posted on 21-Jul-2002 4:48:35 AM by gorillaz
Title: Voices
Author: Gorillaz
Disclaimer: I don’t own any of it
Summary: I based it on Macross plus


Part 1

Antar 2088 A.D.

“You guys those things are never gonna fly, you do know that?,” exclaims Liz as
she helps carry the contraption up the hill. Liz sighs as she looks at the sign that has big
blue letters that say “STAR HILL”.

“I can just feel it Liz, this baby’s gonna fly this year,” screams Max from the top
of the hill. “I’ve got this knew design and everything.”

“If anyone’s gonna soar with the birds today its gonna be me dude,” Michael sets
his so called flying machine on the ground. “Max my man, if you think that thing’s
gonna fly I doubt it, your wings are way too large.” Michael smirks and continues, “I
mean the weight alone is gonna bring you down.”

“Well at least it looks better than that flying box of yours.” Max retorts. Liz holds
a hand to her mouth to hold back her laughter, because Michael’s machine looks pretty
much like a box with wings.

“Hahahahahaha, wooohoooo,” Michael yells sarcastically as he stares at Liz.

“Sorry Michael, well I mean you guys do this like every year and the same thing
happens, you guys fall flat on your faces.” Liz pauses then continues, “Why don’t you
guys just give it up already.”

“Well Liz, giving up is not in my blood, I never fail at anything,” Max answers.
“Besides I’ve got to learn to fly sometime, I plan to be a squadron pilot one day.”

“oh yeah, is that so” Liz says, “Max the day you become a squadron pilot, I’ll be
a famous singer,”

“Thanks for the vote of confidence....... Liz don’t you have faith in me” Max
replies.

“Of course I do Max,” answers Liz.

“I believe in you too, Liz you’ve got a beautiful voice I’m sure you’re gonna be a
famous singer one day,” Max answers.

“Thanks,” Liz whispers like she doesn’t believe him..

“It’s only the truth Liz, besides that just means I’m gonna be a squadron pilot
right,” Max smirks at Liz.

“Let’s get goin you fools,” Michael yells. “The wind is startin to get heavy.”

“k lets go, I don’t plan on fallin on my face this year.” Max starts pedaling in his
machine.

“hey wait up.” Michael starts pedaling his box with wings.

As they move Liz starts to sing. The wind is blowing and her hair is flying all
around her face, she moves it to see.

The first words in my dreams
I could clearly see
were right beyond the skies
beautiful and sad is this
story I tell
over winged birds
in the sky

Max is having trouble pedaling the thing and starts to think that maybe Michael is
right and the thing is too heavy. But he is then proven wrong as he starts to rise from the
ground and leaves Michael who has just fallen flat on his face. “I’m going to fly I’m
really going to fly.” yells Max not waiting to get to excited until he is well in the air,
“Whhhoooooooooo, I’m flying, I’m actually flying.”

Liz sees this and tries to follow him as he soars in the air. Michael gets up from
where he fell and follows Liz.

“Oh my gosh Michael he actually did it look,” says a smiling Liz as she watches
Max.

“I don’t believe it...... that piece of junk actually fly’s,” Michael remarks as he
drops the broken pieces of his flying box.

Max lands, “whoooohooo yeaaaaaaah I was actually up there, tell me it wasn’t a
dream Liz.”

“It wasn’t” Liz answers. Liz shrieks as Max picks her up and twirls her around.

“It was so amazing guys you don’t know how it feels,” Max says “I could see
right beyond the sky, like it wasn’t just the sky anymore, it’s my destiny I just know it is.”
He looks at Liz with the brightest smile.

“Max I’m so jealous..... that musta been so amazing you gotta take me up there
with you one day.” asks Liz. She then proceeds to punch him in the arm.

“Don’t worry Liz, I promise I’ll take you up there one day,” Max replies and
when Liz is not looking he rubs his arm. “Ow”.

“I gotta give it to you man, you proved me wrong,” Michael extends his hand to
Max and they shake. Max and Liz help pick up the broken pieces of Michaels machine.
The three figures walk back down the hill together.





*****************************************

Asteroid Base 2098 A.D.

“I’m coming behind the target right now,” yells Max through the speaker. Max
fires his lazer cannons and hits his intended target. “yeah, got one of the bastards, Valk2
I’m goin in for the leader back me up.” Max sets his squadron jet to overdrive.

“Starhill we’ve got your backup up ready.” answers the speaker, “proceed when
ready.”

Max finally has the leader in sight. “Damn it I can’t get a lock on, I need more
time Valk2.” Max continues to follow the renegade zentraedi leader.

“Starhill you’ve got two other attack jets on your back, you’ve got to get rid of
them first or you’ll get shot.” Valk replies.

“Screw that Valk two, if I do that I’ll lose the squad leader.” Max screams.

“Damn it Max there are at least seventy other enemy jets out here what’s it gonna
matter, it’s way too dangerous.” Valk yells. “We’ve got men hear who need your help,
don’t let your hot head get in the way.”

