Renegade hears a beeping on his Pip-Boy 3000, and he checked it
Renegade: Sorry, Willow… but I gotta get back in the story. Thanks for finding my sword.
he leaves the Grotto and the Pub, and heads back into the story
Renegade opens his eyes slowly, and looks around.
Renegade: Ah… f*ck… what happened?
he stands up, and realizes he has Eradication in his hands
Renegade: Where… where am I?
the area is bright, unlike the dull, gloomy scene of Purgatory
?: You are in the Chamber of Nightmares, Renegade…
he looks around for the source of the voice, but sees no one
Renegade: What? Who are you!?
Conquest: You do not remember your gods? Conquest speaking here…
Renegade: Wait… why is it so bright here?
Conquest: When you defeat your fear… you will exit Purgatory back into the mortal realm. From there, you may traverse freely back to where you are headed using the Volumes.
Renegade: That’s it?
no response, Renegade nods
Renegade: I might as well read up on the rest of the Volumes for this…
he pulls out the remaining three Volumes. Volume #6: Paralysis. Volume #7: Supernova. Volume #8: Shooting Star. He begins to read Paralysis
a beam of red light appears in his hand, radiating vibrantly. As it does, however, something appears from the horizon, slowly lumbering closer…
Renegade: No… no no no no no!
The green tower comes closer, over ten times the size of Renegade
Renegade: F*CK! Get the f*ck back, Skippy!
The figure stares him down, looking down on him. Renegade stands absolutely still, paralyzed by fear. It turns around, surprisingly, and heads into the water. Renegade stares as it does, and breathes heavily. He looks in his hand at Paralysis, and readies it
Renegade: All right then… OK… I can do this… I can do this… I can’t do this!
the beast submerges into the water, and begins to stir it. He speaks in a loud and deep voice
Skippy: Good… it should be ready soon… correct, Renegade?
Renegade: What? How can you speak!?
Skippy: It matters not… all that natters is you becoming my next nest…
Renegade: What… WHAT THE F*CK!?
terrified, Renegade tosses Paralysis at Skippy, who quickly submerges yet again
Skippy quickly resurfaces, and continues stirring the water calmly, ignoring Renegade
Skippy: Do be patient and wait… this process takes awhile.
Renegade: That’ll be the day!
Renegade continues to toss Paralysis at Skippy, who submerges. This time, however, he doesn’t come back up
Renegade: Where the hell is he…?
silence… Renegade frantically looks around
Renegade: WHERE ARE YOU!?
small bubbles float up… Renegade readies Paralysis
suddenly, the water bursts up high into the air, and Skippy rises from the depths, directly in front of Renegade.
Skippy: You done goofed…
Skippy slams his arm down onto the rock Renegade is standing on, crushing it and sending Renegade into the deep
Skippy stares down Renegade again, and roars loudly
Renegade: You’re a LOT bigger underwater…
obviously frightened by Skippy’s sheer size
Skippy: Don’t worry… my spawn shall fit in your carcass.
he reaches his arms slowly for Renegade
Renegade: Back off!
he uses Paralysis again, and strikes Skippy successfully. Skippy’s body goes limp, and he stops moving
Renegade: Huh… wasn’t as bad as I thought it would be…
he swims out of the water, and onto the shore, breathing deeply
Renegade: Why hasn’t anything happened yet, then?
suddenly, more bubbles rise, and Renegade turns around slowly
Renegade: No… no… THAT’S NOT POSSIBLE!!!
Skippy slowly rises again
Skippy: Fool… you only used Paralysis… do you not know what it means?
Renegade grits his teeth, and draws his katana