Qayid Aljaysh Juyub

Nightfall in Wasteland (merged)

A nocturnal rendezvous at the rubbish dump

Cursing, Jean Scarroneye crushed the fat rat as it tried to crawl up his leg.

"Bloody bastard!"

Disgusted, the rubbish driver, who at least in terms of character traits and girth bore some resemblance to his latest victim, tossed the dead animal onto one of the numerous rubbish heaps at the edge of the stinking dump. Well, given the dilapidated dump, the mutant specimen of the local fauna, which unfortunately perished in a lethal encounter with its distant relative, was not much of a surprise.

Groaning, the frail Jean, weighing 160 kg, heaved himself into the cockpit of the less than beguiling smelling rubbish truck. However, the cleaning employee did not register the foul stench, as his own smell and years of habituation had desensitised his face's own enormous sniffing organ.

Mmh, actually the new trainee should have turned up by now. Jean grunted discontentedly like a boar with digestive problems, the stupid chick was going to mess up his whole schedule. Well, at least he could treat himself to a quick nose.

Our disposal specialist had just unpacked his pocket mirror and formed his lines with a razor blade when it banged violently against the passenger door. Damn, his treat almost landed on the dirty floor in shock! For want of a twisted 100-Dollares note, he quickly licked up the high-energy white powder and hurriedly stowed away the coke equipment.

After Scarroneye reluctantly opened the door, he was presented with a surprising sight. The new slut looked nowhere near as fucked up as the tarts with whom he had previously had the dishonour of a professional relationship. The young professional also seemed quite young to him - probably in her twenties.

"Maria M. Bluetooth?"

The woman-understanding Jean's voice sounded coarse and slightly shrill.

"You're late."

"Exactly! Who else would I be? But the meeting point was at the north entrance of the landfill, I had to look for you first!"

Damn, the bitch was right, maybe the pre-service shot wasn't such a good idea after all. When he stared at the girl, she actually looked pretty horny and seemed quite confident. Probably the little whore would pretend to fight back!

The experienced instructor enjoyed it when things got a little more brutal during the intimate get-to-know-you session after the tour!

Tender Jean made an inviting gesture and literally undressed his trainee with his eyes, finally grinning greasily.

"No problem, no master has fallen from the sky yet. You can make up for your mistake later. You look really hot, you'll surely think of something! But for now we're going to the Smrow Central Hospital for our first job. There you can meet the rest of the crew, Scarface and One-Eye. By the way, my name is Jean Scarroneye and I run this all. You can call me Boss!"

Without any response, the object of desire boarded the dirty rubbish truck and sat down next to the littered prince charming.

"Uh, Boss Jean Scarroneye, I don't see any seat belts here?"

Without comment, the coarse Don Juan started his shabby dirty truck.

The rubbish truck ride to the central hospital initially passed in an oppressive silence, interrupted only by the rattle of the decrepit engine and the squeal of the worn tyres. The cunning Scarroneye braked abruptly several times, hoping that the cheeky trainee would experience an unpleasant collision with the windscreen. The dull stench of rubbish hung heavy in the air, mixing with the damp haze of the autumn night. In addition, the extreme inherent smell of the junky driver did the rest to create a special ambience and make the littered journey an unforgettable experience.

"Can I ask you something personal?"

Maria replied with a shrug of her shoulders.

"Do you actually like older men with big dicks? I mean, you young things don't see it so closely."

Trainee Maria M. looked at her less than gallant admirer, whose fat face bore witness to a malicious satisfaction, completely expressionless and refrained from any retort. However, this did not prevent the verbally eroticising rubbish man from continuing to pour out his vulgar wisdom about his female passenger in a greasy, greedy voice.

Although the trainee reacted with complete disinterest as the journey continued and looked bored out of the side window, our sensitive Don Juan remained true to his nature. The toxic anti-Casanova could not refrain from harassing Maria with his crude and sexist remarks. Misinterpreting his trainee's reaction, he finally made an offer in a hoarse voice to stop immediately followed by sexual intercourse in the rubbish truck, expecting a positive reaction, of course.

"Tell me, Boss Scarroneye," Maria M. asked in a cool and distant voice, "what are the working conditions like for a body disposal specialist and professional killer like you?"

"Uh what? Uh...."

Scarroneye was caught off guard by her unexpected question and searched for words. His macho facade crumbled for a moment as he tried to mentally grasp the nature of her request. Also, his unimpressive privates, which had reared up mightily by his modest standards after all the profanity and all the unwarranted hopes of the customary 60-second coitus, collapsed miserably. Our bedraggled Casanova emotionally resembled a mutt in heat over which a bucket of ice water had been emptied. He had never met anyone so unimpressed by his crude advances.

What a fucking bitch! But okay, after the job he would show this frigid slut!

"Well, um, it's a dirty job, if you know what I mean," he muttered as his confidence dwindled and he struggled to maintain his composure. "Long hours, grim sights and occasional encounters with danger. But there's mighty dough if you've got the stomach for it."

Maria's graceful features showed no emotion as she continued her embarrassing questioning.

"And what does it take to be a successful hitman? Are there any special skills or qualities that one should possess?"

