In the moonlight, Jake slept in a feverish slumber. For the past twenty-four hours he had not been keeping his mind focused on anything.
Running down a long hallway with seemingly no end, running from the ones – the ones who had used him for their own evil twisted plot.
“Got to get away, keep away, I don’t want to help you. NEVER AGAIN.”
He woke up in a cold sweat, panting heavily. Jake slowly got up and changed into his mechanic overalls to walk downstairs. “I guess I won’t get anymore sleep tonight. Might as well finish the modifications to the Turbokat before Chance wakes up. I just hope these nightmares are not visions of the future, or my past.”
As the sun rises over the horizon, Megakat City is at its most beautiful point until sunset; words cannot describe how the city is illuminated by the sun’s rays.
“Almost got it… yes, the new megabeam laser is operational. Just got to test it out.” A still tired Jake stood back and admired his early morning work. “Better get breakfast ready before Chance gets wind that there is something wrong and asks questions that I would rather not answer,” thought Jake.
In an abandoned lab that has seen more then its fair share of evil plots, a shadowy figure searches the old database of the labs, a database that has gone untouched for twenty years.
“Finally, the information I was searching for. Now, that genetic experiment can finally be completed. Now to find the Omega Kitten, and Megakat City will have a new master!”
“Morning, Jake!” the large tabby shouted.
“Not so loud, Chance,” the small caramel Kat snapped back.
“Ok… Jeez, what’s yanking your tail this morning, buddy?”
“Sorry, Chance. I guess I was working too hard this morning getting the new megabeam laser online.”
“Let me guess – you didn’t sleep much last night? Buddy, you really need to relax more.”
“Maybe you’re right. What time is it by the way?”
“9:00, why do you want to know?”
“No reason… Better start on those cars.” Jake hurried off into the garage without waiting for his partner’s response.
“I know there’s something wrong, Jake, but why don’t you tell me?” Chance asked to nobody but himself.
“Yes, this is where we started it and where it will end,… or will begin again.”
“Still up to your old tricks, Mike?”
“I’ve told you before, Dream Weaver, it’s not Mike it’s The Shadow.”
A light coloured she-kat stepped out from the darkness. “Ok, I get the point. You found any leads to the whereabouts of that brat that got away twenty years ago? The master will not be pleased about this… If he hadn’t escaped, we would be ruling the city right now.”
“I know, I was surprised he figured out our motive for bringing him into existence in the first place.”
“He will not escape a second time.”
“Yes, he will not escape. YOU CAN RUN, OMEGA, BUT THE MINUTE YOU USE YOUR POWER IN A BIG WAY WE WILL FIND YOU!!!”
“What was that for?”
“The baddies in the movies always say that.”
“Hey Jake, why don’t we test out that new weapon of yours?”
“That’s a great idea…”
But, before Jake could say more, the klaxon sounded.
“Looks like you get to test it out anyway. Yes, Miss Briggs.”
“T-Bone, Dark Kat has a bomb! He says it will explode unless he gets the city.”
“We’re on our way.”
Seconds later, Jake and Chance were T-Bone and Razor.
“Let’s rock and roll, buddy.”
Minutes later, the duo were flying over another lab, where the bomb was said to be.
“Man, this place is huge. I guess the bomb is in the centre,” stated T-Bone.
“I’ve got a lock on the bomb, just a case of getting to it.”
“Let’s get to it.”
Inside, was a maze of passageways and corridors that finally lead to the bomb.
“Think you can disarm it, Razor?”
“I think so…. Uh-oh!”
“I don’t like the sound of that uh-oh. What’s wrong?” a worried T-Bone asked.
“I can only change the explosion to an implosion. Dark Kat has rigged it so that, if I disarm it, it will take out Megakat City!”
“Then, do it! At least it won’t take out the city.”
“Ok… There. We have five minutes to get out. Fancy a run, T-Bone?”
“What are we waiting for?! Let’s move it!”
After running through a couple of passages, Razor heard a quiet yell for help.
“T-Bone, keep going – I’ll catch up.”
“What?! We have to leave now!” T-Bone shouted.
“Just do it! I promise I’ll get out. Now go.”
“Ok, radio contact at all times.”
“Radio contact at all times.”
After splitting up, Razor headed for what were now clearly the screams of terror of a kitten. After kicking a door open, Razor saw the kitten, probably only five years old.
“Its ok, I’m here to get you out of here.”
“Razor, please don’t let that bad man take me away again.”
“It’s ok, but we had better leave now,” Razor told the kitten in a calm voice.
Bending down and picking up the kitten, Razor broke into a run, knowing he only had seconds left before the building would collapse.
T-Bone had a worried expression; the enforcers had arrived but were staying outside the building, ready to take in Dark Kat when he escaped.
“Come on, Razor – what’s taking so long?”
“Come on come on – where’s the exit,” Razor asked himself as he ran down another corridor. The building had started to go up in flames. If he didn’t hurry, he and the kitten would go with it.
The building was in its last phase of the bomb blast. T-Bone was worried for his partner. The communicator was all static. He had lost communication with his best friend and partner.
“I shouldn’t have let him go alone – it’s all my fault.”
“Razor, you can get us outer here – I believe in you.”
“There is nothing I can doooooooo…”
The building collapsed and went up in flames.
“Razor, you had to make it out, you just had to.”
T-Bone was close to tears. That was until a blue light came out from inside the fire. It rose out of the flames and landed not to0 far away from the Turbokat.
T-Bone just stood there as the light melted to form Razor just lying there with the kitten in hand.
“Razor! Razor can you hear me? Come on, buddy, wake up, wake up!” cried T-Bone. T-Bone took his friend’s paw and checked for a pulse. To his relief he found one.
“Did anyone get the number of that trunk?” Razor weakly moaned
“Razor, you’re alive! But, how?”
“I don’t know…are you alright… err…?”
“Crystal, and, yes, I’m fine thanks to you, Razor, but I think you will have to take it easy for a few days.”
“How’d we get out here without being burned to cinders?”
“Well, I know I didn’t do it… and I know T-Bone here didn’t do it, so someone did.”
“Swat Kats! How come everytime something like this happens I find you here?”
“Commander, I think Crystal here needs a ride home. You think you can get off your butt long enough to do that?!” T-Bone shouted.
“Whatever. Next time I will arrest you. Come on, Crystal – your mum has been worried sick about you.”
“Bye, Swat Kats, and thanks for saving me.”
“Razor, think you can walk?” a concerned T-Bone asked.
“I think so… Guess I can test out the laser another day.”
Deep in an underground lair, The Shadow and Dream Weaver pondered on how to get at the Omega.
“Now that he has shown himself, it will be a lot easier to capture him.”
“I know, Shadow, but what if that wasn’t even a percentage of his total power?”
“We shall see, won’t we? We shall see.”
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