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Todd Wants Key's Face

Todd Wants Key's Face

Todd Wants Key's Face by TheGameArtCritic
Todd Wants Key's Face by TheGameArtCritic

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TheGameArtCritic
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Key belongs to Mechadragon13

Todd and Harry belong to yours truly

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TheGameArtCritic on November 3, 2012, 5:57:32 PM

TheGameArtCritic on
TheGameArtCriticMobster 2: Hey...! Woah, woah woah, don't point that thing at me...! We still have that cure, right? It still exists? D8>

mechadragon13 on November 3, 2012, 6:06:14 PM

mechadragon13 on
mechadragon13Mobster: Better safe than sorry, man... We don't need the infection to start up again, I don't wanna go through that hell...!

TheGameArtCritic on November 3, 2012, 6:14:40 PM

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TheGameArtCriticMobster: Don't! Don't do this, I might not even be infected! D8>

mechadragon13 on November 3, 2012, 6:17:40 PM

mechadragon13 on
mechadragon13Mobster: W-We can never know for sure, right?? N-Not until it's too late! I can't let you leave!

TheGameArtCritic on November 3, 2012, 6:35:29 PM

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TheGameArtCriticMobster 2: ... Cole... D:>

mechadragon13 on November 3, 2012, 6:38:42 PM

mechadragon13 on
mechadragon13Cole: M'sorry Pete... *shoots the other man in the head*

TheGameArtCritic on November 3, 2012, 6:56:51 PM

TheGameArtCritic on
TheGameArtCriticPete: *Falls, dead*

mechadragon13 on November 3, 2012, 6:59:12 PM

mechadragon13 on
mechadragon13Cole: *stares at him for a moment, hands shaking, until he finally drops his gun. he turns and runs out of the building, abandoning the crime scene*

TheGameArtCritic on November 3, 2012, 7:19:54 PM

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TheGameArtCritic*A Few Days Later*

Sam: *On the phone, at work* ... Infection...? No, that's impossible -- The infected are gone and we're all immune now... Are you sure? Positive? Alright, alright, I'll send a few soldiers with the cure over. Stay calm.

mechadragon13 on November 3, 2012, 7:22:59 PM

mechadragon13 on
mechadragon13Secretary: *enters the room to leave a few documents on Sam's desk* Do you need anything, Lieutenant?

TheGameArtCritic on November 3, 2012, 7:30:23 PM

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TheGameArtCriticSam: Yeah, I need a few soldiers ready and armed with guns loaded with the cure for the Green Flu. I'll write down the coodinates and hand it to them once they're ready. Just send them down to my office, okay?

mechadragon13 on November 3, 2012, 7:36:56 PM

mechadragon13 on
mechadragon13Secretary: *raises a confused eyebrow, but doesn't question him. the secretary nods and walks out of the office*

TheGameArtCritic on November 3, 2012, 7:44:12 PM

TheGameArtCritic on
TheGameArtCriticSam: *He writes down the address of the place and waits for the soldiers to come*

mechadragon13 on November 3, 2012, 7:57:06 PM

mechadragon13 on
mechadragon13Soldiers: *are there within minutes. one knocks on the door, and opens it, awaiting orders*

TheGameArtCritic on November 3, 2012, 8:04:34 PM

TheGameArtCritic on
TheGameArtCriticSam: *Hands them the address* Supposedly, there's someone here who's showing signs of being infected. I need you all to go there and make sure.

mechadragon13 on November 3, 2012, 8:17:15 PM

mechadragon13 on
mechadragon13Soldier: *takes the address and nods* We'll take care of it right away. *salutes Sam, then turns and leaves with the others*

TheGameArtCritic on November 3, 2012, 8:27:29 PM

TheGameArtCritic on
TheGameArtCriticSam: *Sits back down, continuing his work and waiting for the soldiers to return*

mechadragon13 on November 3, 2012, 8:37:06 PM

mechadragon13 on
mechadragon13Soldiers: *don't come back yet*

TheGameArtCritic on November 3, 2012, 8:58:48 PM

TheGameArtCritic on
TheGameArtCriticSam: *He waits until the clock hits nine* ... Well, can't leave the family waiting. I guess they can leave a note on my desk. <:/ *he then packs up and leaves, driving back to his home and walking into his house*

mechadragon13 on November 3, 2012, 9:01:56 PM

mechadragon13 on
mechadragon13Emma: *is up in her room, about to go to bed*

Sarah: *sits downstairs on the couch* Hey, Sam. :) How was work?

TheGameArtCritic on November 3, 2012, 9:11:27 PM

TheGameArtCritic on
TheGameArtCriticSam: Kinda weird, I guess. I got a claim from someone that someone ELSE was showing signs of being INFECTED. I sent some soldiers but I couldn't wait for them to get back, so I'm hoping they'll leave me a note in the morning. <:/

mechadragon13 on November 3, 2012, 9:13:35 PM

mechadragon13 on
mechadragon13Sarah: ...Huh. Well, it's probably just a false alarm, right? <:/

TheGameArtCritic on November 3, 2012, 9:34:57 PM

TheGameArtCritic on
TheGameArtCriticSam: probably. I doubt it was an actual infected problem. They're all gone.

mechadragon13 on November 3, 2012, 9:37:37 PM

mechadragon13 on
mechadragon13Sarah: Right... *pats the seat next to her, tryng to get Sam to sit with her*

TheGameArtCritic on November 4, 2012, 10:27:31 AM

TheGameArtCritic on
TheGameArtCriticSam: *He sits with Sarah* ... So, how were things today? Any issues with Lance?

TheGameArtCritic on October 11, 2012, 9:26:36 AM

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TheGameArtCriticSam: So they're either selling drugs or doing an underground loan business and making money THAT way... Ugh... Looks like my soldiers are gonna have to sniff them out. I wish I could join them. >__>

mechadragon13 on October 11, 2012, 5:44:17 PM

mechadragon13 on
mechadragon13Sarah: We'd rather you not. D:>

Emma: <:I

TheGameArtCritic on October 11, 2012, 5:56:49 PM

TheGameArtCritic on
TheGameArtCriticSam: *He sighs* I know, I know, family comes before literal crime-fighting. Still... It'd be nice to deal with some real problems head-on... Like, I'd love to see some action again. <:/

meanwhile

Blood Puppet: *Sharpens his katana. He is getting very old, this Blood Puppet knows. He feels, however, that dying would leave Annabelle unprotected. Sure, now, she is a killing machine, but what if she slips up? What if something happens? Blood puppet couldn't let that happen* ... Annabelle.

mechadragon13 on October 11, 2012, 6:07:31 PM

mechadragon13 on
mechadragon13Sarah: Well, the action's gotta wait a while. <:(

Emma: <:(

meanwhile

Annabelle: *has grown into a strong young woman, turned into a deadly weapon under her father's tutelage. She looks up from sharpening her own blade* ?

TheGameArtCritic on October 12, 2012, 10:43:01 AM

TheGameArtCritic on
TheGameArtCriticSam: *Sadly* ... Yeah, yeah...

meanwhile

Blood Puppet: ... I've lied to you. About your old friend, Dusk. There IS a way to bring him back.

mechadragon13 on October 17, 2012, 9:31:17 AM

mechadragon13 on
mechadragon13Annabelle: *immediately perks up--she isn't even upset with him at keeping this information from her. She's only excited by the prospect of having her only friend back* How???

TheGameArtCritic on October 17, 2012, 11:46:54 AM

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TheGameArtCriticBlood Puppet: ... You tell Dusk that you need his help. It... That will bring him back. But Annabelle, this is only for when I'm not around anymore. When i can't be THERE for you. <:/

mechadragon13 on October 17, 2012, 12:09:30 PM

mechadragon13 on
mechadragon13Annabelle: *nods, understanding* ...Okay.

TheGameArtCritic on October 17, 2012, 12:32:40 PM

TheGameArtCritic on
TheGameArtCriticBlood Puppet: ... I'm old and tired, Annabelle. Will you be okay when... I DO have to go?

mechadragon13 on October 17, 2012, 12:35:26 PM

mechadragon13 on
mechadragon13Annabelle: *there is a sadness in her eyes, but her voice is steady. she nods again* You taught me well. I'll be fine. <:(

TheGameArtCritic on October 17, 2012, 12:49:14 PM

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TheGameArtCriticBlood Puppet: ... Alright... *He hugs her* ... You've been a great daughter.

mechadragon13 on October 17, 2012, 12:51:46 PM

mechadragon13 on
mechadragon13Annabelle: *hugs him back tightly* I love you, dad.

TheGameArtCritic on October 17, 2012, 1:02:37 PM

TheGameArtCritic on
TheGameArtCriticBlood Puppet: *Quietly* ... I love you too...

mechadragon13 on October 29, 2012, 12:43:04 PM

mechadragon13 on
mechadragon13meanwhile, elsewhere...

Mobster: *walking along with another guy* Tch, I heard Johnny got caught too. Feels like everone's getting snatched up lately.

TheGameArtCritic on October 29, 2012, 12:47:17 PM

TheGameArtCritic on
TheGameArtCriticMobster 2: Well, that's why the boss sent us to look for some emergency hideouts. Gatzsky can't find us all if... If, uh... Well, he can't find us all! Like the boss said, we just need to hide and figure out what kind of weapon we can use to beat 'im with.

mechadragon13 on October 29, 2012, 1:15:19 PM

mechadragon13 on
mechadragon13Mobster: *snorts* Pfeh. We'd need nuthin short of a NUKE to kill that guy.

TheGameArtCritic on October 29, 2012, 1:19:30 PM

TheGameArtCritic on
TheGameArtCriticMobster 2: Yeah, well, I wouldn't be surprised if that were actually the case. How about this one? *Points lazilly to an abandoned building* This one seems alright. *Walks in*

mechadragon13 on October 29, 2012, 1:51:31 PM

mechadragon13 on
mechadragon13Mobster: *follows him in* Hrm. Yeah, seems spacy enough. *turns his head when he hears footsteps off to the side, his hand reaching for his gun* Who's there??

TheGameArtCritic on October 29, 2012, 2:17:26 PM

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TheGameArtCriticMobster 2: *Also puts his hand on his gun and looks around, when suddenly --* ... !! Holy shoot... Forget a NUKE... Let's just let THIS thing loose on the guy...! *Points to a surviving zombie, terribly rotted but still alive and tied by its waist to a support beam*

mechadragon13 on November 1, 2012, 12:29:12 PM

mechadragon13 on
mechadragon13Mobster: Holy shoot, how long has that guy BEEN there??

TheGameArtCritic on November 2, 2012, 11:17:31 PM

TheGameArtCritic on
TheGameArtCriticMobster 2: No idea... But it's gotta be older than both of us. Hey, if we could somehow get this thing into the Outpost, though...

mechadragon13 on November 3, 2012, 4:20:06 PM

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mechadragon13Mobster: Are you NUTS?! we'll get OURSELVES infected!

TheGameArtCritic on November 3, 2012, 4:38:32 PM

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TheGameArtCriticMobster 2: Not if we've got a good grip on it... And imagine how happy the boss'll be -- This could be our ticket out of these crappy thug jobs! >:D

mechadragon13 on November 3, 2012, 4:43:31 PM

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mechadragon13Mobster: You go right ahead, I'm not going anywhere NEAR that thing!! D:

TheGameArtCritic on November 3, 2012, 4:52:45 PM

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TheGameArtCriticMobster: Aw, you scared or something? |:P

mechadragon13 on November 3, 2012, 4:57:39 PM

mechadragon13 on
mechadragon13Mobster: You bet your @$$ I'm scared, it's a fracking INFECTED! one of us catches that and EVERYONE'S fracked!

TheGameArtCritic on November 3, 2012, 5:03:16 PM

TheGameArtCritic on
TheGameArtCriticMobster 2: It's not like you can catch it by breathing its air anymore, just don't let it bite you and you're fine -- *steps closer to the infected* See? It's tied up right now anyway. Can't hurt me, and can't hurt you, you big baby.

mechadragon13 on November 3, 2012, 5:09:35 PM

mechadragon13 on
mechadragon13Mobster: Well go ahead and grab it, then. :I

TheGameArtCritic on November 3, 2012, 5:15:42 PM

TheGameArtCritic on
TheGameArtCriticMobster 2: Alright, I will. -_- *Grabs its shoulder and is instantly bitten on the arm* AAAHHH!! DD8>

mechadragon13 on November 3, 2012, 5:30:26 PM

mechadragon13 on
mechadragon13Mobster: shoot--! *shoots the infected in the head* DDDDDDD8

TheGameArtCritic on November 3, 2012, 5:33:48 PM

TheGameArtCritic on
TheGameArtCriticMobster 2: shoot! shoot, WHAT DO WE DO?? D8>

mechadragon13 on November 3, 2012, 5:52:01 PM

mechadragon13 on
mechadragon13Mobster: D:> .... *points the gun at his friend, slowly backing away*

TheGameArtCritic on November 3, 2012, 5:56:45 PM

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TheGameArtCritic on September 16, 2012, 4:59:40 AM

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TheGameArtCriticLance: I dunno, I forgot. Everything I say pisses him off anyway.

mechadragon13 on September 17, 2012, 10:11:31 AM

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mechadragon13Sarah: Then maybe it's about time you start thinking about what you're saying and not let the words just fly out of your mouth. :/

Emma: ...

TheGameArtCritic on September 17, 2012, 10:13:55 AM

TheGameArtCritic on
TheGameArtCriticLance: So not talk then? At all? Because I can't say a single word to HIM without him trying to bite my head off!

mechadragon13 on September 17, 2012, 11:01:01 AM

mechadragon13 on
mechadragon13Sarah: Because you don't think about what you say, Lance!

Emma: ...

TheGameArtCritic on September 17, 2012, 11:21:28 AM

TheGameArtCritic on
TheGameArtCriticLance: So yeah, I guess I won't talk at all again. I'll be mute for the rest of my life. I'm going to my room now. *Turns and storms off*

mechadragon13 on September 19, 2012, 4:15:26 PM

mechadragon13 on
mechadragon13Sarah: Lance Gatzsky, you come back down here right now. >:/

Emma: !

TheGameArtCritic on September 19, 2012, 4:31:10 PM

TheGameArtCritic on
TheGameArtCriticLance: fracking WHAT, Mom?? I have enough issues with Dad, do we really have to have problems too?? D:<

mechadragon13 on September 19, 2012, 4:35:13 PM

mechadragon13 on
mechadragon13Sarah: *lowers her voice a little* I'm not trying to make this a problem, Lance.

Emma: ...

TheGameArtCritic on September 19, 2012, 4:49:18 PM

TheGameArtCritic on
TheGameArtCriticLance: Then... Th-then what? D:>

mechadragon13 on September 19, 2012, 4:56:56 PM

mechadragon13 on
mechadragon13Sarah: I'm just trying to figure out what the problem actually IS so we can FIX it. Don't you want to fix it? <:/

Emma: ...

TheGameArtCritic on September 19, 2012, 5:22:53 PM

TheGameArtCritic on
TheGameArtCriticLance: ... *Quietly* ... Yeah, I guess...

mechadragon13 on September 21, 2012, 5:27:43 PM

mechadragon13 on
mechadragon13Sarah: ...Then I think it's about time you start working towards it to. Believe me when I say your father doesn't like to fight with you, he's as tired of it as you are, but you aren't making it easy for him. <:/

Emma: ...

TheGameArtCritic on September 22, 2012, 3:37:55 AM

TheGameArtCritic on
TheGameArtCriticLance: *Looking down at his feet* ... Would you believe me if I said it's complicated?

mechadragon13 on September 27, 2012, 1:57:17 PM

mechadragon13 on
mechadragon13Sarah: I would, and I do. It's complicated for all of us too. But there's no problem a bit of calm discussion can't fix. <:(

Emma: ...

TheGameArtCritic on September 27, 2012, 2:29:58 PM

TheGameArtCritic on
TheGameArtCriticLance: Hrmph. Can I go to my room now?

mechadragon13 on October 1, 2012, 10:49:23 AM

mechadragon13 on
mechadragon13Sarah: ...Sure. But PLEASE don't try sneaking out again. <:(

Emma: ...

TheGameArtCritic on October 1, 2012, 10:59:32 AM

TheGameArtCritic on
TheGameArtCriticLance: Fine, fine... *He then trudges up to his room, a heavy frown resting under his nose*

mechadragon13 on October 1, 2012, 5:05:09 PM

mechadragon13 on
mechadragon13Sarah: *watches him leave, letting out a small, somewhat relieved sigh. that went better then she thought it would...*

Emma: ... <:/

TheGameArtCritic on October 2, 2012, 1:28:54 AM

TheGameArtCritic on
TheGameArtCriticLance: *He lies down on his bed, hands behind his head, just staring at the ceiling with mixed thoughts and feelings*

meanwhile, later

Sam: *Comes home, still upset about Lance and their argument*

mechadragon13 on October 5, 2012, 8:20:48 PM

mechadragon13 on
mechadragon13Emma: *sits in the living room and does homework, not quite ready to go deal with her brother just yet*

Sarah: Sam! How was work? <:/

TheGameArtCritic on October 6, 2012, 4:06:02 AM

TheGameArtCritic on
TheGameArtCriticSam: *Grimacing* It was... Uh... It just was. You do any better?

mechadragon13 on October 6, 2012, 5:33:22 AM

mechadragon13 on
mechadragon13Sarah: *gives him a half-hearted smile* Well, not quite. Lance came home, by the way, he's upstairs. Or at least, he should be.

Emma: ...

TheGameArtCritic on October 6, 2012, 5:38:42 AM

TheGameArtCritic on
TheGameArtCriticSam: *Doesn't want to deal with Lance at the moment and instead chooses to question Sarah* ... What do you mean by 'not quite'? D:/

mechadragon13 on October 6, 2012, 6:16:33 AM

mechadragon13 on
mechadragon13Sarah: Wwwell... did you get a report about an incident at a restaurant? D;

Emma: <_<

TheGameArtCritic on October 6, 2012, 6:31:54 AM

TheGameArtCritic on
TheGameArtCriticSam: ... Were you AT that incident at the restaurant? >______>

mechadragon13 on October 7, 2012, 8:59:05 AM

mechadragon13 on
mechadragon13Sarah: Yes. <_<

Emma: >_>

TheGameArtCritic on October 8, 2012, 9:41:19 AM

TheGameArtCritic on
TheGameArtCriticSam: *He sighs, facepalming* ... Well at least you two weren't hurt... Were you?

mechadragon13 on October 9, 2012, 4:25:01 PM

mechadragon13 on
mechadragon13Sarah: Do we look injured? :/ *pauses for a moment, then sighs* We're okay.

Emma: ... <_<

TheGameArtCritic on October 9, 2012, 4:33:43 PM

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TheGameArtCriticSam: ... Okay, good... Good thing my soldiers got to the building in time. Did you hear what the two guys were talking about? What the freaking MAFIA might be planning (and why the hell they won't get off my back)?

mechadragon13 on October 11, 2012, 9:24:26 AM

mechadragon13 on
mechadragon13Sarah: It sounded like a money issue, the other guys owed him something. I wasn't really paring attention...

Emma: ... <:I

TheGameArtCritic on October 11, 2012, 9:25:08 AM

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TheGameArtCritic on September 10, 2012, 11:10:32 AM

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TheGameArtCriticSam: Lance, you're always the one who starts this. D:<

Lance: No I'm NOT, though! You call ME immature, but don't you get what you've been doing?? D:>

meanwhile

Soldier 1: *Keeps his gun raised* Don't make this worse for yourself. Shoot him and you won't be going to prison -- You'll be going to a MORGUE. >:/

Soldiers: >:(

mechadragon13 on September 13, 2012, 6:10:38 AM

mechadragon13 on
mechadragon13Gangster: Yeah, and what's the other option? Get shoved into a jail cell for the rest of my life?

Emma: ...

Sarah: ....

TheGameArtCritic on September 13, 2012, 6:32:16 AM

TheGameArtCritic on
TheGameArtCriticSoldier 1: Not the rest of your life if you let him go RIGHT NOW. >:(

Soldiers: >:( ...

meanwhile

Lance: You haven't been listening to me or treating me like I'm your SON! I'm just another CRIMINAL to you! D:<

Sam: That's not true! D:>

mechadragon13 on September 13, 2012, 6:36:51 AM

mechadragon13 on
mechadragon13Gangster: Why should I believe you, huh? I've got pals in the slammer than I haven't seen for YEARS!

Sarah: ...

Emma: ...

TheGameArtCritic on September 13, 2012, 6:47:08 AM

TheGameArtCritic on
TheGameArtCriticSoldier 1: Wow, I can't believe you just used "slammer". *Shoots the man's gun hand*

Soldiers: *get ready!*

meanwhile

Lance: Let me go, Dad. We're done here. >:(

Sam: D: ...

mechadragon13 on September 13, 2012, 6:50:42 AM

mechadragon13 on
mechadragon13Gangster: !! *immediately lets go of the gun, though he still keeps a firm grip on his human shield* D8<!!

Emma: !!

Sarah: ...

TheGameArtCritic on September 13, 2012, 7:01:08 AM

TheGameArtCritic on
TheGameArtCriticSoldier 1: *Steps around the gangster in order to punch his head -- hopefully hard enough to free the hostage*

Soldiers: *Keeps their guns ready*

meanwhile

Lance: >:( ... *He leaves the office and the Outpost*

Sam: D: ...

mechadragon13 on September 13, 2012, 7:51:48 AM

mechadragon13 on
mechadragon13Gangster: --! *is startled enough to do so*

Emma: !

Sarah: ...

TheGameArtCritic on September 13, 2012, 7:54:50 AM

TheGameArtCritic on
TheGameArtCriticOther Soldiers: *Pull the hostage away from the gangster*

Soldier 1: *Shoves the gangster against a wall and slaps handcuffs onto him* Boom. Law enforcement, dog.

mechadragon13 on September 13, 2012, 8:12:57 AM

mechadragon13 on
mechadragon13Gangster: *is still dazed from the hit. he mutters a few unintelligible curses as the soldier handcuffs him*

Emma: ... o.o

Sarah: ... *finally relaxes, nudging Emma out from under the table as the rest of the restaurant patrons also emerge*

TheGameArtCritic on September 13, 2012, 8:20:22 AM

TheGameArtCritic on
TheGameArtCriticSoldiers: *Drag the gangster away*

Other Soldiers: *Take the hostage with them for questioning*

Soldier 1: Is everyone alright here? No one hurt?

mechadragon13 on September 13, 2012, 8:46:41 AM

mechadragon13 on
mechadragon13Everyone: *answers to the affirmative. No one else was harmed*

TheGameArtCritic on September 13, 2012, 9:08:48 AM

TheGameArtCritic on
TheGameArtCriticSoldier 1: Alright, good. OKAY, LET'S MOVE BOZO AND HIS FRIEND OUT OF HERE! COME ON, LET'S GO!

Soldiers: *Take the gangster and the hostage out of the restaurant*

*they leave*

mechadragon13 on September 13, 2012, 6:51:35 PM

mechadragon13 on
mechadragon13Emma: ...Wow.

Sarah: *puts an arm around Emma, still feeling rather protective* Yeah. This is what your dad does every day, sweetie.

TheGameArtCritic on September 14, 2012, 1:31:13 AM

TheGameArtCritic on
TheGameArtCriticMeanwhile

Lance: *Having ran all the way back home, he's a quite out of breath but manages to crawl back to his room and lie down on his bed. He is incredibly unhappy and wishes his father wasn't the Lieutenant. He wishes that the country wasn't run by the military. Maybe then he'd be happier*

mechadragon13 on September 15, 2012, 3:35:38 PM

mechadragon13 on
mechadragon13Emma: ...Can we go home?

Sarah: Mhmm. I think we could both use a nap, right? <:P

Emma: Yeah...

*they go home*

TheGameArtCritic on September 15, 2012, 3:47:25 PM

TheGameArtCritic on
TheGameArtCriticLance: *Ended up going back down the stairs and sees his sister and mother there* D: ...

mechadragon13 on September 15, 2012, 4:06:55 PM

mechadragon13 on
mechadragon13Emma: Lance...?

Sarah: ! ...Lance. Come here, please. <:/

TheGameArtCritic on September 15, 2012, 4:21:17 PM

TheGameArtCritic on
TheGameArtCriticLance: *With a snort, he gets up and walks over to Sarah* ... Yeah?

mechadragon13 on September 15, 2012, 4:24:02 PM

mechadragon13 on
mechadragon13Sarah: ... What happened to staying at the outpost with your dad? <:/

Emma: >___> *shuffles over to the kitchen to avoid being part of the discussion*

TheGameArtCritic on September 15, 2012, 4:54:26 PM

TheGameArtCritic on
TheGameArtCriticLance: ... We had a fight so I went home.

mechadragon13 on September 15, 2012, 4:58:32 PM

mechadragon13 on
mechadragon13Sarah: ... *sighs* And what did you fight about?

Emma: *rummages around in the fridge for something to eat, as they didn't really get to eat at all because of the incident*

TheGameArtCritic on September 15, 2012, 5:21:25 PM

TheGameArtCritic on
TheGameArtCriticLance: ... *Mumbles* Jus'the usual start...

mechadragon13 on September 15, 2012, 5:26:11 PM

mechadragon13 on
mechadragon13Sarah: I figured as much. <:/ You didn't act out TOO much did you? Didn't get yourself into trouble?

Emma: ...

TheGameArtCritic on September 15, 2012, 5:49:11 PM

TheGameArtCritic on
TheGameArtCriticLance: We just YELLED at each other again... No big deal...

mechadragon13 on September 15, 2012, 5:50:58 PM

mechadragon13 on
mechadragon13Sarah: Lance, it IS a big deal... you can't just keep going at it like this. <:/

Emma: ...

TheGameArtCritic on September 15, 2012, 6:10:58 PM

TheGameArtCritic on
TheGameArtCriticLance: It's not me! It's HIM! HE starts it, ALWAYS! D8

mechadragon13 on September 15, 2012, 6:13:42 PM

mechadragon13 on
mechadragon13Sarah: Did you SAY something to MAKE him angry with you? <:/

Emma: ...

TheGameArtCritic on September 16, 2012, 4:58:58 AM

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TheGameArtCriticSam: Lance, do you know how important this job of mine is?

Lance: ... *quietly* Very?

Sam: Yes. Yes, it is. I look over a lot of things in this outpost, this city, and this entire country. Maybe you and your sister would be interested in helping our society like I have been all these years. Maybe if you feel like you can, like I felt I could while your grandparents were in charge.

Lance: ...

mechadragon13 on August 26, 2012, 3:26:26 PM

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mechadragon13Sarah: *watches silently as the camera rolls, keeping an eye on the stuntmen under her watch, making sure every movement is executed flawlessly*

Emma: *holds her breath as the scene plays out in front of her. Even though she knew everything was planned down to the second, the close calls always made her heart race*

TheGameArtCritic on August 27, 2012, 9:34:35 AM

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TheGameArtCriticLance: ... I don't think I can do that sort of job, Dad...

Sam: Why not, Lance? You just need to focus on what's REALLY important in your life.

Lance: ...

mechadragon13 on August 27, 2012, 9:43:30 AM

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mechadragon13Sarah: *a satisfied smile appears on her face when the director calls a wrap on the scene. another job well done. the crew scatters for a lunch break, and she returns to her daughter*

Emma: ! :D that turned out great!

TheGameArtCritic on August 27, 2012, 9:53:31 AM

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TheGameArtCriticLance: ... Don't you have stuff to do?

Sam: ... <:/ *He goes back to filling out papers*

mechadragon13 on August 27, 2012, 10:35:05 AM

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mechadragon13Sarah: *sits down next to her* Why thank you. :P *is quiet for a little while before asking* ...do you know anything about why your brother keeps acting out?

Emma: ! ...no...

TheGameArtCritic on August 27, 2012, 10:58:10 AM

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TheGameArtCriticSam: *Keeps working*

Lance: *Looks around for some way to escape. A window behind his dad and the only door into the room. Great*

mechadragon13 on August 27, 2012, 11:06:52 AM

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mechadragon13Sarah: ...Nothing at all? <:/

Emma: *shakes her head. She's lying, of course, but only because she doesn't really know how to say it*

TheGameArtCritic on August 27, 2012, 1:37:43 PM

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TheGameArtCriticSam: *Works*

Lance: ... Was Grandpa good at that?

Sam: Hm? Oh... Yeah, yeah, he and your grandmother were both very good at their jobs. They helped bring the cure to a lot of the world.

Lance: But I heard that Grandpa nearly started a WAR...

Sam: ... That was a different part of his life, Lance. He got sick, and then he got VERY sick in a different sort of way.

mechadragon13 on August 27, 2012, 1:59:31 PM

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mechadragon13Sarah: *seems a little disappointed, but she doesn't pry any further. instead, she sighs* We worry about him, you know. Your dad and I.

Emma: ...I know...

TheGameArtCritic on August 27, 2012, 2:02:25 PM

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TheGameArtCriticLance: ... So he went crazy?

Sam: No! Not -- Not CRAZY, he just - he was just SICK and - and - and --

Lance: ... And tried taking over a country.

Sam: He was a GOOD MAN, Lance.

mechadragon13 on August 27, 2012, 2:21:57 PM

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mechadragon13Emma: ... *leans against Sarah's side* ... I worry too.

Sarah: <:( *puts an arm around her* ...Tell you what, how about we go out and get some lunch? Sound good?

Emma: *nods* Mhmm...

TheGameArtCritic on August 27, 2012, 2:23:51 PM

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TheGameArtCriticSam: ... You just need to try and understand him...

Lance: Like you try and understand ME? >:/

Sam: ... What? D:<

mechadragon13 on September 3, 2012, 4:21:22 PM

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mechadragon13Sarah: Off we go, then. Anywhere in particular you wanna go?

Emma: *shakes her head*

TheGameArtCritic on September 3, 2012, 5:15:42 PM

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TheGameArtCriticLance: Why DON'T you understand me, Dad? Why don't you TRY instead of YELLING at me all the time? >:(

Sam: I DO TRY, LANCE, BUT IT'S HARD WHEN YOU'RE CONSTANTLY BREAKING THE LAW! D8<

mechadragon13 on September 5, 2012, 8:52:13 AM

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mechadragon13Sarah: Well, we'll find somewhere. Come on. <:P *stands up, nudging Emma along*

Emma: *follows her mother out of the studio and back t the parking lot, quiet the whole way. She wonders how her brother's doing in Dad's office...*

TheGameArtCritic on September 5, 2012, 8:57:02 AM

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TheGameArtCriticLance: I JUST WANT TO HAVE FRIENDS!

Sam: FRIENDS SHOULDN'T FORCE FRIENDS TO COMMIT CRIMES!

Lance: YOU'RE TREATING GRAFFITI AND STUFF LIKE MURDER! D8<

Sam: THE SMALLEST OF CRIMES, LANCE, IS EMBARRASSING TO ME! YOU EMBARRASS ME! DB<

Lance: DDD8< ...!

mechadragon13 on September 5, 2012, 9:19:25 AM

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mechadragon13Sarah: *drives with Emma to a nice little restaurant in the middle of town. she's still a bit worried about her daughter's silence, but the girl likes food--maybe lunch would be enough to cheer her up*

Emma: *orders her food when prompted, still quiet*

TheGameArtCritic on September 5, 2012, 9:23:08 AM

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TheGameArtCriticLance: Why do you even BOTHER with me if I'm so bad for your IMAGE?

Sam: That -- That's not what I mean, Lance...

mechadragon13 on September 6, 2012, 6:27:51 AM

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mechadragon13Sarah: *notices someone sit down at the table across from them while they wait for their food. she thinks nothing of it at first, until she see the man decline the waiter when he asks to take his order* ...

Emma: ...? *glances over at the man curiously* ...

TheGameArtCritic on September 6, 2012, 6:39:49 AM

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TheGameArtCriticLance: Don't try backing out now -- I know that that's EXACTLY what you meant! D:<

Sam: LANCE! D:<

mechadragon13 on September 6, 2012, 7:01:59 AM

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mechadragon13Sarah: *watches discreetly as another, more well-dressed man sits down at the table. they talk for a few minutes, their voices a bit too low to hear* ...

Emma: ...??

TheGameArtCritic on September 6, 2012, 7:08:22 AM

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TheGameArtCriticLance: WHAT, Dad? DB<

Sam: ... You know what? nevermind. >:(

Lance: Can I GO yet? >:(

Sam: Absolutely NOT. D:<

mechadragon13 on September 6, 2012, 2:29:29 PM

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mechadragon13Sarah: *can see the discussion turning into an argument, and slowly pulls her phone out, dialing the emergency number, just in case. She could recognize the second man's clothing now--there was a very good chance this discussion could turn into something nasty*

Emma: !!

Gangster: *proves Sarah's suspicions right, deciding to forego the hushed argument and just stand and point a gun at the man*

Everyone: !!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

Sarah: !! *grabs Emma and pulls her under the table as the rest of the restaurant patrons panic, and the Gangster fires a shot into the air. She quickly dials, and waits for a response, keeping Emma close with her other arm* ...

Emma: D8!!!

TheGameArtCritic on September 6, 2012, 2:44:05 PM

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TheGameArtCriticLance: Why?

Sam: Because you'll run off and do something you'll REGRET!

Lance: ...

mechadragon13 on September 6, 2012, 2:50:20 PM

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mechadragon13Sarah: *calmly explains the situation on the phone, relaying whatever she hears the mafia member say to the person on the other side*

Emma: *is too frightened to really hear what the man is saying. the only thing she really catches are that fact that there are more men outside and that the whole building is being help hostage*

TheGameArtCritic on September 6, 2012, 3:03:41 PM

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TheGameArtCriticLance: ... Then can we talk?

