Another short one. Ch 86-K&K
DISCLAIMER: OK Jess, it's all yours! First, thank you to Mr. T. for the use of the Angels. Thanks to everyone else who is letting us use their creations. How was that, Yuri? Great! Oh yes it was, Kei! Well, we left you up in the air so let's get to Chapter86 without further preamble:-
'More Pokey Antics' or 'A Close Call'
Kei was still covering the frightened three some with her Mark XIII ion cannon. It was still smoking and filling the room with an acrid odor. "Drop your weapons and raise your hands!" she commanded. "Yuri! Get up to the ready room stat and bring the two Saiyaans with you! You won't believe this one!" trilled Kei.
"We ain't got no weapons, Lady!" yelled the tabby nekko, raising its paws skywards. "We don't have any weapons, Meowth." corrected the silvery haired guy. "Forget the grammar, James! Who the Hell is she anyway?" cried the redheaded stranger. "How should I know, Jess?" shouted James. Meanwhile Kei had done a double-take!
"You can talk? Nekkos can't talk!" she said with an amzed look on her face. "They can when they're 'Pokemons', Miss." said the guy who seemed to be named James. The redhead was Jessie and the tabby nekko was Meowth. "Oro the jigoku is a 'Pokemon'?" she demanded. "Excuse me, madam but we are 'Team Rocket'. My name is Jessie, his is James and that's our 'Pokemon', Meowth. 'Pokemons' are 'pocket monsters'. We sort of use them like weapons, I guess." explained the long-tressed redhead. "Who are you and where are we?" asked the guy.
"OK. Sit down and lower your hands. However, any funny business and you're fried, got it? (The trio nodded) I'm Kei O'Halloran, Captain of the 'Lovely Angel 2'. That's the name of my starship which is where you are. This is my ready room which is sort of like an office. At the moment, we're moored on the moon of 'Endor' in the 'Antares Star System' so you're nowhere near your home world or Terra even. The year is 2251 AD and you guys apparently fell through the rift in the space/time continuum, a hole in the fabric of the universe. So you're stuck here with us for a week or two. Can you two bakas fight or do you just lead the glee club? I ask because you've just been temporarily inducted into the 3WA, the peacekeeping arm of 'United galactica' which is a federation of galaxies. We are after a space pirate named Khan. So I'll ask you again. Can you guys fight without those 'Pokey' whatever things? Can you use real weapons? Like this one?" Kei hefted her Mark XIII so they could see it.
"Point it and pull that trigger thingy like you did?" asked James helpfully. "Of course we can use those toys! How stupid do you think we are!" answered Jessie loftily. Instead of replying, Kei set her cannon to its very lowest setting and fired it at an interior wall. WHOOM! A flash of aoishi white energy seered into the bulkhead wall leaving a smoking trail of acrid vapor in its wake! The wall was scorched! "And that's at its very lowest setting, kiddies. OK, I'll put you with Ivanhoe's team. There are several bedroom suites on this deck. I'm using that one next door. Pick any of the other ones you want. These things (she pointed to a replicator) are in practically every room on the ship. I'll demonstrate. Coffee, hot, cream, sugar. (She handed Jess the steaming mug of java which had mysteriously materialized) You can ask them for anything you need- not just food and beverages, kids. Get yourselves some sleep. We lift off at 0900 hours, that's nine AM ashita. You'll be called at 0730 hours or 7:30 AM. Oh, yeah- if you see a giant white nekko (cat) wandering around, don't worry about it. That's just Mugghi. She's part of our flight crew and she's harmless. (Kei fished around in her desk and came up with two comlinks- earrings for Jessie and a pen for James) Here, Jess. Put these on. James, this one's for you. They're called 'comlinks' and we use 'em to communicate with each other, the crew and passengers. Their range is about 350 kilometres. Just talk and they activate. (She tossed a pen to Meowth) You might as well take one too. That's how Mugghi will be waking you ashita. If I were you, I wouldn't make her call you twice! She can get a bit rough. OK, I'm going back to bed. C'mon guys." She ushered them to the hall, pointed out the spare bedroom suites and bade them good night before returning to her own interrupted slumber.
