Cain watched for several minutes as Gerric took tools from a drawer and fixed his leg back to new. He looked around the interesting 'hideout', full of oddities and trinkets. He wondered why Gerric wanted or needed these.
"Whats with the Crap Museum?" Cain asked waving his hand about.
"These items...please me." Gerric said looking up from a moment. That struck Cain oddly. The renegades NEVER had emotions like that. Gerric was becoming more intriguing by the minute. However that could only make him more deadly...
beep beep BEEP
Cain opened his phone and put it to his ear.
"Leo?" He asked. Its what the caller ID read.
"What the F!@# ?"
"A renegade, working for CCP. Got to him before I did. He read about us and went to Giff, knowing we'd go to him."
"Thats impossible. Renegades dont cooperate with anyone."
"I dont think this one was a renegade. He was...he was freaking evil Cain. The thing scared the crap out of me. It was definitely a combat model. Top of the line. But he was so weird..."
"I understand. I'm with Gerric right now. (Gerric raises his head) It turns out hes a robot...with uhhh...consiousness."
"...what??? This is nuts. NUTS. You think these two are related?"
"I'm not sure. They seem to have had the same thing happen to them, but Gerric here is a self described vigilante (Gerric continues to work on his leg) not like the one you described."
"Is that so? Well...we need a plan. We should meet with the others at the diner."
"Definitely. Come pick me up and Turner and 84th. I'll be outside."
"Ummm...just come over here." Cain finished and Leo acknowledged. They hung up.
"A police friend?" Gerric asked, tinkering with his leg.
"You can say that. He's coming to pick me up, and no SWAT wont bust in here. At the moment we're CCP's most wanted." Cain said looking around at the items. At the mention of CCP, Gerric looks up and his eyes flash. Cain expected this. Gerrics probably after CCP as well. Cain explained the whole story as Gerric finished up his leg.
"So...we're meeting up with the others at that diner now. If you want in on something big...nows the time to hop in." Cain said crossing his arms. Gerric tested his leg. He had a clean pair of pants on now as well. He paced his lair for a few moments, then turned to Cain.
The mood in Cain's spinner was, needless to say, tense. The addition of Gerric was jsut odd for Leo. And Cain for that matter. Along the way, the mercs called Cain and he told them he was on his way. It was time to fight back.
They pulled up to the diner and strode in. The mercs had their guns out already.
"Relax kids." Cain said raising his hands. They eased up, realizing who it was.
"So...whats the plan?" Tom asked propping his feet on a table.
"Wait wait...whos this guy?" Zach asked casually pointing his gun at Gerric.
"This is Gerric, a uhhhh, friend. He's gonna help us out." Cain answered, popping a DM12 pill. Eva imediatly tensed, but caught herself and acted like nothing was wrong. The mercs acted uneasy at the sudden addition of another person, but that was cut short.
CCP Security Force Troopers crashed through the windows and the door and into the diner. The group went for their weapons, but it was in vain. There were so many troopers they would have been gunned down in seconds. The troopers all leveled their guns at the team.
"HOLD YOUR FIRE!" Griggs shouted to the group.
"We're screwed..." Leo said.
"Why didn't I become a damn doctor like my mom wanted..." Zach said holstering his gun
"I say we go down in a hail of bullets and glory." Matt said
"Can I have your stuff then?" Tom responded
"So...was this part of your plan?" Eva asked Cain
"Well, it is now." Cain said putting his hands up, annoyed. Gerric remained silent.
More SF troops poured into the diner and then made way for someone coming through. McKeller, the CCP detective walked in like he owned the damn place.
"You are here by detained by Cyro Corporation Products Incorporated and are refused any rights therein until further notice." He said, flashing his CCP badge.
"We had rights?" Tom asked, putting his hands up
The group was stuffed into the containment cell of a transport truck similar to the one that held the Cerebrus creatures. They were all cuffed and relieved of their weapons. Cain had the feeling Gerric was playing along.
"Hey! Where we going?" Leo said, tapping the window at the front where the driver and SF troops were. They ignored him.
"My guess is were off to the detention center above the Alpha Labs." Eva said, looking at her nails. She was surprisingly calm.
"Well, at least we're getting INTO CCP without trouble." Griggs said.
"You call this without trouble?" Matt asked raising his cuffs.
"Better than getting blown to bits in the lobby..." Griggs answered, resting his head on the trucks wall.
Cain said nothing. His mind was racing. He needed more information about where they were going exactly, he turned to ask Eva, but felt extremely drowzy suddenly.
"They're gassing us." Gerric said looking at vents going into the chamber. Zach voiced his displeasure.
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