Saturday, August 9, 2014

Reid Stories: Robotech Fight Scene and VECTO Chapter 2.4

Here's fight scene from Robotech, my favorite animated show:

"Robotech is an 85-episode science fiction anime adaptation produced by Harmony Gold USA in association with Tatsunoko Production Co., Ltd. and first released in the United States in 1985. It was adapted from three original Japanese television series.[1] In the series, Robotechnology refers to the scientific advances discovered in an alien starship that crashed on a South Pacific island.[2] With this technology, Earth developed robotic technologies, such as transformable mecha, to fight three successive extraterrestrial invasions.[3]" - Wikipedia

Here's where you can buy the episodes: Robotech: The Complete Set.

And here's my VECTO scene of the week:

(Previously: Steamline chases after a 17-year-old kid who stole his Omega Blaster, but the thief manages to tie Streamline's arm to a pole and escapes.)

The thief headed for the upper floors of the building. He started crossing an enclosed bridge to another building and slowed down to blend with the crowd. He could see New Earth police cars swoop to the building and barricade the front entrance. At least he was safe … for now, he thought.

“Where do you think you’re going?” A man in full cybernetic armor asked, standing in front of him. The kid looked over to see the guy and jumped back. It was the cyborg guy he saw earlier, he thought.

“Just hand it over, and we won’t hurt you,” Crysilis calmly said. “Not much.”

The kid shrugged, grabbed the weapon and handed it out. However, when Crysilis reached to take it, the thief shot the reinforced glass to his side, shattering a hole in it. He side flipped though the frame.

“You little brat!” Crysilis rushed to the edge of the bridge as the glass automatically sealed. He saw the kid falling. The thief shot a hook to the nearby building and swung to the wall, then started climbing it.

“He’s crazy!” Crysilis blurted. “Vecto, he’s scaling a building at west point,” he communicated through comlink. “I’ll try to go around.”

The thief pulled himself up to an edge and looked down briefly. He was dizzy for a second from the height but shook it off. Police lights were strolling across the buildings, the sun was setting, and frankly, the kid was getting tired.

“There he is!” yelled the barely audible sound of a police soldier.

“We have you surrounded,” a louder voice yelled through a speaker. “Surrender immediately!”

The kid kept moving, sliding against the wall.

“This is your last warning!” the officer yelled. “Surrender, or we’ll open fire!”

“Oh great!” the kid murmured to himself. He stopped next to a window and attached a device to it and stepped aside. Slowly, he lifted his arms in the air. But as he did, he clicked a palm device, and the window exploded. The police quickly fired as the thief leaped through the glass. He kept running, now through a vacant storage room. He looked back briefly to see a police hovercopter swoop to his level and fire a missile at him. The kid spun around and leaped backward, tossing yet another device in the air. It attached to the missile and redirected its path. The missile came inches to his face as it did a 180-degree turn, launching straight for the copter as the kid flew backward.

“Bail out!” the pilot yelled as the hovercopter blew up. The propeller was still spinning as it sliced through the glass, descending with plumes of smoke.

The 17-year-old rolled to a stop and took a quick breath. He checked that he still had the rifle and kept moving, taking an elevator to the upper floors. When he nearly got to the top, the elevator shut off, sounding an emergency signal.

(How long can the thief outsmart and avoid the A.S. and the police? Will Vecto go after him? And now that he's stuck in an elevator, what will he do next? Find out more in the next installment of VECTO!)

(Oct. 23, 2014, update: You can buy my Vecto: Vengeance light novel on Amazon here: Vecto: Vengeance.)

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