Wily Rescue Force (Wily)
Cosmic Gladiators (Cossack)
Location: Canberra, Australia
Max. Cossack Scrap Value: 7351
SA Infantry: 1124
RPD Units: 1400
Wily Bots: 418
"A month ago, Canberra was completely evacuated to adjacent
cities in anticipation of the invading Scissor Army. As the capital
of Australia, their attack would imminently start from there. Our
prediction was correct, and in the final moments of the exodus
they began their brutal assault. Luckily, we had safely gotten
the last of the civilians out of the city. Or so we thought....
"Currently, there is still a chunk of SA Infantry stationed
in the city, though their numbers are much lower than the original
attack force, instead focusing on our defenses in other parts of
Australia. With their guard down, this is our chance to regain
control of the city."
"I recall Canberra being a beautiful city. If we had defended
it during the invasion at least some of it would have been left
"Our plan WAS to establish a defense once the city was evacuated
IF we had had the time and resources, but as you can see we had
neither. The Australian government made the safety of its civilians
the top priority."
"That makes sense. Nevertheless, it's still a shame..."
Everywhere, buildings were either completely eradicated or set
ablaze. The conflagration required the human officers to wear masks.
Makenshi, along with his squad of police units, patrolled the streets
in an effort to cleanse Canberra of SA presence.
The Scissor Army had taken the defensive, hiding in the debris
and waiting for RPD troops to ambush. There seemed to be no end
to these surprise attacks, and Makenshi was getting sick of it.
So many things plagued his mind, but he was forced to stay on the
alert and make his way through the streets with stealth and caution.
He was always the one who kept his true feelings to himself. Whether
that meant he was strong or weak-willed, he didn't know. First,
Snakeman had fallen victim to the Shutdown Code because of one
of the most ruthless Watchers on the force. Then, Turboman, Burstgirl,
Springman, and Cloudman, people he had fought alongside not too
long ago, all killed in the same mission. Yes, they were robots
that could be rebuilt, but the authorities didn't seem to have
any interest in their revival.
And now, he was all alone. A large number of Scissor Joes had come
out of nowhere, surrounding his squad and overwhelming it. Makenshi
managed to get away by using Iormungandr's grapple function and
swinging into the second floor of a decrepit building through a
window. He quickly risked a glance back out to see SA Joes storming
inside while a couple remained with their rifles trained on the
windows. He had to move.
Makenshi turned around, and to his surprise saw in the darkness
the silhouette of a little girl wearing a tattered white dress
hunched in the corner. But wasn't the city supposed to be completely
evacuated? What was this girl doing here, and how in the world
had she survived for so long?
"Little girl, you need to get out of here! There's robots
coming and they're going to.."
The girl suddenly sprang to her feet and stared at him. "You...
are... a robot.. as well," she said.
"Don't worry, I'm not one of them. I'll protect you from-"
"I have... a guardian angel... He protects me..." and
the girl bolted out of the room. "Wait!" Makenshi yelled,
but then he heard was the sound of SA Joes storming up the stairs....
And then firing their weapons.
All of a sudden, Makenshi's feet moved on their own and he was
charging out of the room to meet the infantry, but he was suddenly
thrown backwards as a thunderous roar filled his ears.
Whatever had exploded, it was enough to turn the group of SA Joes
to smithereens. Makenshi noticed that even more troops were coming
and ran across the hall. Another explosion came out of nowhere
and knocked him off his feet, sending him several yards ahead.
As he got back up he continued to sprint towards a window, gaining
more speed until he leapt right through it. He aimed Iormungandr
at the adjacent building and pulled the trigger to grapple on to
And nothing happened.
Makenshi crashed into the ground.
Mars grunted after ripping a Scissor Joe apart, then tossed it's
carcass aside. "I'm getting REAL sick of these stupid things."
"And turning on an MP3 player helps?" Jupiter commented
as Mars resumed bobbing his head to the beat of some song.
"I don't have mine with me, I just have a good memory of songs
Saturn shrugged. The CG's most dememted member was getting crazier
by the second, which would be very bad if General Cutman didn't die
"At least those explosions sounded a good distance away from
us. Hopefully it's not Naplamman."
