"I think I'll have everything ready for you tonight Daxter. I just need to test everything then I'll have one of my racers drop you off close by" Keira spoke attaching the communication to the helmet.
"So it's finally gonna happen?! We've got everythin' we need huh?" he replied eagerly as he looked at the costume.
His mind began to drift out to the possibilities that could happen during the whole thing. Maybe it would go smooth? Or maybe it would be rigged to hell and one step into the prison could set off alarms? He wasn't a hundred percent sure but what was the worse thing that could happen at this point? She had been tortured for months so he doubted things could become much worse for her. Maybe things would be better once he got her out?
He flushed a little his mind drifting to other matters like what she'd look like and the fact it was almost coming up to her birthday along with his own. They'd be sixteen and he really didn't want her to spend her birthday in jail.
"How do you think she'll be? " he asked the ottsel earning a shrug in response as she continued with their project.
* * *
It was dark when Keira finished with the suit and Daxter had finally suited up. He tested the mic fitted in the suit as Keira gave him the map of the prison layout.
She then fitted her headseat on and spoke into the mic looking at Daxter.
"Can you hear me in the headseat?"
"Loud and clear toots" he replied with a grin before she sighed at him looking stressed.
"You know how serious this is Daxter..Stick to the plan ok? Try and get to Jakkie as quiet as possible ok? I really don't want to loose-"
He interrupted looking around as he did and pacing eager to leave. He wanted to get there and find his friend slash crush at this point.
"Relax baby cakes the Daxternator's got this..Try and have some faith in me Keira..Yikes I'm not so much of a fuck up" he replied peeking outside to spot a male on zoomer with an ottsel on his shoulder.
"Er..Who are those two? Tatt face and fuzzball..One of ya team members?"
He studied the long black haired teen who's ears was decorated with tattoos who wore a red jumpsuit similar to a racer, sporting red and black boots to fit. Then his eyes shifted to the orange, buttercup and green ottsel.
It had hair somewhat similar to Jak's but maybe it appeared to be dyed. It was hard to see in the dark. It also sported four coloured studs on it's ear ranging from blue to green almost all of the eco colours minus dark and light along with a black choker around it's neck.
"Your ride..Be nice they're nice guys..The guy in the jumpsuit is Blake and the ottsel..He's called Jae..Don't annoy them please?" she replied.
Daxter looked at the two before grabbing his supplies, heading to the ride and climbing on introducing himself in the process.
* * *
The ride had been quick and somewhat painful the closer they had reached to the prison. Daxter tried to keep his composure as he got off the zoomer trying not to cry as he thanked the two for the lift as they headed back on Daxter's orders.
"So..Where's the best way in?" Daxter muttered pulling out the map before the headset buzzed in his ear.
"Is there a vent near you? Or round the side? If there is I want you to climb through it ok?" Keira muttered.
"Yeah it's here..But it's high up..I think I can reach it if I jump" he whispered crouching preparing to jump.
He ignored her trying his way and banging his chest and knees on the wall causing him to wince but successfully grasp the vent barely. He slowly pulled himself up wincing a little as he pulled himself into the vent, coughing as he did.
"I'm fine" he wheezed slowly crawling through the vent. "I-I'm in the vent..".
"Are you sure you're ok?"
"Y-Yeah..The vent splits inta two..So its the left vent to prisoners right? " he asked trying not to cough.
"Yeah it is and good luck in there Daxter".
* * *
The vent crawl had been difficult due to his injuries but worth it once he finally reached her.
He dashed to her, tearing up as he saw her. She looked different. Rough and in pain. He couldn't help it, he touched her beginning to sob a little before her eyes opened and she spoke in a voice that terrified him for a moment.
He froze before realising she'd broken out of her restraints and had turned into a dark creature.
He lunged at her without thinking, grabbing her arm and dashing off with her as she began to hiss and growl.He looked around before spotting a room on their break out and shoved her in,following moments later. Noticing it had a spare outfit perfect for Jakkie.
"J-Jak ya gotta switch back p-please? I-It's me..Daxter" he sobbed grabbing the outfit and beginning to sob more.
"P-Please don't kill me".
That caused her to switch back. Huffing before looking at the sobbing, shivering redhead.
"Daxter?..I didn't hurt you did I?" she asked as the redhead handed over the clothes, looking away and sniffling as she changed.
"N-No..I'm fine" he winced holding his ribs. Maybe they'd bruise from the hard hit against the wall. It was the best thing he could hope for.
' What have they done to you? Those bastards.' Those words echoed through Daxter's head until Jakkie,fully dressed tapped him on the shoulder.
"We should move. You don't look so good" she muttered placing his arm around her shoulder. Letting him lean against her a little making him blush.
"We'll help each other out ok?"
He nodded at her as they left the room and headed as quickly as they could to the exit.He swallowed before gently hugging her side giving her a gentle squeeze before sniffling a little.
"You have no idea how lost I've felt without ya..How much I missed you" he muttered as she gave him a gentle squeeze with one arm.
"Same here Daxter..I've missed you to buddy" she replied looking forward to the exit as it got closer and closer.
"Precursors..Yer hair is really greasy..Holy shit..They coulda give you shampoo..Or does every guard in this joint not no what shampoo is" he muttered wafting his hand near his nose.
He wasn't trying to be offensive. Even if it sounded like it which he didn't intend. He was trying to lighten the mood a little for their benefits but he was clueless what to say.
It seemed to work a little as she replied,rolling her eyes but smiling a tiny bit.
"And you look like a dork in a bright yellow junpsuit..You look like you're trying to be a ghosthunter or something..Clashes with your hair" she muttered causing Daxter to laugh a little making him wince.
"Touché baby" he smiled weakly leaning into her. He was happy she was alive. Even if she looked different, sporting a curvier body, larger chest and longer hair along with aggressive eyes. It was still the same girl.