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737105 No. 737105 ID: 32d627

Your name is SUPLEX, and you aren't really sure what you are.
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No. 922873 ID: 10c408

>>922871
>>922872
>>922835

Gentlemen, there is a solution to this problem. Give guard 2 something sharp. Take guard 1 with us and remind him, quietly, that he can either put his lot in with our escape attempt OR get choked out and left behind to the tender mercy of whoever finds him first.
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No. 922875 ID: 158da5

>>922873
That has the problems of all three plans. I think I'm pretty set with leaving them.
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No. 923031 ID: 2202fb

>>922871
>>922872
>>922873

Being good or bad has nothing to do with this. This is about survival and leaving these guys behind is a very very dangerous thing to do. I am all for finding another option, but we can't let the enemy have access to their gray matter, be it living or dead.
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No. 923441 ID: 6f6f25

pause
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No. 923448 ID: 91ee5f

>>923031
>This is about survival
Exactly.

According to what Vivi told us, we’re currently running from something that effortlessly took out a couple of the other escapees before turning to follow after us. We can’t afford to waste any time or it’ll catch up to us!

Which means we can’t waste time killing these guards, so we’re better off just leaving them.
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No. 923449 ID: a9af05

>>923448
I agree.

Our time is precious and even the few seconds it would take to kill these guards could mean the difference between getting caught by the thing chasing us or getting away from it.

We should just leave these guards here and not waste anymore time on them.
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No. 923501 ID: 21bd50

>>923448
>>923449
That is ridiculous. It seems like sparing them is the route most people want to take, but just say it like it is. Seconds dont matter that much. If they did then we are already fucked.

Here's a question for you. In general, is it better to be pragmatic or is it better to help others, possibly to your own extreme detriment?
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No. 923502 ID: b1b4f3

...actually, it doesn't really matter if they find out where we're going, does it? Once we're there, they can't touch us.
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No. 923516 ID: 158da5

>>923501
This isn't even pragmatism versus doing good. It's pointless cruelty versus potential minor complications. The stakes were never high enough that a discussion of killing the guards was ever needed in the first place.
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No. 923524 ID: 53b212
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923524

SUPLEX: Nelson, go check for supplies.

The softbody nods, speedwalking off to look around.

SUPLEX: Only other thing I can think of is, well….

You gesture towards the other guards with a quick head motion.

DWAYNE: You gonna take ‘em out?
SUPLEX: ...no. I thought about it, and it’s just…
SUPLEX: I don’t want to kill anymore. Not more than I have to.
SUPLEX: We don’t need to take them out, and we’ve already got too many people to take them with us.

Dwayne watches your face for a moment before nodding approvingly.

DWAYNE: Yeah.
DWAYNE: Yeah, good choice.

He looks over as Chance scoops Melanie up again with one arm, taking Maes’ hand in his other.

DWAYNE: Things never stick to plan, do they?
SUPLEX: ...maybe that’s for the better.
DWAYNE: Only if our luck holds up.
DWAYNE: Til then…

He smiles, reaching out to catch a bag Nelson tosses over.

DWAYNE: Guess we just keep moving forward.
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No. 923525 ID: 53b212
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923525

Coast looks clear enough- you nearly jump out of your skin when you feel a tiny hand touch yours, even more surprised to see that it’s Mason. For all of his rage and hatred earlier, you can tell that he’s just as worried about this as his sister.

DWAYNE: Cmon. We should get going.

Mason swallows, holding on tight to your paw as you move forward. You kind of wish you had thumbs, if only to give his hand a squeeze. That’s what people do, right? You saw Chance do it at one point for Mel, and...maybe that’s what people do, with scared kids.
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No. 923526 ID: 53b212
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923526

What they’re supposed to do.
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No. 923527 ID: 7e9c89

focus on the feel of his paw in yours, contact vivi if you can think through the flashback - you'll be okay, suplex.
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No. 923532 ID: 158da5

You want to be there for Mason, but maybe it's going to have to be the other way around for a bit. As long as you didn't collapse, hopefully they'll lead you along until you can get past this. They're all waiting for you, and they all understand. You have so much ahead of you.

