Talon Squad - Chapter 8: Back in action!

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  1. RogueLead11 Force Ghost

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    For a long moment, he couldn't speak. Neither could she. He hadn't realized he'd been walking toward her, but suddenly she was right there in front of him, looking up at him, and then he knew it wasn't a dream. Quis Heartilly was really there.

    "I missed you," Kendrick said quietly.

    He couldn't think of anything else to say. But for once, it didn't matter.

    Taking her hands in his, Ken kissed Quis and everything suddenly seemed right in the world again.
  2. Talon Squad Leader Former Manager

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    <<McClain, Rosche is just having some fun. I think is character is too uptight to actually be in "love." Just consider it his first crush.

    As for Nomi Jade, I have no idea what you are feeling terrible about but I am glad to see you can post again. No need to hurry, your character awaits.>>
  3. Laguna Jedi Knight

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    She could have died there in his arms. It was the most beautiful place she could imagine in the universe. Quis pulled slightly back to look Kendrick in the eyes.

    "What was that?" Her voice was barely a whisper.
    "A kiss...I think."
    "You kissed me," she couldn?t contain the smile.
    "I know," he said. "So..."

    Their composure slightly regained they struggled as they had so may times before to find the right words.

    "So," she said.
    "Well that was a kiss."
    "I'll say."
    "So now what?"
    "I don't know."
    "Me either."
    "Want to go for a walk?"
    "Sure."

    Kendrick took her hand as they walked together down the corridor. Quis opened her mouth to say something but forgot what it was. She could hardly contain herself.

    "You were about to say something?" Kendrick asked.
    "Nothing, I mean, I don't know. I don't know what I was going to say."
    "You were going to say we shouldn't have done that. I mean, that's what you're thinking, right?"
    "Actually, I don't have a thought in my head right now but if that?s what you?re thinking..."
    "No, no, I..."
    "Look. Why don't we sleep on it?"
    "Right, right, uh, absolutely. Obviously. We'll sleep on it, wake up, and this will all be... a dream."
    "You mean like it never happened?"
    "Is that what you want?"
    "Is that what you want?"

    Ken didn?t know what to say.

    "Okay, poof! Didn't happen, Ken. See you later."
    "Quis! Hey, Quis!"

    The girl turned to walk away but a hand around her wrist spun her back around.

    "Don?t even think about walking down that corridor," Kendrick said.

    They smiled at one another and he kissed her again.

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  4. Laguna Jedi Knight

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    <<<Awwwww >>>
  5. Trika_Kenobi Force Ghost

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    <<Great news...got a temporary laptop... >>

    Trika jumped down from observing one of the B-Wings, standing to attention and saluting as General Ski walked in. He nodded and she returned to ease, gesturing for him and the rest of the group to follow.
    Major Rosche was inspecting one of the Wings from underneath, and Trika inroduced them. "You all may have met before, but Major Rosche is in charge of security. He's responsible for getting the B-Wings out without any problem," she barely managed a glance to the far right corner, where the one who had tried to steal her data cards was applying some sort of cream on his bruised face. "He's going to be covering all this up so it looks like they were here for some overhauling. Major Rosche, General Ski; General Ski, Major Rosche."
    The two shook hands, and for all she knew they had already met and she was just wasting time. Too many things were on her mind. She was a wanted escapee. She was a Jedi; she still had a bounty on her head. Mulder was running around on the loose, blowing up planets. There was too much to do and not enough time.
    "All right," she moved on to one of the B-Wings, "I've got some of the ground officers and mechanics working on the outside: paint, that sort of thing, while some of the mechanics work on refueling and rearming them."
    General Ski nodded, looking over one of the Wings himself under close scrutiny. "After all that is done, they should look fine."
    Trika smiled. "Okay," she turned to all of them, "when do we start?"
  6. Mekial Force Ghost

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    I'm going on vaction for a week, and I won't have access to a computer. So while I'm gone, please, no one kill me off!
  7. Talon Squad Leader Former Manager

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    <<I guess it is kinda sad that TIS had a bad rep for killing off its non-posters. No need to worry, Mekial, we'll leave your character alone.>>
  8. Jedi_Master_Insei Jedi Master

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    Hey, Darth Homer, I hate to break it to you, but, Lt. Insei's gone. He's left to find the old Talon Squadron, unless of course, you want him to come back to the new one. Otherwise, I need to know of an area where Insei can meet up with the old Talons. FYI, he's piloting an X-Wing, with a black and red R2 named Chex.
  9. Talon Squad Leader Former Manager

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    <<Insei, maybe you should come back and form a new Talon Squad. And as for the "old" Talon Squad, are you referring to this, or the one written the Wraith books? To keep things from getting out of hand, please stick with the current plot that Homer has; I feel that most will benefit from this current train of thought and the ideas will more readily flow if they less confused about which Talon Squadron they are dealing with. Also, if you have any more comments about this Insei, please go to the EZ-Board.

