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TRANQUILITY [ Part 10 ]

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Tuesday, April 14, 2009 12:17 PM

OREOISFIREFLY


(standing Next To an old Aging tree)

Oreo- It's Time...


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Tuesday, April 14, 2009 2:19 PM

SHADOWCAPTAIN


SHADOW continues searching the lighthouse, the journals and the ALLIANCE database for info on what happened here,
and to get any more history on his crew and their past that could help them.



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Saturday, April 18, 2009 6:00 AM

MYSTGUILD


Ojin 'coms Elbarto the mission:

"Elbarto, there have been rumors of survivors from the PAX experiment on Miranda.
They were shielded from the gas by staying in Alliance bunkers designated for this very purpose."

"I have uploaded the locations of these bunkers to your ship. Find these bunkers and locate survivors."

"Ojin out"


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Saturday, April 18, 2009 6:08 AM

SHADOWCAPTAIN


SHADOW leaves the Lighthouse and goes looking for OREO, to tell him what he has found.

as SHADOW heads to the jungle he reads
BLACK LIGHTHOUSE JOURNAL #2
http://www.fireflyfans.net/mthread.asp?b=21&t=37809&m


SHADOW 'coms SHINY and MICHAEL:
"Get back to the ship now."



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Saturday, April 18, 2009 11:24 AM

SHINYFRYE


Shiny gets the Captains Com and heads back to TQ.
Shiny wondering whats wrong the Capt didn't sound
like himself.

Shiny meets Michael at the cargo bay opening.
They both enter Tranquility Shiny asks Michael
if he's heard from Oreo.

Michael shakes his head no.

Shiny heads towards the galley for a drink.

...Also, I can kill you with my brain.

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Monday, April 20, 2009 10:01 AM

COLOURSCHEMER


Michael sees Shiny asking him a question, but the buzzing in his head drowns out any ability to make out her words.

He shakes his head, trying to clear the feeling of pressure on his ears. It starts to really hurt as Shiny walks off. Before she's out of sight, Michael realizes something is seriously wrong. But he can't cry out. Somehow he knows the pain will be worse if he does. He whispers:
"It isn't mine. The memory, it isn't mine. And I shouldn't have to carry it. It isn't mine. Don't make me sleep again."
And with that a blinding pain wracks Michael's thin frame from top to bottom. Blood vessels just under the skin burst from pressure, flushing his face bright red. His fingernails dig into his palms, drawing blood just before his spasming legs give out completely, sending him face first to the deck.

Inside his head, it is all chaos and pain. Brief flashes of the evidence TQ's crew has found are washed away by bright blue-white lights and shadowy figures. The buzzing sound has become an unending high squelch.

The sound of a 190lb man hitting the deck was enough to turn Shiny around, so she pokes her head back into the cargo bay. She sees Michael standing taller and more formally than normal. His face is bruised, and there's blood oozing from both hands.

SHINY: Michael, I heard a crash. Are you feeling okay?

His usual determined, cautious look is gone, replaced by a placid stare.

MICHAEL: Did I fall asleep? Shall I go now?

Shiny grabs the comm and calls Shadow.

SHINY: Ah, Cap'n. Things just got really strange down here in the cargo bay...

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Monday, April 20, 2009 6:38 PM

OREOISFIREFLY


(Pulls out a piece of paper from his pocket)

Oreo(looking at paper)- What the hell am i doing?
I'm in the middle of ruttin jungle. Probably lost, with god knows what possibly waitin in the shadows to kick my ass. DAMN IT! IT"s LIKE BEING BACK IN GRADE SCHOOL!

(Oreo plops down on the jungle turf. he slides the piece of paper back into his pocket, at the same time pulling a cigarette out, places it between his lips and lights it. Oreo takes in a deep lung full of smokes and then exhales. Suddenly, bushes begin to rustles a yards away behind him. Oreo quickly leaps to his feet)

Oreo- what the... Who's there?

(Oreo pauses for a few seconds, waiting for a response. Nothing. Oreo chuckles to himself)

Oreo- Probably just some dumb animal

(Oreo laughs out loud only to be stifled once again by the rustling of the bushes. without hesitation Oreo takes in the direction of the noise only to be greeted by a blow to the head by some kinda blunt object. Quickly losing conscienceness Oreo manages to get a glimpse of a persons barefoot with a tattoo of a sun and moon joined together by snake of some kind.The blackness of unconscienceness sets in. hours later, Oreo awakens finding himself trapped inside a cage made of animal bones.)

Oreo- where the hell am i know?

(Oreo surveys his surroundings. it void of any human presence, or anything else for that matter. a small fire pit slowly buring out is the only thing showing signs of life.)

Oreo(sitting back against the cage)- Man, captain ain"t much gonna like the fact i done gone and got myself in another heap of fei-oo.

(suddenly he begins thinking of shiny)

Oreo- Arrgh! forget the captain! Shiny is gonna kill worse then shes probably already gonna, for walken off like i did. Things just from worse to even more worse.


Go n-eírí an bóthar leat. - May the road rise with you.


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Tuesday, April 21, 2009 10:51 AM

SHINYFRYE


Once Shiny's done comming the Captain She rushes to Michael.
Shiny," Michael your Bleeding!
Michael stares at Shiny with a blank expression
"Am I"?
Shiny Guides Michael to a crate and sits him down.

Shiny," I'll be right back."

Shiny runs to the sick bay and grabs some gauze and antiseptic then runs back to the cargo bay. She stops once she enters the cargo bay and watches Michael for a few seconds.
She's confused by the fact that Michael is Oblivious.

Michael looks at Shiny then back to staring at nothing.

Shiny walks over to him and takes one of his hands
"this is gonna sting a little." shiny pours some antiseptic on the wound. Shiny Grimaces knowing the feel of the sting she looks at Michael who has no reaction. She finishes wrapping that hand then grabs the other repeating the same process.

Once done she looks at Michaels bruised face. She crouches down to eye level (something she normally wouldn't be unable to do considering Michael is taller than her) And looks Michael in the eye's "Michael what happened?"
No response he just keeps staring off in space.
Again, "Michael are you ok?"

Michael looks at shiny but still doesn't say a word.
Shiny looks around then whispers, "AM I talking to
Michael?"
Shiny confused and unsettled straitens back up the sits on a crate across from Michael.

Shiny Talking loud,"I'm gonna sit here with you for awhile, I just wanna make sure your ok. OK?
Michael!? Shiny starts talking to herself "it figures the new guy freaks out and I'm the only one here to deal with it".

Shiny glances at Michael who's starring at her.
Shiny smiles at him. and thinks. "now he's thinking I'm nuts".


...Also, I can kill you with my brain.

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Tuesday, April 21, 2009 10:52 AM

SHINYFRYE



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Tuesday, April 21, 2009 11:12 AM

OREOISFIREFLY


(waiting for his captors, oreo slips into light sleep, hours later oreo awakens and finds himself being starred at by a familiar face)

familair face- aaaaaah...you're finally awake. you know, you talk in your sleep. I figured only children did that. but then again, you're just like a child. easy to manipulate and bend.

(Oreo louges forward, the thick boned bars of his cage stopping him just inches from his captor)

Oreo- You rat! When will you just drown!

Familiar Face- Me? I don't desert my ship like most common rats. I a special kinda rat. (Grabs oreo's out reached arm), i'm like a cockroach really. I just won't die. Not for you anyways. Not after what you did.

