Kane walked through the Warren of shipping containers stacked high above his head, walkways and bridges, hastily assembled criss crossed over his head. A escort of six armed thugs walked with him and the pilot one of them muttered "package on route" into a radio. Suddenly the sky disappeared as the shipping containers became a solid wall, they went up and down along stairs, left, right and u turned. Kane almost lost his way. They passed computer rooms, family homes, store rooms and more as they went deeper.
Every so often at key cross roads in the containers Kane noticed armed guards acting, or trying to act, casual. One group sat at a table playing cards. Finally they entered a container filled with medical equipment and a bed a old woman spliced with cat DNA lay in it hooked up to a ungodly amount of medical equipment.
"Hello kitten" she croaked.
Kane stammered "Hello General. You look like shit".
General began to weeze "The problem with first generation splices like us, we are infertile and we fail, they tried to much to soon. Except you, of the fifty thousand first generation forty nine thousand plus are either dead, cancer ridden lumps like me or falling apart at the seams. That's what you get when you cram to much in to soon. Except you, your alive and in fine shape for a OAP".
General Reese paused "Plus apparently you have a kid and it isn't anything to do with me".
"Not for lack of trying" Kane sniggered.
The General laughed "Get a drink Kitten we need to talk and get you out of here before any more of your friends turn up".
Kane listened he was being hunted, by a dozen groups Reaper the masked man was one of many. Just from a single group. He was unique his DNA alone would command a hefty price, let alone him alive or dead. Pair that with the kid.....
A army of wolf spliced warriors could be yours, artificial wombs, hell even down and out women with nothing to lose.
"What do I do?" Kane asked.
The General coughed "Disappear after you find her".
Kane smirked "I assume you have a lead?"
General Reese smiled for the first time "Of course I do kitten" she pulled out a small picture "Have you ever heard of Mr.Boy?"
Kane raised a eyebrow "Some kind of tech tycoon I think..."
The General smiled again, then self medicated with a push of a button "Close enough, my sources say she is working either for him or a associate.....but his HQ got hit a few nights ago. Think you can still track targets like you used to?"
Kane smirked Better than I used to.....
General Reese looked at a screen on the wall and listened into a head set Kane hadn't seen before "You better go my boys say non locals are prowling around the edge of the slums".
Kane got up and saluted "Stay safe General".
General Reese replied "At this point I welcome death kitten, but live your life while you can".
The nanite boat changed course, veering away from the path of the other ship. As it did so, the boat changed appearance, going from a sleek speeder to a sluggish fishing boat. once compplete, the umbrella shield of haze that protected the boat from orbiting prying eyes faded away as it slipped out from under the coverage for the boat heading towards the party.
"So," Akane muttered as the interior warped around the stairs, "Where are we going now? To see your friend?"
"Who is this guy?"
"The Pirate King," Mr. Boy admitted, trying to sound casual.
"The what?!? How do you know anyone like that?"
"You forget how old I really am, everyone does, really. I've got a lot of unusual connections. I wasn't only a designer."
Akane digested that for a long few minutes, trying to reconcile the picture she had of Mr. Boy and the notorious Pirate King.
"And you're sure he'll help you?"
"Absolutely, saved his life a few times."
"Let's hope he remembers that!"
ALJ - Expendable's Labyrinth of Dreams
Creative Writing: Something Fun
Expendable's Little Blue Box
Kane stood at the edge of the slum area the General controlled with a back pack containing his shotgun and a few essential supplies he'd been gifted. Pulling his hoodie over his head he walked into the open in the rain. Scanning the surroundings he walked through the lawless gang territory of the slums, the areas he understood gangs operated as long as they left the general alone and didn't attract the local police.
He eyed up the locals, some were obvious gangers, others civilians and a few others hired guns. He kept moving heading for his destination he had a lead to follow, a place Mr Boy might try and visit. He kept walking and came to a municipal bus stop, ducking underneath, he saw his destination or at least his transport.
Crossing the road he opened the motorbikes seat and placed his ruck sack inside, while flipping the helmet inside onto his head. It was a battered Motorcross bike, the electric motor hummed to life as it recognised his touch as the General promised. Looking around he checked he hadn't been followed, so far so good, he pulled away onto the open road.
Kane had a date with Mr Boy and the Pirate King, one he doubted they would survive if they didn't prove helpful. Especially if he had a another run in with any more hired guns, extra especially that freak mask wearing mutant.
Kane was back in the game, someone would regret it......
As they pulled up to the quay wall, Mr. Boy scowled, as did his nanite suit.
"Something's wrong," he told Akane. "Nobody's out front."
"Think it's a trap?"
"Dunno. Could be a turf war, but I don't see any barricades."
"We should go, maybe they're waiting inside for you!"
"If they're waiting, they're expecting me, not some idiot on a fishing boat."
"I should go in and..." Akane said, rising.
"You'll stay here," Mr. Boy scowled. "This suit has protection, but I can't shield you from any observers looking for me until I can get to a lab. So for now, just stay down there."
He put the boat's engine in neutral, listening to the throb of the engine for a moment, then darted out of the tiny bridge to throw a waiting bow rope over the nearest bollard, then repeated it with the stern line. When nothing continued to happen, he tucked into the bridge.
"Stand ready to come out if I call, don't know if we're staying or if we're going to run again."
"And you want me to wait here?"
"Like I said, they won't be expecting this body," he smirked, waving a hand at his sculpted nanite chest.
