Saturday, December 20, 2014

Reid Stories: X-Men: Days of Future Past and Vecto: Vengeance Chapter 4.8

Here's a trailer for X-Men: Days of Future Past:



 "The X-Men are a fictional team of superheroes that appears in American comic books published by Marvel Comics. The X-Men were created by writer Stan Lee and artist Jack Kirby, and were first published in 1963. They are among Marvel Comics' most popular and lucrative intellectual properties, appearing in numerous books, television shows, films, and video games." - Wikipedia

Here's where you can buy it: X-Men: Days of Future Past [Blu-ray]

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

(Previously: Vecto hovers his gun behind Leroy and fires a zero-point energy blast, which defeats him. Vecto looks at his unmoving body, wondering if he killed him.)

He looked over his body as energy began to collect in the air. From the grass field, from the trees, from the air--it trickled over to him and began to heal his wounds. Leroy cracked open his eyes as it consumed him, bringing him back to consciousness. He coughed hoarsely as Vecto stepped back, watching the miraculous feat. As the energy healed his wounds, Leroy sat up from the grass and shook his head. He grabbed his hat from his side and plopped the pieces of straw on his head as it collapsed.

"How is this possible?" Vecto asked, uncertain of this phenomenon.

Leroy slowly stood up and exercised his muscles. "I gotta say, that was a close shave, my boy. But, there's another energy than zero and chi, called alphas, ya know."

Vecto paused. "Zero, the absence of matter; alphas, the energy of matter; and chi, which brings life to it," Vecto explained it for him. "That is the theory, of course."

"It ain't no theory." Leroy dusted his tattered overalls as the straps were scorched off, as well as his shirt, revealing chiseled muscles beneath. "It's truth."

Vecto paused again. "So why'd you let the blast hit you?"

"Ya know as well as I do that chi and zero don't mix," Leroy said, ruffling his hair. "If I hadn't of sent my chi away, they would'a collided and boom! We would'a been dead--this planet, too."

And yet Vecto knew this. So why did he shoot the blast at him, knowing Leroy had a concentration of chi with him, Vecto thought. Did he not have control of his own mind? He shook the thought away as a malfunction in his thought processor.

"So where's Zendora?" he asked.

"Not yet, my boy," Leroy said, lifting his hand in the air. Without warning, he quickly channeled energy around Vecto's shield. He took him for surprise and lifted him in the air as the blue energy encompassed him. Vecto couldn't move as Leroy had the energy pinning him from all around.

"Telekinesis?" Vecto was curious as to how he restrained him, straining to free himself.

"Ya hadn't learned from last time, have ya?" Leroy asked, walking around his suspended body. "I cain't move ya shield, but I sure as well can move what's around ya."

"So you blocked me with your chi," Vecto observed. "Even so, you'll get tired before I do."

"Tisk, tisk. Then how would those good ole shields breathe?" Leroy asked. "Cain't ya feel it. The pain, the suffocation, my boy. You'll drop your shields ... and all that energy's comin' at ya!"

"That's why I keep graphite inside the shields," Vecto said, bluffing because he had used it all.

"Nice try, kiddo," Leroy said. "Ya stick out like a sore thumb. I could sense ya hadn't no energy when ya came here and was a machine than a human. And I got eyes to see ya ain't got no carbon slab."

"But did you see the transport disks around you?" Vecto asked.

Leroy glanced around to see dozens of quarter-sized disks in the grass--now hovering in the air. He looked back at Vecto.

"Make a step, and I'll fire away," Vecto said, knowing that bullets and energy shells from the A.S. base would fire through a transportation device and emerge from those tiny disks.

Leroy laughed. "Smoke and mirrors, huh?" he said and lowered him to the ground, dissipating the energy around him. "It's a tie then! I'll tell ya about Zendora, and you'll eat some brunch with me."

Vecto hovered the disks to his gun. "Fair enough," he acknowledged.

(What does Leroy know about Zendora? And how will Vecto respond to Crysilis and Streamline following him there? 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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