Toko Aida

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    BING! THE CURRENT HOUR IS 1300 TOKO AIDA TIME.

    ALL NEW VISITORS SHOULD PAY A VISIT TO THE TOKO AIDA TOURIST WING. PICK UP PAMPHLETS ON MANY OF OUR NEWEST MODEL VACATION HOMES.

    PLEASE CLEAR DOCKING BAY 762. A SHIP REQUESTING AID MUST LAND. MEDICAL AND SECURITY PERSONAL PLEASE REPORT TO DOCKING BAY 762.

    WE WELCOME HIS ROYAL SOLAR MAJESTY OF ALAJE FIVE. ATTEND THE MUSEUM OF NATURAL STONES TO SEE THE PRIZED EMERALD OF ALAJE.

    IN GALACTIC NEWS, SEVERAL PLANETS OF THE AREL SYSTEM HAS BEEN USURPED BY A WARLORD. TRAVEL TO THAT SYSTEM IS NOT RECOMMENDED. IN LOCAL NEWS, GANGS HAVE BEEN REPORTED RUNNING WILD IN SECTIONS 47 AND 92. CURFEWS WILL NOW BE IN EFFECT AT 0100 HOUR.


    A big flashing screen, about the size of several buildings chimed the hour and beamed the new cycle of it's latest announcements. It repeated like this every hour in The Square, one of the large downtown areas of the Toko Aida space station. Being a part of Sector Capital, here was where most new visitors to Toko Aida stopped first. It contain the Visitor Center, the Chamber of Governance, and most of the largest trade and government buildings.

    Of course, the Capital Sector was not the only place one could first make dock on the extraordinary station. Being the size of a small planet, Toko Aida contained everything from tourist vacation spots, to it's very own black markets. You could buy ships here, trade goods, sell people if you knew the right places to look.
     
  2. Christ.

    So this was it, the "larges and most advanced space station ever built" welcome to hell.

    Vince gripped his bag, one small bag all he had. He knew why he had been assigned here, a punishment for overzealous pursuing his orders, now he'd be herding tourists and spit shining bulkheads hitching a ride on little better than a scow.

    "Teams 3, 47, and 136 to docking bay 762."

    "Well thats me..." he stood leaving the unfinished cafeteria meal on the table before donning his security helmet making sure his belt was strait he joined the other uniformed men heading for the bay.

    "Hey Kowalski!"

    "Thats not my name."

    "Why do you think they want us there when they unload unload the sick guys?"

    "Maybe it was mutiny, could be anything, chief says jump....."
     
  3. Methodius flicked the knife, burrying it halfway to its hilt in the dartboard. He walked forward, retrieved his knife, and flashed a smile at the bartender, who was trying to glare a hole through Methodius's head, and failing. Approaching the bar, staggering only slightly, he dropped a few credits on teh table, bought another beer, and staggered out of the 'Drunker Whore'. The announcements hit him as soon as the stench of stale beer and sweat had dissapeared. Smiling, he broke into a slight jog, heading for the city center. With any luck he could catch a ride to either of those sectors and find himself some work. Hell he might even make enough to pay the rent on-.

    Methodius fell over after running into the medical tech, he muttered a few obsenities, pulled himself to his feet and muttered, "Sorry about that, what the hell are you in a hurry for?"
     
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mso-para-margin-left:0in; line-height:115%; mso-pagination:widow-orphan; font-size:11.0pt; font-family:"Calibri","sans-serif"; mso-ascii-font-family:Calibri; mso-ascii-theme-font:minor-latin; mso-fareast-font-family:"Times New Roman"; mso-fareast-theme-font:minor-fareast; mso-hansi-font-family:Calibri; mso-hansi-theme-font:minor-latin;} </style> <![endif]--> “Xenon to station Toko Aida.”

    “We hear you Xenon, how may I help you?”

    “This is Captain Deca Trace, requesting permission to dock.”

    “Understood, please transmit your transponder ID and registration.”

    “Roger that, transmitting now.”

