Here's Ch 164-Pt 2-K&K
"Er I guess over with Han, Jett and Spike (Steigel) in 'Harlock Villas'. (A motel ten kilos away). I'll pick you up at 1900 er seven tonight, Kome." said KR and his Auntie Yuri tossed him a residential vidpass codekey.
"You guys can use my place if ya wanna. It's only got three bedrooms so two of ya will have to share a room. I'm across the quad from here in 'Krillin Estates'- Unit 2608-D on the 126th floor." said a smiling Yuri Donovan.
"Arigatou Aunties. See you at seven and don't worry! I'll have 'Cinderella' home on time. I promise, Auntie Kei." replied KR, heading for the lift. Kei tossed him a motor vidpass codekey.
"Use my speeder. It's downstairs in Dock Bay X-27. Harry Potter will show ya where it is, kiddo." said his Auntie Kei with a chuckle.
"Arigatou Aunties- a lot! Sayonara for now. Until tonight, Kome." replied the 'Avenging Angel'.
"Arigatou, Boss, Miss D. I really like KR a lot and we really do appreciate the extra curfew time." said Kome.
"Just so long as ya ain't gonna be wearin' that lousy get-up tonight." replied the redhead. Yuri put a motherly arm around Kome's shoulders and steered her towards her own bedroom.
"Come on Honey and let's see oro we can find for you to wear tonight, shall we?" said Yuri and an hour or so later--
"Ooh! I just love it, Miss D.! It is ever so kawaii!" squealed Kome.
Yuri had put the kid into a very becoming pink tafetta and gingham party dress complete with matching pumps and purse. A fur trimmed pink cape and a black ribbon to bind her hair completed the ensemble.
"You really like it, Kome?" asked Yuri and Kome nodded excitedly.
"Oh yeah, man! It's so radical! So totally cool!" replied the teenager.
"Well then- it's yours." said Yuri.
"Wowie! Really, Miss D.?" bubbled Kome.
"Yes but only on one condition. That you start calling me 'Yuri' from now on. The shoes, purse and cape go with the dress and these too." said Yuri, handing her a pair of pink kidskin gloves.
Meanwhile across the esplanade quad--
Jett, Spike and Han were working on KR. Spike had lent him a grey suit while Jett had provided a white shirt and a striped tie and Han's contribution to the cause had been a pair of black loafers. Han then called the florist shop and had a corsage of kawaii pink orchids (from 'Darius 4') sent over to Kome. Spike ordered a bouquet of flowers and a box of chocolates for him while Jett made reservations for them at a swanky cafe, ordered the holovid tickets and tossed the kid a 1,500 credits vidchit holocard. "The gentleman always pays, son." intoned the big cowboy with the metal arm. Then the trio coached him on the correct conversations to be used on a first date.
Back at 'Nakasome Towers' Yuri, Mar and Kei were doing likewise with Kome Sawaguchi--
"Always act like a lady, Kome." instructed Yuri.
"Unless he stops acting like a gentleman, kid. Then it's OK to use a fast uppercut on him." advised a grinning Kei.
"Kei! Don't tell her to do that!" Kome- if a gentleman ever tries anything untoward on you, politely but firmly demand that you be taken back home!" instructed Yuri.
"And then if he still don't get the message?" asked Kei.
"Then you can beat the crap outta him." replied Yuri coolly. Mar attached the pink orchid corsage to Kome's dress and then the three 'Mamas' looked her over critically.
"Fix that makeup." "Shine those shoes better." "Ain't that dress a mite too short, girl?" "Stand up straight." and similar comments soon filled the room until--
Kome had finally had it with these three 'Mother Hen wannabes'! "Look! I'll be just fine. I appreciate all the help- I truly do but after all, it is MY date, ain't it, Moms er guys er ma'ams er sirs! Are you really sure that I shouldn't wear a nice pair of baggy jeans instead?" stammered Kome.
"Nai! No pants, Kome! A real gentleman like our KR prefers a lady without pants!" yelled Yuri.
"You guys know oro I mean, dammit!" she added quickly, her face bright vermillion. Then the front doorbell rang.
"I'll have her home on time, Aunties so don't bother to wait up. Goonight, Aunties, Mar." said KR after he had complimented Kome on her dress, she'd reassured the three 'Mother Hens' that all was cool, he'd held the door for her and she had finally bade her mums good evening. Kei's speeder was airborne when--
"Kome? You don't really wanna see 'Attack of the Killer Kongs', do you?" asked KR.
"Nai. I'd er rather-- aw, you'd think it was silly!" said Kome.
