Ari and Brandon's Apartment - Oregon, United States – Earth
Sunday, May 17th 2020
Brandon slipped the ring on her finger. "Good choice Darkside." He smiled "you want to get naked now and celebrate? Look Darkside no need to change or feel bad, or be all stiff. I know what I am getting and I am already here. Nothing has changed except we will have a piece of paper for the world to see that we love each other. You need not feel like you have or be nicer or less sarcastic. Just stay true to you and I will be happy." He tugged her pants down wiggling her hips. He lifted her on his shoulder to land in a heap together on the bed. "I try real hardto give you what you desire Darkside not because I fear losing you but because I enjoy making you happy. I like it when you lose control and climax even when you don't want to." he rolled over on the bed beside her face to face. "You did suggest this too remember? Spending the morning in bed."
Post by ~ RisaXSeph ~ on May 11, 2017 23:48:57 GMT
Joint Post Ari Mizriki Brandon MacCloud
Hours later Ari woke first. She stared at him for a few minutes then got up getting dressed in a pair of jean shorts and a short sleeve pink shirt. It was the same one she wore alot. She sat on the bed sitting cross-legged with bare feet. She just watched him until he woke. She wanted to ask if he was interested in seeing the new place she worked. Being freelance for her writing for newspapers and all was fun but it was not an actual JOB; she had a real JOB for the second time in her life. Even if it just sort of was placed upon her she was proud of that fact though Major Erikson obviously thought she was a hopeless idiot or at least that is what she thought he thought of her.(edited)
"This is that military base job right?" Brandon shrugged "I suppose I should know where to go to look for you if you vanished." he smiled as he got up and started getting dressed. jeans and a t'shirt., sneakers. He gathered up the soiled toys as he dressed and washed them off. "Hey remember this." he showed her the bullet he had bought her back when they met. "I will drive you put this in your panties and I will make this more interesting." He smiled "I could add more to alleviate any boredom on your part?'
"Yeah..." she watched him dress then when he pulled out the toy she tilted her head. "Such a perv... You want me to climax in front of my boss don't you..." She joked. She takes the small bullet vibrator and undoes her shorts "If you make me wet myself in public or something I will kill you..." She then takes it and lowers her shorts down inserting the vibrator then pulls her shorts back up rebuttoning them. "Remember... me wetting myself equals me murdering you... dead... k..." She said in a serious yet; it was kind if a playful yet challenging tone. It was almost like she expected him to do something but didn't want it to be that.
Brandon raised an eyebrow "So you want to be bossy do you? Well Mrs. Wifey I just might do all you just said just because you threaten me. maybe we should establish just who is who in this relationship." His serious expression busted and he began laughing "c'mon Darkside. I have under estimated your control a time or two but never when anything important was on the line." They were in the truck and driving out toward this 'base' a few minutes later. "They won't shoot me on site will they? I would like to be around at least long enough to get married."
"They didn't shoot me when I was filming their super robots!" She said sounding acomplished. "You didn't hear that though..." She winked. As they drive closer to the base they noticed some signage; pretty standard signage then she remembers the road. "Turn here... down this road." They head down the road and soon arrive at an old mansion. During the day this place actually looked deserted. Someone would have a hard time believing this was actually used. It did seem odd that an airfield was behind an old delapidated mansion.
"Hey this is like a secret base?" Brandon looked at Ari and turned on the bullet to a mid setting "truth or dare time Darkside. Did they say you could come back here or were you told to wait for them to come get you?" brandon was a little worried about this, people vanished permanently from places like this!
"hey... " She blushed. "Um... they told me they would call me... but it will be fine as long as you dont make me climax..." She said the last part sort of in an whisper. "They didn't kill me did they" She smirked.
"No but they did not really invite you back and I think we better leave." Brandon stopped the truck "they might change their mind after all this time you brought company and they might feel you have too many friends to show this too." Brandon had no sooner turned the truck around when a helicopter showed up on the horizon coming closer rapidly. Brandon shut the truck off "looks like we are staying." From all around them jeeps and HUmvees began driving up surrounding the truck. Brandon smiled and shut the bullet off, "well I ain't dead yet."
Marines just sat in the jeeps as a man in a suit comes out of the mansion with Major Erikson. "Oh well hello there!" The old man says. "Delighted to see you again!" he adds. Ari tilts her head. "Who is this guy; I know the major but... eh..." "Come on let's talk." He says in a friendly manner. "That is unless you want me to lock your friend in a cell and then subject you to manual labor and PT duty for the next six months." The Major says. "Dr. Azari Futo; director of temporal operations... I believe they would call me your bosses, bosses, bosses, boss..." he said taking Ari's hand and bowing as he introduce himself. The Major then speaks "Mizriki!" Almost shouting at her. She turns her attention to him. "Who is he?" Azari answers. "Well my good boy he is a student at her college..." "... Sir let me deal with base matters." "He is Brandon McCloud... my fiance..." Ari replies to the Major "Come on out boy or do my marines have to drag you out..." The Maajor asks.
Brandon got out of the truck and stayed close to Ari, protectively. He was scared but not for himself. "I would advise you tell your marines to keep their hands to themselves. I believe it is in everybody's best interest to be nice to each other." Brandon made eye contact with the Major, his eyes as hard as the marines. Brandon had been in life and death situations a few times and he knew what he could do. He feared no man he had ever met, not that he had any suuperhero illusions.
The Major smiled "Why would we shoot our own agent... The US Army may be full of jarheads but I am not one of them and everyone here is not either... Besides does he look like a soldier to you; if we were going to drag you both away to some location unknown you think we would let a HIGHLY VALUABLE politician shake her hand and bow in front of her; what do you take us for some private security company... This is the United States Military!" "I feel like he is giving a recruitment speech..." Ari replies as Azari stands and extends his hand out to Brandon "No need to fear if we really wanted to kill you one of our cloaked shuttles would have just blown you up." "Cloaked... huh... like what I saw that giant robot do?" Ari asked Major Erikson just puts his head on his hand "I am surrounded by idiots..."