Oreo- Yeah, that's right. Use we for an excuse for your cowardness.

familiar face- If i were you, i'd watch what you say. Because of your lack of focus, you have given me more then one chance to end you.

Oreo- then why haven't you. Because i want you alive to witness what should have taken places months and months ago.

(Oreo eyes widen. The familiar Face walks Off)

Oreo- you'll never find'em! You're never get Her!
YOU HEAR ME! DO YOU HEAR ME....JAYKINS!!

Go n-eírí an bóthar leat. - May the road rise with you.


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Tuesday, April 21, 2009 1:15 PM

COLOURSCHEMER


MICHAEL: Young lady, you keep calling me Michael. It seems very likely that you have confused me with someone else, although I cannot imagine who. Granted, I am a bit confused myself, having woke up on the deck of this gao se freighter...

Captain walks in on Michael calling his ship gao se in a formal 'Alliance' accent, and reels a bit from the double shock.

CAPT: What the?

MICHAEL: Oh, my apologies. I shouldn't have used such foul language in front of the lady, nor in regards to your spaceworthy craft. I hope my poor physical state is sufficient reason for my bad behavior. My name is Dennis Cockrum and I....

Michael screams in pain, grabbing his head, and again plummeting face-first into the deck. There's a nasty crunching sound as he hits. He writhes and twists, and his eyes slid open as the scream abates.

MICHAEL: (looking at her upside down from the floor) Shiny, lass, that you Oi see hangin' from the ceilin'? Ta ma duh, moi 'ead is achin'. Why Oi'm on the floor?

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Tuesday, April 21, 2009 2:39 PM

SHADOWCAPTAIN


as the sun starts to set, the heavy mist rolls off the ocean and into the jungle, towards the derelict TRANQUILITY.

eerie sounds begin to echo in the distance.

SHADOW:
"let's get the ship sealed up for the night,
and find out what's wrong with MICHAELS brain pan. we go lookin' for OREO at sun-up."


SHADOW 'coms the crew:
"meeting in the galley in 10."

SHADOW contemplates telling the crew what he read
in THE BLACK LIGHTHOUSE JOURNALS.

*thinks*
could the MICHAEL in the journals be our MICHAEL?


then, more of that poem comes to mind.


'The Sun now rose upon the right:
Out of the sea came he,
Still hid in mist, and on the left
Went down into the sea.

And the good south wind still blew behind,
But no sweet bird did follow,
Nor any day for food or play
Came to the mariners' hollow!'




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Thursday, April 23, 2009 9:51 AM

SHINYFRYE


Shiny helps Michael of the floor.
She steps a few steps back and looks at him.
Trying to figure out whats wrong with him.

Michael looks at Shiny,"whats wrong?You look like
you saw a ghost."

Shiny feeling uncomfortable and confused half smile's,"I think I did, Or still am.?

Shiny and Michael not realizing the Captain left the cargo bay until his com comes through.

Shiny, "Well I suppose we should head to the galley.
Shiny motions for Michael to go first.
"after you."

Shiny is eager to hear how they are going to go about finding Oreo. She misses the big guy.

Once she enters the galley she sits across from
Michael but stares at the table waiting for the meeting to start.






...Also, I can kill you with my brain.

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Friday, April 24, 2009 5:52 PM

OREOISFIREFLY


(night falls. oreo still sits captive within the confines of his cages. noise's from his stomach begin, signifying hunger.)

Oreo(oreo talking to himself)- i'd settle for a pinecone dipped in engine oil right about now.

(oreo stares off into the night.suddenly foots break the night silence. oreo shoots to his feet.)

jaykins- it's been a few days. i would say i'm surprised you're alive, but i'm not.

(oreo glares at jaykins as his he were trying to cut him in half with his eyes)

jaykins- i must say, i'm aittle surprised, you're friends haven't come looking for you. maybe they finally came to realize how dangerous you really are.

(oreo continues to glare)

jaykins- oh please, knock off the child behavior... in the morning, if hadn't recieved word of your crew looking for you, i may just have to send them a few bread crumbs to follow.

(oreo opens his mouth, ready to say something, but like a bolt o lightning, jaykins pulls and fires a military issued pistol and shoots oreo in the chest. oreo drops to the ground, blood spilling from his chest wound and mouth as he's gaspes for air. jaykins opens the door to the cage. step in and walks over to oreo. jaykins steps on oreos hand, pulls his pistol again and fires. as his reaches down, as screams out in agony.)

(back on tranquiliity shiny suddenly lifts her head. michael stares at her in confusion)

Michael- what is it? do you hear something?

shiny- I..I...I thought i heard....nothing. nevermind, it wasprobably just my imagination.

(back in the jungle)

jaykins- Ah yes, this will do nicely.This will be the first litte crumb. i think your trigger finger will put them on the right path. what do you think?

(jaykins turns and leaves)

jaykinis- oh, i think i'll leave the door open on your cage. i really dont think you're in any shape to go anywhere anyways.

(oreo stares gasping for air as jaykins walks away. he was right, oreo wasn't going anywhere. again, hewould have to put fate in thehands of his crew or die.)



Go n-eírí an bóthar leat. - May the road rise with you.


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Saturday, April 25, 2009 1:16 AM

SHINYFRYE


Shiny is waiting Patently for the Captain.
She knows she heard something but not sure what it was. her Intuition tells her Oreo is in trouble she can feel it.

Shiny starts feeling anxious she looks at Michael,"We need to go find Oreo".

Michael,"the Captain said he will tells us the plan at the meeting."

Shiny, "ya?! well were is he?!
The rest of the crew sits around the table waiting for the Captain.

Shiny looks at 02 and Smiles, "Michael, 02 here is the best pilot in the Verse. I bet you didn't know that?!"

Shiny gets up and starts pacing the galley waiting.....





...Also, I can kill you with my brain.

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Saturday, April 25, 2009 4:10 AM

SHADOWCAPTAIN


SHADOW, walking down the hallway to the galley, hears a sound from outside the ship.
then he hears SHINY talking about hearing something outside the ship and asking were the captain is.

SHADOW:
"i'm right here, and i heard it too.
sounded like gunfire, and with OREO out there i'm guessin' it has somethin' to do with him.
guess we'll have to start our hunt sooner than i thought.
the sound sounded like it came from the northwest, so -
SHINY, MICHAEL, you 2 go north, 'long as your brainpan is ok for now MICHAEL?
O2 and i will go west. we've already mapped the east - the black lighthouse area, and a few hundred yards south is the southern shore.
KAT will stay here locked up with the TWINS.

O2:
"cap, i've got scanners back online and i picked up multiple ship signatures and transponder signals scattered all over this island.
look to be ships that crash landed maybe... seein's how there ain't no place to land proper.
one, the last one that crash-landed, even looks to be a small ALLIANCE shuttle."

SHADOW:
"O.K., let's make some torches and start huntin'."


*SHADOW worries about sending his crew out into the 'enchanted forest'*

~ And I had done an hellish thing,
And it would work 'em woe:
For all averred, I had killed the bird
That made the breeze to blow.
Ah wretch! said they, the bird to slay,
That made the breeze to blow! ~



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Sunday, April 26, 2009 2:34 PM

SHINYFRYE


Shiny gets up from the Table looks at Michael,
"lets go".
Once outside the ship shiny and Michael each grab a torch.
Michael pulls out a compass and points in a direction, "that's north."

Michael starts walking Shiny hesitates then follows
right before shiny is about to enter the forest she stops and turns looking back at 02 and the Captain, they don't notice.

