"The Tomorrow Warriors Part 2"

By Ben

Narrator: Thirty-five thousand feet above the earth’s surface flight TWA 1221 en route to Dallas from Honolulu, an “escort” of fighter jets follows as the plane is about to make its landing.

Pilot 1: Jer, do you think we should do this? There are about 300 plus innocent civilians on that flight, we can’t just shoot it down.

Pilot 2: I hear you back Commander Reynolds said that OSWALD ordered us to shoot down this fighter because they have a special “project” onboard… It’s about to land, time to spring into action. Radio signal jammer in place…

Pilot 1: Missiles armed and ready to fire…

Pilot 3: And who said we couldn’t master this technology…

Onboard TWA Flight 1221…

Pilot: This is your captain speaking, we are about to land in… What the heck? The signal’s jammed… Damn (a bunch of swears no one can hear)

Flight Attendant: Uh captain you left the intercom on and the mothers are complaining about your rather, explisive language…

Pilot: Oh shit…

Flight Attendant: Captain…

Pilot: Oops… nothing to worry about folks… everything is under…

Passenger: Panic!

(The passengers start to panic)

Narrator: In all the mayhem, Ben who listens to Technovice MP3 player soon he notices…

Ben: (Takes off the earphones) Hey what’s going on here…

Flight Attendant: If you’d only…

Passenger: (Next to Ben) we’re all going to die!

Ben: Pardon? Could you repeat the dying part?

Passenger: The captain can’t make contact with the tower in Dallas! I’M TOO YOUNG TO DIE!!!

Ben: But you’re only eighty… five… (Gets whapped on the head with a cane) OW!

Passenger: I’m 84! 84!!! GET IT?!?

Ben: Ugh… right…

Passenger: Now if you excuse me, I have to horde the pillows, I want to die in comfort…

Ben: Jesus, this is one whacked out (Gets hit by the cane again) OW! STOP IT ALREADY!
 
???: (Cuts in on the music) You are in grave danger…

Ben: (Puts the headphones back on) What? Who’s there?

???: I don’t have the time to explain. OSWALD is after you…

Ben: I don’t know what you’re…

???: Look out the window.

Ben: (Shrugs and looks out)(Sees a squadron of fighter jets) Holy…

???: I’ll only make this brief, you were a project coming from OSWALD now your former masters are after you.

Ben: Former masters, listen I’m no one’s…

???: I suggest you transform now, they’ve got a lock (Static)

Ben: This goes against my better judgement but…

Technovice: Armor up to…

Magma Dragoon! The Flames of Compassion!

Passenger: Look it’s a…

Fighter Pilot: We got a lock, proceed to fire missiles… (Fires the missile)

(The passenger plane gets blown to bits as Ben falls downward)

Ben: Oh great, out of the frying pan and into the fire… (Grabs a piece of debris and uses it as a skyboard.)

Nth: (Appears) Hello Ben, need some help?

Ben: Yeah, big pillow so I won’t go “SPLAT!” when I hit the ground…

Nth: Uh that’s not what I had in mind…

Ben: Well the ground’s getting closer…

Nth: Remember playing Sonic Advenutre 2?

Ben: Yeah, so?

Nth: What if I gave you the ability to Grind on rails?

Ben: I’d say that would be too little too late…

Nth: Well I just enhanced your superstructure so you can perform acrobatics and you can also grind on rails.

Ben: Good…

Nth: Before you go… (Holds out five orbs) these are special X-Armor upgrades they will help you out when…

Ben: (Takes them and descends faster) Thank youuuuuuuuuuuuuuu…

Nth: (Sigh) Reploids these days, they don’t want to listen… (Disappears)

Meanwhile for the Groundbound…

Narrator: Gary and his friends have a barbecue for the warm summer when…

Technovice: BREEP BREEP! BREEP BREEP!

Gary: (Sigh) (Picks it up) Sorry, but Gary’s currently in a sanitarium…

Ben: Gary! I have no time for your…

Gary: …however he will be released…

Ben: GARY! I SWEAR TO GOD I’M GOING TO DIS…

Gary: Ugh can’t you take a joke?

Ben: This is no time for a joke, did you hear of a plane explosion near Dallas?