Scarroneye, still off his masculine mental balance, struggled like hell to regain his composure. He had not expected to have such an unusual conversation with someone he regarded merely as a horny fuck rack. So the little wise declarer stammered away like a teutonic foreign policy disasters in an executive capacity, searching for words that could reach the unexpected intellect of the questioner.

"Well, um, you need...uh...crass...uh...thick balls...uh...I mean, nerves of steel, quick reflexes and the ability to adapt," he finally managed to say, his voice devoid of its usual hubris.

Maria M. replied with a discreet superiority in her voice: "I understand. It takes more than brute force and empty macho airs, doesn't it? To excel in such a profession, one must have intelligence, adaptability and a deep understanding of human nature."

Scarroneye's eyes widened in surprise and expressed some confusion. He could not understand how a woman could dare to challenge his ideas of what it meant to be a professional killer. His sexist and simplistic worldview crumbled before his eyes like anti-business laws of incompetent economic ministers.

"So, Maria," asked our mouthy light torpedo in the manner of a reprimanded primary school pupil, "are you really determined to go the way of a contract killer?"

The trainee in the lethal services sector replied in a completely relaxed manner and without pulling a face: "Let's just say, Boss Jean Scarroneye, that my ambitions go far beyond your restrictive, cognitive abilities."

The words hung in the air and carried a weight that weighed as heavily on the filthy macho king's self-confidence as the globe on Atlas' shoulders. Our murderous representative of patriarchal excesses had not quite grasped the meaning of the words uttered, but even his limited intellect made him realise that they were probably not so much flattery

That smart-ass little bitch! How he looked forward to how the cunt would collapse when it came to the crunch.

Scarroneye's toxic masculinity just limited his thinking to a one-dimensional perspective. So our special kind of rubbish driver remained silent, emotionally vacillating between wounded vanity and confusion. The incarnation of annihilated male dominance then also limited himself to merely interacting with his nemesis with uncertain and insinuating glances during the rest of the journey. Maria M. was little impressed by this and preferred not to pay any attention to her self-appointed boss.

Finally they reached the hospital, where Scarface and One-Eye were already waiting for them.

***

Visiting Dr Strankenfein de Worms

Arriving at the squalid back entrance of Smrow Hospital, Maria and Scarroneye stepped out of the less than sweet-smelling rubbish truck. However, the particular scent was far outweighed by the pungent breath of the back hell-gate of the place of action medical mischief that wafted towards them. The mix of human excrement and a subtle smell of decay stung their nostrils. To the disappointment of the hardened waste disposal expert, who despite a certain desensitisation could only keep his dinner down with difficulty, the trainee did not throw up, on the contrary, she seemed completely unimpressed.

Exasperated and struggling not to emit the fat pork knuckle he was eating for dinner, he nodded curtly to his two subordinates. Scarface and the One-Eye, two figures whose physical presence normally caused a certain discomfort that could well manifest itself in unrestrained screaming fits in more sensitive minds, returned his greeting in kind.

Why didn't the bitch throw up now and not even make a face?

"May I introduce: Today we are honoured by the presence of the princess of rubbish, Maria Bluetooth! The little one actually wants to get into our job!"

Scarroneye's mocking tone dripped with condescension.

"Boss Scarroneye, you uncrowned king of all filthy bins, I find it quite amusing how your attempts to be funny fail so miserably. However, perhaps now is the time to stop wasting time and finally get the job done?"

Maria's answer, whose voice did not express the slightest emotion, caught the top rubbish collector completely off guard, so that he was stunned for a moment and could not come up with a retort.

Scarface, his ruined visage contorted into a malicious grin, let out a cackling laugh.

"Oh, Scarroneye, it seems your words have failed you. Looks like the little trash girl knows how to put you in your place."

Meanwhile, the one-eye watched Maria intently with its single piercing eye that seemed to penetrate the soul. Without saying a single word, the monovisual observer conveyed a silent judgement filled with a mixture of curiosity and suspicion.

In a fit of frustrated masculinity, Scarroneye, his wounded pride oozing from every pore, barked orders at those present in a harsh, grating tone.

"This is the end of the line, we are not in a negro school here! Bluetooth and One-Eye are now disposing of the hospital waste, including the body bags with their contents, but pronto, if you don't mind my asking. Scarface, our clown with the short life expectancy, stays here for now for further orders. Come on!"

Secretly, the macho king, deeply wounded in his manly honour, hoped that the recalcitrant intern would collapse in the face of the disgusting assignment.

Without comment, the one-eye nodded to Maria and slowly went on its way. Much to the disappointment of the angry executive, she followed her monovisual colleague, completely relaxed, without paying any attention to the infernal smell of human decay or the funny flickering lights that cast eerie shadows on the weathered hospital walls.

"Fuck, bloody bitch! I'm warning you, scarface, don't grin so impertinently. To business: Dr. Strankenfein from surgery has struck again. He still has to pay a lot of money for his villa in Tuscany and was probably particularly hard-working this time. So now you're off to Igor Ogrinski, the Russian giant, and collect the bonus for special services. If you try to cheat me, I'll dispose of you along with the other cadavers."

