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Re: Embers of the Hearth. [CLOSED] [BSSM Thread]
« Reply #15 on: June 27, 2018, 07:49:40 AM »
Mikado watched Billy rushed after Serin.
The idea of exploring the city himself was very close to what he had in mind and he would have liked to opt for it, but as fate would have it, he decided to follow his teammates. Billy was right, they were the only two who knew their way around, and following them would be better than accidentally run into the Verde guy again. With his decision made clear, he caught up to his teammates.
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Re: Embers of the Hearth. [CLOSED] [BSSM Thread]
« Reply #16 on: July 02, 2018, 12:23:51 AM »
(OOC: sorry for taking so long guys, got caught up with things IRL.  In other news, gonna be hitting the fast-forward button a bit to get to the good stuff)

Smokey wandered through the streets of Atlas for quite some time.  Fortunately, no Verde-esque characters made a move to bother him like before.  Although, part of that may be because Smokey does his best to blend in to large crowds.  Because of his size, it's pretty easy for him to be missed in a crowd of people, but the rest of Team BSSM could probably pick him out by looking for the gun still strapped to his waist if they knew to look for it. 

Smokey keeps to large crowds on the sides of the streets, passing by several vendors that are advertising sales to take advantage of the Vytal Festival crowd.  There's a bar advertising Festival-themed cocktails, clothing stores selling commemorative t-shirts, and even a fake mustache store selling wares for only a lien in celebration of the festival.  But Smokey doesn't stop at any of these places.

No, he just relentlessly walks ahead until he gets to a public transit station, where he buys a ticket and gets on a small bullhead.  An electronic sign on the side of the Bullhead reads "Mantle."
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Re: Embers of the Hearth. [CLOSED] [BSSM Thread]
« Reply #17 on: July 02, 2018, 08:22:19 PM »
At times it was difficult to track Smokey through the crowds that the festival tended to bring, but luckily he had an identifying feature in the form of his massive gun that he carried with him everywhere he went. Serin kept about 30 feet or so behind Smokey in an effort not to been seen and it seemed that even if he and the rest of BSSM were right behind Smokey he would not have noticed, that man was a mission. One that apparently leads to Mantle?

Now Serin was intrigued, where could he be going in Mantle? Quietly speaking to Mikado and Billy Serin said, "Looks like we're leaving Atlas already, anyone knows whats in Mantle that would lead him there?"

Once his ticket was purchased Serin walked onto the bullhead as stealthily as he could trying to find his target once more.
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Re: Embers of the Hearth. [CLOSED] [BSSM Thread]
« Reply #18 on: July 02, 2018, 10:53:26 PM »
Billy did her best casual/stealthy/tailing someone walk. She held her hat behind her to hid her tail. With her height, it was surprisingly hard to keep a good line of sight on Smokey. She thought it would be the opposite. But she stopped looking for the usual Atlas styles that were everywhere and found the oversize gun.

When they made it to the station, Billy was surprised by him going to Mantle. She did think of him as an Atlas boy all this time. Then she remembered something about the first day they met.

"He did say something about being from a working family? And I heard Mantle used to be the mining area of Atlas." Billy hypothesized, "But that's all I got." She added with a shrug.

She used her souvenir money to buy the ticket, then hopped on the bullhead before remembering she's trying to be stealthy.
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Re: Embers of the Hearth. [CLOSED] [BSSM Thread]
« Reply #19 on: July 06, 2018, 01:48:16 AM »
Smokey disappeared, and soon reappeared in the big crowds. It would have been nearly impossible to keep track on him here, had it not been for his oversized weapon. The path took them to a public transit station with some small bullheads lined up next to each other, ready to head out to different destinations.

"If he has family there, it only makes sense for him to visit them." He said after Billy made her hypothesis.

He followed his teammates to the ticket vending machine and then into the bullhead
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Re: Embers of the Hearth. [CLOSED] [BSSM Thread]
« Reply #20 on: July 06, 2018, 02:01:43 AM »
As the team boards the bullhead, they'll quickly spot Smokey already in a seat, staring listlessly out the window.  He seems pretty oblivious to his surroundings, so it would probably be quite easy for Serin, Mikado, and Billy to sneak on past him, if they wished.  It doesn't look like it's a crowded trip, so there are plenty of seats to choose from.  That being said, this bullhead is kind of dinky: there are stains in the chairs, some spots on the floor are sticky, and it's probably best not to see if there's anything under the seat.  In all honesty, the nicest, or at least the cleanest, seat is right next to Smokey, himself. 

Decisions, decisions...
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Re: Embers of the Hearth. [CLOSED] [BSSM Thread]
« Reply #21 on: July 06, 2018, 02:18:10 PM »
Entering the fairly dinky bullhead, it really wasn't the same quality that Serin was used to traveling in but it was a fairly cheap ticket so it was to be expected. Scanning the bullhead for a seat revealed that every seat mind one was....less than savory....and the one remaining seat of decent quality was right next to Smokey himself so for Serin it was a massive no go. Instead, he choose to go and sit down several rows behind his prey, making sure to put his jacket down on the seat first.He sat there somewhat disgusted as he await for the ship to take off and go to their destination.
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Re: Embers of the Hearth. [CLOSED] [BSSM Thread]
« Reply #22 on: July 08, 2018, 07:24:13 PM »
Billy didn't mind the conditions of the bullhead. It felt like a colder version of home. Confident that she is disguised well enough with the scarf wrapped around her face, she waltzed in and took a seat next to Serin. This was a mistake. She reached around and pulled at the spring sticking into her back then took the seat across the row form him. This one wasn't as uncomfortable, just sticky.
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Re: Embers of the Hearth. [CLOSED] [BSSM Thread]
« Reply #23 on: July 09, 2018, 02:00:43 AM »
Apparently hygiene was a foreign word here.
Disgusted by the condition the Bullhead was in, Mikado took a seat two rows behind Serin and did the same thing by first throwing his jacket over his seat before sitting down on it.

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Re: Embers of the Hearth. [CLOSED] [BSSM Thread]
« Reply #24 on: July 21, 2018, 12:20:44 AM »
As the team settles in for the ride, there's an static-filled announcement over the bullhead's intercom:  "ATTENTION: NOW LEAVING FOR *MANTLE*."  Not even a second later, the bullhead engines come to life, although it sounds more like they're dying.  There's an audible sputter that reverberates throughout the cabin as the bullhead starts to climb an altitude.  Smokey seems relatively unperturbed, but there are a few foreigners on board that seem to be wondering if this will be their last flight.

The flight itself, thankfully, is successful and relatively smooth, if you didn't mind a few vibrations from turbulence.  It was only a short ride, about 30 minutes, before the intercom comes on again:  "ATTENTION:  NOW ARRIVING IN *MANTLE*."  A short few seconds later, the rickety bullhead comes to rest with a very jarring *thud* that shakes more than a few passengers, and the engines slowly die down.  The door opens, and Smokey quickly gets up and heads out, saying a brief "thank you" to the pilot before exiting. 

However, Smokey stops a little ways away after exiting, turning around and tapping his foot in annoyance instead.  When his teammates inevitably come out of the bullhead, they'll be greeted by, "Ya know, you guys aren't nearly as subtle as you think you are."
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