Sinners & Saints is set in a near future city, Saint City. People come to Saint City for an opportunity to become great. Regardless of their professions they're all the same, trying to become a legend in their field. Bounty Hunters, Demon Hunters, even your hot dog vendor on the side of the road. A city of fifty million working its own eco system, founded on the blood of the Seraphim Accord, host to violence, demons, strip clubs and the occasional church, it is here people come to live for a while before they die a legend.
"Sounds about right as far they're concerned." He replied looking over Alice and finally going and grabbing a first aid kit. "G-Virus?" that caught his attention, some new virus being made? This couldn't be good. Especially one he never heard of, He'd seen the T-Veronica, and T-viruses in action. Hell even on the west coast there were catalogs, files, and reports for other viruses and B.O.W.s the B.S.A.A. had dealt with, but nothing ever known as the G-virus. He finally passed her the first aid kit and sat down on the couch. He had to think whether to speak now or hold his peace.
Alice grabbed the bottom of her shirt when he sat the first aid kit down and pulled her shirt off dropping it to the floor. She was covered in cuts and bruises across her back and upper chest. She began unwrapping the bandages around her waist, "the G-Virus was something going around the scene for a while but it didn't surface again after it was seen in Raccoon city in 1998. Both Birkins have been working on one side of the G-Virus ever since. Annette has been working on the cure side of it which is also a trigger for it while ol Bill has been working on the mutation side of things."
She winced as she pulled the bandage from her body, she had three bullet holes in her side and exit wounds, small caliber minimal damage, "rumor is that the G-Virus is a highly unstable virus with a far high rate of mutation than the T-Virus... It could weaponize a tyrant in a matter of hours... Probably could turn anything into a weapon in a matter of hours honestly. We need to find Annette and secure her and her research, we can't let Birkin have that kind of power in his hands."
"Agreed, but she's been missing for days now." He finally replied, taking a drink from his beer. "I'm not sure if we're going to be able to find her at this point." The truth was he didn't have contact with Annette after KING was disbanded. He knew she had gone on to start up the White Umbrella company with the help of both medtec and gentec. "Well... have you seen a picture of Harker? Ten bucks says he's Arix. Which might explain the reason for assassination." He finished off his beer, and got up from the couch, going and grabbing another one and some left over stir fry from the other night that john had made. He tossed it in the microwave and leaned against the counter. "I say we just kill Birkin, we know he's here. And we definitely know he's Hija's whipping boy. If we can kill him before G is completed, that should help a boat load."
Alice was digging into her shoulder with a knife, there was another hole there, she was slowly prying a bullet from her shoulder, it wasn't deep. It fell to the counter and she slammed the blade of the knife into the counter letting out a loud huff as she placed both hands on the counter breathing heavy. John moved to her grabbing the antiseptic from the medkit and a towel drenching it in the fluids then began cleaning Alice's wounds while she talked, she was in no way going to protest to help at this point.
"If we can find Birkin, I agree. We know he's in the city that's about it. I have a lead on Ocelot, which could potentially get us to Birkin. You interested or should I pass it on to Big Boss?"
"Yeah sure." He replied, it's not like he never heard some of the soldier's talking. He knew why Occelot was important, and he also remembered that the bastard had attacked them back in Raccoon City. "Two birds with one stone works for me." He finally finished his sentence and took another drink from his beer before pulling the stir fry from the microwave and grabbing a fork and began eating.
"Grace, there should be files on Ocelot's known locations in the database, I'm going to take a quick shower," Alice said pushing John aside who was trying his best to help. She moved to the bathroom unbuckling her belt as she walked and dropped the bloodstained pants half way to the bathroom then closed the door behind her. A moment later the water started.
"Let's see what we've got," Grace said bringing up a map of the city, "he's got one location not far from us now so that one is safe to assume he's most likely aiming to be in if he's not there given that this island is relatively safe. There's also several other locations in Manhattan mostly apartments but one Condo overlooking the Hudson. This is a hell of a find, I can see why she's been gone for so long now. Hope she's alright in there."
John was picking up Alice's pants and put them in the clothes pile, he went back to the spot she had been standing in and began cleaning up blood from the counter and floor.
"Yeah...." He replied for a moment as he pushed the food around his plate in idol thought. "Grace I'm going to need you to do a favor for me, I need you to let someone have access to the security in this room. We need to keep an eye on Alice. I found something, may be nothing but I'd rather be safe than sorry. Keep it hush though." He finally spoke up before finishing off the food on his plate. He also asked for a display on the Ocelot locations that she listed.
"I keep logs on everything that happens in this room, who else do you want to have access to that? Because that's dangerous information regardless of who it is," Grace asked also sending him over marked locations for Ocelots known safe houses. Almost as if on cue Adam's iDroid chimed with a message from Jolie, 'Janus Prospero has used her admin access to wipe Horzine's records from last location, transactions have just been made to several companies'.
