Donachi Business District - Neo Tokyo
This is the economic heart of Neo Tokyo and a great deal of the world. It is within these few square kilometers that corporate empires rise and fall, deals determining the fate of the world's commerical enterprises are made, and where the greatest commercial structure ever created dwarfs everything around it, the Stratoscraper. This immense building is so tall that aerospace technology had to be applied to maintain the building's atmosphere near the top, while the foundation below bores deep into the planet's crust. Around the base of this building are the smaller, though by no means small themselves, skyscrapers that house the headquarters of countless corporations and globe-spanning enterprises.The city has reached so far into the sky here that special public transports race up and down between suspended platforms that connect many of the buildings. Floating food vendor booths drift to and from specialized airlocks on the side of the buildings, and the lights from various holographic ad signs reflect from the mirrored windows.
Kalinka [Jumpsuit] [MH]
Light Labs [MH]
South <S> leads to Harbor District - Neo Tokyo.
West <W> leads to Fujiwa Art District - Neo Tokyo.
Well this makes the second night in a row that a certain Forcer Feline found himself wandering in Neo Tokyo. But hey, this time he didn't get lost! He found his way from the teleporters to Light Labs and only had to wander around for an hour! He COULD have just teleported straight in, but he doesn't like the whole 'arriving unannounced from your command floor teleporters' thing. Well maybe showing up unannounced at the front doors ain't much better, but he's here anyway, so there.
Kalinka seems to be doing something that seems highly dangerous...she's in front of Light Labs, skating with inline skates -on the staircase railings-. She hasn't fallen off yet, though...which must mean she's either THAT good...or something -else- is keeping her up there.
Flare Feline approaches Light Labs. He had heard what happened to Kalinka involving Fire Man from Rock the night before. So being Mr.Concerned Friend he decided to drop by the Labs to see how she was recovering. And lo and behold, she seems to be doing just fine, speedy recovery, yep. He blinks all the same, at her rather fearless stunt "Er.... hey Kalinka." Seems he was worried for nothing. Of course he'll have something else to worry about if she were to fall right now,
Kalinka does, for all intents and purposes, seem to be PERFECTLY alright...except for one thing, which becomes pretty obvious upon a moment's observation; her left arm and hand hang limply at her side, while her right arm does all the balancing and compensating. Upon spotting you, she grins cheerfully and leaps off the railing. "Hi, Flare! Oh, this is SO great...my invention works!"
Flare Feline blinks "Invention?" Well whatever it is, it's probably not surprising that Kalinka made it. Flare notices her arm, but who knows, it could be involving whatever invention she's working on, he'll ask about it later.
Kalinka bobs her head, sitting down on the steps to the Labs and unclipping something from the bottom of each skate with her right hand. The devices are small, and wafer-thin. "These are GREAT, do you know what they do? They magnetize the skates TO the railing! So you can skate right on the rails, and not fall off!"
Flare Feline nods "Neat. Must make things a lot easier, you know, without the falling and broken bones and stuff." He pauses for a moment, noticing that agains he doesn't use her left arm "Hey, uh, what happened to your arm?" Yeah he knows that Fire Man hurt her a few nights ago, but Rock never mentioned any details to how bad she was hurt.
Kalinka looks around for a moment, then leans toward you and says softly... "Fire Man hit me on the head really hard, and...when I woke up, I could not move my arm at -all-. It has gotten a little bit better, but not much. The doctor says there is some nerve damage." She tries to keep a brave face, but the girl is obviously frightened over the whole matter. "I think someday, it will be all better..."
Flare Feline blinks for a moment, as he remembers what Rock said. "Oh... right, Rock told me you had a run-in with him. Though he didn't say how much you were hurt..." He's silent for a minute "Well I bet your father couldn't have been too happy with the Robot Masters.." He sighs, and offers a smile "Don't worry, I'm sure your arm will recover, this isn't like 100 years ago, even extensive nerve damage can be repaired over time in humans. As they say, time heals all wounds." Wow, how oddly philosophical for Flare.... ok so he read it in a the horroscope, sheesh.
