"The Tomorrow Warriors Part 3"

By Ben

The VR Adventure…

Andrew: OSWALD was formed shortly after the United States entered World War II, according to FDR’s journals the “Nth” came to give the allies with the exception of the USSR advanced technology (including a massive space colony) to help humanity of this. However the “Nth” said none of it could be used for war until World War III broke out, however some of the technology was used in creating the first working nuclear weapon.

(Shows an image of the famous blast)

Andrew: Later in the mid-1950’s during the McCarthy era, the colony was used for imprisoning 100 000 American “communists” and using them for labor. In the late 1960’s a super cannon called the Dark Energy Cannon was developed for use in Vietnam but NATO and the United States congress overruled the firing of the weapon. Nixon infuriated ordered that no one after him knew of OSWALD’s existence and hundreds of world rulers, and statesmen were brainwashed into forgeting OSWALD. From then on suceeding presidents only were told OSWALD was a special military force.

Gary: So when did they create “Weapon: Firefox”?

Rob: Sssssh!

Andrew: In 1976, they initiated a knew programs using some of the most imaginative people on the planet, unfortuneatly they created crude androids and huge dinosaur-like creatures that were immediately destroyed so in 1981 they recruited Yuji Naka…

(Shows pictures of the protoypes and then Yuji Naka and Keiji Inafune)

Alon: The creator of Sonic?

Andrew: Yes, and Keiji Inafune (creator of Mega Man) both were also given jobs at Sega and Capcom for their known identities.

Rob: So let me geuss, Yuji Naka headed up “Weapon: Firefox”?

Andrew: Yes, after one failed attempt, he managed to make one in 1983. Susposedly the creature is able to use the power of all eight curcuit stones and the master curcuit (all stones containing infinite powers) to warp through space and time…

Rob: Much like Shadow of Sonic Adventure 2…

Andrew: There are several rumors that the whole game was somewhat based on his expiriences with OSWALD. However there’s more to this story than what you think, on December 31st, 1983 shortly after the first working Weapon: Firefox model was born Dr. Naka created an “explosion” in his lab making his superiors think he and the subject were killed in the blast…

Ken: And of course they weren’t…

Andrew: Uh huh, How they created him was with a combination of human and fox DNA with a little creative genetic engineering and you have an instant “mobian”. However the DNA structure could be split into two separate strands so Ben could’ve looked like a human and pass by normally in our society. However the fatal flaw was…

(Shows an image of the Weapon: Firefox)

Andrew: That his DNA would realign itself quick over the course of months two years, eventually his body was resisting it and then when the “Immortal Gene” kicked in when he was ten. Dr. Naka had to develop a stronger Gene Separator which would make him human for ten more years but after his DNA realigned itself he’d be a fox forever… After that OSWALD cut all records and abandoned the project after seeing it was hopeless to regain this weapon.

Rob: So who was after him?

(Shows an image of Colonel Sims)

Andrew: In March 2000, Colonel David Sims a Contra and Gulf War vet was assigned as head of OSWALD. Known for being a sadist he immediately searched for Dr. Naka and the subject who disappeared 17 years ago. Eventually Sims recovered them and plans to use Ben as a weapon against us. Apparently they know we’re reploids (and Ken too…)

Ken: WHAT?

Andrew: …and he knew Ben was Magma Dragoon, with the power to create nuclear explosions. According to my rescearh on the Technovices we have yet to achieve our potential hell maybe we have the ability to destroy planets! Well that’s not important, we have to rescue Ben before OSWALD can bring him back into the fold.

(GAME OVER Circles around the VR Room)

Rob: Well we have a couple more minutes… any ideas?

Marc: We have an entire secret military, anxious to reclaim their creation. Currently we have little chance of defeating them because of all their advanced weapontry… I’d rather live.

Rob: Yeah, well. I’m not letting that stop me Marc.  He’s my friend and if you don’t want to go, well…

Gary: Calm down Rob, making death threats is Ben’s job…

Andrew: I know Marc’s just scared…

Marc: No I’m not!

