Sunday, December 22, 2013

Page 423

~~Holiday Special (Day 1/7, Page 5/6)~~
Fortunately, Gina had a variety of underlings to help her sift through everything. Less fortunately, everyone involved had gotten a lot more from this job than they bargained for. After a while, a few of them outright refused to help her, and she couldn’t really blame them, either.

The problem was what some of those normal people in the recordings were talking about. Oftentimes, there would be long conversations of trembling voices trying to console one another, if not merely bemoaning their wretched fortune. All of these people were trapped in that place with at least a half dozen psychotic murderers. Horrifically, one audio log had even captured the agonized screams of someone who was probably being killed.

Listening to all of these things, interspersed between gigantic bouts of nothing important whatsoever, was more than some of her employees could bear.

As for herself, Gina had mainly been listening to the King’s chamber, but there hadn’t been anything noteworthy since mention of Karkash being able to control magnetic fields. Abolish clearly didn’t care to tell the King anything of importance.

Apparently, they weren’t really after Hector, either. They didn’t seem to count him as a credible threat, since he was so greatly outnumbered. A few of the servants had expressed interest in hunting him down, but none of them had any idea where to look and causing trouble just to bait him out of hiding would hinder their greater warmongering efforts.

None of this information was worth a phone call to Hector, she felt. She was waiting on more valuable details regarding their abilities or their movements.

Having more or less given up on the King’s chamber, she spent most of her time browsing through all the different available audio feeds.

Abruptly, Karkash’s voice came over the wire. <“What is it?”>

Gina perked up in her chair.

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“Turn that frown upside down,” said Nola. “You get to go with us to Harold! Aren’t you excited? I know I’m excited.”

9 comments:

  1. Snowtail the KhajiitDecember 22, 2013 at 8:47 PM

    "You get to go with ust to Harold!"
    Ust = us? ^_^

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  2. Fixed. Thanks for that, as well as for all the comments. :)

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  3. "After a while, [a] few of them..."
    Your other option is to change the other half of the sentence to something along the lines of "few of them remained to help..." etc.

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  4. Aw man, Unresolved Sexual Tension was a way better fit

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  5. You've been spending way too much time on TvTropes, you. Well, I can't say I haven't for that matter.

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  6. Nah I knew that particular term before I stumbled across TvTropes. Blame being involved in the Harry Potter Shipping Wars lol

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  7. Snowtail the KhajiitOctober 17, 2014 at 4:29 PM

    Anytime! ^_^ And I'll be here all week! :D

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