In the city of angels Stephanie Ardor was walking through the Griffith Park with her young twins, Hotaru and Sozuko, while NeVann was busy working on some business for We Are Legend. Ever since the passing of the team captain Bio Guyver, things seemed to be as busy as ever, trying to make sure the team didnt go under. However new leadership was decided and the team was now lead by Obi Wan Kenobi, Uchiha NeVann and Feral Nova herself. The three worked well together and the three knew to and extent how to run the team. The three had been tag teaming on leading the group, making sure everything was decided together and not on a individual bases. But today was Stephanie's day off. She watched as her two children took off ahead, running after each other as they played tag. A smile came upon the fire starters face, she was just starting to relax, when her cell phone rang.
With a small sigh Nova pulled the cell phone out from her back pocket and looked at it. Unknown name and unknown number was read from the screen of her cell phone, blinking in blue lights. She knew who it was... the same people who called her not too long ago to tell her to go to New York to fight her mysterious opponent who turned out to be the long time friend Taki. Thinking back to the battle sent chills down Nova's spine. The two were fighting fiercely, each of them brought their game and both of them knew not to easy on each other. She could still remember the look on Taki's face while the two battled, if Nova didn’t know any better, she would have thought that Taki was going to kill her. But once again, with luck on her side, she managed to beat the deadly ninja. Being brought back from her daydream she then flipped her phone open and placed it against her ear.
"Ok, what now?" Nova asked as she put her left hand on her hip.
"We have a new opponent for you, this time, it wont be so easy." The female/male mixed voiced said, almost sounding more robotic now than last time.
"Easy?" Steph wished she were there in front of whoever was sending her the calls, so she could reach over and break their nose. They thought this was EASY for her. "Look... just give me the info and leave me alone."
"You just worry about surviving this one, you will be tested on more levels than one, little fire goddess." The voice said with a slight chuckle.
"Dude, like for real, can you just tell me where to go, I'm at the park right now." Nova was getting annoyed, didn’t this person have something better to do with their time?
"Go to Batopilas, Chihuahua tonight. However, your battle will be in the middle of Copper Canyon, your opponent shall meet you there."
Nova stood there for a moment as something clicked in her head. "WHOA, Chihuahua? You mean… I fight a dog!?" Nova’s threw her left arm in the air and brought it down, and started to point in the air as if trying to point at the voice. “Look I don’t care how big the KOV Crown is, I am NOT fighting a chihuahua named Batopilas!”
A groan of frustration was heard from the other line. “I told you she wouldn’t get it!” The voice was heard from a distance, as if talking to someone else. “Well tell her not the dog, duh!” another voice was heard. “This is stupid why over there anyways?” The voice snapped at the other voice. “Because it will be interesting, now tell her!” The voice snapped back at the first voice. A clearing of the throat was heard as the first voice came back on. “No, not the dog chihuahua, we-er… I mean the state of Mexico, Chihuahua.”
Nova stood their again as she thought for a moment. “Um… Mexico?” Nova asked nervously.
"Yes, Chihuahua Mexico, if you don’t go, you are disqualified, good luck." The voice laughed its last few words and then, the line went dead.
"Awwww crap... I should have taken the dog…" Steph said with a sigh. Even with her speed it was going to take a while to get to Chihuahua, and not just that but she had to find some little village called Batopilas. She looked up to find her children going at it with the swings, taking turns in pushing each other. Nova took a deep breath and let out slowly. "Come on kids, mommy has some work to do." Steph began to walk off as she heard her kids laughing while running back towards her. "So much for my day off..." Steph mumbled to herself as they three of them went back to WAL HQ.
Later that day…
Feral Nova was flying through the air of Mexico, her golden flames roaring behind her as the wind pushed against it. She had left WAL just about an hour ago and she was already making good progress. She had just entered the state of Chihuahua and was now slowly making her way over to the Copper Canyon, which took her breath away. She had been to the Grand Canyon in Arizona, but that had NOTHING on this. This canyon was lush with green pants, it was HUGE really wide with cliff edges and everything, even a little river running through it. Nova smiled as she then spotted a small town below her, she instantly put out her flames and began to free-fall down. In a matter of seconds her feet slammed into the ground, causing a small crater to form and the dirt filled road to come up and surround her. In a crouching position Nova then slowly stood up, the talk of the village people was heard as some of the kids ran up to her in curiosity. When the smoke cleared the town’s people just stared at her.
