Last time, we left things off with the Pilot at the mercy of the Mega Monster Master. Let's pick things up right there.
"Well, you're right" the Pilot says, "I have come a long way. But I haven't come alone."
"Alright Nurse, take out that Eye Goo!" The Pilot orders.
Sound waves pulse from the mech's chest as the Nurse activates the frequency that disables the Eye Goo bodies. The Master's Eye Goo was safe hidden away in his lair, but now bombarded with sound, the Eye Goo's gelatinous body ripples and dissolves into a pile of slime.
The Pilot and the Nurse may now be trapped in the Mega Monster Master's lair, but the Master is trapped as well.
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Behind the large stone door that guards the entrance to the island's underground, two monsters react to a rumbling, pounding sound coming from the other side.
The Medic and the Grenadier have finally infiltrated the island's underground.
* * *
The monsters below are easily picked off by the Sniper's Mega rifle.
* * *
"I sent them away" Rook says, "when we came across an elite Mega Monster. They should be back at the beach".
"Then let's round them up. Things are going to get really hot here, really quickly."
* * *
The Pilot falls...
* * *
In the winding tunnels beneath the surface of the island, the Grenadier and the Medic take down all who stand in their way.
"You expect us to just lead you straight to our exulted maker? You must be joking!" Podmus exclaims.
Podmus hesitates, then relents, "Very well, we will take you to the Master..."
* * *
"How did you..." Rook starts.
"What? Oh, him?" the Sniper looks back at the giant monster, "Yeah, he's pretty big. A headshot's still a headshot though."
Rook and the Blaster stand in silence.
"Where are the others?" the Sniper asks.
"They went underground, after the Mega Monster Master." the Blaster says.
"Alright. Rook, I saw your squad back at the beach. Let's regroup with them and wait for the others to contact us". The Sniper starts to head off into the jungle on foot.
"What are you talking about?"
"What?" Rook exclaims.
"We're going to destroy the island." the Sniper says. "There are monsters here that can read minds. We needed to be able to get our mechs to key points around the island without them being the target of every monster here. If the majority of us don't what our real endgame is, the monsters won't either. By the time they figure that out, it'll be too late.
"Each of the Mega mechs here, and that Cyberbike we brought with us, are ready to detonate at the Pilot's command. We need to get to the beach and prepare to evacuate. It won't be long now."
* * *
"Your leader has fallen. The battle is lost. Why bother resistAAARRGH!" the Bloody Watcher had started to gloat...
The Nurse stares straight into the Bloody Watcher's eye as he fires another optic blast into her.
* * *
"Look, there's something coming out of the jungle!"
"Prepare to evacuate!" Rook orders.
* * *
The explosion rocks the lab, and when the dust clears no one is left standing.
"Sniper here, we hear you Medic."
"Sniper. The Grenadier is dead. Our mechs are compromised and the Pilot and Nurse are trapped at the heart of the island. We can't escape..."
"...Roger that... Has the Pilot given the command?"
"I... I don't think so. He could have been killed as well..."
* * *
"Too late? Maybe you should take a closer look at the situation!" the Pilot replies.
"YeeeeaaaAAAAARGH!!!" the Bloody Watcher wails as the Pilot drives his Mega cutter's into the monster's eye.
"What is this? What is so amusing to you!?"
"What are you blubbering about!?"
"... Trust me, it's hilarious... A dragon goes into a bar, and he says, 'Leader Mech, initiate sequence 131231. Password: FIREWORKS.'"
"WHAT!?" the Master bellows.
"Are you ready for the punchline?" the Pilot smiles.
The chamber suddenly fills with a blinding bright light, followed by an explosion that obliterates everything in the room.
Throughout the island, the same blinding light precedes the same massive destruction.
Far off in the distance, heading farther away with every second, some of the people in the escaping aircraft look back at the giant mushroom cloud behind them, and the island that used to be there.
* * *
* * *
"Fate brought us together before, and it may one day bring us together again. Until that day comes..."
"Well, now what" Chopper asks. "What do Mega Monster Fighters do when there are no more Mega Monsters".
"We destroyed their island, but it's a big world out there." Rook says. "We do what we do best."
* * *
"This is it boys, the day we've been waiting for. You ready?" Blaster asks.
SPRINTER. BULLSEYE. COVER-FIRE.
And that's it! AMAMOTM is in the bag! Sure, things didn't always show up on time, but I finished it! It's done. I doubt I'll ever do something like this again either. It was fun, but it got to the point where I felt like I couldn't do the blog posts I wanted to because I had to finish the next instalment of AMAMOTM.
Still, that doesn't mean I didn't enjoy myself, and hopefully you enjoyed yourselves too. What started as a random story I was doing just for the sake of doing it became something I actually put a lot of effort into (even if it doesn't show). Now I'm looking forward to going back to my regular ol' toy spotlights.
Before I fully close up shop on AMAMOTM though, I want to look at two figures: With army men toys, you never know what you're going to come across. They've been around for years and I'm sure they'll be around for years to come. And out of all the different kinds of lost toys you come across on the ground, little green army men are probably found. Like this guy.
I found this army man in a parking lot near Walmart, and he's obviously been run over. A bunch of times. I knew when I saw him that I'd have to pick him up and use him as some kind of Mega Monster's victim. He had to wait till the last instalment, but I got him in there. The other army man next to him shows what he's supposed to look like.
Then there's this guy. Lots of army men toys can be found with production flaws. Some are missing parts, others just don't look very detailed. This guy has this... thing on his head. But for some reason, I can't bring myself to cut it off. It's just so weird. I figured I would use it as part of some strange storyline, but it never happened. He still made it into AMAMOTM as a guy in the crowd at the memorial near the end, even if you only see his arm. But he's in there! He's towards the back.
Alright. This is by now probably the longest blog post I've ever done. What else is left to say besides thanks for coming along for the ride that is AMAMOTM!
Everything else up till now: