A/N: Hello again, ladies and gentlemen. This Shepherdboy17, dax0042's best friend and partner. I know that we haven't worked on our Western for some time because life got in the way, but we're back in action. He has given me permission to use his character, Max Parker, for our Western. Anyway, here's chapter 4 to our Western.
The next morning, Tommy and Hector stood before the SWAT Kats, Kain, Tera and Kayla along with Commander Feral and Sheriff Johnson who still can't keep his eyes off of her. The training area had an obstacle course, shooting range and a sparring area.
"Now, to prove what it takes to be a true warrior of the Spirit Walkers, you must learn how to use your powers of teleportation through the wind to all of you. Including you, Thomas, for you also have the power of invisibility. Hector, I sense that you have the ability of super strength and you can move objects with your mind along with Tommy," Tera started.
"Let's get started," Kayla said as she threw punch at Charles, but he dodged it and countered it with wrist grab and held her down.
"Watch it, Kayla, you almost ruined my beautiful face," Charles teasingly scolded as he winked at Kayla.
Kayla laughs as she broke free from his hold and swiped his feet from under him and pinned him down.
"A warrior must learn to keep his guard up all the time and must be aware of unexpected surprises and traps," Kayla said.
Tera turns to face Tommy and Hector and said to them, "Show me your powers, younglings."
Tommy focused on his power as he turned completely invisible and Hector picks up a big, heavy rock and throws it aside.
"Incredible," Razor said.
"I say these two would be good additions to the SWAT Kats," T-Bone said.
Back in Willow Creek Town Hall, Leia Bunny and Callie Briggs appear before Dark Hare as she was escorted by the Omegas. "Dark Hare. Only you could be so bold," Callie started.
"The Omegas Syndicate will not sit still for this. When they hear you've attacked a diplomatic—" Leia began but Dark Hare had the audacity to interrupt.
"Don't act so surprised, young lady. You weren't on any mercy mission this time. Several telegrams and letters were traced to the train you were on by rebels and local Natives. I want to know what happened to the plans they sent you," Dark Hare replied.
"I don't know what you're talking about," Leia said.
"Yeah, haven't your parents told you it is rude to talk down to other people's throat?" Callie lectured.
Leia continued, "I'm a member of the Omegas Syndicate on a diplomatic mission to Willow Creek from New York."
Dark Hare knew she is lying. "You are part of the Willow Creek Rebel Alliance, the SWAT Kats and a traitor. Take them away!"
"Yes, sir," the Omega officer said as he and his men escorted the young ladies to the holding cells along with Felina and Jane Foxworth. Little did they know, Corbin Alred, one of Tommy and Hector's friends, overheard the whole conversation and avoided any detection from the Omegas.
"I must find the SWAT Kats in the Sonora Desert and gather more people for the resistance in Phoenix," Corbin said as he marched out into the desert.
Unbeknownst to Corbin, however, a rattlesnake by the name of Dark Snake sensed an old nemesis is somewhere in the desert and began to follow the young fox. "Lead the way, fox boy," Dark Snake said.
An Omega officer walked with Dark Hare in the halls of town hall as they began their conversation. "Holding her is dangerous. If word of this gets out, it could generate sympathy for the Rebellion in the US Senate."
"I've traced the Rebel spies and Natives to her. Now she is my only link to finding their secret village."
"She'll die before she'll tell you anything."
"Leave that to me," Dark Hare smiled. "Send a distress call on the telegram line from here to Phoenix and then inform the Senate in Washington, D.C. that all aboard were killed."
At that moment, another Omega came by the two and said to Dark Hare, "Lord Hare, the Trojan Horse plans are not aboard on the train and no mail or telegram messages were made. A push cart was seen leaving the area during the fighting, but we didn't anyone on board."
"She must've hidden the plans on the push cart. Send a detachment of our best men to retrieve them—see to it personally, Commander. There'll be no one to stop us this time."
"Yes, sir," the Omega said as he began assembling a detachment.
