“Khloe! Why is Jack here?!” Rhys was yelling at Khloe, Fiona and Sasha were giving her death glares, Vaughn was keeping his distance and August, Zero, Loader Bot and Gortys watched as Athena chased Jack around the room with her sword. Pure chaos. “EVERYONE STOP!!!” Khloe yelled. Everyone froze. “Look, Rhys removed Jack from his head, but not mine. I was able to talk some sense into him and we were cool.” Khloe explained. “Well, MORE than cool.” Jack added. Khloe blushed slightly before continuing, “After we defeated the Traveller, Vaughn created this machine that gave Jack a physical form. That’s when you all came in.” Khloe then looked at Athena, “And Athena, you’re my buddy, but if you hurt Jack, I swear I will kill you.” Athena sighed and put away her sword as Jack sighed in relief. Khloe then noticed a small gem in Rhys’ hand, “Is that what you found in the vault?”
*Just a few moments earlier*
Rhys and Fiona were teleported to a mysterious plane. In front of them was a pedestal with a floating purple crystal upon it. “What is it?” Fiona asked. “I’ve no idea.” Rhys picked up the crystal and the two were teleported outside the vault. “Ooookaaaay…”
*Back to the present*
“So you found a crystal and you’ve know idea what it even does?” August raised an eyebrow. “It was in a vault\ So it must be important\ That’s my opinion.” Zer0 stated. “Does he always speak in haiku?” August asked. “Let me take a look.” Khloe held out her hand and Rhys gave her the crystal. Suddenly, the crystal glowed brightly and shot out a beam of light that transformed into a portal. “Well that’s one mystery solved. It’s some kind of portal key.” Sasha said as she looked at the portal, “The only question is where it goes.”
“Well only one way to find out!” Jack smirked. “Well, first we should get prepared.” Vaughn intervened. “Fine.” Jack pouted.
After a load of preparation the vault hunters all gathered at the portal. “Everyone ready?” Rhys asked. Everyone nodded. “Let’s do this shiiiiiiiiiit!~” Khloe was pumped up. “Ok. On three.” Rhys took a deep breath, “One-”
“Three!” Fiona charged into the portal. “Hey! I didn’t- I mean- ugh, why do I bother?” Rhys sighed as the rest of the team charged in.
The vault hunters arrived in what looked like a forest of multi-coloured crystals. “Ok, who put LSD in my drink?” August groaned. “Are you sure it wasn’t…’crystal’ meth?” Khloe grinned. “God damn it, Khlo.” Jack tried not to laugh as everyone else groaned. “You have not changed, Khlo/Your puns are still terrible/No more puns, Khloe/”
“Do you speak in haiku on purpose or-” Jack’s question was interrupted when a roar echoed around them. Everyone took out their weapons to prepare for whatever was going to attack them. Suddenly, a tiny Crystalisk- it was most likely a baby – jumped out from behind a crystal. “Aw! It’s cuuuute!” Gortys cooed. “It’s a baby so it should be harmless.” Athena stated. “Hey. Ever get the feeling you’re being watched?” Vaughn asked. Everyone turned around to see a whole pack of gigantic Crystalisks glaring down at them. “Uhh…fight or flight?” Khloe sweatdropped. “Haha…FLIGHT!!!” Rhys took off with the rest of the hunters not far behind as the Crystalisks (including the baby) chased them.
The group continued running, dodging through the crystals. “Are. They. Still. Chasing. Us?” Fiona asked, out of breath as she ran. “Affirmative.” Loader Bot replied. “What the heck is this planet?!” August growled as he jumped over a fallen crystal, “This is your fault, Rheeze!”
“First off, that is NOT my name! Secondly, how is this my fault?!” Rhys yelled as he ducked under a slanted crystal. “You did activate the crystal portal thing.” Sasha commented.
“That wasn’t me! That was Khloe!”
“Oi! I didn’t mean to, you sunnuvabitch!”
“Stop arguing and keep running!” Athena growled.
“Uh oh…” The group skidded to a halt. A large cliff was blocking the way. “Turn arou-oh crap…” Rhys turned around to face the Crystalisks. Everyone took a defensive position with their weapons while Loader Bot stood protectively in front of Gortys.
A blur passed over their heads and in a blink of an eye, all the Crystalisks were on the ground, dead. In front of the corpses stood a woman with her back turned to the vault hunters. She had long black hair, a grey trench coat, denim jeans and black boots. In her hand, she held a whip encrusted with onyx gems. She turned around to face the group. She wore a black shirt under her coat and a black sash as a belt. She had blue eyes and she had purple, pink and red bangs like Khloe’s.
“So cool…” Khloe said in awe.
“Who…are you?” Fiona asked.
“Azura. Azura Ayers.”