Return of a Friend: A Brief Reunion
“So even with a better sword, Glicko still isn’t fazed, huh?” Rick asked dejectedly.
“It’s ok!” The Pirate said in an upbeat tone. “You, Cerissa, and I will work hard to get stronger, and we will save the people Glicko infects while we improve. I couldn’t ask for a better crew to train and fight alongside.”
“You’re right, who doesn’t love an underdog story?” Rick said cheerfully. “Are you game too Cerissa?”
“Absolutely.” Cerissa said kindly. “We won’t just be comrades, we will be family from here on out.”
Mirk and Tam smiled under their helmets, pleased to see a new team forming for the fight against evil.
“I have transferred the blood samples back to our scientists on base, and they will begin seeking a cure immediately.” Tam reassured. “We will keep you updated.”
“Thank you Tam, we will do the same.” The Pirate replied.
“Long time no see boys.” A familiar voice said.
“Janet!” The Pirate and Rick exclaimed as their previous ally in battle ran over and embraced them.
“It is nice to see you Pirate and Rick.” Janet said enthusiastically. “And pleased to meet you Cerissa, you have a great crew here! I wish I could stay and catch up, but I have to collect Mirk and Tam.”
“What’s going on Janet?” Mirk asked. “Has he finally made a move?”
“Yes, Lifer is causing trouble on a train this time. We are being called to evacuate the train and stop Lifer for good.”
“Ok, let’s do this!” Mirk said in a fired up, yet happy tone. “Pirate, are you all good?”
“We’re great!” The Pirate confirmed. “Do you guys need help on your mission?”
“Thanks, but we’ve got this.” Tam said reassuringly. “Focus on Glicko for now, and we will check in on you again as soon as we can.”
“Sounds good.” The Pirate said with a smile. “Be safe my friends.”
To be continued....
Mirk, Tam, and Janet’s showdown with Lifer can be read here: https://theprose.com/post/423335/derailed-lifer-s-true-identity