"What? What?!" The girl almost jumped out of her skin, she found herself still on the wet floor.
"God damn it!" She yelled, looking around and then down at the radio, grabbing it and clinking it on.
"What?" She hissed at atlas.
"bzzzt….Is your arm better?" Atlas pointed out. She looked over at her left arm and moved it. It seemed better, didn't hurt anymore. "Yeah it's better" She let go of the switch. She sat up and looked around the room. She looked over at a makeshift shack and picked it up. Now she had stood up and began to raid the room. She wouldn't be without a first aid kit, now that she knew the consequences.
"bzzzzt…That's good kido, now let's get a move on" Atlas was cheerful as always.
"Why do I feel like I'm doing all the work?" She clicked on the radio as she crawled out of the crawl space once again. She stretched to crack her cold bones as Atlas watched her through the cameras. He couldn't help but watch her run her hand down her neck and her body. She was wet and cold, she could catch her death in those wet cloths. "I need a bath like there is no tomorrow" the girl yawned. "You know you know what sound good Atlas? A bath… oh and a hot meal" She laughed and smiled; then slowly met the cold. "Scratch that, I need a pair of dry clothes" She wrapped her arms around herself.
"Bzzzzttt…Well lass, I'll see you get that when we meet, but for now I'll send you some of my clothes in thepneumo" He ran the words along his hot Irish accent again. She giggled under her breath whenever he rolled his accent. She sifted through her beg to find something to eat; sadly there wasn't even a hop up cola. "Crap… I guess I have to look for a circus of value"
"Bzzzztt…Lass I sent you some of my clothes in the pneumo by the circus of value, I also sent you a revolver… Can't have you naked as a jay-bird out there…bzzzt" Atlas pointed out. "Oh now you help me?" She laughed at him. She made her way upstairs to the pneumo and vending machine. Inside she found a white button up, tan cargo pants, and a pair of Atlas's finest boots. When she went to slip off her dress she had nearly remembered about the cameras. Perfect…, she slowly slipped off one sleeve of her dress, then the other. Watching herself pull them down, only to captivate atlas to do that same. She slowly unzipped the back and let it fall to the floor, stepping out of it. She stood there wearing nothing but her black matching bra, panties and garter belt. She pulled her body smoothly into the shirt. She took a hold of the pants and ripped the leggings off; turning them into shorts and sliding them on. Last she fashioned the boots on, bent over and lashing her hair back when she came up. She had almost seduced him. "bzzzt… Seems your ready now to go to Neptune's Bounty…bzzt" He ended the conversation. "Damn it!" She laughed at herself.
"Ok, to the Neptune's Bounty!" She laughed then felt the rumbling of her gut. "After I eat!" She couldn't believe that just a couple of days ago she had crash landed into the middle of the ocean. Can she even call it crash landed, isn't it crash watered? She chuckled to herself. If any case it was more like sunk… If it wasn't for Atlas she could be dead right now. With all his helpful facts and stuff he has been sending her how could she ever repay him. Atlas is the name of the god who holds up the world. He must be a very strong man, very toned. He held her world together luckily.
"Tell me Atlas, you have a girl?" She clicked on the radio playfully as she at her food.
"Bzzzzt… I had a wife… and a child" He forced the words out.
"Oh! You have a wife and kid!" she felt silly for liking a married man.
"Bzzzt…. HAD…Kido had a wife and child..." he became quite.
"Can I ask what happened?" She stopped in her traces to give a prier to them.
"Bzt…Well… There was another surface person before you, his name" He took along smoke from his cigar. "His name was Jack. Nice kid… He tried to save my wife… my wife Moria and my son Patrick"
He stopped. She could swear she could hear the man start to weep in tears over the radio. "Andrew Ryan blew them up, when we tried to escape…" His radio went dead for a sec. "I should have never brought them down here…" The signal on the radio went completely dead. The girl couldn't feel anymore worse unless she was the one who blew up his wife and child. Hell she did feel worse since she just undressed in front of a widower.
"I'm so stupid... " She rubbed her forehead with her index finger. She looked up at the security camera. Then radio began to crack again.
"Bzt…Kido it isn't your problem, sorry about that. You must be hungry? He stated.
