The Waiting Game is the eighth episode of Outpost Zero.
Withheld until completion.
Austin: "Dude we've been hiding inside the base for days."
Jack: "Would you rather be outside for the tank to blow you up?"
Austin: "No dude, I'm just getting bored hiding in here. The computer's on the top part of the base so I can't play it."
Brian: "You couldn't play it anyways, you fucked it up!"
Austin: "Apparently the thing had a virus, so I turned on the anti-virus but it didn't help."
Brian: "What anti-virus?"
Austin: "I don't know, that little window that popped up when I got the ATV."
Brian: "You fucking idiot..."
Brian: "That wasn't anti-virus! That was a pop-up!"
Austin: "Urgh... damn it."
Cut to Red Base, Nick walks past Michael on top of the base.
Michael: "Hey Nick?"
Michael: "Have you noticed something different with Blue Base?"
Nick: "Well they stopped with the lawnmower noises and haven't been running around."
Michael: "Exactly, they're holed up in their base or something..."
Nick: "I like them this way, less annoying."
Michael: "I know, but the Sergeant doesn't want us attacking them with the tank or anything."
Nick: "I don't want to charge into their base and fight them inside, so I'm fine with that."
Michael: "We could probably blow up their base with the tank."
Nick: "You think so?"
Michael: "I don't know... never seen one of these actually shoot something."
Nick: "Yeah the only cool thing I saw shoot something was that laser gun."
Michael: "This again?"
Nick: "I saw it!"
Cut back to Blue Base
Austin: "Hang on, if they have that tank why haven't they shot us yet?"
Brian: "I don't know, why don't you go out there and ask them yourself?"
Austin: "Ha ha. I'm serious though. You think they'd use it by now."
Jack: "Don't complain dumbass."
Austin: "Well standing around with you two isn't very exciting."
Brian: "Maybe they're in the tank right now, waiting for us to leave the base."
Austin: "Well we can't stay in here forever. And they probably aren't gonna sit in a tank all damn day staring at our shit base."
Jack: "Fuck this, I'm going to go take a look."
Jack begins walking towards the exit.
Brian: "Hey! Wait!"
Jack: "I'm tired of doing nothing in here, and we'll just run out of supplies if we don't come out to get them."
Brian: "And if the tank sees you?"
Jack: "Oh well... I'm just gonna peek anyways."
Jack runs outside and goes in front of the base.
Austin: "He's screwed."
Jack (shouting): "Guys, we're fine!"
Austin: "Uh huh, sure."
Jack: "Really, the tank isn't up here."
Austin: "You think I'm gonna come out there?"
Brian: "Hang on, I'll go see."
Brian runs out to Jack.
Jack: "See? It's way over by their base not doing anything."
Brian: "Hang on."
Brian runs up to the top of the base and looks through the sniper rifle.
Brian: "There's rocks and shit in the way of a good view, but their tank isn't moving around."
Jack: "So we're safe then?"
Brian: "Well I don't know if safe is the appropriate word for a base in a war zone, but we're as close to it as we usually are."
Jack: "Okay, want to go get Austin?"
Brian: "Nah, let's leave him inside for a little bit."
Jack (chuckles): "Okay. How long should we wait?"
Brian: "Well eventually we'll have to go back inside to eat and stuff, but we got a few hours."
Cut back to Red Base. Peter is crouching in the sniper nest with his sniper rifle.
Peter (radio): "Smith, I'm seeing movement at Blue Base, but I don't have a direct line of sight. Can you confirm?"
Pan over to Red Base with Nick and Michael on top.
Nick (to Micheal): "Why doesn't he just move?"
Michael (to Nick): "He's fucking lazy, I don't know..." (activates radio) "Yeah I can see two of them through the binoculars. I don't see the third one, or any vehicles."
Peter (radio): "Roger that, Jones out."
Nick: "Seriously, he could have just walked fifteen feet to the roof here... Hell, he's within shouting distance."
