There is a planet, many light-years away from the earth that we know. In fact, in a different Galaxy not unlike our own. But where the main planet that has the looks and feels of our earth, it has two suns and no moons. The plants are more tropic, and dangerous. The inhabitants of the world, a twisted version of our own people with not only animal like features and appendages, but an alternate form that mocks the very animals of our home.
It has it's own countries, cities, towns. And pollution problems. Though at times they act civilized, they are only animals on the inside of most of them. Their civilization has separated it's people in two different categories. And both sides treat the other with as much hostility as the next.
The 'Pokkati' are the ones less deep in their culture, and the reason's why they have their pollution problems. They are the ones who live in the high end parts of the cities, who clog the air with their poisonous fire from the bark of the 'Loa Loa' tree. So many die, but the smell is so intoxicating that they can't keep from forever using it. Though it is also illegal, the local authorities don't do anything, mostly since they too are enjoying the sin of the Loa Loa tree. They are rarely seen in their animal skins, normally walking on two legs.
The next are the 'Phidpokkati'. These are the ones that are against, not only to the use of the Loa Loa, but against the cities themselves. They stick to tradition, and are to be found in the rare villages on the planet. Though the Pokkati wish to destroy the villages, it would mean the two 'different' types would have to live with one another. They are also rarely seen in their humanoid form.
Though these are the main types, there is an unnamed group who have taken to calling themselves the 'Nai Lavang'. They utilize both their humanoid form, and animal form. They practice to stay in balance, and yet are always undercover as either a 'Pokkati' or a 'Phidpokkati'. There are very few of these, but they are there. And they utilize this ability to get jobs in a city/village.
But a war is brewing, though not that they know it is. Though hostile to one not in their category, unless they are a Nai Lavang, they despise violence and unneeded deaths. One is destined to not only find out about the war, but will be the unknown cause of it.
"No, I won't be going." A heatedly whispered voice spoke into their comm.link phone attached to their brown canine ears.
Purple eyes darted around quickly to make sure she hadn't been heard. "And how did you get this number?"
A heavy sigh soon followed. "Of coarse he did. Vasara, I can't have you calling this number, I'm on a job." The young female vented harshly to the one on the other side of the call.
"Yeah, sure. And keep away from Thief, damn it. Just cause. Bye." With a quick 'shlick' the call ended and the young female let out a sigh of relief.
The sky blue and dark brown canine tail protruding from the lower end of her back swished back in frustration. She ran a gloved hand through her bangs, her hair the very same color of blue as on her tail. Her skin tone was light colored, almost to pale for her line of work to be doing. Her dark purple off the shoulder one piece clung to her like a third skin, the second being her wolf form of course. It was fashioned with a lighter colored purple belt black outline of a wolf's head hung from her hips like it was made for her. Which it had been.
A black loose collar was seen from her neck, her thigh-high black and purple belted boots shifting on the ground. Her name was Cigānu and when loosely translated into the human tongue, is of the word 'Gypsy'. Which suited her, as she never lived in one place for long. But that wasn't why she was outside a facility, awaiting to start a mission. She was just waiting on her partner at the moment. Which she was grumbling about, again.
"Your mumbling again, Gyp." A deep, male voice said from behind the young female.
She turned swiftly on her feet, a blade appearing from thin air. It stopped just short of the neck of the male that came up behind her. She scowled, seeing it was Thief, her assassin partner. The male had one red wolf ear, the other black with a line of red. Both had a golden earring. His hair was short, pushing up in the back. It was black, with red and white streaks. His bangs covering his red eye's. His tail was black, red, black and tipped with white. He wore a black vest, and gray short. Coarse, if he had his way he wouldn't be wearing anything. But he had learned a long time ago that Gypsy was as modest as they come. And he didn't want his manhood to be threatened.
"Thief, you know very well not to do that." She snapped as her partner, the knife gone from her hands. Where it went was her business.
