I do not own part of Farscape or the characters there in. I am
simply an avid fan and enthusiasts of this incredible series.
This is set post Fractures. The crew of Moya have found and destroyed
Scorpius' Gammak research base. Since returning to Moya, Aeryn
has kept her emotions under control. She had to help John deal
with Scorpius but now that this has been done her grief is threatening
to overwhelm her and she has found an alternative way of dealing
1 -- Tapped Energy
destruction of Scorpius' research facility the crew of Moya have
had a lull. It is a welcome switch from the grind they are used
to. They were all pushed to the limit during their last mission.
are not on watch in command each of them have their own agendas.
D'Argo is completely obsessed with his ship, constantly learning
more and more about its functions. Jool has thrown herself into
creating potions and becoming more efficient with the powders,
liquids, etc. left behind by Zhann. Rygel and Chiana are up to
their usual tricks every time they reach a commerce planet. They
have a routine between the two of them that has netted them a
pretty good haul. The wormhole knowledge in Crichton's head is
opening at a maddening pace with each passing day and he is absorbing
it all. He is constantly writing in his notebook and making star
charts and graphs. The one person who has been conspicuously absent
from all of this has been Aeryn Sun. Pilot has noticed that when
she is around she is easily distracted and often times very irritable.
When he has tried to speak with her regarding her behavior, she
has blown off his concern by simply stating, 'I am fine Pilot'.
in command was just about up. He was waiting for Chiana to relieve
appearing in the clamshell) "Commander Crichton, I would
like to speak with you while you are alone."
Pilot. What is it? Is there a problem?"
am not sure."
did a dip inward with confusion.
slightly) "Tell me what is on your mind."
am concerned for Officer Sun. She has not been herself lately."
his voice) "Tell me about it."
know Pilot but we have all been under a lot of strain over the
last half of cycle. Aeryn more than most. I am sure she will be
wish I could be as sure. She has been acting very strangely. She
has been keeping to herself a great deal and is often sleeping
for long periods of time, which as you know is not like her."
for a microt. He has noticed that Aeryn has been dragging around
in his voice) "It is not like her to sleep more than 4 arns
during the sleep period."
am aware so you understand my concern."
strolling into command.
am here to relieve you old man."
where is Officer Sun now?"
is in her chambers."
up? Is something wrong with Aeryn?"
toward the door) "I am not sure yet."
reached Aeryn's chamber the door was closed. He knocked and called
her name out. There was no answer. He tapped his com.
are you sure Aeryn is in her chambers?"
the door open slowly unsure of what he was walking in on.
was very dimly lit but he could make out a form lying on the bed.
He slipped inside and passed his hand over the light control.
As the lights came up he walked over to the bed.
response. John moved closer. He leaned over the bed. He reached
out and touched her arm. He did not want to startle this sleeping
PK soldier and be within striking distance but he had to risk
didn't arouse her, he knew something was wrong. Aeryn is trained
to practically sleep with one eye opened for the enemy. He sat
on the bed beside her. He laid his hands on her cheeks. She was
cold to the touch.
He laid his
head against her chest. Her heartbeat was steady but it was faint
and her breathing was shallow.
I need you in Aeryn's chamber right now!"
in her face.
his arms under her and pulled her up close to him. Her body was
limp. Her head fell back. He cradled it with his hand.
rushing in and was soon followed by D'Argo, Rygel, and Chiana.
They heard the urgency in John's voice over the com. Pilot's image
appeared in the clamshell.
everything all right?"
you have to put her down so I can examine her."
at Jool and slowly lowered Aeryn to the bed. He stood up. Chiana
walked up beside John. She laid her hand on his arm.
on John. Let Jool work."
a couple of steps back. His eyes looked pained and frightened.
He and Aeryn haven't talked much (the way they used to before
the whole twin thing happened) since her return to Moya but he
figured time and patience would change that and now he felt like
the time was slipping away.
need her taken to the medical bay. Outwardly I cannot find anything
wrong with her. I need to draw some blood and use the scan to
see if there is some internal damage."
back over to the bed. He slipped his arms under Aeryn's legs and
back. He scooped her up into his strong grip. Her body fell against
him with no resistance. Her head was nestled against his shoulder
with her arm dangling down limply. Chiana picked up her arm and
laid it across her stomach.
will go with Jool to the medical bay. Chiana, you get back to
want to go. I want to make sure Aeryn is all right."
worry about command. Moya and I will take care of it. Take care
of Officer Sun."