Sam: ... Talk? :/

meanwhile

Soldiers: *on their way*

mechadragon13 on September 9, 2012, 4:29:44 PM

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mechadragon13Sarah: *keeps the phone to her ear at the operator's request, remaining silent unless she feels like she has information to relay. she holds Emma close*

Emma: *hangs on tightly to her mother, watching the scene with wide eyes*

Gangster: *continues to demand payment from the other man, even when the man insists he has nothing to give--he shoots him in the foot and demands again*

TheGameArtCritic on September 9, 2012, 4:33:30 PM

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TheGameArtCriticLance: Yeah.

Sam: About what?

Lance: About this. How we always yell at each other.

meanwhile

Soldiers: *Bust into the building, guns ready* D:<

mechadragon13 on September 10, 2012, 9:26:51 AM

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mechadragon13Emma: !!

Gangster: ! *hadn't expected the guys outside to be taken down so quickly. He grabs the man and holds him in front of him, using him as a shield, holding his gun to his head*

Sarah: ...

TheGameArtCritic on September 10, 2012, 11:07:44 AM

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TheGameArtCritic on August 9, 2012, 5:24:33 PM

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TheGameArtCriticThe Next Morning

Sam: *Asleep and doesn't really want to get up*

mechadragon13 on August 9, 2012, 5:25:07 PM

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mechadragon13Sarah: *asleep*

TheGameArtCritic on August 9, 2012, 5:39:12 PM

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TheGameArtCriticSam: *Forces himself to get up* Nrf... *He gets off the bed and starts getting dressed*

mechadragon13 on August 9, 2012, 5:45:05 PM

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mechadragon13Sarah: *wakes up when she unconsciously realizes he isn't there anymore* Mmh... morning...

TheGameArtCritic on August 9, 2012, 5:59:55 PM

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TheGameArtCriticSam: Morning. Today, hopefully, things get better. They start looking up.

mechadragon13 on August 9, 2012, 6:01:59 PM

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mechadragon13Sarah: *nods, stretching* Mhmm... *drops her arms* I know you can do it.

TheGameArtCritic on August 9, 2012, 6:11:35 PM

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TheGameArtCriticSam: Heh. I wish I was that optimistic. <:P

mechadragon13 on August 9, 2012, 6:12:17 PM

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mechadragon13Sarah: Well hey, you both have it in you, you just have to try a little harder. <:P

TheGameArtCritic on August 9, 2012, 6:31:38 PM

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TheGameArtCriticSam: ... Right. Well, I'll try. I will. Hopefully Lance too, right? <:)

mechadragon13 on August 9, 2012, 6:32:31 PM

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mechadragon13Sarah: Right. <:) *gets up and hugs him* Be careful out there, okay?

TheGameArtCritic on August 10, 2012, 8:02:04 AM

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TheGameArtCriticSam: *Hugs her back* I'll be fine. I won't be going out anyway -- Gotta keep Lance safe. <:)

mechadragon13 on August 10, 2012, 4:58:24 PM

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mechadragon13Sarah: Just what I wanted to hear. <:P

TheGameArtCritic on August 10, 2012, 4:59:36 PM

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TheGameArtCriticSam: Heh... I'll be back with him tonight. Have a good day. <:) *He then leaves the room, takes Lance and heads out*

mechadragon13 on August 12, 2012, 7:56:23 AM

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mechadragon13Sarah: *sighs, really hoping this'll go well. she finishes getting dressed, then goes to get Emma before heading out to work herself. She knew Emma wouldn't mind it*

TheGameArtCritic on August 12, 2012, 11:45:39 AM

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TheGameArtCriticSam: *At work, he lets Lance sit next to him at his desk as he fills out papers*

Lance: *The boy was incredibly bored, but too scared to say anything. He just sits there, silent*

mechadragon13 on August 22, 2012, 11:57:16 AM

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mechadragon13Emma: *quietly watches her mother coordinate the stunt actors on set. A few people wave at her, remembering her from previous visits when she was younger, and she waves back. There wasn't really much for her to do, but she was happy with just watching*

TheGameArtCritic on August 22, 2012, 12:15:22 PM

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TheGameArtCritic on August 9, 2012, 5:25:37 PM

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TheGameArtCriticThe Next Morning

Sam: *Asleep and doesn't really want to get up*

TheGameArtCritic on August 2, 2012, 4:32:21 PM

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TheGameArtCriticLance: *He tries sleeping*

meanwhile

Sam: I don't know what to DO for him!

mechadragon13 on August 3, 2012, 4:19:08 AM

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mechadragon13Emma: *tries to sleep*

meanwhile

Sarah: That doesn't mean we should just let him keep doing this! He has to learn SOMETIME, so he may as well learn it now!

TheGameArtCritic on August 3, 2012, 1:47:36 PM

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TheGameArtCriticLance: *It's hard for him and takes a while, but he eventually falls asleep*

meanwhile

Sam: ... Maybe I can take him to the Outpost tomorrow. Will that work?

mechadragon13 on August 6, 2012, 12:11:53 PM

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mechadragon13Emma: *falls asleep*

meanwhile

Sarah: ...yeah. Yeah, then you can keep an eye on him. And he'd be less inclined to do something... "gutsy" ...

TheGameArtCritic on August 6, 2012, 3:51:15 PM

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TheGameArtCriticSam: ... Maybe I can... TRY repairing my relationship with him... Since he seems to hate me the most.

mechadragon13 on August 7, 2012, 3:20:34 PM

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mechadragon13Sarah: *is about to say something to argue that, but she only sighs* You SHOULD try...

TheGameArtCritic on August 7, 2012, 3:22:10 PM

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TheGameArtCriticSam: ... It's not right, how messed up things have gotten...

mechadragon13 on August 7, 2012, 3:28:05 PM

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mechadragon13Sarah: ... *turns over towards Sam, and puts an arm over him* Then here's your chance. Just make the most of it. <:(

TheGameArtCritic on August 7, 2012, 3:36:50 PM

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TheGameArtCriticSam: *He puts a hand over hers* I will. <:)

mechadragon13 on August 7, 2012, 3:48:32 PM

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mechadragon13Sarah: *smiles, somewhat reassured, and snuggles into his shoulder*

TheGameArtCritic on August 7, 2012, 3:50:21 PM

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TheGameArtCriticSam: *He snuggles back, nuzzling her head*

mechadragon13 on August 8, 2012, 4:41:38 PM

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mechadragon13Sarah: Mm... goodnight.

TheGameArtCritic on August 9, 2012, 1:00:57 PM

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TheGameArtCriticSam: ... Goodnight, Sarah. <:)

mechadragon13 on August 9, 2012, 3:09:03 PM

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mechadragon13Sarah: *kisses his cheek, then snuggles back into him* <3

TheGameArtCritic on August 9, 2012, 4:18:41 PM

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TheGameArtCriticSam: *He kisses her back, then tries going to sleep*

mechadragon13 on August 9, 2012, 4:33:01 PM

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mechadragon13Sarah: *also tries to sleep*

TheGameArtCritic on July 31, 2012, 5:19:17 PM

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TheGameArtCriticLance: *Quietly, sniffling* ... Go'way...

meanwhile

Sam: ... He was running around with a bunch of older guys. Looked like they were in their twenties. They broke my window with a rock and Lance spray-painted the front of the building.

mechadragon13 on July 31, 2012, 5:23:30 PM

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mechadragon13Emma: *quietly* Lance, what happened...?

meanwhile

Sarah: ...Did you manage to catch any of the others?

TheGameArtCritic on July 31, 2012, 5:28:44 PM

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TheGameArtCriticLance: ... Dad arrested me...

meanwhile

Sam: No... Only Lance. But I didn't know it was him at first, so I... I threw him against a wall and arrested him.

mechadragon13 on July 31, 2012, 5:35:41 PM

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mechadragon13Emma: D: !! *sits down on the edge of his bed* ... What did you DO...?

meanwhile

Sarah: !! You didn't even check to see who it was first?? D:>

TheGameArtCritic on July 31, 2012, 5:40:50 PM

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TheGameArtCriticLance: ... Sprayed his wall...

meanwhile

Sam: He was wearing a hood and a scarf that almost completely covered his face... I didn't find out until I demanded he took it off in his jail cell.

mechadragon13 on August 1, 2012, 8:58:27 AM

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mechadragon13Emma: !! ... You should be glad it was dad who found you and not someone else... you would've been in WAY bigger trouble... <:(

meanwhile

Sarah: ...I'm guessing that was when I called you.

TheGameArtCritic on August 1, 2012, 10:01:18 AM

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TheGameArtCriticLance: *Becomes silent again*

meanwhile

Sam: *Quietly* ... Yeah.

mechadragon13 on August 1, 2012, 4:17:13 PM

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mechadragon13Emma: ... *tugs her brother up into a sitting position and hugs him*

meanwhile

Sarah: *is silent for a while* ...What are we going to do...?

TheGameArtCritic on August 1, 2012, 4:21:26 PM

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TheGameArtCriticLance: *He hugs his sister back, crying* ...

meanwhile

Sam: ... I really don't know, Sarah.

mechadragon13 on August 1, 2012, 4:29:22 PM

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mechadragon13Emma: *hugs him tightly, letting him cry it out--it's what he needed, anyway* <:(

meanwhile

Sarah: ...We need to talk to him... without it descending into a shouting match...

TheGameArtCritic on August 1, 2012, 5:07:39 PM

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TheGameArtCriticLance: *When he's done crying, he lets go of his sister, sniffling a bit* ... Thanks Emma.

meanwhile

Sam: You just spoke the impossible.

mechadragon13 on August 1, 2012, 5:44:08 PM

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mechadragon13Emma: *gives him a sad smile* Anytime, Lance. Think you'll be able to sleep alright? <:(

meanwhile

Sarah: But it wouldn't hurt to try, would it? *sighs* He wasn't always like this...

TheGameArtCritic on August 1, 2012, 6:03:26 PM

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TheGameArtCriticLance: ... I guess. Maybe. <:/

meanwhile

Sam: ... Don't remind me.

mechadragon13 on August 2, 2012, 3:38:16 PM

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mechadragon13Emma: Then at least try. <:( *stands up to go to her own bed*

meanwhile

Sarah: ... You still have to talk to him. He can't go on like this.

TheGameArtCritic on August 2, 2012, 3:49:12 PM

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TheGameArtCriticLance: *Quietly* ... Okay... *He lies down in his bed* ...

meanwhile

Sam: I can't talk to Lance. He never wants to just TALK with me.

mechadragon13 on August 2, 2012, 4:15:02 PM

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mechadragon13Emma: *curls up in her own bed* ...G'night...

meanwhile

Sarah: *sighs* Because you don't try hard enough, Sam... I'd do it, but the one he has to hear it from is you. Maybe after this whole ordeal, after having a taste of the consequences, he'll be more willing to listen..

TheGameArtCritic on August 2, 2012, 4:17:18 PM

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TheGameArtCriticLance: ... 'Night.

meanwhile

Sam: ... Yeah, right. He never learns, Sarah. No matter what happens, he just NEVER learns.

mechadragon13 on August 2, 2012, 4:25:53 PM

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mechadragon13Emma: *wonders how much sleep she'll get. at least there was no school tomorrow...*

meanwhile

Sarah: So that's it? You're just going to give up on him? :/

TheGameArtCritic on August 2, 2012, 4:31:31 PM

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TheGameArtCritic on July 31, 2012, 2:14:39 PM

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TheGameArtCriticSam: ... He's... He's with me...

Lance: *Crying, shaking, totally upset*

mechadragon13 on July 31, 2012, 2:23:25 PM

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mechadragon13Sarah: *goes quiet* ...Oh. *there is a pause before she speaks again* ...Do you want me to go get him?

TheGameArtCritic on July 31, 2012, 2:29:17 PM

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TheGameArtCriticSam: ... No. I'm gonna take him to my office. He'll come home later with me.

Lance: *Crying* ...

mechadragon13 on July 31, 2012, 2:40:14 PM

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mechadragon13Sarah: ...Alright. I'll see you tonight. <:(

TheGameArtCritic on July 31, 2012, 2:58:22 PM

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TheGameArtCriticSam: ... Goodbye, Sarah.

Lance: *Silent*

mechadragon13 on July 31, 2012, 3:26:21 PM

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mechadragon13Sarah: Bye... *grudgingly hangs up. she doesn't know how Sam found him, but she fears tonight wasn't going to end very well*

TheGameArtCritic on July 31, 2012, 3:43:09 PM

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TheGameArtCriticSam: *He puts his phone away* ... Come on... *He opens the cell door* We need to get an ice pack for your face anyway. It looks like I bruised it when I slammed you into that wall.

Lance: *Not speaking, he gets up and follows his father out of the jail*

mechadragon13 on July 31, 2012, 3:53:45 PM

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mechadragon13Sarah: ... *looks at the clock. another hour and a half of work* ...

meanwhile

Emma: *arrives home on the bus* I'm hooome! *spots Key* Hey, grandma!

Key: ! Hello, Emma. :) *goes to hug her* How was school?

Emma: Eh, same as usual. X) *hugs her* My brother didn't give you too much trouble, did he?

Key: ...Well... >__>

TheGameArtCritic on July 31, 2012, 4:01:57 PM

TheGameArtCritic on
TheGameArtCritic*Later, that night*

Sam: *Pulls Lance into the house by his wrist* You're in big trouble.

Lance: *Silent and upset. His father hasn't spoken to him that much that entire evening*

mechadragon13 on July 31, 2012, 4:06:21 PM

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mechadragon13Key: *had already gone home*

Sarah: ! *stands up from the couch when they come in* ...

Emma: ! *stays sitting* ...

TheGameArtCritic on July 31, 2012, 4:16:44 PM

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TheGameArtCriticSam: *Lets go of Lance's wrist* So what do you have to say for yourself? >:(

Lance: *Keeps silent*

Sam: *Suddenly roaring at him* YOU HAVE SHAMED YOUR ENTIRE FAMILY -- ME, AND YOUR MOTHER AND YOUR SISTER, AND EVEN YOUR GRANDMOTHER!! ALL OF US ARE DISAPPOINTED IN YOU, AND YOU HAVE NOTHING TO SAY ABOUT IT??

Lance: ...

Sam: GO TO YOUR ROOM AND DON'T COME OUT UNTIL YOU LEARN HOW TO BE A HUMAN BEING!! DDD8<

Lance: ... *He sprints to his room and slams the door closed*

Sam: *Still very angry, he just glares at the ground*

mechadragon13 on July 31, 2012, 4:27:18 PM

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mechadragon13Emma: *just watches, mouth agape, shocked into silence. She's never seen her father that angry* ...

Sarah: *tries to remain neutral, but there's a hint of fear in her eyes. her voice is quiet* ...Sam...

TheGameArtCritic on July 31, 2012, 4:29:46 PM

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TheGameArtCriticSam: *Snapping at Sarah* What?? >:(

mechadragon13 on July 31, 2012, 4:35:17 PM

mechadragon13 on
mechadragon13Emma: *jumps a bit, watching wide-eyed from her seat on the couch*

Sarah: ... <:( *shakes her head very slightly*

TheGameArtCritic on July 31, 2012, 4:43:31 PM

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TheGameArtCriticSam: *His angry expression softens and tension leaves his body. With a sigh, he speaks* ... I'm gonna go to bed. *He then heads up to his and Sarah's bedroom*

mechadragon13 on July 31, 2012, 4:46:31 PM

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mechadragon13Sarah: *watches him leave, then turns to Emma* You should go to bed too, Emma. <:(

Emma: <:( ... *stands up, hugs her mother tightly, then goes upstairs to her room, very quietly opening the door*

Sarah: ... *sighs. what a mess. she goes upstairs to her room as well*

TheGameArtCritic on July 31, 2012, 4:58:33 PM

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TheGameArtCriticLance: *Lies on his bed, on his side, crying again, though this time not silently. He doesn't notice Emma*

meanwhile

Sam: *He lies on his back on the bed, looking up at the ceiling. He eyes fall to greet Sarah in silence* ...

mechadragon13 on July 31, 2012, 5:01:19 PM

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mechadragon13Emma: <:( ... *quietly walks over towards him, and lightly touches his shoulder*

meanwhile

Sarah: *stares back for a little while, before climbing into bed next to him, also looking up at the ceiling* ...

TheGameArtCritic on July 31, 2012, 5:17:23 PM

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TheGameArtCritic on July 30, 2012, 7:30:48 PM

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TheGameArtCriticLance: *He is silenced* ...

mechadragon13 on July 31, 2012, 7:29:38 AM

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mechadragon13Key: *is quiet for a little while, then speaks again* Your decisions affect more than just you, Lance. Think about that next time you run off with your friends. <:/

TheGameArtCritic on July 31, 2012, 7:36:40 AM

TheGameArtCritic on
TheGameArtCriticLance: ... I'm gonna go to my room. Probably just gonna sleep.

mechadragon13 on July 31, 2012, 7:45:14 AM

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mechadragon13Key: Alright. At least finish your waffles. <:P

TheGameArtCritic on July 31, 2012, 7:49:11 AM

TheGameArtCritic on
TheGameArtCriticLance: Mhm. *He quickly finishes up his waffles, deals with his plate, then runs upstairs to his room*

mechadragon13 on July 31, 2012, 9:09:46 AM

mechadragon13 on
mechadragon13Key: *watches him leave, and wonders if any of what she said is sinking in* ... <:/

TheGameArtCritic on July 31, 2012, 11:22:22 AM

TheGameArtCritic on
TheGameArtCriticLance: *He lies on his bed for a while, staring up at the ceiling* ...

mechadragon13 on July 31, 2012, 12:04:28 PM

mechadragon13 on
mechadragon13Key: *sighs, leaning back a bit in her chair. she knows Lance can do good, but he just has to realize he's being misled...*

TheGameArtCritic on July 31, 2012, 12:07:11 PM

TheGameArtCritic on
TheGameArtCriticLance: *After a bit of waiting, he opens up his bedroom window and climbs out of it. He runs all the way to the dump where his friends normally hang out*

mechadragon13 on July 31, 2012, 12:21:48 PM

mechadragon13 on
mechadragon13Key: *doesn't notice until she goes to check on him after a little while. She opens the door into his room and upon seeing the window open, she knows exactly what's happened--frankly, she should have expected as much, though now she doesn't know what to do*

TheGameArtCritic on July 31, 2012, 12:33:41 PM

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TheGameArtCriticLance: *Finds his group* Hey Pete, hey Kyle, hey Mike. <:D

Pete: The frack took so long, Lance? You're lucky we decided to stick around for you.

Lance: Sorry, I had some... Issues with my parents. >__>

Kyle: Oh right, you're still a little baby boy.

Mike: Still depending on your mommy and daddy to feed you and love you. >:P

Lance: Hey, well I'm here NOW, alright? >:/

Kyle: Got a can? We're gonna go trash someplace dangerous to trash.

Lance: Uh, no... What did you have in mind?

Mike: Aw jeez, seriously?? You forgot to bring a can of paint??

Pete: We're fracking up the local military outpost. The one where your DAD works, dumbass. >:/

Lance: ... W-we can't do THAT...! D8>

Mike: Uh oh, the little baby doesn't wanna get daddy mad!

Pete: *Hands Lance a raggedy scarf* Wear this over your face. Now you won't have anything to worry about. We can give you one of our cans. >:/

Lance: <:/ ... *He wears the scarf and puts his hood up*

mechadragon13 on July 31, 2012, 12:36:34 PM

mechadragon13 on
mechadragon13Key: *hates to ruin her daughter's day, but she has to tell SOMEONE--she picks up the phone and calls Sarah*

Sarah: *sees the number, and immediately fears the worst. she picks up--* He got out, didn't he?

TheGameArtCritic on July 31, 2012, 12:53:10 PM

TheGameArtCritic on
TheGameArtCritic*The gang heads over to the military outpost. The first thing they do is throw a large rock at Sam's window that it shatters the glass*

Sam: HEY!! D8<

Pete, Kyle and Mike: *Snicker. They hand a can of paint to Lance and push him over to the front of the outpost*

Lance: *After a bit of hesitation, he starts spraying on the wall*

Sam: *Bursts out the front doors* SON OF A dog THUGS MESSING UP THE -- YOU ARE ALL UNDER ARREST FOR DAMAGING THIS PROPERTY!! DDDB<

Lance: shoot! D8

*They run*

Sam: *Sprints after them* DDDD8<

mechadragon13 on July 31, 2012, 1:13:37 PM

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mechadragon13Key: I didn't even hear him leave! I'm sorry, I should have kept an eye on him--

Sarah: It's okay mom, don't worry about it--I'll let Sam know, he'll find him. Thanks for letting me know. <:/

Key: Mhmm. <:/

Sarah: *hangs up, and immediately calls Sam--his office phone rings and rings and rings... but he never picks up*

TheGameArtCritic on July 31, 2012, 1:21:28 PM

TheGameArtCritic on
TheGameArtCriticLance: *Runs with his friends, but he's too slow to keep up with them. They all end up leaving him anyway* H-HEY! WAIT! D8>

Sam: *Catches up with Lance and grabs him by the hoodie. He immediately shoves him against the nearest wall, face-first, and slaps a pair of hand cuffs on him* You're coming with me. D:<

Lance: *He looks over to where his friends ran off. He keeps silent, frozen in fear of his own father. He doesn't dare speak when he's dragged back, past the outpost, and thrown into a cell in the city's prison* DDDD8>

Sam: ... And you're gonna STAY HERE for a WEEK for what you've done, or at least until your parents bail you out -- Who are they anyway, your parents? Who's the irresponsible pair of people who don't know how to raise a kid??

Lance: *Shivering and silent, tearing up*

Sam: TAKE OFF THAT frackING HOOD AND THAT frackING SCARF AND TELL ME WHO THE frack I NEED TO CALL, GODDAMNIT!! DDDD8<

Lance: *Still shaking, now crying, he takes off the hood and the scarf, head down*

Sam: ... Lance?? D8>

mechadragon13 on July 31, 2012, 1:47:33 PM

mechadragon13 on
mechadragon13Sarah: *keeps calling his office phone, frustrated--she gives up and calls Sam's cell phone*

TheGameArtCritic on July 31, 2012, 2:03:49 PM

TheGameArtCritic on
TheGameArtCriticSam: *He feels the cellphone vibrate in his pocket, though it takes a while for him to actually take it out and answer it. He speaks quietly, staring at his son in the jail cell* ... Hello?

Lance: *Cries silently, avoiding looking at his father*

mechadragon13 on July 31, 2012, 2:05:53 PM

mechadragon13 on
mechadragon13Sarah: Oh god, FINALLY--Sam, Key told me that Lance got out of the house, do you have any idea where he is??

TheGameArtCritic on July 31, 2012, 2:13:30 PM

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TheGameArtCritic on July 29, 2012, 5:33:11 PM

TheGameArtCritic on
TheGameArtCriticLance: *He sighs* ... It's not as easy as it sounds for me.

mechadragon13 on July 29, 2012, 5:37:08 PM

mechadragon13 on
mechadragon13Key: And why is that? <:/

TheGameArtCritic on July 29, 2012, 5:42:11 PM

TheGameArtCritic on
TheGameArtCriticLance: I've got only a few friends, and I'd like to keep them.

mechadragon13 on July 29, 2012, 5:44:50 PM

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mechadragon13Key: Friends don't get friends kicked out of school--you're lucky you haven't been arrested yet. I always used to tell your mother, "better alone than in bad company." <:/

TheGameArtCritic on July 29, 2012, 5:50:26 PM

TheGameArtCritic on
TheGameArtCriticLance: ... And why'd you have to tell MOM that?

mechadragon13 on July 29, 2012, 5:52:35 PM

mechadragon13 on
mechadragon13Key: Everyone has a rough time when they're younger, your parents are no different. <:/

TheGameArtCritic on July 29, 2012, 5:59:05 PM

TheGameArtCritic on
TheGameArtCriticLance: ... But what HAPPENED? :/

mechadragon13 on July 29, 2012, 6:02:02 PM

mechadragon13 on
mechadragon13Key: Let's just say that at one point, they got themselves into serious trouble too. But you know what they did? They got themselves out of it. They took a step back, saw the problem, and fixed it themselves. With a little help, of course. <:P

TheGameArtCritic on July 29, 2012, 6:16:44 PM

TheGameArtCritic on
TheGameArtCriticLance: But you're not going to go into detail about this? <:/

mechadragon13 on July 30, 2012, 1:45:35 PM

mechadragon13 on
mechadragon13Key: *sighs* You're missing the whole point, Lance--The details aren't necessary. The point is that your parents were able to straighten out their lives, and that you should be able to as well. <:/

TheGameArtCritic on July 30, 2012, 4:08:29 PM

TheGameArtCritic on
TheGameArtCriticLance: ... But what if I don't WANT to straighten it out?

mechadragon13 on July 30, 2012, 4:42:36 PM

mechadragon13 on
mechadragon13Key: Then that would be your own choice. Just know that you'd be disappointing a lot of people who care about you. <:/

TheGameArtCritic on July 30, 2012, 6:33:04 PM

TheGameArtCritic on
TheGameArtCriticLance: But at least they'd expect it.

mechadragon13 on July 30, 2012, 6:35:52 PM

mechadragon13 on
mechadragon13Key: I think they'd much rather be surprised by a change.

TheGameArtCritic on July 30, 2012, 6:51:17 PM

TheGameArtCritic on
TheGameArtCriticLance: *He sighs* ... I can hear them now. "Good job Lance, you weren't a total d-bag. Too bad you're not like Emma, who's NEVER a d-bag."

mechadragon13 on July 30, 2012, 6:53:21 PM

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mechadragon13Key: You shouldn't compare yourself to your sister, it's what you do that matters. Besides, I'm pretty sure she has problems of her own. <:/

TheGameArtCritic on July 30, 2012, 7:12:30 PM

TheGameArtCritic on
TheGameArtCriticLance: What problems could EMMA ever have?

mechadragon13 on July 30, 2012, 7:20:42 PM

mechadragon13 on
mechadragon13Key: People have high expectations of her--perhaps a little too high, I fear. Considering your reputation, she has to do the complete opposite to make up for it, and that can take a toll on someone your age.

TheGameArtCritic on July 30, 2012, 7:29:09 PM

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TheGameArtCritic on July 29, 2012, 3:25:14 PM

TheGameArtCritic on
TheGameArtCriticLance: Yeah, yeah... Sure. XC

mechadragon13 on July 29, 2012, 3:39:29 PM

mechadragon13 on
mechadragon13Emma: <:I ... *leaves the room, grabbing something out of the kitchen and waving goodbye to her mother before going out to the bus stop*

Sarah: *waves back, still on the phone with Key*

TheGameArtCritic on July 29, 2012, 3:49:31 PM

TheGameArtCritic on
TheGameArtCriticLance: *He flops down on his bed, glaring up at the ceiling, arms crossed* ...

mechadragon13 on July 29, 2012, 4:02:12 PM

mechadragon13 on
mechadragon13Sarah: *hangs up, then calls up the stairs* LANCE! BREAKFAST!

TheGameArtCritic on July 29, 2012, 4:11:05 PM

TheGameArtCritic on
TheGameArtCriticLance: *With a sigh, he gets up and shuffles down the stairs, then sits down at the table* ...

mechadragon13 on July 29, 2012, 4:15:30 PM

mechadragon13 on
mechadragon13Sarah: *sets a plate of waffles down in front of him, along with a bottle of syrup* Your grandmother's coming over in a little while, okay? I need you to behave for her. <:/

TheGameArtCritic on July 29, 2012, 4:23:58 PM

TheGameArtCritic on
TheGameArtCriticLance: *Stares at the waffles for a few seconds, then looks up at his mother* ... What's this for?

mechadragon13 on July 29, 2012, 4:34:10 PM

mechadragon13 on
mechadragon13Sarah: *raises an eyebrow* What do you mean? It's breakfast.

TheGameArtCritic on July 29, 2012, 4:35:14 PM

TheGameArtCritic on
TheGameArtCriticLance: *Quietly* ... I really like waffles...

mechadragon13 on July 29, 2012, 4:48:27 PM

mechadragon13 on
mechadragon13Sarah: I know... go ahead and eat, then you can go back to bed if you want.

TheGameArtCritic on July 29, 2012, 4:50:21 PM

TheGameArtCritic on
TheGameArtCriticLance: *Looks at Sarah for a bit before slowly eating his waffle* ...

mechadragon13 on July 29, 2012, 4:59:47 PM

mechadragon13 on
mechadragon13Sarah: ... <:/ ...

*there is a knock on the door*

Sarah: ! *goes to open it, and let Key in* Hey, mom.

Key: Hello, Sarah. :)

TheGameArtCritic on July 29, 2012, 5:04:15 PM

TheGameArtCritic on
TheGameArtCriticLance: *Looks up, gives Key a wave and a smile, then continues eating his waffle*

mechadragon13 on July 29, 2012, 5:09:24 PM

mechadragon13 on
mechadragon13Key: And hello to you too, my little troublemaker. :P *ruffles his hair as she passes him*

Sarah: *grabs her stuff* Alright, I'm off to work. Behave yourselves, okay? <;P

Key: ^^

TheGameArtCritic on July 29, 2012, 5:12:14 PM

TheGameArtCritic on
TheGameArtCriticLance: *Gives Sarah a small wave, then quickly finishes up his waffle* ... Um, hey, Grandma. Nice to see you. <:P

mechadragon13 on July 29, 2012, 5:20:25 PM

mechadragon13 on
mechadragon13Key: *sits down at the table next to him* It's nice to see you too. Though I wish the circumstances were a little better. <:P

TheGameArtCritic on July 29, 2012, 5:24:18 PM

TheGameArtCritic on
TheGameArtCriticLance: Mn... Getting grounded sucks.

mechadragon13 on July 29, 2012, 5:29:07 PM

mechadragon13 on
mechadragon13Key: Yes, yes it does. Maybe not getting yourself grounded in the first place would be better... though i'm sure you've gotten that argument a million times already.

TheGameArtCritic on July 29, 2012, 5:32:48 PM

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TheGameArtCritic on July 29, 2012, 7:39:01 AM

TheGameArtCritic on
TheGameArtCriticSam: Maybe he needs a therapist?

mechadragon13 on July 29, 2012, 7:45:22 AM

mechadragon13 on
mechadragon13Sarah: Maybe. I doubt he'd be very cooperative, but it's worth a try.

TheGameArtCritic on July 29, 2012, 12:22:36 PM

TheGameArtCritic on
TheGameArtCriticSam: ... Sarah, ANYTHING'S worth trying at this point.

mechadragon13 on July 29, 2012, 12:40:35 PM

mechadragon13 on
mechadragon13Sarah: ...I guess you're right...

TheGameArtCritic on July 29, 2012, 12:54:34 PM

TheGameArtCritic on
TheGameArtCriticSam: God, just -- Why can't he be more like his sister? Ugh. I gotta get out of here. Got stuff to do.

mechadragon13 on July 29, 2012, 12:56:49 PM

mechadragon13 on
mechadragon13Sarah: Be careful, okay? <:/

TheGameArtCritic on July 29, 2012, 1:11:11 PM

TheGameArtCritic on
TheGameArtCriticSam: I will. You be careful, too. <:/ *He then leaves for work*

meanwhile

Lance: *Hangs around his room, angry* >:( ...

mechadragon13 on July 29, 2012, 1:18:52 PM

mechadragon13 on
mechadragon13Sarah: <:/ ... *goes to call her mother*

meanwhile

Emma: *getting ready for school* Lance, you need to take a deep breath and calm down. Getting angry isn't gonna help you. <:/

TheGameArtCritic on July 29, 2012, 1:25:01 PM

TheGameArtCritic on
TheGameArtCriticLance: I'm allowed to be angry. I'm GROUNDED. >:(

mechadragon13 on July 29, 2012, 1:39:01 PM

mechadragon13 on
mechadragon13Emma: Well, YEAH, but that's all your own fault.

TheGameArtCritic on July 29, 2012, 1:44:46 PM

TheGameArtCritic on
TheGameArtCriticLance: Emma, do you really have to be a stuck-up know-it-all? >:(

mechadragon13 on July 29, 2012, 1:57:08 PM

mechadragon13 on
mechadragon13Emma: *huffs* I'm just telling the truth. >:I

TheGameArtCritic on July 29, 2012, 2:31:01 PM

TheGameArtCritic on
TheGameArtCriticLance: Whatever. >:( *He gets up and walks around the room*

mechadragon13 on July 29, 2012, 2:34:41 PM

mechadragon13 on
mechadragon13Emma: *is used to his behavior, so she really can't stay upset with him for very long. she finishes packing up her school things*

TheGameArtCritic on July 29, 2012, 2:52:28 PM

TheGameArtCritic on
TheGameArtCriticLance: ... What am I supposed to do? Just lay around and be BORED? I HATE getting grounded.

mechadragon13 on July 29, 2012, 2:58:25 PM

mechadragon13 on
mechadragon13Emma: *sarcastically* I dunno, maybe catch up on your homework?

TheGameArtCritic on July 29, 2012, 3:06:45 PM

TheGameArtCritic on
TheGameArtCriticLance: Pff, frack THAT.

mechadragon13 on July 29, 2012, 3:15:56 PM

mechadragon13 on
mechadragon13Emma: *sighs* Oooookay, but you can't say I didn't warn you. *slings her bag over her shoulder* I'll see you later. PLEASE try not to get into trouble... <:/

TheGameArtCritic on July 29, 2012, 3:24:56 PM

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TheGameArtCritic on July 28, 2012, 11:34:50 AM

TheGameArtCritic on
TheGameArtCriticSam: *He nuzzles Sarah a little, though he's distracted by his own worry*

mechadragon13 on July 28, 2012, 11:39:32 AM

mechadragon13 on
mechadragon13Sarah: *nuzzles him back, mumbling* 'morning...

