Chapter 1: A New Mission
Snow whipped around him as he stood atop a steep mountain. A voice came through his earpiece, "Xander, the wind is too strong, we have to call it off!" Xander smiled. "The wind just makes it more worth while, just kept the chopper and the camera steady." He jumped forward and began speeding down the mountain on his snowboard, coming closer and closer to the large snow jump they made a week before. The chopper was ahead, just to his left. Xander commanded into his microphone, "Move to your left, I need better angle!" A young woman gave him a look, and yelled back "You're not really going through with this? You'll be killed!" Xander gained speed and hit the ramp. "Welcome to the XANDERZONE!" He flew through the air in an upside-down 720, and locked his board on the landing runs of the chopper.
The young woman opened the door, "Xander, one of these days. You will miss." She gave a little smile, "I hope your insurance covers death!" Xander looked u at her, "Yelena, insurance is for the guys who think they're gonna fall, not me!" They both laughed, as Xander pulled himself up. "Did you get the footage?" Yelena smiled "Of course, what else am I here for?" Xander looked at her, "Uhh, maybe to make sure your future husband doesn't kill himself doing something stupid?" Yelena looked at him, then down at her engagement ring Xander gave her only 2 weeks before. She smiled, "I guess, but you always do stupid things, I'm used to it by now." Xander looked at her with his mouth open. "Oh, all I do is stupid?" Yelea laughed, "No, no, I didn't mean it like that!" Xander laughed, "How about this?" He pumped her elbow, and the control stick slipoed, they got caught in an updraft and began and upside-down tailspin. Yelena regained control of the plane. "ARE YOU INSANE?" Xnader just laughed, and she began to laugh a little too. "What will I do with you Xander?"
Later that night
The phone rang. "Hello?" Xander was lying face down on the sofa. "Xander? It's Gibbons." Xander sat up "Gibbons?" The man on the phone laughed, "You forgot about me, it's only been a year, does 'Kiss my ass scar face' ring any bells?" Xander stood up, "Ohhhh, Frankenstein, whatsup?" Gibbons got serious, "You tell, have you been watching the news? The FBI has reason to suspect that Anarchy 99 is reassembling." Xander's heart sank, "But that's impossible, Yorgi' dead!" Gibbons sighed, "Yes, but he had a nephew, his only living relative, he's 24 according to our records. We went to go check him out, and he was gone, he ran a few days before. We found copies of plans for an 'AHAB 2.0', but they weren't legitimate. We figure he took the real ones with him. Since then there have been countless cases of scientists kidnapped, and a shipment of biochemical hijacked."
Xander interrupted, "You think they're making another Ahab?" Yelena walked in at that moment. "WHAT!" She dropped her glass. "Who are you talking?" Xander put his hand up, "Calm down Yelena." She screamed "CALM DOWN? I spent 2 years watching them build that kill machine, if another one is in planning I want to know, NOW!" Xander looked away, "What do you want from me?" Gibbons answered, "You still have that cell, I gave you?" Xander sighed, "Yeah." Gibbons chuckled, "Really, I figured it be dead by now, I'll send directions to that, meet me at my office tomorrow, alone.