People ran around screaming in downtown Osaka, running for their lives. Scrambling over each other, vanishing underground, or even just running, all tried to go and run from what was coming. An incredibly short face, with fangs that draped down the sides and dawned with a crown of horns towered over the buildings, revealing more as it came around the street corner. It was a long bodied creature, with a spiked shell back and fairly small arms in comparison with the rest of its body, which ended with a long tail. Giving its iconic high pitched shriek, Bemular continued with the rampage against the city.
Beasts such as Godzilla and Anguirus had been mutated descendants of dinosaurs, beings that survived down through the ages. One could trace their lineages through the times, up until their creation themselves. While few other species received such a fate, a small nuclear testing near South America found that they were not the only place in the world where such beasts had survived. Abeliosaurs had continued on as well, and one took to the radiation as Godzilla had. There, Bemular was born, first appearing in 1969 and making sporadic appearances since then. In a world of Kaijin, it remained one of the few that was unbounded in some form or another. A wild beast, a true kaiju that ruled and rampaged as it pleased.
Even with such a size however, there were a few leftover traits from the ages of when it was simply another animal. When a shriek rang out near its head, it turned to investigate. There, sprawled against the rooftop of an apartment complex, was a women frozen in fear of the beast. This would do nicely, and make for a small check on a hunger that never really seemed to end. Giving a small growl in the excitement of such a find, the beast’s jaws opened up and aimed down towards the roof to eat the small morsel.
But as all seemed ill fated for the poor woman, the sounds of swishing cables rang out. Her eyes were shut tight, too fearful of the end of her existence to even look at what was coming. Pain grazed the snout of Bemular, who gave a small shriek in pain. The women stood in shock as a man stood in front of her, two gigantic metal clawed hands dripping with kaiju blood. Not looking back, the stranger called out to her.
“Hop on! We don’t have much time.”
With the only other option of consumption available, the woman quickly scrambled and held onto her hero. The stranger took off as Bemular identified what attacked him and took his quick bite to eat. He swung from building to building with a series of cables aimed with his gloves and bursts of compressed air, swinging from building to building. The stranger spoke into a headpiece, keeping in contact with whoever had sent him.
“Orion to Home Base, rescue was a success. Bemular has also taken the bait.”
Giving a shriek of rage, the saurian turned and began to follow, never looking away from the pest that had hurt it. Slashing through the first building, it began to follow them down the street. Stomping over panicking crowds and retreating lines, it didn’t see the trap until it was too late. A large beam of maser energy lashed into the breastplate of the beast, sending him down with a shriek to the ground. Slowly getting up, Bemular was greeted by the small dashing thing vanishing into a long machine hovering in front of him. It was an elongated ship, with a gigantic drill on the front that gleamed in the remaining lights of the burning night.
The Atragon had come to the aid of Osaka, and had brought a few new things to share with the world. Standing inside at the helm of the bridge, Nemo Outisseus stared down the beast that had chosen to attack the innocent with the interest that a wolf gives to a wounded deer. Leaning against the railing, the crew inside awaited orders. It was silent for a few moments, with the captain calmly saying the commands.
“Give him a distraction, and let our ground forces take care of him. Most civilians have been evacuated, and we have been given the proper commands. Let’s see how this lizard likes humanity’s attack on titans like him.”
With the given signal, the Atragon went on the warparth. Missles streaked out and collided into Bemular, pushing him back while not hurting him much. They were accompanied by Electronic Particle cannon blasts, each impact earning a shriek and making him take a step back. He eventually lined back up with the last street he had crossed, and planted his feet into the soil. Slamming his tail down, Bemular gave a screech of rage and prepared for the return attack. It was not prepared for being slammed into and sent towards the side.
The mutated saurian only had a little time to deal with the slashes and stabs that came from his assailant until a ram pushed him away enough to face his foe. The kaiju’s vision was graced with a quadrupedal beast, of wrinkly skin and a row of horns starting from the top of the head running the entire length on the body. Fins on the side of the attacker’s head flared out as Varan roared out towards his foe. Bemular returned the cry, and charged forward.
The two clashed with a fury not seen since a prehistoric era. Varan swiped out at the predator with an unabashed fury, trying to gut the dinosaur as best as he could. Bemular returned the favor by biting down on the beast’s shoulder, eliciting a cry from Varan. The beast didn’t react long, grabbing the beast with its free arm and pushing forward into the area nearest the Osaka Castle. A quick support bombardment from the Atragon helped little to force Bemular to let go.
The bipedal monster began to plant its feet back into the ground, stopping Varan’s push forward. Straining its muscles, Bemular reared his neck and swung it towards the right. Momentum went and took Varan with it, sending the reptilian monstrosity flinging into the air. Instead of crashing down into the street, it spread its legs wide. A flap of skin extended wide and the kaiju glided down towards the earth, crouching atop one of the larger buildings nearby. It gave a hiss at Bemular, who answered from his position with a shrieking roar of his own.
The sound of a small explosion of heat drew Bemular’s attention away from Varan. As he turned towards it, a fist smashed into his small face, sending him reeling back. A few more sent him screeching to the ground, as a steaming giant stood above him. It gave an earth shattering roar, the bright red parts only dimming in the night’s light. Musculature and skin stook out, but the being’s entire focus was on the invading beast on the ground. Stepping forward, it raised a foot and slammed it down on top of the kaiju’s head. The reverberations shook windows for a quarter of a mile as it did it again a second, a third, and a fourth time. Only at the last, when blood leaked out from the kaiju’s mouth did it stop.
Watching from the bridge of the Atragon, Nemo smiled a bit at the sight of the new arrival at work. So absorbed into this, he almost missed the more feminine voice that rang out through the control room.
“Which one is that? I can’t say I’ve seen him before.”
Nemo looked back to see Orion and the woman he had rescued standing on the bridge, the former giving a small sheepish grin at his look. The lady in their presence however, seemed to be fascinated with the steaming monstrosity displayed in front of them. He could admit that it was definitely unique to see someone who had been rescued to ever make such interest. Giving a small shrug, he saw little harm in telling her.
“That is our little Rogue Titan, he’s with us. The kaijin inside of him is Eren Jaeger, a kid from Germany. We found him back a few months back, teaming up with Sanda to take down something like himself, but easily twice his size. Turns out someone found out the formula to create Frankenstein’s Monster, and wanted to see what would happen when given to live subjects. Seems that it has a variety of effects, judging by the few corpses we found of the ones like Jaeger. From what we found out, there could be the others still out there alive and able to do so.”
