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> Follow them into the lab.


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> Go with Rosa into the lab


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EVENTS:

Curie blinks twice.

Curie: "Statement does not follow laws of causality. Travelling backwards in time is not possible.

Still. Data input request accepted. Initiating recording."




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Rosa pushes the lab door open, finding it unlocked, and is greeted by the same oppressive darkness. The dangling body twitches slightly at the intrusion, but otherwise the room is deathly still. A low, scratching sound can be heard echoing in the distance.


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> Activate Bolt Head. I know I have night vision in there somewhere.
Or failing that, shark senses.


Wed May 30, 2018 12:41 am
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"It's possible, not in the way that you are thinking of - we do it all the time in our memories...

OPERATOR 'Klimt' would like to convey the following mission-critical pieces of information:

1. OPERATOR-552 must keep her mental faculties about her under any circumstances whatsoever. We have already lost team members to infiltration of foreign Mold following field upgrades. Integrity of the processing substrate may be hard to maintain, but should be a primary goal.

2. OPERATOR-552 is to ensure her own survival before that of mission-secondary units such as 'Klimt', which do not carry information which will prove relevant for the survival of humanity.

3. OPERATOR 'Klimt' is proud of you, values you, and loves you very much - like his own sister."


Wed May 30, 2018 1:18 am
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>Vine [Support Rosa]

Be prepared to
Protect [everyone within range]
Meatshield
Defend


If damage taken, immediately
Regenerate the damaged part
Princess [Rosa].


Wed May 30, 2018 2:17 am
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> If anything jumps at us, be prepared to puppet it away.


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While the others stay on guard against any unseen attackers, Rosa activates her night vision systems. The laboratory suddenly lights up in faint crimson, infrared light giving her a rough estimate of the shapes of nearby objects.

Stillness, mostly. The few life support pods that were lit up before now sit open and empty, stasis fluid having long evaporated. Suddenly, there is a faint movement in a corner, and a shrill beep makes everyone jump.

Molly: "Mmm hmm, that should be long enough~"

Rosa sees a manipulator rise up behind a set of shelves, meat cleaver in hand, then quickly come down. There is a dull chopping sound, and a muffled scream. Afterwards, a knife being sharpened, and fleshy, unpleasant noises, which are soon drowned out by cheerful whistling and humming.


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Curie looks straight at klimt, pupils narrowing and dilating repeatedly in a rather unsettling manner.

Curie: "Scan complete. Instructions acknowledged. Recording OPERATOR Kli-"

She suddenly starts and blinks, looking around confusedly.

Curie: "Klimt? You, you shouldn't be here. This is my birthplace. Is this a dream? No- It has to be a memory, but - you weren't there. You couldn't have been there. Computing solutio - PROCESSING ARRAY UNAVAILABLE. ERROR."

Curie frowns and places her hands on her temples, causing her upper torso to topple forwards. She hits her head on the cube, though thankfully Klimt's hand is there to soften the impact.

Curie: "You're here. I don't understand, but somehow you are.

I... Acknowledge, what you're saying. Logically, I do. Considering my previous function is now obsolete, those are acceptable replacement parameters. And - You'd never praised me so openly. It feels, warm.

But - As a sister? I, I don't understand. I, don't, want to accept. Why?"


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> Ah good, she's here. Approach.
"Molly, we've returned for a moment."


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"Our personalities are melting in the Mold. You could probably reach some of my memories too, but I wouldn't advise it. It might damage your impression.

As for why I can't respond in kind to what you feel... I am grasping almost blindly at humanity. Human restrictions and taboos come as part of the package. There was a reason for these things.

We are too closely related to be more than that, if it makes any sense. Now that we're aware of the more tangible bond that is shared, it can't be contaminated with anything else."


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>Stay close to Rosa.

Vine [Support Rosa]


Be prepared to
Protect [everyone within range]
Meatshield
Defend


If damage taken, immediately
Regenerate the damaged part
Princess [Rosa].


Thu Jun 07, 2018 12:58 am
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EVENTS:

As Rosa approaches, she can see Molly more easily. The tankgirl is standing beside a steel surgical table, slowly cutting off the limbs from some sort of half-melted, deformed zombie. Another manipulator extends from her body, shining a flashlight onto the girls.

Molly: "Oh, hello again! Malia, Eigla, and...?"


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Curie's eyes narrow, dashing from side to side as she scans her own mind. Her hand shoots forwards and grabs Klimt's arm, pulling him close and making him lose balance. Their foreheads touch.

There are a few moments of silence, then Curie lets go, and starts retching, trying to empty her nonexistent stomach. She breathes heavily, then lets herself drop down, defeated.

Curie: "You were right. I, should not have seen it.

Judith. I did not know. I could not have known. Was it just - I, I store studies about this. Separated siblings, a lack of familiarity inhibition... Was that- Was that all there was? Just, a psychological anomaly? I-

I don't know, Klimt. I am confused. They never told me I'd have to deal with this. They never said I would have to. I couldn't-"



There is a long pause, and a pained sigh.


"I hope, you manage to become human again, Klimt. This unit has tried, and failed. I won't hinder your efforts anymore."


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"Rosa. Your semi-assistant. I got remodeled a bit.
Do you have a tarp? We would like to do some transporting through the rain.

Hm. What, are you dissecting?"


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>Embrace Curie and whisper into her ear.

"They never wanted you to become a full person, and yet I think - actually, I know - you are. We're all going to make it, sister. Humanity is our choice."


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> Stand by Rosa, remain on guard


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