AAT Ch 27 – Part 1 – The Final Battle (1)
Now it is morning, the sun has already risen, and there is cloud cover over the mountains, which means the sky is gray making almost everything around the colony gray looking. Most of the colony is awake but Fievel is still sleeping in a tent, rather large tent for him, his family, and his friends. He wakes up but continues to lay there relaxing. He shuts his eyes, and then he hears Tiger from outside.
Fievel wakes up again.
Fievel: (moaning) What?
Tiger: Fievel where ar—woah (thump)
Fievel immediately gets up, and then runs out the tent.
Fievel: Tiger! What happened?
Tiger: Nothing I just tripped on a rock.
Fievel: (sighs) oh come on Tiger, (chuckles) oh, you clumsy feline.
Fievel: the things you do… it’s just, wow.
Tiger: Hey, by the way I wanted to ask you something.
Fievel walks into the tent.
Tiger: I was wondering you remember that guy…?
Fievel: What guy?
Tiger: That boy with the Australian accent?
Fievel walks out of the tent putting his hat and coat on.
Fievel: Johnny? Yeah what about him?
Tiger: Well… one time when you were away, he decided it was a good idea to build a rocket.
Fievel: Really? How did that go?
Fievel: He didn’t kill himself didn’t he?
Tiger: No he almost killed the both of us! We set the stupid thing up on a log standing it up, he lit it first, and we got back and BAM!
Fievel starts laughing.
Tiger: The whole thing blew up and the shock wave pushed us back.
Fievel: (laughs) Oh, man. You and your rockets.
Tiger: It was his Idea not mine.
Fievel: Sure… so, how was it when I was away?
Tiger: Well, everyone missed you, plus it was hot, then it was getting cold seeing as how we’re getting close to December.
Fievel: Yeah. Well, at least they’re safer than we are, look at all these people, they’re in danger, and now they’re looking up to me.
Tiger: Well what do you expect?
Fievel: I didn’t want to be in charge.
Tiger: Well now you are, and I know Warren too so that’s an advantage.
Fievel: Yeah. But I think we’ll need more.
They looked at the colony for a few more seconds, then Tiger came up with a topic about Fievel and Karina.
Tiger: Hey, so you and that girl…
Tiger: Yeah, so are you two…?
Fievel: Well it’s complicated.
Then, off-screen, they hear Karina’s voice.
Karina: Why is it complicated?
Fievel turns around, and is now very nervous like always after he knew she heard him say that.
Fievel: U—Uhh, yeah, -- you know…
Karina starts walking towards him.
Karina: No I don’t know, you said it was hard. Why is it complicated? Am I just a friend to you?
She continues to walk towards him, he takes some steps back.
Fievel: No—I mean, I don’t know I—I—well.. I—I don’t—
Karina walked right in front of him and kissed him.
Tiger: Get a room you two.
Karina then stops kissing him, and just looks at him.
Karina: I love it when you get nervous.
Karina: It just makes you even cuter.
She smiles and kisses him again. Then Fievel’s father walks up and sees Karina embracing his son.
Papa M: Fievel.
Fievel stops kissing her.
But instead of backing away like most people would do, Karina decided to wrap her arms around him, holding him while laying her head on his shoulder, smiling towards his father, showing her love for him. This of course makes Fievel nervous again. His father was proud of the view.
Papa M: Am I interrupting?
Fievel: Uh, no.
Karina: Not at all.
She then kisses Fievel on the cheek.
Papa M: Well I see you two are getting along well.
Karina: Yeah, well… if you two don’t mind I’ve got to check on Max.
She lets go of Fievel and leaves as they watch her walking away.
Tiger: Fievel, as your friend, you take my advice, and marry that girl.
Fievel: Yeah, she is pretty isn’t she?
Papa M: Yes she is, she’d make a great wife, and a great addition to the family.
Fievel: Thank you papa.
They continue to watch her as she tends to her falcon, but then another Falcon appears from the sky with a rider.
Rider: Fievel, I see a few airships, it’s gotta be Warren.
Fievel: Are you sure?
Rider: Yes, and he’s brought a big army.
Tiger: Wow, that’s not good.
Now almost everyone is getting ready for the battle. Fievel runs towards Bogart, who is with his men preparing them for battle.
Bogart: Fievel, the ground forces are ready. Tend to your air forces.
Fievel: Be careful.
Bogart: You too.
Fievel takes off looking for his bird Koncord.
He finds him in the bunch with the other Falcons which are now being mounted by mice getting ready to attack from above. Fievel runs into Tony who is now mounted on a falcon.
Tony: Hey Filly, I’ll be headed towards the ship.
Then Tim Peter and William approached the bird.
Tim: Hey Peter’s going with you.
Tony: Get on then.
Peter: Fievel, it’s an honor working with you.
Fievel: Likewise, get to the ship.
Peter mounted the bird with Tony.
Fievel: Be careful you guys.
Tony: We’re always careful.
Then the bird takes off headed towards the wall of mountains where the ships are hidden.
Now back at camp, Fievel is walking through a crowd along with Karina, William and Peter. Most of them civilians, and are taking refuge in the trees, using them as cover, some are hiding in the tents, most of the men have already taken up arms and are ready to fight. Fievel walks into a tent where Sally and the kids are at.
