Hello! Allie here to bring you my first blog post ever!! I’m so excited yet nervous. I honestly don’t know what to expect at the moment all I know is that I’m taking a chance here with my stories being out there and seen. At this time I would like to point out some technicalities, I am open to comments and as I mentioned before this is my first time blogging, so please be gentle with me. If there is something that I think would be worth changing on the site or my stories, I will definitely take the constructive criticism into consideration. Okay, now that, that is out of the way let’s move to the story.
The first segment I have started is a fan fiction. This story originates from the cartoon series that started way back in the early 2000’s, Loonatics Unleashed. Here’s a small summary for those of you who think you remember the show and need to jump start your memory, or you just have no clue what this show is.
Loonatics Unleashed takes place in the future year 2772 on the planet Acmetropolis. The main characters are a legion of super heroes called, you guessed it, the Loonatics. The characters also happen to be descendants of our favorite Looney Toon characters. First, there is the leader, Ace Bunny (descendant of Bugs Bunny), Lexi Bunny (descendant of Lola Bunny), Danger Duck (descendant of Daffy Duck, (not really proven but could be a descendant of Duck Dodgers as well)), Rev Runner (descendant of Road Runner), Slam Tasmanian (descendant of Tasmanian Devil), and (my personal favorite character) Tech E. Coyote (descendant of Wiley Coyote). Together with the help of their boss, Zadavia they protect their planet by the villains that were drastically effected by the meteor that had spread strange radiation and knocked earth off its axis. If you are interested in learning more about these characters and their powers which you will discover throughout this series you can check out some videos on YouTube.
My fan fiction series, takes in on a whole new adventure a couple of years from the original future year. This starts in the year 2774. It stars all the original characters, plus some of my new creations. First the mysterious Myka, who washes up on shore during the Loonatics’ beach trip. She is the number one question as far as, Is she trustworthy? And Fauna, who is a doctor at Acmetropolis Hospital and also, Tech’s sister.
Okay, the moment is finally here!! Happy reading everyone!
Season 3 episode 1
The Loonatics were at the beach. They were enjoying the sand and the warm sunshine that beamed down on them. The smell of the ocean filled their noses. Ace and Lexi were tanning under the sun. Rev was water skiing with Tech as he surfed on his new Techno Surfboard 3000. Slam was eating all the BBQ food he could devour and Duck was searching the beach for treasure with a metal detector.
“Ah,” Ace sighed, “this is just what the doctor ordered.”
“Yeah,” Lexi agreed, “one calming relaxing day off, with no worries.”
“And when I find that hidden treasure we are going to be rich,” Duck cheered.
Suddenly the metal detector lights started blinking and a loud beeping hovered over the sand.
“Ooh,” he said excited and started digging.
He turned disappointed when all he found was a bottle cap.
“People are so wasteful,” he commented.
He tossed the bottle cap in a pile he already started.
“Yeah, we’ll be rich in bottle caps,” Lexi smarted back.
“Maybe if you save enough Duck you can by a soda,” Ace said sarcastically.
He turned to Lexi and they both laughed.
“Ha, ha, very funny,” Duck said flatly, “just for that remark you guys aren’t getting free smoothies.”
He turned around and pouted.
Lexi and Ace stared at each other blankly.
Tech cheered with praise. “My Techno Surfboard 3000 works perfectly.”
He heard a beeping sound.
It told him another wave was approaching behind him. He took a glance back and started heading towards the wave. As the wave came towards him he used his body weight to lean his board through the wave and followed through behind it and then swam up to the top of the wave. He let out a howl of victory.
“Way to go Tech,” Rev came up from behind him as the wave died down, “didn’t think it was possible for you to surf but you so rocked that wave.”
“What can I say, I have natural talents.”
“Yeah but does natural talents include a self-taught surfboard?” Rev challenged him.
“Well let’s test that theory,” he said enlightened, “if I beat you to shore then I’ll prove I have natural talent and skill and if I don’t win I’ll by your lunch.”
“Honey BBQ seeds?”
“No problem,” he said confidently.
They shook hands and they waited for the next wave to rise.
Tech’s surfboard started beeping and when he caught sight of the wave, he turned it off. He figured to win fairly, it meant not letting the surfboard make the moves for him. He paddled towards the wave. Once he caught it, he hopped on his board and cruised the wave.
Rev caught his own wave and surfed beside Tech. They added a few style points to their race by doing a few simple flips. Rev managed to use the flips as his advantage by getting ahead of Tech. Surprisingly, Tech managed to keep up with him. Within a few moments they fell in beside one another.
“See you at the shore,” Tech teased.
“Not if I see you there first,” Rev declared.
They were neck and neck, almost to the shore.
Tech surfed on top of the next wave and did a perfect spiral up in the air, and then he directed the board to head back down to the water. He braced himself for the plunge when he saw a strange shadow moving in the water.
“Huh?” Tech wondered confused.
Distracted by the strange figure in the water, he almost forgot that he needed to pull up. He pulled himself up to his feet.
Just as he did he realized it was too late to pull up all the way.
“Whoa!” he cried.
He smacked nose dive into the water. The waves forcefully crashed into his back along with the figure that tangled up within his legs and arms. The weight nearly pulled him down but he managed to put the person on his back and swim up to the surface. He released a breath of air only to be taken again by another strong wave. Tech ducked below it and let the wave carry him and the other victim to shore. Next thing he knew, he had dead weight on his back and halfway buried in sand.
