Settling Accounts part 1Settling AccountsSettling Accounts part 1 by CaptFox
by Christian O'Kane
They were right in a sense. Strela didn't have to go back to the Rogue isles. She could just take up the offer by Longbow and leave her old life behind. But she couldn't just abandon everything and leave. She had some debts that needed to be paid and some scores to settle. Still it was with some trepidation that Strela stepped off the ferry and onto Mercy Island.
"This place looks even worse than the last time." The nanites commented. The sagging piers looked to be only a few days away from total collapse. The buildings that lined the street were rundown and derelict. Everything had the air of neglect and decay. The only sign of life was a pair of Arachnos soldiers who were standing guard on either side of the ramp up from the ferry.
Strela stood there for a moment and slowly and carefully looked around. Not only was she looking with her eyes but also with the enhanced and cybernetic senses. "No one will attack while we are her
Settling Accounts part 2 She had been waiting for the last hour. This was the third time she had turned on her pursuers and they had learned caution. But then again, Strela had learned caution too. The three had chased her all over Mercy island. She had a half a dozen wounds that the nanites had healed or were still healing. But even they had their limits. She needed to rest and have a large meal to replenish the energy in her body had used up. Strela could contact the commander but she couldn't keep having Longbow get her out of trouble. She had to win this fight herself.Settling Accounts part 2 by CaptFox
The Russian archer was ensconced within a two meter high pile of brick and rusted metal that might have once been a building. There were several tall buildings nearby that dominated the open ground but she had rejected them as being too obvious a hiding place.
Strela heard a noise off to her left. Looking in that direction she spotted one of her attackers. The man with his powerful weapon in hand was slowly walking over
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