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Barnett Belvedere

"Analyze your opponent!! Come on guys don't be careless!!"

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a character in “Mech Unit Warfare”, as played by masato22

Description

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Name:
Barnett Belvedere

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Gender:
Female

Height:
5’5”

Appearance:

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Role:
Metargo Lion Team Systems Analyst and Fighter Pilot

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Rank (currently):

Corporal
(Mainly due to tenure in her field as an analyst and fighter Pilot)

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She is the head of the Lion Team systems Analysis support operators. These operators monitor damage control on mechs during battle, gives battle and scanner updates, organizes and delivers extra ammunition and spare repair parts on the field of battle. She is also in charge of the Lion Team’s defensive line. When she is not running support duty, Barnett is on the frontlines as an assault unit fighter pilot.

Fighting Style (applies to military personnel):

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When operating the Red Moon

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Barnett pilots the Red Moon mech which is a rather unusual mech considering the general make of other Metargo machines. It is occasionally piloted by Karen Lunaria Metargo, but mostly utilized by Barnett. Barnett mainly performs more of a supportive and defensive based battle style. Her mech has superior defensive and shielding capabilities. Able to withstand most firepower directed at it, the red moon serves to help keep the Lion Team safe, especially while transferring support to team members out in the heat of battle.

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Barnett prefers to play it safe and likes to analyze her opponent before going in for the kill. Her mech has the durability to wait out and withstand most attacks as she learns her opponent. When she pinpoints a weak point she’s ready to strike swiftly and for a crushing blow usually. Her mech is high in speed and durability. It is mostly long range and prefers to attack via heavy firepower rather than with physical means. If an enemy manages to break through her shielding and get close the red moon is ready for close quarters combat by using it’s grappling arms. They candela massive damage and crusshingblows, however her mech is quite vulnerable if it takes too many direct hits once the shielding and barriers have been broken.

Barnett outside of the mech is an excellent marksman and can use many firearms adequately. She’s swift and has a pretty mean hit. She knows Akido and specializes in reversing attacks on her attackers.

When operating Sailor Multi

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Barnett utilizes speed and keen accuracy when battling using Sailor Multi. She can fly at high speeds and maneuver with ease due to the mech’s curvy and smooth design. She still prefers to keep a distance from her opponent and fire a volley of ballistic force. She likes to get in close for power shots but only when there is little risk involved.

Strengths:

When Operating the Red Moon

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Highly durable shielding and barriers, excellent and wide variety of projectile lasers and missiles, swift in movement , excellent in supporting ally mechs while dealing damage to the enemy

When operating Sailor Multi

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Moves quickly and sports high maneuverability, Heavy and rapid firepower, high accuracy and radar scanners to pinpoint enemy weaknesses.

Weaknesses:

When Operating the Red Moon

Once the barriers are broken the body of the mech is highly vulnerable to attack, only in emergency cases is the Red Moon to engage in close quarters combat. It is not well suited for close quarters battling

When operating Sailor Multi

Not suitable for close range battle. When battling on land smooth terrain, like fields, cities, and forests are preferable conditions for proper mobility. Not well suited for underwater battle, unless submarine mode is activated.

Personality:

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Barnett Belvedere is an upbeat and well put together young woman. She can be a bit high maintenance and likes to be pampered, often taking time out to go to the spa. Barnett is not just a pretty face. She likes to analyze everything and everyone. She won’t lower her standards for anyone. Barnett can come off as being a bit pushy but it always apparent that she cares deeply for those around her and wishes the best for her teammates.

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Barnett prefers to play things safely and not take heavy risks. It’s hard for her to keep her teammates from acting recklessly but even so she is willing to tuff out the consequences through and through. She will never let you down when you’re in need of a reliable soul. She’s quite vocal and honest about her observations and believes that sparing one from the truth isn’t sparing at all.


History:

Barnett Belvedere was born into the wealthy Belvedere family of Metargo. She was raised with the finer things in life and she loved it. However Barnett was never one to simply let things be and wanted to know how everything worked. A child remarked for her quick wit, intellect, curiosity and beauty. Barnett was always willing to learn all that she could about the world around her. Her family is of the elite business class of citizens that oversee advances in Metargo industries. Her father has passed on his keen business sense onto his daughter.

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Barnett decided that being a boring and useless heiress was not a fate that she should accept, much to her father’s delight. She decided to extend her family’s influence into the Metargo Military an thus she joined the Metargo military academy after graduating early from the Elite Metargo University. Barnett’s determination pushed her not only to excel at her training as an analyst and operator but in physical combat and pilot training as well. Within a few short years she was made a special member of the Lion Team as the teams major defense and support analyst.

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Barnett was not the biggest supporter of the Metargo’s decision to invade Benjlakk. She felt that Metargo was strong enough to cultivate its own resources thus solving its problems without resorting to invasion. However she isn’t a politician so she has no say so in the matter. She must follow orders and that what Barnett intends to do.

Nationality (Benjlakki or Metargo):
Metargo

Other:

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Barnett’s personal battle Mech is a shooter type Mech named Sailor-Multi. Barnett mostly utilizes Sailor Multi when engaging in non-supportive combat assignments. Sailor-Multi has three main actions available: A radar to improve her (and her team's) accuracy, a rifle and a machine gun. The Pateri Vulcan is a machine gun, capable of firing up to "500 rounds per minute" (roughly 8 to 9 rounds per second). The Short Shot, on the other hand, is an accuracy-focused semi-automatic rifle, capable of firing more powerful blasts than the Pateri Vulcan, but with a much slower fire rate than the aforementioned machine gun. Sailor Multi is capable of flight via jet propulsion.

So begins...

Barnett Belvedere's Story

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Characters Present

Character Portrait: Cain Jai Numi Character Portrait: Axl Jai Numi Character Portrait: Karen Lunaria Metargo Character Portrait: Zechariah Malachi Character Portrait: Aaron Lextu Character Portrait: Barnett Belvedere Character Portrait: Viola Jenova Character Portrait: Kavi N. Character Portrait: Darius N. Character Portrait: Sandra Lionel Character Portrait: Benjamin Malachi Character Portrait: Kyle Scipio Character Portrait: Saul Metargo Character Portrait: Kal Tavin Character Portrait: Leopold Mckenzie Character Portrait: Alan Fore Character Portrait: Zane Preston Character Portrait: Viki Lunaria Metargo Character Portrait: Azaka Oikawa Character Portrait: Laurence Vincent Howe Character Portrait: Captain Raiyn Ire Character Portrait: Laurence Vance
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The entire shoreline of the Gatwashiim Peninsula, including the evacuated urban areas, has been preoccupied with naval combat and amphibious assault for a solid three hours since 0630 hours in that area's time. (0630 hours is equivalent to 6:30 AM.) the attacking Metargo forces have not let up at all, putting deep pressure on the defensive forces present. mechs and infantry alike storm the beach in an attempt to soften up land resistance to allow an opening further inland. So far, the Benjlakki garrisons present have been able to hold up, though the ultimate decider would lay with the ongoing fight between the 101st Naval Fleet on the Benjlakki side and the 96th Royal Fleet on the Metargo side. Should the defensive along this coastline succeed, Metargo would have to find a way around the garrisons there.

The intensively trained, newly formed Brown Wing Team was en route to the BRNS Seraphim as part of an assignment to the 101st fleet under the command of Rear Admiral Lionel and Captain Leopold. Once they were on board, they were introduced to the mechs they would be using, including the new prototypes: the A3B-7 Eagles, rumored to be the fastest mechs in the Benjlakki arsenal, yet.

Zechariah got inside his Eagle, in jet fighter mode, and waited for orders from his team's commanding officer to move out. Benjamin noticed his little brother not behaving as he usually would, which was more child-like and mischievous. Ben knew why, however: it was because that had no place in the Navy. Zechariah himself knew he would not walk out of this war while still his old self. The first time someone steps into the battlefield, it changes them forever.

At last, the order was given: they were to set out to fly above the battle in case the radars jammed and surveilence was needed. This also worked as a way to get in on the action knowing what is going on. Brown Wing Team launched and went up an altitude to where much of the scene could be witnessed from above, waiting to intercept whomever posed a serious threat to the fleet. So far, it was a stalemate, with neither one downing a ship from the other. It was a testament to how balanced out the two fleets were. The navies on both sides considered them the fleets that would determine which direction the war would go.

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Meanwhile, on board the MRNS Titan, Lion Team just received prototypes of their own, called the RL-5 Falcons. Their mission was to make a hole in the opposing fleet's lines in order to enable a bombardment. Aaron and the rest of Lion Team available got in their mechs, most of them in Falcons, personally outfitted by the Titan's personnel with the armaments ahead of time, waiting for the correct moment.

Aaron spoke first. "With Corporal Barnett recovering from surgery in med bay on this ship, we're going to have to rely on our own heads even more, boys."

One of the Lions asked the sergeant, "Why did she need surgery, exactly?"

Kyle, as much as he knew what was going on, did not want others to know as it was private, so he answered in Aaron's place. "All you need to know is that she is, George. Now, focus on the task at hand. You heard Lextu's orders: do not launch until the smoke is released. If we waste time on chatter, we will miss our chance to go."

Aaron nodded. " Fore, don't forget that you follow my orders! Going off doing your own thing is a sure way of dying in battle! And, Howe, once the signal comes, we'll see what you can do besides walk around in fancy attire! Your taskforce in the Lion Team is relying on you to give orders when necessary, so no indecisiveness! The enemy won't be hesitating, at all! Got it?" While waiting for the smoke, he thought to himself, I swear, why do they let brats get the rank of corporal without knowing what the hell to expect by working their way up?

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Saul Metargo entered the bridge of the ship Zane was in to observe what was going on. He already knew there was no side of the battle had a clear upper hand, meaning he could only hope something would happen. As much as he felt he must fight in order to avoid chaos in his country, there was this silent hope that Prime Minister Lopez would change his mind and call for Parliament to approve a cease-fire attempt. Such hopes were shadowed by the reality before him, however. Even if his country were to attempt negotiations, there was no guarantee Benjlakk would do the same, given its history of relentlessness towards their previous attackers from before the invasion.

"Admiral Preston, I certainly hope this war will end soon. I see no point in fighting, to begin with. There is also another reason: Though we have strength, I fear we may have bitten off more than we can chew." His head lowered some before he added, "Regardless, we will press on." Looking up again, he said to Zane, "With any success, the Leo Vermilions we sent out, in addition to the Lion Team standing by on the Titan for the right moment, will bring forth a breakthrough along this shore."

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At the beach, wave after wave of Metargo troops made their amphibious assault, each time weakening the local garrison's resistance. It was still considerably strong, yet it was unclear how much longer the army troops there could withstand the attack. The entire shore was filled with troops, defenses, explosions, rubble, fire, and the bodies of men in gray, black, or dark brown uniforms littering it. (Metargo uniforms often had gray, black, or dark brown as the main colors, with their nation's flag's colors as an accent.) Bullets and laser beams sprayed onto the oncoming troops as the advanced towards the Benjlakki positions. The Benjlakki soldiers in green or khaki camouflage uniforms (both standard for the Benjlakki Republic Army) were giving it their all on the defensive, taking casualties as they did so.

In one of the bunkers, a stressed-out Lieutenant kept asking questions about the situation. Of note was the following exchange between the Lieutenant and a Corporal:

"Damn it! Those incoming transports are only used to carry Leo Vermillion mechs! Where the hell are those Navy pilots meant to operate our Praetorians downstairs!?"

"No response, sir! I'm getting nothing but gunfights on the radio!"

"Whatever happened to the cameras!?"

"Inoperable! We can't get a visual on the pilots' staus!"

"Is there anyone up here who can pilot one of those things!?"

"Private 1st Class Vance has had training on one during military school, Lieutenant!"

"You mean to tell me he's the only one!?"

"Yes, sir!"

"Great... Field Marshal Constantini's going to be pissed... All right, take over his gunner post!" The Lietenant then spoke to Larry once the switch was made. "Okay, Vance! Looks like we're going down to where the fireworks are in the bunker's mech bay! Take out the intruders and enter the cockpit of a Praetorian, then eliminate the incoming Leo Vermilions! Strike them at the backs and bellies when you get the opportunity; those are their weak spots! I'm going with you so you don't screw this up!" With those orders given, the Lieutenant sprinted with Vance towards where the action was at the mech bay and provided covering fire for him.

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While all the fighting was taking place, one of the palace garrison in Metargo City, Metargo's capital, walked up to Princess Viki and relayed the news with a salute. "Your Highness, your parents and brother have not yet returned from the front lines. We received word from your father that the 96th Royal Fleet is confronting a Benjlakki fleet proving to pose quite the challenge at one of the shores of the Gatwashiim Peninsula."

The setting changes from myrstrarkia to Benjlakk

Setting

Characters Present

Character Portrait: Cain Jai Numi Character Portrait: Axl Jai Numi Character Portrait: Karen Lunaria Metargo Character Portrait: Zechariah Malachi Character Portrait: Aaron Lextu Character Portrait: Barnett Belvedere Character Portrait: Viola Jenova Character Portrait: Kavi N. Character Portrait: Sandra Lionel Character Portrait: Benjamin Malachi Character Portrait: Kyle Scipio Character Portrait: Saul Metargo Character Portrait: Kal Tavin Character Portrait: Leopold Mckenzie Character Portrait: Alan Fore Character Portrait: Zane Preston Character Portrait: Azaka Oikawa Character Portrait: Laurence Vincent Howe Character Portrait: Captain Raiyn Ire Character Portrait: Laurence Vance Character Portrait: Cecilia Vonduer Character Portrait: Scoar Zeo Metargo
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Aaron nodded and told everyone on his team right on time. "Steady... steady..." As he waited, mechs called Cherubim surrounded the Titan from the air, firing aimlessly due to the smoke. Without shielding, this was dangerous for the ship, as even with all the blind shots, at least one of them could hit something vital. Hopefully, for Metargo's military, it would not happen. At last, Aaron and the Lion Team were clear. "Lion Team, launching!" Aaron's RL-5 Falcon, in jet fighter mode, flew out of the launch bay, the rest of Lion Team's mechs following suit. "Falcons, focus your weapons on the enemy mechs! The rest of you, aim at their ships' weapons!"

Soon enough, the pulse came. The Cherubim surrounding the Titan were disabled. The ones above the Titan inevitably collided with the ship. There was no telling what damage could have been done. Would the armor on the Titan hold up? Whatever the case, Lion Team had a mission to perform, so they had to get to it. The Falcons fired their missiles at oncoming mechs from the opposing fleet, grabbing the attention of some of the others away from protecting their respective ships. Once the missiles were all released and met their targets, the Falcons on Lion Team switched to humanoid mode and began their rampage on the Benjlakki mechs fighting them, Lion Team's other mechs tasked with the enemy ships' weapons.

Whereas Kyle used his mech's knives in a balance of speed and maneuverability, Aaron applied brutality with his double-bladed beam sward, at one point slicing three Sabre Bleus in half at once. Compared to the more battle-hardened Mysticaran Federation's golem riders, these Benjlakki mech pilots were mediocre.

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Zechariah heard Captain Leopold and told him, "We are already in the air, captain, as per the sergeant's orders."

Brown Wing Team witnessed from above the devastating blow the enemy's new ship dealt with just one blast. Zechariah was both shocked and amazed by how the Ion Weaponry on that smoke-concealed ship could disable mechs so easily. If he could manage to create an energy chamber an a smaller scale for such beam ammunition for his mech firearms, he would not have to worry about killing nearly as much. Being a Solar Technician, he already got a head start on his personal project. This was getting ahead of himself, though.

Surely, enough, Zech witnessed a mech squadron come out and confront a bunch of the Benjlakki mechs (plus a few destroyers' weapons) below. A closer examination via camera indicated some of those were new mechs. However, the techniques matched the ones from the briefing. There was no doubt about it: that was Lion Team, and the mech inflicting heavy casualties with a double-bladed beam sword was piloted by Aaron Lextu.

