Chapter 23:

Chapter 23 [Guns, Guns, Guns]

Tasteless


"So which one you fancy?" Ricky asks with a grin on her face.

"Pick ahead Haru, I'm gonna discuss something with Luci," Cindy said.

"I hope that something involved more than talking," Lucinda says then biting her bottom lips as she looks Cindy up and down.

"No!!" Cindy let out, blushing on her cheeks, "Not now, this is a serious matter—maybe later ok?" Cindy said a small smile on her face.

"As you wish my love," Lucinda said then she takes one of Cindy's hand and lay a kiss on it.

I ignore them and walk toward the table with melee weapon splayed on it, taking a look at the assortment of knives, I pick one up.

"Ahh, the M9 bayonet made form 420 stainless steel good for stabbing not much for slashing," Ricky said, I try moving the blade in the air and stab the blade in the air, trying to get feel for its weight.

"I take it,"I said then moving to combat tomahawk I pick it up and begin swinging it around.

"Combat tomahawk it got good reach but a little heavy" Ricky said, I put down the combat tomahawk and move to the switchblade.

I pick one up with a spear point, silver blade, and wooden handle.

"the TAC Force TF-428 Folding Knife, good switchblade," Ricky said.

I try folding the knife and opening back up, testing the blade then I nod toward Ricky.

In the corner of my eyes I see it, three Kunai laying on the table, I walk toward it, grabbing it I examine the sharpness and the design, it has a modern design around it unlike my old one, it also smaller and good for throwing.

"I'll take three of this," I said.

"Kunai huh, rare choice but I will be glad to sell it to you," Ricky said.

I then walk toward, the assortment of handguns on the rack. I pick up one of them with curved design and black color.

"CZ- 75b 9mm semi-automatic good choice but I prefer the Glock 19. It also comes with a silencer" Ricky said.

Gripping the handle, it feels nice then checking the barrel and the clip, uncle trains me on this gun, so I familiar with it more than the Glock.

"I take two of the handgun, 3 box of ammo each with the silencer please," I said.

"No problem" Ricky replied instantly.

I move toward the shotgun rack, immediately spot the shotgun I used in the last attack. It has a wooden design on it stock with a black color metal part.

"Ithaca Model-37 shotgun, 28 gauge how many boxes?" Ricky ask.

"6 boxes" I replied.

After that I move toward the assault rifle rack, looking at it, I start thinking about which one I should pick.

"Do you want to hear my recommendation?" Ricky ask.

"Sure, go ahead," I said then glance at Ricky.

"Hmm based on your height and arm reach, and the ways you pick your weapon, I would recommend the FN SCAR-H with few attachments including a grenade launcher, holographic sight and many more," Ricky said then she grab the assault rifle and offer it to me, I grab the assault rifle.

It is heavy but it will suffice, I check the sight then chamber of the assault rifle after that the magazine then I place back the assault rifle on the rack.

"I'll take it,"I said.

"Good choice," Ricky said.

"Do you have any sniper rifle?" I ask.

"I'm glad you ask," Ricky said excitedly.

Ricky walks toward a metal grid locker and opens it, three type of rifle hang in there, Ricky looks at the rifle and pick the one on the right.

"Here, L115A3 a bolt action sniper rifle, 5 round detachable, folding stock, Schmidt & Bender 5-25×56 PM II LP telescopic sight with a suppressor," Ricky said.

I hold it then check the telescopic view, then the bolt action after that the clip, "very nice, ill take it" I said.

"I know you gonna like it, as a bonus I gonna gave you 4 box of ammo extra no charge," Ricky said.

"Thank you," I said.

"No problem," Ricky said.

I look over Cindy and Lucinda, they both still talking, I glance to Ricky as she admiring the firearms.

"How long you have worked for Lucinda?" I ask.

"Since the very beginning," Ricky said.

"What you think of your boss?" I ask.

"Boss not quite more like a sister, Lucinda treat her people like family here and she a good leader, never put us in harm way, I willing to follow until the end of the earth or deepest of hell," Ricky said and let out a chuckle.

I glance over at the bottom shelves and saw a massive gun cover in sheets.

"What that's?" I say then nudge mine chin toward it.

"Ohh that" Ricky grab it and bring it over to the table, Ricky let out a grunt as she carries the gun around.

"Damn heavy this thing," Ricky said.

"It a gift from one of our supplier, well it pretty useless now since we have RPG but if you want it, I willing to sell it," Ricky said then remove the sheet,

"It a Type 97 automatic cannon commonly known as Anti-Tank Rifle, A relic that belongs in the World War 2, So do you want it?" Ricky ask.

"I'll take it," I said.

"So you are done shopping for your arsenal?" Cindy said. I turn my head toward her.

"Done my part, how about you?" I ask.

"All my equipment is getting sort out and I have a good news, Lucinda has a place for us to set up," Cindy said.

"Where?"I ask, my left eyebrow raise.

"it a secret and also I got us a new vehicle," Cindy said.

After A Few Minutes Of Walking.

"TA-DA!!!" Cindy exclaim, extending both of her hand toward the Van behind her.

"We walk a couple minute in complete silence just so you can do that thing?" I said then sigh.

