frogue
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Joined: January 10th, 2015, 3:44 am

November 22nd, 2016, 7:18 am #71

"No, look, I'm right here Fiyori. Think about this..." she put her hand to the girls chest and pushed, opening space between their faces, the mantis maw drawing back from Georgia Lee.

"Our equipment's no good, right? But we have stuff we can hit people with, and that's... what? Ten thousand times more useful in here than it would be running around outside? We know where people will be coming from, we can stand close enough to the barricades that they can't get away from us, we're safer here Fiyori! You're worried about people coming here? There are already people out there! Everyone's out there!"

She paused, collected herself.

"Nobody's come here, not in three days. We've been quiet, we've been smart, we're safe here. We still have water, we haven't got hurt or pissed anyone off, we are safe, we're safe Fiyori?"

Her pitch rose, her words coming faster and faster and Georgia Lee found herself becoming more excitable, more anxious. She took a step backwards, turning away from Fiyori, letting the red fade from her eyes.

When she was herself again she turned back.

This was the wrong tack that she was taking, it was clear. Getting emotional, getting defensive: Fiyori would just see that as weakness, and the second she smelled blood Georgia Lee would be devoured. The thought of going outside terrified her, there was no denying that, and probably no hiding it from Fiyori either, not if the girl was half as observant now and she'd been back in Cochise.

Fiyori was a divining rod for weakness; she could find flaws better than any MRI, any stethoscope, any food critic. She'd see Georgia Lee's posturing as hollow in an instant, and any attempt to just force her compliance would no doubt result in her bridling.

Something else was needed, something different; and lacking alternatives Georgia Lee tried empathy.

"Look, I know how crazy you're going, trapped in here, listening to that..." she gestured vaguely in the direction of the speakers "...that... that man list of all our friends who've died. I know how it feels, like you could've stopped it, like you've let them down..."

She met Fiyori's eyes, searching desperately in them for any sign of what the girl was thinking, of how she might be feeling. The stormy seas in her irises were as opaque as ever. Georgia Lee took a step closer, putting a hand on the girl's upper arm.

"Listen to me, Fiyori. There is nothing you could have done. None of this is your fault. I know you want to be out there, be hunting down Isabel or protecting people or... anything, right? Anything at all, which'd be better than being trapped in here with me, I know, but we're safe here, Fiyori. We've tried something and it's worked, and it doesn't make sense to give up on it now. "

Georgia Lee broke their eye contact, but didn't stop talking.

"You can't just run around killing people, Fi. Everything Isabella's done will catch up to her eventually, you can't just... just do that kind of thing without consequences, okay?"

She let go of the girls arm, pulling away. Her thoughts were on consequences, and her eyes were on anything other than the table to which Fiyori's glasses were taped.
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Riki
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Joined: July 7th, 2012, 6:39 pm

November 23rd, 2016, 2:13 pm #72

And as such, Fiyori was defeated. It was not the string of rational points and logical explanations. It was the simple gesture - the simple touch of Georgia Lee's hand on Fiyori's arm. It was the name she chose to call her - Fi. Danny used it, probably the most out of everyone. He used it, but now Georgia Lee called her 'Fi'.

Georgia Lee stepped back, and Fiyori did not know how to react. She stood, as if frozen, eye's locked on Georgia Lee's scalp just slightly below her.

She felt an urge. An urge to reach out on her own. To grasp Georgia Lee's arm and do something. She didn't know what she thought of, but she wanted to do something to caress the young woman in front of her. Fiyori thought better, and restrained herself. She would not show any affection, not like that, towards Georgia Lee. It was neither time nor place for it, and Fiyori could hardly imagine the girl appreciating it.

An uncertain smile appeared on her lips. It was kinda scary to think about it. Georgia Lee become surprisingly friendly, all things considered. And deep down, behind all the hunches and guesses, behind the suspicion and tactics, Fiyori found herself feeling some sort of genuine joy from Georgia Lee's existence.

Indeed, very scary. Fiyori thought, that if she had to describe it, she would have described her blossoming fondness as a flaw. As the fatal flaw. It was trusting someone as caustic as Georgia Lee that would break her, and Fiyori knew. And Fiyori could do nothing. Not anymore.

"...right. Right, of course. Still, we need plans."

Plans were good. They might just as well go to hell whenever they would be needed, but nonetheless it was true: planning is important.

