The fucking twilight

Tum Tum is pissed and where the hell is Chin?

We dip into the backstory to see why Tum Tum is so pissed, and follow the aftermath of Dino and Vega's standoff

The only moral thing that’s left is living – Vega

Characters involved: Dino Trout Vega

Vega

The session opened with Vega standing outside his hardhold. Locked out. The gate was shut fucking tight. His gang rolled into town with 5 new people they picked up in the wastes. They were found north, along the trade route between Numbmeal and Big River. The crowd got very upset with Vega about there being newcomers in town when there wasn’t enough food to go around in the first place. Vega, in a brain-fart type moment, told the crowd that all the food was in the holding and it was all locked up. The person who could get them in would receive double rations. This did not sit well with the crowd, or the newcomer, Shazza. She was promised food and she intended to get it. Her eyes clouded over and the 4 men moved synchronously towards Mercer and ripped him apart with their bare hands, then moved on towards Uncle. His gang stepped up and killed the four of them. Vega then pulled out his gun and demanded Shazza to tell him what the fuck that was all about. She told him, “You are going to kill me whether I tell you or not. You are just going to have to kill me.” He pulled the trigger, and that was that.

Dino

Dino jumped down from Trout’s balcony and looking over The Dark he opened his brain to the Psychic Maelstrom. He could see an energy flowing over the Night Mountains and down. Like a waterfall in timelapse. He could also see the same energy floating above The Dark. Looking to his left, he is able to see a small orange circle, must have been a half mile away, descending The Butte. Coming to, he realizes that he is alone in the compound and that he will need to figure out a way to come to peace with Vega if he is going to have any shot at surviving the next day.

Trout

We flash back to 3 months ago. Trout is eating his meal at the mess hall at Tum Tum‘s holding; Numbmeal. As he is eating, Rack comes up to him and whispers that there is a problem with Peppering. They head over to Peppering’s room to find the door locked. Rack informs Trout that it wasn’t locked when he left. Trout isn’t about to kick the door down, it’s not his style. Instead he heads over to find J.F. Sebass to see if he can pick the lock. Sure as the sun stands still, J.F. Sebass is able to pick the lock and they find Peppering on her bed, totally passed out (Reverse deja vu? Or post-foreshadowing?). Fucking Peppering and her fucking addiction. There are no narcostabs to be found, despite that Rack said there were some here when he saw her. Hearing footsteps down the hall, Trout and Rack make to leave down a side passage in the hallway. Just as they are about to leave, Peppering comes to and calls out to Trout. He hesitates and Tum Tum walks in and sees them there. She knows what Trout has been up to and has tolerated it for now, but no one fucks with her family. She confronts Trout about the narcostabs and who has been giving them to Peppering and insists on searching him. She finds nothing on Trout, but manages to pull out 3 used narcos from Rack‘s pockets. Trout furiously turns on Rack and throws him up against the wall, holding him by the throat. He forces him to explain himself. Rack says, "I did just what you told me to, give her the good stuff. It wasn’t my fault that she OD’d!" bang His head explodes in a red mist, covering Trout‘s face with blood and bits of brains. He feels the cold steel of her pistol nestle against his temple. "We’ve been friends for a long time. You should have known to stay away from Peppering." Trout tries to talk his way out of it, she isn’t hearing any of it. He can hear her pulling the trigger and jerks his head away, the bullet grazes his face, tearing off his right ear. Standing over him, she tells him to stay away from Peppering and if she finds out she is using again, she will kill him.

Dino & Vega

As Dino is looking around the courtyard he can hear sounds of fighting and gunfire out of the gate and then it quiets down. He knows he has to find some type of leverage so he can open the gate without Vega putting a bullet in his brain. He sees the pickup truck with 4 barrels of what smells like gasoline in the bed and drives it over to the gate. Then heads into the mess hall and finds some cloth, kicks over a barrel of gasoline so there is gasoline by the pulley system that is used to open the gate and yells over to Vega and threatens to blow up the gasoline unless they work out a deal for his life. Vega convinces him to open the gate and allow them in, they compromise with only allowing Vega in to negotiate. Dino opens the gate enough to let Vega in and slams the gate back down. Dino and Vega have a nice long chat about what the fuck is going on with Dino and eventually offers to wipe his slate clean if he agrees to take Mercer‘s now vacant position as Lieutenant. Dino agrees, although he is also beholden to Dylan for fixing him up, they head off to the barracks so Dino can get situated in Mercer’s room.

Trout

Trout wakes from being beaten and is tied up in his bed sheets nice and tight. He calls out for help and Onion walks in and stupidly asks what he needs help with. Trout patiently explains what should be readily apparent, he is tied up and he needs to be let loose. Onion can’t figure out these “complicated knots from the future” and gives up. Trout points out that he “has a knife, why not cut me loose?”. Now free, Trout ask Onion what has been going on while he has been out. He explains about all the above stuff, and that Vega was heading towards the mess hall. He asks Onion to go with him, but Onion needs to take a shit. After 5 minutes, they head there and can’t find anyone; however, Onion is “fucking hungry” and won’t move until he gets to eat. Trout gives him 30 seconds to eat as much as gruel as he can. He shoves mouthful after mouthful of this awful spoiled gruel in his mouth and then proceeds to vomit up all over himself. Disgusted, Trout makes him follow him to the gate where Onion last saw Vega. He runs into Petra at the gate and she tells him the real story of what happened, and that Vega went to get Dino situated. He can tell something is bothering her, so he asks her what’s up and they talk about Peppering. On the way there, Trout mentioned that Peppering OD’d and is in her room. Petra freaks out and yells at Trout that someone should have told her and that someone should be with her. She takes off.

Trout, Dino and Vega

These three have a discussion about the narcostabs and that Dino needs to get them. They decide to work together to find Chin and that Dino may have an idea of where she is. He explains about his experience in the Psychic Maelstrom and that he saw an orange dot descending the butte earlier that day. Dino is going to look into that, and in the meantime, Trout is going to try to open up his brain to the Psychic Maelstrom too. The only way he can do that is to have an intense emotional/physical connection with one of his followers. He sets off to find Petra to convince her to give up the snatch.

Trout

He finds Petra in Peppering‘s room. She is crying and she slams the door on his face, he opens it and forces the door open, knocking her to the ground. She is sobbing uncontrollably. "She’s dead you asshole!", she screams. Trout goes and feels for a pulse, sure enough, dead as the sea. He sits down on the ground and tries to hold Petra and she just beats at his chests, holding her arms down he cradles her as she breaks down and sobs. Using this as his gateway, he opens his mind to the Psychic Maelstrom and touches peppering’s leg. He is able to see what must have been yesterday. Chin is in Peppering’s room. Peppering is sitting on the bed looking sheepish as Chin is standing over her.

“It was a simple fucking job, you cunt! All you had to do was sneak into Dylan’s place and get the box of stabs!”, Chin yelled.

“He caught me! Don’t worry, he thought I was after ammunition, you are clear. Safe!”, Peppering pleads.

“You’re right, I’m sorry. Here. This should tide us over.”, she says as she sits down next to Peppering on the bed. She pulls out two narcostabs and hands one to Peppering. Peppering hungrily grabs the stab and plumments it into her arm. Relaxing, she lays down on the bed. Chin then takes her stab and sticks it in Peppering‘s arm, Peppering wakes up just enough to have a surprised look on her face before the second stab kicks in and she passes out. Chin then pulls out a third stab, and injects it into Peppering’s arm. She puts the two used ones on the table and leaves the third one in her arm.

“Stupid cunt. You should have just done your fucking job”

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