“You don’t understand how the zentraedi work” Max answers. BoOm! BoOm!.
“Shiiiiiiiiiiiiit.”

“MAAAAAAAX, MAAAAAAAAAAAAX,” yells Valk.

“I’m fine I’m fine, it was just a close call, they’ve got inverse flight cannons on
their tails.” Max answers as he maneuvers around floating debris.

“Max you crazy bastard, just forget about the leader I’m afraid the next thing you
find out will be the last thing,” Valk replies. “ shit now you got me screwin up my
codenames.”

“I said you don’t understand how the zentraedi work.” BoOm!!! Max avoids
another cannon fire, “Once you take out the squadron leader the whole squadron will
flee.” Max regains sight of the zentraedi leader. He reaches up on his flight helmet to
pull down his firing goggles. “Lock” Max yells as he presses the trigger. “gotcha.” The
zentraedi’s ship explodes in flames, and as if on cue the rest of its squadron flees the
area. “whooohooooooo yeaaaaaaah” Max screams in victory.

“Damn it you were right Max,” yells Valk as he removes his firing goggles to get
a better view in disbelief.

“Why do you doubt me Sean.” Max says sarcastically.

“Shut up you cocky bastard.” yells valk

“Hahahaha...........Vakyrie squadron this is your leader Starhill........ the area is
cleared I repeat the area is cleared........ return to base.” Max says as he makes a 180 with
his jet. As Max sees the base come into view he sighs at another mission survived.

********************************************

At the base their is a chorus of cheers for the returning squadron. Celebration is
ready for their recent victory. As they are hanging up their flight suits a couple of the
men pick up Max on their shoulders and then release him.

“I’ve gotta give it to you Max that was some smart fighting out there,” says Sean.
“But Man you almost gave me a heart attack. “

“Hahaha.......thanks anyway Sean,” Max, “But I would’ve been a sitting duck if it
wasn’t for your back up.”

“What’s with all the emotions,” Alex says while pretending to wipe a tear from
his face, “I think I’m gonna cry.”

“Shut up Alex,” Sean voices. Max just laughs at his flight crew.

“Maxwell Evans sir,” yells a tall lanky man.

“Yes,” Max replies as he removes his flight suit.

“The general wants to see you at his desk immediately.”

Max gives his squadron a toast then heads towards the generals room. There he
sees a frowning general. “What’s new,” Max thinks to himself “that face is permanently
like that.”

“Take a seat” says the general.

“May I ask why I’m here sir.” asks Max.

“I will get to that later sergeant, first off I want to congratulate you on a job well
done.” replies the general.

“Thank you sir....... but my squadrons also to thank.” answers Max confused
because the general has never complimented him.

“There is a project where they are testing new prototypes for the latest jet...... the
YF series.” The general grabs a folder and hand sit to Max , “they want me to send them
my best pilot to test fly these prototypes.” The general pauses then continues, “so I’m
sending you sergeant.”

“Wow this seems like a great project,” Max says as he reads the information in
the folder. There are pictures of two jet models one slightly different from the other.

“So you accept........well then you star testing on Antar tomorrow.” says an
ecstatic general.

“AAANTAR” Max yells.

“Why is there something wrong sergeant,” asks the general.

“Um sorry sir.....but is it possible to decline the offer.” Max pleads.

“Max there is a sure medal for you if you do this,” the general replies.

“I’m not in it for the medals sir,” Max answers keeping his head down.

“Listen Max, you do have the right to decline but I’m gonna tell you this,” the
general looks out the window and Max follows suit, they look at a base full of men some
of whom are injured lying on stretchers. “This prototype is very important, it could be a
key to winning this war........ they want my best I think they should get the best, because
if there is a chance that his could be the answer to winning the war I think it’s worth it.”

Max thinks about the generals words that have really affected him and says, “I’ll
take it sir, I won’t fail you.”

“Then you are dismissed, you leave in 12 hours have your things ready by then.”
replies the general not taking the chance that Max will change his mind.

“YES SIR” answers Max. As he gets ready to return to Antar after seven years.


************************************************

Antar present

Max enters the conference room where the meeting is being held. He was given a
blue jumpsuit as soon as he entered the base. As he looks around the table he notices
people in red and blue jumpsuits. He takes his seat on the blue side.

“Hello I am glad you could all be here today, I am general Milard and I will be
judging the outcome of this project.” speaks the general “Blue team you will be in charge
of the YF 19 a stealth fighter, and red team you will be in charge of the YF 21 brainwave
controlled fighter.”

“Blue team this is your test pilot Maxwell Evans,” yells the generals assistant,
“He has earned his right to be here and he has won many battles for the vakyrie
squadron.”

Max notices a young kid staring at him and say, “what?”

“Nothing, I’ve heard a lot about you and your a hotshot, you better not ruin this
project for us.” The kid continues to stare him down.

