Author: Kusa PM
The story of one Kat's struggle to remember his past while living the life he chose. (Never was any good with summaries)Rated: Fiction T - English - Chapters: 7 - Words: 6,083 - Reviews: 9 - Updated: 12-19-12 - Published: 10-07-12 - id: 8588558
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Lunchtime came as a steel blue dodge charger pulls up to the front of an apartment complex, the engines are shut down before a silver furred tom with short orange hair steps out. Grabbing a cap from the dashboard and a small toolbox from the passenger seat. The tom sets the security before walking towards the complex entrance, putting on his cap, he enters the lobby before making for the lifts. Getting inside he finds one empty before taking it to the top floor, his mind wondering if they ever had plans to replace the awful elevator music. Arriving at the top floor, he steps out as a, she-kat bumps into him, startled she drops her bags and bends down to puck them up "I'm sorry, should of looked where, I was going." The tom shakes his head picking up the stuff that had fallen out of a bag, putting them back in "It's ok, I should of seen you coming, no need to apologize." He picks up the refilled bag before handling it back to her, noticing her side arm under her jacket but doesn't say anything "Here you go" He felt strange for a moment, but quickly dismissed it. She smiles "Thankyou for that." He smiles in return before heading down the hallway.
Knocking on the door to the apartment opposite the stairwell he waits a moment before the door opens revealing a middle aged tom with reddish golden fur who gestures for him to come inside "Soran...Was starting to think you'd forgotten me" Soran chuckled before giving the older tom, a hug "Na, dad, just been a bit busy of late" The older tom laughs softly "I can relate, finally was told to take a holiday, You had lunch yet?" Soran shakes his head "Nope, figured I'd get some here, you want some help?" The tom shakes his head laughing "Typical of you to get a free meal, and no I may no longer be a field Enforcer, doesn't mean I cannot take, care of myself." Soran looks over at the wall, which had several pictures of the family, next to those there were some awards, walking over he looks at one in particular, it was an award for bravery with the name Colonel Cody Pawson underneath it. Soran looks at it as the memory of the event enters his mind.
Seven years ago.
He had just been arriving home from high school, setting his bag down he enters the living room to watch some TV. He hears the phone ring the voice of his mother answering it, her voice goes from calm to concern before he hears the phone hang up. She enters the room "Soran?" He stands up seeing the concern in her eyes "What is it Mom?" Her voice carries her worry "That was the hospital, your father's jet was shot down.." "Is dad okay?" Soran asks worried. "He is in bad shape, but the doctors said, he'll pull through" She hugs Soran.
The Memory jumps forward a few days showing Soran entering the hospital room, Cody was sitting up in the bed giving some annoyed looks at the doctor who was checking him "Look, doc, I'm bloody fine, when can I get out of here?" The doctor shakes his head "You are lucky to be alive, the crash alone was enough, then what you did after that, Reckless is all I can say" The doctor exits the room and Soran walks over to the bed, he notices his father having multiple bandages on his chest and abdomen, but then his gaze looks down noticing that Cody's right leg was missing from the thigh down.
Soran's flashback was ended as his father walks up beside him, his gaze noticing the award "Bah, I didn't need any award, all I did was any other Enforcer would of." Soran laughs a little "Not many enforcers are as stubborn as you, dad" clapping a hand on his father's shoulder. Cody shakes his head "Only thing I regret about that day, it resulted in me being put from field work to desk duty, now I spend my time sorting out sensitive info for the EISOC, anyway, lunch is ready" He smiled while heading towards the table where two plates with sandwiches and glasses of milk were waiting, before sitting down Cody re-adjusted his prosthetic leg before sitting down himself, resting his cane against the table side. The next few hours passed with ease as they chatted about what they had been getting up to lately.
After fixing the air cooler which had been playing up Soran hugged his father before leaving the apartment and catching the next lift to the lobby. Exiting the complex he gets into his vehicle before driving off. Arriving back at his house on the outskirts of the city he parks the charger in the second garage before entering the first where he places his toolkit down. Opening a door opposite the house entrance he scans his paw on a reinforced blasted door before heading down a flight of stairs.
Reaching the bottom of the stairs he flicks on a light revealing an underground bunker, to the left was a bench with numerous gadgets and blueprints along with an assortment of tools. To the right was several doors, clearly leading to other parts of the bunker, next to the workbench there was a locker containing several black outfits and two pairs of thruster boots, along with two black metal helmets with blue sensor slits for eyes. On the front of the locker the name Shadow was painted on. Smiling to himself Soran looked over to the other side of the hanger, a small smile appearing on his face "Well, I better ensure everything is in top shape for the next time, I encounter those Swat Kats, they are in for quite the surprise."
(Author's Notes: I know I put the Author's notes at the bottom of the chapter, anyway, just wanted to point out that the EISOC stands for Enforcer Internal Security Operations Command. Anyway, hope you enjoyed this chapter, I'll have the next one up when I can, the next one will be more intense, I assure you.)