Believe the Tabloids (Domus)

Feila is now home to a wide range of advanced technology that makes Earth's present day computers look like children's toys. Sentient androids walk the streets as free citizens, robots have taken over much of the industrial work, and the youth surf the streets on hover boards. Medicine has become so advanced that the disabled can be fitted with cybernetic limbs, while those seeking super strength can find said technology on the black market. Politics have shifted greatly, and Edwin has become a cold and controlling authoritarian state, with each of the remaining nations changed in its own manner. All natives are furry (Skin Avian are present here too). No native humans.
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The spade-shaped tip of Chrys' tail twitched excitedly. This was the first praise he had gotten in a long time. "Thanks! Hunting is one of the few things I'm actually good at," he said, grinning and showing off a set of semi-transparent, off white teeth that looked like they fit a dinosaur better than any living animal.

"Wanna take any with us? It'd be a shame to let all this meat go to waste, but rat sushi isn't exactly the best way to serve it, and my own flames make food taste like weed killer," he said sheepishly. "Tastes a lot better over a wood fire." Chrys' paper-white forked tongue flicked out and ran along his lips.
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Jan shrugged. "If you want to bring them, we wouldn't argue with having any extra food. It helps us save up." She kept moving, dragging Solara with.
Why is it that, as a culture, we are more comfortable seeing two men holding guns than holding hands? ~Ernest Gaines

If homosexuality is a disease, let's all call in queer to work: "Hello. Can't work today, still queer." ~Robin Tyler

War. Rape. Murder. Poverty. Equal rights for gays. Guess which one the Southern Baptist Convention is protesting? ~The Value of Families

Did you hear about the Scottish drag queen? He wore pants. ~Lynn Lavner

Why can't they have gay people in the army? Personally, I think they are just afraid of a thousand guys with M16s going, "Who'd you call a faggot?" ~John Stewart

Soldiers who are not afraid of guns, bombs, capture, torture or death say they are afraid of homosexuals. Clearly we should not be used as soldiers; we should be used as weapons. ~Letter to the editor, The Advocate

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Chrys flicked his tongue out a few times. He had no Jacobson's organ, but it was just sort of an idle habit, like how some furs drummed their fingers on a surface in thought. The dragon had no saddlebags nor anything with which to stow a giant rat carcass except to drape it over his back. Meh, he had done that before. Not exactly practical and required a lot of balance, but hey.

In short time, he had sorted out two of the meatier, more intact rats and cleaned their carcasses--it helped to have knives attached to your fingers. Laying them across his back, Chrys tensed part of his dorsal ridge to raise the spines on it. These dug into the rat flesh and acted as hooks to hold them in place.

"Ok...let's go and get these things ate when we get there!" he chirped. A dripping sound, followed by a chemical hiss, suggested Chrys' mouth was watering.
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Jan sighed slightly, before taking the lead again, taking Sol with to make sure she was good. They made pretty good time through the sewers, not having trouble with any more rats until they came to a large steel door.

Sol let go as they approached the door, wandering up. She knew this area, and would have to be the one to open the door. She placed a paw on the door, and a small keypad popped out. She then rapidly tapped in a long series of numbers, and then hit enter. The door gave a small beep, before cracking, opening slowly inward. Jan nodded to Sol, who smiled, and went forward. Lights flickered on as they entered, using a motion sensing tech to turn on. Jan walked down what had been shown to be a hallway, while Sol waited for Chrys before closing the door behind him, tapping in the same code to the door to rearm it.
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Why is it that, as a culture, we are more comfortable seeing two men holding guns than holding hands? ~Ernest Gaines

If homosexuality is a disease, let's all call in queer to work: "Hello. Can't work today, still queer." ~Robin Tyler

War. Rape. Murder. Poverty. Equal rights for gays. Guess which one the Southern Baptist Convention is protesting? ~The Value of Families

Did you hear about the Scottish drag queen? He wore pants. ~Lynn Lavner

Why can't they have gay people in the army? Personally, I think they are just afraid of a thousand guys with M16s going, "Who'd you call a faggot?" ~John Stewart

Soldiers who are not afraid of guns, bombs, capture, torture or death say they are afraid of homosexuals. Clearly we should not be used as soldiers; we should be used as weapons. ~Letter to the editor, The Advocate

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Though some of his attention was divided into making sure his cargo stayed balanced, Chrys noticed where the minks were taking him. As they approached the door, his head hovered lower and lower, unease creeping its way in.

The speed at which Sol dialed in the door passcode, however, reassured him a little. To type that fast, you at least had to know where you were, right? Right. But that did not mean he knew where they were. Chrys slunk through, curling his tail to the side to get past the door as quickly as possible. Inside, he peered down the hallway, hesitation coursing through his joints like glue, slowing him to a mere hit of forward motion. Then Sol locked the door behind him, which reminded him of all the movies where somebody you barely knew locked the door behind you. Adrenaline, he had it.