    Also, Idiot's Array, if you are out there, we may have a new recruit. So please be ready to update the roster. I will not disclose the name of this person at this time, but she seems to be very interested in joining. Also, if this is okay with you, we should maybe also update the roster with the character's JC Handles, so those of us who have no idea about whom we are writing can get an idea of who writes for which character. Just a thought; if there are any comments about this, message me on the EZ-Board.>>

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  10. Darth Homer 327 Jedi Master

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    <<Yeah, I say lets stick with what we've got, things are confusing enough as they are. On the other hand, if Insei absolutley doesnt want to be in the new squad, I can make due without him. >>

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  11. Talon Squad Leader Former Manager

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    <<Keep it simple, if we can, Homer.>>
  12. Darth Agent Mulder Jedi Master

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    <<A bad reputation for killing people? Nonsense! It's a perfectly great idea!
    P.S. I will kill no one off who, in advance, tells me the reason of his/her leave.>>
    *****
    Darth Agent Mulder cursed silently to the consistent voices that rang in his head. Why couldn't they just go away?
    Mulder felt like banging his head on the table. Things were getting out of control, out of his grasp. The Sith Lord pulled out his comlink and called for Tooms.
    "Yes, my Lord?"
    "Get my ship prepped. Take care of the Unnatural when I am gone."
    Tooms hesitated. "Where are you going my Lord?"
    Mulder shook his head. "I need somewhere to clear my mind. I need some time alone. I can't take this anymore."
    *****
    <<Another note: I am not leaving or anything like that. I'm trying to advance the plot on my side. This gives the other "baddies" opportunity to advance themselves, so basically, your favorite Sith Lord is just going temporarily insane...>>
  13. Talon Squad Leader Former Manager

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    Lilith Demodae just joined the roster. Here is her bio:

    Name: Nashraak
    Race: Trianni
    Age: 27
    Gender: Female
    Occupation: ex-swoopgang member, B&E specialist, pilot

    Description: Feline race (smaller than Togorians), 5'4", dark grey fur tiger-striped with black. Yellow-green eyes. Slender, sublimely stunningly graceful, stronger than she looks, but no hurcules by any measure.

    Skills: Breaking and entering, following, surveilence, bodyguard work, if she can't break into it, no one can. Better than average piloting skills, but she's no Wedge, her real talent lays in un-lawful entry.

    Personality: Quiet, confident, calm, unobtrusive, she's good at taking orders and following them, but not above changing them to fit the situation better. She is comfortable in crowds and works well in teams, but prefers to work alone. She is cautious about making friends since so far in her life the Empire has succeeded in killing almost all of them.

    Background: Nash grew up in the lower levels of Coruscant, her parents half starving themselves to keep her well fed and dressed and in school. Unable to accept the death of her parents for her own well-being, Nash ran away from home and joined a swoopgang to spare her parents the expense of taking care of her. Not long after that her parents were killed in an earthquake when their shack collapsed on them. Several years later the Empire cracked down on the gangs and hers was one of the first ones they hit. Scattered to the winds, the last of her fellow gang members are rarely in contact with each other. Nash immediately joined the rebellion and did anything she could to get back at the Empire, no matter what the rebels asked, she did it. Now she is a part of Talon Intelligence Squad.


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  14. Nomi Jade Jedi Master

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    Oh, I'm not worried anymore- I read some last night- It's just cause I'm so behind...

    But I'm reading every night! Promise!

  15. RogueLead11 Force Ghost

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    Cute post, Languna. Very cute.
  16. Lilith Demodae Force Ghost

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    <<Hi everybody! *waves*>>

    Nash stood in front of the Admiral's desk and tried to keep her tail from lashing or her whiskers arching in surprise.

    A transfer?

