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Flood: Rising

 

On a cold, spooky evening, three kids: John, Scott, and Sammy, were on a stroll, when they spotted a facility hidden in the woods. "Hey, you wanna go check that out?", asked Scott. "Are you kidding?", exclaimed Sammy, "it's probably hidden for a reason". Without an answer, Scott raced towards the structure. "What were you thinking Scott, we could get in real trouble!", said John. "Place looks empty to me", replied Scott. "I say now that were here, we might as well see what's going on". After walking through the halls for a while, they heard a clank across the room. "What was that?", asked Sammy, startled. "Maybe there's some workers that can help us out", said John. "Let's go check it out". As they got closer to the corner, they heard an ear piercing shriek. "What was that!", screamed Scott. As they started to run back, out came a crazy monster: human size, but it looked green, infected, slimy, and almost zombie like. "WHAT IS THAT!!", shrieked Sammy. They ran for their lives, but the monster was catching up. As soon as they turned the corner, they ran into a Spartan in full Recon armor. When the monster reached them, the Spartan blasted his shotgun straight into the creature's face, killing it as it hit the floor. "Wh-wh-who are you?", asked Sammy. "I am James Carter, Spartan from fireteam Alpha at ONI. As far as I know, I am the last living Spartan in this area", he said. "what was that thing?", asked John. "That", exclaimed Carter, "Was a Flood". "What's a Flood?", asked Scott. "I'm not supposed to be saying this, but considering we're the only living people here, I guess I can" said Carter. "A few months ago, the famous scientist Doctor, Kevin Halsey, husband of Catherine Halsey, was conducting an experiment to give humans improved athletic abilities. The experiment, working on a rat, was later conducted on a human, but what Dr. Halsey didn't realize was that the chemicals infected the rat and was mutated into a horrible creature. Dr. Halsey realized to late, and the same happened  to the human, who terrorized the facility, infecting whoever it injured, turning them into Flood. Dr. Halsey's current status is unknown." Just then two more Alpha Flood came charging at them. Carter killed the first one, slamming to the floor, but the second one tackled him. Battling to not get infected, Carter struggled, almost getting sliced, but a shotgun blast blew the Flood's head, falling lifeless to the floor. Scott was holding Carter's shotgun, stunned at what he had just done. "Nice shot",said Carter, taking back his shotgun, "here, you'll need some protection". He handed each of them a Magnum, and together they got outside the facility. "So what now?" asked John. "Well", answered Carter, "Looks like we're going to have to fight our way through this one".

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