Storm Clouds – Part 10

Storm Clouds

by AJ Marks

Part 10: The Trap

Adama sat at his desk impatiently waiting for any news from the Agamemnon. The scanners still indicated the ship there and the last report from Tigh indicated a meeting with the unknown group. He still had a lot of questions about what was going on, and what other group was out there. A light knock on the door caused him to look up.

“Enter.” The door opened revealing Crystal standing there. “Come in.” he said to her, watching as she came in and sat down. The young woman with highly developed powers became a welcome distraction many times. “What can I do for you?”

She remained quiet for several seconds, normal for her before saying anything.

“The feelings have changed,” she said quietly. Adama leaned forward, resting his elbows on the desk as she took a breath and continued on. “It’s a choking feeling, someone is searching for us.”

Adama quickly thought about the Cylons, but closed his mind as quick so Crystal did not pick up his uneasiness.

“There is a group looking for us, ones we are trying to avoid,” Adama said.

“The two are different,” she finally said after another lengthy silence. “The choking feeling and searching, two different feelings.”

The statement confused Adama a bit. What did this mean? Could there be a group out there searching for them, wanting to help? Another group like the Beings of Light they encountered. If so the question became how advanced were they. If reports from the Agamemnon were accurate, they are advanced enough to take on two basestars. Continue reading

I Was A Jedi – Part 1

This is an Uber-Xena/Star Wars crossover, as such it has a version of Xena/Gabrielle in it, along with mentioning of girl/girl romance.

I Was A Jedi

by AJ Marks

Part 1

The shuttle bucked slightly heading through the atmosphere of Yavin IV. On board the shuttle several new students headed towards the Jedi Academy to train on how to control and use the Force. Jedi Master Luke Skywalker called for Force sensitive people from all over to come to the Academy. The New Republic wanted a new generation of Jedi Knight to help keep the peace.

On board the shuttle Marline sat beside her daughter, Karen. She was thirteen years old and both she and her lover, Eloria, knew Karen was Force sensitive. They tried their best to hide that fact early on under the rule of the Empire. However, with the fall of the Emperor things had changed within the Republic. So much changed.

“What’s with mother?” Karen asked, her question bringing Marlene out of her thoughts of the past. She looked over at Eloria, who Karen called mother, and noticed the lines of her lover being deep in thought.

“She’s being her normal self, thinking about what you might be doing,” Marlene said. “She remembers before the Jedi Purge, and the awful time that was.”

Eloria and Marlene had kept some secrets from their daughter, this was one.

“Things are different now mom,” Karen replied back to her. “You two always clam up when talking about Jedis.”

“We didn’t want to attract the Empire’s attention for you,” Marlene said, looking down at her daughter, who looked so much like her, long reddish hair, a zest for excitement and trouble, and her lover’s blue eyes. Continue reading

Storm Clouds – Part 9

Storm Clouds

by AJ Marks

Part 9: Stories

Sheba waited on the hangar deck for their mysterious friend. Standing beside her was Boomer, Bojay, and Jolly. They were all wondering what type of craft would land. After landing they were to bring Troy up to the conference room where Tigh would be waiting. They decided to do it this way in case of a problem. The hangar had the minimum number of crew members in case of an explosion, and locks were in position to prevent any fire from spreading to the rest of the ship.

“About to land,” one of the deck crew stated.

They all turned to watch. She blinked a bit in shock seeing a black, sleek-looking viper land, followed by a second one. Both were easily moved into position as the canopies opened and two people got out dressed in warrior uniforms, complete with blasters.

“Not what I expected,” Sheba stated to Boomer, who looked as shocked as she felt.

“No, they look like warriors,” Boomer said.

“And those look like vipers,” Jolly said.

Sheba had to agree and readied herself to greet the two walking towards her. Both had blonde hair, and one was female, who was gesturing towards them and the guy, saying something to him.

“Welcome aboard the battlestar Agamemnon,” Sheba said. Continue reading

Legacy of the Guardians – Part 32

Legacy of the Guardians

by AJ Marks

Part 32 (Conclusion)

Randall sat at the table along with Sam Ulthis and Kinser waiting to hear anything about what might be happening in Dedian space. So far even the Dedian had not been able to reach his homeworld. They looked up seeing Toncor walk into the room and sat down.

“Think I finally recalled that story,” he said to them.

“Really?’ Randall stated, wondering what type of story it was.

“Its an old story, no longer even told by anyone except for a few. I had to get in touch with a lot of people before finding someone who knew it,” Toncor said. “It is a long story, but the moral of the story is beware those shadows, for they are only there to harm you. The hero is a small boy who discovers he had the power to stop them. They kill his mother, try to kill him. They failed, and he grows up and comes back to overthrow them, and free the others.”

“Interesting,” Sam said, silent for a few seconds. “Sounds similar to something I saw. Except the boy was a baby, and buried by the shadows. Years went by as the shadows enslaved others. Then where they buried the baby the ground broke revealing a man, who dispatched the shadows, then kept watch over them under his protection.”

“Sounds very similar,” Toncor said. “At the end of the story the man is called the Guardian.” Continue reading

Storm Clouds – Part 8

Storm Clouds

by AJ Marks

Part 8: The Agamemnon

Tigh headed to the briefing room, where Boomer and jolly would be waiting for him. It appeared they had discovered something while out on their patrol by the speed which they returned. Tigh hoped they had not found any Cylons, but he did not hold onto any hope. Adama already knew of something, and they both feared Cylons.

Tigh walked into the room, seeing Jolly and Boomer already seated, along with Sheba and Bojay sitting there. He paused, looking at them for a second not expecting them to be here. Sitting down he looked over at Boomer and Jolly.

“I take it you have some information,” Tigh asked, looking at Boomer.

“Yes, I was about to turn around when Jolly spotted something on the scanners,” Boomer said, starting the debriefing. “Looking down the scanner had picked up a lot of contacts. The Warbook identified them as Cylon raiders.”

“Great?” Tigh said, his worst fear being confirmed.

“There’s more sir,” Boomer said, as Tigh sat back waiting and hoping the news was not even worse. “We moved a bit closer, there were a lot of raiders, looking to be over a hundred or so.” Continue reading