Have You Read My Stories?

Also fun for the weekend, if you didn’t take my suggestion yesterday, is reading the stories that I have on this here blog. You can find them on the My Stories tab at the top of my page. I have a Star War fan fiction. A Left 4 Dead fan fiction.

I also have 3 different comic book-type stories. There’s Dead Set, which is my serious one. Captain Procrastination is my off-the-wall goofy one. And DICO is…. well…. DICO is somewhere in the middle.

I’ve also done a short Superman fan fiction, and a Spider-Man one as well, but I haven’t added them to that page yet for some reason. I suppose I could do that now, while I’m thinking about it, but I’m channeling my inner Captain Procrastination at the moment. Oh, well. Maybe next time.

Speaking of “next time”, that’s when I’ll see you again, dear readers!

Dead Set Part 30

This is it, folks. This is the last part that I have finished. There was part of the next chapter that was written down in a notebook somewhere, but now I can’t find it. As for when I’ll continue the story, I honestly don’t know. I’ve got so many other things going on right now that I’m not sure when I’ll get back to it.

Dead Set by Revis Edgewater

Dead Set by Revis Edgewater

 

Rally was surprised when the director had ordered her to take DS out. She never liked him anyways, so she didn’t mind. He had always been too soft in her eyes. True, he was very good at what he did, but he let his feelings for the Seer and their daughter dictate his actions too much. Now he has to give his life to save them, she thought, smiling. Continue reading

Dead Set Part 29

Dead Set by Revis Edgewater

Dead Set by Revis Edgewater

DS opened his cell phone after the text message alert went off. He didn’t like what he saw. The message was simple. It said, “They’re coming for you. Get your family out.”

 

“Shit,” he muttered to himself as he watched Samantha’s car pull up. He opened the door and yelled, “Hurry up. We don’t have much time.”

 

“What,” she questioned.

 

“I don’t have time to explain it all now. All I can tell you is that we’ve gotta get moving.”

 

 

 

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Bethany woke up screaming. She saw the bad people in her dreams again. Her babysitter, a teenage daughter of one of her mom’s friends, came into the room. “What’s wrong, Beth?”

 

“ I wanna talk to my mom,” she cried, annoyed that the girl had shortened her name.

 

“She’ll be home soon. She just went to pick up your grandfather.”

 

“I wanna talk to my mom,” she screamed at the top of her lungs.

 

The babysitter rolled her eyes as she dialed her cell phone.

 

 

 

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Samantha was about to help DS lift her father when her phone rang. “Don’t pick it up,” DS warned.

 

“It’s the babysitter,” she said, ignoring him. DS lunged to grab the phone from her, but she was too quick. She heard Bethany crying on the other end and did her best to console her, promising to return as quickly as possible. When she hung up the phone, she looked at DS questioningly. His facial expression caught her off guard. In her mind, he was the one acting strangely, but he was very angry at her. “What the hell is wrong with you,” she demanded. “Our daughter just wanted to talk to me about a bad dream she was having. Something about bad people coming to get her.”

 

“She’s right. Now they’ll be after her.”

 

“What are you talking about?”

 

“The Division is after me,” he explained, picking Christian up by himself. “And you know, as well as I do, what they do to the families of the people they’re after.”

 

DS walked out of the door and headed for her car. Samantha followed him out, asking, “What did you do now?”

 

“I didn’t do a damn thing,” he told her as he loaded her dad in the car. “This is all your father’s fault. I’ve been trying to tell him to get out of here, but he decides to kill a bunch of cops instead. Then he kills an agent of the Division in my apartment. They probably think I did it. If he’d just left when I told him to, none of this shit would be happening.”

 

“Ok,” she said, finally understanding why he was so anxious. They climbed in and started driving away. Then, Samantha continued. “Even if they’re after you, they have no way of knowing where we are. Neither of us has a tracker.”

