The fluorescent surgical white light filled Ricky armory, lighting up the room without leaving any shadow or darkness behind, just being in Ricky armory is like being in a candy store or a toy store; so many things just grab my attention even Kusagi was amazed by the knife collection Ricky had.
"Arrr what brings ye here, to my humble abode," Ricky said; squinting her left eyes and imitating a pirate voice.
"Cindy asked me to pick up something for her and what with the pirate accent?" I ask; my left eyebrow raised.
"I binge-watch the entire Pirate of Bermuda series last night, it kind of stuck in my head now," Ricky said; walking toward her work desk and grabbing a small box of it. She brought the box to me and gave it to me.
I look at the small box; confused.
"What is it?" I ask.
"RRrr to know what lay inside ye must open it first? rrr.." Ricky said, grinning at me still imitating a pirate voice.
"Before I open this, can you stop with the pirate talk?" I ask.
"ahh, ye no fun" Ricky said.
I open the small box; revealing a black gauntlet with a sleek and smooth design that completely covers in metal plating and there is an X sized hole in the middle of the hand part.
"what is this? it looks sick as hell" I said, amazed by its design.
"Suprise! it a grappling hook, shooter, gauntlet, thingy, I can't seem to find a name for it yet but it basically a grappling gun," Ricky said.
"It a prototype that I made, it has electric ascension engine inside that power the rotor to lift anybody up and also shoot the hook out using magnet similar concept like the railgun as for the power supply, I used a Stoalium battery that I bought from a shady guy that he might have stolen it from the military," Ricky explained.
I put on the gauntlet on my right hand, and bask it under the white light.
"it also has a sensor that detects nerve from the brain whether you want it to shoot the hook or rotate the motor inside," Ricky said.
"I have no idea what you talking about, all I heard is grappling gun," I said, then pressing the button on the side of the gauntlet causing the x sized hole to light up in red light.
"I might want to stress that it is still a 'Prototype'" Ricky said.
I clench my fist and the hook shot up causing it to plant itself into the ceiling. Kusagi heard the shot and turn her head toward me, her eyes were widens as she saw the gauntlet. I can tell from her face even she is impressed by the gauntlet.
"Check it out Kusagi! awesome right?" I said; Kusagi quickly nods her head energetically.
"So if I just think—" I didn't finish my sentence when the gauntlet suddenly pulls me up with such force that I hit my neck on the ceiling and crack the ceiling above me; the hook detach and I fall right back to the ground with a piece of derbies.
"yep...now... I know why its a prototype" I grimace.
"Yeah I have to work on that, I did warn you though," Ricky said.
"so that it will that out the way, let ask the big question," Ricky said.
"who is the kid?" Ricky asked; she looks at Kusagi as she wipes the dust off my cloth.
"Oh I haven't introduced you guys yet, this is Kusagi, a kid I just found and right now taking care off," I said.
"taking care of? do I need to call the police on you or something?" Ricky said.
"I'm not a Lolicon, jeez, she the one who found me" I retort.
"SUrreeeeee, that what the last guys said," Ricky joked; her right eyebrow raised.
"I'm serious!" I said aloud while still laying on the floor and wincing at the pain.
"So your name is Kusagi?" Ricky asks; Kusagi nod nervously.
"My name is Ricky and this here basement slash armory is my workplace, if you fancy anything in here, gimme a call," Ricky said.
I stand up then wiping the dust off my clothes.
"What would Cindy want with a grappling bracelet" I wonder.
"I myself, don't know what her plans is" Ricky let out.
"But I do hear she got a fight with Lucinda?" Ricky ask.
"Yeah, but I think they gonna be alright I talk to Lucinda and Cindy about it" I replied.
"Good, nothing wrong with a lover spat now and then," Ricky said.
"Did you finish checking the mech suit?" I ask.
"What that piece of junk" Ricky said.
"Piece of junk?" I ask.
"Yes piece of junk, the servo, motor and bearing is all rusted not to mention I don't know what kind of power supplies that the guys used to run that thing even if I managed to get it run, the only thing it can do is walk, grab and take out its shield" Ricky said.
"We'll get it running then maybe it can be useful to us," I said.
"Yesss boss," Ricky sighed.
"One more thing, for a long time that I have to live here, never once I have seen Lunarhaven snow before," Ricky said.
"That's why they call it a Christmas miracle," I said.
Ricky shrugs her shoulders and head to her work desk.
