STORM HAWKS SPECIAL EDITION
Chapter Two: Company and Discovery
So Aerrow and the girl were flying through the air. It was silent after all the fighting. Except for the sounds that Aerrow heard from behind him while the girl was trying to heal herself. Aerrow stopped the skimmer in the air and turned to the girl
"hey are you okay? I saw some of your fight you're pretty good, but it looked like you got badly beaten up. We could rest for the night since it's getting late. You look like you need a break" the girl looked up at him with her deep turquoise eyes and said
"fine but just for the night."
"Oh and also we never formally introduced each other. I'm --"
"Aerrow i know."
"How do you know my name?"
"That's what the Dark Ace called you. That is your name isn't it?"
"Well yea it is, so since you know my name, what's yours?"
"Guess?" the girl said teasing him a bit without him really knowing.
"What? I have to guess your name?"
"Because, it'll b fun. I'll give you a hint, its starts with a K. And don't worry you know my name."
"Well c'mon start guessing. And to help you out I'll answer any yes or no questions you ask."
"Alright, alright." he started to think. "Is your name long?"
"Umm, okay. This is stupid why do i need to guess your name!"
"Because you already know it and i want to make sure you've remember me after all this time."
"Okay-- wait, we've met before."
"Yup" "how long ago?"
"Uh uh uh, i can only answer yes or no questions."
"Right, sorry." he said sort of laughing, she started to laugh too. "You know, now that i think about it; you're laugh, and smile does remind me of someone, vaguely."
"Wait, is that a good thing?"
"I think so." he then turned around and started to pace again trying to remember the girl in his past. After a while of silence, the spotted land that looked safe enough and landed there to camp for the night. As soon as they landed and the girl was getting off she tripped, before she landed on the ground, Aerrow grabbed her and he lifted her up right again. She looked up into his eyes. She started to turn pink and so did Aerrow whenever he saw those eyes. Aerrow let go and turned around. The girl turned around too feeling embarrassed. They both started to laugh awkwardly.
"So, um, where are we?" the girl asked breaking the awkwardness. Aerrow turned around and faced her after he stopped blushing and said
"we're on Terra Amazonia."
"Oh, ok, do u kno--" before she could say more, a voice coming from Aerrow's skimmer said
"Aerrow, Aerrow, come in Aerrow. Where are you? Hello?" the voice, female kept repeated. Aerrow ran to the skimmer and picked up a walky-talky. He started to speak into it. He was whispering so the girl couldn't hear him. She started to wander about; taking in her surroundings. They were at the edge of a huge forest. She could hear a bunch of noises, animals, the wind, but then she smelt something rank and disgusting. Like something died, then she realized, it wasn't the air, well not all of it. She stunk; she needed to take a shower the showers at the prison weren't the best. She was going to find somewhere she could bathe, and then she heard a waterfall. Not too far from where they were. She turned around heading towards Aerrow seeing he was staring at her, she looked at him weirdly. He blushed and said
"oh uh sorry for staring, I'm trying to figure out your name still. Give me another hint."
"Okay," she started to think. "We were friends way back."
"We were? How long ago?"
"I'm only answering yes or no questions remember and I'll give you another hint if you're still stuck later on."
"Okay" he said sort of pouting.
"Anyway while you're thinking, I'll be in the woods."
"Wait, we shouldn't split up"
"but trust me you don't need to go where I'm going"
"Because, if you haven't noticed, i smell like an old jail cell. Getting the picture?"
"Oh, yea i don't need to go with you. But take this just in case you run into trouble." he said throwing her a walky-talky.
"Okay be back soon." and she disappeared behind some trees. Aerrow sat there waiting for about 10 minutes, then he heard a rustle in the bushes, he got up from his spot and took out his daggers, whatever was in the bushes rustled again and he started to sneak forward, once he was about 6 ft away, the girl came out with her hair dripping wet and a new outfit on, she didn't see him but when she did she freaked out.
"OH MY GOD what are you trying to do kill me?!"
"I'm sorry i thought you were a wild animal or worse a Cyclonian. Where'd u get that outfit?"
"Oh i brought it with me in my mini bag." she took out a medium sized purse type thing and Aerrow said
"Yea" she said. "So do u have any more yes/no questions or any guesses?"
"No questions yet but i have guesses. Kelly, Katy, Kaitlin, Kathy, and Keke."
"Nope none of them are right but you were close-ish with 1 of them."
"Which 1?" he asked eagerly.
"Kelly and that's your last hint." Aerrow started to think again. "Hey it's getting pretty late. We should make camp." She suggested
"right, good idea." so the two of them with Aerrow's skimmer made their way into the woods but not too deep just far enough to be hidden from Cyclonians. The girl made a fire and gathered water while Aerrow built some tents and got food. For the rest of the time, they didn't talk much; except for the occasional guessing. A couple of times Aerrow got glimpses of her; still thinking of her name. During his third look, he heard some snarls and some movement in the trees.
"Did you hear that?" he asked the girl. The girl got up from the just lit fire and started to listen. She started to hear the snarls.