Radio: Urgent report, Air Force pilots have recently shot down a plane carrying rebel reploids over the Arlington area residents are advised to take shelter in…

Gary: Don’t tell me that was your plane…

Ben: Yeah and those USAF bastards killed a lot of innocent…

Gary: Where are you now?

Ben: Downtown, I’m grinding on the rails and it looks deserted now…

Gary: That’s because it was… evacuated… Ben, you should get out of there now… (Static on the Technovice) Ben?

Downtown Dallas…

Ben: Out of all the time to…

(Grizzly Slash drills out of the ground)

(More mavericks pop out of the woodwork)

Grizzly: Hello Benjamin, we were sent to retrieve you…

Firefly: (Flies from the sky) We’ve cut off your technovice signals with Grizzly’s jammer so your little toy soldiers won’t come to save you.

Kraken: So do you have any last word before your rights as a Canadian citizen are revoked?

Ben: Actually, I do… have you felt the surface of the sun?

Kraken: Oh no, shields up you morons!

(Ben creates a small atomic blast and destroys 5 square miles)

(At Gary’s barbecue, Lethbridge, Alberta, Israel… where every X-Force member is…)

All: (Groan with a telepathic order coming in)

Note: Radiopathic messages will be marked with “(- … -)”

Ben: (-This is your leader Ben on the Radiopathic Technovice Link, report to Dallas or I’ll make sure you’ll never see your next birthday…-)

Rob: That’s Ben for you…

Andrew: He lacks subtlety…

Gary’s barbecue…

Ken: Gary… you’re…

Gary: It’s Ben, he sent out the priority alarm…

Ken: You mean it was a death threat…

Gary: With Ben it’s the same thing… Technovice armor up to…

(Gary transforms into)

SPLIT MUSHROOM! The Power of Cooperation!

Downtown Dallas…

Dinorex: Pity; now we’ll have to rip you to shreds…

Firefly: You’re about five seconds to near-death why are you smiling?

Ben: Simply, your brains are shielded from the Electromagnetic Pulse the jamming device however wasn’t. I sent a radiopathic message to my friends of you naughty bastards… I also rendered ol’ Magna Centipede powerless…

Centipede: (Runs away)

Ben: Heh, so how would you like your deaths assholes? Slow and painful, medium somewhat painful or fast and painless…

(Rob comes in through teleporter)

Rob: Dibs of the idiot with the two-bit drill…

Grizzly: Who are you calling an idiot?

Andrew: (Comes in and smashes Sting Chameleon with the Shield of Light) Oh sorry is shit-for-brains more appropriate…

Alon: (Teleports in) Or you do like f---head you son of a bitch?

(Many of the other reploids back away as more X-Force members arrive)

(Overdrive Ostrich shots a Sonic Slicer at Rob)

(Rob catches it with his hand)

Rob: Nice try featherbrain. How about I pluck you sick son of a f—k?

Meanwhile on Space Colony Roosevelt…

Narrator: Dr. Naka and Dr. Keiji Inafune (Creator of the all the Mega Man series and also secret OSWALD scientist) watch on the Holovision, the fierce battle taking place in Dallas.

(Translated from Japanese)

Inafune: I never suspected your creation to be so resourceful, excellent work Dr. Naka…

Naka: What does it matter? I left OSWALD to pursue other interests…

Inafune: Like developing video games…

Naka: Exactly, I feel guilty for creating him in the first place…

Inafune: It’s not like you trying to do anything wrong, times change and we need new weapons like “Weapon: Firefox” To combat the reploids that want to destroy humanity.

Naka: I don’t know, he deserves a normal life.

Inafune: And you saw how depressed he became recently.

Naka: Maybe sending him to that family was a mistake in the first place.

