Hanging out with Hob and Frank’s NPC (whose name I didn’t catch). Trying to make sense of Hob’s rare moments of lucidity. Trying NOT to respond to all of the pop-culture references Hob was making that I understood OOC.
Travis giving Flora a book he’d traded for to replace the one she’d lost (because apparently books are interchangeable?).
Christa sending Flora away when she was panicking about the bomb due to her last experience with getting close to one. Later, finding out that Christa’s dying wish was for Flora to have her demolitions kit.
When Flora was freaking out about Christa dying and JJ was trying to comfort her- He said something about how you just have to take life as it comes and accept the good with the bad. Flora said that she hadn’t seen any good since she’d left her Arc and he laughed and said: “You’ve got to lower your standards.” Also, JJ promising to be there with Flora to calm her down if she had to deal with a bomb again.
Realising that the bomb Flora was trying to diffuse could be worked on remotely and that being the only one who knew how to deal with it wasn’t a death sentence. Getting to play badass hacker with Amber. Hannah’s “Stop asking the hard questions!” when Flora asked what her name was was perfect.
Wandering around looking for the diffused bombs gave me the biggest sense I’ve had since this LARP began about how Flora’s changed as a character. Yeah, she’s still selfish, emotionally immature, and ignorant, but at least she wouldn’t ditch a town with bombs hidden in it that someone could grab to harm the people in it again, and she felt that it was her responsibility to look after them in case their use became necessary since she was the only one around who knew how. Hawk finally finding the missing bomb and his: “I guess if AJ trusts you that’s good enough” was awesome.
Travis lecturing Flora about how Christa’s death might have been her fault and how she was just going to have to get over it and do better in the future, then (or so it seemed to me) defrosting a little, putting his arm out, and saying: “Flo, I’m just gonna put my arm like this and if you want, you can come here.”
Artemis asking Flora to be her friend, and the two agreeing to give it a try even though neither really knew much about how to go about it.
Holding hands with Hawk and AJ when everyone was was blind and comparing notes with Hawk about how into AJ he and Flora were, without AJ realising what they were discussing.
Talking to James outside about being Terribly Concerned About AJ.
All of the moments with AJ, especially when she was doped up on whatever-it-was and kept going on about how everything was ‘Awesome!’ Flora seriously does not deserve a friend like her.
The scene where Travis found out about Val’s death for the second time. Trying to figure out who to best call in to comfort Travis. Asking: “Who are his friends?” and being told: “Erik,” swearing, asking who else, and getting “Val” for an answer broke both Flora and her player a bit.