Title: Trouble in the Leviathan
Rating: PG - 13
Farscape belongs to Jim Henson Co., Number Nine Australia and Sci-Fi
Channel. I am just borrowing them for this lil ole story. J.
This is my first story, so please do not bark totally at me -.o;;.
The timeline is set three months after the Season 3 Finale. Enjoy!!
And I dedicate this story to my sister, Jackie; she inspired me
to write a story. Thanks to my Beta Reader Zhuuka :]
John and Aeryn
were sitting upon the terrace, side by side as they looked out to
the stars. He had his one arm draped over her shoulders, her head
resting upon his chest, listening to his heartbeat. They had been
sitting like that for arns, just keeping to themselves. John breaking
the ice, "Aeryn.."
responded, still fixed upon the stars.
"I am sorry..about
the-" Suddenly, he had a soft hand over his mouth, as Aeryn sat
up to look at him in the eyes. Ice blue locked with her sapphire
gaze, just staying that way for microts until she spoke.
"No John, don't
be.." She moved her hand away from his mouth, it quickly being caught
by his becoming entwined. Tears came to her eyes as she thought
of how she experienced the other Crichton upon Talyn passing. Soon
enough those thoughts were erased from her head as he felt a hand
caress her cheek.
He gave off a smile, looking at her facial features. Even though
it had been three monens, it was still tough for her to get used
to this. Suddenly, Aeryn turned to sit upon his lap, making his
legs lay flat on Moya's floor. "Aeryn..we can talk about this."
him as she set her arms around his neck, smiling to him. "I am tired
of talking.." She moved in so that their lip's brushed against eachother.
John groaned as they started to kiss, he slowly making descend to
Pilot cracked over the comm., John and Aeryn just froze where they
were. "Crichton, please respond." Pilot's voice sounded panicked,
John taking his comm., replying. "Yeah Big Guy?"
worked the console as he looked up to the ceiling of his chamber,
speaking. "There is a ship approaching, it is smaller and sent a
message asking for boarding." John blinked as he looked to Aeryn.
"Are they hostile?"
it is a ship with four inhabitants within it, I am trying to scan
to identify the species, but I cannot."
them board, tell D'Argo and the others to meet me at the Docking
bay." John replied, cutting the transmission, cursing. "Frell."
Aeryn got up, giving him a hand, helping him. Before he could leave,
Aeryn pulled him into an embrace, staring at him. "We will have
time for that later." With that she let go of him, heading toward
the Docking bay, Crichton following with a grin on his face.
waiting for the four beings to come off the ship, having their guns
in hand, ready to raise and shoot if needed to. D'Argo was tense
as he and Chiana arrived, holding his Qualta Blade, the Nebari looking
from behind his shoulder. Rygel didn't even bother to come, since
he was busy doing whatever he does. "Where is Jool?" Aeryn looked
toward D'Argo curiously.
into her sleep cycle early for some reason." John shot a glance
toward D'Argo as he spoke again. "I didn't bother to wake her."
Crichton just gave a look that you just got hit in the behind. "So
you are saying that you didn't want to bother the Princess' beauty
He gave a look to John that read don't go there. While Chiana looked
at him, snorting as she walked to stand next to John, looking toward
the opening hatch of the ship.
of the ship, was a female Sebacean, having blonde hair pulled back,
with brown eyes. Soon following after her, a Tavlek coming from
behind, being slightly smaller, telling that he was a young male
without a gauntlet. Then, a large male Scarran came from the ship,
giving anormal hiss as he looked around at the others, amber eyes
studying the bay, stopping behind the Sebacean. And last a female
that was an unknown species to them, for it was a purple humanoid
with crimson eyes, yellow swirls within them, she had some sort
of beak for a mouth, not the most attractive thing. Claws of hers
were large, wearing a tan tunic over her. There was also a nasty
scar over her left eye.
Scarran keep your hands down!" John took a step in front of Aeryn
as he raised his pulse pistol. The being standing back a little
as he gave off a defensive growl.
not shoot me." The scarran spoke, looking toward the rest as the
weapons rose. Pilot's image appeared in the clamshell as DRDs came
forward. "Don't!" The female Sebacean stepped forward in front of
him, "He is my guardian. He will not harm you!"
They all settled
their weapons as John looked toward the Sebacean. "I am John Crichton,
this is Aeryn Sun, the Luxan is D'Argo. and this is Chiana. What
brings you onto our ship?" He looked to the mixed crew that landed
"I am Tara.
This is my guardian, K'Ran, he may be scarran, but he has been my
protector for five cycles. Please do not harm him in anyway." The
Tavlek approached announcing his name as he pounded his chest. "I
am Obax." That's all he said, for the Luxan who hissed at him made
the boy feel intimidated.
"And who might
you be?" Aeryn looked toward the unknown creature.
"I am Rionel."
She simply said her words, taking a glance toward Aeryn. Tara spoke
again going to answer the first question that came from Crichton.
