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All the frontliners look so relieved. Gwen looks a bit embarrassed. They see hundreds of flying creatures coming closer and closer towards them. They look like birds but they come closer one can see their human-like features.
“You made it time, Warren bows gently to the supposedly the Master of the bird-people.
He is wearing a crown.
"My pleasure my pleasure, our force field have not yet been passed. We believe and tend to think that no force on The Other Side or on any side (he laughs) can overcome our force-field. But however, there is a major strong Evil force close to us. And we dare not go outside our force-field. This is the first time we have moved the force-field. But we had to save you, we know you are the ones who can save The Other Side from total destruction”.
"Perhaps not me (Warren smiles) but I have brought few comrades with me who are mighty as hell. We call ourselves The Frontliners. He then introduces them all.
“You guys must be hungry”, says the Bird-people’s Leader “and dear, dear how is she”? He looks down on Elektra.
They are all on the ground now, The Sentinels are laying on the ground and all of the Frontliners face their new comrades. Nick Fury carries Elektra:
“She is unconscious, but I think she will be fine”, Fury answers.
And he continues: “Yes we are all hungry”.
Gwen walk beside Reilly & Parker on their way to The Flying Ones Home. She takes her arm and wings around them:
“Guys you are amazing. How could you fix these Sentinels so fast. I love the wings looks like mine, don’t you think?
Peter and Ben start talking at the same time and say at the same time:
“You start”. Parker gives in. Ben says:
“We want them to look like your wings and the net around them symbolize Spider-Womans wings and Angels wings look similar as well, don’t you think? And yes your Sentinel has major sais like Elektra’s. Watch out when we use them”.
Gwen smiles, you guys are so totally cute. She gives both of them a kiss each. Both the Spiders become red in their face. Warren and Captain Stacy walk in the front together with The Flying One’s Leader. His name is "Leader" simply.
While all the frontliners were relaxing and enyoying themselves with the Flying Ones the giant and dark Superman was deep in thought.
'They escaped', he thought. The evil God was indeed irritated. Then out of his mind flew pictures of his enemies. They were all there flying around like small bubbles.
The 8 Frontliners
2. Scarlet Spider
3. Nick Fury
7. Gwen Stacy
+ 3 more
9. Captain Stacy
11. Falcon the tame beast.
They are twelve now, interesting the Evil Man contemplated. I will crush them one by one. Who will be my first victim? He was rolling the dice. There was only one dice now, the dice had 12 sides, each side contained a hero. Oh, let the dice decide who will be the next to die. Then he started laughing, he laughed and laughed. A very scary laugh reallly. If you would hear it would sound like your worse nightmare. He then decided to throw the dice. It bounced and bounced around the rough surface in the big, big tower.
"What's the nasty noice", Peter whispered into Gwen's ear.
He was very close to her now. She liked his smell very much, almost too much. Peter I don't know she almost started crying. I have never heard anything so terrible before, her wings were shaking in a very human way. All the others were all in shock they were all sitting around the mighty table with all the food around them. Being dead in the land of the dead, not being dead being on the other side was nothing like this. The Flying One's Leader stood up. He looked very serious now.
"Dear family, dear friends, dear new friends. Something terrible is about to happen. The Creature (that's what they called the Evil Superman) has yet again thrown the dice. Then many of the women started screaming in pain and agony. Tears came down their cheeks. Not again, not again they all screamed.
Then Elektra is lifted up by what seems to be an enormous invisible hand and she is crushed. It's like she is in a bubble and seconds later there is nothing left of her but millions of small pieces of her spread everywhere.
Noone says a word. Then they all hear His voice.
"That was the first one more to come".
One older woman stands up and says:
"he can't continue now it will take a couple of days."
All the frontliners run around in cirlces trying to pick up what's left of Elektra, all the pieces. Fury finds the bandage, whole and keeps it in his pocket. He will never get away with this, he will never get away, he whispers.
Noone says a word. The party goes dead quiet and the former paradise turns into a complete hell. All the people are shaking, and shaking. There are no words to describe the situation. I guess all of them who are there can't grasp what has happened and they act like it has never happen. But their bodies shake and the feeling of absolute nothingness is overwhelming them.
Far, far away in another dimension, place, or if you like somewhere else Elektra wakes up. I don't know if you could call her or it Elektra but what is left of her, probably her soul if you so like. She is totally terrified. She has seen her body turn into a million pieces and also felt her body turn into small, small pieces. A calm, calm voice pat her gently on her shoulder:
"There is nothing you can co, nothing you can do".
TWO DAYS LATER IN THE FLYING ONES' CAMP
There is not much time bury her now, the older and wise woman says in a stressed voice. The Leader nods quickly. Spider-Man, Scarlet Spider, Nick Fury and Nick all carry the coffin.
“What a joke”, says Ben to the 3 others, “bury someone in the land of the dead”.
“It is not a laughing matter”, says Fury. "I loved her".
“How can you die here?”, Ben continues. “I don't understand. What happens to you after this?”
“How the hell do we get back”, Parker says in a sad voice.
“Guys we should show some respect to Elektra, I don't know how we are going to survive without her and man I miss this woman”, says Nick.
“We all do”, the other 3 say at the same time. “We all do”.
The now 7 frontliners were tighter now, they had a strong bound and one could think they had been a tight team for a long, long time.NEAR THE END
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“These 7 main characters, heroes, “Front liners”, are left “On the Other Side”:
-1.Gwen Stacy with wings
-2.Ben Reilly, Scarlet Spider
-3.Peter Parker, Spider-Man
Elektra is dead for the second time. There is a funeral on The Flying One’s camp.
