Rated FA18 (Might not seem that right now, but it'll bet there.)
The Carver is based off of the Nip/Tuck character of the same name. Property of FX Network. (Please don't sue me!)
"Capture the flag at night? This is retarded. How are we supposed to find the flag when it's pitch black out?"
"It's easy, Liz. The flags are glowsticks." replied Brendan, as he cracked the plastic wands, resulting in an eerie green glow.
"Guys against girls, again?" asked Samantha, or Sam as everyone called her.
"Yea, so we can beat you guys for the third time?" Chimed in Sam's twin Alex. All the girls laughed and high-fived, rubbing in the shame for the guys.
"Whatever, we'll get our win this time. We'll be like ninjas! Hoo-ahhhhh!" said Cam "Gunner" with a karate kid motion.
"Let's go. Girls take cliffside, guys will take deep woods. Same rules as before, no burying the flag, and if you hide it up the cliff or a tree, you have to be able to get it. GO!" Yelled JP, as both teams took off in opposite directions.
This was the third year in a row the "Heard", as they called themselves had camped out at Larchwood Lake. A secluded camping area in the shadow of the Rocky Mountains, known to very few, but had everything they loved. A big lake for swimming and fishing, great weather, and of course, the prefect capture-the-flag arena. It had an open field in the middle for no-man's land, with one side dominated by thick woods, the other more open, but with steep shale cliffs, prefect for flag placement.
The men's team crashed through the woods at top speed, and Brendan looked around at his team again, preparing a strategy in his head.
OK, so we have JP, Grady, Coop, Nick, Gunner, and myself. JP knows both sides well since he's been coming here forever, so he can play both ways. Coop and Nick can play defence. Gunner is pretty loud through the woods (City folk, not knowing how to camp...). Run him to the girl's side as a distraction, while Grady and myself go flag hunting.
They all stopped around a large tree near the back of the area, where Brendan relayed his plan.
"Sounds good to me." said JP, "OK G. Up you go"
"You got it, JP." he replied as he put the glowstick between his teeth, and climbed almost to the top of the tree, where he hung it off the branch like a Christmas ornament, before falling out of the tree, landing softly on his feet. Grady was a skilled musician, but an even better rock climber. A natural choice for going against the girl's side.
Brendan and Grady moved through their woods and waited at the edge for Cam. The tall figure of Gunner crashed through the barrier of branches, through the field and plunged into the girl's half like a freight train.
"That's our cue." Whispered Grady. The two slipped like shadows across the moon-light field, dressed in black and deep green, blending in with th juniper bushes dotting the landscape. Grady broke off the the left, heading toward the rocks, while Brendan slipped through the underbrush at a fairly high speed.
It's weird that I haven't even heard the girls yet... "Ow!" grunted Brendan as a small branch hit him in the eye.
"Hey Liz! Over here! I know that voice! B, we're comming for you now!"
"Frick!" Brendan took off through the woods, moving deeper and deeper into the girl's side, before scaling a tree, hoping to hide there.
"OK, he went this way. He should be around here somewhere..."
Brendan's adrenaline was pumping, as the girl came into view just below his hiding spot. It was his girlfriend, Laura. Her light brown, almost blonde hair was tied back out of her bright green eyes. He could see her looking around, hunting him down.
Don't look up. Please, baby, don't look up... He pleaded in his head, holding his breath. Just then, the sound of Gunner yelling and smashing down any branch in his way came closer, passing right by where Laura was standing. She sighed, as she decided to go after Cam before he happened to find anything. Just before taking off, she looked up and blew a kiss at Brendan, with a little "You owe me now" smile. He watched as her small Lulu Lemon clad frame disappeared into the trees.
He quickly climbed down the tree, and looked to where Laura ran off. Damn it... he thought before looking up to the sky. It was clear as he had ever seen it. No lights from the city to drown out any of the stars. He could see them all. One in particular shone brightly. Too bright... And it was getting bigger...
"Jesus!" yelled Brendan, as the meteor came crashing down to earth, not far from where he stood. Curiosity got the best of him as he ran to the crash site.
Maybe it's a Kryptonian. Ha! Like that'll ever happen... he laughed to himself as he approached the meteor at the centre of small crater.
"No way!" the voice behind him startled him. It was Liz. "This is too cool!" she said, as they looked over the small glowing silver and gold rock before them. "Want to touch it?"
Brendan held the back of his hand over it. "It's not giving off heat... I will if you will."
"What's that supposed to mean? It's not like it's some sort of alien thing. It's probably just a downed satellite or something." she said.
"Yea, you're probably right. OK, at the same time. 1... 2... 3!"
They both placed their hand firmly on the meteor, when suddenly they were hit with a surge of energy sending them flying backwards, and the world around them went black.