"Damn it, Six! We're following that plane, even if I have to pick you up and throw you after it!"

- Kyntak

Saturday, September 26, 2009

Agent Six Fanfiction: Seventh Part

I've been on a roll lately. This will be the last for a few days, because I have to go somewhere

“How are we going to get there?” Kyntak asked, looking around the basement.
“Well, we can’t take a traditional agent vehicle, because then we’ll blow our cover with the Deck when they notice it’s gone.” Six tapped his lycra-covered foot on the ground, thinking. “It’s too far away to run there – we’d just use all our energy getting there.”
“I have it!” Kyntak exclaimed. “Do you still have that motorbike?”
“Yes,” Six said. “Good idea. But we’ll have to go to my house first.”
“It’s alright. Your house isn’t that far away – just east of the square.”
“Let’s go then. We haven’t got much time. ChaoSonic will be closing in on Lerke’s high rise any minute now.”
They arrived at Six’s house in a few minutes. It wasn’t really that far away, thankfully.
Six immediately unlocked the door and disarmed the lasers. They rushed upstairs. A moment later, a motorbike came crashing out of a window.
“That was cool!” Kyntak yelled as he hung on to Six, who was driving the motorbike. “I want to drive next time!”
“Of course it was cool!” Six yelled back. “Motorbikes just are. Have you heard of James Bond?”
Kyntak didn’t have time to reply, because at that moment, Six turned a squeaky left and sped along the road towards their destination.

Friday, September 25, 2009

Agent Six of Hearts Fanfiction: Sixth Part

Rejoice, for the Sixth Part is here! This is becoming really fun to write. I'll take this opportunity to remind you that these are all Jack Heath's characters. Uh, well, except for Nai's clone. But she doesn't have a name. Yet...

“Jack doesn’t know?” Kyntak asked Six the next morning.
“Of course he doesn’t. Remember, this is a secret mission.”
“Right.” The brothers walked side by side down the corridor towards Jack’s office.
Jack popped his head out of the room, cheerful as ever. Kyntak smiled back naturally, but Six’s face remained blank.
“Good Morning,” Jack said. “What can I do for you today?”
“Uh, we’re off on a field mission.” Kyntak said slowly.
“It’s a stealth mission,” Six added.
“How come I wasn’t briefed on this... ‘mission’?”
“Because,” Kyntak said promptly, “It’s secret.”
Six glared at Kyntak. “Wasn’t that the point of it being secret? To not tell any -.”
“Your secret’s safe with me,” Jack interrupted. “And I know you’re a Joker.” He looked pointedly at Kyntak. “Come in.”
“I’ve got some stealth suits in this cupboard, here,” Jack said as he strode toward the big cupboard, Six and Kyntak in tow. He opened the padlocked doors with ease. They swung open, to reveal multiple black full-body suits.
“Ah,” Kyntak commented. “Convenient. Great.” He took one of the suits and went to the change rooms. Six followed suit.
A few minutes later, they came out of the change rooms, wearing their stealth suits.
They were covered head to toe in black material which Kyntak observed was lycra: “Oh no. It’s lycra. This is meant for superman,” he had said, shaking his head. The only part of them not covered was their faces. At this, Six demanded, “Why aren’t our faces covered? That’s the main place they’ll identify us from?”
Jack had responded with, “Just you wait,” and pulled a lever on the wall inside the cupboard. The ceiling inside the cupboard came down to reveal a hidden compartment.
“Cool,” Kyntak breathed, eyes wide. On the new shelf, there were a few shiny black helmets.
“Let me introduce you to our stealth helmets. These helmets have multiple uses. Firstly, they possess a feature that allows the user to cover their faces with projected shadows at any given time and reduce the visibility any security camera has. Secondly, they have a drop down screen that works as night-vision goggles and another screen that works as a flash grenade protector. Finally, they have sensors that will observe the movements in your jaw even if you aren’t speaking loudly and transmit them to the earpiece in your partner’s headset.”
Six lifted two off the shelf. They were surprisingly lightweight. He handed one to Kyntak and donned the other one. The helmet fit snugly around his ears.
Perfect.” Kyntak’s voice came through his headset, nearly making Six jump. He hadn’t heard Kyntak’s actual voice at all.
Six fiddled with the sliding switches at his forehead curiously. His finger switched one of the controls, and a black lens came down over his eyes. The flash grenade protector. This way, I won’t be blinded by a flash grenade if they throw it at me. Useful.
“But wait, there’s more.” Jack fiddled with the cupboard again and pulled another lever. This time, the side wall popped out to reveal a miniature closet. It was long and skinny. Jack opened the lock on the door quickly. He pulled out two long black belts and gave them to Six and Kyntak, who tied them around their waists.
Each belt had a holster, which was filled with an Eagle O1779 Pistol. Six drew his Eagle and looked at it strangely. There appeared to be a big plastic rim around the mouth of the gun. Cautiously, he prodded it for a few seconds. Then he realized what it was.
“A sound muffler,” he guessed.
“Good guess, Six,” Jack replied. “It is, in fact, a muffler. I attached it myself to all the stealth pistols.”
Six re-holstered the pistol. “Thanks. We’d best be leaving now.”
Kyntak was staring at the closet in awe. Six practically had to haul him across the room, out the door. When they were outside, Six knocked Kyntak’s helmet lightly with his fist. Kyntak suddenly came to his senses.
“I didn’t know we had that much cool stuff!” he exclaimed.
Six shook his head in disbelief. “You didn’t? But you’re a Joker!”
“I know,” Kyntak replied. “Jack must’ve made it himself without me knowing. That’s unbelieveable. Well, at least he’s not treacherous.”
“You wanna bet?”

