Taway and Sumain are sitting on each their chair in the same room at
the hospital where they laid the Mice, each on a bed of their own bed.
Taway: They don´t have as bad looks, as most of the Mice sis.
Sumain: Could you for once think with something else, than your better
Taway: You must agree, that they do look better, than the rest of them.
Sumain: Don´t tell me, that you´re falling in love with
Taway: May the God and the Goddess protect me from that, it could never
turn out good sis.
Sumain: Yeah you´re right. But when are they gonna come to themselves
Taway: That depends on their will to live and what condition they were
in, as the accident happened.
Sumain: Just give me a wild guess bro.
The white male Mouse starts moaning.
Taway: What about now sis?
They run to the bed, in which the white male Mouse lays. Taway to the
left and Sumain to the right side of it.
Taway: How are you stranger?
The white male Mouse: Where am I?
Sumain and Taway looks at each others.
Sumain: You´re at the hospital in the city of peace.
The white male Mouse: (Thinks) The city of peace? I´ve never heard
about the city of peace, and what´s is the smell here? Rats!
The white male Mouse grabs hold of Sumain´s collar, with his right
hand, drags her down and Sumain screams.
Taway: Let go of her, or I´ll use my last powers to killing you,
who´s life I saved a little time ago!
The white male Mouse lets go of Sumain at once, she goes shivering to
the chairs and sits down on one of them.
The white male Mouse: Oh, my head´s spinning and I smells and
sees Rats. Oh mama! This is not my day.
Taway: Well, there´s nothing wrong with your nose and your eyes,
we´re Rats, more exactly Waterrats, but that don´t give you
the right to do things like that and it´s night now stranger. Sumain
are you alright sis?
Sumain: Ask me again in about 5 minutes and I´ll be it.
Taway: You better go home to Alven now sis.
Sumain: But Trulors said..
Taway: I´ll shit on what Trulors said, I won´t risk your
and your unborns lives sis!
In that moment Trulors and Funings returns.
Trulors: What has happened?
Taway: This Mouse just grab Sumain by the collar and dragged her down.
Trulors: Is that true sis?
Sumain: Yes, but I´m alright now.
Trulors: Funings, will you take Sumain home?
Sumain: But I´m..
Trulors: That wasn´t a question, that was an order Sumain!
Funings: Come sis, let´s get you home to Alven.
Sumain: Okay sis.
Funings and Sumain leaves the room. Trulors goes over to Taway.
Trulors: I´m surprised that you didn´t kill him bro.
Taway: And you´re the patient one, who says, that we shall be
Trulors: I know bro, but I just can´t understand, that he did
that. We could never dream about to hurt one of their pregnant women.
Taway: And they say, that we´re the lowest of low.
The white male Mouse: Oh mama! What have I done? I can never forgive
myself for it.
Taway: You´re still awake stranger?
The white male Mouse: Please don´t call me stranger, call me Snowstorm
or just Snow.
Trulors: It´s that your name?
Snow: Yes it is.
Trulors: I´m True Colors and I´m the king of all the Rats,
but just call me Trulors.
Taway: And I´m Take Away, but call me Taway, since I can call
you Snow. You and your friends were very lucky, that we found you, or else
you had passed away to the other side.
Snow: The other side?
Taway: You would be dead.
Snow: My friends! How are my friends?
Taway: The yellow one..
Snow: Hyperspeed, his name is Hyperspeed.
Taway: Hyperspeed is the one, who´s the most injured. The red
Snow: Her name is Lava, she´s our leader.
Taway: Lava and the grey one..
Snow: Her´s Angel.
Taway: Lava and Angel is a little less injured, than you are.
Snow: Our bikes!
Trulors: They´re here, even though I really doubt, that they are
ever going to become bikes again, especially one of them.
Funings: Oh man, was Alven pissed or what.
Trulors: What did he say sis?
Funings: It´s easier to say, what he didn´t say, than what
he said. But at least we prevented him from coming here and kill the one,
who did it.
Trulors: Funings come over here and meet Snowstorm, but just call him
Funings goes to Snow´s beds right side.
Funings: Hi Snow! I´m Funny Feelings, but mostly called Funings.
Snow: Funings, how is the lady? I think, you call her Sumain.
Funings: She´s okay, she just got a little chock, that´s
all. Her real name is Summer Rain, but we all just call her Sumain.
A grey Waterrat, looking more like a Rat, than a Waterrat, enters the
Trulors: D. P., my son, come and meet our new friend Snow, full name
D. P. points he´s right finger at Snow.
D. P.: That one´s not a friend.
Trulors: Let me guess, you have been talking with Alven.
