Project Malefaction; Chapter 5: Tear down the colours
Yo-ho Yo-ho a Pirate's life for meee! This is so easy!! We've already taken so much! This city is going to make me rich!
Vi ran towards the source of the chaos. She arrived at the shopping center, where she had bought a suit only hours before. The scene looked very different now, it was wreathed in flames and the air was filled with a cacophony of screams and frenzy. Vi looked to a nearby jewelry store to see two brutish men breaking displays and taking all they could grab. Vi walked in casually and said "You know, I'm pretty sure that's a crime." the larger of the two men, without looking over said "Yea? What you gonna do about it?" As he began to turn, all he was able to see was a set of large steel knuckles heading straight for his face. Vi slammed her fist into the man's face, forcing him to drop his sack of ill gotten gains. The other man turned and saw what had transpired, he drew his sword and yelled "I'm gonna gut you like a trout!". Vi rolled her eyes and delivered a firm punch to the man's body, breaking all his ribs with a single shattering blow. She took their bags of loot and hid them behind the counter, afterwards she dragged both men into the square and gave a loud yell "Hey! Scumbags! Look what I did to your buddies! Come and get me, unless you're scared!". Vi gave a smirk as she saw more rough characters poke their heads out of various shops, she counted 3 at first, then 6, then 12, then 24, her count finally ended at 48 men. Vi cracked her neck "So...what are you boys waiting for? An invitation?" the first three men looked at it each and began to rush at her. Vi smiled "COME ON!!!", she tossed the two incapacitated pirates into two of the three charging her, the last one she took down with a firm blow to the head. Vi spread her arms "Come at me!", and just like that, the largest brawl to ever hit the Piltover shopping district had begun.
-----at the Prison-----
Caitlyn looked down at the C on the ground, she was taken aback by the realisation that the one criminal who ever eluded her had finally resurfaced after years of silence. She quickly went over the type of crime that this perpetrator had committed it the past, none were on the scale of an attack on the prison, none were even close. Caitlyn grimaced while thinking what her nemesis' return meant for Piltover as whole. She was interrupted shortly after beginning her thought by a guard. The guard said to her "Ma'am, Warden Gallows sent me. We have the list of the escapees ready. Only 5 got out, all the other inmates were caught by the security bots." the man handed her a beige folder with several names and pictures in it. "The files of each are in the Warden's office if you want those" the guard added. Caitlyn sighed before opening "have them sent to the precinct, we'll need them." the guard nodded and took off to the Warden. Caitlyn hesitated before opening the file, she did not want to see which criminals were now back on the street. She opened the folder, the first face to greet her was a serial killer named Jack. The second face was Graves, he was serving time for attempted bank robbery. The third was Twitch, in for several charges. The third was Evelyn. Caitlyn hoped that the final face wasn't who she feared. She turned Evelyn's file over to reveal the face she had feared, the final escapee was Jinx.
Graves woke up, groggy, dizzy and slightly nauseous. When his eyes finally opened his vision was obscured by something. He groaned "Dang it, I feel more hung over than I did that night in Ionia", he moved his hands to attempt to restore his vision but realised his hands were bound. "What in the hell is this?!" he heard a female voice "relax cowboy...you're not the only caught in this snare..." Graves cursed "Shit, not you. I've had enough of slippery, two-bit snakes for one life time" Evelyn responded "It's Evelyn, not Cassiopeia." Graves scoffed "I know who ya are." Evelyn rolled her eyes under the sack on her head. The two sat in silence until it was broken by a annoyed and high female voice "What in the hell is this?! Prison wasn't good enough now I'm kidnapped too!? You can't prove anything pigs!!!" Graves hung his head "Oh sweet lord...not you...last thing I need is some screw loose kid making this worse." Jinx shouted back "Hey! Screw you fancy boots!" Graves sighed heavily, as he inhaled he smelt a stench as foul as a sewer "Argh! What is that smell?! It's downright ripe!" Twitch chuckled "That's me! It's a smell you can feel!". Jack shouted "Will you all shut up!! I'd stab you if I could!!". Graves scoffed "Bah...I'd like to see you try punk. I eat shit stains like you for breakfast." The group shifted forward as the vehicle they were in came to a halt. Graves grumbled "Ah what now?!". The group was then blinded as the doors of the van were flung open. They were greeted by a large, dark silhouette that said "Welcome...my 'friends' ".
