The Dubious Morality of Bullit
At the end of the last session, Barry, who plays Bullit, said with a straight face, totally earnest, "Bullit is obviously the most moral person in the group."
"Barry, Bullit, drove a girl to her death. You delivered her to her father and she told you all that her father would kill her and that he had slept with her."
"Yeah...but at heart he's a good southern boy."
As everyone perused the map and talked about what to do and where to go next, Bullit said something like, "Guys, if we come across some warlord's princess...can we just leave her. I mean, let's leave other people's problems to them. I don't want to be remembered for only doing mercenary shit. Wouldn't it be nice to be remembered for doing good things, for making the world a better place?"
Everyone scoffed at that. Bullit wants to be a knight in NASCAR armor, riding a Corvette with machine guns into battle but the Apocalypse World just isn't helping him.
Toyota's kids were in his truck, outside of Saffron's place. When they saw Bullit's 'vette, they started throwing rocks at it. When Bullit got out of the car and talked to them, they waited until his back was turned and then they threw rocks at him. Toyota has nine kids.
Toyota and Bullit talked some shit right as the game began but nothing came of it until the end of the night. "Bullit, you are always saying that your American-made junk is faster than my so-called rice-burner...fuck that. Let's race. We need to know if the bridge up at Beacon is still standing or if the Kipsie's boys have gotten to that one too. Let's race, first one to find out the fate of Beacon and get back first...wins."
Saffron drops the starting rag. Bullit let's Toyota pull in front of him off of the starting line. Toyota has his kids piled into the back of his truck. Bullit fires a few rounds into the engine compartment but Toyota keeps going, daring him to really open fire. As Toyota had said earlier, "You don't have the stones to kill me and my kids. You aren't that cold."
I tell Barry that in order to stop him, he'll have to destroy the truck and kill everyone in it. Bullit spins the wheels, turns off the guns and the 'vette jumps off of the starting line. At the end of the race, Toyota is up front. It is a text book example of the offensive driving maneuver that Bullit's dad taught him first, the one he had been dreaming about last session.
He rolled a 7-9 on winning this race under fire.
"You can win but you have to execute that move, coming up behind Toyota on a turn and spinning his truck, knocking him off the road."
Barry grimaces and does it. "If he was a driver worth a damn he'd be able to pull out of this spin." Bullit wins, Toyota goes off the road into a heap.
When he goes back to Toyota's truck after the race, to salvage gas, oil and car fluids, there is one kid left alive, a little girl.
"Her name is Rubbin."
Oh, right...Beacon was in flames, falling into the Hudson.