The Abomination Of Desolation part Three
A loud explosion filled the air of the northern Nefcon suburbs. The next morning on the local news it was blamed on a gas explosion. Explaining gaia energy and the secret invasion of old ones returning would have been too complex for the average morning newswatcher. Traffic, weather and sports highlights kept the ol' train rolling. What was the survival of a race of beings next to getting to work on time?
Kirsty Scrivener fell to her knees. Her heart was pounding and she felt like throwing up but held back. Instead she scanned the area she had hit with her energy attack with her conceal carry pistol. A large hole now existed where Polly Traver's small backyard deck once stood. A younger Kirsty would have wiped out the entire dwelling but the years were taking their toll. The Lurker and its mistress, the insane Necronomicon Girl were nowhere in sight. That meant they escaped.
Damn. Oh well, if they ran off it meant they were not attacking Polly and her anymore.
"Polly!?" Kirtsy ran over to Polly who was lying still on the grass.
"Oh god, please. Polly? Polly! Are you alright, dear?" Kirsty carefully picked up Polly's head and started to shake her. She was breathing.
That was good at least. A minute later she began to stir.
"It's okay, Polly. They are gone. I told you that the power within you was formidable. That thing as powerful as it was could not harm you!" Kirsty smiled somehow finding a positive out of the whole disaster.
"My baby? Is it okay?" Polly grabbed her belly.
"His life force is strong, he is fine." Kirsty answered.
"I feel so weak.." Polly passed out again.
Kirsty picked Polly up and placed her on one of the deck chairs. Sirens could be heard in the distance.
"Oh dear, this is going to be awkward."
"You're damn straight this is awkward!"
Kirsty turned to see the last person she wanted to see next to Necronomicon girl.
"Miru..don't worry Polly is okay." This did not stop the Mega Nurse coming forward to assess Polly's condition.
"The child is okay too.." Kirsty added.
"Shut your damn mouth! What are you a doctor!?" Miru picked up Polly, she was not going to wait for an ambulance.
"Where are you going?" Kirsty came forward. "The danger is not past!"
"I'm taking her to Hanover she will be safe there, I should take you there too and throw you headfirst into an isolation cell!" Miru snarled.
"Miru, please. I know you are upset..let me.."
Before Kirsty could finish, Miru had already blasted off into the night sky. The sirens increased. Kirsty had to get out of there. She was in no mood to have to answer questions that the police would surely have.
As she turned to run, she saw Michaels body again.
"Michael.." She took a moment to pray over his body. Then she ran to her car, driving off with stinging tears in her eyes. Ten minutes later she pulled over on the side of the road and began to cry and wail over her good friend. The almost lovers..almost husband and wife.
He would be avenged.
The Lurker was dying. It had taken the brunt of the Gaia blast attack protecting its mistress and had run off with her in its arms, traveling a good three miles away. Now it was starting to wear down. Gently placing a half dazed Necronomicon girl on the ground, it laid down next to her and died. Two minutes later, the Cthulhu agent awoke. It took a few more minutes to get her bearings and then the cursing began. Screaming in rage, she pounded the earth with her fists.
Sirens were heard nearby. The practical side of N-Girl reasserted itself and she quickly quieted herself. Looking around she was in a wooded park of some kind. Her loyal Lurker had helped her escape the asylum and saved her in the end. But it failed to kill Polly. They both failed.
Another plan was needed. Time to get to one of her safe houses and recover.
'Kirsty Scrivener. I have such a fate in store for you.."
Necronomicon girl ran off into the night as the Lurker's body began to dissolve. Cthulhu would take care of all the minor details, the rest was up to her. The failures were many, but she kept getting another chance. Only Cthulhu would know why and he wasn't telling anyone.
N-Girl was grateful regardless.
Hanover Institution for the Criminally Insane: Infirmary.
"Is she going to be okay?" Miru asked the head nurse of the infirmary.
"She will be okay. The baby is fine, she just had a bad shock." Nurse Surrininen was still looking over the tests they had performed on Polly when she was brought in. "She is lucky surviving an attack from that maniac. I heard the police guarding her were not so lucky."
