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TRANQUILITY Part 11 [ Escape From Miranda ]

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Friday, June 19, 2009 1:10 PM

SHADOWCAPTAIN




ni hao browncoats!

i can't believe we are still flying,
but here we are.

i should recap our situation.

the crew of TRANQUILITY has crash landed on an island on MIRANDA, on the opposite side of the planet from the main miranda city.

the island is called ONYX, and was part of the PAXILLON HYDROCLORATE experiment.
the ALLIANCE had a monitoring station on ONYX to record the results of the experiment on the wildlife and plants.

they also had a secret project using a combination of sound and navigational jamming technology, to bring down ships in orbit -
supposedly as a defensive technique.

this weapon was housed in a structure called THE BLACK LIGHTHOUSE, on a peninsula on the eastern shore of ONYX.

the crew of TRANQUILITY is currently trying to rebuild her, using parts cannibalized from other crashed ships.

two other pilots of downed ship have been discovered during this time:
TERRY [reaverreaper]
WASH [pilotwash]

thanks for reading.
i can't wait to see if we get off this island.

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here's how it all started:
TRANQUILITYS journey Part 1
'Genesis'
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Friday, June 19, 2009 1:17 PM

SHADOWCAPTAIN


the 4 men leave the safety of TRANQUILITY and head out into the jungle to search for SHINY and her friend.



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Friday, June 19, 2009 3:22 PM

SHINYFRYE


Shiny tired of waiting for Terry, "can we go now?!"

Terry wrapping an old shirt that he took from his napsack around his leg. "If you hadn't shot me, we would be on our way by now."

Shiny pacing back and forth, "If u kept your mouth shut and your eyes to yourself, You wouldn't be hobbling around now would ya?"

Terry picks up his napsack throws it onto his shoulder
and starts gimping in a different direction from where shiny was going.

Shiny picks her napsack of the ground forgetting
About how heavy it is slowly lifts it onto her shoulder.
She watches terry and starts to laugh.

Terry without looking back at Shiny mutters
"The girls insane!"

Shiny hearing terry walks up next to him,
"if you only new."

Terry tries to walk faster, Shiny slows down her pace Letting terry gimp ahead.





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Saturday, June 20, 2009 12:48 PM

SHINYFRYE


..........Hours later......

Shiny still following Terry hears the the faint sound of sticks breaking, then she hears voices.
She loudly whispers, "Terry"

Terry turns to look at Shiny.
Shiny is motioning for Terry to get behind the over grown bush With her.

Terry goes to say something but Shiny puts her
finger up to her lips.

Terry crouches next to Shiny an d whispers,
" what do you hear?"

Shiny," sounds like some guys walking and talking
not sure how many."

Shiny pulls out her gun and makes a small part in the bush with one hand while the other hold the gun.

Shiny waits, The Four men come into to view. Shiny stands up, "Captain?!

Captain, "Shiny what in the sphincter in hell
are you doing behind that bush!"

The captain looks at Terry who's still crouched down. "and who is he?!

Captain staring at Terry.

Shiny, He crashed her on the planet, looking
for oreo.

Captain looking at Terrys leg,
"is that how your leg got hurt?

Shiny matter of fact, "no, I shot him."

Shiny walks over to Michael, "I'm really glad to see you, she then hesitates and whispers,"you are Michael right?"

Michael confused, "who else would I be?"

Shiny smiles, "with U, I never know."

Captain and Terry are talking

Shiny keeps glancing at the new guy.

She decides to walk over to him.

Wash see's Shiny approaching him and gets
a little nervous. She stands next to him

Shiny, Hi, I'm Shiny the mechanic on Tranquility
and you are?

Wash, I'm wash.... and I juggle geese.

Shiny starts laughing.

Captain, Ok now that we are all together lets get back to Tranquility and fix her up.







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Saturday, June 20, 2009 3:44 PM

SHADOWCAPTAIN


the group salvages many parts from the downed ship.
they bring the parts back to TRANQUILITY and begin the repairs.

SHADOW O2 and MICHAEL create a makeshift pulley to hoist the broken wing back in place,
while SHINY WASH and TERRY work on the electronics and propulsion systems.

O2:
"cap, i've been thinking. even if we get her flyin' again,
that black tower jamming device will just bring her down again before we can break atmo'.
the only way for TRANQUILITY to break free would be to have someone stay back here and hack the jamming system
at one of the terminals in the black lighthouse.
this definitely needs to be done from the 'inside'. i'm the only one with the knowledge to do this - but i'll need help.
the system is too complex for me to hack it - but not for KAT, with her technonet experience.

once she hacks it, i can reprogram the system to allow the ship to slip through.
the system will adjust to our hacking so we will need to work together simultaneously to keep ahead of it.
i don't see any other way."

