Here we go! Book 2 of the Crossed Paths trilogy! I hope you guys enjoy the plot I have for this. It will tie into Book 3 in a CRAZY way. Anyway… on with the story.

Chapter 1: First Action

It has been a month since I finished my training. I was more fit, stronger, knew how to fight, and could pilot an Arwing with great skill. I had all I wished for when I joined the team. It was great. I hadn't been on a real mission, just acts of kindness. Fox told me that if I could help someone, then I can do whatever needed to do so.

After I finished my training, things were slow. I was in the team estate watching the news. Fox, Slippy and I were the ones in the living area watching it.

"There have been several rumors stating that the new Star Fox member, known as Kevin, hates the team and will most likely abandon them." The reporter said.

"Corneria's news networks do reports on rumors?" I asked Fox.

"Yeah, pretty useless, eh?" he said.

"Yeah it is." I said.

"You're fine with all this negativity?" Slippy asked me.

"Negativity? It's a rumor that's not true. It doesn't affect me personally at all." I replied.

"That's good; don't let the paparazzi get to you." Slippy said.

"I won't" I said.

We all turned our attention back to the holo screen. "Many rumors use the fact that the team has yet to see any missions since Kevin joined. Because of this, they state that he would most likely leave." The reporter said.

"What a bunch of bullshit." I said.

Fox and Slippy just laughed.

"It's true" I said to them.

"Yeah we know. But you just said that this didn't 'affect' you." Fox said.

"Exactly" Slippy said.

"Alright well, I'm gonna go out for a bit. I want to explore the city a little more." I said as I got up from the couch.

I walked out of the estate to the vehicle that I owned. After I finished my training, the team surprised me with a car of my own. It was nice, silver, coupe sports car. It was so I could get around on my own time.

I drove downtown and went to the gym. I thought it would be a good idea to work out for a bit. When I exited my car and got near the door of the gym, I noticed weird noises coming from a nearby alley. Out of complete curiosity, I decided to head back to the car, grab my D-40 pistol, and check out the alley.

No one was around, so I was able to have the gun out and ready for whatever happened. I slowly approached the alley and poked my head around the corner. I found two large avians beating down an unarmed vulpine.

"Hey!" I yelled at the two.

They immediately stopped and looked up at me, "The hell you want?" the large avian asked.

"Leave this guy alone." I said.

"Who's gonna stop us?" the smaller one said.

I then lifted my pistol in the air, "Me"

"We ain't afraid of you." The large avian said.

They both started to walk towards me slowly.

"Yeah, you wouldn't be if I was just some random guy with a gun. But you would if I told you that I'm Kevin Michelson." I said.

Their eyes grew wide.

"I have authorization to do what is needed to help innocent people." I said to them.

The large one then came at me with a small dagger and attempted to stab me in the gut. I sidestepped quickly and grabbed the dagger from his hand. I then threw the dagger off to the side and kneed his stomach. He nearly threw up.

Suddenly his body charged at me with his fists blazing. I avoided each attempt he gave. After I found an open spot to attack, I quickly jabbed the avian in the stomach. This made him fall over and slightly lose consciousness. The large one then got up and attempted to attack me with the dagger he previously had. He tried so hard to hit me, but quickly was struck down.

"Don't ever try this shit again." I said to the two.

"You're dead you bastard." The large one said.

"I'm so scared." I said sarcastically.

I drew my pistol and shot the large avian in the leg. This ensured that he would stop attacking me.

I walked over to the vulpine that was on the ground. He had blood coming from his nose and mouth and was stabbed in his side. I checked to see if he was still alive.

"Stay with me." I said frantically.

The vulpine raised his head slightly, "Thank you"

"Don't thank me yet. I need to get you to a hospital." I said as I quickly picked him up.

I ran him to the car and belted him up quickly. Thankfully, there was another person leaving a nearby shop.

I ran to the person, "Hey!" I yelled.

I must have startled her. "Where is the nearest hospital?" I asked.

"It's down the road." She said.

"Thank you" I said before I sprinted back to the car.

I sped down the road and soon reached the hospital. I ran to the side that the vulpine was sitting in and pulled him out quickly. He was losing a lot of blood at a quick rate.

I ran through the doors and yelled for a doctor.

"I need a doctor!" I yelled.

A white furred doe ran up to me, "What's wrong?"

"This man was beaten and stabbed." I said.

The woman then called for a medical team. In less than a minute a medical team showed up with everything they needed. They took the man into the back room.

The doe stood behind, "What happened to him?"

"I was on my way to the gym. When I got near the door, I heard some noises. I got my pistol and checked out the scene. I found that man being beaten by these two goons." I said.

"What about the two men? What have become of them?" she asked.

"They're alive. Actually I should say lucky to be alive. I left them in the alley, one unconscious and the other with a gunshot wound to the leg." I said.

"You have authorization to do this?" she asked.

"Yes, General Pepper gave the team authorization to do what is needed to help anyone. I saw this and decided to help." I said.

"Okay, well, thank you. I'm sure people will think twice about you now." She said as she walked away.

I looked down and saw that I had blood all over my shirt, "Good thing I got him here in time."

I walked back to the car and headed to the estate. I walked in and surprised Fox and Slippy.

"What the hell happened to you?" Fox said.

"I helped a guy that was being mugged." I said.

"Were you hurt?" he asked.

"Of course not" I replied.

"What's with the blood then?" Slippy asked.

"The man was bleeding pretty badly." I said.

"Oh" Slippy said.

"If you will excuse me, I am going to change into something more clean than this." I said as I walked up the stairs.

When I reached the top of the stairs, Krystal walked out of her room. She looked at me and gave a huge gasp.

"Oh my god, what happened to you?" she asked.

"A guy was being mugged, so I decided to help him." I said.

She then started to go through my mind to find the memory. When she found it, she gasped.

"Oh my" she said.

"He's going to be fine. I got him to the hospital just in time." I said.

"Thank God you were there when you were." She said.

"No kidding" I replied.

I then walked into my room and went to the bathroom to take a shower. There was blood all over me; on my arms, my legs, my face, and even in my hair.

I stepped in the shower and washed all of the blood off of me. It took me about five minutes to do so. After I finished I walked out of the bathroom and changed into my black shirt and dark jeans with my leather jacket.

I walked back downstairs and found Fox on his communicator. He was talking about a mission. After he finished, he turned to Slippy, Krystal, and me.

"I got some good news." Fox said. "We got a job from Pepper."

"Awesome" I said.

"What's the job?" Slippy asked.

"Apparently, Star Wolf was spotted on Corneria. Pepper wants us to either finish them or run them out of the system." Fox said.

Falco then came out of his room and running downstairs, "Did you say Star Wolf?"

"Yes, we got a job that wants us to run them out of Lylat." Fox said.

"It's about time we got something to do." Falco said.

"Great Fox is ready, so I guess we should pack up." Slippy said.

"Yeah, you guys start packing; I'll head to Pepper and get the intel." Fox said.

"Okay" I said.

"Let's get packing." Krystal said.

Fox left the house while everyone else went to their rooms to pack. We took about an hour to pack our necessities. When we finished, Fox returned from his meeting with the General.

"So, what do we have to do?" Falco asked.

"I'll brief you all when we get to Great Fox." Fox said.

To be Continued…

Okay, I know that this is short. I am having a problem with elongating the plot. It just seems a little hard to make longer. But have no fear, I had the same problem with the first book and I found a way around it. I promise this to be a bit longer than Book 1.

Anyway… review and tell me what you guys think so far…

Until next time…