[Side] Unbreakable x Gaia (Saturday 9-5-15 Afternoon)   Posted by Aeternitas.Group: 0
Tamera Bradford
 NPC, 273 posts
Thu 13 Oct 2016
at 18:01
[Side] Unbreakable x Gaia (Saturday 9-5-15 Afternoon)
Tamera, wearing her carefully neutral expression, presents the lady with her purse, and keeps her mouth shut.
Aeternitas
 GM, 212 posts
 Teller of Tales
 Herder of Cats
Thu 13 Oct 2016
at 18:09
[Side] Unbreakable x Gaia (Saturday 9-5-15 Afternoon)
The lady takes her purse back graciously enough and starts checking it thoroughly for missing items and damage.

The police officer sighs and shakes his head, "Well if everything is all right Miss, that will be that. Taking a creature back to the lockup is only going to give us all a headache."

"It looks like everything is still here," the lady says, "Can't you do something about that freak, though? It's just going to rob someone else, or worse! Look at those claws! What if it attacked my baby or something!?"

The police officer makes a placating gesture, "Now Ma'am, I understand your concern, but I can't arrest somebody on the grounds of 'what if' or something."

The husband puts his arm over the ladies shoulders and says, "Give it a rest, dear. We got the purse back, didn't we?."

Then he looks to 聲gel and Tamera and says, "Thank you both. How about we give you a little something for your bravery, let's see..."
Angel Quinones Castellano
 Student, 367 posts
 Unbreakable
Thu 13 Oct 2016
at 18:29
[Side] Unbreakable x Gaia (Saturday 9-5-15 Afternoon)
聲gel shakes his head. "No reward is needed. Theft is wrong. We just wanted to help."

He looks back at the woman. "Ma'am I will do what I can to keep you and your family safe. This young girl is malnourished, unwashed, and alone. Her theft seems to have been an act of desperation, not malice."
Aeternitas
 GM, 213 posts
 Teller of Tales
 Herder of Cats
Thu 13 Oct 2016
at 18:40
[Side] Unbreakable x Gaia (Saturday 9-5-15 Afternoon)
The wife makes a 'tsch' sound and starts to say something...
Tamera Bradford
 NPC, 274 posts
Thu 13 Oct 2016
at 18:41
[Side] Unbreakable x Gaia (Saturday 9-5-15 Afternoon)
"You do know that your child could be a mutant too, don't you?" Tamera interjects.

聲gel notices that her fist is clenched at her side.
Aeternitas
 GM, 214 posts
 Teller of Tales
 Herder of Cats
Thu 13 Oct 2016
at 18:44
[Side] Unbreakable x Gaia (Saturday 9-5-15 Afternoon)
The lady recoils and insists, "That's ridiculous. Do we look like the kind of people to have some drug baby freak?"

Her husband firmly plants the palm of his hand over his face.

The police officer shifts his stance slightly and watches the exchange.
Angel Quinones Castellano
 Student, 368 posts
 Unbreakable
Thu 13 Oct 2016
at 18:56
[Side] Unbreakable x Gaia (Saturday 9-5-15 Afternoon)
"Tammy," 聲gel begins. Then the woman speaks up again. He turns his attention from Tammy to the woman.

"Drug baby freak?" he repeats in a cold tone. "What are you saying? All mutants are drug baby freaks? You think their parents are all drug addicts? You think my parents were drug addicts?"

He pauses just long enough to take a deep breath. "No, you don't look like a drug addict. Drug addicts look like human beings." He forces himself to stop there. He looks away from the woman and turns back to the officer.

"Sir, unless you need a statement from us, we'll head out."
Aeternitas
 GM, 215 posts
 Teller of Tales
 Herder of Cats
Thu 13 Oct 2016
at 20:01
[Side] Unbreakable x Gaia (Saturday 9-5-15 Afternoon)
The husband just sighs and says, "Sorry. Thank you again," before he physically insists that his wife turn around and start walking back to the bench they were sitting on.

The police officer snickers and says, "You're free to go."
Tamera Bradford
 NPC, 275 posts
Thu 13 Oct 2016
at 20:04
[Side] Unbreakable x Gaia (Saturday 9-5-15 Afternoon)
Tammy scowls vehemently as she follows 聲gel wherever he goes next.
Angel Quinones Castellano
 Student, 369 posts
 Unbreakable
Thu 13 Oct 2016
at 20:17
[Side] Unbreakable x Gaia (Saturday 9-5-15 Afternoon)
"Actually officer, I have a couple of questions," 聲gel says. "Has there been reports of a missing girl in her early teens? This girl didn't come out of nowhere."

Assuming his answer is negative, 聲gel continues. "I'm going to take her to the new school. We'll try to track down her family, but if someone does come looking for her, could you direct them our way? And, just in case, do you have a card or something in case we need to contact you?"

Once he has his answers, he starts walking away from the park. "I'm not staying anywhere near her," he says to Tammy. "So, step one complete. What's next?"
Aeternitas
 GM, 216 posts
 Teller of Tales
 Herder of Cats
Thu 13 Oct 2016
at 20:20
[Side] Unbreakable x Gaia (Saturday 9-5-15 Afternoon)
The officer has no information for 聲gel, but gives him his card anyway.
Tamera Bradford
 NPC, 276 posts
Thu 13 Oct 2016
at 20:23
[Side] Unbreakable x Gaia (Saturday 9-5-15 Afternoon)
"Besides finding a quiet place to be while I calm down because I have never wanted to punch someone so badly in my whole life?" she says wryly.
Angel Quinones Castellano
 Student, 370 posts
 Unbreakable
Thu 13 Oct 2016
at 20:37
[Side] Unbreakable x Gaia (Saturday 9-5-15 Afternoon)
He chuckles. "Now you know how I feel almost all the time," 聲gel says with a faint smile. "She made me angry, but didn't kick in my fight response. Her husband's response help me control my temper. And, holding the little one here sort of kept me focused on protecting her."