Rev sped up to him. “Whoa Tech that was some wave you plunged into, talk about a total wipe out, by the way who’s the girl that swam up with you?”
Tech pulled his head out of the small tunnel and spitted out a bunch of sand.
“I don’t know,” he said irritably, “but help me get her up.”
Rev gently pulled her off Tech and laid her on her back. Tech pulled himself up and dusted the sand off him and knocked some of it out of his long ears.
“So, who do you think she could be?” Rev wondered, “Ooh, do you think she could be a mermaid?”
“I don’t know, but I’m pretty sure she’s not a mermaid, Rev,” said Tech.
“Hey guys,” Ace called to them.
He, Lexi, Duck, and Slam ran towards them.
“We saw you guys crash the waves,” said Lexi, “is everything okay?”
“What happened?” Ace asked.
“Did you guys find buried treasure?” Duck asked hopefully.
“More like we crashed into sand,” Tech said flatly, “and found a girl instead.”
“Whoa,” Ace said surprised, “something tells me she wasn’t swimming in the depths of the ocean for nothing.”
Tech bent down to the mystery girl’s level. She lied there motionless. He placed two fingers on her wrist and found a slow heartbeat. “She still has a pulse,” Tech confirmed, “We should probably get her to a hospital.”
“What?” Duck cried, “We don’t know where she’s been, she could be some evil siren or a mermaid or something.”
“Ha, so she is a mermaid,” Rev declared.
“She’s not a mermaid,” Tech protested irritably and then added, “either way, she needs help.”
He gathered the strength he had to pull himself up. He placed his fist on his left shoulder and channeled in his powers. His power’s energy spiraled around him and they transformed him into a black jumpsuit with a green upside-down triangle on his chest. Then he pulled her up and carried her like a baby.
“Where are you going with her?” Duck asked suspiciously.
“I’m taking her to the hospital,” Tech said slowly.
“But- “Duck protested.
“Duck, regardless if she is evil or not, we don’t know that, it’s our duty to help the weak and innocent, remember? You took an oath.”
Duck stared at him for a moment and sighed. “Alright fine,” he said, “but once we get her to the hospital, we leave her there.”
“We can’t do that,” Tech declared frustrated.
“Duck, she may have family or friends here, someone who can help her, but they can’t help her if they don’t know where she is,” Lexi pointed out.
“The hospital can help with that part,” he pointed back.
“Hey, Duck, what did she ever do to you?” Ace asked curiously.
“Nothing,” he tried to say as calmly as he could, “it’s just there’s something about her that gives me a bad vibe.”
“Duck the only bad vibes you get are when you think someone isn’t your biggest fan,” he said flatly.
“She’s washed up, battered and injured, practically weak and defenseless,” said Tech, “What could she possibly do?”
Duck didn’t say anything and Tech got his answer. He activated his jetpack and headed toward Acmetropolis hospital.
Once Tech had got the strange girl settled with the doctors, he was greeted by his sister, Fauna. She saw the girl and took pity on her like, he had done. She took over the case and got her on a stimulator and some fluids in her.
“It’s a good thing you found her when you did,” his sister told him when the girl was settled in, “I think within another hour she wouldn’t have made it, it’s amazing she still has a heartbeat.”
“Is she going to be okay?” he asked.
“She’ll be in a coma until she gets stronger but we think she will make a full recovery.”
“We should let her family or friends know that she will be, plus any information we have might lead to her accident, so anything you have would be great.”
“There might be a problem with that Tech,” his sister said regretfully, “this girl has no records here, she has no I.D., and nothing in the missing person’s reports, she’s practically a mystery patient.”
“So, you can’t do anything?” he asked astounded.
She shrugged and shook her head. “No, we can’t right now Tech, sorry, but the minute we do find something medically, I’ll let you know, as far as figuring out who this girl is; well we won’t know that until she comes out of the coma.”
He sighed disappointed. “Alright I understand,” he said and smiled, “Thanks Fauna.”
Then he left her at the hospital and decided to try and go find some information on his own if possible.
Every day he went to go visit the mystery patient in the hospital and her status was encouragingly changing. He still couldn’t find anything on the mystery patient but he had hopes that he’ll be able to make some sort of discovery with this girl. It had to be about two weeks until she had finally woken up.
Tech was sitting in the chair when she finally began to stir. Her eyes slowly opened and she didn’t move at first. She seemed like she was in daze, slightly confused.
Understandable, she probably has no idea where she is.
She let out a soft groan and moved her head to face him for the first time. Her eyes jumped slightly with surprise.
“You’re awake,” Tech said gently.
“And you’re a green coyote,” she whispered weakly.
He smiled. “A friend, I assure you, the name is Tech.”
She looked at him blankly and then she began to move a little more. Darting her eyes to the unfamiliar walls and the heart monitor machine and the IV drip.
“Where am I?” she asked.
“You’re at the Acmetropolis Hospital,” he reported, “you…uh…” he said nervously rubbing the back of his head, “you kind of threw yourself into the beach.”
She turned to him again. Although she seemed out of it, her eyes were jumping like haywire jumping beans. The continuous blinking and eye shifting told Tech that she was just trying to make sense of everything.
“How did I get here?”
Tech wasn’t sure of the question. “How did you get to the hospital? Well let’s just say you and I found each other taking a wipe out in the waves. I came out fine but you looked as if you were swimming for your life. With you battered and knocked out, I decided to bring you here.”
