The Daemon Saga chunk 2
The Daemon Saga part 8: The Assault
After returning to the present, Galloway recieved a call from the commander. There were plans for yet another attack on Daemon's base, and once again, Galloway was Squad D Leader. Realizing the opportunity presented by this, the entire group decided to sneak aboard the landing craft, thus gaining access to the base. But first, there was a friend they needed to call...
Jennifer struggled to get David to eat any of his food. Rick just watched from a distance, a small smile on his face. He had saved Jennifer, and was rewarded handsomely for it. He just hoped that Galloway had the same success.
That's when the phone rang.
"Hello?" answered Rick. "Uh-huh. Uh-huh. WHAT?! ANOTHER EVIL LOSER TRYING TO DESTROY ALL OF MANKIND?!! I'LL BE RIGHT THERE!" With that, he slammed the phone down and headed for the door.
"Hello, Rick," was the first thing he heard going out the door. The mask was back. He needed it again.
Sighing, Rick put the mask on and headed for Galloway's house.
Gemini, meanwhile, had contacted Sensei and Hunter. Realizing that Daemon's actions affected the balance more than Mox's did, they joined the group. Claiming to have been hired by an unknown factor, they headed for the base seperately from the rest.
Galloway met with the other squad leaders, then entered the craft. The others were able to hide, but Rick had a little trouble fitting his now-muscular form into a box.
After about five minutes, the commander telecasted the briefing.
"You are to land at the southernmost beach around the base. Once there, you must make your way through several machine gun emplacements, hundreds of soldiers, and the League of Women's Voters- oops, ignore that last comment. Anyway, once inside, you are to eliminate Daemon. But be careful; you cannot claim the reward unless you have 51% of the carcass. That is all."
The rest of the ride was uneventful (except for Green Viper asking Galloway for the five bucks he owed him). After what seemed like forever, they reached the beach. Their presence was immediately met by gunfire.
Gemini and his group reached the beach from an opposite angle of the fighting. Realizing that his brother was in peril, he snuck up to the machine gun emplacements on the walls and took out the gunners, one by one. Sensei and Hunter, however, already escaped into the base.
Galloway, the heroes, and the rest of the surviving MERC members looked for an easy way through the wall. Then Rick walked up and taped it, causing the entire southern wall to collapse into dust.
Even more soldiers came, but Rick, realizing the odds, transformed into Monster Rick, scaring Daemon's entire army away. He then grabbed the Eastern wall and slammed it into the ground before reverting to normal (just because he can).
Galloway and the others made their way into the base; the rest of the MERC team stayed behind to help the wounded. With the army still cringing in fear, they reached Daemon's lair unopposed.
Inside, however, was Dan. The doors slammed shut behind them, trapping them inside. It looked hopeless.
Then Gemini, who had been hiding behind the desk, checked his watch. 10:00. He turned the standard oversized TV on to Comedy Central, just as South Park started.
Dan struggled against the show, then tried to break the door down. Weiila, however, recognized what was happening, and made him look dead-on into the TV.
After about five minutes of watching the show, Dan's head exploded. Note to all: Don't watch South Park unless you're already clinically insane.
While checking for Daemon, they found a note. Galloway and Weiila showed each other the contents, then told everyone to get off the place (except for Eihra and Neo). They had to deal with Daemon's plan yet again.
They set the Digipad to April 26, 1985...
THE END OF PART 8
Weiila: I think I see where this is headed...
Galloway: You have no idea...
The Daemon Saga part 9: Don't mess with the kiddies!
By Weiila by request from Galloway *evil laugh*
The small troop entered a rainy field outside a small town.
"Oh great..." everybody grunted and tried to summon umbrellas with every means possible.
"Where are we, anyway?" Eihra asked, sourly crossing her arms as Neo held her above his head for protection against the rain.
"We should be about my birthday, and that's my hometown," Galloway said in a typical overtaught guide's voice, "let's move, people!"
They rushed towards the town, hoping they wouldn't be too late to stop Daemon from killing Galloway as an infant...
"Not another step!" came a hoarse voice from above.
