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  21:24:46  21 September 2009
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Danlo
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The Creature In the Warehouse

This is set just after the events in Clear Sky when Duty are thinking of moving in Rostok and set-up the Bar.


The Creature In The Warehouse


Rostok Factory Complex,
Ukrainian Chernobyl Exclusion Zone
12th October 2011, 13:15

Duty Incursion into Rostok, scouting the area for possible new Headquarters.


'I don't have a good feeling about this one!' Little Luka said. No one paid him any attention. No ever did. The five man Duty squad stood outside one of the largest warehouses they have ever seen. It must have covered a good square kilometre and was about three stories high. It's massive steel doors, about two stories high themselves, where closed but a pair of human sized double doors set into them were closed by nothing more than a very old rusty chain and padlock.

'Oh, come on Yuri, there's no way we're ever gonna get this far from the main section and we've scouted that already.' Makar was the eldest of the five men and the laziest.

'That's Sergeant to you Corporal Makar. We need somewhere to hold up for the night, it'll take too long to get back to the Garbage and I don't fancy getting caught out in the dark. Remember lads this is Bloodsucker territory.' Yuri looked around at his woefully inadequate and inept squad. Why the Colonel had thought these four men would be best for this job he had no idea.

Bear raised himself up to his massive six foot two inches and picked up the RPK that he habitually carried - especially as he was usually the only one who could carry it.

'Aye, aye Sergeant.' He muttered.

'That's the navy. Christ Bear I swear you are as stupid as you are big.' Yuri snapped at the big man. Bear just smiled. He had dropped out of a Physics degree at Kiev to come to the Zone so he knew how stupid he really was.

'Leave the big guy alone Yuri,' Sanyok called. 'Are we going inside or what?'

Yuri swung around to face the only one of this bunch of misfits he was really scared of. I should just punch him in the face, he thought, that would show him who was in charge. But I have a better idea.

'We go in and thank you for volunteering to go on point Sanyok.'

Sanyok's shoulders sagged and he slowly took his Groza off his shoulder and headed for the door. He used the butt of his weapon to smash the rusty lock and pulled the ancient metal chain and opened the door. Typically one of the doors stuck and the other would only open part of the way.
  13:15:57  22 September 2009
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The Creature In the Warehouse

...Bear raised himself up to his massive six foot two inches and picked up the RPK that he habitually carried - especially as he was usually the only one who could carry it...
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Why? It's only about 5 kg (10 lb).

Keep it up.
  21:54:36  5 October 2009
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Danlo
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The Creature In The Warehouse (cont)

As Sanyok squeezed himself between the double doors he suddenly felt something he had not felt since he was a small child. He suddenly had an immense wave of fear wash over him. He remembered the feeling from when he had been a child, he would hide under the covers with a torch so that the monster under the bed wouldn't get him. He looked into the warehouse and noticed that the interior had suddenly became an awful lot darker than he had noticed before. In fact as this building had windows nearly a single storey in height it was a lot darker than it should be. The fear swept through him like a wildfire, he felt cold chills running down his spine. He couldn't move. He was frozen in terror at what could be awaiting them inside this building.

Why am I so scared? There's nothing there that can hurt me, not after I shoot it full of holes anyway. Why can't I move? It does look very dark in there. I have faced worse things than the dark before now. It is very dark in there. I haven't been afraid of the dark since I was ten. It's just a childish thing.

'Sanyok man, you ok? What's the hold up?' Makar's voice broke what had gripped Sanyok's mind and the dark seemed less impenetrable, less foreboding, less dark. Sanyok starightened himself up and turned back to his sergeant.

'Nothing Sarge! Nothing at all!' He said and coughed to hide the obvious trembling in his voice. Hopefully everyone else will just think he had dust in his throat. 'Just moving inside.'

The fear had not left him entirely though. Sanyok found himself staring at every shadow and covering every dark patch. It was a s if he was expecting something to jump out at him at any moment. He moved away from the door very slowly, like a man who could not swim moved away from the only floating object in the sea. He felt rising panic swelling with him and he fought to keep it down.

He looked about himself and took stock of what he was surrounded by. The warehouse floor was covered with long rows of various machines that did not seem to serve any purpose. The machines were of different construction and various sizes. There was a catwalk about five metres above him, but it was empty and looked rusty and completely unsafe. High above in the dim shadows of the roof he could just about make out enormous rafters. Ropes and chains hung from the rafters and connected the ceiling with the catwalk and the warehouse floor. The air was dusty and the windows covered in decades of dirt. What light made it into the warehouse came in as dusty shafts that did little to illuminate the interior.

