Hey guys, CaptainPrice here with another update for Resident Edville. Well, here we are guys, basically the climax of the story before it starts winding down. The final battle with Wesker has arrived. Hopefully you all enjoy the fight, read and review as always guys, help me get to at least 60 reviews before the story's end. I've got some shoutouts and points at the end of the chapter here so be sure to read those. Now let's get on with the chapter.
Chapter Summary: With the group battling injuries and exhaustion, it's time for the final showdown to take place. Although outnumbered seven to one, Wesker has the upper hand. This fight can have only one victor, the question is who?
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Wesker glared at the remaining survivors before him with malice. His eyes shifted to each of them as he began to lay out plan. Seeing Ed and Jill were the closest to him, he made his move. Wesker vanished in a blur and appeared behind Jill. There was a loud crack as Wesker smashed his fist into Ed's back. He continued his assault by grabbing Jill by the neck and hitting Ed in the stomach with a roundhouse kick. Ed was launched off his feet and bounced a few yards away. Ed struggled to breathe and spat out a glob of blood as he tried to push himself up. Wesker smirked at Jill and threw her towards Chris, who was still trying to pry the piece of metal out of his stomach with little success. Jill crashed into a piece of scrap metal head first and slumped to the ground out cold.
"Jill!" Chris grunted as he tried to move to his comrade.
Chris finally managed to pull out the metal and hurled it at Wesker. The metal whistled through the air and managed to embed itself into Wesker's shoulder. Wesker gave an annoyed grunt as he pulled out metal and chucked it at Kevin. Kevin, caught off guard, lifted his arms in defense and felt excruciating pain as the metal pierced straight through his hand.
"Fuck!" Kevin cried.
Wesker chuckled as he vanished and reappeared beside Nazz. Nazz turned around in fright with her .45 raised to fire. Wesker pushed her hand just as she fired, causing the shot to narrowly miss his head. He proceeded by picking her off the ground and began to strangle her. Nazz felt herself losing consciousness as she attempted to squirm free from the madman.
Multiple semi shots came from Edd's and Leon's rifles. Wesker's grip loosened on Nazz as the bullets penetrated his back. Nazz took the opportunity and managed to break free from Wesker's vice grip. However, just as she did that, she was met with a backhand from said person. Nazz hit the ground in a daze from the powerful hit. Wesker turned to face Edd and Leon with a smirk. His smirk only seemed to anger Edd more as he flicked his weapon to full auto.
Edd began to let loose a barrage of bullets on Wesker, completely forgetting he was on his last magazine for his M4. Wesker felt some of the bullets enter his stomach just as he vanished to appear beside Edd and Leon. Edd turned to continue firing on Wesker, but was denied as Wesker grabbed his rifle by the barrel and raised it to the sky. Wesker plucked Edd's rifle from his hands, spun on his heel and swung it at Leon. There was a crack as the rifle crashed into Leon's head knocking him out.
"Damn you!" Edd hollered as he jumped on Wesker's back.
Edd pulled out his knife and drove it into Wesker's stomach before twisting it. Wesker gave a grimace in pain as he pulled Edd over his shoulder and punched him in the stomach, knocking the wind out of him. Edd sputtered for air as Wesker lifted him up by the neck and gave him a glare that could freeze hell over.
"What's wrong? Don't tell me that's all you've got, boy!" Wesker yelled.
Edd couldn't reply with Wesker crushing his throat. There were two clicks as rifles were loaded behind Wesker. Edd managed to get a glance at Ed and Kevin aiming their rifles. Deciding to get away from the line of fire, Edd raised his foot and shoved it into Wesker's stomach where his knife was still stuck. Wesker gave a growl and tossed Edd back towards the burning plane. As soon as Edd landed out of site, Wesker turned around to be met with more bullets from Kevin and Ed. Blood began to leak out of Wesker's chest and stomach from the amount of bullets that managed to hit him.
