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Loonatics Unleashed Episode 3

Hey Everyone! Hope the couple to few of you are enjoying this series so far, I’m slowly yet surely working on some more posts for you fellow readers. Until then take your time to keep reading and watching the videos to get you psyched for the new episode!! I thought this would be a good time for everyone to get to know the characters. The brilliance of this person on YouTube, her online name is musicalspygirlLU, gives great info about the characters and some action scenes. For this post I will start off with Lexi’s video since this episode is based around her and Myka. For the next few episodes I will posts more info videos for each character. Here is Lexi’s video…

 

Happy reading!!

Episode 3

A few days passed. Myka grew accustomed to the quiet hotel room. The bird like creature was forever sealed in its life sphere and the town remained calm for the time being.

Being that his solider is gone now, he’s probably laying low until he could find a new specimen. That’s why I must make my escape now.

She made her way to the window, when something picked her senses. She turned to find a piece of paper on the floor. She picked it up and unfolded the paper.

 

Myka,

It read…

I don’t usually do something like this, but I felt you needed something to connect our friendship with. I hope as you read this you can still consider me as a friend. Please realize that we all want to help you get home. I’m not completely sure how to get you back, but I do know that you won’t be alone. In fact I won’t let you. This may be a little on the bragging side, but my group and I have actually been promoted to the guardians of the universe…

 

She paused for a moment. “Is that supposed to impress me?”

She went back to the note.

 

This means that we protect, well the universe. So, if you decide to go through with this on your own and you run into any trouble, it means the universe is in trouble and it means that we’ll find you. And I’ll make that a promise. Until next time, Tech.

 

“Well coyote, that is very noble of you and just a tad bit on the sweet side, but please realize that as your friend I’m protecting you and the others…not so much from me but from the guy that is after me. For he is a much bigger threat.”

She moved to the window and opened it.

“Please understand Tech, I do need friends, but I can’t get close to anyone, because it means hurting them.”

She peered outside the window, the breeze welcomed her, as she gazed down the building she realized it was too big of a drop. She gazed towards the horizon in the lightly, gloomy purple skies.

“Looks like I’m flying.”

She stood up to the ledge and released a solar disk sphere below he feet. Before she could jump on, a knock at the door startled her.

“Myka!” someone cried out.

She slipped on the ledge and let her body tense up and caught herself before she could make a deadly fall. She pushed her hands on the window sills and pushed herself back in.

“Myka? May I come in?”

“Whoa!”

She landed on the ground with a thump.

“Myka?”

As she pulled herself up, she let out a low groan.

“That’s going to leave a mark,” she muttered.

Suddenly, the door opened, and someone caught her eye.

“Lexi!” she shot up in surprise.

“Hey.”

“Hello…uh, how did you get in?” she pulled the key out from her pocket, “I took the hotel key from Tech.”

Lexi pulled out a key. “Extra hotel key, just in case of emergencies. I did knock first and then I heard a loud noise, almost like something fell.”

“Well more like someone,” she admitted guiltily.

“Are you okay?”

“Yes, I’m fine…”

She caught sight of Lexi’s gaze towards the window.

“I just…needed some air and I had a clumsy moment.”

“Right…”

“I assume you released Tech of his guard duties.”

She nodded. “And although I understand why Ace and Tech are so weary of you, but you can’t get to know yourself again being cooped up in here the whole time. So, I have a proposition for you.”

“Proposition?”

“Yeah, we can get out for awhile and meet the city. You get to know yourself more and I keep an eye on you. Sounds fair, right?”

Myka gave her a blank stare. “Uh…”

“I mean unless you want to stay here?”

She took another glance at the window.

“I guess my escape plan will have to wait.”

She turned back to Lexi.

“Sure, why not. After all, I was trying to get some air.”

“Alright then, let’s get going,” she smiled.

**

They made their way out and started their outing into downtown.

“Wow,” Myka gazed around. “Downtown Acmetropolis is big.”

“Yup as Rev would say, Acmetropolis has everything, so pay attention because I’m going to be giving you the grand tour.”

Myka looked at her blankly and smiled. “Very well Lexi, lead the way.”

They walked down the path through a bunch of clothing stores, vendors that sold jewelry, scarves, accessories, and other trinkets. The Chinese parade was going on. People under a dragon made it dance through the center of the street. Music played happily. They browse through music stores and Myka listened to new music and people. She realized quickly that the culture was enriched and full of life. As she sat on the bench with Lexi eating a rice bowl with sweet and sour chicken and watched the show, she realized she never really got to know a planet. She was always running away from them.

“I guess if I’m going to get to know a planet, I’m glad I get to know this one.”

“Myka?” Lexi broke into her thoughts. “Are you okay?”

She nodded. “Yeah, I’m fine, I’m just taking in the sights. Acmetropolis sure is something. Thanks for showing me around the planet, Lexi, well at least the downtown part.”

“Sure, well I know the others aren’t sure of you yet, but I knew we couldn’t keep you in that hotel forever. Especially, if Fauna said you need to get to know yourself again.”

“Get to know myself again…she has no idea how realistic that saying really is.”

“Well there are definitely more places to see, you up for it?”

She nodded. “Yeah, let’s go.”

They got up, when something pricked her senses and she stopped in her tracks.

“That feeling…”

“Myka?”

“Huh?”

“Something wrong?”

“I think I’m sensing something…”

“Huh?”

Suddenly, people began running towards them, screaming, “Monster!”

“Monster?” they questioned.

They look ahead and saw a red furred lion with horns on its head coming towards them.

“Lexi, could it be possible that’s one of the famous sites here?” Myka asked skeptically.

“No, no this would be considered new.”

They took a step back.

“I was afraid of that.”

It let out a huge roar and charged towards them.

“Dodge and run,” Lexi cried.

They leaped out of the way and then ducked into an alley. They each tried to regain their breath.

“What is that thing?” Lexi asked.

“I’m not…sure, but we need to lead it away from the city.”

Lexi nodded. “Yeah. I’ll call the others we’re going to need some help with this round up.”

She pushed a button on her wrist and it sent out a distress signal. The roar brought them back to the lion in front of them.

“Well, I guess we don’t have to worry about a cage,” said Lexi.

It tried shoving itself through the small opening, making the edges of the wall crumble.

“Yeah? Well we might need to rethink the cage idea…” said Myka.

Pieces of the alley began to fall, and the lion shot fire orbs from its mouth. Instinctively, they placed their arms over their heads. A bright dome emerged over them and the crumbling pieces bounced off and the fire orbs disintegrated before they hit them.

“Huh?”

“Whoa? You can do that?” Lexi asked.

“Apparently, I can,” she said halfway surprised.

Lexi activated her jet pack and took a place in the sky. She outstretched her hand to Myka.

“Come on, let’s get out of here while we can.”

Myka looked up and then back at the lion. Then she took Lexi’s hand. Her shield spiraled back and formed a flat platform under her feet. She caught her balance and began floating on her solar disk.

“You’re just full of surprises, aren’t you?”

She chuckled nervously. “Sometimes, I even surprise myself.”

The roar of the lion brought them back to the alley.

“That creature is definitely the same ore of the bird. Which means he found a new specimen and in a quick amount of time. And since this guy can breathe fire it also means that he’s hurting the elements of nature, just to get to me.”

She gazed over the city.

“Well he can conjure up all he wants, I will take down each one if it means protecting the people of this planet and once I’m free I will save these creatures too.”

They flew down and landed behind the lion. Lexi used her brain blast and aimed sharply at its leg. It let out a yowl of pain and turned towards them. It growled at them and started chasing them through downtown. Myka shot a couple of water orbs below its feet and made it slide down a thin sheet of ice. It shook the city with a loud thump and looked slightly stunned for a moment. He pulled itself up and aimed towards the girls. He parted his mouth and unleashed another fire ball. They both dodged it.

“Okay,” Myka cried, “time to cool your jets.”

She placed her hands in a nearby puddle and channeled in her water power and shot huge strong pumps of water at the beast. It knocked him down again, but he got right back up.

Lexi let out a grunt. “Man, I think he is stronger than that bird thing we fought.”

They dodged another fireball.

“The bird was weak at the time,” Myka explained, “this lion beast is fresh and at full strength.”

“Then maybe we should try to weaken it.”

Myka put up another shield as the lion unleashed a couple more fireballs. “The bird also didn’t breathe fire, we need to get around those.”

“So, we get rid of those things and we bring him down,” Lexi said simply.

Myka thought back to when she and the others took down the bird. “The only way to really defeat this thing is to bring it to its spirit form.”

“Spirit form? You mean that glowing sphere, like the bird?”

Myka nodded. “Even though I was its target, it was cornered at one point. If we can do that with this guy he’ll rely on his other powers, which means it will be easier to weaken him and lure him away from the city. Without powers or energy he’ll be brought down to its spirit form.”

