Tuesday, November 18, 2008

The Lair is where? - Exposition time again.

~ When last we left off Koma had just discovered that the old lady Gladys wasn't an old lady but a clone of the Australian Hero The Cavilier. How did this happen? Well here's how. ~

"Yes your right she is a clone of the Cavilier. But how does that lead to getting us out of here?" enquires Fortuna.
"That depends my dear on where Koma's lair is." adds Silver awakening from his induced coma.
Fortuna checks the large simian. Silver however is more concerned with our current predicament.
"Fortuna I'm quite sure that your talents are needed elsewhere especially if we are trapped here on the moon." And with that the talented Gorilla reveals the location of my lair.

Its a few minutes later and I'm sitting in front of Fortuna, Gladys, Henchy, Silver and Chroma. All but Chroma knew where the lair was and the true nature of our situation.
"Spill it Koma no more hiding." demands Henchy. "We want it all, now."
"Just tell them Austin." encourages Chroma.
So I tell them that the lair is on the Moon and after I used my sattelite array to teleport us here whoever we have been up against jammed the sattelite array.
"Hang on you've got two ways to teleport, the sattelites and a dimensional gateway. Why can't we use that?" asks Fortuna.
"Yeah. What she said." agreed Henchy.
"The gateway requires two points to connect to." I explain. "There are only three operating right now. Me, the lair and one on Mars. We need to get a gateway on the earth."
"Surely you have escape pods Koma." suggests Silver. "We could send a gateway in one of them."
"Yeah I thought that far ahead Silver but I also thought far enough to send an empty one. It got shot up on re-entry." I tell the simian techno-mage.
"So I'm the only way out then?" quivers Gladys realising what she has to do.

Fortuna tried for an hour to work out another way. She even demanded to have me send another escape pod. This time WITH a gateway in it. It got blown up just like the others.
"We have to de-age Gladys you that. We can do it, genius remember." I point to myself smiling trying to be positive.
"If she dies I will never forgive you." spits Fortuna she stroms off.

An hour later and Silver and I have prepared the chamber for Galdys. Henchy is hanging around like a bad smell.
"If she's a clone of a dude how come she's a chick?" asks Henchy.
"Its hard to make perfect clones of people with powers. The DNA can be replicated perfectly but the result will often be less than the original. Powers are effected by more factors than just DNA. We found that out when we made Ayris." I reply and Silver picks up where I left off.
"Ayris wasn't invlunerable nor did he have the energy abilities of the original Cavilier. He wasn't cared for or loved." adds Silver.
"We'll work on the Nature versus Nurture argument later." I interupt. "Basicly it was easier to flip the Y chromosome to X. Yet you got the aging out. I thought Fortuna had worked that out?"

"Your right she did." answers Silver. "But the government wanted Fortuna to make an army of Cavliliers. She sabotaged the plan by making Galdys older."

"So do you understand now Henchy?" I ask.
"Whats DNA?" replies Henchman.

"Are you sure this will work?" asks Galdys emerging in a robe.
"Fortuna and I both guarantee it. " I reassure her. "Please enter the chamber."
Gladys drops the robe and enters the chamber.
"Old lady skin arrgh!." screams Henchy and he sheilds his eyes. "My eyes, my eyes."
"Henchy!" I scold.
"Hey man where is Deadpool he'd be loving this." continues the Henchman.

"Now or never Silver." I order. Silver starts the process and I think to myself. Is this how Frankenstien felt?

Thursday, November 13, 2008

Cloning up a storm.

"Tell me what she is?" I demand.
Fortuna's just finished healing my hand her warm smile shifts becoming a frown.
"Actually I'm quite surprised its taken you this long to work it out." she sighs.
"It was the barcode tattoo that tipped me off." I tell her. "VADAR's trying to decode it now."
(VADAR is the computer that runs my lair. Lin named her.)

"Well you'll find out that its Gladys' DNA code." reveals Fortuna. She turns her wheelchair around and rolls out of the kitchen. "You should be able to work out "what" Gladys is from that."

"VADAR did you get that?" I ask.


The DNA code was stored in my wetware systems. I recognised the sequence immediatly


"Don't bother VADAR I already know who she is." I tell VADAR. "But I need the sequence analysed, especially for aging.

YES SIR complies VADAR.