Shiny takes a deep breath then exhales. she looks at her torch and steps into the forest.

Shiny whispers loudly, "Michael? You feeling ok?"
Shiny hoping all is right with his "brain pan"







...Also, I can kill you with my brain.

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Monday, April 27, 2009 9:14 AM

COLOURSCHEMER


Michael continues walking, scanning the ground for tracks. But he occasionally tilts his head so Shiny knows he's listening.

"No, Oi ain't awright. Oi've passed out twioce inside an 'our whilst stuck on a eery planet with a broke ship and missin' shipmates. Oi'd rummage thru moi memories for a comparable toim, but the thinkin' back's whot landed moi face on the deck lass time."

"Oi thought you an' crazy-Reaver-man were, ahem, close. Not too bright a fella ta wolk away from so shiny a gal-named-Shiny. 'Specially not in these trees."

"Satan's ruttin' toe-jam, whot Oi wouldn' do for moi PCR woikin again. If we've not wandered wrongly, we should be nearin' thot Allioance shuttle O2 showed us on the scanners."

Shiny keeps a few paces behind Michael, listening, glad of his returned accent, but wary. Though a twig cracks behind her, she's so intent on Michael she doesn't hear Jaykins approaching until he grabs her by the neck and crams a gun into her back. She manages a muffled cry before Jaykins gets his hand over her mouth.

Michael wheels, knife in hand to see some brute holding Shiny by the throat. He brandishes a gun at her temple.

Jaykins: "Easy there, slick. I don't know you and you don't know me. This ain't your fight. Why don't you put the knife down, and the girly won't get hurt, much."

Michael sees no other option. He drops the knife in his hand to the ground about halfway between himself and Shiny. The man glances down as the knife falls, just long enough. With a flash, Michael kicks out his leg, flinging a hidden blade out of his boot sole and into the gun-weilding hand. The man drops the gun, tendon severed.
By the time the man reacts and begins to reach for something, three more blades come zipping in. Two strike just above either kneecap (meaning one passed between Shiny's struggling legs), the third strikes the man's other hand, nearly severing his middle finger. By this time, Michael has rushed the struggling pair, and scoops up Shiny in his arms. He runs into the darkness, back the way they came, not stopping until they are sealed inside Tranquility.

Michael: "You alright?"

Shiny's eyes are wide, even more shocked by Michael than before.

Shiny: "How? I mean, where did you... Wow, that was... We have to tell the Captain. I think I know that guy!"

She comms the captain, and double-checks the airlock security.

Shiny: "Hey, thanks for saving me back there. I didn't figure you for much of a fighter, since you didn't carry a gun."

******

Out in the woods, Jaykins pulls the throwing knives from his knees and hand. He won't be running right away, but he's certainly not out for the count.

"Fine, Mister Bowler Hat. You just got added to my list."

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Monday, April 27, 2009 6:45 PM

OREOISFIREFLY


(jaykins limps into the darkness of the jungle)

Jaykins- Damnit! Its time to wipe them out. this ends here. i'll not be humiliated by a bunch of space trash.

(jaykins reaches into his pocket and pulls out a cloth soaked with blood and drops it)

Jaykins- the mice are here and here is the cheese. time to come play with the cat.

(Jaykins disappears into the jungle. a few hours later The captain makes his way along the same path as jaykins following his blood trail straight to the bloodied cloth. the captain shines a light on it.)

captain- Oh this can't be good.

(the captain reaches down and picks it up. he inspects and realizes the content wrapped inside. the captain rushes back to the ship. he finds the crew huddled around the the galley table)

Kat- captain, what are you so outta breathe for?

(the captain looks at shiny)

Captain-when you hit that guy outta there in the dark, do you think you may have wounded him then cuts or stabs.

(Shiny looks at Michael)

shiny- i don't know. he kinda came from nowhere. but Michae threw knnifes at him. i figure they would have just stuck him.

(The captain lets out a deep sigh)

captain- then we have one hell of a problem.

(the captain pulls out the bloodied cloth and places it on the table. the crew stares at it in disbelief)

o2- what the hell is that?

(The captain pulls the cloth from the object inside)

The crew- Oh my god!

shiny- is that...

kat- tell me that isn't what i think it is...

Captain- we gotta find him, and we gotta find him now.

(Back in the jungle, jaykins plops down down next to the cage. oreo tilts his head so he's facing jaykins)

Oreo(taking deep wheezy breathes)- so...its not...going...to be ...so easy...is...it?

(jaykins pulls out the last knife from his hand.)

jaykins- jesus christ, aren't you dead yet?

Go n-eírí an bóthar leat. - May the road rise with you.


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Tuesday, April 28, 2009 4:54 AM

COLOURSCHEMER


Michael sits quietly at the table, listening to the others, a throwing knife clutched in his teeth and two tiny screwdrivers in his hands. He's working on his PCR with a look of intense frustration and concentration.

KAT: "What's with the new guy?"

SHINY: "You mean dispite being crazy in the head, scary dangerous with a knife, and impossible to understand?"

At this Michael looks up, with a 'what'd I do' look, and returns to his electronics.

SHINY: "It's cause your present, Kat. He swears in about 3 different languages, especially when he's trying to fix something like he's doing now. The knife keeps him from saying something to harm your ears."

Sparks spit from the PCR, and Michael mumbles something through his knife and clenched teeth. Kat turns and looks horrorstruck.

KAT: "You filthy-mouthed rogue!"

O2: "Ah, shouldn't we be looking for the other 93% of Oreo?"

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Tuesday, April 28, 2009 9:12 AM

SHINYFRYE


Shiny laughs at Michael.

Kat shoots Shiny a look of disapproval which makes
Shiny laugh more.

Shiny composes herself then gets a serious tone,
"Captain, I think It was Jaykins"
She pause's for a second,"no I Know it was."

Captains looks at Shiny, "You know that for sure?"

Shiny nods," I know his voice, a little to well."

Michael looks up at Shiny and takes his Knife out of his mouth,
"Who's Jaykins? And how do you know him?

Shiny feeling embarrassed, matter- of- factly says, " He's Alliance, Big time Alliance and I was engaged to him."

Michael, "Does Oreo know this?"

Shiny looks at the floor, "yeah, He knows."

Shiny and the Captain exchange looks, They both remember all to well what happened when She told Oreo.

Shiny, "enough talking lets get Oreo,"

Captain, "Shiny you stick close to Michael, With his Knife skills (the captain looks at the bloody
cloth on the Table) Jaykins Will hopefully think twice about grabbing you again.

Shiny nods as she pulls her gun out of the back of her pants and checks the chamber. Satisfied she puts it back. "I'm ready."






...Also, I can kill you with my brain.

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Tuesday, April 28, 2009 1:31 PM

SHADOWCAPTAIN


"let's all go as 1 team.
if we stay together we should be able to find
94 to 99 percent of OREO."

the team heads out into the jungle together... to find OREO.



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Wednesday, April 29, 2009 8:51 AM

COLOURSCHEMER


On the way through the hanger, Michael dips into his case stored behind a crate. He pulls out a small vial, and drips some of the contents on each of his now-replaced throwing knives.

"Oi don' like folk what chop off fingers an hold lasses hostage. But I really don' like Alloince purple-bellies. This..." he waggles the closed vial "...will ensure that we'll have to boi 'im a pine crate to express our sorrow."

