Jack Baker

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  1. @driz June 12, 20XX 7:00 PM Sanctuary, Apploosa ------------------------------------------ Raze drove the small sedan along the dirt road, occaisonally looking left to admire the scenery ahead of him. After traveling out of the small town and through 4 miles of wetland, he was now on a small forest path, approaching his destination. The path split into two, and he turned towards the right. From here, it would be only about three minutes before they arrived. As he drove, he thought about the job at hand. The details of it seemed pretty weird. After all, the property had only been abandoned three years, and now ghosts suddenly show up? To him, it didn't make much sense, but then again, the supernatural doesn't really work in ways you'd expect. He dismissed the thought, then slowly brought the car to a stop when he saw the road end. They had arrived. "Alright, this is the place," he said to his partner, getting out of the car. "From here, it should be a short walk to the main property." He pointed in front of where he parked the car, where a smaller dirt path led deeper into the forest. "Come on, let's get set up."
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    @Driz ((OOC: Terribly sorry again for the long wait, I had been very busy over the past couple of weeks)) Raze gave her a confused look, then shook his head. "Really...?" he said. He looked back at the painting. It looked like he needed to form the silhouette of a spider using the projector, but he couldn't find anything in the room that looked remotely close to it. "Well, there's nothing here..." he said. "Maybe we should backtrack..." He walked out of the room, all the way back to the place where he shot the hornet nest. He saw a fireplace... with an eerie glow coming out of it. He ducked under and saw that there was a tunnel leading deeper into the house. "Hey, I think I found something!" he called out to Lory, before crawling inside. He found himself in a long, concrete hallway with a door at the end.
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    @Driz "Yeah," Raze said, taking the sketch from her and opening the door, heading outside again. He walked back to the kitchen of the old house, finding another door that led to a small hallway. Another door was in front of him a few inches away, and he opened it. He found himself in a small room, filled with various junk. Nothing really caught his attention, save for a small projector flashing light in front of a small painting. "Oh, great... another one of these weird devices..." he said. Next to the projector was an entrance leading to a brightly lit porch overlooking the swamp. Heading out, he looked to his right. There was a familiar looking piece of metal on top of some trash bags. He looked at the flamethrower sketch and saw that it was part of the flamethrower, the trigger handle. He picked it up. "Alright, that's one piece..." he said. He walked back to the projector room, observing it. "Hmm... what if the other piece is behind here?" he asked Lory. "See if you can find something to cast a shadow on this thing."
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    @Driz "No problem," Raze said to her, standing up and slinging his shotgun over his shoulder. "So, anyway... what are we gonna do about these bugs...?" he asked, staring at the desk. Suddenly, something caught his eye. On top of it was a small sheet of paper, with a very detailed sketch of some sort of device. From what he could gather, it looked like some sort of homemade flamethrower. There was a note attached to it. "Misplaced the parts around here. Need to find them..." he read aloud. "Huh..."
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    @Driz Raze sat there in silence, contemplating what Lory had just told him. He scooted closer toward her and put a reassuring hand on her shoulder. "...He got what he deserved," he said to her. "And that's all that matters. No need to take it any farther than that. You're not a coward; you're anything but. The fact that you even allowed him to live after that takes a lot of guts, and a lot of self control. You've got nothing to regret." He smiled slightly, moving his hand under her chin, raising it so that she was looking at him. "C'mon, no need to beat yourself up over it. It's all in the past now, and you'll never see him again. Just focus on the things in front of you, you know?"
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    @Driz Raze was checking how much ammo he had when he heard Lory bring up the topic. He stopped and slowly turned around, brow raised. "...No?" he said, confused. "No, I... don't think you ever did." He grabbed one of the chairs and sat down. "What happened?"
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    @Driz When they made it through the room, Raze opened the door to see they were now in a small kitchen of some sort. He turned to his immediate right. There was a large metal container with chain link doors. Inside, he could see some useful supplies: shotgun shells and a first aid med. However, the doors were covered in large, dangerous looking spiders. "Ugh... looks like there's more than just hornets we're dealing with..." he said. He looked around and found a door a few feet in front of the cabinet. He opened it, finding himself outside. Ahead, there was a small drawbridge of some sort above swampy water, leading to a small shack ahead. The crank was missing, though, and the crank mechanism was also covered in another hornet nest. To his left, there was another, small dimly lit shack a few feet ahead. He quickly made his way over, inspecting the inside. It looked safe, nothing but a small desk and a couple of chairs, along with some shelves lined with trinkets. He closed the door behind them. "I say we take another break," he said to Lory. "Figure out how we're gonna approach this..."