“How was she, Elektra, Nick Fury?”, Scarlet Spider asks Fury. You knew her quite well, didn’t you?”.
“It is a good question a very good question kid. She kept on talking about that Daredevil character, who appeared in her dreams, telling her to go back to somewhere, some distant place. I told her to shut up. I wanted to be with her, you know. I don’t know who that Daredevil character is strangely enough. But somehow I got a blur memory of him, in the back of my head. Anyway, I didn’t want to hear about him and this “other place” and I told her to shut up about it. She seemed to understand me that Elektra girl, I don’t know how she did. Noone ever understands me Ben, I don’t know why she had to die. She was damaged and fragile for sure. The way she kept on killing her enemies so easily and also effectively. You should have seen her fight off these climbers on the cliff.” (Readers: read chapter 1 part 3 of 4 Elektra and Nick Fury) It was something extra Ben, something extra.”
For a while Nick Fury looked very, very young when he talked about the “dead-dead” (?) Elektra. Fury continues:
“She was a very special and delicate woman Ben, very delicate. She got me going like no other woman before. Many people probably saw her as a superficial girl, lady call her what you like. But I see her as a princess and a TRUE heroine. We can’t survive without her. And to be honest with you Ben Reilly, I try not to care too much about people. If you care to much you will get hurt. You know what I mean Reilly.”
Ben looks down a bit, but he seems to understand Nick Fury’s point of view.
“Anyway Ben, I have lost a lot of comrades before in wars.”
“What the heck are you talking about”, Ben shakes his head. You haven’t lost anyone except from Elektra, have you”.
Nick Fury looks at Ben Reilly:
“Yep you are right. No you are not. That, at least that memory, is clear for me now. I have lost comrades in Wars when I wasn’t here. I am sick of not having any memory from when I landed in your kitchen. (See the very first page The Other Side 1) Where was I Ben”.
Ben looks at him: “You were talking about Elektra and about caring”, Ben helps him out.
“Fuck, fuck, Nick Fury the hard soldier starts crying for the first time (?) and he rests his head on Ben’s shoulder. Ben pats him on his head. Ben seems to say it is ok mate, it is ok. We all miss her.
Ben ask Fury kindly: “You really loved her, didn’t you Fury?”.
Fury: “I sure did kid, I sure did”.
Peter Parker, alias Spider-Man, joins the conversation and asks out loud to the whole group especially to Nick:
“What happens when you die , when you are already dead?”
“Elektra knows stunts, doesn’t she?”, Gwen Stacy answers them all.
“She will come back, Spider-Woman”, says confidently.
“But she turned to dust, we saw it for ourselves”, Nick Fury says sadly and seriously.
Angel and Nick look at each other. Nick whispers to her:
“You were dead for me for years Angel.”
Angel: “But now I am here sweetie”.
Gwen walks up to Nick and takes him in his arm pretty roughly. Her wings look nice in the wind. Angel’s and Gwen’s wings match pretty well. Gwen talks:
“What is happening here? You didn’t tell me about all this?“
“Gwen I have told you a lot of things, don’t you remember the first time you came to my flying house?”
Scarlet Spider alias Ben Reilly and Angel talk with each other:
“These two know each other pretty well, hey? Angel looks at Ben.
“They sure do Angel, they sure do. Sometimes I see them as siblings, sometimes like something else…. I like Nick so much though, he is like my brother. I adore him Angel, simply adore him.”
Nick looks at Angel from quite a distance. Angel smiles, a wonderful smile, she looks very South-American full of life.
“You are sweet Ben, I am sure Nick Adores you too”, Angel smiles again.
“Angel what are you going to do now, you and Nick, when you have found each other again? Nick was so lost without you. Sure he was happy when we had our adventures with Gwen... But something was missing. Now he seems whole again. You fulfill him angel you sure do. You are for him like Gwen is for me. But somehow Gwen has changed after this adventure. I am not sure where I have her anymore. She doesn’t kiss me as passionately as before”, Ben whispers to to Angel now.
Angel gets a bit shy at first when Ben is so close to her and so open with her.
“But Ben Elektra is dead-dead now. Maybe love is secondary now”, Angel looks away she doesn’t seem to want to continue the discussion.
Nick speaks to them all now:
“As you probably heard from the camp here we have got about 2 days to go before the Mad Man crushes another 3 of us. According to the flying ones and to the myth of the dice, correct me if I am wrong Leader. He terminates one person first then 3 more in about 2 days and then another 5 sometime later. He wants to wipe out all the Frontliners in order to make sure The Other Side stays his. The only chance for us now is to surprise him. I say we attack him with all the power we got. If we are going down one by one I would rather we go down as a whole group. What do you say Frontliners and the rest of the camp? Are you up for the fight of your life? Are you with us? We all heard screams and desperate agony when he stroke last, when poor and heroic Elektra was crushed by his power.
1. Elektra may have been the very strongest of us. But we can let her death be in vain. And we have a whole paradise world to save.”
The whole camp are standing up now. The Frontliners are the closest one to
2. Angel stands next to him holding his hand hard, very hard but lovingly.
3. Fury is alone now. More alone than EVER. He is sad but very determined. He holds his fingers close and tight to his triggers. His weapon look mighty big in his hands.
4. Gwen stands in the middle between Ben and Parker.
5. Ben holds Gwen’s hand but she lets go of it. She doesn’t squeeze back.
6. Parker sees images of Elektra’s death. He see her as MJ. His heart almost bounces up and down. Then the image disappears and he is back on The Other Side without any memory of what the image reminded him of.
