SERAPH-30: Are We There Yet?? Alex drove the van as fast as he dared, avoiding all the main roads as they were regularly patrolled by APCs and tanks. At one point Alex had to bring the van to a complete stop, and they all hid in the rear while they waited for a low-flying helicopter to fly past; it was a tense wait, but the helicopter's buzzing rotors gradually faded, and the group continued. Eventually, they reached their destination; a two-storey house in Vermont South, sitting just past the corner leading into a court. Most of the second storey had been obliterated by explosives, and Maddy could just make out the matte-black rifles of two snipers hiding in the top-storey wreckage; luckily the snipers recognised Alex' face through the open windshield, and didn't fire.SERAPH-30: Are We There Yet??3 years ago in Introductions & Chapters More Like This
Alex drove the van up to the garage, letting everyone else out while it opened; once Titan slammed the door shut, Alex drove straight in just as the garage doors began closing again.
SERAPH-17: Alien Deathmatch The recent debate sparked between the Belgan president and the Galactic High Council regarding the latest creation of the Belgan's bio-weapons industry was the cause for all this strife.SERAPH-17: Alien Deathmatch4 years ago in Introductions & Chapters More Like This
'Infinity Stones,' as they were dubbed by the Belgans, were biological weapons of no equal, elegant in both their disguise and means of destroying a planet's populace. The Infinity Stones masqueraded as self-sustaining power sources with no equal, but produced a destructive waste product that was lethal to all forms of organic life, but was specially-tailored to leave any valuable mineral deposits untouched; there was no known way of disposing of it, and no possible way of stopping the production of the 'Black Matter' short of destroying the stones. That would take nothing less than an orbital strike from a Supernova-class dreadnought, the appropriately-dubbed 'planet destroyer.'
The Infinity Stones also required no maintenance or surveil
SERAPH-24: Clash of the Titans Before the countdown had even started, Ghost had made it clear that she had no interest in fighting Nyx. Helena had been, understandably, quite angry, but there was nothing she could do to change Ghost's mind. Ghost, like many people at SERAPH, did not care for Helena very much. All she wanted, and this is a direct quote, was a front-row seat so she could watch Helena "get the ass-kicking she so sorely deserves..."SERAPH-24: Clash of the Titans3 years ago in Introductions & Chapters More Like This
While Animal would've been content to sit back and watch as well, he wasn't one to miss out on a good fight...
Helena hit Nyx like a hurricane wind. An inhuman burst of speed shot Helena forward like a bullet as she lashed out with her right elbow; Nyx grabbed Helena's forearm with one hand, throwing a punch at Nyx's ribs with the other. Helena caught Nyx's fist in her hand, her knee becoming a matte-black blur as she smashed it into Nyx's stomach.
Nyx coughed, winded sligh
SERAPH-14: Commandos We'd taken a position atop a ridge overlooking the Dragon's Nest; Cat was watching the automated defence turrets through the scope of a high-powered anti-materiel rifle attached to his arm, while I was peering down with the help of a pair of binoculars. Ghost had begun her climb down the ridge about ten minutes ago, and had been slowly creeping past the turrets ever since.SERAPH-14: Commandos4 years ago in Introductions & Chapters More Like This
"Give us an update, Ghost; what's your twenty?" Cat asked. He was looking around the valley with his scope, switching between filters to try and spot the elusive girl; but, true to her word, none of the filters were picking her up.
Then the window of the door to the gatehouse, which I was looking at through my binoculars, suddenly shattered inwards; over my radio headset, I heard Ghost hiss in pain slightly.
"I've got control of the exterior defences; any recommendations for shutting them off?" she replied. It was eerie for me to
SERAPH-11: Hospital Date Two stories dominated the news headlines the next morning.SERAPH-11: Hospital Date4 years ago in Introductions & Chapters More Like This
A short stretch of a Kensington street was torn up overnight; as the fires in that area had spread quite extensively by the time emergency services showed up, there was little forensic evidence that could determine the identity of the culprits. Property damage estimates were astronomical due to the district's historic nature.
