Ride Along With The Boys~ AJ Styles Imagine

Originally posted by cmjesus

Requested by anon

A/N : I wrote word for word when I watched the Ride along episode with these boys. I’m sorry if something is incorrect. Enjoy !

You were going to the next city with the boys, Luke said he would drive. Rolling your suitcase into the parking lot to where AJ, Karl and Luke were waiting for you.

“ Took you long enough” AJ smirked as he noticed you walking over. Sticking out your tongue at him, he shook his head chuckling. Karl had taken your bags putting them into the trunk along with the rest.

The funny thing was he couldn’t find the button to close the trunk. 

“ It’s right there” AJ pointed out. You snickers behind Karl, he could be slow sometimes. “ Oh”

“ Wow Anderson.. just wow” He just stuck his middle finger up at you, you laughed. 

“ Freaking Hillbillies” AJ said before he got into the car. Luke was driving, AJ in the passenger seat while you sat next to Karl. 

As you gotten on the road, looking out the window, “ who would of thought a year ago we would be jumping on John Cena in the WWE” Luke says. 

“ Who would of thought that we would be in the WWE a year ago” 

“ Before we went out tonight I looked at Gallows and I was like this is the same thing as Gas Tony Armory man" Karl says.

Gallows laughs while driving, AJ chuckles while you snicker sitting behind AJ. 

“ Yeah, your right man, hell yeah” Anderson laughs.  

“ Now we have the opportunity to take advantage of the opportunities that are in front of us. I senseriouly believe that hard work will pay off and rises to the top” AJ says.

“ Sure will. I mean look at you guys, your the club. Together you’ll rise to the top, everyone loves you”  you said. Karl looked over at you, smiling.

“ Thanks Y/N” 

“ We know you have our backs, no matter what darlin” AJ turns back to glance at you as he smiles. You blew him a kiss, he sent you a wink.

Karl groaned, “ You two need to stop before I throw up in my mouth”

“ Shut up Anderson” You slapped him in the shoulder. “ Relax women..” AJ and Luke laugh, “ You two are like siblings that never stop fighting” 

“ I rather jump of the bridge then be related to him” Karl sent you a glare. You put your hands up, laughing, “ I was joking, sheesh Karl” 

Karl just rolls his eyes. 

“ AJ?” Anderson calls out to him.

“ Yo?” AJ calls back. 

“ What was Wrestlemania like?” Anderson asks. 

“ I assumed that I never… get that opportunity “ AJ looks back at Anderson. “ Yeah” Anderson says. “ Yeah” AJ reply.

“ You were there too Y/N, right?” Luke asks. “ Yeah, I was” 

“ What was it like for you?” Karl turns to ask you. “ It was one of the greatest moments of my life and having AJ there watching in the back, it was nerve wrecking. Thousand of people were out there, I was nervous but once I stepped into that ring, I was ready “ 

“ How about you babe?” You shifted in your seat to move up to look over at AJ. He glanced at you and Karl as he continued to tell about his Wrestlemania experience. 

“ It sucked but I was going to live with it and learn to live with it.” “ Having the opportunity to go to Wrestlemania in front of that many people over a hundred thousand. It was amazing.” “ Despite you know, a lot of people, “oh you didn’t win, and I did win” AJ says.

“ Career Wise” 

“ I was at Wrestlemania” AJ says. “ Yeah” “ Absolutely” 

“ I was at Wrestlemania” AJ repeats. “ The sweetest Wrestlemania’s “ Karl adds in. 

“ I agree, it was one of the greatest” You glanced at Karl, agreeing with him.

“ “ I had a match and dude I’m glad that Chris Jericho was there” “ And you did great sweetheart” Placing your hand on AJ’s shoulder rubbing it a bit, “ Thank you darlin” He sent you a smile.

“ Yeah” 

“ Do you guys remember Chris Jericho’s debut?” You asked them. 

“  I do” AJ says. 

“ For WCW?” “ And the countdown clock and all that build up to the melneium” “ And then that entrance, promo, I still remember what he was wearing and it matched the silvery sparkly shirt” 

“ And that hair, he had a small pony tail on top of his head. The Rock was in the ring” You added. 

“ That dude is a legend”

“ He is one of the greatest wrestlers that still wrestle today. Chris is an amazing dude, he gave me one of his books to read when I came into the WWE” 

“ Really?” You nodded. “ Yeah, he told me a few things here and there before you guys came in” 

“ That’s awesome” Luke says. 

“ We’ve been seeing some things that I never thought I see”

“ We see a lot of things that no one else has seen in Japan” “ It’s very true”
“ I am trying to find a laundry mat in Japan which is like four washers and four dryers on the side of a building in the middle of a sidewalk” Anderson said. “ Yeah” AJ agrees, nodding his head. 

“ And there is where a bunch of where people live that so happens to be a laundry mat” Aj says. “ A tiny one “ he adds.

“ AJ, I forgot to tell you when I went out first with Gallows in Japan” Anderson says. “ Great brother, everyone loves Gallows. Right? Funny, charismatic,  he’s nice , sweet”

“ Give a little more” Luke says. “ Amazing dude, fun to be around, teddy bear at heart” You add tapping Luke’s shoulder. Luke chuckled, “ I am no teddy bear” 

“ You so are Gallows” AJ and Karl snicker as Luke shoots a glare over at AJ who hides his smile. 