I find Fortuna and Galdys at Silver's bedside. Silver got badly injured when the synthoids attacked us. He was injured so badly that she couldn't heal all of his complications at once. Fortuna can heal burns and cuts quickly but having to grow back whole organs exhausts her. So to make it less painful for Silver he was put in a coma. (No joke this time)

"How is he?" I ask.
"He's fine. " She answers. "But thats not why your here."
"Galdys is a clone of the Cavilier." I tell her. "If I can reverse her aging we can get outof here."
The Cavilier

Monday, November 10, 2008

This is d-feat?

"This sucks!" complains Henchy. "I'm sick of nothing happening. I'm sick of waiting. You're supposed to be the big genius. Time to start coming up with the solutions."
Henchy's yellow gloved finger pointing straight at me accusing me.
"Yeah you are right." I tell him. Lets get out of my hidden lair where its safe and we wont get killed by deadly synthoids. Lets storm the Australian capital, retake the country, expose the conspiritors to the public, deactivate the telepathic signal thats got the entire population in thrall." I pause for sarcastic effect. "We already tried that two months ago. We released all the meta-humans out of Olympus. It did sweet f%$^ all. The escapees were either re-captured, went to ground, or left the country. I got the rest of us back here where they can't find us. Then what happened? They found and destroyed the sattelite array I use to teleport. So we're stuck here."

"Oh yeah I forgot." appologised Henchy. "You got anymore beer?"
I told Henchy where the beer was and he left to get it. He didn't come back.

Galdys came by. You remember her, she's the old lady who met us in that elevator in Brisbane. She clears the pile of beer cans that Henchy left behind, her arm stretches out in front of my line of sight. She's got a tattoo. Its a barcode.
"Where did you get a tattoo like that." I asked.
"Oh that. Rebellious teenager." she tells me and continues on her way.

I sat there trying to work out what went wrong but all I colud think about was Galdys' barcode tattoo.
It must have been the beer slowing down my thinking because it suddenly dawned on me. It couldn't have been there always cause the ink was dark not faded as a 40 year old tattoo looks like on a 60 year olds skin. It really must have been the beer cause barcodes weren't common 40 years ago. I get up and find Galdys in the kitchen washing dishes.
"Lucy you've some 'splaining to do." I utter in my worst Cuban accent.
"Umm are you talking to me?" replies Galdys.
"Your not 60 years old are you?" I accuse. "You'd know that line, you'd know Lucille Ball."
Galdys' face doesn't register to the name. So I continue.
"Elizabeth Taylor, Judy Garland, The Wizard of Oz, The Sound of Music, Julie Andrews. Elvis, Hank Williams, The Beatles, Rolling Stones, Cliff Richard. Stop me when you know the name of the artist." I tell her. "Diana Ross, Marvin Gaye, David Bowie, Elton John, Bruce Springsteen, George Micheal, Micheal Jackson, Australian Crawl, Dexi's Midnight Runners, Phill Collins, U2, Nirvana, Pearl Jam, Madona, Brittany Spears." I stop. Gladys is still just smiling.
"That was a lot of names. You know them all?" she asks innocently. She puts her hands back in the sink to continue washing the dishes. I go to grab her hands to get her attention again and the water is scalding hot.
"Aaaaaaargh." I scream. I cradle my burned hand. Galdys quickly turns the cold water on she takes my hand puts it under the cooling water. He concern is only for my hand.
"Stay there I'll get Fortuna. She'll fix it for you." smiles Galdys. "You just keep your hand in the cold water."

This old lady's not an old lady. Of that I'm quite sure.

Monday, September 08, 2008

The begining of the end


The explosion blew up the Western wing of Olympus. The androids came in great numbers trying to suppress the escapees and also find me.
"Don't move creep!" the Androids sounded out in unison.
"Deactivate" I order. They fall to the ground like rag dolls. I turn to one of the security cameras "You stole one of my plans. You used it to subjugate an entire country. My country. If anyone is ever going to take over Australia its going to be me. So get ready cause this is the begining of the end."
I spend the rest of my time in Olympus freeing those who couldn't get out by themselves. I tell them all the same thing. Run, hide, make it hard for them to find you. Take out as many Mobile Phone towers as you can.

Eventually I hear an American accent coughing and swearing. Its Henchy and he's legless. Literally.
"Koma that f&^%ing Albino stole my legs!" he screams at me.
"I'll make you new ones." I tell him.
Before Henchy can scream another obscenity a metallic fist appears through the wall. Its Chroma.
"Squatters to Jumbuck. Found Swagman and Tucker Bag. Meet you at the Billabong. Squatters out." reports Chroma into her head-piece.
"Hard day at work honey?" I ask her.
"Yeah. Really bad. I had to wait around all day for this idiot to finish his job so I could do mine." answers Chroma.
"Billabong? Is that Aussie slang for marajuana?" questions Henchy.
"You've had enough drugs, your already legless." replies Chroma.
"Excuse me but I left my sense of humour in my missing legs!" snaps Henchy.

