Cinderbrush: A Monsterhearts Story (A Critical Role One-Shot)

Cinderbrush: A Monsterhearts Story (A Critical Role One-Shot)


Hello everyone and welcome to critical roles, monster hearts. One shot here for this Valentine’s day celebration. There you go. That’s some house on the roof. Um, so welcome. Welcome. Uh, before we jump in, a couple of things to go over. If you hadn’t seen the handbook or helper that we, uh, just previewed before the live stream of this, you can check out on our YouTube channel for all the details and in depth elements of the, the rule set for monster hugs. Um, but to give you an overview of what the games about monster hearts is a tabletop RPG created by a Avery elder that is designed to tell stories about the messy angsty lives of teenagers, teenagers who are struggling with social identity, gender identity, sexuality, and the pressures of a body that is changing beyond their control. Teenagers who also secretly happened to be monsters and allegorical web spun between all these various themes to create a nice, messy, chaotic narrative. Um, uh, much of tonight’s story will likely be very funny. Much of it will likely be delightfully awkward. Some of it may go very, very dark and some of it may be very raw and real, uh, in the same way that the best kind of young adult fiction it’s name is the best worst young adult fiction can be. Um, but well we all trust each other at the table and we will not cross any lines that, uh, are uncomfortable between us. Any themes or any moments that require you to step away, that’s totally okay. Just letting you know. Um, cool. So before we jump into the specifics here, we also have a seating chart that we arranged this. It’s part of the rules of the game in which the players got to create a number of NPC students that are part of their class. We’ll get to that as part of this, but we did it ahead of the game so we can jump further into the narrative. Um, but if you ever got a chance to play the game, it’s a cool part of the setup that I think is pretty rad. Um, let’s go ahead and introduce our players who are at the table. Uh, beginning with left here we have our wonderful Ashley Johnson. Yeah, we have Eric [inaudible] show from Telson Jaffe and joining us for the first time in the critical family. You have Allie Beardsley. Hey, you know them from their amazing work with college humor for number of years as well as dimension 20. And we’re so happy to have you. I’m thrilled to be here. So I love it. This is your first game here. That’s a way to dive in the rules. And I was like, Hmm, are four people coming on to me? We’ll find it. Uh, so, uh, let’s not delay this too much or there is a lot of narrative angsty story to tell. So let’s go ahead and jump into tonight’s cinder brush amongst a hard story. [inaudible] [inaudible] [inaudible] welcome. My name is Matthew Mercer and I will be the MC or master of ceremonies for tonight’s game. Monster hearts. Welcome to cinder brush Hills, sleepy town in the middle of nowhere, Arizona born from the arid desert highways that passed between the neighboring cities. Cinder brush Hills is a small insular community of nearly 7,000 people that straddles the line between taking pride in its slower isolated way of life since its founding in the 50s and it’s desperate struggle to catch up to the 21st century. Much of the local economy subsists on the nearby oil fields, the local Cory and the menagerie of small businesses that maintain the town between the tract housing and the strip malls, 25 miles away from the nearest major city of vertigo. Most of the locals spend their time distracting themselves to drink small town gossip and drama and nowhere is drama more persistent than it’s Senator brush high here within the stretching quads of Browning grass and recently renovated school buildings. The morning homeroom bell send students rushing to the first class of the day. It’s been a week since summer ended and the students are still rapidly catching up on what adventures, rumors and debauchery colored their vacation. Some stayed local lamenting the drudgery of this desert town on social media. Others now touting their driver’s licenses and second hand cars privately tell tales of their underage mischief in the big city and others still carry darker secrets they wished to keep hidden from the light. It’s here in this mix of social anxiety, raging hormones and the MSCI wants to discover one’s true self that our story begins as the bell rings out across the students rushing, grabbing their packs, going to the lockers and grabbing their books for their first class, bumping past each other. You can already see the wide array of people tall, short, all manner of colors and all manner of personalities in that weird, tumultuous incubation period of figuring out who they’re going to be as a person and all the conflict that entails. As we step into mr Kepler’s homeroom classroom, students start washing it and finding their seats. Beginning with Sasha, if you’d like to describe and introduce yourself and what we see. Sasha Murasaki is a first generation here in the town of cinder brush. She is perfectly perfect in every way. School president, captain of the debate team, very involved in all the school school activities. She has long silver, ombre hair. She usually wears something very conservative on the surface. Nothing that would break the school code but skirts are a little short that has are a little high. Just something fun. If you’re looking, that’s awesome. Finds your seat at the front of the class. You also see that she is flanked by three other figures, Corey Brooks who is these, this incredibly statuesque model of a high school student who is well known for actually beginning her modeling career at the age of 15 in the nearby city of [inaudible] and it was a very strong social media presence in is one of what students referred to as the hive, the collective of three friends that are never seen far from following the footsteps of Sasha Murasaki. You also see Lexi [inaudible] who is the salutatorian of the class and it was the formal rival of Sasha’s until through some strange moment last year. She instead became her best friend and has aided her in all of her endeavors. Trailing them is Jesse Zimmerman. He’s known as the kind of board Playboy of the school. Rich parents that constantly travel in and out of town to one of the other major cities in Arizona. He’s left to his own devices with a fair amount of money and no oversight. They all find their seats and other students begin to rush in and find their places here amongst the whole roof of mr Kemper’s class. Yes. Wow. Behind there we see a figure rush quickly to try not gathered too much attention. Lost in thought. Cameron. Uh, I am Cameron Solomon, a really fucking handsome, like just super fucking hot. Uh, all star quarterback, straight a student at least used to be, um, come from the Solomon family, uh, which they sort of run the query a little bit outside of town. Um, was kind of used to be the quintessential poster child for Senator brush, but um, something happened over the summer and he is not, the boy that he wants was, um, his grades are kind of slipping a little bit. Um, he’s kind of pulling back from the team and he used to date Sasha for two years. Um, they broke up recently. He’s not storing material as you sit down and you take a moment to kind of taking the students as they rush in, you can look across and see Sasha discussing amongst her hive some sort of heightened energy conversation, but hush enough where you can’t catch it. You’re not entirely sure, but you’re pretty sure it probably has something to do with you and the recent breakup and you sink a little deeper into your seat. I catch camera in the gang and there’s just a split second of direct eye contact, right cross and uncross my legs. And I go back to my conversation towards the end of the final moments of the home bell catching at the beginning of class, we see a darker figure then clothing and presence. Enter Jamie, Jamie, Jamie, rent a rental. He enters. He’s, they’ve got, that’s right. I’m attempting today. They’ve got better shit to do than to be here. Uh, Jamie’s from a divorced family. Uh, their mom works at the local police station. Uh, the dad lives in New York and they spend time there, which is why they have good shit and everybody else has shitty shit. Um, if you need something they can definitely get it for you. Uh, and they don’t really have friends. They have associates. Jamie takes their place in the far, far, far back corner of the classroom, not far after [inaudible] the fourth of our group of characters enters the newer students having arrived here just last week with the first week of school, um, kind of to a couple of stairs and some hushed whispers as they step into the room. You see Ash, Abigail Flowers? Uh, yeah, my name is AF. Uh, I’m brutally lost, but I’m not letting anybody know. I’m just kinda trying to, I walked into to the wrong classrooms before this, but I’m pretty sure this is my actual classroom and um, my name’s fucking Abigail. Okay. It’s AF. Uh, those are my initials. Call me AF and um, yeah, so far school’s been kind of a nightmare, but maybe it’ll be cool. Hi. Have friends over and sits down and finds your seat. You get down and kind of in a similar way to camera and slink down a bit. Yeah. Both recognizing Cameron with a quick glance or recognition. Yeah, I know Cameron, I look over and give a quick smile over my shoulder. And out of the peripheral you see a familiar face just going to Darden and go, Hey, you see the familiar look of a student, Amanda Beltman, this sweet, excitable, no other way to put her way to describe it than the horse girl of the clash. She has this dark brunette hair that’s pulled into a tight braid that goes over one shoulder, a denim button up shirt and it’s tucked into her hygienes she has, she wears riding boots to school and you’re like, we’re in Arizona. But you know, she knows what she likes. And she was the first person when you came here last week for the first week of school to introduce herself and excitedly show you around for whatever that means. Yeah, I’m kinda my only friend, so, Hey, what’s up? Hey. Um, I think hearing rumors about something that happened last week, but I mean I couldn’t possibly be, what do you mean about me? Yeah, yeah. I mean, I’m just curious. Cause and at that moment, the door opens about 30 seconds after the homeroom bell kicks off. We’re walking through UC wearing the cinder brush, high Letterman jacket, a a somewhat tall, handsome square jawed figure of Jason Buckner. He has dark, short hair. Um, a little bit of Scruff going on and the way that like some boys in school at this age get beards way too young. Um, but what everyone’s looking at is the large purple welt on the right side of his face that wraps around his eye, that has been poorly hidden by concealer as he just head straight to his seat. As he does, he stops for a moment and looks directly to AF and then sits down, offered silence. [inaudible] then immediately the room just rushes into whispers is it one begins talking amongst themselves. The door opens at that moment of silence. Once again, as mr Kepler enters the room, after all, this is his home room, you see a tall gentleman, uh, tan younger, uh, this is his second year teaching and it’s like ever let alone at this school. Uh, he went ahead and went to college in the East coast. It seems to be from the greater New York area and relocated to Arizona is a little bit of a sore thumb, the teacher, but he seems nice and honest and generally trying to help these kids out. And I don’t think it was at all prepared for what was waiting for him when he moved here. So he steps in, uh, students say, um, [inaudible] good morning. Thank you for, uh, being prompt. I, uh, going to go ahead and do some roll call here. Uh, I hope everyone had a good weekend and goes and finds a seat and sits down. Uh, all right, so, uh, you as history, right? That’s what I’m doing. Uh, got your books will be, did you reading over the weekend and uh, I’ll roll call, right? He starts going through the list here and starts calling people’s names. All right. Uh, we have Corey Brooks present. Uh, Jason Buckner just raises a hand quietly. Uh, Amanda Beltman. Ah, Amanda can, I turns around from looking at you and here, uh, uh, we have Abigail Flowers. Just throw my book. I’m sorry. I’m sorry. My name’s AF. That was a mistake. That was a bird. Everyone in the class looks at the, all the closed windows on the left hand side of the room. The bird was in your overnight. I was just trying to get it. I saw it too. Thank you. All right. F flowers. Um, and continues to go through the roll call. The kind of droning of names goes on and on. At which point Amanda turns back. You did. Yeah, I was watching a lot of prison documentaries and they said, you just got to hit the biggest guy when you get in, if you want any respect. And so I did that. Yeah. That’s so cool. Thank you. It was crazy to hit somebody before. Oh my God. I’ve hit so many people. I won’t hit you though. I don’t hit friends. I don’t, we’re friends. Um, yeah, I mean, you’re really cool. You really, yeah. You’re really into your stable and I think that’s cool. Awesome. Awesome. Um, at this point in time, uh, [inaudible] the hive has turned and are kind of fixated after hearing the different rumors about what transpired or the weekend, the confirmation of Jason entering the classroom. Adorning his Shiner definitely sets a wave of chuckles throughout the surrounding troop. Jesse kind of leans in and goes, I can’t believe this shit. New girl just takes him out. One hit what a football team center brush I fucking holds onto. Right. This is very interesting flowers. Well, according to what they were saying there. Yeah. And he kind of puts his fingers through his hair and looks back. We’ll have to do our entrance exam lexicon of leans in fitness. It can be a range. When, when, when do you think it’s the best way to like, you know, make that happen. Hm. Funche they’re not sending with anybody yet. All three heads gonna turn at once and look towards AF and then back to each other with a nod. Jason, you know, Corey can probably help with the foundation work there. She’s got a sister in stews. Um, which points for you Cameron? Amy raise the um, uh, really sweet kind of loner girl of the class, keeps her own and sits in front of you. Can I spins around? Not really taking in the information around her. You can see that of all the people, she’s probably one of the least connected socially at this place and likes it that way. But I’ve been paying her to do your homework for her for some time and she spins around and kind of just fucking busy at night slips you so much stuff. Slips you a couple of pieces of notebook paper of under the table. I gotcha. Thanks. It’s the beginning of school, you know, just uh, we’ll just say you owe me a favor. I have money. 40 bucks, 40, 50 bucks. Okay. Takes up space. You don’t tell anybody. You just did you do. Cool. Mainly turns back around as mr Kemper stands up and begins going into his U S history beginning. Alright everyone. So, um, so she did a bit of our reading on the turn of the century growing of, uh, challenging warfare in the European front and how that affected the American insurance and the world war one. We’re going to go ahead and begin to discuss the elements of trench warfare. And immediately people begin to phase out a bit. Kids are looking at their phones under their desk. Um, it gets this, mr Kepler has no grasp of how to control the students in his class quite yet, but also doesn’t broach that issue. Um, Jason turns around to you, Cameron, after a moment, kind of glancing over, it was kind of trying to make a bit a look in your way, nudging towards AF. That’s a pretty big Shiner. Fuck right. What’d you do? What happened? Talk later. Why are you covering it up like a fucking weirdo. Shut up. I think this is going back a little bit down. Um, so anything you guys wish to do in the class period. Um, Mary Raho sitting in front of me. Correct. Uh, and I don’t think we have a thing, but I just, I know she’s really anti-violence, so I just want to talk to her just really quick, like, okay. Hey, go. Sorry if I scared you when I threw my book at that loose bird. You don’t, it’s fine. As long as the birds. Okay. I’m sure it’s fine. Yeah, I’m sorry. That was crazy. Right? Ice just as trying to help the bird. Actually it wasn’t, it wasn’t an outburst. It was charity and it was humanitarian look, that’s like pretty amazing. And I love charity and me too. I do a lot of charity work. So did you like actually hit him? Yeah. Yes. Yeah. Um, it was, it was, it’s a long story. He honestly, I was just trying, um, I’m not a violent person. Okay. I just sometimes am violent, but you know, you know what I mean? Like I’m really good at being violent, so sometimes I kinda, you know, like lean back on that. But in my core, I’m not violent. There are, um, I’m pretty sure like some counseling classes that you could take as part of the school here. I just don’t think, yeah, I’m in anger. I’m in youth anger management. Okay, good. Good. I look at Cameron briefly. Yeah. Just look out the window. It’s really helping me. Yeah. I love going to it and I can’t get enough of the counselors and the staff that are there. Okay. I think they’re doing good work with me. I’m just, I snapped my pencil. Oh. Just, you know, talk about it next time. If you need to talk to somebody. I’m here. Oh my gosh. I would love that. Yeah. Okay. That’s so great. I got a flower for you. That’s crazy, right? Yeah, it’s getting squished. Yeah, I know. Yeah. Just from the on the front quad. Thank you. Good. Thank you. Awkward moment. Kind of fades. I pick up byline pieces and kind of try to fit back together. Perfect. I text, but I mostly am very engaged in the lecture. Um, but you know, I just keep taking all the right notes, asking all the Rikers. Oh, go on please. What about economic support? Oh yeah, no, no. Um, well it was a bit scattered at the time. There was, um, there were a lot of out and just kind of go [inaudible] but you know, underneath I uh, I text Jamie freshmeat. That’s it. I text back on it and then I’m going to text to Cameron. Need to confirm. Did new kid fuck up Jason? Question Mark. It takes back confirmed new kid fucked up Jason. Real good. I turned to Evan new kid, man. I think there’s maybe a possible school paper entry waiting to happen. Talk to your sister. Let’s make it happen. I kind of looks over and sizes up. Alphabet looks back at you. A Texas Asha, definitely. Interesting entrance exam at lunch. Blackheart Oh, mCLASS eventually comes to a close, the bell goes off. And the first, uh, this is a, a blocked school. So the two hour class periods, um, heads into an early recess, um, brief pass out in the sort of the streets. Second class goes on with, this would be ms Neera Patel, your biology teacher. Um, at this point everyone’s more focused in the trying to catch up over illness, December and recent events. So by the end of the biology class, nothing seems to really sunken in necessarily for at least this trip. What are we learning in biology? Uh, currently, right now it would be probably deep ocean, uh, um, various creatures that spines squishy things. Ocean ship, ocean ship, their bioluminescence. It’s a beautiful topic if you pay attention. Um, and in the lunch bell rings, students scatter and find their places amongst the quads and the lunch area where their standard social cliques go and sit, compare themselves. How long up to AF, Hey. Um, how are you doing? Good. How are you doing man? I’m good. I’m well. How’s it? How’s it feeling? Yeah, this place is pretty crazy, but uh, yeah. Are you, I, I mean, I don’t know that much, but I heard you went through like a crazy breakup or whatever. Yeah, it’s okay. I mean women. All right. Yeah, I get it. Yeah, she’s cool. Yeah. Cool. She’s good. I think, uh, I don’t know. I think we were just getting together for a long time and maybe we just needed some time apart. Mm. Do you have anybody to sit with at lunch? I’m not, no, not right now. I have a couple options so I could go sit with Ana, uh, and talk about, um, Syria or, uh, I could go out on the grass where, um, Amanda’s picking grass to feed to horses. Like a horse chick. She’s super Norse or shit at this point. I like horse shit, but like horse stuff. Click and I swoop up around to AF and Cameron. Hi AF. Right? Yeah. Yeah. I am. We fucking go. I’m Sasha. Hi Cameron. Hi Sasha. How are you doing? I’m great. How are you? Great then. Hm. Excellent. Good AF. Do you want to sit with us today? Come on. Sit with that as, um, I, it can be hard, you know, learning the ropes at school and you know, as student body president at sort of my job to be outreach, it’s important to make friends. Okay. I would actually really like that cause I’ve been hanging out with, you know, Amanda Beltman and she pretends like she knows all the gospel of the school, but almost all of it has been wrong. Yeah, very sweet of her. I appreciate that. She’s kind of the welcome wagon. But yeah, if you want to know what’s really happening, we can get you all sorted out. Yeah, I’m honestly so confused. Um, I would really appreciate that. Yeah, you’re very good at sort of getting people where they need to go. I walk over the hell. I thought we were getting some shit done over lunch. I thought that was the fucking plan. Um, what’s this busy right now? Meeting new friends. Oh, I’m so sorry. Do you not want to get shit done them? That’s fine. I have other things I could be doing in fact for that matter. Hi. And I’m going to sit down next to you. Have a good lunch kisses. You’ll have fun. You’ll learn a lot from them. Um, okay. I just want you all to know that there wasn’t actually a bird. Oh, the fuck did I see that? I just, I just, I wasn’t sure if you were lying for me, but I wanted to say thank you. Oh, I was lying. Not for you, but I’m glad you got something out of it too. Okay, cool. Um. All right, well we’re off to a great start. As a Jamie begins to talk more intently telling towards AF. You can watch it as a, uh, Corey Brooks. The, the model of the troop kind of reached forward and just takes app’s hand and goes, come on and drags you along to kind of pull you away from this little social circle. Cool. More later. Fine. Oh, Cameron, Sasha, they sweep off with roast. Holy fuck. Wow. How was your weekend? Ah, uneventful apparently. How was your weekend? Did you see that shit go down? Are you just hearing it? No, I just heard about it. Good money to see that. I can’t believe they did the, someone filmed it. Really? How can someone have not, did Jason Sandy say I could. Kevin talked to anybody. I don’t know anything. I’ve just been what prompted it? Like did he say something to ask and then, I mean it’s chasten. He was going to get punched eventually. God, I know I’ve had my fair share sites with him. Oh yeah. I mean you weren’t hanging out much anymore, but I didn’t see you much this weekend in the in, you know where, yeah, my mom needed help this weekend and I want it to come out there. I just couldn’t. That’s cool. That’s cool. My parents are being kind of weird. Fuck that shit. Yeah. Well, if you don’t kind of this weekend, I’m going back Friday night, but if I can get away again, if it’s up to you, honestly, if you want to try and make a thing of it, I’ll make a thing of it. Yeah, I’d like to make a thing of it. Yeah. Yeah. What else is there to fucking do? That’s fucking right. It’s right about this point. That of corny or I see familiar figure step up and walking across the center of the lunch quad area. You can see Jason Buckner, fists clenched. Bee lining over towards the table where AF is currently now being set along with Sasha and her hive. Dude, here we go. Shit should sit back. Arms folded. Watch Sasha. She her cool. Corey, she, her Lexi, she, her, Jesse, he him. Awesome AF they then I’m actually, yeah, it’s a not, I haven’t told a lot of people, but yeah, I feel more comfortable with that is so this is new for you? Yeah. Congratulations. Hey, thanks. Since this is a new school, new start. Okay. We’ll spread it around. God, that don’t mean so much to me. Honestly. I, I barely talk to anyone, you know, so pronouns are kind of hard to get out there without like a pin or something. Yeah. Maybe we should Institute a policy about that. It’d be nice. Wow. You are incredible sometimes. Yeah. Watch out for me though. Oh good. Huh? What makes you happy? What, what makes you happy? Um, uh, I’m sorry. I hope that’s not too forward. I just find it’s better to cut out with all of the extraneous garbage. Oh, um, well I um, yeah, what makes me happy? Uh, you know, I uh, I had a um, right at that moment you see the large wide shoulder to shape of Jason Buckner began to approach from behind. AF is a big hand, kind of goes onto their shoulder. Hey, turn around and look up and you can see the face kind of eyes tense. Jaw clenched. So what was that about, bitch? Huh? Jason Buckner, mind your manners. You tell him that to me. Yes. I said your full name and everything. I just want answers. All right. This came out of fucking nowhere. F [inaudible] yeah. Well you uh, [inaudible] seemed pretty big, pretty intimidating and uh, I just wanted to show that. So am I. I feel like there are more constructive ways of doing that than just, you know, Dechend someone I didn’t do anything to you. Okay. Yeah, sure. At this point, a bigger dude comes up wearing the same football jacket over and gets with you too and goes, alright, Hey, this is, this is completely on an on call for, this is a way to perpetuate violence against women. Jason back down, uh, you know this to be a Terrence Michaels who is the largest and probably done this to the football team. He is what you would call dumb woke. Um, and he kind of pushed back. Let’s just hang off. Okay. All right. Personal space consent. Right. Super nice to meet Terrence. I don’t necessarily identify as a woman, but, Oh, you’re right. My apologies. I was unaware. Oh yeah, yeah. It’s a new thing. Actually. We were just talking about maybe spreading it around a little bit. If we ever want to talk about it some time, like just let me know. Well, yeah, I mean I’m open. I’m cool. I’m hooked. I, my, my, my older sister, uh, she’s, she’s one of them, one of them gay girls. Uh, she went to college and like, you know, I listen, I listen and uh, I’m all about know, just whatever makes people happy. Oh, that’s Terrence. Shockingly open an exemplary ally. Wow, that’s great. Thank you. I appreciate that. Yes. Thank you Terrance. I do appreciate that. Jason. I’m terribly sorry. It seems like there’s some sort of misunderstanding here. AF is new in town and you’re just so big and strong and kind of intimidating so you can understand why I would feel a little threatened. I mean, I guess I get it, but you know, he picked the biggest, toughest, baddest guy in school and you pick a fight and it’s a way to protect yourself. Just don’t do it again. Okay. For sure. If you’ve got a problem, just saved my face. Yeah, I’m really good with using my words and not just going straight to physical altercations or I’m going to shrugs off Terrence’s hand in his shoulder and bull cam. That is so tragic. Yeah, I know. Oh my God. Hence the change. This is, I almost missed this. I don’t, but I almost missed this, but we get to be around it five times a week. I got to get out of here. God. Yeah, me too man. Terrence turns back and it’s like, all right, well you know anytime I’m not a card carrying member of the patriarchy. I am a, I’m a welcome space to discuss feelings. Wow. Can I have a good day? Hey honestly, you too man. Cause I got practice. Terrance, this takes y’all shit. Welcome to cinder brush. Hi, thanks. Yeah, I really didn’t know anyone coming in besides Cameron. So it’s been him run. Yeah. Yeah, we’ve met where little, how could you possibly know Kamran? Oh, just be like, you know, out in the world, uh, meetings and stuff, you know, eating nothing. Um, anyway. Oh my astrology op today said to take a chance. Are you single? Um, I am. Cool. That’s all I needed to know. I run. Did you guys watch us? Just like arms sprints. [inaudible] that away from the table. Yes. So what do we think Jesse is going to lean him back in the chair again? Man. Shit, they’re pretty fucking weird. Lexican is, I, you know, I’m not gonna lie. I kind of, I kinda think she’s sweet. They’re sweet and see Corey kind of sits back and looking at her phone. Yeah. Hmm. That’s a followup questions for that one. Interesting. When’s the next party, Jesse? [inaudible]. Jesse kind of thinks like, I don’t know, my, uh, usual contact got arrested a couple of weeks back, so I’m trying to, trying to reconnect a little bit, see what I can muster. Uh, parents are still in town, but I don’t know. I’m thinking maybe like mid October. Okay. All right. It gives me some time. Great. And you know, we can always go to Jamie for anything. Should we be going to go to the JV? Oh yeah, I absolutely do not, but he operates as long as I say he operates in this school. Yeah, I’ll kind of glance over it. You started to get the odd sensation that whenever they all turn, it’s almost unison to a specific direction and they all glance over back towards Jamie and Cameron across at their table. Excuse me. I’m going to go finish up some business with your terrifying acts. Have fun. She’s a blast, Don. I know it is. Jamie begins to approach and takes a seat at your table. Now that you’ve finished terrorizing the new meat terrorizing nothing. I’m just getting to know a new face. Please don’t break this one too quickly. I don’t ever do anything too quickly. Jamie, just going to remind you. I have my eyes on you. Who doesn’t? Do you want to do this with your little group or do you want to go talk privately? Let’s go chat. Charlie. Excuse us. Just kind of sit and patiently wait for you to leave with a look of pod. People turn their head. That shit’s gross, but that’s not why we’re here. Why are we here, Jamie? Oh, just making sure that you’re taken care of. You said that we needed to have a little talk, so I’m making myself available. I always make myself available. You and Cameron had been hanging out a lot lately. What have you done with the his head? Oh, Sasha. There is