°Chapter 14° Can I Shoot Him?

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"I'm Robert Epps, but just call me Epps." The one from before offers me his hand, which I take.

"William Lennox, just call me Will or Lennox." I nod with a smile.

"Nice to meet you." I say, they send me a smile.

"Is it true what you said back there?" Will asks as we round another corner. I nod sadly.

"Yeah...my parents were giant assholes....it still hurts." I whisper the last part. Epps claps a hand on my shoulder, softly squeezing it.

"Turn that smile upside down lil' lady, we got giant aliens to stop." I snort, and Will smiles soflty.

"Is he always like this?" I ask Will, who in reply rolls his eyes.

"Worse." I chuckle.

'These men are good people, and I sense Will is a father.'

'I can tell Sparky.'




'He has a fatherly look in his eyes, and I saw how he acted when I told them my parents sold me. His eyes were flaring.'

'Yet this saddens you?'

'...I only wish my father was like him.' With that said I follow the others into the arms room as we get weapons loaded.

'Young one...'

'Not now Sparky...I'd rather not talk about it.'

'At one point you'll have to Sweetspark, you can't hide from your demons forever.' I sigh.

'I can try.'

"Tanya?" Sam says softly; waving a hand in front of my face. I blink, regaining my sight.


"You alright there?" Epps asks. I give them a confused look, but nod anyway.

"You are a terrible liar." Barricade remarks. I just shrug. I have my moments.

"I never asked, but...who are you?" Assface asks. Barricade huffs, crossing his arms.

"Someone who will not hesitate to kill you if you threaten Tanya." His remark warms my heart.

He'd actually kill someone for me! How sweet is that?

...Okay I admit that might be a little creepy, but it's still sweet.

"Alright, alright. Jeez, when did you get bodyguards?" Assface grumbles.

Before I have time to remark, the lights in the room flicker off and on again.

There's a moment of awkward silence before Sam takes action, Mik right by his side.

"You need to take me to my car." Sam demands. "He'll know what to do with the cube."

"Sparky." I mumble, passing it off as a cough.

"Your car? It's confiscated." Assface remarks as he continues to arm his guns.

"Then unconfiscate him." I demand, letting my eye flare red. His eyes widen, but he shakes his head.

"We don't know what will happen if we let him near the cube." He retorts.

"I do." I snarl, taking a threatening step closer.

'I forgot how stubborn this human can be.'

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