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    @Driz Raze sighed. "Wait for it..." He leaned against the wall as he heard the hornets' angry buzzing died down as they dissipated and spread out. The room was now clear to enter. "See? They calm down eventually, and they won't bother us anymore with their nest gone," he said to Lory. "Now come on. We need to keep looking for that serum..." He walked back inside the room.
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    @Driz Raze looked at the hive, then shivered. There was only one way they were going to get through this room, and it was through that nest. Suddenly, however, he had an idea. "Hold up," he said to Lory. "I just thought of something." He equipped the shotgun and pumped it once. "When I say run... book it back out the way we came, alright?" He took a deep breath, aimed the shotgun at the nest, and fired. It exploded into a million pieces, but also angered the hornets surrounding it. "SHIT!!" he exclaimed. "Run for it!!!" He quickly turned around and opened the door leading back to the entrance of the house, quickly shutting it behind him when they were both through. He was gasping for breath as he listened to the hornets rage in the other room. "Holy hell... Celestia above..." he cursed under his breath.
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    @Driz Raze looked back at the nest. "Yeah, maybe... if this path even leads to an upstairs," he said. "Let's... backtrack, go to the other door I saw." He went back to the room they were in before and entered the door to the right of the main entrance. He stopped in his tracks. "Oh you've gotta be kidding me..." he said as he saw another hornet nest stuck to the ceiling of the room. There was furniture scattered everywhere as well, making the simple room feel more like a winding maze.
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    @Driz Raze looked at Lory with slight disbelief. "...What? Are you--? Seriously?" He shook his head, then continued walking. "Fucking hell..." He found a slightly narrow path next to the broken down part of the room, leading to a door. He entered inside, and the first thing he saw was a message written in red paint. "She's upstairs. Don't go up..." he read aloud. He scratched his head. "Hmm..." He turned to his immediate right, and almost jumped back. "Holy shit!!" he yelled as he saw what looked like a giant hornet's nest. Dozens of small hornets were flying around it, protecting their home.
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    @Driz Raze tried to follow the other hornet around, waiting for the right moment to strike. After a few seconds, the hornet immediately stopped in front of him, giving him enough time to line up his gun and shoot. One bullet was enough to blow it up into tiny chunks. Raze sighed, looking at the bug's remains. "Ugh..." he said. "This just got a whole lot worse..." ((Sorry for the delay, been busy ))
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    @driz "Pshhh," Raze said, waving his hand in dismissal. "She doesn't know what's happened to him. And what she doesn't know won't hurt her. Let's just get this over with..." He opened the large wooden double doors and stepped inside. The interior was a mess. To the left, an entire chunk of the house has collapsed and was flooded with water. To his right was a door that led further in. In front of him, two large hornets were resting against a wall. He was shocked at how big they were, about the size of a soccer ball. When he stepped closer, they took off, buzzing around both of them. "Shit!" Raze said, unholstering his new handgun and taking aim, though he couldn't get a clear shot.
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    @driz Raze suspiciously eyed the saw in Lory's hands. "Just... please be careful swinging that if I'm next to you..." he said to her, then slowly opened the door. He went behind the trailer and found the gate Dawn was talking about. He opened it, following the path down and finding himself at an old covered bridge. Various old baby dolls and their parts hung on ropes by their necks, along with rusted buzzsaw blades. "...Dope," he remarked sarcastically at the decorations, slowly crossing the bridge. Ahead of him, he could see the old house. It was rather large, with a dim light coming through from the windows. "Right then," he said as he made his way to the entrance, waiting for Lory to catch up.
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    @driz "Yeah, I will," Raze said. "Imagine if you were in her shoes. Would you rather be stuck here, or would you want someone to save you?" He quickly went over to the supply crate Dawn had mentioned and opened it up. Inside was a rather large backpack, along with a few bottles of first aid med and a small gun repair kit. At the way bottom of the crate was a small electric buzzsaw, with a couple of batteries for it. He opened the gun repair kit and set the broken Colt handgun on the kitchen counter. After fiddling around with the kit parts for a while, he managed to repair the broken trigger mechanism. "Now we're talking..." he said. He picked up the handgun and holstered it, then took the rest of the supplies and buzzsaw and gave them to Lory. "You're gonna need this," he said to her.
