Aparoid Influence Chapter 5Chapter 5: The Sum of All ChoicesAparoid Influence Chapter 57 years ago in General Fiction More Like This
Somewhere on Zoness a pilot is haggling on the price of service to his aircraft. Fine tuning the agreement is still in progress however.
"Come on, I know you can do better than that!" Falco exclaims. "I could've let the swindlers on Macbeth do it for that price!"
"Then go back across the way and let them." The repair expert replies. "It's right over there."
"Where's the Lombardi discount?" The aviator pleads. "You know me!"
"Do I now?" The technician chuckles. "What's that got to do with anything?"
"I come here for repairs all the time! I'm worth a decent amount of business!"
"Not at what you want to pay."
"Business is business." Gus shrugs. "Got to make money, somehow."
"Let him slide." A female voice says from the entryway. "For me?"
"Ah…" Gus sighs. "Alright, but only because I like ya!"
"Thank you." The lady bats her eyes prettily at the mechanic.
"Whatever…get out of here, you two. I've got work to do." The pair
Aparoid Influence Chapter 2Chapter 2: Within the MindAparoid Influence Chapter 27 years ago in General Fiction More Like This
In the lab on Great Fox, the mechanic has just finished the diagnostic tests on the crystal pieces.
"Okay, finished." Slippy looks at the monitor. "What have we got here?" On the screen is pages of data. "Fox knows I'm no lab tech." He starts reading. "Maybe I should've got Dad's help on this…"
The Arwing specialist examines the screen closely. It takes him a few minutes to conclude the purpose of the material but he is relatively sure after analysis.
"Strange stuff." Slippy says to himself. "It gives off energy and almost reads like it's alive. Wonder where she got this?"
The resident technology expert runs the composition through a database of known substances. Watching it check against the criteria for more than a million things the toad is intrigued.
"Whatever it is, it isn't common." He shakes his head, tiredly. "But that means the search'll take forever." Leaving the powerful mainframe to its work Slippy goes to take a break.
Back in t
Aparoid Influence Chapter 1Chapter 1: Surprise EvolutionAparoid Influence Chapter 17 years ago in General Fiction More Like This
Star Fox team is taking a breather. Having just assisted the Katina defense force in repelling an attack from a rebel faction all of them are a bit tired.
"That was a breeze." Falco says dismissively. "I could've done that in my sleep!"
"Easy for you to say, I had more than my share of trouble." Krystal replies.
"Don't I know it?" The bird chuckles. "Help, I've go an enemy on my tail" He squeals in a high-pitched voice.
"Fearless leader likes bailing you out though, so I guess you're lucky."
"Give it a rest." Slippy says tiredly. "She's new…"
"You're right, Slip. Everybody can't be the Ace pilot."
The toad smacks his forehead. "Why'd the General ever call you that?" He shakes his head, exasperated.
"Because I'm the best, that's why!" The Ace replies with a swagger. "What would you do without me?"
Aparoid Influence Chapter 3Chapter 3: Never Say NeverAparoid Influence Chapter 37 years ago in General Fiction More Like This
Meanwhile, in her personal one passenger pod, Krystal is waking up.
"That was a strange dream…" She says to herself. "Ugh, it was so- where is everyone?" The telepath mentally sweeps the area then opens her eyes. "Where am I? It's almost like…oh no…what have I done?"
You have decided to become one with me.
"No, I would never…" Krystal shudders with revulsion.
A good choice; my family will care for you well.
"Impossible…" However, the surrounding aparoid thought patterns do not lie. The passing stars through the dome of her ship clearly illustrate travel of great speed also. "Unless that dream…"
A pivotal point of progress. Soon, there will be no turning back…
"…wasn't simply a dream."
We will go back to where it began to find the last pieces. Then you will be able to take the final step.
Aparoid Influence Chapter 4Chapter 4: Winning a WarAparoid Influence Chapter 47 years ago in General Fiction More Like This
In the Corneria City war room General Pepper is getting chewed out.
"I understand your anger prime minister." The military figure begins. "But-"
"But, what?" The leader of Katina hisses. "This issss unacceptable. I do not require your underssstanding, I require your compliance."
"Today was a mistake-"
"Mistake? Is that the bessst you could think of? A missstake? Your reinforcements never showed up!"
"We lost a ccentral installation vital to our defense and a large number of troops to a mammoth girl who squashed most of them flat! You knew of the distance when you promisssed aid. Not to mention the actions of Ssstar Fox…"
"They are not my soldiers. They are independent, I cannot control them."
"They refused to attack the enemy! An enoromousss, hostile target and they landed one hit throughout the entire skirmish! Their orders were to neutralize the enemy! That was not the worst though. They threatened to engage my forces if they at