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Redemption 2.0 RP (Flint and Kei)
« on: July 29, 2019, 05:39:45 PM »
Two whole weeks of non-stop planning had lead to this. He'd spent hours pulling at his hair while staring at a map, at blueprints, and it had finally fallen into place. A mentally damaged Flint Deadshot was sitting in between two boxes in a cargo ship, headed for the island of his destination. It was off the coast of France somewhere, a small island, not known by a huge group of people.

The island was home to some those who organised the destruction of China's Sanctuary. The people who'd put a bomb in their heads and forced them to aid in their plan. The people who'd banana'd up their lives completely. And now they were going to set it right. Flint Deadshot and Matthew Bennett needed to clear their names completely. They needed to be sure that no one had any case against them. To do that they'd need to capture one of the men who formulated the plan. He was in this facility. Flint had a name and a face. But the facility was huge, they'd need to find his location through a computer on site.

Matt was sitting on the floor, his head leaning on a wooden box. He stared at the far wall, thinking about all the things he would do to the people who had engineered the destruction of the Chinese Sanctuary, all those people lost in the fire...he blinked and rubbed the back of his neck. They had been in the ship for hours and he had barely moved or talked. His hair was cut shorter than usual and he had his scalpel and bone-dagger on his belt. He had also been given a handgun that he had no idea how to work. When he had asked where the On button was, he was just given a funny look.
The plan was to sneak in, get one of the organisers of whoever did it and get them back to the Sanctuary and hopefully the detectives and Sensitives would handle it from there. Flint sat across from him. He seemed to have been lost in thought too. Much of the hot anger at him had long subsided and left with a cold indifference. It wasn't really his fault, he had done what all of them would have, he had no choice. Only heroes refused to sacrifice their morals, and the real world had no heroes.

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Re: Redemption 2.0 RP (Flint and Kei)
« Reply #1 on: July 30, 2019, 12:13:37 PM »
His eyes were still for most of the journey. Flint had been drifting in and out of sleep as the boat rocked through the waves that brought them forward. Brief dreams and vivid memories came and went, sometimes jolting him awake, responded to with the odd silent curse. He'd been restless the last two months, even moreso in the last fortnight. They'd been planning something important, something their normal lives depended on, and Flint didn't fully believe they deserved to succeed.

That night all those weeks ago, in China. It had been bloody, brutal and scarring. Dozens killed in the attack and bombing of the Sanctuary, more wounded beyond repair, and they'd had a hand in it all. He looked at his hands, and thought of washing them of blood. He looked to his bow, and was plagued with guilt. There was no reversing what had happened in China, and the most he could do at this stage was try and atone for it.

That meant clearing his comrades names. It mean unveiling the group responsible for this and making sure they were taken down. He'd have Matt, try and track down Dingo, Dirk, Shadowban. Hell, maybe he point Gideon Macabre in the direction of the people he put a bomb in him. This organisation had an army of enemies, waiting for them to poke their head out.

He couldn't think of that now. He needed to get this job done. He needed to go home, tell Saph, Hawk and Tessa that he'd made it out. He needed to find a way to live with what had happened, before he tore himself apart. As the boat came to dock, the hunter looked to Matt, noting the difference in how the young mage looked at him these days. There was a time when they'd have had a drink together. Lately Flint felt as though the Magiphage would have preferred to never see him again.
"You ready?"

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Re: Redemption 2.0 RP (Flint and Kei)
« Reply #2 on: July 30, 2019, 03:16:15 PM »
Matt gave a nod, adjusting his sitting position as he did so.
"As I'll ever be. Maybe they're actually really nice and not malicious at all, in fact they'll welcome us in and give us a tour and everything. Maybe even a gift shop." Matt said. "It was a nice thought."

The Leech looked to Flint. Flint had lost just as much as he had, perhaps even more so. He had a career, a house, a reputation, a girlfriend. A life. And he was only doing what he had to. After all, Matt had played his part just as much. Sure, he didn't kill anyone directly, but he was an accomplice. If he were totally honest, he didn't really hate Deadshot. He was truly mad at himself, and those who did this to them and the others. It wasn't fair what he was doing to Flint, blaming him for it all, but he just couldn't help it.

