Basalt Wars: Knights of the Old Republic

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    "Oh, so you are not dead then?" The normally taciturn councillor mocked his imperious friend. "Where have you been Skywalker? You do understand that the matters of The Republic cannot be put on hold at your convenience don't you?"

    The battered and burned form of Jollikin Skywalker stared back unamused, his normal excess of mirth and joviallity long since evaporated. "We were betrayed, my vox communication lines were severed, and my access to the data banks revoked. It was one of the Judicators, the supposedly impartial arbiters of justice within the galaxy. There are enemies of The Republic lurking in every shadow. We had no other alternative than to form a rogue splinter to complete the mission."

    The councillor arched his eyebrow curiously before continuing. "You realize that you have made many people uncomfortable with this stunt of yours, and though you draw most of the fire, your friends are being looked upon unkindly by those in power."

    Undaunted, Jollikin defended himself. "You know that I am loyal to The Republic above all, lurking in shadows, maneuvering and sniping from safety are not my strong suit. I am a man of action, not one for political machinations. No true ally of The Republic would question my actions."

    "Your actions, no." The councillor conceded, "It is your methods which we feel could do with a bit more. . . polishing. But that is a task for the future, I assume you have a story to tell, so let's hear it."

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    'Confound it! I've been blocked!' the sudden realization hit me.

    Communications to the Galactic senate severed, I was going to have to seek out assistance. As much as my reputation as a lone wolf, or loose cannon preceded me, this was not the time for rash actions.

    Quickly I powered up my portable com-device, and began to send out encrypted messages to my closest allies, those who I knew could be trusted above all.

    I along with Denni-Wan Kenobi, Pickle3P0, and The Immortal would form a rogue splinter, and jouney to the Lauderdale system where we would regroup, and formulate a plan to spy and report on the forces battling at the Sony confrontation. We would also bring sufficient weaponry to engage and dispose of any enemies of The Republic who were fool enough to reveal themselves in our presence.

    Joel-Joel Binks and Ali2D2 would stay behind, and monitor activities in the Senate, while rooting out enemies of The Republic within the political staging grounds.

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    Preparations had to be made with haste, and choosing supplies was no easy matter.

    I had to pack light, any cargo canister of over 50lb would be subject to a tariff of 50 Imperial Credits. Since this was a mission of both reconnaissance and assault, I would need weaponry and battle gear, as well as a variety of disguises to fit in with the local populace.

    I was fearful that my cargo canister would be seized, or lost in the transit to the Lauderdale system, especially since I was blacklisted. With this in mind I was hesitant to bring my most prized battle gear, and had to exercise restraint and judgement.

    I brought no ammunition with me, confidant that I could procure any needed munitions on the trade market upon our arrival. My lightsabers however, were irreplaceable, and though it pained me to place them in my cargo canister I knew that bringing them aboard the transport ship would draw too much attention to me. I would keep my surveillance equipment, com devices, and other electronic devices in my personal satchel.

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    We would take three separate transport ships that should one of ours be shot down or otherwise compromised, the rest of the cell could complete the mission. Pickle, Dennis, and The Immortal would leave from the JFK starport, while to divert attention from watchful eyes, I would leave from the LaGuardia starport.

    Pickle and Dennis would travel together in the hopes that the calming influence of Pickle might temper the ever combustible Dennis. The calming mantra of "Easy Dennis." had averted many an altercation in the past. Also the blustery gung-ho nature of Dennis would pull the still too timid young Pickle through any potential roadblocks.

    The Immortal, an elite knight, and the epitome of self sufficience needed no escort, and sure as the sun rising would be at the rendezvous point.

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    Don't worry, it starts out a little slow, but gets better.

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    I handed over my documentation and credentials, the picture of calm as I knew that all of my papers were in order.

    As a seasoned veteran of interstellar travel, I knew exactly what must be done to avoid suspicion and the drawing of attention to myself. I breezed through all of the security checkpoints to arrive at the final obstacle to my boarding.

