Little Red Riding Hooded Mercenary
Location: Sweet Canyon Train Station
Exp: 0/20 -> 2/10
Word Count: 824
What should have been a calm and peaceful night in what looked like it should be the happiest desert in the world was interrupted by the sounds of metal on metal as combat ensued along the train tracks. A lone girl, if she could even be called a girl anymore, wearing a red hooded cloak was facing off against several small robots that made the mistake of picking a fight with an extremely dangerous mercenary. This girl was not a regular human after all, at least she isn’t anymore. This was the Little Red Riding Hooded Mercenary. A dangerous Abnormality who was transformed from an ordinary human to a violent and threatening creature with a taste for bloodshed. As one of the robots swung in an attempt to attack her she jumped backwards out of the way and charged the robot down after she landed. It took her more effort than normal to cut through that thing, seems blade attacks aren’t the most useful at cutting metal, but she managed to get the job done. Another also tried to land an attack but she quickly shoved it to the ground and started kicking its head in until it stopped moving. That left one more foolish creature. She rushed that one down too and placed a gun to its head. Being a robot though she didn’t get any reaction out of it before she blew a hole through its head. And thus her walk could continue once more.
As much as she abhorred this sugary land it was at the very least calming. Red wasn’t much a fan of anything like this anymore. Maybe back when she was a child this place would appeal to her but now? Now it was nothing more than a bright, happy looking annoyance. And if she learned anything from some of the things in that facility it’s that bright and happy just meant even more potential danger. She had honestly lost track of how long she had been walking before she finally came upon a train station. She had been hired after all to figure out what happened to this trade route, why it had stopped operating. These robots seemed like a very likely culprit but she was gonna find the town it was connected first before she drew any conclusions.
It was at this train station that the peaceful night was interrupted once again. Red could hear the commotion through the tunnel before it had even gotten close enough for her to see. The sounds of explosions, a vehicle, and just other general combat noises indicated a pretty large scale battle. Or perhaps an attempted escape? She quickly found herself a hiding spot a little ways away as she watched people eventually emerge. And wow what a group it was! An assorted group of masked teenagers, a weird cat… thing? There was a round fluffball of a creature, a robot, some mostly normal looking humans and then a few things that she could only liken to Abnormalities rather than giving an apt description of them. Of course it’s not like she was shocked. Everything in this world was wild beyond belief but very few things compare to the weirdness and sheer terror of the things you can find in the Backstreets. Or the facility. Hell, just about anywhere in her world had a weird thing or another if you looked hard enough.
She stayed and watched the group for a little to see if she could discern their intentions. None of them seemed particularly ill-willed. At least no more than some of the creatures she had encountered thus far. Was it even worth revealing herself to the group? On one hand perhaps they could finally answer some of her questions. She still wasn’t sure how exactly she ended up in this strange world and these people seemed just as out of place as her. On the other hand she preferred working alone. And what if these people already know about her or recognize her as something inhuman and dangerous? After weighing the pros and cons Red sighed and finally came out of her hiding place a small distance from the group and started to approach. While she was slightly concerned that her mask and hood would make it look like some evil monster was approaching them, she’d rather scare them with that then show her maimed face. She kept her hands on her weapons while her single eye flitted amongst all of them in case they tried to go straight into combat.
“So uh, you all seem very out of place here too. Does anyone know where ‘here’ even is? I’ve been stuck here for who knows how long and I haven’t gotten any clear answers yet.” Red’s speech was very awkward and plain. It was a little obvious that she wasn’t used to talking to people like that, she normally resorted to stabbing first and asking later.