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"Three what?" Throttle walked into the scoreboard hangout. There he found Vikki using her eye laser as a welding torch on some metal box an a table. Modo is leaning against a wall with his arms crossed and grinning.
Vikki sighs. "That's the third time I've singed my fingers working on this thing." Modo grins again. "When she hits five I make her take a break." Vikki just ignores the comment but Throttle cocks an eyebrow. "Which one should I wish 'Good Luck' to?" Modo grins and Vikki sighs to keep from laughing. "OUCH!"
"That's four," comes from both Modo and Throttle. Vikki turns to them. "Is not. He distracted me." Throttle innocently points to Modo, who starts to pout. Vikki chuckles lovingly, blows Modo a kiss, and goes back to work.
A few minutes later: "Done!" Vikki fastens the back to the box and plugs in the cord. Modo starts to pout again. Vikki shakes her head. "Throttle, explain to him the concept of free time. I'm getting a rootbeer." Modo catches up to her. "Cheese, Vikki. I'm not THAT dense." Vikki chuckles, leans to him, and kisses his cheek. Modo puts his arm around her waist and they walk to the cooler in the corner.
Throttle takes this moment to study the box. It is large and gray metal with a twenty-inch display screen on one side. Below the screen is a small button. Throttle pushes it and a touch panel slides out towards him and the screen flashes on.
"What is this thing? A high-tech TV?" Vinnie suddenly rides in with a large black plastic bag on the back of his bike. He is holding it with his tail. "It's a radar, specifically designed to detect ships entering Earth's atmosphere, in the vicinity of Illinois, that are comprised of mainly Plutarkian steel. And why did I have to do the laundry run?"
"You let him do the laundry?!" asks Vikki.
Vikki and Modo had returned to the group. Throttle defends himself with, "He lost the draw. Besides, he just took it over to Charley's for her to do." Vinnie throws the bag to Throttle. "Well, it's your turn to sort it."
Throttle opens his mouth but a loud beeping sounds from the radar. Vikki immediately hands Modo her rootbeer bottle and starts tapping at the panel. Suddenly a green dot appears and a fuzzy outline of Illinois. Vikki mutters, "Need to work on resolution." Louder, "It's not big." Taps on panel. A list lights up on one side of the screen. "Looks like a scout ship." Throttle leans closer. "Can you pinpoint where it'll land?"
"As good as done." Vikki taps a little more. Orange cross-hairs connect on part of the map. That part is enlarged. Vikki calls out, "Chicago." The cross-hairs point and magnify again. "Quigley Field."
Vinnie groans. Modo shrugs. "What else is new?" Throttle sighs. "Somebody go paint a bulls-eye on the scoreboard." Vikki shakes her head. "Nope. Pitcher's mound."
The guys look at each other then head for the window. Soon they see a small Plutarkian scout ship head towards the field. Vinnie notices something. "Funny. Doesn't seem to be crashing."
"Wrong again. Landing."
All three, "Landing?" Vikki nods. They all head for the bikes and ride down to greet their company.
Quigley Field is in the middle of being reseeded and the large machines being used stand idle on the field. The guys use these to hide behind as the scout ship slowly descends. Suddenly, Vikki jumps up and runs, carefully, to the ship. With one large flip, she lands on the top of the ship just as it lands.
*VIKKI! What are you DOING?!* Vinnie starts to go after her.
*Chill, Bro. This is a Motz 7 scout ship. No outer-hull sensors. Get close enough and the range sensors can't find you.* Vikki aims a laser at the hatch door below her. The door opens and she blasts a laser out of the hand of the figure that came through. Then she recognizes the figure as he turns around.
The figure is a very dark brown, male mouse; about Throttle's height and build; wearing black jeans, with the knees torn out, and black boots. A shirtless chest exhibits many scars of different sizes and ages. Long, unkempt hair almost hides his pink eyes. A tall metal rectangle on his throat, shines in the sun.
"Kain?" Vikki front flips off the ship and lands in front of him. The puzzled expression on his face makes her take her helmet off.
"BabyDoll?" His voice has a slight mechanical vibration to it.
Vikki playfully points her laser at him. "I'm the one holding the blaster, and you have enough gall to call me BabyDoll?" Kain smiles and nods. "Yep. And enough for this." He grabs Vikki by the waist and swings her around.
Modo and the others decide to step in. In Modo's case, somewhat forcefully. When Kain sets Vikki down, she notices the guys. Vikki immediately runs to Modo, smiling, and says, "Modo! I want you to meet Kain. All of you." She turns to Kain. "This is Kain. A friend from way back. Kain. These are..." Kain holds up his hand.
"No. Let me guess. Throttle, Vinnie, and Modo." He looks at each one respectively. When he gets to Modo, Kain seems to size him up. "Funny. The way Baby talked, I thought you'd be taller." The guys look at each other. All three, "Baby?"
