Here's Ch 49-Part 4-K&K
"First off, let me assure you that we have landed safely on 'Gysymeo'. In one hour, we will transport both our gear and ourselves via shuttlecraft to the ice caverns near here. They will become our home for the next four days. That's how long we're stuck here until the solar winds subside, the 'G' force on the gravity well drops and we can lift off safely and head for 'Furool City' on 'Shimougou'. Until then we must be constantly on our guard so there will be round the clock security. In addition, until I decide otherwise, all of you will be armed at all times (Merrill and Rally cheered). No exceptions. (Kei looked directly at the time lords) Hai, Doctors, that means you too! And the kids will be issued wrist rockets (sling shots) and boomerangs and instructed in their use. (Unknown to anyone, Ryosko and Ari had been teaching the kids how to use firearms so the kids got guns too! Well, Mark I micro miniblasters, anyway!). OK, outside it's minus 125 Kelvin and snowing like Hell! Minus 125 Kelvin is like 420 degrees below zero Fahrenheit! Tha't DAM cold, folks, so dress warm. Faye, you'll freeze your cute little ass off in that (yellow) hot pants getup! One more thing. As far as Berringer goes- we're through running and it ends here! We will make our stand against him and his band of hired killers right here on this ice world! I've got a squadron of 'ISSP' fighters on their way here to help us. However, they may not arrive before Berringer does so we have to be ready to fight! Draw oro you need from supply and meet us in the docking bays at 1030 (10:30 AM) hours. At that time you will each be assigned to a shuttle for the journey. We are leaving only seven people aboard the 'Angel' when we leave. Those seven are Chiefs Gustav (who will be in charge) and Poporo, Han Solo, our AD 2140 counterpart tro-cons, Falco and Prince John. Along with them we will leave Yuri's Mugghi and Nammo. The 'Angel' will remain cloaked as will the four shuttles once we reach the ice caverns. Now, on a lighter note- 'Akeome' (Happy New Year) to us all. It is now a bit more than twelve hours until the new year (AD 2251) and Yuri is in charge of planning the big 'Akeome ibu' (New Year's Eve) bash. I apologize that you must celebrate the holiday in such a Kami-forsaken place but we will make every effort to make it a pleasant and enjoyable occasion for you. Dmo arigato to you all. Oh and if you really decide that you won't bear arms, I will have no choice except to confine you to the 'Angel's' brig until we lift off for home for your own protection. (Kei gazed right at the time lords) Now, draw oro you need and that includes weapons!" said Kei.
Even the kids had Mark I micro miniblasters. Junpei balked but finally agreed to carry a Mark V blaster. The three time lords had thick black oak cudgels (shillelleighs from Kei's heritage land!) in their hands. Minnie Mae was well equipped with a Glock 7 automatic, gas bombs, hand grenades, nitroglycine (a substance like C-4 plastic explosive but a hundred times more potent than nitroglycerine!) canisters, jamming gas and plasma bombs (small cylinders like cherry bombs but WOW! oro a kick!). Rally had her .357 magnum automatic returned to her. She also had a Panther sleeve derringer and a .25 automatic as well. Merrill Strife got her derringers (a whole capeful!) and Millie got her stungun back. Nick got his 'God Cross' crucifix back and his pistols. Somehow or other, Vash had never been disarmed! The rest were similarly armed and of course once off the 'Angel' and the shuttles, all powers were back for the demons, wizards, etc. (at least until Yuri installed the 'dampening fields' in the caverns anyway!). Yuri and Marlene were lightly armed with Mark III miniblasters while (Natch!) Kome and Kei were armed to the teeth, carrying everything but the kitchen sink! The Saiyaans refused to carry weapons at first until Bulma convinced them both to accept Mark III miniblasters. After all, Kei had only said that everyone had to BE armed NOT that they had to USE them.! Merrill the thief (er, gomen, treasure hunter!) looked like a kid let loose in a candy store when she saw Kei's armouries! She was mesmerised (to say the least) and ended up grabbing whatever she could carry! Ryosko and Ari, of course, had their own weapons (a .45 automatic for Ryosko and a sword for Ari). They also had their tank (Mi-Ke) along with them. Besides his Mark V blaster, Junpei took a 120 MM ion longblaster antitank weapon (because it was big like him!). Cho Hakkai had a revolver and accepted a Mark VII ion cannon. He also had his dragon/jeep too. Son Goku (not the Saiyaan) had his power pole rod and Sho Gojyo had his battle staff. Both also accepted Mark II miniblasters. Genjo Sanzo had his .38 revolver loaded with 'spirit' bullets (silver bullets filled with holy water and blessed by his sensei) but he soon switched them for real ones when he found out how formidable Berringer's bakas were! The 'Bebops' were armed as always (Ed carried a wrist rocket (sling shot), a boomerang and a small Mark I micro miniblaster this time). Jett also had the 'Hammerhead' (his shuttle) and would use it as a scoutship (Jett was riding 'point' or leading the way). Han Solo had his 'Flying Falcon' which would be kept on the 'Angel' along with him in case he was needed fast! He also had his own blaster and a Mark XIII ion cannon like Kei's. In short, Kei's brig remained unoccupied. The loading of supplies, pets, arms, etc. continued until finally all preparations had been made and all personnel had been assigned to one of the four shuttles. Legato would pilot the 'Raphael', Yuri had the 'Michaelangelo', Marlene was given command of the 'Leonardo' and Keitarou got the 'Donnatella'. Jett was piloting his own shuttle. It had been decided that although the time lords were accompanying them to the ice caverns, the three 'TARDIS'es would remain aboard the 'Angel'. Kei herself was in total command of the tiny armada.
