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    Re: Taking it out on him..

    Post by Barney Calhoun on Wed Apr 11, 2012 11:10 pm

    The seconds ticked by, and still no sign of her. She was probably lying in wait, waiting for him, even as he laid in wait for her. Now it was up to whoever's patience gave out first. Key was still an unknown quantity. Maybe he couldn't out-wait her. But, he meant to try. Thus far, he'd been chasing her, letting her choose where and when to strike. If he could, he was going to force her to act. Just to see if he could. Just to see how she'd react.

    So, he waited, straining his ears, listening to the way the building settled, the way the wind outside occasionally made the walls creak, trying to sift out the quiet noises that might be his elusive opponent.

    Of course, if they both hid out, this would be a really dull fight. He'd give it another minute, maybe, and then come up with a new plan if she didn't show up. Maybe think of some other way to lure her out....

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    Re: Taking it out on him..

    Post by Ayalah Levi on Thu Apr 12, 2012 9:33 pm

    The difference in training levels for a security officer or a cop usually did pale in comparison to the training of Spies, Assassins, and well proven soldiers. When it came to fights and tense moments like this, Key'Esop had very finely honed and trained hearing, she was still human, but she was a well trained human, who'd survived everything the Grim Reaper used to try and claim her.

    Maybe Portal Breach's grim Reaper would be more successful at some point, who was to know? She moved up closer, going low behind the wrecked car, Key did have Thermal and VISR among other vision modes on her helmet, but how fair would that be? this was a fight, not a hunt, She moved up again, swiftly, and quietly, Making a little bit of noise as she went through the window of the northerly building, she then moved to the near corner that was dark, hard to see, Barney had, in his absence of movement encouraged key to silently and cautiously move up, and seeing as he was where he was, he couldn't exactly see what was going on... When Key did not want to be heard, she wasn't heard...

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    Re: Taking it out on him..

    Post by Barney Calhoun on Fri Apr 13, 2012 3:39 pm

    There was no denying it. As far as actual, professional, military training went, Key blew Barney out of the water. Hell, the most "training" (in huge sarcasm quotes) he got had been a quick jog through an obstacle course, and some mandatory target practice at the shooting range the first Tuesday of every month. When he'd been dropped on his ear into the middle of an alien invasion, Barney had managed to escape Black Mesa with three of the scientists (with a short detour through Xen) with nothing more than his wits, luck, and determination.

    Since then, he'd hadn't saved the world. He didn't wage a personal war against the Combine on a daily basis. No, Barney was the guy who held down the fort, and tried to keep everybody's heads above water while the sharks circled. Sure, he'd saved some lives along the way, and softened the blow to others, whenever he could, but let's be clear: Barney wasn't the hero. He wasn't Kung-Fu Action Jesus over here, not like Gordon was. He'd saved a few lives along the way, sure. Softened the blow when it came down on others, whenever he could. Helped Alyx and Doctor Kleiner when they settled down in City 17, trying to smuggle people out of the city to relative safety. Gone undercover, at great personal risk, with Civil Protection, to funnel what info he could to the rebels. He'd been nearly eaten alive, electrocuted, burned with fire and green acidic alien spit, shot at, bludgeoned, stabbed... And if there was one thing the last 20 years taught him, it was what it felt like to be hunted.

    So, no, Barney hadn't been formally trained. Not even a little. But it'd be a grave error to assume he was the same dorky young rent-a-cop that he'd been in Black Mesa.

    He hadn't been trying to see (poking his head around would have provided a great target, after all, and given away his position), but the only hint Barney caught of Key's movement was that slight scrape of whatever-the-heck-her-suit-was-made-of against concrete, as she went through the window of the north building. It was quiet, though, and difficult to pinpoint. All he really knew was that she was on the move again. It was with great trepidation that Barney risked a glance around the wall, once silence reigned again. Still no sign of her anywhere, though for all he knew, she might just be on the other side of the wall from him.

    He'd been hoping to catch her coming towards him, but that obviously wasn't going to happen. If he waited here until she found him, he'd be boxed in with no escape---not exactly the smartest move. So, while he still didn't know where the hell she was, exactly, Barney was just going to have to risk moving.

