Inserge was furious. He swung his shotgun around his shoulder again after methodically cleaning it to remove any 'slime' it might have obtained during it's brief contact with the mutant or the sewer floor. His Logical mind had already come up with an answer to what had happened; The two monsters had scared off the two man who came to his lair earlier. "Why should I care though," He asked himself, thinking aloud, "They had done nothing wrong, and I was merely investigating." He stopped walking. He turned around to see another figure leaving the damaged pipe that he had left through minutes before.
"Hey, You!" Inserge called out to the shade. "Who are You?!" No reply. The figure, upon exiting the tunnel, began jogging at a brisk pace in a straight direction. Infuriated by the insubordination that the stranger displayed, Inserge ran after him. Inserge soon realized that this being was not solely human as despite the fact that Inserge was a physically fit person, he was unable to maintain the speed of his ninja-like opponent.
Constantly ten feet ahead of the pathetic human was Ichi. He turn his head slightly to see his pursuer. He was a male human roughly 5 feet 8 inches with a muscular build and some type of armor. From that he analized that he was likely a good fighter. He had a cape and a hilt for a sword, and an antique gun, it was reasonable to believe that he was theatrical and a heavily styled sword fighter. He didn't have a chip, so he was an outcast, perhaps some sort of rebel. The fact that he had managed to keep up with him for so long also meant that he had endurance, as well as a motive for following him. The motive; It was unlikely that the human had discovered his quarry, nor was it likely that he had personally offended him(which was the actual reason) It was more likely that the fool was out for some type of revenge. Ichi continued to run, now attempting to escape his pursuer without having to take time out of his search. He pulled a pellet out of his pocket, regarded it for a split second and tossed it to the floor releasing a cloud of smoke. At the same time he fell to the floor did a simple twist and was about to head of in a different direction, had he not miscalculated the depth of a puddle at his feet. A seconed delayed from his routine was all that Inserge needed.
"Oh no you don't you slippery son of a--" He swept down with his blade as hard as he could, but it ricocheted of of his Prism shield.
"We don't have to fight, I doubt that you have an apropriate motive for attacking me."
"Yeah, I've got two, one your a cyborg, and two..." He raised his sword as a challenge"... You ignored me."
"This is unreasonable." stated Ichi, drawing his blade.
"That's just what I wanted to see." smirked Inserge, finally getting acknowledgement from the curt ninja.
"I hope you realize You are delaying me."
"Good," said Inserge as he struck at the ninja. Ichi parried with enormous strength and skill, but Inserge's sword did not stay on ichi's for long as he brought it around and swiped at his sword bringing it up. Both of the duelists were masters in the art of swashbuckling, and the fight lasted for a while with neither of the two being hurt.
"It is obvious that we could continue this for some time, and I do not wish to be retained." The Tech-Ninja said mid swing.
Inserge blocked it and then swept it away, but held his blade. "I see." he said, his blood lust satiated.
Ichi sheathed his sword, and Inserge did too. For a minute they looked at each other. Inserge couldn't see past the goggles on Ichi's face, but Ichi could tell that The Pirate was almost broken, continuing the fight would soon result in the tired human to err, resulting in his death. It wouldn't be soon enough though. Ichi had judged the moment that he saw the armor on Inserge, that it was for defense against projectile style weapons, and piercing weapons. A shot from a lazer weapon, like the one he carried with him, would kill him much more quickly. In the blink of an eye, The white armored opponent of Inserge, swung his arm over his shoulder and pulled out a gun. "You fought well, but I need to catch something, and your not it." with that he blasted inserge in the chest, flinging him several feet away from Ichi. Ichi then turned and jogged away. Inserge picked himself up, and yanked a knife from his belt. He then tossed it, lodging it in the exo-skeleton of Ichi, who, if he felt it, did not respond.
"Slippery son of a--" and with that he blacked out.
Inserge regained his consciousness a few minutes latter. He was face down in the streets of New Terrel, and he was being approached by three figures. They looked like STEELs, but they were carrying bats.
"Hey, Jho! He's alive!" "Crap!" "Hey, I think I saw that guys picture in the news!" "Yeah, It's that Phantom guy." "Let's send a message to the fuz! Heck we'll look like heroes!"
"NO." Inserge managed to say in a groggy, yet assertive voice.
"Yeah, well what are you going to do about it, Ched's sending the N.E.R.V. Mail to the coppers right now!"
"I'm going to kill you." Inserge struggled to his feet, though every muscle in his body protested, he then unslung his shotgun from his back, and wispered "Get outa here you no-life muggers."
"Damn, 'Guy's got a gun!" "Let's get outa here!" the three thugs skedaddled down a narrow passage out of Inserges sight. The police would arive soon though, and Inserge was not going to stick around until they came.
He dragged his aching body the eight miles back to his lair, where he took some medicine and collapsed into his mattress.
Pedro, did I portray Ichi well?
If you guy's didn't know by now my character hates "cyborgs", and is proud to be one of the last humans alive. He is willing to put up with them though. Also in the begining of the post, he was angry because he had been served by Reptile, who he considers himself superior to, and also he was angry that Ichi (who he still doesn't know anything about aside from the fact that he's super human, and has one of his daggers on him, aswell as a cut) did not acknowledge him. Also Inserge's Armor is pretty useful against lazers, as well as the other things mentioned.
It's kind-of funny Callmepie, originally I was going to make you one of the suspects as well, but i wasn't sure how you'd take it!
Reason for Edit; Spelling error, and no end quotation mark. Then I added a bit more because I was unsatisfied by what I had written.
Edited by dannylonglegs, 06 February 2010 - 01:33 AM.