Day 012: A Rough Lesson
Summary: A Rough Lesson
Date: 17 May 2016
Related: Precedes Name of Log Goes Here
Grey Delinquents 


The woods around the camp
It's woods. Around the camp. There's a wall off in the distance.
12 Days After Landing

Grey has been out and about most of the day, leading — or participating in, depending on who you ask — search and rescue missions and hunting trips. Another day, and he's beat again, which is what he blames for the fact that he missed his throw at a pheasant, the head of his spear breaking off against a rock. And so he is in a rather bad mood as he comes back through the dusk, carrying the shard of metal that was the head of the spear, and the cracked haft of the spear. Lashing out at a bunch of ferns, he shakes his head, spotting the bulk of the wall ahead.

"Grey, Grey, Grey," Rawlins drones as he emerges from behind a tree, arms crossed against his thick chest and his shoulders flexing beneath his ratty t-shirt. "You gone off to play nice with your Grounder friends again?" He smirks a bit, the scar at his mouth making his expression a lot more grim. He steps forward, advancing on Grey slowly. "Or maybe you've been chattin' up Jaha again? Gettin' ready to kiss Kane's ass?"

Grey plants the butt of his once-spear in the forest duff, leaning against it a moment, "Well let's see, you braindead jackhole…" Still a Grey, after all, "…first I was looking for Devin, Mika, and Zoe. Then I was out hunting to put food on the table." Of course, he came back empty-handed with a broken spear. Glancing around briefly, he arches a brow, "Where are your friends? Can't have come out to piss me off on your own, unless you grew some giant balls down here in the radiation."

"Well, you are smart," Rawlins grins. "I'll give you that." He nods his chin slightly, and three of Rawlins' best thugs come turning out of the words on all sides of Grey. Two of them have clubs made from branches, while the other has something very heavy in a sock. Rawlins pulls his own tree baton from his belt, thunking it solidly up against his thigh. "You know… we're really tired of you trying to be our knight in shining armor, Grey… because no one in this goddamn camp wants to be saved. So, I think it is time you shut up." He nods to his pals, and they are suddenly jumping at the delinquent with their weapons readied.

"First time anyone's ever called me that." Grey hefts the stick in his hands, "But I thought we'd established this. I'm the black knight, not a white knight." Looking over the staff, he shakes his head a little, then brings it up to his knee, snapping it in half so that he has a couple of baton-length weapons instead. Just in time, too, because the quartet are on the attack, and he has to go on the defensive.

<COMBAT> Grey attacks Delinquent1 with Brawling - Serious Stun wound to Chest.
<COMBAT> Grounder1 attacks Grey with Brawling but Grey DODGES!
<COMBAT> Delinquent1 attacks Grey with Brawling but Grey DODGES!
<COMBAT> Delinquent3 attacks Grey with Brawling but Grey DODGES!
<COMBAT> Delinquent2 attacks Grey with Brawling but Grey DODGES!
<COMBAT> Delinquent1 has been KO'd!

As the other Delinquents come in at him, Grey begins to.. well 'dance' is a much too peaceful, too controlled, and too calm word for it. The ex-C leans back sharply to let the weighted sock swing by in front of his nose, stumbles, catches his balance as he strikes aside a tree-branch with his broken spear, lashes out with the other in a horizontal strike at one teen's ribs, and keeps the sock-wielder between him and Rawlins. One-on-one, he would probably be mocking as he fought, but he's already busy doing everything he can to stay unpummeled.

The shot to the ribs sends one of Rawlins' buddies in a downward spiral to the dirt. His branch goes flying out of his hands on impact. The remaining three seem to only be pushed forward at the fall of their peer. Rawlins barks out an angry noise, snarling, "Don't worry, Lucian, we will leave you breathing. Why don't you just take it!"

<COMBAT> Grounder1 attacks Grey with Brawling - Moderate Stun wound to Chest.
<COMBAT> Delinquent3 attacks Grey with Brawling but Grey DODGES!
<COMBAT> Grey attacks Delinquent2 with Brawling - Moderate Stun wound to Abdomen.
<COMBAT> Delinquent2 attacks Grey with Brawling but Grey DODGES!

Grunting with effort, Grey avoids the rock-in-a-sock again, "Sorry, Roll-in," crossed batons catch the tree-branch again, long enough for Grey to plant a knee in sock's crotch. "I don't take it." Rawlins' own stike comes in too fast to be dodged, thudding into Grey's left shoulder and causing him to drop his left-hand baton, grunting in pain, "Not like your mom."

The knee the crotch lands, but it isn't enough to totally wind the sock-wielding kid. He drops away a few steps, catching his breath. Then his eyes narrow, anger filling them, and he seems renewed. Rawlins is quite happy with his own hit, preparing to come back around.

<COMBAT> Grey attacks Delinquent2 with Brawling - Moderate Stun wound to Neck.
<COMBAT> Delinquent3 attacks Grey with Brawling but Grey DODGES!
<COMBAT> Grounder1 attacks Grey with Brawling - Light Stun wound to Right Arm.
<COMBAT> Delinquent2 attacks Grey with Brawling but Grey DODGES!
<COMBAT> Delinquent2 has been KO'd!

This time, when the rock-in-a-sock comes back up, Grey brings up his makeshift wooden baton, letting the weighted cloth wrap around the peeled wood, and then stepping forward to punch at the holder's throat. The first tree-branch comes swinging in at his back, and he twists away from it, taking a glancing blow across the back of his ribs and grunting in pain once more. With his spear-haft entangled in the weaponized sock, Grey can't pull back in time, and Rawlin's branch cracks into the outside of his elbow, drawing a yelp from Grey.

Well, rock-in-a-sock drops after the jab to throat. He stops back, grabbing his neck and wheezing. This leaves just Rawlins and his other clubbing friend. Rawlins narrows his eyes as he lands his hit to Grey's elbow and is rewarded the yelp. His mouth starts to curve with a satisfied smile. He grins now. "All you gotta do is give up, Grey…"

<COMBAT> Grey attacks Delinquent3 with Brawling - Serious Stun wound to Chest.
<COMBAT> Delinquent3 attacks Grey with Brawling - Critical Stun wound to Chest.
<COMBAT> Grounder1 attacks Grey with Brawling but Grey DODGES!
<COMBAT> Delinquent3 has been KO'd!
<COMBAT> Grey has been KO'd!
Grey uses a Luck point to +combat/hero

Grey feints a jab at Rawlins' eyes with the splintered end of his baton, ducking back from the big man's tree-branch riposte, "Screw y — " his next word is cut off by a tree branch to the back that knocks him forward onto his knees, the second half of his spear bouncing away across the forest floor. As the young man who struck him looms high over him, ready to taunt him another time, Grey reaches out for the Delinquent's leg, pulling him close and straightening up to slam his forearm and elbow into the youth's floating rib. Groaning in pain from his battered back, he forces himself back up to his feet, scowling at Rawlins and trying again, "Screw you, Rawlins." Despite his proud words, his left arm hangs a little low at his side, and he's having trouble straightening up all the way.

Now it's just Rawlins. He watches as his peer hits the dirt, leaving him with the Grounder lover who is struggling to get up to his feet. He grins broadly, flexing his fingers in his grasp. "Good news… you'll be able to brag how you survived three of four… but you're not going to survive me." He shakes his head. "Looks like you're not going to give in though, huh?"

<COMBAT> Grey attacks Grounder1 with Brawling - Critical Stun wound to Head.
<COMBAT> Grounder1 attacks Grey with Brawling but Grey DODGES!

"Wouldn't be any fun if I did. Least not for me." He waits for the big teen to come at him, and then steps in behind the wide swing, groaning in pain as his abused back twists and stretches. Grabbing Rawlins' right wrist, Grey yanks him forward, planting the crown of his head perfectly into the bully's nose. The impact leaves Grey staggering back, blood sprayed over his forehead and speckling his nose and cheeks.

<COMBAT> Grey attacks Grounder1 with Brawling - Critical Stun wound to Head.
<COMBAT> Grounder1 attacks Grey with Brawling but Grey DODGES!
<COMBAT> Grounder1 has been KO'd!

That's not enough for Rawlins, though, and when he comes back, Grey dodges another looping strike, and grabs the young man's arm again. This time, however, he does not go for the headbutt, but spins around with the force of the blow to guide Rawlins into a tree-trunk. The spinning motion, however, is too much for Grey, and he staggers to his hands and knees, panting there for a moment… just in time for his first attacker to get back mobile again and plant a boot in his ribs. And then rock-in-a-sock is back (although with one of the fallen tree branches, the makeshift club crashes into the back of Grey's head, and unconsciousness claims the ex-C.

The blow sends Rawlins' head spinning. He is staggering against the tree, pushing himself back up as best he can. But the upward momentum doesn't last for long. He is dropping heavily back into the tree, and the final thunk of his head sends him into his own unconsciousness.

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