"What will we do when we'll have to flee? You heard them, these danger zone. If we're not careful, this might get... well, dangerous."
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Ruggahissy: We are the law now and our law keeps the streets clean O_O
Kilmarnock: XD Good.
Kilmarnock: Yaaaay for being the law.

Kermit: I asked a kid who had a crush on me. But I pretty much only gave him a hug so I guess that wasn't nice of me
Kermit: My friends said I was rude not to have at least offered him a blow job
Kermit: Apparently that would have been the polite thing to do

SpiralAgnew: Here, have something sad-looking
Bikriki: I must add this to my collection of pics that show people crying.
SpiralAgnew: XD You actually have one of those?
Whirly: I was going to say "Ian, of course he has a collection like that. He's German."

cos frankly the idea of trying to turn all your straight female characters into lesbians amuses me hugely

Uno: You seem excited. did Bambi's mom get reincarnated as a bug you just swatted?

Skraal: would it be correct to say you've sucked on a lot of black ones?
TtMaR: They taste nicer
TtMaR: Better shape, too.
TtMaR: They fit neatly into your mouth,.

Bikriki: My hometown is not a very indication of my personality.
Bikriki: Because as far as I can recall, I am neither ugly nor full of minorites
Bikriki: Though I would not mind the latter.
Bikriki winks

Shangela: Facials for the greater good.

Shangela: I work you into climax, what happens afterward is none of my concern.
Wes: Says the world's most detached sexecutioner.

OH NO DECISIONS
CAN I AGONISE FOR ATLEAST 3 WEEKS CONSTANTLY CHANGING MY MIND??

Shangela: Did you stop high school genocide with your cock, Sansa?
Sansa: yes yes i did
Sansa: sunshine and happiness wasn't working so i had to take drastic measures

Wes: Welcome to SotF chat
Wes: Your weekly forecast: Nipples n' butts, if the pattern holds

Ruggawork: Yeah Aloha was a zygot with a keyboard shoved up his mom's uterus

<WES> Riki would never say or do anything sexual. He is a flower of innocence and purity.
<WES> If he was heroin, he'd be blue magic

Ruggahissy - Today at 11:10 PM
When I was 10 a kid kept calling me "Victoria's Secret" so I chased him, knocked him down and then stomped on him
He stopped
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frogue
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Joined: January 10th, 2015, 3:44 am

November 28th, 2016, 1:22 am #73

She wasn't wrong.

As safe as this place was, it wouldn't be safe forever. There was a clock counting down the time they'd left, it's hands moving not with a "tick-tock" but a "drip, drip, drip" as their water supply dwindled, sip by sip. Eventually they would have to move, Georgia Lee couldn't see a way around it.

Still, the last thing she wanted was to dwell too much on the water issue. It had occurred very quickly to her that two days' water for two people was four days'n water for one person, and if she'd come to that conclusion she didn't imagine Fiyori was all that far behind. No, extensive discussion of the water issue was certainly not in their interest, but it also wouldn't do to not have some sort of plan for egress in place. They wouldn't be here forever, and the last thing Georgia Lee wanted was to be caught with their pants around their ankles, when the time to move finally came.

It was for this reason, then, that the mention of the danger-zones was a godsend.

"You're right," she said, and tried not to smile.

Giving Fiyori affirmations was a dangerous path to walk down. She needed above all for the girl to keep seeing her as useful and necessary, and if Georgia Lee was constantly pointing out all Fiyori's good plans, the other girl might very quickly come to the conclusion that she was capable of making it on her own. This was not a conclusion Georgia Lee wanted her reaching.

"We know what time we'll find out, right? It'll be pretty much first thing in the morning when they announce everyone who's... you know, who isn't here any more. We know it'll be pretty light, which means you won't be quite as blind, which is good. We know we're in the cafeteria, right? And we know that's in a zone with the library, just the two of them. That's a small area, so we know there isn't likely to be a whole lot of other people fleeing at the same time, don't we?"

Georgia Lee scratched at the nape of her neck with a nail bitten to nothing, pausing to let herself think.

"Look, I think we need to stay inside. It keeps us out of sight, it means everything's generally close enough that you can actually see it, and if we do run into anyone not-so-nice..." she gave a little shrug "...you know, they're gonna be within shovel-ing range."