“ Then I get pulled aside after two weeks of his first tour” Gallows laughs. “ Gallows heat big stinky” The four of you laugh. 

“ Awe, shit. please tell him and I was like awe man, alright man”” So your sitting there eating and I go bro, you got stinky heat and the boys says you stink. Face turns purple” Luke laughs. You throw your head back laughing, holding your stomach with Karl leaning on your shoulder laughing as well as he continues. “ And he goes, fuck them”

The four of you laugh once again. The camera zooms in on us, Luke shows off his muscles while driving, “ Gallow pay attention before you get us killed” 

Then the camera goes on your side as you stick out your tongue out the window, “ Real mature Y/N” Karl mutters. You flip him off still sticking your tongue at the camera. 

“ Gallows, is your son going nuts with this WWE run right now?” Anderson asks. 

“ Oh he loves it, he is at that age when he crazy loves when I was eight like him starting to watch”

“ Does he have the big ring?” You ask “ He’s got..” Luke thinks for a moment.

“ The big ring” AJ shows with his hands how big the ring is. “ Yep” Luke says as he looks over at AJ for a moment.

 “ Our son, has one too dude.” AJ says. “ He does, he loves it” You add. 
“ We got like 12 rings” Luke says. “ Damn” You muttered. AJ chuckles. 

“  You know.. I …watched wrestling when I could but not watch very much of it”  Aj says. “ Same with me, I would watch with my brother though” You add

 “ But I had Heaman” AJ says.

“ Heaman or Heaman?” Anderson asks. Heaman?” You asked looking at Karl. 

 “ Heaman” Aj says. “ He had a shield brother” “ Heaman” “ You know, Heaman not more than one” “ Heaman brother” “ Not Heaman” “ Heaman is cohorts” “ Multiple Heamans.”

“ What the fuck you talking about?” You ask, Anderson laughs putting his forehead your shoulder. 

AJ says with a show of his hand, “ Heaman.” You shake your head as you stare out the window.  “ That man of plural Heaman” “ Right” “ I know he is getting it wrong” “ Alright good”

“ I would take knives, and we had an old crate, milk crate and take the knifes” AJ motions with his hands the knifes. “ In four corners and take rubber bands” “ Oh! That’s awesome” “ That would be my ring”

“ I wish I would of done that, that sounds awesome” 

“ Well your a girl so..” Karl says. You glared over at him, “ Is that suppose to mean anything? Just because I am girl, I can’t have my own ring?” 

Karl was silent, he didn’t want to anger you. “ Better not anger my women, although I love the angry sex” AJ says. You hit him upside his head, his cap falling off of his head. “ What was that for?!” AJ glances back at you with a pout. 

“ You know why” You rolled your eyes as AJ turns back. 

“ Please tell the one about jumping on the Rock’s car” You look over to Luke as he starts the story, smiling, moving forward to hear more. ” By the time, I was a teenager, my fandom had taken my life. In Pittsburg we all to eat glue and we were waiting on people to come out and the Rock came pulling up the ramp in a big Lincoln. He had like one of those Hawaiian rock shirts and looked cool as hell.  And I was like right at the front , the rock got stopped. There were two other car loads wrestlers in front of him.” 

“ He couldn’t take it “ Anderson says. “ I couldn’t take it” Luke says. “ Just my best running leap, man” You laugh with AJ, shaking your head. These boys and their stories. 

. “ And I swear to you I landed on the hood,  god is my witness. The rock , him as cool as the rock is, just sitting there in the car and he goes” Luke does the raise eyebrow. You laugh as he impersonated The Rock’s eyebrow. “ Flashing his eyebrow and about that timeI just felt like this incredible force of four hundred pound security guard. He goes his hand in the back of my belt and he just  flung my ass. I just take a head butter on the ground and roll and take off, sprinting man and trying to find my buddies . They were coming for me.” The four of you laugh.

“ Oh that’s awesome” AJ says. “ Love the story Luke” You say leaning back adjusting your shirt as it was showing some skin, Anderson had glanced at it. You felt his eyes, pulling the shirt more down.

“ We can entertain each other, Karl and I doing impersonations of people for eight or nine hours “ Luke says. 

“ I can listen to you guys for at least four” AJ says. 

“ Five” You say. Karl rolls his eyes as he hears your answer.

“ If you can’t take form to the side of your head then get out of this business” “ Get out of this business” Gallows repeats.

“ You freaking idiot” Anderson says. 

“ Aye, you guys mind?” AJ says, Anderson laughs. Luke starts doing impersonation of Stone Cold, AJ joins in with the, “ What?” 

“ What?” Karl does it too. “ What?” You joined in. The four of you say in your own Stone Cold Steve Austin impersonations, “ What?”

Then it changed to Howard Finkle, “ 

“ The Phenomenal  AJ Styles!” Gallows does impersonation. AJ smiles while Anderson chuckles in the back. 

You tried, “ Phenomenal, AJ STYLES!!” you added the hoarse voice he does it with.

“ That was close Y/N” Luke says. “ Thanks” 

“ He got a hoarse voice, I can’t hit the place like I used to” Next was the Sour boys. You made a sour face like you ate something sour before you started to talk, “ Juice box or something refreshing. What I just ate was very sour”

“ The drink I had was very sour. I need milk or something” 

“ Yeah” AJ nods. 