    Still keeping down in a crouch, but not bothering to try and move terribly quietly (we're trying to lure her out, here, folks), he ducked around the corner, and broke into a quick jog south, through the courtyard to the west of the building and through the gap in the far wall. Once there, Barney pointed his back towards the wall of the arena, still keeping low but ready to run or shoot if she took the bait. There were more options for escape, here---hopefully he could duck behind one of the handy walls next to him, no matter what direction she showed up in.

    Alright... come and get me.

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    Re: Taking it out on him..

    Post by Ayalah Levi on Fri Apr 13, 2012 9:13 pm

    Key's could gather well enough that he wasn't a poorly t guard or the likes, as they would usually surrender when things got out of their hands, which key didn't mind, she preferred it actually, less unnecessary human bloodshed. They were easy to bribe too, which worked well for Key, but Barney did not seem that type.

    What to do next, that was the next choice, she had cut him down even more, compartmentalized him into a small area, she knew by now he was very near, she did hear some footsteps, but at least he was trying to be quiet. she creeped over to the window, she didn't see anything to the east. She pulled from one of her small pouches, she slowly moved the mirror over to see if he was the other way, catching a glimpse of him, she quickly hid the mirror away again, she removed one of the grenades, and carefully pulled out the pin, holding the handle tight. she held it in her spare hand and quickly vaulted out the window, firing two shots and tossing the grenade lightly to land infront of him, she turned and ran, disappearing back inside the east building, hiding just inside the door, she holstered the pistol incase he did notice where she went exactly she could throw a few punches.

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    Re: Taking it out on him..

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    Re: Taking it out on him..

    Post by Barney Calhoun on Sat Apr 14, 2012 12:13 am

    Barney had been expecting---hoping for, even---the flurry of movement as the former ONI agent vaulted out the window, weapon in hand and ready for him. He'd been ready for her---though he hadn't really been expecting the smoke grenade going off almost at his feet. Calhoun was able to snap off a shot or two, but the sudden burst of obscuring smoke kept him from giving her any more trouble.

    Her shots had drawn blood, though they had hit nothing vital. One grazed his shoulder, one his side. Or, at least, he thought it had only grazed him, but there wasn't exactly time to check. Not while he was ducking for cover. The smoke provided some, sure, but Barney preferred the solid kind of cover, personally. Especially when there could be more bullets flying, as far as he knew. Taking a moment or two to regroup, the former rebel leader put a hand to his injured side, and took quick stock. Probably wont bleed out seemed the best diagnosis. It stung like hell, of course, but he'd had worse. More often than he'd like to think about, actually.

    Luring her in had met with little success, hunting her down likewise. It was unlikely, it seemed, that he'd manage to get the drop on her. Thus far, the tide seemed to be against him, but even so, he was getting a better idea of her fighting style, of her capabilities. He might not be able to beat her, but at least he could do his best to keep things interesting...

    Just guessing from the direction she'd been moving in before, she was probably somewhere south, or east of his position. A quick peek around the wall, once he was out of the cloud of smoke, didn't reveal her position. If he had to hazard a guess, she was probably hiding somewhere along the east wall, though she might have been able to sprint all the way south. He didn't particularly feel like crossing that big open space without knowing where she was at, though. Instead, he moved around, between the storage containers, ending up at the very end of the southern one. Barney paused there, briefly, to see if his movement had elicited further reaction from her. He wanted a better idea of where she was at---he suspected she'd be just as dangerous up close, but morbid curiosity dictated that he find out for himself.

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    Re: Taking it out on him..

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    Re: Taking it out on him..

    Post by Ayalah Levi on Mon Apr 16, 2012 7:48 pm

    Another ping, not bad for blindfire, Key put it down to luck, mostly, she knew she had one bullet left in the magazine, not worth wasting, she'd fire the single bullet and hide again, she moved down slowly.

