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[4/7/2013 8:55:45 PM] Josie: Okay!

[4/7/2013 8:58:53 PM] Josie: Coil was talking to Vir about what to do about Captain (Unknownfirstname) Lark.

[4/7/2013 8:58:58 PM] Coil: Yeah.

[4/7/2013 8:59:11 PM] Josie: Vir suggested getting more information on the Lark sisters.

[4/7/2013 9:01:04 PM] Josie: You could also kill one of the larks or run like hell, or find the slug a new host, aka steal a corpse.

[4/7/2013 9:01:58 PM] Coil: Coil won't kill either of them, no matter how much easier that might make things!

[4/7/2013 9:02:25 PM] Josie: Right! But it is an option, technically.

[4/7/2013 9:02:39 PM] Josie: Vir: What are we going to do? ... and where is the android?

[4/7/2013 9:03:10 PM] Coil: She's in one of the empty cabins.  She came around, but I told her to shut down for a few hours.

[4/7/2013 9:03:17 PM] Coil: Her name is Alice.

[4/7/2013 9:03:42 PM] Josie: Vir: She has memories?

[4/7/2013 9:04:43 PM] Coil: No.  The slug told me.

[4/7/2013 9:05:20 PM] Josie: Vir: ... does the slug have a name?

[4/7/2013 9:05:45 PM] Coil: We'll have to come up with one.

[4/7/2013 9:06:55 PM] Josie: Vir: You intend to keep the slug. What of the sister?

[4/7/2013 9:08:07 PM] Coil: I don't know that I"m going to 'keep' her.  I'm not going to kill her or turn her over, though.  Her sister.... might be too dangerous to have on board.  She's trained to detect lies.  she knew I was lying, but was only interested in what happened to her sister.

[4/7/2013 9:08:36 PM] Josie: Vir: What is the alternative?

[4/7/2013 9:09:34 PM] Coil: I don't imagine she'll take the news 'I didn't let that proscribed species die, I let the slug reanimate your beloved twin sister's body' very well.

[4/7/2013 9:09:58 PM] Josie: Vir: More tact may be required if she is to be told.

[4/7/2013 9:10:40 PM] Coil: You think tact can take the edge off that?

[4/7/2013 9:10:55 PM] Josie: Vir: Some. You are fairly... tactful.

[4/7/2013 9:12:06 PM] Coil: She already knows about me.

[4/7/2013 9:12:33 PM] Josie: Vir: You could seduce her.

[4/7/2013 9:13:07 PM] Coil: She tried to seduce me already.

[4/7/2013 9:13:24 PM] Josie: Vir: ... that was a joke.

[4/7/2013 9:14:18 PM] Coil: ... I can't tell.  you have that great poker face.

[4/7/2013 9:15:40 PM] Josie: Vir: What are we going to do?

[4/7/2013 9:18:52 PM] Coil: I still honestly don't know.  I suppose I could say yes, wait until her commision gets resigned, and then tell her the truth.

[4/7/2013 9:19:17 PM] Josie: Vir: And leave her without a position if she changes her mind?

[4/7/2013 9:20:04 PM] Coil: What do you think we should do?

[4/7/2013 9:22:07 PM] Josie: Vir: I prefer nonviolent solutions. And the truth is easier to remember. Your proposal is a good one, though some people don't react well to being backed into a corner.

[4/7/2013 9:25:45 PM] Coil: That or I just tell her 'no' and we move on.  Chances are she'd come gunning for us, though.

[4/7/2013 9:26:56 PM] Josie: Vir shrugs. "She would not be the only one."

[4/7/2013 9:28:20 PM] Coil: I suppose not.

[4/7/2013 9:28:38 PM] Coil: ... I should talk to the slug.

[4/7/2013 9:29:04 PM] Josie: Vir: It too has a stake. ... she too.

[4/7/2013 9:30:18 PM] Coil: Coil nods.  "Where is she?"

[4/7/2013 9:31:05 PM] Josie: Vir: In the cockpit. I told her to touch nothing and gave her the manual for the controls. ... she saluted.

