Saturday, November 8, 2014

Reid Stories: Gunstar Heroes and Vecto: Vengeance Chapter 4.1

One of my favorite gems for the Sega Genesis video game console is Gunstar Heroes. Here's a gameplay trailer:

"Gunstar Heroes (ガンスターヒーローズ Gansutā Hīrōzu?) is a run and gun video game developed by Treasure and published by Sega. Treasure's debut game was originally released on the Sega Mega Drive/Genesis in late 1993, and later on, ported to the Game Gear by M2. On February 23, 2006, Gunstar Heroes was released as part of the Gunstar Heroes: Treasure Box Collection for the PlayStation 2. It is also available on the Nintendo Wii's Virtual Console. In 2009 it was released on June 10 for Xbox Live Arcade and June 11 for PlayStation Network.[1]" - Wikipedia

Here's where you can buy it: Gunstar Heroes - Sega Genesis.

And here's my Vecto: Vengeance scene of the week:

(Previously: Chais finds out that Axe is a female named Accura and that Vecto killed the SS6, a group he wanted to join. He tells Vecto that he is on his own.)

"So how are your legs feelin'?" Chais asked Accura as he carried her in his arms with a bag of weapons strapped around his back.

"They're broken! How else can it feel?" Accura said. "Besides, you shouldn't be carrying me. I'll manage."

"How? By crawling?" Chais laughed. "So what did you say your name is?"

"Accura," she responded, folding her arms.

"Sorry 'bout puttin' that sword in your face. I thought you were a--I mean, the enemy ... at first."

"Um. Thanks," she said, grunting a bit. She turned her head to get her bearings straight. "Look. You can put me down now. Police will be here soon to take me to the hospital."

"Police?! Well, you should've said that earlier," Chais said. He looked for a place to sit her down, found a crate, and laid her on it.

"Ugh!" Accura winced in pain. "Thanks," she said, trying not to think of her legs.

Chais surveyed the area for police and tightened the strap to his weapons. "Well, I guess this is the end of the road for me," Chais said. "I'll see ya soon," he said, ready to leave before the police came.

"Hey, wait a sec!" Accura said as he started to leave. "I didn't get your name."

Chais stopped and looked back. "Just call me Chais." He waved goodbye and jogged away.

He didn't go far before someone else called him.

"Hey, you!" a familiar voice yelled. "Where's Vecto?"

Chais spun around to see Crysilis standing in front of him and Streamline running to catch up.

"Oh, uh, hey guys," Chais stammered. "I see you found your gun," he said to Streamline. "Did ya'll bring the credits?"

Accura sat up on the crate and saw Streamline, recognizing him as the attempted bank robber. "Hold it right there!" She yelled and reached for her hand gun at her side. It was missing.

Chais sheepishly smiled with his back turned to her and twirled her gun in his hand, slipping it in his trench coat.

Crysilis watched him hide the weapon and noticed the large bag of munitions over his back. "I see you're still at your thievery games," he said.

Streamline pointed his Omega Blaster at him. "Now where's Vecto?" he ordered.

Accura yelled in the background for Streamline to "stop right there," but he ignored her.

"Whoa. Geez! Calm down," Chais said, raising his arms in the air. "He went that way," he pointed behind him. "He's headed for Leroy Johnson's farm."

"Leroy?" Crysilis repeated, recalling that name.

"Yeah, the Zarlero master," Chais said. "He'll take care of that robot jerk!"

Crysilis placed his hand on Streamline's Omega Blaster as if to say that Chais wasn't worth a bullet. "Come on, let's go."

Streamline kept his eyes on Chais while pacing around him, backing up with his rifle still aimed at him. "You're lucky, kid!' Streamline said, and ran after Crysilis.

"Come back here!" Accura yelled, struggling to move her legs. She heard sirens echoing in the distance and was somewhat relieved, but she knew they couldn't catch Streamline in time.

"Well, see ya!" Chais waved a hand in the air and jetted off in the dark toward the abandoned alleys of the factory.

"Hey, you too!" Accura yelled, wobbling around. "I want to know where my gun is, you thief!"

(Now that Crysilis and Streamline know where Vecto is headed, should they be concerned? Find out more in the next installment of Vecto: Vengeance!)

(You can buy my Vecto: Vengeance light novel on Amazon here: Vecto: Vengeance.)

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