[4/10/2013 9:32:24 PM] Josie: Stella is now a member of the crew, albeit a scantily-clad one. Coil named the slug Althea. And Alice can now walk, although her personality has been permanently damaged, leaving her a bit flat.

[4/10/2013 9:33:13 PM] Josie: Coil has accepted what appears to be a simple ferrying assignment, with a single passenger--and he's arrived at the pick-up planet.

[4/10/2013 9:33:18 PM] Coil: Yep!

[4/10/2013 9:33:34 PM] Coil: He's getting dressed and is going to meet the passenger.  He was going to find Althea first, though.

[4/10/2013 9:34:15 PM] Josie: He finds Althea in the kitchen/dining room, lying down on the table.

[4/10/2013 9:35:00 PM] Coil: ... you all right?

[4/10/2013 9:35:44 PM] Josie: Althea: Yes! However, it doesn't seem to be working.

[4/10/2013 9:36:07 PM] Coil: Trying to sleep?  Why dont' you do that in your quarters?

[4/10/2013 9:37:16 PM] Josie: Althea: Is that the usual location?

[4/10/2013 9:38:11 PM] Coil: Where one sleeps?  Yes.

[4/10/2013 9:39:50 PM] Josie: Althea: Oh! However do they all fit in there?

[4/10/2013 9:40:05 PM] Coil: ... you have your own room.

[4/10/2013 9:40:24 PM] Coil: ((brb a sec.))

[4/10/2013 9:41:16 PM] Josie: Althea: ... oh, each person goes to *their* rooms. Yes, that does make sense.

[4/10/2013 9:50:33 PM] Coil: ((Back!  Bathroom.  Stoopid stomach.))

[4/10/2013 9:51:05 PM] Coil: Coil nods.  "You might want to ask Stella if she has any clothes you can borrow.  You can't keep wearing that uniform."

[4/10/2013 9:51:21 PM] Josie: ((*hug*))

[4/10/2013 9:51:33 PM] Josie: Althea: Oh! All right. Yes, Irene says it isn't proper.

[4/10/2013 9:52:04 PM] Coil: Good.  I'm going to meet our passenger.

[4/10/2013 9:52:56 PM] Josie: Althea: All right!

[4/10/2013 9:53:04 PM] Josie: The slug hops off the table and wanders off, humming.

[4/10/2013 9:53:18 PM] Coil: Coil goes to meet the passenger!

[4/10/2013 9:55:42 PM] Josie: Said passenger is being dropped off by a shuttle, which is busily docking with your ship at the moment. There's a slight whump as it does.

[4/10/2013 9:57:10 PM] Josie: The intercom flicks on. "Hey, is anybody there? Let me in!"

[4/10/2013 9:57:52 PM] Coil: Coil sighs, and opens the door.

[4/10/2013 10:00:15 PM] Josie: A man steps in! He's tall, tan and handsome, with perfect teeth, stylish clothes and a blaster at each side. "It's about time you got here."

[4/10/2013 10:00:32 PM] Josie: There's a muttered "good riddance" from the other side of the door and the airlock shuts.

[4/10/2013 10:00:54 PM] Coil: "Welcome aboard.  I'm Captain Hakan Coil."

[4/10/2013 10:03:17 PM] Josie: He smiles. "Well, it's good to meet you. I'm Dirk Resini. I trust you've already received your first payment?"

[4/10/2013 10:03:23 PM] Josie: He offers his hand to Coil.

[4/10/2013 10:03:23 PM] Coil: ((Does he move like a professional... anything?))

[4/10/2013 10:03:33 PM] Josie: Possibly a professional actor.

[4/10/2013 10:03:45 PM] Coil: ((I mean, does he move like he knows how to fight?))

[4/10/2013 10:03:51 PM] Coil: Coil takes his hand.

[4/10/2013 10:04:00 PM] Coil: ((DId he receive the first payment?))

[4/10/2013 10:04:39 PM] Josie: Yep.

[4/10/2013 10:04:45 PM] Josie: Strong, manly handshake.

[4/10/2013 10:04:52 PM] Coil: I did.

[4/10/2013 10:05:05 PM] Josie: Resini: Excellent. We'd best be on our way, then, don't you think?

[4/10/2013 10:05:17 PM] Coil: In a rush?

[4/10/2013 10:06:22 PM] Josie: Resini: Why, no, whyever would you think that?

[4/10/2013 10:06:48 PM] Coil: Well, then I'll show you to your quarters for the trip first.

[4/10/2013 10:07:31 PM] Josie: The ship shakes.

