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Sunday, July 24, 2011

Chapter 6... finally

Well I haven't updated this story in quite a while, so here's a recap. Jake was an out of work security guard, who accepts a shady position at an underground laboratory. Hearing someone scream behind a door, he decides to open it. Before he can though, The door is broken down from the inside by a monster who looks like a girl with huge spikes coming out of her back, and long jagged claws. The girl kills a bunch of the other staff in the building. She then approaches Jake, who falls backwards and gets knocked out.

Jake slowly came to, when he remembered what happened he snapped his eyes open. He was staring at an old wooden ceiling with obvious wood rot and numerous holes through which he could see the sky. He suddenly realized that there was something on his chest. He propped himself up on his elbows and looked down, and almost yelled. Resting on him was the girl from the lab. He stared at her wondering how he could get her off without waking her up. It was odd though, he realized that the spikes, claws, blood, and metal plates were missing. She now just basically looked like an normal pale petite brunette girl, who also happened to be naked and resting on top of him. He shifted slightly trying to move her, and froze as she lifted her head. Her face was right in front of his and she slowly opened her eyes. His green eyes met hers. Shockingly bright blue, with speckles of dark gray. She lurched back quickly and rolled off of him. He quickly got up stumbling slightly as his head pounded. They stared at each other, her sitting on her knees on a dusty tile floor, and him standing awkwardly a few feet away. Jake looked around quickly before snapping his attention back to her. They seemed to be in a rather old dilapidated apartment building, with no signs that anyone was living there. The girl cocked her head in a manner that would have looked awfully cute, had Jake not been fully aware that she had killed people. A gust of wind blew threw an open window and the girl visibly shivered. Almost on impulse Jake pulled off his security jacket, revealing the blue collared shirt underneath, and held it out to the girl. He froze midway. "What am I doing?" he thought to himself .

"Offering my jacket to a lady."
"Yeah a lady that kills people!"
"She's just a girl."
"Girl, yeah right, A monster perhaps."
"Don't monsters deserve courtesy?"
"I can't even believe you're asking that."
"I can't believe you're talking to yourself."

While Jake was having his little inner fight, the girl reached out and tugged on the jacket. Jake snapped out of it and let go. The girl quickly pulled the jacket around her shoulders and snuggled into it. Jake stared at her, she really did look normal. Well for better or for worse, he felt as if he had a responsibility for her now. He wondered how far away he was from home. He only had Thirty dollars on him at the moment, and Taxis had gotten more expensive in recent years. He supposed he was quite lucky on having a very rich family. His mother often insisted on paying for everything for him. It was only a sense of pride and stubborness that kept Jake in the city looking for work. He wanted to be able to care for himself, not be a leech. Unfortunately he wasn't having much luck in that department lately, and his Mother had gone back to paying his apartment's rent for him. When he had protested, she chided him, saying she wouldn't allow him to be thrown out on the street, and that the rent was only pocket money anyway. Jake had given up at that point. The girl stood up suddenly and walked over to him. Jake froze remembering the incident in the lab, and hoped she wasn't planning on stabbing him. She leaned in close and looked up, she squinted at him looking up and down. "Oh great. An inspection." Jake thought to himself. "And now she'll... wait a second." Jake stopped his train of thought for a second. He had just noticed that the girl was teetering back and forth, her eyes half lidded. "She looks like she's about to... Hey!" The girl had fainted. Jake caught her just in time. " Lucky thing she fell forward." Jake thought holding the girl underneath the arms. "I wonder why she's so tired?" Jake picked the girl up and carried her bridal style. He walked to the door of the dilapidated apartment and looked out. He was relieved to find that he was only a few blocks away from his apartment. There were hardly any people outside the old building, so he walked quickly down to the street. He hailed a taxi, and got inside quickly.
"Where to Sir?" The taxi driver, a young blonde man maybe in his 20's, asked looking back at them. He gave a slight eyebrow raise at the sight of the girl, but otherwise did nothing.
"Uh West Seventy Second Street please." Jake said nervously.
" Alright then" The driver said turning forward, and pressing the gas pedal. Jake slumped in his seat, feeling extremely relieved that New York Taxi drivers did not generally ask questions. He looked out the window, and stared at the passing buildings. " Well what a night I've had" he thought. " I can't wait to get home and get some sleep." The girl mumbled a bit and Jake turned to look at her. "Well maybe after I've figured out what's up with you."
That's all for now! Until next time.

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