VCS and the Rhamken
The desert surface of Katina glowed brightly, the sand of its various deserts reflecting the solar rays off the planets surface. Marcus tied the knot on his shoelace and he was fully dressed, he rubbed his eyes with his right hand just to finish waking up, Marcus would have loved to have woken up to a time where everyone got along, no war, no fighting, but Marcus knew that the world depended on war, depended on fighting, he knew the military played a large role in economic system, so he would have to make do with this world, a world where he and his crew are hunted, not only by the invading Aparoids but by the planet he had once fought to defend.
Marcus walked down the metallic hallways of the Great Fox, eager to see Reece, if what his mother had told him was true then Reece is in some serious trouble. Marcus approached the door to Reeces quarters, it was shut, Marcus noticed that the holographic keypad on the doorframe read sealed in red letters, What the hell? Marcus quietly muttered to himself in confusion, not understanding why the door would be sealed. Marcus pressed the holographic enter key and held it down for a couple of seconds, the holographic display changed from a digit pad to a keyboard, the message read Please enter door seal override code, Marcus entered his captains administrator password, the screen flashed with the message reading Incorrect password, 1 attempt(s) remaining in red text. Marcus frowned, he was certain he had entered the correct code. Marcus entered his password again, it was once again incorrect, Marcus swore under his breath, he was now locked out from his own system. Marcus heard footsteps behind him, he could tell who it was by listening to the sound of the footstep, Marcus turned around to face his father who was walking down the hallway towards him,
I thought you might be here. Fox noted as he continued to approach his son,
What gave you that idea? Marcus asked in a frustrated tone, still annoyed his password didnt work,
I know you better than you may think; there is a lot of me in you. Fox told his son, Marcus nodded, he remembers people saying how uncanny the father and son are in personality. Weve had to lock Reece in his quarters because of his health. Fox added, Marcus raised an eyebrow,
Why? All he is doing is throwing up and feeling light headed. Marcus noted,
He got some part of an Aparoid in his system, inhaled or swallowed Im not sure but if we leave this effect for too long Reece will either die to the virus or he will fall under the Aparoids influence. So we locked Reece in his room and Krystal got ROB to filter Antibiotics into his room, it wont cure him but it will halt the speed of the virus.
Then we have to get Corneria now! Marcus demanded, Fox shook his head in response,
We wont get there in time. Fox told Marcus,
Use the warp gate! Marcus yelled,
We cant use it because Corneria tracks all use of the warp gates, when they pick up the Great Foxs signature, were done. Fox explained in the same calm tone. Marcus lowered his head slightly,
Then what can we do. What possible help can Slippy and Amanda be? Slippy is an engineer! Marcus replied in frustration,
When we contacted Slippy earlier I mentioned this problem, and he told us that he has a VCS that he will have powerful antibiotics attached to for Reece.
What is a VCS?
VCS stands for Virus Containment Suit, they were used back when soldiers were infected by the Aparoid virus during the Aparoid invasion. Fox explained, Marcus nodded, content with his fathers plan, Okay, now get into the hanger and get ready to go down to Katina with the rest of us. Fox ordered, he then turned around and made his way to the hanger, Marcus quickly followed.
When Marcus and Fox reached the hanger, Todd, Lola and Krystal were all sitting in the cockpit of their respective aircrafts, ready to depart to the surface of Katina. Quickly boys, get in your ships, we need to be down there now. Krystal politely ordered, Fox opened his cockpit window, he leapt into the cockpit, shutting the glass behind him. Marcus quickly climbed into his ship in a similar fashion. The group readied their ships engines for launch,
Hey wheres Kadie? asked Marcus,
Shes monitoring Reece, hun. Lola replied,
From in his room? Marcus asked desperately, worried she was in the room with Reece,
No no, from the security hub, we set up a camera to make sure everything is okay with Reece. Todd added. With his question answered the group activated their engines and flew out the protective force field, on their way to the surface of Katina.
The five Arwings let out their landing gear, preparing to land on the rock filled, covered by sand, surface of Katina, the new home planet of the Toad family. Marcus gently leapt out of his Arwings cockpit, landing in the thin layer of sand below, Marcus looked over his shoulder to see the others doing the same, Fox was being a little more cautious of the sand, with good reason, he had once hurt his legs by landing too hard on what he thought to be thick sand. Fox quickly walked ahead of the group, he pointed to some small buildings on the horizon,
That is the city where Slippy lives. He pointed out, it wasnt much of a place to live, the place was built next to a lake, apart from that there wasnt much to look at. The Toad family mostly moved here for their first son Jason who was more of a cowboy style child and he wanted a place to practice. The group started moving towards the house of Slippy and Amanda Toad.
The group of fugitives walked up the driveway of the Toads family home. Marcus felt a vibrating from his pocket of his pants, he knew it was his phone, he activated the phones holographic interface, he had received a message from Jessica, Marcus opened the message,
I dnt no whr u r but run, gnrl has elit sldrs aftr you.
The message was clearly sent in a rushed panic, Jessica always uses proper formatting and spelling in all messages. Marcus heard blaster rifles charge up,
Freeze you no good traitors! shouted a robotic voice, Marcus froze in fear, he felt the barrel of the blaster against the back of his head, Fox turned around to see his son being held at gunpoint by what appeared to be felines in battle armour.
Fox mumbled, a trace of fear could be heard in his voice, Rhamken, best of the best. One of the Rhamken looked at Fox through his helmet, the Rhamken solider wrapped an arm tightly around Marcuss throat, chocking him and dragging him back.
Youre all coming with us, the Rhamken leader ordered, either that
or you die, your choice. And we havent forgotten about your friends up on your piece of crap you call a mother ship, theyll be dead by now as well.
a/n: I took too long, Im sorry *hands cookie*