The City of New Babel: Volume 1.   Posted by The Narrator.Group: 0
Spirit Caller
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Fri 21 Jul 2017
at 19:38
The City of New Babel #3: The Revolution Bears its Teeth!
In reply to The Narrator (msg # 180):

Aiko kicks the door open and tells Toby to get back, while jumping back herself.

(I'll write stuff for Gorem when I get back from work)

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The Narrator
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Fri 21 Jul 2017
at 20:37
The City of New Babel #3: The Revolution Bears its Teeth!
In reply to Spirit Caller (msg # 181):

The door swings open. The bucket falls and clatters on the ground spilling another ton of  green goo across the floor, but not on Aiko as she and Toby dodge back out of the splash. Some of the girls jump at the sound, and Wawa groans in frustration.

"Aw man. You were supposed too, like, . . . sterile," The kid mopes.

You can now see inside the locker room. The lockers are covered in blue spray paint with crude drawings of wolves and penises. Green goo has been stuffed through the holes and cracks of the lockers. They have written a slew of insults along the ceiling. Fake wolf pelts have been taped and glues over the walls. The glass case set into the wall has been smashed, Shattered glass covers the floor all around it.

At the very back, you can she the coach tied to a swivel chair with duck tape and rope. She is covered in green slime and has a plastic wolf mask taped to her head. When she hears the door slam open she begins to yell furiously.

"Whose there? Get me out!. I can't see anything with this mask on. Oh, when I get my hands on those boys, oh they will pay!" Coach shouts.

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Sat 22 Jul 2017
at 16:22
The City of New Babel #3: The Revolution Bears its Teeth!
In reply to The Narrator (msg # 182):

"Coach! It's me Aiko, I know I'm not on your team, but I figured I'd come and cheer on Wawa while she was practicing and got caught up in the mess." Aiko starts to carefully walk over to the Coach, hoping Toby will make her known to any dangers. "We caught the boys, and we also got the trophies back, but the gym is a mess. There's this green slime everywhere."

When Aiko gets over to the coach, she'll pull off the mask and untie him.

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The Narrator
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Sun 23 Jul 2017
at 01:47
The City of New Babel #3: The Revolution Bears its Teeth!
In reply to Spirit Caller (msg # 183):

You pull the mask off the coach's head. His/Her 3 foot mohawk unfurls like a rainbow flag as the mask comes of. His/Her full face is dripping with sweat and around his/her mouth is a thick coating of the green slime. Coach's face is a mix of rage and disgusts.

He/She jumps in the chair, straining against his/her binds and shouting "Where are they? I'm gonna stuff them in those lockers and drown 'em in slime. I--" You hear a loud grumbling and bubbling noise come from the coach's stomach.

Coaches cheeks balloon. He/She lurches, tilts his/her head, and pukes bucket loads of slime onto the floor. Ew.

"Oh good, sweet, religiously appropriate, non-offensive god-figure what was in that stuff? You, you did good kid, now go clean up, make sure the girls are ready for the bus, it'll be here soon, extra closes in the closet--" He/She pukes again.

"Aiko? It safe in there?" Wawa calls out as she opens the door and peeks in.

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Sun 23 Jul 2017
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The City of New Babel #3: The Revolution Bears its Teeth!
In reply to The Narrator (msg # 184):

"Wawa!" Aiko shouts. "There's slim, some broken glass, and the coach is very sick and angry! But you guys have to get ready, get cleaned, the bus is coming soon, you all need to be ready, there's extra clothes in the closet! Go quickly!"

She also dismisses Toby with another thankful happy gesture. "Also we should tie up the jerks and get our trophies somewhere safe."

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The Narrator
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Sun 23 Jul 2017
at 05:26
The City of New Babel #3: The Revolution Bears its Teeth!
In reply to Spirit Caller (msg # 185):

Toby wags his tail, happy to do a good job, and disappears.

Wawa's eyes go wide. She nods and jumps into action.

"All right everyone grab the towels and spare uniforms in the closet and get changed. Bus comes in, like, 10 minutes. Tasha get the trophies to the main office and tell them about the gym. Sammy, grab those jump ropes and bring them over here."

Wawa organizes the team to gather up all the kids from Fang Island High school, and they tie them together with jump rope. A few of them get slime covered towels stuffed in their mouths. She, Sammy, and Tasha (back from the office) stand over the group of kids.

"So, like, whadda we do with them?" Sammy asks. She wipes down her blonde ponytail with a  towel and discards it onto one of the kid's heads.

"Strip them naked, paint them bronze, and force them to run behind the bus," says Tasha with an evil grin. She has black eye liner and purple lipstick on, her auburn hair done up in a bun.

"That's weird, Tasha," Wawa says. She looks back at Aiko and nods to the Fang Island kids.

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Tue 25 Jul 2017
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The City of New Babel #3: The Revolution Bears its Teeth!
In reply to The Narrator (msg # 186):

"While I think Tasha's idea is certainy ingenius, it would land is in trouble too. Not that the police really do anything down here. But wouldn't it be worse if we took their phones and just dropped them behind the bleachers? They'll either break, or get so stuck that they'd never get them back. And a phone is like a kid's treasure trove so it's a perfect way to ruin their current lives!"

