Each day they train, mind and body. Breathing exercises, push-ups. They can feel their time is coming, the time of The Minutemen.
They practice their physical training exercises based on the Way of Kirdu, using nerf battle bats, to practice hitting each other.
Dr. Hensing Nagata, kept saying, "Aim Small, Miss Small. Only aim for perfection in every move. Where the mind wills the body goes."
Day and night, practicing both physical and mental skills. learning the art of silence and weapon-handling, as 7 year-old twins.
Each day is a discovery of new things they can do, by the time of school again, after summer camp, they were the equivalent of master kung fu artists.
So it was both with enthusiasm and interest, they started school again. They felt this would a be different year, a year of purpose and determination.
They got out of the school bus, to elementary school, they saw this bigger boy they recognized as 6th grader, Norton Jawwer. You even breathe the wrong way near him he will gladly pound you for the fun of it. He was picking on a 3rd grader, who had accidentally bumped into, some kid called Elliot or something.
Any ways, their tolerance for evil and injustice had ended when their Uncle Charlie and the 3000 died, no more!
Watches synchronized, and they recited the motto of The Minutemen.
A minute in the past, and a minute to the future, we live as the Minutemen.
Synapses, neurons, muscles, tension flowing to the lungs, as they empower their bodies, and become the elite fighting team The Minutemen.
They come running at the bully, hitting high and low, each twin varying their attacks, they didn't want to kill him, but to lend to him a little fear of God.
Bones broken, and a spirit in fear of justice, they left Norton Jawwer, then straightened their clothes and went on to school.
Each day they saw new victims and bullies, and they refused to be bullied by them, and exercised their free right of justice, to defend in the name of the weak against those who would antagonize them.
There started to be rumors of them in school, that if you needed help or protection that the twins would help to protect or train you to protect yourselves.
To the twins, they just wanted a silent life, so they could do their lives work, and defend the weak from the unjust.
After school, they went to the computers, connected to their guide, The SacroSaint.
The SacroSaint greeted them, "Hello my children, how was today, and are you ready for your evening's lessons?"
Each afternoon and evening after school they would polish their skills and techniques and knowledge. Learning about the histories of the past, and discovering the secrets of what's going on in the world.
And so this went on until they were 13 years old, having spent their childhood, training and practicing as warriors of justice and honor and truth.
Because of the special nutrients that helped to work with synaptic augmentation, they had developed musculature equivalent to a Bruce Lee or The Rock.
They also developed a following, all those who had been victims now wanted to protect themselves, and each had unique skills and abilities.
- Tommy Two-Tone Skinari, he could only sing in two tones, but he was a master of the game of baseball, a junior babe ruth. The Big Bat.
- Stats McGee, he has a deep memory of all kinds of statistical knowledge, plus he just loved data, and analyzing. Data Delver
- Jonny Pistolero, spanish stud, and child of big gang bangers, there was nothing he did not know about weapons, handling, making, buying. Weapon Master
- Melvin Kowalski, he was the classic geek, picked on by all the bullies, but he was a living genius when it came to cybernetics, remote control devices. The Rigger
There were other members, but weren't to be as well known as the first squad. When they had joined The Minutemen, the twins introduced them to the SacroSaint, and began their mental, physical training.
It wasn't as advanced as the twins training, but any training to help them become the elite justice fighting machine, known as The Minutemen.
And Junior High School and new adventures beckoned them.
And the clock ticks on.