Jet Stingray [RF]
Fusion Phoenix [Armored] [RF]
Out <O> leads to Admiral's Way East - RHQ Australia.
South <S> leads to Research Labs - RHQ Australia.
Jet Stingray merely is on his medical table, playing a game of blackjack using his personal datapad. Since he was brought here he has no idea of what upper brass plans to do, and considering he is so high ranking, he figures that he has to wait for Iris, Colonel, or General to let him out... General he has no problem with... But Colonel has never been a fan of Jet's 'less professional' side and he got Iris more than a little irked at him... He's not a fan of putting his life into her hands.
[RADIO: (E) RF-Chatter] Advisor Jet Stingray transmits, "Um, hey, anyone up for getting me some food while I'm stuck in the Repair Bay?"
Flare Feline is just one rank below you now, but not close enough, sorry Jet. The new Commander takes a few steps into the medbay, and sees Jet there. He looked for him last night, to no avail. But here he is, thankfully. He sighs and takes a few steps in "So I take if you've had a hard couple of days eh?"
Jet Stingray sighs as he hears Flare, turning off his datapad and putting it away. "Nothing beats finding out that you had something in you to make you think you where crazy after losing a race to a chic that doesn't even race much. Other than that, having Iris go postal on me, and Colonel and me bound to fight anytime, it's been a walk in a park." As as been the case since he was brought in, Jet's sarcasm has reached new heights.
Iris arrives from Admiral's Way East - RHQ Australia.
Iris has arrived.
Flare Feline sighs and hmms "Well I don't know much about what happened, just what I've read in the reports. So I can't really say..." He shrugs "But from the sound if it, it was all from that chip, wasn't it? So it wasn't really your fault right?" Sure Flare doesn't likely know the whole story, he NEVER does, his comments sound sort of innocent sometimes when you think about it like that.
Jet Stingray shrugs faintly. "It doesn't matter... Besides, if I said that, not only is it a bad PR thing to have a Repliforcer with a foreign device planted on him, but it seems like I'm making excuses."
Iris breezes in, making a beeline for the desk area and having a seat there. She turns the terminal toward her, and begins perusing the day's reports.
Ring Redwing has connected.
Fusion Phoenix has left.
Flare Feline sighs and scratches the back of his head "About that, you have no idea how it could have gotten on? It's impossible to have your guard up ALL the time Jet, someone could have been looking for the chance to sabotage you? That chip apparently made you do some screwy things, but you shouldn't be held entirely responsible for it, right?"
Jet Stingray shakes his head. "Maybe... Maybe not. I would try and figure things out myself, but considering I'm not even sure I'm allowed out or access to things, I can't do much..." Jet pauses for a moment as he lays down on the table, doing it right in the mick of time to avoid seeing Iris enter. "So, you talk about Ten about going out yet? You know I ain't lying... You need to do it ASAP before something gets in the way. Believe me, there have been times in my life if I had just had the guts to save I loved someone when I did, history of the ray would have been different. Not sure you care for her that much, but still... You'll never know unless you try."
Iris hesitates for a moment, pausing to look over at Jet for a long moment. (...Oh, wait. He must be talking about...that -other- one. After the way he talked the other night, he couldn't possibly mean anything else.) Her eyes narrow briefly in thought, as she peers between Jet and Flare for a moment. Then, she turns back to the monitor on her desk.
Flare Feline chuckles lightly "I thought you might try and change the subject to that..." Flare DOES notice Iris, since he's not lying down or has his line of sight impaired in anyway. But he doesn't say anything, just nods in Iris' direction, and from Jet's point of view he could be nodding to ANYONE. "Well... actually Ten has been a bit unavailable over the past few days, gave me some time to think things over, I spoke with Redwing about it too. Good to get your feelings out in the open, ya know..." He sighs, and pauses for a few minutes "Yeah I'll talk to her, not too sure what I'll say yet, or where it'll go, but I'll try at least."
Jet Stingray shakes his head. "Come out and just say it. Want me to tell you why I had such a rough time with Iris? Because I thought because I didn't say we were dating that she would think we weren't dating. Ten isn't going to just stay the same until you ask her. Her thoughts change just like anyone else's. Sometimes that is for the better, sometimes it isn't. I would bet on a sure thing. Now beats later in stuff like this. Just holding in your emotions... It gets in the way. Only when it's for the best is it okay to not tell anyone. Since Ten isn't dating anyone, there is no problem in asking her out so just figure out what you are going to say and say it. Not rocket science here."
Iris stops again, making a 'What the HECK?!'-type expression and shaking her head. Some of Jet's 'advice' is, in her estimation, pretty wack.
Flare Feline blinks as well, wow Jet is saying all that with Iris only -right there- eh? "Well, maybe. I'm not used to this dating thing though Jet, it may come naturally to you, but not to me at all. And I obviously don't have the guts that you do, especially when it comes to saying exactly what you feel about someone, and especially when that someone is only sitting right there." Aww, Flare thought Jet KNEW Iris was here, oh well.
