Ghosthunter S Scrutiny

[22:55] <Yanmei> It had been quite a day already - one spent between meetings and hospital visits. -
[23:00] <Yanmei> Yanmei was, in fact, just returning from a long visit to her mother's room along with a very bubbly Elizabeth. Soon enough, however, the little girl's excitement started to drop off, and the telltale signs of sleepiness started to take its place. Yanmei gently pulled off her shoes, and put her into the lone bed in the office dorm that they were living in now, pulling the sheets up to her chin and kissing her on the forehead.
[23:01] <Yanmei> -forehead.
[23:02] <AdEvaGM> ["Wuv maamaa…" Murmured Lizzie as her eyes fluttered shut.]
[23:06] * Yanmei smiled as Lizzie started to doze. She'd missed these days… "I love you too, honey. Goodnight…" When she was left alone with her thoughts, she rubbed her forehead, and looked away. Was this going to be the last day she spent with her? Or her mom? Or Marianne? That was always a possibility, sickening as it was.
[23:13] <AdEvaGM> [A sound cut through her gloomy thoughts- a quiet knock at the door.]
[23:16] <Yanmei> Carefuk not to disturb the sleeping kiddie, she rose and went to the door and placed one hand on the knob and the other on her sidearm. "Who is it~" she said.
[23:16] <Yanmei> ^Careful
[23:18] <AdEvaGM> ["Severin, ma'am. Jean-Baptiste Severin- I work for the Colonel." He didn't sound familiar.]
[23:20] <Yanmei> There was a long pause. Yanmei's eyes narrowed. "I'm sorry~ I'm a little indisposed at the moment? If she sent a message, is there any way you could state it through the door?"
[23:36] <AdEvaGM> ["I would rather not, ma'am. It's data of a sensitive nature about the Spectre."]
[23:40] <Yanmei> "I see…" She glanced back at Elizabeth, still worried, and tightened the grip on the gun, cracking the door a bit and peering out. "You probably want me to come someplace private, then?"
[23:42] <AdEvaGM> [The man was… He didn't look familiar, yet there was something about him that Yanmei barely recognised. He was handsome, with well-kept blonde hair, wearing a crisp suit and carrying a briefcase. "Anywhere you're comfortable, ma'am."]
[23:46] <Yanmei> After another moment, Yanmei slid out of the room, hand her hip, just a few inches from the weapon, as she tried to place him. "Have we met before…?"
[23:51] <AdEvaGM> ["Yes, but I wouldn't expect you to remember, ma'am."]
[23:56] <Yanmei> "Ah…" She didn't know how to take that exactly. She started to move, trying to think of a secure place nearby. It turned out to be the laundry facility stationed on that floor - a hot, noisy room, with some machines already going.
[23:59] * Rynol has quit IRC (Quit: )
Session Time: Fri Aug 10 00:00:00 2012
[00:01] <AdEvaGM> [Severin seemed to take this in stride. "What do you already know about the Spectre, ma'am?"]
[00:02] <Yanmei> "Not much." She wrinkled her forehead, trying to remember those long ago encounters. "I think… it beat up Captain Terence Savage once. And a lot of people have been spotting it around town lately?"
[00:08] <AdEvaGM> ["Or so they think. I've been investigating their claims…"]
[00:10] <Yanmei> "They're all false? People's minds are playing tricks on them, then."
[00:13] <AdEvaGM> ["Oh, I don't doubt that some of them have been close to seeing the Spectre- the problem is that, since the only real sign of the Spectre is uncontrolled power surges in the general vicinity, people panic, they think every sudden movement might be the Spectre. So I've spent a few weeks trying to catch sight of it."]
[00:15] <Yanmei> "I take it that you succeeded?"
[00:19] <AdEvaGM> ["… Not as much as I would have liked. It was a complicated process."]
[00:21] * Yanmei nodded understandingly. "I can tell you everything that I remember, if it'll help."
[00:22] <AdEvaGM> ["Please."]
[00:25] * Yanmei nodded, and gave a long pause, her brow furrowed in concentration. "I haven't seen it myself? But you're right about the power surges? I remember those clearly. I also remember that Savage actually got a look at her, while I didn't."
