|QUOTE (ThaddeusMcKlown @ Dec 1 2005, 18:39)|
|Definitely nice, and definitely got me hungerin' for some more. You absolutely HAVE to keep it going with this.-TMcK-|
Thanks. Here's the new (a bit longer) chapter. Keeping a JobVice City Docks – Vice Port, Vice City - Autumn 2001
Sunday – 11:35 AM
As Claude is approaching to the docks once again, he gets a call.
Ortega: “Hey Bill. I’ve been told you called me.”
Claude: “That’s right Mr. Ortega. I wanted to know if the meeting with your cousin is still going to take place.”
Ortega: “Of course it is, what are you talking about? Are you freaking out?”
Claude: “No, no. I’m just saying that with this storm, well, it’s kinda difficult”.
Ortega: “Listen, you gotta be tough in this business. Sissies are no use for me. Do you understand?”
Claude: “I do.” (hangs up)
Claude (thinking): “f*cking asshole. I’d rather work for Chonks again, if he was still alive of course.”
Claude parks the car in the same place as before. He notices a black Rancher and three Kurumas, also black, at the other side of the street.
Claude: “Damn, those look like FBI cars.”
Claude grabs his phone and calls Ortega.
Ortega: “Now what?”
Claude: “There’re some black vehicles in the docks. I think it’s the FBI.”
Ortega (laughing): “Oh yeah, I forgot to tell you. My cousin is an agent. Don’t worry, you’ll be fine.” (hangs up)
Claude (thinking): “Now this is great. Ortega knows a man that has ties with the Cartel and has a cousin that happens to be a fed. Perfect! Now I suspect of Ortega even more.”
The storm starts to calm down. The wind blows weaker and weaker every second.
A little rain is everything that’s left from the fierce storm. The men in the black vehicles get out. Claude looks carefully at them.
Claude: “Well, no familiar faces there. I hope they haven’t investigated me or something.”
Claude prepares himself. He hides a gun in his pants and gets out of the car. He goes near the agents, one of them stops him.
Agent: “Who are you? You can’t go in there, there’s a federal investigation going on.”
Claude: “Listen guys. Luis Ortega sent me. I’m looking for his cousin.”
The agent makes a gesture to another agent, who then proceeds to talk on the radio to someone.
Agent: “While we wait for confirmation, I’ll just leave agent Toreno to keep you company, just in case you’re a rat.”
Agent (yelling): “Hey Toreno, come here! Look at this asshole!”
A tall guy with a deadly look in his eyes and an M-16 in his hands approaches.
Toreno: “And who’s that? Is he looking for trouble?”
Agent: “He says Ortega sent him. We’re getting confirmation.”
Toreno looks at Claude.
Toreno: “I hope you’re telling the truth boy. Otherwise I might have to stick this little baby up your ass.”
The agent with the radio approaches the other agent and tells him something. The other agent nods and goes near Claude and agent Toreno.
Agent: “Ok, Ortega gave us his exact description. Take him to the bridge.”
Toreno: “All right boy, come with me.”White Line Cargo Ship – Vice Port, Vice City - Autumn 2001
Sunday – 11:52 AM
Both Claude and Toreno go inside a cargo ship that just arrived at the docks. Some FBI agents inside notice Claude and prepare their guns.
Toreno: “Easy guys, he’s coming with me.”
Toreno opens a door. An FBI agent is sitting in a desk writing something.
Agent: “Hey Mike, who’s your company?”
Toreno: “He’s the guy that your cousin has sent.”
The agent looks at Claude.
Agent: “And what’s your name?”
Claude: “I’m Bill.”
Agent: “Just like that, ‘Bill’?”
Claude: “Yes, just like that.”
Agent: “Ok. Listen Mike, leave us alone for a minute, ok?”
Toreno leaves the room and closes the door.
Agent: “Ok Bill. I’m Danny... just like that.”
Danny stands up and goes near Claude.
Danny: “Do you want a drink, Bill?”
Claude: “No thanks.”