D. P.: Yes, and what´s wrong with that? That Mouse has threaten
Sumain and her unborns life! You should put them back to the place, where
you found them! You shouldn´t even have taken them with you, father!
Trulors: We don´t save somebody´s lives and then leaves
them, in the desert, to die, my son. Even though their government are selling
our land to those Plutarkians.
D. P. turns around, on his heals, and leaves.
Trulors: I´m sorry Snow, that was my son Deep Pocket.
Taway: Hey, don´t blame yourself, that your son, looks more like
his mother, than you bro.
Trulors: I fear the day, when I´m not here anymore, what will
Taway: Don´t worry for tomorrow, worry for today bro.
Hyperspeed starts moaning in pain and Lava and Angel starts after his
first moan, but not in pain. Taway runs to Hyperspeed, Trulors to Lava
and Funings to Angel. Taway uses his powers to take the pain away from
Hyperspeed: Thanks for the painkillers Sweetheart.
Taway: My pleasure Hyperspeed and the name is Take Away, but call me
Hyperspeed: Just call me Speed Sweetheart.
Taway: What about open your eyes and see, if you still wanna call me
Sweetheart after that.
Speed opens his eye and stares at Taway.
Speed: You´re a Rat?
Taway: A Waterrat to be exact and I´ve saved your life.
Speed: Cheese, I´m in debt to a Rat.
Taway: I guess you are, but I don´t expect, that you´ll
Speed: You don´t expect me, to pay back? I always pay back, one
way or another. By the way, how´s my bike?
Taway: I don´t think, that it´ll become a bike again, but
Speed: Darn, I should never have tried out, that new turboblaster.
Taway: So that was what happen back there, you must be a speed addict,
just like I am, but at least I don´t take my friends with me, when
I blow up.
Speed: My friends! Are they alive?
Taway: Thanks to my powers, they are.
Speed: Then I´m in even more debt to you.
Same time at Lava.
Trulors: Good morning Lava or maybe I should say good night, cause it´s
still dark outside.
Lava: Where am I and who are you?
Trulors: Your at the hospital in the city of peace. I´m True Colors,
king of the Rats and the Waterrats, but just call me Trulors.
Lava: The city of peace? I´ve never heard about it.
Trulors: That´s because the Rats haven´t told you Mice,
about their capital Heaven.
Lava: What have you Rats done to us?
Trulors: We have saved your and your friends lives, nothing else.
Lava: Rats don´t do things like that.
Trulors: We have armistice and we´re keeping it as good as we
can, even though your government ain´t.
Lava: What do you mean?
Trulors: Ah, nothing, just forget it.
Same time at Angel.
Funings: Hi there, how are we?
Angel: I don´t talk with Rats!
Funings: Not even with the Waterrat, who saved your life?
Funings: Let´s start again, I´m Funny Feelings, by friends
called Funings. Who are you?
Angel: I´m Angel and nothing else than Angel.
Sumain enters the room and goes directly to Snow.
Trulors: Didn´t I tell you to stay home Sumain?
Sumain: No you didn´t, you told Funings to bring me home, you
didn´t tell me to stay there, so here I am.
Trulors: You´re impossible sis.
Sumain: I just follow my heart, that´s all, and my heart was here,
so here I am. I´m more needed here, than I´m at home, ´cause
I feel, that someone here needs my forgiveness.
Snow: You´ll forgive me Sumain?
Snow: What? But you just said.
Sumain: I can´t forgive someone, who I´ve already have forgiven
and I´ve forgiven you, for what you did. But it seems like you already
know my name, but I don´t know yours.
Snow: It´s Snowstorm, but call me Snow.
Sumain: Nice to meet you Snow. Taway, how are your powers bro?
Taway: What do you mean sis?
Sumain: Are they strong enough to heal their last wounds bro, I just
hate to see somebody just laying down?
Taway: Well, if they can live with some bruises, then my powers are
strong enough sis. But who says, that they want to have our help, ´cause
that will just put them in even more debt, to us Waterrats, than they already
Sumain: So why don´t you ask them then bro?
Taway: That day, when you´re not one step ahead of me, that day
I´m death and gone to the other side sis. Speed, do you want our
Lava: I think, I can speak for everyone there. Yes, we would like your
help, you´ve saved our lives, even though you weren´t expected
to do any like that.
Speed: Lava, he asked me, not you sis.
Lava: You don´t want their help bro?
Speed: Yes I want, but that was not the question sis.
Lava: So what´s the problem?
