Dirt 5 couch co op
2011.04.05 03:55 onlyhere4thekittens Couch-to-5k
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2014.11.03 23:21 Ekot Couch Co-op
A subreddit dedicated to local cooperative video games.
2012.08.14 07:43 Reddidactyl /r/Warframe
Reddit community and fansite for the free-to-play third-person co-op action shooter, Warframe. The game is currently in open beta on PC, PlayStation 4 & 5, Xbox One & Series X/S, and Nintendo Switch.
2023.05.29 18:16 redheadgenx How I miss these. A lone survivor.
2023.05.29 18:16 Puzzleheaded-Option8 Help me find this parodic table that I used in high school (where its from)
2023.05.29 18:15 NicoDsx En quête de confrères/consoeurs de gaming
Salut à tous et toutes,
Je (H25) suis à la recherche de personnes (20 - 30 ans) pour m'accompagner dans mes sessions de gaming, je joue principalement à Hearthstone, Minecraft et Elden Ring, mais je possède aussi Overwatch, Rocket League, les Dark Souls, Stardew Valley, et d'autres jeux en co-op. Je joue principalement en fin de soirée et la nuit mais ayant actuellement beaucoup de temps libre je peux jouer un peu n'importe quand.
Outre les jeux je suis un mordu d'art en général, surtout de cinéma et musiques, et de débats. Mais je prends très peu de choses au sérieux et j'ai un humour très sarcastique et immature.
Mes DM sont ouverts, prenez soin de vous!
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2023.05.29 18:15 quechi2020 Đơn vị uy tín chuyên cung ứng và thi công màng HDPE
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Nhựa Thăng Long – Nhà cung cấp màng HDPE hàng đầu tại khu vực.
Với nguồn sản phẩm nhập khẩu màng HDPE
giá tốt và luôn có hàng sẵn tại kho, chúng tôi tự tin là đối tác uy tín cung ứng và thi công màng HDPE cho mọi khách hàng.
https://preview.redd.it/3ia6j9wg6u2b1.jpg?width=400&format=pjpg&auto=webp&s=1a88c50e99d8942734885a3c9292c64b57fcad7b Nơi bán màng HDPE uy tín
Màng HDPE đang được sử dụng rộng rãi, là sản phẩm tiện ích cho người tiêu dùng trong cuộc sống bởi đó là sản phẩm ứng dụng nhiều nhất cho việc phủ bề mặt bãi chôn lấp rác thải công nghiệp, rác thải sinh hoạt để ngăn mùi hôi thối bốc ra môi trường xung quanh gây ô nhiễm ảnh hưởng đến đời sống người dân ở vùng lân cận.
Hoặc bạt được dùng trong bể lắng, bể xử lý nước thải, ngăn nước thải ngấm vào lòng đất đi vào nước ngầm làm ô nhiễm nguồn nước; dùng lót đáy hồ nuôi tôm, nuôi cá trong các vùng nuôi tròng chuyên canh, vùng nguyên liệu chế biến thủy sản xuất khẩu….
Nhà máy Nhựa Thăng Long - Sản xuất - phân phối màng, bạt HDPE chính là địa chỉ bạn đang tìm kiếm.
Nhằm giúp khách hàng tránh mua sản phẩm bạt HDPE kém chất lượng thì bạn chọn ngay Công ty Nhựa Thăng Long để đặt hàng nhanh chóng, giao hàng nhanh, tận nơi chu đáo, cam kết giao hàng chất lượng, giá thành rẻ siêu hót.
Đặc biệt , công ty triển khai chính sách ưu đãi cho khách hàng mua số lượng nhiều thì được chiết khấu càng lớn.
Tham khảo thêm tại website thanglongvnn.com nhé! Ưu điểm và lợi ích khi sử dụng màng chống thấm HDPE
Mềm dẻo, có tính co giãn lớn, phù hợp với nhiều loại địa hình.
Thành phần của màng chống thấm không độc hại. Vì thế, nó không những có thể sử dụng để bảo vệ môi trường mà còn có thể sử dụng làm bể chứa nước ngọt.
