*Caiaphus allows himself to be grabbed by Blackout's shadow hand. As he is pulled up, he gazes at his enemy with madness, swinging the staff around in the air*
Caiaphus: "Bring me closer to you, dearie!"
*Suddenly, he sees F-Klak triumphantly rising from the battlefield*
*He fires heat vision at F-Klak, but it goes through him. Caiaphus then realizes that this is an apparition. A squadron of futuristic looking soldiers, along with a few Red Lanterns and Yellow Lanterns, soon follow the phantom of the autocrat. It appears that they were leaving a battle that had just occurred. Or rather, that will occur. They all disappear.*
Caiaphus: "What?! What is the meaning of this?!"
*Meanwhile, Starok sees an apparition of himself for a couple of seconds. It appears that he is walking away from a successful weapons deal with a representative of the Knights of the Great Beings*
Coro: "We figured that grabbing the best Mazkertis expert in the multiverse would help us out. Anyone close is either retired, evil, busy, or unknown to us. Do you know where Zev or Figlio are?"
Moe: "If a time-traveling wizard wants to kill D-Klak, I figure rescuing him in the past is doing us all a huge favor."
<The Cabana Prime>
Figlio: "True! But let us not talk on the nature of talking. Rather, let us discuss more casual things, like the fact that Ynot is negotiating a deal with the enemy downstairs."
*He starts making the popping noises with his mouth again*
Rainn: "Crapcrapcrapcrapcrapcrap CRAP!"
*He fires a laser out of his hand at the missile, hoping to destroy it*
*Gilclack's eyes meet in the middle as he slumps over and falls unconscious.*
*Rahn reaches into his pocket, and pulls out a badge with a star on it*
Rahn: "Damn it! He's a cop!"
Julio: "OH NO! We're doomed! Curse our faulty stars, for once again we shall be shackled, and my vengeance shall be encumbered!"
Anarky: "No, you idiots, that's a ticket to 'Sheriff's Bingo Lounge'."
Rahn: "Oh. By the way, where's Frenzy?"
*Julio runs up to a car, and begins analyzing its specifications*
<Malchior IV, PLATO HQ>
*The President nods at the aide*
D-Klak: "For some reason, I'm having trouble remembering. One of us will mention it to my past self in an off-handed comment or something."
Nadle: "Er....what D-Klak meant to say is that he has some reasonable suspicions."
SecDef: "We can provide some intel about all of the planets to you if you need it. Otherwise, we are in the dark as much as you are."
Me: Perhaps we can approach the Dominion and ask Malygos.
President Howard: "Are you crazy?"
D-Klak: "Hear him out. Klak is one of the few people who can act as an independent agent while still ensuring your government's interests are secured."
*The President pauses to think about it, then nods*
President: "Alright, sounds good. I'd love to stay and talk more, but I must abscond to legislative business! *laughs*"
*He and the Secretary stand, and shake the hands of the Klaks, of Nadle, of Quolas, and Etende*
President: "It's been a pleasure! I must say it's a blessing to have you all helping Malchior IV. Take care!"
*He and the Secretary walk out. Lt. Manning nods at the group*
Lt. Manning: "I suppose I'll have to trust you all on your mission."
Me: Um, of course!
D-Klak: "Woah, wait. What exactly isn't trustworthy about us?"
Nadle: "No, it's fine. Agents must always be suspicious of others."
*A short time later, they arrive at Supermax 282. The mismatched group of critics, a doctor, and a Jedi are forced into the prison by some guards.*
Guard 1: "Hey, take it easy! You don't want one of these prisoners getting mad and hitting you so hard that you'll turn into that wacko who keeps talking about his mom!"
Guard 2: "Y-yeah."
Guard 1: "See that guy with the glasses? I hear he paid $200,000 for bionetic enhancements!"
*A third guard walks up to Komerak and attempts to thank him*
Guard 3: "Thanks mate. Was getting caught part of their plan?"
*The group is guided to a line of people who are also being imprisoned. In front of them stands an Eastern-European looking prisoner, and a long-haired prisoner*
Doug: "What? Spoony? They got you too?!"
*The man with the long hair nods, and frowns*
Spoony: "Yeah....for sellin' stuff to Merasmus. And it wasn't a bad Final Fantasy game."
Linkara: "Oh pooh."
Spoony: "Last time I was in this much trouble was when I offended the Warriors of the Planet Sarkeesian."
Linkara: "What's wrong with the Planet Sarkeesian, HMMMM?!"
*The Eastern European looking man turns around, panicking*
???: "NOTHING! THERE IS NOTHING!"
*Spoony nods with a frightened look on his face*
*Meanwhile, one of the prisoners on the other side of the gates walks into a restroom. He has apparently been allowed to roam free due to being harmless and randomly shouting at inanimate objects. He looks at a mirror, and sees a reflection of himself. The bathroom's door closes*
??? Reflection: "Why are you locked in the bathroom?"
???: "You talking to me?"
???'s Reflection: "Maybe you should try getting a job."
???: "Okay, where?"
???'s Reflection: "Majestic 12."
???: "Maybe you should join Majestic 12 in a body bag."
*Suddenly, a ghostly version of the man appears next to them*
???2: "I have some good news for both of you."
???2: "I have contamination and mutants in my BRAIN!"
???: "......just another YOURMUM parasite."
*He opens the door, and walks outside. A guard rolls his eyes while mentioning his name: JC Denton*
OOS: This is for you, Red, since I see you lurking
*Akzer searches the bar, hoping to find Raigen somewhere*
Akzer: "Maybe he fell asleep here somewhere or something."
OOS: To DRJ: Would you be willing to let Mazkertis arrive at his destination soon?