TheGameArtCritic on July 28, 2012, 11:46:34 AM

TheGameArtCritic on
TheGameArtCriticSam: Morning, Sarah. I, uh... Need to go to work, and so do you. Think we can trust Lance to not do anything stupid while we're gone?

mechadragon13 on July 28, 2012, 11:49:50 AM

mechadragon13 on
mechadragon13Sarah: Do you want me to be honest or optimistic? <:/

TheGameArtCritic on July 28, 2012, 11:57:40 AM

TheGameArtCritic on
TheGameArtCriticSam: ... Okay, well, should we get your mom to watch him, if she's not busy?

mechadragon13 on July 28, 2012, 12:05:38 PM

mechadragon13 on
mechadragon13Sarah: I don't think she'll mind. I'll call her up in a bit. <:/

TheGameArtCritic on July 28, 2012, 5:17:59 PM

TheGameArtCritic on
TheGameArtCriticSam: Alright. Thanks for doing that, Sarah.

mechadragon13 on July 28, 2012, 5:18:31 PM

mechadragon13 on
mechadragon13Sarah: Mhmm. <:/ *kisses his cheek, then gets up to get ready for the day*

TheGameArtCritic on July 28, 2012, 5:48:08 PM

TheGameArtCritic on
TheGameArtCriticSam: *Gets up and also starts getting ready*

mechadragon13 on July 28, 2012, 5:49:32 PM

mechadragon13 on
mechadragon13Sarah: *as she gets ready* ...Do you think he'll ever listen?

TheGameArtCritic on July 28, 2012, 6:02:03 PM

TheGameArtCritic on
TheGameArtCriticSam: ... I WISH I could be that optimistic...

mechadragon13 on July 28, 2012, 6:06:44 PM

mechadragon13 on
mechadragon13Sarah: <:( ...

TheGameArtCritic on July 28, 2012, 6:10:18 PM

TheGameArtCritic on
TheGameArtCriticSam: ... Where did we go wrong with him?

mechadragon13 on July 28, 2012, 6:15:26 PM

mechadragon13 on
mechadragon13Sarah: ...I don't know... Maybe we didn't pay enough attention...

TheGameArtCritic on July 28, 2012, 6:19:34 PM

TheGameArtCritic on
TheGameArtCriticSam: ... Maybe. Maybe we should start paying MORE attention, then.

mechadragon13 on July 29, 2012, 7:17:53 AM

mechadragon13 on
mechadragon13Sarah: *nods* Good plan...

TheGameArtCritic on July 29, 2012, 7:26:38 AM

TheGameArtCritic on
TheGameArtCriticSam: ... But it's not like we can just... DO SOMETHING with him after grounding him...

mechadragon13 on July 29, 2012, 7:35:38 AM

mechadragon13 on
mechadragon13Sarah: We can't just let up on him so easily, though... He's one more mishap from getting expelled...! D:>

TheGameArtCritic on July 29, 2012, 7:38:45 AM

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TheGameArtCritic on July 27, 2012, 5:42:19 PM

TheGameArtCritic on
TheGameArtCriticLance: Huh, well... He could at least yell a little less.

mechadragon13 on July 27, 2012, 5:53:40 PM

mechadragon13 on
mechadragon13Emma: He's getting impatient, I guess...

TheGameArtCritic on July 27, 2012, 5:56:08 PM

TheGameArtCritic on
TheGameArtCriticLance: Oh, of course. XC

mechadragon13 on July 27, 2012, 6:01:54 PM

mechadragon13 on
mechadragon13Emma: Well, you HAVE been going at this for forEVER... <:P

TheGameArtCritic on July 27, 2012, 6:08:43 PM

TheGameArtCritic on
TheGameArtCriticLance: Well... Hey, I'm just gonna go sleep now, okay?

mechadragon13 on July 27, 2012, 6:15:05 PM

mechadragon13 on
mechadragon13Emma: ...Okay. Just... y'know... try? Please?

TheGameArtCritic on July 27, 2012, 6:17:57 PM

TheGameArtCritic on
TheGameArtCriticLance: Yeah, Emma, yeah.

mechadragon13 on July 27, 2012, 6:25:32 PM

mechadragon13 on
mechadragon13Emma: ...'Night...

TheGameArtCritic on July 27, 2012, 6:28:40 PM

TheGameArtCritic on
TheGameArtCriticLance: ... ... 'Night. *He tries going back to sleep*

mechadragon13 on July 27, 2012, 6:31:40 PM

mechadragon13 on
mechadragon13Emma: *also tries to sleep* ...

TheGameArtCritic on July 27, 2012, 6:37:06 PM

TheGameArtCritic on
TheGameArtCriticLance: *Eventually does, though he's a bit troubled*

mechadragon13 on July 27, 2012, 6:40:19 PM

mechadragon13 on
mechadragon13Emma: *tries not to think of the fact that she'll be riding the bus to school alone the next day. again. she eventually manages to fall asleep*

TheGameArtCritic on July 27, 2012, 6:46:37 PM

TheGameArtCritic on
TheGameArtCriticThe Next Morning

Sam: *Lies in bed, staring at the ceiling* ...

mechadragon13 on July 28, 2012, 3:23:41 AM

mechadragon13 on
mechadragon13Sarah: *is asleep, an arm across his chest*

TheGameArtCritic on July 28, 2012, 5:54:03 AM

TheGameArtCritic on
TheGameArtCriticSam: *Wants and doesn't want to get up* ...

mechadragon13 on July 28, 2012, 11:26:30 AM

mechadragon13 on
mechadragon13Sarah: *snuggles a little closer to him, not quite awake yet*

TheGameArtCritic on July 28, 2012, 11:34:10 AM

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TheGameArtCritic on July 26, 2012, 6:07:31 PM

TheGameArtCritic on
TheGameArtCriticSam: ... I made him tell me what he did, and then I told him why what he did was wrong, and... it sort of escalated from there.

mechadragon13 on July 26, 2012, 6:14:12 PM

mechadragon13 on
mechadragon13Sarah: *sighs, a bit disappointed, though not surprised*

Emma: ...

*later that night, when everyone's gone to bed*

Emma: ...Lance. Lance, are you still up?

TheGameArtCritic on July 26, 2012, 6:19:49 PM

TheGameArtCritic on
TheGameArtCriticLance: *He sighs* ... Yeah. What's up?

mechadragon13 on July 26, 2012, 6:25:48 PM

mechadragon13 on
mechadragon13Emma: ...What did dad tell you?

TheGameArtCritic on July 26, 2012, 6:29:51 PM

TheGameArtCritic on
TheGameArtCriticLance: ... He told me that if I kept doing shoot like that, I won't be able to graduate high school, and I was like "I don't care". Then he started yelling, so I yelled back.

mechadragon13 on July 26, 2012, 6:34:28 PM

mechadragon13 on
mechadragon13Emma: ... *sighs, and gets up out of her bed, instead choosing to sit on the edge of her brother's* ...You really SHOULD care, you know...

TheGameArtCritic on July 26, 2012, 6:40:28 PM

TheGameArtCritic on
TheGameArtCriticLance: I don't need YOU lecturing me too, y'know. I got enough of that from Mom and Dad.

mechadragon13 on July 27, 2012, 11:27:35 AM

mechadragon13 on
mechadragon13Emma: I'm not trying to lecture you, I'm just worried about you--Aren't I allowed to worry?

TheGameArtCritic on July 27, 2012, 1:27:10 PM

TheGameArtCritic on
TheGameArtCriticLance: ... There's really nothing to worry about, Emma. I'll be fine.

mechadragon13 on July 27, 2012, 4:20:18 PM

mechadragon13 on
mechadragon13Emma: I really wouldn't be too sure of that. <:( *stands up, and heads back to her own bed*

TheGameArtCritic on July 27, 2012, 4:38:03 PM

TheGameArtCritic on
TheGameArtCriticLance: :/ ... *He turns over, away from her* ...

mechadragon13 on July 27, 2012, 4:41:20 PM

mechadragon13 on
mechadragon13Emma: *gets back into bed, staring at the ceiling* ... *quietly* Please promise me you'll at least TRY not to get kicked out of school...

TheGameArtCritic on July 27, 2012, 4:46:00 PM

TheGameArtCritic on
TheGameArtCriticLance: Can't make any promises, Sis'. It'd be better for my REP to get kicked out anyway.

mechadragon13 on July 27, 2012, 5:05:46 PM

mechadragon13 on
mechadragon13Emma: Who cares about your "REP"? Do you KNOW what that'd do to mom and dad??

TheGameArtCritic on July 27, 2012, 5:13:54 PM

TheGameArtCritic on
TheGameArtCriticLance: They've got YOU, don't they? Their perfect little goody-two-shoes child. >:/

mechadragon13 on July 27, 2012, 5:19:21 PM

mechadragon13 on
mechadragon13Emma: I am NOT a goody-two-shoes. >:/ And you're missing the point! You're their child too.

TheGameArtCritic on July 27, 2012, 5:31:04 PM

TheGameArtCritic on
TheGameArtCriticLance: ... No I'm not. Especially not to Dad.

mechadragon13 on July 27, 2012, 5:33:14 PM

mechadragon13 on
mechadragon13Emma: Yes you are. If Dad didn't care, he wouldn't try to get you to do better.

TheGameArtCritic on July 27, 2012, 5:41:44 PM

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TheGameArtCritic on July 26, 2012, 3:47:38 PM

TheGameArtCritic on
TheGameArtCriticLance: What?? That's crazy! You're crazy! D8<

mechadragon13 on July 26, 2012, 3:50:01 PM

mechadragon13 on
mechadragon13Sarah: *scowls* Be grateful it's me and not your father--he'd probably take those privileges away PERMANENTLY, or at least until you learned your lesson. >:/

TheGameArtCritic on July 26, 2012, 3:55:56 PM

TheGameArtCritic on
TheGameArtCriticLance: *He pouts, glaring at the ground*

mechadragon13 on July 26, 2012, 4:00:37 PM

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mechadragon13Sarah: ... *sighs, tired. she doesn't understand why her and her husband's words just seem to go in one ear and right out the other--his sister understood. it wasn't like they were asking for something that was impossible. why didn't he understand?*

TheGameArtCritic on July 26, 2012, 4:05:24 PM

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TheGameArtCriticLance: ... So should I go to my room now, or what? >:/

mechadragon13 on July 26, 2012, 4:10:14 PM

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mechadragon13Sarah: If you want to. Just know that if I catch you leaving out the window, that's an extra three weeks. >:/

TheGameArtCritic on July 26, 2012, 4:18:07 PM

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TheGameArtCriticLance: Yeah, yeah... *He climbs up the stairs to his room and slams the door shut*

mechadragon13 on July 26, 2012, 4:24:29 PM

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mechadragon13Sarah: ... *leans back in the chair and groans. she checks her watch--thirty minutes until Emma comes home, six hours until Sam does. tonight was going to be interesting...*

TheGameArtCritic on July 26, 2012, 4:33:31 PM

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TheGameArtCritic*Later*

Sam: *Comes home* Soo... The Mafia's back. If anyone's interested about that.

mechadragon13 on July 26, 2012, 4:37:14 PM

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mechadragon13Sarah: Oh, GREAT. MORE good news...

Emma: >___>;

TheGameArtCritic on July 26, 2012, 5:22:37 PM

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TheGameArtCriticSam: ... Did something happen? D:

mechadragon13 on July 26, 2012, 5:24:59 PM

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mechadragon13Sarah: Lance got himself suspended. AGAIN.

Emma: <____<

TheGameArtCritic on July 26, 2012, 5:31:16 PM

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TheGameArtCriticSam: ... WHAT? D8< Does he need to be TALKED TO again?

mechadragon13 on July 26, 2012, 5:34:49 PM

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mechadragon13Sarah: I don't even know anymore. Sometimes I start to think he's a lost cause, he doesn't listen to ANYTHING we tell him...

Emma: ...

TheGameArtCritic on July 26, 2012, 5:42:38 PM

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TheGameArtCriticSam: ... I'm going to talk to him. We have to get it through his thick skull at some point. *He then marches up the stairs and enters Lance's room. A loud and angry exchange of words soon follows between him and Lance*

mechadragon13 on July 26, 2012, 5:47:22 PM

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mechadragon13Sarah: *had been listening in for a while, but she just gives up after a while. she knows it's only going to end the same way it usually did...*

Emma: *sits quietly, watching her hands as she twiddles her thumb. why couldn't her brother just stop yelling and listen for once?*

TheGameArtCritic on July 26, 2012, 5:52:26 PM

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TheGameArtCriticSam: *Finally, after tiring himself out while arguing with Lance, he slams his son's door closed and heads back down the stairs, furious. Sam sits down on the couch, glaring*

mechadragon13 on July 26, 2012, 5:56:38 PM

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mechadragon13Sarah: *already knows the answer, but asks anyway* So, what happened?

Emma: <:/ ...

TheGameArtCritic on July 26, 2012, 6:06:53 PM

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TheGameArtCritic on July 26, 2012, 6:09:47 AM

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TheGameArtCriticLance: SO MY LIFESTYLE IS NOTHING TO YOU?? D8<

mechadragon13 on July 26, 2012, 6:19:51 AM

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mechadragon13Sarah: I'm sorry, but being a juvenile delinquent is NOT an acceptable "LIFESTYLE." Can't you see that you're ruining your future?!

TheGameArtCritic on July 26, 2012, 6:30:52 AM

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TheGameArtCriticLance: I'd say it's more like enriching my future. >__>

mechadragon13 on July 26, 2012, 6:32:23 AM

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mechadragon13Sarah: Are you saying you want to be a criminal for the rest of your life? >:/

TheGameArtCritic on July 26, 2012, 6:40:52 AM

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TheGameArtCriticLance: It's ART, Mom! Give me a break!

mechadragon13 on July 26, 2012, 6:46:11 AM

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mechadragon13Sarah: Oh, yeah, spraying obscenities on private property is DEFINITELY art and TOTALLY not against the law or anything, mhmm.

TheGameArtCritic on July 26, 2012, 6:59:00 AM

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TheGameArtCriticLance: Oh my god, shut up, Mom. >:/

mechadragon13 on July 26, 2012, 7:00:53 AM

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mechadragon13Sarah: Don't speak to me like that again. Your father isn't going to be happy about this, you know. >:(

TheGameArtCritic on July 26, 2012, 7:09:35 AM

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TheGameArtCriticLance: Dad's NEVER happy about me. This isn't news.

mechadragon13 on July 26, 2012, 11:06:18 AM

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mechadragon13Sarah: Then maybe you should take that as a sign that you're doing something wrong.

TheGameArtCritic on July 26, 2012, 11:33:52 AM

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TheGameArtCriticLance: Or he hates me.

mechadragon13 on July 26, 2012, 11:56:23 AM

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mechadragon13Sarah: ... *sighs* Your father loves you, Lance. He just wants what's best for you--and this, what you're doing now, definitely isn't it.

TheGameArtCritic on July 26, 2012, 1:37:54 PM

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TheGameArtCriticLance: *Snorts and stays silent the rest of the ride home*

mechadragon13 on July 26, 2012, 1:41:56 PM

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mechadragon13Sarah: *also remains silent, not even bothering to turn the radio on. when they finally get back, she steps out of the car and watches Lance closely to make sure he doesn't just run off* ...

TheGameArtCritic on July 26, 2012, 1:46:33 PM

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TheGameArtCriticLance: *Rolls his eyes and walks over to the front door of the house*

mechadragon13 on July 26, 2012, 1:51:27 PM

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mechadragon13Sarah: *opens the door and steps aside to let him in, shutting the door behind them* Living room. Now.

TheGameArtCritic on July 26, 2012, 1:55:08 PM

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TheGameArtCriticLance: *With a huff* Whatever. *Goes to the living room and sits on the couch*

mechadragon13 on July 26, 2012, 2:08:41 PM

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mechadragon13Sarah: *sits in the armchair across from him, arms crossed* You're grounded for three weeks. No TV, no videogames, no going out at ALL.

TheGameArtCritic on July 26, 2012, 3:39:09 PM

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TheGameArtCritic on July 24, 2012, 6:16:14 PM

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TheGameArtCriticVice Principal: Send her in.

Lance: No, no don't do that. DX

mechadragon13 on July 24, 2012, 6:18:27 PM

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mechadragon13Secretary: *nods and ducks back out of the room, soon replaced with a rather grim-looking Sarah*

Sarah: *is mostly blank-faced except for a slight twitch of her eyebrow--not a very good sign at all*

TheGameArtCritic on July 24, 2012, 6:28:46 PM

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TheGameArtCriticLance: *Gives his mother a large apologetic grin* Hey... Mom.

Vice Principal: ...

mechadragon13 on July 24, 2012, 6:37:23 PM

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mechadragon13Sarah: *gives him a rather stern glare, eyes narrowed. there was no way he was getting out of this one* Hello, Lance. *looks up at the principal. Thank you for catching him. Again.

Security guy: *snorts*

TheGameArtCritic on July 24, 2012, 6:55:58 PM

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TheGameArtCriticVice Principal: ... Your boy's a bit of a menace around here, Mrs. Gatzsky.

Lance: *Rolls his eyes*

mechadragon13 on July 24, 2012, 6:57:49 PM

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mechadragon13Sarah: *shoots Lance a glare* Oh, I've noticed.

Security guy: ...

TheGameArtCritic on July 24, 2012, 7:12:23 PM

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TheGameArtCriticVice Principal: This is his final warning. Would you like some coffee or tea before you go, Mrs. Gatzky?

Lance: *Glares at the ground*

mechadragon13 on July 25, 2012, 1:14:23 PM

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mechadragon13Sarah: I appreciate the offer, but no thank you. Come on, Lance. >:/

Security guy: >:I

TheGameArtCritic on July 25, 2012, 1:56:43 PM

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TheGameArtCriticLance: *With a snort, he gets up and follows his mom*

mechadragon13 on July 25, 2012, 2:17:09 PM

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mechadragon13Sarah: *silently walks Lance out of the school, and waits until they're both in the car before speaking again. her voice is angry and accusatory, but also carries a hint of tiredness* I'm sick of having to bail you out of these things, Lance--I thought we TALKED about this!!

TheGameArtCritic on July 25, 2012, 4:05:23 PM

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TheGameArtCriticLance: You don't GET IT, Mom, so there's nothing to talk about. >:/

mechadragon13 on July 25, 2012, 4:09:27 PM

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mechadragon13Sarah: Oh, don't you even THINK about giving me the misunderstood teenager excuse again. I'm sorry, but there is NO REASON you should be acting out like this.

TheGameArtCritic on July 25, 2012, 5:42:38 PM

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TheGameArtCriticLance: There's plenty of reasons, but again, you don't GET IT. >:(

mechadragon13 on July 25, 2012, 5:48:25 PM

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mechadragon13Sarah: Alright, there are no LEGITIMATE reasons. >:/

TheGameArtCritic on July 25, 2012, 5:54:50 PM

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TheGameArtCriticLance: They're PLENTY legitimate! D8<

mechadragon13 on July 25, 2012, 6:09:51 PM

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mechadragon13Sarah: "because my friends told me to" is NOT a valid reason--and NEITHER are "because they deserve it" or "because I FELT LIKE IT"!

TheGameArtCritic on July 25, 2012, 6:14:24 PM

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TheGameArtCriticLance: See?? You DON'T get it! D8<

mechadragon13 on July 26, 2012, 5:58:28 AM

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mechadragon13Sarah: That's because there's NOTHING TO "GET", LANCE.

TheGameArtCritic on July 26, 2012, 6:07:57 AM

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TheGameArtCritic on July 24, 2012, 10:34:00 AM

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TheGameArtCriticLance: I did some stuff, now let me go! *Jerks his arm away*

mechadragon13 on July 24, 2012, 10:36:46 AM

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mechadragon13Emma: *scowls at him, but doesn't grab him again, nor does she say anything. She goes on her merry way, waiting for him to get caught--he always does*

Security Guy: *spots him* HEY!

TheGameArtCritic on July 24, 2012, 11:22:07 AM

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TheGameArtCriticLance: !! *He bolts off as fast as he can -- Maybe he can hide in the utility closet*

mechadragon13 on July 24, 2012, 11:31:24 AM

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mechadragon13Security Guard: *managed to grab him by the hood before he gets too far, and yanks him back* Oh no you don't!

Emma: ... *sighs. you'd think he'd learn after the ten-thousandth time. she continues on her way to class*

TheGameArtCritic on July 24, 2012, 11:35:59 AM

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TheGameArtCriticLance: *Is stopped in his tracks* Hey! Let go of me! D8<

mechadragon13 on July 24, 2012, 11:37:29 AM

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mechadragon13Security Guy: Not this time, kiddo. You're coming with me. >:/ *grabs his arm, and pulls him towards the office*

TheGameArtCritic on July 24, 2012, 11:51:27 AM

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TheGameArtCriticLance: *Is incredibly unamused by all this and fights the security guy all the way to the office*

mechadragon13 on July 24, 2012, 11:56:34 AM

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mechadragon13Security guy: *keeps a firm grip on the struggling teen's arm, dragging him all the way into the vice principal's office* I caught 'im.

TheGameArtCritic on July 24, 2012, 12:16:28 PM

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TheGameArtCriticVice Principal: Good, thank you. Mr. Gatzsky, have a seat. I'll need to call one of your parents.

Lance: ... Oh no... DX

Vice Principal: Let's try your mother this time. *Searches for and calls the number*

mechadragon13 on July 24, 2012, 12:19:19 PM

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mechadragon13Security Guy: *stands by the door* :/

meanwhile

Sarah: *was luckily on a break from work--she sees the phone number, and sighs when she recognizes it, reluctantly picking up* Hello?

TheGameArtCritic on July 24, 2012, 12:44:26 PM

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TheGameArtCriticVice Principal: Hello Mrs. Gatzsky. Your son has commited vandalism of school property yet again and is dangerously close to getting expelled.

Lance: ... >:/

mechadragon13 on July 24, 2012, 12:52:16 PM

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mechadragon13Sarah: *groans inwardly, frustration building* I understand. Does he need to be picked up?

TheGameArtCritic on July 24, 2012, 5:42:17 PM

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TheGameArtCriticVice Principal: Yes, I'm afraid that he's suspended for three days.

Lance: >:(

mechadragon13 on July 24, 2012, 5:48:21 PM

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mechadragon13Sarah: *sighs* Alright, I'll be there in a few minutes. Thank you for letting me know.

TheGameArtCritic on July 24, 2012, 5:56:12 PM

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TheGameArtCriticVice Principal: Of course. *He then hangs up*

Lance: *Glares*

mechadragon13 on July 24, 2012, 5:58:20 PM

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mechadragon13Sarah *hangs up, and finally lets out a frustrated groan* GodDAMMIT, Lance... *packs up her things and drives to the school*

meanwhile

Security guy: *scowls*

TheGameArtCritic on July 24, 2012, 6:07:04 PM

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TheGameArtCriticLance: *Scowls back*

Vice Principal: *Waits patiently*

mechadragon13 on July 24, 2012, 6:08:08 PM

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mechadragon13Secretary: *knocks on the door, then peeks in* Sir, Mrs. Gatzsky is here.

TheGameArtCritic on July 24, 2012, 6:15:46 PM

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TheGameArtCritic on July 22, 2012, 6:34:28 PM

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TheGameArtCriticSam: *Groggily wakes up a little later* ...?

mechadragon13 on July 22, 2012, 6:44:59 PM

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mechadragon13Sarah: ! *brushes her fingers against his skin to let him know she was awake*

TheGameArtCritic on July 23, 2012, 7:37:36 AM

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TheGameArtCriticSam: ! *He looks over and gives Sarah a soft smile*

mechadragon13 on July 23, 2012, 7:39:37 AM

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mechadragon13Sarah: *returns the smile, then looks over at her kids*

*both are peacefully asleep*

TheGameArtCritic on July 23, 2012, 2:51:00 PM

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TheGameArtCriticSam: *Whispers to Sarah* ... I need to go work.

mechadragon13 on July 23, 2012, 2:52:35 PM

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mechadragon13Sarah: *nods, and whispers back* Go ahead. I'll take care of them.

TheGameArtCritic on July 23, 2012, 3:01:01 PM

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TheGameArtCriticSam: *Nods a little and carefully - as to not wake Lance and Emma - gets up and gets dressed*

mechadragon13 on July 23, 2012, 3:10:17 PM

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mechadragon13Emma: *still asleep, she notices the lack of her father's presence and frowns a bit--she turns to snuggle against her brother instead*

Sarah: *holds both of them close, watching them quietly. They needed the rest...*

TheGameArtCritic on July 23, 2012, 3:24:05 PM

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TheGameArtCriticSam: *As he puts on his coat, his hat, he feels a boiling rage build up in the pit of his stomach. He grinds his teeth at the thought of Blood Puppet - That MONSTER - And walks out, more than a little bent on revenge. Maybe he can take Annabelle from Blood Puppet. Maybe from his cold, dead hands*

mechadragon13 on July 24, 2012, 9:11:21 AM

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mechadragon13*ten years pass--despite Sam's best efforts, Blood Puppet is still at large, and Annabelle is still firmly in his grasp. His and Sarah's children have moved on and grown up, both facing problems of their own; though one is a bit more noticeable than the other. One of the twins stands outside the school with his pack of friends--up to no good, as usual*

TheGameArtCritic on July 24, 2012, 9:17:26 AM

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TheGameArtCriticLance: *Spraying obscenities on a school wall, not exactly attending class while his "friends" (some years older than Lance) giggle with amusement and cheer him on*

One Gang Member: *Sees the vice principal coming and silently signals to the others to run, which they do*

Lance: Hey, where are you going?? D:

Vice Principal: *Walks over and sees Lance's handiwork* ... Mr. Gatzsky.

Lance: !! *Runs in the other direction*

Vice Principal: HEY! STOP! SOMEONE STOP HIM! D8<

mechadragon13 on July 24, 2012, 9:29:30 AM

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mechadragon13Security guard: *had just come around the corner when he hears the call--he spots Lance running and chases after him* STOP RIGHT THERE, YOUNG MAN!

TheGameArtCritic on July 24, 2012, 9:32:25 AM

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TheGameArtCriticLance: shoot -- *He turns a corner and keeps running*

Bell: *Rings for passing period*

Lance: *Runs through the growing crowd of students* Haha, see you later, assholes. >:D

mechadragon13 on July 24, 2012, 9:45:19 AM

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mechadragon13Emma: *sees her brother running, and assumes the worst--she grabs his arm as he passes by and pulls him off to the side* Lance, what did you get yourself into this time?? D:>

TheGameArtCritic on July 24, 2012, 9:54:22 AM

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TheGameArtCriticLance: Lemme go, Emma! Right now, okay?? D8<

mechadragon13 on July 24, 2012, 10:14:03 AM

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mechadragon13Emma: *lowers her voice to an urgent whisper* Not until you tell me what happened! D:/

TheGameArtCritic on July 24, 2012, 10:15:27 AM

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TheGameArtCritic on July 22, 2012, 3:16:50 PM

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TheGameArtCriticSam: *Hugs Sarah back. It takes a while for him to fall asleep*

mechadragon13 on July 22, 2012, 3:28:43 PM

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mechadragon13Sarah: *falls asleep only moments after him. hopefully the kids would be fine on their own...*

*a few hours later, there is a light knocking at the door*

TheGameArtCritic on July 22, 2012, 3:32:28 PM

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TheGameArtCriticSam: *He is stirred out of his light sleep and he drags himself over to the door, opening it* ?

mechadragon13 on July 22, 2012, 3:35:01 PM

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mechadragon13Sarah: *asleep. she shifts around a bit when Sam gets up* mm...

Emma: *is standing outside the door, holding her brother's hand tightly. her voice is tiny* ...We can't sleep...

TheGameArtCritic on July 22, 2012, 3:43:39 PM

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TheGameArtCriticSam: *Whispering for Sarah's sake* ... That doesn't surprise me. I'm sorry you had to see all that. Come in here. You two can sleep with us. <:(

mechadragon13 on July 22, 2012, 3:56:59 PM

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mechadragon13Both kids: *nod gratefully and scamper into the room, clambering into bed without even waiting for their father*

Sarah: *is woken up by the movement* ...?? *sees the kids* ...oh. <:( *moves over so they have more room*

TheGameArtCritic on July 22, 2012, 4:03:12 PM

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TheGameArtCriticSam: <:( ... *He walks over to the bed, climbing in and sandwiching the children between him and Sarah*

mechadragon13 on July 22, 2012, 4:07:19 PM

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mechadragon13Emma: *immediately snuggles against her father*

Lance: *does the same with his mother*

Sarah: <:( ... *stretches her arm over both kids, her fingers brushing against Sam on the other side of the bed*

TheGameArtCritic on July 22, 2012, 4:43:13 PM

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TheGameArtCriticSam: *Touches Sarah's hand with his own and holds their children with her*

mechadragon13 on July 22, 2012, 4:59:10 PM

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mechadragon13Emma and Lance: *both manage to fall asleep after a little while, feeling safe in the comfort of their parents' embrace*

Sarah: *gives Sam a sad smile*

TheGameArtCritic on July 22, 2012, 5:06:45 PM

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TheGameArtCriticSam: *Smiles back a little at Sarah, rubbing her hand with his thumb*

mechadragon13 on July 22, 2012, 5:08:02 PM

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mechadragon13Sarah: *mouths silently, to avoid waking the twins* "I love you."

TheGameArtCritic on July 22, 2012, 5:26:06 PM

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TheGameArtCriticSam: *Mouths the same words back, then fully lies down, his head next to Emma's*

mechadragon13 on July 22, 2012, 5:29:10 PM

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mechadragon13Sarah: *gently nuzzles Lance's head, trying to lull herself to sleep*

TheGameArtCritic on July 22, 2012, 5:58:31 PM

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TheGameArtCriticSam: *He eventually falls asleep. His children are as much a comfort to him as he and Sarah are to them*

mechadragon13 on July 22, 2012, 6:03:43 PM

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mechadragon13Sarah: *eventually drifts off as well, at ease with her children present*

TheGameArtCritic on July 22, 2012, 6:19:21 PM

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TheGameArtCritic*The Next Morning*

Sam: *Still asleep, his arm still around Lance and Emma*

mechadragon13 on July 22, 2012, 6:26:55 PM

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mechadragon13Sarah: *is the first to wake up, smiling a little when she sees her family there in front of her (though the circumstances aren't so great). she closes her eyes again, snoozing, waiting for the others to wake up on their own*

TheGameArtCritic on July 22, 2012, 6:33:21 PM

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TheGameArtCritic on June 14, 2012, 4:09:14 PM

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TheGameArtCriticSam: *Quietly* ... I wonder how the kids are doing...

mechadragon13 on June 14, 2012, 4:14:04 PM

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mechadragon13Sarah: They were asleep when I last checked on them... hopefully they'll stay that way until morning... <:(

TheGameArtCritic on June 15, 2012, 1:25:55 AM

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TheGameArtCriticSam: *Starts getting undressed* ...H-hopefully... Blood Puppet -- W-why would he D-DO that...??

mechadragon13 on June 15, 2012, 2:56:01 AM

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mechadragon13Sarah: *does the same* ...The kids said he was looking for them...

TheGameArtCritic on June 15, 2012, 2:58:22 AM

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TheGameArtCriticSam: !! *He looks at Sarah, horror-struck* Oh my god -- Th-this was about Annabelle getting shot! My mom was sacrificing her life to save them! D8>

mechadragon13 on June 15, 2012, 3:37:10 AM

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mechadragon13Sarah: !! So--So he just wanted to get even...!

TheGameArtCritic on June 15, 2012, 3:56:15 PM

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TheGameArtCriticSam: *Quietly* ... I-I guess so... I-It wasn't my fault Annabelle got shot, though, it was -- It was that other soldier. Pallinsky.

mechadragon13 on June 15, 2012, 4:14:47 PM

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mechadragon13Sarah: ...Hobbes is insane. I don't think he'd make that connection willingly, not when he's against you already...

TheGameArtCritic on June 15, 2012, 4:21:14 PM

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TheGameArtCriticSam: *he's silent, thinking things over and trying not to cry again* ...

mechadragon13 on July 22, 2012, 2:41:38 PM

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mechadragon13Sarah: *hugs him from behind, resting her head between his shoulders* ...We're going to get through this, alright?

TheGameArtCritic on July 22, 2012, 2:44:00 PM

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TheGameArtCriticSam: *He nods a little and whispers to his wife* ... Okay... Okay, yeah... We will...

mechadragon13 on July 22, 2012, 2:56:02 PM

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mechadragon13Sarah: *kisses his shoulder* You need to rest. There's stuff to be done tomorrow. <:(

TheGameArtCritic on July 22, 2012, 3:01:07 PM

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TheGameArtCriticSam: ... I know... *He then shuffles over to the bed and gets under the covers. He doesn't know if he'll be able to sleep this night*

mechadragon13 on July 22, 2012, 3:13:58 PM

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mechadragon13Sarah: *gets into bed next to him, putting her arm over him and hugging him close*

TheGameArtCritic on July 22, 2012, 3:15:48 PM

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TheGameArtCritic on June 13, 2012, 4:19:10 PM

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TheGameArtCriticSam: *Through his sobs* I-I'm sorry...! I'm s-sorry, I'm sorry - Oh ghh - Oh god -- I'm g-gonna miss her so muh-much...!

mechadragon13 on June 13, 2012, 4:20:43 PM

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mechadragon13Sarah: I-I know, Sam... I know... I'm going to miss her too.

TheGameArtCritic on June 13, 2012, 4:32:35 PM

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TheGameArtCriticSam: *Hugging her tightly, he buries his face in her neck* Th-this is just like Dad...!

mechadragon13 on June 13, 2012, 4:35:21 PM

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mechadragon13Sarah: *combs a hand through his hair in an attempt to soothe him, though his words jog a memory...* right... *quietly* just like dad...

