16: Change the World.
“WHERE?!” asked Miriya with concern in her voice. Everybody
in the meeting looked at her and Max, who held her hand under the
table, calming her.
cleared his throat and continued.
what is left of it actually. The England territory was one of the
most devastated after the rain of death, and it’s very important
for the RDF to establish as many as bases as possible in the northern
areas of the territory”.
in deathly silent. Lisa looked at Gloval with a serious but calm
look; however, her heart was racing. Claudia crossed her arms around
her chest and nodded. Roy face was stolid, Max looked concerned,
as Miriya and Rick followed Lisa out of the corner of his eyes.
and how long will this mission be?” asked Lisa, breaking the
silence, giving a worried glance to Miriya. Gloval looked down for
8 months to a year” he replied; Miriya closed her eyes.
“I can’t leave Dana for that long,” said Miriya
looking to Max “I just can’t”. Max nodded, understanding.
sorry, but we can’t stay away for so long without our daughter”
said Max, swallowing hard.
“It’s ok, she can go with you. I already arranged everything.
It’s not a place to raise a little girl, but we need all of
you there. I trust that all of you can help each other”.
tension faded away slowly. Miriya ‘s cheeks had some color
again and Lisa smiled to her from her seat, obviously relived. Everyone
turned his or her attention to Gloval.
is this: the RDF is going to set a brand new base in northern England,
in what used to be Edinburgh, Scotland. There are a good number
of survivors in that area, but they don’t have the necessary
knowledge, to start all over again. That’s why the RDF wants
to create a base, and hopefully establish a town around it; the
idea is that it will turn into a city eventually” he said
and taking a sip of water. Everybody looked to each other.
sir…who else is going to that mission?” asked Claudia,
fully sure about the answer.
the Sterlings, as I said before, because we need their expertise
in the field, especially Miriya’s intervention as a peace
maker between the two races. We are also sending Captain Fokker,
as the leader of the squadron that will be stationed at the base,”
he answered as Roy raised an eyebrow. After while, a small smile
grew on Gloval’s face, he continued “Also, we are sending
2nd Lieutenant Robert Spencer and you Claudia, as base command officers.
Kim, Vanessa and Sammie will go as well; because, honestly, I don’t
think I can handle them all by my myself” ended Gloval. Everybody
smiled slowly, but Rick looked at Lisa, worried.
about Lisa?” asked Rick too afraid to have to go away from
her for so long.
nodded as his face was covered with his hat. Everybody looked at
him waiting expecting, especially Lisa who was almost pale with
Hayes will be on charge of this new base, which is still unnamed”
said Gloval slowly raising his head and staring at Lisa.
Lisa was speechless
and paralyzed. Her eyes grow wider and her mouth opened and closed
like a fish out of the water, but no sound come out. The first one
to react was Roy, who laughed aloud and clapped his hands, cheerily.
After Roy, everybody
else reacted in a very positive way. Not just were they going to
stay together, but also in some way, they were completely free and
with a very good commander. Lisa was still in shock when Rick gently
held her hand under the table, smiling like a fool.
it!” he murmured to her and she looked into his eyes.
“But…but…” she said feeling even a little
dizzy. Rick held her hand with more determination and she smile,
“Congratulations, Captain Hayes” said Gloval standing
up in her direction and Lisa stood up immediately, they shacked
hands. “I’m very honored to give you the charge of this
mission. You realized that this carries a lot of responsibilities
said Lisa with a firm voice and jellied legs.
back to his sit and continued with the meeting, now with much better
mood around them.
is awesome!” said Roy walking at the head of the group who
was leaving the meeting room.
“You can say that again!” answered Claudia walking next
to Lisa, who still couldn’t talk yet.
“Ohh…finally free! And we’re just going to have
communications with the RDF every two weeks just to inform them
of our situation, so we are not going to have anyone over our tails!
This is like a vacation!” said Roy walking with his hands
behind his head.
as soon as she heard that.
“Forget it Fokker. This is a very important mission and I
am in charge, so don’t you better not be giving me bad time,
you here me?” she said pointing a finger to him. Roy just
smirked, Lisa looked at him suspicious.
worry hon. I’m going to be there to help you with him”
said Claudia winking. Roy faked a hurt face as Claudia blew him
we have to admit that being in charge of a base gives us a lot of
work to do, but it’s true…we are kind of free, right?”
asked Rick looking at Lisa. She raised an eyebrow.
like that, but…” replied Lisa but Rick stop her first.
