S.O.S.

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    The Aquarius Cruise Ship, foremost of the luxury Atlantic liners! Complete with a range of first-class cabins, restaurants, gymnasiums and even a shopping mall, the Aquarius is a home away from home!

    To celebrate the New Year, the Aquarius has embarked on one of its longest voyages yet, circling from Florida to the Caribbean via the Bermuda Triangle.

    So why not join the New Year's party on the main deck and enjoy our free buffet, casino and live music? It's sure to be the night of your life!





    You can play any character but the terrorists.

    The mood is cliche but not stupid. Anyone who tries to be lolsorandom or completely out-of-context will be kicked out. Confusion =/= Comedy.

    One character each. Shush.

    Chat RPs rely on people working together, sensing where things are going and not being a hijacking douche. Go with the flow and don't try too hard.

    If you get cocky, terrorists will shoot you in the butt.

    This is not an Insanity RP.

    This is not an Insanity RP.

    This is not an Insanity RP.

    This is not an Insanity RP.

    This is not an Insanity RP.

    STARTS SATURDAY, 6PM YANK TIME

    THANKS EVERYONE FOR ATTENDING! YOU CAN READ THE LOGS BELOW! MAKE SURE YOU READ FROM BOTTOM TO TOP. [/center]


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    18/04/2010 12:37 AM - Asmodeus : THE END
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    18/04/2010 12:36 AM - Asmodeus : Rex clutched his already injured jaw. Looking at Victoria, he mumbled. "I'm sure Jack has a plan."
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    18/04/2010 12:35 AM - Diana Notacat : "Now the question is... how do we get back on the ship?"
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    18/04/2010 12:34 AM - Tegan : Sadie laughed, she laughed so hard she nearly fell over. After a few moments, she finally managed to wheeze. "Guys, come one. . .We gotta, we gotta have a moment for Arnold and get a hold of the coast guard."
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    18/04/2010 12:33 AM - Resurrected Grumpy : At Rex poking him in the shoulder, Jackie had had enough. Bringing his good arm around, he punched the Brit square in the mouth. "DON'T YOU FUCKIN' START!"
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    18/04/2010 12:32 AM - Asmodeus : "And THAT'S for your terrible acting skills." added Rex, also poking Jack in the shoulder.
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    18/04/2010 12:32 AM - Resurrected Grumpy : "FUCKIN' DAMMIT!" Jackie roared, collapsing on his back. "EXCUSE ME FOR NOT WANTING TO PART WITH THE MONEY I'VE SPENT A YEAR WORKIN' TO GET AHOLD OF!"
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    18/04/2010 12:30 AM - Tegan : "Oh yeah," Sadie muttered, as if Jackie's cry of pain had reminded her of something. She quickly sat up and gave him a quick poke to the shoulder. "THAT'S for lying to us and nearly getting us killed for some money you probably weren't even going to share."
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    18/04/2010 12:30 AM - Diana Notacat : Victoria was relived, but not overjoyed. Her hands remained over her ears. They lived, but... not all of them lived. Jackie's groaning drew her out of that melancholy thought, however. Victoria SWATTED his wound... then she was shrugging off a part of her dress to help stop the bleeding. "I don't think he made it..."
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    18/04/2010 12:30 AM - Asmodeus : Rex sat back, his face black with smoke, his eyes wide with shock. "Fuel lines... dangerous things..." He looked over at the others, then up at the ship towering over them, majestic and unscathed. "Hey, where's Arnold?"
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    18/04/2010 12:28 AM - Resurrected Grumpy : It was around that point that the pain of being shot through the shoulder and landing so badly in the sea hit Jackie, who swore angrily and grimaced, pressing his good hand to his wounded shoulder. "Goddammit, this hurts!"
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    18/04/2010 12:27 AM - Tegan : After getting over the shock of what just happened, and making sure she wasn't missing any body parts, Sadie collapsed on the boat's floor, heaving a sigh of relief. "Please, let this be over and we get to go home," she whispered, though relieved her nerves had not yet come down from their alert, fight or flight state.
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    18/04/2010 12:25 AM - Resurrected Grumpy : Jackie sat there for a moment, for the first time in his life at a loss for words. Then he started laughing. "The fuck was that, a fuckin' action movie?" He patted Rex on the shoulder. "Fuckin' good shot, man."
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    18/04/2010 12:24 AM - Asmodeus : The helicopter spun wildly, as if caught by a freak wind, its fuel lines going up in a ripple of fire. The helicopter dropped from the sky, spirall in smoke and flames before crashing into the sea a few feet from the boat. The four inside it screamed as the boat kept on going and launched over the exploding wreck, flying through fire and debris before crashing back down into the water. They felt the rotorblades skim their faces and the fire scorch their skin. But then there was only the cool and clear touch of water.
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    18/04/2010 12:21 AM - Diana Notacat : Arnold was still on that ship and chances were, he wasn't alive! Victoria squeezed her eyes shut and covered her ears, expecting the worse.
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    18/04/2010 12:20 AM - Resurrected Grumpy : Continuing to cough uncontrollably, Jackie looked at the ship they were leaving behind. "Here we go!"
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    18/04/2010 12:20 AM - Tegan : Sadie hoped it would be fast enough, hoped REx would hit. . .
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    18/04/2010 12:19 AM - Tegan : The engine started, and the boat began to speed away. . .
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    18/04/2010 12:19 AM - Asmodeus : Rex fired...
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    18/04/2010 12:19 AM - Asmodeus : Inside the helicopter, one of the terrorists closed his hand around the backup detonator...
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    18/04/2010 12:18 AM - Asmodeus : "Shit..." said Rex, turning and bracing the rifle against his shoulder. "I just hope this is 45 is like the ones I used to fly..." Squinting through the sight, he took aim at the disappearing helicopter.
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    18/04/2010 12:17 AM - Tegan : When Rex left the engine, Sadie traded places with him to get it going. It was a good thing, too, when she saw the money, she was tempted to let Jack go on principal.
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    18/04/2010 12:17 AM - Resurrected Grumpy : Jackie choked up water as he was hauled into the boat. "With my shoulder like this? Not gonna happen! It's up to you, man!"
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    18/04/2010 12:16 AM - Asmodeus : The helicopter swooped overhead, getting clear of the ship and heading out to sea. And inside, one of the terrorists reached for the backup detonator.
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    18/04/2010 12:16 AM - Asmodeus : Rex left the engine and helped Jack into the boat. And as he was doing so he noticed something else in the water. Reaching, he scooped up the sniper rifle that the leader had dropped. "Jack, can you fire one of these things?"
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    18/04/2010 12:14 AM - Resurrected Grumpy : "...GODDAMMIT!" Jackie yelled, releasing the bag. It sunk into the water, dollar bills spilling from it as it fell.
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    18/04/2010 12:14 AM - Asmodeus : Rex struggled to start the engine, looking over his shoulder at Jack. "Drop the bag, Jack!"
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    18/04/2010 12:14 AM - Diana Notacat : "You're a dead man if you DON'T!" Her own teeth were chattering from the cold water, she doubt that Sadie and herself could hold on to him for long! "Just let go!"
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    18/04/2010 12:14 AM - Tegan : "Then we'll let you go!" Not waiting for him to answer, Sadie shouted to Rex. "Start the motor! If he wants to die for a fucking bag, let him!"
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    18/04/2010 12:13 AM - Asmodeus : The leader seemed to sit there for a moment, his head a ruined mess. And then he toppled forward, falling from the helicopter and tumbling into the water far below. The other terrorists cursed but got the door shut, screaming at the pilot to move. With a roar of rotarblades the helicopter soared away from the ship.
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    18/04/2010 12:13 AM - Resurrected Grumpy : "Not a fuckin'... chance!" Jackie shouted back, "I'm a dead man if I let this go!"
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    18/04/2010 12:12 AM - Diana Notacat : Victoria actually had to THINK about it for a moment. ...but conscience won out and she too was trying to help grab Jackie and drag him in to the boat! "Let go of the bag! You're too heavy!"
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    18/04/2010 12:11 AM - Myrnodyn : Arnold, seeing the shot hit Jackie and thinking him dead, cursed and turned around furiously, storming at the helicopter with his gun drawn. Bullets whizzed past him as he ignored the rain of fire and aimed his gun at the leader. His hand had never been steadier as he shot one final bullet right before the .50 calibur round pierced his skull. As the fat man collapsed on the deck, his final bullet whizzed through the air, ignoring all barriesrs and finally came to rest in the left eyesocket of the leader, where it exploded in a chaotic mess of blood and gore.
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    18/04/2010 12:10 AM - Tegan : (shit, sorry, she just pulled in Vicky)
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    18/04/2010 12:10 AM - Resurrected Grumpy : Jackie hit the water badly, and felt the air rush out his lungs. He kicked with all his might, letting go of the rifle and struggling to hold onto his bag whilst reaching the surface.
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    18/04/2010 12:10 AM - Tegan : "Vicky! Help me pull Jackie in!"
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    18/04/2010 12:09 AM - Tegan : Sadie almost sighed in relief when the two were thrown over the side. "Rex! Get ready to start the motor! I'm pulling them in!" Sadie reached over the edge and dragged Victoria into the boat. Then reached for Jack.
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    18/04/2010 12:09 AM - Resurrected Grumpy : "OH FU--" was all Jackie had time to cry out before he was blown off the boat, hurtling towards the sea.
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    18/04/2010 12:09 AM - Asmodeus : SPLASH! Rex and Sadie slammed into the ocean, throwing out waves in all directions. And a second later the bleeding form of Jack fell towards them.
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    18/04/2010 12:08 AM - Diana Notacat : Victoria AND the detonator went over the railing and crashing in to the sea near Sadie's life raft! She resurfaced with a startled shout and lots of coughing, trying to find her way towards the boat!
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    18/04/2010 12:08 AM - Asmodeus : The leader switched fire, swinging the sniper rifle and firing towards the starboard deck. The bullet punched through Jack's shoulder and threw him backwards, sending him over the railing and after the plumetting boat in which Rex and Sadie were sat.
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    18/04/2010 12:06 AM - Myrnodyn : Arnold dragged victoria along when he saw the boat disappear away from the edge. Cursing loudly he threw victoria over the railing and readied himself to jump after her...heaving himself over the edge...slowly.. "The pictures! get them to the press!"
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    18/04/2010 12:06 AM - Resurrected Grumpy : "THANK YOU!" Jackie yelled, bracing himself and continuing to fire at the sniper.
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    18/04/2010 12:05 AM - Asmodeus : The sniper, silver-haired and with piercing eyes, cursed and took aim again, readying a shot that would tear right through Arnold and Victoria. And as he did so, the helicopter began to lift from the pad, taking to the air.
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    18/04/2010 12:05 AM - Diana Notacat : There were gunshots in front and behand! Victoria shielded her head, but was taken to the ground by Arnold! "Why aren't you on the boat!!"
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    18/04/2010 12:04 AM - Tegan : Sadie closed her eyes, asked God for forgiveness, and pulled the straps, sending the boat into the sea.
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    18/04/2010 12:04 AM - Asmodeus : The first bullet flew wide as Jack and Arnold interfered, the bullet thudding into the deck next to Victoria's foot.
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    18/04/2010 12:04 AM - Resurrected Grumpy : "FUCK 'EM! GO! FUCKIN' GO BEFORE WE GET SHOT!"
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    18/04/2010 12:03 AM - Myrnodyn : Arnold was desperate...his shot was uncoordinated, barely aimed, and shot over the head of vicotria, who he pushed down and protected with his mass of flesh. "Die SCUM!"
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    18/04/2010 12:03 AM - Tegan : "IF YOU DON'T GET IN THIS BOAT NOW I AM LEAVING YOUR ASS." Sadie screamed, getting ready to pull the safety strap that would release the boat.
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    18/04/2010 12:03 AM - Resurrected Grumpy : Jackie looked at Sadie. "Good fuckin' question!" Spotting the terrorist, Jackie swore and leveled his rifle at the man, firing off a burst from his weapon.
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    18/04/2010 12:02 AM - Asmodeus : The side door of the helicopter slid open, and one the terrorists smiled as he carefully braced a sniper rifle to his shoulder and took aim.
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    18/04/2010 12:01 AM - Asmodeus : As they rushed out onto the starboard deck, Rex leapt in the lifeboat next to Sadie. "HOW DO YOU LOWER THESE FUCKING THINGS???!" Behind them the helicopter, now filled with the terrorists, was spinning its rotor blades at full speed.
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    18/04/2010 12:01 AM - Myrnodyn : Arnold, fat as he was, haddn't gotten that far yet, and now returned back to victoria. G'damnit, this is not how he wanted to die, but if he HAD to...?
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    18/04/2010 12:00 AM - Tegan : "GOD DAMNIT Victoria," she hissed.
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    17/04/2010 11:59 PM - Tegan : Sadie hopped over the edge of the ship and into one of the lifeboats, she waited for the others to join her before she would cut the straps to send them into the water below. She just hoped the engine on it would be strong enough to gun it away from an exploding ship.
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    17/04/2010 11:59 PM - Diana Notacat : Victoria wasn't moving. "I'm staying here! Just go!" Victoria still had the detonator. So while they ran for the boats, she was flinging open the service door and heading for that big group of men with it visible in her hands! "HEY..!"
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    17/04/2010 11:58 PM - Resurrected Grumpy : "I have not..." Jackie breathed as they ran, "Come this far... to fuckin' die now!"
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    17/04/2010 11:58 PM - Myrnodyn : Arnold was going to the lifeboats as well, they needed to survive, but moreover, the pictures needed to survive. "Victoria, c'mon! run!"
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    17/04/2010 11:58 PM - Asmodeus : "Shit!" hissed Rex, sprinting off after Sadie.
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    17/04/2010 11:58 PM - Resurrected Grumpy : "Right behind you; let's move." Jackie kept pace with Sadie as they moved through the ship.
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    17/04/2010 11:57 PM - Tegan : Gonna die, gonna die, gonna die.
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    17/04/2010 11:57 PM - Tegan : *you guys!
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    17/04/2010 11:57 PM - Tegan : "Come ON, you guys!?
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    17/04/2010 11:57 PM - Tegan : Sadie was hauling ass to the lifeboats by now, not really caring who was doing what.
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    17/04/2010 11:57 PM - Resurrected Grumpy : "...Goddammit."
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    17/04/2010 11:56 PM - Asmodeus : "Goodbye Mr McClane."
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    17/04/2010 11:55 PM - Resurrected Grumpy : "...Just, move it. I have an idea. Follow Sadie to the boats, alright?" Jackie raised the radio to his mouth again as they started moving. "Right, me again, you piece of shit. How's about this for a deal? I really fuckin' doubt you wanna get caught, and if these photos go out, to put it simply, you and all your boys are fucked. So keep that chopper on the fuckin' deck, you hear me?"
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    17/04/2010 11:54 PM - Asmodeus : "So John McClane has a partner? Well send away, Mr Jackson. We'll see which evidence is believed, when our country suffers the worst terrorist attack since 9/11. Now if you don't mind, we really must be going."
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    17/04/2010 11:53 PM - Myrnodyn : "I can't, but it doesn't matter. I give them the iphone...Victoria hides her camera somewhere safe....we get a ride..."
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    17/04/2010 11:53 PM - Tegan : "Well, while we're trying to bluff our way out of this, I suggest we take the added precaution of heading to the boats," they weren't far, and Jackie had a point. . .It just MIGHT work.
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    17/04/2010 11:52 PM - Resurrected Grumpy : "If you can send those photos, Arnie, I guarentee I can stop them taking off."
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    17/04/2010 11:51 PM - Myrnodyn : not pressing the button to speak, Arnold adressed the others. "I actually have an Iphone....keep quiet and let me try what bastard here failed to do!"
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    17/04/2010 11:51 PM - Diana Notacat : "I don't know if we can." she replied honestly. The camera wasn't exactly designed to work with phones!
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    17/04/2010 11:50 PM - Resurrected Grumpy : "...wait, can we send those photos?"