Lexi thought for a moment and then revealed a smirk, as if she had gotten an idea. “Okay, then let’s commence phase one.”

Myka looked at her surprised. She has never encountered someone with this much confidence before. Not to mention confidence with even one of her plans. She’s not even sure if Lexi is even questioning her tactics in her mind.

“Let’s capture this twisted freak of nature,” Lexi said.

Myka’s surprise look turned to a force of determination as she gave a confident nod. She took a step forward and slammed her hands not the ground and created craters around the mutant lion’s feet. He struggled to move but the gravel buried his feet nice and tight into the concrete.

“Okay, we got him trapped,” she said, “we need to weaken it now.”

“Any suggestions?” Lexi asked.

“Get him to use his fire balls. You can slow them down with your brain blast, I’ll do the same with my water power.”

Lexi nodded that she understood. Myka waited for a few moments until the fire balls dispersed, then she lowered her shield. The fireballs started up again and Lexi took the first punch and shot laser fire at the balls of fire, making them disperse like small fireworks. Myka joined in and shot her water orbs. They kept going until the fire balls started to slow down themselves.

“I think he’s about ran out of ammo,” said Myka.

The lion stared right at them, breathing heavily. Myka could tell that he was out of fire power, but he was not out of the war just yet. Knowing the strategy of the creator of these beasts, they don’t always go down easily, which means they have some sort of secret power up their sleeves. The sooner they get this lion beast in spirit form the better.

“Alright,” Lexi chimed in again, “I say we get kitty away from the city.”

“We need to confine it somehow,” Myka responded.

“How did you and Tech defeat the bird?”

Myka thought back. “It was a light power of some sort,” she explained. “Now that I think about it, it was a mixture of both mine and Tech’s powers, so maybe…Lexi do you trust me?”

“Huh?”

“I mean…to combine our powers. We can create a diversion that will help lure the lion out of the city, even if we can’t get it back into its spirit form, it will still be easy to try to capture it for good.”

Lexi thought about what she said and smiled confidently. “Okay then, let’s give it a try.”

They faced the lion.

“I bet if we combine my brain blast and your light power we can create a moving cat toy.”

“Worth a shot.”

Myka and Lexi took to the skies and blended into the dimly sunlight. They each channeled in their power and combined it together, letting them hit the feet of the lion. He gazed into a disk with a mixture of bright light and pink. Myka flew back down and removed the gravel off his feet, then she connected her light power to the disk.

“Here kitty, kitty,” Myka taunted it, “follow the pretty light.”

They drag the pool of light through downtown until they came to the pier. Lexi gazed over the horizon and came in view of the water.

“Lead it towards the ocean,” she said.

Myka nodded. “It’s possible that this thing may follow us because its after me, which means this thing will follow us no matter what.”

Together they dragged their cat toy to the edge of the pier. The mutant lion was so intense in the pretty light that he didn’t see the water until it was too late, and he slipped into the water. He scrambled in the water.

“One more attack,” Myka cried.

Myka channeled in her light power and Lexi with her brain blast. Their powers merged together and crashed into the mutant lion. It managed to withhold the attack until their powers formed into a solid mass and became a barricade around the lion.

“Well not exactly had in mind, but it will do,” said Myka.

“Yeah works for me, except what about its spirit form?”

“Well I was hoping that last attack would help but at least we have him tamed and weakened for now.”

“I guess its better this way, considering Tech will want to analyze it, and we can avoid bringing it back to life if its not in a glowing sphere yet.”

“Mmh…” Myka groaned, “Hopefully Tech has learned by now not to tamper with these creatures, they have already been through enough, and I don’t want to take down another creation for the second time…not to mention this thing can spill a lot of my secrets, we have to bring it to its spirit form before the Loonatics confiscate it.”

The mutant lion stood in the shallow water and let out a loud roar. The sonic waves broke through their cage.

“Uh oh,” they cried.

They dodged another blow of fireballs.

“Uh…I think we need a new plan,” said Lexi.

Myka stared at the lion trying to come up with some sort of idea. Then her powers caught her eye as they merged in with Lexi’s. Her brain blast element merged with her water element and created a swirl of electrical waves.

“That’s it,” she cried.

“What’s it?” Lexi asked.

“I have an idea, we need to combine our powers again, but this time…”

Instead of explaining her plan, she grabbed Lexi’s hand and channeled in both of their powers straight at the lion. It was a direct hit and sent the mutant lion flying to the deep end of the ocean, although he managed to stay up float, he was still scrambling in the water.

“This is strange,” Myka thought, “first the bird wouldn’t teleport and now this lion has a water weakness? Usually, amateur weaknesses don’t phase these creatures.”

“Myka,” Lexi cut in, “how do we contain this guy?”

“Lead him to us and say please,” a voice echoed in the air.

They turned to see a ship behind them. Someone familiar rolled down the window.

“Ace,” Lexi cried.

“What’s up girls?” he responded. “Have a nice stroll into town?”

The lion roared again breathing an orange glow from its mouth and aimed it right at them.

“Look out,” Ace cried.

They flew down and Ace flew up. The fire orb soared in between them and ended towards the water.

Instinctively, Myka turned to the others. “We have to lead it farther into the ocean.”

“Not a bad idea,” Ace said thoughtfully, “it will be easier to capture too.”

The girls flew down to the lion, as it let out another roar with a fire orb.

“Watch out,” Myka cried.

They dodged another blow.

“You look a little parched,” Myka countered.

She conjured up a water orb and blast the mutant lion. He shook it off and growled at her. She and Lexi flew together towards the docks.

“Come on you, big fur ball,” she taunted.

It charged after them. They stayed right on the border line where the shallow and the deep ends meet and waited until just the right moment to leap out of the way.

“On three, Lexi,” said Myka.

“One…”

“Two…”

“Three.”

They leaped up into the skies and the lion stumbled into the deep side of the water. It squirmed and splashed around. With no way to regain balance it can’t attack back which means this creature will just continue to be weaken by the water.

“Try binding it Ace,” Myka cried, “it’s already weakened, with it trapped, it will eventually give up.”

The ship released the retracts and bind its legs together. She took the chance and released a form of her light power and aimed it right at the lion.

“Alright, pretty kitty, back to the spirit sphere from once you came.”

The light power became blinding and the monster looked away and became weak for it to fight back and shrunk into a light sphere.

“Well that’s what I call a wash up cat,” said Lexi.

Myka smiled and flew down to the light sphere that floated onto the water. Lexi joined her.

“Hey, it really did turn into a glowing sphere, just like the bird,” she said, “it could mean that the guy that’s creating these weird things could be the same guy that is after you.”

Myka picked up the sphere and held it in the palm of her hands. “You think someone is after me?”

“I think you do,” she pointed out.

“Huh?”

“You feel it’s the reason why you need to run as soon as possible, right?”

Myka looked at her blankly then caught onto what she meant. “You heard me at the hotel room.”

“I didn’t mean to pry my super ears do have moments when they want me to know something. At least that’s how they have been acting lately.”

“I see.”

“Myka, do you think someone is after you?”

She looked deeply into the sphere. “It is so much more than that, Lexi.”

Ace flew down on his jet pack at met the girls. “Hey ladies, need a ride?” he asked and held out a jar for the spirit sphere. “I have a first-class seat for our shiny friend here.”

“Ace, your timing was impeccable,” said Myka.

“Yup that’s Ace for you, he is always one step ahead, somehow,” Lexi praised him.

She leaned into kiss him on the cheek. Ace blushed and kind of stumbled a bit as he walked over to Myka.

“Well…uh…technically we got a call from the mayor when mutant kitty got picked up on the radar,” he held out the canister to her, “here’s the storage for that luggage.”

Myka smiled. “Thanks Ace.”

She placed the sphere inside and the container sealed itself. “There,” she whispered, “now I say that’s enough sight seeing and destruction for you,” then she turned to Lexi, “I’m not sure of anything Lexi, but you could be right about the creations that happen to like terrorizing the city.”

With that in mind, they looked at one another and shared smiles. Then they hopped on the ship with the others.

“Alright, now that were all packed, let’s all aboard.”

“So, you’re idea of guarding someone with a high suspicious level by strolling across the town fighting off weird mutants?” Duck asked.

“Well fighting a mutant lion wasn’t exactly on my tour schedule,” Lexi admitted. “What’s your damage Duck?”

“Those creature thingies appear every time she appears in broad daylight. Coincidence? I think not,” he declared.

“Duck get a grip, would ya?” Lexi countered, “if she wanted to attack me, she would have done that by now?”

“Well-that-is-possible-but-she-may-be-creating-a-plan-to-gain-our-trust-and-then-strike-at-her-moment-no-offense-Myka-I-mean-you-seem-nice-and-all-but-can-we-really-trust-you?” Rev chimed in.

