Day of the Iron Bull - Part 8The smoke from the explosion filled the room.
“So, they can be killed...” Justice Knight muttered to himself, “And even in death, they still have to make one last attack.”
Suddenly, two grenades flew out of the smoke and in front of Justice Knight. They exploded and... released more smoke.
Justice Knight looked around, trying to peer through the thick smoke.
Suddenly, a roar pierced the air, followed by the sound of quick, stomping footsteps.
The Iron Bull was charging at Justice Knight.
Justice Knight listened closely. The stomps got louder and louder.
Suddenly, Iron Bull charged through the smoke.
Justice Knight jumped to the side, but it was too late. The bull's horn caught him at the side and slashed across his torso.
“Agh!” Justice Knight yelled in pain and landed on the ground, hard.
As soon as he got up, Justice Knight could hear the stomps heading towards him again. He blindly jumped to one side, and just barely managed to dodge the charging
Day of the Iron Bull - Part 7“Run!” Justice Knight yelled at Emma.
As soon as he saw Emma nod in response, he turned his attention back to the Iron Soldier in front of him and quickly dodged the incoming punch by jumping back.
Unfortunately, that was when the two Iron Soldiers behind him grabbed him by the arms, pulling the arms back to restrict the knight's movements. Justice Knight struggled, but the cyborgs held tight.
Iron Bull charged, with his head down and horns pointing forward at the captive Justice Knight.
“Oh, this can't be good,” Justice Knight muttered as he saw the metal bull horns charging at him.
Justice Knight stomped on one of the Iron Soldier's foot. Even though the Iron Soldier yelped in pain, he held on to Justice Knight, refusing to let go.
The horns continued speeding towards Justice Knight.
The knight continued to struggle, but to no avail. He could even sense the grins from underneath the Iron Soldiers' helmets. He watched again as the metal spears from the bull's h
Day of the Iron Bull - Part 6“Formation Delta!” Iron Bull yelled.
The four Iron Soldiers started charging at Justice Knight. Forming two lines, each consisting of two Iron Soldiers, the soldiers sped towards the knight while Iron Bull once again got ready to charge.
Justice Knight aimed his pistol at one of the charging Iron Soldiers.
Suddenly, the two Iron Soldiers in the front of the two lines jumped up and pulled their fists back to punch the knight.
Reacting quickly, Justice Knight fired a bullet at the cyborg on the right, knocking him off his course and onto the ground.
As the second cyborg was about to land on top of Justice Knight, Justice Knight quickly sidestepped out of the way. Swiftly, Justice Knight swung his pistol at the Iron Soldier's head so that the butt of his pistol slammed into the back of the Iron Soldier's head.
The other two Iron Soldiers reached Justice Knight, and one of them jabbed Justice Knight in the chest, pushing him back. The other one launched a series of kicks, which
Day of the Iron Bull - Part 5The conference began uneventfully. The police were outside standing guard, with David and Emma mingling inside with the other scientists. People were enjoying the refreshments and they were conversing with each other. Even Courtney seemed to have relaxed a little and was talking to her fellow scientists.
Suddenly, there was screaming outside.
David and Emma ran towards the front of the building. They arrived in time to see an Iron Solider violently twist the head of one of police officers outside to the side. The officer's neck snapped and he fell, dead.
A metallic, humanoid bull opened the glass doors and walked inside, along with the rest of the Iron Soldiers.
“Good morning, ladies and gentlemen. I am Iron Bull of the Iron Legion,” the bull introduced himself. “Now, if all of the scientists would stay and cooperate, I can assure you that none of you will get hurt.”
Emma quietly reached for her dagger and was about to rush in, but David placed a hand firmly on
Day of the Iron Bull - Part 4Thomas, a bespectacled man from the Network, handed out files to the Captain, David, Emma, and Courtney. Meanwhile, Sasha opened her own file and prepared to report her findings.
