Author: JulyvsDaniel PM
When EVO's run the world, it's up to Rex and his new team to stop them. Things get difficult when an old friend and an old friend of Six's make a return. Brief Rex&Five.Rated: Fiction T - English - Romance/Adventure - Rex S. & Cricket - Chapters: 3 - Words: 19,446 - Favs: 6 - Follows: 3 - Updated: 12-01-12 - Published: 11-27-12 - Status: Complete - id: 8743185
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I do not own Generator Rex or any of the characters. I own James and the EVO's that kill him. I own Chuck and Ripper along with the Shifting EVO working with Breach. I own Five's powers.
The rain felt like ice shards stabbing into her skin. Cricket hated the rain. Her worst memory had happened because of it. She was stuck looking around for the thing that mattered most to her and didn't even know where to start.
"Perfect," Cricket said. "Now what?"
"I suggest you head back," Rex said landing next to her and letting his Boogie Pack go back into him.
"Rex!" Cricket said throwing her arms around him.
"I'm glad it was you that came," Rex said. "Now go."
"What about you?" Cricket asked.
"I have to clean up my mess," Rex said. "I'll catch up, I promise."
Cricket nodded then turned and began sprinting away. Rex wished that Providence hadn't collapsed. Six and Holiday had continued helping him but both had been killed in the war following Providence's destruction.
Rex had stopped Black Knight and White Knight had taken control of Providence again. They had gone to war with the Consortium and had won. Then, less than a week later, every EVO on the planet had gone to war with Providence under command of Van Kleiss. Breach had tried to help Providence but had died saving Rex's life from Van Kleiss. When she died, she turned into a portal and Rex through Van Kleiss through. Van Kleiss had been spit out inside an active volcano.
"I still can't believe the EVO's kept fighting us after Van Kleiss died," Rex said to himself as he waited for his current enemy to catch up. "Providence never stood a chance."
"Quite right," said an EVO that looked a lot like NoFace but had a mouth.
"Bout time you got here," Rex said. "You're late."
"Aren't I always?" the EVO asked.
"Yes," Rex said. "Now, where are they?"
"Here," said a very high-pitched voice behind Rex.
Rex turned around and saw three EVO's that were all the same. They all looked human for the most part but under their extremely baggy pants they had dog legs. They could spit acid and copy EVO powers and Rex had freed them all from cryo stasis.
"Great," Rex said. "At least I don't have to chase you down."
One of the EVO's charged at Rex and Rex kicked it in the face and it flew back and into the side of the building. The second EVO went after Rex's partner but Rex wasn't too freaked out. The red EVO disappeared then reappeared behind the other EVO and tore it's head off.
"Good job James," Rex said.
The first EVO and the third both attacked Rex and out of instinct Rex smashed both away with his Smack Hands. The moment they landed, they created their own Smack Hands and attacked James. Rex tried to help but made the mistake of using his BFS. The EVO's all made their own and Rex tried desperately to fight them but one of them stabbed James through the heart. James decided he had held back long enough and smirked at Rex.
"You should run buddy," James said. "I like my power."
Rex turned and ran without putting up an argument. Within a minute James used his self destruct ability and blew all three enemy EVO's away. When the smoke cleared Rex returned to his side and saw that he still had a BFS blade in his heart.
"Kinda wish you hadn't used that sword of yours," James said. "Oh well. Tell her I said goodbye. Wish I had asked her on that date."
"You know what she would've said," Rex said smiling.
"Yeah," James said. "She would have said that she would even pay if I gave back her prized possession."
"Do you still have it?" Rex asked.
"Here," James said lifting a necklace with an angel pendant.
Rex took it and James died. Rex stood and flew into the air then back to his new team's hideout. He landed outside and pushed the door open.
"Rex!" Cricket said throwing her arms around him. "What happened? Where's James?"
"He didn't make it," Rex said in an even tone. "He wanted you to have this back."
Cricket stared at the necklace in her hand and blink in confusion. She turned to look at Rex and saw that he was walking to his bed.
"What happened to him?" Cricket asked.
"We were fighting copycat EVO's and I accidentally used my BFS," Rex said.
Cricket collapsed into a chair and held her head in her hands. This was the third time Rex had accidentally gotten one of their friends killed. Tuck, Skwydd, and Circe had each been killed fighting along side him when he had made every mistake under the sun. She was beginning to wonder if it was actually an accident.
"I'm sorry," Rex said.
"I bet," Cricket said angrily.
"YOU THINK I MEANT TO GET HIM KILLED!?" Rex exploded.
"I just think it's strange how you've gotten three of our friends killed on accident," Cricket said.