These were thoughts that had been percolating in her brain for more than a day, now, but giving voice to them made them so much more real, so much more concrete. These weren't just hypotheticals anymore, no longer ifs and maybes and somedays - this was a plan. Here in their little castle it had been easy to pretend what was going on outside wasn't happening, that it wouldn't happen to them. It had been awful in here, of course, but Georgia Lee wasn't so naive as to think things couldn't be much, much worse without the protections that they'd put in place here.

"This has worked though, right? The barricades, I mean; they've kept us safe, right? If we have to... when we have to leave, we should do this again. The first room we find where the number of heavy things is greater than the number of doors, we shut ourselves in there and we stay put."

She concluded her plan with a nod, more confident than she really felt.
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Riki
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Joined: July 7th, 2012, 6:39 pm

November 28th, 2016, 6:58 pm #74

"You are right."

In hindsight, or perhaps had she been removed from the situation in any way, Fiyori would have revolted. Revolted to see how many times she had said those words. 'You are right'. She said them to Georgia Lee Day, and she said them so often. And often, she meant them. Even with the anger and the sheer hatred building up in her, Fiyori found herself agreeing with her.

And, Fiyori noticed, she wasn't even sure if she really did. Or if her voice just did what it was doing, and the rest of her followed suit.

Still, among all the emotions she felt. Among all the sensations she experienced, she could locate another feeling. No, actually it wasn't a feeling. Really, a mere motion of her body. A physical act. She could laugh, giggle, or chuckle. And she did so. After Georgia Lee's 'shovel' comment, Fiyori let out a light chuckle. She found it amusing, or perhaps she did not and just thought she did. She chuckled, though, and for some reason it made the insanity seem more normal. More acceptable, even if only for that moment.

Fiyori stopped. And when she did, she realized a little tidbit.

"So we'll stay together? Right? Yeah, you know... it's odd, but I am kinda glad about that. I've grown fond of ya."

She would have nearly said 'I wish it would have happened sooner'. But that would be a lie.
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O G042 Aileen Aurora Abdallah - Pair of MMA Gloves, Golf Club & Table Leg -
B059 David Zimmer - Sabre -
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SnoopDommyDommmy: specialist subject in Mastermind is "History of Defecation in Wrestling"

Ruggahissy: We are the law now and our law keeps the streets clean O_O
Kilmarnock: XD Good.
Kilmarnock: Yaaaay for being the law.

Kermit: I asked a kid who had a crush on me. But I pretty much only gave him a hug so I guess that wasn't nice of me
Kermit: My friends said I was rude not to have at least offered him a blow job
Kermit: Apparently that would have been the polite thing to do

SpiralAgnew: Here, have something sad-looking
Bikriki: I must add this to my collection of pics that show people crying.
SpiralAgnew: XD You actually have one of those?
Whirly: I was going to say "Ian, of course he has a collection like that. He's German."

cos frankly the idea of trying to turn all your straight female characters into lesbians amuses me hugely

Uno: You seem excited. did Bambi's mom get reincarnated as a bug you just swatted?

Skraal: would it be correct to say you've sucked on a lot of black ones?
TtMaR: They taste nicer
TtMaR: Better shape, too.
TtMaR: They fit neatly into your mouth,.

Bikriki: My hometown is not a very indication of my personality.
Bikriki: Because as far as I can recall, I am neither ugly nor full of minorites
Bikriki: Though I would not mind the latter.
Bikriki winks

Shangela: Facials for the greater good.

Shangela: I work you into climax, what happens afterward is none of my concern.
Wes: Says the world's most detached sexecutioner.

OH NO DECISIONS
CAN I AGONISE FOR ATLEAST 3 WEEKS CONSTANTLY CHANGING MY MIND??

Shangela: Did you stop high school genocide with your cock, Sansa?
Sansa: yes yes i did
Sansa: sunshine and happiness wasn't working so i had to take drastic measures

Wes: Welcome to SotF chat
Wes: Your weekly forecast: Nipples n' butts, if the pattern holds

Ruggawork: Yeah Aloha was a zygot with a keyboard shoved up his mom's uterus

<WES> Riki would never say or do anything sexual. He is a flower of innocence and purity.
<WES> If he was heroin, he'd be blue magic

Ruggahissy - Today at 11:10 PM
When I was 10 a kid kept calling me "Victoria's Secret" so I chased him, knocked him down and then stomped on him
He stopped
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December 10th, 2016, 7:42 pm #75

((Olivia Fischer continues from I'd Say That I've Had Worse Days, but Then I'd Be Lying))

Even with her bags hugging her back, and her clothes covering her body, Olivia felt cold, naked as she walked down the hallway to the cafeteria. Maybe it was only the wet fabric seeping heat from her. Or maybe it was the fact that hairs stood on the back of her neck, and she had no one with her, and she would have no one with her to tell her that everything's OK, that no one, no classmate or 'friend' was watching, eyes scanning her, waiting to raise their weapon and end her in one strike. She had no one, and she would have no one. And, that wasn't fine, but it was her reality, and she had to adapt to it.

