Here is AW Ch 37 Part 4 so enjoy and toodles-K&K
Looks like we go to 5, my tomos.
"Well! Will ya look at oro (what) the neko (cat) dragged in? Where'd you spring from, Nickie?" demanded 'Derringer' Merrill Stryfe. "Folks, some of ya may remember the preacher here- Nicholas D Wolfwood." she added.
"Oro's (What's) the 'D' stand for?" asked Leona Ozaki.
"Don't ask. It's unpronounceable, Leona." answered Gene Starwind.
"You guys know Wolfie? Reverend Wolfwood is the 'Liberator's chaplain." explained Lynch.
"Did this 'reverend' here tell ya he's a 'gunman', a 'Gung Ho' gunman? And he's almost as quick on the draw as our own Vash the Stampede?" chuckld the 'Blonde Bomber' who was headed outside with Neko Olson to defuse her 'party favours' around the building.
"Now see here, my children! I am not as bad as all that ya know. Didn't you hear Commander Lynch? I'm a chaplain now." grinned Wolfwood. "Where's Legato these days?" he asked.
"Pilotin' the 'Angel 1' or the 'Angel 3'. I forget which. How've ya been, Nick?" replied Kei and she faced Garner.
"All this 'Ghostie' now a 'GPI' crap is for real then, 'Uncle Charlie'? Really and truly?" she demanded and the big cheese chief nodded.
"Yeah, it's all on the level, Boss." said Don Poporo.
"OK, that's good enough for me. Yuri! Deactivate that damned 'neutralizing barrier'. I guess we're all going the Fxxx home, right boyos?" growled the redhead.
"If we can hitch a ride on the 'Angel 2' we are, Katie." replied Gooley. He didn't fancy another night with the 'I talk in my sleep' Poporo and the 'Restless all night' Garner!
"Anyone who wants to ride back with us is more than welcome. Zackie? Where ya headed?" replied Kei.
"Back to 'Venus Central Command', Reds. I was told that you have one of my ex-officers here. Ensign Marina Oki? I want to take her with me if that's OK with you, ma'am?" asked Zero and Kei shrugged.
"By now she's back at the Academy on 'Shimougou', Zackie. She's welcome to join back up wth ya again if that's really oro (what) the 'Suba' wants." replied the Boss with a mischievous gleam in her emerald aizu (eyes).
"Suba? As in 'Subaltern'? Ya made a mistake there, love. Marina Oki is only an 'Ensign'." corrected Zero's exec.
"The 3WA and the 'UG' Command promoted her a few times so I seriously doubt that she'll want to go back to being a lowly 'Ensign', pal." said Kome Sawaguchi.
Zero sighed. "I guess we can get to 'VCC' a few days late. Mr Lynch, we are escorting the 'Angel 2' back home. Please inform the 'VCC' and the 'UEF' of our change of plans and new destination. Anyone who's flying back with us grab a sled and follow me. Wagons roll!" chortled Zeo.
"Pack up your junk and grab a transport to the 'Angel 2'. My ship is leaving here in half an hour. Zack? As of now the 'Liberator' is a 3WA vessel. That means you take your orders from the ranking 3WA officer and that would be me. Got it?" said Kei igniting a cheroot.
"You? I'll be damned if I, a Captain, take any orders from a 3WA 'Lieutenant' (Kei's rank the last time she and Zero had crossed paths) and a female to boot! Chief Garner, aren't you the ranking 3WA officer here, sir?" demanded Zack Zero and Charlie shook his head.
"Nope. The 'Marshall' here is, son." he replied with a twinkle in his grey aizu (eyes). Zero noticed Kei's uniform blazer which she had just thrown across her shoulders.
"Marshall? All the way from second looey to Marshall in less than five years? I must be on the wrong Fxxxing police force! Got any openings in the 3WA, Charlie?" chortled the 'UEF' Captain and Anton pointed to his wristchromo urgently.
"It's almost 0900 (9 AM) and we gotta lift off before that gravity well 'window' closes at 1000 hours (10 AM). Let's motor, people! Pack up and move out! That's an order, Ladies and Gents!" shouted Gustav.
"Take it easy on that 'Time Sight' equipment, dammit! It's really damned delicat!" warned Sally when Revy, Neko and Rukia almost dropped a crate of chemicals and instruments which they were carrying up the 'Raphael's ramp. Kira insisted on helping until 'Reverend Nick' saved Sally and Kira's 'array beacon antennae' Kira had dropped before it struck the deck.
