She cursed at herself as she slid around the platform corner,the edge into the abyss loomed too close for comfort. Lasers bounced off the metal wall behind her shoulder,spraying her with metal splinters. Her own blaster turning to shoot randomly behind her. Her hand grasped one rung of a broken overhead ladder and with ease she flipped herself up onto the next level. Her boots echoing on the metal grid floor as those below her fired beneath her retreating figure.
Her head lifted and her eyes narrowed as she saw a ventilation shaft ahead of her,without thinking she ducked her head and dove into the narrow darkness,just hoping she didnt emerge into something worse. Her body slid down the shaft,her hands and arms out in front of her trying to guide and slow her descent. With a grating cry her body broke through another vent covering and her body dropped a few feet to a hard floor. Quickly she was up and surveying the room around her,guns drawn. She was alone in what seemed like an old laundry room. She holstered one blaster and lifted her hand to remove her helmet. Her shoulder length black hair framed her face,her almond colored eyes glanced around quickly.
Times had changed and the once famed Bounty hunters had now become the hunted. Many criminals had escaped the prison grid and turned the city into their own place..most law officils had long abandoned it save for the few BH's that tried to keep some sort of peace. Today thought was just not Macy's day... she had lost her Mark and fell into a den of hardcore criminals who had decided they needed a paly toy. She had quenched that quickly with a few well placed blasts from her guns and a dagger. They then decided they wanted her dead..an example to others that come here.
She eased from the room and peered around the corner,so far all was clear. She just needed to get to the hangar and her ship. She had lost her co-pilot somewhere during the melee but she could manage on her own. She felt that he had sold her out which wouldnt have surprised her much. Most people she hired usually tries to sell her out or winds up dead from a stupid move. Her mind quickly flashed back to her one co-pilot from years earlier. He had not only been her assosciate but lover until she thought he had sold her out for a few gold coins. She had become a solo BH after that occasionally taking on a pilot but nothing more.
The high whine of a charging gun made her shift and duck just before the wall behind her exploded. "Damnit..."
She muttered under her breath as she sprinted for the steel stairs before her,climbing quickly to be met with the open air of the hangar..her ship sitting a few feet away. She broke into a run as blasts hit around her. She dodged and slid avoiding most,but several brushed across her arm and leg bringing another curse from her lips. She saw her ship and then at the last second saw the gaping hole in front of her. She had no time to stop and laaunched herself hoping it was enough to get her across. Her hands hit the edge but her speed wasnt strong enough and her hands slid backwards as her weight pulled her towards the darkness of the hole. Her hands grasped anything trying to get a hold and then there was nothing...
She was falling...what a way to go she thought to herself. The a strong hand caught her wrist halting her fall and she slowly lifted her head to peer into the eyes of the one she had loved and then hated all those years ago. His hand grasped hers tightly as he pulled her body up and over the edge of the hole.
"Come on! Just dont say a thing and run!"
He yelled as he pulled her along with him towards his own ship.shoving her through the hatch he hit the release lever and called out to some unseen person to launch.
Macy gasped for air as she felt the gravity shifting for launch and looked around for a chair and belted herself into it. Her stomach always hated launches and she swallowed hard to keep from being sick,while her eyes never left his face. All her hatred and feelings from those years crashing back into her head. Shaking her head she closed her eyes and waited for the ship to level off.
((need one male to write as her long lost friend/lover/partner...she thinks he sold her out..he didnt but cant yet tell her why. he works for a group of mercs that are really top secret...he wants to tell her but cant..not yet..it is a futuristic thread..aliens,ships and the whatnot so send me a intro post through PM and we will go from there if it is what I am looking for.)))