Renegade Force #3: Comes the Raccoon
The tranquil quiet of the forest is broken by the sound of
engines. A pair of two-seater caged ATVs break from the thick of the forest
into a clearing. “Deb, the scanner indicates that we should be on top of the
energy source.” “Think that crater over there could be the spot Flora?” states
the driver of the lead vehicle.
Four members of the recently government sanctioned
contractors of the Agency exit the ATVs. “Man, the Agency has some really cool
toys!” exclaims the energetic Air Bag. “I’m happy to be off the wanted lists
Chris,” states her friend Debra Huxton, the powerhouse with the protruding
"Tech, this is Bubble Girl, we have located the source of
that energy spike in the area, looks like a meteorite hit.” “Copy that Sandy. Think you girls can get a sample?” “Can do one better, how about the whole thing
honey?” Midriff pulls a containment box from the back of the ATV.
Christen Cantz and Florida Richmond stand watch as Debra
starts into the crater. Sandra Rosestein monitors the progress of her teammate.
“Radiation level is rising Deb.” “Thanks Sandy, going hard,” replies the big
bellied girl. Debra concentrates and feels the density of her body getting
deeper. Midriff feels herself sink ankle deep into the loose crater floor as
she nears the piece of space debris. “Flora, ask your plant friends in the area
if anything was sniffing around here. Looks like some animal tracks on the
crater side,” requests Midriff as she places the meteor fragment into the case.
The vegetation controller reaches out and touches the
surrounding plant life. Through her unique ability Flora receives images of a
young raccoon curiously exploring the area. “The tracks were made by a raccoon
Deb,” confirms the green skinned heroine. Midriff loads up the specimen and the
girls jump back into the ATVs and head back into the tree line. From the cover
of the dense underbrush two glowing eyes track the two vehicles.
After a short time the ATVs pull into the rear hold of the
team’s VTOL jet and are greeted by their teammate Tech-head. Spencer Davasinski
the large headed technopath of the team is also the boyfriend of Debra Huxton.
Tech-head has the ability to mentally interact with any type of computer system
and is an invaluable tech support to all missions.
"Hey honey, brought you back a present,” says Debra lifting
the containment box out one handed. “Just glad to have you back,” replies
Spencer giving Deb a hug and an affectionate belly caress. “Oh get a room you
two!” jabs Chris. Deb sticks her tongue out at her friends as the others laugh.
Tech-head turns his head to the side as if he is listening
to something. “Hey girls, just picked up a radio call. Seems some logging
outfit is in trouble. Care to take a look?” “Sure we can lend a hand, if that’s
okay with the rest of you?” asks Sandy. The others nod yes. Debra gives Spencer
a quick kiss and hops into the ATV next to Flora as Tech-head radios in the
team’s response with his power.
As the ATVs work their way up the logging trail the path is
blocked by the steaming wreck of a tractor trailer. The girls get out and start
to inspect the truck. Sandra notices the front of the vehicle. “Looks like
someone took a chainsaw to the front of this.” Bubble Girl runs her hand along
the deep gouges in the truck grill. “Yeah, or something with huge claws,” adds
The next sight is the driver side door hanging loosely from
one hinge. A thin trail of blood leads from the truck into the bush. Midriff
points out the trail and signals the team to silence. Deb pulls back the bush
to expose a terrified man bleeding from his shoulder. The man lets out a cry of
surprise. “Easy there. I’m Midriff of the Renegade Force, we’re here to help.”
“Man, we need to get out of here! The army or something needs to get that
monstrosity!” exclaims the driver.
The rest of the girls come over to the driver. “What did
this monster look like?” asks Flora “Yeah, can you tell us what happened?” adds
Christen. The driver tries to recall what happened when suddenly the chains
holding the truck’s load snap sending the logs tumbling towards the group.
Almost on instinct Air Bag jumps in front of the group and expands out her
belly to maximum size. The logs smash into the super air inflated belly and
bounce away from the team. Christen then uses her anti-gravity field to cause
the bouncing logs to float harmlessly overhead.
The girls scramble out of the way. Midriff grabs the truck
driver and tosses him towards the ATVs. A silhouetted form jumps up onto the
trailer. Bubble Girl’s belly swells up and a line of energy bubbles blast from
her swollen middle. The bubbles explode on impact with the area but miss the
creature as it leaps out of the way.
