The Scout and the Crab chp.4Chapter 4 - Loss of Sanity
"I can't believe your plan worked," Scout said to the RED Spy as the suave man exited the shower room, smelling fresh and in a clean red suit. "The BLU Scout was really pissed about it."
"Was there really any doubt?" the Spy snorted, pausing at the door as the Scout walked up to his own locker.
"Guess not. At least we won," Scout admitted. The Frenchman did a light bow before leaving the shower room.
"We were lucky!" the Medic chirped as he removed his rubber gloves, hoping to shower himself.
"Dah!" the Heavy agreed. "We did good!"
The Sniper stood next to the Scout. He looked at the runner as he removed his vest.
"You gonna tell 'im?" he asked. Scout didn't say a word. "Y'know...'bout them voices?"
"It's not important," Scout whispered.
"If you don't, I will." Scout glared at the taller man.
"Don't you dare!" he hissed. Sniper on
The Scout and the Crab Chp.5Chapter 5 - Meet the Spycrab.The Scout and the Crab Chp.54 years ago in Introductions & Chapters More Like This
Scout let out a groggy moan as he opened his eyes, only to be blinded by the fluorescent lights of the medical bay. The side of his neck ached from the needle the Medic injected him with and his head throbbed with a splitting headache. He tried sitting up, but he ached all over and just let himself fall back into the bed.
"What the heeeeell?!" he groaned loudly, rubbing his temple to relive the headache.
"Oh!" It the Medic who responded, appearing momentarily by his bedside. "You are awake. How are you feelink?"
"What the hell did you do to me, doc?" demanded the Scout as he turned his head to face the older man. The Medic didn't reply immediately; he was almost hesitant. He tried to speak, but would stop, almost like he was trying to find the right words.
"Exhaustion!" he announced. "You have exhausted your body and mind, Herr Scout.
The Scout and the Crab chp.1Chapter 1 You have FailedThe Scout and the Crab chp.15 years ago in Introductions & Chapters More Like This
"Today's the day." Scout thought to himself as he breathed in through his mouth. Eagerly waiting for the Announcer to finish her countdown for their "mission" to actually start.
It had been a while since the REDs had won a battle against the BLU team. They were uncoordinated and refused to actually help one another while on the field, which the BLU team probably figured out and started formulating plans and attack formations to stop their RED counterparts. It was super effective!
"C'mon, c'mon," he groaned impatiently, hoping to speed the Announcer up.
" Mission begins in Sixty seconds"
" Already ichin' to be sent t' respawn?" the Red Sniper half chuckled. Scout almost rolled his eyes.
"Shut up!" he snapped, "That's not gonna happen 'dis time! 'sides, we would've won last time if someone..." He shot a glare over his shoulder at the taller man, who narrowed his eyes through his tinted glasses. "...
The Scout and the Crab chp.2Chapter 2 Little BunnyThe Scout and the Crab chp.25 years ago in Introductions & Chapters More Like This
If there was one thing Scout was never good at, it was learning from his mistakes. After his encounter with the BLU Spy, he didn't bother with another new strategy. His was perfect as it was! The only flaw was that the Spy threw a knife in his back.
The next day, he repeated his route, jumping on top of the bridge and leaping across to the second story of the BLU building. The journey was cut short after encountering a BLU Heavy who was positioned in the hallways along with a BLU Medic ready to ÜberCharge the large Russian.
It didn't end well. While he did manage to escape by the skin of his teeth, his blue-suited nemesis wasn't too far away to finish what the Heavy started.
That didn't stop him, though. He was a stubborn son of a gun - at least that's how the RED Engineer worded it when the Scout reemerged from the RED base and repeated his approach into the BLU
The Scout and the Crab chp.3Chapter 3 - VoicesThe Scout and the Crab chp.34 years ago in Introductions & Chapters More Like This
Second verse, same as the first. Yesterday's victory had the RED Scout pumped for more action and hopefully another win. Needless to say, everyone was enthusiastic; winning usually did that. The Solider had a plan this time though. He announced the victory was just a fluke a lucky one, but the Scout was just acting on his own schedule with some light cover from the Sniper.