Brandon tended to believe the Major was indeed an idiot. he shook the civilian's hand and shrugged. "I never said kill us, but I am not about being man-handled and shoved around. Death is preferable. Now you wanted to take is somewhere?" Brandon "That is an apache gunship back there, when did you begin calling them a cloaked .. shuttle?"
Azari smiled "Now now... Why would me little US Army minions harm you two poor little love birds... That would not be practical when I could just be nice to you; offer you a job and increase her pay and everyone will enjoy not telling anyone what they saw here." "Spoken like a true politician..." Ari retorted. Azari just nods laughing lightly. Major Erikson just blinks then says "So then if you are just going to sweet talk these two why do you need us... I do have that Ambassador or whatever she is down in the conference room to deal with." "Oh yes; these two fun little children can deal with her." "What?! I don't think that is the best idea sir." "Did I phrase my response as a question?" Azari then looks at Ari "Did I phrase my response to him as a question?" "No you did not sir." Erikson just walks off pulling out his radio "All marine teams return to your positions." Erikson goes back downstairs. "Ah yes... The shuttle question... Behold!" Ari and Brandon hear the sounds of something landing then a futuristic spacecraft decloaks. "Everyone loves shuttles... Bye bye now!" He waves the shuttle off; it cloaks and flies away. Azari looks at both Ari and Brandon "Well come on... hold hands... you are engaged aren't you?" "How in the bullshit do you know so much and why does it matter?" "I know many many things... Think of me as an old eccentric librarian who has access to books about you before they actually come out." "B... Books about me... Everyone hates me... who would write a book about me..." "Oh but THAT my dear is the question though I can't tell you the answer to that... Now come along..." Azari says going inside of the mansion The first main room had two guards sitting at a table then past them was an elevator like in the Men in Black Movie. Azari takes them down to the base with the elevator. "Splendid isn't it... I bet you never expected an entire military city to be down here now did you?" "You seem... way to chipper about your job..." Azari laughs then the elevator opens as they get to the bottom level. He takes them down a hallway and into a room with a table and chairs. A man with a bunch of papers like the ones Ari signed was in there.
Brandon knew aviation and the shuttles he saw were way more advanced then anything he had ever heard of. Cloaking to his from radar was pretty common knowledge but to cloak from eye sight was unheard of except scyfi. Brandon kept quiet as this was way more then he had expected. The underground city was much more expansive then he would have thought, He had read of underground cities as shelters and majot military bases but this seemed less and less military and moe like a colony? When he ws lead to a room full of papers he looked at Ari "You signed all that?" He winced "I know you never read a tenth of that mess Ari. What have you done?" RisaXSeph - Last Tuesday at 12:05 PM Atari looked over at his bureaucrat then nodded. "Mr. Forbes Will be delighted to service you at this moment however I have of the tasks I need to complete." The man teleported away. "OK so people just disappear here... totally something I expected..." Ari rolls her eyes. The base did seem more like it was a self-contained colony. "I didn't read it but it's not like I'll get killed over it or anything... what was with that dude like disappearing though..." Forbes looks over at Brandon "We have these documents prepared for you." Ari seems confused yet intrigued by this whole weird situation. Brandon looked uneasy. "Just what does this job entail? I am not as impulsive as my wife here, I want to know what is in store." Brandon was beginning to understand this was not modern Earth equipment this was alien in design and capability. If they could cloak a ship they could well appear like whatever they wished to the naked eye. He smiled inwardly as he thought of an old movie 'Galaxyquest'. He wentover to the table, "well Ari might as well take a seat as I plan to read what I am signing."
Ari does take a seat "Man in suit insult does this place have room service?" The guy stares when he blinks a few times and eventually says "I actually have no idea I'm pretty sure they do... just call down to the cafeteria there is a phone over there this is conference room 2." The man in the suit says to Brandon "in essence you would become a federal agent. Most of these releases and documents are therefore if you die if you disseminate information you're not supposed to do things of that nature in addition to situations where if you get shot in the line of duty you shoot an online things like that; fun situations... pretty much what people do for us is provided operational support for agents what that means it could mean just about anything you honestly could be a coffee delivery boy or you could be assigned to guard and escort a political person from another world... or last but not least and this is a really funny one you could always be sent through a time gateway into some time you never been that one is really fun." "so how much does this pay anyway?" "120000 a year starting full government benefits." Ari ordered dinner and food is soon brought down. Brandon listened but he was not so sure he liked all of this. The pay was a six digit number to start? He was very skeptical as to why a college student with no real military training or displayed skills would be hired on sight for ten grand a month. That was like a Major's pay or a navy LtCommander. He wondered just why they would have Ari escort some politician around the world unless they wanted the diplomat dead? Which did not bode too well for Ari in his mind. Coffee boy? They could get about any private for that at about eight hundred a month. None of this sounded legitimate. he began reading the forms. A lot of legal jargon basically saying keep your mouth shut at all times. The problem he saw right away was these did look like the real papers for a federal agent. he had seen state police applications and parts of the application for the FBI and a lot of these looked just like those. He was reading forms when the food arrived and he began absently eating as he continued to read. he made two stacks as he read, ones he would sign without any questions and ones he had a lot of questions about. When he got to space travel and the time dimensional forms, alternate universes. he leaned back and glanced at Ari "you have no idea what you signed do you?"
The man standing there for awhile letting him read eventually smirked after he got to a specific point. Ari and Brandon had started eating by this point. They man though about how both of these kids literally had no idea they were dealing with time traveling police with technology that would make the US Army look sad; actually the only reason they worked with the Army in this case was because it made things easier if futuristic ships just stared uncloaking over towns to "correct" problems in the timeline the polution to it would be extremely unreasonable; this way get army folks or better... Their civilian grunts to do it for you under the idea of some new federal agency and make sure they do not know the larger picture they do not pollute the local timeline becuase they have no actual idea what is going on and you are six degrees of separation away. Ari shrugged. "Does it really matter... The contracts you signed probably have some line about you getting blown up by some rocket on some island somewhere and how I cant sue over some random rock crushing your mind by falling from Mars through space into your airplane becuase "God" did it... Same shit different day... All contracts are lame as fuck.... Have you read your auto policy... Since your father is ex military and you have a military plan... Heh... They have stuff about rockets hitting your car... Tanks rolling about town... Do you think that would EVER happen..." She said. The man finally let out a chuckle about how naive she really was. "You kids have no idea."
