Hey, sorry I kinda left this one for awhile. My computer crashed and I had to dig through a bunch of files to find this one again.
I am just borrowing Code Lyoko and it's characters, I swear I'll put them back when I'm done.
"So, Jeremie, when are we? Exactly." Ulrich asked and Jeremie looked at the date on the computer.
"Do you remember that 2 week break we had right after William transferred to Kadic?" The others nodded and he continued. "It looks like today is the first day of that break."
The others grinned. "So we have two weeks to get used to this before we have to go back to school. How great is that?" Odd punched the air with his fist.
"I think we should go to Lyoko… figure out what things are like there. A Return of that magnitude could have done something to the data we have." Aelita suggested. The others looked at each other and shrugged.
"Alright, head down to the Scanners. I'll send Aelita, Yumi, and Ulrich first. William and Odd will follow you in." Jeremie sat down at the Mainframe as the others went to the elevator. Jeremie's fingers flew across the keyboard inputting an equation he could do in his sleep. "Transfer Aelita. Transfer Yumi. Transfer Ulrich. Scanner Aelita. Scanner Yumi. Scanner Ulrich. Virtualization!" He watched as their cards lit up and the computer told him the Transfer had been successful. "Transfer Odd. Transfer William. Scanner Odd. Scanner William. Virtualization!"
Aelita, Yumi, and Ulrich appeared in the Mountain Sector and dropped to the ground. Hard. "Ouch! We'll have to get better at this again." Yumi muttered; then noticed what she was wearing. "Hey, these are what we wore when we first came to Lyoko."
"Did you guys transfer okay?" Jeremie's voice asked as Odd and William landed next to them.
"Yes. But it looks like we're back to our original uniforms." Aelita replied as everyone pulled out weapons, inspecting them.
"It seems like the Return reset Lyoko to its factory defaults. I'll have to re-program the other stuff."
"Is that going to take as long as it did last time?" Ulrich asked, remembering how many sleepless nights Jeremie spent programming things that would give them an edge.
"No. I have all the programs on a backup file. I just need to input them again. I even have the program for the Skid." Jeremie informed them, laughing. The laugh cut off suddenly and they heard Jeremie's hushed voice. "No way. I was sure he'd deleted those…."
"Deleted what, Jeremie?" Aelita asked; looking worriedly at the others.
"Do you guys remember when XANA was pretending to be Franz Hopper and gave you those upgraded weapons?" Jeremie still sounded like he was in shock.
"Don't remind me. I still can't believe we just trusted him like that." Odd groaned.
"We remember. What about them Jeremie?" Ulrich cut across Odd and exchanged a confused look with Yumi.
"Well, XANA or not… those were actual programs. And I think I just found them."
The others glanced at each other in shock, even William who had only heard about that incident. "You saying that you could upgrade our weapons this time around?" Yumi asked, unsure how she felt about that.
Odd was the only one who had no doubts about the whole thing. "That would be so cool!"
"I'll be extra careful when I'm doing it. I won't let this be a trap." Jeremie said, correctly interpreting the other's silence. "I promise you guys. We all know more now than we did then, we won't make the same mistakes."
"Alright, that would be helpful." Ulrich finally agreed, and the others nodded.
Odd did a backflip and looked around at his friends. "What are we standing around here for? Let's find out just what we have to work with right now!" The others laughed because, as much as he could annoy them, Odd's excitement was contagious.
"Let's do this!" William cheered and pulled his sword out of the air.
Aelita considered him. "I've always wondered how that worked. You pulling your sword out of nowhere all the time."
William shrugged, resting his sword on his shoulder. "I don't know either. It's like it's always there, just doesn't actually show up until I reach for it."
Odd messed around, jumping from rock to rock, acting like a kid on Christmas. Ulrich and Yumi had started a sparring match, and were currently locked in a stalemate. Aelita had hesitantly asked William to help her; he was swinging his sword at her and she was dodging lithely.
Jeremie smiled at the noise and laughter he heard through the speakers as he continued going through the Lyoko files. They stayed like that for nearly an hour before Jeremie heard a startled yelp and Odd's card drained. "What happened?"
"I slipped. How lame is that?" Odd grumbled as the elevator door opened. "I mistimed a jump and ended up impaling myself on a rock spire."
Jeremie started laughing at Odd's disgusted face; leaning back and holding his sides. "I've missed you guys." He sighed and heard laughter coming from Lyoko as well. Odd looked insulted for a second, then grinned and joined in the laughter.
Odd started looking around the room for something to do, as he couldn't go back to Lyoko for awhile. Since he wasn't watching where he was going, he tripped over a tangle of wires and freeing a purple bouncy ball from it. "So THAT"S were that ball went! I remember looking everywhere for it!" Odd sat down against a wall and bounced the ball off the opposite wall.
It was several hours before everyone had been de-Virtualized, and even then it was only because of Odd's whining and the fact that it was noon and none of them had had any breakfast. The once-again-teenagers went to a restaurant in town and talked quietly through the whole meal; well, as quiet as it could be with Odd around.
"Does anyone remember when curfew is?" Ulrich asked nearly an hour later. "I would hate to get in trouble with Joe my first day back." The others laughed.
"Eight, I think." Jeremie responded when they had stopped laughing. "Let's all consider that curfew until we find out for sure."
"Oh, man!" Yumi suddenly groaned as she remembered something. "I'm going to have to deal with Hiroki all over again!" Everyone couldn't help laughing at her distress as they left the restaurant, even Yumi ended up laughing as they headed out to explore the town they once – and now do again—call home.
What do you think? I gave them a little break- cause let's face it, it would be hard to go back to being a teenager after being independent for so many years.