Speed rules his eyes. Taway starts with healing Speed, then he heals
Snow, then Lava and at last he heals Angel. The Mice stands up and hugs
Speed: I´m sorry, that I´ve got you into this mess bro and
Lava: Your apology is accepted Speed. These Rats don´t look like
real Rats, they look more like us, I wonder how it can be. And they speak
about our government like it has done, or are doing something really bad
to them, I wonder what.
Angel: Well, why don´t you ask them then?
Lava: We can´t trust them, just because they´ve saved our
lives and healed our wounds. Snow, you´re the one, who´s been
awake the longest time. What do you know, about them?
Snow: They have saved our lives, they got our bikes and their leader
Trulors said something about, that our government are selling their land.
But like you said we can´t really trust them.
Lava: Did he tell you more than that bro?
Snow: No he didn´t, he was talking with he´s son, who didn´t
understand why, he´d save us Mice. But it could all an act to fool
Lava: Well if something like that is happening, we must help them. Let´s
at first introduce ourselves and then ask them, what we can do in return
of, that they´d saved our lives.
At the same time, the Waterrats are also talking.
Trulors: Something has just occurred to me bro ´n´ sis´.
The other Waterrats: What?
Trulors: What will they do, when they find out, that they´re under
the surface of Mars, that there´s only one way out of here, and that´s
the way through the water.
Taway: That reminds me of something else.
Trulors: And what´s that?
Taway: How can we keep Heaven a secret for Mice, unless we keep them
Sumain: We can´t keep them here, they´ve got families up
Funings: And they´d properly destroy Heaven, if they can´t
get back to them.
Trulors: We have to make them promise, that they´ll never tell
anything about this place, when they´ll go back home.
Taway: Maybe I should use my powers bro.
Trulors: And what do you think, what´ll happen, if they find out
of it bro?
Taway: The war will start again bro.
Trulors: That´s the reason, why I haven´t asked you to do
it already bro. But maybe, there is no problems at all, maybe they´ll
trust and maybe even help us.
The Mice goes towards the Waterrats.
Trulors: There they come, let´s see what they want.
The Mice stops in front of the Waterrats.
Lava: We can´t thank you enough, for what you´ve done for
us. If there´s something we can do for you, just say it, and if it´s
possible we´ll do it. But first, let´s induce us to each others.
I´m Lava, leader of these Mice Bikers, which I haven´t found
a name for yet.
Trulors: Well, I´m True Colors, but call me Trulors. I´m
the king of the Rats and the Waterrats. I´m also the leader of these
Waterrat Riders and I´ve also not found the perfect name yet.
Snow: You all know my name, but just to be sure. I´m Snowstorm,
but call me Snow.
Sumain: My name is Summer Rain, but called Sumain.
Angel: My name is Angel, and just Angel!
Taway: Mine´s Take Away, but just call me Taway.
Speed: My name is Hyperspeed, but just called Speed, ´cause everything
I do is hyper.
Funings: Yeah sure, I´m Funny Feelings, but call me Funings.
Speed: What did you mean by that?
Funings: By what?
Trulors: Stop that Funings.
Funings: Oh...... Can´t I have just a little fun?
Taway: There´s not many who thinks, that your kind of fun is funny
Trulors: Taway, don´t interrupt me.
Taway: Well, until next time I will.
Trulors: You´re impossible bro.
Taway: Nothing´s impossible bro, something´s are just a
little harder to do than others.
Sumain: And Mysticans are always right.
Taway: No, we´re not always right, but we´re never wrong.
Trulors: Stop it, all of you, stop it. At least as long as we got guests.
Taway: Ups sorry, I forgot about them. (To the Mice) Is there something
Angel: Our bikes, so we can get home.
Taway: Sorry, but they´re nothing than scrap now.
Angel: I don´t believe you!
Trulors: Taway, shut up. That´s not way to treat a guest!
Taway: But they.....
Trulors: Don´t blame the individual for what the rest are doing.
Taway: But she.....
Trulors: If you can´t control your temper then leave!
Taway: Okay, I´ll try.
Trulors: Don´t try, do it or leave!
Taway: Okay, I´ll leave, right before I´ll lose it again
Lava: I´m sorry to ask. But what is all this about?
Trulors: Nothing, you properly got nothing to do with it.
Lava: Nothing to do with what?
Trulors: Well, it´s a long story, but to make it short. It´ll
started just after the armistice was signed and, your so called new friends,
the Plutarkians came.
Lava: They are our friends, they´re helping us rebuilding our
Trulors: Properly, but then, can you tell me why your government is
selling our land to them?