Wesker gave a frustrated growl as he wrenched the knife out of his stomach and vanished again. Kevin and Ed began to glance around wildly to find any site of Wesker. Kevin turned to his left and was met with a sharp pain from his stomach. Looking down, he saw that he was stabbed in the stomach with Edd's knife. He dropped his gun and fell to his side as he rested his hands on the knife. Blood began to ooze out of Kevin's stomach and stain the ground. Ed gave a roar of rage as he slugged Wesker across the face with his fist. The blow was so strong it actually made Wesker stumble back from its brute force. He smirked at Ed and taunted him to attack again.
He got his wish as Ed lunged at him with another vicious punch. Wesker caught Ed's fist and sent a punch of his own. Ed parried the punch and sent his knee into Wesker's injured stomach, sending him back. He shot at Wesker again and gave an uppercut to his jaw. There was a crack as Ed broke Wesker's jaw, knocking out some teeth. Wesker gave a growl and delivered a right hook to Ed's head. Ed took the punch directly to his cheek and lost his balance. Wesker used that to his advantage and thrust his palm into Ed's chest, launching him off his feet. Ed gave a cry of pain as he landed on the ground and rolled to a deserted car.
Ed gingerly pulled himself up onto the car and slumped against the door. He turned to face Wesker and his eyes widened when he saw Wesker inserting a new magazine into his Desert Eagle. Wesker cocked his gun and brought his eyes up to meet Ed's. A triumphant grin spread across his face as he looked at the helpless boy before him. He raised the gun and aimed at Ed's torso. Ed felt his throat go dry. He couldn't even think since he was so scared. All he could think about was the fact he had failed to kill Wesker to avenge Sarah and Eddy. The next words that Wesker uttered would forever remain in Ed's head.
Jill had regained her senses and shook her head to clear her blurred vision, but hit had little effect. She turned her head and her eyes widened with horror as each of her remaining comrades were either severely wounded or knocked out. Her eyes fell on Chris who was looking extremely pale from blood loss. Kevin was slowly bleeding out from the knife that was in his stomach, Nazz and Leon were unconscious, Edd was just crawling over some debris, and Ed was being held at gunpoint. Jill's heartbeat increased when she saw Ed cornered by Wesker. Her eyes met with Edd's and they immediately raised their guns to fire on Wesker before he could harm Ed. Just as they were about to do that, they heard Wesker say something to Ed.
"I win." Wesker stated.
Bam! Jill's heart stopped as she saw Ed fall to his knees in shock. His hand moved to his stomach to search for his wound. Blood began to seep between his fingers as he tried to suppress the bleeding. Edd felt as though time slowed down as his best friend was shot by the very man he swore to kill. He opened his mouth and screamed but he was in too much shock to hear his own voice.
Ed felt the bullet enter his stomach and was surprised that he didn't feel much pain. Then again, it was most likely the fact his mind was trying to comprehend that he had just been shot. Looking down, he saw his shirt was beginning to stain scarlet with blood. He fell to his knees and pressed his hand against the wound to try and slow it. Ed looked back up and his eyes fell upon Jill and Edd. Both of them had looks of terror etched on their faces as they saw what happened to him. He was beginning to feel heavy as his body started to shut down. This was it. Death had come for him. Ed fell face first into a giant rain puddle, blood beginning to change the water's color.
"Ed, no!" Edd and Jill cried in anguish.
Jill gave a cry laced with rage and sorrow. She fired at Wesker, desperate to end his life once and for all. One of her bullets managed to hit Wesker's hand, forcing him to drop his gun. He gave a grunt in pain as he turned to face Jill. His eye glowed dark red as he charged at Jill. He was intercepted by more gunshots from Edd. With Wesker focused on Edd, Jill used the time to sprint to Ed and attempt to resuscitate him. Wesker continued towards Edd as each shot hit him. He had to end this fight soon if he wanted to escape from the scene. There was a click as Edd's last bullet was fired from his magazine. He scrambled to find another clip in his pocket but couldn't find one. Edd stumbled back as his foot hit a piece of debris. Searching his pockets one last time for a magazine, he managed to find one more. He inserted the clip and cocked his .45 to shoot the man before him again. Edd raised his gun to fire, only to be stopped as Wesker grabbed his hand and forced him to drop his gun.