7. Spider-Woman just looks worried. She has taken two of the
8, 9. Sentinels here and she is holding their big, big hands and led them here.
10, 11, 12. Warren, Cap. Stacy, Falcon and the last Sentinel are also gathered there.
Warren speaks to everyone:
“My tame Demon has now created hundreds of new allies and him and they are on their way here now.”
The Flying One’s Leader speak:
“We are with you King Nick all of us”.
“He, he, “King Nick”, Nick laughs.
He continues: “Ok then for this last and final battle I will be your King. But the way I see it, you are all greater Kings than me I am just a simple ‘helper’, a simple ‘messenger’ ”:
“Now we will battle Champs and Frontliners.” Nick sounds corny but in a time a War one follows his voice.
There are about 300 fighters now.
100 tame Demons,
around 180 Flying ones
and the small but strong Frontliners’s group.
When they have all prepared for the Final Battle Nick looks at the Flying One’s Leader and talks to him quietly:
“How far can you stretch the force-field? How many are we up against? Can he throw the dice sooner? Is this plan stupid?”
“Nick for God’s sake don’t make me question you. You are leading us. I trust you”, the Leader looks concerned.
“I know this was going to happen. I have dreamed of it for years. But in my vision I foresaw Elektra climb high. I foresaw all of us kicking ass with Sentinels, Climbers, Demons and perhaps an Evil dude. But not a guy throwing dice and killing us with it. Have we got a soucerer in our team?”
Captain Stacy breaks into the conversation and address him:
“ No there is no such thing a sourcerer here on The Other Side, you know that. The only I know of is Doctor Strange and he is not here now is he? But you have magical powers use them.”
Gwen Stacy looks at him:
“Dad???”, she is confused.
“The only magical power I have against this evil man is to surprise him. We will attack him and it will not be a planned attack, Nick responds a bit lame"
He continues now with a sharp voice:
“Leader drop the force field we have no time to lose now.”
The whole force field is dropped. There can be seen no climbers, no demons, no Sentinels or The Evil One. The 300 of them are situated on a very high plateau was seems to be a small, small Island far, far away from everywhere.
“What, I expected to battle an immediate attack”, Nick looks at the leader.
“I know Nick but I am not that stupid”, the Leader explains.
“I thought you knew I can move my place anywhere I like. We may not have a force field but I doubt the enemies will spot us from here.”
The Evil Superman look-a-like drinks in his big, big chair and talk to himself cheeringly:
“That was a sweet, sweet kill that Elektra girl. I have had some minor nightmares of her and her pathetic 7 Frontliners and her climbing something and destroying my Empire. What a joke. This little, little enemy hasn’t got a chance. Even though the dice may not work in a couple of days, more exactly 44 hours I may throw them it now anyway.”
He is drunk and bored now and he drinks heavy liquid. Stronger then what exists on earth, 180% spirits in it. But he is a big fellow he only gets a bit tipsy.
“What was that?”, the Evil Man raised his voice.
“Well, well in order to make it a bit interesting I may add a few players to the game. This will be such an easy battle. I expected more from Nick, he, he and his soldiers, he, he. What haven’t I taken him out before? Nick the “Gate-keeper” what a joke. Good bye little Nick, good bye very, very soon. I will be the gate-keeper here. (Read more about Nick’s role as a gate-keeper in The Other Side-1) I will be the one who rules every damn living, dead, or undead around here. This is no fucking paradise, bloody losers. He finishes the whole bottle and starts a new one. We I have got ridden all these minor obstructions here on “The Other Side” I will focus and earth. There must be away to get there. Maybe I shouldn’t have killed off that Elektra girl, I have heard rumours that she has been here and then gone back there. But the dice is something I can’t control over. The dice is my most effective killing tool. I am the only one who can use them. The most delightful thing about them is that decide which players who will be on the dice. Then my sweet, adorable and precious dice take care of the rest. Sweet.” He drinks a fair bit more.
"What if I should add myself to the game? What are the chances that the dice will pick me? And if it picks me I won’t die. But it will be quite enjoyable, won’t it? I need excitement in my sometimes humdrum existence. And furthermore I think I will add three more players and also my stupid fucked up ex-wife. (Apparently the God of Evil has an ex-wife….what will happen next…)
“What was that is someone making fun of me? Sometimes I hear voices in the back of my head commenting about me…son of bitch…”
He counts the dice and laughs hard as ever, an evil bloody laugh. The 40 Sentinels next to him in the big hall look quite enchanted by the game.
“Ok guys, he seems to address the 40 Sentinels and the limps of Juggernaut. I will pick 3 to kill first all according to the myths of the dice. As if I give a shit about the M Y T H S. Bullshit. But ok I will follow the rules of this dice-game. After the 3 new deaths we will see what happens. Indeed this will be fun, I can’t wait.”
“NO, NO, NO screams his ex-wife from a little, little cage in the back of the big, big hall.
“Kill me first Lord I beg you, I beg you”, a few tears fall down from her cheek.
He walks or actually jumps up to her. He is fast this big guy. He spats her in her cute and gorgeous face. She has long, long black hair. She looks a bit like Juilet in “Romeo and Juliet” but she is thin, so very thin and naked and totally, totally miserable. He kicks the cage hard. The cage and his ex bounce off several of feet. His ex makes sure to bounce hard with her face and head first on the solid ground. Her attempts are in vain as always. He controls her by just holding up his hand just before she touches the ground. He teases her and let her think she will die many times by just letting her touch her forehead on the ground. She gives her major pain and major ache but of course he wouldn’t let her die. She can’t cry she can’t scream in agony. He keeps her quite by putting his fingers together. She is locked in this crazy reality for good without being able to go anywhere.