Wednesday, September 23, 2009

Agent Six of Hearts Fanfiction: Fifth Part

After a nice request for it... (I rather liked this section.)

“Kyntak?” Six knocked briskly on the door to Kyntak’s office.
Six heard a sigh from inside the office, then a quick, “Come in.”
The door disarmed itself and Six walked in. Inside, Kyntak was lounging on his chair and typing quickly on the keyboard. Six didn’t get a chance to see what Kyntak was doing, because with lightning reflexes, he closed the application.
Kyntak was wearing the same pair of jeans he wore all the time, and a shirt that said, “I’m distracting you while my friend puts a sign on your back.”
Six read the T-Shirt and self-conciously felt his back.
Kyntak flashed his killer grin, but it didn’t seem to affect Six. “How are you?”
“Great, if only I hadn’t broken my arm.”
“What have you done now?”
Six sighed. Why was everyone asking him the same questions? “Let’s just say that it wasn’t broken in a normal way.”
“Right. And how did it get fixed?”
“Ace,” Six said bluntly.
Kyntak smiled cheekily and winked at Six. “Of course.”
Six looked away. “ So... the mission I went on today was a minute failure. I couldn’t find the clone, because they totally ambushed me with soldiers. We still need to find the clone of us.”
“What? The one-armed-.”
“No, not the one-armed clone,” Six interrupted. “The other clone. Nai’s twin sister.”
Kyntak stared.“Since when did Nai have a twin sister?”
“Ever since Reutini Lerke decided two superhuman bodyguards would be better than one. Fortunately, Lerke hasn’t got access to Chelsea Tridya’s ageing formula, so she has to grow up normally and he’s not going to get an instant assassin like Nai.
“I suppose she’s not a clone of us, but she’s still part of Project Falcon. The rest of the Lab are probably searching for her, seeing as they haven’t been able to get neither me, you or Nai.
“Lerke’s made her himself from Nai’s DNA, I guess. ChaoSonic doesn’t have our DNA now and wants to get it back. You see, ChaoSonic have the ageing formula. If they get that clone, they can get her DNA, and...”
“...make an entire army of us,” Kyntak finished. “What do you want me to do?”
Six looked him straight in the eyes. “Come with me. We’re the only ones who know about this besides King. We have to go back to that facility, find the clone, and take her away from ChaoSonic.”
“It’ll be guarded with ChaoSonic troops, and most probably Nai herself.” Kyntak contemplated the situation.
“But we’ll have the element of surprise,” Six contributed.
“Uh-huh.” Kyntak nodded his head. “I’ll come.”
“Great,” Six said. “I’ll meet you here at 0600 tomorrow. We’ll have to get suited up by Jack.”
“Now, don’t you go taking authority on me, Agent Six of Hearts. I could demote you.” There was a twinkle in Kyntak’s eye.
Six ignored him. “We’ll have to go to Lerke’s most recent hiding place. From the outside, it looks like a regular high-rise, but inside, the security is very tight. No-one actually lives there besides Lerke. I suppose he’ll have Nai’s clone hidden at the top level, because it’ll take us longer to get there. But then again, I was at the top level this morning and didn’t see her.”
“We’ll figure it out tomorrow. Now, go away. I have a lunch to attend.” Kyntak’s voice was tauntingly fake.
On a whim, Six decided to imitate his fake pompous attitude. “I shall, O great one.”
Kyntak dropped his fake mask and stared at Six. “I never thought you’d actually go along with that.”
Six smiled. “Neither did I.”

