this is my first entry into the space engineer's league. and part 27 of my series.
Hope you enjoy.
About this creation
Date: Saturday May 18th 2097.
Location: The region of space between Rerador and Earth.
Jack *narrating*: Ana'ran had taken us to a small room aboard the shipwreck that had a projector that was displaying what was left of her ship.
Dushka: Wow. We really did a number on this one...
Ana'ran: That's an understatement. Your escape pod took out the entire top section and the left engine. This war would be over in a few months if the G.I. weaponized their escape pods.
Jack: Well, from the look of things there's still a boarding ship attached. why can't we use it?
Ana'ran: We only had enough fuel for one shuttle. Which is the one my Uncle Sal'ant and the rest of my father's mages used.
Jack: Well what happened to the crew?
Ana'ran: There's not one. The ship is fully automated. Or it was. the computers were in the bridge.
Jack: So you mean there's no repair crew or even a way to tell if there's damage to the life support?
Ana'ran: Correct. It's just us three.
Jack: Why the heck didn't you tell me that sooner?! We could be in a ticking time bomb! Where's the engine room? The life support systems should be there as well.
Ana'ran: The only way to get to it is through the vents. I'll show you...
Ana'ran took me to the vent that led to the engine room and I tried to work the cover off.
Jack: Ya know some help would be nice.
Ana'ran: I am letting you live and I'm trusting you around my ship's engine.
Jack: That's not what I meant. You could at least not hold me at gun point.
Ana'ran: Would you trust the person who blew up your ship?
Jack: You have a point.
*Finally the vent cover came off.*
Jack Alright. I'll be back in a few minutes. Is there anything I should know about this engine?
Ana'ran: Yes. It's an experimental design. So be careful with it.
Jack: I will. I mean It can't be that in that bad of shape...
I take that back. This place is a dump. There's hoses all over the place with no labeling or color coding, One of the main power generators is busted and dripping green goo all over the floor.
Jack: This is going to take a while to fix...
A while later...
That wasn't as hard as I thought it would be. I might be better at this engineering stuff than I thought. Now then I just need to reroute the controls to the projector's so I can turn on the engine... And pray it doesn't over heat and explode in a massive fireball... Huh. Maybe this wasn't such a good idea after all...
Jack: Alright. I can't believe it worked but I managed to get the engine running and the ship is moving again.
Ana'ran: I must say Brickton I'm impressed that you managed to fix it. I thought I was going to have to murder you both and get my Father to pick me up.
Dushka: Ookay, Let's hurry up and land this scrapheap so I can get as far away from you as possible...
Jack: It's not that easy. The two closest planets are Rerador and Earth. Both of which have heavily guarded GI cruiser docking ports.
Ana'ran: And since this ship just attacked an Imperium vessel they would most likely shoot us out of the sky.
Jack: That brings us to our next option. Zarus. Normally I'd say It'd be a great option since I have friends there including General Convo. However given the fact we have no radio equipment and that one of us is a deserter from Aurelia they'd also probably shoot us out of the sky.
Dushka: So we're stuck here then?
Jack: There's still one more option. Fuyoria. Given the fact we're running at the speed of a broken down fighter it would take over a week to get there but We would be less likely to be shot before we landed. It's risky but it's our best option.
Dushka: Is that just your catch phrase now?
Jack: Yes it is. Now I recommend finding somewhere comfortable to sit because this is going to be a long ride...
Meanwhile at the Gamoth City Police Station on Rerador...
Kain *Narrating:I started out my search for Jack (and the person who tried to kill me.) at the police station. maybe they could tell me who turned him in.
Officer: My I help you sir?
Kain: Yeah. I got word an old chum of mine was arrested recently and wanted to know if there was any truth to it. Do ya think you could help me out?
Officer: Certainly. But I'm going to need to see some ID.
Kain *Narrating*: Oh darn. I didn't think about that. Maybe I can hack the system...
Kain: I uh... I don't have it on me. I must've left it in my other shell- I mean suit.
Officer: Then I'm afraid I can't help you sir.
Kain: Come on. I just want to see if my mate was sent to prison. Surely I can at least see that much.
Officer: I'm sorry Sir but without an ID I can't let you see that information.
Kain: What about my Detective's ID number. Would that work?
Officer: You're a detective?
Kain: Yep. Look up Kain Threepwood in your database.
Kain: Weird name I know.
*the officer goes over to the computer and looks.*
Officer: Here we go. Kain Danger Threepwood.
Kain: My parents had a weird sense of humor. But at least I can actually say "Danger is my middle name."
Officer: Well Mr Threepwood it looks like they just added you to the database so I'm assuming you're new.
Kain: Yep. I'm on my first case.
Officer: I see. Well how may I help you?
Kain: Like I said I'm looking for an old pal of mine. He goes by the named Jack Daniel Brickton.
Officer: I'll look him up.... I don't see anyone by that name in our records. Perhaps I can find him by description.
Kain: He has brown hair, Height is around 6 feet. Birth date 1/6/75. wanted for ossillium theft, Murder, Piracy, and Treason.
Offcier: I think I can work with that... Here we are. Jack Henry Brickton. He was captured on the 14th and was sent to prison this morning.
Kain: Bloody 'ell. I didn't think the lad had gone that far. Do ya know what ship he was on? I have to uh ask him some questions.
Officer: He was being transported on the USS Saratoga under the custody of Sergeant Connery.
Kain: Thank you ma'm. I'll try and find this "Connery" fellow and ask him some questions...
Officer: Wait. Before you go could you do something for me?
Kain: I suppose...
The Officer walks over to the locker behind the desk and pulls out a small package.
Officer: Since you are going that way could you make sure Brickton's belongings get to Connery. He requested them be taken to his office.
Kain: Don't you need it as evidence?
Officer: I assume that's why he needs them.
Kain: Alright. I suppose I can take them. Thanks again for the help...
With that I tucked the parcel under my arm and headed out into the night. (Yes it was Actually night.)
Now I know what you're thinking and yes. I know Threepwood is stupid name but I had to act fast. I didn't want them to catch me hacking their database. And it was way too easy to do that. Their system password is doughnuts! Anyways, Since I had The keys to our ship now I could use it to find Jack. But first I need to pay a little visit to This Connery fellow... On second thought I might better get back up first. And I know just who to call...
Quoting Philip Pip9766
Something about that engine build seems familiar... I really like it. Nice episode too, Mr. Threepwood is interesting. :P
Thanks Phillip! Er. Familiar how? I'd honestly like to know what it reminds you of. And the Threepwood thing was literally just because I couldn't think of a good alias for Kain. and since he's a pirate who plays video games it kinda worked. :P
Quoting Marley Mac
Just caught myself up on your story, and ai have to say, these more recent episods are awesome! Both in plot and in build. Each one seems better than the last. Really looking forward to reading more!