"Something tells me that'll be hard. We'll try, and if he doesn't come around," the slide on the ivory handles pistol slid forward, "I'll put a shot in his brains." Seth looked at Travis. He wouldn't want this kind of confusion on his worst enemy. "Hey, new Travis. Do you want a gun?"
"I know Cauldwell. He will have gaurds swarming the place, left and right. It's not possible we could get without suspicion. But there is one exception...If I go in disguised as one of his gaurds, I can easily breach his defenses. With my new...abilities" Travis cringed at the word "I should be able to get you two into the lab to find Cauldwells computer. From there, Max can hack into his files and pull up all the information on the Locust/Vampire program that Caulwell has. While you two do that, I could sneak into Cauldwells office and make sure he dosnt breathe for another day."
Travis was confused. Max said she didnt trust him as much anymore. He was offended...but he understood. He was dangerous to be around. He coud go mad at any moment. He wasnt sure.
"I have no intrest in any information the director wants. At least not that which requires a sacrafice. I may be different, but I'm still Travis, and I refuse to give that dirty bastard one drop of my blood."
Travis was still thinking hard about becoming an animal. He wondered what he would be, which animals blood coursed through his veins. He could not tell, but he tried anyway.
This bit would be weird. He had been noticing Max lately. He got funny feelings when he was around her. This next battle, he knew he had more to do then kill as many Lycans as possible. He had to make sure Max stayed alive.
As she stepped closer, he had to refrain from reaching out a hand towards her.
He wasn't gun shy. He had no problems with public speaking. But pretty girls scared the living mess out of him.
Travis notcied Seths hesitation with Max. He wanted to say something, or just shove the two together, but he restrained himself. He glanced around the wall and saw a weapon in the for sale case marked witha price of 100,000 credits. It was the most beatiful gun he had ever seen.
The Dragon 12-AF. The most powerful, most accurate, most clean running gun man kind had ever created. A flip up LED computer sight, which detevted heat signitures and highlighted hostile targets. A drum clip filled with 100,000 .1000 rounds, the most expensive and powerful round on earth. A folddable stock, lowerable bi-pod, bayonette attachment and a mean streak a mile wide. He drooled. He knew he couldnt afford it...
Posted on 2009-01-24 at 05:29:20.
Edited on 2009-01-24 at 05:30:16 by Babaloo
"I'll be back later Seth. I have someone to talk to..."
Travis slowly opened the door and slumped out of the room. His mind was busy swirling with things he didnt understand. Why did everything always become so complicated. Rose was blaming herself for Travis' myterious condition, and now Travis was under an ultimatum from a man who apparently had unlimited power. He shook the thoughts from his mind as he opened the door to his sons quarters.
Derric looked at him and frowned. His sons nose swung through the air, until he locked his eyes on his father.
"Who are you?" Travis realized he had not changed. He quickly explained he was Derrics father, but Derric seemed uneasy. "I smell Vampire on you...have you been around them?"
Travis sighed as he sat on his sons bed and twiddled his thumbs. "No son, I am one of them...but there is something else."
At first Derric looked shocked, then his nose twitched again. "I smell lycan too...what is wrong?" He stepped toward his father.
Travis explained the happening of the past few hours to Derric. "My God...really" Derric questioned when Travis had finished.
"Yes...I have a question for you," Travis asked subtley, it sounded odd to be asking his son this.
"What is it?"
"How do I change into an animal?" Travis looked up at his sons face. It was odd how much the boy looked like him. Still, he was terrified of his own child. He feared his sons loyalty might be tested to its brink later down the road. For a moment Travis was lost in this though, and he stared at his boy until he was forced to look away.
"Find you inner beast. What makes you angry, happy, sad, bring those emotions forth and you will transform. The first time is always difficult."
Travis remembered. He remembered his wifes bleeding corpse, Dominics smiling face, his baby son, Rose in high School, the faces of the countless Lycans he had killed. He recalled Rose kissing him, Max smiling, Seth cracking jokes. He drew upon Roses smile, her laugh, her eyes. He felt her hair on his cheek, her teeth in his neck. He remembered the flood of senses that had washed over him when he awoke anew. He remembered all of it.
When he opened his eyes...the world was so different.
Posted on 2009-01-26 at 02:23:56.
Edited on 2009-01-26 at 02:26:43 by Babaloo