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    17/04/2010 11:50 PM - Diana Notacat : "...You asshole." she threw the comment at Jackie, but she was taking the camera off from around her neck. Victoria shoved it in to Sadie's hands. "Take it! Get to the boats and get as far away from it as you can!"
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    17/04/2010 11:50 PM - Resurrected Grumpy : "That sounds like a better alternative to going up against trained gunmen. Anyone else up for a run to the boats?"
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    17/04/2010 11:49 PM - Myrnodyn : "die for our country? they are after the russian ambassador? They must be if they are americans." Arnold pondered. If only we had taken some of the C4 so they could blow a hole in the deck. Yet he wasn't ready to give up just yet. He grabbed the radio and talked clearly into the mic piece. "WEll...I'll guess I'll have to send these pictures to my family over in britain. Handy things, these Iphones" It was a desperate measure...but it might work...
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    17/04/2010 11:49 PM - Tegan : "Along the side of the ship. . .Maybe we can get away without getting caught in the blast, or shot."
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    17/04/2010 11:48 PM - Resurrected Grumpy : "...I'm sure as fuck not going out there. How far away are the boats?"
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    17/04/2010 11:48 PM - Tegan : "Or . . .We could just shoot the pilot," why did all of her ideas end in them dying?
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    17/04/2010 11:48 PM - Diana Notacat : That one! Victoria zoomed in for the moneyshots! "I've got the pictures... we just... gotta stop them from leaving!" Victoria wasn't so keen on dying in a huge blaze of glory. There were so many people on board. "It..maybe if someone goes out there with the detonator!"
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    17/04/2010 11:47 PM - Tegan : She voiced her opinion of that.
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    17/04/2010 11:46 PM - Tegan : Sadie was starting to think that dying in a blaze of sour grapes and taking these guys with them was sounding like a nice alternative.
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    17/04/2010 11:46 PM - Resurrected Grumpy : "Go fuck yourself, asshole," Jackie spat down the line, and then looked at the others. "This guy's a bit beyond me, I'm afraid. Ideas?"
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    17/04/2010 11:46 PM - Asmodeus : Victoria saw the helicopter pilot gesture to the terrorists, who started moving towards the helipad again.
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    17/04/2010 11:45 PM - Asmodeus : Laughter bubbled down the radio. "Even without thirty years of CIA training, I can tell you're full of shit. Now be a good boy and die for your country, would you?"
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    17/04/2010 11:44 PM - Resurrected Grumpy : "...who says it's the same fuckin' C4, 'tard features? And let's leave balls out of this; I wouldn't want to unman you too much."
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    17/04/2010 11:43 PM - Diana Notacat : Click! Without the flash, some of the pictures were not as good. But she was getting as many faces as she could, as well as the disguises and the supplies that were littered all over the deck. Thank god for a good zoom lens! "None of them are moving yet. I can't see who is on the radio yet."
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    17/04/2010 11:43 PM - Tegan : "Be careful, Vickie," Sadie whispered. "If they see you, we're dead."
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    17/04/2010 11:42 PM - Asmodeus : "I think not, Mr McClane. You see, I've got the backup detonator... and my balls are considerably bigger than yours."
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    17/04/2010 11:40 PM - Resurrected Grumpy : "This little hostage situation's very own John McClaine," Jackie replied, "And I've got C4 rigged all over the ship, too, so you better fucking listen up."
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    17/04/2010 11:40 PM - Asmodeus : Victoria saw the terrorists assembled on the deck, the evidence laid out around them. They were just getting ready to move for the helipad, but something seemed to have stopped them in their tracks. They were all looking at the helicopter pilot, waiting expectantly.
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    17/04/2010 11:39 PM - Diana Notacat : Victoria nodded at Arnold, scooting away from Jackie again to creak open the service door and get her pictures. As many shots as she could take before someone noticed!
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    17/04/2010 11:39 PM - Asmodeus : There was a long pause. "Who is this?"
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    17/04/2010 11:39 PM - Resurrected Grumpy : "Fuck it," Jackie sighed, grabbing the radio. "Alright, listen up, fuckfaces; don't you even think about taking off in that thing, or else I'm pushing the detonator that activates the C4 stuck to it, you hear me?"
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    17/04/2010 11:39 PM - Tegan : Sadie handed Jack the radio, and hoped to God they still had a chance.
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    17/04/2010 11:38 PM - Asmodeus : "Keep that chopper on the pad, Jack," said Rex, staring intently at the conman, "Or we're all fucking dead."
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    17/04/2010 11:37 PM - Myrnodyn : "Fuck it...they are taking the helicopter...Takes those pictures Victoria...this bastard won't shoot you" he then grew silent as Jackie motioned to the radio
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    17/04/2010 11:37 PM - Asmodeus : An order was shouted from the deck outside, and the low thunder or rotor-blades started to build.
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    17/04/2010 11:36 PM - Resurrected Grumpy : Sighing, Jackie motioned to the radio. "Let's try Sadie's way, shall we? Let me talk to them."
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    17/04/2010 11:35 PM - Resurrected Grumpy : Jackie continued chuckling. "You two are fuckin' hilarious. I'm trying to keep us all from getting killed, but if you want to go and give yourselves away, fair enough. Sadie, whereabouts are those lifeboats?"
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    17/04/2010 11:35 PM - Asmodeus : "You're out of time, Peters. We're leaving," hissed the radio.
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    17/04/2010 11:35 PM - Tegan : "Have you all gone completely insane with fright, or am I missing something, here?"
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    17/04/2010 11:34 PM - Asmodeus : Jack found another gun being levelled at him "I think it's time you stopped telling people what to do, Family Man," said Rex as he got to his feet with the pistol.
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    17/04/2010 11:32 PM - Resurrected Grumpy : Jackie looked at the barrel leveled at him with a raised eyebrow, then started to laugh. "Oh, please, Arnie, put that thing down. You really want another body on your conscience?"
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    17/04/2010 11:31 PM - Tegan : "Fucking HELL you guys! Keep it together, this is the LAST thing we need, right now."
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    17/04/2010 11:31 PM - Myrnodyn : "If we can get the photograhps, and then follow sadies plan, we can expose them!"
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    17/04/2010 11:31 PM - Myrnodyn : "Shut it'asshole, and let her do what she wants! We're dead anyways" Said Arnold, putting the gun at templeheight of Jackie.
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    17/04/2010 11:30 PM - Tegan : "What if. . ." Sadie opened her eyes. "What if we made them let us take the chopper and some weapons, or we blow the ship up?" It was a crazy idea, but what else could they do? . . .No, really, someone please come up with a better idea!
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    17/04/2010 11:30 PM - Diana Notacat : "Really? These photos could be the only thing that saves your family if we make it off this boat! People need to know!"
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    17/04/2010 11:29 PM - Resurrected Grumpy : Jackie caught Victoria's motion to the door, and put the rifle between her and it. "I don't think so, sweetheart. You are NOT giving away our position for some fuckin' photos."
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    17/04/2010 11:28 PM - Diana Notacat : It wasn't even foreign terrorists. While they were trying to think, Victoria moved towards the service door and pulled up her camera. These pictures were WORTH risking her life for if she could get them and give them to authorities...!
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    17/04/2010 11:27 PM - Myrnodyn : "who is going to be the bait?"
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    17/04/2010 11:27 PM - Tegan : "Lifeboats. . ." Sadie muttered, but didn't take her hands away from her ears, still thinking.
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    17/04/2010 11:27 PM - Resurrected Grumpy : "...If we can use the radio to lure all those guys out, we may be able to make it to the helicopter..." Jackie thought out loud.
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    17/04/2010 11:26 PM - Resurrected Grumpy : "As much as I would like to dismiss what he's saying as crazy ramblings, I think he has a point," Jackie replied. He slumped against the wall. "Gimme a second, there's gotta be a way out of this..."
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    17/04/2010 11:25 PM - Tegan : "We've got a deck full of people who can kill us, and we've got an angry man on a radio, asking for a detonator. . . "Sadie closed her eyes, and covered her ears. Thinking.
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    17/04/2010 11:25 PM - Asmodeus : "The helicopter's right there on the pad. But there's about twenty guys between us and it." Rex slumped against the wall by the service door, bringing his head into his hands.
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    17/04/2010 11:24 PM - Myrnodyn : "it's a cover-up! I tell you!" Arnold gestured furiously "Didn't you see those fake beards? They are trying to get someone killed and blame it on terrorism!."
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    17/04/2010 11:24 PM - Diana Notacat : "Conspiracy?" she asked, at least trying to inch away from Jackie now. "Can we not get to the helicopter?"
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    17/04/2010 11:23 PM - Asmodeus : "The deck's crawling with those people," Rex muttered, his shoulders sinking in defeat.
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    17/04/2010 11:20 PM - Resurrected Grumpy : Jackie moved along behind Victoria, watching the woman carefully. "Why the fuck are we stopping? Let's get to the chopper."
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    17/04/2010 11:19 PM - Myrnodyn : "it was a consiracy....I knew it was a consiracy...I TOLD you it was a consiracy, Victoria!" Arnold began to whine as soon as Victoria arrived, and buried his head in his hands, holding his gun aloft.
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    17/04/2010 11:18 PM - Diana Notacat : A soft sound came from her, that might of been a curse in his direction. But Victoria went first, following the same path the others moved, and quickly so she could catch up!
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    17/04/2010 11:18 PM - Tegan : " . . .Anyone else wanna take a crack at this?" Sadie offered the radio to the men standing near her. "Or should we do what they do in the movies, and try the Mexican standoff approach?"
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    17/04/2010 11:16 PM - Asmodeus : "DAMMIT PETERS! WHERE'S MY FUCKING DETONATOR!!!" roared the radio in Sadie's hand.
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    17/04/2010 11:16 PM - Tegan : She made sure to lock at and move away.
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    17/04/2010 11:16 PM - Resurrected Grumpy : "Seriously, sweetheart, I've got no idea what you're on about. Now, shall we catch up with the others? I'll be watching your back." He placed serious emphasis on the last few words.
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    17/04/2010 11:15 PM - Tegan : Slowly, very slowly, Sadie closed the door again. " . . .new plan?"
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    17/04/2010 11:14 PM - Asmodeus : As Sadie pulled the door open, her eyes went wide. The rear of the deck was swarming with armed men, many of them dressed like the bodyguards of the V.I.P's. The deck was a hive of activity, with crates and recording equipment being moved. In one area a group were distributing copies of the Koran, along with banners daubed in arabic script. In other parts explosives were being stokpiled along with kalashnikovs. Some of the men wore turbans, while others had thrown them off and were removing fake beards. A couple of terrorists nearest the door were checking a recording. Sadie could hear the screams of the hostages in the Poseidan Lounge, drowned out by the fierce and fanatical speech of the terrorist leader.
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    17/04/2010 11:12 PM - Diana Notacat : "You should be ashamed." she hissed back at him. If that was supposed to be a threat..! Still she turned to keep a close watch on the others and look out for anyone that might be coming.
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    17/04/2010 11:11 PM - Myrnodyn : Arnold turned his back to the couple, and looked at Jackie and victoria for a moment before he let his eyes glide over the eerily empty mall again. Soon, they were homefree...
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    17/04/2010 11:09 PM - Tegan : When she reached the door, Sadie did her best to slide the key into the lock, and open it as quietly as possible. The click of the bolt sliding out of the frame sounded like an explosion to her ears. "I'll open it, you guys cover me." She whispered, slowly pulling the door open.
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    17/04/2010 11:08 PM - Resurrected Grumpy : Jackie cocked the rifle meaningfully. "I dunno what you're talking about, Victoria. Now watch the others' backs, okay?"
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    17/04/2010 11:06 PM - Asmodeus : Rex was the first to the service door and slumped against it, waiting for Sadie to arrive with her key and get it open. The mall was eerily quiet and eerily deserted, every breath he took seeming to echo too loudly.
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    17/04/2010 11:06 PM - Diana Notacat : As soon as they were out of earshot, Victoria punched Jackie on the arm. "You liar. You don't even have a family do you! Everyone on this boat could die and you went back for a bag?" she hissed! She didn't want the others to hear, not when they were so close to escape!
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    17/04/2010 11:04 PM - Tegan : Sadie fell in behind Rex, and really wished she had a gun, instead of an ice pick, right now.
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    17/04/2010 11:04 PM - Myrnodyn : Arnold tried to emulate him, but gave up in the end, just keeping his eyes peeled for any movement and keeping his gun as he had seen policemen do in the tv shows he watched.
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    17/04/2010 11:04 PM - Resurrected Grumpy : "I've got you guys covered, don't worry," Jackie replied, getting into a good position to watch their backs.
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    17/04/2010 11:02 PM - Asmodeus : "Okay..." Rex breathed, before setting off in a low stalk. He moved from the laundry enclosure across the promenade of the mall and into the gift shop, weaving through the aisles with his pistol at the ready.
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    17/04/2010 11:01 PM - Myrnodyn : "sounds like a plan" Arnold said, all to pleased to be one of the first to get into the helicopter. "Jackie can cover us with the rifle if he has to."
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    17/04/2010 11:01 PM - Resurrected Grumpy : "Cos blackmailing these guys'll totally work, yeah," Jackie added sarcastically. He had the feeling Victoria was catching onto him, and wasn't gonna let her fuck things up for him.
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    17/04/2010 11:00 PM - Diana Notacat : "We should run for it, in groups... Rex and Arnold can take Sadie first and get to the helicopter. You have the guns.. if someone jumps out I can hold up the detonator with Jackie and catch their attention! They have his family, after all." She gave Jackie a pointed look.
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    17/04/2010 10:59 PM - Tegan : Sadie had been silent the whole time, she merely kept her eyes closed and breathed. She held the radio in a white knuckled grasp. When the doors opened, she practically stumbled out. Once she began to regain her composure, she looked to where Rex was pointing. "I. . .My key will work if the door is locked." She breathed uselessly, it was the only thing she could think, right now.
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    17/04/2010 10:58 PM - Asmodeus : "Alright, I know where we are now," said Rex. "If think that gift shop over there has a back entrace that opens onto the rear deck. Then we just need to get up the stairs to the helipad."
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    17/04/2010 10:56 PM - Resurrected Grumpy : "Guess they've been through here, too..." Jackie muttered, "How many of these fucks are there?" He stepped out the elevator and looked around carefully.
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    17/04/2010 10:55 PM - Asmodeus : Soon enough, they had reached the top level, coming up just outside the shopping complex that led out onto the back of the deck. The shops were all closed up, the trace of gunfire and scuffles still evident.
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    17/04/2010 10:52 PM - Diana Notacat : Victoria wasn't looking down as she stepped on the elevator. She was staring good and hard at Jackie, trying not to squeeze that damned detonator she had in her hand. "If we run in to more of them, we now have the leverage. The we can get to the coast guard."
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    17/04/2010 10:50 PM - Resurrected Grumpy : Jackie stepped into the elevator, grimacing at the dark red stain on the floor. "...Probably best not to look down, guys."
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    17/04/2010 10:49 PM - Tegan : This was just PERFECT.
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    17/04/2010 10:49 PM - Resurrected Grumpy : "Well, if these guys are American, and yet they were going on about Jihad earlier... I think we've got a serious con on our hands here, and I don't wanna be here for the conclusion."
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    17/04/2010 10:49 PM - Tegan : Sadie held her breath and stepped into the lift, trying not to step on the vomit, or blood, or the dead body
