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posted on Jun, 9 2009 @ 05:23 PM
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Everything was a bright white. Everywhere.

“Was that worth it?” A menacing male voice asked.

“YES!”

“You failed. Do you still think it was worth it?” The voice sneered.

Studious: “I tried and as long as he is alive, I will continue to try.”

“He saved your life.”

Studious: “Does that erase his crimes? NO! It was a grave mistake we trusted him last time. We gave him three chances. We cannot afford to give him another.”

“We?”

Studious: “The crew.”

“You think they will believe you? Did they believe you last time?”

Studious: “No one understands, they weren’t in that first dropship. They didn’t watch men die in front of them. No they sat safely behind their consoles and thick armor plating. Now I’ve seen it happen again. Good men dying in front of me in these God D### tin cans!”

“It’s so simple, he hurt you so you’re going to hurt him back.”

Studious: “You don’t understand at all do you. You really think this is about me?” His eyes water.

“Ah, you think with all those dead another person must be grieving as you once did. You wish someone had done something like this before your wife…”

Studious: “THAT’S ENOUGH!”

“But that’s it isn’t it? You think you’re saving someone from the pain you’ve endured.”

the voice continued.

“Is that why you’ve never gotten close with anyone since then? You fear you’ll only lose them like you’ve lost eveyon…”

Studious: “The only people that have ever gotten ‘close’ to me since………are the people who are watching me.”

Studious eyes suddenly open. He still only see's white. Then realizes it's a medical closet. His eyes brighten. He has an idea and takes the ID badge he was given at LagrangeTWO by the medical staff shortly after the Nimitz incident.

“What are you doing?”

Studious: “He’s more machine than man now.”

“So what, are you going to do kill him?”

Studious: “I will do what I must.”

After fumbling with it for a few moments put the two wires together. Luckily his fingers were numb from frostbite as it burned. The transmitter sprung to life with a quiet beep. On a secured line it transmit’s his coordinates and audio.

Studious: “My coordinates should be displayed on your sensors. That alien ship out there is the one behind the mind control. Check their transmitters you will see that they were behind that quantum tunneling. Seeker has gone rogue again…….he has killed five more of our people.

he continued.

"Destroy this ship.......Don’t let him kill anyone else...Luder blow up the D### ship!........ NOW!”

[edit on 9-6-2009 by Studious]

[edit on 9-6-2009 by Studious]




posted on Jun, 9 2009 @ 05:34 PM
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Badger sat and stared at empty space where a ship had been just a few seconds before. He was still trying to wrap his brain around what his eyes had just seen.
After a few seconds of silence the comms crackled to life.

“Rebar to Badger.”

“Badger.”

“Uh, Sir, did you see that?”

“I sure saw something.” Badger said. “I’m not sure what it was though.”
“Frog, you see that?”

“Rodger that. It looked like one of them retrieved the other and got back on the ship.”

“You boys get an ID while they were there?” asked Badger.

“No Sir. replied Rebar. It looked like one of them was pitch black, like he was painted.”

“Supercat? Supercat, what did you see?” said Badger.

“I don’t know sir, but it scared the hell out of me.”

Badger asked “Any sign of them? I’ve lost the signature.”

“No Sir.” replied Frog. “Gone.”

“Well this is just dandy.” said badger. “Mystery ships and flying monkeys.”
“Ok gents. Keep an eye peeled and continue sweeps.
Badger to Evac, return to Penelope. Remain on alert until notified.”

Badger sighed.
“Badger to Neno, we lost them.”


After a few moments Badger heard a transmission from a secured tactical channel.




Originally posted by Studious



“My coordinates should be displayed on your sensors. Seeker has gone rogue again…….he has killed five more of our people.

he continued.

"Destroy this ship.......Don’t let him kill anyone else...Luder blow up the D### ship!........ NOW!”

[edit on 9-6-2009 by Studious]


Badger had the transmitted location on his targeting screen. He hit thrusters and turned onto an attack vector. The signal was stationary. He armed missiles and prepared to lock on.

He transmitted an open message.
“Badger to command. I assume you got that message. He’s a danger to the ship. Locked on to the signal and armed. Will have firing solution in seconds. Will fire in fifteen seconds if I don’t hear a reply. Neno? Luder?”
The targeting pips on his screen went green.
“Ten seconds. Ready to fire. Gimme an answer!”
He flipped the firing trigger cap up and put his finger on the button.
“Five seconds, last chance.”

Badger began to squeeze the firing button. Just a split second before he squeezed the targeting pips on his screen went red and the signal disappeared.
The target was gone.




[edit on 9-6-2009 by badgerprints]

[edit on 9-6-2009 by badgerprints]



posted on Jun, 9 2009 @ 06:12 PM
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"Cap'n Luder, you're clear to land in the starboard side docking bays. we have a cloaked dropship containing Asher, Studious, an an unknown number of possible hostiles that I'm routing to the port side, and sending a reception party to greet them. That's the reason for the fighter activity you see. I'll route escorts to both vessels to see you home, and prevent unpleasantness. Nenothtu out"

Luder pulled the throttle open all the way and the shuttle rocketed forward, toward the Penelope's Starboard side. Luder could see the viewports and running lights adorning the sides of the vessels and could even see crew moving about in a couple of the larger observation decks.

