Me: Chapter 1 of my Sequel to Masters of the swords is up.
Sean: So, we do get to know where father is?
Me: What are you even doing here? Antauri is the only one to be in this intro, since he's the only one of you guys in that chapter.
Antarui: (smile) I fell really loved.
Sean: Father! (hugs Antauri)
Antauri: (hugs back) Can't you allow him to stay?
Me: (groans) Fine...then you two do the disclamer.
Antauri: I thought you said you would do it alone this time.
Me: And you said you wuld come alone...so just do it.
Antauri: Fine...SRMTHFG doesn't belong to EvA, but he Oc's do and...oh what do I see, a few new Oc's?
Me: Hey, don't worry, they won't be that important, at least not as important as the Oc's from the first story.
Sean: Woho...Please Read and Review!
Me: (whispers into Antauri's ear) What would happen if i would say now that it was a lie?
Antauri: As happy as he is, he probably wouldn't even realise it.
Antauri groaned in pain when he regained consciousness. He tried to move, but found himself unable to do so. Shouting a few delicate curses in his mind he forced his eyes to open, to close them again to shield them from bright light. Slowly moving his arm to his eyes, he opened them again and sat up. Three things he realised immediately.
First, he was in the med-bay.
Second, Kasai wasn't with him and nowhere in sight.
Third, he saw himself, sleeping on a chair next to the door.
How is that possible, thought the monkey and looked down at himself. No, he was still in his body. Black fur, silverish-grey metal-parts and a blue tattoo. Again he looked at the sleeping monkey. Black fur, grey metal parts, yellowish-green eyes and no tattoo at all.
What with the Veron Mystics did just happen, wondered Antauri. Closing his eyes once again, he tried to remember.
"Somewhere around here should the source of the signal be", stated Mandarin while he checked the scanner.
"Somewhere?", questioned Nova.
"It's weak", answered the orange monkey and sighed. "That thing won't be any help anymore." He deactivated the tracker and Antauri said: "Then we have no chance than to look for it."
"Whatever we are looking for."
Antauri smiled at his yellow furred companion and said: "Calm Nova, maybe you get to fight one of the few formless which still exist in this part of the Zone of Wasted Years."
At this Nova smirked and she dashed off. Both males shared a glance, their eyes shining with laughter. Then Antauri nodded and ran off as well. He searched for a while, then a call reached him.
"Antauri, Nova come in, I think I found it!"
Immediately Antauri used his Jet-Pack and took off into the direction Mandarin's call came from. He soon saw the orange monkey, examining something on the ground. Carefully he landed next to his brother, who stated: "It looks like a black-box to me." Antauri bent down and examined the box as well. It indeed did, though it was strange. Normally the black-boxes on Shugazoom weren't black at all. No, they from were different shades of red and orange. Only two black-boxes on the whole planet were really black. And both were in the robot last time Antauri checked.
"I checked it this morning", stated the black monkey. "They can't be from the robot."
"Then where else", asked Mandarin. "There are only the two in the robot which are black."
"You guys, just open it", stated Nova while she landed between them.
"Nova I don't think…", began Antauri, but too late.
Nova opened it and the next moment a blinding life surrounded the yellow monkey. She screamed in fear and Antauri lunged forward and grabbed her arm to pull her back. Mandarin did the same, but Nova was pulled deeper into the light. Suddenly Mandarin screamed as well and great pain shot through Antauri. Instinctive he let go and gasped when both of his team-mates were swallowed by the light. It died down and smoke filled the air. Coughing the black monkey surveyed the area. Everything was burned by the strong force the light had had. Suddenly he got another call.
"Antauri, Mandarin, Nova, do you read. Anybody respond!"
That was Gibsons voice. Antauri tried to answer, but his voice gave out and he coughed once more.
"Antauri! Mandarin! Nova! Any of you! Dammit respond!"
Again the second in command tried to respond and finally he managed to rasp: "Gi-Gibson?"
"Antauri? Oh thank all the Stars in the universe. What happened?"
Antauri couldn't help but smile slightly at his friends relief, then he answered: "I…I don't know…" He broke off when a new coughing fit shook him, then he went on with the answer. "We…found the source of the signal. It…was a black…box of some….sort. Nova tried to…..to open it and then a bright light engulfed her. Mandarin and I tried to pull her back but then there was this explosion and…"
Antauri trailed off when the black-box shook slightly. A white glowing sphere shot out while Gibson called: "Antauri…ANTAURI do you READ?" Not really hearing his friend, he whispered to himself: "What with the Veron Mystics is that?"