As she'd briskly walked away from Bernadette, from her sanctuary, she had noticed a map of the asylum, and among other rooms was a potential jackpot. The cafeteria.

She highly doubted she'd find mashed potatoes and gravy in there, or something like that, but vague half-facts about honey not spoiling, thoughts of water flittered in her mind as she walked towards the cafeteria, and with that, thoughts of returning to her room.

The doors were closed shut, she noted as she walked towards the room. She found it a bit odd, even though half the doors in the wards were shut as well. When she thought of abandoned buildings, she usually thought of the doors as being wide open, rooms exposing themselves to the elements and to any wanderers, foreigners wishing to explore. It felt like a nice passage, like something to write in her notepad, some middle line to a middle stanza to a poem she'd never get to write in her notepad, her confiscated notepad that had been exchanged with a lobotomy pick-

She closed her eyes, stopped right before the doors. Enough of that. She'd done enough worrying in her room. All she'd need to do is find some supplies in this cafeteria, and she'd be set.

And with a push, the door thudded.
V6 Characters:
G062 - Olivia Fischer prayed a thousand prayers in Ye Not [37/107]
Previous Threads: S?gl?pur - Until all our yesterdays are lighted fools... - the way to dusty death - a concrete cave - I'd Say That I've Had Worse Days, but Then I'd Be Lying - Get Me Away From Here, I'm Dying - Until Then, You Are Free - Cast in the Name of God
Memories: Sometimes when we reach for the stars...
Weapon: Lobotomy pick.
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V5 Characters:
Dead:
B045 - Juhan Levandi - An Estonian wanna-be journalist with a fear of the dark who wanted to bring them all down in Non, Je Ne Regrette Rien [18/152]
Weapon: Party Bag (contains a noisemaker, party hat, two single-serving bags of candy, and a Hotwheels car)
Pre-Game Threads: Wiping All Out - Quixotic
Previous V5 Threads: Despair - The Real Folk Blues - The two people in the distance were Paulo and Becca - Mischief Managed - Sleeper Cell - Tell No Tales - So, How Was Your Day? - And I'm Not Sleeping Now - Intermission - Glass - A Manic Depressive Named Laughing Boy
G067 - Carmina Maliksi - A Filipina car junkie with a /slight/ obsession with Korea and Japan who has finished things up (somewhat) in Red as Blood [139/152]
Weapon: Non-Functional Flamethrower (left in the Clubhouse)
Previous V5 Threads: Finding Center - Wish I Could Breathe - The Visionary
Memories: Offended?
B054 - Oscar Trig (adopted from Greg the Anti-Viking) - An artist who desperately needs a pencil, paper and a cigar and thought with his heart in Fumble [76/152]
Weapon: Binoculars
Pregame Threads: Taking it to the Streets
Previous V5 Threads: Waking Up at the Beginning of Time - Steadier Footing - Handoff
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Ruggahissy Me: *on my hands and knees picking up beads* Conner: I'M A BACK PACK *LATCHES ONTO MY BACK*

*** Gianni joined #sotf
22:27Muu GIANNNNNNNNIIIII
22:28Maraoone hai gianni
22:28Gianni MIIIIIMMMMIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIII
22:28Gianni Hey Mara!
22:28Gianni Sup guys?
22:28Maraoone Not much. About to get off soon
22:29RuffDesperado gross
22:29RuffDesperado tmi
22:29Maraoone ?
22:29Gianni LOL
22:29Muu LOL AW
22:29Maraoone NOT LIKE THAT

12:18DuckyBWe're like Urban Dictionary, except we only turn incredibly classy things into deeply disturbed sexual deviancy.

10:09Dom"excuse me I would like to order a giant dildo to beat someone around the head with"

11:46NaftBacon, pick up your breasts. They keep hitting the floor.
11:46NaftJeez.

