"Yeah...like I said..the others should be around the ship..."
The intercom then sounded: [THREAT TO SHIP HAS ENDED : RETURNING TO NORMAL AUTO PILOT]
"Ahhh...first bit of good news all day... sowhat is this?..." Phoenix asked as he held the object in his hand.
"Candy." Boss replied. "My favorite, actually; that's why I always keep a couple with me." Boss turned to Edge "Can you look around for the other survivors? Stealthily, so that they don't panic seeing you?"
Edge nodded. "Not a problem."
"Thanks." Boss said, and turned back to Phoenix. "You said you were a lawyer? What's a lawyer doing on an airship?
"They are not Survivors, we found this ship!" Phoenix said as Edge went off.
He sighed and said "Well, it's a long and petty strange stor-" He stopped as he was just about to put the sweet in his mouth.
"Wait...This isn't spiked or anything? Because I just can't deal with that sort of thing right now..."
Boss laughed, and took out his other candy bar, unwrapped it, and took a bite out of it. "Of course not. These are usually for me; I wouldn't spike something I eat. Lots of sugar, though."
Suddenly Dillon landed, and upon seeing the destroyed bike fell to his knees.
"This Air-Cycle has survived so much, it's been through battles
AND YOU JUST SMASHED IT!" The wings on his back began to shift; tiny sparks of black lightening began to appear in his hands.
"Now wait a minute." Phoenix objected (Cookie)
"I tried my best to help you, yes I crashed the Air-Cycle, but it's not that badly broken is it? You can fix it right?"
The Lightening in Dillon's hands faded away, his wing disappeared.
"I suppose your right. Now then it would appear we have some new allies on my airship,"
Dillon moved to the new people, hand extended.
"My name is Dillon, and I am captain of this Fine Airship, hang on I think there's a name for it here."
Dillon looked around and found the ship did in fact have a name. In golden letters it read
The Rising Dawn
"SO yes I'm captain, let's go to the lounge and have a gentleman's discussion."
He proceeded to lead them, his new cane making a rhythmic click as he walked with it.
"What?" asked Boss unsure of what just happened?
"I think he means he wants to talk to you, Steampunk has a way of altering ones attitude." Explained Phoenix
"Oh." Boss said, standing up. "Makes sense. I'm Boss, my associate, who you just missed, is Edge; he's making sure everyone's alright. We're here to help."
"Anyways As I was Saying..." Phoenix said before taking a bite.
"wight...*Swallows*...so a few weeks ago, I was defending a client on a murder charge, wife found dead as news of an affair came out, managed to find out that the Best friend did it to avoid have a child, So I won the case..." He took another bite.
"Then...He came to me and invited me to his group, some cult or something, so I played along, next thing I know I'm in a realm called "The Void", before several judges, one for time, one for science, one for magic and so on. That son of a bitch offered me up to be the defence for criminals who threated existance, Total madness I tell you!"
He finished the bar and rubbed of the crumbs.
"...I...wasn't very good...10 cases...all lost and the clients sent to hell...then, I meet this crowd, the charge was Tampering with Space/Time, went knocking around in 1600's Japan, had a good case, felt good, like I could win...
Then Rugal entered the picture...He was in Japan too, trying to kill them off, they stood in the way of his plans, while his soul was tried on several other counts and send to Hell Island, he survived thanks to his cloning System on his battleship, The BlackNoah.
He...threatened my friends...forced me to throw the case...If it wasn't for somekind of...I don't even who what to call it!...half of the people here would be burning for the rest of time and beyond..."
"So now, I'm trying to prove that Rugal interfered with the trial and bring him to Justice, but first, we need to destory his Cloning station...and thats where we are headed..."
He rubbed his temples and sighed "I need a drink..."
"...ok, that's cool, that's nice, now Phoenix, do you have a history of Schizophrenia? Maybe you take anti-psychotics, and you've missed a couple doses? I'm not accusing, I'm just curious."
"Stick around and see if I'm wrong..." Phoenix answered back before heading to the passagers quarters for a shower.
Justin flew through the open Hanger door, sneaking past the new arrivals and heading down to the Airships engine room where Glados was just finishing up her repair/sabotage job.
"How goes it?" Justin said to the lower half of Glados that was sticking out of the boiler.
Glados struggled to get out of the boiler and sighed happily "You made it back safe" She said smiling "that's good... And things are turning out very well here, I'm almost done I just need you to relight the boiler."
"Atta girl" Justin said as he focused on his ring, he may have been tired from the battle, but his resolve ran on distress and pain. A large spark of his lighting dying will flames errupted on the ring and he channeled it into the boiler, feeding it more and more till the engine room began to creak and groan like some ancient beast awakening for the first time in full in many years.
As Dillon sat in the lounge he heard the unfamiliar sound of the of The Rising Dawn roaring to life, he smiled, things were finally turning out his way.
Back in the Engine Room
"Well it shouldn't be long till this ship reaches its destination, then we'll find out what exactly the heroes are up to, and if they are going to stop a villain...." Glados mused "We'll see if they'd like to be associates with us."
