Jerren and Ami on Jurai Part 21Part 21: The Scientist called Washu
“Hello there…!” the small girl said impishly waving a casual salute.
"Um, hello…? Ami replied a little puzzled by this turn of events.
"You've been in there who knows how long and your first words are ‘hello there’…?” Jerren scratched his head.
"I’ve been locked up in that prison for quite a while. You could be nicer to me, you know? Manners cost nothing.” The girl pouted.
“Look, little girl…” Jerren said walking over to her and patting her head, “We have bigger concerns than worrying about social niceties right now.”
Washus’ eyebrows twitched with each pat, and her smile locked tight.
"Why…I am little,” she said grinning, “Call me little Washu. What’s your name?”
She stretched her hand to Jerren in a friendly gesture. Ami raised her hand to warn Jerren something wasn’t right, and Washu spun around him in a playful twirl
Jerren and Ami on Jurai Part 20Part 20: Back on the Soja
The ship Azuza and Misaki gave them wasn't particularly fancy, being a small transport carrier from a trade station. They started it with difficulty and as it slowly lumbered its way skyward with much noise and resistance, Jerren and Ami wondered if they would even reach space.
"This thing is cramped!” Jerren complained, trying to find some space to accommodate himself and Ami.
"Yes...I know!” Ami winced in pain banging her knee on a console as Jerren bumped her again. Space in the shuttle was at a premium.
It took the ship almost half an hour to bring the Soja into view. As they approached the mammoth war machine, Ami’s nerves started to get the better of her, and a cold pit of fear settled in her stomach.
"Oh my goodness,” Ami exclaimed. “The size of that beast, it’s like a Titan of old mythology.”
In the blink of an eye the little freighter was surrounded by a hailstorm of coruscating energy as the Soja opened fire.
Jerren and Ami on Jurai Part 19Part 19: 2nd Journey to rescue the Princess
"We’ve got to do something!” Jerren said walking around the room,”If we don't, this planet will be nothing but rubble in an hour and the princess will be killed! Now that I’m healthy again I’m going back to that ship and stopping him once and for all and…” Jerren smacked his fist into his palm and moved towards the door but Ami barred his way.
"No! Not this again…” Ami said grabbing his right hand, “Take some help with you this time!”
"You didn't let me finish, I was going to say ‘…you’re coming with me!’”
Ami let go of his hand and a puzzled expression greeted his statement.
"Did I stutter, Ami? You’re coming with me to fight Kagato and help me save the Princess!"
"But...but what can I do, I'm only a tailor here…” said Ami. “Yes I have healing powers now, but what good would that be in this situation?"
"If I remember correc
Jerren and Ami on Jurai Part 18Part 18: The attack on Jurai
“I see we’re alike in a way,” Jerren said as he rose up from the bed a little, “We both felt like we failed in life, and couldn’t find something real to believe in, but I think helping each other out…is now our purpose. We’re on this planet and I don't know what’s going to happen, but something tells me it’s going to be one wild ride…with only each other to rely on when things get rough.” Ami giggled at Jerren and dried her eyes.
"We’ll see, Jerren…we’ll see!” she said as she rubbed his head gently.
For the next three days Ami visited Jerren at the hospital after she finished her work at the castle, staying with him, and comforting him until her next shift came around. On the fourth day, Ami rushed into the hospital excited at a new discovery.
"You have healing powers?” Jerren exclaimed in surprise, “How did you get them?”
"I...I...don’t know, J
Jerren and Ami on Jurai Part 17Jerren and Ami part 17: Reunited in the hospital
A few hours had passed, and Jurain Imperial ships were searching for the kidnapped princess Ayeka. Instead they found Jerren, burnt from his legs up to his neck, floating helplessly in space.
Two Jurain soldiers in space suits came floating out the ship and took Jerrens’ body into the imperial spaceship. Once inside they put him under a scanner in order to determine if he was still alive.
"I know him….it’s the princesses’ slave boy,” said the guard, “I wonder if he’s still alive?”