Brandon smiled although he did not feel any humor. "I agree with you Sir, we have no idea. Which is why I am trying to understand what all this means. I ahve no real skills and neither does Ari here to make this 'job' justified. In any business deal to be valid both sides have to be represented equally as far as demand and what is offered. You are offering an extreme starting salary which means the demands are more far reaching then fetching coffee for someone. Now the only thing I can see Ari and I share is the fact no one is coming for us, no one will likely truly notice we went missing." He looked at Ari. I think tanks might roll down any street in the world under the current ruling powers." Brandon shrugged and began signing. "Darkside you already committed us. I just wanted to see what I was signing up for. I want something added though. We are husband and wife, she goes I go. Or none of this means a damn."
The guy nods "You both are assigned to the same unit. You see the thing is you both are going to have it hard and easy both; this job is something no one else will ever have or can do... So you see of course it would pay unrealisticly... You noitced that shuttle" he looked at Ari "And you the mech; these things are not of the normal military I am sure you know... You say you should not be missed if you disappeared... More like there is no one you would feed masses of information to so the world could gossip about what we are doing here... distribution of information needs to be kept secret becuase what we do is... oh... how should I say... other-worldly..." he said as if joking but really he was telling the truth. Ari continues to eat listening but just absorbing what he was saying.
With every word the guardian spoke the less Brandon trusted the fellow. Ari was a budding reporter and a scoop like this would make her a top sought after reporter. This scoop would make her famous overnight. Now Brandon new she really had not much interest in that but the fact she was a reporter with a growing reputation of digging into stories made his reasoning pure bullshit. The otherworldly comment bothered him as well. Brandon was not to eager to work for aliens that might well circumvent his planets government. Still anything this powerful was better to be inside then ran over. Brandon finished signing the papers as he finished eating. He took Ari's hand "ok now what?"
The man nodded taking the papers and opened the door waving in a marine who came in giving Brandon a phone and a pistol. The man in the suit left. The marine handed Brandon an envelop then asked. "You have fired a sidearm before right?" Ari watched the old man leave gathering up the papers and bring in the marine who gives Brandon gear. "This place sure is not much for conversation." "No ma'am it is not... Once he is all set I will be taking you over to the other conference room that is after the brief is read." The marine said kindly; he seemed to be treating vocally her like she was precious cargo even though she two worked for the military.
"Yes." Brandon had fired firearms since he was a kid and he checked the weapon and a couple of the bullets inside it. The bullets looked real and the pistol had a firing pin so it looked like it would work. It was a military sidearm so he reversed the slide and safety for a left handed shooter. He did not really like displaying this much of his knowledge but if he needed the weapon he was ambidextrous to a point but his left hand he favored. He replaced it in the holster and attached it to the left side of his belt. Brandon picked up the envelope and opened it, "what do you make of this Darkside." He used her nickname showing he felt a bit less uneasy.
Ari reviewed the document inside with him. It was orders. They were to basically guard Serena. Protect a girl who could likely kill everyone on this base... This was definately just for show. It looked like even their marine escort even knew that but he did not seem to care much. Ari said "We are to guard some Ambassador or something..." She replied. The Marine nodded. "Feel free to follow me when you are ready. He said stepping outside of the door.
Brandon followed Ari from the room "this idiocy makes sense to you?" We are to be bodyguards. With no training, no idea where we are going or why, or even what dangers might be involved. The government is not this stupid. "You don't even have a weapon? You can shoot as well, not as good as me but you are no slouch with a pistol." Brandon continued walking beside her. he took a few more steps "Ari who goes by one name? Serena? I really have a bad feeling about all this."
Ari shows her gun that she has in her purse. "They gave me one too... Though yeah it seems pretty strange... You only live once though... We are not bodyguards but with an entire military base why would we need to guard anyone; plus with guys like Mr. Marine here we should be good." The marine arrives at the room and opens the door. Serana is inside "I assume her; she looks harmless enough... Who has a sword with a kimono though..." Serena turns to them "Are you to be my escorts then? Your superiors seem incompetent... Oh pardon my rudeness... I am Serena Elings Rei Oringari-Wellmarth. You may refer to me as Miss Rei. I am the Commander of the Caldarian Fifth Combat Order." Serena did a curtsy. Ari did the same and introduced herself "Erin Clark-Mizriki... Everyone calls me Ari though; I hate my first name..." "Miss Ari" Serena said nodding at her then turning to Brandon.
Brandon was if anything put off by her attitude. The blue hair and odd dress, the sword? She was buff though and somehow the sword seemed to 'fit' her. He reserved his opinion as he bowed slightly Brandon MacClous at your service Ms Rei."
Serena nodded to them. "Mister Brandon... Now then... Are you taking me to my reenforcements; we must locate the traitors." Ari looked over at the marine. He seemed to just be a guard though. She looked over at Brandon. "Now where did the Major run off to..." She returns her attention to the marine "Call Erikson." The marine called over the raido to the base control room and got a response over his earpeice. "The Major would like you to keep the Commander here company until he returns." The guard said. "So we are babysitting" "I am no baby!" "it is a metaphor." Ari defended herself. Brandon looked at Ari then at the marine guard. This was insane. Reinforcements, traitors.. What the hell did they expect Ari and himself to do in this situation? He looked around the room unsure what was even happening. This was a military operation, maybe CIA? Ari had no training, he had no training, neither of them had any business being here. He looked at the blue haired Commander "We are both newly arrived here? Maybe you would be so kind to tell us who we are hunting and who is doing the hunting?" She was obviously a warrior so he figured she would either tell him the truth or ignore him.