Grace pulled up a recent picture of Ocelot for Adam, "wow, this dude's been using some nice anti-aging cream on his face. He was a fossil last I remember, now he's a pretty good looking dad."
"He won't be for long." He replied mindlessly as he looked down at the iDroid that beeped to life. He gave Grace the room ID that Jolie operated from. "I don't need her to have access to everything. Just Alice's comings and goings." He replied, typing in a message on the device; 'got it, thanks for the update, anyway you can block them?" He looked up at the picture, yeah he was definitely way younger than what he remembered. Could prove to be a slight problem... "I'll check everything out, do some recon on each of the locations. See what and when I can get him." He uploaded the information she pulled up into his device and waited around for a moment. He just realized he was covered in gunk from killing all those things at the labs location. "For now though I'm going to wait for the shower."
"I'll send the new girl access when Alice is moving," Grace said with a bit of attitude. A few seconds later the shower door opened, Alice came out slowly holding her side. She had a towel wrapped around her hips and moved back to the med kit, John instantly moved into action grabbing the bandages out of the kit and began wrapping her up while she put a patch on the hole in her shoulder.
"I can't wait to sleep this pain off," Alice said as John finished wrapping her up, she patted him on the shoulder and moved to the dressed grabbing a shirt and shorts from the dresser pulling the shirt over her head and then pulled the shorts up dropping the towel as she pulled them up to her waist, "Grace can you do a scan of the city with a UAV drone and keep an eye out for Birkin? I'd like to get the jump on him when he decides to make his next move."
"I can try," Grace replied.
Alice moved to the bed sitting on the corner of it, she leaned to her left hard grabbing the bed with her left hand while her right laid limp across her lap, she was sweating from the pain, "can you also call a medic from down stairs, inform them that I've been shot several times and my kidneys are starting to shut down from blood loss."
"Oh shit, yeah I'm on it," Grace flickered out, Alice let out a small huff then slumped over onto her side and rolled onto her back.
"Adam, do me a favor," she said, "if I don't make it, take over my position... There's a lock box hidden at the docks with all of my contacts and passwords... Just in case..."
He stopped for a moment when he heard that. "You'll be fine Alice." He replied, the entire time he was actually kind of worried about her. She was very much in a bad way. "I mean honestly it's not the best idea to go dying and leave me in charge now." He finally moved over to her in the same area as her. "Alice... I need to ask you a question," He finally spoke up, fuck it if she really was going to die then it would be better to get it out of the way now. "I went to I got data that could potentially stop Umbrella but I need to know something, Are you the one running around transferring money from Horzine to other companies? I need to know the truth for this to work."
"Horzine," Alice asked, "they area shadow company."
John had moved across the room grabbing Alice under her shoulders pulling her up the bed where her head could rest on the pillow, he lifted her body with one hand which she winced but then pulled the covers from under her and sat her down carefully pulling the covers up so she could grab them on her own.
"I have no hand in their affairs," she finally said after John clumsily moved her around, she was thankful to him though, she didn't want to be hanging off the bed, "if something tipped you off to suspect me then I suggest looking into Nine, she's the last able clone and she's a bitch. It wouldn't surprise me if she's been working another angle this entire time and using Horzine's money to back her own motives."
Grace appeared in the room, "a medic is on the way now Alice."
"Thank you," Alice said and looked back to Adam, "get in touch with my contact David, he goes by the code name Snake. He can aid you in finding information on Nine... He's in the city already securing information on Hija's movements as we speak."
He nodded; "Just had to be sure, thank you Alice." He finally replied, "Now you stay there and don't die." He walked out of the room and down into the hall, typing on his iDroid; 'Janus Prosepero is an Alias Alice used to go by. But it's not her, it's someone else. Look into a way of shutting her out if you can. I have a few things to take care of.' He needed to prep for his next few missions, he had a long few nights ahead of him.
'Understood,' Jolie typed, several medics went past her door, she barely caught a glimpse of them, they were moving fast up stairs, she turned back to her computer and began working on curbing anything she could on 'Janus's' access, the problem was they were ahead of her and was shutting down every thing fast. It seemed once Rachel Clamely was taken from the facility and this branch of Horzine discovered it had a leak it began taking things out like a wild fire. Jolie turned her music up and chugged her energy drink and then began frantically typing writing a script that could work for her faster than she could work on her own.
"Alright bitch," Jolie said pressing enter and uploaded the code, "let's see how you like Hiroshima in your own back yard."
An explosion went off in Manhattan, Jolie looked up form her computer and smiled, "maybe that was a bit much."