All of them
went to the medical bay.
over an arn examining Aeryn and studying her blood samples. D'Argo
had to pull John out into the corridor because he was constantly
asking questions and getting in the way. John leaned against the
wall and slid to the floor. D'Argo stood near him leaning on a
keep playing everything over and over in my mind. Could she have
been injured and we missed it?"
seemed fine. Worn out like the rest of us but I didn't detect
be it is like when Larraq stabbed her and her peripheral nerve
was damaged. Something that can't be seen."
will find out what it is and she will fix it. Aeryn will be fine."
cracking) "She has to be."
down at John. John was staring at Aeryn lying on the exam table.
She looked so still but peaceful. Rygel flew his throne sled over
to the door.
says you can come back in now."
up. D'Argo followed him inside. John went right over to the table.
He laid his hand on Aeryn's arm.
did you find anything?"
physical but look at her readings. Her breathing and heart rate
are dangerously low and look at her brain waves."
are off the charts. How is that possible?"
does that mean? That whatever is happening to Aeryn is happening
in her mind?"
is no other explanation for it."
down at Aeryn.
the frell are you talking about? How can a thought kill you? You
must be completely farbot. Obviously you have missed something."
him a dirty look. John looked up at D'Argo.
did it to me. He stopped my brain function cold from inside my
think this is Scorpius' doing?"
you had a neural chip, Aeryn doesn't have anything like that."
is happening in there D'Argo. Look at her. She is dying."
bad Stark is not here. This is where his talents would come in
John got a
strange look on his face.
You are a genius Buckwheat."
this I am aware but what did I say."
will be right back. I think I know how to help Aeryn."
John ran out
of the medical bay. Strange looks passed between everyone. D'Argo
walked over to the bed and laid his hand on Aeryn's forehead.
John was back
within 80 microts. He was holding Stark's mask.
are you going to do with that?"
is pretty useless without Stark isn't it?"
thought that at first too. I thought Stark just used it to pass
the message from the other John to me."
found another use for it?"
his back to them all and looked down at the mask.
He took a
deep breath and turned back. John gripped Stark's mask in his
hand and scanned their faces.
was fooling around with Astro's mask one day just to see if it
had any other uses."
a skeptical look on his face.
I put it on."
we going to have to pull every word out of you?"
happened when you put it on?"
pacing back and forth from side to side, not making eye contact
found that if I concentrated really hard I could project."
you saying you could move from one place to another?"
exactly Chi. I can go into another's mind. It is like watching
a television show. But I can participate or stay in the background
and not make my presence known."
you used your little trick on us?"
his throat and looked towards the floor.
have been going into our minds."
"Let me just say if you think some sick stuff comes out,
or goes into, Rygel's mouth, you should see what is on his mind."
royal indignation) "Unacceptable."
you done it to all of us?"
over at her.
often and not for long periods of time and I leave before anything
too personal happens. Besides it is quite draining physically
and mentally to sustain it for a long time."
staring at him.
know what you are all thinking...(he grinned). I didn't mean that
literally. Well, I did but not at this microt."
do you use that?"
seems to work best when the host (gesturing toward them) is in
a sleep state. There is little resistance."
at Jool then at D'Argo then back to Jool. Jool looked away.
don't believe this."
was turning a rich red.
the point is I can use this to go into Aeryn's mind."
you said it drains you and you can't sustain it for a long time."
have to give it a shot. Look at the alternative..."
They all looked
think we all agree that whatever is killing Aeryn from the inside
out has to be pretty powerful. What if it kills you?"
am willing to risk it Chi. I can't just standby and watch her
us how we can help."
need Jool to keep monitoring us both. If it seems like I am getting
into deep dren then pull me back, which usually just involves
me taking off the mask, when I am doing it alone."
you sure about this John?"
other choice is there? I am not going to let Aeryn die without
at least trying."
long should I wait if you get into trouble before I pull you back?"
John were moving an exam table close to Aeryn's position.
my levels reach dangerous territory, then pull me back. Hopefully
that will give me enough time to figure out what is going on in
Chiana: "What can we do?"
need you guys to leave. I need to be able to concentrate on just
Aeryn and if you guys are here my mind might wander, so to speak."
will return once you are under."
toward the door as John slid on the table. D'Argo looked back
at him. Jool, Chiana, and Rygel left the medical bay.
if you can't bring her back?"
over at Aeryn then back at D'Argo.
won't leave her alone wherever she is."
his eyes and walked out. John got situated on the table. He looked
over at Aeryn before putting the mask on. He reached over and
took her hand in his.
am not going to let you leave me behind again."