She looked at him blankly yet curious.
“As far as how you got to Acmetropolis, well I was hoping you could tell me that.”
She looked away and Tech could tell that she was thinking. “Last thing I remember; I was being sent through a portal.”
“A portal?” he asked confused, “Like a worm hole?”
“Yeah, I guess so,” she said tiredly.
She rubbed her hands over her eyes.
Tech thought for a moment and realized that she has been through something but maybe now wasn’t the time to remember that. “Why don’t we start off with your name?”
She thought for a moment. “Myka…my name is Myka,” she said.
“That’s a pretty name, how about the year?”
“Good, well it doesn’t seem like you have any brain damage but then again, I’m not a doctor.”
“But I am,” a familiar voice appeared in the entry way of the room.
Fauna walked in and scolded him.
He gasped in surprised and looked over at her. “I wasn’t giving out medical advice,” he insisted, “just finding out some answers.”
“Wait,” Myka spoke slowly, “if you’re not a doctor, then, who are you? And did I land in a world of coyotes?”
“Oh, I’m sorry,” Fauna said apologetically, “I’m Dr. Fauna Coyote and this would be my brother, Tech E. Coyote, he is a crime fighter and a legion super hero to the Loonatics.”
“But you can just call me Tech,” he said shyly.
“And there’s a little bit of everyone here, but mostly humans,” she explained.
“He said he found me in the ocean?” she asked unsure.
Fauna nodded. “Since we had no information on you as far as family or friends, he’s also been visiting you, while you were in a coma.”
“How long have I been knocked out?”
“Two weeks now, your recovery seemed to progress the second day you were here.”
Myka nodded that she understood.
Fauna gave her a kind smile. “But enough questions for now,” she eyed Tech and then turned back to Myka, “let’s get you better first.”
He recognized his older sister’s familiar warning stare and quickly got up from the chair he was sitting in. “Yeah, right,” he agreed, “uh if it’s okay, I like to help you out, so can I come back?”
“Sure…” Myka hesitated.
“Let me walk him out, okay?” Fauna said to her gently and then followed Tech out the door. “Hello, when someone wakes up from a coma, you immediately get a doctor,” she snapped.
“Sorry, I was trying not to scare her,” he said.
“Well obviously she’s never seen a walking, talking, green coyote before, so I don’t think you are doing a good job with that,” she pointed out.
“Sorry,” he said again.
She sighed and her face softened. “I understand that it is your duty to help people but why do you care about this girl?”
“I don’t know,” he replied.
Fauna glared at him with the suspicion that he wasn’t admitting everything that was on his mind.
Tech gave into it. “At first it started off as helping a citizen and then you told me she had no friends or family here and I guess that kind of brought back memories for you and me when we first came to Acmetropolis.”
Fauna looked at him blankly and then sighed. “Alright,” she said, “I wasn’t going to tell you this but considering she means a lot to you, we actually found a clue.”
“A clue?” he inquired.
“We found highly concentrated abnormal cells in her blood, its SPB+.”
“Right, and in techno geek speak that means?”
“It means she has super powers.”
“She’s a super hero?”
“I didn’t say that,” she said firmly, “she has abilities like you and the others, but stronger.”
“And she gave me a name, maybe I can work with that,” he began to leave.
“Wait Tech- “she pulled him back, “she seems harmless now…but just be careful, okay?”
“I will,” he kissed her on the cheek and left her in the center of the hallway.
She just shook her head and chuckled a little. “At least that will keep you busy for a while,” she thought, “and this girl can get some rest.”
Myka sat up in her bed eating her hospital food. A small salad and some chicken broth.
Dr. Coyote said that it seemed to be awhile since she last ate, so she wanted her to start off slow so her body didn’t go into shock. If she wasn’t careful she could affect her inner self which leads to her powers sprouting out of control. She didn’t realize how hungry she was until she took a first bite of lettuce, and merely started chowing down. Savoring every bite that landed on her taste buds, even if the lettuce was a little dry and the chicken broth tasted like bland hot tap water.
It had been a couple days since her recovery and she felt better every day. Even her powers started flowing through her again. She took a couple sips of the broth and then stopped for a second to take in everything.
Everyone has been so nice to me here, especially that one coyote that has been coming in to see me. He must make one great super hero for this planet. I hope I can express my gratitude somehow before I take off again. It is strange. I have only seen the end of a hospital bed but even in a coma there is this connection with Acmetropolis. Almost as if…
Suddenly a knock brought her out of her thoughts.
“Hey there,” he greeted her.
“Oh, hello again, Tech,” she smiled.
“You’re looking much better.”
“I feel better too,” she coincided and then looked at him thoughtfully, “I don’t think I’ve ever thanked you for saving me from nearly drowning.”
“Well…” he blushed a little, “it’s part of my job being a hero and all.”
“Well thank you anyway, I am truly grateful.”
He chuckled nervously and rubbed the back of his neck. Then a thought came to him. “Hey, any luck on any of your memories returning?”
She gave him a blank look as she thought about his question, and then she looked away. “Alas no,” she said with a sad voice, “Dr. Coyote said that I may be experiencing a small amount of amnesia.”
“I’m sorry to hear that,” he gave her a sympathetic look.
“Yeah,” Myka sighed, “but hey on the bright side, your sister said I can get out of here today.”
“Really? Well that some great news.”
“Yeah be nice to get out of here and feel the fresh air again.”
“What are you going to do?”
