Chapter OneJax (Dylan)
My name is Dylan, but you might know me better as Jax. Until recently I was just a college kid who wanted to write books and make movies. Of course that all changed when I learned about the Yeerks. I know what you're thinking, 'Yeerks aren't real'. Yeah, that's what I thought. Turns out K.A. was trying to warn us, warn us that they were coming.
That's where RAF comes in. RAF: Richard's Animorph forum, a place for fans of Animorphs started around the time the series ended. That's where it started, when some of us got together in New York.
"It's so cool that you were able to put this together Jayne!" I said.
"I've been waiting for this for a long time." Jayne replied.
We were standing at Grand Central in New York waiting for Claire, Estelore, and Tyler. They were the last three RAFians who Jayne had been able to get here thanks to the fact that she had won one of the biggest jackpots in Florida lotto history. So far we had Russel (Esplin), Anna, Kenny, Daniel (Shanker), and Duff who, like Estelore, insisted on going by his screen name. I was beyond excited, I was finally meeting Claire and Estelore! Oh, and Tyler might be cool too.
"You look just like the picture!" A distinctly Australian accent said. I turned around to see Claire standing there.
"Oh my god! You're really here, and not in a Heroes fic." We both laughed at just how cheesy that sounded. I saw Tyler and some other girl who I assumed was Estelore talking to Jayne.
"So, you just all of a sudden won? On computer picked numbers?" Tyler asked.
"Yeah, I did." Jayne said. If I didn't know better I'd almost think that Jayne was being defensive. Claire and I walked over to them.
"Hey Tyler, and I assume this is the Estelore?" She fit her description perfectly, except there was something about her eyes that I couldn't quite place.
"That would be correct." She said. I realized I was staring at her. I blinked and looked away, filing it under 'things to worry about later'.
"So, what's first? The Museum of Natural History? The Empire State Building?" Claire asked. Jayne smiled.
"We are going to have a picnic Central Park."
After a few hours, everyone was sitting in the park around a fairly large sampling of New York take-out. I couldn't believe that they were actually here. As much as I wanted to meet Richard, Phoenix, and everyone else who wasn't there, I couldn't help but be excited. At least Claire and Estelore were there, I'd always wanted to meet them in real-life.
"Well, well, well. Would you look at that! The Rafians are loose." Everyone looked up to see who it was.
"Terry?" Claire said. Out of the corner of my eye I saw Tyler tense up.
"In the flesh." He looked at Jayne. "Can I have the honor?" Claire, Russel, Daniel, and I looked confused.
"I think maybe this will be a bit more effective." She tapped her ear. "Execute order 13." Suddenly something appeared in the sky.
"Impressive, isn't it? That we can get in so close without you noticing. If anyone should have been able to figure it out, it would be you."
"Are you saying-"
"I am Teslar six-nine-zero-seven, my rank is Visser two." Jayne said, interrupting me. "And it's time to get rid of you once and for all!"
"Now Este!" Tyler yelled.