Kathryn tapped her commbadge. "What is it Craig?"
"We're kinda Scarab meat, a little transporting help would be nice," Craig stuttered.
"Now please!" Lena yelled.
"Aye Captain," Harry stuttered. He worked furiously at his station.
Kathryn turned to Tactical, Ian was there. "Where are all those bugs?"
Ian looked down at his console. "As far as I can tell they're on Decks Fourteen and Fifteen, and they're spreading."
"Evacuate those decks, and all the neighbouring ones," Kathryn commanded.
"Yes ma'am," Ian said.
In: "Enterprise to Voyager, we've just been attacked by a Borg sphere."
Kathryn sighed. "This just isn't our day."
"Captain, we've got a problem," Ian muttered.
"Another one?" Kathryn groaned.
"There's nowhere for the crew to evacuate too. Decks Four to Fifteen are still filled with radiation," Ian said.
Kathryn sighed. "Contact the Enterprise, tell them to beam everyone over there."
"At the rate the Sbaracs are moving, we'll all need to leave the ship," Ian said.
"I'm not letting those bugs take over my ship," Kathryn said.
"It's not like they're going to pilot Voyager and attack people with it," Tom muttered.
"Quit it with the smart ass attitude, Tom," Kathryn said.
"Sorry," Tom said.
Chakotay stood up and he turned to Kathryn. "We're going to have to leave, we can think of a way to get rid of the Sbaracs when we're on the Enterprise."
Kathryn sighed. "Fine. Harry, beam everyone but us to the Enterprise."
Harry nodded. "Yes ma'am." He worked at his station, when he was finished he looked back up at Kathryn.
"Ian, divert all power to the shields. We have to stop those bugs from going on the planet, and stop the natives from investigating."
"Chakotay to Enterprise," Chakotay said.
In: "Lena here."
Tom groaned. "Great, she's in charge now... maybe we should have just left her here."
Kathryn glared at Tom. "Beam us to the Enterprise on my mark."
Kathryn watched Ian as he worked at Tactical. He looked up at Kathryn then he nodded.
"Lena, now," Kathryn commanded.
"I thought somebody said this ship was under attack," Kathryn said.
"It was, they've stopped firing," Lena said.
"But, why?" Harry asked.
"I don't know," Lena muttered.
"You really should send that team down to the planet, Tom," Kathryn said.
"Right," Tom said.
the city of Iria
"I still think we should have left it there," James said.
"Well I don't, it's safer with me," Jessie said.
In: "Janeway to Stuart."
Jessie groaned. "What does she want?"
James shrugged then he tapped his commbadge. "Yeah?"
In: "Any luck?"
"Sorta, we found that key," James replied.
In: "Good. I'm sending an awayteam down to look for Faye, I want you to join them."
"Why?" Duncan asked.
In: "Janeway out."
"If Annika's on that team then I'm back on the ship," Jessie said.
"Same here," James said.
The sound of shuttles flying low came over the entire city centre. James and Jessie looked up, then they saw two Borg like shuttles flying towards them.
"This must be our Borg visitors," Jessie muttered.
"Yeah, we'd better get out of here," James said. The three quickly got onto their feet, then they headed towards the nearest building.
on a higher floor of the same building
"Are you sure this is the right place?" Tom asked.
"Do I look sure," Lena replied. She tapped her commbadge. "Lena to Stuart."
In: "Lena? Are you on the team?"
"Yep, where are you?" Lena replied.
"What the hell are you doing in my room?" a posh woman's voice screeched.
The awayteam turned and then saw a fat woman staring at them, with her hands on her fat hips.
"That's what Janeway would look like if she let herself go," Craig whispered to Lena.
Tom tried to keep a straight face. "Sorry ma'am, we were just leaving." He quickly pushed the other two out of the room.
"Ok, I say we split up to look for them," Lena said.
"Who made you the boss of us, we're Lieutenants after all," Tom said.
Lena glared at Tom icily, and he stepped backwards. "Erm, why don't you go on your own, I'll tell James to look for us," he stuttered.
