Roleplay live : Death on Zombie Mountain – Part Three
Dead Girls never tell
Writers : DrakonMacar & CharlotteCarrendar
CharlotteCarrendar: – There was blood, all over the interior of the office, pooled on the floor, but now dried, handprints on the filing cabinets, smeared down where the vicitims fell. So what was it that brought this horror to the miners and workers at the camp site of Jim’s mining company. It seemed that only one was to have lived through this and be able to tell the tale of the day the mine would close forever. Rick was helping the pair onto their feet. “Ma’am, we are with the Government. And I think you should start by explaining THAT.” Rufus pointed at the felled miner with his portal gun. Tamika the Secretary, was practically white from fear, blood having drained from her face, staring at the felled miner that had been taken out by the wily Rufus. (Tamika)”You people…are goverment? Why…why you no send in the army? Why you no hear our calls? I tried…I tried, on the radio…but day…after day. Another miner, vanishes, and the crews get smaller. Down…down in that pit. Something…something killed them. But…but they come back. They come alive as Zombies, and attacked. Yes…I saw *she points at her own eyes*…I hid…I did, under the office floor. There is a trap door, where we hide provisions, but I never thought I would be hiding myself.”- she looked at Dr Andrea and then wiped the line of blood from her chin- “I thought you were one…I didn’t know. I am the sole survivor.”- Dr Andrea let out a sigh, her right hand still hurting from the punch she made against the Secretary. (Dr Andrea)”Why are you the sole survivor?” – A simple question, but one the secretary was able to answer. Tamika pointed to the mine entrance and said with a tremor- (Tamika)”Cause, I have never been down in the mine.”- The ground then started to shake, with a tremor like force, and Tamika panicked- (Tamika)”THAT IS IT!!…THE EARTH TREMORS BEFORE AN ATTACK!!! GOD HELP US ALL!!”- she then ran off into the scrub, her arms flailing, frightened out of her mind- <3>
DrakonMacar: Rufus had sighed internally and began to shake his head. “Zombies!” Rufus exclaimed, throwing his arms in the air and then facepalming with his right hand. Dodgson groaned and rolled around miserably on his back, struggling to get up. Rick started turning his head, scanning the area around them. Ronald on the other hand was squeeking and scratching at the back of Rufus’ head. The physicist sniffed casually as he paid attention. “Ronald does not like this place. Somethings very wrong here as we all can tell. Before anything else, we need the front gates unlocked. There are heavy padlocks that lard lord, over on the ground there, wouldn’t let us cut or roll over the gates. If you’ve got the keys we can try getting communications functioning here again. We’ve only just now come as there have been no reports from this dig si-” Then the ground shook, the good doctor looked about in a very startled manner. Rick did the same thing, watching the mouth of the mine more so than anything else while Dodgson rolled on the ground helplessly. “An earthquake?” Rick barked as the shaking grew then as quickly as it came, it went. ‘THE EARTH TREMORS BEFORE AN ATTACK!’ Rufus looked over at the screaming woman. “Calm down and stop shouting! Miss, do you have a name and can you unlock the gates so we can get in here to help?!” The physicist was now becoming very curious of what horrors took place at the dig site and what she had witnessed.