*SHADOW thinks this strategy though.*

"just keep working on this wing, it's a clean break, we can fix this."





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Saturday, June 20, 2009 5:00 PM

PILOTWASH


WASH-While rebuilding the ship desides to learn about the crew so he ask them about themself and writes it down.
Question WASH asked:
what made them join the crew
the most fun to do on the ship
ask about there past

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Saturday, June 20, 2009 5:14 PM

SHADOWCAPTAIN


O2 walks up to WASH and hands him a gift:




"here, i just forged this for you, you may need it soon."



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Sunday, June 21, 2009 3:55 AM

SHINYFRYE


Shiny, "hmmm, what do we do for fun? I guess
not getting caught by the alliance or getting
killed is fun.

Wash,"I could see that.

Shiny picks a welders mask put it on then picks up the welder.

Shiny to Terry and wash, "You think you can hold the wing straight so i can weld it?!

Terry Looking at the welder, "I don't like the Idea
of you holding that thing so close to me."

Shiny staring at Terry, snaps down the shield of the welding mask and fires it up.

Wash looks at Terry, "glad I'm not U."

Shiny walks up the Ladder and starts welding.

She then thinks of something and turns of the welder and opens the shield to her mask

Shiny looking down at wash, "so tell me wash,
What do u do for fun......besides juggle geese?

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Sunday, June 21, 2009 7:58 AM

PILOTWASH


*holding wing in place*Well in my old ship I was the pilot and that was pretty fun crazy ivans where a lot of fun,but i'm always up for a game of chess or anything eles.


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Sunday, June 21, 2009 2:10 PM

SHADOWCAPTAIN


O2 comes back from the bridge:
"cap, i got the communications working, but we're still being jammed."

howling sounds come from the jungle

"lets get everyone inside for the night, we can continue some repairs on the engine in there anyway."



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Sunday, June 21, 2009 5:23 PM

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Sunday, June 21, 2009 5:31 PM

SHINYFRYE


crazy Ivans? "I never tried it before but would love to sometime."

Shiny looks at Terry,"can you hold it a little straighter?"

Terry adjusts a little, "wanna weld? or just stand there talking?"

Shiny bites her tongue.

She fires up the welder but before she closes the
shield to her helmet.

she says to wash. when we get her ( referring to Tranquility) back in the air. You can tell me
more about yourself."

shiny starts to get back to welding, when she hears the captain call the crew back into the ship.








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Sunday, June 21, 2009 5:55 PM

PILOTWASH


WASH-sure I guess never been asked that before,and i think you whould love crazy ivans with the feds on us im sure ill get to show you sometime.I'll meet you in the gallery when were out of here and we can talk.


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Monday, June 22, 2009 4:29 AM

COLOURSCHEMER


Shadow and Shiny had become used to the distant, glazed look that Michael has had for the past few days. He was working steadily, doing what was asked of him, and giving occasional, brief answers. But the spark seemed gone. Shadow had seen it before, folks see too much and just snap. Just close down and disappear into themselves. Best thing for it was to keep 'em busy, and not push for answers. Shiny, however fretted about it. And cursed the gods that the Captain was the only fella around her that wasn't institutional in the head.

Poor Wash was sure Michael just didn't like him at all, since Michael apparently just looked right past him, oblivious to the refugees presence.

Then one day, Michael turned and looked Shiny right in the eyes (which he'd not been doing lately) and asked:

"ShinyLass, whot day ist? Oi feel loik Oi juss woked up from a terrible long nightmare. Ooh is that feller whot's wondering around TQ?" as he points to Terry.

"The Lord's hairless scrotum! There's two bloks aboard Oi've never laid ois on."

He pulls a throwing knife from thin air.

"Lass, ye wont Oi should keel 'em?"

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Monday, June 22, 2009 7:07 AM

SHINYFRYE


Shiny spins around to see Terry with a shocked and Terrified look on his face staring back at Michael.

Shiny hesitates for a second then puts her hand up.
"Michael, No! it's ok he's gonna be with us for awhile. He crashed here in the jungle.

Michael slowly lowers the knife, then looks at Shiny. "what Jungle?"

Shiny, "You really don't remember?"

Terry interjects, "u ask me ?Somethings wrong with his brain pan."

Wash "sarcastically" replies,"Good observation Terry."

Shiny shoots Terry a dirty look.
Then focus's back on Michael.

Michael, we crashed here on Miranda, But we're
fixen to get outta here real soon.
Maybe in the morning.

Shiny looks at wash i just need to fix the engine
and the wing.