THREAT TO SHIP HAS ENDED. RETURNING TO NORMAL AUTO PILOT.
From the opposite side of the room, Youmu stood back up and shook herself awake. She was just about to open the door when she heard voices on the other side. That wasn't what worried her - what worried her was that she didn't recognise either of them. As the voices moved past her room, apparently discussing some of the other people on the ship (mostly Phoenix, as it turned out), she reached back for a sword in case they came in.
Apparently forgetting that plan, she opened the door, sticking to the inside so they wouldn't see her right away.
Suddenly a hole is blown in the engine room, caused by a snail in a biplane.
"Where are all the lovely senoritas at monsieurs?"
Caim and the dragon came out of their stupor (which was caused by the Deus ex machina of author being AWK) and noticed the the snail. The dragon narrowed her eyes and said, "If you are referring to females, worm, you need only see with your eyes. However, whether or not you are able to acquisition any of them is up to whether you have more tact or actual wit as to properly woo and gain one." With a low growl and smoke curling from her nostrils, the dragon stared down the snail. Caim looked onward with silent laughter and a sword at ready.
As the snail blew a hole in the engine room, Justin and Glados noticed a large Dragon and it's human rider had been sleeping there the whole time, hoping none of their conversation had been overheard by the sleeping pair they made their leave to the upper decks.
"Do you think they have a shower on here?" Glados said looking at her dirty dress and grime covered hands.
"Given Ryan's luxurious nature? I bet there is one in the private quarters." Justin said.
Phoenix finished cleaning up all the mud/blood/sweat/tears that the had picked up over his travels.
As he put on his suit, he heard a knock on the door.
"Just a Second..."
Phoenix opened the door to a soot and grease covered Glados.
"...I take it you want the shower?..."
Glados merely pushed pass him and locked the door.
"...Alright then..." phoenix mumbled before heading back to his room.
BlackNoah soon awaited...
"So how you holding up? Flying that cycle is quite a ride huh?" Phoenix heard from behind him in the hall. He turned around bewildered.
"When did you get there?" He asked
"Please...Never...And I mean EVER make me have to go though that again...I'm a Lawyer, not a Stuntman!" He said to Justin.
"GODDAMMIT, THE PAST 24 HOURS, I'VE BEEN BEATEN, NEARLY SHOT, NEARLY CRUSHED, ALMOST SLICED IN HALF, MUGGED BY A VAMPIRE, THROWN OUT A AIRSHIP AND ATTACKED BY FIGHTER JETS, SO PLEASE DON'T TELL ME TO BE CALM, I AM CALM!!..."
A Stunned look appeared on Justin's Face.
"...Feel better now?..."
Phoenix replied "...yeah...much...".
He leaned against the wall then sat on the floor.
"...and the worst is yet to come..."
"You really shouldn't say that, because it can always get worst" Justin said standing across from Phoenix. "So did you take this case because you wanted to or because it payed?"
"What do you mean?" Phoenix asked his eyes narrowing.
"What do you stand for in life?" Justin said looking down at the Lawyer.
"You didn't kill your entire country like me, now did you?" a voice came from the shadows under pheonix. Alucard rose up out of the ground infront of him and from under his coat came Stella, holding a massive cannon.
"I've decided against killing you, it'd be a wasted effort." he said coldly.
Aluucard walked away from Phoenix,and took Stella by surprise, knocking her out with a punch. He laid her on the bed. "Take are of her untill she's true." he said pointing to justin before disappearing into the shadows.
"Uhh..." Justin looked at the girl Alucard had just knocked out and laid on the bed in what he guessed was his and Glados's room. "This isn't going to end well.." Justin said looking at Phoenix. "So what do I do now?"
Phoenix shrugged, and that was when the bathroom door opened, and a cleaner, cheerful Glados came skipping down the hallway. "Good luck with explaining that" Phoenix said before stepping back a safe distance.
"Are you questioning my game monsieur? i will have you know that i am a gentlemen and a scholar! if it is a fight you want it is a fight you shall have, but for now i am only on a quest for honor and valor and the hearts of the fair senoritas."
Said Pepe as he dismounted his craft, tied a rope around it and started to walk toward the dragon, wheeling it behind him like a little red wagon.
The dragon scoffed, and continued, "I find it hardly 'honorable to quest for as many hearts of females as possible. Isn't one enough? Regardless, it's hardly worth my time. Also, to anyone who listens, what in the hell is going on, in my partner's terms, of course"
Boss blinked and shook his head. "I'm sorry, is there somewhere I can go and sit down, like a lounge or a bar? I need to make sure my head is on straight."
Upon hearing the stranger ask about something casual, Youmu stopped being so tense. Slowly breathing out, she left the room and started retracing her path to the cafeteria, hoping they'd be smart enough to follow her without her needing to say any more than she had to.
Phoenix calmed down as Alucard slipped away.
"...I Hate that guy..." he said as the fright slowly faded from his body.
"Too answer your question Justin...I became a lawyer to try and find Justice for some of the most hopeless people in the world...never imagined that I would become one...and when I said the worst is still to come, I meant BlackNoah, a Sunken Battleship with air tight defences and possibly a Clone army of our greatest enemy, A SuperHuman Crime Lord than can kill us in seconds...Thats what I meant..." He as he checked her vitals as Glados came in.