Two people, a father and daughter, were rushed to hospital. The father had a seriously-broken spine, and doctors were unable to restore to him the use of his legs; he would be confined to a wheelchair for the rest of his life. The injuries inflicted on the daughter, however, captured the nation's heart. Her face had been seriously burned, and she had been put into an induced coma after suffering some kind of stroke or brain haemorrhage that night, probably brought on by deep-tissue damage; doctors were confident, however, that
SERAPH-20: Omega Tropic and I dashed away from the second decontamination chamber, rounding the corner and coming face-to-face with a massive barricade; desks, medical gurneys, trolleys and anything else thick enough to block a bullet had been piled up across the hallway in front of us.SERAPH-20: Omega4 years ago in Introductions & Chapters More Like This
It hadn't stopped Agent Omega; he'd just blasted straight through the wall of debris and massacred the last group of soldiers. Cornered, alone and, more important, beaten; I couldn't imagine how terrified these soldiers would've been.
Just as the two of us dashed past the wreckage, a cavernous roar echoed through the base as something exploded; Wrex had arrived. Tropic looked at me, shoving me forward.
"Quit gawking like an idiot and move!" she urged. "I'll keep him busy!"
"You won't last two minutes against him!" I shouted. She shoved me again, harder.
"Then you'd better hurry your arse up!"
SERAPH-25: Defending the Sanctuary pt1 On the day of Cat and Tropic's orientation, the Sanctuary was in the middle of an extensive resupply. Having just returned from a training exercise off the coast of Ireland, the crew of the SERAPH-owned supercarrier was busy restocking the ship's stores of food, clean water, machine parts, tools and medical equipment, as well as whatever requisition orders had been put forward by the crew.SERAPH-25: Defending the Sanctuary pt13 years ago in Introductions & Chapters More Like This
It was a simple enough matter for GaiaTech to tamper with a few of the shipments; the containers on several deliveries were modified, with hidden man-sized recesses added into the walls of the containers, concealed from external sensors by sophisticated jamming equipment.
Over the course of the first three days of the Sanctuary's resupply, GaiaTech had managed to smuggle dozens of mercenary commandos aboard the ship. On the fourth day, the day of Cat and Tropic's visit to the Sanctuary, they were ordered to move; all thirt
SERAPH-05: Feline Troubles The gang-member's daughter who escaped police custody appeared briefly in the news again, spotted attempting to break into a service station. Security vision shows a brief image of the girl being accosted by a cybernetic woman in police uniform, before the tape mysteriously cuts out; the loss of video was blamed on data corruption.SERAPH-05: Feline Troubles4 years ago in Introductions & Chapters More Like This
American astrologers were ecstatic when their space telescopes picked up a peculiar object entering Earth's orbit. Preliminary scans revealed that it possessed metallic properties and, strangely, was moving through the use of some kind of propulsion system; all factors which pointed to an alien spacecraft. Their excitement promptly ended when its trajectory was plotted, with the crash site being somewhere in the Scottish highlands, an area that was closed off to American eyes. This discovery, unfortunately for them, would belong to the people of the United Kingdom.
SERAPH-33: Meanwhile, Back At The Ranch...SARISSERAPH-33: Meanwhile, Back At The Ranch...3 years ago in Introductions & Chapters More Like This
I stood at the aft of the ship, looking at the churning water behind the Sanctuary. In my magnified vision, I could clearly see the tiny black shape of a warship, ringed by half a dozen much larger, more heavily-armed vessels. The smaller ship had an odd shape; instead of gun emplacements there were dozens of monster truck tyre-sized radio dishes, and in place of a bridge was a bulbous orb, like a giant sphere of grey Play-Doh had fallen from the sky onto the hull of a corvette. Above the ship, growing from the rear, was a massive illuminated globe that flashed bright green every few seconds. The Tanaka.
"So, what's the plan?" Chimera asked from behind me. Not for the first time, I found myself caught by his distinctive accent.
"That big pylon at the back of the ship; I figure that's the shield generator," I explained. "Among my people, the technology and
SERAPH-08: Cops and Psychos As soon as Elsa Williams barged through the office door of Special Agent Gavin Farrow, his receptionist had called the police; she feared that the young woman with green hair was another of Mr. Farrow's many ex-girlfriends, and many of them came to his office to scream and shriek at him. Some caused property damage, and the receptionist had learned not to take chances when angry women charged, unannounced, into Mr. Farrow's office. Within minutes of the call going out, a police car arrived on the scene; inside was Lieutenant Zara Blake, who arrived just in time to see Mr. Farrow's window explode...SERAPH-08: Cops and Psychos4 years ago in Introductions & Chapters More Like This
As I got out of my patrol car, a rain of broken glass fell all around me. I shielded the organic side of my face with one of my metal arms, glaring up at the office with my synthetic eye...