He also straps an ancient katana to his back and runs to catch up to the rest of the crew.

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Thursday, April 30, 2009 3:12 PM

SHINYFRYE


Shiny's following 02 and the captain when she hears
someone running up from behind.
Shiny spins around almost burning Michael with her torch.

Shiny, Michael?! You scared me!

The captain stops walking and turns around, "Shiny you ok?"

Shiny, "Yup,just talking to Michael".

Captain, "well keep your voice down, We don't wanna attract unwanted attention."

The caption turns back around and starts walking again.

Shiny rolls her eyes and says under her breath, "A little too late for that don't ya think."

Michael looks at shiny and chuckles.

they continue walking.






...Also, I can kill you with my brain.

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Monday, May 4, 2009 9:05 AM

OREOISFIREFLY


(Oreo begins to feel everything slow down. heartbeats. pulse. vision. breathing. Suddenly a distance memory flashes.Oreo steps out in an open field. the long grass blowing with the gentle breeze of the wind. birds performing aerial ballet overhead. Oreo holds his head over his eyes to block the sun. Oreo begins to walk toward a huge oak tree set in the middle of the field. as he draws closer, the sound of laughter fills the warm air. Oreo continues forward, suddenly a familiar voice is heard. "You two better be careful or you'll hurt yourselves", the voice says. Oreo crutches down to his hands and feet and continues forward. Soon other younger voice is heard. "mom, you worry to much. nothing will happen to us." Oreo comes to the end of the grass line. as he peers through the blades of the long grass, he see to children playing on a swing tied to the thickest branch of the tree. and a women, sitting on a blanket just a few feet adjacent to the children. Oreo eyes widen.)

Oreo- Mother? that means...

(Oreo glances at the children again)

Oreo- that's me and...Kat. when we was little. but how can that be? ain't no ruttin way!

(Oreo continues to watch and listen on)

Mother- oh, where is your father?

Skye- you know father, always workin.

Kat- work "ING", work "ING. Not "workin". say it correctly Skye, you sound like one of those space pirates father is always telling us about in his stories.

Skye- yeah, i know. wouldn't it be fun. to be free all the time. go wherever you wanted to. lookin for loot and treasure.

Kat (Sighing)- Look"ING"!

Skye- look. looking. looked. whatever, the point is, just think of the adventure.

Mother- just think of the punishment you'd receive from your father if you ever became a pirate. pirate in deed.

Skye- ah mother, you do know how to ruin a kids dream.

(Their mother smiles at them.)

Mother- I'm not here to ruin your dreams, just the nightmares.

(Suddenly a figure from behind the tree steps out.Kat and Skye run over to their mother.the figure is thin, with black hair, and beard. not a young man but not old either. probably in his mid to late 30's. the figure slowly walks over to the family. he reaches into a sport coat pocket and pulls out an envelope and hands it to Kat and Sykes mother. confusion stricken her face as she opens and reads the letter. tears begin to rolls down her cheeks as she begins screaming. Kat holds her mother trying to comfort her. Skye picks up the letter that has fallen from his mothers hand. he begins reading and suddenly becomes enraged and chases after the the thin figure which had already gone. Kat still holding her crying screaming mother, yells for Skye to come back, but he never does. Oreo finally stands up but instantly everything fades to black. nothingness. Oreo stops and looks around. in all directions nothing. empty. black. until he turns back and comes face to face with shinyfrye.

Oreo- shiny? is it really you?

(Shiny extends her hand out toward oreo. Oreo reaches out to grab it but i quickly meet with a fierce slap the face.)

Shiny- you gorram half breed, you left me!

(Looks back up at shiny)

Oreo- I'm sorry, i jus....

(Shiny pulls a pistol out and points it at Oreo.)

Oreo- shiny, what are you doing?

shiny- you left me, you filthy half breed.

Oreo- shiny, now think about what it is you're doing.

Shiny- did you ever stop to think about me? all those times you hurt me. DID A THOUGHT ABOUT ME EVER ENTER THAT TWISTED BRAIN OF YOURS?

Oreo-No shiny! Wait...waaaaaaaaaait!

(shiny pulls the trigger and suddenly everything shatters like a rock being thrown through a plate glass window. Oreo opens his eyes to find himself back in the middle of the jungle still in the cage bleeding.)

Oreo(exhaling and inhaling slowly)- A...stupid...ruttin...nightmare

Go n-eírí an bóthar leat. - May the road rise with you.


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Wednesday, May 6, 2009 7:54 AM

SHINYFRYE


Shiny can see the Sky getting brighter.

Shiny, "is it morning already?"
She looks at Michael

Michael looking up at the sky, "Yes I suppose it is."

Shiny slows down her pace fatigue starting to settle in. She rubs her burning eyes, And Yawns.

She thinks she hears something.

Shiny in a loud whisper,"Mike you hear that?!"

Michael turns around startled at the fact Shinys calling him Mike more than the panic in her voice.

Shiny looking up, " I think I saw something swinging from the tree's, But It's not there now."

Shiny not sure if what she saw was real or if her tired eyes are playing tricks on her. Picks up her pace.













...Also, I can kill you with my brain.

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Wednesday, May 6, 2009 8:39 AM

COLOURSCHEMER


"Well, Mike you seem to have a promising future ahead of you here at the Academy. You do prefer Mike right?"

Mikhail Orlovsky Semyonov, dressed in a smart, dark blue suit snapped his head in a curt agreement.

"Yes sir. My friends and family all call me Mike. Not so Earth-that-was sounding. And I hope only to serve the Alliance as best I can with my talents. What subject am I to begin with, sir?"

The older gentleman smiled, but not in a friendly way. The smile suggested something hidden, untold. He gestured to the building ahead of them and removed a proximity authorization card.

"Right this way. Inside, Mike, you will learn new and exciting things faster than you can imagine."

**********

Michael blinked his eyes a few times, clearing the strange images.

"No, Oi didn' 'ear it. An you knows Oi prefer moi 'ole name pronounced. ٲCraven Clotpoles! Is that a bootprint yer standin on, Miss Shiny?"

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Friday, May 8, 2009 5:28 AM

SHINYFRYE


Shiny steps aside as she looks down."yea it is and look theirs another one."
Shiny points.

Michael walks towards the other one as Shiny calls out to the Captain. Shiny go's and stands next to Michael waiting for the Captain and 02 to join them.

Shiny, "Michael I didn't mean to offend you, I called you Mike without thinking, I guess I consider you a friend that's all. I will try to not call you that again. BUT if I do I mean no harm by it."

at that moment the Capt and 02 join them.

"Captain looking at the bootprint,"IS their a trail we can follow?

Shiny looks around and see's some branches pushed back, in a way that someone brushed past them.

Shiny, "I think this way"
shiny starts walking and the crew follows.

Shiny,"captain I'm not great at tracking but I'll do my best."

Michael,"looks like you don't have to be".
Michael looks at the Captain, Theirs more bootprints heading in this direction."

Captain,"It seems whoever this person is want us to find him."

Shiny, "you think it will lead us to Oreo?"

Captain, "well, we're gonna find out."

The crew follows the bootprints. Shiny stays back
a little. feeling hurt by Michael. But not showing it. She keeps a small smile on her face, but anyone who knows shiny would know its forced.


...Also, I can kill you with my brain.

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Friday, May 8, 2009 8:12 AM

COLOURSCHEMER


Michael notices that Shiny is behind everyone, and turns and strides around behind her.