“Um…” Stephanie stood there, there was one problem about her going to Mexico, she knew little to no Spanish. “Hola, mi nombre es um… Feral Nova!” She smiled as she waved to the people who only stared at her. “Uhhhh… Yo un… um… superhero?” She looked around to find no one seemed to understand her. She continued to stand with the look of embarrassment beginning to settle in. How in the world was she going to communicate with people when she barley even knew SOME of the language. It then hit her, there was one friend she knew that HAD to have been big with the people here. “Yo soy un amiga de um… Sha!”
Right then the people all smiled and cheered as they threw their hands up in the air. A woman came as she handed Nova a flower, another person came up and put a hat on her head while more and more people came to her. Nova began to panic as the men began to take off their shirts and hand them to Steph and the women began to hand their children to Feral Nova. “Whoa, whoa ,WHOA!” Nova threw her arms up. “Alto, um… no um… I um… I just need a place to stay for the night.” Stephanie said as she slowly backed away, holding her hands in front of her.
“Oh, why didn’t you say so?” A man came walking up. “I am Bortolo Pena, I am the town Mayor.” The older shorter man said with a heavy Spanish accent. “I apologize for everything, we shall get you a room at one of our places right away.” He said as he began to walk away. “Follow.”
Stephanie stood their, they knew English… and she was trying so hard to speak Spanish. “Ha, I knew English was a universal language.” She smiled as she skipped behind him.
Bartolo then showed her the place she was going to stay the night in, it was a small but cozy looking old house, that no one had been in for the past year. Stephanie thanked him and made her way inside, getting everything ready for her battle that was to come the next day.
The Next day…
Stephanie sat up from her bed as her cell phone’s alarm went off. Raising her right hand high above her she stretched out while letting out a loud yawn, arching her back slightly. She sighed as she then stood up and rubbed her side as she walked over to the bathroom and began to get ready, about twenty minutes she came back out dressed in her typical outfit, wearing her dark blue jean pants, a red tank top with a small black jacket over and wearing some black shoes. She reached over and grabbed a tie as she pulled her hair back in a pony tail, walking over to the bed, crouching down she reached under the bed and pulled out her two weapons that she used and placed them on the bed. On the left was her Hoonie Tachi, the blade that NeVann gave her as a gift and The Nova Blade, a gift that her teammate X gave her, said to be like a lightsaber only to use her own fire power to generate the energy blade. She grabbed her sword and tied it around her waist so the hilt of the blade was on her left side and tucked the Nova blade (which was turned off) in her inner pocket of her jacket on the right side. She then began to walk out of the small house, opening the door she let the sun hit her face, she squint her eyes and made a small smile as she watched the towns people walking around, going about their bussness.
Not wanting to disturb them Nova quickly made her way through the village waving to the people as she ran past them until she made it out. Right then she burst into flames and pushed herself up from the ground and took to the sky. She flew a while as she was already in the canyon, she started to wonder, how was she going to fight someone when she didn’t even know who they were? With a sigh Nova slipped in her ear phones and flipped on a song as she continued to fly. The beat began to fill Nova’s ears as a smile came upon her face, she nod her head as she continued to fly and began to sing to herself.
“Rock stars need money, we can't live on bologna. Rock stars need money and it comes from you” She started off slow. “Rock stars need money, we can't live on bologna sandwiches. We can try, but we'd really rather not y'know” She then stared to pick up her beat to the song. “And here's how you can help! Oooohh, buy our album. Oooohh, or a t-shirt. Oooohh, a sticker, a poster, whatever just help us get through the week, yeah!” She threw her fist up as she put out her fire once more free falling to the ground below her. “'Cause Rock stars need money. We can't live on bologna sandwiches. Rock stars need money, and it comes from you and you and you and you and you!” She yelled out as she landed on the ground, the earth shaking from her land as she stood up and dust herself off. She looked around to find herself standing in the middle of a small field with in the canyon, small bushes, a few trees and the river running along side it was seen around her. She wasn’t sure how she was going to find her mystery opponent but she figured one way or another they would find each other. She walked over to a nearby rock and climbed on top of it, sitting Indian style on it while she took off her earphones and sat, rocking back and forth as she started to hum the song she was just listening to.