"Neno to Captain Luder. Fire up them afterburners and come on home! I need a break and a beer. nenothtu out." The old security chief made Luder laugh. Little did he know, Luder had something in store for him and a few others when he was back on ship.

Suddenly, the shuttle's channel lit up with a new message:

“Badger to command. I assume you got that message. He’s a danger to the ship. Locked on to the signal and armed. Will have firing solution in seconds. Will fire in fifteen seconds if I don’t hear a reply. Neno? Luder?”

“Ten seconds. Ready to fire. Gimme an answer!”

“Five seconds, last chance.”


Luder punched the button and spoke.

"Who the hell is this? Secondly - who's in danger? Finally - I'm "Captain" Luder" Luder waited for the response as the shuttle entered the bay.

The bay was a flurry of activity. Pilots were moving about, technicians and flight crews were getting ships prepared for what looked like a combat. The shuttle touched down and Luder watched as several of neno's security boys headed over armed with menacing rifles and helmets. Luder stepped out of the shuttle and transferred comms to his personal device.

"Sir! We are here to escort the ambassadors to their rooms."

"Good, good. Be sure to take them to separate decks, for Christ's sake. I think I need a stiff drink after that flight." Luder watched as the precession moved off toward the lift tubes. Luder turned to Commander Jackson and smiled.

"Shall we?"

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The command center was also abuzz with activity. The sounds of the deployed pilots' voices could be heard crackling through the comm relays and it seemed they were attempting to engage.... something. Luder walked over to the command station and clapped neno on the back.

"What's the situation?" Before Neno could speak, the computer spoke.

"Captain Luder. There are 3,410 messages from deep space relay 12-A9 on the Priority 1 UEF Secure Net channel. Shall they be played at this time?"

Luder's jaw dropped.

"No. Absolutely not. As a matter of fact, delete all but the last 100 and I'll take them in my conference room. Neno, who is "Badger" and what is he doing out there? He's a pilot, I'm assuming - right?"



posted on Jun, 9 2009 @ 06:42 PM
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Asher picked up the outgoing transmission from Studious instantly.



Moments later, the communications array patched into the local com net between the fighters nearby. Some hot shot was preparing to open fire on him, despite the fact that no weapons were armed and that he was holding position.

All they needed right now was a hotshot pilot to turn this into a brawl. Asher could hardly imagine how this would be received on the bridge. Confusing would certainly be an understatement.

With a command, the flight seat strapped Asher in tight and he ordered a maximum acceleration evasive maneuver. The ship's heavily modified drives punched him back into his seat in an 8-G dive/roll.

Sudden pain shot through Asher's chest as one of his cracked ribs fractured and punctured his left lung.

Following the evasive action, Asher powered up the dropship's stealth systems and deactivated the engines, dropping him from passive and active scans for the time being.

Slowly, he unbuckled the seat straps as a small trickle of blood ran out of the corner of his mouth. A strange cold feeling was beginning to infiltrate his lung and rib area as he stood.

With a thought, Asher jammed outgoing transmissions, effectively routing all comm traffic through his neural net first.

Asher opened a broadcast into the medical cabinet.

"Studious. How long have you been a sleeper agent for NI? I assume that's why you are trying so hard to have me killed, even at the expense of your own life. Only a well trained sleeper agent would do that, or someone completely insane. You had better start explaining yourself before I put you back in the vacuum that I pulled you out of!"

During the interim, he was composing a message to all objects in local space, fighters and Penelope included.

[I am an unarmed, non-hostile, vessel. Aggressions against such a vessel are in direct contradiction of UEF Naval Code 437-C.2. Studious is either a sleeper agent for Naval Intelligence or mentally impaired. Attached to this message is all the unaltered data from this ship. Included is the data from the NI incursion into the Yydryl, including mission directives. You will see that Studious is with them, and that all that I have stated thus far is truth. Honestly, if I was a rogue machine, would I have gone through the effort of saving the Colonel?]

[By all evidence present, I must assume that the Penelope has been compromised by agents of Naval Intelligence. No captain would order his fighters to fire upon a non-hostile target.]

[Nenothtu... Is that really you at the bridge? What's going on, Sir?]

Asher put extra emphasis on the Sir. He had observed the SCO's behavior while he was plugged into the Penelope's network and remembered that Neno despised being referred to as 'sir'.



posted on Jun, 9 2009 @ 07:03 PM
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Originally posted by SeekerOfAUTMN
"Studious. How long have you been a sleeper agent for NI? I assume that's why you are trying so hard to have me killed, even at the expense of your own life. Only a well trained sleeper agent would do that, or someone completely insane. You had better start explaining yourself before I put you back in the vacuum that I pulled you out of!"


"Any soldier may be called insane for being willing to die to protect someone else. But remember their is no greater love than to lay down one's life for another."

"But you couldn't possibly understand that concept anymore. After all you've allowed yourself to be turned into a machine. Piece by piece you surrendered your freedoms.........and now it's too late."


"NI hates men like me. One's that reject their methods. One's that disobey orders."

"Because they hate men like me they made men into machines. One's that accepted their methods because it was regulation. One's that would blindly, coldly obey."

"The enemy in that alien ship are no better, they are behind the mind control. They found a biological way to turn men into tools. NI found a mechanical way. I hate them both for it."

"We tried to save you from them and five men were killed because of it. And for what? So some machine can kill again!"