Monday, September 21, 2009

Agent Six of Hearts Fanfiction: Fourth Part

Easier said than done. This one's a bit short, but it's a plot twist.

Six walked out of Ace’s clinic, his arm as good as new. He took the corridor to the elevator.
The elevator was empty. What a change, Six thought dryly.
Beep. The elevator’s doors opened to a scowling King of Hearts.
“Six! I was looking for you. Where have you been hiding?”
Now it was Six’s turn to scowl back. “Hiding? I’ve been on a perilous mission to try and find the other clone they’ve made of me and Kyntak! And I broke my arm!”
King stopped scowling and looked with concern at Six. “What did you do this time?”
“I jumped off a fifteen story building and grabbed a railing,” Six said flatly.
King shook his head. “Did you find the other clone?”
“No. Turns out, it was a trap. Lerke and his soldiers were waiting for me. It was a narrow escape.”
“Well, you still need to find that clone and make sure it stays out of ChaoSonic’s hands. We don’t want them to make an entire army of super humans like you, do we?”
Six thought for a moment, then said, “I’ll ask Kyntak and see if we can go together. It’ll be easier, and much less dangerous.” With that, he turned on his heels and headed to Kyntak’s office.

Puzzle Pieces

We think we may have found a major piece of information regarding Six's...predicament. Scout commented : Heyya guys, just something I happened to pick up on; on Jack Heath's website, the character profile for Ace says "But the people you know can rest assured that if they get shot in the head, you'll be there to keep them alive and dig out the bullet without erasing any childhood memories."
Anyone else thinking something along the lines of what I'm thinking?

So Ace is supposed to come and save Six. But how? When would she have to be there?

I think Six... had his predicament... when Young Six was leaving King's house and had said goodbye to Ace. So Ace might have instinctively gone looking for him or something.(My ideas are lame. Someone have a better idea?)

Sunday, September 20, 2009

Next Jack Heath Book, Hints!

Just recently, on Twitter, followjackheath tweeted:

"[Jack Heath] isn't sure what you say when a thief who pretends to have supernatural powers is hunting you. But he has a deadline to figure it out."

This suggests that the next book has someone in it being hunted by a thief who pretends to have supernatural powers.

Hints we've gathered about the new book:
1. Coming out in 2010 (Because he does one a year) and possibly August.(Because that's when the last one came out.)
2. It includes a theif who pretends to have supernatural powers.
3. It's called Hit List(at the moment) and it's centering around Ashley and Benjamin from Money Run. (We know this because it says:

William: Working on anything new at the moment?

Jack: Ashley and Benjamin’s next in-over-their-heads adventure. It’s called Hit List, but that may change.

And this was on a 'blurb it' website.)

