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Post by Mr. Cuddles on Tue May 24, 2016 1:06 am

Chapter 1: Bounty



The scanner indicated that the bounty was in the nearest bar, seeking refuge, or too stupid to notice they had a wanted level. What bar would even be dumb enough to harbor fugitive when their lives could be at stake? Standing outside of the building, a tall young looking man looked up at the half-lit neon sign, it was barely held up by a three big bolts, it had a little rust on it and the light tubes looked cracked. It was an old building, meaning the owner had it for a very long time, maybe even passed down from generation to generation. The man pushed up his shades and adjusted his coat and walked in through the doors, his attire wasn't typical casual wear. It mean't he was hunting for something or someone, his pants were black with a jeans-like material but looked like cargo pants which allowed him to move freely without restrictions. He had on a heavy greenish jacket with a few pockets on the front and sides, it even had a hood which he wasn't wearing. The shirt he wore underneath was a red long sleeved shirt which hugged comfortably to his muscular frame. It wasn't easy to make out his face with his shades on, but the features visible was his platinum blonde hair which seemed like it was freshly cut with some strands falling over the frame. There was a woman running the bar, she was making a few drinks for the patrons, an older woman, she looked like she had been around for awhile and showed it by sending a mean look over to the new customer. "Look ere', I don't want no trouble, got it?" The man just looked down at his scanner and it had a blip that the bounty was there, he started towards the table near the back. "Hey you! She doesn't want no trouble, friend" A large male alien stood up from his chair and stood in front of him "Go somewhere else" they knew why he was there, that mean't they were trying to protect him. The alien in the back table looked frightened and quickly got up and ran for the back door. "Damn..." The man was so fast that he punched the large alien out of his way and charged after the bounty.


It wasn't easy running with an injury, so the creature thought it best to hide which he did by climbing up into a dumpster. Unfortunately the hunter was already in the area and had caught him slipping off into the dumpster. Rolling his eyes he casually walked up and pulled out his scanner "You know? It would be a lot easier if you would come with me...I take you back, you get locked away and I collect my bounty" Usually he was quick to kill or injure, but he was told by the company he worked for to at least bring them back alive. The alien hid and tried to conjure up ideas on how to get out of it, it settled on suicide...but how? how would it kill itself? As it was thinking this, the man was at the dumpster "I could shoot you right through this dumpster, it won't kill you, but...you'll hurt, a lot". The alien gulped and shuddered, this wouldn't be so bad if only he hadn't done what he did...he poisoned an ambassador, and they wanted his head for it. "Please..." he spoke "I know what I did was wrong...I feared the life of my people...don't let them take me, please! I beg!". The man reached behind and pulled out his gun "I got a job to do, and it is to take you back in one piece". The alien was scared, he needed to buy some time, but how? Quickly he dug around in the dark dumpster till he felt something sharp, he gripped it in hand and slowly stood and lifted the dumpster lid. "Okay..." he said while seeming to surrender. The man raised a brow "You're an idiot, if I were you I would drop your weapon" he brought his gun up and pointed at the creatures legs. The alien felt his heart stop-how did the other know he had something? Dropping the piece of metal he calmly climbed over and slumped to the ground "...I don't want them to take me, I would rather die". A gentle cool breeze blew by, and the dark grey alien raised his head up to the sky "Just kill me...".


