Wolfe Bite Chapter 11
By Captain Gaul
Light flickered across Gauls eyes. He blinked a few times, then pushed himself up. Ugh what the hell happened?
A slow trotting on the steps changed to a dash as one of the patrolmen rushed up to see him. Sir! Youre back!
Sir Magus! Sir Magus!
A few seconds later, Magus and at least four patrolmen crowded the room Gaul was in.
Moe and Chi mustve eliminated at least one of the people who put him out.
Over conflicting explanations and reassuring exclamations, Gaul hardly knew if he was still Gaul, much less what was going on. At last Magus ordered the patrolmen out of the room and tried once more to explain the situation to the captain.
So theyre off questing to try and revive me? But Im already awake now but they dont know that so I imagine Ive got to go after them and help.
Ugh well, Ill go talk to Lucca.
Ive been in bad towns before but this .
Welcome to Midgar, lady.
Midgar was not a pleasant-looking town, city, or whatever it was. Black, oily, grimy, dark, and no sky to speak of. Chi was familiar with the concept of slums, but hadnt understood that one city could be a single, giant, slum. It was terrifying and depressing at once.
Chi, you should carry the pistol.
Because any crime they might try to commit against me, theres one more they could try on you. And Deus damn me to hell if I let that happen to you.
Chi nodded somberly and took the pistol. They stalked into the gloomy city, not even really knowing what they were looking for.
A few hundred feet and an eon away, the Colosseum manager spoke to his boss on the communication lines. Theyre starting to catch on. I had to direct them to the Seventh Era.
They made it safely?
Yes. It was the best way to make sure my neck didnt get snapped.
Damn. Then Ill call up Corneo. He ought to be able to take care of this.
This was Gauls second trip to this world. He wasnt glad to be back. Looking around nervously, he remembered the vicious attacks by wild creatures that had been so common on his last visit. He saw blood on the ground, and grimaced as he realized that Moe and Chi had appeared on this exact spot. Seeing tracks leading south, and a town in the same direction, he started walking towards Kohlingen.
On his arrival, the town was swarming with Imperial soldiers. One nearby was dragging a man in merchant clothing, screaming I swear I didnt know it was Magitek! The soldier gave the man a kick, and continued to drag him. He stopped on seeing Gaul. The captain thought the soldier looked vaguely familiar.
He shouted Backup! I need backup! Immediately following, he dropped the man and rushed towards Gaul, announcing his intent to arrest him. As the captain resisted the first soldiers attack, three others came up from behind him. He was quickly subdued and clapped into irons.
Take him to Vector. General Kefka will be very interested in meeting him, as will the Emperor.
Whats the crime?
Assault and battery with intent to kill, attempted murder, and crimes against the Emperor.
Hes the one who beat the shit out of Kefka? Because Id be givin him a medal then.
Never mind. Just get him out of here!