MidNight stepped out from her vessel... Her neck very stiff. She place a hand on her neck stretching it as she walked out onto the vast desert. Her ship was beaten to hell and back. The Engines still worked, she doubted that those work horse's could have been damaged by anything, Powerful as hell they were. Her fuel and navigation where next to useless now. without fuel this ship would never fly.
She inspected the rest of the ship... Not much was salvagable, but she did find a dune bike onboard. it's tetrium rods where full charge. It would be a very long time before it died.
A ship approached from a distance... Federation class! Midnight Packed weapons, water, food and ammo and made way on the dune bike. federation was the last force she wanted to see. She grab a rifle beside her and looked back... If the ferederation has seen the Dune bike they weren't making an effort to find her. she guessed that they would try and find a place to land. fortunately the ship she was in was of universal use. A commerial vessel hat could be bought anywhere.
She was now well out of sight or sensors range. Midnight took a swig from her flask of water and then closed it back up. she was not sure how she would survive. the mountians looked like her best beat. it seemed like there was a structure attached to the dark side of it.
She took her bike and activated the treads. As she got closer, her hope fated just a little. It was a crashed space station. Look pretty old too upclose. But by chance there would be a signal boey and rations. The Station looked Federation of design, Maybe the supplier had contacts with the federation to supply his parts. It was a privateer's Station. that was for sure. she was safe here.
Day 1: She looked over the skimatics of the station. she had to use a suspen Charger to actually get the console working... The station was dead, Internal sensors down, Engines on the station and main hub where down. power systems where destroyed beyond repair and the communications array was down. But the homing beacon was gone, there was not replacing it... Rations where minimal and the hanger was empty. so much for her great escape. MidNight started swearing in the ancient tounge, she couldn't help it. Kicking a peice for debris she yelled in frustation and sank to the floor. Maybe this station had replicators and she could rebuild, but without power she could do nothing.
Day 2: She woke up to a trikling sound... The water containment had burst... water supplies ahd gone down 2 10% it would last her about a month then she would have to find more water. She had calmed down now, And thought more clearly... he sun was very bright here, maybe she could get the station going again. solar power. the wings of panels where disconnected, cut of impact and the panels were pretty much useless unless in the sun. MidNight use the bike to move the panels. it was hard work but her bike could handle it. Reconnecting the panels she noticed a consol come online. It was flickering and heavily damaged but is seemed to be the centeral control for the power relays. it was going to take 23 hours before the station had enough power to restart, before that she was going to get the main computer online.
Day 3: Main power came online and then Cut... the power relay blew and needed replacing. Her bikes relay unit was only needed for the sensors which were useless here. She removed it and use it ti bring main power online. As she re examined the damaged she notice that the main hub of the station was relitively self supporting. she could cut power to the surrounding rings and hubs and just use the main hub.
Day 4: They had arrived. Federation officers walked into the main hub, Midnight had already cut power and hidden herself. She had an implant injected into her skin to make sure she didn't register of anyones sensors. "Captian, I told you, Look at the stations logs, they are online and show systems coming back online by the day. Someone was here, it could be our survivor" It was a male voice. MidNights breathing quickened, she graspewd her rifle closely.
"I can see the B4" It was Capt. Jake Donat, "But sensors indecate no one here"
"I May have an explination, there has been some research in an implant that can block a person's life signs from showing. in essence, Turn them invisible to sensors"
"So your saying this person doesn't want to be found" Capt. Jake Donat said.
"Precisly, A criminal or enemy of the federation maybe" B4 said.
"I'm not willing to jump to hostile conclusions, I still think that the person we are looking for is scouting out the area" Capt. Jake Donat replied.
"Sir, their form of transportion is jut outside. how would they travel." It was the commander! How did he survive?!
"I agree, They must be here" Midnight peered around the corner. it was the securty officer. this wasn't medical doinging this was her pistols fault. Looks like she got ripped of for a heavy duty stun blaster.
