The Touch Pushes Back
We walked into the city of Sunyshore, it was a beautiful day and the people were bustling. I approached the docks. The mariner, John, walked up. “Hey Red. Let me guess, you need a ferry to the lab?”
I smiled, “Yeah. I gotta meet up with the folks.” He nodded, “Well that can be arranged.”
He whistled and a younger man ran up. “Yes sir?” John patted me on the back before giving instructions, “Take this young man to the lab.” The young man nodded and looked at me, a questionable expression on his face. “Right this way sir.”
We walked down the docks until we stopped at a newer speed boat. “Just take a seat and we’ll be there in about ten minutes.” I took a seat while Vaporeon decided to jump ship. As soon as he hit the water he disappeared.
I chuckled, “He’ll meet us there. He doesn’t like boat rides that much.” The young man just nodded.
While that boat ride was enjoyable, it gave me time to think about things. People don’t go to the lab often since most of them never know what’s going on exactly. Supposedly this is where the virus started and they’re probably right.
“Ok we’re at the lab.”
I rose and walked towards the man. “Thanks for the ride, here’s some money for the lift.” I handed him the money but it didn’t make it to his hand. Instead a blade was put to my neck. I could glimpse the man’s eyes, they were red as blood.
“You cannot kill us. We live forever. We are everywhere.” A dark raspy voice came out of his mouth. “We will become you. We will become everyone.”
“And how do you suppose to do that?” I managed to choke out.
He snickered, “With you and your partner. We will become strong enough. We will be able to stay in a body.”
And with that the man threw me away before his body began to transform. The skin became dark, like it was burnt, and his hair turned white. Its arm grew spikes down the side and the creature was no longer human. “Blood.”, was the only thing that escaped its razor maw.
It lunged at me but then a beam of ice nailed the creature. “Quick Vaporeon!”
Vaporeon appeared on the boat and I ran the blade across our skin. I stabbed my sword through the ice. The block of ice shook for a moment before the creature dissolved. All that was left on the boat was a hollow ice block that once had the evolved version of the virus.
We jumped off of the boat and quickly made our way to the lab. I walked in and was greeted by Tony, one of the researchers.
“So how was Celestic Town?” I rushed by him. “I’m guessing it was bad then.”