“Ha! At least someone agrees with me.”

“Well, that’s all considering what you guys think,” she said, gazing out the window, “then again, I’m not even sure if I can trust myself at the moment,” she turned to the others, “but if there is one thing I do know, its that I trust my instincts, so believe what you will, but my instincts tell me regardless who I am, my powers help tame these beasts. So, rather worrying whether you can trust me or not, be grateful that you have someone on your side to help bring peace to your planet.”

They all looked at her surprised.

“Sorry,” she replied, “I just…”

Then Tech touched her shoulder and smiled. “Its okay Myka, we get it.”

They gazed into each other’s eyes.

“Thank you,” she whispered.

They all exchanged looks of skepticism.

 

As they got back to the hotel, Lexi walked Myka back to her room.

“Thanks again Lexi, really.”

“Sure. Maybe next guard duty I’ll show you more sights, hopefully without fighting weird mutant monsters.”

All she felt she could do was smile, then she said, “I also wanted to thank you for giving me a chance. I know I’m a mystery to you people.”

“You are a mystery, not just to us but to yourself too. And you are also a person too. Just give yourself sometime and give the others some time.”

Myka unlocked the door with the hotel key and stepped in the room.

“Until then catch ya later Myka.”

She winked and smile as the door closed behind her. Myka turned away from the door and faced the window that she had left open.

“Lexi, you have treated me more than just a person, you have treated me as a friend. Therefore, I see you as a friend, I hope you understand that this means I must protect you and the others. That is why I must leave.”

She walked over to the window and activated her solar disk. She jumped on and flew into the distance. She looked back at the hotel and the Loonatics headquarters.

“Farewell my friends.”

She flew off into the distance and traveled through the galaxy until she was a mere speck.

 

***

Back at HQ, Ace guided Lexi up to the balcony at the top floor.

“Lexi,” Ace said sternly, “you were supposed to keep watch on our mystery Jane Doe, not be friends with her.”

Lexi gasped startled. “One, her name is Myka, two, I didn’t let her out of my sight, three, regardless of who she may be, she could use a friend.”

“We don’t know her, Duck and Rev have a point,” he stressed, “she may seem innocent, but we don’t know what she’s capable and if she will strike.”

“Okay Ace is this leader or boyfriend talk?”

“Both,” he pressed, “as your leader, I need you to obey my commands for your safety and as a boyfriend, if anything were to happen to you, I don’t know what I would do.”

She smiled thoughtfully. “Ace, you’re sweet for caring, but you know I can handle myself. Myka is still rejuvenating, any attacks she used wouldn’t be worthwhile.”

“Hey power couldn’t have fooled me the way she handled the lion king of mutants,” he said unconvinced.

“Ace, you do know I would have called you for help. Besides, everyone deserves a chance to prove themselves and more importantly they deserved to be heard. You should know that better than anyone.”

He glared at her.

“I’ll take your grumpy silence as ‘I’m right and now I need to make it up to the pretty bunny for the lecture, regardless of how caring I must be’.”

His face softened as he smiled and let out a reluctant sigh. He walked up to her, placed his hands on her shoulders and kissed her forehead.

“You are right,” he admitted, “but I think you need to be on your guard before becoming her friend.”

She sighed Then reached up and kissed him on the cheek. “You still worry too much,” she whispered.

She walked back to the elevator. “Just remember I know what I’m doing.”

He stared off after her and let out another surrender sigh. “I do trust you, Lexi,” he said quietly, he thought back to Myka, “just makes me wonder if all girls are this stubborn.”

“A girl is when she knows what she wants,” Lexi called back.

He looked at her confused and then realized she was listening in. “Those darn super ears,” he muttered.

“I heard that.”

He let out a small groan.

Suddenly, his communicator went off.

“Hey Ace,” Tech reported in, “Zadavia is on the line.”

He looked back at Lexi holding the elevator doors open. “Are you coming worried leader?” she teased.

He glared at her for a moment and then head over to her. They made their way down to the communications center.

“Hey Zadavia, how’s it going? How’s Freeleng?”

“Freeleng is standing strong,” she responded. “Just thought I check in, all is quiet in Acmetropolis I assume since Optimotas and Deuce decided not to take over the universe.”

“Well it was until someone else came along,” Duck commented.

“Duck,” Lexi snapped.

“What? I’m just speaking the truth.”

“Someone else?” Zadavia questioned.

“It’s a special case were working on…” Ace explained. “Someone is creating weird mutant creatures and causing havoc over the city.”

“I’m willing to put bet on miss Myka,” said Duck, “if that’s even her real name.”

“Myka?”

“Mystery girl that we found on the beach,” said Tech. “She has no memories of who she is or where she’s from.”

Zadavia listened intently. “I see. Do you know anything about her?”

“We’re still learning. So far we just know that she has strong powers and she’s somehow a link to the mutant creatures.”

“I understand. Probably best to keep an eye on her then.”

“Hey, Zadavia, is it possible that maybe you can do a little researching?” Ace asked, “So far she’s not in any missing person data base. Perhaps if we look outside Acmetropolis…”

“I don’t see why not, I’ll take a look and let you know if I find anything.”

“Thanks, here’s a photo of her.”

Ace uploaded a picture of her and sent it to Zadavia. She opened the file and looked at it with an expression that Ace couldn’t understand. She looked almost scared and confused.

“Something wrong?”

“No,” she managed to say, “no everything is fine. I’ll keep a look out.”

Ace looked at her as he hesitantly spoke. “Okay.”

“I must go, my brother and I have obligations to tend to, I’ll contact you as soon as I can…and Ace…”

“Yeah?”

“Take care of her to the best of your abilities.”

Ace nodded that he understood. “Got it.”

“And perhaps if its possible, I would like to meet her.”

“Meet her? Why?” Ace asked curiously.

“No particular reason, it will be just a way to learn more about her, plus she could probably use a source outside of Acmetropolis, one that has more of a wide range to hopefully guide her to her home.”

“Yeah…I guess so. You also suspect something about her, don’t you?”

She hesitated. “Only time will tell. Until then trust your instincts, be patient, and don’t let her out of your sight. Zadavia out.”

She logged off and the hologram shut off, leaving the Loonatics in complete silence. Ace finally spoke.

“Everyone, we are going to get just a little bit close to Myka, we still need to be on our guard, but we can also take in Fauna’s advice and still help Myka recover her memory. Something will spark even if its small and will hopefully give us a lead that can help her and help us discover where these creatures are coming from. Soon we will be able to take them down.”

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Episode 2

Hello online readers. Welcome to episode 2 of my latest fan fiction: Loonatics Unleashed. I hope those of you that are reading this story are enjoying it as much as I am writing it. Each episode will pick up where the first episode left off, and the next episodes will do the same. So, get ready for a lot more action with the super heroes and getting to know the mysterious character, Myka. If you would please comment below to let me know what you think so far. I always look forward to seeing the good comments. I’m also always for improving my writing and tweaking any kinks that my writing may have, if I run into these comments please be considerate with words. Okay! With that out of the way, I like to share a video with you all, so, you can see the Loonatics in a bigger light. This happens to be one of my favorite videos done by one of many Youtubers out there. All the scenes are from the Loonatics Unleashed episodes and the music is New Divide by Linkin Park.

Alright, hope you enjoyed that little number, enjoy this next episode. Happy reading! 🙂

Myka finally woke up in the new hospital room. She still felt a bit groggy, but her strength seemed to be coming back all over again. As she laid staring at the ceiling she tried to think of the last thing she could remember.

That blasted bird came back, it may have been a pawn, but it knew exactly what it was doing…

His eyes flashed into her mind.

But I can’t blame him, he was being controlled.

She remembered destroying him into a tiny sphere.

Unfortunately, I couldn’t save him, but at least he’ll be reserved in the soul land and when I destroy this guy for good, all of them will be finally release in peace, back in their homeland. That is my vow.

Suddenly, a knock interrupted her thoughts.

“Hey there,” the coyote greeted her.

“Oh hello,” she could hear the surprise tense in her accent, “you’re Tech, right?”

“That’s right.”

His face flashed a picture in her brain.

That’s right, his energy is what helped me contain the bird.

“May I come in?”

She nodded.

He came in and took a seat in a nearby chair. “How are you feeling?”

“A bit better,” she admitted, “I just woke up, so I still feel out of it.”

“Do you remember the other day?”

“Yes, not all the specifics but the major details. I believe I owe you a thank you for saving my life…twice.”

“Well, actually I think you saved us the second time.”

“Well, you did aide me the second time.”

“How?”

“You don’t remember?”

“I was kind of knocked out.”

“I was a little wake and I took some of your power source, which helped dispersed the mythical bird into a glow sphere.”

“I see.”

