Lost and Found: at the ball
- Lost and Found: at the ball
Jaicen felt uncomfortable in the monkey suit that Maddie had bought
for him. It fit like a second skin, and was just about as tight. He
couldn't even wear his belt with all his gear as Legacy in it. If
Legacy was going to be needed tonight Jaicen North would have to
disappear without notice Not an easy trick as there were people by
the restrooms, exits and windows
Something felt weird, besides the suit all of the people at the
party were among the richest in Australia, if not the world. Yet he
hardly saw any security anywhere in the area. He found a few hidden
cameras, audio recorders, and a few other odds and ends yet he saw no
guards. Even with his X-ray vision and telepathy, there were no signs
of this being a secure party and it raised the question of Why?
Keeping to the wall was the easiest way to keep out of conversations,
and keep an eye on the party.
It was then he saw one of Australia's more notable citizens The
Tasmanian Devil. He looked ridiculous with a tuxedo over his furry
outfit. Jaicen wondered how he got talked into coming, and even
though Tasmanian Devil's mask hid his face Jaicen could see that he
was just as unhappy as Jaicen was.
During the dinner Jaicen wrote down every detail about what they were
serving, how things were arranged, everything Dirk would probably be
able to tell who was talking to who, what the wine and meal was and
if it was good or not, and all those petty little details he usually
saw in Dirk's column but Jaicen didn't know or care He was just
writing what he thought of it the company was boorish, stuck up and
opinionated about the silliest of things. He didn't really care for
the coffee, too many people smoked smelly cigars, the wines were ok
they seemed to go well with the various courses, the servings were
small and the dancing part hadn't begun yet He wished he could get
out of this unending boredom. That was until the Tasmanian Devil
started to talk to him
"I see you are enjoying this party as much as I am, mate"
"Yeah, I'm Jaicen North from Point Blanke My publisher sent me here
to cover the party."
"Jaicen North, the cartoonist?" Jaicen just nodded in response
"I love your stuff, Mate your cartoons seem to capture your subjects
so realistically showing them for what they really are."
"Thanks I wish I could say I've caught your work too but I've heard
good things about you "
"No problems, Mate "
"Did you notice that Security seems a little lax here, Devil? Or am I
"Ye do have a sharp eye, Mate. The Governor figured that he could cut
down on security with me here... but I don't like it either seems to
be asking for trouble."
"How did you get talked into this?"
"That stuffed shirt of a Governor promised to make life very hard for
some of the aborigines if I didn't attend at least three parties this
year Luckily this is me third."
"Why do you care about the Aborigines? And how could he make life
harder for them than it already is?"
"Long Story, mate, about why but he promised to sign a bill that
would make them get permits and licenses to sell crafts, give tours,
all the things they need to do to live. The permits and licenses for
a year would cost more than most would make in that period of time."
"So they'd go to jail or starve nice "
The Black Kryptonite was picked up by another of agent of Luthor, at
the designated place, and was on its way to the criminal scientist
when something happened The Car with the criminal agent it was hit
by a semi trailer at an intersection, killing the driver instantly
The semi exploded after its driver got out in time Crime scene
evidence collection cataloged the Black Kryptonite as something else
Nobody would know what happened except for those that set it up The
Semi driver disappeared several days later out of Central city's
Hospital. As did the evidence of the accident
Upon finding out about this, Lex Luthor was infuriated he had a spy
in his organization, worse yet it was a spy that had been able to
escape not just his detection but had been able to let a rival know
about his operations at the highest level The collection of the
Black Kryptonite was an inner circle knowledge operation But who
besides Luthor had knowledge of the New Kryptonite Intergang?
Braniac? Which of his Rivals could pull off such a smooth operation
and disappear? Lex Luthor was going to find out
The Night was going ok; The Tasmanian Devil was decent company for
the most part they had a lot in common it seemed. Then it happened
the Security of the mansion was compromised several dozen heavily
armed criminals appeared; they had submachine guns, grenades, and
plenty of ammunition; as the desert was being served. Jaicen wasn't
being watched so nobody saw him use his heat vision to set off the
sprinklers. The sprinklers provided enough cover for him to change to
Legacy, the Tasmanian Devil to start taking out the criminals, and
contacting the authorities
Legacy appeared after the sprinklers ran dry wet blonde hair in his
usual outfit, except it was wet. A quick spin, which knocked several
of the gunmen out, dried him off. The Tasmanian Devil confronted him
"My Names Legacy, I'm here to help, I heard the Alarm while I was out
"I'm the Tasmanian Devil glad to meet you, Legacy"
Several seconds later, due to the efforts of Legacy and the Devil
the gunmen were subdued The Leader tried to escape but was stopped
when Legacy landed on his car rather to say landed through the car
going through the hood, engine and front end and disappeared into the
night sky as Tasmanian Devil pulled the leader from the car.
Jaicen North was found moments later claiming he was knocked
unconscious at the start of it. Piquing the Tasmanian devil's
Interest Two of Point Blanke's more notable citizens in the Capital,
at the same time they had several similar features except one was
dark haired and the other was blonde changing hair color that fast
wasn't impossible, but it was highly Improbable. Another thing was
Jaicen North didn't have a mark on a spot that would have knocked him
out, nor had any sign of bleeding Which piqued the veteran hero's
interest more. He'd wait and see what was written in the Point Blanke
Newspaper that North worked for.
- --- christine nightstar <ptc@...> wrote:
> Lost and Found: at the ballof The Tasmanian Devil and the heist of a Luthor
> I really enjoyed this especially for the appearence
operation ooh somebody has got some big...
Co-Author- FEARDEVIL:REBIRTH OF A HERO
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