Thursday, March 27, 2008

So whats been happening

When we got back we were in a storage bunker in the south pole. Its under Mawson Station in Antarctica. Thats where Australia keeps stuff like alien weaponry and the slipstream lab, so no one can get at it. The staff of the bunker were quite surprised to see us but the Army commander Major Christenson wasn't.

The four of us were led into the Major's office Me, Henchy, Alicia Quest and Chroma.

"Hello Christine." said the Major getting out of his chair smiling.
"Dad!" exclaims Chroma who rushed towards the Major, they embrace.
"Does he know she's got an evil genius for a boyfriend?" quips henchy.
"Guy!" scolds Alicia digging Henchy in the ribs with her elbow. I thought something had been going on between those two.

"How are you here? You hate snow!" asked Chroma.
"Well it has been 2 years since you left and when I heard they were packing up the slipstream lab and sending it here I came to wait for you." answered the Major.

"2 years? But we were only gone a few months." asked Chroma retorhically and then turned to me. "Austin did you know this would happen?"

"It was a possibility. But I didn't think it was a definate." I replied in my defense. "If anything it could have been a whole lot more than 2 years if we didn't use the orbiting stargate I made."

"Koma 2 years,Great man! The Frickin union will have listed me as dead by now." complained Henchy.

After getting chewed out by everyone - for miscalcualting the effect of time on an object travelling through a cosmic portal from one side of the universe to another - the Major told us the long and boring story of how after a few weeks the Government had given us up for dead. After six months Spearhead had been disbanded and the Slipstream lab had been sent to Antarctica.

"So they moved the lab here and you waited for us to return." replied Henchy sarcastically. "How cute! Can I be excused on account I'm an American?"

"Your all tired." said the Major ignoring Henchy "You should get rested and refreshed. I'll give you a sit-rep in the morning 0800 hours. The lieutenant will show you to your rooms."

We all got shown to our rooms. When I mean our rooms I mean our rooms, he gave us each a room. I was about to protest but Chroma saw it coming.
"The Major's a bit old fashioned." explained Chroma. "I'm quite sure its nothing we can't get around later." when she said later her smile was quite wicked.

The rooms weren't anything special bed, bedside table, ensuite. I was feeling very tired. It had been a really hard trip. I went to sleep but was troubled by dreams of Aryis' head exploding and his blood getting all over me. I tried to wash it all off but it wouldn't go away. Then in front of me was Chroma, she smiled at me. I walked towards her and she vanished. This repeated over and over. When I woke up I couldn't move. I was held in some kind of stasis feild. I could think and breathe but I couldn't even wriggle my toes.

"Good morning Dr Peters." I was Chroma's Dad the Major.
"I'm kind of having a bit of trouble here Major." I replied. "Is this how you grill all of Christine's boyfriends or only those who just happen to be evil geniuses?"

"Peters this is more important that my daughters misplaced affections for you." snapped the Major.

"What then? What could bring you to do this to me." I paused then realised. "You did this to the others too. You did this to your own daughter. What's happening?"

"Australia has been taken over. At this secret base resides the rightfull Australian government in exile." The Major didn't smile. He wasn't joking.

Friday, March 07, 2008

Koma's Kosmic Odyssey - Epilouge

Hi more from me again.
When I last posted here, I'd just found out that my darling boyfriend had hidden a murderous mercenary in our space ship and had just let him loose.
What was worse was this yellow maniac decided to take my plan and give himself the leading role that I had saved for me.
Sometimes the friends of your boyfriend can be a problem.
But as my father, The Major would say "Its better to let the bastard have his fun. Cause if he gets killed there's one less bastard in the world."

So now I was a part of a very violent, bloody and dangerous distraction. When I could have been crawling through a sewer to wring the neck of the traitor who ambushed my so called "genius" boyfriend. Fortunately I was able turn my frustrations on the evil Kelza army. Not much beats being able to wail on an evil army to get out all that pent up rage.

It was hard going at the begining and we were constantly being shut down. The Kelza's rearguard actions were stopping us from creating any real damage to the castle's walls. Not everyone can metalmorph into a platinum powerhouse (oh dear Koma's illiteration is catching) Then the Kelza's resolve just disappeared. They just stopped, it was like someone cut their strings.

"Your mate is wining!" congratulated the Avian leader Wyrvyn. "Galaxia cannot keep her horde in thrall, and fight a second foe."

"Did they get taught Ye olde english from Thor?" asked Tran.

Anyway with the Kelza out of the way we stormed the castle. When we got to the throne room there was Ayris' corpse, Henchy and Koma. Who to my surprise had legs and wasn't purple anymore. I didn't see Galaxia at all.

"Is it all over?" I asked.

"Yeah its over." replied Koma. I sure wasn't going to get all emotional and run to him. He hadn't done his Reed Richards "I am so smart" speech. But he didn't. He just walked up to me gave me a kiss on the forehead put his arm around me and said.
"I'm ready to go home Christine. What about you?"

The rest of our time on the world called Silandra was a real blur of feasts and celebrations. We were hailed as victors, champions and heroes of Silandra.

At one point I'd lost Koma. Eventually I found him in the throne room with Zax the healer.
"So you will remove all access to the source on Silandra?" asked Zax.
"For now, yes." answered Koma. "The construct I've encased it in will stay out in space. But anyone smart enough can tap into the source. And you don't have to have the power of the source to become a tyrant."
"You smart and wise Koma." replied Zax. "We will have to teach our children the lesson of Galxia." Zax turned to look at the statue in the middle of the throne room. And the penny dropped as to what happened to Galaxia.

"Thats her isn't it?" I asked walking up to the statue which was Galaxia.

"We couldn't kill her and we couldn't change her back to who she was before. So Zax changed her into something else." Koma's tone was bittersweet. "But onto happier things, my dear Christine."

He proudly pointed to the structure holding the portal to the maelstrom.

"This is our way home." On a control panel he pressed a few buttons. "And voila!" He shouted.


The structure teleported away.

"Ok i'll bite. How is that getting us home?" I asked.

"Well my dear I just made Richard Dean Anderson's fantasy into reality." he beamed in his geekiness.

"You made a stargate!" I said realising. "We don't have to spend three weeks in that bloody maelstrom. Yes!" I screamed as I jumped into Austin's waiting arms.

I'd like to blame what came next on that I'd had a bit to drink. But as my mother said about The Major
"You have to reward your man when he finally gets it right."

So when we finally got around to leaving, Tran told us he was staying. It seems that Wyrvryns Sister had been doing a bit more than teaching Tran how to fly. Koma told me that she was pregnant. So it was just the four of us.

We got back in to the Slipstream lab expecting at least Prescott or Annabel but it was empty.

"Where's everybody gone too?" asked Henchy.