KAKUREGA: The Beautiful and The Deadly (隠れ家:美と致命的)

WARNING: This is written material only for MATURE AUDIENCES that may contain acts of violence, graphic language and sexual content. Reader Discretion Advised.

(Hint: It’s being presented like a movie)

“Wait! Are you serious!?” Kai questioned MAK about this fast decision, “I get that you’re in a funk, both reviewer and personal-wise, but why the sudden change of heart?” As MAK was still packing his bags, he said to Kai, “Look, I’m not going to permanently leave here. I just need to get out of there for a while and….I still don’t know if it got anything to do with that drama earlier but nevertheless, it’s something I need to do.”

Then Kai questioned him again about where he will go and she also reminded him about Rick and Dice and the $6 million bounty on his head but then MAK thought of something, “Well, you’re right about that and it’s also the reasons why I seldom leave the house. But I thought of a place where they won’t even go to and that’s…….PARISH HEIGHTS!!”

Kai’s eyes then widened at the mention of that city, “Wait, Parish Heights? Why would you want to go there?”

MAK then said, “Because rumor has it that Rick and Dice won’t step inside that place considering they once got their ass whipped by this gang and they are banned from there, so I’m safe and sound. Plus, I heard that your sister stays there, right?”  That thought did relieved Kai there for a moment, “You don’t mind visiting my sister, MAK?”  MAK said, “Sure. Why not?  Aside from you and the guys back home, your sister is actually a cool and nice person. ” Kai then smiled at him, “Well, OK, we can try to visit her, but we can’t just drop in her place out of nowhere. I would need to call her to see if that can happen.”

“All right. That’s fair enough.” MAK said, “By the way, how she’s doing nowadays?” “Well, I should mention that she was just named lead detective in the Parish Heights Police Department.”  MAK’s eyes widened as that comment, “She’s WHAT!?!?!?”

Kai then went to talk to the others about MAK taking a temporary leave from Kakurega and considering that after all what happened, she doesn’t know their initial response to this. “Hey guys,” Kai said, “I got a little announcement to make.”

Angel looked back at her, “Hmmm? You two are finally dating?” Kai then blushed and said, “Wait, I thought all of you knew that from the beginning—-but that’s not it.” She then sat down and said to them, “MAK has been feeling stressed lately, not that it has anything to do with you, and he is thinking of taking a temporary leave from Kakurega to Parish Heights.”

Angel shrugged and looked away from Kai back to the TV, “Figured partly it was going to happen…” Akuma on the other hand nodded, looking a little sad, “Alright… tell him to take care.” Kai then explained a little more about the situation, “I think with MAK being stressed with the reviews, his Blue Leaf intake, the whole Rick and Cain situation and that he never left the house since he’s been in it.”

“Look hun, no offence to you or MAK but I really couldn’t care why he wants to leave. It’s his choice like anyone who comes to this house. It’s your own problem, as long as it doesn’t affect anyone else, then you don’t have to say a thing….” Angel said.

Akuma looked down, “She…. does have a point… but please… don’t take my sister the wrong way….” Kurai walked out of the kitchen with a platter of food for Angel and Akuma. He had not heard what was going on. “Wait, wait, wait!!!” Kai panicky said, “He doesn’t want to leave permanently. He just wanted to clear his head. I wasn’t trying to——” Then MAK walked into the room and sulkily said, “Look, it was my idea to do this. Kai was just telling you where we are about to go. Hell, I should’ve told you this instead of her doing my thing. The reason is that I felt like I was being an asshole the past few weeks and I didn’t like what I was becoming.”

Angel shrugged, “I know that…. I don’t care if you are coming back or not but you do know that you’re always welcome back if you don’t mean harm….” Kurai’s eyes widened slightly, “You leaving? Don’t fucking tell me that I’m going to be the only male here again!?”

MAK then looked at Kurai, “Well, it looks like it, man. It’ll just be the three of you for the next 4 days and yes, Kai is going with me, too, and we’re going there to see her sister. But look, man, I’ll be back in the matter of days. It’s not going to be a long time.” MAK lifted his bags as he and Kai walked to the door. Kurai walked over and whispered in MAK’s ear, “Come on man…. you’re leaving me with them. Do you understand how crazy I will be if you aren’t around to break them from beating me up?”

MAK then calm Kurai down for a bit, “Man, its 4 days, I’m sure they’re not going take their focus on just beating you up. I mean, Angel’s hands got to be tired from doing that all the time. Kai then talked to Kurai, “Kurai…..I may not know you that well, aside from Angel thrashing you all the time, but I don’t see Akuma doing that all the time. Plus…” She then whispered to his ear, “I think that’s a sign of Angel liking you.”

Kurai blushed, but sadly looked away from her, “Doubt it. I have a feeling it’s just because I used to troll her…. still do once in a while kind of without thinking.” “OK…” MAK said in an awkward voice after hearing Kurai’s last sentence, “Well, we about to set our destination to Parish Heights. If you need to call us or anything like that, you got mine and Kai’s cell phone number to call.”

Kai then said, “Then that means we’ll see you after the weekend,” and then she went to hug Angel, Akuma & Kurai goodbye.

Angel and Akuma hugged back but Kurai gave a more awkward hug goodbye since he didn’t really feel alright with hugs.

All three waved goodbye to MAK, one a bit more wanting him to stay to save his ass then the others.

A few hours later after saying their goodbyes, MAK & Kai set their destination to Parish Heights, although at first they have to walk down to the bus station first and MAK also have to don a disguise in order to not being recognized as that guy with the $6 million man and assume under the name of…..”Marco Antonio?” Kai reacted strangely to the name, “Really? Who’s going to think a name like that would exist around here?”

“Welcome aboard, Ms. Barrett and Mr. Antonio!” the ticketholder said as they easily got in without any trouble. “Well, this was easier than I thought.” Kai said. After they board on the train, they have been talking about what they are going to do there in all 4-5 days.

“So I guess aside from meeting your sister, what else we are going to do while we’re in here….” Along with that remark, MAK had this amorous look in his eyes, “you know, this one thing that we couldn’t do back at Kakurega….”

“MAK, first off, don’t ever do that look again.” Then MAK’s look turned into a simpering puppy dog look and then Kai gave him a very dirty look, “and second, we’re going to be at my sister’s, as in, I’m sure us having sex in her house is a little more disrespectful and sneaky.” MAK then gave a disappointed look but Kai wasn’t finished with that sentence, “We just have to be slick about it. Plus, it’ll be our first time as an official couple and I want it to be special.” MAK then turned the other foot, “Well, OK, you’re right. It is important for us to develop our relationship before we actually cemented it with….well, you know.”

“Well, I’m glad you see that way,” Kai said as she lays on MAK, “Because we don’t want anything to spoil that, now would we?” And after that, MAK just kissed her on the head and lips as they both go to sleep.

A few hours later, they arrived at their destination and as they got off the train and as they got off, they see a woman with long black hair with blue shades, blue lipstick, and a green star tattoo on the right side of her face. “Kai!! Over here!!”, then they both (well, mostly Kai) got a good look at her and realized it’s her sister, “Cyan? CYAN!!!!” The sisters both hugged each other in embrace. “Oh, Kai, how long has it been since we last saw each other? Over a year or 2 ago?” Cyan said. “I don’t know but it really feels good to see you again”, Kai said as she went for another hug. “Oh, and I want to re-introduce to someone you know. Remember this face?” She showed her a picture of a 12-year-old MAK and compares it to MAK right now. “Wait….MAK?” Cyan said, “Little MAKky?” Then she went in for a hug and also pinched his cheeks (his face cheeks, mind you.) “You’re here, too?”  As MAK tried to say something with being coddled like a long-lost little brother, she also said this, “Oh, I remember when the two of you always play with each other all the time. You two never wanted to stop hanging out with each other until we had to move, that is.” MAK and Kai then awkwardly laugh at that statement, “Yeah, but that’s in the past now.” Kai said and MAK continued, “And besides, all that matters is that we’re reunited right here right now.” Cyan then noticed the facial features on MAK, “Man, you look different with a beard and a mustache. It definitely suits you.”  Then they begin to walk out of there to view around the city for a bit.

Meanwhile, in the seeder part of Parish Heights inside a large apartment complex, there is a session where an amateur half-human/half-zebra drug dealer has his ass on the line for selling tiger-line cocaine in Parish Heights. “You know there’s a reason why cocaine isn’t dealt with in here, however, we can deal with that. No biggie.” The dealer looked nervous and a bit scared. “So am I off the hook, right?”

“Are you FUCKING KIDDING ME!?!?!” the man furiously screamed at him. “This may be cocaine, but this is laced with tiger bones and skulls!! You have people doing blow from an animal!! It’s also like doing coke where there’s human semen in it. It’s fucking DISGUSTING AND YOU DISGUST ME!!” Then the dealer yelled, “Wait, wait, wait, man……just relax…..I didn’t think it was a big deal. It’s not like you’re a tiger. Come on, Lex!!” “Not a big deal. Well, if it’s just cocaine, then all that matters to you is the police, but when it comes to shit like this…….Oh, I give a shit and you fucking with the Darksiders, whose members are also HALF-TIGER by the way.”, Soon, the man called Lex opened up a briefcase, looking like he’s getting a gun to shoot him but it was just a toothpick. “Now, you thought I was going to kill you but I got somebody else for that. AKA!  Your man needs you for a bit.” Then, two girls came in the room, one of them was a tall and aggressively assertive woman with full red hair and the other one is a blue haired girl who’s more aggressive and less subtle than the other.

“Well, what do we got here?”, Aka said, “A pusher who selling some shit with grounded tiger skull and bones in them?  My god, man, I’m surprised tiger blood isn’t in this shit.” Albeit the dated Charlie Sheen reference aside, she was not happy with this and her friend actually wants to be the living shit of this guy, “So you like bashing tiger skulls, do you, mother fucker? You want to smash my skull in?” Then she went in to grab a blade from her pocket and began aiming for his throat and all Aka did was watch and said, “Now you see, my friend here Nanashi, she’s actually a violent and wild girl there. Now I would do the same thing to you only I wouldn’t be so quick with it. Her on the other hand…..” He quickly glared at Nanashi and her menacing smile. “……she’s basically that girl who would probably chop your dick off because it’s cheaper than buying a dildo.” The guy kept pleading for his life and to spare him from getting his dick chopped off.  Fortunately, Lex called it off just in time but gave him a warning to never sell animal-infused drugs ever again or else he’ll deal with Nanashi again.

Anyway, the main leader’s name happens to be Lex Jaga, and he’s in charge of Parish Heights’ biggest gang, The Parish Heights Darksiders, or the PHDs.  However, they are not like the average gang you see in early ‘90s movies. They are more organized and follow a strict code within the entire district to keep the peace between rival gangs and doing business as usual without causing shit to go down. His first lieutenant/second-in-command is Aka Taiga, who happens to also be his girlfriend. The crazier girl mentioned earlier, Nanashi, is Aka’s right hand woman & Lex’s top enforcer. Alongside her is Magnum, the other enforcer/bodyguard to Lex; Aron, the Darksiders’ inside man; Rolo, the fast-talking tech expert & Devo, the rookie member of the group.