As I teleport us all out I think to myself. "This was just a bit too easy."

Wednesday, August 27, 2008

Henchy's knock out time

I leave Henchy awake for twenty minutes and he almost kills himself. Read about it here. It makes me just want to leave him sedated fort he rest of his life. It certainly would lessen the sexual harassment and paternity suits that he gets yearly.

I open the cell door and Henchy falls to the floor gasping for breath.
"And your supposed to be my Latex salesman?" I ask him glibly.
"H-h-hate this $#@%ing country." he spits glaring at me. He gets to his feet and grabs me by my stylish cowl designed by the one and only Blockade Boy.
"You got 2 seconds to explain this." he growls.
"It wont take 2 seconds and if we stand here any longer we'll be shot at by the android guards." I say dodging the question.
"You sure thats your answer?" he asks a wild look in his eyes. "Time ta put you in a Koooo-ma." sings Henchy as he raises his fist to knock me out.
"Don't move creep!" Exclaims a robotic voice.
"Wha?" asks Henchy distracted.
"Prisoners escaping." Declares another android voice. "Shoot to kill! Shoot to kill!"
The androids open fire.
I teleport out of there and Henchy leaps back into the now smoldering cell.
Reappearing behind the androids I open fire with my blaster. I take one down. The androids turn to face me and Henchy leaps out from the cell and in a violent rage takes out the remaining androids.

"Don't use up all of that fury now." I caution as Henchy is begining to start tearing the already broken android parts into smaller broken parts.

"You're going to need all of it to survive this place." I smile. "I'll explain everything but we do need to move."

I catch Henchy up on everything except the fact that he's been sedated for 2 months.

"Olympus!" replies Henchy. "I've heard about this place. How'd you get me in?"

"All the orders come in coded messages. Break the code and you can make up anything you want." I tell him. "You came in as a prisoner exchange from Long Bay. Your enhancements made it easy to prove you're super human and require detention in Olympus."

"Sweet" replies Henchy sounding a bit more up-beat. "So when do we start the fireworks?"

"You don't I do." I answer. "I need you to find someone for me. His names Silver we'll need him to end all of this."

I tell Henchy in which cell block Silver is in and get off to my task of blowing this place up.

"No way you're not leaving me here to do your dirty work again Koma!" begins Henchy.
"Sorry. Bye now." I tell him and I teleport out of there.

Thursday, August 14, 2008

You wait a few months and you get expsition

"Remember Squatter's we go when the Swagman gives the signal." reminds Crater through my earpiece. "Jumbuck out."

"What's Crater say?" asks Queenie my second in command.
"We wait for Koma, thats the plan." I tell her.
Queenie's got the proportionate powers of a Bee, and the attitude of a super model.
"Its been 2 hours. No ones ever gone into Olympus and lived to tell the tale." Queenie smiles slyly. "Your little man's dead and if we stay here so are we."
I just give her a snarl and turn steel.
"So can I kill you now and you wont have to wait?" I ask her. She backed down.

How in the hell did we get here. Olympus is a big Super Human Gaol. It holds all the super humans who haven't be zombified like almost everyone else here in Australia. Austin has gone in there with Henchy to start a breakout. There are eight of us in total and we've been slowly making our way here for the last two months.
I'm here with Queenie who hates me with a passion and Jet the last free flyers. Jet doesn't say much he just waits for the chance to fly again. In between operations he's grounded. Who ever is in charge has eyes everywhere looking for flyers.

Crater is in charge of the other group. He's really stepped up from the laconic test pilot I remember. If it wasn't for his permanent shielding he would have been a zombie. With him are the most vulnerable members. Fortuna and Galdys. Fortuna is a healer her husband Silver is supposed to be in Olympus. Galdys is... well I'm not sure they don't say much about Galdys.

The earth rumbles and shakes a bit. The three of us look at each other.
"Squatters to Jumbuck did you feel that?" I ask calling Crater.
"Be on standby Squatters any moment now." replies Crater.

"Get ready were on in any second." I order Queenie and Jet. Jet smiles. Jet's a telekinetic flyer so its all mind over matter for him, when he flies he's almost invulnerable.

The entire west wall of Olympus explodes.
"Thats the signal we go now. Stick to plan and we'll get out alive." I shout. Queenie and Jet race off into the air. I take the long road into the destruction.

