In a world where everything is digital the only thing we have to fear are hackers. Hackers can do anything! They can make things, erase things, even kidnap you and erase your existence even if you are still alive! I only know this cause my dad is one. He has a sadistic sense of humor and he likes to watch people fight each other. He created the Digital Arena. A place where he has his “lawmaker” steal children raise them to at least 14 and have them fight each other. He makes them believe that my dad is good and that there is nothing wrong with this. Everything here is fake even the food. While it has everything you need to live it has no taste and it is just a clear blob. Look I don’t know you and I don’t know who you used to be either. Whether you broke laws or you were just a baby that was stolen I know that everyone deserves a second chance. Even I want to escape this hellhole. I have a plan but I am not going to say it just play along with my dad. Don’t make him angry either I am tired of seeing people my age die. This pain I have will last forever but you don’t have it. I will make sure each and every one of you will feel freedom once more.
#Chapter 1: Jynx
As Lucas woke up he heard his dad. “Oh no” he thought to himself as he rushed. He knew if he wasn’t there that his dad wouldn’t let the loser live. He tried to open the doors but they were locked. “You son of a bitch” he said to himself as he walked back and started to break down the door. At the arena Jeremy was announcing to a holographic crowd that it was time to test the combatants. “Ladies and gentlemen!” he started “Today is the day where we finally test our combatants! As you know this place takes a lot of skill to live in!”. The fake crowd goes wild. “So here we have one of our strongest monsters!” he said sound proud of himself. A big winged creature walks in. Its wings were clipped so it couldn’t fly away. It was covered in fur and had electric spikes sticking out of it. Horns poking out of its head. It roared like a tiger and electricity went everywhere causing its fur to stick up. The fur was green and brown. “I call it the eliger!” he said as the fake crowd cheered once more.
“Now let’s see our combatant!” Jeremy shouted with excitement. Back in the cells the Lawmaker walked up. “Your up Jynx” the lawmaker said with the same bland smile. Before he could react The Lawmaker grabbed him by the collar and threw him into an elevator. “Good luck!” it shouted at him. The elevator went at fast speeds making him fall to the ground. He felt sick as he reached the top. The doors opened and the wall pushed him out of the elevator. “Our combatant is jynx!!” Jeremy shouted and the fake crowd once again cheered. “3, 2, 1, FIIIIGHT!!” Jeremy said as Lucas broke down the door and rushed to the balcony. “What did I miss” he said acting like he was excited. His father sighed knowing there would be no bloodshed now. “Nothing yet” he said. The beast saw Jynx and it crouched and started approaching him. jynx uses magnetic energy to stand himself up. He looks around and laughs at the eliger. “Is the best you can do? An energy beast? Consider it dead already.” he shouted. Jynx draws his M870. He prepares magnetic energy to launch himself up and over the beast. With lightning fast reflexes the Eliger pounced him. It releases electronic shocks into his body and then tosses him. Jynx gets up and launches himself onto the things back and empties a shell into the back of its head. It lets out a screech and tries to shake him off. After a few attempts it does so.
Jynx uses the tiny amount of fear he had at the beginning of the fight to overload the eligers brain with fear then, while it’s overwhelmed by the amplified fear, he pumps two shells into its side. It lets out another screech and then it hits Jynx with its tail. It then pounces on Jynx starting to rip his fragile arm off it gets half way before. “STOP!” Lucas shouts. “What is it son?” Jeremy asks. Lucas pushes a button on the table and the Eliger disappears. “Times up and Jynx had more health therefor he wins!” he said hoping his dad wasn’t watching the time to know that he was lying. “Damn alright” Jeremy said clapping his hands making the fake crowd disappear then walking off. “Good job mate” the lawmaker said swinging Jynx over his shoulder. He then takes Jynx to the medical arm to get his arm healed. Jynx had never seen the medical arm. It was full of random vials full of weird liquids and a bunch of needles. The Lawmaker grabs a huge needle and walks towards Jynx. “This’ll only hurt a little bit” it said walking closer. “About two to three hours to be exact” it said. Jynx nods hoping he could use his powers to force the pain onto the Lawmaker. It puts something on Jynx’s head nullifying his powers and then he gives him the shot. Pain rushes through Jynx’s body. He tried to focus it on the Lawmaker but it didn’t work. “That’ll nullify your power for a bit and heal ya arm” it said putting some bandages on it. “Now c’mon” it said. It led him back to his cell and pushed him in there locking the cell. “Rest up mate you’re gonna need it” it said walking off. Jynx can see someone walking down the hall and hiding when they see the Lawmaker. It gets closer to see a kid close to his age. “Hey” Lucas said handing him some real food. “Sorry I called a little too late and you got hurt” he said looking down.