("May It Be (From "The Lord of the Rings: The Fellowship of the Ring")" by Enya)
Back at the village, Tommy was reading one of his favorite gospels, Luke Chapter 10, from the Holy Bible, The Parable of the Good Samaritan. "But because he wished to justify himself, he said to Jesus, "And who is my neighbor?" Jesus replied, "A man fell victim to robbers as he went down from Jerusalem to Jericho. They stripped and beat him and went off leaving him half-dead. A priest happened to be going down that road, but when he saw him, he passed by on the opposite side. Likewise, a Levite came to the place, and when he saw him, he passed by on the opposite side. But a Samaritan traveler who came upon him was moved with compassion at the sight. He approached the victim, poured oil and wine over his wounds and bandaged them. Then he lifted him up on his own animal, took him to an inn and cared for him. The next day he took out two silver coins and gave them to the innkeeper with the instruction, 'Take care of him. If you spend more than what I have given you, I shall repay you on my way back.' Which of these three, in your opinion, was neighbor to the robbers' victim?" He answered, "The one who treated him with mercy." Jesus said to him, "Go and do likewise.""
"Hey, Tommy!" Hector called as he was playing with the village kids in a game of lacrosse. "Want to play defense with us? We can use another player!"
"Sure! I'll be there," Tommy said as he was putting his Bible back in his backpack and joined his best friend with the kids.
However, Jake, along with Chance, who are also at the village are greatly concerned for Tommy's welfare because he told them that he had been having bad dreams about his sister and family back home in Willow Creek. He had been to Kayla before, but she told that it was probably a case of over imagination. But Tommy's convinced that the dreams he had been experiencing are real and he can't just ignore them. Sooner or later, he, Hector and the SWAT Kats will have to go back to Willow Creek and rescue Callie and other townspeople for the rebellion.
Out in the desert, a detachment of Omegas was at the train tracks where the push cart stopped with evidence showing that two people were pushing the cart out on the tracks and into the desert.
"Someone was pushing the cart along with another person. The footprints lead into that direction," the Omega officer said as he saw the footprints heading North towards Utah.
"Look, sir. Spirit Walkers," an Omega said as he found a ring with the symbol of the Spirit Walkers on it.
Back with Corbin, he stopped in the middle of the desert while resting out in the open. When suddenly…
"He is dead…" said a dark, mocking, crying voice. "He is dead."
"No," Corbin said as he recognized that voice belonged to Dark Snake.
"You've led me to him.
"No," Corbin said again, sounding serious this time.
"You've failed your friends."
"No," Corbin said as he turned his head left to see a dark shadow hovering over him.
"You will die!" Dark Snake yelled as he drew his sword.
"No!" Corbin yelled as he drew his sword and swung his sword at Dark Snake, only to find out it was really nothing there and he collapsed. Dark Snake laughed as Corbin started to drift off.
Then, another unknown figure saw the young fox and he approached him. Corbin could tell it was hooded kat but he was too weak to get up and he went to sleep from exhaustion.
Back with Tommy, he was having another dream with Callie calling for him for help as he was asleep outside of the village. "No," he moaned as he was going through the dream.
"Tommy! Help me!" Callie pleaded.
"No. Callie, no."
"Tommy!" Callie pleaded as she screamed.
The screaming stopped as Tommy woke up with his eyes shot open. "No. No,"
At the same time, Corbin woke up on the desert floor to see there was an open fire keeping him warm and a horse. He turned his head left to see the same hooded figure attending to the fire.
"You're in the wrong place, Corbin Alred," said the figure.
"Carter? Carter Delsin?" Corbin asked as he recognized him.
"I am and when you have your strength, I will help you on your way," Carter said as he got up.
"On my way?" Corbin asked. "No, I came here to find you and the SWAT Kats. To warn you and the SWAT Kats."
"Yes. Eh, you know?"
"One doesn't survive as long as I have been foolish or unprepared. Snake is an old adversary and a persistent one of that. He killed my master, Wild Horse, when I was his apprentice."
"We can fight him together."
"I had no intention of fighting him and that seems inevitable now."
