"Just...I...kinda....enjoyed it....too much...I mean, she is...way out of my league...if I'm even in a league to begin with, point is...I...like...her and....as if she would like a guy like me, right?." Rugal said, feeling his pride go down the drain.
"Then...it kinda went downhill from there, Joey walked in when I was...cleaning her...then I think he drugged me or something...finally the business with the door and my uhhhhh..."
King of Fortunes Resort and Casino, High Rise District: 2 days until opening
The Man in the Blue Suit, Know only as Adel, was less then pleased when his men reported back about losing the Armoured Van.
"...So even with the best training, gear and resources, you STILL can't find 3 FUCKING TEENAGE JOY-RIDERS!?!?!" He shouted at the top off his lungs.
The Men just looked at each other.
"...Do you know how much was in that Van?...I want someone to give me one reason why I shouldn't kill you all..."
Th Group seem puzzled, how could one man kill all of them, a 15 man squad of Mercs?
"Oi! Here's one of you!" One of the men shouted as he rose his Shotgun at his Employer and pulled the trigger.
"DARK BARRIER!" Adel answered as he used his Kí to create a small Green force Field around his forearm which stopped the pellets.
The Mem started to Panic.
"Wrong...Answer..." Adel said as he bought up his Slashing Aura.
The Screams ended a good half-hour after the gunfire.
Adel left the room, covered head to toe in blood for the rest of his workforce to see.
They would know the price of Failing Adel Bernstein.
"Keep thinking like that and she really will be out of your league," Red remarked. "And as for the door thing, you've already seen me topless, and I should've said something first."
"Still, that was petty... humiliating, just....look I...just...Wanna be alone for a while..." Rugal said before lying back down on his bed.
"Fair enough. I need to go check up on Inferno anyway. Do you have a cup?"
"Kitchens just though the hallway, past the stairs..."
As Red went to leave, Rugal followed up with "Leave Joey to me and this talk never happened...Please?"
Red paused for a minute, looking back at Rugal, then smiled. "What talk?" She'd give Rugal a free pass this time.
Red quietly went to the kitchen, grabbed Inferno's glass of water without talking to any of the recruits, then went up to Inferno's room to check on her.
Meanwhile, Joey had finished his slice and half a beer and had retired to the living room with the tv. The news report bored him, partly because the song they had playing didn't fit with what they were doing. Partly because they were next on his list and they didn't even show their families, but mostly because they were heroes and he was bored with them.
Something more along the lines of the A-Team would've been better.
He sat in the recliner across from Metal Head on the couch and stayed far from Cutter with her bits and pieces of metal flying around and beside Roach.
This place needs a bit of work, blood in the main hall, a hole leading down to... I suppose hell's playground by the look of the Genius and at least three doors knocked off their hinges.Not to mention the smell of age that's drifted into every corner, crevice, and cushion in this place. And who was to know Red was a girl? Possibilities, possibilities. A guy can dream right?
After some time and a shower, Rugal finally worked up the nerve to leave his room and grab a beer.
He passed by Joey and the others, as he went to the fridge ans began to browse.
Captcha: Body Surfing, It says what we are all thinking!
Noticing Rugal entering the kitchen where she was eating pizza alone she felt like acknowledging him.
"Hey. Do they have any wine? Also there's pizza if you're hungry. I made some for everyone but they'd already ordered without telling me."
"Think this Place has a Cellar in the Back kitchen and what kind of Pizza?" Rugal asked as he pulled out a can of something called "Kopperburg" and sat down beside Joey, waiting for him to provoke him.
Come on You know you want too....
Joey noticed Rugal sitting next to him, a scowl plastered on his face.
I suppose it didn't go down the way he hoped it would.Didn't go the way I'd hoped it would too. Oh well, There's always a next time, with a next victim.
"So, Blondie, what'cha been up to? I s'pose your shower doesn't work, you've still got blood all over you. Can you keep that away from me? I've already had one suit ruined today, I'd rather not have another one."
"Would you mind just shutting up, thanks..." Rugal said as he eye'd up Joey and his Tommy Gun.
Knock that aside then him into next week...
"Mind giving me a reason why I shouldn't kick your ass, Joey?"