Josh takes the food. “What? You think i couldn’t handle it, Lucas?” he said. “A little pain never hurt anyone.” he says with a grin. “And if i died… well, at least I’d be out of this hellhole.” Josh said looking down. Lucas rubs his arm. “I will figure out a way to get us all out of here I promise” he said. “You just need to give me a little time…” he said looking down once more. “Time? You want time? Time is the one thing we don’t have.” Josh said bitterly. He looks down again and looks upset. “Lucas where are you?!” Jeremy shouts. “I uh gotta go” he said. “Just hold on and play with my dads little game I promise everything will turn out well!” he said running off. “Til next time, son of the monster” Josh said. Josh could hear them talking down the hall. “You better not be feeding those slaves again” Jeremy said. “Dad they’re people too they don’t deserve this treatment…” Lucas said. He could then hear his dad beating on Lucas. “Don’t do it again you hear me?” Jeremy said with anger in his voice. “Y-Yes yes I am sorry” Lucas said crying. They can then both be heard walking off. Josh shakes his head. “There’s hope, but it is dying” he thought to himself. He sits down, eats the food, and starts making more ammo for his weapons.
#Chapter 2: Sapphire
The lawmaker Dragged Sapphire in she was struggling as usual. It caught Jynx’s attention but he didn’t really care so he went back to what he was doing. “Your test is up pretty” it said with the bland smile. It tossed her into the elevator. It pushed her out. She looked around to see Lucas and Jeremy on the balcony. “Release the Moltenvian!” Jeremy shouted. The fake crowd cheered as water filled the arena. A huge creature swam out as you can see the shadow. It surfased and looked at Sapphire. It was red and silver it had scales and four flippers and a large spiny tail. Its head was that of a T-rex. The water started to boil when it roared. It started to swim fast towards Sappire.
Allias: Lava Swimer
It prefers lava but it can swim in the water. It is at a constant hot temperature and water boils when it touches the beast. It stores Lava in a organ located in its back and can shoot lava at will due to this organ. It has a bunch of scale layers and if need be it can shoot scales at its prey. Its jaws can crush almost anything and its tail and knock over an elephant without effort.
Sapphire growls in anger pulling out her hand cannons. The beast lunges at her spewing hot lava. Sapphire dodges and fires at the beasts tail. It turns and hits her far away with its tail. Sapphire stands back up and shoots electricity at the beast. They hit the beast and it yelps. It then fires scales at lightning fast speed at her. It cuts her cheek. She grunts in anger once more and shoots it straight in the brain. “Lucky shot” Lucas said under his breath. It screams and floats up. “Damn I thought that it wouldn’t die that fast” Jeremy said. Lucas gives her a thumbs up and puts them down before his dad sees. The water drains and the Lawmaker comes and throws her into her cell. “Sleep tight” it said walking off leaving Josh and Karin alone. “Fucking asshole” Karin said. “What are you in here for?” Josh said. He then laughs bitterly at his own joke. Karin didn’t even give him a pity laugh. “That’s none of your concern” she said walking over to the corner and sitting down. “Oh what makes you so special we both know why were are here for that mans sadistic humor” he said brash. “I never said I was special…” she said looking down. “Ugh look I am not in the mood to talk right now” she said. “Well neither am I, I haven’t even seen her in three days” Josh said bitterly. He then turns around and tries to get some sleep. Sapphire plays with her knife all night.