 

“We don’t, but now that you’ve answered your cell phone, they know where you were,” he said as he grabbed her phone and threw it out the window. “Then, they’ll trace where the call originated from and they’ll know where Bethany is.”

 

Damn communications technology, she thought as she pushed down on the gas pedal.

 

 

 

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Grey sat in his realm watching DS. While he couldn’t see the future, he knew that DS’s associates would soon cause trouble for Christian and trouble was the last thing the eternal needed right now. The balance was already starting to shift into Death’s favor. If things didn’t change soon, it would catastrophic. He needed to talk this over with Light and Shadow.

 

“Why have none of my children contacted me,” commanded a voice from behind him. Grey didn’t need to turn around to know who it was, but he knew that if he didn’t turn, it would be considered an insult. Turning, he saw the being he hadn’t seen since the creation of the planet. It was a being that scared him more than anything . It was the Creator. “Did you think that I would not notice, my child?”

 

Momentarily speechless, Grey finally answered, “No, my lord. We had hoped to correct the situation ourselves before we involved you.”

 

“Our world vanished, and you thought it best to keep me in the dark?”

 

“That was not our intention, Creator.”

 

“Who is responsible?”

 

“Light is, Creator.”

 

“Tell me everything.”

 

 

 

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DS and Samantha rushed into the house, startling the babysitter. “DS, you get Bethany,” Samantha instructed. “I’m going to get her home.”

 

Practically dragging the confused girl to the open door, she tried to get her out of the house quickly. Suddenly, she heard her father scream. “Creator,” is what she thought he cried. A blinding flash erupted from her car and the two of them were thrown backwards. When she regained her senses, she saw DS standing over her with Bethany asleep in his arms. “What just happened,” she asked.

 

“They took him,” he answered.

 

“Who did?”

 

“The other eternals. Don’t worry about him. We’ve got our own problems.”

 

Looking out the door, she saw two plain-looking cars pulling up. Damn, she thought. They’re already here. DS handed her their daughter. “Get them somewhere safe and watch over them. I’ll try to take care of them. If you’ve got a weapon here, I’d get it if I were you.”

 

Samantha took the two girls into her bedroom. Reaching in her closet, she pulled down the box containing the gun she received when she was inducted into the Division. Like it’s going to help much, she thought to herself as she loaded a clip and chambered a round.

 

 

 

 

 

Dead Set Part 28

I know, I know. I’ve been slacking. It’s been over a month since I posted the previous chapter. Since that time, you might have forgotten what was happening in the story. So, I will link Part 26 and Part 27 (along with the rest of them, just in case you haven’t read any of it yet). I will also give you a countdown to the end. Not the end of the story, just the end of the parts that I have written. After this one, only 29 and 30 are done. I’m still not sure if I’m going to finish the story or not. It’s been so long since I’ve written in this storyline that I’m not sure if I’ll be able to get back into it. Anyways, here’s Part 28.

Dead Set by Revis Edgewater

Dead Set by Revis Edgewater

DS and Father Michaels exchanged confused looks. They were still in Christian’s house, but both felt as if they had just arrived. Because of his confusion, it took DS a few moments to remember why Father Michaels was there. When the realization hit him, he moved threateningly towards the priest.

“Peace, DS,” Father Michaels cried. “I mean you no harm.”

“Bullshit!. You came here to kill me.”

“If I wanted to kill you, I would’ve done it when Gabriel had you distracted.”

“What did I ever do to you, priest? Why did you want to kill me?”

“I was manipulated by that being that was helping Gabriel.”

“Death,” DS laughed. “Why would Death get a priest to do something he could easily do himself?”

“I don’t know,” he honestly replied.

“I’m sorry, Father, but I can’t let you live. You now know classified government information. As much as I hate having to kill a priest, I have no choice. It’s my job.”

“I understand. Maybe this is the punishment I’m to receive for my sins.”

DS began to unleash his powers upon the priest, but was interrupted by another blinding light. This was happening far too often for the assassin’s liking. Fighting the blindness, he tried to open his eyes. They didn’t want to follow his instructions. Suddenly, the light vanished and DS’s eyes would open again.

