AN: Okay, I'm really really sorry if I get any Buzz Lightyear terminology or expressions wrong… I already know some of them are wrong. I have tried to watch some episodes for reference but as much as I wish I could rewatch every episode; I don't have enough time. Also, this might take me a while to update… I'm sorry in advance. Wooh, that was a depressing author's note. On I lighter note, I tried my best to keep the characters in character and such, so I hope you enjoy!
Disclaimer: I do not own Buzz Lightyear of Star Command. If I did, Marred would have happened a long time ago, and 42 would have never existed… or she would be in a black hole.
"XR, status report!"
"Well, I'm feeling pretty good right now, although I am kinda hungry."
Booster chuckled as I rolled my eyes. "Come on, XR."
"Okay, okay. Hold your hornets!" he shuffled around in the darkness, treading on my foot in the process, undoubtedly looking for his scanner. I took in a sharp intake of breath but chose not to say anything for once.
"There are no signs of human or animal life." he said, his robot eyes illuminating the scanner.
"What about machinery?" whispered Buzz.
"Just a parsec… Ah- here we go!" the whole hallway seemed to light up as a million tiny dots popped up on the scanner. XR stared at the screen, his eyes wide. "Okay, either the hornets had a little too much fun in the hive, or Zurg ordered himself a whole lotta more robots."
I slapped myself on the forehead. "I say we go with the other one. Let's head out."
"Now wait just a moment, Ranger Nova!" said Buzz, holding me back before I could get anywhere. "I think we should split up."
"Split up?!" I yelled. Booster gave me the 'shh' sign behind Buzz's back. I lowered my voice. "Buzz, are you crazy? We're on Planet Z, and there are like, ten thousand robots in there, and you want us to split up!?"
"Ranger Nova, calm down!" said Buzz, putting a hand over my mouth.
I hung my head. "Sorry sir." I muttered.
"Yes, well, I too would like to know what you are thinking, Buzz." said XR in a mockingly intelligent tone. I was tempted to roll my eyes again.
"If we split up, then we can attack from each side." explained Buzz calmly.
"Gee guys, why don't you listen to Buzz more often? He's always right!" exclaimed Booster.
"Thank you Booster. Now, XR, Mira, you guys take the right. Booster and I will go left. Contact me when you reach the main door to Zurg's evil lair." said Buzz.
Of course! Booster and Buzz always teamed up. And I was always stuck with… XR. Not that I minded that much. I mean, he was pretty funny. It was just that his sarcasm and excessive flirting could really irk a girl.
"Remind me why we had to come to Planet Z again…" said XR as we crept down the hall.
"Because, XR, Star Command got a tip off that Zurg was transporting something really big from Trade World to here. And we were assigned to go find out what the heck it is." I explained.
"Um, well, judging by the gazillion red dots on the scanner, I would guess it was a new shipment of robots."
"We don't know that for sure! Remember the last cargo that Zurg ordered?"
"Oh don't remind me…" said XR, shuddering. We walked in silence for a while. For once, the little guy had nothing to say. I felt kind of bad for bringing up NOS-4-A2 around him. He seemed really-
"I don't get why we don't just blow up this dump from Star Command with like a maniacal weapon of demonic doom or something?" XR interrupted my thought process.
"Hmm, I don't know? Did'ya ever think that it was maybe because Star Command banned maniacal weapons?!" I asked derisively.
"Bad call on Pop's part." said XR. I sighed. We had reached the door that lead to Zurg's main chamber.
"Let me contact Buzz." I said, holding up my arm and pressing the talk button on my suit. "Buzz Lightyear, come in Buzz Lightyear. This is Mira. Do you read me?"
"Loud and clear ranger." said Buzz's voice. "Uh, you might want to be a bit quieter."
"Sorry." I whispered quickly, anxious to get on with the task at hand. "Ready to go?"
"Yep, we're stationed right in front of Zurg's door. On the count of 3! 1… 2… 3!"
XR blasted down the door and we ran inside, lasers and guns at the ready. Except there was nothing to shoot at… Thousands of robots lined the walls, but none of them seemed to be moving, or awake for that matter. And they weren't hornets either. They were all different looking… Some were tiny, some were large. They all had different colors, and some looked male, others female.
"Buzz, what's going on?" I heard Booster ask from across the room.
"I don't know Booster, but I don't like it one bit."
I turned to see where Buzz and Booster were, but instead I saw an extremely huge machine sitting in the middle of the room.
"I think we found our cargo." I said in awe.
XR wheeled over to me, blinking his yellow eyes. "Now that is what you'd call a maniacal weapon."
"I'd say so…" I said, still staring at the… was it a ray gun? I wandered over to it and saw writing on its side. "CAUTION: ONLY TO BE USED ON HUMANS. SIDE EFFECTS FOR ROBOTS ARE UNKNOWN."
I glanced at XR nervously. "Buzz!" I yelled across the room. "I think we had better get-"
I was interrupted by an evil laugh that could only belong to one person.