|Chipmunk Tour Saga: Turnabout Intruder
Author: William Raymer PM
Book six of the Chipmunk Tour Saga: Team Chipmunk must work with Special Agent Gibbs when the remains of the All-Spark are stolen from a Navy evidence depot! Cross-over with the CBS series "NCIS." Part one of the three-part "Kingdom Hearts" trilogy.Rated: Fiction T - English - Adventure/Crime - Chapters: 5 - Words: 4,249 - Reviews: 2 - Favs: 3 - Updated: 01-20-09 - Published: 01-14-09 - Status: Complete - id: 4791872
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The Chipmunk Tour Saga, Book VI:
"Kingdom Hearts, Part I: 'Turnabout Intruder'"
In the l.v.d.b., Johnny Five saw Ultra Magnus, Hot Rod and Arcee. They were seated in the center of the bay.
"May I join you, Ultra Magnus?" Johnny said. "Please do, Johnny," Ultra Magnus said. "We heard about Optimus," Johnny said. "I'm sorry."
"There is nothing to be sorry about, Johnny," Ultra Magnus said. "Optimus was a soldier and knew the risks."
Johnny looked over at Hot Rod. He held his head in his hands and was being consoled by Arcee. "Hot Rod considers himself responsible for Prime's death," Ultra Magnus said in response to Johnny's look.
Johnny rolled over to Hot Rod. "You were not responsible for Optimus' death, Hot Rod," Johnny said. "I read the files about what happened on the Moon. The Decepticon called Starscream did the deed. I am sure that you will soon have the opportunity to take revenge."
Hot Rod looked down and smiled at Johnny. "Thanks for your kind words, Johnny," Hot Rod said.
On the Bridge, Alvin sat in the command chair as Abby reported from the science station, "We are approaching the coordinates of the distress call."
"Slow to sub-light," Alvin said to Ren, who was seated at the Helm. The rainbow star-streaks reverted to stars.
"I am picking up debris consistent with a BRB-class starship," McGee said from the Tactical station. "Guess the Enterprise didn't make it."
"Hold on," Kylie said from Communications. "I am picking up a low-frequency signal at bearing 310 mark 215, distance 500 kilometers."
Abby checked her boards. "I don't believe this, she said. "I'm picking up a small escape vehicle."
"Put the pod through on speakers," Alvin said, knowing that such transmissions were not powerful enough to be picked up visually.
"Alvin, this is Captain Gantu," a voice said. "Captain, what happened?" Alvin said. "We were attacked by an unknown vessel," Gantu said. "Reuben and I were the only ones to escape before the Enterprise blew."
"Well, we're maneuvering to pick you and Reuben up," Alvin said. "Stand by." Ren slowly moved the Megaship into position. Abby then used the Megaship's grappling beams to tractor the escape pod on board.
Suddenly, a strange ship came out of hyperspace. "We're being hailed," Kylie said. "Audio only." "Put it through," Alvin said.
"I am Galvatron, servant of Unicron," a voice said. "Prepare to die." The channel clicked closed.
"Incoming!" McGee screamed. Everyone on the Bridge turned their heads to see a green bolt of energy lance out from Galvatron's vessel. The bolt slammed through the Megaship's shields and directly impacted the Megaship's hull.
"The unknown vessel has penetrated our shields!" McGee said. "Lock weapons and return fire!" Alvin said.
On the view screen, twin bolts of blue energy streamed from the Megaship's emitters, but seemed to do no damage. Another bolt of green energy bypassed the shields and struck the hull.
The Helm console exploded in a shower of sparks, sending Ren to the deck—hard. "Kylie, switch your panel to Helm mode and get us out of orbit!" Alvin said. "Hull breaches on decks 31 through 35," Abby reported.
After a few minutes, Galvatron's vessel just reversed course and moved off. Jazz and Moe helped Ren off the Bridge. "D.E.C.A., status report," Alvin said. But, there was no response.
"Bridge, we've got a problem," Jett Jackson aid over Alvin's morpher. "We're five minutes from a hypercore engine breach. There's nothing I can do!"
Alvin looked at the Bridge crew. "Get to the Megashuttle now!" Alvin said. As the Bridge crew left through emergency tunnels, Alvin touched a control on his morpher. "This is Alvin Seville to all tour personnel. Abandon ship!"
With one minute to go before the engine breach, all tour personnel and equipment were safely evacuated to the Megashuttle.
"1 minute to engine core breach," Abby said. "Prepare to detach, Ms. Sciuto," Alvin said. "Full impulse power once we're clear." "Engine core is going critical!" McGee said.
In the cockpit viewports, the docking hatch shuddered open. The Astro Megashuttle slowly moved away from the battered remains of the Astro Megaship.
"Detachment complete," McGee said. "Engaging impulse engines," Abby said. "Core breach in progress!" McGee said.
On McGee's monitors, the Astro Megaship detonated. The shock weave slammed into the Megashuttle. Its computer reported, "Primary stabilizers are off-line. Engaging secondary systems."
"Report!" Alvin yelled over the screeching of strained metal. "Helm controls are off-line!" Abby shouted.
The atmosphere of an unknown planet rushed up to the Megashuttle. In such an instance, there was only one thing that could be said.
And Johnny chose to say it: "Oh, shit!"
To be continued in
The Chipmunk Tour Saga, Book VII:
"Kingdom Hearts, Part II: 'What You Leave Behind'"