Wednesday, April 25, 2007

In the middle of a chain reaction part2

what happened previously in Lins Blog

I leave the lair. I end up in the closet and there's someone there waiting for me.
"Hey Austin." Its Chroma.
"Not now Christine." I tell her.
"Whats up lover?" she asks. I tell her about Lin and the seismic generator and the nuclear power plant.
"Ouch!" Chroma winced "Also you can't leave unless Prescott gives you permission can you?"

She was right. I'm not in command of anything anymore. So its off to see Prescott.

"So your telling me the synthoid that you created now has a seismic generator and is going to use it on a nuclear power plant." summed up Prescott.
"Yes." I confirm.
"Your sure you can resolve this without bloodshed and contamination." he asks.
"With Chroma and Crater I definitely can." I answer.
Prescott paused and scratched his chin.
"Can't let you have Crater. But I doubt I could stop Chroma going with you. I can only give you 12 hours. If you haven't succeeded by then I will alert the American authorities." He returned to his paperwork. Chroma and I got suited up.


We arrived in the power stations control center.
"Who the hell are you?" shouted one of the technicians. I didn't have the time to explain. So it was out with my weapon of choice the neural destabiliser.
"So thats what it looks like." said Chroma.
"What what looks like?" I snap back, technicians slumped over their desks. "We're here to avert a nuclear catastrophe Christine."
"She meant thats what your neural destabiliser looks like." said a voice from the shadows.

"Henchy!" I exclaimed. "Dude what are you doing here?"
"There's a mole in the union. I've tracked him down to here. When I get my hands on Captain Boomerang he's going to find out just what union busting is all about."Henchy was livid. I'd seen Henchy angrier but I certainly don't want to be in Boomerang's shoes.

"We need to shut the plant down and lock down the reactor core." I give the instructions for Chroma and Henchy to help me shut down the plant.

"So shutting down the plant will help?" asks Chroma.

"If the reactor core is tough enough to take the quake, yeah." I answer. "A small leak is possible but this way we don't end up with a 3 Mile Island and not a Chernobyl."

Chroma doesn't ask anymore questions and we finish in silence.

Then the first quake hits.

"If it comes to it are you willing to go all the way Koma?" asks Henchy coolly. "Cause if you can't I can.."

"No I can do it if I have to you two just get ready. Lin has company, hit hard hit fast we'll take them by surprise." I can do it. But it was nice for Henchy to ask.


this saga is finished in Lins Blog

Wednesday, April 18, 2007

Prescott has something to tell me

read what happened in Lin's blog

I'm in the lab working with Dr Tran. He knows his stuff but he's unable to make the right connections in his mind to follow the steps required to rebuild the Transfer relay.

"But if you just open the wormhole the cosmic energy will flow out anyway. So you need to make the Transfer relay so you can use the cosmic power in small amounts." I explain.

"But small amounts are not enough we need power." retorts Tran.

"Tran you have to start small and build up the power. The reason why it didn't work last time was that we thought we could transfer the cosmic energy through the portal and use it here. Thats the mistake. We need to redesign the Transfer relay so that we use the cosmic energy in the portal and generate the electricity through the Transfer relay." I thought I had explained myself more that enough but his expression was blank. "We turn the Transfer relay into a cosmic water wheel. The flow of the cosmic energy will enable us to generate electricity." I explain it at its most simple.

Then the penny drops.

"Ah!" replies Tran. "Its so simple and it's safe as well."

He rushes off to his team. It takes too long to explain all of this to Tran and his team. I could have this up and running in two weeks. Its going to take two months with Tran. Then Prescott turns up.

"Yes what do you want." I complain.
"There were some abnormalities in the results of your tests." he's blunt.
"The medical check we all took when we came back from Fiji?" I ask.
"Yes. That one." replies Prescott. "You were all given the standard tests CAT scans, radiation, tox-screen, blood, DNA. Standard Spearhead policy for post-assignment debrief."

"And..." I poke.

"The tests revealed above average mental and physical abilities." He smirked. "Putting it simply Koma you've lied to us."

"No you didn't ask." I clarify. "You assumed apart from the synthiod implants I was normal."

"Yes we did." the smile left his face briefly. "But now we know your not. Cosmic energy was detected. You will be evaluated as to your power levels and your threat level will be amended. Do not leave the base." He teleported out.

Do not leave the base 'eh! I walk into the closet. Instantly I'm in the lair. I smell something.

"Vadar Lin's been here hasn't she?" I enquire. She still wears the perfume I gave her.


"What equipment?" I ask. I'm naturally curious.

"A SEISMIC GENERATOR" answers Vadar.

"Ok what would Lin need a seismic generator? And why does that scare me." I say to myself.

"TO STOP A NUCLEAR POWER STATION." answers Vadar diligently.

Oh crap!

continued in Lin's blog

Thursday, April 12, 2007

I blame the beer.

Please follow the links as it will help you remember just whats com before, yes Jon IG this is for you.

Its been about 12 hours since we wrapped things up in Fiji.

The bad guys got beaten. The Australian embassy staff were saved during our fight with the International Guard.
Prescott, you remember him.
Stuck up tight-ass Englishman who thinks he's in charge of me. Well while I was saving the team, Prescott had an Special Forces team teleported in and the embassy staff were saved with little fuss. Not one person was killed.

