Bottom Rail part 4 - finale Svetlana slowly walked down the street. With the document delivered Svetlana had nothing urgent to do so she took a stroll through the city. "Vilnius has changed a lot since last I was here."Bottom Rail part 4 - finale by CaptFox
The super powered woman stopped at a street corner and he looked up at a brown and white signs attached to a signpost. The names were in Lithuanian instead of Russian like they had been during her last visit. But even translating from Lithuanian back to Russian she realized the name of the street had been changed. It read "Volunteer Ave."
"Did they change all the street names?" She asked silently. Communicating directly to the nanites.
"No," the nanites responded. "Just the ones the Soviets changed."
Svetlana looked at the signpost for a moment and shook her head. "They didn't like Red Army avenue?" she asked, partly joking. "It was named that to honor the Red army that liberated the city from the Germans."
"The name honors those who died freeing Lit
Bottom Rail part 3 Strela leaned against the wall and took a moment to recover. "Blue star one four," she announced over an encrypted radio frequency. "Immediate pickup."Bottom Rail part 3 by CaptFox
In spite of the relatively warm weather there was a cold edge to the wind that blew across the roof of the building. Even with her enhanced strength it had taken great effort to get the man's body up to the roof.
It was five minutes, twenty two seconds before an unmarked, MI-8 helicopter settled for a landing next to her. It's powerful rotor blades whipping up a windstorm, blowing dust and dirt everywhere. The blades didn't stop moving but wound down to a slow movement that only lightly stirred up the air and created a strong breeze.
The cargo of the helicopter slid open. The figure that climbed out was dressed in the red, white and blue jumpsuit that was the standard uniform of the Longbow organization. He was wearing body armor over the jumpsuit and was carrying a high powered, advanced assault rifle. "We n
City of Heroes Bottom Rail part 2 Rogue Isles modern day 2002City of Heroes Bottom Rail part 2 by CaptFox
The island of St. Martial was a place of contrasts. The glittering, golden pyramid of the Golden Giza casino towered over everything. It's bright and gaudy lights illuminated the waters around it. This contrasted harshly with the blackened, broken and rundown slum of the Black Mariah neighborhood nearby. Those with money and good luck lived in Jackpot with its new buildings and well patrolled streets. For those down on their luck or who had too much badly spent time in the casinos, the slums of Black Maria were their homes now.
Strela never liked the neighborhood of Jackpot. For all its glitz and glamour there was a shallowness to the place. Behind the fine clothing, expensive cars and glamorous shops was a rot and evil far worse than the most filth covered street of Black Maria or The Hard way. The people here were every bit as vicious, ruthless and greedy as the worst street thug - they just covered their greed with glitter. Just walki