Wash, walks over and stands next to Shiny.
"shiny I hate to tell you,but i'm not sure
the wing can be fixed."

Shiny looks at wash, "we're getting off this ruttin planet."


Shiny turns her attention back to Michael,
Michael, you haven't been yourself lately
Do you wanna tell me whats going on?

Wash," maybe i should leave so you two talk."

Shiny, "No thats ok you can stay."









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Monday, June 22, 2009 12:11 PM

COLOURSCHEMER


"Last Oi remember was flyin' wif O2 'round about, lookin' for Cap'n. We get 'em back?"

Michael looks at his hands for an answer, one's still holding a knife, which he tosses in the air, grabs with his other hand, and spirits it away somewhere on his person. In its place is his Portable Cortex Reader, which he starts pecking at.

"Engine says she's missin' four litres of 480 lubricant in the right admix resevoir. I saw sommat in this 'ere pile o' supplies."

He rummages, and looks up with a bottle in hand.

"Oi think all the recent bloody handiwork musta got to me. That an' this skin-creepin' jungle. Some o' that is comin' back, now you mention it lass."

"But Oi'm still not sure 'bout this Terry bloke." he walks over and pokes Terry in his wounded leg.
"That looks aboot like a wound caused by Miss Shiny's piece. Ye pissed her off? Guess ye leart yer lesson, then?"

He walks over to Wash and extends a free hand, tipping his bowler with the other.

"Michael O'Sneary, at yer service. No one but Shiny calls me Mike though, zhuyi?"

He walks up the catwalk stairs towards the engine room with the lubricant.

Shiny shrugs her shoulders.
"well, he may be odd, but that's the kind of odd we've come to expect from him."

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Monday, June 22, 2009 12:52 PM

PILOTWASH


Wash-*laughing*man terry do just piss automaticly piss people off or is it a hobby?so is there a guest room me and terry have to fight over or a couch maybe a spare bunk?


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Tuesday, June 23, 2009 10:50 AM

SHINYFRYE


Shiny put's her hand to her head, "right, you both need a bunch. Follow me."

Shiny leads the two men to their bunks.
she first brings wash to the bunk closes to the bridge.

Shiny to wash, "its not great, but it's clean.
The bridge is right through that open door, you should go and check it out."

Then shiny leads Terry to the bunk next to Oreo's.
Terry walks in and drops his napsack on the floor.

Terry looking around the small room, "not bad."

Shiny "Good."

Shiny turns to leave but then stops.
"Terry, We all (referring to the crew) have
been through a lot here on Miranda and well...
Try not to take things to personal. Ok?

Terry walks over to shiny, Clearly enjoying
A softer side of Shiny, A side he's never seen
before.

Terry smiling a big smile, Shiny?! Are you getting soft on me?

Shiny walks away, "get some sleep, will ya?
We have a lot of work to finish in the morn.
I want off this rutten planet."

Shiny leaves and head to the engine room.
She see's Michael pouring the lube into the engine
she stops and watches. She hasn't known Michael
a long time, but she knows him enough, to know somethings very wrong.

Michael doesn't seem to notice shiny watching him He's now focused on his cortex reader.













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Tuesday, June 23, 2009 1:57 PM

SHADOWCAPTAIN


another night goes by with strange noises, like creatures crawling on the hull of the ship, and howling noises from the jungle.

the crew, not able to sleep, finishes most of the repairs to the engine and the other internal systems.

SHADOW walks up to MICHAEL:
"hey thanks for all your help.
i hope you'll be stayin' for a spell."

O2 walks up to SHADOW and pulls him aside:
"cap, i've been doing the math and i have some bad news. we lost a lot of fuel in the crash.
we don't have enough fuel to break atmo', we're too heavy for the upthrust we'll need."

KAT walks over to the men.

KAT:
"cap, O2 told me about his idea - of he and i staying back here on the planet to hack the system that's jamming everything -
to buy TRANQUILITY enough time to escape... i'm willing to do it."

SHADOW:
"it may not matter, O2 says we don't have enough fuel to break atmo'... unless...
*thinks*

SHADOW:
"O2, i wasn't going to leave you 2 here without a way off - the 1 working shuttle. can TRANQUILITY break atmo'
with 1 less shuttle and 2 less people.?"

O2:
"i'll re-do the math, but that's a maybe."

SHADOW:
"okay... KAT- you get everything you 2 will need to stay in that BLACK LIGHTHOUSE for a while.
i know there are already supplies in it.
if O2 says 'it's a go', then we do this 1st thing at daybreak."

KAT:
"will do cap."

O2 returns a few minutes later.

