31st Dec 2016, 12:00 AM in Death Comes To Tyrion

Stop me if you've heard this one before

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Stop me if you've heard this one before
Abúi and Adrienne stand over the corpse of the blonde police officer, which has now been stripped of its prosthetic skin, revealing an insect-like creature with several extra joints in all its limbs.
Abúi: So you've been hiding from these creatures for years?
Adrienne: Yes, ever since my father invented an interdimensional travel device.
Abúi: You... have one of those?
Adrienne: Well, yes and no. We haven't been able to build it. The math checks out and we can build it as a computer simulation. That's as far as we got, but it was enough to get these guys' attention. They infiltrated my dad's institute, faked negative results, got it defunded and then shut down.
Then they bombed it, just to make sure. We have had attempts made on our lives. My dad had to retire early, and we moved to the nudist colony for our safety.
Adrienne feels this requires some further explanation.
Adrienne: ...Because they don't tolerate that prosthetic skin well, you see-
Abúi: Ah, so you were safe as long as everyone around you had to be naked.
Adrienne's phone rings.
SFX: Brrt! Brrt!
Adrienne: Yeah, that's- Oh hey, it's Mom.
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Author Notes:

Reinder Dijkhuis 31st Dec 2016, 12:00 AM edit delete
Reinder Dijkhuis
Color work by Aggie Janicot.
This is one of the fastest pages from conception to publication in many years - I started writing it as part of a batch on Wednesday, December 28th, drew it on the 29th and finished it today. Originally, I was going to have Abúi and Adrienne just leave the scene without much in the way of explanation, but I changed my mind. Then once I did, it became my goal to add one more page to the list of pages posted in 2016 - the total now stands at 8. The next page is also in production and will get posted in January.

Comments:

Hogan 1st Jan 2017, 4:25 PM edit delete reply
Hogan
... and there we have yet another reason to live in a nudist resort... protection from otherworldly terroists!
THE_BEHOLDER 7th Jan 2017, 2:41 AM edit delete reply
THE_BEHOLDER
Yes it's the safest place!
Lee M 28th Mar 2017, 7:22 PM edit delete reply
Lee M
I've mentioned this on the appropriate archive page, but the Bare Pit spinoff story "Enchanted" can be read in its entirety (50 pages) at the Internet Archive, starting here. (For some reason the pages may not load properly in Google Chrome but they work fine in Firefox.) Haven't yet looked to see if all the other Bare Pit strips are available, though. Some of the Fan Art pieces on the site appear to be missing, including three of Reinder's.