"You don't understand. You and the SWAT Kats are the answer. The visions told me. They said you and the SWAT Kats would be the one to defeat Dark Kat and the Pastmaster."
"Hmm. That's the first I've heard of it."
"The Rebellion needs you. We need you to defeat the Omegas."
"What you need you already have. Unfortunately, you seemed to be letting it all go," Carter consoled.
"But, if I had what I needed, why would the visions lead me to you?" Corbin asked as he was confused about what's going on.
"They didn't. Snake did," Carter told the truth to Corbin. "Snake used your desire to do good, to deceive you, and in doing so, he has altered the course of many things. He knows your fears, your heart, and he manipulated the truth which has led you here. Where you should have never been."
"But the visions, they tell the truth."
"Do they?" Carter asked in curiosity. "The truth is often what we make of it. You heard what you wanted to hear. Believed what you wanted to believe. And now the only one who has gained anything from all of this is…"
"Me," Snake finished as he appeared in front of Corbin and Carter. They can tell that he has found what he had been searching for all these years since the American Civil War and wanted to settle it once and for all.
Corbin got up from his seat as he was ready to fight him, but Carter stopped him and pulled him back down. "You must go now," Carter said.
"I've led him to you. Let me make it right," Corbin said as he tried to make things right.
"That is not your responsibility," Carter reassured the young fox. "I will mend this old wound."
Carter leads Corbin to his horse and he got up on the horse. "Ride North. That is your way out. Your way home and to the SWAT Kats."
Corbin started to ride North where he will find the village and the SWAT Kats. "See you soon, apprentice," Dark Snake said. He turns his gaze towards Carter and he sighs. "Look what has become of you. A rat in the desert."
"Look what I've risen above," Carter said as he was the master of his own tribe and a well-known wizard.
"I have come to kill you, but perhaps it's worst to leave you here festering in your squalor."
"If you define yourself by your power to take life, what desire to dominate to possess when you have nothing?"
Snake hissed as he drew his sword from his scabbard. "Then what do you have?!" Snake asked as he hit the sand and it took out the fire. The light from his blade and the full moon caused enough lighting to see the old foes' faces. "Why have you come to this place? Not simply to hide. Oh, you have a purposed here. Perhaps you are protecting something. No, protecting someone," he smiled.
Carter drew his mystical sword as he was ready to fight his foe one last time. "Keep away from him!" Carter warned.
Dark Snake had drawn his second blade out of his sword and has become a bladed staff. The men readied themselves as Snake was the first to start the duel. Snake tried to hit high and then low, but Carter block those attacks and sliced in between Snake's bladed staff.
Then, Dark Snake was defeated as he laid down dying in Carter's arms. "Tell me, is he the Chosen One?" Snake asked.
"He is," Carter said.
"He… will… avenge us," Snake breathed his last words as he died.
Carter, moved with compassion, closed Snakes eyes as he forgave his old adversary for killing his master. The next morning, Carter rode his horse in the desert to see a small farm that belonged to the Hopps family in the distance.
"Luke! Luke!" a woman called for his nephew as Carter saw a young, rabbit boy running towards his aunt's voice. He knew he is Luke Hopps and he acts like the guardian angel for the rabbit that reminded him of his old friend, Jack Rabbit.
Back in Kain's village, Tommy and Hector stood up straight with their eyes closed in the canyon overlooking desert as the sun rises. They could tell that Kayla, along Jake and Chance were coming up behind them with Slasher and Zodiac, the members of the Willow Creek Resistance. Kayla was about to leave when Tommy said, "Don't go."
"We don't want to disturb you two, especially you, Tommy," Jake said.
"Your presence is soothing," Hector said.
"You had another nightmare last night did you, Tommy?" Chance asked out in concern.
"Warriors don't have nightmares."
"I heard you," Kayla said.
"In fact, we all did, boy," Kain said as he came up behind Jake and the others.
"Look, we know it sounds crazy, but it felt so real," Hector said.
"I was up all night with my own dreams, now you two are going to put up my day with yours?" Chance asked.
"No, just listen," Kayla said.
"I saw my sister, Callie," Tommy confessed.
