Bucky O Hare (War for the Aniverse) Ch 3
Warren Station DefenseWilly just made down to the gunner section of the ship right when the Righteous Indignation was targeted by multiple toad double bubbles.There was a loud explosion that rocked the ship as Deadeye Duck had taken down a toad fighter that flew too close to the ship and when it exploded it rocked the outside hull.“Woah!” Willy exclaimed catching himself on a nearby monitor while Deadeye quickly aimed for another Toad Fighter than came within range.“Come on you slimebuckets! Come and get what’s good for ya!” He laughed rather madly as he took great pleasure in blowing any and all toad ships to pieces. With the Righteous Indignations Twin Maser Cannons, it never took many hits to take out a fighter. One precise hit and the fighter is as good as gone. And with a very accurately well aimed former pirate at the helm of the gun controls any Toad ship that flew in range and within his sight were finished before they could even blink.“Better get down to your station, Willy me boy!” Deadeye suggested keeping his eye sharp as he aimed at another Toad fighter as it came from the front of the ship but before it could fire, Deadeye beat them to the trigger shooting twice and landing his shots blowing the ship apart. “May need some extra power when, Ol Captain O’Hare calls for it.”“Right Deadeye! Keep it up!” Willy gave his feathered friend a thumbs up and quickly climbed down the engineering room. Already many of the internal mechanisms were already starting to fizz due to the hits the ship was taking from the plasma cannons of the Toad fighters. The Shields were holding that prevented from suffering more damage, but they couldn’t take too much more.Willy hopped from the ladder and Blinky met him holding up a suit that was, Willy’s size and something more proper he would need to wear when it came to being in battle situation. “Honorable Willy’s Battle suit!” Blinky offered as Willy quickly took it and slipped it on over his clothes.“Thanks, Blinky!” Willy thanked patting the androids head before heading over to the control panels on the wall. He had to start making adjustments to keep the instruments from overloading while, Blinky stood by him ready to assist however he could.Up on the bridge Bucky was busy flying the ship doing evasive maneuvers as Toad Fighters came from multiple directions. His many years of being the Captain of the Righteous Indignation granted him much experience in flying his craft through the most trickiest of situations. In this battle it was no different than the dozens of times before the Toads were always attacking in mostly scattered formations desperate to destroy their most hated enemy.They had the numbers on their side, but their piloting was sloppy and amateurish. When it came to shooting their aim was relatively poor. Even more so with Bucky’s maneuvering. But his maneuvers were not always enough the Toads would get lucky enough to score a hit.“How are the shields holding Jenny?” He asked as he kept up his maneuvering barely avoiding crashing his ship head on with a Double Bubble with, Deadeye below shooting it at point black range and the ship itself was nearly caught in the blast.“Sixty percent, Bucky. We need a strategy, and we need it fast!” Jenny informed as kept her eyes on the shield monitor watching as it declined sharply. Each hit from a plasma blast made it drop fast. If they didn’t turn the battle around quickly they would have a big problem on their hands if the shields would fail.“Working on it, Jen!” Bucky grunted as he pulled the controls to the right turning sharply narrowly avoiding another direct plasma blast from a Toad fighter that was pursuing them.“What do have enemy wise here?” He asked needing the information to know what they were up against.“I’m scanning two toad cruisers. Each one of them are launching shuttles into the station and to our current situation more fighters. Their key to the Toads assault.” Jenny pointed out as they were heading for the Station over Bucky’s home world. They could see through the windshield just a distance away was the Space Station. Much of the Station was still well intact and most of it was untouched and mounted turrets through some of the area’s were firing at both the Toad Fighters and the cruisers that were close to the docking bay.“We have to take out those cruisers!” Bucky stated as he directed the ship to head for one of the Toad cruisers that was launching another shutter filled with Stormtoads onto the station from the open mouth of it.“The Station turrets may be waning the shields but they’re not strong enough. I have scanned both cruisers. Each of their shields is still holding steady.” Jenny told the Captain after looking over the data that was scanned from the cruisers.“Could our masers blast through those shields if they were given higher levels of power?” Bucky asked as an idea was coming to his mind if Jenny gave him what he wanted to hear.Jenny nodded with concern. “Yes, but such use of power would drain our shields to near depletion and our engines certainly will lose speed leaving us quite vulnerable.”