Asking for death was one of the tactics he had to deal with, a lot of his bounties even tried to kill themselves to get out of it. Putting his gun away he brought out his taser and shot the creature where he sat, once it was knocked out he tied him up and slung him over his shoulder before walking off to his ship. It was a good thing he parked close by, because he soon found himself surrounded by the people that were in the bar. "Really?" the man stood staring at all of them, there were probably 10 of them, and the woman who owned the bar was close by "Put em back where you got em, he's a good man". This was just annoying "I have a job to do, I don't have time to deal with you fools, now move". They pushed in closer and crossed their arms, some even had their own weapons. "...Fine, a fight it is" he stepped forward and stared one in the face "Go ahead...swing" the alien smirked "You puny human, you think you can take us? all of us?". The blonde just frowned with annoyance "I said...swing!" It happened so fast, the alien was down on the ground with a broken jaw after having a hard kick to the face. The others saw this and were no longer up for a fight, but one other bigger one moved close and had his arms broken when it reached to grab the bounty. "FRAAWWRRRGGG!" the creature roared in agony. The woman was angry by all of this, but didn't want to risk anymore of her customers "YOU F---ING BASTARD!". The hunter turned and looked at her and she seemed pretty brave to stand up to him, she even ran up to him and threw a punch which was caught by him with ease "I'm taking this bounty, don't try to stop me, or you all die" were his words to her as he turned and walked off. All the others could do was watch and tend to the two injured.


Once back on his ship he placed the bounty in the holding cell, then got into his cockpit and started his next destination. It wasn't always about the money, but he enjoyed the rush in finding these bounties, but lately they have been boring and he wanted something more dangerous.
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Post by Mr. Cuddles on Sat Jun 04, 2016 9:48 pm

The trip heading back to the bounty holding facility was quiet as he kept his bounties in holding cells on his ship, he could only contain one bounty per cell with their being a total of 6 cells with a mechanical sliding glass door which kept them from getting out. Catching bounties wasn't how he started, no, he was far worse when it came to anything else. Doing this kept his sanity levels from climbing shooting through the roof, he couldn't go back to what he was, he made a promise. The latter was to 'settle' which was something he refused to do, so he took up something that would keep him busy, and not push him into insanity by doing mundane things. The planet Oros 8, was a sight to behold, it was lush with greenery, well built up, and it was the place where many species besides humans lived, a lot less crime because the BHF (Bounty Holding Facility) kept it that way. Upon arriving, the man landed his ship and went to retrieve his bounty and walk him to his elevator to exit the ship, they were notified ahead for the arrival and soldiers were waiting-armed, in case he needed help. As the elevator lowered he could see six men lined up with his guns drawn and pointed, and merely frowned at it, but there was no sense in him trying to explain anything to them. "We're here to escort, per orders sir". The blonde just shrugged and nudged the bounty to get moving, the creature looked defeated as he held his head down the whole time. The facilty was very well maintained, there were hardly any flaws, the building was built in a special stone-metal alloy formation making it impregnable from any elements outside, and anything inside.


The surface seemed small to contain so many criminals, but the storage was deep underground, they had enough room to imprison the whole planet if they wanted to. The head chief of the facilty, and in charge of all the security was Henrietta Rachofsky, she commanded everyone, and over saw everything. Upon being led inside, the man handed the prisoner over to the waiting guards and was escorted to the main office, it seemed like he was in trouble. Then again, when was he not in trouble? As the soldiers stopped by the door one of them turned to him "The chief will see you now", the blonde took removed his black shades and tucked them in the inside pocket of his jacket. Reaching for the door he walked in, and looked across the large office to see a woman dressed in formal suit wear. She was looking out her window, and didn't seem to acknowledge him right away, but she slowly turned her head to her left "You surprised me..." were her words as she turned full body and slowly approached her desk "You didn't kill him, like the last one" he just stood there with a slightly annoyed expression on his face. "You did very well, he was very dangerous" she pulled out her chair and sat down. "Dangerous?" he retorted "How? he had too much fear to be-" "You were fooled...IF you believed what he told you, then I fear for you..." she hooked her fingers together and rested her elbows on her desk and leaned forward with her chin on the back of her hands. "Tell me, what did he convince you to believe? Drake?" the man frowned "He didn't convince me, I didn't care" "Of course..." she smiled "Good, that's why you're my favorite bounty hunter". Henrietta was a very beautiful woman, she had long dark hair which she kept tied up into a very neat bun, she wore glasses and had a tiny dark mole on the left corner of her chin, she also had the most gentle brown eyes-despite her hard demeanor. "Take a break, I got some of my others on some tasks, I'll let you know when something comes up".

