Chapter 122 – Sorry

10 04 2009


hi guys. as reported by johnny, we’re with the real research team 7 now. so, yay? i guess. i mean they’re nicer to us than kard was.

sakura’s been in contact with us. she and her family have had a hell of an adventure themselves, running from the network of allies in america. sakura’s dad was the one who stole the clef from footgood shoes, and the people at the network weren’t happy about that. i think i trust research team 7 now. well, trust isn’t the word. but they aren’t evil. they’ve been looking after sakura’s family, and they’ve been looking after mark and caitlin.

i’m still not happy about the kidnapping. it was kidnapping. and they haven’t been able to justify that. but you can tell they feel remorse for that, and looking back, they still treated us a hell of a lot better than the network of arms did.

i figure i owe you guys an apology. that last post, as you probably guessed, was a complete lie. sorry for lying to you guys.

i didn’t have any choice. kard would have killed me if i didn’t write it. i tried to put a hidden message in there so you’d know the truth.

kard is insane. tom is innocent. and i can’t imagine what it must have been like for him. since we got back, he’s been even less talkative than usual. i’m a little worried about him.

oh, and i seem to be coming down with a bit of a cold. bleh. don’t think it’s anything to worry about though.


Chapter 118 – Feeling Good

3 04 2009


Hi guys. i know it’s a while since i’ve blogged, sorry about that. Everyone’s been kinda stressed out, so we’ve been taking a break from blogging. Lately we’ve all been through a lot, so i think a blogging break is probably for the best. Posting our every action online only gets us into trouble, anyway. Kard has been looking out for us. And she’s Really kind. Do you know, I think it’s so nice to have someone who’s genuinely concerned about our well being. Sort of makes me feel safe. I don’t know how we coped before we met her and the real research team seven. they’re good people. Not like tom. Stupid of us to trust someone like that. All that time, he was looking for an opportunity to betray us. None of us suspected a thing.

all the same, i don’t like what they’re doing to him. this dungon of death thing, i mean. it seems so… Extreme, i guess. i can tell kard doesn’t like it either, but i don’t think she has any say in the matter.

i still can’t quite believe it. TOM! a traitor! it’s so unexpected. I’m glad he’s somewhere where he can’t cause any more trouble, even if it is extreme.

So anyway, on a more cheerful note, I’m a lot happier here than i’ve been in weeks. Nobody’s tried to attack us here. Nobody’s tried to capture us. it’s a welcome change, i can tell you that. Of course, the only reason we are safe is because research team 7 are looking after us. Can’t believe how wrong we were about them. it was a colossal misunderstanding.

sakura, i saw your post. i’m really sorry i haven’t contacted you in a while. research team 7 are a bit cautious about phonecams. they reckon they’re not secure. Everything’s fine here, really, so sorry if i worried you. how are things in america? are you doing ok?

iaru, megan and johnny are all happy here as well. No more running means we have a chance to relax and enjoy ourselves. There’s nothing to be afraid of here.

Chapter 116 – Kard is NOT RT7!

2 04 2009


OK, I know it’s been a while since I’ve blogged. A lot of crazy stuff has happened, and it’s been really hectic. But I saw kard and AJ Rich’s blogs, and I couldn’t not say something.

First of all, kard is NOT the same as Research Team 7. I’m sure of it. You have to trust me here, I’ve met RT7 and their style is totally different.

Second, kard is a COMPLETE NUTCASE!! I can’t believe anyone could be such a sick dastard. It’s just insane. I mean, dungeon of death? And that crap about Tom being a traitor. I mean, come on, we know that isn’t true. After all he did for Bradley and her friends? No way.

Bradley, feel free to correct me here. I’m really desperately worried about you. I haven’t been able to contact you at all. Please let me know you’re OK.

Chapter 105 – Alright

10 03 2009


just posting to let you guys know we’re all ok. i would have posted sooner, but, well, a lot has been happening of late, and for a while we couldn’t get a signal, and we’ve all kinda had a lot on our minds.

on friday, at the time specified by the box we found in steamburg, iaru and me went to the meeting place specified by research team seven. what they didn’t know was, tom was also present, in a fairly convincing disguise (megan’s design), and keeping us within his line of sight at all times.

it wasn’t aj rich who greeted us, but a woman who asked if we’d come alone, and once we’d established that we had, she explained that she had come alone and unarmed so that we wouldn’t feel threatened. we explained to her that we had not come unarmed, and that tom was in fact positioned behind a fence with a rifle to hand in case she tried anything unexpected. she said that she wasn’t particularly surprised, and asked tom to show himself. we weren’t really expecting that response, so tom came out from where he was hiding.

and so, we demanded the truth. we asked her who were research team seven, why they tried to kidnap me and sakura’s family, and what they wanted the clef for. she said she’d tell us everything – providing we didn’t put it online. so we’re respecting that for now.

but then she started to talk garbage about stopping some evil conspiracy involving some network of something or other and footgood shoes. it made no sense. we told her we’d heard enough, and we left.

she asked us to at least think about the team’s offer. frankly, i don’t want to consider it until they start telling us the truth. and i don’t mean this bollocks about conspiracies and saving the world, i mean the actual truth. we’ve been debating it, which is more than it deserves, but we are not going to listen until rt7 start being honest with us.