Gary: Then prove it!

Marc: Maybe I will!

All: Fine…

Marc: Technovice…

Armor up to…

STORM OWL! Storm of Fury!

(Teleports)

All: (!)

Rick: Did he just go without us?

Alon: Uh oh

Meanwhile on the Colony…

Narrator: The doctors around Ben work on him in the Japanese Research Facility, Meanwhile Yuji Naka stands in Colonel Sims office…

Sims: I must say you did you part of your job nicely, but our techs can take care of the rest. And you can go back to your cushy job as a video game designer.

Naka: I swear you’ll regret this Sims…

Sims: Only I don’t see that happening…

Meanwhile in the research facility…

(Ben wakes up)

Doctor 1: Oh no…

Ben: (Still dazed) Heh? That shock really took a… (Feels his fur coat) What the…? (Regains his sight) Holy…

Doctor 1: Hurry contact Sims he’s…

(The Colony shakes violently)

Sims’ office…

Sims: What was that? An earthquake?

Naka: That’s a colonialquake you idiot!

(Communicator turns on)

Doctor 1: Colonel Sims! The fox has awakened!

Naka: That’s bad, he’s reacting with the Master Curcuit. If we don’t sedate him, he’ll rip the colony apart!

Doctor 1: Sir?

Sims: You heard the man! Sedate the bugger!

Ben: What the hell happened to me? (Jumps on Doctor 2) WHAT DID YOU DO TO ME?

Doctor 1: (Takes out a medical tool)(Loads it with a sedative) Time for your nap!

(Doctor injects Ben with the sedative)

Ben: (Faints)

Sims: That should hold him for at least 5 hours.

Naka: Colonel, I don’t think my job here is done yet.

Sims: (!) That’s a first, but all right you can stay…

Naka: But first I need something.

Sims: Oh?

On the opposite side of the colony… 10 minutes later…

Alon: So this Space Colony Roosevelt? I imagined it would be smaller…

Andrew: It’s a terrasacted planetoid that’s a bit more than half the diameter of the moon.

Gary: That big? Talk about your own private planet…

Rob: Didn’t we forget something?

Mount Olympus Mons… Mars…

Marc: (Sheltering himself from the dust storm) I think I overshot it a bit…

Space Colony Roosevelt…

All: Nah…

Rick: Well where are they holding Ben?

Andrew: About 30 kilometers from here.

All: What?

Rob: You didn’t land us on their lawn where we could’ve ripped them to shreds?

Andrew: I had to get us in where they couldn’t track us. You don’t know what they’re hiding in this colony…

(Meanwhile a Survellience Patrol Drone found our heroes when they landed.)

Sims: How wrong you are kid, where we can’t track you. We have sentries… (Picks up phone) Hello? Release the Gaintizard…

Meanwhile in Naka’s lab…

Naka: Interesting…I know Ben’s immortality gene activated seven years ago but his friends…

Ben: Ugh… I had this crumby dream… jeez… I can’t feel my legs…

Naka: That’s because he had to repress your powers…

Ben: Who (labored breathing) are you?

Naka: That’s not important now, your recovery is astounding. That sedative would have knocked out a human out for about five hours.

Ben: (Groans) is that why?

Naka: You can’t move your legs? Paralysis is a meer side effect, but with your metabolism you should be back to normal in 20 minutes…

Ben: So that wasn’t a…?

Naka: (Shakes head)

Ben: So I’m really…

Naka: (Nods head)

Ben: Damn, I’ve been playing too many video games…

Elsewhere 10 kilometers away…

Gary: Are we there yet?

Andrew: No

Gary: Are we there ye?

Andrew: No

Gary: Are there yet?

Andrew: NO!

Gary: Are we…

Andrew: Rick?

Rick: (Nods)(Shocks Gary)

Gary: Ouchies!

Rob: Grow up Gary! Geez you’re supposed to be…

(Something roars)

Rob: Alon didn’t you just have a…

(Roar continues)

All: ALON!

