Blaze of Glory

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Status: In Progress  |  Genre: Action and Adventure  |  House: Booksie Classic
This story goes along with the M:RS. The main character eventually joins the other group but this is the origin.
As far as I can tell, there is absolutely nothing I can add to extend this story but I could be wrong, let me know.

Submitted: August 17, 2016

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The scene starts with Jace Axel, Danial Ross, Sean McKaan, Carlo and sixteen other guys being flown in on a plain, Gen. Savage gives them their briefing. There to eliminate the threat of the Wutonga tribe before they gain more power, which is apparently not far away. The men talk about what brought them there individually, typical army guy responses from everyone, Carlo is crazy mellow and unless talking you might not even know he’s there, he could probably easily sneak up on anyone which would likely come in handy. Sean went through extensive sniper training before coming to this war, another fairly quiet individual, tries to only speak when he has something intelligent or funny to say but has a lot of sometimes useless knowledge about guns. Danial was one of those schoolyard trouble makers who was put into military camp to give him an attitude adjustment. Jace was the most talkative of the bunch and showed he was a bit of a hot head when another solder accidently berated his home town baseball team, he didn’t hear the end of that for twenty minutes. Once at their destination, Savage puts them through the basics for three days, a doctor watching from the side, at many times Carlo seemed to just appear behind everyone causing them to freak out. After all was said and done Danial and Jace were chosen to undergo a procedure to make them super human, the doctor takes them to an undisclosed location not far where they go through an experiment to improve upon them. They are strapped into a gurney, Danial was a little nervous but also really excited because he was a huge comic fan and now he was going to be like one of the heroes he read about, Jace asked question after question as he was being strapped “What exactly are you going to do? Are there going to be shocks or some kind of serum injected into us? You’ve tested this before right?” the doctor stated “There must be a first time for everything.” Before putting him under the gas.

 

Elsewhere in Africa, Azrial Wutonga commends his army, they fully control two countries and are already on the verge of taking the surrounding area and everyone living on their land is in fear, he gives his men the typical we are united, we will crush our enemies speech. They are working on gaining more money and weaponry, his men have selected American cities which they would like to strike and they have been put in a hat for selection (yes, for some reason, this is how they are going to make this big decision).

 

After awaking, Danial and Jace proceed with farther training after the power up to see exactly what they can do, to get used to it and also see the limitations of their abilities (weaknesses). Danial seemed to be able to turn himself into a living statue, it took a while for it to trigger though but after that, rather than have Danial take a hit, they used rocks of the same density to see just how much he could take without breaking, also testing to see how much stronger he was, oddly he could only lift an extra twenty pounds but when it came to hitting, obviously attacks where harder. Jace, who gained the ability to wield fire, quickly found he had to wear special clothes cause simple fabrics would eventually just burn up on him (at high enough temperatures) he also couldn’t hold onto weaponry for long, he didn’t really have a problem with this cause he felt using a gun or whatever was to easy, and what’s the point when you can already shoot fire out of your hands?

 

 

 

Sometime during the tests, Sean is sent out to scout the area around the enemy camp, he watches some of Azrial’s men fooling around in a destructive manner, sees what kind of arsenal and defensive abilities they have already, is almost tempted to try to sneak in farther, shoot Azrial and end the whole thing already but decides not to since that was not his order, he eventually comes back with some helpful information, many of the solders wondering “if this mission is so time sensitive, why are we wasting so much time and what was the point of that training” since they had yet to know about the experiments.

 

The troops are rounded up and are told to move out, Finally, they think, a few guys are left behind but the rest split into two groups and are given very specific orders as to how to operate, General Savage asks Dainal and Jace to hold back because he doesn’t want to reveal the “secret weapons” already. Why not, Jace thought but not saying aloud. Jace’s group were sent to the enemy’s armory bunker while Danial, Carlo and another group were to help a large village that has been set as the next target.

 

On the battlefield Jace is the only one who is unarmed, only throwing the occasional grenade and doing hand to hand combat (at some point maybe you see his fist start to glow brighter a bit but no one notices) one of the men call out to him “Yo, where’s your gun, it would be easier with a gun you mook.” Jace wanted light a fire under his ass but calmed himself down. Many of the enemy have spears, knives and clubs as well as guns, much like any normal gun fight, most of the time is spent hiding behind objects, occasionally there would be an actual face to face combat encounter which caused a lot of cuts and scratches, elsewhere the other group successfully helps the village, throughout it all there side only lost two men while the tribesmen lost eleven.

