Human Interest Piece
((My alt Gwendolyn Snow received a mission for a human interest piece from Kyle Peck on the Vahilzok, I thought it would be fun to actually write it so...here it is, hope you like it/wanted to share))
Human Interest Piece for Kyle Peck, EPA Investigator
The hunt for Vahilzok
By Gwedolyn Snow
It was a foggy night; I was cruising around the streets of Steel Canyon in my ’67 mustang, purple of course, with the top down, when I saw Kyle Peck, an EPA investigator, standing on the sidewalk looking nervous. I asked him to hop in I would give him a ride where ever he needed to go, but standing on the dark corner was not the place for him.
As we drove he told me about how the Vahilzok were out in force and how things were starting to get bad and wouldn’t it be nice of me to write up a story about how things really are with them in combat. Well it’s not normally something that I do, but I told him I had a tip on some activity in Kings Row anyway, so I would get him his story. I dropped him at EPA headquarters and headed to Grimy Ridge.
They stick to dark areas, since they like to take their victims alive, ”early donation” is what they call it. They truly are despicable creatures. I heard a lady scream and headed in that direction, scanning the allies as I drove on. I found them, threw the ‘stang in park and jumped out. There were just three of them, the Reaper and his two-idiot minion Cadavers. I froze the Reaper so he couldn’t hurt the lady while I took down the Cadavers and cuffed ‘um for patrol to take them to the station. I wanted to “chat” with the Reaper. It took a lot to get him submissive; he is very crafty with that bow and arrow. But of course I got him down, cuffed him and called the paragon patrol to come take them all in. While waiting he told me a thing or two, but that is for another story. The lady was Ossie, she was kind enough to stay back until I was thru arresting, she came over and thanked me for saving her life, said she hopes her kids grow up to be just like me. God, I sure hope not. I took her down to the tram and dropped her off, told her not to walk around the streets by herself its not safe. Sure hope she listens.
I decided to take a ride to Kings Row and see what was shakin there; I know the Skulls and Vahlizok like to hang out that way most. I was having a hard time finding any Vahilzok, so I thought I might as well take on some Skulls maybe they could lead me in the right direction, I figured something big must be going down for them not to be scattered around. I saw some Skulls standing around talking, they weren’t doing anything illegal, but I stopped anyway. I leaned out the car and called um over, of course they took off. I chased ‘um down, cornering them under the bridge on Industrial Avenue. They were freaking out screaming about their rights. Whatever, I figure they are just some hooligans looking for something to get into. Scary thing is they are all usually teenagers. But then I’m not much older. They told me after some persuasion that I could find some Vahilzok around the sewer down the street. I let um go, cause I couldn’t really hold ‘um for anything. I told them to go on home; nothing out here for them to get into, besides it was almost curfew time.
Finally found those Vahilzok around the sewer, just like the kid said. I was too late for the poor guy they were embalming but I could still try to make it up to the guy. This time two Reapers, great I thought. I had to freeze ‘um both throw some rain down so they couldn’t get away, while I took on the Cadavers…you have to get them first because they are really big. Besides the flies are horrible, so better to get them out of the way. Ughhhh!! I grabbed up the Reaper’s, called in for back up and proceeded to take them down with my ability to throw Ice to freeze and knock them down. It worked well enough. I had a pain in my shoulder and looked down…ughh that is where that arrow went, I thought. When back up got there I was already taping up my shoulder.
Well all in a night’s work. I hope everyone reading this thinks twice before going out alone in the dark. These guys work during the day too, so please be careful and take heed. And if you notice a lot of flies around for some reason, Run!!