“So, both types of aide do require a thank you.”

“Well, it is kind of our job,” he said shyly.

They shared smiles.

“So…how are you doing?” she asked, “After being knocked out and all.”

He chuckled nervously and rubbed the back of his neck. “I’m fine. I was only knocked out for a little while. No injuries.”

“Good,” she said relieved.

“Hey Tech,” another voice came from the door. “How’s the patient?”

She recognized the yellow bunny that had approached her before she collapsed.

“Prisoner,” another voice rudely corrected him.

“Duck,” a feminine voice appeared behind him, “take a chill pill, would you, you don’t even know her.”

“No one knows her, I’m telling you this chick is suspicious,” he countered.

All of them fell into the room.

“Excuse me,” Myka protested, “this suspicious chick does have a name.”

“She’s awake,” Tech said through gritted teeth, “and alert.”

“Alright Missy,” the duck stormed in.

“Myka,” she stressed.

“Whatever Micah, start talking,” he demanded.

“Might I ask who you are before I start talking.”

“Myka, these guys are the Loonatics,” Tech explained as he walked over to them, “this is Lexi,” he walked over to the pink bunny.

Myka gave her a smile. Then watched Tech walk over to a purple Tasmanian and a red road runner.

“This is Slam and Rev.”

“Hi,” Rev chimed in, “it’s-great-to-finally-meet-you-I-was-kind-of-hoping-you-would-be-a-mermaid-to-prove-to-this-guy-with-a-scientific-brain-that-mermaids-can-be-real-but-I-guess-we-should-accept-that-you-are-some-sort-of-mythical-creature-because-you-have-an-immense-power-are-you-sure-you’re-not-a-mermaid? Not-that-its-a-bad-thing-you’re-not-a-mermaid-but-“

Tech placed his fingers above and below his beak and snapped it shut.

“Well you are certainly a talker.”

“He tends to ramble, you’ll eventually learn to drown him out.”

Rev glared at him.

“Slam has a language of his own, you’ll eventually learn it…maybe.”

He turned to Duck.

“Mr. Suspicious haunch over here is Danger Duck, we just call him, Duck.”

“But that’s Mr. Danger Duck to you, got that Milkie?”

“And I’m Myka to you, got that, Ducky?”

Tech made his way towards the yellow bunny.

“This is our leader, Ace.”

She gave him a respectful nod. “I remember you, you asked me, who I was.”

“I’m still asking that,” he replied.

She thought for a moment. “I remember as early as finding Tech sitting next to me in the first hospital bed. I can’t remember that far back…I really don’t know who I am.”

“Likely story,” said Duck

“It’s the truth,” she declared, “I really don’t have any memory of how I got here or ended up almost swimming with the sharks.”

“Do you remember where you came from?” Tech asked, “Your home? Maybe even your family?”

She took in a moment of silence as she thought about his questions. “No,” she finally said, “everything is a blank.”

Dr. Coyote walked in. “Oh, it’s a party,” she said surprised, “I realized Myka is a part of a case, but I need to do an exam on her before you bombard her with questions.”

“Well we’re not going to get any answers if she doesn’t remember anything,” Duck commented, “so she claims.”

They glared at each other.

“You really can’t remember anything?” she asked with concern.

Myka shook her head. “Not before these past couple of days.”

“I see…”

“Is it possible she could have amnesia, Fauna?” Tech asked.

“Well, she did take a bump on the head when I first examined her.”

“So, how did she know how to channel in Tech’s power and create the light show with the bird?” Ace wondered.

“Powers are natural memory fragments, they come in with natural instincts from the mind. Since she was most likely born with powers, her body knows how to use them.”

“Really?” Myka asked surprised.

“Sure. I’ll do a full exam on you, make sure everything else is in shape, but unfortunately your other memories may take a little time for them to come back.”

“How long is a little while?”

“Could be days, months even years I’m afraid.”

“Years? I don’t have years,” she protested.

“Well, normally its best to surround yourself with things that your familiar with…”

“But since you don’t know where familiarity is,” Duck intercepted.

“I see…”

“Hey, don’t worry Myka,” Tech said softly, “we got some more clues, we’ll find your home.”

She shook her head. “I appreciate that, but you’ve helped enough. I should learn to be independent again.”

“Well Myka that’s all very noble,” said Ace, “but you can’t run around with amnesia and nowhere to go, plus you’re a link of what happened the other day.”

“I tamed the bird for you, you’re welcome by the way,” she pointed out, “if my powers are as strong as Dr. Coyote says, then eventually they will bring my memories back.”

“You may be right Myka,” said Dr. Coyote, “but so is Ace. Your powers are strong, but they only hold small parts of your memories which won’t just appear at will, even if you go roaming the universe for some answers. I really advise that you start small and get to know yourself again.”

“How do you expect me to do that?”

“Try new foods, read new books, small things for now.”

She grunted in disappointment.

“Plus, I don’t know how, but you are a link to that strange birdie,” Ace pointed out again.

“What makes you so sure about that?”

“The bird came after you and only you. It was even willing to get rid of anyone in its path to get to you.”

“Okay, but as I said, I tamed the bird, so I’m out of harm’s way, right?”

“Let’s hope so.”

She fell silent and placed her head softly on the pillow. “I guess if you guys are keeping me here, I have no choice,” she spoke sadly.

Tech placed a hand on her shoulder. “Its for your own good, Myka,” he tried to reassure her, “I promise.”

She looked at him unconvinced and then turned to Dr. Coyote. “So, when can I get of here?”

“Once I shoo these guys away, I’ll do a full exam right away.”

Then she eyed everyone and began coaxing them out of the room.

“Why don’t you guys go do some detective work, maybe bring Myka some clothes or something.”

“Alright Fauna, we’re gone,” Tech insisted.

They all left the room and she closed the door.

“Fauna is right,” said Tech, “we’ll do better work out here rather than hovering over Myka at the moment.”

Ace thought for a moment. “Alright, Tech, Slam, and Rev, you guys head back to HQ and recover more information on this weird bird. Lexi, do you think you can lend Myka some clothes?”

Lexi nodded. “Sure.”

“Good, come back to the hospital when you have them for her, and stay with her when she’s ready to be discharge. When I have everything set up, bring her to the Night Nark Hotel, downtown.”

“What’s at the Night Nark Hotel?” Duck asked.

“I just happen to have a room waiting there for me and I’m finally going to put it to good use. Let’s jet.”

“Boy, they really don’t give up, do they?” Myka asked.

“They have good intentions,” Fauna said, “their good intentions are right this time.”

She pulled out a thermometer and grazed it across her forehead and behind her ear. She held it until it made a beeping sound.

“I do believe I can take care of myself though,” she pointed out, “maybe being on my own could jump start a few memories.”

Dr. Coyote pulled the thermometer away and glanced at the small screen and recorded it on another screen that appeared from her wrist band.

“Well that’s possible, but I really advise against it.”

“Yes, I know what you’re going to say, it may be a little risky, but I think I can manage myself.”

She revealed a small amount of power in her hand.

Dr. Coyote unhooked a black cuff and wrapped it around her arm.

“You might want to lower that, so I can take your blood pressure.

She made it disperse and Dr. Fauna pushed a button to activate the cuff. It squeezed her arm nice and tight, and then deflated. She held her screen over the cuff and the numbers appeared. She released the cuff and then placed her stethoscope into her ears and placed the metal piece on Myka’s chest.

“Deep breaths,” she instructed her.

She listened for a moment and then brought the stethoscope to her back. Then she pulled it back and wrapped it around her neck.

“Okay, everything sounds good,” she said.

She massaged Myka’s stomach with her fingers.

“Everything feels good.”

She tapped the bases of her knees with a light karate chop with her hand. She did the same with her elbows.

“Reflexes are good. Just one more thing…”

She brought out a small flash light and clicked it on. She shined it over a butterfly sticker in the corner by the door.

“Look over there for me.”

As Myka did, she shined the light in her eyes for a couple of seconds. She turned it off and Myka blinked fast to regain her focus through the blue and purple lights.

“Alright, your color looks good, pupils are regularly dilated. Now, you see how you’re blinking all those lights away?” she asked curiously.

“Yeah?”

“That’s how your brain feels right now, fuzzy and a little bit scrambled. But, when you take a few moments to let the lights clear out then you are can focus in on your sights. Got it?”

“Yeah, I get it,” she said flatly, “I’m stuck here.”

“Not forever though, and the Loonatics are there to help in any way they can.”

Myka looked at her.

“Just give them a chance to help you.”

She placed a hand on her shoulder, Myka looked up at her to see a smile, but she didn’t say anything.

*

Back at HQ, Tech analyzed the glow that was trapped in the jar. He stared at it for a moment, picking it up and putting it down again. He traced back his notes and then back at the glowing jar.

