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here's part 2, it's a little shorter than part 1, but I could
only do some much for this part. Part 3 will be longer. I'm at
work on part 3 as you read this. Depending on how that goes, I'm
not sure if I'll be able to wrap it up then, there may be a part
TO END OF SEASON 3.
sun starts to shed its light at the edge of the city. It strikes
the Farscape 1 module and its sole inhabitant, John Crichton.
He squints at the rays of light shining in his eyes.
'Man, I didn't
get that much sleep.' Crichton thought. 'That Sargas guy kind
of left me hanging there by not telling me about the mission.
No time to waste now, if I wait any longer, he might take off
without me then I'd really be frelled.'
out of the module and falls to the ground, it seems his legs fell
asleep. After pulling himself up on the module and stomping his
feet a few times, he leaves the module and begins to make his
way into the city. The streets were empty save a few drunks collapsed
against the buildings. Crichton navigated around until he stumbled
upon Bay 17 at the transport docks. There he caught the first
glimpse of what he assumed to be Sargas's craft. It wasn't that
large, no too much bigger than a PK Marauder. It was made of some
kind of bluish metal than seemed to glisten in the morning sun.
Although there weren't any visible weapons on the smooth surface,
Crichton had to assume that somewhere on board there was some
form of defense. Crichton looked around for a moment and saw no
sign of Sargas.
you here?!" shouted Crichton. He waited for a response then said
to himself: "Alright, one arn, if he doesn't show, then I'm gone."
And so Crichton
took a seat on a step and waited. To pass the time he started
to mumble 100 Bottles of Beer of the Wall. Soon, an arn had passed
and Harvey appeared wearing a fighter pilot's jacket and goggles.
I don't think that Sargas is going to show. Stop singing that
annoying song, I've got a plan."
what's your plan?"
take this ship here and start searching for Aeryn or Moya or something.
Come on, we can fly the friendly skies."
"Not a chance
Harv. First of all, we don't have any idea how this ship works.
Secondly, if Sargas finds out I took his ship, he'll probably
hunt me down and I don't need someone else looking to kill me.
interrupted by a hand coming down hard on his shoulder. His knee
buckles slightly. He turns around to see Sargas standing behind
him with a pompous smirk on his face.
"Good to see
you arrived." Sargas said dryly. "Now, let's be on our way."
said to be here at dawn. I was here, where were you?"
"It was a
test. If you really wanted my help, you'd wait here until I arrived.
I was planning to make you wait longer, but I got bored and decided
to arrive now."
you're here now. Now, about the mission..."
Sargas quickly snapped. "We board the ship and enter orbit first."
about to protest, but thought better. He then remembered his module.
what about my ship? I don't think it'll fit on your transport
here, what's it called anyway?"
is called an Imperator, they're known for their ability to perform
quick attacks against large targets. They work well in groups,
but even alone they are a force. Standard issue for Hunters of
high rank. As for your ship, leave it here, we'll be back sooner
Crichton decided it was best not to protest, at least not until
he was sure if the rumors he heard about Sargas's short temper
were true. Crichton followed Sargas into the Imperator. He looked
around and saw that it was designed to hold about four people,
two in each of two decent sized quarters in the rear of the ship.
In the front was a cockpit large enough to house three. Across
one wall were various pulse weapons and on the other, what appeared
to be a viewing screen of some kind. Sargas quickly went to the
controls and activated the ship. He shouted behind to Crichton.
could act, Crichton fell to the floor as the ship shot upwards.
He finally came to rest and sat up on the wall below the weapons.
The ship leveled off after about thirty microts as it reached
orbit around the planet. Sargas checked a few readings that Crichton
couldn't quite see then stood up. Sargas extended his hand and
helped Crichton up.
"OK, now we're
in orbit, what's this mysterious job?" Crichton asked.
I can tell you know," Sargas said as he turned to the viewing
screen. "This mission isn't one I am being paid to do, it is one
I am doing of my own accord. It holds...deep personal meaning for
"Fine, a personal
mission. What is it though?"
to raid a Gammack Base."
on one minute. Let me get this straight, you want me to help you
infiltrate a PK Gammack Base!?"
