(IC) The Train Station.   Posted by Game Master.Group: 0
Game Master
 GM, 22 posts
Mon 12 Mar 2018
at 14:47
(IC) The Train Station
The gunman tries to steer away from the train as he spots Zach. He raises his gun up and fires just as Ben's shot hits his horse in the right flank. The bullet hits Zach but seems to graze him but it will leave one heck of a mark. Zach's shot hits the man's arm. The horse falls down, slamming him to the ground and the train passes right by him.
Zacharias Walker
 Deputy, 20 posts
Mon 12 Mar 2018
at 18:09
(IC) The Train Station
Zach ducked down, cursing softly as he winced in pain.
Siobhan McCormmick
 School Teacher, 15 posts
Tue 13 Mar 2018
at 01:19
(IC) The Train Station
     Siobhan pressed her hands over the child's ears as guns were fired over their heads.  When no further shots were fired, she glanced up to assess the situation.  She continued to comfort the child and keep it from seeing the dead mother.

     "Is everyone all right?" she asked.

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Zacharias Walker
 Deputy, 21 posts
Tue 13 Mar 2018
at 01:23
(IC) The Train Station
Zach winced.
"I've had worse, ma'am.    Luckily,  this feller here got a good shot in.   How's the youngin?"

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Siobhan McCormmick
 School Teacher, 16 posts
Tue 13 Mar 2018
at 01:27
(IC) The Train Station
     "Yes, lucky for us all," she said, glancing to the large man nearby.

     She patted the child's head.  "They're a bit shaken, for sure.  Poor dear," she said, glancing to the child's mother lying in the middle of the aisle.
Zacharias Walker
 Deputy, 22 posts
Tue 13 Mar 2018
at 01:33
(IC) The Train Station
Zach nodded grimly

'I'll inform the conductor.   Then we can move the mother. "
Ignoring his arm and walking quickly, Zach went to inform the people in charge of the train
Benjamin Mueller
 Carpenter, 4 posts
 Widower
 Carpenter / Wainwright
Tue 13 Mar 2018
at 01:52
(IC) The Train Station
Ben slowly got to his feet as he watched the man on the horse tumble and fall, crushed beneath the animal. He felt a bit bad for the horse, but it had to be done, he supposed. Reaching down, he wordlessly helped Siobhan to her feet of she were to take his hand. "Y'all hurt at all?" he asked, looking down at the sobbing child.

He glanced back at Zacharias and tipped his hat slightly. "Pure luck," he said honestly as he holstered the gun, then looked back at Siobhan and the babe in arms. He noted the pat on the head; it seemed a bit awkward, all things considered. The child was still sobbing.

"Name's Benjamin Mueller," he said, nodding to the woman after he was satisfied she was alright. He reached out and gently stroked the babe's cheek to comfort him. He, after all, had experience with sobbing babies. "You sure you're alright, ma'am?" He gently motioned to the side to the closest bench and finally stepped back away from her so she could move, remaining between her and the body.

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Game Master
 GM, 23 posts
Tue 13 Mar 2018
at 12:47
(IC) The Train Station
Several people look shocked and others are in tears. Its hard to tell who was killed or whatnot in the back of the train unless someone goes back there. The train keeps moving along as normal. A old lady peers up from a chair and nudges her husband. Nothing. She nudges him again. Nothing. When she looks over at him, he has a hole in his throat and is dead. She holds him in her arms sobbing.

When Zach heads for the conductor, he is stopped by a train employee."Yes? I heard the shots! Several of them! One of the bandits tried to kill the conductor!" He leans forwards, coughing a few times and stands back up."But I got him. I got him good." Of course he's trying to cover up a wound on his side and it looks bad.
Zacharias Walker
 Deputy, 23 posts
Tue 13 Mar 2018
at 15:08
(IC) The Train Station
Zach shook his head in sadness,  and spoken to the man.
"Just need yerself down a spell and rest.   You've done plenty. "
Zach then headed up to the front of the train to make sure everyone vital was okay
Siobhan McCormmick
 School Teacher, 17 posts
Wed 14 Mar 2018
at 01:58
(IC) The Train Station
In reply to Benjamin Mueller (msg # 31):

     Siobhan paused a moment before accepting the man's hand, then shifted her other arm to lift the child as she stood.  "I'm fine," she said, glancing at the weeping old woman and then to the dead mother on the floor.  She'd never been shot at, nor seen anyone get shot at such close range.  Sure, she'd read about gunfights about town, or seen dead criminals on display, but this was so ... Immediate.  And horrifying.