    Moments later, upon the screen before a man wearing a light blue staff uniform, appeared a stream of information. The details of the Captain Trace and of the ship Xenon. A human male with black hair and dark brown eyes. Fair skin with no other distinguishing facial features. The coordinator confirmed the registration of the captain and moved onto the ship. When the screen changed to display the ship moving slowly toward the station, the man felt a sudden chill. “The hell is that?”

    The ship on the screen had a conical center that narrowed to a point in the front with three wings, each 120 degrees apart from each other. The entire ship was painted black with a few red stripes moving along each wing. The wing tips and structure weren’t whole. There were areas that were open, creating an almost blade like design for the wings. It emanated this sort of ominous sensation just from looking at it. The details within the registration state it to be a destroyer class Novaran ship. The coordinator next to the man looked over to check out what the fuss was about. “I’ve never seen a Novaran ship like that.” She typed in a command into the console and looked over the registration forms of the ship. “Well… it all checks out. Says it’s a custom model. A modified Queda destroyer.”

    “Is something the matter?”

    The coordinators looked at one another and agree there’s nothing wrong other than the strange design. “Just checking out registrations. Everything looks to be in order, please proceed to docking bay 447.”

    “Roger that, bay 447. Xenon out.” The communications channel closed and the coordinates took a moment to look at the ship turning slowly and accelerating. “That ship… is creepy.” The woman next to him turned back to her console after replying, “Extremely.”

    After a few minutes, the Xenon approached its assigned bay. The docking crew was scrambling to get the docking lift into place when the ship came into view through the large opening with the atmospheric shielding. All of the people slowed to a stop as they looked at it. A reptilian woman wearing the colors of the chief mechanic for this particular bay narrowed her eyes. “That’s not a Queda…” Another member yelled out about not knowing where to position the lift. The answer came a few seconds later as a smaller ship appeared from out of the bottom of the ship. Moving along side the ship, they both entered the docking bay. 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    Down from the ramp came a man in his mid twenties. Wearing not combat armor, nor a captains attire, but a red jumpsuit, Trace stepped off the ramp and approached the chief bay mechanic. “That’s a Kensaki thirty nine hundred, right?” Trace turned to look at the craft for a second before responding. “Yep, best damned drop ship every made in my opinion.” The woman directed her attention to him, “They’re a hundred years old, where’d you find one?” Trace let out a laugh, “You wouldn’t believe me if I told you.” She gave him a smirk, “But it only has one turret, where’s the other one?” Trace gave a wave of his arm toward the ship. “Where was the entire wing? I had to build most of it and search for parts all over the place.”

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  5. Sick of it All

    Jarek Svarc ignored the two stumbling men, just as he ignored most of the station nowadays. He ignored the flashing lights, visually yelling at the seas of flesh and blood to enter their lairs and acquire their wares. The crowds he simply passed through silently, slipping past their numerous forms like an eel through reeds. The architecture, cutting-edge for its time, he glazed over as if it was simple brickwork.

    In truth, he simply wanted to get off the station.


    He wasn't sure if he hated it, yet it had worn him out, made him grow weary, and caused a sensation of feeling older than he truly was. The life had lead here, care-free and obedient to all his whims, had caused a sense of jaded-ness and boredom. Yet a part of him wanted to stay, attempting to find the next high, yet secretly acknowledging the emptiness behind the visceral pull. He felt as if the station was reluctant to let him go, but he had made up his mind already, moving to the docking ports, hopefully to catch a ride back to the colony world he had originated from. He knew of the wars around that area, but the planet Equimanthorn was one of the most well protected planets in the system, called by some a fortress world.


    At the age of 29, he stood at six feet and two inches, strong yet not bulky, rather sleek in appearences. Short hair, well trimmed, almost looking like a thin layer upon his head, with a sharp face, looking harsh, attentive, and cautious. Dressed in simple black pants, somewhere between jeans and cargoes, and a simple dark green and blue shirt, he strode forth. He was rather impatient and the long line-up waiting for him at the departures wasn't getting on his good side.
     
