Session 2 (part 2) — A Child Lost

Cast of Characters:

  • Rae
  • Sapper
  • Skitz
  • Bowjack
  • Walker

“So the story goes that the group made a run on the apartments in Sandy. It ended up being a ruse. Rae and Bowjack were the first ones in and, from what I hear, Bowjack to the brunt of a 3 round burst to the chest and dropped. However, the rest of the group was able to make short work of the four gangers that were posted up here. All the commlinks that were showing were dummies. The camera showing Zoe with her captors had a picture stuck to it to make it appear that they were there. Throughout the complex, there was no sign of Zoe.

However, what nobody expected was the Shooters were also on the lookout for Zoe. Apparently Rae had made an impression on Susan and she sent out word on her network. They found that Zoe was being held in a shack in Gladstone down by the falls. No charge for this information, but the team owes her a favor now. The quickly moved on the new location. Sapper “acquired” or “liberated” the open bed Bulldog that was at the apartments for himself, so both vehicles descended on it. A quick plan was put together to draw out the two posted gangers and dispatch them quickly. The plan went off without a hitch and Zoe was rescued unhurt. We made plans to meet up at my favorite taco stand with Joanne and the switch was made. This team might just be ready for some bigger jobs that are starting to come in.”

~Aspen

A Child Lost — Behind the Curtain

It was a rainy day .. again. “Frag, I hate rain” Zoe thought to herself as she left the shelter of the high school doorway and ran for the Ford Americar that had pulled up. Her ride was running late again. “Drek … I bet he was late because he was at the Stuffer Shack eating tacos again. 100 nuyen that he has hot sauce stains on his shirt again.” Steven Brenson wasnt that bad of a person. A little overweight, but he genuinely cared about Zoe and has been her bodyguard for nearly 5 years now. Steven was a former Ghost, but the last few years of eating tacos and not training like he used to has put a few extra pounds on his elf frame. He kept the car running and opened the door as Zoe ran and jumped in the back seat. After Steven got back in, she noticed that Carl was also with her. Nothing new really, but Carl seemed to have the ability to have people just not notice him. “I hate this fraggin rain!” I exclaimed. “Why does it always rain in the Tir?” With a chuckle, Steven puts the car in gear and head out for home. Zoe went online on her commlink and did her usual thing as they made their way down the winding roads of the West Slope.

From out of nowhere, Zoe is ripped from the various feeds she watching as the car hits the ditch and slams into a tree. Carl and Steven both look back “ARE YOU OK??” Doing a quick glance around, I nodded yes. “Stay Here!” They both drew the predators they kept in their holsters and stepped out of the car. Gunfire erupts and Steven falls back into the drivers seat, his shirt bloody from multiple gunshot wounds. I let out a scream as he pointed his predator at me and fired. I closed my eyes, but when I opened them, there was a dead ork at my window. I looked back at Steven and his eyes were glazed over. He was dead. I screamed as the door opened and ork hands grabbed and ripped me out of the car. I stumbled onto the street and fell next to the body of Carl. The orks tried to grab me again, but this time I was quick enough to grab the predator and squeeze a shot off. One of the orks went down, but the others grabbed me by the arms. The one I shot stood up straighter, walked over and backhanded me … hard. The last thing I remember was falling down and everything going black. Steven … Carl … fragging rain

When I awoke next, everything was dark … wait, what am I wearing? Looking around, there is just darkness, but I can feel a hood or sack over my head. The hood was removed and bright lights assaulted my eyes. “MOM!…. MOM!” I screamed. “What the do you want! … MOM!” Out of nowhere, one of them smacked me across the face … hard. I waited a moment to let my eyes adjust to the lighting. “Shut the frag up and read the cards!” He screamed. Another man, also an ork it looks like, held up cards for me to read. Wait was that a camera? Quickly scanning over it, it was a message for my mom …

Judge Joanne Gibson, you are unlawfully holding a brother in arms and currently presiding over his trial. These charges are drek and brought on by false evidence that was provided by corrupt Peace Force operatives. Currently, the trial is scheduled to end on February 14th. If he is found guilty, the trial is delayed for any reason, or you involve the Peace Force in any way … your precious daughter will be returned to you in … pieces … MOM!