 

They come back, to find smoke and are told by a banged up Savage that the enemy had breached camp, killing three men and taking the doctor, some men get together and head out to try to find the group or any lead as to their whereabouts while the rest plan their next move, all of them down from losing men, sometime later, the others come back, no luck in their search.

 

At the Wutanga camp, Azrial talks with his most trusted ally, Kawalczyk asking about these new outsiders, wishing they knew more about them, and wanting to be more careful and put more men on duty. A plan is set to strike the tribe, there are two targeted areas, one team is to be a bit of a distraction, as well as to diminish the enemy’s ammunition as much as possible (by destroying it). That night, as they approach the target area, Bo Kuraketsu, a particularly gun crazed tribesman, starts firing on them, taunting and laughing as he works the large mounted machine gun, the rest of the tribe alerted to that area, as planned, Jace leads a group of nine others, Carlo amongst them, through the underground and to the back way taking out five men before their even noticed, during the battle on the other side, Sean is hit but not killed by Bo (after he took out three others), reviling in his accomplishment he is getting incredibly over confident. Elsewhere in the camp, Carlo had separated from his group, took out another five more tribesmen and met up with Danial and they have now encountered Kawalczyk, they have a two on one brawl, Kawalczyk wielding his personally made ax gun to even things up a bit, (the handle is also the gun barrel, the trigger placed just under the ax blade) he slashes, stabs and fires at them, getting some hits but not lethal ones until eventually Kawalczyk kills Carlo, the ax handle driven into his abdomen before firing, Danial then goes all stone, the weapon now proving quite ineffective and eventually breaks, soon after, so does it’s wielder. While Danial is still in shock (and stone) of the death of his friend a missile hits and levels the room, all that is seen afterwards is chunks of rocks, some that look like a human face and arm. An injured Sean has finally found a good out of sight position and takes aim at Kuraketsu who sweeps his mounted gun back and forth try to find targets, he had no idea he was the target now, Sean let the scope come into focus on Bo’s head and put a bullet through it. Other men in the area do their best to move forward and destroy the weaponry (up to this point the good guys have lost six and the bad guys have lost nineteen, Jace has taken out eight of them himself with the help of his fire power).

 

Jace, Sean and the few remaining guys left head forward to the main enemy camp, many of them shocked about Jace’s amazing ability but also the fact that they are still losing so many men and wondering where there Sargent was, there were many questions that needed to be answered but they would have to wait.

 

They continue to elude there enemy, sneaking closer, killing and hiding bodies as they make their way closer to the base as the tribe where in a panic, still unaware of their enemies position, the group now lead by Jace see an air field nearby that seems to be stocking supplies, which cannot be good. They then take out ten before the enemy is alerted to their presence; one of them is immediately shot down as the tribesmen charge them. The men are attacked at all side’s, spear, swords, knives, and all kinds of guns pointed at them, greatly outnumbered and out gunned but Jace evens the odd’s a bit by roasting a group which scares off many of the rest, he is eventually confronted by their leader Azrial, they fight hand to hand for a bit, Jace eventually burns Azrial’s face and soon eliminates him with an all out fireball, any of his men who still caused a resistance where quickly dealt with, the rest captured. Sean, badly scratched up, looks at the tribe’s equipment, trying to figure out where it came from when finally William Savage makes an appearance.

After a short conversation, when asked why he was gone so long, General Savage responded by killing two of the men one with a slash to the throat, the other with a bullet to the heart. While he hunt’s down the other’s, he explains (through monologued flashback) he killed the men at the camp, the doctor simply went back to America to continue research and he also caused the explosion that killed Danial, this was a mission none of them where suppose to survive,  he also now kills the last man, leaving Sean and Jace alone (Jace really only hiding so he can hear the explanation, he had wondered after the experiment why they hadn’t just powered up everyone, it would have been over that much faster) William tells them there is no record of the experiment’s (which of course will continue, now that they know it’s safe and all, they will now use it on more loyal solders) no record of them even being in Africa, it will simply be a rebel force that fended the Wutonga tribe off. He then attacks Sean, stabbing his side, hitting him with jabs and locking him in a sleeper as he stabs him again but Sean is saved by Jace who jumps in and attacks with some kind of flying fiery fist, he emits an explosive force from himself, leaving William in a burning wreckage, Jace then escapes with Sean on the nearby plane.

 

Days later, back in America, Sean is still in pretty bad shape but being taken care of in a good hospital under a false name, hopefully he will get out ok. Jace goes off the grid more or less, living on what he has, keeping quiet till he can find the doctor and whoever else was behind the betrayal and end them.

 


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