BLEEP. BLEEP. Iadsgb’s comlink bleeped out as he sat at a cold stone stable in an even colder room on another Freezing planet. He was at a meeting on Rhen Var and he along with Jamie Clift, Elite General Callum, Fixer and Stallion sat in an old meeting room in an unused harbour. They were talking to a man named Zulcan Turso who had offered the F.I.S. his services in medical health. He was promising them that he could provide their whole army with a never-ending supply of health kits and bacta tanks.
Iadsgb answered his comlink. “What is it?” he hissed at the hologram of the F.I.S. captain who had just appeared.
“Sir! The U.R.S. have destroyed our secret base on Hoth!”
“What?!” Iadsgb bellowed and Zulcan frowned in annoyance at him.
“I saw the base explode from on board The Calm’ and then saw The Manipulator flying away a few minutes later.” The officer said.
“Where’s Slack? Get Slack here, NOW!” Iadsgb ordered.
“I’m afraid I can’t sir.”
“He’s dead sir. A rescue team went into the rubble to try and find him but found his body at the door to the armoury. It appeared he was killed before the base exploded as he had a puncture wound from a viroblade through his heart.”
“DAMN IT!” Iadsgb cursed and the officer jumped.
“But… but I do have some good news sir; One of Blast’s friends, Nikolaou, was also found in the wreckage.” The officer nervously fiddled with his cufflinks.
“Dead I take it?” Iadsgb checked.
“Yes sir. Dead as a Dragur!” the Officer laughed nervously.
“Well I suppose that is one good thing. Very well; bring the army on The Calm’ here to Rhen Var.”
“Yes sir.” The Officer ended the link
and on Rhen Var Iadsgb looked at the comlink for a moment more then lobbed it with all his might out of the ruined walls so it fell ten or so meters down before smashing on the frozen ocean.
“Trouble?” Turso asked.
“No.” Iadsgb snapped back. “No trouble. Please continue.” And so the meeting did.
On the Manipulator, the leaders had all gathered on the bridge to remember the lives of the good men they lost on Hoth.
“Vasilious, Forrel, Sator and Zak were all brilliant people.” Blast was saying. “Their presence is already missed and we shall never forget what they did in our service.” They all stood with their hands behind their backs and their heads bowed. “Thank you.” They looked up and relaxed their arms.
“Everyone;” Blast addressed them. “Get some rest. You all need it.” As they started to wander away talking quietly to each other, an officer walked up behind Blast and stood next to him.
“Yes captain?” Blast looked at him.
“We’re about to enter hyper-space.”
“Good. Are you sure the co-ordinates are set correctly?” Blast checked.
“Yes sir; 30-4, 0-0. Rhen Var, sir.” The Officer recited.
“Very good captain. Take us there.” Blast replied.
“Yessir!” the officer ran off back down to the lower deck and then after a couple of minutes when all of the leaders expect Blast head left the bridge, the ship jerked slightly and they burst into hyper-speed.
BUT WHAT WILL HAPPEN NEXT? FIND OUT IN PART 12! COMING TUESDAY 8TH JUNE!