The bullet flew out of Nathan’s revolver. Spinning through the air, the bullet lodged itself squarely into the back of the orc's left eye. The orc crashed to the ground with a deafening thud. Back aboard the space station, two cloaked figures met in a dark alleyway. A dying alley cat had fallen into a puddle of coolant leaking from above. Artificial rain poured down on the figures.
‘’YOU KILLED JOSH, YOU BASTARD!", hollered the dwarf, lying stomach-down on the ground. Attempting to sit upright, he groans loudly, his broken legs almost giving way beneath him. As he sits up, he aims his shotgun at the other figure-a human. The human responds by pointing his revolver at the dwarf, shifting his cigar from the left side of his mouth to the right. "Are you wondering whether I fired five rounds, or six? Well now, let's find out, shall we? Feeling lucky, punk?" The dwarf, clearly suffering from his painful ordeal, drops his shotgun suddenly.
The other figure picks up the shotgun, turns on a heel and goes to walk away. "Ha! Hope you saved that last bullet for yourself, Nathan! You'll need it when my buddies find out about this!", the dwarf yells as Nathan walks away. In one swift movement, he spun around, aimed his gun at the dwarf and pulled the trigger. Nothing but the click of the hammer. Nathan as he walks off to the dwarf saying ‘’Son of a bitch’’
He stops next to the dying alley cat, his heelspurs clattering on the titanium floor. Giving the cat a quick stroke and leaving it to its demise, Nathan continues onward towards the main thoroughfare, the cat following him every step of the way.
Nathan took the cat and walked over to a casket-maker. And he says ‘’Make three Caskets. One for an orc. One for a dwarf. And one for the cat’’ he then puts the cat on the desk of the casket-maker. The casket-maker is a bearded old man. Which gives a toothless grin and says ’Of course’’’ and starts writing down what he needs to make them.
Sonja were working late that night at The Drunken Debo Inn. when Nathan walked in with spurs, that jingle jangle jingle. And he says with his hoarse voice‘’I don’t only Play, I can shoot too’’ to which Sonja replies ‘’And what do you play? The piano?’’ to which he replies ‘’Harmonica, I play the harmonica’’and then he sits himself down, takes up a harmonica from inside his vest, and starts playing the song ‘’man with harmonica’’
The TV are having news: Captain mcCraken and his McCraken pirates have won their first figth against the skeletons. And a videoclip showing Ryan Crushing skeletons with his dual maces are shown, with cannons roaring, rifles, pistols, shotguns and other weapons are fired at the skeletons. Ryan and his pirates can be heard screaming their warcry ''FUCK OFF BACK TO YOUR OWN PLANET'' trough all the noise
As the bar are mostly empty since its four in the morning, A few people arestill drinking But they are also tired. Sonja are tired. The drunks are tired. Everyone’s tired, except Nathan, but she don’t really mind him playing. Reminds her of old western movies.
She are writing down on her holo-band a shopping list. A holo-band is a decorative arm-band that also works as a micro-computer. Projecting whatever she want up onto a folder-like interface. Her holo-band got lace and some norse carvings.
’’Technology enough to make holo-bands. Not enough technology to make a GPS that gives the right road-description. Explain that’’ to which Nathan replies ‘’For a fistfull of dollar, and whiskey’’ and Sonja sighs, sgrabs a bottle of whiskey and pours him a glass. Nathan puts his harmonica down, takes his glass and drinks.
But just then another man dressed as a cowboy enters the bar. But unlike Nathan he don’t have a poncho. The man got a big iron on his hip, and a Guitar on his back. He walks over to the bar. Sits down and says ‘’A glass of whiskey, please’’ to which Sonja pours him a whiskey-drink and says ‘’here ye go’’ but just then Nathan looks up. And says ‘’Johnny Guitar...’’ and Johnny says ‘’Nathan jingle-jangle....’’ and they scowls at each-other across the bar.
Hands ready to serve out revolver justice. Tension grows as they scowls at each other. A drunk whistles the western duel melody. But just then Sonja shouts ‘’NOT AT MY FUCKING BAR. ME JUST CLEANED IT’’ she’s tired and irritated. And the last she want is to have to clean up blood from the fucking bar.
The two looks at her. Then Nathan says ‘’The lady is right. Now what do you want. Johnny Guitar?’’ to which Johnny replies ‘’Dean’’ then he downs his whiskey in one go then says ‘’We want Dean’’ then he raises up and walks away. Nathan follows after Johnny with his eyes, until Johnny exits trough the door.
‘’Now who is Dean?’’ Nathan asks. To which Sonja replies ‘’thatta be me roomie...Dean whatta have ye done now?’’ she says the last part to herself, she grabs a bottle of rum, and takes a long swig of it. Then says ‘’Me gotta get home before he gets hurt. Or worse....’’and Nathan says ‘’I come with you, Johnny Guitar is an old rival of mine. Too loud, and never up to anything good, a cruel man’’ and Sonja nods and shouts over to the chef ‘’OY! CALL IN JENNY: ME GOTTA RUN. ME ROOMIE MIGHT BE IN DANGER’’ and then she runs before the chef can answer her. The chef frowns but walks out of his kitchen. Over to the time-machine. And swipes Sonja’s card and put it in the ‘’out’’ box. Then he heads back to the kitchen.