Alon: It wasn’t me…

(The Gaintizard appears and roars)

Gary: Where are all the Japanese people fleeing, screaming and have their lips move when they’re not talking?

Sims Hologram: There aren’t any you little spore, did any of you think you’d get in undetected?

Rick: SIMS!

Andrew: But we arrived in where your sensors couldn’t…

Sims Hologram: That’s why god created Sentries you little turd, we decided to use one of our prototypes on you before we use the latest model…

Rob: “Weapon: Firefox?”

Sims Hologram: You catch on pretty quickly, I see why he left you in charge…

Rob: He?

Sims Hologram: You’ll see soon enough…

Gaintizard: (Roars and shoots atomic flames)

(The X-Force scatters.)

Alon: Hey creep! How would to take a nice trip? (Tries to topple Gaintizard but fails) (Grunt) He’s too heavy…

Rob: There has to be a way to defeat him, he’s the onlt one who stands between us and Ben…

Naka’s lab…

Ben: (Groans) is it over yet?

Naka: Almost the paralysis should be wearing off soon…

Ben: By the way, what was so interesting about my friends a while back?

Naka: (Sigh) I might as well tell you now, originally as planned we were to create a lifeform that could harness the power of the eight curcuit stones with the master curcuit by warping time and space. As I looked at the screen I see your friends have the same genetic code to use them. But it only works on one specific gem, however you harness the rare ability to use all nine.

Ben: Where… can I find the freakin’ curcuit stones?

(Sims comes in)

Sims: I heard about the fox’s recovery and I came to make him an offer he can’t or much rather won’’t refuse.

Ben: To what and join you sorry assholes…

Sims: I’m only going to ask this once… so listen well. Are you in or out?

Ben: F*** off Captain Greenbean…

Sims: That’s it! Put on the “Headband”.

Naka: Wait you’d never said…

Sims: That’s because you never asked, to ensure the foxes cooperation. We’ll make I’m wear it, private! Put it on…

Private 1: Yes sir! Colonel Sims sir! (Starts to put the headband on Ben’s head)

(Ben’s Technovice starts to radiate and the headband starts to glow)

Private 1: (Skin blisters as he’s trying to put on the headband) ARGH! It’s too hot! (The private bursts into flames)

(The lab explodes)

Elsewhere…

(The X-Force fights valiantly but the moster can not be defeated)

(Gaintizard snaps Rick’s web lines)

Rick: Holy Shit! That thing just tore my webs like they were yarns!

Rob: Your point being?

Rick: Those things could hold up a collapsing building!

Rob: Collaspe…Wait this creature is a composite (Zooms in and uses his MRI) this is designed to be invincible to external attacks. But he lacks a heart and a liver, so if we nail his life support systems.

Andrew: We can shut him down!

Rob: Hurry and confuse the beast Gary!

Gary: (Nods) Hey lizard guts! Did you fall down the ugly tree and hit all the branches along the way?

Gaintizard: Ragragh? RAGRH! (Tries to get Gary but he splits into many clones) Rargh! (Gets confused)

Rob: This is my only chance. (Runs, leaps and grabs onto one of creatures external viens) DOUBLE SLASHER! (The vein “bleeds” and the creature throws Rob) NOW ATTACK THE GAINTIZARD’S LIFE SUPPORT!

Andrew: SHIELD OF LIGHT!

Alon: RERVERSE FUSION!

(The creature lies wounded)

Rob: Whoo-hoo! We did the Gaintizard is history!

Gaintizard: (Lets out one last roar as it rips open a time/space rift)

(Everything is being sucked in including the Gaintizard)

(Andrew uses Shield of Light to keep the X-Force safe for now)

Gary: Holy Shit! What was that?

Andrew: Oh oh…

Rob: That never sounds good. What’s wrong?

Andrew: That thing is a temporal rift and it’s causing disruptions with the colony’s power supply! Not only that it will cause the colony to explode within… 8 MINUTES!

Alon: I see the evacuation pods! Where are they headed?