#Chapter 3: The first fight
"Sir he may not be ready to fight" the Lawmaker said. “Do I look like I fucking care about their lives?” Jeremy said. “I want a good fight and I want one now!” he shouted at the lawmaker. “Yes sir” it said walking off. “Issac, Josh you’re up” it said unlocking both their cells and leading them to the elevator. Issac nods and holds out his hand to Josh. Josh gets up and scoffs at the gesture. “Just trying to be friendly” Issac said putting his hand down. “We’re going to be killing each other” Josh said. “Or we could team up against something, you never know” Issac said hoping what he said was true. They get up to the field. “Welcome to our first REAL FIGHT!” Jeremy shouted. The crowd goes wild. “Two of our trained people going one on one!” he said with excitement. Jeremy spins a wheel. “And the battlefield is volcano!” he said as lava starts forming around them. “HAHAHA I AM SO EXCITED TO FINALLY SEE BLOODSHED!” he shouted. Issac draws his sword, Jynx pulls out his Deagle he then uses the heat to raise himself off the ground. Jynx fires a round at Issac using the heat to make Issac not want to dodge. Issac then blocks it with his sword. Jynx makes the heat collapse in on Issac. Issac lets out a gasp as the heat energy collapses on him, it takes him second to get his breath “Well that’s not a nice trick” he said. Issac jumps over a lava river, and pulls out his bow and looses half a dozen regular arrows at Jynx. Jynx blocks 5 of the arrows with heat, but one slips thru and hits him in the shoulder. He stares at it for a moment, before laughing and breaking the arrows haft. “Is that all you got? It’s quite pitiful if it is.” he laughed. Issac laughs with him. “My turn” Jynx said, “Be my guess” Issac responds. Using the magnetic energy of the earth, Jynx amplifies the pull on Issac’s arrows, pulling them through the bottom of his quiver to the ground. Not very damaging health wise, but extremely damaging equipment wise. “That’s not nice” Issac said he then rolls up his sleeve, revealing his secret wrist mounted arrow holder, he selects a explosive arrow and puts it on his bow and he shoots it at Jynx. Jynx side steps the arrow, pulls out his shotty, then uses the energy from the blast to launch himself towards Issac and launch a shell up close. Issac readies his sword, and activates his shield to block the shots, then he quickly slashes at Jynx as he flies past him. Blocking the slash with his shotgun, Jynx slows and stops. Quickly pumping out 2 shots at Issac, he dashes at him to stab him in the leg with the bayonet. Once there, Jynx pulls the trigger to put a shell in Issac’s leg. Issac blocks most of the shells buts takes one shell in his leg, and goes down onto the knee where the he got shot. He grunts in pain. Issac quickly in pain grabs the poison arrow off his wrist mount and stabs Jynx’s shoulder with it. Jynx uses the pain that both he and Issac feels to overload Issac’s mind. He raises the shotgun to stab the bayonet into into Issac’s throat to finish the fight. An explosion can be heard in the distance. Issac and Josh look up and see Lucas hiding some sort of control device. “God damn it Lawmaker!” Jeremy said running off.
