Cold War-Tuesday, March 18, 20131:35 a.m.Dr. Don McClendon hated working so late. The middle aged scientist was sitting at a desk observing the reactions of bacteria in a petri dish, cursing under his breath in silent frustration. His wife was going to chew him out for being out late again. Who was it this time, she'll ask, tall, blonde and slender? McClendon pushed these less than pleasant thoughts out of his head as he tried to concentrate. The sooner he got a result, the sooner he could go home.Tap, tap, tap. A night guard tapped on the rocket-proof airtight window that gave a wide view of the lab. McClendon looked up, irritably."Hey, doc. I'm gettin' me a cup of coffee. Ya want one?" said a voice on the wall to wall intercom.McClendon removed his glasses and wiped his brow, exhausted. There was no way he'd last the night in this state. He tapped his responder butto
Legend of Zelda: The Last Blademaster Chp. 21Chapter 21Link was uneasy with the entirety of the current situation.An injured swordsman of unbelievable power was within Hyrule Castle, and it unsettled him. This man was dangerous. He would have preferred that the man be laced in the custody of the doctor, outside of the castle, and not a direct threat to his queen, but Zelda had specifically requested that he be placed as a ward of the Castle infirmary staff.This has all the hallmarks of a disaster, Link thought to himself.Not that Link believed the man was evil or harbored malicious intent, but he was obviously a warrior, a killer, first and foremost. The way he had strangled Zelda without deliberation of gender or rank told Link that if push enough, no one, not even the queen, was exempt from the man's destructive actions.Link sighed and wandered down to the stables to see his horse, Epona. The walk was entirely uneventful, though no one he passed didn't know his name. F
Legend of Zelda: The Last Blademaster chp. 20Chapter 20"We have taken the mountain range, masssster Muto.""Good, work, Barkback. Be sure to inform Enraxon of our new camp position. He's in command of the rear legions."The oddly brown-hued gerret bowed to his superior before dashing off to see to his new task. Muto turned and plodded his way through the horde to where his master stood on a rocky over ledge, perched like a vulture, looking over Ordona valley."The ridge has been taken master." Said Muto, looking out over the valley, affected by the view before him, "The army has settled in for the most part, though it'll be a good long while before we're all present and accounted for."Derge nodded slowly. He had his back to Muto, and he held is death helm in his hands. "Excellent. When Ubervor returns from the patrol, I'll have need of him. Send him to me when he gets back.""Yes, my liege." Muto made an attempt to bow, but becau
Legend of Zelda: The Last Blademaster Chp. 19Chapter 19"There, behind you, brother!""Aaah! It got me, damn arrows. Nevermind. I'll live.""Here, hold on......Link, would you please hold on to this?""Certinly, Doctor. Is he going to be alright?""I don't know, he's been severly injured.....hell, we can't move him when he's this badly injured.""Damn it, just go on. Leave me. I'm no good to you without my sword arm, and i'll only slow you down.""Tamarak, brother, I'm am not going to leave you here to die.....what ever can be done, must be done. He is in our debt, and I will not see him die here.""I am aware of that, milady, but the fact is, he is fading much to fast for me to heal him.""Then I will assist with magic.""That is not advised, your magesty. There is a very high risk of failure even with magic.....Brother...I failed you...I've failed everyone....."All was a mass of tormenting memory and dark shadows as the man drifted in and out of consci
Legend of Zelda: The Last Blademaster Chp. 18Chapter 18Two days after he found the jewel studded stone, Wilek awoke to sudden crash at his front door. Gracelessly jumping out of bed and landing sprawled on the floor, Wilek listened. He swore if it was a helmasaur
Silence. Absolute and utter silence.Wilek shrugged, got up and got dressed for the day. It was almost summer, and he wanted to get another field of corn planted before the rainy season stopped. Tromping down the stairs of his simple hut, the mountain farmer made ready for another day at the lonely grindstone.BANG!The whole structure shuddered and creaked. The cat, who had been asleep in front of the fireplace, woke with a demonic display of spitting. What the blazes? That wasn't a helmasaurous, he was certain. They were short creatures, about three feet tall. This was hitting the door well over five feet.Could it be bandits? But he h
Legend of Zelda: The Last Blademaster Chp. 17Chapter 17"C'mon, Tobi! Put your back into it!""Why don't you help, Leane?"The two children heaved and hauled with all their might to pull a heavy basket laden with firewood to the fireplace that warmed the inn known as the Golden Cucco. It was a cozy place, especially in the rain. It wasn't as popular as Telma's Tavern, but it made a living for the children and their parents, Bruce and Mazie.The Inn was a simple building situated right in between Agitha's "castle" and Mr. Vinch's bakery. The main room was the bar that ran along right wall, the fireplace to the opposite left. The tables and stools were neatly arranged and scrubbed, giving the inn a much more cheery and comfortable air. Upstairs were rooms that could be rented out for nightly or weekly stays, as well as the family's private rooms.There was only one person in the inn right now, apart from the Kannan's, the family that owned the inn, that is.