Taking a break wasn't ever his kind of thing, he exited her office and left the facility. Take a break? To do what? It took him years to break his other routines, so how was he to find something to do? His sister tried to get him to learn the 'soft' nature side of things. After all he did move his family to his planet, they were safer here and that was how he wanted it, so perhaps a visit would do him some good. It had been 8 months since he last visited them. Then again he did promise to go for a walk with his sister to the sunflower fields, it is her favorite place, even though he could never stand it...he owed her that much.

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Post by Mr. Cuddles on Sat Apr 15, 2017 1:28 am

Chapter 2: Family

The ride home wasn't long, but it also wasn't very short. Some times he would take the long winding roads, cruising passed the fields, the bright blue sky with its white feathered clouds hovering above. Sure he was a hard edged kind of guy, but he did enjoy nature for what it was and in his own way. As he turned off for his destination he noticed two dogs just sitting on the side, there were times animals would stray, but a lot of them just lived their lives with freedom. Many times he felt that way, a lone wolf that clung to his freedom the hardest he could. Within minutes he was in front of the mansion as he would call it, a house his older twin siblings wanted since it was far from the city and had a quiet location. Of course, he agreed with them with the privacy part of it, but for it to be such a large house it wasn't really his cup of tea.

Pulling up to the gates he put his hand on the scanner, and rode through as soon as it opened, before he could even park the front doors opened and out came running a woman in a light blue summer dress with the biggest smile on her face. "DRAAAAKEE!" she ran up to him as he was climbing off and hugged him as tight as she could. With raised brow he just looked at her "...Hello Melusine..." he patted her on her back then blinked when she pulled from him with an annoyed look. "Aren't you happy to see me? It has been years...I have missed you so much" she was a stunning woman, very ethereal, she had the most soft blonde colored hair, beautiful blue eyes, and the body of perfection. She stands at 5'8'', a woman who looks to not have aged at all as she still appears very youthful for how old she would be now. "Well, I'm here now" were his words to his older sister as he just walked passed her, showing open affection just wasn't his thing, but it didn't mean he did not care, and he was glad to see her and she knew it, but expected more as always. "Hmm, well..." she walked up along side him "Basil misses you too" the two walked in through the doors and Melusine turned to close the doors, then glanced back when she heard a click sound. "....Drake,NO! Don't!" the woman immediately stood in front of where he was pointing his gun.

"Why the hell is that thing in the house?!" There stood before him was a synthoid, or android that looked too human for his standards, he was ready to shoot it and it looked at him curiously "Ah, you must be master Drake, good to meet you sir. She has told me so much about you" the look on Drake's face went from annoyed to angry, and he pulled on the trigger and eased it when he saw the look on his sister's face. "...I was going to tell you Drake, he's not a threat. He only helps around here, and I thought you wouldn't mind". Grumbling he put his gun down "Wouldn't mind? If only you know the things I had to fight while I was gone...those things wanted to kill me" He walked up to the droid and pinned him against the wall. "State your model, and maker". The android just blinked "I am a series 9, number is SVC4095 and my maker is Syblian Ves Corporation or SVC". Melusine looked on nervously and moved up to gently tug Drake's hand from the android "He's not going to hurt me, if he was he would have already. I've had him for 2 years now".

Upon releasing the thing he stood back and walked off down the hall, he justdidn't want to deal with the idea of one of those things being in the house. "It needs to sleep outside while I'm here" he stated as he rounded the corner to his brother's study.


