(19:28)__RSPTN__: Does it ever feel like we're just cosmic playthings?
(19:29)ThatOneVampChick: Aside from always?
(19:29)__RSPTN__: More than usual. As terrifying as it may be, I get Gaia. These strangers, though? Not so much.
(19:30)ThatOneVampChick: Mhm. Did you get weird PMs from... [censored], what was it?
(19:30)__RSPTN__: SansTheComic? Delta? Someone else?
(19:31)ThatOneVampChick: Yeah, that was it.
(19:31)__RSPTN__: It was one thing when it was dear Seabiscuit and Padlock. Those two seemed, I dunno... Confusing, but helpful.
(19:32)__RSPTN__: I'm a lot less certain now that Delta's arrived on the scene. :/
(19:33)__RSPTN__: I'm tired, V. Everything was going so well for a while... I mean, dying sucks, but our goal was in sight.
(19:34)__RSPTN__: Or at least I thought it was.
(19:35)ThatOneVampChick: Hey, don't be like that. Some punk-[censored] kids aren't enough to [censored] us. And if they are, I'll just hijack 'em. :)
(19:35)ThatOneVampChick: [censored] is censored now? Greeeeaaaaat.
(19:36)__RSPTN__: I wish I shared your optimism. :(
(19:37)ThatOneVampChick: Ashley, Ashley, Ashley. Think back to how we met.
(19:38)__RSPTN__: You tried to to nuke the Pentagon.
(19:38)ThatOneVampChick: Yup. I honestly believed the world wasn't worth saving. You changed my mind.
(19:38)ThatOneVampChick: So, y'know. Ditto.
(19:39)__RSPTN__: Heh. Maybe...
(19:41)ThatOneVampChick: C'mon, where's the Rasputin who held the line over Marseille? Who gambled his wing and his career covering a strategically unimportant evac on principle?
(19:42)ThatOneVampChick: Who threw away that career when Etamnanki went down to fry bigger fish?
(19:43)ThatOneVampChick: Where's the man who busted me out of Alcatraz because he recognized something good in me, huh?
(19:44)ThatOneVampChick: If you give up now, Ashley, you'll be giving up on all of that.
(19:44)ThatOneVampChick: You'll be giving up on me.
(19:48)__RSPTN__: I just don't know if there's anything we can do, Vikki. But you're right.
(19:49)__RSPTN__: That's what I actually wanted to talk about, before my little depressive tirade.
(19:50)ThatOneVampChick: It's alright! And if you ever need to kick my [censored] all over the Crimea, let me know.
(19:50)__RSPTN__: Honestly, that's not a bad idea. I need to get myself arrested, and that means taking field command and losing.
(19:51)__RSPTN__: The hard part is making it believable.