For years, Victor Lawrence had posed as the CEO of a company known as Helix Institute. While in public the company posed as an entity whose goal was the betterment of humanity and its CEO donned the guise of a philanthropist, they were little more than a collective of people dabbling in drug trade in order to support their experiments. Helix corporation was focused on human enhancement, and while that might seem noble, their methods were far from it.
Helix made a unison with the crime groups that populated the city and much of the human trafficking these groups got involved with had a lot to do with Helix. Helix took these people the crime groups brought and experimented on them, naturally against their will. Lawrence in exchange provided the different groups with the drugs they trafficked. Thus Helix stood as a pinnacle of everything Bethany was fighting.
However, conventional methods were not going to cut it for this, Helix and its CEO were protected by corrupt officials. Thus any public claim she made as Bethany would be denied and possibly put her in jeopardy. She would more than likely not have the government's support, after all the experiments Helix produced were more than likely tied to government support. Why? Simple, Helix was working with things that could enhance a human being, things that could in order words be used to create the perfect super soldiers. Thus, any government would be interested in this, despite the public claims to the contrary.
Nevertheless, Bethany decided to investigate this and see if she could bring down Victor Lawrence. For weeks she stalked Victor and Helix, learning any possible ways to apprehend him. She gathered enough intel to publicly accuse him, but to do so, she would need to do it in a grounds where the government itself could not interfere. Her plan was to capture him in his office and then bring him to the united nations. There the government itself would not be able to protect him from the other nationalities. Any interest in getting his work would be put to a stop, after all no nation was to admit in front of the world that they want to create a super soldier army unless said nation is ready to be under fire.
For weeks she prepared for a night where she would capture him, this was that night.
Nocturne planned it all out. After weeks of stalking, she new the patterns she had to follow. She knew where the guards would be and the routes she would pick to reach the top. And so she did.
Everything was goings smoothly. She silenced the guards whenever she had the opportunity, disabled the security cameras at the right moment and moved through ducts and vents. All in all, Nocturne had been a ghost in the building. In a matter of minutes she reached Lawrence's office, again it seemed like everything was going smoothly, too smoothly.
Nocturne disable the door's security system and barged through it. Lawrence was sitting in his desk, apparently writing something in his computer when the heroine barged in. Before he could even react she had already pounce on him.
She grabbed him by the neck and slammed him against the wall, yet Victor remained calm.
"Good evening, my lady. What seems to bring our champion of justice into my humble establishment?" Victor began to talk in calm tone unchanged by his current predicament.
"You know quite well, why I am here? I know what you been up to and I am going to give you what's coming to you" Nocturne seemed angry that he treated her with indifference.
"Well I am quite guilty of admiring your curvaceous body, but I don't think you can do anything about it," Victor grinned, "Unless, by giving me what I deserve, you mean that you will get on all fours and put on a show"
She slapped him and then her grip got stronger.
"You know what I am talking, you son of a bitch! I know what you been really working at with Helix and the united nations is going to hear about it." Nocturne shot back.
Victor laughed, annoying Nocturne even further.
"I don't think you will be doing that, you see my friends here say otherwise..."
"What friends?" Nocturne asked.
"Girls!" Victor shouted.
Nocturne looked back and much to her surprise, they were no longer alone. Behind them a team of 5 women had formed. These women were clad in black stealth armor, and seemed to portrait the embodiment of human physical perfection. Their eyes were pretty peculiar as they seemed to give off a peculiar glow, that wasn't all, oddly enough their face showed signs of human augmentation.
"Nocturne, meet five lovely ladies that disagree with you, the Deadly Araneaes!" Victor laughed, "On the far right corner we have mother Russia's lovely Karakurt, next to her we have Egypt's dark skinned beauty, Solifugae. On the left corner we have America's darling Micrathena and next to her is our European beauty Latrodectus. Finally in the middle we have Japan's exotic Jorō-gumo."
Nocturne stood silent, analyzing the five women in front of her. She had not seeing anything in her investigations about them, therefore she was unprepared for any sort of conflict. Victor pushed Nocturne aside, who made no attempt to grab him again.
"These ladies you see here, are the pinnacle of my work. They represent the human perfection! Look at them, each is the prime representation of what her people can become! But right now.....right now......they are your worst nightmare!" Victor laughed once more.
He went back to his chair and sat calmly.
"Ladies if you would be so kind, capture the intruder. I want to play with her." Victor commanded and the women obeyed.
Nocturne was outnumbered and with the disadvantage of fighting super humans. The five women move closer to Nocturne, she didn't had much option. Either she fight and lose or try to find an escape. She chose the latter.
Nocturne threw one of her smoke pellets and with quick thinking jumped through the window. She shoot glided down to a rooftop and began to frantically run. The Araneaes began to gave chase to Nocturne, they jumped through the window as well, and with their enhancements they made their way to the rooftop as well. Nocturne continued running while the five women began to shoot at her.
She jumped through rooftops, her heart beating faster with each step. The Araneaes were on to her and she needed to find a solution to her problem, fast. Karakurt jumped and landed in front of Nocturne, the latter didn't stop however, she dodged her incoming attacks and made a run for it. Nocturne descended from the rooftop and hid in a nearby abandoned factory.
