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Through blind eyes...


The scene opens up looking out of a windshield of a vehicle facing the the sunset. There are tall mountains coming up and that is where this vehicle is heading. The setting sun behind the mountains gives a eerie hazy orange tint to the sky, we see that in the Passenger seat sits Erik Black. His eyes are focused on the mountains ahead as he sits there wondering why they are going here...The driver is Jaymz, and like Erik he sits there as his own mind wonders what in the hell is exactly going on. The begin to get up into the mountains, or as fast as they could possibly go on the main road before it veered you back off and through a small town...Jaymz slowed the Tahoe down and exited onto a dirt path, it was rough between the ledges but it was the only way to get higher...They worked their way up the south side of the mountain, it was one of the small ones but it was the best one to see the town from...This was an old Ranger path, it was a look out spot...They drove on past it and came to a curve, the path widened and gave way to more solid ground rather than the chunks of rocks... They came around the side of the curve was a flat spot there covered in grass, kind of like a small valley, the mountains continued to go up on each side so it was a well-hidden place if you were on ground level. There was a red helicopter sitting in the center of this small place and standing next to it was a man in a suit with his hands in his pockets. They drive a little closer and we see that its Zaslaw. Erik:"Well holy Shit, how come we never get to ride in that thing?" Jaymz just shook his head in wonder as they drove a little closer, he parked the Tahoe and they both got out.

Erik: Now how come we had to drive all the way up here and you got to fly? ..Have you seen how this guy drives?

..It wasn't that bad...

Zaslaw: Get lost or something Jaymz, I wanted y'all to be here twenty minutes ago.

Don't give me shit. We had to drive through all this and you came in that..Have some patience.

Erik:...So you wanted us to come all the way up here just to see if we could make it on time?

Zaslaw: No, Erik thats not it...Did you see the town coming over here?

Erik:Yeah, we saw it..

I have a job for you two. There is a man who lives in that town and he needs to be taken care of. ...Its old personal business. Ive had this man watched over the past few years...He knows that something is coming...He just doesn't know when and where...

So, whats this all about

Zaslaw: Well, Its a long story....

Zaslaw recalls the time...The year was 1980, It was a bright afternoon on the coast of California. The downtown street was busy, cars went went by in non-stop fashion up and down the streets..The sidewalks were crowded with people, but two people stood out. They were two younger men, both wearing blue suits..One with black hair, one with blond. The man with the black hair, Zaslaw, had a cigarette in the corner of his mouth. He took the last drag and exhaled it through his nose. He flicked the butt into the street as the other man pointed towards as small cafe sitting on the corner of Roush and 36th. The sign on the roof said "Ralphs" and had a picture of a short fat man with a big smile on his face. The two men walked inside, the cafe was filled with people and a dull roar filled the room. The clanging of silverware on plates was heard scattered throughout the small place. Zaslaw led the way to a table towards the back. There were two other men sitting at a table off in the corner. They caught eye of Zaslaw and Brian, looked them over carefully to see if there was any threat. They made their way to the table, shook hands with both of the men and sat down. These two men were a little older than Zaslaw and Brian, both wore black suits and looked very professional. They sat there eating their sandwiches and chips not saying a word to the men who had come and seen them. The waitress had come over at that point and asked them what they would like. Neither of them wanted any food, Brian ordered a cup of coffee and Zaslaw ordered a Coke. She took their order and walked off. Still, the two other men sat there eating never saying a word to the men..Moments later the waitress brought back the cup of coffee and the Coke in the glass bottle. One of the men looked up at the waitress, shook his empty water glass and she refilled it for him even though it looked as if she just wanted to ignore him and let him get his own damn water.

She walked off and finally one of the men started to speak. He told Zaslaw and Brian that they had the cargo in a truck just around the corner and that they needed to take it over to Oregon and it needed to be there in three days, tops. Brian wanted to discuss the issue of how much they were going to be paid and the two men looked at him cautiously. Zaslaw never took his eyes off of the other men as they spoke, but kicked his friend in the leg in a motion to keep his mouth shut. Zaslaw began to talk to the men about their financial situations. Zaslaw was very cool, very persuasive, and very convincing. The two men became to calm down and it was obvious that they had a little more trust in this man than they did the other. The two men opened up a little and told them that they would be paid well for their business if done correctly. Zaslaw as able to get the men to tell him who was sending them for this shipment and who it was going to...We could tell by the look on his face that he wasn't thrilled where they were going with the cargo...Casually he asked what they were taking it. There had never been any problem before with Zaslaw and Brian delivering, they were always open with them on what the cargo was...But this time was different. They skirted around the issue and tried to avoid it any way possible. Zaslaw didn't like what he was hearing, so he came right out and told them that they were not going to be transporting any drugs. The two men closed down and neither of them were real social and willing to give information after that. Zaslaw and Brian were told that they HAD to take this shipment, and Brian didn't take that real well. He leaned over the table, got into the face of one of the men..Told him that he was not his boss, that the cant order him around.