“Lily sweet dear little gorgeous and adorable little Lily you know you can’t hurt yourself the mad man laughs. Even during the nights I hear you I can hear anything. I even hear the writer, who is writing this now and the readers who will read this in the future. You AND THEY think somehow I don’t understand their wish or hope that I can cease to exist. It is impossible I can hunt you and them in their nightmares anytime I feel like it and I can also see AND HEAR every damn thing you do sweet ex and there is no chance you can get rid of me EVER, do you hear EVER.
He looks down on the dice: “Ok here we go. Numero ono”.
First he can’t read what is says but the dice turn into a clear, clear picture of the fierce, wild and cute tame-beast
1. Falcon. Falcon he, he, he he cracks up laughing.
“Soon, good bye little dog doggie, 40 hours to go to you meet your little death you little monster", he enjoys the show the Evil One.
"Next numero dos."
2. "Warren-Hmm, good stuff."
"Ok the final one interesting. Lily prays for the first time. She has never believed in good God since he abandoned her on the island. (Read Lily & God 1-2)But now she prays loudly:
“God take him, let him have your mercy and then let the Frontliners and their army save me.”
The Evil Superman and Evil ex-husband looks at her and seems slightly amuzed.
"Did you really think I would let the “dice-man” decide my destiny? Firstly, I am not in the game. Then he realized to his own fear that he was and he couldn’t change that now. He looked at his former sweetie. And then he counts the dice: “1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6, 7, 8, 9, 10, 11, 12, 13, 14, 15, 16, 17, 18, 19, 20. There is one out 20 risk or chance that I will die, and one out of 20 that you will die. Interesting do you wish me to die first or do you rather go first? If I die you will rotten in your cell anyhow. The Sentinels are controlled by me and the other demons now as well. We are probably around 300 plus your little demon’s friends, Evil friends."
“ ‘Evil’ Lily stared at him?
“They are not Evil at all. Don’t you remember when we met?” (This story can be read in “The Evil and Lily part 1)
Lily looks glad for the first time ever.
The evil former husband loves her but inside he screams to take her heart out. He looks at the dice and throws and the dice picks one more.
3. Scarlet Spider
"WOW interesting indeed." Lily’s face cannot be interpreted. 300-Frontliners/Flying Ones +Friendly Demons
“The view is breathtaking out here Ben”, Gwen talks to him.
They are standing in the water looking out and admiring the great view. They are far away from the Evil one. Even the Sentinels can’t spot them here out in nowhere on “The Other Side”.
“Yes sweetie it truly is. Is there something you like to tell me?”
He kisses her cheek. She looks at him:
“Ben I don’t want it to be you or me anymore”.
Ben looks at her he doesn’t know what to say. He just walks straight out into the water. Gwen runs and actually flies to stop him. Ben turns around and nails her with his web to a mountain wall next to the beach. She can’t move even though she tries her hardest.
“Sweetie, dear, dear Sweetie I can’t live without you. I know or think I am dead here on “The Other Side” but I heard one can move on".
When I got here Nick told us 98% actually moves on immediately when they get here, do you remember? (Readers read “The Other Side -1) But he said I had a mission here that’s why he let me stay. We are 300 Gwen if I “miss out” on the great battle, who cares?”
Then he walks straight through the water slowly. He will come back thinks Gwen. He has done this so many times before when they have been arguing. Everything will be ok. This is not the first time she has had a tantrum. Paradise is easy but it does have some drama now and then. Gwen enjoys drama since she knows it will be ok. She lets him walk or she has to because she can’t move. But she is not really worried. Gwen observes him like she has many times. He goes deeper and deeper into the ocean. The difference with this time compared to other times is that this time he has actually nailed her to the wall. This is not common not uncommon either. But this is a mountain wall not a… hmm wall. But she isn’t worried at all. They have played this game so many times. I bet he played it when he met Spider-Woman Gwen thinks and smiles. He has enormous lungs Gwen knows. He can stay underwater for ages. Ben goes EVEN deeper and deeper into the ocean and now she cannot see him at all. She laughs:
“You are so funny Ben”, she SCEAMS out loud.
But after 20 minutes Gwen actually begins to worry. His record is 15 minutes without air. 20 minutes without air is a long time. Great she thinks he has beaten his record.
“Ben sweet, cute Ben you broke the record congratulations. Can you please get up now and untie me the tide is coming closer and you know I haven’t got lungs like you”, she screams out now.
She isn’t really desperate but she is starting to get slightly, slightly worried. She gets hold of her thread around her neck. She got to rip off her clothes in order to reach it. The thread has just a bit, a bit of magic left in it. She sees Spidey-Parker, Spider-Woman, Nick, Nick Fury and Angel and they are sleeping. She cannot see Elektra or Ben. Now the panic is gripping hold of her. The water is close to her now and in a few seconds she will be underneath the surface of the water. Before the water goes over her head she sees a “big face” up in the clouds. It belongs to Doctor Strange. She has seen him somewhere before, she knows he can travel through different worlds.
“Save her”, Doctor Strange commands Dead-Girl.
Dead-Girl flies down to Gwen and loses her web and then she and the Doctor disappear. The now almost naked Gwen flies up through the water just in time before the water crushes in over the mountain wall.
“Not my time…not my time”, she screams out in agony.
She is in shock and she starts crawling on the beach towards their camp which she has partly built with help of her stone powers.