Tomoya still meditated on the ship's bow, more lightning surged around him and the whole outside of the airship beginning to engulf the airship in lightning and a blue aura, sweat began to drip off Tomoya's brow, he was close to remembering his objective but was so far.
As Tomoya braced his sword and gun he noticed that the Burning Man is now burning, cutting and shaping buildings to his own will and this got Tomoya confused and muttered to himself "You got to be fucking kidding me", he also wanted to check to see if Jack and the rest got back to the ship but he didnt want to leave himself open because another man has stepped into the sceane with Tomoya and Ken, Tomoya then noticed that it is the same man that got shot up and was walking towards the medical bay of the ship but instead he wields wields a sword that looks way too futureistic for this time, this made Tomoya even more confused, the other ship has dissapeared from Tomoya's sights as he was focusing on the two men.
Tomoya then walked towards the injured man wielding the futureistic sword and spoke "Well I dont know whats happening, but all I know is that everyone has to get out of here in one piece, so im gonna try to create a distraction, you should get back to the airship and rest, unless you want to help me" as Tomoya finished in saying that he walked towars the man that was destroying what was left of L.A and he will try to confront him.
Matt bumped into Justin on his way to the armoury and silently slipped his business card into Justin's pocket during the confusion. When Matt reached the armoury, he looked for a good rifle to use for target practice. His eye came upon a M107A1 that had seen better days and got to work cleaning it.
"will someone tell me where I can get some food? Or a bed? Can't quest for the señoritas on an empty stomach. Will you be so kind as to direct monsieur?" Pepe inquired.
"will someone tell me where I can get some food? Or a bed? Can't quest for the señoritas on an empty stomach. Will you be so kind as to direct monsieur?" Pepe inquired.
Dillon Noticed there were quite a few people, as such he hit a few buttons that caused some lights to activate creating a clear path, for boss it led him to the lounge, Pepe saw the lights led him to the barracks where the rooms were.
Dillon then found the presence of a very powerful being, the light powers Tomoya had given him told him it was a vampire.
Justin stood nervously, his wife was not impressed by some girl sleeping in their bed.
but Lucky for just just as she was about to open her mouth to speak Dillon burst through the door his wings active, he was floating a few feet off the ground.
he had been expecting Alucard but all he saw was Justin Glados and a sleeping girl.
"Oh uh...... sorry about that, I thought there was a dangerous Vampire around here, who's the girl? and why is she here I thought you guys were married?"
"How did you get all this information?" asked Mrs. Glados
"Lady when you've been through the things I've been through, you learn to figure shit out quick. Now I may seem young, but I do know that marital problems happen when one partner spends time with a third party, so maybe it would be best if I gave that girl my quarters, less stress on you two, and my quarters were Ryan's quarters, so it can easily help this girl recover."
The two looked at each other, It was convenient for them though the real problem was they realized, what if Dillon knew more than he was letting on, He was pretty comfortable seeing them, and he talked as if he had a sense of what was going to happen before it happened.
"So what do you say?" Dillon asked
Phoenix Finished Checking her pulse, a Lesson a friend doing Med-School showed him, as Dillon came in.
"Can't argue with that, that Vampire really clocked her..." He said as he picked Stella up in his arms.
"Right Dillon Lead the way..."
And with that Phoenix and Dillon left the room.
Edge was sitting on a chair, his head lying on the table in front of him. He wasn't sleeping, he wasn't even tired, he just hated work. No, that wasn't true, either; he just liked resting. He liked quiet and peace, just like any normal person, and he found the best way to find those things was to feign ineptitude. And, if prior experience was any indication, he wasn't going to get a whole lot of that for awhile.
Edge raised his head and opened his eyes. Boss was standing on the opposite end of the table, looking genuinely confused.
"Hey, you found your way here." Edge said. "What took you so long?"
"Followed someone here...I'm completely lost here..." Boss looked around the room a couple times before asking "So what do you make of this?"
"It's confusing as all hell is what it is. I had to make a list in order to keep everything straight." Edge then pulled out that list, in the form of a small notebook. "So! We have a spanish snail that thinks it's french, a glowy woman with a sword, a passive aggressive, but oddly nice, semi-organic robot-thing, a thing that can't be a person but thinks it is, a guy with a sword and a dragon, a tall, pale, murerific fella, not to mention gibbery pointy-hair and the good captain. We're in a flying boat (a boat, like one you sail in) somewhere over France, maybe, and we were being chased by two fighter planes just a minute ago."
Boss and edge sat in silence for a moment, collecting their thoughts.
"Murderific is an unusual word to use. So...why?"
"Ehhh, I became suspicious of his murderific-ness when he said he killed his whole country, and my suspicions were confirmed when he floated out of the ground and pointed a tank cannon at Phoenix."
"...murdered his whole country?"
"Probably a stupid country, like The Ottoman Empire."
"...why do you say that?"
"Have you ever seen The Ottoman Empire on a globe?"