Sally is wearing all black with black shirt and black pants, whilst the kids are wearing their usual children clothing.
Fievel: You guys need to hide under a tree or some sort.
Sally: We’ll be fine.
Tim approaches sally and kisses her.
Tim: I love you.
They kiss one last time.
Sally: No I don’t want you to go without me.
Tim: Sally, You have to stay with the kids.
Karina: What about all these people?
Fievel: I don’t know.
Then Gussie walks in the situation.
Gussie: Don’t worry, I’ll take care of these people, I’ll lead them away.
Fievel: You wouldn’t do it alone?
Gussie: No Judge Tyrol will help me. Now go.
William: Alright, come on everyone.
Sally: No, Tim, I don’t want you to go without me.
Tim: Sally please, you have to watch the kids.
Gussie: its okay, I’ll take care of the kids.
Sally looks to Gussie.
Sally: you will?
Tim: Wait a minute, no.
Sally: Tim. I want to go with you. Please let me come, please…
Tim stays silent for a while, and then there is a faint rumbling sound in the sky. They all look up, including the crowd. Fievel realizes it’s Warren’s fleet.
Fievel: It’s him. Sally, do you know how to handle a gun?
Fievel: Alright, you will join Tony on the ships where they’ll be waiting for our signal to attack. Like before I’ll lead the falcon group in the sky and when the time is right we’ll dive, and that’s when you guys come in, and you come in with guns blazing.
Fievel: Tim. You’re also with the ships as well.
Gussie: Okay. I’ll lead the people out of here.
Juniper: Wait, Fievel, are you gonna be okay?
Fievel: (Gets on one knee) Don’t worry we’ll be fine, just take your brother and sister, and stay with Gussie alright?
Juniper nods her head, and then Fievel kisses her forehead.
Fievel: (To Tyler and April) you two stay close to Gussie.
Sally: Don’t worry, you’ll be fine.
Tyler: We’ll see you again won’t we?
Sally: Yes we will.
As soon as they’re about to leave, they were also approached by Fievel’s Family, and Tiger as well.
Papa M: Fievel.
Fievel: Papa, stay with the group.
Papa M: No I don’t want you going up there.
Fievel: I have to go. You have to stay here and help with the crowd.
Papa M: I don’t want to lose my son.
Fievel: You won’t!
Papa M: Fievel… you don’t understand, I thought I lost you when we were on that boat, that was the worst day of my life, please don’t repeat that for me, please.
Fievel puts his hand on his father’s cheek, then he hugs him.
Fievel: You won’t lose me. I promise.
Mama M: Fievel, please be careful.
Fievel: I will.
Fievel: Tanya, don’t start just, keep Mama, Papa, and Yasha safe.
Yasha: I can take care of myself.
Fievel: Yasha, stop.
Tanya: I will.
Fievel then hugs her and then his little sister. Then he takes off with his friends, however William takes one more look at the diva he’d always had a crush on.
Tanya: (whispers) William.
William runs towards her, and gives her hand a kiss and he takes off.
Papa M: Fievel. You come back, you hear me, come back!
Fievel: (while running) I will.
His family starts to walk the other direction, but Tanya just watches her little brother and William go, as if she’s having the Idea of going after them.
Now back at the Falcon location. Karina, along with her friend Sally, climbed onboard her white Falcon Max, whilst Fievel climbed the giant Koncord. The Eagle lowers its head to aid Fievel, William and Tyler. Then Colonel Bogart approaches them dressed up in his uniform with a sword.
Bogart: Fievel, are you ready to put an end to this?
Fievel: Yes sir.
Bogart: Good. (to the soldiers who are about to mount the Falcons on his order) Men… Mount up.
His soldiers do so.
Bogart: Men (points to Fievel) This is your leader now, follow him.
All of his soldiers: Yes Sir!
Fievel: Okay, take to the skies, and wait for me up there.
Then everyone takes off, it’s an army of about sixty to seventy falcons mounted with machine guns strapped onto their armor. They appear out of the trees soaring through the skies, and then amongst this hoard of Falcons, raise the mighty Koncord with the wingspan far more superior than that of the falcons.
Along with the group of flyers, Fievel head towards the mountains, he breaks formation and so does Karina whilst the rest of the group head towards the clouds. He head towards where the ships three ships were hiding, they head towards the ship in the middle, and dropped off the Sally, William and Tim.
Tony is there on the ship to welcome them of course.
Tony: Hey, guys, welcome to the aboard.
Then a rat in uniform comes up, who appears to be the captain.
Captain: Mr. Toponi?
Tony: Captain, additional fighters.
Captain: Good, we need more abled soldiers.
Tim: With all due respect sir, we’re not soldiers, but we are willing to fight.
Captain: That makes you soldiers. My name is Captain Jones, you, along with the rest of my crew. And Fievel, we’ll wait for your attack then we’ll join.
Fievel: Thank you.
Then he and Karina takes off and joins the formation on top of the clouds.
