Chapter 3 – Indestructible
"And what do you think you are doing, Mira?" that dark voice came from the door as Mira was turning around. Mira gasped when she found out who the voice's owner was. "Dr. Ragnarok!" she nervously said. She wasn't nervous about seeing Dr. Ragnarok in front of her, she actually was nervous about what she saw in his right hand. He had what humans call a 6-shooter with the barrel pointed at her. "Were you thinking about releasing that dangerous creature back upon our world?" he finally asked her after what seemed to be a long silence. Mira stopped worrying about the gun and lowered her eyebrows in annoyance and slight anger. She was beautiful even when angry. "She isn't dangerous. She is a living creature. What exactly gives you the right to decide her fate anyway? Your 'Genesis Project' was shut down months ago, and yet here we are still 'hunting' aliens. Just wait until..." she was cut off by Ragnarok. "The 'Genesis Project' will proceed on schedule. And, this creature was a dangerous creation. Anything that doesn't belong on this planet should not exist!" And with that, the gun he was holding went off. As if in slow motion, the bullet traveled toward Mira's heart and Mira, instinctively flinching from the loud "bang", moved Ace's journal in the bullet's path. Rather than piercing the cover and burying itself in the pages, the bullet ricochets off of the book and continued to ricochet around the room and finally struck Dr. Ragnarok in his right shoulder. Wincing in pain, Ragnarok's knees buckled and he went sprawling to the floor.
Mira and I took this opportunity to run rather than sit and try to figure out what just happened. We took off out of the room just as Ragnarok reached for a communication device placed on his belt, underneath his lab coat, behind his back. I don't know what he said into it, but I figured he probably was warning security about our escape. We ran down hallways, up staircases, hid in vacant rooms, and mostly Mira bounced bullets off of the books. Many of the guards fell from their own shots, and sometimes Mira would even throw one of the thick journals at a guard, most of the time striking him/her in the head and knocking him/her out cold. We ran for what seemed like hours until Mira said, "We're here!" Watching her expression, I knew she meant the exit.
Just as we exited the strange building, a shower of bullets came down upon us. Mira was struck three times and her crimson blood shot out and stained her white coat, once in the left shoulder, once in the right hip and once in the right leg. She dropped Ace's journal and I caught it as another shower of bullets rained down on us. Mira rolled away as well as she could but two more bullets struck her in the back of her right leg and her left kidney. The rain of death continued on and on and all I could do was keep the book in front of me to avoid being turned into Swiss cheese. Now in a state of complete panic, I looked back at poor Mira who seemed to have her own problems. Bleeding from five gunshot wounds, she tore her coat apart to use the pieces as tunicates. After she did the best she could, she leaned back against the nearest wall of her supposed "safe haven" and began to breathe heavily and shallowly from her pain. I could slightly make out tears in her eyes and knew then that I needed to help her. However, it was easier said than done.
The barrage of brass kept coming down upon us. Mira had dropped all of the books and they were scattered around the area. I figured that it was only a matter of time before the other guards, came through the entrance and killed us both. Suddenly, I could hear the sound of something speeding toward us. It wasn't an engine noise or anything, it just sounded like lightning. I looked in the direction of the sound after eliminating the echoes, and I noticed a small ball of blue light speeding toward us. Immediately I recognized that light, "Ace!" I thought to myself happily. When he got closer, I noticed something different about him. The star on his forehead was glowing brightly, as well as his eyes. And he was flying toward us at high speeds, surrounded by a ball of light. "This must be his "sage powers". I guessed to myself. When he got close enough, the spray of bullets halted. Ace zoomed by me and stopped over the center of the facility, I quickly gathered the journals over next to Mira and stood by her side, she looked very week, but still made an effort to look at me and smile before she feinted. I couldn't see Ace anymore, because of Mira's shelter from the bullets had an overhang. But, I could hear his voice loud and clear again say "Tes Macrinomb" and I was engulfed in a pillar of light once again. I made sure to place my paw on Mira just in case there was a chance I could have taken her with me. And, guess what, it worked. The pillar of light expanded and engulfed both of us and the journals, the scenery changed and we were a safe distance away from the facility and instead of a steel wall, Mira was leaning against a tree. (How lucky was that?) Suddenly, as if in my head, I heard Ace say, "Mescof Desvor!" And witnessed as ball of light that surrounded his body quickly expanded and incinerated everything it touched, save for Ace himself. When it was done, the ball of light had expanded several tens-of-yards beyond the facility's fence line. Then it began to shrink as fast as it expanded and only then could you see the devastation left behind. In place of the facility, lie a massive crater shaped like a bowl. All I could do was stare in awe at the raw power, and destructive force Ace had just unleashed.