Legacy of the Guardians – Part 21

Legacy of the Guardians

by AJ Marks

Part 21

Ahmed sat belted into the captain’s chair on the bridge. The Moscow ran silent, her engines off, everything shut down except life support and the scanners. Even gravity had been shut off to prevent detection by the enemy. The crew had to keep to a rigorous workout schedule to prevent problems.

The patrol group lay hidden in the asteroids in the neutral zone keeping an eye out for any Skartians ships. Ahmed had moved his ships in quickly hoping to avoid being picked up by the Skartians. So far he thought it had worked, and had been there for two weeks without any sign of the enemy.

The battle plan to lure the Skartians out for a massive and, hopefully, decisive battle had been simple. They did not change certain codes, and really important messages were delivered by hand, or a new code which started each message. The result was to make it seem like the ships from Earth had left to defend Independence Station. The Skartians would probably try another decoy fleet. This time they prepared for the real invasion to come from one of the least likely sectors, like sector X or Y. Fleet R would move the moment the attack began.

“Sir, we have movement on the scanners,” the operator said, getting everyone’s attention. Such a force could be the beginning of an invasion force, and the real battle. Continue reading

The Cimalian Princess: Invasion – Chapter 21

The Cimalian Princess: Invasion

by AJ Marks

Chapter 21

Randy walked into the cafeteria holding Meia’s hand. To him if felt natural to have her beside him, but he felt a slight bit of tension in her movements. He had the feeling it had more to do with the fact of what had happened then them being together. The cafeteria wasn’t as crowded as it normally would be as many people were on duty or resting waiting for the word to move out.

“I think you’ll enjoy this meal,” Randy said looking at the food. “A good ol’ fashion hamburger.”

“Admiral, how can se serve you today,” the server behind the counter asked as Randy and Meia came up.

“I’ll have a cheeseburger, double, and I think a single regular hamburger for her,” Randy replied. “I hope you don’t mind,” he said to Meia.”

He watched as Meia glanced at the food then back at him. “I’ve never had one, so I guess I trust you,” she said. He watched as she smiled a bit.

“Good,” Randy replied as the food came out. He took the tray as they walked over to an empty table. He watched as she took her first bite to see how’d she react.

“It’s good,” Meia said. Continue reading

Legacy of the Guardians – part 20

Legacy of the Guardians

by AJ Marks

Part 20

Sam walked around a bit finally finding the police captain. After talking some more they finally had a plan, and that he would meet Sam in a couple of hours. So he had some time and went back to go over any additional information he could find.

It seemed most of the information as useless, filled with misinformation and information that contradicted itself. He felt unsure what to believe but somehow he felt closer to the solution than before.

Sam looked up at a knock on the door. The captain was early, but Sam didn’t care.

“May I come in?” the captain asked.

“Of course,” Sam replied, opening the door enough to allow the man into the room.

“I see you’ve been busy,” the man said. “I’m Ishaad, top recruiter for Egypt.”

“Captain Sam Uliki, special forces,’ Sam replied, as they sat down. Continue reading

The Cimalian Princess: Invasion – Chapter 20

The Cimalian Princess: Invasion

by AJĀ Marks

Chapter 20

Jack walked quickly into the cafeteria looking for the one person he hoped would be able to help him. Scanning the tables he noticed her talking with one of his staff. Even from here he could tell she was playing the injured person routine, and the staff member seemed to be buying it. Shaking his head he walked over to where they were.

“Ahem,” he said interrupting them.

“Admiral,” Amy said looking over at him. “Any news?”

“You might say that,” Jack said looking over at Amy’s companion. He noticed as Amy got the tone and look.

“I’ll talk to you later then,” she said.

“Count on it,” the reply came.

Jack looked on as Amy watched the woman walk away before turning back to him.

“All right, what happened,” she asked. Continue reading

Legacy of the Guardians – part 19

Legacy of the Guardians

by AJ Marks

part 19

Jack looked up at the knock on his door, waving George Dinen into the room.

“Good, glad you made it,” Jack said, putting a paper aside and rising to meet the vice-Admiral. “Wanted to say thanks for today, and congratulate you for such quick thinking.”

“Thank you sir,” George replied, shaking Jack’s hand, before sitting down again. “Glad it worked out.”

“Well, you justified my decision on promoting you. Some planetside had other thoughts about your promotion,” Jack said to him, having sent off a couple of e-mails about what happened. “I knew you were the right man for the job, Steve thought so to.”

“I’m flattered,” George said, not sure what else to say. Like Jack, he allowed his actions to speak for him.

“You read that diversion quicker than I did,” Jack said, knowing if George had not, they might not be sitting here talking about it.

“Well, to be honest, I was nervous about doing that,” George said. “It had the potential to backfire badly if I was wrong.” Continue reading