Friday, December 15, 2006

The wait is killing me.

I am not a patient person. So having to wait more than 24 hours for Vortex to start up the first Cyclone of the season so he can create enough of a convincing cover for Ki-Yama, Aryis and myself to get in and free these hostages. Was really annoying.

You see the genius of Koma's plan is the fact that noone realises that the hostages are actually freed because of the Cyclone. It also takes the number of witnesses to our activity down to just the guys guarding the hostages. But before any action could be taken we had to wait hiding out in Suva waiting for Vortex's cyclone to come to town.

Ayris went to sleep. So it was just me and Ki-Yama sitting in the small apartment, in silence. I'd already tried to turn on the TV. I learnt that Ki-Yama hated TV when she put a kife through the screen. Aryis laughed, told me if I opened the door he'd kill me. Said Ki-Yama could come in if she was up for some more, then closed the door to the bedroom.

I was curious and turned to Ki-Yama.
"Well I had to find out for myself Warren. But I don't do it before a job, it ruins my intensity." She continued cleaning her array of knives.

It didn't take me long to get really bored. So I asked Ki-Yama about how she got to Spearhead.
"Your new so I'll tell you what I tell everyone." she sighed and put her kife down. "I kill people its what I do. I like doing it. And if you try and ask me about my past again I'll hurt you." Then she picked up her knife and continued cleaning it.
"Can I help." I asked.
"You ever cleaned a knife before?" she asked.
"Yeah but they were all butchers knives. My Dad worked in an abitoir." I replied.
She passed me a knife and a cloth and watched me while I cleaned the knife. After I finished I checked the kinfe to see if it was sharp. I looked up to see a stone in her outstreached hand. I took it and sharpened the blade.
"So your not a complete waste of time are you Warren." she took out a small bag and opened it to reveal her two swords. "Finish the knives. I need to do these."

Well this was fun cleaning and sharpening kives with a dead hot assassin. It certainly was a a high point. I hadn't had this much fun since the last hot assassin I'd worked with.

"You've cleaned assassin's knives before." she mentioned.
"Yeah. I spent sometime in Japan a few years ago. Got to hang around with some Ninja's, at least I think they were ninja's." There was no need to lie to her.

"What was her name?" she asked with a slight smile.

"How did you know it was a she." I replied. She gave that look all women give you when they know that of course it was a woman.

"Ok her name was Kim. But I think you mean her code name that was Black Rose. You know her?" I knew the answer, from the fact she looked up when I mentioned her code name.

"Of course. Nice to know she's still alive." She went back to her sword. And that was all I got out of her. Next time I'm bringing a video game.

Tuesday, December 05, 2006

I'm in control. I'm in control.

Well Koma got us all together for training and I'd never had a more chaotic training session. Well to tell the truth I hadn't trained with others since my days at at Pegasus which was in the 1990's. The main reason why it was so chaotic was Ayris. He's a real arsehole and tried to do everything himself. He was constantly in everyones way. What was amazing was that he almost did everything himself. Eventually while dealing with a wall of adamantium Ayris pretty much got crushed. I could hear his bones snapping under the strain. I ran to see if I could help, neither Vortex or Ki-Yama seemed to care. Koma stopped the session there and I went to help Ayris but he pushed me away and hobbled out of the training room.
Vortex told me that he heals very quickly and it wont be long till he was back. But he didn't come back. Koma came in and said that he'd be taking the rest of the session with us.
Now I remember Koma back when he was a lab rat working for Dr Flinders at Pegasus. Pegasus is a training facility for super-humans which is still run by Dr. Flinders. Koma was there to theorise how we could apply our powers and worked out ways to test them. But seeing him suited up in body armour he didn't look like Dr. Peters. He teleported in and out of trouble and on one occasion used some energy shield to protect him and Ki-Yama from an explosion.
After we finished Vortex came up to me in the change rooms.
"Dude! I didn't think Koma would be like that. He was in the middle of everything."
I agreed with him. But I was wondering as to how Dr. Peters became Koma.

I mean look at a old picture of him from when he worked at Pegasus.

Now look at him.

Koma was waiting for me outside the change rooms.
"Warren, come with me. I have a surprise for you." He was similing. And quickly he walked down the hallway. I followed. I was still hurting from the training session. He turned around to see me hobbling he stopped and waited for me.
"Sorry" He appoligised. "I forgot that was your first training session. I'll slow down."
He didn't do as much as me but he wasn't even looking tired. How the hell was he doing it. Eventually we got to a security door it was one of those ones with a keypad and passcard entry. Koma just walked up to it and opened it, it musn't have been armed.
We entered into what I knew was a hanger. There was a plane and someone else.

"Pfwoarr!" I exclaimed.
"Yes she's she's marvelous. Isn't she." agreed Koma.
"Yeah she's stunning and the planes pretty good too." I added.
Koma just looked at me and shook his head.
"This is Ms. Justice Nichols she's the head of aircraft enginering here at Spearhead." introduced Koma

"Which really means I'm a plane mechanic." quiped the very nice Ms Nichols.
Now normally I'd jump right in and probably get slapped in the face or get something. But this was Koma's show and he'd already given me the no flirting with Spearhead staff speach.
Damn! this was going to be hard.

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