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Message no. 1
From: Freddy Frypp <JAMES-CUENO@*********.EDU>
Subject: Ablation 2
Date: Thu, 11 May 1995 12:15:30 CST
>>>>>[+++++ BEGIN VIDEO:

You see the laughing man from before, sitting in the couch, a cable
running down to a remote control deck in his lap. Blood runs down
his face from hollow eye sockets.

"Dammit. You'd think anybody else would be hysterical. No - not me.
Wake up in a pool of blood, my eyes gouged out and my thumbs in my
ears - mind you, my hands were 'cuffed behind my back." He holds up
both hands, wiggling eight fingers. "So what do I do, after panicking
for a sec, slip the cuffs - real easy to do with nothing for 'em
to catch on - find my deck and jack in. Glad I got the camera working
again on this damn thing or I'd be in really shit shape. <sigh>"

"Hold on, where'd I put those ruby slippers?" The man jumps up and
looks around before rembering he needs the drone to see. "Spot,
c'm'ere." The camera bounces around as the drone traverses the trash
littering the room.

"Bingo, here they are." Sure enough, Rumormonger finds a pair of red
sequined stilletto heel shoes and puts them on. "I hope somebody's
gettin' a laught outta this. There's no place like home, there's no
place like home, there's no place like home. Brimmy, hurry up and get
yer hoop in here."

The spirit's familiar form materializes in the room. "I like it."

"Yeah well, frag you an' the bike you rode in on." The spirit
bristles at the last.


"I want you to find the joker that did this to me and bring him to
me. Then I want you to wave your hands an' grow me some new eyes.
An' then -." The spirit backhands him, knocking him out of his heels.

"You've had your three."


"My presence, your assailant, his presence. I will be back." The
spirit fades from view.

"Dammit" Rumormonger reaches for his VCR dataport and yanks the
plug, ending the signal.


Wait there's more. Brimmy got 'im. Lucky he hadn't gone far and my
'Skmimmer latched on to Brimstone's bike's noise.


The camera flits along the sidewalk, running somewhat parallel to a
figure on a motorcycle. The helmeted head looks at the camera, which
suddenly veers in another direction after a car. The camera swings
back around in time to see the biker slowing to the pace of a bald
man walking down the street.

The bald man stops and turns to the biker. He takes a step forward,
saying something. The biker lowers his kickstand and steps off of
the bike, leaving it idling.

The bald man takes a step back as the biker raises the visor of his
helmet. He staggers backwards, half-running, half-tripping into an
alley. The biker trots into the alley after him.

A flash light erupts from the alley. The image whitens then dims as
flare compensators kick in.

Burning trash blows out of the alley.


Heh. Pisses me off that Brimstone went ahead and did him in
himself. I kinda liked the looks of his cybereyes....

On that subject, if yer wondering, right now, I'm floating in a
sensory dep tank while the new eyes take. It's been a coupla days
since my little.... altercation, somebody posted a replay earlier,
an' I just haven't had a chance to post the rest of it.

Found a doc that had some eyes on hand that he could implant right
away. The wonders of microsurgery reattached one of my thumbs anyway.
Didn't get a chance to see the eyes <huh-yuck> so I hope they aren't
more of the damn sammy, plain chrome variety.

I couldn't stand having eyes like that....]<<<<<
-- Rumormonger (Always / Tuned-In)
Message no. 2
From: Freddy Frypp <JAMES-CUENO@*********.EDU>
Subject: Re: ABLATION 2
Date: Thu, 11 May 1995 12:16:55 CST
Changes things around just a hair. Left lots of room (the
kickstand, we never see the biker's face...) for the actual identity
of CK's killer, just in case things change again.

Message no. 3
From: "Thomas W. Craig" <Craigtw1@***.COM>
Subject: Re: Ablation 2
Date: Thu, 11 May 1995 21:31:31 -0400
>>>>>[Hmmm...It looks like Brimstone forgot my promise...I hope he can
that he killed that bald person in self-defense...or I will have to reteach
the last lesson...and this time he may be fully disrupted...or I may decide
to banish him.]<<<<<
--Ryuga (18:01:30 PDT/ 05:11:56)
Ryaka Science and Tech
Message no. 4
From: "Robert R." <rod@********.USMC.MIL>
Subject: Re: Ablation 2
Date: Fri, 12 May 1995 06:43:51 EDT
>>>>>[GooD Luck, and I suggest you look at the pick file again..
You know for a dragon you sure are strange... oh well I guess
that's the way of the world.]<<<<<
-- GoD < 06:43:51 / 05-12-56 >
Message no. 5
From: "JOHN SPAIN<YEAR 2 OR BUST>" <93135653@****.DCU.IE>
Subject: Re: Ablation 2
Date: Fri, 12 May 1995 16:43:32 +0000
>>>>>[Thaaaat fraaagin self-righteous dragon really rubs me the wrong

First time I see Brimstone doing something worthwhile, way I see it.
So what if he fragged that bald bastard? Didja see what he did to Rumormonger?