There was the briefest flash of dull-green as something dove out of the broken window and swang across the road using some kind of cabl
SERAPH-04: Hero Business Two weeks passed since the incident at the FloraTech laboratory in London.SERAPH-04: Hero Business4 years ago in Introductions & Chapters More Like This
The brightest scientists and technicians at FloraTech were absorbed into GaiaTech while the rest, some seven-hundred employees, were laid off. A day after the announcement, an American naval flotilla just outside the English Channel was boarded. Officers in the ordnance control centre of the flotilla's flagship, the battleship USS Obama, were overpowered by an unknown assailant, who then used the warship's cannons to bombard a GaiaTech facility on the French coast; casualties were limited to a GaiaTech official running an after-hours inspection and his bodyguard. A similar virus to the one released into the FloraTech database was then deployed into the Obama's systems, erasing all evidence.
That same day in the Rocky Mountains in Utah, an underground GaiaTech facility sent out an urgent distress signal. The rapid-respon
SERAPH-34: Breaking And Entering The Coalition of the Rising Sun didn't rely on human soldiers.SERAPH-34: Breaking And Entering3 years ago in Introductions & Chapters More Like This
Oh sure, they had the numbers for it, but it took too long to train them and was too costly to outfit and arm them. They did, however, train smaller squads of soldiers; these were elite men, on par with America's Navy SEALs or the Marines. They weren't many, and what few there were had been assigned to protect high-value assets, like the general in charge of the team breaking into the facility.
To compensate for the lack of trained soldiers, the Sunnies had brought hundreds of thousands of mechs; it was a fact that was accepted world-wide that Japan made the best mechs, and they had two-hundred of their top-of-the-line units patrolling Lilydale Lake.
The Mechanised Anti-infantry Combat Unit, Series IV, or better known as the MACU-IV, was almost like a real-life Terminator. It could stand up to machinegun fire, shrug off explosives, get set on f
SERAPH-18: Pressing the Target We all charged into the elevator, and Zephon pressed the button for the thirty-ninth floor almost eight times before the doors closed. The Altairians all fidgeted anxiously, and even Jeth looked rattled. I tapped a button on my helmet's temple, turning my radio's long-range transmitter on.SERAPH-18: Pressing the Target4 years ago in Introductions & Chapters More Like This
"All units, this is Dagger One; we're inside the main complex, heading to the control room in the freight elevator. Any other teams heading in, be advised we booby-trapped the train tunnel; if you want to come in, come in another way!"
The other seven team leaders acknowledged my broadcast; five of the teams were too far away to be of any assistance, one was close enough but was cornered in a parking garage by an enemy attack helicopter. The seventh team leader divided his squad in half; half would give assistance to the trapped squad, while the other would enter the command centre through maintenance tunnels on the weste
SERAPH-12: Hunting E.T. British special forces had by now quarantined the crash site of the alien spacecraft, and kept a twenty-man garrison of SAS commandos to maintain security while crews of scientists studied the craft.SERAPH-12: Hunting E.T.4 years ago in Introductions & Chapters More Like This
The first thing they discovered about it was that it was unmanned, operating on some kind of autopilot.
The second discovery, achieved via the use of x-ray, was that the spacecraft appeared to be some kind of portable armoury. Various imaging devices picked up the silhouettes of multiple strange-looking weapons; carbines, sniper rifles and even a couple of large-bore weapons, presumably RPGs or grenade launchers. There were also several small power cells that the scanners picked up; the energy signature was massive, more so than a comparably-sized plasma clip manufactured on Earth.
Sometime later, the British government was contacted by the crew at Parkes Observatory in New South Wales, the radio telescope that relayed t
SERAPH-29: Reach vs. Flexibility It was like a scene straight out of an old action movie.SERAPH-29: Reach vs. Flexibility3 years ago in Introductions & Chapters More Like This
First the window exploded as a chair came flying through it like a bullet, ricocheting off the opposite building before crashing to the road beside the waiting van as a crumpled heap of torn fabric, shredded foam and bent plastic.
It was followed soon after by the massive form of Titan, who charged out through the window with Cat right behind him. Titan turned in midair and fired at Cat's head point-blank, sending him flying back into the office building.
