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Top message:  since no ones using this by madmatg   May 10, 2010, 8:24 PM

Replying to:  Re: since no ones using this by madmatg   May 23, 2010, 8:51 PM

Chapter 2 almost

by madmatg    Jun 6, 2010, 8:45 PM

As the sea grows darker, a white canvas drops down over the clear glass front blocking the view. A before unseen projector clicks on and begins a presentation.

"Incenerate! Fire at your fingertips!" The ad showed a man lighting a cigarette with some kind of small lighter or a lighter that fits on your finger, something strange. That must be some lighter to be on the opening ad for whatever this place was.

Then the menacing head from the lighthouse appeared with a 3 piece suit and pipe sitting on a nice leather couch. And began a long speech (this guy is intense) "evils of socialism, must get away from the parasites(get rest of speech)" end speech as the video stops and the canvas slowly rises with "But I chose something different, I chose the impossible! I chose.... Rapture! As Ryan said "Rapture" the sub comes up over the top of a cliff and looks down the valley at....the impossible.
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There's no research station here, instead he finds himself staring at a full-fledged underwater city! A dozen skyscrapers jut up from the ocean floor with signs and advertising billboards hanging from them. Elevated glass walkways connect the taller buildings to countless smaller structures below. A large neon sign lights up a passing school of fish and a whale swims gracefully through the city as if the buildings belonged there. Jack was dumbstruck by the ridiculous idea of what was in front of him. The pod continued on and he could make out lights scattered throughout the cities buildings. Approaching one of the glass walkways Jack could see a a dark figure moving on the outside, and as it got closer he could see that the figure was indeed a person, in a diving suit, doing maintenance on the walkway. Jack was washed over with a sense of relief at this sight and was now hopeful that he might actually see his home again. The sub began pulling into what must be the docking station and all of the sudden a radio that had been lost under a seat came to life.
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A bit staticy at first but there were two men speaking back and forth rapidly, they were saying something about an explosion up top! And that a transport was headed down. The man barking orders sounded Irish and told the other to come meet the transport and bring the person inside safely back. Safely back? Why safely? And the man getting told what to do sounded a bit scared about what he was getting ready to do. His emotions now fell back to unnerved. Well at least there are people down here, and he was confident it was just a little paranoid of him. The sub went past a few more ads for various strange things, before it finally docked. There in front of him was a man, with a radio, walking cautiously towards the glass door of the sub.

The man then looked up, as if he had heard something, and began sprinting to the sub yelling, frantically, for Jack to let him in. Jack started opening the door and the man was almost at it when a jagged looking figure jumped down from above. After a short struggle the jagged looking man won out gutting the man from the radio with what looked like meat hooks and then with one swift move lopped off his head. Jack, meanwhile, had shut and secured the door. He stared, mouth ajar, at the scene that had just unfolded. The creature came to the glass door and looked in. He, on closer inspection was a she, had work boots that looked quite worn, and a, now gray with grime, workers outfit that had rips and blood stains all over it. Up top she wore what appeared to be some sort of party mask of a bear, that was cracking from wear and had a large jagged hole punched out near the cheek.

Dingy: "Why don't you come out child? I'm here to save you! I promise I won't hurt you, I just want to see if you've brought anything nice for me. You did bring your auntie something didn't you?"
Jack: stood unable to speak or even move. Is this really happening, did THAT really just happen?
Dingy: "Answer me child! Let me in! NOW!

She then screamed and jumped on the sub, smashing away at the glass door with the back of the metal hooks. Jack shook himself out of his dumbfounded state and starts looking for something to defend himself with. With every sub shuddering smash the glass splinted and cracked further. Jack began trying to break the lever off in the middle of the sub to use as a weapon. The second layer of glass was starting to crack now and Jack began to panic, wildly trying to snap the lever off. All of the sudden, a loud bang sounded outside and the woman jumped off and ran into the darkness. The radio crackled back to life.

