Here's Ch 172-Pt 2-K&K
"You can't mean Soto Higurashi's place, can ya? (Solo nodded and poured them each a belt of 'Old Bushmills') Does she know that they don't allow dogs in there- evn talking ones? (Han shook his head as he lit Kei's cigarette and his own cheroot) Aw- I guess she can go but send Rally and Annie with her. You and Legato better tag along too- just in case. In fact- take the kiddies and anybody else who wants to go and make a day of it. Use aircars and speeders for the jaunt. Nai- wait a sec- we're expecting snow so use skysleds instead. Anything else, Han?" she asked.
"Nope. Think I'll just mosey on down to the chuckwagon and strap on the old feedbag. See ya, Reds." he replied and left for the dining hall. Kei couldn't help chuckling to herself at thought of the upcoming trip ashita.
"So- Soto thinks that I'm a bloody menace to his precious damned mall, wait until he meets Ed and the Rocketts! He'll go bonkers!" she thought and grimaced in pain. "Ooh! My head aches and my tummy's doing somersaults. Must be the change in atmospheric pressure but maybe I'd better eat something." mused the redhead while she pulled on a red tracksuit jacket and red sweatpants over her white tank top and grey 3WA gym shorts. "Ah- ashita and I will be home once again! Feels like a Fxxxing eternity since I was last home. I sure hope little Kashi didn't miss me too much." she thought while she was tying the laces on her red cross trainers (sneakers). 'Old faithful' (her trusty Mark XIII ion cannon) was nestled in the waistband of her sweat pants covered by her jogging jacket. She jogged down the gantryway stairs to the rec room below and waved to Big Spike Miroku behind the bar before continuing next door to the dining hall. Sitting with her flight crew was- Kei? Herself? Nai! That was frigging impossible but who?
Oh it's the 'Gokusen' (Yakuzza teacher) Ojou and the kid was wearing an identical outfit to the Boss's own!
"Gozaimasu er good morning to you, Boss. Have some breakfast with us. You know it's the most important meal of the day, don't you?" invited Yamkumi.
"It's me. Yamkumi er Ojou. Remember?" she asked when Kei merely stood there and stared at the AD 2006 acting kumichko of Clan Ooedo.
"My Kami! They look just like the Bobsey Twins, Legato, don't they?" joked Han Solo and Blue grinned.
"Mornin' all. Mushi mushi (Hello or Hi there) Yamkumi or do you prefer Ojou? ('Ojou if you don't mind, Boss' answered the girl from Terra) Gomen er sorry kiddo but Han's right! We're as alike as ni er two peas in apod! My usual, Jess and have Spike send me over a 'Cruiskeen Lawn' (small jug of irish hooch). Arigatou, kid." ordered the redhead.
"Ojou er teaches in a pretty tough school, Boss. Hence the jogging suit and trainers." explained Fuji. Kei waved him off.
"Uh huh. We make planetfall ashita er tomorrow and I understand that you wanna go shopping, kid.Yuri and me will be real busy with reports and the usual crapola red tape, however, my two staff 'looies' (Lieutenants Rally Vincent and Annie Hathaway) can take you so long as Han and Legato accompany you. I'm sending the kids along too- for a treat. Gomen kid but there are no inus er doggies allowed so the pooch stays home. OK, it's true oro you've heard. Yuri and myself are considered 'persona non gratis' at that mall as are Kome and Mar which means we ain't welcome there. Besides I wanna see my little Kashi but you guys go and have fun. Remember though- no mention of me, Yuri, Kome, Mar, the 'Lovely Angels', our 'other' moniker, the 3WA, 'UG' or anything like that or they'll boot your ass outta there so fast you'll think you're travelling through hyperspace!" said Kei and chortled while she chowed down on a breakfast huge enough to choke a jacaronda!
"Who in the Sam Hell's this 'Little Kashi'?" demanded Ojou.
"Her fifteen foot pet python." answered Marlene quietly.
"Oro! I thought sure you were kidding that night, Blondie! Don't any of you baka idiots have 'normal' pets?" asked an incredulous brunette Yakuzza princess.
