I don't own Jak and Daxter. This chapter is gonna be a lot more livelier than the previous ones, I hope you like it, beware of pervyness ;P and a little drama near the end.
Jak grumbled as he made his way to the race garage, these last few weeks had been hell on a hover bike. This freaking mechanic always caught an attitude with him and he despised that. I stepped inside the garage and right off the top she is acting the same way. "Are you always like this?" Jak growled.
Daxter automatically went to rambling and the last thing he said was "you just lost a date with orange lightening." Jak's eye twitched and the curtain was slung open. "DAXTER! It is you!" the woman exclaimed.
"Keira?" Daxter shouted. Keira and Daxter chattered away until a familiar form leaned against the doorway. "Oh my, jakky boy didn't expect to see you here." Her voice rang out humored. Jak growled and turned to her. "You traitorous little-!" Jak started but laughed when he saw her, she looked like she had gone through hell. Her hair was burnt and half of it was gone, she wasn't wearing her armor anymore either.
"Shut up! Ughh! So you're going to be racing me huh? Amazing seeing as you couldn't beat me the other day when we raced on jet boards. It's kinda surprising really. You're sad when it comes to racing." She laughed and a dark eco aura washed over her and fixed her singed hair. "So keira how is the device coming?" she asked. "You look like you got blown up by the baron; I don't see why you're laughing..." Daxter growled.
"Well Daxter, that kinda happens when you're working on your hellcat and your fellow commander thinks it's humorous to place fireworks in the engine. Trust me, it's not. Errol is getting on my last nerve. he and his damn throwing knives...Ughh." kira sighed. Keira laughed. "he went around playing with them last night didn't he?" she asked. Jak and Daxter exchanged looks.
"umm not to intrude, but you two are friends?" Daxter asked and the girls looked at him. Kira smirked "no, we want to rip each other's throats out, you think?" kira said rolling her eyes. Daxter shook his head at her, "babe you're starting on the road of losing a date with the mighty Daxter." Kira walked over and crouched in front of Daxter and placed a hand behind his ear and scratched gingerly causing his eyes to roll up with pleasure. "aww, you're so cute who would want to lose a date with you? It would kill me if I lost a date with you; I mean you're so strong and manly." She said poutingly, and then stood up. Keira was giggling behind her hand and Jak was trying not to either roll his eyes or slap his forehead.
"well keira im gonna go get ready for the race, my things are behind there, you don't mind do you?" kira asked and keira shook her head. Kira went behind the curtain and pulled it closed behind her then moments later walked out with red and black racing boots on, red pants like Ashelin's on and a black tube top. She pulled her hair into a ponytail half as long as it used to be, and pulled her KG mask onto the top of her head and secured her red and black fingerless gloves.
"where is my scarf?" she asked looking around. "you gave it to me weeks ago 'minna' I still have it; I thought you might want it back." Jak said and used her underground name which caused her to freeze in place. "don't call me by that name! it was a codename given to me by my uncle. He told me to see what torn was up to and I did, he agrees with Whats going to happen to the baron and wants to help, that's why sig is here." Kira said and her cerulean blue eyes locked with jak's darker hues.
Jak nodded and handed her the scarf that hid her krimzon guard tattoos on her neck, chest, and shoulders. "I will tell you what happened with Errol and his knives after the race, alright keira, trust me I got him back for the knives. You can help me get him back for the fireworks if you wanna." Kira said then jogged out of the garage, Daxter watching her as she left. "she totally wants me." Daxter said with a grin. Jak shook his head and walked out not even waiting on Daxter.
The light went green and they were off and there was no stopping them now. Kira shot off and left them in her dust she zoomed by them minutes later and tail spun and drove backwards, smirking. "can you keep up? Im the only one having fun here it seems like everyone else is working hard out here! Speed up jakky boy and maybe I won't have to teach you a thing or two." She said and tail spun again, knocking a racer that tried to pass her off the edge of the track.
She kept everyone behind her and continuously taunted Jak throughout the race, which was seriously pissing him off. He slammed into her and her bike began to go over the edge but she yanked up on the handlebars, popping a wheelie and slung herself away from the edge causing the bike to spin in the direction she turned, keeping her from going over. Jak looked really pissed off so she continued to push his buttons trying to distract him.