[RADIO: (E) RF-Chatter] Barrage Raptor transmits, "Wish me luck, guys."
[RADIO: (E) RF-Chatter] Major Iris transmits, "Oh, good luck Barrage!!"
[RADIO: (E) RF-Chatter] Flare Feline transmits, "Yep, good luck."
Jet Stingray just blinks. .oO(Sooo not my week. If I wasn't wearing any pants, it would be the last sign that this would be a nightmare...) His mind not going further to thing about the fact that he /is/ without pants, Jet merely looks over to Iris, merely waving calmly with a nervous look in his optics. .oO(No sudden moves... In case she flips, prepare Shakespear-style compliments and emergency sonnet of friendship to calm her... Darn it, I can't remember the emergency sonnet! I could be doomed!!)
Iris just looks over, and the look alone is enough to show just how LOW on her 'favorite people' list Jet is at the moment. She doesn't look ready to kill him...-yet-. Instead of commenting on anything she's heard between the pair, though, she simply asks... "Feeling better today?"
Flare Feline ulps oO(Way to go Feline...) He didn't come here with the intention of making things worse between them, or anyone actually. Sometimes he can't avoid it, the focus of the conversation seems to be placed entirely on Iris and Jet now, he'd leave, but he really doesn't want to leave them alone right now... so he endures an uncomfortable silence for a moment.
Jet Stingray shrugs faintly to Iris. "Sort of... How are you doing? Get to go any place nice lately?" .oO(Get it together... No telling when she could go off. I know! I could make up a sonnet right now! Wait a second, those things are impossible to make that fast. With that darn meter thingy and special way to ryhme lines... Maybe a catchy limmerick will do?)
Iris actually reacts to Jet's question by smiling a little bit -- not a fakey-smile, either, but a genuine one. Has Jet finally said something -right-, for a change? It would appear that way. "I went surfboarding in Rio the other day," she says, sounding pleased about it.
Flare Feline remains silent for now, just ignore him. He's just there, he's a statue! Yes, a giant 10ft tall statue that just appeared there and is eavesdropping on the conversation in plain sight. Brilliant!
"That's cool to hear. If you want a good place to get a high quality board for decent price, I got some friends in the business."
While Jet's words are cheery and calm, inside his head there is a lot of cheering and stuff like that... Like in the last scene of the original Star Wars. Still, like the original movie trio, Jet knows the 'battle' far from over. "So, um... Things are going good for you then? Other than a repliforcer saying junk that he didn't mean because he is dumb like that?" The last question would normally be a statement, but the uncertainity and faint neverousness that comes out would make it otherwise.
Iris looks across at Jet in dubious fashion. "...I don't know, Jet. It sounded like you meant those things to me," she says softly, looking back to her computer monitor. "Though why you'd lash out at me like that remains a mystery to me. ... Resentment? Anger? I fail to understand why."
Flare Feline is still there, though he feels he should say something after Iris' last comment, though also feels he shouldn't. It's not his business, right? Still, it's tough to just be there without saying anything. He bites his tongue for now though, best for Jet and Iris to do this on their own. They might do so better if he wasn't hovoring over them, but what're ya gonna do?
Jet Stingray shakes his head. "You don't understand, Iris... No one around here does. It's fine though... I admit I'm not exactly the average combat reploid here. The closest person to knowing how I am is Anthem and well, that's because we share a little in common. And that, that's just scary," he offers, ending with a sad chuckle. He sits up at last, facing away from Flare and Iris, merely looking at some MSE work on a downed 'forcer. "Just know that no matter what I seem to say, I care about you. How much? I wish I knew. Why I shouted? I guess... Frustration. At what? I figure I can let you fill in that blank however you want. Right now I want to run a few systems checks on myself, make sure there isn't anything affecting me."
He sighs faintly, turning over to Flare. "You see... There isn't anything wrong with saying what you feel. Just be careful in it... Nothing is worse then hurting the people you care about. Unless either of you have something to say, I'll see you guys around." He lays down after that, preparing to power himself down to run the tests.
Iris hmms. Her expression changes to something a bit more pensive, and she glances over at Flare briefly as she remarks to Jet... "Not for the moment. Have a good rest."
Flare Feline shakes his head for now. It's best he not say anything on the matter. So he stays there as Jet powers down, though he doesn't move to leave yet, maybe he wants to have a word with Iris?
Jet Stingray merely responds to Iris with a "I'll try... Take care of yourself, alright?" He turns his head to his other friend to say, "Oh, Flare... Remember... You better talk to Ten before I do... One of these days I'll have the chance to tightbeam her. I've missed too many good things in my life to let a cool dude like yourself do the same." His closing remarks said, he powers off.