Danny goes to a mini bar and grabs a bottle of scotch and serves himself a glass.
Danny: “Look Bill, I’ve heard you’ve got good credentials and that you seem trustworthy. I know you had already talked to Luis but I want to make myself clear...”
Danny drinks some scotch.
Danny: “If you screw this up. You and that crooked cop are history. As simple as that.”
Danny drinks some more scotch.
Danny: “If you screw this up. You’re gonna get ass-raped by psychos and degenerates at the state penitentiary and then we’ll kill you if you’re not already dead. As simple as that.”
Danny drinks some more scotch before putting the glass on top of the desk. Stares at Claude for a few seconds and then knocks the door.
Danny (yelling): “Mike, get your ass back here!”
Toreno goes back inside.
Danny: “Take him to the storage rooms. Help him load up the goods in the truck and then let him go.”
Toreno: “All right. Come with me.”
Claude stares at Danny for a moment, then he leaves the room along with Toreno.
Both Claude and Toreno get to the storage rooms. Claude takes a Forklift to pick up the boxes with the textiles while Toreno puts them in the back of the truck. Once they’re done, Toreno opens up the exterior doors and lowers the ramp so the truck can get to the docks.
Claude drives the truck to its final destination, warehouse number 108.Outside Warehouse 108 – Vice Port, Vice City - Autumn 2001
Sunday – 12:44 PM
Claude is nervous, his uniform is still wet and it seems to have shrunk.
Claude (thinking): “Damn it. This uniform is useless now and I left my dry clothes in the other car.”
Claude is still thinking when he receives a page.
Pager: “Hey kid, where are you? Your boyfriend is at the clinic in Ocean Beach in case you’re wondering. Dr. Chavez is taking care of him. You owe me big! I’ll see you later.”
Claude (thinking): “Ray, you’re such an asshole!”
Claude notices some Securicars in front of the warehouse.
Claude (thinking): “Well, it seems the place is heavily guarded. I better hide the truck in case someone is near.”
Claude takes the truck and parks it behind a Pay ‘n Spray next to the warehouse.
Claude: “Ok, it’s time to hunt some guards, but first I need some dry clothes.”
Claude looks at the street looking for someone, but the storm just ended and most of the people are still at home or in shelters.
Claude: “There’s nobody in here and this shrunk uniform is getting very uncomfortable down there.”
Claude keeps thinking for a while...
Claude: “Aw f*ck it! I’m taking this uniform off.”
Claude proceeds to take his shirt and pants off. He only keeps his shirt, boxers and shoes on for the sake of decency.
Claude takes his gun and looks at the warehouse’s front. Nobody seems to be guarding the door.
Claude (thinking): “The guards must be inside. I have to find a way to sneak in.”
Claude walks around the warehouse looking for an alternate way to get in. Suddenly, a car is heard nearby. Claude runs for cover behind some boxes. A VCPD car appears. Two cops are inside and seem to be looking for something.
Claude (thinking) “They might be on their rounds. They don’t have the siren on.”
The cops stop in front of the Pay ‘n Spray. One of them gets out of the car while talking on the radio.
Cop: “We don’t see anything and the buildings seem to be fine... hey, wait a minute.”
The cop goes near the Pay ‘n Spray entrance.
Cop: “There seems to be water coming from the Pay ‘n Spray in Peterson Street. I think the place is flooded.”
The second cop gets out of the car and begins looking at the door. A big creepy noise is heard. The Pay ‘n Spray door bursts open and waves of water come out from inside the building along with some debris and furniture. The roof collapsed during the storm, flooding the building.
Both cops get hit and trapped by the door. One of the cops is dead and the other one is conscious but bleeding. The cop starts screaming and yelling for help. Claude looks at the freaked-out cop. The cop notices Claude.
Cop (desperate): “Hey you, get me out of here, please!”
Claude keeps looking at the cop. Only his head and right arm are free while the rest of his body is under the debris. The cop starts coughing.
Cop (desperate): “Please!! Help me out!! (cough) I’m begging you!!”