Soon after the whole tiger cocaine deal, two familiar suspects came into that room looking to make a deal with the Darksiders. “Yo, bud?” Magnum said, “You here to see Lex?” “Man, what the fuck you think, nigga?” One rude voice said to him but Magnum retaliated, “Dude, why in the fuck are you so rude?” Then another man approached him and said, “Don’t worry about him. We just want to discuss business with Mr. Jaga, if you will.” Magnum did let them in, but he wasn’t too thrilled with that other person, “And keep your damn brother on a leash, my man.” And those two people that came in?

They are none other than Rick and Dice Cain in Parish Heights, no less. As they approaches the desk of Lex with Aka sitting on top on it and Nanashi standing by in case something goes down. “So, you two fuckers are here again? I thought I told you the Darksiders doesn’t want or need any of your business here. “Rick then assured him it’s not about that, “Well, Lex, it’s not about the past but I’m trying to coerce you with this bounty.” Lex then rolled his eyes at the sound of that and with that, Aka replied, “You mean, we got help you catch another sucker with a big bounty, which none of us gets a cut?” Nanashi added her own 2 cents, “Yeah. It sounds like some ‘ol bullshit to me.” As she gets closer to Rick to tell him off, Dice did the dumbest thing to her; he grabbed her ass and said, “Look, girlie, this is between the businessmen and you really are just some measly bodyguard.”  Really pissed off, Nanashi then pistol-whips him and said, “Just so you know, I really hate you the most and touch my ass again…..” Then she slaps him again, “……and you’ll never jerk off with that hand as long as you live.”

Lex then try to calm down the situation, “Look, if you got nothing to show, then you need to be on your w—“ Rick then show a wanted poster for a bounty worth $6 million, “Will this get you to shut up and listen? Now, we are thinking of expanding the bounty to $60 million but we only just told you guys and you know you need some of that dough….especially in this rinky-dink rundown operation.”

As Rick kept talking, everyone started to wonder a pleasurable moaning noise in the next room, “Now this could make y’all rich…. (Moan)….I mean, very rich… (Moan)…So satisfyingly—(loud moan) OKAY, WHO THE FUCK IS THAT FUCKING IN THE NEXT ROOM?” Then as they came out of the room, there was this pixie-fairy looking tiger girl with white long hair and purple eyes and another girl who was kissing her goodbye and left without making a scene. “Bye Nola. I’ll see you another time.” The girl screamed waving goodbye. “Saki!” Aka shouted, “What did I say about you inviting your friends for a quick fuck in this building?” Murasaki (or as the others call her, “Saki”) Taiga is the younger sister of Aka Taiga and serves more as a mascot/figure for the Darksiders. “Well, you said don’t make any loud noises in here. You never said don’t come here at all.” As they continue arguing, Rick continues about his bounty deal, “The bounty’s name in question is MAK…..”

“MAK? MAK!? MAK!!!” Cyan called him as he was been asleep the past trip to her apartment and on Kai’s shoulders no less. “Oh, sorry about that, guys. I sometimes drift into sleep every now and then.” “Do you always drift to sleep and drool on their shoulders?” Kai said as she noticed her drool-saturated shoulder.  “So, Cyan, from what Kai told me about you lately, you just made lead detective.” MAK said. Cyan then explained that whole situation to them, “Well, yes, it wasn’t an easy thing to accomplish, especially with last year that so many cops and detectives were tied to corruption with that Attack on Rail Gate and the shock of that made us lose half the force thru either deaths and/or jailed for treason and I don’t want to end up like them.” Hearing that made things even harder for MAK to cover up the fact he has these powers, not to mention he is, of course, a bounty for $6 million himself and if somebody associates with him, they’ll be in hot trouble, too; Albeit, he has been living in seclusion for the last few months in Kakurega but he really have to be very careful, not only for his sake but for Kai and Cyan.

“So who is this MAK?” Lex said, “And why he is so important to you?” He then have Rolo look up him in many search engines around the internet but he said, “Um, Lex, there is no records of a ‘MAK’ recorded here.” Rick then explained to them, “That’s because he’s basically a digital phantom. He has never surfaced his identity and actions in the public world. He’s mostly the target of underground figures, like the fallen Anime Gods, and yet we don’t know where the hell he lives. We got associates, people that got his back and one possible person who might be very close to him.” Then both Rick and Dice gave out portfolios and blueprints of MAK from his date of birth, addresses, cities, friends, anything about this guy. Nanashi was the first to ask a question, “So according to this dossier, he is a hybrid-like being? He glows blue? What is he, a fucking Watchman?”

Aron was looking at the associates’ folder, “You know, MAK does know a lot of cute girls in his times, especially these half-wolf girls.” Devo then said, “So, old dude might be also that shit? You know the reason anybody come to P. Heights is to get some tail, both figuratively and literally and who’s this other guy with the red streak locks on his hair?” Murasaki then took a look at Devo’s folder and see the picture, “Hmmmm….I don’t know but that guy is kind of cute, though.” As Lex looked through the folders, he spotted one familiar face in there and as he kept looking at it, making sure it was that person.  “Yo, my man?” Magnum asked, “You see something of interest?” Lex said, “Yeah.  It’s this girl right here.” As it turns out, it was Kai’s picture in there.

“Lex, you know that girl?” Aka asked, “If she of any importance to you?” Lex cleared his throat and make sure that Aka doesn’t freak out at this. “You promise not to overreact?”  Aka said while drinking some ice tea, “I promise……” Then Lex spit out the secret, “I used to date this girl way before you.” Aka then did a spit take and said, “DATE HER?!?!?  Used to date her?” Lex panicked and said, “I thought you weren’t going to freak out.”

“I lied!!” Aka screamed, “Please don’t tell me you got this girl naked and in the bed because I know you did the same thing to me when we first started dating.” Nanashi then took a look at the photo, “Well, this girl is sort of…cute.”

Magnum added his comments, “Yeah, this girl is gorgeous! I’m surprised you let this one go.”

“I didn’t,” Lex said, “She actually left me….well, she ran away from me and I haven’t heard from her since……and no, Aka, I didn’t get her naked or even had sex with her.”  So, after reliving Aka of that, Rick then asked them that if they want to take up that offer and they have accepted it. Rolo and Aron later heard word through the grapevine that MAK has been spotted in the neighborhood along with Kai and then Rick and Dice left to pursue after him.

“Hey!! Don’t forget about our cut!!” Nanashi screamed out as they left. “Should we even trust those guys, Lex?” Magnum said. “Well, we’ll play it by ear and if they fuck with us, we counteract on them.” Lex said, “Til then, just fake it for a while.”

Meanwhile, MAK, Kai & Cyan arrived at the apartment complex that Cyan stays at and as they got into the elevator, there are a few neighbors that appeared out of the blue. “How’s it been easy, C.B.?” one of them said, “Oohhh….and I see you got some company there.”

“Hey, Seiki. Well, this is my little sister Kai and this is her friend MAK and they are visiting me for the weekend. Guys, this is my next-door neighbor and friend Seiki.” Seiki said, “Hi, nice to meet you both. I have been some good things about you, Kai, and they’re true. You really are a little cutie.”

“Gee, thanks…” Kai said awkwardly and Seiki continued with, “And MAK….I hasn’t heard much of you but from the looks of it, you look like you two are dating …..You know, both of you are holding hands very closely.” Both of them did blush at the sight of that, although Kai did smiled a bit at that. “Seiki got a point. Y’all have been touchy-feely since I’ve seen you earlier. It’s not overbearingly cute but you do make a nice couple.” They entered the place, which looks very laid-out like it was part of a lavish hotel and Cyan show them around the place and where they will be sleeping for their time here and Cyan did showed them where they’re going to sleep at, most likely in different rooms and Cyan once never did mention to not frequently have sex. They all go into the front room to unwind for a bit to chat for a while and relax but then Seiki knocked on the door, telling Cyan that they need her down at the station at the night shift. “OK, guys, Seiki and I are going to head my way out to work. I’ll be gone all night so don’t wait up for me. Here’s money to get you something to eat and don’t do anything I wouldn’t do. “

“All right, talk to you later, sis.” Kai said.  “Yeah, the same here. I’ll see you when you get home.” MAK said. They said their goodbyes and she left. Now MAK and Kai are all alone in this apartment, “Well, here we are. Just us”, MAK said, “All alone.” Kai then said, “Yep, all alone.” Both of them sigh in sync and MAK was giving signs of wanting some “alone time” with Kai, especially by leaning on her shoulder again but Kai knew what he was up to and she said, “Come on now, we just got here, MAK. We will eventually get to that but for now. I am kind of hungry and Cyan did leave us some money for some food…..so can you do I a favor and pick up some food for us?”

MAK wasn’t sure about that as he was feeling tired himself but Kai knew what to do with that, “Please, MAK?” She then started to kiss his arm, working up to the shoulder, “It would be nice for you to do this……” Then she started nibbling on the ear, “…besides there’s no Rick or Dice, so you got nothing to worry about. Plus, when you get back, I might let you…….” The whispering obviously meant what MAK think it meant and as soon as those words were mentioned, he grab the money, kissed Kai , told her he’ll be back ASAP, and he’s on his way out.

At the Parish Heights Police Station, things were the usual around there like any other police station that you know of. There was this hotshot cop named by the name of Carter Reeds, who manages to make it through the Rail Gate scandal clean even though he was suspected of receiving money from top gangs from Eastin City and BellaDonna. “Hey ladies!” he said to Cyan and Seiki entering the room in a flirtatious way. “Oh, Reeds, you’re doing this shtick again?” Seiki said without any hesitation.  “What? I can’t make any good conversation with some of my fellow officers?” Reeds said. “And by conversation, you mean occasionally checking out our asses when we’re not looking. Oh yeah, I noticed.” Seiki said. “Um, Reeds, have you seen Det. Barfeld today? I need him to go over these forms and I need his signature on there.” Cyan asked him and pointed that he’s in a meeting with Mayor Letchin right now and he doesn’t need to be interrupted for anything. Then Reeds’ cell phone ring and he said, “Well, girls, I got to take this call. If you need me, you know where to go.” Seiki said at that and looked at Cyan for her reaction, “Well, you are about as calm today. I would’ve thought Reeds would get on your nerves.” “I don’t know,” Cyan said, “Maybe just seeing my sister and her friend today just got me in a better mood than usual.  Plus, Reeds may be a dick but he can’t even fuck this day up.”

“Hello. Reeds speaking.”

“Hey, Reeds!! My homeboy nigga in blue. How the fuck you doing? HAHA!!” That was Dice on the phone in a bar, in Happy Hour no less. Reeds sighed at that comment, “Dice. You just had to call me, didn’t you? Where’s your brother? I think he needs to speak with me about that deal.”

