Stardust - Chapter 1
Written by Psychic Symphony
The day has long since ended! Still long and recent memories haunt me as I stare at the stars. Lots of them, 1, 2, 3... 10... 30... 100... Some seem to be just white dots, others just small particles hardly noticed, all of them shine from far away places. Better move the position. This is better, more hidden. Better send the message! 'Stardate: Shit! Where's my watch? The kid this afternoon! Damn you! No matter, conventions keep on changing with new star-systems discovered. Location: somewhere in Barnka, Tau-Ceti star system. Report: No one was expecting me on arrival, our contact must have been intercepted! Better this than a fake one like an arrival at Morzk. Request instructions...' OK, sending... Come on... Hurry... I don't want to get my signal traced! Done... Damn... The lights... Shit... - There he goes... Stop him! - Shock him! Shock him! Shock the signal aswell! It should jam the message! As JC runs away, the sniper aims... Where? To the legs? To the head? Maybe his ass! - HAHA! Zap... JC sees the image of the building in front of him fade to white and collapses to the ground! - You and you, go finish him, let's go back! -------/------- - He's gone? What do you mean, he's gone? - Sir, we only got a partial message: 'Stardate: 20.03.222.198...' - Damn those Akopellers... - Sir... What are we going to do now? - I don't know... Leave me alone... I need to think! -------/------- - He's gone? What do you mean he's gone? - Sir, we only got a partial message: 'Stardate: Shit! Whe...' - Damn those stupid fools... - Sir... What are we going to do now? - I don't know... Leave me alone... I need to think! -------/------- - Tha... thank you! - Just doing my job! - ??? You're my contact? - Yes! I couldn't get to you sooner, sorry I had to shock you on the back but I couldn't take the chance of killing or disabling you! - So now I can't sit! - Well... I wouldn't advise you too... You won't have many chances to sit down as well so... - We have work to do, brief me. -------/------- - What has happened? Why doesn't he reply? - Sir, his wife is here and demands to speak with you! - Damn... Let her in... - This way please, the comissionary will see you now! - Thank you... Comissionary, where is he? What happened? - I... I can't tell you. - What do you mean? I'm his wife, I have the right to know! - I... I can't tell you. I'm sorry! - Sorry for what? Is he dead? - I... I can't tell you. -------/------- - Forget about that, they are intercepted instantly! Don't even dream of trying that again, they would trace your location and be there very fast! You're lucky if your stardate is sent, even so, the receiver can't trace back the location! So you're with your hands tied! There has to be a way... Things can't remain the same! -------/------- - Don't worry ma'am, we have sent a contact to meet him. Nothing can go wrong! - A contact?!? Damn you! - I'm sorry but that's all we can let you know at this moment! - You expect to win a war like this? Sending spies to enemy's territory and not even being able to tell their wives where they are? - What are you talking about? We are working on a peace treatment! - Yeah right! And I'm supposed to believe that right? -------/------- - You'll love it, the first time is always a blast! - Are... are you sure? - Just hold on... We'll be there in no time! -------/------- - Can't we expose the situation from here? Jam into some broadcasting network and send a communication? - No way, they control the media, and besides, even if we succeded, it would only result in chaos and the Akopellers would take advantage and start a war winning it easily, they would just get more man-power and weapons from the Barnkas. - We need to find a way to make them fight! This war has to be long and devastating! - But how JC? How? - Maybe someone is already doing it for us... Why don't we just get out of this damn system? - That's partly impossible, now we are being hunted down by the Barknas! They will shoot us on sight! I lost my cover because of you! -------/------- The trick is not to emerge into a war! Let others do the fighting, but how to make them fight without exposing ourselves? What's that? A shooting star...