Sunday, June 24, 2012

The Bus Trip

               It is now the time to depart. It is time for the tour bus to depart from the hotel to Narita International airport. The tourists were busy loading their bags into the bus compartment below. The lady in red waits on the sofa of the hotel lobby until everyone is done loading their bags or at least there were already few people left doing so. As she finds it a hustle to go through the riff rafts of people fighting to place their bags at the best spot of the compartment. As the crowd subsides, the lady in red together with her trolley bag makes her way to the compartment and places it at an empty spot deep inside. She got onto her bus and makes her way to the seat at the back of the bus. Fourth row from the back. Their flight leaves in three hours, but they need all the time to go through the process of getting on board the plane. Their journey to the airport will take them forty five minutes. The buses leaves after the tour guide makes its final check making sure everyone was on board.

It was a cloudy day, the sun wasn’t strong at all, the breeze was wonderful and it was the winter season. The lady in red decides to read her novel during the journey to the airport. 10 minutes into the journey as they reach the freeway, the tour guide announces that there is a heavy traffic jam. Not knowing what causes the jam he tells everyone their arrival to the airport may be delayed. The tour guide can be seen making phone calls after announcing the situation. The lady in red continues to read her novel as the traffic is moving slow. 20 minutes into the jam, a lady who looks like a single mother seated 2 rows in front of her on the other side, was trying to calm her baby down as it has been crying for quite some time now. The lady in red was feeling unrest about the situation.

“May I?” the lady in red approaches the single mother and tries her luck to stop the baby from crying. She carries the baby and pats a few times on the baby’s back. The baby burps and stops crying. she returns the baby back to the mother.

“ Thank you.” Says the mother.
“ Its no problem.”
“ How did you know?” ask the mother.
“ I’m a nurse, I handle those babies that was just given birth to.”
“ I’m kind of new in this.”
“ Take it easy, it’s not easy to be a single mum.”
“ I know. Thank you. I’ll be able to handle this.” Says the single mother.
“ Anytime.”

10 minutes after continuing her novel, a group of football(soccer) hooligans who is seated up front singing their favorite football(soccer) team. There were at least 10 of them, 5 each on both sides of the bus, they seem to be supporting different teams from the songs they’re singing. 5 minutes into the singing duel, one of the hooligans from the right hand side of the bus stepped up.

“Oyy~ why don’t you bastards shut the fuck up!!!”
“What!!?? Your father don’t own this bus we’ll sing whatever we want!!!” says the another hooligan member from the left hand side of the bus.

“You want me to put my foot up your arse mate!!??” left hand side of the bus to the right hand side.
“HEEYY!!! You two don’t shut up we’re heading to the police station instead and delay everyone because of you two fucks!!!” the tour guide warns the hooligans and they kept quiet.

Another 20 minutes into the journey, the traffic doesn’t seem to be any different than before. The lady in red was about to doze off, when the lady seating behind her started arguing on her cellphone with someone. A boyfriend she assumes. As the lady behind her hung up her phone, she accidently throws it to the floor and it landed below the lady in red’s seat. The lady in red picks up the phone and returns it to her.

“Thank you,” says the lady behind her.
“What’s wrong? If I may ask?” The lady in red folds her arms and placed it on the chair’s head rest, puts her chin on her folded arms that’s on the headrest.
“No biggy. It was my agent.”
“Yes, I’m an actress.”
“Owh~ what movies have you acted in?”
“I don’t think you’ll know them.”
“Try me.”
“You won’t because I’m an adult actress.”
“You can’t be a teen actress.”
“No~no~ I mean, I’m a pornstar.”
“Owh~ my apologize.”
*laughs* nothing to apologize about.”
“So, why so angry?”
“I want to leave the business, agent won’t allow.”
“Why so? Leave the business?”
“Well, I just want to stop. I wanna do something else. Something clean okay???”
*laughs* I got you. Listen, if you ever want to work as a nurse, here’s my card. *hands over business card* perhaps I can help you out.”

“I’ll think about it. Thanks.”

“Anytime,” the lady in red returns onto reading her novel. By then the traffic was already moving smoothly. They arrived at the airport two hours before their flight, just in time to go through the whole check-in process. As the bus arrives, again the lady in red waits until everyone is off the bus, only then she makes her way off the bus and towards the luggage compartment. The snow started to fall as she gets her bag out of the compartment. As the snow falls, she stares at the snow falling from the skies. She puts her hand up, closes them as the snow falls onto her palm. She makes her way into the airport after enjoying the snowfall for a short moment.

                                                                           THE END

Double Bash

These pictures are pictures from Terence's and Alex's birthday party celebration today (June 24th 2012). It was held at the steamboat restaurant that was at the Likas Driving Range near Likas Square. The food was not bad. The celebration was great, cake and cupcakes were great as well.  