Khả năng chống thấm và tuổi thọ của màng chống thấm sẽ gia tăng theo tỷ lệ thuận với độ dày của màng.
Với đặc tính “trơ” hóa học, màng HDPE không bị oxi hóa bởi môi trường axit, không bị xâm thực bởi hóa chất, vì thế mà tuổi thọ của màng khá cao. Cụ thể là màng chống thấm HDPE có tuổi thọ hơn 25 năm.
Tiết kiệm chi phí đầu tư hơn so với các biện pháp thi công truyền thống. Mặt khác việc thi công màng chống thấm khá dễ dàng, không đòi hỏi nhiều nhân công và máy móc. Liên hệ với chúng tôi
Mọi quan tâm cần được tư vấn và hỗ trợ, hãy liên hệ ngay với chúng tôi:
Nhà máy Nhựa Thăng Long
Sản xuất - phân phối màng, bạt HDPE
Kho hàng màng HDPE Miền Bắc
Địa chỉ: 97 phố Cầu Bây –phường Sài Đồng – quận Long Biên – Hà Nội (cách chân cầu Thanh Trì 200 mét, QL 5 cũ, Hà Nội)
Nhà máy sản xuất màng HDPE Thăng Long: lô 3 KCN Đại Kim – Bắc Ninh
Số điện thoại: 0986 607 004 – 0913 68 77 86 (Mr.Quý)
Kho hàng màng HDPE Miền Nam
Kho trung chuyển hàng Trọng Tấn – cuối đường Lê Thị Riêng – phường Thới An – Quận 12 – Tp.HCM. Số điện thoại 0916 95 95 75 – gặp Ms. Hằng
Giao hàng tận nơi tới các tỉnh miền Trung trên lộ trình xe hàng chạy từ Hà Nội vào TP.HCM
Giao hàng tới các Chành xe tại TP.HCM đi các tỉnh miền Tây: Bến Tre, Trà Vinh, Sóc Trăng, Cà Mau, Bạc Liêu, Tiền Giang, Kiên Giang
2023.05.29 18:15 KCRoyalsBot Game Thread: Royals @ Cardinals - Mon, May 29 @ 01:15 PM CDT
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2023.05.29 18:14 MyPersonalVentAcc One of the biggest fights happened before my very eyes, and I don't know how to feel.
Hi! I'm a 15 year old girl. (Background and characters:) My mother, (37f) is a clean freak with severe OCD. She loves a clean house. She spends a lot of her day cleaning up to three times a day (probably more lol).
My sister N is 18, she has just graduated a few days ago! N is messy, she doesn't care about a little mess. She doesn't do her laundry, she doesn't make her bed, she doesn't clean up after herself. But in her defense, she needs back surgery, so that's her excuse. And she's going through a lot, she's a hard worker, she studies and struggles a lot with her dispraxia.
There's my mom's bf P, he's messy too.
Story: yesterday my sister N was in the bathroom taking a bath. She loves to do that for around 1-3 hours, she enjoys relaxing after studying/anything hard/a hard day overall. The bath was left for a while so obviously it got cold, N waited until the end of the day to get in when it was luke-warm. By that time P had turned the water off to my mothers command. After that N had texted me, asking me to check, so I did and told her it was off.
The next thing I hear is N getting out of the bath, unlocking the door, pounding on my mother's door (she keeps it locked) and P opens
They began arguing, I couldn't hear it all but from what i gather it went like this
P: -unlocks door - wha- N: why did you turn the water off? My bath is cold and I don't even have any water to wash my hair P: your mother told me to. N: well I needed to wash my hair!!
From what I heard from downstairs either P slammed the door on her or she pulled it shut. Then she went into the bathroom, slamming the door again, and draining the water. She began screaming about how she "can't even FUCKING wash my hair in this house" and screamed "FUCK YOU!!!!" and continued talking to herself before my mother yelled from her room to shut up.
The next day.