"If fighting leads to victory than we must FIGHT!" announced the Soldier. Everyone remained silent in the meeting room. The Demoman let out an awkward cough. "What?!" the Soldier demanded. "Sun Tzu said that, and I'd say he knows a little mo-"
"We've heard zhe story before, Herr Soldier," Medic sighed.
"It is NOT a story!" yelled the Soldier. "It was a true event that truly happened!"
"The way I see it," began the Engineer, sitting back in his seat, "is we've trie
The Scout and the Crab chp.7Chapter 7 - Broken Spirits.The Scout and the Crab chp.74 years ago in Introductions & Chapters More Like This
It was very early in the morning when the Spy awoke to a sudden jerk from the aquarium. He woke to find he was being moved out of the medical bay, he looked at the person doing it, it was the Scout.
"Where are you taking me?" He demanded.
"Outside," Scout answered. " You can be someone else's headache. Maybe to yer BLU buddies."
"Again?!" The Spycrab groaned. "You would leave me out there to fend for myself when I can't even walk straight?"
" You walked from 'da BLU base to RED pretty easily." point out Scout.
" It took me three days!"
" 'least you got yer exercise, you look like you could loose some weight."
"You broke my heart, Scout, you honestly have."
Nothing else was said till Scout reached the 2Fort battle field. Scout looked around enviously at the empty field, knowing he was still on suspension for attacking Sniper and making those around him believe he was crazy. The sky was a very pale blue and the sun was just past the horizo
The Scout and the Crab Chp. 12Chapter 12 - Intel PapersThe Scout and the Crab Chp. 124 years ago in Introductions & Chapters More Like This
The hallways echoed with cheers and conversation as the Scout scampered out from the shower room. He immediately sidled up against the wall when a few of his teammates turned a corner, passing him as they all headed to the locker rooms.
"H-Hey fellas!" Scout greeted, trying to act nonchalant. The Spycrab looked up at him with a skeptical look.
"Smooth..." He muttered sarcastically.
"Oh Shut up!" Scout hissed down at the crab.
The RED Spy glared at the Scout. "What did you say, boy?" He demanded.
"Not you!" Scout replied nervously. "I was talkin' to..." He looked down at the Spycrab, reluctantly holding him up to show his teammate. "...t-thi-this crab."
The Frenchman flinched, looking at the little crab with disgust and then looking at the Scout with a look that screamed ' are you *bleep*ing kidding me?'. He didn't say anything though, only letting out a single sarcastic chuckled and turned to walk away. Muttering something under his breath about
The Scout and the Crab chp.13Chapter 13 - Confessions of a cursed SpyThe Scout and the Crab chp.134 years ago in Introductions & Chapters More Like This
The Scout couldn't help but rub his forehead as he stepped out of Respawn, he just had to made sure the bullet hole wasn't there. Nothing. He was 100% at perfect health. That didn't stop him from shivering thought of the bullet shooting through the back of his head and exiting out through his forehead, he swore he could still feel the bullet in his head.
"So...he was tryin' to warn me..."
Scout almost jumped out of his skin, letting out an alarmed yell as he sidled up to the nearest locker of the Spawn room. It was the RED Engineer, sitting on the benches and looking a bit depressed.
"Uh...yeah...I'm fine," The Scout was a bit irritated at being shot just as he was about to enter the RED base. "What are you doin' here? Why aren't you out there doing...y'know....engineer stuff."
Engineer shrugged. " BLU Pyro snuck up on me while I was erecting a dispenser and-" The Scout giggled. "What is so gosh dang funny?!"
