by Mike Kopenec -- firstname.lastname@example.org
Disclaimer: This story contains mild profanity, references to murder and
violence, and descriptions thereof that may possibly offend some
Thousands of years ago I lead an army of men in what I believed
was a just cause, and I killed for it. Though I won the war and saved
many, the day I died I was not allowed in to Heaven for the killing I'd
done. I made a deal with those of Hell that I'd lead their army to the
gates of Heaven and burn them down in exchange to walk the Earth
once more. I avenged my death and in that, was my fatal mistake,
for I lost what little humanity, what little soul I had left. The king of
the underworld brought me back to Hell to lead his army of Hell
Spawns. I led my men to the heavens where we fought for two
centuries and when we were pushing past Heaven's Angel's lines, I
looked at the Earth and saw what Hell I had brought to it. We had
reached God's Elite but instead of fighting them I joined them. The
Angels and I fought back and won, they won the war but I won my
soul. Free of Hell's curse I went home and looked for the next Lantern
of Hell to warn him of his fate. Today, I have found him!!
"Dammit Smith!" says an angry Hal Simmons, "My girlfriend's
pregnant! I want out!!"
"Simmons, this isn't the kind of business you
can quit you know that," replies Hal's boss Jason Smith.
" I know but
after she has my baby I'm asking Wanda to marry me, and I want to be
with my family not get shot down trying to bust a cap in some
foreigner's ass," Hal says remembering the time when he was almost
"Hal you are our best Flight Assassin ,so if you want me to let
you go fine but not until you do one last mission," Smith says.
Hal starts but he is interrupted by Smith "Worry about it tomorrow go
home with your girlfriend, I'll call you later."
Hal walks downstairs to his limo where he meets his best friend
Terry Kalmaku. "How'd it go man?" Terry asks.
Hal says, "Grrrreat! I
get to quit to be with my wife and kid."
"But Wanda's not..."
but after she has the baby I'm going to ask Wanda Ferris to marry me
and I want you to be my best man."
"Okay," Terry says looking out the
limo window at the stars feeling happy for his best friend. But all is
not good inside the A-6 building.
"So It's all worked out right Smith,"
says a voice from the shadows.
"Yes it is," says Jason.
idiot will be one of us."
"But why do you want Simmons I'd think he'd
be doing good enough for you up here."
"I don't know why you
humans always ask why, when it's always so much more fun to ask
how!?" The man in the Shadows says and as he leaves the room he
Chapter 1: A Death and a Birth
"Honey I've thought of a name for the baby," says Wanda as she
gets ready for bed.
"What is it?" Hal asks.
name is almost as pretty as her mother."
"...Honey..." Ferris says looking at Hal as he gets ready for his final
"Yes dear?" Hal replies.
" I don't want to lose you."
never lose me," Hal finishes. Then he kisses and hugs his wife, walks
downstairs, and walks out the door.
The next Day:
Hal Simmons flies through the air of Korea and spots his target.
Remembering his orders he flies over the U.S. embassy and gets
ready. He was told to take out a
bio-chemical plant creating biological weapons on a secluded island.
Hal lands his plane on top of the building. and enters the building.
Meanwhile at Hal's house:
Terry Kalmaku rushes Wanda out of the house and into the Taxi.
He was told by Hal to be there with Wanda if he couldn't be. Terry
tells the cab driver to go as fast as possible because he is worried...
and nervous. The cabby turns on two wheels taking the backroads
he was going 110 mph at the time. He makes a left and a right and
another left all he has to do is cross the train track and he's at the
hospital. Of course it isn't that easy and Terry, Wanda, and the cabby
20 minutes later the train passes and at last they are at the hospital.
Hal Simmons slinks through the plant with a silencer on his gun.
When he gets to the main elevator he sees two of the guards. He runs
straight towards them. They open fire.
Back at the hospital Terry's job is just as tough. "Push, Wanda , Push,"
Terry says holding a picture of Hal and Wanda together.
The guards miss Hal with every shot damaging most of their
equipment. Hal pulls out his gun and shoots one guard in the head
the other in the heart, uses his gun to destroy the little equipment
left, then reloads. Hal uses a blood soaked key card off one guard and
goes to the next floor.
"Push, Wanda Push!"
Hal shoots ten more guards and starts putting bombs on the
containers with the viruses.
"I think I see a head!!" says the doctor.
Hal places the last of the bombs and runs to his plane.
"Push, Wanda, Push!"
On the roof stands Smith and the mysterious man who wait behind an
antenna shaped object until Hal leaves.
"Push, Wanda, Push!!!!!"
Through a communicator Jason says "Prepare to go to Hell Hal!" as he
readies an energy gun.
"It's almost out!"
A yellow beam goes strait to the ship.
"My beautiful baby Cyan," Wanda says, "Your daddy is going to love
The beam hits and in his last breath Hal Yells, "Wanda!!!!!!!!!!!!!"
Chapter 2: How hot is it in hell?
"Welcome Harold," says a voice in the background.
hell...." Hal says standing there his skin burnt green from the crash.
"Exactly Harold" The Voice says revealing itself. Before Hal stand many
short blue men dressed in red dresses with a symbol of a lantern
burning with fire from within on the middle.
"Why Harold, we are The Guardians of Hell. Since the beginning
of time we have existed, guarding over the underworld watching and
waiting for the next player in the game." One guardian starts. "In this
waiting we created a great lantern that harnessed the fires of hell, you
see Harold, Hell's flames are as enchanted as this land itself," the
second one continued. "We founded Hell's army, Harold, but we chose
weak leaders. Maybe you have figured out what we want Harold. We
want a general, and we want you to be that general. Lead the army
and you shall walk the Earth once more, and see your mate, Wanda.
You see Harold, Hades is only a Hell to the foolish, but to the strong
and powerful, such as yourself, it is a utopia...."
"Will you join us?"
To Be Continued...
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