COMES THE PHOENIX, CH8Chapter 8: Peace at Last
It took Feral about two hours to get teams organized to begin the cleanup. While he was busy, the council decided they might as well use the time to cover all the things that needed to be done to get the city back to normal again. One of Feral's officer's was drafted to take notes.
By the time Feral walked back into the conference room, T-Bone was still napping while Razor listened in on the council meeting. Said council was just wrapping up their session when Feral joined them so everyone went silent, waiting for Ms. Briggs to begin the interrogation of what went on a few hours past.
Razor jabbed his partner awake as the Commander took his seat near the Deputy Mayor. T-Bone groaned and sat up, more or less alert. He was beat! It had taken every ounce of brain power he had to gain control of the Phoenix and despite a judicious amount of aspirin, his head still ached.
Calico Briggs eyed the obviously hurting T-Bone in concern wondering what was ailing him. She w
COMES THE PHOENIX, CH7Chapter 7: Dark Kat Makes his Move
Over the next few months, the tired defenders barely held back the tide of attacks. Each defeat left the fighters with fewer weapons, less time and less Katpower. Hopelessness dogged the feet of every soldier, security kat, police officer, medical staff and firekat.
Frightened Katizens had abandoned the city proper for the countryside, leaving a devastated landscape of damaged streets, collapsing buildings, trashed vehicles and overflowing morgues. The hospitals overflowed and many of the injured were being evacuated away from the city while there was still time. Those that couldn't leave hunkered down in basement shelters and subway tunnels. Fear gripped the city in a stranglehold.
T-Bone rubbed his temples again. He turned back to the unhappy group around the table. "Do we have a recent report of how close the enemy is to the heart of the city?" He asked suddenly.
Everyone stopped talking and stared at the SWAT Kat in surprise. No on
COMES THE PHOENIX, CH6Chapter 6: The Battering of a City Continues
"Troops, watch the left flank, don't let those things get through!" Feral bellowed through his helmet radio. He was riding in one of his tanks, standing up through the entry port, as he watched and commanded his enforcers. They were trying desperately to halt an advance of some kind of small but fast moving, carnivorous dinosaur the Pastmaster had unleashed just a half hour ago near city hall. The dead wizard, himself, was presently dueling with the Turbokat on one of his pterodactyls, overhead.
"Ready your gas grenades," Feral ordered as his troops forced the creatures into a dead end alley by squeezing them between his flame throwing soldiers.
As soon as they dinosaurs were all in the alley, he ordered, "Fire gas grenades!" A barrage hit the creatures dead center and minutes later they were all laying in heaps on the ground. He turned to his ground troops and barked, "All right get in there and collect them, the zoo will take them off our
COMES THE PHOENIX, CH5Chapter 5: Keeping Spirits up, One Person at a Time
As the attacks on the city escalated more and more katizens that were able, were fleeing the city. Those that couldn't escape, hunkered down in barricaded homes. Schools were forced to close and hospitals were clogged with patients.
The Deputy Mayor stared blindly out her office window, her head rested on one up raised paw as she took a much needed break. She felt chained to her office lately as so much needed her attention to keep the city running even if everything was falling down around her ears. It helped Manx had taken a powder so that she didn't have to deal with his hystronics but that left her staying at the office 24/7. It was simply too dangerous for her to try and go home anyway.
It was hard to believe that one of the largest cities on the planet was not officially a war zone. No flights were coming into the airport nor ships into the harbor. They were cutoff and suffering a severe economical crisis. Without the in and out
COMES THE PHOENIX, CH4Chapter 4: The Battle for Megakat City Begins
Six months later...
"This is the fifth time we've been called out this week, Razor," T-Bone grumbled. "I don't know about you, but I'm wasted. Who is it this time?" He asked his partner as he launched the Turbokat from its hidden base.
"It's only Hard Drive...shouldn't be too difficult to corral him and I agree with you buddy...I'm tired too," Razor sighed in response.
"Oh goody, someone easy this time," T-Bone snarled sourly as he guided the jet to Hard Drive's last reported location.
A little more force than necessary was used by the pair to capture the high tech criminal as both fighters were too tired to be careful. Handing the criminal over to the equally tired enforcers and getting grateful smiles for a swift capture, the pair departed rather swiftly for home so they could catch whatever meager down time they could get.
Making a not so perfect landing, T-Bone shut down the engines. Razor wisely made no comment as the pair jumped down
COMES THE PHOENIX, CH3Chapter 3: Letting Jake in on the Secret
On their next meeting, T-Bone was not alone. After returning home that night, Chance waited until the next morning to drop the news on his partner.
Jake was already eating a bowl of cereal when Chance came down and got himself breakfast. As he went to get some milk he said over his shoulder,
"Don't take off, buddy. I have something to discuss with you that's very important."
"Oh, okay. You're going to finally tell me what's been bugging you for weeks now?" Jake asked curiously as he finished up his food and got up to put the bowl in the sink.
"Yeah, you could say that," Chance grunted, taking a seat and digging into his food.