"I would have
thought you would have no problem. As I understand, you have before
and destroyed one as well. Either way, it's too late now, I'm
not landing this craft until we get to the rendezvous point."
once again you've got me. But promise me this, from here on out,
you tell me everything you have planned for me so that I know
what to expect."
"I don't see
what the fun of that would be, but alright. Let me explain a little
more about what we're going to do. Our ship will meet with a supply
transport heading for the Gammack Base in just under three arns.
I've...persuaded the captain to allow us to board. There, we lay
low in the supply depot until I can crack into the security network
and get clearance for us. Once the data I'm looking for has been
obtained, we stowaway on board a leaving PK ship and escape."
we're getting somewhere. What kind of data are you looking to
you, you'll have to accept that part of it. Until the time comes
to meet the cargo ship, familiarize yourself with the layout of
the Gammack Base."
something up on the viewing screen. A blueprint for the Gammack
Base comes up. Sargas leaves Crichton to study it as he returns
to the cockpit. After looking over the plans for about a half
an arn, he notices that Sargas has closed his eyes at the command.
began. "Shouldn't you be watching where we're going?"
Still no response
from Sargas. Crichton starts for command, but Harvey stands in
not worry John," Harvey stated sharply. "The ship is on autopilot
and he is merely mediating. The Schaa often do so prior to battle
focus their minds. I'm more concerned however at what Sargas wants
at the Gammack Base."
"Why do you
say that Harv?"
looking at the designs for a time as well. Right here. (Harvey
taps a section of the blueprint) And here. (He taps another section)
And also here. Those docks are not a standard part of Peacekeeper
design for Gammack Bases. They have one main hanger and that is
it. There must be some...thing housed there. I doubt that Sargas
is after data more than what is in the hangers."
"What do you
want me to do? Turn Sargas into the Peacekeepers? They'd arrest
me before they arrest him."
giving you fair warning. I can't control what you do, anymore.
It's your decision as to what you do with Sargas. Speaking of
which, he's waking up."
to see Sargas's eyes open in the cockpit. He checks the readings
then looks up.
up the homing beacon of the cargo ship we're boarding. It shouldn't
be here so soon."
got here early."
it's extending a docking web. Be on your guard, I sense something."
slowly is pulled into the cargo ship. It locks into position and
Crichton turns to exit.
you're being a little paranoid about this."
He looks ahead
to find a row of Peacekeeper commandos standing before him, pulse
rifles pointed at him.
you to disarm yourself this instant!" shouts someone from behind
Sargas is in the ship," Crichton says. "Let me go get him for
A PK Officer
steps forward. He stands eye to eye with Crichton. An emotionless
expression is held on his face. He has short, dusty blonde hair
and appeared to be rather lanky under his PK uniform. "Coron,
Captain Coron. And you don't move a muscle, I'm aware of who you
are John Crichton and after all the problems you've caused for
High Command, your capture will help my career tremendously. As
finishes, Sargas comes flying out from behind Crichton and drives
his shoulder into Coron's midsection. Sargas rolls out and draw
his pulse pistol. He fires a couple quick shots and injures two
of the commandos. As they open fire on Sargas, he dives behind
a crate to shield himself. Crichton goes to take down one of the
commandos, but gets knocked to the ground with the butt of the
rifle to his temple. Sargas rushes forward. Crichton holds the
side of his head and his palm becomes covered with blood. He looks
forward and he sees Sargas getting hit by several pulse shots.
Sargas falls to the ground in front of Crichton. Captain Coron
gets back to his feet and dusts himself off. He kicks Sargas's
ribs then walks over to Crichton. He pushes Crichton onto his
back with his foot then places his foot on his throat.
you're more valuable alive." the Captain stated. "Now get some
up as a rifle is once again slammed against his face. He blacks
out as Coron laughs in the background.