apr 2011
at 18:01
Re: The Straight And Narrow Path
Xynthia thought for a moment: "There is nowhere to run. The road behind you is filling with Reborn as we speak. They will not touch me, but I cannot hold them all off."
Geoff Wayne
 player, 192 posts
 A16 M2x15 1x2
 L35 E32 S14 X32
Mon 4 Apr 2011
at 20:29
Re: The Straight And Narrow Path
Geoff shouldered his shotgun, "If there's nowhere to run, is there anywhere to hide? I doubt we can fight them all."
Xynthia Smith
 NPC, 54 posts
 L28 E26 S10 T50 A0+0x0
Mon 4 Apr 2011
at 20:32
Re: The Straight And Narrow Path
Xynthia bit her lower lip: "If... If I Bless the car, and you hide in there, they will leave you alone. But I'm not sure what the effects of spending a long time inside it may be..."

This message was last edited by the player at 18:05, Sun 10 Apr 2011.

Geoff Wayne
 player, 193 posts
 A16 M2x15 1x2
 L35 E32 S14 X32
Sun 10 Apr 2011
at 19:29
Re: The Straight And Narrow Path
"If the car is blessed," Geoff asked, "and the blessing repells them, why can't we drive away?"
Xynthia Smith
 NPC, 55 posts
 L28 E26 S10 T50 A0+0x0
Sun 10 Apr 2011
at 20:35
Re: The Straight And Narrow Path
Xynthia shook her head: "My Blessing doesn't repel them, it just kinda makes you fade in the background. If you do something interesting, they will notice you. Allan's Blessing, will keep the small ones away, but the big ones will all come after you."
Geoff Wayne
 player, 194 posts
 A16 M2x15 1x2
 L35 E32 S14 X32
Tue 12 Apr 2011
at 15:55
Re: The Straight And Narrow Path
"Is there any way of telling the big ones from the little ones?" Geoff asked as he aimed his shotgun, "I might be able to thin them out."
Xynthia Smith
 NPC, 56 posts
 L28 E26 S10 T50 A0+0x0
Tue 12 Apr 2011
at 19:43
Re: The Straight And Narrow Path
Xynthia smiled sadly and replied: "The big ones look like me... Well, maybe not quite as hot, but they look and react like living humans."

This message was last edited by the player at 19:44, Tue 12 Apr 2011.

Geoff Wayne
 player, 195 posts
 A16 M2x15 1x2
 L35 E32 S14 X32
Wed 13 Apr 2011
at 18:33
Re: The Straight And Narrow Path
Geoff looked around and said, "OK, if we use our guns to thin out the human looking ones then we might be able to use your Blessings to get out of here, that or we run on foot. Any comments?"
Rev. Edgar Allan Smith
 player, 96 posts
 Livin' on a prayer
 L41 S16 E38 X36 A33+2x17
Sat 16 Apr 2011
at 16:01
Re: The Straight And Narrow Path
"Or Xynthia and I attract their attention while you make a run for it," Allan said to Geoff. "You need to get back to the rest of the group. They need you. My place is with my wife."
Xynthia Smith
 NPC, 57 posts
 L28 E26 S10 T50 A0+0x0
Sat 16 Apr 2011
at 19:24
Re: The Straight And Narrow Path
Xynthia smiled at her husband: "My knight in a shining armor... But what if Geoff runs into a pack of Reborn? I think we should stay together. If we try to go back, we will run into at least two groups of them that I can sense, and there may be more beyond them. If we go forward, I might get us into the fort, but then we will be surrounded."

This message was last edited by the player at 19:26, Sat 16 Apr 2011.

Geoff Wayne
 player, 196 posts
 A16 M2x15 1x2
 L35 E32 S14 X32
Wed 20 Apr 2011
at 08:52
Re: The Straight And Narrow Path
"Hell," Geoff said, "we're surrounded here, let's get to the fort, at least we'll have walls and a chance to devise a solution."
Rev. Edgar Allan Smith
 player, 97 posts
 Livin' on a prayer
 L41 S16 E38 X36 A33+2x17
Wed 20 Apr 2011
at 12:42
Re: The Straight And Narrow Path
They were out of time to debate options. "Forward then, into the Fort."