"It's not." Terra commented. "His explosives are louder.
He WAS at Cossack's Citadel, remember?"
"Mako's right." Mars replied. "I know my bombs, and
that wasn't ANYTHING Naplamman has."
Quinten looked around uneasily. "Don't matter who it was, but
we need to keep moving unless we want whatever MADE those very painful-sounding
explosions finding us."
"I dunno, it could be worth checking out." Saturn mused,
rubbing his chin.
"I agree." Jupiter commented. Mars tapped their leader
on the shoulder. "Yes, Renard, you can blow them up if they're
"Whoo! Let's go!" Mars said, striding towards the sound
of the explosions.
"I swear Mars is going to be the death of me." Zig sighed
as he followed the rest of the CG.
The Wily Rescue Force were in a foul mood. It enraged them seeing
their master under the thumb of the General, but what could they
do? All these years, when Wily was in trouble, they were there to
bust him out. But now? Dr. Wily had admitted defeat, and this time
there was no way for them to save him.
With Multiman elsewhere in the city, Doc Robot, Barrage, and Express
decided to take their anger out on a blue robot that looked like
a cross between Waveman and Neptune that had suddenly crashed into
the ground in front of them.
Makenshi got up and stared at his opponents and cursed silently.
He was outnumbered, cornered, and had a dysfunctional spear. Then,
to his relief, he saw a large puddle of gasoline pouring out of an
overturned car behind him.
Doc Robot saw the RPD badge pinned on his armor and chuckled. "RPD
grunt seems to have strayed from the pack. Destroying will make me
feel MUCH better." Wily's doppleganger raised his weapon and
Barrage and Express imitated him. Makenshi slowly reached his hand
back, trying to take control of the gas puddle. Then, he threw his
hand forward, but a sense of dread came over him when nothing happened.
The WRF immediately reacted to Makenshi's sudden movement.
Doc Robot, Expressman, and Barrageman stood there, puzzled. All of
their weapons weren't working, but why?
Then there was an explosion between them and they flew off of their
feet, some of their armor charred from the heat. Once the dust cleared,
they saw that the RPD robot had already disappeared, but they had
no time to worry about that because they were too busy running away
from more explosions.
Makenshi stood panting in the darkness of an alley. That was too
close. Just where the hell were those explosions coming from?
He took a glance of the street. The Wily Rescue Force were gone.
That was good. Then something caught his eye and he peeked back.
He could have sworn it wasn't there before, but a black statue of
an angel was erected in the middle of the road. The statue gave off
an eerie aura, and Makenshi shuddered. He reckoned that the coast
was clear and walked back into the street...
But then something detonated nearby and he could was blown forward,
scorched by the explosion. Now he was running as fast as he could,
trying to ignore the seething hot pain as more explosions stalked
him. Someone had to be shooting missiles at him. He dove into a building
and went through its corridors, looking desperately for a place to
hide. It looked like a laboratory. He figured that the building was
large enough that it couldn't be blown to pieces by the missiles.
Thankfully, nothing was exploding... Yet. Just to be safe, Makenshi
looked to see if anyone was following him, then scrambled underneath
a stairway. There were no lights except from the windows, and the
shadow cast by the stairs made him almost completely hidden. He expected
a group of SA Joes running in any minute now, and he would sneak
by them and be on his way....
Then, through the spaces between the steps, Makenshi almost jumped
as he saw a statue in front of him. It looked exactly like the one
he had seen in the middle of the road...
And then the stairs exploded, and Makenshi was running again. He
looked behind him and saw to his shock that the statue was moving,
slowly following him. It must be a robot... A robot that wanted to
kill him for some reason. Bolting past various machines and devices,
he failed to realize that he had knocked over something. He didn't
hear it, but it started to beep multiple times, going faster with
each succession until it finally stopped.
Then, everything went black.
"Okay, maybe this wasn't such a good idea." Mars commented
after the most recent explosion. The rest of the CG were concerned
now, seeing as Mars usually LIKES explosions; really big ones. However,
this was short lived when the Wily Rescue Force screeched to halt
not but twelve feet away. Mars grinned evily.
