Epilogue 4 - Dark Clouds Overhead (Part 1)
Written By: Crys (A.K.A CrystalGirl)
Concept/Idea By: Vulcan (A.K.A StarMan)
[Scene: The secret base of the Ascendant Androids. Crys, Kevin, Patrick, Vulcan, Matt,
Johnny and Nick are all sitting on various furniture in the room, ranging from the Easy
Chair to the television. There is a noticeable lack of Tommy, and everyone is in low
spirits due to extreme hunger.]
Makenshi: -Stomach growls- Im
me too! Wheres
Matt: We sent him to get food two days ago.
With the last of our money, no less!
Vulcan: He probably went to Vegas.
Patrick: There goes any hope of food, if he
[At that particular moment, Tommy enters the room, carting a vast amount of various
foodstuffs with him. The other seven team members hit the floor, and then crowd him for an
. Wow! There are foods here
Ive never even heard of!
Johnny: Myah! Catnip! He got me catnip!
Vulcan: Why did you get the kitty
Crys: Where did you get all this?
Tommy: -Grins- I struck it big in
Patrick: I stand corrected, then.
[Suddenly, the alarm goes off in the Base, and everyone, momentarily forgetting the
ironic situation at hand, rushes to the Briefing Room. Once there, they are informed that
in three towns of New Jersey, crime is happening. To be more specific, in Ablett Village,
there are reports of a rouge robot smashing into all the buildings. In Hoboken, a
mysterious robot is using an electrical barrier to allow them to rob various banks in the
town. And in Middlesex, yet another robot is seemingly paralyzing various townsfolk and
important people such as the mayor, and holding them hostage.]
Patrick: Oh my
Matt: This is a major situation!
Tommy: What should we do?!
Crys: Everyone split up. Nick and
Makenshi, you go to Ablett Village. Tommy and Patrick, take care of whoevers causing
havoc in Hoboken. Matt and I will go to Middlesex. Vulcan and Johnny will stay here, and
let us know if anything else comes up. Any questions?
[The group shakes their heads, although Vulcan gives a somewhat defeated sigh, and the
six who are going to fight take off. ]
[Scene: In Ablett Village. Nick and Makenshi teleport in, and gasp as the sight before
them. Surrounding the area is complete devastation. Buildings have been reduced to rubble,
and a thick layer of dust is in the air. Screams and cries can be heard from the few
survivors of the unexpected attack, and sirens can also be heard in the distance.
Sickened, the duo looks around for the mysterious robot. ]
Nick: Where is that sick bastard?
Makenshi: There he is! -Points to a figure
rushing towards them on tank treads. Its one of the DarkMan Sentinels. -
Nick: -Swears and grabs Makenshi,
pulling him out of the speeding tanks way- You alright little buddy?
Makenshi: Dont call me little. -Pivots
around quickly, launching his Harpoon Blaster at the offender. -
[The projectile harpoon flies true, embedding itself between what would be the
Sentinels shoulders, if it were human. Outraged, the personality-less machine turns,
and rushes towards the duo again. ]
Nick: Ive got him! -Rushes at the
sentinel at full speed. As he chugs forward, his right arm morphs into a gatling gun,
which he fires at the sentinel as a distraction. When hes within a close enough
vicinity, he spins quickly, kicking the enemy in the back, right where Makenshis
harpoon is. The harpoon sinks in deeper, and he unleashes another round from his gun into
the sentinels face. -
Sentinel 1: -Falls backwards without a sound. As Nick and
Makenshi close in for the kill, he speaks in an emotionless voice- Dont think
youve won yet. -With that, he teleports out-
Nick: What was that all about
Makenshi: Lets get back to the base,
and let the others know were fine.
[The duo teleport out. ]
[Meanwhile, while Nicks and Makenshi's battle is going on, Tommy and Patrick
arrive in Hoboken. There, the destruction of the town in minimal, however the people are
in pandemonium. It takes a while, but the duo eventually gets the streets cleared, as
everyone takes refuge in various buildings. Once this is done, they hunt down the only
bank that hasnt been robbed, and wait for their victim. ]
Tommy: I wonder how the others are doing
Patrick: We cant worry about them
right now. It seems our little friend as decided to come and play.
Tommy: -Spots the second Sentinel heading
their way- Looks like it.