Friday, August 01, 2008

There were two guys in a cell...

I hate being tricked. Its the most unpleasant of things to happen to a Genius. You don't expect to fall for something as simple as an elevator with less oxygen than is needed by four people. Credit has to be given to the old lady (who's name is Gladys) she was willing to put herself in danger to take us out. I sensed the lack of oxygen and was about to tell the others when small holes opened in the wall and sprayed chloroform all over us. The old lady lost it first. Chroma and Henchy tried to punch their way out this only made them breathe in more chloroform. Needless to say they both fell to the classic knockout gas before I did.

When I woke up I was in a small cell with Henchy.
"So when were you gonna tell us about the damn gas?" snapped Henchy.
"They weren't gonna open the doors till we were all unconscious. You both could have held you breath longer than me. Why did you lash out?" I asked.
"Old habits die hard." grumbled Henchy back.

Then the cell door opened.
It was Crater.
"Hey Crater dude. Loved you on Next Top Hero." congratulated Henchy trying to distract Crater.
It didn't work.
"You three come back now!" He accused. He looked daggers at the both of us.
"Where's Christine?" I asked trying to change the subject. That just made him more angry.
"The daughter of the traitor is secured for the moment." he answered. "But you two are yet to be proven innocent either."

"Crater, Dude. To give you the 411 on this, we weren't here when it all went to hell." Explained Henchy in his own way."Koma'll explain the whole time gestation thingy, but we had nothing to do with this."

"I believe you were away but Koma could have set this up before he left. This is one of your plans isn't it Koma?" And with that Crater closed the door of the cell and left.

"One of YOUR plans?" questioned Henchy sarcastically. "This whole take ove Australia is one of you freaky ass plans?"
Henchy was in a bit of shock.
"Look I didn't ever want to set this into motion." I said trying to calm him down but it was too late.
"I thought you were sorta not so good guy. I remember you saying "I'd never try to take over Australia its too big." But Nooooo! You play us all for saps and have your little hot sexy synthoids take over Australia while we're lost in some other dimension."
"Are you finished ranting yet?" I ask Henchy.
"No! I'm not finished yet. I'm just getting started..." I draw my Neural Destabiliser, fire it and Henchy hits the floor unconscious. I look to the security camera.

"He's out cold for a while." I announce out loud. "I'll tell you everything I know."

Monday, July 07, 2008

Throwing Henchy to the Sea Monster

Hi Chroma here. Koma left us when the huge sea monster was coming at us.
"The synthoid Meter maids must have called it." Guessed Koma. "It was a digital coded message. You know like when you pick up the phone and you get a fax message."
The ocean monster was pretty big. I was waiting for it to attack when Henchy chuckled.
"Oh boy I haven't seen anything this tacky since Godzilla." Laughed the idiot Henchman.
I throw the useless yellow excuse for a mercenary into the jaws of the Monster.
"You could have told me you were going to do that." commented Koma.
"Why so you could stop me?" I snapped back. That Bro's before Ho's line Henchy has been playing really pissed me off. If Koma is going to side with the Henchy he's gonna lose me.
"No so he could have carried a bomb with him." replied Koma."It would have been quicker. Now we have to wait till he does enough damage to either break out or be thrown up."

The sea monster slides its way through the breakers and up onto the beach. It gets just short of us when it cries out in pain. It coughs and screams again.
Instinctively we step back a few meters. With a loud groan the monster heaves Henchy and a few vital organs up on the beach.
"Say one Taun Taun joke and your dead." says Henchy with a sneer.

Henchy washes off in the ocean and we continue on our way to meet our contact.
"You sure this is the address?" double checks Henchy.
"This is the address." replies Koma. "But it looks like someone got here before us."

Indeed "someone" had. Someone with demolition on their mind. The place had been demolished, and burnt to the ground.

"I got a bad feeling about this?" I say.
Then a part of the rubble begins to move. Emerging from the ground is an elevator. The doors open revealing a well tanned woman definitely over 50 and certainly not dressing her age.
"The Dr Peters party of three?" she enquired discretly. Which considering the fact that she's in an elevator that popped up from under a demolished building, wasn't that discreet at all.
"Yeah. Thats us." replied Koma a bit stunned.
The three of us begin to enter the elevator when the leathery skinned hag raises one finger.
"Tut tut, whats the password. No password no ride and.." she pauses pressing a button inside the elevator which activate three rather large guns aimed at us."you might find it a little painful. But I'm told death brings comfort." the old lady smiled her wrinkly leathery smile.
Ugh! remind me never to tan again. Mental note must use moisturiser daily.
"Koma is Emo." mumbles Koma.
"Pardon I didn't hear that?" says the leather skinned woman.
"Koma is Emo." says Koma angrily."If you ask me to say it again I will hurt you."
"Please come this way. We've been waiting for you." she ushers us into the elevator. It smells of coconut oil. What happens to you when you get old.