    A man of great stature and girth stood before me, the bright lights of the starport gleaming off of the silvery badge proclaiming his authority. His stern visage made it obvious that even my abundant charisma would be of no use in deterring him from his task.

    He directed me to a cordoned off section of the starport as he donned his blue gauntlets. I remained calm, knowing that my only chance lay in playing along until the critical moment.

    I made no fuss as I was lead behind the walled off partition, knowing that I held the advantage in this confrontation.

    Calling upon my Jedi mind-trick, I spoke clearly imprinting the thought within his mind. "You will not grope my nether-regions."

    Befuddled, the Guard stood motionless as I quickly re-fastened my pants, and made haste to the conveyor in order to reclaim my com devices and surveillance equipment.

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    ***Side Note***

    The updated Delta terminal at LaGuardia is now SUPER nice.

    Each gate has like 20-30 iPads for people to use while waiting for their flight. All the restaurants, wine bars, and cafes/bistros are exceedingly nice.

    Two Basalt thumbs up from me.

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    You are hilarious! BTW, great story so far, man.
     
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    The persistent bitter cold which was threatening to make my home system uninhabitable had generated a large number of refugees, many of whom were of the attractive female variety.

    Despite the excitement coursing through my veins, I managed to maintain my perpetually calm demeanor, waiting for the transport ship to arrive at the star-dock.

    I maintained focus and remained calm as the other passengers eyes were drawn to me, my fabulous pink shirt, and luxurious sweatshirt drawing admiration from those hailing from all classes of society. Being incognito was never my specialty, but fortunately the skills of the others would make up for my shortcomings in the times when stealth was required.

    I boarded the transport, and strapped myself in tightly. The others on the star-ship seemed blissfully unaware that we could be attacked by saboteurs at any moment. I envied them slightly as I watched them sending messages on their portable com-devices, seeing a vision of the life that could have been mine had I not decided to use my force abilities for the good of The Republic, and lead a life of battle and excitement.

    The row in front of me was occupied by members of a strange alien race, two elders, and five of their unruly offspring. I had come to know their type, for they infested my home system, and had spread across the galaxy. The alien offspring must have freakishly high metabolism I noted as they appeared to require constant sustenance, not a minute could pass without the elders forcing some sort of carbohydrate laden pellet down the children's throats.

    I wondered quietly what they were training for, perpetually focused on their portable electronic devices, possibly training to launch an electronic attack on the Senate.

    The members of the alien race were equipped with powerful vocal transmitters, often eclipsing a human's maximum volume to communicate with another of their entourage mere feet away. I wondered if their auditory receptors were not as advanced as a human's necessitating the obnoxious communications.

    The alien offspring were not content to solely concentrate on their electronic training, seeing the interior of the transport as an opportunity to acclimate to the gravitational conditions of this galaxy. They jumped and climbed about the transport, unleashing shrill sonic blasts from their vocal transmitters.

    I reached unconsciously to my side, only to remember that I was forced to stow my lightsaber in the cargo hold. The point was coming where I would be forced to action, and without my lightsaber I would have to engage them in hand to hand combat.

    As I unbuckled my harness, and searched for something I could use as an improvised weapon, the voices of my trainers came into my mind, the lessons they tried to impart upon me as a youth "Calm yourself Jollikin, diplomacy is a weapon just as useful as any death-ray."

    I strapped myself in once more to the harness. I would let the aliens live. . . for now.

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    As we prepared to blast off from the star-dock I acclimated myself to the travelers on either side of me.

    To my right, a female who was obviously a veteran of many battles though still quite attractive. She was bionically enhanced, and adorned with all manner of precious metals. The war-paint markings upon her face made her intentions clear to all, despite the polite facade she presented to the public. Though she was polite to me, and paid no extra attention, I knew that she could sense that I was a man of action, and was intrigued by me. If need be I knew I could lure her into furthering my cause, but I chose not to partake in her assistance, leaving her to read the manual which was innocently dubbed "Nice Girls Don't Get the Corner Office."

