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Beyond the End of the World, Lokians 1 By AaronDennis Characters: 4994

Updated: 2018-01-10 19:02

Chilly winds had settled over the area, making golden-green and reddish foliage dance. Thick, black shadows reached across the ground. Everything was as close to pleasant as possible, homey, even.

Admiral Lay came from the Phoenix, Yon trailing behind him. The captain looked from him to the agents. They were relaxing in chairs, but remained silent, stoic.

"Glad to see you join us, Sir, " O'Hara said.

"Even this old, Navy dog enjoys some down time, " Lay smiled.

"Everything alright?" the captain glanced at Yon, who was trying to get away from Humans, albeit politely.

"Everything's fine, " he replied, and motioned with his head to walk. They went just out of earshot. "Are you ready for this?"

"I don't have much of a choice, do I?"

"No…I suppose you don't. I won't lie to you, son, if you fail, we'll probably have to leave Eon colony to fend for itself while we protect others, like the Alpha colonies."

"Why? Why would you abandon a new colony and its people?"

"Don't you see, " Lay chuckled. "There aren't many people here, but the other colonies, the Alphas, Century…even Earth; they'll need help to stave off an invasion. Let the Lokians take Eon, and let the Thewls and Yvlekesh handle it."

O'Hara was in disbelief. Why Lay was acting so calloused was beyond his comprehension. For a second, he stared at the ground, trying to figure out the angle.

"I can't fail…."


"You have to protect our home world, make sure it isn't destroyed, because

ht his glance and excused herself, an obvious sign. O'Hara smiled to himself before sneaking from camp. He caught up to Day by a small hill.

"Care for a walk, Miss Day, " he asked with a smile.

"Love to, Mister O'Hara, " she replied and took his arm.

"That's Captain O'Hara, " he joked. She laughed and hit him softly in the ribs. They walked a little ways, just far enough from prying eyes. "I've been thinking about us, when we used to be together…I realize we've been through quite a bit more now."

"You don't have to say anything, Riley."

"I think I do…Sara, I don't think I can bear to lose you."

"You're not suggesting I stay away from this mission?!"

"What? No! We can't even pilot that space cat. No…no, what I was saying is, um, that, " he was having trouble getting his feelings out. She looked at him, expectantly. "I'm not asking you to be my girlfriend again, I'm asking that you always be my friend, my rock, the one who makes me be the best person I can be…."

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