Hello and welcome to the latest edition of Writers Guild Presents!
First up is @ernesth100 with his story!
Chapter 1-Combat Warfare Revamped
In the year 2013, the technology for war is so advanced, well in my time it's the year 2019. 6 years later and warfare tech has barely taken another step forward. That is, until now. A single soldier was selected to test a new experiment called “Card Warfare”. Here's how it works. A series of weapons are transmitted onto cards to be more efficient, smaller, lighter and easier to carry, therefore, allowing you to carry more. The cards take matter from the air around them and use it to replicate the effects of weapons and vehicles. It's very complicated. Anyway… during the procedure, an armed test subject named "Neshal" attacked. The guards fought him off, but he wasn’t alone. He attempted to go destroy the computer and the data along with it. But the test soldier stopped him using a frag grenade card. Neshal escaped and the soldier followed. Outside it was a full on ambush. Neshal basically brought an army. The guards took the soldier to an emergency safe house and it was then revealed his name was Sid Rower. They filled him in on the details. Neshal is a solider for Gunther Strafe, leader of the Uninfinate Army, otherwise known as the “Uni-ARMY”. His nickname is Unister because he is referred to as the “Uninfinate Monster”. He's been working on experiments with himself and alien DNA. Sid is the only one with the tech and skill to hunt him down. His first mission is to break into Unisters headquarters and stopped him from fusing with the alien DNA. Sid got there, but he’s too late. Unister is already mutating.
Chapter 2-The Escape
Unister is half way mutated. A scar runs down his right eye and his left arm is entirely black. Sid begins to run and is able to use a semtex card to stop Unister, or at least slow him down. When he gets back outside he is greeted by an army of Unisters men, but he uses his BEAR card to summon the vehicle and run them over. On the way out, Sid has found out that there's data on Unister in an army base in Egypt. Once he gets there he encounters a glitching AGR. It was meant to protect the base, but it starts attacking Sid. However, Sid is able to stop it and counter the AGR with an assault drone, blowing it up.
After defeating the AGR, Sid is attacked by soldiers whom all bare the eye scar like Unister. They are extremely hard to kill. Apparently they've become some sort of zombie soldiers. He escapes and finds the base. They tell Sid Unister at his chemical lab working on a bomb that will detonate making everywhere uninhabitable. But everyone who serves him will be let into his bio-dome. Sid heads off with some reinforcements from the African Militia.
Chapter 4-All Out War
Sid, along with reinforcements from the African Militia attack Unister’s chemical lab. They have extreme difficulty getting past the zombie soldiers as they are much faster and smarter than you would've guessed. When Sid gets to Unister his mutation has gone further. Both arms and his right leg are entirely black. Sid tells his crew to go and try to keep the remaining zombie soldiers out. Unister begins to try and squash Sid, now having an extreme advantage in size. Sid takes out an RPG card to blow up Unister, who then catches and kicks it back at Sid. Sid manages to get out an assault shield, but his leg is damaged by the shrapnel. Sid drops a smoke grenade card and he and his team unable to go outside, through the doors, or through windows, go to the roof. Once on the roof, Sid’s team prepares to use their gliders to get down, but Sid won't leave. He states he's been through too much to retreat now. He calls in his emergency back-up and states "now this is an all-out war". He and his team follow Unister who is discovered to be infiltrating the underwater army base. His partner Neshal is stealing data from the computer. Sid attempts to stop him, but he has an advanced juggernaut suit on. Sid is left with no choice but to blow the underwater base. Afterwards, he finds out Neshal escaped and that Unister was never in the base.
Chapter 5-In The End, It's Not Over
Sid follows Neshal and takes down his defense with an EMP card. Once all his forces are down he sneaks into Neshal’s HQ to destroy the lab, only to find out it was a distraction. Unister has launched his bomb. Sid destroys it with a SAM (surface to air missile) turret, but Neshal is radiated from the falling debris and tries to kill Sid. Sid is unable to get close enough and uses a guardian to stop and kill Neshal who explodes from the unstable radiation. Sid escapes the explosion just in time to confront Unister. The mutation is complete. Every part of his body is a metallic-leathery black, except his head which still has the eye scar. He's releasing dangerous toxins from his body and his eyes are pitch black. He truly is the Uni-monster now. Sids weapons have no effect and actually melt before they can touch Unister due to the heat he's generating. Sid decides the only way to stop him is to sacrifice himself and in an act of a pyrrhic victory nuke the field, but before he can draw the card a man on a rope drops down and pulls him into the helicopter and the instead bomb Unister whom eventually can't take anymore and dies. They bomb the space a few more time to make sure he's dead, until all that's left is a crater. Unister is dead, but Sid sees something coming to sure in the helicopter.