His arm then jerked from his waist before up to shoulder height; it looked like he was throwing something to the six people in the van below, but none of them could see well enough to know what it was...
It was then made perfectly clear to them what happened, when the entire second storey exploded. The windows were blasted out by a thunderclap-like explosion, and the ceiling ballooned alarmingly be
My TF Story 1 Charter 1Chapter 1My TF Story 1 Charter 15 years ago in Introductions & Chapters More Like This
The Failed Experiment
A door slid open and two men walked out from a hallway and into a darkly lit room, dragging two teenagers behind them. The teenagers were unconscious, their feet dragging behind them and their heads lulling from side to side.
The room the group entered looked like a lab of some kind. Before them there was steps leading down into the lower quarters of the lab at both sides. On the top floor facing the door, a big control panel lay, which seemed to control the entire room. It had a tall glass window in front of the panel, blackness coming from behind it.
The shorter man from the pair walked up to the panel and pushed a button on it. The door that the four of them just came through shut immediately. Next, the man pushed a few more buttons and the lights came on, highlighting what lay behind the window. The lower quarters that had once been just darkness, now had long slab-looking tables and different devices beside them, one monitor on each side for each ta
SERAPH-36: Cat FightCATSERAPH-36: Cat Fight3 years ago in Introductions & Chapters More Like This
It was a very surreal sight; surrounded by trees, beyond which could be heard the gentle lapping of water, was a snow-white tent about twenty-metres square and five-or-so high, emblazoned on the sides with the Coalition's gaudy, orange emblem. A lone samurai guarded the doorway, but Jackie put him down with a lightning bolt that struck him square in the forehead, disintegrating the top third of his skull; I procured three of the dead soldier's grenades as well as his weapon, a double-barrelled assault rifle with an underslung grenade launcher and two thirty-centimetre blades, one on each side.
I went into the tent first, finding it was empty; in the centre was a stairway that dug down into the earth. Using my wrist computer, I turned up the brightness of my visor until it shone like a torch, illuminating a narrow passageway about a metre wide and twice as tall. The passageway was all white; white walls, white floor
SERAPH-31: Floats Like a Bird, Stings Like a Bitch A Korean dreadnought was dead ahead, presenting its broadside to the Sanctuary as two smaller Chinese corvettes moved up on her flanks; the commander of the Coalition of the Rising Sun's fleet had hailed the British ultra-carrier soon after it entered "their" waters. The wizened Japanese admiral had given SERAPH an ultimatum: turn back or be blown out of the water.SERAPH-31: Floats Like a Bird, Stings Like a Bitch3 years ago in Introductions & Chapters More Like This
Anderson presented a counter-ultimatum: let the Sanctuary pass, or lose three ships. The admiral had wished her a pleasant afterlife, and ordered his ships into attack positions.
Anderson watched calmly as the two ships on the Sanctuary's flanks peeled away while the dreadnought ahead began charging her weapons.
Anderson stared down at the ship, glaring straight at the bridge of the dreadnought; her eyes glazed over slightly. Tropic, who was standing beside Anderson, lifted a telescopic sight from a sniper rifle to her eye;
The Story of Metal SonicThe Story of Metal Sonic10 years ago in General Fiction More Like This
The Story of Metal Sonic
This world of the living... so strange... yet always amazes my few senses.
"It's completed! My greatest weapon! Programmed with the very essence of its enemy. Sonic will never stand a chance!"
This is what newly awoken microphones picked up. A loud and rather irritating voice rang through the sensitive electronics of the artificial ear. Slowly, optic censors came online. Red eyes floating in a see of black scanned the unknown surroundings with curiosity behind their threatening crimson.
"Where... where am I...?" the voice chirped and beeped. "Who am I?"
"You are Metal Sonic, my greatest creation. I am you ingenious creator, Dr. Eggman. I
am your master, you follow my orders." His voice was deep and demanding to the tiny robot.
