New Mobile Report Gundam Wing: The Aftermath
Episode 5: Escape from Jail
Written by: Neutralizer
The year is After Colony 195, it seems that life on Earth was very harsh, but in outer space it was worse. Many felt like rebelling, but they did not, for the fear of their own sake and other fellow colonists' sake and that OZ would easily crush. The colonies lived in constant fear and hated everything about OZ. Most people lived in poverty and the jails were overcrowding. The OZ soldiers were given so much freedom and could kill or jail an innocent person even if that person bothered them the slightest bit.
Setting- Military Camp #546 in the L2 Colony
For OZ to have such a large amount of mobile suit pilots, they established several OZ military camps, where young lifeless kids were trained to be dangerous and ruthless killers as mobile suit pilots. It is here where another young Gundam pilot emerges from the L2 Colony, one of the few clusters of colonies in space, called Langrange points.
Coach: You with the long green hair.
Training Soldier: Yeah, what?
Coach: What's your name?
Training Soldier: Lara...
Coach: Lara what?
Lara: Lara Seaver...
Coach: What are you doing here?
Lara: I'm training to be a mobile suit pilot.
Coach: Well, you are at the top of the class.
Lara: Why, thank you.
Coach: As a matter of fact, you're the best mobile suit pilot I've ever seen in training. You should be fighting along with the other OZ Soldiers.
Coach: But I think you would rather be dating me. Right?
Lara: Why you... All that flattery was supposed to lead up to that, right!?!?
Coach: Well... um... I think you my kind of chick.
Lara: Oh yeah...
Lara: I think you're the lowest scum of the Earth, the ugliest person in the world, and I would never date you, even if you were the last person alive.
Coach: WHAT DID YOU SAY!!!!
With that said, Lara spits on the coach.
Coach: What was that for?
Lara: For being a jerk.
Coach: That's it, you're in deep trouble.
Coach: Guards, take her away, to the "Judge."
Lara: Nooooo... not the "Judge."
The "Judge" was a strict, well the name says it all, judge that decides the status of soldier training to join OZ. The "Judge" was also given the power to punishment those who disobey OZ. He had a lot of power. From what the people heard, those who were punished by the "Judge" were never seen again, but Lara never believed those stories until now she will found out by risking herself. Lara was held by both the guards as she struggled to get free, but it was no use, those guards were trained to have brute strength. The coach smacked Lara on the lips and the guards started her away. She tried to wipe the coach's kiss on the sleeves of one of the guards and when she did, she was smacked hard in the forehead, knocking her cold.
Setting- Courtroom of the "Judge"
The next thing she knew, cold water was dumped on her and she awoke up in a courtroom. The only person in front of her was the "Judge." She looked around and saw the guards and the coach prosecuting her.
Judge: What did Lara Seaver do to you, Coach?
Coach: Well, she spit on me and insulted me, your Honor.
Guards: And she tried to wipe her mouth on our sleeves, your Honor.
Coach: Yes, your Honor.
Judge: I have made my verdict.
Lara: Wait, I didn't even get to testify. You should-
Judge: For insulting, spitting, and wiping her mouth on OZ soldiers, plus disrespecting me when not calling me "your Honor," I hereby court-martial Lara Seaver, forbid her from ever being affiliated to OZ, and sentence her to jail.
Lara: Uh oh. This isn't good. I hope I am dreaming and if I'm not, then I'm having a really bad day.
The words, "jail" struck Lara hard. She had never been to jail, never wanted to, but heard from some people that jail was horrid. And she didn't like the idea of her going to jail, she couldn't bear it any longer and fainted in the courtroom. When the court session ended, the guards dragged her into jail and locked her up.
Setting- OZ Jail
Lara awakens again in jail and finds that she stripped of her clothes. She was now wearing awfully uncomfortable and ugly suit.
Lara: Whoa, talk about fashion statement emergency.
She looks around and notices that the jail didn't look like what she imagined. All of a sudden, a startling noise frightened her. A person, well hidden in the shadow of the bed on the other side of the cell, came out.
Stranger: You're awake. That's good.
Lara: Who are you?
Stranger: That's not important right now.
Lara: Then what is?
Stranger: What are you in for?
Lara: What do you mean?
Stranger: I mean, why are you in jail?
Lara: Because... never mind.
Stranger: Tell me... you seem too innocent and sweet to be in this kind of jail.
Lara: You're not trying to hit on me, are you?
Stranger: Of course not. Anyways, I already have a girlfriend.
Lara: Oh, good, because that's why I'm in here. One of the coaches tried to hit on me while I was training to be a mobile suit pilot. I was the top of the class, but I got court-martialed and jailed and now I lost my dream and stuck in here.
Stranger: Don't worry. I'll find a way to get out.
Lara: You will?
Stranger: Sure, no problem. All of us who are in here are rebels. We have opposed OZ and we've been caught. They force us to spend the rest of our miserable lives in here. But I'm not gonna do that. I'm gonna get out of here and save the colonies. Our motto: "Glory to all the colonies."
