Chapter 17 – Unforeseen Consequences
I asked Roger to help me out to uncover the secret behind the painting. Roger, Sarah and I went back to the art gallery room. Claire and Viana were fighting furiously at the other side. First, I scanned the painting with an x-ray scanner device. It’s clean; nothing was hidden inside the painting or any secrets codes. I asked Roger to help me lift up the big painting and put it down on the floor. Then, I scanned the wall behind the painting. “Beep!” There was a beeping sound as I scanned the surface of the wall. I took out the password encryption device from my pocket; it was a very thin device like some ten pieces of paper bind together and as big as a soap. I activated the device and stuck it on the wall and let it ran doing its job. Then I asked Roger to help me out again to pick up the painting and put it back on the wall, so that no body would notice if we had done something to the painting. “Roger, I want you to stay here with Sarah, I am going to help Claire and can I count on you to look after Sarah?” I asked Roger.
“Yes Travis, I will look after her. Don’t worry.”
“Stay alert and keep yourselves hidden, okay?”
“Good.” I left the room and start joining Claire at the other side. I hid myself behind one of the statues near the entrance door. I took a peek from behind the statue and saw Claire having such a hard time fighting Viana. She was no ordinary opponent. They shot toward each other creating messed around the room. The walls, pillars, artifacts and even chandeliers were destroyed from non-stop repetitive shootings. It was definitely hard for me to move fast in my SWAT uniform, though it gave me full protection against bullets. Claire saw me immediately after I waved her a sign to keep distracting Viana while I tried to snipe her from my location. Claire went out from her hiding place, with her hands up in the air holding her guns.
“Viana stop! I give up. I surrender!” Claire said.
“Oh, you’ve changed your mind now? Well that’s good because if you insist on fighting me you would die for nothing” Viana said confidently.
“I know. That’s why I surrender. I am no match for you. Besides, I am running out of ammo.” Replied Claire.
“A very wise decision agent fourteen, so now tell me what is it are you hiding and why are you here?” Viana walked toward Claire, left hand pointing a gun and right hand holding a static whip.
“Follow me,” Claire went up half to the stairs while Viana followed behind her. Claire stopped right there and turned back to face Viana. “It’s here.” Claire lied.
“What is here?”
“Travis now!” Upon hearing Claire shouting to act, quick as lighting I took my aim and shot Viana from the back. It hits! “You dirty little Slut!” Viana slowly fall down from the stairs to the floor down below. Claire quickly ran towards me and jump hugged me. I wasn’t expecting that but she was very thankful for what I did. She then kissed me. I was all red; I know that because I could feel it, even though I am not looking at my self. She gently released me. Then Roger and Sarah rushed toward us to see what happened. Roger hand over Sarah to Claire and he went to see Viana dead body lying on the floor. He checked her body if she was still breathing but she was completely gone. No signs of breathing, the beating of her heart and movement of her pulse. When he was satisfied with everything he had done, he yelled at me from the other side where Viana body laid dead.
“Travis, Claire! She’s gone! She’s gone!” He was excited to know that his enemy has been punished. The scene turned into nightmare when a gunshot was heard. Roger was shot from the back of his head piercing his skull and the bullet hit another wall. A close range shot was made by Viana who was now standing behind Roger. Slowly Roger collapsed onto the floor lying helplessly dead. Sarah screamed seeing him dead, I was shocked and Claire was stunned.
“Stupid boy. I wont die that easy. You can see your brother in the next life now.” I fall down to my knees trembling seeing Roger died. I promised him that I would help him to seek justice. I was tearing up, my heart broke into thousand pieces. When Claire saw me weakened by what had just happened. She immediately pull out her guns and start shooting towards Viana. She quickly avoided the shots, she moves like a million snakes goes in separate ways. So fast that Claire couldn’t keep up. Viana disappear from our sights but we could still hear her talking. “I must say that I’m impressed with your plan to distract me and caught me off guards but all of you are still children. Hahahahaha!” “Now as a gift, I’ll test you with my army of martial artists. Good luck and see you in hell!!” Crowd of martial artists came out from nowhere. I saw ninjas, kung fu masters, kickboxers, wrestlers and many more. I gained up all my strength, Claire holding up Sarah and we were standing back to back with each other. There’s one thing I noticed about this army of Viana, their eyes are all red. They must have been infected or something. Claire seemed to notice it too.
“Travis, we won’t be able to fight them all at once. But they’re not normal, do you notice these armies are not attacking Viana?”
“Yes I do. It seems that someone is actually controlling them”
“Exactly. However, we are not completely out of option” I get what Claire meant. We just need to be prepared. In a split second, these monsters made it first moves which was also their last moves. They jumped all at once toward us then Claire and I threw up the Sonic Wave in the air. They dropped numb on the floor and we quickly executed them before times up. We keep shooting each one of them in the head and finally we throw grenades on them. “Boooom!” Blood and flesh flying all over direction around the area. It was totally severe and gore. We hid behind the large pillar in the room to avoid explosion and the blood rain. Viana went out from her hiding place and devastated to see what happened. She was also badly injured from my shot earlier, but missed an inch toward instant death. Then a man voice came out to speak “Agent Twelve and Agent Fourteen. Stop this fighting now. You two are creating mess in my favorite place”. I took a peek and saw a man in a mask with hat, all dress in black. Could it be . . . Claire’s master?