O2:
"it'll be real close cap. plus once you hit the black, you'll be running on empty.
you'll have to shoot the ship directly at a planet or space station and use your inertia to coast all the way there.
i hope your new pilot is up for that - won't be easy.

SHADOW looks at WASH:
"how good is YOUR math?"



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Tuesday, June 23, 2009 7:56 PM

PILOTWASH


Wash-*nervous laugh*it fairs im pretty good at fractions for example,*walks partly out of the room*im 1/4 out of the fire,*walks farther*3/4 and *walks out of the room laughing*and 4/4 see i told you.


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Wednesday, June 24, 2009 2:59 AM

SHADOWCAPTAIN


SHADOW smiles at WASH's unique brand of humor, realizing that it means he can fly a firefly.

"ok, i know you are a good pilot. you got your ship this far. we have faith in you."

the sun breaks a few hours later and SHADOW 'coms the crew:





"listen up all. we'll be taking off as soon as O2 and KAT signal us from the BLACK LIGHTHOUSE that they are ready to begin our plan."

the crew say their sad good-byes to O2 and KAT.

SHADOW hands O2 a map, and some personal items, including the research data on OREOS DNA to KAT:








"you 2 are part of our family.
when you shut that device down so it can't take down any more ships - and you can escape MIRANDA, you call us, and we'll come running."

SHADOW helps O2 and KAT with their supplies, into
the working shuttle, and watches them lift off, heading toward the BLACK LIGHTHOUSE to begin the operation.

'coms the crew again:
"ok crew, we need to wrap up any unfinished business here. we'll be leaving shortly."

turns off the com.
says under his breath... "one way or another."





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Wednesday, June 24, 2009 4:50 PM

SHADOWCAPTAIN


O2 'coms the crew from the BLACK LIGHTHOUSE:
"ok cap we're in."

SHADOW:
"ok everyone, strap in. we're leaving.
WASH, take us into the black."







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Thursday, June 25, 2009 6:44 AM

COLOURSCHEMER


"well, Oi'm as pleased as Satan's Uncle on a hot Persephone day to be off THAT ruttin' planet."

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Thursday, June 25, 2009 9:33 AM

REAVERREAPER


"Terry sneeks off into the cargo bay while everyone is busy or sleeping. He opens a create containing oreo's body.

Terry
Alright big guy. Lets get you to the infirmary. Made a promise and i aim to keep it. Don't know what shiny this crew wants with you, but thats there deal. And i hope you're happy. Turning over a new leaf has cost me alot of coin. So, you remember that when you're up and walkin about.

"Terry struggles to hike Oreo over his shoulder, but finally manages to do so."

Terry
Good god! you are one heavy son of a bitch, you know that?

"Terry begins heading towards the infirmary when wash steps into his path"

Wash
Why are you carrying a dead guy?

"Terry raises an eyebrow and continues to the infirmary"

Terry
It complicated kid.

Wash
Did you kill him?

Terry
Already dead when i found'em. He's part of this crew.

"shock spread across Wash's face"

Wash
That guy?! He was part of this crew? He looks like a gorram reaver!

"Terry enters the infirmy with Wash in tow"

Terry
you wanna keep it down Kid. (Sigh) he is a reaver. Or at least part reaver. He was some kind of alliance expertiment.

Wash
He's dead right? I mean really dead.

Terry
yeah he's dead, but i promised shiny that if they got me off this ruttin planet, i help bring him back.

Wash
Well thats very nobl....wait! What! bring him back?! Why the hell would you wanna do that?

Terry
Hey a promise is a promise kid. They can deal with him. I always hold up my end of the bargain.

Wash
But, he's a reaver. I'm sure the alliance is lookin for him.

Terry
Doubt it, i'm pretty sure they know he's dead.

Wash
but if you bring him back, they'll know. they'll know real quick.

Terry
I like i said, they can deal with him. not my problem.

"Wash looks down at the floor"

wash
I'm gonna go fid the captain.

Terry
What for?

Wash
I wanna know about this guy. and if he's dangerous.

Terry
Oh i'm sure he is. He's a reaver. The question is, why he hasn't killed this crew yet. Thats what reaver do, they don't...they just kill. this whole situation is weird. Hey, if you do talk to the captain, let me know what you find out.

Wash
Xie-Xie.

"Wash leaves in search of the captain. terry turns back around and stares at Oreo"

Terry
what the hell are you?

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Thursday, June 25, 2009 12:56 PM

PILOTWASH


after wandering about wash finds the captain and questions him on oreo and terry.

Wash-captain what do you know about the half reaver and why terry is dragging his dead body to the med bay?