"No they were not." Miru briefly saw the ripped apart remains of the two male policemen. The NCPD was adamant about not allowing the Hanover SN's to act as bodyguards for her outside of Hanover. The stupid rivalry between them and Hanover got these two police officer's horribly killed. The NCPD could not even deal with plain ordinary' 'Masks' much less the meta and supernatural powered inmates. That could have been Polly just as easily.
"It's quite clear that Necronomicon Girl went right for her. All staff must stay here at Hanover for now." Head Nurse Riva put out the order on her digital clipboard.
"Oh they are going to love that. N-Girl is going to be quite popular here when we recapture her." Miru folded her arms with an evil smile.
"It must be done. She is still out there and seems to have gained more abilities..how can that be? She has been confined here more than being on the street for the last two years. Where has she learned this stuff?" Riva marveled.
"Makes you wonder if she has help?" Miru cocked an eyebrow. Riva said nothing.
"So you are now a psychic? You read my mind." Riva smiled. Suspicions on a inside collaborator at Hanover had been on both their minds for awhile.
The two women looked at each other. Before they could continue with their discussion, Riva's communication earring began to broadcast Jess's voice.
"Riva, Miru. Meet me by the front gate area. An unexpected visitor is requesting to see you both."
"Let me guess, its not Necronomicon girl giving herself up." Miru sneered.
"No, its some middle aged british woman." Jess responded.
Kirsty Scrivener was sitting in the chair in an area normally reserved for new patients. Two SN's stood on her flanks ready to act.
Miru and Riva entered the room. It took all of Miru's discipline to not grab this crazy woman who had placed Polly into this kind of danger.
"Miss Kirsty Scrivener. Miru tells me you are a friend of Polly Travers." Riva said with cold professionalism.
"Yes. I am her life coach. I am training her to utilize her gaia energy."
Miru and Riva looked at each other. This woman was obviously not well.
"Well Miss Scrivener. You have to understand that this sounds a bit odd to us."
Kirsty smiled. "Strange powers and abilities. Oh yes, these things are quite unheard of. Especially in this place."
"Good point." Riva admitted. "Regardless of what we think, you came here for a reason. Why?"
"To see how Polly was. I am very concerned for her."
"Ever since you turned up, things have been getting weird with Polly. Her pregnancy, N-Girl escaping. Its too much of a coincidence." Miru folded her arms.
"Polly is alive right now, because of me! You were no where in sight with all your vaunted power. Your incompetence has contributed more to any danger she is in, not me." Kirsty stood up and retorted angrily. The two SN's were ready to grab her, but a look from Riva stilled them.
"Kirsty Scrivener. I am going to ask you what your purpose here is. I want you to be totally honest with me or I shall call the authorities." Riva made her ultimatum.
Kirsty now had a difficult choice. The truth would get her locked up in here for sure if she was reading Riva and Miru right. Not answering and she would be arrested and deported within 24 hours. Leaving Polly vulnerable to old one agents.
She would have to just say the truth and let the chips fall where they may.
Riva then touched her earring. Someone was communicating with her. Those communication earrings were quite useful.
"Oh. Okay. Send her up."
Riva turned to Kirsty.
"Well Mrs Scrivener. It looks like your boss is here."
"Boss?" Kirsty was incredulous. Had the Department actually sent someone to bring her back?
A tall dark haired woman with shades arrived.
"Greetings from the UK. I am agent Myra Godwin. Kirsty's superior."
Kirsty eye's widened. What trickery was this? She had never seen this woman before. Was it Necronomicon girl in disguise? It did not look like her, but who was she then? The Department had a high turnover. Whoever this new woman was she must have known Kirsty was no longer in The Department.
"So this is one of your agents? She seems a bit..old for field work. No offense, Mrs Scrivener." Riva said apologetically.
"Oh no. Kirsty no longer works for us. I am her boss, figuratively speaking. No one ever really leaves The Department."
The british woman chuckled and looked over at Kirsty.
"If she no longer works for you, why did you come here?" Miru folded her arms. She did not trust any of these british women. More than half of the ones she knew were inmates in this place!
"Kirsty Scrivener was let go due to a mental..err..breakdown. She became fixated on your employee, Polly Travers back in England. After the incident with one of your patients, a Necronomicon girl, she became obsessed with Polly. Her many years of service, selfless and dutiful as she was has taken its toll on her mind. I came here to warn you, but I seem to have been a bit late. Am I? Is Mrs Travers okay?" The mysterious woman asked.