Pushing up her pink-rimmed glasses, Sasha started, “We've continued monitoring probable targets, nothing suspicious has shown up for now. As to the disappearance of Dr. Alber, we still don't have any solid leads on where he's gone.”
Emma looked through the file quickly and noted, “Dr. Alber, that's the guy who discovered Alberloy, the alloy that's being used in the latest cybernetics research, and the alloy that the Iron Legion is using to convert their army into cyborgs, right?”
Sasha nodded, “Yep. He was also the lead researcher on the world's most advanced cybernetics project.”
“Our best guess is that Dr. Alber was kidnapped by the Iron Legion, which would explain why they have even more technologically advanced cybernetics than what Dr. Alber left behind, which was
Day of the Iron Bull - Part 3“Hey Courtney,” David said as he entered Courtney's lab with Emma behind him. “This is Emma.”
Courtney turned away from her computer, “We've already met. Hello again, Emma.”
“Hello, Dr. Onodera.”
“You can just call me Courtney. Have you been keeping up with the training regiment?”
Courtney grimaced a bit at being called 'ma'am', but decided to drop it, “Good. Then you should be ready to use the exosuit when it's ready.”
Courtney picked up the Knight-Former on her desk and handed it to David, “The parts for your pistol came from the manufacturers this morning. I've already put it together and added it to your exosuit's configuration. The next time you transform, the pistol should form as well.”
“That's great news!” David grabbed the Knight-Former. “Now we can level the playing field.”
“Well, there is no field data yet, so hopefully it will work as d
Day of the Iron Bull - Part 2David and Emma entered the huge room that was the Network's work area.
“Hey Dav-,” Sasha suddenly paused when she saw Emma walk in behind David.
Immediately, Sasha started comparing herself to Emma. Emma was taller and definitely more athletically built. Emma also walked with an air of disciplined elegance. Sasha herself looked more childish and was less well-end-
David's voice derailed Sasha's train of thought.
“Er, yes, hi David,” Sasha replied, trying to sound more mature, “How are you?”
“I'm alright,” David said, “This is Emma, she's the new agent that will be using the second exosuit when it's ready.”
“Nice to meet you,” Sasha pushed her pink-rimmed glasses up and extend her hand.
“Sasha is the head of the Network, our surveillance and monitoring team. They monitor highly probable targets and the city in general so that we'll know as soon as the Iron Legion makes a move. They are als
Day of the Iron Bull - Part 1Two days before the attack on the conference, David was in the gym at the Justice Knight Unit Headquarters. He punched the punching bag hard when the door opened and the Captain walked in with a woman dressed in her military dress uniform, complete with a blue beret on her short, blonde hair.
“Hey Captain,” David steadied the punching bag as he greeted the Captain. Then, he greeted the woman with a friendly smile and a, “Hi.”
The woman stood up straight and started to salute David, “Good morning, Agent-”
David stopped her, “You can just call me David.”
The woman redid her salute, “Good morning, David.”
“This is Emma, she was the one who was selected for the second exosuit,” the Captain explained. “She graduated, the top of her class, from the military academy not too long after the first attacks by the Iron Legion. She was reassigned to us after that, but was on personal leave for the last few months.”
Day of the Iron Bull - Cold OpenThe scientists gathered in the reception area, where they ate, drank, and conversed before the day's conference was due to start. There were around thirty people in that reception area. Outside the huge pane windows, one could see a warm, sunny day with people walking about. Just outside the glass doors were two police officers, standing guard.
"Congratulations, Dr. Onodera. Your first field tests for the Justice Knight exosuit showed a lot of promise."
Courtney turned around. She was dressed in her standard lab coat, jeans, and shirt, while the other scientists were in slightly fancier suits and dresses. She honestly just wanted to go back to working on her exosuits.
Facing the fellow scientist that had congratulated her, she said, "Thank you, Jack. I read your newest paper on your research; I was very impressed."
Jack gave her a smile. "I'm surprised to see you here, you usually don't go to these things."
Courtney smiled as if she knew something that the others didn't, "Well, actuall