continued from part 6
Everyone met Sikozu in the med bay, everyone except for Kelly, they
thought it better that she continue to sleep for a little while
longer. Sikozu requested that Pilot put the example of Kelly and
John's DNA up side by side on the clam shell.
Turning back toward the others, "As you all know I have been
waiting on the test results for a couple of arns. But I am not familiar
with human physiology. Pilot allowed me access to the medical data
stores, so I could examine Crichton's records. After I found them,
I still had to wait for the results to compare the two. So I thought
I would familiarize myself with all of the crews medical records.
I came across something in the data stores that was very familiar.
It appeared that I had seen this before, but could not place 'where'
I had seen it. It was not until I had Kelly's results back that
it occurred to me."
She looked to the others expecting someone to comment. Everyone
appeared to be waiting for her to continue.
Pointing at the screen, "If you will look at this example of
Kelly and Crichton's DNA, you can see how they are similar in nature.
Pilot please change the screen."
Pilot complied. Sikozu turned back to the group, but blocked their
view of the screen. "As I have mentioned, I noticed something
familiar. As I was going over some of the tests, it came to me.
I went back through the records and found what I was looking for."
Stepping back from the console so everyone could see the results
of her search. On the screen they could see the familiar DNA strand
that belonged to Kelly, but on the right side, another strand was
shown, unlike any they had seen before.
John looked at it for a moment, "What exactly are we looking
at? I don't see anything similar between the two and who does the
second one belong to?
Sighing in annoyance, "You don't see it because your human
eyes are deficient. Here, I'll magnify it for you."
"My eyes..." John began.
Chiana interrupted, "Give it up old man."
John looked back toward the screen and whispered, "...are not
deficient." When he focused back on the screen, what he saw
made him react as if someone had knocked the air out of his lungs...
What he saw was an improbability. The screen had expanded to an
extreme close up of both DNA strands, while the first version showed
nothing in common between the two. The close up genetic markers
in both samples were identical.
"Who is that?" John asked pointing to the right side.
Appearing as if she didn't want to answer, Sikozu didn't say anything
as she rocked on the balls of her feet.
John looked at her, "Who. Is. THAT?!"
Sikozu straightened her back, "Moya."
Everyone started talking at once. Mostly along the lines of Sikozu's
incompetence. After spending several microts trying to defend her
findings, she gave up and sat down.
John just stood there looking at the clam shell in disbelief. Finally
noticing what the others were saying, "Shut up."
They kept it up, "SHUT UP! Are you insane? How can you guys
start screaming at her like that when you can see the results for
yourself. And you all know she is not going to show us anything
unless she thinks she is right. She likes it too much."
Walking over to Sikozu, "Have you told her yet?"
Looking up at John, "No, I thought I would tell you first.
How do you tell someone that they are a genetic link to a leviathan?"
Rubbing his thumb against his bottom lip; nodding his head, "Your
right, especially since she doesn't like you very much. She'd think
you were messing with her."
"Pilot, is Moya aware of these developments?" Aeryn asked.
Pilot's image replaced the scan readings on the clam shell.
"Yes, Officer Sun, Moya is aware of this. I was finally able
to convince her to tell me what she was withholding. It was this
new information that actually convinced her."
When Pilot hesitated, Chiana jumped up, "Why won't you just
Pilot looked in her direction, "I hesitate because I observed
that Kelly is not in the room. Moya wants her to be with all of
you when she relays this information. She feels that this will be
very troubling to her and will be in need of assistance."
'Damn, how bad could the news be?' John thought.
"I'll go wake her. I took her comms, so we wouldn't wake her."
Chiana said and ran out of the room.
When Chiana and Kelly walked into the room, Kelly was still wiping
the sleep from her eyes. It was obvious this was already taking
a lot out of her.
"Well I'm here. Chiana said Sikozu found something?"
Noranti stood up to give Kelly her seat, but Kelly just shook her
head. Sitting on the floor with her back up against the wall, she
propped her arms on the knees, waiting.
"Okay. What's the deal?"
Sikozu went over the info again for her benefit. Everyone was watching
for Kelly's reaction, they all thought she would react badly. John
was especially prepared to see her start screaming, but she remained
stone faced . She just slowly shook her head. Looking at John she
asked, "Anything else?"
"Actually yeah, Pilot says Moya has something to tell us. She
wanted to wait until you were in here with the rest of us."
Kelly looked to Pilot's image, "What does Moya want to tell
Pilot appeared to be uncomfortable with either what he had to say
or the fact he had to say it in front of the whole crew.
