A Game of Gods: A Multiversal Challenge:
He acquired the scroll that showed people's thoughts.
"Maybe I should tell you the characters in this story first, so not to break up the flow with explanations."
The scroll changed to show this man.◊
"Jason Hudson. Hudson was a fuckin' ice cube, but that's why I liked the bastard. He was my CIA handler, in charge of making sure I was sane and combat-ready after Vorkuta. Born March 26th, 1932, Washington D.C. A genius, and a good soldier. To quote a friend of his, "Jason has a way with words; when he speaks, you can't help but listen."."
The scroll changed again to show another man.◊
"Grigori Weaver. CIA double agent, he was trying to sabotage a rocket launch at the Baikonur Cosmodrome in the USSR. He was captured, by Kravcheko, and had an eye stabbed out. He and Hudson are close."
The picture changed again.◊ Mason's voice became tinged with sadness.
"Frank Woods. My best friend. Ex-US Marine Corps, Sergeant. Leader of my SOG team. Born March 20th, 1930, Philadelphia. Killed in action, saving my life, February 19th, 1968."
The picture changed.◊
"Chief Petty Officer Joseph Bowman. A friend, and Wood's second in command. Ex-Navy Seal. Born November 10th, 1940, Atlanta. Died before my eyes, February 19th, 1968. About half an hour before Woods."
The picture changed again.◊
Anger entered Mason's voice.
"You might be familiar with this one. Viktor Reznov. A supposed friend. I trusted him. With my life. You'll see what he did to me. Born April 20th, 1913, Saint Petersburg. Died, October 6th, 1963, Vorkuta Labor Camp."
The picture changed◊ show three people.
"Nikita Dragovich, his second-in-command Lev Kravchenko and Friedrich Steiner. Dragovich and Kravchenko, Russians, Steiner, Nazi. I killed Dragovich under the sea, I killed Steiner on Rebirth Island, and Woods sacrificed himself to kill Kravchenko."
A familiar picture came up.◊
"John F. Kennedy. An American president. Died, November 22nd, 1963, by the hands of either Lee Harvey Oswald, or me."
A final picture appeared.◊
"Fidel Castro. Leader of Cuba."
Mason paused to catch his breath.
edited 16th May '11 9:06:29 PM by Ominae