Iris sighs, shaking her head. "You know, Flare..."
Flare Feline blinks and turns in Iris' direction. He was going to talk to her anyway "Yeah?"
Iris says, "If I didn't know any better, I'd say that he sounds jealous. Does he sound jealous to you?"
Flare Feline hmms "Jealous? Jealous over what?" That wasn't quite what he expected Iris to say, but whatever, variety is the spice of life and such.
Iris hmms. "Well...well I don't know, he just sounds like he IS. Which is kind of strange, it's not like I've TOLD him I'm dating again." She shrugs. "Oh well, maybe I was just reading him wrong or something. That was just the impression that I got."
Flare Feline headscratches "Well I'm not very good ad deciphering what people are feeling. That's kind of what he was talking about with me..." He pauses "Speaking of which, can I ask your advice on something?"
Iris grins a little bit. "Sure! What did you need?"
Flare Feline headscratches again "Well... I'm sure you overheard part of our conversation. Jet's been... trying to convince me to ask Ten out." He shrugs "Dating seems to be one thing his life revolves around, though I've never really considered much about it until now. I really don't know what to do, or how to go about it."
Iris says, "Well, you're right, he thinks a lot about it, but...he was created with a great deal of social function in mind, remember. And there's one piece of advice he gave you that might be worth your while...and that is, it never hurts to -ask- her. The worst she can say is no."
Flare Feline chuckles "I guess so. That was the first thing he said to me on the matter actually, and the basic gist of all his other advice was more or less that." He sighs "Still, how do you think Ten will react?" He idley thinks to himself oO(Or Chi for that matter...)
Iris smiles at Flare. "I don't know, Flare. I'm not Ten and I can't...you know, second-guess what she's going to say or how she'll react. But the worst she can say is no. I mean, it's not like your head is going to explode or something."
[RADIO: (E) RF-Chatter] Shinobi Pixie transmits, "We go forth into honourable combat in these... Battle and Chase games against the man of Dust. If the gods permit, then I shall return triumphant."
[RADIO: (E) RF-Chatter] Off-duty? Ring Redwing transmits, "Did somebody install a new lingual program into the Sargeant?"
[RADIO: (E) RF-Chatter] Fencer Naiad transmits, "I wouldn't say that. Since they don't exist it's a bad idea to depend on them."
[RADIO: (E) RF-Chatter] Shinobi Pixie transmits, "We are fine."
[RADIO: (E) RF-Chatter] Barrage Raptor transmits, "... We?"
[RADIO: (E) RF-Chatter] Barrage Raptor transmits, "There's two of you?"
[RADIO: (E) RF-Chatter] Shinobi Pixie sounds perfectly logical. "No. We put our faith into our skill."
[RADIO: (E) RF-Chatter] Barrage Raptor transmits, "Who's 'we'?"
[RADIO: (E) RF-Chatter] Fusion Phoenix transmits, "*jokingly* Ok, who died and made Shinobi queen?"
Flare Feline nods "That's more or less what I've gathered so far. Guess I should just try then, better do it before Jet talks to her. He said he was going to tell her himself if I didn't hurry. Actually he's been saying that for awhile, but now he seems adament about it..."
[RADIO: (E) RF-Chatter] Shinobi Pixie transmits, "Someone has passed on?"
[RADIO: (E) RF-Chatter] Fusion Phoenix transmits, "Never mind, t'was but a joke."
[RADIO: (E) RF-Chatter] Barrage Raptor transmits, "She's not making any sense. What happened to the fast talking, sugar loving Shinobi?"
Iris blinks. "Uhm...yeah, you'd better tell her yourself before he does. It will be much better coming from you."
[RADIO: (E) RF-Chatter] Off-duty? Ring Redwing transmits, "Maybe it was an alien being switched her neural net?"
[RADIO: (E) RF-Chatter] Shinobi Pixie transmits, "We are working. We concentrate while on duty."
[RADIO: (E) RF-Chatter] Barrage Raptor transmits, "Oh. Okay. But what's with 'we'? I though there was only one of you./"
[RADIO: (E) RF-Chatter] Fencer Naiad transmits, "Ok hon, you see unless your a gestalt, your a singular entity, not a plural one."
[RADIO: (E) RF-Chatter] Shinobi Pixie sounds slightly confused. "You do not understand. We are one."
Flare Feline nods, and headscratches at some odd radio conversation. Some forcers got TOO much free time on their hands. No wonder Anthem's having a fit. "I'll do that, talk to her I mean. I wonder if I should wait until Battle and Chase is over, or at least Dodgeball since we're on a team there..."
Iris says, "Sounds good to me. But -do- try to tell her before Jet does. Don't put it off."
You say, "Yeah, I should do that.... not that I'd think Jet would give the wrong idea or anything, but... uh... I can't really think of a way to finish that sentence, but you get the idea right?"
