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Part 6 of the Mindcrack FanFic
Baj attempts to reunite team Nancy Drew and to solve the mystery while Guude finally wakes up to the cause of his madness.
He groaned. His head...it hurt so much.. He heard Milbee's breathing behind him, we must've fell asleep.. Damn whiskey.. Pause had been planning on getting up, he had relised the rain had stopped. And some bird on the roof woke him, singing its heart out.
He turned slightly making sure not to wake Milbee as he did so, so I wasn't just dreaming about last night.. He smiled.. Blushing slightly when he remember Milbee kissing him.. Well it was diffrent.. He lay in the bed content lying next to his new companion.. As a tightness pressed on his chest ad he thought about it... Not now...
"Care.. you.. Pause..." Milbee mumbled slightly into his pillow and began snoring lightly
Pause couldn't help but laugh silently. Looks like Milbee is thinking the same thing huh? He lay back once bed and decided there wasn't anything for him to do that day. He and Milbee deserved the day off... He tried to fall back asleep but the tightness continued.. He knew the cause but he refused to think of it...
"Beef!" He yelled through the door at the top of his voice, the front door had been unlocked, everything was but his bedroom. He could hide all he wanted after but not now.
"For fuck sakes Beef, I swear I WILL tear a hole in the wall if i have to" he glared at the door. He smugly smiled.. he knew it would he heard a bolt slide across the door.
"Baj. I don't really want to talk rig..." Beef explained closing his eyes.. He hadn't felt like anything lately. Especially not talking..
"For god sake Beef. What happened to helping Guude. I don't know what's happened between you and Pause but I'm sure Guude's in more trouble than this" he waved his hand finally pointing at Beef head.. He stared a Beef studying him. He didn't look great at all.. He wasn't the well groomed, happy guy he knew. He looked like he hadn't slept all night, the red eyes though gave it away... Something's happened?
Beef was staring back aghast Baj was talking like this. He was right though.. He had said he would help Guude. The guy was In the most trouble..
He hadn't slept and decided to walk to clear his mind.. Everywhere he walked he was reminded of something and he could see Milbee's tower from a fair distance even outside spawn.... He had heard Guude all night too... He sighed. There wasn't anything he could do about it now... He could always move away of course...
"Ok.. Gimme a sec to get my stuff, I found out some stuff." Baj nodded not wanting to press him and wandered into Beef's well made living room.
They talked for what seemed like hours. He had hundreds of pieces of paper scattered everywhere as they planned, Pyro had came in to see if he could help and stayed to finish the planning. Heh.. I think he is the only person on hear Baj doesn't yell at. He smiled in amusement of there chatter as he wrote notes down. Etho hadn't been slow to hint at that he saw at Christmas..
"So I assume you didn't find Pause?" Pyro turned to ask as Baj shook his head in reply. Beef froze. So they had finally reached this topic huh?
"Ah.. By the way Beef I wanted to ask, have I done something to annoy Pause.." Baj turned to Beef interested. It was well know Pause didn't have much time for Pyro no one knew why..
"Eh. I don't know. Sorry Pyro you should ask him..." He replied keeping his eyes on the paper pretending to read over his notes.
"We'll he is hardly going to do that is he..." Baj grunted in disapproval. Pyro had already confided to him. What happened.. He had been the one to push The lad to telling Beef.. he hadn't been too keen on the idea.. " the guy threatened him with a sword. Just lucky he had his jetpack."
"He did what?" Beef turned to stare at Pyro who had now gone bright red and began fiddling again with some paper and glancing at Baj who was nodding for moral support.
"Eh,. Yea... He was banging about your house the night you left.. I... i had told him you had left.. i thought you might've told him... and he forgot.. just flared up and got really annoyed then he said something about not telling him and started on me.." He looked around nervously.. "I'm... i am fine though " he laughed nervously trying to take some seriousness off it. As he saw everyone else was silent he stopped and began to rip up the paper..
Beef stood up. Pause was a ideot, he could get angry at him or anyone else but not people who had done nothing. Someone had to knock some scence into him,
"Pyro, thanks for your help with this planning.. you better go. I'm gonna talk to him don't worry he won't bother you. " he saw the nervous glint in his eyes "seriously. Me and Baj will watch for him but he's just being a..."