07:52MoonlightDriveat least
07:52MoonlightDriveyou didn't get RIC FLAIR'S TURGID OLD-MAN COCK
07:52MoonlightDrivefor your forfeit name

09:31Gianniwell, the Mississippi is the Democratic Republic of the Congo to Alabama's Republic of the Congo

09:40ShangelaDemonic slumber parties always have cute plastic slides.

12:38ChainmailleAddictI am so square that I have 89 degree angles.

19:14DeamonThis is way more semen talk than I expected at 11:15am
19:14Mumuit's 6am here
19:14Mumusemen for breakfast yall

20:47KalopsiaBioshock Infinite can jam a fork in its metaphorical urethra

11:37WesIn some ways, the sex undies were part of all of us, all along.

11:08Naft"The carbon-coated steel flayed a little due to the erosion from the lubricant, but Gavin paid it no heed."

21:43*** Medic joined #sotf
21:43MedicYarrrrh.
21:44Maraooneugghhrhghrsrh
21:44MedicYes

18:23MaraooneDeath by dildo. That would be fun to put on the wiki.
18:23OhmWhich I don't regret giving to Vahka
18:24MedicI mean didn't someone trip on a vibrator and drown in v4?
18:24--- Namira is back
18:24Namirayaaaaaaaay
18:24Namira...
18:24Namiradat context
18:24NamiraI MEAN
18:24NamiraYAY
18:24NamiraI FINISHED MY FIRST EXAM
18:24MedicYaaaaaay
18:24NamiraNOT YAY FOR DILDO MURDER
18:24Ohm
18:24MedicnO IT'S THE LACK OF DILDO MURDER THAT SADDENS ME

Loretta - Today at 8:21 AM
i wa nt to eat necroplush dick now

Zee - Today at 5:00 AM
roasts Aloha
Aloha - Today at 5:00 AM
winces at heat
Kyoko Sakura-chan - Today at 5:01 AM
Wait, that's not how you roast Aloha
Here's how:
Espi - Today at 5:01 AM
saves Aloha with a bucket of cold water
Kyoko Sakura-chan - Today at 5:01 AM
In Hawaiian, Aloha means "Hello" and "Goodbye," the latter of which is appropriate considering how fast his V6 cast died

Pancapples - Yesterday at 12:38 PM
What is the record for shortest time spent between orgasm and death?
Ekanselttar - Yesterday at 12:41 PM
:thinking:
&#128375;man's control - Yesterday at 12:41 PM
I dunno but there was this guy who masturbated 42 times in a row before he died of dehydration
Pancapples - Yesterday at 12:41 PM
In-game, I mean.
&#128375;man's control - Yesterday at 12:41 PM
oh

jimmydalad - Today at 1:42 AM
Also, how much protein and stuff is in human meat?

Professor Fether - Today at 12:46 PM
Also now you've gotta do me.
Zee - Today at 12:46 PM
oh bby
The Homeless Beard(e) - Today at 12:46 PM
I do you, you do me.
Tell me when you get here how serious we're being.
Cause I will go in.

Ruggahissy - Today at 1:30 PM
I dont know if v6 had an all beige girl or boy
Aura? - Today at 1:30 PM
The streak is broken?
Ekanselttar - Today at 1:31 PM
if you streaked would that count as all beige? :eyes:
Ruggahissy - Today at 1:31 PM
No

Vole dog yo bro - Today at 10:24 AM
to be fair
rolle don top - Today at 10:24 AM
looks cross
Vole dog yo bro - Today at 10:24 AM
i thought a fleshlight was like
rolle don top - Today at 10:24 AM
I'm innocent
not pure
Vole dog yo bro - Today at 10:24 AM
a sexy flashlight up until now
Lolo - Today at 10:24 AM
SFH?SDIHTGEWSAIPTHEWAIUT
rolle don top - Today at 10:24 AM
ok Yugi is more pure than me
I at least knew it was a sex toy
Zee - Today at 10:24 AM
how would you make a flashlight sexy, I'm curious
Vole dog yo bro - Today at 10:24 AM
well like
a flashlight you would use in sexual intercourse
like
Lolo - Today at 10:25 AM
WHAT
Vole dog yo bro - Today at 10:25 AM
shine a light up the butthole I guess
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Character Pimping Pledge (stolen off Kami)

For v5v6, I have come to a decision. To help lessen character pimping, I have vowed not to talk about my characters, any characters closely related to mine, or any threads I've been involved in, in any of the following places:

- Chat
- General Discussion thread
- TV Tropes
- Random Thoughts
- Anything else I missed

I am not allowing myself to talk about anything relating to my characters or scenes I'm in unless they are brought up in conversation by another handler. I am not allowed to use my characters' names OOC or mention anything relating to that character until another handler mentions them. This is not currently in effect for pre-game; these self-imposed rules do not apply until v5v6 starts. However, they will be in effect the second v5v6 is announced. When one of my characters die, escape, or are otherwise removed from the game, these rules are lifted for that character, and I am free to talk about that character as much as I want. However, the others will have to wait until they too are out of the game.

