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Stroking the Fires of Song and War

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Kurai Yuki Kishimoto

A few more things were typed into the console as a holographic projection of Hellifyno’s moon appeared in the forward viewing port, then a few blinking words underneath ‘RECON MODE ACTIVATED’. Reletively slower than normal to keep the stealth up, the Gabe-I-El trolled across the black space quietly and calmly, like a predator in the deep looking to take down some prey. [Miss Kurai has decided that reconnaissance of Hellifyno’s Moon and the Olde Watch colony would be a great asset to the war footing. Passive scans show that they have many satellites in orbit around the planet, armed of course according to the news reel.] The A.I of the late Scion spoke to Gwen in Kurai’s steed. [After several ran scenarios, it’d be best to get in the Kodiak shuttle and spoof your F.o.F as a normal transport ship.]

Gwen Poole

“Oh… really?” She fidgeted in her seat a little. “So, you’re gonna go, like… sneak a peek of the bad guys… Okay. Let’s just, uh, be careful, I guess.” Gwen looked out at the darkness of space for a moment, wondering when it’d ever look back at her, as they said it would. And then she wondered if it was just a figure of speech even in this strange reality that she was in. Probably not, so she stopped, and listened to the A.I. speak. “Okay, so how likely are these Olde Watch guys to, you know… be nice to us? I mean, they’re mad at… who exactly? Its safer to pretend to be a normal transport vessel than be ourselves? They sound like… jerks.”

Kurai Yuki Kishimoto

The Gabe stopped 1000 kilometers away from the dark side of the moon and hid itself in a field of rocks and debris that happened nearby. Kurai saw a translation of Gwen’s question on screen and formulated a response. [A psychological makeup of the Olde Watch doctrine show that their violence is directed towards the magical population of planet Hellifyno. If for some reason you’re caught or boarded, the fact that neither of you are inherently magical should lessen their resolve towards you. Still, it is hard to gauge human error and emotion.] The A.I added honestly. With that the Captain gave up control of the Con to her A.I, then got up and patted Gwen’s shoulder as she headed towards the lift. [Recommended action is to suit up in your enviromental suit and head down to the Kodak for departure. Oh, and, good luck Miss Poole.]

Gwen Poole

“Huh… Well. Okay.” Gwen was fairly unspectacular when it came to magical-ness. She had a very magical chinchilla that was napping in her room at the moment, and… Oh. The Vorpal Blade on her hip was magic. But it didn’t make HER magic just because she used it, right? She felt a bit of sweat on her brow, but decided… No, she’d be fine. As Kurai got up, so did Gwen, and she followed along quietly. “Uh, thanks! Wow, this computer is always super nice…” That last bit was more to herself than anything. Already suited up, Gwen just went with Kurai to the Kodak.

Kurai Yuki Kishimoto

With her helmet back on and a pack on her back, Kurai with Gwen entered the dropship as they readied for departure. She motioned for Gwen to take the wheel, for without the full telemetry and AI assistance onboard the Gabe, Kurai probably shouldn’t be operating a ship or car with her conditioning. For now she unclipped the pack and strapped into the passenger seat, opening the thing up and pulling out a small computer device, accompanied by a whole bunch of sensors and scanners that she started to fix to the device.

Gwen Poole

“…Oh. Me? Uuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuhsureokay.” No confidence. None. None. Absolutely none. It was shot through the heart because of how she was feeling, otherwise she’d be gung-ho as hell! But… No. Plus, Kurai wasn’t hearing too good, apparently! All the more reason to be ill at ease! But, all the same, she parked her butt in the driver’s seat, and took off. “So, where are we going from here?” They were ‘on’ the Moon right now, but Gwen didn’t know where these Olde Watch guys were.

Kurai Yuki Kishimoto

The armored scientist stopped fiddling with her tech long enough to bring up her omni-tool to show Gwen the plan. It was a quick vid she threw together showing the shuttle coming from opposite where the moon base was documented to be, then a turn as the blonde woman was expected to capture the gravity of the moon and use it to slingshot them towards the planet. According to popular traffic, this was a familiar method smaller ships used to conserve fuel heading towards the planet. The Kishimoto woman had full faith in her compainon’s abilities to do this, so much so that Kurai looked back down as she kept setting up the system.