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Post by Mr. Cuddles on Sun Jan 07, 2018 4:18 am

It had been two days since he was home visiting and having some Synthoid walk around as if it lived there was getting under his skin, but his sister had to warn him over and over that, it was not a threat. Drake stood watching it interact with the family pet owl, his brother and sister insisted on having the pet to add life to the house. With a scowl on his face, the young man pushed himself from the wall he was leaning on and approached the droid. "I got a question for you" he started as he stood next to it in the most intimidating manner, he was good at asserting his dominance when he needed to. "Are you sleeping with her?" The synth looked over at him and quirked a brow "I retire at my station". Drake frowned "We both know they designed you to be anatomically correct, and with sensors all over, capable of reaching climax. I know". The Synth then seemed embarrassed by the question and reached up to rub the back of his neck "We've been as close as to holding hands, I have comforted her when-" Drake brought his hand up and pushed him against the wall "They really know how to make the AI feel real, they give you every emotion, love, anger, pain, sadness, happiness, everything, even fear. All these traits they give you, in hopes, you would be more human, or perfect. But, you still have our flaws, you can still tell lies, now let's try again. Do you sleep with her?" The synth took a breath "I have promised her we don't speak of things that are not in private". Drake blinked "...Promise? I see, so you sleep with her and it is a secret...ok, then I'll go and ask her".

He released the synth and proceeded to find where Melusine had gone off to, though he did have an idea since she always enjoyed being in their garden. As he approached the stairs he could hear the footsteps coming up behind him "Master Drake, please, don't-" "Don't tell her? Oh, you didn't have to tell me, I've been around your kind so much that you can't-fool me". The synth started to follow him "I promised her I wouldn't say, I didn't say". Drake groaned "You didn't say, now buzz off...you make me uneasy". The blonde made his way down the stairs, down the hall and out the door to the garden. There he found her wearing a simple summer dress and enjoying the sunlight. "So, your Synthoid is more of walking dildo right?" Melusine snapped out of her peace of mind and looked at him with a disturbed look "...What?" "You know, you get bored one night and he blows your mind". She narrowed her eyes at him "What makes you come to that conclusion?" She was accustomed to him being brash, and at times insulting, but this was a sensitive topic for her. Drake noticed her face "...Melusine, are you sleeping with that thing?" She could feel her cheeks flush from embarrassment and frustration. "He is not a thing Drake, he can feel...." "I see" he was being a jerk, but he didn't really mean to hurt her. "So you do sleep with him, do you love him too?" She frowned "Back off okay? It isn't that serious...you know I'm not comfortable with men, Drake...With him, I feel safe, and I'm not doing anything wrong. Did he tell you?"

She just looked hurt, and hearing her say how she didn't feel comfortable made him feel a little bad for how he approached it. "He didn't tell me, I figured it out...Synthoids are anatomical correct...so I assumed the temptation would be there, considering their AI is fused with an emotional program as well". Melusine sighed and hugged herself "...I wish you would be less of a jerk". Drake blinked then shrugged "I was merely pointing thigs out" "Why do you hate them so much anyway?" she asked while gazing over at him with a stern look. "You've hated him since you got here, why?" Drake didn't like to go into his life that much, even with family. "The ones I have had to fight...they were built to kill, so I just hate them". She just stared at him "So that makes him bad?" "In a way? Yes, if he ever were to harm you.". Melusine then walked over to him slowly and moved in to hug him "Trust me, he won't hurt me...any day he tries to go bad I have a switch. All I have to do is push it, and he is no more" she nuzzled against his chest. Drake just looked down at her, then up, he brought a hand up and placed it on her shoulder. "Stop sleeping with him, it's weird." He stated firmly. "I mean it..." Melusine pulled from him and scowled "I'm a grown woman Drake, you don't need to tell me what to do" she then nudged passed him "He's staying" she continued to mouth off as she walked back inside.

Family could at times be frustrating, but this little visit was coming to an end. It was soon time for Drake to head back to his day job, he really did miss it.


