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Post by melodiousmysteries on Tue Feb 06, 2018 11:27 pm

Sliet handed the blade back to Anderson with a sigh. "Yeah right. I'm fine." She said, her posture tense. "you didn't shit your pants, did you?"
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Post by Kazukedud on Tue Feb 06, 2018 11:31 pm

At the mention of the remains of droids, Kat felt her stomach twist in discomfort, not wanting to think about what they'd find. "We should clear this out then, before we stop to research, make sure things are locked down."Singer only grunted in agreement.

Anderson glowered, resisting the urge to kick her. She seemed less than okay. "No, that was nothing compared to seeing your ugly face in the morning." He smirked, but his mean expression fell and he nudged her shoulder gently. "Come on, I'll watch our backs." He told her, dropping behind a bit as they headed deeper into the old facility.

The facility held no more of the strange humanoids as they went along, remaining empty and dusty, but neat and intact. Several locked down steel doors accounted for this, but Kat easily disarmed the mechanics of them. When they entered the holding cell, re-powering the lights, and uneasiness settled over the three.

A wide white room spread out before them, with a airtight dome in the center, one-way glass surrounding the enclosure, full of tables and instruments. Kathrine swallowed at the memories, feeling weak; too tired to feel any more rage, but came up beside Sliet, worried for her. Kat wrapped Sliet's hand in hers, squeezing gently, unable to imagine what the other must be feeling if she remembered.

Along the outer edges of the room, there were pods; similar to those aboard the ships, and doors to freezing containment cells, and numerous file cabinets, and old, terminals, some of their old screens miraculously online.
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Re: Future thing

Post by melodiousmysteries on Wed Feb 07, 2018 12:27 am

Sliet felt ill at the sight of the room, the dome making her uneasy. She quickly squeezed kats hand back before slipping away to one of the terminals. She reached out to the machine with a shaky hand. Touching it gently and trying to will it to give up whatever information it posessed.
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Post by Kazukedud on Wed Feb 07, 2018 9:28 am

Kathrine trailed after the other, watching her try the terminals. She wasn't sure she felt up to accessing them, not wanting to loose anymore of her energy; her neck still felt sore, a sign she wasn't healing quickly, so she decided to let the other have a go at it herself. She glanced at the pods locked into the walls, feeling sick, wondering sadly if she should even look. Maybe there'd be someone she knew, maybe some of the Ashly models she hadn't caught, but she knew she wouldn't, the chances were so low, and so many of the Fairweather droids had been executed before they'd had a chance to die in the aftermath of their world. And Terra and Ruth were gone, long gone. Yet something held her back from looking. She'd already let go... as least she'd tried, but she felt like checking would crush her all over again. She hadn't seen Terra go, not like Ruth; in her arms, like Otifer; still in his chair. She'd heard the gunfire, had known as she escaped that she and Sliet had only escaped, only lived because the other had been fighting, dying for them. Yet she'd sat on the frozen rooftop of the center with her radio pressed to her ear, waiting every night, trying to numb herself with the cold and Otifer's good rum. The only thing she'd found to ease the pain was Sliet and Alex; their little smiles and hugs, knowing they needed her, but it still hurt, now, in this place. She swallowed, deciding it was time, and slowly walked over to the pods and storage units.

Singer walked around slowly, examining the strange room, but not sure what to look for; the droids seemed to know what they were doing, anyway; she stood by the door and kept lookout.

As Kat walked up to the lines of pods, she found most were empty, but there were locks and glass over some, their contents shaded.
The blond seemed to find something then, and put her hand over the glass, freezing and stepping back, as if confused or frightened, before her hand gripped the lock and she spoke up, her voice breathless and shaky with startled, joyed laughter. "S-Sliet- Sliet-" She got out, struggling over her words. "Sliet can you disengage the lock? P-pod C-8!" She told the younger, her eyes full of tears as she shook, glancing back.
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Re: Future thing

Post by melodiousmysteries on Wed Feb 07, 2018 10:49 am

Sliet looked over her shoulder at Singer by the door. She didn't like the idea of the officer guarding the door to this particular room while she was in it. She glanced up in surprise at how excited kat sounded, trying to persuade the computer to do as she'd asked. "What is it?" She called over, at the same time searching for that same information in the data.
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Post by Kazukedud on Wed Feb 07, 2018 11:34 am