Once Edd dropped his gun, Wesker kicked it away. He pressed his foot down on Edd's back and smirked as the boy struggled to remove his foot. Wesker continued to apply pressure to Edd's back to suffocate the boy but was stopped when he heard another click. A loud whoosh filled the air as the 40mm grenade round entered Wesker's back and settled inside his stomach. Blood splashed onto Edd's face as he saw the grenade peeking out of Wesker's stomach. Wesker staggered back in surprise and turned to see Jill holding Ed's M16, the grenade barrel smoking. He gave a menacing glare to Jill and vanished again. Appearing beside Jill, he backhanded her, effectively dazing her.
"I'll deal with you later, Jill. Enjoy the last few seconds of your life." Wesker sneered.
Turning on his heel, Wesker saw Edd crawling as fast as he could to his .45. He was within arm's reach just as Wesker vanished. Edd rested his hand on his .45, but was stopped when Wesker stepped on his hand. He glared up at the man standing on him and was met with a similar look. Wesker reached down and picked up Edd's .45 and aimed it at his head.
"Goodbye, Mr. Kennedy." Wesker spat.
Just as Wesker was about to pull the trigger, more gunshots rang out. Edd turned to see Chris staggering towards Wesker, one hand shooting and the other was suppressing his wound. Wesker glared at Chris and raised the gun at him. Once again, everything went in slow motion for Edd. Bang! One shot hit Chris in his shoulder. Bang! Another shot hit Chris, this time in his chest. Bang! The third and final shot hit Chris in his chest again. Chris went stiff as a board and fell back. A dull thud echoed around the area as he hit the ground. Edd barred his teeth in rage as his uncle was gunned down in front of him. He glared up at Wesker and was about to jump up and attack him, but was stopped when Wesker kicked him hard on the side of his head, stunning him.
"Futile effort." Wesker muttered.
A couple miles away, three helicopters were making their way to the freeway where the coordinates of the stealth bomber was last known. Sergeant Stone peered outside the helicopter and could see a large fire in the distance where the freeway was located. He stood up and turned to face the cockpit.
"What's our ETA?" Stone requested.
"About three minutes, Sergeant!" The pilot replied.
Stone looked at his watch as he tried to be cognizant of the time left before the nuke came. His watch read 06:30, only half an hour remained before the nuke would wipe Raccoon City off the map. Cursing under his breath, Stone knew he had to speed up the rescue mission.
"Get this hunk of metal moving, now! We've only got half an hour!" Stone urged.
The pilot nodded and began to soar towards the interstate as fast as he could to rescue the last survivors. The helicopters managed to get to the crash site fairly quick. Stone glanced out of the helicopter again to try and get eyes on the survivors. What he saw, however, made his heart stop. He could see civilians scattered over the area and none of them were moving, save for one shirtless man. Squinting as much as he could, he was able to spot the gun the man was holding.
"Get the spotlight on that guy there! He's holding a weapon!" Stone ordered.
The searchlight shone brightly on the man holding the weapon. The man looked at the helicopter with a sinister gaze.
"Drop the weapon and get down on the ground!" Hernandez barked on the intercom.
The response back was a bunch of gunshots hitting the helicopter. Stone turned away from the opening and flicked his weapon to burst mode.
"Hostile on the ground, take him down!" Stone shouted.
Hernandez and Cook each pointed their weapons at the man and began to fire. The helicopter kept moving to avoid the chance of getting Stone's men hit by the bullets. One bullet managed to hit Hernandez in the shoulder, making him fall back in surprise.
"Jesus Christ, he got me!" Hernandez groaned as he clutched his shoulder.
"Cook, help Hernandez!" Stone barked.
Stone took Hernandez's position and was about to resume firing on the man, but something new caught his attention. While the man was shooting at him and his helicopter, there was a teenage boy a few yards directly behind him holding a revolver and struggling to hold it. While he knew this was a bad idea, it was the best choice he had if he wanted to get those civilians out of the blast zone.
"Alright kid, I'll bide you some time," Stone muttered as he raised his rifle again.
He began opening fire on the man below, but aimed for his legs. Stone was shocked to see the man still standing when some of his bullets had hit the man in the legs.
"What the hell? How is that possible?" Stone thought.
