A run was in the works!
I got a call from some stranger to meet him at a bar in
the middle of nowhere. But he did mention my buddy's name.
I got on my rapier and headed down to the bar. The road
condition was favorable. The only trouble I had was upon
entering Puyallup The street was in disarray. Some roads
were literally impassible. Luckily my bike was able to maneuver
through all the rubble and arrived at the destination just
I was the third person to arrive. The other two were one
human and a dwarf. Soon the rest of the group arrived. An
Ork, another obviously chromed dwarf, and a human with lots
of feathers and stuff. Evidently the last one is some sort
Our fixer explained about the situation. We are to retrieve
an item. This item is going to be moved soon and speed is
of the utmost essence.
Our first plan was to do some surveillance work. Luckily
the chromed dwarf had a large enough vehicle to carry all
of us to the target location. The ride was extremely comfortable
except for the obvious LMG sticking out like a sore thumb.
We arrived at the location without any incident. Since
none of us have ever worked together there was a heated
discussion on how to approach the target. After much discussion
we finally decided to have Moriarty, the dwarf, to scout
out the place.
Moriarty, despite looking not very sneaky, was able to
sneak up close to the target and took a few pictures. Unfortunately
he met some unexplained phenomenon and was injured. He kept
saying it's some sort of magical creature. I think he's
probably got knocked in the head and imagined it all. Some
fallen debris from the junkyard next to the target location
must have hit him.
We decided the Ork magician should be the next one to scout.
The magician did his magical thing and a few minutes later
came back. The package is in the target location. There
are many people in the target location along with four guards
on the roof.
After another heated discussion the group decided to all
go in. The Ork magician said that his spirit or whatever
will help to conceal us.
Finally the entire group except for the chromed dwarf headed
out to the target.
Then suddenly everything went blank.
The bright white ceiling looked just like the trid version
of heaven. My eyes was finally able to focus on the stark
fluorescent lights. The bright tubes looks so familiar.
Looking to my left I saw a hint of some translucent material.
Shadowy forms were on the other side.
Slowly I was able to hear the conversation.
Patient is recovering.
What's his payment status?
Doc Wagon Super-Platinum service, patient still needs
more time to recover
Keep him till DW runs out
I was in a hospital! What happened to the run? I remember
just arriving at the target location and then everything
I tried to lift my arms. One arm managed to come up and
as far as my cybernetic eyes can tell it seems fine. My
actions drew the attention of the people outside.
There there, you shouldn't worry about yourself.
Luckily Doc Wagon brought you here just in time.
Raise the meds by 20%
Slowly I felt like I was falling. My eyes grew weary and
I finally drifted off into a dreamless slumber.
Rise and Shine Boyo!!
That voice woke me up. It sounded familiar. I managed to
pry my eyes open and looked into the face of Moriarty My
voice at first wouldn't respond, but after a few swallows
I was able to croak out a few words.
Weeelll, here's the story
Moriarty proceeded to ramble on about the part I missed.
Evidently I missed out on all the fun.
Here's your share of the nuyen. Evidently none of
the other guys got out alive to spend it. Lucky for you
I was able to track down where Doc Wagon took you.
Thanks a bunch Moriarty, you're a real chummer.
Hey, no sweat. We was lucky to even get the merchandise
and live to see the payoff
Seems like I won't have to be in here long. When
you need some help let me know.
Good luck with the docs. I'll be
heading outta here. See you around
Thanks Moriarty, and good luck
A few days later and several thousand nuyen short I left
the hospital. Well, I certainly learned a few new tricks
from this run.
I wonder if we've made any enemies