Here's Ch 9-Pt 1 for Angel Wings. Enjoy-K&K
DISCLAIMER: OK Kabuto, 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 9 without further preamble:-
'Peri Meets Snow White' or 'Jonins in Jeopardy'
"I never give out my real name to weirdohs! How the Hell was I supposed to know that you guys were on the level, man?" cried Peri.
"If she is no longer a suspect I'll take Peri along with me. The Wing Commander (Yuri Donovan) wants to see her before I take her to the ship. The Marshall (Kei O'Halloran) wants her taken aboard tonight. Well girl, did you leave anything behind in my suite here? (Peri hefted her tote bag and shook her head) Then shall we go? Thank you very much, ladies and good evening." said Doctor 6, propelling Perpigillian Winkle Brown down the hallway to the office.
"Hi there, Miss Brown. It's a pleasure to make your acquaintance. Osawaru onegai er sit down please." invited 'Snow White' (of Seven Dwarves fame). Well, it could have been her only this 'Snow White' had long violet tresses, was seated behind an immense desk, offered Peri a hot cocoa and she was smoking a cigarette!
"Peri, this is Wing Commander Yuri Donovan." said the Doctor.
"Call me Yuri, Miss Brown." said 'Snow White' with a smile.
"Er it's nice to meet you, Yuri. Please call me Peri." said the girl from Terra.
"I er understand, Peri, that like most of our guests you arrived her sans (without) habiliments shall we say? (A red-faced Peri nodded) However, I gather that you've since learned how to use our replicators, haven't you? (Peri nodded again) Gomen er sorry for the snafu mixup and we'll be getting you back home to (Yuri glanced at her PDO's vidscreen) Terran Florida in AD 2010 just as soon as we can. In the meantime you and the Doctor will be going on a voyage aboard the 'Lovely Angel 2', one of our starships. Please go with Suba Oki er I mean Marina and she will take you to the 'Leonardo' which is one of our shuttlecrafts. If you have any pressing questions I would really appreciate it if you'd save them for the Marshall. You'll be meeting her ashita er tomorrow. Sayonara for now, Peri dear. Bye and have a safe flight over. Doctor, your TARDIS is already aboard I take it? (He nodded) Then bon voyage." said Yuri.
Marina saluted and took Peri's arm. Then she conducted Doctor and girl to the 'Leo' and saw them safely aboard. Mar wasted no more time in lifting off and had soon deposited her charges at the 'Angel'. Peri was of course goggle-aizued (goggle-eyed)! She had seen her share of spacecraft in her travels with the Doctors- this one (6) and his predecessor (5) a tall chap who had worn a cricketer's sweater, striped trousers, long white frock coat, a straw 'boater' hat, white buck shoes and he had habitually worn a sprig of celery in his lapel. Fate had decreed that Peri would be serving as the next Doctor's (7) companion as well. He would be an Irishman dolled up like an old Vaudeville comedian and he would carry an umbrella everywhere! Anyhow the teenager had never ever seen a craft quite like the 'Lovely Angel 2' before! A humongous red/white/blue spaceship resting on its starboard side. Peri counted and then recounted the levels- nine decks!
"Wowie! That is big, man!" she breathed.
"That she is, Peri. She has nine surface level decks and she's got five subsurface level ones. Pretty impressive eh? I almost pissed my pants the first time I saw the shimatta thing!" said Suba Marina Oki, laying a sisterly hand on Peri's shoulder. Then Marina led the way up the gangplank gantryway and onto the mighty 'Angel 2's main deck while Mar was busy docking the 'Leo' belowdecks in the bays.
"I dunno about you, kiddo but I'm thirsty! Follow me er unless you'd like to go up to your quarters first?" said Oki.
"Just long enough to dump off my bag, Suba." replied Peri and Marina grinned.
"Hey 'CC', take Miss Peri's tote bag up to her room for her and just where is her billet anyway?" said her companion.
"Of course my dear Marina. Miss Brown is up on Level Three, 'Omega' Sector, 'Galileo' Suite which is where Kenshin Himura and his tomos stayed last year when they were here. You've been a naughty girl, Miss Brown, haven't you? You told 'Oroson' that your name was Winkle not Brown, didn't you?" admonished 'CC' who as we all know by now is the 'UG'/3WA's surly and obnoxious central computer program aboard the 'Angel' and the 'Angel 2'.
"So? Winkle 'is' my name, my middle name anyway. Perpigillian Winkle Brown or Peri for short. Like I told that whacko brunette (Revy) and her kitty cat partner (Neko)- I never use my real name with someone I don't know! And-- (Marina Oki whispered something into the kid's ear) Suba Marina just told me to choose a keycode password or phrase for my room lock so use 'Soldier Key' 'cause I love to scuba around that islet a lot. Thank you, kind sir. Bye." said a suddenly polite Peri Winkle Brown.