He shook his head and continued firing at the man, trying to hold his attention.
Ed's eyes slowly opened and he felt a sharp pain in his stomach. He remembered getting shot by Wesker a few minutes earlier but passing out afterword. Looking around, he saw that his comrades were either dead or dying from the damage Wesker inflicted on them. His eyes fell on Jill who had his hand in hers. He was trying to figure out how he was still alive, until he saw that Jill's hands were stained with blood. She was the one who brought him back and he owed it to her to save her and his friends. There was a loud roar of helicopter blades coming from above him and he shielded his eyes as the searchlight beamed down on the area.
"Drop the weapon and get down on the ground!" a man hollered through the PA.
Ed saw Wesker raise his gun and start firing at the helicopter. Some men in the chopper began to return fire on Wesker. The helicopter began to circle around the area slowly to avoid the bullets from Wesker. Ed's blurred vision was beginning to recede and his eyes managed to get a glimpse of something stuck in Wesker's back. He was able to identify the 40mm grenade round and felt his hope rise a little bit. There was still a chance he could detonate the unexploded round if he had a clear shot. Ed began to feel around for his M9 after he decided against his rifle since it was going to be too heavy for him in his condition. His hand finally came in contact with his M9 and he unloaded the magazine to check the ammunition, only to find it was empty.
"It can't end like this, it just can't. The good guys always win in the movies." Ed muttered.
Ed suddenly remembered the Jill also had an M9 and quickly turned to her to try and find a magazine. He reached for her ammo pouch and his hand came into contact with a grip. His face scrunched up in confusion when he felt the grip of a gun instead of a clip. A .44 Magnum came into view when he pulled it out of Jill's pouch. Ed's eyes widened in awe at the weapon that he had only seen in the Dirty Harry movies.
"Now this is what I'm talking about." Ed smirked.
Ed counted only one bullet in the chamber of the .44 and frowned. He had only one shot to end this. His finger pulled down on the hammer of the revolver and the bullet moved to the chamber. Gripping the gun with both hands, Ed fought hard to stop shaking to line up his shot. The adrenaline in Ed's body caused him to gain an insane amount of focus. His vision was now clear and he took a deep breath as Wesker was now facing him but still distracted by the helicopter. Putting one hand on his wound, he aimed with his right to shoot the .44. Wesker lowered his Desert Eagle to reload it but stopped when he saw Ed aiming a .44 at him. He recognized it as Barry's gun, but where the hell did the kid find it? (1)
"I don't believe it." Wesker muttered.
"Believe it or not you piece of shit, you're still gonna burn!" Ed spat.
Bam! The .44 sounded just like it did in the Dirty Harry movies. The thunderous shot echoed around the area and the bright orange flash from the tip of the barrel momentarily blinded Ed. His hand kicked up a little bit from the round when it was fired. Wesker's pupils shrunk in realization as Ed fired the .44. He no longer had time to teleport out of the way. There was a bright flash of light and a loud boom as the bullet struck the 40mm round. A fiery explosion engulfed Wesker and sent a blast of air towards Ed, knocking him back. He sat back up to see the end result of the shot. All that remained was a black scorch mark on the road, a Desert Eagle and the lower half of a body. Ed blew smoke away from the barrel of the gun and smirked at Wesker's corpse.
"Yippie-ki-yay, motherfucker." Ed quoted John McClane's famous line from the Die Hard series.
Albert Wesker was dead and that made Ed smile a true smile for the first time in days. He slowly leaned back and kept pressure on his wound. The helicopters landed on the freeway away from the crash site. He could hear urgent voices in air over the chopper's blades. Jill stirred a little and pushed herself up. She saw Ed holding his wound with Barry's gun by his side. Her eyes narrowed at that and then she looked to where Wesker was standing. All she saw was the remains of her former boss. Ed gave a pained groan which got Jill's attention. She hustled over to Ed and put her hand on his stomach while she cradled his head.
"Jill, are you okay?" Ed asked.
"Again you worry about me when you should be worried about yourself." Jill replied.
Ed heard footsteps coming over to him and he saw Edd appear at his side.
"Ed, how are you doing?" Edd asked as he examined him for any further injuries.