"I also saw my mother, brothers and cousin," Hector added.
"They're suffering, guys. We saw them as clearly as we see you all now," Tommy said as he and Hector turned to face their friends.
Hector walked closed to the edge of the canyon. "They're in trouble. We know we're disobeying your order to stay in the village, Chief Kain, but we have to go," Hector said as he walked towards Jake and Chance.
"We have to help them and our friends," Tommy said as he was showing great concern on his face.
"Tommy, Hector, no!" Zodiac said. "You two are not going out there alone. We're going with you."
"Me too," Slasher said as he readied his Japanese weapons from Japan.
"You can count on us too," Kayla said as she winked at them as Charles came by her side as Jake and Chance.
"We're sorry. We don't have a choice," Tommy said.
Then, Kayla and Kain sensed someone is coming from the South. "What is it, Kayla?" Tera asked.
"I sense a fox boy name Corbin and he's coming this way."
"Ready the warriors! It could be a trap," Kain ordered.
That's when Tommy brought out his binoculars and saw that it was indeed Corbin and Black Star riding alongside him. "Wait! It's okay, I see Black Star and it's not a trap."
The two boys went to the village entrance and saw Corbin riding at full speed on a horse.
"Tommy! Hector!" Corbin said as he rode and stopped at the entrance.
"It's okay, Black Star. He's one of our friends back at Willow Creek," Hector said.
"I found him hiding in one of the canyons. At first, I thought he was an enemy spy for the Omegas, but he has important information in regards to something called the "Trojan Horse plans" and a rabbit named Leia Bunny," Black Star said.
"I also saw your sister with Dark Hare, Tommy," Corbin said,
"I know, I had these dreams about her and we're going back home to Willow Creek to save her and our friends," Tommy said as he got up on his horse along with his friends and rode out into the Sonora Desert back to Willow Creek.
Later that evening…
The SWAT Kats, Kayla, Charles, Slasher, Zodiac, Tommy and Hector arrived back at Willow Creek to see that the Omegas have taken complete control over the town. People who had the courage to object against Dark Kat and his men were either enslaved to work in the gold mines or hanged. It has broken Tommy's heart to see his best friends, Wally and Joey Hemingway and Harvey O'Connell, are at the gold mines digging in the dangerous conditions and Harvey's father's books were taken away and burned by Dark Kat's Omegas.
Hector saw his mother and young brothers, Justin and Christian Feral, being held at a prisoner of war reeducation camp where the conditions are horrendous. Hector walked to the wired fence and his mother and brothers walked to Hector who's on the other side. "Mom, Justin, Christian," Hector said sadly.
"Hector," Helena joyfully said to see her little boy and Thomas are back safe and sound.
"Big brother," Justin said.
"You've got to get us out of here," Christian pleaded.
"I will. The SWAT Kats are here to rescue Callie and save many lives as we can," Hector said as he left.
"We'll come back for you and Hector's brothers and my family as well," Tommy called as they left.
"I know you will," Christian said as he got on his knees and started praying for God to watch over Hector and his friends.
The team stopped in the middle of the town as Hector noticed Natasha was getting attacked by a pig who pulled out a knife at her after she refused his advances toward her. "Help! Someone!" she cried for help.
"Silence, little girl! You will do as I tell you whether you like it or not, sweetheart," the pig said as he put the knife to her throat and gave an evil smile.
This made Hector's blood boil over and he started seeing red as he stepped in to protect Natasha.
"Hector!" Zodiac called.
"Get your filthy hands off of her, you evil pig!" Hector ordered as he punched the assailant's head up gave a hard-low kick to the stomach as he crashed into a stable. The horses ran out as the pig came out.
"You have a death wish, kid?" the pig asked. "This ain't your business! Now get lost or do you want to die with her?"
"She said no to you and 'no' means 'no.' Now, you listen to me now, you heartless son of a bitch. If that girl's father is around here, he'd kick your lard ass down, so I'm gonna have to do it for him. If I see her with a bruise or a black eye, you get a scar or collapsed lung. If I see her with a limb or any injury you inflicted upon her whether it's physical, emotional or psychological, you get the crutches or the wheelchair by the time I'm finished with you!" Hector warned as that surprised everyone around him and Natasha as he scared the pig to the bone.