"Shiny lass, Oi ain' gonna let that narsty Alloiance brute sneak up on ye again, ifn Oi can help it. Lookit, Oi don' know why bein' colled Mike gets to me so. It's loik sommat walked over moi grave. But Oi ain' mad. You seen whot I do to folk what make me mad, eh?"

* * *
Mikhail was back in the chair. Three men in suits stood over him, backlit by bright light. The slim one spoke in a crisp lilt.
"Mike, Mikhail. You cannot keep getting so mad about the little things. And you certainly cannot keep breaking your fellow students just because your mad. So here you are again. For a bit of program adjustment. Call it version 2. Should give us a great deal more control over your *ahem* carnal vehemence. Just sit back, this will only hurt for a moment.
* * *

Michael shakes his head and turns to Shiny as they are still walking.
"Did Oi fall asleep?"
Shiny didn't answer. She was staring at something in dumbfound silence. Terror, relief, and anger flashed across her face in rapid succession. As Michael turned to see O2 and the Captain kneeling beside a metal cage with Oreo in it, Shiny made a sudden movement that brought her forward and Michael reeled to see she had pulled her gun.

Oreo- shiny, what are you doing?

shiny- you left me, you filthy half breed.

A cruel laugh from somewhere in the trees broke through the awkward silence. Jaykins sneer seemed to come from everywhere at once.

"I was just about to knock you all out and deal with you one at a time. But I have to see how this turns out. So finish your unrequited vengence little lady. But don't you four try to run. There are electro-static incapacitators all around you. Just let me enjoy your little drama before I kill you."

O2, Shadow, and Michael had been scanning the forest canopy, trying to locate the source of the mocking voice. But Oreo and Shiny's eyes were locked in some silent discussion, or battle.

Then there was a terrible, explosive bang and all hell broke loose.

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Tuesday, May 12, 2009 1:50 PM

SHINYFRYE


Shiny stares into Oreo's eyes.
Oreo's eyes keep darting back and forth from shinys eyes, to her shaking hand that's holding the gun.

Shiny's head tilts a little hearing a familiar voice taunting her.... shiny whispers "Jaykins"

At that moment a huge explosion erupts
Shiny ducks a little looks at the trees and shoots in the direction of the voice.

Shiny stands frozen unaware of all the chaos around her,
tears are streaming down her face.

She faintly hears her name being called.

Shiny doesn't respond or move.
She's in shock, at what she almost did.

...Also, I can kill you with my brain.

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Wednesday, May 13, 2009 7:50 AM

OREOISFIREFLY


(Even with the chaos unfolding around the crew, oreo manages to keep his glazed over eyes trained on shiny. Debris is flying everywhere. A faint ringing begins to sound in Oreo's ear. a death toll. The end was almost near. Oreo always knew he wasn't ever gonna be a happy ending. Just like on silas 5. Supposed to sacrifice himself to save the crew. Instead he was picked up by ruttin reavers. Beatin within inches of his life. and even still he had to be rescused. Now this. shoot, bleeding and bodyparts missing. The one person who captured his feelings is holding a gun towards him. No, no happy ending at all. It had to end sooner or later. Guess all the different ways to die had been explored. This way the last one. Simple. painful. Death. The nightmares comes real and you realized you ain't been much in the weak pathetic existance offered to you as a life. Robbin. Murderin. hidin. experiments. What kinda life is that. Ain't never done no good for anyone. A sudden realization came over oreo. this time, it was for real. The reaver syndrome, the half breed will finally be at rest and the verse will have one less alliance toy plaguing them. it over. the clock is winding down. Shadows close in and the lights fade to black. and the last image is of the girl who captured a heart of an alliance weapon, holding a gun towards it. i'm part of the verse now. forever.)

Go n-eírí an bóthar leat. - May the road rise with you.


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Thursday, May 14, 2009 11:27 AM

SHINYFRYE


Shiny's still in shock, but the faint sound of her name brings her out of it.
She looks around her and realizes all the chaos, her heart starts beating fast,
she wipes her eyes and looks for Oreo.
She see's him laying on the ground of the cage, She runs over to him calling his name. "Oreo....Oreo!"
Shiny runs inside the open cage and drops to the ground beside Oreo. "Oreo can you hear me! Oreo!"
Shiny starts wiping his face with her hands. Panic stricken she Tries to get Oreo up but He's too heavy for her small frame.

Shiny, "Oreo, I'm so sorry... I'm so sorry".
shiny Starts crying.
She leans in real close
but she cant tell if he's breathing.

Shiny repeats over and over...
"I'm sorry, Please don't leave me".

She sits there with Oreos head in her lap she leans over him and kisses him,
her tears fall onto his face.
In a whisper she keeps repeating,
"Please, Don't leave me." .
She doesn't care about whats happening around her.

Shiny hears someone calling her again,
She looks up and she see's Michael.
He's standing at the opening of the cage,
looking at her and Oreo.
Michael runs over and looks at Oreo,
He kneels on the ground next to shiny and lays his head on Oreo's chest.

Michael, "I think he's gone."
Michael looks at Shiny,
Then puts his hand on her shoulder.

Michael, "I'm sorry."

Shiny looks down at Oreo and starts sobbing.

Michael," We need to go."

Shiny shakes her head no.

Michael, "Shiny Your going to get yourself killed."

Shiny, "I don't care anymore."

Michael looks at Shiny Knowing full well she means it.
He Quickly Picks her up
and Throws her over his shoulder and starts running for cover.

Shiny, Sobbing and upset starts yelling at him.
Michael doesn't pay attention.
Shiny starts yelling Oreo's Name over and Over.
She watching him as they get further away,
Still calling him.
And for a split second,
Shiny thought she saw him move.

Shiny in a panic starts yelling at Michael,
"He moved, Oreo Moved!

Once Michael feels he's at a safe distance for the moment,
He puts shiny down onto the ground,
He looks her in the eyes
and in a serious tone says...

"Shiny, Oreo is gone you need to accept it.
It will do You and US no good if you carry on like this.
We are in a serious situation and You need to compose yourself.
I know you don't care what happens to you at the moment, but you need to think of the rest of the crew."

Shiny looks at Michael, she knows he's right.

Still sobbing Shiny nods her head
She starts wiping her eyes trying her best to compose herself, and in a low, defeated voice she says.
"were is the Captain and Do we have a plan?"










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Thursday, May 14, 2009 4:24 PM

SHADOWCAPTAIN


SHADOW sees a very bright flash of light through the jungle trees. then, a second later, the sound of a huge explosion throws him backwards.

shrapnel rains down all around him, sounding like bullets hitting all the trees around him from some giant machine gun.

SHADOW wakes up on his back.
he opens his eyes.
he tries to stand up but he is stopped by a sharp pain in his chest.
he sees a piece of debris lodged in his chest.

he begins to pass out from blood loss.

he wakes up moments later to the sensation of being carried by 2 people.

again, he passes out.

he wakes up once more.

he's on his back, in a small boat on the ocean.
the sea is unusually calm.
SHADOW can see the sun, but it looks red and distorted.
he hears the voices of the 2 people that carried him off - faintly... indistinguishable.

again, the words of the 'earth that was' poem echo in his head:


Nor dim nor red, like God's own head,
The glorious Sun uprist:
Then all averred, I had killed the bird
That brought the fog and mist.
'Twas right, said they, such birds to slay,
That bring the fog and mist

The fair breeze blew, the white foam flew,
The furrow followed free;
We were the first that ever burst
Into that silent sea.

