The Great Hall buzzed with the lively chatter of ten thousand bounty hunters.
From the stage, a sea of excited people filled the view in all directions.
Banners exclaiming 'Ace is a really cool!', 'Panman, dude of havoc!' and
'Jayne Eye-Catcher, we love you're well toned thighs!' were waving from
In the extravagant dressing rooms behind the stage, the three speakers and
Commander Pepe sat and quaffed mugs of rich, dark roasted coffee.
"Thirty seconds." The presentation director announced over the
dressing room's tannoy system. "Commander Pepe to the stage."
"Here we go!" The commander said, hauling his incredible mass
out of his sumptuous armchair recliner. "You'd better take up your
The commander walked towards the stage entrance. The others went down some
stairs to the underneath of the presentation platform.
Commander Pepe walked out onto the stage to a loud and sustained round of
applause. All bounty hunters shared great respect for the bulbous four hundred
year old military man. The commander held his arms aloft in acknowledgment
of the audience's reaction. On reaching the Lectern he began to speak. "Welcome
to you all. As you know, three days ago the T.A.R. Command was issued. It
was designed for use in two situations only, those situations being either
the threat of galaxy wide destruction or takeover, or the discovery of the
Palace of Amino and a subsequent attack upon that place. I have to inform
you that both of these situations have arisen."
The crowd gasped.
Commander Pepe continued. "Because of this dire threat to galactic
security, this colossal mother of a meeting has been called to explain the
situation and present our proposed violent solution to this severe problem.
With immense pleasure, I will now introduce you to our speakers for tonight.
Not one, not two, but three of the most awesome individuals ever to walk
among us. Please welcome to the stage the Palace of Amino’s greatest
bounty hunters - Peter the Ace, Panman and Jayne Eye-Catcher!"
A cheer to drown all cheers erupted from all corners of the Great Hall.
An array of pyrotechnics exploded white sparks all over the stage. Lasers
and spot lights of many colours flashed in all directions as the three heroes
rose slowly out of the stage floor. The audience continued its deafening
roar of praise and adoration. Peter the Ace, Panman, and Jayne Eye-Catcher
stabbed the air with their fists in unison. The crowd began to chant the
chant of the bounty hunters;
Slay the heinous,
Make them bleed,
annihilate the ones' they breed!
The cheers and chanting continued for twelve minutes. It was a most
inspiring experience for all.
"Thank you all." Peter the Ace said as the noise of the audience
finally died down. "And thank you, commander, for that fantastic
introduction." The greatest bounty hunter in the galaxy leant against
the lectern; a serious look of great significance filled his face. "Let's
get down to business!"
The gigantic tele-video screen flickered into life, showing a huge image
of Lawrence's face and a detailed rotating computer representation of
his mothership and one of his infamous skull fighters.
Peter the Ace pointed at the gargantuan screen. "Lawrence is back!
Back in a big way! Never before has there been a greater threat to galactic
peace than today. The fact that the location of the Palace of Amino may
now be known by the lord of depression is even more serious. We can expect,
for the first time ever, a direct assault on Enchantia of massive proportions."
The tele-video graphics changed to a spectacular simulation of an attack
on the Palace of Amino. The audience applauded the quality and clarity
of the images.
Peter the Ace continued. "I will now hand over to Jayne Eye-Catcher
who will explain in minute detail all that she has learned about Lawrence's
deadly and diabolical forces."
Cheers and wolfwhistles rang out as Peter changed places with the sensual
Jayne Eye-Catcher at the podium.
After almost an hour of riveting technical talk and stunning digital visuals,
Jayne Eye-Catcher brought her presentation to a close.
"As you can see," she said erotically, "Lawrence has a
phenomenal army of death that is more powerful than anything that we have
encountered before. Peter the Ace and Panman will now present a well designed
attack and defence plan that they cunningly devised over a plateful of
jellied shrimp last night."
Jayne Eye-Catcher returned to her seat next to Commander Pepe. Peter the
Ace and Panman took to the stage. A ten minute standing ovation ensued.
Three hours of captivating strategic talk later, the presentation was
concluded by Commander Pepe.
The commander smiled broadly. "Thank you Peter the Ace, Panman, and
Jayne Eye-Catcher. Your knowledge, wisdom and fighting skills have given
us all new hope for the future. The presentation has come to an end. Your
individual mission assignments will be given to you in the morning at
o'seven hundred hours. Go, eat like hogs, drink deeply from our finest
vats, sleep like babies in their mother’s cleavage, and prepare
The crowd cheered for twenty minutes before dispersing in a professional
and orderly manner. The bounty hunters would indeed eat and drink to the
maximum that their physiques would allow. But even a dangerous level of
alcohol would not be able to dampen one thought in the backs of minds.
The bounty hunters would not forget that omorrow the fight for the freedom
of the entire galaxy would begin.