IC-Ep 2-Among the Few(Elizabeth/John)

London, 1940: The world is engulfed in the flames of war, and now the war has come to Great Britain's capital. German bombers rain death and destruction upon the blacked-out city, but what other terrors lurk unseen in the darkness? The Time Lord, his companions, and a handful of London's inhabitants doing their bit may be the only ones who can avert disaster.

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Re: IC-Ep 2-Among the Few(Elizabeth/John)

Postby Mr. Handy » Sat Mar 24, 2018 4:52 pm

"Yes, Miss, I'm fine," he said.

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The major was a little calmer now, but he wasn't truly fine.
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Re: IC-Ep 2-Among the Few(Elizabeth/John)

Postby DrPeterson » Sat Mar 24, 2018 11:58 pm

"No, I do mean yesterday, sir. She had a date with you yesterday, didn't she?"
"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-Among the Few(Elizabeth/John)

Postby Mr. Handy » Sun Mar 25, 2018 3:54 am

"I don't like what you're insinuating, Captain," said Major Steadman with a frown. "I happen to be a married man."
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Re: IC-Ep 2-Among the Few(Elizabeth/John)

Postby yockenthwaite » Mon Mar 26, 2018 8:56 pm

"Major, I'm sure John isn't trying to insinuate anything," says Elizabeth, calmly but slowly. "However we fear that whatever attacked Nell could still be at large, and pose a risk to other people." She pauses, before going on. "It may have been an animal attack, but that's not certain. If there is anything else that you could tell us that might be relevant and helpful, please do. I'm sure John will be discreet, but there is a risk to the public here, and your information might help save lives."
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Re: IC-Ep 2-Among the Few(Elizabeth/John)

Postby DrPeterson » Mon Mar 26, 2018 10:21 pm

John nods in agreement, grateful for Elizabeth's save.

"If we didn't mean well, we wouldn't have come here, would we, sir?"
"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-Among the Few(Elizabeth/John)

Postby Mr. Handy » Tue Mar 27, 2018 4:08 am

"I'm sorry," said Major Steadman, "but I'm afraid there's nothing more I can tell you."

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The major clearly hadn't told them everything.
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Re: IC-Ep 2-Among the Few(Elizabeth/John)

Postby yockenthwaite » Tue Mar 27, 2018 2:17 pm

"Are you sure sir?" asks Elizabeth. "Because with the greatest possible respect I don't think you're telling us all you know."
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Re: IC-Ep 2-Among the Few(Elizabeth/John)

Postby Mr. Handy » Wed Mar 28, 2018 4:52 am

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John and Elizabeth, you may both make Persuade rolls. You may need a better than normal success for it to be effective.
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Re: IC-Ep 2-Among the Few(Elizabeth/John)

Postby DrPeterson » Wed Mar 28, 2018 10:53 am

Spoiler:
DrPeterson rolled 1d100:
75


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Mr Handy, is there a chance I might roll my war prestige to try and ply our soldierly connection?
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in case of yes, here is my roll 35%
DrPeterson rolled 1d100:
27
"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-Among the Few(Elizabeth/John)

Postby yockenthwaite » Wed Mar 28, 2018 8:44 pm

Elizabeth rolls Persuade (stat 35%):
yockenthwaite rolled 1d100:
72
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Re: IC-Ep 2-Among the Few(Elizabeth/John)

Postby Mr. Handy » Thu Mar 29, 2018 3:47 am

"I never said I was telling you all I know," said Major Steadman. "I said I had told you all I can." He sighed. "I have no doubt whatsoever of your loyalty, but some things must remain secret. I will only tell you this much: what I was doing last night was vital to the war effort - and most secret. We'll have to leave it at that."

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Elizabeth sensed that the major was sincere in his statement.
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Re: IC-Ep 2-Among the Few(Elizabeth/John)

Postby DrPeterson » Thu Mar 29, 2018 8:49 am

John nods and salutes Steadman.
"I understand, sir. We'd best be going then..."