TheGameArtCritic on June 14, 2012, 12:34:29 AM

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TheGameArtCriticPeople: *Look at them* :/

Sam: *He looks over, notices this, and turns back to Sarah, eyes still wet, him still sniffling and holding back sobs* W-we should head b-back...

mechadragon13 on June 14, 2012, 7:43:39 AM

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mechadragon13Sarah: *notices the people too* Good idea... You should probably let me drive. <:/

TheGameArtCritic on June 14, 2012, 11:15:29 AM

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TheGameArtCriticSam: ... O-okay... Yeah, you... y-you do that...

mechadragon13 on June 14, 2012, 12:26:01 PM

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mechadragon13Sarah: <:( *pulls him over to the motorcycle and hops on*

TheGameArtCritic on June 14, 2012, 1:43:27 PM

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TheGameArtCriticSam: *gets on, still crying, and holds onto Sarah's waist*

mechadragon13 on June 14, 2012, 2:16:08 PM

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mechadragon13Sarah: *drives off, back to their temporary home. she hopes they'll both be able to get some sleep...*

TheGameArtCritic on June 14, 2012, 2:21:17 PM

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TheGameArtCritic*They arrive at Key's house again*

Sam: *he stumbles back inside, still dazed from the recent events*

mechadragon13 on June 14, 2012, 2:33:19 PM

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mechadragon13Sarah: *puts an arm around his shoulders to steady him, leading him upstairs, to the room Key had set aside for them*

TheGameArtCritic on June 14, 2012, 2:48:57 PM

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TheGameArtCriticSam: *He walks over and sits down on the room's bed. The one they're borrowing. Sam starts sobbing again, into his hand*

mechadragon13 on June 14, 2012, 2:56:02 PM

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mechadragon13Sarah: *the sight of her husband so broken was enough to make her want to cry as well. she hugs him tightly, her head against his shoulder, trying to suppress sobs as best as she can*

TheGameArtCritic on June 14, 2012, 3:25:41 PM

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TheGameArtCriticSam: *He cries against Sarah, so incredibly distraught over his mother's death. He has no parents left. That was it. And it's Blood Puppet's fault*

mechadragon13 on June 14, 2012, 3:32:02 PM

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mechadragon13Sarah: *rests her head against his, trying so hard to keep her breathing steady, to avoid breaking down into sobs--no, no this was Sam's time to mourn, not hers. she holds him tightly, rubbing his back, offering as much comfort as she can*

TheGameArtCritic on June 14, 2012, 3:44:43 PM

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TheGameArtCriticSam: *He sobs for about an hour, calming down into sniffles again* ... Thank... Thank you...

mechadragon13 on June 14, 2012, 3:48:05 PM

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mechadragon13Sarah: *gives him a sad smile, wiping some tears from her eyes with the back of her hand* Anytime. I-It's what I'm here for.

TheGameArtCritic on June 14, 2012, 4:08:49 PM

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TheGameArtCritic on June 13, 2012, 7:50:07 AM

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TheGameArtCriticHarry: *Howls*

Sam: *Runs in with the doctor* MOM!! D8>

Doctor: *Checks Claire's pulse, then shakes his head sadly at Sam* ... I'm sorry, Lieutenant Gatzsky. She's dead.

Sam: *He stares silently at the body, shocked* D8 ...

Doctor: *Slips out of the house*

Sam: D8 ... ...

mechadragon13 on June 13, 2012, 8:35:33 AM

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mechadragon13Sarah: *holds her children tightly, the thought that they probably witnessed EVERYTHING making the situation even worse. she shoots Sam a heartbroken look, the sorrow apparent on his face pushing her past the edge, and she's soon holding back sobs of her own*

TheGameArtCritic on June 13, 2012, 9:19:43 AM

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TheGameArtCriticSam: *He collapses onto his knees in front of his dead mother, sobbing into his hands*

Harry: *continues to howl*

mechadragon13 on June 13, 2012, 9:58:35 AM

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mechadragon13*it takes mere minutes for the police and the ambulances to arrive. pictures of the crime scene are taken, the children are asked questions, but there was no investigation to be done--the identity of the culprit was more than obvious. the body was taken away, and the family was to stay with Key until the place could be cleaned...*

TheGameArtCritic on June 13, 2012, 10:02:22 AM

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TheGameArtCriticSam: *sits on a couch in Key's home, distraught. He and his mother were very close. Same as him and his father, in a way. A different sort of way. Sam gets up and goes out, his own grief smothering his sense*

mechadragon13 on June 13, 2012, 10:30:02 AM

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mechadragon13Sarah: *hears the door open, and catches a glimpse of Sam going out the door. She glances upstairs--it had taken a while, but she had managed to help the kids fall asleep, and Key had turned in as well... Sarah grabs her jacket out of the closet and follows him, quietly. She just needed to know where he was going, and that he wouldn't do something he'd regret...*

TheGameArtCritic on June 13, 2012, 10:47:19 AM

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TheGameArtCriticSam: *He gets on his motorcycle and quickly wipes the tears from his eyes before driving to the nearest bar*

mechadragon13 on June 13, 2012, 10:58:30 AM

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mechadragon13Sarah: *follows him as best as she can, though she has a sinking feeling that she knows where he's going...*

TheGameArtCritic on June 13, 2012, 11:07:35 AM

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TheGameArtCriticSam: *Reaches the bar and has to wipe more tears from his eyes. He looks up at the neon "open" sign in the window and a brief hesitation comes over him*

mechadragon13 on June 13, 2012, 12:19:32 PM

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mechadragon13Sarah: *catches him before he goes in, and calls out to him* Sam!

TheGameArtCritic on June 13, 2012, 2:13:41 PM

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TheGameArtCriticSam: ! *He looks over at Sarah, and while there is shame in his features, there is only harshness in his cracked voice* ... What?? What do you WANT?? DB<

mechadragon13 on June 13, 2012, 2:46:13 PM

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mechadragon13Sarah: *is a bit startles by the sudden harshness in his voice, but she doesn't back down. instead, she steps closer* I want you to stop and think about what you're doing, Sam. Remember what happened last time.

TheGameArtCritic on June 13, 2012, 3:35:42 PM

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TheGameArtCriticSam: *He looks far more upset now. He's crying again* I-I know... I know what happened... I just... I don't know how else to cope...

mechadragon13 on June 13, 2012, 3:53:35 PM

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mechadragon13Sarah: *stands in front of him, reaching up to cup his cheek with one hand* We'll come up with something. I just... don't want to see that side of you again. I don't want the kids to see that side of you.

TheGameArtCritic on June 13, 2012, 3:59:22 PM

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TheGameArtCriticSam: *He leans his face against her hand, finally letting himself fully break down into sobs. He knows he can't try drinking like that again. Sam makes an inner promise to never touch alcohol again*

mechadragon13 on June 13, 2012, 4:04:31 PM

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mechadragon13Sarah: *pulls him into a tight hug, rubbing his back* shhh... it's okay, we're going to be okay... I promise...

TheGameArtCritic on June 13, 2012, 4:17:41 PM

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TheGameArtCritic on June 12, 2012, 1:31:23 PM

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TheGameArtCriticBlood Puppet: To pay the Lieutenant back for hurting Annabelle. Where did you hide your grandchildren, Claire Gatzsky? Tell me now -- This is a matter of justice. An eye for an eye.

Harry: *Scratches at the door from outside, barking*

mechadragon13 on June 12, 2012, 1:46:13 PM

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mechadragon13Lance: *his eyes widen at Blood Puppet's words, and he whimpers quietly*

Emma: *doesn't berate him for this, as she too was practically shaking in terror*

Claire: *never lowers her weapon, her tone remarkably even from years of dealing with criminals such as him* We aren't savages, Blood Puppet. No one uses that philosophy anymore. I strongly advise that you leave.

TheGameArtCritic on June 12, 2012, 1:49:55 PM

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TheGameArtCriticBlood Puppet: *Suddenly starts screaming at Claire, fed up* IF NO ONE USES THAT PHILOSOPHY ANYMORE, THEN YOUR JUSTICE SYSTEM IS FLAWED AND YOU AND THE CURRENT LIEUTENANT ARE BOTH HYPOCRITES! NOW WHERE! ARE! YOUR! GRANDCHILDREN?? DDD8<

mechadragon13 on June 12, 2012, 2:15:04 PM

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mechadragon13Claire: *narrows her eyes at him* Do you honestly think I would give my grandchildren up to you, just so you can fulfill your little revenge fantasy, Hobbes? I won't let you have them.

Lance and Emma: *sit perfectly still in their hiding spot, holding each other, eyes wide in fear as they listen in on the conversation*

TheGameArtCritic on June 12, 2012, 2:22:51 PM

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TheGameArtCriticBlood Puppet: I suppose then, if you stand in my way, then I'll have to take both you AND them! D8< *He readies his katana and swipes at Claire*

mechadragon13 on June 12, 2012, 2:46:33 PM

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mechadragon13Claire: ! *steps back quickly enough to dodge the swipe, and shoots. she knew he would probably be able to dodge it, or deflect it, but someone will hear the gunfire. someone will come. please, god, let someone hear.*

Lance: *jumps when he hears the gunshot, holding into his sister tightly, eyes shut tight and his face buried in her shoulder*

Emma: *hugs him just as tightly, but she still pays attention, silently praying that that gunshot meant it was over*

TheGameArtCritic on June 12, 2012, 3:25:30 PM

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TheGameArtCriticBlood Puppet: *He deflects the shot and immediately moves in for the kill, stabbing at Claire mercilessly* D8<

mechadragon13 on June 12, 2012, 3:42:14 PM

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mechadragon13Claire: !! *lets out a surprised gasp as she's stabbed in the gut, with enough force that the blade comes out the other side with a sickening, wet sound. she stares at the blade in her stomach, then glares back up at Blood Puppet with a fierce defiance in her eyes--then lifts her gun to shoot him again, pulling the trigger with absolutely no hesitation*

TheGameArtCritic on June 12, 2012, 3:48:49 PM

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TheGameArtCriticBlood Puppet: *dodges a lethal blow to the head just barely, the bullet grazing across his mask, scarring it. Blood puppet then wrestles the gun out of Claire's hand and throws it aside. He forces his katana out of Claire* ... You lose this round, knight. Now to take out the rooks. >:/ *he turns to look for the children*

Harry: *CRASHES THROUGH THE WINDOW AND ATTACKS BLOOD PUPPET AAAAHH*

Blood Puppet: !!!??? *He lets out a short scream this time and avoids Harry as best as he can*

Harry: *Bites at his legs, intending to crush his bones*

Blood Puppet: *manages to scramble out of the house before this happens*

Harry: *barks a few times, then walks over to Claire, licking her face and whimpering*

mechadragon13 on June 12, 2012, 4:16:55 PM

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mechadragon13Claire: *lays on the ground, one hand over the bleeding hole in her stomach, finding herself completely unable to stay on her feet after Blood Puppet released her. she reaches up with her other hand, slowly running it through Harry's fur* shhh, shhh... it's okay...

Emma: *prays that the silence means it's over. she takes the risk, and slowly pushes the door open, peeking out of the pantry. what she sees is something she'll never forget. she stumbles out of the closet, not even bothering to check if the intruder was gone, tears already gathering in her eyes*

Lance: *was genuinely afraid to follow his sister, and regrets looking out of the pantry as soon as he does so. he follows Emma to where she was kneeling next to their grandmother, the sight horrible enough to instantly bring the boy to unconsolable tears*

TheGameArtCritic on June 12, 2012, 4:22:09 PM

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TheGameArtCriticHarry: *He lies down against Claire, resting his head on her chest, still whimpering. He doesn't know what to do*

mechadragon13 on June 12, 2012, 4:43:39 PM

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mechadragon13Lance: *continues sobbing unconsolably, unable to even form words*

Emma: *has both hands over her mouth, trying very hard not to cry but failing miserably, her eyes already overflowing with tears*

Claire: *keeps her hand on Harry, rubbing his neck, finding his presence comforting. she looks over at her grandchildren, truly wishing they hadn't had to see this* Emma... Emma, honey, i n-need you to take the phone, a-and call daddy, okay? t... tell him what happened.

Emma: *nods, still refusing to take her hands off her mouth, and runs into the living room, grabbing the phone and dialing her father's number, just like he had taught her*

TheGameArtCritic on June 13, 2012, 12:26:19 AM

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TheGameArtCriticHarry: *Keeps himself there, looking at Claire with his big green eyes, whimpering*

meanwhile

Sam: *Answers the ringing phone at his desk* Hello, this is Lieutenant Gatzsky, how may I help you?

mechadragon13 on June 13, 2012, 1:38:25 AM

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mechadragon13Emma: *splutters into the phone, barely managing to speak through her sobs* D-Daddy...! A-A-A m-man with a m-m-mask-- *pauses to sob* h-h-he stabbed grandm-ma with a s-s-s-SWORD!

Claire: *looks over at Lance, still petting Harry, her quiet words directed at the both of them* Shhh... it's okay...

Lance: *is completely inconsolable, sobbing into both hands*

TheGameArtCritic on June 13, 2012, 6:48:45 AM

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TheGameArtCriticHarry: *Licks Claire in an attempt to make the situation better for her*

meanwhile

Sam: *He freezes for the second, then gives Emma a tiny "hang on" before hanging up, getting one of the doctors in the outpost, and driving back to his home. He tries not to cry. He shouldn't cry yet -- There's still hope!*

mechadragon13 on June 13, 2012, 7:45:57 AM

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mechadragon13Emma: *hangs up the phone, and hurries back over to Claire* H-He's o-o-on his way...!

Claire: G-Good job... You're the best grandkids I could've asked for...

Emma: N... Just s-stay awake, daddy'll b-be here soon...!

Claire: *smiles at her* Shh... it's okay. *rests her head on the ground, eyes drooping closed* y-you're safe...

Sarah: *comes home to find a window broken and the front door wide open. she abandons her groceries in a panic, assuming the worst--and it's exactly what she finds. Claire, dead in a pool of her own blood. She has to cover her mouth to keep herself from crying out in horror*

Emma and Lance: *immediately run to their mother as soon as they see her, clinging to her, sobbing*

TheGameArtCritic on June 13, 2012, 7:47:59 AM

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TheGameArtCritic on June 11, 2012, 2:06:39 PM

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TheGameArtCriticSam: Right. <:P *Gets undressed and crawls into bed* ... Mnh... The situation with Annabelle is still bothering me...

mechadragon13 on June 11, 2012, 2:56:57 PM

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mechadragon13Sarah: *puts an arm over him, snuggling into him* I think a situation like that would bother anyone... Do you ever wonder if she's... well, if she's beyond saving?

TheGameArtCritic on June 11, 2012, 3:42:25 PM

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TheGameArtCriticSam: ... She can't be. No one's beyond saving. D:>

mechadragon13 on June 11, 2012, 4:05:49 PM

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mechadragon13Sarah: *gives him a sad smile, then nuzzles into his shoulder* That's what I like to hear. I know you wouldn't give up on her...

TheGameArtCritic on June 11, 2012, 4:11:41 PM

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TheGameArtCriticSam: *Puts a hand on her cheek, softly rubbing it with his thumb* ... I'd never give up on her, Sarah...

mechadragon13 on June 11, 2012, 4:16:31 PM

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mechadragon13Sarah: Mm... I just hope you can get to her soon... She doesn't deserve to be trapped in a place like that...

TheGameArtCritic on June 12, 2012, 12:37:39 AM

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TheGameArtCriticSam: I know... I'll try again as soon as I can gather enough soldiers again. <:(

mechadragon13 on June 12, 2012, 4:15:03 AM

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mechadragon13Sarah: Just don't push yourself TOO Hard... *kisses his cheek, nuzzling him* You should get some rest. <:(

TheGameArtCritic on June 12, 2012, 7:12:54 AM

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TheGameArtCriticSam: *With a sigh, he closes his eyes* Alright... You too, though, okay? Get some rest. You need it as much as I do.

mechadragon13 on June 12, 2012, 7:46:48 AM

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mechadragon13Sarah: *nods, nuzzling back into his shoulder* I will... goodnight...

TheGameArtCritic on June 12, 2012, 7:56:13 AM

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TheGameArtCriticSam: *Quietly* 'Night... *Falls asleep quickly*

mechadragon13 on June 12, 2012, 10:54:30 AM

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mechadragon13Sarah: *doesn't take very long to do the same*

TheGameArtCritic on June 12, 2012, 11:13:47 AM

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TheGameArtCritic*It's a few days later when Sam is out of the house for work that Blood Puppet pays a visit to the Gatzsky residence. Even with the new locks, he manages to sneak in through a bathroom window*

Blood Puppet: *intends to murder Sam and Sarah's children*

Harry: *is sleeping on the couch when he smells an intruder and growls at the air*

mechadragon13 on June 12, 2012, 12:10:57 PM

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mechadragon13Sarah: *is out running errands*

Emma and Lance: *are watching something on tv--they don't notice Harry growling*

Claire: *is sitting on the couch next to Harry, watching the kids--she DOES notice, and is immediately concerned* ...Harry, what's wrong?

TheGameArtCritic on June 12, 2012, 12:35:35 PM

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TheGameArtCriticBlood Puppet: *sneaks down the stairs but freezes in terror when he sees the massive dog which now growls RIGHT at him* !!? D8

Harry: *He snarls at Blood Puppet, fur bristling*

mechadragon13 on June 12, 2012, 12:47:59 PM

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mechadragon13Lance and Emma: ?!

Claire: !! *gets up and puts herself between the intruder and her grandchildren, pushing them back* Emma, Lance, grandma needs you two to go hide.

TheGameArtCritic on June 12, 2012, 12:50:54 PM

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TheGameArtCriticBlood Puppet: *Quietly, trying to hide his panic* ... Why do you have a dog?

Harry: *Suddenly runs to attack Blood Puppet*

Blood Puppet: !!! *Let's out a small yelp and immediately runs out the front door*

Harry: *chases him out*

Blood Puppet: *runs back in and slams the door on Harry's face, locking it* ... Hah...! Hahah...

mechadragon13 on June 12, 2012, 1:08:05 PM

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mechadragon13Claire: *has already sent the kids to hide. she grabs a pistol hidden in one of the drawers (sam told her where he had left it, just in case, just in case...), and points it at Blood Puppet* Why are you here?

Lance: *has hidden with Emma inside the pantry in the kitchen, he whispers* W-What's happeni--

Emma: *puts a shaky hand to her brother's mouth to silence him* shh...!!

TheGameArtCritic on June 10, 2012, 12:24:25 PM

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TheGameArtCriticSam: ... Maybe I should check in on them right now so they don't have to try sleeping and worrying about me at the same time. <:/

mechadragon13 on June 10, 2012, 1:21:43 PM

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mechadragon13Sarah: *nods* Sounds fair. You go right on ahead. <:/

TheGameArtCritic on June 10, 2012, 1:32:20 PM

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TheGameArtCriticSam: *He nods and walks upstairs and into Lance and Emma's room*

Harry: *stays where he is, still wagging his tail*

mechadragon13 on June 10, 2012, 1:43:11 PM

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mechadragon13Lance: *is asleep, but seems slightly troubled*

Emma: *immediately glances over when she hears the door open* !! *hops out of bed and runs to him, hugging him tightly, wordlessly*

TheGameArtCritic on June 10, 2012, 3:22:02 PM

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TheGameArtCriticSam: *He hugs her back tightly, then whispers to her* I'm alright... Let me go tell Lance I'm okay, too. <:)

mechadragon13 on June 10, 2012, 3:26:25 PM

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mechadragon13Emma: okay... *lets go of Sam, but stays close by, relieved, but unwilling to let him go too far*

Lance: *asleep*

TheGameArtCritic on June 10, 2012, 3:33:07 PM

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TheGameArtCriticSam: *He walks over to Lance's bed and lightly shakes his shoulder* Psst. Lance, get up. <:)

mechadragon13 on June 10, 2012, 3:40:08 PM

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mechadragon13Lance: muhh...? *blinks up at him sleepily. it takes him a moment to figure out exactly who he's looking at, but when he does, he clumsily gets up and hugs him as well* you're okay...!

Emma: :)

TheGameArtCritic on June 10, 2012, 3:49:06 PM

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TheGameArtCriticSam: *hugs his son back* I'd never leave you guys like that, Lance. <:)

mechadragon13 on June 10, 2012, 3:56:26 PM

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mechadragon13Emma: *climbs up on her brother's bed, and hugs her father again*

Lance: *hugs his father more tightly* we were worried about you... <:(

TheGameArtCritic on June 11, 2012, 9:21:25 AM

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TheGameArtCriticSam: You don't have to, guys. Your daddy can kick the butt of any bad guy out there, okay? They're afraid of ME. Not the other way around. <:P

mechadragon13 on June 11, 2012, 10:26:06 AM

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mechadragon13Lance: Because you're AWESOME, right?

Emma: *nods in agreement with this* Yeah!

TheGameArtCritic on June 11, 2012, 10:49:42 AM

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TheGameArtCriticSam: Of course I'm awesome! XP ... Now you two need to sleep. Goodnight Lance, goodnight Emma. X3

mechadragon13 on June 11, 2012, 11:46:04 AM

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mechadragon13Lance: g'night! *hugs him tightly, then lets go of him and crawls back under his sheets*

Emma: *does the same, hopping off her brother's bed to her own*

TheGameArtCritic on June 11, 2012, 12:35:00 PM

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TheGameArtCriticSam: *gives them a warm smile, then backs out of their room, shutting off the light and closing the door. He then enters his and Sarah's room*

mechadragon13 on June 11, 2012, 1:07:25 PM

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mechadragon13Sarah: *was just getting into bed* ! Hey. The kids doing okay?

TheGameArtCritic on June 11, 2012, 1:15:23 PM

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TheGameArtCriticSam: *He turns his smile to her* They're fine now. I calmed them down. <:)

mechadragon13 on June 11, 2012, 2:04:01 PM

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mechadragon13Sarah: *looks relieved* Well, that's good... Come'ere, i think you need your rest. <:P

TheGameArtCritic on June 11, 2012, 2:05:20 PM

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TheGameArtCriticBlood Puppet: *Gently* ... Yes. Come on. Let me treat that wound of yours. *Leads her inside*

Later, Meanwhile

Sam: *Comes home upset, slamming the door behind him* ...

Harry: *Now much MUCH bigger, he runs over barking at the door only to find Sam there. He stops, wags his tail and and licks Sam's hand instead*

Sam: *Pets Harry on the head, not really thinking*

mechadragon13 on June 9, 2012, 11:49:53 AM

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mechadragon13Sarah: *hears the door slam from upstairs and immediately worries, coming down the stairs rather quickly* Sam, are you okay? What happened? D:>

TheGameArtCritic on June 9, 2012, 3:12:40 PM

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TheGameArtCriticSam: ... Nothing. Nothing happened. And that's the problem. I couldn't rescue Annabelle.

Harry: *Whines*

mechadragon13 on June 10, 2012, 4:28:51 AM

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mechadragon13Sarah: D:>!! ...I'm so sorry, Sam...

TheGameArtCritic on June 10, 2012, 5:32:09 AM

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TheGameArtCriticSam: ... Don't be... It was BLOOD PUPPET'S fault -- the selfish BASTARD... D8<

Harry: *licks Sam's hand again*

mechadragon13 on June 10, 2012, 5:41:17 AM

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mechadragon13Sarah: *bites her lip, not quite sure what to say...* Well... there's always next time, right? <:(

TheGameArtCritic on June 10, 2012, 8:06:16 AM

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TheGameArtCriticSam: *Quietly* ... Maybe, maybe not... It's difficult to just go in there and try saving Annabelle... I lost nearly all my soldiers today...

Harry: *Sits*

mechadragon13 on June 10, 2012, 10:00:27 AM

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mechadragon13Sarah: *pets Harry* ...Did he make her fight too?

TheGameArtCritic on June 10, 2012, 10:06:30 AM

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TheGameArtCriticSam: ... *He lets out a shuddered sigh* ... She killed two of my six best soldiers. With a sword.

Harry: *whimpers*

mechadragon13 on June 10, 2012, 10:14:48 AM

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mechadragon13Sarah: *is genuinely shocked by this* Wh... what did he DO to that poor girl...? D:>

TheGameArtCritic on June 10, 2012, 10:20:44 AM

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TheGameArtCriticSam: ... I don't know... But whatever he did, it breaks my heart watching her turn into something like him... *He pauses for a moment, then pulls Sarah into a tight hug, upset*

Harry: *backs up from them when Sam does this*

mechadragon13 on June 10, 2012, 10:34:05 AM

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mechadragon13Sarah: ! *hugs him back just as tightly, rubbing his back* ...

TheGameArtCritic on June 10, 2012, 10:51:13 AM

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TheGameArtCriticSam: *Holds her there for a while, then finally speaks again* ... How're the kids doing?

Harry: *His tail wags a little*

mechadragon13 on June 10, 2012, 11:12:29 AM

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mechadragon13Sarah: They're doing fine. They got back a little tired from school, so they went to bed already...

TheGameArtCritic on June 10, 2012, 11:19:40 AM

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TheGameArtCriticSam: *He smiles softly at the thought of their children* ... Ah... Well, I'll see them in the morning. <:)

Harry: *wags his tail*

mechadragon13 on June 10, 2012, 11:35:12 AM

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mechadragon13Sarah: Mhmm. <:) They were worried about you, you know. They'll be glad to see you.

TheGameArtCritic on June 10, 2012, 12:22:05 PM

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TheGameArtCritic on June 9, 2012, 3:36:11 AM

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TheGameArtCriticSam: *His hateful look softens when he sees Annabelle follow behind Blood Puppet, carrying a sword* ... D:> Annabelle... Put the sword down. We're here to rescue you.

Blood Puppet: You're going to SHOOT HER!

Sam: THAT'S THE MOST RIDICULOUS THING I'VE EVER HEARD! WHY WOULD WE SHOOT HER?? SHE'S INNOCENT!! DDD8<

Soldiers: *Wait for Sam's orders*

mechadragon13 on June 9, 2012, 3:48:47 AM

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mechadragon13Annabelle: *her own expression softens slightly when she sees the Lieutenant--she hasn't forgotten the time spent with Dusk* ...

TheGameArtCritic on June 9, 2012, 3:59:13 AM

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TheGameArtCriticSam: ... This has gone on for FAR TOO LONG, Blood Puppet! D8<

Blood Puppet: ... About a decade, I'd think.

Sam: *Growling* A decade IS too long. You die today, Hobbes, or you come quietly to prison. >:(

Blood Puppet: ... Where I'll be executed anyway.

Sam: But you'll live longer. And the execution can be painless.

Blood Puppet: Lieutenant Gatzsky, I'm sorry to tell you that I'd rather take my chances fighting you and your squad.

Sam: Then so be it -- FIRE! DDD8<

Soldiers: *Shoot at Blood Puppet*

Blood Puppet: *Dodges and hits the bullets with his katana*

mechadragon13 on June 9, 2012, 4:40:28 AM

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mechadragon13Annabelle: *follows suit, helping defend her father with her own blade*

TheGameArtCritic on June 9, 2012, 7:51:22 AM

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TheGameArtCriticSoldiers: *Try shooting Blood Puppet, but one ends up getting stabbed by Blood Puppet. Others are slashed*

Sam: !!!! *Shoots at Blood Puppet* DDDD8<

Blood Puppet: *Dodges the bullets*

mechadragon13 on June 9, 2012, 8:13:12 AM

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mechadragon13Annabelle: *easily stabs one or two of the soldiers, as they weren't allowed to shoot at her. she avoids the Lieutenant, though. She didn't want to hurt him.*

TheGameArtCritic on June 9, 2012, 8:26:28 AM

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TheGameArtCriticOne Soldier: *Shoots at Annabelle as soon as she stabs a friend of his* NO!!

Sam: PALLINSKY!! DDDD8<

Blood Puppet: !!!

mechadragon13 on June 9, 2012, 8:30:22 AM

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mechadragon13Annabelle: --!! *is hit in the shoulder, which causes her to drop her sword and cry out in surprise and pain--she backs up towards Blood Puppet, a hand over the wound in her shoulder, clenching her teeth to prevent herself from crying out again*

TheGameArtCritic on June 9, 2012, 8:39:23 AM

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TheGameArtCriticBlood Puppet: ANNABELLE!! D8> *He snarls at Sam* YOU'LL REGRET THIS!! D8<

Sam: ME?? D8<

Blood Puppet: YOU'LL PAY FOR HURTING HER!! DDDD8<

Sam: I DIDN'T DO ANYTHING! NOW LET HER GO SO WE CAN GIVE HER MEDICAL ATTENTION! D8<

Blood Puppet: YOU'RE NOT TOUCHING HER!! GET OUT!! GET OUT OR I KILL MORE SOLDIERS!! DDDD8<

Sam: NO!! D8<

Blood Puppet: *Quickly lets go of Annabelle to run a soldier through*

Sam: DDDDD8> !!!! L-let's go! LET'S GET OUT OF HERE! D8> *He hates having to leave like this, but he doesn't want to risk his soldier's lives unnecessarily. They all get back into the van and drive off*

mechadragon13 on June 9, 2012, 8:54:28 AM

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mechadragon13Annabelle: *whimpers a bit from the pain, hobbling back over to pick up her sword once the Lieutenant and his soldiers had left*

TheGameArtCritic on June 9, 2012, 8:56:48 AM

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TheGameArtCriticBlood Puppet: *Runs over to Annabelle and immediately inspects the wound* ... The Lieutenant will pay for this, Annabelle... Don't you worry, I'll make him suffer for what he's done...! DB<

mechadragon13 on June 9, 2012, 9:05:13 AM

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mechadragon13Annabelle: I-I'll be fine, I promise...

TheGameArtCritic on June 9, 2012, 9:11:49 AM

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TheGameArtCriticBlood Puppet: It's a bullet it your shoulder! He's HURT YOU, Annabelle! This is a matter of MANNERS! Of JUSTICE! DDD8<

mechadragon13 on June 9, 2012, 9:24:38 AM

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mechadragon13Annabelle: Just--Just don't hurt him, okay? Please?

TheGameArtCritic on June 9, 2012, 9:57:14 AM

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TheGameArtCriticBlood Puppet: ... ... Very well, Annabelle. I'll find some other way to punish him.

mechadragon13 on June 9, 2012, 10:14:17 AM

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mechadragon13Annabelle: *isn't quite sure whether this is a good thing or a bad thing...* C-Can we go back inside?

TheGameArtCritic on June 9, 2012, 10:52:22 AM

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TheGameArtCritic on June 7, 2012, 1:31:05 PM

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TheGameArtCriticBlood Puppet: *Under his mask, he smiles*

mechadragon13 on June 7, 2012, 2:10:53 PM

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mechadragon13Annabelle: :) *lets go of him to pick the water bottle up again, and takes another drink*

TheGameArtCritic on June 7, 2012, 2:22:56 PM

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TheGameArtCriticBlood Puppet: ... Perhaps in the future, you can put that talent of yours to good use...

mechadragon13 on June 7, 2012, 3:29:34 PM

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mechadragon13Annabelle: ? *looks up and gives Blood Puppet a questioning look* ...What did you have in mind?

TheGameArtCritic on June 7, 2012, 3:47:30 PM

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TheGameArtCriticBlood Puppet: Anything that comes up, really.

mechadragon13 on June 7, 2012, 4:30:23 PM

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mechadragon13Annabelle: Oh... *looks back down, tapping the near-empty water bottle against the ground* ...Is the Lieutenant still looking for us?

TheGameArtCritic on June 8, 2012, 10:13:04 AM

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TheGameArtCriticBlood Puppet: He is, but he's gotten nowhere, it seems. He's not as focused now, or as willing to attack me head-on. I blame that on his children. I'm sure he'd hate to leave them fatherless.

mechadragon13 on June 8, 2012, 10:34:37 AM

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mechadragon13Annabelle: Mm... You... you won't leave me, will you?

TheGameArtCritic on June 8, 2012, 10:37:45 AM

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TheGameArtCriticBlood Puppet: ... *He looks away from her* ... I will eventually, Annabelle. That's just life. I'll stay with you for as long as I can, though.

mechadragon13 on June 8, 2012, 11:24:13 AM

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mechadragon13Annabelle: *isn't very happy with this answer* ...Okay. *sits silently for a few moments, then leans against her father's side* ...

TheGameArtCritic on June 8, 2012, 11:51:36 AM

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TheGameArtCriticBlood Puppet: ... *He hugs Annabelle a bit more tightly* ... I love you, Annabelle. Never forget that.

mechadragon13 on June 8, 2012, 12:45:56 PM

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mechadragon13Annabelle: *also hugs him a bit more nightly, nuzzling into his shoulder* I won't... I love you too...

TheGameArtCritic on June 8, 2012, 1:21:18 PM

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TheGameArtCritic*It's four years later when Sam finally pulls together another group for a rescue mission for Annabelle. Sam has been caught up with a sudden increase in the Mafia's power. The leader of the group has attempted to pull the power out from under Sam's feet a few times. Sometimes he's even received bribes and death threats from them, all of which the Lieutenant has ignored. Mostly the group ran drug dealings, but sometimes they'd attempt a terrorist attack on their own city. Sam sees them as nothing more than dirt. Dirt mucking up what he's already cleaned*

Sam: *Is not focused on the Mafia currently. As stated before, he's leading a rescue mission for Annabelle. They drive up to Blood Puppet's hide out. Sam steps out and so do six of his best men and women. They all proceed with caution*

Inside

Blood Puppet: I heard what seems to be a truck of some sort. I do believe we have visitors, Annabelle. *He grabs his katana and gets up*

mechadragon13 on June 8, 2012, 3:05:20 PM

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mechadragon13Annabelle: It's been a while since they've dropped by... *picks up her own blade, also standing up* Should we hide?

TheGameArtCritic on June 9, 2012, 12:28:14 AM

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TheGameArtCriticBlood Puppet: No. No, we'll drive them away this time. *He walks out*

Sam: FREEZE WHERE YOU ARE, BLOOD PUPPET! *raises his gun to him*

Soldiers: *All do the same*

mechadragon13 on June 9, 2012, 3:13:30 AM

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mechadragon13Annabelle: *follows him out, keeping a firm grip on her sword. she was ready* ...

