Of The Fittest (Chapters 8 & 9)
Sean Buono (Shooter18)
A sudden click from behind
Aktur startled him. Hey honey, long time no see. He
turned his head slightly to see who it was. Someone in a long
dark coat was all he could make out without moving too much.
The voice carried on. Remember me? Quite a few years back
Its been a while. Since I was down here but I remember now.
Quite a few new bones youve collected I see.
Suddenly, Aktur finally recognized the voice. Quite a few
years indeed! The priest isnt it?
Its Father D to you, scum
Edgar who hadnt
seen him enter glanced at him. The priest had gradually walked
up closer to Aktur, shotgun still pointed at him, with an eye
Well, this just isnt my night
to want to come after me. Suddenly, Aktur leaped up, pushing
off from Ninas stomach. At the same time, Father D shot,
but only hit one of Akturs legs; he landed off to the side.
The other people were heard coming down the stairs. Eightball
and Molly appeared, their weapons drawn and ready for combat.
Need some help? Molly said sarcastically.
Aw come on! Aktur became furious. This is final.
You all better run your asses out of here or youre all dead.
He paused for a few seconds, waiting for people to leave. Everyone
else did the same. Edgar and Nina together, the three slayers
together, and Aktur all stood a distance from each other, with
the decapitated corpse of Louis in the center of it all.
Aktur became calm again. Very well. Lets dance.
The six of the warriors erupted into a total brawl after Akturs
first dash. The slayers found it increasingly difficult to fight
three different enemies yet not shoot each other as well. After
a minute or so of lunging, shooting, slashing and dodging, Molly
was on one of her last clips for her Uzi. She didnt even
imagine of a fight like this occurring, leaving her well unprepared
on her ammo. Nina had been hit many times, even knocked down.
Edgar made himself a decoy for the girl each time, making sure
she got back up. After another thud of Ninas corpse hitting
the ground, Mollys Uzi clicked, signaling the need for another
clip. Aktur looked over at her, seeing this. Avoiding Eightball
and Father D successfully, he began moving to her.
Molly started to panic after she felt for another clip at her
belt, realizing she was all out. Aktur was getting closer by the
second. Throwing down the Uzi, she grabbed for her crossbow, holstered
on her back.
She was too slow. Eightball and Father D were occupied with the
other two vampires, unable to notice Aktur, who had grabbed the
crossbow as Molly brought it down in front of her, beginning in
a battle of strength. The results almost immediately began to
lean towards Aktur, who had pushed the crossbow to point to Mollys
head. She started to whimper from the strain put on her, as well
as fear. Akturs finger fumbled for the trigger. After find
it he pulled. The stake shot out of its place after a loud thoomp!,
taking with it brain matter and blood then rattling onto the floor
in the back of the chamber.
Still, Father D and Eightball were too busy with the others. Walking
back, Aktur claimed his new target, a wicked grin splashed across
his face. He was feet from Father D, whos back was turned.
Realizing just in time, he turned around and shot at the vampires
chest. Aktur was pushed back from the force of the shotgun.
Damn! Now that hurts! He was on one knee. Eightball
kept Edgar and Nina busy while Father D broke off towards Aktur.
The shotgun discharged again. Aktur fell backwards slowly to the
ground, denying his forced failure.
No! A scream from behind Father D made him turn around.
Eightball was pinned down being slashed by both Nina and Edgar.
Shit. He ran toward Eightball, shooting then nailing
Nina right in the face with a mouthful of buckshot. She flew backwards
unconscious. Edgar managed to escape the blast in time, but couldnt
recover to save Nina. Father D had quickly staked her, ending
her short vampire life right there.
It was down to three. Aktur had regained his strength, setting
the stage for a free for all.
back and forth smugly. So Father D, come to get your revenge
you say? Hmph. Its your own damn fault for trying me all
those ago in the first place! Its your own damn fault your
whore for a wife and stupid child died! Edgar spectated,
discovering there was history behind the two.
Ive waited so long for this day. Just to meet you
again face to face. I promised myself Id avenge their deaths.
I promised that Ill kill you
and I will.
Hah! Youve gotta catch me first, and have fun trying
buddy. He smiled scornfully.
Father D quickly readied his shotgun to fire. Aktur was again
faster lunging and knocking the weapon out of his hand, leaving
Father D hopeless. Now what father D? Still going to kill
me with your bare hands? He laughed loudly and struck with
his left hand. His nails only scratched Father Ds cheek
though, for he discovered Edgar had his left arm under the striking
arm and around the neck of Aktur, with his right holding Akturs
other. If he struggled, Edgar couldnt hold for long. Go
ahead. Edgar whispered.
You are NOT doing this! Hes a human! You are going
to stand aside and let a mere human slay a fellow vampire?! Edgar
damnit! You cant do this! Let go!!
Edgar didnt buy his plea. I figure we as vampires
can do without an ass like you
pathetic how little shits
like you think youre better than others. The two both
had hostility towards Aktur. The both had deaths of close ones
at his hands. Father D saw this, blood trickling down his right
cheek from the scratches, which would leave his second set of
scars from the beast.
Aktur began struggling again as Father D bent down to pick up
the shotgun which was knocked away earlier. Slowly, he put it
up to the side of Akturs head. Father D stayed silent, staring
at him with anger and an aching for justice. Finally after a few
more seconds of him struggling in Edgars arms, he pulled
The blast of the shotgun blew his face and a small portion of
his head off, splattering blood on the floor nearby. Edgar let
the body drop, making a loud thud. The two peered at his head
slowly regenerating. Father D quickly knelt down and staked, finishing
him off. Aktur became no more. The two looked at each other, showing
Father D spoke first. Thank you. Didnt expect help
He smiled. Get out of here before youre next on my
list. Dont cross my path and youll stay on my good
Edgar chuckled and started to walk away. He had to clear his mind,
start coping with his losses. It would be lonely now without Louis
damnit would it be lonely.
He was a loner again, back to trusting no one and staying that
way. He needed a stiff drink. Akturs club came into mind.
What was its future? Whose was it now? Maybe I could give
it a little visit he thought as he climbed out of the ladder
of the sewer and then walked into the night.
Father D looked around the chamber. He would have to drop an anonymous
hint to the authorities. It most likely would go unsolved anyways
like they would believe in vampires. The only thing he could do
now was get out of there.
It was time to work alone again, for the human race now, not for
his family. Finally avenging his family, Father D could peacefully
go on, with newer goals. The night was still young, and there
were still many more vampires out there