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Post by Mr. Cuddles on Sat Mar 03, 2018 5:21 pm

Chapter 3: The Strange Girl



Arriving back in space was the best feeling in the world, of course, he enjoyed visiting his family, but being here was where he felt he belong. Pulling up to a nearby dock to The Galaxtron he parked his ship and stepped off, it was a major hub, almost like a city in space where people from all over went to. Kind of like a huge rest stop, they had everything, food, places to sleep, gambling, the works. Of course, it was heavily protected by drones that monitored everyone by making a scan on every person. "Welcome back Drake" a drone flew up to inspect his ship, it ran its scan to make sure he wasn't carrying anything he shouldn't have. "Yeah...thanks" Drake didn't really care for them, but he was just making a quick stop and he was heading out. This was also a hot spot for any potential bounty sightings, so he had to make his rounds to see if he'd pick up anything. There were other bounty hunters nearby and some of them recognized him and scowled "...Great...he's here" muttered one of them "...Screw that guy" the other gritted his teeth. Drake just looked at them and kept walking, he decided to go to the local bar.


A girl wearing a dark brown hooded jacket crept around some of the crates and nearby structures to avoid the drones, ever since she landed she had been avoiding security with ease. As she rounded a corner she noticed two men talking to one another, so she stayed low and focused her eye on a nearby drone that was making its rounds. The dock was clear according to them, so they didn't have to hang around too long until another ship dropped in. Then she noticed it, a ship that had just landed moments ago, she needed to get on it. The man she had seen was human, or he looked human and a known bounty hunter, she knew she would feel safe around him. The problem was for her to get on the ship without him being there, she had to hack into it somehow. As the Drone left, she darted quickly over under his ship and crouched as low as she could. She had to find the panel, and if not, if she could find a box she could link into and break in. The girl was an experienced stowaway, she'd hop from ship to ship, catching rides to wherever she wanted to go. If only it was that easy, she had been on the run for most of her life and needed somewhere to be. She managed to find the box, which was in an awkward spot, but she was able to pop open the flap and take out her tool and plug the cable into it. It was going to take ten minutes to run through codes to pop the hatch so she could climb in. Hopefully, she had those ten minutes to spare.


Upon stepping into the bar some of the patrons had stopped talking when they noticed him, a few kept talking, and others just stared in his direction. Drake didn't care, he was used to it since it was always how he was treated. The first time he landed here, he did something that nobody would forget, it almost got him banned from The Galaxtron as well. At that time he was a kid, he started bounty hunting when he was just 17 years old, it was either that or he'd get locked up and confined at the BHF due to his status. Walking up to the counter he took a seat and pulled out his handheld screen and scrolled through it, it was his list he kept of bounties he was notified of, and any that were still at large. "Hiya Drake, you want anything?" The bartender was an alien, a burly type with dark purple skin and small yellow eyes. The male had a stunted neck and a head that looked almost like a hippo. "Yeah, I'll take the strongest you got". Drake preferred their strong drinks, it gave him a buzz for a short while, but enough to relax his nerves. His body wouldn't allow him to get drunk, but he did try. Some of the others in the bar continued their conversations, and Drake just sat there listening, sure it seemed like an ass move to do something like that, but bounties were a first come first serve. Some were dumb enough to talk about them out loud, leaking possible leads.

As the timer went down the girl anxiously waited, and she had to prone and hide behind one of the wheels to avoid detection from the drones and those two men that were starting to walk by. It was a tense moment, but she managed to get the hatch open. Once there was the audible click sound, she quickly unplugged and rushed around and in the ship. Another drone was making its rounds and she had pushed the button to close the hatch, which it managed to in time. Her heart was racing, but she was glad to finally be on. Now it was to avoid moving or touching much of anything while she tried to find a place she could hide. The ship was roomy, it was a little dark, but she didn't want to risk switching anything on. Navigating her way down the small hall she rounded a corner and noticed a cargo hold area, so she opened it and went in to see some two crates near a wall and a few other things nearby, odd boxes. It looked like where he stored some food and other things, she wasn't sure. So, she climbed over one of the crates and dropped behind it where she thought she could remain. Now it was the time to get comfortable at least, and even try to get some rest while she waited.