TheGameArtCritic on June 9, 2012, 3:33:12 AM

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TheGameArtCriticSam: *Can't help but smile, nuzzling Sarah a little* Alright, alright... Whatever you say, Boss. <:P

Harry: *yips*

mechadragon13 on June 5, 2012, 4:11:08 PM

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mechadragon13Sarah: *smiles a bit at this* Good. :P Now, you make yourself comfortable, I'll take care of everything else. ;P

TheGameArtCritic on June 5, 2012, 4:15:08 PM

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TheGameArtCriticSam: Okay, okay. XP *he lies back down on the bed*

Harry: *yips again, wagging his tail*

mechadragon13 on June 6, 2012, 11:36:31 AM

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mechadragon13Sarah: *pets Harry before standing up* Today's going to be an easy day. :P

meanwhile

Annabelle: *wipes the sweat off her brow with the back of her hand, the other holding a sword up at her father*

TheGameArtCritic on June 6, 2012, 11:45:26 AM

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TheGameArtCriticBlood Puppet: *the years have been harsh to him, though he tries hard to keep his emotions in check for Annabelle's sake He wears his mask more often than before. He has not fixed the tear-like crack under its eye* Fight HARDER, Annabelle! Be fast! Come on! *Swings his own katana at her*

mechadragon13 on June 6, 2012, 1:24:59 PM

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mechadragon13Annabelle: !! *blocks his swing, deflecting the attack to one side, and stabs at him*

TheGameArtCritic on June 6, 2012, 1:40:49 PM

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TheGameArtCriticBlood Puppet: *Parries the attack* Nicely done. When one parries a stabbing shot like that, the best thing to do it to go for the legs or the head. When that fails, you use the opportunity to drive their weapon upwards or downwards and kick them in the torso.

mechadragon13 on June 6, 2012, 2:08:23 PM

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mechadragon13Annabelle: *nods, taking a step back and away from him, then going back into her stance, ready for the next attack*

TheGameArtCritic on June 6, 2012, 2:23:05 PM

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TheGameArtCriticBlood Puppet: *Attacks Annabelle with a horizontal slash, putting some force in the blow*

mechadragon13 on June 6, 2012, 2:55:43 PM

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mechadragon13Annabelle: !! *deflects his blade upwards, using her height (or lack thereof) to her advantage and ducking under his attack, retaliating with a slash at his legs*

TheGameArtCritic on June 6, 2012, 3:41:43 PM

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TheGameArtCriticBlood Puppet: *Annabelle manages to hit him, or rather, the padding he's wearing* !! ... Excellent work, Annabelle. You may take a break.

mechadragon13 on June 7, 2012, 7:04:00 AM

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mechadragon13Annabelle: *huffs, sitting down where she stands, sweaty and exhausted. She had been training every day for the past week, and it was starting to take a toll on her*

TheGameArtCritic on June 7, 2012, 9:47:28 AM

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TheGameArtCriticBlood Puppet: ... *He takes a water bottle from a beaten up cooler and hands it to Annabelle after sitting down next to her* ... Here. You've earned it, Dearest. All this time and you've truly been mastering all that I've taught you.

mechadragon13 on June 7, 2012, 10:38:49 AM

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mechadragon13Annabelle: ! Thank you, Father. *gratefully takes the bottle, and chugs down most of it in one shot* I try my best.

TheGameArtCritic on June 7, 2012, 10:41:51 AM

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TheGameArtCriticBlood Puppet: Well your best is a damned fine job. :) *He pulls her into a one-armed hug*

mechadragon13 on June 7, 2012, 11:26:23 AM

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mechadragon13Annabelle: !! *puts the bottle down and hugs him with both arms* Thank you. :)

TheGameArtCritic on June 7, 2012, 11:38:09 AM

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TheGameArtCriticBlood Puppet: Don't thank me for the truth. <:)

mechadragon13 on June 7, 2012, 1:13:00 PM

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mechadragon13Annabelle: Well, I learned from the best. <:)

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TheGameArtCritic on June 4, 2012, 1:38:03 PM

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TheGameArtCriticSam: No, no it's okay, he just -- He's just heavy! D:

Harry: *squirms in Sarah's grip, putting his mouth on her shoulder but not really biting*

mechadragon13 on June 4, 2012, 2:10:53 PM

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mechadragon13Sarah: *re-adjusts her grip on the puppy* Yeah, I can see that. XP Oh--I got him a collar with a tag, by the way, since we hadn't named him until you brought him home. *holds Harry up to Sam can see the dark green collar and little silver dog tag* This okay?

TheGameArtCritic on June 4, 2012, 2:15:35 PM

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TheGameArtCriticSam: That's just fine. It even matches his eyes and everything. <:D

Harry: *continues to squirm, excited by the new day*

mechadragon13 on June 4, 2012, 2:52:40 PM

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mechadragon13Sarah: I hoped you'd like it. ^^ *sets Harry back down on the bed*

TheGameArtCritic on June 4, 2012, 3:45:36 PM

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TheGameArtCriticHarry: *romps around on the bed a bit*

Sam: XD; *grimaces suddenly from the wave of pain that hits his torso* DDDX ...!

mechadragon13 on June 4, 2012, 3:58:09 PM

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mechadragon13Sarah: !! *grabs Harry off the bed again, setting him on the ground, and running to grab the pain pills again*

TheGameArtCritic on June 4, 2012, 4:09:48 PM

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TheGameArtCriticSam: *has a tight grip on his rib-cage, gritting his teeth*

Harry: *whimpers and licks his arm*

mechadragon13 on June 4, 2012, 4:14:04 PM

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mechadragon13Sarah: *returns quickly, medicine and glass of water in hand* Now I'm really glad I didn't let you go out today. *hands these to him*

TheGameArtCritic on June 5, 2012, 9:49:10 AM

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TheGameArtCriticSam: Auugh... Thanks. DX *He takes the pills and water from Sarah and chugs them down* Guh... *he pets Harry*

Harry: *Continues attempting to lick his hand*

mechadragon13 on June 5, 2012, 1:30:46 PM

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mechadragon13Sarah: *sits on the edge of the bed with a sigh, trying to think of something to change the topic to* ...So I um, got your mom to come over for a bit yesterday. *smiles a bit* Harry was really happy to meet her, apparently.

TheGameArtCritic on June 5, 2012, 1:45:22 PM

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TheGameArtCriticSam: *he laughs a bit at this* Well, he's a puppy. I'm sure he's happy to meet new people all the time. ^^

Harry: *flips over onto his back and paws at Sam's side*

mechadragon13 on June 5, 2012, 1:48:46 PM

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mechadragon13Sarah: *rubs Harry's belly with one hand* I guess so. I wonder what Mom'll think... Dunno if she's fond of dogs or not.

TheGameArtCritic on June 5, 2012, 2:27:04 PM

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TheGameArtCriticSam: Well, you'll find out eventually. <:P Hell, you could probably find out TODAY.

Harry: *Kicks his leg as Sarah rubs his belly*

mechadragon13 on June 5, 2012, 3:18:13 PM

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mechadragon13Sarah: *rubrub* Good point. You gotta get your rest anyway, so I don't think you'll be doing too much. <:P

TheGameArtCritic on June 5, 2012, 3:29:25 PM

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TheGameArtCriticSam: Bah... The least I could've done was brought some work home with me...

Harry: *happy*

mechadragon13 on June 5, 2012, 3:35:03 PM

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mechadragon13Sarah: *leans over to kiss him* You've been working hard these past few weeks. You really do deserve the rest, Sam. <:(

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TheGameArtCritic on June 2, 2012, 6:44:48 AM

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TheGameArtCriticSam: *Drinks down the pills, then lies down on the bed with a sigh, hoping they take effect quickly*

mechadragon13 on June 2, 2012, 8:09:03 AM

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mechadragon13Sarah: *lays down on the bed next to him, rubbing his torso where she saw it was bothering him* How bad is it...?

TheGameArtCritic on June 2, 2012, 8:12:58 AM

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TheGameArtCriticSam: Just, uh... A bruised and a cracked rib. Nothing too horrible. I mean, nothing's really BROKEN...

mechadragon13 on June 2, 2012, 1:25:08 PM

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mechadragon13Sarah: *rubs* Ah... Heh... I knew you'd have too much fun... I think you should stay home tomorrow. <:/

TheGameArtCritic on June 2, 2012, 4:07:52 PM

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TheGameArtCriticSam: ... But I still need to investigate the area that someone spotted Hobbes in... <:/

mechadragon13 on June 3, 2012, 1:46:10 AM

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mechadragon13Sarah: If you run into him like this, you're not going to be able to take him. <:/

TheGameArtCritic on June 3, 2012, 3:02:27 AM

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TheGameArtCriticSam: ... <:/ ... Alright, I'll stay home tomorrow.

mechadragon13 on June 3, 2012, 3:13:13 AM

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mechadragon13Sarah: Thank you. <:(

TheGameArtCritic on June 3, 2012, 3:22:50 AM

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TheGameArtCriticSam: *He kisses her cheek, then snuggles against her*

mechadragon13 on June 3, 2012, 4:13:06 AM

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mechadragon13Sarah: *nuzzles into his shoulder, putting an arm over him8 Goodnight...

TheGameArtCritic on June 3, 2012, 4:27:47 AM

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TheGameArtCriticSam: Same to you... <:P *He closes his eyes and tries to sleep*

mechadragon13 on June 3, 2012, 11:56:17 AM

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mechadragon13Sarah: *is still very tired, and falls asleep quickly*

TheGameArtCritic on June 3, 2012, 2:05:46 PM

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TheGameArtCriticSam: *Takes a bit longer to fall asleep, waiting for the pain pills to kick in, then finally does once they do*

The Next Morning

Harry: *whines to be let out of his crate*

Sam: *Asleep*

mechadragon13 on June 3, 2012, 3:05:35 PM

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mechadragon13Sarah: *is woken up by the dog, and sighs a little bit, turning towards the crate* Shhh... D;

TheGameArtCritic on June 3, 2012, 3:58:52 PM

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TheGameArtCriticHarry: *scratches at the door of the crate, still whimpering*

Sam: *Stirs a little* Mmn...?

mechadragon13 on June 4, 2012, 10:07:47 AM

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mechadragon13Sarah: *sighs, and gets out of bed to let Harry out of the crate*

TheGameArtCritic on June 4, 2012, 10:10:21 AM

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TheGameArtCriticHarry: *sprints out and around the room, the hops onto the bed and walks on Sam's legs*

Sam: *This wakes him up* Ow! Ow! Heavy puppy! D:

mechadragon13 on June 4, 2012, 10:20:49 AM

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mechadragon13Sarah: Ah--*picks Harry up* I knew that was a bad idea, sorry. <:P

TheGameArtCritic on June 4, 2012, 1:37:13 PM

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TheGameArtCritic on June 1, 2012, 10:39:16 AM

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TheGameArtCriticHarry: *Doesn't struggle in Claire's grip. In fact, he seems to enjoy it. He licks her cheek*

mechadragon13 on June 1, 2012, 11:34:34 AM

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mechadragon13Claire: Heheh. *is already very fond of the puppy*

TheGameArtCritic on June 1, 2012, 11:36:49 AM

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TheGameArtCriticLater, That Night

Sam: *He manages to get home, though his injuries truly bother him. He opens the door to find everyone sleeping together on the couch* ... <:)

Harry: *asleep*

mechadragon13 on June 1, 2012, 12:30:03 PM

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mechadragon13Sarah: *is asleep with a kid on either side of her, both of them snuggled into her sides with Harry sprawled across her lap. it was a bit of a comical sight, though you could tell they were all exhausted*

TheGameArtCritic on June 1, 2012, 1:29:45 PM

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TheGameArtCriticSam: *He slowly, carefully walks over to them, his arm tightly pressed against his ribs from the pain. Sam then pokes Sarah a few times on the shoulder* <:P

Harry: *asleep*

mechadragon13 on June 1, 2012, 1:51:39 PM

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mechadragon13Sarah: ... ! *jumps slightly, looking up with her eyes wide until she sees Sam, and she relaxes* Oh, hey... *frowns a bit when she sees him holding his middle* You doing okay there...?

TheGameArtCritic on June 1, 2012, 2:00:40 PM

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TheGameArtCriticSam: *Whispers to her so he doesn't wake the kids up* Just an injury I got while on the job. I've got pain medication for it, but it only recently wore off.

Harry: *has woken up when Sarah moves* !

mechadragon13 on June 1, 2012, 2:38:09 PM

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mechadragon13Sarah: D: ... Well how about this, you go get some rest, and i'll put the kids to bed, okay? <:(

Kids: *asleep*

TheGameArtCritic on June 1, 2012, 2:57:49 PM

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TheGameArtCriticSam: ... Alright, if you really want to handle both of them. <:/

Harry: *hops off Sarah and trots over to lick Sam's fingers*

mechadragon13 on June 1, 2012, 3:28:29 PM

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mechadragon13Sarah: I think I can handle two sleeping four-year-olds. Go to bed, Sam. <:P

TheGameArtCritic on June 1, 2012, 3:48:25 PM

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TheGameArtCriticSam: *Gives Sarah a tiny smile, then shuffles over, up the stairs and into the bedroom, where he lies in bed and tries going to sleep. The pain makes this difficult*

mechadragon13 on June 1, 2012, 4:02:56 PM

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mechadragon13Sarah: *puts the two kids to bed, then leads Harry to his crate, closing the door on him before getting into bed with a tired sigh* ...so, you going to tell me what happened, or...?

TheGameArtCritic on June 1, 2012, 4:15:38 PM

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TheGameArtCriticSam: Well, I... kinda had to stop that Tank I mentioned earlier from robbing a bank. Got hit once.

Harry: *whimpers from inside the crate*

mechadragon13 on June 1, 2012, 4:22:05 PM

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mechadragon13Sarah: ! ...alright, where are your pain meds?

TheGameArtCritic on June 2, 2012, 12:22:51 AM

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TheGameArtCriticSam: In one of my coat pockets. *He bites his bottom lip from a sudden spike in pain*

mechadragon13 on June 2, 2012, 5:11:59 AM

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mechadragon13Sarah: D:> *quickly gets up to retrieve the pills, and comes back with those and a glass of water* How many of these do you take at once?

TheGameArtCritic on June 2, 2012, 5:15:50 AM

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TheGameArtCriticSam: Two. *He rubs his torso a little, desperately trying to dull the pain he's in*

mechadragon13 on June 2, 2012, 6:32:42 AM

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mechadragon13Sarah: *pops out two pills, then hands them to him along with the glass of water*

TheGameArtCritic on June 2, 2012, 6:44:03 AM

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TheGameArtCritic on May 31, 2012, 11:04:26 AM

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TheGameArtCriticHarry: *Yips happily, jumping a bit to get at Emma*

meanwhile

Sam: *Calls the Outpost to get some soldiers over to arrest the Tank*

Victor: *Unconscious*

mechadragon13 on May 31, 2012, 11:21:34 AM

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mechadragon13Emma: *tries to reach down to pet the puppy*

Sarah: *sets Emma down when they get downstairs, and goes to make her daughter some breakfast*

TheGameArtCritic on May 31, 2012, 12:38:08 PM

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TheGameArtCriticHarry: *licks Emma's hand*

meanwhile

Sam: *Once the soldiers arrive, he stumbles out. With the help of a van, he gets to the Outpost to get medical attention*

mechadragon13 on May 31, 2012, 12:44:08 PM

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mechadragon13Sarah: *checks on Lance after a while and finds him awake, so she brings him downstairs while she finishes breakfast. after sitting them down at the table to eat, she goes to pick up the phone, and dials Claire's number*

TheGameArtCritic on May 31, 2012, 1:26:37 PM

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TheGameArtCriticHarry: *Watches Sarah dial Claire's number, nose quivering*

meanwhile

Sam: *As it turned out, Sam now has a bruised rib and a slightly cracked one under it. He is immediately treated for the cracked rib, though he just has to deal with the bruised one himself*

mechadragon13 on May 31, 2012, 1:47:26 PM

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mechadragon13Claire: *picks up* Hello?

Sarah: Hey, Claire! I was just wondering if you could watch the kids for a little bit, if you aren't busy...

Claire: Oh, of course! Right now?

Sarah: Whenever you're available. ^^;

Claire: Okay, so right now. ;) I'll be there in a little bit.

Sarah: Awesome, thank you! *hangs up*

Emma: Grandma's coming? :D

TheGameArtCritic on May 31, 2012, 1:56:45 PM

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TheGameArtCriticHarry: *He sits rather quietly, tail wagging furiously* ...

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Sam: *Is getting patched up*

mechadragon13 on May 31, 2012, 3:12:10 PM

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mechadragon13Sarah: Yep! Mommy's gotta go out and get a few things for Harry, but I shouldn't be too long. <:P

Lance: Yay! :D

*a little while passes*

Sarah: *goes to answer the doorbell, and lets Claire in* Thanks for coming. ^^

Claire: You know it's always my pleasure. ^^

TheGameArtCritic on May 31, 2012, 3:31:52 PM

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TheGameArtCriticHarry: *Immediately runs over and jumps on Claire, standing on his two legs and pressing his front paws against her, licking her excitedly. He acts as if he already knows her*

meanwhile

Sam: *it's hours later when the surgeons help fix Sam up. The Lieutenant immediately goes back to work, this time opting to sit and do paperwork, despite Gilder's pleadings for Sam to just go home and rest*

mechadragon13 on May 31, 2012, 3:52:18 PM

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mechadragon13Claire: !!? *is caught off-guard by the puppy's sudden appearance* Hah--well, THIS little guy's new.

Sarah: Ah, whoops! *picks Harry up* Sorry about that, Sam just brought him home yesterday. ^^;

Emma: *from the dining room* HE'S SO CUTE!

Claire: *laughs* That he is!

TheGameArtCritic on May 31, 2012, 3:56:14 PM

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TheGameArtCriticHarry: *fully leans himself over, trying to get at Claire and lick her more*

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Sam: *continues doing paperwork, ignoring the throbbing pain in his torso*

mechadragon13 on May 31, 2012, 4:16:22 PM

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mechadragon13Sarah: *nearly drops him because of this--she readjusts him in her arms* Jeez, Harry, calm down. XP

Claire: ! *is pretty sure she heard that correctly. she says nothing*

Sarah: *sets Harry down* Anyways uh, I should probably get going. I shouldn't be long! Thanks again! ^^ *leaves*

Claire: *waves a goodbye, then looks back down at the puppy* ...Harry, hm?

TheGameArtCritic on May 31, 2012, 4:30:55 PM

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TheGameArtCriticHarry: *rolls over onto his back, as if asking for a belly rub. His tail wags furiously*

mechadragon13 on June 1, 2012, 12:43:36 AM

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mechadragon13Claire: *smiles, and kneels down to rub the puppy's belly with both hands*

TheGameArtCritic on June 1, 2012, 9:44:59 AM

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TheGameArtCriticHarry: *Kicks his leg excitedly, panting. His green eyes look up at Claire with all the love a puppy can give. And perhaps more*

mechadragon13 on June 1, 2012, 10:37:12 AM

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mechadragon13Claire: *her smile widens, and she picks up the puppy, carrying him over to where the kids are*

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TheGameArtCritic on May 30, 2012, 10:25:31 AM

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TheGameArtCriticHarry: *Hops up onto his hind legs and puts his paws on Sarah's legs, staring up at her*

mechadragon13 on May 30, 2012, 10:34:53 AM

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mechadragon13Sarah: I'll take that as a yes. :P *picks the puppy up, then opens the door out of the room, heading downstairs*

TheGameArtCritic on May 30, 2012, 11:11:43 AM

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TheGameArtCriticHarry: *Doesn't struggle in Sarah's grip, but licks her hands*

meanwhile

Tank: *Punches in the doors of a bank* Call the police and you'll be crushed under my disgusting, swollen fists! Resistance will meet a similar fate, as well as time-wasting antics and vigilantes.

Everyone: *cowers* D8

Tank: My name is Victor, by the way... But you may call me "your doom".

Sam: Well that's too cheesy, in my opinion. If I were you, I'd come up with a more interesting name --

Victor: THE LIEUTENANT! D8< RAARGH! *slams his fist into a desk while trying to get at Sam - who sidesteps the attack casually - and breaks the wooden thing in half, sending both pieces flying upwards*

Sam: -- Like "Giganto". Or "Muscle-Head". *Dodges Victor's fist again, this time rolling out of the way of a slamming to the floor* ... Or "The Hulk".

Victor: INSOLENT PEST!

Sam: Not really, since I kind of rule this nation with a pretty little fist. You're a bit of an insult to me, Vick'. You're invading MY city, specifically. You could have done this in TEXAS, and yet you choose NEW YORK of all places to act like a big rabid gorilla.

Victor: I AM MORE THAN JUST AN "INSULT", I WILL BE YOUR DEATH, GATZSKY!

Sam: ... Uh huh. Okay, so since you ignored everything I said anyway, I guess I'll just skip to the part where I tranquilize you and throw you in a reinforced prison cell. *Gets two tranq-guns ready*

mechadragon13 on May 30, 2012, 11:31:11 AM

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mechadragon13Sarah: *smiles, glad that the puppy is more friendly than rowdy--at least, so far. she gets downstairs, sets Harry down, and looks for the food bowls Sam had brought yesterday. She sets them down near the edge of the kitchen and fills them with food and water* There you go. <3

TheGameArtCritic on May 30, 2012, 2:29:21 PM

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TheGameArtCriticHarry: *Immediately starts snarfing the food down*

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Sam: *shoots tranquilizers at the Tank. One hits* One.

Victor: What's that supposed to mean?? D8<

Sam: *reloads* Three more to go.

mechadragon13 on May 30, 2012, 3:15:43 PM

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mechadragon13Sarah: *laughs a bit, then goes to look through the stuff Sam brought in to try and find a tag for the little guy. Finding none, she adds this to the list of things she needs to go out and get. She makes a mental note to call Claire and ask if she can watch the kids while she runs out and gets all this stuff*

TheGameArtCritic on May 30, 2012, 3:34:45 PM

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TheGameArtCriticHarry: *devours his food*

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Sam: *keeps attempting to sedate the Tank until another tranquilizer hits* Two.

Victor: STOP THAT!! D8< *throws a punch at him*

Sam: *barely avoids it but remains calm*

mechadragon13 on May 30, 2012, 3:52:51 PM

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mechadragon13Sarah: *realizes that sh's pretty hungry as well, and fixes herself up something to eat before the kids wake up*

TheGameArtCritic on May 30, 2012, 4:00:22 PM

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TheGameArtCriticHarry: *Finishes his food, tail wagging*

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Sam: *Keeps dodging the Tank's hits* Getting tired, Vick'?

Victor: *Is* SHUH... SHUT UP...!! *manages to hit Sam with a punch to the gut*

Sam: !!!?? *Is punched to hard he's sent flying into the air, crash-landing onto the ground with a grunt*

mechadragon13 on May 30, 2012, 4:23:02 PM

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mechadragon13Sarah: *looks over at Harry and laughs* You're quick. :P Lemme finish my cereal, and we can go wake up the kids, okay?

TheGameArtCritic on May 30, 2012, 4:41:15 PM

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TheGameArtCriticHarry: *Bounces around the place happily*

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Victor: AHAH! I WIN, LIEUTENANT GATZSKY! I! WIN!

Sam: *having some trouble getting up* Hhk...

mechadragon13 on May 30, 2012, 4:53:41 PM

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mechadragon13Sarah: *grinning, she sets the cereal bowl down in the sink and heads upstairs, only slightly cracking the door open to make sure the kids were awake first*

Lance: *is still very much asleep*

Emma: *is absently playing around with one of her stuffed animals, being rather quiet*

TheGameArtCritic on May 31, 2012, 9:22:37 AM

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TheGameArtCriticHarry: *Follows Sarah upstairs happily, tail wagging*

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Victor: Now then... To finish this! *Raises both his fists to crush Sam, and slams them down onto the floor*

Sam: *manages to roll out of the way just in time, then shoots another tranquilizer into the Tank's arm* Th... Three.

Victor: !! D8< *Is starting to feel the effects of the first two tranquilizers, and he's a bit wobbly* Fuh... Fuuhh... k...

Sam: Language, Mister-The-Hulk. There's kids present. *He coughs up a bit of blood, then stumbles to his feet*

mechadragon13 on May 31, 2012, 9:47:22 AM

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mechadragon13Sarah: *steps into the room with Harry on her heels, and moves towards Emma's crib, keeping her voice low* Morning, Emma. You're up a little early. <:P

Emma: *quietly* I wasn't sleepy...

Sarah: *picks her up* You look mighty sleepy to me. :P Come on, let's let your brother rest a bit. *goes to step out of the room*

TheGameArtCritic on May 31, 2012, 9:57:33 AM

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TheGameArtCriticHarry: *Runs out of the room, down the stairs, up the stairs, then around and back, sitting in front of Sarah with his tail wagging*

meanwhile

Sam: *ducks out of the way of another wild fist-swing* Calm down!

Victor: RRAAHHHGH!! *smashing walls and things*

Sam: *Shoots him a final time* Four! Down you go! D:<

Victor: RRRAAUUUHH... Hhahhuhh... Hnn... *He falls over, unconscious*

mechadragon13 on May 31, 2012, 10:06:07 AM

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mechadragon13Sarah: *is rather amused by the puppy's antics, and walks downstairs with Emma in her arms*

Emma: *yawns widely*

Sarah: *laughs a little* You're sure you're not tired?

Emma: M'sure...

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TheGameArtCritic on May 28, 2012, 1:54:36 PM

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TheGameArtCriticSam: *He kisses her back, his kiss on her lips* So I better get ready and go to the Outpost. Busy day today. A Walter Hobbes sighting as well as a report from the team doing the Mafia raid. We've also got a rogue Tank running around and doing damage. I had no idea there were any Tanks left, but I guess there is. The guy's pretty old. I shouldn't have an issue with him.

Harry: *Whines*

mechadragon13 on May 28, 2012, 2:13:26 PM

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mechadragon13Sarah: *pets Harry* Well, I wish you luck. <:/

TheGameArtCritic on May 28, 2012, 3:54:09 PM

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TheGameArtCriticSam: Hah, like I'll need it... But thanks anyway. ;P *He gets his coat and guns. It's been five years since he married Sarah. Four since their children were born. Sam smiles at the thought. It feels almost like days to him. Of course, if it was only days, Sam would be 30, not 35. He feels old, but he dares not say that in front of Sarah, who probably feels worse. 40. It's crazy what kind of bond one can develop with a person they've known for 35 years*

Harry: *sits on the bed*

mechadragon13 on May 28, 2012, 4:03:46 PM

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mechadragon13Sarah: Hey, I have every right to worry. :P *flops back onto her pillow with a sigh, a bit worn out from dealing with her kids all day. Has it really been four years already? Lance and Emma were four years old... Man how time flies. It seems like it was only yesterday that they were running around an abandoned palace while their parents tracked down whatever infected were still left... like it was only yesterday that they went their separate ways after she left for school... like it was only yesterday that they ran into each other again, that fateful day five years ago...* ...I feel old.

TheGameArtCritic on May 28, 2012, 4:26:26 PM

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TheGameArtCriticSam: *He snorts in a failed attempt to contain his laughter* Sarah, you... Kinda ready my mind right there. Not that I think your old. You still look as beautiful as ever and you've never lost your charm, but... I was thinking the same thing about myself. XD;

Harry: *cocks his head*

mechadragon13 on May 28, 2012, 4:45:47 PM

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mechadragon13Sarah: *snorts at his commentary, but grins good-naturedly* Maybe we're BOTH getting old... heheh... so much has HAPPENED, though... feels like I should be older, heh.

TheGameArtCritic on May 28, 2012, 4:59:05 PM

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TheGameArtCriticSam: A life of adventure can do that, heheh. ;P

Harry: *whines*

mechadragon13 on May 29, 2012, 11:56:57 AM

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mechadragon13Sarah: *pets Harry* I guess so. <:P

TheGameArtCritic on May 29, 2012, 12:00:56 PM

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TheGameArtCriticSam: Oh, speaking of adventure... I only found out a week ago that my mom and Gilder are dating. It totally slipped my mind. I forgot to tell you. All this time and I never knew. How the hell did they keep it a secret?

Harry: *Whines for some reason*

mechadragon13 on May 29, 2012, 1:17:15 PM

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mechadragon13Sarah: *still petting Harry* Wait. Claire and Gilder? Since when?? o__o

TheGameArtCritic on May 29, 2012, 1:51:44 PM

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TheGameArtCriticSam: Since four years ago, apparently. .__.;

Harry: *Huffs, lying his head down on the bed*

mechadragon13 on May 29, 2012, 2:05:27 PM

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mechadragon13Sarah: ...Okay, either they've been really good at hiding it, or we've just been THAT busy. .__.;;;

TheGameArtCritic on May 29, 2012, 2:14:16 PM

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TheGameArtCriticSam: *Puts his hat on* ^^;

Harry: *Closes his eyes, tail no longer wagging*

mechadragon13 on May 29, 2012, 2:17:07 PM

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mechadragon13Sarah: Heheh... I'll see you when you get back. Don't have TOO much fun. <:P

TheGameArtCritic on May 29, 2012, 2:29:59 PM

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TheGameArtCriticSam: Sarah, I'm sorry, but that's impossible. :P *Walks over to leave*

Harry: ! *Immediately hops off the bed and runs over to Sam to lick his fingers*

Sam: ? Oh! That reminds me -- Don't forget to bring a crate home for him!

mechadragon13 on May 29, 2012, 2:45:45 PM

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mechadragon13Sarah: I won't forget. <:P

TheGameArtCritic on May 29, 2012, 3:21:02 PM

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TheGameArtCriticSam: Great. ;D *he then leaves for work*

Harry: *Sniffs Sarah's legs*

mechadragon13 on May 30, 2012, 6:54:47 AM

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mechadragon13Sarah: *leans down to pet him* Hey little guy. Hungry?

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TheGameArtCriticHarry: *He pads over to the bedside, then, with some effort, hops up on it, stepping on Sam to get to Sarah*

Sam: *Tries not to make a sound when the puppy steps on his pelvis* XC !!?

mechadragon13 on May 26, 2012, 3:34:00 PM

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mechadragon13Sarah: *suppresses a quiet laugh, and pulls the puppy onto her lap once he gets within reach, rubbing his fur* You need to go to bed, little guy. :P

TheGameArtCritic on May 26, 2012, 3:52:19 PM

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TheGameArtCriticHarry: *Licks his snout while staring at Sarah*

Sam: *Still uncomfortable from the hit he took to his pelvis* XC

mechadragon13 on May 27, 2012, 2:24:01 PM

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mechadragon13Sarah: *with a sigh* Ohhh, dear, what are we going to do with you. :I Any ideas, Sam?

TheGameArtCritic on May 27, 2012, 2:34:48 PM

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TheGameArtCriticSam: J-Just... Uh, um... Wuh - Well, we'll definitely need a crate for him. Just let him sleep on the bed for now, if he wants to. As long as he doesn't step on my PARTICULAR AREA THAT SHOULDN'T BE STEPPED ON again. XC

Harry: *cocks his head to the side, tail wagging*

mechadragon13 on May 27, 2012, 2:50:03 PM

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mechadragon13Sarah: *snickers* Oh-kaaay. XP *picks Harry up, and places him at the foot of the bed* Stay. Staaay. :I

TheGameArtCritic on May 27, 2012, 3:17:33 PM

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TheGameArtCriticHarry: *His tail continues to wag as he stares at them*

Sam: ... Heh. He's cute. Really cute. I can tell he's going to be a really big dog, though. So he can't get used to the idea of sleeping on the bed.

mechadragon13 on May 27, 2012, 3:18:42 PM

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mechadragon13Sarah: Like I said, I'll pick up the crate for him tomorrow. *watches him for a moment longer to make sure he'll stay put, then finally lays down*

TheGameArtCritic on May 27, 2012, 3:33:40 PM

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TheGameArtCriticSam: *He lies down as well, sighing happily and shutting his eyes*

Harry: *crawls over to them and rests his head in between their pillows, tail still wagging*

mechadragon13 on May 27, 2012, 3:59:12 PM

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mechadragon13Sarah: *turns over to cuddle against Sam, and jumps a bit when she finds Harry right in between them. She sighs, and pets the puppy before settling in and trying to fall asleep*

TheGameArtCritic on May 27, 2012, 4:03:18 PM

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TheGameArtCriticSam: *Having been through a long day, he falls asleep easily*

Harry: *Soon falls asleep after everyone else*

The Next Morning

Sam: *Still asleep*

Harry: *Also still asleep*

mechadragon13 on May 28, 2012, 4:25:14 AM

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mechadragon13Sarah: *wakes up to find a puppy in her line of sight instead of her husband, and is very confused for a brief moment until she remembers that they had decided to let the puppy sleep there that night. she smiles a bit, then rolls over to stare at the ceiling, trying not to disturb the other two--it wasn't time for Sam to get up yet, anyway*

TheGameArtCritic on May 28, 2012, 4:43:04 AM

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TheGameArtCriticHarry: *Is woken up from Sarah's movement and looks over at her, tail wagging. He immediately moves over to lick her face*

Sam: *Still asleep*

mechadragon13 on May 28, 2012, 9:51:29 AM

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mechadragon13Sarah: !! *flinches away in surprise, but she smiles, and reaches up to scratch behind the puppy's ear*

TheGameArtCritic on May 28, 2012, 11:00:33 AM

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TheGameArtCriticHarry: *licks her hand, then goes back to licking her face*

Sam: *waking up* ... Mmn...

mechadragon13 on May 28, 2012, 11:38:19 AM

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mechadragon13Sarah: ! *sits up to escape the puppy's excitable licking. she looks over at Sam, hoping she didn't wake him up* ^^;

TheGameArtCritic on May 28, 2012, 12:34:21 PM

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TheGameArtCriticSam: *Now semi-awake. He also sits up and gives Sarah a sleepy smile* ... Heeyyy... 'Morning.

Harry: *Squeaks happily*

mechadragon13 on May 28, 2012, 12:49:57 PM

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mechadragon13Sarah: Morning. :) *leans over to kiss his cheek*

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TheGameArtCriticSam: Come on you two, go to bed. XP I'll tuck you in and everything.

Harry: *Wages his tail*

mechadragon13 on May 24, 2012, 3:54:43 PM

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mechadragon13Lance: *yawns again* But I'm not tiiiireeeed...