"Do you hear me?" Hector asked as the pig was just scared to answer his question.
"Do you hear me?" he asked again. And again, the pig remained silent. "Hey, I'm gonna take that as a 'yes.' Now leave this town and don't you ever come back or you'll be sorry."
Without saying a word, the pig hightailed out of town as a trail of dust was behind him.
Hector turned his attention to Natasha as he helped her up to face him. "Are you okay, Natasha?"
"Yes, I'm alright. Thank you for protecting me," she said.
"Anytime," Hector smiled.
"Um, Romeo and Juliet," T-Bone called for the duo's attention. "We have a rescue mission to take care of."
"Right. Natasha, you go with Charles and Kayla. I'll go with the SWAT Kats, Tommy, Zodiac and Slasher to find Callie, take back the armory and free the prisoners at the reeducation camp and gold mine."
"Be careful," Natasha said as she left with Charles and Kayla.
Tommy, Hector, and the SWAT Kats have entered the saloon. They saw Jake's gay cousin, Max Parker, at the bar as he was whooping at the lion bartender, who's showing off at his sexy, muscular body off. Razor was the first to walk up to Max. "Enjoying the show as Dark Kat turned the saloon into a strip club?" Razor asked.
Max turned around to see his cousin is back. "Jake, you're back man!" Max quietly cried as he hugged his cousin and Razor returned the hug.
"I'm glad that you're alright, Max."
Max noticed Tommy and Hector are playing at the craps table on a winning streak as many patrons were cheering them on. "I'm also glad to see that you and T-Bone have found Tommy and Hector safe and sound."
"Yeah, we've found them in a remote Indian village out of town in the Sonoran Desert. We're also finding Callie. Have any leads?"
"She's being held at town hall with Jane Foxworth, Felina Feral, and a Leia Bunny. I also have heard something called "the staff of time." It's a magical weapon that the legendary Carter Delsin used to travel throughout time in the past, present and future. Unfortunately, it was stolen from him by the Pastmaster. Then, the Pastmaster teamed up with Dark Kat and brought Dark Hare into the mix as well. They are looking for children who are sensitive to magic or have supernatural powers. But most importantly, Dark Hare is obsessed with finding two children called, Leia Bunny and Luke Hopps."
"Do you have any idea where we can find the staff of time?"
"It's in town hall with Callie. If we can get in there and free them, we should be able to get the staff as well."
"Good thinking, Max. You've been a lot of help," Charles said.
"Hector, T-Bone and I will retake the armory," Zodiac began. "Tommy and Slasher will find the keys to the mine and reeducation camp. Razor and Max will free Callie and Leia."
"Got it," Razor said as he and Max left.
Back with Tommy and Hector, they felt like they might even be lucky enough to win all the loot.
"Hot dawg," the bartender exclaimed. "These fellas can't lose!"
"Nice run, boys!" laughed Dark Kat. The young friends gasped to see the saloon's new owner – Dark Kat himself! "Now, how about we raise the stakes?" he suggested with a toothy grin.
"Win one more roll, and all the loot in my saloon is yours! But if you lose, I'll have your souls! Deal?" Dark Kat asked as he held up the dice.
Hector, blinded by quick, easy riches, agrees and throws the dice.
"Good gosh, Hector, no!" Tommy screamed as he knew and understood the danger but it was too late.
"Snake eyes! You lose!" Dark Kat laughed as he towered over Tommy and Hector trembling in fear. "Now, about those souls..."
("Let Me Be Good to You")
At that moment, Kayla appears on stage to distract Dark Kat and his men as Tommy and Hector sneak out quietly. The men in crowd were entranced by Kayla's beautiful singing voice and attractive looks as she winked at Charles just to make him blush deep red.
"Guards in place!" one Omega called.
"Reporting all clear, sir!" another Omega called.
