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Aaron Ward

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a character in “The Multiverse”, as played by Script

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Registered citizen of the Terran National Government
The Aschen Empire, a massive collection of semi-sovereign provinces that reigns over a great portion of the Milky Way Galaxy, paranoid, arrogant, and cruel, a once prosperous nation spirals into poverty, and self-destruction.

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So begins...

Aaron Ward's Story

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"Oh, damn it!"

A young man with oddly fair hair came to a halt a short distance away from the table as Jim sat down, obviously having intended to sit there. Aaron sighed, glancing around at the unusually busy bar, before turning back to the stranger. "Hey, do you mind awfully if I sit there too? It's uh, a little busier than usual."

He flashed an apologetic smile to the man, "I'll be no trouble, I promise."

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Roxxy squinted her eyes, tilted her head, and rubbed a single finger across her chin.

"Oh, please stay." She said with a tone lighter than usual. "God, you say?" She had been sought out by many a different group throughout her time, claiming she was to be a prodigy, to do wonders in the name of their Gods. Never before, however, did one ever offer simple assistance: help.

"And of which God, do you refer, Priest?"

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Jim sighed "I suppose".

He didn't look at the person in front of him, he just took a sip of his whiskey and carried on reading the message left for him.

It read:
To Shadow,

We wish for an 'item' to be picked up within the next few days from sector 4 on the planet of Niihama sector four.
Pay is with the 'item'
P.S. attached to this message is co-ordinates

Jim took another sip of his whiskey 'why can't you tell me where you imbecile, a bar maybe not damn co-ordinates'. Why people couldn't just tell him where an object was was beyond him, many a time Jim had to go to a bar and pick up a parcel but a few select people thougt it would be a good idea to send hidden co-ordinates, it was more obvious if he was smuggling if people could see him search for an object then when he finds it start trying to walk casually away. 'But it is money' He thought and pinched the bridge of his nose between his eyes.

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"Long day?" Aaron noted the whiskey in Jim's hand, "Bit early for the hard stuff, don't you think?" The young man laughed. He himself had only a cup of coffee.

"I'm not judging, mind. My name's Aaron, how about you?" It seemed that Aaron didn't classify striking up conversation as being trouble, much as Jim might have begged to differ.

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"Not long, Just a lot in a short space of time" He looked at the young man in front of him.

"Never too early or late for a whiskey, and i thought kids weren't supposed to drink coffee, it's bad for you" Jim smiled, It was safe to say he hadn't had a sit down conversation with someone in a while and he had been craving some banter.

"I go by shadow" He lifted up his glass looking at Aaron and nodded his head then took another sip of whiskey. Then he put his tablet back underneath the folds of his coat.

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"Kid?" Aaron scoffed in mock indignation, "I'll have you know I'm twenty-three, I'm practically an old man. I certainly feel like it sometimes, anyway. I don't think I'd have lived past twenty without my daily caffeine injection."

Chuckling, he raised an eyebrow. "Shadow, huh? No, seriously..." There was a pause. "Oh, you're serious? Oh, man, sorry. I just assumed ..." Assumed that was far too cliché for someone to be actually using it? What was a diplomatic way to put that? "... that you were being ironic. Well, uh, Shadow. Very mysterious. It's nice to meet you anyway."

Aaron took a gulp of his coffee, leaning back in his seat. "So, you an assassin? A cultist? A ... magician? No?"

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Shadow looked at Arron with an expression that said "be careful what you say next".

"I was given the name and it stuck" He drank his whiskey "plus it's not a bad alias. The name that had stuck had become myth in the trading world, very few people had seen Jim smuggling and they simply dismissed his nickname as a joke.

He answered with "are you a cop?" and moved a had towards his side as if he kept his guns there.

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"A cop?" Aaron raised an incredulous eyebrow, "Nothing so exciting. I work in a science lab, I fiddle with gizmos for a living, not chase bad guys. Don't worry, I'm not gonna tattle on you - not unless you're plotting some sort of mass murder spree or something, and decide to tell me."

He held his hands up innocently. "What I don't know I can't tell anyone, yeah? Don't think they've arrested anyone for having a suspicious nickname yet. Don't think that'd stand up in court."

Noting keenly the movement of the man's hand, Aaron gave him a dry glance, "No need for any of that, okay? Jeez. Why's everyone gotta be so trigger happy?"

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Jim laughed "i can tell your not a cop, you would have noticed that I'm not wearing any holsters"

"i suppose talking to you wouldn't be too bad, might even be interesting" Jim relaxed and drank some more whiskey 'i'm gonna need a new glass in a minute' he thought.

"I smuggle items that people don't want being seen or are disliked by the police, no drugs, no people. Normally just tech i think, but i don't look in the containers i just pick up and deliver" He smiled. "That enough of a description for ya, huh. Oh and mention that to anyone and i will shoot you"

"So no thats out in the open, what lab do you work in? any specific company?" He raised his eyebrows at Aaron

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"Duly noted," Aaron said, laughing slightly uncomfortably. Great, more things that if he told people about them he'd probably end up dead. He really needed to stop asking questions of shady individuals in bars. But hey, what was life without a little danger? "I work for Tech Con, they own this place. The Terra headquarters is nearby, but you probably knew that. That's where my lab is."