"Yuri's got Naruda and she's only a kitty cat. The scouts had Luna and Artemis and they were nekkos er cats but they were nekomatas er magic cats. Sango had Kirara but she was a nekomata too. She was a youkai er a demonic cat. K-9's a robot, Ein's a datadoggie, Nammo's a thing and Mugghi's a genetically altered lifeform nekko-like android and er--" explained Kome while ticking off pets on her fingers.
"Enough already, kid! We get the picture. Right Ojou?" cut in Fuji and his mistress nodded.
"Who the Hell are you calling an idiot! You've got a talking inu for Kami's sake! He even smokes, drinks and wears his own fuku (clothing)! Hey wait just a minute here! Yuri, gimme your vidcell, willya?" yelled Kei and Yuri tossed her cell to the Boss.
"Who ya gonna call, Boss?" asked a curious exec officer.
"Hi there. Patch me through to Furool Central Data Base, if you please. Morning. I'm trying to reach Edna er that is Junior Tro-Con Cadet Edna Jordan of 'UG' onegai. Gomen er sorry but I do not know her vidcell data link code, however, i do know that she lives somewhere in the 'Genin' district of the 'Shinobi' prefecture. She's a 3WA operative, fella. Oro the Hell do ya mean she's got an unlisted classified data link code! This is Admiral Keirran Deirdre O'Shaughnessy O'Halloran of the 3WA and the 'UG', Goddammit! I'm calling from the 'Lovely Angel 2', pal. Look- confirm my ID with Garner or Gooley at HQ if ya don't believe me and get me cadet Jordan you baka moron- now! Oro? OK, my VDLC is (Yuri mouthed the words 'Z Y 0 6 2 7' adn Kei repeated them to the operator). OK. Arigatou. Trill me back when you get her. Sayonara." said the enraged tro-con, slamming the vidcell unit down onto the table. "We cannot give out unlisted classified vidcell data link code without proper authorisation, Miss. Can ya believe-- (The vidcell twittered and Kei answered it) Hai? O'Halloran here. Oro? Yeah, arigatou man. Hiya Edna, it's me- Kei. Oro? Your boss, sweetie pie! How's my Kashi doing? He did? Good, Ella was complaining about that damned thing the last time she was over at my plave! And Naruda? Great. Arigatou, kiddo. Yuri sends her ai (love) too. See ya ashiata, Edna. Say mushi mushi to Tomoh for us. Sayonara for now, kiddo." finished Kei and she tossed the vidcell back to Yuri who pocketed it.
"Kashi finally ate that mouse you and Ella have been yapping about. Naruda is just fine. Tomoh misses us both and Ella is going bonkers with Lily. Just how in the Hell does a junior tro-con cadet who ain't even a trainee yet rate an unlisted vidcell data link code, Yuri! I'm gonna have me a serious talk with Uncle Charlie (Garner) when we get home!" yelled a fuming firebrand Hellcat.
"Heavens be to Almighty Christ, Kei! Give it a rest already! Can't we have just one peaceful yobi (day)- for once? Ashita and we'll be home!" yelled an angry Yuri and Kei gazed steadily at her comrade-in-arms.
"We'll finally be back home at long last but oro about everyone else? There's still a better than fifty- fifty chance that some of our kiddies will never see their homes again. Didn't you say that very same thing yourself not too long ago?" replied the Boss quietly.
"Touche (Too-Shay) Kei! I really deserved that one but still- can't we at least try and act civil for this one last day before we arrive back home- onegai?" pleaded Yuri earnestly and Kei grinned.
"Sure thing, kiddo! I'll be a real good lil girl for the rest of the day, tomo watashi. I promise! Let's just take the whole day off and have us a blast! In fact--" said Kei with an impish grin.
END of Ch 172 'We Aren't In Shirokin Anymore, Fuji' or 'EJ- Phone Home!'. Ch 173 'Are You Ready For Some Football?' or 'Killers vs Hawks- First Half' coming soon. R/R/S away and kami bless you all. SYS and SFN. Ja mata and have a super weekend. Toodles-K&K
Cont in Ch 173