Disclaimer: I don't own anything Megaman related. I just own my little fic. I'd also like to take this time to say hi and introduce myself. I'm Dark Assassin Omega. This is my first fic ever, so feedback and reviews would be very much appreciated. After playing Megaman ZX, I decided it was the only game I could make a decent fanfic of. I'm not sure how this'll turn out, so bear with me.
I warn you now. This will follow the general storyline of Megaman ZX. I you don't want the game spoiled to some extent, turn back. If you don't care, or have played the game, then fine.
It was quiet. For Giro Express Transporters it had been that way for the past week and a half and it was starting to take a toll on Vent. He was sitting at a desk with his feet propped up on it with a bunch of darts. He sighed and took a quick sip of his coffee before grabbing a dart and tried to hit the dartboard across the room yet again. It was too far away for Vent to even hit it. Out of the past 27 tries, he had hit it twice. The other 25 he either ended up hitting the wall or something else in the office. There had to have been six different holes in the water cooler. Luckly for him, the tank was half empty and all the darts had only punctured the half that wasn't filled. Giro would have flipped if the carpet got water damage. Vent didn't even bother to look as he threw it. As a result, he failed to see that Aile was walking right in the dart's path. She saw it coming a the last second and backed away, letting the dart whiz by her and by some miracle hit the dart board again. Vent looked up to see where it had landed. When he saw that it hit, he stood up very excited.
"Alright! I got it!"
Aile was none too pleased.
"Vent! If you're going to throw those things at least watch when you do it! You almost hit me in the head!"
Yet as he apologized, he picked up another dart and threw it. This one missed Aile by a clear mile and instead hit the water cooler below the half-full mark. Aile sighed at Vent's boredom-induced stupidity.
"Way to go, Vent."
"What? What did I--"
Vent's face fell when he saw what he had hit.
"Aw man! Not good!"
Vent began to rummaged through a desk drawer in a mad scramble. Aile blinked for a moment before deciding to ask.
"What the heck are you--"
Aile almost jumped out of her clothes as Vent yelled in triumph, pulling out a roll of scotch tape.
"And what are you going to do with that?"
Vent walked up to the water cooler and got a strip of the flimsy tape ready. He pulled the dart out of the water tank and quickly covered it with his thumb. He then reached for the strip of tape. About this time Girouette walked in with his face buried in a holo-clipboard looking over numerous package arrival confirmations from past clients. He looked up from the holo-clipboard looking for Vent.
"Vent? Where are you? I need you too--"
He looked at his feet where he found Vent plugging the water cooler smiling nervously.
"Vent...what are you doing with my tape?"
"B-Boss? Tape? What tape?"
Remembering that he took Giro's tape. He grabbed it and hid his hands behind his back, which caused the cooler to leak out water in a steady stream. Vent looked up at the water cooler and turned a shade of bright red.
"Playing with the darts again, Vent? And do I dare look at the dartboard?"
Giro looked to the wall where the dartboard hung to find Aile, who had begun to pull darts out of the wall. Giro sighed.
"Thank you, Aile."
"No problem, Boss!"
Giro turned back to Vent.
"What am I going to do with you?"
"I know, I know, you say that everytime. Now what was I going to have you do...oh, yes. I need you to look these forms over and make sure everything is in order."
Vent sighed and took the holo-clipboard from Giro.
"Sure. Not like I have anything better to do anyway."
Aile had just finished pulling the last of the darts out of the wall.
"Do you want me to call someone to get this wall fixed?"
"No thank you, Aile. Vent will probably put more holes in the wall before its all over. No, I'd rather we wait until the wall starts to resemble swiss cheese before we fork over the money to have it fixed."
Vent had sat back at his desk barely looking over a form before moving to the next one. There hadn't been any scheduled deliveries for quite some time now and Vent was starting to slack off more that he usually did.
"Ugh...damn it, Boss, when are we going to get a job? I'm gathering cobwebs over here!"
"You know I can't answer for the clients, Vent. Still, I admit that things are going much more slowly than usual. Who knows? Maybe things will pick up today."
No sooner than Giro had spoken, his cell phone rang. He flipped it open promptly.
"Hello! Thank you for calling Giro Express Transporters! We can take anything anywhere!"
A familiar female voice came from the other end.
"Giro? Its me."
Giro blinked for a moment before he covered the reciever for a moment.
"Vent, Aile, please excuse me."
Giro made his way into the next room leaving Vent and Aile alone. Vent blinked.
"Who do you think that is?"
"I'm sure I don't know, Vent."
Meanwhile, in the other room, Giro voice took on a hushed tone.
"Prairie? This must be important if you're calling my cell."
"Yes. Are you alone?"
"Yeah. Vent and Aile are in the other room."
"Good. I have a job for you. This is to remain as incognito as possible."
"A job? For us? As in from the Guardians?"
"Yes. The archeological recon unit just found something big. I mean big."
There was a pause on the other end. It was like Prairie was trying to make sure she was alone too.
"Biometals? No wonder you're calling me!"
"Yes, biometals. Two of them."
"Two? This is going to cost you a bit, Prairie. I may be Guardian, but this is still business."
"Yes, I know. I'll pay double your usual fee."
"What exactly did you have in mind?"
Well there you go! In the event you didn't think that this prolouge was total garbage, you can head right on over to the next chapter, which just happened to be ready for the fic's debut. Now to address something I know may be wondering in the event you liked this. How often am I going to update this thing? Well, I can say that I'll at least try to get a chapter up per-week at least. I may be able to hack more than one depending on how bad my writter's block is. Plus, I'm not in school, so that's just giving me more time to write. At least until I can score a job.
I'm trying to be accurate to the game as much as I can so I may replay the game a few times to be sure about the story so that may or may not hinder my updates. If I sit down with the game and I get into it, I can blaze through in about 6 hours, so that shouldn't slow me down too much.
Anyway, thanks for reading the prolouge! Please review! Free cookie to anyone who reviews!