Chapter 8: Mysterious Reploid Bones
At Maverick Hunters Headquarters
Matrix just got done explaining to what has happen to her while being at the Masaki house hold and what she learn about Shujikoe "So Shujikoe was made by someone jealous of Washu by the name of Dr. Clay?" Axl asked "What makes it scary is that Dr. Clay use some DNA data from a criminal alien that Washu is trying to figure out." Matrix said "Alien DNA? That dose explain a few things about Shujikoe." Aila said "Yeah, but it leaves even more questions about Shujikoe." Zero said gripping his fist.
X couldn't help but to shake his head no "One of the question is how are we going to defeat Shujikoe?" X asked "Once Washu finds out what Dr. Clay used to created Shujikoe she will make a weapon to help us to rid of Shujikoe. Till then I can use the weapons that Washu gave me to keep him back." Matrix answer "It is nice of Washu to look out for us." Signals said "Aila put out a Maverick look out for Shujikoe if anyone comes into contact with him do not engage battle report right away, then escape to safety!"
Somewhere outside Giga City
Three scientist are walking up to a UFO ship wreck to see if they were any alien body to be fond whether dead or alive. The Ship itself looked like it was made out of organic bone like matter, before any of the scientist could obtain even a sample the UFO ship cracked and break down into small pieces and fell into the water. The second scientist pointed to show the others the discovery of an alien body and decide to take it to New Able City for further studying.
Back at Maverick Hunter Headquarters
With a help of a fake ID, Nitro sneaks in Maverick Hunter HQ and quickly move before anyone can have a look at his face. Walking carefully till no one is around outside a building, Nitro knees down and pulls out a sphere neutron bomb to set up "Excuse me, but what are you doing here and what are you holding?" Nitro quickly turn to see who is speaking to him with a glare then to shock, Matrix with Mi-ohki is looking right him with curiosity "I thought she was on the missing reploid list...better abort the mission and better make something up." Nitro thought to him self when standing up while holding the bomb then putting it back in Hus bag "I-I was called in to defused this bomb...privately, so there would be no panic now if you excuse me miss I will be on my way to rid of this bomb!" Nitro said dashing off. Matrix blinks from confusion as she watches Nitro dashes off while bumping into a few reploids.
Axl notice the running reploid when walking up to Matrix from behind "What just happen with you and that guy?" "The best way I can explain is this guy said he defused a bomb and ran off as if he seen a ghost." Matrix respond, Axl shakes his head in disbelief "If headquarters had a bomb an alarm would have gone off." Axl said "Anyway I know you just got back...I was just wondering if you would like to hang out in town and maybe check out a few stores?" "Sure I would like to hang out with you for awhile, Axl plus I want to check out a few places in new able city." Matrix said.
In an unknown Lab at New Able City
The unconscious reploid alien slowly awakes in a dark room with three scientist are looking down at him with their classes reflecting off what little light that was in the room. When trying to set up the alien reploid notice he is strapped down to a bed tightly barley unable to move causing him to panic a bit "This is truly a great discovery! An alien that has similarly to reploids on our planet." one of the scientist said "Yes but his appearance is very unique...yellow armor that look as if red bones are grown through it...different shade of yellow hair, red eyes, pale skin with marking on his cheeks. Yes he could be an alien reploid." said the second scientist "Well for now let us call him Bones... we should collect some samples off of him for data. We could use it later to make new type of reploids." said the third. The other two agreed and started to pulled out their tools, Bones panic fully and started shake the bed trying to escape that cause of his blades to appear and cut through the straps. All three scientist fall to the ground given Bones a chance to get up and dash out of the lab.
In another part of New Able City Axl and Matrix with Mi-ohki on her shoulder just starting to check out one of the stores in the distance, Nitro notice both and quickly hide in a corner "I wonder if the bounty is still good on Matrix...well there is only way to find out." Nitro said to himself while getting out a couple of things and wait for Matrix and Axl to exit the store. The first to walk out of the store is Axl, Nitro decide to wait for Matrix to come out while holding a smoke bomb ready to strike. When Matrix take about five steps out, Nitro throws his smoke bomb causing confusion given Nitro the chance to abduct her making Mi-ohki fall off Matrix shoulder.
As the smoke clear Axl notice Matrix wasn't at his side, Mi-ohki got back and dust herself off "Oh no Matrix! Where did she go!?" Axl said a panic, Mi-ohki jumped to her feet mewing wildly to get Axls attention "Do you know what happen to Matrix? Can you lead me to her...I don't want to get in trouble." Mi-ohki dash off where Matrix got taken by Nitro with Axl following behind. Stopping to turn, Nitro though he got far enough away from Axl and decide to walk from here. When turning back to keep on walking he bumps into someone, before Nitro could say anything he notice the appears of the reploid he bump into.
Bones is looking down at Nitro "What do you plan to do with that girl?" before Nitro could answer he hears someone calling out from behind and pulls out of his bombs when he turn around. Just as Nitro turn to throw the bomb, Mi-ohki leaps onto his face causing Bones to catch Matrix as she falls. After Mi-ohki leaps off his face, Bones catches Matrix as she falls and place her on the ground while Nitro fights off Mi-ohki. When Nitro got close enough to Matrix, Mi-ohki leap off his face to allow Matrix to punch him in the chest forcing him slid onto the ground and force to retreat by dashing off "Come back here Maverick!" Axl said then turn to Matrix "Are you alright Matrix?" "Yes I am alright this person help me...what is your name?" Matrix asked to the yellow armor reploid "I am...Bones." he answered "Do you mind coming back to head quarters to answer a few questions Bones?" Axl asked "I guess." Bones said uncomfortably.
Back at Maverick Hunters Headquarters
Through the of help Matrix and Bones, Aila is able to identify the reploid who try to take Matrix "The name of this reploid is Nitro a wanted maverick for destruction of contraction that cause multiple deaths to both humans and reploids a like." "That would explain the bomb, Nitro was planning to set off not defuse it!" Matrix though to herself "The question is Nitro after Matrix for the same bounty that Dynamo fell for?" X pondered "Most be." Signas answered "We better have a look out for this maverick than since he is after Matrix." "My question is what is the story behind you Bones. You don't seem like an average reploid by your appearance...where are you from?" Zero asked with his arms crossed "That's the thing...I have no memory to where I come from or even how I got here. I don't know what I am even capable of...all I know is my name." Bones answered looking back at Zero "Oh dear we seem to have a new reploid with memory loss." Alia said "What should we do with this one?" Signas said.
Matrix understand what Bones was going through and stepped up to Signas "I'll take Bones in sir...he is going through the same situation I once have been. I could help him recover lost memory...it may time, but give a chance please!" Matrix said in a plea "Hmmm...very well Matrix, but you are responsible for Bones do you understanding?" Signas respond in a serious tone of voice looking down at Matrix "Thank you Signas!" Matrix respond with joy, Bones blink in confusion to what just happen as X, Zero and Axl are shock at Signas "It seems things are getting more interesting at Maverick Hunters Headquarters." Alia said with a nervous smile
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