Part 53: Humanity's SunsetXCOM Part 53: Humanitys Sunset
This may be the last month of this war or the last month of the human race. I hope everyones coping with that knowledge Lets see.
Mmmpfh! This candy is delicious!
Thats not candy, its cyborg food. Heavily based off of sugar due to how my bionic energy cells recharge.
I dont care what it is, I need more of it! Mrouwfff! Muffrr! Aaaah, thats goooood
That berserker gland gave you a sweet tooth, huh?
Listen, my friend let me get serious for a moment. I havent upgraded my body yet, but youre almost indestructible. Of the two of us, you are more likely to survive. If the worst should happen, I want you to find my family.
Oh! Sure, man. Of course.
I dont mean the worst as in, I die. The aliens have been merely toying with the earth, and with us. They could kill us all. But youre strong enough to pull yourself out of the rubble and avenge us.
Thats well, yeah. Of course. This is really heavy, coming from you.
Heh. The best sniper in the world may need no rifle but he always needs a friend.
My bucket list item was a full pardon for all crimes Ive ever committed, in perpetuity throughout the universe. What did you ask for?
A really, really good dog.
Hey, Ive already gotten more than I deserve. A dogs all I have left on my list of things I wanted to do with my life.
Hey, Yoko, right? Youre still going to get your face changed later on?
I suppose. Though this one is rather growing on me.
Well, if you do, let me have your old IDs and stuff, okay? For, uh, sentimental purposes.
Sentimental what? hey! Youre going to steal my identity and drain my bank account, arent you?
I hope if we beat the aliens we dont immediately turn on each other. I mean, with all this tech, what if humanity splits off into factions of cyborgs, mutants and baselines all trying to kill each other in a horrific, Mad Max wasteland ravaged by science gone awry?
Are you kidding? Thatd be awesome!
Big deal. Theres a couple of places in Nevada that are like that already.
The Ethereal Device has been researched. Its a sort of telepathic interface. Only a psychic could control it, but its keyed to only work for ethereals. Even the sectoids cant use it. Wed need a special chamber to activate it properly and a special armor to act as a nervous-system enhancer.
Ill order its construction at once. Our new plan is this: were going to train all our psychics on how to pilot alien UFOs. We cant possibly defeat the mothership from the outside, but if we could insert from within, well pilot it into the sun or land it in the ocean or something. Just like how we took care of the battleship over China, only bigger.
Had to scrap a bunch of spare UFO parts to finish this sucker
Itll take at least two weeks.
Just enough time to finish our training.
Itll cost us a shitload of meld and money, but we can squeeze more armor and another weapon onto the MEC chassis. This sucker will temporarily shut down those giant walking tanks if we ever meet any more of them. If we ever get any more meld, well spend it on more brain spikes for the troops, but we need raw power.
My god, a sniper plasma rifle. Even the aliens dont have this!
Which is exactly what worries me. Were able to research their tech, what if we wind up giving them ideas?
They wont be having any ideas if I blow their brains out from a mile off! This is awesome!
The aliens are assaulting Kansas?
Kansas Kansas?! Oh, no
Something wrong, soldier?
I saw this in a dream! Oh, shit. I hope it goes better this time
then again, we didnt have giant fucking cyborgs in my dream. Jesus, could you get any bigger, Alicia?
The bigger I am, the harder they fall.
Im going too. I cant stand the thought of any more innocent people dying. Ill destroy them all!
Okay. Lets do this
Look well. You will never set eyes on your homeland again, Watkins.
To be continued