[4/10/2013 10:07:39 PM] Josie: And the intercom flickers on.

[4/10/2013 10:07:41 PM] Coil: ... huh.

[4/10/2013 10:07:51 PM] Josie: Vir: Captain, I believe someone is firing on us. Or has rammed us.

[4/10/2013 10:08:03 PM] Coil: Coil *stares* at Dirk.

[4/10/2013 10:08:36 PM] Josie: Dirk: ... what?

[4/10/2013 10:09:12 PM] Coil: Come with me.

[4/10/2013 10:09:24 PM] Coil: Coil goes to the bridge!

[4/10/2013 10:09:31 PM] Josie: Resini follows him.

[4/10/2013 10:09:45 PM] Josie: On the way, the ship shakes again, this time harder.

[4/10/2013 10:10:29 PM] Coil: Coil bursts onto the bridge!  "What's going on?"

[4/10/2013 10:11:05 PM] Josie: Vir: I don't know. A ship is firing on us and they're not responding to requests for communication.

[4/10/2013 10:11:30 PM] Coil: Coil sits down in his seat.

[4/10/2013 10:11:37 PM] Coil: Any ID on the ship?

[4/10/2013 10:11:39 PM] Josie: Vir: I need to patch the hull.

[4/10/2013 10:11:51 PM] Josie: Vir: None. Good luck.

[4/10/2013 10:11:52 PM] Coil: Go, I've got it up here.

[4/10/2013 10:11:55 PM] Josie: He runs out.

[4/10/2013 10:12:05 PM] Josie: Resini: Well, what a coincidence.

[4/10/2013 10:12:12 PM] Coil: Do tell.

[4/10/2013 10:12:46 PM] Josie: The slug pops in. "I say, what's going on?" ... she's wearing a miniskirt and a tiny, tiny shirt; Resini blatantly ogles her.

[4/10/2013 10:13:14 PM] Coil: Coil smacks Resini upside the head.

[4/10/2013 10:13:26 PM] Coil: What is a coincidence?

[4/10/2013 10:14:07 PM] Josie: Resini: Ouch! What was that for?

[4/10/2013 10:14:10 PM] Josie: He glares.

[4/10/2013 10:14:19 PM] Josie: Resini: Oh, that we should be attacked just now. Odd.

[4/10/2013 10:14:33 PM] Josie: Althea: Are we under attack? How exciting!

[4/10/2013 10:16:37 PM] Coil: Why are we under attack, Resini?

[4/10/2013 10:16:51 PM] Josie: Resini: I have no idea!

[4/10/2013 10:16:57 PM] Coil: I don't believe you.

[4/10/2013 10:16:57 PM] Josie: The ship shakes again!

[4/10/2013 10:17:05 PM] Josie: Resini: How should I know?!

[4/10/2013 10:17:08 PM] Coil: Coil tries to hail the attacking ship.

[4/10/2013 10:17:40 PM] Josie: Vir's voice crackles over the intercom. "We are losing hull integrity. I may have to seal off part of the ship temporarily."

[4/10/2013 10:17:49 PM] Coil: Okay.

[4/10/2013 10:17:52 PM] Josie: What's he going to say.

[4/10/2013 10:17:58 PM] Coil: Coil starts evasive maneuvers!

[4/10/2013 10:18:18 PM] Coil: Coil yells into the com.  "What the hell do you want?"

[4/10/2013 10:20:28 PM] Josie: The viewscreen flickers on. It's a female pilot, wearing a half-helmet and a blue jumpsuit. "To watch you DIE."

[4/10/2013 10:20:44 PM] Coil: "Why?"

[4/10/2013 10:20:48 PM] Josie: Resini is inching back toward the door.

[4/10/2013 10:21:03 PM] Coil: Coil draws his gun and points it at Dirk. "Dont' move."

[4/10/2013 10:21:10 PM] Josie: Pilot: Because of that dirtbag behind you!

[4/10/2013 10:21:25 PM] Coil: Coil looks at Althea.  "Go get Stella, would you?"

[4/10/2013 10:21:34 PM] Josie: Althea nods, and scurries away.

[4/10/2013 10:21:50 PM] Josie: Resini puts his hands up, and sputters. "I have no idea what you're talking about!"

[4/10/2013 10:22:00 PM] Josie: Pilot: She's pregnant, you sack of shite!

[4/10/2013 10:22:41 PM] Josie: Resini: Now, now, Matilde, don't be hasty...

[4/10/2013 10:23:08 PM] Coil: We were hired to shuttle you, Resini.  We're not bodyguards.  We're sure as hell not going to die for you.