The Araneaes surrounded the place and began to search for Nocturne. They had been given implants that allowed to see through walls, so unless Nocturne came up with something, she would be discovered pretty soon. She tried the trick she had performed earlier and surrounded the place with smoke pellets. Somehow it seemed that the smoke affected their visors. Nocturne would have to rely on this if she wanted to stay hidden. The women kept patrolling the place, a direct contact would prove fatal. That said, one of Nocturne's greatest talents is her ability to improvise.
As strong as these ladies were, they still were humans and as such, she could defeat them. Nocturne used her surroundings, she noticed a nearby sledgehammer. She picked it up and hid. Micrathena was coming for her, so Nocturne took to the shadows and awaited. When Micrathena left her guard down, she struck her with the sledgehammer in the back of the head, rendering her unconscious. The others didn't noticed, so Nocturne quickly restrained her and hid her just to make sure she didn't pose a threat in the future.
Nocturne shot smoke pellets once more, to distract the remaining 4. Her next victim was Karakurt. This one had strayed too far from the others, however she seemed much stronger than Micrathena. Nocturne launched off to the ceiling and glided down, hitting Karakurt in the back. Even though these women were augmented, they still shared most of the same weaknesses than any other human. Therefore Nocturne quickly applied pressure to her neck and made a move that rendered her unconscious. She then did the same with Karakurt, hiding her away and neutralizing her.
However Nocturne had ran out of smoke pellets, so therefore her tactics would not work with the remaining three. She quietly made her way out and took to the rooftops before the Araneaes even noticed.
She began her frantic run through the rooftops once more, but as she ran she stumbled with a dark figure standing in front of her. Before she fell, the strange figure picked her up by the hand.
"Ahh so you are the famous Nocturne, charmed!" the mysterious figure said, now making itself more clear. The voiced belonged to a man.
"Are you another one of those chasing me?" Nocturne seemed worried.
"Ah no, lass. I have no intention of apprehending such a beautiful flower!" He kissed her hand.
The man was cloaked in a black and red, hooded robe. However he seemed to be prepare for any occasion, given the great plethora of tools he seemed to have in the chest and not to mention, he had body armor. His facial features could not be seen given that his hood covered most of it.
"Flattering, but who exactly are you?" Nocturne pondered, standing now on her own.
"I go by many names, but you my lady, may know me as Hawke." Hawke explained himself.
"Well Hawke as nice as it is to meet you, I am curious, why are you here?" Nocturne asked.
"Miss Nocturne, I represent an order that seeks to protect others. I am partly here, because my order has gathered interest in meeting you, you have powerful allies." Hawke explained, "And also, we heard talk of something weird going down here, so I am here investigating"
"Well Hawke, don't look now, but that weird thing you mentioned is coming at us!" Nocturne pointed as two of the remaining Araneaes launched at them.
"Ahh we have company! I been itching for a fight!" Hawke exclaimed.
This time a fight was out of the question. Nocturne had no other option, but at least she had back up. Solifugae attacked Nocturne while Latrodectus attacked Hawke. Nocturne dodged most of her attacks, but was unable to land an attack herself. The fight was quickly becoming exhausting, she had to find a way to bring her down, otherwise she would lose out of exhaustion. Meanwhile Hawke was handling his own with Latrodectus, she was very fast, however Hawke was skilled. He managed to hit her on multiple occasions using the vast arsenal of gadgets he had at his disposal. On the other end, Nocturne managed to put Solifugae in a submission hold, she was bringing her down, however Solifugae retaliated with pushing Nocturne against the wall.
Hawke was there however and he managed to hit Solifugae, giving Nocturne a chance to escape. Latrodectus was about to hit Hawke, but Nocturne intercepted, saving Hawke. The two heroes teamed up and with a winning combination, the Araneaes proved no match. Not long after, both women were tied down and secured.
"So Helix is working on human augmentation, interesting. It seems to be a popular trend nowadays..." Hawke paused, "This isn't the first time I have dealt with augmented super soldiers."
"Then this is far worse than I imagined," Nocturne contemplated, "With the continued increase in hostilities around the world, every nation is going to try to get their very own super soldier team"
"Thus creating another race much like the nuclear race of the Cold War." Hawke paused once more, "By the way you said there were two more that you captured, right? I like to take these ladies under custody, my order would like to have the chance to see what we are dealing with"
"Yeah, they are down in the nearby abandoned factory," Nocturne moved closer to Hawke, "Here I'll mark it down"
"But you said that there was another one as well, so that means one is still free." Hawke said.
"Wow you are quite perceptive, Hawke!" Nocturne teased him.
"World's greatest detective material?" Hawke shot back smirking.
"Maybe, though you might need to be a bit more serious!" Nocturne laughed.
"Well in any case I am going to take these four into custody, here is my link in case we need to communicate" Hawke paused once again, "And be very careful, if you encounter the remaining one, send a distress signal and I'll be there!"
"Thanks!" Nocturne smiled.