“Hey Rick!! Rick!! Phone for you, man.” Rick grabbed the phone from Dice. “My god, man. Shit. Rick Cane here. Reeds? Man, about time you call. I was just about to give up on you.” Reeds looked left and right to make sure he wasn’t watched, “Hey, did you talk to those DarkSiders about that large scale bounty of yours?” Rick smoothly said, “Yeah, man. They fell for it. I didn’t even tell them the real amount of the bounty. I told them it was $6 million but really, its $60 million thanks to our hire supervisor and I got a word that bounty is right here in Parish Heights.” Reeds’ eyes grew wide, “$60 million? Holy shit, he’s worth that much?”

“Believe that shit, man”, Rick said with a smile, “Plus, even if they catch him, your police buddies will arrest them anyway and they get none of the cash and you will get a cut as well, just like what happened a few months back.” Reeds gave a smirk reassuring for him that everything is under control, “All right, Rick, just do the job and I’ll be satisfied….and next time, make sure you call and not your brother.” Reeds hang up the call and immediately were called by Barfeld for control a shooting at progress.

At the same bar where Rick and Dice are at, unknowingly to them, MAK comes into the bar to buy some drinks for him and Kai for their rendezvous tonight. “Hey Dice, guess who just walk in here today?” As Rick said that, Dice took a glance and saw MAK is there, “Oh, shit. He’s there. Hmmm…..I guess his little saga is about to over soon.”

As MAK got his stuff out of here and he is heading outside to go back to Cyan’s place, he had a sense that someone was following him and as he kept walking back, the suspicion was getting closer and closer and that’s when both brothers came right out behind him and said, “Oh, did you miss us, MAK? We know we miss you.”

MAK was absolutely terrified as he saw those two standing right in front of him, here in Parish Heights, the last place MAK would have thought of them appearing. MAK wanted to run from them or even disappeared from them but he couldn’t risk exposing his power to the public. “What? You’re not going to use your power to run away from us again?” Rick said, ridiculing him and then Dice followed it up with, “And guess what, nigga? Your friends aren’t here to help you. You know the ones, that fucking wolf girl and that mopey lynx boy? I know you know they attack us.”

MAK then laughed at that and then Dice punched him in his lip. “But guess what? Those wounds they think might be permanent? It’s all clear up now. You can tell your smart-ass friend that shit.” MAK got up from the ground and said to them, “You know what? I know of the fucking bounty that was put on me. I’m worth $6 million but you fuckers coming back and what did I found out about you? You’re harassing my friends and my girlfriend, and yes I know about that, too. You want to take me in? You are going to have to fight me for it.”

Rick and Dice just shrugged and began to charge at MAK with a switchblade. “I HAVE BEEN WAITING TO DO THIS FOR A LONG TIME!!!” Dice said as he tried to cut MAK and he’s evading from knife’s edge without the Blue Leaf but it didn’t help much as Dice got his arm and it started bleeding. He then grabbed MAK by the neck and pin him to the ground and Rick then dragged MAK from the ground to the wall and kick him in the sides and made him lose his balance. “Well, nigga, we aren’t going to kill you since it would be a waste of a bounty, especially since that part about you being worth $6 million? Well, I lied. I managed to turn your bounty from $6 million to $60 million!!!” MAK widen his eyes as he heard that, meaning what he was running away from has come back to bit him in the ass, only this time, things are gotten worse and with that, he heard police sirens coming here and MAK had no choice but to use his Blue Leaf power to get out of there.

“Officers!!” Rick said, “We need your assistance here. We are bounty hunters.” Then as they arrived, the cops asked them for identification. They showed it and they explained that there has been a scrap in the back alley, shown by the blood marks on the walls and concrete. One of the cops in there now is Lt. Barfeld. “Well, Rick and Dice Cane, this is some good investigation work you did there. It seemed like you are there when it happened.” Barfeld shook their hands and Rick then said, “Well, sir, I got a sixth sense about these things; Just the day of the live of being a bounty hunter.”  He then noticed Reeds in one of those cop cars as he give Rick a signal meaning MAK was spotted and escaped, but the thing is they weren’t planning on capturing him…..yet.

Unbeknownst to Rick and Dice, someone saw the whole thing from afar and knew all about their prices and as soon as they know more info, they’ll stay within the shadows of the streets.

Later on, MAK was running from the Cain Brothers even though he did use his power to get away from them but he ran not just because of them, but from the stress he is dealing with right now. “AAAHHHH!!! Why?? WHY!?!? Why in the fuck did they have to come here? Just fucking great!!” He screamed in anguish and in pain from the beating that Dice laid him on. Thankfully for MAK, he didn’t forget the food and the booze that he bought. He really didn’t want to tell Kai he ran into them but he doesn’t want to lie to her again after the last time.

“You got the digital ledger, man?” Rick asked Reeds and he showed it in a small USB stick containing the records of every wanted bounty, including the known and unknown to the public bounties, as in MAK’s now-large bounty is on there. “Cool, I’m going to keep this in a safe—“Then somebody quickly snatched the stick from them and quickly ran off with it.

Meanwhile, at the DarkSiders facility, Nanashi came in barging in the room, unfortunately at a bad time where Lex and Aka are having sex in their private room. “Dammit, Nanashi!!!” Lex said and while Aka was covering herself, “Ever heard of knocking on the fucking door!?” Then Aka was blushing red, hiding in the covers, “Come on, not cool, girl!!” As Nanashi rolled her eyes, she said, “I just saw those damn Cain Brothers with the police and they almost got that guy! That MAK guy!! And those dumb fuckers let him escape and luckily, I snatched their USB sticks with some info on him.  Rolo, can you check some info on that?” Rolo shook his head and said, “Sure.” Then Murasaki came in the room, wondering what’s going on there and she sees Aka partially naked. “Um, you were getting on me about having sex in the building but all of a sudden, you and Lex fucking in the room is fine?” Aka then sighed and rolled her eyes but Aron did said, “She got a point, you know?”

“Please shut the fuck up, Aron.” said a very irritated Nanashi. “What she said.” Devo agreed with her as he was reading a magazine.

As MAK got back to the apartment feeling broken, he was replaying the incident in his head and wanted to use his power to fight them off. He entered the room saying, “Kai! I’m back from getting food, “He walked to the kitchen to place the food there and grab the wine from the bar, “I also got some wine for us and a little something for Cyan to show my appreciation for letting us stay he……re……Whoa!” That expression meant that as we walk towards Kai, who is wearing some very sexy and suggestive lingerie, all scantily clad in black and blue, along with stockings. She then came up to MAK, smiling at him and said, “Well, I know I said it would be disrespectful to have sex in my sister’s apartment and I still stand by that, but there’s nothing wrong with a little making out, right?”

“No, there’s nothing wrong with that.” MAK said as he embraced Kai in a loving hold, “I just hope I wasn’t rushing you to do this so soon, even though I’m very happy right now in many ways.” Kai said, “MAK, some of the guys I dated at the time wanted to rush me into having sex but I didn’t and they never lasted that long. You, on the other hand, are more of a gentleman when it comes to this and you’re just not some guy that wanted to be my friend only to just fuck me and get it over with. You are one of my very true friends and that’s what I love about you.” Then Kai snuck in a longing kiss with MAK and the two proceeded to make out on the couch, getting lost in their romantic bliss.

At that moment, Kurai showed up out of the shadows, “Hey guys!” he said waving a bit with a big smile on his face.

Then both MAK and Kai screamed out of nowhere, causing Kai to cover up and MAK to get dressed quickly, “Man, what the hell you are doing here?”

“Hmmm? Just visiting a bit… whats going on?” he asked, shrugging, “I needed to get away from Angel for a moment so I thought I would pop in on you guys. Thats the fun of knowing how to become a shadow,” It seemed that he had done something to piss off Angel again.

“Um, Kurai,” Kai said, “MAK and me were in the middle of doing…….well….something very intimate between me and him, since we are dating now and you did killed it with you showing up.”

Then MAK said to him, “Let me guess, Angel is beating on you again for what? Breathing? Akuma looking at you in an usual way? Remote stealing?”

Kurai gulped, scratching his head a bit, “Um… not exactly…. and Angel doesn’t hit me for breathing…. just… I guess when I just end up trolling her….” he bit his lip, “Not sure how to get her to understand at all…. anyway…. see ya!” he waved as he backed up into the shadows and disappeared.

After that interruption, MAK and Kai were about to continue making out until they heard a knock on the door and it was Cyan about to enter. “Hey guys, I’m back!” Both of them have to think fast about not being caught in the act and all Kai did was push MAK back into the bathroom and her to get some pants or shorts quick before any suspicion is made. As Cyan entered the apartment, Kai was seen lounging on her couch, listening to music. “Hey, Cyan! Long time no see,” she said with in a hurried and rushed way. “OK….” Cyan said awkwardly, “All we did today was report on some attack near this bar that some bounty hunters witnessed and reported to us. They said that Reeds know them.” Kai then got interested in the story, “That sounds intriguing. Wait, that guy who got off easy during that Rail Gate scandal?”

“Yeah,” Cyan said, “But by the looks of his friends, they look more untrustworthy than him or even as untrustworthy as him. They’re those bounty hunters, Rick and Dice Cain.” Those four words uttered from Cyan sent Kai in a shock, considering she now knows that they are here, especially thinking everything was going to be alright. “Hey, have you seen MAK?”

“Yeah,” Kai said, “He’s in the bathroom, taking a shower.” Exactly, MAK was just shoved there via Kai’s kick and he also has lipstick all over his face and the upper part of his body, meaning Cyan can spot a few kisses elsewhere aside from the obvious. “MAK, are you decent?” Cyan said and MAK answered ‘yes’ as she checks on him to see for herself and he wrapped a towel around his face for obvious reasons. “Um, Cyan…” he said in a muffled voice, “I’m doing a deep cleansing thing that I heard about somewhere and it does help—“she took the towel off to see the lipstick smooches on him and she figured it out, “Look, guys, you don’t have to keep a secret of both of you kissing while I’m not here but don’t tell me you decided to—“Both MAK and Kai shouted that they didn’t have sex in the apartment and told her that they wouldn’t do that to her after all she’s done for them. “OK, OK, Maybe it’s me or because of Kai’s past boyfriends, I have to be extra cautious about this, but don’t get me wrong, I don’t think you’re like them. You’re exactly a better person.”

MAK shrugged and nodded with, “All right. That’s good to know.”  Then he came out of the bathroom and sat down with Kai with a discorded look on her face, still shocked about knowing Rick and Dice’s whereabouts. “Well, guys, I’m about to take a quick shower and change. So you can talk among yourselves about things…..and stuff….just no freaky shit, all right?” So Cyan went to take a shower and as Kai got out of her shocked mode, she then grabbed a pillow and then covered her face to scream at it.

