Clive, Jason and Min-Ji.   Posted by Ghost in the Machine.Group: 0
Jason Doulos
 player, 49 posts
 Medic.Missionary.Mutant.
 "to all that are afar..."
Wed 23 Mar 2016
at 06:16
Clive, Jason and Min-Ji
Jason blinked, and gently touched Min-Ji's arm without taking his eyes from the long-sought man before them.

He spoke to her in Korean.

"(Min-Ji.  I see him.  Over there...)"

He gave Clive a gentle, friendly nod as he started walking toward him.  He kept his hands in plain sight, making no threatening moves.  He approached to within comfortable speaking distance, but not touching distance, lest he take alarm.

"Well met, Clive.  I am Jason, and this is Min-Ji.  A... mutual acquaintance... requested me to seek you out, and to share some information with you.  Do you have a few minutes to share with us?"
Clive Greenwood
 player, 74 posts
Wed 23 Mar 2016
at 06:52
Clive, Jason and Min-Ji
"About time you showed up, Mr. Doulos." Clive's smiled slightly. "I was starting to get worried you weren't going to make it..." He gave the woman a nod. "Si Lee Min-Ji. Nice to meet you."

This message was last edited by the player at 06:52, Wed 23 Mar 2016.

Jason Doulos
 player, 50 posts
 Medic.Missionary.Mutant.
 "to all that are afar..."
Wed 23 Mar 2016
at 07:01
Clive, Jason and Min-Ji
The older man nodded.

"It can challenging for strangers to find each other while keeping other strangers from doing so.  As someone with... superior discernment... do you have any preferences or suggestions for where we can chat together without being... overheard?"
Clive Greenwood
 player, 75 posts
Wed 23 Mar 2016
at 07:05
Clive, Jason and Min-Ji
"I hear Tahiti's nice this time of year. Or perhaps Prague. I've always wanted to visit Prague."
Lee Min-Ji (Minnie)
 player, 10 posts
Thu 24 Mar 2016
at 05:34
Clive, Jason and Min-Ji
Min-Ji waved her hand at the new person, unsure of who this was or his character.

When she heard the suggestions, she paused.

"Maybe something quieter. No internet, no wi-fi. No videos. National park, or in National Quiet Zones?

Very quiet.
"
Clive Greenwood
 player, 76 posts
Thu 24 Mar 2016
at 05:45
Clive, Jason and Min-Ji
"Anywhere. Be creative, Mr. Doulos."
Jason Doulos
 player, 51 posts
 Medic.Missionary.Mutant.
 "to all that are afar..."
Thu 24 Mar 2016
at 06:56
Clive, Jason and Min-Ji
The older man nodded thoughtfully.

"All right... but we will still need privacy to depart unobserved.  Would you prefer your place, or mine, or some other sufficiently private place?"
Clive Greenwood
 player, 77 posts
Thu 24 Mar 2016
at 14:49
Clive, Jason and Min-Ji
"Come with me."

Clive led them into the internet cafe, and then straight into the restroom, locking the door behind them. The staff had a key, surely, but by the time they decided what to do, retrieved the key, and came to roust them, they'd be long gone.
Lee Min-Ji (Minnie)
 player, 11 posts
Fri 25 Mar 2016
at 05:54
Clive, Jason and Min-Ji
When Min-Ji saw Clive walk to the internet cafe, she shook her head. Particularly when he asked for the bathroom.

"Too obvious- brings attention. Use restroom- we can go somewhere less noteable or with less internal cameras. This is internet cafe business- always has those."
Clive Greenwood
 player, 78 posts
Fri 25 Mar 2016
at 06:06
Clive, Jason and Min-Ji
"Unless the Enemy has the means to trace Mr. Duolo's means of travel, any attention we draw is irrelevant," Clive said. "And if they do have the means to do so, any attempts at subterfuge we attempt are likewise meaningless. But we could just as easily go to the alley behind the cafe. Or any other thousands of unobserved places nearby."

He gazed steadily at Jason. "It's your prerogative, Mr. Duolos. You know how your gifts work better than either of us."

This message was last edited by the player at 17:31, Fri 25 Mar 2016.

Clive Greenwood
 player, 79 posts
Tue 29 Mar 2016
at 17:10
Clive, Jason and Min-Ji
Clive coughed. "Time is of the essence, yes?"
Ghost in the Machine
 GM, 184 posts
Tue 29 Mar 2016
at 22:02
Clive, Jason and Min-Ji
Jason looks from Clive to Min-Ji, trying to come to a decision. Suddenly he feels a sharp pain in his head. His face feels wet.

Clive and Min-Ji look over to see blood trickling out of jasonís nose.
Clive Greenwood
 player, 80 posts
Tue 29 Mar 2016
at 22:10
Clive, Jason and Min-Ji
Clive steps back, eyes darting to the nearby buildings, his face yet passive, only the movement of his eyes betraying any sense of urgency
Jason Doulos
 player, 52 posts
 Medic.Missionary.Mutant.
 "to all that are afar..."
Tue 29 Mar 2016
at 22:26
Clive, Jason and Min-Ji
PM
Clive Greenwood
 player, 81 posts
Tue 29 Mar 2016
at 22:38
Clive, Jason and Min-Ji
Clive's eyes narrow, and he points. "Your pocket."
Jason Doulos
 player, 53 posts
 Medic.Missionary.Mutant.
 "to all that are afar..."
Tue 29 Mar 2016
at 22:48
Clive, Jason and Min-Ji
The older man uses a hand to pinch his nostrils shut, and looks at Clive with a slightly perplexed expression.

"What do you mean?"

His winces slightly as he feels a throbbing twinge of headache...
Clive Greenwood
 player, 82 posts
Tue 29 Mar 2016
at 23:04
Clive, Jason and Min-Ji
Clive shakes his head. "If I may?" Assuming Jason doesn't object, he extracts... an object... from the man's pocket.
Ghost in the Machine
 GM, 185 posts
Tue 29 Mar 2016
at 23:05
Clive, Jason and Min-Ji
Clive pulls out a thumb drive. A very ordinary thumb drive.
Clive Greenwood
 player, 83 posts
Tue 29 Mar 2016
at 23:15
Clive, Jason and Min-Ji
"It's active, either capable of functioning on its own or being accessed remotely." He handed it to Jason. "We are being pursued by Infopaths. It's not impossible that they can track us by whatever devices we possess. Or even, to subvert those devices to strike against us, by modulate EM frequencies into harmful bands.

"Until we know their capabilities it would be safest to avoid technology entirely."

Jason Doulos
 player, 54 posts
 Medic.Missionary.Mutant.
 "to all that are afar..."
Wed 30 Mar 2016
at 01:54
Clive, Jason and Min-Ji
The older man pondered the thumb drive thoughtfully.

"I understand.  How do you recommend disposing of this, and of the data it contains?  Might this be the cause of my... sudden affliction?"
Clive Greenwood
 player, 84 posts
Wed 30 Mar 2016
at 02:03
Clive, Jason and Min-Ji
"It's a possibility, nothing more," Clive said. "But if you think this may be the case, transport it somewhere far away. Or somewhere with a powerful magnetic field."
Jason Doulos
 player, 55 posts
 Medic.Missionary.Mutant.
 "to all that are afar..."
Wed 30 Mar 2016
at 05:51
Clive, Jason and Min-Ji
The older man wiped his face with a tissue, and regarded the thumb drive quietly for several heartbeats.

As he did so, the thumb drive became warped and misshapen before their eyes.

Then he regarded the ground next to them for several heartbeats more, and tossed the ruined thumb drive gently toward where he gazed.

In the dim light, his companions could barely see it vanish just before hitting the ground.

He nodded, and turned to his companions again.

"I understand your concerns, friend Min-Ji... but I am reluctant to venture much further in this neighborhood at this time of night on foot.  And if my nosebleed was more than coincidental, we may already have been located and targeted.  Where would you have us depart from?"
Clive Greenwood
 player, 85 posts
Wed 30 Mar 2016
at 05:59
Clive, Jason and Min-Ji
"If we've been located, our only concern is departing unobserved by civilians. Either come with me to the cafe restroom or duck into the alleyway behind the building. But decide quickly."
Lee Min-Ji (Minnie)
 player, 12 posts
Thu 31 Mar 2016
at 07:15
Clive, Jason and Min-Ji
"Alleyway- less cameras. Our enemies are not the only people to be cautious of," she said with a nod.
Jason Doulos
 player, 56 posts
 Medic.Missionary.Mutant.
 "to all that are afar..."
Thu 31 Mar 2016
at 13:03
Clive, Jason and Min-Ji
PM