“I know I know…” he answered, surrendering. Lisa
“I’m just glad we can bring Dana, I was scared to death
about that” said Miriya while Max held her.
“Yes, I know” said Lisa looking to her “but don’t
worry, we all can help you. Rick is a great babysitter” she
joked. Rick just rolled his eyes.
“What do you think of the place we are going Lisa? Asked Max
the question and replied, “From what I know, it was a nice
area full of woods, typical British country. But now, I’m
not sure anymore. Who knows what we would find when we arrive”
she said truthfully.
it’s still the same, too much work would ruin my vacation”
said Roy looking to the sky and Claudia elbowed him hard in the
worried Lisa, Rick noticed. He came closer and whispered, “What
is it?” with concern.
“I’m just thinking about Admiral Gloval all alone here…”
she said and Claudia nodded.
“I know, I thought about it too. But I think he will need
to train a new bridge officers” she added, looking a little
“C’mon girls. Henry’s a big guy and he is been
in battle since you two were in diapers. I’m pretty sure he
can handle fine without the bridge bunnies” he said and regretted
it as soon as the words were spoken out loud, because Lisa and Claudia
stop and turned around with a murderous look in their faces.
me? Can you repeat ‘that’ again?” asked Claudia
visible offended. Roy looked at Rick, then to Max and both man looked
“Err…well, I mean that Admiral Gloval is a capable man,
he will find a way to make things work out…” he recovered,
but then stepped back when Claudia came closer to him. Rick and
Max held their smile. The only one who can scare the shit out of
Roy was his girlfriend.
“Yes, we are sure about that. I mean it’s not nice for
you or anybody else to be called ‘bridge bunnies’ like
we are some kind of…of…pet!” she said as Roy hit
“Oh well, I’m sorry…but you know, I mean Sammie,
“Don’t go there…” spoke Lisa walking as
menacingly as Claudia. Rick was glad to be out of this problem.
“They are GREAT officers and you shut your mouth before you
talk and make sure it’s Fokker, because those girls and Claudia
and I saved you sorry ass more times than I can remember!”
sure, you are really helpful, I admit that, but let’s no carry
away. Saved? C’mon! you just give instructions!” said
Roy and this time both woman gasped in shocked.
mean…” said Roy trying to fixed what he said “Really
great instructions, but we pilots know better when we are outside,
we are the ones doing to actual job” he said and realized
that he was getting in more trouble when Miriya joined their shocked
C’mon! We say that all the time, right Rick?” asked
Roy against the wall and Rick turned pale when the fireball was
in his hands. Lisa turned around slowly and raised a dangerous eyebrow.
“Me? Err…don’t get me into this Roy!” he
said looking around for some help. But Lisa walked next to her husband
in a second.
“You do Rick? You think that the pilots are the only ones
doing the real ‘job’?” asked Lisa slowly. Rick
swallowed hard and step back.
“Me? I..well, we…well, we are all necessary, but we
are the ones who are risking our lives out there…” he
said and Lisa just raised an eyebrow even higher.
she murmured and turned to look at Claudia with a strange look in
her eyes “Well, well…then I think we are even, because
WE thought several times that pilots are just overgrown kids playing
with big toys. You are a pain on the butt outside, always doing
what you want, playing and unable to follow instructions. The only
ones who are really nice to work with are Max and Miriya, but you
two? Give me a break! You two are just playing heroes” she
said and this time was Roy and Rick who looked insulted.
Max and Miriya
looked from one side to another; it was like watching a tennis match.
not survive one day in our job Hayes, so don’t try to be the
smart ass” said Roy crossing his arms. Claudia smirked.
“And you will not survive one day doing ours” replied
Claudia and looked at Lisa, and both women knew exactly what to
“C’mon Lisa. I admit your job is really important for
us… but it’s true… piloting a VF is a little harder
than just giving instructions, bossing people around” said
Rick. Lisa looked angry now…dangerously angry.
