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Outsiders - An interactive fanfic (EP 4)

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7/21/2016 10:55:07 PM
Posted: 4 months ago
A/N: Sorry this is so late. It's finally back, and a little longer than usual to make up for the hiatus.

It was hard seeing Jennifer die. Things are about to get much rougher for the group here on out. And the only thing that can save them, is hopefully, you.

Sign Ups are still continuing after this chapter. Please join my lovely crew ;).

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The Crew
1. lannan13
2. fire_wings
3. MattTheDreamer
4. I_Wanna_Rawk!
5. Hayd
6. Bob13
7. Yomama12

Episode 1: Sofia and Mykel get attacked. Obsim is dead. A ceremonial back at camp takes place. Hayd checks up on Sofia, but decides to leave her alone. Sofia looks at her pistol in deep thought.

Episode 2: Hayd and Mykel meet their new recruit, I Wanna Rawk. Matt and Bob get into an argument. Sofia goes missing.

Episode 3: Sofia gets captured by the masked men. Sofia is found by Hayd's group, and Hayd shoots the men. Jennifer gets attacked by one survivor, and is killed.

Choices:
1. Hayd - no specific choices.
2. Bob chooses to practice his shooting, does not mind with who.
3. Matt chooses to get Sofia to talk to Mykel, and ask Hayd to train Bob.
4. Lannan chooses to check up with Rawk.
5. Fire chooses to get to know Sofia.
6. Rawk chooses to be on the lookout by asking Hayd for a rifle,
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7/21/2016 10:56:40 PM
Posted: 4 months ago
Episode 4 - They walk among us

OUTSIDE - Near campsite

It is near dawn, but still dark. The birds have just begun to chirp. And the crickets start to quieten.

(Matt)

"Sofia..."

Matt walks behind Sofia. He sidles up to her and sits beside her, on the fallen trunk.

Sofia has a hand clenching her shirt above her breasts. Her eyes show signs of insomnia. But not of crying.

(Matt)

"Hey, what's wrong? I wanted to check up on you, people are asking where you've been and all."

(Sofia)

"I can't stop thinking about them."

(Matt)

"..."

(Sofia)

"It hurts. Right here. In my chest. It f ucking hurts."

(Matt)

"I'm sorry..."

(Sofia)

"He was my brother. We never got along, but he was my brother."

Sofia's right eye starts to tear up.

(Sofia)

"That idiot thought I was too hot-headed. Told me to calm down and stop going out to help with supply runs. It's too dangerous, he said..."

(Matt)

"Sofia, I-"

(Sofia)

"And now Jennifer's dead too. And it's all my fault."

(Matt)

"I know you wanted to avenge Obsim. Hayd showed us your letter. You tried at least."

(Sofia)

"And I failed."

Matt puts a hand on her shoulder.

(Matt)

"I don't want to put you at risk. But, the next time you'd like to hunt for those guys. I'm with you."

Matt stands up and offers his hand.

Sofia jumps up and hugs him. She kisses him on the cheek.

She whispers, smiling.

(Sofia)

"Thank you."

OUTSIDE - Campsite

Rawk limps slowly, crutches by his sides, carrying a bag towards the trailer where the group took turns keeping watch. The previous night, Hayd had kept watch. This time, Fire Wings sits on top.

He turns. He's wearing a black leather coat. And a russet-coloured (reddish brown) compound hunting bow lies by his side.

(Fire)

"Hey."

(Rawk)

"Hey yourself kiddo. Whatcha' up to?"

Fire brushes his head in embarrassment.

(Fire)

"Yeah, just keeping watch. You alright with...the legs you know?"

(Rawk)

"Oh these?" He looks down. "Yeah, fine, fine. Just hurts like a b itch. Been a few days, you feel me?"

(Fire)

"Yeah I feel you man."

(Rawk)

"Alright. Stand down soldier. I'll take up watch till morning. We've got a couple hours. Go get some sleep."

(Fire)

"Thanks dude. You got any weapons?"

(Rawk)

"Hayd gave me the rifle. It's in my bag.

(Fire)

"Cool."

FIre jumps down, grabbing the compound bow.

(Fire)

"Goodnight. Or morning I guess..."

Rawk smiles.

(Unkown)

"Hey! There you are! Goddamnit, what on earth do you think you're doing???"

Rawk turns to see Lannan, storming in on him.

(Lannan)

"You have a broken leg goddamnit. Go back to the medical room now before you open up your wound."

Rawk glances at Fire, who shrugs timidly.

(Rawk)

"I can take care of myself. Thanks, doctor."

Lannan stares angrily for a few seconds.

(Lannan)

"Your tibia's been fractured. You have a laceration the size of my hand, and stitches only a dew days old. If you want to risk another injury, fine, but don't tell me I didn't warn you. Fire, if you've done keeping watch, follow me."

Lannan leaves. Fire winces at Rawk.

(Fire)

"There goes my sleep..."

OUTSIDE - Shooting range, near lake.

It is morning. The lake is calm. Ripples spread gently towards the shore. Birds can be heard chirping together in clusters, hiding beneath the canopies of the trees. In the distance, the sun rises above the mountains.

