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Antoinette Rebeca Haze
 Lifelight, 144 posts
 Soft-spoken
 Always thinking
Mon 19 Oct 2020
at 21:16
Re: docks
Antoinette is walking along the docks. She likes the sound of the waters and the feel of the breeze. She also likes walking and wandering. Its a thing she has been doing since she first could walk. She sees the people up ahead. Being the friendly person she is, she smiles softly and waves at the gangs, wandering in their direction. Poor girl has no idea she is walking towards some crooks.

Ironically, it is a good thing for her that she isn't in her super suit, or those crooks might have thought to test out their new gun on her force fields. Also ironic is how her anti-magnetism safeguards are meant to protect her equipment from magnetic effects, but might just be able to protect her from these guns' "extra punch". Maybe.

Still, all of this might not matter depending on how things go down. The naive, kind-hearted farm girl might wind up being treated nice for all she knows, or she might wind up seriously hurt.
Justice
 GM, 1227 posts
 Justice isn't blind
 its crosseyed
Fri 23 Oct 2020
at 08:24
Re: docks
One of the bikers spotted Antoinette as she rounded the corner and quickly reached over and shut the case. The rest of them stood around trying to look like they were just having a conversation, unconvincingly. Several produce cigarettes and one starts talking about last weekend's sailfish game.

This message was last edited by the GM at 17:24, Fri 06 Nov.

Antoinette Rebeca Haze
 Lifelight, 145 posts
 Soft-spoken
 Always thinking
Sat 24 Oct 2020
at 18:58
Re: docks
Antoinette walks over to the group and says in her usual soft tone, "It's a nice night." as she smiles an innocent smile. She looks over the bunch of them to get a good view of each of their faces. While that might help with identifying them for police later, that isn't her motive. She just likes people. That smile still on her face, she says, "My name is Antoinette. I hope you all are well."

She thinks about what these people's lives must have been like. Were they loved? Were they hurt? Whatever the case, she hopes to have them feeling like someone cares before the end of her walk.
Justice
 GM, 1230 posts
 Justice isn't blind
 its crosseyed
Thu 29 Oct 2020
at 13:03
Re: docks
The men took an aggressive stance, Several shared confused and suspicious looks, one waved a hand in the direction she had been walking. "Well why don't you do that hoping elsewhere lady."
Antoinette Rebeca Haze
 Lifelight, 146 posts
 Soft-spoken
 Always thinking
Fri 30 Oct 2020
at 02:41
Re: docks
Antoinette turned to the one who was shooing her and asked with a look of concern on her face. In her usual soft-toned voice, she asked "Are you OK? I want to help."

Her lack of fear just seemed to add to the legitimacy of her concern. But this girl is bad at taking the normal clues like when people don't want you around. At least she has learned hugs aren't always the best thing for people who hurt inside. So while she might have offered hugs right away when she was younger, she now knows to hold that thought until she feels out what is best for the person she is talking to.

Some people don't want help. But that is a concept she never was able to wrap her mind around.
Justice
 GM, 1232 posts
 Justice isn't blind
 its crosseyed
Fri 30 Oct 2020
at 20:37
Re: docks
The assembled thugs looked bewildered at the question. " What? Uhh, yeah I'm okay."

One of them leaned towards the others. "I think she's like my cousin, on the spectrum and @$%#."
Antoinette Rebeca Haze
 Lifelight, 147 posts
 Soft-spoken
 Always thinking
Sat 31 Oct 2020
at 19:15
Re: docks
Antoinette looks at the one who spoke about his cousin. "Oh. Yes. I am diagnosed autistic." she smiles. She is also keeping keen attention on where the suitcase is. "I am sorry if I interrupted anything important. I hope you have a good day."

She turns to head off. As she does, she dials the police and looks to turn a corner. She cares for the group of criminals and genuinely hopes they can be helped. But letting them get away with crime would be the opposite of helping.

If she gets to a corner without the criminals stopping her, she hides behind it and changes into her super suit while listening to the dial tone.
Justice
 GM, 1234 posts
 Justice isn't blind
 its crosseyed
Mon 2 Nov 2020
at 15:24
Re: docks
The goons looked amongst eachother. "So do we finish the deal or...?" One asked
"We could always cap the puta" One of the Locos offered.
"Hey!" Interjected the one with the disabled cousin. "I ain't no angel but I'm not about to kill some disabled kid. Probably doesn't even understand what was going on."
"But she could tell somebody" countered the Loco.
"Then we finish business quick, or reset the meet."
"I don't hold merchandise." Said the biker that had been describing the merchandise. "And she saw our faces, someone follow after her. You can test your new Merchandise."

