He wasn't given the details of the assignment nor was the BSAA in which he had known would be following him and his fellow co-workers. They had no idea of what they were in for because not even the superiors knew, but the danger was imminent because a few Umbrella scientists who were presumed dead since the mansion incident were actually still alive somehow and have been conducting experiments that had gotten leaked out and into the town that surrounded it. Leon, Helena, and Sherry`s orders were simple get in and find the detonation switch if there was one otherwise it would be nuked, and the environmentalists would hate the government even more.
Chris and his new team of expend-... er new recruits were being sent in to find out and destroy whatever new “masterpieces” Umbrella had whipped up for them this time. The lady in red also known as Ada had entered the complex earlier. Her mission being to find out what the scientists were up to and to take their research for the highest bidder of course.
Sunset. The trees looked black against the quickly setting sun. With the sky a bright dark orange and pastel pink that Leon was looking at calmly waiting for the rest of his team to be ready to go into the cabin and down the long elevator ride before they had lost contact with Carlos` team… Leon sighed as he put his hands in the pockets of his grey cargo pants. He loved looking at the sunset it reminded him of peaceful nights sitting on the floor of his small apartment balcony sipping whiskey after exercising at the gym. “Leon are you ready? I`m sure that we're going to lose contact with Hunnigan once we start going down,” Sherry put her hand on his arm. Leon seemed to drift off a lot in thought more and more since Racoon City and all the other terrible events that came afterwards.
“I`m ready, and okay,” he reassured and smiled at her sensing that she was worried about his well being. She nodded and went back to get Helena who was having trouble with her holder again. Sherry was getting increasingly worried for Leon and Claire who were suffering PTSD and a whole lot of other things that were on a need to know basis. Claire had to quit her job from Terrasave because it had gotten so bad for her. Between her and Leon she had confided in him that if she had to go through another outbreak that she would lose if for good this time. Leon using that sort of intimacy between them that if he was trapped in a hopeless situation again that he would break too.
“Let`s go,” Sherry announced. When they went inside they met up with Chris and his team. Chris looking surprised looked up and went to go and hug Leon.
“Is she doing any better? I mean she hasn't talked to me since right after China, but she`ll still talk to you,” Chris asked worried for his sister. It seemed like everyone had their own problems now. Except Sherry having been exposed to this since she was twelve.
“She's still mad at you for not retiring. I don't really blame her after what we’ve all been through. Is Piers getting better?”
Chris smiled, “Stubborn runs in the family so she won’t change her mind. Yes he has thanks to your boyfriend Sherbear.” Sherry’s face turned a shade of light pink on her pale skin. “Do you think that we should start descending?” Leon agreed and soon they were on the long elevator ride down into the facility. Chris’ men were whispering amongst themselves, while the seasoned veterans hung out together chatting about strategy for their missions to be as efficient as possible.
“I think it would be best if we broke off into teams and searched for what we need to get done therefore were in and out without setting off a horrible event that could kill us all because we need to keep in contact with each other,”
“I think that would be best Helena, but we have to make sure our lines are open because if not then we will have to meet back up here,” Sherry reminded the communication error that went wrong with the recon team. Chris winced at that not liking the idea of not having support or communications with his team.
“Yeah let’s do it,” Chris agreed and turned to his men. “Listen up men three with Sherry! Three with Helena, and one with me and Leon! We also won’t be in contact with anyone once we are inside I don’t even think with each other so be careful and if anything goes wrong come back here and wait. Remember what we’re fighting for.” Leon smiled at Chris’ speech, he sure was a good leader. Although Leon would have prefered to fly solo on the inside just because he didn’t want to risk anymore lives.