Lena nodded, then she continued down the corridor. Tom and Craig sighed in relief.
"I suppose it's in his nature, give him a thump for me too when you find him," Jessie said. She and James kissed each other on the lips briefly.
Duncan rolled his eyes. "Don't you two ever stop."
"What are you doing?" Tom asked. He felt what seemed like a gun being pointed at the back of his head.
A group of five ex-drones came around the corner, then they forced Tom and Craig to the ground. The old guy from Naptwo was among the group.
"Glad you can join us, humans. My name is Curan, now tell us where the key is," the man said.
"Key, what are you talking about?" Tom asked.
Craig sighed. "Don't you ever listen to mission briefings?"
Tom rolled his eyes and he slapped his forehead. "You obviously don't listen to them fully."
"Erm oops," Craig stuttered.
Tanaia came around the corner holding a basket. Craig and Tom stared at her in shock.
"Lena? There's something different about you," Tom muttered.
"Yeah, is it..." Craig said. Tanaia opened the basket and she pulled a snake out. "The snake," Craig stuttered.
"Have you ever wondered what it feels like to be poisoned?" Tanaia said sweetly. She kissed the snake's head then she went up closer to Tom and Craig.
"I can't tell Captain, they must of done something to their shields," Harry said.
"They're leaving orbit," Lee said from the helm.
"Alert Lena, we're leaving orbit," Chakotay said.
"Mr Williams, follow that ship," Kathryn commanded.
"Er, yes ma'am," Lee muttered.
"Are we just going to leave everyone down there?" Harry asked.
"What can happen? I doubt they'll get attacked by mummies, and curses," Kathryn said.
"Er this film is a Mummy Returns parody," Harry said.
"I don't think so somehow, the writers have gotten over the Mummy craze," Kathryn said.
on the planet
"Er hello," James muttered. Craig waved, Tom rolled his eyes.
"Do you feel that?" she asked.
Duncan looked nervous as he hid his hand behind his back. "Feel what mummy."
"Good evening," Lartinan's voice said. Jessie and Duncan quickly turned and they saw him.
"Who are you, what do you want?" Jessie asked.
"I'm here for the chest, give it to me," Lartinan replied.
Duncan picked the chest back up.
"Leave us alone, or you'll regret it," Jessie said.
"Woah mum, not a good idea," Duncan muttered.
"Stay behind me," Jessie said. Five more ex-drones came up behind Lartinan.
"Told you, think it's time to yell for dad now," Duncan said. Jessie turned back at Duncan with her eyebrow raised, and she turned back.
"We'll just kill you and take it anyway," Lartinan said.
"I don't think so," a familiar voice said. Everyone turned and they saw a man in a dark cloak come up beside Jessie. He took off his hood.
"Arden, how come you're here?" Jessie asked.
"We'd better save it for later," Arden replied.
"Arden, the traitor," Lartinan growled.
"Lartinan," Arden said.
"Speak for yourself," Tom muttered.
"You see this isn't a good time..." James said but he was interrupted by Tanaia throwing the snake at him. Luckily he caught it, it still tried to bite him.
Tanaia turned to the ex-drones. "Shoot him, but remember don't kill him."
"Aaaaaw," some of the drones muttered. They aimed their guns. James threw the snake back, and one got it right in the face. All you heard was, "oh crap," from him.
Tom and Craig got away from their captives. Craig looked around quickly and he ran through the nearest door.
"Gee, what a coward," Tom muttered. One guy threw a knife at Tom, he ducked quickly, and it went towards James instead. He got out of the way and it landed in the wall. "Oh damn," Tom muttered.
James ignored him. "Do you want the knife?"
"Yeah, actually. Nobody throws knives at me and lives," Tom replied.
"We'll see about that then," James said.
"What do you mean by that?" Tom asked just before he got a knife threw at him. He ducked quickly, and it landed in one of the ex-drones. "When I said I wanted the knife, that's not what I meant."