Zaslaw tried to pull him back but things got more heated as the other men stood up and raised their voices. People were now starting to look and Zaslaw was the only one that remained calm...Brian swung at one of the men, Zaslaw tried to pull him back but he was a large man, much bigger than Zaslaw ever was. The other people near the table jumped back as they saw the large man go over the top and attack the two men in black suits..He hit the same man again, knocking him out cold. The other man pulled a gun out of his pocket and instantly almost everyone in the cafe jumped out of their chairs and headed for the door..The cafe was filled with screams as the man had the gun pointed at Brains head...There was hate in Brains eyes, it was as clear as the day itself. He lunged at the man, and at that same moment the man pulled the trigger and all his momentum ended there as the back of his head exploded spilling crimson blood all over the floor. The man looked down at the body, remembered Zaslaw and looked back up..All he saw was something shiny. Zaslaw took the glass Coke bottle by the neck and swung it at the mans head..The bottle broke in his face, blood shot from his left eye and he screamed. He held the gun straight out and fired several shots..Zaslaw hit the ground as the shots went off, hitting several people still trying to get out of the cafe. The man held his hand over this wounded eye and headed for the back door..He threw the door open and ran out. Zaslaw looked up, saw the cook on the phone to the police..The cook didn't see Zaslaw, he looked over next to him at a table that had fallen over in all of the commotion and saw a knife on the floor. He picked it up, raised it over his head and sunk it deep into the unconscious man that Brain had gotten ahold of. He then got up and ran out of the restaurant. He ran around the corner and into the alley, went two blocks and came to a large truck. The keys were in hidden but he knew where they were. He went to the back and opened the door, the inside of the truck was stacked in crates...He found a cro-bar and began to pry some of the wood loose...He threw the foam out of the top of the box and looked underneath. The crates were filled with bags of white powder. He was right, it was drugs.


Zaslaw: His name is Justin Riley. That town is crawling with his people, hes still paranoid that I'm going to walk in there and finish him off...They would take me out a hundred yards away before I got there. So you to are going to go in there...Just drive into town, go about a mile down..you can find it from there...And you'll know him when you see him...He killed a good man, he knows that I haven't forgot...I trust you two to get the job done...

Erik: So you say this guy as a little older than you? ...damn, well your kinda old soo..

Zaslaw: old? Why you guys always given me shit?

Erik: Hey look, Theres Crazy J!

Zaslaw: WHAT!? WHERE!?

Erik: Hahaha..naw, Just messin with ya

You should have seen your face, that was great...

Zaslaw: Yeah, I'm headed back right now...I can only imagine what hes going to want when I get back...

Well, were out of here

Erik: Yeah we'll get this done, and we'll let you know...

Zaslaw heads back to the helicopter as Jaymz and Erik head back to the Tahoe as the TV feed fades off....

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The TV feed comes back on after a few seconds, their back in the Tahoe and the small town on the south side of the mountain is just coming up around the next hill


Erik:You know, were out here in the middle of nowhere..and he says its crawling with this guys people...Bunch of old farmers with shotguns is what I'm thinkin...

Yeah and it doesn't look like your to far off either, this place aint much....

They came over the hill and headed into the town. It was an old town as the sides of the buildings showed their age...There came to the first intersection and hit a red light...There were only a few cars in the street, most of the people did took care of their daily business on foot since most of them lived so close. The light turned green and they drove on down...Both of them looking, searching the streets knowing that they were getting close. None of the people seemed to pay them any attention as they drove on the 25mph road. Erik: "Right there." He pointed to a sign on the right hand side of the road. Zaslaw was right, it was easy to spot. There was an old sign on the building that said "Riley's used auto parts." Jaymz pulled the Tahoe over to the opposite side of the street and staying a little way back..There were three men standing on the porch, two of them had uniform shirts on on with name tags...The man in the middle was Riley. He was a tall man and he was extremely fat, he wore a stained up white shirt and his gut hung out from under it...but it was his right eye that stood out. The eye that Zaslaw had hit with the Coke bottle. He had the eye stitched shut, he didn't even bother to wear a patch. ...He was talking to the two men, pointed something out to them and they headed towards the back of the store...He looked over at the Tahoe and Jaymz knew...He knew that man knew who they were. That one eye met Jaymz' and everything had just changed. He turned around and went inside the door closing it behind him.

Erik: So...what should we do here.

Fuck it, I say we just walk in there.

Erik: Well, ...If thats what you want to do.