Lucas pushed a button and a door opened. “Hurry both of you get in, you will be safe in there no one knows it exists!” he said ushering them to run inside. Jynx pauses, then laughs. “I can’t… She still isn’t here yet. I doubt you’d get her out. She’s his only leverage against me. I have to stay.” he said. Issac comes out of blacking out “You might need to help me…” he said. Issac then stabs his sword into the ground and uses it to push himself up “We will figure that out later, we will help you.” Issac said stumbling to stand. “I can’t go down my dad will know” he said. “Jynx don’t be a lovers fool help Issac into the cave this is just step one of our fight for freedom!” he shouted at Josh. “No can do. If I leave, she will be tortured. I must stay” he said. “well if you stay here you will die! that won’t help her either!” Issac said. “I don’t matter.” Josh said. “Bloody hell Josh get in there we will find this “she” later!” he shouted messing his hair up in anger. Jynx laughs again this time more bitter. “Well if you don’t care if you die, she will!” Issac said. “He won’t kill me. I’m probably his best fighter. We made a deal awhile back. Me and him.” Josh said." well that posion in you is killing you man, only i know the antidote, i specailly made it" Issac said. “If I fight for him, she lives and I’ll live.” Josh said. “My dad has wanted to get rid of you from the start” he said. “He called you a waste of space and breath” he said. Footsteps can be heard. “HURRY UP!” he shouted. “If you don’t get in there I will personally tell her you were a foolish man who was in love” he said. Before Josh can say anything Issac knocks him out and drags him into the hidden room. “Father father!” Lucas could be heard everywhere due to how loud he was. “What is is Lucas?” his father spat out not even looking at him. “T-The people father they just disappeared!” he said. Jeremy got a suprised look and run to go check for himself. “Lawmaker have the drones scout the area” Jeremy said. “Yes sir” it said turning around and walking out.
#Chapter 4: The Jailbreak
In the middle of the night
Lucas woke himself up to see the drones still walking around. “Damn guess we may have to fight our way through this” he said to himself as he walked towards the cells. “First thing is first I have to try to get her cooperation” he said walking to an unknown cell that didn’t even have windows. Lucas opened the door and walked into the room to see a woman chained to the ground. “Stiletto?” he said hoping she was still alive after all it has been months since he last checked up on her. The woman stands motionless in her cell, chained to the floor even though they were not needed. She rarely moved and when she did it was to stretch in poses similar to ballet poses. Upon Lucas entering the room she only remained in her static stance, as if awaiting an order. “Stiletto can we talk?” he asked. Lucas snaps his fingers hoping to get a reaction. She only looks at him, her visor covers her eyes and her face is devoid of any sort of emotion. “Look I want to help you and everyone here go to freedom and live their life” he thinks for a moment then holds out a key. “Will you help me?” he asks. He stands and waits. “Oh right, Stiletto mission name Fight for freedom proceed with Lucas for further information” he said. She nods solemnly and goes to approach him, but her chains stop her as she looks down. Lucas unlocks the chains. “Okay we need to get out of here” he said. Looking around. He waved his hand over her visor. “Override code to abandon mission is 0593” he said. Lucas opens the door. “we need to get food for the others” he said. “Can you cover me Stiletto I am not the best at fighting” he turned to ask. She follows him and stays vigilant. Lucas opens the door to the secret area and walks in with a bunch of water bottles and bread. “I couldn’t find medicine sorry gu-” he was cut short by noticing they were sleeping. “Stiletto sleep mode please you will need the rest. Mission will continue in the morning” he said hoping she would rest. She walks over to the corner and leans her head down, while still standing in order to sleep, yet remain ready for combat just in case. Lucas puts a note near the other two so they won’t attack her. “Stiletto if they fight break it up we don’t need a bunch of noise after all this is a stealth mission. Just don’t kill them we need all the people we can get for this one” he said.