At the same time Parker wakes up in the camp.
“Where are Gwen and Reilly”, he asks caringly.
No one knows where they are.
“I will go and find the love birds”, Parker continues.
He walks out from the stone cottage and on instinct he walks to the beach.
“Where else would a romantic couple go”, he says to himself.
Then he sees Gwen on the ground she is laying in the high grass just close to the sand. She looks absolutely devastated and she looks shocked and if one saw then you think someone had just died.
“Not Reilly, not Ben my brother”, screams Parker. He continues:
“Two days haven’t passed yet we have another 30 hours.”
“It wasn’t the Evil one’s fault this time Peter. Sometimes love eats you alive”, Gwen sobs.
“But I am sure he will turn up soon, he is just joking isn’t he Peter?”. But I don’t find his joke funny anymore. He has never teased me this bad before. And I almost died if it hadn’t been for Strange and his weird and dead looking girl companion.”
“It is ok Gwen, Ben will turn up, Peter tries to relax her.
“Ben come here now it IS NOT FUN anymore.”
Peter and Gwen look at each other. They are both start crying.
“God, why God is this happening again?” First I lost my “brother Ben Reilly, alias Scarlet Spider in real life and now he seems to be dead AGAIN.
“What did you just say Peter honey?”
Then Gwen and Peter’s memory disappear and they are back at this reality again. Ben is most likely gone for good and they are both crying.
Peter again now: “Can I save him?”
“Not even you can do that Peter”,she looks out to the ocean.
“How long time ago?”
“Should we try to find the body”, says Peter. He is scared and terrified now. He does not want to find his dead friend’s body.
She hugs him. She wants to tell him the truth. She wants to tell him about the discussion he had with Ben before he walked off but Ben’s dead image haunts her so she is quite.
They walk around and look for hours without any result. Then they go and get the rest of the camp. All of them search now. They look all over the water. They only have 30 hours until the next death so they do this quickly.
“NOOO, screams Fury."
He holds up Ben’s dead body. The corpse of Reilly looks ok. It hasn’t vanished, it is there.
They all bury him.
There are now 6 Frontliners left:
4. Peter Parker alias Spider-Man
6. Nick Fury
Captain Stacy stands closest to the grave.
“I will make sure the Evil doesn’t get him”. He then lights the torch and soon there is only ashes of our DEAR FRONTLINER AND FRIEND BEN REILLY, ALIAS SCARLET SPIDER.
24 HOURS TO GO TO THE EVIL STRIKE AGAIN.
Don’t miss the last episode and part of “The Other Side”. There are now 6 Frontliners left we will see what will happen… THE VERY END OF THE OTHER SIDE
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All the heroes haven’t got time and strength to mourn Ben since they now that their own fate will be decide very shortly. Parker is about to ask Gwen what really happened but he decides not to instead he focuses on his last battle.
There are all gathered all 300 close to the end of the Island close to the beach. The Leader speaks silently to Nick;
“What’s you plan Nick?”
“Dear friend we only got 24 hours now we have to strike we can’t wait any longer. We have already lost two heroes.”
Nick has never been a leader for so many before. Sure he has lead 20-30 guys in battle before against fairly easy opponents. Now he most likely faces his and everyone else’s death and they are 300. But he knows this is the only chance. Rather die in a fight then die by a dice. He continues talking to the leader:
“We will split in 3 groups:
The Flying One’s will attack from the sky, he, he of course.
The friendly Demons will attack from the sea.
The 6 Frontliners will attack from land and we will take the 3 Sentinels. “
“Our demons have very rapidly built fast and well built kayak-canoes. They take them and they take the channel all the way through Sentinel city. Captain Stacy will be in charge of them.”
“Sounds good”, answers the Flying One’s Leader quietly.
No one of the comrades is in a good mood. They have lost dear Elektra and dear Ben who were both GREAT WARRIORS and they now know for certain that they will also die soon in the last battle. But somehow they will fight all the way into their deaths.
“What do we do when we get there”, the Flying One now asks Nick.
Everyone can now hear them now:
“We will kill everyone, absolutely everyone who stands in our way, without any hesitation at all and comrades we will do it fast. Kill them with your bare hands, do whatever it takes you. We have less than 24 hours now”, says Nick powerfully.
“What if the Evil will see and hear us?”
“We have to do this fast and in silence”
21 HOURS TO GO/ 2 HOURS BEFORE THE ATTACK
“Who gives a crap about this battle”, says Spider-Woman to the rest of the 5 Frontliners.
Fury look at her:
“I do. I do this to honor Ben and Elektra. Spider-Woman how do you think Elektra would have acted if she was in your situation? I want to go home as well.”
Spidey-Woman almost laughs, and then she laughs again. Not a real laugh just a laugh to show the others that she has more or less already given up. She continues:
“Fury, Fury, Fury…”
Gwen interrupts her:
“Don’t act like that”. Gwen starts beating Spider-Woman in the chest. “We can’t give up, do you hear me we can’t give up”.
“Gwen, Gwen”, Spider-Woman hugs her.
“Time to get going girls”, Parker sounds determined.
20 HOURS TO GO/ 1 HOUR BEFORE THEIR ATTACK
Warren takes off with Falcon and 10 friendly demons to try to spot where the enemies are.
20 MINUTES TO THEIR ATTACK
One friendly demon comes back and he tells the others where the enemies are. All the other wonder where the others are. He answers:
“They got killed. The Sentinel killed them. Our beast Falcon almost finished them off but two other Sentinels turned up and killed them all quickly. I burned all their bodies when they took off.”