The men had divided themselves up and stood with their groups. The man with Chris and Leon was young looking. It looked as if he had just gotten out of training and this was his first assignment. Poor kid. I really wish he had gotten assigned to a different mission. Leon lamented over the fate of the young soldier with the big bright hazel eyes. When the elevator had finally reached its destination they got off and suddenly there was a snapping sound, and another, and another. Everyone turned around in time to hear the last snap and see the elevator drop into an abyss. There was a loud crash and no one could move or say a word because no one knew if there was another way out of this big industrial looking facility.
Chris snapped himself back into reality and into his mission. “We came here to do a mission we still meet up here if anything happens.” Chris’ new soldiers looked like they had just shit themselves and nodded in fear of never returning home again. Helena having already accepting her mortality back in Tall Oaks was the next one to snap back into the mission. Sherry was completely unfazed knowing that Umbrella usually has a not so secret back door. Leon just continued to stare down the hole unable to bring himself back to what was going on. He was spun around and was being shaken by Chris. “Hey Leon. Wake up, we have to move.”
“Umm… sorry I got lost in a thought…” He looked down and to the side embarrassed about zoning out. He realized that he Chris and the kid were the only ones in the room. Chris sighed a rather bit annoyed.
“I’ve been trying to get your attention for the past few minutes. I was worried that I would have to carry you.”
“Hmmm… you would like that now wouldn’t you?” Chris chuckled and Leon knew that he was right. Chris and Leon have hooked up a few times since they had met, but Leon rejected the booty calls once Chris started dating Piers. Even though Chris was well endowed he didn’t feel comfortable hooking up with someone even in a non-exclusive relationship. Not to mention that Leon was also having one night stands with Ada if they met up, and people at the bar.
“We should start moving the others left a couple of minutes ago,” With that Leon looked away embarrassed that he took up valuable time.
“Yeah, sure. Lead the way,” Leon closed his eyes and nodded. It was going to be one hell of a night for him if he continues spacing out. Chris gave him a warm smile and began walking pulling out his assault gun, along with the kid who`s name was Randy. Leon sighed and pulled out his handgun out to the hollister flicking the safety off and his right index finger in the correct position to not shoot anyone by accident.
Helena and her group had found a stairwell and decided to go down because that’s usually where you find all the nightmares in any Umbrella nightmare factory, and dungeons. She was quite worried for the men who were with her because they were most likely very inexperienced, and she didn't like having their lives up to her decisions and explanations. She furrowed her brows once she heard the song of the infected with the T-virus. “Everyone be careful not to get scratched or bit because if you do you turn into those things were about to run into, and aim for the head. I`m not trying to criticize you all, but I don’t know what you were taught and how well you’ll remember it once you’re on the field.”
They shakily nodded their heads and Helena raised her gun and slowly opened the door to face the infected. Most of them looked like scientists, but others were security guards, or people wearing typical business wear. Without hesitation Helena started taking them out with the men following suit after they had gotten over the initial shock. The area they opened up into was a very tall and looked like it went down to infinity. There are many connected metal pathways and some stairs, it looks more like a maze to get around hundreds of floors. Helena looked around after dispatching all of the zombies. She looked down and up finding that there was a pillar, a giant square like one in the middle of the mess. Most of the lights were off or were flickering. She looked up and saw that there was a silhouette in one of the windows to the office.
It looked like it was looking down at her knowing her intentions. It looks human, otherwise it would be flailing looking like the others. Helena reasoned. Even though it was far away she could tell they had their hands behind their back. Or it could be the type of basement she was thinking it was, causing her to shiver for a brief moment. Her men behind her still recuperating with what they had chosen to do for the rest of their lives.
Sherry and her group were having a very tiring game of permanent freeze tag with some lickers. Bullets for the humans. Claws and tongues for the monstrosities. As they were running away one of her men was too slow and got caught, but at least it was a very quick and almost painless death for him. Sherry and the two remaining men made it to the sameish area as Helena`s group and quickly shut the door leaning on it to keep it shut so her and the remaining men could rest for a minute after non stop running over the last 15 minutes.