“Then we will have to make sure we have our tail ends covered when that happens.” Bucky pressed the communicator, but he got static. “Blast! The Toads still have our communications cut!” But then a voice could be heard coming through the static.“Bu…bucky. Are you there?” It was Bruiser on the station calling.“Bruiser! Its good to hear you. I may need help from the station.” Bucky explained as pressed on through more fighters that whooshed past the ship and began to pursue the Righteous Indignation from the rear.“Yeah, Captain? What do you need?” Bruiser asked.“We’re going to make a run in destroying the cruisers to turn this battle around. But its going to leave us vulnerable. I need any of the turrets that are still in use near the docking bay to direct their fire at the cruisers as soon as I give the word!” Bucky explained as another hit on the ship was felt and an alarm started to blare indicating the shields were low.“Roger that! Ill make the call! Do your thing!” Bruiser told the captain.“Thanks Bruiser! O’Hare out!” Bucky ceased the communication then pressed the intercom. “All hands prepare yourselves. We are going to take out the cruisers! Willy be ready to power up the photon accelerator!”“You got it, Bucky!” Willy responded.“Jenny be ready to direct power to the masers!” Bucky told the copilot as she nodded hoping this idea would work. She always had faith in the Captain his ideas always tended to work but there was always a chance when they wouldn’t, but she was never one to doubt him.“And Deadeye be ready to target the engines of the Toad Cruiser. We lead the fighters from behind directly into the first one then once we go over then fire on second cruiser.” Bucky called to the gunner who smiled widely.“Roger that, Bucky me-boy! I just love toasted toadies at this time of the hour!” Deadeye snickered taking aim at another fighter blasting it in its right engine making it go into a mad spin before running into another fighter causing them both to explode on impact. “Two for one! My lucky day!”“Here we go!” Bucky directed the ship towards the first cruiser that continuously launched more shuttles of Stormtoads. They were ordered to take the station and the more troops they had upon it the better chance they would have and would not move.The Righteous Indignation flew hard and fast towards the first cruiser as more Toad fighters gave chase. They were determined to take down the ship that had hounded their efforts for years. Any one of them would gain the highest honors for the destruction of the ship and the crew within.Six Double Bubbles chased the Righteous Indignation unaware they were being set up. Another blast rocked the ship.“Shields Jenny?” Bucky asked as they were nearly on the cruiser.“Twenty percent Bucky! Let’s hope your crazy idea works.” Jenny answered giving him a concerned look.“Lets found out then!” Bucky smiled as he believed this may work. He peered ahead keeping a tight grip on the controls as they would soon hit the cruiser in seconds. “Steady…steady…NOW!” He pulled up on the controls taking the frigate upwards.All the Double Bubbles that were following close behind only just caught sight the cruiser before each of the fighters starting to slam into the ship. The Shields on the Cruiser could only deflect maser fire but nothing physical. Each fighter slammed into the ship as the last two tried to pull up and pull away, but they were not fast enough as one slammed right into the left side of the bridge of the ship and the other went directly into the engines.The Cruiser started to blow up from multiple places as the destruction of the Bridge and the engines along with all fighters that crashed into it caused extreme damage that nothing within could compensate the damage and the cruiser went up in a large blast that annihilated it. But it wasn’t over yet as one cruiser remained.“Willy full power!” Bucky ordered and within a second he could see on the screens that the power had gone up to maximum. “Jenny?”“Power directed Bucky!” Jenny answered as she pressed the switches to direct to the main maser cannons.“Let them have it, Deadeye!” Bucky ordered through the intercom.“Have a blast of maser, swampy slimeballs!” Deadeye cackled as he shot his now high-powered masers directly at the final cruiser’s engines. The Shields on the cruiser could not stand against the high-powered laser fire and after three direct hits the fourth shot made it through and hit the engines directly.The Engines of the cruiser ignited in an explosion that completely decimated the rear of the cruiser. It now was unable to move and wide open for an attack.