CharlotteCarrendar: – Dr Andrea took off after the wild eyed Secretary, who was running around in circles, clearly out of her mind with fright. Andrea was fast on her feet, for a woman in heels, and soon caught her up, grabbing her shoulders and turning her around. (Dr Andrea)”Those people back there need you. The locks to the gates. You must know where the key is.”- The frightened secretary trembled in her place. (Tamika)”You don’t understand. The ground, the tremors. Always after that happens, another one dies. Its a sign….Can’t you see?”- Andrea wasn’t having a bar of it, and dragged the woman by the arm back to the camp, pulling her through the vegetation, that whipped around them. As they came out to the clearing, where Rufus had been singing out “Calm down and stop shouting! Miss, do you have a name and can you unlock the gates so we can get in here to help?!” Andrea pushed the woman out in front of her, rather roughly. (Tamika)”Its..its in the office, on the key rack, marked with a blue tag.”- Dr Andrea ran over to the office, opening the door again, and quickly snatched up the key with the blue tag, but also noticing the ransacked office. Something about this did not add up. Why would the zombies be after documents? So many unanswered questions. Slowly, she turned and looked at the door sign. Twenty five men dead, their tiny bodies marked out with a red cross. She ran her fingers across each of the figures on the tilted sign and then called out to Tamika- (Dr Andrea)”How long did it take for this all to happen?” -if she could work out the time line of deaths, and if this was associated with the tremors, then it could lead to what it was that caused the miners to turn to zombies. Looking over at what was left of the miner in the cart, she asked Rufus, as she tossed him the key. (Dr Andrea)”So, are we going down there? Or waiting for backup?” <3>
DrakonMacar: Dodgson had finally managed to get to his feet and was fully enraged again. “YOU DO NOT ANSWER THEM TAMIKA! I am Mr. Dodgson, acting liason between our government and Jim’s Mining Company, I am from our legal department and before they get to ask you anything, you and I are going to the office to have a long talk.” The bulging bastard raved, all but demanding the obedience of all those present. Rufus and Rick made breif eye contact and nodded in silent agreement. “Fats has a point. While the interview is going I need to be present to cross examine her. See if her story adds up. Jim’s Mining hired me out after all.” Rick said, pulling and flicking the toothpick he’d been chewing on. “Doctor Andrea, if you would be so kind as to accompany me to the gate then. We need to at least do a once over on this site.” Rufus motioned as he walked to the gate. “With me, now Tamika. Especially if you’d still like to see a check in your hand from us.” Rick walked up beside Tamika. “It’ll be alright miss. We just need to ask you a few questions is all, you do not need to worr yabout us. Everything is going to be fine.”
CharlotteCarrendar: – Dodgson really let Tamika have it, scolding her in his enraged voice, shouting till she placed both hands up to her ears, swaying back and forth like an psych patient. Dr Andrea quickly gripped the woman’s hands and pulled them down, before slapping her fair across the face. (Dr Andrea) ~Whack!~ Now you are going to listen to me..and listen good. You are going to go into that office with Mr Dodgson and tell him everything, right from the start, since he is the representative from the company. Okay?” – Dr Andrea certainly didn’t work in human relations, that was for sure, but it seemed to do the trick, as Tamika finally stopped her carrying on. The men seemed to be offering her consul, and even talk that if she wanted a check, she should comply. Nervously, she made her way back to the main office, ready to tell all to the grumpy, overweight lawyer. Dr Andrea pulled her shirt down, as though she was trying to straighten herself up, heading with Rufus to the gate. She shrugged as she rubbed her hands together, saying under her breath. (Dr Andrea)”I hate weak women. I don’t care what she has been through, she needs to get her act together.”- Reaching the gate, the blue key should have been able to be used to unlock the gate, while back at the office, Tamika lead Dodgson inside. (Tamika)”This…all started two months ago. I was brought up here to oversee the shipments being sent from the mines back to Lorewall, but…-she knelt down picking up a shipping document, covered in blood-…the shipments never left.” <3>
DrakonMacar: Dodgson had waddled into the office, barely fitting within. The door to the backroom was unlocked and unoccupied. Nothing more than a few chairs, a cabnet for files and a work desk. Dodgson huffed and groaned to himself in contempt before settling down behind the desk, shoving what little remained on the surface off and slamming his breifcase down. Rick had shut the door behind Dodgson and Tamika, opting to lean on the wall next to the doorway. Inside the back room Dodgson patted himself down again with the hideous handkercheif. “Tamika I’ve been reading up on files and know everything up to seven weeks ago when we last heard from this station. We came up here as there were no communications of any sort or form that can be determined. Near two months gone by and I dare say that not even an inventory report submitted? You are going to tell me what happened, Tamika.” The lawyer said as he opened his breifcase, turning it so she would never see what was within. With his right hand however, he produced an audi recorder and pressed play. “Dodgson, Legal Administration for Jim’s Mining Co. Interview with employee number 457. Tamika, what do you do here?” By the front gate the two scientists began unlocking and discarding the heavy padlocks keeping their transport from entry. “Doctor Andrea, thank you for catching her. She seems long gone at the moment.” Rufus said rather coolly to her.