Serena looked from Ari to Brandon "I see; this does explain the clothing... You appear to be civilians... You work for a joint alliance of forces whom collectively are working to hold order in this region of space. One of the major groups invovled in this is called the Galactic Federation... Most of us just refer to them as the Federation... They are... historically a branch government of the old United Federation of Planets long removed; now they actually control the whole of the former UFP and a number of other regions of space. So the other groups who control this base; a group that records all things that happen in the universe; they refer to themselves as the "Watchers" My government and I believe they have their own agenda but so does everyone else... Now you know who you work for... Who you are fighting... Since these two groups are so large there are internal conflicts within them... Sometimes their own people think they know better... This is why my government has always remained small and held a tight grip on its people; less possibility for such things." Ari tilts her head "Uh... nope... whats the Federation..." "Huh... Oh yes; you people are in a past of your world... My government does not involve itself in such matters we only came here due to a distress call... Such complicated matters time brings... How should I say... Your present is not really... Hum... Time does not flow in a straight line as you think it does... This is a very complicated thing... It is not something a war commander like myself can explain..."
"You were a bit vague... You said that these entities are fighting their own people? And What is the United Federation of Planets?" Ari asked in follow up "... There are terrorist organizations within the Federation whom try to bring forth their own version of law or whatever they believe in upon others... or to just conduct terror for terrors sake." "... You've said nothing new... I'm a journalist not an idiot..." "The United Federation of Planets was an alliance of races that was formed in the late 22nd century." "Late... huh..." Ari pauses for a moment "Thanks but... good prank... bye..." She grabs Brandon's hand and pulls him outside going to leave. Serena simply says "I hail from what you would refer to as the 46th century." "Nope..." Ari said after taking Brandon out and closing the door practically in her face. "Well I am an absolutely... either someone is really good at pranking us or I just got us both killed..." She said to Brandon taking him down a hall trying to remember how to get out. An alarm soon sounds. "Yep... we're dead... I'm sorry I was such an impuslive..."
"Hey for once I agree with you. Carrying a sword in the 46th century seems a bit odd? So they plan on fighting people about two hundred years in the future? This way." Brandon tugged her hand heading up a set of steps. "You do know we are likely pretty far underground? I think we will need an elevator so we are as you say likely dead."
"Maybe it is just a joke... cause yeah... Sword... shouldnt they have lasers or something... plasma beams or some shit..." She followed him up steps "Yeah... We're doomed... Slavery for us if we are lucky..." The base intercom activates "All personnel action stations; level 3 lockdown is cancelled... Enemy craft inbound..." "Enemy... So wait... they are being attacked now... We are so most undeniably dead now!" Azari finds them "You morons! This way... Were you not told to stay with Miss Serena... You can't get her to an escape shuttle if you are corpses... Stupid children!" Azari had her with him and the Marine that was guarding the door. "You seem to have everything under control... I don't want to play your game anymore..." ari said to Azari "But this is not a game my dear or would you rather the enemy disrupter cannons and beams prove that to you?" Ari looks worried looking around undecided wanting to impulsively run but too afraid that would get her killed to move.(edited)
Look dude, the dizzy bitch with the superiority complex blue hair and the sword? I think you can do better to fight beam guns? You tells nothing but shit then expect us to know what is going on? Like who the hell is attacking Oregon? Russians ain't likely and North Korea can't reach this far." Brandon scooped Ari up in his arms in a cradle as he followed the weird Scientist. He was not sold on the invasion but maybe they would see an elevator out of here as they ran.
Serena turned her nose up at them "Commoners..." The Marine thought how she was being a bit stuck up but kept his thought to himself. He was just here to guard the base; he had a wife and kid at home. He thought base duty would be safe but working a classified operation was never safe apparently. Azari, Serena and the Marine led them to a bay that had a freight lift in it and a shuttle-craft inside. The Marine had Serena get in first. Azari made sure Brandon got in the room with Ari then the base started shaking like and earthquake or something. It sounded like they were bombing them the door caved in. The Marine pushed the two of them inside the shuttle and closed shuttle the hatch transmitting via comm emergency launch instructions to control. The elevator lifted the shuttle up and opened the door to the LZ. Outside of the base a number of small spacecraft were fighting each other. A larger one was bombing the base but apparently was so outfitted with bombs they had not included anything else. Serena took the Systems Manager Seat. "I am unskilled at flying but if I must I will..."(edited)
Brandon put Ari in a seat and buckled her in then sat beside her and buckled himself in "whatever is happening this is going to be a harsh take off Darkside so if you puke look at your knees so it doesn't cover anyone else." Brandon Put his hand on her shoulder "Get ready to get crushed." Brandon had no idea what sort of craft they were iin but it looked like a space shuttle sort of flyer, stubby wings and huge engine nacelles. RisaXSeph - Today at 12:06 PM Serena had finished the pre-flight checks and activated the shields and other systems. "We are prepared to depart." She said simply. She took flight controls transferrring them to the systems manager position and lifted off the shuttle.As they exited the bases underground hanger an enemy fighter tried to attack them but was summarily shot down by the bases defenses which were barely holding their own. Ari looked outside. "... We're gunna die... and there is so much I haven't done yet." The lift off was actually not horribly harsh due to the shuttles stablizers; these were some very advanced technologies. Ari looked at Brandon; she was pretty afraid but she knew he was too... He was just better at hiding it than she was. Serena piloted the shuttle up into the sky heading through Earth's atmosphere. Serena then said "Useless can you not do anything..." Ari glared at her "You... We don't even know what is going on and you just act like this is normal... I hate people like you..." "The feeling is mutual." That response made Ari angry even though she was still pretty scared this girl was just; something was wrong with her. Serena attempted to make conversation "I take it your world does not just allow its people to be worthless... what do you do for your community?" She asked the two of them coldly. Ari didn't respond.