“How did you survive?” Nick looks suspiciously at him.
“I just did.”
The six members and Captain Stacy all cry but they do it quickly. No time to mourn now.
3 MINUTES TO ATTACK
“Good bye, good bye dad”, says Gwen and kisses her dad on his forehead. Captain Stacy controls all the friendly Demons now. He sits in the last kayak/canoe.
“Bye, bye Gwen”, Cap screams out. Gwen now flies close to him and kiss him again on his forehead.
“Don’t worry Gwen, dear sweetie. We have lived a long and good time on earth and we have also lived a long and good life here on “The Other Side”. We are also very well camouflaged. If I never see you again sweetie, remember one thing. Always do your best love you always.”
Parker takes her hand in hand to their canoe/kayak. They take off in an incredible speed even though they carry three Sentinels behind them.
Nick sits first
Nick Fury fourth
After a fair bit of paddling :
“Why attack so late”, Fury demands to know the answer.
He is very curious because he knows it will just be a matter of time before The Evil One will strike again with his damn dice and then another three of them will vanish and die.
“Do you really think he will expect us to attack while he is throwing the dice?” Nick answers.
“According to the friendly Demon who followed Warren one of us will die first soon and then 2 more just after but after that it will take 3 more hours. That’s when we have our chance.”
“Ok”, Fury understands.
CAPTAIN STACY AND HIS DEMONS
They go really fast with the canoes now. Fast and smooth. One could hardly see them. The Friendly Demons and Captain Stacy have now reached the land. They are now heading on a channel towards Sentinel City. They are well camouflaged and they all look like Evil Demons. Noone suspects anything. Cap. looks like the Leader of the Demons himself. Only The Demon King/Leader would be able to spot him now….
There are many canoe/kayaks in the water. They have 5 canoe/kayaks 20 friendly demons in each. Cap is still in the last one…
Strange I am all alone Captain Stacy is thinking.
20 MINUTES TO GO BEFORE THE DICE WILL CARRY OUT ITS FIRST VICTIM
“Paddle harder”, screams Captain Stacy to his team.
THE FLYING ONES IN THE AIR
The Flying One’s Leader and the rest fly harder than they have ever done before. They were all flying really, really close so they all looked like a big Demon bird. Therefore no one could spot them yet.
10 SECONDS TO GO
“Speed up comrades, speed up”, the look-a-like demon bird looked mighty up there on the sky.
The Leader of the Flying One thinks for himself. I am still alive poor the rest of the 6…..
1. Nick Fury
All these six heroes reach the land. They are still alive.
“How come we are still alive?” whispers Gwen.
“I guess Cap or The Flying One is dead now. According to the friendly Demon one of us will die now”, Nick answers.
’Focus, focus’, Gwen hear Elektra’s voice in the back of her head and she repeats out loud now:
Fury look at her in shock. They all grab the Sentinels and lift them up on land. Parker looks at all of them:
“Stuff two of them, we should only use one.”
“But we have dragged them with us for so long”, wonders Nick.
“Trust me on this Nick, trust me”.
The other four nod in approval. Before they have time to do anything Nick gets shot by a Sentinel in his back. The fire-power bounces off him quite quickly. Thanks Reilly for the extra suit, he thinks.
Spidey quickly climbs up on the Sentinel’s foot and attack him with full speed with his now dangerous web. Gwen, Spider-Woman and Angel attack from the air. Nick attacks from behind and Fury attacks from the ground with his guns. Their combined force make the Sentinel fall straight to the ground. Then Gwen quickly turns him into stone. Then they all climb into their Sentinel.
“I have fixed him”, says Peter. “This is to honor Reilly”, he continues. He shows the others all the controls. There are 8 controls with all their combined strengths.
2 HOURS TO THE NEXT 5 WILL FALL FOR THE DICE
The Superman looks up.
“Why can’t I see when the “dice-hand” kills them? Why can’t I see these three losers death??” He seems to speak to the dice. WHY????
He takes hold of Liliy’s neck and drags her out of the cage."
“Are you responsible for this witch?”
“Put me down”, says hell’s ex wife. She continues wisely:
“Maybe they were already dead/dead.”
“The three of them”, he shakes his head in disbelief.
“What the heck who cares? In two more hours I can kill another 5 when I throw the dice.”
DEAD SO FAR
Third one Warren
Fourth one- Ben Reilly
Then 5 more, he, he. Then the 8 will just be a bad little memory. The Evil one had had a few nightmares about eight heroes who crushed his empire. But now that could not happen since two of them were already gone. Who were left of the 8? He didn’t even know why he bothered to consider about this. He holds his ex-wife hard by her neck. Are there any left of the losers?
She counted and wished for the best:
5. Nick Fury
She couldn’t remember yes that’s right…
6. Parker Spider-Man
Only 6… but she thought for herself. Plus 7. Captain Stacy and The Flying One’s Leader 8. And me 9. We have still got a chance…
The Evil murmurs:
“I wonder where the pathetic souls are now. Probably mourning their dead ones…Why didn’t I see them…”
He sits down and starts to drink heavily.
“Hours go quicker I get so bored”.
1, 5 HOURS TO GO
A fierce battle The Sentinels attack
Five Sentinels attack the 6 Frontliners. When they attack the Sentinels they all jump off and they attack one Sentinel each.