Saturn stepped away from the mini-Napalmman a little. "Uh oh
guys, Renard's got that insideous look again...."
"TAKE COVER!" Zig shouted as he jumped behind some rubble
with Jupiter, Venus, Terra, and Uranus right behind him. Saturn quickly
followed suit as Mars aimed at the WRF.
Renard glared as the WRF snickered at his expense.
"Oh, that's good to know. The gun-totin' psycho can't fire a
Expressman grabbed at Mars' arm as the Stardroid began lifting him
off the ground by his neck. Barrageman and Doc Robot back up in surprise.
"But I can still break you in several different places, Sir
Renard said as the rest of the CG came out from behind the rubble
and tried to get Mars away from Expressman.
Five minutes and a damaged elbow axle later....
"Okay, Renard, you need to calm down. If YOU can't fire, it's
a safe bet that WE can't and neither can these guys." Jupiter
said, pointing at the WRF at the end of his sentence.
"Stardroid Unit is correct." Barrageman stated. "Ion
Cannon is not functioning properly."
"Feh, and I really shoulda been able to dodge a move like that
with my eyes closed." Expressman grumbled with his arms crossed,
looking off to the side, trying to hide how embarrassed he was over
being caught off-guard.
Mako groaned. "Well, if that don't take the cake."
What had happened next became a blur for Saturn. He remembered deafening
explosions that had torn him apart from the rest of his team, seeing
the detonations follow them as they ran, and he could have sworn
Neptune had been engulfed by the flames, but he wasn't sure. Then,
there was this little girl in a white dress in the middle of the
road, staring at him. Everything went black from there.
Now his eyes fluttered open, and he realized he was chained to the
wall. There were loud noises coming from right beside him. Five humans
were ruthlessly smashing a blue robot that looked similar to Neptune
with heavy rod-like objects. The men were too engrossed with their
beating that they didn't notice that Saturn had awoken. He noticed
that there was another man, wearing horn rimmed glasses and watching
with amusement. "Quite extraordinary that the two of you had
escaped my greatest creation. The Black Angel has only one mission...
To exterminate all of its kind...... Robots. Consider it sheer luck
that you had unwittingly set off one of my electromagnetic bombs.
That brown robot over there also fell into an EMP's radius detonated
by one of my men. But now, we get to enjoy the privilege of beating
you abominations with our own hands!"
The five men sneered and began to swing harder upon Waveman. Makenshi
was completely silent, accepting each blow, instead focusing on the
information he was being given. So, there was still a group of survivors
in the city, brainwashed by this man in the horn rimmed glasses,
who introduced himself as Sigfried Mendolov, to hate robots with
a fiery passion, and now he was in their hideout. This "Black
Angel" that he had built was the statue that had been chasing
him, and was also the cause of all those explosions. Makenshi reckoned
that the Angel was armed with some sort of hidden rocket launcher.
It was able to detect robots, most likely similar to a bugsweeper,
which explained why setting off that electromagnetic bomb had saved
him. Once he had been shut down, the Angel hadn't been able to sense
him anymore and didn't finish him off. He had tried to contact Captain
Spiegel, but they had done something that screwed up his com-system.
They had also taken his spear, and it lay in the corner on the other
side of the room.
And the little girl..... he had learned that she was Sigfried's daughter,
Eliza. The band of humans absolutely adored her for her meekness,
but unfortunately she shared their hatred of robots.
Sigfried began to walk out of the room. "Come on, can I please
beat up the monsters? I want to at least spit on them!" came
the voice of a young boy from the other side.
"No, no, you must ask your father first," Sigfried replied.
"But my daddy's out helping to hunt the other robots!" the
"Well, then, you're just going to have to wait until he gets
"Come now, go play with the other children."
So, this is how it goes? Only days ago I was human like them.
And now they call me a monster. Just look at what you've gotten yourself
Saturn couldn't take it anymore. He wanted to get the hell out of
here, but he was unsure of what to do. Sure, there were only five
measly humans in the room, but he didn't know if that "Black
Angel" was lurking around to blow him to pieces.
"Hey, the brown robot over there is coming to. I'll go ahead
and give his face a nice makeover..... Heh heh."
Okay, that's it. These men were DEAD.