Suddenly, someone slightly touched his shoulder and he jumped a little.

“Hey-Tech,” Rev appeared beside him. “Any-updates?”

“Well this thing seems to be channeled through Myka’s powers. Yet, there’s no data on the bird that we did fought, almost as if it doesn’t exist…”

“So, you got nothing,” Slam grumbled in his language.

He sighed. “Yeah.”

“Ever-think-that-this-thing-could-be-of-a-magical-substance?” Rev asked.

“Magical? As in no technological data? Impossible.”

“Well-maybe-not-since-she-is-not-in-any-database-and-clearly-this-thing-doesn’t-have-one-either-so-they-could-be-related-in-a-completely-different-fantasy-category- “

“Even if that is possible,” Tech cut him off, “there still needs to be some sort of database that exists with information and it can be considered classified.”

“Of-course.”

An idea came to Rev.

“That’s-what-military-bases-do.”

“Those are highly classified files, if we want access to them we would have to gain special permission, which could take weeks,” he looked over at the jar again and picked it up, “but Myka said something about releasing the sphere it could be revived, maybe if we gather some DNA, even a picture from this, the scanners could pick up something and it may link us to Myka.”

“I’ll-set-up-the-quarantine-unit,” Rev declared and sped away.

They moved to the quarantine room. Tech entered the room with a specially design suit and the jar with the glowing sphere. He opened the jar and let the glowing sphere float out.

“Alright whatever you are, I’m ready for you, so come on out.”

He focused on the glow when a red flash of light caught his eye and then formed back into the strange bird. It let out a screech.

“Take it easy. Nice giant bird,” he pulled out a pair of large tweezers. “All I need is one little feather, maybe a chip of a claw, and a big bright smile, no damage at all, give or take.”

He eased towards it and caught sight of its flashing red eyes. He jolted back nervously.

“I promise it won’t hurt a bit,” he smiled anxiously.

His red eyes flash and he let out another screech, releasing sonic waves.

“Ngh!”

He dodged the wave and unleashed his shield. When the sonic waves disappeared, he brought it down and dodged a powerful blow with the wing. He reached up with the tweezers and grasped onto a feather. He tugged hard and yanked it out from the bulb of the skin. The force pushed him back against the wall, still clutching onto the feather.

“Oomph!”

He breathed heavily. “There, that wasn’t so bad, was it?”

The bird turned towards him and glared at him angrily with his red eyes. He held up his wrist and flashed a screen in front of him with a camera.

“Say cheese.”

The camera took the picture and the flash startled the bird. Tech pulled out the jar and held it closer to the bird. “Alright time to go back in your cage.”

The bird shook off the flash and let out another screech as it came towards him. Tech held the jar up, but nothing was happening.

“Uh oh,” he smiled nervously, “well I guess this is where I need to take off…thanks for the donation.”

He made a break for the door as the bird chased after him. It swished open and he slid into the entry way out of the room. He held onto the feather and pulled it out of the silver crack before forcing the door to slam. The bird gave one last brute force and then moved to the other side.

“That was too close for comfort,” Slam grumbled.

He offered a hand and helped Tech up.

“Whoever said researching was never a real sport was sadly mistaken,” he commented.

The bird stared at them with its red eyes and then let out another squawk.

“Wow-he-looks-angry-I-think-you-made-it-angrier-than-before,” said Rev.

“Well if you had your feathers plucked out, you would be pretty angry too,” Tech pointed out.

The bird let out another angry squawk and then flashed out of the cage.

“Uh oh,” Slam grumbled.

“Not-good,” Rev repeated.

Tech heard a ring come from his communicator. He answered it and saw Ace appear on the screen.

He gasped. “And neither is that.”

“I just saw a familiar crazy bird swoop the skies,” Ace responded, “Is there something I need to know about?”

“Oh…well, uh…” Tech stammered, “the good news is I got DNA and a picture.”

“Well that’s great and all but now we have to capture that thing again, before it gets to Myka again.”

**

Myka stared into the mirror, stroking her long blue and blonde hair with a brush lent from the hospital. She parted her hair and formed two braids. Before she tied them together she looked at her hair tie. The one out of two things that survived in the water.

I guess my mission in leaving is going to be a setback. If they don’t revive the light source, it will be awhile before he can unleash another specimen of some sort.

She stared at her hair tie.

Until then I will use this to mask my identity and hopefully I can save this planet from any misery.

She binds her braids together with her hair tie and her hair turned back to brown. The hair color they had first identified with when they found her. She braided the end of her lose hair and tied it off with a rubber band. Then she heard a knock at the door.

“Myka,” a female voice responded, “you still in there? I have something for you.”

Myka opened the door to find the pink bunny standing in front of her.

“Oh hello, Lexi,” she responded.

“Hey.”

She held up a bag.

“I brought you some clothes, I’m not sure if they are your style but I’m hoping they will do.”

“Oh, thank you, you didn’t have to do that.”

“Well its clothes I was thinking of giving up and your other clothes were thrashed in the waves, you need some dignity when you walk out of here.”

“Well considering I don’t have an identity, I guess I could use some dignity.”

Lexi handed the bag to her. “Please enjoy them then.”

“Thanks.”

She took the bag and went back into the bathroom. She untied her hospital gown and placed on a red one-shoulder shirt and black pants.

Well she’s right, its not really my style, but it will help keep my disguise undercover.

She walked back out to find Lexi waiting for her on the bed.

“How do I look?”

“Human. Do you feel human?”

“I do, actually. More human than I’ve felt in a long time.”

They shared smiles.

“Glad I can help.”

Then there was a knock at the door.

“Hey there,” Tech greeted them. “Wow, Myka,” he breathed, “I didn’t even recognize you. You look much better.”

“I guess I’m a different person without sand in my hair,” she chuckled.

“You sound better too, how’s your memory?”

“Not much coming back, I’m afraid.”

“Don’t worry, it will come back,” Tech said reassuring, “just give it some time.”

She just smiled. I’m just wondering how much time I really have…

“Come on, we really should get you out of here, somewhere where its safe.”

Tech grabbed her wrist and started pulling her out towards the door.

“Whoa! Hold it Coyote,” she came to a halt, “what’s the rush?”

“Yeah,” Lexi chimed in, “if she’s going to be here awhile she should at least get to know the city.”

“Well it will hard to do that if its in pieces,” he admitted. “Your creature friend could be on the lose again.”

“You released the light sphere?” Myka declared.

“We needed some DNA samples to identify it,” he explained, “but I tried to put it back in his jar and it decided to go the opposite way.”

“Of course, it did Tech, I was a little weak the other day, but I wasn’t delusional when I told Ace that if I released the sphere it would revive itself again.”

“And you know this how?” he challenged her.

“That’s not important right now, we have to go.”

“Myka, the bird is after you for some reason, we got to get you to where it’s safe.”

“Do you not recall that I was the one that tamed it, it reacted to me before and it will react to me again. I’m your only shot at this.”

Tech hesitated. “The bird is after you though, you’re basically live bait.”

“Good then maybe it could give me some answers, because I’m not walking aimlessly around this planet until my memories come back.”

Without waiting for another response, she headed out the door to the rotunda of the hospital. Then came back to the room.

“Do I have to drive to the crime scene myself?” she challenged them.

She walked back out leaving Tech and Lexi dumbfounded.

“She sure is persistent,” said Lexi.

They followed her out of the hospital.

“Ace,” Tech got him on the communicator, “do you have a location on the bird?”

“Yeah, he’s downtown, Rev has slowed him down a little bit, but we still need to contain it. Where’s Myka?”

“She’s with us, I don’t know how and I’m not sure she does either, but she thinks she can tame the bird again.”

“She sure she’s up for it? Last time she captured the thing she collapsed on us.”

Tech looked back over at her and saw the fierce determination in her blue eyes. “Yeah, she’s definitely up for it.”

He hung up with him and offered her his hand.

“Come on, the bird is downtown, we’ll get there faster on jet pack.”

She looked up at him blankly, thought for a moment with a side glance and then looked back over to him and nodded. She took his hand and he pulled her in close. Her arm was wrapped around his neck while his arm was wrapped around her waist. She hung onto him startled and then he fired up his jet pack and they were off, Lexi was closely behind them. They flew to downtown in silence.

Once they made it, Myka caught sight of the bird and Rev circling around it.

“Odd, why doesn’t he just teleport?” she thought.

They landed and Myka ran up to the creature.

“There’s no time to ask questions now, the longer it stays in this form the longer it will remain this type of monster.”

She turned back to the Loonatics.

“I need you’re guys help to weaken it,” she said, “I can perform some magic, but I need to make sure I have enough strength to tame it back into a light sphere again.”

The bird let out another screech before moving towards them.

“Hurry!”