He turns to leave, but then stops, looking back at Steadman.

"That being said, are there places we definitely shouldn't go?"
"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-Among the Few(Elizabeth/John)

Postby Mr. Handy » Fri Mar 30, 2018 3:26 am

"You'd do well to avoid the East End as a whole," said Steadman, returning the salute. "The bombing was heaviest there last night."
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Re: IC-Ep 2-Among the Few(Elizabeth/John)

Postby yockenthwaite » Sun Apr 01, 2018 1:11 am

"Thank you sir for your time talking to us," says Elizabeth. "I wish we could have met under better circumstances."
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Re: IC-Ep 2-Among the Few(Elizabeth/John)

Postby Mr. Handy » Sun Apr 01, 2018 4:46 am

"You're welcome, Miss," said Major Steadman before they left. "I wish that were the case too."
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Re: IC-Ep 2-Among the Few(Elizabeth/John)

Postby DrPeterson » Tue Apr 03, 2018 2:19 pm

John salutes and turns to the door. He pauses as he grabs the door handle.

"It's just not right, Major. I can't accept this as an answer."

He turns to face them again, his voice full with emotion.

"I didn't come all the way here to fight the Nazi's just to discover that we're not a hair better than they are. How can we let this happen? People see us as heroes and we turn away when a woman is murdered in the streets because of some secret operation? Do we fail in the face of adversity and turn away when we see evil on our side? Staring into the Abyss for too long will let the darkness into our own hearts!

Help us, sir, help us, we can't allow this to go away without taking a stand!
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Re: IC-Ep 2-Among the Few(Elizabeth/John)

Postby Mr. Handy » Tue Apr 03, 2018 7:49 pm

Major Steadman sighed and rose to his feet. "We are better than the bloody Nazis, and don't you forget it for a second," he said. "We're at war for our very survival, and it wasn't one we asked for. Sometimes in war one has to do things that are unpleasant, even downright awful. You think I haven't wrestled with this myself? I don't sleep well, but I do what I must so that others don't have to. We've both had to shoot down Germans who are in the same profession we are, some of them quite young. We can't afford to dwell on the fact that they have mothers, fathers, wives, children who love them. They're attacking us, and we must defend our island, whatever the cost. If the Nazis invade and occupy Britain, it would be unthinkable! In order for us to prevail, sacrifices must be made."
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Re: IC-Ep 2-Among the Few(Elizabeth/John)

Postby yockenthwaite » Tue Apr 03, 2018 10:27 pm

"Sacrifices like Nell?" asks Elizabeth, hesitantly, her voice shaking somewhat with emotion, but trying to stay calm.
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Re: IC-Ep 2-Among the Few(Elizabeth/John)

Postby Mr. Handy » Wed Apr 04, 2018 12:28 am

"I never said that," said the major, "but war is filled with hard decisions and impossible choices. Do you know how many innocent people the Jerries killed last night? Right now, nobody does, not exactly. The number is in the hundreds, and they're still counting. How many more will they kill if they're not stopped? Hundreds? Thousands? Millions? We stand alone against seemingly insurmountable odds. If one person must die so that many more may live - and live free - then that is a price that must be paid."
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Re: IC-Ep 2-Among the Few(Elizabeth/John)

Postby DrPeterson » Wed Apr 04, 2018 4:02 pm

"Yes, true, in the case of you or I, we go out there as often as we can, and put our lives on the line, hoping that our sacrifice will make the difference. Not in the case of people like Nell Murrow. They're the people we're supposed to protect, and every dead civilian is one too many.
If defeating the Nazi's costs us our humanity, we will have gained nothing and lost much more than we started with.
"

John sighs.

"Can you promise no more civilians will die by our hand, sir? Because if you can't, and I don't think you truthfully can, we should alter our course."
"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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