“Fine, but you will regret your words. Both of you…”
she said and walked away, Claudia following her closely, leaving
both Roy and Rick against opposite walls, looking miserable, until
both of the ladies disappeared into the bridge section.
into Roy’s eyes angrily, “Why on Earth did you say that?!
And why did you get ME into trouble?!” he said walking next
“Sorry bro, but I couldn’t take the fall alone…”
said Roy and smirked.
“Geez, THANKS! Now we are in a lot of trouble thanks to your
big mouth” said Rick crossing his arms in front of his chest.
“Nah, I don’t think so…” Roy answered and
just then Max laughed aloud and both senior pilots looked at him.
“Sorry, but YOU ARE in trouble Roy” said Max holding
Miriya’s hand and walking away.
“You two are IN BIG trouble” said Miriya nodding and
feeling sorry for them “You will be begging for a Zentraedi
attack before Claudia and Lisa get their revenge” she said
“No way, Claudia and Lisa are pissed off, but they will not
look for any revenge Mir” said Roy a little worried now, but
trying to convince himself. Miriya just laughed even more, knowing
“Sure Roy…and I am a professional chef” she said
in a sarcastic tone that gave chills to both Rick and Roy.
Lisa and Claudia talked for a while and after that, Lisa gave the
news to Kim, Vanessa and Sammie about the new mission and the three
girls looked extremely happy. Lisa concentrated on her new job and
started reading the information about the new base, but Claudia
was visible pissed off.
“I can’t believe they said that!” she said angrily.
Lisa was at her desk reading, and looking extremely calm.
“You are not mad with them?” asked Claudia again when
she noticed the relax expression of her friend.
“Yes I am…more than mad actually” said Lisa not
looking up and just taking a new report to read.
“So? What are we going to do?” asked Claudia sitting
next to her, waiting for an idea.
“Nothing…yet” said Lisa slowly opening a new file.
“Just let me handle this one, don’t worry. You just
acted like nothing happened. I will inform you eventually our course
of action.” she said finally, reading again.
and nodded, knowing fully well that Lisa was pissed off and that
it was a dangerous thing. She smirked devilish and just murmured
to herself “Sorry Roy, your ass is in the line of fire now”.
The week past
quickly and at the end of it, the trip was ready and so were the
travelers. Rick and Lisa were closing up their home, feeling a little
sad, but soon forgot about it when little Dana came into view holding
her little bag and waving at them.
is going to be good!” said Rick walking in the direction of
the Sterlings’ van. They were all going to travel together
on the flight to the base that would be their new home for the next
widely and took Rick’s hand “I’m sure it will
be. I’m just glad we are all going together. I feel like they
are my family somehow”, she added. Rick kissed her cheek before
saying, “They are. Can you imagine if someone separated the
trio from each other? Oh My…that would be a problem.”
“It will be sad for them, but I’m sure they will do
a great job. They are very capable officers, you will see…”
she replied. Luckily Rick didn’t have any second thoughts
about what she said.
the sterling family’s van and traveled to the base. Upon reaching
the base, they put their things in different aircraft. The move
to the new base in England was a big deal. Several VFs pilots were
transferred, most of them were single; the only ‘couples’
were The Hunters and The Sterlings plus little Dana. Four cargo
planes were ready to take off carrying military equipment and personal
stuff. Every pilot would fly their own VFs, carrying one additional
person with them.
Lisa was supervising all the preparations when Admiral Gloval came
into view. Everybody saluted him immediately, even little Dana,
who put her candy bar in her hair and started crying when it got
just here to say goodbye. I’m going to miss you all, but I
think you are more needed there more than here” said Gloval
and Sammy’s eyes filled with tears.
we are going to miss you too” said Sammie biting her lower
lip. Vanessa was touching her friend’s shoulder. Kim stepped
closer and hugged the so Admiral hard, that he almost fell.
take care!” said Kim and Gloval patted her back tenderly.
“I will child…don’t worry” he answered as
Kim stepped back.
Gloval walked into Rick’s direction and extended a hand that
Rick took quickly.
“Captain Hunter, be safe” he said with emotion. Rick
nodded a strong yes. Next, Gloval turned to Lisa and Claudia, now
visibly touched. He cleared his voice first.