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    17/04/2010 10:49 PM - Myrnodyn : Arnold shrugged...what did he care? He just killed a person, and was probably going to hell now, probably sooner rather than later. He picked up the gun still laying on the elevator floor, following rex's example, and got into the elevator. "I'm not getting left behind again"
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    17/04/2010 10:48 PM - Asmodeus : "No complaints from me," said Rex as he hopped back into the elevator. "We're pretty near the top deck now. The helicopter is on the rear pad, behind the bridge."
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    17/04/2010 10:48 PM - Tegan : "Wait. . .Maybe we can use this detonator to our advantage. Unless these guys are suicidal, I don't think they wanna be on this ship when those bombs go off."
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    17/04/2010 10:47 PM - Diana Notacat : She DID have the detonator, which seemed to relieve her worries just a bit. ...but still, the man's family was at stake. Then Arnold pointed out the bag Jackie was carrying. A cool look came over her expression. "He's right. We should get moving and stick with our original plan."
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    17/04/2010 10:45 PM - Resurrected Grumpy : "Need I also point out we're gonna have goons all over this spot in less than three minutes? We need to move!"
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    17/04/2010 10:45 PM - Myrnodyn : "what's in the bag?" Arnold asked, pointing at the thing jackie was carrying. "you didn't have that before."
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    17/04/2010 10:44 PM - Asmodeus : "But you've got the detonator, right?" Rex asked, looking at Victoria.
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    17/04/2010 10:44 PM - Resurrected Grumpy : "Go and get help," Jackie replied, "There's no way I can take all these guys on my own. Hell, I don't even know where my wife and kid might be. We need to get help."
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    17/04/2010 10:43 PM - Diana Notacat : "Oh god... if there's a bomb of this ship... We can't just leave them here! We've got to find them! Or... or do something!"
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    17/04/2010 10:42 PM - Asmodeus : Rex picked up the abandoned pistol, since it was clear that no one else was going to. "What do you intend to do?" he asked Jack, joining the others in staring at him.
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    17/04/2010 10:42 PM - Resurrected Grumpy : Putting on the act again, Jackie sighed. "...They weren't fuckin' there. Room was unlocked, all messed up inside. They either got out of there or they got grabbed."
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    17/04/2010 10:42 PM - Tegan : "The elevator goes up two floors, you guys." Victoria's question jolted Sadie somewhat, "Hey, yeah," she turned to look at Jackie.
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    17/04/2010 10:40 PM - Diana Notacat : "...Wait, where is your family? Something didn't happen to them, did it?" They needed to go upstairs, and it was only now Victoria realized that they were missing two people they were supposed to be fetching!
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    17/04/2010 10:40 PM - Myrnodyn : "b-back? I don't want to go back....I saved you...I deserve a break..." With his brains primary functions gone, Arnold defaulted back to whining it seemed, and he now sat shivering against a door in the hallway
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    17/04/2010 10:40 PM - Asmodeus : "It goes further?" asked Rex.
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    17/04/2010 10:39 PM - Resurrected Grumpy : "...to reach the upper floor, remember?"
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    17/04/2010 10:39 PM - Tegan : Sadie picked the radio up again. "We should keep this, so we know what they're up to."
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    17/04/2010 10:39 PM - Asmodeus : "Back in the elevator? What are the hell are you talking about?"
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    17/04/2010 10:39 PM - Diana Notacat : "I got it!!" Victoria snatched the thing off the floor and waved it in the air. But hearing 'detonator' she very nearly dropped it again! "Back in the elevator? Why?!"
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    17/04/2010 10:38 PM - Resurrected Grumpy : "Crystal. Peters, out." Jackie dropped the radio. "Right, all of you back in that fucking elevator. We've got three minutes 'till they find those bodies."
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    17/04/2010 10:37 PM - Asmodeus : "You've got three," replied the voice on the other end. "I want that detonator in my hand in three minutes. Are we clear?"
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    17/04/2010 10:37 PM - Tegan : Sadie held her breath and went into the lift with Victoria to help her look for the device, hoping that Jackie's attempt would be successful.
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    17/04/2010 10:36 PM - Resurrected Grumpy : "Aww, fuck it!" Jackie hissed, grabbing the radio. Time for some serious conning. "This is Peters, we're having some issues with the charges. Give us another five minutes, over."
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    17/04/2010 10:36 PM - Myrnodyn : "someone.....Someone should take the gun..." Albert said, avoiding the head with his gaze just like everyone else. "Peters had a thick american accent...and pretty heavy voice...p untill he...he...screamed...."
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    17/04/2010 10:35 PM - Diana Notacat : "The thing, the thing, I took it with the radio!" It wasn't in her hands, so she was now aware she dropped it. Victoria swallowed that sickening fear to go crawling back towards the elevator shaft. Somewhere on the floor was that weird device!
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    17/04/2010 10:35 PM - Asmodeus : "PETERS! COME IN!"
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    17/04/2010 10:34 PM - Resurrected Grumpy : "Anyone hear what Peters sounds like?"
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    17/04/2010 10:33 PM - Tegan : Sadie straightened up and wiped her mouth clean for the second time tonight. "Damnit, I don't want to know. . ." She made her way back to the lift, covering her mouth so she wouldn't have to smell the combined stench of their wretching. She also made a point not to look at the head. "A bomb?" Sadie looked at the radio. Should they fake the dead man's voice like they do in the movies?
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    17/04/2010 10:33 PM - Resurrected Grumpy : "...Bomb?" Jackie repeated, then realised what Victoria was saying, "Fuck me, I think they're gonna sink the ship!"
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    17/04/2010 10:33 PM - Asmodeus : Rex came back from the side room, leaning tiredly against the wall. "What's she babbling about?"
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    17/04/2010 10:32 PM - Diana Notacat : "You don't understand...!" Victoria jumped at the sound of the voice, but quickly realized it was the radio she snatched. She almost moved to get it, but closed her eyes shut again to point towards it. "Set! They're setting a bomb! I saw it in the kitchen!"
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    17/04/2010 10:31 PM - Asmodeus : "PETERS!" yelled a voice suddenly. "YOUR TIME'S UP. GET BACK HERE!" The radio on the elevator floor crackled with the far-off voice. "IS EVERYTHING SET?"
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    17/04/2010 10:31 PM - Resurrected Grumpy : "That's downstairs, Victoria. You don't need to go back down there."
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    17/04/2010 10:30 PM - Diana Notacat : Keeping her eyes squeezed shut (she wasn't dare going to open them now), Victoria shook her head slowly. "No, no... there's.. stuff... down there. I saw it on the walls...!"
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    17/04/2010 10:29 PM - Myrnodyn : Arnold looked at the man just outside the elevator demanding answers. "We....I....I...His head...came off..." He then made the mistake to look at the head again, and noticed the one hand that lay still besides it...and lost whatever bile he had not spewed up before
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    17/04/2010 10:28 PM - Resurrected Grumpy : Jackie looked from the unconscious Victoria to the vomiting escapees. "Aw, Jesus..." he muttered, setting Victoria down carefully. "C'mon, wake up now, girl. It's over. You're fine."
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    17/04/2010 10:27 PM - Diana Notacat : Victoria was slowing coming to, and murmuring odd phrases like 'explosion', 'blood' and 'going to sink' between ill sounding groaning! That radio, gun, and weird device she had been carrying was now on the elevator shaft floor!
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    17/04/2010 10:26 PM - Tegan : Sadie decided that since everyone else was doing it, she might as well hurl, too. She managed to make it to a waste bin down the hall, at least.
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    17/04/2010 10:24 PM - Resurrected Grumpy : Jackie wrenched his head away from the scene quickly, not really wanting to look at what Arnold had in his hands. "Fuck me, that's nasty..." he muttered. As Victoria collapsed, Jackie sighed, gritted his teeth, stepped into the elevator and carried her out. "Dare I ask what the fuck happened?"
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    17/04/2010 10:23 PM - Myrnodyn : Arnold dropped the severed head as if it had burned him....then crawled into a corner of the elevator and hurled, relieving himself of the contents of his bloated stomach.
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    17/04/2010 10:23 PM - Asmodeus : "What the f..." Rex turned around and dashed into a side-room to wretch.
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    17/04/2010 10:23 PM - Diana Notacat : Shock! Pure shock was on her face. Gun still pointed and eyes staring as if she were frozen that way. ...a decapitated head was the last straw for Victoria! That was when she fainted!
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    17/04/2010 10:23 PM - Tegan : Sadie slowly opened her eyes when she heard only silence, and peaked around to peer into the lift. "WHAT THE FUCK?"
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    17/04/2010 10:22 PM - Asmodeus : DING! The elevator doors opened on the next level and Rex, Sadie and Jack all stared at Victoria, Arnold and the... severed head.
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    17/04/2010 10:21 PM - Myrnodyn : "I know! help me with th- wha!" Arnold struggled to get free of the man, realizing they were in a bad position and not sure what to do about it. precious seconds passed as he tried to move away untill in the end he just rolled foward in a desperate headroll he wouldn't have been able to reproduce again. Inside the elevator, he only briefly saw the horrified face of Victoria before wall become the only thing visible, and before he knew it he was holding a severed head in his bloodied right hand.
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    17/04/2010 10:20 PM - Diana Notacat : Another shout from Victoria... but the elevator was moving! "Arnold, the lift!" She was wary, scared, and really didn't want to run closer to the fight but they needed to get UP! She ran forward quick, near hopping over both men on the floor to stumble in to the rising elevator. Then she was pointing her gun at closer range! "YOU! Drop your gun! ...now please!"
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    17/04/2010 10:17 PM - Asmodeus : Then the elevator started to lift upwards, with Arnold and the terrorist still in it
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    17/04/2010 10:16 PM - Asmodeus : BLAM! The pistol went off again, bouncing off the wall and ceiling near Victoria.
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    17/04/2010 10:16 PM - Diana Notacat : Victoria stopped near the putty stuff, something clicking in the back of her head... but Arnold! But... was this stuff for a bomb?! Oh gods, she was going to faint! "Arnold!" she shouted the man's name when she reached him struggling with the terrorist, and pointed her gun. "They're going to sink the whole boat!"
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    17/04/2010 10:12 PM - Tegan : Sadie pressed herself against the wall, her hand drifting over to the ice pick tucked in her waistband, closed her eyes and waited, breathing hard.
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    17/04/2010 10:12 PM - Myrnodyn : while*
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    17/04/2010 10:12 PM - Asmodeus : As Victoria dashed back into the room, her eye was caught by a strange lump of white putty-like stuff stuck to the wall. There was a device mounted in the putty with flashy lights.
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    17/04/2010 10:12 PM - Myrnodyn : Arnold slammed the head against the doorpost again before rolling over and pinning the man beneath him, freeing a meaty fist to hit the hand that had the pistol in it why the other still squeezed at the man's throat.
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    17/04/2010 10:10 PM - Resurrected Grumpy : "Fuck!" Jackie cursed, and grabbed the elevator handle. "Both of you move back!" he snapped at Rex and Sadie, leveling the rifle at the shaft. Anything terroristy appeared, and he'd waste it.
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    17/04/2010 10:10 PM - Asmodeus : "I'm pulling the lever!" said Rex, reaching for the handle.
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    17/04/2010 10:09 PM - Diana Notacat : "Oh god.. oh god, sorry...!" Wait, why was she apologizing?! Victoria kicked the unconscious man before she scurried to pick up the things he dropped. The gun and radio she recognized immediately as being useful... the third item she was confused about but grabbed anyway. Victoria ran back for the laundry room elevator!
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    17/04/2010 10:07 PM - Asmodeus : The terrorist got the pistol but at the same time Arnold slammed him into the door. His arm sagged dizzily and fired another clumsy shot, the second bullet richocheting around the elevator and barely missing the two of them. Meanwhile, in the corridor, the first terrorist hit the floor unconscious, his pistol, radio and a strange trigger-device sliding away from his body.
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    17/04/2010 10:07 PM - Tegan : " I don't know!" Her voice took on a panicked edge. "They could be trapped, we should help them!" She would ask him why he didn't have his family with him when this crisis was over.
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    17/04/2010 10:05 PM - Resurrected Grumpy : ...Jackie rounded the corner in time to see Rex peering into the elevator shaft and yelling for the other two. "What the fuck's going on?" he asked Sadie, falling in next to them.
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    17/04/2010 10:05 PM - Diana Notacat : A swing! And a SMASH! Victoria misjudged how high she needed to swing, but she caught him square across the throat! When he doubled over coughing and wheezing she brought the thing down over his head as hard as she could swing it!
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    17/04/2010 10:04 PM - Myrnodyn : Noticing the gun and the hand inching towards it gave arnold the strength he needed. Breathing in deeply and roaring at the top of his lungs, he flung the bastard's head against the elevators doorpost, hoping to at least stun him enough to get the initative back.
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    17/04/2010 10:03 PM - Asmodeus : Rex peered into the elevator shaft desperately. "ARNOLD?! VICTORIA?!!"
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    17/04/2010 10:02 PM - Asmodeus : "YOU FUCKING RICH BITCHES! I'M GONNA...." The terrorist came hurtling around the corner.
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    17/04/2010 10:02 PM - Diana Notacat : Victoria stumbled around a corner and pressed herself against the wall. She took a deep breath and held it, waiting for the man to come around the corner so she could swing the iron that was still in her hands and catch him in the face!
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    17/04/2010 9:59 PM - Asmodeus : Another bullet hit the doorway as Victoria fled. "GET BACK HERE YOU BITCH!" yelled the terrorist with the American accent, who quickly began chasing her. Meanwhile, the other terrorist was pushing Arnold's face against the elevator floor, even as he was being strangled. His other hand was reaching for the dropped pistol, barely inches away...
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    17/04/2010 9:58 PM - Resurrected Grumpy : ...as Jackie exited the room, he heard a gunshot go off not too far away. Immediately diving against the wall, he cursed and stole off towards Rex and Sadie again...
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    17/04/2010 9:57 PM - Myrnodyn : Arnold tried to get up before the man could get on him, but his mass prevented him to do so quickly enough. Were his body had previously helped him keep his would be killers in check, it now prevented him from keeping the guy off. Arnold desperatly stared at the edge of the elevator above him. If only someone would pull the lever again, the man above him would get beheaded. As it was though, the heavyweight closed his hammy fists around the terrorists throat and squeezed as hard as he could.
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    17/04/2010 9:55 PM - Diana Notacat : Victoria screamed flinching out of reflex from the ear shattering sound! But now one of them was coming after her and all she had was an iron! Victoria only stood there frightened and indecisive for a moment before she turned around and bolted for the direction those men came from!
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    17/04/2010 9:54 PM - Tegan : "Did you hear that?" Sadie sat up straight.
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    17/04/2010 9:53 PM - Asmodeus : The gunshot was deafening in the enclosed space. The bullet richocheted around the elevator and barely missed Victoria's head. And as the pistol went off the first man wriggled free and tried to get on top of Arnold. The other terrorist, meanwhile, reeled to his feet and staggered back towards Victoria.
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    17/04/2010 9:51 PM - Resurrected Grumpy : ...His room was pretty much as he left it. Jackie closed the door, and moved over to the mini-bar, sliding the fridge out from the wall. Behind it was a messenger bag, which Jackie snatched up and checked quickly. It was all still there. A year's hard work. Jackie smiled, and slung the bag over his shoulder. Now, to get back to the others...
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    17/04/2010 9:50 PM - Tegan : "Me too, Rex." Sadie cracked her neck and relished in the moment of peace, totally unaware of what was happening below. "After this, I'm going back to school, getting a normal boyfriend and never do anything exciting EVER again."
