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PostPosted: Thu Mar 12, 2009 8:02 pm    Post subject:  Reply with quote

Hearing shooting, Quinn freezes, then starts to run - in that direction.
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PostPosted: Thu Mar 12, 2009 11:32 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

He'll find Atok lying bleeding and unconscious on the ground, possibly dead.
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PostPosted: Fri Mar 13, 2009 12:51 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Westlanna comes out of a thick ooze of deadtime to find the butterfly she was admiring is now flopping weakly on the ground. The instant the deadtime frees her neck so she can turn her head she finds her best friend is lying nearby a shot up mess.

Immediately she looks for who did this, preparing to dodge more hot lead and drag Atok to safety. Finding no one shooting at her she doesn't move Atok.

Atok.... she applies pressure to the wounds, checks his pulse and breathing. How am I supposed to get you out of here... Her hands are shaking, but she has that look again, as if she's being held together by external pressure.
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PostPosted: Fri Mar 13, 2009 12:55 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

She'll find that Atok's pulse is already very weak and doesn't seem to be getting stronger. The same can be said for his breathing. As she looks him over more she'll notice three chest wounds, one scarily close to where his heart would be. But she'll also feel that he's warm. She'll probably think it's all the blood on her hands, but if she thinks about it, she'll realize it's warmer than blood would be.
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PostPosted: Fri Mar 13, 2009 1:03 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

I can't carry him, I can't teleport, I can't even call anyone I lost my walkie talkie when I lost my mind.... wait! Atok had a walkie too....

Westlanna digs through Atok's pockets for the walkie talkie she gave him.
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PostPosted: Fri Mar 13, 2009 1:14 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

She should be able to find it in his back pocket. Unknown to Westlanna, the bullet closest to Atok's heart is starting to rise out of the wound while the other two wounds are starting to close up, bullets still inside.
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PostPosted: Fri Mar 13, 2009 1:31 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Westlanna flips on the little walkie talkie and sends out a rather desperate call for help.
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PostPosted: Fri Mar 13, 2009 3:32 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

By now the butterflies will have probably recovered enough to fly around again...

And the creations are long gone.
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PostPosted: Fri Mar 13, 2009 11:06 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Quinn is a she, Uber. Razz

And now the teenager comes across the scene and gasps - and hurries over.

What happened? Can I help?
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PostPosted: Sat Mar 14, 2009 12:34 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Razz

Atok's still unconscious and dead-looking. Though the bullet near his heart actually clatters to the ground softly. The other two may not hear it.
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PostPosted: Sat Mar 14, 2009 1:43 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Not waiting for the other woman to reply, Quinn hurries over to check Atok's pulse and breathing.
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PostPosted: Sat Mar 14, 2009 12:43 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

As Westlanna found, Atok's pulse is weak and not seeming to get stronger. Same with his breathing. It almost doesn't exist.
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PostPosted: Sat Mar 14, 2009 11:12 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Angie responds to the call of emergency.  "I'm on my way."
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PostPosted: Sat Mar 14, 2009 11:43 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Quinn frowns. I don't know anything about healing, he needs some fast...
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PostPosted: Sat Feb 11, 2012 10:33 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

First...

((A note to Uber, should he ever visit this thread again: I'd like very much to pick up right were we left off here. Sincerely, Wingrae.))

Now. On to what Lesawe and Template find in a different timeline:

The Butterfly Zoo is stunning today, a glass-domed jewel of warmth and tropically-lush vegetation sprouting from the midst of the dull cobblestone paths.

A stunning green and black specimen is clinging to the glass near the door. It slowly opens and closes its wings, drawing attention to the sign that asks for donations and respect for the butterflies.

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PostPosted: Sat Feb 11, 2012 10:41 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Template gasps in amazement.
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PostPosted: Sat Feb 11, 2012 11:00 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Lesawe smiles widely.

"They're beautiful, aren't they?" she asks.

She drops two silver into the donation box and the door swings open, welcoming the pair inside.

Warm air wooshes out over their faces, and carries the scent of hibiscus flowers with it.

"After you." she says, holding out a hand to usher Template inside.
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PostPosted: Sun Feb 12, 2012 10:45 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

She walks in, looking about in sheer awe.
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PostPosted: Sun Feb 12, 2012 1:52 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Not all of the butterflies are iridescent jewels, some are plain little members of order Lepidoptera such as the brown and fawn spotted wood nymph that flutters over to land on Templateís arm.



It slowly unfolds and folds its wings, stretching and resting its muscles. Then it uncurls its long proboscis and starts investigating Templateís arm, to see if she is tasty or not.

Lesawe walks on ahead, pausing to run her fingers over the lace-like tendrils of a fern. The motion stirs up a moth that was hiding for the day under the draping fronds.

[url] http://www.globalgiving.org/photo...rged-from-cocoon-photo-from-prog/ [/url]

((That link is to the coolest looking insect Iíve ever seen. EVER. O.O))
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Not tasty, but ticklish. Template giggles, overjoyed at all the cool things.
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PostPosted: Sun Feb 12, 2012 2:38 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

"Have you ever seen anything this amazing!" Lesawe calls as she chases after the giant green moth. "Come on! Come look!"

The moth is winging away, flying down the curving path deeper into the lush tropical forest.
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She follows after her, excited as can be.
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PostPosted: Mon Feb 13, 2012 4:16 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

The thick vegetation dripping slightly in the humid air gradually gives way to shorter, more shrub-like plants. The moth finally lands on the shady side of a plant climbing up a white arbor.

Through the arbor's arch the entire scene changes, giving way to plants more commonly found in a temperate climate. The path heads through wildflowers, then more and more well-tended plants, finishing in a formal rose garden complete with delicate benches to sit on.

Les isn't looking down the path. She is transfixed by the enormous moth.

"See the giant spots on its wings, and the long delicate tails? I was reading about how these are survival mechanisms."
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Template ooohs and ahhhs, very interested in MOTHS MOTHS MOTHS.
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PostPosted: Mon Feb 13, 2012 8:39 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

((Is the all caps MOTHS a reference to something that I'm just not getting? Occasionally I need to ask that *laughs*))

"See, the spots are supposed to scare off some predators and the tails are there as a distraction so the predator is less likely to crunch down on the moth's actual body. At least that is what the book says."

Lesawe peers at it so closely that she can see the tiny scales on its wings.

"Wow, the Creator's work is amazing."

"Do you have any insects where you're from?"


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