“You mean that he’s in there? That’s absolutely fascinating…” the woman said, a gleam in her eyes as she watched the titan smash into Bemular. “It just presents a variety of questions. Like, how many times can he do it without wearing himself out? What temperature does he reach when getting to these states? Is it nuclear origin, or something-“
“That’ll be enough miss. I can tell that you’re quite enthusiastic about this, which would explain why you were on a rooftop when the city had been evacuated. Now, while most would make sure that you are alright and then drop you off at the nearest place convenient, I am not them. Tell me, do you have a name miss?” the captain said with the faintest of smiles on his lips.
“Tucker, Tucker Jones sir,” the woman said, scratching behind her head in embarrassment. “I get a bit enthusiastic about giant monsters. I majored in kaiju biology, but I have been having the hardest time actually securing a place to gain employment. But that hasn’t stopped me from viewing at least a few more kaiju battles up close than probably safe. Inhibition was never something that stopped me from doing what I thought was needed. And while that’s all fine and grand, that doesn’t change the fact that Varan is still there and is a threat.”
The faint flicker of a smile grew into a small, genuine one as Nemo listened to her speak. She reminded him of himself at her age, young and fiery about what she cared for. It was like the days of being a vigilante once again, with a vitality and energy to help do things. He spoke with a kinder tone in voice than one would have expected at such an insubordination. Looking at her with a single glowing eye, he spoke to her
“I see. Do not worry about Varan, as they’re doing just what’s best for the world as of this moment. And once this is all done, I would like to have a serious discussion of bringing you in as our ship scientist. There are those at GDF that do not like the fact that we are just kaijins and warriors. All those that they have sent however, were gone within the week. Would you be interested in such a spot?”
Tucker’s eyes lit up, and she gave a small gasp. But before she could answer, a moaning cry made them all look towards the battle. The sight of the Titan grasping his foot could be seen, along with the spiny back of Bemular rising upwards. The humanoid kaiju had been tricked, and had stomped onto the heavily armored back instead of the softer fleshy parts.
Taking the opportunity, the wounded Bemular swung his tail into the Titan’s chest and sent him sprawling backwards near where Varan was perched. Slamming its tail down onto the ground, the short snouted kaiju roared out a warning and a declaration. As far as it cared, it was now a fight to the death. Whether it lost or won, it mattered little. It would not back down at this point.
Stumbling back onto his feet, the Titan took a ready stance, eyes locked with the beast. They only looked away as Varan stood next to him, a small nod from it being a signal from Nemo. A quick look at each other was enough, and the both faced the roaring beast in front of them. They launched at the same time, each aiming for a different spot than the other. The Titan swung a fist into Bemular’s face as his reptilian ally swiped out at his legs with his tail.
The combined attack surprised Bemular, sending him crashing once more to the ground. The earth shook again as he fell, vibrating the ancient castle nearby. This time however, the mutated dinosaur didn’t get up. Unconscious and bleeding on the ground, Bemular was down and out from the battle. Both kaiju roared out in victory, the Titan pounding his chest while Varan reared onto hind legs. The cries of victory echoed out across the city, raising a cheer from those that were still inside. It was a rare event where such little damage had been done, and the energy growing around was infectious.
Once done, Varan galloped forward and took off, gliding and crashing into Tokyo Bay to sink beneath the waves. The Titan grabbed the unconscious kaiju, and lifted it. As it marched towards the approaching ship, it groaned under the weight. It didn’t take long fortunately, with the Gotengo hovering just above them. Gigantic grapsers, similar to the G Crusher that Mecha King Ghidorah once had, latched on and drew the beast close to the vehicle. Cables shot into the beast, and began to pump sedatives into the kaiju.
Back on the deck, Nemo looked back at Orion with a grin on his face. Even in such a victory however, the captain was not one to forget orders or small things. He spoke with a voice of happiness, but tinged with sternness.
“Orion, go fetch Jaeger and let’s get out of here. Our target has been sedated successfully, and the Monster Island staff will be eager for another addition to their collection.”
Giving a nod, Orion dashed down the halls, reaching a small port and vanishing into it. Tucker and Nemo watched on the screen as the form of Orion shot out, and he hooked onto the back of the Titan’s neck. Activating the gauntlets, they transformed into the gigantic bear claws once more. Digging the hand’s into the neck, they tore past the armor and split the neck open. As the kaiju cried out, they stuck in and pulled out the sticky and wet form of what seemed to be a teenager, before Orion bounced off and hooked on into the ship.
When the doors opened and shut, the engines on the back of the Gotengo lit up. Leaving the rapidly steaming and dissolving Titan body behind to fall harmlessly into the street, the ship took off with its cargo into the starry night. Osaka could now rest knowing that a new type of task force had been born, and was ready to defend the world as needed. Little did they know that their presence would be needed a lot sooner than one could imagine.
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Act 1, Chapter 12: The Organized Effort
In all of his time as an adventurer and a kaijin, Joel Mundy had never seen such a variety of people before. It was rare that an old explorer shared a room with a real princess, one of the more televised and yet secretive kaijin in the world, and an alien in the same exact room. All of the stops had been pulled to rally such a defense, which was a surprising number in itself. Rarely was one to be able to find a helpful kaijin that wouldn’t be extremely paranoid, let alone the amount that occupied the room.
He sat in a chair in the back of the room, preferring to hang back and watch others than be one to go and be the most active in meeting others. Time had shown that he was better at being alone than going and making nice with others. Some were worth it, those that could understand what it was like or those that had helped him out. While plenty of the people in here would meet the standards, he was more than content to go and let them come to him if they pleased.
The sound of a slap could be heard briefly, and the sight of Dalton Briggs walking away rubbing his face brought a small smile to his face. From the pissed off attitude on who he could only assume to be the Okinawan princess Akami Azumi, he had tried once again to be the dashing rouge he thought he was in his mind, only to be given the direct reality of a slap. With the rubbing of his head as well, she must’ve hit him at least twice. He gave a small chuckle at his “colleagues” misfortune. He continued to look at the others, until a voice coughed behind him. He turned to see a young woman behind him, easily a quarter of his age. Blonde hair with darker highlights caught his attention, along with some more interesting style options such as forearm long fingerless gloves and a nose piercing that had two spikes come out from within the nostril.
“Mind if I sit here?”
Taking a seat before he could object, she brushed her hair back behind her ears and adjusted her beanie. Looking over at Mundy, the girl squinted a little as if trying to recollect where she had seen him before. Scratching the back of his neck, Mundy almost began to look elsewhere when she suddenly spoke again.
“Now I remember you! You’re Joel Mundy, the explorer! Loved your work in Paupa New Guinea.”
“That I am,” he said sheepishly, giving a small chuckle. He stuck his hand out, in which the girl shook it tightly.
“And who may you be miss? I can’t say that I recognize you like some other people in this room.”
