Role-Play Indigo Frey

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  1. Dolentrean

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    If looks could kill the scowl on Conner's face would have carved though stone. He couldn't believe the words the stranger was saying. “She was chasing me! Of course I fucking grabbed her! The fuck would you have done? And what the fuck you think I was doing behind that dumpster?!? I was walking to the fucking pub across the street when your buddies there started shooting up the place, of course I took cover you damned moron! I don't have a gun, its not any of my damn business, the fuck you expect me to do?” He spat the words like venom.
     
  2. Nevermore

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    A begrudged scowl crossed Johnathan's face as he realized this man had a point. He'd've grabbed her too if she'd been chasing him. He wasn't going to say so, as if he even had the chance to say anything with Conner going off on his swear filled rant. "'Lright, 'lright, calm right da hell down. Quite da gotdamn mouth on ya, huh? Never heard s'many fucks in a rant before. Keep it down though, no tell'n who's still out there lookin'. Sorry," he gestured to the glaring red spot on Conner's jaw, "Just tryin' ta watch 'er back." He gestured at LaCroix with a thumb, though he couldn't say why he was trying to protect a woman that had shattered his nose.
     
  3. Paladin_girl

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    LaCroix raised an eyebrow; part of her wasn't convinced by the man's story. It was too clean, too full of... anger? The captain snorted inwardly. She had only just realised that she was keeping a tally of the number of 'fucks' their angry captive had. She made no comment, for Fielder's voice seemed to do enough speeches for the three of them. However, her eyes had darted across the stranger's form quickly, instinct bothering her more than the supposed chivalry that Streaks had attempted to ooze. Yup, he was looking at her back, her legs, above her legs... that whole area in fact. And above it.

    But what was it about this stranger that didn't fit? Certainly wasn't the bluing language. The thought would be tossing over in her head until she slept.

    'If you're both done actin' like a couple of fishwives, I just wanted t'know what you were doing there. I wasn't plannin' on hurtin' you. Can't say much for the Incredible Hulk next to me, but we just wanted to ask some questions. Soon as that vehicle was overturned, you high-tailed it. You're too smart for the crew on the Firestar, but you don't seem to belong to this bit of red.' She kicked the red soil gently, stirring up the dust as if it made her point. 'Wasn't tryin' to scare you or anythin'. Just wanted to know if you were going to peep to the authorities about this little tryst.' A guilty crease beside an eyebrow showed little delight in her actions, but she still remained businesslike.

    Goddamn it. She'd need a bath after this.

    'If y'are, then I'll pay you to schtum it. It's none of your business, as you pointed out yourself. If you're not... I guess I'd wanna know why. The authorities'd reward you for peeping about this hootenanny.'

    Her mouth had already become dry. She had never spoken so much – nor had she intended to. It was discomforting. Maybe that was the mud down the back of her neck.

    And a cigarette would help.

    Or ten.
     
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    Conner's face was still filled coated in bitter malcontent but his jaw loosened as he listened to the people speaking to him. He glanced from one to the other as they spoke, trying to get a read on them, the girls attitude pissed him off almost as much as the man who had struck him, acting like she wanted to handle things civilly after she had taken to chasing him down the street. The situation was as much a result of her action as her buddies brazen attitude. As the finished he reached up and touched the welt from where the man had struck him. It stung, but not overly bad.

    “Alright... I hear you.” He lowered his hand. “Sorry about the language, I've been having a less than perfect day so maybe I'm not as articulate as I would like to be.” There was sarcasm in his voice, but not much, and what was there wasn't near so bitter as it had been a moment ago. “And, this might sound crazy to you, being shot at, chased down, and punched in the face don't typically help my mood. But I suppose I can't fault you for suspicion.”

    he spat on the ground. It was clear, no blood. He sighed and again examined the two strangers before him. He had to admit the idea of some hush money sounded appealing, but he pushed the thought out of your mind.

    “Nah...” He said slowly, “I'm not talking. But don't get to thinking I'm doing you any favors” he added, sharply. “You don't have to be the gun-toting type to dislike the lawdogs, I've got no love for their sort so I'd rather not go out of my way to do them any kindness.”
     
  5. Paladin_girl

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    LaCroix studied his face for a moment; there was little to trust just on his say-so, but then she wasn't exactly going to contract his words with blood. The thought made her smirk vaguely. The idea was as vapid and useless as his promise was – but she didn't want another reason to hurt the guy. What was the point? Then again, part of her did twinge some relief that the man didn't take a bribe to stay quiet.

    That was how she'd know that he wouldn't.

    And was that... sand going down her back?

    The Captain shuddered and cursed.

    She didn't nod or show acknowledgement of his decision. Shoving her hands into her pockets, she sighed quietly, jabbing a thumb behind her.

    'If that's the case, that vehicle was your doing, wasn't it?'
     
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    Johnathan remained silent for the exchange, brooding silently with his arms folded over his chest. He was becoming uncomfortable because of his clothes, especially now that they were stained with sweat and dirt. The captain would be much more comfortable whenever he managed to get to his ship and lose the unbearable clothes. He cursed to himself. Because of the wrecked ship, the authorities would probably have the dock locked down for god knows how long. His crew would kill him when he got back. He had screwed them royally out of a golden deal just to chase a woman whom he was pretty sure wanted to kill him. He regarded her curiously, wondering why the dangerous prospect was suddenly appealing to him. Streaks shook his head to clear away the thought before turning his gaze to Conner. So this man was a hacker, huh? Only way to explain his ability to crash the ship. He wondered if it was going to be possible to ever meet normal people again. Some how, he had managed to find two very unique individuals right off the bat. Well, he thought, at least my death won't be for a dull reason.
     
