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Re: A Morning on the Range [Closed]
« Reply #15 on: June 15, 2018, 02:25:42 PM »
If it was any other condition, the close proximity of the girl would have made Jocelyn slightly uncomfortable, especially with the places Prism was placing her hand. As it were, she was too busy concentrating on where her shot trajectory would be to notice. Following Prism's lead, she guided her rifle slightly up and left to compensate for what Prism calculated to be her rifle's spindrift, before breathing in and firing.

The newly aimed shot went through the target's throat, shattering the hologram as Jocelyn lowered her rifle and smiled in success.
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Re: A Morning on the Range [Closed]
« Reply #16 on: June 15, 2018, 02:33:15 PM »
Rocking back on her heels, there's dashing smile on Prism's face as the hologram shatters "Woo! There ya' go Josie, that's my gal!" She cheers happily, bouncing slightly on the balls of her feet. Apparently good aim and rifles lead to an overexcited bird. Turning back to the console she brought up the previous targets from, Prism pulls up the next series of targets - still Beowolf-shaped, but now darting randomly across the length of the field with various speeds.

"Next up - hitting moving targets. Show me you can reliably hit em when they're moving like this, and then we'll go to work on moving targets outdoors, in the air." Prism explains happily, before padding back over to the wall to nab another pastry, nibbling on it as she gestures to Jocelyn to go ahead.
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Re: A Morning on the Range [Closed]
« Reply #17 on: June 15, 2018, 04:40:46 PM »
Jocelyn didn't know what she would have done without Prism sometimes--her happiness was just so infective she couldn't help giggling along with her. For some reason she wanted to give Prism a hug--not the time, Jocelyn, not right now. As the next three targets emerged, scrolling across the width of the range--three Beowolves for three bullets--Jocelyn pulled back the lever action for the next bullet and took aim, leading her sight to where the targets would be, not where they were now. Aim slightly to the left to adjust and calculate falloff...

In quick succession, Hyacinth jolted in her arms once, twice, thrice, followed by the sound of one ricochet and two holograms crumbling. Compared to her previous performance, she felt she hadn't done that badly despite one shot missing.
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Re: A Morning on the Range [Closed]
« Reply #18 on: June 15, 2018, 04:58:49 PM »
The following whoop at Jocelyn's accuracy is only interupted by a slight "Ghack!", Prism apparently needing to duck to avoid the ricocheting bullet. Watching where it embeds itself in the wall, she snorts momentarily, before turning to the console one final time. No more targets within the 500 meter range, all out at 1000 and 1500 in comparison, and moving faster than beforehand. Nodding at the new challenge, Prism turns back to Jocelyn. "Not bad, and definitely getting better with your predictions. Loosen your posture a bit around the waist though - being so tense is just gonna hold you up and make you jumpy. Smoothly from target to target, alright?" She nods, taking another bite of the pastry, before considering a moment there.

"Prove yourself here, and we'll move onto hitting targets while moving, and probably in windy conditions too - though that's a given with me around. You've got this, okay?" She nods affirmingly, waiting for Jocelyn's answer.
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Re: A Morning on the Range [Closed]
« Reply #19 on: June 15, 2018, 05:27:34 PM »
Was it just her or did Prism just turn into a duck.

The next second her hair was flapping slightly as something whizzed past her ear like a wasp, only like high on every single drug humanity ever thought up in existence. Looking behind her at the wall her face pales considerably as she considers the fact that she could have shot herself, or worse Prism, in the face.

"Uh, yeah, gimme a sec." Dropping her rifle entirely and letting it clatter to the floor, Jocelyn moved over to the thermos of black coffee and straight up chugged half the remaining contents plain. When she lowered the container, her face was screwed up in discontent but her facial color had somewhat returned, though still noticeably paler than usual.
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Re: A Morning on the Range [Closed]
« Reply #20 on: June 15, 2018, 05:34:06 PM »
Prism watches with a raised eyebrow as Jocelyn promptly chugged half the remaining coffee, her voice a bit incredulous as she stoops to pick up Hyacinth. "Not that that wasn't impressive, but I'm not going to recommend my habit of chugging caffeine, y'know? And hey, I'm okay just so you know - it missed, and that's what aura is for." Prism seems concerning nonchalant at the idea of being shot by a ricocheting bullet, instead offering the rifle to Jocelyn again.
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Re: A Morning on the Range [Closed]
« Reply #21 on: June 15, 2018, 06:00:08 PM »
"Bleh." Jocelyn looked on the verge of vomiting, about to spit but letting her manners take over. 'I know Aura exists but still. I doubt shooting my team leader is something I can easily explain to the teachers or my parents, to be honest." Having exchanged her pale face for one which looked about as healthy as someone with dysentery, she took up her rifle again, unconsciously feeling a little shaking in her arms.
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Re: A Morning on the Range [Closed]
« Reply #22 on: June 15, 2018, 06:56:04 PM »
"Heya." Prism's voice has gone soft, careful - taking a step forwards to grip Jocelyn's upper arm and prevent her from raising her rifle just yet. "You probably shouldn't' fire until you've stopped shaking. Accidents happen, Jocelyn. It's no big deal, and we're both uninjured, okay? She squeezes Jocelyn's bicep, before taking a step backwards, biting her lip as she thinks "Besides, you're the one person I trust to actually shoot me! Even if it's not quite an aura-loaded bullet, you're still trying to help."
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Re: A Morning on the Range [Closed]
« Reply #23 on: June 16, 2018, 09:13:50 AM »
"Alright...if you say so." Even coming to terms with it, Jocelyn's arms still shook. "And I don't think it's because of the accident, Prism. That coffee is already working its magic." Rather than stilling, they only trembled stronger than before. "I'm not used to coffee this strong, I think..." Lowering her rifle, she swore under her breath and engaged safety mode.