Claude goes near the cop and moves the debris out. The cop’s condition gets worse.
Cop (weak voice): “Help me! (cough) I can’t hold it anymore!”
The cop passes out. Claude checks his pulse. He’s still alive but won’t last long.
Claude: “What is it with the world today? This is the second time I try to save someone!”
Claude finally takes the debris off the cop’s body. The cop is severely wounded. Claude takes the cop’s body back to the police car.
Claude: “Sorry, but you must stay here. I have some business to take care of.”
Claude closes the car’s door. The wind is blowing and is cold as hell.
Claude: “Damn it! I’m freezing my balls off!!”
Claude looks at the other cop’s body lying on the floor. He died instantly as the sharp door beheaded him. The head is nowhere to be found though.
Claude (laughing): “It would be really funny if a little child finds the head in a playground.”
Claude undresses the dead body and puts the uniform on.
Claude: “It fits perfectly and isn’t very wet. This dead guy at least was useful in the afterlife, he he”
Claude starts thinking. The Pay ‘n Spray’s incident sure made a hell of a loud noise. It’s weird that nobody came out from inside the warehouse.
Claude (thinking): “This is really weird.”
Claude looks at the building. It doesn’t have any windows, just like the Pay ‘n Spray.
Claude (thinking): “Is it possible that the warehouse is flooded as well? If it is, then there’s no way I’m trying to get in. Besides, there’s no point as the textiles might be destroyed already.”
Claude keeps thinking for a while.
Claude: “Oh well, f*ck it, I’m going in!”
Claude goes near the warehouse’s main entrance.
Claude: “Water is not coming out from the door so I guess that’s a relief.”
Claude takes a crowbar from the debris in the floor and goes to the staff entrance, at the other side of the warehouse. Water’s not coming out from there either.
Claude takes the crowbar and sticks it in the door’s lock, trying to crack it. Finally, the door opens. It’s very dark inside.
Claude (thinking): “It’s dark so the roof didn’t collapse. Thank goodness.”
Claude looks for a light or something but nothing seems to work.
Claude (thinking): “Damn! Maybe the storm caused a blackout. I need some light, I can’t see anything here!”
Claude goes back outside and looks at the parked Securicars.
Claude: “Well, if they’re security guards I’m certain they should have some kind of flashlight or something.”
Claude goes near one of the Securicars and hears some noises nearby. He hides under the vehicle.
The back doors of the Securicar open. A security guard comes out from it and closes the doors.
Security guard: “Well, that was a relaxing nap after the storm. I better go check on things while the others get in here.”
The security guard goes around the warehouse. He finds the parked police car along with the dead beheaded body of a cop and the debris from the Pay ‘n Spray.
Security guard (shocked): “What the hell happened in here??”
The guard goes near the police car and finds the other cop lying in the back seat.
Security guard: “Are you OK?”
The guard keeps looking at the wounded cop. Claude takes advantage from the situation and hits the guard in the head with the crowbar, killing him.
Claude: “Ha. That was easy!”
Claude hears some sirens. Apparently the cop regained consciousness while Claude was inside the warehouse and requested reinforcements. Claude gets pissed and kills the cop with the crowbar.
Claude (angry): “You stupid f*ck! I should have killed you before!”
Claude takes the guns from the cop and the guard and quickly goes back to the Securicar where the guard was sleeping to hide. Claude finds some heavy weapons and ammo stashed in some boxes, along with a big bag of cocaine.
Claude (surprised): “Holy sh*t! These guys must be from the Cartel!”
Several police vehicles arrive to the place.
Megaphone: “VCPD! The warehouse is surrounded! We know someone’s in there! Get out with your hands on your head or we’re coming in!”
Claude starts thinking.
Claude (thinking): “Damn! This is serious sh*t!”
The cops outside begin to move near the door that Claude opened with the crowbar. Some cops go inside while others keep watching the surroundings.
Claude looks at the outside from a tiny window.
Claude (thinking): “I hope they don’t come closer.”