Saturn had broken free from his flimsy fetters, but he hadn't done
anything else. It was that RPD robot that screamed. Waveman also
broke from his chains, then extended one hand palm up and clenched
it into a fist. At that instant, all five men simultaneously turned
into a gory crimson mess. Saturn and Waveman were soaked in their
Makenshi made wheezing gasps as he looked in disbelief at the corpses
before him. "Oh my god.... What have I done?!"
He hadn't noticed Saturn until the Gladiator had spoken. "If
you're asking me, I think you were just giving them what they deserved," he
"Such ignorance and stupidity... I was about to kill them myself!"
Waveman gazed in horror at the Gladiator. "No... Shut up!...
They didn't deserve to be killed like that! I..... It was an accident! "
Saturn raised an eyebrow. "What's your problem?" but before
Makenshi had a chance to react, someone burst into the room. It was
a young man, probably in his early twenties, with a submachine gun
in his hand. He saw the massacre that had taken place, and his eyes
widened, stricken with terror.
"Dad...... DAD!" the man cried. Then he looked up at the
two robots before him, and now his eyes were filled with pure hatred. "YOU
But Makenshi couldn't hear him. This scene..... It was so painfully
similar to a memory..... An awful memory, long since forgotten for
so many years, now freeing itself from the darkness and flooding
His foster parents had been slumped over on top of eachother, with
so many stab wounds that their blood had completely drained out of
their bodies. It was all over the floor, and all over his clothes
and hands. And he had been laughing. Then, he had been alerted
by the sound of a door creaking open, and a little boy scurried into
the room. Those eyes of his, filled with fear and confusion as he
stared at the carcasses, and then at Makenshi. There had been a long
pause. Then, without any reservations, he had walked slowly towards
his petrified brother, casually twirling the knife in his hands....
Then he was back in the torture chamber, and he saw that Saturn had
lodged a bladed ring into the man's throat. The Cosmic Gladiator
cruelly twisted the ring, then tossed the body like a rag doll. The
man didn't move after that. This put Makenshi out of his senses and
anger welled inside him. "Why did you do that...? You had no
"Oh, but I did," the Stardroid replied casually. "He
had a gun. I was killing him out of self defense."
"Don't give me that bullshit! I know what kind of person you
are! You enjoy killing people, and you're always looking for excuses
to kill them!"
"Well, no, I don't always need an excuse, except that I... How
should I say this... Ah, I'm quite.... fond of it."
"Oh, god," Makenshi growled. "I remember when I was
as idiotic as you. I even-"
"Look, I don't really care, so you can take your little story
and shove it up your ass! Besides, you're an RPD lapdog, and I'm
with Cossack, so that means we're supposed to be actually fighting,
not bitching to eachother!"
"Oh, you are so fucking DEAD!"
Makenshi dove for the corner where his Iormungandr was waiting for
him. But before he could grab it he was frozen in place by Saturn
who fired rapidly, aiming for the head. Once Wave was hit below the
back of his neck he ducked to dodge the other shots, then collected
his spear and launched the head of it. Saturn jumped over it with
ease, but like most of Makenshi's opponents he didn't expect the
head to bounce back towards him and was hit from behind. He was knocked
forward and slide tackled Makenshi, throwing a ring in the process.
A deep gash cut across Waveman's leg and he tripped. He whirled back
around and prepared to launch his spear, while at the same time Saturn
drew the large ring around his body, about to activate his Black
But neither of them were able to attack. They just didn't work at
all. And they could only mean...
They looked around for the Black Angel, but instead they saw Eliza
standing by the door. Then, she was followed by dozens of men and
women- all of whom had machine guns or RPG launchers.
"Aw, hell," Makenshi muttered.
The Stardroid turned at looked at Makenshi.
"Waveman, was it?" Saturn offered. "Why don't we put
our differences aside for the time being and clear the way?"
Makenshi tensed. "No— I— I don't want to kill all these innocent
people," he replied hesitantly. "And how can we kill them
with all our weapons deactivated, anyway?"
Several of the people prepared to shoot; most just held their weapons
ready, but one or two slowly began to pull back on the trigger.