CharlotteCarrendar: – Dodgson was simply huge, and a miracle he could even get in the door way to the small office. The sound of his hideous bulk as he sat himself down behind the desk, had Tamika blurt out- (Tamika)”You might break it.”- Not a wise thing to say, but seems that her ability to be tactful had gone with the wind. Stealing a look sideways at Rick, she fumbled with the edge of her skirt nervously, her hands cut and covered in caked on dried blood. She was used to dealing with the miners and office managment before that fateful day, and now she felt like she was somehow in trouble, being the last one here, when all the men were gone. “Dodgson, Legal Administration for Jim’s Mining Co. Interview with employee number 457. Tamika, what do you do here?” the tape recorder switched on, and you could see the wheels turning the cassette, as Tamika lowered herself down onto a small rusted chair. (Tamika)”My name is Tamika Rosera, I am an office temp from the Fuyu No arashi financial centre, sent up on special assignment, to see that shipments of the metal would go through to the plants in Lorewall. I was hired specically by Jim’s Mining company, due to my skill in working in product distribution. *she looked back at Rick and said*…I have fast fingers.”- Nervously coughing, she continued. “On arrival here, there was a work force of about thirty, and the change over shift was due. But the men from Lorewall, never were sent up. I know not why this was. Then on the ten pm shift change, the horn blasted for the men to come up from the pit. I was working here, at the very desk you sit. It was then the tremors started. I…I…the men…they came back up to the surface, but two were missing. They all looked shocked, and at the dining mess, they would not speak of it.” <3>
DrakonMacar: “Please stick to just the facts as laid out in question or request. Tell me about every incident where our miners returned without co-workers. Each ime they returned missing one.”
CharlotteCarrendar: -She swallowed nervously and gripped the edge of her dress, the fabric tearing slightly- “That is the thing, the men, they did not want to go back down into the mine. The foreman, he threatened them all. Said, he would dock their pay and there was much fighting in the workers shacks…..That was when….they locked the gates.”
DrakonMacar: The lawyer scribbled some notes on a notepad he kept in his breifcase and then patted his face down again to dry the strails of sweat he was producing. “So the gates were locked to keep employees from abandoning shift. So what transpired when the miners returned to their regularly scheduled shifts?”
CharlotteCarrendar: -Slowly she nodded. The Foreman, Mr Jefferson. He was a cruel, cruel man. He locked the gates, and kept the key in his possession. Wore this big…*she used her hands to act like she was sticking her hands like guns into a belt*…gun belt. When he locked the gates, he made it so no man could leave till he gave the order. The men, they…they were plotting to do something to him. I remember the night. There was a distress call from the mine. Mr Jefferson had been drinking *she pointed to the half empty whiskey bottle still on the desk*…he took his belt and went down into the pit. But he did something strange. He left the key on the rack. I grabbed the key, and that was when…I heard a gun shot, it came from down in the pit. I was too scared to go down there. Was he killing them?”- her eyes widened as she tore her dress again. “he…he never came back out…”
DrakonMacar: “Hnnnnn” The lawyer growled he disinterested hum as he made more notes. “And when did this happen, exactly how long ago?”
CharlotteCarrendar: “It happened…a month ago..at least.” -she again was acting nervously, something was not right about this at all. Her behaviour was very strange- “The men, they continued to work the shifts, night after night. The shipments had to be done. Then we could all go home.”