"We are a group of travelers who ran into the Command Carrier of
Scorpius, he has been chasing us ever since. We fleeing until we
discovered that our ship was damaged." She looked at John's appearance,
hiding a smile.
sounds good enough. Feel free to get to know everyone until the
time comes that your ship is repaired." With that John walked off,
D'Argo and Aeryn going with the Scarran and Tavlek who were suffering
from starvation while the other two started reapirs on the shuttle.
right into Pilot's chamber, whom was working at his console while
talking to Moya within his bond. He stopped his work, claws resting
upon the edge as he looked to Crichton. "Hello Commander. Can I
help you?" John made his way to sit upon the side of his console,
Pilot returning to his work.
to say hi. Also, do you detect troubles on their ship?" Pilot halted
for the moment as he looked and moved over to face him. "Affirmative."
John rubbed his eyebrows as he looked toward Pilot, seeing that
one of his many claws rested upon his shoulder. "It will take about
three arns to pepare the ship." John was amazed, looking at Pilot
as he went back to his work, "Thanks.". He got up, stepping out
of his den, running into Tara.
Tara turned to go toward her destination, as John looked at her
"No harm done.
What's up?" He leaned up against a pillar of Moya's inner halls
as she approached him suddenly. "Oh! Your ship will be ready in
for telling me." She stood a couple feet from him.
you heading anyway?" She looked up to Crichton as she felt something
for him, basically wanting this male because of his attractive looks.
"We are heading to a Sebacean colony. It is a distance from here
but it is worth the travel."
"I see." He
nodded, tilting his head. "So. Is the scarran your mate?"
No, he is my protector. I saved him from a Scarran Dreadnought,
he devoted his life to me." She looked to him. "You know, we could
use someone like you on our crew." She went up against him, trying
to seduce John, putting her leg between his. John held his breath
as he looked down to Tara. "I am-" Tara kissed him.
around the corner as she saw the two together. She just stood there
frozen for a microt. John pushed Tara back from the contact looking
down to her, "No." That's when he caught site of Aeryn, who turned
bolting through Moya's corridors. "Aeryn! Frell." He went off after
walked off toward her destination again.
and tavlek were standing on command with D'Argo as they looked out
into space. K'Ran felt something, going to one of Moya's controls,
looking. "There is a ship approaching! Pilot!"
"No need to
worry K'Ran, it is Moya's son, Talyn." Pilot's face appeared within
a clamshell as he looked toward K'Ran, noticing the tavlek looking
at Talyn also. Rionel came into command looking toward her crewmates,
quirking a brow.
is a Peacekeeper Captain upon there. Bailar Crais!" He looked panicked
as he looked toward Pilot's image again.
ex-Peacekeeper. Like I am." Aeryn came shortly, the scarran looking
toward Aeryn as he calmed himself. Crais soon enough boarded going
straight to Command to meet up with the group.
into command hearing that Crais was here, going to stand next to
Aeryn. Aeryn quickly moved away to lean up against a console near
the Tavlek. A deep conversation went into pursuit. Without any words,
Rionel left with a growl to herself, bumping into Chiana as she
came in to listen along with Rygel. D'Argo looked as she left, shrugging
paying attention to Crais.
There has been a Peace Keeper transmission emitted!" Pilot's voice
cracked over the comms as his face grew panicked, beginning to tap
at his console frantically. "It has come from Moya!" Immediately
K'Ran went to Crais, jacking him up against a wall growling. "It
was you! Wasn't it!"
calm and looked toward the race he hated so. "It was not me, put
"It has come
from the docking bay." Pilot spoke again, looking up at Moya who
was panicking herself.
D'Argo stood, running toward the destination, everyone else following
that the creature they suspected to be the one who sent the transmission
was dead on the ground. The young tavlek growled going to kneel
at her side, yelling at her to get up. K'Ran looked away, as he
stepped off in the distance. Aeryn stepped forth, leaning down to
put a hand on the young boy's shoulder. "Obax."
up, Aeryn looking into the metallic plate over his head, almost
looking like Be'kesh at that time. As he stood along with her, she
looks at him as to comfort. "Why are you sad?"
"She was my
mother, well my caretaker." His sobs went to sniffles, shrugging
his shoulders in defeat. Looking toward the rest of the crew, Obax
gave off a growl running off into Moya. Chiana went to go follow
him. So the ones that were left within the Docking Bay were John,
Aeryn, D'Argo, Crais, Rygel, and K'Ran. They were all staring at
each other, trying to figure out whom it was who shot her. Finally
Crichton broke the silence.
be Tara." Aeryn looked at him, while he soon looked at her, eyes
locked. Aeryn had the expression upon her face as she said in her
mind, 'Probably because you want the trelk out of here, making it
look like nothing'. K'Ran growled, sending a glare toward the male
who spoke, raising his hand, ready to dispel heat. But he heard
a pulse pistol raise from Crais and D'Argo got his Qualta Blade
out. Instead he lowered his hand and growled again.
"It is not
Tara! Why would she do this?"
you two are planning something to get Scorpius here." Crais gave
a glance toward the scarran. K'Ran growling even louder, afterwards
John walked over to Aeryn as he looked to Rygel. "Sparky, go get
Jool up. Guys, and lizard boy settle down."
as he turned his throne sled, "Of all people, I a Dominar, listening
to the likes of you Crichton." John rolled his eyes as he paid attention
to the dispute ahead of him. He stepped looked to both K'Ran and
Crais. "Alright Guys, I said calm down."