Downtown Dallas…

Trevor: Oh no I’m surrounded… (Morph Moth, Dark Necrobat, Spiral Pegasus and Blast Hornet close in on him)

Moth: (Fires his Dust Laser at Trevor)

(The rest use their weapons against Trevor)

Ben: (Twists off Dinorex’s head as he watches Trevor fall) (-Andrew, hurry and save him, I don’t know if his adamantium shell will protect him. -)

Andrew: (-Got it Red, I feel like I have to rescue everyone. -)(Flies off to catch Trevor)

Firefly: Not so fast! (Hits Andrew with Will Laser)

Andrew: ARGH! (Gets pushed out of the way)

(Trevor hits the ground)

Firefly: You think I’m done with you? (Chases Andrew into the upper atmosphere)

Andrew: (- Does anyone have any bright ideas to swat this bug? -)

Rob: (- Perhaps a giant buglight? -)

Rick: (- Wait, I scanned him before he started to chase you, the answer is getting him into space. -)

Andrew: (- Pardon? -)

Rick: (- You heard me, his electronics are sensitive to pressure. Since there is no pressure in space he’ll pop, like if you decided to shove Gary out an air lock. -)

Gary: (- I heard that! -)

Rick: (- Oh hush up before I shock you -)

(Andrew and Izzy reach outer space)

(Izzy sparks and blows up as Rick predicted.)

Andrew: (Sticks up middle finger at Izzy’s remains)

Earth…

(Gary’s engaged in battle with Wire Sponge and Spiked Rosered)

Gary: Hey, Axel is it true that you have to be stuck in the ground and given a little water and sunshine before every battle?

Rosered: Grrrrrr…

Gary: And Spongie? How extra-absorbent are you? And does Bounty harass you about your secrets?

Sponge: Grrrrr…

Ben: (- Gary! Are you trying to make them mad? -)

Gary: (- That’s the plan -)

Sponge: Why don’t you just DIE (Hurls Strike Chain)

Rosered: No, I don’t need to be insulted by the likes of you… (Uses the Thorn Whip)

Gary: You two are a bunch of morons… (Jumps)

(The two chain weapons hit the wrong targets)

Rosered: Au revoir cruel world…

(Both blow up)

Gary: Just like an old “Three Stooges” bit, you knuckleheads…

(Boomer Kuwanger jumps in)

Boomer: ARGH! You killed my friends! We will rip you to shreds! Right Mr. Fluffy?

Gary: (Large sweat drop) (-Oy! This is too pathetic. -)

Boomer Hand Puppet: Kill! Eat his bones!

Gary: (- Um, Ben. I’m dealing with a mental ward escapee here. -)

Ben: (- Hold your horses, I’m coming, just improvise. -)

Gary: Um… (Pulls a petal from Rosered’s head) Ole!

Boomer: (Snorts)(Charges)

Gary: (Pulls up the petal) Ole!

(Ben runs into Boomer’s path)

Boomer: Huh! (Gets impaled on Ben’s horns) Owie… Mr. Fluffy? Mr. Fluffy? Oh my god you bastards! You killed Mr. Fluffy! (Dies of shock)

Ben: (Removes the carcass from his head) And they let hit out of his… (Gets blown away by Storm Eagle's Storm Tornado attack)

Gary: Ben? (Gets wrapped by Kraken’s tentacles) Arggh! Not you…

Kraken: You left yourself open… Know I’ll damage your chances of having children…  (Shocks Gary)

Gary: (Screams)

Alon: Hey asshole! You forgot something!

Kraken: What?

Alon: I have ice cold… (Uses Reverse Fusion on Kraken)

Kraken: (Freezes and crumbles)

Gary: Ouchies! Thanks Alon…

Space Colony Roosevelt…

Comm-link with Storm Eagle…

Eagle: We’re taking heavy causalities… we can’t take anymore Colonel…

Sims: I see, less than two weeks ago he could only chuck fireballs, today he’s creating nuclear blasts. It makes me wonder, do the other members have this much potential…

Eagle: Sir?

Sims: I still want the Dragoon alive. He’s weak to wind type weapons, just knock him and take him to base.

Eagle: Yes sir…

Sims: Oh and have a little fun before you take him back…

Within’ the Eagle’s zooming lens…

Eagle: Target in sight. Volt Catfish, Spark Mandrill sedate him!

A few blocks away…

Catfish: There he is… TRIAD THUNDER!

Mandrill: SPARK SHOCK!

Ben: ARGH! (Crashes and gets shocked into submission) Ughnnn…

Rob: (Jumps from the roof) Time to carve the thanksgiving turkey… Marc?