Nearby, five cans of tin are arranged in a row, on a makeshift worktable.

Hayd positions the sniper by his shoulder, aiming for the can on the left. He shoots, and the bullet sends the can flying.

Bob is beside him, sitting on a tree stump.

(Hayd)

"Try the one on the right. The third one."

Bob lights a cigarette and takes the sniper.

(Bob)

"Heh, peace of cake."

(Hayd)

"Wanna bet a drink you miss twice?"

(Bob)

"Sure. Make that two drinks."

Bob aims, hunching his shoulder. He pulls the trigger.

The bullet misses.

(Bob)

"Damn these things are heavy."

(Hayd)

"You'll get used to it. One more shot."

He fires, and misses.

(Bob)

"Sh it."

(Hayd)

"Take it easy. Take three deep breaths, on the third exhale, wait for two seconds, and shoot. The scope should fall right back on target after the kick."

(Bob)

"Yeah. Easy for you to say... Thanks for coming here by the way. Means a lot to me to be able to defend myself. Makes me feel safer."

(Hayd)

"No worries. It was Matt's idea anyway. And you didn't mind."

(Bob)

"Yeah... But I know you haven't slept much. Have you?"

Bob looks up to see Hayd's eyes darken.

(Hayd)

"It's them I'm worried about. I don't know when or if they'll find us. I don't know how to defend ourselves. We've been doing fine for the past month, but we were just lucky. After Obsim and Jennifer, I've been really thinking about moving camp."

(Bob)

"You can't! You don't know how many of us starved as refugees out there. This is maybe the best location we've had so far."

(Hayd)

"And how long before it's taken from us? This area is off the maps, sure. They don't know about it. But we've got barely enough men and weapons to fend them off in an attack."

(Bob)

"Hayd. What's that?"

Hayd turns towards the direction of the lake.

(Bob)

"Holy hell."

A small wooden boat drifts a couple miles in the distance. In it, are what look like two men carrying assault rifles.

(Bob)

"Friendlies?"

(Hayd)

"I don't know. Bob, wake the others. Now."

OUTSIDE - Burial site

Mykel is sitting, hugging his knees, in front of Jennifer's mound. He has stopped crying, and only stares into the dark fresh dirt.

(Sofia)

"Heya!"

Sofia plops down beside him, startling him.

(Mykel)

"Jesus, Sofia. Scared me."

(Sofia)

"How long have you been here? Hey, Jenni, how long has Mykel been here?"

Sofia cups a hand to her ear.

(Sofia)

"What's that? Too f ucking long. Tell him to get the f uck off your resting place? Ok."

(Mykel)

"Cut it out. Who sent you here?"

(Sofia)

"No one. Well, Matt told me you were still here. But I wanted to come."

Mykel ignores her, and stares back at the dirt.

(Sofia)

"I know it hurts."

(Mykel)

"You don't know. She was my best friend. I loved her."

(Sofia)

"You need to take care of Patrick too. That kid's been wondering where you are. I can't do it alone."

(Mykel)

"I know. I just can't get up. I don't have the... the drive. I just want to lie down and die. Just end it all. Don't you?"

Sofia hugs Mykel.

(Sofia)

"I know. But you have to. I'll help you. It's been four days, Mykel."

They sit in silence. A minute goes by.

(Mykel)

"That long huh? Wait.... Let me say goodbye to her."

Mykel kneels down, and kisses the ground.

(Mykel)

"I'm sorry. I'm so so sorry."

Sofia holds him. And they leave.

OUTSIDE - Lake

The men start to climb off the boat and tether it to a tree. Bob and Hayd sit behind the bushes a few feet away.

(Bob)

"I woke the others. They're scared as hell. So what's the plan?"

Hayd gets up. He draws his gun.

(Bob)

"Hayd!?"

(Hayd)

"Nobody moves or I shoot."

OUTSIDE - Near campsite

Mykel and Sofia walk towards the camp base and see Fire run towards them.

(Fire)

"Guys! Emergency! We've got a couple of strangers, don't know if they're friendlies."

(Mykel)

"What? Where?"

(Fire)

"Back at camp. C'mon."

They run together.

Fire turns towards Sofia.

(Fire)

"Hey, Sofia right? How're the stitches holding up?"

Sofia smirks.

(Sofia)

"Not bad actually. Still hurts like a b itch though."

(Fire)

"Understandable."

(Sofia)

"You'd make a fine medic one day."

Fire blushes.

(Fire)

"Thanks..."
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7/21/2016 10:57:11 PM
Posted: 4 months ago
OUTSIDE - Back at the camp

Everyone crowds around Hayd and Bob, murmuring. Hayd has his gun raised, and Bob positions his sniper.

(Hayd)

"Who are you, and what do you want?"

Two men kneel on the ground, with hands on their heads, their rifles taken away. One of them wears a black cap, and has a thick beard. The other a blue plain dress shirt, clean shaven.

The one with the shirt, speaks.

(Unknown)

"Just refugees. No more, no less. We heard about you in the Refugee forums. We just came looking to find you."