“Run along little boy, shouldn’t you be at school or something,” Max says
sarcastically.

“Don’t you know why I’m here?” The kid yells.

“I don’t know maybe your Milards son,” Max declares. Max hears laughter
coming from beside him. It’s a short blonde girl. “What’s so funny miss.......” Max
looks at her name tag then continues, “Harding?”

“His name is Kyle Valenti.......he is a child prodigy and the engineer of the YF
19.” The girls says, “and call me Tess.” She flashes him a smile.

“What that kid!!!” Max yells looking unbelievably at her.

“hhmmmff,” The general coughs to get their attention, “can we continue now Mr.
Evans.”

“Yes...sorry sir.” Max replies and puts his head down. As Kyle smirks at him.

“ok.......red team you are in charge of the YF 21, it is the new experimental fighter
that uses brain patterns to control it, your test pilot has not arrived yet bu...” the general is
interrupted by the door opening. “ahh, here he is , this is your test pilot Michael Guerin.”
At that moment Max pops his head up shocked. Michael has the same face written on
him. “Mister Guerin would you care to take a seat.”

“Yes sir.... sorry I’m late my flight got delayed.” Michael replies and takes his
seat in the red section.

“Both teams will be judged on the flying skills of their prototype,” the general
shows a projection image of both planes. “You will have daily flight tests starting
tomorrow, and you will also face head to head combat against each other, with unarmed
weapons.” The general pauses then continues, “The team that I feel has the better
prototype will get the grant and will be able to start production immediately.”

“I don’t think that will be necessary, the test pilot you have there is a hothead and
can’t control his emotions, it’s no match.” Michael speaks. CRaSh!!! Max pounds his
hand into the computer in front of him. Max stares Michael down. And proceeds to
leave the room before he does something stupid.

“Do they know each other?” Tess whispers to Kyle.

“Seems like it,” Kyle responds worried about his new pilot.


********************************************

“Medal for bravery for his achievements on the Vakyrie asteroid base,” Michael
reads off his computer screen preparing for the matchup. “Has seven years experience in
the battlefield.” Michael tries to straighten his forehead from wrinkling in worry. He
assumed that Max would be easy to manipulate and he was right at the conference. But
went to the squadron flight center anyways to look at his experience and he had a
suprisingly good record on him. Michael starts to rub his head as he starts to feel a
headache coming along. But the headache gets more intense. He starts to lose his
composure and can’t concentrate and struggles to reach in his drawer. He pulls out a
bottle of pills and immediately takes one and relaxes. Michael sighs in relief.


*********************************************

“I’ve almost got the hang of this thing,” Max yells into the speaker. “I think I can
complete the maneuver this time.” He set the jet into overdrive. “Man the G forces in
this plane are incredible.”

“Max you are overexerting the engine there is no way you can complete the move
on you first time out its way too dangerous,” yells Kyle as he anxiously watches on the
screen. “he’s crazy the guy is crazy,” Kyle speaks to Tess.

“With all that flight experience I’m sure he knows what he’s doing,” replies Tess
as she also anxiously stares at the screen.

“Don’t worry kid I know what I’m doing,” Max explains and starts to perform the
maneuver. “piece of cake.” He manages to get the plane around the hurdle then
proceeds to do a 360. But as he is rising the tail of his plane catches the ground and he
goes plummeting down the hill. The plane is destroyed in a million pieces.

“ERROR MISSION FAILED,” says the computer screen.

“Max dammit you better not do that on the real flight,” Kyle yells into the
speaker.

“That simulator is nothing like the real thing,” Max states, “when I’m really up
there it’ll be a different story.”

“I’m serious Max the whole team is counting on you,” proclaims Kyle. “Don’t
screw up.” He glares at Max then starts up the simulator again, “OK let’s try this again
and Max take it seriously this time.”

“Sorry no can do, I’m done for today,” Max voices.

“What are you talking about we’ve hardly even begun,” Kyle yells.

“I can’t I’m taking the rest of the day off, I can’t work like this,” Max replies.

“You have got to be....KIDDING ME .....Max the whole world...” He is cut off by
Max.

“LOOK KYLE I just got here today and I haven’t gotten any sleep for the last 48
hours.........I am no use to you or anyone else like this so I suggest you let it go.” Max
explains. “I’m going for a motorcycle ride.” He looks at Tess who is hard at work, “Hey
Tess care to join me.”

Tess looks up at him and smiles, “Um sure I was just about finished anyways.”
She closes her computer and follows Max out the door.

“Later Kyle,” Max says with a wave.


***************************************

“whooohoooooooo,” Max yells as he is speeding across the freeway.

“MAX MAX what are you doing,” Tess is scared at the speed he is going.

“Relax Tess I know what I’m doing just have some fun,” Max replies.

“Sorry I’m just not used to going this fast,” Tess states, “So Max where’d you
learn to ride.”

“Well.....I didn’t tell you but I used to live here,” Max replies , “I used to live
right across that river over there.” He points across the river.

