The Punisher's battle van arrived at a desolate warehouse. Part of it's structure had been destroyed during Dormammu's demonic attack. He opened the doors before he drove on inside. After he closed the doors behind him, he flicked on a switch that completely drenched the warehouse in a thick bright light. He threw off his long black over coat when he discovered the miniature tracking device. He immediately destroyed by crushing it with his foot.
The Punisher: Crude. Nice try tin man, but I meant what I said.
He began to open up a case of machine guns when the doors behind him opened up. The distinct silhouette of RoboCop appeared in the bright beam of his raider's headlights. His clunky metal footsteps echoed throughout the warehouse. The Punisher made a break for a machine gun, but RoboCop was too fast for him.
RoboCop: Drop the weapon. I want to talk.
The Punisher: How dare you follow me here! You don't know who it is you're messing with!
RoboCop: I wasn't finished with...you. No one damages my servos and gets...away with it. *Aims his firearm at The Punisher.* Make a move...and I'll shoot you unless you talk.
The Punisher: Just who the hell do you think you are? Do you even know who you're messing with here? Do you know who I am?
RoboCop: Frank Castle. You worked for the NYPD in 1980 till 2000 when you were discharged for mental health. You had wife and two children...all are now deceased. You have extensive training in the Military during your service in the Gulf war. You are a Vigilante. Status :Street level. Your alias is called "The Punisher."
The Punisher: Well what do you know. You ran a check on me while you were on your way over here. Pretty smart, but I have no time for this. Beat it. I'm busy.
RoboCop: Negative. I am not going anywhere until I get an explanation. What were you doing there?
The Punisher: Haven't you figured it out yet? I'm on the trail of the same guy as you. It's my brand of justice that defines my means. The Sin Eater is a vile creature that took the lives of many innocent people including my girl. I was dating an innocent 29 year old. She was a smashing blond who owned a coffee shop. All she did was walk home when she was ambushed from behind by the Sin Eater's pets. They dragged her into an alley way and they....well you can guess the rest. I found her cold, naked, bloody and bruised body lying in a skip. If I had only been there sooner, she might have still been alive.
RoboCop: What was her name?
The Punisher: What does it matter?
RoboCop: It matters.
The Punisher: Her name was Tessa Dean.
RoboCop: *Searches his inbuilt SHIELD database.* I'm sorry. Killing him is not an option.
The Punisher: It is in my books. Look I understand that you're playing by the book for the Cap, but in my eyes, there is no justice for those who commit these atrocities. I've dealt with the Sin Eater in the past. He is a deluded psychopath who gains excitement off of people's fear. Mainly a woman's fear. He preys on them as if they are sport, only this time, he's doing it for money.
RoboCop: He can be brought to justice the right way. New laws...will see to it that he is given either life imprisonment or the chair.
The Punisher: That's not good enough. He needs to be taken down in front of his followers. They all need to be taken down at once.
RoboCop: We can work together?
The Punisher: *Sneers* What? Are you kidding me? You don't even kill.
RoboCop: I kill when it is necessary.
The Punisher: Is that so? Well tell me...RoboCop is it? Do you think that killing The Sin Eater is necessary?
RoboCop thought the question over. Could he really corrupt his systems and deactivate them?
RoboCop: Yes. I think it's necessary, but only when the time is right.
The Punisher: What?
RoboCop: When you kill him, you do it in a isolated area. I will not tolerate any injuries to civilians.
The Punisher: Understood. *Grabs a machine gun and cocks it.* Where do we start?
RoboCop: I thought you would tell me?
The Punisher: Okay. I know for a fact that The Sin Eater recruits younger members at hot spots throughout the city. The best places to look are the run down shopping malls. I guarantee that a member of the Sin gang is trying to recruit some youths right now.
RoboCop: *Scans* The nearest shopping precinct is three miles away in them East Village area. We will start there.
The Punisher: Alright, but I lead the way.
RoboCop: In my car.
The Punisher: Deal. I guess I better fix the damage I made to your servos. Oh and look, other thing. Nobody plays team leader here. If I see an opportunity, I'll take it.
RoboCop: *Removing his helmet* Understood.
A few hours passed bay when the Moon hung over the city. The Raider crawled along the deserted streets when they arrived at the old Shopping Mall. The place looked as if a bomb had hit it. The roof had been caved on, there was glass all over the place. The demons hit the area hard. The two men exited the raider and headed for the entrance, guns drawn. RoboCop scanned the entire complex in his heat vision mode.
RoboCop: I am detecting four individuals. All of them are armed with concealed modified Beretta M9 pistols.
Punisher: What about the kids?
RoboCop: There are three kids on the second floor. They have not spotted the Sin members yet.
Punisher: Then that's our cue.
The two men enter through the main doors when the Sin gang members spot them.
Punisher: Hey douche bags! It's past your curfew. Prepare to be punished!
Sin Gang Member: Take them out! Make him bleed!!
The Sin Gang members opened fire, but they were no match for the Punisher's assault rifle. He gunned them down by shooting at their legs. The members fell to the ground, all of which had tear streaked eyes. However, RoboCop detected another member on the floor above. He proceeded on foot to catch the fleeing suspect.
Punisher: *Taunts the weeping gang members* Oh stop crying! I thought you ladies were mean to be warriors. All I've given you are flesh wounds, but I could make it much worse unless you start spilling.
Sin Gang Member: *Cradling his blood soaked leg* What do you want from us?
Punisher: The Sin Eater! Where is he!?
Meanwhile, RoboCop made it to the first floor. He spotted the fleeing gang member as he climbed the next flight of stairs. He drew his machine pistol, aimed for the back of the assailant's leg and fired. The bullet punctured the man's leg, forcing him to fall back down the stairs. He hit the ground on his thud, banging his head. He was completely immobile as he watched the metal avenger tower over him.
RoboCop: *Grabbing the man by the scruff of the neck.* You know where he is. I suggest you talk?
Sin Gang Member: I...I don't know what you're talking about man.
RoboCop: You were fleeing to report this to The Sin Eater. Where is he!? Where does...he operate!?
Sin Gang Member: He...He never stays in one place. He keeps moving. It's how he stays one step...of the cops. Please make the bleeding stop.
RoboCop: You lie!
Sin Gang Member: It's the truth I swear!
Punisher: *makes up to the same floor* He's telling the truth Tin Man. The punks downstairs have said the same thing. I say we zip them and get out of here.
RoboCop: Agreed. *Throws the perp up against the wall* We will have to rethink over our plans.
Punisher: why do I get the impression that that's all we're going to do?
Meanwhile, in the safety of an old motor van, The Sin Eater hid in the comfort of the shadows. He spent the past few hours watching his men rally over the recruiters via hidden CCTV cameras. He was impressed with the progress that his followers had made, until he spotted both RoboCop and The Punisher on the camera feed. A growl appeared under his mask as he fast forwarded the tape. The rest of the footage showed the action that went down along with the interrogations.
The Sin Eater: *Slouching in his chair* So these punks think they have what it takes to bring me down? This city is still at my mercy and it always will be. If they want to take me down so bad then I say good luck to them. The Sin Eater will eat them alive!
To Be Continued