Here's Ch 60- Part 2-K&K
"Put oro back together?" asked a sleepy voice behind Robin. "Kome? Oh, er, nothing important." replied Robin nonchalantl. He tried to steer the tro-con back out the door but she shoved him aside and charged in. "Oro the Fxxx! Oro are you two baka morons doing to our engines? Oh, Christ! Ka-Mi! Tell me that ain't the warp core's sonic drive relay system on the floor? The ship can't move without it! Put that thing back together quick before Yuri sees it!" yelled Kome. "Yuri's already seen it, guys." said Yuri from the doorway. "Does Mar know he's over here?" she demanded, pointing at Donnie. "I doubt it." said Kome. "Put that thing back the way you found it and then you (she pointed to Cyborg) get back to bed and you (she pointed to Donnie) get back to the 'Leo' before mar misses you! And I want the pair of you to stay out of the engine rooms! Honestly! You guys are worse than Ed! Robin, Kome- back to your rooms now! Goodnight." said Yuri, heading back to her own quarters in the Captain's cabin.
After they'd finished reassembling the warp core, Donnie said "Later dude!" to Cyborg and went back to the 'Leo'. "Where ya been, Donnie?" demanded a sleepy Raph when he slipped back into their room. "Just next door to the 'Mikey', Raph. Now be quiet and go back to sleep." replied Donnie. Leo and Mikey were still snoring in their bunks. Next door, the 'WOOHP' ('World Organization of Human Protection' or 'Helping People'- not sure which) spies Alex, Sammy and Clover were deep in slumberland. Back on the 'Mikey', Cyborg had taken a detour on his way to bed and had discovered the galley and more importantly- the 'replicators'!
"Yo, kid! Rep me up some ramen, will ya!" yelled Inu Yasha, poking his head through the doorway. "Pipe down, man!" whispered Cyborg, handing him a steaming bowl of ramen. An hour later both hanyou and half human/half robot turned in. On all four shuttles the chromos stood at 0530 hours (I will no longer give the correlation of military as opposed to civilian time. It is all explained in Chapter 3 fully) and the sentries changed for a final time a half hour later at 0600 hours. The new day was January 2nd, AD 2251.
It had been more than a day now since his four children had left the lair to search the sewers for the source of that strange light. The old sensei (teacher/mentor/fatherlike figure) now had no choice except to go and seek out his missing sons. The old one had been wandering aimlessly for hours until he had finally seen the pulsating golden anomaly- clearly some sort of vortex! Surely his sons would not have ventured into this phenomenon? What was he thinking! Of course they would have gone through it! Did they ever do what he told them to do? No! Had they ever heeded his advice? No! He probed the strange glowing opening in the air with his staff. So far so good. He had just begun to step into it when--
"Sensei! Sensei! Oh, thank God I fiund you, Sensei! Any sign of our guys at all, Sensei?" He turned to confront a taller than average redheaded beauty with deep aoishi aizu and a look of growing concern on her kawaii face. "April! It is much too dangerous for you here! Go back to the lair at once!" he admonish-ed her. "No way, Sensei! I'm going with you. They're my family too now! Do you think that they went through that thing?" asked April O'Neal. "Why do I bother? Yes, my child. I think that they went through it." He held out a paw to the girl. "Take my hand and we shall pass through together, my child." She seized hold of his hand and took a tighter grip on the 'kodachi' (a shorter version of the katana) which she had grabbed up for protection before following the animal she thought of as a father (Sensei was a giant mutated rat) into the grim sewers under New York City.
"You must be brave, girl. Close your eyes if you wish but do not loosen your grip on my hand. We should pass right through the vortex of this anomaly safely. Where we shall emerge I have no idea. God protect us and keep my sons safe as well. Here we go, April." So saying the unlikely duo stepped into the strange light and stepped out into the darkness of Cavern #3 on 'Gysymeo'!
"Are you unharmed, my child?" asked the old one. "I'm OK, Sensei. Brrr! It's really cold now! I wish that I'd worn my thermal underwear and a heavy turtleneck and my ski pants! (April slipped on the icy floor and fell on her ass!) OW! And my new hiking boots too!" she finished ruefully, rubbing her rear end after Sensei had helped her to rise. "I don't ever remember the city being this cold before, especially in May! said April, zipping up her leather jacket and sheathing her kodachi. "And my damned gloves too!" She shoved her hands into her jacket pockets and began to stamp her feet which were freezing!
"Wherever we are, my dear, it is most definitely not New York. This is no sewer. It is some sort of ice cave or cavern. Come, we will see where this passageway leads." Grabbing hold of the shivering girl, he began to walk towards the front of the cavern where he perceived a dim light a long ways off. As they rounded a corner of the tunnel they heard voices- a young male and two younger females or so they sounded to the old one's ears!
"Where are we, Akito? And where's the ship?" asked the older female voice. "How should I know where we are, Yurika? If you hadn't have grabbed me in a stranglehold when we 'bozun jumped' (a form of instantaneous transfer like Goku uses) we'd have jumped to Luna (the Moon) instead of to here!" replied the male voice. "She dam well grabbed me too, Akito and she didn't even wait until I was ready either! I jumped without my dam skirt!" complained the younger female voice. Another few steps and April O'Neal and her Sensei were face to face with three young people- a lad of 20, a young girl of 18 and another one of 12 or 13. They were strangely attired and each wore some kind of uniform. The boy's consisted of gold/black coveralls and boots. The 18 year old girl was clad in a black/white tunic, a white microminiskirt, high-heeled shoes, grey stockings and a tam o' shanter style cap. Her hair was the deepest shade of raven like the boy's. She also wore thin white gloves. The third member of the trio was a girl who looked like she was more like 10 than 12! She was a blonde and was dressed identically to the other girl except that her shoes were flat-heeled and her head was bare. She was not wearing any sort of skirt or slacks either- only frilly pink underpants!
Continued in Ch 60- Part 3.