The Scout and the Crab chp. 10Chapter 10 - A Fresh StartThe Scout and the Crab chp. 104 years ago in Introductions & Chapters More Like This
It was almost mid-afternoon by the time the Scout and Spycrab made it to the entrance of the RED base. Thankfully the journey from base to home base was easier than scouting around for the BLU Scout. It still shocked the RED Scout that his BLU counterpart, despite being fragile and a complete wimp, had sex before him. He found it very hard to view the BLU Scout with a woman, or with anyone for that matter. It was out of his power now, nothing could be done.
"Looks likes we're in da clear," Scout said to the crab he carried in his hands.
"How lucky for us," Spy said very dryly, still a bit upset about the unwanted truth about his team mate.
Scout picked up the pace slightly as he rounded the corner and slipped into the entryway of the RED Base. Almost immediately, a strong pair of arms shot out of nowhere and grabbed Scout, pulling him into the shadows. The sudden moveme
The Scout and the Crab Chp.6Chapter 6 - Parasite (Alternate name: A Crab-Boomerang)The Scout and the Crab Chp.64 years ago in Introductions & Chapters More Like This
The Bostonian already regretted not killing the supposedly cursed BLU Spy. Despite his out of character notion to NOT kill him, the little crab repaid the RED mercenary by talking non-stop throughout the night.
"I understand your insecurities about kissing a man, but at the moment I am not a man; I am a crab," he began. "Kissing a crab isn't as you so colorfully described it gay." Scout didn't respond. With his back turned to the aquarium, he tried to ignore the heavily-accented voice and focused on getting some sleep. "Then again, when you think about it...kissing a crab would be unethical, but you do have to agree, it's not gay, oui?"
"I'm tryin' to sleep!" Scout snapped.
"And I am trying to become human again," retorted the Spycrab, using the same tone the Scout used against him. "As long as I believe you are the only who can lift zhis curse, I will haunt you like a ghost. This I promise."
The Scout and the Crab chp. 8Chapter 8 - TruceThe Scout and the Crab chp. 84 years ago in Introductions & Chapters More Like This
The Medic never returned. He was never killed, but he must have forgotten that he left the Spycrab trapped underneath the white bucket just outside the Scout's room. Spy lifted his head - actually his whole body lifted with him - when he heard voices approaching. It was a large group of REDs, he gathered, as he listened closely. Some were cheering, even complimenting their friends on their performance during the battle. Others were upset, disappointed with the payout of their strategy or about being killed a few times.
"A stalemate," the Spy half cheered to himself knowing that neither team won.
He scurried to the center of the bucket as he heard the Medic's voice approach, but the doctor only walked past it and continued on his way. How the Spy wished he was human again; he would make them pay for ignoring him. Granted, his class was highly specific for being igno
The Scout and the Crab chp. 9Chapter 9 - The Unfortunate TruthThe Scout and the Crab chp. 94 years ago in Introductions & Chapters More Like This
The Spycrab awoke to annoying trilling of off-key whistling, followed by the heavy footsteps. He cursed to himself when he realized the sun hasn't even risen and already the RED team was up and about. Yet another reason, he noted, why the RED team had gotten sloppy: they went to bed late and woke up too early. The Spy turned slightly and looked up at the Scout, who was still fast asleep, laying on his stomach with his face buried into the pillow as he lightly snored. The former-Frenchmen had to admit that when the Scout wasn't yelling or acting like a complete dick, he was rather...cute. It was an attribute he never would have thought about his enemy, but since he had to trust this young man with his life for the time being, he decided to change his opinion on the Scout. Part of him was mournful that eventually he would have to return to killing the boy, but that was how he was paid: to kill anyone who wore red.
"Guten Morgen, Scout!" the
The Scout and the Crab chp. 11Chapter 11 PainThe Scout and the Crab chp. 114 years ago in Introductions & Chapters More Like This
The BLU Scout was practically tripping over himself as he scrambled throughout the base. With the BLU team on a losing side for the day, the base wasn't as active as it usually was, which made his journey a little easier. His teammates moved out of his way, but while he wasn't aware of it shot him looks of disgust and disappointment as he ran past them. While they wouldn't openly admit it, they blamed the young Scout for today's loss.
