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Reverb, chapter 13
 Yep!  The new chapter is finally fit to be seen in public, just in time for the weekend!

Wabbit, you might enjoy the teaser in particular . . .

Reverb

Chapter 13:  Antecedent

The road was perfectly straight, as straight as the laser sights on a rifle. It ran straight on to the horizon, mile after mile of empty landscape. MacGyver glanced down at the gas gauge on his motorcycle; they were making good time on the eternal road, but sooner or later they were going to run out of gas. The cycles left a trail of dust behind – white dust from China, red dust from Nevada, black volcanic dust from Hawaii, yellow dust from the Empty Quarter.

Mac looked to his right, where a single rock sat in the middle of an empty plain. He pointed it out to Sam. “Check it out,” he called over the roar of the motorcycles. “Still life with ninjas.”

Sam checked his horse and frowned at the rock. They weren’t riding motorcycles after all, it seemed; the horses were the lovely Peruvian paso horses, with the smooth gait that felt like floating. Lisa was riding with Sam, curled up in front of him on the huge white stallion with her arms around him possessively. She couldn’t possibly be comfortable in that position, and Mac wondered how long she’d be able to hold it.

“Ninjas, or assassins?” Sam asked.

“Isn’t it the same thing?” asked Lisa.

“Not in the least,” Murdoc scolded. He was riding a tall black horse, clutching at the mane with his one hand. Under the big black cowboy hat, his face was clean-shaven and horribly scarred from fire and explosion and searing inner hatred. His hand was bloodstained, and his khaki shirt was soaked with blood front and back. “All ninjas are assassins, but not all assassins are ninjas.”

Lisa squirmed, trying to find a more comfortable place to sit. “Sam, we’d better hurry. We need to pick our princesses up from school before the mad scientists kidnap them.”

“Babe, I already told you. The kids are mad scientists themselves. The whole family is.”

“You sure?”

“Yup. I’m gonna get Petra a cyclotron for her birthday.”

Mac grinned. Sam was too late; he and Pete had already installed one in the basement. They needed to put a big shiny bow on it, though. He looked over at Murdoc. “What the heck are you still doin’ here?”

~

That's it for the Exciting Teaser (no explosions!  I guess it isn't the trailer).  The rest of the chapter is here, and the story actually starts here.

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jackwabbit From: jackwabbit Date: 12th June 2010 00:56 (UTC) (Link)
I did enjoy the trailer! Hee, hee, hee! Now to catch up on the whole story one day!
lolmac From: lolmac Date: 12th June 2010 07:36 (UTC) (Link)
Yeah, maybe someday!

As I'm sure you figured out, it's part of a dream sequence.
jackwabbit From: jackwabbit Date: 12th June 2010 16:58 (UTC) (Link)
Yep! It sounds like one of mine!
lothithil From: lothithil Date: 12th June 2010 03:00 (UTC) (Link)
LOL!! 'Still Life With Ninjas'... FTW!
lolmac From: lolmac Date: 12th June 2010 07:37 (UTC) (Link)
*bows*
hermit From: hermit Date: 12th June 2010 03:02 (UTC) (Link)
Just read chapter 13 and WhoooHooo!!!

I totally didn't see that one coming but MacGyver's right - it does make sense.

And have I mentioned how much I *love* your making Lisa Woodman Sam's wife? Hee!
lolmac From: lolmac Date: 12th June 2010 07:41 (UTC) (Link)
*grinz all over* Thank you!!

No, you hadn't mentioned it, and I'm so glad to hear it works for you! I needed to match him up with someone in canon, and she's worked out better than I had hoped.
bull_demon From: bull_demon Date: 12th June 2010 17:58 (UTC) (Link)
A ride on a horse = $50 an hour

A ride on an expensive, flashy, Spanish horses = $80+ an hour

A ride on an expensive, flashy, Spanish horse (or any horse) with Mac (aka "The Man")= Priceless

lolmac From: lolmac Date: 12th June 2010 18:22 (UTC) (Link)
LOL!

I've tried doing a Mac-on-a-horse icon . . . sigh. It just doesn't scale down.
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