IC-Ep 2-Beneath the Surface(Leonek/Salem)

The TARDIS goes missing, dragged into the sea by something inhuman. During their investigations, Story and his companions join up with the team from UNIT. Leonek and Salem make a horrifying discovery.

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IC-Ep 2-Beneath the Surface(Leonek/Salem)

Postby Mr. Handy » Sun Jul 21, 2013 2:29 am

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Dunwich Beach - Dunwich, England
12:50 PM - Thursday, September 5, 1985

Leonek Novak and Salem Shields walked south along the beach. Occasionally they passed a tourist or two, sitting on blankets on the beach having a picnic or swimming in the surf. Cliffs towered above them to their right, gradually approaching the shoreline. As they continued, they reached a largely deserted area of the beach. It ended at a point a short distance ahead where the cliffs met the sea. The only other thing here was a large shack with a sign above its door that said "Horsham's." A few boats rested to its side, upended.

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Re: IC-Ep 2-Beneath the Surface(Leonek/Salem)

Postby DetectiveSocks » Mon Jul 29, 2013 9:36 am

Salem softly hummed to himself as he walked along the beach with Leonek, the song Mr. Blue Sky replayed in his mind over and over again. The calm weather and the soothing sound of the tides, left Salem preoccupied with his own thoughts.
The other children cheered him on. His name voiced in a steadily rising pace, urging him to do it. “Am I really doing this?”, the young boy thought and struck his victim with a rock.
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Re: IC-Ep 2-Beneath the Surface(Leonek/Salem)

Postby Mr. Handy » Tue Jul 30, 2013 5:06 am

Leonek looked around, but he didn't notice anything unusual. Salem had seen that the drag marks under the water had led in this direction, but he could no longer make them out.
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Re: IC-Ep 2-Beneath the Surface(Leonek/Salem)

Postby DrPeterson » Sun Aug 04, 2013 11:03 pm

Leonek looked at the shack and at Salem and shrugged.

Might I suggest we go inside, sjir?
"He said we were all cooked but we were all right as long as we did not know it. We were all cooked. The thing was not to recognize it."
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Re: IC-Ep 2-Beneath the Surface(Leonek/Salem)

Postby DetectiveSocks » Wed Aug 07, 2013 8:04 pm

Salem nods at Leonek and takes the lead towards the shack.
The other children cheered him on. His name voiced in a steadily rising pace, urging him to do it. “Am I really doing this?”, the young boy thought and struck his victim with a rock.
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Re: IC-Ep 2-Beneath the Surface(Leonek/Salem)

Postby Mr. Handy » Sat Aug 10, 2013 9:15 pm

Salem opened the door, revealing the interior of a shop. A thirtyish man in a gray fisherman's mackintosh and a matching hat that partially obscured his face stood behind the counter. Behind him was a door leading further inside. An old-fashioned cash register and telephone stood atop the counter. Fishing rods hung on display on the walls, and a sign indicated that he sold live bait. There was also diving equipment, all the way from snorkels and flippers to full SCUBA suits with oxygen tanks.

"Good day, chaps," said the man with a rasping voice. "I'm Horsham, and welcome to my shop. Can I interest you in anything?"

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Re: IC-Ep 2-Beneath the Surface(Leonek/Salem)

Postby DrPeterson » Sat Aug 10, 2013 10:43 pm

"Hjello..."

Leonek's voice trails off as his attention is drawn to all the fantastic diving gear.


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Re: IC-Ep 2-Beneath the Surface(Leonek/Salem)

Postby Mr. Handy » Sun Aug 11, 2013 1:17 am

"Ah, are you gentlemen interested in doing some diving?" inquired Horsham.
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Re: IC-Ep 2-Beneath the Surface(Leonek/Salem)

Postby DrPeterson » Sun Aug 11, 2013 8:13 am

"Ah yes, diving...", Leonek answers almost reluctantly, "We're looking to do some diving, yes. We'd like to go look at the ruins of the old town."
He looks at Salem and then back at the man.
"Just the two of us, please."

He tries to put on his innocent/charming smile, the extra effort bleeding through in his accent.