“ Or my face is going to be stuck like sour for the rest of  the ride and I won’t feel my mouth because I won’t eat any fucking..” You break out of character and laugh along with AJ.  “ Screw you guys, I am going home” Luke mumbles.

“ Woke up the other day, my daughter sleeps with us. One year old. With her foot almost in my mouth. I woke up and it was here” He points to his mouth near nose, AJ says. 

“Princess likes to cuddle with daddy and mommy” 

“ “ That’s awesome “ Luke says. 

“ I am a cybor man, i like to snuggle to the Y/N and I can’t do it. “ You chuckle.

“ Yes you can, princess loves to cuddle with daddy” 

“ I want to cuddle with you darlin” “ Awe” You stood up a little bit reaching around to kiss his cheek, he smiles taking your hand kissing your fingertips.

“ well you better be careful Uncle Allen” You smile thinking if you had another girl.

“ Going to have a fifth baby"

“ Oh no, Oh no brother” AJ shakes his head. “ We fixed that “ Aj says.

 Luke laughs. “ you never know though” “ Yeah, what if I want another one?” AJ turns to glance at you , “ Don’t worry AJ, we have our hands full for now” 

“ Good” He turns back in his seat. “ We don’t-”

“ 10 miles” The GPS comes over cutting off whatever was about to be said, making you jump with Karl laughing. AJ flinging his arms as Luke grips the wheel as he jumps in his seat.

“ Jeezes!”  “ Scare the fuck out of me” 

“ Fuck” “ Holy shit balls”

“ Where almost there, yay!” You clap your hands. “ Who gave what to Y/N now?”

“ What is that suppose to mean?” “ You have energy like there is no tomorrow”

“ I am just happy” “ happy?” “ To be out of this car soon, you goofs are too much “

“ Hey!” They all yell together. 

“ Car wacks out” Luke put his hands up in joking manner.

 Anderson says “Better put them up” 

“ Exit right..” GPS says.

“ Exit right” Luke impersonates the gps.

“ That voice is getting on my nerves”

“ Agreed, annoying as hell” You muttered. 

“ The other morning, we were going to take an hour nap then I was going to go to the mall and then to the gym. Well he turns on the show ( I didn’t know how to spell it) “  “ When the last time you watched that?”” Well then like he’s still watching it and I am kinda falling asleep. My alarm goes off so I could go to the mall. i wake up and matt lock is on” Anderson laughs. 

“ I don’t watch the matt lock, so I’m watching it but then do I wake him up to go to the mall or not? And he was sleeping with his arm behind his head and just snoring his ass off. And I didn’t wake him up.But he looks so funny. He had the cover half, like a posed picture but sleeping through matt lock the backs of 100 volume.”  Luke says.

“ Wow, tough sleeper you are Anderson” He laughs shrugging.

I bet I look freaking sexy like that” Anderson says.

“ Oh I’m sure the ladies would love to see that. Sleeping Anderson Teddy Bear” You joked, Anderson stuck out his tongue at you.

“ That is my thing” “ Deal with it”   

“ Under one mile” AJ says. “ well with this speed might get there by six a.m. I know your driving the buses but let’s get it going” There were buses in front of us , slowly driving.

 “ He got me blocked in” Luke says. 

“ Go around him” “ Not that hard”

“ Shake and Bake! If he ain’t first your not last” “ First your last” 

“ they are going to hate me”” They probably already do”

“ We made it boys “

“ And girl” You add  “ Yeah” “ Beautiful “” Finally! “ On ride as usual”

Luke parks the car, you jumped out stretching your legs. “ Freedom!” You yell while AJ laughs, shaking his head wrapping an arm around you.

“ Remind me why were married again?” You flicked his nose, “ Because you love me “

Tomb Raider the Angel of Darkness Cutscene List

We continue bringing AOD awesomeness to you. Richard Morton gave us this document for cutscenes from the game. This is a developers version so some of the stuff was removed from the final release.



FMV’s                         4  [1 + 3 edited versions of FULL FLASHBACK]

CUTSCENES             7






POINT 1.1: (APPROX TIMING =  DONE except for the Shaman dialogue.)


Start with a fade from black to a Jackal’s head blurring into focus. Camera rotates to show head is lying on the floor and it it’s the top of a walking stick.   Fade into a dark hallway as we follow a figure moving through an apartment (Von Croy’s.) The place is in disarray, messy symbols daubed over walls and floors. Something violent has happened here. The figure, Lara, picks up a smashed photo frame. It’s herself and Von Croy. She goes over to the wall and looks at herself in the a mirror.

Screen flickers into rapid intercuts showing Lara’s last scenes from the Egyptian tombs being abandoned by Von Croy and falling into the darkness. More intercut images of desert figures, Lara meeting the SHAMAN, talking to her and being given the amulet. Ends with Lara and Shaman stood on a cliff top.

Cut to: Von Croy being thrown about the apartment, violence half seen in the shadows. Von Croy lying mangled and Lara staring at blood on her hands.



FMV – OPENING CUTSCENE  #2- continue with Lara on the run pursued by police, chased by police dogs into a building, losing her backpack to a savage dog, leaping through a window and ending up in the courtyard for the start of the game.