“You are the best officers we had, and I know you will me
feel even prouder after this year” he spoke. Both Claudia
and Lisa stood straight, feeling overjoyed. “Please, take
care yourself and use this time wisely” he said finally saluting.
“Yes sir!” answered both bridge officers feeling the
tears in their eyes, but hiding them.
“This is not a goodbye, Admiral” said Claudia. he nodded.
“Of course no Claudia. Of course” replied Gloval smiling.
Finally, he looked at Lisa.
“I am giving you a great responsibility Captain Hayes, please
take care of everyone, I trust their safety in your hands”
he said almost imploringly. Lisa nodded.
“Good, now go…I hate long goodbyes” said Gloval
and turned around before his own emotions betrayed him.
They all smiled
at the bittersweet moment that passed them, but resignedly walked
to their veritechs, dressed in their flight suits. The group of
senior officers looked and waved to each other one more time before
jumping into their VFs to take off to this new adventure together.
hours of flying, they finally saw land. They was something exciting
about it, and after while, they landed in brand new base, so new
that was still in construction.
God…” said Roy jumping from the VF and stretching “Damn,
that was a long trip!” he said and then helped Claudia jump
“We are finally here” said Lisa feeling a little nervous
that she realized she was officially in charge of everything she
was saw. Rick turned her around faster then kissed her, she was
a little shocked.
“Sorry…I, missed that” he winked; she smiled happily.
“Ok…so what now?” asked Roy looking to Lisa, trying
to make her feel nervous, but she was more than ready now to take
charge of everything and everybody.
“Well, NOW, we are going to unpack the planes. The town is
not far away from here and there is a building waiting for us. We
started working tomorrow at 0800 hours sharp. The officers –
and that means us, Roy – are going to take control of several
of each other’s tasks”.
Roy looked bored
and put his hands over his head. Claudia winked at Lisa and she
all know by now, this base should be fully operational in two weeks,
and as I said, we are going to do things that we normally don’t
do. We are going to take this first two weeks to settle down. The
RDF command ordered me to give a report at the end of the first
two weeks about the special training we are all going to take here,
before the rest of the members of this base come. There are exactly
50 people here right now, and we all are going to be trained in
different obligations. So, these are my first orders: Captain Fokker…”
said Lisa very seriously looking at him, and Roy raised an eyebrow
“…you and Captain Hunter here, will be in charge of
the bridge activity for the first two weeks, and under the supervision
of Lieutenants Leeds, Porter and Young” she announced. Roy
“You must be kidding me!” said Roy walking to her. Lisa
just raised an eyebrow, smiling widely.
“No Captain, these are the orders. Admiral Gloval said that
it was a good training for all of us taking different activities,
so we could understand and work better together in the future. You
should remember that we are going to do several tasks…as I
said before” ended Lisa and Claudia bitted her lip really
hard, trying not to laugh. Roy was livid.
refused to do that! I’m a pilot!” said Roy looking angry.
“Should I have you arrested then, Captain Fokker? Because
these are real orders. Remember I am in charge here” said
Lisa don’t even blinking.
Roy looked at her and then thought about it twice. Knowing Lisa,
she would arrest him if he refused and he was not going to give
her that satisfaction. He slowly smiled ironically.
“As you wish my lady” he said and step back. Lisa looked
at Rick was simply speechless.
“Good” said Lisa and then Roy talked again.
“If we are going to be bridge bun…I mean, bridge officers,
what are you and Claudia going to do?” asked Roy raising an
eyebrow in challenge. This time it was Claudia who stepped in, wide
smile in her face.
“We are going to pilot YOUR VFs” she said and Roy turned
“WHAT?!” he screamed.
“Yes, we are going to piloting your VFs for two weeks. Admiral
Gloval thought it was a good way to practice in case of emergency.
We took several flying hours in the flying simulators, as you did,
when we entered the Academy, but that was some years ago and we
are a little ‘rusty’, so before activities return to
normal, we are flying YOUR VFs” said Lisa in challenged and
Roy almost faint.