"You may call me crazy for being willing to die to stop you. I call it honor."

Studious message continued to broadcast from the ID badge as it is not even part of the ship and is thus not part of a system compromised by Seeker.

[edit on 9-6-2009 by Studious]



posted on Jun, 9 2009 @ 07:45 PM
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Apparently Adilaris had forgotten his new found abilities with the ship. Instead of waiting for the crew to arrive he would simply find them by detecting their signatures.

A handy little thing the Yydryl was capable of.

Scanning all parts of the ship, there were but a few signatures that were un-important. However, one in particular did intrigue him.

"Yydryl, what are standing orders for the one they call Ensign Swarg?"

"The last orders received were from Cim, he was directed to take control of bridge and stand watch to make sure the intruders were not meddling with things. According to recent logs, the damage to myself and security footage, he's done a miserable job."

"This I will deal with now."

Calling astral energy within himself, he located the exact coordinates of Ensign Swar, and swung his arm forward. A bright flash of light later, and Ensign stood in front of him, mouth full of food, with a bewildered look on his face.

"You are the one they left in charge?"

Ensign looked down at the floor.

"When I speak you shall answer." Perhaps a firm hand was needed with this one.

"I got hungry Sir...The lounge wasn't that far away, I though it would only take a second."

"You were placed in charge of the most advanced piece of bio-technology ever conceived, and you decided to take a break? After we were attacked? The ship damaged? AND most of the crew MIA?"

"Yes" He muttered under his breath.

"Well then, since you are incapable of following order promptly, I will give you a simple task. You shall be my eyes and ears with other members on this ship. You are not to tell them of this conversation. You will collect vital information. Since they know you, they might be more inclined to give you what I need."

He reached out and placed a hand on his should. Ensign's face distorted a little as the nanites began fusing with the back of his neck.

"Do not move, this will hurt. You are being given a great gift. A piece of lost technology. This device has now linked your mind with my own. I can see your thoughts, see everything through you eyes."

As Adilaris removed his hand from Ensign's shoulder, he immediatly shot up his hand to feel the back of his neck. He seemed surprised to find there was no device, no mark, not even a discoloration in the tissue.

" This is not something you can remove, it's been made a part of you. The nanites will do the work as I ask them too. If you attempt in any way to tamper with it, your life will end abruptly."

"You really don't take no for an answer do you?" Ensign said with a smile.

"No, I don't do well with no. I am not a totalitarian however, I simply come from a long lineage of beings that above all else, stayed the course, followed directives and never lost sight of the goal. I expect you to now do the same".

As he motioned for him to leave the bridge and be on his way, Ensign stopped and looked back.

"For a man who takes all the control, you don't have a name?"

"I am no man", Adilaris said as he lowered his coat to reveal his true face. Ensign took one look, vomitted and ran out.

"It's Adilaris by the way" It had always been fun to make the peons squirm.

"Yydryl, suspend all docking sequences and shut down the cargo bay. No ship is to be allowed to dock until scans are done and I know everything about them."

"The returning crew might not like this Adilaris."

"It matters not, they should have stayed on their ship if they prized it so much, I shall make the decisions for the time being. I will not put up with any more "incidents" while I still have mysteries to unravel. Engage cloaking and set scanners to one light year range."

"Done, anything else?"

"Yes, I noticed an impressive collection of music within your archives, I would like to hear some Pink Floyd."

As the album entitled The Wall began to play, Adilaris eased into the captain's chair and for the first time in a long time, fell into a Astral Walk which was much deserved and much needed.

"Thank You Cim, just what I needed"



posted on Jun, 9 2009 @ 07:51 PM
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Asher listened to Studious' reply intently. The next few moments would determine if the Colonel was simply mislead or if Asher would have to throw him out the airlock.

Unknown to Asher, Studious continued to broadcast.

"Colonel, I'm not sure how much of this you will understand, but I'm going to say it anyway. Afterwards, I'm going to put you in a chemical coma and let a ranking officer sort it out.

"You follow NI's orders to the T my friend. They told you to join them aboard this very ship and you did so. Did you inform a ranking officer? Evidently not, therefore I can only assume that you knew beforehand that your actions would be considered wrong.

"Who is the mindless tool now Studious? You followed every order they gave you, and because of your hatred of me, I suspect that you would have even put your sidearm to my head and pulled they trigger had they asked.

"They hate men like you because you disobey orders, Colonel? You facilitated NI-7 every step of the way, blindly doing as you were told, and worst of all, you don't even realize it.

"Those aliens aboard the Yydryl pulled me from the vacuum and spared my life. They healed my wounds and treated me well. They didn't have to, but they did. Why would they do this if they were ruthless, man eating, mind controlling freaks that NI claims them to be? Did you see evidence of mind control? Did you watch them feast on human flesh?

"You see, Studious, NI is very good at turning men into pawns. You abandoned your Captain, your ship, and your crew to attack a non-hostile alien craft with a team of heavily armed commandos.

"Who's the mindless machine now, Colonel Studious? Think about that while you dream."


Without another word, Asher ordered the medical cabinet to induce a chemical coma in its patient until unlocked by either Captain Luder of Security Chief Nenothtu.

Asher wasn't taking any more chances.