Sarah: Yes you are. *picks Lance up with little resistance, and walks him upstairs*

Emma: *makes grabby hands at her father, asking to be picked up*

TheGameArtCritic on May 25, 2012, 9:04:05 AM

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TheGameArtCriticSam: *With a small laugh, he picks Emma up and heads upstairs with her, following behind Sarah and Lance* Soon you'll be too big for this, Emma. <:P

Harry: *Follows them up the stairs*

mechadragon13 on May 25, 2012, 11:03:24 AM

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mechadragon13Emma: *shakes her head vigorously* Nuh-uh...

Sarah: *puts Lance down in his crib*

Lance: *protests sleepily* but i dun wannah...

TheGameArtCritic on May 25, 2012, 11:19:15 AM

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TheGameArtCriticSam: Ohh yes you will. Just like how you're almost too big for your crib. *Puts her in*

Harry: *Curious, but waits near Sam, head tilted*

mechadragon13 on May 25, 2012, 12:15:59 PM

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mechadragon13Emma: *pouts* Nuh uuuuh.

Sarah: *kisses Lance's forehead* Goodnight, Lance.

Lance: *is half asleep* mnuuhhh...

TheGameArtCritic on May 25, 2012, 1:33:31 PM

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TheGameArtCriticSam: *tucks Emma in and kisses her cheek* Go to bed, Kiddo. We'll see you in the morning, alright? <:P

Harry: *scratches himself with his back leg*

mechadragon13 on May 25, 2012, 2:03:33 PM

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mechadragon13Sarah: *tucks Lance in, then moves over to Emma and kisses her forehead* Goodnight, sweetie.

Emma: m'night...

Lance: *is practically asleep*

TheGameArtCritic on May 25, 2012, 2:10:10 PM

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TheGameArtCriticSam: *He backs out of the room a bit* <:P

Harry: *Bounces out of the room*

mechadragon13 on May 25, 2012, 2:14:52 PM

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mechadragon13Lance: *is asleep*

Emma: *is dozing off*

Sarah: *flips off the light, and steps out with Sam, careful not to bump into the dog*

TheGameArtCritic on May 25, 2012, 3:11:34 PM

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TheGameArtCriticSam: *Walks out, ten downstairs to retrieve the dog bed he bought for Harry. Then he heads back up and puts it in his and Sarah's room. After a few tries, he manages to call Harry over into the room and get him onto the bed. It takes some effort to keep him on the bed, as he obviously just wants to get off and run around*

Harry: *Playfully nips at Sam*

mechadragon13 on May 25, 2012, 3:35:34 PM

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mechadragon13Sarah: *laughs a bit, keeping her voice low to avoid disturbing the kids* Sheesh, it's like we suddenly had another kid. X);

TheGameArtCritic on May 26, 2012, 2:11:14 AM

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TheGameArtCriticSam: Ugh, yeah, I know. XD; *Picks up Harry and puts him back on the bed* We might need to get a crate for the little guy.

Harry: *Gets off the bed again*

mechadragon13 on May 26, 2012, 1:46:43 PM

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mechadragon13Sarah: *gets ready for bed* I'll go pick one up tomorrow. <:P

TheGameArtCritic on May 26, 2012, 1:56:23 PM

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TheGameArtCriticSam: That'll be great if you do. <:P

Harry: *Scampers around*

mechadragon13 on May 26, 2012, 2:28:06 PM

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mechadragon13Sarah: *sits down on the edge of the bed* Oof... Harry! *whistles* Harry, c'mere. C:

TheGameArtCritic on May 26, 2012, 2:58:17 PM

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TheGameArtCriticHarry: *Looks over at Sarah, nose quivering, tail wagging so hard it rocks his backside*

Sam: He doesn't really know his name just yet. ^^;

mechadragon13 on May 26, 2012, 3:23:01 PM

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mechadragon13Sarah: Figured as much--no harm in trying to teach him. :P *whistles again, waggling her fingers at him* C'moooon, Harry.

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TheGameArtCriticHarry: *Leans his head back into Lance's hand, tail thumping against the floor*

Sam: *Comes back with things* I need to make a few more trips. <:P

mechadragon13 on May 23, 2012, 3:01:53 PM

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mechadragon13Sarah: Want me to help you? I think the kids have the situation under control. X)

Lance: :D *pets him more*

Emma: *giggles, excited by the mere fact that they now have a puppy*

TheGameArtCritic on May 23, 2012, 3:29:15 PM

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TheGameArtCriticSam: Alright, then, the help's appreciated. CX *heads out again*

Harry: *flops over onto his back*

mechadragon13 on May 23, 2012, 3:44:30 PM

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mechadragon13Sarah: *follows him out to help him carry things* So, just out of curiosity, how big is this dog going to get?

meanwhile

Emma: :D!! *rubs his belly, as she knows puppies enjoy belly rubs*

Lance: *pouts when Emma takes the puppy's attention* |:c

TheGameArtCritic on May 23, 2012, 3:58:16 PM

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TheGameArtCriticSam: Well, it's a Caucasian Shepard, so... big. :/

meanwhile

Harry: *Enjoys the belly rub*

mechadragon13 on May 23, 2012, 4:10:37 PM

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mechadragon13Sarah: *whistles* Fun. I'm glad we got a big place, then. X);;

meanwhile

Lance: My turn! >:c *pushes past Emma to rub Harry's belly*

Emma: *thumps back into a sitting position on the carpet. her expression goes from confused to incredibly unamused, crossing her arms and pouting* >:I

TheGameArtCritic on May 23, 2012, 4:19:10 PM

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TheGameArtCriticSam: Heh, right. ^^;

meanwhile

Harry: *Enjoys this just as much*

mechadragon13 on May 23, 2012, 4:39:26 PM

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mechadragon13Sarah: *grabs some stuff, comes back inside, and finds them like that--it takes all her willpower not to burst out laughing at Emma's ridiculously serious face* Emma, honey, what's wrong?

Emma: LANCE PUSHED ME. >:I

Lance: DID NOT! >:C

TheGameArtCritic on May 23, 2012, 4:45:00 PM

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TheGameArtCriticSam: ... Lance. Son, tell the truth. DID you push your sister? <:/

Harry: *scampers over to Sam*

mechadragon13 on May 23, 2012, 4:59:05 PM

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mechadragon13Lance: *mumbles* yes...

Sarah: Apologize to your sister, Lance. <:/

Lance: *grumbles something unintelligibly*

Emma: :I

TheGameArtCritic on May 24, 2012, 12:10:58 PM

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TheGameArtCriticSam: Come on, louder. It'll be better for everyone, you know.

Harry: *sits and wags his tail*

mechadragon13 on May 24, 2012, 12:29:06 PM

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mechadragon13Lance: *mumbled* M'sorry, Emma...

Sarah: And what do you say to that, Emma?

Emma: *very seriously* I forgive you...

Sarah: :)

TheGameArtCritic on May 24, 2012, 1:03:59 PM

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TheGameArtCriticSam: There, see? That wasn't so bad! Now we're all a big happy family again! ^^

Harry: *barks*

mechadragon13 on May 24, 2012, 1:36:02 PM

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mechadragon13Emma: *grins widely*

Lance: *pouts*

Sarah: *crouches down to pet the puppy, scratching behind his ear* ^^

TheGameArtCritic on May 24, 2012, 2:15:03 PM

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TheGameArtCriticHarry: *enjoys this, leaning into Sarah's leg*

Sam: <3

mechadragon13 on May 24, 2012, 3:07:51 PM

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mechadragon13Lance: *goes to pet Harry again, but pauses to yawn widely*

Sarah: Ah, thank you for reminding me--it's past your bedtime. :P

Emma: Laaance, why would you do thaaat? 8C

Lance: I didn't do it on purpoooose... 8C

TheGameArtCritic on May 24, 2012, 3:41:07 PM

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TheGameArtCritic on May 22, 2012, 11:53:39 AM

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TheGameArtCriticGilder: *With a smile, he does*

*Four years later*

Sam: *He comes home from work holding a Caucasian Shepard puppy in his arms* I'm home!

Puppy: *Looks around the place, nose quivering. It's incredibly fluffy and somewhat chubby, being pretty young*

mechadragon13 on May 22, 2012, 12:43:32 PM

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mechadragon13Emma: *looks up from the toy she was playing with on the couch, and her face lights up when she sees her father and what he's carrying* PUPPY! :D

Lance: *from the other room* PUPPY??? *runs over into the main room, nearly tripping over his own feet as he does so* PUPPY!! 8D

Sarah: *runs out after him, picking up Lance as she passes him on her way to Sam, an eyebrow raised* Hey there Sam, and extremely unexpected cute puppy.

TheGameArtCritic on May 22, 2012, 12:55:58 PM

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TheGameArtCriticSam: *makes the puppy wave at his family by moving his paw a bit. He "speaks" for the puppy in a squeaky voice* 'Well hey there, new family!' *He then drops the paw and clears his throat* I hope this isn't TOO unexpected. I've been visiting the pound for a while now, during my lunch breaks, and, well... I dunno, I just couldn't say 'no' to the little guy's face. What do you think? Sorry for the... sudden... ness of it all. ^^;

Puppy: *Struggles a bit in Sam's grip, wanting to run around and release all its pent-up energy*

mechadragon13 on May 22, 2012, 1:08:46 PM

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mechadragon13Sarah: *sighs a bit, but her smile never wavers* I dunno, Sam... I mean... Will the KIDS be okay with it?

Lance: YES. O_____O

Emma: *bounces up and down on the couch excitedly* Keep the puppy, keep the puppy! :D

Sarah: Well, I think we have our answer. :P

TheGameArtCritic on May 22, 2012, 1:16:49 PM

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TheGameArtCriticSam: Alright then! ^^ *He lets the puppy go, setting it down on the ground*

Puppy: *Scampers over to Emma and Lance, licking their faces*

Sam: I borrowed a military car in order to bring him and some supplies over. I, uh... I actually had an idea. For a name for him, I mean. <:)

mechadragon13 on May 22, 2012, 1:36:36 PM

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mechadragon13Lance and Emma: *squeal excitedly, happily playing with the puppy*

Sarah: Yeah? Well, let's hear it! *genuinely curious*

TheGameArtCritic on May 22, 2012, 1:45:27 PM

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TheGameArtCriticSam: *He watches their children play with the young dog for a bit, a sad smile on his face, before answering* ... Harry.

mechadragon13 on May 22, 2012, 2:37:29 PM

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mechadragon13Sarah: ... *her smile soon mirrors his, and she puts a hand on his shoulder* I like that name. <:)

TheGameArtCritic on May 22, 2012, 3:14:42 PM

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TheGameArtCriticSam: *He smiles a little wider from Sarah's answer, and he pulls her into a one-armed hug* ... Thank you.

Harry: *Scampers around the place*

mechadragon13 on May 23, 2012, 4:35:47 AM

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mechadragon13Sarah: *hugs him back and kisses his cheek, then watches the kids play with their new family member*

Lance: *chases Harry around*

Emma: *watches them run around, giggling with amusement*

TheGameArtCritic on May 23, 2012, 9:12:51 AM

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TheGameArtCriticSam: *calls out to their son* Now Lance, be nice to the puppy, alright?

Harry: *just keeps running around*

mechadragon13 on May 23, 2012, 12:15:37 PM

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mechadragon13Lance: *only giggles excitedly in response, still chasing the dog around*

Emma: *tries to pet Harry whenever he runs by her, and pouts when he runs off again* :c

Sarah: Heh...

TheGameArtCritic on May 23, 2012, 12:50:14 PM

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TheGameArtCriticSam: I'll start bringing in the supplies, alright? Alright. See you in a sec. <:P *He leaves the house in order to bring things in*

Harry: *slows to a trot, then a stop, in order to bite at his backside, which has developed an itch*

mechadragon13 on May 23, 2012, 1:18:13 PM

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mechadragon13Sarah: Alright! *stays behind to watch the kids*

Lance: *seizes the opportunity and grabs the puppy when he stops, hugging it tightly* puppy! :DDD

Emma: *squeals and clambers off the couch to go pet the dog*

Sarah: Lance, be careful with Harry!

TheGameArtCritic on May 23, 2012, 1:32:36 PM

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TheGameArtCriticHarry: *struggles in the boy's grip*

meanwhile

Sam: *Whistles as he gets the puppy supplies*

mechadragon13 on May 23, 2012, 2:08:23 PM

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mechadragon13Lance: *loosens his grip on Harry, petting the puppy's head almost apologetically*

Emma: *also pets the puppy*

Sarah: *finds herself smiling, and laughs a little bit*

TheGameArtCritic on May 23, 2012, 2:18:10 PM

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TheGameArtCritic on May 21, 2012, 11:27:20 AM

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TheGameArtCriticGilder: *His face turns a bright shade of red and he quickly hides it from Claire, embarrassed*

mechadragon13 on May 21, 2012, 11:52:30 AM

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mechadragon13Claire: *laughs a little bit, still rather amused by his bashfulness* <:P

TheGameArtCritic on May 21, 2012, 12:49:57 PM

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TheGameArtCriticGilder: U-Uh, thank you for that! ^/////^;;;

mechadragon13 on May 21, 2012, 1:03:55 PM

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mechadragon13Claire: *looks away from him, putting a hand over her mouth to contain her snickers*

TheGameArtCritic on May 21, 2012, 1:17:32 PM

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TheGameArtCriticGilder: *Is embarrassed further when he hears her* >////////>;;;

mechadragon13 on May 21, 2012, 1:28:17 PM

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mechadragon13Claire: *grinning widely, still trying to contain snickers* It's alright, John! There's nothing to be embarrassed about...!

TheGameArtCritic on May 21, 2012, 1:35:35 PM

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TheGameArtCriticGilder: Noo, no, I'm just overreacting to it - I mean, what am I, twelve? <://///D

mechadragon13 on May 21, 2012, 1:43:47 PM

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mechadragon13Claire: I just didn't expect it from you, I think it's adorable. <:P

TheGameArtCritic on May 21, 2012, 2:02:07 PM

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TheGameArtCriticGilder: AHAHA. AHA. 'ADORABLE'. RIGHT. <8////D;;;

mechadragon13 on May 21, 2012, 3:15:00 PM

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mechadragon13Claire: *manages to contain her snickering long enough to nuzzle into Gilder's shoulder* <3

TheGameArtCritic on May 21, 2012, 3:28:13 PM

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TheGameArtCriticGilder: *He's still a bit red, but he ends up happily snuggling with Claire* ... <3

mechadragon13 on May 22, 2012, 4:29:33 AM

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mechadragon13Claire: *is happy to be so close to him. It's been a long while since she's been so close to ANYONE*

TheGameArtCritic on May 22, 2012, 9:40:40 AM

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TheGameArtCriticGilder: *Tries to not think of Harry. Lieutenant Gatzsky Senior. John can't help but wonder if he'll be as good to Claire as HE was*

mechadragon13 on May 22, 2012, 11:08:47 AM

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mechadragon13Claire: *doesn't really think of much as they sit together. they stay there for a little while, until the breeze starts getting a bit chilly* Mm. I think it's time for us to be heading back...

TheGameArtCritic on May 22, 2012, 11:14:25 AM

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TheGameArtCriticGilder: Oh, alright. Would you like me to walk you home? :)

mechadragon13 on May 22, 2012, 11:43:16 AM

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mechadragon13Claire: That would be wonderful, thank you. :)

TheGameArtCritic on May 22, 2012, 11:51:22 AM

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TheGameArtCritic on May 20, 2012, 10:10:55 AM

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TheGameArtCriticGilder: *Reddens and looks away from Claire with embarrassment, but doesn't move his hand. He's trying not to smile, and failing*

mechadragon13 on May 20, 2012, 11:21:00 AM

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mechadragon13Claire: *laughs a little bit, smiling at him, lightly rubbing the back of his hand with her thumb* You don't have to hold it in, you know.

TheGameArtCritic on May 20, 2012, 11:54:55 AM

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TheGameArtCriticGilder: *Looks over at her* ! ... I-is it okay with you? I mean, I didn't realize how obvious I was being...

mechadragon13 on May 20, 2012, 12:29:53 PM

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mechadragon13Claire: *smiles a bit more widely* You were being very obvious. *her smile softens* And yes, I'm okay with it.

TheGameArtCritic on May 20, 2012, 1:12:16 PM

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TheGameArtCriticGilder: *He's very happy to hear this and grins widely* ... If only Sam knew... <:D

mechadragon13 on May 20, 2012, 1:33:25 PM

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mechadragon13Claire: I think he should find out on his own. He'll be quite surprised. <:P

TheGameArtCritic on May 20, 2012, 1:46:46 PM

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TheGameArtCriticGilder: Hah, and how! I hope he doesn't treat me any differently from before once he knows. ^^;

mechadragon13 on May 20, 2012, 2:06:21 PM

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mechadragon13Claire: Ah, he shouldn't. He'll have a severe talking-to if he does. :P

TheGameArtCritic on May 20, 2012, 2:14:05 PM

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TheGameArtCriticGilder: *He laughs a bit at this* Good, good. That'll teach him. XD ... *He flips over his hand from under Claire so that he's holding her hand as she holds his* ... <:)

mechadragon13 on May 20, 2012, 2:38:29 PM

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mechadragon13Claire: *returns his smile, giving his hand a gentle squeeze. it sure was a nice day out...*

TheGameArtCritic on May 20, 2012, 3:43:19 PM

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TheGameArtCriticGilder: *He carefully, slowly leans over and gives Claire a quick kiss on the cheek*

mechadragon13 on May 21, 2012, 3:56:25 AM

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mechadragon13Claire: *gently nuzzles his cheek, then leans her head against his shoulder*

TheGameArtCritic on May 21, 2012, 9:23:11 AM

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TheGameArtCriticGilder: *Becomes very happy from this and leans his head against hers, smiling*

mechadragon13 on May 21, 2012, 9:54:03 AM

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mechadragon13Claire: *sighs happily, closing her eyes, enjoying the slight breeze on her face and the rustling of the tree above her*

TheGameArtCritic on May 21, 2012, 9:59:00 AM

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TheGameArtCriticGilder: *He stays like this for a while with Claire* ... This is nice... I'm very happy to be spending my day off with you, Claire.

mechadragon13 on May 21, 2012, 10:16:48 AM

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mechadragon13Claire: And I'm glad that you chose to spend it with me. :)

TheGameArtCritic on May 21, 2012, 10:42:37 AM

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TheGameArtCriticGilder: Truthfully, Claire, I wouldn't want to spend it any other way. <:)

mechadragon13 on May 21, 2012, 11:14:45 AM

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mechadragon13Claire: *returns the warm smile, and leans up to kiss his cheek*

TheGameArtCritic on May 21, 2012, 11:26:32 AM

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TheGameArtCritic on May 18, 2012, 11:54:41 AM

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TheGameArtCriticGilder: *He smiles back at her - a small one - while inside, he celebrates the successful step forward in a real relationship with Claire*

mechadragon13 on May 18, 2012, 12:16:49 PM

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mechadragon13Claire: *the sudden darkening of the theater distracts her, and she turns to look at the screen, the movie now starting* !

TheGameArtCritic on May 18, 2012, 3:58:08 PM

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TheGameArtCriticGilder: *Looks over at the screen, half disappointed by the movie starting and half relieved*

mechadragon13 on May 18, 2012, 4:17:38 PM

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mechadragon13Claire: *watches the film with interest--it was just as good as the reviews said. she never pulls her hand out from under Gilder's*

TheGameArtCritic on May 18, 2012, 4:24:20 PM

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TheGameArtCriticGilder: *Is happy with this and doesn't pay too much attention to the movie. All his thoughts and feelings were focused on Claire*

mechadragon13 on May 19, 2012, 3:23:12 AM

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mechadragon13Claire: *casts an occasional glance at Gilder, and catches him doing the same once or twice. she smiles to herself, but doesn't comment on it*

TheGameArtCritic on May 19, 2012, 3:50:07 AM

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TheGameArtCritic*After the movie*

Gilder: *walks out with Claire* Er, that was interesting. Don't you think? :)

mechadragon13 on May 19, 2012, 5:03:51 AM

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mechadragon13Claire: Yep, it was better than I expected. Thank you. :)

TheGameArtCritic on May 19, 2012, 6:20:48 AM

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TheGameArtCriticGilder: Oh, you know, don't thank me... I mean, you bought the popcorn... ^/////^;

mechadragon13 on May 19, 2012, 1:38:49 PM

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mechadragon13Claire: *teasingly* You bought the tickets. :P

TheGameArtCritic on May 19, 2012, 3:53:53 PM

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TheGameArtCriticGilder: Then we're equal. ^///^;

mechadragon13 on May 19, 2012, 4:01:56 PM

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mechadragon13Claire: *raises an eyebrow at him* Alright, if you insist. But thank you nonetheless. :)

TheGameArtCritic on May 19, 2012, 4:17:26 PM

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TheGameArtCriticGilder: Heh... You want to head back and see if the park is still as crowded? ^///^

mechadragon13 on May 19, 2012, 4:25:08 PM

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mechadragon13Claire: That sounds alright to me. ^^ *leaves the movie theater with Gilder*

TheGameArtCritic on May 19, 2012, 4:40:05 PM

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TheGameArtCriticGilder: *Walks to the park with Claire, happy to see that it's got less people now*

mechadragon13 on May 20, 2012, 4:09:21 AM

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mechadragon13Claire: *is relieved to see the park less crowded. she spots an empty bench under a shady tree, and goes to sit on it*

TheGameArtCritic on May 20, 2012, 7:40:55 AM

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TheGameArtCriticGilder: *Sits next to her, smiling at her. Much like he knows Sam has been to Sarah, Gilder has been harboring feelings for Claire for a very long time* <:)

mechadragon13 on May 20, 2012, 10:05:34 AM

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mechadragon13Claire: *looks over at him, and smiles back. she puts her hand over his*

TheGameArtCritic on May 20, 2012, 10:09:04 AM

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TheGameArtCritic on May 16, 2012, 4:37:08 PM

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TheGameArtCriticGilder: Well, alright then. ^^

*They walk to the movie theater*

mechadragon13 on May 16, 2012, 4:42:05 PM

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mechadragon13Claire: *walks in with Gilder, glancing at the posters on the wall labeled "NOW SHOWING"* ...hm...

TheGameArtCritic on May 16, 2012, 5:04:27 PM

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TheGameArtCriticGilder: Anything interest you? I'm okay with whatever you'd like to see.

mechadragon13 on May 17, 2012, 7:29:54 AM

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mechadragon13Claire: I'm not sure--anything catch your eye?

TheGameArtCritic on May 17, 2012, 9:27:47 AM

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TheGameArtCriticGilder: Ah, well, I'm fine with anything. :) Is that too indecisive? :/ I-I can be more decisive if you'd like! D8

mechadragon13 on May 17, 2012, 4:32:30 PM

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mechadragon13Claire: Well, maybe we could--ah! *points out one of the posters on the wall* How about that one? I've heard good things about it.

TheGameArtCritic on May 17, 2012, 4:36:15 PM

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TheGameArtCriticGilder: Moon Pig? Sure, we can go see that one. I've read nothing but good things about it, heh. :D *he goes to pay or two tickets*

mechadragon13 on May 17, 2012, 4:50:40 PM

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mechadragon13Claire: *goes to buy a bag of popcorn as he does so* :)

TheGameArtCritic on May 17, 2012, 11:54:43 PM

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TheGameArtCriticGilder: *Waits for for, smiling, then when they meet up again, they enter the theater playing the movie*

mechadragon13 on May 18, 2012, 7:23:46 AM

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mechadragon13Claire: *takes a seat with Gilder, eating a bit of popcorn while they wait for the previews to end*

TheGameArtCritic on May 18, 2012, 9:41:47 AM

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TheGameArtCriticGilder: *Would be more interested in the previous if Claire wasn't there to distract him* >///> ...

mechadragon13 on May 18, 2012, 10:06:24 AM

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mechadragon13Claire: *holds the bag of popcorn out to him* Want some? :)

TheGameArtCritic on May 18, 2012, 10:08:27 AM

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TheGameArtCriticGilder: Huh? Oh - Oh, sure. :) *He takes some popcorn and eats it* ^///^;

mechadragon13 on May 18, 2012, 10:48:24 AM

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mechadragon13Claire: ^^ *keeps the bag between them so Gilder can get at it. she lets out a quiet sigh, not really watching the previews. her mind wanders off to Sam and his family, and she wonders how they're doing...*

TheGameArtCritic on May 18, 2012, 11:00:20 AM

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TheGameArtCriticGilder: *Gives Claire a look of curiosity, noticing her change in facial expressions* <:/

mechadragon13 on May 18, 2012, 11:08:05 AM

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mechadragon13Claire: *doesn't notice him looking at her. She wonders if she should call them later*

TheGameArtCritic on May 18, 2012, 11:18:14 AM

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TheGameArtCriticGilder: *Carefully and with much nervousness, he places his hand of Claire's* <///<;

mechadragon13 on May 18, 2012, 11:41:56 AM

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mechadragon13Claire: ! *is snapped out of her thoughts, and she glances down at their hands before looking at Gilder. She holds his gaze for a moment before smiling at him*

TheGameArtCritic on May 18, 2012, 11:53:07 AM

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TheGameArtCritic on May 15, 2012, 1:18:37 PM

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TheGameArtCriticGilder: *Decides to wear black long pants, a long-sleeved white shirt and a brown vest. Not too fancy, not disgustingly casual. Perfect*

mechadragon13 on May 15, 2012, 1:30:13 PM

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mechadragon13Claire: *decides to leave early and walk to Gilder's instead, wanting to enjoy the weather. It was a bit of a lengthy walk, and she arrives at his doorstep just in time--she rings the doorbell*

TheGameArtCritic on May 15, 2012, 1:52:21 PM

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TheGameArtCriticGilder: *He answers the door completely ready to go* Ah, Claire, you're looking, uh... very nice. ^///^

mechadragon13 on May 15, 2012, 2:05:25 PM

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mechadragon13Claire: *smiles at him* Thank you, John. I can say the same for you. ^^

TheGameArtCritic on May 15, 2012, 3:13:58 PM

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TheGameArtCriticGilder: *Looks away from Claire a little to hide his sudden blushing from the compliment* U-uh, well then... Shall we walk? ^////^;

mechadragon13 on May 16, 2012, 1:36:34 AM

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mechadragon13Claire: *grins, rather amused by his bashfulness. hopefully he'll realize there's really nothing to be too shy about* We shall. :)

TheGameArtCritic on May 16, 2012, 9:49:07 AM

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TheGameArtCriticGilder: Heheh, okay then! ^///^ *He starts walking with Claire, admiring the city (and her) as he does so*

mechadragon13 on May 16, 2012, 10:26:29 AM

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mechadragon13Claire: *walks with him, in a rather good mood. She can't help but notice him stealing glances at her every so often, and a small smile forms on her face. They reach the park after a little while of walking*

TheGameArtCritic on May 16, 2012, 2:32:59 PM

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TheGameArtCriticGilder: Would you like to stop here?

*The park is somewhat busy with people*

mechadragon13 on May 16, 2012, 2:57:35 PM

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mechadragon13Claire: Mmn. It's a bit more crowded than I would've liked...

TheGameArtCritic on May 16, 2012, 3:24:31 PM

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TheGameArtCriticGilder: Oh, is it? Because we don't HAVE to be at the park. We can go somewhere else if you want. D:>

mechadragon13 on May 16, 2012, 3:44:17 PM

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mechadragon13Claire: *pauses to think* Hm... Ah--Do you have any idea what movies are out right now?

TheGameArtCritic on May 16, 2012, 3:49:59 PM

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TheGameArtCriticGilder: No, sorry. I've been working. ^^; Would you like to go? :)

mechadragon13 on May 16, 2012, 4:07:34 PM

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mechadragon13Claire: I don't see why not. ^^

TheGameArtCritic on May 16, 2012, 4:24:01 PM

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TheGameArtCriticGilder: Oh, okay - Okay, I can -- I'll pay for your ticket if you'd like! :D

mechadragon13 on May 16, 2012, 4:31:35 PM

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mechadragon13Claire: I'll buy popcorn, then. :)

TheGameArtCritic on May 16, 2012, 4:34:42 PM

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TheGameArtCritic on May 14, 2012, 9:59:20 AM

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TheGameArtCriticSam: So far, so good; Still breathing. ;P Go sleep while you still can! *He then leaves for the Outpost*

mechadragon13 on May 15, 2012, 9:20:49 AM

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mechadragon13meanwhile

Claire: *is up early, as usual, even though she really has nothing to do. She gets dressed and goes downstairs to fix herself some breakfast*

TheGameArtCritic on May 15, 2012, 9:43:10 AM

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TheGameArtCriticGilder: *Has taken a day off today. He wonders if Claire is busy. He eats breakfast and waits for an appropriate time to call and check*

mechadragon13 on May 15, 2012, 9:56:24 AM

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mechadragon13Claire: *sits down at her table and quietly eats her breakfast, wondering if it's going to be nice enough out to go for a walk or some such thing. She's been cooped up in her home for too long*

TheGameArtCritic on May 15, 2012, 10:10:17 AM

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TheGameArtCriticGilder: *Waits until about 10:30am before calling Claire, hoping she's there and especially hoping that she won't turn him down*

mechadragon13 on May 15, 2012, 10:11:07 AM

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mechadragon13Claire: ! *wasn't really expecting the phone to ring--she quickly answers* Hello?

TheGameArtCritic on May 15, 2012, 10:23:38 AM

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TheGameArtCriticGilder: Hello, Claire -- How are you, today? Good? Bad? Terrible? Excellent? The weather's nice, or at least... I-I think so. What are you doing right now?

mechadragon13 on May 15, 2012, 10:29:59 AM

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mechadragon13Claire: *laughs a little bit* I'm doing just fine, John. I was actually just about to go out--would you like to join me?

TheGameArtCritic on May 15, 2012, 10:37:38 AM

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TheGameArtCriticGilder: *this catches him off guard* Wha -- Buh -- Y-YES! D///8 I-I mean -- I mean, uh, I'd love to. ^///^;

mechadragon13 on May 15, 2012, 10:41:30 AM

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mechadragon13Claire: *tries to refrain from laughing again, settling for just grinning to herself* Alright. Is it okay if I meet you at your place in around half an hour?

TheGameArtCritic on May 15, 2012, 11:29:02 AM

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TheGameArtCriticGilder: H-half an -- ? O-okay! I'll be ready by then, don't worry! D///8

mechadragon13 on May 15, 2012, 11:34:51 AM

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mechadragon13Claire: *smiles a bit more widely* You can take longer if you have to. <:P

TheGameArtCritic on May 15, 2012, 12:25:54 PM

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TheGameArtCriticGilder: No, it's fine -- It doesn't take me that long to get ready, I'm fine! ^^;

mechadragon13 on May 15, 2012, 12:42:24 PM

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mechadragon13Claire: If you insist. <:P I'll see you then. :)

TheGameArtCritic on May 15, 2012, 12:49:25 PM

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TheGameArtCriticGilder: Yeah! Yea, see you later! ^////^; *hangs up in order to quickly find something nice to wear*

mechadragon13 on May 15, 2012, 12:53:08 PM

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mechadragon13Claire: *laughs a little as she hangs up, and heads back upstairs to change into something a little nicer. It was a lovely day outside--may as well make the most of it*

TheGameArtCritic on May 15, 2012, 1:17:11 PM

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TheGameArtCritic on May 13, 2012, 9:55:26 AM

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TheGameArtCriticSam: *Nuzzles Sarah back* Goodnight. <:)

mechadragon13 on May 13, 2012, 9:59:32 AM

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mechadragon13Sarah: *puts an arm over him, and snuggles closer* Goodnight. <:)

TheGameArtCritic on May 13, 2012, 10:12:46 AM

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TheGameArtCriticSam: *Closes his eyes and rests against Sarah, comfortable*

mechadragon13 on May 13, 2012, 10:24:18 AM

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mechadragon13Sarah: *does the same, nuzzling into his shoulder, falling asleep after a few minutes*

TheGameArtCritic on May 13, 2012, 10:53:05 AM

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TheGameArtCriticSam: *He also falls asleep quickly. He's happy where he is*

The Next Morning

Sam: *asleep*

mechadragon13 on May 13, 2012, 11:02:01 AM

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mechadragon13Sarah: *is awake a bit earlier than him, still nuzzled against him*

TheGameArtCritic on May 13, 2012, 11:50:07 AM

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TheGameArtCriticSam: *Is smiling. He's dreaming of something happy, apparently*

mechadragon13 on May 13, 2012, 11:56:50 AM

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mechadragon13Sarah: *smiles at this, glad that he's getting rest. she rubs his back, snuggling closer*

TheGameArtCritic on May 13, 2012, 12:06:24 PM

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TheGameArtCriticSam: *nuzzles her a little, still asleep* Mh...

mechadragon13 on May 13, 2012, 12:12:44 PM

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mechadragon13Sarah: *kisses his cheek* <3

TheGameArtCritic on May 13, 2012, 2:30:01 PM

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TheGameArtCriticSam: *drowsily wakes up from this* Mn... Hey there... 'Morning, Sarah... <:)

mechadragon13 on May 13, 2012, 2:55:11 PM

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mechadragon13Sarah: Mornin'. <:) *nuzzles his cheek* Sleep well?