I had woken up to my mother yelling, "Op! Where's the yellow liquid?" (she's talking about yellow cleaning stuff. I had cleaned the house with it yesterday) I responsed "I don't know, I put it back" But of course she continued yelling, by that time I was up and preparing getting dressed for our appointment at CAMHS (It's a place that helps Minors with high anxiety and depression)
My mother turned her anger to N, yelling about what happened last night. It begun, the screaming match. This is all i can recall as I was also crying (I never cry. I usually just sit in silence, )
Mom was yelling at N, N was screaming back and started bawling about how she's suffering too, about how she's in pain too, and about how mom abuses us and screams all the time (she does) mom screamed back that she's only screaming because N doesn't clean up after herself, and about how she's always a slave to N (something she says often) It goes back in forth with N saying that mom screams all the time and mom screaming back about how she's a slave, and had just lost her sister in the last year, and she never had time to grieve.
I was just in my bed crying. After they were done screaming my mom called me to sort the clothes. Finding what's mine, she saw I was crying and was a bit shocked since I never cry. She talked in a gentle manner to me to just find my clothes.
My mom said she didn't want me to be upset. She said that N was making out to be her fault, I stayed silent, she sighed and said it was both their fault, I nodded and walked passed.
I got dressed and mom said we weren't going to the appointment anymore because it was just to discuss my antidepressants (which I have, its just to talk about how it's going) I said fine, now I'm on the couch typing this out. My mom wants me to calm down and not be upset before leaving. She said she's keeping a close eye on me because she's afraid I'll commit suicide.
I'm just so confused on how to feel. My chest hurts. My cheeks are wet. This can't be normal.
Id really appreciate any feedback at all, maybe about who's in the wrong? Maybe about how i should feel? I'm happy to answer questions...
TL;DF: my ocd mother is screaming at my sister about being messy and rude to her. It ended up becoming a screaming match between the two.
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2023.05.29 18:14 dl12334 Co Op Acceptance
Hey, so I applied for co op and it said that my application would be sent on the 15th and take 5-7 business days to process.
How do I know if I got accepted or rejected ? It’s been more than 5-7 days and I haven’t received an email, so I was just curious.
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2023.05.29 18:13 YellowTurtle0130 More songs like this?
2023.05.29 18:13 Phat-Dabz-Ok What an absolute game changer from the weekend. Pet at 69 kc too ?! Jagex you naughty naughty.. Unfortunately, we are still looking for our BGS hilt for our TOAs 3
2023.05.29 18:12 TheMoondance Is there any reason NOT to fear AI?
Sorry if this isn't the right kind of post to make here, I'm new to this sub, but this has been on my mind a lot lately. Last night, I nearly had a panic attack while thinking about the future that artificial intelligence holds for us and how unlikely it is that we will be able to stop its progression before its intelligence far exceeds our own. I've tried to find ways to rationalize this for myself, such as saying that humans control AI and we are therefore in control of it in that way or that AI is still only replicating human intelligence even if it happens to be doing it faster, but a lot of it comes back to the central question of when we lose that control or when AI becomes capable of figuring things out that we aren't. These fears haven't been assuaged by looking into the topic, especially when even Time
is publishing op-eds saying that the human race is on track for extinction if AI isn't reined in, and that we may have already missed our window for stopping it. That becomes even scarier when I see that the magazine was singing a vastly different tune only 5 years ago
I just need someone to give me one reason, if any there are, that I should not fear the rise of AI in our daily lives. Thus far, I have not really seen
the impacts of AI in real life; everywhere I go still has human employees, very few of the processes that I've seen people worry about getting replaced by AI seem to actually be getting
replaced, and most of the stuff about AI that I have seen has been online. But I wonder if that's simply because I'm blind to the realities of these things. I've been feeling like life is basically pointless if AI can do everything we can but better, especially as someone who wants to go into journalism.
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2023.05.29 18:11 Long-Dare8861 Advice needed on cycling a tank for newbie…
I’m about to set up my new 5.4 gallon tank and I’m a bit confused about cycling. I read the wiki about it (the one attached to this sub) and I also read about it on aquarium co-op. I’m confused. The wiki seems to recommend fishless cycling using ammonia and fish food as the best method, while aquarium co-op says fish-in cycling is the most common and if you’re doing a planted tank (which I am) that would be best way to cycle. But I read something somewhere else saying that plants should be added after the tank is cycled. I’m not clear on which way to go to start cycling a small tank that I intend to plant. Can people give me some advice on what has worked for them and what might be the best route for a beginner to go?