Zechariah reported it to the current sergeant at the time. "Sergeant! Lion Team is down there! They came out of that ship!"

The sergeant nodded and ordered all Brown Wings to intercept Falcons on the Lion Team. Everyone in the squadron immediately dove into the scene to confront the threat to the local defensive efforts. They leveled off just above the water, but before they came within firing range, the Sergeant's mech was hit by a stray blast and immediately blew up. Zechariah could not believe it: the first mission, and already they lost a pilot, the very leader of Brown Wing Team, even.

The Brown Wings were about to scatter when Zechariah spoke up. "Fire a sonic missile each, if you have one! Draw the Lion Team away from the fleet!" One of the corporals spoke up to try to pull rank, yet Zech interrupted by saying, "Just do it!" It was then that any Eagles fired one of their sonic missiles, including from the Eagles. manned by Zechariah and Benjamin.

At the same time, Aaron was busy slicing through his opponents when Kyle just got finished stabbing an enemy Sabre Bleu, getting out of the way of a resulting explosion when he noticed objects flying their way. A closer examination using the computers and camera indicated those were missiles (he did not realize those were sonic ones).

Private Scipio immediately shouted his observations to Aaron, "Sergeant! Missiles incoming!"

Aaron responded by saying, "Intercept 'em!"

Kyle, Aaron, and the other Falcons in the Falcon Team barely had enough time to shoot the missiles before they came too close to be lethal, but once they were hit with lasers or bullets, those same missiles' true feat was unleashed: sonic pulse waves impacted with the Falcons on Lion Team, pushing them away from the Benjlakki mechs that had already retreated after detecting those missiles incoming via their computers. The Falcons nearly lost their energy shields to the sonic waves.

Aaron was outraged. "Long-Ranged Sonic missiles!? The Benjlakki beat us to developing that sort of technology first!?" In the distance, He could see mechs heading his team's way, at a low altitude. The Falcon of Fury realized right away those were the mechs who fired the missiles. "I got their leader! Everyone else, engage the rest of the enemy squadron! Stay sharp, Howe, and don't lose sight of your target!"

Zechariah noticed the Lion Team approaching, meaning his plan to draw them away worked. Now, for the hard part: the actual dogfight. The Eagles in Brown Wing Team switched to humandoid mode right on time: they were face to face with the fiercest of Metargo mech squadrons. Aaron charged at Zechariah, whom moved his Eagle to the side and open-fired to attempt to disarm Aaron. Their first one-on-one dogfight against each other began.

Kyle decided to pull out his mech's handgun for ranged while still holding on to the knife he had, aiming at one of the mechs (Cecilia's) and shooting. Whether or not it would hit was a mystery. He was close enough that it was possible, though.

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Now that the mech bay was back in Benjlakki possession, the Lieutenant shouted to Vance, "Now's your chance! Go! Go!"

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Saul saw the Titan's move and sighed. "Let us hope the Titan can hold out, Preston. This is their first mission, and if I know anything about first battles, they are nearly always the hardest. Have Oikawa stand by; we may need to use his ship's abilities to at least make it possible to make a getaway, should all else fail. If we lose here, our entire fleet can at least try to find a way around the enemy. Be sure to have four squadrons of mechs protect him the whole battle, then escort him in the case of retreat being necessary." Contacting Scoar, he told him, "Son, so far, the fleet I am with is holding up, though it is unclear who has the advantage, right now. How are matters in the battle you are in?"

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Character Portrait: Cain Jai Numi Character Portrait: Axl Jai Numi Character Portrait: Karen Lunaria Metargo Character Portrait: Zechariah Malachi Character Portrait: Aaron Lextu Character Portrait: Barnett Belvedere Character Portrait: Viola Jenova Character Portrait: Kavi N. Character Portrait: Sandra Lionel Character Portrait: Benjamin Malachi Character Portrait: Kyle Scipio Character Portrait: Saul Metargo Character Portrait: Kal Tavin Character Portrait: Leopold Mckenzie Character Portrait: Alan Fore Character Portrait: Zane Preston Character Portrait: Azaka Oikawa Character Portrait: Laurence Vincent Howe Character Portrait: Captain Raiyn Ire Character Portrait: Laurence Vance Character Portrait: Cecilia Vonduer Character Portrait: Scoar Zeo Metargo
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#, as written by Zarhara
Sandra watched the map as the attack was made, she was slowly realizing that this was no feint and clearly this attack was going to be a major threat to the entire fleet if nothing was done. She was going to have to start pulling units to launch a counter attack against the Titan.

"Captain Leopold I want you to move to engage that ship." Sandra said as she began to look where else she could pull ships from.

"I want the Battleships Resmark and Unao to pull back and form up with us to engage that Vessel and someone find me a few destroyers we can spare!"

Sandra knew she was acting quickly but that ship was a major threat and she was going to need to pull more reserves to stop or at least draw the things fire.

"I want every non committed aircraft to be moved to engage that ship it cannot be allowed to fire that weapon at our ground forces again!" Sandra looked over the map as she surveyed what she was moving the lines would be thinner in the air in someplaces but she couldn't ignore a threat of that size and firepower.

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A few moments after Sandras order for available fighters to be scrambled Kal was in his ship. He cleared with launch command and now he was racing towards the enemy threat. He kept his ship low and was traveling at Mach 3 for any on the beach all they would hear was a deafening crack as he flew overhead.

Kal turned the safety off on his plasma cannons and let a flurry of rounds hit a section of approaching Mango's on the ground before he began to climb to a higher altitude. "Serin, How far is that ship from here?" Kal asked as he reduced his speed to just over Mach 1

"3km and Closing" Serinm, Kals onboard AI stated.

The setting changes from benjlakk to Myrstrarkia

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Character Portrait: Cain Jai Numi Character Portrait: Axl Jai Numi Character Portrait: Karen Lunaria Metargo Character Portrait: Barnett Belvedere Character Portrait: Viola Jenova Character Portrait: Saul Metargo Character Portrait: Olivia Johnson Character Portrait: Scoar Zeo Metargo
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#, as written by Damioa
Date: 4 months before the first battle.
Time: 2100

Flames. That's all Cain could see. It was like he had died and went to his designated place in hell. Although he knew he was very much alive, he had wished he hadn't been. Running through the flaming underground corridors, he dodged each of the crackling embers that had tried to bite him.

I have to make it. I have to stop this.

As he ran further in the screams were sounding closer to his ear lobes. The screams of death and agony. Oh how he didn't want to be late. He had to make sure for himself that the letter he found on his bed was just a dream.
Entering the maintenance corridor for ghost he saw it. The mountain of bodies burning like a bonfire. The scent of human flesh stung his nose like a violent wasp. He looked around furiously. No. He was in delusion. Delusion that made him oblivious to the real matter at hand. That's when he saw him. It was almost as if he was out of his own body and starring at himself. He looked as the figure slowly walked down the mountain and made his way towards him. He knew that if it went a certain way, he too would become one with the burning fire. For once in his life he had fear. The only person in the world who he couldn't touch was finally going to challenge him. The one person who he couldn't bring himself to fight. Instead, he closed his eyes and prepared to die. Yes. Death would be better than living in a world where things like this happen. He felt the presence of the man etching closer and closer to him, but, instead of killing him, the man said something. "Live your life Cain. Not someone elses." After those words he felt a sharp pain to his abdomen and everything went black.

Date: Present time.
Time: Between 0600 and 0900.

Scoar and Cain walked to the NEAR SHADOW, anticipating a hard battle. It was lucky for them that Cain had experience in this suit before. "How's Barnett doing?" Cain asked.

"Mom said she should be okay. She's just a little tired and needed to rest. How about you?"

"I just do what I'm told. Haven't been able to rest in a while. Haven't needed to."

"Really? You're happy just to keep up with any orders and not rest yourself?"


Cain nodded. "That's my job. To protect the kingdom and their people."

Scoar let out a slight sigh. "You know Cain, you can't protect everyone. No matter how much power you have. Everything will be fine so don't worry about it too much. You need to take it easy every now and then. Kay?"

Giving another nod, Cain put on his flight suit and went to board his vessel. Scoar followed suit and entered the back seat. Flicking some switches, the hatch closed and the operation checks started. "Engagement systems." Scoar called.
"Check." Cain announced.
"Thrusters."
"Check."
"Nano Tech."
"Check."
"Combat Energy."
"Full Power."
"Mission."
"Accepted."
"Move out!!!"

Cain took the NEAR SHADOW out of the bay and flew towards enemy lines.

"Alright Cain, our mission is simple. We pick off those who are on the offensive towards us so that they don't get close to the mother ship. The Brown Wing team has been sent on a diversion so they have to fight slightly defensive. Even so, their are still mechs that were sent to push us back. We have to make sure that we have the upper hand defensively."

"Roger."

As the Near Shadow landed Cain flicked a switch making it go invisible. They were in the grassy forest of Benjlakk but Cain knew the forest and his surroundings all to well. After all, he had been sent on countless missions before with his old team. Slowly creeping through the fields he came across a group of armed units. Gazing at the units blankly he counted each member.

"Targets spotted. Seven in sight. Ready for extermination." He said plainly.
"Strike." Scoar commanded.

Cain led his mech swiftly towards the first couple of mechs. He retracted the points on the suits right golden arm and combined them together. Going out of stealth mode he enabled the points to form a beam saber attached to the mechs wrist. The enemy units seemed surprised by the mech suddenly appearing in front of them. In any other circumstance Cain would allow them to live, but this was different. He couldn't let Benjlakk know about the Near Shadow production. No, not just yet. 'Poor souls' he thought, 'They were just at the wrong place at the wrong time.'

Cain proceed to dice the first two mechs with a quick slash and jumped out of the way from the explosion it caused. He then held out the Near Shadow's left hand which lit up and blasted the three mechs closest to him.

"Two more to go."

Out of fear, or maybe orders, the other two mechs tried to escape. Alas, this was to no avail as Cain easily caught up to them. After all, his mech was the fastest design in Metargo history. running was only an option for him, not his enemy.
They went down quickly as Cain stabbed on in the chest and blasted the other.

"Targets, eliminated. Ready to return to mother ship until further orders arise."

"Good job man." Scoar said with a smile on his face.

"Hehe. I feel bad for them. They didn't even try to fight back. What is Benjlakk thinking sending these guys to fight us?"

Scoar shrugged his shoulders as he got a call on his intercom.

"Son, so far, the fleet I am with is holding up, though it is unclear who has the advantage, right now. How are matters in the battle you are in?" Saul asked.

"They seem to have a few forces here and there trying to go on the offensive still. I think as long as they don't have any definite change, they'll be forced to all retreat and go on the defensive one hundred percent. Cain and I just took down seven of their units. I'm pretty sure that should be enough to calm them down for a while, so Cain and I will go back to the mother ship for now. However, I am sure we will get called out again soon. Other than that, how many units and people have we lost already. Was anyone injured as of late?"

While Scoar was talking Cain saw some flowers of interest. He stepped out the cockpit and went to gather them. He was sure these flowers would be perfect. Afterwards he went back inside. Scoar was too busy talking to his father to notice. That was a good thing he thought, seeing as how the mans always in his business.

I guess that's what best friends are for.

Returning to the maintenance bay on the mother ship, cain hopped out and left Scoar talking to his father.
Taking the elevator with the flowers in his hands he went to the infirmary area. He checked in at the desk and made his way to the door that had Barnetts name on it. Slowly opening it and peeking inside he saw that she was still asleep. This was good. He could leave after he was done setting the flowers into the vase. Taking a closer look at them, he could hardly imagine how such beautiful flowers could grow on a battlefield. He left his note saying : I hope these flowers bring you good health. He didn't leave his name on the card, just thought it would be something nice to do. It also didn't cross his mind seeing as he was preoccupied with thoughts of his next mission.

Looking at her sleeping face, Cain remembered what Scoar had told him awhile ago.
"If you like someone, then you should tell them. Be a man. Hahaha."

Yeah right. Like I could do something like that.


He left the room slowly closing the door. It wasn't that he was shy. That wasn't the reason at all. It was just that Cain didn't see himself as ever having a girlfriend, a wife, or even a family. He knew his place was to alone. Something he had told himself for many years. That's his job, to take orders and to do what he's told. Scratching his head he went back to the elevator and took it back to the bay. He was ready to hear what Scoars father had told him.

Date: 1 week prior to battle.
Time: 0100

Axl waited inside a hotel room until it was dark enough to make his move. It was an easy route that he took to get to President Anderson's estate. Luckily for him there weren't many guards on post this night. Well, maybe more lucky for them. Seeing as he would have to probably do more than just knock them out if they were to attack. Easy wasn't the half of it. In fact he only came across three men. He sighed at the boredom.

Walking into the Presidents bedroom, he gently pushed the man away. "Mr. President. I have a proposition for you. That is, if you'll hear me out."

Date: Present.
Time: 0600-0900

Axl didn't like his current position. Sure he had all the freedom to do whatever he wanted but having someone watch him. That was a bummer if he had to say so. He gave secret information to Benjlakk in order to join their teams and this was the thanks that they gave him. A babysitter.
Giving a harsh sigh he turned around, glaring, but not a hateful glare. More of an agitated one. "Hey, Vika." He called to the person in the back seat of his mech. Well she wasn't quite actually a person but Axl would call her no less than human. "What exactly are we doing just sitting here. We waiting for orders are something. Damn. I hate just sitting and waiting." He said as he turned around and put his feet up on the monitors.

After all, I have to make my presence known.

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Character Portrait: Cain Jai Numi Character Portrait: Barnett Belvedere Character Portrait: Saul Metargo Character Portrait: Zane Preston Character Portrait: Viki Lunaria Metargo Character Portrait: Azaka Oikawa
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Barnett awoke and shuffled in her bed. She felt a bit tired after her surgery. However she was more annoyed that she was on bed rest and couldn’t aid the rest of the Lion Team during such a crucial time. She looked over to the end table near the bed and noticed a beautiful vase of flowers with a little card. She wanted to reach for them but her chest was still a bit sore from the operation. “Oh… Why was I born with such excess baggage…? Geez any girl that complains about lack should really reconsider her wishes.” She fussed to herself. The door opened and in walked her co-worker and friend Minmei Midori.

(NPC Minmei Midori)

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“Finally awake Barnett? Gosh I hope you’re feeling better. The support team and operators are having a really rough time without you onboard.” Minmei said with a relieved smile.

“Sorry about that… Hey Minmei, are the others upset about my having the operation during this critical moment? I hope they understand how it feels to have your chest knocking about while in a cockpit during battle. It’s totally uncomfortable.” Barnett replied as she sat up.
“Nobody’s upset with you Barnett. Besides they all know how hard you work and feel you needed to take a rest. See, someone even brought you flowers! They’re so pretty too.” Minmei said as he handed the vase over to Barnett. She then picked up the card and read it. “There’s no name on it. Hmm… looks like you’ve got a secret admirer Barnett~ who do you think it is?” Minmei added.

Barnett blushed as she examined the flowers. “Who? I wonder…” She replied.

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Viki Lunaria Metargo, Zane Preston, Azaka Oikawa

Viki was a little disappointed that there was not any definitively positive information to relay to the Metargo public but she understood. Viki nodded to her father. “Alright then I shall do my best and deliver the news. Be careful papa. I don’t want to be a queen anytime soon.” Viki said with a giggle and a cute wink. She turned to Admiral Preston, “Please protect him, my brother and mother Admiral Preston. I don’t know what I’d do without them.” Viki added with a unusually serious disposition.

Zane gave a casual smile. “No worries princess. You be careful too. You never know if the enemy is preparing an attack on your life as you are alone in Metargo. Take great care.” Zane replied.

“yes sir!” Viki replied enthusiastically with a salute before teleporting away.

Not long afterward a transmission was received. "Attention Metargo Flagship, This is Rear-Admiral Sandra Lionel, Surrender your vessel and call your forces off, fail to do so and you shall force me to fire upon your vessel with our heavy solar cannons. You have one Minute to decide."