"Well, if all those action movies has taught me anything, it's that the first part of the plan will go off without a hitch and then everything will inevitably go from 0 to oh-my-god-is-that-my-eye-oh-no-your-princess-is-in-another-castle-release-the-Kraken levels of metaphorical unpleasant excrement hitting the proverbial fan. So I'm sure it'll be fine. Probably." He gave Flint a slight smile, keeping the mood light. They both knew that this would only end with either their freedom or their deaths. "Sarcasm aside, Flint, they won't be expecting anybody to be breaking in, let alone us. It's human nature to become complacent. It's doubtful they'd check these crates, it's not that bad of a plan. Worst comes to worst, we update the plans when we regroup on the island. How long do you think we have before we dock?"
But the answer came from shouts of the other crew members, who were carrying out the necessary tasks to anchor down the ship, as well as organising themselves to move cargo off the boat. It was strange, the crew had been very quiet over the course of their steady voyage. Suddenly everything was so hustle-bustle.

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Re: Redemption 2.0 RP (Flint and Kei)
« Reply #3 on: July 30, 2019, 04:00:00 PM »
He was glad for Matt's optimism, and his chattiness. Were it not for his bubbly demeanour an awkward silence would have reigned over their journey. Flint had next to nothing to say for the last few hours. They'd gone over the plan repeatedly, with no real need to talk about what was to come. There was also the fact that Flint had no idea what would happen after their mission. Like he said, either they'd walk free or die, but Flint had no idea what walking free meant any more. In his eyes, the damage had been done. The people he had left would be hurt when he returned. He'd let everyone assume he was dead, though he knew it was the right thing to do, somehow.

Maybe it wasn't totally ridiculous to be optimistic. Matt made a convincing case for this mission being a breeze. This organisation had no idea what was about to hit them. They thought they were invisible to the world, but a shimmer in their disguise had shown. They'd pay for it this time. No bombs, no deaths. Just a whole lot of individuals of illegitimate birth placed in chains.

The ship came to a rocking halt, and men began to unload boxes from the upper deck. Flint stood up, tucking his arrow under the grey overalls he was wearing, just like those of the crew. At a distance, the disguise would work, but any crew member would mark them as newcomers by face. Moving for the steps upward, he tried for a smile as he beckoned Matt forward.
"Let's keep the jokes for when we finish this", he suggested, listening closely for any stragglers on deck. "But you're right, this should be okay. Probably. Let's move".

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Re: Redemption 2.0 RP (Flint and Kei)
« Reply #4 on: July 30, 2019, 08:12:41 PM »
He nodded. Everything hinged on this being successful. It would not, therefore, be particularly great if they couldn't so much as get off the ship. It was definitely a ship. Apparently it wasn't right to call it a boat. Both of them were dressed in sailor overalls, although Matt wasn't planning on being seen at all and was using the uniform only as backup.

He walked over to the side and began silently focussing. For the first time in his life, he had been training his abilities. Flint, his father and their friends had been helping him. Getting him fitter, faster and more focussed with his body and mind. He closed his eyes as he suddenly lost all sensation beyond an eerie wave of cold that permeated his body. He looked down and saw that he had become slightly translucent, like a ghost.
I'm glad those hours of being stuck in a wall are paying off...
He willed himself down and sunk through the floor. He made his way onto the port where the ship cast a shadow, giving him cover. He gritted his teeth and made himself solid again.
So far, so good... He thought to himself.
The next move he made had to be done without a hitch, or he'd be caught and shot dead on the spot. He concentrated, allowing the Densumancy flow through his body. He willed himself to be unnoticed, unseen, below the gaze of others...he opened his eyes and looked down.
Nuts, He said to himself, trying not to curse aloud.
Invisibility was an obscure and hard ability within the discipline. He had read that either only natural Densumancers or those who had trained for intensely for several lifetimes could even acquire the skill. He sighed at his vaguely invisible body. He still cast a faint shadow, and when he moved, his outline could be seen if one were to look hard enough. Now he knew why it was such hard work. He had just taken the ability and not earned it.
It would have to do.
He began slowly moving out from the shadows and moving as quietly and carefully as possible. Years living on the street and stealing from those who would happily break your fingers teaches you when and how to be sneaky.

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Re: Redemption 2.0 RP (Flint and Kei)
« Reply #5 on: July 31, 2019, 12:47:54 PM »
Flint looked on enviously as Matthew partially disappeared, floating up through the roof. That would have made this much easier.. He crept up the steps, grateful for the boots Dai had given him. While they did not fully suppress the sound of his footsteps, they significantly muffled them, and the monster hunter felt a bit more at ease knowing he didn't have to worry as much about being hear. Coming to the crest of the steps, Flint leaned against a metallic wall. the sound of the waves suddenly more clear, along with the voices of dockworkers.