Kain points to Vikki. "BabyDoll."
Vinnie bursts with laughter. "BabyDoll! OH! This I GOTTA hear!" Instead of answering, Vikki bops Vinnie's helmeted head. Vinnie pretends to be knocked out and lays out on the ground.
Kain holds out his hand. "Well, anyway. It's good to finally meet her Hopes." Throttle shakes his hand, but Modo looks to Vikki at his side. "Your Hopes?" Vikki grins and blushes slightly. "My Hope Stories. We in the cell would trade stories about who or what was waiting at home, what we wanted to get back to. They helped us keep fighting. You guys were, and are, my Hopes." Modo pulls Vikki to him and they start kissing. Throttle and Vinnie pull Kain away to give the two privacy. Vinnie looks the ship over. "So whacha doing in a crud-tub?"
Kain chuckles. "I just decided it was time to check out of the Motel Rottfish." He glances back to see Vikki and Modo still together.
"And why did you land here?" asks Throttle.
"Low fuel and one of the manifolds is blown bad." Again Kain looks behind them and sees the couple walking towards them. He grins at Vikki and continues his discussion, but secretly watches Vikki. "I'll need some help getting this eagle flying or I'm a dead duck." All four of the others roll their eyes. Vikki pipes up. "Well, does that mean we somehow get this thing to Charley's or we bring Charley here?" Throttle shakes his head. "The ground's crew will be back tomorrow so the tin turkey can't stay here." Vinnie holds his ears. "No more bird jokes or I'm gonna go quackers!" Vikki sighs. *Too late. That happened a long time ago.* Vikki turns to the others while her brother huffs. "So how do we get it to Charley's?" Throttle grins and points to the tow wagons used for the ground's machinery.
Charley gives a low whistle of appreciation as she gives the scout ship a look over. Then she notices the brown mouse on Vinnie's bike. She walks over as the guys unhitch the wagon from their bikes then head for the kitchen. It took all three bikes to tow the ship. Vikki turns the new mouse to Charley. "Charley, this is Kain. Kain, Charley." Kain takes Charley's hand and kisses it. "A pleasure. Any friend of... Vikki's is certainly a friend of mine. Especially one as beautiful as you." Charley blushes lightly. Vikki chuckles. "Don't be fooled, Charley. He's worse than Vinnie once you get to know him."
The other guys came out of the kitchen just in time to hear that last remark. They all start laughing, except Vinnie. He holds a rootbeer above Vikki's head. "Just for that, you don't get any." Vikki cocks an eyebrow. "Oh, really?" Modo picks up Vinnie by the back of his chest belts and Kain takes the rootbeer. He looks at the bottle then hands it to Vikki. "What is this stuff?"
"Rootbeer." Vikki grins. "Try it. You might like it." She shakes her head. "Modo. I have been around you too long. I'm starting to repeat my mom." Modo laughs and hugs her.
Kain turns and moves for the ship but his left leg gives way, and he topples over. Charley and Throttle rush over. Throttle helps him sit up and Charley checks for broken bones. Before Kain can protest she takes off his boot. A bionic foot is underneath. The sight doesn't phase her and she rolls up Kain's pant's leg. Bionics reach up to mid-calf. After a few moments: "Found the problem." While Charley fixes his leg, Kain explains, "It's nothing. Just punishment for trying to escape once." He fingers the metal on his throat. "So was this." A few minutes later, Kain is walking again. He takes Charley's hand. "You have the touch, and beauty of an angel. Thank you." Vikki laughs, grabs Kain's arm, and pulls him towards the ship. "Come on, LoverMouse. This is your bird, so you gotta help it fly."
"Vikki. I told you. No more bird jokes." Vinnie, of course.
Day has changed into night by the time everyone takes a break. After the usual meal of hot-dogs and rootbeer, Vinnie and Modo get into an arm wrestling match with Throttle as judge. Charley was cleaning up. Vikki had wandered outside. Kain followed her. He found her staring up at the night sky. Kain clears his throat, resulting in a very mechanical sound. "I think you'd say, 'Penny for your thoughts.'" Vikki turns. "Yeah. You were the stargazer in the group." Kain laughs. "So? What's the diagnosis on... What Vinnie call it?"
"Crud-tub. Everything's fine except you don't have enough fuel to get of Earth's atmosphere. Probably the only place to get some is Limburger's, but..."
Kain grabs Vikki by the shoulders, pulls her to him, and kisses her hard. Vikki, instinctually, drops to the ground, pushes her feet into Kain's stomach, and flips him over her head. He lands upside-down with his back to a garage wall. Vikki jumps to her feet, sees what she did, and walks over to help him up. Kain spits dirt and blood out of his mouth. "Why did you do that for?" he yells.
