[Taocow PBEM] Book 3 - Chapter II (Alex in Sick Bay)

Aaron Clausen mightymartianca at gmail.com
Wed Jan 6 20:56:08 GMT 2010

>>> [GM]
>>> Sick Bay is only a short distance from the armory.  As Alex walks in,
>>> she notices several casualties, and a couple of gurneys with bodies
>>> covered in white blankets.  The doctor, the rather horrifying insectoid
>>> that the company had met when they first entered is efficiently triaging
>>> patients.  He (or it?) looks up and sees Alex.  "If you're here to see
>>> your companion, he is over there."  One of his hands points behind
>>> some curtains.
>>> Beyond the curtains lays Osiris.  He has been bandaged and tended,
>>> and is hooked up to an IV drip.  He seems to be sleeping deeply, but
>>> when Alex approaches, one eye pops open.
>>> "I'm old," he says quietly, but with a smile, "but I'm not so old that
>>> even a Scout could sneak up on me."  He struggles to sit up but
>>> finally gives up.
>>> "Glad to see you're still around, Alex." he says.  "I feel like I've been
>>> in a dream for a hundred years.  No one here has any time for me.
>>> Tell me, did we reach Rath-Iren?  Did we kill the K'murd-faka?  I
>>> hope I just wasn't dead weight.  I'd like to get out of this bed and
>>> be of some use."
>>> [/GM]
>> [Alex]
>> Shaking her head, "I don't know. We reached it and got it but now it
>> seems like other troubles have gotten wrapped around us. I feel a bit
>> overwhelmed myself. I am just suppose to be a wilderness scout. maybe a
>> bit of a soldier as well. I am not a hero."
>> [/Alex]
> [Osiris]
> Osiris laughs weakly.  "For someone who isn't a hero, you've certainly done
> enough heroic things.  You've rejected the Coalition's evil teachings and have
> consorted with mages, D-Bees and even helped out a god.  Sounds pretty
> heroic to me."
> [/Osiris]
>> [Alex]
>> Continuing on, she adds, "I have a strange dagger that I have no idea
>> what it does. The CS always taught us to have nothing to do with magic.
>> Us on the fringes, scouts and such never really took that to heart but
>> still magic does make me a bit nervous. I assume it is magic, at least."
>> "Maybe we can find somebody to help heal you," she continues. "That is
>> if we can get this boat moving again."
>> [Alex]
> [Osiris]
> "If I have to go," Osiris says, "I'll go.  But if I get through this, I think
> maybe I'll hang up armor.  I should be teaching a new generation of
> Cyberknights, not gallivanting around Creation like I was twenty years old."
> "Now, I seem to recall something about a blade.  Let me see it."
> [/Osiris]

Carlos, pulling some armor along with him, but still looking very beat up,
pulls open the curtain.  "Hey you too!" he announces.  "How are you
holding up, Osiris?  Listen Alex, I think they're heading out.  They said
I'm to beat up to go, but what's a few bruises?  You coming or staying?"

Aaron Clausen
mightymartianca at gmail.com

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