She channeled in her power, bringing two elements together. “Fire and light burst!”

She aimed her powers at the bird, while the others attacked with laser vision, brain blasts, tar orbs, and tornadoes. They formed one big huge blow and brought the bird down. She outstretched her arm, closed her eyes, and focused her light energy on the bird.

“Healing light.”

Her light power surged through the bird, it let out one more screech before dispersing back into a light sphere again. It fell in between her hands and she let out a sigh of relief. Ace was ready this time with a jar. He held it in front of her and she let fall into the jar and he sealed it off.

“Now, we’ve learned not to set this thing free again,” she reprimanded them, “for all we knew this thing did get a little bit stronger and it could have been a lot harder to defeat.”

“Note to self,” Tech chimed in, “analyze weird species when species won’t attack back. Still doesn’t explain how you knew what to do.”

“I may have lost my memories, but I haven’t lost my sense of knowledge, and I probably just relied on instincts.”

“You’re intuition is very strong then, and if you have any knowledge of fighting anything like this thing, then it means you have faced it before. Your knowledge maybe the key to your memories.”

“Is that enough for you guys to let me go then?”

“Uh, no,” Ace responded this time, “you may have a good sense of knowledge and intuition, but it still doesn’t explain anything about you, about big bird here.”

She shrugged. “It was worth a shot.”

“Myka, I know you want to go home,” Tech came in again, “but you don’t seem to know where home is, and until you do, until we figure out the missing pieces, you’re our responsibility.”

Myka didn’t say anything, just sulked.

“Until then we have a place just for you,” said Ace.

Without giving her much of choice, he and Tech walked her to the Nark Hotel. Thanks to a major save awhile back, Ace had earned a free hotel room and decided it would be best to be used for Myka until small amount of her memories back. Not to mention he could keep an eye on her since her trust wasn’t earned by him yet.

Tech volunteered to be the first guard on watch, just in case she tried to pull anything. Ace was against it at first but decided it would be fine, since Tech was the first Loonatic that Myka met and has a little bit of trust for. Once it was all agreed, Tech and Myka walked up to the hotel room in silence.

“You don’t have to be so excited,” Tech tried to joke to lighten up the mood.

“You don’t have to walk me to my room,” Myka said bitterly, “much less be an overnight guard, that goes for all of you.”

“Hey, whatever that bird creature was, it is after you, meaning you were probably running from it when we found you or you could have been running away from someone who had control of that creature.”

She thought about that for a moment and then shook her head. “Even if that statistic is true— “

“It is.”

“I can still handle myself. Fauna gave me clearance, I can fight again.”

“You still need to rejuvenate. She mentioned that the more you heal, the easier it could be for you to regain some memories.”

“See you guys keep saying that, but I know what Ace is planning. And you’re halfway a part of it.”

“Oh, so you think you know everything? Very well enlighten me.”

“Ace just wants to keep an eye on me to make sure I’m not a threat even with amnesia, you are slightly on the fence as well, but something is pulling you back, something that I can’t quite place my finger on.”

They each came to a halt in the center of the hall. They stared at one another. Myka glaring at him as if she was his little sister and she was being disciplined by her over protective brother. At least that’s what his mind set told her, however his eyes said something different.

“Look…you may be on the right track,” he finally spoke, “but regardless of what you think your strength is, something or someone can be after you, and even if they’re not, you don’t remember any details, not to mention, no family history. I know you want to go home, but we can’t help you get home unless you remember something, and we won’t let you go home in the condition that you’re in.”

“So, what do I really mean to you then?” she challenged him, “Some poor woman who needs protection?”

“We found you,” he stressed to her, “you are our responsibility, whether you trust us or not, and whether you like it or not.”

She scoffed. “Yeah, except I don’t need protecting.”

“Myka— “

She stomped down to the mid-length of the hall and came to room 24D. She tried sliding the door open, but it kept denying her. She placed her hand in the scanner, it would blink red, and keep locking itself.

“Denied,” a robotic voice kept repeating, “must have hotel…denied must have hotel key…denied, denied, den— “

Tech came around her and placed the key on the scanner. The door swished open.

She quickly turned to him confused yet annoyed.

Tech cleared his throat. “It helps to storm into a tantrum and ditched the guy that is supposedly antagonizing you when he doesn’t mean to, with the simple step of using a key card, especially if you’re stomping into a hotel room.”

She took a moment to realize that she was so mad that she didn’t even think of swiping the key card from him. Taking the chance, she snatched the key card out of his hand, gave him a disgusted look and stormed into the room. She pushed the button on the side and closed the door right after giving him a death glare.

Once each other was out of one another sight, their gazes softened. They pressed their backs against the door and slid down to the floor, while letting out an exasperating sigh.

“Tech,” Myka finally broke the silence, “I’m sorry I’m being difficult, I’m not trying to be, and I may not remember anything, but I feel like, I’ve always been alone for a long time now. I really don’t like that feeling. Being scared and alone. But I think being alone is what’s best for me. I mean if that’s really the case maybe I was alone this entire time, I must learn to be on my own again, for me to move on from this and try to remember why I became a loner. If I wasn’t one already.”

Tech thought about what she said. “Well maybe being alone isn’t so bad for a while but maybe, amnesia or not, you also got to let people in.”

Myka listened curiously.

“Look, maybe we’ve gone about this the wrong way. Instead of being your body guards, maybe you just need a few friends. And friends protect each other no matter what kind of danger.”

“Only if they trust each other though.”

“You don’t trust us?”

“Not yet. You don’t trust me though either.”

“Not yet. Your powers have regenerated though, and you haven’t tried to attack us in any way, plus, you saved us…twice. So, I don’t think you’re bad.”

“You don’t know that for sure though.”

“Neither do you,” he pointed out, “listen, since you don’t have your memories right now, you still have your principles maybe you can still relearn about yourself and be influenced by the new people in your life. You can start brand new Myka.”

She didn’t respond right away. Thoughts whirled in her head like tornadoes but somehow that moment Tech put in her head made her at ease. “I like that idea. I think I want that idea. I think I could really use some friends, but what if I’m not who I’m meant to be, Tech, what if I hurt you and the others?”

“I wouldn’t worry too much about that now, if that ever were to happen, we will deal with it when the time comes.”

“I’m scared.” Her voiced cracked a little. She put her hand around her mouth to keep her from breaking down in tears.

Tech stayed quiet for a moment and then pulled himself up and then faced the door. “Could you open the door please? There’s someone I need to introduce to you.”

Myka turned confused and opened the door only to find Tech in the hallway.

“Hi, my name is Tech,” he extended his hand to her, “we may not know each other very well and it will take some time, but I was wondering as we do get to know each other, can we try being friends?”

Myka hesitated for a minute but then slipped her hand into his. “My name is Myka, and I would like that very much.”

They held hands for a while and shared smiles.

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Loonatics Unleashed

Hello online word, welcome to the first post on Visionaries. My name is Allie and I’m restarting this blog with a renewal of my lasts few posts, Loonatics Unleashed. For those of you that don’t know this show, its the Looney Tune characters in futuristic time that come together as a band of super heroes, called the Loonatics. There is the leader Ace Bunny (Bugs Bunny), Lexi Bunny (Lola Bunny), Tech E. Coyote (Wile E. Coyote), Slam Tasmanian (Taz Tasmanian), Rev Runner, (Road Runner), and Danger Duck, (Daffy Duck). They are they all in relation to the original characters, at least that’s the main theory. In the show they live in the year 2772, and work under their boss, Zadavia. A meteor strikes the earth and releases a strange radiation on the planet Acmetropolis, giving the Loonatics and villains strong powers.

Two seasons aired for this show, and its definitely a show that should have continued you on. So, I’m here to continue on the series with my own fan fiction. More stories will come eventually, but for now I’m taking a shot with my new and improve segments of Loonatics Unleashed.

Here is the theme song of the first season, to give you some insight on the show.

 

And for your viewing pleasure, here is the second season theme song:

 

If you want to learn more about the Loonatics, you can find clips on YouTube, if you’re interested in watching the whole episodes, then they are available on Google Play and YouTube for a small fee.

The fan fiction will start in the year 2774 and there will be new characters Fauna and Myka and the new villain that will be coming in eventually, that will be introduced are claimed as my own. I however, do not claim the show itself or the main character or villains. This is my first post once again, I’m opened to suggestions in making the blog better or ideas for the stories and I will keep them in mind.

Alright there is an introduction for you. Happy reading!

Season 3, Episode 1

The sun lit up the gloomy purple skies of Acmetropolis, no clouds were seen. It was warm and comfortable. The breeze was soft and carried the scent of ocean air and BBQ. The sound of the waves was full of ease. As if the universe was at peace and it would stay at peace for this moment in time.