“In good reason. I’m no Carlos Valdez, number 23 of the Oakland Raiders and UFC Champion. Name’s Alyssa, Alyssa Miller. Local from the islands, and bonded to the Rodan out in the containment area. “
This little factoid was impressive to Mundy. They had screenings for those that applied, in case one was a crazy wackjob or too inexperienced in control for handling their bond. The fact that someone had gone so far in so little time of connection to have passed it was worth the chance to know, even if she did go and bring up the New Guinea mess.
“Ah, thanks. That one was a bit of a mess, New Guinea. Not the best one that I went on.”
But too late was Alyssa’s attention stolen from him, and onto a new person that seemed much closer to her in age. He gave a sigh of relief beneath his breath, more content to see who was assembled in the room rather than talk to the pierced girl and her newly acquainted red jacket friend.
The small crowd was certainly a diverse one. He could see a small group by the small snack table. An elderly lady was in the midst of telling a story to the rest who were listening with avid interest. He could see the formerly mentioned athlete Valdez among them, along with the most bizarrely dressed man also looking interested from behind a pair of black sunglasses. At least he thought so. It was hard to tell if he was, or just so completely zoned out that it didn’t matter.
Others were scattered around the room, with a few conversing here and there. The one that looked most like royalty to him, who he had assumed as the Okinawan princess Akami Azumi, was seated a few rows ahead of him conversing with someone who would’ve looked more home on the beaches here than in such a setting that he found himself in. Drifting his gaze towards the other wall, he locked his eyes with a demonic like mask. Taken back a bit, he was soon able to recognize the hero known as Destroyer. It was an ironic title at most, as she sought to destroy violence with her own means of beating criminals and her Destroyahs. She worked in unison with the military and the police, and had bene resourceful in a roundup when a rouge Zigra had left Monster Island by flying, and landed in NYC. While in a deep stare at her, he simply shrugged his shoulders and leaned back in the chair. If the superhero had some beef with him, she could come and talk to him like any other normal person.
The doors opened again, revealing the presence of Dr. Serizawa and two military men. Most people began to make their way to the seats soon after as they got situated with their seats. Mundy was able to recognize Major Hicks, having assisted him with some of the more dangerous missions that needed the presence of Gorosaurus. When he looked his way, Mundy tipped his hat in greeting. Hicks gave a nod, and focused his attention on the third person that had arrived with them. Joel couldn’t recognize him, but he seemed to be well respected with the other two.
The lights dimmed, leaving the crowd in shaded twilight as Dr. Serizawa stepped up and began to speak.
“Hello, and welcome. I will try and leave the more trivial things out of my little presentation, as to better clarify what is important. Your presence here is most appreciated, as the world is in need of some help from her kaiju and her kaijin. As you may be aware, the world faces a threat not thought to ever have been possible, that of a kaiju army.”
The slide behind him flicked from a simple intro slide to that of a satellite shot that looked as if it were from Google Earth. It depicted something that sent a chill down his spine however, and from what he could see he wasn’t alone. There were at least twelve Gyaos in flight, along with some Kamacuras looking blurs just below them. The ground had its own horrors with the sight of a few reptilian ones, one with frills that reminded Joel of the Frilled lizards of his own homeland. Others were of gigantic insects and strange beasts that seemed to be nothing that he had encountered beforehand. More pictures came up, mainly of the devestation left for the entire world to see. Serizawa spoke after some time, letting it sink in of the severity of the situation before talking again.
“What we see here was the original invasion force of Mexico City. Several of these beasts died before reaching it, but with the combined might of their largest beasts, they made it into the city and began to wreak havoc. Another monster was resurrected in the heart of the city, and one of the American kaijin arrived with Kong and were able to send them back. They activated a nest of Gigantoformicia, making the city nearly impossible to retake the city until they die down some.”
Taking a sigh, the doctor took off his glasses and pressed his fingers on the bridge of his nose. Putting his glasses back on and looking out to the small crowd, Joel could see that exhaustion was etched into his face. Who knew how long that he had spent trying to just find all of these people to help with such a grim issue? He listened carefully as he spoke again, trying to remain the vigilant and energetic researcher that he had once been.
“We think they’ve been using the tunnels made by the ants to travel, as they tend to be seen only just before their attacks begin. Prediction is nearly impossible at times, but we think we know where they may be. Every time they’ve come anywhere close to the border of the Lawless Zone, they’ve steered clear of it. This leaves little open for possibility in landing sites. While we can only assume they have an aquatic team of kaiju, the travel through the gulf would prove to be too treacherous for some of the more land dwelling of their beasts shown. The Sea of Cortez between Baja California and their known appearances there on that coast of Mexico have shown that they may have moved this way until a lucky piece of Intel came in. Here is where I leave it to Major Hicks. “
And with that, Dr. Serizawa made his way over to the seat, passing Hicks quickly taking the center stage. While he had only had the pleasure working with Hicks a handful of times, the man could certainly take command and attention of a crowd of people in the room. He stood in front of them, his voice much louder than that of the good doctor. While his position was firm, it was not the strict board stiff that one would expect.
“Alright then, this is where the gameplan comes in. They seem to have a forefront of land, sea, and aerial monsters available to them. This in short would make a more standard militaristic assault rendered into scrap metal and burning corpses. A small nuclear strike could be used, but with the amount of kaiju and America still in remembrance of the 2014 events alongside the potential disaster with radioactive fallout has been detrimental to using them. As in such, we plan on using you to go and counter each thing in three teams.”
The major began to pace around the stage, perhaps in an effort to go and burn off the stress that had been gnawing away at the entire group. He of all people knew well of the severity of a planned kaiju attacks, having dealt with mutations and beasts that had come along the coast as a military man for decades at this point in time before joining with Monarch as an advisor. Even then, he was still quite a powerful man that demanded attention from all of those that were in the room.
Before he could continue on, the double doors near the stage slammed open. A young man, with short brown hair and a wild look in his grey eyes ran forward to the major. Reaching the man, he whispered into his ear for a brief second, before crouching to catch his breath once more. Not wasting time, the militaristic side kicked in and he began to give orders.
“Ladies and Gentlemen, we have a K3 Class 3 event beginning to occur down at the waterfronts. I need three kaijin on the scene, with their big pals. Mundy, I want you specifically. Anyone else able to, let’s go.”
Joel was quickly up and out of his seat, things of this nature being more of habit than he thought he was comfortable with. Too many times had he been called to go and deal with situations like this before hand, and he had just rolled with it. Perhaps after all this was said and done, he would considered retiring from the government and world saving work. There would be plenty more to go and take his space, and some of the powerhouses that had been mentioned here were more than enough.
Honolulu International Airport, Main Building
The once busy people that had been swarming all over the building had been mass herded into a single large room, kept tight in by a monster that stalked the area and other places. Drug up from the depths of the Congo, few species were as terrifying as that of the Emela Ntouka. While not the largest animal of the rainforests, it was known by the villagers as an Elephant killer, able to wipe out whole herds. It patrolled around the group of cowing travelers, occasionally nudging one that was spreading a little farther out from the rest and making them poop their shorts.
