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Okay, so those bright flashes are really annoying, who would’ve guessed?

When the light clears, you can see Kyrianne again, standing in the kitchen with the remains of the rose.

Only then do you sigh and lean back in your chair. She made it. Thank all kinds of things, she made it.

Okay, you can breathe now. It’s cool to breathe now.

“YES!” That was not quite as cool, especially not with the whole punching the air thing, but fuck it, you’ve earned it.

Now you can breathe again.

AD: Ky!
AD: that was awesome!

UC: Yeah
UC: Just don’t ever do that again

AD: sorry
UC: its okay

None of you know what to type for a while after that. It’s really kind of difficult to comprehend what you just did.

Seriously. You just saved a girl on another continent from a meteor.

And it feels awesome.

UC: We really did that, didn’t we?
AD: Hell yeah
UC: Haha
UC: Thanks for saving my life

AD: youre welcome!
AD: Just
AD: wow

UC: tell me about it.
UC: Hey, do you think you could see if my mom’s still around?

AD: sure?
AD: why?

UC: I didn’t see her on the way in and this way is easier
AD: lazy
UC: Me?
UC: never.

AD: doesn’t look like she’s anywhere around
UC: weird
UC: IP also disappeared when Peter entered

AD: That is weird.
AD: i’m sure she’s fine.

UC: me too
UC: I don’t really know why, but I think she is.

AD: well, maybe we shouldn’t try to explain everything that’s happening right now
UC: Isn’t that what I should be saying?
AD: Maybe
AD: but I just feel so awesome right now
AD: like nothing can go wrong
AD: and thinking too much about what I did will make that cool feeling go away and I really don’t want it to
AD: wow ill shut up now

UC: Dude, you have no idea how much adrenaline is going through me right now
UC: I don’t think the human body was ever designed to hold this much adrenaline, but it’s going to be damned if it’s not trying.
UC: That sentence made no sense whatsoever and I don’t care.
UC: I’m going to go outside to see where I am
UC: Maybe I can see Peter’s house from here.

AD: that would be so cool
AD: ill tell him to watch out for you
AD: he unblocked me so I can finally yell at him for blocking me in the first place.

UC: That’s kind of a dick move.
AD: yeah well, maybe
AD: anyway
AD: good luck!

-- annoyingDutchie [AD] ceased pestering unorthodoxCreation [UC] at 22:15 --

-- annoyingDutchie [AD] began pestering eccentricStyle [ES] at 22:15 --

AD: Peter!
AD: don’t ever block me again!

ES: Sorry.
AD: it’s cool.
ES: Did she make it?
AD: of course she made it!
AD: I was guiding her all the way through!

ES: Damn, that’s quite an accomplishment.
ES: On her part, that is.

AD: yeah, up yours too
AD: shes gone out to look for you by the way
AD: thought you might want to know

ES: Really?
ES: That would be awesome.
ES: What did she end up prototyping with?

AD: her plushie dog thing.
ES: Ha!
ES: Okay, that should not have any drawbacks, as far as I can see.

AD: so
AD: how’re you doing?

ES: Better than before.
ES: I’m still not feeling at my best here, but I think I’ll manage.
ES: Killing glass imps is a pretty good stress relief.
ES: The next couple of days aren’t going to be easy for me, though.
ES: I don’t even know how long this is going to take.

AD: you know i’ll be here for you to talk to, right?
AD: just don’t block me again.

ES: Yeah, I know.
ES: Thanks.
ES: How long do you still have until your server gets you in?
ES: Who is your server, anyway?

AD: Willow.
ES: Of course.
AD: and i have enough time so i can talk to you a bit first.
AD: and what the hell is that supposed to mean?

ES: Absolutely nothing whatsoever.
ES: Do carry on.

AD: im keeping my eye on you
ES: Why don’t you leave that to Kyrianne?
AD: you’d like that, wouldn’t you?
ES: Dude, what the fuck are you even talking about?
AD: I have no idea.
AD: slip of the finger.

ES: That’s a lot of very coincidental finger slips, I can’t help but notice.
AD: oh, you know, monkeys on typewriters will eventually type shakespeare and that stuff
ES: See, I could deconstruct that completely based on the fact that monkeys wouldn’t be completely random in typing, but I’ll let it slide for now, because I don’t feel like being a smartass.
AD: you just did it anyway.
ES: Hmm?
ES: Go figure.
ES: How’s everyone else?
ES: I’ve been out of the loop for like, wow.
ES: An hour?
ES: Really?