Private Thread Pledge (Stolen from Toben)
Let's show that private threads aren't necessary! I pledge not to start any private threads (EDIT: EXCEPT FOR THIS ONE THREAD IM SORRY) on island in V5v6. If I started a thread, you are welcome to join it.
"Mara was a mistake." - Cicada, 2017
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frogue
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Joined: January 10th, 2015, 3:44 am

December 15th, 2016, 8:44 am #76

"Yeah," said Georgia Lee, "yeah, me too."

She gave a wan smile, then turned, her back to Fiyori.

Georgia Lee could feel the importance of this moment, as keenly as she might have felt sun on her skin, or the rush of wind through a car window. She supposed this was what might be called a crossroads, though to her it felt more like a tightrope, with one wrong step all it would take to plunge her down, down into a yawning chasm of consequence. The momentousness of the stakes were dizzying, and for a moment Georgia Lee almost felt physically unbalanced.

She collected herself.

It was clear, or seemed so at least, that the hand of friendship was at offer here. What was clear was whether it was genuine, and since that could not be determined, how she should respond.

Fondness for someone, in Georgia Lee's book, in no way implied any level of trust or loyalty. After all, she was endlessly loyal to her sisters, yet Georgia Lee's heart didn't hold a fragment of fondness for any of them. No, even if Fiyori was telling the truth (and indeed, that was something Georgia Lee was not finding any easier to determine as their time together continued) that didn't make the girl even slightly less dangerous, even a little less of a threat.

There were two possibilities here, and neither was particularly attractive. If Fiyori was being sincere, the goodwill she was feeling now only meant that she'd be more volatile if she discovered the bad faith Georgia Lee had been acting in. If she wasn't being sincere, on the other hand, this was simple emotional manipulation, and the fact that Fiyori saw the need for that showed exactly how much of a peril she remained for Georgia Lee.

No, she concluded, this didn't change anything. Regardless of how Fiyori might have felt, or what was going on behind those giant, insect eyes, Georgia Lee was no safer. Nothing had changed. She still needed to prove her value to Fiyori, and she was still confident that, fond or not, the second she ceased to have value Fiyori would turn on her like the mantis she was. However much affection the other girl might or might not have for her, Georgia Lee doubted it was enough to override her desire to survive.

She would stay her course, uncorrected. Her attitude to Fiyori would remain one of careful observation and distrust, her guard would remain up, and her secret weapon, the other girl’s glasses, would remain where they were, taped to the underside of a table. It was already too late to turn back.

“And if it ain’t broke, don’t fix it, right?” she affected an accent stronger than her own, a poor imitation of her mother. It was a favourite saying of hers, and one that Georgia Lee detested; an excuse for never trying to improve anything or even to maintain it, a mantra that dictated you would only ever take action to help yourself when things became so bad as to be fundamentally non-functional. The words were like tree sap in her mouth.

“We’ve kept each alive so far, haven’t we? I don’t see any reason to change that up…” Georgia Lee’s words were interrupted by a banging from the door. Her thoughts stopped too, her breath with them and had she not known better she’d’ve sworn that her pulse stopped as well. Georga Lee stood, stock still, frozen like a rabbit in front of a truck as the door clattered against the barricade.

It was a single push with what seemed like little force behind it, and the barricade held. She stepped backwards, moving with a pained, glacial slowness, and whispered in Fiyori’s ear, her voice so quiet as to be practically silent.

“Keep quiet. Don’t move. They’ll think it’s locked and they’ll keep walking.”
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December 15th, 2016, 8:47 pm #77

And it was like that that she answered. And Fiyori could feel something. A tingling sensation in her nose. Something she knew had no physical origin. She would have said that she couldn't put her finger onto it. But then she put her finger on the tip of her nose. And the saying seemed nonsensical.

