Finally coming out of the tunnel, we entered the city. It looked so different, it was a mess and the streets were empty. Most of the windows on the building had been smashed and there was litter flying around everywhere. As I looked at the streets I searched for any sign of life, but they was literary no one anywhere. Even as I looked into the windows of the buildings, there was nothing. I wondered where all the people were.
Breaking me apart from my thoughts was the abrupt stopping of the trans-am as we stopped in an alleyway. We all got out of the car, not saying a word to each other, as we followed Party out onto the street. Walking down, I noticed Kobra was tightly gripping his shoulder. Without saying a word I removed his hand from his shoulder and saw a burn scraping the edge of his shoulder. As I touched it lightly to see if it was still hot, Kobra let out a slight hiss. The burn wasn’t too hot so I went over to Jet and asked for the first aid kit he brought. “Oh yeah sure man.” He said handing me the kit as he looked ahead at Party who was quite far ahead of the three of us. I mumbled a small “Thanks.” Before going back to Kobra and wrapping the bandage around his shoulder, while still walking. Once I was done, I patted it lightly making him wince in pain. I smiled slightly and informed him “That should keep it clean, for now.” He nodded and stuttered a small thanks, before he walked ahead towards the moody Party. Sometimes Kobra acted so mature that I swear he could have been the older of the two brothers. Jet came over to me and said quietly “He’s scared.”
I nodded and replied. “He should be, this mission is a load of shit and you know it.”
“Yeah, I don’t really know what Dr D was thinking. He’s either too confident in us or he’s finally lost it.”
I laughed at his comment and nodded my head. “But hey, we do what we must to survive.” I said putting on a fake hero voice, causing Jet to erupt into a fit of giggles. I laughed with him but our fun was ruined when we caught up with Party who had stopped and was looking round the corner with his ray gun held out. Kobra shushed us and looked towards Party sending him a nod. Jet and I brought out our ray guns and turned them off safety, before looking round the corner and seeing the side entrance to the main headquarters. Taking a deep breath, we came back a bit and Party ordered “We’ll go in in waves, me and Jet first then Ghoul and Kobra. OK?” We all nodded mumbling a few yeahs. Jet walked over to stand next to Party and just before they ran off to the entrance where about 14 Dracs were guarding, I shot them a small “See you on the other side.” Party gave me a weak smile and turned, Jet following behind. I watched as the Dracs noticed their arrival and were shot down in their slow reactions. As they got closer the Dracs shots became more accurate and the 2 of them had to do a lot more dodging. A Drac came up to Jet, punching him in the face. Jet continued to then punch him in the stomach, sending him to the floor, before putting his ray gun to his head and shooting him dead. At the same time Party was surrounded by about 4 Dracs and was shooting them down one by one as they closed further in around him.
Distracting me was a worried Kobra behind me. Stuttering slightly he asked “When should w-we go?” I turned to look at him and gave him a weak smile, before turning back to the action and replying “When the reinforcements come. You know what you’re doing?” He nodded and responded “Yeah, take down a few Dracs and when I see a clear path to get inside I take it and disable any activated security protocols.”
“Good.” I replied, watching as suddenly more Dracs emerged from the glass entrance doors. “Ok, let’s go.” And with that I ran forward with Kobra not far behind, into the mess of a battle.
As soon as I got into a part of the fight, Kobra disappeared from my sight as 3 Dracs came running towards me. “Hello boys. You fucking wrecked my jacket and you’re gonna pay.” I remarked as I shot two of them down, followed by me skidding between the remaining Dracs legs and shooting him in the crouch. “Bulls-eye.” I said, standing up behind the Drac, who was squealing in pain, and pushed him over with my boot that kicked his back. Looking round; to see if I could help out any of the guys I saw a Drac raise his gun at Party, who had his back to the Drac as he strangled another one with his hands. Running quickly over to the scene I shoot the Drac aiming at Party in the head. He dropped down dead in sync with the one Party had been holding. I walked over to Party and commented “You owe me.” He shook his head and patted my shoulder before running over to help Jet who had become surrounded by several Dracs. As he shot them down, I realised that they were the only ones left and looked round for Kobra as Jet and Party took them down. I saw him inside the building sneaking into a room, which I am guessing was the security control room. Sighing in relief as none of us had been killed yet I walked over to Jet and Party, who had finished with the remaining Dracs and were now surround by their smoking corpses. “You guys ok?” I asked.
“I’m not o-fucking-kay!” Jet moaned as he held his left eye, blood seeping through his fingers. Suddenly realising that Jet had been shot in the eye with a ray gun, I rapidly grabbed the first aid kit he had given me earlier and got out a long bandage. I removed his bloody hand from his face and saw the real damage. His eye was red and still smoking a bit, it was closed and the eyelashes had been singed off. Blood dripped from the centre of the wound, running down his face. I grimaced slightly as I gently wrapped the bandage round his head so that it covered only the injured eye. “Thanks man.” He mumbled through his slight moans of pain. “No problem.” I said turning to Party who had been watching with a groused out expression on his face. “You okay, Party?”