1. Gwen crawls up on one Sentinel like a Spider. The Sentinel tries to hit Gwen but she is close to it so the firepower misses her and it hits itself in the foot. It falls to the ground, but before it does that Gwen stones it totally. Why can’t I stone everything Gwen thinks for herself? I could kill anyone, couldn’t I? What if I could stone the Evil one? I hate those dice, without them he is just an enormous big bastard. She sits down on top of the now stonelike Sentinel. She enjoys observing the other’s fight, especially Parker. She looks at his strong arms when he punches his Sentinel straight in the face. The Sentinel falls straight to the ground. Parker webs his arms together hardly so he can’t use his firepower. Gwen flies up next to him and kisses him on his cheek and at the same time stones the robot. It is not exactly a nice thing to do towards Ben but Parker turns around and kisses her deeply and for a long, long time.
“Go for it, you had her first”, says Ben in the back of his head.
Gwen kisses him back for a few seconds they totally forget the battle. They are just one in the kiss. They go on for a long, long time. They don’t need images from earth to realize that they are or have been in love. They are truly in love her and now, and no Sentinels or no “evil-dice-thoughts” can stop them this very moment. They keep on kissing and they dare to do it because they know Angel, Nick, Spider-Woman and Nick Fury handle their own Sentinel. When they have finished kissing 10 minutes later, they are both exhausted and extremely happy.
Then Gwen whispers in Spidey’s ear:
“What should we do we may be dead in about an hour? What would you do Pete if you only had an hour left?”
They both look around to see if the others are ok, which is easy to observe. Nick and Angel are really joking around with their Sentinels. They actually seem to enjoy themselves. Nick Fury stands on top of one Sentinel shoots its heads and eyes off, getting rid of his frustration and agony over his Elektra. Spider-Woman punches her Sentinel so hard in the stomach that she makes a whole straight through it.
“That’s for Elektra and Ben you prick”, she screams and smiles.
Spidey and Gwen are now on their way in super speed (flying and webbing) towards their now friendly and Ben and Parker-designed Sentinel. When they get into the cockpit Spidey closes the top of roof so they can’t be seen. Peter holds Gwen by her tits now and then takes downs her panties and his own. He moves her wings and then comes inside her. She really enjoys it. They kiss passionately at the same time. She makes sure she comes and she creams out her joy. Shem makes sure she screams so much that this could very well be the last time she experiences wild, romantic and real love. After she comes, he explosively comes inside her and he too screams out his love. They look at each other and laugh. Gwen takes him in her hand and kisses him again gently. She holds her face close to his now and whispers to him:
“Sweetie we only have an hour we got to make sure the others are ok.”
When they get out the others look very, very embarrassed. They all sit down on one destroyed Sentinel each and they all feel a bit ashamed and a slightly, slightly jealous and they wish they hadn’t heard their screams. Spidey-Woman do not know what to say but then she laughs and says:
“Good battle Frontliners and good finish Peter, I hope we die so we don’t have to hear that again”.
Nick Fury just shakes his head and thinks of Ben now without thinking of Elektra for a second:
“Ok fuck this now let’s head off we haven’t got any time to lose”.
Angel and Nick just smile and look at each other. They seem both to think: “We have had better times sweetie, haven’t we? That’s exactly what Angel says in her head and she says in her head “do you remember the P.E hall hey?” She knows Nick here hear thoughts and she knows what will happen when Nick hears. He gets embarrassed of course and turns around and pulls down his mantel even further down his waist. He talks to all of them slightly ashamed:
“Ok Frontliners we have no time to lose. Come on now let us kill some more Sentinel fuckers.”
They jump on their home-made Ben and Parker Sentinel. Gwen and Peter are there. The others hesitate a bit considering what Gwen and Peter just did there but then they jump on anyhow. The four of them probably all think fuck it is over soon anyhow. They all gathered in a ring now hugging each other on top of the Sentinel’s head, the cockpit. They look like a close football team before a final game. Nick speaks:
“If this is our final, FINAL battle make sure it will be a memorable one. It is now or never dear, dear friends. I love you Frontliners.” Spidey-Woman, Angel, Gwen and actually Fury and Parker kiss him on his cheek and then Angel kisses him. She screams out:
“Go frontliners go”.
Parker takes over the control and their now “Elektra –Ben
look- alike” Sentinel now starts flying unnaturally fast like Spider-Woman towards the very heart of Sentinel city.
THE HERO AND THE FRONTLINER -CAPTAIN STACY’S LAST BATTLE
1 HOUR TO GO
Cap talks to his fellow friendly Demon in his canoe:
“I clearly remember the days when I, Ben, Nick and Uncle Ben were fighting Demons. These were glory battles and it was fairly easy to spot ones' enemies. Now I am here with you, you all look the same but you here in my five canoes are on my side. How can I tell which one of you fight on my side he looked at his demon now friend. The Friendly and warm Demon smiled to him:
“Captain Stacy, everyone knows deep in their hearts when you have friends beside you. You have to really feel in this battle Cap really feel.”
Cap sensed the love from the Demon and for a while it felt like he was back in the police force. When he started his career he was part of a police platoon called Police X. (Read more about this in Police X 1-5) They could always sense each other even when the enemies wore similar masks and uniforms. Somehow Mr. Captain Stacy, Gwen’s dearly loved dad, felt a similar connection to his now fellow Demon. They all smiled at him from the Canoes when he sensed there love. This confused and scared Cap a bit but at the same time he felt happy. He was among friends in his perhaps Final battle. One of the Demons in the front canoe screamed out:
Before he could say anything more than that their enemies first canoe was turned into a major sea monster and it attacked the first of Cap’s kayaks. There was anything left of the canoe or our soldiers. The enemy had three more canoes/kayaks which all turned into major sea monsters. They attacked three of the friendly Demon’s canoes and wiped and killed them immediately. Five sea monster kayaks now face Cap and his final kayak. Cap puts his stick onto the bottom of the canoe and their kayak magical turns into a major snake (Dr. Strange has taught Cap magic. (Read Cap and Strange Tale 1)) which effectively takes out four enemy canoes in one movement. The last of Captain’s defenders now take off from their snake-like kayak swim into the water and attack the sea-monster kayak. It’s a bloody battle in the water between Cap’s last fighters and The Leader Demon’s last fighters. None of the demons come up to the surface again. There is one Demon left of the Enemies. The Leader himself he is strong and big as hell and looks at his final enemy Captain Stacy. Stacy stands up in his snake-like kayak and observes the Major Demon in his sea-monster Kayak.
