Forgive me a moment while I rant:
As many of you know, I'm currently participating in a Dresden Files RPG
game, and absolutely love my character and the story in general, as evinced by the recaps I've been writing. I've been greatly enjoying being a player, as I've been my gaming group's DM for the better part of four years.
Well, our current DM has officially flaked and I need to take the reins again just to keep the story I've begun to love going.
Long story short, he has some serious psychological issues that need to be addressed, and when he can't even grasp the basic concepts of plot, motivation, and God damned planning
for game, something has to be done. So, I'm hijacking the game and making it work, so that I and everyone else who has fallen in love with their characters can still make an intriguing story. I'm frustrated, because being the DM means I won't get those spotlight moments PCs get, and I have to sit in the background again. One of my roommates has offered to help with this, so I'm going to try
running the game with a DMPC (which, as a general rule, is frowned upon) and keep Alistair a main player. I just hope the others won't think I'm hogging too much of the spotlight. It's going to be a challenge, to say the least, and I'm pissed as all hell that I have to take this up because the other DM can't get his own brain in order.
Okay, I'm done ranting. Onto the chapter!
For those of you who had trouble picking up on the hints Raphael was dropping, I'll put it bluntly here: he was intending to rape Gabriel and make Nathan watch. He said it in the most polite and subtle way, of course, but neither of the other two had any delusions about what he meant. That one question of Nathan's, about whether or not Raphael actually
meant what he thinks he did (that is, forcing Gabriel to have sex with him), is about clarification: in his gut, he knows, but he really doesn't want to believe it. The rest are because he genuinely has no idea what Raphael meant by "special case," or what Raphael holds over Gabriel.
Of course, we could leave all that a mystery in favor of him getting straight to the original purpose of his visit: grilling Gabriel about the Sins and the possibility that he may have convinced Superbia into acting against Alton.
Comments are greatly encouraged and welcomed. I hope you enjoyed this week's chapter!THE CHOICE HAS BEEN MADE:
Read Part 32 to see his decision!<<< BACK TO PART 30ON TO PART 32 >>>START AT PART 1