Entry #….crap I lost count…I guess I’ll start over.
Sorry Diary, I haven’t written in you for a WHILE now, but after the past few weeks, I don’t think you can blame me. I mean, with the month I’VE had, I’m surprised I’m remembering to write ANYTHING at all, so don’t YOU judge me for my lateness…or my horrible grammar flaws. I’m kinda flustered right now.
So three weeks ago, the Overseer decided to make everyone in the Vault RETAKE the GOAT test! I got maintenance duty again…I GUESS I was relieved to find out, but a liiiittle disappointed about that too, though compared to the REST of the month…well I’ll get to that. I really wasn’t too worried at all or anything, though they decided my shift had to start SUPER early down in the tunnels, and let me tell you, the people I got stuck with…well…it’s not that I don’t like them or anything, in fact I think I’ve seen that Frank guy doing some maintenance here and there and HE seems okay, but let’s just say a couple of these guys seemed better off working at a computer…or maybe strong arming with the Level 2 guys.
But I digress. First day on the job, a lot of the steam pipes went freakin’ HAYWIRE downstairs! Not that it was THAT much of a problem, but the ROACHES! There were so many! I haven’t seen THAT many in…EVER! They nearly KILLED us down there! But thanks to ole’ Suzie, I was able to smash my way through them. :D
It went on like that for weeks, though the roach problem died off. I visited mom a few times, it sounds like she got cafeteria duty. I felt so bad for her, mom hated cooking. I only visted her maybe twice during those weeks, I wish I could have gone more, but I really didn’t have the time.
But you think THAT’S bad, a couple days ago, the freakin POWER went out! I was on my way to work with the new guys, and the power went out in the elevator! We waited a few hours, hoping for someone to maybe come looking. When we heard sounds coming from the elevator door, I thought we were in luck…I was very very wrong. We managed to get it open, and LO AND BEHOLD, GARL…freakin GARL was on the other side!!! I’ll admit…my arms started to hurt when I saw him, I REMEMBER kindergarten…and junior high…and my 20th birthday…
BUT ANYWAY, if THAT wasn’t bad enough…well…I think some of these guys have…ummm…anger problems. And bY these guys, I mean this ONE guy named Cal, and this OTHER guy named Matt…or was it Tom? I really don’t remember, one of those was a nickname or something people were calling him. But these two guys must have been Vault Security or something, cuz when I say anger problems…I mean Cal ran out of the elevator and clocked Garl in the face, and when I tried to stay out of it, Matt/Tom just called me a pussy and went in fists blazing! I mean, what the hell? If it wasn’t for them, we might have gotten out of there PEACEABLY at least! But NOOOOOoooo! I TRIED to fight, but I think Garl has fists of steel, cuz he knocked me out before I knew what him me…I think the last thing I remember was an anvil smashing into one of the guys faces, must be the delirium.
So after THAT, I woke up in the MEDICAL ward like TWO DAYS LATER! That Frank guy busted his hand pretty good, and the rest of us just got usual treatment. That Tom/Matt guy didn’t seem to be too hurt…I wonder if they worked out a deal? I haven’t checked if I’m missing anything yet….oh, and did I mention the power was STILL out when I woke up?
So we were detained until Vault Security got our stories, and I told them EVERYTHING I saw! But apparently…it sounds like I’m the only one. I didn’t hear the other stories too well, but I think I heard Cal talk about how he “fell down some stairs”…ugh.
Anyway, after that, I went back to my room to make sure Max was okay. Turns out he was…though I don’t have any clean socks right now. I had to hurry feeding him, because the Overseer wanted to see me and these other guys right away.
It turns out that he sent a crew down under to fix the power sometime before we were knocked senseless, and they hadn’t heard a thing, so I guess he wanted US to be “team b”. I thought maybe they just got locked in a room, or trapped by a steam vent, but for some reason a few of the other guys REALLY got their jimmies rustled by this, they immediately were questioning why hadn’t they sent down security officers and the like earlier? I thought that for a second too…until I realized that IF these people were stuck down there, it was probably due to technical reasons, and those security jocks don’t have the expertise to deal with those things
Again, I didn’t think much of it…until the Overseer handed us guns….
Yeah…he gave us guns…
Soooo…by then I thought things were getting weird…
We went down under, and IMMEDIATELY everything went to hell! Several of the pipes were exploding steam, I even got scalded pretty freakin good, and for a while, it felt like we were TRAPPED down there! Oh, and the guns came to good use…because it looks like the ROACH problem decided to rear its head again!
