The monster continued to tear through guard after guard, knocking a few walls down in the process. It kept screeching, (an ear splitting, bone chilling sound,) annoyed and angry at the hail of bullets aimed at him. It seemed that it wasn't even done changing. It was steadily growing bigger and bigger, it's claws sharpening, limbs and face lengthening, sharp horns appearing, jaws growing huge and filling with long black needle-like teeth that folded in and out like a reptile.
The guards, enhanced strength aside, were losing both ground and numbers. They were no match for this spindly wingless dragon of a creature. To the instant terror of each guard, every gun jammed at the same time. Bewildered and terrified, they watched in awe as an unarmed man approached this beast.
The creature glared and growled viciously at this man, ready to attack him... but it didn't. The man said something quietly to the beast, and it seemed to cringe at his words, taking a step back from him. Without a hint of fear or hesitation, the man raised a hand to the beast and touched its forehead. Instantly, the creature let out something like a gasp before it's eyes rolled upward and closed. The monster collapsed with a crash, unconscious. It burst into blinding blue fire that quickly vanished, leaving an unconscious and shaking young man in the same torn and stretched clothes. The other man had vanished in the flames.
Bob woke up with a pain at the back of his head. He was cuffed and was at the back of the police truck with Sev and Grey. Bob's gun belt was removed and he could not uncuff himself. Moments later, the truck stopped and everyone was carried into the police station and thrown into a cell. Bob pretended to be unconscious and tried to find an opportunity to escape but the cops were taking standard procedures and were all rather attentive. Bob has to wait for Grey to wake up and perhaps formulate a plan to escape.
It took a very long time for Grey to wake up again. When he did, he was shaking and having difficulty breathing. Every muscle ached from strain and he didn't dare try to move besides curling up a little tighter. His head throbbed, but he remembered every detail of what happened.
He found himself in handcuffs, but at least the cold cell floor felt nice on the his hot face. He was amazed that this was all they did to contain him after they saw what he could do.
He saw Bob across from him and their eyes met, but Grey was completely exhausted. It was taking a lot just to keep his eyes open. He closed them again, just trying to focus on breathing.
Vice met a few best assassins in the market and managed to drug them and eventually insert the black ooze into their mouths. With several elite assassins, they proceeded to take control of the National guards by visiting the officers in their homes and taking them out. With the infected gaining in numbers, it was hard to find out who was not infected.
Sev closed his eyes and he could connect with Twelve. Twelve was filled with rage and she continued to walk and destroy everything in her path. She was walking down the road and a police car stopped with 2 cops pointing their guns at her. "But she's just a little girl..." A fat cop commented and Twelve gestured and the police car flipped and landed on him. The other cop fired at Twelve and the bullets did not reach her. The cop was shocked and backed off while reloading and suddenly as he pointed his gun at her, she gestured at him and squeezed her hand. A force gripped the cop and he was crushed. There was a road block further down the road and Twelve walked towards it.
Sev saw Orcus gaining power with every death and sacrifice. Unwittingly, when Twelve started her massacre, she was empowering Orcus. Together with Vice and the assassins, they were able to produce more black ooze from the upside down and control more people they kill. Sev woke up, he saw Bob and Grey cuffed and they were in a cell. He felt a sense of urgency but he does not know what can be done.
Everyone was in very bad shape. Bob felt disappointed about being locked up in his own department's cell. Bob called out to the guards, however, none came. This gave Bob a good idea on planning their escape. But first, the cuffs needs to come off. Bob heard some sound and he called out. "Jeff! Dave!" Bob shouted. "Come over here..." Bob saw Graham, and Graham opened the cell door. "Come on, let me out. Something is going on here...." Bob paused as Graham's eyes seemed uninterested and glazed. "Graham?" Bob muttered and quickly rammed against Graham. Graham grabbed Bob and lifted him up by the throat and punched Bob in the gut. Bob wheezed and moaned in pain. Bob was tossed to the ground and Graham stepped on Bob, Graham reached into his mouth and grabbed a black ooze from his throat out and smiled as he saw Bob flailing helplessly as he added pressure to Bob's neck with his heel. "I can break your neck and you can also be one of us that way..." Graham said and grabbed Bob's head with one hand and tried to shove the black ooze into Bob's mouth.
Seeing Bob in danger, Grey forced himself to move, pushing past the new searing pain. Still on the ground, Grey clamped his teeth down on the cop's leg, piercing the flesh deep. Were this cop in better shape, his ankle would have been too bony to do much damage, but as his ankle was meaty, there was damage to be done.
The cop dropped Bob in pain and surprise, but kicked hard at Grey, foot connecting with his gut and sending him crashing into the cell bars with a yelp of pain. Grey spat out the blood and bits of muscle he'd managed to tear, and tried to get up. At least the cop's attention was off of Bob for the moment.
Sev saw Bob getting taken down by the cop and Grey biting the cop and the cop kicking Grey away. Both of them could not fight as they were cuffed. The cop seemed inhumanly strong and could kill both of them easily and Sev decided that he did not want to be scared anymore. He needed to act and Sev created a portal in front of the cop and ramming into the back of the cop's knee, the cop fell forward and into the portal and Sev almost fell in as well but he grabbed hold of Bob's hand and was pulled out. The portal closed shortly after and Sev wiped his nosebleed.