The door disappeared as Lucas walked through it to the other side. Karin holds her cross necklace in her hands. Lucas sneaks into the cell room. He approached Eva. “Eva I have come to free you to join our fight for freedom” he said. The room was dimly lit and the candles wavered as the cold wind blew. Lucas shivered he had no coat his father would not give him one no matter how much he begged. “Are you willing to join us?” he asked. “Какие? You want to escape? How?” Eva questioned. Lucas stood there thinking. “I don’t know how we are going to escape but I will not fail my promise to everyone” he said. “Look I have a plan I am not sure how it will go but I need everyone I can get so will you help me?” he asked. Eva looks around, doubting herself. But after a short while “Sure, I’ll help you. What do I need to do?” she said. “Awesome” he said opening the door. “Now we need to go see if sapphire will join us follow me” he said making a gesture to follow. They made their way down the hall. Sapphire was eating some spare food she had saved when they arrived. Lucas quickly had Eva and him hide behind as a drone flew by. “Sapphire will you join us?” he asked. Sapphire remained silent. “We are trying to escape the arena will you join us?” he asked once more. Sapphire gets up and walks to the bars. “If this is some kind of joke I will make you regret it” she said coldly. Lucas backs up. “Sapphire I don’t joke around you because you scare me you know that” he said nervously. “Fine” she said. Lucas unlocks the door. A drone notices Eva out of her cell. An alarm goes off. “Shit” he said grabbing Sapphire and Eva’s arm. “We gotta go” he said trying to pull them away to no avail as Lucas is very weak. Eva pulls away Lucas and runs after him. A bunch of drones surround them. There was to much for them to handle. Lucas let out a cry “Stiletto Protocol 454 mission is compromised need help!”. Lucas stood there unmoving hoping she would hear him. The drones started approaching. Stiletto activates and analyzes her targets. She springs into action, flying at the closest drone, legs cocked and ready to pierce it with her heels. “Guys go fight them stall some time I have to erase the pictures of us off the cameras” he said rushing to a panel. Sapphire fires a massive beam of lighting tearing through some drones. Sapphire then tosses her combat knife through a drones head then runs to it, grabs the knife and kicks the drone sending it flying into other drones. She then pulls out her guns and fires at a group of drones. Jynx wakes up and hears the commotion. Seeing something move, and is surprised to see stiletto dash out of the safe house.
“Guess we’re compromised then.” he said running out, shotgun drawn. He quickly takes down a few drones and launches a shell or two at stiletto. They all hear a huge metallic noise as all the drones seemed to rush out. They all turn around to see the panel Lucas was typing on had turned into a large robotic creature. It had sharp claws, wheels, it was colored silver and black. “Intruders detected” the word blared out. Claws extended and buzzsaws popped out of its chest, the wheels grew spikes and one of its arms grew a flamethrower. The wheels make streaks as it rushed towards them. Lucas jumped out of the way. Eva jumps out of the way and opens fire with her dual SMG’s. Jynx sighs. “Well, guess he knows I was taken now” he said. Sapphire groans in anger and sends out a lightning bolt. Stiletto looks over the situation and goes to flank the creature on the right. It turns and hits Stiletto and Jynx. The thunder gets absorbed into the body and it then launches buzzsaw’s at Sapphire that are super charged. Stiletto doesn’t show any signs of pain as she stands up. It then turns and shoots the flamethrower at Eva. It shouts a bunch of different words including exterminate, kill, die, intruders, trespassers. Eva dodges out of the way, and cloaks away, assessing the situation. The buzzsaw grazes Sapphires arm as she dodges. She then fires at it with her pistols. Jynx takes the hit, then uses the heat energy from the flamethrower to melt a hole in it’s hide. He then pumps a shotty shell into the hole. The machine turns around and hits Jynx away. It then fires missiles at everyone. Lucas tries to dodge but gets hit and goes flying. Jynx switches to his deagle and just starts firing at the things eyes, joints, and the hole he created. The kinetic energy the thing created to hit him he reverses and adds it to his shots to cause more damage. Eva flinches from the shrapnel of the rockets, but presses on anyways. She cloaks, runs in fast and fires off her Typhoon, while unloading magazine after magazine into the sides of the robot. Sapphire aims her guns at the things knees. Clang cling. The noises the thing made we inhuman as it feel to the ground.
It dropped something on the ground. Lucas walked over and picked it up. “A teleportation device?” he questioned why the robot had one. Lucas stuffed it into his pocket. “Alright guys lets go back to the base” he said walking towards it. Sapphire grunts. They all arrive back at the base and Lucas goes and lays down. “My dad will know now so I need to stick with you guys now” he said. “Our next target will be the time gate holder. We need to kill him so we can go back in time just in case one of us dies.” he said. “I know that’s not my dad though” he said. “My dad was very kind I think something happened, maybe some other hacker changed his personality or something” he said thinking. “I am beat I need some sleep” he yawned laying down. Sapphire scoffs and goes to sit in a corner. “что бы ни” Eva said walking to a bunk Eva falls asleep.