Here's Ch 111-Part 2-K&K
"He told me he was gonna check on that baka monk- Miroku. Inu Yasha sent him to- Level Six I think. Yeah, that's it- Level Six. That's where Inu Yasha went, ma'am." replied Aelita who was almost totally engrossed in the old Terran anime about wolves that could look human.
"Level Six? That's the 'God Gun'!" thought Kei.
"You're sure that's where he took the monk?" demanded the redhead.
"Yeah. Why?" asked Aelita.
"Because there's no acess to that level by lift and none from above on seven either. The only way to get to it is to use the hidden stairs from Level Five. Howver, I don't want anyone up on Level Six! That whole level 'is' the frigging 'God Gun'!" said Kei.
"I'll call them, ma'am." said Aelita reaching for the PA mike.
"You can't. Comlinks and the PA mikes won't work on Six. The cannon's walls are just too damned thick. I'll just have to hike down and find 'em myself. The gantryway stairs will be quicker than the lift. See you guys ashita. G'Night." she called. Kei left the bridge and jogged to the rear gantryway stairwell. She ran down four flights to Level Five and hurried to the terminus of the corridor. Keying open the hidden staircase entryway, she ran up the spiral staircase to Level Six. Inu Yasha met her at the top.
"I can't seem to raise that stupid monk, Kei! I've been up and down this dang hallway five times and it's a damned long one too but he just ain't here! There don't seem to be anything up here except for that box down that end and the window up that end." said the hanyou.
"You didn't try to open that window, did you?" demanded the svelte CO.
"Nai I didn't, Boss lady." he replied.
"Good because this ain't really a hallway and that's no box and that sure as Hell ain't no window! We are inside the barrel of the sonic beam ion cannon- in other words boyo- the 'God Gun'. That window up there is the gunport in our hull that the gun's beam is fired through and that box thing down that end is the gun's ionic beam generator. When this thing is fired, that generator produces an intense sonic ion beam of pure energy which travels at more than 110,000 times the speed of light! This entire level of the ship 'is' the 'God Gun' itself, boyo. Anyway- who you got on guard duty tonight?" she asked the big dog demon.
"My brother's on Level One, Spike Miroku has Two, Jessie's on Three, James has Four, Richard's on Five, I gave the monk this level, Kouga's on Seven, Meowth- that 'Pokey-thing' is up on Eight, Nick's got Nine and Angel's covering all the sublevels. Ain't nobody gettin' past him, man! He gives me the creeps! June's got my job next watch. Anything else?" he said. Kei shook her head.
"Nai. Just make sure they've all reported to their posts. Better do that now. Shimatta! You can't do that from up here! Go back downstairs to Five and call 'em. I'll have one more look around up here and then we'll go find that wayward monk!" replied the redhead. The half demon hustled down to Five and placed his call.
"This is Inu Yasha. All units report." he said, using a relay mike.
"Level One- all secure her, bro." said Sesshomaru.
Level Two's as quiet as the grave, Inny." said Spike Miroku.
"Level Three is A-OK." reported Jessie of 'Team Rocket'.
"No problems on Level Four either." said James of 'Team Rocket'.
"Level Five here. Quiet as a bloody tomb." complained Richard Moore.
"Boring as Hell up her on Seven." grumbled Kouga the wolf youkai.
"Level Eight and all's well." reported Meowth who was one of 'Team Rocket's' pokemons.
"Level Nine was quiet until the Boss showed up." chuckled Nick Wolfwood.
"All sublevels are secure and safe." said the vampire from Terran Los Angeles- Angel.
"Arigato, guys. Miroku! Report!" said an impatient Inu Yasha.
"Miroku here, big guy. I couldn't figure out how to get up to Six or down to it for that matter either so I came down here to the bar for a quick one. Good thing I did too! Lord Ivy was asleep on his feet. I'm closing up shop for him now. Oro are your orders? Where do you want me?" reported the monk.
"The Boss Lady says she don't want nobody up on Level Six so I guess I really don't need you tonight, pal. Why don't you try and grab soem shuteye. See you tomorrow, monk." said the hanyou.
"Found him, Boss Lady so you can turn in. My watches have all reported in. Miroku's in the bar closing up for Ivy. I told him to hit the sack." said Inu Yasha.
"Thanks, boyo. Think I will hit the sack." replied Kei.
"Oro's next on our agenda ashita, Boss?" asked Inu Yasha.
