Stupid Luck and Happenstance, Thread II

It seems to me that Rauchbier is keying on Kiki’s emotional state and when Kiki feels stressed or anxious Rauchbier is there for her.
 

Dan

Kicked
For the whippet: Living animals must not be given to somebody who does not want them nor has the ability to take good care of them. Sadly this rule is not accepted by too many people.

I like the name though.
Kiki will end up loving Rauchbier despite where he came from and despite the motivation for being given to her.

FSR X Heliborne Detatchment - The Royal Whippets. You watch. x'D
 
Part 97, Chapter 1544
Chapter One Thousand Five Hundred Forty-Four


26th February 1963

In transit, Rural Brandenburg

The helicopter was headed south. This time they didn’t had not been dispatched to clean up after a car wreck and Kiki was thankful for that. Instead they were headed for a range of wooded hills in the southern part of Brandenburg where a sightseer had not made it back to her hostel the night before. The police were asking for all the help they could get and that included them. Spending a day tromping through the snow only to find that the person they were looking for was shacked up with a local who they had met at the village tavern was actually a welcome change from the carnage they normally encountered. At least walking through the countryside was peaceful. The conversation that Kiki had ended up having with Sigi kept running through her mind as she watched the ground race by.

“How thrilled are you about who you were a few years ago?”

That was what Sigi had said after she had told Kiki about how she had actually met Helene a few times when she had been working as an aide for Kat von Mischner six or seven years earlier. Apparently Sigi’s appearance had changed to such an extent between the ages of eighteen and twenty-six to make her nearly unrecognizable. Sigi felt that it was a good thing that she had been forgotten in this case and she did make a comment about everyone involved was actively trying to forget how her introduction to Kat had gone. That had prompted Kiki to ask what had happened and Sigi had steadfastly refused to say anything more on the subject.

There was also the thing that had prompted Helene to visit in the first place. Kiki was under no illusions about how her family was seen and that they were not universally loved. Kiki’s father had even told her that there was a substantial number of people within the Monarchist faction of the Reichstag who would cheerfully replace him with one of his cousins who were seen as more traditionally minded. The rest of the family could just go away, they were never specific as to where. Kiki’s father had always warned her that the extremes of political spectrum were the most dangerous for her. One side would see her as an obstacle to be dealt with and the other as vermin in need of extermination, the result however would be exactly the same. The newspaper column just illustrated that reality. For Kiki though, they questioned not only her presence in the FSR but suggested that her entire career was inappropriate and suggested that she would be better sequestered in the palace until a suitable marriage could be arranged. There was a fair amount of self-righteous bible thumping thrown in on top of the misogyny as well. Berg had once sarcastically told Kiki how extraordinary she thought it was that God always seemed to tell men like that exactly what they wanted to hear.

The helicopter touched down outside Grünewald and the team spilled out, it was noticeably colder than it was in Rangsdorf.

“We signed up for this” Kiki said in response to the team’s grumbling as she looked at the map which showed the route that the sightseer had she was going to take. The had all the makings of a cold and boring day. While she could live without the cold, boring was good because it meant that nothing was happening.

That was how they passed their afternoon, walking across fields and over hills along the border of Saxony as the sun descended towards the western horizon. Looking at the map again, Kiki reckoned that they were a few kilometers east of Ortrand. If they didn’t find the sightseer soon, they would probably need to head for the town to sneak in a hot meal before they radioed for their ride home. That was when Kiki noticed that she felt like she was being watched. It was the same feeling that she’d had right before she had emptied the magazine of her pistol into the night. She was leading a team this time and there would be consequences if she allowed herself to give in to paranoia. Kiki stopped and looked around carefully, making sure that it wasn’t just her overactive imagination and traumatic stress. Looking at the dried brush left over from the previous summer, Kiki saw that it looked like someone had pushed through recently just they had gone to great lengths to hide their footprints. That suggested that if this was real then there was a good chance that whoever this was, they didn’t want to be seen.

Kiki caught Ingo’s eye and signaled for the rest of the team to stop. “What is it?” Ingo whispered as he got close.

“There is someone close” Kiki said, “Who is trying not to be seen, look for yourself.”

Kiki pointed out what she saw, and Ingo unslung his rifle from his shoulder. The rest of the team realized what was going on when they saw him doing that, moved into position and went to ground. No sooner than they had when Kiki heard the sound of a rifle bullet pass through the space that Mitsi had just vacated.

Kiki drew her pistol from her belt, seriously wishing that she had brought a rifle along today. Then again, she hadn’t planned on getting ambushed in what was practically her back yard and hadn’t wanted to haul around the extra weight, Kiki thought to herself as she heard more bullets passing overhead. Without being told to, Anton was calling for reinforcements.

“Make every bullet count!” Kiki called out. She knew that the ammunition that the team had was very limited.

“Headquarters wants to know what the hell is going on!” Anton yelled at her.

“We’re under attack, that’s what!” Kiki yelled back, when the truth was that she didn’t have the first clue as to what was going on.
 

Dan

Kicked
"It's 20:59 here on Radio Berlin, so here is Gitta Bauer with the news"

Bauer: "Headlines at 9 o'clock.
In International News, Greek authorities have called off the search for survivors from the sunken ship SS Aegli. Only one survivor has been found from the ships crew of 22. The Greek minister of shipping made the announcement and asked for the families of the crew to be given time to grieve in private.

In other international news, it has been announced that the former Prime Minister of Ethiopia, Makonnen Endelkachew has died at the age of 73. Endekkachew retired several years ago and is best remembered for his work to bring peace to the warring faction on the eastern coast of Africa.
...

