Assassination attempt: Steam
Mark was looking at the wanted bulletin board for bounties at his local black market when one caught his eye. There was a picture of an older looking automaton with a three million dollar bounty. There was no reference of his abilities on the paper or the entire world web database in his head. Mark thought to himself “risky” , Then he reassured himself that “It's just some piece of junk to outdated to be allowed to live”. He inputted the location on the poster through his GPS.
A few hours later He arrived at the location that was high in the mountains in Nepal. As he scanned the horizon he spotted a forest near a lake where he decided if it came to close quarters he would avoid the area , for if the water hit him it would fry him. A bit higher up in elevation was what looked like a Japanese Monastery and on closer scans Mark’s target quietly meditating. Mark noticed a staff close to the enemy robot’s grasp and strategized that he would be able to break the staff with simple machine gun fire if it became a problem.
Situating himself on a small outcropping with perfect view of his target Mark was on the lookout for any more enemies when he decided it was clear to take a shot. Taking aim Mark decided it would be best to get rid of what appeared to be a red casing and then shoot what was inside. Lining up his shot with perfect precision Mark fired the sniper silently at the sitting figure in the distance. The automaton shifted just enough that the bullet missed and hit the ground with a slight “Pff”. “I think he see’s me” Mark muttered to himself with worry. Just to make sure Mark began to line up another shot when a smaller shape sorta skipped out of the monastery. Mark quickly readjusted his aim but thought better at shooting the small figure, as scans showed nuclear capability that could blow the mountain out of existence if hit with to much force.
The two began to exchange a few words and the smaller figure , which Mark had identified as another smaller robot similar to his own target. It was when the the smaller robot began to stretch that Mark took his next shot which his target once again dodged with a slight movement of his head. Mark now definitely knew his opponent could see him and narrowed his eyes in frustration. As soon as the mini-automaton left His target glared at him. “Hey sniper get you mechanical ass down here and fight me like a proper robot.” he yelled to Mark.
Mark accepted the challenge and in a few seconds able to thrust next to his still sitting target who stood to greet him. With an apparent blade to the face. Mark unleashed his own energy blade which connected with his enemies with a resounding electricity sound. Mark then shifted his sniper to his machine gun as the other robot took out a pistol and the two exchanged shots with their bullets colliding off of eachother. Mark then did a extremely short scan with his predictive analytics to attempt to find out what his opponent would do.
The automaton disappeared in a blur of movement which mark tracked to a solitary tree. As soon as he did so a great grinding sound came from behind it. Mark charged the tree slicing it with a eerily calm expression on his face. Behind it was what seemed like a shield the color of obsidian.
“ahh hiding behind a shield?” Mark said and stabbed his blade into it. It was revealed to him it wasn't a shield at all but a portal leading to a place Mark hadn't been before.
“I could say the same about you.” his target responded to Mark’s earlier statement on the supposed shield. Mark’s counterpart then stomped on the floor and large gears began to lift them up. Mark staggered in surprise and activated his thermal vision to properly see in the pitch black room. His target glowed a blazing red against the regular blue and green which surrounded them both. His targets shell began to open up and release what looked like steam disrupting his thermal vision. He knew his enemy would attempt to kill him while he was blind. He accordingly activated his invisibility to counter that. He saw a shape rush past him and decloaked and swung his blade towards it. The other robot blasted his way back across the room with a trail of steam following in his wake. Mark stood his ground and activated the grenade launcher on his back and fired a volley of grenades toward his opponent.
His grenades were under their intended target so Mark had to remotely detonate them. Before he could however his opponent pulled out their aforementioned pistol to shoot them out of existence. Mark prepared himself for a new attack once the grenades exploded but they didn’t. They still remotely detonated with his target screaming “SHIIIIII-”. Mark saw his opponent's body fly to the corner of the room as the lights turned on and the gears stop moving. Mark fired a few more bursts of machine gun fire before beginning to walk to the other side of the room.
It was then that Mark heard a high voice plead “Stay away!”. Mark glanced over at the smaller automaton from before. He gently shoved her to the floor. He didn't want the place to be blown to bits. He also had questions as the little automaton’s nuclear capability was based around the same time period as the one he had previously come to this world from. First however he had to collect his bounty. He severed the head off of the corpse of his target but almost immediately noticed something off. The head was to light. Almost like it was empty…
Then a skeletal body stepped from the shadows. Mark immediately knew it was his old target and dropped the head he had severed from the fake cadaver. “DAD!” The smaller robot yelled and Mark instantly felt horrible. As much of a evil hitman he was he hated dismantling families more than anything else. “Syn do your Father a favor go to my workshop.” The older automaton said to his daughter. The daughter rushed out of the room the door locking behind her. Mark was about to surrender when the older automaton whispered “Now where were we?” in a demonic voice. It suddenly vanished however reappearing next to Mark attempting to stab him in the gut. Mark quickly activated his forcefield snapping the blade in half. The Father leapt back preparing to attack again but Mark had to stop this. He grabbed the older one and put both his machine gun and energy blade to his head.
“Stop” Mark muttered “I'm done”. His counterpart gasped in surprise when Mark let him go. “I just have some questions about your daughter and I need to talk to you then I will leave”. The other robot stopped and muttered “ok” cautiously...