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Engie: awake

Sun Mar 18, 2012, 5:21 PM



I felt scorching heat and vibrating pain.
There was an endless buzz in my ears of massive shell-shock.
Crunching noise of the ground.
For a brief second I saw tiny mushrooms and flowers under me, but they quickly disintegrated into dust.
Impossible. Shock-Hallucinations. I haven't seen grass in so many years.

Crawl forward. Away. Away from the heat.
Farther. Come on Alex. Get up. Walk.

Something was wrong. I wasn't supposed to be alive.

...Ion Cannon interrupts all electronic impulses, no matter how small, effectively scrambling, disrupting all neural activity and shuts down the brain.
Sure, the walls of the little house protected me from the flames of ruptured atmosphere, but how is my mind still active?
Only one thing could have protected me. Something which could bend all known laws of physics at it pleased.

Could it be? The note?!

Could Seven's luck actually transfer onto others?
If this is true, then Seven could be the key to my survival.
That or the super must have wanted me alive.
Oh, I will play your little game Captain.
I know not why you'd want me, but as long as I stay close to you, I might survive.

There's no point in hiding in the bunker now, all electronics down there have been fried, plus ANNET would surely send in another drone to check for my body.

We must hurry.

What do you mean I can't leave until the interview is over?
No! I'm not filling out this 20 page application!

Use number 2 pencil? Where am I supposed to get a number 2 pencil?

My references? What?! You worked under me for years!
This is ridiculous!
Why would you want my email?!

Why would you even need to know whether I can dance salsa?

ANNET's drones could be here any moment!

No, I'm not giving you my phone number!

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FenrisValda14 Featured By Owner Mar 24, 2012  Student General Artist
Hhhmmm.... Engie is joining up with Zee Captien?!? I thought this day would never come! XD
Can't wait to see how things turn out for him! :D
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zazz96 Featured By Owner Mar 19, 2012  Hobbyist Writer
Why would you even need to know whether I can dance salsa?

...Yes. :3
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LakoniaPL Featured By Owner Mar 19, 2012  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Oh Captain! Don't forget the Oath! I actually made one for you :iconitalyplz: [link]
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Avolendi Featured By Owner Mar 19, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
I was kind of expecting something 20 pages long, requiring a signature every 3 sentences and perhaps including some clauses like 'voiding warranty on sanity', 'worship mug at 8 o'clock each morning', 'polish shoes on Sunday', 'engage specified person in a discussion on the dietary preferences of the local nautical wildlife', etc
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LakoniaPL Featured By Owner Mar 19, 2012  Hobbyist Digital Artist
;u; i'll do my best within the 24hours to make it the best Oath ever to be made~
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Avolendi Featured By Owner Mar 19, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
If you're taking this that serious, then if you want I'll give it a final check and suggest whatever additions spring to mind :D
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LakoniaPL Featured By Owner Mar 20, 2012  Hobbyist Digital Artist
thanks ;)
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Rakkiya Featured By Owner Mar 19, 2012  Student General Artist
"We must hurry."
From that part on, a new slaveship was established. Yes, a slaveship. xD
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vindurza Featured By Owner Mar 19, 2012  Student Traditional Artist
finally someone snipy can relate to being sane and wait engie's name is alex?
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SonicWolvelina99 Featured By Owner Mar 19, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
So Engie CAN dance salsa? :D
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AyamaAkuna Featured By Owner Mar 19, 2012  Student General Artist
oh what a fuss! Just fill out the application form Engie >n<
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HannaOlsen Featured By Owner Mar 19, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
Hahaha x'D "Why would you even need to know whether I can dance salsa?" So Engie.. can you?
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hyperhurricane Featured By Owner Mar 19, 2012  Hobbyist
the last part cracked me up :laughing:
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hartseeker Featured By Owner Mar 19, 2012  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
:iconengiefanclub::iconsaysplz::iconmymindisfulloffuck:
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WarpedPurity Featured By Owner Mar 19, 2012  Hobbyist Photographer
Oh, and I LOVE LOVE LOVE that reflection of captain in engie's goggles. Top notch work as always, `alexiuss
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WarpedPurity Featured By Owner Mar 19, 2012  Hobbyist Photographer
Even more importantly, where did captain get a photograph of post apocalyptic snippy?
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DemonLiza Featured By Owner Mar 18, 2012
I just love how the "come on Alex" was added in there. It's so cool. :D Teehee, he calls himself Alex. :3
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dragonofthesand Featured By Owner Mar 18, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
Aww, but Engie, how could zee Captein keep in touch if he doesn't have your phone number?
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Juda-d-Artois Featured By Owner Mar 18, 2012  Hobbyist Writer
Oh Engie, knowing how to dance salsa is the most important thing in these case!
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WanderingxOtaku Featured By Owner Mar 18, 2012
If you don't give your phone number, then how will I give it to the salsa teacher :dance: ?!?!?!
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LittleDarkDragon Featured By Owner Mar 18, 2012
b...but..but I want Engie phone number too!!
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noneofurbussiness Featured By Owner Mar 18, 2012
When I read that, It made my day. Zee captain is delightfully crazy, sophisticated, business like, and oblivious.
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AssassinGirlz Featured By Owner Mar 18, 2012  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Lol omg captain's so silly xD
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:icontechnolo:
Technolo Featured By Owner Mar 18, 2012
OMG! This is epic. I need to tell my friend next time I see her.
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The-Necromancer Featured By Owner Mar 18, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
The reflection in his goggles made me smile...