  6. "Watch it!"

    Vince grabbed one of the medics as he stumbled over a drunk, they were everywhere at this time, and that was all the time. Suckers just waiting to have their money taken through scam or robbery. And to think is was his job to stop that from happening, and to make sure they didn't hurt anyone.

    "Careful." Vince said taking hold of Methodius' shirt and helped him back onto his feet.

    "Bay 762, got something going on and they need us to clear it so the doctors can do their job." he sighed as the rest of his team continued to jog by, looks like this one was in his care. "Need a hand getting home sir?"
     
  7. The ship in bay 762 didn't so much as land as it did CRASH in the docking bay. The outsides of it looked perfectly fine. There didn't seem to be any damages to the hull or landing gear. Several personnel, both security and medical were on the outside trying to radio in for a respond, but no other transmissions were coming from the ship after the initial request for emergency landing.

    Just as some of the crew were preparing to try and override the system, or worse case, pry off the doors, one of the ship's exit doors at the side opened up. The ramp sliding down to the floor with a rushed CLANG. From outside, you could see lights flicking inside the corridors. A few holes in the walls and what vaguely looked like red and deep green splotches smeared all over the places.

    A few moments later, there came shuffling footsteps and a tattered looking form appearing in the door. A woman, wearing clothes that were frayed and covered in what looked like frost. Hair black as midnight and her skin pale, with an unnatural hue. Those same blood stains were on her face and clothes, and there was a laser pistol clenched tightly in her hands. As she shuffled down the ramp, she didn't seem intent on shooting anyone, however. She simply looked annoyed, tired, and faintly curious about her surroundings.
     
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As he slowly made his way to the nearest market district, he seemingly began to talk to himself in his head. ’Hey, Nova! You awake? I need you to find an information broker.’ Abruptly a voice replied with a high pitched voice, ’Yo Trace! I was just monitoring station activity. As for an information broker… hmm, one sec… Okay! I’m sending you the directions now.’ A small map appeared, overlaying what Trace’s left eye was seeing. ’Good work. Anything to report?’ Trace asked as he stepped onto a tram. The voice seemed to speak with a little too much excitement with its response. ’Well, the Xenon seems to be fine. Oh! But it appears a ship just made an emergency landing in the bay above ours. Can I go and see! Maybe I can even help!’ Trace frowned for a moment and let out a sigh, then reluctantly said it was alright. The voice on the other end of the internal com-channel sounded overjoyed. ’I’ll let you go, but don’t get involved if you don’t have to… We’ll be leaving once I find the part.’ The voice responded with a, ’Roger!’

    A minute passed before the Xenon’s docking bay opened. The people below performing the task Trace had given them, paused to witness an object drop down from the opening to several different parts of the ship’s exterior until finally landing safely on the bay floor. Approximately eight feet tall, a mecha stood before them. There was a moment of silence as they all stared each other down until the mecha spoke with a raise of its hand “Yo! I’m Nova. Keep up the good work!” It then made its way to the elevators to reach the docking bay 762. The maintenance crew was still in shock at what they’d just seen. “T-that was a… male body right? … But that voice!” Most of them just shook their heads and got back to work. Nova’s body may be masculine, but it uses a high pitched young female voice.

    Nova reached the now crowded bay 762. They were just about to forcefully enter the ship when an airlock opened and ramp descended. Nova moved in a bit closer, which wasn’t hard since its appearance was enough to get people to make way, but Nova didn’t stand before the rest of the people, just off to the right a bit. ’Trace, get a look at this.’ Nova began sending a live feed to Trace who was just now stepping off the tram in the market district. They watched as a woman appeared and walked down the ramp. From her appearance, she’d recently seen some action. Following the sound of Trace whistling, he spoke, ’Now that’s a woman.’ Nova laughed over the com-channel, replying ’That’s what you say about any gun welding female.’ Trace finally made it to an inconspicuous tourist shop where the directions had lead him and he took a step inside.</m:defjc></m:rmargin></m:lmargin></m:dispdef></m:smallfrac>
     
