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Old 01 Sep 2008, 12:57   #3 (permalink)
AuinMyrrath
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Default Re: Entry L - Pulsing Storm, Pulsing Blood

That phrase was followed by a grave silence. M’Yen’Sha ‘s mind raced violently in search of any possible explanation and rationalization for this statement. He started sweating and his gaze shacked in dispute and disbelieve. His heart raced and the vital sings went haywire. Every ward that he tried to push out of his throat seem to stick like glue. Finally, gathering stretching he simple dropped a first word over the inter com.
- No, - said he.
- No? What do you mean brother? – question him Kor’El with a touch of fear in his voice, - what do you propose…
- I mean that I am not leaving my brother to these Gue’La to slaughter, - answered M’yen’Sha quickly cutting Aloh’Nan ‘s sentence short, - This is not right… how can he claim this to be Tau’Va? Have he bleed across the stars with them? Have taken planets with them? Does he own his life to them?! He is lost it! This is not the Tau’Va we have been raised and taught with!...
- I agree with M’Yen’Sha, - Swiftly added J’Kaara’Nan, intruding into the conversation, - We have just lost a lot of blood over a single deca and a half, and now they ask us to just give hand them our blood on the plate! May be they want us to plant some flowers for the enemy too so they can feel at home! – finished she with a furious tone.
- I must agree with this as well, - noted Eldi'Au with calm and yet unshakable tone, - we can not jus eave out brothers to this butchery…
- As much as I disagree with the commands decision, what do you think out other options might be? – finally joined the conversation Mon’Shas, - if we disobey direct order of the Aun’Vre… this smells like reeducation for us and for our cadres, and most likely exile for our brothers…

With these words, M’Yen’Sha had spoken the phrase that no one of TAU heard before.

If these are our option, then I am leaving the empire, - said he. The silence of shock of the commanders couldn’t be described as they had never heard another TUA speak such words. Finally, M’Yen’Sha elaborated on his statement.

- This is not Tau’va that I know, not the Tau’va I was raised on. Aun’va would never sacrifice the lives of our people just to save some hulk of metal scrap! I will not allow this to happen, I will not accept this. I will find the way to fix this, but until then I will not be under command of this preacher. He never bled with me! He never bled with my brothers! He knows not what words he is preaching to me!... – Shas’El took a quick breathe and finally finished with a phrase,
- I will not force any of you to follow me, yet I will ask you as my blood, to help me…

A silence last for only 30 or 50 centi- decas, yet every single person participating in this conversation pictured it as an eternity.… One by one, commanders accepted this course of action and promised to stand by each other’s side.
- Then we shell broadcast the message immediately, - noted Kor’El. - Evacuation is near completion. Only a single garrison squad of kroot and your operating cadres are left. The Gue’la Strike cruiser will start bombarding the planet in about a deca, I suggest we hurry it up.

In less then half a deca, ground forces were gathered and evacuated on board of the Sho’Ka’Anuk. Most of the warriors and even kroot, were silent through the following deca. As ship had quickly restarted the engines and made its way out of the system, last Manta had successfully doceked and was raised into the cargo bay. Shas’El quickly flew out of the mantas lower deck and secured his suit. And in few moments, as soon as the neuro interface was disconnected and safety harness unhooked, M’Yen’Sha had existed his XV8 and rushed into the nearest elevator. Elevator gently closed the smooth metallic doors behind Shas’El and rushed towards its destination. His eyes were still racing and his mind couldn’t fully understand the significance of the actions his subconscious was about to take. But he felt with all his being and with every nerve in his body that this was not what he was raised with. As soon as the elevator had arrived to the designated destination, Shas’El had stormed out and rushed into the command room. Inside, Aloh'Nan & Master Shaper “Wailing gaze” were awaiting his arrival. He slowed down, and said slowly but with undeniable excitement.
- I am so glad to see you alive, brother, said he and shock kroot s hand.
- Like wise brother, replied kroot and hugged the commander, thank you for saving me and my people, added he.
- This is what brothers do, this is what Tau’Va is about… finished Shas’El

Then, M’Yen’Sha and Aloh’Nan established a connection with the flagship of the TAU forces in this region. The discussion as heated and both sides argued, until M’Yen’Sha had simply terminated the connection… Three brothers were silent and yet there faces expressed a dazzling array of feeling, yet all three of them remained silent, understanding that this moment had no space for words. Finally M’Yen’Sha had approached the holo-map and look at map of the region they’ve set a course too. His face suddenly changed to what someone might call a smile and he finally said softly yet without any excessive emotions.

- I do not know what the void has in store for us, but at least we all be there to find out…

The ships engines pushed the metallic behemoth thru planes of void, away from the ratcheted system, towards new life and new beginnings...
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