Gwen Poole

“…Oh, I get it!” Gwen saw this kinda stuff in, like, movies! All the ones that were about space that were trying to get realism brownie points! So she did her best to follow the plan, taking them into position to let gravity take its course. “Kinda weird, right, gravity… Like, its an invisible force that binds us and all that… And can move big stuff around, make black holes. Its freaky.” Kurai couldn’t hear her probably, but all the same, Gwen did think gravity was weird. Almost science-fiction, but still real. “Okay… So this’ll move us along a path that’ll make us look… not suspicious?”

Kurai Yuki Kishimoto

While Kurai couldn’t hear, the audio receptors in her suit where replaced and could pick up on her voice just fine. Add a little talk-to-text in her augmented reality view and it was almost like she wasn’t even deaf from the outside. But that was only a pale substitution to actually being able to hear with her two ears, it’d help the Captain for now though. She stopped to type. “/Yeah kinda. Hard to think about unless you follow the numbers. The bigger, thicker, and denser, the more gravity it has. But black holes, stay away from those./” She shivered to herself lightly at the thought of dealing with one in this tiny craft, nodding at Gwen’s last question. As she approached the moon accordingly, onboard telemetry would guide her with the best angles to achieve the slingshot effect that they were looking for. At the same time the Captain quickly got out of her seat and to the side door, attaching some scanners and sensors to it. Then she cracked the door open to extend a small, physical camera in conjunction with all the other cameras onboard the shuttle itself. Thanks to the armorsets, Gwen and Kurai each had their own individual environments and didn’t worry about there not being one in the cab. It was a small hope that this small shuttle, singular shuttle was to insignificant to matter as the girls picked up speed around the moon.

Gwen Poole

Gwen nodded slowly. Yep, Kurai was a smart cookie. She understood everything, it seemed. Maybe some people would feel dumb, being of average intelligence and sitting next to someone who was probably definitely an actual genius, but not Gwen; she got by with her own smarts, and just appreciated that people like Kurai were around to figure stuff like THIS out. Pretending to be a simple, non-threatening ship on just a quick lil trip around the moon on the way back home to get a peek at these creepos that sent spombliens raining down on Hellifyno? You needed to be smart for that.

Kurai Yuki Kishimoto

Quickly the ship would gather more and more speed, the mass effect field adjusting for inertia and gravitational fluctuations as they rounded the moon and now headed towards the planet. Nonchanletly did the women on the not descriptive ship with a spoofed F.o.F tag fly by the colony moon base of Olde Watch at the closest range of 500 miles before the path they were on pulled the Kodiak dropship towards the planet Hellifyno with great momentum. Kurai’s heart was beating faster than usual, she realized, as they went about doing this spying. Once they exited the Moon’s gravity and the door was shot, the Kodiak did actually shoot towards the planet at just under one percent the speed of light; on current path it’d take about 10 minutes to head back to the planet. In the meanwhile Kurai took her seat next to Gwen and started to copy and send her collected data as she scanned as deep as she could with all spectrum of light, radio, and radiation, temperature and even on the quantum band. That was copied in triplicate to be sent to her ship, one to Outpost Lucifer for redundancy, and one to Kanie on the ground just in case. “/Mission Complete. Let’s head back to the Gabe-I-El./”

Gwen Poole

“PHEW…” Gwen was sweating. Like, really, really sweating. “Okay, yeah, taking us back!” Gwen took them close to Hellifyno, as if they were actually about to just go on their merry way, but did a wiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiide U-Turn afterwards in order to get back to the Gabe. “Let’s hope we got something… These guys, they’re, like, way outta line… I mean, I… I met him. The one Krieger that that one guy mentioned. The one that he said that… that no one saved. I saw him die. I… I wanted to save him, I did, but it all happened so fast that… He didn’t make it. But, he called me a champion. He made me a champion. They don’t… They don’t get to take that from me. Or use him as an excuse for all this bullshit. So they’re going down. Hard.”

Kurai Yuki Kishimoto

Kurai nodded to her friend, after experiencing first hand the zombie plague that now threatened the streets of Hellifyno; this atrocity can not be allowed to stand. With that they headed back to the Gabe with a job well done. So when a counter attack is formed, they will be ready. ‘

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