"Okay, I got the documents and he picked me up, it all good?"
The serene calm of a dusky evening was only interrupted by the purr of the car's engine as it drove merrily along. Despite what the soon to be wanted criminal held in his hands, there was an almost impenetrable sense of peace instilled by the quietness of a slumbering civilization that made him feel invisible to so called justice. His radio crackled to life,
"Good work rookie," a seasoned, grizzled voice responded, "You might wanna strap yourself in though, they'll be on you two any minute now."
As soon as the feedback from the radio died down, the once silent world was interrupted by the harrowing whir of sirens. Two, three... four? It was hard to tell, but due to him being only a small part of a greater whole, it was slightly reassuring to note that they wouldn't be gunning solely for him. He caressed the document in his hands, the word "Classified" written in bold red letters giving him a sense of empowerment that he had never felt before,
"Hey, driver man, how many of us grabbed stuff like this? Seems half the town is in on this action," the rookie asked in an almost condescending tone. The disgruntled driver tilted his head slightly to signify acknowledgement, but returned to his default position in what seemed like contempt.
"Uhh, hello?" He insisted,
"Ha, you can really tell he's the new guy huh?" A bubbly voice chimed in from the radio, "Don't worry about him, rookie. You may only see the back of his head but he knows his way around a car, that's all you need to know."
The sirens were getting closer and speed was picking up. It wasn't long before a Justice Enforcement Pacifier - though the people around here call them "Jump Jeps" or variants of - was hot on their tail. The rookie noticed the taxi driver flip a switch on the dashboard, and with it he could start to hear a faint whirring noise. Before he could begin to ponder on its origin, the whir spiraled into a ferocious roar, as the retro-fitted jump jet built into the back of the vehicle came to life and sent them to speeds that in the olden days would be used to test astronauts for suitability. The rookie began to scream, partly due to excitement, but mostly due to shock. It was only due to a fear of passing out did he stop, and only then did did he hear the mature voice on the radio return,
"You're gonna be in for quite a ride, rookie! Learn to enjoy it, after all, you're in good hands."
This was my entry for the CGCookie Vehicle challenge. Really had to put in the hours at the end but I feel it was worth it! Have dreams of one day turning this into a short animation, but at the very least I can hopefully top this scene next time!
Made using Blender 2.79
Uses textures from Poliigon, Textures.com and TextureHaven
- Status: Final