City of Heroes: Ultropolis
The City of Ultropolis! Is about to get a few new arrivals. The Doctome Family were on their way to a new life in Ultropolis. Not much was going on as they drove along the Highway, with nothing but trees and hills for them to see. The Family was quite content at the moment. Violet was enjoying another book, Keeping Calm in New Environments, and practicing some breathing exercises. Rose was watching a movie, which featured her and her sisters' favorite actor and crush, Derik Kouha. It was a movie about a boy who was a genius, and his sister who continuously destroys his lab, until the travels into the future to stop an evil genius who took over the world. Robin had fallen asleep on her papers which she had been drawing on. Alex was in the front seat with A.R.C. (Artificial Robotic Canine), making schematics for new gadgets. Finally, Jade was playing on a handheld game system, which was just about to die. Then it did.
Jade put the game down calmly and looked out the window for about 10 seconds. A new record for her to not be doing something. "Dad, when will we be there?" Jade asked their father, tapping her foot anxiously. ""Don't worry, we'll be able to see the city in just a few minutes." he said reassuringly. "This is stupid, why couldn't we have just flown everything there? It'd be faster." She said trying to keep her voice down. "I wanted to spend some time with my children. Besides, you don't want to show off in front of our new city do you?" he said. "Look," Alex said pulling out a spare battery pack. "You can have these. I know how you are when you get antsy." He said. Jade took them happily, then realized what Alex had said. "What's that supposed to mean?" Dr. Doctome looked back with a stare that made even a superpowered young girl stop from starting a fight.
Meanwhile in the city, a few of the regular gangs were going crazy as usual. The screamers, a gang of rock and roll enthusiasts, had just broken into one of the many City Banks, to fund their new band equipment. A young looking man in a black suit with slightly pointed ears looked down from inside a large skyscraper. In fact, from this point he could see a few miles past the city limits. "That, man is late." He said. He looked toward the sun which was now almost at its zenith. "I hate the wretched thing." he said, pulling a pair of shades out of his suit to cover his eyes. He turned, listening to the echoing sound of the elevator ding. "Ah, there he is." He said to himself. He sat slowly onto the chair in this room. "We can finally get down to business." He then saw a glimmer out of the corner of his eye. "I see our ape friend is finally here as well." He said, seeing a large machine emerging from the ground outside of the city. "The plan can finally start." He said.
As the Doctome family came over the next hill, 5 minutes from when they had began talking. "There it is everybody! Ultropolis. He said as they all began stirring from their own things, all but Violet. They all ooed and awed at the large city, easily 10 times the size of their last city. Robin rubbed her eyes and looked, "Is that where we are going to live now?" Robin asked starry eyed. "Yep," Dr. Doctome replied, "we'll be living in a nice apartment though so it will be a little-" He was interrupted by a sudden earthquake which sent the car off the road. A large machine, that looked like a large robotic version of a Spider Monkey currently with a drill arm, burst through the ground. It stood close to 30 meters tall. A cackling could be heard from the machine as its arm turned back into an arm. "I've finally found you." It said. The family recognized the voice immediately. "Craz E. Saru." They all sighed at the same time. The family got out, and stood ready to take him on. All except Violet, who was still in the car. Shaking in silent anger. "It's about time something exciting happened." Jade said as she flew forward to take on Craz. "Not so fast." Craz said as the machine's hand came up and stopped Jade's punch. "I have learned from my mistake, and now know how to get rid of you all. he said as his machine slapped Jade into the ground. They each tried there own ways to beat Craz, but were blocked. The robot had a climate control system, it was made with a generator that allowed it to vibrate quickly enough to block any of their attacks, including an anti-gravity system to shrug off Jade's gravity beam. Violet finally burst out of the car, 5 times as big, and angrier than a shaken nest of wasps. She went for the machine's mouth, charged with electricity. The robot chomped swallowing whole the sister. It then spat her back out, landing in a smoking heap of girl. She was back to normal size, and passed out. "hah, you have simply recharged my machine. You can't know the power which I now possess." he said, as his machine launched electricity from it's hand at them. "And do you know what the best part about it is? He clamped down on the family, save for Dr. Doctome and Alex, who were without there suits. "It's all magic." He said.
A voice came from behind the robot, which the girls of the family recognized immediately. "Hold it right there." the monkey robot turned just in time to see a humanoid robot about the same size, grab it's face and pull it down to the ground. The monkey robot was then quickly taken apart by the white robot. The girls were safe for now. The girls seemed to just be dazzled by the sight of the new robot. "Thank you for saving our family!" Dr. Doctome yelled to the robot. "It's my job sir. It said as it placed the monkey head, which was where the cockpit was, and knelt down, its cockpit opens. "My name is Derik Kouha. I'm being commissioned by the UPD." A red haired boy walked out wearing white armor that looked similar to storm trooper armor. The girls squealed in delight and just about fainted. We are just moving into the city. Is it always this dangerous?" he asked. Derik was swarmed by the girls asking him to sign autographs and such, but he answered. "Yes, but not like this guy. I'll...uh...give you an escort." he said as he signed a few more. He quickly guided them to their destination while telling them about the city. He then left to his own duties. "Well, here we are everyone." Dr. Doctome said, "Our new life."