BV32 You See Their Uniforms?BV32 You See Their Uniforms? by NeoPaladinOfLight
I make my way down the hall. Manage to get to an open area hanger type area
There're more of those armored soldiers on board. Tearin' stuff up. The pirates are doin' what they can, though. Definitely not goin' down without a fight.
The soldiers are comin in from the ceilings now. Like some sorta swat force. They slide down on cables or ropes. What's the word I'm lookin' for? Falling? No, it's like a controlled descent. They're uh—ooh, I know this—rappelling! Yeah, that's it. They're rappelling down from the ceiling, controlling their descent with one arm and carrying their heavy duty firearm in the other. They're shootin' us like crazy. Everyone's a target in their eyes. Don't matter who, how, or why. Plasma bullets, bolts, electrical pulses, they dang near got a gun or rifle for it all.
The pirates wield their weapons wildly. There's no form or order, especially compared to the soldiers. They shoot up at whatever's shooting at them.
I see a dude spiked crab lookin'
BV31 Planet RaidBV31 Planet Raid by NeoPaladinOfLight
Mera's here for some reason. She hardly gives me any time to get settled in.
Before she says anything, I start off, “Again? Look, I done told you. Nobody knows.”
She asked me to keep her secret. I done already forgot what that secret was. I really don't care. There're way more important things on my mind.
“I understand. I trust you,” she responds all hesitant like. “It's just,” she takes a pause, checks to see if the door closed behind her—darn this lady for bein' in my room right now—then continues. “I've never had anyone to talk to about this.”
“Okay?” I respond.
She clears her throat. “I know you don't understand,” Her voice softens, “but could you at least listen? I just need—I could really use—a wall right now.”
A wall? A wall? Don't you got four of those in your room? I bet it's a lot more space there, too. C'mon now. Why does she need this now? W
BV30 One Man, One VoteBV30 One Man, One Vote by NeoPaladinOfLight
What should our next move be? The captain, and two aliens just threw this dilemma out there for the whole crew to weigh in on. Now we gotta decide to either go planet side for our next raid or stay out in the black.
“You've heard both sides of the argument. It's a lot to take in, so take some time to discuss it amongst yourselves,” the captain announces to the audience. “We'll vote on it in thirty.”
The crowd wastes no time. They get right to discussing. I see them break off into groups. Some groups are made up of friends, acquaintances, the buddy types. Some groups are more or less four or five people gathering around a loud, outspoken type person, trying to hear his case. There's debate. There's discussion. I think I see the captain jump in the mix, too.
Me and Mera are sorta standing in the midst of everything off to ourselves. She hasn't said a word about the issue, yet. I look to her to try and get a read off her, but there's nothing. I don't know what she'
The Example War, Chapter 1: BeginningIn the Human date, it is the 17th of April, and the year is 2112. This part of history will be told from the perspective of a Human, who is in the military, has the rank of Captain, and his role in the military is a Marine, who fights on the ground or on a ship if boarding or when being boarded. His designation or 'name', as the Humans called it, is James "Bishop" Oneil.The Example War, Chapter 1: Beginning by MrUniverse73097
"Captain's log, Earth date 2112, April 17th: It has been three weeks since the last terrorist attack. After their last major defeat three weeks ago, the lack of any form of retaliation from them might be a good sign that this poor excuse of a conflict could be coming to an end."
During the early months of the Human year 2112, a so called, 'terrorist cell', as put by the Humans, had formed and spread across an entire continent on a Human colonized planet, that was designated as "Aqua Vitae". Its name comes from one of the Human languages known as Latin, which is translated as "Waters of Life". The name was chosen by the