The Scout and the Crab Chapter 35Chapter 35 - Broken Pride
“He asked you to do WHAT now?”
The RED Scout sighed as he leaned against the remaining wall of the destroyed cabin. Part of him was regretting seeking advice from his BLU counterpart, but then again, he didn’t have anyone else to ask.
When he had the chance, he snuck out in the middle of the night to locate the BLU Scout’s room. He almost got caught a couple of times, but his lightning-fast reaction time got him in and out of the base before anyone - especially that BLU Spy - suspected a RED was in the base.
It was simple: Wait for another rest period between endless fights and tell the BLU Scout what was going on. Easy. The trick was to explain it quickly to his counterpart in a single breath before running back to the RED base like a bat out of hell. The Scout was lucky the BLU Scout was smarter than he looked.
On a side note - despite their similar appearances -The RED Scout always thought the BLU Scout looked a
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Despite it being in the middle of the night, Scout opted to fill the tub up with hot water so he and the Spycrab can catch up and wash themselves. The Spycrab sat on the top of Scout's knee and started things off, mostly with what he learned about his replacement that could help Scout in the future.
Scout listened as he washed himself with the bar of soap, nodding occasionally with what the cursed Spy was telling him. The new Spy's fear of crabs - mostly talking crabs- made the young RED laugh, not as hard as he did when learning that his nemesis was a virgin - like him- but it was still hilarious. The crab continued, talking about the mishap on the field; The Announcer's calls and colliding missiles from the Soldiers that resulted in half the field being wiped out. The two debated about what happened. They both agreed in the end that is was probably just a communication error, hopefully something that would be fixed and the injured mercenaries
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"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
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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
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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
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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
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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.
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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
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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?!"
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"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
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Scout wasn't sure how to react. There he was, pinned up against the wall of the infirmary -without a shirt- by the Sniper and accused of being attracted to the new BLU Spy due to no record of either one killing the other over the months. The next thing Scout knew, the Sniper was...kissing him! Which was bad!
At first, Scout just froze, trying to piece together how he got into this situation in the first place. It had to be the fact that he wasn't wearing a shirt, the smell of sweat and testosterone must've messed up Sniper's mind and turned him on- and made him gay.
Actually, that was a pretty dumb idea now that Scout thought about it.
He began to panic and switch back to reality when he felt Sniper's calloused hands on his stomach, slowly gliding up towards his chest as he tried probing his tongue into Scout's mouth.
Oh, hell no!
By reflex, Scout's free hand felt around the Medic's desk. He took hold of the first object he could get his
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The Scout thought the next day would never come. He was the first one to get suited up and ready for the upcoming battle at least four hours earlier than everyone else - which surprised everyone when they came in to line up for battle. The Soldier was the only one impressed.
"That's what I want to see in all of you!" he said to the other REDs. "Up BEFORE the crack of dawn, not AT or AFTER, you lazy bunch of Maggots!"
While the Soldier went on a long explanation of the improvement he wanted to see in everyone, Scout just remained quiet. He waited for the Administrator to call out the battle so he could get the Spycrab back. By that time, he was willing to admit that he was lonely without the cursed Spy. While he did have a fun time learning from the Heavy and Medic that they were really married to women and not each other, he just wanted to be with his blue crabby friend again.
"Hey, Scout?" Scout jumped a bit, jerking aroun
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While the BLU Scout wasn't kill during the unfortunately serious of events, the blast did knock him off his feet when he caught sight of the RED Scout. He was slightly dizzy when he finally regained his footing. Needing to hold still as he rested against a rock formation - at least what was left of it- till everything stopped spinning.
"Wow! Th-that's some crazy gravity!" He laughed.
With a sigh, he pulled his satchel to his side, unzipping it and allowed the Spycrab to come up. Figuring he needed to breathe after being locked in the BLU's bag all this time. A few shakes were all it took for the Spycrab to get rid of the same feeling he shared with the BLU Scout. He looked at the almost bare field with shock, but calmed down slightly when none of the visible corpses were that of the RED Scout.
"Oh man..." commented the BLU Scout, walking forward a bit to get a better look at the damage.
When it finally hit the young BLU that everyo
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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
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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
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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
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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
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"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
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The infirmary was unusually busy. Those who were injured from the impact were dragged to the Medic by their teammates. Most of which only suffered minor injures, which made the Medic's job easier when treating them.
When the retreat was ordered by the BLU Soldier, Medic asked the Engineer to check the status of the Respawn system. Concerned about the whole situation in regards to the possible scarring on his patients. After that incident with the new BLU Spy involving a talking crab, the Medic made sure to be more aware of physical damage done before the Respawn system is switched on and off.
It was a cruel twist of science and other unexplainable martial involving that machine. It would always switch off when the end of the battle was announced. Those who have received injuries before ceasefire was called, ended up with scars when healed, unlike those who were healed during battle. While it was rare for that to happen, it was s
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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
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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
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When the harsh weather of the past few days finally cleared up one morning, the battle began almost immediately. The days cooped up inside the base had allowed the Scout to take advantage of sleeping in, which didn't make things fun at all when the Soldier pulled him out of bed, still half asleep. The Spycrab took the Scout's departure as his cue to climb up on the bed and take rest snuggled into the residual warmth left on Scout's pillow. All it took was a gust of frigid air to make the Scout snap to attention.
"I thought we never fought on the weekends." Yawned the Scout.
"We haven't had a battle in a while due to the snowstorm," began the Soldier. "The Boss wants us to make up for those days. Complainers will not be tolerated!!"
Scout received odd looks from his teammates when he began grumbling to himself as he restocked on supplies. Something about a lazy crabs, curses and wishing he was cursed so he could
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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
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The Scout groaned as he opened his eyes, only to shut them again when he made eye contract with the florescent lights from above. He let out a loud sigh, a little angry at himself for passing out from exhaustion in the RED Spy's arms. How embarrassing, and slightly gay. Kind of.
"Oh, you are...awake." said a nervous voice.
It didn't take Scout long to realize he was place halfway on a hospital bed with his legs dangling over the edge. Along with the excruciating pain when he felt cold metal prodding inside his bullet wound. Was he dreaming again? The sudden wave of pain answered his question quickly.
"AH SHIT!!" Scout screamed, about to sit up, only to have his shoulders grabbed and pulled back down on the bed.
"Calm down there, son." said a gruff, yet oddly soothing voice. Texan. Yep, that was the RED Engineer grabbing him and holding him in place.
The other hand on his leg, that belonged to the Medic. Now it was all clear. The
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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