[4/7/2013 9:31:42 PM] Coil: All right.  I'll go talk to her.  What about Lou?

[4/7/2013 9:34:41 PM] Josie: Vir: Kitchen.

[4/7/2013 9:35:03 PM] Coil: Keep an eye on her, would you?

[4/7/2013 9:35:20 PM] Josie: Vir: Yes.

[4/7/2013 9:35:27 PM] Coil: Coil goes to the cockpit!

[4/7/2013 9:36:24 PM] Josie: He finds the slug with her nose about an inch away from the control panel. "Oh, hallo! I'm familiarizing myself with the controls! Do you think I ought to clean them? They do seem rather dusty."

[4/7/2013 9:37:00 PM] Coil: They're fine.  We need to talk about Lark's sister.

[4/7/2013 9:38:28 PM] Josie: Slug: Do we? Whatever for?

[4/7/2013 9:38:50 PM] Coil: She's very upset that Lark is dead.

[4/7/2013 9:39:37 PM] Josie: Slug: ... oh. I could see where that might be the case, yes.

[4/7/2013 9:40:20 PM] Coil: She was waiting for her sister on that station.

[4/7/2013 9:40:43 PM] Josie: Slug: ... really? I wonder why.

[4/7/2013 9:41:12 PM] Coil: She was looking forward to spending time with her.

[4/7/2013 9:41:29 PM] Josie:  Slug: Really? They weren't on the best of terms.

[4/7/2013 9:42:29 PM] Coil: ...what do I call you?

[4/7/2013 9:42:48 PM] Josie: Slug: I don't know, what do you call me?

[4/7/2013 9:42:59 PM] Josie: She stares at him with great curiosity.

[4/7/2013 9:44:12 PM] Coil: We've been calling you 'the slug', but we can't keep calling you that.

[4/7/2013 9:45:44 PM] Josie: Slug: no... no, I should think not! Surely something else would be better. Incorporating some element of Captain Lark's name, perhaps. Irene something? Lark something?

[4/7/2013 9:46:08 PM] Coil: Well, you should decide on something.

[4/7/2013 9:47:38 PM] Josie: Slug: Oh, but I couldn't possibly! I've no idea what the human tongue finds easy to pronounce!

[4/7/2013 9:48:16 PM] Coil: You *have* a human tongue now.  I have enough stuff to decide at the moment.

[4/7/2013 9:48:24 PM] Coil: Lark's sister wants to join the crew.

[4/7/2013 9:49:39 PM] Josie: Slug: Yes, but.... she wants to join the crew? Oh, excellent! She's quite capable.

[4/7/2013 9:50:15 PM] Coil: .... you're inhabiting her dead sister's body.

[4/7/2013 9:50:54 PM] Josie: Slug: And?

[4/7/2013 9:51:13 PM] Coil: ... you don't see how that would be a problem?!

[4/7/2013 9:52:23 PM] Josie: Slug: ... should I?

[4/7/2013 9:52:44 PM] Coil: Yes!

[4/7/2013 9:53:34 PM] Coil: If you're going to stay, kyou need to understand basic human interaction!

[4/7/2013 9:53:55 PM] Josie: Slug: ... is there a book?

[4/7/2013 9:54:01 PM] Josie: Slug: ... possibly several books?

[4/7/2013 9:54:50 PM] Coil: No.

[4/7/2013 9:55:19 PM] Coil: At the best, she will find her dead sister's body being inhabited by a proscribed species odd and troublesome.  At worst, she will find you an abomination and kill us all.

[4/7/2013 9:56:21 PM] Josie: Slug: ... oh dear. Oh dear, oh dear. I confess I am very loath to let go of this particular host. Her memories are most helpful and her skill set quite unlike my own.

[4/7/2013 9:56:58 PM] Coil: What is her skill set?

[4/7/2013 9:58:33 PM] Josie: Slug: Command, some weapons, writing reports, law enforcement. She was a pilot.

[4/7/2013 10:02:13 PM] Coil: What can you tell me about her sister?