Sadly, he sat back down in the cockpit chair. Maybe he hadn't changed as much as he had thought. He was mentally free for the first time in a decade, but even that hadn't stopped the killing. NI would fight him and he would fight back until either he was dead or NI gave up.

All he wanted was to be human for the rest of his life, free from the slavery of NI and free from the killing that resulted.

Asher put his head in his hands and waited for a response from a superior.



posted on Jun, 9 2009 @ 07:58 PM
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Just before Studious was put out he told Seeker

“You say the aliens rescued you, that they treated you well. I’d say we tried to do the exact same thing. Yet it doesn’t seem that you killed any of the aliens. You only killed these men and you have the audacity to tell me that I’m the one crazed with revenge.”

“You must have killed them out of revenge because after all, had these men shown you any aggression?”...He motions to the burnt unrecognizable bodies…. “We risked our lives, one of them Ford died, trying to rescue you. Does that sound like the cruel sadistic masters you make them out to be?”

“I’m no machine. I would have tried to rescue you with or without NI. With or without the Captain. Because when I saw you risk your life and destroy the N-bombs, I believed there might be some humanity left in you......I was wrong."

“Yes I helped them. But, was what they doing even wrong? If it was, I would have stopped them. I would have killed them. In fact I told Ack…one of them….that.”

"If you still think me a mindless tool so be it. But my action was to rescue a comrade.......Yours was to kill."

“So the machine has and will always be you Seeker. Luckily for you machines don’t need to sleep, because I don’t know how you could, knowing the things you’ve done.”

The Colonel fell into a peaceful sleep.

[edit on 10-6-2009 by Studious]



posted on Jun, 9 2009 @ 08:27 PM
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Another, unspecified comm channel opened up, with colonel Studious on the other end.


Originally posted by Studious

Studious: “My coordinates should be displayed on your sensors. That alien ship out there is the one behind the mind control. Check their transmitters you will see that they were behind that quantum tunneling. Seeker has gone rogue again…….he has killed five more of our people.

he continued.

"Destroy this ship.......Don’t let him kill anyone else...Luder blow up the D### ship!........ NOW!”



This day was just getting betterer and betterer. neno breifly wondered if nerve pills could be had in 55 gallon drums.


Originally posted by badgerprints

“Badger to command. I assume you got that message. He’s a danger to the ship. Locked on to the signal and armed. Will have firing solution in seconds. Will fire in fifteen seconds if I don’t hear a reply. Neno? Luder?”
The targeting pips on his screen went green.
“Ten seconds. Ready to fire. Gimme an answer!”
He flipped the firing trigger cap up and put his finger on the button.
“Five seconds, last chance.”


Nenothtu was stunned, and not a little confused.

"Cease fire! Cease fire! we aren't killin' anyone that doesn't DESPERATELY need killin'! If they uncloak and open up on us, by all means turn 'em into a thermic mist. Anything short of that, there's gonna be BIG trouble. Colonel Studious is - scratch that, WAS - in command of the marine contingent, not the fighter wings. You don't take orders from him any more than I do! nenothtu out"

Then:

"Colonel Studious - I sincerely hope you aren't in your right mind. NI IS THE ENEMY. Don't make yourself one as well. Asher acted in self-defense, as far as I'm concerned, pending review. Speaking of reviews, your actions have earned you a Captain's Mast upon your return. You'd best get yourself ready for that, and let those qualified hand out the justice. nenothtu out."

Presently, Captain Luder appeared on the bridge, causing chief nenothtu to nearly pass out from relief.


Originally posted by mf_luder
Neno, who is "Badger" and what is he doing out there? He's a pilot, I'm assuming - right?"


"Cap'n, you ARE the purtiest thing I've seen all day! Don't expect a kiss, though, I'm WAY too dry for it! Badger - MAJOR - Badger, is the new flight wing commander, pending your approval. All the communications about the whole situation have been logged for your review. Got any rum stashed aboard? Or should I break into my private stock of home-made?"

Nenothtu was only HALF kidding about the alcohol, but it didn't matter at that point. Somehow, the bridge crew has become privy to an eavesdrop of the conversation going on between Asher and Studious.

Neno listened in rapt attention to the exchange.



posted on Jun, 10 2009 @ 12:08 AM
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Badger heard Neno’s reply transmission. “Cease Fire.” It came too late but no matter. The ship was gone from his scope.
The Captain had responded too but only to complain about being addressed without rank.
Now they were all stirred up and would likely not see why he had been so ready to fire on the cloaked ship.

They hadn’t seen that inhuman thing jumping around in a vacuum from ship to ship like some kind of comic book demon. They hadn’t seen the bloody remains of the dead in that hatchway. They didn’t know what could have done these things. The final straw was a man who was willing to lay down his own life to stop the murdering thing.

Badger didn’t know exactly what was going on around this freak show but he did know one thing. He’d screwed up big time. He should never have waited. He should have fired. Now a monster was going to be loose on the Penelope. Badger would lay odds that a lot more people would die because of it. Badger had seen the bad side of things enough to know that the Penelope was heading for blood and the powers that be would spend their time being touchy feely about things while their people died. He’d seen it before.

“The hell with it.” Badger said to no one but himself. “I’d rather peel potatoes than deal with this flying circus.”

Badger headed for the Penelope and let Charlie flight continue the patrol.



posted on Jun, 10 2009 @ 02:15 AM
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Waiting outside of CindyMars quarters my ears slammed shut in pain over the annoying blare of a manual triggered emergency broadcast .

