Tuesday, January 10, 2006

I materialize into...

The transporter room of what appears to be a starship. I am greeted by an officer who offers his hand after a snappy salute.

"Welcome aboard, sir," he said. "I'm Captain Konali."

I looked around, just a little bewildered and quite a bit disoriented from the trip. "Where am I?"

"Galaxy One, the pride of the fleet," he answered. "Please allow me to escort you to the bridge."

He took me to the bridge where I met with the flag officers onboard. The number of admirals, captains and colonels was surprising. But not quite as surprising as who was sitting in a command chair.

"Your Majesty," I said as I dropped to my knee and bowed.

"You may rise," Queen Galacta nodded. "It is indeed Our pleasure to see you again. We only wish the circumstances were less dire. It is not an overstatement when We say that the fate of the Galaxy hangs in the balance."

"My Queen," I said. "I am sure that there is something very important going on here, but I must say that I have my hands full with a Mirror Universe duplicate of myself running around."

I paused for just a moment as it started to sink in.

"Which is why I am here," I realized. "It's about him, isn't it?"

"Very much so, Jon," Galacta answered. "We are at a crux of the two universes. With Evil Jon's crossing, the barrier is weakened. Please allow Talis, my Technomage, to elaborate."

Talis stepped forward. "It is like Her Majesty said, Evil Jon passing through is just the very beginning. Galactor will bring more denizens of the Mirror Universe through, and with every being who crosses over tips the scales of good versus evil in their favor."

"I see," I said.

"Worse still," continued Talis. "With the weakening of the Dimensional Barrier, the very fabric of time and space may collapse. The Multiverse is not designed to be transversed this way."

"And you want me to get Evil Jon back on his side and close that portal." I surmised.

"The galaxy needs you, Jon," the Queen announced. "Your duty is clear. Our battlefleet is staged to make a push to the planet. When Our fleet engages his, you should have the opportunity to slip past in your ship and get to the dark stronghold."

"Once there," Talis continued. "You must force Evil Jon through the portal and close it. I cannot tell you how vital your task is."

"And I am to do this alone?"

"Talis will join you," Queen Galacta stated. "You will also bring a small commando team as well as a Special Agent who will act on My behalf."

"Wait a minute," I said. "Who's the agent?"

The door slid open. Private Hudson stepped through. "Game over for the bad guys, huh Jon?"


Master Yoda said...

Reminds me of my childhood this does. Always yelling my mother was, "Close that inter-dimensional portal right now, you must! Trying to heat the whole Universe, are you?"

Lt. Cmdr Oneida said...

Wow, Hudson cleans up nicely. And while I'm a bit confused, I do remember what a technomage is.

And not trying to be catty, but you might want to mention to the queen that less is more when it comes to eye makeup

Anonymous said...

Reminds me of most Ruling Powers,
theres always a portal somewhere , and somethin is always slippin through.

Usally our hard earned Credits!!

By the way that Queen Is A Looker.

Wedge Antillies said...

With Hudson helping, I guess I should go get a short-term loan and live it up, because the world, as I know it, won't be around much longer!

Anonymous said...

Wait! where is Hudsons helmet?
I agree with Oneida he did clean up but he isnt as in never was a Colonial Marine? He was a secret agent or is that just his weekend job

Lt. Cmdr Oneida said...

I was under the impression that this was Hudson's other self, from the other dimension, but maybe I'm reading things wrong. Technomages tend to do that to me.

Jon the Intergalactic Gladiator said...

Onedia, Vampirella, sure Hudson cleans up pretty well, but he's just like Pigpen: five minutes outside and he's covered in dirt.

Professor Xavier said...

It's time to take off the gloves and step up to the plate! Even if you don't win, and it seems like the odds are stacked against you, at least let Evil Jon and Galactor know they've been in a fight, alright?

flu said...

Jon, be careful here. I wouldn't be surprised if the Queen hasn't already approached Evil Jon looking for a little fertilization action, and he told her she had to help him defeat YOU first!

Also, take some precautionary steps to insure that isn't Evil Hudson there, too.

Anonymous said...

Hey Onieda didnt think of that wonder which one is the best or worse or something LOL :P

Hmmm good point Fluke

So Jon how do you keep him clean?

Private Hudson said...

As many of you know, I was promoted to an agent of the Queen's Secret Service.

And Vampirella, as far as keeping me clean goes, the Colonial Marines have a strict Don't Ask Don't Tell policy.

Vegeta said...

Make Hudson wear his race clothes it will scare evil Jon back to his universe.