Pulling his cap well over his face, he walked outside, the cool night's air refreshing. On the far end of the boat, he saw the last of the men disembark, likely heading to stay the night in some kind of barrack. Nearby, he saw Matt crouching in the shadows, though he really had to focus to notice the Magiphage. A useful skill, in the right environment. Flint didn't dare signal him, as it could well have revealed his location or a falter in Flint's disguise.

He looked to the dock, and noticed the dozen or so men that stood by the ship. Most were unarmed, though a couple that looked like guards carried nightsticks and pistols. There was no clear way down the decking and onto the dock, unless...

Flint eyed Matt again before he walked to the side of the boat facing out to sea, and, very discretely, he vaulted the boat's edge. He hit the water with a crash, the cold immediately shocking him. As he surfaced, he noticed the current was weak, and began to swim around the ship, gripping the arrow at his wrist tightly. He'd need it to morph up some new clothes soon. His arms and legs worked, and it seemed an age before he hit shore, but he did. Crawling onto the beach a couple hundred metres from the docking bay, Flint crawled behind a large seaside rock, resting against its smooth sedimentary surface for a moment to get his bearings.

If the cool air hadn't woken the hunter up, that certainly had.

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Re: Redemption 2.0 RP (Flint and Kei)
« Reply #6 on: August 02, 2019, 10:07:11 PM »
Bennett tried to keep to the shadows as much as he could. While his partial invisibility was helpful, it wasn't fool proof. It required a lot of concentration and energy to simply be maintained, not to mention being not entirely invisible. He made his moves when as few people or no one was looking. He managed to get a dozen meters down the dock before having to duck behind some cargo boxes as large as he was.
Two guards walked by surveying the area. They reminded him of Cleavers, only instead of those scythes of theirs, they carried rifles. They both had handguns strapped to their thighs, and they both carried large guns that reminded Matt of tranquiliser guns.
He didn't want to find out exactly what they fired.
His invisibility dropped and feeling returned to his body.
God, this was tiring.
He resisted the urge to pant as he wiped sweat from his forehead. Carefully, he slowly began moving, sticking to keeping behind the boxes to get a better position. He closed his eyes. He slowed his breathing, reaching out for his friend. Reaching out for Flint. The world melted away, as he calmed his mind and body. His mind connecting to Flint's. Slowly...slowly...slow-
Flint? He thought-projected. Flint, do you read? Flint, where are you? Where's your position? I'm about two-thirds down the dock.
The signal weakened momentarily, and Matt struggled to maintain it with so much around him.
There are armed guards here, with weird looking guns.

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Re: Redemption 2.0 RP (Flint and Kei)
« Reply #7 on: August 14, 2019, 07:56:09 PM »
He came to shore on a little beach, coarse sand quickly giving way to stones and then large boulders. He rested his back against one such rock, immediately tearing the overalls from his back after kicking off his soggy boot (he'd lost the other in the swim). Tossing it to sand, the hunter ran a hand over the arrow he'd kept, cringing at the unpleasant feeling of salt in his eyes and sand clinging to his feet. Focusing, he morphed the arrow into an entire quiver of 28, resting it against the rock. then, taking three more, he was able to morph up a boot, a small towel and fresh overalls. While the boot fit well, he found the new overalls cut into his underarms more than the old ones, and they didn't look so authentic. He'd had more time to focus when cooking those up. The towel had managed to dry him somewhat, and by the time he was redressed he didn't feel so cold.

Flint?

The voice was clearly Matt's though he still wasn't used to hearing his ally telepathically. Matt spoke of armed guards with strange weapons, and the hunter's brow creased in response. he peeked over the rock and saw the other mage watching over their enemies, taking cover behind some boxes. From the this angle, it seemed like Matt was in one of those old side-scrolling video games. Thinking out his words, Flint tried to reply to Bennett.
"I see you. I'm down by the shore, so I can loop around these guys if needs be. I'll let you go first though."

Jumping ship meant Flint got further down the shore, and looping around the dock would lead him into the hills. From there he could follow the lights to the compound, whether he had to climb or fight his way. Still, he decided to wait for Matt. His ally would need to sneak through the men, or double back. If things wet wrong, Flint could cause some kind of diversion, or charge in and supply covering fire. He took a final arrow, gripping it tight as it morphed into a sleek mnemosium bow, the limbs sharpening.