But for now, you must confront what's behind you.
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No. 923535 ID: 83bf07

>>923526
Stop. Breathe. Sandwich his hand with both of yours. This will have to do. Stay in the present. What's right in front of you? Focus on that and keep moving.
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No. 923565 ID: f1ae8a

>>923527
>>923532

>You can do this and get through this
>You didn't have someone there for you like a child should have, but you're here now, you're still here now, and Mason needs you as much as you need him
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No. 923830 ID: 91ee5f

>>923535
>>923565
Both of these.
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No. 923831 ID: a9af05

>>923525
>>923526
No one was there for you when you were a child, but you won't let that happen to these kids. It'll be different this time. You'll be there for them.
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No. 925583 ID: 53b212
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925583

You sandwich Mason’s paw between both of yours. You can’t see much, and everything’s all shaky and hard to understand through the red haze, but you can feel him squeeze back without hesitation. You try to focus on the feeling of his pulse, grounding yourself. The irony of this isn’t lost on you- here you are, trying to be cool and strong for this kid, and he’s out here keeping your brain in check.

You’d laugh at how bullshit it was, but you’re too busy appreciating it to be sarcastic. It’s helping you stay in the present-

MOTHER: You disappointed me again, MC-122. Again, and again, and again.

Not all the way.

MOTHER: I hope you’ve learned your lesson.

But it’s enough.
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No. 925584 ID: 53b212
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925584

You’re here. Mason needs you. Everyone needs you.

MOTHER: You are nothing but a waste, undeserving of my attention in the slightest. You’ve been nothing of a burden on me, on this project, on yourself! You could have been so much more, and you’ve squandered it with your failings.

But you need them too. They’re waiting for you, and they get that shit is rough for you. You brought them all together, and yeah, maybe you’re their leader- but you’re a team now.

MOTHER: You have nothing ahead of you aside from abject failure. Nothing will ever come of you, and I’m tired of hoping otherwise.

You have so much ahead of you and you CAN do this, you CAN get through this. Nobody was there for you when you needed it, but who gives a shit? You have this now, and you won’t let that shit happen to them again.

MOTHER: Let’s see how well you live on your own, just like the rest of them. Let’s see how you do as just another pitiful monster, unfit to even LOOK in my direction, to breathe the very AIR that is provided to you.

You’ll be here. For all of them. No matter what happens, and you’re sick of this shit keeping you from feeling that, from knowing that.

MOTHER: Trying to get ANY potential out of you was a waste of resources. The most you'll ever be worth is the meat on your bones.
[i]MOTHER: You should have died in your tube.


Time to find some fucking solutions.
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No. 925585 ID: 53b212
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925585

You reach out to see if you can get ahold of Vivi, and while the connection is shaky, it’s there.

VIVI: Suplex! It’s good to hear y-
VIVI: ...oh dear, you’ve got a bad aura around you.
VIVI: What happened? Are you alright?
SUPLEX: Just...not great, right now.
SUPLEX: I keep having these flashes of memory, ever since we ran from helping you guys.
SUPLEX: I want it to stop. You said you could like, mess with people’s heads and shit.
VIVI: You want me to do something about this?
SUPLEX: Please.
VIVI: From this distance, I can’t stop the flashbacks, but I can redirect.
VIVI: I have no control over what comes up when I’m so far away, but...would you like a kinder memory?

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No. 925586 ID: e75fd1

yes please, vivi
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No. 925587 ID: c8452a

You want the memories to stop taking over. But if it's all you can get right now, a kinder memory would be good enough. Thanks, Vivi.
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No. 925593 ID: 1d8da8

Something peaceful would be best, yeah.
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No. 925595 ID: b1b4f3

>>925585
If this is going to keep happening you need Vivi to be closer so she can snap you out of it the instant it happens. After you talk to the Doc and plan out an escape route I think it'll be time to regroup.
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No. 925599 ID: 83bf07

>>925585
Your times with Nelson could do. Recent enough to not be wistful, not too distracting (hopefully) and easy to snap out of (maybe).
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No. 925612 ID: 2202fb