nothing I can do to that point. Boys. Poor fucking head that you haven’t already done. I am just enjoying the company of a disaster. Disaster. That from what I can tell you created well done. No, this one wasn’t may bullshit. No, this is a whole different kind of mind fuck than I usually. Hmm? Are you lying to me Jamie? I would never lie to you. I lied to everybody but never to you shit. Yeah. Well I just assumed I wasn’t working with a broken heart then. Nevermind. I don’t know. Trying to take my mind off things. I’m trying to take his mind off things. It’s been working out, but no, nothing you need to worry about. Okay. Anything else? Cooking always. But anything I really need to know about, be careful with the fresh mate. I get the sense that might be more than you bargained for. Just the vibe. I’m always careful and if you need a refill of anything, I could use a few things. Okay. In fact, if you have the urge, anything personal of Jason’s might be [inaudible] arrange something, something past this weekend, I’ll be there. Great. Alright. Scattering and finishing up your lunches. You had yourselves to the, your final class of the evening, which is English two with Ms. Laura Meyer. Uh, Ms. Meyer, who is the more theatrical of the class teachers bouncing between English and drama and very much, you can see one saw herself as the top of the community theater, not too far outside of the city and Arizona. And she begins to go into the, uh, the review of the themes of the book that you all failed to really begin reading called Lord of the flies. She goes on about the conflicting human yearning for social structure in order with the rational and emotional minds that can easily disagree in Sunday. It all from the inside, whatever, they were just fucking hungry. Cameron, did you even read it? Yeah. Did you interpret it? I interpreted it that they were out there and they were just wanted food. Actually Cameron, it’s more about how man will almost always succumb to his more animalistic urges when left to his own devices without the structure of law and order. Interesting perspective. Sasha. Sasha, I felt that Cameron had the conch there, so if you would not be so rude, excuse me, it’s austere. Asmar Jamie, that’s a good guy. Is society required to enforce morality or a society, a construct of enforce morality? That is the point of our conversation in today’s class. And she begins to go up to the chalkboard and begin writing the question on the board. Um, honestly, flies kind of scare me cause I’m always like, is there a dead body around here? What have you heard what any res turns around to you? Cameron and Gavin goes, um, if it’s easier I can tutor you. Like if you actually wanted to learn as opposed to just turn it into work. Yeah. Uh, yeah, that would actually be, I mean, yeah. Yeah. Do you want to come over later? Yeah, yeah, I could probably do that. Okay. You know where I live, right? Yeah. I mean I can also come at your house. You can pick me up. Um, I actually don’t have my car right now. Well I’ll ride, I’ll ride over it. Yeah. Okay. Okay. She turns back around kind of quickly, kind of. You can see even with her kind of cold, loner, general demeanor, there’s a bit of a risk take here for her reaching out. Um, at this point there’s quiet amongst the conversations is the last bit of the chalk marks on the board and you hear [inaudible] kind of a, a wave text go through and everyone kind of is looking for their phones. Most nobody. But you see four people that begin to read something on their phone. Jesse Zimmerman of your hive. Jamie, you received this text. Tyler Thorne, who is the local pseudo stoner DJ of the classroom, uh, and camp, the text reads says, Hey fuckers, it’s Suzy escape. Should brushed tomorrow night and come say hi. Pop-up Ravens st Marin refinery 11:00 PM bring candy, miss you. Okay. Now Susie Mareno was a graduate from last year senior class here. It’s an airbrush high, was well connected in the cinder Bush party scene before moving to [inaudible]. Um, and was never socially interested in going against you, Sasha and for an older classmen, just kind of, you had an understanding. Um, you can, there was a brief flirtation while you guys were dating that caused some tension, but mostly just, uh, because your family is so well connected and because you do money, there was definitely an interest in a situation in the past where you’ve both partied together and she utilized your connections to help get proper locations for parties and elements like that. Jamie, you know exactly what you guys know each other. Uh, but as this kind of goes around in these texts, begin to go off. Jamie turns to you, Sasha. I knows there’s some shit going down tonight and kind of therapist the text over towards you. Oh, all out in style then. I, uh, I don’t have any candy. You were mentioning that. Oh yeah. Freak over there to probably look us up. Jamie’s got whatever we need. Okay. You can go ahead and talk to them that we’ll put some things together. Um, as Cameron, you get your text at that point, uh, behind you. You notice that, that moment that Amanda who sits behind you is looking over your shoulder. Good. I’m reading it. What the book? No, no, nothing. I was just, I, you know, was watching what teach was writing on the board. Breathing on my shoulder. I’m sorry. I’m a heavy breather. It’s, um, it’s a condition that I looked at, dude, in which point, immediately Amanda turns to you and goes, there’s like a party happening tonight. What? I just read it on Kim Kim’s Fila. Oh, Ooh. I’ve never been to a party. I’ve barely done anything. That sounds really exciting. Um, okay. I’m feeling wild. Do we know anything about it? I thankfully have a photographic memory. Cool. Which is kind of what saying I got the detail. I don’t have a car. I have a car. Okay. I have a big truck. It’s stick shift. That is so cool. That is so cool. Okay. Okay, cool. Kevin, I this shit, take a minute. I don’t know. Are you going to go? I don’t know how the fuck I’m going to get there, but I, I’ve got to go. There’s work to be done. Is there anyone we know that has a car right now? You know where my truck is? Four horsepower. 90 horsepower. You’re talking my language horsepower right now. It’s currently filled with crates, uh, of stuff that I didn’t want in my room anymore. Oh, okay. Do you think it’s possible to kill Amanda? Question Mark. Okay. Okay. We’ll do it after school. Make it look a stampede, Don. As soon as that moment of excitement kind of settles between the two of you, F you realize that you do have a three hour shift at diamond liquor for your father. I turned around, so yeah, I know you saw the text. That’s okay. Um, you can go to this party. Yeah, I feel like I’m in a weird game of telephone. Um, well yeah, I was thinking about you. Yeah. I your car. Yeah. It’s got like four horsepower. You’ve got a four horsepower truck. That’s fucking fast. I changed the oil myself. I lay down on a skateboard and it pours all over me and then, um, but I’m going to get to a point where it stops blood, start running my hands through my hair. Um, I think when we can, I mean if you’re going to go, maybe we can all go together. I dunno. Oh yeah, totally. I got you. My car is, my car is in the shop right now, so I can’t cool you, me and Amanda. That’s great. Uh, I think Jamie, my Jamie might tag along with us too. Is that okay? Do you have enough room? Yeah, honestly. Dude, they seem really fucking, man. It gets extremely stiff. The Jamie’s rad. Yeah, he’s good people. He lied about the bird. Yeah. Something you never forget. I would fall on my sword for him. Yeah. Yeah. Crazy. I text Jamie a lollipop emoji in a party popper and a question Mark. Excuse me. I’ll take care of a few things. Uh, I text back just a pound sign, but the question Mark. Mmm. Send Becca 100 emoji. Yeah. And, and flying money emoji. Oh no. The one with the face that has the money. Yeah. Oh, do you have an Apple watch? Got it. I’ll be there. I’ll pick you up at 8:00 PM. So tonight or tomorrow. Tonight, 7:00 PM. It’s a, a rapidly thrown together event. Um, class does eventually come to a close and the school day ends with the ring of the bell. The campus becomes energetic and students scatter to the rest of their business throughout the day. And you all find, you grab your bags, head back out into the hallways. And what would you like to do? I guess we should get each other’s numbers, right? If we’re all [inaudible] I’m sure. Yeah. I’ll tell you what’s your number? I give you my number. Okay. The group share. Yeah. Doing a group chat. Yo, let’s start a group chat. All right. Amanda, did you want to give your number? Oh yeah, yeah, totally. What’s your number? Fuck. Just don’t text me a lot please. Cause I’ve heard you texts like checks, like the sends texts. It’s like five at a time. Okay, I’ll, I’ll be sparing. Okay. Uh, so do you my number. Five, five, five. You give him your number? It’s fucking social distribution. Three texts that don’t end in a question Mark in your blog. Just an understanding. Honestly. Good rule. Thank you. It’s a very good role. Um, I’ve got to run by, you know, where to take care of a few things. Jimmy, you going to go by there right now? Honestly, unless you have a reason not to and I can go with you. Cool. Yeah. Um, Oh shit. I find your one heart. Okay. Let’s see what the, see what the show. Hey Amy. Uh, what time did you want to come come by to lay? Um, I don’t know. That’s a feel like six, seven. I got, I have a couple extra kids. Their activities take care of what I can swing my whenever. Yes. Yeah. What time is it right now at this point? I’d say by three o’clock. Six o’clock is good. Okay. All right. All right. I’ll see you there. Hi Amy. Uh, you would, and you are very constantly radar scoping everything around you, especially when it comes to camera. And since you did hear the buzz of the phone and kind of that direction of the classroom and based on the conversation with them all, you’ve kind of gathered that they probably got a similar connection. Okay. And I saw Amy talking to Cameron briefly. Yeah. Okay. Okay. You want to do anything or just Oh, uh, we just clocking it, I think. Um, I think I’ll have, I think I’ll have Jesse swing by around six ish. Okay. Evening, just do a lap. Put a check in. Yeah. Okay. Okay. That can be done. Anything anybody else wants to do in the afterschool preparation needs to be done? Um, yeah, actually, Amanda, I need your help. Yeah, of course. Whatever you need. Let me know. Supposed to work at the liquor store today. Um, which means I could not go to this party. Um, so I need you to go to my house with me and convinced my parents that we have a huge project due tomorrow and that I need to stay at your house and work on this project. You need me to lie to your parents and I need you to wear these fake glasses so that you look smart. It’s 90% of our grade. You’re a good liar, right? I don’t know. Okay. Well we’re going to have to work on that. On the ride there. Let’s go fit. Okay. Just practice saying that’s 100% true. 100% true. Okay. Yeah, we’ll get there. We’ll get there. Okay. Okay. So you guys head to your truck? Yup. Take her up to the parents folk. What are you doing? We’re going, are you coming with me or we’re going, we’re going to the high dab. Okay. In the mind. All right, so the two of you walk to, um, if you’ve got a bike, I’ve got a scooter. Yeah, I have my bike. Alright, so you guys make her over to the query inside of the Solomon for the next, yeah. Headaches. What’s your cool tricks and shit on the way? Right. Alright. You would approach the outskirts of it. You head down the broad ramps to the furthest back pit of the query, the familiar space where you keep a little private area for yourself. Come up to the, the door that you have kind of hidden off to the side with the sheet over it there. The, the padlock that you keep on it. [inaudible] Oh, this is looking really good. Yeah, it’s not bad. You all right? Yeah, I’m okay. It was Susan weird day at school. Do you know new kid? Do you have any like, I don’t know. You had a weird today. Yeah. Uh, yeah, we actually know each other. Um, we go to a, um, a meeting, it’s like a little bit outside of town. It’s like a youth anger management meeting. Oh fuck. I’ve been to meetings. Yeah. I don’t know. My parents put me in it and it’s, well, obviously it’s really helping cause you seem like you’re doing really good. I dunno, I’m just doing it to appease them, I guess. Um, but I actually knew half before that. No shit. Yeah. Mmm. I went to, um, I went to summer camp, like in middle school, you know, right before high school. And we met there. Yeah. I mean it was a cool summer. Um, it was a cool summer. Like what the fuck does that mean it’s a summer camp? Like, like where you bunk makes or whatever the fuck that is. Well we kind of maybe like, it was kind of my first guess. Yeah, yeah. Oh you’re doing that weird hair shit you do? Oh no. Yeah. Um, it was kinda fun cause you know, like the whole summer we were kind of just flirting with each other who are kids, you know? And then, I dunno, I guess kind of towards like the end of the camp, we kind of just, we’re, we’re all, we’re like swimming and shit and like doing, you know, the stupid like bouncy thing, you know? And we were kind of just in the water and we like got under a canoe and then just started like making out. Yeah, it was, it was kind of sweet though. Oh this is so good. Anything to get Sasha out of your fucking system. Yeah, but that was a long time ago. Yeah. I don’t know if you’re going to read sash out of your fucking system. Pretty sure you can. She’s a lot, but I mean, I’m enjoying this. Don’t get me wrong. This is great. Anybody, I won’t tell anybody unless they offer me something really, really good, like super fun juice as, as new at school and I want them to be comfortable and I don’t want to spread that information if they’re not comfortable with that. Oh no. I, I like AF. I don’t entirely know why, but I did the, the dopey puppy vibe. Yeah, me too. I’m threatening like, yeah. Oh my God. Oh God. This is so gross. I don’t know. Kind of, I knew it too, but I mean, that’s it. I don’t know. I’m, I’m here to take care of your ex right now anyway, so we’re going to need to, I started assembling, uh, a magic pouch, which has a Hunter S Thompson collection of, uh, like a good, a good, uh, Thompson’s worth of Vegas, Vegas essentials. And, uh, in a, in a secret pouch, it’s one of those magicians, a Haida pouches. So that’s, ah, there’s no rabbit in here. There’s a rabbit in here kind of thing. So it’s got the little half-life and then put the rest of it. I just fill a bunch of my stuff from New York, a little bit of some herbs. Um, a small, uh, small sharp razor blade. Uh, a little bit of, a little bit of chalk, a little bit of sulfur, a little bit of salt, just a, just in case shit goes down. Okay. All my tools. It’s all right as you’re assembling all these elements here. Gotcha. And some cash. You hear what sounds like a handful of rocks tumble and crack from the entrance to this little hidden hideaway. Um, Hey, I’ll meet, we’ll figure out what, where we’re meeting and everything. Yeah, I’ll text you. Yeah. You better text me. Yeah. Yeah. I gotta go. I mean, uh, you know, I’m not going to tell anybody, you know. Yeah, I know. Holy shit. You turn around and you can see Evan Harris standing their cell phone up, recording going. How long have you been standing there for like five minutes. You guys are ridiculous. Um, I go up in [inaudible]. Is this like some sort of weird like cult hideout or some shit? Are you serious? Oh, I’m going to go up and lash out physically and then I’ll go try to punch him in the face and take his phone. Okay. Go ahead and roll. Two D six, come on cam. Ah, okay. That’s a 10 minus one’s with a nine. A nine. Okay. Okay. So, uh, you get to choose one of the three elements there. You do manage to harm those. So you rush up and immediately and it’s like, wait, wait, wait, what? What are you at Delta? Yeah, just don’t in the face the video spins, it has that rapid then like end of Blair witch style just kind of lands on the bottom of the cave floor. Uh, Evan’s nose was rushing just blood from the front. Um, you choose one of the options there for the success, but complicated aspect there under lash out. Physically. It can learn something about your true nature and they gain a string on you. I’m going to let you decide how bad the hard terms I’ve had. The harm turns out. Yeah. Okay. I trust you. You, you see the phone clatter to the ground and I haven’t grabbed the front of his face and it could have been stopped. Oh, what the fuck? You can’t just film people without, without asking. He looks up and he’s missing three of his front teeth. Shit. What would you [inaudible] that’s all you fucking get, dude. You can’t just come in here and start filming people like that. I grabbed the phone, give that back. It’s, it’s actually locked at this point. It’s unlocked. Doesn’t, doesn’t fund. Yeah. The missing teeth wasn’t enough to do blanket. What an insane upgrade. That was the worst thing that ever happened. Huh? I was just, I’m doing good. I’m scanning through all the photos to just forward myself a couple things. You’re fucking crazy. You know that. I’m crazy. I’m crazy. You fucking came in here and didn’t even, we didn’t even know you were there. Look you two have been, you’ve been always weird. You’ve been really worried for a while now. Just kind of wandering down the middle of a fucking Corey. My family owns this query. I work here over the summer. I, it’s perfectly acceptable that I’m fucking here. Totally. And you have this amazing kind of all the weens store gave here. What the fuck this is fuck camera are going to make me deal with this. Just give him that God of the phone. You tell anyone about this place. You tell anyone, anyone you’re going to be missing more than your fucking teeth. I’m actually, I’m going to toss the phone to you and I’m going to try and grab a chunk of his hair. Okay. I need a token. I will say go ahead and make it shut. Someone down. Rule. Okay. See if I can pull this fucking shit off. This is going to be cold, okay. To uh, intimidate and act quickly enough to not have resistance. Seven. Seven. Okay. As he goes and reaches for the phone. As you toss it, you reach up quickly and grab a chunk of the hair and pull it away. He turns around. I immediately start casting a spell. What do you do? I’m going to cast illusions. Okay. What transpires? I want fucking bats. I just want him to get attacked by bats. As long as he’s in the cave. Okay. Sees as soon as you turn, you see him looking at you as eyes wide, both an incredulous pain. And then as you begin to the old Paul stand out. What the fuck are you like spitting blood and spindle from the missing front teeth and then suddenly goes this running outside of the cavern off into the afternoon. Sunlight fucker. Did he take his phone? Huh? I know you have the phone. All right, well now they can fucking trace the phone. So if he’s looking at like, get rid of this here. All right. Wipe it and get room tone. We’ll just get rid of it. Leave it out front. Everyone will know he was still unlocked or their luck. Good luck. Good luck. Shit. Okay. They still sound like an idiot for leaving. Yeah. I mean he’s not going to tell them. He doesn’t tell anybody what that he got attacked by bats but this place, um, how different now, what time was it at this point? I see like four 30, five o’clock. I had to go home pretty soon, but I’m going to go check and make sure everything’s okay. It’s don’t mind. Okay. I’m going to grab anything that just in case I’m just going to grab anything. I don’t want to be found here. Like anything really problematic out of this place. Okay. It takes you a little bit, so you probably leave in advance. Yeah. A new quote. Texts tonight. Clear up as much as you can. I’m going to just leave the phone and like maybe at the other entrance of the yeah, either way. Uh, thanks for that. Thanks for punching man. I’ll see you later. Okay. What do you finish that up, Sasha? What are you doing? I had to stay late to help with some uh, debate team stuff and you know, student council stuff, study hall, um, volunteering work. It’s exhausting. Um, I’d probably wrap up by around five or so. Okay. Is there anything you went to do after five? I text Jessie to start by. Keep an eye on cam takes back. You’ve got it. I’m going to ask and ask Lexi too. Um, Lexi, do you think you’d be able to pull new kids’ records in the office? Possibly. If there’s no risk, go for it. Just happened to see it. I don’t need hard copies. Just info on the new kid. Yes. Right. Okay. While you’re finishing up those activities, you, we’ve made your truck Abigail sitting in the passenger seat as you drive away from school going like, Oh wow. I haven’t got my license yet. Yeah, it’s great. Okay. Pop quiz. Yeah. Is there really a test tomorrow, tomorrow? Uh, there, there is a, uh, a brief quiz on the topic, but there isn’t like a full scale test. We’re just getting into the school year, so you’ll be, she’d be okay. Okay. Uh, no, I’m being my parents and I need, Oh, right Riley sell it. Oh, sorry. Sorry. As there is a huge, huge project, there is a huge project Tuesday. Usually that’s the day when the big stuff, yes, 90% of the grade. Thank you. Yes. Okay. Got it. Got it. It’s super important and absolutely 100% true. Yes. Right, right. Okay. We’re getting you pull up to the liquor store, diamond liquor. Where are you? God? Samuel is Outback. They have a truck open and they’re currently loading up the stock room in the back and he says the truck pulls up and kind of gives a hand wave. He’s a middle aged man. Um, little bit of a gut, but you can see him handsome in his younger years. Um, he was a bright smile but looks a little dopey in the face, but overall like sweet, um, Harris thinning a bit, uh, tight jeans that are pulled up a little too high and uh, he’s, you can see he’s probably did a little bit of back pain as he’s kind of pulling these boxes out. This liquor store is small and doesn’t have a lot of hands on deck, so it takes a, it takes a little bit of, a little bit of challenge to, to, to get the business going. But, um, as you kind of step out of the truck, he kind of gives you a wave over, Hey, what’s up? Hey daddy, I give him a big hug. How’s work? Has it been so far today? Oh, it’s been good. We’re just, you know, trying to get stopped back up again. Her getting the trucks to come this as far out as often as we need to. And uh, she’s actually been selling pretty well, which was great. Which, you know, I’m still getting used to how the numbers here were compared to how we were exactly the old home. But, um, yeah. Um, well, you know what, I, I got some bad news about today actually. Um, I seems like, um, you know, I’m still gonna work tonight, but I have to just completely ignore this huge project that’s worth 90% of my grade isn’t that suck? Well, anyway, where’s my apron? Is it? No, no, no, no, no, no. That is just and a half ago and we got to be this four with glasses on. He goes, it’s 100% true worth 90% of the grade. Yeah. Yeah. This is my partner. Yeah. Oh, sorry Dan, this is, this is Amanda. Um, yeah, I, yeah, this is my partner. I, I brought her along because I’m just going to buy her a Coke to say sorry for making her fail the whole semester. 2% true. No, no. They need to look honey, we’re new to this school and you know, in this and getting back in town and it’s a little, you know, it’s tense and I know you’re trying your best to kind of get caught up and everything. So you know what, I’ll, I’ll take it. I know I can. It hasn’t been an intense day. I can go ahead and just extend the shift had been running. You go, you go and you take care of this project. The two of you. Um, gosh. Are you serious? Of course. Of course. Well, I guess I’m going to have to go stay at Amanda’s house to pulling all nighters. So I’ve, I guess I’ll see you tomorrow evening. Okay. Yeah, no that the police just it. If you need anything, give me a call. That’s so, and you know what else is crazy? We have a lot of supplies that we have to buy 100% true. And so I don’t know if I could maybe get an advance on the next check, uh, that I would be getting here. But we just have to, we’re studying deep sea animals so I have to make a lot of slime to show how many, a full full check advance. Yeah. If I can get $250 right. It pulls it his wallet. It’s like counting through and a lot of singles. Okay. I’m interesting. Great. Yeah. Yeah. I only got like two 10 on me. Is that enough? Thanks Josh. Thanks so much. Okay, got it. Um, all right. I love you. Love you too. I gave him a quick hug again. Yep. Pleasure to meet ya, man. You seem really cool though, Tate. Take care of her and I will, uh, yeah. Let me know how it goes. I totally need snacks or anything. Just give me a call. Thanks so much, dad. Yeah, plenty chips just came into the hot Cheetos too. We got a bunch of them in stock. Okay. All right, good. Okay. Bye. Bye. He goes back a load of boxes and we hopped in the truck. Oh, I’m such a bad person. Oh God. My soul is, I need to pray. I believe in God. I need to baptize myself. [inaudible] we have to go. We have to go now. Oh my God. I bring it up to him. Have to buy him like a something like a $500 gift card to sharper image or signer. Know what he likes. Okay. Okay. Let’s go Apple. I’d like tunnel vision. That was so exciting. It was awful. It was the worst thing I’ve ever done and I can’t tell you the things I’ve done. Okay. This is really bad. Where am I going down the bad path. Am I going down the dark path? The path less traveled is maybe the battle is full of lying to your perfect father. Okay, that’s fine. It’s fine. Yeah, it’s fine. It’s for good costs for heaven, for his adventures and experiences. I bet at the end of tonight I’ll be like, that was worth lying to my dad and making him work 20 hours. Okay, let me transition over to the knocking door. Front. [inaudible] door. Outside of the Solomon estate, there is a bike freshly parked out front and the door opens and we see immediately Teresa saw the mother of Cameron opened the door. Hello. And there stands Amy Rayez. Is there books in hand? High S they didn’t bother them. I’m here to your tutor. Cameron. Teresa. Oh, Kevin has a tutor now. Cameron Cameron, you hear your mom ever so slightly agitated. Call your name throughout the house. [inaudible] all right, I come downstairs. Oh yeah. What’s up? Hey, uh, your tutors here? Yeah. Come in here. Close to the store behind. Beautiful house. Well done. Interior. Um, weirdly spacious, almost intimidating. So, uh, this is Amy. Um, she’s gonna tutor me today with first some stuff and uh, yeah, we’ll just go upstairs. All right. Pleasure to meet you guys. Had upstairs. Do you want anything to drink or anything? Water. Water would be wonderful. Okay, I’ll get that one over for you to go. Okay, mom, I gotta get some waters. She goes off to her. I mean, unless you’re going to make like sandwiches or something. Would you like me to make sandwiches? You want a sandwich? I already ate that. You can have one. No, that’s okay. That’s okay. Mom, you head upstairs and a tutoring session begins. Starts awkward tension kind of energy in the room a little bit before it kind of calms a bit. You two haven’t really hung out outside of class before. And one it’s nice to have interaction with uh, a girl with a rapport that isn’t your ex, um, British annually. Also eager to teach and kind of show you the ropes a bit of this curriculum. Um, is there anything specifically you like to do during the tutoring session? Um, Hey, I mean, are you still able to write my paper tonight? I know I’m learning, obviously, but I just feel like I’m not quite good enough yet to write this paper. Have you tried? Yeah. [inaudible] I mean maybe not enough, but, uh, wow. What will you give me if I do your homework for you? Do you find yourself strangely enticed by Amy? I’m going to go ahead and take a, take. Nothing on her. Take a string. If she takes a strangely, um, it should begins to [inaudible] kind of flirtatiously look at you in the eyes. What are you doing tonight? Tutoring you. And then they went home to finish my homework and yours now apparently, I mean, this paper isn’t to tomorrow necessarily. Just [inaudible] turn her stuff in and turn it in. Turn it in the next day. You know, I mean, you ever done that before? You’re like, Oh, sorry. Last night was so crazy. I’ll, I’ll bring it, I’ll bring it. I’ll bring it Wednesday. No, I haven’t, but I’ve seen many people do it. Um, there’s a party tonight. Are you asking me to go to a party with you Cameron? Yeah, yeah, yeah. All right. Wait, what’s your Oh wait, I have her number. Yeah, you have my number. Sorry. Um, okay. I’m gonna text you the info. It’s a, it’s a rave. So bring your glow sticks. Um, I said the same Marin refinery at 11:00 PM bring some candy. Alright. Um, behind the window, there’s the bushes kind of push apart and you can see Jesse just glancing in with his cell phone, taking pictures and texting them. One by one to Sasha. Sasha, you take a string on Cameron green string collection. Go start spinning some strings and doing some guys before she leaves. Mmm. Because I’ve had such a good time with her. Mmm. I’m going to kind of push her up against the door and Oh shit. I’m gonna try and turn around. Yeah. Okay. I’ll do Valentine’s day. Um, okay. Uh, do I get 10, 10 nice. Whoa. Okay. Wow. Uh, she immediately tenses at the momentary action but then eases into it. Um, time kind of slows for a moment until you both break apart and just kind of still looking up at, you know, slightly partied, kind of laughs and smiles and not really know what else to do. Kind of pulls away from you and grabs her books and goes, ah, okay. So when, when should I come back to leave for the party? Um, do you want to meet us there or I can meet you there. Yeah. Yeah. Okay. Cause I’m driving with some people and I don’t know if there’s, I mean there might be room. Let’s just meet there. Okay. Yeah. Okay. Now I’ll say there, uh, you Sasha get a zoomed in, somewhat pixelated, kind of dirty fuzzy picture of Cameron and Amy both pressed against a familiar wall in Israel. [inaudible] I have a dummy account on Snapchat, not attached to me. And that