I went out on guard duty today to patrol the perimeter of the base. Should have been routine business, nothing special.
Unfortunately I saw the most horrifying thing in my entire life. A black buck hobbling towards me. At first I thought he was just black-coated, then he got closer.
His entire body was burned.
I don’t know how he was still alive, but there he was, walking towards me.
Every soldier is equipped with a couple healing potions and an assortment of combat drugs. I used up my entire ration of Buck, Hydra, and healing potions on him, as well as a few Med-X needles.
His skin was burnt to a crisp. Any time I brushed against him too hard, his skin would fall off to reveal bloody flesh underneath. I had to be EXTREMELY careful.
Even with the Hydra regenerating his flesh I wasn’t sure he was going to make it. I ended up levitating him back to the base and sounding a medical alert. He kept switching between begging me to kill him and begging me not to let him die. He said he had a wife and children.
I have a hard time with mercy killings. Even when Peach Melody was burning up from the inside I wasn’t sure I could put a bullet through her head, but she died before I could do anything.
Anyways, the buck is now in intensive care, so there’s nothing else I can do now. Hopefully he’ll eventually recover. Slow death by a flamer is a terrible way to die.
((Today’s crispy cameo goes to Burnt Asfuck! How that guy is still alive baffles even the greatest of scientific minds.))