Total Desolation Part 17

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Total Desolation Part 17

I woke up to movement in the hallway near my door and was immediately jolted to attention. I quickly leaped out of bed and had a knife in my hand in the blink of an eye. Torture walked into my doorway and jumped back at the sight of me standing there with a knife in my hand.
“What the hell!?”
“Sorry, I’m a light sleeper and I heard you walking closer and jumped into action.” I replaced my knife to its sheath.
“You’re creepily scary.”
I smiled a devilish smile. “Thanks.”
“It wasn’t a compliment. I guess this meaning I don’t have to wake you.”
“Obviously not, go wake Fang and Raven. I’ll wake Bomb.”
“K.” Torture walked down the hall to wake Raven and Fang as I walked across the hall to Bomb’s room.
Not knowing on whether Bomb was awake or not I knocked my unusual knock that she would know as only being me and opened the door. I walked in and found her just stirring from sleep, I had clearly just woken her.
“Morning!” I said in an overly cheerful voice.
She groaned. “What time is it?”
“About 5:00 AM.”
“Why are we up so early?”
“Got things to do so get up girly.”
She moaned and pulled herself out of bed. She knew if she didn’t get up on her own I would force her into extreme awakeness right away. She began getting dressed back into her killjoy outfit as I walked back into my room for my trenchcoat. I picked it up and shrugged it back on. It felt better having that extra 30 pounds of weight back on me from the leather and all the weapons in it, I felt more normal in this abnormal world, it felt right. I took a look at my ceiling to see my painting in the light rather then the darkness. Satisfied and having nothing else to do in my room I walked out to the kitchen.
I found Torture, Fang, and Raven already up and sitting at the table, each with a cup of coffee in front of them, I guess they found a coffee maker. I grabbed a pack of cookies and took a seat next to Raven, leaving the last seat next to me for Bomb.
“She’ll be out in a minute.” The guys nodded, none of them seemed to be much of morning people.
“Coffee?” Raven asked me.
“Nah I’m good, I don’t do coffee.” I said, taking a bite of a cookie.
“Oh.”
“So why are we up at 5:00 in the morning?” Fang asked.
“Because we have things to discuss.”
“Like?”
“The attack on the Better Living base.” I said casually, finishing my cookie.
“I see.”
“See what?” Bomb asked, taking her seat next to me.
“Well good morning sleeping beauty.”
Bomb glared at me as sat down next to me. “Not all of us are used to living on practically no sleep like you are.”
“You got 7 hours of sleep.”
“And when is the last time I slept? We traveled right thru the night the other day after we fought off Dracs in that town and then we were at your great grandparents house and tehn we finally got sleep. Not everyone lives on no sleep.”
“Touche.”
Raven looked at us. “Are we missing something?”
“Not really, Venom just never sleeps. She’s a vampire and expects everyone else to be fine with not sleeping as she is cause she’s an insomniac.” Bomb spat the word insomniac at me knowing that I’ve always been unable to sleep.
I gave her a look that told her to shut up and she did. “Now then, back to business.”
“Yeah what exactly are we going to do?” Torture asked me.
“We’re going to travel to the nearest Better Living base, which I actually think I know where one might be, and infiltrat it, I need to find files.”
“And how are we going to do this?” Raven asked me.
“Well I thought about splitting up but I don’t know how I feel about that in an actual BLI/nd base so we’re all going to stick together. It’ll be easier this way to, especially if we’re found surrounded.”
“So we’re just going to charge in there?” Waterfall asked.
“Yeah pretty much.” I said, taking another bite of a cookie.
“What happened to your well thought out plans?” Raven asked.
“Believe me, I’ve broken into so many Better Living bases that I’m a pro. And I do that alone, imagine how easy it’ll be with all of you.”
“If you usually go alone then why do you need our help this time.” Fang asked.
I looked up at him and then glanced at each of the other members of my crew. They were all thinking the same, I could tell. “Well I’ve actually been there before. I know the exact location of the base, I’m not just guessing. When I was there I saw fellow killjoy’s being held there against their will and being tortured and tormented. I couldn’t do anything because even if I broke them out they were so badly injured that they probably couldn’t walk very well if at all. So I need us all to go and we’re going to save them all.”
“And how long ago was this? How do you know they’re still alive?” Raven asked.
“About a week ago. Bomb knows, the day I didn’t come back until the following day, when I told you to stay hidden in the factory?”
“I remember.”
“Ok, and still what if they’re dead? Then what good is it for us going?” Raven was asking again.
“We’re going and that’s it.” I announced, shoving my chair back and standing up, slamming my fist on the table. The pack of cookies I was eating scattered across the table and the guy’s coffee sloshed in all of their cups.
My entire crew all stared up at me, no one wishing to question me further. We were going and there was no more arguing, none would dare question my authority and ranking in our little group. I was leader and even if I wasn’t no one would dare fuck with me or question what I said for fear of their lives.
“Alright then, what's the deal on transportation?” Raven asked, breaking the intense silence.
I moved over to the kitchen counter and leaned against it. “Well if we hope to save some killjoy’s were going to need to bring my car. I figure we want as many Killjoy’s in there as possible so we’ll bring the bikes too. We’ll park the car further away so they can’t find it and then we’ll all take the three bikes to the base and crash thru. Once we have what we need two of us will go back to the car and bring the car back. The only question is which two are leaving on a bike to get the car. I would go and take Raven for my car but I think I should stay and fight off the Dracs which will be everywhere. So either Bomb or Torture, one of you need to take Raven back to my car to bring it back.”
Torture and Bomb both looked at each other but Raven spoke for them. “Torture can take me back.”
“Ok, so there’s our plan, lets go.”

And there's part 17! Sorry I haven't posted in a while guys, thing's keep coming up. Currently my aunts in the hospital, and with everything going on I haven't been able to get on and work on it, so, sorry! Anyways, what'd you think!? Thoughts? Comments please, I love to read them, as you all know! What's gonna happen!? You tell me! More to come soon!

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