A Blog Novel Series by Seeker
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Table of Contents
In the room where Waxangel was being kept prisoner, Wax was slowly formulating his plan for escape. He moved his right wrist, then his left, and then he moved his legs. Wax could feel that the chains that were holding him were weakening with every pull. He knew that his chance to escape was approaching soon; he just had to make sure not to mess it up. He kept up the constant pattern of slowly jerking his body around. He was almost there, he could feel it.
As the chains were slowly coming off the wall, Wax suddenly heard footsteps coming from down the hall. He gave himself a small smile and dropped his head downwards to give off the impression that he was still unconscious. A couple of seconds later, the footsteps stopped and the door opened up. A1 had stepped into the room to check up on Wax’s condition.
A1: What’s up Wax? You still unconscious?
A1: (chuckles to himself) Well, I’m sure you’ll be out of here soon.
A1: Yeah, no worries Wax, we’re not going to keep you long. I’m sure you’ll be out… By the time LotV comes out! Hehe…
A1: Awww come on Wax, you got to learn to give a few laughs here and there from time to time.
A1: Hah. Cat got your tongue? Come on Wax, give me something here…
A1: Fine. See you later statue.
As A1 began to walk away Waxangel called out soft to him. He knew that it was now or never and he could not afford to let this opportunity pass.
WAXANGEL: (softly) W… W… Water…
A1: (stops abruptly) What?
A1: (shakes his head) First word that comes out of your mouth is that you want water? You’re really dull you know that?
WAXANGEL: Please… Please… Some water…
A1: Fine, fine, fine. I’ll get you some damn water.
A1 walked over to a nearby desk, grabbed a pitcher, and poured a small cup of water. He then walked over to Waxangel and put the cup to his lips. This was it. With all his might, Waxangel yanked his body forward and gave out a fierce cry. The chains came undone from the wall and Wax’s body tumbled down upon A1 and the impact caused both of them to fall down. A1 quickly tried to scurry to safety but Wax grabbed ahold of his shirt, pinned him down, and smashed in A1’s face with two blows. Then he puts his right hand around A1’s check and began to choke him. Although A1 struggled against Wax’s grip and fought back, Wax refused to let go. After several seconds, A1’s resistance died off completely and his body went limp as he lost consciousness.
Once A1 had fainted, Wax fell down from exhaustion and started panting painfully. He then mustered what strength he had left and got up, walked over to the desk, picked up the pitcher, and drained the whole thing. After he made sure he had gotten every last drop, he walked back over to A1 and started shuffling around for a key to get his chains off. He found the key in A1’s left pocket, unchained himself, and headed out of the dingy room where he had been kept prisoner. Wax knew immediately where he wanted to go. He had to find the files room where all the information was being kept about Operation S.
Fortunately for Wax, he knew where the files room was since he caught a glimpse of the gigantic double doors when they were carrying him in. With haste, Waxangel sped down to the other end of the hall and quickly climbed down the staircase as fast as he could. As injured and hurt as he was, Wax knew that it was now or never, he had to find out all he could regarding Operation S and relay all the information back to headquarters before it was too late. He also knew that if he met S along the way, it would just be cherry on the icing.
Back in TL headquarters, Nazgul headed into the medical facility and found Smix waiting for him right at the door.
NAZGUL: I got over as fast as I could. What’s going on?
SMIX: Follow me, quickly.
With haste, Smix started running towards one of the rooms at the end of the hall as Nazgul followed closely behind.
SMIX: I’m not sure how it happened but multiple explosions went off simultaneously within headquarters. As soon as I was able to regain my composure, I went to lichter’s room to see if DLO was alright.
SMIX: He was gone…
SMIX: And that’s not all. I ran over to Chapa’s room because I was worried that something had happened to him as well. Unfortunately…- (abruptly stops at Chapa’s room) I was right…
NAZGUL: What do you mean?
SMIX: Chapa disappeared too. Those explosions were obviously created as a form of distraction so that both DLO and Chapa could get taken without any interference.
NAZGUL: What? How do you know this?
SMIX: Both of them were in a condition where it would have been impossible for them to move on their own, and because of the test results that I received right before the explosions occurred.
NAZGUL: Test results? What test results are you talking about?
SMIX: The ones I ran on both DLO and Chapa. DLO got hit with Zerg specimen 4, but Chapa got hit with Terran specimen 1.
NAZGUL: I don’t understand… How is this possible?
SMIX: I have no idea. All I know is that we’re in trouble. It’s clear that something is going on inside TL headquarters right now. And I’m afraid our allies may not really be our allies.
NAZGUL: In other words, we’ve been compromised.
SMIX: Exactly. There is nothing indicating that some outside force has broken in. Something’s definitely going on within our staff system.
NAZGUL: I was suspecting something like that was going on. All the events that occurred today just seems like some kind of secret mission is going on right now.
SMIX: What should we do?
NAZGUL: Well… There’s a lot to deal with right now… I started telling Plexa the truth of what was going on with project HerO but then the explosions occurred and now all hell seems to have broken loose.
SMIX: …This is bad… Well… I guess I can start by figuring out how to track down DLO and Chapa so I can initiate counter measures for the injections they’ve received.
