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Re: The Vigil
« Reply #60 on: May 20, 2009, 03:29:29 AM »
(assuming no interjections).

The medic breaks a small flask, and waves it under Dex's nose.  The smell quickly wakes Dex up.  The medic then proceeds to hold up fingers and ask Dex a series of questions. 

Meanwhile, security guards and police form up around Rev. McDougal, and try to get him off the stage.  "Gentlemen, please.  I'm alright thanks to these good people.  You need to be seeing to the people around here."  He waves his hands.  "Make sure they get to their cars safely."

"Sir, we can not leave you with no guards, not after this attack," says a man who, by the strips on his jacket, indicates that he has some rank. 

"Lt. Samuel, do you believe there is still a threat?"

The Lt. nods, to which McDougal says, "then leave two of your officers." 

Theira, your heightened sense indicate that there are a few other people in the shadows, but they seem to be here to support Rev. McDougal.

Once everything is settled, Elijah McDougal comes over to the three of you.  He asks the medic to leave, then says to Theira and Bruce, "I take it that you were at the game?"  (assuming the affirmative).

"There are things we need to discuss my friends.  Will you join me for some dinner?"

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Re: The Vigil
« Reply #61 on: May 20, 2009, 03:33:03 AM »
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"I would be honored to join you. I too think there is much we should discuss."  Their will say to Elijah.  Theira will shake a little as she remembers the vision she had. It is barely visible.

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Re: The Vigil
« Reply #62 on: May 20, 2009, 04:08:57 AM »
Does 'the three of you' mean Theira, Bruce and Dex? Or who?
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Re: The Vigil
« Reply #63 on: May 20, 2009, 04:11:45 AM »
(Yes, it includes the recently revived Dex).
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Re: The Vigil
« Reply #64 on: May 20, 2009, 04:16:13 AM »
Dex

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While your body collapses to the stage, you feel your awareness, your anger, your rage, your frustration lash out at the woman.  Those around the woman see the stage floor begin to ripple from Dex's body, the ripples gaining speed as the move toward the woman.  Suddenly the floor beneath the woman explodes.  (NOTE: Only Bruce and Theira see the ripples).

Bruce back steps from the growing ripples, moving away as the floor explodes.

The woman, who was prone, is not so lucky.  Shards of the flooring rip through her prone body, spraying blood around the stage.  While conscious, she can barely move.  Her abdomen and back are bruised and bloodied, and you can see bits of the stage sticking out of her arms and head as she tried to stand up.  She says, "Lord, heal your servant," and you see the wounds starting to close.

Just how conscious was I for that? In other words, how aware am I of what happened and to what degree, if any, it connects to me?
There's some stuff that happened in the last minute or so that really bad wants to be called hallucination... but there's a fair amount that can't be shrugged off, too.

Speaking of which, where's Johnny Flame? And how's his shirt look?
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Adder’s fork and blind-worm’s sting, lizard’s leg and owlet’s wing.
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You put your left foot in, you put your left foot out...
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Re: The Vigil
« Reply #65 on: May 20, 2009, 04:32:33 AM »
(You remember you head hurting.  Then you remember seemingly to travel across the stage to strike the woman.  As for Johnny Flame, he is sitting on his blanket alone, sorta staring into the distance.  You seem to remember that there were people with him.
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Re: The Vigil
« Reply #66 on: May 20, 2009, 05:07:39 AM »
BTW, yes I'll go with him.

So.... in other words, I'm not really aware that I did anything beyond punching the woman.
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Re: The Vigil
« Reply #67 on: May 20, 2009, 05:25:33 AM »
Bruce

Bruce is still amazed at the experience he has just had where he saw himself, seemingly on autopilot perform moves out of somekung-fu movie. With the rippling he saw and the woman healing such severe injuries, things are getting pretty surreal for Bruce

"Yeah, erh, I was at the game.......are you ok Sir?" he asks the reverend.

Am I losing it? Or am I really still in the hospital and this is all a hallucination from some brain injury?  he wonders

"Sure, I'll go to dinner, but I'm here with some friends. I better let them know whats going on so they dont worry....they're big fans of yours! he says with a smile.
Look at me still talking when there's Science to do.
When I look out there, it makes me glad I'm not you.
I've experiments to run, there is research to be done
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Re: The Vigil
« Reply #68 on: May 20, 2009, 04:28:55 PM »
Noting that Dex may have to clean up, Rev. McDougal calls one of his assistants to call Muse and explain the situation, and that Rev. McDougal will personally see that Mr. Kennedy has proper medical care. 

He looks to Bruce, "by all means, make your farewells to your friends."  When he hears that they are fans, he adds, "they should be fans of God, not me."  He was about to say something, but then changes his mind.  "Let me come and make your apologizes."

Before joining Bruce, he looks to Theira, "where are my manners, I'm Elijah McDougal, and you are?"

"I met Mr. Kennedy earlier," and looking to Dex, "and I must say that I am pleased that you were the one who took this," he thinks for a moment, "gig."

To both Theira and Dex, "my assistant will make sure you are taken care of until my return."

