DISCLAIMER: OK Voltron, 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 129 without further preamble:-
'Dueling Dervishes' or 'Tale of the Jamie'
The 'Deadly Duo' were new best pals Serena aka Sailor Moon and Ed. Now instead of fighting with each other they found new ways to give headaches to the crew especially the 'Unholy Four'!
"Relax! They both went to the holodecks with Robin and Rachel. Conan, the Nijas, 'Ratty' (Master Splinter), Casey and April went with them and the scouts. Robbie or Rachel will trill us if they need any help. Yumi and Misao are right over there if we need them. Want a drink?" said Kaoru.
"Yeah. I need one! Arbor Mist Lighthouse please." replied Yuri while kicking off her boots and sliding out of her blazer.
"Arbor Mist Lighthouse and another Sling, Zanza!" yelled kaoru to the BOD, Sanosuke Sagahara.
"Coming right up, Missy!" yelled Zanza. "Hey Kenshin! Put down the cards and take these over to Missy and the Commodore stat!" yelled the last survivor of the Checki Houtai Regiment.
Kenshin Himura placed his dueling disk sleeve on the bar and turned to Oddo. "No peeking now- that would be cheating, that it would. I will be right back, that I will." admonished the ex-'Hittokiri Battousai' ('Legendary Manslayer'), picking up the two drinks and walking over to Yuri and Kaoru's table where the two girls were chatting merrily away.
Kaoru was telling Yuri all about the many adventures she and her friends had had in the 'Meiji Era' (late 19th Century) back in Japan on old Terra while Yuri was extolling the dark-haired firebrand with tales of her own adventures with Kei in the 23rd Century with the good old 3WA over the years.
"Your drinks, Ladies. My- you are both looking quite kawaii (lovely) this evening, that you are. Enjoy yourselves." said Kenshin politely.
"Hey Kenny! You playing or forfeiting? My damned monsters keep falling off the bar! Get back over here and finish this blessed duel!" grumbled the dwarf.
"Coming. I apologize for holding up our game my tomo, that I do. Now- where were we?" said Kenshin.
Instead of answering Oddo attacked with his 'Knight Errant' which sprung one of Kenshin's 'trap' cards. This caused Oddo not only to lose his monster and 400 lifepoints but to freeze his remaining monsters for two full turns! This (of course) caused the little fellow to groan and curse. Kenshin tried to be sypathetic.
"Oh dear. That drops you down to 1,600 lifepoints while I unfortunately still have 2,600 of them, that I do. Now it is my turn. I will place this card face down, switch my 'Castle of Fang' to defense mode and end my turn, taht it shall." said Kenshin which annoyed Oddo to no end.
"Oh just shut the Hell up, Kenny! You're even worse than Fingal! Must you always repeat everything like that? It really is most unsettling!" complained the dwarf angrily.
Oddo threw down a card emblazoned with a golden dragon. "I play 'Drago the Golden Guardian' in attack mode. I place a second card face down and use 'Polymerization' to fuse 'Drago' with the 'Dark Knight of Chaos' raising his attack points to 3,700 and 'Drago's' special ability allows me to banish any monsters of yours to the graveyard if they happen to be in defense mode. So- say 'sayonara' to 'Castle of Fang', Kenny my lad! Your lifepoints are now defenseless and after my next turn, I'll finish you off, Battousai!" crowed Oddo with delight.
Kenshin drew a card from his deck and placed it on the field. "I shall play 'Musashi, the Fierce Samurai' in attack mode, that I shall, my good tomo. This ends my turn, that it does." said Kenshin.
"I place 'Baby Ninja' on the field in attack mode. One more turn and then my monsters will destroy you. Your turn, Boyo!" replied Oddo.
"I use 'Musashi' to attack 'Baby Ninja', that I do." announced Kenshin and Oddo grinned impishly.
"Baka! You've activated my 'trap' card 'Time Wizard' which has caused time to speed up. My 'Baby Ninja' is now a full grown 'Warrior Ninja' while your poor 'Samurai' has aged into a decrepit old codger! (that destroys 'Musashi' of course, that it does! was oro Oddo wanted to say but he held his tongue!) Now that my mosters are free again, go 'Drago' and attack his lifepoints directly. Farewell, Battousai! 'Drago' has 3,700 attack points but since you only have 2,600 lifepoints, I'm afraid that your lifepoints are totally wiped out! I win, Kenny! A good duel though, me boyo laddie!" crowed the dwarf with delight.
"You are a true warrior, Oddo-San, taht you are. It was indeed an honour to duel aginst you, tomo watashi, that it was." replied Kenshin, bowing deeply to the dwarf. A sudden commotion at the bat caused them to turn in that direction.
"Hi there guys! Hey Zano! Get my pal here a Skotch and I'll have a beer!" yelled Jamie Wilson (the one travelling with Gene Starwind and company on the 'Outlaw Star'). He and Jamie McCrimmon (Doctor 2 and Zoe's travelling companion) had just entered the rec room.
"Where the oni (devil) have you two been?" asked Zanza, placing a fifth of 'Cutty' and a glass in front of the Scot and a frothy mug of cold beer in front of the other jamie.
"Takin' a wee bit of a constitutional around the ship to build up an appetite and a thirst, laddie." replied the tall Highlander.
"Yeah and we stopped by to watch the two kids playing 'Galactic warriors' upstairs on Deck 6. They looked so cute with those toy plasma rifles, man!" added Coop's (MEGAS's Terran pilot) best tomo.
"I didn't know that you guys had any toy guns aboard this old bucket." remarked Kaoru casually.
"We don't, Kaoru. Oro the jigoku made you think that we did?" asked Yuri Donovan.
Jamie just said that the kids had toy plasma rifles that they were playing with up on Level Six." answered the assistant master of the 'Kamiya Kassim' kenjitsu ryu (style of fighting with wooden swords called 'bokkas'). Yuri went totally white!
"Jamie! Who was playing upstairs?" she demanded worriedly.
" 'Weirdo' (Ed) and 'Moonie' (Serena). Why?" he replied.
"Because we don't have any 'toy' plasma rifles aboard, that's why!" yelled Yuri, already racing for the lifts.
END of Chapter 129. Chapter 130 soon. The usual stuff. Have a nice day. See ya soon-K&K
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