The big ork reached out again and smacked me with his cyberarm. Frag man, no wonder it hurt. The other ork said just past the camera “If you ever want to see your daughter alive again, you will find Bobby Jones not guilty on all charges.” What the hell??? I started crying for my mom and screaming and yelling. But the put the bag over my head again. I felt the brunt of a hard object hit me upside my head again … then darkness …

Session 2 (part 1) — A Child Lost

Cast of Characters:

  • Rae
  • Sapper
  • Skitz
  • Bowjack
  • Walker

I got a frantic call last night from an old friend. Joanne was a friend from back in my running days. Her daughter, Zoe, was kidnapped and she received a video from the kidnappers. After I was able to calm her down and assessed the situation, it sounded like this needed some intervention from the shadows. Joanne agreed, but she didnt want anything traced back to her on this. She needed to keep it clean. I said that I would handle it and would pay for it out of pocket. That way, the nuyen trail did not lead back to her in any way. With most of my teams already on jobs, I set things up with the new team. They should be able to handle it. Joanne and I would meet the team and provide the pertinent details. I set it up for the next morning at a place I knew well, the Fairview Slopes. So I set this meet up with the new team and what the frag, Rae tried to negotiate the terms. I was so fraggin embarrassed after I said how sensitive this was and that the Johnson was a close personal friend. The others seemed willing to handle this without negotiating, but this will need to be something that I remember. They agreed to the job and went to work.

Now I normally keep my eyes and ears to the shadows when my teams are working and this was no different. They went about this pretty efficiently and found a possible location on where Zoe might be. Apparently along the way, Rae met up with Pwoner … What y’all may not know is Pwoner is a heavy set troll stripper that runs with the Shooters. I would have loved to have a flyspy drone on the wall when that smug elf met up with her. It seems they may have also found another location of interest, which is the library over on Woodstock. Now back in the days of the fifth world, this was actually a library with physical books and drek. Now its a shelter and soup kitchen for the homeless. I am not sure what interest they have there, but it was one of the last known addresses that was listed in Sniffer’s dossier.

So currently, at last check, Walker and Skitz were monitoring the apartment complex out in Sandy that they suspect has Zoe. The rest of the team split to rest up and prepare for the rescue.

~Aspen

Session 1.5 — Jackrabbit Gift Basket

This was a mini-run in response to events that happened in Session 1.

Cast of Characters

  • Rae
  • Bowjack

There I was. Minding my own business … literally. I was on a customer call at Celebrate It! when there was a crash out front. I ran to the window to see a truck smash into my Jackrabbit! I was like, Holy Drek! I ran out the door, just as this scrawny looking elf was putting a note on my window. I yelled out, but he just looked at me, jumped back in his truck and took off! What the frag, man. It said “Taco Truck” on the side as it left. I was able to get the license plate from the security footage and was able to get a pretty decent image of the elf that did it, along with another that was in the passenger seat. I filed the police report as a hit and run and filed the claim with the insurance company. That was on Friday.

Well today is Monday, and you would not guess what happened. HE CAME BACK! I was so shocked, I had to do a double take. Honestly, I was taken aback a little since he was pretty cute. He, and another elf that looked like an actor from old trid videos from the fifth world. I felt faint as something washed over me. They asked what they can do for me. First thing I said was that they can replace my car. They destroyed it after all. The cute one sorta when ballistic and tried throwing a chair through the window, after I recognized him I locked the doors so they couldnt leave. It was kinda cute, the way he lobbed it. The other one and I started talking about replacing my car. I gave them 5 hours to get me a new car and bring it back or I was going to the cops with the footage of them in my office.

I went about my day, not expecting them to come back, but they did! A few hours later, they delivered a new Jackrabbit to me. It was newer than mine and my favorite color! I ran out to them and they handed it over. The trid elf wasnt with him this time, but another one was. He was kinda cute, but I already had my eye on the scrawny looking one with the cute eyes. He did a final check of the engine and I made my move. I told the cute one that he can take me to dinner tomorrow night. I gave him my address and stuff and he said he would see me the next night. We went out and had a nice dinner, we talked about different things and stuff. It was a nice date. Later this week, he is taking me out to the movies. Cant wait!

Felicia