Brandon was trying to figure out the craft and what was going on. The flight out of the atmosphere did not draw nearly enough 'g'force for such a steep climb and then they were in space? Nothing did that, not even close. He vaguely herd her and Ari talking, Ari was angry as he would have expected. He was mostly confused as this was not just advanced tech, this was like sci-fi tech! He looked at Serena and the marine "who are you really?" He looked at the blue haired lady "yeah I know your from the 46th century and command some military unit. I heard you mention some terrorist plot and you were suppose to have reinforcements. I got that much but we were told nothing, and I mean nothing. We were told to sit in a room with you and that was it. I am guessing this is not normal for you either that they saddle you with untrained and uninformed people. Now this ship is many years ahead of anything we have today. Those attacking craft were not of the Earth I know either. I can't help you without knowing what is happening."
He shrugged "I am not saying I won't or don't want to. I am saying I have no idea what you need and why you want me to do it."
The marine replied "I would venture even though your skills are considered archaic it would still be easier to teach you than some snotnose runt out of the academy who knew literally nothing... That is why they hire most of us; its better to have us with our dated skills then some idiot officer who thinks they know what they are doing. As for what is going on; welcome to the future... You say not of this Earth... You are right... not even of this time actually. She is who she said she is and I never did introduce myself... First Lt. Max Patterson; I actually work for the Federation Marine Corps... One of the bases attache... I basically handle diplomatic security but they only assigned me. One marine to guard delegates... I assume that is why they placed you guys... Extra bodies I guess... Another part of being a marine... I just get orders and never question them. Sir." Serena did not glorify Brandon with a response but at least Patterson seemed talkative enough. He then said "Ma'am as for what these two do... Mr. MacCloud is a small aircraft pilot; charter aircraft things like that... Ms. Mizriki is a journalist and photographer; they can both hold their own in a fight... for civilians..." Patterson turned his attention back to Ari and Brandon "So this Federation is an alliance of hundreds of alien species though; oddly enough most of the folks who I have served with tend to be Humans... Don't ask me why... Think of us as the galaxies UN but with much larger teeth, more corruption and much, much bigger shoes to fill." "politics." Ari quipped "Yeah; that shit never changes... Our President is good at her job though... She tries to fight the corruption... Anyway the enemy forces we are currently dealing with is a former Federation Special Forces branch calling themselves Faith... Basically they believe they are better than everyone else... They thought they could violate protocol, do experiments on a planet and try to create living war-machines without repercussions... The Federation just disavowed their existence and now the forces that are still loyal to them are trying to fling as much mud as possible wherever they can. I guess no one ever thought they would resort to time travel." Serena inserts herself at this point "Federation fools... You should have murdered them all... there is no due process for traitors... DEATH to the scum!"
Brandon listened to all this and was pretty sure he knew exactly why the people here were losing. Such ridiculous disregard for the trained military of any century was sheer idiocy. To select people like him and Ari over say a West Point or Annapolis graduate was more then stupid it was insane. "So your bad guys have come back to this time and you think the sword wielding chick and a couple college graduates are the answer to a trained elite combat unit?" Brandon made eye contact with Ari letting her know this was the dumbest thing they had ever gotten involved in. "Look Ms Rei I am sure where ever you come from you are a real bad ass. LT. Patterson I am sure you are a real pro, if you are anything like the marines of my day you are elite among elite. I really thing you need someone better suited for fighting theses time traveler bad asses. So how about you drop Ari and me off, ah anywhere on the planet near a road and we will be fine honest."
Patterson laughed "You really think I would ask her to drop you off... for one your wife is a reporter... for two I just follow orders... The guys who make the decisions and who are to blame for "involving college grduates" in a war are the Major and his higher ups. We cannot really fight the FSF with how we are now even if we had more people; one shuttle and a bunch of US military officers with tanks is still a joke compared to super-weapons of our time... Either way it is not a great outcome-" "Politicain solider shut up... If the whiney children do not want to come with us then fine..." Serena turns the shuttle around. Ari undoes the belt while they are flying and appoaches Serena "Stop calling me a goddamn child... You are a pompus bitch but you don't see me making that public knowledge until now." Patterson just puts his arm in the way blocking Ari from moving forward any further and shook his head. "Sit." He said calmly. Patterson then said. "Now everyone here needs to stop... Think about the greater picture here... There is more than Earth involved in this and likely we cannot do anything about that here at this stage; what we are doing both in our time and here is fighting to maintain order, to eventually bring peace... it sounds convluted but I believe the saying is If you want peace, prepare for war... It is sad yet true. She is intent in just leaving you if that is what you really want... The original mission was to get her to safety but if you cant do that I guess that duty will solely be left up to me..."(edited)
"You may think you both have nothing to give and being so undertained you cannot be of help but you have qualities that allow you to rise above... Example in that base most NORMAL civilians would have completely frozen and shat themselves to death but you did not; even when she froze in fear you picked her up and kept going... THAT is something we need and ms. Ms Mizriki... That anger you just displayed properly retained and refocused... You could use that as a valuable tool to save lives."
Brandon shook his head, if this was the intelligence of the future marines it had fallen far from the tree. "Ari you might as well sit down and stay buckled for Christ sake. This thing does a sharp turn and you get a concussion you are no good to anyone." Brandon looked at the marine "I hope you can not read minds in the future." Brandon shrugged "okay so what are two untrained and unskilled backward, and technically dysfunctional people like us suppose to do to help get Ms Rei back to the 46th century?" The sarcasm dripped from each word.
Ari crossed her arms and made a displeased noise then took a seat. "Nope." Patterson said and then Serena replied. "You are a pilot yes; if so try to use the computerized tutorial on this ships computer to learn how to fly it... I know very little about flying; the process I used was mostly automated... That is how you can be useful Roman..." Serena said to Brandon. Ari still wanted to punch her lights out. Patterson then said "Our ships uses gates to get here; set the shuttles navigation system to waypoint Gamma if you can figure that out."