The BLU Soldier acted as the BLU team's leader, if anything was to be discussed, announced or reported, it was with him. No exceptions. Scout figured what happened between him and the RED Scout was worth telling his fellow American. With the sudden disappearance of their BLU Spy, any information relating to him was valuable...at least to the BLU Scout it was.
Scout ran up the stairs when he reached the sublevel of the base, practically body slamming the doors to t
The Scout and the Crab chp.16Chapter 16 - ParentalThe Scout and the Crab chp.164 years ago in Introductions & Chapters More Like This
Did the Spy regret not convincing the Scout to kiss him while he was drunk? In a way, yes. Mostly because he then had to put up with the still drunk Scout as he slept off the vodka, but ever now and then he would jump awake and just talking non stop about random things. First it started with Scout talking about his mother, continually saying that he loves and respects her, but wished she'd stop acting like an attention needy whore! He also stated that all of his older brothers had different fathers, but despite that, they all got along like an ideal family.
"That is good to know, Scout." Spy would reply before the Scout laid down on the floor again.
The Spycrab tried to busy himself since it was still early in the afternoon. While the Scout slept, he looked around the room for the Scout's suitcase. It the least he could do since the Scout was drunk, because of him.
It took about an hour for him to find the suitcase, it was jammed in the Scout's close
The Scout and the Crab chp.15Chapter 15 - Evil has a faceThe Scout and the Crab chp.154 years ago in Introductions & Chapters More Like This
It was evident that the BLU Scout didn't like the new BLU Spy. The boy was still convinced the old Spy was going to return soon, and with the new arrival, things were just getting worse for him. Although the BLU Medic tried to talk to him about having to accept the fact their previous Spy was gone, the Scout refused to believe that and separated himself from everyone else just to cool down. He sat on his bed and looked out the window; His room looking over towards the RED base. He knew the Spy was there.
'It eez a pleasure to make your acquaintance, Petit' The new Spy was younger then the old Spy, not by much but his voice made the Scout think he was in his early 30's, perhaps late 20's even. Maybe 28, 29, Scout was just guessing. His voice had a thicker French accent and a fake smile that was always plastered on his face. 'I look forward to working wiz' you'.
Scout shivered slightly, just hearing the new Spy's
The Scout and the Crab chp. 18Chapter 18 - Welcome to ColdfrontThe Scout and the Crab chp. 184 years ago in Introductions & Chapters More Like This
The BLU Scout didn't know how to react as the RED Scout explained to him everything the Spycrab had told him about his cursed. Although he left out a few details, like him being a virgin. Both of the Scouts sat down next to each other and leaned against the door as the BLU Scout tried to comprehend everything that happened. It was hard to believe, but then again, the intelligent crab he held in his hands was evident enough.
"So..." Began the BLU Scout as he held the crab close to him. "...The Spy was turned into a crab by the ghost of Zepheniah Mann at the Harvest?"
"That's what he said." The RED Scout nodded.
The BLU Scout looked at his RED counterpart. "But why? What did he do that was s-so-so wrong?"
"Well don't ask me!" The RED Scout snapped. "I don' know and nor does he! He just went over to Harvest one day to find a way a new way to f*ck me up on the field and then BAM!" The BLU Scout jumped slightly.
The Scout and the crab chp. 25The Scout and the crab chp. 254 years ago in Introductions & Chapters More Like This
Chapter 25 - Bed Bugs
It began snowing again. Eventually forming into a snowstorm that kept both sides cooped inside till it cleared up. The Scout took the opportunity to begin his research through the book of paranormal studies. He locked himself in his room and sat on his bed, silently reading through the book, cover to cover. The Spycrab could only watch, feeling a bit helpless due to his form. Desperately, he wished he could help the Scout in some way - or that he at least knew something that would help lift his own curse. That wasn't going to happen anytime soon, but at least he kept the new BLU Spy away from the RED Scout. That was really the only bright side he could find.