"Your just lucky Modo hadn't have came out just then."
You can't still love him. It's been six years! Besides he's as STUPID as he is big!" Kain moves closer. That last remark really ticked Vikki off. "Aren't you bleeding enough already?!"
Kain grips Vikki's shoulders. "You need someone who understands you, someone who thinks you're more important than showing off to his friends," he looks in her eyes, "someone like me." Vikki moves out of Kain's reach. "Kain. You and I are just friends. I love Modo."
"He doesn't deserve you."
Vikki walks to the back door of the garage. She turns to look at Kain. "If that's what you think of Modo, then you don't know him or me at all. You see, I don't deserve him."
Kain spends mostly the rest of the evening flirting with Charley. Vikki felt him watching her, but concentrated on the edge of jealousy she was sensing from Vinnie. She didn't have to ask to know it was because of Kain and Charley, though Charley wasn't giving any encouragement. Soon after, Charley goes up to her room and falls asleep. Vikki falls asleep in an armchair. Vinnie carries her to her room and ends up asleep on the floor, curled up in a blanket. Throttle is asleep on the couch. Modo and Kain are still awake and watching TV.
"Hey, Modo. I just thought of something I need to check on the ship, but I'll need your help." Modo nods and they walk outside.
Kain stops a few feet from the ship and turns to Modo behind him. Kain grins and suddenly a metallic rope wraps around Modo and an electric shock knocks Modo to his knees. Modo turns his head to see Karbunkle, Greasepit, and two other goons, walk from the shadows. Kain steps in front of Modo and looks down at him and laughs. "Don't worry, Modo. I'll take good care of Vikki." Modo struggles against the ropes but is shocked again. He falls into unconsciousness just as another rope wraps around Kain and shocks him unconscious.
Modo opens his eyes and stares at the ceiling of Limburger's holding cell. *This is getting WAY too familiar.* He looks at his arm. *Surprise! Surprise! It's chained shut.* He hears yelling and turns to see Kain yelling at Limburger, who looks like "the cat that swallowed the canary."
"We had a deal, you felonious flounder! Fuel for the ship if I gave you one of the mice," shouts Kain.
"My dear misguided mouse, a verbal contract isn't worth anything these days. And why would I settle for just one mouse when I could get two and a spaceship in one fell swoop? Now if you'll excuse me, the Weathermiester and I have to get ready for your compatriots."
When Limburger leaves, Kain slumps to the floor. "BabyDoll's gonna Kill me for this!"
"Why do you call her BabyDoll?" Kain turns, surprised Modo's awake. "Long story."
"We have time."
"Well, did she tell you about the Slave Games?" Modo nods. "Do you know what they called her?" Another nod. Kain sighs. "They started calling her that pretty early on; just to see if she would break. Then they started using it in the ring. We called her BabyDoll 'cause it was opposite their name for her."
Modo looks puzzled. "Ring?"
"Didn't she tell you?"
"She just said that the slaves were forced to fight. But nothing about a ring."
Kain nods. "You started out fighting on a ship, to entertain the crew. Then, after a lot of," he gives Modo a solemn look, " "wins" ", they'd take you to Plutark itself for the real games and the stinkfish would bet on the winner." Kain rubs the metal on his throat. Modo watches him, absorbing what he said. Modo starts to pace; anger making him want to rip the Plutarkians apart barehanded. Modo turns sharply. "That's how you really got that, isn't it?" Kain nods solemnly. "Why lie?"
"Never mind. I don't want to talk about it." Kain turns away.
"What're you hiding?"
Kain sighs. "Vikki was scheduled to fight the night I tried to escape. I had been sold a few months before. I didn't know she was there or I would've went to get her. When I was caught, they decided to punish me by..." His voice trails off. He doesn't want to finish. Modo does for him. "You fought her." Kain nods gravely. "I was wearing a mask; she didn't recognize me." He turns to Modo. "Never tell her, Modo. She blames herself for so much."
"I won't. Believe me. If I could have, I would've kept her on Mars."
A sudden explosion rocks the building. Modo walks to the cell door. "Get ready. We're outta here." Ten minutes later, the door to the hallway is blown open and Vikki rides in on Lil' Hoss. Lil' Hoss makes such a sharp stop that Vikki is thrown over the handlebars. Vikki picks herself up yelling, "That's it! That is it! You and me are gonna have it out, Bike!" She notices Modo and Kain in the cell. "Modo!" Vikki runs, unlocks the cell door, and wraps her arms around Modo's neck. He puts his arms around her waist, lifting her from the ground. The others have come through the door. Charley is on Vinnie's bike. Vinnie is laughing hard. *I thought you could ride!*
When Modo sets her down, Vikki turns to her brother. "I can ride. It's not my fault the bike's used to a heavier rider." She turns back to Modo. "No offense."