It was, essentially however, still true. She expected some sort of answer, because she had to. And she wasn't sure if she was to be happy or sad or even mad about it. A mix of all three, Fiyori guessed, scattered across the few moments she would still experience.

Fiyori was about to say something, but then a loud thud interrupted Georgia Lee. Her ally paced backwards, and Fiyori herself felt frozen for that moment. Listening, waiting for another, and louder thud. God forbid, perhaps to see who was behind the sound.

Georgia Lee moved to whisper in Fiyori's ear. She could not make out all of what she said, but she got the gist. Stay quiet, and wait. Wait till they, he or she or whatever, go away. Leave them alone. Fiyori felt that was idiotic. But then, she also felt kinda, in a very strange way, vindicated.

To simply wait, perhaps a good idea but not the best. She would need to cover. They would need to cover. Fiyori squatted down, and once closer to the ground, she gave a quick glance to GLD. If the barricade broke down, then it would be best if they didn't end up in the intruder's line of sight.
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cos frankly the idea of trying to turn all your straight female characters into lesbians amuses me hugely

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December 16th, 2016, 5:31 pm #78

Georgia Lee sank to the ground, her body mirroring Fiyori's even as her face reflected a fear that was very much her own.

She met the other girl's eyes under the table, through a forest of chair legs, but whatever help or reassurance Georgia Lee might have hoped to find in those deep blue pools was nowhere to be seen. Clearly, if the girls were to make a plan here it would be Georgia Lee's own.

With fingers that felt thick and clumsy, she lifted her head over the scratched and pitted surface of the table and fixed her gaze on the door that had so disturbed them. It was stilled now, without a single sound coming from behind it, but it seemed to radiate a menace that was palpable and cloying. It shouldn't be so silent, should it? In the room it was so quiet that Georgia Lee's short, stolen breaths sounded deafening in her ears, yet he hadn't heard a single footstep in the corridor outside.

They should've just tried the door and kept moving, but they hadn't. Whoever it was who'd tried to get inside was still out there, was perhaps still trying. Someone was there and they weren't going away and they were trying to be quiet, and the only reason you try to be quiet is if you don't want someone to hear you and if they were doing that it was because they thought someone was in here and if they thought someone was in here and they wanted to get in and they didn't want the people inside to hear them then it seemed like a reasonable conclusion that maybe they didn't have the best intentions and if their intentions weren't the best then it was very, very, very much in Georgia Lee and Fiyori's interest that this person not find them.

She let her panic-widened eyes drift sideways and swallowed a scream as they came to rest on two shapeless, olive drab forms sprawled across the tables.

"The bags!" she mouthed at Fiyori, who stared back at her with blank incomprehension. Georgia Lee jabbed a finger in the direction.

"We need. To get. The bags." she shouted silently, as her heart beat a tattoo inside of her ear.

Fiyori stayed motionless, either unable or unwilling to respond. With a headshake of disgust and disappointment Georgia Lee pulled herself back to her feet and made her way, torturously slow, to where the bags lay on the table. Every footfall was a gunshot, every creak of a floorboard a brassband and she winced with every step. She could feel, literally feel herself sweat, feel the pores open like gaping mouths and soak her clothes under her arms, down her back and behind her knees as she pictured over and over the door bursting open and a hail of bullets ripping through her abdomen, pictured skin and muscle and bone and organ ripped to shreds, pictured her eyes flickering closed as Fiyori and her parents and the Columbia recruiters all looked on and said "what a shame, what a waste".

That she kept herself from trembling as she stuffed their strewn possessions bag into where they came from was perhaps the greatest triumph or Georgia Lee's will in her life. She left the bags unzipped, not wanting to add further unnecessary noise, and pulled a strap over each shoulder, tucking the bags under her arms to stop their contents from moving about. With her head, she gestured towards the kitchen.

Would they be safe there? They'd be safer, and right now that was all she could aspire to.
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December 16th, 2016, 10:52 pm #79

What was Georgia Lee thinking? She had mouthed something at Fiyori, though she could not understand it at first. She got it when she pointed at the bags, asking - ordering really - Fiyori to fetch them.

Fiyori was, however, somewhat reluctant. She raised an eyebrow. Noticed it, but didn't bother to hide her bemusement and her bewilderment. No, that was just no the best idea. She could see it happening. Hear it happened, rather. She would crouch over, making the floorboards crack, hitting her head on the edges of the tables. Maybe she'd trip over the junk on the floor and fall over. Would make way too much noise. Practically a guarantee for whoever was outside that there was someone inside.