Claws clicking on the linoleum from one of the more narrow passageways, another shape that made most of the people freeze emerged from within a darkend staff only hallway. Large insect pincers adorned the toothed maw of the beast, which seemed to have a mixture of cat and reptile to it. The Kothoga was a little more well known to mankind, having been really seen in the depths in a museum incident after having accidentally been brought over as well. While it carried no others with it, the sight of blood splattered over the maw and front limbs of the creature showed the terrified and trapped crowd that they were in some deep poop this time.
“Do not vorry. Zhey follow my every and exact orders,” came the voice from the stage with cameras. He was a fairly tall man that grabbed the attention of the people who were cowed before him. While he seemed wiry, one could almost tell that he exuded a massive strength beneath the billowy lab coat that dawned his upper body. The full greyed mutton chops and lit up icy blue eyes were the iconic parts of Dr. Cornelius Von Braumn, ex-cryptozoologist turned madman. He paraded with an air of knowledge and smugness that covered the snapped mind beneath. A hand clicked a button on a remote in his pocket, with red lights flicking on at the cameras pointed at him and the crowd.
“They are impressive though, aren’t they? One a relic from a time long since passed the surface of the planet, a beast unchanged through the ages. The other, a mutation from human standards, the beauty and potential of what a single protein can do to change the world. These two are guarding the trapped people, the cowards that go through their droll lives and do nothing but feed off the best and brightest of humanity.”
The two cryptids rumbled and growled at the mention of them, sending a small flash of panic through the crowd. A baby began to cry, all being ignored by the egocentric man who was walking across the stage as if it was a TED talk to the world rather than a ransom demand.
“So, as one of zhe species brightest minds on ze planet, I thought to myself, why not use zee creatures to help take control of zhe world? But no one was impressed with something so small in a world of kaiju. As any good scientist vould do, I improvised and made my own. Bonding with my first creation, and using my controlling abilities, I have brought an array of beasts. They shall now begin their attack, beginning the new age zhat I shall usher in.”
Outside, from the depths of the bay, dark shapes from beneath the water emerged. The first was a shape that was similar and yet strange. In basic form, it looked like a variety of Baragon, including the iconic ribbed back and face. But it seemed to lack the ears that most were familiar with, and adorned with a strange variety of natural weaponry. The once curved nasal horn was that of a Narwhal’s, straight and razor sharp. Two long ivory tusks like that of a walrus sat on his face as well.
“The first iz Baraguma, the first of my self-spliced kaiju. Taking the best of the kaiju of Baragon and Maguma, I have created one of the strongest beasts that has existed in seas and on the earth. Being so…involved in zhe creature’s upbringing, I require no remote controlling to command him. Baraguma iz mine and mine alone. But of course, one must always have a contingency, espechially in zhis day vun age. “
The second shot up from the depths of the sea, giving a vaguely elephant cry from beneath it’s trunk. While a bipedal beast and covered in various forms of lumpy armor, the trunk, tusks, and cry seemed to echo that of an elephant. Grasping a small boat in his hands, it was quickly crushed into splinters and left to sink to the bottom as it quickly made itself to land.
“Zuruzla was another one of my more interesting results of splicing. I had an elephant zhat had followed my vundebar explorhation crew. It survived zhe recovery of my Emela Ntouka, and had inadvertently saved my life in zhe process. So, in favor or returning what had been owed, I changed it to something much more powerful than anyzhing else before.”
The third that lifted itself out of the water did not stop, taking to the air with a three pronged tail whirring around from behind. The large, circular maw let out a high pitched shriek as the one eye rolled in various directions to take in the sights of the airport. Two sets of clawed arms were situated beneath the golden body as it gave a gurgling cry and zoomed towards the land.
“Rhiahn is the most interesting of my beasts. A fusion between the space Ghidorah DNA and a salamander, it had some strange effects zhat I couldn’t just help falling in love with. Zhere aren’t many amphibians zhat can fly through zhe sky now, are there? He’s zhe fastest one around, and revels in destruction. An excellent option for such an operation. Not to mention, zhe one eye is pretty fun to see lolling around, no?”
The final one was the one trailing behind them all, a motorboat sounding noise coming from the back of the tail. It moved slowly through the bay, a low rumbling noise coming from the saurian. While the others had emerged and sat around the airport in wait for orders, it was dredging itself up. Shaking itself dry, the beast let out a cry and immediately made its way over to the nearest set of decorational palms.
“ Oh god it followed, And here is my final beast, Thagos. To be honestly frank, ze thing came to my base one day, and I have been unable to get rid of ze blasted thing. Ze mind control doesn’t work on ze thing, I cannot antagonize zhe saurian with my beasts, and it doesn’t do much more zhan eat. No matter zhough, it shall be useful. All shall become useful in my taking over of zhe world, and I do not back out lightly!
If zhe people of Honolulu wish for zheir city to come out in relative few pieces, there are a few things zat must be done. Ein, I vish to have 10 billion dollars at my disposal, Swiss Bank account based. I do not need some stupid GDF goons to mess with zhe cash. Zwei, I wish to have zhe last island on zhe chain of Hawaii as my own. Drei, I vant Godzilla cells. There is a facility on this island that has some, along with a few others. Bring zem to me, and I shall give you back your city. Of course zho, I must show that I mean business. No vun wuvld take me seriously if I did not offer such proof. ”
A snap of fingers and a mental calling out was the signal, and the three controlled monsters launched outwards. Sea Baragon charged forward through one, and then another hangar. They blew up around the aquatic based dinosaur, who proceeded to begin slashing into the next one in front of him. A roar that had tones of Baragon and Maguma rang out as he did so, only powering his anger and fuel for destruction.
Zuruzla however, was out playing with the now abandoned planes that were scattered around. Picking up the nearest one, he investigated it like a child would a new toy in an attempt to figure it out. It gave a dissatisfied snort, and proceeded to chuck the plane. It spiraled like a throwing star, crashing into the control tower in a flaming ball. What was left crashed into the connected building, sending up a fireball billowing into the sky. Raising his trunk, Zuruzla have a hellish version of an elephant’s cry of rage. It proceded to pick up the next one, and chuck it towards the next set of buildings.
Rhiahn was overflying the nearbly buildings, using a method that seemed bizarre to most. It dragged it’s claws down, creating large gashes into the nearby structures. It lifted upwards again, and returned back down tail swinging. The extra swipes sent them into explosions not long afterwords, acting as if its tails were a large sawblade working in tandem. Rhiahn was the first to go and notice the assembling military forces, giving an excited screech. He zoomed in towards the crew of tanks and missile launchers headed towards them, tail swinging just above the ground. With muffled screams through the radios, the vehicles soon turned into scraps of flaming metal due to detonated shells and gasoline. It landed, delving it’s gigantic head into the wreckage and snapping it’s jaws into the carnage.
