Recent posts by WillItBlend on Kongregate

Flag Post

Topic: Forum Games / Zombie Apocalypse RP Chapter 4: Blood and Steel

Gerald

“Indeed, I am quite famished after last night’s battle in the rain. I may have to teach Alex how to use this bad boy with true skill. He’s skilled with a Taiga so I gave him mine so that he could wield two. It helps, however, to be skilled with more than one weapon.”

The only truly painful wound on me was that stab wound in my shoulder. The slight cut across the base of my neck was nothing to worry about. Depending on the level of pain in my shoulder, I may have to wield it in reverse edge.

 
Flag Post

Topic: Forum Games / Zombie Apocalypse RP Chapter 4: Blood and Steel

Gerald

I have awoken in slight pain from the battle last night. There is a knock at the door.

“Come in. I’m awake now.”

I sit up, ready to see who wants to come in. My katana rests on the side of my bed closest to the window. Walking through the door, one would never know that I have my sword here with me. This is a means of protection for me…as well as a tool that was designed to preserve the laws of nature.

 
Flag Post

Topic: Forum Games / Zombie Apocalypse RP Chapter 4: Blood and Steel

Gerald

“That monster in me is gone, Alex. The fight felt great. I finally had a worthy opponent. We can call it a draw.”

Gerald sees Alex wince in pain for a moment.

“Try not to move around too much, Alex. This stuff hurts.”

Emi had come in, informing us of our new visitor. So he had finally arrived. He had been gone for quite a while. Last I recall, there was a slight increase in the number of undead around Naha Airport during his absence. The main question is why…Why does the population of undead increase when he’s gone? Something really doesn’t add up. Regardless, I can’t do anything at the moment so I’m just going to lay here, recuperating.

 
Flag Post

Topic: Forum Games / Zombie Apocalypse RP Chapter 4: Blood and Steel

(Vixen, I’m just going to move our fight along due to time constraints. I’m hoping you don’t mind.)

Gerald

Alex and I spent the next few minutes clashing blades, he got a stab to my shoulder in and I got a slash to his arm in before we fell unconscious from constant battle fatigue. When I came to, I was indoors, laying down on an old bed in one of the apartments on the second floor. Alex was in the next bed over, still out cold. All I could see was Emi watching over the two of us. It’s good that she cares…It’s good that she has a sense of compassion. It makes her more of a human being than Alex or I could ever be.

 
Flag Post

Topic: Forum Games / Zombie Apocalypse RP Chapter 4: Blood and Steel

Gerald

A quick recovery takes place after the knee to the head. Gerald puts the sheath of the sword in the way of Alex’s hand for the guard. When the guard takes place, Gerald pivots and delivers an elbow to Alex’s temple before rolling forward to get some distance and slight footing. On the rise, he gets his sword ready for an impending horizontal strike. The storm was starting to grow stronger as we were fighting under the light of a blue moon. Lightning would illuminate the sky and thunder would clap periodically.

 
Flag Post

Topic: Forum Games / Zombie Apocalypse RP Chapter 4: Blood and Steel

[My B…it’s taken care of.]

 
Flag Post

Topic: Forum Games / Zombie Apocalypse RP Chapter 4: Blood and Steel

Gerald

“Starving?”

I get up, bringing a low kick to a high kick to the side of Alex’s head before drawing my katana.

“The only thing I’ve been hungering for…”

I bring my katana up from the ground and slice a line into Alex’s front before sizing him up while in a defensive possession. The next to come into action was a blocked shot followed by a long swipe with the sheath of the sword. Alex will likely either duck or try to grab. A nice boot will be waiting for him, for whatever he does.

[Sorry about that…I was crazy tired so my ability to type was shot.]

 
Flag Post

Topic: Forum Games / Zombie Apocalypse RP Chapter 4: Blood and Steel

Gerald

Those few moments of pain were what the killer inside me needed to come out and have some fun. Another blocked swing is made followed by a low sweep so that I can get up. I step back and laugh for a moment.

“That pain was just what I needed to wake up. Now, I feel alive…let’s continue, shall we?”

I make the rush at Alex, intentionally running past before stopping to draw my sword and slash at the man’s back legs. After the slash, I return to my sheathed, quick draw stance.

“One-for-one, Alex…One-for-one.”

 
Flag Post

Topic: Forum Games / Zombie Apocalypse RP Chapter 4: Blood and Steel

Gerald

The hunger for battle lusts within me as I raise my sheathed sword to block Alex’s strike.

“Hasty, aren’t we? I like that.”

I force his attack back, put one foot back behind me and enter a quick draw stance.

“Your movements are predictable, Alex.”

I smile before keeping my hand at my side.