“Warren Station! This is Captain Bucky O-Hare!” Bucky called through communications console. “Open fire on the Toad Cruiser with everything you got!”Bucky flew the ship a short distance away from the cruiser then turned it around to face the decimated vessel. He and the rest of the crew that could see outside watched as the turrets on the station near the docking bay unleashed a barrage of maser fire onto the cruiser. Thanks to the Righteous Indignations attack on it the shields on the cruiser were far too low and with the engines destroyed it could not move.Within a second the cruiser became engulfed in flames. Many Toad shuttles that were in the docking bay of the Station tried to flee with what little of the force they had left but the turrets on the station easily finished them off and the cruiser itself began to fall down towards the planet. Having lost all control and with so much damage the cruiser went through Warren’s atmosphere becoming more engulfed in flames as it vanished from sight and it would either burn up completely in the atmosphere or would crash onto the surface of the planet. Either way no one in that cruiser would survive it.Bucky took a deep breath as his plan had worked. He always did what he felt was the right strategy for the situation at hand, but it didn’t mean he wasn’t worried as sometimes a plan could not go as it would but here his plan had worked without a flaw and the Station was saved.“Well done crew! Victory is ours!” Bucky announced as, Deadeye cheered from the gunner’s seat tipping his hat.“Aye Matey! Twas a good shooting fest! Nothing deep fried toadies!” Deadeye snickered leaning back in his chair comfortably.“Great job down there, Willy and Blinky!” Jenny called on the intercom as the two down in engineering deserved just as much credit.“Thanks Jenny.” Willy replied coughing as the engineering deck was heavy with smoke. Much of the pipes had holes and exhaust was fuming out as some of the control panels flickered and sparked as the circuits were overloaded.“Most Honorable, Captain AFC Blinky reporting. Righteous Indignation require immediate docking with Warren station for repairs.” Blinky called up to the Bridge while covering his eye from some fizzing sparks while, Willy rerouted the power flow from the photon accelerator to drain the power and prevent further damage.Bucky and Jenny looked over the screens to see that ship was in fact in damaged state. The Battle had caused a server strain on drive mechanisms and the sudden power changes caused a lot of backflow. They would need to land as soon as they can.“Understood Blinky heading for Warren station now.” Bucky agreed as he activated the engines and headed for the docking bay of the space station flying through the debris that was left from the destroyed Toad fighters and cruisers. The Battle was well fought but they had triumphed.The Station itself looked relatively intact. Despite some obvious damage among multiple areas, it didn’t seem severe. Though the station looked intact on the outside they had no idea what it looked from the inside.“How does it look down there, Willy?” Jenny asked as the Righteous Indignation neared the docking bay and Bucky prepared to fly in.“Its not as bad as it seems. All I need is some tools and a bit of time and I can get everything back in proper order.” Willy explained as he re-tightened a loose valve and once he did exhaust stopped coming through it.“Wonderful to hear, Willy. We are about to dock.” Jenny said as Bucky flew the ship into the docking baby. From where they saw they could see the Toads did just as much damage on the inside as they did outside the station.Blast marks were all over the walls. Many Toad-Croakers were destroyed and some of the doors were blown off. And all over the floor many Toads laid deceased having been met with the defense force on the station that put up a good fight but seemed they were overrun as some of the Toads that laid dead led up though one of the few doors that led to the higher levels of the station.Jenny shook her head at the sight. “How terrible. So much death all around. What could they have wanted with the station?”“Your guess is as good as mine, first mate.” Bucky replied taking a deep breath. The Battle weighed on him, but it was not time to sit. The Battle was one, but they still had a lot to do.“Alright let’s exit the ship and find, Bruiser and get a report. Let’s give, Willy and Blinky the space they need to work while we get some answers.” Bucky suggested earning a nod from, Jenny.“Will you be alright working down there while we leave the ship, Willy?” Bucky called from the intercom.“We’ll be just fine, Bucky. Blinky and I will this ship-shape in no time!” Willy responded.“Odd term, friend Willy. Shaping the Righteous Indignation may not be wise to do.” Blinky stated earning a chuckle from, Willy. The Android had a lot to learn about expression.“Come on. Let’s get this ship back in order.” Willy suggested as he heard the boarding hatch open from above indicating his friends were leaving the ship.“A much better term friend, Willy.” Blinky stated as he helped, Willy fix up the damage in the engineering room.