I gave a last glance at Faith as she was running away from me toward the mansion before I grabbed the flares from the back of the trunk. Slamming the trunk door down, I heard the clank and realized this was it. This was the end, no matter what. The end of the world, or the end of all of this mess. Either way this goes, something drastic was going to happen and personally I was opting for all of this to be over. I was having doubts though. What if Faith couldn't pull it off, or what if Faith ended up dead during all of this. I think we said all we needed to say in the car, which wasn't that much, but still. It was something and it would be something that I'd remember and carry with me forever.
Searching my pockets for a lighter, of course I didn't have one. Faith had to have had one around here somewhere with the way she smokes. Walked toward the front of the car and opened the passenger side door and there was a red lighter sitting there in the little compartment on the side. Picked that up and closed the door and walked back toward the back end of the car. I had to figure out how to do this. Basement door was to the right a few ways and I knew they'd be coming out that way and every which way, so I had to plan this carefully.
What was I thinking? Just light the damn things and let's get this over with. Held two of the flares in my hand and lit one. Burst out in flames and lit the other one by itself. This is working out nicely. Now, I just had to make it to the basement. Took off running, holding the flares in my hands as I did so and I could already feel the damn Neihr coming closer, or maybe I was. Heading toward the outside basement door, I finally stopped when the door basically fell to the ground when the Neihr came running out toward me. Stood straighter and narrowed my eyes as I watched them come toward me, then one after one got knocked away with an arm as I held onto the flares. Couldn't take it anymore and eventually I tossed the flares and started going after them. How many were going to come out anyway? Seemed to be close to a hundred of them and I was seriously wondering why I wasn't down on the ground yet. Blow after blow, I kept them at bay until one jumped over the crowd and on top of me, knocking me over. All I saw was dark, black eyes staring into mine before I reached up, grabbing it by the neck and twisting before throwing it up and over me. Got back on my feet and got into a fighting stance, waiting for the next move.
Another one came at me and I ducked and fell to the ground quickly before getting back up, spinning a kick to it's head, making it crack. It fell to the ground and as I turned around, I was attacked by more and more. Fell to the ground and I could feel them all over me, crushing me. Kept on kicking and punching them with my arms and legs and I saw the flares, not that far away. Tensing my jaw, I kicked one hard in it's chest, sending that and two more off of me before rolling over and crawling my way toward the flares. Grabbed one and turned, burning one in the face and then another. They all took a step back, cackling, making their noises as I stood up.
How was I going to get out of this?
I wondered how Faith was doing, probably better than I was, she didn't have a million spider creatures staring at her and waiting to fucking pounce. They stared at the flame it seemed and I wondered for a moment, how they didn't go out, but right now? I wasn't going to worry about that. Leaned back and threw the first one toward the end of the field and about half of them went after it. Leaned back and threw the other and the rest chased after the flares.
Fucking idiots. Good on me I suppose. Not waiting another second, I ran through the opened space that used to be the door to the basement and made my way inside. No noise, except for leaking water. That couldn't have been all of them, I knew that for sure. Looking around, I could barely see, even with my enhanced vision. I kept on walking though, finally getting to the door that would take me to the hallway. Opened it up and was face to face with two gaurds holding guns.
"Get over here," one said and went to grab for me, but I ducked and uppercutted him. He let go of the gun as he fell back onto the floor and I reached out, grabbing the gun, holding it to him while another gun was pointed to my neck. I could feel the barrel pressing against the skin and I gritted my teeth, keeping my eyes on the one gaurd that was laying on the ground, watching the display in front of him. I was in a bind and I knew that one of them was going to end up bloody and bruised while I just walked away.
"Think that's going to stop me?" I asked the man toward the right of me, holding the gun against my neck.
"Ahh, right. Vampire," he snorted and went to hit me on the side of the face with gun, but I grabbed his wrist and twisted until I heard a snap. He dropped his gun and I shoved him on the floor toward his partner. Bent down and grabbed the weapon, pointing them both at them. I didn't have time to stop and I knew that no matter what they'd be after me. Pulling the trigger, I shot them both once in the foot and reached down, grabbing any walky talkies or phones that I could find, stuffing them in my jacket.
"This has been fun, really," I murmered and kept on walking, trying to find Faith and May and I wondered if Faith got the job done yet. Quickly, I walked down the halls of the mansion, keeping an ear out for anything, hoping that I didn't run into anything else. Any more spider creatures, anymore gaurds -- and that's when I heard it, then felt it. A bullet hitting my back and I fell forward and turned my head, watching the gaurd that was once laying down, sitting up and leaning against the wall, holding his leg with one hand and holding another gun with the other. Don't focus on the pain, don't focus on it, damnit. Reaching around and rolling onto my side with a small cry, I aimed and shot the gaurd in the head. I closed my eyes and lay there, trying to get myself under control - from the pain. Then I just realized that I just murdered someone. Wasn't just anyone though. They were trying to keep me away from Faith and this was the end of the world, I had to do what I had to do and I hoped that Faith would do the same.
Picking myself up, I rolled my shoulders, wincing at the pain from the bullet. Times like this, it's a good thing not to be human. Just then the lights flickered off and I stopped, waiting for everything to become more clear. Besides, I could always see in the dark, it wasn't going to hold me back, well, except this bullet could that was lodged in my flesh. That would be something that Faith can work on when this is all over. Hopefully. Kept on walking toward the end, all the way down to the point where May was before. No gaurds. No nothing. Frowned and listened against the door, but there was nothing. Opened the door and walked inside and it looked like there was a warzone that happened in here and I wondered again if Faith was okay. I didn't see any bodies, not even May's - or Faith's.
Turned around and walked out, she had to be around here somewhere. The pain in my back was slowing me down though, damn bullet and I could smell the blood that covered my back button down shirt. Liked this shirt. Held the guns toward me as I walked and finally took a flight of stairs, that didn't help my back situation that much. It was almost unbearable, but I had to find Faith first, and make sure she was alright. Kept making my way up and I could hear noises, fighting and I tried to move faster, but I couldn't. Then I heard it.
The gunshot. I stopped walking and held onto the bannister, closing my eyes and hoping that wasn't Faith on the recieving end of the gun. Narrowing my eyes, I pushed myself harder and faster up the stairs until I was finally in the hallway and I could smell fresh blood. Holding onto the wall for support, I kept on walking as fast as I could toward the room with the door open. I heard screaming just then, loud, scratching, screeching and I moved faster and faster and then? Then there was nothing. The lights flickered back on finally and I stopped, leaning my side against the wall before I started to move again.
Everything that we worked hard for was in this moment and this was the moment that would define if it was the end? Or if we were starting over. All the hard work and it was all because of Faith. She either made it happen, or ... everything was gone. Slowly, I turned over and held onto the doorframe as I walked into the room, seeing Faith standing there and ... May.
Swallowed hard and walked inside, slowly as I made my way behind Faith, watching her, then I turned away from her and looked at May. She did it. She ... did it.
Now? Now, I just didn't know what to say, or do. Kept my eyes on Faith as I moved over toward the wall and leaned myself against it. Now we could go home.