Aiko thinks for a moment and shrugs. "Or we could forgive them, take them back up to the town, and untie them. And hope they just don't come back."

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Tue 25 Jul 2017
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The City of New Babel #3: The Revolution Bears its Teeth!
In reply to Spirit Caller (msg # 187):

Sammy and Tasha are already collecting phones and throwing them into the wall. They shatter against the bricks and slide down the wall behind the bleachers. The kids cry and scream.

"Forgive who, take what back to town?" They ask as they throw another set of phones into the wall.

Wawa shrugs and shakes her head. She turns to Aiko and says, "Thanks for the help, you a real hero, Aiko," she winks, "I'll just tell the office, or something. Maybe. What's up with you, girl? We got a few minutes before the bus shows up, and I think most of the team is ready. You see those flyers that got put up, the red ones?"

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Tue 25 Jul 2017
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The City of New Babel #3: The Revolution Bears its Teeth!
In reply to The Narrator (msg # 188):

Aiko shrugs towards Tasha and the others. "I'm not doing anything actually. I saw Vlad earlier, he pissed off one of those girls with the red posters you mentioned. Something about communism, it's getting pretty crazy. I hope nothing dangerous happens."

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Tue 25 Jul 2017
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The City of New Babel #3: The Revolution Bears its Teeth!
In reply to Spirit Caller (msg # 189):

"Dangerous? Here? Never," Wawa laughs.

Outside, a bus screeches to a halt. It's doors open with a hiss and the girls begin loading on their supplies, uniforms, and gear. Coach wobbles out of the locker room, green in the face, walkie talkie in hand. He/She informs the main office about the kids, scowls and proceeds outside.

"Come on girls, we have to go!" He/She shouts, "leave the goo for the janitor."

The girls still in the gym hurry out. Wawa waves bye to Aiko as she leaves.

"Game time. See you later, comrade Aiko," Wawa jokes as she leaves.

Inside the kids from Fang Island high school are still tied up with jump rope. Half of the gym is covered in green goo and the locker room has been trashed. All of the girls have left, but there are still a few kids walking the halls of the school.

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Tue 25 Jul 2017
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The City of New Babel #3: The Revolution Bears its Teeth!
In reply to The Narrator (msg # 190):

Aiko waves back at Wawa and smiles. "Good luck! Beat the other team down! Woo! Wasabi power and all that!" Then she looks back at the wolf kids. "Now what am I supposed to do with you? I suppose I could wait for the principal to come by and the janitors. You lot would be in a helluva a lot of trouble then wouldn't you?"

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The Narrator
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Tue 25 Jul 2017
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The City of New Babel #3: The Revolution Bears its Teeth!
In reply to Spirit Caller (msg # 191):

"We'll be fine. I can get out of here at any moment. You should just, like, leave drip," One of the guys says, "we can get out of here can't we bros?"

"Ahwoooo!" The rest of the group brakes into howls and yells.

"Really can we guys?" the boy asks again.

They all begin to murmur and look at one another. A few of them try to squirm, but they get no where.

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Tue 25 Jul 2017
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The City of New Babel #3: The Revolution Bears its Teeth!
In reply to The Narrator (msg # 192):

Aiko shrugs again and sighs. "Sorry about your phones, I didn't think Tasha and the rest would literally throw them." She squats down to talk to them better. "You know, if you guys promise not to come back, I'll let you all go."

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Tue 25 Jul 2017
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The City of New Babel #3: The Revolution Bears its Teeth!
In reply to Spirit Caller (msg # 193):

They narrow their eyes at you. All the kids turn towards each other and begin to mumble. A few of them nod, some giggle and stare at Aiko. Finally, they all nod in agreement. One of the boys turns to you and says, "Yeah, like, we promise not to come back."

As he says this a couple of the boys chuckle and some of them smirk.

"Yeah, we promise." "Super promise." "We won't come back." "I really wish I had my phone."

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Tue 25 Jul 2017
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The City of New Babel #3: The Revolution Bears its Teeth!
In reply to The Narrator (msg # 194):

Aiko gets up and shrugs one last time. "Well that's not very convincing. And besides, you're the bad guys here at the moment, what kind of hero of Satchmo would I be if I let you guys just escape and get away scott free? The bad guys always go to jail, then they break out, come back anyway, and try to cause more havoc right? So letting you guys go is just no fair, it just means you will come back quicker, right?"

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Tue 25 Jul 2017
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The City of New Babel #3: The Revolution Bears its Teeth!
In reply to Spirit Caller (msg # 195):

"Uh . . . no." The boy says.

All the others nod and smile, looking at Aiko expectantly. They press against the jump rope.

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Tue 25 Jul 2017
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The City of New Babel #3: The Revolution Bears its Teeth!
In reply to The Narrator (msg # 196):

"Maybe you're right. Maybe you're lying though. I can't be sure, best let an adult handle this." She goes around and, rather than loosening the rope, she tightens it to make sure it's even harder for them to escape.