Sentinel 2: -Stops when he sees StoneMan and GyroMan are in
his path. He speaks with the same emotionless voice as the first sentinel- Leave the
premises now, interlopers, before I do you in myself.
Patrick: First, tell us why youre
Sentinel 2: Leave the premises now, interlopers, before I do you
Tommy: I dont think hes going to
Patrick: Probably not. Ah well, lets
get this over with.
Tommy: -Nods, reaching back and releasing
his Gyro Blade. In one swift movement, he brings it forward and disassembles it, holding
the pieces like one would hold throwing knives- Shall you go first, or shall I?
Patrick: Hes all yours, boss.
Tommy: -Stands completely still for a
moment, then jumps up into the air. Grabbing hold of one of the disassembled blades, he
throws it at the sentinel. Repeating the process with the other pieces, he lands on his
feet once more. Calling the pieces back quickly, he reassembles the blade to its original
form, and throws it at the unmoving sentinel, who is knocked back. The blade returns, and
he replaces it on his back- Time?
Patrick: Fifty-five seconds.
[They fall silent as they watch the sentinel attempt to stand again. After it struggles
to regain its footing for a bit, the sentinel simply teleports off. Soon after, the two
Androids teleport back to Base as well. ]
[Meanwhile, in Middlesex, Crys and Matt arrive at the warehouse, where the third
Sentinel is holed up. After a brief conversation with several Police, in hopes of learning
something, the two are permitted to go in and take care of the situation. Once they go in,
they are greeted by the sight of a large group of people, ranging from small children to
the elderly, from the poor to the rich, and from the healthy to the sickly. This group is
gathered in the back of the room, with the third Sentinel standing before them. ]
Matt: Whats going on here?
Sentinel 3: -Speaking in the same, monotonous voice as his
brothers- I am one of the three DarkMan Sentinels. I have been given special orders by
DarkMan himself to defeat you, and take hostages so that we can begin our domination plot.
Crys: Bah. Youre just trying to copy
Sentinel 3: While DarkMan formed the idea of world domination from
Wily, we plan to do things a little
Matt: But, why are you guys attacking New
Sentinel 3: Because we wanted to defeat our brothers in
Matt: How did you know we- -
[Before Matt can say anymore, he suddenly finds himself unable to move. Try as he
might, he cant move. While the Sentinel is preoccupied with him, Crys directs the
hostages out of the building, then returns to fight. ]
Crys: So thats your game, hmm? Cheap
tactics will get you nowhere! -Forms a Crystal Eye, and throws it at the wall behind
the Sentinel. The Eye bounces up, making impact with the ceiling where it bounces again,
and smashes into the Sentinel, exploding in shrapnel-
Matt: -Becomes able to move again, and
starts to ready several of his missiles- Nice shot!
Sentinel 3: -Snarls slightly, but doesnt have time to do
much else, as Matt unleashes a volley of explosives at him, causing the warehouse to
collapse under them-
Crys: -Coughs loudly as the dust begins
to settle after the collapse- You okay, Matt?
Matt: -Somehow has managed to stand
through the whole ordeal- Im fine, but our little friend got away.
Crys: Doesnt matter. The people are
safe, so lets get back to base and see what we cant find out.
[The duo smile and wave at the group of people, and teleport back home as well. ]
[Scene: Back at the Base. All eight of the Androids are present and sitting around the
table. Information has been given by the teams who were sent out to fight, and now one
thought hangs on everyones mind. ]
Patrick: Where the heck could DarkMan be?
Makenshi: Who knows? He could be anywhere,
Vulcan: What I want to know is
exactly is he planning? Leveling a city, taking hostages, robbing banks
doesnt add up.
Nick: Maybe hes going to set up a
base of operations in Ablett Village? He needs funding for it, and a few hostages would
definitely make things easier for him.
Nick has a point.
Tommy: What Im wondering is
does he know were in New Jersey? And if he knows that much, whats to say he
doesnt know more?
Matt: I have a feeling were going to
find out soon enough
until then, what do we do?
Crys: We wait for him to strike next.
Its all we can do.
Makenshi: But what if more peoples
lives are put in danger?!
Crys: Well have to act quicker than
we did, then.
Tommy: I agree with Crys. We dont know
any more than what weve been told. Itd be best if we waited it out for now.
To Be Continued