Yay! We done it gang! Three parts it is. Here's Ch 53- Pt 3. Enjoy-K&K
"Calm down me old boyo. Nobody is accusing you of anything, Odo. Sit down. Please. I just need your help with something, that's all. You are not in any trouble, tomo watashi (very good friend). (Odo sat and accepted the repped goblet of mulled wine the blonde handed him) OK here is my question. During your er shall we say 'explorations' of the ship have you ever noticed any things like this aboard anywhere? (Mar indicated a holo of a metallic armoured fighting suit much like a knight such as Ivanhoe might wear) It's called a Type 40 mobile fighting combat suit. (Odo looked carefully and slowly shook his head) You're quite sure, tomo?" asked the blonde in a soft and kindly tone of voice. The dwarf continued shaking his head sadly.
"Sorry mum but in all me excursions I ain't never ever laid me two eyes on nothing like that thing, Your Ladyship." said Odo.
"Ye do believe me, Lady Marley, don't ya? I'm tellin' you the truth! Honest!" he blubbered throwing himself to his knees on the floor in front of Mar.
"Of coure I believe you, Odo. (She hugged him reassuringly like a mother might do to her son) OK then just do me a favour and keep your aizu (eyes) open for me. If you run across any of those things onegai (please) let me know. Right? More wine, my friend?" said Mar but Odo shook his head.
"No thankee very much, mum but I was supposed to meet Lady Rebecca for tea at eight and now I'm running late." he replied consulting one of the several wristchromos on his arm and then quickly pulling his sleeve back down over them. Mar nodded.
"Off you go then. Good night Odo and domo arigatou (thank you very much) for your assistance." she said. He bent down and kissed her gloved hand which caused Mar to blush a bit. She couldn't help giggling at his old-fashioned ancient Terran chivalrous manners so she didn't notice when he slipped off her climbing bangles, 'morphing' bracelet, wristchromo, fanny pouch, gunbelt, trilling earring, laser sword hilt, Mark XII disruptor pistol and ammo packs, extra power pack clips, Mark III mini blaster, small ion cannons, belt, necklace and locket, wallet, vidcode keys, vid override codes, vidcell, PDO unit and lastly a vidfile folder marked 'Top Secret/Aizu Only/Gundam Experiments Circa AD 2041' and hastily and cleverly stowed away all his goodies in his many capacious pockets beneath his long grey cloak.
"Don't forget now Odo. We are all dependingon you. I am depending on you, tomo." said Mar quietly but earnestly. Odo tipped his cap and pulled his forelock while dropping to one knee.
"Don't you worry, Milady. You can always count on Odo." replied the dwarf and he saluted and departed.
Odo had made friends with one of Lord Falco's men, a sergeant-at-arms named Gerald Randolph who was a fellow ne'er do well like Odo. He and Odo liked to play 'skittles' (lawn bowling) up on the holodecks and met there quite often. As soon as he'd left Mar's digs he made a beeline for the lift and rode up to Level Eight. He keyed the 'archway' for Holodeck Room number four before entering 'Sherwood Forest' where Gerry was busily setting up the 'skittles' for a new game.
"Wanna play, Odo me friend?" asked Randolph but Odo shook his head and beckoned him to join him at one of the tables in the wooded glen.
"Wait'll ye see the haul I just made, Randy!" chortled Odo and his pal sat down with him while Odo dumped his booty out and spread it across the table.
END of Ch 53. Ch 54 'Honour Amongst Thieves' or 'The Dwarf's Discovery' soon. Getting interesting eh? Wonder how our heroine’s gonna get outta this one? 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
I dickered over this chapter’s titles. Let me know if I got ‘em right eh?
PS- I really do appreciate all your loyalty and support over the years my tomos watashi all! And you can take that to the bank folks!-K&K
See ya next blog post. Toodles-K&K
This one may be lengthy. Sorry.- K&K
Cont in Ch 54