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It Happened in Vegas Part Fourteen

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I couldn’t believe it. This was worse than the whole ordeal with the carnival. Kelly was already angry—I was angry with myself, too—that I was on camera before, but this was even worse than that. I had to hope that no one saw my face.

“Sssir,” someone stuttered. “What is that?”

I didn’t say anything. I had to think about what I wanted to do. I couldn’t just wipe their memories because even if I did this was on TV. And then there are things like social media so this was definitely being seen by people somewhere. You people and your damn Facebook. Maybe the news people weren’t shooting live.

“We’re reporting live,” the news woman said. I almost felt like punching her in the face.

I was going to have to flash them to distract them. The only thing is I didn’t know if I could drag the dragon—ha—with me because it was huge. And the police were definitely going to be there any second. I was just going to have to take my chances.

I stuck my hand facing backwards and flashed everyone with my bright light—hold the giggles. I then grabbed the dragon and started pulling it as fast as I could. I was almost in the alley way.

“How did he get over there?” someone asked. I grunted in aggravation.

Once again I stuck out my hand flashed the light to distract everyone. When I got into the alley I could see that the agents were there with a van, waiting for me. The back door was open.

“Throw it in,” one of them said. I did just that. “Now get in.” I climbed in right after the dragon.

Once everyone was in the van started driving.

“It’s for you,” one of the agents informed me, holding out a phone. I grabbed it.

“Hello?” I asked.

“Are you kidding me?” Kelly shouted through the phone.

I pulled the phone away and started pointing at it.

“She’s mad,” I whispered. I put the phone back up to my ear.

“Are you listening?” she asked me.

“Yeah, yeah,” I said.

“I want you to come in with them. We need to talk.”

“That’s not really going to work for me.”

“I really must insist.”

I looked around and all of the agents looked ready to restrain me.

“Do you really think they will be able to stop me?” I asked her.

“No,” she admitted.

“Good.”

We stopped at a traffic light and I quickly erased everyone’s mind in the van and jumped out the back door. Running with speed I didn’t know I could manage, I headed back to my car. There was something that I needed to do before I left, though.

On my way to my car I headed back to the burning building to find Julie and her father. She was still there, amazingly. I ran right up to her.

“You’re still here?” I said.

“We were waiting for you,” she said.

“Walk this way, quickly.”

We walked away from the building as quickly as we could.

“I’m going to do something to your dad,” I said. “I’m going to make him forget.”

“You aren’t going to do nothing,” he informed me.

Without waiting for an answer I wiped his memories. Julie took the brunt of the flash but I kept her memories intact.

“Listen to me,” I said. “If anyone comes asking you about me or the dragons pretend like you’ve forgotten. Okay?”

“Why didn’t you do the same thing to me?” she asked.

I was selfish. “I don’t know.”

“I’m glad you didn’t.”

I leaned in and kissed her. She didn’t pull away from me, which was amazing.

“Will I ever see you again?” she asked me as we finally pulled away.

“I hope so,” I said. And then I took off.

When I got back to my car I called Roy to let him know what happened and that we needed to leave as soon as I got back. We had to get as far away from the agency as we could. They weren’t really going to do anything, even though I exposed myself and the dragons to world. But why would I take my chances…?

It Happened in Vegas: Part Fourteen

 
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Posted by on June 27, 2014 in It Happened in Vegas

 

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It Happened in Vegas Part Thirteen

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I really wasn’t expecting that. I wondered which one was the male and which one was the female. I assumed it was one and the other. My guess was the bigger one was the female, and it looked really pissed off. I wish I had my axes with me.

They both started circling me, measuring up their prey. I guessed that if there were two of them that they were probably there to mate, and I definitely didn’t want them to do that. The dragons started hissing at me, bringing the tension way up. I took my guns back out and prepared myself for the fight of my life.

The smaller dragon faked like it was going to come at me so I turned towards it a little. Then the bigger one attacked, biting the same shoulder the other one had. I yelled in pain and tried to get away, but the thing was not letting go. It whipped me back and forth a few times before it finally let go and threw me across the roof. I landed with a thud and then rolled a few times. My shoulder felt like it was on fire.

The two dragons came running at me with great speed. They both fanned out so that they could approach me on each side. I followed them with my Desert Eagles but no matter how many times I managed to hit them they just kept coming. I don’t know if they had a ridiculous healing rate or if there was just so much adrenaline pumping through them that it didn’t even faze them. Either way it wasn’t really working out for me.