"The Hell with this," one of the Omegas said as he and another Omega, named Hickory, were bored to death on guard duty. "I'm going downstairs to get something to drink and watch this Kayla chick on stage tonight. Need something?"
"Yeah, give me a glass of bourbon," Hickory said.
"And a shot of bourbon."
"And a bourbon chaser."
"Yeah, yeah! I'll get your damn bourbon!"
"Don't worry about the door, man," Hickory said as he closed the door. Plays with his revolvers a bit until he looks out the window as he felt a wind blew into his face. He looks outside to see it was nothing until he was caught off guard by Slasher who strangled him from behind with a piano wire and Tommy knocked him out with stone club.
"I got the mine and reeducation camp key," Tommy said.
"Good work, kid," Slasher complimented. "Now, let's go free those people in the mines and camp.
"You got it."
Hector, T-Bone and Zodiac fought off many guards with their fists, guns, bow and arrow, and knives as they retook the armory. Soon, every guard was now either dead or captured. "Get the guns, knives, ammo, dynamite and other supplies for the journey back to the village," T-Bone said.
"Roger that," Zodiac said as he loaded up the wagon with Hector who's carrying heavy loads with his strength.
Tommy went to the prison camp as he freed his family along with Hector's and other friends' families. Meanwhile, Slasher went into the mines to take out the guards who were whipping at the miners and freed them all, including Wally, Joey and Harvey.
"Slasher?" Harvey asked.
"The SWAT Kats, Tommy and Hector, and my good friend, Zodiac, are here to rescue you and the people of this town," Slasher said.
"I bet my father must be pretty mad for the Omegas burning his books at his antiquities and book store."
"Yeah, no kidding, mate," Wally said.
"We have to get out of here and get help from Nevada, California, Utah and Colorado. Turmoil's gone crazy," Joey said.
"This whole town's gone crazy," Slasher said.
"Oh, we're not crazy," Turmoil called as Slasher drew his Ninja sword, ready for battle as T-Bone joined in the fight as they saw Turmoil come in with two wooden tonfa fighting sticks. "We've just embraced the power of the Dark Side."
"Stand aside, Turmoil. Don't make us hurt you," T-Bone said.
"Hah. You won't," Turmoil said as she stood aside as a giant bat came out and lets out a screech. "He won't let you."
"Good lord," T-Bone said.
"You hit her on the ground. I'll get the bat in the air," Slasher said as he started climbing up on the walls and avoids the bat's aerial attacks. T-Bone fights Turmoil with his sword as he was leading the Tommy's friends to safety.
The fight between Slasher and the bat had turned out to be a fight for survival. The bat came at him at every angle as Slasher gets throw about like a rag doll as he hit the floor. Then, he saw a bow and arrow. He quickly aimed it and fired the arrow at the bat's heart and killed it.
The fight with Turmoil and T-Bone was as intense as Slasher's as he fought hard with Turmoil as she sneaks up on him unnoticed and hit him. But this did not deter T-Bone from fighting against her. He learned to track her by using his sense of smell from her perfume and defeats her.
"Okay. You've won. The children and people are yours and the SWAT Kats. There's no need to kill me now," Turmoil admitted.
"You are a slave to the Dark Side. We'd be doing the town a favor," T-Bone said.
"It's not my fault. Dark Hare abandoned me here. The Omegas are evil. They corrupted me. But you… you can save me. Just let me get away from here," Turmoil said.
"No, don't do it. It's a trick," Wally said as he was calling off her bluff.
"Just let me go, and I'll turn my back on the Dark Side," Turmoil said as she left and T-Bone let her go free.
"That one…" Professor Hackle began. "She reminds me too much of another warrior who turned to the Dark Side. You shouldn't have let her go free."
"You really think she's free? She'll carry the memories of what she's done here… forever…," T-Bone said.
"She just needs guidance. I'll see if I can help after this whole thing with Dark Kat and Dark Hare is over," Slasher said.
At town hall, Razor and Max snuck in without alerting the guards and made their way to the archives. There, they found the staff of time.
