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03 March 2009 @ 11:07 am
011 Uh-oh!  
Title: Darkness Overwhelming
Fandom: Mystic Force
Pairing: N/A
Prompt: 011 Uh-oh!
Rating: 15
Disclaimer: Not mine.
Summary/Warnings: Somewhere, all wishes come true. Necrolai sets the rules.
Word Count: 582 / 52 682
Author's notes: My table is here.




011 Uh-oh!

The Silver Guardians had done almost as badly as the Rangers. No one protested the retreat command; they just grabbed as many civilians as they could and ran for it.

The vampire thing was waiting by the Lightspeed Rover. Wes glanced at Carter and Eric, frowning.

“Eric, stay with them,” he murmured, gesturing towards the others. He and Eric had come through unscathed. But Ryan still couldn’t stand under his own power and Chad and Kelsey were both injured.

Eric nodded, watching warily as Wes and Carter approached. Neither was morphed, but the thing wasn’t making any particularly threatening moves.

“Rangers. Did you enjoy your stay in our town?”

“Not leaving yet,” Wes said easily.

“Oh, I wouldn’t be so sure. You and your friends may leave, now. Or you can stay as guests of the Master, forever.”

Carter tensed. “Don’t look now, but we’re surrounded,” he murmured to Wes.

“Wes,” Eric said at the same time. Wes glanced back; several of the foot soldier things had surrounded the Rangers.

“We can’t fight them,” Carter murmured.

“There are civilians in this town.” Wes didn’t bother keeping his voice down.

“We can’t help them if we’re dead. My team can’t fight, Wes.”

“Listen to your friend,” the vampire advised him. “The Master is willing to spare you, if you leave town now.”

Wes glanced over his shoulder again; Eric was ready, waiting for a signal from him, but despite his best efforts Ryan couldn’t stand, Chad was working one-armed and Kelsey had hit the ground face-first and couldn’t see out of a rapidly swelling black eye.

“We’ll be back,” he warned the vampire, signalling Eric to leave.

“I think not.” The thing walked towards town, waiting for them to pass it.

As soon as Joel, bringing up the rear, had stepped out of the town limits, a forcefield sprang up. It ran for as far as they could see in every direction, arching overhead and out of sight.

“What is this?” Wes demanded, turning back. Eric caught his arm, keeping him firmly with them.

“This town is now ours,” the vampire told them. “No one leaves without our permission.”

Joel thumped the field, flinching away. “Looks like no one gets in, either.”

“We don’t like uninvited guests.” The vampire slid through the field, vanishing from sight.

Wes turned away, patting his uniform. “I don’t have my…Eric, where’s your headset?”

Eric was already listening to it; he waved Joel away, intent on the messages coming through. “We’ve accounted for everyone,” he said finally, pulling the headset off and passing it to Wes.

“How many did you lose?” Carter asked.

“Fourteen. Another sixty or so injured.” He gestured past Carter. “The med techs are here for your guys.”

Carter nodded, turning. “Joel, Dana, make sure they’re ok. Ryan? You alright?”

“I’m fine,” Ryan said. He still couldn’t stand, though.

Dana glanced up, catching his eye. “He’ll be alright.”

“Good.” He looked back at Eric. “Now what?”

“We need to get a perimeter set up. We need to know as soon as the field goes down.”

“You think it will?”

“I hope so. Otherwise they won’t have anyone to lord it over.”
 
 
 
angel_negra on December 6th, 2009 05:10 am (UTC)
Nice
Wow, this is just turning epic. At least they managed to get some civilians out.

And geeze Ryan, way to channel Carter. Usually it's Carter who's 3 seconds from collapse and insisting he's fine.
Acting my shoe size: by the beautiful <lj user=" title="Acting my shoe size: by the beautiful " />wild_force71 on December 6th, 2009 12:07 pm (UTC)
Re: Nice
I'm so glad you're enjoying!

And yeah, poor Ryan. I feel bad, but I gave him a starring role later on to make up. LS and TF wander in and out of the story for a bit, but they become more and more important as we go on. :D
angel_negra on December 6th, 2009 05:52 pm (UTC)
Re: Nice
I always knew I would enjoy it once I got a chance to read it. You're a good writer.

Oh, that does sound promising. <3