“Oh, fuck!! Why? Why? Damn it!!” Kai cursed out in anger and misery and MAK tried to calm her down, “Kai, you know your sister knows that we didn’t—“Kai then said to him, “It’s not that, MAK. It’s something worse that I found out,” Then she grabbed her ankles and starting to rock herself in fear, “Rick and Dice are here in Parish Heights!! My god, why in all the screwed-up cities, they have to come here.” Now MAK knows that Kai knows about this and as much as he wants to tell her, he doesn’t want to increase that worry. “Damn. I should have known.” Then Kai looked at him like he knew something, “Wait, what? What do you know about this, MAK?” She then grabbed him by the neck collar and said to him, “MAK, did you knew about this?”

All MAK did was uttered “uhhh…..” most of the time meaning that he definitely knew and Kai was not pleased at that and she turned away from him, “OK, look, I didn’t know at first. I was just getting some food and something for us and that’s when I saw them. I thought I was hallucinating but here they were.” Kai still wasn’t looking at him but she was listening to his word, “Look, Kai, I swore I didn’t want this to happen either. We’ll find a way to avoid them at all costs.” Kai wasn’t so sure about how it’ll work out and to keep this from Cyan. “I don’t know. I’m just thought….the trip would be something to take off your stress and now….it’s even worse. I’m just going to sleep for now. “And so, Kai went to her guest room to do that. MAK sighed in even more stress at the result of this and Cyan just got out of the shower and already changed, “Hey! Is Kai asleep?” she asked and MAK shook his head that she is. “She’s probably just tired from today. That’s all.”

Rolo was looking into the digital leader to see most of the bounties and how much they are worth. “Wow, they are a lot of people on this list that we never knew about and Cain was definitely right on the money on that MAK guy. He’s the most popular name on there.” Devo said, “You think he might know where the ledger is?” Nanashi then scuffed at that remark, “He wished he knew. If he even tries to come by here, he wouldn’t want to mess with me.” She smiled viciously as she pulled out her piece. Aron and Rolo were scared shitless of her and the dangerous ways she got but Devo was more intrigued by her. “So, I’ve been in here for about 4 months and I got to ask…….is Nanashi single?”

“Dude, what the hell is wrong with you?” Aron said, “You forget who you’re working with. That chick is a no-go as she might make your penis go no-no.” Rolo had a different opinion about Nanashi, “Come on, Aron, Nanashi’s not that crazy. She’s just a little creative in combat. It’s—“Then Aron interrupted him and said, “She almost chop a guy’s penis and said that she would use his DICK for a DILDO!! That’s FUCKING CRAZY TO ME, ROLO!!”

Unaware that Nanashi can actually hear the whole conversation, she was annoyed by Aron’s ramblings about her and said, “Well, don’t worry about your dick, Aron. I don’t think anybody would want to use it, let alone me.” As Aron did felt insulted (“HEY!!” he shouted), she got to Devo and said, “Kid, I do admire your taste in women and who’s to say that I might actually let you see me in the bare flesh but right now, let’s keep this on a partnership level, then we’ll see what happens.” She then walked out of the room, maybe even giving Devo some hope and to show off both Rolo and Aron.

Nanashi knocked the door to Lex’s main room to discuss about the ledger with him and Aka. They are both in there, along with Murasaki and her lover from earlier, Nola, who happens to be a half-cat/half-angel girl. “Hey, Lex and Aka, I think we need to talk about the whole MAK situation.” Then she notices Saki and Nola as they get close to having sex (again) and said, “Can you two take it outside of here, please? I need to talk to her sister and Lex.”

Nola asks, “Is that about that guy that has a $60 million bounty?”

“WHAT THE FUCK, SAKI?!?” Nanashi screamed at her, “You told her girlfriend/fuck buddy about this? This shit can’t leave this building so other gangs can beat us to it!!” Saki then yelled this at her, “Well, that may be the case to you, but I don’t keep any secrets from Nola, so don’t bitch out about this!!”

“What in the fu—“Nanashi said as she was interrupted by Lex and Aka as they see what’s with the commotion about. “Um….everything going all right, guys?” Aka said, “Because Lex is on the phone with Cain right now and we need to hear about every detail.” Nanashi’s temper toward Murasaki will have to wait after Lex is done finalizing plans with Rick and to not mention about the digital ledger. “Well, Cain came up with a plan tomorrow after their meeting with Mayor Letchin at the police station and some new info about one of our targets that I should’ve mentioned.” Lex round up all the guys for a little meeting with some info, “About the police station,  I’ve found out that MAK might have a connection to one of their officers and it might unknown to me that it was one Cyan Niko Barrett, as in, she’s Kai’s sister.”

“WHAT!?!?!?!?” A collective round of them said and Nanashi added, “That girl who you didn’t screw has a sister cop?”

“Yes, Nana. She’s a cop,” Aka said, “And rumor has it that she doesn’t know about MAK’s powers and only Kai does. Matter of fact, here’s some photos of them arriving from the train station to meet her.”

Lex then said to all of them, “Anyway, the point is that at the station, we do a precisely planned ambush only looking for those three and nobody else. Everyone got that?”

“Gotcha.”, Magnum said.

“Sure thing.” Nanashi said.

“Yeah” Rolo said;  “Yep.” Devo said.

“Whatever, nig—(Magnum slapped him)—I mean, okay.” Said Aron, “Did you really have to slap me for almost saying that?” and Magnum shook his head that he did.

Aka then called Saki and Nola for something, “Hey, I might need you two for something during there tomorrow, so listen up.” Nola then said, “OK, I’m all ears.”

The next morning after, MAK was woken up by Kai to talk to him about something, “Hey, MAK?” she said, “I know that when you saw Rick and Dice, they attacked you since you use your Blue Leaf to heal yourself and there’s the glowing scar on you.” MAK then got up to her and said, “Once again, I managed to screw up something, either it’s Rick and Dice attacking me or other things in my personal and/or reviewing life.” Then he tried to go back to sleep to avoid more disappointment but Kai pushed out of the couch and got on top of him, “Look, I don’t blame you for them being here. It’s just more that you trying to keep it under wraps from me. I just……I thought that we both agreed to not keep any secrets from each other.” He looked disappointed in himself for heading towards that way again and he doesn’t want to that again. Then Kai tuned in her cheery voice and said, “Now, come on and get up because we got a busy day today!”

MAK seemed confused as hell to what’s going in and then Cyan came into the living room and said, “Well, MAK, in case you forgot or if I didn’t tell you, I’m taking both of you to my job and on a special occasion, too. The Mayor of Parish Heights is coming there to promote Lt. Barfeld to Chief of Police and that means most of us, including yours truly, may be a bonus and honorary stances to the city.”

“Well, it looks like protecting this city does have its perks.” Kai said and chuckled a bit. “But, yeah, I’ll be able to go with you at work.” Then MAK also said that he’ll go with them, “So, do I need to dress in a certain way? Casual? Formal? Anything particular?” Cyan said that it didn’t matter as long as it isn’t anything like “Fuck the Police” or anything negative about it. So after a good 30 minutes ( or 45 depending on who’s the last one ready), the trio along with Seiki rode down to the station in their formal wear, although MAK decided to bring tennis shoes in case he gets tired of the dress shoes he had to borrow from one of Seiki’s brothers.

They arrived there a few minutes earlier than suspected and Cyan got to introducing MAK and Kai to Barfeld and the other cops, detectives, and miscellaneous. “Lt. Barfeld, I mean, soon to be Chief of Police, I would like to introduce you to my little sister, Kai Barrett and her boyfriend Ma…rco …..Marco Antonio.  As Barfeld shook MAK’s hand and hugged Kai, he said to them, “Well, it’s nice to meet Barrett’s younger siblings and her boyfriend and I’m proud to know your sister around here.” “Oh, well, thank you, sir.” Kai said and smiled at him. Barfeld also talked to MAK for a little bit and he did speak a little, although MAK is known to be a little shy around people and doesn’t say much. “Sorry if I haven’t got much to say, sir. I’m not really much of a talker.” Barfeld didn’t exactly mind it that much, “Don’t worry about it, son.” But MAK did say one thing to him, “But, congratulations on your promotion to chief of police, sir.”

Barfeld give his thanks to him again and Seiki examined MAK a bit about his shyness, “Hmmm, I didn’t know you were that shy. I never would have suspected.” Cyan said, “Come on, Seiki, he was being modest and that can be a good trait to most guys.” Then Seiki said, “I know. I know.” MAK never did mind their whole conversation about that but Kai did add her own thoughts about that, “Well, it’s not that uncommon anymore that people can have trouble to adapt in different settings….I often have difficulties with that before.”

Reeds then came into the scene with a few guests of his, “Well, Barrett and Argento (Seiki’s last name), I have seen you’re arrived just in time as well.” Seiki looking less flattered at him said, “So, this is what, like the fourth pair of girls you going out this week?”  Reeds and his dates laughed, “See? Didn’t I say she’s actually funny? What a fucking jokester.”

“Hey, Reeds,” Cyan said calmly, “I would like for you to meet Kai, my younger sister and Marco, her boyfriend.” Seiki then said to him, “And yes, Marco is her boyfriend (and she whispers to him) so, no checking her out from behind.” Reeds clear his throat and said to the both of them, “Well, nice to meet you both (and in his thoughts) Well, this girl is pretty hot and has a nice body figure for sure. Why is she with this guy? Wait…..oh yeah; this is that guy Cain was telling me about.”  At that time, Reeds was signaling Rick and Dice to come over there as everyone is taking their seats to get ready for the ceremony.

“Hey, Barrett and Argento, I would like you to meet the bounty hunters Barfeld noticed yesterday”, Reeds said, “This is Rick Cain and Darius Cain, but he goes by Dice.” Rick then kissed the ladies’ hands and said, “Morning, ladies. How are we doing right here today?”

“Doing good…..” Seiki and Cyan said awkwardly. “Um…MAK and Kai, here are some more people that we sort of know.” MAK and Kai then looked back to see who and as they suspected, they are shocked that they are here but it has to be played subtle since they are in public so they decided to play it cool. “Cyan, me and Kai got to freshen up before the ceremony/conference.”

“OK, but why do you and Kai need to go together?” Cyan asked. “I’m sure it’s not crucial to him and his friend,” Rick said and Dice concluded, “Let’s hope you get back here without missing a beat of this, you heard me?” MAK and Kai nodded yes and they said that they’ll be back in 5 minutes or less.

“Fuck me sideways,” MAK said, “It’s bad enough I saw them recently but right here, right now…..AT A POLICE STATION?”  Kai was pacing around in circles about this, “Well, they do associate themselves with the police…..unfortunately.” She uttered that last word in a graved voice. “But as long as we stick together and Cyan and Seiki watches us, we’re going to be fine. Plus, you’ll be sitting next to me during the meeting and…..well, you know….” Then Kai went in to hug MAK to ensure the whole thing is going to be alright. MAK then calmly said, “All right, at least being near you is worth it.”

Meanwhile outside the police station, Aron was checking surveillance around the area while Rolo is looking through any security camera around the neighborhood to know which ones to avoid so nobody will suspect anything. Lex then told the plan to the rest of them as followed: Murasaki and Nola will distract some of the police officers via car “trouble” and to flirt with them a bit, Aka will be crowd control and as for him, Nanashi, Devo & Magnum will handle getting MAK from there.

As the ceremony started, Mayor Letchin is getting ready for his speech as MAK and Kai returned from freshening up and they needed to find two seats together but as they find only three left; they rushed to get there but Dice ended up taking the middle seat. “FUCK!!” entered the minds of MAK and Kai. “Well, you two got to be apart sometimes.” Dice slyly said.  MAK didn’t look too happy with him taking Kai’s seat and the fact that other seat is between him and Rick, MAK felt right if he sat between them but Kai decided that she wanted to take the plunge for him and so she did.

It finally started with Mayor Letchin delivering his speech, honoring the efforts of the Parish Heights Police Station with Reeds, Seiki and Cyan standing beside him and Lt. Barfeld the right of him. While that’s happening, the tension between The Cain’s and MAK and Kai are getting very close to call. “So, I see you’ve been playing house with your lady, huh?” Dice said with a silent and threatening voice, “Did you really think you were going to hide from us any longer? Oh, and that goes to you and your girl, too.” Rick got in on the conversation as well, addressing this to Kai, “So, it is true. You and MAK have been more than ‘just friends’.  Hell, I can tell both of y’all were making out last night.” She looked nervous and a bit frantic from his appearance and she felt the need to respond this, “Look, I think you need to get my love life out of your head.  What me and MAK do is frankly none of your fucking business and furthermore, I swear, if one of you threaten anyone, from me, MAK, Cyan or anyone close to me, you will regret it.” Rick and Dice didn’t take that too seriously and try not to laugh to draw attention to themselves, “Really, the only member of your little group who isn’t a half-animal or someone who’s more bluer than a Na’vi. “ MAK then got up to their faces and silently said, “Well, Kai did slap the shit out of you at the store that one time, as I recall,” Kai smirked at the both of them, “And she’s right. You try to do something here, we as in me and Kai, will make you pay for that. Believe that shit.”

The plan that Lex laid out is now taking into effect as Nola was recklessly driving with Murasaki in the passenger side, holding for dear life and to make it look real enough, but unknown to them, somebody else was also planning something with this. After Letchin finished his speech, he went to introduced Barfeld as the recipient for his award with the whole force clapping and cheering, which did stopped both Cain, MAK and Kai from arguing and speaking of that, Rick was secretly dialing his phone to begin the plan and as it did, a car came crashing down but Saki and Nola bailed out of there before it crashed near the station. Everyone took notice from that and as the officers went to check it out to see any bodies or survivors  there but when they smell gas, as if it’s about blow up, every officer told the people to back away from car and run for cover.

Suddenly, when something has about to blow up, it wasn’t the damaged car but the same person that was spotted earlier put a car bomb on one of the cruisers and created an explosion frenzy, which causes Rick to go, “What in the fuck? That wasn’t in part of the plan. I’m going to kill those fucking kids.” He thinks that this was all the Darksiders’ doings.

Aron and Rolo were surprised as well as they needed to run from the explosion debris falling, “What the hell happened?” Rolo said and as he called on his walkie-talkie, “Saki! Nola! Did you know about a bomb plan?” Both of them said, “No! We swear we didn’t know. You’re lucky that we ditch the car before it all happened.” Saki panted from the thought of almost being blown up but Nola tried to calm her down, “Saki, baby, Don’t worry. You’re safe with me. “She then came bearing tears and crying down to Nola’s chest and said, “Nola…..Why did we take this job? If I haven’t known this would happen, I wouldn’t have said yes. I just…..I don’t want to lose you…NOT TO THIS!!!”

Everyone had to split from the smoke and fire while all the officers round up all the people that made it out safe and sound and as they are counting, Seiki noticed two people missing, “OK, that’s everyone……wait, MAK and Kai are missing!! Cyan!! Your sister and her boyfriend are gone.” Cyan looked back at the people, “What? Oh no, oh no, oh no. Where could they’ve went?” Rick and Dice didn’t know and neither did Reeds as Cyan asked them first for some reason.

But in actuality, Kai and MAK ran into the station where it was safe and sound, or at least, that’s what they think. “OK……I can’t believe my stupid ass would’ve thought going here was a good idea and apparently car bombings and meeting those guys are the highlights of this trip.” Kai objected to that statement, “Hey! Just remember this was your idea to come down here. You wanted to get away from your stress but yet this isn’t the best way to do that.”

“Hey!!!” Lex in a mask said while aiming his gun at him, “Are you MAK?” MAK thought about responding and he said, “Who wants to know? But the question is…who the fuck is you?” Then all of a sudden, Magnum came behind him and said, “I believe you are in no position to talk back, man.” Then Nanashi put a grip on him, pinning him down on the ground. “MAK!!” Kai shouted as Devo came to hold her down, “Let me go! LET ME GO, DAMMIT!! That’s my boyfriend you got pinned down.” Lex approached to her, looking up and down at her, “So I guess you move on, haven’t you……Kai?” Kai’s eyes widen as the masked one knew her name, “How in the hell you know my name?” Then Lex takes off his mask to reveal himself for their eyes, “Lex?”  Nanashi then added, speaking to MAK by the way, “Oh yeah, let me catch up on this. You see, that guy Lex, he used to date your girl there. Don’t worry; they didn’t fuck so there aren’t any worries for you there.”

“Wow, thanks for the unwanted news, Nanashi,” Lex said, “Next you want to tell them that I sleep with a retainer because I grind my teeth violently?” Kai said, “Actually I already knew about the teeth thing, but aside from that, WHY IN THE HELL DID YOU BLOW UP HALF THE SQUAD CARS?”  Then Aka came into the fray, heard what Kai said and she responded, “We didn’t plan that shit! All we were told to do was to get you and we get paid with that bounty.”  MAK said, “Let me guess, Rick and Dice Cain?”

Lex then said, “Really? You think we would work for those fuckers?” All of them stared at him, thinking he was some kind of dumbass, “OK, yeah, but he came to us for some reason.” Speaking of those two, they happened to just came in the room and Lex was looking pissed at them, “What the fuck’s going on? Why did Saki’s car blow up? Who’s planted those other car bombs? And why right now are police bulletins are saying arrest after every DarkSider member?” Dice went up to him and said, “Let’s just say we need another deal with someone and your services are no longer required.” Then Rick and Dice pull out their guns aiming at everyone and then Rick went to where Kai was and Devo went in trying to cut him but Rick knew his trick, grabbed his arm, and held a tight grip on his hand and knocked him down on the wall. “Fucking rookie.”

Magnum then started to aim his gun at Rick and Dice’s heads, “I wouldn’t be so sure of that……nigga.” Dice then grabbed his gun and shot at Magnum, “Not so fucking tough now, aren’t you, nigga?” Nanashi then choked Dice with a cooper wire but Rick grabbed a tranquilizer needle to eject some in Nanashi but Devo grabbed him and tried to get the needle from him. Lex and Aka tried to help Nanashi as she was thrown by Dice and he has her pinned down until Aka jumped on him and then Nanashi got back into it.

While that’s happening, there was some strange woman with green hair and a panda hat were skulking in the room and Kai was the first to notice as that woman was telling them, “Hey, you! Yes, you and your friend there. Come on, you need to get out of here. Just follow me and you’ll be fine.” So MAK and Kai escaped from there without a trace.

Devo was still incapacitated with Rick at the moment with Lex throwing in some punches at him but Dice and Rick both jumped on Lex as a swarm of police is about to come on. Everyone else was about to jet out of there but Aka tried to pull Lex out of there, “Aka! You need to get out of here! NOW!!” It looked like Aka didn’t want to leave and would rather shoot it out but she thought it would be too risky to take a chance, “OK! I’ll go. But we’re bailing you out the first chance we get!!”, and so, she left before the cops caught up to him and instead they arrested Lex.

Meanwhile, Kai and MAK are 2 blocks away from the police station running from the outrage and in need to hide. They picked one in a dank and wet alley and begin to hide there until the heat dies down. MAK panted and panted until he had this to say, “So, you think we lost him?” Kai went to check on the situation and she said, “No. We’re pretty good here.” The green haired woman then said, “Fantastic, now if we can—“but was interrupted when MAK had to let out something, “You….dated somebody from a gang…and you never told me about this?”

“I didn’t think it was the right time to tell you about…….WHOA, WHOA, WHOA! Don’t put this on me!! Aren’t you the one who lied about your powers?” Kai said to him then sassed him for his lies. “Hold up!! This isn’t about me. You dated some guy that’s coming for my ass? That is actually more important than my past right now.” For the next few minutes, Kai and MAK argue and argue about the whole situation, going back and forth on this whole thing until green-haired girl had enough of hearing it. “Will you two please shut the fuck up right now? I’m trying to tell you something important here.” They begin to shut up and listen, “OK, those guys have a digital ledger containing all the bounties that are hidden from every police station in the city and it contains a certain bounty that’s worth $60 million and once you’re in control of the ledger, you can do anything to do it, even erase the bounty from existence.” MAK liked that last part of erasing the bounty and wiping his slate clean. “But unfortunately, The Darksiders got it now in their building.” That sudden hope on MAK’s face turn into disappointment meaning he has to do what he really doesn’t need to do.

Back at the Darksiders’ house, Aron and Rolo were waiting for the rest to come back while Nola needed to comfort Murasaki after that car bomb incident as Saki was holding Nola tight in her arms. Rolo asked if anything’s all right and that can he do something about it but Nola said that she was fine but Saki definitely needed her.  Aron showed some concern for her, too, and this time he wasn’t acting his usual self and then came the rest minus Lex into the home. “What’s up, guys,” Rolo said, “So anything good came out of this? We finally got that MAK guy?” But Rolo may have chosen his words wrong as Aka was feeling sullen and depressed coming back there. “Hey, where’s Lex at?” Aron said, “There’s got to be good news to this.”

“There isn’t,” Devo said, “Those bastards The Cain Brothers betrayed us. They got Lex arrested and held him responsible for the bombings today. Plus, MAK and his girlfriend escaped without a trace.” Aka out of anger punched a wall and said, “Shit!! I should’ve gotten Lex out of there. Why did I have to leave him? I could’ve gotten him out. I know I would’ve….but……FUCK!! (She punched the same wall again)” Nanashi then tried to calm her down, “Aka….Aka…….AKA!!…..Don’t worry about Lex. I’m sure he’ll be—actually, never mind.”  Saki got up to see how Aka is doing and seeing how Aka is dealing with this did provoke Saki to show concern and care for her as well.

“I got to get that ledger tonight.” MAK said at the alley. “That’s the only choice I got here. I can’t live like this anymore. I need to fix this damage.” But Kai wasn’t too sure about sneaking in there, “But, MAK, even if you do get the ledger and erase your bounty, how’s that stopping them from hunting and killing you?’ MAK said, “Well, the key here is mostly money. No one wants to kill someone for free. It’s the circle of urban life. You have to pay the price to be an assassin.”  Kai pondered more about this, “I don’t know about this, but if it’s the only way, then you got to try that.” And before they left, the girl decided to introduce herself in case they need to contact her more, “Well, I must be off. I have a city to look out for. Oh, I’m sorry for the delayed welcome but my name is Tomoki Miayama or by my moniker, Midori Hybrid and I are of a higher calling than you know of, MAK/Blue Hybrid and Kai Barrett of Kakurega.” Then she disappeared without a trace in front of their eyes.  They wanted to question that existence but Kai’s cell phone rang and it was Cyan on the phone.

“Cyan?” Kai said and Cyan responded, “Kai! Oh, you’re all right. I was getting worried there. Is MAK with you?”  “Yeah”, she said and she’d gotten MAK on the phone for him to say something, “Don’t worry, Cyan, I’m right here.”

“Look, I’m sorry we had to split out of there but we had to get out of there qu——“, before Kai can finish that sentence, Cyan said, “Look, I’m not mad at you for thinking a way to escape with your lives. I’m just glad both of you are safe and sound and we got the suspect in custody.” Kai gulped at that moment, “Well, did he confess to anything yet?” Cyan answered her, “No. He kept saying some bogus answer of ‘they were framed’ or ‘someone set him up’ but we weren’t falling for that. Hell, Seiki keep smashing his hand for a confession (Flashback to her actually cracking Lex’s hand; “OWW!! Dammit! I keep telling you that….cracks hand again Oh, FUCK that hurts.”) But he’s not saying a thing.” Kai did seem relieved that he wasn’t confessed to anything that’s linked to her and/or MAK, “Look, I want you and MAK to go back to the apartment. It looks like I might be here all night, investigating this whole ordeal.”

“All right, I’m heading back there right now. Talk to you later, Cyan.”

“See you later, Kai.” As both of them got through talking and hung up, MAK was heading the opposite way, “Wait, where are you going?” Kai said, “Cyan said that we need to head home.”

“Kai, you heard what the Midori girl said, DarkSiders got the ledger. I’m going to sneak in there, get it, erase the bounty off my head, and move on with my life.” MAK said in a determined fashion but Kai disagreed with his statement, “MAK, NO!! We can’t get caught up in this again! We got away once and we need to stay that way.”

“And what do you think I’m trying to do with this?” MAK argued with and he also added, “We just can’t keep hiding for the rest of our lives. Besides Cyan is going to be at the station all night, I can get there in less than an hour or two.” Kai is fully against the idea and she was getting really worried for him all over again but then she thought if the idea could work and that way, she wouldn’t have to keep lying to Cyan since the lie would eventually die. “I heard that police are looking for every DarkSider member in the area, so you can infiltrate there to get it and once you get the ledger and delete the bounty, you get back here and we can leave this behind us.” MAK then said, “Kai, I promise you I will get back to your arms and I will stay there for the rest of my life.” But first, MAK took Kai back to Cyan’s place to drop her off, kissed her as he left again and went on to precede the plan.

Then in the shadows, two hybrid girls were watching MAK as he prepares himself for his mission, “Do you think he can be the next one amidst us?” one of them asked, “He wasn’t born a hybrid, but he has the style, wit, and determination of one.” Then Midori/Tomoki spoke up and said, “I know he’s ready. I think after this, we’ll know.”

“So we need to hit one of the strip clubs tonight?” Dice said as he counted his dollar bills to throw, “Yeah, yeah, I need to get my mind off that fucked up mission.” Rick said as he continued with, “Those fucking Darksiders, the whole force, not to mention fucking MAK and Kai gave me a migraine, but yeah, I need some titties and ass to cheer me up.”

Later into the night at one of the clubs that the Darksiders have part ownership called the Indo Silver Club, where the ledger happens to be hidden and all the members (the ones that are not jailed) happen to be there as Aka is knocking a few drinks to calm her down from today; Aron and Rolo are hitting on women on the dance floor; Magnum was getting lucky himself on the dance floor, too; Saki and Nola are doing their usual deal and Devo was trying to hit on Nanashi…again. “So…rough day, huh?” Devo asked, “Well, I’m still alive, aren’t I?” Nanashi said, “I’m glad I was able to handle that Dice idiot, although my back still hurts like hell.” She went to stretch her back while Devo was staring at her chest. She notices him staring at that moment but Devo played it cool like he accidentally glared off somewhere. She wasn’t falling for that. “Come on, Devo, you didn’t think I would notice?” Devo then got into the “don’t slap the shit out of me” phase but she didn’t go there. “What? I don’t mind you checking me out like that. You’re one of the few guys I don’t threaten on a regular basis, aside from the rest of the guys.”

“You talk to Aka lately?” Devo asked, “Yeah, she’s been moody for the last few hours.  Me, Saki and Nola talked to her earlier, she just wants to get her mind off Lex and only thinking about him makes it worse.” Nanashi then offered Devo something else to do here, he suggested dancing but he wasn’t much of one but she got something else in mind for later. Outside of the club, MAK stakeout the place and scope out to see where the ledger was located at and he had a hunch that it was in the master manager room luckily he can turn on his stealth mode and sneak in there like easy.

Back at Cyan’s place, Kai was watching coverage of the whole bombing for any development or mention of someone in particular then she started to fall asleep and that’s when Cyan came home and she looked rather a mix of pissed and disappointed.  She called Kai to wake up three times until she poured cold water on her and it was very surprising to her, “Cyan, what the hell?  Why am I all wet?” Cyan really couldn’t care less as she said, “Save it. As it turns out somebody in this home is keeping a secret from me….better yet, two recent somebodies in here.” Kai tried to act dumb to her as if she don’t know what she’s talking about, “Kai, I know you dated Lex Jaga and everything…..and I mean everything! The fact that Rick and Dice are after MAK for a large bounty in a digital ledger and you never told this to me?”  Cyan looked less angry as she turns to a sullen voice, “I get you want to protect your boyfriend and I like MAK, too, but you know that I can’t keep this from my superiors. I don’t want to end up like the ones in the Rail Gate scandal.”

Kai said, “But those guys got arrested for dealing with gangs and money laundering.” Then Cyan said, “They still got caught and now they’re rotting in a jail cell. What would Mom and Dad think of me doing this shit? I just……I……wait, where’s MAK? I need to confront him about his.” She then went to check MAK in the guest room, while Kai tried to stop her but it was too late. She knows MAK isn’t in there and she took a guess to where he’s at. “He went to erase the bounty from the ledger, did he?” Kai shook her head in defeat and then both of them heard the police bulletin that Rick and Dice are headed for the Indo Silver Club to arrest all of the Darksiders, which where MAK is at right now.

Meanwhile in the Club, MAK get in there without being spotted and we went to look for the digital ledger in the master manager room. He got there in the room and he log in with a passcode that was left in the desk to track down his name in the ledger. After 62 searches, he found it listed as “MAK The Hybrid; net worth – $6-60 million” and as he was about to delete it, the door handle was jiggling meaning MAK needed to go back into stealth mode and the people who came in was Devo and Nanashi.

As they entered, Nanashi grabbed and kissed Devo very hard and aggressively rough, as he was really getting into it. Devo needed to breathe for a minute, “Whoa! Damn, you’re a good kisser.” Nanashi chuckled, “I did practice a lot when I was younger.” Then she proceeded to take off her jacket and her shirt as she kept making out with Devo even more. While that was happening, MAK was hiding in the desk, trying to escape without them noticing although he’s invisible.

It seemed like he can escape right now and say it’s the wind but a few moments later, he did try to escape but the Blue Leaf was starting to wear off a little and just when Devo got Nanashi topless, MAK was exposed and out in the open. “YOU!!” Nanashi shouted as she grabbed her gun from the ground, attempting to shoot him but he jumped out of the window. Devo pushed the silent alarm to get the others’ attention. They came here quick and Aka said, “What’s going on here? Why did you push the alarm, Devo, and why is Nanashi half-naked?”  Devo said, “No time to explain. MAK is here!!”  Aron and Magnum took notice of Nanashi’s appearance but Aron was the first to open his mouth, “Wait, if Nanashi and Devo saw him in here, why are they……Wait, did you—“ Nanashi shut his mouth and said, “We got a runner on the loose. Focus on that and not on me.”

Outside the club, Rick and Dice were waiting at the door, “Man, I didn’t understand why you had to grab that stripper to your lap. You forgot about that ‘no harassing the dancers’ shit?” Dice then said, “Well, she promised I can touch them. She should’ve kept it.” Then they somewhat notice MAK running from the back alley and following that was Aka, Nanashi, Devo, & Magnum getting in their bikes to chase him down. “Him again?” Dice said, “Yep” Rick said.

“Calling all officers, I just spotted Darksiders in motorized bikes off of Midway Lane. Rest of them might be in the Indo Silver Club, I repeat, in the Indo Silver Club.” MAK kept running from them until a black Escalade came at his path and it was Tomoki driving, “Quick! Get in!!” and so he did and she drove off. Also in the car were the two girls that was with her earlier watching MAK’s every move; the cat girl on the left side was Loyuka and the wolf girl on the right side of the car was Cassie; they are Tomoki’s assistant partners and fixers of the Hybrid World.

“So, Ao Hybrid, did you erase your bounty files or did you manage to screw that up?” Loyuka said, “HA HA HA (he laughed sarcastically), I almost had it but the two members fucking notice me as I escaped……..and what does Ao Hybrid mean anyway?” Cassie said as she lean up to him, “Well, Ao is Japanese for Blue and you happen to glow blue when showing your power in action. Just like how Moki Moki’s nickname is Midori because she’s green and her panda-like traits.” Tomoki did seem aggravated by that comment, “Cass, why do you always have to call me Moki Moki?” Then Cassie went to the baby-talk route, “Because Moki Moki is an adorable name for you.”  Loyuka interrupted the small talk, “Guys, we got more things to worry about, like those guys shooting at us.” Then she yelped from the bullet ricocheting and MAK grabbed one of Tomoki’s guns and started to shoot them.

Aka was deflecting the bullets and reiterated by rimming her bike into the car, “Eat some of this shit, fucker!!” Then throw some daggers into the car, cracking the back window and broke the rearview mirror. Devo then got to the passenger side and tried to grab MAK by the neck, choking him for a few seconds until he got a pen and stab him with it. “You fucking prick!!” Devo said, “Yeah, well….says the guy that shot at me” Then he punches Devo, almost making him fell off his bike but Nanashi got him at the last minute, “Thanks”, Devo said as he panted from almost being in an accident and then Nanashi drove around the driver side to take out her, “Bitch, stop the car unless you want a fucking bullet hole in the membrane!!”  Tomoki wasn’t paying any mind as she stop the car just in time to back up and reverse into a different direction and then she pushed a button to split the car into 4 motorcycles and all 4 of them drove off in different directions. “Shit.” Magnum said, “Which one do we follow?”