Then the thing shot towards him and a high-pitched tone burst through him. It hurt like hell and Antauri screamed in pain. But slowly the pain died away and a strange numbness overtook the spiritual monkey.
N-no…, thought the black monkey weakly. I…can't bla-black out. I…
End of Flashback
Then Antauri remembered nothing but darkness. Sighing the black monkey shook his head and wondered; What did we get into now?
Suddenly the door to the med-bay slid open and fast Antauri lay down again, closing his eyes almost completely. He needed to figure out what was going on here before he showed he was awake. Gibson walked in and smiling he shook the shoulder of the other black monkey. The monkey looked up and smiled apologetically. Shaking his head the blue monkey ushered the black one out and walked closer to Antauri.
"Who are you?", asked the blue monkey. "And what Power is keeping me from getting your DNA?"
DNA?, wondered Antauri. Oh yes, I laid a permanent shield of Power Primate Energy around myself to find out if this would work so I could it teach Chiro.
Suddenly a hand brushed through his fur. Antauri had to use all his will-power to not wince, tense or do anything else.
"Hmmm, heart-rate a little high, breathing stabile…actually he should be awake by now. And why is his body so sensitive with the tattoo?"
Sensitive? Suddenly Gibson slightly pressed onto his tattoo and he instinctively winced. While cursing himself, he heard Gibson saying: "Like last time, though in this sleep, he's wincing." I did while I was out as well? Interesting. Suddenly a door opened and a female voice asked: "Anything new yet?" Antauri realised it was Jinmay's.
"Not a thing. He's still sleeping, though he should be awake by now. Did you find out anything?"
"Well, not much. We looked at the sword that was next to him and Otto tried to check it through, but the moment he pulled it out he dropped it and shouted: Hot, hot, HOT!"
Antauri knew Gibson now raised an eyebrow at her and thought; I hope Kasai's defence wasn't too painful…though, why is he discussing about all of this with Jinmay and not Chiro? Concerned highly he pushed his doubts away and sent out his mind, to pull back and bite his tongue to keep himself from moving. The Power Primate pulsed within and around Jinmay in the way he was used it from Chiro.
"Hot?", asked Gibson.
"Well, he had burn-marks on his hand then and when Nova tried to touch it, she dropped it too and said it was burning her hand. I never touched it since the others were too concerned." Gibson laughed and answered: "Well, you just found out that you are the chosen one Jinmay, Antauri would claw the others apart when they would let you touch it in that case." Antauri almost jumped up and cried: "What?" But he held himself tight. How can that be?, wondered the monkey I panic. Why is Jinmay the chosen one? Could it be… Again he had to hold himself back from showing anything and thought; …whatever this light was…it sent me on a dimensional travel!
With this he could explain why he saw himself and why Jinmay had the Power Primate. Jinmay and Chiro had probably switched roles here. Alright, thought the spiritual advisor. Now I at least know where I am, but I still need to find out what other differences are here. "…rest", ended Jinmay. "But…", tried Gibson.
"You need to rest! You've been awake the past 24 hours. If he wakes up he probably freaks out anyway and then the alarms will get us. Rest Gibson, please."
A sigh came from the blue monkey, then a door opened and Antauri shortly sent out his mind again. The med-bay was empty so he sat up and opened his eyes.
"The first thing I probably should worry about is: Where are Mandarin and Nova? But I also need to find out where they have Kasai and what differences are between their and my dimension." Antauri looked around and immediately saw something he had secretly feared. In a small hatch in the med-bay, should be one of the black-boxes. But this hatch was empty. "So the black-box came from them, but why would they sent one to teleport the finders into their dimension, why would they even sent it into another dimension?" The black monkey shook his head. It was all too confusing right now.
With a sigh he jumped down from the table and cautiously walked up to the main-computer in the med-bay. He didn't want to cause an alarm. The moment he got there he cursed Gibson silently. The blue monkey had scanned and saved his heart-rate, so the alarm would go off when his heart-beat sped up too much. Shaking his head too clear it, he carefully activated the whole computer-system and created a secret connection to the main-computer.
Now he felt saver and immediately scanned through the files. The most he was used to.
Mandarin betrayed the team, Shugazooms inhabitants, facts about the robot.
Then something caught his attention.
The file was labelled 'the Alchemist'.
