Episode 1-7.   Posted by Director.Group: 0
Director
 GM, 282 posts
Fri 14 Jun 2013
at 00:51
Episode 1-7
Meanwhile, out by the pumps:

Graham has is looking at the paperwork in the police car glovebox, Michael is still in the backseat.

A few yards away, a manhole cover slides open.  One by one they climb out, four vampires, not of the Turok-Han variety just regular vampires, safe from the sun since the manhole cover they exited is also under the the outdoor roof covering the gas pumps. They all appear to be in their late teens to early twenties when sired, they are wearing modern clothes, looks like they could have been members of a street gang.

One immediately spots the police and Graham sitting in the front seat.  "Look guys!  Blood!".  All four vamps charge toward the police car.

OCC: Combat time.  Only Mike and Graham may post in the first round, the girls are unaware of the fight since they are in the store.  They will hear the noise and join in on the second round, but for now it's two against four.
Director
 GM, 284 posts
Sat 15 Jun 2013
at 19:46
Re: Episode 1-7
Mike darted out of the car, and proceeded to deal with his soul challenged brethren.

His tactics were simple here...as he grabs the first vampire, then tosses him flying out into daylight. The sun's rays will do the rest. The vampire crashes to the pavement and instantly burst into flame.

Then he prepares to defend himself vs. counterattacks. But the vampire coming at him launches a flawless high kick that smashes into Mike's jaw."Let's see you try that on me tough guy!"

Seeing Michael's technique, Graham jumped out of the car to emulate it.  Darting toward the one closest to the gas station door, he thinks back to his unarmed combat training classes. Taking a breath, he centers himself while waiting for the vamp to get in range, then he wraps his arms around the monster and tries to use its momentum to spin and throw it out into the sun. But Graham's grab attack was flawless, his throw move lacked the necessary momentum.  The vampire still in his amrs, tried to punch Graham, but failed.

But the remaining vamp had better luck, as Graham was now open to attack, he landed a good punch on Graham in the jaw.  "You guys aren't so wimpy after all, you might last two minutes against us."

Meanwhile inside the store, all three girls run to the window to see what all the ruckus is about.  They see Graham and Mike battling three vamps and one burning in the sun.

OCC: Mike takes 14 points of damage, Graham takes 9 points (Yes, I see you both have NT, or it would be 18 and 13). Graham currently has two vamps on him, but one is still grappled. Mike has one vamp on him, last one is burning in the sun.  Good guys have initiative.  The girls may now join the fight. Buffy and Annabelle may attack at will, Emilia need to make a fear test with a -1 penalty since she's never seen a vampire before.

This message was last edited by the GM at 19:48, Sat 15 June 2013.

Emilia Grey
 player, 20 posts
Sun 16 Jun 2013
at 09:24
Re: Episode 1-7
"Oh my fucking god! Screamed Emilia, in a high pitched scream, she began to run knocking over magazine stands and running out of the door of the convenience store she didn't even stop to look back as the fight going on behind her, she kept running as fast as she could away from the petrol station, she even forgot her handbag... what an odd through to have at this time... she kept running.

(Emilia will be doing a Rincewind/Sir Robin)
Director
 GM, 284 posts
Tue 18 Jun 2013
at 20:02
Re: Episode 1-7
Mike took a solid hit from vampire #2, who foolishly dared him to 'try that on me."

"Okay. If you insist."

And he failed to grab Vamp #2 who nimbly ducked out of the way thus derailing his plan, to send him flying into the sun with his roasting on an open flame brother vampire. "You're not going to get rid of me that easy bub." the vampire said as he aims and misses a punch to Mike's chest.

A few yards away, the first vamp slowly gets to his feet, still on fire under the rays of the sun, and screaming so loudly you could probably hearing him ten blocks away.

"Oh my God!  They're are....." Annabelle never finished the sentence as she dodged out of the way of a falling magazine rack that Emilia knocked over in her panic frenzy.

"Emilia wait!  You shouldn't........ Oh crumbs!" Annabelle takes off running after Emilia, intending to grab her before she gets too far. The others can take care of the vamps, she barely glanced at the flaming vamp in the street as she started her pursuit. As dangerous as things were here, they would be a lot more dangerous if Emilia ran into a pack of demons or some other monster not impaired by the rays of the sun.