Bluff or not, Zane knew that the situation was dire and desperate measures were soon to be taken. “Prepare for Operation Azaka to commence.” He commanded. He knew that the Metargo fleet needed to score a devastating blow to the enemy to secure the upper hand. Zane did want to risk putting Azaka in any danger but he had little choice. He began to head for the area holding his mech. “I shall be taking to the field myself soon.” Zane stated as he walked out of the observation room.

After being rushed out of the medical ward by Barnett, Minmei reported to the bridge to continue her operators duties. Barnett knew that the team needed it’s most capable operators in such a crucial time and that Minmei need not be wasting time checking in on her. Zane communicated with the bridge via com link. “How swiftly can Operation Azaka begin? According to Rear-Admiral Sandra Lionel, we have one minute to reply to her demands else we risk a pretty nasty attack on the Titan. If I know Azaka he’s already set to commence.” Zane said.

Minmei seemed to type in commands on the operators keyboard at light speed. After scanning the situation of sonic cannon preparations she replied. “Yes Admiral, Mr. Oikawa is in place and all systems are go with the sonic cannon. The armored protection unit is also in place to guard the Sonic cannon as well.”

“Wonderful. Commence operation!”

Azaka stood on the emulator’s deck of the Sonic Cannon. Now that the cannon was in place he was awaiting the command to begin. “Once I start, there’s no taking this back.” He said quietly to himself as he held his guitar. His band were ready behind him. The order was given and Azaka began to play his song.
(Azaka’s song; the link below)
http://youtu.be/6YZlFdTIdzM

The music began and the holographic imagery projectors fired up. Azaka sang and played the guitar as the battle waged on, his image holographically projected onto the field of battle. The song blared out into the atmosphere and enemy communication began to jam up. Without triangulating the proper cm frequency they wouldn’t be able to use their com devices without a massive amount of static interference. As the song went on the Sonic Cannon charged up and began firing sonic beams at groups of enemy units. As Azaka played on he only hoped that Zane was safe. He had not yet seen his mech out on the field of battle so he was slightly relieved.

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Character Portrait: Aaron Lextu Character Portrait: Barnett Belvedere Character Portrait: Sandra Lionel Character Portrait: Benjamin Malachi Character Portrait: Kyle Scipio Character Portrait: Saul Metargo Character Portrait: Zane Preston Character Portrait: Viki Lunaria Metargo Character Portrait: Azaka Oikawa Character Portrait: Laurence Vincent Howe Character Portrait: Captain Raiyn Ire
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"We'll try." Aaron's voice came over the communication link Raiyn had established and she nodded briefly.

"That's good enough for me," she responded and left it at that as she turned her concentration to the Titan's change over to submersing.

"Captain, some of Lion Team has been separated... I can't find Laurence," one of the tactician's called out as she was also monitoring the fight between Lion Team and Brown Wing.

Captain Raiyn's heart skipped a beat as her hand clenched into a fist that was resting on the armrest with her head propped against it. She hadn't been expecting that and her thoughts whirled rather quickly. Had he been shot down? Possibly. Was his mech just damaged enough to where it couldn't hail anyone? Most likely. Raiyn ground her teeth as she sat there for a moment. Her thoughts finally centered on what she was going to do, pulling everything together in the span of only a moment.

"Captain, the rear wing is having trouble retracting due to damage sustained," the pilot called, his voice on the edge of panic. He'd probably done just about everything he could and it still wasn't working.

Damnit, one thing after another, she thought, "Override it, force the damn thing. It's damaged already," she ordered sharply. The man simply nodded his head, preferring not to say anything in the growing tension on the bridge. A loud sound rang out through the room then, taking Raiyn's attention. Glancing down a button was flashing on her armrest and she narrowed her eyes. Pressing it, a woman's voice echoed across the bridge.

"Attention Metargo Flagship, This is Rear-Admiral Sandra Lionel, Surrender your vessel and call your forces off, fail to do so and you shall force me to fire upon your vessel with our heavy solar cannons. You have one Minute to decide."

Silence fell, all but the pilot glanced over to the Captain who rested in her chair with one slender finger tapping the armrest. Slowly a grin pulled on her lips as she raised her gaze to look out the window before her. The flagship that had hailed them was pointed directly at them, but hadn't made a move to engage, not since the Titan had charged it earlier.

"The wing is being fully retracted!"

"Drop the bridge for submersing. Dive," Raiyn said coldly, her gaze never leaving the vessel that sat on the other side of the battlefield facing hers as the bridge began to descend. There's my answer, Rear Admiral, the Captain thought cruelly. The Titan's nose dropped forward, coming down to fall into the water in a streamline fashion. As the Titan fell towards the water, the wings on either side finally pulling into the hull of the ship, the vessel shook and alarms rang throughout the bridge.

"What happened!?" Raiyn yelled, partially standing from her seat.

"Severe damage to the port side rear wing!"

"Has it fully retracted?"

"Not yet," the pilot called back as he frantically tried to get it to fold in completely.

"Close the bulk head doors to that section immediately!" Raiyn stood completely, her voice barking out the order. There was a call back in acknowledgement, and then the vessel hit the seawater.

"Captain! Sergeant Lextu's mech has taken heavy damage!" the brown haired woman called out sharply.

Turning her attention there for a moment she looked at the screen as the tactician took the battle that had played out just a second ago and let Raiyn view it. A soft growl filled the back of her throat as she watched the fight up to where Aaron's mech lost it's arm in the fight. Flipping around she sat back into the seat as the Titan descended down further. She closed her eyes for a moment, taking a deep breath. A good fighter, very good with a sword if I do say so myself, thinking of how he'd fought brought a bit of a grin to her lips. Watching that fight almost made her leave the bridge in command of her Second to take her own mech out and fight with her own swords.

"Level out, don't go too deep," she called and peeled open her eyes to concentrate on the next portion of her fight. Aaron was doing just fine on his own, though he'd lost the arm to the mech, he was still very capable. That much she was sure of judging by his fighting just a moment ago. Just make it back to the Titan...

"Power the engines, head straight for that damned fla-" her voice was cut off as another round of alarms filled the room and the vessel shuddered violently. There was a cry from some place on the bridge and Raiyn glanced around quickly to see what had happened. Explosions were hitting the Titan from all sides causing more damage to the vessel. Her heart pounded hard as she processed all the information that was coming at her from all across the bridge.

Flooding was beginning to happen in some sections near the aft of the ship, the wings were taking minor damage but any more would be detrimental. Some of the power was beginning to fail because of damage to certain area's of the ship. One of the engines was in danger of being destroyed to add to it. For a single moment, the onrush was overwhelming. Then, Raiyn sat back on the chair and laughed lightly. Of course this wouldn't be easy. If it were, she wouldn't have enjoyed it.

"Wouldn't have it any other way," she muttered to herself, then raised her voice once again, gaining control over the panicked voices of her subordinates, "Fire torpedoes and missiles. Begin strafing with continuous fire. Direct as much power to the engines as possible."

Her orders were met with a resounding cry of 'roger' or 'yes' and the team began working on their tasks. Once the power to the engines was enough, Raiyn would shout out her next round of orders. In the mean time, she leaned against the back of her chair heavily as her eyebrows came down, nearly meeting at the middle. If Barnett were here things would be much easier with her mech, she mused as she tapped the arm of the chair. The protection offered by that mech would have been valuable for the Titan during this run. Voices filled the room as the missiles were released from their chambers. One submersed vessel, then two were destroyed, a couple of underwater mechs followed right after. However, the barrage didn't stop and the Titan still shook and shuddered as the damage built up slowly.

"Captain... there's... music playing above us."

Once again, Raiyn smiled and she laughed out loud this time, "Wonderful timing Admiral," she said, chuckling slightly, "Release power in the engines, full throttle. Bring us up to the surface. Once you're in range, fire whatever weapons we have left at that flag ship and head straight for the coastline."

"The rear wings won't be able to sustain flight for very long, Captain," the pilot announced as he began to push the engines to their limits.

"All we need is to get on shore, from there we can have Lion Team meet up with us and if we're lucky we'll find Laurence while we're at it. They can protect us while the wings are repaired enough for flight," she called back. Raiyn knew it was dangerous, dropping behind enemy lines. However, what other choice did she have? Titan began her upward ascent, rising up above the water and the bridge soon followed to be replaced to where it was before the drop.

The pilot maneuvered her very well as she plunged skywards, spraying seawater all over. The damaged rear wings deployed the the Titan lurched a bit as it leveled out. They streaked straight for the Flag Ship that had issued the warning and unloaded whatever weaponry that was left, which at that point wasn't very much. The Titan flew straight over the vessel a bit rickety before cruising towards the desert shoreline. A loud beeping filled the bridge again. Raiyn didn't need to be told anything as she watched from her seat with her teeth grinding together. They were barely going to make the coast line, the wings were failing and the vessel was slowly loosing altitude.

"Get as far as you can from the coast!" She shouted before slamming her finger on an emergency com link next to her, "Titan cannot sustain flight any longer. We're taking refuge on land, Lion Team, fall back to the Titan to assist in recovery! I repeat, the Titan cannot sustain flight-!"

She opened her mouth to say more, however she was jostled from the seat and thrown forward as the vessel nose dived straight into the dunes of the sandy desert.

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Character Portrait: Cain Jai Numi Character Portrait: Karen Lunaria Metargo Character Portrait: Barnett Belvedere Character Portrait: Saul Metargo Character Portrait: Zane Preston Character Portrait: Azaka Oikawa Character Portrait: Scoar Zeo Metargo Character Portrait: Minmei Midori
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As Barnett sniffed the flowers that were left to her mysteriously earlier that day she blushed. She tried not to get her hopes up about having a secret admirer like Minmei had inferred. Soon a sudden trimmer hit the ship. The attack seemed to worsen. “What’s going on out there!?”, Barnett shouted from her bed.

Minmei held onto the dresser in the room for stability as the ship shook violently. “I think I had better return to the bridge. It looks like things are taking a turn for the worse out there.” Minmei replied.

Barnett furrowed her brow , she was determined to help out in some way. “That’s it!! I’ve got to get to my mech now! The rest of the lion team needs Sailor-Multi out there! I can’t just lay here while the team struggles on the battlefield!” Barnett fussed and Minmei quickly turned away from the door to face Barnett.

“You get yourself right back into that bed Barnett!! You’re in absolutely no condition to be knocked around in a mech in the middle of a losing battle! Trust your teammates why don’t you. They’ll be fine, they want you to rest so that you’ll be back soon and better than ever okay?” Minmei said as she helped Barnett back into bed.

“Oh alright… Hey Minmei! Why don’t you Pilot Sailor-Mate and fill in for me on the Lion Team!? Sailor-Mate and Sailor Multi are sister Mechs after all!” Barnett said in a perky manor.

Minmei gulped heavily and trembled a bit. “M-me? Well… I’m not the best battler and I’m not nearly as good as you Barnett… I’d only slow the lion team down with Sailor Mate. I couldn’t possibly stand in for you.”

“Awe come on Minmei!! You don’t give yourself nearly enough credit! You passed fighter pilot training with flying colors and you’re still not convinced that you’re a good pilot. Gee whiz what is it gonna take? Perhaps you’d feel more comfortable using Sailor-Multi instead of Sailor Mate? Sailor-Multi is a newer model that your Sailor Mate mech after all.” Barnett replied.

“Well… I don’t think it would make much of a difference. Besides Sailor-Multi’s skill set isn’t really my style, she’s a tad different from Sailor Mate. Remember the last time…?” Minmei retorted sheepishly.

Barnett let out a tired sigh. “I guess you’ve got a point there. But you’ve gotta help them somehow. The Titan’s Bridge has plenty of operators and analysts. But it’s only you and I who are best at taking the analyst and operator’s job to the battlefield. So what do you say Minmei?” Barnett was dripping with enthusiasm.

“Oh… alright!! I’ll take Neutranurse and continue my tactical duties on the field. If that acceptable Barnett?” Minmei replied in a frustrated tone.

“That’s my girl!” Barnett applauded. “Now hurry up!! It sounds like things are getting pretty real ou there!” Barnett said as she shooed Minmei out of the recovery room.

Minmei returned to the bridge of the Titan and informed the other operators that she’d be taking Neutranurse out into the field to continue her analyst duties and to perform rescue missions for stranded mechs during the retreat. Minmei hurried to the holding area and boarded Neutranurse.

“This is Metargo Analyst Minmei Midori. Neutranurse is online. All systems are go, ready for launch.” After departing from the Tiatan in Neutranurse, Minmei did a quick scan of the Titan’s damages and system info. She saw that the situation was dire. “I need to contact Admiral Preston stat…” Minmei said as she typed swiftly into the database. “I can’t believe this! Metargo on the run from such a backwater fleet!” Minmei muttered to herself as she worked on her transmission.


Azaka Oikawa and Zane Preston

Zane prepped his mech for battle when he received a transmission from Minmei Midori via com link. “Admiral Preston the sonic cannon is under fire and the Titan has taken considerable damage from enemy fire. We are currently experiencing 47% damage to the exterior hull of the ship sir! I am switching on the emergency damage protocols now. That should give us more time for quick patch repairs while we escape. The Titan Invisibility cloak is at 39% and won’t have fully cloaked the ship until another 7 minutes.”

Zane cringed at such difficult conditions. “Minmei it looks like things are a bit tight. However that’s alright though, I’ve never minded a tight squeeze. I’ll deploy at once. The sonic cannon must be protected if the Titan is to have any chance of escape. The royal family is on board and I am not going to lose them. Good call on taking Neutranure out into the field, we need that mech for rescue missions right about now. Keep up the good work Minmei and keep me posted.” Zane replied. He climbed aboard the Hyaku Shiki and took off into the battle.

Zane could see on his monitor that the Sonic Cannon was under fire. He hurried to protect it. Azaka’s second song was beginning. “I’ll protect you Azaka. I swear my life on it.” Zane said to himself as the Hyaku Shiki zoomed toward the sonic cannon. With his beam sword drawn, he cut down two Benjlakki mechs and proceeded to move toward the sonic cannon. Zane could hear Azaka’s second song and see his image holographically projected into the atmosphere. It was as if Azaka was performing at a concert hall and not a battlefield. He didn’t let the damage to the sonic cannon shake his focus. Many emulators would have great trouble achieving such a feat.

Azaka knew that his initial attack was a success. A large portion of the enemy’s fire was redirected from the Titan to the Sonic Cannon thus giving the Titan an opportunity to escape. The Sonic cannon was durable and could take plenty of hits if need be. At the first song’s conclusion Azaka turned to his band and smiled. “Alright guys that was excellent work! But it looks like we’ll have to amp things up a bit. The Titan needs a chance to escape and we’ve got to help them do it. The Sonic Cannon’s blasts amp up on our “Professional Griefers” song. We’ll knock as many as we can out of the sky. Let’s begin!” Azaka said as he started the second song. His image could be seen once more on the battlefield and the song blared across the atmosphere. The sonic canon fired many high powered beams out and took down enemy mechs with its sonic sound based blasts.

(Azaka’s 2nd song: http://youtu.be/QJelsOHe6xk)

Zane battled with an enemy mech that got a little too close to the sonic cannon. The two grappled and the enemy mech thrusted backward and pulling beam sword slashed away at the Hyaku Shiki. Zane simply smirked. “Clever move my opponent. However the Hyaku Shiki isn’t much impressed with beam swords. It’ll take a lot more than that to damage it’s golden coating. Too bad you’ve wasted your last chance.” Zane said, then he delivered a blow to the mech’s arm with his own beam sword, severing the arm. Zane flew off to continue to protect the Sonic Cannon as well as Azaka.

“Minmei, get this transmission out there to everyone, Wrap up your battles and retreat. Got it?” Zane said calmly, he knew that this couldn’t continue much longer. Benjlakki had proven themselves a strong enemy not to be underestimated.