POINT 1.6:

IG-ANIM – policeman checks on the door to the courtyard, then leaves.

Cop: open door, walk, search

IG-ANIM – policeman returns. Leaves the door open this time.

Cop open door, walk search

POINT 1.16: (APPROX TIMING = 25secs )

IG-ANIM Lara nears the apartments building. Spotlight from helicopter – Alerts Police to Lara’s whereabouts. Guards run up steps. Lara runs and kicks door open. She enters building, door closes behind her.

Lara:  Run, kick door, walk.

Cops: Run

POINT 1.19:

IG-ANIM – the helicopter attacks Lara on the rooftops.

Lara:  Run, lookaround.

POINT 1.22: (APPROX TIMING = 40secs)

CUTSCENE – A desperate leap across a gap grabbing at guttering on other side. It begins to give way. Lara hangs onto a collapsing drainpipe which falls into alley below. She crashes noisily into trash bins and bags. Lara recovers and checks the fax page with an address on it -  Mme Carvier’s address. CUT TO - Lara entering a much more salubrious quarter of Paris. She turns up outside Carvier’s apartment. Gets let in. CUT TO - Lara arriving at the front door of the apartment. Carvier opens the door and lets her in. Initial part of conversation between Lara and Carvier takes place.


IG CONV – in game conversation with CARVIER. Possible two path split: Lara is given Von Croy’s notebook or has to steal it.

POINT 1.27:

IG-ANIM – Lara has the notebook, she jumps out of the open window and runs down the alley, Lara comes across abandoned railway she looks down on it. Fade to black.

Lara: Climb out of window, Run, Walk, Climb block, get up from duck


POINT 2.1:

IG-ANIM – FADE UP -  next morning. It’s daylight but overcast and threatening still. Inside the derelict carriage Lara wakes up and reads Von Croy’s notebook. All kinds of details in here – to be finalised – but Louis Bouchard and symbols are definitely on the menu. Also the name Eckhardt, symbols, alphabets, Prague, The Sleeper-Cubiculum Nephili, buying a gun from Bouchard and Mathias Vasiley. Lara can also add notes of her own.

Lara: Take object out of backpack, getup, lookaround

POINT 2.4:

CONV – talk to TRAMP (Rigsby) in railway siding. Tramp tells Lara about the café.

POINT 2.6:

CONV – talk to DEALER. Dealer tells Lara that Bouchard runs a club Le Serpent Rouge.

POINT 2.6a:

IG_ANIM – Kurtis walks out of an alleyway, climbs onto a huge Harley and roars off. If Lara glances up the alley she will see a body groaning in the darkness. Lara walks on. [Kurtis is making the rounds asking questions].



Dealer: Dead anim

POINT 2.7:

IG-CONV – talk to JANICE (Lili Savage) on the streets. She can put Lara onto the café owner Pierre or onto the old Geezer ex-janitor, both of whom know how Lara can find Bouchard’s new hideout. Janice mentions Carvier’s murder.

POINT 2.8:

CONV – PAWNBROKER Daniel Rennes #1. If Lara enters with nothing to sell. She checks out the pawnbroker’s willingness to deal discretely.

POINT 2.9:

IG-CONV – PAWNBROKER #2. Lara returns with a single item to pawn.

POINT 2.10:

IG-CONV - PAWNBROKER #3. Optional - Lara returns with another single item to pawn.

POINT 2.11:

IG-CONV - PAWNBROKER #4. Lara returns with several items to pawn. At the end of this exchange she may produce the BOX.

POINT 2.12:

IG-CONV - PAWNBROKER #5. Lara whips out her BOX.  She is told it is too hot to pawn. [In the last visit of all, after Lara has been to Bouchard, she finds the pawnbroker dead but this will all be ingame.]

POINT 2.14:

CONV – NEWS KIOSK. Lara can ask the vendor questions. Buys a newspaper with Prof Carvier’s death reported.

POINT 2.15:


POINT 2-17:

CONV – first conversations with CAFÉ OWNER #1 Pierre before having met Janice. She gets the brush off. If Lara returns to the café later, still without having met the girl with the heart of gold, Pierre’s response will be very abrupt/rude.

POINT 2-17a:

IG-ANIM – try to talk to KURTIS in café. Brief one liner responses.

Kurtis Anim


POINT 2.18:

IG-CONV – meet EX JANITOR. Get sob story about the stash at the old club, Le Serpent Rouge, being his. Lara might agree to retrieve it for him – or just keep it for herself.

POINT 2.17b:

IG-CONV – main visit to CAFÉ OWNER #2 after meeting Janice. Lara asks about Bouchard. Lara agrees to go retrieve his stash at the old club Le Serpent Rouge in exchange for information.


POINT 2.27:

IG-ANIM - at the club, as Lara is hanging from the lighting rigging her hand slips and her gun, the Desert Eagle she picked up in the club, falls to the floor far below.

Lara: Slip and drop gun, climb up anim.


POINT 2.27a:

IG-ANIM - very brief cutscene at the old club, Le Serpent Rouge where Lara recovers the Box, opens it and a golden glow lights up her face. This can also happen to three other characters in different situations:

Lara: Open Box

POINT 2.29a:

IG-ANIM - if the café owner gets the Box he opens it in the café and a golden glow lights up his face.

