Here's Ch 21-Pt 2 for ya. Enjoy-K&K
"Because we don't know how to activate the Fxxxing thing, Ensign, that's why!" exploded the dark arts/forbidden jutsu Ninja shinobi Jonin.
"Oh. Sorry I asked, sir." she replied.
"My apologies, Ensign. Ah- 'Black Jack' at last. Mr Bishop? Change our heading SSE another six degrees and increase warp to 25. Hold that course and speed for the next five hours. Gul, I want to know when we reach 'Omega'. I'll be down in my (Kei's) cabin on three. 'Kitty' my dear? I want an encrypted relay line patched through to the captain's quarters. Trill me when that is done please. Villgas, please have some food repped up for our other guests (Captain Kiva Nerese and Sapper Treanna Knox) down in the cells. Mr. Barkley? I trust that you are more sensible than Miss Nerese was? (Reg Barkley glowered at him and nodded. Kiva had launched a kick at Shishio but Cordelia had blocked it and then koshed the Bjorn with her plasma rifle. Viscious had ordered Nerese to be placed in a cell beside Treanna Knox. As a precaution both girls had been searched- thoroughly- and left barefoot wearing only a kimono in the brig on five.) Good. Villgas will serve dinner after he has seen to your two comrades below. Cordelia, you're with me please." said Orochimaru and he led the way to the express lift.
Shall we see how our ice roaders have been faring? Of course none of them have the slightest inkling of the skullduggery afoot practically under their very noses!
END of Ch 21. Ch 22 soon. Getting interesting eh? Wonder how we'll do at the Gate? Read on and r/r/s away as always. Have a wunnerful day and sfn/sys/jm/Kami bless you all for your interest and assistance. Hooble-toodle-doo! Toodles tomos watashi-K&K
Cont in Ch 22