When they were both a few feet away from me, one on my left and the other on my right, I did a back flip to avoid them. The collided into each other and it was actually pretty funny. I laughed a little but the feeling faded.

The attack went on for a while and for the most part they were getting the best of me, but I managed to dodge them enough to stay alive.

All of a sudden the door leading inside the building busted open and a bunch of guys with guns came running out. It was the agency. They all stopped and dropped their guns, shocked at what they were seeing. One of them seemed to have his head on his shoulders, though.

“Wes!” he shouted. “Here!”

He threw something at me. As it got closer I could see that it was a sword. It wasn’t my axes but it would do.

I grabbed the sword out of the air just as the smaller dragon was approaching. When it was just a foot or so away I swung the sword as hard as I could and cut the things head clean off. This sword was extremely sharp.

The other dragon let out a blood curdling squeal that forced me to drop to my knees. I just killed its mate. It was furious. I didn’t care, though. There’s no telling how many people these things have killed.

The dragon lifted in the air and flew right at me. I tried to jump to the side and cut its head off but it was moving faster than I expected, so it slammed right into me. We tumbled together and then toppled over the side of the building. We plummeted to the street below until we both hit the ground with me on top, thank god, so the dragon took all of the impact. That isn’t to say that it didn’t hurt.

I pushed myself off of the dragon and backed away. The monster obviously took the hit kind of hard because it took a couple seconds to get up, stumbling as it did. And then we stared. It was just one on one, equally matched. I really wanted to get this over with before anyone noticed what was going on. People might have already. I didn’t notice. I was a little too focused on the dragon that was bigger then me facing me down.

“I think we both know how this is going to end,” I said to it.

It hissed at me.

“You want to do this anyway?” I asked. “Okay then. I was just hoping for an easy submission.”

The thing charged at me, again, but this time I was ready. It came at me straight on, keeping its head mid-level right at my chest. I took the sword and swung upward, aiming to take off its head. The dragon knew that was coming and dodged to the right, narrowly avoiding being chopped. Have you ever watched that show, Chopped? Sometimes when I’m sitting in a motel I’ll catch it and it’s so hard to not get an appetite after. I could really use a burger. Oh, sorry, fighting a dragon.

So, it moved to the right to avoid getting its head cut off. When it came back at me, however, I had my gun ready and stuck it right in its face.

“Eat this,” I said. I’m just kidding. That would be extremely cheesy.

I didn’t wait to pull the trigger and just let the bullet fly. It hit its mark and the dragon wasn’t getting up.

I dropped down to my knees and took in a deep breath, relieved that it was finally over. Now all I had to do was get the thing out of there before anyone noticed.

“What the hell was that?” someone shouted.

“Donny, get the shot,” said someone else.

Not only were there people behind me but there were cameras as well. Crap…

It Happened in Vegas: Part Thirteen

 
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Posted by on June 25, 2014 in It Happened in Vegas

 

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It Happened in Vegas Part Twelve

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This was not a position that I wanted to be in. If it were just me and the dragon I would be fine. Well, no, I would still be screwed but at least I wouldn’t have two people to worry about.

The dragon walked towards us with slow, calculated steps, ready to pounce at any second. We all backed away, trying to keep as much distance from the thing as we could. It was less than 15 feet away. Julie and her dad were both breathing very heavily but luckily neither of them made any loud noises or quick movements.

“I’m going to distract the thing,” I informed them in a low whisper. “Then you two head for the door.”

“You can’t,” Julie whimpered.

“I can.” Without waiting I jumped at the monster.

We collided and it head butted me right in the shoulder where it had bit me earlier, which hurt. I had actually forgotten that happened. It tried to jump past me at the other two but I grabbed the thing by the tail and tore it to the ground.

“RUN!” I yelled. Julie and her dad took off.

I still had a hold of the dragon’s tail, so I whipped the thing off to the side and out a window. It managed to keep its balance in the air and turned itself around to face me. It let out another one of its high-pitched squeals right before it started flying back towards me.

I had both of my guns aimed forward and just started firing, hitting the monster several times. It still kept coming, though. When the dragon was a few feet away from me it reached out to grab me, but I dropped to the floor on my back and it just flew by. As I landed I aimed my guns and continued to fire, shooting upside down and backwards. Not an easy task.

It landed on the ground and whipped around to look at me. It then reeled its head back and started to suck in a lot of air. There was no way this thing could actually breath fire, could it? It could. I rolled out of the way and into a room, putting a wall between me and the fire. There was so much debris that it caught fire the moment the flames licked it.

