I do not own the BMFM I will not make any profit from this story I wrote
it to be read and thought about
September 22, 1998
This is for you Mom
They had stalled long enough they had to go through the remains of their
old space and see what if anything could be done about getting it air worthy
What a mess, not only was the outside a wreck but inside things where tossed
"Well Bros. we better get to it, this stuff isn't going to clean itself
Throttle had to practically threaten them with death to get Modo and Vinnie
to finally agree to take care of this.
It wasn't a case of their being lazy, neither of them wanted to deal with
the memories that haunted the ship.
But this was a job that had to be done so they might as well get it over
Charley, as always, was ready to help and be there for moral support as
well as anything else.
Going through the debris most of which was of no real importance, but then
Charley found buried in a corner, almost hidden under a burned out computer
casing was a small gray bag. It was just a bit scorched but it had something
"Hey guys is this anything important," she said holding the bag
in the air.
The look on Modo's face was one that she'd never seen before. He looked
at the small parcel and gently took it from Charlie's hand.
Then leaving out of the ship sat on his bike and emptied the contents into
It was a small gold earring. A hoop about the size of a dime.
Charley wanted to go to him but Throttle stopped her," Leave him alone
for a bit. I know you want to help but he needs to spend time with someone
Charley could see that both Vinnie and Throttle had that same hurt expression.
She didn't ask any questions. She touched each on the shoulder and went
back to work, as did the both of them.
Modo sat looking at the small piece of jewelry and felt all the hurt he
thought was finally gone. Some hurts never really go you just store them
away until something as small as this drags them out again.
As he fingers the object his mind is filled with memories that bring him
untold joy and pain that may break his heart.
She had always been there for him no matter how bad things had gotten.
There were so many times she had worked what would be small miracles to
keep him and her whole family safe and well cared for under the circumstances.
Times did get very bad during the years of the Plutarkinan occupation.
The bombing never stop and everything was in very short supply. Every day
someone they knew was either killed or taken captive.
But throughout the whole time he never felt one bit of fear because she
No ordinary lady by any means, she was strong, intelligent and had plenty
of street smarts. Long before the war she was taking care of her family
on her own.
He could remember thinking she was not only beautiful but could take on
any man her size and large. But her kindness and compassion to those she
cared for was what he remembered most.
Many came to her for that always-ready shoulder to cry on or word of encouragement
when they were at the end of their endurance.
She was Mama to everyone and it was more than just a name. She was that
to many a lost and lonely freedom fighter.
During his life he had seen grown men and women cry as she comforted them.
"Mama, you were some great lady."
The last time he saw her she was as she had always been. Doing what she
could to ease the suffering of others.
If he had only known that would be the last time he would feel her arms
around him he would have taken just a little longer to say good-bye.
Hey Mama! How's the prettiest freedom fighter this side of Mon Olympus.
Modo comes into the cave of his mother and grabs her giving her one of his
famous bear hugs.
Boy! Put me down don't you see I am trying to cook here," she says
as she is lifted off her feet.
Modo ignores her complaining and continues to give his Mother a big juicy
kiss on the cheek. She can't help but to wrap her arms around her son's
large neck and give him a squeeze.
"Now if you don't mind putting me down so I can say hi to my other
sons" That's what Vinnie and Throttle were to her. Having lost most
of their family they found a lot of joy in her company and always felt like
this was their home too.
As Modo finally put her down she walked to Throttle and gave him a big hug
"You been keep these guys out of trouble for me sweetie."
"It's hard Mama, but I do what I can." Throttle said that as he
wrapped his arms around her and enjoyed the mother love she offers.
As he released her she walked over to Vinnie. "So Wild Child, have
you left any Plutarkians for anyone else or have you still been acting like
a one man army?"
Vinnie grinned from ear to ear as the older mouse gently took his face in
her hands and kissed him with the love and warmth any mother would give
her own child.
Vinnie hugged her for all he was worth she being one of the few people,
out side of his bros, that knew what he was all about.
Vinnie said nothing just held on to her for dear life. His bros knew he
needs this so they let him have this special moment.
"Okay heroes to what do I owe this visit?" She said letting Vinnie
go and lightening the mood.
"Well one thing is we are tired of the food at the base and we know
you can take a dead sandsquid and make it taste like heaven."
"The other is we have a mission that might take us away for a couple
of days and we didn't want you to worry if you don't hear from us for awhile."
Modo said that as he picked up the pot top smelling the wonderful fare his
Mother was whipping up.
Suddenly she had a strange look on her face and they could all feel the
fear that was filling the air.
"Mama what's wrong?" Modo said as he turned to look into his Mother's
"I just got the feeling likeoh don't mind me just a mother's worry
Hey don't worry, they haven't taken down the Biker Mice from Mars yet and
they never will." Modo said as he gave her another reassuring hug.
I know son just be real careful this time." She looked at her son's
face once more than smiled. "Okay you rough necks, let's get some real
food into you."
"That was the last time I held you Mama. Why is it like that you never
have enough time to say everything you need to those you love most in the
By this time his face was wet with tears and Throttle, Vinnie and Charley
had walked over.
"You okay Big Fella?" Throttle said putting a hand on Modo's shoulder.
"Yeah, but you know bro. I still miss her something awful."
"We all do and you don't know for sure what happen. All we can do is
hope that she is okay. You know her Modo, she's not one to give up easy
and she won't want you to give up either."
"You know she can kick butt with the best of them so I won't write
her off," Vinnie said in his way of trying to offer comfort.
Charley didn't understand all of what had happen and this wasn't a time
to ask, she just
gave her big teddybear a sweet kiss and let him know she was there for him.
You know Charley girl I think she would have wanted you to have this as
he handed her the small bit of gold.
"But Modo you should keep it or give it to someone that is very special
Throttle turning Charley towards him said, "He just did."
Charley took the earring and put it on her own ear. "Thank you so very
much but I will just keep it safe for you. I think your Mama will want it
back when you see her again and Modo, I know you will.
Nothing else needed to be said. They stood for a moment and enjoyed the
feeling that being with people who made life so important gave them.