 
Flag Post

Topic: Forum Games / Zombie Apocalypse RP Chapter 4: Blood and Steel

Gerald

“Never mind those two, Alex, Emilie. They have their own agenda and we have ours.”

Sypher was right about one thing: Bringing a knife to a gunfight is a bad idea. What he forgets, however, is that a fox is more cunning than a wolf. He and Kat both underestimate my ability to use a sword and my knack for survival and that’s where they are lacking. It’s that kind of thinking that could easily get them killed and I plan on showing them just how wrong they are.

“Right…Alex, I believe they underestimate my abilities as a survivalist and swordsman. Their firepower is no match for my cunning. But, that’s besides the point. The moon before us is a full, blue moon. It’s rare to see a blue moon so let’s make this fight a good one before we head to the palace. I already explained my history of the incident to you so that you will understand where I am coming from. I don’t want you to kill me, nor do I want to kill you. I asked you here to kill the cold-blooded murderer inside of me. I believe that can only be done through battle. You stand before Gerald Kincaid…You will be fighting Kold Kincaid, the serial killer who went on a two-month spree, costing your brother his life when he tried to be the hero. Figure out some way to kill the serial killer in me. Can you do that?”

 
Flag Post

Topic: Forum Games / Zombie Apocalypse RP Chapter 4: Blood and Steel

Gerald

“No judge would be able to fix my problem like I can so Kat’s semester in law doesn’t matter to me. There is a reason why I want to engage in combat with Alex a second time but you two seem to be so adamant about moving to a safer location when there is no “safe”. The zombies are easy work, when you give someone the right weapon. Sypher and Kat, for you, the right weapon seems to be a gun…a very deadly device that boasts a lack of honor. For me, it’s a sword…A weapon forged by man and carried into battle to slay the enemies before the wielder…a weapon of honor and glory, two things you two don’t seem to understand."

I slowly turn around to face Kat.

“Look at that furious expression…so full of life…so full of energy…and yet, I can see right through you, Kitty Kat. You’re not going to shoot me. No matter how much you want to, you won’t. I’m too valuable an asset for you to destroy. Sypher, perhaps it’s time I let you and Kat in on something, and Alex, I’m sure you’ve already heard it from Emi but I will tell you myself. In America, I was a wanted man. I had finished a kill and was making my way back home when her father spotted me, identifying me as the killer from past incidents. He tried to be a hero and turn me in but I wasn’t having that. I wasn’t going to give in to some random individual. We fought until we reached the street and that’s where things took a turn for the worse. The truck came, logs fell loose, crushing Emilie’s father underneath it all. There has not been a day where I haven’t felt the pull on my conscience.”

 
Flag Post

Topic: Forum Games / Zombie Apocalypse RP Chapter 4: Blood and Steel

Gerald

“There’s been something just…it’s like I being pulled at from inside. It’s like my heart has something it needs to finish before it can finally allow me, as the person you know, to move on. Seeing your uncle reminds me too well of my altercation with your father. I’ve always been regretful of what had happened and I apologized to you for it several times now…but I feel that no matter how many times I feel remorse, there has remained a part of me that is the murderer you once saw me as. If I’m going to continue to help you and care for you with everything I’ve got, I need to help myself first. I want you to support me in this decision that I want to make.”

I hold my katana to the light so my blade shines.

“I gave Alex the Taiga I had as a gift for training with me, despite my past…now he has two of the same machete. I want to fight your uncle again. I can assume he would want to get back at me for your father’s death. I will give him the pleasure of trying to kill the cold-blooded murderer that was once me. You know me as your darling Gerry, right? He likely knows me as Kold Kincaid, the bastard who has slain his brother. He will do battle with Kold and he will either win and end the heartless murderer within me once and for all or he will be defeated, leaving the killer inside me satisfied with victory. I’m doing this to make myself a man you can still love. The next time you see him, please call him to the roof. It will just be you and him coming up instead to join me. Bring an umbrella though or something…there’s going to be a storm tonight and I don’t want you getting sick.”

 
Flag Post

Topic: Forum Games / Zombie Apocalypse RP Chapter 4: Blood and Steel

Gerald

As we head to the roof, I feel a slight tug at my conscience. I feel like it’s that memory coming back to haunt me for a moment.

“I didn’t hear anything of you and him arguing. I was going to bring that gem of truth up to him myself but I was going to do it with you present so that things were less likely to get out of hand. I already told you about the fate of your father and yet, something keeps pulling at me from inside. That’s why I feel like I need to talk to Alex about this and reveal my side of everything.”

I give Emi and hug and reveal the bruise on my arm shortly thereafter.