"I think it's Terra-" She replied, her voice little more than a sob, pulling the lock open as soon as it clicked, commanding the machine to disengage with a few taps, trembling where she stood until the machine let out a beep, and the lights along the side turned green. She was careful not to disrupt it, but didn't wait as she opened the sleeper door and caught the other as she slipped through into Kat's arms, her form unconscious but very much alive, dressed in only a pale smock and shorts, her dark curly hair tangled and loose down her back and she crumpled into the blond.
Kat knelt, holding the other against her chest, speechless and tearful as she brushed the other's hair back from her face, laying a shaking hand against her dark cheek, as if she might fade away, just feeling the other breathe against her as she cried, trying to speak. "Ter? Can you hear me? I'm here, I-" She trailed off in a sob, rocking a little and trying to wake her friend, her mind spinning. How could this be real? After all this time "Terra, please wake up, It's Kat, y-you're safe, I've got you." She assured, pressing her forehead to the other's, trying to reach her somehow.

When the brunette's eyes fluttered slightly, she gazed up at the other in a confused daze, reaching up to touch the other's face, no less confused. "...Kat?" She whispered. "What're you doing here? I-I told you to run."

Kat shook her head, not even sure how to speak, just so relieved to see her, to touch her, to know she was okay. She tugged Terra closer, cradling her and still crying. Terra gently wrapped an arm around the other, lost and not sure why the other was so upset. "It's ok, Kat, it's alright..." She soothed, trying to get a bearing on their surroundings. She felt worry when she saw three others she didn't recognize, all still in this place. Where was the little one? What had happened? Kat just kept hugging her and crying.
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Re: Future thing

Post by melodiousmysteries on Wed Feb 07, 2018 11:47 am

Sliet moved cautiously over to kat as the woman fell out of the pod, leaning over the two as terra woke up, dark hair falling over her shoulders. "Whoa." She breathed, staring wide eyed at the two.
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Post by Kazukedud on Wed Feb 07, 2018 12:01 pm

Terra tried to sit up, but found she had no energy, and just slumped against Kat's arm gently. "H-Hey, calm down, what's going on, are you okay?" She whispered, reaching up to brush the tears from her eyes, but Kat just caught her wrist and held her hand to her cheek, entwining her fingers and holding it gently. "O-oh, god, so much, Terra." The blonde replied, laughing, joy and love clear on her face as she sniffled. "I missed you so much, but I'm okay now."
"M-missed me? Kat, What is this? Who as these people, what's wrong?" Did you come back for me?"
She asked, looking up at Sliet.

Kat sat up a little, transferring what little energy she had to the other, not caring what it did to her.
"I thought they killed you, Terra, it- it's been almost thirty years."
Terra looked at her in shock, barely remembering, let alone understanding.
"That's Sliet, she's the little kid you saved, isn't she so tall now?" Kat smiled proudly at the other, her face still full of joy. "And-And Alex, and, I-I have so much to tell you, but it's ok, I-we'll figure it out." She tried to assure.
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Re: Future thing

Post by melodiousmysteries on Wed Feb 07, 2018 2:06 pm

Sliet reached out her hands, touching each of them on the arm, splitting half of her energy between the two. She smiled at the mention of her name, getting up once she was done to give the two some space and went back to chacking the computers.
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Re: Future thing

Post by Kazukedud on Wed Feb 07, 2018 5:30 pm

Terra looked overwhelmed at the information, but nodded weakly in thanks as the two gave her some energy, uncertain of her situation, resting her head against Kat gently and listening and watching as the other spoke, still taking things in as she looked around the room and clung to Kat, not fully understanding but glad the other was here for her. She remembered remnants slowly, of her last waking days, before she'd shut herself down into stasis to protect herself and the information about Kat and the others, but how had it been so long?

Kathrine was slowly getting ahold of her emotions, feeling like she couldn't hold onto the other long or tight enough. But held her gently, forgetting the rest of the world for a few moments, kissing the other's forehead before burying her nose her shoulder.

Terra found herself glancing at Sliet, something important at the edge of her memory as she tried to put it together. "Th-the kid? That's her? She's Miras..." She trailed of, looking at Kat.
"Y-yeah, we figured it out, that's her kid."
Terra shook her head, trying to get a handle on her memories. "No... Mira, she, she's here too, they had her in stasis when they questioned me." She informed, looking at Sliet. "I-I don't know if she's here, but you should check the-the pods, if theres others full, be careful, there's weaponized droids, too." She told Sliet and Kat, her voice soft with weariness.
Kathrine looked shocked at the other's words. "Are there other Fair Weather Helpers?" She asked, but Terra only shook her head. "I don't know, I put myself in stasis once I realized I couldn't escape. I'm sorry, I should've tried harder... I just wanted to protect you, I thought it was over for me."
"No, no, I should've come for you." Kat protested, breaking into tears again.
"No, that would've been stupid, this isn't your fault, you survived, and now you're back, you did good." She encouraged warmly, hugging the other.
Kat helped the other gently to her feet, having to steady the Terra's legs seemed to have trouble working, and she leaned on Kat helplessly as they walked over carefully and slowly to meet Sliet at the pods.



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Re: Future thing

Post by melodiousmysteries on Wed Feb 07, 2018 11:31 pm

Sliet looked up at the mention of her mothers name. It had been a long time since they'd actually talked about her. The last time would probably be when she had come back from her solo adventures in the federation forever ago. She'd long since come to terms with the fact that she would never see her again or ever really know the woman. But now... She threw open a couple of drawers in the desk, retrieving two markers and tossing one to Anderson. "Andy, pick an end and look through the pods, mark all the ones that have people in them." She instructed, pointing him towards one end of the row of pods and running for the other herself. She froze at the fifth or sixth pod she'd marked, staring at the familiar face, dumbstruck.
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Post by Kazukedud on Wed Feb 07, 2018 11:59 pm

Anderson listened to the three women speak, feeling sorry for Kat and her companion, but glad they'd at least found each other. What he wouldn't give to see Lilla again. He pushed the thought aside, though, trying to keep up about what they were going on about. He expected to see Sliet react with excitement, or relief, or something, but she seemed focused on her task, still.
"No. No you are not calling me that, don't." Anderson said, shutting his eyes and sucking air in through his teeth as he fist up in protest at her nickname, snatching the marker out of the air, following the other to begin checking and marking the pods; feeling a little uneasy at the sleeping forms inside. "Sliet, you heard me? No." He glanced up to tell her, but saw the look on her face as she stared into the pod, and walked over. "Is that her? Your mom?"

As the two marked the pods, Kathrine and Terra stood back. It wasn't a bad idea; they could investigate and get the others out once they had a plan, and a safe path out for the exhausted droids. Yet Kat watched Sliet with worry as she stared into the pod, feeling an inexplicable sadness and happiness at the same time. She'd finally have her mom. Mira had been a lovely, caring woman; once they reunited, she was sure it would be good for the other. And she was happy, overjoyed that the woman was alright, another survivor, another friend okay. But somewhere, she felt a sadness that made her sick with guilt for even feeling it. She loved Sliet with all her heart, she'd done her best to be a mom for the other, someone understanding and supportive like her own parents had been, but she knew she'd never quite been that to Sliet; she'd been an annoying older sister at best; and a stuffy, cold teacher at worst. She would've given her life for Sliet or Alex or Ashi the moment they needed her, but she knew deep down she wasn't cut out for being a parent; Sliet had grown up angry, she'd hurt people, she'd even fled her; Alex grew up timid and stifled, and no matter how much love she'd given Ashi, she seemed to push the other farther away with every hug. She was so proud of them in different ways, but she'd failed them in others. She couldn't help feeling a sense of loss, knowing Sliet would have her real mom at her side soon. But those thoughts were selfish, and she pushed them down, heading over to Sliet, rubbing the other's back and smiling, happy for her and feeling warmth and relief at the sight of Mira's face. "She's gonna be ok - you wanna wake her up?" She asked softly.
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Post by melodiousmysteries on Thu Feb 08, 2018 10:13 pm

Sliet nodded to Anderson without taking her eyes off of the pod. She stood perfectly still for a long time, suddenly unsure what to do. She should be ecstatic and be trying to get her mother out as fast as she could like Kat had done for Terra, but she didn't. It was oddly surreal. "I... don't think so." She said quietly, still not looking at the others.
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Post by Kazukedud on Fri Feb 09, 2018 10:11 pm

Terra looked surprised, but Kat nodded. "Okay, we'll make it safe and get a proper welcome ready for her first, alright? Its okay if you need some time." She assured, still a little tired, but curious of the others and she walked along the rows.

Terra shifted on her feet, sore and stiff and muddled, but things were gradually coming back to her. "There's an Ashly droid in there, half grown, I would unplug it." She warned, gesturing in a broad swath, not fully sure which pod it was in.
Kathrine blinked, looking up, but not turning around or responding, suddenly looking a little stiff.

Kathrine looked over the pods, and got a little rigid as she looked into the pod holding the girl; a familiar sleeping face looking back at her.

