Well this is my first atempt at a Ryona/Zako type story, it'll be slow to start with the *action* but I'm sure I can do a good Ryo/Zako story. Also I want to thank Code Red for editng my story. Hunter's Moon"I wonder what the Brass Asses want with men now? " Sonya Blade thought to herself as she was making her way to the Director's office of the Untied Earth Government that had been formed after the end of the Outworld Crisis. When she walked into the officer she saw her daughter sitting in a chair facing the Director's large oak desk. " Cass what are you doing here? " she asked her much loved daughter as she recalled the passionate relationship she had with Johnny Cage. " I don't know Mom, the Brass Asses called me here a few minutes ago. " Sonya heard her daughter say and gave her a warning look in order to try and curb her daughter's unruly behavior as she could not help but to wonder how Cass had managed not only to keep her rank but also her life given the she was always running off at the mouth. Director Fredrick Jenkins cleared his throat to get the mother and daughter's attention, "Before we go any further, I should warn you that this information is highly classified, both of you need to agree to undertake this mission before I reveal it to you." They heard the Director say to them with a grim tone of voice that made the hairs on the back of their necks stand on end. But before either of them could say a thing the Director spoke once more "There are reasons why the two of you have been selected for this mission which I cannot go into until you both decide to undertake this mission, if either of you refuse then leave now because I will not reveal a single thing about this mission, take some time to talk it over between the two of you. "Cassie and Sonya heard the director say to them with a grim tone of voice that made their growing apprehension all the more keenly felt. "Excuse us for a moment." Sonya said to the Director and then grabbed her daughter by the wrist and lead her out of the Director's office. "What's on your mind Mom? " Cassie asked her mother as she saw a very grim and serious look on her face that did much to curb her smart mouth as she could tell that her mother would not put up with of her misbehavior. "Cass, I don't know why the Director has chosen us for this mission, whatever it might be." She heard her mother say to her with a worn out tone of voice that made it more then clear to her that the years in the service were starting to take a heavy toll on her. " Truth be told I have always been scared shitless whenever you went on any missions, after losing your father I swore I would never lose anyone else and every time you went on a mission a part of me died not knowing of you were going to come back alive or not." Cassie heard her mother say to her and held up her right hand to stop her mother from speaking any further. "Mom I understand, believe you me I do, even more so after Dad died but you have to admit we work well together and besides the Director told us we both have to sign on for the mission or forget about it completely, besides saving the world is what we do best right Mom. " Cassie said with a warm smile that made her moth utter a grim chuckle. "You are so much like your father. " Sonya said with a voice that was a mix of apprehension, fond remembrance and praise. " So Mom are you going to sign on for this deal because I'm damn serious as to what this mission is give the way the director is keeping his cards close to his vest. " Cassie said to her mother as she was starting to feel the growing excitement at the thought of another mission given how restless she had become once the Outworld Crisis had been dealt with as well as feeling a mix of apprehension and a slight amount of fear for herself and her mother given that she had practically no info on the mission. Sonya looked at her daughter and she could see the full range of emotions at play in her eyes and as much as she hated to admit it she was feeling just as restless, if not more so then her daughter now that the Outworld menace had been dealt with. As much as she enjoyed the peace in quite she found herself not only becoming restless in her down time but also she found herself remembering Johnny's death and all of the horrors of the Outworld crisis more then she cared to remember and needed something to take her troubled mind off of her grim memories of the past. "Sure why the hell not, it's not like I have anything better to do these days. "Sonya said to her daughter with a forced glibness in her voice as part of her mind was wrestling with her fears of the unknown of this mission given the lack of info she had on it as well as fear of losing her daughter. "Cool, well we might as well get this shit show on the road." Cassie said with a sarcastic tone of voice as she was having a hard time keeping her restlessness and her fears from making her do or say something rash as she and her mother walked back into the Director's office.