<OOC: Hmm. Well, it's like this: You're a hundred yards away from the safe house. You're starting your car and quickly driving to the driveway of the safe house in hopes of intercepting Anderson before he decides to simply walk into the house, or before the expungers come outside.
I suppose it could happen, I just have a hard time seeing that as something that is likely. So, here's what I'll do:
Make a L2SR-DEX modified by your Driving skill to get to Anderson before he simply decides to walk into the safe house. If you do get to Anderson before he approaches the safe house, Make a L1SR-CHR to talk him into getting into your car.
If you miss the first roll, Anderson gets to the front door and knocks before you get to him. Decide your next action based on this.
If you miss the second roll, Anderson doesn't get into your car and the expungers exit, seeing you. Decide what your action will be based on this.>
Post by marionarsis on Dec 10, 2015 16:30:01 GMT -5
Jacob drives to a quiet stretch of road, out of view of the safe house and those in it. Once there, he steps out of his car, and waits for Anderson to follow suit.
"Do me a favor and keep your hands where I can see them. I'm incredibly confused and nervous. I don't know what Mockinbird may have told you. Those men were supposedly sent by the one I know as Phelps -- but I think he is dead and I have no idea what they are doing. Also, Mockingbird said there is nobody known as 'Phelps' in charge of the Cairo station, so I have no idea what his or their motives might be. All I know is I have information that is -- that I believe is -- important to NDL. I also believe myself to be an NDL agent, so I'm trying to do what an NDL agent should. I contacted Washington via the number I knew . . . and here we are."
"Fair enough. I must admit I am a bit confused, too. I got a call a short time ago, awakened out of a deep sleep, and have been asked to interview you. Mockingbird says that you've said some crazy things, but also some things that are quite interesting. I'm supposed to learn what's truth, if anything, and what's not the truth.
"So, if I may--" He looks around. It's getting colder, about 66 degrees now, "--can we go into your car, which seems to be the only private place we have, other than my car, and begin the interview?"
Post by marionarsis on Dec 11, 2015 10:08:01 GMT -5
Jacob nods, a grateful look on his face. Finally someone I am reasonably confident isn't trying to kill me, or so he thinks. "Sure," he says. "Hop in."
Jacob's relief does not cause him to stop keeping an eye on Anderson's hands, to make sure this is not a contrivance to get him in close quarters and stab him with a needle. He also glances occasionally at the house to keep track of the men.
Once inside the car, Jacob assumes Anderson wants to tell him the story and tells him practically everything.
"Based on what Mockinbird said, I already know some of what I am going to tell you doesn't square with facts you know. Much of it is going to sound fantastic. So at the outset let me reiterate: I believe I am an NDL agent. I knew enough to call the hotline and follow the protocol for an agent in trouble and I knew my code name. I sincerely believe that I am who I say I am."
-- relates the mission assigned by Phelps (conceding that, according to Mockinbird, nobody named Phelps is in charge at Cairo HQ)
-- relates the events in the cafe including a description of the coded message, his retrieval of Grant's computer, and identification of Grant as the contact
-- takes the opportunity to express doubt that Grant was a double agent, but "that's not important right now"
-- relates the events in the safe house, emphasizing how convincing the doppelganger was (and, in case it is a "false fact" to Anderson, his understanding that AIN had been rumored to be working on "doppelganger technology"
-- ends by relating what happened in his call with Phelps including the mysterious end, which is what gives him concern that something happened to Phelps.
Again, Anderson listens attentively, his face betraying nothing of whether he thinks you're sane or insane. He has no response to 'Spy Trips' or 'doppelgangers' at your mention of them. He asks, "Can I have a look at these coded papers and laptop?"
Anderson looks over the coded paper first, quite closely. His eyes seem to linger on each line as he passes over it. As he does this, a light attracts your attention. It comes from your cell phone. It doesn't ring, but a light flashes on it, on and off like a turning blinker on an automobile.
Post by marionarsis on Dec 12, 2015 18:40:33 GMT -5
As Anderson seems intent on analyzing the paper (which Jacob takes as a good sign) he offers: "I deciphered this code some time before the mission, and I can help translate it if you like." _______________________
When the phone starts blinking, Jacob Fleury looks at it to see if he is just running low on power, or it's silently ringing.