"It time we head home," I said; taking off the gauntlet and putting it back in the box.
"See you later," I said and start walking toward the exit.
"Say hi to Cindy for me!" Ricky yelled out.
Kusagi and I used the other door that leads to the docking area where my motorcycle is parked. When we reach the loading area, I can see people in the alley smoking and chat with each other, some of them just enter and exit the nightclub using the back door; when I look at the sky I can see that it has darkened and the moon is in full view.
"Where we heading next?" Kusagi asks; I jump down to the alley from the loading platform and kusagi get on my back from the loading platform.
"We going to unicorns to buy a ice cream for Cindy," I said.
While I was carrying Kusagi on my back, a group of young adults wearing a smart suit are walking toward us, they are laughing as they occasionally glance at me.
"Can I have some?" Kusagi ask.
"How do you girls can even eat ice cream in the middle of winter?" I jest.
"Do- it," one of the young adults said.
"no, you do it," another one of young adult said.
"wait here they come," the other one young adult said.
"I want to try, I never—" Kusagi was interrupted by one of the young adults; suddenly grab the beanie off Kusagi head.
Kusagi let out a yelp of surprise as her rabbit ears perk up high up.
"Woah, what a freak," one of the young adult said.
"A powered?" one of the young adults say.
"I know it, I saw the kid feet and I know instantly that she a powered freak," One of the young adult said, while they all staring at Kusagi.
Kusagi looks around nervously as the scene caused all the people in the alley to stare at her; Kusagi tries to hide her ears under her hands. People begin to take out their phone and begin taking pictures of Kusagi.
I can hear people whispering to each other as they stare directly at Kusagi.
I can feel Kusagi heavy breathing as she tries to shrink herself, to hide her ears from taken picture of, then I felt it, the wetness on my shoulder.
I walk to the motorcycle and sit Kusagi down, I look at her face; tear run down her eyes to her cheeks as she whimpers under her breath, her hand still trying to cover her rabbit ears.
I drop to my knees so I'm the same level of height as Kusagi and I wipe her tear on both of her eyes with my thumbs; Kusagi looks at me with worried eyes and I smile at her showing her that everything's gonna be fine.
"Listen to me Kusagi, I been where you been right now," I said; as I remember the bucket of blood.
"You know what I did?" I ask; Kusagi look at me waiting for the answer.
I stand up; cracking my knuckle and my neck.
"I break one of their arms," I said; smiling.
"Don't worry, I get you beanie back, wait for me here and watch the show," I said, turning my body so I face the three young adults in the alley.
I quickly dash toward the middle one and uppercut him in the jaw with my fist sending him flying back; while knocking him out, I grab the beanie out of his hand before he falls to the ground and I throw it back to Kusagi.
"What the fuck did you do?!" one of the young adults said.
"It obvious, isn't?" I said flatly.
"Fuck you!" One on the right of me said.
Suddenly, a fist launch at me from my right side, heading straight to my head, I took a step backward and dodge the fist.
I kick the one on my left just before he was about to attack; interrupting his attack.
The one on my left launch another punch at me; dodging his attack, I grab his arm and elbow chop his arm.
I can feel his bone breaking under my elbow. I proceed to jab his throat interrupting his scream of pain; he falls backward holding his throat as he tries to take a breath.
I hear the young adult charge at me, I turn my body and he stabs with a small flip knife in the chest. I grunt, grabbing his throat with my left hand and keep on punching his stomach with my right hand.
I bring lift his body upward and kick his chest sending him flying into the garbage heap.
I walk toward the one with the broken arm, kicking him so he falls on his back, I sit on his stomach, taking the knife off my chest, I stab it in his hand; he screams in pains and I pull my fist backward.
I punch his face.
I punch his face again.
I punch again.
Until Bigjaw suddenly appeared behind me and drag me away.
"That enough you don't need to kill him!" Bigjaw yelled as he drags me away from the guy I just punch.
"Then what is the point?" I asked flatly.
"Get your crazy ass home!" Bigjaw order.
"Fine!" I shrug his hand off me and walk to Kusagi.
"And for all of you here, if one of you post what happens here, you all will be banned for life from this club!" Bigjaw warned.
I can hear people grunting in disappointment in the background.
I look at Kusagi; her face lowered as she holds the beanie down.
I want to reach out to her with my hand but the moment I saw blood on my knuckle, I stop immediately.
I get on the motorcycle and ride away.