Thanks to Alistair Forbes for hosting SPF.
“Ah, my back. A bullet hit me,” Chad was almost crying. He was half-awake and half in another wold.
He was dreaming of a lamp post glowing in the night beside a park bench. Soothing Russian words came from a man in front of him. The man was a man he had thought was his dead father, Tom.
Then, Sam shook Chad awake,”I know you’re not trained for this Chad. I’m so proud of you, but you have to stay awake.”
Chad groaned, turned on his stomach. He was shocked to see he had been shot right through his cartoon seal tattoo.
“Marrion, look at my tattoo.” Chad rasped.
Marrion was hiding on the floor beside Chad and Sam. They were behind the science lab counters in the back of the lab.
She gasped, grabbing the device she had used to scan Chad’s tattoo before and scanning his tattoo again. She hurriedly, grabbed gauze from a cupboard under a counter.
“Thank God,” she said. “Chad hold the gauze against your tattoo or you’re going to die.”
She smiled at both Sam and Chad: “The bullet deactivated Chad’s tattoo. For all of the technology put into the tattoo, none of it works now.”
The gunshots came closer and the glass from the front door of the lab shattered. Then there were voices.” I remember that voice speaking Russian,” Chad murmured.
“Tom speaks Russian.” Sam said, then was shocked to hear the distinct tone of his brother’s voice.
“Tom’s here,” Marrion said shaking, pressing her hand against the gauze on Chad’s wound.
“It will be okay honey, I’ve got Tom.” Sam said soothingly. He got up, holding a large gun ready to fire. He slowly, walked towards the sound of Tom’s voice.
“Well, well,” a voice said in English.”My brother Sam. Here to kill me again? You need to give me Chad now.”
“Get ready to run Chad. It’s going to hurt you,” Marrion whispered.
They both escaped out an emergency door to the lab. The fire alarms went off covering Chad’s screams of pain.
He heard yelling and footsteps behind him, before he again, passed-out.
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