2 - Betrayal in the Ranks
Faz slapped Craig round
the face and put his hands on his breasts. Realising how big they actually
were, he smiled.
“Nice…” He said, a grin on his face.
“Ewwww! Faz!” Said Andrew.
“Did you make them that big on purpose, Faz?” Asked Mikey.
“Well… yeah! I mean,
big breasts!!!” Replied Faz, still smiling.
Craig was looking around
at the futuristic place they were in. Big neon signs seemed to be
everywhere… tall buildings… a glass roof that let him see into the
stars…. THE HUNTERS GUILD!
“Hey! Guys! The Hunters
Guild! Why don’t we go on a quest down on Ragol?! Should be fun!!!”
Said Craig suddenly.
The others looked over at
the guild and thought for a second. Faz took his hands off his breasts and
walked over to it. He turned and looked at the others.
“I believe we should!
It would be very cool to fight monsters in person!” He said, putting is
hands on his hips.
Andrew turned to Mikey
and whispered something in his ear. They both giggled and looked back at
Faz, who was looking very suspiciously at them both. Andrew stopped
smiling when he saw the look on Faz’s face, and looked around. Mikey,
however, carried on giggling.
“What’s so funny now???” Demanded Faz, glaring at Mikey, his hands still placed firmly on his hips.
“Erm… well… you are
acting so feminine!!!” Mikey burst out in laughter as Faz took one hand
off his hip, scratched his pink hair and let his wrist dangle in the air.
Faz looked at himself and realised what they were laughing at. He laughed in a very fake way, and put his arms to his sides.
Meanwhile, Craig was
looking out at the beautiful cityscape below, thinking of how damn lucky
they were to be in this fantastic game. They would certainly have
something great to write about when they got out! If they got out…
“CRAIG! We’re going
into the Hunters Guild! Hurry up!” Shouted Mikey, as they headed into
the door of the guild.
Craig waved his hand at Mikey, signaling that he would be there in a little bit. He continued to stare out at the hustle and bustle below…
“Right, well, we have a mission that may suit you…” Said the woman behind the counter. “You must rescue a fallen Hunter… he was out on a mission and seems to be… incapacitated. Your help would be much appreciated!”
“Great! We’ll take it!” Said Andrew, smiling broadly.
Faz and Mikey were sat
talking while Andy was getting their mission…
“I wonder what’s up with Craig…” Said Faz.
“ I dunno. Probably just flabbergasted by this place. It’s so damn real! I mean, it’s more real than the game itself!!!” Replied Mikey.
“He hasn’t been extremely nice to you lately, you know…” Faz suddenly blurted out.
“What? What do you mean?” Asked Mikey, taken aback by what Faz had just said.
“Well, he says stuff behind your back about your work. Like, that you can’t write, etc. I have tried to ignore it, but it seems he dislikes you.” Faz explained.
“Bastard! Saying stuff behind my back! Well, he actually says stuff to me about Andy behind his back… I remember he once said that Andy ‘shouldn’t give up his day job’, referring to his writing!!!” Said Mikey.
“God… he isn’t such
a great person, now I think about it…” realised Faz.
Mikey sat for a second.
Andrew walked over and stood with them.
“I got us a mission for us!” Said Andy, excitedly.
“Well, we got a bit of
shocking news for you, Andy…” Said Mikey. He proceeded to tell Andrew
of his and Faz’s conversation…
Craig turned around and
leaned against the barrier, looking at the buildings near him. The beauty
of the Phantasy Star Online world was really something to behold.
Suddenly, the others marched out of the Hunters Guild and stood before
him, weapons in hands.
“Craig… we’d like to talk about something with you…” Said Faz.
“Yes… I believe you have been saying things behind our backs.” Said Andy, swinging his gun by his side.
“Well, we came to a decision about your ‘backstabbing’” Said Mikey, glaring evilly at Craig.
“Wha…? What are you talking about???” Craig said, looking shocked and very guilty.
“You know exactly what we are on about, Craig!” Faz yelled.
“We have decided that, since this is only a game, we are gonna…” Mikey trailed off.
“Well… KILL YOU!”
Said Andy, leaning forward to emphasise his point.
Craig jumped as he heard
those words, and looked in terror at the trio stood in front of him.
“I think it’ll be nice to take all my anger out on someone… I mean, there is sooooo much to be mad about!” Said Mikey. “I mean, no online play for the European version of Daytona…”
“Dreamcast game cancellations left, right and bleeding centre!” Raged Faz.
“Plus, I am very angry
about games such as Metropolis Street Racer and Space Channel 5 being
ported to the PS2… I MEAN! SOME OF OUR BEST GAMES!!!” Raged Andy,
Craig didn’t know what
to do, what to say!
“On top of that, you betray us, Craig. That’s something we can’t stand…” Said Faz, also stepping forward.
“Well, in this beautiful world, we have decided that there is only one way to kill you” Said Andy.
“And it ain’t with weapons! Oh no!!!” Said Mikey, stepping forward.
you…k…kill me then?” Asked Craig, still in a state of shock.
The other three looked at
each other and smiled.
“Death by falling!” Said Mikey as he walked right up to Craig and grabbed him by the armour.
“Oh no! Please!!!” Pleaded Craig.
“I’m afraid this is what you get if you mess with us!” Said Faz, still smiling.
You’ll only die in PSO… not in the real world. To be honest, this is
simply for our own satisfaction!” Andrew said, smiling.
Faz and Andy stepped up
to Craig, and also grabbed his armour.
“Bye Craig!” the
three of them shouted in unison as they pushed Craig backwards to his
As Craig fell, he
Faz, Andrew and Mikey all
laughed out loud, and turned around, walking away from the edge. Pleased
with what they had done, they continued to walk up to the teleportation
device situated on this level of Pioneer 2. They all stepped into it and
the teleportation began. The trip closed their eyes as bright lights
Faz opened his eyes to
the sound of an engine roaring. He looked straight ahead of him to see a
dark street, lit by the headlamps of a car he appeared to be in and
“Where the hell am I now???” Faz asked himself.
“ I have no clue mate,
but I think we need to get moving!!!” Said Mikey from behind him.
Faz jumped and turned to
see Mikey and Andy both sat in the back seat.
“Faz, we seem to be in a race! By the looks of things, the race has just started!!!” Said Andy, looking at Faz.
“Crap! I’d best get moving then… I guess…” Faz said, turning to look out of the windscreen. “Erm… how do I drive this thing???”
YOU TUNE IN, SAME TIME, SAME PLACE NEXT TIME TO FIND OUT WHERE THE NEWLY
REDUCED-BY-ONE-MEMBER TEAM HAS TELEPORTED TO!
FIGURE OUT HOW TO DRIVE THE CAR?
STILL GOT BREASTS???
CRAIG RETURN (I BLOODY HOPE NOT… BITCH…)???
HELL IS SAM???
DIDN’T THEY DO THE COOL PSO MISSION! I WANTED TO SEE THAT!!!! (*cries
like a girl*)
OUT NEXT TIME ON…
SAGA OF THE STAFF!!!
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