A Blog Novel Series by Seeker
Graphics by shiroiusagi
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Wax knew he only had a split second but it was do or die. He just needed to make sure he remembered everything from his former training. There was something that S was not aware of. Wax had found a gun inside the same compartment that he found the files. The element of surprise was the only way that Wax was going to be able to get out of this alive. The situation was very dire. Wax wasn’t physically fit to take on S on a one on one battle but he didn’t have any other choice. As soon as S cocked his gun back, Wax dove to the ground and started rolling off to the left as fast as he could. As soon as he saw a shelf that he could dive behind, he went for it and took cover. The shots that rang out during all this were buzzing like crazy in Wax’s ears. He quickly shook his head fervently and tried to regain his focus. He took out the gun from his pocket, cocked it back, and prepared himself for the impending confrontation.
S refused to stop laughing. Wax could tell that he was feeling more and cockier as the seconds passed. S probably figured that Wax had no way to retaliate. Wax knew that the minute he fired that S would be on his guard from there on out, so he only had one shot. He could hear that S’ steps were getting closer and closer to where Wax was hiding. Wax’s only hope was that he could move quick enough to catch S off guard, subdue him completely, and then question him about everything. Wax couldn’t afford to kill S because there was still vital information that needed to be revealed. Wax took a deep breath, positioned himself, and slowly started inching forward.
S: Come on Wax. You really want to play cat and mouse right now? Why don’t you just save me the trouble and come out with your tail between your legs?
As S laughed uncontrollably, he fired three shots in random directions to try to startle Wax.
S: Hear that? I just gave away my location Wax. If you’re going to attack me, wouldn’t now be the best chance?
S then grabbed a nearby bookshelf and toppled it over. As all the books and binders came tumbling down, S gave a loud whistle.
S: Daaaammmmnnnn. You hear that Wax? Did you hear how many things fell down? It’s going to take A1 forever to clean all that up!
Wax gave a low sigh. He so badly just wanted to walk out of his hiding spot and just punch S repeatedly in his stupid face. However, Wax knew that he had to be patient. Taking care of S once and for all would stop the entire operation forever.
S: Tell you what Wax. I’m going to hop on my right leg, put my left arm behind my back, and go around and around in cir-
WAXANGEL: OH MY GOD! JUST SHUT THE HELL UP!
Wax rolled out of his hiding spot, aimed, and fired. Unfortunately, S had kept his word about hopping around and the bullet went straight into S’ left shoulder. The impact caused S to lose balance and fall to the ground. With a cry of anger S rolled backwards and jumped back about two feet and fired in Wax’s direction. Wax also rolled out of the way, dove behind a different shelf, and readied his gun again.
S: YOU SON OF A BITCH! YOU’RE GOING TO PAY FOR THAT!
Wax cursed under his breath. The element of surprise was gone. It was now a legitimate one on one. The only difference however, was that Wax was not at a 100%, which meant that Wax only had a limited time before his health took a toll on him.
R1CH was running as fast he could towards conference room Jinro when he heard voices of agony not far ahead. As he got nearer towards the giant double doors, he could see right away that the explosions had caused the ceiling to cave in. Many staff members were on the ground and grimacing in pain. At the sight of R1CH , shiroiusagi ran over to meet him.
R1CH: (finally arriving) Is everyone okay? What happened?
SHIROIUSAGI: We were all just sitting in this room waiting to hear from you guys when we all of a sudden heard a loud explosion. Next thing we know, the ceiling falls and everyone from A to Z is injured.
R1CH: Damn… Where’s Heyoka? He said he wanted to see me.
SHIROIUSAGI: …What? What are you talking about?
R1CH: Heyoa. He was the one who called us in Nazgul’s office. He said we were needed here.
SHIROIUSAGI: Umm… Heyoka was never in here.
R1CH: What? Are you sure?
SHIROIUSAGI: Positive. I saw pretty much everyone who was in this room and Heyoka was never one of them.
R1CH: ….Then… Why would he call us here?
SHIROIUSAGI: No idea. What did he say exactly?
R1CH: He said there was an emergency at conference room Jinro and that we should get over here as quick as possible.
SHIROIUSAGI: …Hmm… Give me a second here. SHELLBOT come here for a sec.
SHELLSHOCK: (walking over) What’s up? Can you make this quick? I’m one of the few people who avoided an injury and I’m trying to help anyone I can.
SHIROIUSAGI: Heyoa was never in this room right?
SHELLSHOCK: Heyoka? Nope. I haven’t seen him all day.
R1CH: What the hell…?
Suddenly, out of nowhere, a gunshot was heard from the entrance of the room and everyone immediately dived down for cover. R1CH quickly put his hands over his head and looked up to see Zealously at the doorway with a gun in his hand.
ZEALOUSLY: Everyone get down now! Don’t anyone move from where you are!
R1CH: What the hell?! Zeal, what are you doing?!
ZEALOUSLY: Everyone just listen to me and nobody will get hurt! Quietly and quickly move to that corner of the room and stay there!
R1CH: Zeal what are you-
ZEALOUSLY: R1CH I’m sorry but don’t talk back to me, not right now. I have to keep everyone inside this room.