picture of hears in the feeds of or of most of the people in this school, strategic people in the school. Um, it’s a little caption. Heartbroken boy takes advantage. Lonely girl. You shutting someone down. Yes. You could spend a string if you want to, to get a bonus to the role of T U O again a string. Yeah. From turning her on from turning around. Yes you do. So you can just take one of the red ones and Mark down that it’s for Amy. I’m catching up. Uh, since the click sends it out to me to do it. I get a plus one. So yes. Cause you have one. Okay. I’ll just keep it at that then. Okay. Um, Ooh. For weight plus anything. Oh a five, five. I find it an experience point cause it is a failure. Write that down. You send it out and immediately the responses are, that’s so fucking shocked face. And you actually watched the follower account on that account. Begin to slowly drop by a handful. Not enough to destroy it, but you’ve lost a little bit of that edge in that instance. Kind of stop the ground for a moment. Angrily. One of them even says, nice try Sasha. Oh that would be something I would do. How can I go home? Okay. Anybody else want to do anything or do we begin to gather for the evening’s festivities? I just do my hair and put on my best flannel wearing a slinky red fuck you breakup dress. Okay. Fuck yeah. I’m wearing my uniform that says that I am in business. So lots and lots of pockets, lots of flowery stuff, lots of places to hide. Shit you’ve got, I’m wearing what I wore to school. It was just something that you would change. Perfect. Temperature is going to vary wildly as lots of layers. Alrighty. So, um, as the evening progresses on pushing to about nine 30, 10 o’clock or so, people getting to gather Jessie swings, bine picks you up the rest of the tie of already in tow. They’ve adorn themselves with what they assume would be rave tire. These type of things are not common in this part of Arizona, let alone uh, openly in invited to high school students and there’s a lot of kind of, Oh yeah, I know, I know what that’s about. And haphazardly thrown together with the, I assume it’s like a shitty elements of neon vinyl. Um, but nevertheless you GRA everyone grabs their seats and Jesse’s car is nice car. Then you begin to peel off into the night desert heading towards the facility. Um, you having been the one that’s offered your vehicle with Amanda in tow, Amanda is also dressed in the exact same stuff that she wore to school that day. Um, go ahead and are you meeting Cameron’s place? Yeah, yeah, I pull up the cameras. Okay. We pull up and uh, you be here at the car. Um, it’s been about an hour since your father got home. And Hank has had a really bad day. He came in shouting and complaining, turned into a shouting match with your mom. Um, the two of them ended up just going into a tense separation to their opposite sides of the house. And you’ve kind of sat there and in that silence you began to hear the whispers getting begin to the, the calls of something not quite in words would come through. Right. You can do so much. It’s beyond them. And you hear the car approaching park in the driveway, go to the door. So really nice house. Oh, Hey. Oh yeah. I mean it’s not really mine, but I live here. Yeah, totally. Um, yeah. I mean, you want anything to drink? I can have my mom make you a sandwich. Um, um, I’m not super hungry, but I’ll take something to drink. Yeah. Um, open the fridge and there’s just a fridge for just drinks and it’s like all like, yeah. Uh, orange crush. Um, that’s some Phanta cotton candy. Fager was that, is this the best? Sooner than ever. So fast. It’s like, dad, you chug that so fast. You get a Chuggy. I was really thirsty. Your mum walks in, goes, um, Cameron, who’s your friend? This is AF. Hello. Hi. Hi. Why are you in my house? What do you mean? This is my friend, right? And it’s late. I didn’t know you were having friends over. I’m, yeah, just a couple of friends over. It’s no big deal. Have you tried the cotton candy figure? That single word just leaves the kitchen. She’s kind of a bitch. Should I? Oh, no leave anyway. Okay. That’s fine. Anyway. Um, I’m really glad you’re going to the party, dude. Me too. Yeah. I didn’t say this before cause so many people around, but it seems crazy like that Jason Buckner was such an asshole to you about how much you’ve changed in and then he got fucking Dick, huh? Yeah, that was, I actually, I didn’t, I didn’t hate it. Yeah. Yeah. We used to be really good friends, but we didn’t really hang out then when you talked about him a lot in the meetings. So, yeah, when I found out that that’s who it was, I was like, fuck that guy up. Yeah, that was kind of cool. Um, yeah, I mean, he’s a good dude. I think he just kind of, I dunno, we just don’t hang out anymore. Yeah, totally. But I mean, is he going to be at the party tonight? Probably, but that’s okay. I mean, it seemed like you guys talked it out. Yeah. Kinda. I mean, yeah, totally. I mean, he’s kinda, if it happened again, if you ended up hitting him again, I mean, who cares. No, but I am trying, I am trying to use the tools that they teach us, you know, when I get really angry now count backwards. And if that didn’t work, I kill the person. Yeah. I mean, it’s cool. It’s pretty fast progression. You just gotta know automatically. You gotta count to 10. I can’t usually, when I get to, you know, five I can, I can contain it. That’s great. I’m not there yet. I haven’t maybe contained it like once in my whole life. Yeah. Yeah. But so is there anybody, I mean, this is kind of a dumb question, but is there anybody you’re kind of into in school? Oh, like girls? Yeah. Um, yeah. I mean, there’s so many beautiful people, you know, so really a lot of people are very beautiful there. Yeah. Yeah. Mary ROHO was the first person that was super cool, but like, she’s very peaceful. So yeah, I just feel like I’m like constantly hiding my rage from her, which I mean, a lot of people balance for you, you know, or they say opposites attract or whatever. Yeah, totally. Yeah. But then you’re also like Sasha is, uh, I feel like I’m gonna maybe turn to sand every time she’s around. She seems to have the effect on people. Yeah, totally. Yeah. But sorry, it’s your ex. I don’t mean, to me it’s okay. I mean, we’re not, we’re not dating anymore, but, um, no, not really. I mean, I, I kinda don’t want to be with anybody right now cause we just like recently broke up, so I kinda just wanna play the field and whatever. I dunno. I feel like that’s something that people do after they break up. Yeah. Hey, you know, I don’t, I’m not a super good matchmaker, but, um, I think, uh, you have a shot with, um, Amanda. Oh man. I feel like I didn’t say anything yet, but she really likes horses, so if you wanted something to tell, she always has those pants on in those boots. I always got, Tim’s always again, a smell, not a bad smell, but it always just smells like outside. It’s like it’s earth. It’s earth. Deep earth. Yeah. I feel like she needs to like loosen up a little bit. Like maybe she just needs like, I don’t know. So you’re intimidated by her? Yeah, I get it. Yeah, maybe a little bit. Yeah. Well, you know what? I have faith in you. I think you could do it. Yeah. Yeah, if you, yeah. If you just loosened up a little bit, I think you could ask her out. You remember this moment that Amanda is waiting in your truck outside, which by the way, I was waiting for after you go inside the house and the door closes, Amanda waits in the car in the waiting and then you see this little scooter and stop it made. It looks out the window and looks right towards you, Jamie. Oh, you’re so tragic. I’ll go get them. Hi and I hide my scooter in the bushes. Okay. I’ve done this before. [inaudible] side. Um, right as you get to the door and are about to knock, it opens up. Yeah. I mean she really can go. Okay. This is what we’re wearing apparently. That’s fine. All right. Yeah. Oh wait, you all changed? Okay. Do you wanna borrow something? I mean you look really good, but great. I mean that not all. I’m like you’re turn around and I’m going to look, went sober and you can see standing at the top of the curved stairway, kind of button up shirt, front undone, tile loosen and open. Just kinda standing in there. Hey dad, Kevin’s father. Where are you going? We’re just going out where we’re just like going to go off for a drive. Nothing crazy. And whose car? Uh, AFS car. It’s really nice. Safe four horsepower car. It’s a truck and instinct shit. Yeah. AF is new to new town. So, um, we’re, we’re, we’re actually, we’ve become friends cause we’re in the program together. So, um, Aspen like a super positive influence and I kind of wanted to show them around. What about that Mr. Solomon. Jamie came to hang out too. I need positive influences be backed by one. Okay. He turns around and leaves. Do you have an ass caught or something? I could borrow fashion water. Um, I run in the uh, kitchen real quick and get one of my mom’s napkins. Okay. This ever happened Jamie? A pause just sucks. Wow. Dang. Honestly, your dad should be in those meetings with us. Fucking tell me about it. Okay. So should I use one of these wooden circle things to kind of hold it? Okay. It’s so cool. It came with one of these. It’s like meant to be worn. Yeah, I think it’s pretty cool. It’s kind of like a weird new look. Weird plugging into a dude. Okay, cool. Well as long as I look good. Okay, well I’ll in the car. Okay. You had nuggets. Amanda’s there waiting. Kind of excited these to turn the corner. Can you shut me down on accident? Just like, um, like the puppy that’s been waiting in the car for its owner and Amanda, it’s like, Oh, I should have cracked the windows. You all kind of clustered right? The, the truck, there’s that little gap in the back between the front seat and the back seat where poor people can sit. Um, as you all begin to approach, Amanda goes, ah, I can sit in the back, Kevin, if you want to sit back here with me. Uh, yeah, yeah. Okay. Any immediate like looks right to you and it’s like [inaudible] good luck hanging out with that bridle and I’m going to pop in front. I kind of sit as close to the window as I can. There are enough. Yeah. This is one of those like it’s hard to turn. It’s like [inaudible] it kind of just pricks outward a little bit to leave a little gap stimulant triangle window in the side. Flashback, I’m taking really hard turns. It’s kind of pushed you guys together. Perfect. Alrighty. Um, you guys take off and head out and you kind of glance out the window and there you can see kind of up in your parents or in the silhouette of your mother. Just kind of watching as the car drives away. Um, you guys on the road, you’re posse sitting together. Uh, Jamie, there’s a little bit of silence as you’re kind of past the gas Cobe gas station and head off into the main highway and then Jamie turns. So what do you think about the, uh, the pictures? Huh? He’s having fun. That’s nice. Everybody deserves to have a little fun. Okay. Taking the strange the, well, I’m not going to lie. Yeah, it’s, I’m fine. Everything’s fine. Mom and dad don’t know though. So, you know, maybe keep it under your hat. You see Corey can, it leans over and goes, don’t worry. We got you. Like we’re fine. I know you got me also in Korea. Leans back over like from the back seat. Let me handle the post next time. That was like really unsure. Why fucking amateur hour fine. Everything’s fine. Just full off the handle a little bit there. It’s all good. Eventually you all at different times, the two vehicles begin to convene towards the turnoff, which is just a single sign on a dirt road that curves for about 10 miles off of the main highway. There is a fence that is normally locked, but you can see the chain has been brought loose and their recent, uh, tire grooves leading through. So you have to step out and kind of move it aside in there. As you pull through, you can see the darken shape of the old gas co refinery. It is dark, the shape kind of silhouetted against the clear sky. It’s very bright out right now. Um, the moon itself is not quite full, but it’s, you know, starting to next day or two it’ll probably hit there. Um, and you can see there are a number of cars kind of just parked off to the outside. Um, you get their first Sasha and as you uh, step outside of the car and you can immediately hear like the beat kind of kicking up in the distance and you can see a lot of, you know, maybe like 10 or 11 people outside smoking, chatting. They’re all cut. They’re all dressed in a very, very cheek dance EDM attire, five from the main city. Um, they don’t pay any mind as you all kind of step out of J a just as nice car you fit in nice and wow. Step out of the car and do the slow Mo. All four walking into the venue you can see like three people out there smoking kind of do the slow Mo like exhale as they all can catch themselves. Caught in the tractor beam. That is the hive I do as always a scan. Anybody of note? Anybody interesting at this moment? No, but you do see there was a bouncer at the front door. There is a like six foot four gangly looking pale dude who is like a long coat on and he’s just sitting there kind of looking around like he’s keeping an eye both on who’s present and the horizon. Okay. Is he checking IDs? Uh, you go and approach? Yeah. It looks all of you and goes dyslexia. Okay. Yeah. You guys approach shortly thereafter, um, less quite as put together with arrival. Um, the doors open, um, you step outside, I think Abby kind of like trips a bit and falls a little bit and then gets back up as you all exit and see this same perspective. You can hear the music, there’s that kind of creeping excitement but also not quite sure what you’re going to find. Especially those of you that haven’t been involved in much of the party scene, let alone in this area. Um, as you begin to step closer towards it, people were kind of looking over and just kind of take a note of the well, namely you and the Ascot. I think I made a great choice to do. Um, I kind of lean over like fix it. You got little smushed. Thanks. There you go. It’s cool that it has pumpkin’s on it. Yeah. Yeah. It’s kinda like, dude, we’re very scorecards. I think that’s pretty cool touch. I don’t know if I told you all this, but I actually have never kissed anyone before. So kind of seems like maybe this was one night. Oh boy. You know what I mean? Me neither. That’s what we have in common. Yeah. We didn’t kiss anyone before. Um, no. I mean just like you, my adult life, of course as kids when it doesn’t mean anything. Yeah. It doesn’t mean anything when you’re like a kid. Yeah. Kind of mean something. I mean, on a technical level it means something. Yeah, yeah, yeah. Yeah. I mean, I think so too. Cause it’s still gonna like sticks with you sometimes. Absolutely. Um, yeah. I’m going to get a drink. I’m going to get a drink. I’m gonna go and get a drink. I’m going to have a drink for the first time through the front door. Inside. Hold up as you head towards the front of the bouncer. Stop. Like stands there. [inaudible] Oh definitely. [inaudible] I pull out my fake ID and I’m going to, we’re on Susie’s list and we really need to be in here right now. Didn’t have time to change. All right. Dave, steps aside and looks very intently at you and Amanda as you guys walk. Path, what the what squeaks out. Less of a proclamation and more of a more of a creaky door hinge, but you make your way into the interior of the immediately the lights and the sounds and the beat. This is unlike any energy you’ve experienced definitely in your time, but it is an entire warehouse filled with people of all ages, beyond your ages. Adults in their 20s and up, all dressed in the middle of this, these throws of expression and letting themselves go, maybe close to a hundred people in this room, which isn’t huge for such an event, but it’s a small space. It makes it feel massive. There are lights and lasers. There is a large DJ tables set up over one of the platforms where you can see they have one of the light arrangements there is just splattering lighten beams of green and red and purple all across the chamber. Uh, the air itself is musky and muggy. The sweat in the heat of the interior kind of giving this human sauna type feel. It’s uncomfortable, but it’s also in like anything you’re expecting to run into on a Tuesday night. And that’s, we’re going to go and take our break. [inaudible] the uh, the crescendos that, um, we’re gonna go ahead and take a quick break here for a second, uh, to kick in for the next part of this narrative and see what sort of fun chaos Sean SU has. All the pieces are coming together. Mmm. So yeah, we’ll be back in just a little bit. See you guys shortly. [inaudible] [inaudible] [inaudible] [inaudible] [inaudible] [inaudible] [inaudible] [inaudible] [inaudible] [inaudible] and welcome back. So last we left off. You had all made yourself into the interior, the pop up desert rave outside of the town of cinder brush Hill inside the chamber. It’s bodies moving music thumping up on the stage. You can see for those of you who would recognize it would probably be U2. Maybe you a DJ dark star who is actually a fairly decently known local celebrities up there is in the process of spinning. It’s exciting. It is intense. And also you don’t recognize most anybody here as you begin to walk through the floor. Um, a lot of older folks, um, and everyone is on some sort of wavelength, a little separate from yours. Um, a little ways in your group as you’re kind of like getting, taking in the atmosphere around you. Amanda kinda just grabs your hand a little bit. It’s like this is crazy. Yeah, definitely. How do you feel really stiff? Yeah, definitely. Same. Um, have you ever drank alcohol before? Neither to me. Maybe we should have a big vodka. Sure. Did you bring a vodka? No, I didn’t bring a vodka. Um, uh, I mean they gotta have stuff here. Right? Let’s get let’s when enrollment. When enrollment. Yeah. Okay. Uh, Hey. You know what? I bet Cameron. Cameron. Yeah. Hey, um, we were probably just going to go hit off and get a big vodka. Uh, but we’re wondering where we should do that. Um, yeah, I mean there’s a couple different places. Uh, they have alcohol. I mean, you do. Yeah. I mean, they, they, they, they probably supply that here. Imagine you’re the only person that would know what they supply here and they do not supply alcohol. There is sadly no alcohol at this event. Save what you chose to bring. Oh. Um, on the other hand, everything else is available. Oh, like, uh, like cotton candy, phaco, Coca-Cola. Sure. Brooke candy. She pulls out like a handful of lollipops. Awesome. I’ll take one. Maybe I’ll just get a sugar high then. I’m sure that’ll be enough already feeling guilty about this. Um, yeah. You know, everything I have, I brought everything. Oh, what do you have has, yes. Werther’s some very good. Sure. Where there’s originals or Rolos. And so I have to work tonight, so I’m being very, very basic with just a little bit of a, of a, of a moon rock candy flip with a little bit of LSD. Just to Mark a whole thing down. So I’m flying, but I can keep my cool and keep counting and get all my math done right. So I know who’s paid and what, but I’m a little out of it. What else? Everything’s a little interesting. What else? You got? Standard array. I’ve got, I’ve got a little bit of a little bit of pot, a little bit of acid, a little bit of mushrooms, a little bit of turn of the corner of your eye across the dance floor. The hive has taken note of your arrival and a little bit less of everything. Excuse me all. And I’m going to just dive right over there really quickly. Those things is closest to a big vodka. I feel so bad. That’s a good question cause it just depends on your body chemistry. Okay. You know what I mean? Have you ever had anything outside of we were at alcohol? Um, totally all the time. 100% true. Really? Cause you strike me as someone who has never had it, but I, you can use surprise me continually. The, the scotch. Oh yeah, yeah. The stuff that tastes like an old man. Yeah. Yeah. It does taste like an old man. Yeah. I’m not really into that yet. Maybe you want to get older? Yeah, maybe. Um, okay, look, technically I haven’t drank or done any drugs before, but um, yeah, I’m just trying to loosen up and have a good time at this party. Okay. I think Jamie can steer you in the right direction. Okay, cool. I would be, I feel, I don’t want to be the bad guy here and sort of make that decision for you on that journey. Okay. Amanda, I feel like you as well. I trust you. Yeah. I don’t know if we should I pull you to kinda to the side. So, okay. You always saying I haven’t been kissed before and then you said you do. Do you count? Uh, I mean I guess it’s crazy. It’s totally crazy. Like this is weird cause you know, I over thought about that every day and forever. You haven’t thought of it, but I have not thought about that ever. You have not thought about it. Every day. I think about it like just like being fully open and honest. I think about it a lot, maybe just because it was like weird circumstances under, I mean, I’ve never made out with anybody under a canoe before, since Holy shit. You look and you see Tyler thorn. Um, the class DJ has one foot out the school since the day he got here. Who sits at the front left of the classroom goes like, I know I didn’t. You guys were going to make it. This is crazy. Hi, I’m Tyler. I don’t think we’ve met. Hey, what’s up? I’m an F. nice. Nice to meet you, man. What? Just like, I know. Crazy, right? He’s like, yeah. Okay. Oh dear. Right here anyway. Right. It’s all good. Have a good time. Well, yeah. Where was every one of us came together. Yeah. Cool. No worries. I want to go talk to Jamie. Yeah. Okay. I’ll find you later. Listen, right there. We do dance now. Is that how this works? I guess so. Yeah. We can go dance. Move. Is it? Yeah, definitely. Yeah. Yeah. We transitioned over to as Jamie approaches, kind of pushing through the bodies that are thrumming the witch doctor have everything you asked for and a little something extra. Oh, pay the man. Jesse, I also have a favor to ask you for intriguing. Evan became a bit of a problem earlier today. Ah, interesting. Poking his nose where he doesn’t belong. He found me in my special place. I would just like to make sure that if he used stupid enough to start telling people where I’m doing business, that that gets shut down really quickly. I’ll take care of it. Oh, what front? I want to yield. Take care of it. Not a will me darling. You know I don’t get my hands dirty. I don’t talk to them. You know the rules. What do you want? Sure. You already have something of his that could do you find a, I broke it. I had to do, I don’t want something of his, I want some dirt. Okay. Anything you dig up? All right. In turn, what dirt do you have for you? Honestly, not a lot right now. I know even talking with Cameron, come on. JV for old time’s sake it you’re burning us. And I run my finger into his harness and pull up the writing. Okay, so you try to turn him on those 13 1414 something like that. How did, how do you react to this? How does this go down within the interior of Jamie’s conflicted self? I grab her hair, go over to her ear. It’s got a history with the new kid specific. Something about a canoe. Can you kiss person? Yeah. That’s apparently this. And I think everyone’s going to get a little fucked up tonight. So just be gentle. Oh, I don’t think they’ve ever been fucked up before. Really. It’s the vibe I get. Oh, I got to start living a little. Didn’t hear that shit from me. Never. Right. As you hear that, you glance over Jamie’s shoulder in the CN drinks to the front door. Amy res, who stepped through kind of person in the shoulder looking around the little tents and kind of just in glancing, because the crowd looking for somebody. Oh shit. Nice can get complicated. When is it ever simple that shit to yourself and keep your fucking flunkies wait from the new kids. Ah, the drugs are kicking in. Okay. I’m going to distribute the goodies amongst everybody. I keep a couple of tabs for myself. Okay. I’m not taking anything. Okay. Did I have them handy? Alrighty. Give a turn to the rest of the crew here who are awaiting your, uh, your guidance on how the evening should go. Okay. Take nine. Ecstasies probably just had some successive and expensive. Um, I actually have a ton of money right now. I have over $200, so all by mine and madness. And if he wants some too, you don’t have to buy mine. I can pay for it. No, you’re really special to me. I’ll buy you something. Okay. Camera’s gone. Uh, all right, let’s do the sailed fashion way. Let’s pick a seven door. Oh, I want to be happy, grumpy, sleepy, dopey. Sneezy, bashful or doc. I want to be talk a little bit of LSD. It is. Alright. I guess I’ll eat stamp. Ah, bless you. That you think I have water. It’d be black gel caps. Whoa. Too much information. Uh, all right. Just a [inaudible] until a, um, um, when rock that, wow. I know too much about drugs. Yeah. There we go. I’ll do some of that too. Fair. Okay. You can split it. All right. I’m going to give you a little bit of the concoction I was taking. Yeah. Kilo. Keep with a buddy. Check in if you need anything. If you start to freak out, you can ask any questions that you want. Unless you see me talking to somebody else, then don’t fucking bother. Cool. Fair, fair, harsh, but fair. Wow, this sounds crazy. This is great. Well, this is happening. Um, Amy was kind of looking at the crowd. Uh, do you interfere or do you just watch what happens? Amy? Okay, so you do. Okay. Oh, hi Sasha. Hey, welcome to the club. Thank you. It’s not your usual scene. No, see, branching out. Thanks. Yeah, I was invited by a friend. That’s nice. This you’re seeing normally. Wow. You know, I have to know what’s happening. All of the coolest things and cinder brush. It’s really dressed for the occasion because you like it. And do a little spin. That’s cute. Yeah. I couldn’t never wear anything like that. Oh, that’s nonsense. Look at you and I sort of run this, I see this happening to be in some things in tight. Oh fuck. Are you rolling? [inaudible] sure. Go for it. Cause that sounds like you’re doing a [inaudible] with your bonuses. Seven that is a success but complicated. Yeah. So you, you do this, um, and Amy kind of stiffens and yet also kind of gives into the bit. So, uh, as part of this, Mmm. They get him. No, actually [inaudible] strangely is kind of giving into your touch a bit and it’s like you can see a look of confusion and surprise in her face a bit. Hey, is this okay? Yeah, I just hide it. I didn’t, hi. I’m concerned with the consent. The complication is that you definitely see this from across the room. Yep. It’s okay. Like you’re new to this scene. Let me give you a little party favor to get you a little more comfortable. Yeah. What exactly little something and listen you out. It’ll be okay. I promise. She now glances over and sees Cameron and you guys make eye contact. Do you do anything? You just come? I just kind of wave a nod and she continues dancing a little bit. Sure. Put your hand on that slipper a tab. She takes it and then immediately be at lines over towards the camera. Hey. Yeah. Hey, you’re glad you came is really aggressive. Yeah, she is. It’s kinda hard to, uh, uh, not given to that the little bit sometimes. I feel so weird. Hi guys. Hello Amy. I don’t think we’ve met. We haven’t. Maybe it’ll stay that way. Like jelly fish away. The, Oh my God. In my mind I’m like, that was a success. Yeah. You usually fish away and then behind you kind of an a trail. You see Amanda, who is just rubbing your hair from behind. Oh, wow. I wouldn’t have Amanda Brandon in new kid. Okay. Yeah. Uh, yeah. I don’t know. I think they’re, they’re just, yeah, they’re just hanging out a lot, I guess. Yeah. I’m really glad you came. Thanks for inviting me. Um, you good? You need anything? Yeah, I’m good. Yeah. Uh, do you wanna want to dance for a bit since that’s what we came for. I’ll go over it. Sasha, was she doing social? Were you doing? Um, so right now I’m just watching Cameron see me locked track and realize from across the room. Uh, yeah, let’s go dance over here. I kind of tried to find a spot where we’re not as visible. Okay. Okay. I have a little wave and then you make a beeline over right. Jelly fishing. Me and Corey and Lexi follow me. Right. All right. Jamie maintains kind of watching you as you progress over to keep an eye on Cameron. Hey. Hey. Made it. Yeah, it’s awesome to see. Are you wearing an Ascot? Oh my gosh. You notice I did do like it. I love it. Yeah. It’s um, yeah, it is multiple gourds on it. Very festive. Thanks. Yeah, I mean, you know, Halloween and in November, just around the corner. So yeah, you look, uh, so hot. I feel like I’m melting. I’d be completely honest. Your hair is melting or Sqirl. Amanda is just like running your fingers to the back of your head. Oh, Miranda. Thank you. That is so, you know, what do you want to get us some water? If there is any water sounds. Why is it so thirsty? I feel like maybe I’ve never drank water in my life. I want to go. Do you know where water is? I think I’ve never talked to you back. Oh my God. I’m talking to Sasha Saki at night. Turn completely towards Amanda and I take her hand head in my hands and I was like, so sorry darling. We really should remedy that. It’s so good to finally talk to you. You look like you’re having the time of your life. Yeah. Go get us some waters sweetheart. Okay, let’s run near the back of the club. Okay. She wanders off. So, ah, yeah. Insert money. My finger. Like I like start toying with the Witten ring. It’s got its own ring. It holds it in place. Secret guide. Yeah. That’s very clever. Yeah. Can you tell about, it’s a napkin. Um, do you want me to tell it to napkin? I’d prefer you don’t then. No, it was never an app. This was made to be worn by human. So earlier I asked you what makes you happy and you really kind of hesitated there. I think what makes you happy, it’s people accepting you. You don’t know who you are yet, but you need somebody to figure out who you are for you. That really resonates. Actually I was reading on tumbler, there were a lot of different identities in there. A few that I’m toying with and it’s kind of all a cart these days, you know, it’s not so binary. No, it’s all [inaudible] sliding