Re: Legion of Justice - Battle In Limbo - Part 4
- Thanks, Dave! Rex _is_ supposed to be the group genius, after all.
He's certainly not the group's fighter.
--- In theJSAallstarstorysite@yahoogroups.com, onlydavb
> good chapter. I liked the way rex was so so clumxy when moving and
> is always coming up with something new.them
> --- In theJSAallstarstorysite@yahoogroups.com, ddswanson
> <no_reply@> wrote:
> > The women Rex was following looked back and saw him. Some of
> > away faster, while 3 turned to confront him. They shouldn't be
> > to see him while he was uptime! There must be somethingaffecting
> > power. He concentrated, trying again to activate his power, and
> > felt the 'bump' that normally accompanied moving from normal timeto
> > uptime, and his vision dimmed as expected, but still theypresent,
> > "Who are you? Why are you attacking our leader?" one of them
> > That tore it, there was no way the sound of her voice could have
> > reached him if his power was working. He 'released' his power and
> > felt the jolt that normally accompanied his return to the
> > his vision cleared. He'd have to worry about his malfunctioning
> > ability later; now he had to deal with these angry women.
> > "Stop! I'm Timepiece, of the Legion of Justice from the 23rd
> > We're trying to prevent Vandal Savage from destroying the world."
> > "The world is his, to do with as he wishes. You shall not stop
> > They continued to advance. They didn't have any weapons, but any
> > normal human could be dangerous to Timepiece if his power wasn't
> > "I said, Stop, or I'll have to stop you!" the hero threatened.
> > didn't slow down "Not another step!"force
> > "Or what?" the closest woman sneered. "Show me!"
> > Rex sent a mental command and his chair began backing away, but
> > wasn't much corridor behind him. 'Shield!" he yelled, and one of
> > chair's waldos touched a switch. A gently sparkling globe of
> > enclosed him and his conveyance. The lead woman touched it, andshe
> > was jolted backwards, flying into her companions and smashing thevoltage,
> > three of them to the floor. She was unconscious.
> > "Sorry, I warned you." His voice was apologetic. "Way high
> > no current to speak off. It won't kill you, but I'll bet youwon't
> > touching it twice!"
> > The other two got to their feet, and ripped apart their flimsy
> > garments, wrapping their hands in layers of cloth. They began
> > punching his bubble - and the flimsy strips protected them
> > from shock. This attack had no effect; the shield could protect
> > from this level of attack forever. Still, Canary had told him tocommanded
> > rescue the women and any other humans on board this yacht. He
> > couldn't stay here long, he needed to find the others. He
> > the chair to start moving slowly forward.her,
> > Rather than moving aside, one of the women forced her way between
> > sphere and the passageway bulkhead, screaming as she was trapped
> > against the electrified bubble. Short exposure wouldn't kill
> > Timepiece wasn't sure about prolonged exposure. Her agonized
> > screaming, and the twisting, jerking and convulsions of her body
> > sickened the hero and he commanded 'Shield down!'"
> > The unfortunate woman slid to the ground, mercifully unconscious,
> > her companion leaped onto the hoverchair. She unbalanced it, and
> > rolled to one side and then crashed to the deck. She wrapped herlower
> > around Timepiece and started to drag him from the chair. The
> > half of his body was ripped from the cavity of the chair, tearingissue
> > loose a number of umbilicals that connected Rex's body to the
> > life support systems. He screamed in agony, and was unable to
> > any understandable vocal commands to the chair's systems.fist
> > The pain drove him to intense effort, and his arm lifted. His
> > wobbled through the air towards his belt, and then collapsed asif
> > had no more strength. His teammates would have boggled at this -
> > Timepiece had lost the use of his limbs years ago, and hadn't
> > them since. With great effort, he dragged his hand across hisbelt,
> > and it snagged on a switch. Suddenly the pain in his lower bodyon
> > Now that he didn't have to fight the pain, Rex could concentrate
> > controlling his new exo-skeleton. So far, only the arms worked,and
> > he'd had very little practice with the mental controls. Hecouldn't
> > use his newly mobile arms around by just willing them to move; heexoskeleton
> > to think out each and every move and frame a series of simple
> > While he was still incredibly clumsy, the motors in the
> > made him stronger than a normal human. He managed to grab boththree
> > of the woman who was dragging him, and she stumbled and fell. He
> > crawled up her body until the weight of the exoskeleton, some
> > times the weight of his own body, pinned her to the deck. Alittle
> > cautious experimentation, and he was able to knock herunconscious,
> > without, he hoped, doing her permanent damage.was
> > Even though he was using mechanical muscles to move around, Rex
> > almost exhausted by now. He dragged himself to the arm of thefeel
> > and touched the keyboard button that guided it to automatically
> > itself, and dragged himself onto, but not into, the chair.
> > The lack of pain in his lower body was not a good thing. He'd
> > activated a small chip that was implanted in his spine, and that
> > blocked physical sensations. But he could have broken bones, and
> > muscles, and be bleeding in multiple locations, and he wouldn't
> > it. In fact, he could see that a pool of blood was growingaround
> > lower body. He had to get to a medical facility as soon as
> > He painfully dragged a device from a pocket on the chair and
> > it, then activated his communicator.
> > "Canary - I couldn't reach the people on board. Combat
> > I've activated the beacon. Returning to Knight " he was silentfor
> > several seconds. "Base. Beck - med bots to the Transporterroom.
> > Stat." He vanished.
- Just read everything from the Flashback up to this chapter, and I was definitely entertained. I liked the explanation as to what Horus was going through--well done. This final chapter(?) has given me a couple of ideas, and, hopefully, a few others as well. I look forward to seeing if anyone does anythig with these characters.
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