Antauri frowned. How much did they know about their creator? He opened the file and a password was required. Sighing he did what he wanted to do least. He activated his claws and phased one of them into the processor, carefully looking through everything to find the password. The file was obviously created by Nova. When he finally found also the password, he couldn't help but sweat-drop. He phased his hand back out and typed in: "Smash Sprx".
The file opened and Antauri jumped back in shock. The computer started to blink and fast he tried to calm down, to not set off the alarm. After he'd managed to do that, he walked up to the computer again and started to read the files, getting more relieved and worried at the same time.
The alchemist did turn evil in this dimension as well, however he didn't became Skeleton king, but stayed the Alchemist. Apparently he did almost the same things; Skeleton King had done, including the deal with the HyperForce, to not be a threat while the team was in hibernation. Luckily the team of this dimension didn't know he was their creator as well. Antauri's team had had trouble with battling Skeleton King after they found out. To really fight the man who created them seemed impossible for the black monkey.
After he was through the whole file, he went to the next, which owned the History of the team. It was almost the same, though it showed a few differences.
For one, this HyperForce had been in Hibernation for fifty years, Antauri's had been for about a century.
Second, the team had quite many honorary members.
A small smile graced Antauri's lips at the first one. It was a black-haired boy with blue eyes. Antauri's assumption had been proved correct. Jinmay and Chiro had switched places. While Jinmay was the leader of this team, Chiro was her robotic boyfriend.
The next person was familiar to Antauri as well, though it hurt his heart to see a picture of him.
"Captain Shugazoom", murmured the black monkey and bowed his head in respect. The brave hero had fallen in their war, in the last fight, killed by Skeleton King to give Chiro the chance to end it. Everyone had grieved for him. Finally he looked up again and found a few interesting information. The Captain had never been in stasis and before the Alchemist had turned evil, he'd taken some liquid that would allow him to become many times older than he was supposed to become. Right now he looked like he was in his late thirties, what Antauri found pretty amazing since their Captain Shugazoom had fallen into stasis during his late twenties. He often fought side-by-side with the team, though he and Chiro were the once who fought o different planets the most. It seemed they both were on Sotourix Seven right now.
Antauri pulled out the next member and gasped surprised. The picture showed a dark-red robot monkey with yellow eyes.
Look: dark-red fur, yellow eyes
Weapons: Crossbow and energy-arrows
Fighting Style: wide-range
Special Abilities/Knowledge: teleporting, Weapons-Specialist
Parents: Sony and…Otto (Well, I can't say I expected that)
Look: red fur, green eyes
Weapons: yellow energy Saws
Fighting-Style: close and wide range
Special Abilities/Knowledge: Mechanics and Weapons
Name: Midnight's Claw/Midnight/Night/Claw
Look: midnight-blue fur, golden eyes
Weapons: golden Kusarigama* and Shuriken²
Special Abilities/Knowledge: Ninja-Abilities
Parents: Midnight's Claw and Antauri (What the…me?)
Look: black fur, golden eyes
Birth-Planet: Veron (Well, this was really unexpected, far more than me and Otto having kids here too)
Weapons: golden Ghost-Claws
Special Abilities: Power Primate, Psychic
Parents: Midnight's Claw and Antauri (Again me?)
Look: black fur, midnight-blue eyes
Birth-Planet: Veron (Those two are probably twins)
Weapons: golden Ghost-Claws
Special Abilities: Psychic, Ninja-Abilities
Parents: Midnight's Claw and Antauri (I think someone is trying to fool me with that)
Look: Dark-blue fur, black chest and marks on the helmet, yellowish-green eyes
Weapons: bluish-grey Kusarigama* and Shuriken²
Special Abilities/Knowledge: Ninja-Abilities
Parents: Midnight's Claw and Antauri (Okay, honestly, how did I even manage to get so many children, someone is making his fun with me here!)
Look: golden fur, dark blue eyes
Weapons: bluish-green Kusarigama* and Shuriken²
Special Abilities: Power Primate, Psychic
Look: Pale-violet fur, Purple eyes
Weapons: red Laser-Whips
Special Abilities/Knowledge: Physics, flying
State of health: Pregnant (Pregnant uh? Well at least she isn't related to me anymore)
Antauri faced away from the computer and wondered: "Honestly, if those files are correct, how can my this dimensional part and this female get four children in two years?" Sighing he shook his head, then he suddenly heard voices. "Do you think he'll be up by now?" That was Otto. Fast Antauri deactivated the computer and lay down again. This was going to be an interesting adventure.
* chain-sickle to throw and fight
² weapon that was generally used for throwing