  9. Rising Discomfort

    The waiting area grew increasingly crowded by the minute as more people flooded in. It also grew increasingly tense. All around him, children whined and complained about the waiting time, sometimes exploding into fits and screams as their hand-held game systems ran out of power, as parents and tourists murmured amongst one another, their whispers and conversations full of dissent and tales of better days on the station. He'd attempted to fight the boredom, going through a few issues of the daily newspaper (all of which spoke of the same things he already knew) and watching re-runs of the same thing on the overhead televisions over and over again, but his patience was wearingg incredibly thin. The only release anyone had experienced from the grinding monotony was the sound of a crash and then the P.A. system informing them there was a bit of a problem in the dock. That had been two hours ago now.

    Jarek didn't show it, but he felt nervous and uneasy underneath the skulldrudery and boredom. It shouldn't take this long to deal with a problem like that, not on this station. With little else to do, he got off his seat and walked off to the kiosk. The man sitting there, spectacled and obviously also rather stressed with the negative attitude. He rose his head away from the computer terminal, but before he could speak, Jarek asked first.
    His voice was reserved yet keeping to itself the feeling of a great power held down and let loose only when needed

    "Helluva wait time. One of the old clunkers just broke down?"

    The man's face almost reminded him of melting ice cream, with his skin looking like it was dripping down to his neck. He imagined that all the folds on it could probably hide some personal belongings. He looked at the computer screen, fingers moving the mouse around, bringing up a white screen. Eyes scanning the info again, he looked back at Jarek and spoke, his voice low and monotone.

    "Somewhat, poor landing. Novice pilot we assume. Had permission and whatnot, but didn't arrive until a week after the scheduling date. A team's being sent in to sort it out."

    "Thanks, sir."

    Turning back, Jarek returned to his spot, preparing to undergo another few boring hours of waiting and silently complaining.
     
  10. "Team 136 take point"

    "Dammit that my team..."

    With no other choices he took off after his team heading for bay.

    "Security moving through, out the way, sir...."

    The crowds were thick around the bay despite three full teams trying to disperse the crowds. Armored red overalls knelt next to the airlock preparing to override the controls then the doors opened.

    "What a mess, looks like a warzone in there."

    "Sir that wasn't me.. it opened on its own."

    Immediately where were weapons drawn, shock batons charged as helmeted heads turned to watch the girl step out of the ship.

    Just then the leader of the team came jogging up, late.

    "Ok just whats... GET THOSE CIVILIANS OUT OF HERE." The medical teams rushed forwards but Vince held up a hand. "Miss, please put down of holster the gun. Then can you tell me where you're from and why you requested emergency clearance."
     
  11. She eyed the man that approached with a raised eyebrow. Medical or security officer of a large sized space station. They had her dock somewhere with civilians. That was stupid... They could have just landed terrorists for all they knew.

    ...technically they did. They just weren't live terrorists anymore.

    She tossed the gun down at their feet. It wasn't hers anyway and she didn't need it. Her movements were still stiff and jerky, and she was clearly tired. But she was also very wary. Her eyes didn't leave the people that were immediately around her.

    "What is the name of this station." she responded, asking a question of her own instead of answering his. "Where are the communication terminals. I need to speak with your officials."
     
  12. "This station is Toko Aida, and there will be a public communications terminal in your quarantine chamber where you'll be until the medics have run your blood work." He knelt picking up the pistol and checked it over, flipping on the safety and ejecting the energy cells allowing a doctor to step forwards and take her arm gently and jab a needle in drawing out a small amount of blood.

    Several men now stepped into the ship weapons drawn and began scanning for life. "But before you leave you need to tell me exactly what happened, as far as I'm concerned you and every person on or off this ship are a threat to station security and I'm not going to let you talk to anyone until I know what you crash landed into our docking bay with a boatload of corpses."
     