Thagos of them all reacted the least, continuing to feed off of the trees that he had originally discovered. Once finished, he moved on along the roads. Once finding one, he charged forward to feed from it and crushed an overhead bridge in the way. His head dove downwards once within distance, beginning to devour the series of trees that he had found tucked behind the building. His tail swung in the air, giving a bit of a revving on the tail blades that were dawned upon it. The damage that it had done was mainly minimal, with mostly cosmetic damages that could be fixed later on.
With most of the other monsters focused on destruction, they mostly ignored the small helicopter that landed nearby, dropping off its crew before zooming away to assist in civilian evacuation. The four were fairly light in terms of equipment, with only what seemed to be bare necessities and scattered about preparing for the rescue and securing of the situation.
Joel Mundy stood facing towards the building, having been listening in to the broadcast that Dr. Cornelius had put out. His favorite rifle was strung behind his back, and the lucky hat that was part of his iconic look was sitting on top of his head. He was actually familiar with the man, having worked with him back when he hadn’t gone splitting mad. While no one knew how, there had been the rumors of a strange event with an unknown species of parasitic fungus accidentally invading his brain.
He tore his gaze from the building and his thoughts to take a look towards the ones that had accompanied him on such a feat. While he could handle the man inside and his two beasts indoors easily, the giant kaiju were more than what would’ve been in the normal state for Gorosaurus. With so many kaijin at their disposal however, he was far from alone.
The one to his left was one of the strangest people he had ever seen. A long billowing trenchcoat let loose from the waist and a pair of small sunglasses covered his eyes. He wore red and black sneakers, black pants, and yet did not even wear a shirt. Only having a small chance to talk to him, The Redeemer had claimed that he was from space, and a savior from earth. Believing him to be crazy, he found it was in fact the truth, and was the only known Xilien to have ever aligned itself with humanity. All in all, he was a lot more show than Mundy preferred.
The person closest to him was the one he was honestly the most comfortable with, which was saying something. Alyssa had accompanied them because she was the fastest one to get on, and was the one with the normally flying kaiju Rodan. He had to vouch for her to just get there, but he figured that she would be fairly useful. With the advent of Rhiahn zooming about, he had suspected correctly. Rodan would be useful in the more practical sense.
The fourth was honestly the quietest of the bunch. Looking ominous in the demonic based costume, Destroyer was simply observing the wreckage that the kaiju were causing. She had said nothing in the helicopter ride and debriefing, only nodding where it was needed. Of them all, he trusted her the least based upon the fact that she made little in terms of working with the team or even getting the time to learn their names.
Not wasting time, Mundy shifted the sling on his shoulder and moved the rifle into a more usable position. Facing the three others, he began to give orders, if not the most military strict. Hicks had given him the skeleton of a plan, and he was gonna make sure that it worked out the best. If it didn’t, things could go down south really fast.
“Alright, here’s the plan. We have approximately 7 minutes to get things close to done before the kaiju get here, and there’s at least two different controlled cryptids inside. We deal with the cryptids as we see them, stop the madman at the podium, drive off the kaiju, and get a cold one after it’s all done. Stick together, as we don’t know what else could be in there.”
The three of them giving nods, the small crew entered the main airport hub, vanishing into the abandoned structure, making sure that the sliding doors were pried open and shut rather than automatically triggered. The last thing needed was to send the beasts inside with them coming directly towards the door. While decently equipped, who could know what creations lay beyond the vision of sight?
What greeted them was an abandoned scene of chaos. Bags and luggage were scattered about the place, with a majority of the booths where food or Knick knacks smashed and discarded to the sides. It was only after a while that they began to see the blood. It wasn’t too bad, only an occasional smear here and there. Turning down a stairwell towards the main lobby area, it was clearer that something had gone down besides mass panic. A cart blocked the end of the stairwell, and groove marks in the forms of claw marks were visible.
“Jesus,” came the hushed voice of Alyssa as she looked over at a small corner, backing away. Joel took a second look to see the form of a decapitated human corpse laying against it. A hand covered her mouth as she did, backing away some. “What the hell happened here?”
“That’s the first confirmation of the Kothoga. Nasty piece of work there,” replied Mundy, who had approached from behind the girl. “The beast is created from a protein found in a plant from the Amazon and a human who’s consumed it. It requires said protein to survive, which can either be harvested from the plant, or taken from the hypothalamus of a human brain. The first recorded appearance had several situations where this occurred. Let’s hope we don’t run into it.”
Gently leading the girl away from the body, the other two simply looked towards it, before looking towards him and giving a nod. Both X and the Destroyer had seen their fair sight of bodies around, and did not need to see another to know that he was no kidder. They continued onwards, Mundy and X’s weapons drawn and at the ready. Alyssa had a small switchblade out in the case of encountering such a foe in the hallways. The superhero of the bunch however, trailed a little behind. Small streams of a gas seemed to come out of her palms, followed by red flashes that vanished into the darkness of the hallways around them. Once satisfied, she caught back up to the others, fists tightened in the case of a brawl.
The hallway broadened out not long after into a wide area with a large glass window overlying the airport and the destruction that was being created there by the dubbed “Baraguma” as it tore through the buildings. The small squad couldn’t help but stop and watch as it worked through the buildings as if they were just pieces of cardboard to be smashed through. Even as kaijin, a kaiju’s rampage could still be something in awe of. The roar could be heard from where they stood, shaking the window panes as it did so. Those who chased after storms could still be awed at such the sight of the most powerful ones, and the same occurred here.
Their attention however, was quickly drawn away from it as the sounds of a cart falling over crashed in from their right. They turned and froze as the sight of a large creature shuffling about nearby, along with crunching noises. It was grey, with a darker shade of the same color covering the back and mottling into the main body. A long tail swished back and forth, dragging on the ground when not flicked upwards in the air. Rounded hind feet could be seen from behind the booth, the front feet obscured by the upturned vending cart
“Nobody move, or make a sound,” whispered Mundy, shifting his rifle into a ready position. His voice alone however, was enough for the beast to notice. Flicking small ears upwards, a large head with a single, gigantic horn gleamed in the naturally lit room. Popcorn fell from the mouth of the animal, and it turned its head towards the group of people towards it. Brown eyes narrowed at them, and a small light came on a metal device hooked into the beast’s neck. Stomping a foot down, the Emela Ntouka gave a bellowing roar towards the humans. Not giving them much of a chance to react, the beast charged forward.