“Rodger that Admiral!” Minmei replied. She then sent a transmission to all of the Metargo fighter pilots. “All pilots proceed to retreat pending the Titan’s escape. Admiral Preston has ordered that you wrap up your battles and retreat. The Sonic Cannon will cover our escape.” Just then Minmei caught an alert on Neutranure’s radar scanners. “Attention Titan operators there is are guided missiles headed for the Titan, do you copy? We need someone anyone to intercept as many as possible now! Someone please!” Minmei communicated with the rest of the Lion Team and the people on the open com link of the Metargo Fleets.

Queen Karen Lunaria Metargo’s Mech, Red Moon, came into view. “Targeting missiles. Four are on confirmed lock. Ready to fire and intercept. Karen fired several lasers and detonated a few of the missiles bound for the Titan. However as accurate as the Red moon was it was not possible for Karen to shoot down all incoming missiles headed for the Titan. The Titan took three good hits to its large frame. Karen communicated via the comm Link. “Sorry I missed a few missiles officer Midori. I suppose there were too many to shoot down at once.” Karen said calmly.

“Y-your majesty! Wha-what are you doing on the battlefield?! I MEAN UM SORRY FOR MY RUDENESS!!” Minmei was nervous.

“It’s quite alright Minmei. I am trying to do what I can for Metargo. You all could use the help and the Red Moon was dying to get in on the action. It’s been quite depressed since Barnett has been place in recovery.” Karen could communicate with the heart of machinery so to her a mech had a voice much like a human did. “Admiral Preston, please look after Azaka. I won’t stand for him getting hurt out here. You two still have to tie the knot you know.” Karen teased Zane via com link. She was much like a mother figure to everyone. The red moon fired away at the missiles but with every round of guided missiles there were bound to be a few that would escape the red moon’s lock on due to there being so many deployed at once.

“Copy that my queen.” Zane replied with a wink.

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Character Portrait: Cain Jai Numi Character Portrait: Karen Lunaria Metargo Character Portrait: Zechariah Malachi Character Portrait: Aaron Lextu Character Portrait: Barnett Belvedere Character Portrait: Sandra Lionel Character Portrait: Kyle Scipio Character Portrait: Kal Tavin Character Portrait: Zane Preston Character Portrait: Azaka Oikawa Character Portrait: Laurence Vincent Howe Character Portrait: Captain Raiyn Ire Character Portrait: Scoar Zeo Metargo Character Portrait: Minmei Midori
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Character Portrait: Cain Jai Numi Character Portrait: Axl Jai Numi Character Portrait: Zechariah Malachi Character Portrait: Barnett Belvedere Character Portrait: Viola Jenova Character Portrait: Saul Metargo Character Portrait: Scoar Zeo Metargo Character Portrait: Chemda and Adira Shapiro
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Looking at Cain fly away with the help of another mech, Axl glared angrily at his monitor. He sat there for awhile unitil he was ready to shrug the whole thing off. Giving a sigh he listened to Vika's analysis of the whole thing that went down.

"I told you it was a waste of time to try to hack the Near Shadow. You could've gotten hurt or something. It's not a good idea to chase the enemy at this time. Let's just regroup with the Brown Wingers and see what their next move is. Maybe they might retreat too."

Axl piloted the Beta Shadow over to the Brown Wing teams position on the field. He changed his comm command to target one of the crews mechs.

"Zechariah ... Is this Zechariah s comm link. Whatever. Listen. What are we going to do now that Metargo has started to retreat? Are we gonna chase them or regroup?"

He laid back in his chair tapping his fingers on the side of the arm rest. "Haaaaaa." He let out an overdone sigh. "Vika I wish you had message programming. My back hurts." He said grumpily. "You do have your uses. Hacking into the Near Shadow caused it to go offline for a while, but still..." He looked to his side. "I wish I had a masseuse or something right now."
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Once they were back on the Titan, Cain took the unconscious girl over his arms and brought her off the ship.

"What should I do with her?" He asked, looking at Scoar with question on his face.

"Hmm." Scoar shrugged. "Just take her to the infirmary for now. It's small enough so you can guard her there. I, on the other hand, am going to call my father with the report."
"Gotcha." Cain said heading back to the elevator.

Once he was out of sight, Scoar went to the nearest comm receiver and called his dad. "Dad, we lost the Titan's captain in that last collision. Other than that, everyone seems to be safe.... for the most part I guess. In other news, Cain captured a soldier from Benjlakks side. From what he tells me, she may have an alteration in her Genetic makeup. What should we do with her now? Cain injected her with the sleeping chemical but I'm not sure how long she'll be in that state for."
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Cain walked into the infirmary room and saw that Barnett was up.

"Oh. Miss Barnett. I'm sorry if I woke you. I just have to put this girl in here." He said thinking that he'd woke her.

Cain gently put the Benjlakki woman's body on the empty bed in the room and sat down on a chair in between both beds.
"So." He said quietly. "Are you feeling better?"

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Character Portrait: Karen Lunaria Metargo Character Portrait: Aaron Lextu Character Portrait: Barnett Belvedere Character Portrait: Kyle Scipio Character Portrait: Saul Metargo Character Portrait: Zane Preston Character Portrait: Laurence Vincent Howe Character Portrait: Minmei Midori Character Portrait: Jin-Giro Character Portrait: May Fermana
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Jin was still in some what of a rage mode for being dragged into combat due to the death of Captain Ire, hacking down every enemy in range even managing to land a few shots with his beam rifle. He just knew he was going to get an ear full from command when he got back to base so for the time being every enemy mech he cut down or shot relieved him a little on the inside.

Piercing his sword into the cabin of an enemy mech and using its metallic carcass to shield himself from enemy fire, Jin activated his quick boost thrusters to close in on this next target and after getting within a few meters he raised his rifle and fired decapitating and destroying another Benjlakk mech, but this time he noticed something. Some Benjlakk forces stopped firing at him and had begun falling back and organizing a retreat of their own.

"Oh no you don..." Jin caught himself trying not to let his fighting past take him over again. "Wait this is just what we needed" he exclaimed with a brief moment of joy

"Where is Admiral Zane? someone needs to lead these men and women, and command is going to wonder whats taking me so long." After taking a second to contemplate Jin made a major decision and punched in his PA authorization codes

"All Metargo forces in the immediate area this is junior command tactician Jin-giro, pilot of the GAT-01A2R Slaughter Dagger I have orders for you all to convene on the Titan for immediate evac. I repeat do not pursue the enemy forces." His voice rang over the Metargo private channel

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Character Portrait: Cain Jai Numi Character Portrait: Karen Lunaria Metargo Character Portrait: Barnett Belvedere Character Portrait: Kyle Scipio Character Portrait: Zane Preston Character Portrait: Azaka Oikawa Character Portrait: Captain Raiyn Ire Character Portrait: Chemda and Adira Shapiro Character Portrait: Minmei Midori Character Portrait: Jin-Giro
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Zane fought hard to protect the Sonic Cannon from further damage. The fleet was retreating and Zane could see that Minmei and Kyle had successfully rescued several allied mechs from harm’s way. Zane patched himself into the com device of the Sonic Cannon. “Sonic Cannon this is Admiral Preston of the Hyaku Shiki. You’re clear to cease Operation Azaka and head home. I’ll remain and cove your retreat. Oh, and operator please make sure Azaka doesn’t do anything rash and follow me out here in an attempt to help me alright.” Zane said with a wink to the Sonic Cannon Operator.

Zane received a transmission "Admiral Preston this is the pilot of the GAT-01A2R Slaughter Dagger Jin-Giro on special assignment to help coordinate and facilitate an immediate retreat, Im sure you've heard of Captain Ire's unfortunate death but it is my duty to inform you that you are now the commanding officer who must lead the soldiers back to friendly soil, I am currently on route to the titan for a weapons swap and I will forward you my coordinate when I touch down on board." Jin’s voice was stern and that of commanding officer even though the Admiral also out ranked him.

Zane cringed at the thought of Captain Ire's passing. It was unfortunate to loose such a good captain like this. After a small moment of hesitation he was ready to respond, “GAT-01A2R Slaughter Dagger Jin-“ he said as an enemy mech fired on the Hyaku Shiki with heavy cannon fire. “Shit… I guess a response will have t wait until my hasty new playmate is quelled.” Zane said as he returned cannon fire. He moved swiftly to the right and flew downward and ascended in front of the enemy mech and cut it in half with his beam sword. The enemy mech exploded with a bright flash. “An eye for an eye. That was for Captain Ire.” Zane said solemnly.

"All Metargo forces in the immediate area this is junior command tactician Jin-giro, pilot of the DGAT-01A2R Slaughter Dagger I have orders for you all to convene on the Titan for immediate evac. I repeat do not pursue the enemy forces." His voice rang over the Metargo private channel.

Zane let out a sigh, “Gosh who’s the dumb blonde today?” He said to himself sarcastically. Zane opened his com link and responded. “Sorry about that delay Slaughter Dagger, I ran into a spot of trouble as I was about to respond. Follow through with the retreat. I want this executed in no more than ten minutes. And good call Jin.” Zane said with a smile.

Azaka Oikawa

Azaka watched from the sonic cannon monitors as the Hyaku Shiki took the cannon fire and then destroyed the attacking mech. He couldn’t help but to hold his breath in anticipation. He was hoping that there was something more he could do for Zane but he knew he’d only make things worse by trying to help. In the end Zane got himself out of trouble anyway. This fact was much to Azaka’s relief.

"All Metargo forces in the immediate area this is junior command tactician Jin-giro, pilot of the GAT-01A2R Slaughter Dagger I have orders for you all to convene on the Titan for immediate evac. I repeat do not pursue the enemy forces." His voice rang over the Metargo private channel.

Azaka heard the transmission and turned to the rest of the Sonic Cannon’s crew. “Great job everyone! We put on a stellar performance out there! The enemy didn’t know what hit them. Let head home.”

Karen Lunaria Metargo

Karen used her mech’s shielding to cover the retreating mechs so that they wouldn’t sustain any further enemy fire. She was glad that this battle was drawing to an end. It seemed that Metargo learned a valuable lesson in the results of pushing one’s weight around. “This is Queen Karen Lunaria Metargo aboard the Red Moon. My shields are covering the escape route. I shall return to the Titan in just a few moments. Minmei has confirmed that most allied units have returned.” With that the queen headed back to the Titan.

Barnett Belvedere

Barnett watched as the door had opened to the infirmary and in walked Cain with a sleeping woman. Barnett blushed a little as she saw Cain, she always thought Cain was attractive. However her blushing ceased when she saw the woman. “Who the heck is she?” Barnett thought to herself.

"Oh. Miss Barnett. I'm sorry if I woke you. I just have to put this girl in here." Cain said thinking that he'd woke her.

Cain gently put the Benjlakki woman's body on the empty bed in the room and sat down on a chair in between both beds.
"So." He said quietly. "Are you feeling better?"

Barnett smiled brightly. “Yes I am. At this point the doctor said that if I stick with the pain killers then I should be up and about in a day or so. What actually gotten me down is this lying in bed while the others are fighting out there. I just wish I could be doing something useful ya know.” Barnett brushed her bangs out of her face and looked up at Cain. “So Cain who is this woman you’ve brought here? I don’t recognize her at all, and I’m pretty good with faces.” Barnett asked while looking curiously.

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Character Portrait: Cain Jai Numi Character Portrait: Axl Jai Numi Character Portrait: Karen Lunaria Metargo Character Portrait: Catrina Ramirez Character Portrait: Zechariah Malachi Character Portrait: Aaron Lextu Character Portrait: Barnett Belvedere Character Portrait: Viola Jenova Character Portrait: Sandra Lionel Character Portrait: Benjamin Malachi Character Portrait: Kyle Scipio Character Portrait: Saul Metargo Character Portrait: Kal Tavin Character Portrait: Leopold Mckenzie Character Portrait: Alan Fore Character Portrait: Zane Preston Character Portrait: Viki Lunaria Metargo Character Portrait: Laurence Vincent Howe Character Portrait: Laurence Vance Character Portrait: Cecilia Vonduer Character Portrait: Chemda and Adira Shapiro Character Portrait: Bibiana Armine Durrans Character Portrait: Minmei Midori Character Portrait: Jin-Giro Character Portrait: May Fermana
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Saul was relieved the battle was over. Of course, he knew that thousands of troops perished in the amphibious assault that ultimately ended in failure, something which placed him in a deeper internal depression. He hid such depression so well, only his wife, son, and daughter knew about it. To the rest of the Metargo Kingdom, he had a charismatic aura about him. Seeing Karen return back to the ship safely brought a soft smile to him as he walked up to her and hugged her. "Karen..."

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Bibi saw the Champ model and realized right away it was the same pilot. She heard what she was going to be asked to do, so she simply walked up to the pilot during the conversation he was having after she told one of the mechanics to prepare a spot for the admiral. The mechanic in front of her next noticed that and then introduce her to him.

"Pilot of the Slaughter Dagger, here is the Head Mechanic, Ensign Durrans." Whispering, the man added, "Her full name is Bibiana Armine Durrans. She's the eldest daughter of and eventual successor to Duke Adelias Durrans of Lexcorvi. As you know, Dukes and Duchesses often act as advisors to the royal court. Anyway, whatever you do, don't refer to her by any titles referring to a noblewoman. She gets a bit touchy about her status. If not refer to her by her military rank, just call her 'Bibi', and you'll be fine." That same man next went over to Laurence Vincent Howe and whispered the same warning to him about Bibi.

Meanwhile, Bibi glared at Jin while saying, "So, you're the guy who's been doing my job when it comes to my mechanics division on this ship! I am familiar with that model, by the way! I kind of have to be! I'm the one who laid the schematics for the prototype and helped build it, too! Next time, just request the switch to the mode of your choice, and I'll take it from there, all right?"

After she got her answer and told him she already prepared a place for Zane Preston's mech, she next walked up to her fiancé and suddenly, her expression was a bit softer. She realized it was an arranged thing, so she could not exactly blame the boy. That is not to say she would suddenly warm up to him. That would take time. "Laurence, my office is this way." Her office was one typical for a military mechanic on a ship, which also acted as part of a living quarters for multiple people (of course, there were separate bunks in the adjacent room). "This is the two of us will be staying in between battles. I personally requested that from Captain Ire, before the now-over battle, that is. We're engaged, anyway, right? So, we might as well get used to that fact." She washed her hands before going up to the fridge, then brought out two vanilla protein shakes and shook them well before setting one on the table next to the desk. "You'll need the supplements, trust me. Being in the military really takes a lot out of you." Sitting down in one chair and waiting for him to sit in the other, she asked with an arched eyebrow, "Not so glamorous once you're actually in a fight for your life, is it?" Shrugging, she added, "Well, that's reality for ya."

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While Aaron used colorful language to describe how he and Lion Team lost several good pilots to a bunch of rookies, Kyle walked beside Minmei with a clam, yet stressed-out demeanor. Placing a hand on his forehead with a disgruntled sigh, he said, "I could sure use a drink, about now. Still want to do that?"

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Zechariah and Benjamin made it back to the Seraphim with the rest of the remaining Brown Wings that were accounted for. Still, there was no sign of Chemda nor Adira. What happened to them? When Zechariah spotted Captain McKenzie, a burning anger seethed in him. Walking up to him, Zech said in a clam, but stern voice, "Captain, that mech pilot was already out of the fight. If she did not intend what she said to me to be a bluff, I would have already been dead." Benjamin pulled Zechariah aside and shouted at him with, "Zech, this is a war! This is what we do, we destroy the enemy! Forget that, and you're a dead man!" Pushing Ben away, Zechariah asked him, "What makes you think I wanted to be a part of any war, to begin with? When was the last time you heard me express any interest in that?"

With that, he walked away to leave his older brother to his thoughts. Meanwhile, Ben noticed Catrina nearby and told her, "Don't worry about my brother. He's just stressed out, is all."

