It has been a ridiculous day.
That frelling BITCH injected me with Flipside! At least, I can assume it was Dae. She was the only goon unaccounted for in that clusterfrell we called a plan. If I ever see that slutty, no-good, neck-stabbing, Awakened caluminator again, I will PERSONALLY put several bullets into that blonde head of hers!
Flipside was…interesting. It was a strange collaboration of affliction and euphoria, mixed in with some extrasensory visions that were unlike anything I ever encountered before. Is that what the Astral looks like? I am uncertain if that is the case, but if it is, I never want to be Awakened. The things that LIVE on that side are…frightening to say the least.
Well…that aside, we completed our mission. Kaz was removed from the equation, permanently. We met up with the Yaks and they expressed their appreciation for our services. In return, as promised, they arranged for us to leave this drenhole. In addition, they set us up with more work with the suppliers of Flipside.
The catch? The Yaks want us to assist them in taking Flipside down.
We agree, meet up with our handler with the suppliers, and we arrange to leave Seattle for some time. Done and done.
The past few weeks have been an…enlightening experience for me. For pretty much the entirety of my life, I have worked alone. I did not see the need to have ‘teammates’ to watch your back. I always thought they would hinder me in some form or fashion.
But this crew…they seem all right. Yes, we have all suffered bumps and bruises (some more than others, I suppose) and we do not always get along, but we have come out in the end all right. All because we looked out for each other like a team should. Acting in a manner quite the opposite of what I was expecting. When I started this running kick, I did not think it would be a fit with who I am.
But this team…
They made me believe. Not that I would tell any of them that.
It started with the wetwork job with Kenji, Spider, Blondie, and Bones. Normal runner stuff. Not too bad. Then we acquired Kalandra, Durgan, and Lei Sheng to our ranks and we did the infamous DocWagon job. THAT was a true example of a runner team at its best. Culminating into the ultimate betrayal against Kaz and his ridiculous addiction to his own drug, and now seeing that all eight of us have come out on the other side of this long tunnel unscathed shows me that this group may have what it takes to be one of the greats.
Heh. If we all stay alive, maybe this will not be such a bad time after all.