Brandon laughed out loud. tears formed in his eyes as he patted Ari's knee. "What do you think Ari? These lunatics want me to learn to fly a space ship from a tutorial as I fly the ship to some stargate like from the movies? Brandon unbuckled his harness and moved forward and took the seat offered. He began watching the tutorial and looked art the buttons they mentioned. He understood much of the what did what but he had no idea how to connect the dots to use said controls to go anywhere in particular. Let alone some stargate in space? He was studying the way things worked and figured out the coordinates of the stargate. So he punched them in and then hit the course correction autopilot. The shuttle spun abruptly and anyone not buckled in was going to go flying across the interior of the shuttle! The shuttle was in a flat spin unable to auto correct and warning lights came on as systems began to near overload. Brandon took the joystick control set to Serena and tried to turn the shuttle into the direction of the spin and then spiral into a more stable flight path. He did finally manage but the shuttle was upside down and everyone was hanging from the harnesses. Brandon needed five tries to 'right' the orientation. He laughed "well I think we are even farther away now from this stargate then we were? So who wants to trust the completely untrained idiot to try again."
Ari laughed as this all was going on grateful that Brandon and Patterson made her sit down; she would have rather not been smashed up and had broken bones by being thrown around a metal spacecraft. Serena grins "You did better than our cuildren do... We must beat them seven times to get them to acomplish what you did...." She turns to Patterson "I do not suppose you know more about this then he does?" "... You think I am a pilot..." She turns back to the console and turns the shuttle on voice navigation. "Computer set course for the gate. emulate through manual stick then engage autopilot" "Unable to comply gate authorization code not sent; gate destination not set." She sighed. Ari smirked "Know what... honestly all of you seem kind of unknowledgeable... At least my profession is just to write down what happens... I can't claim I don't know what I am doing..." She said sarcastically. Serena opens a com to the gate "Gate control" A man who works for the company that runes the gates says as the voice and video channel opens. Serena identifies herself then says "We seem to be having trouble; none of us know how to set our destination or what our authorizaiton code is." The man just glares at her "Don't you have a pilot?" "Not really actually no..."
"Who is your commanding officer?" "His base is under attack; he could be dead." "I did not ask you if he was alive or dead." Patterson replies "Major Paul Erikson; Earth Operations Command." "Oh; Operations Station 5.... You guys are with Temporal Operations... Seem like a pretty unqualified bunch to be with them... Do any of you actually have command codes for us to even verify?" Serena provides hers. The gate technician begins doing some research. "I am transmitting a package with your authorization details and destination. Please keep this stored in the computer next time. As a courtesy I have already set those in the system for you. The gate will automatically activate in 30 seconds. Anything else I can do to help?" She shakes her head. The technician closes the transmission. Serena has the computer again set autopilot and then ponders why Erikson would assign her security to three incompetent people; did he want her to die or was the Federation just this weak.
Brandon watched what Serena did but it was hit or miss if he could duplicate it. The shuttle maneuvered and he watched the screens the pilot would be using. "So Ms Rei, where are you taking us and why would we be considered your escorts? I would think you would travel with your own people?" Brandon was not really too interested in anything but getting out of this current situation. He had zero faith in Patterson and this Ms Rei seemed to be much like his Ari, impulsive and on a tangent.
Serena replied "My people were killed in battle by the scurg that must be killed... You are my escorts due to the fact that if I were to be unconcious or sucomb to a situation I need protection; though you Humans; Terrans whatever you call yourselves in this time always seem so little and so very easy you tend to do what others do not expect... An interesting people... Like your mate... Miss Ari; she seems to be quite the unpredictable one... She will be angry wanting to fight one moment then scared so much you have to carry her away the next..." By this point the gate was active.(edited)
The shuttle moved toward the gate at a normal rate of speed.
As they entered the gate a sort of blue light overtook the shuttle. It was now traveling to... Wherever they were headed; Ari nor Brandon had any idea really where this was.
Ari wanted to make comment but figured it wouldn't mean much since Serena didn't seem to care anyway. She kept her eyes on Brandon though.
Brandon was still totally skeptical and none of this made the least bit of sense. If they had money to pay wild wages then they could afford trained experts in about any field and just show them how to use the new tech. He had almost killed everyone once already. He figured six months to a year just to be competent, maybe another six months to be able to even consider combat maneuvers. The gate was the final straw as he watched the stars begin to stream by he knew he was never going home again. He was glad they had no pets, no kids, no real family to miss them. This was a one way trip and he was not sure he was going to like what was on the other side. At least he had Ari."
The full extent of things had not actually hit Ari; Brandon probably realized that. This was until she saw the blue light out the bront windows. She stared out "Wow... what is this... so this all wasn't some assholes idea of a joke after all... Hang.... on... This is actually outer space..." Serena turns and glares at her "What did you think this was a school excursion?" "No; for your information... I thought this was some elabrate joke by some asshole thank you very much..." Ari said defiantly. "...So foolish..." Serena turned back to her console. So Ari would not return home; she was not on the best of terms with her family still and nobody really cared; at least that is what she thought except for Brandon... It was like Brandon said before if she were too disappear probably the only one who would notice her gone would be him; he did not exactly say it like that more that no one would miss the obth of htem if they disappeared but the idea was still the same. When she had heard Azari mention a book though. She wondered why anyone would write a book about her... She was nobody. What was this place they were going to like though and was it all as confusing as this, was learning any easier, were people less stupid and less needing to be punished for their stupidityl likely not from the two on this ship she thought. "How long is this trip and why does it take that long if you are traveling to the "future"?" Ari said half sarcastic half serious. Serena said "It will take 12 hours and traveling in time takes no... time... getting to your destination on the other hand... If you want to know more then that I am not knowledgeable on that..." Ari sighed being stuck with two logs for companions would be a sad experience; she wished she and Brandon could go hide from these people.
When Brandon heard the trip would take twelve hours he began actually going through the flight tutorial in depth as it appeared he was going to be expected to be crew of this ship. That was pretty cool but at the same time it was pretty insane. He had been in an F-18 simulator and done well. He had been in a F-15 simulator as well. So he knew what to expect from a modern fighter. He was being heavily recruited which he had never mentioned to Ari. The next nine hours he studied and tried to understand the modern tech. The last three hours he napped where he was. He woke when he felt the shuttle transition into normal space. He glanced guiltily at Ari. "You okay?"