The bar visit didn't come up with much of anything, so he decided to leave and explore a little. In doing so he bumped into two women who he knew, they were doing their rounds as usual. Considering they worked at a local brothel, they would walk around scouting for any of their usual customers. Drake had never taken up their offers, he had beaten up two men that tried to hurt them was all, and they were grateful. They tried to offer him their services for free or at discounts, but he just couldn't do that. "So, you'll keep saying no huh?" one of them asked. Drake was tempted a few times, but it wasn't going to be the same as it was for him that long ago, he couldn't bring himself to it. "No like always". With them, he wasn't that much of a jerk since they were always nice to him, but they also gave him leads which were better than sex. "We did get a lead the other day" The tall blonde spoke, she had cat-like ears and green catish eyes. "Yeah, some guy comes in boasting about how he was going after some other guy" the other was a little shorter, she had four arms, light blue skin, orange eyes, and black hair. "Said how the bounty was so dangerous it was a level 8, and that he bragged about paying us a lot of money once he gets him". Drake furrowed his brow "Level 8? Who was the guy that said that?" The blonde shrugged "His name was Sculdin or something" Drake frowned "...Sculdin..." he knew the guy "Alright, thanks". The two women nodded and smiled "Anytime Drake" they both waved to him and left, they seemed to enjoy their job, and since that incident security grew tighter, so they were safe to walk around.

Now he just had to figure out where Sculdin was, and he had a great idea how to find him.
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Post by Mr. Cuddles on Fri Mar 23, 2018 4:24 pm

Soon Drake was back at his ship, he noticed a security drone curiously hovering near it "State your business" he said to it as it drifted over to him ["I have noticed strange activity on board your ship, though I cannot detect anything. Do you have a passenger?"] Drake frowned "No, I don't. I came alone as usual". The drone hovered for a little making various beeps and hums "Everything is clear then, not threat level detected" then it flew off. It was unusual for a security drone to linger near a ship unless there was an issue. Though the security had been tight lately, so it couldn't be that. Drake looked at his ship, he walked unlocked his hatch and walked in. Upon entering he sensed something different about the air, a scent, an extra scent was there. There were no sounds, but he could tell there was someone on his ship. He closed the hatch then touched his watch to command the ship to do a scan for any lifeforms.

As for the girl, she was finding ways to hack into the system to prevent detection, she spent a good hour or so trying to crack the code, so it was just a matter of waiting and hoping that it did work. All she wanted was to buy herself time till she could try to talk to him, then again he could kill her for being on his ship, but she hoped that wouldn't be the case. As the ship did its scan everything came back negative, there were no lifeforms other than him on his ship. Drake scowled "Are you sure?" he asked the system "I was not able to detect any other lifeform, I have scanned through all areas and detected nothing". With that confirmation, he wondered if someone got on and immediately left, but that wouldn't be the case. Taking his time he focused on the different scent, he had to try to single it out somehow. Closing his eyes he tuned out all the sounds, then he was able to pinpoint the smell. Whoever it was had snuck on his ship and did not leave. This was why he was considered the best bounty hunter, his senses were elevated, and so was his memory. This scent was a living thing, but it was a confusing scent. Making his way to a monitor he checked the feed in every area and didn't see anything, then he noticed something in the cargo bay. The feed was stuck on loop, a five-minute loop at that. "Clever..." he said to himself with slight sarcasm.

These games were old, so many have tried to trick him and he didn't fall for them so easily, maybe back in his youth, but he learned. Walking up to the cargo door he thought it would be amusing if he depleted their oxygen, torture them a little, forcing them to expose themselves. It was cruel, but he hated stowaways very much, punching in a code on the monitor he put in to seal the door tight, and pump out air slowly. He also fixed the monitor to show live feed, he didn't see the person anywhere but guessed they were hiding very well. It would only be a matter of time till they couldn't breathe.