They all calmed
themselves, looking to the human. "Alright, we need to get to the
bottom of this. There is no need to jump to conclusions now, we
will prove it first if it was Tara. Alright, D'Argo, you and Crais
go to Talyn see if he can detect any Peacekeepers coming on his
long distance scanners. Meanwhile, K'Ran, go find Obax and Chiana,
make sure they aren't going to try and leave the ship."
"You are right,
Obax would flee at times of trouble. As you wish, I will do so."
With that he walked off, a DRD following him as he went to look
for the two.
to look at Aeryn, while she gave him a cold look. She looked down
to the dead creature sighing. She lifted it, John quickly helping,
putting it within their ship, not knowing what to do with it. As
soon as they droppedRionel's carcass, the body disintegrated into
dust. Aeryn jumped back, going into John's arms. They stood there
for a long moment, John making the attempt to kiss her. Seeing this,
Aeryn pushed him away, hitting his head on a low bar on the ship.
"Frell Aeryn! What the hell is wrong with you?" She turned making
her way toward the exit as he grabbed her arm.
Crichton!" She lashed her arm away from his grasp turning to look
directly into his eyes. She was ready to knock him out with a Pantak
Jab. For what she thought is that he did the 'innocent' when she
saw the two. Even though the voice in her head told her to get an
explanation first, her mind was so confused at the moment, losing
the people she cared for. He stepped toward her, being only an inch
away from her face.
tell me what's wrong." He looked into her eyes, carressing her arms
slowly, making her body ease toward his. She felt too tense, moving
away from his touch. She stepped out of the ship not turning to
talk to John, just saying it, "Do not bother with me Crichton."
She was calling him by his last name, he sighed, just standing there
for a moment before following her.
into Jool's room, screaming her name. "JOOL! Get the Frell Up!"
Immediately she awoke, giving off a scream.
the frell is going on!" She got out of her bed as she saw the Throne
Sled coming toward her.
that's what! The frelling girl that came to visit here has given
off Moya's position."
Pilot was watching
about Moya as he worked at the control without rest. Aeryn came
into the den, as he knew it was her by the sound of the footsteps.
He had not looked up from his duty, addressing her. "Hello Officer
is John?" She went up to sit at his console, as he did what she
asked. He found the results, looking to Aeryn. "Crichton is in Command,
keeping an eye out for any Peacekeeper vessels. Do you wish me to
responded quickly to him, "No." Pilot looked to her confused, he
just simply nodded, going back to his work. Talyn contacted Moya
and Pilot, telling them there weren't any signs of them yet. So
he then turned to Aerynagain addressing her, "Moya and I want to
know, is there something wrong between you and Crichton?"
you can solve Pilot. Is it alright if I stay in here?" Aeryn asked,
as she rested a hand upon his claw, giving off a smile. For she
hadn't spent any time with Pilot when she was gone for the half
cycle upon Talyn.
"Call me Aeryn.
I am not a Peacekeeper anymore."
At last, K'Ran
found Chiana within the galley, by herself. A brow quirked as he
approached Chaina slowly. "Where is Obax?" He rested his hands upon
the table, leaning against it.
up from a food cube she was looking at, shrugging. "Couldn't find
been shot!" Pilot interrupted all comms. John staring from his trance,
realizing it was what Aeryn saw. He responded to Pilot, looking
making his way out of command.
what, and where?" Aeryn looked to Pilot from his console as she
heard John's voice.
bay, the young Tavlek was shot."
the Bird Beak now the Tavloid." John muttered as he ran toward the
Can't you get it the frell right after three cycles?" Chiana and
the scarran joined him.
toward Crais as D'Argo and him stood in his control center. "I know
Talyn. We are not going until we see the Peacekeepers." He bleeped
back a bit more louder. "No Talyn, we aren't taking Crichton."
the docking bay, seeing that there wasn't the corpse of Obax. He
hit his comm., frowning as his anger rose slowly. "Jool. Rygel.
Have you seen Obax or Tara around?" There wasn't a response. "Yo!
Buckwheat!" Still nothing. He cursed to himself, taking a run toward
their quarters, none of them were there. "Pilot where is Rygel and
up from his work he usually did, answering the agitated human. "Joolushko
or Rygel cannot be found. I am unsure of where they are. I will
send DRDs to search for them."
He looked toward the two that followed him. "K'Ran."
looked to John, obviously not liking what the outcome might be of
this situation. "Yes Crichton."
"I want you
to come with me and find Tara. Chiana, you go around to search for
The nebari looking annoyed to him.
know his hiding places, that's where you to are best at."
snorted, walking off to find him and Jool.
the human and scarran were walking to find the sebacean that has
not been seen for two arns now.
like crazy, his lighting system going crazy. "What is it Talyn!"
He beeped and chirped, Crais' eyes going wide. "Pilot! Talyn has
detected a Peacekeeper vessel on it's way here and fast!"
scanning also to see whose command carrier it was. "Crichton! Scorpius
is on his way here!"