ONE HOUR TO GO (Another battle on the Other Side which takes place in the same minute)
CLIMBERS ATTACK THE FLYING ONES
Many, many evil climbers have now spotted the Flying Ones up in the air. They stand up on a high cliff just outside the heart of Sentinel City and they shot them all down from the sky with major arrows. The Flying Ones are hit one by one straight through the hearts. Three of the Flying ones manage not to get hit in their hearts. One of them is The Leader. The three of them are on the ground and they do everything they can to hide from the poisonous and major climbing arrows. When they think they are ok they see that the arrows which have killed their friends are now turned into climbers and now face them with spears coming out from their arms. The Flying One’s Leader now to speaks to his last two comrades:
“Now my friends we turn into One”.
The Climbers with their spears are now facing one hell of a BIRD.
The climbers flee back to their Castle.
40 MINUTES TO GO
The six Frontliners can now spot the very heart of the Sentinel City the Evil Superman’s Tower. There are however quite a few Sentinels, Climbers and Demons protecting it and also giant version of Juggernaut and new evil versions of Falcon, Elektra, Reilly and Warren. More climbers are now gathered around the temple a big bird chase them there. Nick sees who the big bird is, The Leader and his small team, he smiles. Then another enemy shows up close to the gates. The King Demon he looks afraid and is somehow flying on a now small looking sea-monster. CAP turns up to the battle on his big flying snake.
The Evil One is now indoors in his castle. He is afraid now. The dice is his only power now.
Spidey and Gwen attack the Evil giant versions of Elektra and Falcon. Spidey knows Elektra's moves and Gwen stones her quickly. Gwen then face the evil Falcon. Poor sweet Falcon she thinks when she stones him.
Angel and Nick attack The Giant Version of Juggernaut. Angel knocks his feet off and Nick takes his head off with one swift move with his hand.
Nick Fury shots down five Sentinels with his very heavy shooting weapon. He shots them all in their necks. They fall down immediately.
Spider-Woman is faced by the giant evil version of Ben and Warren. She spins the web in the now evil Ben’s head and quickly rips it off.
“That one was for Ben”, she screams out.
The evil version of Warren tries to punch her in the face she takes the punch and then splits his head wide open with her bare hands.
“That one was for Warren, scumbag.”
Cap attacks the now scared looking Demon. The Sea monster Demon seems to want to vanish when Cap turns into a even bigger snake himself and eats him alive and then spit out the rest of him.
The Flying One and his two comrades who have now turned into a even bigger bird and now attack the 20 little scared looking climbers and their arrows have no chance against the force of the birds’ claws. In one swift movement their arrows now hands are chopped off.
“This is for all our dead comrades”, the "bird" screams out and in a few seconds the bird has pierced through all their hearts.
Their enemies are now slaughtered. The 6 Frontliners, Cap and The Flying One’s Leader now do everything to open Hell’s gate.
They can’t get through the gate. Fury is on top of the gate trying to hammer through with his bullets.
INSIDE THE CASTLE FEW SECONDS TO GO
“They have killed them all sweetie. But now I threw the dice five more”, he laughs and laughs.
1. Captain George Stacy dead. Cap falls to the ground. Gwen sobs but she continues with all the others to desperately attack the gate with her stone powers. Cap’s body vanishes. The other five plus the Flying One attack the gate with absolute every last power they got.
2. Elektra again…wrong dice wrong the evil laughs…
3. Spider-Woman. Die, die. She falls down to the ground. Spidey looks at her dead body in disbelief and they continue to attack the gate. Her body vanishes. The Gate is almost open now their combined strength and power is a result of this.
4.Nick Fury (Nick Fury dies instantly ) and vanishes…
GATE OPENS. They all attack!
The last diceSuperman.He DiesPRELUDE 1
1, 2 GWEN & PARKER
3,4 NICK & ANGEL
+ The Flying One’s Leader
Gwen and Parker stayed in The Other Side NOW PARADISE for good in Ben Reilly’s- Scarlet Spider’s and Gwen’s house. They always honored Ben on his day and the rest of the days they lived happily ever after.
Nick and Angel lived happily ever after in the house up in the air.
The four of them visited the other ones graves every year. But somehow they succeeded in create their own paradise even after their comrades and family's deaths. PRELUDE 2
Captain Stacy’s dad vanished one day after Cap’s death. PRELUDE 3
Lily turned hell into heaven on the whole of the Other Side and she and Nick became good friends. Gwen and Angel never clearly understood their friendshipPRELUDE 4
The adventures on The Other Side never quite reached the peak again. It was not as exciting anymore.
Thank you Frontliners, Champs, Lily and God for that.
No threats were ever there again…
Nick sat down in his chair in his flying house looking at Angel, Gwen and Peter Parker alias Spider-Man:
“FRONTLINERS WE WON.” THE END OF THE OTHER SIDE