Last chapter. I'm really sad now! I really like writing this story. Oh well.
Four Days Later 10:45 am
". . . So the leprechaun took the kabobs and put them in his wagon. I never saw the lamb meat again!" Xavier said pouting. Chiro who was listening to Xavier's mindless story yawned.
"Yup. You do have the worst of dreams, X Man. Couldn't feel any more sorry for ya'." Chiro rubbed his eyes. Antauri walked into the room holding a prescription bottle and a glass of water.
"You forgot to take your strattera again." The silver monkey handed the two items to Xavier. The brown monkey frowned and walked into the kitchen to take the medicine. "Are we all set to land on Shuggazoom?" Antauri asked.
"We're landing in thirty minutes." Adrassi walked in the room with Savanna and Gabriel. All three were wearing light blue scrubs and lab coats.
"The surgery was a success." Adrassi reported. "Gibson should be up on his feet in a week. But we've got to remind him to take it easy. He's still not fully recovered." Xavier walks in again. He looks at his teammates wearing the doctors outfits. His jaw drops.
"Where is everybody gettin' those things!" Xavier harrumphs and leaves again.
"I think he needs a bigger dosage of strattera." Savanna said. "Anyway, Like Adrassi said Gibson will be fine. You probably should give him a break from work. If you need some sort of experiment done you can have Gabriel do it. He's very bright and a total opposite of Xavier." Gabriel beamed. Antauri smiled and nodded.
"We really appreciate all the help. Without you Sparx and Gibson could have died." Savanna chuckled.
"Without us they wouldn't be injured in the first place." Antauri waved his hand in the air.
"It's alright, my friend, it was your destiny to wake up and take us on this mission anyway." Xavier walks in again this time wearing scrubs.
"Hey guys. Look what I have found!" Xavier spun around as if he was modeling the clothes. "They were just lying there in a closet that was tightly closed and had a padlock! That's basically saying, 'Put these on, Xavier! So you too can look as smart as your friends!' So I did and they are very comfy!"
"How'd you get in the closet?" Adrassi asked. Xavier shrugged.
"I don't remember." Otto walks in now.
"What are we having some sort of doctor party in here?" Otto sat in his chair. "I haven't seen Sparx and Nova all day. Where are they?" Savanna grinned.
"Oh they are . . . er . . . playing a game called, 'F16 Flight Stimulation 5,000' in Sparx's room."
"Oh! I wanna play!" Xavier clapped. Savanna shook her head.
"Nah! You don't want to be in the same room those two competitors are in! Why don't you play with Otto." Xavier rolled his eyes.
"You treat me as if I'm your child!" Xavier looked at Otto and smiled broadly. "Let's play Hide N' Seek! You hide first!"
"Okay!" Otto and Xavier ran out of the room eagerly.
"Two peas in a pod." Chiro mumbled. "Two insane peas in an asylum pod."
"Sparx this game is getting boring." Nova said. Sparx gasped.
"F16FS 5,000 never gets boring!" Sparx was sitting in the stimulator.
"Maybe to you it doesn't. Sparx I came in here to-"
"-Hang out. And that's what we're doing." He said. Nova stood up and walked to her companion. She sat on his lap.
"I wanted to do more that just 'Hang Out'." She said getting closer to Sparx's face. Sparx smiled.
"Oh I see." He inched closer to her face as well. Nova pulled him in an embrace and tenderly kissed his lips and neck. "Why didn't you just say this is what you wanted?" He chuckled as Nova blew on his neck. "When do you think we should tell the team about us?" Sparx asked. Nova stopped.
"Well. I think the teams are still trying to get used to Gibson and Savanna together. We could tell them . . . maybe in a couple months or so."
". . . Or when we plan on going steady. If we go steady." Nova kissed Sparx again.
"Savanna already knows we're together." Sparx stopped for a moment.
"Yeah. She promised to keep it a secret." Sparx sighed.
"Darn it. Now I can't tease Gibson about having a girlfriend without his girlfriend threaten to blackmail me." Nova giggled.
"Savanna won't care. She like teasing Gibson herself. She says it's cute the way he blushes." Sparx rolled his eyes.
"I only tease him because it's funny to see him angry." Nova started to kiss Sparx's neck again. "Mmm. That's nice."
"Oh I see. In this relationship I have to do all the pampering."
"Don't all girls spoil their BFs this way?"
"Not really." Nova shook her head. "Maybe you're just lazy."
"So what if I am?" Sparx said kissing Nova on the cheek. "You still like me anyway right?" Nova chuckled and touched his cheek pulling him in for another kiss. The couple stops in their actions as they hear the super robots engines die down.
"I think we landed." Nova observed getting off of Sparx.
"Let's go." Sparx got up and walked to the main room together. Everyone was present there except Gibson who was resting once again. Gabriel put his hand under his chin.
"Man. Shuggazoom has changed over the years." Gabriel said staring at the robots giant screen.
"Indeed." Adrassi agreed.
"We could take you on a tour if you'd like?" Chiro said.
"We'd be delighted." Adrassi thanked him. The two teams started to walk out together. Then Adrassi noticed Savanna wasn't following. "Are you coming, Savvy?" Savanna shook her head.