Jak sped by her and they kept it neck in neck for the longest time. She grinned and spun around and stopped, all the other racers stopped and slammed into each other causing an explosion that lurched her forward and past Jak. Jak barely got ahead of her before she crossed the finish line.
"nice race jakky. See you in the garage." she said and drove her bike off the track. Jak grinned and waved her off.
_-_-_-_-_ Kira pov
I smiled at my green haired friend who was now covered in hellcat oil because of an incident where I surprised her and she fell from the vehicle and into the oil pan. She laughed and I helped her up. "you gonna help me fix this thing?" she asked and I grinned. "I would love to. Just let me change first." I said and she nodded. I went to the bathroom then returned wearing a dark red shirt exactly like hers without the suspenders and a pair of white short shorts. I pulled my hair up into a ponytail then put it into a bun.
"we have to replace the oil filter; drive shaft drive belts head gasket, and the modules. Ugh he chose the perfect places to put the fireworks to keep you out of commission didn't he?" keira asked with a laugh. I grinned. "yup but he is gonna freak when he sees what I did to his precious race bike oh and his hellcat." I said with a devious smirk.
"oh do tell." keira said with a grin. "revenge!" I laughed childishly.
elsewhere_ _ _ _
Errol dropped his helmet in shock. "no! what has that vile woman done to you! My babies!" he yelled and ran around the room picking up the pieces to his racing bike and piling them all together in a corner. Then he gathered every bit of his hellcat all the way down to the smallest nut and bolts and placed them together. The only thing left in one piece on both vehicles was the parts that couldn't be broken down and the frame.
Errol called for his crew to assist him in rebuilding both vehicles. "commander, I believe kira got you good. Are you going to get her back?" one of the guards asked, trying not to laugh at the vehicles that looked like model cars just removed from the box.
"of course! Are you stupid! I shall have vengeance for the sake of my babies!" Errol yelled and the rest of his crew burst out laughing when they saw the helmet in his hands. On it in neat black writing was: "revenge is bittersweet now isn't it?"
"heheheh I bet he will think twice before messing with you huh?" keira asked with a smile as she turned the wrench on a bolt on the head gasket, setting it back into place. "oh yeah, and if that doesn't teach him anything he still won't be back for a while." I laughed and she nodded.
_-_-_-_-_ two days after Daxter won the class two race.
Jak walked into the garage and instantly his jaw went agape. "holy shit…" he whispered and Daxter gave him a look. "what are you talking about?" Daxter asked and Jak grabbed his face and turned it towards the hellcat parked in the garage, but not necessarily to the hellcat but what was leaned over into the engine of the hellcat. Daxter swayed and hit the floor. "holy mother of the precursors did I just die?" Daxter muttered dreamily then composed himself and hopped onto the table closest to him and grinned, spotting a tattoo that happened to have a fairy seductively leaning over the precursor word for temptress.
"nice tramp stamp babe, sexy thongs too." Daxter said and instantly both girls shot up and hit their heads on the hood of the hellcat. Jak coughed and placed a hand over his face to cover his blush. Damn you Daxter. Kira turned towards Daxter and picked him up by the scruff of his neck. "be quiet before I make you shut up permanently!" she yelled, her face blood red.
"babe, the way you look in those clothes I would let you shut me up whenever you wanted. Perhaps when I can get my body back I can show you a thing or two." Daxter said and keira and jak's jaws hit the floor. Kira smirked and leaned closer to Daxter her eyes tempting and mischievous. "you may have the tools, but it depends on if the tools are heavy duty and if you know how to use them. If you know how to use them when you get your body back, come see me. But if your tools are just the little bitty plastic tools people played with when they were little, don't bother. Heavy duty is my style." She said and jak's face darkened as he ran what she had just said through his brain.
"Whats going on here?" Ashelin asked as she walked in. "you don't want to know. Trust me, you really don't want to." Keira said her face red as well, yet she still managed to give the redhead a hateful glance. "holy hell…Daxter, we have to go...NOW." Jak said once Ashelin left. Keira jabbed a finger into his chest and he looked at her. "Be here for the class two race, but come by and visit when you can." She said flirtingly.