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    17/04/2010 9:49 PM - Myrnodyn : Arnold desperately grabbed for the gun, trying to twist it out of the man's grasp before it could deliver it's deadly payload into his flabby skin
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    17/04/2010 9:48 PM - Asmodeus : "Jeez, that guy really needs to lose some weight," muttered Rex as he heard the elevator wire creak. Then he looked back at Sadie. "No more porn after tonight. I've had enough excitement for one lifetime."
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    17/04/2010 9:48 PM - Diana Notacat : Now what?! She was thinking in her head! Still, she scooted out of the closet, staying close to the wall and out of arm's reach. Victoria was going to ask which way she should run, but instead she grabbed an iron from near by to crack it over one of the terrorist's head!
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    17/04/2010 9:47 PM - Asmodeus : The first one was pinned, but the other still had his pistol gripped. He swung it, trying to get the barrel against Arnold.
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    17/04/2010 9:46 PM - Resurrected Grumpy : ...Jackie turned the key, and heard a satisfying 'click' from the lock. Smiling, he carefully opened the door...
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    17/04/2010 9:45 PM - Asmodeus : "Aaaagh!" yelled the first terrorist as he was barged into the elevator, the whole thing creaking under the weight.
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    17/04/2010 9:45 PM - Myrnodyn : "Now, Victoria!" Arnold Yelled, though he had not discussed anything with her before he bluntly bullrushed out of the closet and bodyslammed the one terrorist into the other, the three of them landing on a pile in the elevator opneing
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    17/04/2010 9:44 PM - Tegan : Sadie laughed, her senses starting to come back to her. "Hey, just make sure you can keep us in the air, Mr. helicopter erotica."
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    17/04/2010 9:43 PM - Asmodeus : The shadows moved over to the elevator, whispering to each other. A few things were said, then they heard one pair of boots stepping into the elevator.
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    17/04/2010 9:42 PM - Resurrected Grumpy : Jackie crept along the corridors, checking his keys once to make sure he had it right. Finally, his eyes fell upon the right corridor. Smiling, Jackie moved to his door, sliding the key into the lock...
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    17/04/2010 9:41 PM - Diana Notacat : I WANT YOUR MSN! >:D
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    17/04/2010 9:41 PM - Asmodeus : "Hey, don't worry about it," said Rex, crouching by Sadie with his back to the elevator shaft. "A few minutes from now, I'll be flying you home, high and dry."
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    17/04/2010 9:40 PM - Myrnodyn : Arnold had to do something, what if one of them came back to collect them? what if the terrorists went up there? He couldn't just let them get killed could he? he knew their names. Collecting his courage, he swallowed heavily and awaited the right moment.
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    17/04/2010 9:39 PM - Diana Notacat : "Oh god, they sent the elevator down..." she whispered, barely even audible. What if they started looking? Or took it up to the next floor after the others?
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    17/04/2010 9:39 PM - Tegan : "I'm sorry," Sadie opened her eyes. "I just. I can't be in small spaces." She hated feeling this helpless, especially in front of someone she really didn't know. "I. . .We should be doing something else to help them." She just hated this not doing.
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    17/04/2010 9:39 PM - Asmodeus : Victoria and Arnold heard the elevator, and heard the two terrorists spin and ready their weapons.
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    17/04/2010 9:38 PM - Asmodeus : Making sure Sadie was comfortable, Rex turned back and pulled the lever, making the elevator shudder back into life and descend down the shaft.
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    17/04/2010 9:36 PM - Resurrected Grumpy : Jackie looked at Sadie, and then nodded. "Alright man, see you in a moment." He then moved off down the corridor, keeping low and keeping his rifle at the ready. If he remembered correctly, his room wasn't far.
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    17/04/2010 9:36 PM - Asmodeus : Two shadows entered the laundry room, their voices barely heard by Victoria and Arnold in the closet. "Intersection 5, here," said one of them, in an American accent. There was a sharp thud afterwards and then a series of electronic beeps.
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    17/04/2010 9:33 PM - Asmodeus : "You okay?" Rex asked as he saw Sadie's breathing become deeper and more erratic. She appeared to be hyperventilating, and as the elevator came to a stop he helped her out and sat her down against the bulkhead. "Just take a moment. Breathe." He looked over at Jack. "I'll send the elevator down and look after Sadie. You go get your family."
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    17/04/2010 9:32 PM - Diana Notacat : "Arnold!" she whispered quick! She looked frantically for somewhere to hide only to have Arnold pull her in to a utilities closet. She held her breath.
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    17/04/2010 9:31 PM - Myrnodyn : "oh god, they left us here" the fat guys whispered and tried the doors to see if any of them were unlocked. Finally finding one he ducked in, and pulled vicotria along. "I knew this was a bad idea!"
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    17/04/2010 9:29 PM - Asmodeus : "It's this way," said a voice from the corridor, startling Arnold and Victoria. A pair of boots were thudding on the metal decks, drawing closer.
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    17/04/2010 9:27 PM - Diana Notacat : Victoria leaned against the wall, counting seconds. To keep herself occupied she pull the camera from her neck and flip through the digital pictures to see what she managed to catch. "God, I can't believe this is happening... I don't care who it is, I just want to be home!"
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    17/04/2010 9:27 PM - Myrnodyn : "You know what?" Arnold said to Vicotria as the elevator left. "I think it's all a conspiracy. they are trying to kill some high ranking offical and are trying to cover it up by using terrorists as an axcuse...I think it's the russions. I mean, the leader had a russian accent!"
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    17/04/2010 9:27 PM - Tegan : Why was it taking so long?!
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    17/04/2010 9:26 PM - Tegan : "It's. . .OK." Sadie closed her eyes tight and tried to focus on breathing.
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    17/04/2010 9:26 PM - Resurrected Grumpy : "There's the small downside of terrorists chasing us across the ship, but you're not on your own."
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    17/04/2010 9:25 PM - Resurrected Grumpy : "Look on the bright side; you're not," Jackie chuckled.
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    17/04/2010 9:25 PM - Resurrected Grumpy : Jackie sighed as the elevator rolled upwards. He had to admit he did feel a little bit bad about playing these people, but hey, it was business. And he needed what in his room.
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    17/04/2010 9:25 PM - Asmodeus : Rex looked over at Sadie as the elevator ascended. "For what it's worth I'm sorry about earlier." He looked away and muttered to himself. "Just didn't want to spend another New Year's on my own..."
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    17/04/2010 9:24 PM - Tegan : With a gulp, Sadie stepped into the elevator with the other men. "I'll send it back down for you two when get up." She then closed the doors and pulled the lever. There was a metallic whirring and the elevator slowly began to move up.
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    17/04/2010 9:22 PM - Diana Notacat : Victoria lift a hand and waved. A nervous dreading motion, almost as if it would be the last time she'd see them. She quickly squished those thoughts back down and tried to remain optimistic. "Just hurry and get your family!"
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    17/04/2010 9:21 PM - Resurrected Grumpy : "That settles it, then," stated Jackie, climbing into the elevator and motioning to the other two, "See you up there."
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    17/04/2010 9:21 PM - Asmodeus : Rex climbed into the elevator and then glanced back at Arnold and Victoria. "Okay. We'll see you soon."
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    17/04/2010 9:21 PM - Myrnodyn : "I guess I'll stay behind with victoria then." Arnold said, nervously looking over his shoulder to see if the terrorist might be sneaking down the hall yet.
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    17/04/2010 9:20 PM - Tegan : "I'll. . .I guess that means the three of us should go," Sadie tried to hide the sudden uneasy look on her face.
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    17/04/2010 9:20 PM - Diana Notacat : "She knows the way around so she should go with you both in case you need to hide somewhere."
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    17/04/2010 9:19 PM - Asmodeus : "I guess the lightest of us should go with..er... " He looked at Arnold and didn't finish the sentence. "I'll go with Jack." He said instead.
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    17/04/2010 9:18 PM - Resurrected Grumpy : "I'll go in the first group," Jackie volunteered, "I've got the rifle, and I need to go and get my family one floor up, if they're still there."
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    17/04/2010 9:17 PM - Tegan : "It's the old fashioned lever kind. . .It's pretty simple, but it only goes up two floors." Sadie had to close her eyes again, for a brief moment, to process the questions and fight off the sickness rising in her stomache. "I. . .I think we'll have to go in two groups. Three in one turn, then the last two."
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    17/04/2010 9:14 PM - Diana Notacat : "Bodyguards can't handle guns like that." This time Victoria caught Rex looking, and had a surprised expression before it turned to a small scowl. She kept the commenting to herself, though. "And how many of us will fit inside, do you think?" She added on to Jackie's question!
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    17/04/2010 9:14 PM - Myrnodyn : Arnold walked in the back now, and fidgeted with his hands in his pockets as he listened intently to his surroundings, and to what others had to say. He didn't like the fact that most of them seemed so at ease, as if they had done this before.. the terrorists must have thought of something to chase them down by now.... then Sadie mentioned something else, and that really made the fat guy think. what if it was all a setup, what if it was some government conspiracy to get rid of some highranking people.. He just got caught in the middle....a statistic....
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    17/04/2010 9:13 PM - Resurrected Grumpy : "Luck's always a factor," Jackie pointed out as he stepped into the room, "We were in the right place at the right time, or we acted at the right time. Hey, who gives a shit. We're okay. That's what matters, when it comes down to it." Jackie moved over to the chute. "Okay, how's this work then?"
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    17/04/2010 9:13 PM - Asmodeus : "Yeah, that is strange. I'm sure they had bodyguards when they came on board..."
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    17/04/2010 9:11 PM - Tegan : Sadie stopped when they came to the maintenance room and tried her key. "Don't people who are that important usually have bodyguards?" She mused aloud. "I mean. . .I don't know. How can a few of these guys hold hundreds of people hostage? Even WITH guns. . . It just seems odd that we got out, and these 'professionals' didn't."
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    17/04/2010 9:09 PM - Asmodeus : Rex found himself checking out Victoria's "statistics" as they entered the laundry room, but he quickly reminded himself, yet again, that they were on a boatful of terrorists.
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    17/04/2010 9:08 PM - Resurrected Grumpy : "Exactly. So long as we don't get caught again, we'll be fine."
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    17/04/2010 9:07 PM - Diana Notacat : Victoria made sure to follow Sadie towards the Laundry chute. She was still really nervous about them getting caught, so her voice remained low. "Please don't say that. I would really like to avoid being a statistic!"
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    17/04/2010 9:06 PM - Resurrected Grumpy : "So yeah, lot's of media attention, worldwide interest, big to-do and all that shit. So long as we're not here when it all goes down, we'll be fine. I mean, seriously, do you guys know the statistics for hostage survival in these sorta things? They fuckin' suck."
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    17/04/2010 9:05 PM - Asmodeus : "Come to think of it, you're right," Rex said to Victoria as they moved. "I've been on this cruise twice before, and I've never seen as many big names on the guest list. There's that senator's son, and those people from Microsoft. Oh, and that French family who own the race horses. And I'm sure I heard there were members of the Russian cabinet. And Charlie Farland - you remember him, from that news channel?" By the end Rex was more talking to himself than Victoria, stroking his moustache as he pondered.
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    17/04/2010 9:03 PM - Resurrected Grumpy : "You'll be fine, Arnold, don't worry," Jackie said as he started moving towards the maintenance room, "But let's not waste time talking. We need to go."
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    17/04/2010 9:02 PM - Tegan : "Don't worry, you'll fit, though it will be really really cramped. That thing was made to carry a person with a dolly full of laundry." They might have to take turns even, but that was better than nothing.
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    17/04/2010 9:01 PM - Tegan : "It's in the maintenance room down the hall,"Sadie pointed to her right. "It's locked up, but I think my key will work." Sadie smiled, actually smiled, for the first time that night. Maybe they would get out of this alive.
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    17/04/2010 9:01 PM - Myrnodyn : ..."I can't move through a laundry elevator. Unless they carry it down by hand in the elevator I simply won't fit." Arnold sent a pleading look at each of them, hoping for reassurance that he could still come with them.
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    17/04/2010 8:59 PM - Diana Notacat : "Thank god!" For a minute there, she thought they were in deep trouble! Victoria stopped fussing with her pearls to smooth out her dress with nervous impatience.
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    17/04/2010 8:58 PM - Resurrected Grumpy : Smiling, Jackie patted Sadie on the back. "Sounds like a plan. Good thinking. Whereabouts is it?:
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    17/04/2010 8:57 PM - Tegan : "Laundry. . ." Sadie finally mumbled. "There's an elevator they use to move laundry." Sadie opened her eyes and looked around. "It's kind of hidden. Maybe they missed it."
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    17/04/2010 8:57 PM - Resurrected Grumpy : "I'm a floor up, so it's on the way," Jackie replied, "But we're not going anywhere unless we find a way around this barricade."
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    17/04/2010 8:55 PM - Asmodeus : "How much further to your cabin, Jack? This is taking too long!"
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    17/04/2010 8:55 PM - Myrnodyn : "So what do we do now?" get rid of the barricades? or do we try to find another way around?" Arnold was getting impatient and irritable. He hadn't eaten anything in over an hour, he had saved himself for that cake. And with all the terrorsim and the shouting, his mood from earlier was quickly turning around.
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    17/04/2010 8:53 PM - Diana Notacat : "Most of the people on this boat are rich and notable. It would make a really big deal in the press." Victoria rest a hand at her stomach while they stopped and allowed Sadie to figure out where they were going next. Her other hand fussed with the pearls around her neck.
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    17/04/2010 8:50 PM - Resurrected Grumpy : "Fuck knows, man, these guys are obviously pretty unstable in the minds. Let's just get my wife and kid, then get the fuck off this boat."
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    17/04/2010 8:50 PM - Tegan : "Shit. . ." Sadie closed her eyes tight and clamped her hands over her ears. That's what she did when she was thinking about something really important. Her lips moved silently as she went over a map of the ship in her head.
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    17/04/2010 8:49 PM - Asmodeus : "it doesn't make sense," Rex pondered as he moved, "They'd need an entire army to round up all the passengers. And that cake didn't hold THAT many guns. What do they hope to achieve with such a small force?"
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    17/04/2010 8:47 PM - Resurrected Grumpy : "Well, shit, this is gonna be a pain in the ass..." Jackie muttered to himself as he turned to Sadie. "Any ideas? You know this boat better than the rest of us."
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    17/04/2010 8:45 PM - Asmodeus : Beyond the boiler room, the five escapees found their way to the first deck of cabins. They could already see that the stairwells had been barricaded. It seemed that the terrorists had trapped the guests on each deck and were simply guarding the upper deck and outside of the boat.
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    17/04/2010 8:40 PM - Myrnodyn : "Allright Jackie." Arnold said and nodded, and then paid careful attention as the rest called out their names, not wanting to name anyone by a mere description now that he had voiced his dislike of the same treatment.
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    17/04/2010 8:39 PM - Diana Notacat : "Victoria Buchanon." Unlike Rex, she didn't bother explaining who she was and what she did for a living. Right this moment her ears were burning at the 'Porn' talk and she was preying they wouldn't get caught!
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    17/04/2010 8:38 PM - Resurrected Grumpy : "Hey, if you insist on being called Arnold, then the least you could do is call me Jackie."