TheGameArtCritic on May 13, 2012, 3:51:22 PM

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TheGameArtCriticSam: *nuzzles back* Really well. *He gives her a quick kiss* Time for me to head out, I guess. *He gets out of bed and starts getting dressed*

mechadragon13 on May 13, 2012, 4:00:30 PM

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mechadragon13Sarah: Mmmkay. *pulls the covers up a bit higher* Let's see if the kids'll let me sleep in... XP

TheGameArtCritic on May 13, 2012, 4:08:20 PM

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TheGameArtCriticSam: Don't get your hopes up. XP *gets his jacket and puts it on, then adds his hat*

mechadragon13 on May 13, 2012, 4:14:43 PM

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mechadragon13Sarah: A girl can dream. XP

TheGameArtCritic on May 13, 2012, 4:28:19 PM

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TheGameArtCriticSam: Haha, alright then. I'll try getting more work on the Mafia done. Wish me luck!

mechadragon13 on May 14, 2012, 6:51:41 AM

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mechadragon13Sarah: The luck has been wished. Don't get yourself killed. <:P

TheGameArtCritic on May 14, 2012, 9:58:26 AM

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TheGameArtCritic on May 8, 2012, 1:45:49 PM

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TheGameArtCriticSam: *still bouncing Lance* Oh, well, stressful. There was a bomb that the Mafia gang was going to use to blow up the Outpost. I stole it from them before they could set it off, and now they're in jail.

mechadragon13 on May 10, 2012, 12:56:50 PM

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mechadragon13Sarah: *pauses her work to shoot him a concerned look* A bomb? ...Looks like they're getting serious...

Lance: *bap*

TheGameArtCritic on May 10, 2012, 1:37:58 PM

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TheGameArtCriticSam: Serious, but stupid. I mean, really... just lugging it out in the open at night? What, they'd think there'd be no patrols? Had a SLIGHT scare with the bomb, when they dropped it, though. As you can see from me being ALIVE, it didn't go off.

mechadragon13 on May 10, 2012, 1:48:42 PM

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mechadragon13Sarah: *sighs* Well, thank god... *turns her attention back to the lock* ...you need to be more careful...

Lance: *yawns*

TheGameArtCritic on May 10, 2012, 2:30:36 PM

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TheGameArtCriticSam: I'm as careful as my job will allow me, Sarah. <:/

mechadragon13 on May 11, 2012, 10:47:22 AM

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mechadragon13Sarah: Then just make sure you don't get yourself killed... I'm not the only one you have to come back to now.

TheGameArtCritic on May 11, 2012, 10:55:53 AM

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TheGameArtCriticSam: I know... Don't worry about me. I've got the right skills to stay alive and well. ;)

mechadragon13 on May 11, 2012, 11:07:00 AM

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mechadragon13Sarah: I'll hold you to that... <:P *climbs down the ladder, then folds it and leans it against the wall*

Lance: *is asleep*

TheGameArtCritic on May 11, 2012, 4:24:46 PM

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TheGameArtCriticSam: *to Sarah in a whisper* I'll put the little guy in his crib. You go to bed. XP

mechadragon13 on May 12, 2012, 12:33:29 AM

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mechadragon13Sarah: Alright. <:P I'll see you there. *goes upstairs, and runs into Key about to come downstairs* ! Oh, hey. Thanks again for coming over. <:)

Key: Like I've said a thousand times, it's no problem. <:) You go get your rest. :P

Sarah: *rolls her eyes* Yes, mom. :P *goes to her room*

Key: *goes downstairs*

TheGameArtCritic on May 12, 2012, 3:26:40 PM

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TheGameArtCriticSam: *He gently places Lance in his crib, then sneaks out. He decides to first say his goodbye to Key before heading to bed* ... I'm happy that we could count on you to babysit the kids, Ms. Huntings.

mechadragon13 on May 13, 2012, 4:00:09 AM

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mechadragon13Key: Oh, it was my pleasure, Sam. :) Don't hesitate to call if you need anything, alright? I know your mother will be more than glad to do the same.

TheGameArtCritic on May 13, 2012, 4:23:59 AM

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TheGameArtCriticSam: Haha, well she can babysit next time. *He opens the door for her* Have a good night. :)

mechadragon13 on May 13, 2012, 4:34:30 AM

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mechadragon13Key: Thank you--you too. :) *leaves*

TheGameArtCritic on May 13, 2012, 4:48:20 AM

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TheGameArtCriticSam: *he closes and locks the door, then heads up to his and Sarah's bedroom. He enters it and takes off his coat and things, letting out a quiet, exhausted sigh*

mechadragon13 on May 13, 2012, 9:16:06 AM

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mechadragon13Sarah: *is already in bed, eyes closed but still awake*

TheGameArtCritic on May 13, 2012, 9:19:21 AM

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TheGameArtCriticSam: *He climbs in with Sarah, lightly kissing her cheek*

mechadragon13 on May 13, 2012, 9:38:15 AM

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mechadragon13Sarah: *smiles, and nuzzles him affectionately*

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TheGameArtCriticSam: *He sees the gun before it's shot, and manages to quickly step out of the way. He pulls out his own guns and starts shooting back*

Members: *A gunfight breaks out in the park between them and the Lieutenant - a lone man against six guys. So why is it so difficult to kill him?*

mechadragon13 on May 3, 2012, 3:01:37 PM

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mechadragon13Members: *a few are quickly disarmed, and try to flee*

meanwhile

Key: *goes upstairs to the kids' room to check up on them. They were exactly as Sarah had left them, Lance snoring quietly, Emma looking around with wide eyes. she smiles*

TheGameArtCritic on May 3, 2012, 3:30:35 PM

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TheGameArtCriticSam: Oh no you don't...! *He quickly switches to his tranquilizer guns and starts shooting at them* D8<

Some Members: *Are hit and don't take long to crash onto the ground*

mechadragon13 on May 4, 2012, 11:09:55 AM

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mechadragon13One Member: *tries to run off with a bag slung over his shoulder--quite possibly the bomb that was mentioned earlier*

meanwhile

Key: *picks Emma up, and rocks her back and forth*

Emma: *stares up at Key, not quite recognizing her, but not feeling threatened just yet*

TheGameArtCritic on May 4, 2012, 11:18:19 AM

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TheGameArtCriticSam: !! D8< *he immediately sprints after the man* STOP! *shoots the tranquilizer gun a few times*

mechadragon13 on May 4, 2012, 12:04:26 PM

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mechadragon13Member: --!! *falls, dropping the bag*

TheGameArtCritic on May 4, 2012, 2:18:04 PM

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TheGameArtCriticSam: !! *freezes up, hoping the bomb doesn't go off prematurely from the impact*

mechadragon13 on May 4, 2012, 2:23:59 PM

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mechadragon13Bag: *does nothing--thankfully, the bomb had been disarmed*

TheGameArtCritic on May 4, 2012, 3:20:12 PM

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TheGameArtCriticSam: *Lets out a sigh of relief. He calls the outpost to get some soldiers over and arrest the unconscious Mafia members, as well as the bomb. They come and do so, and Sam uses this as an opportunity to go home. He does, entering the house*

mechadragon13 on May 4, 2012, 3:34:45 PM

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mechadragon13Key: *is downstairs, trying to calm down a fussy Lance* ! Good afternoon, Sam. :)

Sarah: *is up on a ladder, switching out a lock on a higher window* ? *looks down, and waves* Hey, Sam. :)

TheGameArtCritic on May 4, 2012, 3:41:26 PM

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TheGameArtCriticSam: *To both of them, giving them a tired smile* Hey... *Walks over to Where Key is so he can rub Lance's head* This one giving you trouble? <:P

mechadragon13 on May 4, 2012, 3:49:03 PM

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mechadragon13Key: Oh, just a little bit... He really likes attention. <:P

Sarah: *laughs a little bit*

TheGameArtCritic on May 5, 2012, 1:55:21 PM

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TheGameArtCriticSam: Oohh, we already figured that out. ^^; You want us to take him off your hands, then? <:D

mechadragon13 on May 7, 2012, 2:12:54 PM

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mechadragon13Key: Only because I can tell you really want to. :P *carefully hands Lance over to Sam*

Lance: *wibbles a bit, bapping at Sam with his tiny hands*

Sarah: *pauses for a moment to watch, then goes back to installing the lock, a smile on her face*

TheGameArtCritic on May 7, 2012, 2:25:48 PM

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TheGameArtCriticSam: *Brings Lance up to his face to nuzzle him* Calm down, little guy... It's getting late for you anyway. <:P

mechadragon13 on May 8, 2012, 1:07:43 PM

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mechadragon13Lance: *quiets down a bit, lightly bapping at Sam's face, trying to grasp at his hair* buh...

Key: *smiles at the baby and his father, then looks back over at Sarah* Do you want me to check on Emma?

Sarah: That would be great, thank you. D: *works*

TheGameArtCritic on May 8, 2012, 1:22:04 PM

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TheGameArtCriticSam: Hah, ow. Haha... XD; *He bounces Lance a little, walking over to a chair to sit down on*

mechadragon13 on May 8, 2012, 1:35:42 PM

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mechadragon13Key: *goes upstairs*

Lance: *bap bap bap*

Sarah: So how was work?

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TheGameArtCriticSam: ... Are you sure? You just seem so... I dunno. Bothered. <:/

mechadragon13 on April 13, 2012, 12:41:52 PM

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mechadragon13Sarah: Mmhh... Do I have to?

TheGameArtCritic on April 13, 2012, 1:05:30 PM

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TheGameArtCriticSam: ... You don't have to, but it might make you feel better. <:/

mechadragon13 on April 13, 2012, 1:24:31 PM

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mechadragon13Sarah: *stares at him for a moment, then sighs, closing her eyes and rolling onto her back* ...He had broken in again. The kids were gone. I couldn't find anyone...

TheGameArtCritic on April 13, 2012, 1:38:55 PM

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TheGameArtCriticSam: Ohh... Well, it was just a dream. And we'll be taking care of the lock issue today. <:) *He gives her a peck on the cheek*

mechadragon13 on April 13, 2012, 1:53:55 PM

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mechadragon13Sarah: *smiles a little bit* Right, right...

TheGameArtCritic on April 13, 2012, 3:53:04 PM

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TheGameArtCriticSam: *he then gets out of bed and gets ready* I guess you'll need to call your mom, then?

mechadragon13 on April 14, 2012, 3:22:22 AM

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mechadragon13Sarah: I guess so. *gets out of bed, and stretches* I think I'll wait a bit, she isn't much of an early riser...

TheGameArtCritic on April 14, 2012, 3:36:02 AM

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TheGameArtCriticSam: Alright then. *He puts on his hat* I have to go to work, though, so... See you tonight. <:P

mechadragon13 on April 14, 2012, 3:41:36 AM

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mechadragon13Sarah: Yep. Stay safe. <:(

TheGameArtCritic on April 14, 2012, 4:33:52 PM

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TheGameArtCriticSam: Don't worry about me. ;P *He then leaves, rides his motorcycle to the Outpost, and gets right to work with beating the Mafia gang to Central Park and hiding until just the right moment*

mechadragon13 on April 17, 2012, 3:05:52 AM

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mechadragon13Sarah: *gets up and gets dressed, and checks on the kids before calling her mother*

Key: Hey, Sarah! How's everything going at the new place?

Sarah: Okay, for the most part. Do you think you could come over and watch the kids for a little bit? I need to run out and do a few errands.

Key: I'd be more than happy to! I'll there as soon as possible.

Sarah: Thanks, you're a lifesaver.

TheGameArtCritic on April 18, 2012, 12:30:25 AM

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TheGameArtCriticLater, Meanwhile, At Central Park

*About six or seven members gather in the middle of the park. Sam listens in*

Member 1: The bomb's gonna be set up soon. The boss'll be happy that we even got a hold of the thing.

Member 2: That's good. The sooner we get rid of any and all military leadership, the sooner there'll be anarchy --

Member 1: Not anarchy, you nitwit! Rule! We'll will rule the place while it's in chaos!

Member 3: Hah! Everyone will have to anyway, or we'll kill 'em!

Sam: *Reveals himself* A bomb? A plot to take over? I've got to say, it's a step up from the usual muggings and getting drunk at the bar.

Members: *They all panic and fight to get their guns out of their coats*

mechadragon13 on May 3, 2012, 2:17:10 PM

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mechadragon13Member 4: *pulls out his gun a bit quicker than the rest of them, and shoots at Sam*

meanwhile

Sarah: *waits a little while, until the doorbell rings. she quickly goes over to let her mother into the house* Hey! Sorry I called you on such short notice, mom. <:I

Key: That's perfectly alright. ^^

Sarah: The kids are upstairs. Lance is asleep, Emma's being wonderfully quiet. I shouldn't be gone too long.

Key: Take as much time as you need. <:P

Sarah: Thanks again-- *quickly hugs Key before running out*

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TheGameArtCriticSam: He's crazy, anyway. Completely nuts. His "past" is probably made up. >:(

mechadragon13 on April 13, 2012, 2:05:33 AM

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mechadragon13Sarah: *nods, a bit more convinced now*

TheGameArtCritic on April 13, 2012, 2:45:10 AM

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TheGameArtCriticSam: C'mon... Let's try going to sleep, alright? *He nuzzles her again and closes his eyes, trying to sleep*

mechadragon13 on April 13, 2012, 2:46:37 AM

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mechadragon13Sarah: *does the same, though it takes her a while to drift off, as her mind was occupied with other things* ...

TheGameArtCritic on April 13, 2012, 2:53:31 AM

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TheGameArtCriticSam: *Sleeps without any trouble, as he has not seen what Sarah has seen, or heard what she's heard*

mechadragon13 on April 13, 2012, 2:55:01 AM

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mechadragon13Sarah: *finally drifts off after a while, though her dreams are still slightly troubled...*

TheGameArtCritic on April 13, 2012, 3:02:07 AM

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TheGameArtCriticThe Next Morning

Sam: *Is still quite asleep and comfortable*

mechadragon13 on April 13, 2012, 3:07:45 AM

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mechadragon13Sarah: !!! *wakes up with a bit of a start due to the dream (nightmare?) she just had* !!! .....

TheGameArtCritic on April 13, 2012, 3:10:30 AM

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TheGameArtCriticSam: *Sleepily waking up from this* Mmyou'kay...?

mechadragon13 on April 13, 2012, 3:36:41 AM

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mechadragon13Sarah: Y-Yeah... yeah, i'm fine.

TheGameArtCritic on April 13, 2012, 4:11:23 AM

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TheGameArtCriticSam: ... You don't... Mff... You don't sound 'kay... <:/

mechadragon13 on April 13, 2012, 4:25:12 AM

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mechadragon13Sarah: ... *sighs* just a bit of a bad dream, nothing to worry about...

TheGameArtCritic on April 13, 2012, 5:13:33 AM

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TheGameArtCriticSam: You... wanna talk about it? <:/

mechadragon13 on April 13, 2012, 5:14:50 AM

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mechadragon13Sarah: *shakes her head* I'm fine, don't worry about it...

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TheGameArtCritic on April 12, 2012, 11:57:06 AM

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TheGameArtCriticSam: I'm not interested in arresting him anymore, Sarah... I swear to god, if I see him again... I'm going to kill that man.

mechadragon13 on April 12, 2012, 12:15:21 PM

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mechadragon13Sarah: ... I think it would be for the best...

TheGameArtCritic on April 12, 2012, 1:40:23 PM

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TheGameArtCriticSam: ... This whole country needs him gone, yeah. He's too dangerous. He was given his chance, anyway. >:(

mechadragon13 on April 12, 2012, 1:50:05 PM

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mechadragon13Sarah: *nods, though she has to wonder... why the sudden change? Blood Puppet's never acted like that before* ...Mhmm...

TheGameArtCritic on April 12, 2012, 2:12:07 PM

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TheGameArtCriticSam: ... What're you thinking about? <:/

mechadragon13 on April 12, 2012, 2:15:14 PM

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mechadragon13Sarah: ...Just what Blood Puppet SAID... it wa sjust... so out of character for him...

TheGameArtCritic on April 12, 2012, 2:23:31 PM

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TheGameArtCriticSam: ... What DID he say?

mechadragon13 on April 12, 2012, 2:41:34 PM

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mechadragon13Sarah: ... He basically told me his life story...

TheGameArtCritic on April 12, 2012, 2:51:42 PM

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TheGameArtCriticSam: *Snorts* To gain your sympathy maybe. To throw you OFF GUARD. >:(

mechadragon13 on April 12, 2012, 3:32:27 PM

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mechadragon13Sarah: ...I guess.

TheGameArtCritic on April 12, 2012, 4:04:52 PM

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TheGameArtCriticSam: Oh come on, Sarah... He MURDERS people. How can you feel SORRY for him?

mechadragon13 on April 12, 2012, 4:13:34 PM

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mechadragon13Sarah: That's actually a really good question... I kept telling myself that as he kept talking, but... I don't know, he just seemed really... sincere. if that's the right word.

TheGameArtCritic on April 12, 2012, 4:58:27 PM

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TheGameArtCriticSam: But why would he tell YOU all this? He could have easily talked to Annabelle. >:/

mechadragon13 on April 12, 2012, 5:11:34 PM

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mechadragon13Sarah: I'm... not exactly sure...

TheGameArtCritic on April 12, 2012, 5:14:24 PM

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TheGameArtCriticSam: See? He wants something. He's planning something. It's ALWAYS "something". >:(

mechadragon13 on April 12, 2012, 5:24:38 PM

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mechadragon13Sarah: *nods* I guess you're right...

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TheGameArtCritic on April 12, 2012, 2:15:52 AM

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TheGameArtCriticSam: *Does the same for Emma, then creeps out of the rooms with Sarah* <:)

mechadragon13 on April 12, 2012, 7:32:44 AM

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mechadragon13Sarah: *silently shuts the door, then sighs a bit in relief* And now we hope they stay that way. X);;;

TheGameArtCritic on April 12, 2012, 7:39:52 AM

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TheGameArtCriticSam: Let's try getting some sleep ourselves, shall we? ;)

mechadragon13 on April 12, 2012, 7:44:11 AM

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mechadragon13Sarah: Sounds like a plan. X3 *goes back into their room and starts getting ready for bed*

TheGameArtCritic on April 12, 2012, 8:01:16 AM

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TheGameArtCriticSam: *Does the same and climbs into the bed. His happiness is ruined when he remembers Blood Puppet's earlier visit. It bothers him more than anything that that MONSTER can get into the house so easily*

mechadragon13 on April 12, 2012, 8:42:37 AM

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mechadragon13Sarah: *doesn't notice his change in expression until she snuggles into him* ...? Are you okay?

TheGameArtCritic on April 12, 2012, 9:31:10 AM

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TheGameArtCriticSam: Nh... Yeah. Just thinking. *He snuggles back*

mechadragon13 on April 12, 2012, 9:40:43 AM

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mechadragon13Sarah: *nuzzles into his shoulder* ...Blood Puppet?

TheGameArtCritic on April 12, 2012, 9:50:26 AM

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TheGameArtCriticSam: ... *Quietly* ... Yeah. He breaks in too easily... If... If he had done anything... I-I don't know what I would have done MYSELF...

mechadragon13 on April 12, 2012, 10:11:16 AM

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mechadragon13Sarah: I wouldn't have let him go anywhere NEAR the kids... we'll just have to lock our windows up a bit more tightly....

TheGameArtCritic on April 12, 2012, 10:38:45 AM

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TheGameArtCriticSam: ... Or get new locks. Anything to keep the kids safe. And you.

mechadragon13 on April 12, 2012, 10:39:54 AM

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mechadragon13Sarah: Mostly the kids. *sighs* I'mm have to go out and get some tomorrow, then...

TheGameArtCritic on April 12, 2012, 11:01:51 AM

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TheGameArtCriticSam: No, you need to watch Lance and Emma. I'll get some on my way home from the outpost, or on my lunch break or something. <:/

mechadragon13 on April 12, 2012, 11:11:46 AM

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mechadragon13Sarah: I could always get mom to come over, she would leap at the chance to watch the kids... besides, I'd probably be done switching them out before you get back. <:/

TheGameArtCritic on April 12, 2012, 11:22:21 AM

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TheGameArtCriticSam: ... Well, alright. I just really hope Hobbes doesn't come back.

mechadragon13 on April 12, 2012, 11:54:13 AM

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mechadragon13Sarah: *snuggles a bit closer, not quite willing to admit how terrified she had actually been when she saw him* Me too....

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TheGameArtCritic on April 11, 2012, 10:32:07 AM

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TheGameArtCriticSam: *He chuckles and kisses Sarah's cheek* Yeah, well... Yeeaahh... CX

mechadragon13 on April 11, 2012, 10:38:54 AM

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mechadragon13Sarah: *laughs a little bit, nuzzling his cheek*

Lance: *baps at Emma*

Emma: *shifts uncomfortably in her sleep*

TheGameArtCritic on April 11, 2012, 11:25:24 AM

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TheGameArtCriticSam: Hey now, Lance... Be nice to your sister. <:P

mechadragon13 on April 11, 2012, 11:42:51 AM

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mechadragon13Lance: bbbbb... *baps at her again*

Emma: mmmhhhh...! *nuzzles closer to Sam, away from her brother*

Sarah: *pulls away from Sam a bit* It's too early for sibling rivalry, honey. <:P

TheGameArtCritic on April 11, 2012, 2:00:58 PM

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TheGameArtCriticSam: *holds Emma a bit closer* ... I'm afraid of what they'll be like when they're older. XD;

mechadragon13 on April 11, 2012, 2:02:45 PM

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mechadragon13Sarah: *rocks Lance a little bit* Well, hopefully they'll learn to behave themselves...

Lance: bbbbb...

TheGameArtCritic on April 11, 2012, 2:33:58 PM

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TheGameArtCriticSam: Well we'll have to be good parents. Teach them right. :)

mechadragon13 on April 11, 2012, 2:39:07 PM

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mechadragon13Sarah: Mmmmhmm. <:P

Emma: *relaxes again*

Lance: *yawns*

TheGameArtCritic on April 11, 2012, 3:14:42 PM

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TheGameArtCriticSam: ... Aw. Maybe we should just put these two to bed. <:P

mechadragon13 on April 11, 2012, 3:16:16 PM

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mechadragon13Sarah: As long as Lance doesn't throw another tantrum, then yes, I agree.

Emma: *asleeeeeeep*

Lance: *dozing off*

TheGameArtCritic on April 11, 2012, 3:51:01 PM

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TheGameArtCriticSam: We can just wait until he's asleep. ;P Hopefully no midnight crying.

mechadragon13 on April 11, 2012, 3:58:33 PM

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mechadragon13Sarah: Ugh, hopefully. X(

Emma: *asleep*

Lance: *not quite gone yet*

Sarah: *rocks him a little bit to help him along* <:)

TheGameArtCritic on April 11, 2012, 4:05:24 PM

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TheGameArtCriticSam: Kid, you can NOT be a night owl. You're too young for that. :/

mechadragon13 on April 11, 2012, 4:09:05 PM

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mechadragon13Lance: *yawns again*

Sarah: Come on, kiddo, your sister's already knocked out, how hard can it be? <:P

TheGameArtCritic on April 11, 2012, 4:16:31 PM

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TheGameArtCriticSam: Uh... Should we sing to him? Does that work? :/

mechadragon13 on April 11, 2012, 4:20:25 PM

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mechadragon13Sarah: I actually have no clue, I haven't had to try it yet... I think he's asleep now, though...

Lance: *is indeed asleep*

Emma: *is also still asleep*

TheGameArtCritic on April 11, 2012, 5:13:52 PM

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TheGameArtCriticSam: ! :D *in a whisper* Okay, let's take them to their cribs...

mechadragon13 on April 11, 2012, 11:48:57 PM

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mechadragon13Sarah: :) *nods, and heads back to their room, quietly nudging the door open and setting Lance down in his crib*

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TheGameArtCritic on April 11, 2012, 8:29:24 AM

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TheGameArtCriticSam: I walked around a bit and spotted a few of them gathered in Central Park. Typical for a bunch of thugs. I listened in, and it seems their next meeting will be tomorrow on the outskirts of the city in an old cannery.

mechadragon13 on April 11, 2012, 8:34:19 AM

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mechadragon13Sarah: I'm guessing you'll be paying them a surprise visit?

TheGameArtCritic on April 11, 2012, 9:16:28 AM

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TheGameArtCriticSam: That's right. They won't know what hit them. >:P *He backs out of the room*

mechadragon13 on April 11, 2012, 9:17:43 AM

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mechadragon13Sarah: hehe. *follows him out, Emma still in her arms*

Emma: *is very near just falling asleep again*

TheGameArtCritic on April 11, 2012, 9:24:26 AM

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TheGameArtCriticSam: *Looks over Emma lovingly* It's hard to get used to this...

mechadragon13 on April 11, 2012, 9:30:50 AM

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mechadragon13Sarah: I know... we'll get the hang of it eventually...

TheGameArtCritic on April 11, 2012, 9:36:32 AM

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TheGameArtCriticSam: ... I like it, though. Everything about it. :)

mechadragon13 on April 11, 2012, 9:43:17 AM

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mechadragon13Sarah: Same here. :)

Lance: *starts crying again*

Sarah: Ah-- *gives Sam Emma, then goes to grab Lance*

TheGameArtCritic on April 11, 2012, 9:47:57 AM

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TheGameArtCriticSam: *Holds Emma* Maybe the constant crying I don't like as much. ^^;

mechadragon13 on April 11, 2012, 9:53:21 AM

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mechadragon13Sarah: *from inside the room* Just another thing to get used to! *comes out holding Lance, who was already quieting down* Oof. THIS one doesn't like being put down. :I

TheGameArtCritic on April 11, 2012, 9:57:27 AM

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TheGameArtCriticSam: Ahaha, I hope he doesn't stay an attention-hog. >:P

mechadragon13 on April 11, 2012, 10:02:22 AM

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mechadragon13Sarah: Seriously. *to Lance* We've gotta give your sister some love too, you know!

TheGameArtCritic on April 11, 2012, 10:07:21 AM

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TheGameArtCriticSam: Maybe he can put all that want for attention into something useful. Like acting. XP

mechadragon13 on April 11, 2012, 10:13:45 AM

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mechadragon13Sarah: *grins* Not a bad plan. Follow in mommy's footsteps, right? :P

TheGameArtCritic on April 11, 2012, 10:21:16 AM

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TheGameArtCriticSam: He'd be a good actor, I think. A GREAT actor. Just LIKE his mommy. X3

mechadragon13 on April 11, 2012, 10:27:34 AM

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mechadragon13Sarah: *her grin widens* Well, we've got a looong way to go. X)

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TheGameArtCriticSam: I try. >:( ... How long was he here? A few minutes? Seconds? How long?? Did he try hurting you?? The kids??

meanwhile

Blood Puppet: *He sprints all the way back to his hideout and throws off his costume with screams of rage and sorrow. He throws off everything except his pants and sleeveless shirt under everything that made him Blood Puppet. He rips off his mask and stares at it with disgust before chucking it against a wall, cracking it a little under the eye, forming almost a "tear". Then, after her throat goes dry from all the screaming, he crashes against a wall and weeps. It was going so well. He was feeling BETTER almost. It felt like Sarah, in a way, was starting to understand him... Like a friend would. And then the Lieutenant had to come. He had to ruin EVERYTHING*

mechadragon13 on April 10, 2012, 4:30:44 PM

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mechadragon13Sarah: I thought that was what he was doing, but... Actually, he um... It was strange, he kind of just... walked in... and he dropped his katana and just started TALKING to me... almost like he was trying to VENT.

meanwhile

Annabelle: *had rushed over as soon as she heard his screaming. she finds him there, slumped against the wall, and approaches him hesitantly* ...Dad...? D:>

TheGameArtCritic on April 10, 2012, 4:42:51 PM

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TheGameArtCriticSam: No, he couldn't have come here just to TALK -- He WANTED SOMETHING - He MUST have! DB<

meanwhile

Blood Puppet: *He takes one look at Annabelle and can't help but cry harder, sliding down the wall into a fetal position, pushing his brow with the palm of his hand*

mechadragon13 on April 10, 2012, 4:48:50 PM

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mechadragon13Sarah: I know, I'm pretty sure of that, but... usually when he wants to do something, he just goes out and does it. He just SAT there for a while... *groans, unable to stand her kids crying anymore* Let's continue this later. DX *rushes upstairs to the kids' room*

meanwhile

Annabelle: D8>??? *goes over to him and hugs him as best as she can* no, dad, don't cry...! D:>

TheGameArtCritic on April 10, 2012, 4:59:04 PM

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TheGameArtCriticSam: >:/ ... *He refuses to believe that Blood Puppet is anything less than a monster*

meanwhile

Blood Puppet: *He hugs Annabelle back, hugs her tightly. She is the only thing left keeping him alive. She is all that matters to him now, and she doesn't even truly love him*

mechadragon13 on April 10, 2012, 5:11:47 PM

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mechadragon13Sarah: *from upstairs* Sam, I think I require assistance! D:

meanwhile

Annabelle: *hugs him and tries to comfort him, completely oblivious to what he has done to her. all she knows is that her father is hurting, badly, and that she wants to make it stop*

TheGameArtCritic on April 10, 2012, 5:14:14 PM

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TheGameArtCriticSam: *He trudges upstairs to help Sarah* >:(

mechadragon13 on April 10, 2012, 5:17:22 PM

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mechadragon13Sarah: *has Emma in her arms, rocking her back and forth to try and calm her down* Could you get Lance, please? D;

TheGameArtCritic on April 11, 2012, 1:45:42 AM

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TheGameArtCriticSam: Yeah. >:( *He goes to Lance, picking him up and trying to calm him down* Ssshh... Ssshh...

mechadragon13 on April 11, 2012, 1:50:51 AM

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mechadragon13Sarah: *manages to calm Emma down after a little bit* ...Mrff...

TheGameArtCritic on April 11, 2012, 1:54:05 AM

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TheGameArtCriticSam: *He rocks Lance, holding him close, trying everything to calm him down*

mechadragon13 on April 11, 2012, 1:57:59 AM

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mechadragon13Sarah: ...You know, I'm still really not sure why Blood Puppet came here... if he had wanted to hurt the kids, he would have snuck in through an upstairs window...

TheGameArtCritic on April 11, 2012, 2:03:41 AM

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TheGameArtCriticSam: *Glares darkly at her* ... I should have killed him while I had the chance. While he was still STUNNED. He's just going to hurt more people.

mechadragon13 on April 11, 2012, 2:20:52 AM

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mechadragon13Sarah: ... *sighs* We'll get him next time.

TheGameArtCritic on April 11, 2012, 7:49:44 AM

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TheGameArtCriticSam: Damn straight we'll get him next time. >:(

mechadragon13 on April 11, 2012, 8:21:26 AM

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mechadragon13Sarah: *tries to change the subject* Did you find out anything new today?

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TheGameArtCriticBlood Puppet: ... I thought that if I would behave and be a GOOD kid... maybe my parents would change. It was the same thing, though. Anything goes slightly wrong in their lives, and I was their punching bag. They... never saw me as human. Not once.

mechadragon13 on April 10, 2012, 2:09:09 PM

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mechadragon13Sarah: ... *finally gives in, and sits down on the last step, though she's ready to jump back up at a moment's notice* ...how did you leave?

TheGameArtCritic on April 10, 2012, 2:16:06 PM

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TheGameArtCriticBlood Puppet: ... I waited until past midnight. I managed to pick the lock out of my room, as I had been practicing for a long time, and I left as silently as I could. Stealth became my only true friend that night. Stealth was all I needed. After studying on my own for years, the Green Flu came about in Britain and I managed to sneak onto a plane to escape. I ended up right in the jaws of the American Green Flu. That... That's when I met Mia.

mechadragon13 on April 10, 2012, 2:17:01 PM

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mechadragon13Sarah: *is not familiar with the name* ...Mia?

TheGameArtCritic on April 10, 2012, 2:33:10 PM

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TheGameArtCriticBlood Puppet: *The words come spilling out of his mouth before he can stop himself* W-we loved each other, or at least I loved her *He quickly becomes flustered* - W-We traveled together during the infection - we were almost at the Safe Zone and then this HORDE showed up and -- I-I couldn't - the infected - it just came out of nowhere and she LEFT ME, she just LEFT ME after all we went through and after ALL THOSE MOMENTS WE SHARED a-and... and... *he's shaking, upset. He can't continue. Behind his mask, his face is a pale red, and it drips with sweat and tears from having reminded himself of Mia. Finally, head down, staring at the floor, he speaks again - croaks out his words* ... I h-had never felt that way... about ANYONE... Not a single other person... Sh-she made me... HAPPY... I felt WANTED...

mechadragon13 on April 10, 2012, 2:38:50 PM

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mechadragon13Sarah: *has absolutely no idea what he looks like under that mask, but she's almost completely positive that he was on the verge of tears, if not already crying. she truly doesn't know how to respond--she never expected to hear something like this, not from him*

TheGameArtCritic on April 10, 2012, 2:48:23 PM

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TheGameArtCriticBlood Puppet: ... *He's quiet now* ... She's... married now... She has a life that... I can't be a part of anymore. I-I know I should just let it go but... b-but when you love someone SO MUCH, you just... *He hugs himself, desperately trying to comfort himself* ... You can't. I had that option. I could have killed her husband. I could've. And I didn't. I... knew she was happy. I didn't want to take her happiness away. I didn't want to PROVE to her that I'm a MONSTER now... Killing her husband wouldn't have changed anything... A-and she was better off believing I was dead... *to Sarah* ... Wh-what's it like... T-to have a REAL family... and be WITH that person you love? What's it like... To be happy, Mrs. Gatzsky?

mechadragon13 on April 10, 2012, 2:54:49 PM

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mechadragon13Sarah: *has been caught completely off-guard by this entire ordeal, and she's still utterly speechless, even more so when she's put on the spot* A-Ah... um... It's... I don't know how to describe it... it just feels WARM.