Café owner: Open Box

POINT 2.33a:

IG-ANIM - if the Janitor gets the Box he opens it in the park and a golden glow lights up his face.

Janitor: Open Box

POINT 2.52a:

IG-ANIM - if the Doorman gets the Box at the side of the church he opens it and a golden glow lights up his face.

Doorman: Open Box

POINT 2.20:

AUDIO-PROMPT – Le Serpent Rouge, On trying to open the trapdoor in the garage access to the Club - “I don’t think I’m strong enough.”

POINT 2.20a:

IG-ANIM – in Le Serpent Rouge club. Upstairs from Lara police are legging it towards the cellar door. Just sees shapes moving towards the door.

Cops: Run


POINT 2.29:

CONV - Lara returns to the CAFÉ OWNER #3 with the Box. She hears that a stranger (Kurtis) was asking questions. Conversation can go two ways; a) she hands over the Box and gets the Francine contact to Bouchard’s club. The address goes into the notebook. Lara exits to find Francine.

POINT 2.29a:

…or b) she keeps the Box and pisses the café owner off. [ NB if Lara keeps the Box the Pawnbroker won’t handle it and it can be used as part of the bribe for the doorman at Bouchard’s hideout.]

POINT 2.34: - 2.35:

CONV - Lara goes into the CHURCH/GYM. She bets the GYM TRAINER his gold watch she can take out one of the heavies in the ring. [NB This could happen before or after Lara finishes dealing with the café owner.]


Replaced -POINT 2.36: (APPROX TIMING = 15/20 secs)

IG-ANIM THE GYM - If Lara WINS the fight she saunters over to the trainer and holds out her hand. There is a pregnant pause as everyone waits to see if the trainer will stick to the bet. With a snarl he hands over his gold watch. Lara leaves without a word. They all watch her in silence. [The fight is IN GAME.].]

Lara: walk, Take money

Replaced - POINT 2.37: (APPROX TIMING = 20secs)

IG-ANIM THE GYM - Lara LOSES the fight and ends up on the canvas. She ducks out of the sparing ring and leaves the building by the church’s front door. They all watch her. No one makes a move.

Lara: Jump over ropes, walk.


Will now be using a scene where Lara bets on heads or tails with trainer. DIALOUGE NEEDED!!

Close up on hands when objects are being passed.

POINT 2.52:

CONV - BOUNCER BODYGUARD AT THE CHURCHYARD GATE – guard is never at the gate until Lara has a password or the box or money from some pawned items to bribe him with.

POINT 2.30:


Re-use animation we’ve used for Carviers apartment – textures may need changing


POINT 2.30b:

IG-ANIM - [possible] - flurries of birds throw Lara off balance as she negotiates the outside ledges of Francine’s building. It’s an oldish building with crumbly bits and slippery mould patches and stuff.

Lara: Balance

Birds: Takeoff, fly

POINT 2.31a:

IG-ANIM - [In game Lara has climbed over the spiky topped walls of the graveyard.]  Doberman pinschers come bulleting out of the darkness from between gravestones. [Lara deals with ‘em in game.]

Dobermans: Run

POINT 2.32: Changed to in game 

POINT 2.38a: Changed to in game 

POINT 2.39: Change Dialogue

IG-ANIM - AT BOUCHARD’S #1 [Triggered after Lara has been scouting around a bit in the  lower part of the church, cramped catacomb type rooms and tunnels masked by darkness. In a small side room set up as a sick room.] Lara steps into the room and moves closer to a figure on the bed to have a closer look. The figure has weird stuff erupting all over his body. He stirs. Mr Melty opens and eye, sees her and starts to scream like the sloth guy in Usual Suspects. One of the sparing heavies from the boxing ring turns up to investigate why Mr Melty is screaming. [Lara and he slug it out in game.]

Lara: walk,

Melted guy: in bed anim


POINT 2.41: Change or ditch need to check with Murti

IG-ANIM - BOUCHARD #2. If Lara WINS the in game tussle with the heavy a second heavy, the doorman, suave and armed, turns up. He covers Lara with his handpiece, sneers dismissively at the boxer and ushers Lara along a corridor at gunpoint and into Bouchard’s inner sanctum. It is a small office space not much more than a bolt hole with boxes stacked up against the walls. Bouchard is sat behind a desk. SEE DIALOGUE.

Doorman:, walk, pullgun,  

Lara: Walk

POINT 2.41a:

IG-ANIM - BOUCHARD #3. If Lara LOSES the in game tussle with the heavy the armed doorman turns up. He drags her to her feet and ushers her into Bouchard’s inner sanctum at gunpoint. Bouchard is revealed sat behind a desk. SEE DIALOGUE FIRST PART OF TOM-BOUCHARD.

Lara: Walk

Doorman:Walk, Point gun

POINT 2.43:

IG-CONV – BOUCHARD #4. Bouchard and Lara have an exchange that can end with Lara being SUCCESSFUL if she takes a friendly approach.

POINT 2.43a:

IG-ANIM - BOUCHARD #4a. Bouchard has his men guide Lara out of his office and to the door. CUT TO - Lara walking out of the church back entrance and out of the side gate where the doorman had originally been standing guard. The door slams behind her. She heads off to the Pawnbroker’s.