“I mean with your amnesia, it could be dangerous just roaming around all dazed and confused, and not knowing where you’re going.”
“Well I admit it would be a little bit scary, but I have to move on sometime in my life. Even though my memory is a bit faded somewhere deep inside me, I think I’m a bit of a loner. So maybe if I wander on my own a bit something will just click.”
“Can I make another suggestion?”
“Well considering you did save my life, I suppose.”
“Why don’t you stay here?”
“Myka, be slightly logical here, you don’t know where you’re going, your mind is in a fog, you have no money or way of transportation, I’m just saying maybe you need to get back on your feet until you’re stabilize again or at least until your memory comes back.”
“But your sister said that could take weeks, months even, and…”
“Well maybe I can help you speed up your memory process, I’ve been trying to do a little research on you, seeing if you are somewhere in any planet database. No luck so far, but I think I might have another clue.”
“Which is what?”
“I notice you have an accent, which means you might be a part of the higher authority of a planet, perhaps anywhere from a royal guard to royalty itself.”
She looked at him unconvinced. “You think I could be royalty?”
“I think with your condition anything is possible for you.”
She fell silent but still wasn’t keen on the idea of staying in Acmetropolis with someone she hardly knew.
“Look, if it’s worth saying, at least stay until small fragments of your memory comes back. Something that may give you a solid clue.”
She hesitated to speak and then let out a hefty sigh of surrender. “If I mean that much to you, for some unknown reason, then I suppose I could think about it.”
Tech looked rather hopeful.
“But no promises.”
“I think I can live with that for now.”
They stared at each other for a moment. His gaze made her slightly uncomfortable. Not in the sense that he could attack her at any moment or do something drastic. No. His eyes were soft and caring, almost sympathetic and maybe a hint of something…something she just couldn’t place her finger on. She wasn’t sure what any of this meant, as far as she could think, she never had someone look at her like that.
Then there was another knock at the door. They looked up to see a yellow fur bunny standing at the door with a bunch of other animals.
“Hey Tech,” the bunny responded, “How’s the patient?”
“Prisoner,” another voice chimed in.
“Duck, be cool, would you?” a female voice said sternly.
“Well excuse me if I have a suspicious hunch about this chick,” the same voice replied.
“Excuse me!” Myka protested, “But this patient and chick has a name, you know?”
“Myka these are the Loonatics gang I was telling you about,” Tech explained.
He walked up to the yellow bunny.
“This is Ace, our leader.”
He gave her a respectful nod.
She returned it.
Then he went to the pink bunny. “Lexi.”
They shared smiles.
He merges over to the purple Tasmanian Devil and red roadrunner. “This is Slam and Rev.”
They waved eagerly at her.
“Hi,” Rev cried. “Boy it’s really glad to finally meet ya, I was kind of hoping you might be a mermaid since we found you in the ocean. Not that it’s a bad thing you’re not a mermaid— “
Tech placed two fingers on his beak. One below and above to close it. Then he turned over to Duck. He used his other hand and pointed behind him with his thumb. “And Mr. Suspicious hunch over here is Danger Duck, but we just call him Duck.”
He came up to the side of her, pushed in closer and pointed a finger at her. “But that is Mr. Danger Duck to you, got it?”
“And I am Myka to you, got it?” she countered.
They glared at each other.
“Okay Duck,” Ace pushed him away, “I’ll handle the questions from here,” he turned to Myka, “so…how are you feeling?”
“Better, thanks to you guys.”
“Tech says you don’t really have any memories of anything?”
She shook her head. “No, but Dr. Coyote said they should come back in time.”
“Chief,” Tech said, “I invited her to stay with us, just until she got back up on her feet. If it’s alright with you of course?”
“I told him that wasn’t necessary,” said Myka.
“I know I should have asked first, but— “
“But it really isn’t necessary,” Myka kept intercepting him.
“She’s right,” Duck chimed in, “she can manage now, she seems to have whatever spunk she had back.”
They ignored him.
“Why are you being so stubborn?”
“Why are you being so persistent?”
“Maybe because I don’t think it’s safe for you to go out in the whole galaxy with amnesia.”
“Hey, remember this?” she revealed a small light sphere. “I can handle myself.”
“Do you even remember how to use your powers?”
“Uh…hence the light sphere.”
“Do you remember what you can do? Do you remember your own strength?”
She about protested but didn’t.
“Do you even remember what you used your powers for?”
She still didn’t say anything.
“Well, looks like I got you to think for a moment.”
“I’m pretty sure my memories will come back to me through my powers,” Myka pointed out, “your sister said that we never forget anything, our memories are just lost and we don’t recall them.”
“Besides all that,” Ace finally cut in, “no offense Myka but we don’t know anything about you, but you not having your memories right now means that you are pretty harmless…”
“No offense taken since you’re right on both those points, not to mention I don’t know much about you guys.”
“If Dr. Coyote says you have the right to be released then maybe you could go off on your own, however, I do agree with Tech on the fact that you should stay here just until your strong enough. You’ve been in bed for three weeks now, and need to build your strength back up again.”
“Yes!” Tech cried.
“Okay I hear you there, but perhaps I cannot be a burden at your own home, I could find a hotel or something.”
“You know that’s not a bad idea,” Duck chimed in again, “I recommend Acme Hotels, they have a continental breakfast every morning, and they’re cheap, also partly owned by yours truly, I could get you a discount.”