     "Siobhan McCormmick," she responded automatically.  She noted how he was comforting the child and smiled.  "I'm ... A bit shaken.  But I'm sure I'll recover faster than others."

     She eased back onto a bench and held the boy's head to her shoulder.  "Poor dear.  So sudden ..." she whispered.
Benjamin Mueller
 Carpenter, 5 posts
 Widower
 Carpenter / Wainwright
Wed 14 Mar 2018
at 02:46
(IC) The Train Station
Ben nodded softly when Siobhan confirmed she was alright and settled back in the seat. He grimaced at the sad sight that laid out before them, the bodies on the floor, the tacky blood slowly spreading across the metal plating. "Stay here. Try to keep yourself and the lil' man calm. I'm goin' to see if the conductors are alright and move the bodies outta the passenger cars." Again, he spoke softly, almost gentle in his tone. As horrific as it all was, if there were indeed no sheriffs or deputies or constables hired by the train to handle a crisis, they were going to have to do it on their own. There was little else to do but find space in the luggage compartments, or maybe an empty private cabin in first class. That would have to be up to the conductor. He followed Zacharias up to the front of the train to talk with the conductors and decide what was to be done.
Game Master
 GM, 24 posts
Wed 14 Mar 2018
at 16:45
(IC) The Train Station
Zach was able to get around him and Ben followed shortly behind. The man sits down and winced at the pain but a woman helped him out, and bandaged the wound with two handkerchiefs. They make it through another train car and get to a storage area full of odds and ends from the passengers. When they are about to go into the next car, one of the side doors open and two men move from the outside into it. They seem surprised as Ben and Zach are there but they draw their guns but do not fire them."Put your guns down! This train be it is getting robbed!"

Elsewhere, the boy starts crying in Sio's arms. A woman sits down, looking distraught but glances at her."Oh my...." She mutters and pulls out some brandy."Put a small bit of this under his tongue. Help calm him. Let him see you as well. Put him near yah heart."
Zacharias Walker
 Deputy, 24 posts
Wed 14 Mar 2018
at 19:23
(IC) The Train Station
Zach, with the honed instincts of a trained lawman, ducked down behind a pile of boxes, firing at the men, using the boxes for cover!

This message was last edited by the GM at 12:56, Fri 16 Mar 2018.

Siobhan McCormmick
 School Teacher, 18 posts
Fri 16 Mar 2018
at 00:53
(IC) The Train Station
     Siobhan glances at the woman and her offer, but then nods.  She takes the flask and shows it to the boy before taking a tiny sip.  She then puts a little on her finger and puts it in his mouth.  She then pulled his head to her chest, feeling her heart thump deep inside.

     "Thank you, Ma'am.  This is all so sudden. I've never ... Not where I'm from, in Albany," she said with a bit of a stammer in her voice.
Benjamin Mueller
 Carpenter, 6 posts
 Widower
 Carpenter / Wainwright
Fri 16 Mar 2018
at 02:10
(IC) The Train Station
Unlike the Deputy, Ben did not have the honed instincts of a lawman. As a matter of fact, it had been pure, stupid luck that he'd hit that horse running beside the train, and he knew it. His eyes widened as the men ahead of him drew their guns, and staggered back as Zacharias began to fire with a ferocity, despite his injury. He was of course concerned that he'd cause more trouble than good for the deputy, but his pride wouldn't let him just leave a man to take on two to one. If nothing else, maybe he could be a distraction... He pushed himself down behind another pile of luggage, drawing his gun and crouching, but not yet shooting. No use in wasting bullets if he didn't have to! The deputy was probably a way better shot, anyway.

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Game Master
 GM, 26 posts
Fri 16 Mar 2018
at 13:13
(IC) The Train Station
As Sio tries to relax with the child who quiets down, more shots are fired from further up in the train! Most people here duck and hit the ground as best as possible.

The carpenter and the lawmen brace off against their foes. One of them is hit on the leg and falls down and fires off a shot towards Zach but it hits the box in front of him. Grain comes out and hits the floor. He tries to get behind some more boxes as well. The other man fires two shots towards Ben. One of them hits him before he gets behind the luggage, nicking his side. He turns to his friend and then ducks behind some boxes. It looks like its a bit of a standstill.
Zacharias Walker
 Deputy, 25 posts
Fri 16 Mar 2018
at 19:07
(IC) The Train Station
Zach hunkered down,  waiting for a clear shot.
In a relaxed, almost lazy, voice, he called out to the gunmen.
"Okay,  boys, looks like this is as far as you go!   We can stay here as long as we need to, but folks will be coming to meet the train soon, as we're expected in town soon.