(Hayd)

"We haven't made contact with anyone since our latest recruit."

The person grins.

(Unknown)

"Is that so? Look, we're just a couple of strangers out in the world looking for some more strangers, you hear me?

Hayd crouches, face in close proximity.

(Hayd)

"I hear you. What's your username? The both of you."

(Unknown)

"I went by Vaarka. This other guy here, he's a little quiet. He called himself Yomama. Funny right?"

Yomama looks away, face shadowed by his cap.

Mykel appears from the crowd together with Sofia and Fire.

(Mykel)

"What the hell's going on here? Who are you guys?"

Matt comes out of the crowd with his wife.

(Matt)

"We all need to discuss this."

Bob speaks, smoking a cigarette.

(Bob)

"Discuss what? A couple of weirdos show up and we can't take em? What about Rawk? Hey, what's the matter?"

Rawk stands, staring at the two men. The man with the blue shirt, Vaarka, stares back. Suddenly, he turns around and walks back to his tent.

(Sofia)

"I think it's clear what we should do. We question them. See if they're telling the truth.

(Vaarka)

"Now, now. We can all trust each other. With time, I hope."

Without hesitation, Hayd smacks Vaarka in the head with the butt of his gun. Vaarka blackens out. Yomama tries to run, but Bob pins him down.

(Bob)

"Whoah, s hit! Why'd you do that?"

(Hayd)

"Tie them up! And help me put them in the trailer."

(Mykel)

"Hayd, what exactly do you plan to do with them?"

Mykel steps back, looking into Hayd's eyes. They are red, and bloodshot.

(Hayd)

"Interrogation."

OUTSIDE - Nearby trailer

The group stand close to each other, underneath the shade of a tree.

(Mykel)

"He's gone insane."

(Lannan)

"Mykel is right. We don't know these people. They could be innocent."

(Sofia)

"Innocent? And what if they're not. What if they're lying to us?"

(Bob)

"We don't know what Hayd plans to do to those folks. Maybe just to rough em up. Maybe that's a good thing? Just to make sure."

(Matt)

"I can't believe we're discussing this. As normal people, we should all be against this."

(Fire)

"Umm... I think we've all gone past normal by now."

(Mykel)

"We need to have a vote. We need to think."

(Sofia)

"Screw that. We have to make sure. If they were sent by them, they'd kill us in our sleep."

(Fire)

"Then we keep watch. I'll volunteer."

Sofia clenches her fists.

(Sofia)

"Doesn't matter. They're going to be a threat, now and forever, till we make absolutely certain they aren't those f uckers."

Lannan speaks quietly.

(Lannan)

"Ok. We need to have a vote. I think, because this is such as serious case, it has to be unanimous. Without question. Everyone votes, no one abstains. Are we agreed?"

(Matt)

"Agreed."

(Sofia)

"...Fine."

Everyone else nods.

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7/21/2016 10:58:31 PM
Posted: 4 months ago
You must now vote:

1. Vote to interrogate the prisoners.
2. Vote not to interrogate the prisoners.

This thread is for discussion so that all of you can come to an agreement. A unanimous decision must take place. Voting does not end until then.

Vaarka, Yomama, and Rawk are not eligible to vote.
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7/21/2016 10:59:18 PM
Posted: 4 months ago
Sign ups
1. lannan13
2. fire_wings
3. MattTheDreamer
4. I_Wanna_Rawk!
5. Bob13
6. Hayd
7. Vaarka
8.yomama12

If anyone's interested in Fire's deadly compound bow, here's a similar design: http://image.sportsmansguide.com...

Here's what practice shooting felt like for Hayd and Bob: https://www.youtube.com...
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7/21/2016 11:02:42 PM
Posted: 4 months ago
At 7/21/2016 10:59:18 PM, Adam_Godzilla wrote:
If anyone's interested in Fire's deadly compound bow, here's a similar design: http://image.sportsmansguide.com...

And in action... http://www.sprocketworks.com...
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7/22/2016 12:07:59 AM
Posted: 4 months ago
I kinda feel like this is almost like a Fate-lite offshoot.
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7/22/2016 7:35:24 AM
Posted: 4 months ago
Honestly, i'm not against an interrogation, but it shouldn't be Hayd that conducts it. Also, there should be no beatings or torture or whatever, just simple questions to see if they can be trusted.
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7/22/2016 9:08:51 AM
Posted: 4 months ago
If you all have come to an agreement, please bold your votes like so:

Vote interrogate.
Vote not to interrogate.
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7/22/2016 9:19:44 AM
Posted: 4 months ago
The option to vote not to interrogate but still question the prisoners is valid.
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7/22/2016 2:55:14 PM
Posted: 4 months ago
I guess i'll Vote not to interrogate. with the condition we do question them without interference from Hayd.
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7/23/2016 3:30:10 PM
Posted: 4 months ago
At 7/22/2016 9:19:44 AM, Adam_Godzilla wrote:
The option to vote not to interrogate but still question the prisoners is valid.

Vote not to interrogate.
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