"He needs medical attention, Eddward." Jill answered.
Edd nodded and looked behind him to signal the soldiers coming towards them. As Edd drew the focus of the soldies, Jill caressed Ed's face tenderly. She smiled to herself as Ed leaned into her touch.
"Thanks, Jill," Ed murmured as his eyes closed.
"Ed, no, please! Stay with me, Ed. I need you to stay awake. Don't die on me!" Jill begged.
Ed didn't respond, making Jill's eyes well with tears. Jill started to perform CPR on Ed to resuscitate him again. She pressed her lips to Ed's and began to blow air into him. This would have continued if the soldiers didn't come to her and Ed. Jill looked up and saw a man in his twenties with a Ranger tab.
"Who are you?" Jill asked.
"I'm Sergeant Stone. I'm here to get you all to safety." The man replied.
"Well get a medic over here, this man needs be revived! He just stopped breathing!"
Stone nodded and motioned for a medic to get over to them. Glancing around, he could tell that all his other medics were currently occupied with the other survivors. The medic continued performing CPR until Ed gave another deep breath.
"Ma'am, help me get the kid on the stretcher, we need to move!" Stone stated.
Jill nodded and helped Stone lift Ed on to the stretcher once the medic had it ready. Stone had his medic pick up one end of the stretcher while he had the other. He began running to the Chinook to load Ed inside. Reaching the Chinook, Stone was glad to see that his men loaded the rest of the injured survivors inside already. His watch now read 06:45 and he gave a mental nod.
"Sarge, we've got all the injured ones loaded and we're ready to go!" Cook informed.
"Alright, nice job Cook. Get those that can walk on our chopper so the medics can have room to operate on this group here." Stone replied.
Cook nodded and hurried over to Jill, Edd, Nazz and Leon. Stone helped the medic set Ed down and exited the chopper to head back to his. He hurried over his chopper and helped Cook support Leon inside. Once Leon was seated, Stone climbed in and tapped the pilot on the shoulder.
"Alright, we've got them all. Let's get the hell out of here!" Stone informed.
The pilot nodded and began to lift off.
"Dagger-One, be advised the nuke will be there soon, you need to get out of the blast radius now." Overlord warned.
"Copy that, Overlord. We've just taken off and are returning to base." The pilot confirmed.
The helicopters began soaring away from the freeway and back to the base miles away. Edd sighed as he pulled off his hat, letting his hair fall out for air. His tired eyes took in the state of his comrades. Everyone in the helicopter looked exhausted, beaten and relieved. Jill was holding her sides as tears trickled down her face. She continued looking at the helicopter that was transporting Ed, Kevin and Chris with anxiety. Nazz, too, had tears falling freely as she looked down at the forest where the true nightmare started for her and her friends. She looked at Edd and he looked back. He took her hand in his and she rested her head on his shoulder. Leon was looking at his son with pride and gave him a reassuring smile. Edd smiled back and looked out at the city which was growing smaller with each passing second.
Stone sighed and sat at the side of the chopper, letting his legs hang out. He was glad his first mission as an NCO was a success. His team successfully extracted survivors and took no casualties, and that had been his biggest concern before he even got to Raccoon City. Something in the back of his mind kept bugging him though. Although his mission was done, he had a feeling this would not be the last time he would encounter the horrors he faced in the city. Stone rubbed his eyes and looked back at Leon and Jill.
"Leon, you wouldn't happen to know how this all started, would you?" Stone asked.
"Yeah, I have this here," Leon began as he pulled out Wesker's journal. "Everything that happened here these past couple of days is all written in that journal, Eric."
Stone took the journal from Leon and gave him a brief glare for using his first name. As he thumbed through the pages, he grew frustrated at what he read. Once he passed this up through the Chain of Command, there was a good chance that more direct action against Umbrella would be taken.
"So what happens now?" Nazz asked.
"We will take you all to the base for treatment and hopefully help you find your remaining family members." Stone answered. "By the way, Leon, your wife is fine. She was one of the first survivors my team found."