"I gave myself a tour when I first woke up. You guys go ahead. I'll stay behind and try finish that book I haven't read in twenty years." Adrassi smiled.
"Are you sure you just don't want to stay behind and catch up with Gibson." Savanna scoffed and popped her hip dramatically.
"Just go!" Adrassi chuckled and left. When she was gone Savanna sighed and walked to the med bay. "Dang that girl knows me too well." Savanna walked in and pulled up a chair right next to the bed her new lover was sleeping on. Savanna poked his head to get him to wake up. "Hey. Gibby . . . rise 'n shine. C'mon buddy you've been sleeping forever now." Savanna perked up with an idea. She took a deep breath before bellowing, "HAL GIBSON WAKE UP OR I'LL TAKE BUBBLES AWAY!" Gibson jolted and sat straight up before grunting and falling back down to the bed. He shook his head and groaned in pain.
"Savanna? What are you doing?" Savanna smiled.
"Pucker up, Pumpkin. I've been waiting for you to wake up." Savanna briefly kissed his lips. Gibson blushed.
"That's nice. Erm," He cleared his throat. "Where are the others?"
"They're on a tour."
"Why aren't you with them?"
"Cause I want to spend time with you!"
"I can't really do anything with you at the moment."
"I know it." She kissed his cheek. "You can listen to me serenade to you."
"Only men do that to women." Gibson said. "Besides this isn't a very romantic environment to serenade someone anyway." Savanna pressed a finger to his lips to quiet him. She leaned her head on his stomach and stroked his flank while reciting a poem.
"What is this, if not passion? The feeling of something unusual. Waiting to be caressed, wanting to explode. What if I get that heavenly touch. For which my body has been aching. Will I remain what I am. Or will the entwining of the bodies, Lead me to something ethereal. I am confused, do not know how to react. But what I know is that I yearn for that touch. A soothing touch of caress. And a wild sensation of fulfillment." She looked at Gibson smiling wide. They stared at each other for a couple moments in silence. Finally Gibson spoke up.
"How amazingly sappy, sweet, and beautiful. Thank you. I think that just made my day." Savanna giggled.
"So when the Twelve Gate Prophecy is fulfilled we could pretend that we're a normal couple and go out on dates, go for walks while holding hands, and protect the universe together as lovers. Won't that be nice?" Gibson nodded.
"Pretend? Yes, I suppose." Gibson said.
"Hey you two." Jinmay entered the room. "I heard what happened to you, Gibson. That's too bad. Hope you feel better soon." Jinmay smiled and somewhat squealed "I also heard you guys are together. Is that right?"
"You heard right." Gibson said trying to sit up only to be pushed back down by the hot pink female.
"I really shouldn't be bothering him right now. He's needs to be resting." Savanna got up off the chair.
"Now that you woke me up I will not be able to fall back to sleep. Besides," Gibson grabbed her hand. "I enjoy your company." Savanna cooed. bent down and kissed his forehead.
"You need rest, Honey. Jinmay and I are gonna be in the main room if you need anything." Gibson released her hand and let them go. "Love you." Savanna blew a kiss and left.
Three Hours Later 1:45 pm
Both the teams are back from the tour. "I can't believe that Shuggazoom has expanded so much since we left." Adrassi said. "More diners, hotels, skyscrapers, houses, apartments, parks, everything has just grown! Do you get a lot of tourist here?"
"Of course! The only reason Shuggazoom gets tourist is because people want to see the legendary Hyperforce." Sparx said.
"Is that right?" Adrassi challenged.
"He's not kidding this time." Nova said. "People think their gonna get lucky enough to see us in person. Only few tourist a month do see us live." Nova laughed. "I remember that super crazed Otto fan nearly fainted by hyperventilating."
"What about that giddy Gibby fangirl who literally screamed and begged to stay with him forever." Otto smirked.
"Let's not forget the insane Antauri fanboy who ripped his shirt off and wanted Antauri to sign his chest then went to the tattoo parlor after that to get a tat of the signature." Sparx shook his head. "Crazy people out there."
"Those crazy people have to listen to a public announcement now." Chiro said. "Might as well get it over with." The monkeys nodded.
"Jinmay will watch the city again. When do we plan on leaving?" Antauri asked.
"We should leave in a week or so. In that time we can make preparations and get ready for anything necessary." Savanna said. "The mission itself should take at least a month. Depends how fast we get there and whatever goes bump in the mission." Gibson clumsily walked out of the med bay using the wall for support. "And what exactly do you think you're doing, young man?" Savanna put her hands on her hips. "You're still recovering from the operation."
"I've been recovering from the incident for like 120 hours now. You can't expect me to stay in there for five more days can you?" He asked.
"You were stabbed in the chest!" Savanna sighed. "Can someone please back me up on this?" Gibson rolled his eyes and cautiously walked to where the team was standing in a circle.
"Don't worry. I'll be fine." he said looking down at his bandages wrapped tightly around him. He took her hand in his and somewhat smiled. Sparx awed and Nova nudged him. Chiro smiled at his team.
"Whatever lies ahead team. We're all in this together."
They knew what they were in for. They knew it was going to be tough. They knew they had to stick together. They knew that they had to trust, help, and love one another.
. . . No matter what happened.