Master of Violence – Part 13

Master of Violence

by AJ Marks

Part 13

Mark bolted up out of bed as the alarms went off.  He made his way to the bridge as people rushed to their battlestations.  Racing onto the bridge he noticed everyone looking on and the atmosphere was tense.

“What’s up?” Mark asked looking around knowing there was no drill scheduled unless Hans had done so without his knowledge.

“One ship, just appeared on the scanners,” the reply came back.

“Identification?” Mark asked wondering if they were going into battle.

“Doesn’t match any known ships, either ours or the Simian database.”

Mark turned to look at the scanners. Continue reading…


Master of Violence – Part 12

Master of Violence

by AJ Marks

Part 12

Mark paced on the bridge before he was called for an incoming message.

“Admiral,” Mark said seeing the admiral on the screen.

“I have news, for you first,” he said.  Mark nodded and put on some headphones before waiting.  “I’m sorry to say, the mission failed.  The Princess Royal was destroyed, all hands are assumed lost.”

Mark nodded not trusting himself to speak.

“The President is heading to Congress to ask for a declaration of war between humanity and this unknown race.  As of this moment you and any defense ships are clear to open fire upon seeing this hostile enemy race.  We have new intel on them which will be forwarded to you at once, including better images of their ships, and a scanner reading of them.  If you spot anything which matches you are to open fire at once,” Richard said to him.

“I understand sir,” Mark replied back. Continue reading…


Master of Violence – Part 11

Master of Violence

by AJ Marks

Part 11

Angie followed in silence for a bit before her curiosity got the better of her.

“What’s going on?” she asked as they continued to hike though the forest.

“Don’t you see,” Jack said.  “We’ll need some things first  I think we can find what we need in the rubble of the shopping center, there was a cell phone business there and we might be able to find a portable solar charger.”

“Um, okay, but what does that have to do with anything?” Angie asked.  Sure a charged phone would be nice, but without a signal it was useless. Continue reading…


Master of Violence – Part 10

Master of Violence

by AJ Marks

Part 10

Jeff made his way into the room having been called quickly.  He felt he should get used to such events considering the situation going on recently.  Inside the room was the familiar figures, the admiral, Isa and a new person, another two senators who were part of the defense council.

“What’s going on?” Jeff asked.

“We have some information from Sierra,” Richard said surprising Jeff.

“What information?” Isa asked.

“It appears that Captain Mark Pappas has a niece who lives on Sierra,” Richard stated.  “Approximately ninety minutes ago he received a text from her.”

“I was under the impression all communications was blocked from Sierra, how could he have gotten something?” one of the other senators, Greg asked. Continue reading…


Master of Violence – Part 9

Master of Violence

by AJ Marks

Part 9

Angie slowly came to with a headache and groaned slightly.  Opening her eyes she looked around seeing sunlight overhead and the sight of trees.  Sitting up quickly in a panic was a bad idea as her head felt like it exploded and quickly laid back down.

“You’re awake, good,” a voice said.  “I was worried.”

Angie opened her eyes again to see Jack now over her.  She looked at him, then where they were and her mind raced at what might have happened.  Had he kidnapped her?  What had he done to her?  Quickly feeling down she noticed she still had her clothes on, so either he dressed her, or nothing happened.

“What happened?” she asked, her voice a bit raspy.

“Here,” he replied, handing her some water.  “How’s your head?” Continue reading…


Master of Violence – Part 8

Master of Violence

by AJ Marks

Part 8

Jeff was amazed at the entire ship.  Despite so many people on board, the ship had been designed for so many and was working incredibly well.

“Sorry to interrupt,” another Simian said who Jeff was unaware of but he looked at Toncor.

“Yes?” Toncor said.

“There is a message for the senator from the surface, they say its urgent,” he said.

“Very well,” Toncor said.

Jeff felt unsure about heading to their bridge and made his way thought the ship following the two.  Upon entering the bridge he remembered to duck going through the doorway.  They led him over to the communications and waited. Continue reading…


Master of Violence – Part 7

Master of Violence

by AJ Marks

Part 7

Jeff watched Toncor’s expression by his answer.  The alien had not been expecting to hear such a bold answer, but it was the only one Jeff could give and live with himself.  He never was one to back down if confronted and they would be fighting for their home.  That was a powerful incentive for any human.

“I see,” Toncor finally said.  “Why?”

“This is our home, we were born here, grew up here, its where my family is, if that’s not worth fighting for, what is?” Jeff said.

“You can always move your family, find a new home,” Toncor said logically.

“Yes, but you are forever running, are you not?  Nothing has been solved,” Jeff replied.  “I can’t imagine a nice life for my son or daughter in such an environment, always running and looking over your shoulder for this Dark Race to appear once more.  You couldn’t settle down out of fear.” Continue reading…


Master of Violence – Part 6

Master of Violence

by AJ Marks

Part 6

Toncor looked on at the situation going on.  It had been a few Earth days now since their arrival at Earth.  Things appeared to be looking up, the portable communicators had been prepared which they could wear without the larger translator.  It appeared as a small unit in their ears, the humans said it appeared as a hearing aide.

Hakkas walked up to him.

“How go the repairs?” Toncor asked.

“It will take some time, they have to develop the parts from scratch, but they seemed confident it can be done,” Hakkas said back to him.

“Good,” Toncor said lapsing back into silence.  Once more his thoughts went back to the humans and their reactions in the first meeting.  Since that first meeting there had been no discussion about the ‘Dark Race’, other than a few side talks which were out of the public eye.  In fact, the officials of the human government seemed to want to keep any mention of such a race quiet to the point they asked Toncor and the others not to mention it in front of anyone else, including other workers. Continue reading…


Master of Violence – Part 5

Master of Violence

by AJ Marks

Part 5

Jeff sat back listening in, taking some notes of who was who.  The captain he dismissed a bit, but he had been the one working the machine so perhaps he was also knowledgeable with machines.  He might also be there for security, like Richard and Mark were.  Things were interesting for sure.  He noticed Isa seemed thoughtful as well.

“I welcome you in peace, and hopefully a long lasting friendship,” Jeff said.

He noticed that Toncor looked over at Aviella before speaking.

“We thank you, but we come to require some assistance with our ship,” Toncor said.  “Our jump engines were damage forcing us to this location instead of our intended location.”

That caused Jeff to frown, even as the rumble of thunder rolled though the room.  He noticed that the three aliens jumped slightly at the sound. Continue reading…


Master of Violence – Part 4

Master of Violence

by AJ Marks

Part 4

Jeff Cerial walked into his office having been called in for an emergency.  He sat down waiting a bit surprised when the President, Natile Carter also walked in.

“Thank you all for coming,” she said sounding a bit harried.  She appeared as if she had been working hard over something.

He looked around seeing a few others, including Admiral Jorkenstein sitting in the room and wondered what might have happened.

“The press has only started to pick it up, but it won’t last long,” she said to them all.  “Admiral, if you’ll update us all as to the situation.”

“Thank you madam President,” Richard said standing up and activating a screen.   “Two hours ago the Enterprise was testing a new, more efficient jump drive along with the scientific research vessel Nautilus.” Continue reading…