The gray and blonde furred bunnies; Ace and Lexi lied on their beach towels, squishing the soft sand in between their toes. They let the warm sun hit their backs as they rested their heads on their arms. The black feathered duck, Danger Duck to be exact, wasn’t too far from them, using his high-tech metal detector to search for hidden treasure on the shore line.

“Ah,” Ace released a relaxed sigh.

He turned his head to face Lexi.

“This is just what the doctor ordered.”

“Yeah,” Lexi agreed, “prevention of war on a planet plus banishment of an evil guy equals one complete universal saving and one calming relaxing day off.”

“You said it,” Ace agreed.

“And when I find that hidden treasure we are going to be rich,” Duck cheered.

The loud beeping made Ace and Lexi lift their heads to face Duck. His metal detector lit up as it hovered over the sand. Slam walked up to him carrying a big pile of food he could devour, and he watched Duck curiously.

“Ooh,” Duck squealed excitedly.

He whipped out his shovel and started digging, only making small scoops and tossing them to the side. As he shifted the sand something dimly shiny caught his eye. He sifted the pile of sand through his fingers until he felt something soft ridged and pulled out a common bottle cap.

“People are so wasteful,” he commented slightly annoyed.

He tossed the bottle cap in a small pile that he had already started.

“Yeah, we’ll be rich in bottle caps,” Lexi smarted back.

Slam, the dark brown Tasmanian grumbled something in his own distinct language and handed him an unopened soda can.

“Yeah Slam’s right, if you save enough of those bottle caps, you can upgrade to recycled soda cans,” Ace said sarcastically.

He turned to Lexi and they both laughed.

“Ha, ha, very funny,” Duck said flatly, “just for that remark, when I do become rich, you guys aren’t getting free smoothies.”

He turned around and pouted.

Lexi and Ace stared at each other blankly. Slam gave the same look to Duck. Then a familiar howl brought their attention to the open water, where Rev, the red and blue feather roadrunner and light brown fur coyote, Tech, were surfing the waves.

 

Tech cheered with praise. “My Techno Surfboard 3000 works perfectly.”

As the wave died down, he let it carry his surfboard towards the midline and continued to coast. It wasn’t long when a beeping sound alerted him that another wave was approaching. He took a glance back and saw the wave starting to form. He used his strong arms to paddle, building up his speed until the wave caught up with him. He placed his hands flat on the board and hoisted himself up onto his feet. His weight shifted as he leaned his board to stay at the base of the wave. Then as the wave curled above him he directed his board to stay within the tube. For a minute it was only him in between two gulfs of water. Another beeping sound suggested that he should dive into the water before the wave dived into him. He took that as an advantage. He fell to his knees and grabbed hold of the end of his board, taking a deep breath; he let the rest of his body collapse onto his board. The strength was strong enough to force his board under water. He followed the current and let it bring him up to the top of the wave. He pulled himself up to his feet and let out another howl of victory. As the waved died down he fell onto his knees and then rested his feet in the water.

“Way-to-go-Tech,” Rev came up from behind him on his water skis.

He pulled up to a stop and held on to the safety cord.

“I-didn’t-think-it-was-possible-for-you-to-surf-but-you-so-rocked-that-wave,” he said in his super speed voice.

“What can I say, I have natural talents,” Tech boasted.

“Yeah-but-I-don’t-think-natural-talents-include-a-self-taught-surfboard?” Rev challenged him.

“Hey, the surfboard just tells me when a wave is about to hit, the rest of it is all me.”

“Uh-huh-with-little-help-alerts-speed-adjustments-and-foot-placements,” he said unconvinced.

“Well let’s test that theory,” Tech 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. Then Tech turned off his surfboard completely to make it a fair race. When they caught sight of the next wave, Rev gave his safety cord a tug and told the boat driver to start moving again. Tech followed close next to him.

He watched Rev for a second. He already had an advantage over him since he had enough speed to capture the wave. Keeping that in mind he started paddling strong strokes towards the wave. The stronger they were the easier it was to build up his speed. Once he caught the wave, he hopped on his board and began to cruise. Rev came up next to him. They were neck and neck. Rev leaped up into the air and did a couple of flips, landing perfectly on top of the wave. Tech did the same, trying to top Rev’s moves. He kept it basic, but he had one trick up his sleeve that he was sure not even Rev could do. He caught sight of the shoreline and a wave of determination flooded over him.

“See you at the shore,” Tech teased.

“Not-if-I-see-you-there-first,” Rev declared.

He sped away.

“Oh, you’ll see me first alright, and you’ll see me with style.”

Tech balanced his board on top of the wave. He leaped into the air, keeping his feet firmly placed on his board. He gathered enough air to where he formed a perfect spiral. When he felt the force of gravity bring him down as he brought his body to his board. As he braced himself for the plunge, 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 quickly pulled himself up to his feet, but realized it was too late to pull up the rest of 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 set himself free. When he realized that this figure was a person, a girl to be exact, he swam back down to her and grabbed her just before she could sink into the depths. He took her arm and pulled her up to where she was at eye length, then grabbed both of her arms and wrapped them around his neck, letting her body rest on his back. He kicked his legs into high gear and swam back 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. He held on tight to her until the wave tossed them head first into the wet and dry sand. At first, Tech laid there for a moment to recover from the blunt crash. Then he pulled his head out of the sand and began up of sand and water.

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 let out a few harder coughs. “I don’t know,” he finally responded with a raspy voice. “But help me get her up.”

Rev gently pulled her off Tech’s back and laid her on her on the warm wet sand. Then he helped Tech up. Still a little dazed from the thrust he managed to dust some sand off him and knocked a chunk of it out of his long ears. When he managed to recover a bit, he stared at the girl curiously with Rev.

“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 crash into buried treasure somewhere in the sand?” Duck asked hopefully.

“More like we just 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 brought himself back up, placed his fist on his left shoulder and channeled in his powers. His power’s energy spiraled around him and changed his fur green, and then transforming his swim suit into a black jumpsuit with a green belt and a green upside-down triangle on his chest. 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 knew he was right. Without another word, he activated his jetpack and headed toward Acmetropolis hospital.

*

When Tech had gotten the girl to the emergency room, he walked up to the nurse receptionist desk and they stared at him slightly startled at the girl’s appearance.

“Please,” he announced, “she needs help.”

“Tech.”

The familiar voice had him gaze ahead to see another coyote with smooth light brown fur in a lab coat and light green eyes like Tech’s.

“Hey Fauna,” he greeted his sister.

“What happened?” she stared at the girl with concern.

“It’s a long story, but she washed up on the shore, she needs help.”

She looked at the girl and took pity on her like he had done.

“I see.”

She looked up at him and nodded, then turned to the other nurses.

“Let’s get a gurney over here now.”

Two nurses pulled over a gurney that was resting on the side of the wall and wheeled it over to Fauna and Tech. Once it was in place, Tech gently placed her down and the nurses took her over to a room.

“Don’t worry,” Fauna reassured him, “We’ll take good care of her.”

They shared smiles and Fauna made her way to the girl, leaving Tech in the waiting room.

 

It seemed like hours later when Tech felt her light hand touch his shoulder and handed him a coffee.

“Hey,” she said softly.

“How is she?”

He took the cup of coffee from her and she sat down next to him.

“She’s in a coma now but she’s stabilize with fluids,” she explained, “she has a lot of injuries, including a strong blow to the head, no fractures though.”

“Is she going to be okay?”

“She’ll be in a coma until she gets stronger, but we think she will make a full recovery.”

Tech nodded that he understood.

“It’s a good thing you found her when you did, I think any longer she wouldn’t have made it, it’s amazing she still has a heartbeat. Did you find any identification on her?”

“No,” he admitted, “she just kind of…appeared.”

“Appeared?” she asked unconvinced.

He nodded.

“Well, I’ll check things out in the database but until she wakes up, she’s a Jane Doe.”

“The Loonatics and I will do some searching around too,” he said, “she’s bound to be missed somewhere.”

“Even so…” her voice trailed off in thought.

“What is it, Fauna?”

“It’s just…you said you found her washed up on the beach, right?”

“In a matter of speaking, yes.”

“She has injuries that don’t pertain to her being in the water, in fact, they look as if they happened before being tossed around in the ocean.”

“Someone deliberately hurt her or…”

Fauna caught on by what he meant, and she clarified, “Oh no, these attacks were definitely done by someone else.”

“Which means she could have been running from someone.”

“Which means she could have an enemy running around somewhere.”

“Right. Listen, get security by her room just in case, I’ll get the gang to start searching. Let us know if you find anything or if her condition changes.”

“Yes, of course.”

They got up from their seats and he reached in for a hug from her.

“Thanks Fauna.”

He released her and headed back for the Loonatics Head Quarters.

