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Post by Machine Man on Thu Sep 14, 2017 4:57 pm

"If this place even offers food, i'm pretty sure it would be toxic and full of STDs. I wouldn't touch it with a gloved hand." I could tell right away that Ramona was far more relaxed than she was, and that honestly made me feel better. I was a very rigid guy, and preferred things to be a little more familiar and less formal. "But if you're asking me out on a date, i'm going to have to question whether or not my team brought your wallet." I had to hope that my wink and chuckling that followed made it obvious that I was joking. Being more than a few years older than this woman, I couldn't imagine she would take my comment seriously.

Without another word, I reached into a side pocket and pulled out a cellphone, though it wasn't the phone that was issued to me at the bureau. I kept one on me at all times, just for interesting situations such as these. "Think i'll just order in. Probably shouldn't be restauranting in full battle gear." I pulled up a pizza place on my phone that wasn't too far away, thinking that pizza would be a universally appreciated food.

"This alright," I asked, showing Ramona the menu.

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Post by Danry on Thu Sep 14, 2017 11:01 pm

I laughed at his joke, raising an eyebrow. For a stick in the mud kind of guy, he was pretty chill. "Arent guys supposed to ask the girl for the first date?" I asked, with a wink of my own. "I guess that means I wear the pants in the relationship, eh?" I dont know about him, but I thought I was funny.

As he pulled out his phone, I sat down and made myself comfortable. It was easy now that I was in my gear. It was just something simple, silly really, but it made me feel right in my own skin again. Not a lot of people, even soldiers, thought like I did. Most were able to relax in a civilian life after service, or a tour, not me. I felt more alive, more aware, in my uniform, my gear. My devotion to the company was something I held onto. It burned me that they wanted to put me down just because I had a slightly askew moral compass.

I didn't torture people, dismember them, disembowel them. I just made them beg for forgiveness with a knife at the top of their spine before I did my duty and killed them. It only paralyzed them. Completely separated any function their brain could posses other then the basics: breathing, blinking, speaking etc. It wasn't anything against the law, so it kind of pissed me off that they'd tried to end me over something so petty.

"Pizza would be wonderful." I said with a smile.

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Post by Machine Man on Tue Sep 19, 2017 5:58 pm

I got on the phone and placed our order: a couple of pizzas, some garlic bread, wings, and sodas. It wasn't my usual preference for a meal, but I was okay with blowing my diet out that night. It was cold and rainy and I just ached all over. I stood up and stretched, then started to peel away layers as I headed into the shower. "I think you had the right idea. I'll be back in a few minutes."

I entered the bathroom and shut the door, though I did not lock it. If she was going to kill me while I was in the shower, a locked door wouldn't stop her. While my gear had kept me from soaking through to the bones, the outer layers were drenched and heavy, radiating cold through the armor. I placed the armor on the counter as I pulled it off, turned on the water, and stepped into the tub. I didn't move much, just enough to sit down and let the water wash over and collect around me.

It didn't last very long... the motel's hot water heater was in desperate need of an upgrade. But I got a few minutes of heat out of it before I had to shut off the water. I toweled off and stared at myself in the mirror, wondering what in the hell I had just done and what we were going to do next? I didn't really think this through a ton, but I guess it doesn't matter. It was already done.

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Post by Danry on Thu Sep 21, 2017 9:15 pm

I sat in a chair situated between the beds letting my head fall back against it. I closed my eyes for a moment, trying to concentrate on anything other than my returning headache. My body still ached from the accident, my head more than anything, and dizziness made me feel like I was spinning. Before I knew it, there was a knock at the door, and my eyes snapped open. After years of being paranoid that someone was coming for me, I yanked my knife out, and flipped the blade open, slowly approaching the door.

Peeking through the spy hole in the door I saw it was only the pizza man. Had I closed my eyes for that long? Sighing softly I put my knife away and threw on a bathrobe to cover my gear. I didn't need anyone in that building or area to know who or what I was. I opened the door, took the pizza amd other items, and retreated back into the room after a polite thank you and goodbye.

Knocking on the bathroom door as I passed it, I called to Onyx, letting him know that the food had arrived. I set it on the table and began to sort through it all. Pizza in one place, wings in another, sodas off to the side, and garlic bread to the other side. Of was like some weird OCD thing that everything had to be in its place. If I hadn't been known for my brutality and skewered moral compass it would be my weird attention to detail.

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Re: What Remains

Post by Machine Man on Fri Sep 22, 2017 12:03 pm

The knock on the bathroom door stirred me, pulling me away from my reflection and bringing me back to the present. I quickly donned my clothes, choosing to leave the bulk of my gear neatly folded and set aside for later. Unlike Ramona, I could be comfortable in my civvies. It made me feel like I wasn't really on the clock, even though I knew I was. In the back of my head, I was constantly a soldier. It took a conscious effort to dispel that urge to be working.

I exited the bathroom and followed my nose to where Ramona had set up dinner, then quickly realized that we had no utensils or plates, and the small paper cups in the bathroom had collected a thick layer of dust on the outsides. I had a strong stomach, but even I had my limits. "Well I hope you don't mind cooties, cause we're going to be sharing things for now."

The thought caused me to look around at the rest of the room. There was one of almost everything, except for the beds. There was a pair of twin beds, though I hadn't really checked to see if they were clean. I grabbed a large slice of pizza and stood near the table, my eyes returning to Ramona. "You know, this really isn't all that bad. I mean as far as your escape is concerned, we got through it pretty well."

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