"I doubt it.” said the second one, “Look at him! There is no way anyone, especially a human, could survive injuries like that…not to mention floating in space for who knows how long."
“Oh yeah, five creds says he’s still breathing.”
“Ha, easy money, you’re on.”
Jerren gasped in lung-full’s of air.
"He’s still alive!” they said in unison.
Jerren and Ami on Jurai Part 13Part 13: Journey to Rescue the Princess
The last of the audience ran out the hall, the peaceful treaty signing had devolved into a bloody war zone, an all-out shooting match between the GP officers and Ryoko's space pirates. Intense laser shots could be heard as both GP officers and space pirates fell like dominos. Riddled with smoking holes, dead bodies littered the hall. From the bottom row to the top, GP officers and space pirates engaged in furious battle as they killed their enemies without hesitation or mercy. Some that were shot in the top rows fell to the ground dead with sickening thumps, their now lifeless bodies crushed and bruised.
"MISS AYEKA!” yelled Jerren, “I need to save her...quickly!"
"We’ll go with you!”Kiyone said walking up to Jerren while slinging her giant thermal canon over her shoulder, “You might needs some extra hands if you’re going to take on Ryoko.”
"No! You two stay here….” replied Jerren, “You
Jerren and Ami on Jurai Part 12Part 12: The Space Pirate Ryoko
"What was that you vulgar, disgusting criminal!" Ayeka said, crushing the pen in her hand. The people were silent as this new drama unfolded.
"Who is that?" Jerren gazed at Ryoko who was still floating in mid-air, "She looks like trouble!"
"That’s the space pirate Ryoko,” replied Kiyone, “She’s one of the most wanted criminals in the galaxy. She is known for the destruction of hundreds of worlds and for once attacking the planet Jurai with her ship Ryo Ohki, almost destroying it. She disappeared soon after a bloody battle with Jurai’s royal prince Yosho a couple hundred years ago, but resurfaced recently to continue her crime spree. It is rumoured that she runs her own gang of pirates which used to be from the Daluma Guild and has a bounty of 300 million on her head.”
"Wow!” Jerren was surprised, “That woman sounds crazy!"
"Tell me Ryoko, what business do you have here that is so important that you would ru
Jerren and Ami on Jurai Part 11Part 11: The Remzia Federation.
Everyone was resting inside the ship. Mihoshi cheerfully blathered on as Kiyone put her head in her hands; wearily listening to her partner’s excited ramblings about their new promotions while Princess Ayeka practiced her speech.
"Let me see...” she went over it again, “We, Jurai and the galactic union alliance and the Remzia Federation here by cease and desist all violent action so we can….so we can....no, that does not sound right!”
"May I try, Miss Ayeka?” Jerren said holding out his hand for the paper. The Princess nodded and Jerren stood up to read it.
"We, Jurai and the Galactic Union Alliance, here by cease all militant action against the Remzia federation, that we may both enjoy peaceful relations and trade within the boundaries of our respective borders in the hope of a harmonious and prosperous collaboration. Hence forth by the official decree of the holy council of Jurai and the galactic federation, we hear
Jerren and Ami on Jurai Part 10Part 10: Mihoshi and Kiyone
"So, this is the police headquarters huh?" Jerren said as he looked around. "It’s huge!"
“Again you comment on size, truly you have a one track mind!” Ayeka shook her head.
As opposed to the more organic style of Jurain architecture, the GP headquarters were a mass of cold and sterile steel; efficiency precluded comfort, if not size, as space was lavishly allowed for. They went to the GP main centre where they were confronted by an officer on duty.
"Greetings, Princess Ayeka of Jurai." the officer said, bowing his head in respect before turning his head to look at a screen. "I see you have come to promote two police officers, yes?"
"Correct!" replied Ayeka, "And I have a very special surprise for them."
"And who is this boy?" asked the officer, looking at Jerren.
"He's my slave," said Ayeka, "Also my bodyguard. He goes wherever I go."
"Very well then," the officer said as he cleared his throat. "Follow me."
They followed him into the buildi