  13. The Madness Begins

    As the woman and the security team spoke, a third party was observing and overhearing everything they said and did. Exterior cameras placed on the ship, seemingly destroyed, silently kept a lookout. The information was transferred not to a control center within whatever was left of the woman's ship, but rather to a location elsewhere in the station. Said location, one of the main security overwatch control points, had been just covertly taken over only an hour ago. To those receiving this, the time had come to initiate the experiment.

    Hidden from the prying eyes of security and civilians, figures clad in black and their faces reduced to a pair of faintly luminous yellow lights stalked through the pipeworks and maintenance tunnels of the station. Modular weaponry scanned these hidden corridors, with the occasional quick burst of silenced gunfire slaughtering maintenance crews, dead before they even had a chance to blink. Travelling behind them was a robot of sorts, six spindly legs attached to a half-square, half-sphere body, green lights bisecting its body, allowing the hint of a bio-hazard sign to be seen.

    Back in the cold depths of space, a group of large military ships with striking red paint patterns streaking across their hulls, 22 in all, began to close in on the station, approaching it from multiple angles. Yet not a single turret on the station turned to fire. Only a few light patrol ships attempted to desperately hold back the tide, but it was already too late. Long beams of bright light bisected them, causing them to erupt into blossoms of raw fire.

    The station was breaking into chaos, as powerful forces shook the entire station and its hull began to be scarred in certain places, yet fortunately, it remained un-breached. People looked around unsurely as to what was going on, and why the station's P.A. system had remained eerily silent. More security forces began to scramble, shouting angrily, asking their superiors why they couldn't get any information on whatever was going on, and why there were no responses to their calls for backup, support, or intel.

    Far away, on a distant planet, one man walked through cold steel halls, passing armed guards, on his way to a control room. His body was worn by the ravages of time, yet still horribly lively yet deathlike in his appearence, as if decomposing yet slowly being consumed by some horrid disease of living machinery at the same time. As he entered the room, he looked up at the screen, and the armoured, masked face of Warlord Macaroth Erzslintaug looked back at him, four intimidating bodyguards dressed in combat gear standing as still as statues. Even behind the mask, the man knew the Warlord was smiling with him.

    The plan had begun, and they both knew the parts the other would play.
     
  14. Someone jabbed a needle in to her arm and almost immediately she had the medic by the shirt collar. Nearly hefting him up on the edge of his toes. Glaring at him for half a second, she set him loose and shoved him back just as quick. With that, several of the security officers had pulled their guns and aimed in her direction, preparing for some sort of altercation.

    She remained exactly where she was. Turning her gaze at the one addressing her, her expression remained controlled but very annoyed. "I awoke to find myself in a busted freezer and on a ship full of criminals. So natural, I killed them." Her admittance came with no regret or signs of guilt. Just pure and simple fact.

    "Investigate it if you wish. But I need to speak with your officials as soon as possible."
     
  15. His hand curled around the holster of his pistol, but unlike the greener men around him he hadn't drawn his weapon. He simply put a hand on the doctor's shoulder and pulled his out of her reach. She had given up her weapon and that was enough to suggest she didn't intent to slaughter the station.

    "Would you mind coming with me and answering some questions while you wait. You're ship is starting to give me the creeps." he shoot his head as his mind wondered back to the meal he had left in the cafeteria and his stomach growled with longing, even for reconstituted protein with whatever scraps Jeff could find to felt it resemble something close to food. "What I'm curious about is how you got into the ship and how you killed her entire crew, why you killed her entire crew, and then crash landed right into our docking bay.
     
  16. The man didn't like the looks of a ship filled with dead bodies? A slow wicked smile spread across her face. She still didn't make any movements from the spot.

    "If I answer your incessant questions, will cease delaying me? ...Somehow I doubt it." Answering her own question out loud, she seemed to be debating whether or not she was going to cooperate. The tiredness of her body seem to win out, her stature relaxing only a bit. Without giving indication that she was going to do so, she started walking. Past the man with his hand on his gun, and ignoring the very nervous looking security and medical personnel. She gave a quick glance to the curious bystanders in the docking bay as well as deciphering the signs and screens up along the station walls. Where she wanted to go was... that way.