And finally, in domestic news, state and military police are continuing to investigate a shooting incident near a Luftwaffe base in Brandenburg. The base was recently visited by both Kronprinz Frederich and Minister of Education Von Richthofen. Police sources have dismissed suggestions that the incident may have been an attack on a member of the Royal family, stating that the visit of the Kronprinz had taken place a number of days previously.
There are no reports of injuries amongst the FSR rescue team in the area at the time.

That's the news at 9 o'clock on Thursday 28th February 1963, now over to Joachim Grentzler for the sports results..."
 
If this is the same guys going after Kiki, then its like a really well played and bold trap to make.

I mean, the "hiker" has to disappear, thne you have to make sure the police can't find him, then you have to make sure that Kiki is explicitly called in. Then you have to kill her/kidnape her

That is not Luke or happenstance, that is just chessmater levels of Genius there for a villain.
 
"It's 20:59 here on Radio Berlin, so here is Gitta Bauer with the news"

Bauer: "Headlines at 9 o'clock.
In International News, Greek authorities have called off the search for survivors from the sunken ship SS Aegli. Only one survivor has been found from the ships crew of 22. The Greek minister of shipping made the announcement and asked for the families of the crew to be given time to grieve in private.

In other international news, it has been announced that the former Prime Minister of Ethiopia, Makonnen Endelkachew has died at the age of 73. Endekkachew retired several years ago and is best remembered for his work to bring peace to the warring faction on the eastern coast of Africa.
...

And finally, in domestic news, state and military police are continuing to investigate a shooting incident near a Luftwaffe base in Brandenburg. The base was recently visited by both Kronprinz Frederich and Minister of Education Von Richthofen. Police sources have dismissed suggestions that the incident may have been an attack on a member of the Royal family, stating that the visit of the Kronprinz had taken place a number of days previously.
There are no reports of injuries amongst the FSR rescue team in the area at the time.

That's the news at 9 o'clock on Thursday 28th February 1963, now over to Joachim Grentzler for the sports results..."

"Thanks Gitta, now back to the music hour here with a special request from Berlin's favorite Tigress featuring the newest of that Berlin sound you know and love:

 
If there are going after Kiki then they have amazing intell and are utterly incompetent at the same time. Why go to the lengths of luring out a target to a specific location and then shoot at the wrong person?
 
If there are going after Kiki then they have amazing intell and are utterly incompetent at the same time. Why go to the lengths of luring out a target to a specific location and then shoot at the wrong person?

The troops are in cold weather clothing with all of their gear. If it's cold enough they may have balaclavas. The ambushers are doing good to distinguish male from female let alone a specific individual.
 
If this is the same guys going after Kiki, then its like a really well played and bold trap to make.

I mean, the "hiker" has to disappear, thne you have to make sure the police can't find him, then you have to make sure that Kiki is explicitly called in. Then you have to kill her/kidnape her

That is not Luke or happenstance, that is just chessmater levels of Genius there for a villain.

It's not that much of a long shot. The hiker is most likely one of the attackers, that takes care of the "missing hiker" part. Since there are most likely only a few (maybe even only one or two) teams on standby in case anyone needs help at any given day the attackers would only need to know the team schedule. Either someone on the inside or (more likely) a bit of humint takes care of that part. And if by chance the wrong team appears the attackers can just call it a day and maybe try again a couple of weeks later.

Edit: The really idiotic part is attacking what is basically an army unit on home soil. This takes domestic terrorism to a whole new level, even after the train station bombing. Not only is it highly risky for amateurs (I got the feeling that many of the guys and gals in this terrorist organization haven't got much training, if any at all) to attack any semi-competent military unit but since this is right in the middle of Germany the response time for the police / military should be rather short.
 
If this was the United States and in the Appalachians I would say that Kiki & Co. stumbled in to some Moonshiners still and are being mistaken for "Revenuers", but more likely this is a trap that was set up by a smart person who has little or no military experience.
Since the unit is doing domestic operations the wrong conclusion could be that the team would be unarmed and easy to take down, another point is that this is not so much an attack against Princess Kristina herself but the unit itself as a symbolic target and that is some kind of luck and something else that Kiki was on the mission herself.
 
If this was the United States and in the Appalachians I would say that Kiki & Co. stumbled in to some Moonshiners still and are being mistaken for "Revenuers", but more likely this is a trap that was set up by a smart person who has little or no military experience.

Needs Raylan Givins for some accuracy....
 
a bit late I meant to post this some time ago, but with the wippet as a unit mascot I had this slightly off the wall idea how in much later years the FSR X Heliborne Detachment adopts the song 'Whip It' By Devo as their song of choice payed as their helicopters wing it into any emergency situation.
 
I believe that Germany still has wolves and boars in the wild so they would be armed, but possibly only one or two magazines each.

I'd imagine the rifles would be less "Standard Assault Rifle" more "old but re chambered and maintained Gewhr 98 Karbine." Mainly because the alternative would be a survival rifle and that would be a bit stupid.
 
So they've called for reinfotrcements. Doesn't the base have attack helicopters? Auntie Sigi to the rescue maybe. And assuming Sigi is short for Sieglinde I can think of some appropriate music.
 
So they've called for reinfotrcements. Doesn't the base have attack helicopters? Auntie Sigi to the rescue maybe. And assuming Sigi is short for Sieglinde I can think of some appropriate music.

It is and you’re absolutely correct! Great visual image

Edit: Mental image.
 
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