Wednesday, June 25, 2008

Oui? We? or wii

So Fury and Falstaff took the three of us out to the Helicarrier and gave us a full briefing of the take over. It took a while and was your usual evil plan. Bad guys plot to take over a country without anyone noticing, abuses of power, people paid off or killed. They used the mobile phone network and an internet worm to get control but thing that activated the brainwashing sounded wrong.

"It all came to fruition when the wii was first played with..." said Falstaff

"You mean Oui? French for yes. Don't you?" interupted Christine.
Falstaff sighed.
"No I mean w-i-i its Nintendo's latest gaming console." explianed Falstaff.

"They called it a wee. Gee who was naming it Pee-Wee Herman?" joked Henchy. "Or worse was it some crazy Japanese executive with a urine fetish dreaming of kids playing in...."

"Henchy!" I shouted."Whats wrong with you? You used to be this hard ass mercenary, now you acting like frat boy."

"Hypothermia and concussion makes you a bit different Koma." replied Henchy. "That and having two hot librarian type chicks after you. Am I wrong? No?" He kept silent after that.

We're transfered to a submarine which will take us to Australia. Queensland to be exact.

The plan is that we are going in through the back door. And in northern Queensland you can't get anymore back door. Its full of rednecks and drugged out hippies. We get out of the inflatable that brought us to shore and Falstaff bids us goodbye.

"I've sent four teams before you." He begins in a somber tone. "They didn't come back. Make sure I don't have to send more."

"Hey all my Dad said when he died was 'At least your not gay.'" declared Henchy.

Two days later we were at tourist trap known as The Gold Coast. Its got a lot of really tacky gimmicks.
One of the best know are the bikini clad parking inspectors.

"This country is the best!" exclaimed Henchy excited. "I'd just wait in my car all day to get a ticket from those girls."

"They have guys too Henchy." I tell him. "You could have get a parking ticket one of them."
Christine laughs.

We continue walking and are confronted by three of the meter maids.
"You will wait here for the Quarantine Task Force. They will see to your innoculation." ordered the lead bikini clad meter maid. There's something familiar about them, a level of flawlessness with these women.
"Oh crap!" I sigh. "They're synthoids." My sensors confirm this.
"Sensor sweep detected." the lead maid skwaks.
"Why did you do a sensor sweep?" complains Chroma.
"Reflex. Sorry, they're just so flawless they had to be synthoids but I've been wrong before." I apologise.
"Next time think before you do it." corrects Chroma. "We're supposed to be doing this covertly. Lets just hope we can avoid making a scene."
"Source identified - Captain Koma." skwaks the meter maids in unsion and their eyes go red. Which always means violence is coming.
"Call enforcer Titan-12." sounded off the lead meter maid. Then the three started a hideous series of screaches.
Chroma goes steel and kicks the lead maid the others continue screaching.
"Do I have to do this all by myself?" snaps Chroma.
"Sorry." I answer. I draw my blaster and take out the remaing two maids.
"Dude couldn't you have reprogramed them." complained Henchy.
We ignore him because something else is a bit weird. No one is running away from us or is taking pictures, the cops are just passing us by.
"Innoculation. Mobile Phones. Wii's. Synthoids." I mumble to myself.
Then something strange happens. All the people on the beach just get up and walk away. Calmly as if they all just decided to leave then and there.
"Mind control!" I exclaim. "Innoculation, Mobile Phone's, Wi-Fi. They've used the current signals around to control the whole population."
"Yeah but why are they all leaving?" asked Chroma.

"Um Guys I think thats the reason why?" said Henchy pointing to the large robot monster emerging from the ocean.
Oh carp!

