A Fantastic ContestA Fantastic Contest by atomskmaster6
Bardak stood on the edge of the roof of a clock shop, keeping an eye out for anything suspicious. Everything was quiet until suddenly a few hundred feet away, he notices a tall figure waving at him. He then put on his helmet and zoomed in on the figure. To his surprise, it was the Fantastic Lin waving at him. He then raised his right arm and waved back. She then waved from him to come over to her. He then got on and jumped from rooftop to rooftop until she arrived at Lin's location. He walked towards her and said, "It’s nice to see you again Lin, I'm a bit surprised you saw me from that distance."
Lin smiles back at him and replies, "I have some super vision as well as the rest." She fidgets slightly, "I was wondering, my modeling agency is having a small contest for most of the models in the agency, and we need one more judge. Do you think you would want such a role?"
Bardak nodded, "Hmm... Well I have judged my crew members on their ship performance before and I was on the staf
Love Triangle Mayhem Part 1Jaden Milton felt his bad day would finally have a silver lining. After being rejected by his girlfriend earlier this morning on Valentine’s Day, Jaden wanted to perk himself up by having a late breakfast at the restaurant were he wanted to take his girlfriend. Much to his surprise, behind a wooden-fenced wall, he overheard a conversation between 3 of the most beautiful and possibly dangerous woman he had ever seen.Love Triangle Mayhem Part 1 by atomskmaster6
“Oh please Frenchie…The only reasons guys are interested in you is you flaunt your barely covered funbags and your bubble butt every 5 seconds” said the Crimson Conservative
“Au contraire, mon grand ami feminine…I can get a man far more easily and gracefully than you…The only way you can get a man is to grab him with you huge muscles” Tara replied
“Oh yeah…” Connie said as she tighten her fist
“She has a point Connie…You’re not as gracefully or as gently when it comes to finding a man…
“…and so Tom goes “What’s so mysterious about this meat? We know its Viorpion Swamp beast meat.” And Siegiel goes “Yeah, but it’s the flavoring that’s the real mystery”…Tom then says “Well what’s the flavoring agent”…then I say “Trust me Tom…you don’t want to know”” Bardak said with a smirk then laughing as the other general laughed hysterically with him.
“Oh…Bardak…I don’t know what’s weirder…The sound of Vio-Vi-whatever that meat was or the fact that mystery meat managed to survive in the future. To be honest, I always thought the Jetsons was the closest we would ever get to a future like that.” Said Former General Harold Rinfield
“Please…Call me Harold”
“And you may call me Jack, Bardak” said Former General Jack Cooper
“Very Well! Well Harold…such a future could have been possible on its own but due to the Teraisians…”
“Teraisians?” General Harold and Jack said in confusion
Bardak then took a few minutes to explain more of who he is, the war the Republic fought, the battle between an inter-dimensional alien, and how he came to be here.
“MY GOD!!... I cannot fathom the amount of pain you must be going through.” Harold commented as he took another sip of whiskey
“It’s like the opposite of Captain America. How did you ever adapt to everything being so archaic and outdated? ” Jack commented as he smoked his cigar
Bardak smirked as he took another sip of whiskey, “Well luckily I had help adjusting to this world, though I haven’t seen her in a long time…but that is a tale for another time. Fortunately, my work as leader of the Guardians and protecting this city have been keeping me busy and although this is not the Republic…its Earth nonetheless and I will protect it. Just as the two of your once protected your homes from danger”
Both General chuckled at Bardak’s statement as they sip their drinks and smoke their cigars. General Harold leaned forward and let a brief sigh
“That was a long time ago…I can still remember how long I was when my unit and I made it to Berlin so we could finish that bastard Hitler. Although in those days, I always thought sometime within the next 20 minutes, I would be killed by whatever reason. I never expected I would see my next birthday, much less my next 50 birthdays.”
“Or spending most of your time killing enemies while protecting innocent women and children…then you blink…and suddenly the killing is over and you have a family of your own” Jack intervened
Bardak slightly smiled at their comments then finished his drink, “This may sound strange, especially coming from me, but the future is uncertain. I understand what it’s like when the fighting suddenly stops. Although like the mystical hydra, one fighting stops yet two more fights take its place.”
“I just cannot fathom who hard it must be for you Bardak. In this time, we just have to worry about the struggles and conflicts of different countries. Yet someone like you has to deal with the conflicts of entire planets even entire systems. No way in hell I could manage that…” Jack said as he finished his drink.
“Just as we were all once privates, we learn though experience” Bardak commented as he grabbed a few glasses nearby and a bottle from a small compartment in his armor.
“Hmm…Experience…That’s the one thing I always thought the new generation was missing. Back in the old days; war was fought using guns, heavy artillery, and your own fists. Nowadays, war is fought by computer nerds on computers at their own base. Though as fate is a funny sense of humor, it turns out both generations were both right and wrong. ” Harold said while recalling Bardak’s tale of the Teraisians war.
“War is hell and unchanging…the only things that change are the death counts and the method of fighting” Bardak replied
Jack stared outside while listening to Bardak’s reply. The other Generals then turned their attention to the view of Arlington cemetery nearby.
“All those graves out there…they gave their lives to protect our homes and freedom …and yet every time I look at that sight…all I see is how many men and women I ordered to their deaths to see that the imminent danger is stopped.
All 3 Generals were silent as they recalled all the hard decisions that had to make over the years. Bardak soon broke the silence when he opened the bottle of Alvenian Blood wine.
“Jack…Harold…Both of you are not the only ones to make decisions that costed lives to accomplish…I’m one of them….We are not the first and we will certainly not be the last. Those men and women outside died with honor and courage. They knew the risks when they performed their duty and would risk their lives again if it meant their loved ones and homes would be safe from destruction. All we can do is remember and honor their sacrifice so they could give all those they protect not just freedom…but a bright future. ” Bardak said as he poured the wine into the 3 glasses and handed each general a glass
“Are all the generals like you in the future?” Harold asked as he took a glass
“Hmm…Well enough…” Bardak said with a smirk
“If most of the generals are like you Bardak, then that’s a future I would love to see” Jack said
“Gentleman…I would like to propose a toast…To fallen friends…and to new friends” Bardak said as he raised his glass
“To all the unsung heroes of the past… ” Harold said
“…and to all the new heroes of the future.” Jack added.
“Cheers” all 3 generals said in unison as they clinked their glasses and took a sip of what the future had to offer.---------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------