I'm kinda zoning out here from Encounters At The End of the World in the best way. Everything's enjoyable.
Which...seems oddly appropriate to this misadventure!
Drawbacks: Welcome to the Jungle, I Have To Save Them, Blood of the Earth, Monster (800)
A Right To Be Happy (Free)
There Is Always Hope (700)
The True Strength of Man (500)
Distant Stars Guiding Me Way (400)
Red Sweater (Free)
Just A Little Luck (0)
REACH FOR THE DISTANT SKY
The cold is the mind-killer. The coats looted from what might have once been a store-or a diner-are filthy, but at least the filth insulates. We have to keep moving no matter what.
"Please. Can we rest, just a little longer?". In THIS environment? Nah. Who knows what kind of flu lives down here. We make it out of these ruins today, or we don't at all.
"I trust you. I just don't know if I can keep up". Give me a second. Boom. Crutches. Up you get, now.
"You've done this before, haven't you? When?". Long story. Now come on, the sky's waiting.
OVER THE HILLS AND FAR AWAY
At the countryside outpost, one of the survivors offers us a bike and a full tank of gas for an hour with my companion. I shoot out his knees and offer him a quick death in exchange for all his gas. The trick to haggling's negotiating from a stronger position, afterall.
"You didn't have to do that". Of course I did.
"It was murder". If you ask me, it was suicide by cop.
"You're not a cop". Not in this timeline, no. The rat jerky's especially plump today, you sure you don't want some?
"...I trust you. I have to. Please take us away from here"
We make good headway from then on.
FIRST STAR ON THE LEFT