“Really why didn’t you tell me that,” Tess grabs on tighter as Max makes a turn.
“You’re a crazy driver you know that.”

“Hahahaha......I guess that’s what happens when you become a jet pilot.......you
just get used to speed.” Max explains. “So what exactly do you do for the team.”

“Well I’m the flight coordinator and I look over the test flight areas.” replies
Tess. “It can get very frustrating sometimes.”

“I’m sure it can........do you ev.....” Max hears music coming from the radio its a
womans voice. “Wow this is a great song.” Max states almost hypnotized by the voice.

“I know isn’t it.... I love it too,” Tess replies.

“She sounds like a friend of mine,” Max says in wonderment.

“You wish...... but that’s impossible cause she isn’t human,” Tess explains.

“Wadda you mean?” Max asks as he pulls another turn.

“That’s Shay Shap and she’s a robot,” states Tess.

“Oh I see,” Max agrees confused.


******************************************

Press conference Earth.

“Where’s Shay Shap?” a reporter asks.

“I’m Shay’s owner Dan Raymond, she is still getting ready for her performance
on Antar,” Dan looks at the woman beside him and says, “this is Shay’s producer Liz
Parker and she will answer all the questions you have.”

“Ms. Parker are you ready for Shay’s first performance on Antar?” a reporter
asks.

“Yes Shay is very excited about this upcoming performance.” Liz says shyly.

“Is it really possible for a robot to have emotions,” another reporter asks.

“Yes Shay has all the emotion’s that we humans have and she would be hurt if
she heard you asked that question,” Liz replies and the whole conference room laughs
with her.

“Will this show be as explosive as all her performances are known for,” someone
asks.

“Yes we have something different planned for you, I sure it will be a great show,”
Liz responds. “Maybe even better than her normal performances.”


****************************************

Michael is in the cafeteria with the rest of his team. After a hard days work he is
happy to finally get a break He grabs some lunch and heads to the table.

“Hey did you hear the news,” his tablemate asks him.

“No I didn’t,” Michael replies and takes a bite of his sandwich. Someone
switches on the television.

“The blue team got screwed over, their pilot just left all of a sudden,” the person
starts to laugh, “We’ve got this project down, I’m sure it will be easy to win the grant.”

“We better not underestimate them,” Michael states while finishing off his
sandwich, “you never know what they’ve got under their slee......” Michael suddenly
hears a familiar voice coming from the television. He turns around to see who it is. He is
startled by what he sees. “Liz.”

posted on 21-Jul-2002 4:50:55 AM by gorillaz
Title: Voices
Author: Gorillaz
Disclaimer: I don’t own any of it
Summary: I based it on Macross plus


Part 2


Shay appears outside the Antar Concert Hall in her limo. There are thousands of fans
cheering her name wanting her autograph. Shay appears to be a mysterious black box
with a red flowing cape on it. She floats toward the entrance and enters the stadium. Liz
is right behind Shay the whole time. There are camera snaps everywhere as her
bodyguards prevent anyone from following inside.

“Liz glad to see that you’re finally here,” Dan says while hooking Shay up to the
sound system.

“Yeah there was lots of traffic sorry we’re late,” Liz responds. As she sees
someone approach her.

“Hello my name is Courtney and I am the event coordinator for the stadium,”
Courtney says in a very cheery voice.

“Nice to meet you Courtney,” Liz shakes her hand.

“We fired two roadies because they were slacking off, but don’t worry we’ve
already hired replacements,” Courtney pauses and then continues, “Oh and that taxi that
you want is waiting outside for you.”

They continue the sound test with Shay and Liz leaves for her taxi.


*************************************

“So where are we headed to miss,” the driver asks her.

“Um could you take me to the Maymount hotel first,” Liz asks.

“Sure thing maam,” the driver proceeds to drive the car.

“Everything’s changed so much,” Liz speaks to the driver.

“Yeah they’ve done a lot of work to this city,” the driver replies. “Lots of new
buildings and stuff.”

“Yeah its totally knew to me...um,” Liz pauses then continues what she was going
to say. “Um has Star hill changed at all.”

“Well last time I checked it looked exactly the same,” the driver states. “It’s
about one of the only things that hasn’t changed.” the driver laughs as he makes another
turn.


*************************************

Max and Tess are outside an ice-cream shop.

“I just don’t know how you can listen to music coming from a robot,” Max states,
“I mean is it even considered music anymore.” Max takes another sip of his cherry coke.

“Well I guess you don’t hear a lot of music up there in space,” Tess laughs, “You
don’t get caught up with all the news that’s happening down here.

“Yeah that’s true we really don’t have much time to watch television with all the
fighting going on around us,” Max replies. “It feels like I’ve been away for decades, I’ve
got a lot of catching up to do.” Max smirks at her.

“Don’t you ever get tired of fighting, don’t you ever just want to take a break
from all of that,” Tess asks, “Don’t you ever just give up.”