    She did check out the windows to see if her foe was there,but only extremely brief looks so as to not be seen, moving right down to the lower window, she looked out quickly across to the the rotated container and moved down another bit, just about seeing a bit of shadow, she knew where her target was Leaning out the southern door, she stayed inside as much as possible, aiming for a second before pulling the trigger, the surprisingly quite gun, even if it was suppressed, mad e it's usual silence noise, at which point Key holstered the pistol and quickly moved back up north, hiding behind the middle doorframe of the building, , were this back home, and no Diceor, she would of acted alot more lethally than she was now...

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    Re: Taking it out on him..

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    Re: Taking it out on him..

    Post by Barney Calhoun on Tue Apr 17, 2012 3:34 pm

    Hngh. Well, on the bright side, he'd found her. If Barney had just been relying on sound, he probably wouldn't have been able to figure out where the shot had come from. It helped that he'd caught movement out of the corner of his eye, too, but the main clue had been getting shot. Heh. If she'd been somewhere in front of him, it wouldn't have just taken a chunk out of his arm. She could have aimed for something more vital. That, and the brief glimpse he got as she darted past the window again and out of sight.

    It was time to chase. Hide and seek had been fun for awhile, but the longer he prolonged the game of cat-and-mouse, the longer she'd whittle away at him. He'd seen, thus far, how she would react to stealth and maneuvering. Now, to try the direct approach.

    Barney left the cover of the shipping container, and, trying to move swiftly and silently, made for the closest window into the east building, pausing momentarily to check inside to make sure it was clear before he vaulted the window sill. He didn't think she'd still be in the room, but caution never hurt. Once inside, Barney stalked towards the door to the northern room. Paused for a heartbeat just outside it, to check what he could see of the room beyond, then stepped into the doorway, gun at the ready, checking each side, and...

    Jackpot.

    The two short bursts of gunfire were really just his way of saying hello. He was blocking the door to the south, and was genuinely curious to see what she'd do now. Fight or flee?


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    Re: Taking it out on him..

    Post by Ayalah Levi on Mon Apr 23, 2012 6:30 am

    Most people honestly wouldn't try closing to point blank with an assassin, but this was his descision not hers. but this is where Key was usually most dangerous.

    The helmet expressionless as ever, she kicked him back to the wall(No damage, so no dice, bear with me). and pulled the hilt of her blade from her chest, bringing it down, it made a rather daunting TSsschhhh Noise, and with a blue flash the Blade of the sword had appeared.

    She didn't feel like killing him just yet, so instead of lunging straight for the kill, she gave three swings, Each one cutting clean through the door frame next to him, leaving a burn mark. As for what it actually did to him, only Diceor could say!

    If it was a close quarter slaughter he wanted, it would be what he would get!

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    Re: Taking it out on him..

    Post by Barney Calhoun on Tue Apr 24, 2012 3:01 pm

    It would have been nice to claim that the former security guard had avoided the blows with ninja like speed and skill, but the truth of the matter it was pure luck and startled reflex that had Barney ducking narrowly out of the way of the glowing sword. Because, let's be honest, pulling a freaking lightsaber blade out of thin air was the last thing Barney Calhoun had been expecting her to do. Two distinctly different reactions immediately warred with each other. The first, a general Oh holy shit what the hell is that thing sentiment of dismay. The second of somewhat begrudging awe. That thing looks freaking awesome... I want one.

    Unfortunately, the only way Barney was likely to get one, was applied directly to his face. Or other places. He... was definitely going to have to avoid being hit by that thing. If he could. This is going to suck. The alternative was sneaking around and getting ambushed repeatedly, but in a second or two here, that might not look half bad.

    He wasn't about to give up the fight, though, just because she had a shiny toy to show off. Hell, no. It might have been shiny, but it wasn't all that deadly if it didn't actually hit him. And, while it hadn't, he was going to make the most of things. First thing's first... He'd already been moving, to get out of the way of her swings, so Barney allowed the momentum to continue, turning it into a more controlled, circling sort of movement, that brought him closer to the northern door while still facing her. The gun in his hand spat bullets at her with a satisfying thunkthunkthunk. Not exactly spray-and-prey, the AR2 was a little more precise than that, but in these close quarters, against a fast moving target, it was starting to get close.


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