Self defence?? You fraggin' Lizard... lessee... if Brimstone frags bald guy
in revenge for cutting up Rm, you frag Brimstone... in revenge for killing
bald guy...

In that case, what makes _you_ better than Brimstone, Ryuga? Eh? Eh?

You bloody self-righteous fraggin' shit. Who died and made you god?

And as for paying for Rm's med-bills... hey! The Liu brother's gang told
me they'd remove my legs at the waist and make me eat them raw...I might let
'em do it if you're gonna foot the bill. I could do with a pair of cyberlegs...

(Now I only have to convince them to use anaesthetics and clean knives...
hey, anybody here tried human meat? What does it taste like?)

Jeez. I'll be glad to go back to Nippon.

Oh, yeah, Ryuga...<chuckle>, before you go and set right all the wrongs
of the world, clean up yer own home... Have you checked the business
practices of your simchip departament recently?

-- Goku (Is going/back home)
Message no. 6
From: "Thomas W. Craig" <Craigtw1@***.COM>
Subject: Re: Ablation 2
Date: Fri, 12 May 1995 12:59:08 -0400
>>>>>[GoD, I did double check the pic file...he was never told to kill the
bald person...he was told to bring the guy back...granted we never saw the
rider's face; but according to Rumormonger it WAS Brimstone. As such, the
burden of proof now rests squarely on Brimstone's shoulders.]<<<<<
--Ryuga (10:00:30 PDT/ 05:12:56)
Ryaka Science and Tech
Message no. 7
From: "Thomas W. Craig" <Craigtw1@***.COM>
Subject: Re: Ablation 2
Date: Fri, 12 May 1995 14:02:48 -0400
>>>>>[Goku, we do NOT have a simchip department...secondly...I promised
Brimstone that if he or Teutone harmed another person and if it was not in
self-defence, they would have to deal with me. I am not righting all the
wrongs in the world, just keeping a promise.]<<<<<
--Ryuga (10:45:30 PDT/ 05:12:56)
Ryaka Science and Tech
Message no. 8
From: Mike Goldberg <m_goldberg@**.COLORADO.EDU>
Subject: Re: Ablation 2
Date: Fri, 12 May 1995 12:10:30 MST
>>>>>[ Ryuga, why are you even bothering? Granted I don't know much about
Dragons, but still... he is only one annoying person.

Oh, and don't give me that line about keeping a promise. I want to know
why you made the promise in the first place? ]<<<<<
-- Ratspeak <11:07:00/5-12-56>

>>>>>[ *rolls his eyes* Here we go again folks. ]<<<<<
-- Scourge <11:07:39/5-12-56>

>>>>>[ And YOU compared me to him. *sniff* The nerve! I'm nothing like
At least I know when to keep my mouth shut. ]<<<<<
-- Sprinkler <11:08:22/5-12-56>

>>>>>[ So you think.... I could give you a list of things that weren't
to become common knowledge that did. I still think that earlier statement

I'm curious though, why are you posting now? I thought you would never
come back here after the mess you caused. ]<<<<<
-- Scourge <11:10:10/5-12-56>

>>>>>[ Things happen. I'm still playing clean-up from the last mess you
handed me. Uh-oh. Gunner is calling and he doesn't seem very happy.
-- Sprinkler <11:11:17/5-12-56>
Message no. 9
From: Freddy Frypp <JAMES-CUENO@*********.EDU>
Subject: Re: Ablation 2
Date: Fri, 12 May 1995 13:26:17 CST
>>>>>[Uh, no, to tell you the truth, Goku, I didn't see much....

Hell, I probably had it coming. Now, if I just knew who it was I
pissed off enough to get my eyes gouged out. Kinda symbolic if
you ask me, since I make my living blackmailing some of Seattle's
finest. Not gonna say who, mind you....

And, hey, Goku, it tastes like chicken. Wow, I love these
-- Rumormonger (Always / Tuned-In)


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