They get out of the Tahoe, cross the street and walk down the sidewalk. A few people looked at them as they passed, they got to Riley's building, saw a bunch of old junk cars out back, but not the two guys. The windows in the front of the building were covered from the inside, they walked past and stood at the door for a moment. Erik opened the door, Jaymz stepped inside with Erik quickly behind. They got inside and stopped in their tracks. There were four men and Riley inside. Two of the men had guns, the other two stood behind the, ready to fight in they had to. And there was Riley, he was sitting behind and old desk with greasy car parts strung all over the place with a grin on his face. Erik clinched his fists, he was ready for a fight....Rielys grin instantly disappeared when Jaymz' eyes went cloudy, then to a shade of blue..then to pitch black. The strange tattoos that covered his body seemed to move slightly. There was hate in Riley's one eye, he got up from the chair and waddled over to his men...

Riley: So, this is Erik Black and Jaymz, huh? ...Did you really think that you two could come in here and try something? Who does Zaslaw think that he is? After all these years he still seeks a little revenge. He just cant put things behind him can he? ...Erik, why are you so tense? Don't even think of attempting to come after me, you'll be dead before you take one step.

Jaymz takes a step forward and the two men both point their guns at him

Riley: I told you not to move freak!! I swear I'll shoot you myself you big bastard. I don't know what you think that you are, or what weird shit your in to but if you take one more step, ...its over.

An evil grin crossed Jaymz face...He didn't take another step, but he held his arms outstretched looking directly at the two men who had the guns. Everyone, even Erik, started looking around the room as it seemed the heat just increased by twenty degresse....Jaymz lowered his arms, pointed at both of the men..then crossed his arms so he could point at each man with the same hand....Both men fell to their knees...drops of blood came from their eyes....Their jaws fell open, they each took their guns and stuck them in each others mouths...Riely stood behind them screaming for them to stop, not understanding what was going on. At the exact same moment both men pulled the triggers and left a tangled crimson mess on either side of the room..No more than half a second after the shots rang out Erik shot like a bullet towards the men..Riely jumped back as Erik attacked the two men. He kicked one man in the face sending him over Riley's desk; he grabbed a screw driver off of the counter then ducked a swung by the man, got up spun around behind him and slammed it into his ear..The mans body shook in convulsions while his eyes rolled into the back of his head as he died. The other man jumped up from behind the counter but Jaymz was there to grab him and throw him across the room..He flew into the cardboard that covered the windows knocking it loose and sending glass everywhere...Erik turned around at the noise and kicked the guy in the gut as he tried to get up...Jaymz picked the man up by his hair, took him over to the window and plunged his neck down into a shard of glass still stuck in the frame..The glass snapped off as the dead weight was too much sending his lifeless body to the floor. Riley stood in the back of the store in shock. The two men advanced on him, he was trapped and he had no place to go. He fell into the corner, he began to sweat and get scared.

Riley: T-t-tell him I'm sorry...I'l d-do anything he wants....

Erik: He wants you to pay your dues and thats all there is to it.

Maybe you should have made better decisions in the past Mr. Riley. ....Because you are paying for them now

Jaymz pulled out a large knife from inside of his jacket..He slammed his foot in the neck of Riley. His head hit with a hard thump, he tired to scream but couldn't get a whole lot out. Jaymz handed the knife to Erik, his eyes got wide and an instant smile appeared on his face...Erik advanced towards Riley, he started to scream a little louder as he saw what was going on..Erik got down close to him, stuck the edge of the knife around his eye and slowly stuck it in...Blood trickled down his cheek as he kicked and tried to get away...Erik went all the way around the eye, popped it out and stuck on the end of the knife. Riley continued to scream as much as he could with Jaymz' foot on his neck. Jaymz let him go, he crawled around the room screaming, not knowing exactly what was doing...Jaymz slowly walked behind the man, grabbed him by the shirt and pulled him of the floor. He held him up face to face, Jaymz uttered one word in a whisper to the man, "silence." His screams stopped, his mouth went slack and the red crimson blood turned black and slid off his face...Jaymz threw the carcass across the room...Erik was already going though the desk, looking for anything that might explain how Reily knew who they were. In the top drawer on the left side, there they were. Pictures..pictures of Zaslaw, Erik, J, Darkness, Jaymz, the house, their cars..everything. Riley had been selling information to Clawz...Erik showed the pictures to Jaymz as they walked out of the building and back to the Tahoe...There were several people outside looking at them wondering what in the hell had just happened in there. They started their long drive back....

Erik: Damn..this was some weird day. ..I'll just be glad to get back in the ring in a few days...Were gonna win those Tag Team belts. Theres nothing Blackheart and Shane Bright can do about it. ...I guess that Shane will never give up.

Hes an Idiot. Hell yeah were gonna win those belts, theres nobody here that can take them away from us either...

Erik: Yeah, we set the bar in this match. We get to show the world what Zero Tolerance can do when we get a little gold...We'll set the standard high...Hey Jaymz, pull over here for a minute. I'm hungry, lets go in here and get somethin to eat...

