Monday, September 17, 2007

Midian City Tober's Diary #19

Tober's diary is composed in a small, hardbound book that she keeps with her.

This is really difficult for me to write about, but it's important. Today, I found out that my friend Reinhardt has been killed. This girl, Riley, who I believe was once with Reinhardt, is the one who told me.

Reinhardt and I haven't been quite so close lately; I've been busy with The Pack and The Catwalkers, and Reinhardt became a member of the Benelli family. They are some kind of mafia, and I'm pretty sure they hired him as muscle. So, we began moving in separate circles. We still kept in touch, but not as often as before.

According to Riley, he was kidnapped by a group of the Mechs (mechanically/cybernetically augmented people) and had his cybernetics forcibly removed while conscious. Afterwards, he snapped and went on a rampage, nearly killing Solrana, the bartender of the Twilight Zone. He also went to the Medical Center later and continued his spree of violence until someone put a bullet in his head. Nobody knows why he went crazy, and I have no idea why the Mechs did what they did to him. It all seems so senseless, like a lot of things here.

There is, however, a silver lining to this very dark cloud. According to Riley, Reinhardt left millions of credits in an account in my name. It's enough money to last me for the rest of my life, probably. Now, the question is...do I stay here, or do I make my break, buy myself a new identity and go somewhere nobody will know me? I don't know. All of this is a lot for me to deal with right now. I really have to think it over.

The Softer Side of Reinhardt
R.I.P. Reinhardt Stenvaag

6 comments:

Seraphine said...

That "sliver lining" might be difficult for you to extract. Have the money in hand before you make your move- you might not be the only one making a claim to it.
But if you get the money, hell yeah! Your life has been touch and go ever since you started.
Disappear and enjoy the luxury of starched sheets and breakfast in bed! I would...

tiana meriman said...

i'm sorry for your lost tobie :( i do wonder what you'll do with all that money, its hard choice to make.

October Hush said...

While it would make a lot of sense for Tober to take the money and run...where's the fun in that, Sera? ;-)

The other thing is, while Tober is free to take money as she needs it, Riley is the custodian of the account...so it's unlikely Tober could just take out as much as she wanted and go crazy. Reinhardt's intent was to keep Tober safe and off the streets, and giving her a means of income sure helps.

Esteban said...

And then there is the question of where the money came from; does it have blood on it? Is it right to take it?

Seraphine said...

Well, gaa, if Tober only gets an income from the inheritance rather than the whole Pablo...
Sorry about the starched sheets, that's *my* fantasy so I assume its what everyone else wants too...

October Hush said...

The starched sheets are a cute idea, Sera. Tober has never really had the chance to live a good life like that, so she had no idea what it's like. She's always been lower-to middle-class her whole life. She's also not materialistic, so while having all this money is great, to Tober it only serves as a means to keep her from going back on the streets. She is also suspicious of where the money came from (as Esteban astutely pointed out) so she's reluctant to spend it at all, even though she does. She's actually hardly spent any of it the past few months.