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Total Blackout – PIERRE MARCHAIS - DAY 4 (part 1)

PIERRE MARCHAIS - DAY 4 (part 1)

The trader had never felt as powerful as when he had gone to equip himself at the Army Museum in the Hôtel des Invalides. Anyone who wanted to rob him immediately gave up upon seeing that he was armed with a long curved cavalry saber. After all, easy targets were plentiful in Paris. It wasn't like in the United States where people didn't carry firearms around! The only ones currently armed were the law enforcement, hunters, and criminals. They weren't the most numerous, thankfully for those thugs increasingly worried about their near future.

Law enforcement was currently busy restoring order in certain areas, criminals were seeking revenge and taking over territories, and hunters were mostly in the countryside.

It had still happened that people tried to take his weapons, and each time he had come out unscathed, which was not the case for the other parties. A good saber strike could cause quite impressive damage. One of these individuals had deeply gashed leg and another had practically lost a hand! And no one dared to reproach him for anything.

It seemed to be the law of the jungle now…<

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Pierre Marchais felt like a soldier of Napoleon, he only lacked a nice uniform and a horse. The idea of getting a horse had taken root in his mind, and it was now clear to him that electricity would not be coming back anytime soon. He had come to this conclusion upon seeing the proud National Guards mounted on their splendid creatures around the Élysée Palace.

Indeed, there were only a few means of transportation left: his legs, of course, his bike although there were inconveniences when one was a bit loaded (which was his case since after returning to his apartment, he had put all his provisions and useful belongings in a rolling cart), his rollerblades had the same problem (and he couldn't see himself fighting with those on his feet), a kick scooter although it wasn't very impressive, or a mount. The last option was clearly the most interesting. The question remained where to find a horse and equipment.

Logically, he wouldn't find anything in historic Paris unless he wanted to take on the army, which couldn't be a good idea.

From what he had seen, the military were particularly tense, enough to use their firearms at the first opportunity. So he had to venture further to find an equestrian center, the nearest to him being the one in La Villette, close to the City of Science and the Zénith of Paris. It was a fairly recent club since its foundation dated back to the late 70s, but quite renowned.

Vincent Cabot, alias Vince, his former rival in his former company, was enrolled in this club and went there regularly to practice with his precious mare: Perle. He had often boasted about competing with her and winning some prizes. It was one of his favorite topics along with his conquests, his investments, and his travels.

Just as he was on his way to this club, he came face to face with the detestable Vince. Seeing him in such a sorry state made Pierre want to burst out laughing. Indeed, while he was well-shaved, he didn't look proud in his white shirt covered in sweat. There was even a place where it was torn, a sign that he hadn't had a pleasant time. He also had a nice black eye on his left eye and a split lip. More importantly, he seemed to be carrying a lot of things in his backpack, which seemed to be made for hiking.

As soon as Vince saw him, he rushed towards him as if he were the Messiah. He grabbed him by both shoulders, tears in his eyes, too happy to see someone he knew and who could help him.

Chapter end

Catalogue
NATHAN BELCOMBE - DAY 1
PIERRE MARCHAIS - DAY 1 (part 1)
KARIMA ALI - DAY 1 (part 1)
STEPHANIE LEMOINE - DAY 1 (part 1)
PIERRE MARCHAIS - DAY 1 (part 2)
PIERRE MARCHAIS - DAY 1 (part 3)
KARIMA ALI - DAY 1 (part 2)
STEPHANIE LEMOINE - DAY 1 (part 2)
STEPHANIE LEMOINE - DAY 2 (part 1)
PIERRE MARCHAIS - DAY 2 (part 1)
PIERRE MARCHAIS - DAY 2 (part 2)
KARIMA ALI - DAY 2
STEPHANIE LEMOINE - DAY 2 (part 2)
PIERRE MARCHAIS - DAY 3 (part 1)
PIERRE MARCHAIS - DAY 3 (part 2)
KARIMA ALI - DAY 3
STEPHANIE LEMOINE - DAY 3
STEPHANIE LEMOINE - DAY 4 (part 1)
PIERRE MARCHAIS - DAY 4 (part 1)
STEPHANIE LEMOINE - DAY 4 (part 2)
PIERRE MARCHAIS - DAY 4 (part 2)
KARIMA ALI - DAY 4
KARIMA ALI - DAY 5
STEPHANIE LEMOINE - DAY 5 (part 1)
PIERRE MARCHAIS - DAY 5
STEPHANIE LEMOINE - DAY 5 (part 2)
PIERRE MARCHAIS - DAY 9 to 17 (part 1)
PIERRE MARCHAIS - DAY 9 to 17 (part 2)
PIERRE MARCHAIS - DAY 9 to 17 (part 3)
KARIMA ALI - DAY 18 (part 1)
KARIMA ALI - DAY 18 (part 2)
KARIMA ALI - DAY 18 (part 3)
KARIMA ALI - DAY 18 (part 4)
STEPHANIE LEMOINE - DAY 21 (part 1)
STEPHANIE LEMOINE - DAY 21 (part 2)
STEPHANIE LEMOINE - DAY 21 (part 3)
PIERRE MARCHAIS - DAY 22
KARIMA ALI - DAY 22 (part 1)
KARIMA ALI - DAY 22 (part 2)
PIERRE MARCHAIS - DAY 31
STEPHANIE LEMOINE - DAY 68
KARIMA ALI - DAY 88
PIERRE MARCHAIS - DAY 94
STEPHANIE LEMOINE - DAY 124
PIERRE MARCHAIS - DAY 153 (part 1)
PIERRE MARCHAIS - DAY 153 (part 2)
AMIN SAIDI - DAY 155
AMIN SAIDI - DAY 157 to 164
KARIMA ALI - DAY 169
PIERRE MARCHAIS - DAY 188
STEPHANIE LEMOINE - DAY 195
KARIMA ALI - DAY 216
STEPHANIE LEMOINE - DAY 232
PIERRE MARCHAIS - DAY 245 (part 1)
KARIMA ALI - DAY 245
PIERRE MARCHAIS - DAY 245 and 246
STEPHANIE LEMOINE - DAY 246
KARIMA ALI - DAY 253
STEPHANIE LEMOINE - DAY 253
PIERRE MARCHAIS - DAY 259
KARIMA ALI - DAY 262
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