“Sorry Tess but failure is not in my blood,” Max replies,” and yes......sometimes I
do feel like giving up, but then I know that there are people who are counting on me and I
can’t fail them.” Max finishes his coke and throws it in the garbage can, “So how about I
get to know you a little better.” Max playfully winks at her.

“How about we visit Star hill,” Tess asks while finishing off her ice-cream. I’ve
heard there is a great view there.”

“Um I don’t think that’s a good idea,” Max responds seriously. “It’s getting late
anyways.”

“Oh come on Max just have a little fun,” Tess says imitating Max. “Besides
maybe you can get to know me a little better.” She winks at him.


************************************************

Star Hill

Liz observes the amazing view from Star hill. She sees a bird perched on a pole
and watches as it fly’s toward its flock. She looks into the sky like she’s reminiscing.

“Liz,” someone says from behind her. She turns around and is surprised by who
she sees.

“Michael,” she replies surprised, “Hey.”

“Hey,” he responds.

“How did you know I would be here,” she asks him.

“Well I saw you on t.v.......... and I knew that you wouldn’t leave Antar without
coming here.” He says while he looks her in the eyes.

“So what are you doing back on Antar anyways,” she asks him

“Well I’m the new test pilot for a project they have here,” responds Michael.

“I still remember when we used to go up here every year,” Liz says while looking
down.

“I know me too.” Michael replies. “It seems like everything’s change so much.”
Michael looks into the sky. “So do you still sing?”

“No,” she replies but tries to put on mock happiness, “But I am in the music
industry, I’m Shay Shap’s producer, we’re holding a concert here on Antar.....you should
come see it, it’s ver.........,” before she can finish Michael grabs her in an embrace. He
has tears in his eyes.

“Liz just forget what happened in the past.......you’ve just got to forg........” they
are interrupted by a light that flashes past them. It’s the sound of an engine.

“See I told you Tess it’s way too dark to see anything,” Max says.

Liz is shocked to see who it is and steps away from Michael. She turns around
and starts to speak. “Max.”

“Liz.” Max says in disbelief.

“So....... long time no see.” she looks at Tess and says, “aren’t you going to
introduce me?”

“Liz...Tess....Tess....Liz,” Max says. Tess and Liz shyly say hi to each other.

“So Liz I didn’t know that you’re with Michael now,” Max says sarcastically
witnessing the hug.

“What are you doing here Max why did you have come back,” Michael yells.
“you’re going to destroy things again.” Michael picks Max up by the collar. Max jumps
away.

“Look who can’t control their emotions now,” Max yells. Which just enrages
Michael who takes a swing at Max. Max ducks. And proceeds to take a swing himself.

“STOP IT,” Liz yells stepping in front to Michael to shield him from Max’s
punch. Max stops immediately.

“Now your protecting him,” Max voices, “Some things never change.”

Liz runs away from the two.

“I won’t let you have her,” Michael states looking Max in the eyes.

“You know what I want Michael.....I want the project,” Max replies, “I’m outta
here.” He then leaves on his motor cycle. Knowing that Michael is staring him down.


*****************************************

Michael and Max are both in the air. Michael is piloting the YF 21 while Max is
asked to pilot the VF 11 only to videotape the test. A bunch of drone planes are sent out
to fire blank missiles at Michael.

“Lets show them what we can really do,” Michael says to his plane. The drones
fire and hundreds of missiles are launched at Michael. “computer predict missiles flight
path.” The computer shows all the missiles directions. Michael then proceeds to evade
all the missiles. Max is shocked by the move. Michael then switches his plane to firing
mode. He proceeds to destroy all the drones except for one. The missiles switch course
and are headed for Max.

“Don’t worry Max the missiles are harmless,” Tess says through the speaker.
“you don’t need to evade them you’re not in the YF 19.”

“Hey if Michael can do it then so can I,” Max responds and heads in the missiles
direction. He is able to evade all the missiles as well but loses a booster rocket on the
way.

“WHAT ARE YOU DOING,” yells Michael. He starts to feel the headache
coming on again. Michael screams in frustration and has a flashback.

Liz is covering her body and crying
while Max is at her side.

Michael’s plane does a nose dive and is plummeting fast.

“Max save him now!” the general orders. Max proceeds to nose-dive with it and
swoops under Michael and cushions him inches from the ground. Michael wakes up
from his trance and notices that Max just saved him. Michael wonders what would
happen if his plane thrust downwards. His plane does and sends Max crashing into the
ground. Max not seriously harmed is able to escape the wreckage and sees Michael
hovering on top of him. He stares at the plane in disbelief.


****************************************
The Hangar

“What the hell was that,” Max grabs Michael and turns him around. Michael just
smirks at him.

“Hey I’m surprised that you’re still alive,” Michael says. Max glares at him..

“You did it on purpose didn’t you, you actually tried to kill me,” Max yells.

“It was an accident,” Michael says and walks off.


