| 20:32:10 18 February 2009
On forum: 01/22/2008
Fall of a Sharpshooter Part 2 - Disaster at Sea|
Strelok fired another two shots taking the head clean off of a bloodsucker, the marines fired at the oncoming horde, machine gun fire ripped through the mess of mutants, the leader of the marines fired a Mossberg 590 stabbing the nearest mutants with his M7 bayonet. Strelok pulled out his machete, swinging into the horde, he turned to the marine leader and fired two shots, the marine ducked. The shots blew off the eyes of a pseudogiant causing it to stampede randomly. The marine on the ground stabbed the air as mutants climbed on top of him, a bloodsucker knocked his shotgun away from his hands, the marine stabbed with his combat knife, Strelok fired two shots into its head blowing it apart, Strelok quickly reloaded. The horde of mutants turned and jumped through a nearby building and ran out the back door.
The marines left the building, before their leader could say anything Strelok aimed his Lupara at the marine leaders head, his machete at another's throat.
"son of a bitch" shouted their leader
"now here is what we are going to do" said Strelok "I do not know this city, I assume you do, you will take me to the docks and I do not kill you two, and without your leader or your machine gunner you are not going to survive another wave like that"
"then kill us" said their leader
"I would but wouldn't it be easier to just show me the docks, and after all I did save you, it would be polite to return the favor" said Strelok
"ask your commie friends for help" their leader shouted
"well, I kind of killed a couple of them and they believe me dead, they also are turning on well everyone" said Strelok
"so what benefit would we get from helping you, you helped destroy our government and helped communism" said the Marine
"well, I never served Communism, both you and the Red Flag are fighting for control, I am not" said Strelok
"then what are you fighting for?" the Marine asked
"the future, right now we are going to destroy ourselves unless I return this artifact to the Chernobyl nuclear power plant" said Strelok tapping the case strapped around his waist with his machete
"fine" said the Marine "we will take you to the harbor and you can leave"
"good, now get walking" said Strelok motioning with his gun
They started to walk down the road, Strelok suddenly felt ill, he stumbled, he felt an insatiable hunger, he snapped out of it. They walked down several streets and alleys passing many broken tanks and bodies.
"almost there" said the Marine "we weren't far from it, the amount of rubble makes it seem farther away"
They walked down the path when suddenly they heard a howl, they turned to see a bloodsucker staring at them, it didn't move it just seemed to curiously stare. One of the marines raised his rifle and fired, the bloodsucker ran out of the way, it ran straight for them. Strelok holstered his sawn off and held his machete in a ready position, he suddenly felt the hunger, the rage, he dropped his machete. Strelok ran at the Bloodsucker and started clawing at every inch of it, he snapped back to see a mangled mess in front of him.
The marines stared in shock as he stood up, blood dripping off his gas mask.
"lets go" said Strelok, the marines turned slowly and started moving again, looking occasionally over their shoulders.
They reached the harbor shortly after, they walked along the docks towards the only seaworthy ship, Strelok turned to them.
"you may leave now" he said walking towards the ship, suddenly a massive tentacle crashing into the ships sinking them all. "RUN NOW"
The marines turned and ran as several tentacles emerged from the water, suddenly a massive shap came into view, it was a massive octopus, it stared its massive eyes at him, he was surprised it fit considering how big it was until he remembered how small of gaps an octopus can if it, he stared at the living island as it stared back, it raised a tentacle which moved towards Strelok. Strelok winced but the tentacle did not touch him, instead it was held in front of him expectantly, Strelok grabbed it and climbed on top of it. He looked at the beast nervously as it stared expectantly.
"I need to get to Chernobyl, can you drop me off at Odessa?" Strelok asked hesitantly, the beast stared for a moment then, nearly knocking Strelok over in surprise, it turned and swam out into the sea, it submerged leaving the tip of the tentacle Strelok sat on above the water. It was an uncomfortable trip, the tentacle was not a pleasant texture and there was barely anything to hang on to, they swam at incredible speeds, and in several hours they saw a fleet of red and gold ships sailing the same way they were.
"sons of bitches" said Strelok "can you take me to those ships? I got some unfinished business with the Red Flag, feel free to join in but don't harm the stalkers"
The Kraken turned to the ships and sped towards them, it suddenly slowed and Strelok found his tentacle lowering into the water, he was suddenly submerged, the Kraken sped up until it was right under the ship, he suddenly was raised out of the water, high enough so he was able to watch what was happening on the main carrier. Strelok saw the Stalkers being lined up, several men were aiming with guns.
"now" said Strelok, the Kraken raised its massive tentacles, he suddenly was thrown onto the deck, the tentacles wrapped around the ship.
"THE KRAKEN" shouted several of the Red Flag as they panicked shooting everywhere, the Stalkers ran at the firing squad and began to beat the weapons out of their hands, Strelok saw the same thing happening on the other ships, Strelok pulled out the Lupara and ran to the Stalkers.
"Stalkers, take the ships, do not harm the Kraken" shouted Strelok he suddenly noticed familiar faces.
"Strelok?" Scar asked
"Strelok we thought you were dead" said Storm, her eyes were fairly red
"yeah well I thought you guys were too when I heard the Red Flag were planning on executing you guys but at the moment I am a little busy" said Strelok "take the ship and don't harm the Kraken I have to spread the word to the other ships"
Strelok whistled, a massive tentacle raised out of the water, Strelok jumped to it and it carried him to the next boat, and the next and the next and so on.
Strelok jumped onto the tentacle again, the stalkers had retaken the ships, the tenticle moved to the command carrier, Scar and the others were waiting for him.
"well I got to go" said Strelok
"come with us" said Storm
"sorry but your ships are too slow, the Kraken can get me there faster" said Strelok "oh and is Gregorvich still alive I wanna shoot him"
"sorry brother but I shot him after you died" said Scar laughing
"pity" said Strelok
"well its great to see you but how did you survive?" Beaver asked
"I was wondering the same thing" said Buffalo
"well I have a theory but I never got to test it" said Strelok, he pulled out a machete and stabbed himself in the leg, they stared at him. He pulled out the Machete and stared at an open wound, suddenly it healed over itself. "yep it seems I was right"
"artifacts?" Beaver asked
"yes.. I guess" said Strelok
"this doesn't really explain how you survived such an explosion, it was supposed to be magnified by the Maelstrom Core" said Buffalo
Strelok held up a case, he opened it revealing the rainbow orb, they stared at it.
"its beautiful" said Storm moving her hand towards it
"DON'T" shouted Strelok "trust me, you don't want to touch it"
Suddenly he felt ill, he suddenly fell over in pain, the hunger was getting unbearable.
"Strelok are you okay?" Scar asked
"I have to go" said Strelok wincing, he looked down to the Kraken "to Odessa"
The Kraken suddenly jerked forward, it swam quickly, the fleet of ships disappeared into the fog.
Strelok woke up, he was lying in an indent in the tentacle, which was wiggling. He looked to see Odessa right in front of him.
"well thanks old friend" said Strelok
The Kraken stared at him, but it was as if it were saying something to him, something he understood. It submerged and disappeared.
Strelok looked around, he took a step forward...
I'm back baby.