I heard thumping as the dragon came running from around the corner, fire still shooting from its mouth. I started running as quickly as I could, trying to avoid the hot flames. The thing was fast so it was hard to get away but luckily I am quick, too, so I managed to keep it back far enough.

There was a weak wall ahead of me so I picked up my speed and busted right through it. I then jumped to the side so that when the dragon came through I could punch it right in the face, which I did. The thing let out a little squeak and ran off.

The dragon flew towards a window. I couldn’t let it get away this time, so I ran after it as quickly as I could. It smashed through the widow, creating an explosion of glass. I jumped out the window right after it and grabbed onto its wings. The thing just freaked out. It started flying around in all different directions and was squealing constantly. There was no way that anyone below didn’t see what was going on.

We flew around like it was missing a wing and ended up going halfway across the city in another slightly abandoned area. There seemed to be a lot of vacant buildings, more than I would have expected for this city.

The dragon plummeted onto a smaller building and we rolled around on each other until eventually I pushed myself away from it. Then it flew away. I really hated that it ran away, again.

My phone rang. I didn’t recognize the number.

“Hello?” I said.

“Wes?” came a male voice.

“Yeah?”

“This is Kevin. I work with Kelly. Where are you?”

“To be honest I’m not sure. Can’t you lock on my phone?”

“Yes.”

“Okay, then do that.”

“Keep the line open.”

“Yup.” My phone beeped as another call was coming in. “I have another call. Hang on.”

I picked up the other call. “Roy.”

“We have a problem,” he said flatly.

Just then the dragon landed on the ground in front of me.

“You better make it quick,” I said, “because I’m a little busy here.”

“Another person went missing earlier, in the town we’re staying in,” he told me.

“How? The dragon has been here.”

I hate when I asked stupid questions. I really do hate it. There was a loud thud behind me. I dared to turn around and couldn’t believe my eyes. It was another dragon and it was bigger…

It Happened in Vegas: Part Twelve

 
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Posted by on June 24, 2014 in It Happened in Vegas

 

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It Happened in Vegas Part Eleven

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We both watched as the dragon took the police officer away. That was another person that I was going to have to save. Hopefully the thing will bring the guy right up to the roof I was just at. That would make things a lot easier.

Julie had turned white and couldn’t seem to close her mouth. Granted anyone who didn’t know about monsters would be a little more than freaked out.

“What the hell was that?” she yelled.

“That was a dragon,” I informed her. “I think.”

“A what?”

“A dragon.”

“A dragon? How? What?” She couldn’t even voice what she was thinking.

“Yeah. So, monsters are real.”

“Did that thing take my dad?”

“It took me too.”

She just let out guttural sobs.

“It’s okay,” I promised. “He’s unharmed. He’s a little drunk but not hurt.”

“We have to go save him,” she said.

“He’s okay right now. I really need to go save that cop.”

“What about my dad?”

I looked at her and found myself in quite the predicament. I really needed to go save that cop but I couldn’t just leave her dad or her alone. The one good thing was if the dragon did bring the officer to the top of this building then I had to go in there anyway. That was the first place I was going to look so it kind of worked out.

“Let’s get in there then,” I said.

She didn’t wait and just headed for the building. It was completely boarded up and not accessible, but thankfully I’m me. I could get in.

“How do we get in here?” she asked as she was trying to pull some of the wood off. “We need to get in there now.” She was brave. Anyone else might only think about themselves and try to run but she didn’t. She wanted to run right into building that could ultimately lead to her death. This girl was awesome.

“Step aside,” I said. In a totally non chauvinistic way, of course. I just needed her to move so I could get us in there.

I grabbed the boards and ripped them off like they were Styrofoam.

“How did you do that?” she asked me.

“I work out,” I lied. Who has time for that? I get to look like this without even trying. Jealous? Oh yeah. You can’t really see me, can you? That’s a shame. Oh, sorry. Back to the story.

I kicked open the door and we both headed in. The place was a complete mess. There was debris everywhere. She took out her cellphone out and used it as a flashlight. I suppose I should have a flashlight on hand but I never really need one. I’m sure I’ve told you I can see in the dark better than a human.

“He could be anywhere in here,” she said.

“We’ll find him,” I said.

“Dad!” she yelled out loud.

“Don’t do that. At all. No loud noise unless you want that thing to find us. It could be up on the roof right now.”

“Sorry.”

“It’s okay.”

