Chapter 59

Walker Chapter 59

Copyright 2012 Banzai Ben and Amazing Anastasia


Flashback – Ira and Mira – Undisclosed location


We were trail on the hot in pursuit of the harlequins who had freed the prisoners and then diabolically exploited them to perpetrate an assault on a presidential palace. In retrospect, it was merely logical that they would assist the prisoners. We were pursuing the multitudinous tracks in the sand and were virtually flying over the dunes. But somehow my feminine senses determined that something was not entirely correct.


I glanced at Mira and confirmed she was focused – focused to an extreme on the hand at task. I (being her twin sister) could also ascertain she was oblivious to anything other than encircling the harlequins.  Her focus was commendable but her subject was self-destructive, so I veered my motorcycle toward hers. My tactic attracted her attention, I delivered the appropriate hand signals instructing her to increase her situational awareness and she, in turn, delivered to me an inappropriate digit – an action which intensely inflamed and infuriated me!


I will teach her little red wagon!


Flashback – Jack – Undisclosed location


We jumped into the Frankenmonster, Banzai took off like his ass was on fire and he was driving like a bat out of hell. At least we were in 'stealth mode' so we could talk. I asked, "Just what the hell are we doing?"


He looked at me and grinned, "Just sit back and leave the driving to me. We're going to have some fun."


Even in 'stealth mode' the engine sounded like it was going to explode. I questioned, "So you took the governor off this engine and you're over-revving it. Aren't you worried you're going to throw a rod or something?"


Banzai answered, "Listen closely Jack and tell me what you hear."


I listened and heard the engine as it started to burble. Then Banzai upshifted and explained, "That sound was the valves floating so I'm not worried about throwing a rod. But I suppose I could crack a valve spring. Hot damn! I finally see them."


I looked forward and asked, "Banzai, have you totally lost it?"


He laughed, "Hell no Jack just watch - things will be fine."


I did watch but I wasn't sure what the hell was going on. I determined it was Mira and Ira on their motorcycles in front of us and they swerved toward each other like crazy. I swore any moment one of them would run into the other and as we got closer I could see them each taking turns giving each other the bird and laughed, "Damn Banzai, it looks like we're right in the middle of a Mira and Ira cat fight."


Flashback – Mira and Ira – Undisclosed location


My sister Ira was being an annoying female saluki! She almost impacted my motorcycle with hers so I displayed my displeasure with an inappropriate digit signal which angered her and now she was incompetently trying to render my motorcycle inoperable. Now I will compel her to admit I am the superior rider!


We played a dangerous game of feline and rodent interspersed with the occasional displays of inappropriate digital extremities!


Flashback – Major M – Command and Control


We watched as two motorcycles begin to chase the escaped prisoners. At first they seem to be making good time, but then they begin driving like they were drunk. One of the technicians remarked, "Sir! It looks like they are trying to run into each other."


I'm pretty sure it was the Sedankina bitches and wondered what the hell was going on between the two of them.


Then I ordered, "Zoom in on that cloud chasing the motorcycles but keep the motorcycles in the picture."


I was fascinated as I watched the mystery vehicle, (for lack of a better name I will call it what the Israelis called it - 'Baskerville') as it rapidly gained on the Sedankina bitches and questioned, "Do we have a velocity on Baskerville?"


My tech asked, "Is that the codename for the unidentified vehicle?"


I testily replied, "Hell yes! Now do you have the current velocity of that damn vehicle?"


He replied, "Baskerville's velocity is…"


He faltered and I asked again, "Yes! What's the damn velocity?"


He replied, "Sir! I wanted to double check. Baskerville's velocity is ninty-six kph (60 mph)."


I thought, that's pretty damn fast for a vehicle in the open desert, but not to an extent that it concerned me. Shit! An M1 Abrams could almost hang with it.


We watched as it continued to gain on the motorcycles. I was sure the Sedankina bitches were distracted and didn't know they were being chased - it should prove interesting when they finally figured out they were being pursued. I personally hoped Baskerville ran both of them the hell over!


Flashback – Jack – Undisclosed location


Banzai had switched on the smoke screen and I asked, "So what are your plans."


He grinned and said, "I'm going to scare the hell out of both of them and then leave them eating our dust."


I questioned, "Banzai, I know the Frankenmonster is fast, but you really don't think you're faster than their dirt bikes."


He laughed like a maniac, "Jack they won't the hell know what happened."


We kept gaining on them. Banzai reached over, fired up the music player and I plugged my ears as he took Frankenmonster out of 'stealth mode'!