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    17/04/2010 8:38 PM - Tegan : "It's a little further ahead," she replied quickly, happy for the distraction. "And while we're at it, who are you two?" Sadie motioned to Jackie and Victoria, while she stopped at the door to the boiler room and tried the handle.
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    17/04/2010 8:37 PM - Myrnodyn : ..."Oh wow...I thought I'd recognized your face from somewhere." Arnold said...then blushed. "Anyway, let's move on, if we are going to pick up the grumpy guys family. "
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    17/04/2010 8:36 PM - Resurrected Grumpy : "Sounds it, yeah," Jackie chuckled, "Dunno how far the door is. Sadie, was it? You know?"
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    17/04/2010 8:36 PM - Tegan : Suddenly an image of Rex bursting into a room in his tighty whities, and announcing to all the half-clothed girls inside 'Who wants a mustache ride!' popped into her head. Sadie grimaced, then growled. "Could we PLEASE just focus on getting out alive?"
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    17/04/2010 8:36 PM - Asmodeus : "And besides, the money was good. I've been living on cruise ships for the last five years."
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    17/04/2010 8:35 PM - Asmodeus : Rex coughed and picked up his pace. "Helicopter Porn is a very sophisticated niche."
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    17/04/2010 8:35 PM - Diana Notacat : Victoria was having a hard time watching where she was stepping. She almost thought she stepped on something furry and nearly let out a yelp! "How much farther is the door?"
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    17/04/2010 8:35 PM - Resurrected Grumpy : "...Porn star, huh?"
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    17/04/2010 8:34 PM - Asmodeus : "I'll have you know I played 'Helicopter Pilot Number 14' in Apocalypse Now. Me and Brando were like this." He held up his crossed fingers in the darkness as he walked. "Anyway, I picked up a few things while I was on the set. And then later I did some.... other films."
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    17/04/2010 8:31 PM - Resurrected Grumpy : Sighing, Jackie motioned with the rifle for the other two to start moving as well, and then moved off after Rex and Victoria. "No, seriously, I've never heard of Rex Hamilton. Who the fuck is he? Some 50's movie star or something?"
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    17/04/2010 8:31 PM - Tegan : "I was born in 1987," was Sadie's reply as the headed down the hall. She didn't like the idea of taking a detour to the cabins, but arguing now would get them nowhere. Just keep moving. . .
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    17/04/2010 8:31 PM - Myrnodyn : Arnold pondered. "Wan't he in the british cast of Cats? I don't know....I'm not that familiar with actors." He said as he followed suit...glad to have a chance at simply babbling again.
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    17/04/2010 8:29 PM - Asmodeus : "This is insane," muttered Rex as he started walking, following Victoria down the half-lit corridor. It was a few moments before he spoke again. "Seriously, you've never heard of Rex Hamilton?"
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    17/04/2010 8:28 PM - Diana Notacat : "If anything most of us can get to the helicopter while he and someone else tries to fetch them!" Victoria pointed at a few directions until she got a confirmation nod from the Waitress and headed in that direction!
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    17/04/2010 8:27 PM - Resurrected Grumpy : "Maybe they are, or maybe they're still in the room, scared to fucking death and waiting for me. I'm not taking the chance, and quite frankly, I'm the one with the light-source AND the rifle. So let's haul ass. We're going to the cabins, and then we make for the chopper."
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    17/04/2010 8:25 PM - Myrnodyn : "The NAME....Is ARNOLD..." Arnold hissed back at Jack....and if you call me fat guy one more time I'm going to punch you, terrorists or not. Now...if you have family, they are probably under guard of terrorists right now....I still say we leave and warn the others."
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    17/04/2010 8:25 PM - Tegan : Sadie stared at Rex blankly for a moment, before turning to the others. "Right, I agree with the only other lady here. We can figure out rescue attempts as we go, but if we stay any longer, they'll find us."
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    17/04/2010 8:24 PM - Resurrected Grumpy : "That's what I just said, isn't it?" Jackie snapped.
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    17/04/2010 8:23 PM - Asmodeus : Rex abandoned his attempt at recognition and looked at Jack in silence. "You have family on the boat?"
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    17/04/2010 8:22 PM - Resurrected Grumpy : "How about a wife and a daughter, fat guy?" I turn and snarl at Arnold, "That important enough? My kid was sick, so Kellie stayed with her tonight. I'm not fucking leaving them." The lie comes easily; I've made a career out of it, after all.
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    17/04/2010 8:22 PM - Asmodeus : "The name's Rex." declared Rex, giving a dramatic pause and waiting for a response. He looked at them expectantly. "Rex Hamilton... the actor...?"
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    17/04/2010 8:21 PM - Diana Notacat : She bounced on her feet for a brief moment in frustration. "Lets just not argue! If it's on the way we might have time, please let's just go!"
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    17/04/2010 8:21 PM - Myrnodyn : "so we can actually get off this boat?" The hope in Arnolds voice was almost painful to hear. He was still a little out of breath from the running earlier and leaned against the metal walls of the ship. "I agree with the brit...It can't be more important than five lives...."
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    17/04/2010 8:19 PM - Asmodeus : "Ah yes, the old 57. I had something similar when I lived in Miami," babbled Rex. Then he stopped and scowled at Jack. "This is hardly the time for collecting your luggage!"
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    17/04/2010 8:18 PM - Tegan : Then turned her attention back to the British man. "Please tell me that look on your face means you know how to fly. .."
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    17/04/2010 8:18 PM - Resurrected Grumpy : "No, not go back. But I bet you they're on the way, and I need to stop off at mine. It's important, seriously."
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    17/04/2010 8:18 PM - Tegan : "Yeah, they have one for rescue purposes," Sadie squinted in the half light at all of them. "This leads to the boiler room, then laundry, then the deck. . ." She glared at the man who suggested they go back up top.
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    17/04/2010 8:17 PM - Diana Notacat : "There should be a radio inside it too, right? To contact the coast guard?" Victoria stepped aside to make room for everyone else, but frowned at the suggested of going to one of the rooms. "You're actually going to go back? They could be looking for people in their cabins!"
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    17/04/2010 8:15 PM - Resurrected Grumpy : "Hang on a sec, I think there's a light on this thing..." Jackie muttered as he fiddled with the front of the gun for a few seconds. Then a light clicked on at the front of the weapon. "Got it." He dropped down to the floor and looked around at the others. "Now, where's the cabins? I need to make a quick stop-off and pick something up."
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    17/04/2010 8:14 PM - Asmodeus : "Helicopter?" Rex said, his eyes lighting up as he noticed the waitress.
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    17/04/2010 8:14 PM - Asmodeus : Rex dropped down beside Victoria, taking a moment to glance at her shapely form before remembering that he was on a boatful of terrorists. "Er... we're at the front of the ship, right? So I suppose we'd need to head... er..." He looked around, squinting in the darkness.
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    17/04/2010 8:14 PM - Tegan : "That is. . .If someone knows how to FLY one. . ."
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    17/04/2010 8:14 PM - Resurrected Grumpy : Jackie backed up quickly, climbing down and grabbing the hatch to swing shut over his head.
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    17/04/2010 8:13 PM - Tegan : "If we can take the other exits back to the top, there's a helicopter on top of the bridge,"Sadie whispered as she lowered herself down. "We can get to the boiler room from here, then upwards."
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    17/04/2010 8:13 PM - Myrnodyn : ..."ARe you...sure?" Arnold said as he lowered himself to the hatch, pushing his feet through first before slowly wringing his girth through the hatch. Thankfully, it only chafed a bit and he soon climbed down the ladder to join the others.
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    17/04/2010 8:12 PM - Diana Notacat : When Victoria's feet finally touched floor she was looking around warily. It wasn't one of the public access areas. It was also a little dark. Either no one came down this way or those terrorists were cutting power to areas of the ship. "I can barely see. Which way should we be going?" She called upwards towards the Waitress. Obviously she should know!
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    17/04/2010 8:11 PM - Tegan : "Better than dying in HERE," Sadie lowered herself down the hatch after the Brit.
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    17/04/2010 8:10 PM - Asmodeus : "We're going down to get out?" Rex muttered grudgingly as he lowered himself through the hatch, leaving behind his bowtie and jacket.
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    17/04/2010 8:09 PM - Resurrected Grumpy : "Down the hatch, Brit, remember?" Jackie replied, "Now let's go! I'll go last! The rest of you, go!" Jackie moved behind a counter and leveled the rifle at the door. If anyone came through, he'd open fire.
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    17/04/2010 8:08 PM - Myrnodyn : this time it was Arnolds turn to push. "Down the hatch! and so should you" he said while pushing the brit towards the edge of the hatch. "I'll go last...I....I might get stuck...so you guys go first..."
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    17/04/2010 8:08 PM - Asmodeus : There were more footsteps in the corridor outside, followed by the barking of orders and then a sharp hissing sound at the door.
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    17/04/2010 8:07 PM - Asmodeus : "What the... She just... where is she....?" Rex looked at the hatch where Victoria had vanished, then looked at the others, then back at the hatch.
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    17/04/2010 8:06 PM - Diana Notacat : "Can we just GO before they find us shouting in here!" Victoria didn't even wait for another response, she was already going down the hatch. She made sure to abandon her shoes all together. No one can run in heels!
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    17/04/2010 8:04 PM - Resurrected Grumpy : "No, we're NOT gonna fucking die," Jackie snapped back at Rex, "I've not spent the last year slaving my ass off across Jacksonville to die now!" He took a breath before continuing. "We got a few options. We can find a lifeboat and get the fuck out of Dodge, or we can get to the Bridge and try and signal someone. But everyone chill out!"
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    17/04/2010 8:03 PM - Asmodeus : Rex got up again and pointed at Victoria. "Oh great. GREAT! Just get in a rowboat and send a bloody slide-show. Why didn't I think of that? Not like WE'RE GOING TO GET FUCKING SHOT!!!" He waved his arms again as he shouted.
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    17/04/2010 8:03 PM - Myrnodyn : "My name is ARNOLD" he emphasised his name, the indignation over his weight getting mentioned finally getting past his shock. "And I know...I'll walk bhind you guys, that way I won't hold you up." He thought for a moment. "Maybe we should just stow-away and wait for help to arrive?"
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    17/04/2010 8:02 PM - Diana Notacat : The waitress did what she had been thinking. Victoria made sure to look away quick as she scuffled over to the open hatch. It wasn't lady-like to throw up. "We DO need to get out. Maybe if we get to the life boats, we can send the police my pictures."
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    17/04/2010 8:02 PM - Asmodeus : "Move? MOVE? We're on a boat! There's nowhere to move to?" He stopped as he saw the waitress from earlier throw up, then decided to sit down on a chair and run his hands through his hair. "This is hopeless. We're going to die."
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    17/04/2010 8:00 PM - Tegan : Sadie paused, looking from the woman, to the man in the hawaiian shirt, to the man with the rifle, then rested on that drunk, pervy Brit who was starting to flip out. "Because it seemed like the obvious thing to do at the time?" She was asking herself the same thing, now, but she wouldn't show it. "But we did it, and they want to kill us, so now we have to get out, or die." At that moment, Sadie chose to hurl, good thing there was a stock pot handy for the occasion.
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    17/04/2010 7:59 PM - Resurrected Grumpy : "Dude, I don't fucking know," Jackie replied, "Terrorists, or something; they were going on about Jihad or some shit like that. All I know is, we need to get the fuck out of here. ASAP. Hey, big guy!" he called over to Arnold, "You can feel sorry for yourself later! We need to move!"
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    17/04/2010 7:57 PM - Asmodeus : His jaw was bruised, his ribs sore, his skin scratched and his tuxedo ruined. Rex got helped up by Jack and then looked at his four fellow-fugitives. "Excuse me for a moment, but who the hell is THEY?" He waved his hands wildly. "WHAT THE HELL IS GOING ON? WHY ARE WE RUNNING AWAY?!! WHY DID I ALMOST JUST GET KILLED?!!"
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    17/04/2010 7:57 PM - Resurrected Grumpy : Jackie blinked as the rifle was pressed into his hands, and looked down at the weapon. This was way out his league; he'd never even held something like this before. Sighing, he looked over at Rex. "Thanks for the help man," he said, helping the fallen Brit to his feet, "And we can't hand around here much longer, Victoria. They'll be sending more guys after us."
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    17/04/2010 7:55 PM - Diana Notacat : "I think I'm going to be sick." Her stomach was twisted up in knots, but the last thing she wanted to do was hurl. Victoria climbed to her feet, wary of returning men and gunshots still ringing in her ear. "What if some of them are waiting down there? Everyone couldn't have been in the ballroom!"
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    17/04/2010 7:54 PM - Tegan : "We're alive," came Sadie's voice from behind the counter. The waitress turned to look at the woman crouched next to her. "You OK?" She heard the British man say something about a hatch and nearly slapped herself. In all the fright, she had forgotten about it. "We should follow him down there, it'll only take us lower, but there's more exits we can take."
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    17/04/2010 7:54 PM - Myrnodyn : Arnold carefully handed the rifle he had 'secured' to Jack, and nodded at his question if he was okay. He then looked around the room and rtreated to the corner, ashamed of his sudden outburst
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    17/04/2010 7:53 PM - Asmodeus : "Uuugh..." groaned Rex as he lay on the floor amidst the pots and pans. Rolling over, he started to get up but then stopped. "Hey, a hatch..." He reached out and pulled open a hatch in the corner of the kitchen, leading down to the lower decks.
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    17/04/2010 7:52 PM - Resurrected Grumpy : Jackie watched the terrorist retreat out the door, not fancying his chances in pursuing the man. Instead, he looked around the room for the other two. "Everyone alright?" he called, moving to slam the door so no shots could be fired into the room.
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    17/04/2010 7:50 PM - Asmodeus : The second terrorist kicked Rex to the ground then stumbled, tripping on his comrade and colliding with Arnold. The fat man was knocked aside, while the terrorist fell back out into the corridor. There was another spray of gunfire as the man retreated, yelling curses.
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    17/04/2010 7:48 PM - Myrnodyn : Amazingly enough, Arnodl made it to the door, only to turn around and notice that the guy who had 'rescued' him earlier was in trouble....the other man seemed to win his fight and a rifle came flying Arnolds way. He slowly picked it up and stared at it, mutely, and then aimed it at the couple still fighting. "s-stop it or I-i-i'll shoot!" he yelled with a high pitched voice.. Hoping they wouldn't call his bluff.
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    17/04/2010 7:48 PM - Diana Notacat : Oh gods, she couldn't stand this! Victoria moved so she could peek out from their hiding spot to see where those men are. Had they shot the other guys? Over there was the door and no one was blocking it! She nudged the waitress!
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    17/04/2010 7:46 PM - Resurrected Grumpy : ...Jackie brought the pan down on the terrorist's arm which a resounding crunch, and was pretty sure he felt something break. The weapon went flying, and the man managed to cry out once before Jackie swatted him across the face with the pan, knocking him out. Not waiting for any return attack, Jackie dove behind cover and looked for the second man.
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    17/04/2010 7:45 PM - Tegan : . . .Well, so much for that plan. But from all the racket, it sounded like those other guys were taking care of things. Perhaps it would be a good idea to see how this played out.
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    17/04/2010 7:44 PM - Asmodeus : "Swine!" yelled Rex as he popped up from behind the counter and smacked the second terrorist with the baking tray, hitting him on the arm. He lost his grip on his rifle and Rex grabbed at it, getting hold of the barrel. "HA! WOAAAHH!!" His victory was short-lived as the terrorist pulled backwards and dragged Rex over the counter, knocking over more pots and pans.
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    17/04/2010 7:41 PM - Resurrected Grumpy : "GODDAMMIT!" Jackie yelled, lunging for the first terrorist with his pan. He was gonna die, he was gonna die all for the sake of some fat fuck who couldn't keep his mouth shut...
