The Cimalian Princess: Invasion – Chapter 7

The Cimalian Princess: Invasion

by AJ Marks

Chapter 7

Meia rubbed her eyes in disbelief at what she saw. She stood in a room and recognized the table right away. A few chairs lined each side of the table in a room decorated in simple tan colors. The doorway led to a small kitchen. From where she stood she saw a pot cooking on the stove. She closed her eyes then opened them again hoping to be somewhere else but she still stood in the small eating area of her childhood home.

“Little one, clean up, dinner’s almost ready,” she heard her mother’s voice say. A woman about her height, strawberry-blonde hair and green eyes stood there looking at Meia.


“And who else is there here,” her mother replied looking at Meia. “Now hurry up or the food’ll get cold.”

Meia glanced at herself confirming that she indeed was still grown. The last time she’d seen her mother she’d been five, right after her testing. ‘This is impossible,’ she thought to herself. Her mother had placed some food on the table. Continue reading

Legacy of the Guardians – Part 6

Legacy of the Guardians

by AJ Marks

Part 6

Ahmed blinked his eye open, aware of his quarters. It took a few seconds before he could recall what all happened yesterday. It all seemed like some distant, bad dream. Standing he stretched, looking down at the uniform he still had on, and quickly changed into a fresh uniform.

After brushing his teeth, and washing his face he felt a bit better, and sent a communications to the bridge asking if anything was needed of him.

“No, everything’s find captain, but you are to report to Admiral Cave when you get up,” the officer on duty said.

“Did he say why?” Ahmed asked, curious about the call.

“No sir, just to report to the admiral’s office.” Continue reading

The Cimalian Princess: Invasion – Ch 6

The Cimalian Princess: Invastion

by AJ Marks

Chapter 6

Doctor Tommy Leaver glanced once more at the patient, a female who appeared to around twenty-five years old. The uniform she had on he had never seen before. Sure it looked like a pilot’s uniform but he hadn’t seen one like it on the Akagi before. Of course what really caught his attention was the fact the woman had blue hair.

She had what appeared to be sever trauma to her head and chest. He had quickly ordered scans of the woman’s chest and head. The head mechanic, Ben, mentioned that the woman might be from the enemy fighter that crashed near the hangar.

Tommy didn’t care about that. He had sworn to protect life and this woman’s would be no different. He patched up another non-critical patient while waiting on the scans to return. Two other patients were critical as well as the woman. One he feared wouldn’t survive.

“The scan doc,” one of the nurses said to him. Continue reading

Legacy of the Guardians – Part 5

Legacy of the Guardians

by AJ Marks

Part 5

Randall had made his way back to his office, sitting there wondering what else might happen. The attack on New York had left his questioning what might happen next. He hoped it had nothing to do with the Skartians. The beep from his computer indicated he had mail, and opened the message. He blinked at the words, the second patrol squadron was under attack by a Skartian battlefleet in Earth space.

Not wasting any time he quickly raced back to the council room, seeing it still in session. He quickly made his way to his desk, looking over at Kinser and wondering if he had heard of what happened. He glanced over making sure the Skartian ambassador was still in the room, glad to see him knowing this meeting was about to get very interesting.

“Have I missed anything Kinser?” Randall asked.

“You’re back Ran Dall,” Kinser said, a bit surprised by his return. “I didn’t think you could come back after your actions earlier today.”

“New developments,” Randall replied, knowing what he was about to say. “Have you heard anything lately,” he whispered to him, leaning closer to him. Continue reading

The Cimalian Princess: Invasion – Ch 5

The Cimalian Princess: Invasion

by AJ Marks

Chapter 5

Meia ran a finger over the smooth wooden lid of the music box. Looking around her sparse quarters things seemed a bit empty to her. She had gone over the plan with the other pilots making sure they all understood their assignments. She didn’t need some fool blowing everything because they didn’t know. She also had talked with the flight leader of the battle-cruiser Oi making sure that neither ship’s fighters would be attacking the same target.

The flight leader of the Oi was also a green haired pilot, but a better disposition than Olin. Meia figured that had to do with the class of the pilot. Olin was a Beta while the Oi leader was a Delta. He wanted success over class.

Olin however seemed to want her job. She knew that the man bullied the maintenance crew. Poor Hecus had to put up with the man as much as she did. She wondered what the punishment would be if Hecus decided to throw the man out an airlock. The maintenance crew did an important job that Olin still had to learn. If their fighters were not operating then it could mean death in a fight. Continue reading