“I can’t believe we’re doing this…” the Werewolf standing to my side takes a deep breath while I reload my enchanted Field Pistol.
“You agreed to this, and now it's way too late to back out," I answer with a dismissive voice while loading new shells into my Shockwave before slinging the weapon on my back.
My furry friend cracks his neck and sighs, “I know, but this seems too extreme-“
“Are we seriously having this conversation right now? Those fucking lizards tried to kill me three times, and they are at war with your Family. Don’t tell me you’re having regrets?”
He shakes his head, “No, of course not. The abomination they summoned was the last straw, and I’m still amazed that you somehow killed it. But this kind of plan isn’t something I thought you would come up with, I feel like you changed a lot since you discovered the Hidden World…”
“Well, whose fault do you think that is?!” I snarl and check my Shield Glove while doing my best to ignore the memories flashing in front of my eyes.
How many times have I died in those last few weeks? How many years have I wasted by constantly Rewinding time to fight impossible battles?
Dealing with the mental scarring isn’t going to be fun, especially since I can no longer drown my sorrows in alcohol.
“I know you have disagreements with my mother, but-”
I interrupt him, “Come on Riley, even you admit that she let the Scalebound do as they please.”
“John isn’t wrong; this situation could’ve been avoided if she did her job.” Riley’s brother, who was leaning against a wall, chimes in.
“See? Even Steve agrees with me.”
Riley raises his hands, “All right… But you know the Council will not like what we’re about to do.”
I click my tongue, “You really think I care about what the Council wants?! I killed a giant demonic mutant alone, so they won’t dare to do anything if they ever hear about our plan…”
A wild grin creeps on my face and I pat my armored chest, “And if any of those bastard try to do anything against us, then let’s just say that there will be one less Enforcer Family after I’m done.”
Riley eyes the shotgun on my back, “I don’t doubt that… I don’t know if there’s anything on this planet that can withstand that thing. You said you discovered the way to make those shells on an unclaimed planet?” I nod and he smiles, “That planet you explored seems interesting… You must bring me with you during your next World-Hopping!”
“And me too!” Steve adds.
“Of course, I think I owe you that much!” I answer while raising my thumb.
I grab my Portal Gun and aim at the ground, “Now, are you two ready?” The two Werewolves nod in unison, so I pull the trigger and sink into the blue portal.