"So uh...where IS this, anyway?" He asked, half crouched. Not to be a scaredy dragon, but it was always nice to know where you were being led through, even if they were really lying to you and they were about to lead you into a trap and would wind up with your autopsy being shown on Mysterious Mysteries and oh gosh he was totally starting to let his imagination freak him out.
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Jan chuckled. "This is our underground complex. This is the underground portion of the workshop, and secure as all get out. Only Solara and I know the passcode in and out. We may trust you with it eventually." Jan continued down the hallway, coming up to another door. Solara squeezed past, getting to the door, and entered another, longer code into the door. The same noise came out and a bright light came from the door, blinding you as Jan steps through the door after Solara.
Why is it that, as a culture, we are more comfortable seeing two men holding guns than holding hands? ~Ernest Gaines

If homosexuality is a disease, let's all call in queer to work: "Hello. Can't work today, still queer." ~Robin Tyler

War. Rape. Murder. Poverty. Equal rights for gays. Guess which one the Southern Baptist Convention is protesting? ~The Value of Families

Did you hear about the Scottish drag queen? He wore pants. ~Lynn Lavner

Why can't they have gay people in the army? Personally, I think they are just afraid of a thousand guys with M16s going, "Who'd you call a faggot?" ~John Stewart

Soldiers who are not afraid of guns, bombs, capture, torture or death say they are afraid of homosexuals. Clearly we should not be used as soldiers; we should be used as weapons. ~Letter to the editor, The Advocate

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With eyeballs that produced their own illumination (tapetum is overrated), it was hard to blind Chrys, but not impossible. He turned his head far enough to cover it with a paw. "Arrrgh...is that necessary?" he grimaced.

At least he had been reassured that the place was safe, but freedom to go where he pleased--or get the heck out of Dodge when the need arose--was something without which made Chrys a touch nervous. The spade tip of his tail flicked now and again as he stumbled his way after them in the overbearing luminescence.
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They went though another door fast as the illumination went away. Jan spoke back to him, "Sorry, that was a cleansing chamber with security added in. If you weren't with us, the cleansing would have intensified, as in going bone-deep. But since we came though first, it simply blinded you." They came into a room where it was all white tiles. Jan went over to another door, which opened automatically, and walked through, setting the engine down with a bang. She came back through with a sigh, and stood while the room was revealed to be a giant laboratory. "This, Chrys, is Solara's area. Try not to break anything, It's all expensive."
Why is it that, as a culture, we are more comfortable seeing two men holding guns than holding hands? ~Ernest Gaines

If homosexuality is a disease, let's all call in queer to work: "Hello. Can't work today, still queer." ~Robin Tyler

War. Rape. Murder. Poverty. Equal rights for gays. Guess which one the Southern Baptist Convention is protesting? ~The Value of Families

Did you hear about the Scottish drag queen? He wore pants. ~Lynn Lavner

Why can't they have gay people in the army? Personally, I think they are just afraid of a thousand guys with M16s going, "Who'd you call a faggot?" ~John Stewart

Soldiers who are not afraid of guns, bombs, capture, torture or death say they are afraid of homosexuals. Clearly we should not be used as soldiers; we should be used as weapons. ~Letter to the editor, The Advocate

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"Oh, that's a relief, I think," Chrys said, blinking until his eyes adjusted again. "Nice place." He lay down in the most open part of the floor.

"Just uh...well, you know where the kitchen is, so go ahead and take the rats off my back," the dragon offered, lowering his shoulders. At home, he would simply have shrugged them off and let them fall where they may. But Chrys had had too many bad experiences in Toxi City with knocking peoples' things over, and that stuff had been worthless, cast-off junk. So here, among nice things, Chrys coiled his neck and tail around his body and tried to take up as little space as possible. He was effectively paralyzed by all the fragile, expensive objects. Of course, a brick wall was fragile where he was concerned.
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Jan came back and noticed him being all uber careful and stuff. "Okay, follow me, I'll take you to where you can relax." She led him to an area where the walls were steel and it was wide open most of the way. "This is normally the simulation room, but you can sleep here, where it is safe. The walls are insanely durable, and you will have a tough time breaking anything here."
Why is it that, as a culture, we are more comfortable seeing two men holding guns than holding hands? ~Ernest Gaines

If homosexuality is a disease, let's all call in queer to work: "Hello. Can't work today, still queer." ~Robin Tyler

War. Rape. Murder. Poverty. Equal rights for gays. Guess which one the Southern Baptist Convention is protesting? ~The Value of Families

Did you hear about the Scottish drag queen? He wore pants. ~Lynn Lavner

Why can't they have gay people in the army? Personally, I think they are just afraid of a thousand guys with M16s going, "Who'd you call a faggot?" ~John Stewart

Soldiers who are not afraid of guns, bombs, capture, torture or death say they are afraid of homosexuals. Clearly we should not be used as soldiers; we should be used as weapons. ~Letter to the editor, The Advocate

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Chrys ducked his head, a little embarrassed that Jan noticed his discomfort. He crawled along behind her into the larger room. There, his jaw dropped. There was enough room for him to pace in, even. Chrys shrugged off his payload, then briskly walked around the perimeter, a spring in his lumbering step. "This is great!" he practically squealed. But then...oh great. Chrys blinked; a lot. There was no way he was going to start crying again.