“Alright fine, that may work,” Tech slightly agreed, “but I vote that someone keeps an eye on you.”
“I don’t need a body guard,” Myka replied defensively, “and you do not get to decide my living situation here. That should be of my choosing.”
“Perhaps but— “
“But nothing, just because my memory is gone doesn’t mean my life has to get decided for me. I’m still capable of taking care of myself and that’s how I’m going to keep it.”
“Oh boy,” Ace grunted, “alright, let’s be realistic here, Myka do you agree that you should stay here until you’re completely recovered?”
“To somewhat a degree,” she said.
“So, then we can help you get to a hotel and as far as body guards go, do you remember being attacked by anyone before being sent into the ocean?”
“Can’t seem to recall the moment, but I can let you in on that if I happen to remember.”
Ace thought for a second. “Then maybe you should have some protection, just in case, but I promise nothing over the top. Would that be okay with you?”
She sighed and shifted uncomfortably in her bed.
Then Dr. Coyote walked into the door.
“Oh, Dr. Coyote, they’re trying to get me to stay with them for a while, what do you recommend?”
Dr. Coyote looked around at the Loonatics, gave Tech a quick gaze and then turned back to her. “Normally, I would say head home and be around the things that seem familiar to you but since you don’t know where that is now and you have no family to contact, I say it’s something to consider,” she put her glare back on Tech, “as long as they’re not pushing too hard.”
“I’m not pushing anything,” he protested.
Myka and Fauna glared at him.
“So, what do you say Myka?” Ace lightly put a hand on her shoulder, “Can we help you out?”
She glanced at all of them and then thought for a minute. “Alright, I’ll stay,” she finally said, “but just until I’m strong enough to move again. Well that make you more at ease Tech?”
“Yeah that…” he cleared his throat, “that works for me.”
Then all their wrist watches started beeping.
“And that would be our cue,” said Lexi.
“Well we’re going to go catch a bad guy,” said Tech, “and then we’ll come pick you up.”
Myka gave him a wave with her fingers. “Have fun.”
Tech stood there for a second and stared curiously at her. He nervously lifted his arm in attempt to wave back at her. “Yeah, yeah bye.”
Then, Lexi gripped his arm and pulled him out of the room. “Come on, persistent hero.”
“Hey, Lexi! Ease off the wrist, my communicator is attached to that, you know,” Tech cried in protest.
Their voices diminished down the hall.
Myka sighed. “Is he like this with every civilian he saves?” she asked Dr. Coyote.
Dr. Coyote placed a cuff around her upper arm and placed her stethoscope inside it. “Well most of the time he’s saving groups of civilians most of which are families and when he’s not saving the planet from something he’s usually creating something in his lab.”
She began pumping air into the cuff.
“Are you saying I’m the only damsel in distress, he’s saved? Like ever?” she asked in disbelief.
Dr. Coyote listened for a moment and then pulled the cuff off her arm. “Well not the only damsel in distress, but the only one that he seems to take a liking to,” she paused to take out a small flash light, “look at the far corner for me for a quick second.”
She looked at Dr. Coyote unconvinced and then transitioned her gaze into a far-off corner by the door. She flashed the light in her eyes for a quick second but she tried not to flinch.
“Okay, good, no disruption, no sign of a fever,” she said and then pulled her stethoscope around to her ears and placed the metal piece on her chest, “take a couple of deep breaths for me?”
Myka inhaled and exhaled as much air as she could. She still felt a little sore that it did hurt to breathe. Almost like her breathing did more of a work out than her.
“For what it’s worth,” Dr. Coyote finally spoke, “Tech and the Loonatics are a great group of super heroes. I do agree that you shouldn’t be running around with memory loss now, take a little while to get to know yourself again, do things that may seem familiar to you. And while you do that, you are also in capable hands.”
She let out a hefty breath. Half of it was her actual breathing the other half was a reluctant sigh.
“Your heart beat seems strong, does it hurt to breathe?”
“Only a little bit, my chest feels a little sore.” She tried massaging it.
“Probably, from pumping the sea water out of you.”
She placed the stethoscope around her neck and pulled out a pad of paper.
“I don’t get it. How is it I feel stronger yet my body feels really weak?”
“You haven’t really used your muscles within a couple of weeks so your body is still healing a bit. Plus you’re mental abilities are quite something.”
“What does that mean?” Myka asked confused.
“Means you can be very stubborn,” Dr. Coyote clarified.
Myka thought about her comment. “Wow look at that, I’m already doing something that I’m familiar with.”
“The important thing is progress,” she said and began writing on her pad, “I’m still going to leave you with an over the counter pain med, just in case. If you still have the pain within a week or so, you come back to me. Understand?”
Myka nodded. “Thank you, Dr. Coyote, really.”
She smiled. “Call me Fauna, and it’s my job. Kind of like how your new friends are doing their jobs.”
She walked away leaving Myka in silence.
Ace blasted the bird like creature into the wall with his laser vision. It stunned him for a second, and then he let out a screech and peeled himself off the wall.
“Uh…anyone got any ideas?” Ace asked his team.
“I got him Ace,” said Tech.
He channeled in his telekinesis power and bent two metal bars. He wrapped them around the creature’s wings and brought him to the ground.
“Ha, we got you beak breath,” Duck taunted him.
The bird squawked at him again and he leaped back.
“Can it feathers, or I’ll punishment won’t be so pretty.”
“Nice job Tech and Duck stop tormenting Arial here before you become bird food,” said Ace.