“When he, Kat, Sypher and I went up here without you, it was because I was training with your uncle. I felt that his style of fighting was a bit sloppy and so I wanted to help hone his skill as well as temper my own ability. The bruise on my arm which I’m sure you’ve already noticed is from that little training session. I just didn’t want you to see me risk getting injured by your uncle. He’s an exceptional combatant and I respect him for it. I also respect the fact that he likely doesn’t trust me. He has every right not to, especially since I revealed to him my past as a career murderer. I assured him that such a life was behind me but…I understand his reasoning behind his lack of trust. What’s your opinion on everything so far? I haven’t really given you the opportunity to speak yet.”

 
Flag Post

Topic: Forum Games / Zombie Apocalypse RP Chapter 4: Blood and Steel

Gerald

I had wanted to talk to Emi about something regarding her uncle. It was more like truth-telling, in my eyes but whatever. I start looking for her in the immediate vicinity, in the adjacent rooms, on the roof again…six minutes and no Emi in sight.

“Emi, you around? Where are you?”

It isn’t until three minutes later that I try the hallway and find her.

“Hey, you got a minute to talk, Emi?”

 
Flag Post

Topic: Forum Games / Zombie Apocalypse RP Chapter 4: Blood and Steel

Gerald

I glace at Sypher for a moment and sit down on a crate, putting my sword next to my leg. I hold a hand open to gesture that he should have a seat as well.

“Israeli forces, huh? Pre-outbreak, I hear those men and women learned a very useful, very deadly martial art known as Krav Maga. It shines in extreme close quarters, where movement is very limited. After all, fighting someone in a market district with my training would be less effective. Alex already tussled with me and I thank him for that. He showed me a couple things about my combat efficiency that I need to work on. Thankfully, I showed him the same. At the moment, I am trying to recuperate. The bruise on my arm will only get worse the more I exert myself. That and I specialize in swordsmanship, not hand-to-hand. At the moment, I’d rather not risk bringing more damage to my arm. If you want, I can teach you about swordsmanship since hand-to-hand against an undead still leaves you at great risk of being bitten or having their infectious bodily fluids fly up and into an open wound. I wield a sword because it keeps some distance between the undead and it effectively dispatches them via decapitation and hacks off limbs with ease. Wait until I’m fully recovered and then I will come to you about that Krav Maga training again. I normally don’t back down from a challenge but I’d rather fight you at peak physical condition. Currently, you’d be at a handicap since I’m feeling my fight against Alex. Sorry, comrade.”

I didn’t want to turn him down, honestly but it’s true that he would automatically have the upper hand. I clutch my arm where the bruise is before cracking my shoulder.

 
Flag Post

Topic: Forum Games / Zombie Apocalypse RP Chapter 4: Blood and Steel

Gerald

I put a hand on Emi’s shoulder.

“It’s alright, Emi. They can handle themselves pretty well. They were present during my talk with Alex. I’m sure they were paying attention to various details I tried to stress.”

I pick up my katana and feel an ounce of pain as I put it at my left hip. Clearly, the bruise on my arm was fresh. I had to take it easy with the swordplay or risk more pain. It’s not like I can really hide it either because I’m sure Emi noticed it. She has an eye for detail sometimes.

“Let me give you two a brief explanation about Seth. That man has had some experience with military equipment so I assume he will be trying to either head somewhere that houses military equipment or seeking fortified shelter somewhere. Would you two happen to know of some places that are fortified and defensible and/or stockpile weaponry?”

 
Flag Post

Topic: Forum Games / Zombie Apocalypse RP Chapter 4: Blood and Steel

Gerald

“Well, we can’t just stay here, Emi. We have to keep moving and…I just noticed something now…”

I take a look around before returning to Emi.

“…Abbey and Seth aren’t here. That’s a bit odd, yeah? Wasn’t Abbey with us before?”

 
Flag Post

Topic: Forum Games / Zombie Apocalypse RP Chapter 4: Blood and Steel

Gerald

The fight got my blood pumping. I needed more but I couldn’t ask Alex after the fact that we already trained. As I head downstairs, something catches my nose. No, it’s not the peaches, although those look mighty tasty right now. This was a different smell…-that smelly smell that smells…smelly-like death was around the corner. Something will come soon but I still have time. I sit down next to Emi and begin eating away at canned peaches myself.

“It’s good to know you can still see, Emi. Sorry for leaving you down here. Alex and I had a nice, lengthy chat on the roof. I’d say we are good now. How’s my darling feeling?”

 
Flag Post

Topic: Forum Games / Zombie Apocalypse RP Chapter 4: Blood and Steel

Gerald

“Not bad. Alright, get off of me. It seems we’re good to go here. I’m assuming you have a Taiga machete already. Regardless of whether you do or don’t, accept mine as a reward for training well with me. My katana is all I need as I’m much more efficient with it. Kat and Sypher can vouch for me on that one”.