[4/7/2013 10:02:49 PM] Josie: Slug: Oh, everything! Everything Irene Lark knew, at least.

[4/7/2013 10:02:54 PM] Josie: Lark: What do you want to know?

[4/7/2013 10:03:10 PM] Coil: She didn't get along with her sister?

[4/7/2013 10:04:27 PM] Josie: Slug: Not well, no. They hadn't spoken in years, actually!

[4/7/2013 10:04:40 PM] Coil: Why not?

[4/7/2013 10:06:27 PM] Josie: Slug: Well, it's rather difficult for me to explain.

[4/7/2013 10:07:48 PM] Josie: Slug: However, it seems that Stella believed Irene was wasting her talent by going into the military.

[4/7/2013 10:08:18 PM] Josie: Slug: ... which seemed rather odd, as Stella now works for the Coalition forces herself, doesn't she? How strange! Humans are really rather *odd*, aren't they?

[4/7/2013 10:08:52 PM] Coil: Is that the only reason?

[4/7/2013 10:10:33 PM] Josie: Slug: I believe there was a certain amount of rivalry.

[4/7/2013 10:11:02 PM] Josie: Slug: Irene felt the parents favored Stella.

[4/7/2013 10:11:09 PM] Josie: Slug: ... I say, is that *really* how you reproduce?

[4/7/2013 10:11:18 PM] Coil: ...yes.

[4/7/2013 10:11:34 PM] Josie: Slug: Isn't it terribly awkward?

[4/7/2013 10:11:59 PM] Coil: No, it's actually rather nice.

[4/7/2013 10:12:31 PM] Josie: Slug: But it does seem rather undignified, doesn't it? I do wonder you haven't found a more civilized alternative.

[4/7/2013 10:14:04 PM] Coil: Well, there are other ways to reproduce, but they're not as... personal, I suppose.  Anyway.  Stella Lark.  What did she do before she joined the military?

[4/7/2013 10:15:15 PM] Josie: Slug: She went to school. ... for quite some time, apparently. ... oh dear, that does seem to be classified.

[4/7/2013 10:15:33 PM] Josie: Slug: You won't tell anyone, will you? I do hate to think that I've let the captain down.

[4/7/2013 10:15:57 PM] Coil: I won't.  I need to know.

[4/7/2013 10:16:19 PM] Josie: Slug: Ah, good.

[4/7/2013 10:17:07 PM] Josie: Slug: Its *name* had school in it, but I believe it seems to have been some sort of augmentation facility.

[4/7/2013 10:18:14 PM] Coil: ... what do you mean by that?  You said name weird.

[4/7/2013 10:19:17 PM] Josie: Slug: Well, it was called Kasmira School of Higher Education Facilitation.

[4/7/2013 10:19:50 PM] Josie: Slug: However, Irene seems not to have liked to think about it much on the grounds that it was a classified location.

[4/7/2013 10:22:18 PM] Josie: Slug: ... and she did not approve.

[4/7/2013 10:28:50 PM] Coil: ((Back!  Sorry.))

[4/7/2013 10:29:01 PM] Josie: ((No worries.))

[4/7/2013 10:29:03 PM] Coil: Hmm.  did she suspect what it was they did there?

[4/7/2013 10:29:10 PM] Josie: Slug: Yes.

[4/7/2013 10:29:17 PM] Coil: ((Bathroom.))

[4/7/2013 10:29:24 PM] Coil: What did she suspect?

[4/7/2013 10:30:43 PM] Josie: ((Figured it was that or neighborlady!))

[4/7/2013 10:31:01 PM] Josie: Slug: ... some sort of augmentation. She didn't know what it was, specifically, but they had a bit of a falling-out over it.

[4/7/2013 10:31:43 PM] Coil: Stella Lark claimed she was butterfly-trained at reading people.

[4/7/2013 10:31:57 PM] Coil: Was Irene Lark augmented?

[4/7/2013 10:32:08 PM] Josie: Slug: No. At least, not that she knew of.