Antoinette get an operator, but her tone is one of.manufactured cheer and politeness, and doesn't sound like she thinks this is a priority. SHe agrees to send a car, but who knows how long it will take to get there.

While she is talking, two of the Local take two of the special guns and start following after Antoinette at a brisk pace. The one that objected has his back turned.

This message was last edited by the GM at 15:25, Mon 02 Nov.

Serena Wyndham
 Seraph, 162 posts
Tue 3 Nov 2020
at 01:20
Re: docks
Seraph turned and headed for the water, gaining some altitude as she did. She was watching for signs of trouble and saw a really big one. Antoinette was in the process of changing into her suit, there was a man with a gun advancing on her and what looked like other men with guns conducting business that certainly did not look like trading Girl Scout cookies.

Threatening her was one thing but threatening Antoinette: one of the sweetest, kindest, and most caring people she knew? That would not stand.

She snarled and let her flames roar to life around her, the very air shimmering as her wings caught fire and the crown of flames encircled her head. Her sword appeared in her hand, wreathed in flame, and fire tickled her forehead.

With a snarl she fired a golden blast of energy at the man who was about to do something quite untoward with her friend.
Antoinette Rebeca Haze
 Lifelight, 148 posts
 Soft-spoken
 Always thinking
Wed 4 Nov 2020
at 04:26
Re: docks
Since changing into her supersuit doesn't take much, Lifelight is suited up in a matter of seconds. She needs protection from these new guns; her forcefields protect her from bullets, not anti-tank level munitions. But they let it slip that their extra punch was due to magnetism. So she calls in her exo-suit which launches from about a couple blocks away towards her position.

The exo-suit has her Anti-magnetism Safeguards. But will it arrive in time to save her? Then Lifelight's HUD informs her of the presence of Serena. She needs to buy time. Lifelight peeks and sees thugs on their way. Thankfully, by now, Lifelight has a plan in mind. Hopefully, the plan will work.

The plan:
-Shoot paralyzing energy beams at the two thugs to buy some time.
-Call for Serena.
-Fly to thugs and obtain the guns.
-Get Serena to safety and explain the situation.

Lifelight executes part one and two of the plan. She peeks her hand around the corner and fires paralyzing shots at the two thugs. As she does, she flies in a zig-zag pattern towards the two thugs (JUST in case she missed or they should wake prematurely, she wants to be dodging ahead of time). "Seraph!" she calls out, "Their weapons can hurt you! Be careful!"
Justice
 GM, 1239 posts
 Justice isn't blind
 its crosseyed
Thu 5 Nov 2020
at 22:17
Re: docks
The two thugs heard Seraph snarl from above and turned, one avoided the paralyze ray with his spin, the other simply pivoted and got hit.

With one frozen in place the other pulled the trigger letting forth a stream of bullets. Seraph can feel the impact, and the bullets dent her armor.

The others hear the commotion from the car. The salesman reaches into his jacket, pulling forth two large strange looking pistols, one red, one blue. The reluctant biker sighed and smashed his own fists together, his skin either changing to, or being covered in stone. The loco who had been talking held up his hands and glowing yellow orbs appeared in both of them.

The rest of the gangsters grabbed more of the rifles from the trunk and started moving towards the commotion.
Serena Wyndham
 Seraph, 164 posts
Thu 5 Nov 2020
at 23:51
Re: docks
The flames and golden glow around Seraph intensified as she poured more power into the force field that manifested as fiery armour. She ignored the impact of the bullets and leveled her sword at the man firing and let fly a beam of bright golden light that struck with kinetic and thermal energy.
Antoinette Rebeca Haze
 Lifelight, 150 posts
 Soft-spoken
 Always thinking
Sun 8 Nov 2020
at 06:44
Re: docks
Lifelight takes the weapon from the paralyzed thug and slings it over her shoulder. She can't put it anywhere else without risking that it could be picked up by someone else and she wants it in tact so that the D.P.A. or the S.C.U. will know what street gangs got their hands on. No doubt this is reverse-engineered or flat-out stolen technology from official law enforcement agencies (or military).