Down dropt the breeze, the sails dropt down,
'Twas sad as sad could be;
And we did speak only to break
The silence of the sea!

All in a hot and copper sky,
The bloody Sun, at noon,
Right up above the mast did stand,
No bigger than the Moon.

Day after day, day after day,
We stuck, nor breath nor motion;
As idle as a painted ship
Upon a painted ocean.

Water, water, every where,
And all the boards did shrink;
Water, water, every where,
Nor any drop to drink.

The very deep did rot: O no
That ever this should be!
Yea, slimy things did crawl with legs
Upon the slimy sea.

About, about, in reel and rout
The death-fires danced at night;
The water, like a witch's oils,
Burnt green, and blue and white.




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Sunday, May 17, 2009 7:41 AM

SHINYFRYE


Shiny and Michael crouched down behind some bushes peer over the top trying to assess the situation.

Shiny whispers, "I don't see the captain, Do you?"

Michael looking around whispers back, "No, But I think the explosion might have been the electro-static incapacitates something must of short circuited them".

Shiny whispering, "You think?, If that's true then we should make our way back to the ship."

Shiny and michael hear a voice calling out for Shiny, out of instinct michael and shiny duck back behind the bushes then slowly peer back over.

Michael being sarcastic, "Seems that your friend Jaykins is looking for you."

Shiny,"so It seems."

Shiny stands up and walks towards jaykins.
Jaykins now has his back turned and is looking down at Oreo's body.
Shiny is about ten feet away from jaykins. He doesn't turn around.

Jaykins," So you decided to come to me after all."

Shiny stops walking and looks at Oreo then back at Jaykins.
Jaykins turns around and see's shiny pointing a gun at him.

Jaykins, "Shiny would you really shoot me? Isn't one loss enough.

Shiny,"it's your fault, you did this to Oreo and now your gonna pay."

Jaykins, "No. I think you have it backwards shiny, It's your fault. It's you I wanted Not that thing. Jaykins pointing to Oreo.

Shiny stands there with the gun pointed, Jaykins starts walking slowly towards Shiny.

Shiny yells, "stop Or i'm gonna shoot you!"

Jaykins getting closer to shiny, "It's not in you shiny, Your to proper for that."
Jaykins starts picking up his pace almost reaching shiny.

Shiny shouts, "stop"
all of a sudden Jaykins stops looks at his chest then at shiny and drops to the ground.

Shiny stands stunned and looks at her gun.
then back at Jaykins.
Michael is standing over him.

Michael, "Shiny my be to proper, But I'm not."
Michael reaches down and pulls his knife from jaykins chest.

Jaykins in pain, lets out a yell.

Michael, we should go before any of his friends show up.

Shiny and michael head back into the forest. just before they enter, they both turn around and take one last look at Oreo then jaykins (who is yelling in pain) then they both enter the forest.

Shiny, "michael do you know the way back to the ship? Or are we the blind leading the blind.

Shiny smiles then lets out a much need laugh.










...Also, I can kill you with my brain.

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Sunday, May 17, 2009 10:48 AM

SHADOWCAPTAIN


SHADOW wakes up again, on the floor of the boat.
he hears the 2 men talking.

man #1:
"HUNTER, what do you propose that we do with him?"

man#2:
"he must have been on this island for a while, he'll have info on a way to get off this rock...
or at least know where we can get help."

HUNTER goes back to navigating the boat, then turns back to his mate:
"KEEPER, watch the horizon, the savages in black were learning how to build a boat last time we saw them."

SHADOW mumbles:
"not savages... reavers."

HUNTER:
"what?"

SHADOW tries to get up but drops back down on his back.
he reaches out, but his arm falls back to his chest in weakness.
he feels for the chain with the cross pendant around his neck.
all he feels is a rope.

he passes back out.



And some in dreams assuréd were
Of the Spirit that plagued us so;
Nine fathom deep he had followed us
From the land of mist and snow.

And every tongue, through utter drought,
Was withered at the root;
We could not speak, no more than if
We had been choked with soot.

Ah! well a-day! what evil looks
Had I from old and young!
Instead of the cross, the Albatross
About my neck was hung.



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Monday, May 18, 2009 8:52 AM

ELBARTO


(Elbarto, Lao, and Claire walking through the forest)


Claire: According to the coordinates we got from the shuttle, there should be some survivors in a bunker after this next rise.

Lao: bout time.

El: Why are you in a hurry? those reavers stripped our ship. we need to find another ship to get off this rock.

Lao: All I meant was that we could have been here sooner if someone hadn't left the rock climbing gear on the shuttle.

Claire: Hey, it was a good workout.

El: yeah it --

(Suddenly the trio hears gun fire in the distance followed by an explosion.)

claire: What was that?!

Lao: Maybe the reavers found someone else.

El: Either way it's not our problem. We'll check out this bunker then we'll swing that way to see what happened. Ok, move out.



When you can't run you crawl. When you can't do that...well...you know the rest.

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Wednesday, May 20, 2009 7:15 AM

COLOURSCHEMER


Mikhail stood over one of his instructors, a makeshift blade of broken steel in his hand. The instructor attempted to cry for help, but a foul-smelling foam erupted from his mouth instead.
"That, sir, would be your lung tissue dissolving from the toxic hydraulic fluid I put on the blade. You have approximately 90 seconds of life left. I hope you manage to absolve yourself in that time, before the devil take you."
Two more instructors arrived just after Mikhail climbed up into a ventilation shaft. The turned to one another.
"He's coming along quite nicely. It will be time to put him in the blue suit soon."
"Agreed. He will make a fine addition to the Hands of Blue."
********************************************

Jaykins stopped screaming and started vomiting blood. It was a very short, very painful last 90 seconds of his life.

Michael turns to Shiny.
"Miss, you olroight? Larfing don' seem much loike yer usual response to two men you knew well springin' the mortal coil. But yes, Oi know the way back to the ship. An' then Oi think we..."

Michael fell like a stone, to the ground, laying flat on his back. For a few seconds he was still, but then he began flailing and crying out in pain. Before Shiny could kneel down next to him, he sat bolt upright and turned to Shiny with a greedy, leering expression.

"Well, hay thar sweeet thang. Ain't you just the picture of perfection. Mah name's Mikey, let me biy you a drank."

He extends a hand, Shiny (startled) attempts to take his hand and shake it, but he suddenly reaches past and pinches her on the butt. Reflexively, Shiny decks him with the butt of her pistol, and he sinks to the ground.

"Oh gods! What is going on?" Shiny is nearly in tears, realizing how vulnerable she is alone in the woods with a pschyco. "Where in fay-fay duh pee-yen is the Captain?"

Michael groans, and cracks one eye open and mutters:
"Shiny Lass, Oi 'ad the oddest dream whot you knocked me in moi 'eadbone with yur gun. An' now, moi 'ead really 'urts like it were true."
He struggles to his feet, with an arm out for support from Shiny, who quickly steps away from him.

"Mike...ael... Ah, you were being all weird and crazy again." she cocks her gun and points it at him. "Trust me, I'll only shoot you if you do something stupid or dangerous. Can you get us back to the ship or not?"

Michael stares, astonished at the gun and the hard look on Shiny's face. "Lass, you've 'ad a 'ard day, ain't ye? Aye, Oi trust you. Guess Oi'll lead an' you follow."

They slowly make it back to the airlock door of the ship.

