“I’ve never broken in to a church before on a run.”, Grace whispers to André before Mako busts open the door, “I guess nothing is sacred anymore especially not after seeing that alien snake ‘person’ through the window.”
Mako smashes his shoulder into the door but manages to keep a hold on the handle so the door doesn’t smash into the wall. Grace and André enter and grab defensive positions in the hallway as Eric, Papa Midnight and Sean run across the side street to the door.
A police officer turns walks past the hallway. He takes a bullet from Grace’s Predator, several from André’s automatic and falls. Normally I’d have knocked him out rather than kill him, Grace thinks to herself, but he was in the church with this snake thing.
The snake thing comes around the corridor having heard the sounds of suppressed gunfire. He spits some sort of toxic material at André and Mako. Grace rushes forward into the room and slashes the snake. Mako charges as well to exact his revenge on the snake but the snake reacts quickly and manages to constrict Mako.
“Oh, hell no!”, Grace avoids vomiting as Altarboy… alters? He sheds his ‘human’ skin and turns into some grotesque parody of a person.
He proceeds to walk up to Mako and slashes at him with his claws. The Bishop also gets in on the action and throws a lightning bolt at Mako. Mako struggles against the snake but then his head collapses and lolls against his shoulder.
Grace stabs the snake again while more bullets fly at it before it falls. Grace leaves the others to deal with whatever the hell Altarboy has become. She delivers a solid slash to the Bishop and then a few seconds later a second one which takes him out.
Erin had been sending out bursts of electronic interference, attempting to disrupt our gear while she was standing near the Bishop. Now with Grace right on top of her, she draws a pistol and fires a few shots. Grace’s vision goes dark as she sees Erin move off firing.
Grace wakes up with Andre beside her administering first aid and smelling salts. André and Sean seem to be in mid conversation.
“By all accounts, he should have died. Trolls are just damn tough I guess.”
“Especially ones the size of that giant.”, Sean says looking at Mako’s unconscious body.