"That Bike was missing part, I doubt it would still work so I guess they are walking" Capt. Jake Donat said, "We will patrol the perimeter, then have a look inside. If we find them then contact me"
They walked out. MidNight stood up hastely. she heard them pulling away. She did read something about a Boards locker in the armoury, flying transportation. Flying boards seemed a bit far fetched for her taste. maybe an experiment. She took her bike, Loaded up her gear and make way at top speed down the mountian. she peered through binoculars and looked back. she had been spotted. 2 federation dun buggies where in persuit. that was 2 high yeild energy weapons againest her standard blaster rifle. The Captian saw her face. She could also see the shock he displayed. She opened the weapons hatch and grasped a pistol... Maybe she could stun the gunner and cause them to stop. The Captain ordered them to fire at will. Midnight Skidded left to avoid the first volly. she returned fire, firing 3 shots before straightening out her bike. she veered right to avoid the second volly. she managed to hit the engine of one of the dune buggies, no damage. So it was true, her pistol was a dud. She straightened out her bike and started shooting behind her. She managed to hit the Ensign driving the Commanders Buggy in the shoulder. He would be out for a while. they fired again. the beam managed to hit her in the right reflector. the reflector exploded, Shards of mirror cut her right arm. That was a kill shot. She punched her bike into last gear and spead off... but she knew it wasn't perminante. it gave her time to think though... The Mountians! Their buggies where much faster but had a limited reaction time. She could dance circles around them even at high speed. She Shifted to her side and applied forward brakes. a 180 turn had her on a collision corse with the Buggies. she fired her pistol till it was drained. discarding it she pulled out the rifle and fired a round of deadly blaster shots. the shots weren't ment to hit people, just get them to duck. She applied the forward brakes again just before contact. her front wheel continued to go forward while her back wheel was high in the air. when the front wheel hit the front of the federation bug she flipped. as she passed over them she fired 2 shots into the drivers arms so his reaction time would be slowed. A perfect landing and she was on her way to the mountians. The second bug was close behind her. it had recovered and now the commander was driving. he seemed skilled. the gunner started firing aswell. he was eager to get a shot in. he hit her tetrium rods compartment. She prayed that the rods wouldn't explode. Lucky they didn't.
In the mountians as she had suspected she was bouncing off the walls while the bugs had slowed down just enough to avoid colliding with the rock faces. In no time she had lost them... she made her way back to the crashed ship. She couldn't delay any longer, that station would have to fly.
Day 5: She spent the better part of her day Salvaging the ruins of her ship... Even the engines. If she could she would salvage the ferderation ship too, but she didn't see it land so she couldn't. Most likely the federation would be coming this way. maybe leave officers at the station. she repaired the damage to her bike. cut the other mirror off. removed the damaged tetruim rods. she had a plan.
Day 6: She was draging the ships engines along behind her in a slow fashion. She had changed her cloths to, tied back her hair and made grease stains on her face. it wasn't to hard to do since her ship was very greasy. She was to play another person. On arrival, Like she expected there were officers there. Almost instantly they oppened fire. She screamed and hide behind a rock and yeld in a different voice "What the hell if wrong with you people?"
The officers stared blankly and them withdrew their weapons. "we are sorry, we thought you where a criminal." They replied.
"I Ain't no dam criminal. I crash landed her with my friend. she said she was working on the power united and for me to salvage the vessel" MidNight replied, she was thankful they were buying it.
"Sir, her vital's arn't registering on scanners" They drew their weapons again.
MidNight swore under her breath. she had forgotten about the implanet. a new thought can to mind "Ofcourse i'm not, I had it installed like my friend to stop you violent races from finding us." She prayed they would buy it.
"Ok Miss, we are lowering our weapons... Come out and don't move. we won't hurt you"
"Promise?" She said.
"yes" Said a women's voice.
MidNight stood up and stepped out from behind the rock.
"My god, How old are you sweety?" The Women said astonished.
Midnight said "I'm only 15, Where is my friend?"
The situation was explained to her, MidNight already knew it though. She put on an act of horror and sadness. "She said she was from Raxian. not a criminal from another realm." She started fake crying.
day6: The captain and commander questioned her, she told be what she knew (Which was all fake information). "She promised to take me to a federation outpost where I would be safe. when we arrived there was a fight and our ship was hit" she said sobbing.
"Captian, maybe I should talk to her" The women said.
She walked up to Midnight and Hugged her. MidNight was in shock at first... But strangely this brought on an emotion, Sadness. She hugged back, for the first time since this began she cried... Not just faked it, ment it.
The Women's name was Ensign Tessia. She was surving aboard the new enterprise. "So Marlin" She said, MidNight had Chosen to call herself Marlin for a while. "Why have you been trying to repair the station?"
"Midnight said it was possible to make it work again, I asessed the layout of the station and agreed it could be done and..." she was stopped.
"15 and already a technical wiz, rare talent" Tessia said.
"In my home galaxy things have gone rough. Political tension rises and it's slowly spitting in 2. Kids have to learn something to survive. I learned mechanics from my dad, He was killed 2 years ago and I have been surviving since" MidNight said, she put a tremble in her voice. But MidNight mind wandered a bit on another subject.
"I'm so sorry, you'll be safe in the federation" Tessia said.
Day 7: The Officers were running to the exit. "whats going on?" MidNight asked.
"The Geckodon alliance is coming, the found our shuttle. you stay hidden, most likely they would kill you to if they go the chance... I'm sorry you where drawn into this. But the federation isn't at peace either." She left her queaters in the station. A new emotion raised in MidNight, fear, for the officers. She had to do something. She could pick-up a weapon and fight, but if she did she would be dicovered as MidNight. She thought hard... Repair the station.