Monday, June 11, 2012

Monday, June 4, 2012


               The DVD player is playing a movie, what was shown on the LCD television was a boy in a green superhero costume. Trying to be a superhero when he is not and gets beaten up along the way.

A woman can be seen watching the movie on the couch with a white blanket covering her up. A man comes by, sits next to her and cuddled her up.

“Okay~ you have watched this movie for like the third time already,” the man states.
“I know,” says the girl.
“Today,” answers the man.

“So what if I’ve watch kickass three times today? You watch two towers like three times too.”
“Four, okay. Four for towers. And it was not on the same day.”
“So what you gonna do about it?” the girl taunts the man.
“well how about I  tickle you?” the man tickles the girl till she laughs and she tickles him back. They ended up in each other’s embrace, leaving the movie to run itself through the night.

The next morning, the man has finished getting prepared for what it seems college. Dressed up in slim fit shirt, jeans and sneakers while the girl seems to be prepared for work. Black tube, Grey blazer and heels. The man went downstairs and eats his prepared breakfast.

“May I have the keys?” the girl asks the man.
“I need to load up some things.”
“Okay~” Hands over car keys.

The man was wondering why his girlfriend is taking so long, when he went out he sees her at the driver seat.

“Again?” the man says as his girlfriend just smiles on. She drives him to his college.

“Why aren’t you letting me drive? It’s my car.”
“I thought it was our car?” answers the girl as he gives him a peck on the cheek.

“Now get out. See you laterz.”

“Woman huh? His friend appears from nowhere.
“Ellie, you’re a girl yourself.”
“How do you know that? Maybe I went under the knife?”
“Ok hurry, your maiden is waiting.”
“What’s that supposed to mean?” they make their way to their class, their lecturer who Ellie refers to as maiden was about to begin as they enter.

“Cheating on your girlfriend again Mr. Tony ?”
“Good morning Ms. Kelly.”  Greets Tony.

Ms. Kelly(33) was called a maiden as she was one of the most beautiful and sexiest lecturer. From the way she look and the way she dresses. Her top was never buttoned all the way up, she’ll always leaves few buttons unbuttoned. Short skirt, flawless skin and a red head. All the girls wanted to be her, all the men wants to be with her. The men’s eyes just could not be un-glued from her. After the class ended, as everyone was walking out.

“Tony, hold on.” Ms. Kelly calls Tony to a halt.
“Take these,” she hands over two tickets to a function, celebrating her golf club house’s anniversary.
“I can’t take those, I mean is like, bribery. Ain’t it?”
“Just take them okay, I’ve been raising her all my life, since you have been taking good care of my niece for the past two years, you deserve a reward.” Tony takes the ticket. “ And you did not get this from me.”

“Thanks Ms. Kelly.”
“It’s on December 5th this year. It’s only January, you have all the time in the world to prepare.”

After all the classes, the day came to a close at 5pm. Tony’s girlfriend arrives on time to pick him up.

“Scoot over, I’m driving.”
“Fine.” She smiles as she scoot over to the passenger seat. She greets and hugs Ellie as they saw each other.

“Hey Tony, don’t forget to pay the bill.” *Laughs Ellie*
“Bbbyyyeeeeeee~~~” Tony teases Ellie.

“Where should we go tonight Lady Julie?”
“Lady huh? What is it that you want boy?”
“Well~ nothing peculiar.”

They both ended up dining at a high end restaurant, celebrating their second year anniversary. The watched a movie after their dinner and headed back home. When they reached home, Julie made her way up into the house first, while Tony parks and gave the car a quick check up. Tony goes into the house and goes up into the room and realize Julie was standing there in shock.

“Sweetie, if this is a movie I would give you an award for being able to pull off a scared expression,” says Tony as he walks into the room he was brought down by two men from behind him. Another two men brings Julie down on the floor while another stands tall, takes his masks off. The man was bald and has a goatee. Tony assumes he is the leader. Tony tries to tell him not to hurt his girlfriend and he will be given anything he wants but his mouth was muff by a cloth tied around it. Tony keeps on struggling to get free, as the leader was about to rape Julie, Julie on the floor helpless and screams her heart out. As the gang leader starts to rape her, all Tony could do is just watch helplessly and cry his eyes out. Not long after, one of the men behind him knocks him out cold. All he heard before blacking out for good was “Drigo”.

Tony started to open his eyes as he picked up the scent of a hospital. Ellie was the first to appear in his vision.

“Tony, Tony.. hey can you hear me?” Asks Ellie.
“Huuhh~ what?” Tony answers.

