Story: Beware of Them!
Beware of Them
Shinacook Creek, New Mexico
Shinacook Creek... a small quiet town just West of Alamogordo. Population was about 150 people. Emphasis on the WAS. For almost all 150 of them were now missing... and the town itself was torn apart. It reminded Doctor Alexander Valiant of his time spent in Europe back during the War. As one could imagine, they weren't exactly pleasant memories.
New Mexico State Police Sergeant Whitmore was there waiting for him at the hastily built headquarters set up near the center of the town. The big man couldn't help but notice some of the stares he got from the officers, like the kind you saw on folks when they bumped into a movie star, sports celebrity... or in his case... a war hero. Doc tried though, to keep his mind on the business at hand.
The Police Sergeant looked tired and disheveled. He looked like a man overwhelmed. Doc really hoped he could help.
"Thank you for getting here on such short notice Doctor Valiant." stated
ALTERNITIES - The Day The World ChangedALTERNITIES - The Day The World Changed1 year ago in Settings More Like This
The Day The World Changed
July 19, 1943
As he watched the jeep flying through the air towards him, the young hero Alexander Valiant (or just Valiant to his fellow fighters) couldn't help but wonder if, maybe (just maybe), his father had been right. It had been months (almost four now) since the now-missing Ezekial Dillinger bestowed upon him the powers he currently weilded. Months since he disregarded his father's wishes and joined up to fight tyranny and fascism.
And only NOW, as he stared his mortality in the face, did the young Valiant find himself reconsidering his decision. As he dove to the side, the metallic vehicle crashed into the brick and mortar of a nearby pub. Tank fire and explosions echoed throughout the streets as he tried to regain his composure.
"Still alive little American?" asked a deep, accented, voice. It belonged to a towering teutonic titan who went by the codename 'Maciste'. Alexander had
Kim's Big HitWith a flash of light she arrived. Kim Paler opened her eyes and surveyed her surroundings. It did no take long in the janitorial closet she had appeared in.Kim's Big Hit8 months ago in Settings More Like This
"Not my most impressive entrance, but necessary." She said with a smirk.
She examined the wall to her right, finding the precise spot she wanted. One of her cybernetic legs reached forth and cut through the wall, exposing a junction box. Once it was pried open it was a simple matter to attach a device that would filter some of the security sensors, making her nearly invisible.
Years of planning went into this operation. Stranger Industries was one of the top tech developers in the world, which made its labs one of the biggest prizes to raid. It also made it one of the hardest of targets to hit, with it having the best of security systems. A lot of research went into learning what kind of systems it had in place. Researching building schematics, where access points could be found,