Warning! Emergency systems taking effect. Advising all crew members to return to their stations for status checks. Warning! Emergency systems taking effect. Advising all crew members to return to their stations for status checks.

Not wanting to miss CindyMars I remained outside her door, if anything we could go to the bridge together.

Before the warning system finished it’s rhetoric the pendant resting at my chest hummed softly, Ships voice tapping gently at the corners of my conscious.

“I am. Do not forget this Silo. Your precious U-Mans have free will, they knew the risk they took harming me, taking life on the Yydryl. I tell you I’d of not let them burn, though if they suffered after I allowed them to leave is another matter. Let bitterness leave you Silo.”

Ships words washed over me like a balm and as she continued I took heart where I’d recently lost hope.

“Stay with CindyMars. My request of you stands. Go to Earth and collect all specimens required, return to me soon. I'll have healed and will be ready for the life you’ll bring back.”

“Thank you Ship.” The words would have sounded trite if Ship hadn’t been able to read the soul felt emotion behind the simple overused phrase.

“Silo, you’ve studied hard and now your real work begins. Enjoy yourself while you can.”

“And the override, the emergency broadcast?” I asked.

“Pay it no mind, a new arrival to the Yydryl attempted to integrate with my Being. I’ve allowed him 'in' while I finish healing, or at least I let him think so.“ Ship chuckled gently. “Now go Silo, everything here is as it should be...And little Silo, be well.”

Ships left me calm and centered but missing her and Carpet before I’d even left.
Regardless, I'd a job to do and planned on doing it well no matter the personal sacrifice.

And I was going to Earth!

Tendrils of fibers curled over my ankles in a caress that said more than goodbye, and more than come back soon.

Ships headband limiting our interaction to a minimum Carpet and I exchanged stinted salutations.

“A good trip to you ATS Silo.“

“Thank you Carpet your well wishes are appreciated.“

And I’ll be coming home soon I continued, knowing Carpet heard the unspoken promise in his heart.

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posted on Jun, 10 2009 @ 03:15 AM
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All senior staff please report to the bridge asap for a briefing. All senior staff. Bring Studious too - but be sure he is bound. I am specifically looking for the following personnel: Neno, Slayer, Badger, Studious and Asher. Luder out.

[edit on 10-6-2009 by mf_luder]



posted on Jun, 10 2009 @ 10:26 AM
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Still in the Ditch (The hideout)

Myth rested, allowing his mind to travel from person to person. A floating mind, soaking in infromation like a sponge. But one person in particular was intriguing Myth. A man that was further down, he wasn't all man from what Myth had heard in his mind. He was part Pluxy (A pointed ear, grey humonoid creature, with a rather long tail. Apparently, this man was speaking to the Yydryl. Myth just listened as the conversation kept going on and on about fixing and commanding. But then something happened, Myth heard that the Yydryl was not going to dock. He had heard that it just in reaches of earth however. Myth woke up, he began to panic. He followed his thoughts to where the Pluxy was and sure enough he was there.

"Are you the one that was listening?" The Pluxy asked, insisting that Myth continued to stand.

"Yes, I am. How are you talking to the Yydryl?" Myth asked.

"I can communicate with any organic object, I have talked to the Yydryl for sometime. However, I do not mean to be rude, but you better hurry up and get on the Yydryl. Nows your only chance, she will be leaving soon, when her crew is finsihed in the 'past' earth." The Pluxy said, 'You better get a ship!"

Myth began to think, how was he going to get into space? Seriously. He was a space pirate no one would allow him on a ship. He exited the Ditch and stopped to think.

Myth looked around, thinking and thinking and then it hit him. The Fleet Justice ship. The one the Bounty Hunters were planning to take over and head into space. Thats what he would do, he would commondere the ship and head toward the Yydryl. But first he needed the Bounty Hunters to get rid of the crew and then he would eliminate the bounty hunters and take over.

Myth had the plan all he needed was execution to take place without hazard.

Myth headed toward the Fleet Justice Ship, it was at a different dock. This particular dock was not a dock for cheap ships, only the most elegant of ships and power. After about twenty minutes of walking, he made it.

Myth headed toward the Fleet Justice Ship, he could see one of the bounty hunters standing outside the ship. He knew that he had better hurry. So he walked quickly over to the ship and was about to board it and the bounty hunter stopped him.

Myth new this was not the time to be nice, this was the time to take contro of the situation and get back to space, a place of freedom.

"I have business here." Myth said, trying to pass again.

The bounty hunter stopped him, "Turn yourself around and leave."

The bounty hunter began to reach for his stick that was strapped to his waist. Myth pulled out his gun and fired, the bounty hunter fell. This caught the attention of the security guards, who began to run toward him. Myth quickly boarded and closed the entranced. Now for the other two Bounty hunters inside.

Myth onced again focused and heard them, right around the corner waiting for him, it was time to turn the tables. Myth drew his gun and turned the corner not even aiming just shooting, two bodies fell. Myth continued down to the control station. He opened the door and enetered, he sat down and put his hand on the control panel and then he felt a stinging in his hand and a screen popped up saying that it was an unauthoerized user and that the authorities have been notified.