Ellie immediately calls the doctor and Tony’s mom and uncle who came all the way from their home at Trustock. The doctor examines Tony and made it clear that he is just going to be fine and need further check-ups from time to time.
“ Oh sweetie thank god you’re alright,” Tony’s mum in tears and gave him a hug.
“Good to have you back kiddo,” Tony’s uncle Todd is relieved.
“Where’s Julie?” The room was in silence. No one dared to say anything.

Ellie was the one who did the dirty work, she told him after trying him on his cell the day after the incident she went to the house to check up on them cause no one was picking up their cells. Even Julie’s. When she arrived the front door was wide opened, she look all over and went upstairs the last and saw Tony been tied down on the floor, Julie was bleeding heavily from her vagina and her anus. And she rang the ambulance.

“She’s dead? And I didn’t do shit to help” Tony says calmly.
“It’s not your fault, you did what you could,” Ellie answers.
“Where is she? I want to see her.”
“That’s the problem.”
“What do you mean? Problem?”
“You’ve been sleeping for 7 ½ months now.”
“Fuckk~~” Tony looks down with his hands on the sides of his head.
“That’s not the only thing, autopsy finds out, she was rape by multiple men.” After hearing that, Tony did nothing but stayed silent.

Tony stayed with his mom and his uncle Todd for few days, thus after sending them to the airport he and Ellie went back to Tony and Julie’s place.

“Me and your mom helped cleaned up a bit while you were in a coma,” says Ellie.
“Thanks. Erm~ thanks Ellie. You can go now.”
“You sure?”
“Yeah~ I’ll call you if I faint or anything,” snickers.
“Right~ oh and just in case you have not realize yet cause you still seem blur. Shave the beard off and get a haircut. You look like the woman with a beard. You know the one from the circus?” Smiles.

“I’ll be fine.. go…”

        Ellie smiles and makes her way out. Tony walks around the house and finally makes his way to the master bedroom where he and Julie retires. He stands at the door staring into thin air, he walks to the closet to see Julie’s clothing still there, intact. The chalk mark on the floor was gone, Julie’s jewelry were arranged by Ellie on the dressing table just the way it was before police took them as evidence. He opens a drawer and found a bandana that Julie gave him for his birthday last year. A Criss Angel bandana, black in color with skulls. He holds on to it, and finally he slams himself on his bed. And started to cry. Slowly he falls asleep.

Ms. Kelly who was still the same was about to begin her lecture today. And comes, Tony. Everyone was in silence to see the condition he was in. Not that he did not dressed neatly anymore, he has a beard and long hair which makes him look like a bum. Black sweater, blue jeans red sneakers.

“Yo Tony!! You’re alright eh!!!” a student somewhere from the crowd.
“Take it easy Tony,” A girl from the front row pats on his back.
“Tony come here,” Ms. Kelly calls him.
“From what I’ve heard from Ellie, she just sent you back to your old place yesterday. And you got a little emotional. You sure you are okay for class today?”

“I’ll be fine.”
“Take a seat.” Tony walks to an empty seat next to Ellie.
“You were spying on me?” Tony asks Ellie.
“I was climbing that apple tree in your garden, trying to take some apples. Coincidently, it was facing your room.”
“*Tony smiles* Thankss.”

It was the winter season, 12 degrees. There was no snow but the wind and the temperature was very chilly. Tony accepted a ride offer from Ellie as he only needed to be dropped at the city. As he needed a walk of fresh air and will find his way back. Tony was dropped at the main city and started to walk to streets. He uses his bandana to cover his nose and mouth with his hands as it was cold. As he was passing a car park he noticed a woman was about to be robbed by two men.  He hid behind the walls for a while, after some thinking he decided to help. He tied his bandana behind his head, this covers half of his face like robbers back in the old west. He approached the two robbers and the victim.

“Stand back.”
“What!??” Second robber  says.
“I said stand back.”
“What the fuck does this muthafucker want?” the first robber.
“Kick your asses if you don’t get fuck out of here.”
“You really wanna die boy?” says the first robber as he got kicked in the gut and punch by Tony on the cheek and fell onto the ground.

“You’re gonna die boy,” the second robber pulls out a knife and started swinging it to Tony, trying slashing him. Tony evades and was able to punch him in the gut and the temple. But the robber got the upper hand and stab Tony twice in the same spot. His left kidney. Tony falls to the ground as the two robbers escaped. The woman victim got out from behind the car and attends to Tony and calls the ambulance. Tony once again goes unconscious.

Hours later Tony awakes to see the girl who was the victim of robbery beside him, and the doctor who treated him the first time he got admitted into the hospital.