Another ex-drone attacked Jessie. She kicked one in the face, and pushed the other one into the wall.
"Woah mum, I didn't know you could do that," Duncan said.
Jessie kicked the second guy where it hurts. "Neither did I." The one she kicked in the face caught her by surprise, he pushed her into the wall. She kicked him in the leg, pushed him back a bit, then she punched him right in the face. "I knew I could do that though."
Lena finally arrived at the scene, she then attacked Lartinan from behind. The guy who got kicked where it hurts came up behind Jessie.
"Mum look out!" Duncan yelled.
It was too late, the guy hit Jessie, which knocked her unconscious. He then carried her out.
Lena turned around, "Jessie!" Lartinan pushed her against the wall, knocking Arden to the ground as well. Lartinan and the rest of the ex-drones headed out. Lartinan threw his knife towards Lena. She moved her head to the side, it just narrowly missed her.
"Don't yell at me, it was Tom's idea," James said.
"Was not..." Tom said. He got shot in the arm. "Oh crap, do it faster you idiot!"
"What's the point, we're going to die anyway... from three floors up," Craig muttered.
"Not with my idea," Tom said, he whispered something in Craig's ear. He smiled and nodded. They both went up behind James, then they pushed him as hard as they could. He went straight through the window, and landed hard on the ground in a matter of seconds.
He raised his head slightly, "you stupid pieces of shit." Tom then immediately fell on James' back, then Craig landed on Tom's.
"That was a nice soft landing," Craig said cheerfully.
"I'm glad you're safe, Craig... now get off my back!" Tom yelled.
"Will you both get off mine!" James yelled.
Craig climbed off, Tom got up afterwards. James got up slowly afterwards. "Geeze, that freaking hurt."
Craig glanced at Tom. "How did you know that Slayers land easier?"
"They do? So much for my idea," Tom replied.
James was about to say something but he was interrupted by the gun shots firing at them from the broken window. They quickly got out of the way of the shots.
"Did anyone hear a shuttle?" Craig asked. His answer was one of the nearby Borg shuttles powering up. The three guys saw one of the ex-drones carrying Jessie into the shuttle. They were about to go towards it, when the ex-drones suddenly came out of the building firing at them. They went to the side of the building to avoid the shots.
The ex-drones, Curan and Tanaia went into the second shuttle. Both of the shuttles quickly took off.
James, Tom and Craig came back around to the front of the building. Lena, Arden and Duncan ran out of the building, then towards the three guys. Duncan ran straight to James, he picked him up.
"Arden?" Tom said questioningly.
"What are you doing here?" Craig asked.
"That's not important. The man who took Jessie is, or was part of the Maji. I know where his hideout is," Arden replied.
"Good, let's go," James said.
"We'll need some transport, it is too far away for us to get there on time by foot," Arden said.
"We have a ship in orbit, they can..." Tom said.
"No they can't, they've gone to pursue those Borg spheres," Lena said.
"Well that's their fault isn't it," Tom muttered.
"What is?" James asked.
"Since they've gone chasing after those Borg spheres, everyone on board have no chance of getting a good part in the movie," Tom replied.
"I have a hover car, we can take that. Follow me," Arden said, he headed further into the town centre. The group followed.
"What are all these ex-drones after exactly?" Lena asked.
"Those ex-drones you speak of are actually part of the Borg Resistance. They heard about the gate on this planet, and they want to use it to gain an advantage against the Borg," Arden replied.
"So why take Jessie?" Tom asked.
Arden stopped, so did everyone else. "I was hoping you wouldn't ask that."
"Why?" Duncan asked.
"Took the word right out of my mouth," Craig said.
"Didn't shut you up though," Lena muttered.
"Jessie is a lure, that's why we have to be careful when we rescue her," Arden said.
"A lure for what?" James asked.
"They want you," Arden replied.
"Cool," Tom said. James glared at him, then he smacked him on the head. He fell to the ground. Duncan started giggling.
"You see, the Resistance can't reach the gate on their own. They're not powerful enough to fight the gate guards..." Arden said.