"All roger, boss!"

With a vicious grin that would have made even a professional killer nervous on his ruined face, Scarface sauntered away, his footsteps echoing with a perverse single-mindedness.

Still filled with unholy rage, Scarroneye hoisted himself into his one true friend, the trusty rubbish truck, and enjoyed his comforting joint laced with noble meth.

Meanwhile, Maria M. and the one-eye approached the hospital's rubbish dump side by side, while their olfactory organs were penetrated by a growing crescendo of infernal smells. The rubbish containers overflowing with hospital waste, human organs and limbs were not a very pleasant sight either, especially as some of the deceased had probably been brutally stuffed in there for cost reasons and many a damaged head stared at the onlooker from lifeless eyes. Even the daringly stacked, partly unlocked body bags with their somehow happier contents did not really help to brighten up the gloomy atmosphere.

Maria, seemingly unaffected by the morbid reality unfolding before her, broke the silence with a question that expressed nothing but cold curiosity.

"That's a lot of dead people. Who are they all and is there actually a premium because of the quantity?"

The trainee's cyclops-like companion began to feel a kind of admiration regarding his companion's callousness, but also found it rather strange for a novice. The one-eyed man gave Maria a penetrating look and became convinced that there was much more to this woman than a pretty façade. Perhaps he would find out more if he confronted her with the weight of the dark truth.

"These corpses, my dear, are castaways, abandoned by the laws of men. Lost ones, forgotten by the world, whose innermost being has been sacrificed on the altar of profit and whom the ferryman will ferry to the world of shadows with due reward!"

Unimpressed by the gravity of one-eye's revelation, Maria M. reacted with an icy composure, as if she were only a spectator in this dark theatre of existence.

"Your style reminds me of Poe. So am I right in thinking that the dead are people without relatives or anyone who cares about their fate and whose organs have been sold off to the highest bidders? However, I also think that some of them died due to malpractice and that their remains are now being inconspicuously disappeared. I think I understand the premium thing."

Briefly, Polyphem's brother nodded at her, both intrigued and unsettled by her coolness in the face of the horrors that were unfolding.

"Now, my littered poet, let's get to work! Here catch!"

With a brutal movement, Maria pulled the severed head of an old man out of a container and threw it to her monovisual comrade, who caught it deftly.

"For a one-eyed man, you have good reflexes! I'll remember that!"

One-eye realised that the action was apparently not a macabre joke and a glimmer of appreciation crept into his single, visual link to the outside world.

Methodically, the rubbish-making pair went about their task, and the rhythm of their movements betrayed nothing of their gruesome work.

In the depths of their work, the scene became increasingly surreal. The pale glow of the moon cast long shadows on the piles of discarded limbs and lifeless figures, lending an otherworldly air to their grim task. The silence was broken only by the scraping of flesh against the cold metal of the rubbish truck, a dissonant symphony of horror.

As they laboured, there was a sense of desolation in the air, as if the weight of countless lost lives was upon them. Their actions seemed but a futile attempt to bring order to a world that had sunk forever into darkness and decay.

***

Economic issues

His hand down his trousers and almost devoutly studying his cheap porno booklet, Scarroneye flinched violently when Scarface abruptly yanked open the door to his questionable love nest, rudely interrupting his passionate machinations inside the rubbish truck.

"Damn bastard, I should dump you in the trash compactor right now!"

"Sorry to interrupt you playing with your only friend, but Dr. Strankenfein was paying quite a bit, 'because the incessant organ removal far exceeded the specified amount of hospital waste' - as Igor put it in his interleaved way. Well, I then helped Ogrinski a bit with the culling of now penniless patients, so it took a bit longer!"

Grinning insinuatingly, our special kind of money messenger handed his boss a fat envelope. The prevented onanist's mood brightened abruptly and a contentedly greedy smile spread across his fat face as he snatched at the envelope like a shark at a bloody prey. Motivated by money-driven joy, the superior trash executive counted the financial blessings.

"Cool, isn't it, bossy?"

Scarface's disfigured facial expression expressed a certain satisfaction with much room for interpretation, while the amusement in his dissonant voice was unmistakable.

"Listen, Hackface, if just one cent is missing, you will be gone. Don't forget that I know Strankenfein personally and supplied him with endless cadavers at his castle back then for his experiments as a service specialist in excavation!"

"Wouldn't dream of it, boss."

Cunningly, Scarface pondered the bonus that the Russian giant had patronisingly slipped him after he had performed euthanasia on the aforementioned patients.

"All right then! Now go see what the bitch and the one-eyed moron are up to. The slowpokes should have finished their work by now!"

"Sure, I will bossy!"

Scarface intercepted the two eager rubbish collectors on their way back with their last haul. So far, Maria and the One-Eye had carried out their gruesome work without hesitation or disgust. Like two shadows in the darkness, they create the remnants of human misery into the rubbish truck, each body a silent witness to a broken existence. Shortly before Scarface arrived for the memorable business meeting with his bustling executive, the disposal specialists had left for their final tour.

"Hola, you one-eyed bandit! You and the princess, have you made it soon? Scarroneye is getting impatient!"