“Just can’t stay out of trouble can you Tony?” Says the doctor.
”damn it.” *Tony gets up and feels the pain in his left kidney*
“Lie back down you got injured,” says the girl who was the robbery victim.
“How long have I’ve been out?”
“3 hours,” says the girl.”

Ellie rushes in the hospital ward.

“Hmmpph, again huh?”
“You can take him home tomorrow, need to stay overnight. Just in case something happen,” advises the doctor.
“I’ve got to go now, so you and your girlfriend can have some time alone.” Says  the girl.
“we’re not dating,” Ellie and Tony says it at the same time.

“Owh~ sorry. *smiles* Thanks for today.” The girl gave Tony a peck on the cheek.

The next day, Ellie brought Tony back home. After making sure he can handle himself alone, she takes off saying that she had met this guy when Tony was in a coma. As he lies down, memories of the incident started going through his mind again, everything was blurry but only a certain word isn’t. And it was a name, Drigo. For now, it was a name, it could be anything. With pain killers down his throat in an instant, Tony took his car keys and drove off to the police station. As he arrives, he has a hard time walking from where he parked his car which was quite a distance towards the lobby of the station. He reaches the front desk, gulp downs a couple of painkillers.
“Are those perscripted?” ask the attendant police officer at the front desk.
“Well I am kind of seeing things.. unicorns.. *sarcastic smile* anyway, I need to see Detective Monica Blanc.”
“Have a seat, one moment please.”

Tony waited for 20 minutes and dozed off in the process.

“Tony.. Tonyy.”
“*Tony awakes from his nap* owh Monica, hii. *hugs*”
“I heard what happen. Are you alright?”
“Yes I’m fine. Funny how come you didn’t take my case.”
“I just didn’t want to work on my ex-boyfriend. No hard feelings.”
“whatever, it’s your damn job. Anyway, I was wondering if you can give me a bullet proof vest?”
“Why do you need one?”
“Protection. I mean, after what happen.”
“I’m not authorized to give you one.”
“Why not? I mean you police always get away with them corruption scandals and etc.”
“sigh, you never change.”

Tony drives home immediately as the bullet proof vest sits on the passenger seat. He goes to his room dig out some old clothing. He got a black pea coat, black sweater, black jeans and some blue sneakers. Using the bullet proof vest underneath his clothing, covering half of his face with his Criss Angel bandana.

“Looking good. *injury stings* urgghh.. I’ll start tomorrow,” Tony monologues.

The next night, Tony goes to the same place where he met the robbery victim. This time the same two robbers were there. Tony approaches them in what it seems with his costume.

“Hey!! Hey!!!” he caught the robbers attention.
“Well well well~~ looks who’s back to get himself killed again,” The first robber pulls out a gun.
“we’re gonna let you run before you kill yourself,” says the second robber.
“Not this time,” before Tony could even make a move the first robber shot him in the left part of his upper body. But nothing happened, Tony felt no pain whatsoever just an impact.

“I’ve came prepared.” After so, Tony beat the two robbers up by giving them kicks and punches to the gut and temple and cheeks and few to the knees. The first robber went unconscious, Tony approached the second to interrogate.

“listen to me, ok, where is Drigo?”
“what the fuck man, we.. I don’t know who Drigo is.”
“Bullshit, petty criminals like you are part of gangsters, I’m sure you know something!!”
“We don’t know shit. We ain’t part of a gang we just do this thing on our own. Ok~ look if you want to know more go to The Tribune. Most Mexican gangsters go there. You might find something… okay?? Lemme go!!!”

“okay,” Tony punches the guy out cold. As he was inspecting himself, he realizes he was bleeding at the same spot similar to where he got shot.

“The bullet went through!!???” Tony monologues.

Tony goes back to see Monica the next day with a sling.
“Hey Tony, what gives? You broke your hand or something?”
“*Giggles* broke my hand? Haha, funny.. your damn vest didn’t do its job. I got fucking shot!! And what’s the deal!!???
“okok im sorry. Let me have a look. *Monica looks at the date on the tag at the back of the vest* I’m so sorry Tony this vest has expired.”

“You gave me an expired vest…. Just great.”
“Look vest like these must be change every five years cause that’s how long they could only last. And when the new ones comes in the old ones.. well you get the idea.”

“Look I know we’re exes, but if you want to get me killed, I’ll be honored to have you killing me cause you’re my ex. Not some other jackass.”

“Sighs.” Monica.

“Just give me your vest.”
“Yeah great, I’ll just say I lost it.”