POINT 2.42:

IG-CONV – BOUCHARD #5. Bouchard and Lara have an exchange that can end with Lara being UNSUCCESSFUL if she takes an unfriendly approach. Bouchard surprises us all by…

Responding to Lara being unfriendly Bouchard whips out his handcannon and shoots her point blank… stone dead. Bouchard looks down at the body, “Welcome to Paris.” Turns to the henchmen. “Clear this place up.”

Lara, Stance Death

Bouchard : Shoot

POINT 2.44:

IG-ANIM – PAWNBROKERS #A. Eckhardt leaves before Lara arrives. Close up on hands dropping passports.



POINT 2.45a:

IG-ANIM - PAWNBROKERS #B – OR – IN GAME USING THE ‘EXAMINE MODE’ watching Lara’s hands searching Rennes’ body and finding a code on a piece of folded paper or a notebook. [It’s for the wallsafe.]

Lara: Crouch, Rennes body, crouch, pickup

POINT 2.46:

IG-ANIM – Exterior, grim streets of Paris, cold wet dusk light. From across the street in a recessed doorway a figure stands in shadow watching the shop.  [It’s Kurtis.] CUT TO – view from behind the figure silhouetted against the distant Pawnbroker’s across the street. He suddenly steps out into the street and heads out of shot. CUT TO – a long shot of the figure moving towards the river Seine glimpsed between buildings in the distance.

Kurtis: Walk

POINT 2.47:

Make totally in game – Add extra room into Matts area.  Room with objects and a large bomb.

POINT 2.51: (APPROX TIMING =  45 secs)

CUTSCENE - [IN GAME Lara has run down the escape tunnel from Rennes’ followed by a billowing ball of flame. She wears her original denims and has the new backpack from the pawnbrokers.]

We see an exterior view overlooking the Seine with a barge passing by. From a pipe overlooking the river comes a belch of flame and, just ahead of the fireball – Lara!  She clears the end of the pipe and drops onto the barge.

CUT TO – our shady figure stood somewhere on the bank watching Lara’s explosive exit.

CUT TO - view from his POV of the scene and the barge.

CUT BACK TO - long shot of the shady figure as he steps back into shadow.


CUT TO - view of the barge passing downriver from the river bank. Something drops off the barge into the river.

CUT TO – view from inside a large overflow pipe looking out towards the river. The barge is moving out of shot. Lara climbs up into view in silhouette and stands up surveying her surroundings. She pauses then drops out of sight inside the pipe system.

POINT 2.51a: (APPROX TIMING =  60 secs)

CUTSCENE – CABAL MEETING. Player privileged view: five silhouetted shapes round a table presided over by the figure we saw leaving the pawnbroker’s [Eckhardt, but we don’t know that yet]. He addresses the group as the CABAL. They have three of the Obscura Paintings already and thanks to Von Croy they know the fourth one is here in Paris. He points to a large screen showing the fourth painting. He tells them the fifth has been tracked down to Prague. They can proceed with extracting what they need from The Sleeper, in Prague. He dispatches Gunderson, his action deputy, to go and collect the fourth Painting. Gunderson leaves.


POINT 3-8:

AUDIO-PROMPT - Beyond the overflow chamber lies a large room that has a reservoir in it, the reservoir fills the entire bottom half of the room, on entering this room Lara will say “I can smell oil, I’d better be careful”.

POINT 3.10:

AUDIO-PROMPT – LOUVRE STORM DRAINS. Inside the storm drains Lara gets to a pipes room where she has to choose which pipes to blow. The player gets a prompt in Lara’s voice.

POINT 4.15: (APPROX TIMING =  10 secs)

IG-ANIM– [inside the Louvre. If Lara gets cornered by security gates slamming shut and caught she will be taken to a holding room.] BLACK SCREEN - a door gets flung open and Lara comes flying into the room, all in silhouette. The door slams shut. Black screen.

Adjust (uneccesary)

POINT 4.21:

AUDIO-PROMPT – Inside the holding room. The player gets a voice prompt after 3 mins if the way to get out of the holding room isn’t clear.

POINT 4.22: Scrap


POINT 5.5a: Cut Cam

POINT 5.9: Cut cam


POINT 5.16:

IG-ANIM - Inside the final Obscura Paintings chamber. Massive, heavy architecture and ancient dust and crud everywhere. There are 12 duplicate paintings gripped in the skeleton claws of guardian ghoulies arranged around the room. A large archway hidden in shadow is carved with an ancient Latin inscription. Lara gets out a flare/torch and reads the inscription out translating it as she goes. “THROUGH THE SPIRIT OF THE KEEPER BEHOLD THE TRUTH.”

Lara:  reach into back pack, walk, look with flare

POINT 6.2: (APPROX TIMING =  20secs)

CUTSCENE – Exterior of Louvre roof. A silhouetted figure drops a gas canister into a vent. Inside the Louvre a guard collapses in one of the galleries and we see gas coming out of a vent. Cabal soldiers drop from the ceiling on ropes.