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    Conner stared blankly at the girl standing before him for a moment... two moments, as if he was trying to process what she just said. His eyes narrowed ever so slightly as he looked at her, ignoring her companion.

    “That vehi-... What? Just... what? How could that possibly be my doing?” He kept his eyes locked on her, trying to keep his face a look of confused frustration. He let out a tired sigh, “No.” He said bluntly as if recovering himself from the shock of the accusation.
     
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    LaCroix retained her poker face, resisting the urge to smirk, turning away and waving her hand in slight dismissal.

    ‘Yeah. Whatever.’ She paused a moment. ‘Point is,’ she added, ‘you think you can tell that to the Blue-boys? You were there – they just might wanna fiddle your crannies the wrong way ‘til they figure you out. Jus’ warnin’ you to be careful and all that, Lawless.

    She chuckled humourlessly, but her tone clearly enjoyed the nickname that she had gifted him.

    ‘Have a nice ride. I have one to catch.’ She eyed Fielders suspiciously, ‘And no. Not you.’
     
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    "I ain't said nothing," Streaks said with an exasperated sigh, raising his arms just above his shoulders as he shrugged. He offered Conner a finally glance, somehow not believing the man, before turning and walking out of the alley. The captain rolled his shoulders slowly, once again reminding himself of how uncomfortable he was in his clothes as he walked. He turned to LaCroix with a smirk, "'Lthough, you should't write me off so easily, 'ever know what'chur missing."
     
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    Conner rolled his eyes at mans comments and glanced around. "Well, if were done here." he said sarcastically, "I think I might just go find a more hospitable place to spend my night. Have fun doing whatever it is you people do."

    He turned and started walking out... He had to be very careful now. His presence on the planet was known. He would have to contact his current employer and let him know some things would have to be changed if they wanted the software to work without suspicion.
     
  11. Paladin_girl

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    'Sure I do,' LaCroix said, a little too easily, 'just ain't worth missin'.'

    The captain paused a moment, looking over her shoulder to peer at the hacker's retreating back. It was hard to bullshit a professional bullshitter. She gave a shrug. There'd be a next time with someone like that.

    Part of her didn't like the idea of how it would happen.

    She had journeyed back to the docks, only to find red lights bleating at every port side. Thanks to what security had diplomatically dubbed “certain incidents”, every ship was grounded for the night. Peering at Indigo with a look of discomfort, the captain leaned against the window, folding her arms, dotting the glass with her forehead, leaving a muddy stain against it.
     
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    Johnathan had followed LaCroix back to the docks, not sure what else to do and curious why she would return to the hotspot so soon after the incident. He was surprised to see the docks mostly cleared and the affairs of people returning to normal. It was as if a ship had never crashed in the center of the place after a random shootout in the middle of the day. Damn'd idiot, he cursed to himself, still remembering how the guy that had attacked LaCroix had done so in broad daylight, like he was some kind of mafia hitman in a movie. It was just stupid, which made him feel all the prouder for having knocked the man senseless with a plate. A stupid weapon used against a stupid man. It seemed fitting.

    When LaCroix stopped he decided to lean against the wall, letting his gaze sweep out over the docks as he waited. He saw her ship, as well as a few others that would be grounded until the next day. Damn, his crew was going to be pissed he delayed them so long... Wait.

    "'Ey," He tapped LaCroix on the shoulder and pointed out across the docks, "What's missin'?" His voice was full of concern as his eyes darted to and fro up the line of ships parked there. Something wasn't right. They shouldn't have been able to take off, not with the lockdown in place. "You seein' what I'm seein'?"
     
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    'Dunno,' LaCroix said, 'what am I lookin' at?' She didn't move to look immediately, but the roar of engines had made her curious. Before, the air seemed as still as the Gap that their ships sailed through.

    She eventually lifted her heavy head, peering at Streak's fingers tapping on her shoulder before she looked at him with a brusque glare. She slowly turned her eyes to peer at whatever-the-hell-it-was that had jumped the other captain into motion.


    His ship had gone.

    'Huh. So … looks like that happened.' LaCroix's calm betrayed her amusement. 'You wanna enlighten me on where it went or should I just assume that your peas n' carrots decided to hop it with your plate?'
     
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    "Gotdamnit woman," Johnathan cursed and stomped his foot on the dock, "Dis ain't a matter to be jokin' about! That bastard. He musta convinced the crew to take off an' leave me behind, all so they'd get paid! Rat bastard, money grubbin', shit fuckers. Mutiny! Dat's what dis is. Gotdamn mutiny." He stomped his foot several more times. "I'm stranded on dis rusted hunk of rock."
     
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    LaCroix raised an eyebrow, the man's bellows all but breaking her eardrums, his imperious rage seeming tear into anyone that glanced at him, even for a second. The art of subtlety was definitely not his speciality. The Captain decided to help him with that, watching the tail-lights of Streaks' one-and-only disappear into the starry abyss.

    'Well, what are you gonna do about it?' It was strange to remain so calm about it, 'You're just gonna stand there and scream at the glass?'

    She looked away from the man to peer beyond their protective trap, eyeing the Indigo as if it were a stranger to her.

    'Why would they mutiny against you? They that fed up of seeing that colossal junk?' she gestured vaguely at his backside.