Gears of War
Chapter 1 - Silence
The cold night air brushed onto John’s face as he closed the large metal door behind him, he hated this part of his job, locking up in the middle of the night deep within a dead city wasn’t exactly his idea of a job… then again, there aren’t many besides front-line combat these days. He walked across the dark courtyard, his snub pistol in one hand, and lantern in the other, he never felt safe at night, no matter where he was. He moved up the large steps toward the doorway that was at least ten feet taller then him, he grabbed the handle and swung the door shut, a rather loud crash occurred as the metal door slammed shut, he pulled up the padlock and locked it with the key around his neck. He continued moving down the dark path, through the archway to yet another courtyard, whistling as he went… it calmed his nerves. There was a loud bang behind him, he turned around, dropping his lantern as he moved, and it smashed on the floor beside him. He peered into the darkness as a black figure emerged. John raised his snub, ready to fire.
The voice was familiar; John sighed in relief and lowered his weapon.
“Damien you jackass you almost made me shoot you!” John yelled, he wasn’t angry at all… just a little shaken up.
“Well if you spent more time locking doors then walking around you would be back inside by now.”
“C’mon, lets go do the last one.” John said, moving through the archway toward the final entrance.
“So, Damien, what’re you doin’ here, I thought you were off to that new COG assignment you got.”
“Well, I came back for a few days R and R, thought I might come catch up with an old friend.”
John couldn’t help but wonder why he would show up at midnight, but he didn’t really care, he just wanted to get back inside and hit the hay. He moved up to the last door and closed it, locking it with the key.
“Well, that does it for the night, c’mon Damien, I’ll show you around—“ He stopped talking as he turned around to find Damien was missing.
“Damien you idiot lets go!” John yelled, looking around the courtyard.
“C’mon man this isn’t funny lets go!”
John moved down the path a little, stepping into was felt like water, he looked down to find Damien’s mangled corpse on the grass, and his blood was slowly pouring down onto the path and into the drain nearby.
“Holy ****!” John screamed, backing away from the body as a bullet slammed into his chest, he flew backwards into the metal door, sliding down as his body slowly weakened. He looked out to the courtyard, five blurry figures were moving across the grass, one ran up to John and knelt down beside him. It hissed something in a high-pitched tone; another ran over and looked down at him. John was finding it harder and harder to breathe, his vision was also beginning to blur. He watched silently as the figure standing over him kneel down beside him also, grabbing Johns key from around his neck, it stood back over him and withdrew something from its belt, it pushed the object into Johns mouth and he heard it click, then. Everything went silent.
(Please comment on the first chapter, and please include criticism . I know it's short and honestly I don't think it's that great, ((I've certainly read better on this site)) but I think it's a good start.)