Looking at Kelly, "This is a rather delicate subject with everyone.
I do not know how to put it precisely. But after all that has happened
recently, Moya has come to the conclusion that somehow Talyn has
returned with Kelly."
Once again everyone started talking at once,
Aeryn, "No, that is impossible."
D'Argo, "This is insane..."
Chiana, "No frelling way."
John, "You have got to be frelling kidding me."
But no response from Kelly, except to close her eyes.
Pilot began again, "If you will allow me to continue. Her reasoning
is one great thought and observation over the last monens. I believe
she has always held the hope that Talyn never really died when he
starburst. She stated there was not enough debris. She thinks that
somehow; when his spirit passed, it went into the wormhole that
Scorpius had open at that moment. She is firm in her belief even
more now with the evidence of Kelly's genetic link. She thinks that
Talyn found Kelly and led her here, back to his mother."
Crossing his arms, D'Argo took a step forward, "It is understandable
that a mother would not accept a child's death. No parent wants
to out live their child. But what Moya is believing..."
"I've got to go." Kelly suddenly stated and walked out
of the room.
Chiana started to follow her, worried. Noranti just laid a hand
on her shoulder. Chiana shrugged it off but remained in the room.
John sat down, looking in the direction Kelly just went, "Just
let her sort it out Pip, that's a lot of information to take in
all at once. She's handling it a lot differently than I expected
though. If she doesn't join us for lunch, I'll go look for her.
Tears streaming down her face, Kelly started running.
'Okay, okay. Don't freak. You are just having a bad, bad, dream.
Oh my God! What the hell does this mean? Moya? Talyn? Oh my God,
I've got to get out of here!
She continued to run until she reached the hanger. She reached John's
module first and climbed in.
"Pilot! Open the hanger doors now!"
"So this means we have another frelled up human who cannot
control their own frelling brain. What does this mean for the rest
of us?" Rygel commented.
Aeryn walked over to him, "Rygel, if I hear you say one derogatory
thing to her about all this...I will personally remove your mivonks
and shove them down your throat."
Pilot's voice came over the comm, "Commander, Kelly is demanding
I open the hanger doors, she wants to leave in your module. She
is saying she has to go and appears to be very upset."
John jumped up and ran out of the room, "Thanks Pilot, it's
just a delayed reaction. Don't let her out the doors."
"I've already disabled the doors in case she attempts opening
Running down the corridor with John, Aeryn answered, "Thank
you again Pilot."
When they reached the hanger, it was quiet. Looking around, they
saw Kelly sitting in the Farscape 1, leaning against the forward
console with her head in her arms. They couldn't hear anything,
but they could see her shoulders shaking from the force of her sobbing.
"I'll leave you alone with her." Aeryn said and walked
out into the corridor. Chiana and D'Argo were waiting for her.
"We have to let John help her alone." Aeryn responded
to their questioning looks.
Walking up to the module, John waited for a couple more moments
before deciding how to approach her. Knocking on the window to get
her attention, he waited. Either she didn't hear him or she chose
to ignore him. So he knocked again, harder, against the window.
Kelly looked up. John made a circular motion with his fist as if
to say 'roll down the window'. She hit the button to open the canopy.
"Hey..." she said.
John responded with, "Hey back atcha."
"I was just going to take it around the block I swear."
John smiled. She wasn't as bad off as he had thought. He was expecting
total breakdown. He started feeling ashamed of himself as he stepped
back so she could jump down.
"Let me buy you a drink and talk. We'll come up with a plan."
John said as he put his arm over her shoulder.
Laughing quietly, Kelly said. "I thought you were going to
make me feel better?"
John gave her a light slap on the back of the head and they walked
to the center chamber.
The soldier walked up to the figure standing in front of the control
panel going over the findings that were just given to him. When
the figure turned around, the soldier inwardly cringed.
Scorpius glanced at the soldier, "Are you positive these reports
are correct? I don't want Commandant Grayza to find another reason
to report failure to High Command."
Officer Telka stood even more rigidly, "Yes Sir, We are positive.
Marauders have confirmed reports that the Leviathan left the planet
Mokesh 12 solar days ago. We have positive identification of John
Crichton and the rest of the fugitives. Plus one unknown Sebacean
Looking at Telka, "Another Sebacean? That is of no concern
to me. All that matters is that we obtain Crichton again."
"We have more patrols going out. They are observing just out
of sensor range of the Leviathan. We will not lose them again Sir."
"See that you don't," Scorpius said as he walked out of
Telka turned around and continued with his work.