“You shall not harm this man,” a melodic voice spoke.

“Let me guess, you’re another eternal,” DS sarcastically replied.

“Correct. My name is Light.”

“Great. Will I ever get away from you freaks, or will you just keep fuckin with me?”

“When we are through with this discussion, you shall never hear from any of us again, unless you cross paths with Life once more.”

“Somehow, I doubt it.”

Light ignored the assassin’s last comment and turned to Father Michaels. “I have a mission for you,” he told the awestruck priest.

“The last time I was given a mission, I ended up a murderer. No thank you.”

“Do not fault yourself, priest. There are not many who can withstand the awesome power of Death. Those that can are not mortal. You should feel proud that you were strong enough to reject him in the end.”

“That doesn’t change the fact that I have killed and the guilt of it will bury me.”

“What if I told you that you can redeem yourself with what I offer you? Would you be interested?”

“Of course, but…”

With another flash, Light was gone. DS looked around and saw that he took the priest with him. The assassin began to question everything. Why wasn’t anything simple anymore? It seemed as if nothing would ever make sense to the man again. Sighing, he turned to leave. He had to contact the Division. They’d never believe this. I just hope they don’t think I’ve snapped, he thought.

From nowhere, something crashed into him. Seeing that it was a person, DS quickly got into his fighting stance. He put his guard down when he realized who it was. It was Christian and he wasn’t moving. Finding the eternal’s pulse, he thought about what could possibly do this to the indestructible man. Another complication, DS thought, shaking his head. At least this is one he could pass along. Picking up the phone, he called Samantha.

“Hello?”

“Samantha, it’s me”

“I told you I didn’t want to hear from you for a while.”

“Look, this is about your dad. Something’s wrong with him.”

Suddenly concerned, she asked, “What is it?”

“I don’t know. He just appeared out of nowhere and he’s out cold. What do you want me to do?”

“Stay there. I’ll be over as soon as I can.”

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Flashing badges, they walked past the police tape. The place was a mess. It was obvious that the body had not been disturbed. Rally looked at the corpse with a smirk. Leaning down, she whispered into the dead man’s ear. “You should’ve watched who you dealt with, Mountain.” Getting up, she beckoned for the detective working the case. “What happened here, Detective…”

“Peppers. Jason Peppers.”

“What can you tell us, Detective Peppers?”

“It was discovered by the landlord, who came by to collect some late rent. This guy has all kinds of wounds on him: bruises, cuts, gunshot wounds. Someone didn’t like him. We’re thinking it was the guy who lived here., but nobody’s seen him in at least a week, maybe longer.”

“Find anything in the apartment?”

“A shitload of weapons. Looks like this guy was preparing for a war.”

“This investigation is now ours, Detective Peppers. I would like all of your people out of here. This man will accompany you back to your station to retrieve all of the files you have on this case.”

“You can have it,” Peppers said as he turned to instruct his people to leave.

When they were gone, Silver approached her. “What do you think,” Rally asked her.

“It wasn’t DS. There’d be nothing left to find if it was. Whoever it was took a beating before finishing Mountain off. Look at this place. He didn’t go down without a fight.”

“Was DS here when it happened?”

“At first. He did not witness the killing blow, though. Where do you want to start?”

“He got a locater?”

“No, he was in before they started that.”

“Ok. He’s got a weakness for his kid. We get the kid, he’ll tell us everything we want to know. If he doesn’t…. well it wouldn’t be the first time I killed a kid.”

 

Dead Set Part 27

Dead Set by Revis Edgewater

Dead Set by Revis Edgewater

 

Christian began to kick Light, but found himself unable to move. Chains grabbed his wrists and ankles. Light got back on his feet and looked at his fellow eternal. “I had hoped it would not come to this,” Light explained. “You have forced my hand, however. I am sending you away. Where you go is up to you. You can either recreate Earth, or you can go to the Creator. Which will it be?”