Jak cleared his throat and nodded, walking over and grabbing the unconscious ottsel. "bye, See you later." Jak said and they walked out. The girls shook their heads. "he is gonna need a cold shower." Keira laughed. Kira nodded and walked over and began working on her hellcat again and keira followed her over.
"KIRA!" Errol yelled and I hit my head once more. I spun around and threw the wrench that was in my hand and it hit him in the face. "what do you want?" I screamed angrily. Errol's jaw dropped and keira blinked. "where does this piece go? I put everything else together on my bike but this is the only piece I have left over…" he said, slightly shocked that I would yell at him. "you know… that piece, if not put back on, will cause your bike to explode, or was it implode….? Meh... I don't remember. Good luck Errol. See you in the class one race. " I said and he looked as if he were going to die.
He paled and walked away. I shook my head and finished placing the new parts on. I wiped my hands together and keira shut the hood and laughed. "you really don't like him do you?" she asked. "no he is going to try to kill me; he knows who I really am." I said and keira frowned. "I know who you are too, but I decided to keep it a secret like you said. No one else but us and whoever Errol told knows. Good luck in the race, help the guys win please." She said and I smiled. "I wouldnt doubt helping them for a moment. Trust me." I said and got ready for the race.
_-_-_-_-_ with Jak
"so Daxter, you never told me what those eco orbs do." Jak said and Daxter laughed/ "crush them and they will grant you you're hearts desire." He said sarcastically mimicking Onin by waving his hands around in the chuckled and took one and crushed it. "let me control my dark eco." He said and his eyes went black. Then they changed back and he no longer felt the obsessive need to release the eco. It felt like any other eco he channels.
Daxter stared at the orb within his grasp in disbelief. "now I feel like a damn fool. I coulda had my body back!" he said and was about to crush it when kira smacked his hand. "no! that's cheating. You can't do it like that. I can teach you how but it's not like that. " she said glaring at him."heh! as if you could teach me anything! Well you can teach me how to be a backstabbing bitch." Daxter growled. "you wanna go rat?" she snapped and grit her teeth.
"you betrayed us! We could have gotten killed!" Daxter yelled and kira looked saddened for a moment then shook it off. "I know and im sorry, you two needed to get some training! Something big is coming and we need your help to defeat it!" she said. "so you try to kill us?" Daxter yelled. "it was for your own good! It was training to make sure you could survive what was to come!" she said, feeling the tears building up behind her barrier of strength.
"then why do it when we were weakest? Why then? Why not when we were stronger, why not when we could actually fight? Do you not even care for our well being kira?" Daxter yelled. Kira was taken aback. "if you were stronger it would have meant nothing! You two have strength and endurance, even when weak and Daxter…how dare you say that! You have no idea how I feel because you aren't me! And if you even cared for me you would never say anything like that! Never question my reasoning!" she yelled and walked quickly away, but not before handing Daxter an eco ore that had all fragments of eco except healing melded into it.
"so much for an ally." Jak sighed as keira walked up. "what did you say!" she snapped. "Daxter said it." Jak said and they both looked at Daxter who paid them no mind in the slightest. He was dwelling on the argument he just had with one person he actually cared about other than Jak and keira, he realized he may actually love her, but the thought was stupid, she nearly killed them so many times he even fell off the top of the baron's palace with her! Only thing stopping them from becoming mush on the ground below was her dark eco wings. "ah hell, I deserve all the hate that vile woman can throw at me, I think I may actually love her…" he said and Jak smirked. "then get her back...lets win this race for her." Jak said and keira nodded.
Kira never even looked at Jak when she stepped on her bike. She wore her mechanics outfit which was strange; she never left the garage with that on. She pulled her new racing mask over her face; it was just a solid piece of plastic with two eye holes cut into it. The design on the mask reminded them of that of a severely pissed off and defensive dragon the teeth were bared and it looked strictly merciless.
Errol pulled up and stopped beside her. "see me after the race. I need to talk to you." Errol said and she pushed her mask up to her forehead and gave him a sneer. "and why would I waste my time with one who wants me dead so he can have my position? You want me dead because of who I am too, or did you lie to the baron and Ashelin hear wrong?" she snapped and pulled her mask back down.
