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NfS Hot Pursuit: The end...Need for Speed: Hot Pursuit
The end of the beginning
A short story by Pedro Macedo
The following events take place after NfS: Most Wanted and NfS: Carbon, continuing the history of the player's character in those games. This also takes place after NfS: Undercover.
The sun is about to touch the skyline in Downtown Palmont City. The light of the sunset fills the room in shades of red as a man is peacefully watching television. All of a sudden, the tranquility of an ending day is interrupted by the ring of the cellphone.
- Hi, Nikki. How
- There's not much time, so listen to me. Nikki's tone left no doubt something serious was happening You have to run away. Pack everything you need and come meet me at the parking lot in the University.
- Wait, what's wrong?
- Okay, I'm on it.
As he gets up from the couch, thoughts begin to race at full speed in his mind. A little disoriented, he looks around, trying to think where to start.
Twenty-three years before the crippling of Crown Prince James III
He was fourteen and she was probably aged about the same, give or take a few years. It had been an hour since he'd met her.
He hated her already.
She scowled behind him and likely shared the sentiment as they scampered up the hillside in a desperate attempt to escape the roaring mob that seemed to be growing perpetually larger and coming ever-closer. Gabriel would have liked to say that it was all her fault he was in this situation, though it was his careless nicking ofwhat was it? A chicken that started the first old woman running, but how was he supposed to know that she'd stumble and fall and everyone else would think he'd assaulted her?
He hadn't. He'd taken the chicken, snapped its neck and run, because he hadn't eaten meat in weeks and he was starting to feel the affects on his already weak limbs.
This is what happens, he thought. This is what happens when you live like th
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