He walks quietly for a bit then, "But, yeah, once you're calmed down. What do you think we should do next? She needs a bath and I'm rapidly in need of one as well. She also needs some food. And we should get her to the school. The order of those may need to change a bit."
Tamera Bradford
 NPC, 277 posts
Thu 13 Oct 2016
at 20:44
[Side] Unbreakable x Gaia (Saturday 9-5-15 Afternoon)
"I suppose we should, like, deal with the food bit first. And if we get some and find a nice place to rest, maybe when she wakes up she can tell us something," Tammy says with a sigh, then whips out her phone and pulls up a map of the local area again.
Angel Quinones Castellano
 Student, 371 posts
 Unbreakable
Thu 13 Oct 2016
at 20:56
[Side] Unbreakable x Gaia (Saturday 9-5-15 Afternoon)
"Hopefully she's willing to talk," he says. "Our initial interaction was less then peaceful."

聲gel watches as she researches the local area.
Aeternitas
 GM, 219 posts
 Teller of Tales
 Herder of Cats
Fri 14 Oct 2016
at 03:52
[Side] Unbreakable x Gaia (Saturday 9-5-15 Afternoon)
"Uhm, excuse me? Can I talk to you for a moment?" a man says as he comes out onto the sidewalk after 聲gel and Tammy pass the place he was apparently hiding.

It's the homeless man from before.

"Is the Lil' Bird there alright?" he says, pointing at the sleeping harpy girl.
Angel Quinones Castellano
 Student, 372 posts
 Unbreakable
Fri 14 Oct 2016
at 16:46
[Side] Unbreakable x Gaia (Saturday 9-5-15 Afternoon)
聲gel takes a closer look at the man but responds almost immediately. "She's unharmed, just sleeping. Do you know her?" he asks.
Aeternitas
 GM, 221 posts
 Teller of Tales
 Herder of Cats
Fri 14 Oct 2016
at 17:02
[Side] Unbreakable x Gaia (Saturday 9-5-15 Afternoon)
"Well, sort of," he confesses, "I've seen her around a lot, and people gossip, you know. Most of us try to keep an eye out for her, ya know, 'cause she's just a kid."
Angel Quinones Castellano
 Student, 373 posts
 Unbreakable
Fri 14 Oct 2016
at 18:45
[Side] Unbreakable x Gaia (Saturday 9-5-15 Afternoon)
"Yeah, she is that. Do you know where she came from? I want to get her someplace where she'll be safe and be able to learn to deal with her change," he replies. "I'm 聲gel, this is Tammy. Thanks for looking out for Lil' Bird."

He holds out his right hand to the man. "I don't have money, but if I can ever help you out, try to get word to me, okay?"
Aeternitas
 GM, 224 posts
 Teller of Tales
 Herder of Cats
Fri 14 Oct 2016
at 19:03
[Side] Unbreakable x Gaia (Saturday 9-5-15 Afternoon)
"Everybody just calls me Jonesy," the man says, shaking 聲gel's hand, "Near as I can tell, she's been out here longer than I have, and I lost my house in that whole load of crap the bankers pulled a few years ago. She might have just been out here always. You want to do something for me, just take her far away from this place, somewhere she'll be treated right."
Tamera Bradford
 NPC, 278 posts
Fri 14 Oct 2016
at 19:05
[Side] Unbreakable x Gaia (Saturday 9-5-15 Afternoon)
Tammy reaches into her bag and pulls out her wallet, "I have some money, though. Please take this and enjoy a hot meal."

She just pulls out the entire stack of cash she had in there and holds it out to Jonesy.
Aeternitas
 GM, 225 posts
 Teller of Tales
 Herder of Cats
Fri 14 Oct 2016
at 19:06
[Side] Unbreakable x Gaia (Saturday 9-5-15 Afternoon)
"Thank you very kindly, Miss Tammy," he says as he accepts the gift.
Angel Quinones Castellano
 Student, 374 posts
 Unbreakable
Fri 14 Oct 2016
at 20:31
[Side] Unbreakable x Gaia (Saturday 9-5-15 Afternoon)
"I'm glad to have met you Jonesy," he says warmly. "But I'm serious, if I can ever help you, please let me know." He starts to turn away, but stops with one last question, "Oh, are there many mutants among the local homeless communities?"
Aeternitas
 GM, 226 posts
 Teller of Tales
 Herder of Cats
Fri 14 Oct 2016
at 21:20
[Side] Unbreakable x Gaia (Saturday 9-5-15 Afternoon)
"Erm, there's a few, but they mostly stick to themselves. Most that I've seen are teenagers or young adults, like you two, but a couple of them are kids, and they're all like Lil' Bird here," he says.
Angel Quinones Castellano
 Student, 375 posts
 Unbreakable
Fri 14 Oct 2016
at 21:31
[Side] Unbreakable x Gaia (Saturday 9-5-15 Afternoon)
"Thanks again Jonsey. I'll see if I can get some resources aimed this way," 聲gel says sadly. "I wish I could do more, but I don't even have a job yet. Hopefully I'll see you around."

Unless Jonsey or Tammy has something else, he turns and begins walking in the general direction of the Mexican place where they had lunch. "Thanks for giving him that cash Tammy," he says softly to her as they walk. "I wish I had something to give him."