[00:28] <AdEvaGM> ["Yes, I spoke to him. He wasn't able to get a perfect look, but he got… An impression. I've based my findings off of that."]
[00:30] * Yanmei nodded, still thinking hard, apparently. "If felt strange…"
[00:31] <Yanmei> ^It felt
[00:34] <AdEvaGM> ["Strange?"]
[00:36] <Yanmei> "Like, cold. There was this chill in the air when those things happened."
[00:41] <AdEvaGM> ["Yes. I've a few theories on that."]
[00:42] <Yanmei> "You do?"
[00:48] <AdEvaGM> ["I'm guessing that whatever it is, it seems to drain certain types of energy in a specific area. The heat in the air, for example- or electricity."]
[00:53] <Yanmei> "What about, um, certain waves of light? Like the stuff that happened back on that train."
[01:04] <AdEvaGM> ["It's entirely possible- in fact, I'm almost certain of it. I think the Spectre is more than capable of shrouding itself in a light-bending field."]
[01:05] <Yanmei> "No wonder it's so hard to spot."
[01:09] <AdEvaGM> ["Exactly. However, I'm guessing the Spectre has the ability to control the specifics." Said Severin. "If it so wished, I'm sure it could move about without disrupting energy."]
[01:13] <Yanmei> "Then why doesn't it? Maybe it's still learning how to use its abilities selectively?"
[01:15] <AdEvaGM> ["Or alternatively, it's something that doesn't want to risk being seen- something that stands out, perhaps…"]
[01:18] <Yanmei> "Hm." Yanmei looked away thoughtfully. "I don't know how much new information I can contribute after all. I'm even more at a loss for guesses about what the thing is now. Angelspawn, maybe? But it's not exactly acting like one."
[01:20] <AdEvaGM> ["No, it isn't. Luckily, I've managed to find out a little more about it…"]
[01:20] <Yanmei> "Ah?"
[01:24] <AdEvaGM> ["I've been tracking the pattern of the blackouts, first and foremost. My findings indicate that it often seems to be following people."]
[01:26] <Yanmei> "…I didn't think it was coincidence that it bumped into me twice," she said wryly. "Will it come down here, to the Geofront?"
[01:26] <AdEvaGM> ["No, I don't think so. It'd be too difficult for it to enter."]
[01:30] * Yanmei nodded. "But then… if it's lost its target, that would change its movement patterns a lot, right?"
[01:32] <AdEvaGM> ["Apparently. In fact, there haven't been any blackouts since Italy fell."]
[01:37] <Yanmei> "Aha," Yanmei muttered. "But as long as it stays hidden, you can't research it either."
[01:38] <AdEvaGM> ["True, but this in and of itself might help determine what its goals are."]
[01:40] <Yanmei> "How so? We have an idea of who it's following, but no one knows why. Unless you have some more clues?"
[01:45] <AdEvaGM> ["No other clues. It's hard to explain- I just have a gut feeling that this is important."]
[01:50] <Yanmei> "…how dangerous is this thing? You've been the one investigating, so you should know, right?"
[01:55] <AdEvaGM> ["I can't say for sure, but I know it's strong enough to throw an Iron Guard through a cafe roof." He said wryly.]
[01:56] <Yanmei> "Point taken," Yanmei smirked a little. "I guess baiting it, once things die down, is a bad idea, then?"
[01:57] <AdEvaGM> ["Maybe. I don't know- it's possible it's just trying to observe us for now."]
[02:03] * Yanmei nodded again. "Well. In any case, we still have a little time before we need to think about it? Thanks for letting me know all of this informtion, by the way."
[02:04] <AdEvaGM> ["Not a problem, ma'am."]
[02:05] <Yanmei> "Since you said it was sensative information, I'll keep it between us two. But…why -is- it so sensative? Wouldn't Section 2 like knowing about it?"
[02:13] <AdEvaGM> ["Oh, Section-2 already knows- I've passed it onto them. I'm just… Someone who prefers to be very careful."]
[02:19] <Yanmei> "Well, you never can be too careful," she said amicably. "Ah… speaking of which. I should go and make sure that my baby isn't being beset by assassins or bad dreams." She bobbed her head to him politely. "Thanks again."

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