Craig sniggered quietly, but James still heard him. He got smacked too.
"The Resistance went to Thairo to retrieve Iinan's remains. They have enough to revive him," Arden said.
"Oh, that's why they want me right," James said.
"That's correct," Arden said.
Craig and Tom got back onto their feet. "So we have to face Iinan again?" Craig moaned.
"This never would of happened if Lena read that passage right in Kiss of Death," Tom said.
Lena knocked Tom unconscious again. "It's not my fault that I don't have the right accent for that language, dope."
"Still, it still should have worked.. I mean the Kiss of Death was cured," Arden said.
"Yeah, well think about it. If it had worked we wouldn't of had that other episode or this movie," Lena said.
"I guess so," Arden said.
"Erm, to go back to the original subject. Will the Resistance be able to use the gate now, with the key and Iinan?" James asked.
"Yes, it is only a matter of time. The gate was originally used to connect this planet with Thairo, but it can be used to open portals on other planets too," Arden replied.
"You say they need the key?" Duncan asked.
"Yes, they have it," Arden replied.
Duncan shook his head. "No they don't." He rolled his sleeve up and revealed the key on his arm. "When mum wasn't looking I took it. I just wanted to see what it would look like on"
"Ohno," Arden muttered.
Everyone sighed. "What now!"
"The child has put the key on his wrist... do you know what this means?" Arden said.
"He's a girl for putting bracelet things on?" Tom asked as he came into consciousness again. He wasn't awake for long.
"No. By putting the key on his wrist the only way to open the gate is to put his own arm through the lock. According to the legend if someone does that it will awaken the army who planned to use the gate as a weapon," Arden said. Duncan gasped, everyone else just stared blankly at Arden.
Tom came into consciousness again. "What, now I'm totally lost.. James and Lena keep knocking me unconscious."
"Maybe if you shut up we won't," Lena said angrily.
"Speak for yourself," James muttered.
"We'd better get going, we haven't got much time," Arden said.
minutes later, a small museum
"A museum, his hideout's a museum," Tom muttered.
"Yes well, no one ever goes there," Arden said.
James turned to Duncan, who was sitting in the back. "Duncan, do me a favour.. stay and guard the car."
"But I wanna kick some butt," Duncan moaned.
"Well I'll make Tom stay, and you can kick his," James said.
"Hey," Tom said.
"I don't wanna go near his butt," Duncan said.
"Charming," Tom muttered.
"Actually, I'll stay and guard the car," Lena said. Everyone stared at her in shock.
"Lena? You want to stay behind?" Craig asked in disbelief.
"Iinan's going to be revived in there, I don't wanna see it. You know I hate the sight of the dead," Lena replied.
"Then you can look after Duncan," James said.
James, Arden, Tom and Craig started to get out of the car. Duncan kicked Tom hard in the butt.
"Hey, I thought you didn't want to kick me," Tom said.
"I know, but your butt was just screaming 'kick me'," Duncan said.
Tom turned to James. "There's another one coming isn't there."
"Oh yeah," James said and he grinned.
"Maybe we should just forget the rescue mission, if we don't I'm going to have two of James' brats hitting me," Tom muttered.
"Don't forget me," James said.
"What?" Tom asked before he got knocked unconscious again.
"I really wish you'd stop doing that," Arden said.
Arden went over to the boot and he opened it. Inside there were loads of primitive, yet cool looking, weapons. "Take your pick, but don't touch that one. That one's my favourite," Arden said.
Arden took off his cloak and he dumped it in the boot, he picked up his favourite weapon which was a huge gun. "I must warn you, these weapons do generate a lot of heat."
James and Craig took off their jackets, and dumped them in the boot too. Craig went over to the car window. "Hey Lena," he said.
"Do you think I'm impressed, guess again," Lena said.
Craig sighed, "but I weight lifted with these arms for hours."
Lena rolled her eyes. "Duncan, kick him... right there."
Duncan giggled, and he kicked Craig where it hurts. He fell to the ground, crying.