"Yeah I always wanted to do it," Cindy said.

I look at Lucinda, she just smiles and giggles at Cindy while Tony and Bigjaw facepalm and sigh. Ricky just laugh.

"Same old Cindy" Ricky said.

"That why I love you," Lucinda said.

"I'm going to start loading the equipment, let go BigJaw," Tony said then start walking toward the crate and start loading it into the Van.

I let out a smile.

IT's A LIE

I shake my thought away and look at the crow perched on the roof of the building. It squawks at me and keeps on watching me.

"Kid helps us load your stuff in," Bigjaw said.

"On it" I replied and I begin to walk toward the crate and start loading the stuff in the back of the van.

After loading the van we all set up and start moving, Lucinda brought her own car with Bigjaw as the driver and Tony help drive the van with Cindy, I follow them behind with a chopper while Ricky stays behind.

After Thirty Minutes.

We arrive in industry part of town with a lot of abandoned factory and warehouse, it very quiet here at this time night, almost like a ghost town around here, passing through the gate we arrive at a small 2-floor warehouse near the ocean.

The van and car park at the front of the warehouse, I see Cindy out of the van and opening the large warehouse door, the van enter but the car stays parked.

Lucinda gets out of the car with Tony and enters the warehouse, I parked beside the car and soon after following them inside.

"Oh, my its dark in here" I can hear Lucinda voice.

Looking around I saw a silhouette of a breaker in the dark, I walk toward it and pull the lever, the light in the warehouse flicker.

"Let there be light," I said and the warehouse brightens from the fluorescent light bulb.

"Ahh man I wanted to do that" Cindy grumbled.

"It a piece dump in here," I said, seeing a lot of cardboard box on the floor, a few broken window, a lot of spider and dust everywhere.

"I actually see potential here," Cindy said.

"This property was own by a C-list superhero after his disappearance, the property claimed by the bank and they auction it a few years ago. I bought it wanting to build another club here but I was busy with other matter that I forgot since my love wanted a place for a base, why not here" Lucinda said.

"Ahh thank you, Luci, here" she takes out the plushie unicorn and gave it to her.

"You giving me this but you love unicorn," Lucinda said.

"I'm not giving you but we can share it maybe tonight we can share it together," Cindy said, blushing on her cheek.

"Is that an invitation?" Lucinda said.

"Mayyyybe," Cindy said playfully.

"Get a room please!!" I said, rolling my eyes.

"We will," Lucinda said, Cindy's cheeks redden even more.

"Erhhhh, I going to help Tony and Bigjaw unload the crate. If you people done flirting with each other, come and help us clean this warehouse." I said walking toward Bigjaw and Tony then start helping them unload the crate.

"It going to be a long night" I mumbled.

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Lina.

Pencil in my hand, idea flowing into my mind, I start drawing in my sketchbook. My heart filled with determination while my hand moves rapidly.

I blow the remnants of my pencil lead away.

And saw my creation for a superhero suit, white as the main color, a one-piece swimsuit design with a skirt at the waist, gold color line all on my arm to my back shaped like a wing, gold color boot and glove also a mask cover around my eyes, to hide my identity.

I look at my drawing of Haru on the bed when I look through my window and saw the night sky, I wonder where Haru is.

Knock, Knock.

"Darling, it's me," mom said behind the door.

I quickly close the sketchbook and store it underneath the pillow.

"Come in"I answer.

"Honey, I got something to talk you about?" Mom says.

"What is it?" I ask.

Mom walks to the bed and sits on the side.

"I been saving money for a while and I think it enough to send you to Art college, that you always wanted. good news right??!!" Mom said.

"Oh my god mom, thank you so much!!" I said and hug her.

"The weekend is coming up and I free that day let go visit the college and see which one you would like to go," mom said.

"Darling are you okay?" Mom asked as she saw Drawing of Haru on the bed.

"I'm fine, I'm just looking at my old drawing and found it,"I said.

"Are you sure?" Mom asks again.

"Momm it fine, don't worry," I said.

"Ok ok, dinner in 5 minutes get ready," mom said then walk toward the door and downstairs.

I sigh, then I look at the drawing, dread fills my heart but I shake it away, I place the drawing in my sketchbook.

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Somewhere in the Lunarhaven.

A familiar crow flies through between the building and skyscraper, then it starts to fly straight toward a skyscraper, as it was about to hit the skyscraper, it quickly pitches upward and flies upward the skyscraper.

It flies pass through the peak of the skyscraper and freefall downward, it extends its wings slowing down and landed on an arm.

A girl with her front bangs blocking her eyes, she wearing a black cloak with a hood over her head, the cloak fluttered by the wind, underneath the cloak she wears a white T-shirt with triangle on it and black jeans, sitting on the edge of the building, her feet dangling off the side, she brings the crow perched on her arm closer to herself.

"how is he?" the girl asks the crow.

the crow squawk.

"I see," the girl said.

the crow squawk again.

"You know I can't," the girl said.

The crow squawk and flew away.

The girl reaches into her pocket and takes out a piece of silver ring, a simple design, not a single word engraved on it, she then places the ring close to her chest and closes her eyes, she can still feel him.

"Always," the girl said.

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