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Beauty and the Beast [AlexieD and Rotochron]
« on: October 10, 2016, 08:55:32 PM »
Maya and Krieg. Maya and Krieg, they were the last pair you'd think Roland would create but as the others were off on a raid someone had to stay back at HQ and organise the troops for the assault on Hyperion. But after hours trying to turn simple bandits into true Soldiers had worn the Siren out. But she was more bored than she was physically tired. Sometimes Pandora was the most exciting places you could be when the war was in its highest of throes. Other times it could be as quiet as a Tumbleweed convention.

Maya laid back on the tattered plaid couch with her hands firmly clasped around the sides of a thick novel she had managed to pillage on her last trip to opportunity. It was labelled 'The Life and times of Handsome Jack'. It was all propaganda about how he was a strong hero figure but from what the true Pandorans had told her and what info she had managed to squeeze out of Lilith on his rise to power Maya took it all with a grain of salt. She was using it as an attempt to get into her enemies mindset like the great man by the name of Sun Tsu had once said.

If you know the enemy and know yourself, you need not fear the result of a hundred battles. If you know yourself but not the enemy, for every victory gained you will also suffer a defeat. If you know neither the enemy nor yourself, you will succumb in every battle.

But there was one thing that was putting her off and it was the constant feeling of being watched? She couldn't shake the feeling and it was distracting her usually laser focus like mind. She had along her travels through Pandora met a fairly odd Psycho who she later learned called himself Krieg and since the day at the train station she hadn't been able to escape his gaze. Even if it was from across town or the other side of the HQ she could feel him watching her.

"You know it's rude to stare right?" She called out from behind her book in a sarcastic tone. "Least you could do is not hide in the corners and just come sit down... I don't bite" She closed the book and set it down on her stomach and sighed. She had read the same paragraph 35 times. There was no way she was finishing this book today.
« Last Edit: October 12, 2016, 07:17:59 AM by AlexieD »

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Re: Beauty and the Beast [AlexieD and Rotochron]
« Reply #1 on: October 12, 2016, 07:12:27 PM »
Krieg wasn't exactly sure what was going on at the best of times. He knew pain though, pain and anger at the world that had made him what he was. Well. More anger at the people than at Pandora. Hyperion and all of their labs and needles and slag and who knew what else. Somewhere something was telling him he needed to move though.

Yeah, that's me. She's getting creeped out you damn weirdo.

Whatever it was it was an annoying buzzing that kept exerting its will on him and Krieg didn't like it. The shining lady that he'd met at the train station hadn't shot him though. Krieg could tell she liked him. But not that much. Not a lot anyway. So he stayed away and just watched as if he could figure out what it was about her that was so shiny and good in this world of shit and blood. Pandora wasn't a pretty place but Krieg couldn't imagine Maya anywhere else. The others had their own light but only Lilith came anywhere close to as shiny as Maya's light and hers was different. Hers was warmth and heat where Maya's was cold and shone right through everything.

You're still staring, idiot.

Krieg shuffled out from behind the support post that hadn't hid his towering bulk in the slightest and walked over closer to Maya, squatting down and resting his elbows on his knees. Okay so she'd shot at him, but she hadn't actually shot him. Fact was that he didn't know just what to do when there wasn't any danger.  Sanctuary was a strange place of strange lights and stranger sounds. There was Claptrap who wasn't all that bad and maybe understood him? Moxxi liked having him at the bar when there was trouble but most people just avoided him. Just as well really.

You ain't gonna hurt em bud. You know what'll happen.

"The world is made of meat and pigeons but we're here and we're not taking them on the hike," his one good eye glared out, burning with madness and fever even though that was his standard, "Souls scream for more, always more and always deeper!" it made perfect sense to Krieg after all and to make his point he slapped a fist into his open palm with a meaty impact. Afterward he grinned and laughed, not a deep belly laugh but a soft and rambling little giggle that was at odds with his muscle bound form.

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Re: Beauty and the Beast [AlexieD and Rotochron]
« Reply #2 on: October 13, 2016, 03:31:30 AM »
As Krieg lumbered closer the Siren watched him gingerly squat close by and Maya tilted her head slightly jostling her long blue hair due to the movement. Krieg had been... Different to the other Psychos she had come across on Pandora, and boy had she come across a lot of them. Before she met the other vault hunters on that fateful day on the train she had to wade through seas of exploding psychos with dynamite and grenades clutched in their hands, Goliath's that would attempt to grapple her if she didn't shoot their helmets off and make a run for it before its eyes locked on her before going into a frenzy or the cultish ones that seemed to worship bodies tattooed with red eyes or Guns. Krieg hadn't rushed at her when they first met like most did with guns pulled or weapons out, he'd helped her and that stood out like Skags balls on a planet where someone would rape you for your socks or shoot you for kicks.