The next few days were clear weather, allowing the teams to battle again. Leaving the Spycrab to only watch the fight from the window. At the end of the day, the Scout would return, shower quickly, then resume reading the book - Almost like clockwork.
The Scout eventually finished the book, only
The Scout and the Crab chp. 14Chapter 14 - Betrayal of trustThe Scout and the Crab chp. 144 years ago in Introductions & Chapters More Like This
The Spycrab awoke to an unfamiliar sound. Most likely the RED Medic and his terrible whistling skills was the Spycrab's first guess. Then again, the Medic didn't sound like... a truck? Half-awake, he looked around for clock or something to check to see what time it was. There was nothing on the Scout's walls except for a few pro-RED and baseball posters.
"Damnit, Scout." He yawned and tried to rub the sleep out of his eyes with his good claw. The other claw was still sore from his attack against his own reflection.
Very clumsily, he removed himself from the crook of the Scout's neck and scuttled across the bed and lazily walked off the edge, conveniently landing on the discarded pillow he had slept on the other day. A few slurred curses in French before the Spy finally landed on the hard floor and scampered up to the chair of the desk. He was lucky the Scout had thrown a shirt across the seat of the chair of else he wouldn't of had something
The Scout and the Crab chp.20Chapter 20 - Letter to Red (Part 1)The Scout and the Crab chp.204 years ago in Introductions & Chapters More Like This
The Spycrab rested himself on the Scout's desk, finding it to be the safest place in the Scout's room. Keeping him protected from the possibility of being stepped on by the other REDs, who occasionally burst in unannounced. Or even from being crushed from the Scout himself when he would return from a battle and just flop down on his bed...while the Spycrab would rest there as well. While on the desk, he was safe.
The Scout had yet to unpack, his room remained cluttered with boxes. Judging by the state of the Scout's workspace back in 2fort, it probably would not be long before the risk of paper avalanches would make the desk too hazardous for the Spycrab to traverse. He had himself wrapped in the BLU Scout's scarf, although he honestly preferred the RED Scout's scarf due to the fact that particular scarf still had the Bostonian's scent on it. He didn't want to hurt the BLU Scout's feelings, so he chose to bundle up with it to keep warm
The Scout and the Crab chp. 24Chapter 24 - Reading MaterialThe Scout and the Crab chp. 244 years ago in Introductions & Chapters More Like This
The Spycrab finally understood why the Scout enjoyed taking baths so much. Oh course, the joy of the actual bath was mostly just bathing with the Scout. He was still curious as to why the Scout didn't seem to mind. Usually the Scout would just put a bowl filled with warm water on the floor of the bathroom and allow the Spy to handle the rest. This time, he was actually in the tub with Scout. Not that he'd complained. He held completely still as the Scout held him in his hands as the boy sat in the tub. Just relaxing in the hot water, till the Scout cracked a steamed crab joke. Then they got down to actually washing themselves with soap. During that part, the Scout placed the crab on his shoulder. Again, the Spy didn't complain.
It was around the early evening when the Scout walked into the kitchen, after changing into some clean clothes and realizing how hungry he was. Apparently the mail had been delivered while they we
The Scout and the Crab chp. 17Chapter 17 - Cargo ConfessionsThe Scout and the Crab chp. 174 years ago in Introductions & Chapters More Like This
Scout couldn't tell how long they've been traveling. He sat idly in his seat and pressed his forehead against the window, at first watching 2Fort slowly fade from view but then just blankly watched the scenery from outside the train slowly change from a desert to a forest. Was this interesting to him? Quite the opposite. It was very boring.
Every now and then he would look up to see what his teammates were doing to keep themselves entertained. The Pyro, Soldier, Spy and Demoman were playing cards-- it was pretty evident that the Spy was winning. Most likely through cheating. The Heavy had practically taken over the seat he was sharing with the Medic, lying down on the seat with his head in the Medic's lap as he snored loudly. The Medic was trying to read a book, but found it difficult with the Heavy's -well- heavy breathing. Scout couldn't help but wonder why the Medic and Heavy weren't harassed like the Sniper was after the rumor had
The Scout and the Crab chp.19Chapter 19 - You're WelcomeThe Scout and the Crab chp.194 years ago in Introductions & Chapters More Like This
"Take in that sweet, all-American mountain air, boys!" The Red Soldier announced proudly as he stepped off of the train onto the Coldfront Station platform and inhaled deeply. "Ah! Beautiful!"