"Uh oh." she said but then looked in the distance and gasped. Aerrow turned around and saw small squinting red eyes. It started to come into the clearing. The two of them were frozen in place. It was a humongous black dog like creature. It was eight feet tall which towered over both of them and it was ten ft long. It was snarling, smelling the air. As it crept forward, you could see he wasn't alone. Behind him were two rogues. Both of them were Raptors; a reptilian race who allied themselves with Cyclonus. The big black dog was on a leash. It then turned its direction from Aerrow to the girl. She started to get really scared she was shivering. Aerrow looked at her and got this feeling of déjà vu. A flash back was popping back into his head. He saw a younger girl that looked like the girl on the ground, she had cuts all over and there were shadows towering over her. She was out of breath. Some hope then appeared on her face and the shadows turned around. Behind the shadows was a younger version of Aerrow with a stick sword in his hands. The shadows drifted away from the badly beaten up girl and started to head towards young Aerrow. After some fighting, the shadows that turned out to be kids ran away. Young Aerrow then ran to aid the poor girl and he said Kiley are you okay? the poor girl looked up with turquoise eyes and said I'm okay now. Thanks Aerrow, you're the bestest friend ever. Aerrow then woke up from his little flashback and saw the big dog on top of the girl.
"KILEY!" he yelled while charging at the dog with his blue glowing daggers. The girl looked up with a face of cuts. She looked she was about to cry she was so happy that he finally remembered her name (and maybe a little bit from the deep cuts). He was still charging at the dog and got it off of Kiley. The huge dog was on the ground bleeding from its side which is where Aerrow struck the dog. Aerrow went in front of Kiley and stood his ground; waiting to see if the dog was that tough to get back up. The dog got up, struggling but decided Aerrow was too tough and it ran away as best as he could. The Raptors looked at each other scared now that they tried to pick a fight. And like the dog, they ran away as fast as they possibly could. Aerrow relaxed a bit and turned around and kneeled down to Kiley.
"Are you alright Kiley?" he said sweetly. She still looked like she was going to tear up. She didn't care how much pain she was in, she sat up and wrapped her arms around him.
"I'm fine, now. Thank you." she let some soft tears fall on her face. Aerrow at first didn't know how to react to the hug but then decided to return the hug and they stayed like that for a good minute. After they let go of the hug, Aerrow helped Kiley up to her feet.
"I've missed you Kiley, i haven't seen you in four years or so." She wiped her tears away and said
"Actually it's been five years. Too long for me i think."
"How did you get involved with the Cyclonians i want you to tell me everything."
"well, we should sit, its gunna take a while." so Aerrow helped Kiley over to the fire and she told her story while Aerrow was bandaging her up.
"Well when my parents and i moved from Atmosia, we were headed to our new home when we were attacked by Cyclonians. For some reason they wanted me to come with them to see Cyclonus. But my parents did all they could to protect me from them. So they got themselves captured while they put me in hiding with some of my relatives. I was safe there for a while, about a year and a half but then the Talants found me again. So i had to venture out on my own. That's when i was adopted into the care of a Squadron called The Interceptors."
"Wait, you knew The Interceptors and Starling?"
"Yea but when The Interceptors were, well you know, killed; only me and Starling were left. We wandered around The Atmos for a long time, starling said that i had to go it out alone because she wanted to complete The Interceptors last mission going undercover as Talants and get on the inside and find out what Cyclonus was up to. So i went out on my own, i fought, i trained, met reliable friends, and got stronger until i met Dark Ace who caught me because i was wrecking Cyclonian bases and i was sent to one of the Cyclonian prisons and i was there for two months and then i broke out almost got captured and that's when I ran into you. But i didn't know it was you until DA said u were Aerrow the leader of The Storm Hawks. Very impressive by the way." they both laughed and she continued, "And now you're all caught up."
"Wow, that's one big adventure you went on. But what happened to your parents are they okay?" she looked down at her hands and paused for a moment.
"I wish i knew. I never saw them again after they were captured, every time i was at the base where my parents were supposedly kept, the Cyclonians would always move them to another location. I was close to saving them once but i was knocked unconscious and was taken away."
"Oh, Kiley I--" Aerrow started to say but Kiley cut him off
"its okay, I'm fine. As long as they're alive I'm happy and will keep trying to save them. No matter what"
"I want to help, your parents were like family to me, they took care of me too. Let me help, join the Storm Hawks" Kiley looked up surprised and a bit overjoyed on the inside.
"Really? You mean that?"
"Of course I do, so what do you say?" Aerrow said. Kiley got up and started to think it over a bit. She paced and then stopped with her back to Aerrow, turned around and said
"okay, I'll come with you."
"That's gre--" he was cut off by Kiley again
"but, i can't join officially unless it's okay with the rest of the squadron, and if they say no, you can't argue with their decision, got it?"
"But Kiley!" Aerrow whined a bit
"Aerrow, you have to promise me."
"(sigh) fine, i promise." Kiley and
Aerrow shook on it. Both of their stomachs grumbled loudly and they giggled. "I'm starved let's eat."
"Yea same, what do you want?"
"That depends, what do you have?"
"Good question, help me look round the skimmer, there has to be something in there."
"Okay and you better be right."