The trip would be a long one and so Ari decided to get the little bit of sleep she still needed in. When she woke she noticed Brandon was still at his training. She decided this may be a time for her to study some of this odd technology too. She focused her attention on a panel that was to her left next to her seat. She started to tap things and began to at least get an idea for the menus. It seemed like this was a terminal for getting information about the status of the shuttle and other ship-board information. She did not understand much of it; if really anything but at least she could use their computer systems. She soon found some sort of manual within the screens and began reading; most of it spoke of operations of the ship but some mentions of rules and regulations were there. This was some pretty complicated stuff straight out of some sci-fi TV show, novel or anime she had seen or read but at least she had SOME context. She kept reading since she really had nothing more to do as Patterson while he was interesting was pretty useless; and Serena and she would lieterally just get into a fist-fight if they spoke again. When they transitioned to normal space she said "So... we finally exited the gate..." She seemed bored even though the manual kept her interested in her situation sitting or 12 hours in any fashion was a less than fun experience. When Brandon asked how she was she tilted her head as if thinking. "I wish they were not here so I could at least have a conversation with you without soldierboy and miss I'm-better-than-you making their comments... This shuttle could have a crew of 8 and did any of you guys realize there was a back room?" Patterson and Serena stared at her; she quipped "I think he and I are actually more qualified at your jobs then you are..." Patterson replied "... I am not even going to dignify that with a response." "You just did though..."
Serena says nothing as she has the sensors scan and checks the starmap to check where they are. She plots a course to a nearby planet but then the sensors alert them of a number of ships. "Should we head for the ships; they are from Lonhorn a Federation Defense Contractor... What do you all think; the planet or the ships?" "If they work for the government why not head for them?" Ari asked Patterson kept his opinion to himself as it likely would not be a popular one.
Brandon laughed at her question. "Ms. Rei we do not know who this Lonhorn is, so we have no idea if they are friendly. You know this, so why are you asking this? You might be the only person aboard who even knows where or when we are. This planet we are going to? If it is your destination then I would ask why would you divert to meet unknown ships?" Brandon was convinced they were not dealing with the brightest and best of anything here. He had no idea why these two kept expecting Ari or himself to have any idea what was going on. They both knew no one had told them anything of value. He was disgusted and he really just wanted to have some cuddle time with his Ari. This whole scify experience was just too weird.
"We ran from a base that was attacked... I have no orders from my government." Serena said simply. Ari proposes. "So... if you have no idea where we are going... we have no idea where we are going... wow... Maybe scan the planet or something I don't know?" Before they could react though a comm channel opens from one of the ships "Kel Ortiz Lonhorn Security... I would not recommend heading for that planet; we are just outside its sensor range. It is currently being held by a hostile force. Please return to your home ship." "We have no home ship; we are an evac shuttle from Temporal Operations." Patterson explained; Kel had his tactical officer hold the transmission. He then returned. " Land in our shuttlebay we will have accomodations set up for you. A Federation Starship will be joining us shortly to help deal with this planet I beleive it would be best we transfer you over to them so they can process you and get you to where you are going." Serena shrugged. "very well" She set a course then handed landing control to the launch control crew on the Lonhorn ship. Once the shuttle lands and landing check is done; the little bit of the checklist Serena knows she opens the hatch. Patterson exits first to make sure no one is going to kill them as soon as they exit. There were just a few deck attendants outside by this point. Serena exited leaving those two in the shuttle alone. One of the deck attendants takes Serena and Patterson to security to process them. Another attendant checks the shuttle noticing people are still inside he excuses himself stepping back outside.
Brandon stopped beside Ari and hugged her, after this fiasco I am putting a collar and leash on you Darkside." He kissed her then before chuckling. "Look at the bright side Darkside now you have entire civilizations to entice to hate you!" He saw the attendant guy and released Ari "we better go, there might be laws here about public displays of affection. They followed an attendant from the Operations department to guest quarters and were left there with a security guard outside their door. Despite the fact the door was locked anyway. Once inside Brandon looked around and saw a shower and a bed. I am going to bed. You want to join me." He sat on the bed and began stripping, It has been an entirely to long of a day."
"... Yeah... I need to be punished for being so impulsive..." She seemed to feel kind of bad that she dragged him into her mess but at least she just did not disappear on him which likely would have happened if she didn't die. She understood what he meant now in the truck when he said they should just leave. "I don't think there are... that manual didn't say anything about that though it was just one book... I will have to find a library or something somewhere and read up on how this place works..." She said to him. She followed him and the Operations person to their guest quarters. When he was undressing and saying they should sleep she set her purse down on a nearby table then just nodded. Joining him in undressing. "It has been about a normal length of a day... Well I guess not really since I sort of only got a nap with you after that night in hell... now I guess we are in the second level of hell.. She tilted her head at him watching him undress.
"A name is only as important as the person it describes... so when someone asks for your name you know your important." - Hoshi Ki-Kari "Is this a commercial or do ads just stalk you here…?” - Yuka Layton
(They did adult stuff... See the adult forum of this RP.)
"We should probably clean up then just cuddle. If we had some idea how soon they would summon us? Since we do not we should be more ready to move when they come. He helped her up and walked her to the shower. It took a minute or two to figure out the controls and get the temperature right. He was rubbing her shoulders as he washed her off when he whispered "do not think I will cut you any slack, once I have an idea of when we will not be bothered I will tie you up and make you cum over and over again. I am sure I can find sex toys in this time period. Maybe even better ones?" After the shower they dried off and he changed the bedding before they laid back down. "Time to cuddle, we can dress when they send for us. If you have needs help yourself?" He gave her silly smirk as he closed his eyes fondling her breasts.