    She knew she was being 'escorted' and to ease the man's curiosity she acquiesced to his interrogation. "I have no idea how I ended up on that ship. The last thing I remember are armed men storming in to a conference meeting and throwing the majority of us in to cryo-chambers. I imagine the men on that ship didn't intend for me to wake up so soon, if I could called this soon - they deemed it necessary to shoot at me first. I doubt any court would punish me for defending myself. As for why I crash landed - I am unfamiliar with present date's technology. Fifteen minutes is not an adequate time to suddenly brush up on one's instruction logs."

    "...does this answer your questions?"
     
  17. Bodily Corrupted

    The murmurs of dissatisfaction and closed eyes had changed. Now, the overdue passengers had their eyes wide open, uncertainty audible in their voices. Across the room, people looked up like the clergy of a church at the television screens as sudden newscasts came in. Exterior observational systems had suddenly gone black, and rumours of large, looming unidentified ships waiting just on the outside of the base were filling in. The artificial streets were suddenly in uproar and confusion as shopping malls, clubs, theaters, and other places where many congregated had been closed down. Armed soldiers, many of which were wearing HAZMAT suits and military grade armour, moved quickly and without haste as civilians and camera crews watched from a distance. Whole buildings were locked down in minutes and intel on the specifics were scarce.

    Jarek Svarc didn't look at the televisions for long. All around him, the room seemed to have suddenly become tense and anxious, as if in its entirety it was a nervous and cornered animal. Hurried questions were sent to loved ones over cell-phones and once near-slumbering groups of people rose to their feet all around, as airport security crackled over walkie-talkies and the staff looked around nervously. Things got worse when the security teams entered. Angry and scared, the mob began to throw questions their way and towards that of the staff, demanding to know what was going on. As they did, the din from outside began to rise in volume and chaos, becoming a sonically undefinable mix of shouting, sirens, and rumbling. The Equimanthorn-born man wasn't sitting anymore nor bunched into a mob. No, he was getting out of here with his belongings. He was-


    ...Staring right into her eyes, that woman, that pale-skinned...ghost of a woman, as if for a split second, time around them had stopped, and the only thing he could think of was her gaze, and that smell, that subtle smell, almost hiding from his nose. He'd never seen this pale-skinned woman before, but the sudden-ness with which she became the focal point of his senses, he knew that wasn't natural.


    "You...," he said, as if it was all he could think of to say "This, this is just run of the mill for you...isn't it?"


    The near-riot-like conditions around them suddenly returned as his senses filtered them back in. Yet he remained un-moving, simply looking at her as if she was all he could see.


    Yet in the flash of an eye it stopped. The sound everyone was dreading to here pierced through the cacophony of confusion. From the docking area, loud, ripping, crackling sounds, those of modern weaponry, tore through the air, and in response, the anger and fear turned into terror and madness. Men, women, and children ran in a disorganized heap, through the security forces, towards the door, and into the escaliting insanity outside. Screams were heard, some of them twisting and seemingly bestial, from back within the docking port where the ship had landed awkwardly, along with more gunfire.


    As orders were shouted and armed forces moved to and fro, all he could do was stare at her, feeling as if he should be angry, yet the only prevailing sentiment was confusion.



    ++++++++++


    It plowed past a guard, ignoring the bloody holes in its fleshy, gnarled hide. It had the legs of the dead on the ship, yet its body seemed a horrid jumble of putrid splotchy flesh, gnashing and mutated limbs seemingly plucked at random from a selection of invertebrates, and whatever that was human about it had been re-arranged in a way that seemed to be a macabre parody of the earth-born species.

