Saturday, September 14, 2013

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Colt drove onto a footpath. Dock workers lined the water, hoisting crates and tanks up via pulley. They yelled at him as he passed, and he spared them a couple gunshots--not hitting them, just getting them to flee.

He looked for an area without people. He saw an empty cruise liner and decided to abandon his car in front of it. Hopping the rope and running up the stepped path, he found the entrance shut, so he riddled it with bullet holes and kicked it open.

“Mr. Colt!” came Geoffrey’s not-so-distant voice. “Where are you running, Mr. Colt?! Isn’t it about time we brought this little chase to an end?!”

Colt knew Geoffrey was right. He was out of options. Even if he could somehow steal the boat, it sounded like Geoffrey was already on board. Colt ran for the bow of the ship.

Rows of chairs and small tables surrounded a covered pool. Colt approached the edge of the ship and climbed up over the guard rail. The waters must’ve been a good ten meters below him, and the way they crashed against the hull certainly did not look inviting.

He gathered his courage and jumped.

And he stopped in midair. Pain exploded throughout his body. The red shadow had pierced his chest and leg, holding him in place.

“No, no,” said Geoffrey, turning Colt around to face him. “Let’s not turn this into a swimming competition, Mr. Colt. That would be so tedious.”

The pain was worst in his chest. Colt could feel the shadow there, tearing through muscle and bone, coiling around his heart. He screamed, and the shadow wrapped around his mouth, too.

“Shh. Come on, Mr. Colt. I need you to listen. You can still hear me, can’t you?”

He struggled, tasting blood in his mouth. The pain was maddening, but he was determined to keep his focus until the end. With his right hand, he could still feel his rifle.

9 comments:

  1. Wait... colt what about the kids!?!?!?!?!?

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    1. Obviously they are still in the car.
      If not there would have been text stating that he took them out of the car before going up to the boat.

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  2. I wonder how long it has been since Colt made his phone call to Hector at this point.
    Either Hector saves Colt, meaning it has been at least 2-3 hours or Hector broke several traffic laws.
    If not Colt failed to buy that much time while running from Geoffrey, and nobody could blame colt for that.

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  3. Why couldn't Hector stab himself in the head and have Garovel
    recreate him in Delroy? Or would it take Garovel just as long to travel?

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  4. Would take about the same amount of travel time, yeah. Also, doing that would mean Hector couldn't take anything with him to Delroy, like say, his helm or his cellphone or... his clothes.

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  5. I doubt Colt is going to make it at this point, He may have already been injured past recovery. But then, the only ones really deserving to be saved are his kids, who have a little more time before Geoffrey finishes with their father and decides to find out if babies scream different than adults when you kill them horrifically.


    Unless, of course, Colt gets brought back by a reaper too....

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  6. Shiiitt, I don't see Colt surviving this one, not with those injuries. Though, Geoffrey might have caused enough of a disturbance for Vanguard to start snooping, and Colt might be brought back by a reaper...

    Did Colt leave the twins in the car and used himself as a decoy?

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  7. Mahdi AparentylycntsayawsomApril 21, 2015 at 9:46 PM

    Yeah that's probably likely as there was this other reaper that was keeping an eye on him
    Colt's death would be very beneficial to him and Hector after all

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  8. Mahdi AparentylycntsayawsomApril 21, 2015 at 9:48 PM

    They're in the clothing store or some place
    He's playing mouse so Geoffrey is distracted and Hector can save the kids

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