As the story has progressed, I grow ever more intrigued by where these people have been and what their pre-Apocalypse connections had been.

And then there was the Cancer scarf...
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the-pink-dragon Featured By Owner Mar 18, 2012  Student Digital Artist
Hm, I knew Captein was lucky, but I didn't know he could rub it off onto his cute little notes!
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morethanmusic Featured By Owner Mar 18, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
Indeed! That's how Snippy managed to survive his encounter with the other survivors when the BioMass first attacked -- he had the cancer purse, with Captain's little "PROPERTY OF CAPTEIN" paper on it. Am I right? XD
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Forta-Verity-Amity Featured By Owner Mar 18, 2012  Student General Artist
And also it helps that Snippy's a sniper and has a case of "hidden badass" going for him. XD
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morethanmusic Featured By Owner Mar 18, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
This is very true!
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:iconthe-pink-dragon:
the-pink-dragon Featured By Owner Mar 18, 2012  Student Digital Artist
It all makes sense now!
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BlackSnowWonderland Featured By Owner Mar 18, 2012  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Email is a wonderful way to stay in contact. What if Zee Captain needs to put you on a mission but you are away?
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CentiumCuspis Featured By Owner Mar 18, 2012  Student General Artist
Number 2 pencil? I got nothing, try again later. oh and don't forget your towel, wait wrong universe, or is it, need more data... GUN THAT SHOOTS THRESHER MAWS, simi auto please.
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morethanmusic Featured By Owner Mar 18, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
I'm sure Captain ALWAYS has his towel. How else could he convince the Lemonade Cult to let him have their umbrella?
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CentiumCuspis Featured By Owner Mar 18, 2012  Student General Artist
false promises of nachos
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:iconmorethanmusic:
morethanmusic Featured By Owner Mar 18, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
.... Or that. :XD:
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SulZala Featured By Owner Mar 18, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
I KNEW that was engie, not snippy as the people on the RA site thought.
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Genisay Featured By Owner Mar 18, 2012  Hobbyist Digital Artist
No, it looks like you were all right. Reviewing the past comics, the first two we see with the cat with antlers are indeed Snippy and Pilot. But apparently Engie, though not depicted in that scene with the other two, was saved as well.
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Honey-Bea Featured By Owner Mar 18, 2012  Student General Artist
...Oh Engie, he worked under you for years, you should know how this ridiculous junk goes down :XD:
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ET8000 Featured By Owner Mar 19, 2012  Student General Artist
:rofl:
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TAZmaniandevil13 Featured By Owner Mar 18, 2012
Needing to know if you can salsa dance is an absolute necessity in the wasteland Engie. Everyone knows that!
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Audisey Featured By Owner Mar 18, 2012  Student General Artist
I think Mr. Snippy will have some fun with Engie.
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Grey-Walker Featured By Owner Mar 18, 2012  Student Traditional Artist
Captein: Now now, Engie, we must follow proper procedure. Can't risk losing you in the shuffle.

Engie: WE'RE THE ONLY LIVING PEOPLE FOR MILES! I'D LIKE TO STAY THAT WAY!
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SchizoInsanity Featured By Owner Mar 18, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
Oh come on, Engie! It's just a 20 page application, it won't kill you! I'm sure all the minions had to fill one out!!
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