"Damnit!" Myth said, pounding the control panel. He looked underneath the panel pulled the gear to make it go and then switched the ignition on. He stood up and took the sword waving it over the floor looking for a glowing power supply. Sure enough he found it, he opened the floor and switched the power supply to the control panel. Then the ship roared and it was time to fly.

The gurads on the outside were trying to get in, but they couldn't. Myth turned the touch screen scanner and then pushed the control panel up. And the ship lifted up. He headed out to space.

But it was not over. Soon enough he was rammed before exiting the atmosphere and would you believe it? It was that damned ship the SS Continental, the new Anti-Pirate Brigade ship. They should have let him on and now it was time to go.

He accelrated, but the ship was rammed again, he lost control and nose dived but regained the controls and accidently fired upon the SS Continental. Myth lowered his head..

"Wondeful." He muttered, this was going to get crazy.

He turned on the rear burners and accelerated. He reached space. Not the way Myth wanted to do it, but finally he was back. The SS Continental told him to stop where he was or they would fire upon him and blow him out of the sky.

Myth calculated the systems search engines to locate an organic ship. Suddenly a beeo occured and Myth could see a faint object far away in another galaxy on the moniter, that could be only one ship, the Yydryl. Myth accelerated, but was fired upon by the SS Continental. The emergency lights came on, fire in halls 2 and 3. Oxygen loss in compartents 7 and 9. This was getting to wild for him. He could no longer accelerate.

"Damnit.. come on." Myth said, as he turned off the oxygen everywhere and sent it to the control room. Now Myth would have plenty of Oxygen. There was one problem, the ship was being rammed again. Myth focused and could hear soimething, he heard a man speaking to ship. He focused even more and recognized the voice, it was that Pluxy, but he wasn't talking to Yydryl anymore he was talking to the SS Continental (after all it was the first organic Anti Pirate ship).

Myth turned around heading the other way, to confuse the Continental and then it stopped. The Continental did not move, instead it just sat there. Myth focused on a man that he knew was on the ship and apparently, they were trying to get things working again, but to no avail. Myth turned back around and headed to the Yydryl. The SS Continental just sat there. Myth said thank you in his head, it was a much necessary thank you. The Pluxy didn't have to help him, but he did. One thing was for certain, Myth would pay back the favor soon....

Myth approached the Yydryl, as the Yydryl fired upon him.

Myth swerved.

"COME ON! I thought the Pluxy told you I was coming." Myth looked for the transmitter.

He found it under his seat and began to broadcast to the Yydry.

"Yydryl captain and crew. I come in peace and as a friend. Let me on!" Myth swerved again as three canons fired upon him.

One blast hit him. Myth looked closey and saw a way in, he saw the open boarding door. Someone must have left and someone forgot to close the door.

Myth knew this was it, his last chance. If he could get on here, he would be able to negotiate, like the old days. He knew that if he could just get on he could convince them to keep him on as a member or he would have no choice to do something unthinkable.

Myth pushed all the Ships energy in its rear thrusters and 20% in the front thrusters. He fired on the rear and shot forward, he then accelerated using the front thrusters and was shot 4 more times, but was able to make it onto the ship.

He was on the Yydryl. Myth was hurt through, a piece of glass had pierced his shoulder and exited the back. He whinced in pain. He had to get out of the ship. In pain Myth moved to the door and opened it.

Myth headed toward the exit, now there was a giant hole in the back of the ship where Myth could jump down from. He whinced in pain jumping down. He saw no one behind him, but turning around there were beings aiming pistols at him.

Myth was contemplating on drawing his weapon, but didn't.

With a deep breath and blood dripping from his arm to the Yydryl floor. Myth spoke.

"Where is the Captain?"

[edit on Jun 10th 2009 by TheMythLives]



posted on Jun, 10 2009 @ 11:42 AM
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"Warning! Emergency systems taking effect. Advising all crew members to return to their stations for status checks. Warning! Emergency systems taking effect. Advising all crew members to return to their stations for status checks."


Cim wonders what her new friend Adilaris is up to. However ATS Silo is at her door.

"Members of the Yydryl. My name is Adilaris. I have commanderd your vessel and control all aspects of it. My intentions are friendly. I am here to aid you in your mission and de-construct as well as record to events taking place. Please return to the bridge for a full briefing."


“Well” she thinks to herself, “he knows Silo and I are leaving.” She says aloud “Ship open door please” The door opens and Silo is standing there looking excited, confused, befuddled and a whole range of emotions. Cim chuckles, “Come in Silo, come in, Are you ready to go? the message, he Silo rigorously shakes her head yes.

“Ok well, I am a DTST, you do know what that means?” Silo shakes her head, no. “I am a Dimension Time Space Traveler, so we are traveling in time and space to Earth’s past. I am assuming that you have never time traveled before?” Cim is shaking her head no and so does Silo. “So its like going through a worm hole, have you ever been through a worm hole?” Silo shakes her head and says “No”. She takes a deep sigh before continuing, “Just hold on to me and don’t worry. I will generate the Time Dilation Shield from my second brain so you must be very close to me. We will be there before you know it.”

Silo throws her arms around Cim, she laughs “It’s ok Silo you can hold on and even close your eye’s but if you are brave, leave them open, it’s an amazing site, I never tire of. Here we go.”

Cim with Silo holding tight engages her energetic blue green, tear dropped shaped Time Dilation Shield and it starts spinning at a very rapid oscillation and they pop out
of sight.