Claude keeps looking at the outside when suddenly a beeping noise is heard inside the Securicar. Claude quickly looks for the source of the noise and finally finds a small box with a blinking red light.
Claude: “sh*t, the pigs must’ve activated an alarm! I should get the hell out of here!”
Claude remembers that he’s wearing a cop uniform. He goes outside with a gun in his hands. A VCPD cop notices him.
Cop: “Hey! What’re you doing in there?!”
Claude: “I’ve heard a noise inside this van.”
Cop: “You must be new. You should know that these situations are dangerous! Let me see!”
The cop opens the Securicar’s back door and notices the weapons and drugs.
Cop (surprised): “Holy sh*t!!!”
The cop goes inside the van to check the stuff. Claude closes the door and locks it. The cop starts screaming.
Cop (screaming): “Hey! What the f*ck are you doing??!! GET ME OUT OF HERE NOW!!”
The cop starts kicking the door and keeps screaming. Another cop in the area hears the noises and goes near the Securicar. Claude takes a silencer he found inside the van and puts it on his pistol, then he hides at the other side of the van. The cop notices someone moving.
Cop (loud): “VCPD!! Freeze!!”
Claude quickly gets to the other side and shoots the cop in the eye. The cop drops his gun and quickly falls down. He screams in pain for a bit until he dies.
Claude (mad): “You stupid moron!”
Claude hears some cars getting close and quickly goes inside the front of the Securicar with the cop still trapped and kicking the door in the back.
Two Admirals, one Sentinel and one Securicar arrive to the place. Heavily armed guys come out from the vehicles, including Hernandez, the owner of the uniform shop.
Claude (thinking): “That’s Hernandez and probably the Cartel. I should get out of here!”
Claude starts the engine and immediately hits the gas. The armed guys start shooting at the Securicar while Hernandez gets in the Sentinel along with 3 other guys. Claude speeds away and quickly heads to the Vice City Business Complex, at the Industrial District, where Little Haiti once stood. Claude stops near one of the entrances, as there’re security guards at the gate.
Claude: “f*ck! That was close!”
Claude looks at the mirror. The vehicles he saw at the warehouse are quickly heading towards him.
Claude: “sh*t! I talked too soon!!”
Claude hits the gas once again and breaks into the Complex’s entrance, killing one of the guards. The pursuer vehicles followed him in, along with some private security squad cars.Vice City Business Complex – Industrial District, Vice City - Autumn 2001
Sunday – 1:30 PM
Claude: “This is too extreme!! f*cking sh*t!!”
Claude keeps going in circles around the complex, scaring people off and avoiding shootings from the security guards and the pursuers. As he turns in a small alley, one of the pursuer vehicles crashes in a building.
Claude: “One down, several left!”
The police join the chase at this point. Several cop cars and Enforcers are on Claude’s tail.
Claude: “Oh f*ck!!”
Claude quickly drives to some stairs and goes up. The Securicar gets severely damaged.
Claude: “Damnit! I need a new vehicle!”
Smoke starts coming out from the engine, the situation doesn’t look good. Claude keeps causing mayhem and destroying things on his way when he finally crashes into a wall destroying it and making his way out of the complex. Some of the vehicles behind him crash as well.
Claude: “Sweet Jesus!!!!”
The Securicar is heading to the sea at a high speed and with the engine burning. Claude no longer can control the vehicle so he bails out before it’s too late. Claude gets severely hurt while the van falls into the sea and quickly sinks while the trapped cop’s screams of despair are heard. The Securicar finally disappears.
Claude gets up from the ground with some wounds on his arms, face and legs.
Claude: “Poor guy, sucks to be him...”
A big explosion occurs in the water. The Securicar and the cop are history. Some burning debris from the van fall all over the place.
Claude: “It really sucked to be him...”
Some sirens are heard nearby, Claude quickly runs away from the place with some difficulty.Read Chapter 9 This post has been edited by PresidentKiller on Wednesday, Apr 28 2010, 03:38