SANCTUM INTERRUPTUS

 

 

 

 

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AN UNHOLY ALLIANCE

 

Jack Mason and his black op team followed John Storm onto the ruins of the Taposiris Magna temple. Storm signaled Mason to hold, while he used his heightened sense of sound and smell to guide him.

 

He could detect a feint mixture of exotic aromas and incense coming from somewhere. There where also sounds coming from somewhere below. But no light to show the way. As he strained to identify the direction of the sounds, his nose caught a stronger whiff of incense. He waved his head from side to side, following the flow of stronger currents, like a bloodhound chasing a scent.

 

He almost tumbled down sandstone steps, unseen in aerial reconnaissance pictures, but real enough. Reversing back out to signal Jack to close in a little on the discovery. Jack duly darted forward, followed by four CIA operatives dressed all in black, with black balaclavas, webbed belts and machine guns. The men stopped at the entrance, awaiting further instructions.

 

John signaled he was going in. He crept down the steps cautiously into darkness, trusting his sense of smell, that told him he was getting closer. Then when rounding a bend, he saw a flickering light ahead. The chanting was louder, and spoken words could just be heard, when he struck a rock, making quite a bit of noise.

 

The chanting stopped, followed by rustling from clothing and softly currying footsteps. Then there was silence, beckoning John to move in. He did so, moving like a cat, for another twenty meters. The light grew stronger as he passed through a doorway, into a large chamber.

 

There, not more than 10 meters ahead, lay a woman John assumed must be a sacrifice. Since there were Pagan and other Satanic symbols all around the chamber, including Nazi banners with swastikas. All of this was set against a backdrop of Egyptian hieroglyphs, and tomb like paintings, depicting what he thought might be Horus, Anubis and Isis, with servants providing assistance to the Gods in exquisite relief's.

 

Then he realized that the woman was wearing a golden necklace and other jewelry, belonging to royalty. The woman's hair was jet black, long and braided with gold hair bands. This was unmistakably the reincarnation of the Egyptian queen Cleopatra. Shivers went down his spine. There before him, spread-eagled, and scantily clad, was what appeared to be the Pharaoh queen reborn. Somehow, he sensed he'd been here before, but knew this was new territory. So, impossible.

 

The shadows revealed the woman's heaving breasts, though fortunately, her virtue seemed intact. John froze. Those making the chanting sounds were nowhere in sight. He realised he'd interrupted proceedings, whatever they were. He looked around. Shadows danced against the walls of the chamber, lit from four free standing chalices around a meter in height, with semicircular dishes filled with hot oil. Smoke from the flames of the ceremonial torches filled the air, adding an eerie quality to the emptiness, and now silent vault.

 

Cleopatra was bound by the wrists and ankles, restrained from movement by silk ties. Clearly, she was in a comatose state, such that she could not have fully understood where she was and what was happening to her. Nor could she communicate, save for tears and emotional gasps, as an indication of trembling, apparently triggered by the sight and then pheromones, of John Storm.

 

John's heart leaped as he subconsciously registered the queens scent . He wanted to rush forward and cut her free.

 

Then from different directions Musa, Klaus and Rudolf Kessler, rushed him, coming out of the shadows, with the Baron Richthofen coming in from behind. Normally, John would have been overpowered by such numbers. But with his new reflexes and incredible strength, he easily picked up Klaus Kolreuter, throwing him into a corner. Then he caught Musa by his arm, breaking it over his shoulder with an audible crack. Rudolf came in from the front to punch John and kick him in the groin. The punch landed square on John's jaw, turning his head sideways. The kick missed as John sidestepped, whirling round to elbow Rudolf in the neck. When he went down writhing in agony.

 

The Baron stepped forward. John squared up to him. The Baron was skilled in self defence and had a few martial arts tricks up his sleeve. He launched a powerful attack, despite being robed, fists flying and legs kicking, catching John with a chop to his neck. John grasped the Baron by his ceremonial belt and collar, lifting him bodily into the air, then rammed him down on the deck, back first, wrestling style. The Baron was winded.

 

Enter Panama, who was waiting to see if the Baron would win out. Panama rushed in to protect the Baron, where it was clear John had more than human strength and reflexes. How, the German replicant did not know. But he did. John and Panama dived into each other, meeting with a solid thud, muscle on muscle. They began pounding it out. Blow after blow. Then Jack and his black ops rushed into the chamber, to witness the two men moving at incredible speed. The onlookers could hardly keep up with the action.

 

Jack pulled out his sidearm and shot Panama in the leg. This hardly phased Panama. Who looked at Jack as much as to say, so what. So, Jack shot him in the shoulder. When John managed the punch of his life, hitting Panama square under the jaw, lifting him bodily into the air and backwards. Three of the black op agents pounced to hold the injured replicant down as the fourth agent cuffed him.

 

"Good teamwork, thanks. I was being mullered."

 

"I know this guy," said one of the agents. "This is the Panamanian runner."

 

"That so," replied John. Still regaining his breath.

 

"Panamanian Running Man," corrected Panama in mock indignation.

 

The agents all looked at each other, and to John, and back.

 

"He's right," said Jack, sporting a wry grin.

 

John looked around at the decimated cult members, but the Baron was nowhere to be seen.

 

"Oh f ...!"

 

"Quick men, the ringleader has legged it."

 

Jack and two of the agents quickly searched the chamber with torches, then each went along different corridors, in rapid pursuit. The other two held Panama down, who was making as if to fight again.

 

One of the black op agents warned him, "don't make me shoot you again."

 

John said, "try not to kill him. He is something special. DNA might even be patent-able."

 

Panama subsided again. Knowing they would seriously wound, or kill him. And he was in quite a bit of pain already. Super enhanced or not.