Now, Fievel and Karina join the formation above the clouds around ten to fifteen thousand feet in the air flying in circles waiting for the ships to approach. The engines from the ships grow louder as they approach, due to heavy clouds they cannot see the ships that are coming, however there is a large clear spot for them to look down to the area they were in. As the keep looking they see two ships appearing out of the cloud, one in front of the other.
These ships are smaller than the three ships hiding behind the mountain, being 25 feet long, 5 feet wide and 6 feet tall with a much larger blimp for lift, whereas Fievel’s ships are 45 to 50 feet long.
Fievel sees that this is the time to attack. He gives the signal to every falcon mounted soldier including Karina to attack. Karina looks at Fievel and gives him a nod, then Fievel puts the strap on his hat down below his jaw so that it won’t fly off, and then they begin their dive.
As they dive, they are speeding to speeds of more than two hundred miles per hour; the entire formations is racing through the air like bullets in diving down on a target.
Now we see the crew of the enemy ships, Moe’s gang, most of them rats, some of them mice, and Warren’s cat gang. Completely unaware of what’s Warren is not on the ships. Moe is on the second ship behind the first of the ships smoking his cigar.
Moe: Boys, be on your guard, these guys might be anywhere.
Then back to Fievel, the air is wooshing past him, then he screams and starts shooting the gatling guns strapped to the side of the eagle’s armor, the eagle gives a loud roar and the guns start blazing at the ships. And then the eagle moves from dive position to put his legs in front as he grabs a hold of of the ship.
Now the eagle has a firm grip on the deck, moving it around making it hard for the gang on the ships to fight back. Meanwhile on the other ship, Moe gives the men the order.
Moe: Weapons free shoot everything that moves.
Now the ships maneuvers starboard to have its broadside on the falcons attacking, and then guns start blazing, bullets flying through the sky, some of them hitting their targets, falcons start attacking the second ship as well.
Fievel and the eagle that are still on the other ship lets go, and attacks Moe’s ship. As the ship has its broad side shooting at the falcons, Koncord flies below the ship, then shows up on the other side right at the deck grabbing a cat with his beak and throwing him off the ship, falling to his death.
And then Fievel switch the four guns on the bird’s side down 90 degrees so that it faces the deck, then he pulls the trigger and shoots almost everyone on the deck.
Moe takes cover, but sees in front of him a box of dynamite, he crawls over to grab one, then lights it with his cigar, and then he stands up to throw it towards Fievel, right before he does this, Fievel sees him about to throw.
Moe throws the stick, then the bird takes off right at the last second, the dynamite explodes near Fievel, but barely injures him. Now it is all out war, moe’s gang on both the ships with some of warren’s cats are fighting the attacking falcons plus Koncord with the machine guns mounted on the side of the ships.
Now back at the mountains, Cpt. Jones gives the signal to attack.
Cpt. Jones: Alright, forward.
One of his crewmen signaled the other ships via flag to attack.
The engines on the ships roared to life and propelled them forward; all three ships are picking up speed as they’re moving forward. Tony, along with William, Peter, Tim, and Sally are standing at the bow watching the fight going on in the distant.
Tony: That’s a big battle.
Cpt. Jones: Forward guns! Make ready.
At the front of the ships six doors open and then the cannons are rolled out into position.
Back at the front, Fievel sees the ships approaching and he signals the falcon mounts to cease the attack.
Fievel: Pull out!
The falcons temporarily fall back, then the approaching ships shot at the two enemy ships. First the bow sections of the ships open fire then, the captain signals all the ships to turn starboard so that they’d have their full barrage aiming at the two enemy ships. After their maneuver, all the ships fired. The flash of the big guns and the shells flying through the sky impacting on the disabled enemy ships are doing great damages. On the first ship, the shells were hitting the support ropes that connects the ship to the blimp. Once the ropes weakens the entire ship separates from the blimp, and it starts free falling towards the earth.
Moe watches from the second ship, seeing some of his men and some of warrens cat falling to their deaths. Then he looks to the other end of the ship and sees the giant Koncord headed right for them. The titanic eagle grabs a hold of the ship with its sharp claws penetrating through the woods like knife on butter; it had a very firm grip on the ship. Moe orders whats left of the rats, mice and cats to fire on Fievel but then.
Moe: There he is, shoot him.
Karina shows up with Max at the bow of the ship, and fires the two Gatling guns strapped to Max, killing most of the bad guys, and forcing Moe to duck down and take cover.
Then Koncord drags the ship along, with its fifteen foot wingspan, it’s almost as wide as the ship is long, therefore it is strong enough to drag the ship downward towards the earth. With all its might, the giant bird drags the ship along with it. Then Karina had the idea of cutting the blimp with Max’s claws. She leaves the bow then makes her bird grab the blip with its sharp claws cutting big holes, making the ship loose altitude faster than it was when Koncord was dragging it down.
Now they’re falling rapidly to the ground, Moe on the deck barely makes his way toward the lower decks and prepares for impact. Fievel’s bird still keeps a firm grip until the ground came too close, then he lets go. The Ship was moving so fast, when it hit the ground it dragged itself and rolled a few times over before coming to a complete stop, ending up with port side to the ground.
To be continued…