Michael: (groans) "Then talk to him about it."
Nick: "Uh, that's probably not a good idea."
Michael: "Yeah I was being sarcastic."
Nick: "I thought so, since you actually know the guy."
Michael: "Know him? Not really. He keeps to himself. But I've served under him for a couple years, so I know what to expect."
Nick: "Laziness and a lack of interest?"
Michael: "Yup, you know him as well as I do now."
Joe walks up the ramp towards Michael and Nick.
Joe: "Corporal, I have a question."
Nick (quietly): "Speaking of lack of interest..."
Michael (to Joe): "What do you need now?"
Joe: "Why is our Network connection really slow?"
Michael: "I don't know, it's been like that for a couple weeks."
Nick: "Yeah I tried using it a day or two after I got here. That shit was lagging hard."
Michael: "Yeah it's been slow since... the Blues... got reinforcements..."
Joe: "Could the blues possibly have some sort of connection to our problem, sir?"
Michael: "I don't fucking know, could be. Doesn't seem like a coincidence to me."
Nick: "So the Blues are stealing out Network?"
Michael: "Wait... no they couldn't. There's a password on the connection."
Nick: "Oh... what is it?"
Michael: "I don't know. Sergeant Jones set this shit up."
Joe: "Well if I had to make a password, I'd make it something veee-ry clever. Something that no one could guess. Like when I was back at home, I had a password for my-"
Nick: "Dude, we don't care. Wait, Sergeant Lazy Ass actually set something up?"
Michael: "Well he had to when we first came here."
Joe: "When I first came here, all I had to do was-"
Michael: "Shut up! That's an order."
Joe makes a zipping noise then walks off.
Nick: "Can we shoot him?"
Michael (sighs): "I wish."
Cut back to Blue Base roof with Brian and Jack standing around.
Jack: "This is actually kind of nice, not having to put up with Austin."
Brian: "Yeah, and since he's isn't here to fuck with the computer, I can actually start fixing this shit."
Jack: "Why fix it, it's funnier if he can't use it."
Brian: "Well maybe I want to use it."
Jack: "Dude, you said you didn't care about it."
Brian: "Well... okay you got me there."
Jack: "You said it sucked and that you weren't gonna use it."
Brian: "That was before I... okay well whatever, I changed my mind. I finally managed to get some antivirus to start up, and not the fake shit Austin downloaded."
Jack: "Fake antivirus?"
Brian: "Yeah Austin tried to pirate antivirus, but failed miserably."
Jack: "Isn't that against the law?"
Brian: "Yeah, so? Everyone pirates."
Jack: "I don't pirate anything."
Brian: "So you're saying you actually buy music and stuff?"
Jack: "Yeah. Songs aren't that expensive."
Brian: "They aren't expensive at all when you can get them for free!"
Jack: "Well I don't know how to pirate stuff anyways."
Brian: "Even Austin knows how to! Well... sorta..." (turns to computer) "Well he pirated viruses at least..."
Jack: "And that's another thing, I don't want viruses."
Brian: "Well if you do it right, you don't wind up with... holy shit."
Jack: "What's wrong?"
Brian: "He got over 40,000 viruses on this thing."
Jack: "That's bad, right?"
Brian: "10 viruses is bad, 100 viruses is horrible... but 43,210... I've never seen someone manage to do that before."
Jack: "Well can you get rid of all of them?"
Brian: "I did, but the system files are fucked over until I put the OS disc in the computer."
Jack: "Okay, where's that?"
Brian: "One of these boxes."
Brian and Jack turn to the boxes on the roof.
Jack: "You should really put those away."
Brian: "Yeah yeah, I know. It's either in those boxes, or the boxes inside."
Jack: "But then we'd have to deal with Austin."
Brian: "Then look up here first, maybe you'll get lucky. You found that rocket launcher earlier."
Jack: "That thing doesn't even work!"
Brian: "Just look, I need a break."
Brian walks down the ramp during fade to black.