Chapter 50:

Chapter 50 [Presents]


It takes me about 15 minutes to told Cindy what happen last night; at first, I was barraged with her skeptical look and sassed but after a long while she learns to just rolled with the stories. Well, I didn't actually tell her the story, only the part that matter like the fight, the gate, and the magical stuff.Bookmark here

The part that I didn't tell her is about Arthur and my sudden outburst in the fight, it hard enough when she worries about me going missing, I didn't need to tell her about the other me.Bookmark here

After finishing my story, I took a long deep breath before speaking again.Bookmark here

"What going on your end?"Bookmark here

"Well for starter the hands you gave me work great even though it grossing me out everything I look at it" Cindy body visibly shudder after she said those word.Bookmark here

"I changing those fingerprints into data and sending it to the briefcase lock mechanism, then I'm gonna trick the lock by telling it that a human living hand is pressing against the scanner. It actually very fascinating, the lock actually need a living person hand to open it, it detects the user heartbeat through the hand and then it can scan the fingerprints" Cindy explain eagerly.Bookmark here

"It must be something valuable if it takes that much work to open it" I chirped while looking at the briefcase place on top of the table.Bookmark here

"I just realize you took out the briefcase from the cage things," I said.Bookmark here

"It a Faraday cage and don't worry I already destroyed any tracking device inside of it, we will be safe," Cindy reassures.Bookmark here

"What about Anomaly Inc?" I ask.Bookmark here

"There was a lot of chatter in Anomaly Inc about last night attack, last I heard is all of our target coming here and using all their resources trying to find the catalyst and a man wearing a motorcycle helmet that has been attacking them," Cindy said; her left eyebrows raise slightly at me.Bookmark here

"What could I say, I'm famous" I joked.Bookmark here

"Indeed you are," Cindy said.Bookmark here

"what about the masked woman?" I ask.Bookmark here

"She on the move, you might want to be more careful after this" Cindy said; her tone serious.Bookmark here

"I don't need to be careful, she the one who needs to be careful of me" I corrected Cindy words.Bookmark here

Cindy sighed heavily.Bookmark here

"So what about your other issue, the one you promise me you take care off" Cindy asked.Bookmark here

"It's taken care of, I'm off the meds and feeling better" I lied to her; even though the other me is still inside of me and been avoiding speaking to me.Bookmark here

"That's great," Cindy praise.Bookmark here

"Do you know what is Kusagi doing, I just saw her running with tired tied to her waist?" I ask; my eyes wander to the hole in the kitchen floor.Bookmark here

"Well, she is training I think" Cindy replied.Bookmark here

"What kind of training?" I ask.Bookmark here

"She has her reason believe me if I can tell you, I would but I can't," Cindy said; she scratches the back of her head with her left hand.Bookmark here

Goddamn it ,what with the secrecy, in the matter a fact, I'm getting tired of the secret around here. hmm, I have to think a way of getting the answer out of Cindy.Bookmark here

"Cindy, can you please tell me what going on with Kusagi?" I plead; widening my eyes, attacking her with my puppy eyes while slightly quivering my lips.Bookmark here

"What the hell you doing?" Cindy asks; a look of disgust displayed on her face without holding any of it back.Bookmark here

"Well trying to beg for an answer" I answer; shrugging my shoulder.Bookmark here

"Ha Ha stay focus please," Cindy said.Bookmark here

"Sure... so what our next plan?" I ask.Bookmark here

"It time for us to come out from the shadow and reveal our self," Cindy said; a sly grin forming with her mouth.Bookmark here

"meaning?" I ask.Bookmark here

"meaning putting a target on our self and let them come to us and I got perfect way to do this" Cindy said.Bookmark here

"how are we supposed to do this?" I ask the obvious the question.Bookmark here

"with our next target," She said; grabbing a picture from a desk and extend it toward me.Bookmark here

I look at the picture; in that picture contain an old man in his late 50's, bald and fat with a thick white beard. I couldn't help but see the resemblance; he looks exactly like one of those mall Santa except wearing a fancy suit. somehow right, I felt really bad that I have to kill a Santa look alike.Bookmark here

"what did he do except work for anomaly inc?' I ask.Bookmark here

"Ohh easy, distributing child pornography and has multiple illegal prostitute ring around the city to name a few," Cindy said flatly.Bookmark here

"Well, my guilt is gone now, I was feeling bad that I have to kill a Santa look-alike," I said.Bookmark here

"Ohh now you point it out he does look alike like Santa" Cindy chimed.Bookmark here

"So how we do this? I kill him while recording the deed?" I ask.Bookmark here

"Nah it will be simple than that, he always had this annual event at Lunarhaven museum of art showcasing new art from the new artist and the News love to cover this so you gonna go there kill him and let the news spread like wildfire," Cindy said.Bookmark here

