Journey of the Heart: Chapter 4Alien Base
Even during the daylight hours, the colors of the first world our heroes would reach were darkly shaded. The biggest city upon a strange version of the Earth we live on had many tall skyscrapers, dedicated to selling everything from batteries to hot dogs.
But out in the residential district, hills beyond the skyscrapers, was a neon green house that was odd even to the residents of that world. A men's bathroom sign hung on the house door with giant lawn gnomes leading up to it. A flag that read "I love Earth!" stood high at the fence. The toilet was in the kitchen and many giant cords hung over the living room with a huge picture of a creepy green monkey over the couch.
It may be hard to believe that a house so strange was really just a cover up for the real home of alien life.
A small, green creature with a pair of antennae and big, red eyes was finishing explaining, to a pair of much taller creatures the same race as him, his plan to destroy Earth. No matte
RFTB: Non-Reply: Sprx's Funk Part 1Nova had been out in the field all of two days and Sprx managed to cuss out the blog, yell at a couple morepeople, and then lock himself in his room like a spoiled child when Gibson had told him to stay off the blog until he could calm down. But as she read the actual log of what had happened, rather than Gibson's flabbergasted retelling, she couldn't really blame him too much for the way he had reacted. It wasn't easy to let Mandarin go, even for her, even after the creep had given her traumatic stress that she'd recall every time they scouted a planet with even a few flakes of snow on the ground. Once upon a time, she would have found the sparkling white silence gorgeous.
Still, she was lucky enough to have a fiery response to her handicap - when Sprx was mad, he was just stupid, like when he'd…
She knocked on his door, and refused to walk away when he didn't answer. "Sprx? I know you're there."
Another pause, and then Sprx's door cracked open. He didn't look angr
Journey of the Heart: Chapter 3With An 'S'
A gummi ship was built from a special set of parts, the colorful, block-like pieces resembling a toy. "You guys came how far in this?"
"Way far!" Kiyo replied. "And we'll be using this ship for a lot more traveling, so get in!"
Sprx grumbled as he entered the vessel. Rose rolled her eyes. "Can we just go?"
"Hold up! You said you'd explain everything!"
"We can launch the gummi ship and explain as we travel. We don't have a ton of time on our hands," Kiyo reminded her brother, closing the door behind him and Rose. He was grateful the inside of the cockpit was bigger than it looked from the outside; the three of them all had their own, comfortable, swiveling chair, forming a circle in the center of the bridge. Sitting in the front chair, the helm, Kiyo typed something into the computer. "Hang on, guys!"
Sprx panicked, not even strapped down as the ship ascended off of Shuggazoom. When they slowed, Sprx sighed in relief and began breathing no
Replies From The Bridge 4When Mandarin went to the Dark Side, why did you lock him away, instead of trying to dissuade him and bring him back to you? - Anon
...You think we didn't try?
Really. Really, you think we didn't try and talk him out of it?
"You've started down a dark path, my friend, but it is not to late to turn back. I still sense good in you, Mandarin... If you'd think back and realize how much more for you the love of this city has done for us than any dictatorship would, I know you have the sound mind to see that your desire isn't sound."
Antauri was running out of things to say. The usually stoic second in command had been talking at his detained leader for hours, offering every piece of advice and reasoning that he thought could help. That once upon a time would have helped, because until a few months ago he would have trusted Mandarin to say these things to him.
But now, the orange monkey was merely glaring from the othe
The discord – they all knew – had reached maximum capacity. Reasoning time was over, and the Hyperforce was about to impeach their former commander. Violently. But the moment Sprx pulled out his magnets, Antauri held him back.
“Will overwhelming with numbers prove Mandarin's inability to lead?”
“So what? What are you-”
“Let me represent us.”
Mandarin laughed. “Pride isn't like you, Antauri. Just what do you plan to do.”
He charged forward and took the first blow. Mandarin swatted him away, caught off guard by the team counselor's lack of pontificating. Antauri's eyes narrowed.
“I plan to take over this team.”
Replies From The Bridge 3To Gibson: What lessons/topics have you taught Chiro?
Chiro received a well rounded education, much like he did at his former human school. Although I must say, public education's coverage of trigonometry is hardly adequate for a young man of Chiro's stature, so I have put him on a properly accelerated course and…
Gibson looked away from the keyboard to realize the boy was nowhere to be found. He had just been working on his homework nearby and there was no way he was done yet. Closer examination revealed a few scribbles in his notebook and his electronic textbook on the first page of the chapter.
Then again, perhaps Chiro's former instructors were less thinking about his potential and more his maturity level. In that case, I must agree with their methods.
"Chiro!" Gibson picked up the book and headed towards Chiro's room. "You realize this chapter is due tomorrow, monster attack or shine!"
The portable cell was locked. The guard had been notified that their new prisoner would arrive within the hour. The fuel tank was filled to the brim. The hatch was open and Ranger Seven loomed overhead.
Everything was in order. The rocket was crafted far better than the villain it enclosed deserved. He'd have a smooth ride at a comfortable temperature the whole way in an orange cell with a quiet corner to meditate in and a comfortable cot to sleep in. There was even a window looking out to see the view of Shuggazoom en route to the moon.
As soon as Mandarin's prison rocket was through the hatch and the smoke has dissipated, the rocket's engineer burst into tears.
Journey of the Heart: Chapter 2Rose
The team had been fairy close to Shuggazoom still, so that was where Sprx had directed the escape pod. He darted through the city on all fours, looking for something, anything that could help him.
Then he realized he had no idea what would help to begin with.
Come to think of it, he had next to no idea what was going on.
He stopped running. "So where am I supposed to go now?" He shouted to the sky, as if expecting it to answer him. Getting no response, he began to ask himself questions instead, crossing his arms. "I mean, you'd think that kid could have told me what the heck I'm supposed to do after I get away? No! All that guy could get out was 'you gotta escape or we're all doomed, blah blah blah' gee, that sure is helpful and specific advice right there pal. Thanks a lot!" He thought for a moment. "You know what? Why should I even trust that guy in the first place? What if he's working for those heartless things? That's gotta be it! Why else