“Are you going to drink that or not?” The middle-aged man in a suit asked as he tried to wriggle free of the handcuffs; he was the major of New Tech City and he and his family had been kidnapped and held for ransom in their own home by the psychopathic Nikki Davidson and Auld, Auld was the one with the plan and he had one demand for SPD and especially the Power Rangers.
’Disband SPD or the mayor dies’
Nikki was currently admiring the shot glasses at the mini-bar as she didn’t even look at the mayor as the psychopathic ninja with the bobcut stated with a chuckle “I’m getting to that…you know, you guys can afford a mini-bar and all that shit but yet there are countless New Tech City citizens, alien and human, who live on the streets. Now that doesn’t sound very fair to me”
“We were working on it-“
”Shut Up!” Nikki screamed out throwing one of her shot glasses at the wall causing the mayor and his wife to jump slightly in their tied up state as Nikki started to laugh before gulping down shots and laughing as the notoriously unstable young woman was sure that Auld’s plan would come to fruition as she swaggered around, admiring all the expensive paintings and stuffed animals as she came across a stuffed lion and stated, seemingly less childish and giddy, she looked terrifyingly calm.
“Tell me, do you think you can play God? I’m just asking…all these animals, killed and stuffed, they used to be alive and then you come along with your weapons and shoot them for fun, I mean, I kill humans and aliens, but who really cares about them?” Nikki shrugged as she pulled out one of her ninja daggers and stabbed the mayor’s wife in her hand as she very calmly asked “Are you going to give me a reason on why you feel the need to take the lives of innocent animals?”
”You kill humans!! You’ve got a higher bodycount than Gruumm” The mayor screamed out as Nikki just cocked an eyebrow with a humorous ‘Not sure if serious’ look on her face as she corrected the tied up mayor “First of all, Gruumm blows up planets, I’m pretty sure he has a higher body count and second of all…the people I kill aren’t innocent! They’re dicks and they deserve everything they get!”
The mayor rolled his eyes as Nikki strolled over to the mayor and backhanded him before scolding him like a teacher to a naughty child “Don’t roll your eyes. It’s rude!” as the mayor glared at the smirking psychopathic ex-SPD Blue Ranger, he tried to headbutt Nikki. The psychopathic ninja easily stood back, kicked the mayor in the face sending him over onto his back while still tied to his chair as Nikki started to viciously punch and pummel the mayor in the face as Auld, hearing the commotion and the mayor’s wife screaming, came running in and trying to reason with his psychopathic daughter figure.
“Nikki! Nikki! Calm Down Nikki!” Auld called out as he tried to pull his human surrogate daughter off of the mayor as he called out, his gruff voice still wasn’t panicked at the possibility of Nikki killing her bargaining chip, in fact he seemed more irritated than anything as Auld finally pulled his human associate off of the bloodied but still alive and conscious mayor as Nikki laughed sadistically as Auld stated affably “I’d like to apologise, my associate gets a little excited at times” Auld then turned to his bob-cutted, ninja-tunic wearing associate and stated calmly but irritated.
“Nikki; what have I told you about killing hostages? Kill them and there won’t be any bargaining chip. Why don’t you go off and see if SPD have arrived” Auld stated as Nikki nodded and headed out of the room as Auld helped the mayor up and stated with a chuckle from behind his faceless armour “You know; I like you, you came from nothing and, here you are, the mayor of New Tech City, a city where humans and aliens live alongside in harmony”
Auld clapped as he stated “Seems like you’re a good father to all the citizens here, they all look up to you, and I like that about you” Auld gave the bloodied mayor a friendly pat on the shoulder as the mayor looked up at Auld, seeing how he had been to Nikki. The mayor managed to splutter out “You seem like a good father too” as Auld scoffed “That’s debatable. I’m not really a good father but I’m the closest thing Nikki’s ever had to a father.” Auld pulled up a chair and sat in front of the bloodied mayor and stated calmly and rationally, as if it was a business meeting or a sales pitch.
“Now, you see, all we want is the SPD out of our hair. They keep getting in our way with our plans to take over this city and, well, once we take over this city, we plan to take all the valuables, gold, iron, oil, that sort of stuff, and sell it on to the highest bidder from all over the galaxy, I’m not big on the whole, destroy everything in sight game, that’s more Nikki’s style….although I do love to get my hands dirty so-to-speak. I’m seeing the profit and lucrative business opportunities and if you bid high enough than you’ll get everything back” Auld stated as he heard Nikki stabbing one of the security forces working for the mayor as Auld chuckled casually and stated “Ignore her, she’s just making sure no-one interrupts our discussion, you know what it’s like to be interrupted in the middle of a potential money-making opportunity”
By this point the mayor and his wife were absolutely terrified as Auld suddenly heard terrified whimpering coming from a closet and if Auld had eyes, they would be cocked in confusion as the armoured alien opened the closet as a girl of around 12 years old fell out of the closet, she had dusty blonde hair and some old tattered clothes as Auld looked at the well-dressed mayor and his wife as the girl was sniffling as she mumbled out “Please don’t hit me dad”
Auld quickly turned the girl around to see her face and saw that she had a black eye, busted lip and several black and blue bruises all over her body as Auld was clearly fuming mad, yet he still remained calm and restrained as he stood up and placed his hands on the table and asked the mayor “So…unless this is some cruel joke I guess you hit your kid?...you humans make me sick! Now I am going to ask you something one time and one time only: Why do you hit your kid?”
“Why do I have to tell you anything?”
“Oh you don’t need to tell me anything” Auld chuckled “SPD on the other hand might not be so happy to hear this. All the money in the world won’t buy you out of this jam my friend” as Auld typed in digits on the mayor’s cell-phone as the angry mayor called out “You think that SPD are going to believe you?!”
“Nope” Auld stated with a chuckle from his featureless face as he performed a similar impersonation to the one that he pulled off in Angel Grove to trick the Gold Ranger into coming out to face him when Auld and Nikki worked for the Machine Empire as Auld put on the voice of a young man that sounded totally different to his regular gruff voice “Hi, this is SPD right? Listen, I work for the mayor and I’d like to report an incident of child-abuse. He’s beaten his kid up really bad; get here quick”
“You can’t do that!” the mayor’s ‘better half’ shouted at Auld as the expressionless alien just patted the wife on the head and stated “That’s cute…you won’t be seeing your kid again and, to be honest, I think that’ll be the best thing that’ll ever happen to her…just be thankful that you’ll be spending a good few years in jail and be glad that I haven’t called Nikki on you” Auld stated as he looked at the young girl, who was smiling at Auld, as the expressionless alien stated softly “Listen, go with SPD okay, they’ll find a good home for you, someone who loves you.”
As the girl threw her arms around Auld in a tight hug, Nikki sprinted in as she called out “Yo! Auld; SPD are here…” Nikki looked at the battered child and then looked at the parents and before she could beat the abusive parents to death with her bare hands, Auld snapped his fingers and caused both he and Nikki to disappear in a puff of smoke as the SPD C-Squad burst in and see the bruised and battered daughter and the snarling and now disgraced mayor, soon to be former mayor of New Tech City, and his wife.
The girl didn’t mention that Auld had saved her from more punishment because he had never told her his name, however even if he did, Auld knew the police would never believe her, Nikki and Auld maybe sociopathic terrorist ninjas but even they had lines that they wouldn’t cross and those lines were one of the very few things that Nikki, Auld and SPD agreed on.