reply to post by silo13
Naw, neno is at the mercy of Studious at the moment. To send Chumley and a rescue party will likely spark a young war with Studious and the NI guys.
Besides, neno and Studious have some issues they need to work out in order to pick a direction and move forward.
I thought about writing a post where neno wakes up on the NI drop ship, but you KNOW he's gonna try to bite the first NI guy that gets within teeth
reach of him. Can't do much else at the moment, since he's strapped in, but neno has massive issues with NI. Probably better to leave him strapped
down, and see if Studious can talk sense to him, so as to avoid an ugly scene with the last remaining NI guys (as far as I know - but there could be
ARMIES of clones of them!).
Studious' assignment, should he decide to accept it, will be to convince neno that he ought not to kill NI out of hand, and that NI ain't gonna kill
HIM out of hand. This tape will self destruct in 10 seconds...
After that, neno and Studious can get down to brass tacks. See, with Earth in the shape it's in, And more importantly the UEF government in shambles,
prosecution of either neno OR Studious is.. problematic. No jails... no courts... and unless I miss my guess, the 'Studious Arrest Warrant' is lost
in the ether, too. Ain't nobody recalls it but neno and Studious. In the real world, paperwork has been known to get 'lost' (a friend of mine met
his wife in the Balkans like that - arrested her, then 'lost' the paperwork), and it makes more sense to pull in the same direction. Even red-necked
neno can figure THAT out!
Studious isn't aware as to just WHAT happened, he's just awfully piqued that the NI Motherships got destroyed... as near as I recall. Luder is
probably in sick bay right now, and since we haven't heard from him lately, I have to assume the character is in a coma or something.
So the ball is in Studious' court. Neno will probably see it as either a good will gesture, or a fit of insanity, that he wasn't disarmed when he
was strapped in.
Whichever it is will depend entirely on Studious' next actions.
The CindyMars tele-thingy is some sort of blue bauble that Cim gave neno, which is hanging around his neck. He doesn't know what it is or what it
will do, and CindyMars said here in the working thread that she doesn't, either.
That just means I can make it do ANYTHING, neno just has to discover it's function 'accidentally', and to be honest, I haven't figure out what the
thing does myself. Kinda keeping it in reserve as a 'get out of jail free' card, but I'm not gonna morph neno out of this jam until we see what
Studious wants to do.
For all I know, the blue thingy might do nothing more than make pancakes by the pound, like a Star Trek replicator.
Wouldn't that be neat?
Oh, by the way, thanks for not sending Bransom after neno. You KNOW that if 'that woman!' had rescued him, he would have been forced to commit
seppukku out of sheer humiliation, right?
At least with Studious to the rescue, they get a chance to work out their differences, and if it all goes south, neno has a crafty opponent.