Lifelight can see her Rescue Exosuit not far away and should be there any moment now. She flies to the roof to be out of line of sight from the thugs and waves Serena over. "Seraph! Here first please!" She wants to talk with Seraph without yelling, but also doesn't want herself OR Seraph out in the open sky where people can shoot at them. For now, at least.

Lifelight is admittedly assuming none of the thugs can fly, but even if one of them does, chances are low it would be too much more than one or two of them. All the same, she has her paralysis beams ready.
Justice
 GM, 1241 posts
 Justice isn't blind
 its crosseyed
Thu 12 Nov 2020
at 14:31
Re: docks
The second thug goes flying as Serena's blast hit him in the chest, slumping against a nearby wall. The other !eh approached as a unit. The one holding the glowing orbs motioned for two of the normal things to head forward. They rounded the corner their weapons held aloft as they headed towards the alley where Seraph and Lifelight stood!
Serena Wyndham
 Seraph, 168 posts
Fri 13 Nov 2020
at 01:26
Re: docks
Seraph banked around and landed on the roof next to her friend. "Fancy meeting you here. The night is full of bad people doing bad things so I think I'm going to do bad things to them first and probably harder."
Antoinette Rebeca Haze
 Lifelight, 151 posts
 Soft-spoken
 Always thinking
Sat 14 Nov 2020
at 08:04
Re: docks
Lifelight says in a tone that sounds rehersed, "They have new weapons like this one." she shows the weapon she had slung over her shoulder. "Designed to get past super defenses. They work using magnetism, but my exosuit has an anti-magnetism field and will be here soon. Please be careful. Also; this is for you."

She offers Seraph some kind of sci fi choker. In her more usual tone of softness, she says, "Put this on. It interfaces with my suit, so I will be able to communicate directly with you without needing to call your phone."
Justice
 GM, 1243 posts
 Justice isn't blind
 its crosseyed
Sat 14 Nov 2020
at 08:44
Re: docks
The two thugs in front rounded the corner of the alley where Seraph and life light stood talking and immediately opened fire. They let loose a storm of bullets, instantly filling the air with them, and the lack of recoil made even their 'spray and pray' style of shooting surprisingly accurate.

The others move forward slowly. They hang back a bit, waiting to see what the heroes do before they get close.
Serena Wyndham
 Seraph, 169 posts
Sun 15 Nov 2020
at 00:42
Re: docks
Seraph put the choker on and gave Lifelight a smile. "I don't think they were planning on meeting an Angel of Vengeance when they designed their weapons. I'll-" she stopped speaking and stepped fully in front of her friend, wings spread wide and covered her with her fiery defences whilst she threw out her other hand and let fly a blast of fire so hot it crossed from white to blue and ionised the air between her and the thugs shooting at them. Everything between them from wall to concrete was incinerated, not even ash remaining. The fire was so intense that lightning spat from it and struck objects in the path it traveled.

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Antoinette Rebeca Haze
 Lifelight, 152 posts
 Soft-spoken
 Always thinking
Tue 17 Nov 2020
at 23:21
Re: docks
Lifelight is protected from the bullets by the incinerating fire of Seraph! Sure, Lifelight has force fields, but these weapons would have broken through. It is a tech advancement Lifelight's mind has been working on an affordable and time-saving way to defend against since she heard about it. (She already found a way, but it was unaffordable and time consuming)

It was then that Lifelight's Exosuit arrived, landing on the roof where Lifelight and Seraph were standing! Its landing was gentle, not so much as a thud.

With a warm tone, Lifelight talks to Seraph through the choker she just put on, "If you can hold them off, I can rewire my exosuit's anti-magnetism safeguard to extend outside of the suit and that will make their guns less powerful."

Even while she begins messing with her exosuit's control panel to prepare it for the modification she mentioned, Lifelight then gets on her exosuit's intercom and says, "Attention. There is no need to be hostile. I am not here to harm you. Please stop. I care for you. If you lay down your arms, you will not be hurt by the beautiful angel. Please stop."

Despite how loud her voice was magnified, Lifelight's soft tone still came through as if some soothing voice were trying to calm a panicking crowd.
Justice
 GM, 1245 posts
 Justice isn't blind
 its crosseyed
Wed 18 Nov 2020
at 21:38
Re: docks
The Salesman inched forward, staying around the corner and out of sight for now. "Sorry, but I ain't inclined to trust your good nature after you just incinerated two men."