Debra checks on the trucker. “Stay here, we’re going after
that thing. Air Bag, stay with him,” orders Midriff as she heads into the woods
after the fleeing opponent. “So you girls are like what, super heroes or
something?” “Yeah, something like that.” “Should your.. should she be going out
like that?” asks the perplexed driver. “What do you mean?” “Your friend, should
she be running around the forest dressed like that in her condition?” Christen
just laughs as she starts first aid on the man’s shoulder.
Midriff catches up to her teammates. Bubble Girl has her
belly fully extended and packed full of energy. Flora has she arms spread out
with her palms down. The green skinned woman’s head snaps and Flora points.
“There!” yells Flora. Sandy arches her back and thrusts out her big round belly
and fires out her energy bubbles. The stream on energy hits a thick area of
branches. The exploding spheres of energy light up the area.
Debra makes out a humanoid shape that appears to be covered
in grayish brownish colored fur dive from the trees. Midriff feels her
adrenaline kick in and she is next to the tree where the creature is perched in
a blink of an eye. With one mighty swing the big bellied heroine smashes the
tree nearly uprooting it. Shaken loose of its hiding place the furred being
tumbles to the ground.
Debra is quick to the side of the creature. Midriff is
startled by the sight of a large anthropomorphic raccoon scrambling to its
feet. The raccoon man lets out a low growl and grabs up a good sized branch.
The being swings the club like a baseball bat aiming for Debra’s distended
Midriff wills herself to go intangible. The raccoon man is
stunned to watch the club sail through the big bellied girl. The ground
explodes between Debra and her opponent as a burst of belly bubbles from Sandy
hits the area. The furred creature is thrown back but is able to flip through
the air and land clinging to the side of a tree.
The raccoon being lets out a yell and dives at Bubble Girl,
his claws extended menacingly. Flora aims and activates her wrist shooters. The
creature is hit in the side by a large tangle of vines that knocks him off
course. The beast comes to a sliding stop next to Sandra. Flora concentrates
and quickly has the raccoon man wrapped up tight in the vines. “Why are you
protecting the destroyers? Are you not one with the forest like me?” shouts the
raccoon man at Flora. The girls are shocked by this.
"You can talk!” exclaims Flora. “Yes I have learned the
language of the destroyers so that I can stop them.” replies the talking animal
man. “Who are these destroyers and what makes you think we are protecting
them?” questions Debra rubbing the side of her belly bulge. “Because you helped
that controller of the metal monster bulging one,” counters Raccoon. “Okay,
this is a misunderstanding, we just thought he needed help,” comments Sandra.
"How did you get this way and why are you attacking the
loggers?” asks Flora. Once Raccoon is freed he tells the girls how as a normal
animal he came across the fallen star that transformed into the forest
protector. He then leads the girl to the company’s operation office. “If I’m
interpreting this properly, the document shows the destroyers are working
outside their zone.” “Not only that Rac, this Forestech is not re-planting
trees in the area they have already cleared,” informs Flora.
Midriff contacts Spencer who mentally taps into the
company’s computer system. “Oh, guess who the parent company of this operation
is,” states Tech-head over the radio. “You’re kidding right, Roxcore?” “The one
and only Deb. I’ll contact Agent Coaltrane of this and bring Sky Force 1 over
to get you girls.”
The team’s VTOL jet comes in for a landing and soon a black
Suburban is pulling up to the site. “Great job on this team. I like the
ambition you young people show. Sent on a simple recon and retrieval and you
kick up another illegal Roxcore operation,” congratulates the agent. “Well we
did have helooph!” starts to say Christen before getting an elbow in the side.
After the driver is carted away with the agents, Tech-head
is led to the edge of the forest. “Okay Rac, the coast is clear,” yells out
Flora. Spencer is in awe as the raccoon man steps into view. “Tech-head this is
Raccoon the forest protector, Rack this is Tech-head.” The Raccoon extends and
shakes the hand of Spencer. “Uh, welcome to the super-hero community,” stammers
Spencer staring at their new found friend. “Super-hero, huh, I guess I already
have the mask for it,” says the animal man gesturing to his eyes. The team
bursts into laughter at the joke from their new ally.