The people in the cell next to them heard the motto and said out aloud. Soon everyone heard it and was saying that out aloud and the entire jail was chanting, "Glory to all the colonies."
Jail Guard: Hey, shut up back there!! I'm trying to watch TV!
Lara: Cool, so you are rebels, huh?
Lara: How do you join and what do you do?
Stranger: Are you sure?
Lara: Of course I do, for all the things OZ has done for me, I think I should give them something back - a gift of revenge. Hehehe...
Stranger: A young girl like you shouldn't be fighting among us though.
Lara: Don't call me "young girl."
Stranger: Ok, whatever.
Lara: Tell me, NOW!
Stranger: Ok, ok, don't have a cow. (mutters under breath) and grab a nap...
Lara: WHAT!? I heard that.
Stranger: I said grab a napkin.
Lara: That's what I thought...
Lara: DID YOU FORGET THE QUESTION?!
Stranger: Oh yeah. (scratches head) well, first you have to have a purpose.
Lara: Uh huh. I have one.
Stranger: Then you have to have something to fight with.
Lara: That's a problem.
Stranger: Do you have any skills that might help you?
Lara: I can pilot a mobile suit very well.
Stranger: Hmm... I got an idea.
Stranger: You can fight back in an mobile suit.
Stranger: I know. I'm a brilliant guy, what can I say.
Lara: Where the heck do I get a mobile suit?
Stranger: Uh let me think, I don't know, but when we escape I can hook you up with some of my buddies who can help you though.
Lara: If we can escape...
Stranger: Oh don't worry. I have a plan. If it is ok with you, can I free my buddies too?
Lara: Will they help us?
Stranger: Sure thing. They are rebels like me after all.
Lara: Alright, allies.
Stranger: I know. Now to carry out that plan.
Lara: You're so sweet.
Lara was kind of liking this strange boy, but she knew he had a girlfriend and didn't dare to interfere. Instead, she gave him a peck on the cheek. To her surprise, he didn't flinch or blush. Instead he turned around and stared at her.
Stranger: What the heck was that for?
Lara: I gave you a kiss because you're so nice.
Stranger: Well don't.
Stranger: Cuz I already have a girlfriend, I told you that.
Lara: Geez, its not like I like you or anything. It was just a... never mind.
Stranger: Don't do that again.
Lara: Ok, ok, ok.
That boy then faced the other way and wiped his cheek. He then took out a pen from his shoe.
Lara: What the heck? What's that pen for?
Stranger: It's not a pen.
Lara: It's not?
Lara: Then what is it?
Stranger: It's a laser point disguised as a pen.
Lara: Oh like one of those spy utility stuff.
Lara: You know, spy junk.
Stranger: You've been watching too much TV. Your brain has been clearly warped.
Lara: Oh, my brain has been warped. Yeah right. Look at you.
Stranger: (stares down at himself) What about myself?
Lara: I gave you a little kiss and you freaked out.
Stranger: So I'm sensitive and care about my girlfriend.
Lara: Yeah, yeah, yeah. That's what they all say and then soon or later they break.
Stranger: Just shut up.
He uncapped the "pen" and clicked it. He directed the laser at the iron bars that held them captive and melted those bars, freeing himself and Lara. They quickly did the same to all the other prisoners and they quickly busted out of the jail. Unknown to them, that action triggered a silent alarm.
Setting- Jail Control Center
The silent alarm became audible in the control center as sirens went off indicating people escaping the jail.
Jail Maintainer: What the heck is happening?
Security Guard: Guards 14 and 17 have been taken out.
Jail Maintainer: What?! How could they escape?
A robotic voice went off saying, "Enemy Attack" indicating that the enemy was attacking the guards.
Setting- Hallway outside of prisoner cells
Guards 6 and 12: Enemy attack, eh?
From behind them, the boy knocked them out with a quick punch in the head. The group of prisoners ran towards the space dock to take off to space, while the boy ran the opposite direction. He ran into the armory and found several bombs and placed them in the mobile suit hangar. He hooked them up for remote detonation and ran back to the others. They found a space pod and they all boarded the spaceship and prepared for launch.
Setting- Jail Control Center
Security Guard: Intrusion detected in Space Dock.
Jail Maintainer: So they want to escape. Not a chance. Deploy the mobile suits to target the space pod.
Just then the boy triggered the bomb and destroyed the entire mobile suit hangar as well as the mobile suits.
Security Guard: The hangar has been destroyed. Jail Maintainer: This sucks a lot.
Lara looked out of the window of the space pod and saw the colony grow smaller and smaller as they flew away. From the opposite window, you could see the magnificent Earth.
Lara: Where are we going?
Stranger: To the L4 Colony.
Stranger: That's where most of us come from. Plus it is the headquarters of our rebel organization.
Lara: You mean there are more than one rebel organization.
Stranger: Plenty. The colonies are dotted with them. This shows all the hatred for OZ. Most of them are weak and can be easily crushed by OZ.
Lara: Oh. You've never told me your name.
Stranger: Oh, my name is... Tom Merquise.
To Be Continued in Episode Six...
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