"When is the event?" I ask.Bookmark here

"I have bad news and good news," Cindy said.Bookmark here

"the event is tonight that the bad news," Cindy said.Bookmark here

"what tonight? all my equipment is broken, I don't have time to fix it" I exclaim.Bookmark here

"You haven't heard the good news yet," Cindy said; turning her head toward the large coiling door of the warehouse.Bookmark here

I turn my head toward the coiling door and suddenly the door roll up revealing two truck entering the warehouse and parked in front of the living room; I recognize that truck. Bookmark here

The truck door open, and somebody steps out of them; I smile as I saw Ricky with a huge smile on her face.Bookmark here

"I call them ahead of time and they have brought you all the stuff that you need to execute the plan perfectly," Cindy said.Bookmark here

"you sly dog, nice dramatic reveal by the way" I jokedBookmark here

"You know me, I love the theatrical" Cindy grinned.Bookmark here

"You delivery is here!" Ricky cheered.Bookmark here

I stand up from the chair and quickly jog happily toward the truck like a child who just woke up on Christmas morning.Bookmark here

"We brought everything that you would need to fight those bastards," Ricky said.Bookmark here

"You sound like we would never meet again" I jested.Bookmark here

"This is the last time we meeting them, it will be a long time before we could meet again," Lucinda said; as she gets out from the other truck with shopping bags in her hands. I look at Cindy confused; my eyebrow raised.Bookmark here

"It true, after the reveal it would be too dangerous for us to meet," Cindy said.Bookmark here

"Don't be down, after all of this, we all will grab some beer together" I assure.Bookmark here

"You right but you buying though," Ricky beamed.Bookmark here

"Fine, why not, the drink is on me after this," I said; letting out a laugh.Bookmark here

"Come here, let check out the merchandise first" Ricky implored; she walks toward the back of the truck.Bookmark here

Following her and arriving at the back of the door; she raises the door upward revealing a lot of ammo box and weapons box.Bookmark here

"What in the box?" I ask.Bookmark here

"All type of weapons from an assault rifle to submachine gun, it comes with ammo that will last a year and it all yours," Ricky said.Bookmark here

I look beside me and suddenly Kusagi already standing there amazed by the massive amount of weapons in the truck; I could see snow still on her shoulder and head.Bookmark here

"But that just the tip of the iceberg, here," Ricky said; after grabbing one of the wooden boxes in the truck and she gave it to me.Bookmark here

I took the box and open it; the box contains a matching gauntlet just like the one I had and four Stoalium battery. Taking out the gauntlet from the wooden box; I wear it on my left handsBookmark here

"Awesome, what it do?" I exclaim.Bookmark here

"It emits a shield enough to cover one person for 5 minutes, I used the same technology as the mech suit you brought in, reverse engineer the shit out of it shields generator, make it smaller and more mobile " Ricky explained.Bookmark here

"Why 5 minutes?" I ask.Bookmark here

"Well because it used an incredible amount of energy, I had to used Stoalium battery to power it, one battery is enough to power it for 5 minutes then you need to change it," Ricky said.Bookmark here

"How do I know that I used all of its energy?" I ask.Bookmark here

"There a small battery screen on the gauntlet to show you how much juice you have left," Ricky said; rotating the gauntlet, I can see the small screen underneath.Bookmark here

"I heard from Cindy that your helmet is broken from the fight last night," Ricky said.Bookmark here

"Yeah, the dude was strong as hell he punches through the armor," I said.Bookmark here

"You are in luck then, I been working on a new helmet since the first I heard you used one everytime you go to battle," Ricky said; climbing the truck he moves around the box and grabs something behind it.Bookmark here

She lifted the object revealing a new full-face motorcycle helmet; it has two small horn, sleek and smooth design with black obsidian color.Bookmark here

"You like it?" Ricky ask.Bookmark here

I eagerly nod my head answering her questions;  the helmet is so sick looking that it looks like one of those hero helmets from the superhero era.Bookmark here

She tossed the helmet at me and I catch it; Kusagi stand beside me, wonder-filled Kusagi eyes as she stares at the helmet, I smile and give the helmet to her so she could take a better look.Bookmark here

"All this stuff just for us, I don't know if we can pay it," I said.Bookmark here

"Don't worry about money, All of it has been taken care," Cindy said.Bookmark here

"Where do you even get the money, I thought we only had like 2 million," I said.Bookmark here

"I invest some of it and make a profit in the real state," Cindy said.Bookmark here

"Real state?" I puzzled.Bookmark here

"Enough with the question, come here and see this!" Cindy said; opening the other truck back door.Bookmark here

I walk to Cindy with Kusagi behind me wearing the helmet, arriving beside Cindy, I was surprised but not like bad surprised more like I was amazed literally; my eyes widened as it can be and my mouth wide open even Kusagi is frozen out of amazement toward the object.Bookmark here

"I know that you will be surprised, you will use this thing for tonight mission" Cindy grinned.Bookmark here

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