Duck did one last mockery and just when the bird was going to take a snap at him, he quacked out of the way. “So, what are we going to do with squawkers over here?”
The bird let out another screech.
“Too bad this thing isn’t going to hold our new friend here for too long.”
“Did somebody hail a cab?” Lexi called from the skies in one of their ships. She pushed a green button and unleashed a cage big enough to surround and capture the creature.
Ace signaled her with a thumb up and a smile.
“Yeah, this ought to hold you,” Duck taunted him again.
The bird let out another screech and rocked the cage a little.
“Whoa,” Lexi cried, “hey hold still birdie.”
Then there was a small flash of white light and the bird disappeared.
“Did that just–” Ace asked thoughtfully.
“Yeah that just happened,” Tech said flatly.
“Quick, can you track those particles?”
Tech raised his wrist up to the cage and pushed a button on his communicator that released a scan of the area. When the scan was complete, he brought up another screen with his results. Tech stared at them confused. “That’s weird, there are no teleportation particles,” he said.
“Ah!” Ace grunted in frustration. “Okay, Tech, you and Lexi take the south end of the sky, Rev takes the north, Duck and Slam take the east, and I’ll take the west. The three of us will search through sky and land. Time to go bird hunting, let’s jet.”
Tech hopped into the ship with Lexi as she brought the cage back up. She passed over the wheel to Tech and they flew south.
“That creature apparently has some powers that we don’t know about and for some reason is using them at random. We should probably go through the data base and see if we could learn anything about our Big Bird friend,” he said.
Lexi put the info into the computer. “I’m scanning the data now,” she announced, “it will take a little bit of time.”
“I designed that computer, it should be able to find this creature in an instant,” he declared.
“There are a lot of bird creatures out there,” she pointed out, “this bird creature may not even be from Acmetropolis.”
“Yeah this is a rare, specific creature, there should be only one of its kind.”
“Yeah okay, then do you know the name of the bird?”
“Uh…not off the top of my head,” he admitted.
“Then we are doing this the long way.” She pushed the ‘start’ key on the screen and it began downloading several different pictures. “Until then…why don’t we talk about you and Myka?”
“Oh, don’t you start in now,” Tech groaned.
“Okay, you don’t have to talk if you don’t want to.”
“But just know that I am the only girl on this team, so if you need a girl opinion I’m your gal.”
“Well…thanks for the consideration Lexi, but there is no me and Myka. She’s just a girl were helping out, nothing more.”
“Really? Then why did you want her to stay here so badly?”
“She’s still injured and needs to recover, she may act tough but I can tell she’s scared, I’m just looking out for her. Besides since she has no family or friends out here, she is still technically our responsibility.”
“So, you say, and you do kind of have a point, but is there something more that you’re not admitting to yourself?”
“There’s nothing else to admit, she just needs a little help, whether she thinks she does or not.”
“I’ve never seen you this persistent on a case involving someone we saved before Tech.”
“What’s that supposed to mean?”
“Just means I hope you mean what you say and say what you think.”
Tech looked at her still confused. Before he could progress any further, a notification came up on the screen.
“Looks like our bird creature is a Pillar Bird, greeted by sunshine and peace within harmonize places…” she paused for a second, “its feathers gain powers from the sun and only uses them to shed light in the darkness to help people find their way when they are lost. It’s mostly a spiritual walk within the mind of a person and the journey within the destination…that’s strange, the scanner doesn’t show any listings about teleportation or strong wings, but the picture looks the same.”
“Maybe there’s a miscalculation?” Tech suggested.
“I don’t think so, remember when you couldn’t track it after it teleported, well maybe were not really chasing this Pillar Bird, maybe were chasing something that looks like it.”
“You mean we could be chasing a shapeshifter or a chameleon of some sort?”
“But I still should have been able to track it back where we caught him.”
“Maybe he learned how to stay undetected?”
Tech wasn’t completely convinced about that.
“I’ll let Ace know,” said Lexi.
Tech directed his eyes back to the sky and caught something in the distance. “Wait, there it is,” he declared.
They both took sight of the bird circling around and coming back towards them.
“Whoa incoming,” Lexi cried.
Tech pulled up and over the bird. It kept flying towards east, towards the downtown part of the city.
“Duck, Slam,” Lexi called into her communicator, “our bird of a feather is heading in your direction, looks like it might be heading towards the city.”
“We’re on it Lexi,” Duck responded.
“Hey, any idea of what creature were facing here?” Ace chimed in.
“Not exactly,” Tech answered, “the creature isn’t as it appears to be, so stay on guard.” Then his communicator went off again and his scanner revealed a picture of his sister. “Hello?”
“Tech,” Fauna replied.
“Fauna, what’s wrong?”
“I know you were probably not expecting to hear from me so soon, but you guys are the super heroes.”
“Is it the Pillar Bird?”
“It’s a bird creature of some sort, and its attacking the hospital.”
“We’ll be right there, hide somewhere and stay safe, Duck and Slam are on their way.”
“Please be careful Tech.”
He hung up and they made the drive over to the hospital. When they parked on the opposite end of the street they caught sight of the bird soaring around the hospital and screeching into the shattered windows as it beats its wings against the stone walls.
“Eh okay gang time to pluck that quaky bird’s feathers,” said Ace.
Duck pulled him back. “Uh how do we exactly do that? The last time we caught him, he disappeared out of thin air.”