    She'd been doing very well right where she was at. She wasn't the best pilot in the squadron for sure, but she hadn't been killed yet and there was a lot to be said for that.

    "I know that you have been given, shall we say, 'unusual' missions in the past and High Command believes that you would be an asset to your new squadron."

    "And which squadron is that, sir?" she asked with careful pronounciation of the Basic words.

    "Talon. We are rebuilding it."

    Talon! All the old members had been called in for court marshall, she'd heard that, but rebuilding? Did that mean they didn't expect any of them to be aquitted?

    "The new CO is one Captain Starkiller," the admiral continued, and Nashraak forced herself to pay attention. "He is here on Coruscant for the moment and you will be joining him and the other new Talons as they are transferred from their present billets."

    "Yes, sir."

    "Good, I know you will aquit yourself well in your new squad. Here's your official orders."

    The admiral handed her a small stack of flimsies and gave her a nod in farewell and the Trianni paced from the room.

    The Talons! Who would have thought?

    Considering what the Rebels asked you to do in the past, what's surprising is that they didn't ask you to join the Talons a long time ago.

    Bodyguarding, breaking and entering, even wet-work as they euphemistically called it, she'd done it and at their orders. Well, for the chance to stamp out the Empire she'd continue to do what the New Rebuplic ordered.

    Head high, Nashraak prowled down the corridors toward her destiny with the Talons.
  17. LeiaB Jedi Knight

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    <<Hi Nashraak!!! Welcome One little correction, Homer is on the Herron, not Corruscant. So hurry up and join us!>>

    CiCi did not know the time, but it was very late. The lights in the corridors of the Herron had been dimmed so the squad would know to get a little sleep time in. You got used to the constant darkness in space, it was easy to forget your body needed rest until you were completely exhausted. She quietly made her way to Mara's living quarters and softly knocked on the door.

    She was about to turn and leave when the door slid open, "CiCi, please come in." Mara greeted her with a warm smile. "I did not think the meeting would go on so long. It has been a busy day."

    CiCi walked in and immediatly laughed at the disarray of her friends quarters, "How can you find anything in this mess...it looks like a Rancor has been living in here!"

    It was good to see Mara so happy, she had been through a lot lately, "Congratulations on your engagement to Obi-Wan. I am so excited for both of you." She gave Mara a quick hug and then had a seat on the edge of the bed.

    "So, how is the squad coming along?" Mara asked, "I heard Homer is Captain."

    "Yes, he is and we are still trying to get a squad assembled. We have a new woman, Nashraak, joing us tomorrow morning. Also... the Talons that did not get suspended - Mekial and Melarrn, a few others I don't know, and of course, Insei and I. Which brings me to why I am here." CiCi looked at Mara and took a more serious tone, "Our first priority is going to be getting the rest of you cleared. I spoke with Ty-Gon and he said you had some proof to show Mulder was involved?"

    "Yes, it took forever, but I found a link between Mulder and Frohike." Mara searched through a disk map and found the one she was looking for. She handed it to CiCi, "Please make sure it falls into the right hands."

    "I promise you my friend, we will get all of your names cleared." CiCi tucked the disk into her tunik pocket, "I don't trust anyone at this point, except the squad. With us working under New Republic orders, it will be easier for us to be heard. You are still considered a traior at this point...but not for much longer."

    Mara walked CiCi to the door, soon they would be going their seperate ways. She prayed that the force would keep her friends safe, "Goodnight Mara, and thank you!"

    ******************

    The knife slid quickly across Lord Leithos' throat. Reyanna was so percise in her movements that he did not realize what had happened until he could no long take a breath. Darth Ash released his grip on Leithos and the man feel to the floor...dead. Blood was quickly forming a large pool around his crumpled body. Reyanna steped away from it and grabed her comlink.

    "Lady Carre, our work here is finished. Ash and I will be back on the Dark Star shortly." She was already on the way back to the hanger. Her captain, Daylek, and the rest of her escort and conviently talken out Leithos's body guards.

    "Excellent my friend." Carre's sharp voice was clear, "we will meet at once upon your arrival."

    Reyanna was pleased with the information Leithos had provided about the Hover Sphere. He had babbled like a baby, fearing for his own pathetic life. She had even once considered him a friend, long ago. But that mattered little now, he had served his purpose and now he was dead. What she could not understand was why Mulder would plan this behing her back? They both served the Empire and had worked together for some time now. He obviously wanted more power. She must talk to Carre immediately.