Then she'll walk off into the hall and try to find Ruckus or Casper, or Frank, whoever they are at the moment. She'll talk to any of the kids she finds first.

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The Narrator
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Tue 25 Jul 2017
at 06:50
The City of New Babel #3: The Revolution Bears its Teeth!
In reply to Spirit Caller (msg # 197):

As you enter the hallway you can hear shouting coming from two places in the school.

From the library you can hear Mrs. Slugworth's hoarse cry, "Over there! He's over there. Ruckus you brat. I'm not letting you out of here with that book!" The sound of dull thumping and screams fills the hallways.

Across the main office you can see Ms. Sakura, the school's counselor, pulling her hair as she paces outside of her office. From the closed door behind her, you can hear someone yelling and banging something against the wall.

There are a few students walking through the hallways. Many of them are rushing out of the library, clutching their backpacks over their heads like shields. They all hurry past the disconcerting sounds coming from the school guidance office, urged on by Ms. Sakura who tells them "there is nothing to worry about, Frank is just working through some issues. Move along, have a good day, see you tomorrow." Some of the kids walk past Aiko if you want to stop them.

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Tue 25 Jul 2017
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The City of New Babel #3: The Revolution Bears its Teeth!
In reply to The Narrator (msg # 198):

Aiko walks right up to Ms. Sakura. "What's wrong?"

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The Narrator
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Tue 25 Jul 2017
at 08:23
The City of New Babel #3: The Revolution Bears its Teeth!
In reply to Spirit Caller (msg # 199):

"Oh, nothing is wrong, Aiko. Nothing is wrong," Ms. Sakura smiles. She is young for a teacher. Her hair is dyed pink and she is dressed in a blue blouse and skirt. She wears thick rimmed, square glasses to widen her almond eyes, and pink lipstick and nail polish. Despite her words, she seems a little distressed. Her hair is disheveled, and stacks of folders have been hastily piled onto the reception desk. She stops to think, and gives you an inquisitive look. While thinking, she scratches her head, "Actually, Aiko, maybe--no. Nevermind, it's alright, just go home, Aiko. I have everything under control."

Behind her, the door to her office is closed. Something heavy slams against it. Inside of her office, you can hear Frank shouting and hitting things. A few of the staff from the main office across the hall seem very concerned. They lean over their desks and peer into the room where Ms. Sakura and Aiko are standing.

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Wed 26 Jul 2017
at 18:07
The City of New Babel #3: The Revolution Bears its Teeth!
In reply to The Narrator (msg # 200):

"Is Frank asking for me again?" Aiko asks. "Or just, you know, having an episode?"

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The Narrator
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Thu 27 Jul 2017
at 01:28
The City of New Babel #3: The Revolution Bears its Teeth!
In reply to Spirit Caller (msg # 201):

Ms. Sakura looks at you. Very flustered, she says, "No, no. Well, yes, he was, but I thought that maybe it would be good for him to have some time away from you. He seems to be clinging to you. I thought it might be good for you,"

As she finishes another scream comes from the room. Something slams into the door, nearly breaking it off the hinges.

"Aiko! Aiko! Where are you!" Can be heard muffled through the door.

Ms. Sakura's eyes widen and she gulps.

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Thu 27 Jul 2017
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The City of New Babel #3: The Revolution Bears its Teeth!
In reply to The Narrator (msg # 202):

"Ms. Sakura, I respect your authority and decision and idea, but I think maybe I should go in an see him. With your permission of course." Aiko says, jumping back at the door hinges nearly being broken open.

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The Narrator
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Thu 27 Jul 2017
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The City of New Babel #3: The Revolution Bears its Teeth!
In reply to Spirit Caller (msg # 203):

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"Uhh, umm, maybe. But, uh, maybe. Why don't I check on his file. Yes, yeah, that should give me some ideas. I think I left it in the main office. Be right back," Ms. Sakura says.

She hurries out of the room and across the hall. All of the secretaries turn their heads and pretend to work. From behind their monitors they watch Ms. Sakura's disheveled form wander through the main office. Ms. Sakura looks around, and everybody turns away again. Once she is convinced nobody is looking, Ms. Sakura turns into the staff restroom and locks the door behind her.

Aiko is left alone in the room. All of the staff in the main office stare at the bathroom door, a few turn their heads back towards Aiko. They just wait and watch.

From the other side of the door, in Ms. Sakura's office, you can hear something beating the floor rhythmically. Thump! ow Thump! ow Thump! ow Suddenly, Fred starts to yell again, "Aiko! Aiko! Quickly, find her!"

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Thu 27 Jul 2017
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The City of New Babel #3: The Revolution Bears its Teeth!
In reply to The Narrator (msg # 204):

Aiko turns towards the door but doesn't open it, not wanting to disobey her elders as her parents had taught her, instead, she yells through to Frank.

"Frank!" She shouts. "It's me, it's Aiko, I didn't get the a-okay to come inside yet, but I am here, and no one said we couldn't talk!"

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