    The vague form of a torso, now covered in some half cartilage-like, half seemingly fungal growth, shuddered forward on horrid limbs. The ribs of the chest had seemingly elonated into an uneven shuddering collection of makeshift, pointed limbs, holding it only slightly upright,. Its form was still bent as if it was some stalking predator, dragging its almost centipede like lower body along, tiny limbs, some of which were the other ribs, scampering to keep up. Its weapons were a pair of long and spindly pincer-claws, and seemingly what may have been a neck. A vaguely spherical shape, torn in some places, and with hellish hints of what was the unfortunate victim's eyes, now just white spheres, swung wildly to and fro, its lower jaw seemingly elongated to a snake-like level, snapping wildly.

    A few guards turned around to fire, but the abomination shambled forth, faster than it should. A long claw sliced them horizontally in one sweeping move, drawing blood and sending them to the round. Meanwhile, the crowd grew even more panicked, crowding the doorway, as the morbid creature was not alone. More aberrations of re-purposed bio-matter, some in far more disturbing reconfigurations, were breaking through the doors, squelching and chittering.

    One of them, some sort of hovering lump, putrid yellow green, gazed at the black-haired woman with skin as white as heaven. A plethora of mis-matched limbs, bones, and bizarre protrusions seemed to shudder softly, shaking like twigs in the wind. Suddenly, blood-red patches seemed to erupt on where its face should have been, and a shrieking howl emanated. What seemed to have been a hand, fingers bent at odd angles and elongated to disgusting lengths, pointed at her, jabbing fiercely.

    A few of the other abominations suddenly turned away from the outnumbered security forces and rushed towards Gillian and Jarek.
     
  18. Everything was falling in to chaos, yet she remained as calm as ever. It seemed as if she didn't even notice the angry and terrified mob of people or the security alerts suddenly going off. ...at first. Something about the place had suddenly shifted, and it was a new and alarming feeling for her. It was like sensing a danger coming. Then someone was staring right at her.

    "You... This, this is just run of the mill for you...isn't it?"

    No, it wasn't him she was sensing. His question was odd, but amusing. The corner of her mouth turned up in a smirk and she was just about to say something snarky when the churning of metal giving way to startling screaming stopped her. People started to scatter in a panic. High pitched screams bouncing in every direction.

    From across the bay it clawed it's way in. Covered in blood and gore, filled with holes from failed gunshots. It's whole body twisted and still seeming to be contorting with bone and muscle.

    It pointed at her!

    That was the first time she looked surprised. Alarmed!

    "What the FUCK is that thing." She shouldn't have tossed down the gun. Now more than one of the beasts were there and running at them. Like hell she was going to stand there.

    "Move it! They're coming this way!" Turning on a heel, she was grabbing that security officer Vince and shoving him forward to get running.
     
  19. Its has unbelievable, in the most literal sense of the word. Never in his life had he seen or expected to see such an ugly alien. Thats what struck him, more than the fact it was shrugging off the weapons fire like thrown rice, or that it was about to kill him, the girl and the stranger who had chosen this moment to violate a security cordon.

    "Fuuuu..." he was pulled, his shoulders snapping around ripping his eyes from the beast. His body tilting in the direction he was being pulled. Run, its all he could do, the weight of his baton and stungun slapping against his palm. Useless. The confiscated laser pistol wouldn't do much better. He was crowd control, not military. Slowly another though wormed its way into his mind, there were plenty of frantic reports in the secure channels buzzing in his ear, but no word from central.

    "What the hell was that thing?"
     
  20. Pursuit

    The room was in utter uproar as he made his escape. Quickly putting on his backpack, he outstretched a hand, grabbing the pale woman's shoulder to center himself as he ran with her and the security officer, away from the soon-to-be bloodbath.

    "The front entrance is jammed, we're only going to be sitting ducks if we try there!"


    It had grown packed with civilians attempting to quickly escape the starport, but to the horror of Jarek, their en-masse group movement was only slowing them down as a whole.


    "Side entrances, hidden exits, you know any, officer?" he said, aiming the question at the man that the pale woman had grasped.


    As he looked behind him, the bizarre floating one and a few of its cronies weren't too far behind. Civilians that happened to be in their way were simply disposed off, sometimes sliced in half or rammed out of the way by their utter brute strength.