“Sorry…orders are orders”.
about us?” asked worried Max, looking to Miriya. Lisa smiled
“Nothing hard, you should be training again in infantry land
activity. I thought that was better for you because that way you
can take care of Dana until we are all settled down and have made
a plan about how are we going to take care of her” she said;
both Miriya and Max smiled thankfully.
it for now, 2nd Lieutenant Spencer will not be here for 2 more weeks,
but as much as I know he is familiar with both piloting and bridge
activity, so he will not need the training. Remember that the idea
is to learn, so in the future we can all be sure of what we are
doing and can take more responsibility” said Lisa, seriously,
looking toward Rick, who was still speechless.
her throat, a little worried because he hadn’t reacted, then
added, “Ok, enough, let’s go to the town now. We need
to rest before tomorrow.” Everybody returned to their VFs
to get their stuff.
base was almost empty if it weren’t for the new members. Between
Lisa, Rick and the others, just 40 people came with them. Lisa left
the first guards in turn around the perimeter of the base; after
everything was done, the rest of them left for the town.
Lisa was a little
worried now, because Rick didn’t speak at all. When they were
alone taking their things out of the VFs, she finally talked.
“Rick? Are you ok?” she asked a little nervous.
“I’m fine” he said, not looking at her. She bit
“Are you mad?” she asked slowly.
Rick looked at her and nodded.
“Honestly…I don’t know. I know that I deserve
it…but still...maybe that was too much” he said looking
“It’s not going to kill you, you know? So don’t
overreact. It is going to be good” she said firmly and took
Rick looked at her, sighed and continued his work. She was probably
right, but still, he was a little angry about it.
was ready and everything was packed into the jeeps, an old man and
his wife came into the view. Lisa walked towards them and greeted
“Welcome!” said the old man in a British accent. He
was almost as tall as Roy and very fat, his face was round. His
hair was almost orange, and his eyes were blue and shinning. His
wife was similar to him, but smaller, both of them looked extremely
happy with the new visitors.
Welcome! We are so happy to see you here! Here..” said the
man and extended a hand to Lisa who took it and he shacked it vigorously.
“My name is William Schellden and this is my wife Ellie...”
said the man who introduced his wife then shook Lisa’s hand
in a grip as strong as his “I hope you had a nice journey”
said the man looking to all of them.
said Roy sarcastically, but William didn’t notice the tone
and smiled even wider.
“I’m glad, I’m glad. Please! Let us show you the
way to your new home!” said the man and walked with them.
They sat in the jeep and Rick took the driver seat in silence. Lisa
looked at him and then put her attention to William and Ellie.
“Hmm, thanks. I hope we don’t get you into any trouble”
said Lisa politely and Ellie patted her hand.
trouble darling! We are thrill to have you here! This means that
we would become a official town and that makes us very happy!”
said the old women. Lisa smiled to her.
“Hmm, thank you. Can I ask you how you formed your little
community here?” asked Lisa again. And William cleared his
voice before talking.
“Well, we are survivors from all over the country. Somehow,
we managed to concentrate in one place and started cultivating some
vegetables to subsist. There are people from all England and Ireland
are here” explained William. Miriya looked at Max a little
worried and he hugged her, calming her.
“William, from what I know, you are like the ‘mayor’
of this community, right?” asked Lisa again.
“Yes, something like that. there are not too many people,
and they chose me to talk with you about this new town idea. We
are very excited about it” he said again.
“William, can you tell me how is the situation here about
the zentraedis?” Lisa asked, looking Miriya from the corner
of her eye.
“Oh Oh…we haven’t see any of them since the war”
he answered truthfully.
Lisa pondered the situation in silence for a second. The travel
in the car continued.
“William…” said Lisa again, completely serious
“I need to know how the people of the town feel about zentraedi,
do they fear them? Hate them? Or are they fine with them?”
the question for a second and felt the gaze of his wife on him.
“I think they fear them very much. There are rumors that there
are some of them that are good, and they are our size, but we haven’t
met them. If I have to speak for my people, I will say that they
fear them” he ended.
the car stayed quit for a while until Dana started crying. Ellie
immediately looked at the little girl with affection.
the parents?” she asked to both Max and Miriya and the nodded.
“Yes, she is my daughter” said Miriya holding Dana close
to her heart.
“She is beautiful! There are no kids here, she will be a blessing
for the community” added Ellie happily.
turned again in the car, until Lisa talked again.
