The pitched battle continues as mortar fire and flames burn away the remains of the floor of the gym, showing the pitted and cracked concrete and bare dirt and rock underneath. Burning ash falls in the holes of the many-patched roof and the place is in complete disarray.
Grekkor:He calls out to the Pryers:"We need to send a message. If you attack the baths we broke no mercy. Eliminate them. All of them. Let everyone know the consequences!"
Grekkor, as your words echo, men charge forward, new and old Pryers spilling out of the double doors while firing on Missed's gang. You hear the brap-brap-brap of return gunfire as Missed has set up a machine gun nest on top of his truck. They were laying in wait for your charge, luring you out by peppering you with mortar-fire. Missed is a tough ganger, but this armament and tactics is beyond him.
But they didn't plan on the ferocity of your Pryers, did they? Omie takes a shot in the arm, Edwards and Seeley are thrown back by the concussive force of a grenade, but overall they charge forward until they reach and overtake the truck, they continue on to the pair of mortar teams.
But Missed and his gang aren't the only ones out there. You realize quickly they're fighting on two fronts, Turk's gang along with a weary-looking Alonzo, are trying to take them down, too.
I yell to the rest of Turk's Gang,"Don't give up yet. Turk is okay, but we need to get him inside the Hold. You and you, watch your back there!"
A look of ecstatic savagery comes over my face.
"Fight for the Hold! Fight for the memory of cool water in your throat and a hot soak in The Baths! Fight for Turk! Spurlock, G-String, to me! Let's get Turk inside the gym. You two cover them!"
I rise up and begin firing on machine gun team.
Alonzo, you take on the machine gunners as Pryers come screaming out of The Gym. They are overwhelmed right as they turn the gun to try and deal with you. You stand there, squared and firing shots on them, hitting them in their flack jackets and keeping them busy, brave and crazy man that you are. Your fingers grow numb from the action of your magnum and you see that your thumb is a dull red, same with your other fingertips.
G-String fires an arrow at the pair flanking your position and Gummer opens up with his two-buck sawed-off. There's no return fire as several Pryers spook them into trying to run, but Tar Pit steps against the doorway of The Gym and fires off a couple shots, hitting them in the neck and the leg, respectively.
EDIT: Then Spurlock and G-String come over and help you carry Turk towards Bones as she appears coming out of The Gym.
The place is a bloodbath. The Pryers end up slagging a mortar and the machine gun nest is fired on, but Grekkor's men and the handful of Turk's broken gang take very few casulaties. There could be a second wave, buut for now, you've taken the truck, one mortar and stopped Missed and his gang from firing on The Baths.
Of course, there's this other smaller gang, Grekkor. You see your Pryers are itching to make everyone pay. Do these gangers get that same treatment? Alonzo, you know him, but the others, they aren't your friends, are they? Spurlock, Gummer, G-String, these three captured you before, right?
What do you do?
You, Manx and Chibi come running into the chaos of The Gym right behind the Pryers. You see the carnage of the place, you see Omie take a shot and fall, then two of Ba's Kin are rolled with a grenade. You rush forward as fast as you can move, but the pack is slowing you down. Its too much weight, too much to carry and run like you did when you ran with gangs just like these. It gets ight about halfway through and before you chalk it up to a second wind, you see Chibi is running behind you, both hand on the pack, trying to pull it up, to lighten your load. Manx stays solidly in front of you, she isn't firing, just making herself your shield.
You come out into the ash and Chibi squeals when the first bit of ash hits a bit of her unprotected skin. Manx stands over Omie and you see he's going to be fine once you remove the bullet and cauterize the wound to stop the bleeding.
That's when you hear the fight ending. You lower down to your knees and see the fear in Omie's eyes as he looks on you, The Angel, here for what? Reaping? Surely he doesn't think of you that way, right? Then you hear a single shot. A second shot. Slow measured ones. You look up and see that Mungo is "double-pumping". The fight is over, but he's walking around with a pistol and firing a kill shot into each and every one of Missed's gang, making sure they are dead, not playing possum.
EDIT: Also, you see Alonzo with G-String and Spurlock carrying Turk to you. Turk is hurt bad, pale and weak.
What do you do?