Uh, Jack Heath, this is reminding me of Matthew Reilly's Scarecrow already. Just, whatever you do, CUT THE GUILLOTINES! (Pun Intended. :D)

Comments on Reviews


I have some comments on a review that Zoe kindly informed me of. Some very interesting comments. Click here for the review.

Alrighty, here are some quotes from both Jack Heath and the writer of this Third Transmission Review, and my comments in italics.

"...and what will come of Six’s growing closeness to gorgeous agent Ace of Diamonds?"
Thankfully, maybe something that Scout discovered.

"...and the acrimony from [Six's] sister Nai continues to haunt him."
Haunt him? Major understatement...

"...plot weaving of Third Transmission."
That was my phrase! Oh, nevermind...

"...intently feel the crushing devastation on his characters’ hearts."

"...Agent Six, already has his own fan club."
Who, me/us? :D

"Agent Six, even has his own fan club website...[This] is something that will no doubt propel Heath to write subsequent Agent Six novels."
Yes, we shall propel him. Alot. :D

"No matter how hard the lives of my readers might feel, Agent Six’s life is harder, so the comparison cheers them up.” (Jack Heath)
Life? What life? *sigh*

"I am keen to see what Jack Heath will pen next."
Not an Agent Six book, for your information. Apparently it's a sequel to Money Run.

"I, for one, am queuing for the next Six adventure.
Hurry up, Jack."
Yes, hurry up. Please.

Saturday, September 19, 2009

More Uncanny Relations...

PICTURE CAPTION: A supposed picture of young Shane Schofield, compared with Six. See the similarities? No? Oh well.

Why are there so many famous people that just happen to be the same height as Six??

I don't know. Maybe it was Jack Heath's master plan.

Latest One: Shane 'Scarecrow' Schofield from Matthew Reilly's Ice Station, Area 7, Scarecrow and Hell Island.

1. Schofield and Six are the same height (178 cm / 5 foot 10).
2. Schofield and Six both have black hair.
3. Schofield and Six both have blue eyes. (Please clarify. This was on the 'Eyes Debate' and I'm still kind of confused.)
4. Schofield and Six are both super cool.
5. Schofield and Six are both in action books.


6. Schofield and Six both have/had girlfriends with blonde hair.
(Key word: had...)

Friday, September 4, 2009

Realisations, Jack Heath Version.

On Jack Heath's blog, he recorded the speech he used for the grand opening of Third Transmission, at the parties in Canberra and Sydney. (Did anyone go? I didn't get to...) I found this comment...interesting. (MAY CONTAIN TRIGGERS FOR THIRD TRANSMISSION!!!!)

The Lab was about was about isolation as an impediment to accomplishment, or, to put it in uni drop-out terms, how it's tough to get anything done by yourself. Remote Control was about how your actions count for more than your intentions. Third Transmission is about how life isn't characterised by happy endings, but by the journey, filled with the people you help along the way, and the people who help you.

And now I shall change it to be more relevant, with my...insights into the actual reasons. (SPOILERS FOR ALL THE AGENT SIX OF HEARTS BOOKS.)
The Lab was about was about isolation as an impediment to accomplishment, or, to put it in uni drop-out terms, how it's tough to get anything done by yourself. Basically: Six making frinds with Kyntak, and becoming friendlier with other agents (eg. Two of Hearts)and learning to work together with them to save the City and not be grumpy like he is at the beginning of the book. Remote Control was about how your actions count for more than your intentions. Six intended to save Kyntak, but was thinking about ditching him inside. Third Transmission is about how life isn't characterised by happy endings, but by the journey, filled with the people you help along the way, and the people who help you. This one will make me cry... right, so there wasn't a happy ending, but there was a big journey (going back in time and forward in time again), filled with people he helped (Young Six, Harry the Robot, Queen of Spades - Ace's Mum) and the people who helped him.( King, Kyntak, Ace, Ace, Ace...) and, shall I add, the people who hindered him... (Nai, Vanish, Reutini Lerke, Chaosonic)