Nancy shut and leaned her head and back against her bedroom door. She closed her eyes and took a long, slow breath. Her emotions then took over, disrupting her attempt to calm herself. Biting her lower lip tightly, she ran and fell on her bed, buried her face deep in her pillow, and screamed. A lower, almost monster like growl was mostly muffled in the pillow rather than a high-pitched wail. Nancy laid face first for a while before turning over and facing the ceiling. She sputtered, allowing senseless bullshit to race through her mind. "I need to meditate."
After entering access into Sanctuary, Loud_N_Proud, who would naturally head to the races, felt the need to blow off some steam. Her favorite melee weapon, the buzzaxe, was looking very friendly and thirsty. She confidently made her way to a portal, smirking at the giant, red lit letters above, and went through.
The Thunderdome. A thirty foot dome shaped structure of steel and slaughter placed in the middle of a desert wasteland town. Built like a giant jungle gym, gamer avatars and NPC's alike hung onto the structure, roaring, booing, cheering for the blood-pumping gorefest that ensued within. LNP held her hands and arms wide, taking in the sounds that filled the area. She could feel chills running from her arms and all over her back and legs. "Meditation."
She was ready to kill.
After entering her name into the queue, she watched other players fight inside the dome until it was her time to enter.
LNP was on her third round. Her opponent was a large brute who managed to grab a chainsaw from the top of the dome before his weight snapped the bungee cords he was strapped to. Sure that gave LNP an advantage, still strapped to her bungee cords, but she could only avoid the behemoth for so long until he gets angry and eventually goes full on rampage mode. She got a hold of a spiked mace, another one of the few weapons the Thunderdome offered its gladiators. Hanging onto the side of the dome with one hand, she observed her opponent, executing a time to strike.
Taking too much time out of combat caused the NPCs, perched on the other side of the dome, to push LNP back into the fight. "Fuck!"
she hissed, dropping fast at what she thought was going to be GAME OVER. "Shiiiiiiiiiiit!"
she roared loudly, raising the spiked mace above her head, hoping luck was on her side. She swung at the brute and felt the bungee cords pull her back, watching the brute fall along with another large creature on top of it. Her eyes went wide, recognizing the avatar as Krieg, but something was off. "Oh no."
The Krieg avatar was flood infected.
Avatars scattered from the dome. "He-HEY! Don't fucking leave me up here! Help!"
She called out. She looked down in panic at the Flood infested Krieg
, who's attention was still focused on ending her opponent for the time. LNP looked around, thinking. Without hesitation, she grabbed onto one set of bungee cords at her side and tried climbing until she reached a bar of dome she could grab onto. Pulling herself in an awkward seated position, she pulled her buzzaxe from her inventory and began slashing at the bungee cords until she broke free. She put her buzzaxe away and kept a hold of the mace until she got down from the Dome.
LNP jumped from a safe distance onto the ground and pulled her buzzaxe out again, still with the mace in the other hand. The Krieg was standing in the middle of the dome, staring at her. She felt her heart skip a beat. She froze. Of all characters, why? Why Krieg?
Never did LNP think that she would face her favorite 'hunting buddy'. She prayed that if she stood still, the effects would be similar to the dinosaurs in Jurassic Park. "I POWDERED MY COCKATIEL FOR THE RIBCAGE SLAUGTHER!"
The Flood infected Krieg charged, laughing psychotically. It rammed its body into the dome over and over. The screaming continued. His body morphed, twisted, and grew. Then it's voice changed, becoming monstrous and almost demonic like. "I WILL PUT MY PAIN INTO YOUR SOUL!"
Somehow, the Krieg was able to activate its Silence the Voices
skill, becoming bigger and stronger than he already was to begin with. His hands grabbed onto the skeleton of the dome and began pulling it apart, roaring.
LNPs immediate decision was to switch her inventory and pull out a grenade
, toss it, and high tail it out of the area and back to Sanctuary.