The girls race several yards before Annabelle manages to wrap her arms around Emilia's waist, stopping her panic dash.

Graham then finishes what he started by tossing the vamp in his grip out into the sun, he burst into flame in mid air and crashes into the one who just got up, knocking him back down. A pile of burning in vamps is building.

Meanwhile Buffy tried to dash for the door and join the fight, but didn't make it due to Emilia and Annabelle  blocking the doorway with their quick exits.

OCC:Next round, no damage this time. I covered Graham's move  to keep things rolling. Two vamps left standing in the shade one on Mike, one on Graham.  Other two burning in the sun. Heroes have initiative. Emilia and Annabelle can just talk among themselve if they want, they are now several yards away from the fight area 

This message was lightly edited by the GM at 20:02, Tue 18 June 2013.

Annabelle Berkshire
 player, 82 posts
 Slayer In Training
Tue 18 Jun 2013
at 20:33
Re: Episode 1-7
"Emilia, STOP!!"Annabelle shouted at the hysterical girl as she grabbed her by the waist.

"You can't be running around in Sunnydale by yourself, some monster may be waiting around the corner to kill you. Everything will be alright. My friends are taking care of the vampires right now."she said, trying her best to remember what her watcher told her to calm her down the first time she saw a vampire.

I'm drawing a blank, perhaps we should just wait here in the sun until the vampires are dusted.she thought to herself.
Emilia Grey
 player, 22 posts
Wed 19 Jun 2013
at 05:08
Re: Episode 1-7
"Get off me, let me go we've got to get out of here! Those things!" She squealed, under Annabelle and tried to break free,

Emilia Grey rolled 10 using 1d10+2. Break free .

She struggled against Annabelle wanting to get away, monsters in town were fine it was the beasts here that were freaking her out, they were worse that the little demon she had faced at home, all that had been was an evil foot high beast these were humans with warped and twisted faces who apparently would need SPF 1000 if they ever decided to go to Porta Beluse, Emilia didn't know why she thought of the small village that her family used to sail to on holiday, only the fact that she would rather be there than here.
Director
 GM, 285 posts
Wed 19 Jun 2013
at 20:27
Re: Episode 1-7
Despite Emilia's struggles, Annabelle's grip holds keeping the terrified girl from running any further.



"Nimble. But how long can you dodge me, I wonder?"

Once again, he tries to grab the dodgy critter. And once again, if he lays hands on him, he'll airmail him right into the burning sunlight. This time Mike succeeds as the vampire lands on the pavement and bursts into flame next to his two pals.  No, one pal, as the first vamp withers into a pile of ashes.

Having finally thrown the one into the sun, Graham pulls his combat knife and slams it in the vicinity of the heart of his second living impaired opponent.  "Just trying to get to the heart of the matter," he says while pulling his blade out of the vamp and falling back into a knife fighter's defensive crouch. The vamp takes a swing at Graham and misses.

He quickly looks around at what is happening to his undead buddies and guesses a retreat may be in order.  The lone vampire not burning in the sun takes off running towards the manhole in the shade that the foursome originally came from.

OCC: Back to the combat thread, one vamp left not burning now trying to escape. 

This message was last edited by the GM at 20:32, Wed 19 June 2013.

Director
 GM, 286 posts
Thu 20 Jun 2013
at 11:50
Re: Episode 1-7
Buffy got an attempt to bypass the door only to see the remaining vampire heading towards the manhole cover. She attempts to go after the last one. "Where'd you think you are going fang face!?"

The vampire is an easy target since he wasn't paying attention to anything but running for the manhole, her punches easily connect.

Mike, in turn, races after the guy running...he has very quick reflexes, after all, and and grabs him.

"You need a tan, I think."

And he attempts to give him one as he hurls the vampire into the sun. This one bursts into flame and is a pile of ash before he hits the ground since Buffy had already softened him up.

The other two remaining vampires turn to ash a few seconds later.  Nothing left but four piles of ash.

And a few yards away from that, Annabelle is holding Emilia by the waist as she screams like a banshee.

