In a word: PR.
How about a party with cake and tea?

We’re ah, a bit indisposed at the moment, sugar. -the engineer coughs-

But that sounds lovely. We’ll see about later, hmn?

*Brutus is circling the base, sent to find the BLUs who should have been occupying it*

crocodilepuncher:

femaleteamblupr:

-The BLU base is silent and still. However, a door slams open and a Red scout jogs out, carrying a picnic basket and running at full tilt away from the base-

She read the note and frowned. Did something go wrong when they came back? She hastily made another note and sent Brutus back out with it.

*Mumbles-glad to hear you and the others are back. What happened? I can wait for Alice to get better. -Roberta*

-When the bird returns, mumbles takes the note and reads through it, then replies quickly-

'We even are not sure… We do not know… Come soon, I will be able to show you Alice, even though she is not healed.'

*Brutus is circling the base, sent to find the BLUs who should have been occupying it*

crocodilepuncher:

femaleteamblupr:

-The BLU base is silent and still. However, a door slams open and a Red scout jogs out, carrying a picnic basket and running at full tilt away from the base-

His job complete, Brutus took off and returned to Roberta. The Medic detached the reply and began to read.

'Dearest Roberta– Congratulations! This is wonderful news and I am so happy! But here things are not so good. We have returned from the far away land, sapped of our strength. We are kept alone to revive, but we do not know when we will be done. If you wish to speak to Alice alone, I think I can make this so. Send me your answer quickly. -Mumbles'

*Brutus is circling the base, sent to find the BLUs who should have been occupying it*

crocodilepuncher:

femaleteamblupr:

-The BLU base is silent and still. However, a door slams open and a Red scout jogs out, carrying a picnic basket and running at full tilt away from the base-

-The note is an announcement of Roberta’s pregnancy and an invitation for the women in blue to attend a wedding to be held in Australia in May. There’s also a request to meet up with Alice separately from the others.-

Urh!!

-the pyro leaps up and rushes down the hall. then she comes back slowly and pauses. then she rushes into her room and writes a return note. she approaches brutus and carefully attaches the note-

Gurh quihrk lul burhd. Vuhmunuhs!

*Brutus is circling the base, sent to find the BLUs who should have been occupying it*

crocodilepuncher:

femaleteamblupr:

-The BLU base is silent and still. However, a door slams open and a Red scout jogs out, carrying a picnic basket and running at full tilt away from the base-

Brutus turns to one side a little and stares expectantly. There is a note attached to his leg.

-Mumbles stares back, then notices the note. She removes it and unfurls it-

Gruhsiuhs

*Brutus is circling the base, sent to find the BLUs who should have been occupying it*

crocodilepuncher:

femaleteamblupr:

-The BLU base is silent and still. However, a door slams open and a Red scout jogs out, carrying a picnic basket and running at full tilt away from the base-

This was more like it! Brutus has been trained to recognise blue as a friendly colour. The great bird pecked at the window, trying to get the person’s attention.

-the person inside starts, then turns around. it’s mumbles. she gets up, approaches the window and opens it-

Hurruh… yuhhr ruhburtuh’s burhd?

Yuhs…

Whuh huhv yuh cuhm?

*Brutus is circling the base, sent to find the BLUs who should have been occupying it*

crocodilepuncher:

femaleteamblupr:

-The BLU base is silent and still. However, a door slams open and a Red scout jogs out, carrying a picnic basket and running at full tilt away from the base-

The eagle turned back toward the base when the big contraption sped off. He wasn’t going to catch up with it, and besides, he’d been sent to this place, not to follow someone wearing the enemy’s colour. After seeing no one else emerge, he began landing on various windowsills and peering inside.

-Inside is mostly quiet, too. However, one room does contain a person in a thick blue uniform. They’re sitting quietly on the edge of a bed, playing with something in their hands.-

*Brutus is circling the base, sent to find the BLUs who should have been occupying it*

crocodilepuncher:

femaleteamblupr:

-The BLU base is silent and still. However, a door slams open and a Red scout jogs out, carrying a picnic basket and running at full tilt away from the base-

Brutus was looking for blue, not red. Still, the Scout was the only moving thing, so he lazily followed, mildly curious about the contents of the thing that was being carried.

-The scout speeds down the dirt road away from the base, heading towards a car-park. When she arrives, she hops into a vehicle and speeds off towards town-

We’re losing them…

askgraymann:

"If I had a piece of Australium every time I got such a response from you mercenaries, I wouldn’t even need the machine…"

-the spy snorts quietly and rolls her eyes-