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    17/04/2010 7:41 PM - Diana Notacat : There was a soft mrrph from her, but thankfully all that gunfire was so loud she managed to silence herself before anyone heard her! She clamped her hands over her mouth.
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    17/04/2010 7:40 PM - Asmodeus : The first terrorist swung his rifle towards Arnold...
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    17/04/2010 7:39 PM - Asmodeus : BLAM! BLAM! BLAM!!! Sadie's vest was ripped apart before it even hit the ground.
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    17/04/2010 7:39 PM - Myrnodyn : Gunfire! and...and was that blood!? Terrified, Arnold pushed away the fridge, and the heavy object toppled over in the direction of the gunfire as the fat man ran for the only open door blindly, screaming "don't shoot, don't shoot!"
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    17/04/2010 7:39 PM - Tegan : *tomato juice
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    17/04/2010 7:38 PM - Tegan : When the can of beans flew across the room, Sadie hissed, "fuck, down!" then took off her vest, wadded it, and threw it toward the pipe. Hopefully the white movement would confuse them. It didn't seem to matter much, now.
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    17/04/2010 7:38 PM - Resurrected Grumpy : Jackie blinked once, startled by the gunfire. So, guess they were going for a kill on sight approach, after all.
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    17/04/2010 7:37 PM - Asmodeus : BLAM! BLAM! BLAM!!! Both terrorists opened fire on the beans, blowing the can apart and splattering tomato juice all over the walls.
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    17/04/2010 7:36 PM - Diana Notacat : This was excruciating! Sitting and hiding, hoping they wouldn't be spotted, but they were trapped in here. The longer they waited, the more pissed off those guys would be. Victoria bit her tongue to keep from speaking!
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    17/04/2010 7:36 PM - Resurrected Grumpy : Jackie motioned for Rex to stay still, and looked around for something to throw. His eyes fell upon a can of beans, which he picked up and hurled into the corner of the room. Hopefully, he could draw the two terrorists out so he and Rex could drop them.
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    17/04/2010 7:34 PM - Asmodeus : Rex picked up the baking tray again and looked questioningly at Jack
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    17/04/2010 7:34 PM - Tegan : Sadie shook her head, no way, they were dead meat if they stood up now. Sadie's eyes darted around the kitchen, trying to find something they could use, while also keeping herself from hurling out of sheer terror. Stove. . .Hot water pipe. . .That could work, but how would they rupture it without getting scalded?
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    17/04/2010 7:33 PM - Asmodeus : "Please my friends," said the voice. "No one else is needing to be hurt. Our jihad is with your leaders, not with you."
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    17/04/2010 7:32 PM - Myrnodyn : Arnold's eyes shifted back and forth between Jack and Rex. He wasn't able to see the armed men from his position but he did clearly understand what Jack was planning.. Luckily, the bold guy from earlier was opposed to the idea....on the other hand, the space behind the fridge was getting kind of clammy, tight, and rather uncomfortable.
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    17/04/2010 7:32 PM - Resurrected Grumpy : Jackie raised one eyebrow, but nodded and ducked down behind a cabinet.
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    17/04/2010 7:31 PM - Asmodeus : Rex shook his head meaningfully.
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    17/04/2010 7:31 PM - Resurrected Grumpy : Giving Rex an exasperated look, Jackie jabbed at the first man with his free hand, then raised his frying pan meaningfully.
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    17/04/2010 7:30 PM - Asmodeus : Rex frowned back at Jack and held out his hands, shrugging in confusion.
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    17/04/2010 7:30 PM - Diana Notacat : Victoria gave Sadie a look and whispered "Should we?" If they went back, at least they wouldn't be shot and murdered!
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    17/04/2010 7:29 PM - Resurrected Grumpy : 'Yeah, my ass' Jackie though, motioning to Rex and then to the man on the left. Jackie then began to maneuver through the room, trying to get to a position where he could get the drop on the second man. This wasn't the first time he'd had to be a sneaky bastard, after all. His job did call for it occasionally.
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    17/04/2010 7:27 PM - Asmodeus : Two shadows entered the kitchen, flashlight beams swinging the length of the cluttered room and barely missing Arnold as he hid behind a fridge. They were footsteps, the clicking of rifle magazines, then another accented voice. "Come out, my friends. We don't want to hurt you. Just come out and we shall take you back to the others."
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    17/04/2010 7:25 PM - Diana Notacat : Ducked behind the counter with the waitress, she was watching as the one gentleman was trying to get the door knocked down while the others were scrambling for cover! Victoria clamped her mouth shut so she wouldn't scream and draw attention to them!
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    17/04/2010 7:24 PM - Asmodeus : Rex was trying to climb inside one of the cabinets but stopped when Jack hissed at him. Clutching a baking tray, he sat very still.
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    17/04/2010 7:24 PM - Tegan : "Don't look!" Sadie screamed, her voice hitting a terrified high note. She snatched the woman by her wrist and ducked her head, "Keep up with me!" She practically dragged the woman with her as she did her she dived behind the counter, taking the woman with her.
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    17/04/2010 7:23 PM - Myrnodyn : At the sight of the welded door, Arnold thought fast. If the metal was still hot, it would still be vulnerable to breaking....maybe, for once, his weight could be an advantage....With hope diminishing rapidly, Arnold desperatly threw himself against the door. Better he suffer through this pain while escaping, then pissing himself before getting shot!
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    17/04/2010 7:23 PM - Resurrected Grumpy : "Keep the fucking noise down, Captain Suave!" Jackie hissed as he got his hands on a large frying-pan, "Or they'll spot you!"
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    17/04/2010 7:22 PM - Asmodeus : Rex crawled behind one of the kitchen counters, knocking over pans and baking trays. "Oh fuck! Fuck fuck fuck!"
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    17/04/2010 7:21 PM - Asmodeus : At the other end of the kitchens, the door to the upper decks was shut. The edges of the metal seemed to be discoloured, blackened as if by fire. There was no seam anymore. The metal just seemed to be... fused.
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    17/04/2010 7:20 PM - Myrnodyn : Arnold heaved and moaned as he reached the kitchen door staggered around the corner out of reach of the gunfire! "Can't....breathe....." he heaved, and nearly allowed himself to sag on the floor in exhuastion again
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    17/04/2010 7:20 PM - Diana Notacat : Exit in the kitchen. Victoria hardly knew which direction she was going, but when she spotted the door at the other end of the kitchens, she ran faster! She chanced a glance behind her and gave a startled shriek!
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    17/04/2010 7:19 PM - Asmodeus : "FUUUUUUCK!" shouted Rex as bullets tore through the walls, shattering light fittings and breaking pictrures. He ran after Jack and the two of them had to push Arnold into the kitchen. "Hide!! FUCKING HIDE!!"
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    17/04/2010 7:19 PM - Resurrected Grumpy : Jackie caught sight of another woman catch up with Victoria as they reached the doors to the kitchens. He rushed inside and dove behind cover. "Both of you get down! They're after us!" he hissed, desperately scrabbling around for some sort of weapon.
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    17/04/2010 7:17 PM - Asmodeus : The door behind them burst open and two men with kalashnikov rifles barged into the corridor. One of them shouted something in arabic and they raised their rifles.
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    17/04/2010 7:17 PM - Tegan : While sprinting down the hall, Sadie looked over her shoulder to see the men collect themselves and begin to run. Well that was great, she sure hoped they would make it. She could see a woman running near her. "No going back!" She shouted. "Exit in the kitchen! Get out to lifeboats, or something!"
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    17/04/2010 7:17 PM - Resurrected Grumpy : "No, I'm a regular-fucking-Joe!" Jackie snarled, heaving the fat man up, "What the fuck d'you think this is? Die Hard? Now run!" Jackie took off after Victoria.
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    17/04/2010 7:15 PM - Asmodeus : Rex gripped Jack by the shoulders "You're a security guard, right? Undercover cop? You know the way out, right? RIGHT?"
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    17/04/2010 7:15 PM - Diana Notacat : "We shouldn't have ran! We should have stayed in there!" She could hear the man shouting 'kill them!' Victoria sure didn't want to die! They were on a BOAT where were they supposed to hide?! "Maybe we can go back!"
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    17/04/2010 7:14 PM - Resurrected Grumpy : "Get the fuck... off me!" Jackie heaved the fat man off, and staggered to his feet, pulling the second man up as well. "Great exit. Way to fuck that up. Now run!"
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    17/04/2010 7:13 PM - Myrnodyn : Arnold panted heavily and his out-of-style hawaiian shirt was so wet with sweat that it clinged to his body. "Sorry...I just wanted to get out..." He sniffled, the apology coming before he ever thought of getting up. At the sound of the terrorists voice though, he got up very quickly and started walking down the hall, not being able to run yet after his recent sprint.
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    17/04/2010 7:12 PM - Asmodeus : They heard the shouts of the terrorist leader above the screaming. "You two - track them down and kill them. The rest of you, get the hostages in the ballroom."
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    17/04/2010 7:10 PM - Tegan : (gack, lag, just assume I came in with Asmo and Myrn.)
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    17/04/2010 7:10 PM - Resurrected Grumpy : "That... was too... fucking close!" Jackie breathed, just as the door burst open and two men collapsed on top of him. "The fuck--" was all he managed to exclaim before they fell on him.
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    17/04/2010 7:09 PM - Tegan : At the sound of the commotion, Sadie sped her crawl, taking advantage of the confusion, and made her way through the exit. As soon as she was through the door, she rose to her feet and broke out into a run down the hall. If she could make it the kitchen, she could use one of the side doors to get out.
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    17/04/2010 7:09 PM - Asmodeus : "Wait!" yelled Rex as he ran towards the door, shoving Arnold to move faster. "Don't shut the--FUCK!" He cursed as Jack kicked the door shut on them. "Ah fuck it!" He pushed Arnold into the door and it gave way, the two men stumbling into Jack.
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    17/04/2010 7:08 PM - Diana Notacat : Victoria nearly screamed! Being shot at was enough to abandon all ideas of getting pictures! These were clearly terrorists, real ones. "Oh my god!" She stumbled down the small hall. They were headed back towards the kitchens!
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    17/04/2010 7:07 PM - Myrnodyn : getting up faster than anyone could expect of a man of his weight, Arnold started lumbering towards the door behind rex and everyone else who was running towards the only exit. Falling behind the group, sweating like a pig, but removing all sight from the escapees, he felt like a big bullseye was painted on his back., he just hoped he would reach the door in time....
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    17/04/2010 7:06 PM - Resurrected Grumpy : "FUCK!" Jackie yelled, wrenching open the door and shoving Victoria inside. There was a burst of gunfire, and Jackie half-expected bullets to slam into him. Not waiting to see why, Jackie threw himself through the door and kicked it shut.
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    17/04/2010 7:05 PM - Asmodeus : "No!" yelled Rex, jumping up and lunging at the gunman. The shots went wide, missing Jack and Victoria by inches as the terrorist was pushed over one of the buffet tables. Staggering drunkenly, Rex kicked at Arnold. "Move you bastard! NOW!!!"
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    17/04/2010 7:05 PM - Asmodeus : One of the terrorists caught sight of Jack. "Hey!" he yelled, raising his submachine gun to fire. There was another wave of screams and hostages scattered and left an open space between his gun and Jack.
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    17/04/2010 7:02 PM - Myrnodyn : Arnold shaked his head furiously., too afraid to speak. The by now unsightly mass of a man was afraid, deadly afraid that he would be shot in the back as they ran for that exit. He knew he was overweight...how could they miss him? ..."y-you go....save yourself..." he whispered., squeemishly
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    17/04/2010 7:02 PM - Resurrected Grumpy : "No, we won't," Jackie whispered back, "All we need is to get off this fucking deck." He reached the door and pulled the handle...
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    17/04/2010 7:01 PM - Asmodeus : "You are all here as witnesses," the Terrorist Leader continued, "To the trial of your country's leaders. We are the prophets of a new age and tonight we shall speak..."
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    17/04/2010 7:01 PM - Tegan : Though she was hidden behind the bar, this was not where she wanted to stay. There was a staff exit right at the end of the bar, and if she was quiet and stayed low, she might be able to make it. Silently, the girl took an ice pick that had been dropped in the commotion, and slipped it in her waistband, using her shirt to conceal it. Then, she slowly crawled her way to the exit.
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    17/04/2010 6:59 PM - Asmodeus : The terrorist who was stepping on Arnold moved away, as if disgusted by the fat man's whimpering, and went to harrass another hostage. As Rex was left with Arnold, he saw Jack and Victoria edging towards the staff exit behind the bar. "Hey," he whispered to Arnold. "Staff exit. We can make it."
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    17/04/2010 6:58 PM - Diana Notacat : "We might need them." ...all right, maybe they wouldn't. Survival instinct needed to kick in sometime! Victoria slipped off her shoes as she inched behind Jackie!
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    17/04/2010 6:57 PM - Resurrected Grumpy : 'Oh, I've heard that before' Jackie thought to himself as he and Victoria moved to the door.
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    17/04/2010 6:56 PM - Asmodeus : The terrorists had the room surrounded, and those around the cake where kicking and beating anyone who moved. The silver-haired figure who Arnold had seen earlier had taken to the stage after pistol-whipping the singer. He gripped the microphone, turning to regard the hostages with a zealous glint in his eye. "Everyone remain calm," he said, an Eastern European tint to his voice. "No one will be hurt if you co-operate."
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    17/04/2010 6:55 PM - Resurrected Grumpy : "Victoria, no pictures, please," Jackie whispered, "That shutter's louder than you think, and I really don't wanna get caught." He peered out from behind the table again, then motioned to the door. "Alright, let's go, before they search up here."
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    17/04/2010 6:54 PM - Diana Notacat : "Yeah, we should," Even as she agreed, she was still thinking this was an opportunity for pictures. Not money shots, but if they were going to die, there could be photo evidence of murderers! She motioned a finger towards the exit nearby, but still peeked around the table with her camera to see if she could snap a pic!
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    17/04/2010 6:53 PM - Asmodeus : Rex looked up, bleary-eyed, at the gunman who was stepping on Arnold. "Hey... what?"
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    17/04/2010 6:52 PM - Tegan : By now, from her crouched position on the floor, Sadie had removed her bowtie and jacket and rolled up her sleeves. Her ears rang from the noise of screams and gunfire, but she stayed, coiled like a spring, waiting for what would happen next. She sniffed the air. . .Oh, ew! Did someone piss?
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    17/04/2010 6:52 PM - Myrnodyn : already being down, but trying to get up again, Arnold was firmly held down by a boot to his back before he gave up any efforts and just whined miserably at the floorboards in front of him. Just his luck, working his way to a ticket for a cruise he would be able to afford only once, and ofcourse it would get robbed...."please don't hurt me, please don't hurt me." was the mantra he repeated over and over again as his massive body lay quivering on the floor.
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    17/04/2010 6:51 PM - Resurrected Grumpy : "No, I don't think it is," Jack replied quietly, peering out at the men from behind the table. He'd seen guns before, sure; even fired a few in his time. But he'd never seen guys like this before, never seen someone so heavily armed and out to do harm. Freaky shit. "We need to get outta here before they see us."
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    17/04/2010 6:51 PM - Asmodeus : "Ow..." mumbled Rex as he spat blood from his mouth. He reached out for something to pull himself up with and found himself taking hold of Arnold, who had fallen next to him. "What's going on?"
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    17/04/2010 6:50 PM - Diana Notacat : Down she and Jackie went! Call it shock or call it crazy, Victoria still wanted to know what the hell was going on! With both of them ducked behind a table, she adjusted her camera again. Turned off the flash. "It's not a joke is it?!"