His censors picked up on the large, strangely shaped human in front of him. He was suddenly bombarded by data of his height, weight, heart rate, and other forms of status from the organic creature. His advanced brain took in the
Dragon Bleeder Chapter 1Chapter 1Dragon Bleeder Chapter 14 years ago in Introductions & Chapters More Like This
Loki flipped the knife as he walked to get his meal for dinner. He had forgotten the knife again, just like he had the last hundred times he went to get his food. He knew he shouldn't flip the knife around in one hand, but it was fun, even if it was stupid. He had got his name from the Norse god of mischief, Loki. He also got it from his Mum's childhood cat, also named Loki. He knew it was a weird way to get a name but he didn't care, it was his name. He was 18 years old, was just the right height for his age and was skinny enough that you could see his ribs through his skin. He had dark brown hair that stuck out in every direction, even darker brown eyes and he wore glasses. It was the holidays from school, so he was wearing some navy-blue shorts and a plain black shirt. It was the second day of the school holidays and already everyone was relaxing. As he walked into the dining room he heard a noise behind the door. Something rushed at him. Knowing it was a bad idea even as
SERAPH-37: Time To Haul Ass Outta Here!CATSERAPH-37: Time To Haul Ass Outta Here!3 years ago in Introductions & Chapters More Like This
I half-dragged Jackie through the hallway to the stairs leading up to the surface; the tinting of my visor automatically darkened to protect my eyes from the sudden jump in light level, and I took the stairs three at a time. Jackie stumbled after me, nearly falling over; my firm grip on her arm kept her on her feet, however, and I burst up to the surf--
...it was like walking into the middle of the Last Judgment.
Thunderous explosions sounded across the lake from the bank, and smoke billowed into the sky, blotting out the sun and tainting everything with a mud-brown hue.
"What the hell did we miss??" I gasped. Jackie sniggered.
"Titan," she said, pointing at the bank where the smoke flowed into the sky. I looked at the pillar of smoke.
"Jesus, I hope he left at least one truck intact for us," I sighed softly. Jackie laughed.
SERAPH-07: Score To Settle Not much happened in the space of these few short hours.SERAPH-07: Score To Settle4 years ago in Introductions & Chapters More Like This
Australian commandos scored a minor victory against the encroaching Japanese fleet; a covert team of scuba specialists swam out to an aircraft carrier serving as the fleet's flagship and sunk it with mines attached to strategic points along the carrier's hull. The propulsion systems of several smaller ships were also sabotaged; the repairs would set the invasion back weeks.
And London's emergency services hotline received a call from a distraught man claiming his house had been broken into; the agonised screaming of a young girl drowned out his words, and maniacal laughter could be heard over the line just before the call cut out.
The number was traced, and emergency services were dispatched to the address of Troy and Daisy Buchanan...
The sight that greeted me as I turned the corner shocked me, making my head swim and my heart beat like a drum. Smo
SERAPH-43: UFOsANDERSONSERAPH-43: UFOs2 years ago in Introductions & Chapters More Like This
I looked up from my computer screen as Saris walked into my office. His armour was scuffed in places, scorched and riddled with ricochet marks; he hadnt had time to make repairs since the battle, and it was only cosmetic damage, hed insisted.
Anderson, we have a problem, was his opening line. Hed never been one to mince words.
What is it? I asked, putting the computer to sleep. Saris stepped back, letting a panel of my desk light up. A puff of blue digital smoke gushed from the screen, which briefly coalesced into a hologram of Ben before changing to an image of the Earth.
Last week, shortly after I was integrated into Sanctuary, Saris asked me to hijack a few radio telescope installations and scan for abnormal radar signatures. Well, I found two.
The image of Earth shrank, and two blips appeared beyond the moon. They were both bisected by si
Transformation ch 1Just so you know the main character in this story is a guy amd he's supposed to be somewhere between 16 and 18 years old, I guess, but I haven't thought of a name for him yet.Transformation ch 14 years ago in Drama More Like This
Anyways, here's the story:
I sat down at my seat.
A few minutes later, the waitress came around.
"Hello, my name is Kelly and I'll be your waitress today." She said in a bubbly, happy voice, the complete contrast of how I feel right now. "What would like today, sir?"
"Umm...a coke, and some raviolis." I said, hoping I didn't sound as upset or as bleak and confused as I felt.
She wrote it down on a notepad, said a genuine sounding "thank you", turned and walked off.
I sat there, waiting patiently.
I really needed something nice for everything's that's been going on.
I needed a night to just eat and relax and not worry about the freaky things that have been happening to me.
Emphasis on Freaky.
As I waited, I glanced through the menu just to see if there was something better than the food I'd already chosen, and to