While most of the crew braced for impact and/or jumping out of the way, a crack of a rifle echoed out in the thick of it all. A sound of metal exploding and the thud and moan of the cryptid were next as it suddenly fell. Falling forward onto its knees, it slid forward until landing on its left side not more than ten feet away from Mundy. The others watched in states of shock and awe, while Mundy simply walked forward to the collapsed beast.
“I have to admit Mundy, I’m impressed,” The Redeemer said with a smirk as the Australian approached the unconscious animal. “I didn’t think you’d be able to kill something with a single bullet.”
“It’s not dead,” was his reply. “Far from it. I have a past with the Dr. Von Braumn, one that I’m not the most proud of. We were colleagues once, and he was once the most brilliant of the cryptozoological community out there. He’s credited with the discovery and study of the Orang Pendek of Borneo. Shame what happened to him really.”
“Fill in for those of us who don’t spend their time out hunting animals that may not exist for a living,” responded Alyssa, who was standing up from behind a row of chairs that she had ducked behind for shelter.
“The Red Bamboo caught him, and tried to force him to use Element X to create a kaiju out of a cryptid. It didn’t work of course, it only drove him mad. Once he had been rescued and released, he vanished out of view of humanity. I only saw him again once, in a castle in the Carpathian Mountains. Monsters had been attacking villagers, and I had been called in to help. Turns out he had invented a way to control cryptids. Pulled it out from an old G-Force project, Project T I think.”
Approaching the fallen creature, he reached down towards the neck and pulled off a metal panel with a nearly broken satellite dish hanging off of it. Setting it aside, he quickly patched up the wound created from the device. Once done, he picked it back up and moved back towards the crew to show them up close and personal. Each of them looked over the box with slight interest, taking in the details of the box as Mundy continued to speak.
“I would bet a solid amount of money that the Kothoga would also have such a device attached to it, and that whatever kaiju the “good doctor” hasn’t bonded to has something similar on it. It’d be the only way that they could listen to him without going rouge when out of sight. Even then, I’m putting lethal ordinance on the Kothoga.”
“Why should we? What did it ever do to us?” barreled out the accusing questions from Alyssa as she glared towards Mundy. Her hands were firmly on her hips, a frown gracing her face. Not even giving a flinch, the Australian locked eyes with her and spoke in a firm voice as the other two quietly shuffled around awkwardly. From outside, thundering footsteps echoed as the calvary finally arrived to give backup.
“The Kothoga is a mutated human, and had a body count of over twenty people from its first known record appearance outside of South America. If let out loose in here, the body count will rapidly climb and our safety would dwindle greatly. I am willing to put that thing down in order for survival. If you don’t like that, the door’s right over there,” he said sternly.
“But from the looks of it, the calvary has arrived. Probably safer in here than out there right now.”
While the mad scientist’s beats tore through buildings, a roar echoed out from where the ocean was. All stopped to see a sight that chilled even the controlled beast’s blood. Leading the charge, slate grey skin dripping water and standing triumphantly, was Gorosaurus. Shaking his open jaws to release water that had gotten in, he stomped the earth and glared at the monsters in front of him.
On his left, hovering down from the sky and landing on his two feet, Monster X cried out a challenge of war and pounded his fists together. He took a ready stance next to the saurian, who gave a nod. The alien once used for war and domination across the universe was now the savoir of a planet, and took this role with pride. No longer was the right path paved with the blood of dozens of worlds, but a path of light that this beast had long since thought impossible to attain with the blood on his hands.
From his right, pulling out from the waters with long spindly red limbs, a demonic beast pulled itself upwards from the water. Giving a hellish screech, Destroyah’s Aggregate form towered with long, spiny limbs. Birthed from the destroying force of an odd superweapon to kill one of mankind’s mistakes, it had been created. With its bounded however, a new purpose had been designated to the beast’s life. No longer would it be a destroyer, something to tear into shreds, but a newly designated protector of life, a creature of order and balance.
Rhiahn was the first to react, throwing itself off from the ground and into the air with an unholy screech. Before it could get far however, it was blindsided by a brown blur that threw up a small whiplash. Righting itself, Rhiahn turned to see a large brown pterosaur slowly flapping to stay above the earth, glaring towards it with black soulless eyes. Giving a taunting roar to it, Rodan challenged the flyer and took off. Taking the obvious bait, Rhiahn zoomed up after the beast.
The remaining kaiju charged, tackling their foes with a violent energy. Gorosaurus charged forward at Baraguma, clamping down on the beast’s right arm with a crushing bite. The hybrid howled in pain, and whipped his head down to stab a few new holes into Gorosaurus’s hide. A skeletal hand grabbed the horn however, and roughly yanked it away from Gorosaurus. Baraguma howled as Gorosaurus teeth drug chasms into the arm, letting go only for Monster X to land a well-timed fist into its face and sending it sprawling away from the duo. The dinosaur gave a grunt, nodding towards Destroyah with its massive head. X gave a nod, picking up the message clearly; Gorosaurus could handle this one on his own.
Destroyah meanwhile, wasn’t having as good of a time. Charging forward at Zuruzla, it had begun with swiping and jabbings with the far reaching arms that it had, holding the winning edge for a short while. It didn’t take long for Zuruzla to recover however, and the elephant kaiju went on the warpath. Charging forward, fists smashed into the spindly limbs, twisting one into an odd position and the other one cracked in various places. Another sent the limb shattering into dozens of shards, elicting a cry of Pain from Destroyah.
As Destroyah screeched and baced off a bit, Zuruzla attempted to move forward to destroy its foe. It received a well-placed fist into its face, stumbling with a pained trumpet. As it reoriented itself, Monster X stared back with a glare that seemed to come from hell itself. The red sunken eyes glowed bright, and yellow bolts seared out from them. They slammed into the hide of the elephantine kaiju, exploding with concussive force and eliciting a cry from the downed beast. While it stumbled to regain its sense of balance, X gave a grunt to Destroyah, telling it to help elsewhere
It didn’t stay down for long however, and gave a cry of rage before charging over. Fists were met with fists, claws with claws. Even with the brute strength of Zuruzla behind him, it was met blow for blow and soon being surpassed by the alien monster. Whatever this beast had, he had surmounted beforehand. The swathes of the Xilien army and their meager forces were still stronger than this beast right here. A square fist in the middle of the beast’s forehead sent it careening back into a hanger with a plume, where it didn’t immediately get back up. X gave a roar in victory, and hovered to see if it would arise once more.
The mutant’s allies were doing about the same. Rhiahn was zooming through the skies, giving a gurgly cackle as it zoomed and dodged through the clouds with ease. Right behind it, a loud roar from Rodan echoed out, her brow furrowing in frustration. This foe was just faster than she was, and it was taunting her while doing it all, making matters worse. As it zoomed into a cloud ahead of her, a plan formed in her head. Ducking beneath where her foe had entered the swirling moisture, she zoomed low and arced upwards, increasing speed.
