Steampunk Cowboys

Steampunk Cowboys

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Genre: Action and Adventure

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Status: In Progress

Genre: Action and Adventure

Summary

In the year 2123, siblings Arsenic, Chromium, and Uranium are chasing a gang leader called Phosphorus. Arsenic and Phosphorus seem to have a rough past that Arsenic refuses to share with Chromium and Uranium. Will they find out what Arsenic is hiding or are they going to be in the dark forever?
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Summary

In the year 2123, siblings Arsenic, Chromium, and Uranium are chasing a gang leader called Phosphorus. Arsenic and Phosphorus seem to have a rough past that Arsenic refuses to share with Chromium and Uranium. Will they find out what Arsenic is hiding or are they going to be in the dark forever?

Chapter1 (v.1) - 1-18-19-5-14-9-3

Author Chapter Note

(Author's Note (PLEASE READ): While this story does have some violence, I do not intend to be graphicly describing large injuries but there will definitely be some death, blood, and violence. Also, this is only chapter 1, so I am going to leave a lot of things in mystery. Also, one last thing, all the chapter titles are codes. See if you can decode them as the story continues! Thank you for reading and I hope you like this! Tell me your thoughts/comments/theories/etc in the comments! Thanks!)

Chapter Content - ver.1

Submitted: May 10, 2017

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Chapter Content - ver.1

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Uranium walked into a small bar. Jambon Bar. It was a place he liked to go. Sit down, have a drink. Milk, of course. But only if he sneaked out. Chromium and Arsenic, Uranium’s brother and sister, would never ever let him leave the hideout on his own. He sat down on a bar stool, his black slacks resting on the floor. He sighed and rested his cheek on his hand. Out of the corner of his eye, Uranium could see glowing blonde hair. Phosphorus. He turned his head slightly just to see a little bit more, fingering the gun in his back pocket. Phosphorus stood up and left the bar, walking quickly out the front door. Uranium stood up, slipping his brown coat with a fringe just under the chest area over his orange shirt. He followed Phosphorus, close behind him but not able to be seen. Once Phosphorus was a good distance away, he pulled out an old, rusted walkie-talkie.

 

Arsenic had been sleeping when his walkie-talkie started buzzing. He picked it up, brushing his white bangs away from his eye. “Hello?” he mumbled, half asleep. “It’s me, Uranium! I’ve spotted Phosphorus…and he’s alone!” Uranium squealed, trying his best to contain his excitement. “I’m following him, we’re near J-“ There was some muffled screaming and then the walkie-talkie lost the signal. Arsenic lifted himself up, his expression growing angry. “Chromium. Uranium has been captured.” Arsenic told his sister. “What?” Chromium yawned, rubbing her eyes. “Uranium must have snuck out. He said he was following Phosphorus but I think they caught him.” Arsenic told Chromium. “Oh, go back to sleep, Arsenic. He’s right up there.” Chromium pointed to the hammock above hers’, where Uranium was supposed to be sleeping. Arsenic stood up from his hammock, walking over to Chromium’s and climbing the hammocks to see if Uranium was in his hammock. “Ow, you’re steppin’ on my knee, man!” Chromium complained. Arsenic lifted the blanket in the hammock to find…pillows. “He’s not here, Chromium.” Arsenic told Chromium. “What?!” she replied. “That dirty bastard…we need a better security system ‘round here.”

“Dammit. We have to go find him.” Arsenic jumped off of Chromium, running to the door of their hideout, and Chromium ran after him.

 

Arsenic’s brown boots clicked on the metal scrap floor of the ship. Arsenic, a small, plump man with white hair covering one of his eyes, had been tracking a man named Phosphorus for years with the help of his little sister and brother, Chromium, a tall, muscle-bound woman with toffy skin and black hair, and Uranium, a tall, lanky boy with pale skin and blonde hair. In the year 2123, these siblings lived in a small ship that they liked to call “the Hideout.” Phosphorus was a gang leader and Arsenic had a past with him. Arsenic’s siblings knew not of what Arsenic and Phosphorus’s past was but they knew that this man must have done something pretty bad for Arsenic to be so angry at him. Arsenic had a way of hiding things from his siblings. Being the oldest sibling, he was the only one who knew what happened to their parents…and no matter how much they pushed, he refused to tell them what happened. They had followed Phosphorus and his gang to a small district called District 13880, or Prison Town. It was called Prison Town because the ship was made entirely of scrap metal and being in it felt almost like being in a prison.

 

Arsenic was a fierce man. He was usually playful with his siblings but he would protect them with his life. If Uranium had been captured there would surely be a blood bath soon. “We’re walkin’ straight into a trap, Arsi.” Chromium told her brother. “I know that.” Arsenic replied. “But there’s nothing we can do about it.” Chromium looked at Arsenic. Nothin’ we can do ‘bout it? God, Arsenic, sometimes I think you’re crazy. she thought to herself. Arsenic quickly took a grenade out of his tool belt, ripped out the safety pin in his teeth, hand tightly wrapped around the lever, and threw it as far as possible. It exploded, making a large dent in (but not destroying) the ground and walls of Prison Town. Two large people with machine guns jumped out from the shadows just far enough back to not be hit with the explosion and starting shooting at Arsenic and Chromium. Chromium ripped off a piece of the wall and used it as a shield. “Moron.” she mumbled at Arsenic. But he didn’t hear her. He knew exactly what he was doing. Eventually the gang members stopped shooting and started yelling to their cohorts to leave since there was someone with grenades on the premises. Arsenic walked towards the gang members. “Listen, dustrats, and listen well. I have many weapons that can maim you in any number of wa-“

“Chromium, Arsenic!!” Uranium pushed one of the gang members out of his way and bounded toward Arsenic, smiling ear-to-ear. “Phosphorus is so nice! He gave me milk and cookies a-“

“Uranium! Are you hurt? Your face is bruised…” Arsenic inspected a large bruise on Uranium’s forehead. “I’m ok!” Uranium smiled. “Get out of my way.” Phosphorus told the gang members. Arsenic glared at Phosphorus, holding Uranium close to him. “Why did you kidnap Uranium, Phosphorus?” he asked. “You know why, Arsenic. So, why not just give up?” Phosphorus replied. “I’m in the right here.”
“Don’t be ridiculous. You know what you did.” Arsenic told Phosphorus. “What I did? What I did?! What I did wasn’t nearly as horrible as what you did!”

“It was an accident! I didn’t mean to-“

“You keep saying you ‘didn’t mean to’ but if you didn’t mean to do it then why did you?!” Phosphorus walked away, but stopped for a moment. “Stop following me, Arsenic. I was going to be painfully nice and let it slide but if you continue to pursue me I will try to bring Chromium and Uranium back.” He glared at Arsenic for a moment, his glowing, yellow eyes looking like they’re cursing him. Then, he growled with aggravation and stomped away. “What does he mean ‘bring us back?’ What’s he talkin’ about?” Chromium asked Arsenic. “It doesn’t matter.” Arsenic replied, solemnly. “Yes it does! What does it mean?!” Chromium pushed. “I said it doesn't matter!” Arsenic yelled at Chromium. “Both of you go back to the ship. Now.” Chromium and Uranium nodded, walking back to their small ship. “That was scary…” Uranium told Chromium. “I don’t get it. He wouldn't get that mad over nothin’…what’s he hidin’? Ugh…so close yet so far…” Chromium muttered.


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