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|Whatever Necessary (standard:science fiction, 2334 words)|
|Author: Jax||Added: Sep 06 2007||Views/Reads: 2007/1256||Story vote: 0.00 (0 votes)|
|Life inside the walls|
December 31st 2017 4:32 P.M. Breiod stood on the wall, looking out at the wasteland. He and his fellow officers guarded the last safe haven for humans. Inside the city was safe. Outside was certain death. Breiod was one of many police officers guarding the city, which was unnamed. He was awaiting the return of a scout party sent to the outside. They were expected any minute. One of the spotlights shined in a barren rock field, and spotted a few humanoid shapes. One of the shapes shouted, “Help!” Breiod yelled back “Identify yourself” The form shouted “Private Wallace Green, from the scout party. Identification number 73561.” Breiod checked out the code and thought to himself as he opened the gate. “Hope this doesn't take to long. I don't want to miss spending New Years Eve with my wife.” It was the almost the start of 2018. Another year that humanity survived. Another year humanity would have to survive. The gate opened. Green came running in with two others, sprinting to the entrance into the city. “You'll never get me alive!” he foamed, “I know the truth!” A guard hit him on the head, and took all three officers into the sanitation showers. Breiod was placed in charge of guarding them. December 31st 2017 5:27 P.M. When Private Green awoke, he immediately demanded water. Breiod was hasty to do so; the others in his group had just died of internal bleeding a few minutes ago. That made Private Green the only surviving human to go outside. Breiod sat at Green's bedside. “Green,” he said, “What happened to the rest of your party? The ones that didn't make it back here?” Green responded, “They were killed.” Green closed his eyes for a second. “By officers,” he rasped “Of the city.” “What city?” Breiod asked, with a look of concern. Green looked Breiod in the eyes and immediately fell unconscious. December 31st 2017 5:42 P.M. Breiod was disturbed by his short conversation with Green, but since Green was asleep, he could not clarify anything. Doctors came and went, and finally Breiod got curious as to what they were doing behind that door. He pulled it open a little bit and looked inside. He saw the face of a high-ranking officer, a doctor, and a silenced gun. Breiod looked in horror at what he saw. Green had just awaked, and was immediately gagged. The look of terror on Green's face was the same as on Breiod as Green was being shot. Green was then cleaned by the doctor, and carted off. Breiod looked away, frightened for his life. The doctor came out and told Breiod he was dismissed. Green had just died of internal bleeding. December 31st 2017 7:30 P.M. After dinner, Breiod took a walk to think things over. Maybe Green had a virus, and they had to get rid of it. He decided to stop in at the local police station and see what they knew about it. The police officer behind the desk however, claimed that he didn't have any record of a scout party even making it back. Breiod thanked him and decided to go back home. On the way home, he saw a man in the alleyway, clutching his chest and asking for help. When Breiod came, he saw a young man lying in the street. However, when Breiod leaned over, the man jumped up and seized Breiod, hitting him repeatedly with his fists. Breiod kneed the man in the groin, and then gave a roundhouse punch from the left. Breiod used the extra time to take out his police knife. The other man had also taken out a knife, which he then threw at Breiod. He dodged the knife and charged his would be assassin, stabbing him. Police officers formed on the sidewalk and began to shoot at Breiod. Luckily, their aim was bad and he managed to escape into an abandoned building. He could hear sirens wailing in the distance. December 31 2017 8:41 P.M. He had gotten some sleep, and after calling his wife to tell her he was coming back home, he took a cab to his house. When he opened the door, the lights were off, and the house was cold. There were signs of a break-in; disheveled furniture, broken lamps and the sort. He went upstairs. He turned the corner toward his wife's room and found himself looking down the barrel of a gun. December 31 2017 9:30 P.M. Breiod had been unconscious for a while. When he awoke he saw he was in a hospital. He felt fine so he got out of bed. He saw an armed guard standing in the doorway but the guard did not notice him. Looking around, Breiod grabbed a needle as a weapon and stuck it into the guard's jugular vein. Covering the guard's mouth as he died, Breiod quickly took the guard's uniform and ran for the glowing EXIT sign. Nobody seemed to care about a sprinting guard and so he made it out of the hospital easily. He recognized where he was. The government ward, miles from his house and full of prisons. Not that he had anything left to back to in his house, he thought. He fell over and wept. December 31 2017 9:57 P.M. After Breiod finished crying, he realized that he had to do something. “The Government is trying to cover something up”, he thought. He had to find out what and fast. Wandering through the streets, he found an abandoned warehouse. He decided to spend the night in it. When he broke down a back door, he found the warehouse was full of well-armed Jeeps. He got into one and Click here to read the rest of this story (112 more lines)
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