AD: DI connected to me
AD: i guess she’s talking to RV now too
AD: don’t know shit about KM or OL.
AD: and TR was bitching about not wanting to play.

ES: Yeah, I remember that.
AD: David talked to him.
ES: Awesome.
ES: Oh, shit, I have to go.

AD: what’s up?
ES: I’m going to dance.
AD: what?

-- eccentricStyle [ES] ceased pestering annoyingDutchie [AD] at 22:21 --

AD: goddamnit Peter


Peter’s weird. No news there.

So, now what?

You would talk to Willow about getting yourself in the game, after all, you’re connected already, but you think you already know what she’s going to say. You have to make sure Kyrianne’s alright and settled first.

And honestly, you’re okay with that.

You could do with a little less excitement right now and you know you’ve still got a while until your meteor arrives and if it was important for some other reason she’d tell you to hurry up.

“Hey sis!” you yell. “I just saved a girl’s life!”
“Is that why you sounded like such a tool just now?”
“Can’t a guy be proud of himself?”
“Sure, but I don’t really need to hear about it, right?” she says. “How long do we have?”
“Long enough. I’ll let you know when you need to get worried,” you tell her.
“Way to be non-specific!” she yells back.
“What, you’d like me to tell you the exact time we have until we’re about to die? Because I can do that. I can make you count down every second. Just say the word!”
“I’m good, thanks.”
“Thought so.”

You grab yourself another beer. You figure you’ve earned it. Not like you need to earn a beer to drink it, but for now it’s a pretty convenient excuse.

Maybe there’s someone else you can talk to. You’re in a very talkative mood right now, so you might as well see. Peter and Kyrianne are busy, you’re going to leave Willow alone for a bit.

Ah, you haven’t talked to her in a while.

-- annoyingDutchie [AD] began pestering killerMedic [KM] at 22:24 --

AD: Hello.
KM: hi thijs!
KM: how are you doing?

AD: I am doing absolutely awesome in every way ever
KM: :o!
KM: explain!

AD: UC just entered the game.
AD: with a little help from me.

KM: that is so cool!
KM: so you basically saved her life?

AD: Totally.
AD: i’m her knight in shining armor and all that
AD: saving all the ladies in distress.
AD: and looking absolutely cool doing so.

KM: well, i’m sorry.
KM: but you can’t be my knight in shining armor.
KM: i have another one!

AD: oh shit, really?
AD: whos that?

KM: guess!
AD: yeah, I just know it’s going to be David or something.
AD: if there’s any one of us that could be a knight in shining armor its him

KM: nope!
KM: actually, i’m david’s knight in shining armor.
KM: only a girl.
KM: what’s the female version of a knight?

AD: I think that’s still a knight.
KM: oh.
AD: only with boobs.
KM: :p
AD: so who is it?
AD: what, really?
AD: So David talked him around?

KM: yup!
KM: he’s still all sorts of grumpy and complaining about everything, though.
KM: but at least he’s playing!
KM: that’s another life saved!

AD: Well, not yet.
KM: okay, fine.
KM: it’s another life willing to be saved!
KM: and he’s going to be saving mine!

AD: fuck yeah.
AD: all of us saving each others lives.
AD: feels pretty good.

KM: i know!
KM: i’m so excited to finally play!
KM: this is going to be all sorts of fun!

AD: I don’t want to ruin the mood, though.
AD: But everyone we know is going to die on the way there

KM: i know.
KM: but they’re probably going to die whether we play the game or not.
KM: so playing or not playing really won’t change that.
KM: and if we’re going to play a game, we might as well have some fun with it!
KM: after all, that’s what games are for!
KM: and i’m sure we’ll find a way to help.

AD: Okay.
AD: I think it’s kind of weird to use that kind of analysis in this situation.
AD: but whatever
AD: ill take it
AD: i’m in the mood to be in a good mood anyway.

KM: great!
KM: people should always be in a good mood!
KM: a good mood is the best mood to be in!

AD: lol
AD: totally.

KM: what are y’all up to?
AD: I’m enjoying being a hero
AD: Kyrianne is trying to find Peter
AD: and Peter is going to dance.

KM: lolwut?
AD: pretty much.
AD: how about you?

KM: oh man, i’m just sitting here.
KM: doing nothing.
KM: and it’s awesome.

AD: Sounds great.
KM: hell yeah it is.
KM: although i think i’m going to do something now.

AD: Like what?
KM: dance.

-- killerMedic [KM] ceased pestering annoyingDutchie [AD] at 22:31 --

You have the weirdest friends.