The Uncertain Future Ch. 25
"The one thing that I don't understand is," Buzz began."Why did Zurg choose Andonnie? It isn't in a particularly strategic location, and there isn't anything that can possibly be of interest to him here..." He was poring over a map of Andonnie and the surrounding area that was spread out on a table in Bo's shop. He frowned slightly. "The coal mines aren't of any use to Zurg, and he doesn't even know what a cow is. It just doesn't make any sense."
"Does it really matter why he's attacking?" Bo interjected. "All that matters is that he is."
"If we knew his motives, it would be easier to manipulate him into making a mistake." Buzz glanced up at her. "And Emperor Zurg doesn't make mistakes."
"Well," Jessie began. "We'll just have to improvise." She touched Buzz's arm gently. "We can win this."
Buzz made a "tch" sound. "Yeah, maybe." He picked up the pad he had taken from the crashed spaceship. "According to the schematics I got from the ship, Zurg's forces will land somewhere
The Uncertain Future Ch. 24
"Sir, we just received some interesting sensor readings."
Emperor Zurg sat reclined in his chair, his pointed boots propped up on the desk before him. His head was resting on the back of his chair, his closed eyes turned towards the ceiling. "This had better be good." Zurg said, slowly opening his eyes, and tilting his head back down. He moved his feet slightly so as to see his subordinate. "If this is another shooting star..." He let his voice trail off threateningly as he examined one of his black gloves.
"It is sir." The nervous man placed a small electronic pad on the Emperor's desk and turned it towards him. "We've found a trail of crystalic fusion leading straight towards Earth."
"Where?" The Emperor pulled his feet from the desk, and slid the pad closer to get a better look.
"In a city called 'Andonnie'." The man said, wringing his hands.
"Set a course for Andonnie." Zurg commanded. The man snapped a salute and then ran back out to pass on the orders. Zurg looked back down at th
The Embers Left Behind ch. 8For some reason, the stone in the palace unnerved her greatly. She supposed that it had something to do with the fact that back in the Fire Nation, everything was made out of metal. Stone wasn't affected by fire the same way that metal was, and that was extremely disconcerting to Zutana. But, she bore it as best as she could- taking long walks in the rear courtyards, and through the city of Omashu. From time to time, she even left the city all together, and wandered through the countryside. One day, she had even found a long tunnel system, although she left it relatively untouched - never venturing farther than just past the circle of light that shone through the massive doorway. She had heard from King Bumi that a pair of lovers had built the caves, and that they were buried at the center.
That was another activity in which she was often most enjoyably engaged. Bumi often joined her on her turns about the courtyards, and had even shown her some secret passages that he had built as a c
The Uncertain Future Ch. 23
"Emperor who?" Woody asked blankly.
"Emperor Zurg." Buzz looked down at the device in his hands. It woke up slowly. A year of inactivity will do that to electronics. "tch." He hit the side of it with against the palm of his hand. It started to move a little faster. "That's better." He muttered.
"Wait, who is Emperor Zurg?" Woody was just plain confused. He'd never even heard a name like 'Zurg'. Then again, he had never heard of anyone called 'Buzz' before either.
"He is only the baddest man in the universe." Buzz replied. "In fact, I'm not sure he even is a man..." Then, he added darkly, "At least, not anymore."
"Ok, then what did you mean by 'he is invading tomorrow'?"
"I arrived here a year ago, correct?" Woody nodded. "Ok, I was sent back in time under the orders of Star Command to protect the future of the Galactic Alliance by stopping Emperor Zurg's invasion of the Earth."
"What do you mean by 'sent back in time'?"
"So many questions." Buzz muttered under his breath. "You know, ti
The Uncertain Future Ch. 22
Buzz stared at the scorch marks on the ground in awe. "You mean... I did this?" He whispered.
"Well," Woody pointed at the far end of the clearing. "Not you personally."
Buzz walked slowly across the clearing towards where Woody was pointing. It was a huge dark shape that was at least as tall as he was. As he got closer, he could make out that it was a mound of dirt. He cautiously climbed to the top, and peered over the edge, and saw a giant pit in the side of the mountain.
At the bottom sat a dirty metal contraption with glass on one side. It had some kind of symbol in blue emblazoned on the metal, but Buzz couldn't quite make it out from where he was. So, he slid down into the pit, and alighted on the thing's side. He brushed the dirt and mud away from the blue symbol. There were two words written clearly below a symbol with wings.
"Star Command." He mumbled. There was another phrase, written in smaller letters, just below that. "To infinity and beyond..."
Something snapped. Buzz fel