"The finest kind of pizza you'll ever have I made sure to use as many ingredients as I could. Not like that take away garbage."
Going to get wine later...
"Back guys." She'd only been able to carry one bottle but managed to get around that problem by pre-drinking excessively. Before coming back.
"Who wants a glass of something? Take it from me this is fine stuff."
"Mind giving me a reason why I shouldn't kick your ass, Joey?"
Joey stared at him,a surprised expression on his face,"You mean besides my charming demeanor and winning smile?"He smiled to show it off before returning to his confused state.
"Besides that, I'd wonder why you'd want to kick my ass anyways. Why you mad, Blondie?"
Wow, this kid's got a temper. What exactly is he so mad about?
"You know why...so I'll repeat myself, One reason..." Rugal said as he hands began to glow red from his Slashing Aura.
"...Why I shouldn't kick your ass?..."
"To be honest, I have no idea why. You know, besides walking in on your....escapade I guess it was.You sure you're feeling alright? You didn't get hit by anything on that run of yours, did you?"
"...Wrong Answer..." Rugal before Backfisting Joey in the face, leaving a claw-like cut on his face as well as most likely breaking his nose.
He got up from the couch and stared at Joey.
"I was referring to the Drugging, Because I really didn't like you doing that..." He said before punching him clean in the gut was he held his face.
"No thanks, I am oke with beer. Wine is for fancy people. Ferrous said hearing Cutter about wine.
Looking at Cutter, Ferrous spotted more pizza. Seeing it, Ferrous made his way towards it.
Hey more pizza. Let me add a little bit of metal and...... meat? What the heck? Where did the meat go to? We didn't order a veggie pizza. Because really, why the heck would people be a veggie. Going on and on about 'Healthy' eating and such. I have lived my whole live with microwave and take away meals and never a sick day at work.
Joey flew back from the first punch and felt blood begin to drip down his cheek.
What the hell is this guy's problem? Oh well, guess this guy's done here.He gets blood on this suit and it's done.
Rugal grabbed his face and held him up after knocking the breath out of him. "I was referring to the Drugging, Because I really didn't like you doing that..."
Drugging? What the hell is he talking about? Last I checked I didn't drug him.Wait, is he talking about when I put him to sleep? Why the hell is he getting pissed at this?He's alive, and by the look of him, he's not harmed in any way.So it must've worked out the right way.
Joey grabbed both Rugal's legs he so nicely put within grabbing range and weakened the bones, if he moved either of them they'd break, possibly compound fractures, maybe just regular breakage.
"What the hell are you doing, man?You get any blood on this suit and I'll rip your skin off!"
Rugal grabbed Joey but thanks to the work he did on his legs he fell on top of him.
Cursing from the pain, He began to unload punch after punch at Joey's head which felt more like getting hit by a Bowling ball then a fist.
"NO! ONE! DRUGS! RUGAL! BERNSTEIN!" He shouted to the beat of his punches.
Joey's skull was soon turning to dust.
"A little red now and then is good for the heart." And let's face it her heart needed all the good it could get.
Also he'd forgotten to finish talking (no closing speech marks) which meant he kept talking what I presume were only supposed to be in his head, big mistake.
"I don't believe in eating meat I haven't killed myself. And I didn't order it I made it.
Anyway you a metal eating freak."
Her blades shivered.
"What would you know about proper diet?"
"For your information lady. I need it! You try turning in to metal and not feeling very hungry afterwards." Ferrous said getting agitated.
"And about your 'proper' diet. I have seen and heard all you high class snob's always going on about 'Healthy food' this and microwave food is bad and all that. The poor is suffering from obesity. We need to give them rabbit food." Ferrous said, slamming his beer can on to the counter.
"I have eaten the same stuff as the rest of the people I know and do I look like I am obese? Do I look like I am sick. NO I AM NOT. So don't go and lecture me about 'proper' diet."
Joey grabbed at the body on top of his own and severed Blondie's nervous system, paralyzing him from the eyes down, though he continued to glare at Joey.Thankfully the punches stopped, though.
Ooooooh, damn that hurts, but this is going to hurt some more
He took his busted head in his hands and began regenerating the flesh,muscle and bone that had been hit by Rugal's fists.
