Johnny Gat sat in the doctor's office as he waited for the doctor to come in. All that was on his mind was what happened in the past week, it was one of the worse weeks for the Saints. Julius went missing, playa was killed, Dex left the Saints, and Troy turned out to be a undercover cop and was now far away from Johnny for him to be able to do anything to Troy. Johnny was the only one left to lead the Saints, but his knee was getting in the way too much. If only playa was still alive he could help Johnny lead the Saints and control Stilwater. Gat was a powerful man who could get the way he wants, but he is not fit to lead a gang. Since everyone else disappiered, the Saints forces have been diminished by half by the police. Johnny slammed his hand on the doctors desk in pure anger as the doctor finally walked in.
"Woah! Calm down Mr. Gat," the doctor said as he took a seat in his chair, "What have you come to me for Mr. Gat?"
"Doc I need my knee fixed, this brace ain't gonna do good for the rest of my life, I can barley walk let alone run," Johnny told the doctor.
"Well Mr. Gat, I would love to help you...." the doctor said before Johnny cut him off.
"It's just Gat doc," Johnny said before the doctor began to continue to speak.
"Well Gat, like I was saying I would love to help you out, but the surgery can be complicated and once it's done right, your leg will need at least six months of rest before you'll be able to walk around on it and another six months after that before you can really began to move on it," the doctor told Johnny who was now filled with dissapointment.
"A year? FUCK!" Johnny said almost shouting, "I guess a year is worth it then, I'll do it doc."
"Okay if you insist Gat," the doctor began to say, "We can get you under surgery in probably six to eight weeks."
"Six to eight weeks? Are you fucking serious? I need that surgery today," Johnny told him.
"Well Gat there is the paper work, the cost, and you will be on your couch for a long time without being able to work so there is all that too," the doctor told him.
"How much does the surgery cost?" Gat asked.
"Not cheap, it will cost around $50,000, but your insurance will pay for it," the doctor told him.
"Too bad I don't have insurance, how bout this doc, I already have enough money to last me a few years for me to sit around so that's covered and also how bout I pay you double the money for the surgery for you to do it now instead?" Johnny asked. The doctor grinned and cocked an eyebrow as he listened to Johnny's proposal.
"I think we can make a deal on that Gat, so are you positive you want the surgery now? and we'll need to recieve the $100,000 before we can do it," Johnny nodded as he put a suitcase on the table, he knew the surgery was going to cost a lot of money so he brought $100,000 with him just in case.
He made all this money from the work he had been doing against the Vice Kings for the Saints, his family. He rather just force the doctor in doing the surgery instead of paying him, but if he did that then the doctor could instead of doing the surgery get him arrested while he is still under.
"Alright then come with me Gat," the doctor said before walking out of the doctors office. Johnny followed him as he though, "Thank god for corrupt people of Stilwater." A grin appeared on his face as this thought went through his head. Johnny laid on a table as a few surgeions put him under before doing the knee surgery. After the surgery Johnny had one of the remaining members of the Saints drive him home to where he and Aisha were living.
Aisha and a few remaining Saints helped take care of him over the next six months till he could walk again. When he could walk again he was able to take care of himself for the most part, but he still wasn't able to do much, so he had to remain at home and rest till his knee fully healed. His knee didn't fully heal till exactly a year after the boat explosion in which the playa was killed on.
"I think it's finally time for me to take full leadership of the Saints and run this city," Johnny told Aishia as he walked around the living room, making sure his knee was fully healed.
"Johnny I don't think that's such a good idea, it's just going to be you this time around and with those new gangs rising up to power, it will be even more dangerous this time around," Aishia told Johnny as she worried about him.
"Eesh I'll be fine, I have to show these pussies the power of the Saints," Johnny told her trying to make her feel better about the situation.
"It's different this time around Johnny, these gangs aren't like the Vice Kings, they won't go down so easily, don't you think it's time to make an honest living?" Aisha told Johnny, "Remember what happened to your leg, things could get worse this time around and I don't want to end up hearing on the news that you were dragged0 away from a crime scene in a body bag."
"Eesh I would never let that happen, my will to live is to strong for anyone to take me down, I promise you that I'll always be here for you, I'm going to make the Saints control Stillwater like they use to," Johnny told Aisha as he walked over to her and kissed her on the forehead to try and make her feel better.
Things haven't been easy for Aisha since she had to fake her death. She has to change her look completely so just in case if any one sees her that they won't reconize her. She can only leave the house a few times every month and even when she leaves she has to put on many concealing clothing to hide herself.
Three new gangs appeared up in Stilwater recently and are trying to make it big. The Saints control only a fraction of Stilwater compared to what they use to control and each day they are losing more and more territory to the new gangs. They lost all Saints Row when Ultor began to rebuild the Saints Row district. They had no choice in that matter as they had no real leader to battle against Ultor since Julius was gone, playa was dead, and Johnny was useless cause of his knee. The Saints had to retreat from there home with their respect being completely destroyed.
Since the boat explosion half of the Saints have been killed by the police. Another quater have been arrested and half of the remaining forces dropped their flags before they could get killed. It was depressing to Johnny as he and his friends put all that hard work into taking over Stilwater just for it to be stolen soon after. The remaining territories left under the Saints control were the Suburbs , High End Retail, Appartments, Chinatown, Projects, and Redlight districts.
Ultor is using their vast funds to rebuild the Saints Row district and even created a prison and power plant on near by islands of Stilwater. So much was changing in Stilwater and Johnny hated it and wanted to stop it.
Now that Johnny's knee was better he wanted to put the power back into the Saint's hands. This time around though it would be much harder especially since he was on his own.
This is the story of Johnny Gat, one of the last remaining Saints.
Authors Note: I hope you liked the prologue of my new story :D Tell me what you think, I've had the idea of this story in my head for a long time now and I decided that instead of waiting to finish Before the Row, I would just start this one now. Before the Row will be my main focus, but for a few days I might mainly focus on this one just to get it started. I know the playa isn't dead, but I want Johnny to think that till he learns otherwise. The story is going to be about the fall of the Saints, the other gangs taking over, the vast changes of the city done by ultor, the attempted assassination on Troy Bradshaw, and finally Johnny's time spent in prison.