[4/10/2013 10:23:55 PM] Josie: Resini: I'll pay extra!

[4/10/2013 10:24:14 PM] Josie: Pilot: Oh, no you don't, you're *dead*, Resini. *Dead.*

[4/10/2013 10:24:31 PM] Josie: She jabs a finger at the console, and the ship goes dark for a moment.

[4/10/2013 10:25:01 PM] Josie: The emergency lights flicker on, followed by the regular lights resuming their function.

[4/10/2013 10:25:29 PM] Coil: Coil is continuing evasive maneuvers!

[4/10/2013 10:26:47 PM] Coil: Coil glances at the shipboard diagnostics.

[4/10/2013 10:26:59 PM] Coil: "Hold on, we can work this out."

[4/10/2013 10:27:30 PM] Josie: The engine room has taken a hit and a hull breach is quite likely if you're hit again.

[4/10/2013 10:27:32 PM] Josie: Pilot: How?

[4/10/2013 10:27:44 PM] Josie: Resini: I'll pay you double!

[4/10/2013 10:28:23 PM] Coil: You stop damaging my ship, he's all yours.

[4/10/2013 10:28:54 PM] Coil: Coil is trying to keep the ship moving and hard to hit.

[4/10/2013 10:29:04 PM] Josie: Resini: Triple!

[4/10/2013 10:29:19 PM] Josie: Pilot: Oh, really? Give me one good reason!

[4/10/2013 10:29:32 PM] Josie: Stella steps in; Resini immediately ogles her, too.

[4/10/2013 10:29:47 PM] Coil: You want to kill him, fine, but do you really want to kill me and my crew?

[4/10/2013 10:30:04 PM] Josie: Pilot: I don't care!

[4/10/2013 10:30:14 PM] Josie: She pokes at the console again; this time she misses, though.

[4/10/2013 10:30:28 PM] Coil: Fine.

[4/10/2013 10:30:31 PM] Josie: Stella: What's going on?

[4/10/2013 10:30:50 PM] Coil: This asshole is going to get us killed because he got her sister pregnant.

[4/10/2013 10:31:15 PM] Josie: Pilot: Sister! I wish! It was my *mother.*

[4/10/2013 10:31:25 PM] Coil: ...

[4/10/2013 10:31:30 PM] Josie: Resini: ... really? She's very well preserved for her age.

[4/10/2013 10:31:42 PM] Coil: I can't negotiate and keep us alive at the same time, STella.

[4/10/2013 10:31:55 PM] Josie: The pilot jabs at the console and releases a hail of firepower! ... it all misses.

[4/10/2013 10:32:38 PM] Josie: Stella: I can negotiate if you want. But frankly, we're already offering her what she wants--him tied up to do whatever she likes to him. Anything. That's the best we can offer.

[4/10/2013 10:32:54 PM] Josie: Resini: What! I've already offered a higher fee! What more do you want?

[4/10/2013 10:33:20 PM] Josie: The pilot looks thoughtful all of a sudden. "... anything, huh?"

[4/10/2013 10:33:27 PM] Josie: Resini: You can't do that! I paid you!

[4/10/2013 10:34:33 PM] Coil: Didn't pay us enough to die for you.

[4/10/2013 10:35:03 PM] Josie: Resini: You don't have to die! Shoot back or something!

[4/10/2013 10:35:22 PM] Coil: I really don't know either of you two, and I *already* like you less than her.

[4/10/2013 10:35:42 PM] Josie: Resini: Oh, sure, take her side!

[4/10/2013 10:36:05 PM] Josie: Pilot: Yes, take my side. I'll give you what he paid if you truss him up for me.

[4/10/2013 10:36:18 PM] Josie: Resini: Double! Triple! Anything! She'll *kill* me.

[4/10/2013 10:36:51 PM] Coil: Maybe then you'll *learn* something.

[4/10/2013 10:37:31 PM] Josie: Resini: I can't learn anything if I'm *dead*!

[4/10/2013 10:37:40 PM] Josie: He turns and runs!

[4/10/2013 10:38:07 PM] Josie: Stella looks at the pilot. "There's nowhere for him to run, really. We'll catch him."

[4/10/2013 10:38:39 PM] Coil: Coil shoots Resini in the leg, since he no longer has to evade!

[4/10/2013 10:38:49 PM] Josie: Pilot: Oh yeah? ... tell you what, shave his head for me and I'll double what he paid you.

[4/10/2013 10:39:07 PM] Josie: Resini yelps, but keeps fleeing, limping along like the desperate man he so obviously is!