"Be careful, Ryuuk! They're 'plasma bombs'! Stop juggling them like apples, dammit!" yelled 'Bomber Mae' Hopkins.
"Light! Light Yagami! Tell your trained ape to stop fooling around with my explosives, dammit!" growled Kei.
"Here's some apples. Go wait for me on the 'Raphael', Ryuuk." said Light and he went back to loading the 'Blonde Bomber's pyrotechnics.
By 0930 hours (9:30 AM) the 'Raph' was loaded and Kei rocketed off. The skysleds had left at 0915 hours (9:15 AM). Six of them returned to the 'Liberator' with Zero's gang while the rest went back to the 'Angel 2' to prep the ship for an immediate liftoff. The 'Raph' docked aboard its 'Mother' ship at 0945 hours (9:45 AM) and Kei ordered Kome to relay the 'Liberator' to lift off at once. Zero left at 0950 hours (9:50 AM) and the 'Angel 2' followed at 0959 hours (9:59 AM) beating the grav well 'window' by a hole sixty seconds! Talk about close timing eh?
Kei had Nami relay 'Furool (Foo-Lon) City's coordinates to Zero's 'navvie' and then both ships' commanders put their vessels on 'George' and relaxed.
"Another week and we'll be back home again, Kei." crowed Yuri.
"Terrific. I can hardly wait., Vacuumhead. I'm gonna sack out until dinnertime. Gene, the comm is yours. I'll be in my quarters on three but don't call me unless the Universe is invaded. See ya later, tomos (friends)." yawned the tall redhead. After she'd gone Yuri pouted and then smiled.
"Aw, the Hell with it! I'm going swimming. Anybody else wanna come?" she invited.
"Oh I say! That's a capital idea, Commander. Where can I purchase some swimming gear? I have cash and cards. Where's this jolly old pool anyway?" asked the 'WOOHP' spygirls' jovial boss- Jerry Lewis.
Neko giggled and Revy laughed. "Ain't ya learned nothing yet, Pops? We 'rep up' anything we want or need." chuckled 'Lagoon' Revy.
"And our 'pool' is on the holodecks one floor down on Level Eight. Just come with me, Dad. Coming Revy? Spies? Anyone?" said Neko ushering Jerry to the liftbanks.
"Only one flight, my dear you say? Then why don't we jolly well walk? Good for the old ticker, what?" said a jovial spychief guiding te 'nekomata' girl toards the gantryway stairs. Revy and the 'spies' (Sammy, Alex and Clover), their LA pal Mandy, the 'Ice Road Brigade' (Hugh, Alex, Bear, Drew, Rick and Eric), Nick Wolfwood, Blue and a few others soon joined them. The rest opted to ride down with Yuri who hated walking anywhere when she could ride instead.
Of the twelve 'holodeck' rooms eleven were already in use.
The Saiyaans (Vegeeta and Goku) were playing 'Duel Monsters' in #1 while Ivanhoe's mob was using #2 to play Robin Hood. The third room was marked 'Reserved for CO' which meant #3 was set up for Kei's target practicing. In #4 some of the kids were playing Alice in Wonderland and in #5 the game was chess betwixt the White and Black Guardians of the Universes. In #6 the Elf Hunters were- oro (what) else?- Hunting elves while #7 was being used by Merrill, Melissa, Ila, Jeannie (Genie) and Louie for a game of 'treasure hunting'. The newlyweds Trace and Nat Edwards had set up #8 like a miniture golf course and in #9 Flay Allster and Cagalli Yula Athna were solving the 'Seven Doors' mystry from the 1961 Terran film 'Thief of Baghdad' in order for the hero to get to the aoishi (blue) rose for the sultan's daughter and in #10 'Starfleet's Reg Barkley (Barclay) was the swashbuckling pirate Captain Vallow- the Crimson Pirate himself. InuYasha and his tomos (friends) were in #11 playing 'Forbidden Kingdom' with the big disgruntled hanyou as Son Goku the Monkey King much to his chagrin but he had found out the hard way that Kagome's 'Sit boy!' worked even with Yuri's 'neutralizing field' in place! So he was quietly playing his role of Son Goku from both Journey to the West and Sai Yuki whether he liked it or not!
Cont in Ch 37- Part 5