|Conservation of Supernatural Resources - Revised (standard:horror, 1534 words)|
|Author: Scott H||Added: Jul 10 2007||Views/Reads: 1737/1003||Story vote: 0.00 (0 votes)|
|Vampires, govt agency stuff, and some good old fashioned betrayal. This is a completely revised version from the original. I hope you like this one even more.|
In my mind Blood drops Looked like roses On white lace Alice Cooper Conservation of Supernatural Resources It would be just a matter of time. They had been staking him out for three nights, and up until now, had witnessed little activity within the small cottage. If what they had heard from the informant had been correct, tonight's full moon would bring him out of the house. From the information already gathered it looked like they were dealing with a Traditionalist. Traditionalists were usually older and kept their feeding in line with the moon cycles. They were more of the eccentric “Count Dracula” types one would typically find in old black and white horror movies. They had power, position, and in most cases, a great deal of pride. The Moderns on the other hand, were polar opposites of the Traditionalists. The Moderns fed almost nightly and had little respect for human life. Power, pride, and position were not part of the Moderns' vocabulary. They killed and fed without discretion, their carelessness often led to the deaths of both humans and nocturnes. One thing was for certain; the Traditionalists had no love for the Moderns. They considered them an embarrassment to their kind and would do whatever possible to see them exterminated. The centuries old war between the two groups heated up gradually as technology made the world smaller. In 2009 the president had ordered the creation of the TriCorps to combat the rise of the nocturnes and their rival Lycanthropes – also known as werewolves – who had created their own problems. The TriCorps were initially set up to hunt and destroy the supernatural axis. Historically humans have always destroyed what they do not understand and their approach to the supernatural was no different. In 2013 the TriCorps records were made public, later that year the Supernatural Resource Act was passed which banned the outright extermination of vampires and werewolves. Every incident was investigated thoroughly and only selectively trained individuals were allowed to execute. Execution was only allowed when it had been determined that a crime had been committed which warranted the finality of this type of punishment. During the day, only one agent had been assigned to the house. During the night time hours, headquarters had ordered out three field agents to gather intelligence. Kenny knew what to do if their suspicions were correct. A Combat and Special Ops Enforcer, CSOE, would be called in to execute. Kenny's team was Field Intelligence Agents, here to only gather information, execute some routine surveillance, and little else. His team, with the exception of Reny, was quite talented but definitely not trained, nor ready to be trained, to Chase or Execute. Kenny had spent 25 years as a Combat and Special Ops Chaser but the last four he spent in FIA due to a near fatal injury that cost him part of his right arm. FIA were typically rookies. They did their sixteen months in the field then went on to Combat and Special Ops training. Kenny had requested to be placed in the Intelligence Unit after his arm injury. He would be useless as a Chaser and retirement, at this point, was only a couple of months away. “I'm getting some movement on infra red captain. Switching off radio communications. Going to CODE.” Reny, the youngest IO on the team, had followed protocol to the letter. These animals could pick up the sound of your voice and your scent from nearly a half a mile away. CODE was taught at the academy. Every agent is taught to type CODE into a small keyboard with amazing speed and accuracy. The device is wrist mounted and is powered by body heat. Body heat has to register between 96 and 100 degrees Fahrenheit to operate. This prevents the Nocturnes from being able to sabotage an operative by getting their hands on the device. The fact that infrared had detected body heat was interesting considering they were investigating a report of Nocturnes Ecirena not a Lycanthrope. “What's the Seizmo giving us on movement”, Kenny's artificial hand typed almost as good as the real thing “Same thing captain, just showing one subject, body heat of 99 degrees and typical Click here to read the rest of this story (83 more lines)
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