CUT TO: Gunderson, Cabal dude, is inside the Louvre surrounded by an Agency/Cabal hit squad in SAS style gas masks. He is watching a playback of Lara running around the Louvre on a laptop. He patches in to the Louvre security system and signals the heavies to move into the corridors. “You have your targets. Move out!” SEE DIALOGUE: TOM-GUNDERSON (one line)

POINT 6.9:

AUDIO-PROMPT – in the X-Ray room the player will get a voice prompt for Lara to discover the hidden symbol in the painting.

POINT 6.16: (APPROX TIMING =  25 secs)

CUTSCENE – (meeting between Lara and Kurtis in gallery corridors.) Lara is about to turn and run when an object whizzes past her ear and sticks in the wall – some kind of bladed weapon. We see a shadowed figure emerge from shadows behind Lara and an automatic gets jammed under her chin. Hands remove her guns. Then the Painting is taken from the backpack. Lara turns to see the guy from the café. Still keeping the gun on Lara the figure glides back into the shadows. No dialogue. The scene is interrupted by Gunderson and goons crashing into view and blasting away at them. Kurtis legs it followed by the Blade weapon ripping itself out of the wall and zipping after him. Lara bolts for it too, following Kurtis.

CUTSCENE – POINT 6.21: (APPROX TIMING =  2 min 5 secs)

On the far side of the galleries, still pursued by Gunderson’s gun toting heavies, Kurtis operates his MIND POWERS and a gate crashes open. He cuts the supports on a massive gong with the Blade. It rolls sideways and starts to block the exit . Lara rolls under it but the gong crushes one of the pursuing Cabal dudes. Lara runs after Kurtis who jumps to a lower level of the Louvre and escapes outside.

Lara skids round a corner and sees Kurtis out cold on the floor. She bends over to check on him. She gets knocked out too. From Lara’s blurry POV we see the figure in guard’s uniform stride off with the painting. As he walks the guard shimmers and changes into the more distinctive of Bouchard’s thugs we have seen earlier, the armed doorman. Lara blacks out. BLACK SCREEN.

Lara comes to to find Bouchard slapping her awake. No sign of Kurtis. Lara spots a crystal Shard on the ground where the stranger/Kurtis was lying. Bouchard helps her up. She pockets the Shard without him seeing. They run for the car. Did he see anyone else when he arrived? No. She tells him she has to get to Von Croy’s apartment. He offers to drive her there. They run to his car parked nearby.

CUT TO - Inside the car. Bouchard explains he was monitoring the police/security shortwaves and thought she might be in trouble. He came to check she was OK. He tells Lara about a police report of another Monstrum killing, this time in Prague.

CUT TO – Bouchard’s car draws up outside Von Croy’s apartment. He waits in his car as Lara enters the building. As soon as Lara is out of sight Bouchard makes a mobile call (to the Cabal). He says ‘We have what we came for. Send in the cleaner.’ SEE DIALOGUE: TOM-BOUCH-LOUVRE


FMV – we see the opening FMV (point 1.1) with Lara walking into the room, picking up the smashed photo and looking in the mirror (without the shot of the Jackal’s head walking stick or the flowing metal logo stuff).

[Then switch to IN GAME inside Von Croy’s apartment. When Lara finds the Jackal’s head stick - the Obscura Engravings are inside the hollow stick. Seeing the SYMBOL on the manuscript triggers an extra FMV that fills in details of what went on in the room in the opening FMV.]


We see Von Croy off his head shouting and waving a gun about. There are gunshots. Von Croy is clicking on an empty gun. In the confusion WE SEE THE GUN GO SPINNING OFF UNDER A HEAVY PIECE OF FURNITURE IN THE SHADOWS. Von Croy makes a lurch towards his desk but doesn’t make it. Then a face, fierce and menacing! Things swirl and judder, bleached out by cinematic flashburns. Someone else was there in the apartment stood behind Lara. At this point Lara is knocked unconscious.

NB In the Flashback Lara is dressed in her denims from the beginning of the game.

[The face in the apartment was the guy seen leaving the Pawnbroker’s. Lara doesn’t yet know that it’s Eckhardt!]

IN-GAME - she is jolted out of the flashback by sounds from downstairs. 

POINT 7.7b:

IG-ANIM - Inside the front door to the apartments. The Assassin draws his handgun(s). He looks meaningfully up the stairs.

Assasin anim

POINT 7.18a: (APPROX TIMING = 30secs)

CUTSCENE  – [In game the Assassin has been killed and landed at the bottom of the stairs. Lara is stood at the top of the stairs. The Assassin’s mobile is ringing. She goes down and picks his gun up.] She searches the body and takes his car keys and mobile. Bouchard’s voice asks ‘Is she taken care of yet? We’ve got to get back to Prague.’ Lara growls that she’s going to take care of him and stomps on the mobile. In her other hand she has a business card and the Assassin’s car keys. She presses a button on the keys.

CUT TO the car out in the yard. It’s lights flash.

CUT TO the Assassin’s bomb across the back door. It’s  deactivation light flashes. CUT BACK TO Lara looking at the business card. It is Mathias Vasiley’s premises in Prague. Lara says “It’s time I visited Prague.”