All in all it was not a welcoming sight. But the worst thing was the noise, or rather the completely lack of noise. The only thing that Sanyok could hear was they sound of his own boots on the concrete floor, the rustle of his clothing and the creak of the double doors as his comrades followed him in.

We're all gonna die in here!

There was no reason for the thought, yet it kept playing through his mind. He turned to look at his friends in a hope that their friendly faces would help to boost his flagging defences against his own fear. But their faces looked just as uncomfortable about being here as his probably did.

We're all gonna die in here!
  04:30:45  6 October 2009
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Is this the story you find on the dutier in WT?
  13:00:26  6 October 2009
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Is this the story you find on the dutier in WT?
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tbh honest I'm not sure if this is a vanilla story or if it came from one of the mods
  16:52:28  6 October 2009
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The Creature In The Warehouse (continued)

The quiet was, possibly, the most disturbing thing. Sanyok was about ten metres in front of the rest of the squad yet he could quite easily make out every word that was whispered.

'Anyone else feel that?' Little Luka whispered.

'Feel what?' The Sergeant replied.

'The feel that something's gonna run it's talon up your spine any second?' Makar asked.

'That's it.' Luka said.

'You too knock it off right now!' Yuri said as loudly as he dared through clenched teeth.

Sanyok suddenly stopped; something had caught his eye. He raised his arms slowly to let the others know that he needed then to stop. He continued to watch, the area that had caught his attention, though the corner of his eye. Something had moved. Something large had moved slightly. Sanyok could feel the sweat break out on his forehead and begin to run down the side of his face. Something big was living here. And he guessed that it probably wouldn't like to be disturbed.

He slowly turned his head so that he could take a good look at whatever it was. He could feel the fear crawling up his spine and simultaneously flooding his bowls and cramping his stomach. We're all gonna die!

There was nothing there. The place where he had seen movement was completely empty. In fact there was nothing there that could move. Sanyok let his breath out as he realised he had been holding it since he thought he had seen movement.

He suddenly tried to twist his back backwards ninety degrees to up right in an attempt to avoid something that was swinging at him from the roof. He felt its passage as a faint breeze a swishing sound. He straightened up, raised his weapon at the general area where whatever it was had gone and shouted, 'CONTACT!' He started firing. He then dropped and rolled further down the aisle he had been walking and came back up firing at the same place. He heard the rest of the squad open up, but they were firing blindly at the roof.

Sanyok was pulling a fresh magazine out of his webbing when he heard Yuri shouting.

'CEASE FIRE! Cease fire! Sanyok what did you see?'

'Something tried to decapitate me Sarge!' Sanyok shouted back. 'It was swinging down from the roof and swung back up there.'

'Did you see anything at all?' Sanyok could hear the incredulity in the Sergeant's voice.

'I felt it pass by my head,' he said. He knew there had been something there. Hadn't there been something there?

'I was watching you Corporal. You've been jumpy since we entered this place. I didn't see anything near you, you just reacted and then started firing.'

There was something, Sanyok told himself. I swear I saw something. Did I see something?

'I think this place is havin' a bad effect on all of us Sarge!' Bear stated quiet calmly. Thank God he said it, Sanyok thought.

Suddenly there was a enormous metallic crash as something large hit the cat-walk above their heads. The noise was almost deafening in the extreme quiet of the warehouse.

'There it is,' Little Luka shouted and started firing at a large man-sized shadow on the cat-walk. Suddenly the air in the warehouse erupted into gunfire and something screamed an inhuman scream.
  18:21:43  6 October 2009
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  18:24:05  6 October 2009
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Nice work, this is creepy.


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  20:33:58  6 October 2009
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Thank you - I was using the experiences of the Dark Valley Underground and the film The Keep as a reference to what this go like.

Seems to be working

When writing scary stories they say you should write about what scares you - tbh I'm on scared of open water and needles (oh and my ex-wife) nothing in that to scare you in the zone.
  22:48:46  6 October 2009
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(oh and my ex-wife)
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Nothing a restraining order doesnt keep at bay (and at a distance).

-beyonder
 
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