[4/7/2013 10:32:42 PM] Coil: ... I never got augmented either.  Thought about it, but... anyway.

[4/7/2013 10:33:06 PM] Coil: Did Irene Lark know that her sister was on this station?

[4/7/2013 10:33:54 PM] Josie: Slug: Oh yes. Stella invited m... her here.

[4/7/2013 10:35:35 PM] Coil: What did Stella know about you?

[4/7/2013 10:35:59 PM] Josie: Slug: Me? Nothing, I should think. I seem to be classified.

[4/7/2013 10:39:12 PM] Coil: ...who was she supposed to report to on the station?

[4/7/2013 10:40:47 PM] Josie: Slug: Captain Beresford. I believe he was on board earlier.

[4/7/2013 10:43:25 PM] Coil: ... does any of this seem fishy to you?

[4/7/2013 10:44:04 PM] Josie: Slug: Why no! Not at all.

[4/7/2013 10:44:12 PM] Josie: The slug smiles cheerfully.

[4/7/2013 10:44:36 PM] Coil: ... never mind.  I forgot for a second who I was asking.  Does any of this seem suspicious?

[4/7/2013 10:44:51 PM] Josie: Slug: Suspicious? Why, should it?

[4/7/2013 10:45:27 PM] Coil: I don't know.  The Larks weren't talking.

[4/7/2013 10:46:21 PM] Josie: Slug: Oh, Stella asked Irene to come. She was quite apologetic; Irene hoped for a reconciliation attempt.

[4/7/2013 10:47:23 PM] Coil: Oh, never mind then.

[4/7/2013 10:47:47 PM] Coil: Did Irene have any idea what kind of augmentation  Stella had?

[4/7/2013 10:48:36 PM] Josie: Slug: None!

[4/7/2013 10:48:41 PM] Josie: Slug: Is it important?

[4/7/2013 10:49:11 PM] Coil: Possibly.

[4/7/2013 10:49:23 PM] Coil: Was Irene involved in any illicit activies?

[4/7/2013 10:50:36 PM] Josie: Slug: No! ... not that I'm aware of, at least.

[4/7/2013 10:50:45 PM] Josie: Slug: I don't have access to *everything* you know.

[4/7/2013 10:50:57 PM] Coil: You don't?

[4/7/2013 10:53:17 PM] Josie: Slug: No.

[4/7/2013 10:53:36 PM] Josie: Slug: There are gaps.

[4/7/2013 10:55:23 PM] Coil: Oh.

[4/7/2013 10:55:35 PM] Josie: Slug: Sorry!

[4/7/2013 10:56:48 PM] Coil: That's okay.

[4/7/2013 10:59:09 PM] Josie: Slug smiles.

[4/7/2013 10:59:19 PM] Coil: ... you need to pick a name.

[4/7/2013 11:00:57 PM] Josie: Slug: Perhaps something related to Irene? It means "peace."

[4/7/2013 11:01:21 PM] Coil: Sure.  I have to puzzle my way out of the quagmire we're in.

[4/7/2013 11:02:18 PM] Josie: Slug: All right! I await your decision.

[4/7/2013 11:06:13 PM] Josie: She beams.

[4/7/2013 11:07:28 PM] Coil: .... I'm not going to name you.  You can name yourself.

[4/7/2013 11:07:39 PM] Josie: Slug: I would consider it a great kindness.

[4/7/2013 11:08:01 PM] Josie: Slug: As I understand it, your people rarely name themselves.

[4/7/2013 11:08:23 PM] Coil: Coil rubs his eyes.

[4/7/2013 11:08:26 PM] Coil: Fine.

[4/7/2013 11:08:33 PM] Coil: Coil leaves the cockpit!

[4/7/2013 11:10:00 PM] Josie: Where does he head next?

[4/7/2013 11:11:17 PM] Josie: ((I've been cleaning the kitchen this whole time. Sorry for any long pauses. My mom may be coming over some time as early as next week and I'm like OMG HOUSE A PIT MUST CLEAN.))

[4/7/2013 11:12:26 PM] Coil: Back to his room for now!