"They're gonna kill us, yet you call them innocent?" Saturn
"I think the only weapons I might need are my metal fists. I, for
one, don't care what happens to these bitches 'n' bastards, but I
at least need to get to my teammates and make sure they're still
active. I don't know 'bout you… You don't have a team waiting for
you, do you, Waveman?"
Makenshi seemed shocked. How could he know that? he asked
himself silently. No… he must have only been guessing. At least
I hope so…
Makenshi did not answer Saturn, but he stared uneasily.
Saturn rushed forward.
The next thing Makenshi saw was Saturn smashing two men's heads into
a wall and being struck by several projectiles at the same time.
The men collapsed on the floor and bled heavily; two other people
dropped their weapons and tried to help the men up, but they appeared
to be unconscious or even dead.
It had seemed as though Saturn was immune to pain, but just then
he actually winced, obviously quite damaged. Oil dripped from an
open wound on the Stardroid's arm, and an artificial perspiration-like
substance appeared on his forehead. Nevertheless, he still looked
ready to fight and kill, as he turned his head and gave at those
who shot at him with a bloodthirsty stare.
But before the ringed robot could even lunge at the next victim,
he was restrained… and not by any of the townsfolk, but by Makenshi,
who also took all the shots fired that time.
"W… Waveman…" Saturn said slowly as more and more fluids
poured from his exterior wound. Makenshi glanced at Saturn's energy
gauge; it was down to only five marks out of nineteen.
"I can't believe you were actually stupid enough to go after
this many people without any weapons or backup," Makenshi reproached. "From
what I heard, you weren't ANYTHING like this in St. Petersburg— logical,
rational, remorseful— and all that's been thrown out! What's gotten
into you since then?"
Saturn looked weak. His artificial exterior was trying to cover the
wound, but it wasn't doing so quickly enough, and he was continuing
to lose fluids. The Pseudo-Human wearily lowered his head and softly
spoke a single, unusual word.
Mars grunted as he stood up, looking around and spotting Venus, Terra,
and Jupiter also stammering to their feet.
"Dude, what the hell hit us?"
Terra shrugged. "Search me. All i remember is following you
as you ran while shouting 'STOP FOR NOTHING!' again."
"Uh, guys, where'd Saturn and the others get to?!" Venus
said nervously. A pile of rubble near by shook slightly, then part
of one of Neptune's feet became visible.
Mars sighed with relief, then walked over to help Zig out of the
rubble. He grabbed at the foot and tugged a little.
The leg popped out, completely severed from its body.
Renard's eyes went wide while his pupils shrank and Venus put her
hand over her mouth as Mako and Jeremy staired in dis-bileif. Mars
dropped the limb and stammered backwards. Mako nervously looked at
Jupiter, who looked back. Mars and Neptune, dispite the fact Neptune
can kill Mars quickly, had always been on good terms and with Renard
as unstable as he was following the attack on Cossack's Citadel,
there was no telling how bad he was loosing what little remained
of his sanity.
The Cosmic Gladiators searched for and gathered the rest of Neptune's
remains. It reminded them so much of looking for scrap, they way
they had to plow throw all the rubble. But this "scrap" was
their friend, and the thought bewailed them. Finally, they found
his head. Despite being severed and scorched, much of Zig's face
was still intact. His eyes were still open, giving a cold, blank
stare. It was as if he wasn't even aware that he was dead, nor did
he seem to care. Terra, Jupiter, and Venus looked away, covering
their eyes and trembling while Mars collapsed onto his knees and
let out an agonized cry.
A group of men, all carrying weapons, began to make their way across
the street behind them, but upon seeing the robots they shrank back
into the corner.
"Wh-What is that infernal noise they're making? It's giving
me the creeps," one of the men said.
"Wait.... I think they're crying..." another realized,
spying the remains of one of the robots' comrades.
"But that's impossible!" a third scoffed. "Robots
are just scraps of metal and wires."
The men turned to their leader, Dr. Sigfried, for an explanation.
After a pause, he calmly replied, "All robots have are artificial
intelligence, which allows them to mimic human emotions in order
to trick us into thinking they're like us. But on the inside, they're
all just cold, heartless monsters that need to be exterminated."