"We will figure that out... We have our entire life ahead of us... There is no rush to find anything out... Think of this as a new world and us explorers." She said to him as he helped get her to the shower; he had heard her talk englightned before but this was pretty deep for her.She cleaned him as he cleaned her. She then kissed him. "We will be able to figure all that otu... We can move as fast or as slow as we want." She said winking at him. "That includes with finding toys that will rock the world..." When he asked if she wanted to cuddle she immediately joined him holding him close with her head against his chest. She liked this. Between being this close to him and making out with him she did not know which was better. (replied to HE)
As he kissed her and cuddled his hand drifted between her legs and began stroking her sex. His fingers trapping her clitoris as his thumb stroked over the surface. it was sort of an absence action he was just used to stroking her when they lay together. "I still would like to know just what they expect from us? I am not sure which I dread more? Learning what they want or waiting to find out what insanity they have come up with."
"I think we will find out sooner than later... Probably not as big of a deal as we think... I wonder what they would do if I attacked someone; probably have laser guns or something... Would be a bad idea..." She managed to get through her statement as hd idly. "I wonder if they will let us stay together; we are planning to get married after all."
Brandon's expression darkened as he nodded "we are staying together. They can kill me but they will not keep me from you." His expression softened as he continued playing with her clitoris softly. He took a deep breath and kissed her "don't you go suggestin we be apart either. I will collar and leash you for real if I ever find out you suggested we be split up. Just keep in mind something else you are my wife. Just because we did not get a ceremony since we were hijacked here, do not get any uppity ideas Darkside. You are my wife, you are my woman, you are mine."
"I would never suggest to leave you... I don't think either of us will die... we are too stubborn to be killed." She holds the kiss. "We should see about a ceremony and getting a license... I imagine they have a system here for it. We should get dressed though as I think we might be summoned." She still wanted to stay there with him but knew someone would come eventually. Plus with the guards outside it's likely that they were not trusted. (I am going to be having them meet today provided I can get some kind of a working computer because my computer exploded in front of me today at least it was only my laptop but that's still my primary mobile means of posting because typing on the phone is a pain in the ass)
Brandon shrugged "okay get dressed then. Wake me when we are summoned. I don't take long to get dressed and they can bloody well wait." Brandon was in no mood to get along with these weirdo future people. He liked his life back on Earth.
Ari sighed and got dressed as she felt like he was mad at her even though he wasn't. The commanding officer of the ship came over the com "all hands we are approaching the rendezvous point with the Lavie; Report to your respective duty stations. MacCloud and Mizriki report to shittlebay two." Their captain was apparently in a hurry to get rid of these two and send them over to the Federation ship.
Brandon rolled to his feet and stepped into his cloths. He was dressed in less then a minute and walking to the door. "I hope they sent us an escort because I don't even know what deck we are on so this shuttlebay-2? I have no idea where we are going." He opened the door and sure enough the same Operations crew person was waiting and nodded his head to lead them to the shuttlebay. aid little other to like "watch your step here" and "please keep your hands close as this is a turbolift." They walked into a massive bay with numerous shuttles and a force field holding space at bay, keeping the atmosphere inside the ship. Brandon was impressed for the first time since this started. The rest had been too unknown to truly appreciate. This was even more so but it was all the more impressive. "Would you look at that Darkside? What do you think battlestar Galatica or the enterprise from Star Trek?"
"i'd say this place is like a combination of Star Trek in some weird messed up time travel anime." Ari said for the first time expressing her Nerdiness. "i'm pretty sure this place has replicators and such too... probably lots of stuff we never even considered... so cool right..." she seem to be enjoying the culture shock of being exposed to an extremely futuristic society. "there's fighters over there... there was mecha the planet... Didn't you say something about galaxy quest yeah pretty much that's what happened to us..." she said smirking. The operations officer just ignores their banter thinking that they're both mentally insane by talking about a bunch of random crap he's never even heard of. she apparently didn't have a problem expressing her love for such things now because at this point it didn't really break reputation of being a bad ass because her knowledge of stuff that I actually didn't exist like in science fiction might actually prove useful because apparently it actually does exist... that would be a lot for both of them to learn but at least they had a frame of reference... hopefully.
Brandon looked at the fighters, long sleek craft with a single seat cockpit and bristling with weapons in the nose and under the wings. From the look of them they were used much like the 20th century fighters, if they launched it was loaded for a fight. He liked the thought somethings stayed the same. he looked at the shuttles and raise an eyebrow when he looked at the crew-person. His arm around Ari he waited to see who had come for them. He wondered if they would be human or like blue hair? "Say I wounder where Ms Rei went?"
The operations officer that was there loading cargo said "your previous two companions were sent with a different shuttle and some advance personnel to discuss our mission in this sector." He resumed his work and was done momentarily. He walked away. This was a shuttle of Lonhorn people transporting them to the Lavie. The shuttle pilots were prepared for them and were just waiting for them to get on board since the operations officer just finished loading everything. Ari glanced at Brandon. "Ready to sit space tin can again..." she joked
He shrugged "I guess we are not escorting blue hair anymore. Might as well go see what they have in store for us next." Brandon held her hand tight as he lead the way to and inside the shuttle. He pointed to a seat and buckled her in before he sat and did the same for himself. "The first step? to forever."
She laughed. "to the future I guess and yeah I think our mission was to just get her here... back to friendly territory I guess... kind of an odd first mission but whatever... especially when they don't tell you anything." The shuttle pilot coughed. "sounds like just another day in the ballpark for us..." The shuttle exits the ship after making launch preparations. Out of the window as soon as they exited they were able to see the Lavie off to their left. "our instructions are to take you guys there and there's somebody that will be meeting you there who will be taking you to their commanding officer I believe. In short I believe this is your new base of operations." The pilot explained as he and his systems manager/copilot got closer. Soon enough they would land on the Lavie's shuttle bay.
"A name is only as important as the person it describes... so when someone asks for your name you know your important." - Hoshi Ki-Kari "Is this a commercial or do ads just stalk you here…?” - Yuka Layton
"A name is only as important as the person it describes... so when someone asks for your name you know your important." - Hoshi Ki-Kari "Is this a commercial or do ads just stalk you here…?” - Yuka Layton