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    A Great Way to Start the Holidays...

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    Re: A Great Way to Start the Holidays...

    Post by Bonkers on Thu Dec 29, 2011 6:03 pm

    AND on it went; do count on the shaped cloud!
    So while Bonkers was mid-flying, mid-running through the streets in order to keep up with the dog, dodging the occasional lamppost or hydrant, the toon rummaged around in his pockets, losing all kind of useless junk until he eventually pulled out one of his paint-brushes and shoved it on the street, making sure to leave the other two a blue trail to follow.
    Well, that should do it!
    Now he only had to BAM! Okay that had once been a mailbox.
    Spitting out the letters he greeted the occasional passerby until eventually he noticed a crossroad up ahead. And the traffic light was red.

    There was a high-pitched screech and Bonkers’s eyes bulged out of their sockets.
    Yes, this felt so much like his old shorts – might as well just play along.
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    Re: A Great Way to Start the Holidays...

    Post by Agents K and J on Thu Dec 29, 2011 6:19 pm

    Just follow the blue line and the sounds of cars crashing!

    Agent J decided to just go with it, stepping over a bent mailbox and avoiding all the fluttering mail. Damn, this dog runs fast! He looked to his side and saw K keeping up with a good steady pace. For an old man, he certainly didn't breathe as hard when he ran. Actually, he wasn't even making a sound... "What's the plan, K?" Please tell J you had a plan, because hearing all the commotion up ahead was not soothing to the young man's ears at all.

    "Simple." Everything was simple for K. "We follow the blue line, and the dog will eventually stop. All trails have to end somewhere."

    Right... If only it was that simple.

    The Agents zipped it up and went on running, picking up their speed.

    Meanwhile, far up ahead, the dog was having the time of its life. Cars! Fire hydrants! MAILMEN! But no time! Ham! Need ham! Ge ham by finding lizard! Find lizard for ham! And so it went, the dog panting down the city blocks and wildly swerving in and out of traffic. Pedestrians, cars; no matter! Must find lizard!

    The chase eventually lead Bonkers to a downtrodden alley, a dark one. What? Why here? All of the sudden the dog... stopped. It stopped and it sniffed around, growling. Lizard! Lizard was here!

    But where...?

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    Re: A Great Way to Start the Holidays...

    Post by Bonkers on Thu Dec 29, 2011 6:32 pm

    Aaaaand the dog stopped. That didn’t slow down the toon though and with the nice leftover momentum, the bobcat SPLASHED into the next house wall, dripping onto the street like orange goo. Dizzily the bobcat shooed the bluebirds away and the dog out of his face. With a few pats on the head the toon handed the animal another piece of ham (that he had packed away in a pocket for the ride).
    “Good boy, good boy,” the toon cooed and looked around. Well… this looked strange. Blinking the bobcat eventually got up. “Where are we?” he asked the dog and looked in the direction where they had come from to see if his bosses were catching up already.
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    Re: A Great Way to Start the Holidays...

    Post by Agents K and J on Thu Dec 29, 2011 6:40 pm

    Ham! At last, the dog snapped up its owed piece and it sat down happily, quiet for the moment. Where were they? Not sure! But lizard was here. Smelled of stinky, nasty lizard.

    Not too far away and rather soon, the Agents showed up in the mouth of the alley. An alley? How... well, peculiar. This wasn't close to the house at all. What gives? K was the first to bring out a scanner, and he went about studying the place with a keen eye. J, on the other hand, went over to B and scratched the top of his head. "Huh... Why'd Fido bring us all the way out here?" Come to think of it, HQ wasn't too far from here! Talk about a scary coincidence.

    "I'm getting the same ion reading from the house." K pointed out. After a few more erratic clicks from his device, he pocketed it and faced the officers. "Lots of it." That ominous tone...

    Ion energy? Again? All the way out here...?

    This time J got to thinking and he crossed his arms, a thoughtful hand rubbing his chin. "I don't get it..." He muttered. "How come the crocodile's trail leads us all the way out here? Did it travel this far? Was it carried? What?" How could a small animal that fits in a toilet worm its way to this alley? That was a long walk. It didn't look like the dog could go anywhere else, however. It was far too busy digesting all the ham it had eaten, rather sleepy looking.

    "I don't know." This time K was the one speaking. "But I've found more of those scales. This is definitely the right place, but as to what, we have to find out."

    What could this mean?

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    Re: A Great Way to Start the Holidays...