[edit on 10-6-2009 by cindymars]



posted on Jun, 10 2009 @ 01:40 PM
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Woken suddenly from his dream by the sounds of fire, Adilaris shot up in his seat.

"Status report" He said franticaly.

"An unknown vessel is approaching the docking bay. It's not fully closed yet and the damage to the hull is preventing the cloaking from taking effect"

"Damn, I will not have this. Fire on it!"

As the ship turned and fire at the ship a communication came in.


"Yydryl captain and crew. I come in peace and as a friend. Let me on!" Myth swerved again as three canons fired upon him.


Adilaris weighed his options. Kill the intruder as he thought he would, or let him on board. Perhaps another pair of eyes and ears is something that could be of use to him.

"Disengage weapons lock, but fire around him, I want him scared"

The ship fired an array of blasts around the ship, striking it once.

"ENOUGH! Disengage all weapons and allow this man to board"

Detecting a signature in the docking bay that was human, Adilaris peered through the ship to get a glance at his intruder.


"Where is the Captain?"


Hmm, he would find out soon enough I guess, but full scans were required before he is to leave the bay.

"Myth, I know not your intentions, but you are injured and require attention. Nobody may walk around the ship without having gone through bio-decontamination and medic support. Please stand in the transporter at the far end of the bay. It will take you the bridge where I will tend to your wounds and brief you on the situation at hand."

"Failure to do so will result in your immediate termination. Do not push your luck."

As he ended the com link, Adilaris sat back in his chair. Another thing to deal with, it seems that this ship is prone to all kinds of beings and issues. This would be a very difficult mission.

"Yydryl, I will now introduce my nanites within your system. They will begin the repairs that are necessary on your hull and internal mechanisms."

"The process will take some time, it might conflict with your ability to control certain aspects of the ship, but worry not, I will be in full control and as I said, you are my first priority."

"Very well, I thank you Adilaris, it seems you will be a great help in this endeavour."

"I am certainly going to try."

He placed his hand on the forward console and realeased the nanites, immediatly things began to glow and spark as they did their job. Not only repairing the ship, but upgrading it to a newer cleaner technology. From this point on, Yydryl would be able to repair herself at will, without his intervention.

And now, once again, he waited for his new found friend to make his way to the bridge.

Needing some sort of information at this time, he issued the link to Cim.

"Cim, status check. I need to know how long you will be on Earth, I won't leave without you, you're the only one I can trust at this moment. The ship is going through repairs and she will be fully functional in about 5 days. Enjoy your trip. Just so you know, we have another intruder, I will deal with it, he seems harmless. Adilaris Out"

Hopefully, she would receive the message and respond....

[edit on 6/10/2009 by tothetenthpower]



posted on Jun, 10 2009 @ 03:49 PM
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Asher double checked to be sure that Studious was fully out of it before he answered. No use going back and forth with the poor man anymore.

He hailed the Penelope's bridge:

[Captain, I can't tell you how glad I am to hear from you. Currently, I am stealthed and holding seven kilometers out from the Penelope, awaiting docking permission. I will gladly dock at your order Sir, so long as I don't get fired upon by some trigger happy pilot. Studious is subdued and being repaired in the medical cabinet aboard this vessel. He needs medical attention as soon as possible. Ensign Asher, out.]



posted on Jun, 10 2009 @ 03:55 PM
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Captain, I can't tell you how glad I am to hear from you. Currently, I am stealthed and holding seven kilometers out from the Penelope, awaiting docking permission. I will gladly dock at your order Sir, so long as I don't get fired upon by some trigger happy pilot. Studious is subdued and being repaired in the medical cabinet aboard this vessel. He needs medical attention as soon as possible. Ensign Asher, out.

"Asher, you were granted permission from Security Chief Neno, please proceed to port side docking area and link up with his security teams. They will escort you and the Colonel to the bridge."



posted on Jun, 10 2009 @ 05:05 PM
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Meanwhile down in sickbay ensign Martinez had been put into a deep Coma until the Doc could figure out a way to repair the brain damage he had sustained a few weeks previous

Well how is he Doc?
He's going to be just fine Chief. That was pretty ingenious of you and ensign Kim to figure out how to adapt those nano probes you discovered a few weeks ago to repair the ensigns brain trauma.

Well Doc I just helped, you and Kim figured out what was required and he made the adaptations according your specs.

Come take a look the doc said while walking over to the his desk and brought up a high resolution image of the nano probes working on the ensigns head injury. The doc explained how they were repairing his brain tissue one cell at a time. Remarkable! The Doc kept saying. I never would have thought this possible in a million years. According to these readings he'll be up and about in no time.

GRRrrrruuuuop...

Did you say something Chief?

No Doc sorry that's my stomach. The chief walked out of sick bay and made his way to the mess hall for some chow. It had been almost 5 hours since he started his shift and he was terribly hungry. The mess was alive with chatter as always. He spotted the nurse he had proposed to while he was delirious. She was having a rather large serving of lasagna and french bread. He tried to avoid making eye contact with her. Damn too late The Chief thought to himself. She noticed the Chief. Grinning, she winked and waved to him with her greasy chunky fingers.

The Chief returned it with a half smile and a little wave.

What will it be Chief?
Said the young mess attendant behind the sneeze guard.