[4/10/2013 10:39:50 PM] Coil: All right.  I also want enough extra money to repair the damage you inflicted.

[4/10/2013 10:40:09 PM] Josie: Pilot: Oh, fine.

[4/10/2013 10:41:01 PM] Josie: Stella uses the intercom. "All hands: An intruder is aboard. Male, 6'1", medium build, wearing a green shirt and dark pants and carrying a blaster. He's wounded in the leg. We want him alive."

[4/10/2013 10:41:28 PM] Coil: Coil steadies the ship and goes after Resini.

[4/10/2013 10:43:16 PM] Josie: Stella takes his place at the console.

[4/10/2013 10:43:48 PM] Josie: Coil goes around the corner and damn near gets shot by Lou, who's found one of his extra guns somewhere.

[4/10/2013 10:44:32 PM | Edited 10:44:44 PM] Coil: /me blinks. "Dont' shoot me."

[4/10/2013 10:44:50 PM] Josie: Lou: ... wasn't plannin' on it. This way's clear!

[4/10/2013 10:44:55 PM] Josie: She gestures back to the engine room.

[4/10/2013 10:45:25 PM] Coil: Coil nods!

[4/10/2013 10:45:31 PM] Coil: He searches the cabins.

[4/10/2013 10:46:13 PM] Josie: Nothing in the first one!

[4/10/2013 10:46:23 PM] Josie: The slug, weeping, in the second one.

[4/10/2013 10:46:47 PM] Coil: You okay?

[4/10/2013 10:47:59 PM] Josie: Althea: He struck me on the face! I'm quite positive I feel pain!

[4/10/2013 10:48:03 PM] Josie: She has a black eye.

[4/10/2013 10:48:11 PM] Coil: Where is he?

[4/10/2013 10:48:53 PM] Josie: Althea: I don't know! He ran off.

[4/10/2013 10:49:16 PM] Coil: Coil springs off in search of the bastard.

[4/10/2013 10:50:37 PM] Josie: He searches another couple of compartments; in the last one, Stella's, he finds him; the guy immediately shoots at Coil.

[4/10/2013 10:51:37 PM] Coil: Coil dodges.  "You son of a bitch.  I was *trying* to get us all out of this alive.  But you had to assault one of my crew."

[4/10/2013 10:53:10 PM] Josie: Resini: She jumped out at me!

[4/10/2013 10:53:57 PM] Coil: She isn't capable of harming a fly.  So I'm no longer inclined to help you out.

[4/10/2013 10:54:47 PM] Josie: Resini: What do you mean help me out, you're turning me over to that maniac!

[4/10/2013 10:55:29 PM] Coil: I was going to try and get her over here, knock her out, set her back on her ship unconscious, and shuttle you off.

[4/10/2013 10:55:43 PM] Josie: Resini: We can still do that! We can still do that!

[4/10/2013 10:55:54 PM] Coil: I'm not terribly inclined to.

[4/10/2013 10:57:12 PM] Josie: Alice taps Coil on the shoulder softly to let him know she's there.

[4/10/2013 10:57:16 PM] Josie: Resini: Why not?!

[4/10/2013 10:57:25 PM] Coil: You punched Althea.

[4/10/2013 10:57:44 PM] Josie: Resini: You shot me!

[4/10/2013 10:57:51 PM] Coil: It's a flesh wound, you baby.

[4/10/2013 10:58:10 PM] Josie: Resini: She's just got a bruise!

[4/10/2013 10:58:27 PM] Josie: Alice appears to be waiting for an order. She's unarmed.

[4/10/2013 11:00:37 PM] Coil: Give me one good reason I shouldn't turn you over.

[4/10/2013 11:01:16 PM] Josie: Resini: She'll kill me and you know it!

[4/10/2013 11:01:32 PM] Josie: Resini: Please! I'll... I'll give you all the money I have! Everything!

[4/10/2013 11:02:50 PM] Coil: All right.   Drop the gun.

[4/10/2013 11:03:31 PM] Josie: There's a clicking noise as *something* drops to the ground in there.

[4/10/2013 11:03:39 PM] Coil: And the other.

[4/10/2013 11:04:37 PM] Josie: Another clunk.

[4/10/2013 11:04:44 PM] Coil: Now slide them toward the door.

[4/10/2013 11:06:13 PM] Josie: One of the guns shows up against the door. The other one clunks and remains not visible from where Coil is standing.

[4/10/2013 11:06:43 PM] Coil: Coil looks at Alice.  "Go knock him unconscious.  No permanent harm."

[4/10/2013 11:08:34 PM] Josie: Alice nods, and steps in. There's a couple of thuds and a high-pitched yelp, and Alice steps out again, carrying the unconscious Resini.

