We didn’t have long to wait before The Bloodsuckers attacked in force. It was truly a desperate moment for us as they seemed to not be holding anything back. I could feel if not see the effects of the Seven Deadly Sins as well. A vampire would be in full rage mode and I would sense Wrath super charging his efforts. A female vampire would be completely sensual and distract the men and I would sense Lust doing her work. The point is the Seven Deadly Sins were acting as support sorceresses. I didn’t See Sister Papoofnick at all or Mr. Lies. I sensed however that they were probably in their own war room directing the fight and in all likelihood keeping an eye out for Rum and Baba. That said, we had our hands full defending the pub.
The Bloodsuckers were savage. They also did not have any real fear as they are so hungry it overrides all sense of self-preservation. They were pounding us but we were holding our own. We had some close moments. One vampire had broken through one of the windows and Tequila found herself alone with him. I was too busy shooting out the other window to help her by being her hero so she brought her baseball bat down over his head and it broke. The vampire grabbed her neck and lifted her up but then she had an inspired moment. She took the broken bat which now had a nice spike on it and drove it with some serious force right into his heart. He exploded into ash. Tequila’s sister Margareta tossed her one of her forty fives and the both went to work defending the now open window.
Margareta was savage herself. I don’t know what was in those bullets but they exploded vampires like miniature grenades. She had a wicked smile every time she fired like this was personal. I would find out later that it was personal. Colonel Gin calmly stood his ground and fired his service revolver. Scotch came into play whenever some Bloodsucker came through the door. The bad guys had fired a bazooka at it as the attack started ripping it open. Scotch met each vampire with his sword like a true Scotsman and like an episode of the Highlander the severed heads were piling up. Pint was beginning to be feared by the Bloodsuckers. He was small and they couldn’t lay a hand on him he was so fast. His teeth nipped here and there and woe to the vampire that fell on the floor for it would not be long and his throat would be ripped out. Avion and Campeche worked hard to handle the big stuff like when a tank turned the corner and barreled toward the pub. Campeche let loose a fireball that stopped it in its tracks which was followed up by Avion alien blasters that filled it with holes. The only problem with them is they both take time to recharge their powers. Too Long sometimes.
The point was we were holding our own and the bodies of vampires were piling up. I for my part kept my BFG firing as much as possible at the motorcycles and armored cars that looked like things out of an apocalypse movie. Hell the whole thing was apocalyptic in it imagery right now. I was getting fatigued and could see everyone else was as well. Then there was a pause and I took quick stock of things. Most of the windows were blown out and the main doors. Naphtha was probably in the courtyard working her magic to effect repairs, but the damage was extensive. Then I felt it more than saw it. Something big.
I looked across the street to the opposite corner and there I saw it. A giant. A large ten foot tall giant clothed in black armor began to walk toward the pub. The armor completely concealed his features but it made him look massive. He stopped in the middle of the intersection. I leveled my BFG and fired. It struck him square in the chest and did nothing. Then it began to laugh. It was a deep booming laugh of contempt and I fired rapid fire but he didn’t budge and kept laughing. I stopped firing and there was a dreadful pause as the giant stopped laughing and then looked like he was going to charge but them an air raid siren went off behind him. He stopped looked over his shoulder and then turned around and ran toward the siren.
“What the…” was all this came out of my mouth.
I didn’t have to wait long as all three fairies with swords in hand came streaking into the pub. Rum and Baba had arrived. The enemy now had other problems.
“Barkeep, we need to go, the raid must start now while they are distracted.”, Colonel Gin shouted.
“Right, Campeche, Miss Wine, Gin and Scotch get ready to leave.”
Miss Wine had actually been in the basement with Sherry and Vodka and Tequila went to get her.. I asked where Hilda had been. She had been in the courtyard with Naphtha defending the oak tree. When I got out there, there was a pile of smoking vampire bodies that had four evenly spaced holes from Hilda’s pitchfork. Everything seemed alright for the pub under siege. There were small injuries but nothing major.
I headed back to the barroom and found Pint sitting in the doorway. He was looking up at me with those eyes anyone who has a dog knows.
“It’s Ok boy. I know I really don’t own you but I need a favor. I need you to stay behind and watch the pub. Keep Sherry and the rest of them safe.”
Pint came up to me and licked my hanging hand and I then stroked his ears and walked on only to find Tequila standing there in front of me.
“Boss, be careful.” Then she kissed me. Not just any kiss either but a full on, tongue down my mouth, passionate kiss and then she ran off before I could say anything.
I shook out the cobwebs and went to find my team. Miss Wine was there tommy gun in hand. Gin was reloading his revolver, Campeche was standing calm in the corner and Scotch was looking grim covered in blood – vampire and his own.
I took a deep breath, looked over my shoulder one last time and saw Tequila in the corner; I smiled at her. I turned back to my team.
“Scotch take point, Let’s roll!”
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