"Oh how did you guess???" She laughed and smiled into the camera.
"Bzt…Well Lass I couldn't help but noticed your stomach collapsing on its self" He laughed again.
"I'm happy to hear you laugh again" She cutely replied. One by one she ate the pep bars and drank the hop up cola on her way to the bathysphere. Luckily for her it wasn't far from the vent she popped out of. It rested between two doors and flooded on water. "Is this place falling apart of what?" She laughed to herself. She climbed inside but couldn't help like she had forgotten something.
"I would think all of this would be a lot harder, yah know?" she asked Atlas.
"Bztt… Not really, see the guy before you took care of everything…bzzt" Atlas replied.
"I see, not much of an adventure" she rested on the red dyed soft cushions in the sphere.
"Bzt… Well trust me you don't want to come face to face with a splicer!..bzt"
"They can't be that bad?" She asked as she pulled down the golden knob to where it clicked Neptune's Bounty.
"bzt… No darling, its worse…bzt" The sub took under the water.
"Bzzzt.. Well any case, there is a safe house with a warm bed I found yah in Neptune's Bounty, you should get some sleep" He directed her to the spot. "It won't be long till you and I shake hands in Fontaine's home for the poor"
"That's right huh?" She laid down the map and took a look.
"Well I still have to go through Smuggler's Hideout, Arcadia, Farmer's Market, Fort Frolic, and then Olympus Heights. Then I have to go through Mercury Suites to get to you at FHP"
"Fontaine's Home for the Poor, it's kind of a mouthful to say" she pointed out. Atlas couldn't argue with that as the bathysphere emerged to the designated spot. Neptune's Bounty was an old fishing dock, Fontaine's Fisheries was located there. Atlas had pointed out earlier that it was a good place to get a lot of supplies; that and smuggler's hideout.
"Bzzt…After you get out, the safe house is located behind and underneath The Fighting McDonagh's Tavern, just go through Fontaine Fisheries…bzt" Atlas directed.
"Do I have to worry about Frankie boy?" She playfully talked to Atlas. All Atlas could do was laugh.
"Bzzt...No…he been in the grown for months...bzzt" He was too happy to say.
"Poor guy" She walked her way through FF and was soon enough at The Fighting McDonagh's Tavern. She was so tired by the time she got there. The place was riddled with Alcohol and food and party favors. The places smelled like a hobo… And that wasn't even the worst part, the place Atlas spoke of was behind the bar in a sealed off area in while she had to hurl a lightning bolt to get the door open. When inside the room was another room.
"bzt…There should be a key above the door…bzt" Atlas demanded. She found the key and opened the door and locked it behind her. And like are heroin would do she fell back onto the bed and relaxed, keeping her gun at her side at all times.
"Bzt..Yes Kido?" He charmed.
"Will you talk to me till I fall asleep?" She looked up blankly at the ceiling and then over to the security camera in the corner of the room. "Don't I get any peace from you?" She smiled upwards. She then looked around the room, it was bear. Cement walls and ceiling and a red rug on the floor. Some Smuggler's boxes, a bedside table with a Bible, a safe, and the blood red bed she laid on. It was cold as a witches' tit in there too, she pulled the covers over her.
He didn't responded fast "Bzzt……no not really Lass, what do you want to hear about" He chuckled.
"Anything, your voice alone will make me feel at peace enough to fall asleep" She smiled with her ear up to the radio. She turned it down enough so when she put it up to her ear, it seem like he was lying right next to her talking.
"Tell me about how this all started for you" she closed her eyes.
"Bzzt Ok Lass, It all started when Ryan nationalized Fontaine Futuristics, I was one of the first to protest against him in front of the citizens. With Frank Fontaine pronounced dead, I used the poor houses left behind by him to rally the disillusioned citizens and build an army against Ryan." He went on and on till he was sure she was asleep. He could see her through his camera and smiled.
She laid there helpless, her lips parted into a soft O and her arms lying helpless over her head. Her legs pressed together, while she wore her tan shorts and her white button up. He could only dream for now about how it feels to roam his hands down her thighs. How soft her long lushes brown hair would feel between his fingers. He smiled. "All in good time" he mumbled to himself. "All in good time"