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Hard Boiled – Episode Two: The Roof is on Fire 1.87

Capin looked over the throng that stood before him. He was tired. He was sore. He was just short of beaten. But then again just short is still anything but beaten. Kardiac’s appearance had given him enough of a breather to put himself back together for his next wind. And there was no way in hell he’d let any of them get inside for the big show.

“Oh come on!” He tossed back another of Ak-Fet Sur’s dogs, taking down two more in the tackle.”How many of you can there possibly be?” Capin had reeled Enry back inside, to conserve its energy, and started taking them on hand-to-hand and man to dog. He couldn’t remember a time he’d felt his partner so weak...

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Hard Boiled – Episode Two: The Roof is on Fire 1.84

Jenna pulled into the museum’s backlot, noting already the tons of people – meta and otherwise – already in play. This is going to be painful… Wryly, she thanked the powers above she at least kept up with her PT — because it had been a while since she had thrown a punch. At least I’ve got my guns…

She sent a loud thought out, trying to get Scott’s attention. It didn’t take long and the download less — including the fact that Eddy had shown up.

“About fracking time…” she muttered.

She snuck in through a basement window, sticking to the shadows. Hearing sounds of a battle above, she pulled out a small unit to track the best way to get to said battle. Jesus. Who knew a museum had so many back tunnels. This is ridiculous…thank god for global keys… There were times when working for a...

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Hard Boiled – Episode Two: The Roof is on Fire 1.78

Jenna paused, pressing her fingers to her eyes. The strain of the past 72 hours threatened to overwhelm her. Worry – for Scott, for Midnite Man, for Bug, for Wolf…for Eddy.

“This is getting me nowhere.” Her fingers flew over the computer as she replied to Kardiac.

“I’ve routed your call for a pick-up through the police department.. Things are a little tight here at the moment, but you wouldn’t know anything about that.” Her voice held a deliberate bite as she glanced down at the incriminating disks.

Kardiac sighed, shaking his head. She was angry, and she had a right to be. Not only had he broken out of Strategoi, but he’d cut her completely out in the time he’d been gone. And now he called her when he needed something. It was a path he’d been walking far too often lately.

“Look, I’m s...

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Hard Boiled – Episode Two: The Roof is on Fire 1.76

Another wave of silence filled the connection as both of them avoided the other subject. Just as much as she was waiting for him to bring it up, he was avoiding it. Silhouette broke in first. “Did you find him?”

Capin looked at the glass in the light and then drained it. “Yeah we did,” he replied. That was all he had.

“We’ll let you know if we find anything.”

“Same here. Thanks, Jenna.”

“Always.” With that last word they closed the connection.

Scott arched his eyebrow as he listened to the conversation. “Interesting. You didn’t tell them what you discovered…”

“Get out of my head, Scott…you lost that right a while ago.”

A look of regret flashed over his face. “Sorry. Old habits die hard.” He leaned against the console. “What’s this situation?”

Jenna gave him a long look of annoya...

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Hard Boiled – Episode Two: The Roof is on Fire 1.71

Everyone in Strategoi knew when Jenna didn’t have sleep, she was a grumpy, grumpy person – and that was without extenuating circumstances. Discovering one of your best friends was a mole for TAROT? Even the best person would be a little on the snippy side.

As such, the Doctor was really not looking forward to telling Agent Jenna Fairchild that he lost a very injured Kardiac.

Bluewolf took one look at the person who entered the room and nodded to Jenna. “We’ll talk later. It appears you have more urgent matters.” He let himself out and back to the rest of the Trust.

The doctor couldn’t meet her eyes. “Kardiac is no longer on the premises.”

Jenna blinked, and asked, “Excuse me?”

“He, ah, apparently convinced the nurse that he created a biofeedback loop.”

Jenna looked even angrier...

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Hard Boiled – Episode Two: The Roof is on Fire 1.67

She looked up at Wolf, “I just want you to know, that once you’re able to hear me, we’re going to have a long conversation.”

He couldn’t hear her words, but Bluewolf could certainly read their delivery. He simply nodded in reply.

She looked away, sighing heavily while keying a code into the keypad beside the door. There was a snap-hiss as the doors parted and a waft of cool air washed over them. They stepped into a large computer lab. They weaved around massive equipment racks until they found the sole human occupant of the room.

She had swore she would never do cape work again, but she had. She had done it for them…done it for him. The information Bluewolf had shown started burning off her weariness, leaving a low simmering anger.

A seventeen-year old kid swiveled around in his chai...

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Hard Boiled – Episode Two: The Roof is on Fire 1.65

Even before they’d entered the brownstone, Bluewolf knew that Vivian had returned. It was a good sign. To say the evening had been successful was a matter of opinion. Ryu had reported – through Kaye – that both Kardiac and the kid, Major Freedom, were in critical but stable condition. Melody was on the edge of exhaustion after the row with Corin’s cult, and Ryu wasn’t faring much better according to Kaye’s translation. The ringing in his ears had finally subsided and had slipped into an odd quiet. Odd because he’d never experienced total and complete silence before. And even though the GCPD was busy tagging all the evidence they’d managed to obtain – and there was an alarming amount – if it were to be looked at as a war of attrition, they would be on the losing end.

“Vivian’s here,...

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Hard Boiled – Episode Two: The Roof is on Fire 1.64

He could see more of his own reflection in the glass then the surgery that went on behind it. Still, that suited him fine. On the other side, Corin was assisting Strategoi’s finest surgeons. Sighing, he pulled his hands out of his pockets and dug a finger into the black knot under his chin, tugging it loose till the two black bands hung down from his neck. “It almost makes you wonder.”

Silhouette stepped the rest of the way through the doorway to stand next to him. “What’s that?”

“If we’d brought the kid in…”

“The way tonight’s gone,” she shook her head, “who’s to say he’d have been better off.” She turned to the Dapper Detective. “You got to him. We have him here. He’s going to be fine.” He stood there still looking at himself in the glass, his torn coat draped over one arm...

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Hard Boiled – Episode Two: The Roof is on Fire 1.62

The Mid-Night Man stepped out of the shadows of the roof top access of the Kentech building and looked around. It appeared that he had beaten Capin here even with the time it took him to go to the hospital and sneak some supplies to bring with him.

“Hey doc,” The Starlight Sleuth turned to see Capin leaping from the fire escape to the roof holding a limp body in his arms. Instinctually, Corin removed his cloak, and placed it on the roof motioning for Capin to lay the body on it. He knelt down to get a better look at the patient.

“My God, this kids probably what sixteen, maybe seventeen?”

“I think so.”

“What the hell happened to him?” Corin said as he pulled open one of Major Freedom’s eyelids and shined a flashlight to check the dilation of his eyes.

“I dunno...

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Hard Boiled – Episode Two: The Roof is on Fire 1.61

“You intended to kill him?”

“Yes.”

“I don’t believe that.”

“You don’t want to believe that.”

“What happened to Jorge Vega?”

“You killed him. You killed my father.”

“He killed mine first.”

“I was there… right in front of my eyes! How could you?”

“Jorge got what he deserved.”

“You don’t mean that. I know you Eddy.”

“Maybe not as well as you thought.”

“He can’t hurt us anymore.”

“What he did to Andy… what he’d have done to you…”

“That’s your excuse? He killed him, so he deserves to die.”

“Pretty much how I see it.”

“Then where does that put me, Amante? You killed my father… am I supposed to kill you?”

“If you think it’s what I deserve.”

“You’re still my Eddy Lane.”

“I am Kardiac. Jorge Vega made certain of that the night he killed my father...

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