And that they saw fit to not answer, after all.

Georgia Lee wasn't deterred by Fiyori's unwillingness, because she was Georgia Lee. Fiyori had to admit, she was impressed when GLD managed to skip over to the bags, and managed to fetch all her stuff without any of it falling down. Well, she'd better not think of that too much, that would just be tempting fate.

She gestured for them to move to the kitchen - again, because she was Georgia Lee and Georgia Lee would not be halted by Fiyori's concerns, unvoiced or not.

Still, Fiyori agreed. Had to, she felt. She was unsure she would manage to move with as much grace as GLD did, but now she had to try.

She crouched. She crawled. And, much to her surprise, and if entirely in her own opinion. She managed to sneak better than Georgia Lee. More silent. Swifter, even.

That is, until she stopped. Her eyes wandered across their horizon, and stuck tightly under a table. Something that necessitated more attention. More than the intruder, more than her bags, and more than Georgia Lee.

Fiyori looked over to her. She waited. She mused. And then she went for her glasses.
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Ruggahissy: We are the law now and our law keeps the streets clean O_O
Kilmarnock: XD Good.
Kilmarnock: Yaaaay for being the law.

Kermit: I asked a kid who had a crush on me. But I pretty much only gave him a hug so I guess that wasn't nice of me
Kermit: My friends said I was rude not to have at least offered him a blow job
Kermit: Apparently that would have been the polite thing to do

SpiralAgnew: Here, have something sad-looking
Bikriki: I must add this to my collection of pics that show people crying.
SpiralAgnew: XD You actually have one of those?
Whirly: I was going to say "Ian, of course he has a collection like that. He's German."

cos frankly the idea of trying to turn all your straight female characters into lesbians amuses me hugely

Uno: You seem excited. did Bambi's mom get reincarnated as a bug you just swatted?

Skraal: would it be correct to say you've sucked on a lot of black ones?
TtMaR: They taste nicer
TtMaR: Better shape, too.
TtMaR: They fit neatly into your mouth,.

Bikriki: My hometown is not a very indication of my personality.
Bikriki: Because as far as I can recall, I am neither ugly nor full of minorites
Bikriki: Though I would not mind the latter.
Bikriki winks

Shangela: Facials for the greater good.

Shangela: I work you into climax, what happens afterward is none of my concern.
Wes: Says the world's most detached sexecutioner.

OH NO DECISIONS
CAN I AGONISE FOR ATLEAST 3 WEEKS CONSTANTLY CHANGING MY MIND??

Shangela: Did you stop high school genocide with your cock, Sansa?
Sansa: yes yes i did
Sansa: sunshine and happiness wasn't working so i had to take drastic measures

Wes: Welcome to SotF chat
Wes: Your weekly forecast: Nipples n' butts, if the pattern holds

Ruggawork: Yeah Aloha was a zygot with a keyboard shoved up his mom's uterus

<WES> Riki would never say or do anything sexual. He is a flower of innocence and purity.
<WES> If he was heroin, he'd be blue magic

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He stopped
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December 18th, 2016, 7:56 pm #80

Were she from somewhere else, Georgia Lee wondered, would this be harder? In many ways Kingman had been an island, and as strange and alien as this new place was there was a certain familiarity to it, too. As the island rose out of the sea, so had Kingman risen out of the ocean of the Mojave, an endless, primary-coloured expanse of waves and sky and serpents.

She'd seen a snake in the flesh only once, when her father had pulled up by the side of the road to point one out. Georgia Lee recalled being confused and scared and entranced, all at once. It's body had moved about in ways she couldn't comprehend, seeming to bear no relation to its actual progress across the ground, but its head had stared fixedly forward and in its unwavering gaze she'd seen a singularity of intent so utter and all-encompassing that it had left her in awe. Georgia Lee, for many years, had defined herself by her focus and ambition, yet she never felt she'd wanted anything as much as that snake had seemed to want whatever it was it had been slithering towards.

That same look of reptilian purpose that Georgia Lee had fancied she saw in the rattlesnake's eyes she saw again now, as Fiyori crawled inexorably toward where her glasses had been hidden. Had been, for it seems they were hidden no longer.

Georgia Lee marshalled her thoughts, stringing together justifications and excuses and pleas, even as her right hand, concealed by the doorway of the kitchen which she now peered around, tightened about the handle of Fiyori's shovel.
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