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    17/04/2010 6:49 PM - Asmodeus : More men appeared at the edges of the lounge, coming in from the deck outside. They had removed their disguises and were dressed in black - combat harnesses holstered with sidearms, flashlights, grenades and radios. They started firing above the heads of the guests, forcing everyone to get down.
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    17/04/2010 6:46 PM - Asmodeus : "Hey, what's going o--" Rex received a rifle-butt to the face and was sent sprawling across the dancefloor.
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    17/04/2010 6:46 PM - Resurrected Grumpy : Jack's eyes fell upon the weapons, and immediately he knew it was time to get the fuck down. "Down!" he hissed at Victoria, dragging her back from the view of the armed group.
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    17/04/2010 6:45 PM - Myrnodyn : "My CAKE!" the fat man yelled and stormed forward to save what was left of the glorious desert, until he saw the guns...Arnold tripped over his own feet as he was trying to work against his own momentum and collided heavily with the floor in front of the armed men.
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    17/04/2010 6:45 PM - Asmodeus : In the space of a few seconds, rifles, pistols and grenades were handed down the line of men, and a deafening sound split the air as one of them fired on fully-automatic straight up at the ceiling. Screams rippled through the crowd.
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    17/04/2010 6:45 PM - Diana Notacat : SNAP! At one Victoria took her pictures! ...But then she was looking pretty confused! Hands int eh cake? Wasn't there supposed to be sparklers? She lowered the camera. "...I think they have guns." The statement was so deadpan, it didn't quite register in her head what that meant!
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    17/04/2010 6:45 PM - Tegan : Sadie's eyes widened, and it took all of her will to swallow the last of her drink and not choke. "The hell?" Instinct kicked in, and Sadie ducked behind the bar.
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    17/04/2010 6:44 PM - Resurrected Grumpy : Just as he was about to knock his drink back and yell 'one', Jack spotted the two men attack the cake. "What the fuck?" he exclaimed, staring blankly.
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    17/04/2010 6:44 PM - Asmodeus : More guests came forward - men in tuxedos and waiter outfits. They dropped whatever they were holding and starting taking guns from the other two,.
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    17/04/2010 6:43 PM - Asmodeus : Two of the guests suddenly lunged forward and demolished the giant cake, pushing their arms inside it and taking hold of something.
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    17/04/2010 6:43 PM - Myrnodyn : "ONE!" Arnold yelled loudly raising a hammy fist
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    17/04/2010 6:42 PM - Tegan : "One," Sadie knocked her drink back.
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    17/04/2010 6:42 PM - Resurrected Grumpy : Jack raised his glass. "Good year".
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    17/04/2010 6:42 PM - Asmodeus : "TWO!"
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    17/04/2010 6:42 PM - Asmodeus : "THREE!"
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    17/04/2010 6:42 PM - Asmodeus : "FOUR!"
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    17/04/2010 6:42 PM - Asmodeus : "FIVE!"
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    17/04/2010 6:41 PM - Asmodeus : The swing band started up a drum roll as the big clock in the Poseidan Lounge counted down to midnight. Everyone joined in with the lead singer. "TEN! NINE! EIGHT! SEVEN! SIX!"
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    17/04/2010 6:41 PM - Tegan : Not really caring anymore, Sadie loosened her bowtie and took a glass of champagne. "Here's to new adventure," the dark skinned girl laughed, exhaustion from a long day finally setting in.
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    17/04/2010 6:39 PM - Resurrected Grumpy : Jack chuckled. "Nah, no pics for me. I don't photograph well; cameras never get my good side."
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    17/04/2010 6:38 PM - Asmodeus : "Oh crap!" burped Rex, putting down his drink and staggering away from the Roulette tables. He had to find someone - quick. Surely they'd be some loose woman somewhere in need of a New Year's kiss. He straightened his bow-tie and moustache, trying his best to walk in a straight line towards the dancefloor.
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    17/04/2010 6:38 PM - Diana Notacat : Victoria had to let go of her camera long enough to take his hand and give it a firm shake. "Victora Buchanon." Yes! Almost! She retrieved her hand quick so she could set down her champagne glass, and hold up her camera! She was waiting for that perfect money shot! "If you want to be in the picture, Jackie, you better smile!"
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    17/04/2010 6:37 PM - Tegan : "Hey, Terry, can you give me some more glasses?" Sadie shouted to the head bartender. People were starting to get excited, which made it harder to move around. Hands reached from all sides and took the glasses from her tray before she could see who they belonged to. It was unsettling to her. A lock of Sadie's curly hair had escaped its tie. What a way to start the new year.
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    17/04/2010 6:37 PM - Asmodeus : Finally, it was time. The singer of the swing band took to the microphone. "Ladies and gentleman, we're now at one minute to midnight. Get your resolutions ready and your lips moistened. 2011 - here we come!"
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    17/04/2010 6:35 PM - Resurrected Grumpy : "Guess some people just like spreading the gloom, or something, even on New Year's Eve," Jack replied, then extended his free hand for the woman to shake. "I'm Jackie, by the way. Or Jack, whichever's easier."
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    17/04/2010 6:34 PM - Myrnodyn : Arnold frowned. He didn't know why the man was in such a hurry to reach the cake. The cake would not run away or anything, and it was large enough for everyone. He supposed it was just the nature of people to want to be first. Eventually he simply shrugged and followed the man to the buffet tables.
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    17/04/2010 6:33 PM - Diana Notacat : "You'd think they would stay in their cabin until the party was over." Victoria jostled her camera and her drink, hooking the strap around her neck so she could balance the thing a little better. She had to get a good picture of that cake! It was huge!
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    17/04/2010 6:33 PM - Asmodeus : "I'll be here if you need me!" Rex called after the waitress, his smile fading as she vanished into the crowd. Things weren't going well at all. None of the women on this cruise seemed to be very hospitable. Maybe he was losing his touch, or maybe the Bermuda Triangle was messing with his mojo. He remembered the days when women used to fall into his arms. They used to think he was a secret agent. They loved his moustache. And his English accent. What the hell was wrong with women these days? He had money, he had charms - he could even fly helicopters! What more did women want?
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    17/04/2010 6:31 PM - Resurrected Grumpy : Turning his back to the men, Jack spotted another party-goer get knocked into by a man similarly dressed to the other four. He moved up the steps towards him, taking a good note of the man's features, before moving to stand beside the woman with the camera. "Guess that not everyone's enjoying themselves tonight, huh?" he chuckled.
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    17/04/2010 6:29 PM - Asmodeus : Arnold was... sidestepped around by one of the other guests, a well-dressed man with silver hair and piercing eyes, who simply looked at him blankly then carried on moving towards the buffet tables.
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    17/04/2010 6:29 PM - Diana Notacat : Rude! She swiveled and snapped a picture of the guy. She'd remember him later. Meanwhile she took a sip of her drink! Strangely enough, a couple of the guests didn't look all that happy to be here tonight!
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    17/04/2010 6:28 PM - Tegan : Satisfied by the man's expression, Sadie wished him a happy new year and headed over to help her fellow waiters dispense the drinks. Just a little longer, then a few of them could steal away and do some real partying.
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    17/04/2010 6:27 PM - Resurrected Grumpy : Knocked into by the four men, Jack just managed to keep ahold of his drink. He turned to follow the men's progress towards the buffet tables, figuring that not everyone was enjoying the party as much as they probably should be.
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    17/04/2010 6:26 PM - Asmodeus : Victoria was jostled by one of the guests, a small man in a loose tuxedo, who simply glared at her and carried on moving towards the buffet tables.
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    17/04/2010 6:26 PM - Diana Notacat : Victoria lowered her camera long enough to glance at a nearby wall clock. Ooh, it was almost midnight! Victoria was already heading to take a glass from one of the passing waitors, and balancing her camera with the other hand for those perfect midnight shots!
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    17/04/2010 6:25 PM - Asmodeus : Jack was jostled by one of the other guests, a large man in a tight tuxedo, who simply glared at him and carried on moving towards the buffet tables. He seemed to have three friends with him, who all looked equally bad-tempered.
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    17/04/2010 6:25 PM - Myrnodyn : Arnold turned as the cake was wheeled in. He had never been able to resist the sirens call of good food, and that cake was looking mighty fine. He'd probably take two pieces, or three if he could....maybe four. but that would be it, he needed to watch his weight, after all. "Cake's looking mighty fine. I think I'll step over there for a moment and admire it from upclose.." the fat man chuckled, making the added flesh on his arms, torso and chin jiggle like a jelly pudding. He then stepped over to the buffet tables, occasionally bumping into people who were unfortunate enough to be in his path.
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    17/04/2010 6:24 PM - Asmodeus : "A woman bearing sustenance - no finer temptation since the Garden of Eden." Rex smiled, but inside he hadn't the faintest idea what he was talking about, and it seemed that Sadie was none the wiser. He had to remember to stop flirting when he was drunk, particularly with the staff of the ship. Sure, the female guests on these cruises were usually the romantic types. But the staff? Dead inside, every one of them. Rex cringed as he sipped the martini, but quickly recovered and flashed Sadie another smile.
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    17/04/2010 6:24 PM - Resurrected Grumpy : Jack checked his watch, and smiled. Five minutes until Midnight. It had been a long, long year; there had been points where he thought he was going to be ending it in a jail cell. But here he was now. He stood up from the bar, and moved to one of the waiters offering champagne to take a glass.
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    17/04/2010 6:20 PM - Tegan : Sadie wished, not for the first time today, for heat vision. "I'll be right back, then," Sadie maneuvered through the crowd to nearest bar station to prepare the man's drink. "Why," she muttered as she poured the vermouth and gin into a shaker, "do they always say that?" Sadie took her frustrations out on the poor martini, shaking it violently for a good minute, probably ruining it. Satisfied, she poured it into a glass and returned to the gentleman at the roulette table. "Here you are, sir. Siren's finest." She offered a small grin. After all, the martini was going to taste awful.
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    17/04/2010 6:20 PM - Asmodeus : The large cake, easily big enough to fit a person inside, was finally wheeled to the centre of the buffet tables. There was only five minutes before midnight, and the swing band was pulling out its best numbers. The waiters were starting to bring out champagne trays in anticipation of the big countdown.
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    17/04/2010 6:18 PM - Diana Notacat : "Uh huh. Those errupting volcanos have the skies turning neat colors." Victoria zoomed in on some sleezy looking guy hitting on a waitress. Yeah, not that picture. She shifted to get a snapshot of a bunch of people trying to swingdance and not doing the greatest of job!
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    17/04/2010 6:16 PM - Myrnodyn : "Hah! Uneventful is fine by me, I'm here to get away from my hardware store, get a bit of rest, you see?" The man retrieved a red kerchief from his pocket and dabbed his face with it, despite the cool night, he still managed to sweat like an ox. He didn't so much as glance at the sunset, but managed to work it into his 'causual conversation routine' anyway. "Though you are right about the sunset. Very pretty that..."
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    17/04/2010 6:13 PM - Asmodeus : Rex twitched his moustache, hoping it would help. "Surprise me, mon cherie. After all, what are cruises for?"
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    17/04/2010 6:12 PM - Tegan : Sadie gave the man a flat look, before taking his glass. ". . . Was that martini shaken or stirred, sir?"
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    17/04/2010 6:11 PM - Asmodeus : Rex's face lit up at the waitress and he flashed his dashing smile. "You can freshen any part of me you like, my dear," he said as he held out his glass to Sadie. "Tell me, have you worked her long or are you just a siren they dragged on board?"
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    17/04/2010 6:09 PM - Diana Notacat : Victoria gave the man a quick polite smile, but she was right back to looking through her camera lense for the next fantastic shot. She was practically stalking the people in the room with it. "Pretty uneventful, but the sunset is gorgeous tonight."
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    17/04/2010 6:07 PM - Myrnodyn : "Hello Miss" Arnold Mussingburger said jovially as he walked up towards Victoria, disregarding the camera entirely he planted his massive weight against the nearest object and smiled what he thought was a gallent smile. "How do you like the cruise so far? I'm having a blast I tell you, never thought I'd be here, y'know." He had repeated the same story countless times to other passangers...maybe this one would not walk away.
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    17/04/2010 6:07 PM - Resurrected Grumpy : His eyes falling upon the man standing cursing that the roulette tables, Jack chuckled and went to order another drink. Exactly why he wasn't into the gambling thing overmuch. Way too much left up to chance.
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    17/04/2010 6:07 PM - Tegan : Sadie noticed a pause at the roulette table, and hurried over to dispense more drinks to keep people playing. It was standard policy, after all. "Freshen your glass, sir?" Sadie offered the first person she encountered, trying not to squint her eyes against the cigarette smoke that always seemed to permeate the tables.
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    17/04/2010 6:04 PM - Asmodeus : "Dammit!" Rex cursed as the last of his gambling money vanished. Fixing his tuxedo and picking up his martini, he turned to the blonde. "So, how about I show you my OTHER chopper, if you know what I m..." The blonde was gone - already hanging off the arm of some other big roller on another table. "Dammit!" Rex cursed again.
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    17/04/2010 6:04 PM - Resurrected Grumpy : Finishing his second martini, Jack's eyes fell upon the roulette tables. He was, for a moment, tempted, but managed to talk himself out of the urge; he hadn't just made all this money to go and blow it all on gambling. No, for now, he was happy to just to sit his ass at the bar, drink a bit, and watch the band.
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    17/04/2010 6:01 PM - Diana Notacat : Adjusting the lense for clarity and distance, Victoria several very nice shots of the sun sinking below the horizon. Then she turned towards the lounge, where most of the passengers where getting their party on. SNAP! A nice picture of the band and people dancing!
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    17/04/2010 6:00 PM - Asmodeus : A live swing band was playing in the middle of the Poseidan Lounge, between the roulette tables and the bar, with a dancefloor in front now filled with balloons. Waiters moved back and forth with trays while a giant cake was being wheeled towards the buffet tables.
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    17/04/2010 5:58 PM - Asmodeus : "Come on baby," said Rex as he shook the dice in his hand, "Papa needs a brand new helicopter." As he leaned over the roulette table, a ditzy blonde beside him frowned. "What happened to your old helicopter?" she squeaked. Rex stroked his moustache and flashed her a smile. "Ex-wife took it. She always hated my toys." He threw the dice and rolled snake eyes.
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    17/04/2010 5:56 PM - Tegan : Sadie ducked into a random corner to catch her breath for a moment. She had been running back and forth from the bar for the past hour, making sure everyone had drinks. Her feet were killing her, and the white tux the staff was required to wear was stifling, even on this cool, breezy night. Sadie vowed that as soon as her supervisor wasn't looking, she was going to snatch a bottle of champagne, and find an empty part of the deck to celebrate properly.
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    17/04/2010 5:55 PM - Resurrected Grumpy : Sitting at the bar, Jack was enjoying the first of the night's drinks, bought with the money from his latest haul. Victory drinks; the best kind of drinks out there.
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    17/04/2010 5:53 PM - Diana Notacat : Victoria was standing out on deck, dark hair, hazel eyes and wearing a dress that was probably more expensive than the ticket she purchased for the cruise. She had a camera in hand and was trying to get the perfect shot of the sunset!
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    17/04/2010 5:50 PM - Asmodeus : As the night of New Year's Eve approached, the cruise liner Aquarius drifted slowly around the eastern point of the Bermuda Triangle. It had turned itself to watch the sunset, and all along the massive ship the lights were coming on. And at the front of the deck, in the Poseidan Lounge, the New Years Eve party was in full swing.
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  2. YAY! I will try to be in attendance! <3 I'll be playing Victoria, a wealthy socialite who enjoys taking photographs. :D
     