"A ass" Baj piped in standing up also. "We have the letter, so lets just go hand it to Guude now. Then visit Pause." He cracked is knuckles.. Grinning at Pyro and began trying to reassure Pyro that Pause wouldn't bother him.
What did I get myself Into Beef wondered as they left the house suddenly worried how he would react if he saw them..
"So what's happened then?" Baj asked quietly after a few moments of silence after they walked Pyro home "cm'on I know there's something the Ideots done, you've never had to 'sort him out' before."
Beef let it hangin the air for a minute or two as they walked. "I went looking for him yesterday. I saw him with Milbee.. They where.. Well he doesn't want to be with me now anyway..." Beef answered staring ahead, he refused to think about it. He had other people to worry abut..
"I wasn't under the impression you and Pause where together." Baj cautiously glanced to Beef watching him turn his he'd away... " you sure he even knew? You know how dense Pause is. Unless its killing or getting angry they are the only things he had handle without his brain exploding..." Baj chuckled to himself, he knew he wouldn't reply. He didn't have to.... This was all he needed to get this working again.
When they reached the hole of a entrance to Guude's Baj produced some string and a xycraft crystal. They didn't want to risk annoying Guude just yet. They sent it down and they pegged the string to the dirt so they would see if he had grabbed it or not.if he hadn't.. They would just have to plan and hope for the best.
It was almost dark. He wasn't tired though. Milbee had finally woke up and they had spent the most part of the afternoon chatting as he helped up with the magic stuff. It fried his brain trying to understand it.. But he wouldn't be able to make heads or tails of anything if he had done it himself. He had been busy. And was exhausted. The whole day he had kept all his emotions in check the tightness never went away.. didn't help the fact Milbee's new spell thing needed alot of cows... but not once had he purposely thought of Beef oh yeah till now, ideot.. He couldn't help but give a cry of frustration as he sat down. Why was it no matter how hard he tried. He could never. NEVER get him out of his head. He had just shown he didn't care hadn't he? Can I honestly not relise a lost cause when I see one... He sighed as he heard footsteps
"Hey, it's getting dark, you want to stay tonight...?" Milbee suggested as he popped around the corner of the door.. He knew Pause was struggling..He had tried to keep him occupied but he could always tell he was on edge. He had obviously been trying to keep his thoughts away from Beef.. He hadn't thought the cows would be a trigger though... Milbee refused to think of that.. He had chosen him hadn't he? He wanted to be with him.
A awkward tension filled the room, they both knew what might happen.. Neither wanted to truly believe it could be soon though...
"He's at Milbee's still I bet.. " he murmured to Baj as they looked down the crater that was Pause's plot..
"Fuck sakes.. C'mon then... " the Brit turned and began striding in the general direction to the wizard tower. He followed him.
I just got to keep cool... C'mon Beefy... We can do it..
The pair walked in science, only speaking when they had got halfway up the tower to shout Milbee and Pause.
They came running down swords drawn. Pause and Beef caught each others eyes only to break contact just as soon as it was made...
He hates me.
"We need to talk to Pause Milbee" Baj announced as the Welshman shook his head " two vs one isn't very fair now is it.." Beef had to agree.. God knows what might happen..
"Fine, Beef and Pause can talk. I will stay hear with you" Baj smiled at Beef.. He had noticed the awkwardness between Milbee and pause.. It might just be the chance they needed... Beef couldn't help but feel slightly betrayed.. He glared at Baj as he turned
Pause knew it... Baj always would find a way wouldn't he... nodding his head and avoiding eye contact with Milbee, he begun to fly down the stairs. Beef followed walking..
Now what... What happens now..
Hells blazes.. What's happened now.. He looked at a letter addressed to him on his table... He slowly picked it p and read it quickly.. He stood awestruck... This was happening? Had Beef got around to him... He was nervous.. What would he say? He couldnt think now.. Bdubs ran nervously up the stairs falling a few times in his excitement and began packing for his short journy it was a days travel not long but only if he got going soon.. As he ran about his room in the small crooked house he caught a glimps of himself in his mirror..
He could help but smile mafia indeed... But will he recognise me? He stood at the mirror for what seemed like a hour pondering on what might happen.. Finally He walked to a small chest that was under his bed. He slowly pulled it out and looked inside.. his old clothes. The old Bdubs not the new mafia boss... Gotta admit.. I missed my these jeans... He chuckled slowly as he changed into them and looked in the mirror.