And in an instant all of their doubts were cleared. Nodding to each
other, they burst into the street and fired upon the robots.
"Hahaha! Eat lead, ya buckets of slime!"
The robots, with the pieces of their comrade in hand, dove for the
alleys. A red robot stayed behind and fired back, yelling something
with anger in its voice, and a brown, feminine-looking robot had
to pull him back to join his comrades. The men gave chase, but by
the time they made it to the alleys the robots were gone.
"Damn, they got away," the first man spat.
"Not to worry, there are still those green robots in the city
that need to be purged. I'm sure we'll come across them in no time," Sigfried
said, but something in his pocket beeped, and he took out a strange
device and gazed at its screen. Then he hastily put the device away
and said, "We are to return to the base at once! Something has
happened. I just hope my dear Eliza is alright..."
"I'm sure she's fine. That little angel always knows how to
get out of trouble," a man assured. "The others, though..."
The walls of the torture chamber crumbled from the impact of an explosion.
The humans gasped in surprise and ceased their fire on Makenshi and
Saturn, who were both considerately weak from damage.
"The Black Angel....." Saturn muttered.
"No," Makenshi corrected. "The Black Angel's launcher
is silenced. I heard the sound of the rocket being fired that time."
Something plopped in through the hall in the wall and a foggy gas
began to fill the room. The humans staggered from their positions,
dropped their weapons, and fell to the ground, unconscious. Makenshi
and Saturn were unaffected by the sleeping gas, of course, and SF
units stormed inside.
"Renegade allied with Dr. Cossack found. Orders call for immediate
"E-Execution?!" Makenshi cried. "But-"
"No, it's fine," Saturn said. He had a nervous yet smug
look on his face. "Go on, hit me with your best shot," he
said to the SF units. The RPD bots raised their arms to fire.
CLICK. CLICK. CLICK.
"Electromagnetic anomaly detected. All robotic weapons are disabled
in its field," an SF unit analyzed.
"That's what I thought," Saturn said.
"But what the hell is causing it? The Black Angel?" Makenshi
"No, if the Black Angel were here we'd all be dead by now. The
answer is actually pretty obvious, wouldn't you say?" Saturn
replied, and he pointed at someone behind the SF units. It was Eliza,
still standing amongst the unconscious humans, staring at them blankly.
Waveman was still confused, but the SF units were now moving in on
Saturn, using their own brute strength as weapons. Using the last
of his strength, he slid between them and, taking out a blade ring,
charging towards Eliza....
Saturn immediately stopped in his tracks, then after a few moments,
collapsed. Eliza lowered her outstretched arm and smiled.
"My angel is here now."
The Black Angel floated through the hole in the wall and made a slow
waving motion with its hand. This time, Makenshi saw the rocket for
a split second before it hit one of the Special Forces units, severely
damaging it. The other units suffered the same treatment. At that
moment, four familiar foes peeked in. Upon seeing the Angel, their
artificial hearts skipped a beat and they immediately pulled out.
But it was too late. The Black Angel had taken notice of them and
began chasing the Wily Rescue Force.
Good, Makenshi thought. With them keeping that thing occupied,
he could deal with Eliza. The girl was still standing there, glaring
coldly at him. Then, she lifted her arm in front of her...
But Makenshi was prepared. He instinctively strafed to the left before
the hidden gun went off and circled around the girl. He raised his
Iormungandr and prepared to smash it into Eliza's skull, but she
whirled around with inhuman speed and looked at him, her face filled
with innocence, causing him to hesitate.
The Black Angel had returned, either having finished off the WRF
or given up on chasing them. Eliza smiled, her arm level with Makenshi's
heart and fired. Waveman dodged in the nick of time and thrust his
spear towards her, causing her to jump back towards the Angel. The
girl and the statue-like robot were now side-by-side. However, neither
of them moved. Makenshi wondered why they weren't finishing him,
off, but then he noticed that he was right next to the pile of unconscious
Just then, Sigfried walked in from the other side of the room. His
gaze fell upon the SF units. "My, my, I see the RPD pigs have
intruded upon our territory. Eliza, are you alright?" The girl
nodded. "Don't worry, my dear, the Black Angel should be taking
care of that blue demon."