"Do you gjet a lot of pjeople hjere?"
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Re: IC-Ep 2-Beneath the Surface(Leonek/Salem)

Postby Mr. Handy » Sun Aug 11, 2013 11:12 pm

"We do," said Horsham, "though most of them just come in for the fishing. We sell bait, and we rent fishing boats, rods, and other gear. Every so often we get folks like you come to dive. If you're not going too deep or staying under too long, snorkels and flippers will do. If you're going to spend a long time down there, you'll want to rent full diving suits and air tanks. You will need to leave a deposit, of course."
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Re: IC-Ep 2-Beneath the Surface(Leonek/Salem)

Postby DrPeterson » Mon Aug 12, 2013 12:11 am

Leonek nods vigorously.
Yes, we'd like to stay down for a bit and look around. Is there much too see? I mean, is the visibility good?
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Re: IC-Ep 2-Beneath the Surface(Leonek/Salem)

Postby Mr. Handy » Mon Aug 12, 2013 1:14 am

"No, it's rather murky down there," said Horsham. "We do have SCUBA suits with attached electric torches designed to work underwater, but you still can't see very far with them. I trust you gentlemen know what you're doing. Diving is quite dangerous, as I'm sure you know. I can rent you each suit for five quid a day, with a deposit of a hundred quid. You'll get that back when you return the suit."

Between the two of them, they barely had enough cash to cover the rental and deposits.
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Re: IC-Ep 2-Beneath the Surface(Leonek/Salem)

Postby DrPeterson » Mon Aug 12, 2013 5:52 am

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Although not entirely familiar with diving, Leonek had confidence in his wits and military training to see him through this alive. He nodded at Horsham and consented to the fees. While making the deposit, Leonek tries to "casually" ask:
"I look forward to this. A friend of mine said she'd meet us here for diving, you wouldn't happen to have seen her, would you, a very pretty intelligent woman, very inquisitive and passionate, Valerie Kirby?"

Leonek's voice and manner emboldened when he spoke about Dr Kirby.
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Re: IC-Ep 2-Beneath the Surface(Leonek/Salem)

Postby DetectiveSocks » Mon Aug 12, 2013 7:56 am

Browsing through the displays of bait and fishing rods, Salem was engrossed by the many colours and ornaments. Salem looked over to see Leonek interviewing Horsham. Although Salem was uninterested in diving, he was more interested in meeting Zeke Baker. Unfortunately, Salem didn't take into account of how little money they had.

Salem interjected into the conversation, "what's the fee of just borrowing a boat?

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Re: IC-Ep 2-Beneath the Surface(Leonek/Salem)

Postby Mr. Handy » Tue Aug 13, 2013 5:26 am

"No, I haven't seen her," Horsham told Leonek. "Don't get many women here." He turned to Salem. "A small, two-man boat will run you four pounds a day, plus an eighty pound deposit. The boats are out front. You must have seen them on your way in."

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When Salem got a closer look at Horsham's hands, he noticed that he had slightly scaly skin and webbed fingers.

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If you want to rent a boat, you can still afford to rent one diving suit, but not two.

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Re: IC-Ep 2-Beneath the Surface(Leonek/Salem)

Postby DrPeterson » Tue Aug 13, 2013 6:10 am



Leonek doesn't seem to have a clue.


He looks at Salem and then back at the boatsman.

We'll take one suit and a boat then.
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Re: IC-Ep 2-Beneath the Surface(Leonek/Salem)

Postby DetectiveSocks » Tue Aug 13, 2013 9:03 pm

"Can you excuse us for a few seconds?" Salem takes Leonek aside and whispers into his ear, "I didn't know you had scuba training, was there something down there you wanted to checkout?"


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Re: IC-Ep 2-Beneath the Surface(Leonek/Salem)

Postby DrPeterson » Tue Aug 13, 2013 9:42 pm

Leonek furrows his brow and whispers back, heavily accented because of the sudden question:

Maybe you all spoke to fjast, but I was under thje imprjessjon that ve vould see if ve could not find vhjere the track lead to.

He shrugs and sighs unhappily.

I know about as much about djiving as I do about pilotjing a wessle.
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Re: IC-Ep 2-Beneath the Surface(Leonek/Salem)

Postby Mr. Handy » Mon Aug 19, 2013 4:49 am

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Re: IC-Ep 2-Beneath the Surface(Leonek/Salem)

Postby DetectiveSocks » Mon Aug 19, 2013 6:38 am

"It might be wise if we stay dry. We don't know what we're up against and whatever it is, it probably shits bigger than both of us together. Curiosity killed the cat, and we don't have the proper training to go diving into murky waters."

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I also bought a lighter, a mug, a few postcards, a notebook and a pen. The lighter can be added to the list, but my postcards and notebook I intend to use as 'dead drops' later on during the investigation.
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