scale bread smells really good. It’s like minty and sweet. It’s like like a sugar mint. I take it you’re attempting to turn them on. Yeah, yeah, yeah. In fact, as this is happening, you are flanked by Corey and Corey and Lexi for also just kind of like running their fingers. Oh God. Um, six Mmm. You do have a sneering technically speaking, heavier, heavier weight. I get, I get plus mm. Plus seven. No, it’s seven. It’s seven cause I am plus two. You also have your discounts as, as your, as your posse too, right? Yeah. So that’s plus three. Three. Yeah, there’s an eight. So that is a success. So you get a seven, so you can choose. Do you want to string on AF or do you want to choose one of their reactions or they should you choose, you choose if you want to give you skip a string to Sasha or do you want to choose one of the reactions? I think I’d choose the fucking sex reaction myself to you. It’s so crazy to meet someone who likes fashion. Aaron. Um, you know, like trying to find a deeper knowledge of yourself. I’m pretty good at knowing people people want and I tilt ass chin, uh, put my mouth on there is yes. Which would ring, uh, about this moment. Yeah. Amanda comes back with two bottles of water. It’s like, I think I may need, I don’t even know anyone else’s in this warehouse. Jamie, what are you doing? I was trying to hunt down Tyler, but everything has apparently gone to fuck. Have I seen any of this happened? Um, you, you do find Tyler Tyler, while, while this is happening, you find Tyler and what, what’s your intended Tyler? Uh, airline. We were supposed to, I was supposed to do a cash drop-off. Oh, right, right. Yeah. So deal. Just fine unit. Uh, make me feel a hundred bucks from him in his connections here. Um, you turn around and find both you eyeball Cameron and Amy res dancing Vince one this end. And on this end you immediately see, uh, after new kid and Sasha in a dynamic battle round one half call. Uh, I’m gonna head over to camera. Okay. Hey, I hate to interrupt. Whatever. Fuck this. It’s fun. Do we need to deal with this? Well, what, and I point out the, uh, dynamic battle. Oh wow. Ah, deal with it. How? Okay. And I’m going to head over. Okay. What is going on over there? Maybe I should actually go check you. Okay. Yeah, I’m fine. Yeah, I there’s, I’ll find it in a little bit. Okay. Okay. I’ll be here. Alright. Follow Jamie. All right. I kinda just like, I just want to get a little closer to hear what’s going on. Okay. It’s hard to hear the music you have to get close to here. Okay. Okay. I’ll get close. Okay. So as you both kind of break away from what seems special from your perspective, a endless time of canoe kisses washed from your memory practically in one fell swoop. And as you cold pull away, the colors brighter. The senses heightened the grin on Sasha’s face, so she pulls away and then you just see Cameron and, uh, Jamie approach to the left. Great. That was a, yeah, it was really nice. Whoa. My napkins like soaking wet with sweat. That’s crazy. Here. Ascot, it was never an app. Right? You’re so funny. You’re seriously so funny. But behind Sasha, can I have a second with you? If you’re done with whatever the fuck this is great timing. Hey [inaudible], what is your horoscopes say that Geminis um, and I push AF into Corey and Lexi and they sort of, God, um, Jamie, what could you possibly have to ask me right at this moment? Can you call that off for a moment? This is about to get very ugly very quickly. I didn’t think you would move on. Whatever the fuck. This is quite this quickly. It’s a party. Everyone’s entitled to a little fun. What’s wrong? You’re trying to start shit tonight. I don’t start shit. Jamie, I N dad, I’m gonna need you to back off this one for right now. What investment do you have? And it’s personal and none of your fucking business. Everything is my business, Jamie. You know that I do. And unless you want that business everywhere, I’d recommend backing the fuck off or threatening. Okay. And what are you doing with that string that you’re pulling? Uh, shutting down. Oh, see, you’re tempting them. So we pull a string you contentment, tending to do what you want. Give them a condition or add a plus one year rolls. If I didn’t have to shut to help your shut down. Yeah, go for it. So go ahead and roll cold. Uh, for 10, 10. All right. So you get to choose one of the below. They can lose a string if they have no strings on you, which they do. Uh, they can gain and conditioner. You can take one forward. I’ll take one for now cause you’ll take one Ford plus one your next role. Yeah, I’ll take one forward. I’m not done with this one yet. Just give me a little time. We can share. I feel like I’m a sailor. What else did say anything for my pal? Jamie, does he turn around and Sasha immediately. There’s Amanda right there with a bottle of water. Oh, thank you darling. Can I touch your hair? Um, you washed your hands recently. Amanda fish. Go wash my hands. She’d probably go wash your shit. They used to wash your hair. So freebie. Hey. Hi. Sasha in the water to Jamie. What’s up? Okay. That you’re having fun with Amy. Yeah, she’s uh, she’s, she’s tutoring me. How? Studious the view. Yeah. Just trying to get my grades back up, you know? Um, let’s go talk somewhere. Yeah. Okay. Do you want to move somewhere somewhere in the warehouse or outside? Uh, outside is a little quieter. Okay. So you exit right for a bit. You look really nice. Thanks. I did it for you. You know I remember that you didn’t notice me when you guys liked this one. Remember what happened when you wore that dress? Pretty unforgettable, huh? Yeah. Cameron don’t you miss me? Ah yeah, of course I do. I’m just trying to figure some stuff out. I could do it together. Yo even making me feel kind of weird cause you’re telling everybody that you broke up with me. So what was that? Because I don’t care about the shit that you care about, about being the cool kid in school. It’s not being the cool kid in school, Cameron. It’s about power. It’s about the ability to escape. We are only as important as our roles here. Like any of this means anything. What means something to you then Cameron? I thought I knew was I wrong? No, you weren’t wrong. Then what’s so important if to figure out all out on your own. I can’t tell you. I can’t tell you. I’m just trying to fucking keep you safe. Fucking God dammit. What? Keep me safe. I don’t, you’re not going to understand. So, Oh fuck. I feel so fucking weird. I’m all like VA. It’s hard to have a try to have a conversation with you right now when everything’s like fucking moving. You still have that water man? No, no. I shoved it under Jamie. What’s happening to you? I don’t think Cameron and I run my hands up inside the jacket. Sasha, please don’t. Please don’t. I going to turn on camera and then, yeah, pull the string. Oh yeah. Three, two. Did that pick so you don’t get your gang bonus, right? Right. Yeah. Well, so 10, 10. All right. So you gain a string on them and you choose a reaction to this. I choose a reaction, correct. Oh, okay. Cause I was burned a string, so, okay. So because I am a teenage boy, um, I respond back, I slipped my hand underneath her, strict her skirt or dress just really slowly upper thigh and I keep going, um, and just start making out with her outside. Okay. Alright. Calling this, this, go on for, I don’t know, time in this. [inaudible] you’re aware enough to know that just around the corner. No, Cameron may not notice. Amy has come looking for Cameron and it’s an impulsive decision and so proud you can acknowledge or just keep it going. Um, that’s really hot and heavy. But at some point when I pull up for air, I look over and make eye contact with Amy. Have a good night. Oh fuck. Okay. Cameron, she leaves to her car. [inaudible] mean anything to you. You’re just trying to figure your shit out with her. But I get you. I’ve always gotten you. I know. That’s why this has been so hard. Listen, just trust me. I can’t [inaudible] do this right now. And I think a lot of shit happened this summer and I really care about you. And that’s why I’m, I don’t know how to make you understand this. Well, my parents have gotten worse. They cut me off. Kevin, what do you mean? I know, you know, can you not gonna let me in and I guess that’s it. I would’ve gone anywhere with you, Cameron. I just need a little time to figure this out. Figure your shit out. I don’t have that much time. Can you pull them in for long kiss? Push him away. Let me walk back inside. Okay, Kevin, I just kinda stay out there for a second. I fucking punched the wall and then I go back inside. In the meantime, you could never have imagined the skin soup you found yourself right now skins, you are being bookended. You’re witnessing this. You watches I’ve after some time and it’s, things have gotten blurry and fuzzy and the lights have gotten bright and your body is tingling and at points you, you just feel like this interconnectivity between the people dancing around you and then an individual holiday. It’s a really wild, uh, some points in almost too much, but just a very different experience. Um, and you don’t know how long it’s been. I don’t know how much time has gone by. [inaudible] I need you out of that. I need you out. It’s all Andrew. We’re all one frequency. Fuck sake. The butterfly and the president share a frequency. Okay. You’re, you’re just dragging me so down right now. Okay. Sorry. [inaudible] okay. You need to be fucking careful because I cannot handle this right now. What? Stay the fuck away from Sasha. What? No, she’s so beautiful and she liked my outfit. Take this for someone who’s been here for a very long time. There is some cam Sasha thing that you are not fucking prepared for and she is using you for this shit and you need to just put a fucking wall up. Put a fucking wall up. Okay. No, I, yeah, I trust this. I was just already started some shit that now I’m going to have to deal with. Okay. So, and it was cute at first, but this shit’s got to, I can’t have this right now. Yeah. What if we yeah, we would’ve, we just did that one more time. She’s just fucking using you. No, no, you’re right. I just want you want a bit more than that. You’re right. Thank you. Got that. You’ve got enough shit to like fucking worry about what Jimmy, I really appreciate this. Thank you for shooting me straight. Do you want to make out? I mean I’m high, but like are you rolling to turn on? Go for it. Look, Jamie, look, I like how straight you’re shooting me. Oh, that’s an 11. There’s something about the glistening sweats and these unexpected confidence and just the surrounding vibration of light that is a familiar space that really appreciates that. So you get a string on Jamie to put a blue up there. And how do you react? Uh, I’m, I’m going to kind of fight it at first and attempt to keep having a conversation through, through making out for like 10 seconds before I just fucking give up to him. Just, Nope, no, yeah, yeah. Just, you’re the butterfly president. As you join the party, time stretches the tension there. You jump in with the rest of your crew. You push off a few harassers and hold your space dominantly you will amend the events of the evening and the fact that you can’t leave because your ride is currently making out with the drug dealer. Um, but it takes a while before you kind of have a moment of clarity and realize you haven’t seen Amanda in a while. Oh yeah. Um, has it mentioned? Uh, I guess I go look for a man. Okay. Okay. Looks at the crowd. You have to focus a bit and kind of steady yourself moment to moment. But you look around and after about, I don’t know, 10 minutes, three hours. Who knows how long man is not in the room anywhere? No. Oh no, no, no. Are there any horse stables around here? Do I know? No, actually none. It is if it is an abandoned oil refinery, I go outside to look for it. Okay. You push outside and you guys notice a half. Just cause I hadn’t goes up to the front door. You’re still in the midst of your dancing. I’m recovering. Recovering. Fuck. That did not go the way I was expecting that to go over touching you real quick. Okay. Wow. So that happened. I don’t, I don’t know what the fuck is happening to me tonight. It’s fine. You’re high. Um, fuck. Where did it go? Fuck shit there. All right. Okay. Oh, okay. No, you want me to go for me? Pretty people don’t get to fuck a fuck around like that. That’s not funny. So funny people get to do is fuck around with rice. Let’s go find our people. Good things happening. I’m gonna keep an eye on this. Okay. You watch this? They both exit after their conversation. They might actually get along. Do you join them or just trail behind? Okay. In this time you F you’ve stepped outside and looked around a bit. There’s no sign in the immediate vicinity of Amanda. People are smoking. There’s one person that’s I having a rough night and it’s kind of just rocking back and forth. Your friend is going to run their back, but somebody else who’s like mostly passed out against the outside of the warehouse, a few of the cars are kind of starting to get up and leave. You have no idea what time it is. Um, I talked to one of these people and I’m like, Hey, have you seen, I’m like, Oh, worse girl or would like to, it’s kind of hitting pen. Yeah, long brain. She was fucked up. Yeah, he’s right. Aren’t we all? Where is she? Yeah, I know there was this a, as she went off with this person like that way, like, I don’t know, half an hour ago. Jeez. Okay. Take out my phone and I tried to call her. Okay. Hi, this is Amanda candidate, my phone right now. Please leave a message. Bye. I call it again just in case it’s on do not disturb and I can push through same message. I think we’d probably come outside at this point. You guys. Yeah. So Amanda’s gone, I guess she left with someone like a half hour ago. Yeah. Further into the refinery. Like all the cars are parked out in the [inaudible]. Oh good, good. So she’s still here but she left. She’s somewhere outside. We should probably go find [inaudible]. I was thinking that too. All right. That’s your first. Let’s fucking go find just the three is fresher anyway. The catches that come up smarter. I look very concerned. Yeah. My good friend is Ganda. Yeah, horse girl. Horse girl. Um, okay. Uh, I, you know, in my phone I, I text out to the group, uh, needle location on Amanda. Thank you so much for giving me bell bell men, horse [inaudible] equals horse girl. [inaudible] horse. We won’t tell her about any of this. We’ll tell her that we all knew her name. What’s her last name? Beltman. Beltman. Yeah. Is that the first time you’re hearing that? Yeah, I always thought it was Smith. No, no. That’s way so different. Okay, nevermind, let’s go connected. That’s really cool that you’re able to ask about that. No. So how do you guys go about the search? Are you going as a group? Are you splitting up too, like strength in numbers personally? Let’s do it. Let’s go as a four. Yeah. Okay. So we just go out into the mine. Uh, well this area there, there are a number of other buildings that appear to be, there are some Derek’s off beyond the location, but there are some large tower like almost silo cylinders with doors. There are sheds and there’s warehouse pieces that are like kinda like smaller versions of the major warehouse for the actual Reva’s taking place. Um, are we near the port here? The car? Oh no, you guys are going, you guys are way out of town. Okay. Okay. Yeah, you’re about 2025, nine. Okay. Let’s just go building the building. See if there’s some fresh footprints. I start calling man. Okay. No responses. You go from one place, although the doors appear to be locked in different buildings, she couldn’t have gone too far. No. How long has it been since you guys noticed she was found someone outside so that she’s been, she lived a half hour ago. Fuck. Okay. Did she drive away? She sounded like she left with someone and they went over this, this way. There’s quite a bit of buildings at this place, so it’s going to take you a while to move through the full place. But you moved, you moved from one small warehouse to the next kind of cylindrical building. The doors locked. The next one you go into, it is unlocked and you open it up and it’s inside no light. It is pitch black on the inside and there are stairs that lead up. Um, because you’re all kind of fucked up. You’re having a hard time focusing on any sort of fresh track. Sure. I’m doing okay. Actually. You’re doing okay. Can we go get like a search party together or something or a, or something you can do about this? Not at the moment. Don’t have what I need for that. You keep looking. Yeah. Yeah. I can start running up ahead sort of in the vicinity to not check the same door. We’re all going. Yeah, we can stay. Stay nice shot, but okay. Okay. Because you guys are covered. Okay. All right. So you, you break up a little, you’re still saying in a similar space, you know, where you kind of, within earshot at least, but you’re checking out different elements. There. Is Jason at this party, a Jason Buckner? You did not see Jason, you did pass by you did, you saw Tyler? Uh, Amy briefly though. She appears to have left. Um, my bad. You think at one point you caught sight of Terrence Michael’s the uh, the dome woke jog. Oh yeah. Nice. And other than that, the crowd’s been kind of chaotic. Those are all like kind of the people you saw in passing, but that’s it. Okay. I would like to gaze into the abyss and try to find answers on maybe where she is. Okay. It is a nearly full moon and you kind of just take a moment to let that instinct take over and your senses begin to grow. Go ahead and roll. Dark dark is not good. That’s really bad Wolf up to, to your senses as you can. If the air are so radically altered by what substances wash through your system at the moment, um, that you pick up the scent of everything within like a mile vicinity. It is a, it is overwhelming and unfortunately in instance, not very helpful. Um, did you get an experience point for that? Um, okay. If I can sort of get into an area that’s kind of away from everybody, like maybe around the corner, one of the buildings. Okay. Um, I would like to gaze into the abyss as well, but just sort of whisper to [inaudible]. Okay. Go ahead and roll dark for me. Oh eight. Okay. Age. And what are you asking? Um, Hey, so I don’t want to fucking ask you for help. Yes. Well we’re missing one of our friends. So if you could stay in the right direction, that would be really helpful. [inaudible] thank you. The shadow is take your eyes and sight and you reach out. Put your hands on the wall to stop yourself from what feels like falling into oblivion. And you see flashes, darkness, darkness again. Movement, candles, candles, candles, hands, pushing, black cloth, a blade and your back. Envision. Well the farmer and right as your eyes open there, you see Sasha standing there looking at you watched as he stood there and you went to go check on him. And this like greenish smoke was just pouring out of his eyes for a few seconds and you were about to scream until it finished. Hey, how long were you sitting there? Are you okay? What’s going on? Camera? Anything happen to you? Are you okay? Well, what is happening to you? I don’t know. I don’t know. I don’t know. I just, I asked for help. And do you guys hear the raise voices and, yeah. Did you find her what’s up? No, I just, I S I had visions of maybe I asked where she was and, and, and, and I saw visions of, of candles and darkness and a blade and, and, and wait, where are the candles? Where did that look familiar to me at all? No, what? I promise I’ll talk to you about this. I just, you didn’t feel something in here. She’s not far. I feel like we should keep searching. Let’s do it. Okay. I fucking rage out. I’m getting, I can, I, um, I like start to like werewolf out but not attack anyone here. Just like start attacking the ground. I can say you can begin to give it a little bit to your loofah on yourself to just kind of like, you watch as, as AF kind of just angrily starts like slamming the ground, like, and in a way that’s unexpected, like, like a tantrum, but also weirdly brutal. And with each impact into the dirt and dust. You can S you swear for a second, like the LHINs tend to elongate a bit. Um, you don’t see [inaudible] too much of anything beyond that until you can find that intensity and then rush off and for a quick second, you swear you see like a shine an apse eyes. Let’s go and I bolt off alone. Well that was unexpected. Maybe they will have a little bit more. Okay, well all got some secrets. Let’s go. I reached out and I just put my hand on her shoulder and I just keep walking forward. Okay. You guys heard Oh, full speed. Full speed. All right. You cannot catch up to a F. uh, they have a very Quicken the gate and then uniquely as they’re running and sprinting, they begin to fall into an all four animalistic run. And just a little bit of Moonlight that’s pushing through the open space in this refinery. It’s a surreal visual, but not as important as finding where Amanda is. You rush around the corner heading to this one area where you can see all these hallways and you see a faint yellow glow, a little crack of light between doors. I go, I go straight there in rush in. As you go inside immediately you can see the room itself is filled with dozens and dozens of lit candles, wax melting freshly. You couldn’t have glanced around and across the room in the center there is a table set with four figures standing black robes and these odd golden masks. Whoops. Just like a projector, just like, is it not working right now? Of course I thought it, but easily enough. That’s all right. That is exactly like super, super accurate. Just watch a movie today then. Yeah, I’ll never make it in national geographic. These are the masks you see being worn by them. No, as they all stand around silently, quietly muttering beneath their breaths in unison. As soon as the door you push open slams into, they all at once look up right towards you. You can see one of them is clutching like a big silver ring on a finger holding this long hooked and ballet. That’s self. It’s dripping with Crimson and on the table you see sprawled out between them recognizing the jeans and Brown boots. Amanda, I talk the one that has the, the weapon, the weapon. Okay. Suddenly lunch, Ford across the room. Groundling giving into that. Do you? Uh, you’re not fully into, but you’re just lashing out. You rush in and go for the one clutching the blade. Go ahead and you shouldn’t want to lash out physically and make a rule. That’s awful one fuck you get an experience point for a four, you dart forward and the one that’s holding the dagger actually lifts it upward in your direction. And in that instance, your animalistic survival instinct kicks in and instead you roll out of the way slamming into the table, causing it to crack the legs fall the body, hitting the ground, softening your blows. You roll out and land on the dust next to them, at which point all of them spin around. Another one kind of looks at the others and makes a loud whistling sound and they go and grab the body. Is it, is she alive? You don’t know. Okay. I’m the one that has the dagger is going to attempt to strike out at you with the blade. Now that you are kind of off balance, um, I start running forward. Yeah. Okay. Okay. Uh, do you wish to attempt to, let’s say here, I’ll say for this, go ahead and roll another follow up. We’ll check to see if you can manage to not rolling. Well, that’s only a five. Five. My experience, the blade digs into your torso and the pain breaks through the sense of fear and the altered substances that are kind of been battling for control over your experience. Uh, you take to harm. Oh, um, [inaudible] ah, you guys are hearing something but you could not possibly keep up with this. Um, so you’re just now kind of trying to chase as fast as you can. Um, the figure that whistled and Sunday those two to go raises hand towards you. Mmm. Do you want to try and keep your cool? Yeah, I will try to keep my ankle. Okay. Um, go ahead and roll Cole. Come on. Hey, there we go. Oh no, but I have minus one. So it’s a seven, but it’s a seven success. Okay. So you managed to maintain your composure here. Mmm. You gather at this moment that would ever it is, that’s looking at you still feels constantly in control of the situation and is in the process of doing something you don’t understand. If you were to continue this aggressive action against this entity, you have no idea how this would go. Um, I tack once more. Okay. I tagged one smart, go for making it. We did it. We hit, um, that is a even a 10 even. Okay. So you go ahead and do two harm or two. Well, one harm unless you have a string on them or you benefits. But I do take a string on them by harming them. Okay. Primal dominance. So, so you strike through on that one, lash on physically and uh, you choose one of the two. Do you want to learn something? So you chose the string on them so you Oh right. Cause I can choose, um, you know what, I will actually choose learn something about this true nature instead of taking a string. Actually this would be, they choke up a material before coming back to that. That’s something they would learn on you if they get rolled lower. So, so on this, you take the string, got it. And they withdraw. You find out they weren’t in the momentary fucked up nest. You thought they were like casting a spell or something. They were pulling a gun, just pulling a straight gun. Um, but they balk at it. And this lashing out that you give and the nature of your physicality itself shifting into something on human, um, and they just turn and run with the rest of them. Um, dammit. Okay. I run to get my friends cause this is crazy. I’m going to die. Okay, so you’re not getting chased them. Me going for your friends. Oh God dammit. Oh, can I, can I do, can I try to have my cake and eat it too? Can I run to see if they’re getting in a car or where they’re going next before running to go find my there running the opposite direction down the hall where you’re in and where your friends are coming. So you have to pick one or the other. I follow them. Okay. Okay. Yeah. Okay. Um, you hear all these sounds happening in the distance you’re catching up and then the sounds continue to get more and more distant in this weirdly like guttural growl and it’s echoing as you enter this hallway and you see the open door of the light and you see a shadow rush out and continue down the hall. You have no idea. No idea what it is. Oh, can we say the body? No, you don’t see anything. It is, it is jet black shadow in this room except for the light coming from that one open door in this hallway and you just see the shape of something almost beast like leaped out of that chamber and then head down the length of the hallway go. Okay. You guys run and run into shadow hearing footsteps in grouse. You catch up to the back of one of them who is currently holding what looks like the legs of Amanda as they get to a door that exits the opposite side of this hallway to the outside of nights. What do you do? Okay. Is that the person that I’ve already heard? No. Is that person also within reach? They would be within reach would be right there. I’m going to attack them cause I get a one edit to those roles and then I’m also going to burn my string so I have a four. Add it to whatever the school is. You got it. Hey that’s a 14 total [inaudible] this motherfucker. All right. So this is not the one that you heard previously? No. No. I was going for the one I heard previously where you’re were going for that one. I added the string and everything. They weren’t in reach at this moment. Oh nevermind. Okay. Yeah, I go right in front of me. Cool. I keep the string and that was only a 12. Yeah. No world. Only a 12. Um, you lash out and do another harm to this individual. You this time your hand, uh, as you reach as opposed to a punch or a slap. It is a Claude motion and you arc down tearing through the black cloth of this robe and the individual. They’re big and they scream out in pain and continue forward pushing through, slamming the door behind them as they exit the hallway in your face. I get a string on them too, probably if I cause damage. Yeah, you do. All right, so I’m in a closed door, but I hear footsteps behind me. Yes, I turn to you guys. You guys can’t see anything. It was pitch black and sister Amanda, who’s, I don’t know, they’re masked cell phones. They were killing her cell phone. Flashlight. You can see now after standing there breathing heavy, strangely taller. Whoa. We have to help her. Can, is the door open? Is it locked? A you go ahead and go for the door. It’s the handle turns, but it’s like, Hmm. It’s wedged and rested a bit. Well, it’s all hit this door together. Three, two, one. You all slam into the door and slams into the back part of it. The metal creaking as it impacts hitting this reverberating echo of metal throughout the interior and the space. As you guys emerge out into the night, Moonlight, you glance over and can see a car [inaudible] my phone and I take video. Okay. Cause you recorded as it vanishes into the desert night. Fuck was fall. Yeah. Um, Whoa. So you were talking earlier about how you didn’t have what you needed for something. What do you need? I would need something of something I can’t get. What is it? We need something of hers. I would need time. I would need things we just don’t have, well I have some thing like I would probably have like cloth or skin from whoever I just scratched. Right. Like under my nails. Technically you would have probably skin and blood beneath your nails. Something of some of try something. I don’t know if this is going to work. What are you trying, what are you thinking? Would this be counted as a token? It’s not really a token really a token now unfortunately, unless they, unless they left, I exposed some rummaging through the room to see if there’s anything of theirs that they left behind. Okay. Okay. A thing personal. The dagger was abandoned in the fight. This’ll do really, I’m going to start setting up a ritual real quick. Okay. That’s a token. A separate wall. I’m going to, uh, hex, the owner of this dagger. Okay. What kind of pets do you on a, what’s the technical term for hallucinating insects? Crawling all over you, crawling inside of you