He tapped his nose knowingly, "Can't tell you exactly what I'm working on, though. Company secrets, y'know?"

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"Nice cushty job i bet, does it come with dental" he laughed. Jim was trying to think if he had ever delivered anything to them before, but his mind was drawing a blank.

"well tell your boss if he ever needs something transporting i'm the guy. He'll just have to find me first" He chuckled again.

"hope your not making anything for the military, arses the lot of them, no matter where they are" He flung back the last dregs of his drink.

"don't move, i don't want to loose that seat" Jim stood up and headed for the bar ordering two whiskeys

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"That and more, my friend," Aaron replied with a grin. "And I'll be sure to keep you in mind. I know that the boss is iffy about trusting anyone none-Aschen with the work, though."

Aaron idly wondered if paramilitary mercenary groups counted as the military, but decided not to comment. He knew that the Aschen military used a lot of Tech Con equipment. Probably best not to mention it.

"Sure thing, I'll keep an eye!"

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Jim came back with two whiskeys in hand and placed one next to Aaron then sat back in the same seat as before

"you do drink whiskey right? well if you don't you do now" He laughed and took a sip of his whiskey.

"You say i'm mysterious and you won't even say what you really do" he raised one eyebrow "i suppose were both allowed to keep some secrets".

'small talk, Think' "You on a break or something?"

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"I suppose just one can't hurt," Aaron replied, smirking and taking the glass. "You're right, of course, I suppose both of us have our mysteries. Mine aren't that interesting though, I assure you. Just about making sure the competition doesn't get ahead of us, y'know?"

He took a sip of the drink, leaning back again. "I'm a researcher and an engineer, I work on concepts and on realising their prototypes into fully finished, workable products. And I'm actually on a day off, as it happens - my team and I just finished up on our latest project so we've taken some downtime."

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"yeah, I understand that completely, but most of my competition decided to confront me and now they drink protein from a straw" He laughed "it was either me or them, just to put it into perspective"

He leant forward as if telling a secret "funnily enough i'm actually a mechanic" he paused "and an astronomer, and a pilot, trained and certificated with Hons" He laughed
"bet you didn't expect that"

He sat back "wanted to explore space, did for a while with an exploration core, damn idiots didn't know what they were doing"

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"A man of many talents, hm?" Aaron said, nodding his head. "You sound like you've seen a lot. I have to say I'm not a huge fan of space travel, but with how much there is to learn on other worlds, I'm not sure I won't be seeing a lot of it before my time is through."

He chuckled, "For the time being, though, I've got enough responsibilities down here to keep me busy."

The young scientist leaned back and took a gulp of his whiskey. "Remind me not to ever be your competition." he added, smirking.

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"It helps, it's hard being in space with no crew" Taking another sip of his whiskey

"Big project recently then?" Jim wondered if Aaron was helping create weapons, if so looking into dealing with these guys could be quite profitable, even if he did dislike militaries he enjoyed the payouts.

"hey don't gulp it down, sip it" He laughed "and i'll remember that"

"Now that i have a small amount of trust for you, and because i need a more contacts on this planet" He pulled out a small memory chip. "It's a small program, it'll send out a broadcast message very simple, undetectable and untraceable unless you have the decoder, which is on my ship" Jim passes the chip to Aaron.

"this doesn't mean I like you, but drinking buddies are hard to come by in my line of work"

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"One of many projects," Aaron replied with a grin, "They all seem pretty big when you're wading through them, staying at work till five AM and generally forgetting there's life outside of a laboratory. Wouldn't trade it for anything, mind."

He took the chip with a raised eyebrow, nodding his head in understanding of its function. "Drinking buddies with a guy called Shadow," he remarked, laughing, "Man, and to think, I was the uncool nerdy kid in school. I bet none of the football team have a drinking buddy that's legitimately called 'Shadow'. Eat your heart out, Jason."

Aaron paused, "Sorry, never mind me thinking out loud."

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"Busy life, I couldn't be trapped in a room all day i would suffocate" He then re thought what he just said, he lived in a space ship the majority of the time in space, his ship was roomy but he was probably more cramped than he was.

"I mean stuck in one position, i like the freedom" He laughed

He raised his brow and lost any sign of humour in his facial expression "are you mocking me?"

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"No! No, not at all." Aaron shook his head, "I mean, c'mon, it takes a special kind of guy to rock the nickname Shadow and still get taken seriously. Not many people could pull that off," he pointed out, "So really, by the name being silly, it just proves that you're even more serious business. You get what I mean?"

He nodded thoughtfully. "And seriously, I've met these guys I'm talking about, they'd probably just be impressed by the fact that you own a gun. Not the sharpest tools in the shed, as far as I remember."

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Desmond was distracted momentarily by the other two patrons who had recently joined the atmosphere. His attention was snapped back into place, the voices chased away, and Desmond turned an ear to Roxxy. Her inquiry was an easy one for him to answer.

