Five horsemen of the apocalypse
Ares WAILS on him. Cipro wraps his hands around Ares’s
Ares grabs a hammer. A BLOW to Cipro’s head. He crumples.
Ares TOSSES Cipro through another wall. Daylight FLOODS the
closet. Ares JUMPS through the gaping hole.
Ares SAILS through the air. LANDS on the sidewalk. Concrete
moans, fractures. Fire hydrants BREAK. Water GUSHES.
Ares glances up at the sky. Undulating black clouds move in.
Hermes pulls up to an intersection. Tartarus and Erebus catch
A shock wave RIPS through the street. Windows SPLINTER. Glass
everywhere. People SCATTER. Car alarms BLARE.
U-TURN in the middle of the intersection. Cars SLAM on
breaks. Horns. The Mustang blasts down the street.
The cloud grows larger. A low-pitched HUM. Ares searches the
Cipro TACKLES Ares from behind. CRASH through the sidewalk.
Rats scatter. Cipro and Ares WRESTLE. A DAGGER appears in
Ares on his feet. A roundhouse KICK. Dislodges the dagger.
Ares HURLS Cipro 50 feet down the tunnel. Ares SPEEDS to him.
Cipro brings his legs up. A furious KICK. It propels Ares
across the tunnel. Through a wall. Cipro strolls over to him.
The HUM grows louder. The Mustang SCREECHES to a stop.
The dog takes off around the side of the building.
Tartarus SHOVES Erebus against the car, the force SLIDES it
A BARK from the alley. Hermes pries Tartarus and Erebus
apart. Strange hum almost deafening.
A LOCUST lands on Hermes’s hand. Another. Turns his face to
Tartarus and Erebus disappear around the side of the
building. Hermes follows, swatting as he runs.
The Horsemen round the corner. Cerberus stands over the
crater. Locusts collect in the small tide flowing from the
The Horsemen SPRINT to Ares. Hermes reaches down, GRABS
Hermes LIFTS a bruised and bloody Ares up. Locusts continue
Ares looks distant. Stares up at the hospital.
Whistling. It’s “SHE’LL BE COMING ‘ROUND THE MOUNTAIN”. The
Horsemen turn. Cipro at the other end of the alley.
Cipro SALUTES, turns, whistles as he disappears.
Ares starts after Cipro. Tartarus GRABS him.
AN ORB OF PULSING DARKNESS APPEARS IN HIS HAND
He SLAMS the orb into the ground as he WHISTLES.
A low rumble. Louder. Pavement RIPS. Enormous winged ROACHES
spill from the cracks. Hermes flattens himself against the
Another WHISTLE. The roaches take flight. They fan out over
Ares TAKES OFF down the alley. Horsemen, roach follow.
The sky an ominous shade of red. Roaches hover, circle, dive
Ares checks the number. Walks away, ANSWERS.
A low GROWL. The Horsemen glance around. The Earth TREMBLES.
Heads TURN towards Ares. Rage flashes across his face. The
growl in his throat becomes a SCREAM.
Ares GLARES at Hermes. Hermes backs off.
Tartarus, Hermes, Erebus, and Cerberus JUMP into the Mustang.
Hermes KNIFES through traffic, WEAVES past debris. Ares
disappears up ahead. Hermes ACCELERATES.
Four roaches SURROUND the car. Hermes’s head snaps left. He
The city in controlled chaos. Police and military personnel
mix. Soldiers direct traffic, set up barricades, shoot at the
HAWK SWOOPS DOWN, FLIES NEXT TO HIM.
Eyes GLOW red, talons like swords. An army of massive hawks
The Horsemen on a collision course with a loan figure fifty
Two roaches, two hawks DESCEND on him. The roaches bear their
razor-sharp FANGS. Cipro WAVES his hand, left to right.
TEARS into buildings, SLAMS into the Mustang.
The Mustang FLIPS on its nose. Balances. CRASHES back down on
It’s like the Harley hit a brick wall. Ares SOMERSAULTS
through the air. As he flies over Cipro, he reaches down
They SWING and KICK as they careen through the air.
Hermes GUNS the engine. The Mustang BLASTS down the street.
Ares and Cipro SMASH into pavement, the force SPLINTERS the
Cerberus SPRINGS from the car, SPRINTS toward Cipro. As he
runs, he MORPHS back into a three-headed beast.
Cerberus TACKLES Cipro. Three sets of jaws SNAP, GROWL, BITE
Cipro frees himself. GRABS Cerberus’s tail, FLINGS him aside.
Hermes HURLS fireballs at Cipro. Tartarus SHOOTS balls of
lightning. Cipro DODGES them all. The fireballs CRASH into
Ares surfaces. Smoke is thick. Blocks the sun.
The Mustang rolls to a stop. The Horsemen jump out, search
Cipro’s disembodied voice surrounds them.
Technically, we’d be half brothers.
Hermes, Tartarus, and Erebus nearly collide with Ares.
I don’t know. I can’t see anything.
Cerberus LIMPS up to them. Hermes conjures a fireball.
Searches the fog. Cipro’s LAUGH wafts through fog.
Ares on his bike. The others follow. They CUT through the
wrecked city. An angry red sun BLAZES.
An unnatural, inky darkness ADVANCES on the city.
Hope behind the bar. Fixes her uniform. Slips her name tag
A wave of energy SHOVES her against the wall. Recognition
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