Leon and Randy exchanged each other tense and worried glances every couple of minutes behind Chris’ back. Nothing had happened since the elevator for the three of them and that had put Leon even more on edge than he would have been if something, ANYTHING would had come to attack, or to help them. Even a puzzle would be comforting at this point to him.
“I hope you all are enjoying the fun, my dear unexpected guests. I would have rolled out the welcome mat if I would have known,” a calm man’s voice said over the intercom sending fear, and terror down everyone's spines. “I didn’t want anyone to leave prematurely so I had the elevator purged and all the escape routes sealed off for the time being. It won’t matter though.... I must tell you of some excellent news you all who are alive surprising even that dimwitted reconaccens group, and beautiful women you all will be the first and only people to hear of it and know what was down here besides the dead. It was a shame that I had to kill them, they just weren't being progressive enough.
In a few hours everyone will be sent back to September 27 or 28, 1998- uhh somewhere around that time. I hope that they don’t make the same mistake as before letting Daylight and other cures be so carelessly destroyed. Unfortunately some will not know what to do for the first few moments when they are back in that moment. I think you can guess what that would mean. Also people who were not conceived yet most likely will never have been born to be completely erased, but a necessary action in order to save the entire population. I hope you all understand.”
“Let’s go!” Chris boomed, and began walking again. Eradication of the virus’ had been Leon’s mission since Racoon City, and with all the cures in the city it could have saved the billion lives that had been lost since that horrific tragedy. I think it would be best to go back in time and save the world. This guy although a villain is right. We need to do this. Chris noticed that only one person was following him and turned around to see Leon lost in thought. He went back to him waving his hand up around the smaller man's face.
“Uh, sorry. I must have lost my thought again,” He quietly said looking down. Chris put his hands on his shoulders.
“Are you okay?” Chris murmured. Leon nodded never meeting his gaze. He put his hand lightly wrapping around the younger man’s chin and tilted it up to force him to look him in the eyes. “Are you okay?”
“I’m fine,” his voice cracked and tears threatened to overflow. Chris pulled him into a hug with a hand on his head gently petting him with strong hands. Chris noticed how thin he was and presumes that he hadn't been eating very much in awhile.
“It’s alright we just need to get there in time, and we'll stop it. You won't ever have to face the monsters in Racoon again. Then after this mission like Claire you need to retire because this is doing too much harm to you,” he murmured feeling part of his shirt get covered in tears. Leon can't tell Chris that he truly wants to go back to that point in time and maybe just maybe he could have had a normal life. Without that content worry of never going to see his family or friends again, and maybe a normal healthy relationship with someone.
He wept because he knows that he will have to fight his way back out of the city alone once that time comes because Claire had made it clear that she was not going to come back from something like that ever again. He would be too afraid to ever step foot in the police station or the underground hive after what he had seen and fought despite knowing that he could save William. The dread of being forced by Adam to work for the government with Sherry being held over him he couldn't handle that again. Considering Simons used her blood his own agenda. With going back in time the history of the world would be re-written, and he was fine with that because if would be a chance to do it right this time. He would have to keep a straight face in front of Chris though because he knew Chris would be pissed if he knew and Leon didn't want to have to face the wrath of the beast.
“Okay. I'm sorry it's, it's just hard hearing that I could be sent back to that hell hole,” he shakily broke himself away. Chris cupped his cheek.
“Don't worry it'll just stay memories or that long lost city. So… you want to go to a motel after this?”
“Chris,” the smaller man rolled his bloodshot eyes, and tucked a strand of his dirty blond hair behind his ear. Hmmmm I might be able to get him to sleep with me by that gesture. Chris noted.
“Well let's go or will I have to carry you two,” he smiled and turned away to start walking. Leon and Randy followed suit. Walking through a door to the same room everyone is in that they know of. They find an exhausted Carlos and his team sitting on the ground with one on guarde.
“Carlos?” Leon called attention to him. He opened his eyes and sat up, and sighed.