"Looks like you were right, Max. It does exist," Razor said as he picked it up. Then, they went into the future to grab advanced weapons, power armor, vehicles and aircraft.
"This stuff is so awesome!" Max said as he looked at the blueprints they collected.
"Come on, we've got to save Callie and the others," Razor said as they exited the room.
In one room, Callie was pacing back in forth in the mayor's office as Jane, Felina, and Leia were in the same room with her. When suddenly, they saw the door was opened to see Razor and Max Parker.
"Razor! Max!" Callie gasped to see the heroes rescue her and the other three girls.
"Aren't you too short to be a bounty hunter?" Leia asked.
Max walked up to Leia and removed his hat. "I'm with the resistance and we're here to take you to Kain's village in the desert," Max said.
"Kain?" Felina asked.
"There's no time for that now. We've got to get out of here," Jane said as she opened the window and climbed out using a robe.
"Ladies first," Razor said as he escorted Callie to the window and she climbed down to Razor's horse and he got on with her.
Leia and Felina also climbed down to Felina's twin brother, Perseus Feral, wagon with Zodiac, T-Bone and Slasher.
Behind them was Tommy, Hector, the escaped slaves and prisoners with Lt. Steele. As they marched out into the desert to the village, Jane and Lt. Steele argue, Perseus looked tired as Zodiac and Slasher turned their gaze at him in the wagon full of food and supplies.
"What's wrong, Percy?" Alex asked.
"Is anyone else getting tired of Nate and Jane's love/hate thing?" Percy asked.
"What do you mean?" Alex asked again.
"You know, the way they argue like an old married couple to mask their true romantic feelings for each other?"
"Hold up. Do you mean when they argue like an old married couple that means they love each other?" Zodiac asked.
"Exactly," Percy said.
"Oh, I see. So, when Nate tells me that he hates when I sneeze on his stuff, he loves it?" Alex asked.
"And when Jane tells me that she would love for me to stay 100 feet away from her at all times, she wants me to stand right next to her?" Zodiac asked as he stood next to Jane and she immediately pushes him away.
"You know what? Forget I mention it," Percy said as he moved his eyes up to the sky as he had enough of Slasher's and Zodiac's ignorance.
In front of the group was Razor and Callie as they rode on Razor's horse. "You have a neck for getting into trouble," Razor said as Callie laughed.
"You have a neck for saving my life. I think I have a SWAT Kat stalker," Callie smiled.
"I was in the neighborhood."
'You are… amazing."
"Some people don't think so," Razor admitted.
"But you are."
"Nice to have a fan."
"Don't I get to say thank you this time?" Callie asked as she moved her hands to Razor's mask and Razor stopped his horse.
"Wait," Razor said as he moved her hands to his mask and Callie unmasked him to see it was Jake Clawson.
"Jake!" Callie gasped as she kissed him deeply and he returned her kiss.
"No way, my best friend, Jake is the SWAT Kat Razor?" Tommy asked in surprise, then jumped and shouted in joy. "Yes! My favorite hero is Jake!"
They reached at Kain's village and Commander Feral made an announcement. "Listen up! I expect the best and I give the best!" Commander Feral called as he picks up a wooden barrel. "Here's the beer!"
The crowd cheered as the 7th Calvary gathered around. "Here's the entertainment," Kain said as he brought out balls to play with the outsiders.
"Have fun! That's an order!" Commander Feral called.
"Thank you, Commander!" Perseus said as he was playing Dixie with the violin.
The crowd started to dance and have fun as country music started in the village. As the party was going on, Hector and Natasha were sitting together at one of the canyons and look into the beautiful sunset and landscape.
"So, Natasha," Hector began. "Tell me more about yourself."
"Well, I came here when the Civil War ended in 1865. Around that time, my father worked hard to make sure that me, my mother, sisters and brother were provided for. I haven't heard from him since he went to Salt Lake City, Utah," Natasha said.
"Sorry to hear that."
"It's okay, you didn't know."