Kalinka grins a little. "Exactly! It will be alright. Say, tell me something, Flare...do you like McDonalds food, the hamburgers and fries?"
Flare Feline huhs "McDonalds? Can't say I've ever really had it. Of course I can certainly eat food, whatever can be used as energy is converted, and whatever can't is disposed of. Of course... you probably knew that anyway. But, er, no, I've never had it before."
[Radio: (E) RF-Chatter] Advisor Jet Stingray yawns. "Jet Stingray reporting in... Anything going on?"
Kalinka nods. "It is not the -best- food," she admits. "But I LOVE going there, so much! I went there two times today...did you know in Moscow, kids LOVE the Big Mac sandwiches? They can not get enough of them...and I think it is because they -know- it is the food that Americans eat. Not even because it is very good."
Flare Feline blinks "They named a sandwich after a Hunter?" Seems Flare's confused the sandwich with Mac, silly Flare. Like he said, he's never gone there, he only really knows that it's a burger place, with a Clown mascot.
[Radio: (E) RF-Chatter] Flare Feline transmits, "All seems a bit quiet tonight Jet. Looks like you're up and around again?"
Kalinka giggles. "Oh, nonono...here, Flare, let me tell you the story about the Big Mac. It is not named for Mac the Hunter."
Flare Feline hmms "Er, well you don't have to go into a story about it." There's probably more interesting things to talk about than the origin of a sandwich anyway. Flare ahems slightly "So aside from being pestered by Wily's goons, how've ya been otherwise?"
[Radio: (E) RF-Chatter] Advisor Jet Stingray transmits, "It's nice that I have two arms again, that's for sure. So nothing going down really?"
[Radio: (E) RF-Chatter] Flare Feline transmits, "Doesn't seem to be. All's quiet on the western front... and the eastern too it seems."
Kalinka pouts...she LIKES the story of the Big Mac! Must be a Russian thing. "Pretty much alright," she says softly. Just trying to learn how to...not be a victim all the time."
[Radio: (E) RF-Chatter] Advisor Jet Stingray transmits, "Anyone game for a meal at Ruby's Diner in New York? I doubt General will send me on any urgent recon missions and I'm willing to pay."
[Radio: (E) RF-Chatter] chatter Rollcage Pillbug transmits, "Unit is capable of approaching for consumption of fuel and energy tanks."
Flare Feline nods, right. Kalinka's no X or Zero that's for sure. And since it's a known fact the Masters or Mavs don't like the Hunters, of course one of the weaker members, combat wise, would be a popular target. Stupid cowards. Of course, mess with Kalinka, mess with Dr. Cossack, and he's one guy you just DON'T want to tick off. Flare hmms "Well of course you're not a combatant, and since the Robot Masters and Mavericks are as big a cowards as they are they'll always look to torment the ones that can't fight back as hard. But you don't have to worry, I'm sure you'll always have the Hunters behind you, Repliforce too, we always help our friends and allies.
Kalinka practices wiggling the fingers on her left hand, which respond feebly. "Yes, that is quite true, and...someday soon, I will be all grown up, too. I want to make the Hunters proud, and...I especially wish to make Daddy proud. Everyone is afraid of him...as they should be, but I know him in different way from everyone else."
[Radio: (E) RF-Chatter] Advisor Jet Stingray gives an awkward pause. "Well, I guess you could come, Rollcage. I assume having a 'drink' or two is out of the question."
Flare Feline nods at her comment on Cossack "I'm sure." Of course Flare understands there must be a side to Cossack that he only shows to Kalinka, she is his daughter after all. "And I'm also sure that you'll make the Hunters proud. There's more to it than just being a fighter." He glances at her magnetoskates "They need creative technicians as well. But for now you should just focus on healing for now." He sighs as he stands from his kneeled position "Anyway, typically I got some paperwork to take care of. That's another way to help out that doesn't involve fighting, too bad it's not at all fun." He sighs and chuckles at the same time. "So I guess I'll be off for now, take care Kalinka, and I hope you'll fully recover soon." He says as he turns to leave.
Kalinka grins as she gets back up. "Thank you, Flare...do not overwork yourself. And one of these days, I shall teach you how to skate on railings."
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