and able to scratch them off. Weirdly, don’t have that information. There’s a technical term for it, but any luck there? The driver. Oh yes. So that’s a dark row. [inaudible] dark rolling with a plus one plus one for the, for the token barber call or the tokens. What allows me to do it from a distance? Correct. Um, I have a plus one for my previous role though. Oh yeah. Nice to it. Go ahead and roll nine. Yes, nine. Yeah. If that’s works, I have a plus one or have I plus two for which one would be, I only have the plus one for the, from the previous ride. This token doesn’t give me a plus one does it? It does not. The token can be used as the token allows you to use it and I think it can be submitted and tokens can be used. Nice. They count as strings. Yeah. So it’s just my ability to hit that person. Right. You could have, if you want to expand that string and use up the token before the roll, but we’ve already in the future. You can bet. Okay. So you, so you sense the hex, uh, does take effect into the individual who previously held this dagger. Um, what do you choose to the list of drawbacks? Um, how I’ll take that. I’ll take the harm. Fuck it. Okay. You guys watch as Jamie finishes muttering anyth breath clutching this dagger and eventually the dagger itself seems to rust over in a matter of seconds. And with that, Jamie, you’re clutching it. You open your eyes and it’s heating up and heating up and heating up and you can’t let go and it’s burning into your flesh and you begin to greet and scream out and eventually drop it on the ground and your hands are burned. No, Jamie, be fine. We’ll be fine. What happened? What’d you do? Fucked with them. Should we get the car and trickle fall? Yeah, I think so. Yeah. Right now or any of us. Okay. To drive? Yeah, I’ll drive. Can you drive fucking stick drive sick? What? Yeah. Okay, great. I can I sit in the back and try to heal myself a little bit? Yeah. You guys noticed by the way, that APHA as sort of have your, this conversation kind of reverts a little bit back to the after you remember and you’re like, man, these whatever I took for most of you, you’re the one who’s really kind of freaking out about this. You’re like, this is really not in my head. You’re like, this is different, and then you notice the blood that is pouring out of app’s abdomen. I’ll be okay. But if you can drive, I just need to heal a little bit. Um, I grabbed the Ascot and I wrap round their torso. Okay, well this will take a little bit. So, which vehicle you’re taking your truck or Jesse’s car, which by the way, your posse now catches up to you and it’s like, what’s going on? Okay. Hi. Cultists maybe took Amanda and we kind of go get her Amanda’s horse girl. They all kind of look at each other and they look at what did you take? Nothing. You know, I never roll at parties and they all get really serious suddenly. Okay. Uh, Corey and Corey is like in the process of texting and permitting, you’re pissed off. She’s like, yeah, nobody’s seen her. Like nobody that was here. Okay. Find out about, I guess cultists with or exotic as best I can. And then I text them the video of the car. Nice. Yeah, she goes on about, okay. Um, you guys get in your truck? Oh no, we can take care of Carson’s. Well, it’s Jamie’s car. [inaudible] we can, let’s take your car and then follow us. Okay. Okay. You guys jump into your vehicles and uh, you can see like the party’s died off and those people started to leave. Some folks are just, it’s closing down or there’s worried maybe if word got around that it was happening and they gotta close out before it gets busted. You jump in the truck and begin to peel out in the direction and be driving. [inaudible] who knows how to drive. I have to focus on trying to heal a little bit. If that’s level I can drive and then you can help. Okay, I’ll try it. Okay. So you can attend your wounds. Okay. Um, you can heal one harm if someone helps me. I can’t. Okay, great. Cause then I could, she can help delicately. Yeah. Okay. And intimately perhaps the erotic subtext to heal an additional harm, but that’s okay. I haven’t heard, I’m trying to stay still. Okay. I want it to be like dull. Thudding pain. Not like sharp. Okay, great. Ah, bending rear view mirror that’s on the road. That’s on the road. That’s okay. You have any, okay. That was really brave of you. Thank you. Yeah, we almost got her. Fuck. That’s okay. We’ll get an excellent, can I explain to them what was happening just in case they might have any ideas? Uh, there was a finger with the ring. There was a SIFE there, a blood. I don’t know if she was alive yet. They just took her body. They clearly need it. If she was still, it’s just hair was in her, in her face. I couldn’t really tell one of them pulled a gun on me. What? Fuck. [inaudible]. So this is like, we don’t have any, we don’t have it. I was supposed to go up against someone with a gun. I don’t know. They probably don’t know we’re coming. Nobody would be that stupid. True. Do you see any tracks? Anything we can try to follow? Unfortunately at this time of night driving quickly in a truck, you, you spend about an hour or so before you finally come to the realization that you have no idea how to track with this car. Wind, the desert brush, the heavy Dustin patches of cracked land don’t really carry the signs of heckler travel as well as you had hoped. Especially with such low light wasn’t, it wasn’t lucky enough that the car went off the road or anything like that. No, that’s worth a try. Thanks for trying. Try and bandage up my hands. Should I go to the police? Go talk to your mom. Oh fuck. I mean I’m sober enough to talk to people. I believe that. I feel like we could all get to a place where we’re like kind of normal. Okay. Even though we’re not, but you know my dad has a gun though. He pretends he doesn’t have. Do you want to, do you want to talk to my mom? She likes you. Yeah. Let’s talk to your mom. Okay. Fuck your mom’s a cop. No, not she. She works at the police station. That’s crazy. Yeah. The first time you check the old clock on the dash of the truck, it is three 30 in the morning. What? No, I just, I forgot I had a curfew and my dad said I need to be home by one. It’s okay. This is more important I hear to be okay. That’s fine. You didn’t it an order for a bunch of number one dad mugs to thank my dad and you can have one for your dad if you want to make it up to him. Status a number one dad. Oh, I think you can say that for somebody else. Okay. Yeah, I’ll just give them all to my dad. Thanks though. No, bro. I don’t know if you end up crashing at the place. Maybe we just should fuck. What’s the plan? Go to the station. Anguish. Go tell your mom. All right, fuck your mom, me know has the afternoon reception shift, so she’s probably sleeping right now. Oh shit. That’s true. Yes. She would just go, actually she’s not there. Yeah. Then we just go here place. I mean I don’t, we can just go to the hideout and figure shit out. I mean, shouldn’t we try to tell the cops you did something before where you were able to kind of know that there were candles, right. That’s the only way I was able to find her. Can you do that again? I can try. I can try. Yeah, it’s okay. I just, are you praying to like Jesus? Not quite, but I think it’s the same idea. Okay. I don’t think Jesus answers by smoke. Green smoke coming out of your eyes and provisions. Um, yeah, a pullover. Just don’t be scared. Okay. Okay. I’m try to get him to the bus again. Talk to I [inaudible] again. Okay. What do you want? We’re still looking for her. We’re trying to figure out where those people went. If you could help maybe be a little bit more specific, that would be awesome. 10 10. Okay. You take one forward towards the dressing room. So any role that pertains to this in the future, you get a plus one in that role plus one. Yeah. Let just Mark that. Um, what, what did you say to Mark off right before he said that? Oh, just, just, just note that you have a plus one in the next role that pertains to these visions. Got it. Got it. Got it. Got it. Got it. Whatever is seeing them. You see shadow has your eyes darken over. Once more, you will begin to see the same visual, odd, frightening, visual. Um, darkness, flashes of movement and pain and then light evening light, Moonlight. That’s bright compared to the shadow figures coming and lifting something out of a trunk. Can I see any, anything specific in the surroundings division? Show you broken rock. Okay. I think I know where she is. That was fucking crazy. I mean, I’m not saying what I do isn’t fucking crazy but was fucking crazy. Well I guess it seems like we’re all a little fucking crazy. Yeah, I was gonna say just fucking crazy. You’re perfect. But um, I S I start driving to [inaudible] the binds to the query Islamic Corey. Okay. You all continue to peel off. Uh, Jesse’s been following a bit from behind. That’s bit confused. You make your way back to cinder brush shows and you can see the blue on the horizon and it’s beginning to rise as daylight is maybe about an hour or so off you come to the exterior of the Solomon quarry, the familiar standing elements of chain link broken in. Ben folded in places where the front gate is locked. You know the ways in both of you know very, very well. You glance around in here easier to trace in places, vehicular movement as there’s not many vehicles that move around the exterior of the quarry, both for safety reasons and mostly equipment is heavier with bigger tires. You do eventually find the tracks of a car that stopped abruptly with the skid and the dirt and as you step out you can see where it stopped and then drove off and the trail goes cold on where the car is, but there is no part there. You are standing at the lip of the further back quarry pit where you keep your hide out and it’s the little bit of blue light begins to crest over in their eyes and you glance down to see what looks to be the unmoving body from that jumped down there. Yeah. Shit absolutely jumped down there. Check pulse, check eyes. Amanda, she’s gone stab starboard in the torso. Is there anything missing from her body currently? No. Can I, can I try to use a bargain for her? What are you attempting? Bargain wise battle. I have a numbing it out, which you can give the dark power a string in order to remove a condition or up to to harm. And unfortunately this is beyond harm. This is beyond heals. Just straight up says she is dead. You also hear the front gate beginning to open at the front of the compounds. People are starting to show up for the first shift at the quarry. Dude, can we take her body with us so it’s not just there. We are out of here, right? The fuck now we are out of here, right? The fuck now we can’t, I can’t get, we cannot, we cannot get caught like this. There are people now come into the query. They’re there now there’s, you know, the security of certainty, the perimeter in the early morning to check I’m already, should we go to your car? Yeah. I kind of sit her up. Right. And like, okay, say goodbye. We go hide out or should we go to the car? No, we are not going to the hideout. There are people here. We have to get the fuck out of here. It’s entirely okay. Okay. You jumped into the trunk? Yeah. And do you leave the sunrises? The normal cool morning. You’re in senior Bush Hills. Where do you go? [inaudible] diners are a diner then we can go to, there is a diner diner going to head to the Haven Steiner, which is more of the family meal place, but it’s open 24 seven coffee, coffee, regroup. You go coffee Zoe. Angry. Okay. Okay. What’s the plan? We have to tell somebody we go to school. I dunno. The only nice person to be at school is dead. Oh fuck. [inaudible] you have to tell some start hearing police sirens in the distance and two cop cars rush past the diner in the direction of the query. Can I ask an awful lot of questions? Questions that we can’t answer? I guess we have to go to school. Yeah, we should have known this. We’ve seen enough fucking television and listen to enough podcasts to know that you should immediately go to the fucking police. I’d be stupid. It wouldn’t have done anything. Barely any time. Dad is literally going to kill me cause I, my dad’s probably literally going to kill me. Okay. Okay. It’s okay. It’s okay. We go to school, we go to school, we go to school, act like nothing is wrong. We don’t tell anybody about this. [inaudible] and we try to move on with our lives. Everything is fine. You’re so good at that. I can’t, I don’t have any compartments to compartmentalize into, so I’m, I’m gonna have a rough day at school. Uh, we’re going to figure this shit out. We’re gonna figure it out and everyone’s just like, keep your ears open at school. I guess. Can I go right? I guess I’ll wait till we go to school. I’m not going home. I don’t want to have my parents. Okay. Ditto. Exhausted. You all eventually make your way back to cinder rush high. The familiar homeroom bell carries with it. Hey, ringing dread. We can’t walk in together. Yeah, I’ve gone home and changed. Okay. You said I look like amazing and like you rested. You know how you know how to sneak in and out of your house pretty well. You all make your way back to class and tense and quiet in some ways. I’m characteristically. So you try and head into the new day to think amongst yourselves and wait for a moment to regather your thoughts. About an hour into your homeroom class, you begin to hear commotion in the hall. Suddenly news alerts start hitting your cell phones. A body that was found this morning in the Solomon court. It’s in your brush shells. Does it say a name? Doesn’t say a name? Trump today. Eventually officer, uh, so sheriff Michael Dobbs the police station and the steps into the classroom, it looks about all the students in the room. Just morning. We, um, there’s been a tragedy here in scenarios. We’re just asking if anybody, anybody has seen anything strange at all in the city around the salt and the cord. We’ll be, uh, even contacts the front of the school. The time being, do we figure things out? We’re setting a [inaudible] citywide curfew, nine o’clock. I think. Well, we’re flanking this like, sad, empty desk. Um, I don’t know why we have to, do we have to get our stories straight? Yeah, true. Mmm. Can I or we’re still in class, right? Correct. Okay. I just stay in class, but at some point I want to go to like the computer lab or something. Okay. Yeah, I can probably arrange that. The reasons that recess, but it might be a little short at lunchtime. Cool. You could do that. Um, Jamie in class notice about 20 minutes in that Terrence is fidgeting a bunch and scratching his face and having a rough time before we eventually raised his hand and goes, mr [inaudible], I need to be excused. I’m feeling sick. A really just distraught, the emotional state. Um, can I go to the nurse office? [inaudible] uh, yeah. Terrorists. You go ahead please. Uh, it gets up and leaves. [inaudible] will students be like, can we leave too for the distress? And I like, no, we can’t all leave. We don’t have all the information. Just hold off. Maybe one at a time. Lunch. You mentioned the roles around class finishes. You guys can reconvene the second the bell rings, I’m going to go, we need to find Terrence right now. Really right. The fuck now, right the fuck. Okay. We go to the nurse, I guess we passed by the nurses office to see if he’s in there. Okay. Uh, you hit the nurse nurses office, nothing. Check them, check the bathrooms and the boys are up. Okay. You headed to the boys’ room and the first thing you hear is like, yeah. And then quiet. I look under, see, we’re still occupied. You glance under just to see one foot kind of lift up and it’s taken Terrence. Yeah. Yeah. Okay. Yeah. Just, you know, a really distraught kind of, you know, kind of triggered by the whole thing today. She need some time to myself [inaudible] kind of go pick out and open the door to them and then just say, okay, I’m willing to lock the door with something. It’s one of those like swinging doors. Yeah. I’m sure there’s something that we can quickly rig to keep the door from opening dirt. Well, there is a latch on it. We’re locking it. Okay. It with my scent of blood, I get a plus one to all rules against those that I’ve harmed. Would I be able to sense that in this? You certainly smell familiar blood in the air at this room. [inaudible] Hey Terrence, come out here. Whoa. How many people already are asked to check this? This will not. I mean, I mean it can be gender neutral, move or bathroom. Sure. You’re just come on and talk to us. We just have some questions. All right, hold on a second. Toilet flushes. What can I do for you? He seemed like sweating. You okay man. Yeah, just feeling rough. I gotta gotta go and [inaudible]. We’re going to have a little chat. No. Why? Where? Which Terrence? I’m a little buggy. We’re going to have a chat about everything and I’m going to cast a, I’m going to cast another, another hex. Okay. Which one do you guys think? I’m casting ring of lies. Okay. Go ahead and roll your, uh, all your dark. Come on. Seven. Yes. Seven. Okay, so it works. We get to choose what are the side effects? I’m taking my darkest self. All right. My doctor self is interesting. So Terrence, as you’re saying this, Terrence goes, I don’t know. I can’t play with you guys. We’re having a rough day. And he pushes you back and you don’t move. It’s just like a solid was put the foot and you watch as a Jimmy’s eyes kind of blacken over and every word and whisper of this unfamiliar tongue that escapes their mouth. You hear it echo and reverberate around it as it does. At which point Terrance was. What the fuck is that? It’s okay. Don’t worry. I see. Where were you last night? Where were you last night? I was out. Who was there? You were some fucking black magic demon shit. Where were you last night? Tell him stay soon. And then what? [inaudible] and he reaches back and is pulling something from the back of his pants. I go and I keep his hand down. Okay. Uh, what do you do to try and you’re just reaching out? Mmm, I feel like he’s reaching back for a gun. So just instinctually, I’m just trying to reach out. Possibly physically. Oh, you were actually attacking. Okay. Like if you’re just reaching the stop his arm, you can try and do so, um, okay. I don’t think I’m taking any chances on this person. I’m lashing out physically and I think I get a plus one to this. Yeah. Yes. So all right, go get it. A, that’s an eight plus one plus two. That’s an 11. 11. Alright. And you have a string if you want to spend it on this. Oh, you know what, actually it’s probably just a 10 because it’s, if I harmed them in this scene, but still you, um, okay. They immediately as you reach out and jam your hand, Claus forward into the chest and kind of lift him up against the back of the bathroom stall wall. Okay. Who just been hanging out a bunch and she, she uh, she, she made a lot of promises and we just talked about this shape. Let’s see, kind of glance over and tries to speak and the magic that you had wheeled kind of like holds the mouth open for a second. I mean like, you can lie, it’s just going to hurt. Begins to like to really emphasize the heavy pain there. Suzy, Susan made some friends out in the city and was a can this book, that kid just really turned ya chase tides of luck for us, you know, and find somebody nobody would miss. That makes me so angry that I twist my clothes. She’s missed. I’m going to quietly reach into my back pocket and just start hitting record on my phone. I’ve, I’ve taken the gun too, I think, and I just throw it in the trash. Okay. Hey, it was the door closed. I gotta take a pass and a minute. You’re storming away. What did you do when I was told no, I’ve, I’ve, I’ve seen a couple of the things. I didn’t believe her at first. You know, we were just kind of fooling around and having fun. No, over my two gun, like this awesome shit. And it was and and, and shoot. Very persuasive. Where is she? Where is she? No, she’s a, she’s staying at the st Pat’s church. Who else is involved? Some friends of hers. Damien, Jenna. It’s just us. It’s just us proud directly. There’s nobody else that we know here from school. No, that I know released dance. You’re not going to tell anybody about what you told us and you’re not going to tell any of your friends that we know about this, right. Because if you do, I’ll kill you. Never tell anybody. You’re not gonna tell anybody either. Right? He’s not lying. It’s true. Look, your secret’s safe with us, Terrance. Yeah, we go really hurts. He goes ahead and like takes his, because he’s bleeding now in the chest and he takes some paper towels at the dispenser and stuffs them inside for a second and buttons together is a varsity jacket. He’ll just go, no, fuck you. I up at uh, four or five, six, seven. But it automatically has unexpected results and as much stronger than I intended to be no matter what. Cause I’m apparently my darkness form. Okay. This is on the illusions, right? Yeah. I’m adding just, I’m just going to up them. Okay. He unlocks the door and pushes out in the hallway and everyone, the students aren’t looking at him screaming. People who were waiting in line to get in a bunch of other leg students were kind of holding their piss like back into the ways he’s just pushing kids over in the hall and goes charging through the hallway and people are only kind of following and that moment of distraction. Nobody’s paying attention to the bathroom. We get outta here. You guys dart out in that point. Um, as you head out, you can see now there are news vans starting to line up on the outside of the campus. A lot of tensions now making its way to send her brush out high, right? No. So we leave separately and we meet somewhere. Deal with this. Is this our problem? Yes. Faster. We deal with this. The faster. It’s not our problem. I can’t get caught doing anything that is going to jeopardize my future. The only way you’re not going to get caught is if it’s taken care of. Be a fucking human for five fucking minutes. Well, why don’t you be a human? Why don’t any of us be human? Fuck off. Okay, let me back later. Yeah, I guess play since you have the car, unless you have the car, you find out if I can go home, I don’t know where I’m going to go. I’ll probably just drive around for a little bit. Can we find out if we can get into our place? Yeah. Try. They haven’t found it by now. They’re not going to, I don’t think. If you can find out if they’ve discovered something, why were they going there? I don’t know. I mean I have some ideas, but yeah. Okay. What are we doing? What are we doing going to find, we’re going to go home and then meet back up or do we just go there? Let’s just get seen so that everything’s just normal as it can be. Yeah. Is word out that it’s her like in the news a not yet. Okay. Should I, okay. There are rumors spreading quickly. It’s been long enough. I think I’m going to try and dispel the hex as if they will dispel. They might not. You believe you might have, Oh, we’ll see. Might be enough for just to make people less suspicious. Hmm. Okay. So I don’t really know any of you that well, so I guess I leave on my own. I get up. I can’t take you to my house. That’s okay. Um, Sasha. Yeah. Actually, do you want to come with me to my house? Yeah, that’s my mama. Okay. Uh, by the end of the school day. Yes. You can come to my house and my mom’s at home. Cool, thanks. Alright. Um, I grabbed my bike. Sasha knows the drill. Okay. Alrighty. Not a buffer with my dad. Okay. You go ahead and make your way towards your house. Put your scooter in my car. Wow. Sorry. Okay, that brought me back. Okay. You guys here on the way out that apparently the, the police are starting to ask around if anybody knows where this Jamie Brenley is. It takes Jamie let them know everything I do. So should we go to your house? If they’re looking then no. So we just drive around. We’re going to go, I’m going to go by the query, see if we can, we can go find my, find my a sanctuary. Okay. Maybe you drive over towards the query and before you even get with to close, you can see it. The places swamped. Swamped. Fuck. Okay, so [inaudible] what church was Susie out again? Same saints path. Church. So should we [inaudible] you can head that way. Stick it out. Starting to warm that way. Yeah. Let’s look from afar. Cool. I have my dad’s a birdwatching binoculars, so we can just kind of use those. We should probably head there too, so I think. Okay. How was your dad, your dad? Like as a person? Great. Probably the best man I’ve ever met in my life. Um, how’s he doing? What do you mean, like good? Yeah, he’s just a normal guy. Fuck you don’t remember. Do you? What? Shit, what? [inaudible] three years ago, um, we were having a one here fits and a courtroom. I remember everything about the divorce court. Why? What? Wow. Why the fuck are you at my parents’ divorce? I haven’t. Well I suppose I have changed quite a bit. That’s fair. It’s been awhile. What do you mean that was my dad fucking Greg. Our dads. Yeah, kind of thing. Fuck when you put it that way. Jesus. Fuck. Oh my God. That’s so crazy. Sweet. How was your dad? Yes, it was my dad. Oh my God. That’s so nuts. Yeah. Yeah. That was fucking nuts. Mmm. Whoa. I, I feel like I like really regard them as like a fucking, like, we’re really close now. I, uh, I was going to fuck with you. Uh, I’m not. Thanks. Yeah. Um, so yeah. So you saw what an outburst of mine looks like. Oh, yeah. Yeah. I, uh, couldn’t tell at the time if I felt bad or if I, uh, I was pretty fucking pissed off that you got to do that and I didn’t. Yeah. Uh, yeah. It felt got some steam out. That’s so crazy. I, yeah. Did you have any idea about your dad? No, that was the most shocking thing. I mean, ever. I mean, I knew, I mean, I mean, I knew something was up. I didn’t know that was up, but yeah. Yeah. Yeah. That was honestly pretty proud. I was like, damn, Sammy, I, uh, I was not, Oh, really? Yeah. Yeah. I, uh, I told him, Oh, well I didn’t know everything. I, uh, my mom found out cause I was, uh, reading my dad’s phone, but I didn’t know. And then I told my mom and then everything. And uh, uh, yeah, that’s crazy. I’ve always been close with my dad, so I kinda, I, I was almost like get it Greg. Greg and I are not that close. Oh yeah. Ooh. Rear view mirror. Okay. Okay. That’s fine. Um, and runaway work in a car. We can certainly try. Whoa. What do you think I’m trying to see. Can I see who’s getting out of the car? And if it’s a state, are you pulling over? Oh, there’s just the right behind you. Oh, I thought we were pulled over. We’re about to pull over there. They just turn on their lights. Should I bother her? Fuck, I guess we fucking pull over. Okay. All right. So I started, so I started to pull over. Oh, you guys, uh, officer Baron, they know me. They do mean you don’t have a good rapport. Fuck. You don’t have good rapport pretty much with anybody. Anybody in this town, let alone the laws. So I’ve been arrested a couple of times. You hear the door close in the river, you could see them walking sauntering over to the edge of the truck plus two to run away. I’m not going to tell you to do, they’re getting close to your window. You’re just going to say hi or I’m trying to gauge your body language. I am, I have gone, I mean am I still in darkest or just that fate? No way it’s permanent or do something that I’m here to get rid of it. It must offer peace to the one you have heard the most. See we’re still in your darkest self and you are. Yeah. Okay. Cause I suppose that was almost a little conversation of peace offering at that point, but I don’t know if I’ve heard me most is definitely a stretch there up to you. Whether or not I’ve chilled or not, I’m fine either way. It’s just going to change my reaction to what happens next. Yeah. I’ll say that’s not the one you’ve heard the most. So you’re still, you’re still in a place of focus and wanting to get this taken care of. So the glasses are up to cover that. Cover the eyes right now? Yes. Okay. Good morning officer [inaudible] afternoon. Officer Barron. Jamie, where are you two off to? You’re about to go to church. Youth group. Worry about my anger issues, which apparently I have. They’ve been so helpful. Yeah. Really getting me to, I don’t know. What does it be a good influence? Yeah, I uh, yeah, just thought I would try to bring this one to youth group. I mean, it’s not all Bible stuff. It’s also fun. It’s like games and stuff too, so I think Jamie might like it. You can come to if you want. I know. I’ve been a problem lately. No, I’m all right. I went on Sunday. Good on you Jamie. More than be proud. Feel free to tell her when you see her. I want you to stay safe, get some shit out there past this head of the truck and turns around. Great. [inaudible] they take a string on both of you. We have run, I’m not quite sure. Okay. Running’s always worse. Smaller. It’s easier to bullshit your way through that shit than run I guess. Okay. We should go. We gotta go. Wait. We’d start driving drunk going to church. All right. Are you guys doing okay? So I’m gonna go to my house and then just to show that I’m alive, try to make things as normal. Okay. You, you get, you pull up to the house and there’s a cop car in the library. It was the Sullivan quarry where the body, what’s left that you can continue to interact, walk in the house. Okay. You walk in and you can see there is [inaudible] an officer who is currently talking with your dad who is looks frazzled and furious and is currently, uh, signing papers for work. Uh, your mother was not present, but as soon as you enter the cop turns. This is this. Hey, what’s up your father, Hank? Turns goes Cameron. [inaudible] I know, I know. Listen, I, I’m really sorry. I’m really sorry. Last night we were together, you knew we were broken up and last night we just kinda it it to sit and talk some things out. We stayed together. I’m sorry, dad, could you give us a second officer right away. [inaudible] walks past you both with very interesting eye and then walks out front as he leaves in the door, post Hank turns to you and goes, do you know how hard it is to try and talk to the officers at my son who’s been gone the entire night? The same time that fucking kid was murdered in our company. How hard it is to try and, and pass that off. I know God was going to be here. I certainly didn’t