Tonight started out like any other night, really. We got attacked by a bunch of baboons and their pet hyenas on hospital grounds in the middle of a goddamn hurricane. Naturally, I go to take out one of these beasts, and lose my grip on my greatsword, sending it flying across the yard, and end up getting grappled by one of the damn baboons. A strong mother, too.
Well, this beast here got me grappled, and one of its goddamn hyenas bit me! Well, that just up and pissed me off. I decided enough was enough and headbutted the damn thing. Hit it so hard that I damn near pushed it’s huge snout all the way back into its smelly furry head. (meta: an 8DAM headbutt? are you kidding me?!?)
Well, that cooled them down. I could go for some more fighting, but their leader Mog called for a ceasefire. If we didn’t have a job to do, I might’ve just said fuck it. But I got nerds to protect and some guy to find.
After the geeks do their thing (and make it past a NOPD “detail” – not sure if he recognized me), we made it down to the unlisted sub-basements under the hospital. After a bit of intel, we come up with a plan that’s kind of the opposite of that fake-out in Star Wars where they pretend to have arrested the wookiee. Except, I kinda mixed up the plan, but it worked out anyways. I got to scare some labtech till he passed out. I tried to tell him there was a security breach, he just didn’t believe me.
Apparently, whoever runs this place is doing some really messed up shit. We found our guy, some weird dead giant starfish, and some alien with square/star eyes that I get the feeling we really don’t want to mess with. And since H.C. let that thing loose just after we left, I get the even worse feeling that we will.
I just knew we had to get out, and distractions were much needed, especially since there was “security” upstairs. Having spent so much time at crime scenes (and creating or modifying more than a few), I made some suggestions to help cover our tracks / buy us time / create a better diversion. We put one of the labtech’s clothes on our busted up rescue, and put the the tech in our dude’s chamber thing. On our way up, we told the cop that something had gotten out and hurt these two labtechs (I had one passed out tech over one shoulder, and our rescue in the other tech’s clothes over the other) and that we were getting the hell back to the ground level.
Luckily, I was able to make him drop his phone thingy, and bought a few steps. When I got passed the security door, I dropped the tech, closed the door, and busted the handle.
Sorry officer, but you don’t always have to be the fastest guy – you just have to be faster than the slowest guy. We managed to get out into the rain, on our horses, and back to Anoosheh’s by 4am.
I’m tired as a dog, but that alien thing – it’s gonna make it hard to truly rest.