This day just kept getting better and better. Found our way into a stairway headed down, but then something in the air started freaking out the trolls. Candy decided she wanted to find a new exit, and I hadn’t thought to peek at a map on the way in. Point her to where I thought a hallway should be, and she opened it up.
Drekking hell that gun is loud.
Not a hallway, but a room with a flatliner. Chose to believe that the poor sod was corpsed before we arrived. It’s a hospital. People die in those all the time.
We hopped out into the Actual hallway and found ourselves surrounded with people scrambling abouts. We grabbed and occupied a gourney, just in time for some kind of tear gas to start pumping in. Wrapped my face up in the blanket to keep the gas out. It doesn’t work too good on account of the thread count starting with a decimal point.
Ride went sideways, and I got pulled into an elevator. Stupid idea. Very stupid idea. Tried to convince Rend to turn back, but between the gas and the cloth I couldn’t get shit out.
I know we stopped a couple times, and things seemed less crowded, but the third time the door opened, we were hit in the face with fresh air and sunlight. And the sound of a helicopter.
I think nobody probably noticed though, as I was still sitting on a gourney covered in blanket, so that’s ok.
Wound up In said helicopter, saw something dump a bunch of flashies, Candi chatting with someone up front.
Air spirit is driving? How can that be? They and Rend were chatting, I guess Candy’s family was involved in one of the Elf massacres I’ve been hearing about recently. They were openly pondering what corps’ could possibly have interest in doing such a thing. Couple of details popped out in my mind while I was watching the view out the window. Suggested that it may have been AG Chemi’s Europa branch. They’re big into the Black Forest, Troll magic, kidnapping, experimentation. Lots of trolls there who hate interlopers. Offered up the idea to anyone who was listening. They ran with it.
Rocket coming in. Asked about Chaff. People weren’t paying attention. There goes the tail rotor.
Checked for parachutes. We’ve got 7. Strap one on while everyone’s trying to figure out what to do. Told everyone to get into parachutes. Used my extra arms to help strap parachutes onto the two sleepers.
Rend seemed like he was trying to strap a parachute to the helicopter, but got pulled out the tail instead. Went after him.
Was not able to get him into the helicopter before a drone came by
Heal the Mage’s leg. Van. Back to Rend’s house. Kitsune playing piano. Big floofy tails. Get permission to touch. Brushy brushy.
Find out Candy has 3 elven siblings still alive. She’s heir to a throne or something? Rend has very strange friends. I can appreciate that.
Given the structure of Elven houses, I wondered if Candy was a princess. Asked her about it.. Seemed to catch her off guard. Maybe she hadn’t considered it.
The Kitsune’s name is Sakura.
View her astrally. She’s actually got 9 tails, and can look at me without looking at me. Sakura is straight wiz.
Lots of discussion about a trip to Pomeray, where the Pixies have been getting hunted, and where a friend of Candy is hurt and stuck.
If I can help out, I’m gonna. Rend opts to go out for a bit. Sakura wiggles her fingers at me, and suggests I go with him. Sure why not.
Head out the door. Rend turns back and gets a confused look on his face. INdicates he doesn’t recognize me. I ask if he hit his head on the way down. He takes me over to a mirror. Look at a tall voluptuous white girl with long blonde hair tied in two braids. Ask if it’s a trick mirror. Apparently it is me. What the fuckery. Kitsune’s are powerful.