He popped out from behind the corner and raised the blue pistol, firing a  blast of cold energy at Seraph, then ducking back behind the wall. As he dived back out of the way the stone biker charged forward, fists raised.
Serena Wyndham
 Seraph, 172 posts
Thu 19 Nov 2020
at 01:14
Re: docks
Seraph brought up her fiery sword and cut through the blast of cold before moving in the engage the stone tough. She spun, the razor sharp ends of her trailing feathers slicing through the air with an audible hiss as her sword almost made a deadly arc, wreathed in crackling flames.
Antoinette Rebeca Haze
 Lifelight, 154 posts
 Soft-spoken
 Always thinking
Thu 19 Nov 2020
at 05:02
Re: docks
Lifelight made the adjustments, but one could wonder if she even needed them at this rate. All the same, as long as there was still danger, Lifelight had to do her part to lessen or negate that danger. The salesman's objection to Lifelight's offer, while valid, does not take into account Seraph cooked people who were trying to kill her and Lifelight. Self defense and all. However, Lifelight cannot choose a response out of the half dozen or so responses running through her mind.

Lifelight then gets on her exosuit's intercom again and says, "Attention. There is now an anti-magnetism field operational. Please do not operate devices that use magnetism as the results may be unpredictable or dangerous."

With that, the exosuit begins moving forward to the place the others were hiding. Since Seraph is working with a sword, that means Lifelight doesn't need to worry about friendly fire.

NOW she has a response. "My intentions were good from the start when I met you and then people attacked me to kill me. Seraph cannot be blamed for defending herself and I. But we will stop hostilities when you lay down your arms and surrender."

Again, her tone is very... non-threatening. Nothing stern about it. She doesn't do the intimidation thing even in a mecha suit.
Justice
 GM, 1247 posts
 Justice isn't blind
 its crosseyed
Thu 19 Nov 2020
at 12:52
Re: docks
Seraph's sword left deep gouges in the stone man's arms as he brought them up in a boxers defensive stance. He responded with a jab followed by a right hook


"You're wearing a super-suit and called a giant robot, you can drop the 'innocent autistic kid' act. You walked up to us, made a show of looking at our faces and walked off, knowing we would not want to leave a witness. That's entrapment. You're supers so it's a maybe whether that'd fly in court but you still need to follow justifiable homicide, same as the cops. There was no warning, your angel friend took shots that only dented her armor and made no attempt to knock them out like she did Jorge over there. The cops show up and they're gonna take your friend in for murder, you as an accessory, and us for fencing stolen goods. I don't need to tell you which of us is looking at a longer sentence. So how about you call your friendly, I'll call off mine and we can all sleep in our beds instead of a prison cot?" The Salesman shouted from behind the corner.

Several of the Locos were talking quietly in spanish. The word "Dio" is repeated multiple times. Several do the sign of the cross
Serena Wyndham
 Seraph, 173 posts
Thu 19 Nov 2020
at 13:40
Re: docks
“Your two friends employed lethal force. My friend was not in her armour when they opened fire with the intent to kill. I responded to lethal force with the same kind of force. Since you’re here that makes all of you accessories to attempted homicide. Dealing in deadly, super killing weapons is not ‘fenced goods’ and would, in fact, be a felony,” Seraph growled.

She smiled grimly at the rest of them. “I also know your laws. I acted within the confines of the law and you weren't entrapped as you weren’t coerced into action. Shall we play this game some more?”

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Antoinette Rebeca Haze
 Lifelight, 155 posts
 Soft-spoken
 Always thinking
Fri 20 Nov 2020
at 21:03
Re: docks
Lifelight takes a moment to respond, "I record everything I do on video, so the truth will be known."

Seeing people make crosses, Lifelight says, "Do you know what the cross stands for?" Her tone sounds more like she is curious rather than any kind of accusation. She hopes for their sake they can make things right with God. "Seraph is not a fallen angel. She is an angel of righteousness."

With that, she flies her mech over towards the rock man. "Please surrender."

She attempts to grab a hold of the man. "I am a healer. I can heal your wounds. The sooner you stop, the sooner you will be healed."

This message was last edited by the player at 21:09, Fri 20 Nov.