Chapter 104 – Too Dangerous

4 03 2009


Location: still can’t say
Mood: tense
Music: What Did U Say 2 Me? feat. Bass Warner ~ Alethia

I am not happy about this. Not happy at all.

Tom decided to meet with AJ Rich by himself. Reasoning being, he’s the only one of us who hasn’t been named as a wanted criminal, so he’s the least at risk

Of course, I wasn’t going to let that happen. I volunteered to go with him for backup. Problem being, Bradley then wanted to come with us, and then Johnny wanted us all to go, and Megan said that maybe none of us should go, but that if we were all going there was no way she was minding the clef by herself… *headache*

These people are dangerous. However we deal with them, we’ll be putting ourselves at risk. If it’s a trap, and me, Bradley, Megan or Johnny goes, then we could end up being arrested. If it’s a trap and Tom goes, he could end up being taken as a hostage. If it’s a trap and all of us go, then they’ve got us, and Research team 7 will get the clef & we’ll all go to prison. And if none of us goes, then we’re back where we started, and none the wiser about anything.

I think we’ve worked out the best course of action. Just hope it works, because if it doesn’t, who knows what could happen?

Chapter 101 – Apologize

23 02 2009


research team 7. the bad guys. why am i not surprised?

you say that you’re sorry for the “incident” in america. you claim that it was a mistake, that it was poorly executed, that the individuals responsible were out of order, and that their actions do not represent your organisation as a whole.

well, i’ve got my own message for you, research team 7. not. good. enough.

you kidnapped me. me and sakura and her family. you transported us all the way across america in the darkness. you kept us locked up. if you think a few meaningless words on the side of a plastic box constitutes an apology, after everything you did, you are very sadly mistaken.

we haven’t made up our minds with regards to your offer. we don’t trust you. i hope you can understand that. but i want you to know that i despise you.

if you come after us again, i’m not running. if you even think about double crossing us, i will hurt you. and if you hurt any of my friends, you will find yourselves in more pain than you could possibly imagine.

Chapter 100 – Research Team 7

21 02 2009


I’m not really sure what to think now.

We’d made up our minds to visit Steamburg. I like Steamburg. We went there on holiday once when I was twelve, and I loved the place. If it wasn’t for the possibility of being arrested or killed, I’d have been really looking forward to going back there.

It wasn’t difficult to find 15 Ferris Drive. We weren’t sure what we were going to find there, but what we certainly weren’t expecting was for the house to be unlocked and deserted, and completely empty apart from a small table in a room at the back, under which we found a small black box with a red button on top, and a piece of card bearing the name “Bradley Turner” and the instructions to press the button and put her eye to the lens, with the request that this be done somewhere private, rather than in the house itself.

So far, so weird. We were just discussing what to do about the box when we heard the front door open. We all froze, listening, and heard the sound of footsteps going down the hall. Iaru reached for his sword in his bag, but Tom caught his hand and shook his head, and motioned for us to follow him along the side of the room. There was a large low window at the back, and we opened it and climbed out. Then we ran and ran and ran, and didn’t stop until we were back in Tom’s car.

Tom drove us out to the countryside and Bradley pressed the red switch down and put her eye to the lens. At once, the side of the box lit up like a screen, and words appeared on it. It addressed all five of us by name, and said that we should all pay attention, because the message would only play once.

The message requested that we don’t make all the information it contained publicly available, but it included:

  • The information that the message was indeed from Research Team 7.
  • An apology to Bradley for the incident in America.
  • The proposal that we give them the clef in exchange for information and protection.
  • The correct spelling of “clef”.
  • Directions to a place where we can meet with Research Team 7.
  • The warning to beware of an organisation called the Network of Allies, who are also after the clef.
  • An additional warning to beware of “shadow creatures”, such as the one that attacked us at the farm.

After the message finished, it advised us to place the box on the floor and stand back, which we did. We soon found out why: there was a small bang, the casing cracked, and a great deal of smoke came out of the box.

The question now is whether to trust them enough to meet up with them. They seem to be going out of their way to make themselves seem trustworthy, but they admit to being Research Team 7, who are the one organisation we were certain we couldn’t trust.

So… now what?