Sunday, December 12, 2010

Don't Interrupt a Man When He's Working...

Certain there is nothing you can do to stop the demented Toby, you turn away from the door and sprint back the way you came, returning to the bar as sounds of fighting and screaming continue to flood out. Skidding to a halt in the doorway, you seek out Dredd and find that he has already waded his way to the centre of the dance-floor, where his day-stick is hard at work cracking heads. You get up on a bar table and lift your hands to your mouth, shouting to be heard above the din of the brawling. "Judge Dredd!" you cry, but Dredd is busy battling some mutants and doesn't hear you. "Judge Dredd!" you try again, jumping to the next table, and then the next, kicking beer bottles and glasses out of your way as you attempt to get closer. Still, Dredd doesn't hear you, occupied now with fighting off some robots who are trying to drag him down. Aware that time is ticking away and that Toby may have already got his claws into Halo, you grab a beer bottle from the table you are on and hurl it as hard as you can... Your aim is true. The bottle smashes into Dredd's helmet, shattering and spraying him with beer and fragments of glass. He jerks his head in your direction. You raise your arms high above your head to wave and get his attention. "Judge Dredd!" you call, for the third time. "Over here, quick, I need your help with a crazy do..." You never get to finish the sentence, as Dredd swings up his lawgiver and pulls the trigger, a bullet punching you in the chest and sending you flying from the table back out into the hall. Crashing to the floor and skidding along a slick of your own blood to come to rest against the wall, your final thought is: "Damnit, I failed..." and then, with a final are gone.

The End.

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