As the yellow oddity emerged, it quickly swiveled around to prepare a direct attack from the one that had been pursuing it. The large, frog like mouth opened, and a series of arcing bolts of energy crackled into a ball like form. When it didn’t emerge when Rhiahn had expected it to, panic fluttered in the beast’s stomach. Where had it gone to? It had been just behind him. How could it have changed direction so quickly?
Its answer soon came from below, streaking up with the rapidity of a fighter jet. Rodan slammed into the flying beast from below, sending the yellow abomination falling down through the sky, flailing and shrieking wildly as it did so. The energy ball shot built up shot out wildly, and grazed against the prehistoric pterosaur’s back. Instead of a painful shriek, the ancient beast simply gave a grunt for the pain and pursued her foe back into the clouds. While it had hurt, a natural immunity to energy weapons had proven useful in dealing with such a deal beforehand.
The two flying foes soon resumed their game of chase, with Rhiahn taking the lead just by a bit. But as the two chased each other through the skies, a beam struck the golden beast, sending it veering off to the right. A chilling shriek heralded the flying form of Destroyah, charging in to the fray. Slowing down, Rodan gave a greeting cry to the other. The two beasts stopped long enough to have some sort of communication, and looked towards their foe. Rhiahn, flesh remolding from the blast of MicroOxygen, gave a hellish cry towards the two. Giving cries of their own, the two began to implement their plan.
Gorosaurs meanwhile, was in the fight of his life. Bitter hatred was his motive, leading to stronger bite, tail swipes, and thundering kicks. In turn, Baraguma swiped with his sword like horn, tackling, tumbling, and biting. The monumental moment was after a series of clashes leaving them both a bit exhausted. Gorosaurus stood tall, bit with several gashes and bite marks, would leave with a few scars. Baraguma’s armor had saved it from most of the bites, but a few kicks had broken ribs, and a small trickle of blood ran down the side of its mouth. The two circled each other, fiery determination and hatred meaning that neither would leave without the other a cooling corpse.
Baraguma suddenly broke through the circling, rushing forward and biting down onto Gorosaurus’s arm. The slate grey theropod gave a shriek as the tusks pierced through the arm muscles, barely missing the tibia and fibula of his right arm. Pain fueled his newly growing hatred, and he attempted to bite down on the exposed neck. The long horn however, kept him at bay, forcing him to try and back off to make a new plan. The hyrbird however, made it extremely difficuly, and attempted to jab the long and narrow horn into Gorosaurus’s chest.
The sound of a loud cry of protest and a vibrating blade like noise however, was Gorosaurus’s savior. A sudden saw blade like weapon sliced into the exposed neck of Baraguma. The hybrid gave a pained shriek as the blade cut through its vulnerable neck. With Gorosaurus’s arm free, the kaiju reared up and placed a kangaroo kick straight into the chest of Baraguma. Giving a wild shriek, it bounced a couple of times and landed in a hanger with a small explosion. Giving a grunt and a slight nod, he turned to face his rescuer. Thagos gave a grunt in greeting, the saw like tail blades revving down to a more friendly level. The two had met previously, and whether it was a like-minded nature or a kinship from a more Jurassic age of origin, the two were allies.
“VHAT! IN VHAT BLOODY HELL ARE ZHOSE TWO EVEN FRIENDLY! ZHEY ARE MORTAL ENEMIES FROM ZHE PREHIZTORIK AGE, IT MAKES ZERO SENSE. ZILCH!!” The mad doctor shouted, throwing things across the room. His frustration made the small captive crowd flinch, the ones in the first row dodging flung office supplies and random things that Cornelius could grab his hands on. The tantrum lasted a little while longer, before he stopped, whipping his glasses off and grabbing the bridge of his nose. He muttered to himself, attempting to work things out in his head while holding his neck in a phantom pain. The hand with the kaiju controller held it out, fairly loosely for someone to nab.
“Alright, alright. Zhe beasts are more than able to get rid of zhese dumpkoffs with ease. Sure, zhey got the surprise card, but my beasts are far stronger. But vhat is the likelihood would four separate beasts arrive to stop me? Unless, unless, zhey are-“
A sound of a gun firing made everyone flinch, the crack echoing in the enclosed room. The target was struck, shattering the controller and Dr. Cornelius Von Braumn’s right hand in the process. The man gave a cry, clutching the wounded hand. He whipped his head to see Joel Mundy standing there, with two people standing with him. He recognized them by their similar appearances to the monsters fighting outside. Giving a look of rage, he barked out to the stepped up heroes.
“Mundy, you bastard. Vhat the hell are you doing here? You should be in Australia playing guard dog for zhe government. And last I checked, zhere were no friends of Joel Mundy. At least, no living ones.”
Mundy’s fist tightened at the taunting remark, his face only giving a small twitch of anger. When he replied, there was a level of authority and malic that surprised both the Destroyer and The Redeemer. While they really knew little of their compatriot, all they could do was trust in him as they set up the next part of the trap.
“We’re here to stop you Cornelius. I don’t have orders that said to bring you in alive either. You’ve gone too far this time. Way too far to be considered anywhere near sane. You can either come with us peacefully, or in a body bag. It’s your choice.”
“Ah, are you trying to scare me? Intimidation vas never your strong suit anyway. You see, I have created the perfect trap. Zhere is no more talking my old friend. I only vant you to die Mr. Mundy. And zhis time, I have zhe correct means to do so. Fredrick, please tear your old friend into tiny little pieces.”
A low growl from the right indicated the location of the second, deadly cryptid. A ball of pity, regret, and fear plummeted into Mundy’s stomach as the Kothoga stalked around the corner, claws clicking against the tiled flooring of the airport area. It was hard to see, until it paused in front of a large aquarium, its silhouette becoming clear in form. Just as they had planned.
The water behind the beast suddenly frothed and bubbled, and the glass containing the water burst out. Standing in the center of the shattered glass and the skeletal fish, a Destroyah Aggregate stood. It screeched, and began to slice into the Kothoga. It screeched in surprise, stumbling backwards to avoid the swinging pincers. It quickly faced the crustacean, and roared defiantly into its face. With the distraction being enough, the mad scientist took this time to flee for his life. Not missing this, Mundy turned to his companions and spoke quickly.
“You two, go after Von Braumn. I can handle the situation here with the Aggregate. Just make sure he doesn’t get away!”
The two nodded, and ran after him. The Destroyer hesitated only for a moment, looking back before choosing to hunt after the madman. Those that had been held hostage were long since headed out from the room, choosing to try and escape rather than be stuck in between two dueling beasts. They were intertwined, the Kothoga trying to pierce the armored hide of the Destyorah Aggregate while the latter was only barely missing an injection of MicroOxygen while slamming limbs into his enemy. A second try landed a single hit, giving it a dose of MicroOxygen boiling its blood. The vertebrate soon gained the upper hand however. Rearing up, the Kothoga slammed a clawed hand into its head with the force strong enough to crush concrete. It tore the Aggregate’s head off, sending it skittering off and the body to fall over limp and dissolve.