R1CH: What? Why?!
ZEALOUSLY: Heyoka’s orders. I’m to keep everyone in here until he shows up.
R1CH: Heyoka told you to do this?
ZEALOUSLY: Yes. And I meant it when I said I didn’t want to hurt anyone. Just listen to what I’m saying and everything will be over quickly.
R1CH: Zeal, listen to me. Pretty much everyone in this room is injured right now, and the ones who aren’t are tending to the wounded. There is no way people are going to be able to move to a corner of the room.
ZEALOUSLY: (shaking) Yeah… I know… But these are his orders…
SHELLSHOCK: Why the hell would Heyoka order you to keep us in here?
ZEALOUSLY: He wouldn’t say… But I owe him one for getting me out of Kadaver’s office. He’s going to help me clear my name.
R1CH: Help you clear your name? While you’re holding us in here at gun point?!
ZEALOUSLY: I know this looks bad but trust me… (leans in his head and whispers so that only R1CH can hear him) Someone in this room is a traitor. We need to corner him and make sure he doesn’t get away.
R1CH: …You… I… What?!
ZEALOUSLY: Please just work with me here R1CH. Heyoka will be here soon and explain everything to you.
R1CH: Ugh! Alright… At least let me help the others tend to the wounded.
ZEALOUSLY: Yeah, alright. Just… Help me make sure no one leaves the room.
With that, Zealously walked back to the doorway entrance, and stood there with the gun held firmly in his hand. Confused and disarrayed, R1CH quickly began helping the injured while wondering just what in the world was going on.
BANG! A shot was fired from S’ gun. BANG! Wax shot a bullet off from his own gun as he moved to his right. So far 11 shots had been fired from S’ gun while only 10 had been shot from Wax’s. Wax was fortunate enough to get a long enough look at the gun earlier to realize that S and Wax were both using the same guns. This meant that as long as Wax played this game conservatively, he would always have one more bullet remaining than S. Since the magazine could hold a maximum of 15 bullets, Wax knew that he had to make his last four shots count.
S: No idea where you got a gun from but it’s completely useless. Only one of us is going to walk out of here alive and it sure as hell isn’t going to be me! Does it annoy you that I’m always the one with the upper hand?
WAXANGEL: Do you ever just shut up?!
BANG! BANG! Two shots rang out from S’ gun towards Wax’s direction. One bullet missed completely but the other one grazed Wax’s left ear. Clutching his bleeding ear with his left hand, Wax aimed towards S’ direction and fired two bullets. Afterwards, he quickly shifted away from his spot and moved to a new location.
WAXANGEL: (talking to himself) Damn it! I played right into his hands. I need to be more patient or I’m going to die.
S: You might want to move around more quietly! I can hear where you are!
With that, S fired two more shots again in Wax’s direction. BANG! The first one missed Wax and hit the wall right next to him. BANG! The second one was closer but only ended up hitting books. Wax smiled to himself. That was the fifteenth shot and S was out of bullets.
WAXANGEL: (moving out of his position) HAH! Dumbass! I know you only had fifteen bullets on you. Time to say your prayer you son of a-
WHACK! S was right in front of Wax and had smashed in his nose with the butt of his gun. Wax fell to the ground and clutched his nose as blood started pouring out. He quickly tried to get back up so that he could shoot at S but S stomped on Wax’s right wrist and forced him to release the grip on his gun. S then kicked the gun far away and pulled out a different gun and pointed it right at Wax’s face.
S: Two things you didn’t know. One, I received special training in speed which is why I was able to move to your location so fast. The trick is to move as you’re shooting so as to throw off your opponent’s sense of rhythm. Two, I always like to keep an extra gun around just in case.
S: Yeah, sorry about that. I pretty much have like fifteen new bullets that I can put in your body. But you understand right? The bad guy does tend to win from time to time you know.
S: I got to say though. That was impressive stuff man. You had me running around and fearing for my life for a second there. I had a lot of fun. I hope you did too.
S: Oh that reminds me. That little stunt you pulled was really awesome. I have got to do it myself one day. Predicting a bullet and dodging it?! I lost my shit there dude! But since I’m rather tired of this game we’ve been playing…
BANG! One shot went straight into Wax’s left leg. BANG! A second shot went into Wax’s right leg.
Wax fell to the ground and lay there, unable to move from the gunshot wounds.
S: Thank you so much for playing in today’s “How Long Can You Survive?” Your record sir was twelve minutes and thirty two seconds. Quite impressive might I add. Unfortunately sir, this is GG for you. Any last words my good man?
S: No? Nothing at all? Nothing to say to loved ones or anything like that?
S: Boo. That’s no fun. Come on, say something, say anything.
S: Well, alright then. Suit yourself. (lowers the gun at Wax’s forehead)
WAXANGEL: Balls…. Itchy… Scratch… Please…
S: …Are you fucking serious?
WAXANGEL: So… Itchy… Help….?
S: …You’re unbelievable you know that?
WAXANGEL: (smiling) You still… Owe me that… favor, right?
S: Shut the fuck up.
With that, S cocked his gun back, and pulled the trigger.
End of Chapter