posted on Feb, 10 2011 @ 12:49 AM
It's been weeks since the advanced weapon was stolen from our labs back in London and our search was nearing its end finally. We tracked Ashen back
to America near New Orleans. It was no surprise to me when we got the scan results, too. Of course he would be there. It's where our first base of
operation was many years ago. And it's where Ashen was first initiated into the Marcus clan.
It appeared that the old base was back up and running, and without consent from the New Vampire council in London. Our sonar and gamma scans showed
that his office was my old office. No doubt he gained access to the labs below and was attempting to adapt this new weapon to some of the older
technologies we left behind when we fled the compound.
I signaled the squad to fan out and create a perimeter around the compound and setup V4 charges around the area. The plan was to surround the place
and create a diversion to draw the other vamps out and into the detonation range of the V4 to immobilize them before storming in and arresting Ashen.
I turned on the radio and signaled James, the squad leader. James 10 second countdown. Pop the cork on the Hellhound hormones.
"10 seconds, gotcha". He replied.
I and the rest of the squad watched his hand movements. We got into position when he got to 5. The cork was popped and there was almost an instant
reaction inside the compound. The system wide PA initialized. It was Ashen. "All personnel, inside the compound NOW! This threat is not real!".
DAMN! I whispered in a demanding way. He knows we are here I said into the radio. James replied with
I waited about a minute, scratching my head, unsure of what to do next before I had to choose the only way to go. Full on raid. James
you take 3 squad members and storm the back entrance. Ill take 3 and storm the front. Xan, you and the rest take the secret basement entrance. On the
count of 3 we mobilize. I got the head nods from the other two and began the countdown.
All 3 parties mobilized at the same time, each leader threw a UV grenade through the entrance and stormed in with guns blazin. We trained in such a
manner back in London that each squad member was able to take out 4 vampires with only half a clip of UV rounds, so we made the initial storm a quick
one. All the entrances were covered with 2 guards at each point and the rest patrolling the halls while me and James made our way to the upper level
office where Ashen was. It was a surprisingly uneventful trip, until we got to the top floor that is.
It was eerily quiet as we stepped off the elevator. We made quick but precise and silent movements through the halls. All of which were pure vampire
moves, nothing a human could ever dream of. I caught a wiff of something in the air. The scent of a Vampire, but not quite. A Venavore. I stopped next
to an open doorway and pulled out my sat track PDA. It showed a heat signature in the room next to me. It struck me as odd that a Venavore had a heat
signature at all, so I quietly replaced my clip with a half/half UV/silver jacketed bullets. I signaled James to do the same.
I signaled and we slowly approached the door. Just before we entered, the thing came bursting out at speeds I had never seen before. Both me and James
opened fire and emptied our entire clips. Not one shot hit the creature. It burst through the roof and was gone. We reloaded our firearms and entered
the room. The weapon was sitting on the desk, seemingly unharmed and no sign of Ashen. I picked up the weapon and headed back outside.
The squad had seen the creature burst through the roof. Xan informed me that the creature took off east, away from New Orleans. No
matter I said. We need to get this thing back to London and under the highest security detail.