He slowly crawled out from under Rugal's body, stumbled back to the couch,took off his jacket, and laid his head on the side. His head felt like it'd just been pounded on by a giant, and then he had a weeklong hangover to top it off.
"Why the hell did you do that Blondie? Now you're just sitting there, face down in the carpet. I'll skin you later, my head hurts too much now.Anyone got any painkillers?Hey, Red, does he do this often?"
Rugal tied to move and speak but he could do a damn thing.
All you had to do was knock him out,THAT WAS ALL YOU HAD TO DO!!
This day just seemed to get worse and worse as Rugal faced yet another humiliation.
"I have no idea," Red replied, internally diaappointed by Rugal's performance. "In any case, that's three of us out of comission now... Unless Inferno improved any." Red excused herself, walking up to Infer.o's room with the water.
"Hey, Inferno. Feeling any better?"
Relax, they'll have to cure ya if they want whatever is in the Van...oh wait Ferrous could do it...
If Rugal could move his mouth, he would scream Fuck right about now.
The bruise on Coraline's torso has continued to grow. She is now looking severely unhealthy.
"..mmm nooot reallyy..."
Rugal slowly began to regain feeling in his body, it was extremely painful.
He dragged himself back onto the sofa and opened his beer.
"Here's to yet another failure..." He groaned before downing the Can in one go.
Ferrous took out the Trash cans to the sidewalk, seeing the Massive Armoured Van in the driveway.
"Mmmmmm...Think that's a re-enforced Titanium Alloy designed for Open Combat...This should be good..."
He walked over and corroded a chuck off the side of the Van before eating it, It tasted like A Sweet Fruit with a hint of something else...
He took off a few more pieces before he saw something yellow in colour in the back.
Only it wasn't Yellow...
"Oh...My...God..." Ferrous said as he saw this:
Shit! What happened to her...? "BLUE-BLOOD! GET IN HERE!!" Red shouted, trying not to panic at Inferno's deteriorating health. She ran up to Inferno, thinking to ask her about the growing bruise. "What... what did this?" Fuck, why is she worse?
"BLUE-BLOOD! GET IN HERE!!"
Joey was roused from his grogginess.
What now? I've got a busted head, and people are calling my name.Better get up before Blondie here starts hitting on me again. Goddamit, I told him to not get blood on this.
"Blondie, you really need to rein in that temper o' yours, Next time you might lose more than just your legs, speaking of which,"He looked over to see Rugal getting up off the floor, something that shouldn't be happening, even if he somehow regrew the nerves that connected his brain to the network, his legs should've been giving out."Oh, hell, nevermind. It's not worth explaining to you right now."
He slowly got up and stumbled to where the voice called from, back to Inferno's room. He put a hand against the doorframe and looked in, Inferno was on the bed still, groggy but awake, and Red was leaning over the bed.
"Yeah, Red? What'd'you want? She'll be fine, whatever was wrong with her should be done. I'm surprised it actually worked to be honest. I don't put people back together that often.The last was Cutter and you see how that worked out."
He looked over to see Rugal getting up off the floor, something that shouldn't be happening, even if he somehow regrew the nerves that connected his brain to the network, his legs should've been giving out.
Rugal perked up at Red's cries.
"Awww Shit...I should be there...All I had to do was knock him out..."
He sighed as an Ad for a New Casino in town came on the TV.
Red looked at Blue-Blood, containing the retort she wanted to say. "She's got extensive bruising, and it's rapidly expanding."
"Great, I drain her and now she gets bruises."
Joey shuffled towards the bed, gently pulled Red out of the way and went to work on Inferno.
"And by the way, call me Joey here, Red.Blue-Blood's my name to the rest of the world."
He grabbed the bruise, illiciting a small grunt of pain from Inferno. He began by restructuring the blood vessels that had obviously ruptured, and stitched back together whatever her insides had been torn by.
"Well, that should do it. If you need me, I'll be in my room.Sorry, I'd get Blondie off the floor, but I need a bit of time to recover."
He held his head in his hands and walked to his room and rested on his bed, leaning on the walls for support the whole way. The bed was thankfully free of broken springs, he noted, before drifting off into a half-sleep state.