[4/10/2013 11:10:26 PM] Josie: Alice: He has a third gun.

[4/10/2013 11:14:15 PM] Josie: Alice hands it to Coil.

[4/10/2013 11:14:47 PM] Coil: Coil takes it.  "Good work, Alice.  Get him tied up and bring him to the hold."

[4/10/2013 11:16:25 PM] Josie: Alice: ... very well.

[4/10/2013 11:16:29 PM] Josie: She carries him off!

[4/10/2013 11:16:42 PM] Coil: Coil heads back to the bridge!

[4/10/2013 11:18:17 PM] Josie: Stella is still there, talking to the pilot about hair care in space. They seem friendly.

[4/10/2013 11:18:39 PM] Coil: We have him.

[4/10/2013 11:19:23 PM | Edited 11:20:48 PM] Josie: The pilot makes a face. "You can keep him. Stella's right, he's not worth it. Just promise me to do something humiliating to him, like putting him somewhere crowded wearing only a single sock."

[4/10/2013 11:19:51 PM | Edited 11:20:29 PM] Coil: Oh, okay.

[4/10/2013 11:20:23 PM] Coil: ((What the frick.))

[4/10/2013 11:20:35 PM] Coil: Coil looks at Stella.

[4/10/2013 11:20:43 PM] Josie: ((?))

[4/10/2013 11:20:44 PM] Coil: ((my touchpad is spazzing out.))

[4/10/2013 11:21:23 PM] Coil: ((That's the second time that I started a post with /me and I hit the touch pad and it deletes the first part of the post.))

[4/10/2013 11:21:41 PM] Josie: ((... weeeeird.))

[4/10/2013 11:22:08 PM] Josie: Stella smiles. "Don't forget to write."

[4/10/2013 11:22:18 PM] Josie: Pilot: Yeah, yeah, I will. See you.

[4/10/2013 11:22:26 PM] Josie: She severs communications.

[4/10/2013 11:24:02 PM] Coil: ... good work, Stella.

[4/10/2013 11:24:43 PM] Josie: Stella smiles. "I just pointed out that physical pain wouldn't hurt him as much as embarassment."

[4/10/2013 11:25:05 PM] Josie: The console bings! ... a sum of money has been deposited in Coil's bank account. It's about twice what it will take to repair the ship.

[4/10/2013 11:25:30 PM] Coil: ...hmm.  Well.  Did you get any details on what this asshole did?

[4/10/2013 11:25:55 PM] Josie: Stella: Yes. He slept around and got Cass's mother pregnant while he was at it.

[4/10/2013 11:26:06 PM] Josie: Stella: Then tried to run away.

[4/10/2013 11:26:55 PM] Coil: He's unconscious and trussed up in the hold now.  I figure we'll let him twist a bit.

[4/10/2013 11:27:46 PM] Josie: Stella: He isn't a very nice man.  He also stole some money from them.

[4/10/2013 11:28:14 PM] Coil: I didn't want to knock her unconscious.

[4/10/2013 11:28:25 PM] Josie: Stella: Would you have?

[4/10/2013 11:29:32 PM] Coil: That was the plan.  Get her over here, knock her out, put her on her ship, we fly away while she was out.  Our reputation is pretty important in this line of work, and it's bad form to turn on a contract like that.

[4/10/2013 11:30:11 PM] Josie: Stella: Fortunately we didn't need to.

[4/10/2013 11:30:19 PM] Coil: Yes.

[4/10/2013 11:30:20 PM] Josie: She stands up and moves aside so that Coil can sit.

[4/10/2013 11:30:53 PM] Coil: Coil nods.  "Thanks.  You did good.  He punched Althea, you might want to look in on her."

[4/10/2013 11:31:08 PM] Josie: Stella: She doesn't understand clothes.

[4/10/2013 11:32:18 PM] Coil: She doesn't understand a lot of things.

[4/10/2013 11:32:42 PM] Josie: Stella: No. And Irene's in her head. I... checked.

[4/10/2013 11:33:08 PM] Coil: Oh.  Are you okay?

[4/10/2013 11:33:34 PM] Josie: Stella: Why wouldn't I be?

[4/10/2013 11:34:01 PM] Coil: I don't know.  I imagine going into her head might be... tough.

[4/10/2013 11:35:14 PM] Josie: Stella: It's a little... unusual to have two people in there.

[4/10/2013 11:35:39 PM] Coil: Coil clicks in the comlink.  "Vir.  You okay?"