He then joins Bruce, "and to you I apologize."  He reaches out to shake Bruce's hand, "I'm Elijah, and you are?"  (my assumption is that you give him your name).

You walk over to Cathy and Kira, and the Elijah addresses them, "ladies, I apologize but I have need to speak to Bruce.  I will have some of the flock come over and make sure you get home safely."  Cathy is starry eyed now that Rev. McDougal has spoken to her personally.  Kira, has eyes for Bruce.

"Bruce, what you did was wonderful!"  She reaches over and kisses you on the cheek.  "I understand that the Rev. wants to talk to you personally.  Give me a call later though."

They gather up what they brought, and their other friends.  McDougal calls over some men, and tells them to escort the ladies home.  Before they leave, he looks to Cathy and Kira.  "I hope you will attend services this Sunday."

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Re: The Vigil
« Reply #69 on: May 20, 2009, 05:12:29 PM »
When Elijah returns with Bruce, Theira and Dex have been shown to a stretch limo.  Elijah and Bruce enter, where upon Elijah calls the Driver.  "Take us to the Ranch David.  Call ahead and make sure that there is something for dinner." 

After hanging up the phone, Elijah looks to you, "we are safe in here.  It is completely private.  There are also some drinks if you like."  Chuckling, "there is no alcohol, but your welcome to the colas, water or fruit juices."

"I assume that each of you was at the game a few days ago.  Something happened there, and I am not sure that it was of God if you know what I mean.  Whatever happened unlocked something in each of us."  He raises his hand to stop any protest.  "I saw your speed," he says as he looked at Bruce.  Looking at Theira, he adds, "and the way that you deftly dodged people as you moved toward the stage."  Then looking at Dex, "and you," he says with is eyes wide, "how those small items flew at Denise, and then how you blew up part of the stage."

"I'm sure that you noticed that some of the people in the audience were also showing what could only be described as miraculous manifestations."  Again, he attempts to prevent interruption, "now, our Lord said, 'this and more will you be able to do,' but I'm not sure if this was the intent."

He shakes his head, "but all is within the plan of God," he says with his hands peaked for prayer."

"What happened at the game was bad, but I fear that this will be worse.  TV cameras caught a lot of this, as did private people.  If not on TV, what occurred, Denise glowing if nothing else, will be across the internet in hours.  The world is about to change, and fast."

"A few of my parishioners have come to me with their struggles, and after tonight, I have come up with a plan.  I want to gather whoever I can, and together, with God's help, try to learn how to deal with these unlocked gifts of God.  I saw tonight that you have good hearts.  Where others stood gripped in fear, you three took up the call to stop a wrong.  Will you join me?"
"I have feelings about you, not for you!  There's a big difference! "
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Re: The Vigil
« Reply #70 on: May 20, 2009, 06:47:57 PM »
Dex


"Um... Reverend, I'm flattered and all, but.... are you sure you've got the right guy? Those 'small items' flew through the air because I threw them. And I blew up the stage? I think that part happened while I was unconscious. I don't claim to know who did it or how, but I missed it."
"I'm just a stagehand and a sound guy, Reverend. When Security couldn't be there I tried to stand in their shoes, and I sucked at it. Maybe not as badly as no one at all, but that doesn't mean I did anything special either."
"I won't say I'm not a miracle... but no more so than every baby ever born, no more so than the cotton in your shirt."
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Re: The Vigil
« Reply #71 on: May 20, 2009, 11:57:54 PM »
"I've seen some seriously strange stuff in the last few days. I don't mind sayin I don't have a good explanation for any of it. But so far the only weird ability I seem to have is this uncanny knack for being in the wrong place at the wrong time."
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Adder’s fork and blind-worm’s sting, lizard’s leg and owlet’s wing.
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You put your left foot in, you put your left foot out...
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Ooo Eee Ooo Aaa Aaa, Ting Tang Walla Walla Bing Bang.
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Take the lime and the coconut, and drink them both together.
  - Traditional potion formula

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Re: The Vigil
« Reply #72 on: May 21, 2009, 12:07:03 AM »
Bruce

Bruce garabs a diet cola and sips on it thoughtfully as he listens to the Reverend speak, then Dex. He nods along at what Dex is saying, especially at the "doesn't mean I did anything special" part.

After Dex finishes Bruce speaks up. "Look, I don't really know what I did, I was just heading up to the stage and then it was like I was watching myself take that woman down. All I do know is that things have been pretty emotional and strange since the game......and tonight I saw some things that really weirded me out....a woman dissappearing and some guy that had all these coloured globes move around him. Im sure I'm not the only one who saw that, so your dead right about it being all over the news soon.

You say you can help me...er us, deal with whats happening? What do you have in mind?"
Look at me still talking when there's Science to do.
When I look out there, it makes me glad I'm not you.
I've experiments to run, there is research to be done
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Re: The Vigil
« Reply #73 on: May 21, 2009, 03:30:27 AM »
"Dex," says Elijah, "I felt what you did.  Even now I can feel something about you, trying to move.  The same for you Bruce.  God has awoken something in us, and we must learn to live with what is happening."