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    I made certain to completely study the passenger to my right's bionically enhanced orbs (for science of course) and came to the conclusion that they were to aid in some sort of mind controlling, or distracting ploy as for the duration of my journey I kept finding my gaze drawn to them.

    If not for my rigorous training, and inherent mettle, I might have fallen victim.

    This would be a mission fraught with peril.

    Danger lurked at every turn.

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    The passenger to my left was a much younger specimen, quite obviously caught up in her own visions of life, and disgusted with most of the world around her. I cordially moved aside that she may claim her seat, acknowledging her presence with a polite smile, and nod.

    She was reviled by the presence of the aliens in front of us, and after stowing her belongings, she closed the window shade, sent out a message on her com device, and curled up on her seat, leaning against my shoulder as she sought to enter a dreamland far from the harsh realities of the world in which we lived.

    Rest did not find her easily, and she stirred trying to get comfortable, often woken by the squaks of the alien offspring nearby. She often tinkered with her com device, playing the music of her homeworld in order to put her tortured psyche at ease.

    About an hour into the journey she spoke to me, noting the ancient codex from which I read to pass the time. "Do you mind if I ask what you are reading?" she queried politely.

    I quickly hid my surprise that she would recognize an artifact such as the one I held as in this era books crafted from paper were but a distant memory. I smiled politely, but not falsely as I truly was glad to speak to her for something told me that this one was wise beyond her years. Closing the codex in order to show her the title "Atlas Shrugged" I silently answered her query. She then informed me that she had started to read "The Fountainhead" but had found it to be a struggle. I discussed "The Fountainhead" with her for several minutes and then our conversation drifted to various other topics. It was a thoroughly enjoyable conversation, as she turned out to be quite the intellectual. The travel time passed quickly, as time tends to do when engaged in conversation with a smart, and beautiful lass. I had allowed my guard to slip, as I had thought the journey would be calm an uneventful, but our conversation was cut short as an alarm sounded through the cabin...

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    The alarm echoed though the cabin, and the com speaker crackled to life broadcasting the Captain's voice to all passengers. He implored all passengers in his trust to buckle themselves into their harnesses, and brace for impending turbulence.

    His announcement didn't phase me; as a veteran of many missions I had been shot down more often than I had landed and a few bumps along the way were surely of no concern. I surveyed the cabin as a matter of course, and noticed that the girl to my left had turned a whiter shade of pale at the announcement. She wrenched her harness down to the point of restricting blood flow, and informed me that she was terribly afraid of turbulence.

    I knew that it would not be wise to mention the five Aurek-class tactical strikefighters which had been tailing us since our departure, and instead offered my hand in support.

    She took my hand, and my calming influence spread over her, easing her fears about perishing in a fiery wreck of twisted scrap metal. Once we passed the bowshock of the Lauderdale system, the flight smoothed out, and we were able to dock at the starport with minimal fanfare.

    I powered up my portable com device as I flexed my left hand to speed up the return of the blood which was crushed out of it by the frightened girl; my eyes went wide as my com device illuminated indicating several urgent encrypted messages from Denni-Wan and Pickle3P0.

    All was not well...

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    I looked at my com device in disbelief, but the messages from Denni-Wan and Pickle3P0 could not be misinterpreted.

    There were delays in the New York Galaxy, and they had not yet been allowed to board their transport ships.

    I would have to survive alone in the Lauderdale starport for five or six hours until their arrival.

    Outwardly I remained calm, wishing an enjoyable time to the traveler whom I had befriended. I left her with a kind word, and friendly kiss, unaware that this was not the last time we would cross paths.

    Inwardly my mind worked like a giant machine, prioritizing. First I made haste in departing the starship, and drawing as little attention to myself as possible, made my way to the claim area where I could reclaim my cargo canister, and more importantly the weaponry within.

