That was fun. Sorry about the wait. I had lots of stuff do this last week and a half. This site really cuts in to my work ethic.
Without further ado, here's the abridged Chapter 8 of Suddenly Rogues:
-Tack and Ren bond a bit and Ren doesn't hate him as much as she did.
-Foolsfolly runs off to find Jonix
-Data leaves on a business trip.
-Jonix reaches Data's headquarters and mentally asserts himself as the new Leader to the Guardsmen. Celtic was secretly in on the deal.
-Brodie comes back to find everyone has left the building with Jonix while Data was away on business.
-Baraxis and Puma are still in the lab when sand starts seeping under the door.
-Using the combined might of Baraxis and Tack, the door is busted open.
-The Rogues go to find Qwirtle when they run into Brodie. He tells them where to find him before speeding away (presumably to call Data).
-Jonix and the Guardsmen are looking for transport and end up at the same prison area as Qwirtle.
-The two groups run into each other in the hall in front of Qwirtle and Spartan's cell and a fight breaks out. (Ren vs Celtic, Tack vs Ragin, Puma vs Powerbomb, Baraxis vs Jonix)
-During the fight, Tack knocks open Qwirtle's door and the two prisoners join in. Qwirtle manages to sap a bit of Jonix's powers so his telepathy isn't as strong.
-The fight stops when Celtic uses his powers on everyone in the room. As a result, Proto keeps multiplying and multiplying.
-Jonix and Guardsmen escape the area only to find Brodie outside with a getaway vehicle.
-In his hubris, Jonix accepts the ride and thinks nothing of it, obviously tired.
- As they start to pull away, Foolsfolly appears behind Jonix and lops his head clean off with Gram.
-Data is on a comlink on the dashboard. He offers his thanks and allows him to leave without a fight.
-Qwirtle, Ren, Tack, Puma, and Baraxis find Foolsfolly sitting on the curb, blood staining his shirt. They all go back to the base and recover what they can.
Yet again, sorry for the wait. I hope you enjoyed imagining the sub-par dialogue and odd pacing that my writing would have brought to that bit of text you see there.
Who knows? I may end up even writing it out some day (don't hold your breath) and surprise you guys with it.
Data, you're up. Have fun.