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  18. Mara Jade Emperor's Hand Jedi Knight

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    As Carre clicked off the commlink to Reyanna, she turned to Captain Belacqua, who was standing a respectful distance back but obviously bursting to tell her something. She smiled icily and turned in his direction, silver eyes closing for a moment before opening again. "Yes, Captain?" she asked. "Something to report?" She stretched her arms, then her legs.

    This seemed to distract Belacqua momentarily; he was, after all, male and not much older than Carre herself, and there were few men who would not be so distracted by her considerably attractive attributes. "Ah... yes," he finally stuttered. "Uh, the spies you left with Lord Mulder's group have reported in. It appears that your former ally has..." He paused, obviously unsure of how to put it.

    Carre smiled the smile of a predator and leaned forward, her face close to his. "Has what, Aerok?" she said, her soprano voice soft, pure silk. She noted with satisfacton and not a little amusement the way his face reddened at her proximity and tone, and at the familiar usage of his first name.

    "Uh..." She had to give him credit; he was keeping his wits pretty well, considering. "They report that Lord Mulder has apparently... left. Reasons unknown at present."

    "Really?" Carre let her silver eyes go wide, her long, dark eyelashes playing against her ivory skin. "How strange."

    "Er... yes, it is." Aerok Belacqua's words seemed to catch in his throat. Carre had to bite back a laugh. She wasn't quite sure why she was provoking him like this, for she certainly was no interested in the captain romantically, but she had to admit it was rather fun to wind him about her finger like this. Yet another way in which she, Sondara Carre, was in control, in power, and control and power were what she craved the most.

    She fixed the young captain with another smile, icy and melting at the same time. "Well, Captain, it seems that we have been blessed with a golden opportunity. I suggest we take it."

    Belacqua shifted uneasily on his feet. "What exactly do you mean... my lady?" he asked, his voice low and sounding almost as uncomfortable as he looked.

    "I mean," said Carre, leaning forward again, "that now is the perfect time to strike. I must confer with Lady Reyanna first, but once I do..." Her smile became cruel and deadly in a heartbeat without the slightest movement of a muscle in her perfect face. "Once I do, I think that we will arrange a nice going away present for our esteemed ally."

    Her words practically dripped sarcasm.
  19. Lilith Demodae Force Ghost

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    Nash waited patiently for the shuttle to finish docking with the Heron. On some of the missions she'd been on, patience had been a necessity, whose lack would have proved lethal. There was a slight jar as the shuttle touched down in the landing by, but Nash took it with bent knees and was out the door with her duffle as soon as the ramp was open wide enough to slip through.

    With a small hop to clear the still descending ramp, Nash hit the deck and strode to the deck officer. She presented him with her orders and was directed immediately to Captain Starkiller's office.

    At the buzzer, Captain Starkiller called for her to enter. The Trianni glided across the floor silently and presented him with a copy of her orders.

    "Nashraak, reporting as ordered, sir." She handed across a thick stack of flimsies. "This is a briefing of some of my past missions, sir. I was told the information might prove useful to you."

  20. Trika_Kenobi Force Ghost

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    Trika had been told that it would be a little while longer before they actually began their mission. She had heard the news that Mara had found a link between a Council member and Mulder. They would probably be cleared once that information got out, thank the Force.
    Trika lay in her quarters under the dimmed light condition, made that way so that the squad could get at least a little bit of sleep. It was inviting after everything that had happened; everything was escalating so fast.
    And then, this new guy in Salvo Squad. Rosche. He was handsome and extremely nice. She hoped that she saw him around more often.
    That was the last thought before her heavy eyelids finally shut. Sleep felt so good.

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  21. Talon Squad Leader Former Manager

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    <<This may seem like a late comment, but most of my characters eventually become "involved" with someone. I am not complaining; I love it. It was just a simple note that I just made. >>
  22. Laguna Jedi Knight

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    <<<A regular lady's man, TSL? >>>
  23. Idiots Array Jedi Grand Master

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    <<I updated the roster to include Nashraak and I added everybody's JC name to their character.>>

    Most of the rest of Talon Squad was asleep.

    No, that wasn't entirely correct. They were no longer Talons were they? Just civilians breaking the law. Running from the very government they had pledged to protect.

    Jaren couldn't sleep. He had spent an hour wandering the halls until he had finally ended up here, in the small room next to his and Telia's quarters. Their nursery.