“I'm just waiting for our meaningless time here to end. You all should do the same, it's quite nice once you relax,” he explained.
“No Carlos, were on a mission,” Chris began walking away nobody following him. He realized this and turned around and grabbed Leon's arm yanking him in his direction.
“Ah! Chris stop it! You're hurting me!” Leon cried out. Carlos and his men got up.
“Stop it!” Carlos yelled punching Chris with Chris still having a firm grip on Leon's arm. “It doesn't matter anymore Chris! Everything would be better if we went back. It's the chance to start over, a new beginning.” Chris stopped walking, and Leon yanked his abused arm free.
“He's right Chris. You know that but your too afraid- uh uge,” Chris had grabbed his throat and closed off his airway. Leaving Leon to claw at Chris’ hands to might be able to get some air.
“You really believe this bullshit Leon? I'm doing you a favor,” tears began running down his cheeks and onto Chris’ hands. Carlos had pulled out his only working weapon a knife because he and his men had used up all their ammo a week ago. He made a slash for Chris, but Chris reacted faster and used Leon as a shield.
His eyes went wide with terror when he felt the knife enter and exit his body. It had pierced his heart. Chris let go of his throat and held him as he was dying very quickly. Carlos was horrified at what he had done to Leon even though the fault was not of his own. If it would have hit Chris it would have only hurt his bicep instead he decided to do something against humanity. “THE FUCK IS WRONG WITH YOU, CHRIS!” he hysterically yelled at Chris, his men and Randy watching in the background horrified at what had happened between the three of them.
“I'm scared. I'm so scared,” Leon sighed out before going completely limp in Chris’ arms which had sent chills throughout Chris’ body. A few silent moments and horrified stares and Helena and her group had arrived. She ran right over to Leon and snatched him away from Chris.
“WHO DID THIS!” Helena screamed looking around like a maniac, and began sobbing on the body of her comrade. Sherry and her ragtag team had finally caught up and she fell on her knees. Leon was like the father who was never around for her, but still loved her deeply. The intercom buzzed on again.
“That was very surprising and mildly horrifying. I can not wrap my head around what you did to him considering he was your teammate and a lover to you,” the voice talked sounding like a discussed parent.
“Then why don't you stop this!” Chris snarled.
“People like you Christofer are the types of people who would do things like Tall Oaks or the incident in China… I'm not taking back what I said and I don't think you should do something like that again because I have his other lover trapped in a room and she is pissed. I shall let you hear the security feeds.”
“When I get the the fucking hell out of here I'm gonna kill the both of you! DID YOU HEAR THAT CHRIS!?!” Ada screamed so loudly which made Chris wince. The coms audibly switched again.
“Umm. As you can very well hear she is quite upset with what you had done to him Chris. I don't think I want to give you all more time exploring this facility because of what you did. Even I find that wrong that you used him as a human shield. I’ll give you all another 5 minutes to call family or friends to tell them what is going on so that they are not shocked by where they end up at in the next few minutes. Good day to you all,” and the com shut off for the final time. They all pulled out their cell phones immediately, and saw that they had bars. Carlos immediately called Jill.
“Hey uhm babe. I know that this is going to be hard to hear, but time is going to be reversed back to Raccoon City. I just didn't want you to be shocked or afraid,” he managed to say to his wife. Laughter erupted on the other side.
“Meet me at the police station nobody should bother us there,” Carlos immediately knew that she wanted to fuck him in there. She lost her ability to have children after being infected and the thought of maybe conceiving had turned her on. Chris had called Piers to tell him that he was sorry about what was going to happen and that he would need time. He called Claire after and begged her not to kill herself once the time turned back. Helena held Sherry as she cried. Ada sat in a chair holding her head with her elbows resting on her legs. Some of Chris’ men decided to take the easy way and jump the railing.
Everyone was scared and worried except for Carlos who was hard.