He nodded and said a quiet “Yeah, I’m fine.” I smiled at him and starting walking towards the glass doors. Hearing Party and Jet move behind me, I suddenly saw a lot of Dracs appear from a room to the side and stand in a line with their white ray guns out behind the doors; ready to attack. Me, Jet and Party stood in a line and started to shoot down the Dracs one by one, resulting in the glass smashing which triggered an alarm to go screeching on along with flashing red lights. I moaned but continued to shoot down the Dracs with Party and Jet before they could even shoot back. Once all the Dracs were lying on the floor, either unconscious or dead, the three of us moved through the glass doors and made our way to the lobby.
When we were in the lobby, we all took a break. Sitting down on the white sofas placed in the lobby, we waited for the next wave of Dracs to attack. As I put my spare ray gun away, keeping my main green one out but on safety; I caught my hand on the gun holder. Hissing in pain, I looked at my bandaged hand and saw that a bit of the bandage had been burnt off. Some bastard had shot me in the hand. “Fuck.” I said quietly as I spread out my bandage so it covered the new burn as well as the rest of my already burnt hand.
When the alarms finally turned off, by Kobra I suspected, we all stood up. Looking at each other we moved our gazes to a set of double doors that lead to the centre of the building, where The Weapon was most likely to be. As we stood together waiting for Kobra to finally come out of the security room, I realised that we didn’t even know what it was. I suspected that it would be some super ray gun, or maybe some sort of bomb. Did anybody even fucking know what this thing was? Intrigued, I asked Party. “Just thinking do we even know what The Weapon is?” He looked at me with a smile on his face; he looked back at the double doors, before answering “No fucking clue.” I laughed and said “This mission was definitely a fucking tremendous idea.” He laughed too, but it was cut off when the double doors suddenly started to open. Turning my ray gun back off safety I held it up in defence, as did Jet and Party.
When the doors were fully opened, they revealed a very pissed off Korse, who seemed to be dragging something behind him and had a white ray gun clenched in on hand with another attached to his belt. Party, who had moved in front of me and Jet was about to make a remark when Korse pulled something forward from behind him. It appeared to be a small girl, with long black hair. She was facing the floor and wore a short white hospital-like gown. Before we could do anything he held a gun to her head, making her look up a bit as she shut her eyes close. I gasped and mumbled an “Oh my god.” As I saw the face of one of the people I was certain was dead.
She was here, alive. She looked pale and weak, as well as very skinny, but she was alive. She was trembling and all I wanted to do was run up to her and hold her, and tell her how fucking sorry I was. But I just couldn’t believe it, I wasn’t alone. She was fucking alive.
Whipping me from my relief was the click of Korse flicking his ray gun off safety. Running forward I yelled “NO! GET YOUR HANDS OFF MY FUCKING SISTER!” Korse simply laughed and as I brought my ray gun up to shoot him in the head he remarked “Oh so she’s The Weapon and your sister. How convenient! I could have some fun with this. Now if you move any further I won’t hesitate to shoot her. Put your weapons down.”
Whatever Korse was saying I couldn’t hear. I was too focused on my brother who stood before me alive and defending me. I was so relieved to see him, and behind him were Ray and Gerard from his band, My Chemical Romance. They were ok, he was ok. I loved him so much, I just wanted to hug him until he died of suffocation, but I doubt I would be able to escape from Korse’s grasp, especially in my current state.
“Now if you move any further I won’t hesitate to shoot her. Put your weapons down.” Korse commanded as he gripped my hair instead of my arm, causing me to wince in pain. Obeying his commands Frank, Ray and Gerard knelt down placing their guns on the floor. “Now,” Korse began as he started to walk towards Frank, pulling me by my hair behind him. “I shall give you a choice, Ghoul. You can either her let me shoot her dead or-” He paused now standing directly in front of Frank, who Korse seemed to call Ghoul, and handed him his white ray gun, as he whispered in his ear “-you can do it.” Seeing where the situation was going I began to struggle in Korse’s grasp and moaned “Let go of me, you bastard!” I pulled on his hand that gripped my hair and slammed his arm. His tutted and loosened his grip which I managed to escape and was about to run towards Frank, who had paled and held the gun given to him loosely in his hand, but instead Korse gripped my dress and lifted me off the floor, before launching me hard towards the wall. Tightly shutting my eyes, I bashed my head against the wall, and slid down. Reopening my eyes, much to the protest of the killing headache erupting in my head, I saw a blurry Frank being held back from running to me by Ray and Gerard. They were all yelling things that my fussy hearing couldn’t work out. I slowly moved my head to see where Korse was and unintentionally came face to face with the devil himself. He was angry and had his teeth clenched, he was kneeling down beside me and had a white ray gun to my bleeding head. He turned away from me and I think started counting down from ten at Frank. I think he was counting down to my death. I shut my eyes again waiting for the impact, and as I heard Korse reach 1, there was the crack of a ray gun firing.
Song: Millennia by Crown the Empire