OCC: And this fight is over.  All vamps destroyed by major sunburn. 
Annabelle Berkshire
 player, 83 posts
 Slayer In Training
Thu 20 Jun 2013
at 12:08
Re: Episode 1-7
Annabelle managed to turn Emilia in the direction of the vampire remains.

"Look Emila!  We're safe now.  The vampires are all destroyed.  See those burning piles of ash?  That's all that's left of them.  You don't even have to look at the bodies.

Annabelle tightened her grip, last thing she needed was Emilia getting loose.  Her panic running speed was impressive to say the least.
Michael Smith
 player, 149 posts
 Protecting the world
 Order of Aurelius
Fri 21 Jun 2013
at 07:16
Re: Episode 1-7
Mike sees the enemies have been dispatched, and...

"I guess you should contact my sire? I can't see much point in staying here in Sunnydale."

By you, he means Buffy. He knows very well whose number she has in her cellphone, and probably memorized at that.
Emilia Grey
 player, 23 posts
Fri 21 Jun 2013
at 07:45
Re: Episode 1-7
Emilia sat on the floor shaking slightly, "Oh god oh god oh god." She glanced across that the piles of ash, "This is completely unreal!" Her hands shaking she tried to get up but found her legs a little shaky.
Annabelle Berkshire
 player, 84 posts
 Slayer In Training
Fri 21 Jun 2013
at 19:16
Re: Episode 1-7
"Here let me help you up." Annabelle grabbed Emilia's hand and pulled her to her feet.  She put her other arm around Emilia's shoulders and began to walk slowly with her.

"You see vampires turn to dust or ash once they are destroyed. That's why a vampire corpse has never been recovered because there simply aren't any. It does make it easier on the Slayer though. I once asked my watcher if the Slayer was expected to clean up the vampire bodies herself or does her servants do it, and that's how I discovered that fact.
Graham Miller
 player, 67 posts
 Former Initative Commando
 plagued by the past
Fri 21 Jun 2013
at 19:39
Re: Episode 1-7
Graham walked over to Emilia.  "You now have a choice to make, Emilia." He crouches down to get level with her face, but far away and not offering her any support.  "That choice can be easy or hard.  It all depends on you, Emilia.  The easy way, is to continue to sit there and cry about how this is not happening. How this is not reality." Graham pauses and turns behind himself to view the smoking remains of the four former vampires. "How those were just a figment of your imagination and how you are hallucinating from gas fumes trapped in the station."

He pauses to look back at her.  "Or you can decide to do this the hard way. To accept that the ashes of what you called reality are also burning over there with what used to be 4 vampires. Reach inside to find the strength within yourself to stop crying and stand on your own.  To stand up and face the reality that there are things that do more than 'go bump' in the night."

He leans forward to just a few inches from her face. "I won't lie to you, Emilia.  That is the harder choice. It is a lot scary and darker reality. But sometimes, making that hard choice makes a difference.  The difference between the vampires, and demons and other night bumping things being the ones lying on the ground dead." He pauses to look over his shoulder at the smoky remains. "Or you and everyone you care about being the ones lying on the ground, dead."

Graham turns back to look her in the eye. "So what choice will you make, Jennifer? Easy or hard, it is up to you." He stands back up to look at her clutching Annabelle, tears leaving tracks in the dirt and ash on her face.  "But make it quick because we have already made our choice and don't have time to take care of a defenseless civilian." 

With that, he turns around and walks back towards the vehicles to finish filling up the cars. As he reaches the other side of the police cruiser, he bends down to take the hose out of the tank, but pauses, as pain flares up his side. Leaving his right hand on the handle, he uses his left to lift his shirt up to expose the bruises from his fight with the vampires the last few days.  He takes a deep breath, lets the shirt shirt fall back over the purpling skin, hardens his features and pulls the handle out of the tank and puts it back on the pump.

This message was last edited by the player at 15:21, Sat 22 June 2013.

Emilia Grey
 player, 24 posts
Fri 21 Jun 2013
at 19:54
Re: Episode 1-7
Emilia looked at Grayham Miller, as he leaned close to her, a sudden surge of anger rose up in her and she made to slap the solder across the cheek.