Monday, June 23, 2008

We get back on track

Hi Christine here.
Its been a fortnight since we helped the X-men beat Nemonock and Koma put Xavier's Brain back in his body. Koma got all personal and went away to think about what comes next. I went and had some fun at Logans expense. It was more than worth it. When we finally got back Xavier got intouch with his contact. It was this guy.
Nick Fury he's sometimes black and sometimes white. Also sometimes he's this guy too.
Koma told me that was just some idiot fan at the 1999 Comiccon. Anyway we meet him and he's all cloak and dagger saying that yes he knows whats happened in Australia and that he has two main sources for this information.
"So when do we meet them?" demanded Koma being quite forward. He'd been getting rather frustrated by the fact that Fury would see him earlier. In fact he'd was about to start breaking into the S.H.I.E.L.D. Helicarrier when Fury rang to confirm the place and time for this "little chat" as Fury put it.

"Come with me." said Fury plainly ignoring Koma's demand. We follwed and were ushered into the standard black SUV that you get in secret agencies these days.
In it was Henchy.
"Hey Koma how's it hanging!" greeted the backstaber.
"You!" I growled. I was about to launch at him when Koma grabbed my hand.
"Chirstine, you can hit him next time." he offers.
"Bro's before Ho's, eh! Koma." snaps Henchy back.
"No she'll bash you later. I've already wasted too much time." replied Koma coldly.
"Cold Dude!" remarked Henchy.

Henchy told us how he'd escaped from "Major Dad" as he called my father. He'd gotten into a bit of trouble with both Annabel and Alicia Quest. They'd both tried to help him escape at the same time. Within the confusion of this Henchy was able to make his own escape.
"This Henchman ain't gonna be tied down." he decleared. Then adding. "But theres more than enough to go around if you know what I mean." He put his hand in the air for a high five from Koma. Koma let it hang there.
"Dude don't leave me hanging." pleaded Henchy. Koma didn't reply.
"You said there were two sources?" said Koma changing the subject.

"Yes and were almost at the safe house." answers Fury. The SUV stops and we get out.
"Park Avenue you got me holed up in a rat infested motel 6 in Jersy." complains Henchy.
"Must have felt like home." I reply.

We walk in and Fury leads us into a huge apratment. Its got big guys with dark glasses and ear phones all over the place. They all acknoweledge Fury as he walks in. Inside there's a group of Australian dignitaries some I know others I don't. Its Koma who recognises the one Fury has brought us here for first.

"Falstaff!" he exclaims."You have a lot of explaining to do."

"Austin, Christine you've finally made it back, and 2 years late." replies Falstaff.

Tuesday, June 03, 2008

After party celebrations

I'm sitting in the bar of the Shi'ar Battle Cruiser. They call it a recreation area and they serve a decent fermented nectar drink thats got a nice kick to it. So for me its a bar. I always like to have a drink after surgery and having just put the Professor's Brain into his body. I felt I deserved a drink or two.
It was quiet, just me and the bar guy.
Peace and quiet after all that action with the X-men was exactly what I needed. I had to gather my thoughts. Beating Nemonock was a good thing. Always good to put upstarts like him in their place. As for if he's actually dead meh! As if I care.
I had to get back to the task at hand, saving Australia. Fortunately Xavier was very happy to get his brain back into his body. He said he'd help me out.
After I'd had enough quiet I went to find Xavier and then maybe Chroma. I'm sure she'd be past the victory celebration and be looking for me too.
I found Xavier and Lilandra in the Royal suite with Jon IG most of the X-men. I told Xavier about the problem in Austalia and that I needed verifiable information on the truth of the take over.
"I know just the person who has his finger on the pulse. I'll put you in contact with him when we get back to Earth." he smiled a wry smile. "Oh and Koma about revealing that I use the chair for sympathy. Forget about it."
His eyes were mesmeric....I was doing something gee that nectar drink really has a kick.
"I think I've had a bit too many right now Chuck." I excused myself and went to find Chroma.

She was out on the promenade watching the stars.
"Hey." I say casually making my relaxed presence known.
"So you've had enough peace and quiet huh?" she asked.
"Yep!" I reply as I put my arm around her waist. She didn't pull away or move my arm. Thats a good sign.
"I just want to stay here for a while and watch the stars." she tells me. I'm cool with that. For a while.

Standing there my peaceful platinum paramour beside me and the glory of the cosmos. It was perfect.

Then the ship shuddered a bit. My sensors were patched into the Battle Cruiser and told me an esacape pod had launched.
"What number escape pod launched?" she asked.
"22." I replied. "How did you know that was an escape pod?"
"Oh Wolverine wanted to get back to earth early. So I gave him a going away present" she smiled wickedly.
"What?" I asked.
"Oh I may have found Scott and told him that Emma was waiting for him in Escape pod 22, naked." she laughed.

I laughed too.
I'm not saying it to her now. But I love this woman.