        A couple of months passed, Tony is fully healed from all his injuries. He adds another accessory to his wardrobe, Julie’s Tom Cruise Mission Impossible Oakley sunglasses. From one streets to another, during the day he hunt down petty criminals to cough up some info about Drigo. During the night, he hunts down lairs or clubs where ever his info lead him. The first info he receive about the club named Tribune, he came out empty handed. After few weeks on the streets, he became famous, a legend overnight. The cause of saving people’s life. Even saving lives of those who got trapped in the fire on one fine day.

Tv interviews.

“I saw him.. Yes I saw him, he was a gentlemen, he was polite and kind says you’re welcome and all,” 60 something year old woman.

“I think he is kinda sexy, especially in that shades of his. I’m sure if I call for help, he’ll come in an instant. And he shall be rewarded. By me…. “ mid 20 year old something slutty girl.

“That fella is a menace I tell you.. it’s the police job to get these criminals off the streets not some guy in a mask. We have laws and people have rights and it should be abide!!!!” 70 year old war veteran.

“I know who he iss I tell you!!!! I know!! Its that damn magician.. Criss Angel I tell you!!! Look at him, covering his face with his own merchandise.. its him its him I know it!!!!!” says the bum.

“Are you sure it is him?” interviewer asks the bum.
The bum pauses for quite a while staring up. He gulps down a whiskey and begins again “ ITS HIM I TELL YOU. CRISS ANGEL!! I KNOW IT!!!!”

Tony rests on the roof of a building, after a long night of not getting any luck of locating Drigo. He exhales and enjoys the cold night breeze. He was approached by an unexpected ally.

“So, you’re who they say is the vigilante. Criss Angel? Is that you?” a woman who seem to be a vigilante too, appears behind Tony. Dressing was, a mask closing almost her whole face, range from her eyes down to her mouth and chin. What could only be seen was her hair and ears. She wore what looks like a black military jumpsuit, accompanied with a grey colored women’s slim fit trench coat.

“*Tony stood up* who are you? What do you want? Kill me?”
“Hey~ hey~ we’re on the same team here.”
“Sorry girl, don’t need a partner.”
“Sorry too cause who wants to be your partner?”
“*sigh*What is it?”
“Nothing, just trying to get acquainted.” The lady gives out a smiley shape from her mask and sits on the ledge of the building while swinging her legs.
“Who are you?” asks Tony.
“You can call me Alice.”
“Alice? No special kind of superhero nickname or something?”
“I don’t use silly nicknames. And yourself?”
“No silly nickname too.. I guess, until the press comes up with some name.. I’m just your typical masked vigilante.”
“Where did you learn to fight?”
“Why do you want to know?”
“Watched a lot of classic Chinese kung-fu movies. I just copied the moves as the same time as the movie plays. From time to time people do try to beat me up when I was in high school. So yeah. That’s how I get my training”

“Since high school huh? You’re like what? Working now?”
“Okay~ enough about me *Tony walks towards her* your turn.. How long have you been around?”
“Around? *giggles* I’ve been around for quite some time now.. why you never heard of me on the media? Well~ unlike you, I always cover up my tracks. I retrieve a handbag, I just put it on the victim’s path.”

“Put it on the victim’s path? Err~ how?”
“You have a brain, use it.” A moment of silence for a short moment.

“ You know, you should use a weapon or two. Or a gun for that matter when you fight. It helps at times.”
“Look, thanks for the advice but I’m going home.” Tony walks to the door leading to the stairs.
“What are you doing?” asks Alice.
“Going down via the stairs?”
“Superheroes don’t usually use stairs. They go off by the roof using ropes or something. Pathetic. Here, take this,” Alice gave Tony a gun that shoots out high tension wire that can support weights up to 500 pounds. She explains it will help him propel up and down high places. Or even from one building to another. He takes it and leaves.

The next day, Tony awakes at 3pm and realized he was late for class and just decided to skip it today. He goes to his bag pack that he always bring to college and sees two tickets that Ms. Kelly gave him to a ball, a function that was tonight. December 5th, he never knew how fast time has passed. He got prepared for  the night, and made his way to the club house and arrived at 7p.m. He walks in and looks around as he sees Ms. Kelly.

Tony walks to Ms. Kelly.
“Hello ma’am.”
“Oh Tony, you made it.”
“You gave me the ticket, I didn’t want it to go to a waste. I’m sure you had to go through a hard time getting it.”

“Not exactly, just $300 each.” All Tony could do is smile when he heard the amount. The function went smoothly, there were performances, dancing, lucky draw and up to a certain point, the new president of the golf club went on stage. He was introduced as “Rodrigo”. The person who went on stage somehow has grown his hair and made it into a side parting, his goatee was still there. The four other men who were his bodyguard has the exact height and etc as the men that came into his house, raped and killed his girlfriend. Tony assumed that Rodrigo has made his way to the top of the food chain. Tony follows Rodrigo as he goes off the stage and into his car. Tony himself as well got into his car and started following Rodrigo from behind. At the same time he changed into his costume. Rodrigo stops at a beat up apartment block and heads up to a certain door, the one with a guard sitting guarding outside the door. Tony parked his car behind a convenient store, before he went in he goes into the store.

