[FFML] [XOver] Wednesday's Child: Chapter Four
skyefire at skyefire.org
Sat Aug 15 06:08:14 PDT 2009
Tail Kinker wrote:
> "Just a walkie-talkie." She started peeling down. "A
> quick roll in the mud and leaves for camo. The MINIMI would
> just slow me down, an' I'm almost as dangerous without it as
> I am with it." She paused. "Ya know, I realize that I'm
> hot as a chick, but ya mind not starin' at my tits, Sir?"
He's come a long way from "I'm a GUY, dammit!"
> Six small huts, their tops carefully camouflaged
> against satellite imagery. A weapons range, and she saw ten
> men - all of them were male - practicing weapons fire. She
> sneered at their marksmanship, but noted that all of them
> were using full-auto. You didn't need to aim when firing
> twelve rounds per second.
Yeah, because you can't hit jack on full auto with small arms. I'd
rather get shot at by someone rock&rolling from the hip than by someone
using semi-auto and aiming any day.
> Ranma took three deep, cleansing breaths, grasped the
> floor joists, and kicked herself through the floorboards.
I can see the headline in "Terrorist Weekly" now: "Operation Called on
Account of Naked Chick."
> The horizon to the east was glowing like a sunrise,
> though the sun was already well overhead. He stared, open-
> mouthed, as a billowing line of fire cut across the sky,
> crossing south of them at ridiculous speed. The shockwave
> of its passage shook the island like a dog shaking a bone.
> He saw the huts collapsing, the ammo shed exploding as the
> vibrations tore through it.
Ammo is pretty darn insensitive, as are most military explosives. I
have a hard time seeing that happen unless someone inside fumbled an
armed grenade or something.
> The lookout fumbled his field glasses to his eyes, then
> tossed them aside and yelled, "Tsunami off the port bow, ten
> "Left standard rudder, all ahead full!" The exec
> snapped out the order by instinct, then glanced over at the
> lookout. "Please tell me you're kidding."
> "No, Sir, we got a big wave coming in!"
If Lt Ibuki were present, no doubt it would be time for a "Poseidon
> The Captain limped to the helm column, and ran the
> telegraph back down to half speed. He tapped an internal
> comm. "ChEng, report."
> "*What the fuck was that?*" The Chief Engineer sounded
Translation: "Och! Captain, what are ye doin' tae my puir ship?"
> "First *The Rock*, then *Thunderball*, now *Armaged-
> don.*" Ibuki grinned weakly. "Why can't I star in a
> Ranma chuckled. "Because shore leave was cut short."
I'm detecting a theme here. :)
> "*Good thing the Skipper knows how to drive this
> boat.*" The simulated Major paused. "*What about the mis-
Simulated? What is he, just a really amazing computer model of an
> I'd bet anything from yen to Nabiki's private files
> that we're going to be sent out to check out the impact
> Sincerely, Saotome Ranma.
And it looks like we're about to get to the meat of the crossover.
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