Andrew: This… isn’t… cool…

Rob: Well?

Andrew: They are headed for the Moon because the colony’s fragments will impact the Earth. We are talking about global extinction in less than 8 minutes!

Rob: Oh great, another job for the X-Force…

Meanwhile in the ruins of Naka’s lab…

Sims: (Grunts as he makes his way to the Evacuation Pod) Good it’s still operational… (Climbs in)

Naka: (Wakes up sees Sims in the pod) What are you doing?

Sims: What does it look like? I’m leaving for the big green cheese…

Naka: …you’re just going to leave us here?

Sims: That’s the idea… this ride only seats one… Adios… (Launches)

Naka: Asshole…

Ben: (Groans) what happened?

Naka: It’s the colony, it’s going to go KA BOOM with us on it. Ben are you okay?

Ben: (Groans) I feel like a semi just ran over me.

Naka: We need to get out of…

(The colony shakes again)

Naka: That’s it… When Sims used the Gaintizard it must have tapped the energies of the curcuit stones and opened a rift disrupting the Master…

Ben: Huh?

Naka: Never mind, have this… (Hands Ben a red stone)

Ben: What’s this?

Naka: A curcuit stone, if you will it to. You can close the rift!

Ben: Well if you say so… Technovice…

Armor up to… (Ben transforms into…)

MAGMA DRAGOON! Flames of Compassion!

Ben: So if I close the rift, all will be fine right?

Naka: Theo…

Ben: You don’t have to tell me… (Jumps out the window and leaps and abounds towards the rift)

Meanwhile near the rift…

Rob: You knows guys although it’s been only a couple weeks since I’ve even met most of you, I feel like we’re finally becoming friends.

Rick: Only too bad that rift has other plans…

Gary: Why do I feel a group hug coming on?

All: SHUT UP GARY!

Ben: Really, all of you did I really make a team of softies?

All: BEN!

Ben: That’s my name and don’t wear it out. I’ve come here to close the rift; all of you there’s a lab where a Mr. Naka is waiting for you… go if I don’t come back…

Rob: Ben…

Ben: Now’s not the time to argue Rob, if I disappear I only want you to do one thing for me. Never give up searching…

(Everyone looks at Rob)

Rob: You heard him, everyone clear out…Ben?

Ben: I need to tap the powers of this gem, If I’m sucessful well all be be okay…

(The stone starts to glow and the rift starts closing…)

Ben: Come on you gaint… (Stumbles and is getting dragged by the rift) ARGH!

Rob: BEN! (Anchors one claw in the ground and holds Ben with the other.) Hold on! Hurry up, close the rift and we can all go home. (Claw drags a little but gains speed)

Ben: Rob! If you hold onto me it’ll drag us both in…

Rob: I don’t care! My creedo doesn’t say “Talons of Loyalty” for nothing…

Ben: Well here goes nothing… (The Red Curcuit Stone glows) LET’S DO IT!

(The rift warps wildly and suction increases)

Rob: Ben! I can’t hold on much… (Grip gets torn)

(Time slows as the rest of the X-Force arrives)

Andrew: R…..o…b……..B…e…..n…..!

(Gary splits and makes a chain reaching out for both)

(Ben and Rob’s robotic bodies warp and they fall into the rift in front of Gary’s eyes)

(Time stops for 0.000000000000000000000000000000000000001 of a second, then normalizes)

Gary: NO! What the? The rift’s gone.

Alon: So that means we’re too late…

Andrew: So my brother and Ben have gone into the unknown…

Naka: Not exactly…

All: ?

Gary: You’re…

Naka: Yuji Naka…

Alon: (Grabs Naka) If they are…

Naka: You need help with your anger management… Anyway I have a clue where they might be.

Andrew: Let him talk…

Naka: Years ago Ben lost a very special person who died in an attack between a reploid that looked like a dragon and a bald one... However I can't say he's there...

Marc: (Teleports in) thanks a lot asshole! I was stuck on Mars before…

All: …

Marc: What?

The End... For now...