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Thursday, June 25, 2009 4:12 PM

SHADOWCAPTAIN


"he is part of our crew... or was.
he's saved all our lives more than once."

*SHADOW gives WASH coordinates to a target far away in space.*

"we'll be out of fuel in a moment.
you'll need to point us to these coordinates and use our inertia to glide us all the way there... it's our only choice."

SHADOW continues to talk to WASH:

"ALLIANCE experimented on him and mixed his DNA with reaver DNA. it gave him heightened strength but made him very unstable...
wanted to shoot him myself a time or two.

"KAT is his sister, but i couldn't let that affect my decision to leave her with O2 on MIRANDA.
"there's a bigger picture here... other forces at work that you can't see, and those 2 are the best for the job that they have to do back there."


the readout on the control panel reads:


FUEL REMAINING: ... 03 ... 02 ... 01 ... EMPTY



"ok, now here's were it gets hairy. keep us pointed at those coordinates, dong ma?"

SHADOW heads back down from the bridge.
he sees TERRY carrying a body into the infirmary.

"what in the sphincter of hell are you doin'?"



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Friday, June 26, 2009 10:20 AM

COLOURSCHEMER


With no Cortex signal at all in the blackest of black, Michael gets so frustrated and ancy that he heads down to the cargo bay to do some knife-throwing practice.

"Bloody silence in the black"

THWAK

"Can't stop the signal, my hairy arse!"

THWAK

"...even got a signal back on that lively, green hell we escaped from back there..."

THWAK

"what in the sphincter of hell are you doin'?" Captain's voice from behind him.

SPANG! a knife misses the target and hits metal wall.

Knives still in hand, Michael peers back towards the med bay to see what the Captain is yelling about. There is Terry, corpse over his shoulder.

"Cap'n, Oi offered Miss Shiny Lass to oiff this necrophiliac juss the other day. Offer still stands, if'n ya want..."

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Friday, June 26, 2009 11:22 AM

REAVERREAPER


"Terry peers towards Michael and squints his eyes at him. Michael gives a smirk and continues his knife throwing. At the sound of the captain voice, terry snaps his attention back to the captain"

Captain
I asked you a question. What and why is oreo's body on this ship?

Terry
I made a promise to shiny...

Captain
A promise to bring his dead body on board this ship?

Terry
No. Well, yeah...i mean...

"Captain moves over to the medlab com"

"Captains voice over the com"

Captain
Shiny, if you not to busy, can you please BRING YOUR BUTT DOWN TO THE INFIRMARY. NOW!

"Shiny jumps at the sound of the captain voice and rushes to the medlab. Outta breathe, shiny enters"

Shiny
Wha...what is it? what's going on?

"before the captain and say anything, shiny notices oreo's body laying on the medlab bed."

Shiny
Captain, i can explain all this.

Captain
Good, cause with the way i feel right now, a good tale wil postpone me shooting the both of you.

"Shiny takes a deep breathe and begins telling the captain about the deal that was made between her and terry."

Captain
Ok, wait a minute. You're trying to tell me that this guy "pointing at terry" gives you so story about another guy on some planet that can help bring Oreo back to life.

"Shyly shiny answers"

Shiny
yeah...

Captain
and you believed him?

"Shiny drops her head, suddenly feeling foolish"

Shiny
I just thought...

Captain
You didn't. that's the problem here. I know you miss Oreo. Hell i miss him too, but folk don't come back from the dead.

Terry
That is not entirely true...

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Friday, June 26, 2009 11:31 AM

SHADOWCAPTAIN


SHADOW grins at MICHAELS offer and continues following TERRY into the medlab.

"infirmary's for sick people, cargo hold is for dead people... dong ma?
you best reverse direction and show some respect for my crew."

SHADOW waits for TERRY to take OREOS body to the cargo hold, and turns to MICHAEL:

"MICHAEL, if WASH keeps us on target we'll be hitting our 'bulls eye' soon.
should be able to 'com someone to help with the search for your brother from there also.

"we're still at the corner of 'no' and 'where', so communications are still a bit tetchy.
when we ran out of fuel we had to point the ship at any place that we could intersect paths with -
didn't have much of a choice so we land were we land, which, if our math is good and our pilot is true, should be a place called SKYPLEX."

SHADOW turns back to TERRY:
"fast would be better than slow."



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Friday, June 26, 2009 4:36 PM

SHADOWCAPTAIN


as TRANQUILITY gets in range of a signal,
SHADOW searches the cortex and downloads
WASH'S ID:



[ http://www.fireflyfans.net/mthread.asp?b=21&t=36030 ]



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Sunday, June 28, 2009 2:04 PM

SHINYFRYE


Shiny follows Terry to the cargo bay.