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2023.05.29 18:10 Specialist-Flow2655 FFS ruined my life. FFS isn’t the saver for some.
I had FFS surgery with Justine Lee at UCLA in 2021. However, this surgery turned out to be the most disastrous and regretful decision I’ve ever made in my whole life. Almost everything is poorly done. She shaved very little bone around my jaw but my face is sagging severely, and as a result my lower face looks wider due to sagging than pe up when my lower face was totally fine. My nose tip ended up with less support and flatter due to her poorly done septoplasty. My chin is still numb and ptotic even after 2 years of healing. The most problematic thing is she gave me a 5 mm brow bone reduction even though I told her repeatedly I only want 2 mm at most. It is considered super unattractive to have a flat nose and flat forehead in Asia. I feel so much worse and severely depressed about my face than pre op. But she’s wondering free and not held responsible for ruining my face and life. She should be held responsible for this.
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2023.05.29 18:09 Substantial_Team_683 New To Anthurium World
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Dudes!!! I scored this Anthurium Clarinervium butt for wicked cheap. Has 3 active growth points and so many roots! Brought it home and set it up in my cab with a humidity hat...homemade 🤣 This is a new level for me as everything in the past has had a leaf. Give me the anthurium specs that I can't find on Google. Basically what has and has not worked for you. submitted by Substantial_Team_683 to Anthurium [link] [comments]
2023.05.29 18:08 RakeMeSenpaiuwu [NEWBIE] Hey guy's i am planning to buy my first electric guitar. Never learned guitar before. Please suggest
My budget isnt a lot so I'm leaning towards second hand one's. I shortlisted a few model's on the second hand site and some of these model's were within my budget:- 1. Ibanez grg121dx gio series 2. Esp ltd h51 3. Ibanez grg170dx 4. Esp ltd ec10 5. ltd viper 6. Yamaha 012 7. Cort cr100 les paul
Btw I'm a complete beginner, but I'm really looking forward to getting good at guitar. I got inspired through an anime(Bocchi the rock xD), kinda a corny reason to start learning but i never appreciated music(specially guitar) before watching that show. I usually like Pop, rock, edm, metal and even jrock. Looking to play anime op/ed's as well. So please suggest me accordingly, and any sources to start learning, amp suggestions etc. are all welcome. Thank You :-)
Edit: Also, Please do tell what thing's to keep in mind before i buy a second hand guitar. I don't have a friend who plays guitar so i practically know nothing about how to check the quality of the guitar
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2023.05.29 18:08 dcoughler Looking for interesting adventures
Hey there! I'm looking for some interesting CoC adventures, somewhere around the 3-5 hours range. Where's the best place to look and can you recommend anything?
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2023.05.29 18:07 JCavcuh TAX 341 with Sun Lee
Has anyone taken TAX 341 - Federal Income Taxes with Sun Lee before? I am planning on taking it while on co-op since it is offered at night. Was wondering if anyone had any experience with the professor as they aren't on rate my professor. Any feedback would be appreciated
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2023.05.29 18:07 bajbye I actually wanna cry
2023.05.29 18:05 AutoLovepon Kimi wa Houkago Insomnia • Insomniacs after school - Episode 8 discussion
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2023.05.29 18:04 NSFWorld2 Citadel of Ash Gazette -No. 21 "The statistics of [IXXXI] and [TERRA] War. Day: 192 Season 19 Week: 11
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Citadel of Ash Gazette, Monday 29 of May, 2023
This is the Citadel of Ash Gazette, an Albionian
"i'll create a new post whenever i am in the mood",
newspaper based in the dungeons under the Citadel with a continental influence and readership.
TODAY WE COMPARE [TERRA] - [IXXXI]/[STRNG] FIGHTS VS [TERRA] - [IXXXI]/[STRNG]/HANDHOLDERS.