Nathan walks down the road with Sonja running after wearing a jacket and her work uniform along with her backpack. Dean looks at her as she runs in her skirted uniform and says ‘’Skirts, long socks, and sneakers? Tha’s a weird work uniform’’ to which Sonja replies ‘’maybe, The actual uniform got heels, but me had sneakers in me locker. BUT THATTA NOT THE TOPIC AT HAND WHATEVER ME BE WEARING: DEAN MAY BE IN TROUBLE’’ and Nathan nods’’Indeed. Let’s get going’’ as he walks over to a motorcycle parked nearby. ‘’Get on and show me the way’’ he says to Sonja. And moves his cigar from the right side of his mouth, to the left. Sonja gets on and holds around Nathan as he drives off down the streets towards Sonja’s apartment.
Nick the orc were walking down the road a bit drunk when he saw someone looking like Clint Eastwood but with spurs that jingle jangle jingle drive a motorcycle up to the apartment block. And he thought he had eaten the wrong kind of mushrooms again. But then he saw Sonja in work uniform and orange sneakers clinging to his back and it all made sense now. ‘’Are you taking customers with you home, now, Sonja? What will Dean say?’’ to which Sonja shouts ‘’DEAN MAY BE IN TROUBLE’’ and then sprints off to the front door and up the stairs. Nathan runs after and so does Nick. This lovely trio of misfits runs up the stairs, down a corridor and over to the apartment door. Sonja first tries to open it but its locked, stressed and afraid she curses under her breaht,
WHERE IS THE FUCKING KEY!?
She finds it, in her pink wallet in her jacket pocket. A heart-shaped key on a novelty beer-bottle keychain.
The apartment is as she left it. With two things missing. Dean and his computer. Sonja shouts ‘’DEAN!!!! DEAN WHERE ARE YOUUUU!?’’ as she runs around the small apartment looking for him. Nathan looks around the entrance. It’s very anciently decorated. Very few high-tech items or even normal tech. They have a coat stand and wall-hooks with jackets and coats. Nathan likes it. Reminds him of back home.
A mirror rests on a dresser with scarfs and items lying in front of the mirror. Shoes and boots put up. Quite a few combat boots and heeled shoes, sandals and so on. And one thing Nathan likes. Hats. Many kinds of hats. Even a stetson hat.
Beyond the entrance are a living room with a normal TV hanging on the wall. And seemingly taped up with Gaffa tape(like ductape just sci-fi). A green and red couch seemingly bought used. And a corner wiht desks and pc screens. Holo-projectors and quite the fancy sett-up. ‘’Hacker, maybe?’’ Nathan thinks. Nick says ‘’so whats this about Dean?’’ to which Nathan replies ‘’he might been taken by my rival. Johnny Guitar’’
Nickolas the orc says ‘’so THAT’S why Sonja were so stressed. I take it we now have to track down Dean and this Johnny guitar’’ and Sonja shouts ‘’DAMN RIGHT!! WE GOTTA FIND EM! WE GOTTA SAVE DEAN!’’ and Nathan says ‘’Lets go then’’ but then Adam comes walking by. He sees Sonja in her short-skirted work-uniform and says ‘’you may want to change to pants if you are going to save someone’’ and Sonja looks at Adam then says ‘’GOOD POINT!!’’ then she sprints back into her room and comes back out wearing a band shirt and a pair of jeans along with her sneakers. And Nicholas says ‘’well...Why did you tell her? The view was much nicer with the skirt’’ to which Adam replies dryly’’impractical. As an orc you should prefer practical things’’
To which Nicholas replies ‘’and as an elf you should prefer getting dicks up your ass. Yet here you stand’’ And Sonja shouts ‘’WILL YER TWO SHUT UP!? DEAN BE GONE AND WE GOTTA FIND HIM!!!’’ to which Adam replies ‘’Dean is gone? That is not good. Are there any notes around? Any messages? Surely if he was kidnapped they tell you so you can deliver some sort of ransom, yes?’’ and Sonja nods and runs over to her computer to look. No notes anywhere.Nathan looks around too. And Sonja do find one. Written in note-pad on her computer. ‘’We have kidnapped Dean. If you want him back. Bring 65 000SD to the old saloon in New Connach’’
And Sonja says ‘’whatta we do whatta we do?’’ and Nathan replies ‘’see if he can shoot as good as he plays’’ and starts walking towards the door. Nicholas says ‘’lets go then. Get yer boyfriend back’’ to which Sonja replies ‘’he AINT my boyfreind. He be me best friend’’ to which he shrugs and Adam says ‘’can’t we take this to the police?’’ to which no-one replies but heads out. Adam sighs and follows after.
Nicholas gets into his car. A hover-car with Adam and Sonja gets onto Nathan’s motorcycle and they drive off towards the space-ferry to bring them over to New Connach. While sitting waiting for the space-ferry to get to New Connach Sonja says ‘’so...Why do you have a motorcycle, Nathan?’’ to this Nathan takes a cigar out of his chest-pocket. Tocks it against his hand. And says ‘’Because they didn’t let my horse into the station. And I don’t like to ride cars’’
When they get there. They are met by open green plains and hills. Hills housing towns with farmland atop. This to spare space. A bunch of dockers are around. They been at the space-dock, working all day and evening. Now their drunk and stumbling home. While the new dockers are going out to work with the same ferry our band of misfits used to get to new Connach.
They walk out and stands there, looking around. Nathan standing with his cigar in his mouth, Nicholas with his shotgun, Sonja with her long red hair. And Adam says ‘’so why are we standing here and not tracking them down?’’ to which Nathan replies ‘’its just how things work’’ and Nicholas says ‘’Don’t worry about it’’ and then the two heads off towards the old Saloon, Sonja sighs and declares ‘’HEY! Wait fer me!’’ as she jogs after the two.
But waiting for them are Tyler the wheeler, Eve crazyhair, Jacob the pizza-hacker and Johnny Guitar..Waiting for them with their dasdarly ambush in the old saloon.