ACME Detective, Rookie
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- Known Aliases
- Tenko(don't ask), Kami Jack, Guy Smart, Tenten
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4:30 am Saturday January 23rd, 2010
An early misty morning in an undisclosed location in the American Northwest: Cold, cloudy, and depressing. Tenchi stares at the structure with an uneasy feeling, and a lump in the back of his throat. Most people would be excited to look upon such an accomplishment, but Tenchi knows better... He isn't like most people. He goes over the schematics again and again on his glasses HUD and one of his flex books; a book with computerized pages. One, two, three... five wings... Entire structure rests on a false foundation... can lower into the ground and rest on the true foundation... completely concealing its location. Tenchi has had enough reviewing and heads inside to inspect the entire facility himself. "This is going to take awhile..."
8:27 am Tuesday June 26th, 2017
Kylie awoke feeling darker than usual. If she could she would like to think she was laying in bed stiff as a corpse until she slowly rose like a vampire. She would really wake up but not move around much and then purposefully rise like the living dead, but no one was watching her sleep, so it really didn't matter. She headed to her bathroom to get ready for the last day of wretched high school she brushed her long black hair and applied makeup to make herself look slightly more pale than she was naturally, and black mascara to accentuate her dark eye color. She went to school and of course hated it like a kid should, but then she met Tenchi, and he loved school since it was so easy to him at least that's what he told her. She didn't know how things had gotten to this point with him. He shared her love of death, that is the paranormal and had a deep respect for the spiritual world. He said in Japan thats just Shintoism and its normal, which is why goth fashion is normal the gaijin taboo on goth makes no sense.
Kylie was annoyed and intrigued to know she was considered normal on the other side of the planet. So she invested more of her time during class researching Japan, and the more she discovered the more she started to emulate the culture. But she was sure to keep it subtle she even started learning to speak Japanese simply to make watching Japanese shows easier since she wouldn‘t have to read subtitles. This of course was juxtaposed against her reality of going to school where being a goth was... not normal. But that’s what Kylie wanted, people to stay away from her which is why Tenchi was so problematic to her plans. It was simple dress as goth; keep closed minded people away, she just didn’t think she’d find an open minded boy which ruined everything. But she’s glad it all worked out in the end he taught her a lot about science and since she wasn’t trying to be ms popular any more she discovered she was a genius too who knew?
When she entered college she was sure to take paranormal studies and not just because a famous paranormal scientist was the professor. Then things took a turn for the better she got a part time job working for him and then his friend gave her job at his occult book store she was quickly promoted to manager in name only and still got a crummy paycheck. She focused more on scientific theory in relation to her job namely, spirit detective. But the four guys she worked for handled the big jobs. She was the only one left of her “team” who had gotten new jobs. She would have figured fighting ghosts trying to destroy the world was job worth having to you know, save the world but they disagreed. So here she was having gone into; bookstore managing and investigating haunted houses in short, her life sucked as the school kids would say.
But that was all behind her or more to the point it didn’t concern her as she headed toward her secret hideaway. She never had one of these until she met Jack who had all kinds of secret stuff hidden away, like aircraft so learning one thing after another to compete with him on the science side at least. She could write formula better than her teachers, she had a lot of time to learn things at her bookstore job like Shinto customs and why not? How to actually make books making books and her other jobs boss gave her gadgets... so maybe Tenchi gave her a tanto and everything else she used since it’s very expensive. He lives in Japan so it was common sense, he gets no points for any of that. But before she could get on her way to a place that was supposed to be secret she had to shoo her fan club away. Boys had started to re notice her since she subconsciously started adding the color yellow to her attire. It was the usual goth color palette, until she got The Canary.
It starting to rain so out popped another invention of his a cyber umbrella. It could unfurl like a normal umbrella or use an energy parasol the ribs of the umbrella would pulse the energy forming a subtle glowing soft yellow light. Which made everyone look at you like guys you don’t want attention from, like the fawning boys in front of her. All the work to make people think she was strange and unusual... gone, ”Thanks Tenchi.“ She thought to herself as she rolled her eyes. She could of course yell at them to go away but she would feel she had lost the battle. Anyone could make people go away by being mean Kylie would not make such an easy choice so instead she was cordial about it there was of course a part of her that liked that she was getting this attention in spite of being different but it was a hollow, shallow attraction which was more about her style and not being like the other girls than who she was as a person.
She kindly shooed the boys out of the way and only gave mild annoyance and “You bother me pitiful worm“ stares since she knew some guys like that kind of thing. And proceeded to head out toward the exit. The crowd of boys which had grown steadily since she arrived at college ranged the full gamut: from nerds to jocks which were making sure to white knight any overanxious guys who tried to rush her as apparently they decided she was too good for just any guy. But none of this mattered today she was out of here and starting summer vacation! This would officially begin when she finally got to the “Field of Broken Dreams”. Kylie cackled to herself as she arrived at her destination: A grown over field with a small hangar just big enough to hide her ride The Canary...
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This was by all intents HER plane now, Tenchi told her how all members of the pilots guild including himself are expected to build a Canary by themselves in order to be recognized as official. He took her up in this plane and taught her how to fly on and off the ground. Then finally how to build a canary which she demonstrated by rebuilding this plane after he disassembled it. This made her recognized in his eyes but that would be changing soon she knew everything he did at the beginner level and would be earning her wings soon enough. As Kylie placed her cargo into the plane and boarded it for flight check she mused how simple a planes construction is. How surprised she was when Tenchi said all you needed was properly shaped scrap metal and pipes and you could build out the frame then you could use fabric, but preferably sheet metal for the fuselage. Combat planes would be armored and built to be more durable but the construction was similar with one major goal: Be as aerodynamic as possible.