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28-01-2019, 12:23   #1
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MotCE - To the Lakes

Alexander waits in the lobby of union station, his contact is supposed to meet him in less than twenty seconds...

"Dobriy den', worried I would not arrive?"

The old man stands in cringy tourist shorts with an equally embarrassingly large camera about his neck.

"Bear you are looking even better than your profile photo. Here are the details..."

He hands Alexander small USB.

"...enjoy! Wait until you are on the train to read them"

He walks off and as he does he tips his hat to another younger taller man, though one who seems to one up him in the cheesy tourist stakes having come from Disneyland recently. This Goofy t-shirt wearer crosses the lobby and strikes up conversation with a young woman.

"Heta, this is the new friend we've picked out for you..."

She's shown a photograph of an attractive looking man in his forties, curly dark hair, sky blue eyes, strong hands and a suit that suggests wealth to match the looks.

"...yeah don't get too excited, the name is Stephan Fawkes head of development at Clarkson biotech, we have reason to believe he's carrying an early prototype of something nasty. Not that he intends to use it, but we need to know what it is. He probably won't be leaving his cabin much, so I suggest you make friends with the officer guarding the door.

Oh and..."

He hands her a credit card.

"...not to much alright"

Sean's superiors had left him all the details he needed. Sophia Abrigo, a minor attaché to the Spanish government was on the train and he was to make sure she made it to the other end alive. Who was a threat to her or why they never chose to tell him. Sometimes he suspected they didn't know.

Eli however had much more detail, he didn't work for a mere government after all. No, HAMMER was an organisation above any such national concerns. He knew there would be an attempt on the life of Sasuke Kobayashi. Not that Eli had to protect him. He just had to capture the assassin who would perform the kill, the dreaded Bloodroot. After or before they made the kill didn't matter.

Meryl stands at the ticket desk.

"Miss, your tickets miss, hello?"

Meryl is a bit dazed, there's something familiar about Eli, Sean, Heta and Alexander. The first people she might have recognised since she woke up.

"Miss? Miss?" Otto and Alexander wait behind Meryl hoping she takes her tickets quick enough. The two quickly recognise the martial training in the other, the subtle motions. Two people with such training boarding the same train. Coincidence? Unlikely, but each know they're here on nothing more than a simple holiday. Right?

Behind them the great detective Jacques Lefebvre stands. His guise as a simple librarian has no doubt prevented anyone from knowing who he is. The assassin Bloodroot, the possible attempt on Miss Abrigo's life, the executive Stephen Fawkes, the fact that something juicy is on Alexander's juicy, that the women in front of him recently woke up from a coma and is connected to all of this in some way. He knows all of this. How could he not, a little bit of judicious hacking of communications on his way here might have given him the edge, but he no doubt would have deduced it anyway.

And finally lugging her case into the lobby is Aurora. The taxi driver helps her with the second case and drops it in the lobby for her.

A nice simple relaxing holiday. She hoped for music, wine and love, but fate had something different in store for her....
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28-01-2019, 15:31   #2
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OOC (out of character - this is if you want to ask Four or someone else something as yourself, but not as your character): So Christopher is in the goofy t-shirt ,yeah?



Christopher flashes a charming smile at the young woman.

'Why g'day there Shiela. Are you for boarding this fine express train?'
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Meryl takes her tickets and proceeds to the platform. She studies the ticket, looking for the details of her carriage/birth.
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Sean gently approaches Meryl and asks if she's lost? Because she seems confused.

"It's nice to be nice sometimes" he says
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Alexander lightly turns the usb in his hand before tucking it safely in a hidden inseam pocket of his jacket. Whatever’s on it it will be important, that much is clear. He considers Otto- other trained agents on a train points to something bigger going on but for now it have to stay a mystery. A mental note to look again at Otto later. Perhaps all of the passengers need the same......He stepped onto the train, hoping his contact had the sense to book him a private seat in the carriage where he could consider all of this....
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Aurora makes a joke about not being a photon, and searched the face of her fellow passengers for recognition of her incredible joke. She was lonely since losing Tonto on the Cape.
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A mental note to look again at Otto later.

OOC: That's such a ww thing to say
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Jacques flashes a smile at Aurora's joke before settling down with his favourite book - the Great Gatsby. He brought a number of books on board, partially in order to keep up the pretence of being a librarian and partially because he actually enjoyed reading when there was some downtime during a case. He didn't want to go straight to his compartment because he was intrigued as to the behaviour of those boarding the train. He orders a cup of peppermint tea to sip as he reads his book and casually glances at the other passengers.
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Otto surveys his fellow passengers. He is not very impressed with what he sees.

As hula dancing is unbecoming, he decides to buy a toblerone from the trolley cart instead.
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OOC (out of character - this is if you want to ask Four or someone else something as yourself, but not as your character): So Christopher is in the goofy t-shirt ,yeah?
OOC: The Goofy t-shirt guy is Molly's contact, sorry for the mix up
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Meryl takes her tickets and proceeds to the platform. She studies the ticket, looking for the details of her carriage/birth.
The ticket indicates she's on the fourth carriage. Not first class, but definitely not shabby either, on most other lines the level of service would be first class.

Looking ahead she sees the fourth carriage is a bright blue colour. A few others have gotten on already but it seems she is well in time.
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OOC: The Goofy t-shirt guy is Molly's contact, sorry for the mix up

OOC: No probs. You want me to remove my response post?
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Alexander lightly turns the usb in his hand before tucking it safely in a hidden inseam pocket of his jacket. Whatever’s on it it will be important, that much is clear. He considers Otto- other trained agents on a train points to something bigger going on but for now it have to stay a mystery. A mental note to look again at Otto later. Perhaps all of the passengers need the same......He stepped onto the train, hoping his contact had the sense to book him a private seat in the carriage where he could consider all of this....
One of the attendents takes Alexander's ticket.

"Oh...executive, follow me this way"

He takes Alexander to one of the quieter carriages. There seems to be a large comfortable seat laid out for him with a side table.

An older gentleman smiles as he comes nodding at him from behind an newspaper. They are the only two here.

The attendant turns to him.

"Here's the internet password Sir and would you like tea or coffee while you wait before we leave?"
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