Two figures trudged through the jungle. The taller of the two was a dark-skinned man, dressed in a t-shirt and jeans, with his hair in cornrows. His face was sharp, almost hawk-like, with a hooked nose upon which rested a pair of silver glasses. At his hip rested a revolver, loaded in case of any trouble. In front of him, wielding a machete, was a small, pale, childish-looking woman with brown hair and brown eyes, wearing a white blouse and a flowing, ankle-length white skirt, hacking away at the underbrush and grumbling.
She said, "damn this jungle, Isaac. Remind me: why are we in the steaming asshole of the Earth again?" Without waiting for an answer, she finished, "oh, right, so Sigmund can have his precious goddamn flowers!"
With a sad shake of his head, Isaac said, "Alice, quit your whining. This place is a bitch, yeah, but these 'goddamn flowers' have some very valuable genomes. Unheard of anywhere else on Earth..."
Alice cut in, "so why don't we let someone else gather them, then steal them before they get back to the States?"
"Shit, I'd love to. But none of Sigmund's competitors are crazy enough to come out here."
"I don't blame them. So, where are we heading?"
Isaac said, "some outpost, damned if I know what it's called. Might not even have a name. Probably just some huts, and any motherfuckers tough enough, stupid enough, or desperate to live here."
Alice suddenly stopped, and motioned for Isaac to stand still. Several moments passed, before she brought her blade down upon a snake that Isaac hadn't even seen. She picked up the creature's body with a twisted smile and said, "on the bright side, I think I've found my dinner!"
Isaac rolled his eyes and said, "Alice, tell me you're going to at least cook that thing."
Slinging the snake over her shoulders, ignoring the blood it spilled on her dress, she said, "maybe. Depends how hungry I get. Hey, check it out! Something vaguely resembling civilization!"
They sighted a mud hut, and caught a glimpse of a woman entering it. As they approached the hut, Isaac yelled out, "hey! Civilization! You guys got room for us to crash? And, uh, this is gonna sound kinda strange, but you see any blue flowers with red centers?"
edited 20th Feb '11 10:12:32 PM by KillerClowns