Chapter 6-Epic Ops
Sid uses binoculars and sees the vessel is a heavily armed, massive ship with what appears to be a huge VTOL attached to it. A horrible realization hits Sid. Neshal was taking data to see how to get past the Navy guards at sea! The VTOL begins to fire missiles in every direction setting them ablaze. After realizing that no weapons or normal bombs have any effect, Sid and the other soldier's agree on something. Before the ship can get closer to shore Sid happily drops his nuke card utterly obliterating the vessel. Sid then falls back thanking God it's over. The next week Sid and his new team are dubbed a new division of the U.S. Army. They are now known as Epic Ops, an entire team of specialists in Card Warfare. They are led by Captain Sid Rower.
And next we have Marvel Mayhem: Iron Fist (One-shot) by @tommythehitman!
"You want me to do WHAT?!" Iron Fist yelled as the car beneath him swerved through the street.
Iron Fist ducked down on top of the car as the gunman fired off several shots. They all whizzed over his head and hit a street lamp. Iron Fist tore the gun from the man's hands and threw it over his shoulder.
"I'LL KILL YOU!" The man screamed in anger.
"Good luck with that!" Danny said as he landed a powerful kick into the man's throat sending him tumbling onto the road. Now all that was left was the driver.
"I was wonderin' if you could babysit little Danielle for me Danny." Luke Cage said through Iron Fist's hands free. "Me and Jess were hoping to leave her at home and go out for a little romantic evening."
Iron Fist positioned himself on the car's hood and stared into the driver's eyes.
"Kinda busy at the moment Luke!" Iron Fist yelled as he smashed through the windshield and grabbed the driver by the collar. "Couldn't you ask Misty or... Deadpool instead?" He joked.
"Misty's busy. Do you really think I'm gonna ask a nut like Deadpool?"
"Just a second Luke." Iron Fist pulled the driver towards him and stared deep into his eyes. "Park. NOW."
Iron Fist opened the trunk of the car to reveal a small girl tied up. He carefully pulled her out and pulled her gag and blindfold off.
"It's okay." Iron Fist said. He could hear police running towards him. "I'm a superhero." He tore the girl's binds off but she still looked puzzled.
"Who are you?" The girl asked as an officer gently pulled her away. Iron Fist sighed. She didn't recognize him.
"I'm Hawkeye." He lied. The little girl's face smiled as she remembered the name.
"Thank you Hawkeye..." She said as she was placed in the back of a police van. Towel draped around her shoulders. Iron Fist stared at her for a second before turning away.
"So what was all that about?" An officer asked as he walked over. "Prostitution?"
Iron Fist's eyes widened. "What?! No! It was a ransom! I just happened to be walking by when they kidnapped her."
The officer frowned. "So how much are you charging? ...'Hawkeye'?" He said sarcastically.
Iron Fist smiled as he turned to walk away.
"For this case... free of charge." He chuckled to himself. He tossed a Heroes for Hire card over his shoulder and felt the officer's eyes staring into his back.
"Luke. I'll be round in a few minutes." He said into his hands free.
"How far out are you?" Luke asked.
"Mile or two. Should take about 4 minutes."
"You're going ball room dancing?" Iron Fist asked with a look of surprise. Danielle Cage was playing with a toy bunny rabbit on the floor. Dribble dripped from her mouth. Jessica Jones picked her and the bunny up and wiped Danielle's lips with a napkin.
Jessica shrugged as she placed Danielle back on the ground. "Never done it before. Thought we'd give it a try." She gave a motherly look to her baby. They'd been through a lot recently. Danny glanced two glass bottles on the kitchen worktop. On the first one's stomach was labelled "Jess' Swear Jar" inside were only a few dollars. To the right was another jar. Full to the top."Luke's swear jar." Iron Fist chuckled.
"Are you really babysitting like that?" Luke asked as he pointed at Iron Fist's costume. He was still dressed in it.
"Well I'm sorry!" Iron Fist said with a flicker of annoyance. "I was busy dodging machine guns when you phoned up!"
"Can't you just borrow some of Luke's clothes?" Jess asked.
"He's 30 feet tall compared to me!" Iron Fist said. "Unless I feel like drowning to death I'll pass."
Luke laughed as he grabbed Jess by the shoulder.
"Come on Jess. Let's go dancing!" He said with a smile. Jess pulled his hand off as she ran over to say goodbye to Danielle.