"I know it does not feel real.  It still does not feel real to me, but you saw how my words mesmerized those at the vigil.  I may be persuasive, but not I have never controlled them as I did this night.  Though I may not show it, it scares me.  Yet that is not the only thing that scares me.  What frightens me even more is what happens will happen when people start to realize that there are humans who are demonstrating miraculous powers."

Theira, as he speaks, you indeed start to see visions. People bowing to individuals as new saviors.  Persecution as witches.  Families divided.  Murder of those deemed unclean.
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Re: The Vigil
« Reply #74 on: May 21, 2009, 03:56:52 AM »
Dex

"Well Reverend, I suppose you wouldn't do what you do if it weren't that you have a knack for pulling core truths out of confusion."
"I won't claim to know whether I did anything, or what, or how. That doesn't mean I don't believe it, it just means that I'm okay with starting ignorant and adding as I go. But regardless of who did what, or who awoke what, one thing is guaranteed. In some of us at least, a lot of people who were at the game it seems, something has been changed, 'awoken' you called it. And regardless of what it is or where it came from, we're all gonna have to learn a whole lot really fast on how to live with it. Which of us do weird stuff and which don't ain't the point anymore."
"We all saw people doin crazy stuff. Again. I'm not talkin about the stuff you can't explain, I'm talkin about the stuff that's all too familiar and all too human. The rage. The killing."
He closes his eyes. "People goin crazy and killin each other in ways and for reasons even they don't understand. Behold your future, boys and girls. We'll be lucky if this ain't a typical day by this time next year."
"That's what we gotta stop from happening. Everything else is gravy."
Eye of newt and toe of frog, wool of bat and tongue of dog.
Adder’s fork and blind-worm’s sting, lizard’s leg and owlet’s wing.
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You put your left foot in, you put your left foot out...
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Ooo Eee Ooo Aaa Aaa, Ting Tang Walla Walla Bing Bang.
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Take the lime and the coconut, and drink them both together.
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Re: The Vigil
« Reply #75 on: May 21, 2009, 05:08:41 AM »
Bruce

Sits back sipping his cola and thinks for a while.

"Dex, I agree with with what you're saying and we do have to stop this madness from happening.....but I think exactly who does what will come to be an issue. As soon as this becomes public,  I'll tell you what will happen. You can bet that the government are going to want to know exactly what is going on.....You won't be able to snap your fingers without some agency having a file as thick as a phone book on every 'awoken' person that has used their ability in public. I'll bet you before long there will be registered lists of 'awoken' people, then licenses and restrictions on what people can and cant do......you can also bet if the government wants these folks controlled, they will have their own 'awoken' people in order to accomplish it! People like them....er...like us.....will be monitored, spied on, regulated and......."

Bruce's voice trails off from excited to aprehensive as he adds ".....and I don't want to be put or a list....or dragged into some sort of lab to be experimented on! I'm in!"
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Look at me still talking when there's Science to do.
When I look out there, it makes me glad I'm not you.
I've experiments to run, there is research to be done
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Re: The Vigil
« Reply #76 on: May 21, 2009, 06:47:16 AM »
Dex

"Well yeah, there is that. If I ain't got the patience to do the same old job in the same old place to the same old schedule 40 hours a week for years on end, I sure as hell ain't got the patience to be government test subject number 341A. I'd end up hurtin somebody."
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Adder’s fork and blind-worm’s sting, lizard’s leg and owlet’s wing.
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You put your left foot in, you put your left foot out...
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Ooo Eee Ooo Aaa Aaa, Ting Tang Walla Walla Bing Bang.
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Take the lime and the coconut, and drink them both together.
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Re: The Vigil
« Reply #77 on: May 21, 2009, 11:24:39 PM »
Theira

"We got to do something or else there will be chaos.  Witch hunts, people worshiping those with powers , all sots of things"    I say softly after seeing the visions.

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Re: The Vigil
« Reply #78 on: May 23, 2009, 02:22:20 AM »
Elijah looks to Theira, "do you have visions?"

"You are right Ms. Hastur.  There will be chaos, and," he turns to look at Dex, "I have no desire to be a experiment or put into an internment camp until they figure out what is happening.  That's why I want to find people, bring them together, and try to keep our abilities hidden."

The phone rings.  "Yes...there is what...," while still on the phone, "Bruce, could you turn on that television and turn it to channel 3?"

On the TV, there is a special report.  The voice of the reporter describs the attack at the vigil, but the image on the screen show the people.  In the main frame is the woman who was attacking Elijah, first glowing with light, and then black light.  But in the lower left hand corner is a woman, and it is snowing around her.

"This has just gotten worse."
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Re: The Vigil
« Reply #79 on: May 23, 2009, 03:03:34 AM »
Bruce

"This is all getting really crazy, really fast....How many people can do these sort of things? Is is just those who where there at the stadium?"

He turns to the others and shrugs his shoulders, sighs and with a resolute tone says "So...
what are we going to do about it?"
Look at me still talking when there's Science to do.
When I look out there, it makes me glad I'm not you.
I've experiments to run, there is research to be done
.....................on the people who are still alive.

 

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