Friday, July 11, 2014

Short Story Team Savant: Tiger Tale {Chapter 4 of 4}

A shy stutterer became friends with a narcoleptic girl, a telepath that looks surprisingly like the Roswell alien, a guy with three eyes, a water breathing princess with blue skin and a girl who can split herself into three people. From that day forward, he became Savant, the boy with a saber tooth tiger in his head. He along with his friends are Team Savant, the greatest cadet action team in the known universe. To catch up, read the arc of Team Savant Story click Here for the two previous chapter of the Short Story Egg-napped!

You can read the origin story of Team Savant {Ultimate Savant: Origins} @ Go Savant!

Deragon felt the extra power surge in him. It wasn’t something that he enjoyed. It was his power and Nathaniel’s power added to his own. And in addition to the discomfort, there was the fact that the power came from a loss of a single diamond on his collar. How annoying. With only a fraction of Savant’s power, Deragon's power increased exponentially.

With a telepathic thought—a command really—the Bullyons fell asleep. Savant would appreciate that, after all, he could easily kill them. But he decided that it would please Nathaniel if he didn’t hurt the ones who hurt him.

Yet, the idea of letting Dr. Green live, didn’t sit well with him. He charged the scientist who faster than expected pulled out rocket launching pistol from his holster. It was a weapon that the Garnians used for maximal effect, to kill a single individual. He fired the weapon in rapid succession. He caught the mini-rockets and crushed them with his telepathic power.

Green slammed something on the wall and the entire room began to shake. “What will you do?” Green yelled. “Capture me or save the Bullyons and the egg?”

“I am going to eat you, of course.” Deragon lunged forward but a greater force held him back. He turned to the source of the force. Nathaniel Devereaux.

Nathaniel ran passed him and engaged Dr. Green in combat. A single kick in the chest and Nathaniel paused. Dr. Green grabbed his chest and scurried away. Nathaniel turned to Deragon. “Deragon, you know what you must do,” Nathaniel said.

“Of course, Savant.”

A panel in the wall opened, and Dr. Green slipped in. Deragon grimaced as the good doctor got away. He encompassed everyone in their own shield and soared upward; follow closely behind by the spheres he created.  Hopefully, Dr. Green would be buried along with the rest of his lab.

Soon they were floating above a huge crater.

“Can you get back to the Mayor?” Nathaniel asked Angela.

“Sure, what are you going to do?”

“I am going after Green.”

She cursed. “I want a piece of him too.”

“But we can’t put the child in danger and we can’t waste time.”

“I understand. Kick him in the head for me.”

The bubbles pop. Angela landed gracefully, while Nathaniel landed awkwardly on Deragon. “Let’s ride Deragon.”

“I am not a horse and which way?’

“The panel was on the west side, so we are going to travel due west. He is probably traveling along some underground system. Can’t go nearly as fast as us.”

“So basically, we are just going in some random direction based on your subjective probabilities.”

“My any probability is pretty good.”

They travelled west. Deragon telepathically searched for the fiend. With his luck, Green was using a telepathic shield. And this chasing after him was a waste of time. He should have ground his bones to dust when he had a chance.

“Stop,” Nathaniel said.

Deragon regarded Nathaniel “Realized that this is a waste of time?”

Nathaniel ran his hair through his braided hair. He was in deep thought. In his hand he held his phone. “Stay alert; the vibrations are coming from here?”

“Vibrations? I don’t feel any vibrations.”

“They are subtle, my program suggest that there is a class one sub preparing for takeoff. When it does, I want you to stop it.”

“You and your stupid phone—”

The ground began to vibrate and a port opened a hundred meters away. “Go!”

The shuttle shot upward and Deragon followed. He had difficulty catching the shuttle blasts from the ship propelled it faster. Once it hit escape velocity, there would be no way to catch it. Not without more power. And more power was the last thing he wanted. He roared as he gave it his all and jumped past the shuttle’s engine and swiping at the cockpit. A mighty blow split the ship in half. The explosion jolted Deragon slightly. He caught the cockpit in a bubble.

“Set him down below, so we can get some answers.”

“Right.” Deragon floated down the ship in his control. About twenty feet up, he dropped the shuttle.

“Gently,” Nathaniel said.

“Oops,” Deragon said. But his mistake exposed a ruse. In the cockpit, Dr. Green sat a panel on his chest open, exposing circuits. “What is this?”

“I felt it when I kicked him. The kick was supposed to incapacitate. But against a robot, it did only minimal damage.”

“So where is the real Dr. Green?”

“That is what we need to find out.”


The End
Next Story Arc: The search for Dr. Green

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