Hey everyone! Here’s some more Chaos! I really hope you enjoy it as much as I do! It’s so much fun to write 🙂 Do let me know what you think!
We have a fifteen minute window. The words kept ringing in my head. I felt like I was on fire. I was ready to blow up and take the world with me. Yeah, let’s do this. Let me show FoxFace what I was made of – Chaos. Chaos here, ready to take everything down. Wasn’t that why I had been offered this mission? Because I rocked, that’s why!
For all the fuss in my head, we just walked out of the lab. Bam. The nerd/scientist slid his key card in the slot by the door, and we walked straight on out. A straight corridor that was dimly lit led us to another door – and that one was to the outside.
It was nighttime. A crisp air, no wait , a freezing air wafted over me. There was an inch of snow over everything. Military cars. Military buildings in low long rectangles everywhere. A few soldiers here and there marching. Above, a full moon.
“Werewolves are out,” I chuckled, pointing to the giant moon. The scientist was not impressed.
“Should we be expecting werewolves?” he asked in that disaffected tone, syringe still at the ready.
I groaned as we walked down the metal ramp and stairs to the ground. “I was joking!” I hissed. “Can’t you tell? Werewolves aren’t on earth yet, you know?”
“Yet?” he asked coolly.
“Well,” I squirmed and grumbled. “Forget it.” I stuffed my hands in the pockets of Thor’s fuzzy checkered jacket.
We crossed the distance between the buildings, snow crunching under our boots. This felt surprisingly boring. Soldiers nodded at the scientist, who nodded back and pushed me along.
“Does no one realize what we’re doing?” I hissed as we entered the second building.
“I told you. We have fifteen minutes. I did away with the guard, and that’s when we’ll be found out. Now hurry.”
Did away with? Well shit, the nerd wasn’t joking around. I scurried after him through a set of doors into this next building.
Here, the faces of the soldiers were dire. They began asking questions, sharp and dry.
“What’s your business here?”
The scientist calmly produced a lengthy paper. “Permission to have this subject meet with the prisoner, to jog their memory,” he said as if he believed it.
With a grunt the paper was handed back. We slipped forward to a series of cells with this soldier in tow. Several other soldiers lined the walls, all grim and scowling at us. We were let into one, and oh hey! There was Thor!
“Hey!” I said so cheerfully. But Thor gave me a death-glare, and another to the scientist.
“What do you want?” he asked the scientist. “And what’s the vampire doing here?” And I was given a nod, but no look.
“Hey, I’m not-” but the scientist spoke over me.
“We have seven minutes to get out of here,” he said sharply. “Get up and come along.” To me, he said “Stand still,” and that syringe jabbed into my shoulder.
“Hey!” I exclaimed, but it was too late. The stuff was in me and the needle drawn out. I rubbed a hand over the site. It was itchy. “What was that?”
“Consider it coffee,” he said dryly as he pulled a pair of safety glasses from his lab jacket’s pocket and put them on. “Now you do your part. Get us out of here. I’ll tell you where to go, but you have to do the people bashing.”
“I can’t kill-”
“Yeah yeah, just knock them out. We can’t just walk out of here with your buddy.”
I blanched, remembering all those beefy soldiers lining the wall. “We have to make it out past them? That we just passed?”
The scientist nodded. “You can do that, right?”
“Is this for real?” asked Thor, getting up off his cot and walking over. “You’re escaping?”
“Yes, if the kid can do it.”
“That’s your plan?” I hissed, angry of a sudden. “Get me to do it all?”
And then – whoosh. It was like hot soap in my veins because it burned. It made my eyes tear up and I knew they were turning red, Holy Immortal kind of red. Not pink-eye. It was maybe also like adrenaline. Soapy adrenaline?
“Oh wow,” I gasped, heart pumping a mile a minute. Even my fingernails felt like they were shaking. My claws were almost coming out of their own. The scientist grinned. “You’ve got this, don’t you?”
I nodded with a gulp. Oh yeah. Bring it on.
The scientist grinned and pulled the door open. “Aprez vous,” he said, guiding me out with a palm.
I didn’t even stop to correct his shitty french pronounciation. I just marched on out like I owned the world, because I did. I was on top of it all. I could feel success in my veins.
“Hey, the prisoner can’t-” Wham! I kicked the first guy in the face. Then, darting forward, I did pretty much the same for the next two. Gut-punched the next one.
Whirr! Whirr! Feathered thingies flew through the air. They missed me by a hair’s breadth, scittering across the floor.
We were half way there when I was surrounded. I didn’t even need to take my pentacle off and let it touch ground, I just made the magic happen. IT glowed across the floor, giant red lines that were pulsing with the magic of hell – and whoosh! I felt another surge of power. Ohhh YEAH! I ran forward, knowing I was invincible for the next few seconds. You could say my inner dice were set to a natural 20. The buddies fell down before me.
Just as I landed the last punch, the pentacle vanished, taking that extra surge of power with it. I paused, taking a breath.
“No! Keep moving!” The scientist hauled me forward by the collar. “Move!”
We busted out the door, out into the cold air. The air burned at my eyeballs, at my lungs. Blood and magic was roaring in my ears. My eyes couldn’t possibly be more open.
We turned and ran to a car. I skidded, then threw myself into the unlocked passenger door. The scientist threw Thor to the driver seat. “Your turn! Drive like a criminal!”
Thor didn’t need telling twice. Pedal to the floor! I fell backwards in the seat, then almost flew forward out the window when we hit a speed bump that certainly didn’t slow us down.
“That way! That way!” the scientist was directing from the back seat, pointing left then right then straight as we zoomed ahead, skidding across the snowy streets. The ‘check out’ loomed ahead. It’s gate was closed.
“Throw this!” the scientist said, drawing a potato launcher style thing out of the back seat and shoving it into my hands. “Just point it and shoot!”
“What?” was all I shrieked. But the gate was coming up! I aimed haphazardly and pulled what I thought was the trigger.
Crack! The recoil slammed me back into the seat. The windshield shattered outwards and the gate exploded just as we drove through it.
It was pretty epic. Fire and flames around us for a minute as we drove off.