"You girls are great, really...I don't know why you're doing this for me. Nobody really cares about being nice to people anymore or helping anyone," he said, voice cracking. Quick, man. Think of something. He needed a distraction, else he would break down into crying again. "I'll get to skinning these things and bring 'em out, okay?"
"Outside of a dog, a book is a man's best friend. Inside of a dog, it's too dark to read." --Groucho Marx

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[by the way, the ceilings are a lot taller right around here.]

Jan smiled, nodding. "Go ahead, I'll just check on Solara." She walked out of the large door, letting it close automatically behind her.
Why is it that, as a culture, we are more comfortable seeing two men holding guns than holding hands? ~Ernest Gaines

If homosexuality is a disease, let's all call in queer to work: "Hello. Can't work today, still queer." ~Robin Tyler

War. Rape. Murder. Poverty. Equal rights for gays. Guess which one the Southern Baptist Convention is protesting? ~The Value of Families

Did you hear about the Scottish drag queen? He wore pants. ~Lynn Lavner

Why can't they have gay people in the army? Personally, I think they are just afraid of a thousand guys with M16s going, "Who'd you call a faggot?" ~John Stewart

Soldiers who are not afraid of guns, bombs, capture, torture or death say they are afraid of homosexuals. Clearly we should not be used as soldiers; we should be used as weapons. ~Letter to the editor, The Advocate

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Chrys nodded, then looked around his new quarters. Because he simply had to, Chrys tested the ceiling's height. Rearing up onto his haunches, Chrys stretched and stretched, pointing his nose upward and extending his neck and body to their fullest extent. To his awe and joy, even sticking his long tongue out, he could just barely brush the ceiling. Of course, his legs were still folded in a feral-style sitting position, but they were too thin to support his full weight--hence the necessity to walk about as a feral.

Overjoyed with his new room, Chrys released a happy little flame, then relaxed and hunched over his quarry. Working as one with plenty of experience, he skinned both rats neatly by paw, keeping mess to a minimum. He then removed their feet and heads to make the carcasses look more like meat and less like dead, skinned rats.

After finishing, the dragon cleaned up the rest, piling up the scraps and burning off the blood on the floor--sorry, but he did have to drain the carcasses, did he not? He then sauntered over to the door and poked his head out. "Solara? Jan? All done! Where you want 'em, and is there someplace I can wash up?" His forepaws were covered in dried blood, after all.
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Jan could be heard giving a small gasp from a side room out of the corridor, before she poked her head out of the room. Her fur was a bit ruffled, with her normally well-cared for clothes a bit rumpled. She cleared her throat, before fully walking out. "er.. the kitchen should serve our needs. Down the hall, 4th door on your right, and a bit roomy for you." she pointed to show the way before glancing back to the room.
Why is it that, as a culture, we are more comfortable seeing two men holding guns than holding hands? ~Ernest Gaines

If homosexuality is a disease, let's all call in queer to work: "Hello. Can't work today, still queer." ~Robin Tyler

War. Rape. Murder. Poverty. Equal rights for gays. Guess which one the Southern Baptist Convention is protesting? ~The Value of Families

Did you hear about the Scottish drag queen? He wore pants. ~Lynn Lavner

Why can't they have gay people in the army? Personally, I think they are just afraid of a thousand guys with M16s going, "Who'd you call a faggot?" ~John Stewart

Soldiers who are not afraid of guns, bombs, capture, torture or death say they are afraid of homosexuals. Clearly we should not be used as soldiers; we should be used as weapons. ~Letter to the editor, The Advocate

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"Fourth door on the right; got it!" Chrys squinted one eye at Jan, trying to figure out her current condition. "Uh...do I wanna ask what happened to you?"

Looking at his at his blood-stained fingertips, Chrys decided it would not do to go traipsing about the shiny, clean halls with them, leaving sticky red pawprints as he went. He cocked one side of his head toward her, then engulfed his forepaws in flames to burn off the blood while listening for her explanation.
"Outside of a dog, a book is a man's best friend. Inside of a dog, it's too dark to read." --Groucho Marx

You say 'fundamentalist' like it's a bad thing. X3

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