The monovisual bandolero, laden with two body bags, gave his disfigured comrade a cool look, while the intern stood impassively behind him with a shopping bag from a large discounter full of corpse parts.

"These are the last ones. While you're there, you can take that one!"

Before Scarface could react, the One-Eye had already placed a body bag in front of him.

"That's your job! I'm just here to check!"

„Take it!“

The disfigured controller knew from experience that not complying with one of the few instructions given by his cyclopean colleague could have quite a negative effect on one's health.

"Well, for the sake of peace!"

Groaning heavily, Scarface picked up the lifeless body and set off with his colleagues.

When the trio finally reached their destination, their burden was quickly deposited. Unimpressed by the sickening sound of corpses being crushed by the trash compactor, they finally reported to their boss, who greeted them with a satisfied grunt in the manner of his trunk-armed relatives.

"Okay, it's bloody time! But what can you expect when a chick wants to do men's work?"

"She was quick and efficient!"

Scarroneye was momentarily tongue-tied at the one-eye's objection.

The bitch must have made quite an impression on the one-eyed bastard, probably through sexual advances. It was better not to mess with the son of a bitch over such a small thing.

"Er, um, all right. Enough with the jabbering, our next job awaits. Now it's off to the whorehouse to clean up. So let's go!"

Shortly after these wise words, the merry disposal squad set off for their next assignment.

The rattling roar of the decrepit rubbish truck echoed through the ramshackle streets lined with dilapidated tenements. The destination of the illustrious troupe was the 'Borderline Swallow', a luxurious establishment for intimate physical contact.

Scarroneye, still deeply wounded in his manly honour as a macho king, tried to assert his dominance over Maria to prove himself as an alpha male. At first incredulous, but then delighted, the bedraggled leading trash executive spotted a lone cargo cyclist pedalling laboriously.

Obviously a forced recruit from some delivery service or some poor sod who has to cycle off in the middle of the night to reach his underpaid job. Well, not everyone could afford the forced e-mobility. This was the opportunity to prove to this frigid cunt who was the master here!

Without hesitation, Jean, the philosopher from the depths of the rubbish heaps, headed for the cyclist, his eyes sparkling with sadistic delight. The sound of metal on flesh echoed through the air as the cyclist was mercilessly struck down and his body cruelly crushed by the truck's wide tyres. The murderous rubbish driver's crooked grin reflected his satisfaction, for he believed that such senseless brutality would have an intimidating effect on the recalcitrant trainee. To top it off, the driving artist stepped hard on the brakes and gave his female passenger a supposed look of masculine superiority, which, however, rather resembled that of a drunken gorilla by all means.

"It makes you feel like a man, baby! A man's gotta do what a man's gotta do!"

"What nonsense and economically pointless. Boss Scarroneye, you should consider that we are not being paid for this killing and that, for example, the tyres have worn out as a result."

The subtle hint of supposed mockery in Maria's voice almost drove the dethroned monarch of toxic masculinity mad. Only with difficulty did he restrain himself from falling upon this ice-cold bitch.

One-eye and Scarface, who clung tightly to the running boards at the rear of the rubbish truck in the face of their leader's wayward driving style, registered the demise of the biking packhorse with cool composure. This was nothing new for them, because their boss liked to kill for pleasure, especially when it was completely risk-free for him.

"Hackface and One-Eye, clear this shit away now and let's get on with it! But a little snappy, you bastards!"

Scarroneye, momentarily taken aback by Maria's casual response, struggled to regain his composure. Anger and frustration clouded his eyes as he tried to save face, shouting his instructions through the open truck window to his co-workers in the back standing room, his voice dripping with world-weariness and malice.

Without comment, the rubbish collectors fulfilled their boss' request, which was polite by his standards, and then hurriedly returned to their usual positions, as their garbage-collecting superior did not wait to restart the engine until his subordinates had completed their work.

Together, the quartet continued on their way towards the brothel, a cloud of darkness in tow.

***

Cleaning up the brothel

Gasping like a tuberculosis-stricken elephant, our rubbish truck of horror approached the place of dubious pleasure destination in the most notorious part of the local red light district.

"Damn, it's the snowman himself!"

Scarroneye's comment, made in a slightly trembling voice, referred to a splendidly dressed titan of a man who stood smoking a cigarillo in front of the entrance to the noble brothel, obviously guarded by a pack of bodyguards and uniformed policemen.

"Snowman?"

Regardless of his passenger's question, the garbage-collecting corpse disposer stepped hard on the brakes.

"My ass, even a woman like you should know that. The long fop is Pablo Barcose, called 'El Supremo' or the 'Snowman'. He's the boss of bosses! Compared to him, our boss, Don Vito, is just a little light. Even Aldhar Beju, the Caliph of Kembleford, or Negjür Demaya, the ultra-brutal enforcer of the Putinian devils, are afraid of him. The guy is arrogant as hell and as hard-nosed as he is crazy. The hack-face and the one-eyed son of a bitch already know the score, but to you I say this urgently: no matter what happens, keep your mouth shut and let me do the talking! One wrong word and we're dead!"

"Boss Scarroneye, then why don't you negotiate with Barcose alone and we'll wait by the truck?"

