Here's Ch 140-Pt 6-K&K
Mar blinked a few times, glanced down at herself and blushed a bright shade of crimson!
"Holy shit! Gomen er excuse me, Boss! Onegai!" she cried, snatching up Kei's blanket and wrapping it around herself.
"No more hard stuff for you, kiddo." said the redhead, suppressing a laugh.
"G'Night Boss and gomen er I mean I'm sorry, man!" said mar, running into ther own bedroom across the hall. The red-faced ensign trainee quickly yanked on fresh underthings and pulled on a set of pajamas- ordinary ones she'd repped up to replace that damned bunny get-up set! Then she slid into her bunk and went to sleep.
Next door Kei had trilled Mugghi and told her not to call them before ten hundred hours ashita. Then she too returned to slumberland. At 0515 hours Mugghi sighted their destination- at long last 'Workoh' was on the viewers! At ten hundred Kei and Mar were trilled awake by the white nekko.
Kei was up, showered and dressed ten minutes later. Thirty-five minutes later Mar managed to drag herself into the breakroom where Kei was on her third cup of java (and no hard stuff yet) having already devoured a hearty breakfast.
"Gozaimazou (Good morning) Mar. Sleep well?" greeted the bright-aizued and bushy-tailed redhead who was feeling quite refreshed following her long rest.
"Will you shut the Fxxx up for Christ's sake!" replied the grumpy blonde. "Ooh! My head hurts like Hell! How the oni can you stomach that crap?" moaned Mar. Kei chuckled then broke into a guffaw of laughter.
"Gomen, sorry I laughed at ya, Mar but you've got a hangover, that's all, kiddo! I did warn you not to drink Irish whiskey like itwas water ya know. After you have some breakfast and about six cups of strong black java I'll rep something up for that hangover of yours." replied a giggling redhead.
Soon Mar started feeling a bit more like her old self. Kei had been concocting a strange looking brew and now she handed it to the blonde.
"Drink this straight down and you'll be as right as rain before ya know it. I know this stuff tastes like crap but you gotta trust me on this one 'cause it 'will' work! I got this recipe from 'Cowboy' Spike. It's called a 'prairie oyster'." explained Kei.
Mar did as she was told after taking a long look at the foul-smelling mess and sniffing it dubiously.
"Yuck! That tastes like dirty sewer water strained through Kome's cruddy gym socks!" complained Mar.
"But you do feel better- right?" said Kei.
"Yeah, I er really do feel a little better. More like my old self, man! Oro's on the agenda for today, Boss?" asked the blonde, pouring a seventh cup of black coffee.
"Well- I was gonna do one more test firing but since we're already here let's get this crap over with and get back to Mars. First thing though, er, don't you think you should get dressed?" chortled Kei.
Mar was still wearing her pajamas. "Right-o, Boss. Won't be a minute." she said and disappeared down the hallway. Five minuutes later she returned in sweats and sneakers. Kei had already morphed into space gear.
"My skycycle's already loaded with the Mark and its 'hot' shell. I'm on my way to the bays. Soon as I ditch the Glave and clear outta that rift you fire the 'Kami Gun' right at that damned thing, got it? Think ya can handle that OK, Mar?" demanded her commander and Mar smiled.
"Sure. No sweat, kid. Good luck and come back safely, tomo watashi." replied Mar.
Kei rode the lift down to the bays and boarded her skycycle. She shot out of the airlocks and rocketed into the vortex.
"Hey 'CC'- tell me when I get in range of the core. I sure as hell don't like the looks of this place at all." trilled Kei.
"Roger that, tomo. You are six thousands metres away, five now, four, three, OK, twenty-five hundred metres. OK, Kei. You are now in range. Fire at will. Good luck." trilled her newest tomo.
"I think I liked the old you better!" growled Kei into her comlink. She shifted the Mark to her shoulder, winced a bit at the added weight of the shell, gripped the cycle tightly with both legs and sighted in on the exact centre of the core. "Ichi, ni, san. Firing!" she trilled. "Stand by on the transporter beams, Mar. As soon as I fire, get me the Hell outta here!" trilled Kei again. So saying, she fired.
Cont in Ch 140-Part 7