"Nai, I wouldn't, Kome. Go ahead. Oro?" replied KR.
Kome turned to face her date. "I'd rather just go somewhere and do some shooting. Then we could get some burgers and shakes and watch Terra rise from the roof of the old 'Waldess Towers' building." suggested Kome.
"Like old Robin would say- 'Sounds like a plan to me'. Let's do it. I know where there's a deserted glen that Uncle Don told me about and I'm damned sure that Auntie Kei has some spare ion cannons in the boot of this speeder." said KR.
A few hours later saw them both standing hand-in-hand and watching Terra rise in the Southern skies from the roof (oro oro was left of it!) of the old 'Waldess Towers' building. Meanwhile--
"Let's call the hospitals again!" suggested Yuri Donovan.
"No way! I still dunno how I let ya talk me into letting you call 'em the first time!" replied the Boss angrily.
"Hi there. We're back, guys." bubbled Kome.
"Hello Aunties, Mar." said KR.
"Oro the oni do ya mean by keeping our Kome out to this un Kami-ly hour?" exploded Yuri.
"Gomen! Excuse me, Miss D. but are you smoking dylithium or something? It is only 0130 hours so we're right on time and er Boss- (she whispered) KR was a perfect gentleman and I can't wait until our next date." crowed the ecstatic trainee after KR had departed a few minutes later.
"Kome? Perhaps you er shouldn't go out with him anymore." said Yuri softly.
"Why the Hell's that?" demanded an angry Kome.
"You are from this era- 2251 AD- right? (Kome nodded) Well, KR is really from his own era in this century- 2268 AD. When the rift finally closes, he and Annie will more than likely return to that year along with the Doctor, Leila and K-9. Honey, I don't want to see you set your heart on someone that you cannot possibly ever have. Understand?" asked Yuri very quietly and Kome began sobbing uncontrollably.
"Christ! Way to go, vacuumhead! Oro'd you say to that poor kid? There, there, Kome. Auntie Marlene is gonna make everything right again for you. Don't cry, Sweetie." purred the blonde.
"Don't be promising something you can't deliver, kid." advised Kei from the kitchenette where she was repping them up a bedtime snack. Mar looked as confused as jigoku!
"Yuri told her she can't have our godson for a steady boyfriend. Get the picture?" added the redhead, pouring out four mugs of java. Thankfully KR had left long before the waterworks had burst. The three 'Moms' had apparently forgotten all about KR's current heartthrob- 'Derringer' Merrill Stryfe from 2268's 'Gunsmoke'. Kei finally decided to (tactfully?) explain matters to the blonde navigator.
"Kome wants KR. She can't possibly have him and it's all Doc Q's fault." explained the redhead.
Yuri was astonished to say the least. "Just how the oni do ya figure that it's Doc Q's fault, dummy? If anone's to blame it's your counterpart- Keisie! She blew that hole in the frigging universe! All Doc Q's trying to do is to fix oro the Hell she screwed up in the first darn place!" yelled Yuri hotly.
"Don't call me a dummy, you airhead! If 'Cueball the Screwball' hadn't of built 'Kronos' in the first shimatta place we'd have never wound up with the O'Halloran 'Ark in Space' and KR would still be in 2268 AD with Annie Hathaway!" Kei fired back angrily.
"But Kei- if those two kids really wanna stay together can't we do like we did for Nat, Caggie and Flaysie? You remmber? The 'Zero Room' that 'CC' made down on one of the sublevels? It's still down there, isn't it?" asked Marlene matter-of-factly. Kome came back in drying her aizu which were still red from crying. She'd changed back into sweats and accepted a mug of java from Mar.
"Everything's cool now, guys. I'll be OK. I know that KR and Annie gotta go back home to 2268 and that I can't go with 'em nor can they remain here in 2251. I think the reason Nat, Cag and Flaysie were able to stay here was 'cause they ain't originally from this Century or anywhere near this place itself. At least that's how Rathie explained it all to me. Hey, did ya hear? Granny Fiona just told me that Caggie and Flaysie have decided to join Gene's 'Outlaw Star' crew after all! Seems they figger they need some more starship handling experience before they can pilot their own ship. So with Nat and Tracey aboard along with 'em we'll probably be seeing quite a bit of 'em from now on." said Kome, trying hard not to start bawling all over again.
"Just how do ya figger that, kiddo?" asked Yuri.
"Oh that's right. You guys don't know yet, do ya? I thought for sure that Starfire had blabbed that news to the whole quadrant by now!" replied Kome.
Cont in Ch 164-Part 3