"That's what 'El Supremo' considers disrespect and we'd end up as toppings on his frozen pizzas at Shiddl's. You just stay with the other two spastis and do nothing!"

The tension in the air was palpable as their fates became intertwined in this sordid affair. Cautiously, the illustrious quartet approached the absolute ruler of the underworldly lowlands. Scarroneye noticed to his surprise that Pablo Barcose seemed rather nervous.

Were the guy's hands shaking now?

Normally, the snowman radiated mafia-like gravitas and an arrogance that could well be compared to Roman Caesars. Apart from that, the tyrannical emperor of crime rivalled the madness of Nero or Caligula. With his eyes downcast, Jean, the self-proclaimed man among men, stepped forward to lead the conversation.

"El Supremo, as commanded, we are here to serve your dark glory. How can we be of service to you today?" asked Scarroneye with a mixture of submissiveness and underlying panic.

Barcose cast a disdainful glance at his garbage-disposing lackey and pursed his mouth slightly in derision. "Well, at last you knuckleheads are here. You've done a good job so far, keep it up, because failures, as we all know, go to hell very quickly. Come to think of it, that's not too bad either, because compared to me, the devil is a wimp."

Faithful Jean gave him a slimy submissive smile. "Oh, don't worry, Capo di Capi. We're professionals. When it comes to disposing of unwanted witnesses and corpses, we're the best in the business. So, what may we do for Your Grace today?"

Maria M. and One-Eye stood silently beside their now so humble boss, while Scarface grinned and sharpened his Bowie knife. Barcose looked disconcerted for a moment, but then shook his head and turned to Scarroneye.

"I hope you can deliver because I have a real problem here. Fucking John Wick has gone completely nuts and turned my facility into a slaughterhouse. As usual, the fucking lunatic came with his fucking mutt to pleasure Juliano Penetratuslongus, our transistoric star, with his kinky sex games. Okay, the maniac is into some weird stuff, but as long as he's paying with golden dollars! Anyway, his beast of a poodle bit the calf of my manager, Madame Butterfly, for no reason at all. The poor thing shook off this vicious rat of a dog and kicked the mutt out of the heat of the moment. After that, the lunatic went completely berserk and went on a rampage, like Attila the Hun King himself. Now I have a pile of corpses and severely injured people lying around that I really don't need. You guys take it from here, I'll retreat to my bunker with my guys, as the nutcase will probably target me next. You know what to do."

Scarroneye nodded in agreement.

"Of course, Your Criminal Glory. We will make all the bodies disappear and eliminate every injured witness. And don't worry, we only ask for a modest reward for our services."

Barcose frowned and spat the remains of his cigarillo on the floor.

"You and your fucking rewards. You'll get what's coming to you, but don't think I'm going to fraternise with you bastards. If you misstep, you will know the ninth circle of hell very quickly."

The paragon of verbal bravery bowed deeply and tried to hide his panic.

"Trust us, El Supremo. We are the shadows who operate in the dark and eliminate any traces."

Maria, who had been listening quietly until now, took a step forward.

"We guarantee you absolute discretion and professionalism, Mr Barcose. The work will be done without ever bothering you further."

While Scarroneye was on the verge of a heart attack due to Maria's intervention and expected to soon be allowed to walk in Dante's footsteps because of this disrespect, Barcose looked at the cheeky intern in surprise.

"What is this? Another model? I thought they were limited! That old Vito could even afford it?" remarked Barcose in thoughtful confusion.

After initial confusion, a faint smile flitted across the gangster king's lips, while the garbage- and people-destroying petty executor understood neither the snowman's words nor the world.

"I am convinced that you bastards are now doing your job to my satisfaction. You may now leave! When you have finished, Father Brown will pay you as usual."

With a deep bow, the dethroned macho king said goodbye and led his team back to the rubbish truck, while 'El Supremo' and his entourage moved away from the scene faster than Speedy Gonzales.

As soon as they arrived at the truck, the man in Jean awoke from his fearful sleep.

"Didn't I tell you to keep your mouth shut? We're just lucky that Barcose seems to be so scared of Wick that he doesn't really notice anything anymore!“

Scarroneye, whose eyes sparkled with a mixture of hatred and indignation, registered the trainee's apparent lack of emotion with disappointment.

The dimly lit streets of the red light district provided a perfect backdrop for the unfolding horror show. Neon signs flickered in the night, casting an eerie light on the faces of the quartet. The smell of decay mingled with the stale air, a fitting metaphor for the meeting of our waste management professionals in front of their rubbish truck from the world of the undead.

"Well, you bums, it looks like you've got some real dirty business to do tonight. Let's get to work! I'll monitor from the driver's cab to make sure you're doing everything right. One-Eye will put the bodies in the trash compactor while our cheeky lesbian and Scarface dispose of the witnesses. When you've done with the pesky lot, you help One-Eye with the loading!"

Taking a short break, the king of the rubbish workers gave the female part of the crew a treacherous smile.

"Scarface can show our Amazon the finer points of our job in the process. So let's go, clowns."

While Maria and One-Eye left without comment, the third member of the group giggled in sadistic anticipation.