Thief shrugged, and looked around the run down facility. It was a front of coarse, but the rest of the regular population didn't know that. "I like to live on the edge, and when it comes to you I can't help it." He smirked, causing Gypsy to huff and begin the trek into the old building.
With a smirk still on his lips, he followed after her, making sure no one was around to see them enter. They walked down a large staircase, one that would normally tire out a human in the first fifty steps. But for the two Nai Lavang, it was short of being a mountain hike for them. They reached the bottom, automated lights turning on around them. They found themselves in a very large room, one that housed the Space Ship in front of them.
Without another word, they climbed on. Gypsy began going over the take off procedure, while Thief leaned in the co-captain seat. This was their usual way of doing this, and for the past two years or so it was something that they were used to.
5 Earth Hours Later
Just out of Range of Planet Mars.
"I'm just saying, why can't I steer the ship?" Thief pouted, their normal on-going conversation/argument for the past two earth hours or so.
Gypsy gave him a deadpanned look, her eyebrow arched. "You know why, the last time I let you, we almost crashed into The Reach's ship."
Thief scoffed. "Like you hadn't been thinking of doing the same thing on purpose. Those guys are creepy as hell, and their motives always clear. How the Human's allow them near their young is beyond me." He nearly spat, but a look from Gypsy made him swallow it.
"Here's your stop. I still have another human hour before I reach mine." Gypsy said, stopping their ship just short of detection of the Martians.
"Right, so I just gotta see if this... Green Martian Beetle is being controlled, and if so eliminate him?" Thief questioned.
"Yup." Gypsy responded, helping him with his pod. This one he could drive without fear of harming himself.
"So, do I get a kiss for good luck?" Thief asked, a cocky smirk on his lips.
"Thief, I am in a happy relationship-"
"With a cat, I might add. How does that work anyways?" Thief interrupted, truly confused on how a wolf and cat could be together.
Gypsy said not a word, pushing a button that cause his pod to disembark. A cackle filled in the ship from the speakers.
"So, we'll talk about it later?" Thief's voice came through.
Gypsy groaned, pressing a smaller button on her console. "Good bye Thief. I'll pick you up when I'm done. Till then, try and woe a hoe or something."
With that said, she turned communications off before the hound could respond. She gripped the wheel, and headed towards earth.
Two Earth Hours Later
Inside Gotham CADMUS facility. Time: 24:40
"I'm telling you Bat's, I saw something." The whispering voice of a young male reached her ears.
The flicked, but didn't look up from the lock she was picking. She hadn't been seen, so she wasn't concerned. In all her years with her Company, she had yet to be detected. Especially by a mere human. Their locks were to primitive for her to use her usual method. Instead, she had to hack in manually, and cross the red wire. Or was it the blue-ish green one?
To preoccupied, with her tongue poking out the side in concentration, she hadn't realized that there was a first for everything. She yelped, mostly from surprise, as a Bat-a-rang hit her hand. Her eyes flew to the shadows, making out the shape of a large and slightly smaller figure. She knew right away who they were, after all she had made the information for her Company to use.
"Stop right there. We were here first." The younger male said, a grin on his lips in a playful looking manor. But she knew better.
A smoke pellet appeared in her hands not a second later, and she threw it at her feet. She changed quickly to her wolf form as she dashed away. She could hear their running steps, almost behind her. She saw a blue light under a door. She didn't know why she was suddenly drawn to it. She still didn't know what she was thinking. All she knew was that she ran into the room, and was cornered by the Batman and his partner. Robin. Or had it been changed to Nightwing? It didn't matter to her, all she knew was that she was cornered. And her animal instincts were kicking in.
But the blue glow, coming from a cube looking thing, reached out engulfing her whole body. She yelped again, scared on what it was doing to her. Batman and Nightwing watched worriedly as in a blue flash she was gone. Leaving them alone in a CADMUS room, the very one they had been looking for before running into the shapeshifter.