The 11th week
has passed with a huge change
. [WARL] didn't
show up to help [TERRA]
in any main fight. Today we compare
this week's fights
with [IXXXI]/[STRNG] handholding
with someone and without handholding
Battleboard Season 19 Week 11 (22-05-2023 - 28-05-2023): 22-05-2023, 17:34 UTC - 28-05-2023, 17:59 UTC
The past week [WARL] didn't help [TERRA] in any major fight
. Why? what happened? is this the beginning of a bad relatioship?
we will see the next weeks.
The moment that we all waiting for. This time we compine
when they fight [TERRA] against [IXXXI]/[STRNG]
, in the other hand we compine
when they fight [TERRA]/ Mono Con Navaja against [IXXXI]/[STRNG]/[FFlow]/[BOBER]Fax/[SRN] Mayem Corp/Confidentiality
, and we compare them
[IXXXI]/[STRNG]/[FFlow]/[BOBER]Fax/[SRN] Mayem Corp/Confidentiality/[SEND] Escalation* vs [TERRA]/ Mono Con Navaja (the past week [WARL] didn't help): when they are handholding. 22-05-2023 - 28-05-2023, 18 UTC
*yesterday, sunday 28-05-2023, [STRNG] paid [SEND] Escalation
to help them defend their main terry in Rivercopse Fount because no one else massed for it, niether [IXXXI]
or the other handholders. There is a roumor they paid 110 million silver to protect them
[IXXXI]/[STRNG] vs [TERRA]: when they don't handholding. 22-05-2023 - 28-05-2023, 18 UTC
[TERRA] won nine
out of eleven fights against [IXXXI]/[STRNG]
, and [IXXXI]/[STRNG] won two
out of eleven. Here we have to mention [TERRA]
didn't have the help of [WARL]
so it was 1vs2
and they had to deal
with two fronts
. Also we have to mention that [TERRA] outnambered
in two out of their nine wins. The other fights where equal numbered
in the other hand [TERRA] lost all seven
fights against [IXXXI]/[STRNG]/handlolders
In a few words, the past week [FFlow], [BOBER]Fax, [SRN] Mayem Corp and Confidentiality
were carrying [IXXXI]
Total kills and deaths
[IXXXI]: kills: 11.284 deaths: 13.030
[TERRA]: kills: 13.702 deaths: 15.381
[STRNG]: kills: 5.154 deaths: 5.844**
** including deaths and kills when they were handholding with [TERRA].
If you like Citadel of Ash Gazette upvote, share and spread the newspaper.
Thank you and see you next week.
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2023.05.29 18:04 oldNo_44 Mystery dirt?
I have a 2nd floor bath with the "tile look" panels in the shower. I decided this was the time to re-caulk around the tub because it needed to be done. As I was scraping out the old caulk, one area seemed to have a lot of this dirt behind it. It was gritty too, almost like sand or shingle debris. The wall behind this section is split between the roof angling down across it, so the top is an outside wall and a small 2.5 foot by 1 foot unfinished "storage" area at the lower end. Any idea what this debris
is, rotten wood and construction chaff or something worse? House is from the 40's.
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2023.05.29 18:04 AutoLovepon Isekai wa Smartphone to Tomo ni. 2 • In Another World With My Smartphone Season 2' - Episode 9 discussion
Isekai wa Smartphone to Tomo ni. 2
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2023.05.29 18:02 Seamoose_Art NoP 2177: Black Terminal 
All credit for the world goes to u/spacepaladin15
. I hope you enjoy! (and if you didn't, I'd be happy to hear your critique)
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Trish, Venlil civilian Date [Standardized Human Time]:
February 28th, 2177 Location:
Lower sprawl of City 23, Venlil Prime
Trish didn’t make any noise to announce her presence. Her jet-black dyed fur blended in with the soft shadows. By the time anyone noticed her, she could’ve been standing there for a solid quarter-claw. She’d made a sort of game out of it, seeing how well she could keep hidden under Sasha’s all-observant eyes. Of course, everyone who could notice her was sprawled out on various couches and chairs, overfull on stew and lost in the flow of conversation. That helped. In the dim lighting and complete absence of alertness, she could even smooth out her fur with a paw and not draw any notice from them, provided she did so quietly.