Together, the three special kind of crime scene cleaners entered the bowels of the blood-soaked brothel, where the remains of Wick's rampage lay strewn like broken nightmares. The sobs and moans echoed through the corridors, mingling with the soft cuddly rock music that trickled from the automatic sound system. In this perversely macabre ambience, the insane laughter of Scarface, laced with fulfilment and pleasure, abruptly resounded through the corridors. Although his companions looked blankly at the cheerful rubbish man, he felt compelled to justify himself.

"I love my job,! I finally get to show what I'm made of. Princess, what do you say we play a little game? Fifty bucks to whoever kills the most survivors, what do you say?"

To the questioner's disappointment, who was expecting a horrified reaction, the rubbish woman in training only nodded briefly in agreement.

The cyclops in the round, however, paid little attention to the funny bet and opened the grotesque dance of death by carelessly throwing two corpses of prostitutes, shot beyond recognition, which the gun-toting Wick had obviously pumped full of lead for fun, over his misshapen shoulders and making off in the direction of the rubbish truck.

Orchestrated by the sneering giggles of their scar-faced part, the duo set about their murderous work and found their first occupation in the S&M area of the brothel in the form of a chained customer. He actually intended to be pampered by Domina Diana with the pleasures of Sacher-Masoch, but was abruptly interrupted by the mad avenger of all kicked mutts while enjoying the cat o' nine tails. Wick came upon the duo bound in painful love like the Iranian Sharia police at the sight of an unveiled woman, strangled the strict mistress with his whip and, misjudging the actual situation, gave the suitor a pity-driven kick in the genitals with his steel-shod jackboots. So the corpulent, bald-headed suitor moaned a little as his Janus-faced fate came to pass.

Pleading like a fat, wounded ox, the maltreated brothel-goer looked at Maria, who smiled at him benignly and slowly approached him.

Meanwhile, Scarface seized the opportunity to bag another piece for his collection and at the same time make a sick impression on his partner. He quickly drew his beloved bowie knife and routinely scalped dirty Diana, the lifeless acolyte of the perverted marquis.

"Maria, look!"

Scarface proudly held up the bloody scalp. The trophy collector's destroyed face literally glowed with happiness and the vain expectation of causing horror in the female part of the disposal team, which should preferably be expressed in a scream. To the trainer's disappointment, the trainee did not react as expected and only gave the proud Figaro of the special kind a brief, expressionless look - however, the brothel customer with the scrambled balls completely fulfilled the expectations directed at femininity. Maria, now standing behind the chained man, grabbed his head and turned it 180° with a jerk.

"Why do they always have to make so much noise? By the way, the score is now 1 to 0 in my favour!"

"Old fart, you really are a cold bitch!"

Impressed against his will, Scarface gagged out the compliment.

"Hey, wait for me!"

Undeterred, the busy trainee set about leaving the scene and collecting more points for the funny challenge.

So Maria M. and her temporary instructor continued the blood-soaked contest, going from room to room and leaving a trail of death in their wake. Maria's efficiency and brutality in disposing of the injured witnesses surprised even Scarface, a man who knew all about violent excesses. Finally, their gruesome task was completed, and together with One-Eye they loaded the old corpses and the new ones into the rubbish truck.

"Scarroneye, that was the last one!"

The cyclops' stentorian voice frightened the blissfully smoking ruler of waste management so much that the joint fell right out of his mouth and unintentionally heated up his small but noble parts through the open zip of his trousers. After a half-loud squeak and the extinguishing of the incipient fire, the heated Jean crawled out of his truck.

"Man, don't shout so loud! Good! It's about time, our little sugar doll with the big mouth has held us up enough already! I hope scarface, you really showed the little one the ropes!"

"Uh, she already knows how it works. I would have liked to show her the finer points, but she was in such a hurry to kill."

The short-changed instructor grimaced regretfully as he was unable to live out his sick, sadistic urges with regard to the effectively executed murders and was 50 bucks poorer to boot.

"You don't say so, chop-face! Well, all that's missing is the payment!"

"You shall have it!"

The famous Father Brown, also called the 'Black Hand of God', stood before them as if he had grown out of the ground. As a former member of the 'New Apostolic Inquisition', which, as is well known, miraculously transports many a gossipy contemporary to better worlds on behalf of Holy Mother Church - because a whistleblower is worse than a thousand heretics - the black priest had made himself independent and now acted as a freelance soul caretaker for hell.

"Hey, Brown, old pal, why don't you stop sneaking up on people? Then give me the money!"

No sooner said than the self-confident leader felt sorry for his words spoken in the heat of the moment, as the black priest of the dead looked at him frowning and played with the golden crucifix hanging on a fat chain around his neck. As is well known, Brown had unpleasantly transported an infinite number of unfortunates to the afterlife with both utensils.

"That means reverend! Scarroneye, speak truth, are you an atheist?! Perhaps I should free you from your earthly shell, so that your soul may be purified?"

The fanatically flashing eyes of the former inquisitor did not bode well and made the potential object of clerical salvation efforts desperately search for a de-escalation strategy.

"Forgiveness, Your Eminence. I was lost in thought about the nature of the Trinity. May I beg to be rewarded for my humble services?"

