Thursday, April 17, 2008

My coping mechanism

The Major, my Dad didn't interrogate me. I didn't tell the others that. I was just sedated and woke up in the cell. Austin was concerned about me which was cute and once I'd convinced him I was ok Koma started thinking of a way to escape.

Yes I'm making a difference between the guy who's my boyfriend and the evil genius. I still don't know why I'm doing it but it does make things easier. Well it stops me from punching him. You know what they say men get frustrated women cope. This is my coping mechanism. Koma and Henchy (I still don't like that guy) we're working out with Alicia how to escape, when they realised I'd woken up they changed the conversation.

"So do we believe the Major on the Australia being taken over?" asked Koma changing the subject.
"He's talking out of his ass." answered Henchy. "He's a Craptologist."
"And what do we have to confirm this with?" replied Koma skeptically.
"Who'd ever want to take over Australia!" He began. "Sure its got a great beaches and the chicks are hawt but its too big. You know that all the smart bad guys take over little 3rd world island nations. Its just too much to believe."
"But Australia is and island Henchy?" corrected Koma
"Bullshit!" snapped back Henchy
Then Henchy and Koma got into an argument on whether Australia is an island or not.
Eventually the two decided to agree to disagree, they didn't want it getting in the way of their friendship.

"So when are we going to escape?" I asked. The three of them fell silent.
"You don't trust me cause He's my Dad!" I accused.

"Christine." said Koma. "I'm going to be honest here. Yes." He then looked at Alicia. "Are we set?"
"She's ready and waiting." answered Alicia.
"Yes what?" I asked again wanting some clarity.
"Give us a countdown when you get to 5 seconds." ordered Koma.
"You've got 2 minutes." replied Alicia.
"Yes you don't trust me or Yes we're escaping?" I asked for a third time.
"Are we going on 1 of after one?" quipped Henchy. Damn Action Movie Fan boy.
"After one of course." was Koma's glib reply
I grabbed Koma by the hand.
"Which is it Austin?" I yelled. He winced and gritted his teeth. In my frustration I'd gone into my steel form and grabbed his hand just short of breaking it. I let go.
"Yes we're escaping." said Austin checking his fingers were all there. "Of course I trust you, now you've got to trust me."
Alicia began the countdown.
"5, 4, 3, 2, 1..."

The power flickered off then on.
"Well that was exciting!" complained Henchy.
For the first time Henchy and I were in agreement. I shuddered at the thought of it.
"So I take this that you don't want to leave?" inquired Koma with a smile on his face.
The cell door swung open by itself.
"I believe its Henchmen first. Chroma stick with Alicia she's going to be tired after that exertion." Ordered Koma.

And then we were off running down the corridors. Alicia had reset the base's systems which gave us a few minutes head start. Koma said she wasn't used to dealing with a system that big. She tried to keep up but Koma was right she was spent, I carried her the rest of the way.

We kept on with Henchy leading the way. Then at a T junction he stopped.
"Christine." said Austin. "You and Alicia go left take the elevator up two floors. Annabell's waiting for you."
"Your going to do something stupid aren't you?" I asked
"Yeah." answered Austin and then he turned and ran away.

"Arrogant bastard! See if I care!" I shouted.

"I think that just proves you do." said Alicia who was still in my arms."We should get to Annabell while they're chasing the guys."

"You do know Henchy's gonna drop you like a stone." I snapped back.

"Well duh!" replied Alicia.


Jon the Intergalactic Gladiator said...

Guys guys, stop arguing, you're both right.

It's a desert topping and a floor wax.

Nepharia said...

When given the choice of doing something smart or doing something stupid, which will Austin *normally* choose?

Chroma said...

Austin usually does the smart thing. But sometimes men just do the dumb thing. Its a testosterone thing.