Will/JohnDate & Time wrote: Day 2.
Time: 3 pm
Temperature: 85 degrees with 90% Humidity.
Weather: The rain has stopped; the sun is out. The team can feel the humidity rising back into the sky from the ground.
Will tries to assure the girl she is safe. "No one here will hurt you. This vehicle is our property. It was stolen from us. How did you get here? And who are your people, so we can get you to them?" As he asks these questions, he scans the young girl's aura, to make sure that she isn't pulling a fast one on them. He sees nothing in the girl's aura to suggest an anomaly. A perfectly normal little girl.
John, still spattered in slaver blood, looks at the little girl as she cowers and Will tries to calm her. He shrinks down to a mere +1 foot and holds out his hands in front of him. "Little girl, as Mr. Wanderer said, no one is going to hurt you. Even if you're a dragon, I doubt you could tie yourself up like this."
At the mention of being a dragon the girl shrinks back, she looks John up and down confused and a little more frightened by the site of the blood. "Your from the ship." She says shakily acknowledging she recognizes him. "What happened to you? Is that, blood?"
John continues, "I guess introductions are in order. Wanderer, this is a little girl Seamus and Lux brought to the ATRV because she was in trouble or something. She likes corn. Little girl, this is Mr. Wanderer."
The girl turns to Will, "The barkeep, he hit me." The girls starts crying, seemingly traumatized from the incident. "I thought I was going to die." She says between sobs. "I just want to find my brother. I just want my mother. Why is this happening to me?"
He rubs the top of his head awkwardly and waits until she finishes answering Will's questions. Assuming she says a guy came, hit her and tied her up, John asks, "Did he look like [Wolf's description of BARTENDER]?"
The girl nods, "That's him. Why would he do this. I never did anything to him. Is he still out there?"
He adds, muttering, "If you're a dragon, you have to tell us you're a dragon. It's the dragon code."
The girl looks at John again, shock overwhelmingly covering her face, "Are you ok sir? Why do you keep asking me about dragons." She looks at Will and asks, "Is he on something?" The girl trembles uncontrolled and begins to sob again.
Once things have calmed down, John notifies Seamus of their current status and says, "Yeah, you're going to need to come here. This is taking longer than expected. On the upside, we saved your little girl."
At the ATRV wolf realizes their leadership is lacking at the moment. Seeing Wak stand there silently drooling on himself he decides to take charge of the situation. "Ok lets get loaded up. Seamus get us to John and Will." Wolf moves Wak into the passenger area and straps the catatonic man into a seat. Looking into his eyes he sees emptiness of thought. Wolf then straps himself in and follows John's radio transmission with a general question, "Anyone want to explain why there is a cargo hold full of corn?"
Arriving at the buggy they see John and Will standing outside the buggy. Wolf asks, "So did you get anything from the girl? Any idea where this Jameson is heading?" He can see in front of the two a small girl lying on the floor, still bound and crying. The girl looks out the door aware that more people arrived, "What will you do with me?
Looking past the three men she sees Seamus and yells to him, "Seamus, don't let them hurt me. Please!" The girl then turns her attention to John, Will and now Wolf standing closely outside the door. "I don't know much, he found me me in the ship, he hit me and tied me up. Then he took me. I thought I would die. He was talking on the radio, he said a name, Butch. He told him he was coming back. He said he was in trouble. When the buggy stopped and he got out, I prayed. I prayed he wouldn't kill me."
It is pretty clear the girl is traumatized and from what the group can tell she is telling the truth. The men see a single moment of clarity in her eyes and she adds, "he said something about the docks, or maybe dockside and told him to get ready."
With the group back together Seamus quickly realizes an important fact. He never saw Jack get in the ATRV.