"I doubt that he'd impress any girls with those arms," James muttered. All he heard was a groan.
"Where did you get that bruise from?" Arden asked.
"Long story," James muttered.
"The shape of it, that means that you're one of the Chosen Slayers," Arden said.
Tom then decided to wake up again, and he burst out laughing. "Duncan, kick him," James said.
Duncan grinned, he jumped out of the car and kicked Tom where it hurts. Duncan went back into the car giggling.
"I know that some people seem to think that Lena and I are Natural born ones, but Chosen?" James said.
"The Chosen Slayers are usually a brother and a sister. Lena must be a Natural one only," Arden said.
"My sister's dead," James said.
Arden sighed. "Then there must be only one Chosen Slayer for this generation."
"Look, you got the wrong person, it's only a bruise," James said. He walked away from the boot, stepping over Tom and Craig in the process. They were still crying on the floor.
"We'll see," Arden said.
Lena took off her jacket, and she looked at her new tattoo. It was the same shape, just more detailed. "Stupid permanent tattoos," she thought.
on the other side of the museum
the museum, a few minutes later
"Yartiyi, orleea isuni..." Curan read.
Jessie woke up and she looked around. Her hands and feet were tied up, so she couldn't move. She spotted the jar.
"Yaturai, yaturai, yaturai," Curan read.
Arden and James turned around to face Tom and Craig. "Will you hurry up," they both said.
"I would but I can't," Craig moaned.
"Maybe if we kick them where it hurts they'll stop complaining," Tom said.
"You can, but I don't want Sickbay to be the first place I go to when we get back onboard the ship," Craig said.
Suddenly all of the dead people on exhibit came to life, startling the four guys.
"It's ok, they can't and won't do anything," Arden said. He continued walking. The other three guys followed him.
"I'm so glad Lena ain't here," Craig said.
"First time for everything," Tom muttered.
The jar started shaking violently. It exploded and the ashes blew out of it. They went into a shape of a man, and then it took form. Iinan appeared like he did in the previous movie. He looked around the room.
"Who revived me?" Iinan asked.
Curan stepped up. "It was I, my lord. We have the key to the famous gate."
Iinan laughed evilly. He stopped when something caught his eye, or what was left of it. Tanaia was coming over to him. She stopped when she was a foot away from him.
"Don't be scared," Curan said.
"I am not afraid. I am Makia, half reincarnated," Tanaia said.
"Only in body, but I will bring your soul back from the Underworld, then we can be together again," Iinan said.
Curan rolled his eyes and he walked away.
From above, Arden, James, Tom and Craig were watching.
"Half reincarnated?" James said questioningly.
"I have mentioned Makia before, haven't I?" Arden asked.
"Yeah," James replied.
"It is rare, but not unheard of. If a reincarnation is a twin, sometimes the soul gets separated to go into both of the twins. After hundreds of years of reincarnations, the soul twins will be so far apart that they'll never know each other," Arden said.
"Are you saying Lena's soul twin is that girl down there?" Craig asked.
"Exactly," Arden replied.
"We'd better get ready," James said.
"Ready for what, let's do it now," Tom asked.
"No, we need the right time," Arden replied.
Tom rolled his eyes. "Whatever."
"I have a gift for you," Tanaia said to Iinan. She turned to face Jessie, Iinan did the same.
"Her," he said angrily.
"I thought you would like to see her die," Tanaia said. She clicked her fingers, then the ex-drones picked the slab back up. They headed towards an open fire.
"Oh crap," Jessie muttered when she spotted the fire.
"This should be good," Iinan said. Tanaia smiled.
"Just wait, I'll kill you again," Jessie said.
"That would be impossible if we kill you first," Curan said.
"Burn her!" Iinan ordered.
The ex-drones started to tip the slab sideways towards the fire.
"You bastard!" Jessie screamed, just before somebody jumped down onto the slab, and pushed her off it. They both landed beside the fire. Jessie looked up to see who pushed her off the slab. "James?" she said in surprise.