    He lookd at the brightly colored walls, the stufed ewok dolls, and the crib and realized that they would not be used now. Those things usually represented happy times, but for Jaren they only reminded him of his loss. A deep ache filled his heart that he knew would be with him for the rest of his life.

    He stood there looking at the nursery, thinking of what might have been. He was so lost in thought that he almost didn't notice when someone walked up behind him.
  24. Talon Squad Leader Former Manager

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    General Kevi Ski looked at the fighters with his brother. The squadron was just about to take off. All of the members that had been disassociated with the New Republic would be flying along. The fighters were well equipped, but he was not so sure about the effect they would have on Mulder's power. The Force begged him to listen, but he could understand it's warning.

    "What's wrong?"

    This comment startled both brothers from their troubled thought. Standing behind them was Major Rosche, the mand that seemed the squad's only ally at the time. Kevin could feel Ric's wonderment on how the man could have snuck up on them so easily. Kevin already knew of Rosche's security background. Ric evidently did not.

    Kevin shook his head. "Oh nothing, just thinking about the mission. I still wonder how we will get away with it."

    Rosche shook his head. "Sir, as far as I know, you will do fine. You have survived Mulder's wrath before."

    "But we have never destroyed him." Ric added.

    "Yes, but an enemy that is frustrated with the battle will eventually become flustered in the heat of battle and make a fatal mistake. All you have to do is wait for Mulder's mistake."

    Kevin shook his head again. "If only it were that simple-"

    Rosche smiled. "Ah but it is. Excuse me sir. I have a situation about the fate of these fighters."

    Ric looked at his brother. "What was that all about?"

    Kevin smiled. "I think I know. Wake everybody up, we launch in ten minutes."

    "But-"

    Kevin looked at his brother. "That is an order lieutenant. You had better follow it."

    Ric didn't bother to note the fact that they were no longer in the military. He simply nodded and ran off, leaving his brother alone with this thoughts.

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  25. Mara Jade Emperor's Hand Jedi Knight

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    Carre mentally reviewed the data Reyanna had managed to extract from Lord Leithos, the tiniest of creases forming between her slanted dark eyebrows. The flesh around her silver eyes tightened by fraction as an ice cold rage formed in her gut. And Mulder dares cite me as a backstabber? With this information in light, he deserves whatever he gets from me...

    Slowly, the tension in her face faded, and her accustomed smile turned her full lips upward. Her eyes narrowed, and she lifted her gaze to meet Reyanna's.

    "Well, my friend, it appears that our beloved Sith Lord Mulder has more secrets than he'd like to let on." Her lips split apart to reveal a row of perfect white teeth in a smile that was cruel and quite dangerously predatory. "It occured to me that we are not the only ones who would find this information useful."

    It did not take long for Reyanna to figure out what Carre had in mind, but the other woman did not seem quite able to believe it. Her eyes widened. "Lady Carre, are you suggesting...?"

    She trailed off as Sondara Carre nodded. "Think of it. It will serve as a hinderance for our Sith Lord's forces, as well as a distraction from our own actions against him."

    For a moment, Reyanna merely looked astonished. Then she, too, smiled. "I like it."

    "Good." Carre nodded sharply. "Then let's send the message."

    ~*~*~*~*~

    Mara Jade had been unable to sleep, and so had turned to the distractions offered by her computer. She had gotten plenty of rest the night before, so she was unconcerned with being too tired to set out on Talon Squad's latest mission. In fact, she was very anxious to get going on it.

    She was just about to grab a bite to eat, knowing that it was uncertain when she would be called away for the mission, when she noticed that the message icon was lit. Curious, she checked to see who had sent her the message.

    How strange. A frown formed at Mara's brow as she noticed that the message was unsigned. She was wary of a virus, so she ran a quick scan on the file. It turned up clean, so she decided there was no risk in opening it.

    Her eyes widened as she read the first line. Quickly, urgently, she skimmed through the contents, her heartbeat growing quicker as she read more.

    She reached the end of the document and bolted from her seat, sprinting towards the hangar bay. This time, she did not run into anyone along the way. She reached the hangar and rushed to General Ski's side.

    "General..." She had to pause; the run had caused her to become rather short on breath. "Sir," she finally managed. "I just received a message on my computer that includes plans for a project of Mulder's. Something called a Hover Sphere."
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