“Oh SHITT!!! Dude, take whatever you want just don’t kill me!!!” the store clerk says.
“Hey! Hey! Hey! Chill, I’m not here to rob.. okay? How much for those metal baseball bats?” Tony inquires.

The guard, a big size African American man, sits down on his chair reading a newspaper. He heard footsteps but ignores them when he sees that there was no one in sight as he takes a look around and continues reading his newspaper. Tony runs at full speed towards the guard and beats him on the head with the baseball bat and knocks him out cold. He then breaks the door down and saw they were at least 20 people inside the apartment, blindly and boosted by rage, he just rushed in and whacked anyone who came his way with his baseball bat, he was able to knock down three men. In a while, Tony blacked out. And there was an incredible pain at the back of his head.

Tony awakes, not being tied on a chair, just awaken sitting on the floor, sees he was surrounded by the men in the room. Armed with guns and machetes and blunt objects. Rodrigo approaches him.

“So, the “Criss Angel” superhero. We meet, finally,” says Rodrigo.
“I’m not Criss Angel.”
“DEFINITELY NOT!! You’re too short too him!!!”
“Beware man, I’m gonna kill you.”

“You won’t, you’re just a pathetic bitch. *hands over a packet of cocaine with a rabbit symbol on it* and now you’ve trashed my coke shop,” Rodrigo punches and kicks Tony. Tony spits out blood and it dripped from his bandana covering his mouth and nose. His shades breaks into pieces revealing his eyes.

“who the fuck wears sunglasses at night?” Rodrigo and his men laughs. Tony ends up on the ground trying to get up. A bullet flew through the window and killed one of the men, slowly it killed 3 more and Alice came crashing through the window. Beating down some of the men with her rifle. She then got overpowered and falls to the ground.

“Pass me the stick!!!” Tony instructs Alice.

“The stick next to you!!!” Alice passes the stick to Tony that was lying against the wall next to her. Tony grabs the stick which was 6 ½ feet long. Tony used the stick to fight with the remaining men. Whacking them at their heads and knocking them off their feet, breaking their ribs. Rodrigo’s men brought Rodrigo out of the apartment as fast as they could. Alice got back up and threw grenades that were strap on a belt, pulls a pin from one of them and threw it into the middle of the room. Alice grabs Tony and jumps out of the window as the apartment explodes, killing the remaining men. On her way down, Tony glances at the exploding apartment, as he once again blacks out.

Tony wakes up in what it looks like a master bedroom. The room was beautifully decorated, LCD tv on the wall, white curtains, the bed sheets were soft so was the blanket. Kashmir as the room’s carpet. The toilet was like another room, he makes his way out onto the front porch, there was a red head woman sitting on the chair in her bathrobe, drinking what it looks like orange juice. Tony approaches her..

“Because of you I had to sleep on the couch,” says the woman as she turns around turns out to be Ms. Kelly.

“You’re Alice?” Tony pauses and made his way to the chair and had a sit.
“What the hell are you doing? Getting yourself killed?” asks Kelly.
“How did you know? And how did you know where I was?”
“I saw you sneak out the back of the ballroom, following Rodrigo to the apartment.”

Tony sighs.

“ You haven’t answer my first question yet. What are you doing this?”
“Of course is not for fighting crime and shit.”
“Rodrigo killed your niece. With his men too. They raped her. I know its, him cause I remember his face. I saw it that night.”

“Fucking what? Are you certain!!??”
“Yes I am.”
“Why the dress up?”
“Unlike you I want to have a life, this shit is only temporary. Once I kill him, it’s over.”
“You can’t do shit with the injury you have.”
“Screw it!”

Ms. Kelly brings Tony to the basement where it seems to be like her place where she stores her outfit and equipment and some weapons too. She shows Tony’s repaired outfit and his newly washed bandana that was supposedly covered in his own blood. Kelly gave Tony some weapons to go with as well, beretta handguns and explosives.

“How does these explosive work?” Asks Tony.
“Stick them on the wall, you can do so by even throwing at the wall, press the button on the remote and you have five seconds. Take a few,” Tony takes at least eight of them.