Lava: They are doing no such thing as selling your land.
Taway: Can you then tell me, what happened to the city Crystals?
Taway: I haven´t lost it yet.
Lava: Well, it disappeared as the volcano Crystals exploded.
Taway: If that just was what happened.....
Taway hides his face in his hands.
Trulors: You´re okay?
Taway raises his head.
Taway: I guess, I´m not over it yet.
Trulors: You saw it again?
Taway: Yes, and heard it too.
Lava: What´s happening?
Trulors: Taway just heard and saw what happened with Crystals.
Trulors: Your government sold Crystals to the Plutarkians and they blow
Lava: They wouldn´t do that.
Taway: I´m leaving.
Sumain: I´m coming with you. Call us if you need us.
Taway and Sumain leaves the room.
Storm: Excuse me, but I don´t understand a thing now.
Funings: Ain´t it clear? Taway lost his entire family, as the
Plutarkians blew up Crystals and now he´s the only Mystican left.
Funings: The only ones, who can heal people and a whole lot of other
Lava: Well, if such things have happened. Then we´ll help you
to prevent it from happening again.
Funings: Hello, such things are happening almost every day.
Lava: Then why haven´t you asked us for help then?
Funings roles her eyes.
Trulors: I´ve lost count on how many times we´ve ask you
Mice for help, but one thing is sure, and that is, that no help comes.
Lava: I can´t believe it.
Trulors: Well, you´re not the only one, who can´t. I´ve
got my troubles believing it too.
Angel: Well, then we must stop it.
Speed: You´re right sis. Let us get our bikes.
Lava: Yeah, let´s do that.
All the Mice whistles for their bikes. Trulors and Funings shakes their
Funings: I think you forgot one thing.
Trulors: And that´s, that your bikes ain´t at much use right
Funings: To say it as Taway: They´re scrap.
Snow: I don´t know what you say bro ´n´ sis´.
But I´m not leaving without my bike.
Trulors: Let´s make a deal.
Angel: Sorry, but we don´t make deals with Rats.
Trulors: Even if the deal is that, you get to repair your bikes, at
a nearby Garage, as payment for the help you´ve planed to give us?
Funings: And free use of the materials you´ll need.
Trulors: You´d do that sis?
Funings: Of cause, for the sake of peace.
Angel: Let me guess, the owner of that garage is you Funings.
Funings: Yep, and it´s the best on Mars, if not the Universe.
Angel: That´s not true. I´ve got the best on Mars.
Funings: Well, I won´t discuss it with a Mouse.
Angel: That´s fine with me, ´cause.....
Lava: Stop it!
Lava: You heard me. (To Trulors) Looks like we´ve got the same
probs with hotheads.
Trulors: Sure looks like that. Well, the quicker you get to the garage,
the quicker you´ll get home. So why not just follow us to it?
Lava: Good idea, but there´s one condition.
Trulors: Let me guess. That no Rat is in the garage, while you´re
fixing your bikes?
Trulors: That´s a deal. Okay let´s go.
They all leave the room. Just out side Taway and Sumain joins them.
Funings: Everything okay?
Taway: As okay as it can be.
After a little while they comes to Funings garage.
Angel: (Thinks) Man, this garage is as good as mine.
Angel: No bad for a garage.
Funings: Hey, if there´s something you can´t find, then
I can make it for you.
Trulors: Remember the deal.
Funings goes over to a tarpaulin and takes it off. The Mice gapes as
they se the remains of their bikes.
Funings: I´m sorry, but there´s not anything else left of
your bikes, than this.
Speed: Well, you were true about the scrap thing.
Sumain: Shouldn´t we leave now, so they´ll have their peace,
while they´re repairing their bike?
Trulors: Well, that´s the deal, so let´s leave.
Taway: If you should need our help, we´ll be just across the street.
At the Crossroad Café.
Sumain: Don´t you think we need some sleep?
Taway: Sorry, I forgot.
Trulors: I think you´d better get some sleep yourself.
Taway: I don´t need any.
Trulors: Do I have to order it?
Taway: Okay, I´ll go and get some sleep.
Funings: (Thinks) Well, at least I can stay around.
Taway: I heard that. If someone needs sleep, then it´s you. And
since none of us may be here, then you can come with me.
Funings: Ha, so you can add me to your collection? No way, I´d
rather sleep to Sumain´s place. That is if you won´t mind that,
Sumain: I won´t mind.
Trulors: Okay, let´s leave.
The Waterrats leaves Funings garage.
© 1998 MP