So you got two choices.    Stay here and get caught when the cavalry gets here, or leave with what ya got.
I'd prefer y'all waited for yer chance at the hangman's noose, but it's up to y'all.!"


The cavalry line was mostly a bluff, but he figured they didn't know that
Benjamin Mueller
 Carpenter, 7 posts
 Widower
 Carpenter / Wainwright
Sun 18 Mar 2018
at 07:40
(IC) The Train Station
Ben let out a short shout of shock and pain as he reached over and gripped his side where the bullet had bitten him. It seared like fire, and was growing rapidly wet under his fingers. He looked down, confirming the blossom of red blood soaking into his white shirt. He uttered a swear and crouched as low as he could, looking up as the deputy began to speak. He grimaced at his calm tone, privately impressed, and mimicked his actions, trying to steady himself for a clear shot down the galley.
Siobhan McCormmick
 School Teacher, 19 posts
Sun 18 Mar 2018
at 14:59
(IC) The Train Station
     Hearing more gunfire, Siobahn covered the boy's head and rocked him gently.  She craned her neck a little to try to see into the next car.  "Seems we're not out of the woods yet," she whispered.
Game Master
 GM, 27 posts
Mon 19 Mar 2018
at 00:51
(IC) The Train Station
"Or we can wait for our friends tah get down here and kill yah! I like them odds!" One of them wince as he bandages up his leg. He fires blindly at Zach and Ben, two shots that misses them before ducking back down behind some boxes. The other fires again, another two shots but still miss them both.

A man stands up and goes to the rear of the passenger cart and goes to go out into another passenger area but is blown away! One of the goons rushes passed Sio! Where did it come from?. The goon has a sawed-off shotgun and a mask over her face and doesn't seem to really care about the other passengers. The baby starts to cry again. Two woman see this and grab at the goon. The gun is tosses over near Sio and the goon pulls out a revolver. The two woman keep the goon occupied, not letting it raise the gun.
Zacharias Walker
 Deputy, 26 posts
Mon 19 Mar 2018
at 01:21
(IC) The Train Station
In reply to Game Master (msg # 44):

Zach doubled down on his bluff.
"I got plenty ah bullets far all ah ya!   Any ah you varmints who don't get off the train now, ain't gettin off alive!"

While he did that, he looked for an opening to either shoot again,  or retreat back the way he came,  and kept an eye behind him, figuring help for.the bandits would come that way
Benjamin Mueller
 Carpenter, 8 posts
Mon 19 Mar 2018
at 01:35
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Siobhan McCormmick
 School Teacher, 20 posts
Mon 19 Mar 2018
at 02:03
(IC) The Train Station
     Shocked at the appearance of the bandit in the passenger car, Siobhan tried to keep the child quiet, but it was no use.  Seeing the two women lash out at the man, she set the child down in the seat across from her and moved for the shotgun.

     Picking up the weapon, her hands were shaking slightly.  She took a breath and quickly reviewed the lessons her daddy had taught her brothers about guns.  'Hold it steady, point only at things you want to shoot, finger off the trigger until you're ready to fire.'

     She stepped closer to the grappled bandit and aimed the gun at his head.  "That's enough!  Don't make me put you down, Dog!"

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Game Master
 GM, 31 posts
Thu 22 Mar 2018
at 13:55
(IC) The Train Station
The bandana gets ripped off of the bandit revealing to to be a woman! She tries to get away but with the other two woman holding her she can't."Yah'll gonna die!" The woman snaps out.

Meanwhile in the storage cart, Ben seems to be in pain. He holds his side and grips his gun. The man tries to take aim but the pain in his side keeps him from it.

The bandits look at eachother and the one not hurt stands up and fires at Zach and Ben three times and goes to get behind the boxes again while the other heads for the door away from them. He's limping and falls down.
Zacharias Walker
 Deputy, 28 posts
Thu 22 Mar 2018
at 23:56
(IC) The Train Station
Zach tried to take advantage of the confusion as the bandits friend falls and fired at the last bandit.