"Smells like one of my air fresheners after a typhoon." Sniper commented, sniffing the air tentatively as he looked at the patches of frost that speckled the station floor.
The Soldier shot a paranoid glare at the Aussie from over his shoulder. "Oh right, you're from the Outback. They don't get snow, do they?"
"Well, there was this one year when-"
The Sniper remained quiet, only shaking his head and sighing as he watched the pompous American strut off. At least he and the others had finally stopped making snarks about him being a possible homosexual. Perhaps it was the Scout's constant- but other wise random- outbursts that helped put an end to the rumor. It was still going to take some time for everyone to feel comfortable around him a
The Scout and the Crab chp. 21Chapter 21 - Letter to Red (Part 2)The Scout and the Crab chp. 214 years ago in Introductions & Chapters More Like This
The rest of the BLU base was just as quiet at the garage near the entrance. Scout couldn't help but feel uneasy as he followed behind the Heavy. Surely loosing their second point would've attracted the rest of the BLUs on the field, right? But no. The farther Scout and Heavy came to the final point, the silence of the base remained. Scout figured one of two possibilities could happen: A trap stationed at the final point or the BLUs were just too lazy to focus of proper defense.
"Please let it be laziness." Scout whispered nervously to himself.
"Is leetle Scout still mad?" Heavy asked.
Scout didn't reply, occasionally he peeked over his shoulder to make sure nobody was coming after them. Nothing. That was a good sign. Maybe.
"I did not mean to hurt feelings," continued the Heavy, slowing down slightly to apologize to the scout. "Scout was acting strange, and Medic advised me to assume Spy."
"I don't like being compared to that bastard, o
The Scout and the Crab chp.23Chapter 23 - Then there were twoThe Scout and the Crab chp.234 years ago in Introductions & Chapters More Like This
The Spycrab noticed an unusual change in the weather as the week went on. It stopped snowing and the cloud cover cleared up, allowing the field to warm up a bit for the fighters. It made him feel uneasy when he noticed how the snow was slowing thinning day after day. Eventually it got to the point where he could even see patches of the ground beneath the snow. That just made things worse when the REDs would return from the battle, practically covered from head to toe in mud. Particularly the Scout, due to all his running and jumping.
One of the Spycrab's newest 'hobbies' to keep himself entertained while the Scout was out. Attempting to, at least, make the Scout's space somewhat liveable for both him and the young Bostonian. While difficult, due to his size, it was helping him slim down some due to all the scuttling, pulling, pushing, and folding. The Spycrab nearly had a heart attack when the Scout arrived covered in the mud and began tra
The Scout and the Crab chp.26Chapter 26- Going soft.The Scout and the Crab chp.264 years ago in Introductions & Chapters More Like This
"What the hell were you thinking?!" Demanded the BLU Scout.
The next weekend came a lot quicker then the Scout anticipated. He and his counterpart weren't able to meet up last week due to the snowstorm, but the weather finally became tolerable to go out again. While he wasn't exactly up to meeting up with his BLU counterpart again, having gone through three days without sleep, the Spycrab badgered him into going. Needless to say, the cursed BLU Spy won the battle. Again. As promised, when the afternoon rolled around, the Scout bundled up and snuck out while his teammates were settling down for lunch.
As predicted, the BLU Scout was waiting for them there in the agreed meeting area. He greeted both the Scout and Spy with a warm smile before it immediately faded away as the other Scout began yelling at the RED Scout about yesterday's fight. Honestly, the Scout was expecting his counterpart to be laughing about the new Spy's virginity.
"Wh-What if he