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Discussion in 'Orbit City' started by Amy Wellard, May 14, 2018.

  1. Amy Wellard

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    May 20th

    Just jumping back into her regular life was tough for Amy. There had been so much pain and change in that lab that she often found herself curled up in a ball instead of working. That was just unacceptable to her. She couldn't let that doctor ruin what she was passionate about just because he was that horrible.

    But she also couldn't just shake off everything that happened. Sometimes she felt like she was back in that cage, and the walls were closing in on her. She needed to get away from what she was used to, what had become corrupted in her mind.

    When she had heard about the futuristic city in the sky, she just had to know what it was like. It was more than simple curiosity. What if she could get her hands on something that would be useful for Horizon? Maybe a new project to sink her teeth into, instead of just rebuilding what was already there.

    So, she and Denby were soon in Orbit City, and Amy was stunned by the futuristic technology around. She doubted anyone would mind if she just took apart a simple flying saucer no one was touching. It was so out of the way that clearly, no one was using it.

    That was what she told herself when she asked Denby to keep an eye out for anyone approaching as she started to dismantle the lone saucer out of the view of most people around. Learning how to make something that could hover would do so much good for everyone, she was sure.

    She didn't consider the fact that an owlbear staring at everyone walking too close and glaring would catch anyone's attention. Nor did she think about what kinds of noises her little project would make, that could also make those around her notice what was going on.
     
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  2. Alice Abernathy

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    If Alice had thought her world had been technologically advanced - at least the tech she had found inside Umbrella's facilities after the outbreak - Orbit City pushed that term on a whole different level. After climbing out of the small, now-repaired plane she had landed on a platform in the outer ring of the city, Alice had run into at least four robots already, all of them sentient and repairing stuff at the side of the road or heading somewhere in quite a hurry. Transparent tubes were leading through the sky, with people traveling through them on high speed, and she could see hovering air ships landing and departing on and from certain platforms. She took it in with skeptical curiosity.

    "I can access the database up here and download blueprints, if you would like me to?" the Red Queen whispered into Alice' earpiece after a minute of silence. Alice was taking her anywhere she went nowadays, either inside an earpiece, or carried-around in her phone. Maybe to increase her feeling of safety, maybe so she could access the internet at any point; maybe also, to teach the AI what 'a normal life' meant, and what kinds of danger they could actually expect around here. Making her programming a bit more sensitive and enabling her to differentiate better between friend and foe. Nobody needed another Hive Incident.

    "Oh, really? Is that part of your preserve humanity programming?" Alice joked, with just that hint of sarcasm that she usually used when talking to the AI.

    Her voice unchangingly neutral, the Queen replied: "I thought it useful for you, Alice."

    "Alright," Alice said, swallowing her laugh, "Download it, I'm sure I can use it." Maybe Claire and she would be able to build one of those flying hover machines with the right parts? Or somehow enhance the plane with it? Or maybe--

    Her thoughts came to a halt when she suddenly saw a huge...well...bear? standing at the side of the sidewalk, glaring at everyone who was walking by. It took her a moment to calm her suddenly quicker beating heart. This wasn't the wasteland. And this animal wasn't a zombie or one of Umbrella's experiments. Still, she eyed the massive creature closer as she walked past it; and then she stopped, when she, behind the bear, spotted someone working on one of those hover ships. Although it seemed to be more taking apart than repairing.

    As she tried to make a curious step into the general direction of that person, the animal immediately stepped into her way. Alice held up her empty hands, giving the bear an apologetic smile. "Hey, you might wanna keep your pet back," she called out to the other, her voice as raspy as usual, but not unkind.
     
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    It was hard to give Denby an order that wasn't killing enemies that was more complicated than simply standing somewhere, looking intimidating. As such, when someone looked past him towards Amy, he didn't do much other than watch.

    Amy, when she heard someone talk to her, yelped in surprise and dropped the wrench she was taking apart the saucer with. It was hard to see, but she also let off a small spark that caused one of the lights on the saucer to turn on for a brief second. That was becoming an annoyance: losing control of her new powers while she was in the middle of work.

    The power incontinence wasn't as important as the person talking to her about Denby, though, so she quickly turned her attention over to where he was standing at his full-size. She hadn't told him to do that, which was annoying. He was supposed to stay in his cub-sized form, so, everything was really working out how she was hoping.

    "Uh, he's fine," she responded, trying to sound comforting and unsuspicious, which resulted in her sounding startled and unsure, "he looks more intimidating than he is. He wouldn't go anywhere or do anything I didn't tell him to."
     
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    "Are you sure about that?" Alice gave back with a soft huff. Not, that she didn't believe her, but the woman had to admit, that, without any information, the bear looked as if he could maul someone to death. Who could've immediately been able to tell that he was so tame? And the way his owner was talking about it, it also didn't quite seem as if she actually was sure about his obedience.

    Alice lowered her hands, her gaze skipping towards the woman. Apparently, she had startled her, causing some cables to short-circuit which made a lamp light up and die immediately again. It was curiousity that kept Alice from just continuing on the street. During the apocalypse it was far less often in vain to talk to someone that sparked one's interest, than it was, if one didn't.
    "Need a hand?" she asked, still eyeing the bear and then meeting the woman's gaze as if to ask if it was safe to come closer and pass by the creature.
     
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    Amy had to shake herself off to get over the startle. Whenever she used her powers, even accidentally, it made her feel like she was back in that lab, and she didn't want those kinds of reminders. Still, it wasn't the strange woman's fault, so she couldn't snap at her or anything her instincts told her to do. Instead, she nodded.

    "He looks more intimidating than he is. Denby, over here." As usual, Denby didn't hesitate to lumber over to his master's side. He had been designed to listen to her instructions, so it'd be pretty bad form if he didn't. Of course, her assertion that he wasn't that intimidating was a little biased since even in his huge form, all she could see was the tiny cub. Even when he was tearing through any threats to her safety with his massive claws.

    When the woman asked if she needed help, she raised her head in surprise. "Oh, uh, this... not really, no." There was no good way to say she was taking apart a piece of machinery that didn't belong to her out of intellectual curiosity. And because of recent trauma that meant that she needed a project, and building something of her own based on the technology in Orbit City was as good a project as any.
     
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    With the bear trotting over to his master, Alice relaxed a bit. Not even three days ago, she had fought a gigantic sandworm in the depths of the Arid Lands, and while this wasn't a worm with a mouth wider than she was tall, Alice was glad to not get forced into fighting him. She didn't want to fight anymore. She was so done with fighting senseless battles against creatures that hadn't done anything wrong, before Umbrella had decided to turn them into monsters without a brain.

    Slowly, she approached, again lifting her palms as the woman talked about not needing a hand with the machinery. At least for Alice it didn't make a difference whether or not that piece of vehicle was actually, rightfully hers, or if she had just dragged it out of side to work on it without the actual owner finding her. "I'm not gonna judge you if you tell me this isn't yours," she added, half a smile on her lips. "Didn't matter a lot to me either, in the wasteland I come from."
     
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    Denby let out a soft grunt as he plopped onto the ground next to Amy. While he seemed to be completely relaxed, she knew that he was still waiting for any signs that things were about to go south. There was no instruction she could give that would make him stop being ready to fight any threats he saw being made on his master.

    Fortunately, Amy wasn't feeling threatened, just a little exasperated. Mostly, she was just annoyed at being found out. At least the other woman wasn't looking for some police or whatever security was in Orbit City. Fighting the petulance welling into her voice, she answered, "I wanted to see how they work. Maybe I could make some myself."
     
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