MidNight took a grappling hook and tools. the structual integrity of the station was weak but space worthy. she ran over the skimatics and isolated key systems that needed repairs. She ran outside. Phasors fired and the Geckodon lizards swarmed firing some sort of laser rifle.
She turned a corner and sprinted passed the federation officers. "Marlin! NO!" Tessia Screamed. But there was no stopping Midnight now. She shot her hook into the High end of the raised Starbase wing. She acended just before Tessia reached her. The Geckodons saw the acending target and some took a few pot shots. MidNight held stead, mind totally focused on one thing. Repairing the automated defences. the federations officers would be over run without them. She paused the hook She was about 120 metres off the ground above the ground now. a damaged power node. She quickly fused the severed nodes. More shots went flying passed her and hit the armoured hull. She hit the machine and it sprung to life. The Tackyon cannons started making whirring noises. MidNight plugged her Computer into the node and sent a carrier wave to Ion cannons. setting up a new target. about 3 Massive tackyon cannon could rotate to reach the target and then powered up for their firast shots. They fired away having a massive area of effect. already the Geckodons had gone into panick. they would need heavy artillery to beat this station... Or a ship.
Midnight COuldn't activate the shields from here. She Detached the hook and free fell. Tessia watched inh horror. MidNight poined her hook at the ground and fired a second type. A single shot that made and energy barrier. MidNight landed softly on the barrier like it was a soft bed, then ran inside. She reached the terminal and was grabbed from behind. Tassia flipped her around and said "What the hell are you doing?! you trying to get killed?"
"Listen, If i don't get this station working your all gonna die" MidNight said. She pressed the code in the the shields activated. "I have made a window where you guys are fighting, go and defend it" Tessia was shocked, this young girl was a professional. MidNight's next task was to install Her engines on the port side. she ran outside, climbed onto the top fo the Stations ring and run up it. she could see the Engines bellow. She secured 1 end of the grappling hook and fired at the Engines. They started rising from the ground. Midnight climbed down to the side of the vessel. and began fusion the engines to the hull. Intergrating the wires and installing the appropriate files. A Geckodon Crusier appeared overhead, the fight had begun. Both the station and the geckodon's fired. Midnight finished and ran back down the ring. she could feel the tremble of the weapons hitting the shields. "Computer! States?" She said.
"Shields are down to 40%, Hull is down to 20%" it replied.
"Computer activate all Weapons and Fire apon the cruiser only" She said.
She watch the cruise fall out of the sky, flaming and broken.
"Continue firing upon previous target?" The computer asked
"Yes" Midnight repied.
"All of you inside now!" She told the officers.
They didn't move.
"INSIDE NOW!" She yelled, "The Station is ready to leave". the ensigns listened and withdrew. Tessia been the first.
Then the commanding officers followed suit. Midnight closed the blast doors.
The Station powered up, the shields window closed. the engines fired.
They where airborn. Midnight could hear the cheers of the officers. She smile and sighed ine relief. it was over.
"Now you are under arrest for the attack on the enterprise" Said the Captian who had a Phasor pointed at MidNights head. Tessia Looke shocked "You can't seriously think Marlin was involved?" she said horrified.
"No, She's MidNight, Marlin is fiction" He said, He took off her Hair tie and Wiped the black stains of her face. Sure enough the Face of MidNight was there. Midnight completye the transformation by removing the Jumpsuit to reveil her Black armour.
Everyone went quiet. The Captian and Commander where Furious. the Security officer stood to atention. "I say lets throw her out the air lock" the commander said.
"No she must stand trial" He walked forward and loaded the gun. "Still no one knows we have found her, no one will miss her".
Tessia stood between Capt. Jake Donat and MidNight. "Whether she stunned you or not this girl just saved our lives down there... She saved all of us" Tessai stated. Most of the ensigns agreed, except the security officer who handn't choosen a side. Capt. Jake Donat, snarled and Pushed Tessia out of the way. Raised his weapon and Fired.
MidNight could see if comming she moved out of the way. flipped and kick the captiasn square in the chest. grabbed his gun and landed. "Alright, Listen up. You fired apon me first when on this planet. I acted in self defence. You precious enterprise sure I used it for my own perpouse but I had to double cross many to complete the gods will. The Realms are open and that is in the past. No to meantion I only stunned you, not killed." MidNight dismantled the gun. "This stations log is encrypted, and people will find out what happened here either way."
"B4, can decrypt it" the Commander said.
"One if he knows the ancient lanuage. very few do. it sounds to me like your trying to cover up a crime." MidNight said. She threw the gun peice to the ground. When to the consol and pressed a button. "I hope you understand I am been mercyful. your ship awaits... (turns to Tessia) I'm sorry." She press's another and they are gate-wayed back to their enterprise.
Midnight was alone, On a beaten station, with more enemies than the gods could count.