I got hit a few times before they stopped to figure out a way out of the trap. Once out, they didn’t fire at me. Instead, they came carefully to me. Edging closer until they were about twenty feet away, then I decided they had gone far enough. “Hold it right there, I have had it with you guys, it’s time for you to stop and just go home already.” My words didn’t have the effect I thought they would at all. “Haha, who do you think you are. Telling me you’ve have had enough, I tell you when you’ve had enough and not the other way around.” The leader replayed to me laughing.
This would prove to be a problem if they attacked again, I was already injured to the point where I couldn’t do anything but stand, but I had one last bluff that I think I could still try before they attacked me again. “I am giving you the chance to surrender now before things get out of hand.” I said to them, then tried my bluff. I pointed my finger at the leader like it was a gun and smiled.
They froze for a while, not knowing what to do, I had them where I wanted them and decided to give them a reason to be afraid. “I’m guessing you have heard of me. I am the most heavily armed and most powerful member of the Brothers Will, yes that’s me, so you better get going before I decide to change my mind and not let you live.” They looked at me, then the leader smiled as if he knew I was bluffing. “Is that so? Well, I guess we will just have to make sure you don’t get a chance to change your mind.” He yelled to me then opened fire followed by his men.
The bullets ripped into me, knocking me down, but they didn’t hurt as much as I expected them to. I hit the ground, and I felt something moving inside me. I knew it could only be one thing, my Nannies were coming back online. I felt my bones crack as they were pulled back into the place, then the pain faded as the bullets that were still left in my body dissolved.
I heard them coming closer to me, it was my time to do something. I slowly pulled myself back up to my feet, blood still dripping from my body, took aim at them as if I was actually holding one of my guns with my finger on the trigger. “I think you guys have gone far enough, it’s time for you to stop. Activate Nannies 100%!” I yelled out with all the confidence in the world.
I could feel them working, then I felt my weapons begin to build themselves. “Weapons mode cannot be activated at this time. Only regeneration mode will be activated.” The computer voice of the Nannies rung out in my head. “You have got to be kidding me!” I said as I turned and ran through the forest to get Coco. I couldn’t fight them, but at least now my body was restoring itself like it should, so I was no longer bleeding everywhere, and I could actually move. “Activate Star-core 10%.” I said again as I grabbed Coco from where she was hiding, I pulled her over my shoulders and took off running as fast as I could, doing my best to avoid running in a straight line, so I wasn’t an easy target.
With my core active, I would have extra power to speed up the healing process, and within a few minutes, I was fully healed. Now my body was dissolving the bullets as they hit me and closing the wounds the same time. Which made it very easy for me to keep running as fast as I could to get to a safe distance. Once I was someplace safe, I put her down and broke off a big leaf from a tree, then wrapped it up in Coco’s coat and held it like it was her. “Go straight, keep running till you get to the hill. Once you see the hill climb it and then turn to them and aim, they will stop then.” Coco said, holding the back of my coat then letting go once she was finished talking. Then she ran and hid in some fallen branches. I didn’t see a hill, but I would do what she said, after all, it couldn’t get any worse than it was right now, all that was left was for things to start getting better.
I head off in a straight line to the hill like she had said, though I didn’t see any hill anywhere in front of me, but I figured it must be there if she said it was. I kept running for almost half an hour before I saw a hill with a cliff face. That must be what she meant, I saw nothing else around so it must be that. The face of the cliff was about thirty feet wide, and about fifteen feet high, and the back of it was a slow slop. It made the perfect place for me to make a stand, but I still had some time before the Nannies were supposed to be finished updating, and I had already learned the hard way my weapons won’t be back until then.
I climbed up the cliff face quickly, then stood there facing where I came from. They would have to come this way to get to me, and within a minute, I saw them approaching. I guess it was time for me to see what was going to happen. I smiled as they all came out from the thick of the forest. I raised my hands and took aim as if I was holding my guns with my fingers on the triggers ready to fire. I closed my eyes and prayed this would actually work.
“Come any closer, and I will fire!” I shouted in the most threatening voice I could muster. They looked at me, stopped and raised their guns. “No, I think we will be the ones firing on you, and this time we aren’t holding back boys.” The leader said as they all pulled out enormous weapons, that for some reason they hadn’t used before. This didn’t look like it was going to end well for me at all. So, I did the only thing that I could do. I pulled my fingers back like I was firing my two handguns.
My guns materialized in my hands as my fingers pulled back on the triggers. The sound of my guns firing shocked me more than it shocked them honestly. I opened my eyes and saw my two handguns smoking in my hands. “Basic guns restored, upgrade is complete, changes are being applied, it will be 2 minutes and 35 seconds before full armament is restored with upgraded functionality.” The voice said in my head. I didn’t really care what it said now, I had my guns, well I had two of them anyway, and that was enough for me.
I switch them to automatic mode and just held down the Triggers. They went running for cover as my bullets hit all around them. A grin crept across my face, I had them on the run now, and this time it was over, they were trapped, and I had the high ground, there was no way they could do anything now. Then all I saw from behind one of the trees was a huge barrel of a gun pointed right at me. “Oh come on, that’s not fair.” I said as I jumped for cover. The gun fired like a cannon right at me and just missed me. I rolled and tried to get back to my feet to return fire when I saw more of them popping out from behind more trees. Now they were just trying to show off I thought, as one of the shots exploded just under me, sending me flying back.
I rolled and fired as I did, but it was useless, they just kept firing at me. Though they weren’t hitting me, they were starting to get very close to it, and even closer with every shot. The explosions sent me flying all over, which kept me from aiming straight at them. Then Boom right in front of me, knocking me off the part of the cliff I was trying to stand on, and as I fell to the ground below, I started to get a little bit concerned. “30 seconds to upgrade completion.” Said the computer voice, almost mocking me.
“I don’t think I can wait that long… This is going to suck so much.” I said, then dropped down covering my head. They continued to fire on me, I rolled around like a crazy person trying not to get blown to bits. Somehow, I ended up in a hole that was made from them firing at me, luckily it kept me from being blown completely apart.