The three prisoners were dragged into a big, rounded, expansive room. Surrounding the entire front facing walls were numerous rows of monitors. They were all displaying various events with one, big monitor showing a 2 dimensional viewing of the Globe with different markings pinpointing various locations. The dots displayed on the map were listed off on the side. Another monitor shows their longitude and latitude coordinates being filtered across. On the outlining monitors, the pinpointed located were on display as live satellite images were viewed. Each one was a different view then the last. In the middle of the room was a platform that stood elevated 5 feet from the main floor. There were two catwalk platforms that extended out left and right that connected to another more expansive catwalk. This one circled around the whole room with branching halls leading into other mysterious parts of the base. Around the elevated platform were a wide number of computers and other sophisticated looking equipment. There were tons of personnel dressed in various military clothing manning the computers. On the platform, a strongly built man had his back turned to the three. As the doors behind them close the figure dose an about face and stares directly at them; his expression was blank. The man was dressed in military dressings as the entire left breast patch of the suit was adorned with numerous medals and awards. This man was General McClain. With his hands clasped behind his back, he slowly marches to the end of the platform and looks down at the men.
“You guards are dismissed” finally spoke the General in a quite but commanding voice. As the guards depart back through the doors, McClain looks back at the three; his eyes blaring daggers at them.
“Gentlemen, it is suffice to say that you made it out of that mess of Rochester” sighed the General staring each man in the eyes, “But regardless of the matter Captain Jaxon you disobeyed a direct command. Your original orders were to achieve a sample of that virus and you ignored it and proceed on the false cover of searching for survivors. You were to report back your findings and send in result via electronics communications.”
Captain Jaxon finally looks at the General as Kiko became confused. Wondering what the hell was going on.
“General, that was not the way to proceed. I disobeyed because are first priority is too find survivors! Who gives a shit about the virus?” said the Jaxon.
A vein pulses on McClain’s forehead; he clearly did not like this outburst “Captain that was a doomed prospect from the beginning. There were never any survivors in the city it was condemned from the start.”
“Bastard” said Jaxon, “do you care for people’s lives? Or is the prospect of a future military weapon interest you more?”
The General stares at Jaxon, trying not to let this insubordinate get the best of him and regains his composure, “The sacrifice of few is a minor necessity for the purpose of this country’s future.” That phrase almost sounded forced, even planned. Jaxon felt disgusted and shakes his head.
“Then why the hell are we under suspicion of treason General?” demanded Jaxon again.
The General almost laughs and paces around the platform; he was enjoying this toying with them.
“Because Captain your men were deemed in expendable. We never fully expected for you to make it out of there alive. We figured in that not everyone would abide by your original directive. But you going against that skreeonk everything up Captain. Your men discovered more than you were supposed to see.”
Then realization dawns on Jaxon at the same time it does Kiko as he quietly curses under his breath.
“We were never to be brought up on treason charges were we General?” spoke Jaxon.
The General smiles and slightly glances at Jaxon as he stops his pacing, “You catch on quick Captain.”
“So what the hell you plan on doing with us now?”
“Well…you all still died with the city Captain” answered the General with a sinister tone. “The rest of you and your team are here by deemed terminated. I bet NewGen will be able to take care of you.”
Then the guards come storming back in to the room as the General orders to take the three of them away. Not a moment longer Jaxon, Kiko and Cesar were taken away. The General sighs as they disappear. He had high hopes for the group but yet it appeared that hope has been a false pretense. Oh well thought the General as he strides over to a small console on the plat form and presses a button that relayed into an intercom. Its destination was unknown, presumably somewhere in the base.
“It is done.” Slowly spoke the General.
For a moment nothing responds, just a small static sound could be heard. Then finally a voice answers.
“Good, General. That will be all.” It was Dr. Noland Ronal.