Iris smirks a little bit. "Oh yeah. I understand perfectly...believe me, I do."
Flare Feline sighs "Jet's got good intentions in this, I know. But I think that he puts a little too much enthusiasm into the whole dating thing."
[RADIO: (E) RF-Chatter] Broadcast Ocelot transmits, "...Whoa."
[RADIO: (E) RF-Chatter] Broadcast Ocelot transmits, "Guy. Flare. Yuh know dat Dust Man usin' yuh leg tuh fence wit'?"
[RADIO: (E) RF-Chatter] Flare Feline transmits, "He's using... what?"
Iris says, "Well, keep in mind that...he's wired for that kind of socialization. He's programmed to prioritize relationships as being really, really important."
[RADIO: (E) RF-Chatter] Broadcast Ocelot transmits, "Yuh leg, man. If I was you I wasn't gonna take none a dat."
Iris says, "So the logic makes sense...to -him-."
[RADIO: (E) RF-Chatter] Flare Feline transmits, "But how did he get a... ... oh son of a..."
[RADIO: (E) RF-Chatter] Barrage Raptor transmits, "How'd he get your leg? Isn't it attached to you?"
Flare Feline nods "Yeah, I guess you're right. It's just Jet being Jet I guess...." He trails off as something BO says catches his attention "He's using my WHAT?"
[RADIO: (E) RF-Chatter] Off-duty? Ring Redwing transmits, "It happened awhile ago... remember that one time you got captured in Neo-Tokyo?"
[RADIO: (E) RF-Chatter] Flare Feline transmits, "...few months ago, Neo Tokyo, Wily, that stupid duck of his. Dust Man was there, and I was brought back, one of the many pieces I was missing was a leg."
[RADIO: (E) RF-Chatter] Barrage Raptor transmits, "Ohh.."
[RADIO: (E) RF-Chatter] Broadcast Ocelot transmits, "Sucks tuh be you."
Iris says, "Oh -dear- -- look, why don't you go see to that?"
[RADIO: (E) RF-Chatter] Barrage Raptor transmits, "Hey, after the fight, want me to blow him up and get it back?"
[RADIO: (E) RF-Chatter] Barrage Raptor transmits, "Pleeeese?"
Flare Feline headscratches "Not like I can threaten him or anything during the Battle and Chase truce..."
[RADIO: (E) RF-Chatter] Broadcast Ocelot transmits, "Wait till he's away from de event grounds or yuh could get disqualified."
[RADIO: (E) RF-Chatter] Flare Feline transmits, "There's a truce to maintain for now. I'll think of a way to deal with vacuum-head later."
[RADIO: (E) RF-Chatter] Fusion Phoenix transmits, "Barrage, you don't want to be D/Qed, what BO said."
[RADIO: (E) RF-Chatter] Broadcast Ocelot transmits, "Hey. It's only a truce on event grounds."
[RADIO: (E) RF-Chatter] Barrage Raptor transmits, "DQed? Oh, no no, not when I'm in round 3 already."
[RADIO: (E) RF-Chatter] Off-duty? Ring Redwing transmits, "Yeah, not after you've come so far in the combat tournaments!"
[RADIO: (E) RF-Chatter] Broadcast Ocelot transmits, "Everywhere else is fair game."
[RADIO: (E) RF-Chatter] Barrage Raptor transmits, "I'll just blow him up after the games."
[RADIO: (E) RF-Chatter] Broadcast Ocelot transmits, "But dat ain't gonna be fuh a while."
[RADIO: (E) RF-Chatter] Flare Feline transmits, "I appreicate the geusture Barrage, but I'll deal with Dust Man later. Still, using a leg, I don't get what the heck's wrong with these Wily bots..."
[RADIO: (E) RF-Chatter] Fusion Phoenix transmits, "It looks like winning will cost them an arm and a leg."
[RADIO: (E) RF-Chatter] Broadcast Ocelot transmits, "Speakin' a dat. Dat remind meh."
[RADIO: (E) RF-Chatter] Shinobi Pixie remarks calmly, "A hit, a palpable hit."
[RADIO: (E) RF-Chatter] Broadcast Ocelot transmits, "Allyuh hear how me an' Colonel gonna go at it next rounds of dodgeball?"
[RADIO: (E) RF-Chatter] Fusion Phoenix transmits, "Yep. When is that planed to be?"
[RADIO: (E) RF-Chatter] Broadcast Ocelot transmits, "Whenever dem peoples in charge get back tuh us, ah guess."
[RADIO: (E) RF-Chatter] Off-duty? Ring Redwing transmits, "Yeah, if it keeps up with our Repliforcer victories, it'll end up this dodgeball tournament becoming a Repliforce dodgeball tournament instead of a BnC olympic dodgeball tournament."
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