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MILKY WAY GALAXY DEFENSE

By ... Steve Lucky

CHAPTER FIVE

TIME : 7:00 P.M. (19:00)
PLACE : The castle of King Jake XXVIII and Queen Lynn I

Everyone who had escaped from the Ruler's ship were reunited at the castle to celebrate their escape. There was plenty of food for everyone. The prisoners who had gone for days without food found this particularly pleasing.

"Thank you for all you have done for us," said the king. "All of you have gone above and beyond the call of duty. The Freedom Squad is hereby granted a full pardon."

"Thanks," started Glidia. "only we're no longer called the Freedom Squad. As their new leader I want a fresh start. Now that we know you personally, when you do something we don't like, we'll talk to you about it."

"You'll find it works much better than stealing from them," agreed Peter.

Glidia handed Peter a large, heavy bag.

"It was a rather dirty trick, but we had the stuff you were looking for all the time," explained Glidia. "Please accept this bag of treasures as a token of our appreciation."

"We'll have to return the treasures to their rightful owners, but it's the thought that counts," said Peter.

Peter, Hank, Linda, and Lisa looked through the bag of treasures in search of what they had been looking for. Peter pulled out the sacred symbol of the Trinity, a gold cross with a triangle inscribed inside it.

"The resemblance is uncanny," he stammered.

"Please consider yourselves honorary members of our organization, whatever we decide to call it," smiled Lontus. "You know where our hideout is. You're welcome to return any time you want."

Mac looked sadly at the skeleton of his father.

"Could you give my father a proper funeral?" he asked.

"We'll erect a statue in his honor," King Jake XXVIII promised him. "Anyone who resist the Ruler is a hero to us."

With that taken care of he turned anxiously to X.

"I'm ready to go," he announced.

"So am I," added Shawn.

Peter, Hank, Linda, Lisa, Shawn, X, and Mac said good bye to the others and left for M.W.G.D. Headquarters.

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