Ahh yes, here we are rushing another story. But then I really wanted to draw today 😅😅😅 It's well deserved after I spent the entire week studying UwU So after this, I'm gonna finish a few of my waving WIPs
[WP]"I didn't have a choice, if I didn't become the villain I would have been a weapon or a lab rat. Even if you save them, it won't be long before they wonder how to use you" Even if you hate to admit it, they were right.
BOOOMM!!! Another explosion shook the earth. Our remaining troops probably can’t even form a platoon by now. We’ve lost way too many men in our mission to subdue the escaped mutant. I can’t believe this mutant has grown much more powerful in just 24 hours. A whole 24 hours since we’ve engaged in combat with him. It honestly just makes me laugh while I think of what other f*cked up sh!t the army research team has been doing behind our backs. I don’t even want to think about it. It just leaves a sour taste in my mouth.
I take another slow drag from my cigar. The smoke filling my lungs doesn't give much ease and comfort as it did just yesterday. This may be my last one.
I really can’t shake off the idea that every breath I take could be the last one. Intel gathering based on our previous attacks seems pretty useless since this kid can apparently deflect our counter our weapons with his own abilities. The only useful piece of info we could get was the fact that he gets weakened by the rain. It rained for a bit in these past 24 hours and we were quite thankful for it. It gave us a bit of a break from his…. stronger attacks.
Our last resort was cloud seeding. We had an hour at most to prepare before the rain would fall. We also had a few firetrucks ready in case water really was his weakness. It won’t be long till this whole sh*tshow finally came to an end. I checked my watch and took one last look at the wasteland that was once the center of the city.
The kid’s defenses seem like they won’t be easy to take down too. Over the time that we’ve been firing at him with missiles, bombs, guns, whatever we could get our hands on, we have never seen anything pass through nor scratch that skin of his. The spikes must have some sort of resistance to fire but who knows how he’s able to handle the force of everything that’s flying to him. All we’re sure of now is that we can’t stop attacking. If we do, he attacks, and based on the last few times we let that happen, it isn’t a good idea. Half my unit got wiped out with a single counter from him. Who knows to what extent his next attack would be when he just seems like he was made to kill.
I was readying myself for the next shipment of ammo. That’s when it happened. Drop by drop, water came. The cloud seeding is finally completed. As to how long it would keep raining, that we didn’t know.
“This is our chance! Fire with everything you have!”
As the leading commandant, I then went into the tank and told the man to head towards the mutant. On my signal, the firetrucks also prepared their hoses and as soon as I gave the signal, they directed their hoses to the mutant and started splashing him with water.
The closer we got, the more I could hear the pained cries the kid was making. Had I not steeled my heart in preparation for this, I would have called off all the attacks. Nobody can afford to let a kid like this run lose.
For a moment, my resolve wavered and I had to look over the wasteland before I could tell my tank to charge forward again.
“...Please… just kill me”
It was there again. The voice of a pleading child. Was it the mutant? As I took a closer look through the binocular hung over my neck, I could see that the child had already suffered severe damage. This was our chance, wasn’t it? I got my gun and got off the tank. I called off the attacks momentarily as I made my way towards the child soaking in a puddle.
“You… Do you have any idea of the mess you’ve caused? The lives lost? Surrender yourself now” I stated firmly as I pointed the gun at him. I was expecting him to plead for mercy yet his response wasn’t even something I ever considered.
He looked me dead in the eye, A faint and sad smile crossed his lips “I know… will you please kill me…?” His voice was pleading, tired.
“I was told to capture y-” Before I could finish, he sat abruptly.
“Anything but that- I just wanted to die. I can’t go back there” It seemed like he already struggled to speak with how much his voice broke.
“Then why’d you escape and do this much damage, kid?” I knelt down to have a better view of him.
"I didn't have a choice, if I didn't become the villain I would have been a weapon or a lab rat. Even if you save them, it won't be long before they wonder how to use you. I was just lucky that I ended up with bad guys. I wanted to help people, you know?"
Even if I hate to admit it, he was right. The kid was different in every way. I heard that he was discovered just a week ago and that he was only in captivity for that long before his escape. To what he had witnessed while in captivity… the thought just sent shivers down my spine.
I could feel the pang of pain as he continued to speak. There was nothing I could do besides nodding apprehensively. I pointed the gun into his head but he took my hand in his and directed it to his chest. With a knowing look, he gave me a weak smile and I couldn’t help but look away as I fired.
When I looked back at him, he looked relieved, peaceful. I knew I had saved a soul here as I reported to my unit that I already found him dead and that the gunshot was to see if he would try to escape.