Since we do have employees breaking out with us, they should have some experience with high-risk and usually-considered-dubious surgery. It shouldnt be too hard for them to surgically alter tcps that escape to restore functionality. They could fix your nose and stabilize your biology so you dont die really young, for instance. It should be possible, they just dont do it here cuz you are expendable here.
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No. 925616 ID: cfad5b

Anything easier to bear right now. Anything.
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No. 925952 ID: 29a990

Seems like all the time spent waiting in the cell would be a good broad nutral target, it doesn't seem like pleasent is really something that happened in her past.
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No. 926017 ID: 91ee5f

Could we ask for something that won’t block our vision and hearing? That way we can actually see and hear what’s going on around us in the present. Because it would really suck if we walked into danger because we couldn’t see it or couldn’t hear our allies warning us.
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No. 926364 ID: 53b212
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926364

SUPLEX: Yes, please, anything-

The new memory comes without warning or notice, dropping you into it.
You’re bleeding, and it hurts. It hurts so much, and it’s suffocating, and-

You feel a hand on your shoulder, vision swimming as a voice, so familiar and so foreign, cuts through the haze.

????: Hey..hey, it’s okay…
????: You’re real roughed up, huh?
????: You can cry if you need to.
????: Won’t judge, I cross my heart!
????: Everybody has to cry sometime.

The tears come, and you hate it. You hate yourself for bawling like the child you know you used to be in this moment, and you hate that someone is seeing it.

????: That’s it, that’s okay.
????: You can let it out.
MC-122: C-can’t, you can’t-
????: I won’t tell. I promise.
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No. 926365 ID: 53b212
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926365

The person talking to you flickers into view- you recognize the face, but something’s not quite right to what you remember, not the same.

????: My name’s Harvey!
HARVEY: What’s yours?

You swallow, throat feeling clogged and tight.

MC-122: I don’t have a n-name…
HARVEY: Do you want one?

You stare blankly back at her, not really understanding.

HARVEY: If you want a name, you should give yourself one.
HARVEY: You can even keep it secret, if you want!
HARVEY: Mine’s like that. Just for me- but I trust you with it too.

She makes a shushing motion with her hand, and you smile a little.

HARVEY: How ‘bout it?
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No. 926369 ID: 7e9c89

"i don't know what to pick.."
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No. 926373 ID: f46e5e

He looks kinda like a Viking.
He looks tied up, my guess is this is how he looked last we saw him, the same way it seems memory you has current you's coat.
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No. 926379 ID: b1b4f3

SUPLEX, because wrestling is cool and you want to be cool too.
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No. 926394 ID: c8452a

Choosing a name is powerful, but there's something special about being named by someone else. Especially someone who cares. Maybe Harvey has a suggestion? Maybe you're waiting for someone else.
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No. 926429 ID: e7848c

What makes a good name? It needs to be special, right?
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No. 926432 ID: c8452a

>>926373
She
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No. 926447 ID: e66de2

>>926365
Can it... can it be anything?
I've always been fond of Flicker, or Afterglow...
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No. 926460 ID: 1d8da8

>>926447
Flicker, then? Just for now.
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No. 926461 ID: 91ee5f

>>926365
Question: Is this supposed to be the moment when Suplex decided to give herself the name Suplex? Or is this the moment when she gave herself a different secret name that we don’t know about because she started calling herself Suplex to keep her other name a secret?

Because if it’s the latter, then that would mean that Suplex isn’t actually her name!
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No. 926474 ID: f2320a

>>926394
Agreed let them name us
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No. 926494 ID: c8452a

>>926461
The name suplex was given by interns, she doesn't name herself that.
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No. 926501 ID: b1b4f3

>>926494
Oh right, in that case...
Grace.
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No. 926502 ID: 3432dd

Our other siblings have names that start with M.

How bout Maggie?
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No. 926517 ID: af928d

Harvey can give a name, if their name is a secret they shared how about it be our secret

Or maybe Marcel
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No. 926558 ID: cbdfa8

>>926365

i was thinking Kara.
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No. 926672 ID: cac518

its obvious.

Maybe.
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No. 926678 ID: 11fcab

>>926672
"Call me Maybe. Maybe Quest."
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No. 926680 ID: 688dd6

Maeby Quest
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