Saturday, November 1, 2014

Reid Stories: Trigun Death Scene and Vecto: Vengeance Chapter 3.7

Here's a scene from Trigun (spoilers):

"Trigun (トライガン Toraigan?) is a Japanese manga series written and illustrated by Yasuhiro Nightow. The manga was serialized in Tokuma Shoten's Shōnen Captain in 1996 with a total of 3 collected volumes when the magazine was discontinued in in 1997. The series continued in Shōnen Gahosha's Young King Ours magazine, under the title Trigun Maximum (トライガンマキシマム Toraigan Makishimamu?), where it remained until finishing in 2008." - Wikipedia

Here's where you can buy the series: Trigun: Complete Series Box Set (Classic).

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

(Previously: Vecto blows up the building that Axe is in, but the assassin jumps out in time, using a foam-creating projectile to make a landing. Part of the roof crushes Axe, and Chais asks who the assassin is.)

Axe coughed from the dust and responded in a hoarse voice. “They call me Axe.”

Chais squinted his eyes to see, but it was dark. He leaned over and yanked off the assassin’s mask, revealing the attempted killer’s identity.

“But I call myself Accura,” the female continued, grunting in pain as the slab of roof crushed her legs. It was pointless to hide her identity anymore. Vecto saw her face and probably already matched it with public records, and looked up her file, too.

“You mean you’re a chick!?” Chais stumbled back, shocked at her beauty. She had brown, silky skin with her hair straightened and tied in the back. Yet when she opened her eyes, Chais was taken aback the mechanical one.

“Don’t you realize?” she grunted, pointing at Vecto. “That machine is wanted. He killed the entire SS6 Formation elites. And it’s my job to take him out!”

Chais fell silent, his mouth parched open, now shocked at what she just said. “You mean he killed the SS6!?” Chais asked, looking back at Vecto approaching them, then back at Accura. “What for?” he demanded.

“How should I know? Why don’t you ask him yourself?” Accura spat out, trying to lift the slab on top of her. “Seeing you’re his new accomplice, you’ll be get’n jail time.”

Chais once again glanced at Vecto. The robot’s tall figure stepped beside them, looming over.

“Is this true?” Chais asked him, raising his sword at him instead.

“Yes, she is correct,” Vecto responded in a monotone voice.

“And if I was accepted in the SS6, you would’ve killed me too?” Chais questioned him.

“They were working for Sable, who had revived Morphaal,” Vecto explained. “They were just as corrupt.”

“And what about you? Doesn’t killing them make you just as guilty? They probably didn’t even know about it!”

“I had to do what was necessary,” Vecto explained. “You do not understand.”

Chais looked away and glanced down at Accura, who was suffering from the slab of metal crushing her. “You’re right. I don’t,” he said. “I guess I’m better off than you after all.”

“What do you mean?” Vecto was confused.

“Just go. Find your own way to Leroy’s!” Chais said, grabbing the edge of the metal on Accura to try to lift it off her.

“You do not understand,” Vecto repeated.

“I said leave me alone!” Chais yelled, straining to help Accura.

Vecto paused, turning his head to look at Chais’ efforts to help the enemy. She was just as corrupt, too, because the Acatarran government likely hired her. He hovered his hand under the metal and yanked up on it, flipping the metal off her. The metal slammed to the surface, stirring more dust and purple foam threads in the air.

“Very well then,” Vecto responded. He turned away and walked off, stepping away from the destruction behind him, pacing through the purple threads as they showered around him and snuffed out scattered flames.

(Will Vecto find his way to Leroy's place now that Chais doesn't want to be around him? 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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