He stepped onto the deck, then crossed to the quay wall. Even an out of the way pier like this one usually had some life, this was just plain dead. Warehouse A113 was its usual rusting self, just as dingy as ever - but it looked abandoned. Could the Pirate King have moved bases?
Cautiously he crossed the open expanse of concrete to the front of the warehouse, and checked the small, personal door built into the massive warehouse doors. It swung open easily. Mr. Boy frowned, and stepped inside.
Five minutes later he was back, carrying a dingy rainslicker that he tossed into the bridge.
"Put that on and kill the engine," he said.
"You find your friend, the pirate king?" Akane asked, pulling the rain slicker on, then switched the engines off, removing the boat key.
"You could say that," Mr. Boy sighed.
"He's dead, strung up from the rafters, at least a week."
"What?" Akane demanded, turning on her employer. "How could you know how long he's been dead?"
"I wasn't always a designer, Akane," he reminded her. "Nor is this the first dead body."
"So did someone hang him?"
"After they shot him."
"They hung him after they shot him?" she demanded, climbing up to the quay wall. "Why would they do that?"
"Tradition?" he shrugged. "I want you to get inside and check it for traps."
"Why? We're staying?"
"Yeah. I've got a reason for coming here. The Pirate King being dead isn't going to stop that."
A dark black ship warped above the port city appearing as suddenly as a shadow although slightly more noisily."Oh great navigator,it seems you missed your mark."The hooded man said."Oh great assassin,can it.We can't go any further with the damage the ship sustained because of some people.We have to repair and refuel to go any further."The boy navigator retorted as they landed in the dock in between the water and the warehouse buildings.
"Kei,Luke shut up.This isn't a time for fighting. "A young weregirl said looking through the window."Hey has anyone seen Annia?She isn't on the ship."
A second later as if she heard what the weregirl said Annia spoke on the coms via her tactical helmet, "Its quiet here.Too quiet.I'm going to have a look around.Also make sure Adyssia doesn't come looking for me it could be dangerous here."
"Alright Annia just make sure to come back in one piece. You know how Adyssia gets when you're not here."Kei said as he removed his hood."Both of you stay here I have a feeling we're not the only ones here. I'm going to have a look around too and get some parts while I'm at it. "Kei then grabbed his tech armor and headed out.
Some time later Kei was in one of the warehouses gathering materials when his comma came on."Tracking multiple bogey at 50+ miles."Luke said.
"Keep an eye on them,we might need to beat a hasty retreat if they come."
"If we can repair our ship first."Luke responded
Kane looked down onto the quay the trip had been long enough visitors under the helmet he licked his lips. Blood and adrenalin began to pump through his veins in a roar of noise, the wolf wanted it's kill urge satisfied. The kill urge, the boon and the curse, of those who had a bit to much wolf in the system.
I can still hear you saying you could never break the chain Kane smiled again and took off the helmet stowing it on the bike, he considered getting out his shotgun but decided he'd do things the old fashioned way, brute force and speed. The old song continued to play through his head, lyrics coming unasked for down comes the night....
The bike came to life again the electric motor hummed, he owed the General a drink after this one.
The bike accelerated close to 60mph, Kane saw someone standing outside on the quay first target as he got closer he could smell rotting flesh.
Someone's beat me to it
Kid or no kid to find, Kane did not like being beaten to a objective. The target got closer in his sights he'd hear the electric motor soon. It wouldn't do him any good.
Kane got ready to launch himself off the Motorcross bike and engulf his target in a whirlwind of claws, teeth and brute strength......
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Kei though he heard a noise coming towards him , but disregarded it as he walked out of one of the warehouses.However when he turned in the direction of the noise to see the camoflagued ship, he leapt to the left just in time to dodge the motorbike, but not fast enough to evade the person flying off it, who had sunk his claws into his armor, piercing it.He yelled in surprise as he forcefully shock-kicked the being off, a pulse of blue energy launching it off him , and rolled backward throwing a pulse grenade in front of him giving him time to recover.
Luke saw what happened from his position on the camoflagued ship, but couldn't fire and risk Kei getting killed as well.He turned his head to the radar as the multiple unknowns entered within a 30 mile radius and prayed Kei would be alright .
Meanwhile Adyssia had found what was troubling her, a large squad of heavily advanced vehicles and aircraft which were flanked by at least an armada of cyber enhanced soldiers .She rushed as fast away from them as she could and sent the others a warning, "Luke, can you hear me!? Get out of there!!"However instead of Luke a voice said from behind her,"Sorry but he can't hear you." Adyssia felt a sharp pain from behind her head an everything went dark.
Kane went flying backward as the pulse grenade went off, his thick wolf hair singed. Scrambling to his feet Kane charged back at his target and rugby tackled him to the floor in one swift motion. He found himself astride the man's chest on his knees and he began to throw punches with abandon, the man reached up trying to get a grip on his wolf like features.
Kane bit down on something soft and tasted blood as he threw another punch, clocking the man in the jaw.
"I want the girl!" Kane shouted reaching down and wrapping his taloned wolf claws around the man's throat trying to choke him out "Were is Mr Boy!" The man was clawing at his face again searching for a eye or anything soft.
Kane lunged forward and headbutted him hard "I want the girl now!"
The man began to stop clawing and Kane released his grip sitting up. He'd chocked him near unconscious in his rage.
"Crap" Kane mumbled getting off the man, he was about to drag him away when he heard weapons lock and load.
"Don't move" someone shouted.
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