Only a growl escaped Christian’s lips. His anger didn’t work against Shadow, but he was sure it would work against Light. Shadow is strengthened by pain and hatred. Light is weakened by it. That strategy didn’t work. The chains held.

“What kind of treachery is this,” he demanded.

“No treachery, Life. I have help in this endeavor.”

“From who,” Christian asked. The remaining three eternals revealed themselves at that moment. “And you said there was no treachery.”

“You have your choices, Life. Which shall it be? Earth or the Creator?”

“None of you care about Earth. You’re just scared of the Creator. Why should I spare you his wrath?”

Gray responded, to the amazement of everyone in attendance. This was the first time they heard him speak outside of the Meeting Place. “For all your complaining, Life, you are only correct about one thing. There is much pain in the world. You have suffered more than any other, but there is a flip-side to that coin. You have also felt more joy than any other. The birth of your children, their first steps, first words, and birthdays. These are things that you treasure, that you still carry with you.

“I do not ask this of you for fear of the Creator. I ask this of you because I have shared that joy with you, along with the pain. I have done so with all of the people of the world. You seek oblivion to numb your feelings, but I feel such a thing would be a crime. Feelings are the true meaning of life. To deny your life is to dishonor the memory of those who have ever been loved by you, those you claim to grieve for.”

Gray paused, looking to see if his speech was having any effect. Christian simply stared at the floor. Glancing at the others, he noticed that Light was the only one that seemed to be moved by his impassioned words. Gray had expected as much. Shadow and Death felt nothing but anger. Undaunted, Gray continued.

“You seek the end. You see the end as something final. I know better. No ending is ever final. Do the characters of a story cease to exist where the book stops? No, they live on to start another chapter. That is what the end is. It is the beginning of something new. The nights ends to begin the day. The verse ends to begin the chorus. Life ends to begin the afterlife.

“Do you expect to be any different, Life? You know the afterlife as well as any of us. Would you be able to tolerate the afterlife any more than you tolerate life? Would you seek a way out of that as well? You must face facts, Life. Even if we grant your death wish, you would not find peace in the afterlife.”

Lifting Christian’s chin, Gray forced him to look into his eyes. “Do us all a favor,” he pleaded. “Go remake the world.”

“Your words are pretty,” Christian said as he tore his head away from Gray’s hand. “But you win. I’ll go put everything back the way it was. Before I go, I’m going to make a few things clear. First, I’m still going to look for a way to die. You guys can tell me it’s impossible all you want, but there’s always a way. Second, if I ever see any of you again, I will beat the shit out of you. And last, Death, if you come anywhere near my family, DS included, I will kill you. I don’t care about the consequences.”

“What if it is their time to die,” Shadow asked.

“From now on, they have no time to die. Enough of this. Send me back.”

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The void disappeared, replaced by everything that once was. All beings opened their eyes at the same time. For the first time in human history, everything that was capable of thought had the same thing on their mind at the same time: “What just happened?”

 

 

Dead Set: Part 26

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“You idiot! Do you realize what you have done?”

Christian couldn’t see anything. He knew it was Shadow who spoke, but couldn’t tell where he was. The voice seemed to surround him. A soft glow began to illuminate the area around him, but there was still nothing to see. This must be Shadow’s home, he thought.

“Where are we,” Christian asked.

“This is the Shadow Realm, and you, my friend, have made a huge mistake.”

“Oh really? And what’s that?”

He felt a force throw him up against a very solid wall of darkness. Pain erupted inside his head. The room was spinning. What was going on? He hadn’t felt pain like that in a long time. It wasn’t something he wanted to experience again. Continue reading

Dead Set Part 25

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“Why am I here,” Christian demanded of the other eternals.

“You have been brought here to discuss your actions since Samantha died,” Light explained. “You have disrupted the balance.”

“Give it up, man. I did. That’s why my actions have nothing to do with your precious balance anymore.” Continue reading