**

For three days, Tech visited the mystery patient in the hospital and her status was encouragingly changing. Fauna said that since she is healing properly, she should be waking up from her coma any day now. Tech watched over her until he had to head back to HQ. As far as finding any identity on her, he must have searched through every data base he could think and still couldn’t find anything. Luckily, if she had an enemy he hadn’t made his appearance yet, even though they kept twenty-four-hour security at her door. If she had hopes of making a strong recovery, Tech had to have hope that he could give this girl an identity, since there was a possibility that she will think she won’t have one.

On the third day, Tech sat in a chair in her room, scrolling through unlimited missing and wanted reports on his hologram screen, when he her make a soft noise. He looked up and saw that she was finally beginning to stir. Her eyes flinched a little as she slowly opened them. She stared at the ceiling halfway in a daze and confused.

She let out a shaky breath and slowly moved her head to her right where she saw the heart monitor and the IV drip. Registering that she was hooked up, she carried over her gaze to her arm that was hooked up to the plastic cord where the clear liquid traveled. She raised her arm up a bit and then put it back down. She began to gaze in the distance until Tech had caught her eye. Her eyes slightly jumped with surprise as she casted a look on him for the first time.

“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 remained skeptical as her voice became stronger. “Where am I?”

“You’re at the Acmetropolis Hospital,” he explained.

He suddenly became nervous and rubbed the back of his head.

“You…uh…you kind of threw yourself into the beach.”

She thought about his answer. Her eyes continuously blinked and shifted like haywire jumping beans. Tech figured 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, I brought you here.”

She looked at him blankly.

“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?”

“Yes, I suppose so,” she said tiredly.

She rubbed her hands over her eyes.

Tech picked up that she had a distinct accent. One that may be of the higher standards like of a royalty status. As much as he wanted to ask her more about it, he realized that she had been through something but maybe now wasn’t the time to try to remember that. Instead, he decided to ask her some basic questions.

“Why don’t we start off with your name?”

She thought for a moment and spoke slightly unsure. “Myka…my name is Myka.”

“That’s a pretty name, how about the year?”

“2774.”

“Good, well it doesn’t seem like you have any brain damage but then again, I’m not a doctor.”

“But I am.”

He gasped in surprise as he looked over to see Fauna scolding him.

“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 E. 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 identification on you, we couldn’t contact any family or friends, so he’s also been visiting you while you were in a coma.”

“How long have I been knocked out?”

“Three days 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.

He recognized her warning stare and tone.

Then turned back to Myka.

“Let’s get you better first.”

“Yeah, right,” he agreed.

He got up from his chair.

“Uh…listen, I understand if everything is a little fuzzy right now, but as a reliable hero, it’s my responsibility to make sure you’re home safe and sound. So, if it’s okay with you, can I come back with my team to help you out?”

Myka hesitated. “…Sure…”

He gave her a curt nod.

Fauna gently touched his shoulder and guided him to the door.

“Let me walk him out,” Fauna said to Myka, “and then I promise I will get you updated on everything.”

Without waiting for a response, Fauna coaxed him out of the room and into the hall. When she knew they were out of ear shot, she gave him a slap on the arm.

“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 very 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 care about her just like I care about any other citizen,” he protested.

Fauna glared at him with the suspicion that he wasn’t admitting everything that was on his mind. “Are you sure about that?”

“I don’t know.”

Fauna continued to stare at him.

Tech gave in. “At first it started off as helping a citizen and then we couldn’t find any friends or family, I guess it kind of brought back memories for you and me when we first came to Acmetropolis. We know what it is like to be alone.”

Fauna knew he was right, yet she had feeling that there might be something more.

Suddenly her pager and his communicator went off.

“Hello?” she replied.

“Hey Ace, guess what, our mysterious beach girl just woke up.”

“Yes. Really?”

“A creature attacking the city? Alright, I’m on my way.”

“Alright then, thank you for letting me know.”

They both hung up and turned back to one another.

“We got a situation downtown,” he said, “some mutant bird is attacking the city. What was your call about?” Tech asked.

“That was the lab,” she said, “I think we actually found a clue.”

“A clue?” he inquired.

“The lab found highly concentrated abnormal cells in Myka’s blood, its SPB+.”

“Right, and in techno geek speak that means?”

“It means she has super powers.”

“She’s a super hero?”

Fauna grew defensive as he got excited.

“I didn’t say that,” she said firmly, “she has abilities like you and the others, but stronger.”

“And she gave me a name, plus she has an accent, maybe I can work with that,” he began to leave.

“Wait Tech- “she pulled him back, “I understand why you’re helping her and 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.

***

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 feather, or your 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.

“Ace look,” Lexi called from above, she pointed towards the horizon. “It looks like he’s heading towards the hospital.”

“Okay, Tech, you, Lexi and Rev take the skies. The rest of us will try to cut him off on land. Time to go bird hunting, let’s jet.”

 

Myka sat up in her bed eating her hospital food. A small salad and some chicken broth.

Dr. Coyote said that it had been 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. Even if the lettuce was a little dry and the chicken broth tasted like bland hot tap water, she savored every bit that landed on her taste buds. As 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, her lunch dishes began to tremble along with her bed and the rest of the room. She quickly grasped them, so they wouldn’t fall and then she gazed worriedly at her walls. A screech brought her attention to the window. She saw an odd looking mythical bird that was all too familiar to her. Even though in certain parts of the galaxy, this type of bird is usually peaceful, but Myka knew why it veered off as angry and dangerous.

“Oh no…”

The bird let out a loud sonic screech. Myka immediately covered her ears and cowered in her bed. She braced herself as the window glass shattered and the bird charged on in. Before he could attack her, a green light and a piece of metal surrounded his wings, making him unable to move. She turned back to the window and saw the coyote struggling to hold his grip as the bird continued to fight back.

“Hold still, would you?” he declared.

She slid out of her bed and ducked below the side of it. Dr. Coyote came running in and caught the bird’s attention.

She gasped. “Dr. Coyote look out.”

Myka leaped in front of her and unleashed a small amount of her power as a shield. It stunned the bird for a second but came rushing at them once again. Myka placed her hands out in front of her, hoping another shield would appear, but she knew her body was still weak from being tossed around in the ocean. She thought she and Dr. Coyote were done for when she realized that they weren’t being attacked. She looked up and saw the coyote standing in front of them with a shield of his own.

“Tech,” Dr. Coyote cried.

“You guys get back, now.”

Myka hesitated for a second but Dr. Coyote grabbed her arm and guided her to the side of the bed. They ducked down and watched Tech hold off the bird. The others joined in with him and began attacking it. They were strong, but the bird was stronger. He broke apart the metal bar that was holding him and opened his wide wings. Tech was about to take charge when his wing slapped him across the room and landed in front of Myka and Dr. Coyote.

“Tech,” Dr. Coyote cried again.

The bird heard Dr. Coyote and caught sight of Myka. Thinking he would come charging after her and Tech, she pulled herself over Tech’s body. She shut her eyes tight and held on. Fear and anxiety coursing through her, channeling into some sort of power that would help them. As she looked up the bird was coming in close to them, she turned away.

“No!” she cried.

Then a strange amount of power flooded through her and created a shield that blocked the bird from getting to them. She pulled away startled at first, then she looked at her hand and saw a green glow surrounding her blue glow.

“His energy is compatible with mine,” she realized.

She looked back at the bird as it led out another screech. Quickly, she turned back to the coyote.

“Please, you’ve helped me once, help me one more time.”

She placed both her hands on his chest and let his power consume with her own. She kept one hand on his chest and raised the other one up in the air and created another shield just before the bird could strike another attack. She forced the bird back to the opposite side of the room. The power carried her through the room and she came face to face with the bird. They stared at each other intensely for a moment and then she channeled a power she didn’t know she had. A power that surrounded the bird with unbelievable strength. As the bird let out a final screech it glowed white, it looked as if it exploded and shrunk to a tiny glow sphere that Myka could clasped into her hands. She let out a deep breath and lightly landed back on the ground. The extra power she had dispersed back to Tech. As she held onto the sphere of the mythical bird, she stood there in a daze for a moment until a yellow bunny caught the corner of her eye. She stared at him frightened for a second but then saw in his eyes that he meant her no harm. She gazed back at her hands holding the sphere captive and then back at him.

“Please,” she managed to say, “if I release him, he will be free again.”

He didn’t say anything. As he looked at her with curiosity and amazement, he pulled out a small tube and pushed a button to make it a wider cylinder. He held it out to her. She placed her cupped hands over the container and let the sphere fall inside. Instantly, the container sealed itself. With the bird monster finally captured, he took the container and placed it in his backpack. She released a deep, tired, sigh of relief.

“Who are you?” the bunny asked.

She looked up at him with tired eyes, her voice seemed soft as she spoke. “I really don’t know.”

Her eyes closed as she collapsed into his arms.