know either. We’re sorry, Mr. Sullivan. Things are just so crazy in town and, and you know, we, we were, we were scared, but I’m sure you know, everything’s going to be fine. We’re good students. And you know, he, he was a fine, upstanding family. Sorry. Maybe a night in jail would do good, please. He, he didn’t do anything long. I didn’t do anything good then. I guess you got nothing to worry about. Can I just get some things upstairs? Well, come with me. Go upstairs. Do I know where the keys to the car and uh, you’re not supposed to. What’d you probably know? Okay. Um, probably in my dad’s bedside table. Yep. Oh, grab the keys. Mmm. Okay. If we go out the window and make our way into the garage, we just gotta go. We gotta go. We gotta go. We gotta go to the fucking church. That’s a stupid idea. Is that a stupid I, that’s the dumbest idea that because there’s literally a cop right outside. Okay. You go out there. Is that your dad? Okay. Got up, grabbed the keys, try to see if I can somehow there’s a garage separate from the house. Like one of those, you know where it’s like no, it’s attached. So you sneak out through the window, sneak out through the window. Okay. You make your way like carefully across the roof is both of you as you’re doing. So the police officer, I take vitamins for Solomon and I go around the cop. All right, cool. Yeah cause cause you know as you out in the window, the cop is down right outside of the front door. Just kind of waiting. And you hear like Roger, I’m just checking for one of the missing gigs he’s ever going to take him in for questioning. This is so stupid. You kind of slowly and carefully make your way over there. You head around back. Officer, um, officer Jerry, Jared, Darren, Aaron, officer, Jared. Um, hi. I’m Sasha Masaki and, um, what, what’s, what’s happening, what’s going on? Um, we, um, there was, uh, an incident last night and we’re just, we’re just having to ask them questions. Okay. Can I help with anything? Did you see anything weird or strange last night? No, my boyfriend and I, that’s a boyfriend. Um, we, you know, kind of going through it and, and, and now, um, we’re about together and you know, we just stayed up all night talking and we watched the sunrise and it was really great. And, um, we’re really scared. Is there any way that, you know, we could just have a little bit of time and then, you know, we’ll come back and talk to you. Unfortunately, we’ve got to bring them in for questioning. Just standard procedure, manage, make sure that there’s, you know, nothing, nothing untoured in that regard even for his safety. So you can go ahead and reconnect the day after tomorrow. Um, you know, anything you can to convince you, you can turn on the office. Oh my gosh. It just got real. Like I said, Mike had a girl, I’m going to say God, yes. Um, my friend Corey and I, you know, well they’re Corey Brooks. Yeah. Um, sometime maybe going out for dinner or something. I wasn’t there. Oh, make your role. Hey. Oh for fuck. Officer’s kind of like, it’s okay. The fidgeting and conflicted. Um, on his left hand there is a little bit of lighter skin around his ring. Channelers I haven’t been probably himself recently out of a real longterm relationship. Then he kinda goes like, Oh no, I mean it’s important to stay connected to today’s youth. I understand. No a best, keep him safe. You know, you could really up your social media game on the force. It’s all about optics. Now we’ll show you. Okay, I’m in the garage smiling. Oh, go ahead. We’ll set up a tech talk for the force. I think that go over really well with the youth. I take it you, uh Oh. Okay. Yeah. All right. Well, uh, take some time and when you’re ready, just go ahead and bring him by the station and then we’ll, we’ll take it from there. Of course. A four door chat. Okay. Cinder brush PD. Tiktaalik Oh, my friends on the internet. We’re just filling paperwork. Oh my God. Sorry. No, that was too much. It was to stay there. Uh, no, he, he basically said like, if you wanted to take some time together, it’s an inner spring and pipe station. Okay. So he’s there, but he’s allowing you to go. Yeah. Okay. So I quietly try to open the garage and I peek out. I give the all clear, get in here. Come on. Happened today. Yeah. The officer, as you’re doing this, the officer kind of goes, like, sees you and you’re sitting next to him to see him and he’s right there and he goes like, just, you know, not too long. We’ll see it. We’ll see it a little bit. Yeah, yeah, yeah. It’s tricky. Um, he’s still parked there. Uh, the car is parked but there is space. Should we go? Yeah, let’s go back. All right. So, um, get into my 71 Barracuda. I put my hand on her thigh. I dry it out. Alright. You look familiar Ron. It’s been a while since you felt her per and it feels nice. Um, you also know your dad probably heard it. Yup. So you definitely make your way out. We had the garage door open and the cops are gonna wave. Since you guys leave, we give them a way of, as we pull out and you head off towards, um, st pass. Alright. You guys got there a little bit early and kind of glancing out there, there, it’s a small church. It’s maintained by two people and they’re going about their business kind of looking in. They’re just kind of cleaning the place and tending to the small and it has a little bird key chain that says, I just love bird. Like you, Brandy clues. You got it. Um, there is in the small parking lot behind the church where when services are held, people go ahead and park their cars there. Uh, there is a pair of vehicles that are there that are, cause normally the people that run the church are parked in the actual garage behind it where they have for people that keep it. There are two vehicles that are there. Okay. We recognize these people. Can we look at the yeah. Are the tires they’ll look like they were in the Cory, do you see dust, dust? Certainly dusty. Um, one of them is kind of a nondescript black Mustang. Uh, the other one looks to be kind of a beat up Acura. Um, and they’re both dusty as fuck. I send Cameron a texts like we’re at the church. What’s your guys’s ETA? Just text back here. What chick or, well, I guess the last car pull in the churches just kind of pulls up next to you guys. [inaudible] okay, so we’re doing this. We find out what the, who they are, what they are, see if there are any other sweet kids in there. Yeah. Okay. Um, let’s walk up to the cars. I do walk down, like we look at each other. Start laying off. Uh, I’m gonna walk up to the cars. I’m gonna knock on the trunks right here. Anything inside. Hmm. Uh, okay. Well, two things. One, as you guys were walking in, you get a text from Lexi. Lexi says, I ran the plate and the car, it belongs to Terrance. Michael’s. Thanks slacks. Great job. I got you. Um, as you approached the cars, one of the doors opens and you see a foot kind of step out. And a, uh, a tall man, probably mid twenties or so, shaved head, uh, sunglasses, leather jacket kind of steps out and turns. Can I help you? Do I get a sense I would have a plus one on this person, uh, for all right. Gets actually more accurately if I have a string on this person from, damn, I do not. Um, we’re looking for a Damian. Why? We don’t know. We were told to meet here. We heard he knows how to party. This is all four of you have approached now at this point. Yeah. Okay. [inaudible] well, you all do rave last night. Yeah. What y’all look familiar. Yeah. Let me get Damien. I watched it every move. Okay, well we can just come with you. You’re good right there. He walks around the other car and just cause a knock, a gunshot from inside the vehicle. The glass in the back window shatters outward. Sasha, you take to harm Oh shit. From being shot in the [inaudible] upper thigh lunch through the fucking glass to whoever’s in the backseat. Okay. Um, and I out physically. You do, you dark past with lupine agility leap into, in, through, um, as you brush through the broken glass against the leather seats in the inside you see, uh, a shorter squat man, uh, in what looks to be a, uh, a white tank top, kind of a, another almost matching other jacket to the other gentleman on the side. Um, and he has what looks to be a, a, a pretty hefty looking gun. And you rush in, go ahead and roll for your bald. You would like to spend a string. If I’m this one, you can. Yes, you may. All right. So, okay. It’s five, six, seven, eight. That’s an eight. Eight. All righty. So yeah, that’s a, that’s a harm on him. Oh. Oh. So I get that string right back. You do. Okay. Uh, and do you get to choose whether how any of the three there, it can be dark itself against your nature and getting a string on you or discern how I decide how bad the harm. I’ll let you decide how bad though. Wait, hold on. They learn something about my true nature. Yes. And gain a string on me. Hmm. Yeah. I’ll let you decide. How about the harm is okay. I’ll say because of the closed quarters, um, the harm, it’s difficult to get a full charge on. You managed to push him off to the side and he’s Dennis like, don’t try to get the gun back to you and you are just buried down and he gets hurt, but not as much as you may. All right. Uh, I rip off my, my, my, my top, my shirt. Um, and I, I hold her thigh. It’s okay. It’s okay. Hold on, hold on. I start wrapping her leg. Okay. Um, delicately and intimately. Uh, I will say, I’ll say it’s a little hard to do a, a delicate intimate bandaging situation in the middle of a shootout in the parking lot. Right. Okay. Okay. Then, um, there’s a little wall up in there. That’s fine. Okay. So I try to wrap it up as much as I can tie it off. So that’s where you’re doing this turn. Yeah. You’re probably eating in that. What are you doing? Is there, can I make eye contact with any of these people? Yes. The one that was outside the car that knocked is also in the process of pulling your gun in bed to turn like in your direction. I am going to try and hex hex him as quickly as possible. Okay. All right. Go ahead and dark. Don’t do it. A nine, nine. Okay. That is a success, but you get to choose which of your uh, drawbacks occurred here? Um, I actually I it has to be a weird side effect. Oh, that’s true. The consults because you are full. He Sur. Alrighty. It’s always more, it’s ultra effective whenever and which ha which sex is. This is the, I want him to be, I’m going with, with more, um, just rats crawling all over him. I’m doing rats, rats and snakes. Let’s do okay. I’ll say as he pulls the gun, suddenly he begins to freak out, like Pat towards his chest and he takes two shots in your direction. But because the illusions of grasses face, both shots go wide, he screams and begins to run in the opposite direction. Um, the gentleman who’s fighting with you is going to go ahead and attempt to fire back at you. Um, I’ll say does get a shot off at point blank, take to harm, uh, due to the proximity. You guys see the muzzle flash inside the car and you feel the pain, but your fury and the, the look, the last look that you saw from Amanda’s eyes to you before she, eventually that night fills your mind and the blood lust is there. What are you doing? I attack again. And this time I burned a string. I’ve sent it over blood, which is plus one. So I have plus four to this role. Yes. Yeah. All right. That’s a 10. Okay. And I will turn into my darkest self if I do. I also have like a side effect to this one or 10 is a sense in a cycle. So you don’t get that. Okay, great. So yeah. All right. You go ahead and lash out and this time you begin to growl and bite as you strike and just start scraping your fingers and claws into him. He starts screaming out in pain and cannot, he’s reacting to this and cannot seem to get the gun ready in the place. He goes to try and pull it up again and you just slashed the hand out of the way and it’s the gun on that success or is that too much? Um, I will say you would probably have to turn that for your next trip. You grabbed the gun and grabbed the gun. Yeah. So this is, that’s who’s in the car. This is Damien. Correct. That’s one vehicle I assume is Damien. The other guy is running the other way and is screaming and shooting loudly and, okay. So I’m going to go, I’m going to go rip the car door open and try to grab the gun. Okay. So you said Sasha side and rush over. You pull the door open and it is a bloody mess on the inside. All you see is AF they’re on the ground just tearing into this as they’re doing. So their body itself is kind of expanding and rippling with muscle and bits of Heron for beginning to show up at the edges of the wrists and the neck and the face. Um, there is definitely the elements of a, a transformation here. Oh, that’s funny. Okay, go ahead. And, uh, I will say how you go out and roll the volatile for me on the purposes of trying get this gun out in the middle of the battle, a six, that’s a failure. You’re going to experience a point. But, um, unfortunately there’s too much chaos happening in the moment and you have no way of getting to that gun, but he’s still being held. Um, what are you doing Sasha? So there’s a guy running [inaudible]. Um, where’s the easy going towards something or is he, he’s running towards the church. It looks like. Okay, I’m going to fall. Okay. Um, I’m going to do, I’m going to pick up Sasha and, and help you and I text the address of the [inaudible] to the, um, your life. Okay. You got it. As you’re going to get chased, this guy is running towards the church. You are still in this situation where in the middle of fighting in the backseat of his car. He’s hurt very badly. What are you doing? Alright. Uh, I tried to get the gun away from him. Okay. Let’s see. Go ahead and roll Baltimore. Rockford volatile. Well, you still have a string on them. Two plus four. Ooh baby. That’s a 14. Ooh, that’s where all those roles were. Yeah, exactly. You go ahead and manage to wrench the gun from his grasp. He’s on his back, legs up. You’re kind of pounced on him. Who are you? What do you do with kids? He’s unable to make words at this point cause he’s in so much pain and then he’s just spattered with his own blood. Um, and as you’re saying this, it’s less coming out. Like what do you do with kids and more [inaudible] yeah, puberty is hit me pretty hard. My voice dropped. Uh, yeah. Cool. So he’s too scared to even answer. Uh, at the moment he’s not answering. He’s just like almost in pain and whimpering, um, you would friends going, you would need a moment to call him to try and get any information. Okay. Can I pick him up and like restrain him and pop the trunk? Yeah, I’m still there. Help me. Yeah. Yeah. Throw him in his own trunk and slam it. You got it. Okay, perfect. Um, you guys are mushing off, the other guy runs towards things. You’re like, zoos, I smoked short gunshots. People are fleeing from the front of the church now there two people that are keeping it, they’re just running into the field, like screaming from the gunfire. You see a woman shape, like step out from the, uh, the back of the church. You’re not quite sure where or what door, what the fuck. See, you see what the fuck is going on? So he catches up and fires back another time. I’m going to, we’re going to try it right? Get low. Oh yeah, we are. We are. We’re not following that close. Yeah. Correct. Yeah. Um, you can see Susie now kind of plans out Suzy column off. She puts a hand up and he kind of pickles the gun there. You guys begin to rush over with him when you put your head up. Whoa. Whoa, Whoa, Whoa, Whoa. There is some confusion here. What’s going on? You sat, we were trying to sacrifice somebody dark cult shit. What is going on? What are you into Susie? What is the big city done to you? I make sure I positioned myself between Susan and her. [inaudible] then didn’t quite like Sue yet. As you’re approaching, she never touching up, but you guys are starting to come close. There’s a whole world out there that you don’t quite understand. Try me. Well, Jesus, yeah, you do. I’ll say, given the circumstance, if you want to, you can go full dark and if you’d like to go for it, I let it. What, what remnants of humanity had previously been there. You watch as the, uh, somewhat fresh faced, uh, eager to meet and figure out life in the city. AF becomes this monstrous masculine hair covered muscle ripping tooth filled full on werewolf clutching on the back, a bleeding man and what is now a blood red stained tank top gun. Oh, it’s just like yelling in pain as [inaudible] goes like, all right, I didn’t realize we walked in similar circles. I don’t think we will get some more circles. What does that mean? We don’t kill people? Not yet, but I had a feeling you’re going to show up that night. Me. What are you talking about? Which takes us kind of a step towards you and says, well, there are dreams. I’m sure that you share. No, your whispers. I start grabbing my head. I mean, you’re the one who welcome, didn’t you hear me? I didn’t wake him. He was already there. Well, you’re not the only one and there’s a lot. There’s a lot that we can do together. I don’t know your friend and to be on this terrace is a fucking idiot. So for whatever that means, I am sorry. Killed her. Terrence brought her. I didn’t know her. I tend to think any of you barely knew her as well. I fucking knew her. So do you have a way of bringing her back? Maybe. Probably don’t want that. There’s a lot of unique things at our disposal now. Okay. Okay. You just have the mystical bullshit. Susie, what is you cut the fucking werewolf bullshit. Sorry. You were saying so what? There’s a demon and you have to sacrifice to gain great power. There’s a reason. Those tales of standing as long in human history as they have mythologies, not as fiction as it is. Strange. You don’t really need to again talk like that with us. We know full well what is going on. Susie, you’re clearly abusing that power, but it’s working for me so far. She snaps her fingers. And the uh, the man you’re holding on your back suddenly goes from whining and screaming to silent. We pick him up like a little baby because I’m so big now. Cause he did. Um, he apparently is not moving. Oh fuck. Right. As you sit him down, his eyes flicker open and he lunges towards you. And do you take a harm as he begins to bite towards your neck? I’m so close to dying. I absolutely fight back again. Go for it. Go for roll. Oh baby devil six is my man with a plus four. That’s an 18, 18, 16, 16. Jesus Christ. Yeah. Um, okay. You definitely take a, it definitely gut him. Is there a way for me to hurt him so bad? I get life back, sadly. No, but if you do have, uh, if, well no, you, you, you would have to have the string beforehand unless you want them to use the string to add additional harm to that. But you could do, yeah, I think I’m bloodthirsty in my darkest self, so I probably would do that. Yeah. We use the string. You tear out the middle of his body and Oregon spill out, but it doesn’t slow them down and you can see this kind of dull green light in his eyes that wasn’t it before. And then he stops going to stand still. She goes, there is so much, so much that can be done. You hate this town. How small it is. We all do. All you have to do is broaden your horizons and step out and there is so much opportunity. Do you have any idea the crazy shit that I’ve seen in the past few months, any idea how much there is to experience outside of this fucking God forsaken town? Yeah. You sound like you studied abroad. You don’t have to kill people to do that. Yeah. You fucking went to Rome bitch roll to shut her down. Oh, interesting. Hmm. That’s a four. When I do get so full of shit, I’m going to try to use uh, bargain, um, uncanny voices. Okay. Should I give a string to the dark power in order to realize a secret about someone you’re talking to? Oh, okay. Owner of that character will reveal one of their secret fears, secret desires or secret strengths. Then they choose which, okay, good. A string on you and I will say secret. Hmm? Secret desire is to live without pools. A deep seated need to just have nobody telling them what to do, which is ironic given the bargain they’ve apparently made you sense. They probably don’t realize that. Oh, so say, tell me more. This town, Hey, my parents are, they’re always telling me what to do. Telling me I have nothing. [inaudible] it’s not like that and beyond here and move up towards her. Yeah. Okay. The, uh, the guy with the gun, they still has a kind of train, kind of keeps it squared on you is your approach. This is all I’ve ever wanted. I was meant for more than this, more than these small people and this stupid backwater town. What do you want? I’ll give you anything. You can move up to her. Can I walk a finger? Upper chest, slide fingers, [inaudible] her face and bring her ear down to mine and I breathe into it. Roland Turner along the middle of a church parking lot. Where the shit go down. Yeah. Six plus eight. Yes. Eight. Okay. That I can provide, which whispers back in your ear. You just name to make a bra. And when she says that her voice changes a bit, that it’s this weird deeper whisper voice layered over her as a familiar voice to you. In fact, the second board offers March. Will you take, you can see now a familiar kind of dance of green smoke around the outside of Susie’s eyes. I reach out and I grab her hand. I kick her down the stairs towards ass. Uh, go ahead and roll the lashing out. Come on. Burn, burn out. Burn a furnace. Burst shrink. Can I, can I, I this is other, these are string string on her. Yeah. Oh, okay. Uh, eight. Yes. An eight. That’s an eight. Okay. Okay. Uh, what do you want them to do? You want to become your dark self? Uh, decide how the harm turns out. I decide or learn something about valence, maybe at your true nature. I mean, I told her, I told her she has, it was true. Okay. We’ll say you kicked her down the stairway where she is, she stumbles down right in your path. Um, the guy who’s being held by the green kind of four stairs, entrance open kind of falls to one side a bit. The magic briefly faltering at which point she is prostrate on the ground there before you, the guy who has the gun is going to spin and shoot towards you. I was already making a jump for him. [inaudible] um, I’ll say you go ahead and make a lash out physically as well. Lash off physically. That’s a ball towel. Yeah. Yup. That socks. Uh, eight. Yes. Okay. Um, Holy shit. That’s great. I was hoping to jump in then and then come down long enough to curse them. So yeah, with this it’s, it’s so fast. That’s all I know. That’s all I get is just the jumping. Yeah. Um, you pushed the gun out of the way and it does go wide and fires the bullet hits nobody, thankfully, um, that you know of. You are going to do anything physically before this turn into yeah. Do I get Wolf pack? Oh, coins for this girl fighting me. Ooh, a plus two 10. Because when rolling really well this whole game. Yep. The game was terrible. Your system, um, as she stumbles and turns, looks towards you and goes to begin to make, uh, some sort of a speech and that same echoing tongue you reach out in jam your claws right across the throat. Which point it bleeds a bit, but it’s more the vocal chords that had been temporarily, Oh, Oh at this. At this point you hear the familiar sound distant going. [inaudible] cops are on their way. Uh, aye. Can I get down to Susie and fuck. Can I try to just, um, restrain her until the cops get there? Yeah. Yeah. You can definitely do that. I will say that doesn’t do anything good. Work is your role one total? That would be, that’s one total. Okay. Uh, she’s now fighting and you begins to, you watch as the wound quickly begins to seal. He cam, what are we dealing with here? Seems like it’s kind of in your wheelhouse. What are the capabilities? Uh, everything great. Yeah. Cool. I don’t know the full capabilities but it’s not good and obviously very, very strong. Um, the guy who has the gun goes ahead and after being pushed away and his reaction comes back and shoot too. Yup. Where are you at? Um, did I heal from the previous night or no? Uh, if you, you took the time to heal yourself and he’ll say, Oh yeah, that’s right. Thank you. Let’s see. That’s two harm to you. It’s a grievous wound. You take it and you fall onto your side and it is a, is a large gunshot wound to your stomach and kind of upper torso area. And if it weren’t for the fact that you have fully embraced this understanding, then how dare they stand up against someone that’s powerful is you, you’re will push us through. It would be agonizing pain, but you’re pretty, pretty rough. The content of the cops arriving is getting louder and louder. You can run if you want to stay here. I turned to my darkest self. It’s going to be real fun when the cops arrive. All right. What is your noise? So all the strings, all of you guys, when your darkest selves, your strings are gone by the way, right? Oh, I keep these though. These aren’t go away. Oh wait, no, that’s sorry. [inaudible] you lose all that. That’s what it is. Yeah, I know. Oh yeah. Sorry. That’s my bad. Oh my God. I got all my guys. Okay. A little mix up there. I think he was all the strings when you are escaping death. That’s right. That’s okay. I was like, where did I read that? Okay. You almost ranked new mechanics, but you have embraced your cruel side. I just go for her. Just I pile on top of her and I start whispering in her ear, you are nothing. You’ve always been nothing. You will never amount to anything. No matter how many dark bargains you make and how much power you have, you will always be serving somebody else. We’re never met for anything good in this world. Someone down. Come on, let’s go. Hmm. Nine a nine. Okay. Uh, so, which do you choose from that list? Oh, shit. They don’t have a string on you, so you can take a string on them if you want the condition. What condition do you give her? She’s broken. I know what makes people happy. And I know what they fear the most. She’s terrified. She knows she’s always going to be serving somebody else. She’s never going to have true power. You watch as her fight or flight, this kicked in, begins to waver and her eyes kind of go cold and distant for a moment. [inaudible] man, his wrestling you for the gun kind of himself loses a bit of his resolve. Go to therapy. You fucking bitch. Yeah. At which point you here Larry, onto the ground with your hands behind your head. Okay. Watch to make sure that the gun guy is doing that. What is he doing? I think I’m done. This. You are also a Wolf. Interesting. So as in hearing the, the, the cost began to arrive in this, this shot. What do you do? I’m sorry. Um, but can I have to hurt you? Just really quick. Go for it. I lost show physically at Cameron cause that’s the only way to shed my darkest self and go back twice. Okay. Okay. I have to harm someone I really love. Oh, go for it. Okay. Hey, that’s a all right. So you take a harm and in that instance of the wound that is received, we’ll say it’s you lashing out angrily like the blood plus his there. And as everyone puts their hands behind their head, you look in the corner and see, can you slash out that way and after they slash I grab the wrist. Yeah, it’s okay. The look in the eyes. I’m so sorry. It’s okay. You’re forming. Become myself again. Oh, okay. I am. It’s okay if you can keep it to half or good. It’s, it’s fine. I don’t know. We’ll figure that out. Um, I’ll, I’ll help you know, um, you know, and I mean it’s okay if you want to thing with AF too. I mean I’ve been reading meeting and captivity, so maybe we can make this work. I think we can. I’m here I am. Go back to my true self because I found some, I offered some of my power to somebody more deserving. Oh, Alrighty. It was about to cast a spell on the guy with the gun. He’s putting his hands up cause nothing you can win at this. You’re going to tell them what happened. Nice. Real dark. No, I’m not casting. I’m asking. Oh, you’re asking you if you tell them some version of what you did, I won’t hurt you. He looks back at Susie. Susie said, mrs holler. Oh her idea anyway. Right, right, right, right. Technically that is making peace with somebody who hurt me. Yup, sure, sure. The cops swarm in from the parking lot one by one you are put into cuffs and taken to the station. Tumultuous drama breaks out at the sound of your arrests. Along with these individuals you spend days incarcerated in question and word begins to spread throughout cinder brush Hills. That in some ways you are all responsible for the death of Amanda. It isn’t until a thorough search has done on the cars involved eye witnesses, blood found at the scene at refinery and the copious amounts of blood found in the trunk of a car that is in the name of Susie at match Amanda’s as well as the, uh, rather intense. Um, squirt escapes me for some reason. Um, did gentleman spills the beans? Confession there. Intense confession. Most everything gets put upon Suzanne, the compatriots, Terrence as well. [inaudible] you were all eventually released though. You are convicted of some delinquent behavior during this time. Um, in which case all of you have to attend specifically, uh, doing public service. You have to take anger management classes, which is a very familiar two of you. We’ll show you guys the road. Really good coffee. Yeah, it’s not crazy. It’s really weirdly a lot of strange lessons learned about yourselves, the secrets you now carry for each other. It’s pretty fucking cool. And the fact that the weird things that make you particularly weird here in cinder brush, it might be more weirdness out there beyond just you. [inaudible] that’s what finished today’s game. [inaudible] the fun, weird little path down CWI is so good. Oh my gosh. Thank you guys so much for diamond into this. Oh, that’s so awesome. So you can unlock more of them as they go. Oh yeah. I have the same thing. If I had enough failures, I could’ve gotten a new one. Way. So many failures. There’s a person I know. He probably fucking the system anyways, so first time running it, you know, my first time running it our first time playing it. But we had a lot of fun. Hope you guys had fun watching this. Happy Valentine’s day. Thank you for joining us. Thank you to the amazing cast of players coming on board to join in this insanity. Um, hope you’re having a wonderful day. You all take care and we’ll, uh, we’ll see you on the next crazy game. Bye. Yay. [inaudible].