"She is fine. Kirsty was not able to harm her." Riva answered. "I wish you would have called us earlier. Communication is quite important and there is little excuse in this day and age for a lack of it."
The woman smiled. "You would have made a great member of The Department's command. Riva Carmichael."
Kirsty was being set up. She was going to have to blast her way out of here now. But she had doubts on this course of action. Miru would easily beat her. Also she needed to be in proximity to Polly, especially with this mysterious woman now on the scene. What to do? What to do?
Time to throw another wildcard again into the mix.
"You lying demon whore!.. I knew you would find me. I am trying to save the world by destroying the demon that lives within the unholy bosom of Polly Travers!! You cannot stop me! I must save the world! I must!"
Kirsty stood up and lunged at the mysterious woman. The SN's grabbed her and immediately Kirsty was on the ground struggling in an armlock.
"I knew it, she was nuts! Damn it! I should have nipped this in the bud!" Miru angrily spat. She nearly punched the wall but controlled herself. Even the mighty Miru did not want to be punished by 'Iron Nurse' Riva.
"Its okay. I am employing emergency powers to commit this woman. We shall allow the legal department to figure out the jurisdiction. This woman is obviously troubled."
Kirsty screamed and kicked as she was dragged off.
The mysterious woman was quiet.
"Well Miss Godwin. I trust The Department has no problem with this action. This is our jurisdiction after all but I would like to be flexible to your organization's procedures.
The mysterious women did not answer. She did not even move.
Miru looked suspiciously at the british woman.
"Hey! Were talking to you! Are you deaf all of a sudden?"
She then seemed to break out of some kind of trance.
"Oh..no that is fine. She is not technically part of our organization anymore. I have seen her annual psych evaluations in her file. I recommend intense treatment and isolation. When she is cured we will arrange her return home. Thank you for you understanding."
As Agent Godwin was escorted out, Miru conferred with Riva.
"Well. Kirsty is a psycho, but what do you make of her so called Boss."
Riva had that look.
"Increase the security around Polly."
A secret hiding place somewhere.
A blonde pale woman in a green bodysuit and fake little demon wings sat indian style on top of a large pentagram.
"What the hell is her game? That crazy bitch!"
Necromomicon Girl was puzzled by the actions of Kirsty Scrivener. Her plan to get Kirsty locked up in Hanover was spoiled by Kirsty doing the unexpected. The fact that the end result was the same was small consolation. The mysterious "why" of what Kirsty did was making N-girl nervous. She had some kind of plan obviously. However now she needed to be eliminated if Necromomicon girl was to have any peace of mind. That now meant two targets instead of one.
A knock could be heard on the entrance to her hide out. Slow knocking, like a ghost returning..
"My puppet. Enter.." Necronomicon commanded.
Agent Godwin walked in to greet her mistress.
"So, Kirsty is still in the game. Playing her hand. She was smart to not show her power. I will really enjoy killing her and you will help me my puppet. But not yet. Time to lay low for a while."
Agent Godwin said nothing.
"Return to your original form. I will have need of you in the future."
The form of the dark haired woman began to shudder and then her outer form began to peel off, revealing a black/green thing underneath. The stretched molted outer form lay on the floor of the hideout, a cave in the nearby Nefcon mountain range. The shape shifting thing made a hole in the earth and returned to its larvae form.
The time to strike would come soon. Miru would be hunting her shortly and she would need all of her abilities to avoid capture. Polly and Kirsty would die but now N-Girl began to think big. The bitches at Hanover would expect her to target Polly again. Why not take out the whole asylum? Sure she had tried six times before and failed but Cthulhu forgave as long as one did not stop trying.
A plan came to the former goth girl acolyte. Was there not a large cemetery of long dead Madison asylum inmates nearby? All those tormented and angry souls looking for vengeance?
Did Necronomicon Girl dare raise the dead? Summoning old ones and giant creatures were in her resume. Why not zombies?
Laughter began to fill the inside of the cave echoing throughout, scaring the bats who were hanging upside-down.
No one would ever see Necronomicon as a goofy female sidekick to the Cthulhu kid ever again. She did not need that loser..
Vengeance and respect would be hers..as would the new Kingdom to come.
To Be Continued