In the far reaches of the galaxy on a planet called Way Out Back, Captain Bragg sat outside his Circus Train. He had some new scum of the universe he had to go catch but first he'd have to drop off his current load of criminals. The Mutants, as they were called, were one of the most disgusting groups of criminals he'd encountered. The Lunatacs were better than them and he hated those Plundarian freaks as well.
"Mandora, Evil Chaser First Class, calling Captain Bragg. Come in Captain Bragg." Bragg made a face and picked up the portable radio's receiver.
"This is Captain Bragg." He responded.
"The prisoner hand over has been moved up to oh-one-hundred hours." Mandora told him. Bragg looked at his watch and realized that that was only two hours from now.
"Why the sudden change in plans?" He asked, a little confused.
"They have to be transferred to the new Penal Planet instead of the first. There was a riot and the situation is not quite under control." The Evil Chaser explained.
"All right. I'll meet you there in a couple hours." Bragg confirmed.
"Excellent. Mandora out." The transmission ended. Captain Bragg picked himself up and headed for the locomotive engine on his train. He revved the engine and shot off into space causing the Mutants in the back cars to be slammed into the back of their cages. Bragg smirked, as he always loved to do that.
On the other side of the galaxy, a leader stood in the mouth of the Cat's Head. He watched the sun come up and saw it's rays stretch across the mountaintops and the plains beneath them. Today would bring about a momentous occasion. The recruits were no longer recruits. They were to become fully-fledged Thunder Guard members and two platoons of them were being sent to look over Third Earth. That would mean that Pumyra, Ben-Gali, Lynx-O, and Tygra would join the rest of the ThunderCats on New Thundera.
Panthro had successfully duplicated the Lockti's technology and with the help of the other Thunderians they had built two interstellar ships capable of holding up to fifty people each. More ships were in the works as Panthro thought they should be ready to escape the planet if necessary. Those ships would be bigger and hold at least one hundred people.
In about two hours, he would be addressing all the peoples of New Thundera and it would be broadcast on Third Earth as well. That was a large amount of people watching him and his stomach churned with nerves.
"I thought I'd find you here." A familiar voice said. "A lot on your mind, huh?"
"A lot would be an understatement. I feel like I'm about to lose last night's dinner." He half smiled and turned to his companion.
"I can imagine. You kept kicking me last night." Cheetara smiled as she wrapped her long slender arms around the lion's neck.
"Sorry about that. I tend to toss and turn when I have a lot in my mind." Lion-O said as he put his arms around her waist.
"Then you must be thinking a lot because I've gotten the bruises to prove it." She teased. The lion smirked and kissed her forehead.
"I don't suppose I could make it up to you in any way." He wondered.
"Hmm I'll think of something." Cheetara said slyly. Their lips met and Lion-O couldn't help but reach down and squeeze her buttocks.
"Oh, you'll pay for that Lord Lion-O." The cheetah said as they separated.
"What did I do?" He asked trying to play innocent. They kissed again before heading down to the kitchen for a bite to eat.
Mumm-Ra watched his bubbling cauldron. He smiled at his cleverness but in the back of his mind he knew that the Ancient Spirits of Evil would love to wipe that smile off his face. With the last attempt to rid himself of the ThunderCats having gone badly, they weren't happy as usual. However, tricking Captain Bragg into believing Mandora had changed the time and place of the prisoner drop off was a bit of genius. Now all he had to do was meet the bounty hunter on the abandoned second Penal Planet and free the Mutants. Then they would be indebted to him and forced to do what he wanted. He laughed and transformed himself into Mandora. With his increased powers it only took a snap of his fingers and the miserable mummy was where he was supposed to be. Now all that was left to do was wait.
To Be Continued…