  3. I'm playing Rex, a smooth English rogue who's on the prowl for ladies.

    He has a moustache and a tuxedo. >:{
     
  4. I'll be playing the part Jonni. The ambiguous teenager who seems to be in between genders, and is a traveling artist. Wears long baggy clothes and has cropped hair and fair skin. Also is very touchy and loves hugging people.
     
  5. I'm in, seeing how I've managed to get myself very ill.

    Still scheming as to what my character might be, though. I'll let you know.
     
  6. I'll drop in, though I'll probably be a little late. :P I'll be Sadie, an adventurous college drop out who wanted to see the world, but somehow got a crummy job on a cruise ship.
     
  7. I'll be Randal, a middle-aged now-ex-postal worker who happens to be an aphephobic, who was tricked into joining the cruise by his co-workers on the pretext of it being his retirement party. As such, he showed up with a blindfold on, and upon it's removal, was horrified to find that they had already set sail. Asides from clothes and his money, he has a single can of mace, which he uses, or threatens to use, if people get to touchy.

    Some things have come up and I won't be able to make the RP. Might not even be able to get on till Tuesday. Sorry Asmo. Happy Birthday, though.
     
  8. Wow, I didn't know there was an Ooc <3

    I'm playing Sakura, the 17-year-old who thinks the world is the perfect and full of jooooyyy ;D. She goes by her nickname, follows her own rules, and is a rebel with style ;D She's on the cruise ship because her mother likes these sort of things, but really, she wants to see what the hoopla about the bermuda triangle is all about with her own eyes.
     
  9. Right, I'll be running with Jackie Six, professional con-man fresh from his latest haul in Jacksonville who's decided to escape the US of A in style aboard the Aquarius.
     
  10. THANK YOU GUYS! That turned out REALLY, REALLY, REALLY awesome! Loved it!
     
  11. I second Diana's opinion. THIS SHIT WAS AWESOME.
     
  12. I haz sequel idea. :D


    Rex and Victoria are at the High Court trying to prove the conspiracy, but no one believes them and their characters are dragged through the dirt. Sadie has refused to testify because she just wants a quiet life and Jack is still on the run.

    They all meet a year later to pay their respects to Arnold's grave, and then....

    SOMETHING HAPPENS!!!



    Sink or Swim 2 - Terror Firma!
     
  13. I reckons I'm actually gonna do a character sheet for Jackie, just 'cos I like him so much...

    Also, I'm so up for a sequel.

    EDIT: Whilst I be remembering, would you lot in the first game mind posting an image of what your character looks like? I has an idea for some Photoshopping...
     
  14. Up for sequel, WILL look for picture...late for roleplay meeting, be back later!
     
  15. I'm up for a sequel! XD And VICTORIA. Dun really have a bio for her (yet c__c; how rare for diana!) but I have a picture and random notes!
     
  16. Rex

    He'll have shaved his moustache by the time of the sequel.
     
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    This is Arnold trying to get a loan for his hardware store...Now imagine that guy in a hawaiian shirt...Though of course, he did have his tux WITH him on the cruise.
     
  18. I am so down for a sequel!

    Sadie will have finished her degree, and her focus will be on taking care of her mom and trying to find a way to deal with her past, as well as find a place for herself in the present.
     
  19. I'm betting that when they prepared to do a press release and give out the photos, someone contacted Victoria with blackmail. D:< Thus, she didn't make the photos public and her reputation was RUINED! Those bastards! probably threatened rich-daddy!
     
  20. Where is the Photoshopping!?

    Where is the sequel!?

    Where is that damn nephew of Arnold...so I can force him to be my puppet!?