“Come here take a look at this,” Kelly shows the blue print of Rodrigo’s house and few more details.
“How did you get this? And why?”
“Let’s just say after last night, I called up some people and paid them to shut up. Those are my how’s and why~~ pay attention, Rodrigo’s house doesn’t have a big garden, it is shape like a Buddhist temple. Triangular, 5 floors. 1st floors is his first bodyguard, Fredo. Second, a bunch of henchmen with guns, third floor second bodyguard, Pedo. Fourth floor, Feillo and Pallakias. And fifth floor, Rodrigo himself.”

“Wait, this sounds too much like that Bruce Lee movie, where he had to fight bunch of henchmen from floor to floor.”
“You don’t say.”
“I know right.”
“He’s a big Bruce Lee fan, I suggest you better get ready to get your ass kicked.”

They both get their costume on, preparing to storm Rodrigo’s house.
“Ms. Kelly, errm~~ I mean Alice. I’m going alone.”
“Fuck no. That’s my niece too.”
“I know, but I need to do this, you be my back-up.”
“You better do your job,” Alice demands.
“How’s Ellie doing? In class or whatsoever.”
“Weren’t you with her always?”
“No, last she said she was with this guy.”

Tony picks up his cell and calls up Ellie. It was a long time till someone answers, it was a man’s voice. It was Rodrigo.

“Where’s Ellie?”
“Ellie can’t come to the phone right now. And this is? Ah~ Tony. I’ll tell her you called.”

Tony hangs up.

“We’ve got to get there. FAST!!”

Tony arrives there, in his outfit, there were few people outside the house loitering around. He loads both of his handguns and uses them both to kill those outside. The door to the main entrance closes. As Tony enters, there he was, Fredo. Fredo tells Tony to choose a weapon that was on displayed. Tony chooses the 6 feet long rattan stick. Fredo chooses a sword. They begin their fight on the spot. They both put on a good fight, improvising weapon and fists and kicks. Blocks and evasion. Both got bruised and cuts at places they were hit at. After a while, Tony was lucky enough to get one critical strike to the side of the head and gave some repeating hits towards the head and body of Fredo where in the end Fredo’s neck broke by the impact of the kick given by Tony. Tony lays down his stick and proceeded to the next level. The door entering the next floor is a floor door, as if entering an attic. Tony lifted the door up a little bit to see there was at least 10 to 15 men in the room, armed with guns, swords and blunt objects. Tony prepares his handguns and sub-machine guns. He swings the door open, and start firing at whosoever was in his line of fire. He was able to gun down 3 of them, injuring 2 as he runs behind the pillar for cover.

          All the remaining henchmen were able to fire at was the pillar Tony taking cover at. As they reloaded Tony shoots at them with everything his got. Three down seven to go. He throws away his handguns as it empties out and replace it with another two. Two of the henchmen attack from the front, he shoots them off, one jumps onto him from behind, there was a struggle, he elbows the man and open fires at him. Four to go. Pedo and Feillo comes down from the floor above to aid the henchmen and sees all the dead bodies as they got there.

“Fifteen men can’t beat one man!!!???” Feillo angers.

Pedo, Feillo and the remaining four henchmen group up and start searching around for Tony. One henchman approaches one of the pillar, and found nothing. Tony from the pillar next to it whistles and fires at the man’s head. Running towards the fallen henchmen, Tony grabs him and uses him as shield as he was fired at whilst walking to the stairs leading to the upper floor. Tony gets near enough, he shoves the dead henchman to the remaining live henchmen and shoots at them and made sure they’re dead. As Tony walks to the stairs leading to the next door.

“Freeze and hands up! Asshole!,” says Pedo from behind pointing the gun towards Tony’s head. Feillo went in front and points it at Tony’s forehead. Tony with nothing to lose and not afraid of dying swerves to the right and overpowers Pedo and fires his gun to Feillo. Tony forces Pedo’s hand towards his mouth, pointing the gun as well in the process. And pulls the trigger. Pedo and Feillo are dead. Tony enters the third floor and making his way to the fourth where Palakias is waiting for him.

“Let’s get to it.”
“Whoa hold on there. I do things differently. I always have honor in what I do.” Says palakias.
“So~ what do you want?”
“Ever heard of Russian Roulette?”
“Puts one bullet in a Revolver and spin the bullet chamber around and pull the trigger. And, if the bullet is parallel with  the chamber. You’re dead.”

“Very smart. Let’s begin.” Pallakias steps in front of Tony and loads both Revolver in front of Tony with a bullet in each gun and spins the bullet chamber. Gives Tony the Revolver and they both point it at each others head.

They both pull the trigger. Nothing happen. Just clicks.

“ So what means of business do you have with my boss?” Ask Pallakias.
“ Personal matter.”
“ So this is revenge?”
“ I prefer the word avenge better.” Tony pulls the trigger first, nothing happens again. Pallakias waits for a moment and pulls the trigger too. Nothing happen.

