Author’s note: Sentinels are almost the same things as the police or the Enforcers.
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“Ooh crap, what do you want?”
“I’m sorry to bother you, princess, but don’t your lessons start at 8 o’clock?”
“Oh, double crap – go to the limo, Nicatalous. I’m on my way!!”
“Could you PLEASE stop calling me that? – it’s getting rather annoying after knowing you for 4 years.”
“Yes, PRINCESS,” he said going to the limo.
The princess put on her makeup and her regular clothes in a few secs and rushed down a corridor, a stair and through a big hall and into an old dining room to grab a quick breakfast. When she entered, she saw one of her older brothers having a late breakfast.
“Hi, Kit (Kristopher)!!”
“Hi, Harm, how are you and the others doing? Late again, uh. When we were your age, we had a private teacher. We were never late.”
“I don’t want a private teacher. It’s that darn alarm clock – it doesn’t work. And, we are doing fine – why do you ask?”
“Well, Justin called me this morning to say that WE ARE GOING ON A TOUR with the band this summer!!”
“What did you say????” She almost fainted.
“We are going on a tour through this Island and the continent.”
With disbelief in her face she said, “Well, what are we going to tell our parents? They don’t know we have a band, you know. And, how did Justin fix this tour? What about the city and Lee Katain’s pupils?”
“The city can live without Ice & Flame for four months – the sentinels will take care of the villains for that little time. Ice & Flame need a vacation. Lee also needs a vacation. Let Aaura and Angus take care of his responsibilities.”
“Have you told the rest?”
“Only Cory. Can you tell Goldie and Vickie?”
“Sure, I have to run – Nick is waiting in the limo!”
Chapter 1: Sabotage?
4 months later
A ship entered the Megakat harbor. On the deck, two 21 year old she-kats were talking. One of them had long, brown hair and steel blue eyes. The other one had long, golden yellow hair and soft green eyes.
The she-kat with golden hair said, “Aaaah, four weeks vacation left and we are going to spend them here in Megakat City. That’s luck. I told dad that I would look for his old school pal when we got here.”
“It’s not all vacation. We have two gigs, you know. And, how are you going to find him? We don’t know anybody here to ask.”
“Yeah, but I know his name and I remember where he lived. I lived her when I was little, you know.”
“I don’t think he lives in the same house that he lived in 14 years ago.”
Two kats – a tall and muscular grey kat and a tall kat with brown fur and black hair – walked towards them.
“Hey, girls, the ship is docking – let’s go to the vans.”
“Okey-dokey,” his sister said, and they walked to the vans.
The four met three other kats by the vans – a short Siamese kat, a she-kat with yellow, pink, and blue hair; and a kat with black and brown hair. The kats spoke a few words and the four kats jumped in one van and the trio jumped in a similar black, silver, gold and white van next to the other.
“Driving this van is like driving a refrigerator compared to Vortex,” said the she-kat with brown hair, known as Harm, when she drove one of the two vans to their hotel.
“Yeah, I know. I miss them too. It’s been almost two months since we left. I hope the sentinels mange without Ice & Flame.” said Goldie.
“They will, and I got a surprise for you two tomorrow,” said Harm’s big brother Cory.
“I don’t like surprises – you know that. Please tell us.”
“Ok, because you begged. When you were packing, me and Kit packed down some of your equipment and Vortex and Blaze in a packing-case and left it at the post office with the orders to deliver it to our hotel in Megakat city. We knew that you would be bored on a vacation.”
“And, who gave you permission to do that and why did you think that we would be bored?” said Goldie with a big smile.
“Blaze told us (begged us to send them) and Vortex gave us permission,” said Cory and winked.
“Hmm, guys,” said Harm, but nobody took any notice. The traffic lights went red but Harm didn’t stop.
“The lights were…..”
“Yeah, I know but the brakes aren’t working.”
“WHAT!!?” said Goldie, Cory, and Nicatalous in unison.
“The brakes are dead,” said Harm again.
“Well, if you are going to crash, there’s a salvage yard – a perfect place.” said Cory joking.
“Well, I need to get the oil changed anyway. But, I probably can do it better myself. While we are here, we might as well drive in,” said Harm with a grin and drove through the entrance. She put the gearshift in park mode and the wheels locked, leaving two black marks on the ground. The van stopped an inch from a garbage truck. The four kats jumped out of the van and saw four other kats.
Two of them looked like mechanics and the other two looked like garbage collectors. The smallest of the garbage collectors said, “Hey, girl, did you get your driving license from a box of cereal?”
Harm walked up to him and pulled his cap over his eyes with a grin on her face and said, “Well, isn’t it Dumb and Dumber.” She felt like kicking him in the stomach, but she didn’t. She walked up to one of the mechanics. They were carrying away garbage that the garbage collectors had left in front of their door. She gave the key to the van to one of them.
“Here,…Jake, the brakes and the gearbox need fixing and she needs an oil change.” She put her hand in her pocket and toke out a very tiny cellular phone “Heya, it’s me – the brakes on the van are broken. Can you come and pick us up at..?”
She looked up at Jake and he answered, “Jake & Chance’s Repair & Salvage.”
“At Jake & Chance’s Repair & Salvage…. No…I don’t got any tools… According to Cory, I will get them tomorrow……….Ok, see ya.” She put the phone back in her pocket and said to Goldie and Cory, “Looks like we are going to stay here for about 2 hours. Where is Nick?”
“He’s in the van.”
At the same time, two eyes were watching every move Harm made.
‘Darn, the plan didn’t work. Look how she’s flirting with that little scrawny kat. She makes me feel so… mad, but not at her. Never at her, my sweet princess. Well..,’ his mouth got an evil grin. ‘Well, I just have to come up with a better plan.’
To be Continued….. Next chapter: Betrayed
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