As the massive Psycho spoke in his broken riddles and words that normally wouldn't go together, obviously it made sense to him but had the book savvy Siren scratching her head trying to figure out the code. It was fascinating having someone who was crazed like a Bandit but not be a bandit at the same time so close, it allowed studies on behaviour to be carried out, Tannis had been the first to pipe up and ask if she could but was immediately shut down by Roland up on Krieg joining the fight after following her home after the altercation at the train station with the Lab Rats and Bandits. Maya sat up on her elbows watching his eye swivel in his head as he spoke of meat worlds and pigeons? It was terrible how his mind was decayed and broken, she didn't know if it was because of Pandora or if he had been experimented on by Hyperion or what. But she knew he wanted to help and that's all that mattered.

When she heard the soft mad chuckle come from him she still didn't flinch but mirrored his hidden smile, she had faith he he was going to strip her flesh from her bones he would have done it by now."Huh... You don't happen to have a Bandit to English dictionary on you, Big guy?... Or do you come with some kind of manual?" She joked shoving her book under her body for safe keeping and giving Krieg her full attention now. "I've always wondered... What you mean when you speak? Like is it just mad ramblings or is it some kind of code? Are you trying to communicate something to us? Warn us of something?" Her eyes sparkled with wonder at the thought a Genius lurked beneath the haze of madness that was Krieg.

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Re: Beauty and the Beast [AlexieD and Rotochron]
« Reply #3 on: October 13, 2016, 04:48:42 PM »
To be fair Krieg was a certain amount more crazed than most Bandits, but he stared at Maya for a long while as the woman spoke to him. His world was blood and fire and pain, alongside things he couldn't or didn't want to remember. Krieg absently scratched at one muscular, scarred arm as she spoke.

Tell her she knows how to save you. Thank her for taking you in. Just say something and nothing about poop this time huh?

Krieg cleared his throat and settled back, only a little bit uncomfortable with how intently the woman was looking at him. "A luxurious day in fatalistic harmonious symphonies of blood and pain!" he spoke the words forcefully and nodded as if that all made sense, "I can feel my blood in their veins crying out for sweet noodles in the back of the sky whale!"

Ugh. Not quite. Try something easier. Just give her a fist bump or something.

He'd drifted slightly while listening to his Inner Voice but he figured he could shut it up by listening. That usually worked. "Shut up shut up shut up outta me out out!" the psycho grabbed Maya's forearm and lifted it, firmly but not forcefully. He balled a fist and cocked his arm back, swinging slowly and carefully knocking his rough knuckles against the Siren's before letting her go and letting his breath out with a long whoosh.

"We should be tearing them up and slamming their brains into the wet earth while Pandora shrieks out around us for all of our sins!" he stood and grinned like he'd just shared a great secret, clapping his hands once and looking pretty amped up.

He was getting restless. Peace wasn't peaceful for Krieg, the voices started up again when it was peaceful.

Online AlexieDTopic starter

Re: Beauty and the Beast [AlexieD and Rotochron]
« Reply #4 on: Yesterday at 07:21:52 AM »
Maya listened to the ramblings of a madman, If someone had told her ten years ago that she would had befriended a legitimate Psycho and be fighting off an egotistical jerk who planned to euthanize a planet to suit his own selfish and egotistical needs instead of developing it she would have laughed, laughed hard and bitterly at the statement. But here she was now, listening to the incomprehensible mutterings and trying to see if there was a code to it which would allow for communication beside wild hand gestures and 'Yes' and 'No' questions.

As she continued to work on trying to figure out what he was saying her arm was yanked out from under her by the hulking man and pulled into a fist bump. At first she stumbled to the side as he had pulled out the main weight-bearing arm but she laughed it off softly, wiggling her fingers to symbolise an explosion; as she had seen Axton and Sal do once after a victory over some Bandits. They had tried to fire a rocket at them but had been intercepted by the Gunzerker's own causing it to blow up in their face ending their pathetic lives in a mass of clustered explosions and screams that would have usually been reserved for a battlefield but was right at home on Pandora.

"Huh..." She said standing up after Krieg and stretching with a small grunt feeling her muscles and bones crack as the lounge wasn't the most supportive, Krieg seemed to be itching for a fight, much like herself but they had been explicitly told to stay at the HQ and watch over the new kids that had volunteered to join the Crimson Raiders. "Even I can understand what you want..." She said with a shifty look "I'm sure... We could just step out for a bit... do some... perimeter checks, Right meat-stick?" She said with a soft nudge of her elbow into his bulky arm. "And technically the rest of Pandora is on the outter perimeter of Sanctuary, Right?" She rubbed her hands together as she peeked around the corner into the war-room where Mordi sat reclined in his chair, eyes closed as usual in a drunken stupor. Easy enough to sneak past.

"What say you, Ready to blow this meat-popsical stand and shatter some bones and drink the tears of the orphans?" She propositioned in terms hopefully he would understand, raising her arms above her head.