Lacuna Lynx fell into his bed after a particularly hard mission. He may
had just saved the world, again. Lynx felt exhausted but this was a good
kind of exhaustion. Normally he was haunted by nightmares. Past
battlefields, horrific experiences, fears of the future to come and the
likes. Lynx saw too many way too often. His only cure for a peaceful
sleep was to engross himself in work, only resting when his body was at
its limits. It wasn't a healthy practice, Lynx knew it. But that was his
only way to maintain his personal peace.
It only took a few moments and Lynx fell into deep slumber... " ! "
Lynx woke up, finding himself in full mission gear in a completely
unfamiliar scene. He found himself in a world of fire and brimstone
with the only safe zone seemingly being the metal platform Lynx stood
on. Although 'safe' was a relative word because on closer examination
this platform was found atop a thin brimstone cliff with only four heavy
chains offering some extra support. Things didn't look too bright for
Lynx. By reflex he turned on the Codec to ask his superior.
[ RING-RING! RING-RING!
LYNX: Colonel! Where the hell am I!?
COLONEL: ... Well, from the looks of it, Lynx, you are in Hell.
LYNX: Like I buy that superstitious stuff! Is this the interior of an active volcano? Come on!
COLONEL: I don't know! We've lost your GPS signal. Wherever you are it isn't on Earth. Any guesses?
LYNX: Nope. I just suddenly woke up here. It's like somebody used magic or something...
that moment Lynx got a new idea. He called the frequency of Natalia
Kaminski, magus hunter and FOX's resident expert on supernatural.
NATALIA: You called?
LYNX: Natalia, what's going on?
NATALIA: You seem to be transfered to another dimension, Lynx.
LYNX: Great. So how did I end here? Last time I remember I was about to sleep...!
NATALIA: Exactly. You are in dream world!
LYNX: Dream world? This!? No thanks, I'd rather stick with my nightmares.
NATALIA: *chuckles* The world of dreams reflects one's conscious. It can take up any shape.
LYNX: So why does it look like an arena out of hell!?
NATALIA: Maybe you should ask that man over there. Be careful! I sense powerful demonic aura emanating from him!
stood up and looked at the man in front of him. He wore armor above his
casual clothes and his facial features were hidden under a white hood.
His arsenal seemed to be composed of a pair of pistols and swords. Like
Natalia said, the man had an eerie dangerous aura about him. Lynx was
better to be careful!
Suddenly Lynx observed a red glow as a pair of blades were summoned to the man's wrists out of thin air.
Before Lynx realized the man already leaped high into the air.
Thought Lynx. He wouldn't get any chance to relax.
the other hand the opponent seemed way too confident in his skills.
Trying to drop his weight to immobilize Lynx for a killing blow? Way too
Lynx stepped out of his opponent's reach and at the same time he dropped a smoke grenade.
Following the confusion Lynx jumped back while grabbing his silenced Beretta M9.
momentarily in the air he aims with the pistol and pulls the trigger
three times, shooting 3 tranquilizer darts in order to neutralize his