Here's Ch 103-part 1-K&K
DISCLAIMER: OK Sensei, 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 Chapter 103 without further preamble:-
'Rowdies in the Ready Room' or 'Pirates on Parole'
Chaos reigned supreme in the ready room this day! Inu Yasha and Kouga had started a food fight with Sess, Shippou and Rin while Ivanhoe was busily pledging his fealty to every female in sight! Team Rocket was playing with the replicator which Yuri had just finished fixing after Conan had taken it apart! Fingal and Mordor were 'dueling' against Wesley and Charles Gunn only the wizards had brought the cards to life. Aelita was having a ball playing with the room's computer banks! Angel, Cowboy Spike, Spike Miroku, the Moore Detective Agency, Nick, Fred, Donnatella and Leila were reading the vidlog disks. Legato, Yuri Donovan, Marlene, Kome, Faye and Robin Senna were having an old-fashioned 'coffee klatch' (gossiping) and were arguing about 'quantum physics' (which none of them understood) and fashions (which they alll knew about with gusto). Serena, Ed and the scouts were quietly engrossed in their new coloring vidbooks which Robin had repped up to shut up their whining.
While all this was going on around her, the newest 3WA/'UG' vice-admiral was quietly getting loaded at the head of the huge conference table. Nat Badgiruel was studying a Mark XIII ion cannon that Mar had loaned to her. Although the 'EA' Lieutenant was still wearing her own uniform complete with that ridiculous looking white saucer cap, her two Ensigns (Flay and Cagalli) had been provided with the very latest in 3WA tro-con uniforms. Their Lieutenant had 'put the kibosh' on allowing either of them to wear the 'battle bikinis' from AD 2140 generously offered by the 'Angel' counterparts! They were both viewing holovids of old Terran movies. Sango grimaced and then grabbed a cup of expresso off one of the trays and forced the burning beverage down Kei's throat.
"Come on, Boss. Wake up. Time to call the meeting to order. Everyone's waiting for you." said the demon slayer girl. "Miroku! Shut them all up somehow, willya!" added Sango.
"Sure, Sango." said the monk, picking up a disruptor pistol and firing it a few times into the ceiling, silencing the entire assembly! "They're all yours, Lovely Ladies." he said quietly.
"OK. Let's all siddown and be quiet. Inu Yasha, Kouga- stop the food fights! Now pay attention and listen up, gang! Here's our commander." said Sango.
"Gomen. I must apologize for my behavior of late. Now that that's outta the way- First, let me introduce you to our newest guests. They are Natarle Badgiruel, Flay Allster and Cagalli Yula Athna. Onegai stand up, guys. (The trio stood up) Nat is a Lieutenant and Flay and Cag are her two Ensigns. They are officers on the 'Archangel', an 'Earth Alliance' starship from Cosmic Era 70 on Terra. The ensigns arrived aboard under, er, somewhat embarrassing circumstances before Nat came looking for 'em and wound up trapped here as well. I have made nat our new assistant weapons officer since on her ship she's not only the exec but also the weapons officer. Flay and Cag are going to be our new messengers. They'll carry messages and stuff between us and our other starcraft and shuttlecraft." said Kei. The two ensigns glowered back at her but remained silent.
"Sorry to interrupt you, ma'am but just how many starships and shuttlecraft do you have?" asked her new assistant weapons officer.
"Four starships and fourteen shuttles, nat." answered the vice-admiral and Cagalli finally exploded while Flay began to cry.
"Messengers!" she yelled. "I'm a damned good pilot and a great gunner! Flay's learning to be a gunner on the 'Archangel'! We're fighters- not frigging messengers, dammit!" she cried loudly. Nat had told Kei already that Cagalli was a fighter jet pilot and that Flay was a gunner's mate trainee.
"Can either of you pilot a starship or a shuttle? Do either of you know how to use quad guns, blasters, disruptors, photon torpedoes, plasma cannons? Maybe you two are hot shit at home but this ain't the 'ARCH
angel'- it's the 'LOVELY Angel' and I don't need any more pilots or gunners. So it's messengers, janitors, yeomen or cooks- nai, belay that. You two can't replicate so all that leaves are messengers, yeomen or janitors. Wanna be secretaries? (Both teens shook their heads 'no') Then it's messengers or janitors- choose!" yelled Kei.
"Messengers then, I guess." they agreed ruefully and Legato roared with laughter.
"They believed you, Kei! They actually fell for it! OK, you win. I'll duel you tonight." he chuckled. The joke was lost on Flay, Cag and Nat who looked as confused as Hell! Marlene Angel came to their rescue.
"That's mean, guys! (She turned to the trio) You three couldn't have possibly known this but on another planet in this system, a world called 'Halcyon' we have several starships awaiting our arrival and that'll be as soon as we fix this 'quantum fluctuation'. (Blank stares all around greeted this news!) The 'time loop' mess? (Expressions of understanding replaced the blank looks) We're just waiting for our other three shuttles to return to us here. Then we just have to redo everything we did before except for the last part where Zorgon, the Klingon commander, fires his cannons into the anomaly or space hole in the universe that he originally came through. Anyway once we reach 'Halcyon', there'll be no need for any 'messengers' because we all use these 'comlinks' (earrings and pens) to 'trill' back and forth." explained the pert blonde navigator, grasping her own earring.
"Even if we didn't have 'em we 'still' wouldn't need messengers because all of our spacecraft have vidcom communications on 'em." added Kome Sawaguchi.
"How the devil do you know that, kid?" asked Nat.
"DUH! I'm the frigging communications officer- that's how!" she replied.
"That's great! Just what jobs are we going to get?" asked Cagalli.
"Nat tells us that you're both gunner's mate trainees so we'll put Flay on the disruptor blasters and you on the plasma cannons- OK? (Both girls nodded happily) You'll take your orders from Lt Badgiruel or Lt Commander Wolfwood- kapish? And for Kami's sake- we're informal around here so it's just going to be Nat and Nick. Any questions?" said Kei.
"Yeah, I got one. Who the Hell is the 'real' commanding officer of this ship?" demanded Flay Allster with a smirk on her face. The redhead was incensed with fury. Curbing her temper, she spoke sharply. "Would one of you onegai tell Ensign Allster who 'really' is in command of the 'Angel'?" she ordered between gritted teeth.
"Hell, Boss. Everyone knows that you're the Kami shimatta CO on your own frigging starship, Kei!" replied the inu hanyou (dog demon- Inu Yasha). Flay and Cag both looked as if they'd just been hit by a disruptor blast! Nat's mouth was shaped like an 'o' but she said nothing.
Cont in Ch 103-Part 2