"Now all the contact details are on the fridge. If she feels sick just call Carol and she'll fly her over to the nearest hospital. If Doctor Doom comes in and tries to grab her call Tony Stark! Or better yet call us! If Galactus inva-"
Iron Fist raised his hands up to calm Jess down.
"Jess." Iron Fist gave her a calm look. "I'll handle it."
Jess was quiet as she walked towards the door. Luke pulled her into the hallway and closed the door shut. Iron Fist sat down on a chair and stared at Danielle as she tried tearing the toy bunny's ears off with her teeth.
"You're a vicious one aren't you?" Iron Fist said to no one in particular. He tapped his foot against the chair and glanced at Luke and Jess' DVD collection. Obviously there was a large amount of Pixar movies on the shelves. Not many films up there took Iron Fist's fancy. He was just about to reach for the move 'Cabin in the Woods' when he realized who he was looking after. Danielle was staring up at him with mean eyes.
"Sorry..." Iron Fist muttered as he turned the TV on.
"And with 15% less stock in our stores that thereby means-"
3 Minutes Later...
"Bored..." Iron Fist muttered. Danielle lay on the floor. Her mouth still dribbling. Carefully and quietly Iron Fist scooped the baby up off the floor and placed her in the cot. He stared at her for a second before sighing and sitting back down. "So bored..." He said again. He was in his suit and ready for action! Yet there was no action...
Iron Fist stared in surprise at the door buzzer. Someone was trying to enter.
"Uh... hello?" He said loudly. No reply. "Look if you're looking for Cage or Jess they're..."
The door buzzed again. Iron Fist sighed and stood up before carefully jumping over to the door. He opened it and stared in surprise at the hooded figure bearing down at him.
"Spawn!" Iron Fist said in surprise. The hooded figure released a large amount of bees towards Iron Fist as he jumped backwards expecting a punch.
"It'sssss notttt Spawwnnnn you fool!" The Nazi bees buzzed loudly waking Danielle. "It'ssss SWARM!"
At that queue a large amount of killer bees flooded the room as they headed towards Iron Fist. He swatted at a few of them knocking them out of the air. He thought about stepping on them and crushing them but it seemed overly harsh. He glanced at Danielle to see if she was alright. She was awake but wasn't crying. Just staring in surprise at the buzzy buzzard.
"Thossseee were my men you took down earlierr Iron Fist!" The Nazi buzzed. "You'll pay for ruining my plans!"
Iron Fist picked a chair up off the floor and threw it at Swarm. It simply passed through his body and smashed into the hallway behind him.
"How can you hurt what you can't touchhh?!" Swarm cackled as he floated towards Iron Fist. Hand of bees extended.
"I hate Nazi bees..." Fist braced his fist and felt his chi harness through it.
"It won't workkk!!!!" Swarm yelled. "Punching cannot hurt me! You cannot hurt me!"
"Wanna bet?" Iron Fist said as he thrust his fist into Swarm's body. His fist let off golden energy as it unleashed chi energy into Swarm's 'body'.
"What are you doing?!" Swarm yelled angrily as gold light started to envelop through his body.
Iron Fist smiled. "I'm helping you." He said.
Swarm's bee body exploded into the air sending the insects flying across the room. Swarm's skeleton collapsed on the floor with no bees to carry it. Iron Fist stared at it in surprise as he protectively pulled Danielle out of the cot.
"Gross..." He muttered.
One Phone Call Later...
"What the f!ck happened here?!" Jessica Jones yelled as she flew into the apartment. Iron Fist smiled.
"Swear Jar." He said. Jess frowned as she placed her dollar into the Jar.
"Seriously though Danny what happened?" Luke asked. Some of the Nazi Bees were just flying around aimlessly. Most had flown out the window possibly looking for South America. However some had stayed looking confused. Jess clapped her hands in the air causing the bees to fall on the floor. Her hands had created a powerful shock wave startling the bees.
"Swarm came looking for a fight." Iron Fist said simply. He glanced at the skeleton as Jess picked up the skull. "He got one."
Luke frowned. "It's not like you to kill man."
"I didn't. I tried to heal him. However there was nothing left to heal. So it healed the bees instead. They're free now." He noticed Jessica crushing the bees under her foot. "Well most of them anyway."
Luke and Jess both glanced at each other.
"Well... if it's all the same to you two..." Iron Fist said as he walked towards the door. "I'm beat. I'm gonna head home and hit the hay."
"Wait Danny what about the babysitting?" Jess asked as Iron Fist walked down the hallway.
"You try fighting bees every night!" Iron Fist shouted back.