(22:51, Today: Emilia Grey rolled 9 using 1d10+3. Slapping Miller.)
(occ: obviously he can duck dodge or block)

"You bastard," She said looking at his back as he walked back to the car, she was tempted to slap him again, but decided against it. She looked over at Annabelle, she picked up her hand bag and with Annabelle's support got to her feet.
Annabelle Berkshire
 player, 85 posts
 Slayer In Training
Sat 22 Jun 2013
at 01:21
Re: Episode 1-7
Annabelle's eyes narrowed at Graham, she may well have slapped him herself if Emilia hadn't taken care of that bit of business.  "Lovely speech Graham!"she said shouting at him as he walked away.  "Is that what they teach you to say to civilians in commando school, because it sounded a bit rehearsed to me!"

She continues slowly guide Emilia back towards their car.  "Don't let Graham get to you.  He's an insufferable bore, but he does have his uses.  Such as vampire slaying and lifting heavy objects. We'll make plans and get out of here. You'll be home before you know it."

She pauses for all of a second.  "No, we'll be home.  There's nothing to keep me here.  I don't have a watcher, no one has a watcher anymore!  And destiny apparently hasn't called me as the next Slayer.  Might as well try to pick up where I left off."
Director
 GM, 288 posts
Sun 23 Jun 2013
at 12:12
Re: Episode 1-7
As Annabelle and Emilia returned to the pump station with everyone, a Sunnydale police car passed by the station.

You immediately hear the sound of brakes schreeching followed by the sound of a police car siren as they did a u-turn in the middle of the street and pulled into the station.

Two Sunnydale officers jump out of their car and pull out their guns (not batons, GUNS)but remain a safe distance away as they point their guns at the group.

"Look, it's the fugitives we're looking for.  All of you get on your knees with your hands behind your heads!  NOW!  Don't make us shoot you!"


OCC: Two cops with guns are here.  There is a shotgun in your police car close enough for Graham to grab if he wants to shoot at them. You may use your police car for cover. Anyone attacking the cops with a ranged attack (shooting, throw stake) has initiative on them.  Anyone attacking them up close does NOT have initiative since they are far enough away to shoot first. So for example if Mike wants to run over and punch both cops, they will to get to shoot at him first before he reaches them.
Emilia Grey
 player, 28 posts
Mon 24 Jun 2013
at 05:12
Re: Episode 1-7
"Whats with the cops in this town! Emilia gasped as she made a dive to hid behind the rental car as she could see the others weren't going down without a fight. "Helloooooo!" She called out, "Civilian here just got into this country"
Director
 GM, 290 posts
Tue 25 Jun 2013
at 12:59
Re: Episode 1-7
"This brings back memories," Graham says while reaching into the cruiser and pulling out the rifle stored there.  Taking cover behind the cruiser door, he cocks the rifle, and takes aim at the tires of their cruiser.  "I think you two might want to surrender before you get hurt," he shouts back at the cops.

"You're the one that's gonna get hurt punk!! He's got a gun"one cop shouts.

"More police?!  They're worse than cockroaches! Come on Emilia,we'll take cover behind our police car, we don't want them shooting holes in your rental vehicle.She makes a run for their police car ready to dodge out of the way of the police start shooting.

Emilia stumbled behind the car as she shouted out not to hurt her.

Mike, on the other hand...noticed the cops in the shades. Good for him, bad for them!

"Show me what ya got..."

And he charges them. He'll save vamping out for if he gets shot, so he can prove he's more then just another mortal. And he'll deck both cops if he manages to dodge their bullets.


"You guys are really messed up!"Buffy begins to make her run at the cops in order to distract the cops' gunfire. She knew the risk and was more then willing to pay the price of her decision.

The first cop fire a bullet in the direction of Graham, but the bullet impacted the well armored door of the police cruiser as Graham continued to aim his shot.

The first cop then turned his attention to Mike, impressively managing to shot him in the chest despite his olympic level display of agility.

The second cop pointing his pistol in Buffy's direction, scoring a much easier hit  in her midsection.

Yet Mike and Buffy kept coming, Mike reached the cops first, decking each one.  They had no time to shout out in pain as Buffy also punched both of them.  Both police officers dropped to the ground unconcious, overwhelmed by the strength of their attackers.

BLAM! BLAM!  Having taken careful aim, Graham then bulleyed both front tires of the other police cruiser.

