T-bone pulled back on the throttle as the TurboKat came to a stop and was lifted up into the hanger. After the jet was lifted, T-bone and Razor jumped down and walked over to their lockers. After Razor took off his helmet he tossed the cable onto a table in the corner of the room.
“I’d be more careful with that if I were you,” a voice came from behind them.
Chance and Jake wheeled around, glovatrixes armed, to find the deputy mayor standing over by the ladder. She had a smirk on her face. “So, the two sleazeball mechanics who can’t even fix my car are the Swat Kats,” she said, walking slowly down the steps. As she walked over to them, she put herself close to Chance. “Such a shame, such a strong Kat to be put to work in a garbage dump,” she said, giving Chance a seductive look.
Chance returned her seductive look with a frigid stare. He turned around and continued to change out of his G-suit, completely ignoring Callie’s presence. Her eyes widened in anger as he ignored her offer. She scowled at him, “You were always nothing but a waste of time,” she said bitterly to him as he was putting on his work shirt. She walked away in disgust.
Jake, standing confused at the display that just took place, turned to Callie as she walked away from Chance. “What are you doing here?” the frustration apparent in his voice.
Callie turned back and faced Jake, “I was called here.”
“Called?” Jake said. He looked at her in suspicion, then, suddenly coming to the realization, he was cut of by a deep voice from the shadows.
“That’s right, Swat Kat, my informant is the deputy mayor herself,” Dark Kat said, emerging from the shadows, followed by his creeplings.
All eyes went over to Dark Kat as he walked over to the table and picked up the conductor cable. “Ahh yes, the first step in the destruction of MegaKat City,” he said as he smiled, looking over the cable.
Chance walked over to Dark Kat, “Okay, so we got you what you wanted, what happens next?”
“Next, we build up my laboratory in your hanger. It will be much easier to work together if we both work out of one location. From here I can build my bomb… And, work closely on the upgrades to your jet,” Dark Kat explained.
“So, why is she here?” Chance said, pointing to the deputy mayor.
“To lead me to you… She’s also here to become acquainted with you two, for it’s the four of us who are going to destroy the Enforcers and rule over MegaKat City,” Dark Kat said, waving Callie to come over. She walked over and wrapped her arms around him. He placed his free arm around her shoulder. “You see, she’s an invaluable asset to our success.”
Callie glanced sharply at Chance as Dark Kat held her to his side. Chance looked over at Callie, then back to Dark Kat. “Alright, but we’re going to need those upgrades before we go out again. Feral’s gonna want us even more now that we killed his niece.”
“You killed lieutenant Feral?” Callie asked.
“Nobody could have survived that explosion,” Jake answered, smiling as he stood next to Chance.
“We’re going to need more of those Megatons, Dark Kat,” T-bone said.
“In time, all in time. I promise, soon we’ll have the power to destroy the justice machine and bring Feral to his knees,” Dark Kat replied.
“And, in his grave,” Chance added.
“I have to go back to my volcano lair to bring over the necessary equipment to start construction. I will meet you back here in a five hours,“ Dark Kat said, letting go of Callie.
“I’m not losing any sleep,” Jake growled as he walked over to the table and picked up a small rectangular-shaped pad. “Use this key to get in,” he said, handing the key to Dark Kat. “And, don’t wake me up.”
“Very well,” Dark Kat agreed as he took the key and headed back in the shadows and disappeared out of the hanger.
Callie looked over at Chance as Dark Kat left. He let out a angry breath and walked over to the ladder. He climbed up it without looking back. Jake followed and soon Callie was alone in the messy hanger, standing as the single lit light bulb dangled from the ceiling.
*Thus, some years later the episode “Dark Side of the Swat Kats” is the second part of this story.
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(Sage has given me this idea, thank you Sage.)
Song dedicated to story: “Dammit, I changed again” by The Offspring.
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