Hoping to raise morale in the face of impending war, Akila organizes a spectacular school dance. Cleopatra observes a thief making away with the Sword of Kebechet, and gives chase unsuccessfully. Much to Akila's disappointment the headmaster ends the dance early and sends everyone to the dorms.
Dance; high school; ray gun; space travel; time travel
Dan Conner (color flatting); Kate Carleton (color flatting)
science fiction; teen
Cleopatra; Akila; Brian; Kek; Zaid; Thoth; Ra; students
Cleopatra demonstrates before the class how to avoid booby traps, only to be tripped up after she assumes the exercise was complete. Brian explains results of his research to Akila and Cleopatra. The Egyptian gods may have created the tablets that sent Cleopatra to her far future, where she is prophecized to defeat Octavian. Finding the tablets will give her a way home, but if Octavian finds them first he could send her home on his own.
Antony delivers the Sword to Octavian, barely escapes with his life, and sets off for planet Hykosis. Khensu reveals that his examination indicated that the stolen Sword was not, in fact, an ancient artifact. Khensu guides Cleopatra and her friends as they set off for Hykosis in search of the tablets, but Octavian ambushes them along the way.