That wasn't a good day... not at least to be trapped inside a Royal Space Marines jail. The rusty installations just made it harder for any energy blast to pierce through the thick walls, but there was still a small window with a weak energy field. It was dark outside, though it wasn't in the middle of an asteroid but a planet with breathable atmosphere, lucky enough, so even if the cell fell appart, she wouldn't suffer a horrid space death. The interrogatory had started, and judging the pimp she had in front, probably it wouldn't be really hard for her to just seduce him, and escape, but... she still had to exit that place... She hoped Lady Fortune was nice to her now...
-So, you wanna know? why are you so anxious to know... ? And what am i going to win in return?... Heh... you are going to throw me direct to a black hole inside a pressure suit when i tell you, Why should I?
-Just tell me what we need to know to find the stolen cargo- said the guard.
The woman stared at him for a while, and chuckled. -Get a bit closer and i am telling you everything...
The guard didn't move an inch. -Oh, come on, don't you just trust me?...what can i do? i have no sword, no guns... fine, you will never find the relics- she moved closer to the energy bars that served to keep her trapped and leaned a bit forward trying to fool the attention of the guard with her geneours shape, but it seemed not to work, as he didn't react to her insinuations.
-Where are those crates?- replied the guard back. -Look, that is all what we want to know... Or the others will come, and won't be that nice...
-Oh... and What is what you want for yourself?... - she said. -They aren't dealing with pirates, and the good and bad guard game is just so old for me.
-You really aren't interested in that, and i am the one who makes the questions here. The relics?...
-Move, soldier Roberts... it is my turn.- said another guard, much bigger and thicker than Roberts.
-Bobby, huh?... hmm... bye bye- she then winked an eye and waved him good bye, sending a kiss -You, scum, get away from the bars- said the new guard.
-Oh! No need to be so rude... hmm... I will kill you first when i get out of here...-
The only problem was how... Time passed. But the only way she'd return her ship would be that the ship made it actualy to where she was. Then, she turned, and stared outside through the window, slowly, a smile formed in her mouth, at the sight she had just had. -Milady Luck curse you bastards...- She then got closer to the bars, and spoke to the guard. -Hey you, big boy... wanna do an agreement?...- But the big guy didn't reply. -I offer your life in exchange of you working for me, what do you say? i am short on muscles... just get a bit closer, okay?...-
-Get lost in a black hole- said the guard, and stood where he was.
-Hmm... At least i tried- She just moved away from where the big man was, and suddenly a really powerful explosion shook the place, making the window a whole lot bigger, and a big energy ball impacted directly on big boy's head, decapitating him, and making a hole big like a head behind in the wall, though it was solid rock too, so it didn't get much further. The energy bars that prevented her from escaping then disappeared.
-Protonic ammonition... my fave- She stared at the big boy's dead body -Eeeugh. Disgusting... I told you...At least i didn't have to kill you myself...- Then, she went to the big hole the window was now, but it was just too high for her to escape through there. -Great, My favourite. A base raid... If things go as they have to, first...- she put a hand behind her ear, to hear better, the alarm triggered, and started to sound through all the base. High energy cannons started to fire, and return fire could be heard.
-Fireworks! I hope Milady Luck shields are fully charged- She took the saber and the gun the dead guard had, and went to the door, but it suddenly opened and the thin guard appeared, she aimed at him, and he did otherwise -Stop where you are Bobby... put down your gun, or else...-
-Don't shoot, don't shoot... Look i am out of here... I am not one of them anymore-
-Your point?- She didn't move her weapon at all, and kept aiming his head.
-This is madness... I... I didn't enroll the corps for this... I tried to be reasonable with them, but they didn't hear. I am just a poor soul in space. No one will... mourn my death And taking care of Pirates wasn't my dream, i wanted to fight in the Front of the Central systems, not to be destined here in the outer rim. Just let me get down in the first space station you reach-
His eyes seemed sincere. -You sure?... i be telling you something, you be doing something funny, i be finishing you off. Savvy? He nodded.
-Okay, then, come on... I have an idea...- She lowered her gun, after he did, and put her hands behind, so Bob would simulate that she is being transported to another, safer, place.
-Do i make you nervous, boy?... I hope that is not your gun...- she said while they were walking. -Just relax, and everything would be smooth... But you will have to make the talking, so DON'T do anything reckless- They then made it to a group of guards.
-She is going to be transferred. Security procedures.- Said Bob.
-Yeah, you hear the pimp... You will never get me alive!-
The highest rank guard then got up from his chair, a big man in uniform, with a thick moustache. -Shut up rat. Roberts, this is a no no. Pirates do not prepare rescue missions, hence, leaving her in her prison is the best you can do. You want to get out of here, don't you? Play nice, and it will be short. Probably those idiots outside have found she is here, and just want to kill her to claim her death. But they are going down too. -He seemed sure, even if the building trembled with each impact from the ship.