    The claim area was inundated with exemplary specimens of the female persuasion; there must have been some sort of gathering which I assumed was referenced by the code phrase "spring break".

    I waited patiently in the claim area, the seconds dragging on like hours until the red lights flashed and alarms sounded. The conveyor device roared to life with a cacophony of sound permeating the claim area as the serpentine machine began its task.

    I stood a good amount down the line, fearing to appear too anxious and thereby draw attention to myself, however I was astute enough to maintain a clear line of sight to the portal from which the capsules emerged that I might strike down any who attempted to abscond with my cargo canister.

    Canisters began to emerge from the portal as I stood watching vigilantly for my own unmistakable one; it was a bright scarlet, emblazoned with the logo of Wilson Arms. Each second seemed like an eternity as canisters other than mine emerged from the portal.

    My attention was drawn by the gasp of a winsome lass near the portal, backing up and terribly frightened by a malfunction of the machine. Terrible sounds came from behind the portal as there apparently was a jam up of the cargo canisters.

    Confusion abounded, and I dashed to the rescue, hurtling the conveyor device with a single deft leap and commanding the befuddled lass to stand aside.

    Utilizing the same skills which allowed me to deliver the breech birth alien child some years prior, I showed no fear reaching within the portal and manipulating the cargo canisters in a way that would allow them to pass through the portal smoothly.

    Onlookers applauded my fearlessness, clarity of mind, calm in the face of peril, and my manual dexterity foolishly assuming that I acted for the good of man, when in reality I simply sought to quash any delay in claiming my personal cargo canister.

    Some minutes after the near crisis was averted I laid eyes upon my beautiful Wilson cargo canister, and claimed it.

    It appeared to be intact and unmolested. I let out a sigh of relief, and began to survey the surrounding areas.

    Seeing no safe areas to hold down until reinforcements arrived, I began to realize that my journey was about to take an unexpected twist.

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    2,800 words and I am only up to the baggage claim. I need to find a way to get paid for this.

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    Joel Joel Binks?

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    WTF J011y wasn't Jar Jar Binks like, a retarded alien dude or something?

    Awesome so far.

    GOAT thread heating up.
     
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    haven't seen the films, but getting the gist of this...
    you should write for the new yorker, although your penchant for ayn rand might not go down so well in those parts...
     
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    I don't understand people who only read or listen to stuff they agree with. It is almost like they need a support system in place to keep telling them that they are right.

    I prefer to first read the facts (if I can find them, which is quite the task at times) and then read various opinions before forming my own.

    I don't understand why people are so opposed to thinking for themselves. Unsure if they are unwilling, or incapable.

    Ayn Rand is a smart person, and the books are exceptionally well written. Just because I am willing to hear what she has to say doesn't imply that I adhere zealously to her philosophy.

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    A small magazine for my town just launched this month, and I have been encouraged to submit some stuff. Can't for the life of me think of what to write though.

    Pretty confident that they won't dig on philosophy, tennis, reality based comedy, or fiction which are my current strong points. I'll think of something.

    Also considered writing advertising copy, but that is kind of selling out, and I think might get boring after a while.

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    I deployed the telescoping handle on my cargo canister, and engaged the transport wheels in preparation for travel on foot.

    Seeing no place to hunker down amid the bustle of the starport, I headed to the lift to investigate the second floor. Riding the lift to the second floor afforded me a comprehensive overview of the entire floor below, and I surveyed the area in search of more examples of bionically enhanced orbs.

    Stepping off of the lift, I immediately ran into a security checkpoint. The vigilant guards moved quickly to intercept and interrogate me.

    Calling upon my Jedi mind trick once more I implanted the thought within his brain "I mean you no harm; you will tell me the nearest location where I can rest for several hours until my friends arrive."