On the inside, the girl had made herself comfortable and decided to be nosey and go through some of his files. Time went by and she noticed the air was feeling a little thin, but she didn't question it and guessed it was probably caused by her hiding behind the crates, so she adjusted herself a bit to see if that helped. More time went on and it was getting harder to breathe, she could take in air, but it felt like she had to really take it in to get it into her lungs. More time passed, and she knew right then this was intentional. Drake knew she was on board, he was trying to snuff her out, so she was going to try and fight it as long as she could. As more time went on, she could feel herself getting weaker, but she was able to still breathe just barely.

Drake was watching the monitor, he was impressed considering whoever was in there should have already come banging on the door. If they were human they would have, and other species of creature would have. Just means they would eventually pass out or were being stubborn. Just then he noticed some movement in a corner by some boxes, he watched as the figure stumbled out and dropped to their knees. They were wearing a brown hooded jacket, some jean shorts, and black leggings. They were fighting it, he could tell by how they were crawling, but they should have passed out by now and or died. Just then they looked up at the door, it was hard to make out their face since their hair mostly covered it, but he could tell they were really struggling. Slowly their body slumped over and they laid there not moving. Drake watched for a little while, then he unsealed the door to let air back in. Killing them wouldn't answer questions, but he didn't really care about why they were there, most of the time he did not. Though it seemed he felt a tiny bit of compassion, only because he was curious about this individual, he did want to know why. With the door opened he walked in and looked down at them, just then a loud gasp as the girl breathed in the air again. She pushed herself up onto her knees and dropped back when she saw him staring down at her. "...P-p-please...d-d-don't kill me...don't. I know I shouldn't be here". Drake continued to look at her in silence "What are you doing on my ship?" he crossed his arms which of course made her more fearful. "...I needed somewhere safe to stay, just for a day and I'll go" she really wanted to stay, she wanted his help. "You hacked my ship, I should kill you for that". The girl nodded while swallowing hard "I know...I'm sorry" she looked at him with pleading eyes. "I have been on the run for so long, I was so tired and-" "And you broke into my ship, thinking I wouldn't know".

The two just stared at one another, she nodded solemnly and looked down before hugging herself "...I'm scared okay? I need your help". Drake stepped back, then turned to leave "...Will you help me?!" she called to him more scared "...Don't kill me, please!". Drake stopped for a moment "Not going to kill you, going to keep you here till I can drop you off somewhere". Just then the girl's jaw dropped "...Wha? Wait! I-" just then the door shut behind him. She sat there with a scowl on her face "...What an ass..." she was going to finish it but felt it not wise considering he did let her breathe again, so she was going to be his prisoner till he could let her go? This was not what was supposed to happen.

On the other side of the door, Drake had walked off and went to put in coordinates to find out where Sculdin was. He had things to do, no time to babysit, since she though it to be wise to break into his ship. Then her punishment would be to stay on it till he could find a good place to leave her.
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Re: Chasing the Scourge (Space Adventure) [ Title not final]

Post by Mr. Cuddles on Fri Apr 13, 2018 11:01 pm

It had been two days since the girl was locked up in the hold, Drake didn't really check on her since he was preoccupied with other things. Upon arriving at the planet Sculdin had been hiding on, he did find him and gain a little more information, but he found he had to stay there a little longer due to an impending storm. The planet is mostly sand and deserts with a few oases here and there, it had an ocean further out, but not exactly safe to swim in. The storms could last a few days or so, and make it a little too dangerous for anyone to fly in or fly out, so it was unpredictable. Since he couldn't go anywhere he decided to check on her and probably let her out, he had been debating on leaving her here on this planet since he didn't want to deal with a passenger. Opening the door he saw her sitting in a corner with her knees up to her chest, a few wrappers were strewn across the floor, and there were a few bottles that were 'filled' with a substance. The girl slowly raised her head to look at him, she had been napping to just pass the time. "Get up, get your things..." he said in a direct tone, soon a small bot rolled in and started to clean up the trash, it helped keep things clean on his ship. She just looked at him with slight confusion, but she slowly got up to get her pack and headed towards him. Drake stood aside to let her by and closed the door. Nothing much was said, but she feared he wasn't going to listen to her, so she kept to herself. Drake then turned to walk towards the commons room and looked back to see if she was following which she did-with hesitation.

