Did You Hear That?

Did You Hear That?


Security footage from Tuesday night, January 30, 2024

 

Security Footage – Camera #2

Alex knocks on the door. Patsy answers. They talk briefly. Patsy closes the door and Alex then leaves. He seems to notice something off-camera but does not react further. A couple minutes pass. Katherine walks up from the direction Alex was looking. She enters the house using her card.

Security Footage – Camera #8

Katherine enters the main floor. There is no-one else there. She looks around briefly then walks over to the stairs with purpose. She walks up the stairs to the second floor.

Security Footage – Camera #5

Patsy is on this floor. She is in the kitchen area pouring a mug of coffee. A book with some loose papers sticking out of it sits on the island behind her. The door to her room is open. Her room has a series of connected newspaper articles and notes hung up on all the visible walls. Katherine startles Patsy as she appears while ascending the stairway. Katherine and Patsy talk. Katherine moves and looks around while they talk. She gets to be in front of Patsy’s open door and looks inside. She reacts with some surprise and says more things.

Patsy is talking more excitedly. Katherine walks over to the kitchen island. Whatever Patsy was rambling about is cut off as Katherine asks a question which makes Patsy obviously surprised and embarrassed. Patsy looks away while stammering out a response. Katherine lets her talk and stares at her with concentration. Once Patsy finishes Katherine keeps staring and asking other questions. Patsy responds to them while also pouring a second mug of coffee. She sets it down in front of Katherine and starts asking her questions. Katherine reacts with some surprise. The two go back and forth talking to each other. Time passes.

Eventually Katherine reaches for the book. Patsy goes to stop her but isn’t quick enough. Katherine begins flipping through it questioningly. There’s notes and diagrams and pictures and lists and more. Katherine turns the pages casually. Patsy looks uncomfortable as she does this. Once Katherine closes the book Patsy grabs it from her quickly. She starts talking again, this time not as friendly or casual. Katherine responds confidently and playfully. Each of them eventually starts getting flustered and very animated as they talk. Their talking turns into shouting as their conversation gradually turns into an argument.

Security Footage – Camera #10

In the basement the eight Shorty‘s are all gathered around their computers. They are wearing headsets and playing Worlds Online. They seem completely unaware of the escalating situation upstairs.

Security Footage – Camera #5

The fight looks like it’s about to get physical. Katherine looks as if she ready to start fighting (Garrick knows this look and attitude well), when she suddenly stops. She asks Patsy a question and Patsy also stops, surprised. Katherine asks again and Patsy almost looks relieved. Katherine looks her up and down curiously. She says something quick and walks past her. Patsy yells after her as she leaves down the stairs. Patsy seems very frustrated but stays upstairs. She is holding the book tightly to her.

Security Footage – Camera #8

Katherine comes down the stairs and goes straight to the door. She leaves the building.

Security Footage – Camera #2

Katherine walks out the door and looks around to see if there’s anyone in sight. There doesn’t appear to be. She leaps away.

Security Footage – Camera #5

Patsy has set the book down on the table. It’s open in front of her. There are two pictures on the page. She looks at them and then looks over towards Garrick‘s bedroom. One picture is clearly Garrick’s sword on a nice display. The second picture is obscured by Patsy. She puts her hand on it and says something softly to herself. She then removes her hand and closes the book with determination. She goes into her room with the book and the door closes.

Time passes. Patsy leaves her room dressed to go out. Her book is with her. She stops and seems to take a moment to compose or steel herself. She heads to the stairs and goes down.

Security Footage – Camera #8

Patsy comes down the stairs. She pauses at the bottom to yell down into the basement. Without waiting she then walks to the door and leaves.

Security Footage – Camera #2

Patsy walks away, determined.

Security Footage – Camera #10

In the basement the eight Shorty’s are still completely absorbed in Worlds Online. Nothing has changed with them during any of the other events.


 

6 Replies to “Did You Hear That?”

  1. Oh shit! Oh shit! Oh shit!
    Well, it just got real!
    Okay I think we can scrap that long downtime email I sent and um, yeah life is officially not boring now.
    #SweetCluelessGarrick.

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