"Nothing until Emma shows up with the 'Queen' and the 'Sol', kid. After that we start a boring three week trek to 'Alderaan' to deliver Khan to 'Starfleet Command'. Then, er, look tomo mine, can you keep a secret- a really big one?" asked the redhead who was suddenly serious.
"Sure, Boss Lady. I swear on my Tessaiga that I will not tell anyone your secrets" replied the big hanyou with a grin.
"OK then I'll trust you. Not even Yuri knows this but after we exit 'Alderaan' we have a new mission. Repairing 'Kronos' didn't seal that rift so the higher-ups wanna try another tactic. We are to fire an ionic sonic beam into it from our 'God Gun' sonic cannon. You see- some artifact called the 'Glave of Krull' was being used to stabilize the 'feng shui' of the universe but now it's gone! Disappeared apparently a few weeks ago! If our 'God Gun' blast fails then we gotta find that shimatta glave thing and fire it into the rift too! That should restore the status quo at least it will according to Doctor Q and the 'G-Twins'! Understand?" explained the CO to the hanyou.
"Sure I do. It's well like Kagome would say a 'piece of cake', Boss Lady. I didn't even know there was folks living on other planets besides Earth, er Terra as you guys call it, until I wound up here! Oh- yeah! That 'Glave' thingy? Does it look like an oversized silver shurikin?" he asked.
Kei took out her PDO and tapped keys until an image appeared on its screen. Then she showed it to Inu Yasha. "It looks like this but why do you ask? Have you seen this thing?" asked Kei hopefully. She sure as jigoku did 'not' want to go on another scavenger treasure hunt if she didn't have to! Inu Yasha slowly nodded his head.
"Yeah, that's the thing! Ivy's got it. Kome picked it up for him a couple of weeks ago. Ivy said it would help him to free Richard or something. Only thing is I just saw Richard and he sure didn't look like he was in trouble unless you count oro Rachel does to him when he gets a snootful! That wench can really hit--" Kei cut off the doggie in mid thought.
"Ivanhoe's got the 'Glave'? You're sure?" she demanded, grabbing him by the shoulders and shaking him.
"Yeah, Boss Lady but the 'Chosen One' sure a sHell ain't gonna give it back- at least not until he uses it! He's taking it back home to Earth, er, Terra with him." said Inu Yasha.
"The Hell he is! If that thing ain't returned to where it came from, he will never get back to Terra! Look, boyo. Do me a favor, eh? When your watch ends, ask Ivanhoe to meet me in my quarters at 0900 ashita and have him bring that 'Glave' with him, OK?" said Kei.
"Sure thing, Boss Lady. It's getting late. You'd better get some sleep while you can. G'Night, Boss." replied the hanyou from the Sendoku Jidai Era of Feudal Terran Japan.
She nodded, said goodnight and left for her own cabin.
It was almost midnight and six levels up on the command deck (Nine) Spike Steigel had tired of his video games and he was watching an antique Terran anime about Samurai bounty hunters called 'Samurai Champloo' on his vidscreen instead. Just as he was about to go on break at 0200 to get his coffee and a snack from the galley/breakroom down the rear hall, Aelita trilled him.
"Gomen, er, excuse me, Mr Steigel. Sorry to bother you, sir." she trilled.
"Yeah, princess? Oro is it?" he tilled back.
"I'm receiving a signal from a ship called the 'USS Coriander', a 'Starfleet' battle cruiser. They claim that they've been ordered to accompany us to 'Alderaan' and provide us with protection against attack. Their commander wishes to beam aboard to discuss strategies with the vice-admiral. Should I awaken her, sir?" trilled Aelita.
"Definitely not! The poor kid looked absolutely whacked! I don't think the Boss Lady has slept in days, man! Patch that signal into my vidscreen and I'll speak with him, princess." said 'Cowboy' Spike. Aelita patched him in and Spike keyed his relay mike.
"Please identify yourself. This is the 'Lovely Angel 2' and I'm Spike Steigel, the acting exec. " said Spike. The screen displayed the image of a tall officer of the line wearing the latest in 'Starfleet' uniforms. However, the figure's back was turned to him.
"Greetings, Mr Steigel. I am Captain Kiva Nerese of 'Starfleet', commanding officer of the 'USS Coriander'. May I come aboard? We have teleport beaming capability."
Spike was about to complain about the lateness of the hour until Captain Kiva Nerese turned around and faced him!
END of Chapter 111. Chapter 112 'Spike Makes A Date' or 'Of Cowboys and XANA' to follow soon. Please r/r/s as always and have a cool weekend. Kami bles you all-K&K
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