"Yuri? Forget it. We'll talk ashita. Gomen (Sorry) for waking you. Yuri?" trilled Kei. "Did you call me, Kei? I took a couple of 'Zaloron' sleep capsules and I just woke up." trilled a sleepy Yuri Donovan. "Nai. I'll talk to you in the morning. G'Night, Yuri." trilled Kei, once more collapsing onto her bunk where she slept undisturbed for the rest of the night unlike Faye, Robin Senna and Yumi!
"It sure looked like a cave, Ash. Didn't it?" asked a short red-haired girl of 8 or 9, clutching oro looked like a starfish in an eggshell. "Yeah, Ash. It sure looked like a cave to me." agreed a dark-haired teenaged boy who had slitted aizu. "Well, it sure doesn't look like a cave now, does it, Piccachuu?" said the third (and last) of the trio, a dark-haired lad of 9 or 10. They were wandering around the living room of the suite that Faye, Robin and Yumi were sharing with most of the children on board.
"Boy oh boy! Am I ever thirsty! And it's cold too! I sure wish I had a hot chocolate to drink!" complained Misty (the redhead). Instantly a mug of steaming hot cocoa materialized beside her in the replicator which she had triggered without realizing it! "Hey! That's spooky!" yelled Brock (the older teen).
"You three just arrive?" whispered a tall brunette in a grey kimono who had just appeared from one of the doorways. "I'm Ash, this is Misty and he's Brock." said Ash Ketchum, the 9 or 10 year old. "Tell me your name, lovely goddess." said Brock. "Oh, Christ! Not another one! As if Miroku weren't bad enough!" thought Faye ruefully. "My name's Faye Valentine. Keep your voices down and follow me. It's late. I'll answer all your questions ashita, kids." she said, leading them down a short hallway and stopping at a door which she threw open. "Lights." she said and the room was bathed in a soft glow.
"Ash, Brock. You'll sleep in here. I'll call you at seven tomorrow. Look kids, I know it seems strange but trust me, we've been having strangeers show up in the weirdest places and at the looniest times for the past month! We'll tell you all about it ashita. Need anything? Well, remember how Misty asked for hot chocolate and it just appeared? That's a replicator on that table. Just tell it what you want and it delivers. G'Night, guys." The boys said goodnight and Faye keyed the door shut.
"Misty, honey- you'll bunk in with Misao, Sango, Robin, Yumi and me in here. (Faye keyed open another door two doors down from the boys' room. She pulled out a pair of pink pajamas and handed them to Misty). Here, better put these on, kid. Nights are cold here on 'Endor', sweetie. Yeah, you're nowhere near your home world or even Terra for that matter. You'll be staying with us for another week or so. (Misty had put on the pajamas and Faye tucked her in). See you at seven, honey." said faye, getting back into her own bunk.
Meanwhile six levels up on the bridge, Mugghi slept peacefully until 0530 hours (5:30 AM) when she was rudely awakened by Nammo. "Oro do you want? It's too early to get up yet, Nammo!" growled the big nekko. Mugghis were notorious for beingcranky when their sleep cycles were interrupted! She listened to Nammo's beeps, whistles and hoots for a bit (only the Mugghis and the Angels could understand the Nammos' noises) and then she began checking gauges like mad! One of the right nacelle thrusters was definitely too hot and had too rich a fuel mixture to boot! She hated having to awaken Kei again. She'd already trilled the 'Boss' at 0300 when she'd heard noises coming from the ready room and Kei had been less than thrilled at having to get up to investigate them! But Yuri didn't know anything about the 'Angel's' engines. Wait a second! Who was the Chief Engineer now? She flipped on the vidscreen and keyed in the crew manifest for the ship.
End of Chapter 86. Quite a bit of a cliffhanger for the Easter break eh? Chapter 87 soon. Enjoy. Please r/r/s away. Have a nice Easter and Kami bless-K&K
Cont in Ch 87-Part 1