Then Buffy turned around so all her friends could get a good look at her bullet wound. Sparks were flying out of her midsection.  No, blood right?  Yes sparks, electrical sparks.  THE SLAYER IS A ROBOT?!!!

OCC: This fight is over, both cops unconcious from the attacks.  4 points of damage to Mike, 14 points of damage to Buffy.  Or whatever she is.
Michael Smith
 player, 157 posts
 Protecting the world
 Order of Aurelius
Tue 25 Jun 2013
at 13:35
Re: Episode 1-7
Fortunately for Mike, the bullet went right through him. Which was good. Would save him the trouble of picking it out later. The damage was negligible, as he knew it would be...but damn bullets could sting!

"Hate when that happens..."

But then, he hear sparks, turns to Buffy...

"...Oh, I see. I was hoping she'd survived, but...are you that robot Spike had made?"
Annabelle Berkshire
 player, 88 posts
 Slayer In Training
Tue 25 Jun 2013
at 16:45
Re: Episode 1-7
Annabelle's jaw drops to the ground as the truth about "Buffy" is revealed.

"Good lord, I know something wasn't right about her.  She's far too cheerful.  Nobody is in that good of a mood unless they've been drinking or taken too many pills. But I never imagined this."

Annabelle cautiously steps closer, then freezes.  "Everyone stay away from it!  It might blow up!  Some robots are programmed to blow up once their secret is revealed!!!!"

This message was last edited by the player at 11:47, Thu 27 June 2013.

Emilia Grey
 player, 30 posts
Wed 26 Jun 2013
at 10:51
Re: Episode 1-7
Emilia slumped to the floor, "Sod the wrath of the army dick," She said looking at the Robotic Buffy, and also the shot vampire... "Is there anyone normal in this town?" She shook her head, she she heard Annabelle shout run, instinct took over, this was one thing she was going to be good at she grabbed her purse off the ground and took off again, as she was running away she shouted at Annabelle, "First you tell me not to run off now your telling me to run away, please make up your mind!"
Annabelle Berkshire
 player, 89 posts
 Slayer In Training
Wed 26 Jun 2013
at 12:09
Re: Episode 1-7
Annabelle shouting in the direction of the once again running Emilia.  "I didn't say run, I said stay away from the exploding robot who I didn't know existed  until ten seconds ago!!"

She sighed loudly and turned to run after Emilia then stopped. Perhaps a different tactic was called for.  "Right then!.  Nice knowing you!  We'll just leave your rental car here with no one to turn it back in!  Ever!  Have fun explaining the bill to your daddy!!!!"Annabelle shouted at the top of her lungs.
Emilia Grey
 player, 31 posts
Thu 27 Jun 2013
at 05:47
Re: Episode 1-7
Emilia skidded to a halt almost breaking her heels, she turned and looked at the car, "Is she going to blow up?" Emilia asked staying well out of the shade of the rather flammable petrol station. She pointed to the gas pumps, "Cos if she is we should reach a safe distance."
Michael Smith
 player, 159 posts
 Protecting the world
 Order of Aurelius
Thu 27 Jun 2013
at 06:48
Re: Episode 1-7
"Fine. Let's get out of here before anything else happens. If you're the robot, though, you probably don't know where Angel Investigations is. We'll have to look it up ourselves."

Back in a vehicle...with way too many blankets, in his case...
Annabelle Berkshire
 player, 90 posts
 Slayer In Training
Thu 27 Jun 2013
at 11:40
Re: Episode 1-7
Annabelle stared at the Buffybot for several seconds that seemed like hours, then she turned to shout at Emilia.

"I think we're safe, if it was going to blow up it would have done so by now.  They usually blow up right away so no one can examine the robot."

Annabelle walked back in the direction of the pump station, picking up pace with each step.  "I'm not going anywhere with that thing.  Let's just leave it here."she said pointing at Buffybot.  "Even if it's not going to blow up, it's still dangerous."

She walked over to the two unconcious policemen and picked up both of their pistols. "These will be useful."She holds one up and shouts over at Emilia.  "Would you like one of these?" Then to Graham and gave him her most intimidating stare.  "And we have no time for a lecture on civilian firearm safety."