“William, I don’t think anybody talked to you about
it before, but we need to discuss some important issues. We want
to start by being honest with all of you, and this may not be easy
for you guys to accept but, well…we have a zentraedi between
us” said Lisa and Rick looked at her from the corner of his
Ellie sited still and with worried faces.
them, here? Now?” asked Ellie scared. Miriya just looked away.
“Yes Ellie, one here, of our size. But you have to understand
that she is one of us now and I totally trust her, with my life”
said Lisa firmly.
“Is it a woman?” asked William looking around between
the girls of the car.
“Yes” said Lisa very serious now “Yes, she is
one of the best officers of the RDF, and also one of our best pilots.
She is the mother of the child you jut admired Ellie, Miriya Sterling.
We all are her friends here. We understand if you are afraid at
first, but you should know that Miriya left everything to be with
her husband, Max Sterling, also a pilot. We are close friends, all
of us, and any harm to her, or her family…is an offense to
all of us” she ended firmly, not leaving doubt that she meant
what she said.
his wife looked at each other and after a fearful look to Miriya,
“Yes, of course. Don’t worry, Captain; we are going
to talk with the community. I’m sure they will understand”
said William, a little worried. Lisa nodded politely.
The rest of
the trip was in silence, until they reached an old building far
away in the middle of the country.
is that?” asked Rick trying to look at it. It was almost 6
PM and there wasn’t much light around anymore.
“That is the place we are going” said Ellie from her
They drove a
little more until the building was clear at the view and all of
them gasped in shocked when they saw a beautiful and very old mansion
in the middle of a country. They parked and left the car to look
I was told that we were going to stay in a building, not a castle,
this is too much!” said Lisa.
“This is the only place we can offer you. The Carberry Tower
is one of the few country cottages that still stands, and we thought
that would be a good place for all of you to live. It is very old,
from the 11th century, but we fixed it up and everything works properly.
You will need a lot of wood to warm the place, but we left a lot
of wood in the kitchen. The water works and the place is clean”
said William proudly.
“Well, thank you William, we appreciate it very much. Where
are the rest of the members going to stay?” asked Lisa again.
“Don’t worry about it, darling. They are going to stay
in the town. We have several new buildings now, and they have their
barracks, a very comfortable place” assured Ellie smiling
“But why don’t we stay there too? I mean, it would be
easy…” said Lisa but William interrupted her.
“No, please. You all are officers, and high ranking. You should
live in a different place. Please, take this as your new home”
said William honestly.
Lisa looked at the old man and then to her crew.
“We are more than grateful, thank you very much. We are going
to take good care of this place” said finally Lisa and after
shaking hands once again, they all entered to the old and nice chalet,
before night covered completely the untouched british country.
After a tour
around the chalet, everybody was thrill with their new home. It
used to be a very luxurious place in the past, and still had the
elegance of the old days. The furniture was simple now, but looked
very comfortable and welcoming. William stopped suddenly, looking
“Well, we didn’t know how many of you were coming, so
we chose the biggest place we could find, but maybe you would need
more space. There are just 7 bedrooms here and you are 10…”
he said worried.
at him and then looked to her friends. Everybody smiling.
“It’s actually perfect William, don’t worry. We
can have it arranged” said Lisa knowing best.
“But darling, we don’t want you to share bedrooms. We
can find a new place…” said Ellie but then Claudia step
next to her.
“Ellie, it’s ok. Look, This is Miriya, as you know already,
her husband is Max Sterling, and they share one room. Lisa and Rick
are married also, and Roy and I…well, we aren’t married
but we’ve lived together almost 4 years now, so it is like
the same...” said Claudia winking to the old lady who smiled
with her whole face “so it is perfect, because Vanessa here,
Kim and Sammie will have their own bedrooms and there’s one
extra, for baby Dana. So as you can see…it’s perfect”
she added and both William and Ellie smiled widely.
some time with the bags, William and Ellie were ready to leave,
but Ellie walked next to Miriya and extended a friendly hand to
her. Miriya looked at the old woman who quickly returned a look.