The redhead called an emergency meeting of the pilots, flight crews and the two chiefs in her ready room at 1045 (10:45 AM) hours. Kenshin, Ivanhoe, Inu Yasha and Kome had been detailed to make sure that all personnel got on the correct shuttle, that is the one to which they had been assigned. Each one of them had a manifest roster listing each craft's passengers and crews. Saitoh, Genie, Vash and Legato had been assigned to keep things 'orderly' on each shuttle. And Yuri had STRICTLY forbidden ANYONE to drink anything stronger than coffe, tea, milk, soda or water until they reached their destination!
Present in the ready room besides the four pilots and two chiefs were the two AD 2140 tro-cons, Han Solo, 'Crybaby' Prince John (Kei had dubbed the whiny little creep that name!), Falco (John never went ANYWHERE without him, the big baby!), the two Doctors, 'the Master', Naraku and Kikyo. Sango had already been placed aboard the 'Mikey' and strapped into her seat (despite her protests!). She wore her demon hunter 'armor' (well the top part anyway. The bottoms wouldn't fit over her cast so she was wearing an old pair of Anton's slacks from before his diet!) and her katana. By her side was her 'hiraikotsu' or flying bone boomerang weapon. Kirara (now kitten sized) sat on the seat beside her.
Kei began by distributing holovid maps to all of the pilots (Jett arrived almost at the last minute!). "You'll see the course clearly marked in red on the holovids. It's just a short 200 kilo jaunt to the ice caverns. It may be a bit tricky because (with the exception of Jett's 'Hammerhead') you will all be cloaked. Han is staying here and so is his 'Flying Falcon' in case we need him in a hurry. The rest of you will follow the route exactly. Jett will fly 'point' and once we reach the ice caverns and have set up camp (so to speak- they had an ample supply of Bulma's 'building capsules' which assumed full size when dropped on a hard surface.), guards will be assigned to each of the four caverns we will be using. Once again I want to wish each of you a hearty 'Akeome'. Yuri, you're planning a special New Year's Eve bash for tonight and some kind of special celebration for ashiata (tomorrow). OK, that's fine. However, after that, we have got to start planning our strategies and setting up our defenses. One way or the other, it will end HERE on 'Gysymeo'. I want you all to know that I am disobeying a direct order from TSC Garner ("So oro else is new?" thought Yuri). He commanded me NOT, under any circumstances, to engage Berringer's forces in a firefight. I don't know about you guys but I, for one, am sick and tired of running away from this baka psycho schmuck bastard! So, when he traces us here and he will, make no mistake about that, we'll be ready for him. OK, good luck to us all. Pilots, to your ships. Yuri, Sango is your responsibility. I have allowed her to accompany us against my better judgmnet. After all, she's on 'crutches', for Kami's sake! But you insisted so she's waiting for you aboard the 'Michaelangelo'. (Kei received a trill or two.) Ah! Kenshin, Ivanhoe, Kome and inu Yasha report that all personnel are either already aboard the shuttles or otherwise accounted for. We will lift off in go (five) minutes so let's go, guys!" Kei dismissed the hazu (party or group) and the ready room emptied quickly.
Continued in Ch 49-Part 5