With that Hawke left and Nocturne stood alone in the rooftop. She stood there for a few minutes trying to catch her breath and think about everything that transpired, and just when she was about to leave, Jorō-gumo jumped from a nearby rooftop and stood in front of Nocturne. Nocturne took a battle stance.
"My sisters might have failed, but I took the opportunity they gave me to finish the job." The Araneae spoke with a cold tone, she was pointing a gun at Nocturne, but seeing that her opponent was unarmed she decided to sheath her weapon and fight honorably.
Jorō-gumo was unlike any other Araneae, there was no denying that she was the best one. The battle began with Nocturne trying to dodge her attacks which proved ineffective as Jorō-gumo's speed was unmatched, thus landing her hits regardless. Nocturne tried to change her strategy and go on the offensive, which again proved ineffective as Jorō-gumo's speed meant that she could dodge most of it and hit Nocturne instead. Nocturne was running out of ideas, she needed to find a way to put her enemy down for good, but all attempts had been impossible.
She tried to flee and gain a vantage point, but this also proved ineffective as a weary Nocturne's attempt of running was put cut down by a speedy Jorō-gumo. Jorō-gumo grabbed Nocturne by the neck trying to make her submit.
"Give up, your struggle is pointless, you are my prey." Jorō-gumo continued talking in her cold tone.
As much as she wanted to continue fighting, her body betrayed her and Nocturne fell prey to Jorō-gumo's power. Jorō-gumo threw the defeated Nocturne to the ground. Nocturne kept panting as she was unable to move, meanwhile Jorō-gumo began to tied down the defeated heroine.
"What are you doing!? NO! Please stop!! Nooooo!" Nocturne screamed as she was tied down.
"You were defeated, you are now under my control" Jorō-gumo's seemed to change to a more perverse one. She seemed to be enjoying the idea of owning the defeated Nocturne.
Not long after, Nocturne was completely tied down and in a very strange manner. Jorō-gumo had made sure that her prey would not be able to escaped by hog tying her, but she had also made sure to tied down her body in a way that it passed through all of Nocturne's delicate parts. And to conclude she blinded her eyes and gagged her, she then grabbed the tied Nocturne and left. Nocturne feared that she would be brought back to Victor Lawrence and forced to do horrible things, but Jorō-gumo seemed to have other plans.
Jorō-gumo took the bends off Nocturne's eyes once they have arrived at their final destination. Nocturne quickly tried to gather the details of where she was, but she had no clue. She was in a small room that had no paint and whose furniture consisted of a twin bed, in which she was resting, a chair and an end table. She didn't have much time to think as Jorō-gumo pulled the rope, making it rub the fabric of Nocturne's costume against her womanhood.
"Mhgmgggmghgg" Nocturne was gagged unable to express herself.
"My conquest, you are my conquest. Not Mr. Lawrence's, you are mine. I have never felt this thrill" Jorō-gumo's tone seemed twisted, "This thrill of having my prey right were I want to, being able to do whatever I want to it!"
Jorō-gumo began to fondle Nocturne's breast and while at it, she made sure that the rope kept torturing Nocturne's womanhood.
"MGHCNCVBDHS!" Nocturne kept muttering to no avail.
"You are my hunt. My toy. I earned you. Not Mr. Lawrence. Mine, mine, mine!" Jorō-gumo kept talking like a lunatic.
She began to rub Nocturne in her womanhood, making sure that both the fabric of her costume and the rope, torture the defeated heroine. Nocturne was completely helpless to all of this. Jorō-gumo then began to unzip her costume, preparing her for what was to come, but just when it all seemed over for Nocturne, the door came crashing down and Hawke stood there. He hit Jorō-gumo who had been distracted by being focused on her "prey". The two had a quick fight of sorts, but Jorō-gumo for once was at the disadvantage. Hawke, managed to overpower her, but when it seemed like he could have a fighting chance, the smart Jorō-gumo decided to flee the battle. She look at Nocturne and said:
"I'll be back for you, my prey! Don't forget, you now belong to me, be on your toes, I will always stalk you!" With that Jorō-gumo jumped through a small window and disappeared.
Hawke quickly untied Nocturne. Though he didn't resist making some jokes about it, much to Nocturne's dismay.
"Thanks, but how exactly did you managed to find me?" Nocturne wondered.
"Well after you sent the signal, I tried to get back to the rooftop as fast as I could, but by the time I got there you were gone. So I tracked down the signal and found you here, tied like a Christmas present, doing that bondage thing you girls seem to be into!" Hawke smirked.
"Hey! I am not into that sort of thing, it was done against my will!" Nocturne pouted.
"Whatever makes you sleep at night, princess" Hawke kept smirking!
"Uggggh! But anyway, thanks for helping me out, it means a lot," Nocturne moved closer to him and placed one of her hands in his shoulder, "When the time comes, I'll be there for you as well!" Nocturne smiled.
"I'll hold on to that promise!" Hawke looked at her and smiled, his smile being the only facial feature that could be seen. Nevertheless it was a pretty one.
Nocturne looked back at the window and realized she now had another major threat roaming the streets, hunting her down. But at least she now also had a good ally to even the game.