“ Do you remember months ago?”
“ Remember? There is nothing to remember.”
“ At a house, where you and your band boys and your boss.. raped a girl?” Palakias pulls the trigger nothing happen again.

“ I think I remember now,” Says Palakias as Tony pulls the trigger, nothing happen as well.
“ Two more chances left. Anyway, so you do remember huh?” Asks Tony.
“ Let me guess, you’re the girl’s man. Who got knocked out by Pedo while my boss rapes your girl.”
“ That’s the one,” Tony pulls the trigger firing the gun and killing the man. With a sigh of relief, Tony falls on his knees catching his breath.

Tony finally makes his way to the fifth and last floor. Where Rodrigo is waiting for him, staring at the door as it opens and enters Tony. Tony looks around and sees Ellie got tied up. Her hands and her legs. She couldn’t move, she was placed on Rodrigo’s table. Sitting on it. Her mouth was also stuffed. Tony signals her telling her to calm down, doing so she still does not know the mysterious man under the bandana is Tony.

“So~ Criss Angel I suppose?” says Rodrigo.
“I’m not Criss Angel.”
“That’s what you always say I’m guessing?”
“Enough talk. Let’s get this done and over with.” Says Tony.
“Get ready to die.”

They both got into their fighting stance. Moving closer and closer to each other slowly. Tony threw the first punch and Rodrigo was able to evade and kick him in the gut. Rodrigo punches and connects with Tony’s face on the left side. Tony tries to punch him on the right he evades to the right, swung his arms to the right to where Rodrigo evaded he misses again. Shows that Rodrigo was fast and in tip top shape. Rodrigo kicks Tony in  the leg bringing him down to one knee, and kicks him at the chin Tony fell backwards. Tony goes on lying on his stomach, he throws the explosives all around the floor, Rodrigo did not notice it as his back was towards Tony as he walks to the window. After throwing all the explosives, he dials his cell.

“Now,” Tony instructs.

“You know, since I don’t know who you really are. I’ll just call you Mr. Angel. Can I call you Mr. Angel?” Rodrigo asks as Tony was in silence.

“Listen here. I just don’t know what is your problem with me. Whoever you really are. I don’t even fucking know you, and you’re starting a war with me? As Rodrigo was talking to Tony, an army of  at least 30 henchmen enters the entrance below making their way up to the fifth floor.

Rodrigo continues talking.

“Starting a war for no reason with me is a big fucking mistake. I don’t care who you are, I’m going to hunt you and your family down.”

Tony stands up and removes his shades and bandana and runs towards Ellie who was on the table.

“YOU!!! Says Rodrigo.. as he remembers Tony clearly now.
“Where are you running too?” Tony runs towards Ellie and grabs her off the table and runs towards the window.
“You’re not heading anywhere, crashing through the glass will only kills yourself!!” says Rodrigo as the 30 henchmen reaches the floor.

Tony and Ellie crashes through the window as a rope ladder appears from a chopper above. Tony grabs onto it. As the chopper flies away a few feet away Tony presses the button on the remote. 5 seconds the floor explodes with Rodrigo and all the henchmen in it. The building collapsed. The chopper flew to an open field, letting Tony and Ellie off the ladder and the chopper lands not far away from them. Turns out to be Alice piloting.

“Tony, you’re Criss Angel?” as Tony unties Ellie.
“For the last time, I’m not.”
“Say hi to Alice by the way.” Alice approaches and removes her mask.
“Ms. Kelly?”
“It’s complicated,” answers Ms. Kelly.
“Where did you get the chopper?”
“Stole it from the hospital. C’mon we’ve got to go, before they track us.” Tony and Ms. Kelly changes their clothes by just putting their street clothes over their costume.

“The bus, hurry.” Says Tony.
“You’re pathetic.” Ms. Kelly commands.

Tony and Ms. Kelly sends Ellie home. Was greeted by Ellie’s family after the knock on the door. Hugs and kisses were given to everyone for the safe return. Ms. Kelly just explained plainly that she and Tony went to the man Ellie was dating and brought her back. No questions asks. That night, Tony goes to his backyard, light up the fire.

“Sure you want to do that?” asks Ms. Kelly from behind.
“*Tony holds his costume* yes.”
“Thought we’d make a good team,” Ms. Kelly walks besides Tony.
“No regrets.” Tony gives a smile to Ms. Kelly and throws his costume into the fire.

The next morning, Tony visits Julie’s grave. He kneels down and cleans some stains off it, places the flowers he bought. Before he leaves, he places the Criss Angel bandana she gave him on top of her tombstone. He turns around and walks away, enjoying the cold breeze blowing to his face.