Originally posted by silo13
Beyond that: STUDIOUS WHERE ARE YOU?
I'm still here.
My next story thread post awaiting approval is posted below.
(I know it probably doesn't need to be approved before I post it. However I just want to make sure it fits with everyone's plans.
I'll also need the Shapeshifter for one post after this one so please keep him alive and free for a little longer.
Here is a recap of what happened in the story right before the events in the post...
Originally posted by Studious
SS: “They are coming for us…..both of us. Join me, with our combined strength we’ll be able to survive.”
Studious: “I’ll never join you!”
SS: “If you only knew the power that the shadows wield. They never told you what happened to your wife.”
Studious: “I knew enough, they didn’t need to tell me.”
SS: “No, I am your…”
Studious: “NO, NO! That’s not true, that’s impossible!”
Confused the Shapeshifter speaks again “No, I am your only link to the truth.”
Studious pulls his hand up into his sleeve, covering it, and then wipes his forehead with it while giving a sigh of relief.
Shapeshifter: “Studious, you can destroy those who did this. It is your destiny. Join me and together we can avenge those we’ve lost.”
Studious looks at the Shapeshifter’s outstretched hand.
Shapeshifter: “Come with me it is the only way…”
And here is the post...
Studious eyes the room but does not see an easy escape route.
Studious: “You said “they” want to kill us. Whom do you mean?”
The droid that had tried to take Studious’ cane away approaches and in a series of beeps and odd computer noises communicates with the
Shapeshifter: “Apparently a team from your ship.”
Studious: “The Penelope is here?”
Shapeshifter: “That is correct Studious, and a security team is on its way now.”
Studious: “Well if you’ll forgive me for struggling with you, then perhaps we should combine our efforts. Working together we may be able to avoid
Shapeshifter: “I hope so Colonel for your sake. They are not as forgiving as I am.”
The Shapeshifter turns and walks away.
Confused Studious asks “Where are you going?”
Shapeshifter: “I’m going to greet the boarding party.”
Studious: “Is that wise?”
Shapeshifter: “Yes when in disguise.”
The Shapeshifter leaves without saying another word as a confused Studious waits in the strange dark room.
Several minutes later the old man notices the alien, that had saved his life, arriving. Stunned he tries to explain what’s happened when suddenly
the alien transforms back into the Shapeshifter.
Shapeshifter: “The team has arrived.”
The Shapeshifter holds up a vile and says “I believe I have a copy of their leaders DNA.”
Studious: “Captain Luder?”
Shapeshifter: “No. The DNA of the boarding party’s leader. I remember when the Penetrator was controlling him. His name is Nenothtu.”
Studious: “How did you get…wait never mind…What are you going to do with that?”
Shapeshifter: “I’m going to make a duplicate.”
Shapeshifter: “The cocoons of course.”
Studious: “The cocoons, where I found the real NI-7?”
Studious: “Why did you try to kill us after I found them?”
Shapeshifter: “Undoubtedly the question of who created the duplicates would lead them to me. By eliminating them I thought I could prevent the crew
from learning too much about who they really were. But apparently I was too late.”
Studious: “What were those duplicates for?”
Shapeshifter: “You don’t need to know that. And we’re running out of time we need to get to the cocoons and make the duplicate of
Studious: “Why do you need a duplicate of the Chief?”
Shapeshifter: “It’s simple really. The duplicate will attack Ship. This will cause the Yydyrl crew to act against the boarding party and the
Penelope crew will have to respond. With our would-be captors engaging each other we should be able to make our escape.”
Studious: “That’s all I need to know.”
The Old man moves toward the SS and hits him across the face with his cane.
The Shapeshifter stumbles backwards and yells “What are you doing!?
I thought we had a deal!”
Studious: “You really need to pay more attention. I said perhaps
we should combine our efforts.”
Shapeshifter: “You son of…”
The droid in the room starts firing at Studious who ducks behind the bed narrowly avoiding the deadly blasts.
Rather than fighting Studious the Shapeshifter takes off through the door leading to the hallway of the ship.
The Colonel, now lying low, waits for the droid to come closer. As it approaches he lunges and lands on top of it, out of its weapons range. After
hitting the top of the droid with his cane the lid opens slightly, as if it had been opened recently before. Grabbing the opening he pulls the top of
the droid off. The droid starts spinning in a circle as Studious looks inside finding an easily removable structure. He pulls the structure out and
the droid turns off.
The Colonel gets up to chase after the SS but quickly realizes that if he is seen outside he will be detained or killed. He also realizes that the
Shapeshifter on the other hand will be able to move freely by simply blending into his surroundings. Quickly getting an idea the old man looks back at
the hallowed out droid realizing he might be able to blend in as well....
[edit on 28-10-2009 by Studious]