 

John rushed back to the altar. He untied the half-naked woman, leaning her forward and covering her up with his jacket.

 

She looked at John with puzzled eyes. "It's okay, you are safe now," he said.

 

"I know I am," said the beautiful young Egyptian Goddess, throwing her arms around John, tears of joy streaming down her face.

 

"Can you walk?"

 

Cleopatra tried to get to her feet, but was weak from the drugs she'd been given, and stumbled. John picked her up and carried her outside to where Dan was waiting with transport, a Hummer, on loan from the United Nations.

 

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CHAPTER 1.   THE POISON ASP

CHAPTER 2.   WRATH OF THE GODS - The destruction of Thonis and Alexandria

CHAPTER 3.   NEW WORLD ORDER - A Neo-Nazi plan to regenerate Aryan supremacy

CHAPTER 4.   CYBERCORE GENETICA - Nano computer technology is purchased at an auction by a religious sect.

CHAPTER 5.   INCUBUS

CHAPTER 6.   SPLICE

CHAPTER 7.   TREMORS - Cleopatra's tomb lay lost for centuries. Until a shift in the tectonic plates triggered a tremor off the coast of Alexandria.

CHAPTER 8.   PANAMANIAN RUNNING MAN -

CHAPTER 9.   THE AMAZON

CHAPTER 10. TOMB RAIDERS - Safiya Sabuka and Musa Bomani dive among sifting sands to discover precious artifacts and golden treasures.

CHAPTER 11. SCOTLAND YARD

CHAPTER 12. OPERATION ALEXANDRIA - Neo-Nazi occultists recover Cleopatra's sarcophagus from underwater tomb near Palace.

CHAPTER 13. KIDNAP - Charley is taken prisoner 

CHAPTER 14. UNESCO - Catholic Church fear grave desecration heritage theft, asks agencies for help. Interpol issue Red Notice.

CHAPTER 15. REPLICANT - The Society reproduce Cleopatra using Francisco's RepliVator™, uploading synapse sequence and implanted memories.

CHAPTER 16. FULL STEAM AHEAD - Storm speeds to Thonis, then uses the Swann's AI sensors and the Ark database to find tomb has been plundered.

CHAPTER 17. RITUAL SACRIFICE - The Baron prepares a drugged Cleopatra for ceremonial impregnation.

CHAPTER 18. SANCTUM INTERRUPTUS - John finds secret Nazi hideout near Alexandria, disturbs ritual - rescues Cleopatra, arresting conspirators.

CHAPTER 19. THE CHOSEN ONE - The reincarnated Cleopatra falls for her rescuer. John comes under her spell, despite her being a replicant.

CHAPTER 20. MILITARY INTERVENTION - The military detain Cleopatra to appease stakeholders, despite media & medical protests. Storm distraught.

CHAPTER 21. DÉJÀ VU - History repeats itself, military lock up technology as gross violation of human rights, John left disillusioned:  FINALE FOR NOW

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

GRAPHIC BRIEF - SUGGESTED LAYOUTS/ FORMAT

 

CHAPTER 1.   THE POISON ASP - Overwhelmed by grief, Cleopatra poisons herself with a cobra bite in her mausoleum

CHAPTER 2.   WRATH OF THE GODS - The destruction of Thonis and Alexandria

CHAPTER 3.   NEW WORLD ORDER - A Neo-Nazi plan to regenerate Aryan supremacy

CHAPTER 4.   CYBERCORE GENETICA - Nano computer technology is purchased at an auction by a religious sect

CHAPTER 5.   INCUBUS - Franco Francisco accepts offer of employment from Roberta Ferrara

CHAPTER 6.   SPLICE - Klaus von Kolreuter perfects a method of gene manipulation

CHAPTER 7.   TREMORS - Cleopatra's tomb lay lost for centuries, until shift in the tectonic plates trigger tremor off the coast of Alexandria

CHAPTER 8.   PANAMANIAN RUNNING MAN - Marjorie Boyle videos exceptionally fast athlete, Sam Hollis investigates

CHAPTER 9.   AMAZON QUEEN - Elizabeth Swann navigating river and docking at Manaus

CHAPTER 10. TOMB RAIDERS - Safiya Sabuka and Musa Bomani dive among sifting sands to discover precious artifacts and golden treasures

CHAPTER 11. SCOTLAND YARD - London's secure DNA database is stolen

CHAPTER 12. OPERATION ALEXANDRIA - Neo-Nazi occultists recover Cleopatra's sarcophagus from underwater tomb near Palace

CHAPTER 13. KIDNAPPED - Charley is taken prisoner, John, Dan and CIA rescue her

CHAPTER 14. UNESCO - Catholic Church fear grave desecration heritage theft, asks agencies for help. Interpol issue Red Notice

CHAPTER 15. REPLICANT - The Society reproduce Cleopatra using Francisco's RepliVator™, uploading synapse sequence, implanted memories

CHAPTER 16. FULL STEAM AHEAD - To Thonis, then uses the Swann's AI sensors and the Ark database to find tomb has been plundered

CHAPTER 17. RITUAL SACRIFICE - The Baron prepares a drugged Cleopatra for ceremonial impregnation

CHAPTER 18. SANCTUM INTERRUPTUS - John finds Nazi hideout near Alexandria, disturbs ritual - rescues Cleopatra, arresting conspirators

CHAPTER 19. THE CHOSEN ONE - The reincarnated Cleopatra falls for her rescuer. John comes under her spell, despite her being a replicant

CHAPTER 20. MILITARY INTERVENTION - Military detain Cleopatra for stakeholders, despite media & medical protests. Storm distraught

CHAPTER 21. DÉJÀ VU - History repeats itself, military lock up technology as gross violation of human rights, John left disillusioned

 

 

 

 

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