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Back on the Titan, after letting go of Karen, Saul spotted Jin in the aftermath of Bibi talking to that pilot. The King went up to him and said, "Bibi is often like that. You get used to it, after a time." He then said to Karen with a soft smile, "Oh! I almost forgot that you had something to say to this young man. I better check on Scoar and tell Viki of the results of the battle."

First, he gave his message on the results to Viki, which went like this:

My daughter, while the whole family is safe, for the moment, the amphibious assault on the beaches of the Gatwashiim peninsula nearest our country ultimately failed. The amphibious troops were all but decimated by the enemy garrison, roughly totaling a number of 6555 foot soldiers, 210 pilots, and 15 ships. Elsewhere, such as the southern-most shorelines of Benjlakki territory, the weaker resistance resulted in advancement further inland, though not without reinforcements from different places within Benjlakk arriving to try to counter them. Progress in this war has been made, but for how long from now, I cannot say. These matters are never so simple. The fleet I am with still has 21 ships, despite the heavy losses. I suspect neither this fleet nor the enemy one we face will be capable of any fierce combat for a while, considering the damage most ships on both sides sustained. Repairs may take at least a week, if not more. After that, we shall plan an alternate route inland to continue the military campaign. I pray to Marlextov that this war end soon, lest internal problems within the kingdom become our downfall.

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Adira took a risk and activated the electronic map for a brief moment. Once she saw that the battle was over, she realized that this was an opportune time to test her stealth while piloting a mech. She took a guess as to where the enemy would go and took an alternate route to get there. Metargo territory was not that far, and with the mountains in the nearest enemy territory on the other side of the sea, radars would have difficulty locating her if she flew in low. Next stop, Fort Ordimarga. I'm not going back to the Seraphim without my sister.

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Speaking of whom, Chemda was slowly regaining consciousness, yet it was barely noticeable. She had yet to be able to move, though she could hear a couple people speaking in the Metargo language. Although the words were similar to those in the Benjlakki language, some she could not comprehend everything. What she could gather was the male voice apologized for possibly waking the female one's up, while the female said something about being down while everyone else was fighting. Were they talking about the aftermath of the battle?

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Field Marhsal Constantini received word that the defensive was successful and also heard about Vance's success in taking out three Leo Vermilions by himself. Knowing that at least one squadron needed more pilots, he personally went on speakers to make an announcement:

Listen up, boys! We may have taken some significant losses during this defensive, but thanks to everyone involved, we managed to repel the enemy amphibious assault. I would personally like to congratulate Private 1st Class Vance in defeating three Leo Vermilions all by himself with a Praetorian. He is now two kills away from being a mech ace, and his skills as a pilot, I believe, the Benjlakki Republic Navy could use. Therefore, I am requesting a transport and escort be made ready for his trip to the Seraphim, where Rear Admiral Lionel of the 101st Fleet shall be informed of his achievement and requested transfer.

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Character Portrait: Cain Jai Numi Character Portrait: Axl Jai Numi Character Portrait: Barnett Belvedere Character Portrait: Viola Jenova Character Portrait: Saul Metargo Character Portrait: Scoar Zeo Metargo Character Portrait: Chemda and Adira Shapiro
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Scoar listened closely to his fathers orders when it came to the girl. "I believe that if there was such a project, it might have been held under wraps. Maybe the girls situation is the same as Cains and no one but her is aware of it. Maybe she herself doesn't even know that she's altered. Any way you think of it, in the long run we'll have to wait for the medical calculation and for her to wake up. I'll worry about the what if's and the questions. I'm sure you have your hands full on your end. I'll give you another call if I find out anything worth hearing." Hanging up he went towards the elevator to talk to one of the docs in the infirmary area.
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"All Brown Wings, regroup and head back to the Seraphim. We're in no state to continue the fight as we are, right now." Zechariah ordered.

Axl gave a sigh of boredom. "Well, I guess it's true what they say about war. More than half of it is waiting and retreating. How boring. I'd rather just go into combat and die while killing a couple people. What do you think Vika?" He said glancing in her direction. Even though it hadn't been long, the time spent together had proven to him that she was more reserved than anything else. He'd love to see her lash out and kill someone. Thinking about it more as he followed the rest of the Brown Wing Team, he started to think that maybe his turn on's were getting a bit out of his control. He decided to blow it off as stress for not having his plans move fast enough.
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Cain glanced over at the girl once Barnett mentioned her. He didn't seem to think much into her question but studied her face. He could tell something about the girl bothered her. He thought he'd be bothered too if one of his enemies was on the bed next to him.

"I don't know her name." He said plainly and smiled a bit. "Apparently she attacked me with another person who looked just like her, most likely her twin. They were pretty strong for...." He almost let it slip that he wasn't normal. Clearing his throat he then continued. "For Benjlakk soldiers. However, I disarmed both of them. I brought her here for Scoar to question. Don't worry though. If she wakes up, I'll make sure you're safe." He said looking at the door.

Scoar walked through just as Cain had stopped talking. Closing the door behind him he gave a tiresome sigh. "Oh." He said noticing Barnett. "Nice to see you're up. I hope you'll be able to join the battle tomorrow. We could really use you. Oh yeah, Cain, You're gonna have to stay here for about an hour. I'll try to keep you company for as long as possible but things are hectic out there. The Captain went down in battle."

"Oh. I see. That's too bad."
"Yeah. I suppose I'll go talk to my mom later but first I have to watch the nurse come in and draw blood from this girl. We suspect that something may be wrong with her. She may have the same 'cold' that you once had."


Cain's eyes narrowed a bit as he looked at the ceiling. "I see."

Knock. Knock. Knock.
"Prince Scoar. Can you tell me again how the girl became unconscious." The nurse said, poking her head into the room.
Scoar once again sighed and said, "I'll be back you two." as he left the room.

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Character Portrait: Cain Jai Numi Character Portrait: Karen Lunaria Metargo Character Portrait: Barnett Belvedere Character Portrait: Kyle Scipio Character Portrait: Scoar Zeo Metargo Character Portrait: Chemda and Adira Shapiro Character Portrait: Minmei Midori Character Portrait: Jin-Giro
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Barnett Belvedere

"I don't know her name." Cain said plainly and smiled a bit. "Apparently she attacked me with another person who looked just like her, most likely her twin. They were pretty strong for...." He hesitated for a moment. Barnett gave a curious look but decided not to ask about his hesitation. Clearing his throat Cain then continued. "For Benjlakk soldiers. However, I disarmed both of them. I brought her here for Scoar to question. Don't worry though. If she wakes up, I'll make sure you're safe." He said looking at the door.

Barnett smiled that was free of worry, and replied. “Thanks Cain, I’m in good hands with you here.”

Scoar walked through just as Cain had stopped talking. Closing the door behind him he gave a tiresome sigh. "Oh." He said noticing Barnett. "Nice to see you're up. I hope you'll be able to join the battle tomorrow. We could really use you.”

Barnett brushed a lock of blonde hair behind her ear and replied, “I should be off of bed rest by tomorrow but the doctor said that I’m only cleared for analyst duties until he gives the word. So it seems sailor multi might be idle for a short while. Thanks Prince Scoar.” Barnett thought it nice how the royal family of Metargo was so approachable.

Scoar continued, “Oh yeah, Cain, You're gonna have to stay here for about an hour. I'll try to keep you company for as long as possible but things are hectic out there. The Captain went down in battle."

"Oh. I see. That's too bad." Cain replied.

"Yeah. I suppose I'll go talk to my mom later but first I have to watch the nurse come in and draw blood from this girl. We suspect that something may be wrong with her. She may have the same 'cold' that you once had."

Cain's eyes narrowed a bit as he looked at the ceiling. "I see."

Knock. Knock. Knock.
"Prince Scoar. Can you tell me again how the girl became unconscious." The nurse said, poking her head into the room.
Scoar once again sighed and said, "I'll be back you two." as he left the room.

“I wonder who she is? If she does have a twin, I’m sure she’s really worried about her. I heard that twins can often be even closer than usual siblings.” Barnett said as she stared at the young woman. Barnett glanced over at the flowers that were gifted mysteriously to her earlier and thought they’d make for a more upbeat subject change. “So Cain, I’ve received these flowers earlier and I think they’re quite lovely. I mean gosh a girl has to literally be in a hospital bed to get a bouquet of flowers these days!” She joked with a giggle. “Minmei thinks they’re from a secret admirer. I told her, ‘yeah right, I thought the guys would stop admiring me when I took this load off my chest!” She joked again. After her laughter subsided she took a more thoughtful tone, “But seriously, it would be nice if they were from someone nice that showed interest in me. Someone nice in the middle of so much trouble.” She started at the flowers as if lost in thought.

Minmei Mindori

Kyle ordered a whiskey and waited with Minmei, whom discussed Benjlakk and possibly marrying politician. The thought of her settling down made him laugh and give her a playful punch. "You're not going to go back in your shell once he expresses interest in you, are you?" Calming down a bit and letting go of his mischievous grin, he added, "Seriously, though, you first need to work on not being so shy once it is clear a guy likes you." His face solemn, now, he spoke some more. "Of course, none of that will matter if Benjlakk wins this war."

Minmei rolled her eyes playfully, “I guess. Funny thing is that he doesn’t make me feel nervous, even when I’d imagine him being interested in me. I don’t know why that is.” Minmei replied.

His whisky now in his hand, he took a sip before saying, "Prime Minister Lopez was an idiot to have challenged the Benjlakki Republic at all, and I'm not saying this to be unpatriotic. There's a reason no other country in this day and age would have dared consider it: all that have attacked or threatened our new enemies in the millennia-long history of Benjlakk's existence lost their sovereignty, with the Benjlakki Armed Forces killing off both military and government. Granted, President Anderson promised to pull away from that dark reputation should war be upon them, which it is, but I doubt he can prevent history from repeating itself. He may end up giving in to the pressure, in the end, should we lose. If that were to be the case, neither you, me, nor that politician your mother introduced you to would live through being hunted down and shot. The civilians will be fine, it is the government and military personnel that would not survive under such a scenario. That is how serious this war is, right now. It's not like any war we fought before; our sovereignty is at stake, now. It matters not whether we grab even a mile of Fertaninn away from the Benjlakki Republic, at this point. If we lose and Howard Anderson fails to uphold his promise that he made upon election into Benjlakk's presidential office, Metargo will fall due to a lust for revenge on our enemy's part. Nothing else matters."

Turning his head sideways in sadness, he added with another sip, "It's just as the King himself said before we left to fight: we may have 'bitten off more than we can chew'. Regardless, we must continue what we started and hopefully hold out long enough that negotiations may begin. We have the offensive now, but once about a fifth of our population starts complaining about a lack of food from the imports we were receiving from Benjlakk, we will be vulnerable to retaliation. We're in a race against time, right now. We've got to beat the crisis before it beats us. It's the only way we can hope to keep our own nation independent, unless Anderson pulls it off and Benjlakk offers to negotiate a treaty, for the first time."

Minmei sighed, “It seems thing keep getting darker and darker. The Benjlakk sure seem merciless considering how you describe the possible outcome should we lose. So it sounds like either we leave them alone or conquer them, or they defeat us and subjugate us. Now they don’t seem as innocent as some like to paint them in that light. But I’ve heard and said enough about the enemy. Let’s talk about you. Any personal stake you’ve got in this war?”


Karen Lunaria

The queen smiled as she began to speak to Jin. He gave a slight bow and Introduced himself as Jin-Giro

“I am horrible with the military ranking system, please forgive me. May I call you Jin?” The queen asked politely.

"Why of course ma'am" Jin said slightly shocked at her politeness and sincerity.

She then continued, “My husband and I, as well as Admiral Preston have been monitoring your progress for some time now, and we thought to ask of your help in a greater capacity. You’re of a brilliant tactical mind it seems and I wanted to ask if you would receive the bestowing of the Tactician’s rank for the Metargo Fleets." a look of surprise took over Jin's face.

while Jin was still in disbelief Karen continued "Admiral Preston said he could use the assistance form someone such as yourself and you were the perfect choice for recommendation. I agreed and so does Saul. Will you accept my offer Sir Jin?” she asked with her dainty voice.

"I'd be honored" he announced with the look of shock still labeled on his face. "So will I be staying onboard the Titan and operating out the command room here? Jin asked hopefully

"Indeed, you shall. You should be allowed to move about freely as you see fit. You will need to be present at board meetings and even some parliament discussion that involve Metargo military movements. I am most glad that you’ve accepted the offer. This is an official document of promotion. My husband and I drafted it up in advance in the event that you’d take the position.” Karen handed Jin the beautifully decorated envelope with the royal seal stamped on it. “I an official will help you get settled and briefed. Thank you once again Sir Jin! I must be off now. We shall see each other soon.” Karen said with a smiled and a gentle nod and gracefully proceeded down the hallway.

(OOC: MrGr1nch you can write for the officials that help Jin get settled as you see fit.)

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Axl stared grumpily outside the window of his quarters, moaning with anxiety as he thought about his brother. "Honestly. It would be easier if he joined me. No. That would be selfish of me. He deserves to die how he wants and if that's as a Metargo scumbag, then so shall it be." Along with that thought came the thought of distrust he was shown. It seemed everyone didn't trust him. Everyone besides Vika of course.
''Killing is easier than just being patient I see... I prefer to strike when least expected. But If I must run in then so be it. I am made to take more damage than others... Painful... But necessary.'' Vika said to him.
In response he let out a small grunt and blew his hanging bangs from his face. He flinched a bit as she touched him. "Hey. Watch where you're putting your...."
Realizing she was close past his comfort zone, his eyes started to form a glare before she said, ''Are you sick? You're core temperature is higher than usual..''

Axl blinked at her and felt his face. It did seem a little warmer than usual. "I see. Maybe I have a cold. I can't really tell. The genetic enhance I have prevents me from picking up traces for things like the common cold. It's a mechanism that stops my body from moving sluggishly if I'm sick or hurt. I guess I should thank you for telling me. Now I can take some medicine." He said while getting up. "Anyway. Put some clothes on. Women should be more conscious of their bodies."
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Cain waved to Scoar as he proceeded to leave the room. It seemed he was really swamped when it came to the girl he decided to bring along with him. Thinking about it, he kind of felt bad for bringing her along. She would no doubt be experimented on like a lab rat if she did happened to be like him. Standing up he walked to the sink and got himself a cup of water.

“I wonder who she is? If she does have a twin, I’m sure she’s really worried about her. I heard that twins can often be even closer than usual siblings.” Barnett said.

Cain smiled while sipping on his glass. "Yeah. I suppose you're right. Twins do have a sort of way of feeling what the others going through. Almost like mind reading." He felt that at this moment, if he knew Axl, he was angry at the lack of confrontation. He sighed as he poured Barnett a glass too and went back to his seat, setting her glass on the stand beside her.

“So Cain, I’ve received these flowers earlier and I think they’re quite lovely. I mean gosh a girl has to literally be in a hospital bed to get a bouquet of flowers these days!” Barnett joked with a giggle.

Cain spit out the water that he had in his mouth choking a little bit on the remains inside his throat. "Hehe. Really. I'm sure you'd get flowers even if you weren't in the hospital." He said with a hint of nervousness in his voice.
“Minmei thinks they’re from a secret admirer. I told her, ‘yeah right, I thought the guys would stop admiring me when I took this load off my chest!” She joked again. After her laughter subsided she took a more thoughtful tone, “But seriously, it would be nice if they were from someone nice that showed interest in me. Someone nice in the middle of so much trouble.”

Cain didn't seem to notice, but it did seem her chest was a little smaller than before. However, he couldn't really tell why that would stop someone from giving her flowers. He remembered what Scoar said before about the situation but couldn't bring himself to confess that they were from him.

Wow. If Axl could see me like this he'd probably think I've grown weak.

He gave the girl a gentle smile and said, "Well I'm sure if someone really liked you then appearances wouldn't matter to them. Whoever sent you those flowers probably likes you for who you are, not what you look like."