    The guard's eyes glazed over and he spoke in a vacant monotone "There is a Dunkin donuts in Terminal two, exit this terminal and travel to your right. It is only a few minute walk."

    I thanked him, and went on my way. I would investigate this terminal 2, but I knew it would take more than coffee to tide me over this night...

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    yeah. you'd think they'd want to know what they are disagreeing with first!

    a friend of mine gave me dirty looks when she saw Tom Wolfe's "back to blood" on my coffee table. she's never read any of his work, nor even seen the film based on "Bonfires". i mean, i've at least flipped through 50 shades before making fun of it...

    it's much easier to believe in something presented to you rather than trying to create meaning for yourself or try to find your own truth. although, i've always thought that the latter was the whole point of abstract thought. that and figuring out when to go down the line...

    have to do a starwars session at some point. have only recently seen the whole lord of the rings trilogy.

    that's pretty cool. write what you feel like and what you know. i'm sure people will connect with it at least in part.

    - - - - - - - - - -

    Anyway, back to the Old Republic... I hope you had enough basalt...
     
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    Lurking. Reading. LIKING!!!

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    I turned, hauling my cargo canister behind me and rode the lift down once more to the ground floor of the starport.

    Walking with purpose now that I had a clear destination in mind, I burst through the automatic doors, and strode out onto the surface of the planet. A blast of heat washed over me, and the oppressively thick humidity assaulted my respiratory system even though the scorching orb had long since dipped below the horizon. Fortunately my superhuman fortitude, combined with rigorous training has rendered me immune to most hostile climates, I was more at home in this weather than even the natives.

    My impermeable jacket stowed, I didn't even bother to remove the rest of my cold weather gear, setting a brisk pace for the second terminal. The deployment wheels of my cargo canister rattled loudly as they whirled around the roller bearings at a frantic pace, clattering along the paved walkway. I made haste past the rows of scantily clad denizens waiting on queues for shuttle service to their private ships, and also past several loiterers smoking death sticks. The popularity of death sticks in this system struck me as odd, for they had been nearly wiped out in my home system. I suppose the hefty levies, taxes, and anti-death stick campaigns did have a tangible effect.

    Making my way into the barren space between terminals I remained on high alert, scanning for danger at every turn, but the only thing to be observed was the constant clatter of my cargo canister against the tarmac.

    Arriving at the second terminal I diverted course abruptly towards the first entry point in order to avoid the masses. The sensor picked up my biosignature, and the mechanical door slid open with a hiss to permit my ingress.

    I permitted myself a brief rest to survey the interior of the terminal as the artificially cool climate washed over my body. These were times when key lessons in the training of my youth came to fruition. "Always go left" I heard the wise words of my master echoing through my mind, and so left I went.

    Taking a moment to manipulate the force around me, I focused on making myself invisible. The air around me shimmered in waves blurring my outline as I prepared for stealthy reconnaissance. Scouting the terminal, I did indeed find the Dunkin Donuts to which the guard referred earlier. Oddly it was the only establishment which was open for business. Every other cantina, eatery, shop or store had closed at the hour of eight. I was befuddled, and flummoxed, how could an intergalactic starport which had travelers coming and going at all hours close down all of its shops at the hour of eight? Was this some sort of strict curfew put in place by a draconian overlord who ruled the starport? I wasn't sure, but the one thing I did know was that this place was no longer safe.

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    Turning on my locating beacon would mean risking detection, but it was a chance I had to take; without direction I could easily make a wrong turn and perish in an inhospitable wasteland. I was on my own in unknown, and unfriendly terrain; it was time to call for help.

    I switched on my locating beacon, and keyed in a message "Google Base, this is Gold Leader, do you read? Gold Leader to Google Base, do you copy?"

    The seconds dragged on for what seemed like hours as I stared at my blank com device awaiting reply.

    My hand began to tremble, when suddenly the static cleared "Gold Leader, this is Google Base, we've got your signal. Standby, and prepare to recieve planetary map upload."