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    @driz Raze slowly nodded his head in understanding. "Uh-huh..." he said. Suddenly, the phone sitting on the wardrobe began to ring. He stood up to go and get it. "Yeah?" he said. "I see you made it out of the house. Good," Dawn Goldhoof said on the other end. "You two are the first I've seen to make it this far." "Alright, look, you need to tell me what this is. What the hell is your family doing? There was a long pause, before she finally spoke again. "It wasn't always like this... my family and I have come down with something. To put it simply... we're sick. No, not just sick; infected." Raze was confused. He couldn't believe what he was hearing. "Wait a minute... infected? With what?" "I'm not sure... but I know that's what's causing my family to go insane. Another pause. "I need you to do something for me." "What is it? Is it gonna help us get out of here?" "Yes, now listen. I can't leave the property unless I get this infection out of me." "Ok... is there a way to do that?" "...There's a serum I need. It should clear this stuff right out of you, as long as you're not too far gone." "I'm assuming your family is 'too far gone' then?" "There's no hope for them... but there is hope for someone here other than me. The girl you met before, when you first came here." "You mean Honey Glow?" "Yes, her. She doesn't look like she's reached the point of no return yet. You can help her as well... assuming you'd want to." "Of course I'm gonna help her! Now... where's this serum you're talking about?" "If I knew where it was, I'd already be long gone," she said with a slight chuckle. "However, I think my mother has hidden some in the old house somewhere. There's a gate leading there behind the trailer." "Alright then." "Oh, there's a green supply crate next to my bed filled with things you could use. Take whatever you need." He turned to the left, noting the large crate. "Got it." "I'll be in touch." She hung up, and Raze put the phone down. He turned to Lory. "Looks like we're going serum hunting."
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    @driz "...What?" Raze said. "It means what it means. I think you look cute. You know... like endearing? You need a dictionary or something?" He leaned back in his chair, staring at the ceiling again. "You act as if you've never been called that before... Wait." He looked back down again to face her. "Don't tell me that's actually the case."
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    @driz Raze's nose scrunched up slightly at the smell of the alcohol, along with his cheeks turning red from embarrassment. He looked annoyed at first, then sighed and smiled slightly. "Yeah, sure, you got me," he said. "Doesn't make what I said any less true though." He lightly tapped her right cheek with his left hand, then went to sit back down, blankly staring up into the ceiling. "On the off chance you are jealous and trying to hide it... I always thought you were kind of cute. Take that as you will."
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    @driz Raze stood up, firmly putting a hand on her shoulder to stop her, turning her around to face him. "Or... she was kidnapped and dragged in there against her will, was probably subjected to extreme amounts of torture, and the mental weight of it all finally caused her to snap. We have a videotape of her entering the property with her friends, with one of them getting killed! If you're trying to say she's one of the Goldhoof psychopaths, why would they lock her up in a cell in the first place, why not have her wandering around the house, killing other victims like us? Oh, and where was she during the whole 'dinner' scene? If she were crazy like them, I'd feel like she'd be more than happy to torture us with them. She's as much of a victim as we are." He paused for a moment. "They did something to her, I could tell. Whenever she attacked us, her face, it... changed. It looked like it was decaying, and her eyes were pitch black. I think she's turning into one of those creatures, but she's not there yet. Makes more sense than whatever nonsense you came up with. So maybe think next time before you start spouting crazy theories with no evidence, sauntering about and acting like they're fact." He leaned in closer to her face. "And even if it was true, why would you care so much? You jealous or something?"
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    @driz "Could be she's watching us from another part of the property," Raze responded. "I wouldn't be surprised to find a few hidden cameras installed throughout the house, considering all the other screwed up crap in this place..." He stared at the phone on the wardrobe. "You're not wrong in saying it could be a trap; I have my doubts as well... but we don't really have much of a choice, now do we? Besides, she didn't sound... insane. But I guess that was the case for Honey Glow too, wasn't it?" He sighed. "I say we keep going along with it, but be extra careful. If we feel like something's up we'll find another way..." He set his backpack next to him and pulled out the bottle of apple whiskey. He opened it and took a small swig to calm his nerves down. Too much of it would affect his thinking, which he desperately needed right now. He walked over to Lory and sat down in the dining chair in front of her, putting the bottle on the table.