 
Flag Post

Topic: Forum Games / Zombie Apocalypse RP Chapter 4: Blood and Steel

Gerald

“Not bad…it’s no worse than a stomachache though.”

As I rise, I plan my movements carefully. When I see an opening, I try for it. After getting close up again, I yank up one of Alex’s legs, spin toward him while holding on and plant an elbow into his temple. Uncoiling from the spin, I pull his held leg to bring him forward before delivering a quick jab to his side and backing off.

“I’ve figured out what you’re doing wrong. When getting someone in a submission hold, it’s important to get your legs grounded. Position them so that kicking one out at the knee proves more difficult. Also, when performing a low kick, don’t concentrate on putting extra physical force into the kick. Focus on the speed of your delivery, increasing your momentum in turn. I’m hoping I didn’t hit your side too hard. That’s one of many vital striking points on the body.”

(Bedtime…)

 
Flag Post

Topic: Forum Games / Zombie Apocalypse RP Chapter 4: Blood and Steel

Gerald

“Don’t think you’ve…beaten me so easily, comrade. There’s an old saying in your country…”

I kick out one leg to loosen the hold and use the opportunity to turn and get a hand at Alex’s abdominal region. Using the appropriate shoulder, I push up, lifting Alex up for a moment before putting him up, over and down onto the concrete in front of me.

“The bear who sees the trap, cannot be caught. Now get up…we’re just getting started.”

I keep one arm back and open-handed while staying low to the ground with the remaining arm and legs.

 
Flag Post

Topic: Forum Games / Zombie Apocalypse RP Chapter 4: Blood and Steel

Gerald

“While you are not fighting to kill…”

I start slowly sidestepping left and right to think about Alex’s possible movements.

“…you should still fight as if your life depended on it.”

I throw a quick jab with the full intention of being only a couple inches from his face. Should he put up his guard, a low kick to his knee followed by an uppercut will be the next course of action.

 
Flag Post

Topic: Forum Games / Zombie Apocalypse RP Chapter 4: Blood and Steel

Gerald

“You have arrived. Good. I’ve been a little concerned about something. Now that it’s just the four of us, I believe we can discuss this properly. This involves you the most, Alex.”

I begin pacing slowly.

“Let me give you a bit of history before we get to the proverbial meat and potatoes of this. Before the outbreak started, I was a known serial killer in America. Within the span of two months, I had murdered twenty-two people. I stalked and disemboweled them with a pair of kama as my trademark blades. It was West who had arrested me and got me my life sentence. In prison, I had killed two inmates and one prison warden. I was sent to solitary confinement as a result. During my time in there, I had become numb to certain emotions. It was then that I earned the moniker “Kold”…“Kold Kincaid”. Once the outbreak happened, I was forced to team up with the man who arrested me in the first place. Ironic but he has proven himself a valuable asset to our survival. This adventure from country to country has given me a new outlook in life. I strive to help survivors and am working to put an end to the man behind all of this. But enough about that…I was studying your fight against Vlad. Don’t take this personally but your abilities in combat are sloppy. At several points in the fight, you left yourself open to attack in various places. Why is it then that I called you up here with Kat and Sypher?"

I take my shirt off, revealing the wolf tattoo on my chest. I set my Taiga next to it and stand, facing Alex.

“I want you to engage in hand-to-hand with me, a real opponent. You will likely learn a thing or two from fighting me, a former murderer. Do you accept my challenge?”

 
Flag Post

Topic: Forum Games / Zombie Apocalypse RP Chapter 4: Blood and Steel

Gerald

“Then it seems I misunderstood the situation. I apologize for that. It would be surprising if he managed to survive before the undead find and give him a slow, painful end. Were the latter the case, I would have no problem putting what’s left of him to rest. Otherwise, we’d have to keep an eye out for him.”

We have finally reached our destination. I step inside and continue my conversation with Alex.

“Now that we are finally here, you and I can have that talk. I would like you, Kat and Sypher to accompany me to the roof of this building. Emi, I would like you to keep my sword safe. I won’t be needing it for this.”

I get to steppin’ and continue up the stairs, leaving my katana in Emi’s care. I await the three Russians on the roof.

 
Flag Post

Topic: Forum Games / Zombie Apocalypse RP Chapter 4: Blood and Steel

Gerald

“Vlad is no longer an issue, Emi. I had agreed not to kill him despite your capture being my business. I believe it was more of a personal matter for Alex so I felt it was more fitting for him to handle it as he desired. I’m glad you’re safe though. If you need anything, just ask and I’ll help out if I’m not busy. I have to do at least something for you until your vision improves.”

I turn my head back to Alex yet again as we reach our destination.

“Alex, I get that it’s a personal matter but I feel like I should ask. Were it possible, would you have preferred to spare his life, despite his actions and words?”