The Horrorscope - Episode 49: Eclipse Part 4: Bracing for Totality
Even if we find them, what if they’re on another continent? We can’t move that fast or gather enough forces to take them down, says Ken. We’ll have to figure that out later. First we need to figure out who those that kidnapped the criminal were, where they went, what they were doing and how to stop this before a billion die today, says Kei. I’ll message Niles to get me the numbers for other captains for them to be in standby if we need them, says Wasa. I’ll help with the calls, says Pincer. Me too, says Ram. What should I do? asks Mary. When we get the people involved in the kidnapping, try to find their names, addresses, everything of the sort, says Wasa. We’ll then try to figure out where they went afterwards, says Kei. I’ll look into the satellites and transmitters, says Ken. By the way, I heard that you guys upgraded to filming capabilities with your satellites, says Kei. Who told you that? asks Wasa. A birdie, says Kei. Don’t look at me, Ken tells Wasa. A guy approaches Phenos and whispers something. Phenos turns towards Kei. The forensics are done. They said that the blood was that of the criminal. And whatever was in the bag was not much of worth either, sadly, says Phenos. So that means that if this doesn’t work, we’re fucked. No more leads, no more chances, nothing more than another billion dead, says Kei. Then go! Let’s get moving, says Wasa.
To death and beyond, says Z as he holds up a glass of water. They all look in awe at him. Brothers, sisters, wives, friends and foes, today is the day we’ve been working on for twenty thousand years. Today is the day we’ve won. No matter the mistakes we’ve made along the way. No matter the disagreements we’ve had. One thing was always there for us and tied us in this dream of ours. Death! The need for death. The love of death. And the pain of living with these ungrateful, selfish, frustratingly hypocritical bastards! As soon as these twenty four hours end, we will have achieved something that no one will ever be able to take from us, replicate or undo, says Z as the thirty members get up to applaud him. I want to thank you all for your effort, your patience, your time and the fact that you remained by my side. And I want to especially thank the one, the only genius, the man that brought us this glorious day, Perses! says Z as they one more stand up to clap. Oh please. If it weren’t for what you, we wouldn’t have been able to pull this off. Especially after what happened ten years ago, says Perses. It was a miracle what happened ten years ago, says Asteria. To death! exclaims Z as he toasts with his glass of water..
Niles sent me the phone numbers, I’ll forward them to you. Please explain the situation to them nicely, says Wasa. Ram and Pincer look at their phones and quickly leave the room to make the phone calls. We found them, they are three in total. One criminal and two kidnappers then, says Kei. Where? asks Mary. There. Ken, come over here. Can you make out if there are any video cameras from around here? We need their faces, says Kei. Ken leans over to look at the monitor. I’ll look, give me a minute, says Ken. I’ll come with you. I’ll take over once you find me a good picture with their faces, says Mary. How far can we follow them for? asks Kei. For as long and wide as you want, says Wasa. You guys are creepy. I understand why you built this. But at the same time, I still don’t agree with it, says Kei. Does it matter? We’re about to save another billion lives, says Wasa. It matters, says Kei as they follow the two with the kidnappers. It doesn’t. Otherwise this wouldn’t be one small room in the basement of this precinct with three computers, says Wasa. Do you recognize that building they went in? Kei asks Wasa. I do, but that doesn’t make much sense. It’s just a regular apartment building, says Wasa. I’ll speed it up, says Kei. Nothing, just one van and they didn’t come out, says Wasa. There’s a laundromat there, says Phenos. Oh no, that means that the van is what drove them away. That means they know about this, says Kei. Found them, says Mary. Oh no, this is getting worse, says Kei as he looks at their photos.
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