“We should at least try to move it away from the city,” Tech suggested, “get it to an area where it can do more damage than its already doing.”
“In the data base, it said the Pillar Bird was attracted to sunlight, maybe it would follow a moving sun beam?” said Lexi.
“But you guys said that this bird may not be what it seems,” said Ace.
“Well…maybe not but it’s worth a shot, and if we can’t attract maybe we can blind it, so we can take a chance to bring it down.”
The bird let out another screech and used both wings to smash the walls in.
“This might just do the trick,” said Duck and Lexi together as they held up hand held mirrors.
They all looked at Duck curious yet confused.
“What?” he said to Lexi, “Just because you’re the only girl on the team doesn’t mean you’re the only one that has to look good fighting.”
“Remind me to comment on that later,” said Ace. “Alright, Slam, Rev go get that bird’s attention. When the moment is right, Tech and I can use our laser vision and telekinesis to bounce off those mirrors.”
They ran in opposite directions. Tech and Ace activated their jet packs and soared to the half-broken top floor of the hospital. As they managed to bring some of the patients down to the safety of the ground, Tech kept an eye out for Myka.
Where is she? Huh?
Something caught his eye with the monstrous bird. The way his wings were hitting the building. It was only on one side. He flew over to the east side and found Myka crouched on the floor with Fauna under some type of shield. He figured it must be Myka, since Fauna does not have any super natural powers. He looked over to see that Lexi and Duck were in position then he turned to Ace.
“We got to move fast chief.”
Ace followed Rev and Slam as they diverted the bird towards them. Once the bird had caught sight of them, Ace signaled Tech with a nod and he channeled in his laser vision. Tech did the same and unleashed his power. They formed together and aimed straight for the two mirrors. Duck and Lexi held their mirrors up towards the sky and created a light that glowed dimly against the gloomy purple sky.
“Here birdie, birdie,” Ace called to it, “follow the dancing light.”
The bird aimed towards the light. Instantly breaking through it. Tech took notice that the bird wasn’t even interested in the light. The bird let out another screech and folded in his wings and formed into a nosedive towards the hospital. Tech quickly realized that the bird was going after Fauna and Myka. Just before the bird could make his attack, Tech jumped in front of them and activated his firewall shield.
“Tech,” Fauna cried out to him.
Tech used his strength to hold the bird back. “You guys better get going,” he grunted, “I’m not sure how long I can hold him.”
“But— “Myka about protested.
“Do as I say, now,” he demanded.
Myka reluctantly released her shield and they both headed towards the safe exit. They realized that the small elevator was only made for one. Myka looked at the elevator and then back at Tech who was still fighting off the bird like creature. Without waiting for a response, she pushed Fauna into the elevator.
“But Myka,” Fauna protested.
“I’ll be fine, get somewhere safe.”
She closed the door and pushed the button that sent the elevator down. Once Fauna was out of sight she ran back to Tech. She brought out her shield in front of his, which surrounded them both and seemed to slow the bird down.
“Myka?” Tech cried.
“Not one word from you. Look Tech, I may not remember a lot of things right now, but I do remember how to use my powers and you could use some help, so I’m going to give it to you whether you want it or not.”
Tech stared at her for a moment and then looked back at the bird. Before Tech could do something, Slam ransacked the bird into the shoulder. He hit his head against the wall and knocked out. Tech and Myka released their shields.
“Well that was invigorating,” said Myka, “what got under this bird’s feathers anyway?”
“I don’t know,” Tech admitted, “but we need a plan B, the light that we created didn’t work.”
“Tech,” Ace came in on his communicator, “Duck said he had an idea to get something bigger that could help, we just need to keep feathers busy a little while longer.”
“You were trying to draw it away from here using light? Is that what that dimly lit thing was in the sky?” Myka asked curiously.
“If you must know, this type of bird might be attracted to shiny things, so with a mirror and a little bit of sunlight, we could probably guide it out of the city,” Tech explained.
“Uh I don’t know how great your eye sight is but that light was not bright enough to attract that lovely big balls of feathers.”
Myka looked at the bird thoughtfully and then had an idea.
“Why use a mirror, when you can use me?” She revealed a small light sphere.
“You called our light weak? That sphere can’t even blind the pillar bird.”
“Only a little, but I picked up something with both our shields, you have some light power in you, Tech, light power that is compatible to mine.”
“So, if you would be willing to let me fly with you and you channel in your energy to mine then we can create a shiny bright light and guide big bird away from here.”
Tech looked at her unconvinced.
Then the bird started to stir about.
“And I would think fast, take in this point, I’m probably a lot lighter than what Duck is supposedly bringing.”
Tech let out a reluctant growl. “Slam, go find the others, tell them that we’ll lead big guy over here, to the prison, they have cells that can neutralize his powers, and when Duck is on his way back, tell him that’s where he needs to go.”
Slam nodded and said something in his gibberish language and made it back down to the bottom of the hospital.
Tech hesitated for a moment as he caught sight of the bird coming to, then he turned to Myka. “Wrap your arm around my shoulder,” he told her.
She revealed a small smile and did as she was told.
Once Tech had her secured in his arm, he activated his jet pack, and eased them into the air. “So how does this power energy idea of yours work?”
“I just need a source of power. Release a sphere of power of…whatever it is you do…what power do you have?”
“I’m a powerful diabolical genius with the power of telekinesis and regeneration,” he said simply.
Myka looked at him blankly. “Any of that by chance means you can channel in a source of positive light energy?”