Flashback – Ira and Mira – Undisclosed location


Suddenly we were assaulted by an extreme cacophony of noise and music behind us. If I was not mistaken the music was "Ride of the Valkyries" by Wagner (think of the song from Apocalypse Now). I turned and perceived that we were being vociferously pursued by the Hades hound, Baskerville. Mira comprehended identically so we accelerated to the maximum safe speed in hopes of outrunning our adversary.


However Baskerville continued its onslaught and gained on our position. Accordingly, we began evasive maneuvers.


Flashback – Jack – Undisclosed location


Well that certainly got Mira and Ira's attention. They kicked the dirtbikes up a couple of notches and I was even more amazed when Banzai did the same and continued to gain on them. It made me wonder exactly what Banzai did to this damn truck. If he can make this truck do this, I wanted him to work on my car if we ever get the hell out of here!


Then Banzai yelled, "Jack hold on tight."


Mira and Ira started turning and weaving, trying to shake us and I don't know how Banzai did it, but we stayed with them the whole damn time and still gained on them.


I complained, "Damn Banzai you're making me sick."


He yelled, "Don't you dare puke in my Frankentruck or you will clean it up."


It felt just like the time I rode rear seat in an F-15 and the pilot did his best to make me puke. Only this was worse because I'd just wolfed down that manifold burrito. I held on for dear life and fought the urge to toss my cookies.


We were right on their sixes now and I could tell from their perfect and lovely asses that it was indeed Mira and Ira. I got excited and yelled, "Hell yes! Run their asses over!"


Banzai scolded, "Jack that's not the plan, just make sure you hang on tight and don't puke. Good it's about time Mira and Ira did that."


I watched as we…


Flashback – Mira and Ira – Undisclosed location


We attempted everything to lose the hades hound, Baskerville, but it was as if it possessed previous knowledge of the direction we would locomotivate. The specter gained on us until we could smell its smoky breath. I glanced at Ira, performed a subtle hand signal, she nodded her head and I began my count. Upon expiration of the readiness period, I turned left and Ira turned right while we both slowed. Baskerville continued between us. I again glanced at Ira and we both accelerated together. Now we were the pursuers and would teach this demon dog a lesson!


Flashback – Major M – Command and Control


It was amazing watching Baskerville chase the Sedankina bitches! No matter which way they turned it followed and gained on them almost as if it was being driven by a robot. It was right on their asses and I thought it would run them over when they separated. It went right between them and kept moving but now in a straight line. Then they started chasing it and I inwardly swore because if they caught it, then the Israeli's would have a huge find and I would have to kiss ass to get information about Baskerville.


For about a minute they gained on Baskerville, then the most amazing thing happened…


Flashback – Jack – Undisclosed location


I yelled, "Banzai, Mira and Ira are gaining on us."


He replied, "Jack hold onto your ass because we're going for a ride."


I watched as he reached over, flipped a switch on the dash, put the Frankentruck in neutral and, Oh my God!!!


Flashback – Major M – Command and Control


I yelled at my techs, "Where the hell did Baskerville go?"


They exclaimed, "Sir, it accelerated off the edge of the screen and we lost it."


I ordered, "Well find it dammit." What the hell sort of vehicle can accelerate like that?


Flashback – Mira and Ira – Undisclosed location


We were gaining on Baskerville, when smoke spewed from its rectal orifice, created a huge cloud of dust, and it left us like we were locomoting in reverse. I motioned to Ira and we stopped. We removed our cranial carapaces and I queried in amazement, "Ira, what just occurred?"


Ira shook her head in disbelief, "Mira, I have no sense of certainty regarding what occurred, but our motorcycles are no match for Baskerville."


I sniffed the atmosphere and remarked, "Do you smell that?"


Ira smiled, "Of course, Mira. That explains the sudden acceleration. However it does not explain how one could operate a vehicle at such speeds."


I surmised, "Perhaps it is controlled by an artificial intelligence?"


Flashback – Jack – Undisclosed location


I was pressed back in my seat! It felt like the skin was being peeled off my face as we reached some obscene speed! The desert flashed by until it became a blur. We hurdled across the desert like an out of control runaway train. I tried to yell, but my tongue was pressed back in my throat. Somehow Banzai kept control of this beast which I was sure only touched the ground about every ten feet or so.


Finally we began to slow and I noticed a huge ravine. I yelled, "Banzai, there's a ravine ahead of us. Turn this damn thing."


He yelled back, "I can't Jack we're going too fast."


I yelled, "Then hit the fucking brakes."


He answered, "It won't do any good. Just hang the hell on because we're going to jump this fucker."


I said every damn prayer I knew and made up a few new ones! As we approached the edge of the ravine, Banzai flipped another switch and we took off…