"Did you ever catch her? Ashly?" Terra asked, uncertain of Kat's change in posture, but the other didn't answer. "Kat? Did you?"
"...No... she... I looked but.. she was gone, I-I think." She muttered noncommittally.
Terra watched the other in worry, confused."There should be a switch near the back, or cords under that panel." Terra tried to inform helpfully.
"Uh... yeah..." Kat replied, but didn't move from her spot.
"Here, I'll show you."
"N-Nah, I got it." She blond knelt quickly and opened the panel, but felt like her head was spinning, and stood back up instead of tearing the cables out, looking down at the girl again.
"Kat? You ok?"
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Post by melodiousmysteries on Fri Feb 09, 2018 10:51 pm

Sliet looked over to Kat curiously finally looking away from her mother. What was an Ashley? She stepped over, away from the pod to look over Kats shoulder, recognizing the face in shock. Hadn't they left Ashi behind?

After her quick glance at the person in the pod she checked the number of the pod, rushing back to the console to try and open it. "Kat! we need to get her out!" she shouted, distressed.
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Post by Kazukedud on Fri Feb 09, 2018 11:00 pm

Kat took two steps forward and grabbed Sliet's arm, hauling her back. "No! No, do not open it. That isn't Ashi- She's...Its..." Oh god, how was she going to explain this? To either of them? "No... just, hold on, I need to think..."
Terra looked in bewilderment at the two, her heart racing. "Kat? Maybe you should sit down..." She breathed, not sure at all what was wrong with the other or what was going on. She looked up at Sliet, trying to explain. "Ashly is a droid model; Kat hasn't told you about it?" She questioned, uncertain. "She's a full robotic, a rogue AI who replicates into clones, like that one... We were hunting them before-"

"Terra- I... we need to talk about this, somewhere else, it's complicated." Kat pleaded, cutting her off. But where else? If Terra saw Ashi before she explained...

The brunette looked at her friend in confusion. "O-Ok... Ill just.." She leaned down to take care of the wires, but looked up in shock as Kat caught her wrist almost forcefully.
"Leave her. Please. I cant..."
"Kat, what's going on?" Terra asked, pulling back, not sure what was happening. Her?
Kathrine swallowed, sitting back to look at the two. "Terra, a...a lot has happened. After I lost you, I kept trying to follow her, and I almost found her; she was headed south, but, she left behind one of her daughters in a tavern. She- Something went wrong with her; she looked seemed more human, and she wasn't like the others, she wasn't growing like them, and she way maybe two, I-"
Terra watched the other, narrowing her eyes as she listened. "Kat, they aren't human..." She warned, as if they'd had this fight before.
"No- I know, but I... She's different, you'll see, she's not like the others, she acts like a person, she grew up with us, she doesn't know, she's harmless." Kat tried to assure, looking more and more stressed, unable to meet Terra's eyes.
"You kept it?" Terra whispered in horror.
"HER. She's a her, and she's a person, don't say it." She snapped, then tried to relax. "Her, Ashi. She's a person." She defended. "I know this doesn't make sense, but please, you have to trust me."
Terra hesitated but nodded a bit, not looking convinced.


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Re: Future thing

Post by melodiousmysteries on Thu Feb 15, 2018 8:01 pm

Sliet watched to two talk with growing confusion, backing up to stand with Anderson. None of this made sense.
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Post by Kazukedud on Thu Feb 15, 2018 10:30 pm

Anderson looked at Sliet as she moved beside him; noticing how disoriented she looked; this had to be a lot. uncertainly watching her for a moment, he reached around her upper back and brought his arm around her, trying to offer her some support.

Terra reached out and Kat took her hand, the two standing up together, when Kat noticed the others expressions. She lowered her eyes uncertainly, not sure how to explain any of this to Sliet, let alone this information being brought up to Ashi. "Ashi... Is human, Sliet, you know that, she's a droid from a different background, and she turned out human, that's all. She's still her, she's still your sister, and she doesn't know, because she more than anyone needs a sense of normalcy. Okay? If we bring this up to her, its only going to hurt her. I wanted to give her a chance to grow up like a regular kid; not thinking she was a monster, I just wanted the best for her." She tried to explain, feeling just as uncertain, but sure Sliet would understand.

Terra listed to the other quietly; she was still trying to wrap her head around this whole situation, let alone the specifics of the bot Kat was attached to.

Singer waited patiently at the door, still wary as she listened to the others; they seemed to know what they were doing, but she stood nearby encase she had to interfere.
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