"Very well. 'Soldier Key' it shall be, love. I'll take your gear up to your room, Honeychile, that I will. I'm gone so I'll catch ya on the flip side. Bye bye good buddy." said 'CC'.
"Radical, baby! I really dig where you're coming from, Moondoggie! Maybe we'll be catching a wave or two on the quarterdeck, Rocketman! Ten Four, good buddy. I'm gone!" replied Peri, leaving both Oki and 'CC' speechless!
"He er picks up slang lingo a lot and so do we but girl, I never heard that jive before, man!" said Marina and Peri grinned.
"Beach Bunny jive from the turn of the century, Suba." explained the giggling Terran girl.
A short lift ride took them to the rec room/bar of the ship. You'll recall that the dining hall was next door to the rec room/bar and both rooms were on Surface Level Two. The immense rec room was packed! There was 'SRO' at the bar so Marina and Peri took a table nearby. A nine or ten year old Terran schoolgirl with ashblonde pigtails jetted over to take their orders.
"Ami? Weren't you guys (meaning Tsukino 'Sailor Moon' aka 'Mooney' and her 'Mooneyite' sailor scouts) supposed to stay back in the dorms?" asked Marina and the kid shook her head.
"Nai, Suba. We're sort of an experiment of Doc 'Q' and Doc 'Wolfie' (Von Bork). We come along for the trip but we don't travel in the 'zero room' with the rest of 'em who are staying here. Then if we happen to vanish through that portal thingy it's great. If we don't, the Doctor guy ferries us back home. A win-win scenario plus the Boss gets more free kitchen help. That Miss O's a real cheap bitch, ain't she? Oro you guys want me to bring ya?" explained Ami Mizuno aka Sailor Mercury and Suba Oki exploded!
"Miss Mizuno! You watch your mouth, young lady! Marshall O'Halloran is still your commanding officer and you'd best not forget that! I'll have a 'Silurian Swirl' and Miss Brown wants a 'Sloe gin fizz'. Ami, you watch your language especially when talking about your superiors! Understand?" said Marina and Ami said 'yeah' and promised to behave. Then she jetted off to the bar where Rock and Revy had drawn 'BOD' duty or 'Bartender of the Day' this evening. Later as Peri was sipping her third gin fizz--
"Marshall? Like in the old wild and woolly West back home? That kinda Marshall, Suba Marina?" she asked and Peri was beginning to slur her words.
"Nai. It's a military title. Marshall's the rank above a full admiral and our Boss Lady's the youngest one in the 3WA, 'UG', 'Galactic Command' or even 'Starfleet'. Kei's only twenty. Well er so's Yuri technically but Kei is still older by two months. Peri stared at here like Marina had lobsters flowing outta her ears!
"Ya mean they're just kids?" she said incredulously.
"Yeah. So? You're a kid too, ain't ya?" replied the Suba sarcastically.
"Sure I am but on Earth the youngest admiral is twenty-eight and the youngest one that's female is almost sixty! During WWII in France Marshall Vichy was an old fossil, man! He was really ancient, Suba. He was sixty-four years old! I er couldn't never get up that high in rank even if I did join the service, Marina. Ya gotta have 'connections' to get promoted and my dad is er he was just a salvage diver. The Marshall and the Wing Commander must really have some friends in high places, man or else they just slept their way to the top like--" murmurred Peri when-- THWACK!
Oki was livid with rage and she had slapped the poor girl across the jaw- hard! "Don't you 'ever' say that again, Brown! I dunno how it is on Terra but here in the 'UG' and the 3WA you get promoted on pure merit and not on who your bedpartner was last night! You understand?" yelled Subaltern Marina Oki. Peri nodded and rubbed her face trying not to cry.
"Kei and Yuri both graduated from the Academy when they were fourteen years old and they are the best tro-cons (trouble consultants- intergalactic cops) in the business- bar none!" said Marina in a quieter voice when she saw everyone staring at them.
"Well Suba, it's been one long and very weird day. If you don't mind, I think I'll turn in. Which way to my digs?" asked Peri Winkle Brown, swallowing the dregs of her drink and getting unsteadily to her feet. Marina grabbed her arm and reached for her own drink (her second 'swirl').
"Upsy-daisy, kiddo. Time for beddy-bye. I'll take you up to your pad. All we gotta do is tell 'CC' where to take us and he will." said Oki.
"Er, 'CC'? Who is that?" slurred Peri.
Cont in Ch 9-Part 2