A group of ex-drones aimed guns at them both. They both went for cover behind some barrels. Gun shots started, from above as well. Iinan looked up and he saw Tom, Craig and Arden firing at them.
Lartinan passed Tanaia a gun, and they both started firing up. Tom and company ducked for cover, but continued to fire back.
"I don't think anyone was expecting that," Jessie said as James untied her hands.
"Well, someone had to do it," James muttered. Jessie untied her own feet. They both stood up. James joined in with the gun shots. Iinan spotted him.
"You!" Iinan growled, he started to come over. James panicked, and he shot Iinan. He stumbled backwards, but he wasn't hurt.
"Guys, look!" Tom yelled. Craig and Arden looked towards where Tom was looking.
"Faye?" Craig said questioningly.
Faye came up to James and Jessie. "Need a little help?" she asked. She didn't wait for an answer, she turned around. She raised her arms, and she fired what looked like an electric shock at the whole group. All but Iinan was knocked unconscious.
"Let's go," Arden said, while pushing Tom and Craig towards the corridor.
Faye narrowed her eyes at Iinan, she fired another shot at him, but he was unaffected. Iinan seemed to recognise her, and he picked up the Book of Death. He started reading it.
Faye turned to James and Jessie. "Go, I'll handle him!"
"But Faye, how..." Jessie said.
"Now!" Faye yelled with her eyes glowing.
James and Jessie didn't argue, and they headed for the stairs.
Iinan finished reading from the book, a few seconds later all the dead people on exhibit came up behind Iinan.
"Can't do your own dirty work, Iinan. Fine, you win the first round," Faye said. She followed James and Jessie up the stairs.
"Go after them!" Iinan ordered. The dead people did as they were told. "She'll be back," Iinan said in an ominous voice.
Jessie, James, Arden, Tom and Craig met back up at the car. Lena climbed out of it.
"Went well, huh?" Lena said questioningly.
"Er, not really," James muttered.
"Why don't I like the sound of this," Lena said.
"There's lots of dead people coming our way," Jessie said.
"Ohno, Iinan's cast that spell again," Arden muttered to himself.
"Dead bodies, oh crap," Lena muttered.
Faye came up to the group looking a little too calm. "They're not far behind, prepare."
"Fine, I'll prepare. Just give me a blindfold," Lena said.
Faye glared at Lena, she quickly shook it off. "What's her problem?"
Lena shuddered and she went back into the car. Everyone else turned their heads and sure enough the dead army was in sight. Arden, Tom, James and Craig aimed their rifles at the army, then they began to fire.
The army continued despite all the shooting. The remaining suddenly lunged at the group. Jessie instinctly raised her hands to protect herself, when she did so the army froze.
"What the hell," Tom said.
"Never mind, kill them quickly," Arden ordered.
The other guys did as they were told, the remaining dead people were shot to the ground.
"How the hell did they freeze like that?" Craig asked.
Faye looked Jessie's way. "I know," she said quietly, no-one heard her.
Duncan and Lena got out of the car. Jessie beckoned James over to her, they both hugged each other. Everyone but Arden rolled their eyes. "Oh please," Tom and Craig muttered when they started kissing.
Duncan walked away, "get a room." Suddenly somebody grabbed him and they ran towards the side of the building. The group recovered from the shock and they all ran after the guy and Duncan.
Before they reached the side of the building they heard two shuttles take off. When the group got to the side of the building they couldn't see the shuttles anywhere.
"Shit," James muttered.
"What the hell!" Tom squeaked. Everyone turned to him.
"What now?" Lena groaned.
"Jessie, what's happened to your eyes?" Tom asked nervously.
Everyone turned to Jessie, who for some reason now had only black in her eyes. "What are you all looking at?" she asked angrily
"Jessie, your eyes are black," James said.
"That's not right," Jessie muttered.
"We'd better get to my hover car," Arden said carefully.
"Good idea, she's freaking me out," Tom muttered.
The group quickly made their way back towards the hover car.