DrakonMacar: “Why were the disappearances not reported? Was that not YOUR job?” The lawyer leaned forwards on the desk, interrogating Tamika now.
CharlotteCarrendar: -Sweat was pouring down the right side of her face. She looked now like she was in the hot seat, and…she was. “My job was to make sure those shipments were ready to go, I was more than a temp, Mr Dodgson. The communication radio to Lorewall, just stopped working.”- if Dodgson were to look at the back of the radio, he would see the wires had been cut. Sabotage. She had had the key. She could have unlocked the gate. “The company would not want to hear of reports of the deaths. I was on commision. My job was on the line!”
DrakonMacar: The lawyer finished making notes on the notepad and then stood up, closing his briefcase. “That answers my initial inquiries. Do you have any questions or comments you would like to share?”
CharlotteCarrendar: -It was then she made a bolt from her chair, and reached down the side of the filing cabinet, pulling out one of Jefferson’s guns and pointed it at the fat Dodgson. Clearly, the woman was insane. Insane from the months of work, where she plotted to get her hands on the shipment, only for the workers to turn to zombies all around her. “Only one..*she sniffed, cocking the gun with her finger*…where to shoot you!”
DrakonMacar: It was at the moment Rick heard the sliding chair and rustle for something in a filing cabnet the door was hurled open, knocking the woman from her feet as the lawyer dived under the desk. Rick leapt inside and threw himself on the woman to pin her down, his hands going to wresttle the fire arm from her grip. “WE’RE DONE HERE!” Dodgson shouted, turning off the audio recorder as he hid behind cover.
CharlotteCarrendar: -Thrown to the ground in an epic tackle that would have been only matched by something from a football field one, Tamika would find the good looking Rick had her well and truly on her back. There was a good struggle, as she held the gun awkwardly, and then the gun fired, a shocked look on Tamika’s face, as blood started to pool around her body on the floor. Gasping like a fish out of water, her chest heaved, as she went into cardiac arrest, before uttering her dying words- “The…miners…are….” her head tilted towards Dodgson, her eyes without a soul-
DrakonMacar: Rick had disarmed her as she began to fade away. He winced and then sighed at her final words. Her empty eyes staring down the cowarding lawyer, the gumshoe reached over and felt for a pulse at her neck and then tried again at her wrist. She wasn’t breathing, she had no pulse. “You’ve done your time in Hell you poor girl. May you find your peace in Heaven.” He said, pulling her eyes shut. Dodgson had crawled out from behind the desk. “You killed her! You murdered the bitch!” Rick looked over at the squat lawyer, stood up and left. “A hit like that doesn’t give someone a heart attack. Look at all the signs. This place has gone crazy and I wont have some poor dames death on my mind. If she coulda been saved then damn it all I shoulda been making sure she’d be saved. My jobs to figure out what happened and then get everyone out of here. Damn it! Look at that!” The PI pointed at the radio, the wires were snipped. He gestured all around the room. “This place was a lifetime of torment in only two months. I am getting to the bottom of this now!” The man said, storming out and slamming the door behind him. Dodgson’s beady eyes waery from the shock of the gun being pulled, he drew the blinds and locked the door and windows. Looking down at the womans body. “This part stays off of the record.” The fiend grinned as he pulled a small bottle of oil from his briefcase and removed the girls panties. “At least you’re still warm, you leave in shame.” As he stripped down to have his way with the body. At the gates, Rufus had directed the chimera inside and the crew had disembarked. Rick stomped out and told them what had all transpired. The crew for the first Chimera had busied themselves with unloading their cargo and hauling things into the now vacant bungaloos that once held the miners. The sun was setting soon and their partners had still not shown up or responded to radio hails. Rufus found himself staring at the mine entry and then to the Chimera, it was at least large enough to block the hole. “Driver, park this beast up against and facing that mine. Guard detail, take turns in the cab manning that fheavy flamer.”