Just then Scoar entered the room with the nurse and watched as she took a blood sample from the unconscious girl.
"Alright. Now let's go see what the results say." He eagerly suggested.
"You know this could take about an hour." The nurse said to him.
"No worries. Cain's here just so that if something goes wrong a ruckus wont be heard."

Scoar followed the lady out of the room before looking at the desk holding the flower set. "So how do you like the flowers Cain got for you. He actually left the Mech in order to pick them out."
Immediately, Cain's face heated up. "H-hey. You weren't suppose to tell her that."
"Oh. Sorry. I'll make it up to you later." Scoar said while giving a smooth smile. "Good luck. Hehehe."

Cain looked down, counting the fast beats of his heart.
Wow. Is this how friends treat each other?
He hoped that he wouldn't be shot down before he even made a move. Not that he knew how to make a move anyway. Sure it was true he was taught to talk to people in order to get them to trust him, but he didn't want to use any of those techniques on Barnett. In truth he wanted to be genuine and himself, but at the same time, he didn't even know how he should act. He really wanted to know what a genuine person would do in this situation.

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Once Zecahriah calmed down and his mech steadied, he was able to register the poor girl's words. Her accent told him she was from Metargo, which put him on alert, somewhat. What if it was a trap? Then again, she seemed a bit ditzy. Plus, he had to admit, the girl was beautiful and adorable. She introduced herself as Viki Lunaria and mentioned she was a teleporter that was helping a medical shuttle. Could it have been one of the retreating Metargo vehicles, or possibly a transport from the Peninsula's own garrison on the Benjlakki side? He was utterly confused, at this point. If she accidentally teleported into the cockpit of his mech, it could mean anything.

During the whole conversation, Zechariah could feel Viki's chest against his, making it all the more awkward (there was not that much room in the cockpit, to begin with). He laughed a little nervously at the query of a food establishment. "Uh... ehehe... Not to be mean or anything, but the coastal towns in this part of the Gatwashiim Peninsula have kind of been evacuated before the battle, this morning."

Benjamin contacted Zechariah via comm link in a frustrated tone with, "Don't you realize who that is, little brother!? You're talking to Viki Lunaria Metargo, the very Princess of our enemies!"

Zechariah's eyes widened in shock. "Princess?" Taking off his pilot's helmet to reveal his dirty blonde hair and tanned faced with blue eyes, he turned his attention to Viki, "Y-your the Princess of Metargo?"

Benjamin then shouted, "Oh, come on! Do you ever keep up with the news!?

Zechariah faced the radio and answered plainly, "Nope. The news media is too depressing. It's hardly news, anyway; just a bunch of one-sided talk with little room for letting others think for themselves." Turning his attention back to Viki, he fell silent for a brief moment. Part of him wanted to question her, the other part flushed by her beauty and apparent innocence. He swiftly snapped out of it and told her, "To be brutally honest, my brother and I were searching for members of our squadron that went missing during the battle. But, seeing as there is no trace of them, we will have to list them as MIA. As for you, I hate to do this, but I am bringing you on board the Seraphim. A gentle smile entering his features, he added, "Don't worry, I promise I'll make sure they don't hurt you."

Benjamin, from within his own cockpit of his Eagle, faceplamed himself. I hope Zechariah knows what he is getting into. Word of this gets out, Congress will be in a hissy fit over the controversy of the whole thing.

Zechariah immediately contacted Rear Admiral Lionel via radio with, "Rear Admiral Lionel, this is Zechariah Malachi. A teleporter accidentally warped into the cockpit of this mech I am piloting, and I am bringing her aboard for humanitarian purposes. Her name is Viki Lunaria Metargo. I shall take full responsibility for her well-being while on board."

On board the Seraphim, Zechariah stood by Viki's side while heading towards the briefing room where he and the rest of Brown Wing Team were expected by the Rear Admiral. His gentle grin in the room was to reassure Viki everything would be all right. Turning his attention up front, he stood at attention with Benjamin and the others.

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Back on the Titan, Chemda barely felt the needle. She did not know what was going on, exactly, but from what she gathered, some of it was romance while some had to do with someone. Some more listening, and she guessed they were referring to her. She woke up moments after a sample of her blood was taken and noticed a man and woman nearby. The man was the same one that ambushed Chemda and her sister! She immediately jolted from bed in fright and reached for her pistols, only to realize they were not on her person. This caused her to reacted even more frantically as she grabbed a scalpel and got into a combat knife stance she knew from military training.

All manner of fear could be traced from her movements and expressions as she demanded in Metargo, "Where's Adira!?" Glancing back and forth between the man and woman, she added with heavy breaths from all the shock, "My Metargo... is mediocre... but please... tell me where... my twin sister is..."

The moment after she said that, she felt a pain in her head, to which she winced, causing her to drop the scalpel. Oh, no.... please, no... Her eyes turned from brown to silver slowly while she struggled with her impulses painfully, gagging here and there. In a frenzied panic, holding her head, she shouted, "Run! Impulses coming! I can't hold them! Save yourselves!" She fell to her knees in agony before letting out a few shouts as the pain from resisting became worse.

Aaron was just walking past Scoar and the medical bay door, when he heard those screams and rushed in the room with his swords unsheathed. Once he caught sight of Chemda, he kicked her hard in the head and knocked her out. Once he was sure the girl was out cold, he turned his attention to Cain with an angry, "What happened over here, Specialist Numi, and where were you during the battle!? You were supposed to be in formation with the rest of Lion Team!"

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Axl stared at Vika with a sly grin on her face as she bloodied the soldiers nose. He might not have been able to attack Benjlakk personel, but it was good to see that his partner could. "That's how you should act all the time." he commented.
Walking with Vika the two passed by where Zechariah was and he immediately back stepped to see if he was hallucinating or not. Sadly he wasn't. He gave a glare toward the man and the princess whom he didn't believe was on the ship. Looking in Vika's direction it seemed she had already picked up on their conversation and decided to give her two cents about the matter. He chuckled as he mentioned Zech's hormones heightening. He did so once more when the man responded by not being interested in sexual activities. That was either a lie, or he was homosexual. He could also be one of those celibate people. Axl shook away the thought and focused once again on the princess.

"Calm down Vika. You're contradicting yourself. He asked you what kind of scanner you were using. If you think about it, that's what a person would say to another person. Also, you just told them you weren't human, but your displaying mood swings and irational behavior like one. To sum it up, you're contradicting yourself when you tell someone you're not a person, but asked to be noticed like one. If I can come up with that conclusion, I'm sure you can too. Let's go. You need a time out." He said with a bored expression. It was violent and beautiful, but it stunk of emotion. Something he didn't like being around. Before leaving he turned to the princess and smile. It was an evil smile a predator gives to their prey before hunting them down. "Princess. I advise you go home. I don't know how long I can control myself. Since your family was good to us as children, I'll let it slide this time, but don't forget. Even if these people here treat you nicely, or even like a livable prisoner, as long as your near me your life is in danger. You are Metargo after all." He started to walk away and then stopped, chuckling to himself. "Oh and Zechariah. You might want to watch your hormones. Hahahaa." Giving his tease, he walked away from the seen, putting his hands in his pockets.

Maybe I'm weaker than I thought. I could've killed her easily and that would hurt Metargo's morale. Whatever. She's not what I'm after anyway.
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Afraid of what Barnett would say about finding out that he was her secret admirer, Cain was relieved when the sleeping girl beside them woke up. Her words were scrambled and he was pretty sure she wasn't in fighting condition. Not only that but she wreaked of the smell of fear. He couldn't blame her though. "You should calm down. I'd hate to put you to sleep again." Cain said calmly, slowly standing up. "If you're smart, you'd get back in be...."

"What happened over here, Specialist Numi, and where were you during the battle!? You were supposed to be in formation with the rest of Lion Team!" Aaron stormed in.

Cain never really thought much of the guy. He was a person in Cains life who was shoved behind the people he actually cared about. To further explain, think of it like a game where you have your party and then the npc's. Although his timing couldn't be any better. Cain looked out him for a moment, waiting for the last piece in his plan.

Bingo

Scoar walked in looking tired and bored. "What the hell?" He said in surprise as the room seemed to be in chaos. "Wow. I miss something?"

"No. Me and the Sergeant were just about to talk about the Lion Teams next move. Can you take over this situation real quick. I should be back soon. Maybe not that soon. Maybe not at all." He said nudging Aaron, hoping he would get the hint. "You know how these planning things go."

Scoar noticed a rush in Cains normal slow mood, but ignored it and looked at what he would be left alone with. Knowing Cain, he avoided the topic after he left the room so Scoar might be asked about his feelings for Barnett. Not to mention he'd have to calm the Benjlakki woman down. He scratched his head and pouted. "You better be glad we're friends. I got this." He said realizing Cain had already started to drag the Sergeant away. With the two gone, he turned to the Benjlakki woman. "You seem a little woozy. It's probably from the effects of the drug Cain gave you. Do you want some water?"

Pulling on Aarons arm Cain finally let go when they were out of the room. "Damn. I'll never be able to win that type of battle." Recollecting his thoughts he adjusted his act to his usual cold one. "Sorry about that. As you can see, I was making sure that the titan wasn't attacked by enemy units while our forces were pushed out. I did show up though, in case you didn't see the explosion. I also kidnapped that woman in there that you saw. How's the rest of the members? Everyone alive?"

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Character Portrait: Cain Jai Numi Character Portrait: Axl Jai Numi Character Portrait: Aaron Lextu Character Portrait: Barnett Belvedere Character Portrait: Viola Jenova Character Portrait: Sandra Lionel Character Portrait: Kyle Scipio Character Portrait: Viki Lunaria Metargo Character Portrait: Laurence Vincent Howe Character Portrait: Laurence Vance Character Portrait: Cecilia Vonduer Character Portrait: Scoar Zeo Metargo Character Portrait: Chemda and Adira Shapiro Character Portrait: Minmei Midori Character Portrait: Jin-Giro
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Aaron shook his head. "No. Some of us died." After a bit, he and Cain were summoned to the conference room.

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Chemda seemed to not stay unconscious long from Aaron's kick, since she was able to hear Scoar ask if she wanted some water. It seemed the Prince understood her language. Slowly getting up off the floor, she nodded slowly, but then asked, "But, first, where's my sister? Is she okay? Her name is Adira." Turning her head, sideways, she told the Prince, "As for those... impulses... well, my twin and I kind of found out about those when some stalkers ambushed us after a high school gymnastics event we participated in. From the look those boys gave as they eyed us, well, you can guess what was coming up. We didn't let them, though, and that's where those impulses came in. Fighting skills we didn't think we had just suddenly came, and we nearly killed one of those guys because of those sudden impulses. I just can't explain it. We knew we were different in physical qualities from our peers, but to actually have a sort of killing instinct... it... it was a scary thing to think about after that incident. I don't know why it is there, but once it's triggered, usually when danger is near, it's hard to control it without major pain to the head... as this Cain guy witnessed. I'm just glad nobody was hurt by me, this time."

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Zechariah now felt guilty for his outburst. That was the thing about Zech: he can be sweet and kind, but can also overreact. Still, Viola could have worded it differently. He made a mental note to apologize for his rude behavior, later. Benjamin, however, did not regret his choice of words. Both brothers glared at Axl as he spoke to both Viki and Zechariah. As Axl left with Viola, Zechariah continued to glare. "I swear, if Axl makes one move against Viki, I will personally shoot him to ashes!"

Ben whispered to Viki with, "This is the first time I've seen Zechariah express any form of malice. He must really be ticked by what Axl said to you."

Zechariah then realized they were still in Sandra's presence. "We better listen to what Rear Admiral Lionel has to say, so, we should stand at attention, again."

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Kyle heard the call for all available Lion Team members to head tot he conference room. "We better continue this later. No point in bringing a whisky to that place." He quickly poured the contents of his glass into a nearby sink and sprinted to make it in time, the rest of Lion Team there to see the playback of the battle.

Sure, many of the remaining Lions were angry, but none showed it more than Aaron. After all, this was the first time he was ever bested in battle. He wanted to prove himself the best, he wanted to uphold his family legacy. To do that, he needed to get rid of the one obstacle in his way: Zechariah Malachi.

Once it was time for explanations, Aaron spoke up first, a deep fervor about him. "While it is true that arrogance and disorganization were part of the reason, one cannot deny Benjlakk planned in advance for repelling our attack! The King himself was not mistaken in telling us we'd be facing a foe unlike any other! As for Captain Ire's death, I know for a fact that in prime condition, she would never have fallen so easily! Have you all forgotten the Second Metargo-Mysticaran War!? Not even a Golem manned by an elf could defeat her so quickly! Could one, men?"

The members of Lion Team that were actually veterans of the Second Metargo-Mysticaran War shouted in unison, "No!"

From there, Aaron continued, his voice expressing more rage, "Damn right, 'No'!" Obviously, something happened which hindered her abilities while in her mech, and I guarantee it occurred during and after the confrontation between the Titan and the enemy flagship called the Seraphim! Furthermore, we have been plagued by inexperienced men in the Royal Navy, especially from among the so-called 'elite' that get it in their heads that because they are 'privileged', they can start out a couple ranks above the rest of us and not face the consequences! Had that not been the scenario, we would have had even more men of experience, thus Benjlakk would not have had it so easy! Bibi, our mechanic, is a shining example of someone from among the nobility who chose not to take such an erroneous route, but instead started from the bottom up in the ranks! And now, look at her: her skills and mechanical expertise have proven to be the lifeblood of our success in our war with Mysticara time and time again, which was before our conflict with Benjlakk we are facing!"

Lion Team gave the customary Metargo war chant of, "Struf ul Gluj! Struf ul Gluj!" ((It is an ancient Metargo phrase meaning, "Strength and Glory! Strength and Glory!"))

Aaron was now as fired up as he could be in his speech. "What's more, is that today, we, Lion Team, have faced rookies from Among Brown Wing Team, all of whom surpassed our expectations, especially one! When their sergeant died, as was shown to us, one[/I[ of the pilots within Brown Wing Team kept them together, resulting in the sonic missile barrage which forced us to confront them!" Playing back the face off Aaron had with the pilot he spoke of, he continued, "See for yourself, men, the maneuvers and technique of the man in question! There is only [I]one Benjlakki lineage's legacy that could ever hope to match that of Metargo's own Lextu lineage! Only a member of the legendary Malachi family could have pulled this off! Mech unit warfare may have only been around for seventy years out of the millennia-long history of the Malachis and Lextus, yet the reality stands! It has been confirmed when the man named Zechariah Malachi, whose emergence into the continuation of his family's legacy is shown here, in his first ever battle! Men! We are facing an enemy with the means to humiliate us, yet we must show them Metargo's resolve and prevent that from happening! To victory!"

Lion Team once again shouted in unison, "Struf ul gluj! Struf ul gluj!"

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Character Portrait: Cain Jai Numi Character Portrait: Axl Jai Numi Character Portrait: Zechariah Malachi Character Portrait: Aaron Lextu Character Portrait: Barnett Belvedere Character Portrait: Viola Jenova Character Portrait: Benjamin Malachi Character Portrait: Kyle Scipio Character Portrait: Zane Preston Character Portrait: Viki Lunaria Metargo Character Portrait: Azaka Oikawa Character Portrait: Scoar Zeo Metargo Character Portrait: Chemda and Adira Shapiro Character Portrait: Minmei Midori
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Azaka Oikawa and Zane Preston

As the two sat at the restaurant located in the Titan Ship, they conversed in a slightly flirty manner. They were enjoying spending time together without talks of war. Azaka always gained attention wherever he went, due to his celebrity status. People stared and tried not to get caught taking photographs of the two. Out of nowhere appeared a few of the Metargo operators who stood gossipy and starry eyed at Zane and Azaka. “It’s the Zanaka couple!!!” The three girls shouted as they ran over.

Before the group could reach the couple, Zane smirked at Azaka, “Well there goes our peaceful moment. Thanks superstar Azaka.” Zane said sarcastically.