"I THINK IT'S JUST AS STRANGE HOW SIX WAS PERFECTLY HEALTHY WHEN I LEFT AND HOW HE WAS BEHEADED BY HIS OWN SWORDS WHEN I GOT BACK!" Rex shouted. "ESPECIALLY WHEN THERE WASN'T A SINGLE EVO IN TEN MILES!"
"I DIDN'T KILL SIX!" Cricket screamed. "I TOLD YOU THE TRUTH! WE WERE ATTACKED BY EVO'S THAT TURNED INTO SMOKE WHEN THEY DIED!"
Rex threw himself back onto his bunk and rolled over so she couldn't see his face. He knew she hadn't hurt Six because he had actually been fighting the same kind of EVO's himself. He didn't want her to see that he was silently crying.
"I'm sorry," Cricket said. "I shouldn't have blamed you for James's death."
"I shouldn't have blamed you for Six's," Rex said.
"I'm scared," Cricket said. "There isn't a human left alive that we've found and the only EVO's still alive are incurable. What happens when they're all gone?"
"I don't know," Rex said. "I wish I did."
"Hello?" the radio suddenly said. "Hello? Is anybody still alive out there? I've been stuck down here for nearly a year now! Is there anybody still alive?"
Cricket picked up the radio and tried to talk back to the person but the person didn't seem to be able to hear her. After a couple minutes there was an explosion from the other end and the person began screaming. The scream was cut short and Rex clearly heard a Serpentine EVO screech.
"Looks like there was someone alive," Rex said.
"There may be more," Cricket said.
"Don't get your hopes up," Rex said. "Where are the others?"
"Out on a supply run," Cricket said.
"We're back!" one of Rex's teammates, Chuck, called.
"And we brought a huge surprise!" called the other, Ripper.
Chuck was a Human EVO with arms about as big around as tree trunks. He could lift over a thousand pounds and had to use the garage door to get in. Ripper was a Canine EVO. He was about the size of a small car and looked like a Pit Bull. He could smash solid Titanium in his jaws and seemed to enjoy licking people.
Behind Ripper and Chuck were Tuck, Skwydd, and Circe. Rex felt his mouth drop open when he saw them. Tuck had been killed in an explosion, Skwydd had been in a building that had collapsed on him, and Circe had been torn apart by Spider EVO's.
"How...how are you three alive?" Rex asked.
"I don't burn," Tuck said.
"My ink can harden to Titanium if I want it too," Skwydd said.
"I'm not," Circe said as he skin rippled.
A moment later she shifted into an EVO that looked hauntingly similar to John Scarecrow. Rex had killed John Scarecrow himself.
"A Shifter EVO," Rex said. "Should have known. Get him!"
Skwydd tried to spray the EVO with ink but hit the others instead so Rex chased the EVO out of the hideout himself. After about thirty minutes of chasing him, Rex tackled the EVO into the street and pinned him to the ground with his BFS.
"Who sent you?" Rex asked.
"An old friend of yours," the EVO said turning into Skwydd.
The EVO spit ink into Rex's face then scrambled away and began running. Rex wiped his face off and followed. After another half hour the EVO suddenly stopped and Rex drop kicked him.
"Now what are you up to?" Rex asked as the EVO stood and saluted Rex.
"Hello Rex," said a familiar voice behind him.
Rex spun around and saw Breach leaning against a wall. Rex smiled and Breach did as well.
"It's been a while," Breach said. "How are you?"
"Terrible," Rex said. "Almost everyone I knew is dead. Only me and my old gang are left."
"I'm sorry," Breach said. "I don't suppose I could join?"
"We can always use another set of hands," Rex said. "I'm really glad you're okay Breach."
"Me too," Breach said.
Rex led the two EVO's back to his team's hideout and found Skwydd still excavating the others. Rex used his Smack Hand to free them and they all tried to attack Breach. Before they got there Rex held his BFS up in front of her and everyone stopped. Her Shifting EVO bodyguard had stepped in front of her and had grown spines like a humanoid porcupine. Everyone backed away from him and Rex slowly lowered his sword.
"Breach isn't an enemy," Rex said. "She saved my life and is here to join."
"Not quite," Breach said.
"Then why are you here?" Rex asked.
"To recruit," Breach said. "I'm fighting for the EVO's and I need an elite team to help me. My mission is to stop a group of fighters that are killing EVO's all over the world. They need to be stopped or the EVO's will become extinct."
"And you expect my team to just pack up and leave me alone to go with you?" Rex asked.
"Only if they want to live," Breach said. "The group is on their way here to kill every EVO in the city. They won't let you live just because you're doing the same thing as them. You'll all die. So I say we let them choose so that we can be civil."