"Actually, you have Hawk's Eye with you, right? Let me experience the real expert in action, will ya?" Jocelyn's tone shifts to more of a curious, playful one, genuinely wanting to see Prism's skills but also wanting to set up a challenge. A few adjustments made on the console reset the range, before deploying ten holographic Creeps all around the 1000-1500m mark, each one moving side to side at different speeds. "Just knock 'em down within a minute, beginning from when you fire your first shot."
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Re: A Morning on the Range [Closed]
« Reply #24 on: June 16, 2018, 11:34:23 AM »
”Glad you’re okay then. And I’ll grab decaf next time we have an early morning practice, okay?” She teases, smirking.  In response to her question, Prism reaches around to unhook the rifle from her belt. And hey, I may be a good shot but I’m no professional - there’s still a long ways to go for me. Still, try to keep an eye on my stance and movements - I have more experience hitting long-range targets, so it’s good to see in action.”

Prism then switches places with Jocelyn, flicking a switch on the rifle to change Hawk’s Eye to it’s primary firing mode. Dropping her head to stare down the barrel, her stance automatically shifts as she brings the butt of the gun up into the crook of her shoulder, there’s a moment where she focuses on her first target - before her small form jerks with the first bullet firing.

Five shots ring out in quick succession, each managing to hit home in the targets nearest to Prism. They aren’t all headshots - some body shots, some neck, but they still do the job and cause the holograms to shatter. Popping the cartridge, Prism quickly pulls another off the waistband of her belt before sliding it into place with a click, focusing her sight down the barrel again. This time, the shots are fired off at a slightly slower rate,  aiming a good distance ahead of where the holograms move - to the point with one hologram, the bullet simply clips it instead of hitting home. Cursing lightly under her breath, the final case is ejected before switching it out for a new one, she stares down the sights one last time before firing - and that last hologram shatters as she hits home. ”Even I can’t hit everything routinely all the time - thought I do try to, ‘cause ammunition is expensive. Might as well finish this cartridge off, could you throw up maybe two 2000 meter targets for me?”
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Re: A Morning on the Range [Closed]
« Reply #25 on: June 16, 2018, 11:53:47 AM »
Awed by Prism's impressive performance, Jocelyn simply claps in approval before swiping her hand over the console to reveal two more targets at Prism's desired range, this time two larger Ursae to ease up on the difficulty a little. "Does Hawk's Eye use specialised ammo, or is it the standard issue? 7.62mm for regular sniper rifles?" she asked, making a mental note of Prism's cost comment, as well as memorising Prism's stance when taking shots.

That coffee really was strong. It felt like there was a minor earthquake occurring. How Prism went around with this much caffeine in her circulatory system and still managed to function was clearly beyond her limited medical knowledge.
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Re: A Morning on the Range [Closed]
« Reply #26 on: June 16, 2018, 01:33:24 PM »
"Standard issue, thankfully. Not sure I'd be here otherwise." Prism says, still focused on the further targets. There's a certain set to her stance as she prepares. Not any different from her regular posturing, but there's an air of focus about her - she's trained down the scope of the rifle, everything else almost falling away. She adjusts her grip one final time, before holding her breath - and then four shots fire off in quick succession, two per holographic Ursa as her rifle jerks upwards. A couple seconds pass as the bullets fly, before both Ursa in the distance shatter, and Prism lowers the rifle to look on in almost disbelief.

"...I've never made it beyond like, 1700 meters before. That was a solid 2000." She turns to Jocelyn now, her smile practically beaming. "New record."
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Re: A Morning on the Range [Closed]
« Reply #27 on: June 16, 2018, 02:11:46 PM »
"Congratulations!" Jocelyn cheered, watching both targets break with those insanely long-range shots. 'That was awesome! I can't believe it--that was too far for me to even see clearly, and you hit both cleanly!"

Swiping the palm of her hand over the screen to set the range on standby, she bounced excitedly on her feet. "I'd hand you a medal, but I don't have any on me--have a celebratory hug instead!" Jocelyn giggled, literally throwing herself into Prism for a hug before untangling herself after a short while. "So what's next? More indoor or outdoor? I can't wait to try either out!"

Noticeably different about Jocelyn's behaviour was the sudden burst of hyperactivity. Perhaps chugging caffeine was not the wisest idea...
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Re: A Morning on the Range [Closed]
« Reply #28 on: June 16, 2018, 02:42:46 PM »
Prism gives a little squawk as Jocelyn launches herself at her, staggering slightly under the taller woman's weight, but returning the hug with a fit of giggling as well. She's way more excitable than usual right now - note to self, make sure Jocelyn doesn't consume caffeine in high quantities, and get decaf next time around as well. "No worries, this is an excellent consolation prize."

Giving Jocelyn a soft smile as she pulls away, Prism thinks for a moment about what to do. "Since you're so energetic all of the sudden, how about we go outside and blow off some steam? Target practice with the wind going could be valuable."
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Re: A Morning on the Range [Closed]
« Reply #29 on: June 17, 2018, 03:30:06 AM »
"Sure!" Jocelyn chirped happily, scooping up Hyacinth in one hand and another pastry in the other, before a loud but muffled thump signified her running headfirst into the sliding glass door. Again. This time before the doors could open. "Owie..." she rubbed her head, pouting slightly. "What's with the doors today? Are they broken?"
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