“Oh hush. You’re just as popular with giggling girls and boys as I am. They probably want your autograph just as badly as they’d want mine.” Azaka said after rolling his eyes.

The three young ladies had reached the couple and began to talk a mile a minute. “Hi there Adimral Zane! OOPs! I meant Admiral Preston!! Oh…I’m such a ditz!! Sorry…” One of the girls said apologetically.

“It’s alright, you can call me Zane. But just this once okay. I wouldn’t want everyone around base forgetting that I’m their superior officer.” Zane replied with a flirty wink. Azaka simply snickered to himself. He knew Zane couldn’t help himself but to flirt with anyone.

The girls grew even more excited by Zane’s reply. The other people in the restaurant were becoming annoyed. “And Azaka your songs were awesome!! As usual! We almost forgot to work when Operation Azaka started! I felt like I was at your Banana Moon of Love holoconcert all over again!!” The Green haired squealed.

“BUT of Course we did our JOBS!! Right Popako??!!!” The red headed girl said forcefully as she hit the Green Haired girl in the arm for almost getting them in trouble.

Azaka smiled nervously. “Thanks a million girls. I’m glad you enjoyed the Sonic Cannon concert but It’s really supposed to Distract the enemy units not our own operators and pilots…” Azaka replied as he rubbed the back of his neck shyly.

Zane stared at Azaka rather plainly, “Perhaps we should discontinue Operation Azaka, seeing as that it could very well be more of a hindrance than a help.” Zane said joking in a serious tone. Azaka knew Zane very well and could tell when Zane was trying to get under someone’s skin.

“That’s not funny Zane…” Azaka said as he turned as way in a huff. Clearly he was upset.

“Lighten up songbird… I was only kidding with you.” Zane said in a smooth yet sincere tone.

The girls looked on and their faces blushed excitedly. “OOOHHH…. GIRLS I THINKE WE’RE WITNESSING A ZANAKA LOVE QUARRELL!! AHHH…” They bounced around. “You two make the cutest couple ya know!”

Both Zane and Azaka looked at them surprised. “Um, we do?” they both said innocently.

“Of course!! I’ve even seen guys that are jealous.” The green haired girl said.

“C-can we have your autographs? Pretty please Admiral Preston, Mr. Oikawa?” The more quiet blue haired girl asked shyly.

“Sure, what’re your names?” Azaka replied with a soft smile. He took the photo’s they had and signed them as they told the couple their names.

“I’m Popako.” The green haired girl spoke.

“I’m Matsuko.” The red haired girl said in a charged manner.

“And I’m Aiko. Thanks so much for your time. Sorry to have disturbed you two.” The polite blue haired girl said as she blushed.

After Zane signed the photos he replied, “It was our pleasure to spend these moments with you lovely ladies. Be sure to catch Azaka’s mini performance tonight at 7:00. You know to boost troop morale. He says he’s planned a lament for Captain Ire as well.”

“Yes please come.” Azaka added.

“OF COURSE WE’LL BE THERE!!” The three girls said in unison. Shortly afterwards the three girls scurried off.

Zane took another sip of wine and said casually, “If only more people learned to appreciate and get excited about the little things. They wouldn’t feel the need to subjugate other countries when there is plenty at their own fingertips.”

“The little but precious things, like love.” Azaka added. The two leaned in closely for a kiss however right before they could the blue haired operator returned.

“Umm… excuse me Admiral sir. I’m so sorry to have interrupted you two again. But I forgot to give you a message. The new tactician has ordered a meeting with the lion team to discuss today’s battle. Well then, I shall be going now sir.” With that the young lady tipped away.

“Well I guess love will have to wait no, won’t it. I guess I gotta go songbird.” Zane said as he stood from his seat. “Check please.” He called to the waiter.

“I may not be a soldier or a member of the Lion Team but I want to sit in on the meeting. I am a consultant to the military and I participated in the battles as the operator of the Sonic Cannon. Strategy is as important for me as it is for you all. Please Zane, let me come.” Azaka said as he stood to his feet as well.

“Alright Songbird, no need to present a court case to me. I’m always on your side. However I’m not so sure what the other guys will say. Their pride has already taken a beating today so they’re quite a touchy lot. Come on let’s go.” Zane replied with a reassuring smile.

As the meeting started and Aaron gave his remarks some of the Lion Team members momentarily shot glances at Azaka for being present in the meeting though he was not a member of the Lion Team nor the military. However he was a big participant in the recent battles thus it was grounds for him to sit in on them, though the pride of the soldiers ran thick and Azaka was sometimes unwelcomed by the prideful soldiers.

Zane stepped forward, “I take full responsibility for what happened today. I also take responsibility for Captain Irie’s death. That is on my head and the blood is on my hands. I was too comfortable in thinking that I could be more hands off in this battle. In my experience even a lackluster soldier can shine brightly under the proper guidance and leadership. I failed to step up to the plate and for that I am terribly sorry. I promise you all that THIS WILL NOT HAPPEN AGAIN.” Zane said in a serious tone.

Azaka grabbed Zane’s hand, “Zane you can’t take such blame upon yourself. It’s not fair.” Azaka said withconcern.

“Azaka, the day I start blaming my soldiers for my mistakes is the day I should quit lest I never look myself in the eyes again.” Zane replied in a deathly serious tone. He was bitterly upset by today’s events.

Viki Lunaria Metargo


Zechariah's eyes widened in shock. "Princess?" Taking off his pilot's helmet to reveal his dirty blonde hair and tanned faced with blue eyes, he turned his attention to Viki, "Y-your the Princess of Metargo?"

“Why yes I am. I guess I didn’t mention my last name. Oh right! Sir Hansel always tells me in case I teleport away in a situation like this that I should refrain from telling my last name. That way people who don’t recognize me will not hold me for ransom or something.” Viki replied in a chipper tone. She found his fussiness to be quite amusing.

Viki wasn’t too thrilled when Zechariah said he’d be taking her to his base. She was technically a prisoner to the enemy. However she wasn’t very worried. Viki knew that as soon as she ate enough food and gained enough strength, she could simply teleport home with ease. There was very little anyone could do to contain her. She quite surprise however to find that everyone was treating very nicely.

An android walked forth before others and stood in front of the princess, she stood tall at 6'2 foot, having to look down on the princess. ''Your vitals are nominal. Welcome to the Seraphim.'' She looked to Zecharich for a moment with a glare before looking back to the princess. ''Stay away from Zechariah. He is showing signs of wishing to mate with you.'' She next put her hand out. ''Greetings, I am Viola Jenova. I am the first bio mechanical android of Bennjakk. I specialize in computer interfaces, hacking, locating and hand to hand combat.'' She then actually smiled with warmth that didn't belong to a mere machine. ''But that is only the basics. I do not wish to bore you.''

Viki shook the android’s hand with a warm smile. “Why hello there! It’s a pleasure to meet such an interesting android.” Viki then glanced back at Zechariah. “He wants to mate with me??? Oh dear I’m not ready for such activities… We’ve only just met after all and I am not a woman of those morals.” Viki said as she placed her hand over her heart.

Zechariah heard Viola make that assumption about wanting to 'mate' with Viki and he shouted to Viola, "Idiot! I'm not interested in sex! Don't go making such assumptions without getting to know me, first! On top of that, she's got to be stressed out, as it is, without fretting over something like that!"

Benjamin joined in with, "That's right! My brother never was the kind of guy that was lustful! What kind of scanner are you using, anyway!?"

Viki said quietly, “Oh well that’s good to know. For a second there I almost thought I teleported into the craft of a predator… Glad to know you’re a good boy.” Viki said with an innocent smile.

Another young man entered the room and did a lot of glaring at Viki. He calmed Vika down. Before leaving he turned to the princess and smile. It was an evil smile a predator gives to their prey before hunting them down. "Princess. I advise you go home. I don't know how long I can control myself. Since your family was good to us as children, I'll let it slide this time, but don't forget. Even if these people here treat you nicely, or even like a livable prisoner, as long as your near me your life is in danger. You are Metargo after all." He started to walk away and then stopped, chuckling to himself. "Oh and Zechariah. You might want to watch your hormones. Hahahaa." Giving his tease, he walked away from the seen, putting his hands in his pockets.

Viki followed him out with her eyes. She stood pondering on his words. “Golly is he dark or what. However he does have a point there. I should be getting home. Sir Hansel must be really worried. I’d hate to cause trouble for everyone.”

Zechariah continued to glare. "I swear, if Axl makes one move against Viki, I will personally shoot him to ashes!"

Ben whispered to Viki with, "This is the first time I've seen Zechariah express any form of malice. He must really be ticked by what Axl said to you."

Viki looked puzzled, “Oh? Mr. Zechariah is so concerned about me? I barely met him. Wow he’s a sweet heart! Is he this caring about all girls?” Viki replied innocently. “Oh also I am still REALLY hungry… I’ve had an extremely long day. I had to address the Kingdom today… you don’t know how hard that is. Then I rescued a stranded medical shuttle and a very pretty noble woman named Amelia. She was very sweet. Then I got abducted… wow today was quite eventful indeed!” Viki gave an astonished smile.

Barnett Belvedere

Barnett was shocked that Cain was the sender of the flowers. She couldn’t help but smile very brightly. Cain’s shyness only made him further attractive to her. She had never seen him act in such a way. She wanted to tell him that it was alright but she couldn’t stop giggling to speak. She was most relieved that her mystery man was one that she very much liked.

Soon afterward the young woman awoke and she explained who she was. She was simply a teenager really. A girl that was a mystery to herself in a dangerous situation. Barnett began to feel sorry for the Benjlakki girl. “Poor dear. I hope they don’t treat her ruff. I don’t even care that she’s an enemy. I just want her to get home safe and sound.” She said softly.

Minmei Midori

Minmei listened to Kyle’s story. She realized that he was very different from some of the other soldiers she met. He had been through a lot in his life. He had to leave to attend the Lion Team conference. Minmei replied to Kyle, “I see you’ve gotta go. I’m not a member of the Lion Team so I guess I’m sparred the lashing you guys are probably gonna get. But I’m sure my superior will fuss at us operators as well. Good luck.” she took another sip from her Cosmo as Kyle left.

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Cains face dampened down as he heard even more of his comrades had died. He started to think that maybe he could've saved them, but took back those thoughts immediately. If he was one place, then he wouldn't be another and that only meant that someone else whom he saved today would have died in anothers stead. As both of them were called to debrief, Cain became lost in his thoughts until he saw someone he hadn't seen in a while. A man known as Jin-giro, a junior command tactician. Though Cain didn't know much about the man, he still felt that he was more worthy of his time than allot of people. His eyes had experience of pain in it. At first he felt he was just like him, but after "finding" files on his background he realized that even though they were alike in hardships, they weren't both forged the same way. Still, the man did earn Cains respect, mostly because he seems to be able to put his past behind him and live a normal live. This wasn't going to change his usual approach on meetings though. He decided to sit in the back close to enough people but far away from the majority, listening to only some of the words the two men were saying while also thinking of ways to better pilot the Near Shadow. Cain had a history of doing this. He usually put himself in situations that he wouldn't usually find himself in, and try to think of ways to get himself out of it. He stopped for a moment looking at Jin. He seemed really angry about the events that went on. Who could blame him though. People died. Still, Cain didn't think it was very helpful to disregard Aarons speech fully. Mostly because the first key to winning is teamwork and morale like speeches raises teamwork.

Cain listened as everyone else gave their side of the mission and waited for his turn to come. Of course he wasn't going to volunteer so he was instead called on. He didn't know what to say on his own thoughts so he scratched the back of his head trying to come up with something. "Well, I honestly don't have nothing to report on my end as far as thoughts on the battle. My main goal was to protect the Titan, which i did, sacrificing the life of my own unit to do it. Luckily I was recovered. I feel that the retreat doesn't mean loss or victory for anyone. After all, we're still in a war right. You can win and lose as many battles, but at the end of the day the only thing that matters is first, how many people were lost in those battles, and second, who won the actual war. Allot of people seem to be in raised spirits because of today's events, but not me." Cains eyes were hollowed out and cold as he lost himself in his words. "No. I will learn from today and walk into the next battle with the same calm I'm displaying right now. For I believe if I let my emotions get to me, then I'm just drawing myself closer to death." Snapping out of it and looking to his right and left, he saw some of the soldiers staring at him. "That's just me however. I can't speak for anyone else." He said trying to save himself from peoples stares.
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Axl stopped midway as he thought about Vika's sparring offer. "Nah. I'm already in top form. Sparring is for training, but the only thing I use these hands for is for hurting people. That and cooking. I love me some food. I'm sorry, but seeing as you're a female, I'm not going to spar against you. If I hurt you, I'll probably feel bad about it..... Probably." He said, trying to hide his worry. He turned his head to face her, his face was much more relaxed than his usual frown. "Listen. You don't need a mind wipe or any of that stuff. You're a living being and it's normal for us to get caught up in our emotions. Okay, how about this? I'll spar you, but only if you want to relieve stress. After all, humans get stressed out." He said, patting her on top of her head. Once he realized what he was doing he took his hand away and put them back in his pockets, again walking back to the room. For just a second their, it almost felt like he was talking to Cain again when they were kids. Even though the former was like he was, the latter had personality issues. Cain couldn't handle emotions at all, feeling as if they were in the way of him being perfect. Axl on the other hand, was striven by anger. It was an emotion that changed his life and is still changing it today.

"Oh an one more thing. I don't want to here you call anyone your owner ever again. Understood?"
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Setting the glass of water on the counter, Scoar listened as the girl talked and explained her situation. He didn't know very well, but he was sure that whatever her and her sisters connection was, was also viable to their health. "Don't worry. As Metargo, we still have to perform test, but I'll return you to your sister somehow. Though I don't really know how, seeing as my powers of magic are no where close to my moms or sisters. Still, you'll be okay." He said in Benjlakk. Then switching to Metargo he said, "Don't worry Barnett. We wont hurt her. We aren't tyrants." He joked with a smile on his face. He leaned over to the girl, staring her in the face and placed his hand on her head. "Hmm." He hummed as he decided that he had a good idea. It wasn't until his lips were pressed against the girls forehead that he thought maybe it wasn't a good idea. "Sorry, but my mom used to kiss me on the forehead whenever I was feeling ill. Anyway, just drink some water. I'm sure you'll be fine."

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Character Portrait: Karen Lunaria Metargo Character Portrait: Zechariah Malachi Character Portrait: Barnett Belvedere Character Portrait: Sandra Lionel Character Portrait: Benjamin Malachi Character Portrait: Saul Metargo Character Portrait: Viki Lunaria Metargo Character Portrait: Azaka Oikawa
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Viki Lunaria Metargo

"Princess Viki Metargo Welcome aboard the Siphirum, I am Admiral Lionel of the 101st Benjlakki Fleet." Sandra said. "I was not expecting you to be present, which of my soldiers took you prisoner?" She asked as she shot a cold glare to all of brown wing "It seems that they were not overly forceful and I apologize for their actions."

Viki looked upon the woman in awe. She was quite cool in her opinion. Zechariah faceploam, "Admiral, did you not get my message regarding her, at all? I specifically told you before getting back on board the Seraphim that I was taking her to this ship for humanitarian purposes. She teleported into the cockpit of my Eagle by accident while Ben and I were searching for the Shapiro Twins and their mechs."

Benjamin remained at attention, but added, "He is right, Rear Admiral, he did not plan on a prisoner situation."

“I am sorry to have dropped in on you all. I teleported into his craft accidentally. I must be getting back home soon. But if I may a request Admiral? I’m really hungry and no one seems to notice when I ask about leading me to a food establishment. Can you please show me to a restaurant or place where I can buy dinner? There was this Bennjlakki styled restaurant back in Metargo that Sir Hansel and I used to attend often. It was my favorite! However sadly it closed and relocated out of Metargo when the war started in protest to the war. Ever since I’ve been missing it so. Please help me find food, I am really really hungry…” Viki said sweetly.