As they entered he went to the kitchen area and punched in a code on the wall, and a tray of warm food came out. Taking up the tray he walked over to the table and set it down before her "Eat that" he then walked out of the room. She frowned at his gesture which annoyed her, he came off as crude and cold by how he directed her. The food smelled good, she was hungry and didn't eat much while locked up, she sat down and took the spoon to scoop up some of the food to taste. It tasted very good, considering how hungry she was, she continued to eat till he entered the room again. When she saw him walk in she had stopped eating and watched him as he went to lean against the counter with his arms crossed over his chest and his eyes looking right at her. "So...I take it the food is good?" she swallowed what she had eaten and nodded. Drake had a slightly better look at her features. She had a slender build, wasn't very tall, had very light strawberry blonde hair, and her eyes were a stunning coral color. Her skin was like a creamy vanilla, something about her seemed so ethereal. She went to speak "Thank you for the food..." she wondered if he was just analyzing her to see if she was worth his time, but she didn't know what was going on she was just uneasy.



"You break into my ship, then you expect me to help you...that takes a lot of guts, especially to break into my ship". She looked up at him, then down "I know...I'm sorry, I-" "I could just leave you here, I thought about it. Dump you on this planet, and let you tough it out here. You'd be safe for sure, doubt whoever is chasing you would find you" "You're wrong..." she muttered. "The one who is chasing me will find me..." Drake arched a blonde brown "So who exactly is chasing you?" She gripped the spoon while trying to calm her nerves "He's dangerous and he wants to force me to do things I don't want to do". Drake narrowed his eyes a bit "If you won't tell me, then it isn't worth my ti-" "Please! I do need your help!" she could feel her eyes well up with tears "He's hurt me, took advantage of me and I managed to escape him. His name is Galgon...and he's my twin brother". Drake's features softened a little, then he went to straddle of the chairs across from her "And why is he such a threat?" She reached up to wiped some of her tears "...He wants nothing more than power, he's ruthless..." She took a breath.

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"We were orphans, we were locked into an escape pod of some sort and sent to a planet. Our pod exploded on impact, I was injured badly while my brother was alright. We were found by a man who rushed us to a hospital, I was told I'd never walk again and that was mainly that. We were about five at the time, and we have no recollection of who our parents were. A woman came to see us and agreed to take us to her orphanage and care for us, we weren't like the other children, but we did fit in somewhat. My brother and I were almost like an exact copy of one another, he was older than me by a few minutes. He was bossy with me, I was in a wheelchair, cause my legs didn't work anymore..." she reached down to touch her thigh. "He was always obsessed with being better, he'd wrestle the other boys and tried to win, and if he lost he'd be so angry. It scared me". She stared down at the table "Things got worse the older we got, some children were adopted out and we remained, no one wanted to take us...my brother hated it, and felt resentment to other children that were picked. He was so angry he stabbed a child in her leg and claimed it was an accident, he threatened me not to say anything". She wasn't sure on giving her life story, but she had to for the chance of him protecting her at least. "When we were both thirteen...he..." she swallowed and took a breath "There was this boy that liked me, and he gave me a kiss one day. My brother was angry, and he was so jealous that he..." she clenched her teeth. "Galgon is highly dangerous, I can promise you...he'll make some of the bounties you have found look like childsplay. I had to get away from him..." she couldn't tell him more.

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Drake knew she was holding back, but he didn't push the issue, though he found it strange she would share her story with him, but could that level 4 be Galgon? There were no updates on bounties for him, he had to make a phone call. With that thought he slowly got up and exited the room leaving her there, she sat and buried her face in her arms as exhausted tears wet the sleeve of her jacket.
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