Bounty Hunting: the Human Expansion

Blood Red Dust

Chapter One

Captain Isaac Roland steps out into the streets of Geronimo, the shuttle kicks up a cloud of martian sand as it takes off. A few days earlier he had gotten a tip that this town’s bank was Red-Dust Richard’s next target. Just as he arrived, he heard the sound of gunfire and went to investigate.

Meanwhile a young mechanic named Sam Robertson landed on the spaceport. Like most people just getting off the shuttle, he was looking for work. After looking around, there didn’t seem to be any work for a skilled mechanic, so he decided to leave a post and headed to find a hotel room. Later that night he got a call from a fellow looking for a good mechanic. So he got in a cab and headed out to the man’s mansion in the middle of the desert.

Across town, Jack Foster and his gang were in the middle of a turf war with a rival gang that erupted into a full pitched battle in the streets of Geronimo. The battle was going in Jack‘s favor until the sheriff and his deputies showed up. Shortly after the battle was cut short by Captain Roland walking into the middle of the fight and executing one of Jack’s gang. He ended the fight by convincing the other gang to run while they still had the chance. In the aftermath, Roland went to tend to the sheriff who got shot during the battle. And Jack approached, going on to the sheriff about how it was his town and he shouldn’t have interfered. He brought his gun up to execute the lawman before Roland punched him in the face. He slunk off before things got any worse.

Sam Robert’s job turned out to be a strange one. The man avoided questions, like his name or what he did for a living. After looking at the car, Sam determined that he would need parts, he him and the mystery man rode into the nearest town in the man’s shockingly nice car. After getting the parts, Sam made a mistake and was only able to manage a temporary fix on the car. However, being short on money, he proceed to tell the man the job was done. The man then told Sam he had a job to do and Sam should come with him. They drove into town together in his newly “fixed” ride.

Elsewhere, both Jack and Isaac determined that the bank in town was likely the next target for Red Dust Richards. They bumped into each other staking out the bank. Together they came to a decision to work on together and split the bounty. So Isaac waited in the building across the street and Jack watched from the roof to provide sniper support, he also sent a few of his gang members to watch the bank. After a few hours a car squeals to a stop in front of the bank. A man jumps out and enters the bank. Isaac goes to confront the driver. After some confusion, he finds out the man is only a simple mechanic working for the bandit. The man, (Who turned out to be Sam) wasn’t aware that the man he was working was the infamous outlaw Red Dust Richards. At that moment, the inside of the bank filled with smoke, and from outside the bank, our heroes could hear the sounds of gangers getting torn apart by a vibroblade. Isaac decided it best not to go inside the bank and instead took the keys to the car and called for Richards to give himself up. A few minutes later, he emerged from the bank with his hands up. A split second later he reached for a smoke grenade, but Jack saw him making a move and shot him clean through the heart.

After taking Richard’s corpse to the sheriff’s station, Isaac invited Sam and Jack to join his crew as bounty hunters. They accepted and the Sunchaser took off to chase the next bounty. Meanwhile, Sam got a recording from his father to be sent in the event of his death. It said there might be strange things happening on Mercury, so the captain decided to make a stop there on the way to their next job.

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