He extended his hand, channeled in his power and made his full eyes turn green. “You mean something like this?”
“Perfect.” She placed her hand in his and felt the energy flow through her. Both their energies combined into a bright light. “Hey pretty bird,” she called out, “we got a shiny toy for you.”
The bird screeched and leaped towards them. It was fast and they barely had time to dodge.
“That’s it, follow the dancing light,” Myka taunted it.
Then the bird swift around with its large wing and came at them once again.
“Okay, diabolical genius, which way to the prison?”
Tech was about to carry her over to the prison, when the bird suddenly disappeared for a second and then appeared again behind them. He wacked them with his large wings but they kept hanging on.
“Wow that thing is fast,” said Myka.
“Maybe we can weaken it by attacking together,” Tech suggested.
Myka nodded that she agreed and then Tech flew them over towards the hospital again.
“Okay get ready,” Tech warned her.
The bird started flying over towards them.
“Now,” he signaled her.
They both channeled in their powers. A mixture of green and white aimed right at the pillar bird. They blasted him in the not so far distance, slightly stunning him. Once again, he shook it off and aimed right towards them. They braced themselves for another attack and unleashed their shields. They couldn’t help noticing that their shields combined released a strange energy and blasted away the bird. It floated in midair for a minute, let out another screech and teleported. They both stared in awe for a second. Confused of how their powers could do unleash that kind of strength, also where the mystical bird of illusions would be heading towards now.
“What was that?” Tech asked her skeptically.
She knew he was referring to the moment with their powers.
“Honestly, I was kind of hoping you would know,” she admitted, “but thank you for trusting me either way,” she let out a tired breath, “now can I trust you to put us down?”
He flew down. Myka slid off his shoulder and collapsed to the ground.
“Are you alright?”
She nodded. Her blue eyes seemed very tired. “Yeah. Guess my strength wasn’t completely back yet.”
“Why did you need to do that?” Tech crouched down to her level.
They suddenly heard Duck cry.
“What do you mean he flew off? Do you know how hard it was to find the perfect shiny mirror?”
Myka turned to Tech. “He just got here with ‘the perfect shiny mirror’ would we have still been fighting or been bird chow by now?”
Tech stared at her for a second. “I don’t know who you are, but I do know that you are one stubborn girl.”
She revealed a flat smile. “So I’ve been told.”
Then she looked around at the well damaged hospital.
“But all stubbornness aside, I guess I have no choice but to take that hotel offer now.”
“Seriously guys?” Duck cried out, “I was gone for only five minutes and these two decided to save the day?”
“I’ll find you a deal somewhere, something tells me that you won’t count on that discount from Duck,” said Tech.
Her smile became small. She felt bad that she took Duck’s parade but she was happy it was all over…for now.
The rest of the Loonatics met up with them.
“Okay geek lord, you may have gotten the bird away from the city, but that means we have to go out and find it again,” Duck cried.
“Sorry Duck,” Tech said, “the bird is fast. Even if it didn’t teleport its way out, we couldn’t fly after it.”
“You probably could have if you didn’t have extra weight on your shoulder.”
“Hey if it wasn’t for that light power, we probably be in that bird’s stomach right now,” Myka protested.
“Oh sure, let’s just leave it to Myka here,” Duck countered, “Myka the ever so conquering hero with short term memory.”
Myka just glared at him.
“Okay Loonatics, we need a new plan and regroup, Duck and Lexi scout the city and make sure the bird is completely gone for now, the rest of us will help clean up the hospital.”
“Tech,” a voice called to him.
He looked over and saw his sister in the distance. “Oh Fauna,” he said relieved.
Fauna joined him beside Myka. She wrapped her arms around her brother.
“I’m so glad you’re safe,” she said.
“Me too, I was really worried.”
“Well thanks to Myka, pushing me onto that elevator just in time I was able to escape before it collapsed. If I hadn’t well…I may not be here right now.”
They both gazed down at Myka and shared smiles with her.
“Yeah glad to see you’re alright Fauna,” Ace chimed in and turned towards Tech, “Can I talk to you for a second?”
“Uh…Fauna would you mind?” Tech shifted his eyes towards Myka.
“Of course,” she said almost instantly, “go on, I got her, and you got work to do.”
Tech gave her a nod and then walked with Ace until Fauna and Myka were out of ear shot.
“She’s a citizen, an injured one at most, why did you let her do that?” Ace demanded.
“She’s kind of persuasive,” he admitted thoughtfully, “not to mention stubborn. She seemed to have the confidence so I let her help.”
“She’s a mystery, Tech, a mystery that we can’t trust yet.”
“Then you need to start being more careful next time around, obviously she is more powerful than we know, probably than she knows too.”
“Maybe,” he turned towards her, “maybe not,” he turned back to Ace, “with that kind of knowledge it is definitely best that we keep our eyes on her.”
“What are you thinking?”
“That Pillar Bird was attacking only this side of the hospital, when I was holding her up against that creature, I noticed that it only looked at Myka, it’s as if it was after only Myka.”
“Are you sure about this?”
“It’s merely just a haunch, but that bird came in the picture right after Myka woke up from her coma. I don’t think it’s a mere coincidence.”
Ace nodded thoughtfully. “It’s a possibility. Alright, we take this in consideration but no more helping until she is completely healed, understand?”
“In the mean time we will protect Myka by taking turns guarding her and I know just the hotel we can send her to.”