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Beyond the End of the World, Lokians 1 By AaronDennis Characters: 5812

Updated: 2018-01-10 12:02


"You two need to settle down, " Franklin said.

"Hey, this isn't your business, " Imes retorted pointing his finger.

"Both of you need to shut up, and I swear, " Becker screamed. "Oh good, Captain, settle this!"

"Nothing to settle, really, Captain, " Adams interjected. "They–"

"Whoa! I won't have either one of you telling me how to run my crew, " O'Hara barked. "Now, all of you shut it, and get over whatever stupid squabble you have with each other."

Becker and Imes both winced before stomping off in opposite directions.

"They just need to fuck, " Zakowski said, laughing uproariously at his own comment.

Swain and Day shook their heads, giggling.

"Alright, I know tensions are up, and I'm sure everyone's anxious as I am to see what's aboard that vessel, and certainly, we're all freaking about leaving our ship and flying for light years with aliens, but we need to get some rest, " the captain stated.

"Are we maintaining communications with Eon while we're gone, " Swain inquired.

"Yes, as a matter of fact we are. The…agents, here, told me they'd send reports. Besides, if the admiral can open a channel with the ambassador then we can use that same channel, " O'Hara answered.

"Good enough for me, " Swain sang.

The Thewlian ship arrived shortly thereafter. Fitzpatrick had been the first to spot it, and she called everyone over. When it landed, everyone snatched their equipment. Quickly, they jogged over to the extended platform. The bay door was raised, and the ambassador motioned for them to make their way inside. Cautiously, they all stepped aboard, their boots clanking as they walked.

"I'm glad to see you all here. We will make introductions soon. For now, follow me."

The loadin

hip from the ground.

The only obstacle was getting the arms started, which required power from a Uranium generator. Once they were engaged, there was always power being generated and diverted to other areas including communications, life support, and anything else.

The zero-gravity generator provided movement, but not coalescence. The Explorer was a scout ship set to dock with a larger vessel, the Carrier, so, while the shuttle didn't have the ability to bend space-time fabric, it was necessary to board the Carrier. Once Swain was told that the Carrier housed numerous Explorers, and various other vessels, he grew curious about its technology.

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DeReaux and Fitzpatrick were shown twin, telescopic cannons. They were located on either side of the ship. Panels fanned back into the hull, creating an opening, allowing two turrets to protrude through the hull. The action kept the ship pressurized, and since the cannons were inside turrets mounted to a hydraulic beam, a partition between the ship's inner and outer hull created a firewall. The cannons were powered by the zero-gravity generator and fired ionized, super heated Helium-4.

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