Shiny upset," can't u walk faster?

Terry," I'm trying, he's not the lightest thing to carry."


Terry with attitude, "whats wrong with you?"


Shiny, " I didn't like they way you threw me under the bus, back there with the Captain?"


Terry, Threw you under the bus?! I was telling your Captain the truth."


they enter the cargo bay, Shiny bends down and Moves the metal grate flooring aside and looks at Terry.

Shiny," I don't know what to believe and I'm still trying to figure out why i should trust you even a little.

Shiny impatiently. Well?! and motions for terry to put oreo in the compartment under the metal grate floor.


Terry, " you want me to put him in there?

Shiny,"yes, I don't want a dead Oreo staring back at me. It's kinda creepy.

Terry try's to put Oreo down, but the weight of Oreo is to much and terry looses his grip. Oreo lands with a thud.

Shiny and Terry look at each other,

Shiny," at least he didn't feel it."

Shiny grabs a blanket the was covering some crates
and covers Oreo. She then moves the floor grates back.

Shiny stands up and turns around to see terry is gone. "typical" she mutters to herself.

then she notices Michael standing on the other side of the cargo bay watching her with a knife in hand.

Shiny walks over to Michael.

Michael tosses the knife in the air, catches it by the handle then throws it hitting the target smack dab in the middle.
Shiny being impressed starts to clap.

Michaels face starts to blush.

Shiny, " Michael, will you show me how to throw like you?"


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

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Tuesday, June 30, 2009 5:29 PM

REAVERREAPER


"some hours have passed and terry sneaks back into the cargo hold. he lifts the metal grate up and uncovers oreo."

Terry
My friend, i don't think i can wait to keep my promise.

"terry pulls out a syringe and a piece of cloth. terry ties the cloth around oreo bicep."

Terry
I only hope this is enough. maybe its just me but it seems that your crew mates are being to forget you.

"Terry begins to think to himself"

Terry
What am i doing? The guy is dead and he's just grown on me.

"Terry injects the contents of the syringe into Oreo's arm."

Terry
There. Now we wait. anything past a day and a half and there no use for more. you're too far gone. If you can hear me in there, i hope you're a praying man.

"terry covers oreo's body and climbs out of the compartment. and closes the grate. making his way back to the bunnks, michael steps out in front of him"

Michael
little late to be taking a midnight stroll.

Terry
Couldn't sleep. You know, strange place and all. and i'l starting to feel that the people on board are as equally strange.

"Michael squares up to terry. noses almost touching"

Michael
I'd mind my tongue if i were you, fore i cut it out.

Terry
I'll try and keep that in mind.

Michael
You best do more then try.

"The two glare at each other. finally terry backs down and steps around him and returns to his bunk. Michael smirks and watches as terry disappears, and then turns his attention to the cargo hold."

Michael
Hmmm...I wonder...

"Michael enters the cargo hold and slowly circles the steel grate before kneeling down and finally opening the grate. Michael, rubs his forehead and perpares himself to jum into the cargo hold. but in an instant and arm reaches up, grabing him and pulls in him"

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Tuesday, June 30, 2009 5:56 PM

OREOISFIREFLY


(In a low raspy voice)

Oreo- Who...are...you?

(A slight fear glazes in michael eyes)

Michael- Names michael, i'm part of the crew now.

(Slowly and as quiet as possible, michael reaches down for a knife)

Michael- you were dead mate. it can't be possible for you to be alive.

(Suddenly a thought enters michaels head)

Michael- Terry, that bastard. he brought you back. all this time, he was the one who could do it. there was never any....

(Oreo's attention had drifted off slightly but snaps his focus back to michael.)

Oreo- I don't know what you're jawin about,but i am alive, now aren't I?

(Michael grins)

Michael- yeah you are. But not for long.

(With a quick burst michael grabs the knife and makes an attempt at trying to stab oreo, but is quickly brought to a halt. Oreo catches michaels hand and squeezes it until the knife drops.)

Oreo- Used to be part of the crew...

"Oreo curls his fist and reaches back and knocks him out cold. Michael body quickly goes limp. Oreo, pulls himself out of the compartment. He stretches and suddenly releases a bloody curddling growl. the captains eyes snaps open."

Captain- what the hell was that?

(Captain rushes to a com)

***Captain Com***

Captain- Please someone tell me they heard that.

***End***

***Shiny Coms***

Heard it too captain. What was it? Reavers?

***end***

(A dark and errie thought presents itself to the captain)

***Captain Coms***

NO SHINY! NOT REAVERS! JUST ONE! GET TO WASH AND GET HIM TO LAND!