[4/10/2013 11:36:44 PM] Josie: Vir: No. I would appreciate some medical assistance.

[4/10/2013 11:36:49 PM] Coil: ...dammit.

[4/10/2013 11:36:54 PM] Coil: Coil goes to Vir!

[4/10/2013 11:38:08 PM] Josie: Vir is bleeding from a huge gash on his right arm. He's largely ignoring it and doing something with a very large piece of the engine.

[4/10/2013 11:38:19 PM] Coil: What happened?

[4/10/2013 11:38:47 PM] Josie: Vir: I had to stop a hull breach and was not quite fast enough.

[4/10/2013 11:39:25 PM] Coil: Coil goes and grabs a medkit, wrapping the wound on his arm.

[4/10/2013 11:41:00 PM] Josie: Vir pulls away. "Perhaps the slug should look at it first."

[4/10/2013 11:41:36 PM] Coil: "I've had to patch plenty of my own wounds.  But I'll go get her."

[4/10/2013 11:41:46 PM] Coil: ((Grr.  What the heck.))

[4/10/2013 11:41:58 PM] Coil: Coil frowns and nods.

[4/10/2013 11:42:10 PM] Coil: Coil goes to get Althea!

[4/10/2013 11:42:23 PM] Josie: Vir: Thank you.

[4/10/2013 11:43:35 PM] Josie: Althea's not crying anymore; she's apparently learning to... knit...?

[4/10/2013 11:43:52 PM] Coil: Althea, Vir is wounded, he needs your help.

[4/10/2013 11:43:54 PM] Josie: Judging by the two needles and the yarn, which is somehow wrapped around her face and legs.

[4/10/2013 11:46:07 PM] Josie: Althea: Oh! ... er... I could use some help? I seem to have had a mishap with the yarn.

[4/10/2013 11:46:16 PM] Coil: Coil helps her.

[4/10/2013 11:48:02 PM] Coil: There.  Can you help Vir?

[4/10/2013 11:48:37 PM] Josie: She gets untangled! "Yes, of course! Oh, Irene wants me to tell you something."

[4/10/2013 11:48:48 PM] Coil: What?

[4/10/2013 11:50:04 PM] Josie: Althea leans forward and kisses Coil! ... inexpertly, of course, but with the usual sluggy enthusiasm.

[4/10/2013 11:50:29 PM] Coil: That was doign something, not telling me something.

[4/10/2013 11:51:14 PM] Josie: Althea beams. "She said it would tell you something. Did I do it properly?"

[4/10/2013 11:51:45 PM] Coil: ... I suppose.  ((Was it on the lips or the cheek?))

[4/10/2013 11:52:31 PM] Josie: Lips.

[4/10/2013 11:52:46 PM] Josie: Althea: You don't sound at all certain. Should I try it again?

[4/10/2013 11:53:01 PM] Coil: No, it's okay.  Go help Vir.

[4/10/2013 11:54:16 PM] Josie: Althea: All right!

[4/10/2013 11:54:19 PM] Josie: She beams and bounces off.

[4/10/2013 11:56:17 PM] Coil: Coil shakes his head and goes to the cargo hold.

[4/10/2013 11:57:37 PM] Josie: Alice is standing there, expressionless, and Resini is curled up on his side, tied up in dozens of knotted loops.

[4/10/2013 11:57:43 PM] Josie: Resini: Help! She's crazy!

[4/10/2013 11:58:03 PM] Coil: No, no she's not.

[4/10/2013 11:58:20 PM] Coil: Good news, Resini, you get to live.

[4/10/2013 11:58:46 PM] Josie: Alice: I am merely impaired.

[4/10/2013 11:59:51 PM] Coil: We're en route your destination now.

[4/10/2013 11:59:56 PM] Josie: Resini: We... we are?

[4/11/2013 12:00:02 AM] Coil: Yes.

[4/11/2013 12:00:11 AM] Josie: Resini: You mean you're not turning me in?

[4/11/2013 12:00:30 AM] Coil: No.

[4/11/2013 12:02:13 AM] Josie: Resini: Oh thank all the gods.

[4/11/2013 12:02:46 AM] Josie: Resini: Now let me out of here.

[4/11/2013 12:03:49 AM] Coil: ... nah.  You still punched my doctor.

[4/11/2013 12:03:58 AM] Josie: Resini: She jumped out at me!

[4/11/2013 12:04:07 AM] Josie: Stella: No, she didn't. You're lying.

[4/11/2013 12:05:09 AM] Josie: Resini: I am not! ... hey, you're twins!