Student's Walking Stick Aids Parkinson's Patients - Robot Magazine
In 2014, university student Neha Shahid Chaudhry received a life-changing end-of-course school assignment: to come up with a solution or devise a product that could solve an existing “real world” problem. Chaudhry didn’t have to look beyond her own home. As she watched her beloved grandfather struggle with the debilitating effects of Parkinson’s disease, she noticed …

Walk to Beat is a “smart stick” that resembles a conventional walking stick but has sophisticated technology integrated into the plastic handle, including a sensor which can detect when the user has stopped taking steps. Once it has identified a pause, the stick emits a pulsating beat, which prompts the user to resume walking. So, it senses when the user stops, sends a rhythmic reminder to the user’s hand,  and then turns off automatically when steps continue.

Originally from Pakistan, Chaudhry is a product design technology graduate from the University of the West of England (UWE Bristol). She is now a 23-year-old entrepreneur, heading up her Walk to Beat startup company. Walk to Beat is being supported by and developed with the Bristol Robotics Laboratory, and has received a £15,000 grant from UWE Bristol’s Better Together Fund to help bring her concept to fruition.

You know, I was just thinking about the Starks and all the injuries/disabilities (whether permanent or temporary) they develop in canon and if you translate them to modern day you have:

Ned needing a walking stick due to shattering of leg bones (when the horse crushed him during Jaime’s street attack)

Catelyn having severed nerves/tendons etc in her hands and thus needing special keypads for her phone, computer, etc and having to have frequent driving tests to prove flexibility (due to her grabbing a dagger)

Jon also having a severely damaged hand and having to go to a physiotherapist regularly (due to burns)

Arya needing a seeing-eye dog or general visual aid (going blind in the House of Black and White. I know it’s temporary in the book, but just compiling everything here)

Bran being in a wheelchair (due to the infamous pushed from a tower incident)


Cudgel…hmmm. No it is not a stick what you throw away and your furry pet can bring it back. The Cudgel is a weapon. 

’A short thick stick used as a weapon.Club, bludgeon, stick, truncheon, baton, mace, blackjack, billy club, nightstick,shillelagh a thick wooden cudgel.’

’A shillelagh (/ʃᵻˈleɪli/ shi-lay-lee or /ʃᵻˈleɪlə/ shi-lay-lə; Irish: sail éille [ˈsalʲ ˈeːl̠ʲə], “thonged willow”) or blackthorn stick is a wooden walking stick and club or cudgel, typically made from a stout knotty stick with a large knob at the top, that is associated with Ireland and Irish folklore.’

The Shillelagh (Irish: Síol Éalaigh, meaning “descendants of Éalach”) is also known as bata in Gaelic or “fighting stick.” A shillelagh is a wooden walking stick and club, or cudgel made from a thick, knotty stick with a large knob on top of Blackthorn wood (sloe) or Oak. 



So I am sure in the book/novel Shay’s grandson’s name holds something more. Sofar every AC main and some secondry character name has some level of significance. Can we just read the book first and judge after? 


Anonymous said: could you imagine that new pokemon getting a super doting trainer thinking it has successfully disguised as a pikachu, only to have its wooden tail fall off one day, poor thing would have a panic attack over if their trainer will still want them i bet

okay arguably i got a little carried away BUT this idea was way too cute not to run with..! ;u;

i had considered making a comic with a child, but then i thought mimikkyu’s “““tail”““““““ would be a perfect height for a walking stick - and it makes them more huggable anyway!! or at least, sylvester thinks so ^q^


So, @godswerepoetsonce these are the sticks Ive collected while walking over the last few years. The first one I got before entering this forest where theres a nice creek a ways back, so I decorated it to be my official staff of… Stuff 😅

I strip them, bathe them & let em sit to dry 😌
SN: that tall one is like 7+ft

Jian Yi and Zhan Zhengxi, 50 years later

Jian Yi: Hey Zhan Xixi check out how fast I can go down this hill in a wheelchair

~more old couple headcanons~

Jian Yi: Look I got us some Viagra
Zhan Zhengxi:
Zhan Zhengxi: I will poison your medication

Jian Yi: Can you believe it’s our 50 year anniversary
Zhan Zhengxi: *tries lighting up 50 sparklers*
Jian Yi: Zhan Xixi you’re going to set the house on fire…

Jian Yi: Look at all these young whippersnappers
Zhan Zhengxi: Did you actually just call them whippersnappers
Jian Yi: Yeah I’ve always wanted to do that

Jian Yi: He princess carries me when my arthritis is bad
Zhan Zhengxi: I will stab you with this walking stick if you don’t shut it

Jian Yi: Do you remember when we were young and emotionally constipated
Zhan Zhengxi: Were you referring to your gay crisis
Jian Yi: There’s a reason why I said ‘emotionally constipated’

Jian Yi: We’ve been together 50 years and you still get embarrassed when I call you Xi?
Zhan Zhengxi: Stop it! Stop it!

Jian Yi: *humming* I can’t hear you, I’m old and deaf!
Zhan Zhengxi: *storms into bathroom*
Jian Yi: And now I’m blind

Jian Yi: *Pretends his dentures is a snapping turtle* 

Zhan Zhengxi: My tombstone will read: ‘Zhan Zhengxi, full time babysitter of Jian Yi’
Jian Yi: That would make you a pedophile
Zhan Zhengxi:
Zhan Zhengxi:
I pray death comes quickly
Jian Yi: You’re the one who comes quickly…
Zhan Zhengxi: ..I was eighteen, you bastard!