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Thursday, May 21, 2009 6:03 AM

COLOURSCHEMER


Back at TQ, Michael becomes a frenzy of effort. Within a few moments, he has the working shuttle humming and ready for takeoff. He sticks his head out into the cargo bay and yells:

"Hey, Shiny Lass! Let's get goin'! It be you an' Oi 'gainst the world fulla folk what hate us, it seems. Oi figger the best way what we can foind the Cap'n is from the air. An so long as Oi don't hafta kill no one, Oi ought to manage to stay not-crazy."

Shiny is immobilized by her anger, fear, and mourning. She's not sure she can trust Michael, but doesn't really know what else to do.

Then O2 walks back on board.
"You guys could have waited for me back there. What's that crazy Irishman doing in our shuttle?" He runs up the stairs to the shuttle. "Hey, why don't you let me fly."

Shiny wanders up slowly to the hatch. "Guys, I'm going to stay here. Someone needs to look after the twins, and try to get TQ flying again."

At this sudden change of plans, Michael blanches and looks uncertainly between 02 and Shiny. "Oi don' know. Oi'd feel better if Shiny an' Oi went lookin' for the Cap'n..."

Shiny's voice goes from distant to hard and cold. "No, Michael. You're in no shape for flying, and I'm not leaving you here alone with the twins either." She unholsters her gun and hands it to 02. "Be safe. Find our captain. Come back before sunset."

02, though taken aback by her sudden command authority, takes the pistol and holsters it, and gives her a squeeze on the shoulder. "Before sunset."

As Shiny turns and walks away, Michael sinks into the shuttle passenger seat, abashed. The shuttle rises up and 02 begins a spiral search flightpath.

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Thursday, May 21, 2009 8:34 AM

SHINYFRYE


Shiny watches the shuttle lift off from the hatch that she just opened. She just needed a little fresh air. As she watches the shuttle disappear out of sight, She walks over to a crate and sits on it, lost in her thoughts.

Storm, "Shiny, I sense sadness."
Shiny startled looks next to her, "Storm I didn't know you were here?"

Storm, "I don't think you have noticed a lot lately."

Shiny not being in the mood snaps at him, "Storm I don't know what your talking about, And I don't think I want to."

Shiny jumps of the crate and pushes it hard against the wall. then turns and looks at storm and in an angry tone, " I just want to be left alone, Go find your sister.

Storm, "shiny don't let your hurt affect the ones around you, Things will turn around for you." You will be happy.

Shiny Yells, "HAPPY?!, What do you know about my happiness, Your just a child. PLEASE go find your sister!"

Storm looks at shiny, surprised at her anger turns and leaves.


Shiny stands on the ramp of the open hatch and looks up at the sky, She turns around walks up the ramp and hits the button and as hatch closes, Images of Oreo runs through her mind.

Shiny turn and walks to the galley grabs a drink from the fridge, she opens it and sits down. She stares long and hard wondering about Michael.
She takes sip thinking, "there more to him than meets the eye."









...Also, I can kill you with my brain.

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Saturday, May 23, 2009 2:55 PM

SHADOWCAPTAIN


shadow wakes up with a terrible thirst.
he hears the sound of a shuttle fly overhead,
and sees a glint of metal in the sky.

[echoing]
There passed a weary time. Each throat
Was parched, and glazed each eye.
A weary time ! a weary time !
How glazed each weary eye,
When looking westward, I beheld
A something in the sky.



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Monday, May 25, 2009 9:57 AM

REAVERREAPER


Been on the trail of this damn guy for months now. finally tracked him down to this back hole of a planet. also, did a buzz and picked up the scent, about 40 clicks from my land point. looks to another ship.
Classification; FireFly. Ha, gorramnit. the infamous Tranquility. i heard stories bout her and her crew. Gonna need to tread soft, don't know who else is down here. just need to pull a fast extraction and get the hell out.
another twenty or so minutes, i'll make my decent. gotta finish making sure this ol'rust heap'll make it down in one piece. saved for years to own my own piece of the black and wound up with this junker. but i gotta say, that sales man cheated me fair and square. Ha. Thats also why he's layin ten feet under, but alls fair in cheatin and stealin.
The approach beakon is sounding, better strap in. Currently my angle of trajectory is....not good. great my stablizers are jammed. gonna have to glide her in, which means i'm crashing. gonna make a lot of noise, folks gonna know i'm here. ain't got no choice. Turbulence. wind sheers, this is goin to be a hell of a ride. Need to expanded extenders. engage back thrusters...alright. its all skill from here. just need to avoid the trees. and the rocks. and mountains. the cliffs. any animal bigger then this ship, damn it!
Ok, there. i see it just over that tree line a clearing. i'm gonna need to come in low, if i'm lucking, i'll only lose my landing gears. bring her in on her belly . grounds coming up a might quick, cause worry bout that now. alright ol'boy, time it just right, pull back on the controls and ...
it's quiet now. lots of smoke. i seem to be okay, few bumps and bruises. i've had worse. my ship is done for though. gotta get outta here before i sufficate. the ground is soft with green lawn beneath my feet and the tree line that starts into the jungle is about hundred yards in front of me. i'll grab my gear, better be prepared for anything. I need to find this guy, he's my meal ticket to better life.
time to go and begin my hunt. i'll do a quick sweep first. see if i can spot anyone or anything. maybe that ship i buzzed earlier.

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Monday, May 25, 2009 11:36 AM

SHINYFRYE


Shiny gets up with her drink in hand and walks to the cargo bay and opens the hatch looking up to the sky, looking for any sign of the shuttle.
She stands there and takes a sip, her eyes start scanning the forest around her, For once its quiet no eerie sounds.
She was hoping that would be a comfort but not. She was used to the sounds so the fact there is none worries her the more.

Shinys attention is focused on smoke rising above the tree's in the distance. She debates if she should go investigate it or not.
She starts walking down the hatch and stops once she hits the ground.
Shiny thinking..."what if its the Captain or Michael and 02, Shiny feels sick at the thought.

Then she hears Summer.

Summer,"Shiny, don't leave us alone. I'm scared.

Shiny turns and looks at summer and storm holding hands. Shiny knows she hasn't told them about Oreo yet,but senses they know.

Shiny takes a deep breath turns her head in the direction of the smoke for a few seconds thens turns back to the twin.

Shiny," I'm not going anywhere, come on you two back in the ship.

Shiny makes a shooing motions towards the twins.
They both walk back up the hatch once shinys inside she motions for storm to hit the button.
Shiny stands there looking at the smoke rising above thr forest for as long as she can, until the hatch closes.

Shiny runs to the bridge and try to com
The shuttle. "Michael? 02? can you hear me?

Shiny sits in 02s seat waiting for a reply, its only a few hours until sunset.


...Also, I can kill you with my brain.

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Wednesday, May 27, 2009 4:18 AM

COLOURSCHEMER


MICHAEL:
"The devil's dirty intestine's! Did ye see thot otter ship, O2? Oi got a bad feelin' about oll these ships that suddenly shown up on Miranda. Oi think it's gettin' owfully crowded down 'ere."

O2:
"You're not suggesting we leave the captain behind are you? Because I'm really not up for putting down a pathetic attempt at mutiny, got me?"

MICHAEL (staring out the windows)
"Oi got no intention o' mutiny-in'... mutinizin'? mutineerin'? or any such trouble. But Oi got a strong urge ta stay alive. Some'ow, Oi figgur ye do as well.