[4/11/2013 12:05:27 AM] Josie: Stella: Yes, and no. I'll thank you to stop undressing me with your eyes.

[4/11/2013 12:05:38 AM] Josie: Resini: If you didn't like the attention you wouldn't be wearing that.

[4/11/2013 12:05:46 AM] Josie: Stella: I'm not wearing it for you.

[4/11/2013 12:07:13 AM] Coil: You can stay there, I think.

[4/11/2013 12:07:18 AM] Coil: think about what you've done.

[4/11/2013 12:07:39 AM] Coil: And treat her with more respect.  She saved your life.

[4/11/2013 12:08:30 AM] Josie: Resini: What are you talking about?!

[4/11/2013 12:08:45 AM] Josie: Stella smiles a little bit.

[4/11/2013 12:09:08 AM] Josie: Resini: You can't leave me here! I'm... the ropes are cutting into my skin! I'm losing circulation!

[4/11/2013 12:09:13 AM] Josie: Stella: No, you're not.

[4/11/2013 12:09:25 AM] Josie: Alice: I tied them... carefully.

[4/11/2013 12:10:51 AM] Coil: You're fine.  Make yourself comfortable.  Get some sleep.

[4/11/2013 12:11:08 AM] Coil: My engineer got wounded because of you.

[4/11/2013 12:11:44 AM] Josie: Resini: Sleep! How can anyone sleep like this?

[4/11/2013 12:11:48 AM] Josie: Alice: I can render you unconscious.

[4/11/2013 12:12:00 AM] Josie: Resini: Uh, no! No, that's all right! Sleep. Yes, I'll sleep.

[4/11/2013 12:12:44 AM] Coil: Coil looks at Alice.  "Can you watch him for me?"

[4/11/2013 12:12:53 AM] Josie: Alice: Yes.

[4/11/2013 12:13:16 AM] Coil: Good.

[4/11/2013 12:13:35 AM] Coil: Coil returns to engineering!

[4/11/2013 12:16:16 AM] Josie: Vir is there, shirtless. So is Althea (not topless, fortunately). He's flexing his bare arm, peering at it curiously. It seems to have dark blue tattoos on it--flowing lines from shoulder to hand. He has a few other similar-colored equally abstract designs on him too.

[4/11/2013 12:16:56 AM] Coil: How is he?

[4/11/2013 12:17:25 AM] Josie: Althea: Much improved! It'll be a bit red for a while.

[4/11/2013 12:17:41 AM] Josie: Vir: I don't know what you did, but it's only a scar now.

[4/11/2013 12:17:53 AM] Coil: Good work.

[4/11/2013 12:18:37 AM] Coil: When we drop Resini off, we'll get things repaired.  Stella talked our attacker into giving us money to repair Argent and then some.

[4/11/2013 12:19:04 AM] Josie: Althea: She *is* rather clever, isn't she?

[4/11/2013 12:19:45 AM] Josie: Vir: I'll need money to buy parts. Not just for this, but for deferred maintenance. And I need to check the hull integrity from the exterior.

[4/11/2013 12:20:12 AM] Coil: We should have enough for that, thankfully.

[4/11/2013 12:20:54 AM] Josie: Vir: Excellent. ... we may also need supplies for the new crew.

[4/11/2013 12:21:11 AM] Josie: Althea: Oh yes, there are a *few* medical things I would really rather like.

[4/11/2013 12:21:19 AM] Josie: Vir: She needs clothing.

[4/11/2013 12:21:41 AM] Coil: She gave us twice what we need to repair the damage.  We should be good.  And yes.  When we drop Resini off we'll get stocked up.

[4/11/2013 12:24:28 AM] Josie: Vir: Good.

[4/11/2013 12:24:32 AM] Josie: Althea: What should I wear?

[4/11/2013 12:25:08 AM] Coil: .... you'll stay on the ship until we get you new clothes.

[4/11/2013 12:26:41 AM] Josie: Althea: All right!

[4/11/2013 12:26:54 AM] Josie: Vir: I need a new coat.

[4/11/2013 12:27:14 AM] Josie: Althea: Oh dear. I'm so sorry. It's just it really is best to cut the clothing off in those circumstances.

[4/11/2013 12:30:52 AM] Josie: Vir: Yes.

[4/11/2013 12:31:00 AM] Coil: ... good work, Althea.

[4/11/2013 12:31:45 AM] Josie: Althea beams.

[4/11/2013 12:32:27 AM] Josie: Althea: Marvellous!

[4/11/2013 12:32:29 AM] Coil: Coil heads back to the bridge!

[4/11/2013 12:32:32 AM] Josie: Vir eyes her.