The four heroes looked up, wincing in disgust as a crippled shadow came down through the pouring rain, smelling like the oldest leftover one has ever found in the back of the fridge.
"Phoenix!" Galloway hissed.
"I have returned! And I shall claim revenge by holding you here while master Daemon set the magic bombs to kill the whole town! Mwahaha!"
"Go generic villain..." Eihra sarcastically said while Neo put her down.
"Doesn't look too strong," Weiila remarked, too late realizing what she was saying.
A stomp from the zombie cyborg's foot created a ravina in the field. Luckily everyone had the nerve to leap out of reach in time.
Galloway cursed under his breath, knowing a fuse with Neo would leave them too weak to battle Daemon. Time waas running out, fast. He looked around for a plan and found Weiila shaking mud from her leg while playing around with the digipad.
"You handle Daemon, OK?" she said with an almost mad grin, "I think I know how to make sure this stinky stays away."
Seeing no other option Galloway shrugged.
"Alright, but what are you..."
With a holler the female author lounged at the zombie. He swept his arm out in surprise and she clung to it, activating the Digipad. The two were engulfed in the transport light (tm). Sadly, that also included Neo who had been trying to sneak up on Phoenix during the distracting maneouver.
"Well crap..." Galloway grunted.
"Don't just stand there, man!" Eihra commanded, hurrying towards the town, "we've got your ass in junior form to save!"
Sighing the warrior followed the eccentric dancer.
Neo sat up and grabbed his head. Hedghogs were wrestiling behind his forehead.
"Phoenix knocked you out and then he ran off to kill me as a child," he heard Weiila's voice from somewhere above him, followed by a chanting.
His headache quickly subdued due to the healing magic and he looked up.
"You're being attacked as a child by a psycho zombie that can knock me out," Neo said with raised eyebrows.
"Yeah, just over theere, any minute now."
Weiila pointed at a big, red building with orange roof tiles in a distance.
"Then what are you SMILING about?!" Neo asked.
"Oh, you'll see."
And she began sprinting towards the building. Growling something about women Neo followed over the frozen landscape.
"It's March, 1992," Weiila merrily informed, "and that's the Noret school. It's minor hell on earth."
"Oh really? You haven't seen military training..." Neo scoffed.
"You haven't tried the food here..." Weiila retorted with a shudder.
She skidded to a halt behind some leafless bushes and pointed.
A small, skinny girl in a red jacket and with shoulder long brown hair came walking up the road. She was obviously Weiila as a child, but seemed a couple of years older than she had been during the curse Mox had put on her.
Neo hissed as Phoenix leaped down from from the roof and landed before the child, but the grown Weiila put her hand on his shoulder to hold him back.
"Just stay here and watch the show," she whispered with a grin, "do you think I brought him here just so he could kill me?"
"But that's a kid!" Neo snapped.
"Who are you?" the small Weiila cried in shock, backing away from the stinking, ugly monster before her.
"I'm Phoenix, kid," the zombie smirked, "and I'll be the last thing you see."
He advanced with cruel delight over the child's fear, but Weiila kept holding Neo back. She was mumbling to herself.
"Three, two, one..."
The small girl finally found her voice as the nightmare howered over her.
"Help me, Loria!" she cried in a highpitched, ear shredding voice.
Phoenix crashed on the ground with a surprised "Ouff!" as a pair of sandals planted themselves on his poorly sown back. Big, red and B-formed wings swept about a storm of long brown hair as a woman faintly alike the grown Weiila gracefully leaped of the monster.
"Attacking innocent, helpless children, are we?" the female creature said and tore up the blinking Phoenix by his throat.
"Duhh..." Neo mumbled.
"Cover your eyes..." Weiila merrily said and pressed herself against the ground.
Neo didn't however, and as Weiila looked up again his face had a pretty festive green color. Bits of zombie was plastered on the red walls and the skeletal bushes.
And Loria was juggling with a pair of rotting feet and a rather shocked-looking head, fire from her fingertips frying the remains as they passed by. Finally she let them all fall and crushed the smoking leftovers beneath her fine feet.
"There, all better," she gently smiled.