The Chief looking down at the huge portion of lasagna on her plate turned to the attendant and barked.

Coffee... Black!

Quickly leaving the mess hall only with his coffee he made his way to the lift and rode it down to the Engineering sub level. This is where the real meat and potatoes of keeping a ship this size functioning was located. As soon as the lift opened the Chief bolted from the door.
Horn?

Over here Chief. I'm working on this water condenser it seems to be faulty I was just about to run a diagnostic on the unit to try and figure out whats the deal. Hows Martinez Chief?

Well the doc said he'll be fine and up and about in no time.

Horn without looking up at the Chief continued working and said. Great he still owes me twenty bucks from last months poker game. Can you grab me that wrench over there and then hold this while I attach the anemometer Chief?

Aye! The Chief replied then sat his coffee aside and rolled up his sleeves. The Chief and Horn worked on the water condenser for about two hours. It needed some replacement belts and the pulley needed to be realigned and an air filter replaced. With the task done the Chief went back to his station in Engineering to write some reports.

GRRrrrr..... GGGrrrrummphh...
The Chiefs stomach was singing him a chorus. GGGrrrropppop... The lift opened in Engineering. He spotted ensign Callan sitting at her station.

Callan?! The Chief called as he walked over to his station and sat down.

Yes Chief?

The chief giving her his best puppy dog eyes said...
Would you be a doll and go to the mess and grab me a pastrami sandwich with all the fixings please? Normally I wouldn't ask but I haven't had a bite to eat in hours and I have a mountain of reports to make.

Aye chief she replied and off she went.

The Chief turned and brought up the two letters he had written to the families of the lost crewmen and placed them in the out going folder. Then he had to fill out a detailed incident and damage report for the captains review.
GRRrrrr..... GGGrrrrummphh...

Report dated 3/21...

Ensign Kim was able to make the relish...]

The Chief backspaced over the typo and continued.

Ensign Kim was able to make the repairs to two hotdogs...]
GGGrrrropppop...

The Comm crackled.
All senior staff please report to the bridge asap for a briefing. All senior staff. Bring Studious too - but be sure he is bound. I am specifically looking for the following personnel: Neno, Slayer, Badger, Studious and Asher. Luder out.

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posted on Jun, 10 2009 @ 05:07 PM
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Earth July 21, 2010

In a flash of blue green light the tear drop vehicle appears inside Cim’s Los Angeles condominium. Silo is still holding tightly, the oscillation slows and the vehicle pops out. They are standing in her living room. Silo’s mouth is open and eye’s wide, her antenna pop up and she looking in every direction. “You can let go now.” Silo still a little stunned
releases Cim. “Are you ok?” Silo looks at her, “Yes, I am great, that was fun! Where are we?” she ask.




Well this is one of my homes. We are in Los Angeles, California Earth 2010.
I need to transform into my human self, check this out, almost as cool as you morphing into walls.” Cim threws up a sliver blue sphere and rapidly oscillating she transforms.



Again Silo’s mouth is agape. “Oh, oh……you are a U man?”

“Sometimes, I only appear as one” she replies.
“You hungry?” Silo shakes her head and antenna yes.



“Here is the kitchen, and this”, she walks over to a large silver, box, and opens it, “is the refrigerator.” Silo is overwhelmed. “ This is soda, and this is cake.” She looks at Silo,
“I think you should try some, you will like it.” She cuts Silo a piece of chocolate cake and gives it to her. “Here have a seat and eat it, while I change clothes.”

As she is walking to her bedroom,she yells out to Silo “You want to hear some music?
Oh and watch out for Fernando, my cat?”

Silo with a mouth full of cake “Woose Fernanooo? Whatz a Cat?”

Cim goes to her stereo system and hits play, the most beautiful music begins. Clair De Loon by Debussy.

Silo screams and jumps up on the stool where she is eating her cake.



"Don't show fear he will sense it." Cim laughs and calls the cat.
He meows looks at Silo and heads to meet Cim.

"Oh ok? That is a cat!" She sits back down and starts eating again.

Cim returns wearing a black cashmere sweater tank top and jeans.
She is carrying a handfull of clothes, "When you are done with your cake, there is your room over there." she points to an open door. "You can try these on and we will find you a hat. Let's just relax and then we will decide what to do. I wanted to keep you safe, which is why I ask you to come with me. The Yydryl was a bit to dangerous for me to leave you behind."

"Is that cat vicious?" ask Silo

"Only if you try and eat his food." replies Cim

"Is cake his food."

"No Silo you are fine."

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[edit on 11/6/09 by masqua]



posted on Jun, 11 2009 @ 03:03 PM
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"Failure to do so will result in your immediate termination. Do not push your luck."


That was all Myth needed to hear, at least they were going aid him. He felt awful, and went to one knee. The medical crew went to him immediatley and they ushered him away. Myth looked around focusing and listening on what they where saying. But there was nothing, he was too weak.

He completely lost it and fell to the floor. The medical crew that was helping him walk, immediatley picked him gentley as if he only weighed an ounce and they brought him to the sick bay.

Again Myth awoke, he demanded to see the captain. He wanted to see who was in charge. Why would the captain let him on the ship? Myths plan was coming together quite well and it was almost falling into place to well.

And with that Myth drifted away into a deep sleep, waiting to awaken.





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