"None taken." Modo proceeds to lift her again. "You are pretty petite." Vikki squirms. "Put me down and I'LL show you PETITE!" Modo laughs.
"Throttle interrupts. "We should be going." Modo sets Vikki down, again; and she frees Modo's arm cannon with a blast from her eyes. Then she playfully kicks Modo in the shin. "Ouch!" Modo rubs his shin and pouts. Kain laughs and calls, "Remind me never to get her mad at me."
"Ahmmmm!" Charley reminds them of the time. Modo and Vikki move toward Lil' Hoss. Vikki stops and mocks fear. "No way." Modo laughs. He turns to his bike and pretends to be stern. "Now be good." Confused beeps sound from Lil' Hoss. Modo laughs again. Vikki defends herself as she gets on with, "I mean it though. I nearly killed me!" They all laugh and ride out into the hallway. Kain is in Throttle's side wagon.
Vikki leans to look over Modo's shoulder at his bike's display screen. "The ship's three floors down." Throttle points to the elevator directly in front of them. "Shortcut!" Vinnie blasts the elevator doors and they ride straight down the wall and into the hanger.
Goons start shooting. Vinnie and Throttle throw grenades. They blow at the goons feet, sending them flying. Kain takes an extra blaster from Throttle, jumps free, and rolls towards the ship; dodging laser fire.
The Weathermiester walks out of the ship and starts a lightning storm aimed at the Biker Mice. "Zis is myh newh Veather Plane, so Bak awf!" Kain has gotten to the ship. He blasts at the Weathermiester's feet, knocking her over. Kain aims down his arm; at her chest. Through all the fighting, Vikki hears Kain say, "For Mars, you Plutarkian lapdog," and hears his laser charge to full power. Instant reflex causes Vikki to flip off Modo's bike. When she lands, she immediately blasts Kain's laser out of his hand and walks over to him, her hand laser aimed at the Weathermiester. Kain glares at Vikki. She calmly says, "Our fight is with the stinkfish, not their paid-off lackeys." She turns a blank face to the Weathermiester. "Five. Four. Three." The Weathermiester scurries out of the room.
The guys have finished with the goons and come over to the ship. "Well," Kain sighs. "Time to go." Kain flashes a smile. A deep, slightly mechanical, baritone voice sings out, "Bo-doe-dee-o-doe." Vikki whistles and claps as he continues. "Good-night, Sweet-heart. We-ll it's time to go-o! Bo-doe-dee-o-doe. Good-night, Sweet-heart. We-ll it's time to go-o!" He turns to Charley and takes her hand. "I hate to leave you, But I rea-lly mu-st say, Oh Good-night, Sweet-heart, Good-night!" Kain bows and kisses Charley's hand. The others clap. Vinnie halfheartedly, though.
Vinnie's face is blank, but; inside his head; he goes, *Stupid jerk. "Mr. Wonderful!" Hah! Good thing he's leaving.* Vikki chuckles. *Jealous, Bro?*
*You can tell if I'm lying, right?"*
*Then I ain't saying a word!*
Vinnie didn't even notice that, during that exchange, Kain shook his and Throttle's hands. Kain walks over to where Vikki is standing and takes her hand. "Well, at least this time I get to say, Good-bye,...," he grins, "Vikki." Vikki smiles and tearfully hugs him. Kain whispers, "Still friends?" Vikki nods on his shoulder. He pulls her to face him. Kain looks into her face and says, "Next time, you sing." Vikki playfully replies, "Get outta here before you wear out your welcome."
Modo is closest to the ship. Kain walks over to him. Kain says, in a voice to low for the others to hear, "If you ever hurt her, in any way,..." Modo holds up his hands. "Take a number." Kain chuckles. "One other thing. When she's bummed, get her to sing. It ALWAYS works. She's good too." Modo holds out his hand and Kain shakes it, then he gets in the ship. As the engines fire, Kain's voice comes over the radios. "If your ever in Red Rock, look me up, BABYDOLL!" Charley giggles. Vikki opens the channel. "Real macho, hiding behind a ship's hull. Now I probably will just to pay you back!" Kain laughs. "I'll be waiting."
The ship blasts off, and through, Limburger Tower. They all get out before it topples.
The Weathermiester had started a snowstorm to slow the rescue attempt. Now it is a frozen rain that is making the road treacherous. To make matters worse, the mice are ambushed. A missile explodes in front of Vinnie's bike. Vinnie, lying on his stomach, looks up to see Charley ,unconscious or worse, lying a few feet away on the frozen street. He reaches out. "CHARLEY!!"
Continued in Revelations.