Rifts: A Life Less Ordinary

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The official Free Quebec view of the tech town of Hudson Wheigh is very different from its reality. Having gained admittance into the town to trade, work, and stock up on supplies, not to mention live a normal life for a little while, you have managed to make a tiny bit of difference to the townsfolk who will ultimately benefit from your expertise.

Killian has saved dozens of lives, including the lives of some very important people, at the hospital where he lent his tremendous skills, and improved efficiency at the local mechanics shop in return for a sharp discount on armour plating for Billy’s Mobile Gun ’bot. Billy himself put in more than a few hours at the repair shop in exchange for some cold hard cash and a place to work on the ’bot. Brenna did a tour of duty on a monstering ship, catching fish, saving the crew from a giant squid, and showing the Hudson Wheighans just what a talented Burster can do at the tiller. And after nightfall, Victor sneaks into the inner city and spends the dark hours racking up felonies for the local criminal element. No biggie.

Squid meat for everyone!

Comments

Brenna’s Journal 4-1
We’ve been on the road for only 15 minutes and already I miss city life. Sigh.

Brenna’s Journal 4-2
I can’t believe it took me three tries to light a fire! Now I’m lying here trying to get to sleep, and I can’t.
Don’t think about Billy.
Don’t think about Billy.
Don’t think about Billy.
Don’t think about Billy.
Don’t think about Billy.

This isn’t working.

Brenna’s Journal 4-3
My leg hurts. The truck is missing the passenger door. Betty looks like she’s been in an abusive relationship. Vic’s new bike now looks like it’s his old bike. We were attacked in the night by goddamn skelebots. Oh god, they almost got to Billy. Betty the bot is in pretty rough shape now. There’s no way we’ll survive that again like we are now.

After it was all over, I went to go put out the fires. It was all I could do to get them out. And then I just sat down and cried. I was so relieved and so scared and so tired all at the same time. I just wanted to go home; I wanted to curl up somewhere comfortable and safe and just fall asleep. I wanted to be held and hugged and saved. But I’m not going to get any of that here, so I just sat and cried until Billy came over to get me. I hate it out here.

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