(he reaches down and hits the comm)

"'Ey, Shiny Lass. We jus' saw another ship crash nearby. Too crowded by far, Oi'd say. Oi bet the Cap'n will be as 'appy as the rest of us to git off'n this ruttin' planet. 'Ow's repairs on yon Firefly goin'?"

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Wednesday, May 27, 2009 8:32 AM

REAVERREAPER


The thicket of this jungle is great. Makes it hard to move about. but, i need this payday. ain't gonna be doin this the rest of my life.

(Noise just a few feet away)

Got my repeater ready. Move slowly. night be just some dumb animal or something. It has to be. i see a cage...and theres something...someone? it's a ruttin person.

(Kneels down next to the person)

This guy is dead. Wonder what killed him. He's a big guy too. Fingers gone. Possibly his trigger finger and he's been shot in the chest. poor sap.

(stands up)

Looks like i'm going to have to be on my toes round here. I'm starting to get the sense that things ain't to friendly round these part.

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Wednesday, May 27, 2009 2:08 PM

SHINYFRYE


shinys startled when Michaels com comes across.
She had fallen asleep in 02's seat waiting for their com.

She sits up and coms back," I saw smoke raising above the tree in the distance, Glad to know u and 02 are ok. Um.... About the engine, Yeah I'll get on it."

Shiny ends com, with all that has happened she forgot about the engine. Shiny stands up, stretches and yawns.

on her way back to the engine room she passes
Oreos bunk she slows down and looks at the door, She sighs then keeps moving.

once she enters the engine room she walks to her shelf and grabs some tools.

She opens the engine and gets to work.

...Also, I can kill you with my brain.

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Thursday, May 28, 2009 8:27 AM

REAVERREAPER


hello, whats this. Footprints leading to the north and two pair of prints leading to the east. hmmm...think i'll head north. only one person to track. shouldnt be to hard to handle if trouble surfaces.

"a few miles later"

damn. this must be that ship i buzzed. Looks desserted. the cargo hatch is only.

(cocks repeater and slowly walks up to the ship)

Would you look at that. Tranquility. Outta all the planets in the verse i gotta pick this one.

"a noise from behind startles R.R"

WHO THE HELL ARE YOU?!

storm
I am storm. I live here. in the ship.

RR
What are you doing here all alone?

Storm
I am not alone.

RR
What? there are others? where are they?

Storm
Out looking for the Captain.

RR
You're the only one on board?

Storm
My sister and shiny are on board as well.

RR
look. i'm not lookin to hurt anyone. I'm just here to find someone.

Storm
you looking for Oreo.

RR
I don't know the guys name. I just know the alliance is paying big coin to get this guy.

"another figures walks up from behind storm."

RR
Another child? This is your sister i reckon?

Storm
Yes, this summer.

RR
Tell me more about this oreo.

"Storm and summer both take turn telling the strange man about oreo"

RR
Great, that must have been the dead guy back in the cage.

"The shock of surprise are seen in both summer and storm"

Summer and storm
Dead?

"the pair close there eyes shut"

Summer
He's right. i can't feel Oreo's life. he's gone.

Storm
We must tell shiny.

"The pair off back into the ship and disappear"

Well, i guess once again my mouth is quicker then my brain. I probably should go back to the cage and look around some.

"Turns away and enters back into the jungle"

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Thursday, May 28, 2009 12:21 PM

SHINYFRYE


Shinys bent over the engine working when she hears
storm.

Storm, "Shiny there was a strange man in the cargo bay."

Shiny straightens up, "what do you mean? Is he there now?!"

Shiny puts down her tools and grabs her gun from the back of her pants.

Storm, "He left, I think he was looking for Oreo."

Shiny confussed," Oreo?"
Shiny starts feeling uncomfortable and the twins
sense it.

Shiny walks to the cargo bay and the twins follow.

Shiny,"who opened the cargo bay door?"

Shiny walks over and hits the button.

Shiny, You both stay inside the ship, and don't open the hatch!"

Shiny turns to walks away when summer says...
"Oreo's gone, he's dead isn't he?"

Shiny puts her head down and quietly say's "yes,yes he is." She walks back to the
engine room, the twins don't follow.

Shiny grabs her wrench and go's back to work.
She cant help but think who this strange guy is and what he's doing on Miranda.
Shiny whispers," Michael please hurry back."













...Also, I can kill you with my brain.

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Thursday, May 28, 2009 4:29 PM

REAVERREAPER


"arriving back at the body"

I guess you are my guy. humpf. all the stories i heard of a tough as nails outlaw and here you are, dead. Alliance ain't gonna pay me for a rotting corpse. unless...i gotta get you to Ho'jin. Even though you're dead, they can bring you back. then i can turn you in and get my reward. but i don't have a shi...Tranquility. looks like i'm gonna have to go back and make a few new friends.

"dragging the body back to the ship and hiding it underneath some bushes."

RR
HELLO! Can you hear me! i'm not going to hurt anyone! can you hear me? Summer? Storm?

"Summer approches shiny who is back working on the engine"

Summer
Shiny?

Shinyfrye
yes summer. what is it?

Summer
the man is back

"Shiny jumps up. pistol in hand"

shinyfrye
i thought i told you two to keep the cargo bay closed!

storm walks up"

storm
it is closed.

Shinfrye
then how do you know hes here?

Storm and summer
we can sense him

"shiny a hand on her hip and takes in a deep breathe and sighs"

shinyfrye
is he hostile

Summer and storm
hostile?

shinyfrye
yes. hostile. is he thinking bad thoughts?

"Summer turns to storm"

Summer
Dark things like Oreo used to.

Storm
No. he is not as far as we know.

Shinyfrye
i am going to regret this, but come on lets go see what he wants and why he's here.

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Friday, May 29, 2009 2:11 PM

SHINYFRYE


Before Shiny makes her way to the Stranger she coms Michael and tells him of the situation.

She slowly makes her way to the cargo bay the twins are following her despite the fact Shiny
keeps telling them to go hide.

She enters the cargo bay and points to an area.
Summer and Storm hide behide the crates.

Shiny hits the button then holds her gun straite
out her eyes fixed, waiting for one wrong move and she'll shoot.

AS the hatch drops open she see's a guy standing
With his arms up in the air.

Shiny, "Don't move a muscle or i'll shoot."

The Guy can clearly see Shiny is not Joking.

Shiny, "you better start talking, And tell me why
you were in my ship, And why your hanging around like some stray dog."

The guy starts to take a step and shiny shoots
the ground just missing his foot.

Shiny yells, "start talking!"


...Also, I can kill you with my brain.

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Friday, May 29, 2009 4:17 PM

SHADOWCAPTAIN


SHADOW wakes up again on the boat, this time his wounds have been patched.

he hears the sound of a shuttle flying over head.

SHADOW gets up, winces with pain, and staggers to see the shuttle in the distance.

he sees the 2 men on the bridge of the ship, both looking forward as they sail.

SHADOW looks around, and finally finds a flare gun in a sea chest.

he takes it out and fires it into the air.

HUNTER:
"what the...."

SHADOW sinks back down to the floor.

*thinks*

i hope the shuttle was not too far away to see the flare.

then he thinks he sees a glint of light reflecting off the shuttle as it turns around:



At first it seemed a little speck,
And then it seemed a mist;
It moved and moved, and took at last
A certain shape, I wist.

A speck, a mist, a shape, I wist!
And still it neared and neared:
As if it dodged a water-sprite,
It plunged and tacked and veered



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