*******************************************

“Liz we’re ready for the rehearsal,” Dan says. Liz walks up to a table in the room
and two men put a helmet with wires on her head. They proceed to hook her up to Shay.

“How long do you think we can keep fooling the public,” Liz asks Dan.

“As long as we have to, the people think that Shay actually has human emotions,
if anyone ever found out we’d be a fresh target for the press.” responds Dan. “The actual
A.I. program is almost complete.....when that is finished Shay will be as human as you
and me.” Dan starts the program. “Until then no one can know that Shay is really
controlled by you.”

“I understand,” answers Liz. They finish the rehearsal. The concert is about to
begin.


*******************************************

“I can’t believe you actually dragged me hear,” Max voices as he enters the
building.

“Come on you’ll enjoy it, Shay Shabs concerts are known for entertainment,”
Tess replies. “Besides you did say you liked her voice.”

Max and Tess Get to their seats and wait. The concert hall is huge with thousands
of fans in attendance.


*******************************************

Base

“The footage here says the YF 21 pushed down the plane,” Milard tells Michael.
“The YF 21 is controlled by your brain waves so you must have ordered it.”

“It was an accident sir I am telling you the truth,” Michael pleads.

“And around the time you started to nose dive it shows an abnormal brainwave
pattern, is the YF affecting your head?” questions the general.

“I’m sure it was a malfunction sir.” Michael responds.

“You’re positive,” asks the general as someone enters the room.

“Positive.” returns Michael.

“Michael this is Dr. Worth and he will investigate your physical condition,” says
the general, “you are dismissed.”

“Yes sir,” Michael proceeds to leave with the doctor.


*****************************************

The concert begins. The crowd is amazed by the light spectacle. The whole
crowd has bracelets that were given at the door to calculate their excitement level. Shay
starts to sing and appears as a computer generated image of an angel. There are
holographic images everywhere. Shay continues to sing. The background slowly changes
from the forest to the sea. Shays form changes from an angel to a mermaid. Fireworks
are shot everywhere and the crowd erupts.

“Crowd excitement level is at 80%,” Courtney tells a pleased Dan.

As the concert continues the crowd is getting louder. Shay splits herself into five
versions and flies around the crowd. Huge beams of light are shot around the stadium in
different colors. As the last song is about to end Shay returns back to only one form. She
starts to fly through the crowd as she sings.

Liz can see everything that Shay sees as they are telepathically linked during the
program. She looks around the crowd and stops at an image. It’s Max.

The mermaid heads toward someone in the crowd. Max is startled when the
hologram looks at him. Shay continues towards Max and Max is standing still entranced
by the hologram. Shay starts to sing.

we can never tell
promised we did
what would’ve been
we cannot know
but when there’s hurt
we have to see
that together
we must not be

The hologram then proceeds to cup his face with her hands, she inches closer to
his face and lightly kisses him. The hologram disappears.

Liz jerks up from the room. She is shocked by what Shay just did. This truly
disturbs her that she lost control of Shay so easily. The concert has ended end everyone
returns home.

******************************************

Liz is walking towards her hotel room. And is met by Dan.

“What happened out there Liz,” asks Dan.

“I’m sorry Dan somehow I lost control of her.” answers Liz.

“We can’t slip up again the public might become aware that Shay’s AI is
incomplete,” Dan says, “We’ve got to perform better next time.”

“Don’t worry Dan it won’t happen again,” Liz responds.


*********************************************

Max is preparing for the FY 19’s test flight. He is raising his hands in the sky
pretending its his plane, he is planning his maneuvers. Kyle looks at him worriedly like
he’s just gone insane.

“It’s beautiful,” Max says.

“What’s beautiful,” Kyle asks

“Your plane, it’s beautiful,” Max answers feeling the planes contour.

“Yeah I know and I want it to stay that way after this test flight,” Kyle responds.

Max gets into the plane and takes off. He starts to do the stunts he practiced with
his hands.

“What the hell is he doing?” Kyle asks and is about to have a heart attack with the
stunts Max is pulling.

“Wait a minute, computer enlarge the camera view,” Tess says. The camera
enlarges the view. Everyone is surprised. Max has drawn a picture of a bird with his
rocket smoke. The staff of New Edwards base looks on.

Michael is launched with the YF 21. The two planes will perform tests with each
other. First there is target practice, then flying maneuver’s. Throughout the day Max’s
plane performs better than Michael’s.


*************************************

A happy Max exits his plane. His team congratulates him on his successful
testing.

The general’s assistant approaches him and says, “Sir the general wants to see
you in his office immediately.”

Max follows the assistant and enters the generals room. There he sees a frowning
general. Max tries not to laugh at the coincidences.

“Max that was a good showing out there,” the general says.

“thank you sir.......but my crew is also to thank,” Max says.

“But it was reckless, I don’t want to see that recklessness again,” the general
yells.

“But sir I put on a good testing,” Max pleads.

“That does not matter.......recklessness brings on stupidity,” the general points at
the door, “you are dismissed sergeant.”