NAZGUL: That sounds good. If you don’t need me here anymore I’ll try to contact R1CH and Plexa and figure out what’s going on at the other areas. (starts walking out)
SMIX: Nazgul wait! Plexa… How is he doing?
NAZGUL: I don’t know. I told you that the explosions occurred right after I started telling him everything.
SMIX: Is there any chance that he would… Leave TL?
NAZGUL: …I honestly don’t know… You can’t deny the truth that we lied to him all these years and that we… We killed his best friend…
SMIX: That’s not what happened though!
NAZGUL: Regardless… We kept things from him… Whatever happens…- We’ll just deal with it when the time comes.
And with those last words, Nazgul ran out of the medical facility, leaving Smix to once again well up in tears; feeling shameful and lost.
There was no denying that the building was built to look like a maze. By the time Wax had successfully located the files room he was feeling more exhausted than ever before. He quickly opened those gigantic double doors and headed inside. After searching left and right for nearly twenty minutes, he finally found a secret compartment inside the main desk and located a file labeled “OPERATION S”. He grabbed the file, opened it up, and started scanning all the papers as fast as he could.
Wax was flabbergasted at how detailed Operation S was. He knew that this mission had been in the works for a while but he had no idea just how elaborate the scheme was. The multiple phases that had been worked out and all the secret agents that S had hired within TL HQ was baffling. Wax knew that he had to get a message sent across to TL as soon as possible after he had dissected everything possible. However, Wax was also aware of his current body’s condition. Because of all the pain that had been inflicted upon him, Wax desperately needed to find medical care and rest.
Just as he was about to finish off the last of the pages for the Operation S file, Wax noticed out of the corner of his eye that there was another file that he had overlooked the first time around. He picked up this file and saw that it was titled “AGENT ZERO”. Filled with curiosity, he picked it up and started examining it. There were only five pages regarding what AGENT ZERO was all about but it was more than enough to make Wax realize the horror of just what was going on. Right as he was about to drop everything and escape so that he could relay all this info back to TL, he suddenly heard a voice from out of the corner of the room.
S: I think you’ve had enough fun for one day Wax.
Wax froze in his tracks. He slowly turned to face the direction of the voice and saw that S was standing there with a gun pointed right at him. Wax took a giant gulp, took a deep breath, and decided once and for all to confront S for everything.
WAXANGEL: It’s over and you know it. There’s no way your little operation is going to work out. Just give up now while you’ve got the chance.
S: (evil laugh) Give up? Do you even know what’s going on within TL HQ right now? All hell has broken loose and your precious ironclad security system is about to be torn down with nothing left to salvage.
WAXANGEL: I’m not an idiot. A1 likes to take his calls right outside that room where I was being held. I know for a fact that your agents have fucked up massively quite several times already. It’s only a matter of time before this whole thing is scrapped and you’re behind bars.
S: All the agents that have messed up so far are like pawns in a chess game to me. I couldn’t care less whether they lived or died. As long as they just get the phases done and over with, they can get captured and tortured for all I care.
WAXANGEL: Spoken like a true leader eh?
S: (evil chuckle) No plan is perfect. You’re bound to mess up here and there. You’re bound to have causalities. But as long as I get to stare Nazgul right in his stupid face when everything he has built up until now falls apart, I’ll be satisfied.
WAXANGEL: And what if I said I was going to stop you?
S: Oh? That sounds very intriguing. You have blood pouring down your face as we speak, you can barely stand, you’re dehydrated and malnourished, and you look like you’re about to pass out any minute now. I would love to see just what you plan to do to stop me.
WAXANGEL: I could be mere seconds away from death for all I care, because that’s all I need to stop you. You’re pathetic.
S: (manic laughter) I love how you think you’re so brave and noble. Inches away from kissing death in the face and yet you put on such a strong façade. How adorable my dear Wax.
WAXANGEL: You’re a moron. I knew you were stupid as hell when you were working for TL before but holy shit, I didn’t think you could be this much of a dumbass.
Suddenly, the smile on S’ face disappeared instantly and it was replaced by a menacing snarl.
S: I suggest you shut your mouth right this second.
WAXANGEL: What’s the matter? Are you upset that the truth still hurts?
S: I’m warning you…
WAXANGEL: It really did put a smile on my face the day you left TL the way you did. I felt so sorry for you… Cast out and abandoned by your own comrades. But hey, it was your own stupid fault anyways.
S: SHUT YOUR MOUTH RIGHT NOW!
S fired three bullets just inches away from Wax to make him startle. Then he slowly approached Wax until the head of his gun was pointed straight at Wax’s forehead.
S: I’m really sorry to see you go like this Wax. But I’ll be sure to let all the other TL admins know that you died with dignity.
WAXANGEL: (smiles) Thanks cupcake. I appreciate that.
S: Any last words?
WAXANGEL: Yeah. My balls are kind of itchy right now. You mind scratching them for me?
S: Absolutely. After I put a bullet through your brain, I’ll put a bullet through your scrotum. Consider it a favor on my part.
WAXANGEL: Appreciate it. Thanks for being such a considerate guy.
S: It’s the least I can do for a friend.
With that, S cocked his gun back, and pulled the trigger.
End of Chapter