"This place around us," Desmond began as he beckoned for Roxxy to come closer. His voice dropped to a soft whisper almost forcing the woman to move closer to him. "This place around us is not where I come from. I was brought here by the divine Will of God from where I was born. It is called The City of Gears, or Axis."

"It is a beautiful place filled with almost unimaginable technology. Even the very bricks of peoples' homes are made from complicated and intricate gears. The population of Axis adores and worships The Master Builder. They build to please their god and will never stop."

"That is not my religion," Desmond said, a quiet chuckle following his words.

"I am a priest of the Old Gods, the very gods that built Arcanum and its creatures. It is an almost forgotten religion as the people of Arcanum and, primarily Axis, turn to the Master Builder. There are very few who even know the names of the gods that forged them. It is very sad," Desmond whispered. He bowed his head, prayed, and then looked at Roxxy with a smile.

"My god is one of these gods. The last remaining of those gods. The sole survivor," he said. "That is whom I worship."

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Roxxy looked blankly at Desmond. "I've been introduced to many Gods, my friend; many religions, different society's altogether!" She shook her head, and examined her own hands thinking of the currents that streamed through her body. "But, a world filled with nothing but technology? Gears, axils, pulleys, and levers? These things I know quite well."

Roxxy scooted up closer to the table in her seat, the excitement in her face about this land of which her companion spoke brought about her usual glow. Not the dim glimmer that her skin had been extracting due to her prior conversation with Pensey, but a radiation that sparked all the way to the ends of her hair. "You, see, I've got this thing about me..."

Immediately she paused, hearing her own words jerked her from the very thought. "Wait a minute, how do I know you speak the truth?" She looked around the bar at, examining the two men sitting within the building. "People speaking of general space travel, top secret government assignments, and you with your Fantasy Land! Why would your God bring you from such a beautiful place?"

Her hands started to shake with frustration. Since her awakening a few months ago, her current purpose for existing had been nothing but a mystery to her. Ryuunnone with his 'Scroll Search' for his freedom, and mercenaries after her life. These things seemed simple enough, seemed to add meaning: A beginning, and an end. The biggest surprise, however, was that maybe Roxxy didn't desire an end? Maybe there was more to it than a lonely existence filled with question and doubt. But these thoughts had teased her brain before, always followed with some kind of selfish plot, for some other persons' gain.

Roxxy let out a deep breath, fully aware that she didn't want to cause a scene. "My apology for shouting, I tend to get carried away at times." She motioned to her head with waving hands, trying to keep her voice at a whisper, "All the same, though; how do I know you are who you say, and from this City of Gears, Axis is it? For all I know, Desmond, you could just be a lonely wanderer, such as myself, set out to simply tell a story. Maybe you feed off of the reactions and emotions of others? Why should I expose myself to you, what makes you different from the other vultures set out to claim my..." She cut her ramblings off.

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To answer her many questions and doubts, Desmond did such a simple task. He reached into his elaborate robes and pulled out a shining piece of metal. It was a cube and gold in color. Two very small emerald-like gems were set into opposite sides of the cube.

"I set out to claim nothing of yours," Desmond said, dismissing her fears as if he cared not for what she had to offer him. "I preach and I aid. Look," he said, pointing to the cube. His clawed finger ran along a small marking on the cube and it whirred to life. The golden cube began to change, shift, and move. There were far too many movable parts to the small machine, and some where difficult to see with just the naked eye.

Eventually the cube settled down from its complicated process of transforming. It took shape of a dragon, long and lean. It did not have scales, but feathers. Small, delicate, mechanical feathers. Two shining emerald-colored eyes looked about curiously.

"Come," Desmond spoke and the tiny mechanical dragon purred before it entwined around the daemon's offered hand.

"This is but the most simple of inventions born in Axis to please The Master Builder."

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Roxxy looked at the tiny mechanical creature completely enthralled. "That's definately a sight better than the dragon I last saw." Resisting the urge to reach out and touch his invention, Roxxy found herself again in the all too familiar state of shame.

"You must forgive my assumptions. For you see, I have a gift unlike any that I've ever seen before in anyone else." She remembered the blindness of the daemon, "I'd show you but..." Glancing at the other patrons, "It's probably best I don't."

Roxxy tightened a leather glove about her right hand, and extended it to the creature as if it was a living breathing animal, not the magnificent work of art that it truly was.

"Most people either set out to destroy me because of it, or recruit me. Here as of this awakening, I'm being summoned to aid a Dragon, only slightly similar to your creature there mind you, towards freedom in order to reclaim a kingdom that was wrongfully taken from him by a group of mercenary vampires. This is how you found me here, seeking refuge from being hunted by those beings of darkness. My partners plan, however, didn't align well with the group I originally sought out. Go figure."

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"Right" He relaxed again and a slight smile appeared on his face

"I bet they tried to make it in the thievery business, the thing is to make a good thief you need brains. These petty thieves who smash a window and run, cover the big jobs" He laughed. He had seen it before, when he didn't work for big companies, Most of the time they wanted him to 'join there crew' as they put it but the majority of the time he would just burst out laughing in there faces. Which normally ended up with them smack talking and Jim just smacking them.

Jim suddenly had an idea "do you get discount here?"