"Mommy! Mommy!" A little girl races past the frightened swarm of people running
desperately for their lives. The little girl was covered with dust and held
on to her little toy doll with all of her remaining strength. "Mommy! Mommy!
I'm scared!" Her helpless cries were left unanswered. All she could see
was a large mass of screaming, crying people. One man unknowably knocks
her over. She lands with a thud. Soon, the vast numbers of people had dissipated.
The little girl slowly rises to her feet. "Mommy, where are you?" the little
girl says quietly. Slowly, she begins to walk down the destroyed street.
The sky was dusk red with multiple plumes of smoke from burning buildings
rising into the air. The little girl wipes a trickling tear off her cheek
as she continues to walk. Dead corpses lay everywhere around her in a massive
pool of blood. The little girl finally lets out one last scream, "Mommy!!!"
Suddenly, she heard a woman's cough from under a nearby car. A battered
and bloody woman slips out with her arms, her legs were broken. The little
girl knew who she was. "Mommy!" she shrieked and ran to her with anticipation.
Knowing that her daughter is all right, the woman smiles. "A-Andrea," said
the woman. The little girl hugs her mom tightly. The mom cringes in pain
but holds her daughter close. "Mommy," Andrea says with tears, "I'm scared."
The mom kisses her forehead. "Run Andrea," she says, "Run away." Andrea
couldn't hold the tears, but she didn't cry loudly. The tears just flowed
down her face. She didn't want to run, she had been looking for her mother
and finally found her, but for some strange reason, she obeyed. Andrea saw
in her mother's eyes that she didn't want Andrea to run too. Andrea ran
as fast as her little legs could take her. When she was about 10 feet away
she looked back at her mom one last time. Andrea's mom smiled and waved.
Andrea stopped running and slowly waved back. Suddenly, a giant robot foot
smashes Andrea's mother. Andrea's eyes widened. "Mommy!!" she desperately
screamed. She looked up at the giant black humanoid robot. Two red eyes
glowed from the head. "Andrea," the robot mustered. Andrea falls to her
knees and holds her head in pain. The robot just stood there and repeated
itself. "Andrea, Andrea, Andrea." Andrea opened her eyes and saw Irneh,
her partner. He was about 5'10 and had jet-black hair. "Andrea, get up already,"
he said. Andrea wipes her eyes and lets out a yawn. "You must have had those
dreams again Andrea," said Eiji in the distance, sitting on a rock. He was
about 6'5, very masculine and always wore his red helmet. Irneh helps Andrea
up from her rock-infested bed. Andrea stretches and scratches her long blue
hair. "Same nightmare?" he asked. Andrea nodded and hung her head in shame.
"It's been 5 months with you having the same dream over and over again Andrea,"
said Eiji getting up from his rock. "You gotta let go of the past," he added.
Andrea sighs and says, "It's hard to let go, when you saw your own mother
getting squashed like a bug by a massive pirate robot." Andrea looks up
and smiles. "But it's not going to stop us from our mission to take those
pirates down!" she commands. "That's the spirit!" exclaimed Irneh. Andrea
ties her hair into a ponytail and points forward. "Let's go guys!" she commands.
"Yeah!" answered Irneh and Eiji. The three of them run up a hill towards
the pirate base on the other side. It belonged to the Bonnes.
"Roll! Is dinner ready yet?" Mega man was taping on the table anxiously.
"Almost Mega man," answered Roll from the kitchen. Data was across from
Mega man at the table, also anxious. "I can wait to eat some of Roll's spaghetti!!"
said the little robot monkey. "Yeah," agreed Mega man, "Roll can make a
mean bowl of spaghetti. I especially like the sauce." The kitchen door opens
and out comes Roll with a giant bowl of steaming spaghetti. Mega man and
Data's mouths were literally drooling as they eyed the bowl as it came to
the table. Roll sets it down, sits down in her chair calmly, and smiles
at Mega man. Mega man was too anxious to smile back; his eyes were still
fixed on the bowl of spaghetti. Roll giggles and says, "Dig in!" Mega man
and Data rush the bowl of spaghetti and stuff their mouths till they were
all the way full. They ate and ate and ate. In a matter of seconds, they
finished the whole bowl. They both lay back and rub their bellies. "That
was magnificent Roll. I could eat that all the time," said Mega man, very
happily. Roll smiles and answers, "I'm glad you liked it. I've been working
hard to get the recipe right." Data lets out a burp. "Excuse me," he said,
bashfully. The three of them laugh. "Say Roll, do you know when Yuna's coming
back?" asked Mega man, getting up from the table. Roll rubs her chin and
thinks. "I believe she said she was getting supplies for our next dig out,"
answered Roll. "She should be back in soon." Suddenly the front door opens.
"I could use a little help here!" requested a woman. Mega man smiles and
says, "There she is now." Mega man and Roll walk to Yuna. She was carrying
a huge generator. Mega man and Roll help Yuna put it on the ground. "What
is this?" asked Mega man. "The man at the junk store told me that you could
attach this generator to our main engine and it will give us a huge boost
in power," answered Yuna, proudly. Roll examined the generator very closely,
like she always does when she sees a new part in front of her. Roll looks
at Yuna, shakes her head and says, "I'm sorry Yuna, but there's no way I
can attach this thing to our main engine. It's out dated and unstable."
Yuna was appalled. "What?" she exclaimed. "I hate to tell you this Yuna,
but you just got scammed," said Mega man. Yuna's face turned red with anger.
"It's ok Yuna," said Roll, trying to comfort her, "Things like this happens
all the time. I'm sure we can use this generator for something." Yuna lets
out a sigh. "If only the people on this world were as truthful as the ones
once on Elysium were," she said. Mega man puts his hand on her shoulder
and smiles. Yuna faintly smiles back. Suddenly, an alarm goes off. "So,
there was a refractor nearby," said Roll. "Well, time to do what we do best,"
said Mega man. Roll and Yuna both nod in agreement. "All right everyone,
to your stations!" commanded Roll. The Flutter soon gains power and rises
slowly off the dock. It turns around and jets off into the sky. A new story
and a new journey have begun. Two groups will soon join together in a test
of courage and friendship. The stage is set; it's time to begin.