Nanashi said, “How about the one that doesn’t have boobs?” But Magnum replied, “I think the guy might have them, too.”

“Oh, fuck off, nigga, you’re about as big as I am!!” MAK said in a distance away from them. Aka told those to split up in the same directions are found them off there. At the Indo Silver Club; Aron, Rolo, Murasaki & Nola went to evade the spot as the police arrived to arrest them. Luckily, they sneaked out the back way away from the commotion. Aron wanted to call the others to check on the MAK status but Rolo was against it as the police could track their cellphone but when they tried to leave, Dice showed up and said, “Now, um….I believes that the exit’s the other way.” And then they tried the run the other way but Rick was behind them the whole time, “Oh, this is the other way I heard about.” And then he uses a stun gun to shock Aron and Rolo but with as they went for Murasaki, Nola knocked Dice out and had to fight Rick off, “Saki, get out of here now!” Murasaki refused as she didn’t want to leave her side, “Dammit, girl, you need to go now!!” Then Nola screamed as she was shocked with the stun gun and was hit with the tranquilizer Dice had in his pocket, “NOLA!!” she screamed out and as soon they went for Saki and at the last swoop, she was grabbed by one of the motorcycles that Tomoki had and left smoke to distract Rick and Dice.

His cellphone rang and it was Reeds who made the call, “Cain, did you apprehend any Darksiders?” Rick said, “Yeah, just three of them. One of them was a fighter, though, but the rest went out to chase MAK. “Wait, man, where the fuck are you at?” Reeds sinisterly said, “Oh, I’m right where I need to be.” And where he was is at the apartment complex Cyan stayed in.

As he went in, Seiki was right behind him, “Reeds, what the hell are you doing here? The rest of the police are at the Indo Silver Club, arresting the Darksiders.” Reeds stood silent and he begun to smirk, “You know, Argento, I always thought you was a bit of a bitch,” and as he said that he pulled a silencer out on Seiki, “Reeds, what the fuck’s going on? Please tell me you’re just playing.” He kept aiming it at her and she tried to move but not too quickly for him to shoot quickly. He shot first as she ran upstairs to Cyan’s apartment but unfortunately as she got there, Reeds shot her in the legs and then as he came closer, he shot her again in the kneecap as she screams bloody murder, loud enough that Cyan heard it from the front door.

Kai also heard the scream, too, and Cyan was getting bad vibes as she wanted Kai to hide in the underground room that no one, not even MAK, knows about. Reeds entered the room, barging in without warning, but Cyan grabbed a bat from the wall and went to bash his skull in the head but as she did, the bang felt more metallic as if he got a metal plate in his head. “Yeah, it’s amazing what technology can do nowadays.” Reeds then grabbed the bat from her and then he grabbed Cyan, only to rough her up a bit and it really got malicious as he throw her down and kick her in the sides. A car was pulling enough, “Aaahhh, my company’s here. You may remember Rick and Dice don’t you?” Both of them waved evilly and then they dragged Cyan from the ground and tape her mouth shut, as well as Seiki and they left the house without knowing that Kai’s underground. But before that, Reeds decided to tanker with something in the building, plus leaving a message and then they left, putting a bloody Seiki and a roughed-up and screaming Cyan in the trunk and left.

As they left, Tomoki & Loyuka followed MAK into Cyan’s place to warn them about the police, “OK, We need them to warn them quickly as we don’t have time on our side.” But as they almost went in, part of the place blew up in an explosion that takes up Cyan’s apartment space, leaving MAK thinking she and Kai are still there but in there, Kai ducked behind the washer and dryer with a fireproof tarp. MAK screamed in anguish in seeing the apartment that his girlfriend and her sister were in but Loyuka checked the damage to get heat signatures from dead bodies, “Tomoki, signs show that they are no dead bodies in there. Don’t worry, MAK, your girlfriend is fine. Chances are that she might be under the floorboards of the house.” Then suddenly, something from the floorboards open up and it was Kai, as she was coughing from the smoke and getting away from the flames.

“MAK!!!” she screamed at him to get his attention.

“Kai?” MAK questioned as he turned to her direction as they both hold and embraced him, “MAK, you’re here!!  (she was starting to cry) It was terrible!! It was Reeds, that detective who we saw earlier at the ceremony. He’s working for Rick and Dice. They came in here, shot Seiki and brutally beaten Cyan only to kidnap them and he just blew the place up.” Tomoki analyzed the burnt remnants of the place, finding a USB memory stick and a laptop with instructions that just say “H1EO” (meaning Hybrid’s eyes only), and insert the stick, finding a video in there, recorded earlier and it was Reeds on camera, “OK, MAK, we all know your identity by now and you erasing that bounty won’t do shit for you. It’s already in the system. Oh yeah…..say hello, bitch.” And there was Cyan tied down on the ground, “You see, man? Your very existence is part of the reason for her coming demise.” She then tried to speak but felt too weak but Reeds decide to help, “Oh? You got something to say? Well, spill it!!” Cyan looked straight into the camera and said, “MAK, I don’t blame you for getting me in this. I should’ve known Reeds was a dirty cop from the beginning. (She begins to tear up…) but please if I don’t make it out alive, take care of my sister and to tell her I’m so sorry I might not be around and that….I…love the both of you very much.” She was really crying after that but Rick and Dice then taped her mouth again. “So, you need to turn yourself in and maybe she can be reunited with her sister again. Got it? Good.” The video ends after that.

MAK was shocked, disgusted, and pissed at that video as he really felt he was responsible for this whole mess. As his anger build up, his powers start to act up with him glowing blue in a fit of rage and he lets it all out, with an internal fire brewing inside him. “THAT’S IT!!!! NO MORE BULLSHIT SAFE PLANS, NO MORE RUNNING AWAY, AND NO MORE HIDDEN SECRETS!!! It cost me my sanity, my life, affected my friends and girlfriend and now my girlfriend’s sister!?!?!? I want Rick and Dice’s heads on a silver platter to feed the fucking dogs!! I want those motherfuckers dead!!!” The anger in MAK was frightening Kai so much, she had to step away from him, getting behind Tomoki and Loyuka and after MAK calmed down, Tomoki explained to him, “MAK, we will make Rick and Dice bleed for what they done.”  Then she went to Kai and said, “We will get your sister back alive. We Hybrids swear it on our lives.” Then Cassie showed up late, “Hey, I’m back…Whoa! What happened here…Well, anyway, I bought somebody that might help us.” And it was Murasaki that was riding on back with her.

“Whoa, whoa, whoa, wait a fucking minute;” MAK said pointing a gun at her, “She was with the Darksiders. They tried to kill me, too.” And speaking of them, they showed up with guns cocked behind MAK, “We heard the whole thing and despite what you may think of us, we’re not some common gang members……although you might hear that a lot in TV shows but still.” MAK lowered his gun at Murasaki and the others lowered theirs, too.  Murasaki explained to all of them, “Rick and Dice also got half of our team down there and if any of us tried to go down there, we’ll get thrown in there, too……but I’m willing to rescue everybody including your sister and her friend and I think we need to settle this beef.” Aka then said, “Saki does have a point. I mean, the reason why we chased you is because of that bounty and Cain did screw us…..but fuck it, we’re going to screw him now.” Then the rest of them looked at her weird for her weird phrasing, “NOT LIKE THAT!!” and soon they have 18 hours to rescue their loved ones.

17 HOURS AND 45 MINUTES LATER….

There was a warehouse near the coast of the Parish River; it’s also the same place with the Rail Gate scandal took place at. Inside the building, Reeds, Rick & Dice along with a few of their own men (not associated with the police) guarding all around the place, and we see Cyan, Seiki, Lex, Aron, Rolo & Nola tied up in the room with someone guarding it, making sure no sneak attacks to come. We see Cyan the only one bound and gagged with Lex saying, “What’s that, detective?  I can’t hear over the sound of gibberish.” Seiki, who regained consciousness after being shot twice, said, “You know, you don’t have to be such a dick.” And Lex snapped back with, “And yet you being sassy is what got you shot and dragged here in the first place.” Then she followed back with, “You know I can still break your hand, right?” Lex then decided to shut up. Rolo said that he wondered why the only person bound and gagged was Cyan and why they are spared but Aron said, “Because Cain is trying to toy with MAK by putting her in the worst positions possible and as for us…..well, he can just waste us anytime.”  But Nola wasn’t hearing all that, “Why do you got to say that? The guys will get us out of this one way or another. Plus, I know Saki and she wouldn’t take this any of this lightly.” Cyan kept looking discouraged even more than ever, thinking if MAK is going to actually go through with turning himself in so she can live, but the more she thinks about it, the more worried and concerned she gets.

Now at 5 minutes until the deal happens, Reeds’ men round up them to head upstairs and outside of that, the rest of the Darksiders were discussing the plan to get over them with the Hybrid girls and MAK, “Everybody know what to do?”, Tomoki asked, “Now me, the girls and Kai will be watching from on top while the rest of you will do the negotiation as planned.” And so they split before Rick and Dice came to the door, “So, you got the prize?” Aka said, “Yes, he’s right here.” She showed MAK with a bag over his head, “I thought the bag would be a nice touch.”  Rick laughed at her for that, “Cute.” And then he grabbed MAK only to have him and Dice pushed him into the spotlight.

Cyan’s eyes widen as she saw MAK like this and she call his name, albeit muffled. “Well, I see somebody has been missing you a lot,” Dice said and then after that, he went to ungagged Cyan so she can speak, “MAK!! MAK!!” She screamed out his name a couple of times, “Bitch, don’t make me gagged you again!! (As MAK was about to strike Dice) Don’t you even think about using your damn power or else, Sister-in-law gets it in the membrane.” He was pointing a pistol aiming at Cyan’s head and his trigger finger was getting itchy, “WAIT!!” MAK said, “Please…don’t shoot her or hurt Seiki even more. Please?” Aron then said, “Um….what about us?” Rolo then told him to shut up and whispered something to him, as in Rolo knows something’s up. Dice then cut Cyan and Seiki free and as she carried Seiki from her bloody knees, she ran up to MAK with a hand on his face and silently said, “Please tell me you got a plan brewed up.” MAK gave a wink at her without them noticing, meaning there is.

“WAIT A FUCKING MINUTE HERE!!” Reeds said holding a shotgun aiming at MAK, Cyan & Seiki, “Why are we letting them escape? We already got the money but they know all about me. They know I set up this and I’ll get kicked off the force. We shooting these bitches right here right now!!!” Rick then got a little angry and got up in his face, “You dumb fucker!! You have any idea what the hell I went through to make this deal? My boss is not having this shit once he’s through with you!!” Reeds did slapped Rick and said, “Fuck your boss!! My boss will have my ass on a platter.” Then Dice started to point his pistols at Reeds, “Nigga, don’t make me shoot your ass now.” Reeds then pointed his shotgun at him, “I don’t think you want to pull that trigger…..nigga.” So the Cain’s and Reeds are at a Mexican standoff position, giving Aka the signal for everybody to unleash everything they got.