Watching people from the shadows instead of greeting them was predatory behavior, or so she’d been told; in school, she was repeatedly reprimanded for not socializing properly with the other Venlil. When they forced her to stop spending so much time alone, she chose to spend time with the few human kids. They were more interesting, and they didn’t yell at her because her tail and ears didn’t move like they were supposed to. She’d never seen any of those humans sit back and watch like she did; they were nothing if not sociable, although they always seemed to know when she’d talked enough and gave her space before she started to panic. Some “predators” they were.
They were nice kids. Sometimes she wondered what facility she’d be rotting in if one of them didn’t teach her the basics of writing Fl-sharp on an old, beat up datapad. When her teachers brought in assessors, she’d talked with one of them about programming for so long that they decided to forgo the tests entirely, assuming that such a talkative kid couldn’t have predator disease. Trish could barely bring herself to speak for days afterwards in a fog of social exhaustion, but the act had been worth it.
Minutes of self-absorbed self-reflection, and still nobody had noticed her. Perhaps James had butterfingered some sedatives into their food on accident? She decided to finally make herself known with a sharp tail lash against the wooden floor.
“...Trish. I suppose you’ll tell us why we’re all here.” Sasha groggily rose to look at her as she stepped out into the light. The rest mimicked the action, dragging themselves out of stew-induced stupor to focus their attention. Trish cleared her throat.
“Thank you all for coming. I’ve gotten word of another package on the way. It’s from her.
That got their attention. James nearly fell over from twisting around to look at her. “Our mysterious unnamed benefactor again, so soon? What’s it this time, more books? Earth music?”
“Much better. It’s another unmarked.”
Last time they’d gotten an unmarked package from her, it had turned out to be a pair of pistols. Kinetic weaponry which would tear right through the flame/plasma resistant exterminator suits, though it also kicked like hell. One of them was given as a gift to a friend who lived on the dark side of Venlil Prime, and the other was concealed in Tressa’s coat. The prospect of something similar filled them all with equal excitement and dread.
“And no, I don’t have any idea what it is. All she said was to ‘be gentle with it’. It’s set to be delivered…”
Trish checked her pad again, quietly hoping that the words on the screen had somehow changed. They hadn’t.
“...at the Rising Star hotel, the one right next to the new spaceport.”
A single groan of frustration expressed itself through four different people. Tressa was the first to speak. “You’re kidding me. She’s seriously asking you to… not just the upper layer, mind you, a spaceport!
The place’ll be crawling with those flamethrower freaks, one at every corner!”
"I know. And she thinks it’s worth the risk trying to get it to us anyway, whatever it is. So we’re doing it.”
There was silence, as every one of them tried to find a reason it wasn’t worth it. Even Trish, who’d already gone through this whole process nearly a paw ago when she got the message, tried one more time to write the idea off. All of them failed. The potential reward was just too great, and it wasn’t worth breaking the trust of their fixer. She was putting a hell of a lot on the line and blindly hoping they’d reciprocate.
With a long, exaggerated sigh, James rose from his sprawled lounge to a semi-respectable slouch. “So I’m taking it that this isn’t a solo op, is it. Who’re you looking to take?”
“All of us.”
Trish spoke in a clear, somewhat monotone voice which completely belied her nerves at her proposal. Truth be told, they didn’t need to come at all. Not for practical reasons. Some of them could certainly be useful, of course, but that was hardly cause to drag every one of them out for what really could
be a solo operation. No, the real reason was far dumber than that.
The first time she’d noticed it was the night she met Burai. It was a miserably cold night, and she was nearly running to get home. Her route took her past the Tipped Quill, although at the time she’d barely noticed the building. Without any signage (much less the extensive remodeling that would come later), the establishment blended in with a thousand other dilapidated buildings on the street. She paid it no mind.
Or she would’ve
paid it no mind, but something stopped her. A physical feeling, an icy tightness around her stomach which pulled towards the bar like a magnet. She stopped, wheeled around; Burai was sitting on the front steps, checking something on his pad and shivering lightly in the wind. She’d seen the old Gojid a handful of times, but never talked to him before. She’d never had any reason to. Without thinking, without even understanding what exactly she was doing, she started to double back.