When I got back with Psykan, Xeenon, and Major Force in tow I thought it would at least bring a smile on the Administrators face.
Well she was pissed. She went at me.
"You think I'm going to be impressed." her tone was caustic. "It was just a simple extraction and your super-buffoons screwed it all up."
"Buffoons!" I exclaimed.
"Yes buffoons. Your supposed to be an elite team but all you ended up doing was losing a member to a telepath and untold property damage in downtown Suva." she stopped there. Composed herself, sat down behind her desk. She did a few things on her laptop.
"You are no longer Assistant Administrator. If it was up to me your only concern would be Slipstream. But Prescott believes the team needs you, especially now with Ki-Yama injured. You can go know. But when your not playing super-hero you WILL be in the lab."

With that I was dismissed. Slipstream is a problem, the Administrator is under pressure to get the cosmic energy program back online. Free energy is a big thing. But last time it killed many and changed myself and two others. (my flashback of Slipstream)

I was then accosted by Vince (Vortex), Warren (Crater) and Justice Nichols.

Now Warren's only been here a few weeks He and Justine look rather close, he works fast.
"Koma now your coming to the party." slurs Vince.
"Party?" I ask.
"Yeah. Were having a bit of a celebration. For a first job well done." says Warren smugly.

Ki-Yama turned up, her arm in a brace. Even Aryis was there. The beer was nice. How Warren got Corona here I don't know.

Annabell showed up but it wasn't her crowd.
She left after trying to interest me in a meaningful conversation. I didn't need that. Sure she was once my goth girl but I was a different person back then. But I still know she's one of the few here I can trust.

Well after the beers were flowing and the music got played. Chroma showed up.
The rest of the night was a bit of a blur.
I remember a few things to do with Chroma. But not much else.

Then I wake up in the morning, in bed and someones next to me......

I check myself first, I'm naked. Thats not completely a bad thing. I check the someone next to me, long blonde hair, smells of perfume, I look under the covers. Its female I'm very sure of it.
She stirs.
"Morning Austin. Some fun last night eh!." mentions Chroma.
"Yeah." I answer still quite taken aback.
"You don't remember a thing do you?" she's not accusing me but it sure feels like it.
I nod with a pained look on my face.
"Oh well then I better give you something to remember." her smile is delightfully wicked.

I don't kiss and tell so well leave it there.

Wednesday, April 04, 2007

The fight you've all been waiting for

I teleport in and Ki-Yama is looking worse for wear.
Her right wrist is broken, as are a few ribs but she's still soldiering on.
"Took them both on didn't you?" I asked in a parental tone.
She scowls at me.
"Got Force though." she spits back at me.
"Blowing up a car wont stop Chroma." I reply.

"Of course you know that Austin." adds Chroma striding through the flames.
"Do you specialise in psycho ex-girlfriends Koma?" quips Ki-Yama.
"Just get out of here." I summon a portal for her. "Crater's with Vortex, send him over."
Ki-Yama limps through the portal and it closes behind her.
"That was quite chivalrous of you Austin." congratulates Chroma. "But I don't think there is going to be much left of you when I'm done." She slams her right fist into the palm of her left hand to emphasise just how ready she is.

My old habit would be to just get the hell out of here and leave someone else to clean up the mess. Unfortunately I'm the one in charge here, so the buck stops with me.

Chroma stops just short of punching distance.
"What are you waiting for, an invitation?" I ask.
"Well you are the weaker combatant here so I was just waiting for your one shot and then I was going to take you out." she answers plainly.
"No, Ladies first." I offer.
"Ok, your funeral Austin." she winds up and swings straight through the hologram of me. The power of the blow, spins her around ninety degrees in the opposite direction. Where I'm standing at the other end of the street with two blasters drawn.
"CHEATER!" she screams as I fire repeatedly. The lasers don't even dent her steel armor, but I knew that. I'm only trying to piss her off. She breaks into a sprint aimed right at me. I stop with the blasters, she's not going to get anymore angry. I set the shields on full and wait for the impact.

Its huge.

I'm thrown back down the street bouncing like a ball. Eventually I run into a building, I tense up for the impact. Finally stopped I get up. There's not much left of the wall I hit.
"Well thats the best test those shields have ever gotten." I tell myself smugly.

"You know what I hate Austin?" yells Chroma still running up the street toward me. "I hate singles nights. I hate people telling me what to do. I hate those little sausage dogs. I hate screaming children. I hate this uniform. " Her pace slows and she stops again in front of me. "But you know what I really hate?"

"You hate this double life you've been living being a mole inside the International Guard." I answer.

Chroma's jaw drops. "How did you know?"

"Its time to come back Christine." I pause for effect. "If you want to give all this up?"

She smiles."You little smart-arse. Yes I want out."

I'm about to tell her welcome back or something when someone falls from the sky.
In a green spandex suit with a bad haircut, Xeenon lies bleeding and unconscious in front of myself and Chroma.
In the air above Ayris just smirks. Burn marks from Xeenon's laser blasts pocket his suit and the ones on his face are slowly healing.
I look at Chroma she looks back at me. "I'm not picking him up." she snaps in disgust. "That loser has been hitting on me since the start. I'm sure he was peeping on me once." Chroma kicks Xeenon in the guts, he groans.

Oh well at least thats over.