Marc: (Flies in) Yes?

Rob: (Holds Storm Eagle) Show him who’s the real air commander…

Marc: Hey there’s only room for one of us… RAZOR WING! (Shoots out razor feathers)

Eagle: ARGH!

Marc: (Continues firing until Storm Eagle hits the ground)

Eagle: (Labored Breathing) You may have won… this (gasp) battle (cough) but we have… your…

Rob: Our?

Eagle: (Gasps) your leader… Weapon: Firefox… will… live… again… (Loses life support and the eyes fade to black)

Rob: What?

Pegasus: (Swoops down) Did you get our target?

Mandrill: Of course, (Holds Ben’s human body over his shoulder) what are our orders now?

Pegasus: Return to base, our job is done.

(The rest of the X-Force notices the mavericks teleport out of Dallas)

Rob: Where’s Ben?

Alon: Funny, I lost radiopathic contact with him a few seconds ago…

Rob: Then those assholes did take him?

Andrew: Take who?

Rob: You didn’t hear? (Never mind you weren’t here)

Gary: Eaglebreath here told us that Ben is something called “Weapon: Firefox” and then took him away…

Andrew: … (Hooks up an I/0 port in Boomer’s head)

Alon: Uh what are you doing?

Andrew: Accessing information from Boomer’s brain…

Gary: Could you have picked a sane minded reploid?

Andrew: … Shut up! There I got a location…

Rob: Location? Of what?

Andrew: Of Ben, well sort of. He’s on a space colony named Roosevelt, but I have no idea where it is… However I have a location where we can get more information… Nowhere…

Rob: It has to be…

Andrew: Nowhere that’s the name of the base…

Rob: You and I are going Nowhere. The rest of you… stay put…

Nowhere… the only earthbound OSWALD base…

Guard 1: When was the last time enjoyed a nice meal outside of nowhere Nigel?

Guard 2: I don’t know… (Teleporter door opens above them) Blimey!

(Rob and Andrew crash through into the underground corridor)

Andrew: Here it is, the 20th corridor of Nowhere…

Rob: What’s your fetish with saying nowhere?

Andrew: Oh shut up, we’re wasting time…

(Andrew bypasses the lockout feature and the 6-feet thick door opens.)

Rob: So what is this place?

Andrew: It’s the only OSWALD base on the planet’s surface, in Northern Africa. I have no other important information other than this database has all information I need… (Hooks up various ports and starts downloading the information) this will take about three minutes to finish.

Guard 1: Freeze!

Guard 2: That’s highly classified information, back off Beastie Boy!

Rob: And I should be worried? We both have adamantium shells and you two lunkheads wouldn’t be as stupid to actually fire on that database as it contains all of the dirty secrets that were swept under the rug from WWII on…

Guard 1: Damn you got us there…

Rob: Go ahead and fire at us if it makes your job easier, maybe you’ll impress your boss…

(The guards back away)

Andrew: Ooh, they know where they are hiding the Tang…

Lethbridge, Alberta… The VR Adventure… 30 minutes later…

Rob: Did you really have to take Ken along?

Gary: Actually he insisted.

Ken: Well if you don’t like it…

Rick: Oh shut up. It doesn’t matter wether Ken’s here or not, I just want to know why we are. Andrew?

Andrew: I thought it would be more fun to see this in a three-dimensional presentation and thanks to Rob’s friend who works here at “VR Adventure” we were able to use our “game” for this simulation…

Gary: Thank heaven we learned how to use this technology so why are we here?

Alon: But where’s Trevor?

Rick: He didn’t feel like coming after his pounding, he said he needed the rest.

Rob: Oh well, we can always brief him later.

Andrew: Ahem! Now to start…

Space Colony Roosevelt… Japanese Research Facility…

Naka: I’m sorry I must do this Ben, but for your sake I have to…

Narrator: So Naka took injected Ben with the needle containing an unknown formula, as he emptied the syringe into Ben’s bloodstream. Quickly Ben’s body structure warped and weaved itself the human shell dissolved itself leaving behind the unconscious body of Pyro the Fox…

Ben: (Snores)

Naka: Now I pity for what you’re going to have to go through…

To be continued…