After not one, but two rescue missions, I thought it would be nice to check out the National Archives for Abraham Washington, and the Arlington Library for Moira. Well, nice in a ‘fighting Muties, robots and raiders’ kinda way, I guess. Met a gal called Sydney in the Archives, I guess she’s a little older than me, or maybe she’s just been in the Wasteland longer. Damn good with a gun, though.
We met a pretty confused robot in the Archives, and it turned out, he sent us to the Library, as well. Two birds with one stone, I guess. The Library is under the control of these Brotherhood guys, or at least they’re taking it over, seemed like some Raiders were there first. Suits me, really. Anyway, got what we needed from both places, headed back to Rivet City for the reward and ended up deciding to team up. That shack of mine is kinda lonesome with just me and Wadsworth, so it’s nice to have someone else around. Too used to sharin’ space, I guess. I don’t think we’ll go about together all the time, she’s got her business, I’ve got mine, but it’s pretty nice to know someone’s got my back in all this.
This morning, we set off to Wilhelm’s Wharf, ’cause I had a bunch of bullets to sell to Grandma Sparkle. Not sure she’s quite as sweet as she makes out, but she seems harmless enough. Somehow got to chatting about my favourite comic books, and she told us there was a tunnel right by the Wharf into the offices of Hubris! I was pretty excited. I’ll admit.
We checked it out and… it was pretty cool. Well, aside from all the traps and feral ghouls, but we came out of there with a ton of cool stuff. Unfortunately, I realised after we left the Archive that I had NOT been careful enough and forgot to keep track of my ammo for the hunting rifle I use. Only got around 20 bullets left, so I’ve had to switch to mostly using my sword (I’m actually getting pretty good!) Thankfully, we’ve got a decent amount of ammo for Syd’s nifty little gun, so I mostly snuck up behind stuff and blasted it to ash (this sword is SO NEAT) while she took out the stuff that was further away. “Stuff.” You know, ghouls, things that used to be people. Ugh, one of them was carrying… I think it might have been a bit of a person??
Then, when we came out of the building, there were not just TC mercs but TC mercs fighting Muties. Syd suggested I give my sawed-off shotgun another try (she was explaining to me on the walk over to Wilhelm’s that I’d been using it all wrong – it’s really only for close-up, not much good at all if you’re far away from the target) and it went pretty good! I had to run over to the Muties (after we took out the mercs) which was pretty scary, and I did get a nasty blow to the head from one of them, but we did it! The shotgun really does work a LOT better close up, and I gotta admit, it’s pretty satisfying blasting Muties like that.
Came back to Megaton, sold a ton of stuff, and got some furniture for the shack! It’s… I’m not sure I like it. It’s salvaged pre-war style stuff, and it looks good, but it feels sorta wrong in my little shack. Kinda creepy. I dunno, I’ll probably get used to it.