-----Piltover Shopping center-----
Vi was going strong against the horde of slovenly pirates. She had taken a few hits but nothing she couldn't handle. She spat some blood out that was coming from several cuts on her lip "Is this it? I expected more!". Another group of pirates rushed her, she quickly punched two of them in the face then turned to elbow another in the gut. While she was dealing with them however one managed to sneak up behind her and was able to quickly drive a dagger into her thigh. Vi shrieked then quickly spun and slammed her fist into the pirate. She looked down at the knife in her thigh and grunted as she pulled it out and threw it into the neck of an oncoming pirate. Nearing the end of the horde, one of the pirates, a lowly deckhand named Biggs, climbed back up one of the ropes leading to the Zeppelin. He limped up to Captain Rose and said timidly "uhhh Cap'n...there's a lady down there and she's beaten the crew like we was babies." Rose looked to him and frowned "So you came to tell me. Did you bring loot?" he shook his head no she shrugged and after quickly removing her pistol from its holster she shot him in the face "If you want something done right....do it yourself." She grabbed onto one of the ropes leading down. She quickly descended the rope, holding on with her good hand she quickly morphed her hook into a cutlass blade. She sighed happily to herself "I love technology"
Vi had finished off the last of the pirates, she held one up by the collar and yelled at him "Who sent you!?" when suddenly she heard a smooth chuckle. From the shadows a tall woman emerged wearing a burgundy galleon coat, she walked towards Vi with a swagger and an air of superiority about her "Well, well, what have we here? You're the one who has been roughing up my men, hmm? Why don't you fight someone with some skill then!?" She drew her sheathed sabre and readied her hook turned cutlass. Vi looked down at the blood leaking from her leg, biting her lower lip she readied herself for another fight. Vi cracked her neck and without warning charged towards Rose with a readied fist. Rose smirked and quickly, smoothly and seamlessly avoided the punch. Rose gave a smirk "Want to try again?" Vi grunted "Stand still!" Vi threw all her weight behind another punch towards Rose, who again smoothly dodged it. Rose chuckled "You can't hit me darling!" she tapped the edge of one of her swords against the rim of her hextech eye "This thing is more than just a fashion statement. Tactical data sent right to my brain is a wonderful thing" Vi raised an eyebrow "What kind of pirate are you?" Rose laughed "One of a kind darling." Vi snarled "Don't call me that!" she quickly threw another massive punch towards Rose. This time however Rose put her cutlass in front of her, directly centered on Vi's fist and energized the blade. The blade began to crackle as energy pulsed around it. Rose took a few steps back as Vi's punch impacted the blade, but this played right into Rose's plan. She began to push her sword into Vi's gauntlet. Vi tried to pull away but she was stuck on Rose's sword. Rose mockingly said "aww what's wrong? Don't want me to turn these into a heaping pile of slag?" Vi smirked and quickly threw a punch with her other hand, Rose couldn't react fast enough to dodge it, though Vi had dislodged the blade, it cut half the fingers off her gauntlet when it moved with Rose. As Rose was picking herself up Vi dropped her right gauntlet, or what was left of it, to the ground. Rose spat "Nice hit cutie. Drop your other gauntlet." Vi snorted "Yea right!" Rose smirked and tossed Vi her non attached sword "Here, try mine" Vi caught the sword with her un covered hand. She held the blade firmly "Alright. We'll play your way" she said as she dropped her other gauntlet. Rose smirked and wasted no time re-engaging.
The two clashed swords, Vi was clumsy at first and took a few cuts but she learned quickly. The steel swords sang as they collided with one another. Rose stepped back breathing heavily "You're not too bad. You know, I could always use a pretty thing like you in my crew." Vi smirked "Thanks, but I like the crew I'm in just fine" Vi quickly struck at Rose's blade and followed up with a punch square in the jaw. Rose grunted "Argh! That hurt!" at that moment she heard sirens and saw the red and blue lights approach "Hmmm, I think that's my queue to leave." Rose quickly ran back to the rope leading to her ship, using her hextech hook she quickly ascended back to her Zeppelin. Vi scoffed "Oh no you don't!" she quickly looked around for an idea, then it hit her. She ran to the sporting goods store and grabbed an oxygen tank used in deep sea diving, then she put it in her good gauntlet. After angling it just right she brought the cutlass down hard on the nozzle of the oxygen tank sending her gauntlet flying towards the balloon keeping Rose's zeppelin in the air. Rose heard a strange hissing sound and looked off the edge, seeing the gauntlet flying towards her ship she said "Oh...bollocks.." the gauntlet went sailing through the balloon which now had two large holes in it. Her ship was quickly losing altitude. Rose looked towards a large chest of spoils from the looting and thought fast. She directed the ship towards the harbour and sealed the chest. After her ship got close enough to the water she gave the chest of loot a firm kick into the ocean. She smiled as it splashed down then braced herself for impact.
The Zeppelin came down with a large crash, it covered the beach like a massive beached whale. Rose was face down in the sand, as she looked up a cutlass point greeted her with Vi standing over her "You're under arrest for piracy, and...a whole lot of other stuff." she said then muttered to herself "Cupcake is better at this charges thing" Rose sighed and put her hands up.
"Splendid! Splendid! They've arrived! Now phase 2 of my plan can finally begin!!"