Leon and Edd had a look of relief spread across their faces at the good news. Leon thanked Stone and shook his hand. Edd squinted as he looked at the almost risen sun and heard a sound resembling a jet. Looking up, he saw a white trail and his eyes could make out a small solid object shooting back to the city. His eyes widened briefly when he noticed he would witness a nuclear explosion.
"There goes the nuke." Stone said to himself.
Edd, Nazz, Jill and Leon looked out of the helicopter and watched as the nuke vanished from sight. A minute passed before there was a bright flash and then a fiery mushroom shaped cloud. The group could hear the distant roar of the explosion from the chopper.
"Eric, how many civilians were still in the city?" Leon asked.
"Leon... I… there were just too many. We managed to get a lot of survivors, but there were just too many. If I could give an estimate, I'd say there were between 5,000 to 8,000 people still in there." Stone choked.
"We did the best we could, Sarge." Cook said as he tried to comfort his squad leader.
"But it wasn't enough, Cook."
He brought his hand to cover his eyes to prevent everyone from seeing him cry. Stone gave a sharp gasp to replace the sob. He looked back at the city and could still see the large plume of smoke in the distance. His fists clenched and he let another sob escape him as he looked at the horizon.
"It wasn't enough."
Well, that was the final action chapter and the climax of the story right there guys, like it? Love it? Hate it? Tell me what you thought via review. I hope you guys have enjoyed the story this far and I hope you stick with it for its last two chapters and the epilogue. And also, if you guys can tell me via review if you would read this new possible Ed, Edd n Eddy story I had in mind with a crossover with the TV show supernatural. Or the second possibility is another story similar to this, but it'll be based off an old Modern DnD storyline me and two of my friends from high school did and do a crossover with that and Ed, Edd, n Eddy. I've got some points and notes after this little description here to show what I wanted to do.
1.) I marked that bit in the story to symbolize a possibility and an icon. Barry is a character from the first Resident Evil game and is basically the second in command next to Wesker and a father figure to Chris and Jill when you play as either of them. In the game he uses a .44 magnum to waste any zombies/hunters/lickers or whatever things come his way like a boss. I originally thought to have him show up at the last minute in the chapter and kill Wesker, but that didn't go through because everyone would be like 'WTF' who is this Mary sue/Gary Stu and he never even showed up in the story because I actually forgot about the guy. (Can't believe I forgot one of my favorite characters) but just for the sake of argument let's say Jill just found it in the woods when she and Leon were dropped off by Victor on day 1. And plus, it would just end better if Ed was the one to end Wesker's life after all the shit he put him through.
Ed, Edd, n Eddy story shoutouts:
That's right, I'm going to list a couple of stories from the Ed, Edd, n Eddy category that you should give a chance to read and give constructive feedback on.
1.) Edpocalypse: World of the Dead by Ronan X524: This story is currently being written by a rookie writer that decided to take a stab at an apocalypse zombie story. I believe this is a good read. I have read all of the chapters so far and have enjoyed it. It has its errors but I still enjoy it. Drop in, give a review and give him a hand with constructive comments.
2.) In Between Lion's Teeth, by inbetweenlionsteeth: Just read the first chapter today and enjoyed it. If you have read the story, 'Edtallica' then you will probably enjoy this one too. It has minor spelling and grammar issues but don't let that deter you from reading it. It looks quite promising and I can't wait to see it updated. So if you're a music fan of Heavy Metal/Metal/Rock n Roll like I am, you'll more than likely enjoy this.
Eddward Kennedy: Caution (Lacerations, missing two fingers, bruises)
Edward Hartsock: Unknown
Kevin Hawkins: Unknown
Nazz McCreary: Caution (Lacerations, bruises)
Leon Kennedy: Caution (Lacerations, broken left arm and shin, bruises)
Jill Valentine: Caution (Bruises, lacerations)
Chris Redfield: Unknown
Jimmy Roselle: Dead
Victor Meyer: Dead
Rebecca Chambers: Dead
Jonny Garnett: Dead
Sarah Hartsock: Dead
Parker Polonsky: Dead
Eddy Jackson: Dead
Garrett Sanderson: Dead
Rolf Paulsen: Dead
Colin "Red" Marsh: Dead
Carly Larson: Dead