----Radio - "Are you still there Ben?"
----Jack -"No, this is Jack, where are you? Can you come get me??"
----Radio - "Jack?? Were you the one coming in the sub? How many of you came down?"
----Jack - "Just me, some woman stabbed the man that was coming to get me and then almost got inside the sub!"
----Radio - "Ahhhhh, Ryan and his splicers! Is she still there?"
----Jack - "No, something scared her off, looks like I'm alone now but I've still got the sub sealed."
----Radio - "Well you're going to need to leave that sub or else the splicers are going to end up breaking in eventually."
----Jack - "Hah! I'm not going out there buddy I don't even have anything to defend myself with and that...splicer was crazy!"
----Radio - "I'm gonna send you some help but you've gotta get out of the transit station before she comes back with her friends, would you kindly head out of the sub and amke for the exit?"
----Jack - "Ok"

Jack opened the, now heavily splintered, glass door to the sub feeling strangely unafraid. As he stepped out he slipped almost falling into the water behind him. Looking down there was a stack of picket signs and then more of them strewn about the room with phrases like "Rapture is Dead" and "Down with Ryan". Rifle shells litter the room and crimson stains are splashed on the walls, the windows, and floor of the room. A chandelier lies shattered in the middle of the floor in what must have been the waiting area to what Jack now sees was a transit station. Well, it's official, something is wrong and he no longer feels so reassured by Atlas' speech. Jack rounds the corner into what was the entrance hallway to the room and notices a large schedule board will all terminals marked as DELAYED.
The exit to the room has been caved in by debris and Jack radios Atlas.

----Jack: Atlas, the doors blocked in, is there another way out of here?

----Atlas: Your gonna have to find a tool or something and get the door cleared. Just keep an eye out for splicers as they'll be coming back soon.

Jack begins removing debris from the doorway but a rock is lodged in between a few others so he starts looking around. There's a large wrench on the ground and he jams it in between the rock and ground and begins trying to pry it out of place. A faint *thump* sounds from back in the bathysphere waiting area. Jack turns and walks to the edge of the lobby and peeks into the main room only to find that a new splicer is now sniffing around the dead man searching for something. He quickly ducks back into the hallway and radios in

----Jack: There's one of those splicer things in here with a machete and he's sniffing around in the wating room.

----Radio: Freakin Ryan! He must have sent some more. Alright kid, you've gotta get out of there quick, would you kindly get that doorway open and try to find something to defend yourself with. I'll try to get you some help.

Jack ran back to the door and stepped on the rigged lever/wrench putting all of his weight on it to try and dislodge the piece of rubble. It finally pops loose but produces a loud crash as the rubble above it splashes out into the hallway. Jack ,now frantically, starts throwing debris out of the way as he knows that must've caught the attention of the splicer. He promptly appears around the corner of the lobby. He had another of those masks on and was wearing a beat up baseball uniform, what is going on with these people? What are they looking for? He looked malnurished and was generally ragged looking with this crazy look in his eye like an opium addict back home.

----Slugger: What are you doing there boy?

Jack got the radio out as quick as he could and started yelling the splicer has come. Just as he did a machine gun started loudly spitting bullets, he dove for cover. Peering out from behind a pile of rubble he saw a spotlight tracking the splicer and some kind of helicopter machine guiding it. It was a metal cube with a machine gun slung underneath it and a spotlight up on top, it tore a hole in the splicer and left him gasping for air on the ground.

----Atlas: Kid get moving! You've gotta get out of this room quick now, there will be more coming and that security bot will only last so long.

Jack jumped up and started digging out what was left of the rubble pile trying to make a hole large enough to crawl through. A half dozen splicers jumped down from above, these with guns, and got into a firefight with the bot. The 6 deftly manuevered behind cover and popped up to take shots at the bot while it was firing at them. Jack had finally poked a hole through the rubble and slithered through into the other room. The six were starting to take a tole on the bot and it began smoking as it turned to head for the door. Full speed ahead it plowed into one side of the door , destroying itself, and collapsing the doorway back again, sealing the room and leaving the splicers with no easy way to follow Jack.

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