After a few hours prep he was ready. He wrote a quick scrawl on a scrap of paper for Generik about resource sourcing. He also picked up the letter and put it carefully in his jeans. he couldn't loose that
As he begun his flight on his jetpack as the sun was setting and he looked back at the 'factory' secretly wondering if he would ever go back..
Somehow.. Someone had came in and left a note without him noticing.. Or even his turret.. A letter had been left on his bed he wasn't sure who it was from.. He was confused.. Strange things had been happening over the past few days.. He had seen Beef and Pyro as he had been out getting some supplied for his turtles during the night. They needed a lot of fuel.. But he could supply it. He had seen generik b fying away from near his bace chuckling too the other night...
"Should I read it Wilson..?" He asked the unanimated turtle sitting by his bed, it blinked a green light to show it was charged "your right i probably should huh?" He laughed probably junk mail.... He didn't want to get is hopes up. He had been desperate for some human contact. But no one had even bothered to find him... And he hadn't talked to others in so long he did t know what to do...
He sat on the bed and flipped the letter. He carefully took it from its envelope, handling it like it was one of his precious turtles.
I need to see you.. We need to talk... I want to apologise
Please meet me on the date and time and at the coordinates on the back of this letter
Also Please make sure no one else reads this.
I look forward to seeing you,
He stared at the name at the bottom... he couldn't help but swear.. Bastard.. It was his fault. So why did he take so long! He close his eyes slightly shocked at himself for this amount of emotions.. and fought slowly with his anger and then sadness... He could help but remembering the fight.. Worst night of his life.. Bdubs probably didn't know he replayed it every night he tried to sleep.. trying to figure out what he could have done to stop this... Though I'm nearly nocturnal now..
"For god sake your acting like a child Bdubs. I'm busy!" Guude had shouted as he sat at his desk with a pile of maps he heard Bdubs bang his fist against the wall "if your going to try break the house maybe you should leave and cool off?" Guude sighed.. It was just having another fit.. They saw each other plenty.. I don't see what his problem is..
"Maybe I should just leave then? Cause its quite obvious you don't care anymore." Bdubs dubs yelled testing him.. tears in his eyes.. This was his final chance... though he knew it was over as soon as Guude turned around has just started at him sarcastically Bdubs it his lip trying to control himself.
"Maybe you should if your going to be a child.. actually just go Bdubs. I don't even know what your on about anymore" he sighed.
if he had regretted anything.. It was those words... He hadn't through Bdubs had been serious about what he had said.. He had though he was just trying to pick a fight.. Wind him up... He sighed as it knocked him across the head.. It had been both there faults..
Guude read the letter over another 5 times each time his heart raced abit faster but also trying to work out why.. After all this time he finally wanted to talk? And apologise to him..
He was slightly suspicious. The handwriting was slightly diffrent to Bdubs normal writing.. Slightly neater.
He shook his head. It had been ages scince he seen him.., its changed like everything else.. But who would look after the turtles.. He frowned looking at all 300 of them he couldn't ask someone... Surely they would be ok... He was nervous he wanted to see Bdubs. Maybe manage to apologise himself... It had been a long time. He couldn't pretend he didn't miss him. The turtles helped. But they couldn't give comfort. he realised looking at the wall that his obsession had been quite bad... He still loved them all.. But he had loved him more.. Hadn't he... Maybe this is why I've been so crazy...
Guude sighed and got up from the bed. He would have to get moving. It was quite a distance and he needed to prepare for leaving.. He looked at his top slightly disgusted in himself... Even if I was that bad.. No one actual cared did they? After two hours of sorting and shifting through crates of materials he was ready to leave. He had washed and found clean clothes.. Somewhere under a pile of turtle equipment. He looked in a puddle that was still on his marble flooring
best I can do i suppose..
He began walking the underground roads where the green pipes carried the fuel to each house.. It was night, perfect. Hopefully he could use these to get out unseen... He looked around his underground bace for his last time in a short time wondering if he would come back to his hell..
Get the turtles.. Maybe... That's all. After that thought he stopped and he quickly turned back and picked up Wilson.. It didn't feel right leaving without at least one buddy... He flew to the surface and walked To the edge of spawn.. he sped up his flying as he saw someone's silhouette in the night and prayed they hadn't seen him...