"I'm with Breach," Chuck said. "Sorry Rex but I don't want to die."
"I second that notion," Ripper said. "Sorry Rex."
"I think I'm going to side with Breach this time," Tuck said.
"Me too," Skwydd said.
Rex knew what Cricket's answer would be and already felt his blood run cold.
"Cricket?" Rex asked his voice barely above a whisper.
Cricket could here the hurt and fear in his voice.
"I...I'm with Breach," Cricket said. "I'm so sorry Rex but I don't want to die."
"It's okay," Rex said. "Go. I'll be fine."
Breach smirked and left and the others all followed. Cricket looked back at Rex then turned and followed the others. Rex walked over to a wall where they had been carving their teammates' names. He used a knife to put a line through all but his. He also carved Tuck and Skwydd onto the wall just to cross them out as well. Then he sat in a chair and rested his head in his hands. He didn't know when the group was going to get there but he wasn't going to just turn and run. He had to keep working.
His team had gone to Chicago to find and either cure or kill a powerful EVO that was planning on destroying the world. The EVO was controlling the minds of all of the EVO's in the immediate area and was likely incurable.
"I have to find him and end this job," Rex said. "I've been here for five months already and I'm getting sick of Chicago."
He left the hideout and traveled south until he reached Trump Tower. He knew that the top floor held his target but that the tower had been upgraded so that the top floor was only accessible through the inside. He shot his Slam Cannon at the window on the top floor just to check and the moment the ball of stone hit it exploded and didn't leave a scratch on the window. Rex walked through the front door and saw hundreds of EVO spiders in the first room. They were the same kinds of EVO's as Beverly Holiday had been. Rex suddenly had an intense feeling of nostalgia and created his BFS. Beverly had turned back into her EVO form shortly after being cured because it was only temporary and Rex had had to kill her to save Rebecca Holiday. He hacked his way through the spiders then squished the remaining ones with his Punk Busters.
When he was done he walked to the stairs and opened the door. Inside the stairs were covered by laser tripwires. Rex created his Boogie Pack and flew up the stairwell and through the door to the top floor. Standing a little ways away was his target and a small blonde girl that looked fairly familiar. Rex stepped into the room and closed the door behind him.
"Please entertain our guest for me will you?" The target said.
"Sure," the girl said cheerfully. "Been a while Rex. You wrecked my home."
"Oh it's you," Rex said remembering being inside Breach's doll house. "You attacked me. It wasn't my fault."
The girl turned into her giant slug form and shot at Rex faster than he remembered her being.
"Someone's gotten better," Rex said dodging.
"Thank you," the girl said.
Rex created his Smack hands and began punching her. After a couple minutes the girl grabbed Rex and threw herself at the window. They smashed through and fell to the ground. They hit and made a crater but Rex simply kicked her off with his Punk Busters. She landed a little ways away and Rex stood. He turned to run but the girl shot past him and stopped in front of him. He created his Slam Cannon and shot her but she just smirked and shot toward him. He kicked her with his Punk Busters again but before he could do much she got up and shot back at him again. When she got to him she pinned him to the ground with one over sized hand and her other hand grew into one long spike.
"You lose Rex," the girl said.
"I don't even know your name," Rex said. "So I can't properly say goodbye."
"Sucks to be you," the girl said.
"Actually," Rex said. "It sucks to be you."
With that he cut her in half with his BFS then jumped to his feet and cut her into hundreds of tiny squares. He looked back up at the building and saw that the window was already fixed. He took one step toward the tower and an explosion went off behind him. He sensed it before it even went off. It was a Bleach Bomb. He turned around and saw that his hideout was inside the blast radius and everything he owned was in his hideout. He activated his Rex Ride and shot back to his hideout. When he got there there was barely anything left. He began shifting rubble and couldn't find any of his stuff. He did however find Cricket's necklace. He hadn't noticed that she had laid it on the coffee table but she forgot about it when she left. Then he found a note next to it.
The note said, "Rex, I want you to have my necklace. It brings the wearer good luck so I figure that it'll come in handy if our missions ever go wrong. Cricket."
Rex smiled. Cricket had wanted him to have her most prized possession in the world. He put the necklace on and slipped it under his shirt then went back to Trump Tower. The first thing he saw was that all of the windows were destroyed. The second was that there were three human corpses hanging from pieces of broken glass. Rex flew into the building and saw that there were two humans fighting his target. One was a twenty some year old woman with her hair cut short and died bright pink. She was fighting with a guitar. The other was About seven feet tall and as big around as an overweight orangutang but was making Chuck look week by tearing the floor up and throwing it at Rex's target.