    The screen on my com device flickered, and around the small blue arrow representing me a map of the starport and its surroundings materialized.

    Now to formulate a plan.

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    For those keeping score at home, that is twice in one post that I used a semicolon for something other than to make a 'winky face'

    #winning

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    "Google Base, this is Gold Leader requesting coordinate data set upload of all cantinas within five mile perimeter."

    Spurred on with new purpose I left the terminal behind heading off into the night, alone with only my com device to guide me, and my lightsaber to defend me.

    Glowing red dots flickered to life on my com device as the Google Base upload came through. The night was dark, and visibility limited as I traversed the far reaches of the starport. This terrain was not meant to be travelled on foot, and I was forced to traverse overgrown brush, walk on launchways for smaller planetary ships deftly avoinding them, and summit concrete barriers.

    Miles had passed under my feet as I arrived at the distant limit of the starport, there was no way out. A perimiter fence was set up, and though I could hear civilization on the other side, I could not reach it.

    I was alone, in the middle of the dark nowhere, and it was too far to turn back.
     
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    I stood surveying the fence, the final obstacle in the way of my freedom. I didn't want to damage the property of the starport, so cutting a hole through it with my lightsaber was out of the question; it seemed that propelling my cargo canister over the fence, and then summiting it would be the best course of action.

    I began to walk, surveying the area for the best location to mount my strategic perimeter breach when I heard a starfighter slow to a halt behind me. My heart raced, and my hand drifted towards my weapon as I heard the starfighter's porthole open.

    Prepared for battle, I turned to see whom it was that I faced and was met with surprise as a melodic feminine voice called out to me from the gleaming new Lexus class starfighter which was slowly approaching.

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    The intersection of philosophy, tennis, and the meaning of life made Tim Gallaway a household name in the 70's. Just something to think about........ :) BHBH
     
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    Quite creative and perceptive (especially about orbs)...
     
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    Not to worry, in addition to glorious orbage, glorious badonkadonk, witty banter, and dazzling intellect will have their time in the sun. Also a single instance of perfect teeth.

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    A full day has passed, and not another installment in the serial? Can you please publish a schedule? The suspense is killing me! Is it the frightened girl who bade you farewell with a kiss, or the bionically enhanced maiden (it seems much more likely she might possess such a transport) in the Lexus?? ;) BHBH
     
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    "Are you ok? Do you know where you are going?" The melodic voice queried.

    I turned about, and approached the gleaming starfighter glancing inside to acertain to whom it was that I would be directing my reply. She was a veteran of many missions, but her beauty and natural talent could not be dimmed by the passage of time. "I'm good, thanks. Just plotting my escape." I replied cracking a smile, naturally cocky despite my obvious disadvantage.

    "Do you need a ride somewhere? You aren't near anything." She persisted.

    "Nah, I'm not lost, just on an adventure. I'll be fine." I maintained, my witty banter supplementing my inherent aura of charm.

    My response was not the one she sought, and a seasoned veteran such as she would not be brushed off so easily. She informed me in no uncertain terms that I was to board her vessel. "Put your stuff in the back." She commanded, remotely opening the cargo hatch of her starfighter.

    I paused, analyzing the situation. Confidant that I could triumph over her in single combat if she had nefarious intent, and deciding that I would be willing to oblige her should it come down to 'taking one for the team' I smiled helplessly, secured my gear in her cargo hold, and boarded her vessel.

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    I had some paperwork to do at home this morning, and had begun to type out another installment while using the hydrostatic decompression chamber at work, but my phone got mad and deleted it.

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    Excellent.

    I KNEW it was the bionically enhanced one. I just KNEW IT!!!

    More, more.

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    While there's a lull in the activity, gotta thank pickle9 for post #31 - "Orbs illustrated" ;-)
     
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    Not the same one. I was uncertain whether this one was bionically enhanced, or just naturally talented.

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    Calm before the storm!

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