    Post by Bonkers on Fri Dec 30, 2011 2:52 am

    Well, if those strange readings were coming from the house, then most likely all the questions to their answers should be inside there!
    Oldschool!
    “Then let’s kick in that door and-” the toon suddenly stopped, “Do you smell that?”
    Something was rotten in the state of Denmark; and it made Bonkers’s fur stand on end.

    Oh, it was probably just his fright kicking in again – you know – dark alley, empty building, strange smell, the way he suddenly clung onto J like an ape… The whole package.
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    Re: A Great Way to Start the Holidays...

    Post by Agents K and J on Fri Dec 30, 2011 4:38 am

    Smell? The dog was too busy lazing about, taking a nap and chasing the Great Bone in the sky. What smell? There was a smell? The Agents didn't have the strong sniffer Bonkers apparently had, and they looked at their fellow officer. "What is it, Agent B?" K asked with a raised brow. J was too busy trying to remove B off him like some shivering monkey.

    "B! Get off!" Geeze, this was suffocating! Not only was this embarrassing, but... well, it was embarrassing!

    While J was busy trying to save his pride, K wanted to know what Agent B was sniffing out. "I don't smell anything. Where?"

    What smell?

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    Re: A Great Way to Start the Holidays...

    Post by Bonkers on Fri Dec 30, 2011 5:18 am

    “I don’t know…” the bobcat admitted as he climbed to perch on J’s head, “But I don’t like it.”
    Now could he… pinpoint it maybe? The scent was faint and all over the place… There wasn’t any direction it was coming from either. It felt like… residue.
    His instinct told him to head into the other direction, but instead the toon jumped from his fellow agent’s head and slowly walked around the alley. They had come too far now, just to turn back.
    Standing in the middle of the alley, the bobcat took another sniff, his eyes closed.
    It smelled… aggressive.

    “I… guess this is the place?”

    The dog had brought them here – and while there was no crocodile – or anything else for that matter – in plain plain sight, the toon was sure that something had been here.
    For a dark and dirty alley this place certainly appeared to be a bit too… clean and spacey.

    CUE the magnifying glass again! With a change to his Sherluck Bonkers attire and the fitting soap-bubble pipe the bobcat began to examine the ground very closely.
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    Re: A Great Way to Start the Holidays...

    Post by Agents K and J on Fri Dec 30, 2011 7:52 am

    ...Did Bonkers just done a Sherlock Holmes outfit? And a bubble pipe?

    Moving away from the obscenely cute yet unhelpful image, the Agents followed Agent Bonkers closely. Something was here? Like what? Neither man could sniff out anything aside from the rancid smell of garbage and urine, so they were amazed that Agent Bonkers wasn't offended from all the nasty, putrid aromas. If there was something in this here alleyway, it wasn't about to jump out like Michigan Frog. That was a toon, right? Would Bonkers relate?

    "Huh, I wonder what's around -- ew!" J suddenly wretched, his nice and shined dress shoe slipping into something. Better not be more scat, because the Agent wasn't feeling that! But much to his surprise, it wasn't scat. In fact it was --

    "Don't move, Slick." K was right there without a word spoken, and the Agent was already scanning J's recent finding. The gadget didn't react at first, but when it did... Ding! An indicator winked a bright yellow, and K soon had his answer. "Acid."

    What?

    "Acid?" J immediately tried to clean off his shoe, afraid it would be eaten up in a matter of moments.

    He had nothing to worry about, though. "Relax, Slick. It's just residue. The acidic bonds have long broken down due to being exposed to the air." That K, always so practical and full of answers.

    "But why is there acid residue in an alleyway?" The younger Agent had to ask.

    Why?

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    Re: A Great Way to Start the Holidays...

    Post by Bonkers on Fri Dec 30, 2011 6:01 pm

    “Heh?” the toon suddenly jolted up – all of the previously puffed bubbles bursting at once.
    His ears twitching Bonkers turned around to face his bosses and slowly approached them.
    “Y-You know that’s funny,” the bobcat grinned sheepishly, “Because I thought I heard you say acid.”

    “Twice.”

    Guess there must have been something wrong with - …and then he noticed the puddle that J had… stumbled over.

    With a yelp Bonkers jumped away from it and for a moment the toon stood uncharacteristically still and watched the puddle. Was it too late to back out of this mission?
    But… if someone walked around here and attacked helpless people with acid, this criminal had to be stopped! And he didn't want to leave his fellow officers behind.