"Thanks," the small Weiila said with a big smile and turned to enter the school.
Loria flapped her big wings and disappeared into the winter clouds in the sky moments later.
The grown Weiila stood and brushed off the worst mud and ice from her clothes before starting to fiddle with the Digipad again.
"Come now, get a grip of yourself," she mildly urged Neo, "Gallo and Eihra surely waits for us."
"Wait, wait, wait!" Neo said as he got up, "first explain to me what that butterfly thing was!"
Weiila smiled faintly.
"She was my first character, an alien queen with firepower to blow up small planets in a fit of irritation. She was a bit hard to control though, so I had to drop her into the dephts of my mind."
She gave a lovely smile.
"You, Gallo and Magus can be happy Mox turned me to a SEVEN year old kid," she mildly said, "I had a horrible temper when I turned eight and that was when I made Loria up. Now don't just stand there, let's get going."
She hit the Digipad and in a flash of light they were on their way back to the year 1985, April 26...
THE END OF PART 9
After a while of searching, they found what appeared to be five Black Order members driving off in a white van with a pentagram painted onto the side. At first, they cursed their bad luck. Then they saw the van get blasted by a bolt of lightning while driving by a church (Note: Half of all buildings in Visalia are churches). The only salvagable thing was a conviently-placed map showing the locations of all the bombs.
Within a few minutes, they were all disarmed.
Galloway and Eihra returned to the field, and began to wait for Weiila and Neo to return. The rain had finally let up, and the sun was showing. A guy and a girl rode down the street on a bicycle, the girl on the handlebars, while the air began to play "Rain Drops Keep Falling on my Head".
Galloway suddenly found himself grateful that he had lost most memories when he was five.
The sound of metal colliding with the ground alerted the two to the giant, mechanical, scorpion-like creature behind them. Suddenly, it spoke...in Phoenix's voice.
"So, the little bitch and her little guardian whatever thought they could destroy me, huh? Well, a single tissue of my body survived, and Master Daemon took me to the future, where I was cloned into a brain! Now I am in charge of this beautiful new body, forever ready to destroy you once and for all!" He then exploded into five minutes of laughter.
When he stopped laughing, Galloway had sliced off one claw, while Eihra had used her Mankaksopoppo to take off two legs quite nicely.
"Bitch!" said Phoenix, looking at Eihra. "Don't you see? I cannot be destroyed, especially by a little girl that should be cleaning her little house up and making babies instead of helping to fight evil!"
Galloway then let out a big grin as he saw a large fleet of buses pull up behind the scorpion robot. The banner on the side read: Angry Army of Women Against Descrimination.
The women left the bus and mobed Phoenix, tearing his metallic body apart piece by piece. Eventually, only his head was left. Daemon suddenly appeared, grabbed the head, and teleported away.
Weiila and Eihra took that moment to teleport back. Everyone finally returned to the present.
After exiting what little remained of Daemon's base, the group rejoined the MERC squads, who then promptly left for their own base. Unfortunately, the trip was a little longer, due to rough waters, and the only movie they had was Spy Hard (which is funny only before the twentieth time). When they finally came back into port, everyone tried desperately to get that song out of their heads (except for Gemini, who loved it).
Everyone then returned to Galloway's house to plan the next move. That's when they saw another all-too-familiar individual on Galloway's couch: a blue-robed man, eating Chinese Food.
After spitting the lousy chinese food out of his mouth, he turned to address the now-large group. "So, Mox wasn't alone. This is just perfect. Now we have to defeat an even stronger evil."
"So you've come to help us, huh?" asked Galloway.
"Well, not completely," replied Blue Robe. "You see, Meliah was...well...desiring a vacation, so..." Meliah then popped up from the other side of the couch, still wearing her Black Mage attire but carrying a camera as well.
Blue Robe then continued. "Let's go. We have a lot to talk about."
Daemon placed Phoenix's robotic head onto the platform and typed something into the computer. After a while, the download screen said "Complete", and Phoenix appeared on the moniter.
Daemon had one last plan for his undying mercenary...
THE END OF PART 10