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    @driz Raze quietly followed behind her, then went ahead and opened the door. The first thing he noticed was how well-lit the place was. In front of them was an open wardrobe, with various articles of clothing neatly hung and sorted. All of them were for women. On one of the shelves of the wardrobe was another old telephone. To his left, a bed that hadn't been made, with a Colt 1911 handgun on top of the pillow. He took it and inspected it. "Broken..." he said, sighing in disappointment. "Trigger mechanism's busted." He looked around. "Wonder if there's a gun repair kit around here..." He looked around some more. The right side of the trailer was a little dining area of sorts, with a small kitchen and table for eating. To the right of the table was a TV, still in working condition, though currently it was displaying nothing but static. "Well then..." he said, closing the trailer door and sitting on the bed. "I say we take a break here, maybe wait for her to call us."
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    @driz "...Let's leave her be for now," Raze said to Lory. "Also, don't wave your hands and ask if 'anyone's home' to the elderly, that's just rude." He walked out of the scorpion door leading back to the main hall, and to the front door. He took out the final dog head relief and and stuck in the empty space. There was a click, and the door opened. Raze quickly pushed it open and ran outside, getting the first breath of fresh air he had in hours. Granted it smelled like swamp, but that was better than the stench inside the house. Suddenly, his optimism dropped when he realized where they were. He looked around for the front gate they saw when they first arrived. It wasn't there. Instead, he saw a giant trailer in the middle of the area, along with a strange building to the left of it. "Wait, this isn't the front yard... It's the back!!" he said, turning around. Where there would have been a path to go towards front from the sides of the house were makeshift barricades made of sheet metal and covered with tons of barbed wire on the top. "Dammit... we're not out yet!!"
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    @driz They had made their way out of the basement area, and were walking up the stairs. "I don't know what's happened to her," Raze said to Lory. "Hopefully, she'll meet us in person once we get out--" He nearly jumped when he saw someone blocking his way as he rounded a corner. It was an elderly woman in a wheelchair, staring at both of them with an empty gaze, mouth slightly open. It was almost as if a corpse was staring right at them, though Raze could see signs of breathing coming from her. She didn't do anything, just stared at them. He slowly made his way past her, her head following him as he did. He shuddered. Must be another member of the family... he thought.
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    @driz Raze looked at her. "Huh? Yeah... yeah! Let's get out of here," he said, searching for the exit to the cage. He walked over to it, noting the steel blockade used to bar the door shut. He noticed it was bolted to the door. "Hmm..." He looked at the chainsaw he was holding, then revved it up, using it to cut through the blockade. It became stuck halfway through, though Raze kept pushing it down, hoping it would still cut through. After a few more seconds, it did, though it broke the chainsaw in the process. Raze dropped it on the floor and re-equipped his shotgun, quickly navigating his way out of the processing room. "We need to figure out what it is we need to do when we get out of here," he said to Lory. "This doesn't end with us leaving the property; we still need to find our way back to town... on foot."
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    @driz The swing brought Goldhoof to his knees, and he wasn't able to react quickly enough when Raze, seeing an opportunity to strike, rushed in and brought the chainsaw down on his head. It sunk into his skull halfway, stopping between his eyes. A loud squelching noise combined with the increasingly loud roar of the saw's engine could be heard as the tool's metal teeth tore through his head, blood and even small chunks of brain splattering everywhere, with the old man screaming hysterically in pain. Raze yanked it out of him, and he was on his knees once more. The left side of his neck opened up and the red fleshy substance began pouring out of the opening once again. Raze revved up the chainsaw and approached him, driving it in the substance and into Nick's shoulder. Blood and more chunks of meat sprayed everywhere, though Nick was screaming even louder this time. Raze kicked him off the saw, and he fell to the ground, struggling to get up. He was shaking uncontrollably "You... you are all gonna DIE here!!" he said, followed by the top half of his body exploding in a grotesque flash of blood and guts. Raze raised his arms, shielding himself from the gory explosion. He lowered them to see Nick's legs, fall to the ground, only to get up a second later, start walking towards Raze, and fall down again. A pool of blood began to flow from the missing upper half of his body. Raze slowly lowered the chainsaw. The room was silent, aside from the soft rumble of the chainsaw engine and the ambient echo of the large room. He stared at the pair of legs in front of him, not sure if the old man was truly dead after all this.