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Re: Featured RP: Sagebrush Crossing

Postby MountainFireflower » Jan 10, 2015 4:01 pm

Charlotte woke up when it was still dark. She blinked sleep out of her eyes and shifted, the tent rustling as she moved in the cramped space. All seemed quiet outside, which was a contrast to the way it'd sounded before she fell asleep. She wondered what time it was, but from what she could gather, it was the dead of night.

Her hands were still tied, which made things difficult, but she'd escaped plenty of times. She crept forward, crawling on her elbows, and slowly pulled the tent flap back. The camp was all but deserted. It was a perfect opportunity to make her escape.

Silently, she crawled forward and out of the tent. After a few failed attempts, she stood, looking around. Everyone else seemed to be asleep by the dying fire.

Charlotte wrestled with her tied hands, but they didn't budge. She didn't have time for this; the camp wouldn't stay quiet for long. She took a deep breath. She had to make a run for it, she decided. Maybe she could get back to Sagebrush by sunrise.
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Re: Featured RP: Sagebrush Crossing

Postby narnianerd » Jun 20, 2015 9:57 pm

Abigail laughed at the insinuation that some bumpkin could give her the slip. She continued to laugh quietly until she arrived at the tent to find the bumpkin in the process of slippage.

"I'd stop right there little miss, heck, I'd go even further and insert myself back into that cozy canvas tent whence I'd came if I were you. But I ain't you, I'm the one holding the gun and youze the one I'm pointing at. So way I see it, you've got a choice to make, hun."

The others wouldn't have been so polite.
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Re: Featured RP: Sagebrush Crossing

Postby MountainFireflower » Jun 21, 2015 12:25 am

Before she headed back to Sagebrush, Charlotte thought it would be best if she had her hands free, so she continued to pull at the ropes binding them. Surprisingly, she made some headway and felt like she could almost wiggle free.

Charlotte was so intent on trying to get her hands out of the ropes that she didn't hear anyone coming. And by the time she did, she was staring down a gun barrel, the metal glinting in the firelight.

Charlotte let out a small gasp, then stuck her bound hands up as best she could. "I'm sorry, you're right, this was not a good idea. I won't try to escape. I'm done." She squinted at the shadowy form, a girl who didn't look too much older than she was, but couldn't get a clear look at any details. Instead, the gun stared back at her, which brought back memories of the day she left Sagebrush in the first place. It all came back to her--the Marshal shooting someone, all the blood...

Charlotte wouldn't let her mind wander there. She dragged herself back to reality and started to scoot back towards the tent. "My deepest apologies."

((OOC: Rough draft. I might edit stuff when I'm not as tired, but it should mostly stay the same.))
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Re: Featured RP: Sagebrush Crossing

Postby narnianerd » Jun 21, 2015 8:40 pm

"Atta girl, you've chosen wisely." Abigail commented, keeping up her tough facade as she followed Charlotte back into tent. Once they were safely inside though, her tone and demeanor changed dramatically.

"Do you have a death wish kid? Because running off half cocked like that is how you get yourself killed."
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Re: Featured RP: Sagebrush Crossing

Postby MountainFireflower » Jun 25, 2015 8:38 pm

"I don't have a death wish, but I don't appreciate being held against my will." Charlotte left her hands in her lap, giving up on trying to get free of the ropes for now.
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Re: Featured RP: Sagebrush Crossing

Postby narnianerd » Jun 25, 2015 8:47 pm

"You gonna be held against your will in pine box you keep that attitude up." At least Charlotte had spunk, it would make helping her seem worth it. "My name is Abigail and if my boss and I have anything to say about it, you won't have to worry 'bout them ropes for much longer."
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Re: Featured RP: Sagebrush Crossing

Postby MountainFireflower » Jun 25, 2015 8:58 pm

Charlotte frowned at the pine box comment, opening her mouth to say something, but Abigail spoke before she could. Once Charlotte heard what Abigail had to say, she abandoned her salty retort, raising her eyebrows instead. "Really? Why?"
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Re: Featured RP: Sagebrush Crossing

Postby narnianerd » Jun 25, 2015 9:04 pm

"Honestly? Not entirely sure." Abby holstered her revolver and took a seat.

"I'm just here to keep you from signing your death sentence."
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Re: Featured RP: Sagebrush Crossing

Postby MountainFireflower » Jun 25, 2015 9:05 pm

"Well, you don't have to worry about me. That was my one time running away. I'm done now." Charlotte wasn't entirely sure if she would be able to keep from running, but she was starting to see the truth in what Abigail was saying. Perhaps it was better to just wait it out.
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Re: Featured RP: Sagebrush Crossing

Postby narnianerd » Jun 25, 2015 9:14 pm

"Good to know." Abby looked Charlotte up and down, judging the gal to be true to her word. "We are gonna try'n an make contact with the friendly Marshal of yours soon enough, the boss says she'll help us out."
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Re: Featured RP: Sagebrush Crossing

Postby MountainFireflower » Jun 25, 2015 9:21 pm

"The Marshal?" Charlotte's stomach suddenly went off kilter. "Um, isn't there someone else you could talk to?"
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Re: Featured RP: Sagebrush Crossing

Postby narnianerd » Jun 25, 2015 9:22 pm

"Not unless you happen to know of another federal agent conveniently located within a twenty mile radius of this here tent. What have you got against her anyhow?"
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Re: Featured RP: Sagebrush Crossing

Postby MountainFireflower » Jun 25, 2015 9:25 pm

"Nothing. It's just, I know her personally, and I'd rather she not see me in this mess." Charlotte bit her lip.
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Re: Featured RP: Sagebrush Crossing

Postby narnianerd » Jun 25, 2015 9:32 pm

"I might not be much older than you, Char, can I call you that? But I've learned a few things in my time. For one, a Marshal ain't gonna give a rip about personal feelings when a girl's been kidnapped. It's kind of her job. Second, if she does care at all about you, she'll want you back safe and sound. Finally, a wise man once told me that moochers can't be selective in their choice of assistance, or something to that affect. So no offense, but we need her help, a badge carries a lot of power 'round these parts."
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Re: Featured RP: Sagebrush Crossing

Postby MountainFireflower » Jun 25, 2015 10:02 pm

"You can call me that." Charlotte considered this for a moment. "I can respect that. I don't look forward to it, but I understand." She shifted positions, trying to relieve her cramped muscles. She didn't want to think about what would happen when she saw the Marshal and Jed again, so she changed the subject to the first thing she thought of. "What I'm wondering is, how the heck did a girl my age end up here?"
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Re: Featured RP: Sagebrush Crossing

Postby narnianerd » Jun 25, 2015 10:21 pm

Abigail bit her lip, she was supposed to be the one asking the questions here. "It's a long story. Boring, really."
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