"It would have to be you two," Rex said.
Both turned to attack him but froze when they saw him. At that moment Rex's target grew a spike the length of of Rex's entire arm out of his palm and charged at the girl. Rex shoved her out of the way and the spike went through his shoulder. Rex smashed it with his BFS then grabbed the EVO by the face and cured him.
"Thanks," the girl said. "Nice to see you Rex."
"Only cause I saved you Five," Rex said. "You guys have been killing EVO's all over the world huh?"
"Yes," Five said. "Trey and I are the only ones left now."
"I'm sorry," Rex said. "I wish I had been able to save Six."
"It's okay," Five said. "I've learned to take all of my feelings out on every EVO I meet."
"I should be running then huh?" Rex asked.
"No," Five said. "You're going to die if you don't get to a hospital. Since none of those are still functioning I'll help you myself."
"Why not just kill him now?" Trey asked.
"Because Six gave his life for Rex," Five said. "If I let Rex die now, what would Six think of me?"
"Can we still squash him after?" Trey asked.
"No," Five said. "We have a chance to restore humanity."
"I can only take in so many Nanites at a time," Rex said. "And I need to offload them when I do."
"How?" Five asked.
"There are a couple of machines that will let me," Rex said. "One that we could reach was in Providence HQ. The other is in Paradise."
"Where's that?" Five asked.
"The arctic," Rex said. "But it was destroyed when one of our scientists went nuts and swallowed millions of active Nanites."
"Great," Five said. "Are you saying there's no way for us to offload your Nanites?"
"Almost," Rex said. "Van Kleiss used to take Nanites out of EVO's once in a while so he should have one in Abysus."
"Is there something wrong with that one too?" Five asked.
"Yes and no," Rex said. "It's been stripped and moved. It's now in Hong Kong but without the parts it's useless."
"What parts?" Trey asked.
"Three nuclear fuel rods," Rex said. "One Bleach Bomb for power, and three thousand tons of Liquid Nitrogen at exactly negative two hundred and fifty degrees Fahrenheit."
"How the heck would we get all that?" Five asked.
"I'll handle the Bleach Bomb and the Nuclear rods," Rex said. "If you can get the Nitrogen we'll be set."
"First we need to take care of your shoulder," Five said. "Trey, stand guard."
Trey walked out of the room and Five pulled out a knife. She cut Rex's shirt off and told him to sit down. Then she pulled out a shot and injected Rex.
Rex didn't make a sound and closed his eyes. He knew what was coming next. He clamped his mouth shut as hard as he could and Five pulled the spike out. Despite the anesthetic she had given him it felt like she was pulling his arm off. He managed to not scream but had to bite his tongue to do so. He didn't bite it had enough to make it bleed but it still hurt.
"Ow," Rex said. "What do you intend to do about the hole?"
Before he could react Five kissed him. After a second she pulled away and blushed and he felt his shoulder start to itch. When he looked he saw that it was healing.
"You're an EVO?" Rex asked.
"Yes," Five said. "I saved Six's life by accident shortly after the Nanite Event. He was the only one other than One who knew."
"Thank you," Rex said.
"You're welcome," Five said.
"I'm going after the nuclear rods and Bleach Bomb," Rex said. "Good luck with the nitrogen."
With that he flew out the window on his Sky Slider and rose above the clouds. Then he switched to his Boogie Pack and flew to the only place that would have working Bleach Bombs. It was a Providence weapons cache in his olde home town in Mexico. He was happy to be going home. He had never gotten over his amnesia but had never gone home either.
When he arrived he opened the weapons cache and got the bomb. It took him about an hour because his body was functioning on its own while his mind ran through every memory he had lost. When he woke up he was flying the Bleach Bomb to Hong Kong. He hooked it up to the machine then flew to Kagoshima to retrieve the Nuclear rods. When he put them into the machine a radio in it went off.
"Hello?" Five called. "Rex? Rex if you can hear this, our mission went FUBAR. We won't be meeting up with you in Hong Kong. I'm sorry Rex. Trey's hurt bad and my power doesn't work on him. I won't make it because...I can't heal myself. I'm sorry Rex. You have to find an EVO named Breach. She's controlling all the EVO's on the planet. I don't know why but it can't be good. There are more humans on every continent in the world. You have to find a way to save them before Breach kills them all. We sent the nitrogen with an old EVO friend by both of us calling in an old favor. It should be there shortly. Goodbye Rex."