-No, i can tell you, those are my men. They are coming. And they will kick you to the moons of Ariadne.- she chuckled, selfconfident.
She suddenly aimed the gun she had stolen to the unprepared guard with the moustache, and killed him in one shot, and the others charged at her. Bob, on his side, shot at one of his former comrades, wounding his leg, and went to the door they had to open to escape. The pirate took the sword she also stole, and cut deep beneath the belly of another guard, while she spun, and kicked a third guard, disabling him to attack. She then, took him from behind, and cut his throat. The wounded man on the ground complained hurt, but she put an end to his suffering when she noticed the gun's energy was already reloaded, and discharged a blast to his head. When everything seemed settled, she went to the door, and spoke to the, now, traitor-When they find you have helped me, you won't be able to fight your battles in the Front anymore... Join me, or i will have to hurt you. There are no witnesses, so, it is your call.
-Just get me out of here- He said.
-Okay... - They soon got surrounded by the crew of the Milady Luck.
-Everything is under control, Captain- Said Kurtz, a man dressed in an outdated and jagged military uniform, first mate of the Milady Luck. -Returning you the ship-
-Well done Mister Kurtz.-
-We better hurry captain, those loons will come here fast.- recommended Kurtz
-Fine! Everybody! let's get the heck out of here!, look alive, come on!
-Aye Captain!- All the pirates yelled together, and made it back to the ship without much more incidents. Once on board, and sailing the endless darkness, she interrogated the new recruit in her cabin, a wide room finely decorated. -So, what are your skills, Mr. Roberts?-
-I am good gunner and helmsman... my captain-
-Uh Huh... it seems just what i need... i had to send my old helmsman to the endless void of the space because he tried to oversmart me, are you smarter than me?, mr. Roberts?-
-No, my captain- replied back.
-Good... - The answer seemed to please her -Mister Kurtz, come to my cabin, immediately. Pick up the pimp, and show him his new station on the helm.-
Kurtz came, and while they were walking to the command bridge, spoke in low voice -My captain, mistress... this is a worst idea. This has been smelling bad since we got him out of that prison!-
-Relax Kurtz... i think our new recruit will be just what we are looking for... But if you feel better, ready your guns- She then, poked her gun, switching the safety. Once in the bridge, Roberts sat on the helmsman chair. -Which course, my captain?-
-Hmm... Set route to Sun 3... it is a life supporting planet. The natives there called their star "Sun".-
-My captain... that is Titan's territory. they tried to claim it one hundred local orbits ago, in the time of that planet!-
-Only to be kicked out into oblivion... Now it is nobody's planet just inhabitated by aquatic creatures, judging the amount of water the planet has... and i plan on claiming it. Roberts, Did you question your superiors orders then? SET COURSE THERE -Kurtz was just getting more and more nervous, but Roberts then, manipulated the control panel in front of him, and announced the ship's course was set. "Sun 3"... Is it there where the titan's relics are?... - She had just moved to where Roberts was to check the route was correctly set. -That is none of your interest now, mr Roberts.
Then, Roberts quickly grabbed the captain's gun, and aimed at her, while an acute voice started to sound on the bridge speakers. -Haaa ha ha ha aha ha... You are losing your touch there...-
The captain knew exactly whose horrid voice was that. -On screen...- Another young looking pirate appeared there -It had to be you, now pieces all fall in place- she said.
-I am sorry, my "captain". "Sun 3" is our destination now!- he screamed so the new intruder could know exactly where they were leading-Thank you very much, Roberts, that is just what i needed to know, the relics are ALL MINE MWAHAHAHAHA- The young pirate then disconnected
-I have lost Roberts, go ahead, finish your job... pull the trigger- she raised her arms. All the crew was already aiming at Roberts. Roberts then tried to activate the gun, but this didn't make any sound, no energy explosion, nothing came out of it. Roberts, seeing this, cursed his luck -Heh... i knew this was going just too well...- The captain picked up her gun, and Roberts surrended.
-Nobody shots him!- she ordered then -Indeed, it was being just too good. But i thought it would be quite humiliating to be killed by my own gun, don't you think? Kurtz! a presure suit for this rubbish dog-
-Captain!... are we losing a suit just for this scum?...-
-He has proven his worth, he deserves our respects after all- When Roberts was inside the suit, he was placed inside an airlock, and a radio voice reached his ears -You have vital resources for a single day. If Lady Luck is on your side, we may meet again. I am not going to allow anyone to say i am not mercyful. Your last words, Roberts?-
-I didn't lie then when i said i just wanted to fight in the great wars of the Central Systems. I regret nothing-
-Most Noble words...- said the captain. Then Kurtz pressed the outer airlock control, and Roberts was sucked immediately outside the ship.
-One trouble less... and thanks to the late Roberts, i know where the small rat is going. Kurtz, set the engines... i have a some small lungs to rip apart...-
-Aye captain...- said Kurtz, and so, the ship lead to Sun 3. What would happen then?... Only time would tell...