[4/11/2013 12:33:17 AM] Josie: Stella's there again.

[4/11/2013 12:34:07 AM] Coil: Coil sits down his seat!  "Now.  We drop this fool off and finish this run."

[4/11/2013 12:34:21 AM] Josie: Stella: Is it always this...eventful?

[4/11/2013 12:34:28 AM] Coil: Usually not, actually.

[4/11/2013 12:36:34 AM] Josie: Stella: A shame. I enjoyed that.

[4/11/2013 12:37:32 AM] Coil: Well, my last couple of passenger jobs have been *entirely* too eventful.

[4/11/2013 12:38:34 AM] Josie: Stella: I can see where you might think that. Aren't you glad we're here?

[4/11/2013 12:39:21 AM] Coil: I suppose I am.

[4/11/2013 12:41:28 AM] Coil: Thanks for talking her down.

[4/11/2013 12:41:45 AM] Josie: Stella: It's my job. Besides, she was just angry.

[4/11/2013 12:42:35 AM] Josie: Stella: Love can make people do very stupid things.

[4/11/2013 12:42:47 AM] Coil: Coil nods.  'So I've heard."

[4/11/2013 12:44:25 AM] Josie: Stella: I suppose I'm a good example of that. ... I'm so glad Irene is still alive.

[4/11/2013 12:45:22 AM] Coil: I'm glad that you're glad.  I was worried how you would react.

[4/11/2013 12:46:15 AM] Josie: Stella: That thing is... unusual.

[4/11/2013 12:47:09 AM] Coil: I've noticed.

[4/11/2013 12:47:59 AM] Josie: Stella: It has a very powerful mind.

[4/11/2013 12:49:28 AM] Coil: I'll take your word for that.

[4/11/2013 12:50:16 AM] Josie: Stella: It's not... really very human at all.

[4/11/2013 12:52:45 AM] Coil: I imagine not.

[4/11/2013 12:54:00 AM] Josie: Stella: ... what are you thinking, right now?

[4/11/2013 12:54:12 AM] Coil: Me?  Why do you ask?

[4/11/2013 12:54:21 AM] Josie: Stella: Curiosity.

[4/11/2013 12:56:08 AM] Coil: ... I'm thinking I'd really like to drop this guy off and be done with it.  I'm worried about Vir, though Althea seems to have ably healed him.

[4/11/2013 12:57:17 AM] Josie: Stella: I have no doubt it's capable of that.

[4/11/2013 12:59:30 AM] Josie: Stella: And we'll be rid of him soon. You can relax.

[4/11/2013 1:01:35 AM] Josie: Stella: *Do* you ever relax?

[4/11/2013 1:01:54 AM] Coil: I do.

[4/11/2013 1:02:05 AM] Coil: Things have been stressful lately.

[4/11/2013 1:02:16 AM] Josie: Stella: I can see that.

[4/11/2013 1:04:43 AM] Coil: And I think it's natural to be nervous around attractive mind-readers.

[4/11/2013 1:04:59 AM] Josie: Stella: I don't think it's *just* around me.

[4/11/2013 1:07:07 AM] Coil: Hmm?

[4/11/2013 1:08:37 AM] Josie: Stella: You're pretty high-strung at the moment. You should get some rest. Doing something fun.

[4/11/2013 1:10:03 AM] Coil: ... not a bad idea.

[4/11/2013 1:11:17 AM] Josie: Stella: I could play for you. Or you could take a *very* cold shower.

[4/11/2013 1:11:56 AM] Coil: I think just sleeping and not being awoken by a blank-faced android could be enough.

[4/11/2013 1:12:49 AM] Josie: Stella: I recommend some strenuous activity first. You'll sleep better.

[4/11/2013 1:13:27 AM] Coil: I'll work out a bit.

[4/11/2013 1:14:10 AM] Josie: Stella: That would be very civilized of you.

[4/11/2013 1:14:42 AM] Coil: Coil smiles a little.  "I've rarely been accused of being uncivilized."

[4/11/2013 1:17:10 AM] Josie: Stella: Oh? I keep expecting you to drag me down and ravish me.

[4/11/2013 1:17:25 AM] Coil: Do I really seem the ravishing type?

[4/11/2013 1:18:16 AM] Josie: Stella: Maybe.

[4/11/2013 1:18:39 AM] Josie: Stella: Maybe some day.

[4/11/2013 1:19:27 AM] Josie: She leans over and kisses him on the forehead, leaving quietly.

[4/11/2013 1:22:01 AM] Coil: Coil sighs and sits back in this seat, then heads to his quarters!