* A fugitive once more

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thousand
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* A fugitive once more

Post by thousand » 18 Apr 2018, 18:16

Actors: Thousand
Type: Solo narrative, repairs and planning.
Casualties: None

Repairs: Thousand underwent makeshift repairs to only moderately damaged. Artificial flesh recreated.

Synopsis: Thousand is making repairs and preparations to escape Earth while his compatriots rest, watching the PSA recording over and over to assess threats and formulate a plan to escape.



'- Should You See Any Of These Three Fugatives Please Contact
Your Nearest HAVOC Agency And Report ANY Meta Activty -'

Thousand rewound the recording again, even as he mixed a vat of glowing white-hot material set atop a rigged stand, his blowtorch burning away beneath it. Hiding a ways into the mazelike storm runoff system that sprawled beneath Vitae City, stretching out well beyond its limits, the android contemplated his situation as Mosin and Nova slept fitfully around a corner.

'We're going to have to get off this planet... far too hot here.' The android muses out loud, adding the contents of several vials pilfered from the hospital to the mix. It was immensely frustrating, having been labelled as terrorists by the media, but fortunately the only image they had of "Zand" was that of his badly battered, makeshift repaired chassis. Not only would it feel good to be "in his own skin" again, but it would serve as a handy disguise for getting the trio far enough away from the authorities to rest easy in accomodations better than a storm drain.

A few wafers of silicon, grabbed from smashed computers from the hospital are thrown into the mix, and the android judges it just about ready, opting to move on to his next task. The androids head is detached, set on a ledge before him, turned to face him, a long cable connecting it to his torso having been gingerly separated out from the broken neck column. The work was tricky, from this perspective, but had to be done now- no telling what level of effect the venom would have no on Mosin and Nova alike, once they awaken from their fitful slumber.

Thousand pauses in his labors, reviewing the section of the recording where Lily is shot, goes berserk, and is eventually put down by the golden-eyed redhead. While the video did not relay the energy involved, the android carefully assessed the destructive capabilities of the girl based on the damage she caused, gauging the power behind the anti-ascended weapon based on its destruction as well. The outlook was grim- that girl had more power than the android or his compatriots had at this time. Not only would the anti-ascended weaponry almost certainly prove lethal to them, this red-headed man evidently stood head and shoulders further above in terms of threat.

'It'd be one thing if we just had one really strong enemy to look out for, but... who knows how many soldiers they have trained on using those weapons? Even the lighter arms that those soldiers carry seem like they'd be quite the threat...' Thousand struggled with it in his head, even as he worked. The new neck assembly wasn't as flexible as the old, but would hold up a bit better to direct stress. A complete overhaul of the entire chassis was in order, really, but supplies just weren't available for work of that magnitude. He reaches to his head on the shelf, gingerly feeds the thick cable through the new neck assembly, and places the head back into place, securing it with several bolts. Turning his head this way and that, he nods to himself.

'Last step for this...' The androids lower jaw had been desroyed utterly in the last encounter, and he lacked the equipment needed to replicate it fully- but a hammered out rough replacement shape would manage for the time being, and he clicked it into place with a grunt, before opening and closing the mouth a few times. Awkward, but serviceable.

Nodding to himself, accepting the makeshift repair as-is, he turned back to the vat of white-lot liquid. 'Seems about ready... wonder if Nova and Mosin will flip out?' He asks himself, before gingerly extending one finger and plunging it into the vat. The liquid seems to be drawn up into his body, the entirety of it vanishing within seconds.

'Now... applying stored pattern to matrix...' The android hesitates for a moment, before a number of tiny ports open across his entire body, the silvery-white fluid flowing out, over, and all around him, before shaping itself into flesh, eyes, mouth, tongue, hair, and so on... Within a minute, where once stood an android, stood what would pass for a late 40s/early 50s human. Pale skin, steel-grey hair shot through with black, a rugged face with a scattering of grey stubble, brown eyes. The android ran the fingertips of his left hand down his right forearm, thrilling at the long-absent sense of touch, and the warmth seeping out from the artificial flesh. 'This will do just fine. But... can't be freaking out the others, and can't be walking around naked either...'

The android pauses once more, before the artificial flesh, hair, et al reliquify and are drawn back into his body, revealing his hastily-repaired, skeletal metallic chassis. The android dons a torn, tattered pair of old blue jeans and an oversize flannel shirt stained with engine grease- such will have to do for now.

Rising to his feet, he gingerly turns the corner at the end of the cooridor, peeking in at Mosin and Nova, seeing them still sleeping, however poorly. 'Best to let them rest as long as they can...' The android thought.

Lighting a cigarette and setting it to his jaw, the android rewinds the recorded transmission one more time. '= The following is a public emergency & Safety Message - ...'

Dumastin
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Re: A fugitive once more

Post by Dumastin » 19 Apr 2018, 10:46

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=lYOoWCv_PYE

actual footage of 1K acquiring better attire

thousand
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Re: A fugitive once more

Post by thousand » 19 Apr 2018, 13:28

Nice, Dumastin XD

Sent admin gnote regarding rewarding mah mort

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Re: * A fugitive once more

Post by thousand » 19 Apr 2018, 15:47

Luke awarded my mort

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