Eternals Elseworlds

Episode 1-8: The Harder They Fall

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We had to jump from working for the devil we know to doing a job for the devil we don’t. I won’t say that I trust Countess Crey, but I will admit that some of her goals for the time being do line up with my own. She’s offering us a way off of Gold’s leash. Hopefully we can trust her to keep at least that much of her word.

Getting ready for tonight was unlike any other mission I’ve pulled off to date. I can honestly say that Vigil never required us to do anything that would have me shopping for a new dress. Tonight is the Charity Gala and I need to look the part. Believe it or not it took some thought; I needed a dress that made me look good as well as one I could whip some butt…just in case. It is cliché, but I just went with a little black dress. I could at least hide a pair of biker shorts underneath.

With the nature of our current mission I felt I had to take a few … protective measures. I didn’t want to go back to see Ellis, because I didn’t know if I was being followed or not, but I did call him to make sure he was still breathing. He’s fine. Reached level 85…so yeah..he’s having fun. Probably smells like Red Bull, Doritos, and gamer funk, but I have no doubt that he’s a happy camper. I also took time to stash some of my more important belongings at the bus station, just in case I needed to ditch out of town. It is true that Prophet and I have been on a few failed missions (not counting the last one with Crey), but if all goes well I won’t need to worry about going underground. I hope.

A curious side note, I received a little package from the Countess. A flash drive and a little note fell out it opened; the note read: “For Tonight .”

Prophet, Gunbunny, and I met to discuss our plans and exactly what part each of us would play in tonight’s … festivities. Prophet thinks that he can provide an adequate distraction. The Countess sent Gunbunny a VR head visor thing, so she (Gunbunny not the countess) will take care of any technical issues we are facing (security, penthouse access, etc.). That leaves me to do the dangerous and dirty work of actually going up stairs to snoop around Mr. Gold’s Penthouse.

Joy.

It was time to go on with the show. We arrived together, Gunbunny, Prophet , and I. Hopefully it just looked like we were work friend, or that we went out for dinner right before we showed up to ‘work’. I’d much rather everyone think that Prophet is Pimp-Daddy McP with a blonde on one arm and a Brunette on the other than for the truth of why we were arriving together cross anyone’s mind.

We didn’t stay hooked attached at the hip though. Dr. Anders (Bunny) made quite a pretty wallflower as she placed herself in the corner, Prophet went to rub elbows and schmoozing as a cover for psychically probing for intel, and I went to the bar. The press already thinks I am an alcoholic, even though I am NOT. I guess there are worse rumors to be going around. I am pretty sure I’d hurl if anyone wrote anything about me …. Uhh … Shining Michael’s gold Nuggets.

Prophet may be seen as a loose wire and I can see why that is frightening. It is frightening what he can pull from people’s minds without even putting forth much effort. It makes me wonder how many times he has scanned my thoughts.

Shudder.

I’ll try not to think about it.

He did gather some useful information. Dr. Vasilikos was bored by his date (I assume?) prattling on about fashion and super heroes. All he really wanted to get back to the lab and work. While Mr. Shaw (aka Mr. Creepy McMurderface)’s mind was all wrapped up with the idea of power, both gaining it and keeping it (also at least slightly assumed).

There wasn’t one thing I can do about handing Shaw power, but I could help the Doctor with his issues. I may have ‘accidentally’ spilled wine on his date, so that he could buzz off and escape. It didn’t go exactly as planned. He didn’t leave. I may have winked at him and he thought I was interested in him. I told him he could make his escape and he asked me where I wanted to go. How am I supposed to react to that? I stammered for words and asked him to go up to his lab. It was rather awkward. He thought I wanted to do something ‘fun’…I am not exactly sure on his idea of ‘fun’ in this case… and I also get the impression that he doesn’t think I’d understand his work. I think he thinks that I am just a pretty face that happens to be able to punch things because of his work.
How arrogant can someone be?

I am NOT a wh**e.

I am MORE than just a pretty face and to think he thought, or may have thought, that I would just lay down and spread my legs for him is revolting and insulting. He is such a d**che nozzle.

POMPOUS, PRESUMPTUOUS PIG.

Anyway, I guess it worked in a fashion, I guess. He did leave and go back to his lab. So, at least one person is gone that we don’t have to worry about, right?

Prophet had already moved in and was talking to Miss. Huckabee anyway. He can be a smooth talker, I will give him that. I didn’t really have anything else keeping me occupied (and we were working on a time frame after all), so I headed over to the elevators.

Gunbunny made sure she was safely in the bathroom (as we had earlier decided was the best place for her to go VR) and all I had to wait for her to do her cyber magic. She managed to gain control of the elevators and get both the alarms and cameras in my path under her control before she ran into a bit of a hiccup. Luckily for me she squashed whatever cyberspace was throwing at her in time to allow me access to Gold’s Penthouse. Not so Luckily, Cyberspace stuck back and she was rather busy dealing with that the rest of the mission

Some careful maneuvering on my part and the Penthouse was a cakewalk. I only ran into one out of five security guards and he was easy enough to handle. I put him in a chair and pulled his hat over his face. With any luck he will think it was all a dream and Gold won’t kill him ‘too’ much for sleeping on the job. I did see where Gold sleeps. It makes me feel icky to be that close to where he ‘makes the magic happen’, but I can now say that I know where he sleeps and have it be a completely accurate threat.

