| 11:24:46 17 February 2009
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Fall of a Sharpshooter Part 1 - A Stubborn Stalker|
A bird flew through the radioactive streets of New York, bodies littered the streets, old tanks and fighters were strewn across the debris. The great battle that took place here had left the area a desolate waste. The bird flew towards the heart of the radiation, a large structure, one that housed several nuclear warheads. The bird flew through the collapsed roof and landed on the outstretched hand of a fallen stalker, the bird settled on the hand and pecked at the fingers, the hand closed trapping the bird. The bird looked at the stalker, his eyes opened...
Strelok stared up at the sky, he pulled himself to his feet, he released the struggling bird, it was a small pigeon, it flew up out the hole in the roof. His Geiger counter had a piece of shrapnel lodged in it. He looked around, he had completed his goal, well not quite. He opened the box-shaped case he had brought with him, he opened it revealing a rainbow colored orb, millions of colors seemed to float aimlessly in the crystal shell. He touched it, it flashed, the colors violently flashed in the orb, he took his hands off of it and closed the box. He felt ill, he assumed it was the radiation in this building. He felt his heart beat rapidly, he looked at his suit. His suit was shredded, vital parts to it were torn out, the Exo-Skeleton must have shielded him from the blast but failed to keep itself safe. He took off the suit, he noticed something attached to the suit. He pulled out a double barreled rifle, an over and under design, a Beretta Silver Pigeon, with the engraving Lakota on it.
"hello hello" said Strelok examining the burned wood and battered metal exterior of the gun, he looked to see the end of the barrels were bent "damn"
He slung the rifle over his shoulder, carefully walking over the debris. He saw his old assault rifle, a fast shooting AK-74, it had snapped in half, his pistol Big Ben must be near it, both useless now.
He picked up a sharp piece of metal and crept silently through the rubble, he stopped to listen, someone was talking outside.
"sir the Maelstrom Core is gone, yes sir I know, Strelok is dead we checked, at once sir, what should we do about the Stalkers? Kill them? At once sir" said the voice, Strelok looked through a hole in the wall, several men in red and gold SEVA suits, the Red Flag were betraying them.
Before he could think, Strelok lept through the hole and stabbed the blade right through the neck of one of the Red Flag, he turned and swung the blade at another who was pulling out his sidearm. He heard a bang as a shotgun fired, he felt the many shots graze against his back, he threw the blade at the shooter, he saw one more aiming an AK-74 at him. Strelok dived at him.
Strelok came to his senses, he was suddenly covered in blood, the Red Flag soldier was brutally mauled, Strelok looked at his hands, he suddenly had a strange sensation, he wanted to kill, he snapped out of it and looked around.
He was sweating, his heart racing he walked dizzily down the street, he just realized it was pouring rain. He walked into a nearby building, he looked around, it was a gun store. He grabbed several bandoleers and loaded them with shotgun shells, he looked across the street, a hardware store. He ran across the street and found a saw, he sawed off most of the barrel of his Silver Pigeon as well as the butt of the gun. He looked around and found an old Gas mask. He put it on and ran outside, he saw an army surplus. He ran inside and dressed in camouflage, he grabbed several canteens and filled the with bottled water. He put on a Boonie hat and found some old night vision goggles and an old machete, he dressed quickly and loaded the Lupara, he stepped out into the rain.
He walked down several streets, the towers were in ruins but they were still high enough that he found himself lost. He should have learned more about America, or at least found a map. He suddenly heard several voices, he dived into a nearby building. He heard several footsteps and raised voices.
"Mitchells cover our rear they could be following" shouted one of the voices
"sir there coming fast, we can't outrun them" said another voice, Mitchells
"fine, get to cover" the first voice shouted "Mitchells, go with Jenkins to the second floor of that building, Winston set up your sniper rifle on the third, Barlow, first floor, get that MG ready"
"what about you sir?" a voice asked
"I will stand outside" said the first voice
Strelok looked out the window, he saw five marines quickly rushing for cover, he looked down the street to see a massive horde of mutants running their way. He watched as the leader of the group fired several blasts with his shotgun, there were too many. Strelok stood up and jumped out the window, firing two shots, he quickly reloaded...
I'm back baby.