There were times where Kaine didn’t care for the work that he did. Being a member of the Assassin’s Guild often meant that you had to take care of other people’s dirty work. Quite often that meant you might have to do things that made your skin crawl. Things that made you feel like no matter how long you stood under a shower that you’d never be clean again. As he was barricading the exits of a motor cycle club in Jackson Mississippi on a dreary night he knew that this was not going to be one of those times.
Months ago a young man by the name of Terry Hayes was found dead in the street outside of this very club. His body was found on a fairly busy street, the police found witnesses that identified his killers as being members of the Dogs of Hell, the gang that ran the clubhouse. There was even time stamped footage from a nearby business’s security camera that showed him crawling to wear his body was found. Yet when things went to court it all fell apart. Witnesses recanted the statements they gave to the police, evidence disappeared, and the prosecutor didn’t push very hard when it came to going after the accused’s alibis. The perfect storm of bullshit was capped off when the defence reminded the court and public at large that Terry Hayes was a mutant.
It didn’t matter what the dead man was capable of because the seed of terror had been planted in the everyone’s mind. A sliver of doubt based on the fact that even if these men had been in a fight with Hayes that they must have been defending themselves against the dangerous unknown powers of the mutant. When the case was thrown out the Hayes family and anyone with an ounce of reason understood what had happened. An innocent man had died and his killers had gotten off scot free through intimidation, bribery, and manipulating the fears of those in the courtroom and at large.
What his killers hadn’t taken into account was the fact that their victim’s father was both a wealthy man and a well connected one. When he knew that his son wasn’t going to see justice done he made his own arrangements to see that the killers and the rest of their gang didn’t get to do this to another family. A few phone calls, a face to face meeting, and a brown envelope later and the Guild had sent Kaine to wipe this chapter of the Dogs of Hell off of the map.
With most of their exits blocked off Kaine began walking around to the front of the club. On his way he spied the electrical service for the building. With a predatory smile visible under his mask Kaine latched onto the conduit which had the cables supplying power and without even slowing casually pulled. With a flare of sparks and crackling arcs of energy the power was cut as the cables snapped. Kaine kept walking tossing the segment of broken metal up and catching it again.
Just before he reached the end of the alley and stepped out into the street he heard someone cursing and that someone quickly rounded the corner. Kaine could see that they were a member of the biker chapter by the patches on their vest which meant that they had to die. His victim saw Kaine’s towering form step out of the shadows, “Oh shit,”
he said as he turned to run though he wasn’t fast enough. One web line later and the biker found himself being hoisted off the ground with Kaine’s hand on his throat and the jagged piece of pipe was driven through his sternum pinning him to the side of the wall like a grotesque butterfly in a collection. With his first victim down Kaine left the alley and quickly made his way to the the club’s main entrance. Another club member was standing guard at the door but Kaine was on top of him in a single bound before he knew what was happening and his head was driven into the concrete of the sidewalk.
Lifting this new carcass Kaine launched it through the door with ease knocking it off of its hinges causing cries of alarm to come from inside the club as the disfigured clone was silhouetted by the light of the street lamps behind him. In a matter of seconds his spider sense came to life as bikers began pulling out blades, chains and guns. Again, Kaine smiled knowing that these were all people that deserved what he was about to do to them and he lept into the middle of the crowd.Wolverine