Recommended Listening: “The Neigbourhood – Afraid”
I had to finally allow them to leave my sight. It was getting suspicious, I think, and we’ve made it back to where I can re-equip in case they try something. I have a couple of grenades now in case I need to make a quick escape, and I’ve already put aside a ditch bag with a few changes of clothes, twenty thousand in cash, and Bob. I may need to rig one of the grenades against the lighthouse bracing as a distraction. I wish at times like this that I had invested in remote triggers for things like this. Note to self, it may be useful in the future to pre-rig any place I stay in with explosives to facilitate a distracting escape. I haven’t worked out the details of where to go yet, but if I stay moving for the next few weeks, I should be able to buy myself time to think of a proper plan. Money won’t be a problem; avoiding the black spiral packs will be the hard part. I should take the time to find out how they track me now. I should have done that already, but clearly my so-called friends have been doing their best to distract me from dealing with that problem so they would have an easier time keeping me in line. I wonder if the mark on my back is responsible. Make arrangements after this to have it removed. Boiled silver should work. Painful; but not too much more than cleansing rituals. Make arrangements with unaffiliated theurge. Can cleansing rituals be bound to talens? Transfer notes to proper list. Hard to concentrate. I should have been better prepared for this. This is entirely my fault. It’s only to be expected this is how they’d think. I’m not one of them, so it’s easy for them to do this. They’re coming now. I can hear them talking about another of those fucking cleansing rituals. They probably aren’t planning on doing one. They’re plotting how to kill me right now. I’ll take my grenades. If they try anything, I’ll kill every one of us. Blast radius not large enough for every one. I’ll choose Jules; his death will cause the most chaos. They’re coming now. Time to pretend.
Everything is fine. Something about the radiation in the nuclear missile silo we were in was making me incredibly paranoid.
Some of my delirious notes were useful, though. Do the following:
Remove black spiral mark / investigate how they track me
Rig timed explosives in safe houses
Investigate viability of single-use cleansing talens
Get more grenades
Pick up bacon from store