100 thoughts on “Cinderbrush: A Monsterhearts Story (A Critical Role One-Shot)

  1. Please do a Cinderbrush 2, or even a series! The chemistry between the characters was hot AND volatile. I wanna see some more cold shutdowns and dark bargains! Everyone was on top form, and Ally Beardsley, who I didn't know of beforehand, instantly became one of my favorite characters. I would love if you all continued this!!

  2. This was an interesting stream. I admit I found Powered by the Apocalypse games like Monsterhearts a little bewildering at first but once you get into them, they’re great. The GM seemed to have real trouble first of all with breaking out of D&D style habits, waiting until someone said they were lashing out violently before getting them to make a move. This meant there were so many golden opportunities the players were giving out there which weren’t mechanically capitalised on like Turn On or Shut Down in the first hour. I wasn’t quite sure whether he was applying the partial successes early on, either. By the end most of the mechanics had been engaged with in some form, which was good, as was asking players whether their characters had more to do in a scene when it felt like there wasn’t much more to get out of it from the GM side.
    After the break, by the time the players were in the club they seemed to be more into it and the GM was getting more comfortable with engaging with the rules. I was pleased when options were presented to players as a result of moves as it felt like he was getting more in the right mindset. There were some ‘what do you do’s’, although it didn’t feel like there were enough overall, much like getting the characters making more of the world, answering some of the questions themselves and so on.
    I like that they tried a non D&D system and put this out there, I’m really pleased they credited Avery Alder at the start as that sort of thing often seems to get missed on big streams. I know Mercer’s been open about where he feels he fell down with this and that’s good, that’s part of the process of learning. What’d be great is if he returned to this one day and incorporated lessons learnt. Personally if a system is really alien to me I like to sketch out the gameplay loop on some paper, then maybe listen to an actual play or two.