We continued to walk through the building, looking for her dad. The first two floors were empty. On the third floor we heard something shuffling in one of the rooms.

“What was that?” Julie asked, grabbing me as she did so.

I crept forward with Julie right behind me. When we were no more than a few feet away from where the sound came from, Julie’s dad jumped out from behind an old desk. I jumped, so what?

“Dad!” Julie bellowed. She ran up to him and wrapped her arms around him.

“What are you doing here?” he asked her.

“He’s been helping me.” She pointed to me.

His face turned red with anger. “Why would you bring her in here?”

“It’s okay,” I assured him. “The dragon wouldn’t come in here.”

I hate being wrong. I’m not ignorant enough to pretend like I’m not. There was a thump off to my right. I turned to look down the hallway and sure enough, there was the dragon, staring right at me…

It Happened in Vegas: Part Eleven

 
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It Happened in Vegas Part Ten

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There I was, falling to ground, heading to my inevitable death. They say that when you die your entire life flashes before your eyes. It didn’t. That must have meant that I was going to survive. Of course I survived. I don’t know why I have to remind you but if I was dead I wouldn’t be able to tell you about this story.

So, it turns out I wasn’t going to hit the ground. No. The dragon didn’t catch me at the last second. I bounced off a balcony and then landed on the ground. I didn’t plummet to hard pavement below, but hitting that cement overhang didn’t feel too good either. There was no doubt that something inside me had broken.

I was lying on the ground, moaning and groaning like a little baby and luckily no one saw me fall. Either there was no one around or they were all too drunk. I looked at the building that we were just on top of and could see that it was abandoned, which made sense. The dragon wouldn’t want to be nesting at a populated spot.

“Wes?” I heard a female voice. I turned and saw Julie. Great. I’ll admit that despite not wanting her around right then my heart still jumped.

“Hey,” I moaned.

“Why are you lying on the ground?”

“Just taking a break.” Ha, get it? There’s a little Arnold one-liner for you.

“Are you okay?”

“I’ve been better.”

I stood up and she came over to help me.

“What happened to you before?” she asked. “I thought you took off on me.”

“I told you I wouldn’t,” I reassured her. “I thought I saw your dad so I got excited and dropped my phone.”

“So you didn’t find him?”

“Well, I did.”

She looked back and forth, trying to find her dad.

“Where is he?” she asked.

“Um,” I stumbled. I wasn’t really sure how much I should tell her. “He’s in there.” I pointed to the building.

She just shook her head. “That place is all boarded up. How did you get in there?”

“We came from the roof.” I just spit it out, without even thinking about.

“Why were you on the roof?”

“We were sort of taken up there.”

She let out a long sigh and she seemed even more worried than she already was. I didn’t really blame her, especially considering I knew that there was a dragon flying around. Where was that monster anyway?

“Who took you?” she asked. “How did you get away? Why did you leave him?”

“I didn’t,” I said. “I was sort of knocked off the roof.”

“You were knocked off of the roof?”

“Yeah.”

She just started to chuckle.

“I knew you were crazy,” she said. “I shouldn’t have trusted you from the beginning. Who knocked you off the building? Who took you?”

“It wasn’t really a who, but more of a what,” I admitted.

“What are you two kids doing here?” a police offer asked as he approached us. Uh, oh.

He was walking towards us slowly and he looked angry. I just wanted to flash his brain so he would forget this and we could go save Julie’s dad, but I couldn’t just do that in front of Julie either. It was a sticky situation.

“I asked you a question,” he stated.

We never got a chance to answer him. The dragon came swooping in and yanked him into the air. Julie literally jumped in the air and let out a short scream.

“That’s what knocked me off the roof,” I said…

It Happened in Vegas: Part Ten

 
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It Happened in Vegas Part Nine

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I honestly didn’t know that dragons were real. It wasn’t huge like they usually are in the movies and books. It was more like the size of a very large grizzly bear, but it was still very intimidating. I’m not even sure it was a dragon because I had never heard of them existing, but it looked just like one.

It spread its wings out and let out a very high pitched squeal. I would have expected it to let out a horrific roar but it was more like a giant bat. It was scary none-the-less. It stepped down off the ledge and approached us, ready to pounce on its prey. That was us. I slowly started to back away with Julie’s dad behind me.

“It’s going to eat us,” Julie’s dad whispered.

“Shut up,” I said back. I didn’t want to spook the animal. It already looked aggressive enough. “Just head to the door, very slowly.”