Yeah, I'll be in there in a second, I'm right behind ya....Look around you NEW, RWW all of you guys. Look at what is happening to this place...Most of you are blind to the facts, most of you choose not to see what is happening to this place...All I hear about is the RWW taking over, wanting to take out the New Era. Thats fine, we'll let you two groups go after it, keep a close eye on each other and leave us to the side. ...No longer will you be able to do that after this week. No longer will you be able to ignore us and act like we don't exist. This week we claim the Titles in all of the matches that we have. I feel sorry for the opponents of Crazy J this week, they have no idea of what they are getting their selfs into this week...I don't think that these people have ever truly stepped into a ring with an actual crazy man. ...There is no telling which Crazy J will show up....Will it be the calm J? Will the be the violent Crazy J?...Sedated? ...Naw, I don't it on that last one. This is the week that Zero Tolerance rises to the top, this is the week in which we claim what is ours. There is no stopping us at Gold Rush and then the whole world cannot put Zero Tolerance on the back burner and act as if we don't exist. You will see that we are the best, that we belong at the top and we will NOT be denied. This week, the best damn Tag Team this place has ever seen will claim the belts for Zero Tolerance...Our opponents seem to be not too concerned with the match...There is the Black heart guy, and I'm not going to lie...I don't know much about this man...Ive never really paid attention to his past promos because hes simply just not in our playing field...He cant compare to us, its that easy.

I don't blame him for not showing his face around here this week...Hell, if I had to go up against two certain members of Zero Tolerance, I might just not show my face either...Its called a Tag Team match for a reason..The word "team" has a meaning. You have to be able to work as one to win this match...and to me, it doesn't look like Shane and Black heart can do that. ....Even if they did, there is no way they could beat us...Zero Tolerance is home to the best tag team in the business...We bring everything to the table between the two of us. We bring force, quickness, power, strength, competence, intelligence, ring presence, endurance, the ability to work as a team...We know each others strengths and weaknesses...Erik and I have had out bouts in the past, we know how each other reacts to certain things in the ring...I know what hurts him and he knows what hurts me, and that all comes from expierence...We were lucky enough to have had those fights, because now in the long run it works to our advantage. Black heart, Shane..we work as a unit, you have to break both of us to bring us down....Look at what you have accomplished so far Bright...Nothing. There isn't a way that you can beat Zero Tolerance, so step on up for your third try and see what happens. Don't expect a different result, you will only be fooling yourself if that thought crosses your mind. I know that you blame this and you blame that on the losses that you had at the hands of Zero Tolerance but the fact is you lost. I have never seen a man whine and cry about how he lost a match as much as you do. Its never anything that you opponent did right, it was something that they did wrong and took advantage of you.

I Don't know how you can even process some of these thoughts in your mind, they just don't even make any sense. Do you and Black heart just think that you can walk into the ring and take us out that easy? Do you think that we are nothing but an easy victory? ...I want you to think those things, that way when we do get into the ring Erik and I will be happy to put you back into reality and show you that you will still have no wins over any member of Zero Tolerance, but only three losses to us. It wont matter how we beat you, even if one of us took you out with a good move, got you pinned for the three count..there would still be you crying next week about how you got screwed and Zero Tolerance cheated and shit like that...I see that your Partner Black heart still hasn't shown up. Where is he Bright? I see that you have the balls to come out here and actually show us that you will be in that ring...You came out here and, well..you showed us that you care a little about this match. you need to be more focused and spend less time with that Madison girl. If I came over there and snapped her neck, would that make you a little more focused? If I was there, took a knife and ripped her torso open, spilled her intestines all over the floor..would you be a little more focused then? ,...Or would you sit back and cry, cry over this little bitch. Cry because there was nothing that you could possibly do to save her. Cry because she was just another victim of Zero Tolerance. You would prolly put that funeral on TV as part of the promo just so people could have a pity party for you. I do some strange things, but that would be a little tasteless. You think that people care about you?

Do you think that people actually care what you have to say? No Bright, they don't. They know that you cant beat Zero Tolerance, know that you are a failure and your word is no good. You see that man in the building in front of me..you know, the one motioning for me to come in...Yeah, Erik Black. That is my partner, part of the different combination of Zero Tolerance members that you continue to try and beat....Only to fail again...Look at us Bright, Blackheart...I want you to see your new Tag Team Title holders. We will bring it back home to Zero Tolerance where it belongs. For you two, you only get to sit back and watch as Zero Tolerance takes this place over...There is nothing that you can do about it, its inevitable, its going to happen. We came here for a reason, and we don't fail....Remember that you two, remember that when we get into that ring...We don't fail.

...Your punishment is near....

...and once it hits Zer0 its too later


Jaymz turns the Tahoe off, steps out the driver door and heads into the restaurant as the scene fades to black.