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Liese shakes his head.
Mon Jun 1, 2015 14:43

"Just the fact that you compared this to a chess game shows how little you actually understand," he said. "You cannot—”

"What my dickish Jedi friend means is that this sort of alternate timeline stuff is never as simple as you think," Deegee quickly interrupted. She and Liese briefly exchanged a silent glare before she continued. "Even we don't really understand it. Cornelius does, but he's a bit preoccupied at the moment."

She took the offered barstool. Hazel glanced at the one next to Deegee's for a moment before kneeling down and crawling under the bar instead. Liese remained standing, his face twisted in irritation.

"Look," Deegee said. "It's helpful to think that you can prepare for whatever it is that's comin'. I get that. But alternate realities don't work like that. The very act of preparin' is enough to cause things to change, meanin' that the situation you're tryin' to get ready for isn't the situation you'll get. It's all very quantum."

"In any event," Liese finally said, "we are here for information, not to stop you. We want to know the details of your encounter along with anything you might now about that future in question."

  • Gaspard sighed.SeaTurtle, Mon Jun 1 12:53
    "Take a seat," he said, sweeping an arm towards the empty barstools to his right. "Just one thing though. This place? Y'know, HQ? It's a melting pot of timelines. What's true for one agent's future... more
    • Liese shakes his head. — PoorCynic, Mon Jun 1 14:43
      • "I can't do that."SeaTurtle, Mon Jun 1 16:53
        "Sorry." Gaspard folded his arms on the counter. "See, this is exactly the thing that I was warned of. The... 'bad future' happens specifically because someone reported the visitors to the Flowers.... more
        • Deegee arched one of her eyebrows.PoorCynic, Tue Jun 2 16:04
          "What makes you think the Flowers don't already know?" she asked. "I mean, in a general sense. We didn't exactly come down here for a pint and a bit of chatter with you and, ah, your lucky ladies man ... more
          • "Well, that fills me with hope."SeaTurtle, Tue Jun 2 22:26
            "And dread. Mostly dread." Gaspard drummed his fingers on the table. "All right. To heck with this. I need help anyways." He looked at Harris, who shrugged. "Right. So, from the top. The visitors... more
            • Deegee grimaced.PoorCynic, Wed Jun 3 17:59
              "The Sundering. Great. Always good for a laugh, that is." Liese stroked his pointed grey beard. "It sounds like the Paladins could have come from either DF-109C or 109D. Or possibly some new... more
              • "Neither, sir," replied Gaspard.SeaTurtle, Wed Jun 3 22:04
                Harris leaned past his colleague to look at Liese. "I feel obligated to add that in the DTOM timeline there were organized Mary Sue invasions of HQ. Maybe they're your third group? Like, reappearing... more
                • "No, it was the Sues," Liese replied.PoorCynic, Thu Jun 4 13:22
                  "I am speaking of a third faction within the PPC itself, fighting against both the Loyalists and the Efficient. This Centurion is tied to it. This is not a constant development across all timelines;... more
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