Hemlock 10 / ( 11 )
So. yeah. what DID happen?
In the end i did not include this, because it was too drastic. Gabriel and Barbera will be at each others throat all the time but it will escalate and this is closer to Gabriels high of antagonism with Barbera than some scenes that would follow.
This is the unedited, uncorrected and not very refined part i cut (among some others but i did not keep those):
Sicherungskasten, G is at it with a flashlight. Cursing. Switches it back on. Light comes on, L is standing right behind the kasten. G jumps.
L has a pill bottle and a syringe: You can chose.
G pushes past L. I don t have time for zis. Ze lighting wraz might wake up any minute.
L: Good for her. And you. Though I am surprised you are awake. What happened to your tea?
G looks guilty.
L: I see. How did you convince Barbera to drink something from your hands?
G: I just left it in its shack. Repackaged.
L eyes bottle in B s hand. … refilled.
G on control panel. Stand back. Turns switch, maniacal laugh. Nothing happens.
L has devastated part of the machine with Gabriel s hammer. L: Oh my.
G: I vorked a vhole night on zis...
L indicates all the sharp objects pointing at underwear B. The energy extractor part of your device carries a close resemblance to, what do you call it… help me along here, Gabriel…
G: Umh… surgically placed… invasive transmitters?
L: A death trap. An execution table. A horizontal Guillotine. Whatever you built – if it indeed concentrates and directs Barbera s power, it will do so only once.
G looks slightly guilty. If zis lightning wraz breaks, you can just get anozer. Right?
L: Another Barbera. You re the only person to use a hopeful tone with that.
Barbera is a monster but she s my monster. You do not get to decide over her life.
G: I KILL monsters, I...
L: Yes. One at a time. Inefficient, inaccurate and this – this is petty.
L: How did Bob evaluate this endeavor? Don t tell me – he doesn t know you re down here, torturing your energy source, who is a living being.
G: Progress requires sacrifices.
L produces the syringe and pills. A true von Stein talking.
G breaking down. But – but I am taking my pills. The old pills slow me down too much, zey...
L: We should never be restricted. But your mind is in disarray. Your demons cripple you. The only thing you built tonight was a killing machine. Not even a trap. I do not have a use for an engineer that is fueled by ideology, paranoia and hate. Are you the big sister for Bob to look up to?
G takes the pill in her hand. What is the point – with these, I cannot hear Bob at all...
L: I will not turn you into a vegetable. This is a mild sedative. It will take care of some of the restlessness. And please drink your tea. I know you need longer to finish your work if you sleep at night but your mind needs that pause to reconnect to reality.
G takes the pill.
Bob turns up.
B regains consciousness. L silhouette. B: You fucking drugged me…
B looks at puncture marks and fresh restraint markings. No, this was the striped future carry-on…
L: From now on, she will stay medicated. You will let this one slide.
B: What. L gets up into the light, domina. B: Ohhhh. Leans back. B I m listening…
I made sure you ll have it very easy to forget this night...
B leaning in for a Kiss, opens eyes to L throwing a raincape into her lap. L steps aside, two people tied up, shivering.
B getting out a hammer. I WAS running low on cooking supplies.
Guy 1: Yo, we paid you for a session! No outsourcing!
Girl 1: I don t think that s part of the package.
L: In 5 hours I need you cleaned up und the others fed.
Guy: Banana Split!
B: Ah, come on, stay. I want to show off to you.
L: You ll impress me the most if you manage not to kill Gabriel or Jaune within the next two weeks. I ll be able to read the crime scene later.
Girl: BANANA SPLIT.
L: Its the safe word.
B: The what?
L leaves: Exactly.
I like the safe-word exchange. I might use that one in a later setting.
Edited out all the apostrophes and quotation marks... because I suck at coding and cannot type in those signs without the whole text getting shredded. I reeaaally need to update this page s code, but that s more complicated than just fixing this. This page needs a mobile version, short-url versions for the pages, options to save reading progress, maaaybe a comment section again,b ut i dont know about that one. Scheduled uploading...
But i cannot do that on my own and this would come pretty expensive. Ah well.