Karen Lunaria Metargo

A small guard-bot, a Metabee model, was escorting the Queen. Along the way back to the hangar with Karen, the Metabee, named Julius, spotted the Sailor Multi mech and could not help but adore 'her' His digital eyes turned into hearts as he shouted, "Oh, man! You see that Sailor Multi, Queen Karen? It's just torture that I can only look at her! She doesn't even say anything back! Sure, she's only a mech, but still! If only we were the same size and she and I could interact!" Realizing he was losing his focus, Julius snapped out of it and apologized with, Eh... Sorry, your majesty... I got carried away. Anyway, where are we going, exactly?"

Karen replied with a giggle, “Well she does have a metabot model and her CPU is being transferred right now. She’s Barnett’s Metabot after all. She’s quite an efficient machine. She’s probably checking up on Barnett at the moment. As for where we are headed, I am on my way to my room. I wanted to change clothing before Azaka’s performance. He’s to sing a song in dedication to the late captain.”

Just then, Saul showed up with a sad expression on his face, saying, "Thank you, Julius." Looking over in Karen's direction, he told her, "Fleets along the coasts of Southeastern Fertaninn have met some success, thanks to the diversion this fleet set by drawing many of the enemy forces away from their typical posts. We should be able to exploit one of the openings made after we have completed the repairs expected to take a week."
Karen let out a soft sigh. “Any success is like cooling ointment on this bruise of a battle. Our soldiers could use a break. Today was quite overwhelming for us all. Darling will you be attending the performance tonight? You look as if you could use something to lift your spirits.” Karen said to Saul.

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Character Portrait: Cain Jai Numi Character Portrait: Axl Jai Numi Character Portrait: Barnett Belvedere Character Portrait: Viola Jenova Character Portrait: Saul Metargo Character Portrait: Scoar Zeo Metargo Character Portrait: Chemda and Adira Shapiro
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Axl through a disturbed glance at Viola. "I hope you're tamed." He said turning his look into a grin. "Wouldn't want you biting anyone like a lion." He looked down towards her hands. "Or scratch them."
Standing up he walked over to the window of the room and looked outside, as if wanting to go outside and walked to the in room refrigerator. It was small, just having enough space to carry water bottles. Taking a drink from it, he sighed. "So when do you think we'll be able to go back out there and combat Metargo?"
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Scoar smiled at the girl who introduced herself as Chemda. "Hmm. Chemda is a nice name. You should be proud of it." He said. "It's true. I am Scoar. I'm surprised you heard of me through a newspaper. I wonder, what did those papers say about me?" He mused, turning his eyes to Barnett. He grinned menacingly, saying, "So... What did you and Cain talk about when I dropped the bomb? Was he nervous? You know I've known him for years. He was always the nervous type. If I remember correctly. Or maybe that was.... No. Never mind." Scoar said reminded of Cains brother. "I must have not been thinking straight."
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Once the meeting was over, Cain wasted no time leaving the men around him. He not only didn't appreciate their harsh looks but he didn't want to be in their presence longer then he had to. He also had forgotten to tell Scoar about Axl. Maybe not forgotten, but decided to think about it. Seeing as things weren't going well for Metargo, or at least by the meetings standpoint, he really needed to release that information. Opening the room door he waved Scoar to talk to him outside.

"What's up? How was the meeting?" He asked, seemingly in a good mood.
Cain looked around for peeping ears. "He's alive." He whispered quietly.
"Who is?"
"Axl. . . My brother."

Scoar gasped and grabbed Cain taking him around the corner. "Are you sure? How can you be sure?"
"He was the one who interrupted my attack. He's back for revenge."
Scoar looked down thinking for a brief moment. "Damn..... Okay. You watch the girl. I'll get in contact with my father." He said leaving Cain.
Cain walked back to the room opening the door and sitting back down, sighing tiredly.
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Scoar went to a quiet place in the ships basement and called his father via communicator. "Dad. It's me again. Listen. I didn't get to tell you this before, but it seems Axl is still alive. That's not all but he is on the side of Benjlakk. I think... I think it's time I get my own suit. The one they were making for me. I don't even know what this means for the war."

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Character Portrait: Cain Jai Numi Character Portrait: Catrina Ramirez Character Portrait: Zechariah Malachi Character Portrait: Aaron Lextu Character Portrait: Barnett Belvedere Character Portrait: Viola Jenova Character Portrait: Sandra Lionel Character Portrait: Benjamin Malachi Character Portrait: Kyle Scipio Character Portrait: Saul Metargo Character Portrait: Viki Lunaria Metargo Character Portrait: Cecilia Vonduer Character Portrait: Scoar Zeo Metargo Character Portrait: Chemda and Adira Shapiro Character Portrait: Minmei Midori Character Portrait: Jin-Giro Character Portrait: May Fermana Character Portrait: Emesto Andrew/George Lucius
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Chemda was about to answer when Scoar turned his attention to Barnett. From what the Benjlakki girl could gather, the conversation concerned Barnett and a man named Cain, possibly the person before that was in the room when she first woke up. Then, of course, Scoar left once Cain arrived at the door. What was going on?

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Zechariah remained at attention as the rest of Brown Wing Team present left the Seraphim's briefing room. He could barely believe he was promoted by more than one rank, let alone to Sergeant and leader of Brown Wing Team. Of course, he kept calm about it. Inwardly, he felt bad for Viki having to go through what she was going through. "Yes, Admiral?"

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Benjamin left the room having mixed feelings. The first emotion was envy that he was once again outperformed by his younger brother, and now even outranked by him. The other was Ben secretly congratulating him on his promotion. I guess me being corporal with Zech as Sergeant is not so bad. Remembering what happened before the promotion, Benjamin contacted Viola via commlink and told her, "Hey, Viola? Zech and I did not mean to react so hostilely, okay? For future reference, while hormones can tell when somebody is attracted to someone, it does not always equate to wanting to have sex. In Zechariah's case, he is abstinent. Oh, and one more thing: can you please stop acting like anyone owns you? You are a person, after all. On top of that, you outrank most guys and gals within Brown Wing Team. The only two you don't are Cecilia, a Ranged Specialist whom is at the same level of authority as you, and our new Sergeant, Zechariah, whom will lead Brown Wing Team from here on out." With that, Benjamin hung up and walked along the hallways.

It was not long before Ben spotted a man whom seemed to be a test pilot of sorts. Having nothing else to do, he walked up to him with, "Hey, there. You got time?"

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Kyle went out the door Jin held open after May exited, followed by George. The last person to leave the before Jin was Aaron, whom felt convinced he would win the mock duel in the hanger. There, Sergeant Lextu waited, hands at the hilts of his swords.

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Saul shrugged at Karen's suggestion. "I suppose a temporary distraction would do some good."

Julius was half-tempted to head over to the med bay to see if Sailor-Multi was there, but that would not be great for his service record, so the little bot decided against that and remained by Karen's side. Julius knew it has been a rough day for everyone. Thankfully for him, Multi was okay.

During the conversation between the two monarchs, people within the hanger hollered to anyone nearby that some sort of mock duel was about to take place, which was heard by Saul, "I shall see what is going on, my love." What he saw was Aaron and Jin getting ready for a sword fight. He wondered if it was something Jin planned in order to discipline Sergeant Lextu.

He could not evaluate any further before Scoar called and mentioned Axl, requesting a mech. Saul nodded before saying, "Near Shadow Complete should be complete within a month and a half, if not more. In the meantime, there is a Mycenaean I had Bibi customize beforehand to suit your fighting style. It also has the royal seal on the front of its torso."[/color]

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Aaron waited with a smirk. Once Jin came and the wooden sword racks were set, Sergeant Lextu pulled out his set of wooden swords and twirled them for a moment before getting into an aggressive fighting stance. "I'm going to enjoy making you think twice before challenging me. You honestly think you are a match for a Lextu?"

He then charged forward for momentum before leaping upwards for an attempted downward slash. From there, he commenced with a flurry of slashes, albeit not with full force due to his cockiness getting the better of him.

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Kyle, meanwhile, went back to the bar and ordered himself a strawberry daiquiri, paying for it before sitting down somewhere. Minmei was nearby, yet he did not see her. He figured she had gone somewhere else, by now.

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The Titan had finally docked, giving Adira the opportunity she waited for. Still in disguise, she used the card she pickpocketed to unlock the nearest door, which happened to be one of several to the hanger. Most everyone present was busy spectating some sort of duel, meaning few would notice her heading elsewhere. She used that fact to her advantage as she walked deeper into the ship for her sister. First, she tried accessing the laboratory with her card, yet its door did not open. It would seem certain security cards could only open specific doors. Clever, and typical.

One of the lab staff came near, so Adira hid around the corner and waited until the door was open. Once it was, she wasted no time in walking inside behind the man, muffled him until he went unconscious, then took the card from him. She next inserted it into the laboratory database prior to typing in the command to see the day's records. Among them was the impending analysis of the blood of a Benjlakki soldier that was captured and currently held at sick bay. No doubts about it! Chemda is on this ship! She attempted to delete the data, yet ended up unsuccessful because of a lack of authorization to do so.

Using her scanning shades, Adira noticed a nurse was headed her way in the distance. She could not afford to be caught where she was, therefore she searched the immediate area of the room she was in for some sort of ventilation, opened the shaft, and resealed it right on time. Using the map she saw along the way to the lab, she snuck her way towards where the ventilation led to the sick bay, making sure her steps were not heard. Before she knew it, Adira saw her twin, feeling relieved she was all right. Her relief turned to worry and agitation once she caught a glimpse of the pilot from earlier, getting out of sight before she could be spotted. ****! So long as that guy is anywhere near her, I can't do a **** thing!

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During the duel, George spectated part of it before Emesto suddenly attempted to regain control over his body, just as he attempted it when the battle went on, earlier . George mumbled, "My head... are those memories I am thinking about? They couldn't be mine..." George then saw Emesto's memories of spending time with a red-haired girl named Catrina. What felt odd was, the entire dialogue of each of such memories was entirely in Benjlakki. "Get... out... of my... head..."

It was not yours, to begin with, said a voice within the brain. Where are we? What is going on?

"Shut... up...

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Character Portrait: Karen Lunaria Metargo Character Portrait: Zechariah Malachi Character Portrait: Barnett Belvedere Character Portrait: Saul Metargo Character Portrait: Viki Lunaria Metargo Character Portrait: Scoar Zeo Metargo
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Barnett Belvedere

Scoar smiled at the girl who introduced herself as Chemda. "Hmm. Chemda is a nice name. You should be proud of it." He said. "It's true. I am Scoar. I'm surprised you heard of me through a newspaper. I wonder, what did those papers say about me?" He mused, turning his eyes to Barnett. He grinned menacingly, saying, "So... What did you and Cain talk about when I dropped the bomb? Was he nervous? You know I've known him for years. He was always the nervous type. If I remember correctly. Or maybe that was.... No. Never mind." Scoar said reminded of Cains brother. "I must have not been thinking straight."

Barnett simply smiled and replied, “Well if you must know, your highness, we didn’t get the opportunity to talk at all after you spilled the beans. He got really nervous and left out. However I am glad to know that it was him who gave the flowers to me. I thought finding out who sent them would make my heart stop fluttering but now that I know they’re from Cain, the flutters are even worse. He’s such a sweetheart. I hope he isn’t too scared to talk to me from now on. I didn’t realize you ‘re the gossipy sort Prince Scoar.” Barnett chuckled.
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Karen Lunaria Metargo

Saul shrugged at Karen's suggestion. "I suppose a temporary distraction would do some good.”

Karen wasn’t as relieved to her husband’s indifference to the recreational activity. He seemed to be once more heavy laden with worry. Karen smiled somewhat smugly, “Besides, when’s the last time you took me to see a concert darling?” Karen joked.

During the conversation between the two monarchs, people within the hanger hollered to anyone nearby that some sort of mock duel was about to take place.

“Oh bother… Haven’t they had enough fighting for one day?” Karen said in frustration.

It was of course also heard by Saul, "I shall see what is going on, my love."

“Alright dear.” Karen replied in a slightly disappointed tone. As Saul walked off Karen simply sighed. “Let us go Julius. I must get prepared.” Karen said to Julius calmly as she resumed her saunter down the hallway.
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Viki Lunaria Metargo

Viki had received a change of clothes from an attendant. The outfit was that of a Benjlakki school girl uniform. Viki had seen girls dressed like this when there were international conventions for students. There were also a few Benjlakki exchange students that attended her school and they wore the same uniform. Viki always thought the clothing article was cute.
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When Zechariah approached Viki turned around to face him. “There, how do I look? I haven’t seen on eof these uniforms in a while. I never thought I’d wear one! I always liked them. However the skirt is a bit short. I quite miss my dress now that I think about it.” Viki said as she pondered. “Well, shall we get going? I’m quite hungry.”

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Character Portrait: Cain Jai Numi Character Portrait: Aaron Lextu Character Portrait: Barnett Belvedere Character Portrait: Kyle Scipio Character Portrait: Chemda and Adira Shapiro Character Portrait: Jin-Giro
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When Aaron heard that there was an intruder, he sprinted with Jin-Giro and handed his third, extra sword to him. "Commander, that wooden one won't cut it! This is part of why I always keep my three personal swords handy!" Using his comm armguard, he shouted, "Private Scipio! Get your ass over to the medical bay to stop an intruder! Commander Giro and I are headed there, now!"

"Roger that, Sergeant. On my way."

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Kyle had just finished his Strawberry Daiquiri. Since he already paid the bartender on the ship, he was free to go. Even with alcohol in his system, he could still function well enough to fight. Bringing out his favorite pocket knife, he set it to the proper blade and made a dash for the medical bay. He swiftly met up with Jin and Aaron, whom were holding swords, and sprinted with them to try to halt the intruder.

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Adira, still in the ventilation system, used her espionage shades to scan the immediate area and picked up three men heading in the direction of the med bay. Crap! They know I'm coming for Chemda! It's now or never! She pulled out a deomolition baton, turning on the plasma tip prior to slamming it onto the vent bars leading to the medical bay. The resulting explosion kept her concealed long enough for her to drop herself skillfully between Barnett and Cain as she pulled out her two swords and pointed each at one of the two Metargo. "One wrong move and I slit your necks!"

Chemda went wide-eyed as she recognized her sister instantly, despite the disguise. She stood up and shouted, "Adira! You're here!"

Temporarily putting away one sword, Adira brought out a handgun and tossed it to Chemda before stating in Benjlakki, "We're leaving, Chemda!"

Instantly, the twins dashed through the door in time to see Aaron and Kyle in front of Jin. The two men in front charged and leaped with a roar of rage in unison while they each pointed a blade at one twin. However, they did not count on the girls also having great control over their unnatural speed. Adira slid on the floor as she sliced off the hands pointing the blades forward in the blink of an eye. Both Aaron and Kyle shouted in agony before rolling uncontrollably towards the wall at the end of the hall with a crash, leaving a trail of blood behind. The two men were alive, but they clenched their wrists where the hands once were.

Then, Adira rolled forward and stopped right in front of Jin before having both swords at Jin's neck, him not fast enough to do anything. By now, the shades were off and she had gotten rid of the disguise to reveal her Benjlakki uniform and short brown hair (the twins have different hair lengths to differentiate between the two, physically). "You were going to use my twin sister as a guinea pig, weren't you? Well, it ain't happening!" With that, Adira used both her uncanny speed and unnatural strength to completely disarm Jin by slicing the blade of the sword off clean before catching up to Chemda. For some reason, she had spared Jin despite the fact, from his uniform, he was definitely a tactical commander.

At the hanger, Adira and Chemda made their getaway by leaping though the main hangar doors (where mechs and fighter units came through) before they could even be closed. From there, they acrobatically used the buildings to avoid further combat as they escaped into the woods where the Eagle was. Once in the mech, they each took their spots in the cockpit and switched to fighter jet mode. Their mech was the fastest, yet, meaning the enemy could not catch up by the time their own mechs sortied. The twins were gone before a mech battle could begin.