Jake sighed, grabbed a glass of water and sat back down and waited patiently until his friend had finished.
Shoving his bowl aside, Chance eyed his best friend a moment before beginning to speak. "Remember when Mad Kat had taken Feral and I?" Jake nodded. "Okay, while he and I were trapped in that damn box, Feral told me so
COMES THE PHOENIX, CH2Chapter 2: Becoming a Master
They never discussed the odd subject again and Chance was still left with trying to make a decision though he was leaning more toward what Feral wanted only because, just like the Phoenix, he couldn't turn his back on doing what was necessary to save their city.
So when he received a message to see Feral some days later, he didn't hesitate. Telling his partner he was going to see a friend the following Saturday afternoon (and, thankfully, they had no work to do), he slipped down into the hangar, changed clothes and rode his cyclotron out the secret exit heading for a rendezvous point Feral had suggested to insure they weren't observed.
Less than twenty minutes later, he arrived at the south end of Megakat Park, spotting Feral moments later standing back under the trees. The late afternoon sun slanted down and somehow caused the fake tom's form to momentarily look like he was on fire sending chills down T-Bone's spine, a reminder he didn't need that this was
COMES THE PHOENIX, CH1Chapter 1: Feral Reveals a Secret
The Pastmaster, Dr. Viper, and Dark Kat had joined forces to attack Megakat City in a triple prong siege that had already laid waste to more than a quarter of the city. What was worse, the deadly coalition had succeeded in whittling away nearly half of the city's defenses while staying hidden from direct attack as they sent waves of dinosaurs, creeplings and plantimals to cause maximum terror and damage with terrifying success.
In the barricaded Enforcer Building, exhausted and dispirited enforcer squadron leaders, the Swat Kats and city officials met in desperate hope of coming up with some way to defeat these overwhelming odds. Many ideas were presented but were thrown out due to insufficient katpower or equipment or both. Even the last minute addition of Professor Hackle's robots failed to give them a victory. Dark Kat had, surprisingly, a deadly counteractive weapon which basically reduced them to piles of junk with far too much ease.
A WORLD BEYOND DREAMS, CH25Chapter 25: The King is Dead; Long Live the King
With the dead, dying, and unconscious enemy beneath it, the Turbokat sped quickly toward the distant mountains of the Dark King.
Silence filled the cockpit as T-Bone flew the jet and focused on the battle to come. He was nervous. This would be his first battle using magic. Though he fully intended to use his modern weapons too, he knew part of the battle would be conducted with the skills he'd recently worked hard to learn but he was still not the equal of someone who had centuries of training and battle skill behind them. So his only advantage was to charge in, using the element of surprise and shock to give it to him.
That shouldn't be too hard as Razor and I have used that method as SWAT Kats for years now. It's our modus operandi and perfect for just this sort of thing, he thought with a grim smile.
His partner was equally tense and nervous but for very different reasons. As Razor kept a close eye out for any flying enemy and checked
The Healing Gift -Synopsis-
In a world where the main classes are all about summoning, fortune-telling, and magic; where a letter in your name can mean the difference between success and failure and healing is considered the greatest gift amongst all the pain, some fight to survive.
Zan, a girl in her 12th year, struggles to live. People around her hate her just because of her name and title. Her powerful gift does nothing to help that, but gives nothing to defend herself with. And with her power, a mysterious force is at work, plaguing her conscience, forcing her to the brink.
She has to succeed, her life depends on it. But how can she when everything seems set against her?
NaNoWriMo Synopsis: Iris Sunset
Iris Sunset represents the story of Iris' inner struggle to stay sane and live a normal life after a series of unfortunate events. She's a troubled teenager whose life is more than what a 17 years old can normally handle.
The story begins when she meets with a mysterious school mate, Aeneas, but the true trial for her sanity starts when she witnesses the death of Andreas, her ex-boyfriend who still was a strong presence in her life. She is tormented by the guilt of not saving him and she blames herself for his death.
Things will get even more complicated when she starts realizing she's falling in love with Aeneas, the one who protected her after Andreas' death. The inner struggle gets so intense that she's on the edge of losing contact with the real world.
She has her best
Days of NanoWrimo
Day One: This is so going to work! Kiss everyone goodbye, except for the voices in your head. They'll help you along the way, really! Make sure you are fully supplied with coffee and chocolate. Word Goal: 1,667
Day Two: You don't really have a plot, but that'll come in time, you say. Don't be afraid to stay up a little late. DO NOT EAT ALL THE CHOCOLATE TODAY OR YOU WILL DIE! Word Goal: 3,333
Day Three: One tenth there, you tell yourself happily. Life is still good. Try looking at depressing poetry for more plot ideas, and read Shakespeare Cliff's Notes. If you've already read most of Shakespeare's works, constantly reference it in your novel, and smile because whoever you have read it first will either a: not get them and wonder where that came from, or b: think you are such a cool person because you've read Shakespeare. 5000
Day Four: Try explaining NanoWrimo to an outsider. Find some way to discreetly place a similar scene in your novel. Be sure the outsider is not a first reader. W