So first came Tomoki, who used a large piece of steel to break the building ceiling open and it took out of the men and then she, Loyuka & Cassie jumped in there out of nowhere with her green aura glowing, “I’m afraid that your deal will be null and void…..permanently.” The henchmen then begin shooting at them as they zigzag and moved swiftly from the bullets and attack with their own weapons, especially with Tomoki using her panda traits to grab and give a bloody claw beating at him. Soon they were a ton of smoke and mist in the air and that’s when the Darksiders made their attack. Aka took out the first round of henchmen, Magnum went hand to hand combat with some of them and Nanashi and Devo did a team tag round with a lot of shooting coming from them.  Saki went over there to free the others, while handing Lex a pistol and leading Aron, Rolo and Nola out of there quick. “Get me the fuck out of here!!” Aron screamed as he and Rolo escaped while Nola was running and saying, “Saki! I told them you would come to us. I just knew it!!” And then she kissed Murasaki deep on the lips for rescuing her as she blushed.

As the shooting commenced, MAK had to figure a way to avoid getting shot but loads of bullets came flying at him and then he remembered he had some leftover Blue Leaf in his pocket. He had no time to inject it so he drank it quick and as that happens, Cyan and Seiki fought off some henchmen to get their guns and began shooting at all of them, especially at Reeds, but he kept running away from the bullets, “Reeds, you fucking bastard!!” Seiki said with rage in her body. Cyan got one bullet in his arm and Seiki got him in the legs, “Owwww……oooohhhh……AH! AH! AAAHHHH!!!!” Reeds kept limping away from the gunfire but Rick and Dice tracked him down to outside but when Reeds got out there, Kai was aiming to shoot him right at that moment, “OK, look, don’t make me do what I was going to do with your sister. Yeah, I could’ve just raped her there but you….you hit on my scale.” She kept aiming and said, “Move another muscle and I will fucking end you now.”

Rick and Dice was about to grab Kai but they were pulled back telepathically by a certain type of force and then a pipe just came to life and it beat Rick’s ass silly and out of nowhere, Dice has been shot in the knees and he screamed from the pain as he fell down and then to add more pain, a sharp piece of steel was impaled to Dice’s leg and he screamed even harder at that, and as it turns out it was MAK that was behind all of that. Dice was shouting beyond pain with, “MAK!!! You son of a bitch!! You did this to me!! Aw, shit!!” He walked on by staring at Dice as MAK pulled his gun out of his pocket and he checked for bullets and as he put the gun at his head and said, “Yeah, feels familiar, doesn’t it?” But in the last minute, Rick grabbed MAK out of nowhere. Kai kept aiming on Reeds and Cyan and Seiki were watching the whole thing, “Kai!!” she shouted at her but then got distracted by Reeds and she got decked by him and he grabbed her with a blade near her neck.

Rick was holding MAK to the ground but he disappeared from there and uses a brick at him and MAK kept beating Rick with a brick. Then Rick throws some dirt at his eyes to blind him and get a few hits at him. Rick roundhouse kicked him to near the river.

Reeds is on the very near edge to slit Kai’s throat as the others watched her in peril. ”You see,” Reeds said, “You’re just a damsel in distress. Your only job is to be captured and wait for your boyfriend to save you and fuck. You are nothing special and you never will be.” Then he grabbed her ass to make it even worse. Those words caused a nerve to go off and making Kai furious as Reeds got distracted a bit, she nearly escaped from him and punched him one-two in the face, in the torso, kneed him in the groin and then head-butted him. “Like one wolf girl I know told me, I’m special because I’m normal and you will pay for hurting my family, you rat bastard.” Then Seiki went in to take over for Kai, “Kai, I wouldn’t waste my last punch to this fucker. I’ll take care of him.” Then Seiki got a shotgun and aimed it at Reeds’ face and said, “You know, you’re right, I never did like you….” Then she shot him in the legs, the torso, and for the finale, the head. Near the river, it looks like Rick has the edge over MAK as he was about to throw him into there and as he did, MAK did a move of reversing the throw, grabbing Rick, throwing him in the air and then body slamming him down the ground.  MAK got up, brush some dirt off his shoulder and spit at Rick, and he then said, “I finally did what I should’ve done after all these years, you cocksucker!!” And then he kicked him in the sides and stomp on him as he left.

So now MAK, Kai, Cyan, Seiki, all of the Darksiders and the Hybrid Girls have to make a run for it as the police sirens came from the calls they were getting about a loud ruckus in the warehouse, so the Hybrid Girls took him somewhere to hide away from the public in an underground fortress unknown to the public. While there, Cyan talked to MAK and Kai and how they need to explain everything to her and what they have been through and from everything to a secret protected house, the anime reviewing, the roommates known as Angel, Akuma & Kurai & the hi-jinks going on around there; some that Cyan even laughed hard at, especially the story of MAK being gender swapped….twice. Hell, the male members of the Darksiders felt pity for him while the rest of the females either squee or laughed at that, but Cassie definitely squee for that part.

After hearing all those stories, Tomoki told all of them that even though they can’t go back to their regular lives due to the consequences that they might have, but she said that, “However, with most of you being either half-human/half-animal/half-beings and normal humans like Kai, Cyan & Seiki being our allies, we reveal to you about our secret underground society, but we haven’t thought of a name for it yet so that’s classified for now.”  As Tomoki and the girls are about to set course to there, they went back to MAK to wish him and Kai luck the way back home. Then the Darksiders got to say their goodbyes starting with Lex, “Hey, we’re sorry that we got off the wrong foot and almost ended up killing you.”  MAK accepted their apology, “No worries, bro. I’ll get over that thing….among others.” Lex knew what he was talking about, “Yeah, I know it’s weird that you’re talking to your girl’s ex but I have decided to move on from that. I just want to say I wish the best to you both.”

“Sorry about shooting you back there,” Aka said, “I know he did for us but I was pretty crazy back there.”

Aron and Rolo even offered their services to them the next time they are in some trouble and Magnum gave him his props to his fighting style earlier.  Nanashi and Devo even gave their own apology but MAK offered his first, “Yeah…..sorry about that thing I swear I won’t mention to anyone and——“Devo then said, “Look, don’t worry about it. That stuff is all in the past.” And Nanashi added, “But, seriously, never mention that again!!…..and I’ll be happy to see you and your girl again. You’re actually one badass mofo there, MAK.”

“Shit, I can say the same to you, girl,” MAK said, “Devo, never leave that girl….EVER!!” Then Devo smiled at Nanashi and said, “Don’t worry. I won’t.” Then he went in to kiss Nanashi and with success and last but not least both Murasaki and Nola give their thanks to everyone in the room, “I just want to thank you all of you for helping rescuing everyone including my Nola.” She went to hug and hold on to Nola.

Then Seiki decided to say something, “I knew there was something that I really like about you two and after today, it made me think of you as my own family, just like Cyan herself.” Then she hugged both MAK and Kai as their train ride came. However, one more person came to say their goodbye to them, “MAK, Kai, I really hope we meet again another day.” And to show her gratitude, Cyan hugged both MAK and Kai and kissed them on the forehead and their train is taking off and is going back to Kakurega. As for the others, Tomoki transported into their Hybrid Society without looking back, except for two people that come to know and love.

On the train ride home, MAK and Kai got their own room courtesy of Tomoki and Cassie as they thought they really needed some well-deserved alone time. “Man, I didn’t think we had enough money to get a larger room and who would have think that…..that…..oh…..oh my….” That last statement was describing the fact that Kai was wearing the lingerie she wore earlier back at Cyan’s apartment. “A second try?” Kai shook her head in a positive manner, “You know when I said you being my true best friend made me fall in love with you? Well, this is me proving it.” So Kai deeply kissed MAK on the lips and then deeply gazed in each other’s eyes in blinding romantic lust.

“Well, this is definitely taking my mind off the stress and to think we got one more day of that vacation.” Then MAK suggested, “How about we just spend the last day making love on the train?’ Kai then said, “I don’t think we can do that.” Then MAK questioned with a slick smile, “Oh and why not?” She answered and laughed at the end, “Because I don’t think I want to be spotted by an attendant and seeing my naked ass.”

Then MAK and Kai wondered about another thing once they get back home……how are they going to tell the others without mentioning Rick and Dice or the whole Hybrid secret underground world?

“You think we should explain the whole Rick and Dice thing to the others when we get back, MAK?” Kai said as she was in the bathroom, doing something different with her hair. “I don’t know,” MAK said, “I don’t think they would care enough about that….well, mostly Angel. She might want to hear about how we kicked their asses though.”

He then laughed at that last remark as did Kai, but she followed that with, “MAK, I know Angel wants to hear about that part. Believe me, I know…….and stop stressing yourself with this, we’re going back home stress-free.” Then Kai came out of the bathroom with a towel wrapped around her head and got close to MAK.

She then said, “Rick and Dice are no longer going to be a problem. That bounty is long-gone and your slate is clean and you got nothing to worry about anymore.” MAK thought about what Kai said and he began to smile at that and said, “You know what? You’re right. Everything fucked-up that happened is behind me and I think things are going to be better from here on out…….especially with……you know…..us.” She then gave MAK a hug and kiss on the lips.

“So you get what I’m saying now, don’t you? Plus, I got a surprise for you.” She then unwrap the towel from her head and now she got blue streaks in her hair, “TA-DA!!!” as she said as MAK glazed at her new look, “I decided to do a little experiment with my hair and I always wanted to have it done like this. So, MAK……you like?” She then showed off her hair, saying either ‘yes’ or ‘no’ in a very flirty way. MAK was still gazing at her hair and all he kept saying was “Pretty. It’s so very, very pretty.” He was mesmerized with the look and said, “You just got more attractive to me, girl…….even though I always find you like that.” Again, they both kissed and proceeded to lustfully make out in the room……again (actually, it was the 5th time they did that.  However, they were told to quiet down the last 3 times).

Meanwhile, in Parish Heights Medical Center, there lays Rick and Dice Cane in intensive care, and by the looks of it, they are never, ever, ever going back into the bounty hunting business again, not even if their wounds ever healed up. However, one person was watching them outside the door and then she got a call. “Listen up carefully, those two fools failed their job to capture the Hybrid and that bounty! Now, he’s just roaming around with those damn wolf girls, that infuriating lynx boy and of course, his little girlfriend in that house.”

The unknown female assailant said, “Well, I did do some research for them by unknowingly hacking into their security systems and monitoring their various activities. I think this can be a piece of cake.”

“Excellent!” the voice said, “Now, go on and do me proud, sweetheart……and please don’t fail on this like your brothers did.”

“Roger that……..”

© 2013 KI2 / Studio Katana / Beautiful + Deadly Project.  All Rights Reserved.

Original sources: http://mak2hybridmedia.tumblr.com/ & http://angelsreview.tumblr.com/Story

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