“I’m sure everything is going to turn out for the best,
really. The people of our little town are friendly and they suffered
so much; they don’t want any more fights, just to live in
peace and harmony. I am not a military person, but I’m old,
and I saw how you acted with your child and how your friend respected
and loved you. That’s enough for me to know that you are a
good person. You are welcome here” said Ellie and Miriya shook
her hand thankfully. Everybody in the room smiled with relief.
Both Ellie and
William left the chalet at 7 PM. Lisa waved them goodbye and returned
inside the house.
Can you believe this Lisa?! We live in a castle, like royalty!”
said Sammie excited. Lisa smiled at her.
“Yes, I didn’t expect this at all. Actually I was ready
for a bad experience, not such a warm welcoming. I’m very
glad. I think our work here is going to be very pleasant”
said Lisa coming next to the fireplace of the living room. Rick
walked next to her and Sammie quickly left for her new room.
said Rick walking next to her. She looked at him and smiled softly.
“Hey” said Lisa and she looked at the fire.
“I choose a room for us. They are all really nice, with a
private bathroom and everything” said Rick looking at the
“That’s good” said Lisa and sighed, still worried
because she knew Rick was mad at her.
But Rick came closer to her and whispered in her ear “Guess
what?” he said sexily. Lisa shivered and looked at him in
“What?” she murmured curiously.
“We have a bigger bathtub than in Macross City. Very old,
and very elegant. Enough space for both of us…” he whispered
and kiss her cheek, smirking. Lisa turned a little shade of red
and smiled a little relieved.
“You are not mad at me anymore?” she asked stepping
closer to him and he hugged her.
“Hmm, a little. But watching you defending Miriya and acting
all bossy is kind of turn on you know?” he said smiling; Lisa
put her hands behind his neck.
“Ohh, so you like a women in charge then” said Lisa
teasing his lips with her own.
Rick laughed a little and turned away his face.
“Sometimes…but I like too when I know that I can make
you scream my name over and over and over again…” he
said kissing her neck. Lisa moaned.
“Get a room!” said Roy coming to the living room, picking
up a box and walking away to the stairs again. Rick and Lisa laughed,
still in each other arms.
“Well, we have a room, and it’s pretty nice.”
said Rick suggestively as Lisa kissed him hard.
“Do you think they will listen to us?” she asked a little
“Nah, the walls are very thick, and we can always moved the
bed to the middle to the room so they don’t hit the wall”
he whispered against her ear and she blushed furiously.
“I thought you were tired” she said looking to his beautiful
“Never for that” he said smiling. Lisa laughed.
“I’m glad you never let me down” she said and
kiss his neck slowly.
“Actually, always up Lisa…always up” he said and
she laughed against his skin.
“You are impossible Rick!”
“And you love that I am impossible” he mimicked and
kiss her on the lips.
“Seriously…GET A ROOM!” said Roy again, picking
up a new box and walking towards the stairs again. This time they
separated from each other.
“Maybe we can go and make some dinner” said Rick sighing.
“That is a good idea, they will be starving after everything”
said Lisa walking around, looking lost “where is the kitchen?
I forgot” she said.
“Here…” said Rick taking her hand the two of them
disappearing in one of the doors.
Roy walked tiredly
to the first floor and saw nobody in there. He was starving and
looked around for some food but couldn’t find anything.
“CLAU!!! WHERE IS THE FOOD?” he screamed from the bottom
of the stairs.
“The Kitchen! Where else?” said Claudia from upstairs.
Roy sighed and walked around.
“Where is the damn kitchen!” he said and suddenly a
small Dana jumped into his legs.
“Damn Damn!” repeated the baby. Roy picked her up quickly.
“Shit! You shouldn’t say that, your mom is going to
kill me” he said and the baby laughed more.
“Shit! Shit!” she said jumping in his arms. Roy rolled
“You are going to get me in trouble young lady” he said
and Dana hugged him tenderly. He smiled and hugged her.
“Oh boy, you are going to be make boys daydream when you get
older, you know that?” he said smiling like a fool. Dana laughed.
“Yes, yes…” he said holding the baby and walking
to the kitchen “and I’m going to spoil you rotten this
year! yes, yes!” he said when he opened the door of the kitchen.
“GET A ROOM YOU TWO!” said Roy again, covering Dana’s
eyes but the little baby girl giggled happily.