Abel breathed out his relief as soon as the woman stepped back to her wards. Righteous anger was right. Her presence felt as though it would either inspire or choke the life out of you.
A brief blank look back at the talking dog was all he really spared the peanut gallery.
Shuffling through the snow, Abel gently grasped the back wheel and gave it a heave of a turn. As the armor unfurled and popped open, he stood with bated breath...and let it out when the corpse of the real owner revealed itself. Grasping at the armpits, the young man heaved the body out, leveling it out to the snow below before crossing the dead man's arms over his stomach. A brief look of sadness was followed by touching his forehead, then chest, before bringing his hands to his left side then right.
It was what his father had done to those Far Harbor had lost in the past. It was far less than this dead Paladin deserved, Abel guessed.
Ensuring to step around the body, Abel stared up into the metal chasis. With another breath, he stepped inside, staring out through the helmet of the T-60 as it enclosed itself around him.
His heart beat fast. In a good way, of course.
Then he moved his arm. It was slow, but fluid, like a slowly adapting second skin. He turned his head left and did the same with the corresponding arm, flexing his fingers idly. It felt...good. Really good. Slowly bringing his legs up one step at a time, he turned towards the ensemble cast on the side. Holding his arms out, he had to ask.
"How do I look?"
Without really waiting for a response, he slowly took a knee beside the body and dropped his voice to a whisper.
"I'll make good use of this, I promise."
Punished Gabe: reeeeeeeee
ThyssenKrupp: *Eldritch scream*
Punished Gabe: Flibbershticky.
Qu: *comic book sound*
Punished Gabe: Kerchoo
ThyssenKrupp: BAWPA BEWP!
Punished Gabe: Bleep-bloop
ThyssenKrupp: I'ma boopin' this here shoutbox to prove that we ain't dead!
Punished Gabe: We're on Discord mostly, but yes. You can get there either by clicking the link in the latest news post or https://discordapp.com/channels/255791059597000704/255791059597000704
Lym: Lym is wondering... do people still live here? :P
Rex: Hey all, I'm home early thanks to medical reasons. I'll keep you all informed. Love y'all!
Punished Gabe: It'd be great if they just retconned the season finale and kept him in the future, but I doubt they will.