Walking toward his quarters, all Scorpius could think of was the
moment that Crichton was in his hands once again. If the human thought
the Aurora Chair has been painful, he would have to teach him new
meanings to the word pain. He had more torturous things in mind
that would not harm the knowledge in Crichton's brain. He also owed
Crichton a great deal of pain for the humiliation he suffered with
the loss of the Command Carrier and at the hands of Commandant Grayza.
At that moment, as if summoned by the thought of her name. Commandant
Grayza appeared with Capt. Braca on her heels as usual. Scorpius
grimaced at the sight of them. Stopping where he was, Scorpius waited
for them to reach him. So to update the Commandant on report he
had just received.
Very pleased with the news, Grayza smiled. "Very good. I want
to be kept abreast at all times of any developments." She started
to walk away when she remembered something and turned back toward
"Were the techs able to identify the source of the two unusual
energy readings?" She asked.
"Yes and no, they were not able to ascertain the exact nature
of the energy signals, but they believe they can isolate and contain
them due to their spectrum waves."
Grayza turned around without a word and walked in the direction
of Command. Starting to feel the heat building up in his body, Scorpius
started walking to his quarters to replace the spent coolant rod.
Aeryn stood in the doorway of the center chamber watching John and
Kelly talking about what Moya had relayed through Pilot. She was
relieved to see Kelly had calmed down, at least in appearance. She
had to give the humans credit that was due to them. Their ability
to cope and to put on a brave front was impressive even to her.
But she knew Kelly could not have been unprepared for emotional
price she was paying. She had been trained as a soldier herself,
though that was not her goal, she was trained nonetheless.
She decided to join them when she heard Kelly ask John, "So,
do you think that is how I was able to come out of a wormhole where
Moya just happened to be flying? Talyn was somehow guiding me?"
Glancing at Aeryn, John said. "It's a possibility. Hell anything
is possible these days. All bets are off."
Standing up and beginning to pace, Kelly was starting to get anxious
again. "How in the frell could I even, in tiniest, remotest
chance have a genetic link to Moya?"
"Kahanew? Moya's creators?" Aeryn asked.
Looking confused, Kelly looked at John.
John said, " Filed under Godlike aliens. I told you about them,
Nodding her head, "Oh yeah. I remember now, but you didn't
know much about them."
"No one really does I believe, at least I've never heard anyone
speak about them, much more than the information John provided you."
Looking back and forth at the both of them, "That still doesn't
answer my question. How in the frell did this happen?"
Jumping off the table, John said, "Well, we are all going to
put our heads together and come up with something kiddo, don't worry.
We have your back."
No matter where he went down the corridor, he kept hearing that
noise, 'What in the hell is that?' He kept looking for it, but no
luck, he continued looking for the repetitive thumping noise. It
was driving him crazy. After searching for half an arn, he found
it. Sitting on the floor against the wall was Kelly, bouncing what
looked to be a rubber ball. She had the DRD he called blue sitting
next to her. She was bouncing the ball off of the opposite wall
and if it hit one of the ribs and rolled down the hall, the DRD
would retrieve it for her.
It had been two solar days since Moya and Sikozu broke the news
and there had been no return of 'Talyn' that anyone had seen or
Deciding he could use the conversion during his shift at the wheel,
John walked up and sat down next to Kelly. "Hi, watcha doing
up? I thought everyone was asleep?"
"Yeah, I was. But I woke up hungry and couldn't fall back asleep.
Just killing time now until my shift, which is only in a couple
of arns anyway." Kelly continued bouncing the ball.
"Where did you get that? It bounces pretty good." John
asked, pointing to the object.
"Oh, I found some in the maintenance bay. I accidentally dropped
some and it came right back to my hand, so I asked Pilot where I
could find some more and he had bluey show it too me. I think it's
suppose to be a kind of rubber cement or something. When it hardens,
it's a bouncy ball." She said grinning.
Leaning his head against the wall and closing his eyes, John started
talking, "Well, I'll have to grab me one. I need something
to make time go by fast during the down time. Man, I really miss
those damn infomercials. Use to wake up in the middle of the night....couldn't
sleep because my mind wouldn't shut off. So I'd turn on the boob
tube and watch infomercials until the break of dawn. I think in
a way...it was a good thing I ended up here. I had planned on buying
the pocket fisherman when I returned after the Farscape mission.
Then it would of went to the food dehydrator, then God knows what
else I would have bought."
Shoving him over; Kelly told him, "Go to bed, get some sleep.
I got it."
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