***End***

***Shiny Coms***

LAND WHERE!

***Ends***

***Captain Coms***

ANYWHERE! JUST LAND!

***End***

(Shiny rushes to Washs bunk)

Shiny- Washs! Get Up! You Need to land this plane,NOW!

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


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Tuesday, June 30, 2009 6:02 PM

COLOURSCHEMER


[[[[This post should come between Terry and Oreo's posts]]]]]]
Terry hasn't been on the ship long enough to notice when Michael is having an 'episode' as Shiny and Shadow have started calling them. He has no idea how lucky he just was.

Mikhail leans over the hold...

"GAH! Let go of my forearm this instant you necromorphic hybrid carnivore! You know fully well that I didn't put you down here. I could barely lift your elephantine forearm, let alone your whole gruesome tenement."

Mikhail does some blindingly fast jujitsu move to free his arm and back flips out of the hold. Oreo, or his body, stiffly stands up; feet still in the cargo hold.

Mikhail grabs his head in agony, falls to the deck, and then struggles to get up. Mid-stand, he notices Oreo looking back at him, eyes red-tinged.

"Whot wif me goin' arse over apex onto the 'ard metal grating, not rememberin' comin' down 'ere at oll, an your dead self pullin' a Private Tracey, Oi'm inclin'd ta think Oi'm dreamin', dead, or ought to be wishin' Oi were."

Michael staggers over to the comm and hails the whole ship.

"Oll 'ands to the cargo 'old, if ya please! Oi think yer gonna find a mighty surprise down 'ere. An maybe someone can 'splain how Oi came to be down 'ere coz Oi surely don't."

Michael plunks down on a crate, and rubs his sore head.
[[[[This post should come between Terry and Oreo's posts]]]]]]

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Wednesday, July 1, 2009 2:15 AM

SHADOWCAPTAIN


[FEMALE VOICE IN ENGLISH]
* PROXIMITY ALERT... PROXIMITY ALERT*
[REPEATS IN CHINESE]

SHADOW 'coms the crew:
"looks like we're comin' up on skyplex, prepare for docking."

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Wednesday, July 1, 2009 2:27 AM

PILOTWASH


Wash-*wakes up and gathers his wits*Land where were still a bit from land*hears com* well that answers that.I'll go see how there doing.

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Wednesday, July 1, 2009 4:25 PM

SHADOWCAPTAIN


"ok crew, here's what it is. this skyplex place is run by a man named NISKA.
he wants to meet with us to find out why we're landing on his space station."

"i'll be takin' as many as want to come with me to meet him.
he may even have a payin' job for us, if we're lucky."

"you're welcome to stay aboard TRANQUILITY if you're not feelin' sociable."

"who's comin'?"



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Wednesday, July 1, 2009 4:51 PM

PILOTWASH


Wash-I'll come, might as well start helping.


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Wednesday, July 1, 2009 4:58 PM

OREOISFIREFLY


(the crew is assembled in the cargo hold. michael is fuming and hold ice on his head)

Michael- bloody hell, i'm going to kill that "thing" next time i see him.

(Shiny interjects)

Shiny- No, you won't. You wont touch him. You understand me?

(Michael shoots shiny a sour look.)

Michael- And what of him? (Pointing to terry) He lied to us. maybe i ought to take me frustations out on you mate. what do you think about that?

(Terry stands alone in a corner and ignore the comments from Michael)

Captain- we will deal with him later. right now, we have Nishka to deal with. So who's in?

(In an Instant a figure jumps down from the cat walk above into the middle of the group. eyes stunned at the sight of the figure)

Oreo- I'll Go.

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


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Thursday, July 2, 2009 2:13 AM

PILOTWASH


Wash-*starting at oreo*
wow i haven't you seens you where you know not living.anyone eles find that odd or is it just me?


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Thursday, July 2, 2009 8:02 AM

COLOURSCHEMER


"Cap'n, Oi think yer takin' this whole walkin' corpse an' loyin' new guy thing terribly calm, but ye know Oi stand wif you, lessen ShinyLass is goin, then Oi stand juss ahead of her, being the trouble magnet she is."

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Thursday, July 2, 2009 8:18 AM

SHINYFRYE


Shiny looks at Michael then at Oreo.
You two better figure out how to get along.
I'm not getting in the middle.
Then Shiny walks up to Oreo and looks him dead in the eyes, "You better work on that temper and not by hitting our crew mates. Michaels crew and get used to it. Shiny starts walking out of the cargo bay, but before she leaves she looks at the captain. "you can count me out of this one."

She walks out of the room.