"Are you an Arian or some other heretic? When was the last time I actually burned a man? It is pleasing in the eyes of the Lord and the night is quite cool!"

While Maria stood completely motionless, One-Eye and Scarface unobtrusively withdrew from their boss, since even Wick did not dare approach the priest, who, out of caution motivated by murderous desire, also liked to lead potential helpers of his victims to the heavenly hosts.

"I beg for mercy, Your Holiness. I am but a worthless sinner who would like to donate his tithe to the Church!"

Father Brown now nodded graciously and the wrath of God faded in the face of holy mammon.

"Blessed are the poor in brain, for they make the Church rich. Even a wretched wretch like you can be saved. There is still a beautiful gesture from ancient times with which the humble servant paid homage to his gracious master. I think the Chinese call that kowtowing!"

Pleased, pious Jean realised that he had finally hit the note that sounded sweet to the murderous priest's ears. Eagerly, our proud macho king performed the Far Eastern gesture of humility.

"The Lord forgives you this one more time, for even the mangiest sheep belongs to the flock. But remember, it is more blessed to give than to receive, and your sins weigh heavily. In a vision the angels revealed your misdeed to me beforehand, so I have already withheld 20 percent of the executioner's wages for pious works. Praise the Lord!"

Nonchalantly, the saint of the last days of many a contemporary threw the no longer particularly well-filled envelope on the floor in front of the still reclining, repentant sinner and disappeared as abruptly as he had come. Slowly, the purified penitent rose and inconspicuously let the envelope disappear into one of his large trouser pockets.

"Scarroneye, you're a complete idiot!"

Scarface seethed with rage and contorted his disfigured face into a grimace that would have frightened even a demonic being.

"Calm down Fritz, we can be glad that the padre didn't collect more. Scarroneye can't help it this time for once, Brown would have ripped us off anyway."

One-Eye's unexpected comment silenced his disfigured colleague, who now silently bottled up his anger.

"Er, good colleagues, then we should now go to the incinerator as planned."

Cunning Jean thought it wiser to leave the previous incident, including Scarface's obvious insubordination, behind. Without further comment, the crew went to their usual positions - including Maria, who had registered the previous events with impassive aplomb.

***

Deadly erotic games in the forecourt of hell

Rumbling and squealing like a decrepit Russian army tank, the corpse-weighted rubbish truck arrived at the incinerator to come to a gasping halt.

As the special cargo was delivered for disposal outside normal operating hours, there was an eerie silence as the crew left the vehicle and made their way to the contact man not far away. Robert, also called the Burning Hammer, was a tall transman in tattered overalls and covered in the scars of countless dog fights.

"Don Roberto, we have another load of flesh here for disposal."

The tranny hammer's steely gaze bored into Jean's greasy soul.

"Welcome to the living inferno. You know the drill, Scarroneye. Half of what you collected goes to Don Vito, and the rest is yours and your people's. Remember that my hellfire awaits all those who think to betray the Mafia Lord of Horst South."

The admonished man's eyes twitched nervously, like a rat's at the sight of a hungry cat.

Had that crazy man-woman noticed anything? Oh, rubbish!

"I wouldn't dream of it. Right, guys?"

While Scarface grunted in agreement, One-Eye and Maria preferred to remain silent.

"Really?"

"I swear on the life of my unknown father! All right, let's get it over with. I'll settle up with Don Roberto, the rest of you take the rubbish to the incinerator. Scarface gets to drive, One-Eye and the Battle Lesbian unload the cargo. Is that all okay with you, Don Roberto?"

With a firm look at Maria, the hammer of combustion nodded in agreement.

"You can do your job, Don Vito expects quick results. We will now settle the score for good, Scarroneye."

The farmer-smart Jean, who however did not know how to interpret the transman's words correctly, grinned conspiratorially at his interlocutor.

"If you want to try out the little slut? 100 bucks and you can do whatever you want with the bitch!"

Inexplicably for the garbage-disposing amateur pimp, Don Roberto laughed hard.

"Don't bother, I'll leave the fun with her to you. Now get to work, because time is money and I'm still waiting for that wacky Wick with highly sensitive goods.“

Some time later, Maria and her monovisual comrade stood before the towering incinerator, its flickering flames performing a grotesque dance of death like lost souls in the inferno. There was an acrid stench in the air, the essence of damnation.

One-eyed, his lone eye fixed on the charred remains of previous deliveries, broke the silence.

"The entrance I am to the city of mourning, the entrance I am to eternal sorrow, the entrance I am to the lost people."

Smiling, Maria continued the quote from the Divine Comedy.

"Justice drove my high Creator. The omnipotence of the Godness created me!"

Well aware that the last sentence had been altered in a meaningful sense, the one-eyed man nodded appreciatively.

"Are you finally ready or do you still want to fuck here?"

Scarface's discordant voice sounded impatiently from the driver's cabin.

Maria nodded emotionlessly at the one-eyed man.

Together they unloaded the grim cargo into the gaping maw of the incinerator. The flames eagerly devoured the remains, casting a macabre glow on their tired faces. It was as if the essence of suffering and decay had found refuge in this fiery abyss.