TheGameArtCritic on April 10, 2012, 3:01:46 PM

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TheGameArtCriticBlood Puppet: ... That must be nice... That must be really nice... *he sighs, a sigh so exasperated, it seemed almost like a cry for help* ... I considered killing myself, but... I can't leave Annabelle. She means too much to me. I... probably could when she's older, though. When she can take care of herself...

mechadragon13 on April 10, 2012, 3:06:13 PM

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mechadragon13Sarah: ...being around her doesn't make you happy? *curses herself for furthering the conversation, this psycho can't STAY here! damn him for trying to earn his sympathy, it was WORKING...*

TheGameArtCritic on April 10, 2012, 3:16:52 PM

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TheGameArtCriticBlood Puppet: ... She makes me happy, but... I know she's not mine... And I know she doesn't really love me. Like C... Celine never loved me. I suppose you can't force love... And you can't force acceptance or family... Or pretend to truly have a reason to live. And PRETEND I'm not a murderer, j-just a normal man living a normal life, and it COULD'VE been normal... BLOOD PUPPET could have never existed if I was never bitten... And maybe I could have been able to stay with Mia... And we could have had our own family... And I wouldn't have had to SUFFER and get LAUGHED AT whenever I tried going to a therapist, or a doctor because I wouldn't have a REASON to go... Because I wouldn't have to say "I have an uncontrollable urge to eat people" because I WOULDN'T... And I'd be HUMAN... Of all the important things, I'd be HUMAN and I'd have FRIENDS, and I'd be a part of society and Mia... Mia'd be with me... ME... Instead of that MAN... I-I'm sorry, I'm sounding like a broken record, aren't I? *At this point, he's completely slumped over, only now looking back up at Sarah* ... I-I apologize for ranting at you... I could never really talk to anyone else about this...

mechadragon13 on April 10, 2012, 3:20:43 PM

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mechadragon13Sarah: *is again at a loss for words--talk about a villain with a tragic story, huh? she gives him a small, pathetic little nod, trying not to betray her sympathy for him*

TheGameArtCritic on April 10, 2012, 3:34:36 PM

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TheGameArtCriticBlood Puppet: ... Thank you for giving me a chance... I know you have no reason to trust me, but you still heard what I had to say...

mechadragon13 on April 10, 2012, 3:56:11 PM

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mechadragon13Sarah: Ah... *nods again* Mhmm.

*crying is heard from upstairs*

Sarah: !! *the realization that Blood Puppet really SHOULDN'T BE THERE seems to hit her upside the head once she hears her kids--no matter how bad she felt for him, he was still a murderer. he still hurt them. she stands, never moving away from the stairs* ...You... you probably shouldn't stay too much longer.

TheGameArtCritic on April 10, 2012, 4:04:27 PM

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TheGameArtCriticBlood Puppet: ... *Quietly* ... Alright. I understand. *He stands up and bends over to pick up his katana when --*

Sam: *opens the door to find Blood Puppet THERE in THEIR HOME. He immediately starts roaring at the man, both guns pointed at his covered head* GET OUT!! GET OUT NOW!! D8<

Blood Puppet: *Hissing at the Lieutenant* ... I was just about to leave...

Sam: YOU SON OF A dog, WHAT THE HELL WERE YOU DOING HERE?? THREATENING MY FAMILY AGAIN?? DID YOU WANT TO KILL OUR CHILDREN - IS THAT IT??

Blood Puppet: ... No...

Sam: LIAR!! DDDDB< *he shoots at him*

Blood Puppet: *Not yet having his katana out, he is forced to dodge the bullets, and only partially succeeds. One of the bullets catch his arm, and he cries out from the pain, immediately putting a hand over his wound. He steps away from Sam like a beaten dog*

Sam: I'm not gonna have any trouble shooting down a monster like you, HOBBES. DB<

Blood Puppet: You can't - Annabelle --

Sam: YOU KIDNAPPED HER, DON'T YOU DARE THINK YOU ACTUALLY CARE ABOUT HER, AND DON'T TRY MAKING ME THINK THE SAME! DDDD8<

Blood Puppet: ... *He suddenly darts at Sam, roughly pushing past him and out of the house, his tears hidden away from the world*

mechadragon13 on April 10, 2012, 4:07:52 PM

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mechadragon13Sarah: *had ducked back into the stairwell as soon as Sam had started shooting, but now that Blood Puppet was gone, she steps back out again--she could hear both kids crying upstairs now* ...Good timing.

TheGameArtCritic on April 10, 2012, 4:13:25 PM

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TheGameArtCritic on April 10, 2012, 3:48:56 AM

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TheGameArtCriticSam: *He looks all over the city, EVERYWHERE and manages to come up with three potential hiding spots. Three*

meanwhile

Blood Puppet: *He sneaks into the house while Sarah is upstairs. He keeps his katana sheathed for once, which is odd, even for him*

mechadragon13 on April 10, 2012, 3:55:01 AM

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mechadragon13Sarah: *peeks into the room and sees that both kids are, miraculously, still asleep. she heads downstairs, then freezes at the foot of the stairs when she spots her uninvited guest, wide-eyed in fear*

TheGameArtCritic on April 10, 2012, 3:58:02 AM

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TheGameArtCriticBlood Puppet: *Raises his hands defensively* ... Don't be alarmed. I just want to talk to someone right now. Anyone, really. *Everything about him seems sad. How he stands, how he speaks, how it's easy to tell, even with him in a mask, that he's avoiding eye contact with Sarah*

mechadragon13 on April 10, 2012, 4:00:42 AM

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mechadragon13Sarah: *notices the odd change, but she still finds it difficult to relax, what with a known serial killer standing ten feet away from her. She doesn't move, keeping herself between him and the only way to get to her kids, never taking her eyes off him* ...Why?

TheGameArtCritic on April 10, 2012, 12:28:49 PM

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TheGameArtCriticBlood Puppet: ... I feel alone... H... Here. *He takes his katana from his belt and throws it aside with a heavy "thump" against the carpet* ... I'm not going to hurt you. You or your children. I'd like a temporary truce.

mechadragon13 on April 10, 2012, 12:31:45 PM

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mechadragon13Sarah: *glances at the katana, but doesn't move otherwise* What reason do I have to trust you?

TheGameArtCritic on April 10, 2012, 12:40:58 PM

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TheGameArtCriticBlood Puppet: ... You don't. *He kicks his katana away, hoping to make the situation better* ... I just thought this could be nice.

mechadragon13 on April 10, 2012, 12:47:59 PM

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mechadragon13Sarah: *still not moving* ...So after ALL you've done... you break into my house... and expect me to just sit down and CHAT?

TheGameArtCritic on April 10, 2012, 12:54:22 PM

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TheGameArtCriticBlood Puppet: ... I only ask for a little comfort... PLEASE...

mechadragon13 on April 10, 2012, 12:57:19 PM

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mechadragon13Sarah: *is silent for a while, looking him over for a bit, then she finally answers him* ...Fine... what did you want to talk about?

TheGameArtCritic on April 10, 2012, 1:13:04 PM

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TheGameArtCriticBlood Puppet: *He freezes for a moment, surprised by Sarah's words* ... I-I... Uh... A-anything, really... a... PLEASANT topic... *Quietly* ... The weather's nice....

mechadragon13 on April 10, 2012, 1:31:41 PM

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mechadragon13Sarah: *is still very tense, her voice a bit strained* ...Yes, it is. It's been sunny out lately.

TheGameArtCritic on April 10, 2012, 1:37:04 PM

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TheGameArtCriticBlood Puppet: ... I never got to enjoy the sun when I was a child. Mainly because I hadn't figured out yet how to sneak away from my parents. I had one window in my room that only shone a few cracks of light, and a single, broken lamp. Sunlight became something I cherished, for its warmth, but feared for how easily it could give away my hiding spot. My parents were abusive, you see.

mechadragon13 on April 10, 2012, 1:40:08 PM

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mechadragon13Sarah: *wasn't really expecting that at all--for a moment, she's confused, and doesn't really know how to respond, but she quickly puts her guard back up* ...I'm sorry to hear that.

TheGameArtCritic on April 10, 2012, 1:54:19 PM

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TheGameArtCriticBlood Puppet: ... That's alright. I was simply reminiscing. You don't have to apologize. *He sits down on the ground and takes off his hat out of politeness, though his mask still hides his entire head* ... I always envied those children, though... Those children who still had their innocence... The ones with good parents. Sometimes I believed I had bad parents because I was a bad kid. Like I was being PUNISHED... Isn't that a silly thing to think?

mechadragon13 on April 10, 2012, 1:58:17 PM

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mechadragon13Sarah: *is still very hesitant to move from her spot on the stairs* ...A bit, yeah.

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TheGameArtCriticSam: *He groggily comes to after a while* ...? *Sam gives Sarah a pleasant smile, kissing her lips lightly* Morning...

mechadragon13 on April 8, 2012, 4:15:15 PM

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mechadragon13Sarah: *smiles back at him* mmmmorning. *nuzzles him affectionately*

TheGameArtCritic on April 8, 2012, 4:20:16 PM

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TheGameArtCriticSam: *Nuzzles back* I gotta get to the Outpost... You take good care of the kids, alright?

mechadragon13 on April 8, 2012, 4:31:23 PM

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mechadragon13Sarah: Of course. <:P You just make sure you take care of yourself, too.

TheGameArtCritic on April 8, 2012, 4:33:22 PM

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TheGameArtCriticSam: Well, you know me. <:P *He starts getting ready* Time to go on another thug-hunt.

mechadragon13 on April 8, 2012, 4:42:21 PM

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mechadragon13Sarah: *sits up and stretches* Don't have TOO much fun. :P

TheGameArtCritic on April 8, 2012, 4:44:36 PM

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TheGameArtCriticSam: *gives her a mischievous grin* Trust me, I WILL. ;P

mechadragon13 on April 8, 2012, 4:50:16 PM

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mechadragon13Sarah: *sighs, but grins back at him* Oh, why am I not surprised?

TheGameArtCritic on April 8, 2012, 4:59:17 PM

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TheGameArtCriticSam: *puts on his coat and hat* Because I'm the Lieutenant, that's why. >:P

mechadragon13 on April 8, 2012, 5:13:44 PM

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mechadragon13Sarah: Oh, I know, I know. :P Kick some mobster @$$ for me, okay?

TheGameArtCritic on April 8, 2012, 5:15:17 PM

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TheGameArtCriticSam: I will dedicated each punch to you. And every bullet from my guns. ;D

mechadragon13 on April 9, 2012, 5:22:18 PM

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mechadragon13Sarah: *her grin grows* Lovely.

TheGameArtCritic on April 9, 2012, 5:29:09 PM

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TheGameArtCriticSam: Well, I think so. ;D ... Anyway, have a good day. :D

mechadragon13 on April 10, 2012, 1:51:35 AM

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mechadragon13Sarah: You too. :)

TheGameArtCritic on April 10, 2012, 3:06:08 AM

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TheGameArtCriticSam: *He nods to her and leaves, checking into the outpost then quickly leaving to find any clues for the whereabouts of the mafia gang*

mechadragon13 on April 10, 2012, 3:45:10 AM

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mechadragon13Sarah: *gets up and gets dressed, staying comfortable (don't have to go anywhere anyway). it was strange, having to slow herself down for so long, but now, she didn't really mind the calm. she leaves the room to go check on the kids*

TheGameArtCritic on April 10, 2012, 3:46:34 AM

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TheGameArtCritic on April 7, 2012, 9:49:17 AM

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TheGameArtCriticSam: Nothing lasts forever, but that's why we enjoy it while we can. <:)

mechadragon13 on April 7, 2012, 9:56:11 AM

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mechadragon13Sarah: Eyup... *sighs, and nuzzles her face into his shoulder*

TheGameArtCritic on April 7, 2012, 10:00:10 AM

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TheGameArtCriticSam: *He holds her there until he falls asleep*

mechadragon13 on April 7, 2012, 10:10:03 AM

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mechadragon13Sarah: *falls asleep there in his arms*

TheGameArtCritic on April 7, 2012, 10:24:23 AM

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Blood Puppet: *In his own dentist chair, losing what sanity he had left, he thinks back to his meeting with Mia, and remembers how they met, with her rescuing him from an unfortunately times horde. They truly got along, didn't they? His feelings for her had become strong with their time together, and one could even describe their relationship as... romantic. If not a little lustful. She was the first he ever thought about when he was cured. Seeing her again. But his own anger about how he got infected (with her having to leave him) and his fear of how she'd react to his deformation prevented him from ever seeing her until his recent visit. He regrets not going to her sooner. Maybe... She could have helped him. Like no one else could*

mechadragon13 on April 7, 2012, 10:28:37 AM

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mechadragon13Annabelle: *enters the room quietly, hands clasped behind her back, not sure whether her father wanted her there or not* ...

TheGameArtCritic on April 7, 2012, 3:53:25 PM

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TheGameArtCriticBlood Puppet: *He barely even notices Annabelle there. He takes off his mask and turns it around to stare at it. The mask that became his face, as he became Blood Puppet* ...

mechadragon13 on April 7, 2012, 3:58:11 PM

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mechadragon13Annabelle: *steps a little closer, but remains silent* ...

TheGameArtCritic on April 7, 2012, 4:08:01 PM

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TheGameArtCriticBlood Puppet: *He lets the hand holding the mask fall to the side of the chair, and he clumsily drops the thing onto the ground. Blood Puppet doesn't care. He holds his head in his hand. Yes, he is a monster. No question about it. What hurts, however, was how long he's had to embrace such a title* ...

mechadragon13 on April 7, 2012, 4:10:10 PM

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mechadragon13Annabelle: *finally speaksu up, mostly out of concern* ...Dad?

TheGameArtCritic on April 7, 2012, 4:21:59 PM

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TheGameArtCriticBlood Puppet: *He doesn't move, doesn't look at her, and when he answers Annabelle, there's a pathetic lack of energy in his voice* ... Yes, Annabelle?

mechadragon13 on April 7, 2012, 4:24:43 PM

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mechadragon13Annabelle: ... *approaches the chair, worry etched into her face* ...do you want me to get you something?

TheGameArtCritic on April 7, 2012, 4:37:50 PM

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TheGameArtCriticBlood Puppet: *After a long silence* ... I'll be fine...

mechadragon13 on April 8, 2012, 5:38:32 AM

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mechadragon13Annabelle: ...Are you sure? <:(

TheGameArtCritic on April 8, 2012, 7:41:27 AM

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TheGameArtCriticBlood Puppet: ... I'm sure, Annabelle. Go practice your parkour or something.

mechadragon13 on April 8, 2012, 12:22:53 PM

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mechadragon13Annabelle: ...Okay. *turns away, and walks out slowly, half-hoping he'd call her back--he hadn't been the same since... since Celine...*

TheGameArtCritic on April 8, 2012, 12:27:29 PM

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TheGameArtCriticMeanwhile, The Next Morning

Sam: *Asleep and snuggled up against Sarah*

mechadragon13 on April 8, 2012, 3:42:01 PM

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mechadragon13Sarah: *half-awake, content to lay there snuggled against Sam*

TheGameArtCritic on April 8, 2012, 4:02:45 PM

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TheGameArtCritic on April 7, 2012, 3:03:35 AM

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TheGameArtCriticSam: *He gently places Emma in her crib, looking at her for a while* <:)

mechadragon13 on April 7, 2012, 5:23:45 AM

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mechadragon13Sarah: *joins him, taking his arm and leaning her head against his shoulder* <:)

TheGameArtCritic on April 7, 2012, 7:12:13 AM

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TheGameArtCriticSam: *He rests his head on top of hers, putting his other arm around her waist*

mechadragon13 on April 7, 2012, 7:17:01 AM

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mechadragon13Sarah: *sighs contentedly, and speaks quietly* Can it get any better than this?

TheGameArtCritic on April 7, 2012, 7:20:10 AM

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TheGameArtCriticSam: Heh... I don't think so... Come on, let's go to bed... *He walks with her to their room*

mechadragon13 on April 7, 2012, 7:28:38 AM

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mechadragon13Sarah: *gets into bed, already ready to do so*

TheGameArtCritic on April 7, 2012, 7:47:13 AM

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TheGameArtCriticSam: *He gets ready for bed, then crawls in with Sarah*

mechadragon13 on April 7, 2012, 7:56:23 AM

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mechadragon13Sarah: *snuggles right up to him, nuzzling into his chest* <3

TheGameArtCritic on April 7, 2012, 8:13:07 AM

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TheGameArtCriticSam: *He hugs her tightly, kissing her* <3

mechadragon13 on April 7, 2012, 8:22:02 AM

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mechadragon13Sarah: *kisses him back, moving a hand up to his cheek and stroking it with her thumb* <3

TheGameArtCritic on April 7, 2012, 8:37:22 AM

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TheGameArtCriticSam: ... <3 *places his hand over hers* I love you, Sarah...

mechadragon13 on April 7, 2012, 8:40:10 AM

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mechadragon13Sarah: *touches her nose to his* I love you too... <3

TheGameArtCritic on April 7, 2012, 8:57:20 AM

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TheGameArtCriticSam: *He leans in and kisses her, stroking her hair*

mechadragon13 on April 7, 2012, 9:01:34 AM

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mechadragon13Sarah: *kisses her, moving her hand around to the back of his head, combing her fingers through his hair*

TheGameArtCritic on April 7, 2012, 9:15:53 AM

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TheGameArtCriticSam: This is all so perfect... X3

mechadragon13 on April 7, 2012, 9:19:32 AM

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mechadragon13Sarah: I know... *laughs a bit* god, I hope it lasts...

TheGameArtCritic on April 7, 2012, 9:47:59 AM

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TheGameArtCritic on April 5, 2012, 2:24:00 PM

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TheGameArtCriticSam: *he creeps back downstairs after a while of looking at Lance*

mechadragon13 on April 5, 2012, 2:27:38 PM

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mechadragon13Sarah: *is rocking a half-asleep Emma, smiling down at her warmly*

TheGameArtCritic on April 5, 2012, 2:32:17 PM

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TheGameArtCriticSam: *he watches this from the bottom of the stairs, a small smile on his face*

mechadragon13 on April 5, 2012, 2:43:22 PM

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mechadragon13Sarah: *leans down to kiss the girl's head. she notices Sam at the stairs, and her smile widens*

TheGameArtCritic on April 5, 2012, 2:50:44 PM

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TheGameArtCriticSam: *He smiles back at Sarah, his eyes glimmering with joy*

mechadragon13 on April 5, 2012, 2:57:18 PM

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mechadragon13Sarah: *approaches him, glancing down at Emma as if to ask him if he wants to hold her* :)

TheGameArtCritic on April 5, 2012, 4:34:57 PM

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TheGameArtCriticSam: *With a grin he opens his arms to take Emma from Sarah*

mechadragon13 on April 6, 2012, 6:26:35 AM

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mechadragon13Sarah: *gently hands the baby girl over* :)

TheGameArtCritic on April 6, 2012, 3:57:10 PM

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TheGameArtCriticSam: *Holds Emma with much love and affection* <:)

mechadragon13 on April 7, 2012, 12:13:03 AM

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mechadragon13Emma: *nuzzles into her father's chest, meekly grasping at his shirt*

Sarah: <:) ...

TheGameArtCritic on April 7, 2012, 2:08:34 AM

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TheGameArtCriticSam: *whispers to Sarah* ... She's really cute...

mechadragon13 on April 7, 2012, 2:10:25 AM

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mechadragon13Sarah: *quietly* That she is... They both are. X)

Emma: *yawns*

TheGameArtCritic on April 7, 2012, 2:33:58 AM

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TheGameArtCriticSam: ... And we'll raise them right... We'll be the best parents ever, Sarah. The BEST for them... X3

mechadragon13 on April 7, 2012, 2:41:06 AM

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mechadragon13Sarah: *nods, grinning*

Emma: *finally dozes off*

TheGameArtCritic on April 7, 2012, 2:49:01 AM

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TheGameArtCriticSam: *Even quieter now* ... Let's put her in the crib, shall we? X3

mechadragon13 on April 7, 2012, 2:53:51 AM

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mechadragon13Sarah: We shall. :3 *goes upstairs, leading Sam to the kids' room*

TheGameArtCritic on April 7, 2012, 3:03:07 AM

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TheGameArtCriticSam: *quietly for the baby's sake, looking around* ... It's a beautiful house...

mechadragon13 on April 3, 2012, 3:49:35 PM

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mechadragon13Sarah: *also quietly* I know... We made a good choice. :)

Lance: *is basically asleep, snuggled close to his mother*

TheGameArtCritic on April 3, 2012, 3:51:18 PM

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TheGameArtCriticSam: *He steps closer to Sarah and rests his head on hers lovingly* ... <:)

mechadragon13 on April 3, 2012, 4:02:38 PM

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mechadragon13Sarah: *leans up and nuzzles him affectionately, casting a brief glance down at Lance, then grinning*

TheGameArtCritic on April 3, 2012, 4:13:50 PM

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TheGameArtCriticSam: *He then leans in, hugging Sarah, leaning down and kissing Lance on the head*

mechadragon13 on April 3, 2012, 4:39:21 PM

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mechadragon13Sarah: *hugs him back with one arm, smiling contentedly*

Lance: *doesn't really react much--he was out cold*

TheGameArtCritic on April 4, 2012, 12:08:59 AM

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TheGameArtCriticSam: *He rubs the boy's head, very proud to be the father of two infants with Sarah*

mechadragon13 on April 4, 2012, 5:30:19 AM

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mechadragon13*the moment doesn't last for very long, as it is interrupted by crying from upstairs*

Sarah: !! Uh oh. *carefully hands Lance to Sam* I'mm be right back. D: *runs upstairs*

TheGameArtCritic on April 4, 2012, 9:13:11 AM

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TheGameArtCriticSam: !! D: *He holds Lance close to him* <:P

mechadragon13 on April 4, 2012, 9:32:13 AM

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mechadragon13Lance: *snuggles closer to his father's warmth*

*the crying continues*

TheGameArtCritic on April 4, 2012, 9:54:24 AM

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TheGameArtCriticSam: *He waits there, rocking Lance a bit, his heart fluttering with happiness*

mechadragon13 on April 4, 2012, 10:06:55 AM

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mechadragon13*after a little while, the crying subsides*

Sarah: *comes down the stairs, rocking a slightly grouchy-looking Emma back and forth*

TheGameArtCritic on April 4, 2012, 10:12:54 AM

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TheGameArtCriticSam: *quietly* Aww! What happened? XD

mechadragon13 on April 4, 2012, 10:24:32 AM

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mechadragon13Sarah: *quietly* I guess she doesn't like being left alone. ^^;

Emma: *gradually relaxes, looking at her father with wide eyes*

TheGameArtCritic on April 4, 2012, 10:26:22 AM

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TheGameArtCriticSam: *approaches them with Lance still in his arms* Uh oh... I wonder how we're gonna be able to put her with her brother without Emma waking him up. <:P *Leans over and kisses Emma on the head just as he did to Lance*

mechadragon13 on April 4, 2012, 11:33:42 AM

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mechadragon13Emma: *makes a little gurgling sound*

Sarah: We just have to make sure she's asleep. <:P

TheGameArtCritic on April 4, 2012, 3:28:15 PM

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TheGameArtCriticSam: Heh... I'll go put Lance in his crib. You try getting Emma to go sleep, alright? X3

mechadragon13 on April 4, 2012, 10:43:03 PM

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mechadragon13Sarah: *nods, smiling, and continues to rock Emma back and forth, humming something quietly*

TheGameArtCritic on April 5, 2012, 9:18:06 AM

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TheGameArtCriticSam: *Walks upstairs and puts Lance in his crib. A husband and the father of two. Two things Sam never once believed he'd ever be* <:)

mechadragon13 on April 5, 2012, 2:12:54 PM

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mechadragon13Lance: *sleeps soundly*

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TheGameArtCriticSam: Oh, eight or nine. I wish I could come back sooner. XC

mechadragon13 on April 2, 2012, 4:12:48 PM

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mechadragon13Sarah: Oh, me too... but when you do, eee~!

TheGameArtCritic on April 2, 2012, 4:16:22 PM

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TheGameArtCriticSam: How cute are they being right now?? <8D

mechadragon13 on April 2, 2012, 4:20:58 PM

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mechadragon13Sarah: VERY cute. cx

TheGameArtCritic on April 2, 2012, 4:30:00 PM

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TheGameArtCriticSam: Are they awake or sleeping?? What are they DOING?? I want details! <8D

mechadragon13 on April 2, 2012, 4:39:50 PM

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mechadragon13Sarah: Oh GOSH, um, well, Lance is asleep. Emma's not quiiiiite asleep, but she's getting there...

TheGameArtCritic on April 2, 2012, 4:46:42 PM

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TheGameArtCriticSam: *Tries and fails containing a squeal of excitement*

mechadragon13 on April 2, 2012, 4:51:12 PM

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mechadragon13Sarah: *tries and fails to hold in a snicker* Don't worry, they aren't going anywhere. <3

TheGameArtCritic on April 2, 2012, 5:08:23 PM

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TheGameArtCriticSam: I-I should be getting work done! See you later tonight! X3

mechadragon13 on April 2, 2012, 5:12:04 PM

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mechadragon13Sraha: Most definitely. <3

TheGameArtCritic on April 2, 2012, 5:17:02 PM

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TheGameArtCriticSam: *He hangs up a writes out a report on the day's events*

mechadragon13 on April 3, 2012, 12:32:36 AM

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mechadragon13Nothing really significant: *happens*

TheGameArtCritic on April 3, 2012, 9:40:34 AM

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Sam: *he knocks on the door of his family's new home, smiling to himself*

mechadragon13 on April 3, 2012, 9:45:23 AM

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mechadragon13Sarah: *lets him in, holding Lance in her arms, grinning happily* Why hello there, Lieutenant. c:

TheGameArtCritic on April 3, 2012, 1:48:23 PM

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TheGameArtCriticSam: Sarah...! Sarah, I can't -- Why are our children so adorable?? <8D

mechadragon13 on April 3, 2012, 1:57:33 PM

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mechadragon13Sarah: Because we made cute babies. ;) Get in here! XP *steps back into the house to let Sam in*

TheGameArtCritic on April 3, 2012, 2:03:21 PM

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TheGameArtCriticSam: X3 *steps inside, giddy*

mechadragon13 on April 3, 2012, 3:13:13 PM

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mechadragon13House: *is much more open and spacious than the apartment*

Sarah: *gently rocks Lance back and forth*

Lance: *is falling asleep*

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TheGameArtCritic on April 1, 2012, 2:24:09 AM

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TheGameArtCriticSam: Alright then... *puts away the phone* I'll just hold you down until the soldiers arrive, okay? Okay.

mechadragon13 on April 1, 2012, 6:49:25 AM

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mechadragon13Gangster: Mnuugh...

*after a little bit*

A few soldiers: *arrive to take the mobster away*

TheGameArtCritic on April 1, 2012, 7:07:30 AM

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TheGameArtCriticSam: *He heads back to the outpost, defeated for the day. He'll try again the next with a more direct approach. Any victims - living or dead - probably have a tale to tell of this new mafia. Hopefully that will be enough to figure out a common place that the mafia boss enjoys hanging out*

*At the outpost*

Gilder: How'd it go?

Sam: Awful. I found myself at a dead end.

Gilder: Well, don't let that discourage you. We must extinguish any troublemakers before they can become real threats.

Sam: Since when has a failure ever discouraged me, General?

Gilder: My mistake, sir.

Sam: Your mistake, indeed. :P *He picks up the phone in his office to call Sarah, dialing her number*

mechadragon13 on April 1, 2012, 11:04:34 AM

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mechadragon13Sarah: *picks up, her tone cheery* Hello~

TheGameArtCritic on April 1, 2012, 11:18:07 AM

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TheGameArtCriticSam: Uh, I've got bad news and good news. The good news is that I'm still alive, but the bad news is that I haven't gotten any closer to figuring out where these guys base their operations.

mechadragon13 on April 1, 2012, 4:03:37 PM

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mechadragon13Sarah: *still sounds upbeat, though it's a bit more toned down* Oh... Well, that's okay, It's only been one day, right?

TheGameArtCritic on April 1, 2012, 4:08:05 PM

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TheGameArtCriticSam: Well, yeah, but the Mafia boss guy MOVES AROUND, apparently... Ugh... I can tell he or she is going to be giving me a serious headache in the future.

mechadragon13 on April 1, 2012, 4:11:10 PM

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mechadragon13Sarah: Well, I'm sure you'll catch them eventually. You dealt with Mr. Smiles before, didn't you?

TheGameArtCritic on April 1, 2012, 4:22:17 PM

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TheGameArtCriticSam: I did, but that took YEARS... And I don't think we can risk years now that our children have been born.

mechadragon13 on April 1, 2012, 4:29:08 PM

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mechadragon13Sarah: *sighs* I guess you're right...

TheGameArtCritic on April 1, 2012, 4:33:46 PM

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TheGameArtCriticSam: ... Well, with luck, everyone else in this mafia is as much of a drunk as the guy I found today...

mechadragon13 on April 1, 2012, 4:35:47 PM

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mechadragon13Sarah: *incredulously* The guy was DRUNK? REALLY?

TheGameArtCritic on April 1, 2012, 4:45:50 PM

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TheGameArtCriticSam: Not too threatening, right?

mechadragon13 on April 2, 2012, 3:10:29 PM

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mechadragon13Sarah: Jeez. Some mafia. Heheh... Well, changing the topic, i have some good news for YOU. C:

TheGameArtCritic on April 2, 2012, 3:31:04 PM

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TheGameArtCriticSam: *A grin stretches across his face* And what's that?

mechadragon13 on April 2, 2012, 3:41:18 PM

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mechadragon13Sarah: Well~~ we're all moved in! And by all, I mean ALL of us. C:

TheGameArtCritic on April 2, 2012, 3:42:25 PM

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TheGameArtCriticSam: HOW -- HOW ARE THEY?? THE KIDS I MEAN?? <8D

mechadragon13 on April 2, 2012, 3:55:29 PM

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mechadragon13Sarah: They're doing just great. <3 mmmmnnnnnn, when are you getting back tonight? X3

TheGameArtCritic on April 2, 2012, 4:01:12 PM

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mechadragon13 on March 26, 2012, 10:55:00 AM

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mechadragon13Gangster: ?!!?!? *is left even more disoriented than he was before* Th'hell s'yer PROBLEM??

TheGameArtCritic on March 26, 2012, 11:03:51 AM

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TheGameArtCriticSam: *Calmly* Tell me where your boss is or BOTH of us will be having a problem.

mechadragon13 on March 27, 2012, 9:18:49 AM

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mechadragon13Gangster: *scoffs, and drunkenly stumbles off the stool he was sitting on, swaying a bit as he regained his balance* as'f ah wuz gunna tell a MILITARY guy like you somethin'like THAT... PAH!

TheGameArtCritic on March 27, 2012, 9:39:15 AM

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TheGameArtCriticSam: *He gives the man a devious smile, then takes out his gun and points it at his head* One.

Everyone: D8 !! *backs away from them*

mechadragon13 on March 27, 2012, 10:16:10 AM

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mechadragon13Gangster: pffah. As if you'd really do it.

TheGameArtCritic on March 27, 2012, 10:44:49 AM

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TheGameArtCriticSam: *takes the safety off, still pointing it at the mobster* Two.

Everyone: D8

mechadragon13 on March 29, 2012, 12:03:00 AM

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mechadragon13Gangster: *only now does he seem to recognize the predicament he was in--he makes the mistake of trying to pull a gun out from under his jacket*

TheGameArtCritic on March 29, 2012, 1:17:48 PM

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TheGameArtCriticSam: *Within a second, he shoots the drunk's hand, his eyes as hawk-like as his mother's*

mechadragon13 on March 30, 2012, 5:31:55 AM

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mechadragon13Gangster: AAUGH!! *drops the gun, holding his hand close to his body to try and stop the bleeding* DDDDD8

TheGameArtCritic on March 30, 2012, 11:09:44 AM

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TheGameArtCriticSam: *He steps in, takes the man by the collar of his shirt, and slams against the nearest wall. He speaks through clenched teeth* TELL ME. WHERE. YOUR BOSS IS.

mechadragon13 on March 31, 2012, 3:08:39 AM

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mechadragon13Gangster: *visibly panicked* I-I don't know!! D8

TheGameArtCritic on March 31, 2012, 3:15:31 AM

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TheGameArtCriticSam: *He starts screaming at the man in his fury* YOU MEAN TO TELL ME YOU HAVE NO IDEA WHERE YOUR BOSS IS?? NONE AT ALL?? THEN YOU'RE WORTHLESS TO ME!!

Everyone: DDDDDD8

mechadragon13 on March 31, 2012, 3:50:17 AM

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mechadragon13Gangster: H-He's in a different place e-e-every day! I-I don't know where he is right now!! DDDDDDDDDDD8>

TheGameArtCritic on March 31, 2012, 11:27:54 AM

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TheGameArtCriticSam: DDDD8< ... FINE. *forcibly turns him around, slamming him against the wall and handcuffing him*

mechadragon13 on March 31, 2012, 11:48:58 AM

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mechadragon13Gangster: --!! *his head hits the wall and he becomes incredibly dizzy, groaning in pain*

TheGameArtCritic on March 31, 2012, 11:56:13 AM

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TheGameArtCriticSam: *Calls the outpost* ... I've arrested a mobster here at a local bar. The address is 438 West Street.

Everyone: D8 ...

mechadragon13 on March 31, 2012, 8:13:20 PM

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mechadragon13Gangster: @_____@

Soldier: We'll be there ASAP. *hangs up*

TheGameArtCritic on April 1, 2012, 2:22:23 AM

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mechadragon13 on March 25, 2012, 10:14:40 AM

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mechadragon13Sarah: As soon as you get back. ;)

TheGameArtCritic on March 25, 2012, 10:21:14 AM

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TheGameArtCriticSam: I'll be looking forward to it. ^^ *He then leaves for work*

mechadragon13 on March 26, 2012, 9:54:48 AM

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mechadragon13Sarah: *goes to make sure everything is ready for the movers--she wants to get done as fast as possible*

TheGameArtCritic on March 26, 2012, 10:15:44 AM

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TheGameArtCriticSam: *He quickly gathers weapons and things at the Outpost, then heads out in search for clues of the whereabouts of this... Mafia*

mechadragon13 on March 26, 2012, 10:23:51 AM

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mechadragon13*everything seems normal. People walking up and down the streets, going about their daily business*

TheGameArtCritic on March 26, 2012, 10:46:24 AM

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TheGameArtCriticSam: *He ventures into a few seedy bars, only finding a true clue on his fourth try. Of course, t