“YES SIR”, Max yells. An angry Max leaves the room.


*****************************************

Michael is doing a check of the weapons inventory for the YF 21. He has to make
sure that everything is working right. The test next day requires blank ammunition. The
two planes will go head to head.


*****************************************


Dan is waitin in a dark alleyway. A figure approaches and hands him a
mysterious box. “Everything is in here right.”

“Yes,” the figure responds.

“Finally...... it can be completed,” Dan sighs then walks away.


*****************************************

Liz knocks on the door of a house. After a few seconds someone opens it.

“Maria,” Liz exclaims.

“Liz,” Maria yells as they both hug. She usher’s Liz into the house. “It’s been so
long since I last saw you.” Maria pauses then continues, “I mean it’s like you just
disappeared.”

“Sorry for not visiting sooner,” Liz shyly responds.

“It’s OK we’ve got a lot of catching up to do chica,” Maria starts cleaning up the
living room, “guess what.”

“What,” Liz responds.

“I got married,” Maria says. “You’ll never guess who.”

“I have no ide......,” just then a man enters the room. Liz looks up to see, “H.... Hi
Brodi.”

***************************************


Liz, Maria and Brodi reminisce about highschool. They laugh at some of the
times they had before. Brodi sets up the karaoke machine. He starts to sing and Maria
joins him. Liz has a short flashback.

“We promise to always protect you Liz,” Max and Michael say.

“Liz.......LIZ,” Maria shouts. Liz finally looks at her, “what happened there you
blanked out for a sec.”

“Sorry I was just thinking,” replies Liz and takes a sip of her drink.

“What happened Liz?” Maria asks.

“Whadda you mean,” Liz asks hoping to delay the inevitable.

“I mean you, Max and Michael used to be the best of friends,” Maria pauses then
continues, “and then one day you all just split up.”

“It’s a long story Maria,” Liz says, “I’ve left it behind me.”

“Well we’ve got all day,” Maria states.

“Sorry but I don’t want to talk about it.” responds Liz.

“Ok no prob,” Maria replies not wanting to make her friend feel uncomfortable.

Maria and Brodi start to sing karaoke again. After a while Maria notices that Liz
has not sung yet. “Come on Liz it’s your turn now.” Maria says.

“It’s alright Maria,” replies Liz.

“Oh come on Liz you love to sing why don’t just sing a little,” Maria says.

“No it’s okay,” Liz responds.

“It doesn’t even have to be karaoke then,” Maria turns off the t.v., “you can sing
us that song you wrote....what was it called again....oh yeah voices.”

“I SAID NO,” Liz yells. She immediately feels embarrassed by her loss of
composure. She calms down, “Sorry but I just don’t sing anymore.”


*******************************************


Max walks into Kyle’s office and sneaks up on him. “whadda you doin,” Max
says. Kyle quickly turns his head.

“Don’t scare me like that ,” he yells. “I was able to hack into some of Shay
Shap’s programming.”

“Why’d you do that for?” Max asks.

“Well I am known as one of the greatest hackers in the world,” Kyle smirks, “if I
couldn’t get into Shay’s programming my ego would seriously be hurt.”

“I see,” Max answers. Max looks at the holographic image that shows up on
Kyle’s computer. The image begins to move around. It forms into an angel than a
mermaid. Max stares at Shay’s face, she turns and looks at him. Max jumps back in
shock, the hologram seemed to actually notice him. Someone walks into the room.

“Maxwell Evans,” the lady asks.

“Yes,” Max replies.

“You have a telephone call for you.” she says.


posted on 21-Jul-2002 4:52:31 AM by gorillaz
Title: Voices
Author: Gorillaz
Disclaimer: I don’t own any of it
Summary: I based it on Macross plus


Part 3



“Hello who is this?” Max asks.

“Hey it’s me Maria,” Maria is sitting on her porch.

“MARIA, hey I haven’t talked to you in soooo long,” Max answers.

“Hey Max........Um Liz is also here and we’ve done some catching up.......you
should come over too,” Maria says while fidgeting with the phone.

“........um....I.... I would Maria but I gotta finish all this work for tomorrow,”
Max’s replies, “It’s really critical that I get it done today.”

“Listen Max, Liz isn’t acting like herself right now,” Maria responds, “She’s
really uptight about a lot of stuff.”

“Sorry Maria but this is really important,” Max crouches on the ground with the
phone.

“And Liz isn’t!” Maria retaliates, “Max did you know she doesn’t even sing
anymore......I mean she’s a producer and everything but that’s it........what happened to
the girl who loved to sing.”

“I can’t answer tha....,” Max pauses then continues, “because I don’t know why?”

“Max I think you should come she’s acting really strange,” Maria says.

“Sorry,” Max replies.

“MAX,” Maria screams.

“I can’t Maria,” Max puts his head down.

“Well I guess that you don’t care if Michael gets her,” Maria retorts.