Just as the radio shut off a Providence carrier arrived and lowered the Nitrogen Rex needed to the ground. Rex took the nuclear rods out and used his Nanites to repair the damage then tossed the rods into the Nitrogen which began to glow. He ran two pipes into the Nitrogen and they began to suck Nitrogen into the machine. Rex gave himself enough sedative to sleep for exactly an hour then got into the machine and turned it on.
"Goodbye Five," Rex whispered as he blacked out.
When Rex woke up he was cold. Too cold for it to be natural. He was also bound by chains and dangling over the glowing Nitrogen.
"Please tell me the Machine was off when you took me out," Rex said.
"It was," said a familiar voice.
"Biowulf," Rex said. "Man it's good to see you. You have no idea how much I missed kicking you shiny metal-"
"Shut up!" another voice said as a crystal shot out of a shadow and broke half a link in the chain.
"Skalamander!" Rex said. "If only Van Kleiss could be here. It'd be a regular family reunion."
Skalamander stepped into the light and Rex fell silent. Skalamander had changed. Instead of a reptile he now looked human. He had short sandy-blonde hair, blue eyes, and an extreme vulture nose. He still had his crystal arm but he could hide it behind him and seem Human from the front. The only other feature that gave him away was the fact that his skin was a pale blue.
"I guess you should be called Pretty Boy Blue now huh?" Rex asked.
"I said shut up!" Skalamander shouted in a heavy accent as he shot another crystal and broke another link.
"Do I detect Norwegian?" Rex asked. "You're a Viking! Pretty Boy Blue the Viking!"
"THAT'S IT!" Skalamander shouted aiming at one of the damaged links.
"STOP!" Biowulf shouted. "Can't you see he's playing you like a violin?"
"Darn," Rex said. "So close, ain't that right Pretty Boy Blue?"
Skalamander smirked and shot a crystal at Rex hitting him in the stomach.
"Ow!" Rex said. "I've gotta use the bathroom. Can I get down? It's really cold up here."
"Maybe it'll warm up if you pee in the Nitrogen," Biowulf said.
"I didn't mean number one," Rex said. "I gotta take a crap. You really want to smell that?"
"We aren't staying," Biowulf said. "Hang around a little. You've got a nice surprise coming."
"How's Breach?" Rex asked. "You like being bossed around by a girl half your age?"
Biowulf froze then waved as if brushing the question off. Skalamander smirked and shot a crystal at a broken link. When it hit Rex began to fall but before he was halfway down he activated his Boggy Pack and the res of the chains broke. Rex flew away and Biowulf actually waved goodbye. Rex began to fly toward Chicago but knew there was no point. Five and Trey would be long gone by the time he got there. Instead he flew to the water silo his old gang used to live in. When he went inside he found Cricket looking at the pictures. She didn't react when he walked in.
"Hello Rex," Cricket said putting down the picture she'd been looking at.
She looked like she'd been crying but didn't show it. Rex walked in and tried to think of what to say.
"I know why you went with her," Rex said. "Why you left me for dead. I just want you to know that even back then I didn't...I never meant to hurt you."
"You remembered," Cricket said. "How much?"
"Everything," Rex said. "I'm sorry about what happened."
"It wasn't your fault," Cricket said.
"Yes it was," Rex said. "It was my call and I screwed up."
Cricket clearly wanted to stop talking about it so Rex did. He looked around and was flooded with memories.
"I met the human group," Rex said.
"Did you kill them?" Cricket asked.
"Not directly," Rex said. "It was the last of the Six, the top six most deadly people on Earth. One of them saved my life then risked her own to help me get a part for a machine to save my life again."
"Sounds like she had a thing for you," Cricket said.
"No," Rex said. "She had a thing for Six. She helped me to repay her debts to him. She died trying to get the part I could have gotten easily."
"Not your fault," Cricket said. "Sorry to cut this short but I have to go. You should too."
She made a fist then opened it and put down her thumb. He knew what she meant. There was a bomb about to go off in four minutes. He nodded and she left. He walked over to the picture she had been holding and saw two things. First it was of just the two of them and was one of the happiest memories he had. Second was the letter behind it. He took both and flew away from the Silo. It exploded and he opened the letter.
"Rex, I can't tell you everything but what you need to know is that Breach is going to use every EVO on Earth to revive the Human race as her slaves. Our old group is in deep cover and working with Biowulf, of all people. Five was also working with Breach but defected and began killing every EVO she met. I wish I could just be by your side in this but I can't. I'm sorry for lying to you. Cricket."
Rex smiled knowing that she was still on his side and so were the others in his old gang. He put the letter in the inside pocket of his jacket then took the picture out of the frame and let the frame fall. He put the picture with the letter and smiled again as he was lost in two different memories. One was his worst day in his gang. The other was the day the picture was taken.