"Not likely," Makenshi replied, gesturing to the people
that were sprawled at his feet. "The Black Angel is programmed
to destroy robots, but it can't do it while putting the lives of
humans at risk. The Black Angel has a rocket launcher, and I'm sure
Eliza realizes she's too far away for her bullets to penetrate my
armor, which means it has a probability of ricocheting right into
one of these people."
The doctor raised an eyebrow, astounded at how correct the robot's
deduction was. "Fine then, my men will take care of you. They
should be here any second now..."
But before they did come, Saturn suddenly sprang up and grabbed a
human, charging towards Eliza and the Black Angel while using the
man as a shield. Unable to decide what to do, they simply stood there
as Saturn closed in on them. Then, once he was right in front of
Eliza, he dropped the person, revealing a bladed ring in his hand.
He slashed horizontally with all his might....
Even though Makenshi knew the truth, he grimaced at the sight of
the little girl's beheading. Rather than blood, oil and sparks spilled
out. Then, he realized that this was his chance. Grasping Iormungandr
tightly, he charged towards the Black Angel and released the spear
head at point blank. The Angel flew off its feet and into the street.
Before it could get back up, Waveman threw one arm into the air,
concentrating all of his power. There was a rumbling noise from beneath
the earth, and a geyser of sewer water erupted behind the Black Angel.
The water pillar came to a stop, but the water that was still in
midair morphed into dozens of blades pointing downward. Makenshi,
his arm still raised in the air, threw it down, and the blades fell,
impaling the Black Angel like a pincushion. By the time the blades
turned back into normal water, the Angel was lifeless.
Makenshi strode back into the chamber. He noticed that Saturn had
made his getaway. The unconscious humans were starting to stir, and
Sigfried stood there, completely shocked at what he had just seen.
"RPD reinforcements are no doubt on their way to collect all
Makenshi stated. "So, correct me if I'm wrong. You've led all
of these people to believe that robots are monsters that deserve
to be destroyed. Second, I've heard that your precious Eliza was
quite a favorite among your posse." He picked up Eliza's severed
head, with circuits hanging out and still crackling. A large group
of humans clambered into the room while the ones on the floor had
all awoken just in time to see Makenshi rip off Eliza's face, revealing
her titanium skull and red optical receptors, with sparks flying
everywhere. The humans gasped, and Makenshi, set the head down. "Have
fun explaining that to them," and he simply walked out.
"There was some resistance, but we managed to safely get all
of the survivors out of here, and they're on their way to the other
Spiegel explained. "That man, Sigfried.... He persuaded them
all to stay behind during the initial evacuation, preaching to them
that the RPD couldn't be trusted and they should stay in their home
town. He taught them of how robots were sins against nature, and
yet he toyed with their emotions with that robot daughter of his.
God only knows what that horrible man was thinking..."
"Horrible man, huh... You know, the RPD sees robots as tools
and nothing more, while Sigfried saw that all robots were a plague
on the earth that needed to be completely obliterated. However, I'd
say the difference ends there,"
Captain Spiegel sighed. Then, lowering his voice, he murmured, "I
"Saturn! Thank goodness your okay!" Venus cried.
"Yeah...." Saturn said, staggering from his wounds. He
then noticed the pieces of Neptune in their arms. He looked down. "Let's
just get out of here, okay?"
The Cosmic Gladiators made their way out of the city. They noticed
that there was a complete absence of Scissor Joes, and instead they
had to sneak their way past RPD bots. Saturn noticed that his teammates
were troubled by something.
"Humans... They attacked us... They called us monsters, demons..."
"What's new....?" Saturn sighed.
"No, they actually tried to kill us. They had so much hate in
their words..." Renard muttered. "Sometimes I just wonder
if all of this fighting is worth it. Are we saving humans, only for
them to spit on us and wish for us to die? What's the point of that?!"
"Mars, keep your voice down before we get caught...." Venus
The rest of the team moved on in silence. They were supposed to have
secured the city in Cossack's name, but they had failed. Along with
that they lost one of their teammates, and now they were beginning
to question just what they were supposed to be fighting for. Humanity?