First Battle of Eden: Part 1The First Battle of Eden
By Josheua Samuelson
A Chronicles of Man Short Story
The chime pierced the silence of the flag officer's quarters aboard the Alliance battleship Kilimanjaro, and Vice Admiral Harriet Spencer's azul eyes opened begrudgingly before the chime called again. Sighing, the five foot nine woman rolled to her side and glanced up at the communication panel at her bedside, tapping the glowing accept key and designating voice only. After all, it wasn't right for an admiral to talk to her subordinates while half naked.
"Spencer, go ahead." She said and noted the grogginess of her own voice as she checked the time. Zero two hundred. No wonder she felt like she had just fallen off a sunderhorse.
"Admiral, I don't mean to wake you but we have a situation." Spencer quirked an eyebrow at the voice on the other end. It was Captain Kuritz, Kilimanjaro's CO who, like Spencer,
Tribute to John 117117Tribute to John 1177 years ago in Free Verse More Like This
They were returning from their prison on onyx
They had been through hell and back again
And the war was finally over
So now they could return to earth and see 117
The landed near a small memorial
It had photos many of soldiers who died
For the sake of humanity in the final assault
They were sad to see many familiar faces
One of them was 117 old cohorts
Sgt. A.J. Johnson was on the memorial
They also saw their old friends daughter
Capt. Miranda Keys was on the memorial
The 18 of them stood at attention
And paid their respects
They then began searching for 117
He was nowhere to be found
They returned to the memorial
Wondering were he could
It was then that ghostly figures emerged
Each one was a friend or enemy of 117
Zuka Zamame and YapYap stared emotionless
Sam, Kurt, James and many other Spartans also stared
Two disfigured and zombie like soldiers stared as well
They were Pvt. Wallace A. Jenkins and Captain Jacob Keyes
A giant octopus/zombie like creature also stared at this
The Death KorpsLet me take this moment to congratulate you, Interrogator Gelinde. Or should I say... Inquisitor Justul held out his hand; In it, he held a large badge, an Inquisitorial rosette of the Ordo Hereticus. It was not his own.The Death Korps6 years ago in Fan Fiction More Like This
Inquisitor, Marie Gelinde. He finished, smiling. His Honor Inquisitor Lord Dietris gave this to me, to give to you. Youve received all three recommendations necessary to become a full member of the Holy Ordos. He placed the polished icon in his former interrogators hands.
Unable to bring words to her mouth, Marie Victora Gelinde stared down at the rosette. Words could not describe the mixture of excitement, surprise and wonder she felt.
Ah, I remember the day old Marek petitioned me. A week after that, I was made Inquisitor. Justul sat down in his favorite study chair, and sighed happily as the memories rolled in.
Marie finally gathered up the will to break her eyes from the rosette and speak. Who recomm