    When K, however, remarked that the residue was harmless by now, it gave Bonkers some… courage.
    Chest held high and belly drawn in, the toon strut over to the duo, “Yeah, why is there acid?” he repeated J’s question, and build up on it “Why…” he continued with a point, “is there so much?”
    It didn’t appear as much, no – but if you considered that this was merely a residue, that meant there must have been a lot more at some point. A lot more than what you needed to power up batteries or remove some rust stains; and whoever made use of such an amount most likely wanted to get rid of something.

    But what?
    Evidence?
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    Re: A Great Way to Start the Holidays...

    Post by Agents K and J on Sat Dec 31, 2011 5:37 am

    Odd. Why was Bonkers...

    "Hmm." K noted the bobcat's behaviour but would comment on it later; now, they had something to solve. Taking out a more resilient metal canister as well as a hardy metal scooper, he stooped down to retrieve a little sample of the residue before pocketing it. "We'll take a sample for the lab to determine the facts, but in the meantime..." He paused to look at the two. "I doubt we'll find anything else here. Whoever was in this alley has done a good job cleaning their crime up."

    Considering all that was left was fecal matter and acid, J had to cross his arms confused. "Okay, so let's recap." He suggested. "At the house, we discovered that a family is MIA with extreme signs of force."

    "Correct."

    "And we also discovered that there's -- strangely -- fecal matter all over the house with clumps of scales in it." That, J didn't understand but it got him pacing in a small circle as he worked his brain.

    "Right."

    "Which brought us over here, following a trail thanks to a dog who loves ham, into an alleyway with strange acidic residue." You could almost see the gears in J's brain spinning as he rubbed his chin and thought it all over.

    K only nodded, everything accurate so far. "That's about it." Any moment now... Any moment...

    As J kept pacing, his brow lowered and eyes determined straight ahead into thought, an idea suddenly hit him. "I got it!" He smiled widely, spinning on his heels to face his fellow officers. K could only raise a brow, but he remained quiet as J started to speak up. "Okay! So you know how there's fecal matter everywhere, right?"

    "Uh-huh." K nodded again. Almost, Slick, almost...

    "Then it all makes sense! B!" J eyed the bobcat. "You first found tiny prints, right? On that magazine? That means whatever was covered in fecal matter was small. Small enough to fit into... to fit into... Aha!" The young Agent snapped as epiphany struck him. "K! Where do you find human fecal matter in a house?"

    Bingo.

    K didn't reveal any emotion and he simply played along. "A toilet, Slick."

    "Exactly!" J kept on smiling. "A toilet! So that means whatever crawled out of the home came from the toilet! And if it did, then it must have ran from the house, came to this alley, and mysteriously vanished here! Right where there's acidic residue! K! We gotta go back to the house and find out where that sewer line runs! Maybe that will take us to the place of origin!"

    There was silence before K reached into his suit and pulled out a communicator. "Miss Valentine, this is Agent K. Get us a schematic of the sewer system for the city, please." With a snap he closed the device and merely glanced at Slick with slight amusement. "Good to see you finally came around to a helpful conclusion, Slick. I was almost afraid Agent B was going to do most of the work today."

    Wait...

    "Came around...? You mean you knew all this time, K?!" Oh, consider J riled up! K had known all this time and hadn't once thought to tell any of them!

    But if K knew he didn't say anything, merely fixed his suit's tie and started to walk out of the alley. "Let's go, fellas. We have a sewer system to investigate."

    "K! This isn't over, K! K, are you listening to me!? K!" J shouted after as he went next, arms in the air.

    Who said humans couldn't be animated just like toons, eh, Bonkers?

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    Re: A Great Way to Start the Holidays...

    Post by Bonkers on Sat Dec 31, 2011 6:12 am

    Oooh, Bonkers didn’t like how that sounded and with a worried frown he stared at the puddle as if it was about to jump him right in face.
    When J suddenly asked for confirmation the bobcat simply nodded and woke into listening what he had even agreed on.
    “The toilet, yes…” Bonkers idly scratched his head. But wasn’t that the whole point behind a ‘sewer crocodile’, J?
    Nevermind the fact that crocodiles were probably too big for these pipes – but who knew, maybe the mysterious reptile was a fellow toon! That could mean it was either fun-sized or could squeeze through the tiniest places with squash and stretch.
    But you wouldn’t need so much acid to wipe out a toon… what about that family?

    Eventually Bonkers’s ear twitched to J’s bickering. Huh…
    As his bosses walked on, the toon followed without a word… and as he walked, he couldn’t help but to glance behind himself one last time to give the puddle a doubtful frown. Increasing his pace – and careful where he treaded – the bobcat decided to catch up on his team before either of them would start to miss him.

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