He also has a hot tub. The thought of ‘Hot Tub Gold’ makes me want to vomit. Gross.

I digress, the files I was looking for were easier to get than I thought they would be. All I had to do was guess his password. He had a file labeled Prometheus Project. Can’t be much more obvious than that. It was almost like he never worried about someone sneaking into his penthouse to download from his private files. I am willing to wager that similar jobs will be much more difficult to pull off in the future. The file contained info about everyone in the Eternals. Prometheus was the title name given to the invention of the serum that gives us our powers. It was all Dr. Stein‘s doing, but is he ’Prometheus’ or is there someone else behind the curtain. Gold has also known that I am Bethari Reynard the entire time, Prophet’s real name is Adam STEIN, and Gold is Gunbunny‘s Uncle (not to mention that he’s Pulsar’s Daddy).

Prophet let me know that I was running out of time and that Gold was on the move. I was going to look for more info, but the Countess let me know that what I’d procured was adequate. I hustled my bet onto the elevator and got off on the second floor to take the stairs down. I was half way down when I heard gunshots and a scream and I ran two stairs at a time the rest of the way.

Linda Summers (where the hell did she come from?) was lying unconscious on the floor and I ran almost face first into Michael Gold. A very pissed off Mr. Gold. I tried to back pedal and get the hell out of his way, but he saw me and no excuse I fumbled to make seemed to please him. He grabbed me and forced me back onto the stairs. We were going down and he made sure that I hit the wall as many times as he possible could.

What did I do to him? I mean… I know what I did to him, but what did he think I’d done to him?

I was rather shaken by the time he shoved on to the lab in the lower levels. He wrapped his hand around my throat and told me he remembered when he had his hand around my mother’s throat. Dr. Vasilikos (how the hell did he get down there so fast?) watched over his shoulder as Gold told me all about how he remembered her begging for her life and wondered if I’d beg for mine. I didn’t. He confessed to killing both my parents. I made sure that he knows I think he’s a disgusting, pathetic blob. Dr. Vasilikos prepare the shot. The KILLSWITCH shot. How is he going to try to pick me up (So maybe that was partially my fault) and then take place in my murder? A**hat! It didn’t really matter because the syringe was only in Gold’s hand for a few seconds before I kicked it out (Without anyone seeing my panties. Who is laughing at shorts under my skirt now?! ). I looked at Vasilikos to plead him for a hand, but no, he really is a d**che. Confirmed.

Gold asked for the Dr. to get him another syringe. I took the moment to just knock Gold out. Sometimes a lady just has to save herself, you know?

Just then Gunbunny and Prophet made it down into the lab. Bunny caught Mr. Gold and helped him gently to the ground. I feel bad for her. She just found out that she has family alive, and now she has to leave him behind. To be fair, her family is a murdering, psychopathic f*cktard. So maybe she isn’t really missing out on much. Prophet was in the mood to kill, but I told him to cool it.

It was time to get out of there. I know that Bunny was reluctant to go. I really do feel bad about pulling her down with us. I hope that at least in some sense we’ve helped her instead of just ruining her whole life. A girl can dream, right?

I, myself, didn’t leave until I made sure to give the good Dr. V a piece of my mind. I am nowhere near as stupid as he assumes that I am. He is going to be missing out and I hope he knows it.

Did I almost sound interested in him for a moment? Not I. I swear… Really…

Really…

He’s a self-centered, egotistical Jerk-face.

We still aren’t out of the woods yet. We are on the way back to Crey to get our killswitches removed and Prophet called his father and it turns out that Dr. Stine is in a bit of a pickle.

I’ll help him out, but I need to figure out how to bring ‘justice’ to Gold now that I have a (confession from his very own mouth) that he murdered both my parents so he could take over their company. And I really hope that there will be something to hit when we go help Dr. Stine. I have all this rage boiling in my veins. I’m sure that most of it has to do with Gold, but every time I think of Dr. V now I just feel like I’m going to turn into a less friendly version of SheHulk.

TL;DR – We got the info, but not without a snag. Gold Confessed to Murder. I’m pretty sure we are out of a job. AND Dr. Vasilikos is a mammoth A**HOLE for thinking that I am all tits and no brain.

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To Do List

  • Save Dr. Stein and maybe see if Crey has a nice job open for him. I bet he’d like to have his own lab again.
  • Find a safehouse to stash Ellis in before Red Bull starts to leak out of his ears and he explodes. Maybe some place outside of Venture City.
  • Dig into Micheal Golds past. Hopefully find ways to make him suffer bring him to justice.
  • Prove to Dr. Vasilikos that you can be pretty, pack a punch, and still have brains.
  • Figure out some way to lift Bunny’s ears. (I know this has to be hard for her to take in. I also feel like it is party, if not all, my fault her pretty little Illusion of Mr. Gold was shattered. I’ll find a way to make it up to her. )

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Episode 1-8: The Harder They Fall
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