Liz is opens the door to get some fresh air and hears Maria’s last line. She
quickly leaves the house.


*************************************************

Antar Concert Hall

Liz is lying on a couch in Shay’s control room. And she’s crying. “Why did it
have to be this way,” she says. “I hate this, I hate my old songs, and I hate all of Shay’s
songs.” She throws a chair at the wall. “Why can’t things just go back to the way they
were.” she yells at the top of her lungs then collapses on the couch, tired from
exhaustion. Shay appears in the back of the room.


*************************************************

BeEp! BeEp! Max’s answering machine suddenly turns on. Max walks up to it
and listens to the message. “There will be a fire at concert hall.....there will be a fire at
the concert hall.” Max takes a second to let it sink in. He quickly grabs his jacket and
runs out the door.


*************************************************

RiNg! RiNg! Michael answers the phone in his car. “Hello.”

“There will be a fire at the concert hall.....there will be a fire at the concert hall,”
a voice says. Michael immediately makes at turn towards the concert hall.

*********************************************

“You can step into this room now Mr. Raymond,” a woman says. Dan enters the
room and stores something into his safety deposit box.

*********************************************

Liz has fallen asleep in the control room. Suddenly sparks appear from the
remote deck. A fire breaks loose. There is smoke everywhere. Liz wakes up and tries to
get out of the room but the door is locked. She collapses from the fumes.

*********************************************

Max is speeding across the freeway on his motorcycle. He is going way over the
speed limit. Sirens are heard coming from behind him. “Shit, the cops are tailin me
now.” Max screams. “I gotta lose them.” Max sets his motorcycle to overdrive.


*********************************************

Michael is the first one to arrive.

“Liz....... LIZ ARE YOU IN THERE,” he yells. The door is locked. Michael
proceeds to bodycheck the door, but it’s no use. He continues doing it anyways even
though his arm is starting to bleed. Suddenly the door slides open on its own. Michael
runs into the room and sees Liz laying on the ground. He cradles her in his arms and
carries her out of the room. Suddenly the fire doors start closing. Michael runs and just
gets by before the first one closes, but is caught by the second one. He puts all his
strength into it to pull it up. And sneaks both of them out.


*********************************************

Max arrives after the fire has been put out. He asks a fireman what happened.

“Well a fire seems to have started in the control room, but we still don’t know the
cause of it,” the man replies.

“Was there anyone inside?” Max asks.

“Nope there was no one here when we got here.” Answers the man.

“OK thanks,” Max walks away confused.

*******************************************

Michael takes Liz back to her hotel room. After a while she finally wakes up. She
finds Michael at her bedside. “What happened Michael?” Liz asks.

“There was a fire at the concert hall, I was able to save you,” Michael answers.
Liz notices that he is bleeding.

“Oh my gosh Michael you’re bleeding.....here let me help,” Liz says concerned.

“No it’s OK I’m fine Liz,” Michael replies.

“Come on I insist.....here take off your shirt,” Liz helps him take off his shirt. She
proceeds to bandage his wounds.

“Thanx Liz,” Michael says stretching his arms.

“No problem you saved my life,” she smirks.

“I guess I should go now,” Michael says and proceeds to leave. He hears Liz start
to cry. He runs to her and take her in his arms. And Liz cries into his chest. Michael
takes her hands in his and intertwines their fingers. They both lay down on the bed.


*******************************************

Max is lying in his room thinking. Images are flying through his head from the
past few days. He is confused about the message he received and how it predicted the
fire. His thoughts flow back to seeing Liz for the first time in years and he falls asleep.


*******************************************

“Did you finish your report doctor,” general Milard asks.

“Yes I did,” Dr. Worth hands him Michael’s folder. “It seems that Mr. Guerin
has been suppressing his memories with beta-endorphins.”

“Hmmmm interesting.” Milard replies. He then starts to shred all the documents.
And looks at the doctor. “Proceed with the rest of the report quietly.”

“Yes sir,” Dr. Worth leaves the room.

********************************************

Max is picking out his lunch at the cafeteria. Tess approaches him. “Hey Max
where were you last night, I was trying to get a hold of you.”

“It doesn’t matter Tess,” Max replies sitting at a table.

“You were with that girl last night weren’t you,” Tess yells.

“No I wasn’t.....and her name is Liz,” Max retorts, “Why do you care anywa....”
Max sees Michael come into the cafeteria. Max walks up to him. “So where were you
last night.”

“I was busy saving Liz,” Michael answers, “there was a fire at the concert hall.”
Max’s back stiffens at the words.

“How did you know to go there?” Max asks.

“It doesn’t matter,” retorts Michael sarcastically.

“Why do we have to fight over everything Michael?” Max looks him in the eyes,
“I mean ever since we were kids its been that way, now it’s Liz and this project.”

“We only have to fight over the project now.” Michael smirks and walks away.



posted on 22-Jul-2002 3:09:36 PM by gorillaz
does anyone know how to change the threads name?