It was a miserable day until the phone rang. I rushed to the phone and pick it up.
“Hello Sean, your girlfriend is now in our hand. If you want to save her, come to the West Port at eight and bring along the Apacer”, and then the man hang up the phone.
What was he talking about? How did he know my name? And who is Apacer? Or what it is? It was quarter past twelve in the noon. I don’t know what to do. Suddenly, there was a knock from the front door. I opened the door and saw a young man, aged around 20’s. He was blonde, clean-shaved and had a fair skin.
“Hello Sean”, he greeted me.
“Hello, who are you?” I asked him.
“Don’t you want to ask me come in first?” He asked.
I invited him into my house. We sat in the living room.
“My name is Sean, Sean Drew Anderson”, he introduced himself.
I was shocked! His name was similar to mine, except for the middle name. He is Sean Drew Anderson. Mine is Sean Dew Anderson. He told me the story, the mysterious phone call I received just now. He said that all of these were a misunderstanding. The kidnapper thought that I had Apacer, a computer program created to activate nuclear weapon. The kidnapper was from the biggest secret organization in the world, The Black Hat. They wanted the program for some reasons which were unknown. Feeling responsible to the world and society, I offered myself to help Drew.
Actually, Drew was an agent from Central of Intelligence Agency agent. His task was to investigate The Black Hat organization. By using his fifteen years of experience, Drew started to make out a plan. He took out his laptop and turned it on. A black screen showed up. He typed something and the screen started to show green binary text which reminded me of The Matrix movie. He showed me the structure of West Port and started to explain his plan. Then he took out a computer chip, which was about a size of an ant.
“This is Apacer. The future of the world is in my hand. If this thing falls into the wrong hand, BAM! Say goodbye to peace and harmony. This tiny little Apacer was going to create a war, a big war”, he explained.
To my surprise, this tiny little thing could destroy the world. I sighed.
The clock showed it was already three in the evening. Drew was still in front of his laptop, observing the structure of West Port. He took out a pen and a paper and began to sketch something. Actually, I was a former sergeant. Because of the pressure at the workplace, I quit as an army and began to work at a law firm as an office boy. The mission whom Drew named as ‘Operation Thunder’, made me feel excited.
Drew stood up and approached me, “Sean, we need some ‘toys’ for the ‘party’ tonight”.
He went out from the house and entered back after five minutes. He brought up a big luggage. He entered a code and the luggage was opened.
Inside the luggage were weapons.
“Let me see what you’d got”, I said.
There were Heckler and Koch, M4A1 Colt Carbine, 9mm Uzi, Desert Eagle, Benelli Arm1 and a few boxes of grenades.
“Wow! Tonight will be a really good ‘party’”, I said to him.
I helped Drew loading bullets into the guns. Drew handed me a long coat.
“This is Kevlar Trench Coat, a type of Russian’s bullet proof vest”, he said. “You’re going to need this”, he added.
But it’s not really a vest. Wearing the coat really made me looks like Harry Potter in his Hogwarts’ coat.
The clock now showed 7 pm already.
“Let’s move”, Drew said.
I just followed him. He started his Audi and drove to West Port. Located about twenty miles from the East Coast, driving to West Port could take about thirty minutes. As soon as we arrived, the West Port looked mundane. The surrounding was very quiet as quiet as in a scary movie scene. Suddenly, a dark cloud appeared above us.
“Chronosphere! Run!” Drew grabbed me and ran away. We hid inside a room.
“What’s that?” I asked. “That’s Chronosphere. A man-made cloud used to produce small, harmful tornado. It could split our body into half!” Drew explained. Drew put a device on a table in the room.
“Let’s move”, he said.
Drew took out his tracking device and started looking for direction. We headed to the west of West Port.
“The base should be in the middle of this port”, Drew said.’
We continued to walk. Suddenly, a weird creature, a gargoyle-like creature appeared in front of us.
“Khmera!” Drew shouted and took out his gun.
He fired at the creature. BANG! The creature was slammed to the wall and dead.
“Looks like it was radiated”, Drew said. “Darn it, they had started the Project X!” Drew added.
“Project what?” I asked.
“Project X. A project where they emitted a radioactive gas towards mammals, changing them into a weird, wild, and fierce creature”, Drew explained. “If we don’t stop them, the entire world would turn into zombies”, he added.
Without wasting much time, Drew and I headed to the center of the port.
“Now, where are they?” I asked.
“I distracted them by sending a signal to the east of the port”, Drew said.
Now I understand his brilliant plan. The device which he left in the room was a transmitter which he used to produce a signal. Drew’s a genius, no doubt!
“We don’t have much time Sean. You watch out the line as I try to take down the system”, he said.
Drew turned on his laptop and connected it to a computer in the center of the room. He began to upload something. Drew typed it so fast as if I could not see a thing. He looked like a professional hacker.
I heard footsteps. Not one, not two but many!
“Drew, we got some problem!” I shouted.
“Hang on”, he replied.
I stepped outside the computer room and hold my gun. I saw a troop of soldiers coming to us. I fired. The gunfire scene lasted for about thirty minutes. BANG! I was hit! My arm’s bleeding. I kept firing towards them.
“Ten minutes more Sean! Hang on!” Drew shouted.
Suddenly there was a huge creature standing in front of me. He swung his axe towards me. I closed my eyes. Ten seconds later, I reopened them. The huge creature was dead.
“Are you okay, handsome?” a female voice sounded. “I’m Sara, Agent Sara”, she introduced herself. “I am the girl whom had been kidnapped. The security here was very poor. I ran away from them”, she added.
“So you’re Drew’s girlfriend?” I asked.
“Correction, I am his partner in this mission. Where is he?” she asked me.
“He’s in the computer room”, I said.
Sara and I headed to the computer room. We saw Drew still with his laptop.
“Thirty seconds more”, he said. After half a minute, the uploading process was done.
“This place will explode within two minutes, we have to get out from here”, Drew said.
All three of us rushed to the main entrance of West Port and out of the place. Right after we get out from the building, BOOM! The place exploded.
“I need to go to the headquarters to send this data to be destroyed. Sean, how’s your hand?” Drew asked me.
“I’m okay”, I answered.
All of us remained silence in the car while heading to the CIA headquarters. Maybe it was because after a whole night fighting with monsters and armed soldiers.
“Sean, what happened this night, should remain a secret, okay?” Drew said to me.
“No problem, dude”, I replied.
“Or maybe I should ‘neutralize’ you. Just like in Men in Black movie”, Drew added and then Sara and he laughed.
“Hell no!” I said, hoping that they would not ‘neutralize’ me.
“Don’t worry Sean, we won’t do that. You just have to keep it secret. We trust you”, Sara said to me.
After that, Drew drove me home.
“Are you sure you don’t want to go to the hospital?” Drew asked.
“So you want the doctor fires a lot of questions at me? I can handle myself”, I said.
Drew laughed. “Okay, take care of yourself then.”
I entered my house. I sat down on the sofa and thinking. What on earth am I doing this night? I just fought with monsters, zombies, weird creatures. I fell asleep on the couch and woke up the next morning. The wound still hurts. I put iodine on the wound and cleaned it. I wrapped it with a bandage. Oh my god! I was late for work! I washed my face, brush my teeth, put on my shirts and grabbed my briefcase. While walking to the office, the last night scene was still playing in my head. I continue with my routine as usual. I still keep in touch with Drew and Sara. We had met several times. Three of us became friends after the mission. I don’t know what had happened with The Black Hat, Apacer and all of the zombies. Maybe the mission had accomplished. Or maybe it is not.