Reunion, Part 1"If we're going to be damned, let's be damned for what we really are." Jean-Luc Picard
Another day, another uneventful patrol, Riley thought to herself. It was rather nice out, maybe criminals went to the beach on warm days too.
Floating down from the sky onto the edge of a building, she sat with her legs dangled over the precipice, retrieving a sandwich from her rucksack. Technically it was for the space mission, vacuum sealed against the harshness of a deadly vacuum and a delicate bit of equipment that shouldn't be used lightly, but it made a great carrying case for snacks so she didn't have to keep spooking hot dog vendors. Taking a big bite, Voyager chewed thoughtfully as she kept an ear out for any trouble.
, your fate will be sealed!"
Riley stopped chewing at the sound of her superhero name. Turning around, a familiar figure seemed to be striking various poses on the extreme opposite end of the rooftop. Luckily the threats weren't directed at her, but some sort of person-sized prop perched on the corner. Curious, Riley quietly walked up to the ninja-like figure.
"I strike with the fury of a thousand storms, I move with the swiftness of a thousand winds," Typhoon chanted, continuing his vaguely martial artsy posing. "Through superior discipline and unerring skill, I shall be your downfall, for I am like a tiger, poised with unwavering grace-""Hiya Typhoon!"
Riley said brightly patting him on the shoulder."BAKA CHIKUSHO!"
Typhoon jumped a foot in the air and attempted to draw a throwing star before stepping off the edge and dropping into the alley below, landing with a distinctive thump in the dumpster."You okay down there?"
Riley asked, looking down at the unlucky robot.
, for my dignity lies in tatters..." Riley looked over at the object Typhoon was speaking too, which appeared to be an old training dummy with a facsimile of her own head attached made from what appeared to be cooked pasta. Didn't look half bad, she thought."I can give you a lift if you need one!"
Riley called down.
, I could never accept help from my greatest nemesis!" Typhoon shouted back, clambering out of the dumpster and up the wall."Just thought I would offer,"
Riley shrugged, taking a bite of her sandwich. "I figured-"
she started to say, but a low-pitched rumble caught her attention. Typhoon caught up to the edge of the building just as something bright orange streaked through the sky.
[color=MediumOrchid]"Whoah, check it out!" Riley said. "It must be a meteor! And it is...awfully close."
The two watched the orange streak sail through the sky, arcing gently down and slamming into the ground a few blocks away with a mighty crash, making them both flinch. "I take that back, NOW it is awfully close,"
Voyager said, floating back into the air. "I gotta go check it out and make sure no one's hurt. Truce?"
Typhoon nodded solemnly. "It is as you say. I shall assist." Riley smiled, glad that despite being a supervillain the ninjabot was willing to help out once in a while. Putting on a brave face, Voyager took off in the direction of the smoldering meteor, Typhoon leaping across the rooftops to follow at a far slower pace.
Luckily upon arrival, the object seemed to miss any bystanders, cleaving the asphalt in two as it landed instead. Already a small crowd was gathering to observe what it was that landed in the smoldering heap."Everyone clear away from the space rock!"
Voyager ordered, coming to land near the tear in the street.
"It's not a rock, Voyager," an old man nearby said. "Look!"
Voyager looked at the rock, and her heart seemed to skip a beat. It wasn't a rock at all, she realized. Rocks weren't made of metal and shimmering glass made into angular shapes, nor did they have the remnants of engines and wings still attached to the hull.
This...this was a space ship!"Ooh, it's like a first contact thing!"
Voyager said excitedly. "Maybe it'll be Vulcans, that'd be cool! Don't worry everyone!"
Voyager shouted to the crowd. "Stay back, I'll handle this!"
Suddenly a hiss of steam sounded from the broken hull of the ship, and a side panel slid open. A humanoid figure seemed to clamber out of it, collapsing onto the ground making metallic sounds that might have been coughing. Voyager took a cautious step forward, getting a better look at the newcomer. Whoever it was, or whatever it was, it wasn't Spock. It appeared to be made of...crystals of some sort? Weird."Hello!" Voyager said brightly. "Welcome to Earth!"
The crystal being looked up, having no facial features beyond bright spots in the general shape of eyes. Upon seeing Voyager, the crystals seemed to glow brighter and the being got to her feet."Nov, ao enero os!"
it...said? The sound didn't seem to come from the creature, instead playing inside of her head somehow. Spooky."I'm sorry, was that you?"
she asked. The crystal creature looked confused and tried to approach, her arms held out. Voyager took a step back and the creature stopped."Ihhereo? Anhi ime gdelaco, ttoem! ironus hu parues tatomfece etosem?"
The crystal creature patted her hands against her chest to signify herself."I...can't understand you,"
Voyager said, confused. A hard landing behind her indicated that Typhoon had arrived, sword drawn.
the crystal creature asked. "Adtedwoi, tatcasu dise uicu etercete!"
"Unknown language," Typhoon said with a sudden dryness, his databanks kicking on. "Performing translation, please hold." Great, Voyager thought, hoping this creature wasn't hostile."Look, I don't know what you're saying, but I think my friend is translating for you, just...don't panic, okay?"
Voyager hoped it came through, but the crystal alien didn't seem to respond, instead reacting with...worry, maybe?"Enome imate?"
the creature said, pointing at the back of her neck. "Luc lomoeca elferi hehuseh etarmor!"
Voyager could do nothing but stare blankly as the creature continued to gesticulate, pointing between her own neck and Voyager's."I...don't know what that means."
Voyager shrugged, and the crystal creature looked alarmed."Sybet...nemebedohf iamasnanes yl. Hui ela ite ugochin..."
The crystalline alien shimmered. Voyager tried to approach but was stopped by a splitting headache."Aaagh!"
she said, gripping the sides of her head in agony. "What did you...?""Rdorecy! Selo pitelli, tkonelil me!"
the alien shimmered again. And immediately, Voyager's surroundings went dark.
The crowd screamed and ran as their alien superheroine collapsed in a heap, seemingly dead. The crystal creature cautiously approached, poking the unconscious Riley with her toe just as the ninja robot sprang to life.
"Language analyzed, translation achieved!" Typhoon became himself again and turned to face the crystal alien. "ifaha roseatul, eodeheta rase ediesa-""Iawo eelner rensi sunasulo?"
the crystal creature suddenly said."Hai,"
Typhoon said. "Mweer efolol as enlal nuhe itatat.""Iannisevge, mfigawelc rdorecy selo! Pitelli tkonelil, me genut ad dewer eheseb! Onily er yt derat iond seweitod fenocve etd!"
Typhoon paused, comprehending what the alien was saying. "Alidad ostico?"
The crystal creature nodded. "Idwuf del. Tohe dynaimta raaho nofesa, ihysa efedm uhryrm. Ogur, eohaa rhrene alohn."
Typhoon pondered for just a moment. "Ofrehesy, sun ulgar huroten. Aabowegt nehos ewit bapi vulirfosag.""...Atuaroni dafothas, hhiyr dinihoic,"
the crystal creature said as it picked Riley up. "Ycihc tiregorh ihnur eseeh?""Tteratoro,"
Typhoon said, activating his communication relay. "Fang-sama
, where are you?" A low grumble came from the other end of the line. "Fang-sama!
"It's fuggin noon, you dumb toaster, I'm trying to SLEEP!" Fangs barked. "Whaddaya want?"
is in grave danger. We must assist as best we can."