"hmm so you knew anyways that does not halt my progress, what has been set to happen will still happen. You can't change my mind, well you could, but I doubt you would lend yourself to me in that way whenever I asked." Errol said with a smirk, "well actually, you might, being the whore you are." He said tracing the tattoos going down her shoulders in precursor lettering.
"I am no whore! I would never lend my body to filth such as you! Just kill me! It's not as if anyone cares!" she spat then shoved him towards his bike. "that's the best offer I have heard all night." He said as he stepped onto his bike.
"the spiked ore, to use it just throw it." She said, not even glancing in their direction. The lights went down and the race begun. She sped by all the other racers she was in first, Errol in second, and Jak was in third. They went through the tunnel and Daxter threw the spiked ore. Kira saw it and before it exploded, she hopped from her bike; smoke clouded the tunnel and out flew a darker orange ottsel, wearing kira's clothes and her hairstyle.
"next stop, coming up." Jak said as he grabbed the ottsel in mid air. Another racer took the chance to rush ahead and try and pass Jak, but ottsel kira had other plans. "thanks for the save." She said bitterly and lunged at the other racer, changing back into her human form in mid air and kicking the racer off his bike and over the edge. Errol had taken the lead.
Kira took the long way and sped ahead of Jak, not expecting Errol to have taken the shortcut and decide to cheat. Errol rammed her and she hit the wall. "bastard!" she snapped and rammed him back. "stupid bitch." Errol laughed and pulled his pistol from his chest armor. Her eyes went wide when he got close to her and he held her against the wall. "you won't win and neither will the other eco freak." Errol said and the blast ripped through the cloth covering her shoulder the smell of burnt flesh and hot eco filled the tunnel. blood bubbled up kira's throat and she placed her hand to the spot below the hollow of her throat where he shot her.
"sick bastard!" she managed to get out before her throat was filled with blood and her vision began to blur. Tears filled her eyes and she released the handle of her stolen bike. the bike drove out from under her and she hit the ground. Everyone swerved to avoid her because she was dying anyways.
"go help her dax, I'll win this thing. Go save her." Jak said and handed Daxter a small green eco vile. "you know you can channel it if you try, so try for her." Jak said and sent his smaller friend off the bike. Daxter ran to her and concentrated at hard as he could not to mess up. "so you do care." She gurgled as blood continuously flowed from the side of her mouth. "I could just let you sit here and…simmer. But im bettin you got a thing for me so im gonna help you. I wouldn't want someone who thinks orange lightning is sexy to rot and simmer down here in a thing in the floor." He said jokingly.
She laughed lightly as he channeled the eco through the injury on her left collarbone. "I can't stay human here, dax. I will only get hurt more." She said and changed into ottsel form. Daxter helped her up and hefted her onto his back; she was smaller than him in ottsel form. "I can make you human again; just help me get out of her alive please Daxter. Then your training will begin." She said and drifted to sleep.
"sure thing babe. Just don't die on the way out." He sighed and made his way out of the tunnel, where he was met by keira and Jak. Jak had won the race and gotten the tour. Errol was gone, and Samos could help her. "don't take me to the sage, he will find out, he can't find out." She said and keira told Daxter to take her to the military barracks.
"you will be staying with me for now, until you get your body back. It takes full concentration, so no missions Daxter." She said and he nodded. "you still don't recognize me do you daxxie?" she asked and he nodded. "of course I do, I would never forget my haven. No matter how fucked up or corrupted you could get, you will always be haven im sorry I didn't see it sooner, I remembered seeing the eco crystals embedded in your arm when we first met, light and dark, yin and yang, that's how they are embedded." Daxter mumbled and snuck them into her apartment by use of ventilation.
She changed back and set him on her bed. She collapsed onto the bed soon after. "don't worry about Jak and keira, they will be fine. They don't know where we are they just know what the place is. You will be here for a while, until you regain human form. Goodnight Daxter." She said and Daxter curled up beside her like he did when he and Jak got the night off. "Goodnight, haven." Daxter replied.