  3. Did anyone else's high school experience amount to anything even remotely close to this lmfao

    Edit: **SPOILER**

    You know aside from the murder bcz I didn't see that coming when I commented that lol

  4. Lmao @ " Why can't we all just be human " by Sasha had me goin.

    All the roll to turn on stuff was so funny, too. Esp Af/Jaime.

    Also, this has proven to me for the millionth time that we ALL desperately need a Taliesin in our lives.

  5. I NEED A SEQUEL NOW!

    I did not expect to enjoy this one shot so much! All the players were freaking amazing!

    Also next game they need Laura or someone else to play Amber (Horse girl) as The Ghost for their role. It would just be too perfect.

  6. He/Them…?
    Sorry, non native english speaker here.
    What is that?
    Is he more than one person, am i missing a joke here, coz he is a werewolf?

  7. I loved experiencing this oneshot with my whole soul. And apparently teens just make out with each other huh! Ballsy! Love that for them!

  8. Like the others in the comments, I am having a very strong need for another part of this, with this cast and hopefully also characters as well.

  9. Can someone please tell me blissfully ignorant german that US highschools are not that much of a social war zone?
    The dak powers part I can understand, but the rest seems a bit dangerouse

  10. Too much cringe, can't take any more. I would rather listen to H.P. Lovecraft audio books in a pitch black room than expose myself to more of this kind of horror.

  11. Honestly, if you work at a liquor store in high school there is no universe were you are the person to popular kids tongue and cheek bully

  12. 1. Dumb Woke needs to be a shirt 2. you need to make some of the one-shoots a on going shows I love them I would watch all of the 3. table top rpgs are the best

  13. “I need positive influences” never has a single sentence made me laugh as hard as that one… Congratulations on completely owning this one shot talisen

  14. I was coming into this thinking not much about this but after watching this it was pretty good. 👍🏾👍🏾👍🏾

  15. What exactly was Sasha Murasaki's darkest self? It's never described I guess.
    She's a Queen so it was not necessarily something unnatural, yet from the dialogues it would appear like it's not something to be seen by the police and she actually had to take action to get back to normal

  16. I'm sorry Ashley is so hot in that jacket. they all look so good. Please do more monster hearts! Like every so often please

  17. "Sasha" was too close to reality for a HS queen-bee. Made my skin crawl (in a good way). Thing is, it got kind of boring watching her seduce everyone.

  18. 3:00:27 Technical term for the feeling of insects crawling on your skin and unable to scratch them is "formication". With an "m", not an "n".

  19. Man they all kinda popped off huh
    My not straight heart is doing flips over everyone
    And dont even get me started on tal 🖤

  20. I am learning SO MUCH about taliesin with this shit lol you are way to good at being a drug dealer my beloved eldritch god!

  21. Elementary school me gets Amanda on a spiritual level. I was the horse girl 100% I still ride horses but I’m glad the running on all fours and neighing days are over lol

  22. Holy fuckin shit it juat hit me. Mat looks exactly like my high school history teacher. The shirt and tie with a sweater vest and the hair. Favourite class lol

  23. as the quiet kid who would sometimes throw chairs down hallways and then also distanced themself from their main friend group in grade 11 via depression, I had a fairly shitty highschool time and this is just rubbing it in.

  24. I need….so much more of this content in my life. All of the Crit Role oneshots I've seen them play have been spectacular, and I support any and all of the content that comes through here.

  25. The only one i would say has no blood on their hands in regards to Amanda's death would be Cameron.
    AF Took her out of her comfort zone and convinced her to try drugs in an unfamiliar setting.
    Jamie Sold the drugs that probably let her be easily captured/convinced.
    and lastly Sasha sent a drugged up girl to go wash her hands before touching her hair.
    Cameron though is the only one I can 99% safely say hadn't played any role intentional or not in the death of Amanda. You could argue he was also suggesting the usage of drugs but at the same time he said and i quote "I don't want to be the bad guy here and sort of make that decision for you on that journey and Amanda you as well." so thanks for coming to my TedX talk on who's fault was it really that horse girl got sacrificed.

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