We looked around for the other team and found Mace, one of the previous members sent down, getting mauled by roaches! We helped him out, and he said he got separated from the rest of the team when a skinless man on all fours tore through them. So obviously, he was kind of panicky, and tired…
…oh yeah…did you see that? The thing about a skinless man on all fours tearing through people like a hot knife through butter? …keep THAT in mind.
We looked for other survivors, AND tried to fix the leaks we came across, AND AND took a few hours repairing generators for the water and the air. We found ANOTHER guy named Jordan who was being mauled by more roaches, and he hurt his leg pretty bad. It looks like some of the other guys used to be doctors, so at least they were able to patch him up a littler. Right after that though, we heard a scream coming from one of the generators! When we checked it out…well…Mace didn’t make it…
…SPEAKING of which, I really think that Matt/Tom guy has some issues. He kept saying that Mace was FINE, even after his head fell off..I still nearly hurl when I THINK about it.
After that, some guy named Aradesh contacted us and told us that the upper floor went crazy, and the guys from level 2 MURDERED the Oveerseer, took all the guns and ammo, and left the vault! He told us we were the only ones in range to get the Geck, which we needed to live outside of the Vault! Can you believe that? We’re gunna LEAVE the Vault! But at the time, all I noticed was how the others went virtually crazy! They started threatening Aradesh and questioning what was going on! We nearly DIDN’T get the Geck because they didn’t TRUST him!!! Could you IMAGINE if we didn’t actually get the Geck like he asked? How screwed would we be THEN?
We decided to keep moving, and after dealing with some more roaches, we found a guy knocked unconscious! He was still alive, but Cal and Matt/Tom said we should keep moving on! I nearly flipped! What’s wrong with these guys? Did their parents not LOVE them enough? Thankfully Frank and Felix decided to stick around and try to help the poor guy, though we weren’t able to get him up. FInally, Matt/Tom and Cal came back and helped us bring him back to consciousness…thinking back on it, maybe leaving the guy WOULD have been better.
The guy’s name was Cheng, and he told us some guy named Trevor hit him with a wrench and ran. Cheng had a code, and we used it to get to the generator room. A freakin HANDY man was malfunctioning, and even though we tried to destroy it, Frank went INTO the gun fire and turned the thing off! Brave guy, really.
The Geck was in the room, and we grabbed that and ran for the door. When we came back down the tunnel, Cheng and Jordan were working on getting a large steam vent closed. Just then, that skinless MONSTER human thing burst from a vent and attacked us! I don’t think I’ve ever shot a gun so fast in my LIFE. But while we did that, Cheng BEAT JORDAN TO DEATH WITH A WRENCH!!! I STILL don’t know what the hell happened there, WHY would he do that??? We killed the monster surprisingly enough, and ran after Cheng who headed for the elevator. He got there before us, and left us behind! …thank God rerouting power to force the elevator back down isn’t that hard.
But HERE’S the thing. Besides murdering Jordan and trying to leave us, Cheng really didn’t do ANYTHING exactly TOO us. I mean if he left on the elevator, what was to stop us from just waiting for it to come back down when we clicked the button? So I was REALLY curious about why he was doing this…the others though…well…I think with the power going out, something went into the water that made EVERYONE a murderous MONSTER! As soon as the doors opened, nearly EVERYONE took out their gun and started shooting at the guy! And I don’t even mean to keep him from moving, or as a warning, I mean they tried to shoot him in the FACE!!! I was really HORRIFIED by this! I tried to get inbetween them, maybe hit his weapon away from him, but the other guys just stormed in with their guns and almost EXECUTED the guy! Thank GOD he dropped from bloodloss, I REALLY didn’t wanna KILL the guy, I mean who knows, maybe Jordan tried to kill him first? Then again Cheng DID give us a smirk when he went up the lift….BUT STILL! Maybe these guys went stir crazy, because NOW with the power out and NOW because they’re leaving the Vault, they’ve gone KILL crazy!
Oh yeah, we’re leaving the vault! We met Aradesh in person, and he said because WE were the only ones with guns, we were the most capable of scouting out a certain water mass that MIGHT be able to sustain life! I mean…honestly, I don’t know if I’m THRILLED or if TERRIFIED now, I mean I always wanted to go on an adventure like in the comic books…but now that it’s happening, I really don’t know how to feel.
But anyway Journal, it’s been one hell of a month. I almost go reassigned, I nearly got killed by roaches, I got knocked out by Garl, and I saw a lot of corpses, and now I’m gunna leave the Vault…at least Max is coming with me.
…I better go say bye to Mom, I might not see her for a while…or ever again…I haven’t thought about it like that…..naaaaah, I’m sure I’ll be fine.