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

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Thursday, July 2, 2009 9:24 AM

SHADOWCAPTAIN


" 闭嘴 住嘴:zhu zui (juu zway)!
all of you!
WASH, OREO, MICHAEL - with me to see NISKA.
SHINY, stay on board with TERRY."

the 4 men walk to the airlock and wait for NISKAS security team to open it.

CLUNK - SSSSSSSSSSSS, the door opens.

the security team escorts the 4 men through the halls of skyplex towards NISKA.
as they pass through the corridors, near section DL, they see a shadowy figure watching them... following them.



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Saturday, July 4, 2009 3:39 PM

SHADOWCAPTAIN


the crew is brought to NISKAS office.
after the introductions, NISKA speaks.

hands a photo with info to SHADOW as he begins to speak.
[czech. accent]
NISKA:
"i'm looking for man who will be on train going to PARADISO. this man is prisoner who is being transferred to PARADISO jail.
you can take this man away from prisoner transfer detail and back here to me, yes?"

SHADOW:
"yes."

NISKA:
"you want to know name of this man?"

SHADOW:
"as a rule, no."

NISKA:
"ahh, yes! good. good.
then you will leave soon, and when you return, your ship will be repaired and you will have new shuttle to replace missing one."

SHADOW:
"see you then.
HAPPY INDEPENDENTS DAY"

the men leave NISKAS office and walk back to TRANQUILITY. as they walk, SHADOW looks at the picture.

SHADOW:
"MICHAEL, this guy looks a lot like you!"




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Saturday, July 4, 2009 5:48 PM

PILOTWASH


Wash-Let me see!*laughing*Wow capt,got the job done before you even got it.What where you in for michael?


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Sunday, July 5, 2009 3:23 AM

SHADOWCAPTAIN


SHADOW grins at WASH'S humor.

"i'm wishin' it was that easy.
i conjure it may be his brother.
NISKA didn't do a 'second take' at MICHAEL when we walked into his office,
so either he knows MICHAEL is not the man in the picture or he has bad eye sight.
in the info he gave me it says this man has been in custody for some time.
also they are transporting him by train, so we'll need tickets... or some other way to get on-board... and off-board."

the men get back to TRANQUILITY and everyone gathers in the galley to come up with a plan before they 'shove off' from skyplex.

"ok, here's how i see 1 option:
MICHAEL and i get on the train at HANCOCK, the stop before PARADISO.
when the train is moving, we distract the guards and signal the ship.
WASH flies TRANQUILITY above the train.
SHINYS helps lower OREO down to the roof of the train.
OREO sneaks down into the train and steals our 'mark'.
once the dust settles, we get off at PARADISO.
one hitch - we may have to let MICHAEL get 'captured' temporarily, to distract the guards.
they'll think he is the prisoner and take him.
once they do a retinal scan at PARADISO, they'll find out they have the wrong man and have to release him."

"any other ideas?"



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Sunday, July 5, 2009 4:04 PM

COLOURSCHEMER


"It's a good plan. Don't mean Oi loike it much. Mostly Oi take exception to 'anding over moy brother, if it be he, to the Skyplex butcher. But, Oim 'oping Cap'ns aware o' that snare."

Michael hands two slips of paper to the captain. Tickets for HANCOCK to PARADISO, newly printed.


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Sunday, July 5, 2009 4:17 PM

SHADOWCAPTAIN


"if it is your brother, we'll 'alter' our plans.
you need to confirm his I.D. when we see him on the train, dong ma?"



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Monday, July 6, 2009 9:59 AM

SHADOWCAPTAIN


SHADOW gets off the 'com with NISKA.

"ok, i told NISKA that we need our ship to do the train job so there won't be any repairs [our payment] until we return with the prisoner.
so here's how we do this:

"WASH, you land MICHAEL and i on the planet.
from there it will look like we're just 2 people looking for passage to PARADISO via HANCOCK.
when i give you the signal, you fly above the train so SHINY can lower OREO on to it, dong ma?

"SHINY, you lower OREO on to the train when WASH says it's safe... and try not to drop him.

"OREO, take a good look at this picture.

[hands the picture of the prisoner to OREO].

"when you get on the train, grab the prisoner, then reattach yourself to the cable.
then call SHINY, and tell her to pull you back up to the ship.

"we all meet at PARADISO because the feds may grab MICHAEL thinking he's the prisoner,
but he will be stopped at the train station there.
the retinal scanner will identify him as someone else other than the prisoner.

"you ok with this MICHAEL? they can't hold you because you haven't done anything, and they don't know that you are part of this plot."

"is everyone clear on this?"



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Monday, July 6, 2009 12:35 PM

SHINYFRYE


Shiny nods at the captain, "yup."



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

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