November 3rd 20XX
Joseph stepped out of the helicopter that brought him to Tiananmen Square. Beijing and Hong Kong were far enough apart that taking a helicopter over early in the morning was a sensible option.
He began to walk up to the bridge where he saw a group of people. In the center was a woman dressed in clothes that a Chinese Empress would wear that was adorned with the female symbol in a heart, and a head dress with the roman numeral three in the center. She gave a bow at Joseph which caused him to feel hostility to the security officers that surrounded her.
"Good morning Boss. How are you?" She spoke as she lifted her head. "When I heard you were staying here, I just had to greet you." Joseph walked up to her and shook her hand.
"How are you today, Empress?" Joseph asked her. "Sorry that I came over on just such a short notice, I'm currently on a mission." Empress' eyebrows were raised at Joseph's words. "I've finally found The Fool and The Moon Tarot members. They've joined our cause on the stance that we help them get their friend back. So we're headed to America to find Michael Gedouin. A high ranking Illuminati member." Joseph told her as he took out a picture of the girl Fool was looking for. "We're only going to be stopped here a few days, after that we'll be on our way to India." Empress nodded at Joseph, telling him that she understood their situation.
"May I at least meet them, before you leave?" Empress asked her boss. Joseph nodded as he opened the door to the helicopter he arrived in and Empress stepped in.
"We're in a hotel in Hong Kong. It's still not morning yet, but when we arrive it will probably be either eight or nine." Joseph closed the helicopter door behind him and the two took off.
Rin looked between his ally and the new attacker, being completely confused about their relationship. "Wait, what's going on? Why did he call you 'The Trumpeter' Judgement?" Rin asked the Tarot member. Their opponent looked at him and spoke.
"You must be that Rin Okumura kid, right?" Rin's eyes widened at what he said. A slight shiver when down his back.
"H-how did you know my name?" Rin stuttered, he could sense that this man was scarier than any demon he had or ever will face. And that's saying a lot.
Their opponent chuckled. "I've been hired to take you in." He said as he reached into his pocket and pulled out a poster with his face on it.
Rin fell on his butt in awe of what he saw. He was worth seventeen million US Dollars. "You aren't the only one in your group with a bounty kid." Their opponent then pulled out four other posters with the faces of his companions on it.
As Rin looked at the posters, he noticed that both the ones for Judgement and who he assumed was Magician both were wanted dead, Joseph, Nemu, and himself were wanted alive. 'Joseph might have information that the Illuminati wants. But why me and Nemu?' Rin scratched his head as their opponent continued.
"Your head is worth twenty fucking million! It's something I've always wanted, to take down the man known as Teh_Trumpotar!" Their opponent then opened up his stomach revealing a steel chamber and out popped a chain gun. Presumably the same chain gun that attacked them before.
Judgement grabbed Rin by the arm and pulled him behind a square pillar to take cover from the chain gun rounds. That's when Rin asked the question to Judgement. "Do you know this guy?" He then nodded in response to Rin's question.
"His name is Marcus Hilepold. He and I go way back."
Suddenly the barrage of chain gun bullets stopped and they heard Marcus's voice close to them. "Saying that we go way back is an understatement, Jol." He then picked up Judgement by the collar and slammed him against the pillar a couple of times. "How's about you tell your new friend all about our little relationship."
Judgement glared at him and before he could say anything, Marcus slammed him into the pillar three times causing small chunks of the pillar off of it. "Don't you try to talk back to me you son of a bitch! And if you don't comply, I'll jam my thumbs into your eyes!" Judgement stared wide-eyed in fear at Marcus. Rin had just watched who he thought was a stoic badass was shaking in fear at an old acquaintance of his.
"Alright, I'll tell the whole story.