IC: NPC CoTC (Las Vegas)
The assassins quickly reloaded their rifles after their shots had been blocked by an invisible object of some sort. They were suddenly blinded as another X-Man wearing a green shirt stepped into view.
One of the assassins grabbed a grenade and tossed it towards the Blackbird, where they saw the person before they were blinded, hopefully taking them out.
Another assassin reached down and touched the ground as suddenly massive iron spikes burst from the ground heading towards the source of the blinding light.
On a building overlooking the battle a few SWAT snipers were posted up, trying to get a good shot.
“Hey Rick do you see that light over th- uhrhhhh.” The officer said as a garotte (thin wire) was pulled across his neck by an assassin behind him. He struggled as he was suffocated by the wire. Finally he went limp. The Child turned to his comrade and nodded as he lowered the other dead sniper to the ground before pulling away his garrote as well. They then began to remove their clothing, replacing it with the SWAT outfits. When they were finished they dragged the dead cops; now dressed as assassins and pushed them over the edge of the building before walking towards the sniper rifles.
“Snipers in place sir.” One of them said over the channel.
Another group of assassins had been doing pretty much the same: dressing themselves as police officers and SWAT members from the corpses of dead ones around the battle, using the cover of darkness of course. They had their orders: fan out and search for more cops in the area, and neutralize them.
“Let’s check out that parking garage over there,” one said softly. They walked up the stairs approaching a line of cops who were guarding the garage and using it as rally point. The cops turned to the disguised assassins and saw nothing amiss with them. The SWAT assassins turned the barrels of their shotguns upon the cops before they could react and fired. The shotgun blasts tore into the chests of several cops, splattering their internal organs and what seemed like liters of blood all over their squad-cars behind them.
“Search and destroy.”
IC: NPC Guppie, NPC CoTC
Guppie rolled to the left and got to his large stone feet. “No you stay DOWN!” he roared as he smashed his fist into the earth caving it in around them and creating a small abyss that they would both fall into.
The assassins attacking Jeff and Gabriel suddenly found all of their gender’s reversed. To say the least they were a bit distracted for a moment as their height and bodies adjusted, and even their walking was a bit off. Still they simply aimed their rifles at Gabriel and fired once again. A mutant assassin’s hand became covered with flame before she hurled the fireball at Gabriel.
IC: Mimic (Las Vegas)
“You can’t sleep now Chris,” she said. “You need to fight or you will die.” She had to get Chris going. She could hear gunshots from outside and they sounded close.
IC: Darkfang (Las Vegas)
Jeremy looked around. “We crashed!” he said alarmed. He then glanced at Jessika who was hugging Nathan tightly. “I can take her back.” He offered.
IC: Songbird (Las Vegas)
“Just me,” Ash said as she pressed her own hand to her forehead and healed her wound with her own healing powers.
“Alright Beta Team, follow my lead. There are sure to be civilians out there still alive, these guys are probably keeping hostages.”
IC: Triblade (Las Vegas)
While Jared was blinding the assassins Matt slipped out of the other side of the Blackbird, he ran through the darkness around the blinding light, and behind the assassins. He delivered a kick to the backside of one of the assassins before a plasma blade materialized out of each palm; illuminating the area in red. Matt lashed out with the blade, cutting through the legs of the same assassin.
The assassin screamed as he fell forward onto the ground, only to have Matt remove his hands as well with another swipe. He hadn’t killed the man, no. But he’d subjected him to a life of misery and torture without either of his limbs, and in Matt’s eyes, he bloody deserved it.
What Matt didn’t expect was about two of the assassins to turn towards him. One began to fire at him with his rifle. Matt unleashed a blast of plasma from his chest, turning the bullets into slag. The hot metal still impacted his shoulder though, and burned his skin beneath. Matt grimaced as he surged forward slashing at the assassin, who dodged his every move. These guys were good. The assassin then jumped into the air, unleashing a kick to Matt’s jaw. Blood squirted past Matt’s lips as he was thrown backwards onto the ground.
Too **** good.
The other assassins turned their weapons on a figure that was charging them, even blinded they were trained to listen for footfalls and could tell he was coming in fast. They turned their weapons towards Tyrone and fired rapidly.
IC: Harbinger (Las Vegas)
I walked over to a small spot-light one of my men had dragged out of their vans. I then pressed a button, which turned on the light, illuminating a large circle in the blackness. Inside the circle was about twenty officers and civilians, all with Children of the Corn holding guns to their heads.
“And these are your stereotypical hostages, nothing special about them. Oh, but the stereotypical heroes won’t be able to resist trying to save them.” I grinned to myself.
“Welcome to Las Vegas X-Men! I hope that your flight here was nice. Tonight will be your reckoning, and I will be your host. My kind Children will be the ones that kill you, and what’s more the entire world is watching.”
IC: NPC Novocain (Las Vegas)
“Why thank you old chap,” Novocain said as he patted Ben on the shoulder with a metal hand.
“Now its time to get to business,” he sneered as he approached the battle. When a few assassins turned to Novocain he put up his hands.
“Oh don’t mind me gentlemen, I want to kill the X-Men as much as you, in fact probably more. You see half of my body wasn’t always metal like this…”
IC: Nicole (Starbucks)
"Hmm... its a mystery," she chuckled as she looked at Robin. "So now what?" she suddenly tuned into the news channel once again. "It appears that a plane has gone down after being hit by a rocket... officials aren't positive but they think it was the X-Men's infamous Blackbird plane." a reporter was saying.
"Oh god..." Nicole said.