With its enemy down, and it slowly going beserk, the Kothoga once more set it’s sight onto Mundy. It looked at him with an almost human intelligence. The sractched pincers opened to reveal a set of teeth that could easily puncture a human skull. It only stayed back from the fearless Australian Bushman for a little while, before charging forward with a roar.
The first two fliers to clash with each other were Rhiahn and the Destroyah. It was a physical clash, with Rhiahn’s arms scratching against Destroyah’s armor. The flying crustacean cared little however, discharging a blast into the flying amphibian’s face. It gave a cry of pain, letting go of the flying beast to recover. Using this opportunity, it latched its tail pincer around the beast’s fairly narrow throat, and began to drag it along. As Rhiahn struggled, using his tail rudders to pull against the blow, Rodan swooped in from the side. She slammed into the golden flier, knocking the wind right out of the beast. Temporarily stunned, the three pronged tail stopped spinning. The added weight made the Flying Destroyah’s job easier, occasionally moving the weight back and forth as Rodan continued to bombard the unconscious abomination.
Once close to the water’s edge, the two linked beast’s collided with the water, while the female pterosaur kaiju pulled up and circled around. Beneath the waves, she could see flashes of light and the silhouette of the flying monster she was fighting. It didn’t take long before Rhiahn shot out of the water, shrieking in pain and zooming away over the ocean as chunks of its body re-healed. The waters flashed once more as the flying form of Destroyah emerged, and the two took off back towards their compatriots on the land.
Baraguma slowly pulled itself up from the fiery wreck of the hangar, shaking off the rubble that had built up around it. The horn on his head was cracked, and a tusk had snapped off in impact. A snarl formed on its lips, and it emerged to duel with Gorosaurus and that bastard of a dinosaur kaiju that had attacked it. As it did however, it stopped. For the first time in it’s tragically short life, it felt fear at the sight of the beasts in front of it. The two from before stood there, Gorosaurus giving a snarl at the survival of him. The Stegosaur on his left gave a sharp cry, raising the tail and giving the saw like blades a rev in warning. To Gorosaurus’s right, Monster X hovered menacingly in front, the red eyes promising a hellish end for the hybrid. On the other side of Thagos, Rodan hovered with small wing movements, giving a hellish cry of its own. A flash signaled the return of the giant Aggregate form had returned, giving a screcch and clackings from its trashing limbs.
Seeing this assembly of monsters and nightmares, Baraguma made a last decision. Rather than run like a coward, he would fight to the end. He charged forward at the assembly of monsters, aiming for Gorosaurus. The horn was stopped and snapped off suddenly by Monster X, making Baraguma screech in pain. Using his gravitational powers just right for Gorosaurus, he repositioned the horn and angled it towards the beast itself. Giving a nod, he charged forward and hit the horn with a Kangaroo Kick. It shot into the hybrid, impaling it’s heart and making it stop suddenly. As the life faded from Baraguma, it wished them luck. A force this strong would be needed. Even he, the mutant aberration, could see the incoming wall of darkness, and all would be needed for such an endeavor.
Joel Mundy stared down the beast that had once been a friend, rifle raised as it charged forward. In the entirety of the world of cryptozoology, a single bullet had not ever been enough to stop a crazed Kothoga before. There would be no difference here. He aimed finger wrapped around the trigger and hoped that someone, somewhere, would have a miracle in store.
As the beast lept at Mundy, the small prayer he had uttered was answered with a pained shriek. Joel opened his shut eyes to see the Emela Ntouka, with Alyssa on top, having impaled the beast through the torso. As the predatory animal thrashed, the horned animal slammed the once human into the ground several times, until it had well stopped twitching. Once satisfied, it retracted its horn out from the beast and let the Kothoga’s corpse fall to the ground. Alyssa turned towards Mundy, a big smile beaming on her face.
“I just saved Joel Mundy. Me and my friend here. His name is Roger. Not so bad to have as a friend once you get to know him.”
“Don’t get too cocky over it,” was Mundy’s response, a smile on his face, “We still have a good deal of work to go capture our friendly mad scientist. And just to let you know, Roger is a girl.”
“It’s the 21st century. If I want to name the giant animal I’m riding Roger, I can,” was the snap back from Alyssa. Tapping her feet, the Emela Ntouka lowered itself so that Mundy could get on. Once he was on, the teen tapped once more, and the two headed out of the shattered window that had been made by the mad doctor in his escape.
As they got outside however, a scene played in front of them that they could not control. The two superhuman kaijin were hot on the doctor’s trail, but he remained ahead of them. It was with the quick perception of The Redeemer that he could stop himself and his compatriot before it happened. As Baraguma’s body fell, it crushed the fleeing Dr. Von Braumn beneath it, with a short scream the last thing he said. Mundy and Alysaa quickly caught up with the other two, watching the kaiju celebrate and relax from such a fight. Quickly getting it off, he went up to the other two with a smile, shaking hands and giving congratulations.
“Well done on your guys’s end. We were able to get the people free, and kill two of the rampaging kaiju. That’s a victory in my book.”
“What of the beast there?” asked Destroyer, a hand pointing towards the cryptid standing next to Alyssa, “I don’t think they’re just going to let it go, knowing police habits and the like.”
“Roger? I think I’ll be able to talk them into letting it go back to the research center in Australia for rehabilitation and study,” was Mundy’s response, “This wouldn’t be the first time I’ve dealt with this thing here before, and things should go pretty smoothly. But I have a gut feeling that this isn’t the end of things, but just the beginning. Glad to be working with you guys on this kind of thing.”
“Things are only going to get worse for you. Darkness spreads across the globe, and good must unite to push back the darkness. Or else, an evil that awoke years ago shall return to the world,” a pair of voices in unison spoke out. The small group looked around, until they noticed a strange sight next to them. Two small girls sat upon a bird sized moth, dawned in ornate clothing. None needed to find identification for them, as they were known worldwide. Some called them fairies. Some, the first kaijin of the world. They identified themselves however, as the Elias.
“Mothra has sensed the change, and has sent her paladin to help with the challenge that comes along.”
A cloud of moths emerged from the jungle, outside of Honolulu. They swarmed through the town towards the airport, healing and fixing as they went. As they approached the Airport, they began to condense and solidify, coming together in a bright flash of light. The cry that followed was that of hope, that lifted the spirits and injuries of the battling kaiju. Mothra Leo had arrived, choosing to join in the battle for mankind’s future.