As the Kiko and the others were being dragged down the hall to the unknown, he looks at Jaxon. For a moment he felt betrayal from the Captain. He purposely left out a valuable piece of information that could have saved lives. But then he was glad he didn’t and the better judgment prevailed. Then Jaxon nods at him and an understanding comes between the two. Next Jaxon breaks his restraint from the guard and slams him against the wall just as Cesar and Kiko follow suit. In a matter of moments, the two guards were out cold on the ground. Jaxon picks up their rifle and hands Kiko the other one as Cesar takes the pistol. It wasn’t his fellow Bonnie and Clyde but it will do. An odd smile spreads across his face as just to have the feel of a gun in his hand felt good. Kiko only shakes his head.
“What do we do now?” asked Kiko just as an alarm signals through the hall.
Jaxon spares a glance up the alarm “Well this is not going to be easy, but we need to find the others. Me and Cesar will go and retrieve Kanna and Wens, you fine those other two.”
Kiko nods his head and starts to advance down the hall when Jaxon stops him again.
“Be careful, I don’t want anymore people dying.”
With that Kiko smiles and then continues onward. Jaxon looks at Cesar “Ready?”
Cesar smiles “Do we have a choice?”
Jaxon grunts and shakes his head “Guess not.” Then they both push forward.
Kiko turns the corner that he remembered seeing Zach and Alex taken down. He moves with determination as he keeps his rifle raised; not taking any chances of a surprise. The strange thing though was he had not encountered any resistance. It was odd for a base of this importance to not have more guards roaming the place. He wasn’t complaining though, it made the job easier. Less risks would be taken. Just as he thought it was a smooth process he notices a guard standing at the entrance to the brig. He was already aiming his rifle down the hall, waiting for anyone that is unauthorized to make an entrance. Thankfully for Kiko, his back was facing the other direction. Must be a rookie thought Kiko as he was not doing a very well job of covering all entry ways. Slowly Kiko sneaks in behind him and closes the gap. With a quick motion of his hand, the guard was knocked out cold on the ground. Kiko grabs the keys and moves into the brig. Right in the middle of the room was both Zach and Alex, who jumped up upon seeing Kiko.
“Thank god” voiced Zach, “Thought the cavalry would never come” he finishes with a smile as Kiko unlocks the cell.
“Yea, yea a thanks would have worked” said Kiko and then tosses the keys to him, “Quickly get your chains off, we don’t have long. I’m sure reinforcements will be here shortly.”
Zach understood and hurriedly gets the cuffs off. He then proceeds to help Alex.
Kanna wakes up again for what felt lie the hundredth time in a complete blank. Her head was spinning and she felt unclear. Her focus was a blur as small fragments of memory slowly swirl around in her conscious; her mind grasped at them as she tries to piece it all back together. She still weak but her energy was slowly coming back as she tries to move. But she couldn't as something was holding her down. Kanna tries to move her head to look around and sees thick straps aligned down her arms and legs. The cuffs that were placed on her from before were still present as they were now infused with whatever she was strapped too. A vibrant, green liquid color was pulsating through the cuff and into her wrists. She could feel the liquid traveling through her body. It was just enough to subdue her powers as she became enraged and thrashed around in a futile attempt. While she was in her thralls, someone approaches her. The image of the person was blurry at first as the lighting of the room did not help her sight. But slowly the figure materializes as she notices it was a man. It was the same one from before with the suit. He moves directly in front of her with a smug smile on his face. The suit man gets up so close to her that she could literally smell him; can feel his heart pumping through his body as she clenched her fists. She wanted so desperately to get free and rip this man apart.
“Well hello there Kanna, nice of you to finally join us.” He said with a hint of sarcasm.
At the sound of us she notices another figure just off to the side. It was Wens who was also trapped in the same device she was, his beaming one eye face looking directly at her.
“You two, but you more importantly, are of valuable interests to NewGen” the man says more directed at Kanna than Wens. He begins to pace the room. The man was enjoying this.
“You present great potential to the company, my dear Kanna. Ever since Dr Ronal discovered you and the greatness you possessed, the abilities you presented were endless! We are lucky to have you alive” said the man as his smile grows in volume and faces Kanna again “We will greatly enjoy having you back in clutches”
The man never even notices Jaxon slip into the room behind him or that Wens was also able to manipulate himself out of his bindings. Both Jaxon and Wens look at each other just before Wens comes from behind the man. He becomes alerted and quickly turns around. The plastered smile is immediately gone as he faces down the barrel of Jaxon’s rifle.