Finally, they left nightmarish scenery and returned to the starting point where Scarroneye was waiting for them after he had finished his business with Don Roberto.

"That's done, the stupid tranny didn't get it. So come on, let's go to the dump and share the loot and other stuff!"

At the demon hour, they were some distance from the rubbish truck at the place from which Maria M. and the sham king of all sexist machos had begun their cleaning mission. In the dark of night, the four companions stood in the muted shadows, surrounded by a bizarre atmosphere of deception. The bedraggled leader, whose rodent-like greed was insatiable, planned to withhold a large share of the spoils from his unsuspecting comrades. Maria, whose eyes showed no emotion, remained silent, a silent observer of the impending betrayal.

Scarroneye's eyes sparkled with a mixture of greed and deception as he addressed the group.

"We have done well, my friends. Now let us share our hard-earned reward."

The cyclopean gaze of the one-eyed man penetrated Jean's façade.

"Remember, Scarroneye, we all have a stake in this. No tricks."

The go-getting junk king chuckled nervously, his hubris faltering slightly.

"Of course, my one-eyed friend, you can trust me. So there's 500 dollars in it for each of you this time! Well, what do you say? Aren't I a fair man!"

Scarface, face contorted with rage, roared: "You can't be serious, Scarroneye! We worked our asses off and you want to screw us? You got at least 50 times that from the old ghoul in the hospital, and I don't even want to talk about Barcose."

One-eye, fixed on the fat impostor with his fixed cyclopean gaze, bore the burden of not immediately expressing his contempt in a lethal event. But his intelligence warned him not to dispose of their cheating companion immediately - he would settle accounts with the bastard later and make it look like an accident.

A sinister grin played around Scarroneye's lips.

"Watch your tongue, Hackface. I got connections. Dutch Schulz and Ma Baker owe me a lot of favours and they'll make short work of you if I snap my fingers. So don't mess with me."

Scarface boiled with rage, but the threat paralysed him. Even the perceptive one-eye felt that it was pointless at this moment to challenge their megalomaniac boss. That about his connections was downright bullshit, believed at best by his colleague with the unique visage, but Don Vito suppressed with an iron fist any form of insubordination towards even the most insignificant sub-leaders. The caring leader, however, in order to smooth the waters of potential rebellion, decided to give his staff a non-commercial bonus.

"Hey you, bitch. You get undressed now and get in the cab or I'll make sure Jack the Knive takes care of you personally. Because I got the Ripper the steak knives for his experimental operations in London!"

To the astonishment of Scarroneye, who expected his male colleagues to intervene for support of sexual assault, Maria slowly walked towards the truck, removing her clothes. Finally, she disappeared into the darkness of the vehicle. While One-Eye was inexplicably amused by the scene, his face-destroyed colleague stood open-mouthed in surprise.

The newly enthroned macho king literally wallowed in toxic masculinity and his voice dripped with primitive desire.

"When I'm done with the cunt, my friends, she's yours. One-eye first, then my special buddy, the chop-face. Our scarface can then play his games with her in peace and finish her for all I care. Then bury her in a rubbish heap afterwards. A small token of my gratitude, you see."

Scarface's face lit up with twisted pleasure, while One-Eye looked at the magnanimous Jean with inscrutable cyclops eyes. Without hesitation and full of horniness, Scarroneye climbed into the truck where the willing intern was already waiting for him naked.

"You really are a whore, the others were at least playing hard to get. You're going to give me a nice blowjob now. So come on now, you bitch!"

The trainee deftly opened her boss's trousers, took his member and scrotum into her mouth and amputated her manager's privates with her blue, steel teeth. The thuggish lover's satisfied grunt suddenly turned into a sequence of sounds similar to that of a cruelly stabbed pig.

"Fucking Scarroneye! I wanted to finish that bitch off!"

Full of indignation, Scarface prepared to charge the rubbish truck and its contents.

"That's not Maria, you moron!"

With an iron grip, One-Eye held his colleague back.

Meanwhile, the emasculated macho king's breath was taken away as Maria M. squeezed his throat with a steely grasp.

"Before you die, Don Vito sends you his regards. He doesn't appreciate being cheated!"

Thus the weak beacon of toxic masculinity deservedly passed away quite agonisingly.

Still unclothed, the murderess opened the driver's door and threw out the lifeless body of her retired boss, then turned to the awaiting Cyclops and a completely confused Scarface.

"Let me introduce myself: I am Maria, model 'Metropolis V', Bluetooth. I am an assassin android controlled by an artificial intelligence. My owner is Don Vito Bolognese and my mission is to clean up this unit and then lead it. I unfortunately had to cancel the contract with Scarroneye and consider part of the job done. One-Eye is talented and will be my deputy. Scarface is a good killer but unfortunately impulsive. However, he denounced the swindler to Don Vito. I have planned an indefinite probationary period for him. I am now dismembering the corpse into its component parts and you bury them in different places in the dump!"

After dismembering the past macho king, the AI's humanoid subordinates hastened to carry out the order.

So ends our story, shrouded in shadows and the echoes of deception.

© 2023 Q.A.Juyub

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