[4/7/2013 11:12:59 PM] Josie: It's empty.

[4/7/2013 11:14:17 PM] Josie: And blessedly free of women.

[4/7/2013 11:14:51 PM] Coil: Coil sits down and rubs his eyes.

[4/7/2013 11:16:26 PM] Josie: Pretty quiet!

[4/7/2013 11:18:52 PM] Coil: Coil briefly considers going on a killing spree.

[4/7/2013 11:19:08 PM] Josie: It would be quite possible!

[4/7/2013 11:20:09 PM] Josie: You could fairly easily disable the slug; Lou seems nonviolent; and you could probably get Stella drunk enough to kill easily. Alice could be turned off or her CPU destroyed. Of course that does leave Vir, but if you shot him in the back...

[4/7/2013 11:24:10 PM] Coil: Tempting!  So... very... tempting!

[4/7/2013 11:25:13 PM] Josie: You could do it. No one would ever know!

[4/7/2013 11:26:59 PM] Josie: You know you want to!

[4/7/2013 11:31:55 PM] Coil: Coil won't, though.

[4/7/2013 11:32:32 PM] Josie: What does he want to do next, then!

[4/7/2013 11:38:44 PM] Coil: Coil doesn't know.  He goes to find.... Lou, I suppose.

[4/7/2013 11:40:19 PM] Josie: Lou is still in the kitchen. She's re-rearranging the food, frowning, but turns to smile at you as you approach. "Well, well, well. What do *you* want?"

[4/7/2013 11:43:25 PM | Edited 11:43:32 PM] Coil: The ability to travel in time to undo mistakes I've made.  You?

[4/7/2013 11:44:04 PM] Josie: Lou: ... good idea. What mistake you need undoing? I might be able to help.

[4/7/2013 11:44:41 PM] Coil: I wish you could, Lou.

[4/7/2013 11:45:27 PM] Josie: Lou: Well, tell me what it is.

[4/7/2013 11:46:52 PM] Coil: Well, I need to go back and time and stop Lark from dying so that her augment twin sister isn't breathing down my neck and "asking" to join my crew.  Can you manage that?

[4/7/2013 11:47:52 PM] Josie: Lou: ... oh. No, but I can give her a criminal record and arrange for her supervisor to find out so she gets fired, if you want.

[4/7/2013 11:50:45 PM] Coil: No, that wouldn't help.

[4/7/2013 11:52:34 PM] Josie: Lou: Hmm. It might be fun, though.

[4/7/2013 11:52:55 PM] Coil: We're not doing that.

[4/7/2013 11:55:09 PM] Josie: Lou: ... are you always going to stop me from having fun?

[4/7/2013 11:56:10 PM] Coil: If I don't get to solve everything by killing everyone you don't get to have fun by destroying people with your computer hackery.

[4/7/2013 11:59:01 PM] Josie: Lou: ... you wouldn't really kill everyone, would you?

[4/7/2013 11:59:09 PM] Josie: She looks at him nervously.

[4/7/2013 11:59:19 PM] Coil: ...no.

[4/7/2013 11:59:45 PM] Coil: No, I wouldn't.

[4/8/2013 12:00:18 AM] Josie: Lou: ... good.

[4/8/2013 12:00:22 AM] Josie: Lou: So what *do* you want me to do?

[4/8/2013 12:05:57 AM] Coil: .... I want you to dig up whatever you can on Stella Lark without flagging their systems.

[4/8/2013 12:06:34 AM] Josie: Lou grins, showing her fangy little teeth. "Ooh. All right. How long do I have?"

[4/8/2013 12:06:52 AM] Coil: A few hours.

[4/8/2013 12:10:06 AM] Josie: Lou: Right.

[4/8/2013 12:10:22 AM] Josie: She hops up. "I'll use the terminal in my room. Don't bug me, see you in a couple hours, cappy."

[4/8/2013 12:10:28 AM] Josie: She skips off. Literally skips.

[4/8/2013 12:10:58 AM] Coil: Coil nods.

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