You walk with Quiet Riot and Marigold to pick up your bikes. To your left is the big Garage, and all around there are people dancing around in the rain. You just tried to Read Quiet Riot after she asked about Gloriana's job.
I look at Riot, "Why do you ask, Riot?" I toss the question out casually as I make my way to the fipper location to get our bikes. What is it you are trying to really figure out, you normally don't care 'bout this stuff.' I think to myself.
"Why do I ask?" she repeats, incredulous. "We just passed up free booze! And I was gonna get up on... fug it, what was his name? Diamond Boy! So I figger it's good and important. I mean, shite, man! We got pinched and lived, and now we're out and about! It's RAINING! This is crazy, right?"
QR's feeling elated, thankful that you got out of a scrape, worried about the Fippers coming for you again, and wondering where the Crue went. She feels stuck with this thing Gloriana's demanded and it's not like she wants freedom outside. She's happy here.
I look at Riot a minute, oh my what am I to do. Freedom it seems is not the desire of all, this could be the death my family. I reach in my bag and grab a little jingle and flip it towards her, smiling as I do. "Here whiny-butt, that should pay for your next tumble with Diamond Boy. Now lets go find the rest of the crue. I want to see what everyone thinks of our future."
What do you do?
Blazes! Why is it all seem to be working against me. "Riot, grab a bite, take a piss and be ready to head out in 30."
I am NOT going to wait the night to go find them. I'm tired of playing catch up, tired of reacting. I look back at 'Gold "Do you need anything before we head out?"
I start to busy myself with simple tasks, checking my gun, the clip, gear on the bike, all of it is just an excuse to not sit still. I feel as if my body is wound up tight, ready to spring and I can't shake the feeling. The feeling that I screwed up and it is all falling apart. I feel like I am stuck in mud, wheels spinning but going nowhere, only digging in deeper.
What do you do?
"Grab me a canteen of water, that should be enough, thanks." I tell Marigold as I hand her a few jingle to cover it. I smile as Riot comments then leaves. If only to be free as her. "Huh." I grunt, Shades, I wonder if we would even like it outside. Maybe we are too broken to be fit outside. I don't even know what outside is like. 'Course I've gone and announced it to 'Gold and she seems all kinds of excited. I run my hands through my hair and a let out an exasperated breath. I guess this is what they mean by a no win scenario. Harley, help me! I sit back down on my bike and begin thinking of how I can work this. How we can get Rose from fippers, from out of under Glorianna's control without handing over our pink slips to the witch... maybe I need to talk to Sierra after all...
But first find my crue then decide how we want to handle this.
I roll up to the closest place I can relieve myself and get a little relief from the rain, while I wait. I sit and wait for Riot & 'Gold to return while I sit and think of things to come. I stare off into the approaching night and rain, and consider what is coming for the crue and DVFP as a whole.
Open my brain (Rolled: 2d6-1. Rolls: 3, 6. Total: 8)
There's a tug at your hands, Motley. You feel chains, over a dozen of them, slipping through your hands. Cold metal rings, some with rust, and you're holding on. At the end of those chains are dogs, howling, teeth gnashing, pulling several different directions. Some of them look rabid, Motley, these dogs. You've got to hold on, they're slipping. dragging you up a sandy hill towards the place Ziggy once built.
Ziggy, who also had her own pack. Until she didn't.
I try to understand what is shown to me. Ziggy, the dogs on chains, the hill I am drug to. I have ideas but it breaks my heart to think of it. "Does this mean I have to let them go!" I mutter to myself quietly.
I look at the key ring, "Not so lucky for this guy" I smile at the old joke, then catch her gaze, "Thank you." We just sit there in silence for a bit, waiting for 'Riot to 'finish up' and return.
"So 'Gold, what do you think of the offer of freedom...I mean if Glorianna follows through? or if other plans play out good? I mean is it something you want?"
What do you do?
I listen with no reaction to Marigolds words, 'start a family'... well outside would be the only place I would want to do that in. I am never bringing a child into this world.
I chuckle at Riot's thumbs up, and rev my bike. "Well let's go find our Crue."
I lead us as we ride out into the night to find the rest of my family...hoping they haven't turned rabid.