It happened again a few weeks later, in a seedy restaurant on the border of Sweetwater. This time, instead of pulling her in, it was dragging her out with urgent force. She’d already finished her food and paid, so she just let it happen, watching with curiosity as it forced her into a half-sprint away from the building. It wasn’t until she’d rounded a corner that she heard the telltale roar of flamethrowers, and by then she’d already been ferried away from the chaos.
And again, commanding her to follow a digital trail that led her straight to their mysterious contact who’d turned out to be a veritable goldmine of banned materials, books and foods and a working firearm
. And again, suggesting that she double back into the bar where she’d find Burai choking on a starfruit and unable to breath. The feeling had no words to speak with, but its command was always clear. And right now, it was telling her in no uncertain terms that the entire group needed to come along for the retrieval.
Of course, she couldn’t tell them the real reason why she wanted them to all go. She’d been making up excuses all evening, practicing a few to the bathroom mirror and shower wall. She braced herself for an explosion of hostility at the inane suggestion, squared her shoulders for the coming argument.
The silence in the room started to tear at Trish’s spirit. Were they so nonplussed that they wouldn’t even dignify her with a response? She felt tension building in her throat, thick enough to choke on. Maybe if she fainted on the spot, they’d take some pity on her. She never was a fainter, but if she forced herself to stop breathing she could make something work…
“Ahh… yeah. I thought we might, given your message.” Tressa began with a stifled yawn. “So how long do we have before leaving? Enough to get some rest?” His tail swished lazily across the floor; Trish didn’t need to remember the fine details of tail language to see the lack of distress in the movement. James went back to his sprawled position, muttering something about clearing his schedule.
Trish looked at him incredulously, and he failed to return the gesture. All of them were acting as though this was a sane, normal thing to request, starting to quietly chatter about the details of the mission in the same casual register they’d been using all night to discuss food and friends and work.
“All of you.” Trish made her voice firm. “Do you understand what I’m asking? This will not be a risk free mission, a ‘walk in the park’. Tressa, you said as much a moment ago. You didn’t seem so cavalier about this idea then.”
“Nothing we do is risk free.” James countered. “Even meeting here is a risk, right? And besides, I’ve been stuck down here too long. It’s high time I got some fresh air.”
That was hardly a real reason. Even Trish could come up with a better excuse than that.
…She decided to let it lie. If they were willing to go, there was no point in pushing back. They weren’t dumb; they knew the risks. If they didn’t want to tell her the reason they were so eager to jump on a pointlessly over-crewed retrieval mission, so be it. Who was she, to tell them to be honest with her about their motivations?
Trish leaned against a nearby couch and slumped into a more comfortable position, feeling her heart rate restabilize and her mind resharpen. Pulling out the pad again, she mulled over the details of the message one more time before speaking up.
“What we’re looking for is a light gray backpack with the UN logo on it. As I said, it’ll be handed over in the Rising Star hotel; exact location is still pending. We’ve got about 10 hours before we need to leave.”
She desperately hoped she had the time conversion between claws and hours correct, or she’d be dealing with either four underslept liabilities or a very irritated fixer who wouldn’t accept “slept in” as a reasonable excuse.
“We’ll need a few minutes to get prepared before taking Beast, and the trip up could take a couple hours if there’s really bad traffic. I’m sure you all understand why we need to be there immediately, so that possibility is what I’m planning around. That should give you all plenty of time to rest.”
Taking the multiple sighs of relief as her cue, Trish picked herself up from the floor and stalked off to one of the rooms she’d claimed as her own. She never liked these face-to-face chats, but at least the hardest part of her work was done. In the morning, she could focus on the relatively simple task of actually retrieving the package. The thought of the trip up wasn’t pleasant, per se (Beast wasn’t exactly a reliable steed), nor was the prospect of traipsing around the upper layer of City 23. Though it was undeniably beautiful, they’d be under the ever-watchful eye of the Federation at all times. Still, the stress of surveillance couldn’t hold a candle to the stress of social confrontation. Compared to that ordeal, the trip couldn't be anything but smooth sailing.
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