“Ello mate!” says Wens in a mock British accent just as he punches the man right in the face, knocking him out in.
Once the man was out, Wens and Jaxon race towards Kanna.
“How the hell we get these things off?” asked Jaxon referring to the strange cuffs, Wens just shrugs.
“Beats me Cap, mine were lot more…simpler” mused Wens as he feels over the clasps and then breaks them off with a surprising amount of strength. The rest of it Kanna took care of herself as she felt her entire energy supply surge through her body and rips of the straps. A hue of bright energy encases her body and she stares down both of them.
“Come on sis, stop playing all big and bad and let’s get out of here” mocks Wens staring at Kanna with amusement. Kanna shakes her head and points at the man on the ground as he slowly starts to come awake.
“Leave him alone, Kanna” sharply answered Jaxon, “We don’t have time to play around!”
Kanna ignores him and raises the man using her powers. He becomes fully awake with a moan and notices he was off the ground. He panics.
“What is going on?! Put me down!” the man pleaded. Jaxon just stares and realizes he dose not want to mess with someone who has a greater power than him. He just turns away and walks out the room. Once he was out, all he hears is a scream and he shakes his head. Not a moment later Wens followed out along with Kanna, a satisfied look on her face. They were about to continue when a group of armed men gather in front of them with their weapons raised.
“Freeze!” yelled one of them.
Kanna smiles and moves in front of Jaxon and Wens. With a flick of her wrist, all five of the guards are thrown backwards. None of them got up. Kanna slowly strolls ahead of them, acting like she didn’t even notice what she just did.
Few moments later, Jaxon, Wens and Kanna finally discover the others as they came scrambling around a corner. There was the sound of gun fire behind them; a look of concern was on their faces.
“Need to go now!” yells Kiko. Jaxon nods his head in understanding and fires down the other end of the hall.
“Alright go on, you now where the exit is!” yells Jaxon pointing behind him. The others start to move past him as the gun fire continues around them. At the same time, more guards enter into the hall.
“What are you doing captain?” demanded Kiko.
Jaxon fires again before answering, “Covering your asses, now damnit don’t argue and get them out of here!” and he pushes Kiko away. Kiko wanted to refuse but knows that Jaxon won’t listen. With regret he turns and follows the rest through the back end of the hall. Jaxon turns back getting low and continue firing just as a bullet smacks into his shoulder. He felt the pain but pushes through and continues the assault. Three more bullets collide into his chest as he felt the wind leave him and collapses to the floor. Jaxon coughs up blood as two of the guards rush towards him with their weapons pointed at him. Just behind them, General McClain forms out of the group and stops beside Jaxon. He looks down at him with a look of disgust.
“Go on” said Jaxon coughing up blood, “Kill me!”
“Already done” coolly says the General as he pulls out a gun and shoots the Captain execution style. Then he stands there and takes a deep breath. A more menacing smile crosses him as he felt great. Slowly he walks away not caring what else happens.
Kiko and the rest of them were able too hijack a military vehicle as they speed away; leaving the base as it grows into a spec painted across the void of land. Kiko could not help but feel guilty for leaving behind Jaxon, but he knows the Captain well. He a stupid but brave person he thought as he tried not to dwell on what happened to him. Instead he tries to focus on what lies ahead.
“So what do we do next?” asked Alex.
Kiko stares at the road in front of him, not sure how to answer “I don’t know. But one thing is for sure we are going to wanted men. If NewGen has the government in their back pockets, we will be America’s number one wanted fugitives.”
“So we have no where to go?” said Cesar.
Wens looks around at the group and speaks “well I know somewhere we can go...the family mansion.”
Kanna also looks at him, surprised as she does not remember anything about a ‘mansion’. Kiko only nods his head and they drift away into the unknown.