"Speaking of which, I came here in 1865 as well after my father and Uncle James served in the Union Army 7th Calvary along with Ulysses Grant. My father and uncle had seen war at the 1st and 2nd Battle of Bull Run, Fredericksburg, Murfreesboro, Chancellorsville, and especially Gettysburg. They also attended President Lincoln's Gettysburg Address speech after the Battle of Gettysburg and also served with General William Tecumseh Sherman's March to the South Campaign."
"Oh my," Natasha gasped.
"Natasha, I have a question. Do you mind if I ask?" Hector asked.
"Not at all."
"My best friend, Tommy Briggs, said that you were 10 years older than me and that I don't stand a chance with you. Is that true?"
"No, I'm just the same age as you are, silly," she said as she laughed.
Hector felt like a fool to her now as he stammered through with his words. "Don't get me wrong. I came to the saloon just to see you not to be messing with gambling games or anything."
"You're a good young man like your father, Hector," Natasha said as she leaned her head on Hector's right shoulder making him blush.
"I know," Hector said as he looked into her beautiful green eyes with his handsome brown eyes. "Kiss me, watch."
Then, they shared their first kiss of affection.
Unknown to them however, Tommy, Charles and Kayla were watching from a distance as they saw the romantic scene. "Oh, man. I guess I was wrong about Natasha," Tommy admitted.
"Come on, Tommy. You, Hector and Natasha need to get ready for the next show," Kayla said.
The next music performance will be something Jake and Max got for Tommy, Hector and their friends from the future as they like to play with music.
("Wild Horses" by The Sundays)
The music was slow and romantic. Wally was having fun as he came up to Corbin. "Come on, Corbin, ask Fiona for a dance."
"You know what? I'm just going to have another round of root beer," Corbin said as he was getting up but was stopped by Wally.
"Oh, no, you don't," Wally said as he turned him around which made Corbin very nervous as he was facing the beautiful vixen.
"No, no, no. But I can't dance, Wally!" Corbin shouted but it was too late as he was with the other dancers on the dance floor. Wally, just laughed full-heartedly as he attempts to make Corbin more social to girls.
Meanwhile, Charles and Kayla were slow dancing to the music as they stared lovingly in their eyes and kissed for the first time. They kissed deeply even more until Kayla broke the kiss. "What are you planning to do after the party?" Kayla asked.
"Oh, I know what I have in mind. Do you want to guess what it is?" Charles flirted.
"Oh, I know what you want to do," Kayla smiled and they go to her tent.
Kayla closed the tent and opened Charles shirt to reveal that he had been working out like a beast and kissed his chest, then his neck and finally, his lips. She stood up to remove her top and Charles kissed her deeply as Kayla giggled.
"What's so funny, Kayla?" Charles asked.
"Oh, just how things worked out," she said as she looked at the handsome German Shepherd and kissed him back and they laid down on the bed.
"Looks like we're officially a couple, Kayla," Charles said as he broke the kiss and looked into Kayla's beautiful eyes.
"I love you, Charlie. Even though I denied it at first and I pretended to not know you, but I loved you the moment I laid eyes on you as well," Kayla confessed.
This made the German Shepherd to smile and his heart skip a beat to hear those words from the vixen he had a crush on to recuperate his feelings towards her. "I love you, too, Kayla."
"Make love to me, Charlie!" Kayla begged as they made their love making session a hot one.
"Charles! Kayla!" Kain called as Charles quickly hid Kayla under the covers as Kain opened the tent. "Move out. We're under attack by Dark Kat's forces get you stuff together and report to your battle stations."
"Who's that with you, lover boy?" Kain smiled as he knew what's going on.
"Come on out. The jig is up," Charles said as Kayla came out of the covers.
"Kayla, sir. Now, I know what your thinking but I love Charles as much as he loves me and I want to do what we're doing," Kayla said as she tried to get Kain to understand.
Kain smiled as he said, "Make it 20 minutes." Then, he left to gear up for battle.
"20 minutes?" Kayla asked.
"We can do it in 20 minutes, baby doll. That is if you're up to it," Charles smiled.
"You bet I'm up for it," Kayla moaned sensually as they continued their hot love making.