He did just that and moved toward the exit door that he claimed wouldn’t open. The dragon followed us, letting out occasional hisses, sticking out its tongue like a snake as it did.

“We are going to have to move quickly,” I said. “I’m going to rip open the door and then we’ll have to get in there.”

“It’s going to kill us,” he replied.

“Not if we move fast enough.”

“You’re an idiot.”

“When this is over, I’m going to punch you in the face.”

We reached the door and the dragon was still keeping some distance in between us, probably wary of what I might do. I really wondered if it knew what I was. I had Julie’s dad try to open the door but it didn’t budge.

“You see?” he said.

“Okay,” I began. “I’m going to rip the door open in three seconds.”

“It’s getting closer.”

“Three. Two. One.”

I ripped open the door and shoved the man through it, wondering if he was going to break any bones. If I went down there with him the dragon could have just followed us so I couldn’t take that chance.

The dragon didn’t waste any time and pounced on me like a feral cat. I managed to roll out of the way in time but barely. As I rolled up into a kneeling position I stuck my guns out, ready to fire, but the monster was way too fast. I didn’t have time to shoot as it took a bite into my arm. I yelled in pain but I didn’t give up.

I took one of my guns and shoved it into the creatures back. I pulled the trigger, firing a bullet right in. Thankfully it wasn’t like the thing had scales that were impenetrable because the bullet did hit its mark. The thing let go of my arm and let out another squeal. Then it flew away.

I checked my arm and saw that I would live. I found my phone and called Roy.

“Wes, you die?” he asked.

“If I died I wouldn’t be calling you,” I pointed out.

“I know.”

I let that sink in for a second and then snapped back into reality.

“It’s a damn dragon,” I said.

“What?” he replied. “Dragons?”

“Yeah.”

“There’s no such thing.”

“There’s no such thing as vampires either.”

“Good point.”

“This thing is not going to be easy to kill. It’s strong, fast and it can fly.”

“When are they ever easy to kill? How’s a giant dragon not noticed in Las Vegas?”

“It’s not as big as you think.”

I thought I heard something fly above me but it was just a bird.

“I need to get down from here,” I said.

I got down, but I really wanted to use the stairs. Instead the dragon came swooping down and knocked me right off of the building…

It Happened in Vegas: Part Nine

 
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It Happened in Vegas Part Eight

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I couldn’t believe it. He was still alive. He looked a little less drunk than before, which I’m sure was because adrenaline had kicked in. I slowly approached him.

“Are you okay?” I asked him.

He just shook his head.

“Do you remember me?” I asked.

He stared at me for a second confused. “You were on the roof before.”

“Yes. I’m going to get you out of here. Your daughter is looking for you.”

“Julie? You met Julie?”

“Yeah.”

“Is she hurt?”

“No, she’s fine.”

“How did you meet her? She could be in trouble.” He was still slurring his words a little bit but at least he was making sense.

“The whole city is in danger.”

“That thing is going to come back and kill us.” He was really starting to panic.

“I won’t let it,” I promised.

“You can’t stop that,” he practically shouted.

“You should really keep your voice down.”

“How can you be so calm?”

If he continued to talk as loud as he was that thing was definitely going to come back, and I really didn’t want it to. I was going to have to kill it at some point, though. I just wanted to face it when I didn’t have Julie’s father with me.

“I need to get you out of here,” I said.

“We can’t get out,” he responded. “The door is locked.”

“I can get through.”

“How? Who do you think you are?”

“Wes Parker: Monster Hunter.”

“Monster what?”

“Hunter.” It wasn’t like he was going to remember when this was all said and done. Plus he could clearly see that monsters did in fact exist.

I was getting a little anxious that the monster hadn’t come back yet. It could be grabbing someone else or waiting for a good moment to strike me again. It must know what I am or at least had felt my presence when I arrived here. Otherwise I figured it would have just attacked me head on.

I quickly looked around fearing that it was watching me. I didn’t see anything, however.

“We should really go,” I said.

“Is it back?” he asked in a pathetic, high pitched voice.

“I don’t know. It will be.”

I started walking for the door that led into the building when I heard it land on the ledge off to my right. Judging by the sound it made as its feet hit the roof, it was big. I looked over, scared to do so, and saw that I was exactly right. It was taller than me, covered in scales, with a long snout and it had large wings. There was no mistaking what it was and I had no idea they even existed. It was a dragon…

It Happened in Vegas: Part Eight

 
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Posted by on June 11, 2014 in It Happened in Vegas

 

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